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The Michigan Daily-Thursday; May3 1979-Page 13
Cross-continent hike
for Alaskan land
(Continued from Page 3)
the property of Alaska natives, private would have no impact on the national
landowners or the state. But opposition energy situation during this century.
from Alaska's senators prevented final "It's a classic battle," said McGuire.
action on the bill. Udall has once again, "A few folks want to go in and make
this year, proposed legislation to balan- money off of the last of our really wild
ce development of natural resources lands. The people trying to get support
and protection of Alaskana wilderness. are all basically doing it for nothing. We
McGuire's interest in, Alaskan have this feeling it's good against evil.
wilderness was spurred by Fred But this is all there is and there ain't no
Meader, a philosopher/filmmaker, more."
with whome he spent several seasons in McGuire, in Detroit on his way home
Brooks Range, Alaska as a child. to Berkeley, Calif., from Key West,
McGuire, 23, said Meader was a man financed his cross-continent trek
"who wanted to cut ties with through a dishwashng job and con-
civilization. A lot of his attitudes have tributions from family and friends. He
influenced me," he said. walked for six weeks in the rain in
"Alaska is the place where Canada. On the eighth day of his walk
everyone's going to be in 20 years. he was hitaby a pick-up truck and suf-
People want to go where there's gonna fered a shattered elblow and con-
be some integrity left." cussion. "I was pretty fortunate. I
The Lands bill has the support of over could've ended right there," he said.
170 members of Congress, the UAW, "But there was more at stake than per-
UMW and President Carter. "But the sonal feelings." He said he stared at a
oil people can pull so many strings," life signs monitoring instrument near
said McGuire. He fears that the bill will his bed. "And as long as the blip was
be watered down because "oil com- still blipping, there was no reason not to
panies have been able to give people the continue."
idea that if they set this land aside, McGuire arrived in Key West on
people will be running out of gas on April 9. "It (the walk) took a heavy toll
Sundays this summer. That's bullshit. on my body," he said. "I need to rest."
Only about 5 per cent of this land has The native Californian hopes he has
any potential for oil," he said. influenced some people. "We got
The Alaska Coalition supporting the tremendous publicity," he said. "I
legislation states that even if oil were didn't realize we'd get as much as we
discovered on that land this year and did. If we win, I'm gonna feel like I had
development began immediately, it something to do with it."
South Africa gor't. to
okaY black labor unions

Photo by Bil Becker
McGUIRE RELAXES on a Key West beach after his 7,000 mile walk from Alaska.
StudPnts Pscape injurv
in morning riflP attack

(Continued from Page:3)
the principle." The closed shop is seen
by many blacks as a basic obstacle to
their advancement, especially in in-
dustries controlled by all-white unions.
Botha said the right to belong to a
union initially would be reserved for
those blacks with accommodation and
permanent work, and would not be ex-
tended at first to migrant workers.
Botha estimated that there were
about a million migrant workers in
South Africa out of a black labor force
in the white areas of more than four
million. He said the government might
give limited union rights to migrant
workers in the future.
Botha said existing laws prohibiting
involvement by unions in politics would
be extended to meet the new situation.
He did not believe that giving blacks
economic power in white areas even-

tually might force the government to
give them political power.

By-TIMOTHY YAGLE
Two University students escaped in-
jury Tuesday morning after a man ar-
med with a rifle stepped off a curb and
fired a bullet at their car, according to
police.
Police said Richard Barnard, a 34-
year-old Ann Arbor man, has been
charged with assault with intent to do
great bodily harm less than murder in
the shooting which occurred near
Packard and Vaughn at about 5:30 a.m.
Barnard was jailed without bond
pending a psychiatric examination. A
preliminary hearing has been
scheduled for May 9 in 15th District
Court.
ACCORDING TO the Ann Arbor
News, in 1976, Barnard was charged
with attempted murder after he
allegedly shot at an Ann Arbor police
detective in the City Hall garage. The
detective, Barnard Price, was unhar-
med and arrested Barnard who was
armed with a .25-caliber handgun.
Court records show the charge was
dismissed. Also dismissed that same
year was another attempted murder
charge when Barnard allegedly

assaulted his mother on Feb. 16, 1976.
Court documents also failed to show
why the charges were dismissed or
whether Barnard had been committed
to a mental institution.
IN TUESDAY'S shooting, police said
the .bullet slammed into the left front
hood area of a car driven by 17-year-old
Alfredo Canales, after a man stepped
off a curb into the traffic lane armed
with a rifle. He aimed at Canales' car
and fired.
Officers arrested Barnard only
minutes later, while he was still
carrying a .22-caliber rifle.
Police still have not been able to
provide a motive for the shooting.

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