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The Michigan Daily-Saturday, July 7, 1979-Page 3
Malaysian protesters
want U.S. to take
more 'boat people'

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) -
Malaysian protesters demonstrated
outside the U.S. Embassy yesterday
and called on President Carter to open
America's gates wider to "boat people"
refugges.
Two hundred protesters demon-
strated outside the U.S. Embassy and
complained that Washington was ac-
cepting lawyers, engineers, and other
skilled refugees but was leaving the un-
skilled for Malaysia to worry about.U.S.
officials denied this.
The protesters then went to the Viet-
namese Embassy and demanded that
Hanoi halt the exodus from its shores.
HOME AFFAIRS Minister Ghazali
Shafie, meanwhile, told a convention of
Malaysia's ruling party that about 140
Malaysians had been arrested for
"collaborating" with the Vietnamese
refugees.
He did not elaborate but cautioned
citizens against being lured by Viet-
namese gold, an apparent indication
that some villagers have acceptea
payment in exchange for sheltering
newly arrived boat people.

AP Photo
Almost 450 Vietnamese refugees were rescued by the USS Robert E. Peary
from the South China Sea about 400 miles south of Thailand in May. The boat
filled with refugees included children such as the youngsters pictured above.
Malyasian protesters yesterday called on President Carter to open
American doors to Southeast Asian refugees.
HIGHER EDUCATION FUNDS FACE REDUCTION:

The government has put up a naval
blockade to keep the refugee-laden
boats from landing in Malaysia, which
already has many people on its soil
awaiting resettlement elsewhere. The
Malaysians have been towing new
arrivals back out to sea.
IN OTHER developments yesterday
in the Indochinese refugee crisis:
Indonesian Foreign Minister
Mochtar Kusumatmadja said in Jakar-
ta his government and those of the
other members of the Association of
Southeast Asian Nations - Malaysia,
Thailand, Singapore, and the Philip-
pines - were still considering a request
by Secretary of State Cyrus Vance and
other Western officials to lift their ban
on new arrivals from Vietnam.
* The Thai government said it would
convert two small islands in the Gulf of
Thailand into refugee processing cen-
ters. An estimated 150,000 Indochinese
refugees, most from Laos, are
sheltered in Thailand.
Regents meeting
rescheduled
The University Board of Regents has
rescheduled a special meeting to
discuss preliminary candidates for the
University presidency.
The meeting is set for Monday at 6
p.m. It was originally scheduled for
July 2.
IT IS EXPECTED that the Board will
close the proceedings, allowed under
the Open Meetings Act, to discuss
"potential and preliminary can-
didates" for the post of president of the
University.
Members of the Board of Regents
have refused to comment on Monday's
meeting, but University officials and
search committee members said they
do not anticipate a new president will
be named at that time.
Search committee members have
said they "hope" and "expect" the
president to be named this month.

State proposes $4.6 billion budget

From UPI with staff reports
LANSING-Legislative leaders yesterday set a 1979.
budget target of $4.6 billion-a goal which will force them
shave about $200 million from spending plans already a
proved by the House and Senate.
The spending cuts will includea $30 million reduction in t
Higher Education appropriations bill through which t
University receives its operating funds, according to Sens
Fiscal Agency analyst David Murphy.
Each house has adopted its own version of the maj
budget bills. Joint conference committees have been appoi
ted to work out the differences.
BOTH THE SENATE and the House have approve
Higher Education budget bills. The Senate's bill would gi
the University $148.9 million-$15,450,000 over last year aj
an increase of 11.2 per cent. The University requested an
per cent increase from the state in October 1978.
Murphy said he could not predict whether the cuts in t
tody
Volunteers needed
The Domestic Violence Project is seeking volun-
teers to fill two positions. One is client advocate,
assistant to battered women on emotional, career,
educational, legal,. and financial matters during
their stay at Safe House. Requirements include a 6-
month committment and eight hours of volunteer
time a week, and applicants should be women. The
second position is for child service worker, and
requires men or women with backgrounds in child
care. The time commitment for this position is
negotiable. Call Volunteer Coordinator Lori
Thomas or Child Care Coordinator Sue Huff at 995-
5447 for information.
One less blimp
The Goodyear blimp Mayflower may have made
its last circle above Michigan Stadium. The blimp
sustained $1 million in damage during a thunder-
storm Tuesday night at an airport in Mt. Pleasant,
Iowa, according to pilot Ron Bell. Bell said that
while the 3,000 envelope which surrounds the air-
ship's structure could be patched, the decision
whether to rebuild or to repair would be purely
economic.Perhaps that reasoning could apply to

Higher Education bill would affect the level of state funding
for the University in the coming year.
A joint appropriations committee for Higher Education
will meet Tuesday to work out changes in the bill, Murphy
said.
AN AIDE TO Rep. Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor) said
yesterday it was unlikely the Higher Education bill would be
reduced by the total $30 million.
House Speaker Bobby Crim (D-Davison) said key figures
in the budget-writing process will meet again Tuesday to
assess their progress in meeting the target goal.
Crim said lawmakers also will have to come to agreement
with Gov. William Milliken on revenue projections for the
coming fiscal year and on several items in the budget in-
cluding the hotly disputed home heating assistance plan.
"IT LOOKS LIKE we're in better shape than usual,' Crim
said.
"It seems at this time we're still on track" for ajournment
See $4.6, Page 10

the Wolverines inside Michigan Stadium, too, now
that former quarterback Rick Leach has graduated
and signed with the Detroit Tigers.
Happenings.. .
... are scant today. At 1 p.m., the Yoga Center of
Ann Arbor will present a Tofu Workshop. The center
is located at 207 E. Ann St. Call 769-4321 for more in-
formation ... those who signed up for the Inter-
national Center's trip to Hart Plaza in Detroit for
the International Ethnic Festival should meet at
2:50 p.m. in the International Center
Lounge . . . registration begins today for Ypsilanti
Township Recreation Department tennis classes.
Call 483-0774 for information . . . Cathy Adkins of
the School of Music will give an organ recital at Hill
Auditorium at 8 p.m. . . . FILMS: Cinema
II-Lucky Man, 7 p.m., 10 p.m., Aud. A, Angell
Hall ... Ann Arbor Film Co-op-Return of the
Dragon. 7 p.m., 10:20 p.m.; Chinese Connection,
8:30 p.m., both in Aud. 3, MLB ... Cinema
Guild-It Happened One Night, 7:30 p.m., 9:30 p.m.,
Old A & D Aud... . SUNDAY, Larry Weed will give
a trombone recital at 4 p.m. in the School of Music
Recital Hall . . . and at 8 p.m. in the same hall,
Scott Hartley will also perform on the trom-
bone, . . FILMS: Cinema Guild-The Last Laugh, 8

p.m., Old A & D Aud.... MONDAY, John Gouwens
will give a carillon recital at Burton Tower from 7
p.m. until 8 p.m.... the Musical Society presents
Carlos Barbosa-Lima, guitarist, at 8:30 p.m. in
Rackham Aud... .today marks the start of the
University's Media Resources Center's 1979 Sum-
mer Film Showcase. At 7:30 p.m. today in Aud. 3,
MLB, the Center will show Henry Ford's America
followed by My Hands Are the Tools of My Soul. The
Film Showcase continues Monday through Friday
until July 26.
On the outside
Some people in Ann Arbor recently have conten-
ded that this summer, and, in fact, the entire year,
has been unusually cold. True, the number of
sweaty, humid, fry-an-egg-on-the-sidewalk days
has been limited in 1979. However, these pessimistic
people have neglected one thing. The weather can
only get better. To prove this point, today will be
sunny. The high temperature will reach 800, the low a
comfortable 500. Thy breeze will be slight. Barring
the slight possibility of a blizzard, glacier, or ice
storm moving across southeastern Michigan within
the next several weeks, according to the Daily's
weather forecasters, summer will continue until
September.

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