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Vol. LXXXVIII, No. 56 Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, November 11-, 1977 Ten Cents 12 Pages

Embezzlement of
Tenants Union's
money revealed

Thieves have embezzled an unde-
termined amount of money from the
Ann Arbor Tenants Union's (TU)
general escrow fund - the bank
account which holds rent monies of
tenants who are on rent strikes - the
organization revealed yesterday.
TU leaders said it "isn't clear ex-
actly how much money was taken"
from the fund, but they are "confi-
dent" that those entrusting their
rents with the group will get their
money back.

BECAUSE OF the theft, the TU has
frozen its escrow accounts, accepting
no new deposits nor releasing money
now in the general fund. This doesn't
affect the TU's two Canadian escrow
funds, from which no money was
taken. The'freeze will continue until
an auditor, hired by the TU, finishes
reviewing the union's financial books
and the police investigation is com-
Greiner said she doesn't think the
theft will affect TU's status as a
union or its bargaining position

Israel regrets
high casualties

Doily Photo by ANDY FREEBERG
AN IRANIAN STUDENT leans out of a Burton Tower sixth floor window attempting to display his banner con-
demning the Shah of Iran's U.S. visit next week. A protestor was arrested yesterday for wearing a mask similar
to one worn by the student pictured above.
Protest ends inarrest

"'hile noon bells chimed yesterday from the Burton
sc arial Carillon Tower, Iranian students were
'gathering at its base for a protest. Little did they know
that at the end of their escapade one of their members
would leave the scene under arrest-not for disturbing the
peace-but for wearing a mask.
About ten members of the Iranian Student Association
in Ann Arbor and Ypsilanti (ISA) passed out flyers and
chanted, protesting the Shah of Iran's planned visit to
Washington next week. Two of the students spent the
duration of the protest-about one-half hour-attempting
to hang a banner from a sixth floor window proclaiming
"Condemn the Shah's U.S. Visit." But strong winds and

in bornbi~n
JERUSALEM (AP) - Israel Israel's r
expressed regret yesterday for civilian tacks on
casualties in its reprisal raid on three civil
southern Lebanon but still defended the
operation. It also welcomed Egyptian LEBAN
movement toward peace talks. "overt agg
In Washington, President Carter the matte]
declined to condemn Israel, telling a The U.S
news conference: "If the provocation United St
was absent, the retaliation would have ned" abou
been unnecessary." is "urgir
Carter said, "The bloodshei in my maximum
opinion will not be stopped until the The an
nations are willing to negotiate," ad- States wa
ding that the Mideast "is teetering on the six-w
another outbreak of violence." have Pale
the border
discussing the heavy civilian toll ISRAEL
among the more than 100 dead and 150 said they
injured in Israel's bombing and would less
strafing raid Wednesday, told report- Geneva p
ers, "we regret it very deeply." and were
But Begin, who summoned U.S. Am- Presiden
bassador Samuel Lewis to his office to remarks.
convey the message, added, "we do not . Sadat t
apologize for the operation itself." in Cairo z
The cross-border foray was aimed atS
Palestinian strongholds and was.

reply toguerrilla rocket at-
an Israeli town that killed
ON SAID Israel was guilty of
gression" and would bring up
r in the U.N. Security Council.
. envoy in Jerusalem said the
ates also was "deeply concer-
ut Wednesday'scasualties and
ng all parties to exercise
mbassador said the United
s making efforts to reinstate
eek-old truce in Lebanon and
stinian forces withdraw from,
r area.
LI Foreign Ministry officials
did not believe the fighting
;sen chances for reconvening a
peace conference, however,
e optimistic about Egyptian
t Anwar Sadat's latest
old the Egyptian parliament
n Wednesday that it is urgent
See ISRAELIS, Page 12

involving settlement of current rent
strikes involving Reliable Realty Co.
and Traver Knoll apartments. But
she does fear that landlords will use
the theft to reduce public confidence
in the TU.
"The Tenants Union is still a strong
and together organization . . . de-
spite what the landlords may say,"
she said.
TO COMPENSATE for the losses,
Greeiner said the TU is being
assisted in fund-raising activities by
the Coalition for Better Housing and
the Michigan Student Assembly
housing law reform project..
One person has been arrested
because of involvement with the
embezzlement. But Detective Ser-
geant Norman Olmstead of the Ann
Arbor Police Department is still con
ducting an investigation with the-
name of one suspect known to him.
Peter Jamison was apprehended
and bound over for trial last June in,
connection with the theft of $1,400
from the TU through a forged check.
He was charged with obtaining:
money under false pretenses.
ACCORDING TO testimony by
Olmstead at Jamison's preliminary
See TENANTS, Page 12
OK to job
bill near'
WASHINGTON (AP) -- President
Carter, moving toward public en-
dorsement of a compromise "full
employment" bill, said yesterday
that federal jobs programs will begin
having their full impact early next
Carter told a nationally broadcast
news conference the battle against
seven per cent unemployment - the
current level - is "a tedious, slow
process," but one he viewed with op-
THE PRESIDENT also said he
expects to announce "within the next
few days" his backing for a compro-
mise Humphrey-Hawkins jobs bill
that would underscore his belief.that
"every person in our country that is
able to work ought to have an oppor-
tunity for a job."
Administration sources said the
bill would fix a goal of four per cent
unemployment within five years.
See CARTER, Page 3

snow hampered their efforts at hanging the banner.
University security arrived and ordered the protesters
out of the tower, saying the ISA needed a permit from the
Michigan Student Assembly to display the banner.
Peaceful protesters on the ground were told they couldj
AS THE PROTESTERS were dispersing, two Ann Ar-
bor policemen approached five of the Iranians. Next, ac-
cording to an Iranian bystander, a protester was arrested
for wearing a mask.
"We were just walking back toward the Diag after
everything had ended when the police pulled up and grab-
bed him (the student wearing the mask) and pushed him
See PROTEST, Page 12

Orator scans arms halt

Seniors can begin picking up basketball tickets 8:00 Monday morning at
Crisler Arena's southeast corner. One person can represent four students,
but must produce a receipt and ID for every ticket order. Juniors follow the
same set-up Tuesday, sophomores on Wednesday and freshpersons end it up
on' Thursday.

The recent ban on arms sales to
South Africa by the United Nations is,
a symbolic first step toward rede-
signing national policies toward that
apartheid country, Herschelle Chal-
lenor told a small crowd at the
Rackham Amphitheatre yesterday.
Challenor, staffperson on the
House Committee of International
Relations on Africa was in Ann Arbor
as part of the Teach-In on South
Africa sponsored by the African
Students Association.
policy toward South Africa as incon-

She cited the case of Guinea's
struggle foriliberation from France.
"Despite the public pronouncements,
the U.S. didn't give support to the
African nations seeking indepen-
dence. The U.S. refused to provide
any support for the Guineans be-
cause it didn't want to offend France.
This has been the policy."
Challenor;described the evolution
of U.S. foreign policy in South Africa.
"The past administration said it
wanted majority rule in Namibia
(Southwest Africa) and Rhodesia
and only complained about institu-
tionalized inequalities in South. Af-
rica. 'This administration has de-

clared that \hese three issues are
interdependent and that you can't
separate one from the others. They
have taken the position that they
won't make concessions in one
country to gain in another," she said.
Defining theSouth African system
as one of "pigmlentocracy," she
described the repression in that
country. "The basic rights are allo-
cated on the basis of the color of one's
"In South Africa, discrimination
and separate development are en-
shrined into laws. People talk about
See SPEAKER, Page 9

SEC accuses Merrfll,
Lynch firm of fraud
From Wire and Staff Reports of questionable legality.
WASHINGTON - The Securities City Administrator Sylvester Mur-
and Exchange Commission (SEC) ray said although he found yester-
accused Merrill Lynch, the nation's day's actions by the SEC "interest-
largest stockbroker, of securities ing, ' they "have nothing to do with
fraud yesterday for promoting the ou"WHEN THE SEC finishes con-
sale of a stock without adequately ducting its investigation into our
researching the potential of the dealings with Merrill Lynch, I'm
company. sure they'll let us know,'" said
After a four-year investigation Murray.
with more than 300 witnesses, the Merrill Lynch, Pierce, Fenner &
SEC censured the brokerage firm Smith Inc. and others named agreed
and ordered it to pay $1.6 million to to the administrative action without
customers who suffered losses when admitting or denying the allegations.
the stock plummeted in value. Seven The SEC's action effectively ends the
stock dealers were ordered suspend- case, which was not taken to a court.
ed. A number of stockholders affected
THE SITUATION is somewhat have reached an out-of-court settle-
similar to another ongoing SEC ti ..r. r r 1 -a h

Blue fans
When most of Ann Arbor is
cheering the football team, basking
in the bright city night life, or peace-
fully sleeping, a certain breed of
students ignore other activities and
turn diligently to their studies. Some
accept their plight with complacen-
cy, while others find alternate routes
to total concentration.
Perched by a window on the sixth
floor of the Graduate Library, Ken
Tyra periodically averted his atten-
tion from his books to the Wolver-
ine scoreboard. "I can see every time
there's a first down," he grinned. "I
should have brought my binoculars."
The junior political science major ad-
mitted that Saturday study is not
habitual with him. "This is the first
Saturday I've studied," he sighed.
VENTURING down three floors to
a sun-drenched cubby-hole between
study carrels, a freshman sits cross-
legged on the carnet. Although

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