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The Michigan Daily
Vol. LXXXVII, No. 13-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Friday, May 20, 1977 Ten Cents Sixteen Pages
'U' ties to -South Africa blasted

VICE PRESIDENT of U of M's African Students' Association Denis Ondeje addresses the Boar
of Regents yesterday on the topic of University investments in South Africa. Andeje was one
four students to voice their disapproval of the University's stock ownings dnring the public di
cussion session.
Bulard seeks election day
voter reg istration in state
By RON DeKETT residents to register by filling out a postage 1
Eligible Michigan residents who claim they registra'ion postcard and sending it to t
don't have time to register to vote during regular county or city clerk.
working hours wRlI have the opportunity to regis- The bill would also require free postage
ter by mail or at their polling precinct on elec- absentee ballot applications.
tion day if legislation introduced in Lansing A similar measure, supported by the Ca
earlier this week is adopted. Administration, is in hearing before the Se
The bill, sponsored by State Rep. Perry Bullard, Rules Committee. The Carter bill involvesg
will allow citizens to register at their polling federal elections while the Bollard proposal
place upon providing proof of residence in the cludes state, local and federal elections.
form of a driver's license or other state-issued IF THE CARTER bill is passed and the Bul
identification. bill rejected county and city clerks will
IN ADDITION, the bill will permit Michigan See ELECTION, Page 7
President is above

By MICHAEL YELLIN
Following a week of related protest at various colleges nation-
wide, University students got into the act yesterday by demand-
ing that the Regents review the University's investments in cor-
porations that have financial ties with South Africa.
Four successive students lashed out at the administration and
the Regents for contributing support to the apartheid system in
South Africa through University investments in corporations which
do business there. The apartheid system is responsible for the
overt repression of some 20 million people in South Africa.
FOLLOWING EACH speaker the crowd broke into a long,
resounding applause which was enough to drown out President
Robben Fleming's, "Are there any questions from the Boardy"
Vice President of the African Students' Association, Denis
Ondeje, recommended University officials;
*iinvestigate fully the connection between University investments
and South Africa and compile a report of their findings.
* write a policy statement "stating what the University is doing
to disengage itself from these fortifications of an acknowledged
inhuman government;"
" further disclose all ties, academic or other, "with racially seg-
regated institutions in South Africa and a subsequent severance
of these links."
Although Board members did not indicate whether they would
take any action, Fleming voiced his dissatisfaction with the apar-
theid system and said, "There should be discussion on this sub-
ject, it's troubling Americans on a National level and local level."
ALL THE students who spoke indicated a national student
movement was forming over the issue of what role Universities
should play in bringing majority rule to South Africa.
Many students present considered yesterday's action the kick-
off of a move to make the University more responsible for its
actions.
The other three students who addressed the Regents were;
Ken Parsigian, co-editor of The Daily, Martin Friess, a represen-
, tative of the Southern Africa Liberation Committee, Bill Sum-
rd mers, representative of the Revolutionary Student Brigade.
of ALSO DURING yesterday's public discussion session repre-
i sentatives from several organizations including; Equal Education
Opportunity Committee, Women's Equality Action League and
- the National Organization of Women urged the Regents to end
the discriminatory policies of the University's athletic scholar-
ship program. The speakers pointed out that under Title IX of
the Educational Amendments of 1972, it is illegal to award dif-
ferent amounts of aid on the basis of sex.
The women representatives argued the University only gives
women athletes partial scholarships whereas men receive full
scholarships.
Tomorrow, the Regents meet to vote on President Fleming's
paid proposed integration of the Commission for Women and the
heir Minority Commission into one Affirmative Action Office. Fleming
said that since the time of their inception both Commissions,
for, "Have done an enormous amount of work. They have made rea-
sonable and constructive decisions and have not been capricious."
:rter But, Fleming added they, "historically grew up separately . . .
nate (to deal with) a series of problems which are very much alike."
only Fleming believes the new Office will be more affective than two
in- separate Commissions.
Both the Chairman of the Commission for Women, Eunice
lard Burns, and the Chairman of the Minority Commission indicated
be they would go along with the merger but expressed some doubts
about its continued effectiveness.
the aw: Nixon
adequate judi- He also called Pentagon papers leaker Daniel Ells-
intry." berg a "punk" and said he did not know in advance
that White House agents would break into the office of
'The President's psychiatrist Lewis Fielding, who had treated Ellsberg.
who carry out But, Nixon added:
oing a law," he
ssible position." "The question is whether John Ehrlichman informed
.s . me that these two men were going to California. He may
is discussig to- well have. And, if he had, I would have said 'Go right
sters, runs coon- ahead.' "
aides liable for INTERVIEWER David Frost, who paid Nixon $600,000
dential sanction. plus a percentage of the profits for the five television
ve up his tapes programs, asked whether Nixon had ordered a covert
onclusion. - investigation of the Brookings Institution, a Washington
nded his actions think-tank.
me. He admitted
great deal about "I have no recollection of authorizing a break-in at
Brookings," Nixon replied. "If I had evidence that
- Brookings did have secret government documents, if I
d." See NIXON, Page 14

WASHINGTON (P-Richard Nixon says a President
is above the law not only when national security is at
stake, but also when internal peace and order are
threatened. The claim drew an immediate rebuttal from
President Carter.
In an interview televised lasf night, Nixon said that.
"when the president does it, that means it's not illegal."
-WHITE HOUSE-spokesman Rex Granum, responding
to questions about Nixon's claim, said: ."President
Carter does not feel that any president has the right to
break the law. He feels very strongly that it is a tragic
mistake to follow that philosophy, as past events have.
shown so dramatically.'
Nixon told interviewer David Frost, in the third of a
series of five programs, that a president's actions can-
not be illegal when national security or the internal
Peace of the nation is threatened. And, he said, those
who carry out the order are not violating the law,.

Granum said Carter feels "there are
cial means to prevent danger to the cou
NIXON SAYS in the interview that"
decision . . . is one that enables those
an order to carry it out without viola
added. "Otherwise, they're in an impo
Nixon's statement, made while he wa
vert actions agains' Vietnam war protes
ter to court decisions that held his
crimes, even though they claimed presi
The Supreme Court, forcing him to gi
for trial evidence, came to the same ci
Throughout the program, Nixon defe
in the war in Vietnam and dissent at hot
that he and Henry Kissinger worried a>
national security leaks but said:,
"PARANOIA FOR peace isn't that ba

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