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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, December 3, 1977-Page 3

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sI USEE NEV H ENCALL )AtY
Check it out
First they restyled the time schedules. Now, they've streamlined
your University paycheck. Yesterday marked the debut of the sleeker,
envelopeless tabs that look something like the report cards that will grace
your mailbox in January. It used to take six to seven hours to prepare the
old checks for distribution, says Payroll Office Manager Melbourne
Amos, and the new format cuts work down to two to three hours. Besides
saving time, the change also frees up the space needed to store 300,000
paycheck envelopes. Rip the perforations all around to find out how much
of your paycheck was devoured by taxes, but be careful. One Bursley
resident didn't follow the dotted line and ended up ripping his check in
half.
A new leaf
Festooned with orange and yellow ribbons, a tilia cordata has sur-
faced around the corner from Angell Hall. Pass by the northeast corner,
the one closest to State and William, and take a gander at the tree
hugging the Angell Hall wall. Planted Wednesday, the tree is a little-leaf
linden, according to University landscape architect Bob Mueting, and is
one of many scheduled to make new roots around the University. Known
for its dense foliage, the tree will provide plenty of shade once the sum-
mer sun rises, and its low branches should discourage those students
trying to cut corners. I
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We reported Wednesday in this column that a physiology professor
was giving students extra credit for filling out course evaluations if the
evaluationrs were signed. This, was not the case - the evaluations were
confidential. The Daily regrets the error and apologizes for any embar-
assment.
Happenings . .
"...:.be5gin with a urn of the page, do it at the Book Sale sponsored by
Friends of the Ann Arbor Public Library from 9 a.m.-6 p.m.... if you're
into print, but not of the book variety, peruse some prints and other objec-
ts d'art at the Winter Art Fair in the University Coliseum from 10 a. m to
8 p.m. ... your evening can be full of culture, too, if you stop by Rackham
Aud. at 8 this evening and get an earful of "Electronic Music: New Works
from the University's Electronic Music Studio" ... for you film buffs out
there, young avant-garde German director Werner Herzog, will speak af-
ter the 9 showing of his film in Aud. A, MLB ... ciao.
On the outside.. .
Gray skies, nothing but gray skies, are on the horizon for today. And
from those dreary heavens will fall two inches of snow, our weatherfolk
say. The high will be 29 and the low about 19. So, shuffle off with your
shovel somewhere.

AP Photo
A BLACK RHODESIAN stands with a rope around his neck placed there by depicts the sort of activity which has provoked investigations of atrocity
Rhodesian cavalry to prevent his escape. Taken last September, the photo charges levelled by black nationalists.

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SALISBURY, Rhodesia (AP)-In
five years of escalating war between
Rhodesia's white-minority government
and black nationalist guerrillas, both
sides have accused each other of
atrocities involving civilians.
Now the Salisburg government itself
is looking into allegations that its
soldiers were involved in atrocities
committed against black civilians.
The Rhodesian government produced
in 1976 a 31-page booklet, entitled
"Harvest of War," detailing hundreds
of atrocities allegedly committed by
black guerrillas against whites as well
as black tribesmen who refused to join
their ranks.
ON NOV. 23, the Rhodesian military
command announced that it had
begun an investigation last September
of allegations of atrocities committed
by the army against civilians, It said
the investigation is expected to be com-
pleted in the near future.
A new account, by a photographer
who got a rare closeup look at
Rhodesian troops in action, offers some
d&btail behind the investigation.
One of the cases under investigation
involves activities witnessed by an
American contract photographer for
The Associated Press, J. Ross Baugh-
man. Baughman, now out of Rhodesia,
said he saw members of a 25-man
Rhodesian army cavalry unit loot, burn
down native huts and beat a local black
politician and torture his wife and
daughter.
THE TRUTH behind each side's ac-
cusations is difficult to find.
Control of reporters is strict. Baugh-
man's presence was arranged with the
help of a Rhodesian army major, an
American, with official government
approval.
When more senior Rhodesian
authorities found out who Boughman

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was, he was ordered to return to
Salisbury where some of his film was
confiscated or spoiled, although he was
able to get some out.
Baughman said the incidents took
place in the area of Lupani, 80 miles
from the border of Botswana. He added
that he was in the presence of a white
officer when the latter received a
report from a fellow officer that the
black politician, Moffat Ncube,
secretary of the local branch of the
African National Council, had died as
the result of beatings during in-
terrogation.
A HIGH-LEVEL Rhodesian army
source said Baughman's account was
accurate in substance but that 75 per
cent of the details either were
exaggerated or wrong. The source said
Ncube is alive and would be a chief
prosecution witness in any court-
martial that might arise from the Sep-
tember interrogations.
There is no record of Ncube's death at
the civilian administration offices in
Lupani or the nearby town of Tjoljtjo.
The Rhodesian .military has blamed
black nationalist guerrillas, who are
fighting to oust the white-dominated
Rhodesian government, for three mass
executions of black civilians, including
114 whites, of whom 15 were religious
missionaries. There are no figures
available on the number of persons
alleged to have been victims of any
similar action by the army.
THE GOVERNMENT has alleged
that guerrilla atrocities included forced
cannibalism. One black victim told
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sliced off his ears and forced his wife to
cook and eat them. A black laborer on a
white-owned farm had his feet cut off.
Photographer Baughman said he saw
white soldiers commit atrocities while
on a three-day mission with the Grey's
Scouts, a mounted tracking unit.
During that time, he said, he saw the
soldiers:
-Beat Ncube about the head with a
small wooden bat. He was unconscious
and tied up at the time.
-Kick and threaten two black youths
who were among a group rounded up at
an abandoned school.
-Burn down huts and threaten to
destroy others.
-Fasten rope nooses about the necks
of two prisoners and force them to run
or be dragged several miles behind
horses.

-Repeatedly punch a black prisoner
before pinning him to the ground,
wrapping his shirt about his head and
pouring water from a bucket over his
nose and mouth until he passed out.

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ALL THE PRESIDENT'S MEN
A fascinating and accurate enactment of the Water-
gate cover-up. With ROBERT REDFORD and DUSTIN
a HOFFMAN as Woodward and Bernstein, the two'
Washington Post reporters who dissected the car-
rupt executive organ of the U.S. government.
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THE MICHIGAN DAILY
volume LXXXvIII, No.71
Saturday, December 3,1977
is edited and managed by'students at the University
of Michigan. News phone 764-0562. Second class
postage ispaid at Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109.
Published daily Tuesday through Sunday morning
during the University year at 420 Maynard Street,
Ann Arbor, Michigan 48109. Subscription rates:
$12 September through April (2 semesters); $13 by
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Summer session published Tuesday throughSatur-
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$750 by mail outside Ann Arbor.

ARGENTINIAN TRADE
BUENOS AIRES (AP)-With exports
totaling $2.35 billion for the first five
months of 1977, or 75 per cent more than
for the same period last year, Argen-
tina showed a favorable trade balance
of $930 million, reported the Secretariat
for Foreign Trade. While all export sec-
tors registered gains, the Secretariat
noted that manufactured goods were up
40.6 per cent over the same five-month
period of 1976.-

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the ann arbor film cooperative
TONIGHT! Saturday, Dec. 3
EVERY MAN FOR HIMSELF
AND GOD AGAINST ALL
(Werner Herzog, 1975) 7T& 9-MLB 3
A film concerned with madness and alienation and based on the legendary
Kasper Hauser story about a man who mysteriously appears in a German
town with no memory or experience of life, Herzog's perspective is
darkly mysterious, a vision which dissolves the comforting surfaces of
everyday life to reveal the nightmare beneath. The portrayal of Lasper
done by Bruno S., a psychotic with a similar case history, is amazing,
as intense as it is unconventional. The most popular film of 1975
Cannes Film Festival. " . . . a stunning fable full of the universals. A
superb movie.. ." N.Y. TIMES. In German, with subtitles.
ADMISSION $1.50

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1974

CLAIRE'S KNEE
A bachelor's well-ordered existence is upset by three charming women he meets
vacationing in a summer resort near the Swiss border. He grasps the oppor-
tunity to develop a preference for the glamorous counterfeit over one who is
gloriously real. One of Rohmer's series of intriguing "moral tales," which also
include "CHLOE IN THE AFTERNOON" and "MY NIGHT AT MAUDE'S." The
dilemma is reinforced by the setting and the well-acted roles.
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