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.hursdoy, June 9, 1977 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven
Britons stranded in Uganda

Dy The Associated Press
Radio Uganda announced yesterday
3ritish residents would be barred from
eaving that East African nation, possibly
i retaliation for Britain's efforts to keep
president Idi Amin from atending the
?omosniwealth Conference in London.
A tUgadan spokesman in London said
he estimated 300 Britons livin in Ugan-
is are in no physical danger," and he
ienied any link between their restriction
and the Commonwealth summit.
THE MEETING opened with the Ugan-
ian seat conspicuously empty %nd with
he exact whereabouts of Amh. report-
edly on his way to London, still a mys-
The Ugandan spokesman. Idi Osman,
taid Amin had made it "absolutely
clear' he was coming and w'uld prob-
bly arrive later this week on "s presi-
dential jet. f

"The pbesident has been described as
a murderer," Osman said. "Up until now
he has not had the chance to refute these
allegations. The conference could give
him this chance."
THE EMBARGO against the Britons
was the latest in a bizarre series of
claims, threats and rumors surrounding
the brash dictator's pledge to crash the
summit despite the opposition of other
Commonwealth leaders reacting to his
a'leged reign of terror in Uganda.
The latest move recalled a similar ban,
imposed on about 240 American nation-
als in Uganda five months ago after
President Carter declared reports of
mass arrests and killings in Uganda had
"disgusted the entire civilized world."
The ban was lifted after four days.
The official Uganda radio, quoting a
spokesman for Uganda's vice president,

Gen. Mustafa Adrisi, who was reported
to be in charge while Amin headed for
London, said a decision on the "plight"
of the British would have to await the
president's return.
ADRISI was quoted as saying Ugandan
security forces had been directed to en-
sure no British nationals leave the coun-
try. The report, monitored in Kenya. said
the troops were told to watch for "such
likely movements to defy the directive
such as slipping through minor outlets
like Mbale and Lake Idi Amin."
Mbale is near the Kenyan border, and
Lake Idi Amin is near Zaire.
Adrisi ruled out the possibility of-an
Entebbe-style raid to rescue the Britons
"since most British nationals are scat-
tered over the country."
are missionaries who elected to stay in'

the former British colony after London
broke diplomatic relations with Kampala
last July 28. British interests in Uganda
are now handled by two officials working
in the French Embassy. They' declined
any comment on the embargo.
Radio Uganda maintained that Amin,
apparently aboard a military plane bor-
rowed from Libya, had stopped over in
an Arab country. probably Libya, and
planned to travel by air, sea and land to
arrive in London on yesterday or today.
The report prompted a series of rum-
ors and reports across Europe Tuesday
-none confirmed-that Amin was air-
borne over the Continent and looking for
a place to land.
There waas also speculation Uganda
radio reports of Amin's departure were
all a hoax ftb disrupt the summit and the
silver jubilee celebrations of Queen Eli-
zabeth's 25 years on the throne.

Testimony conflicts at Postill trial

C ,vved from Page 3)1
iotence, and when Baysinger's
a fe, Srirler, attempted to break
s -he fight, the former sheriff
pted her away by the throat,
o ing her toward a car.
"He (Postill) had his hands
'round her throat, and I at-
tventptedto iull her away bit
stsrsck hy Donley," Bay-
inger said.
The s ic f ftl e moved inside
-here 1aysinger said he hit
'ist in the face but "not as

hard as I could." The former
sheriff was knocked toward a
flight of stairs where, Baysinger
tated, he kicked him only once.
WITNESSES testified earlier
they saw Baysinger kick Postill
several times, causing him to
roll toward the flight of stairs.
Postill then reportedly left the
reception hall, and walked to his
car, escorted by the groom,
Sheriff's Lieutenant L e o n a r d
"He came' in again, handcuffs

clasped in his left hand," Bay-
singer testified. He said Postill
then put him under arrest.
Pos'ill, who Baysinger said
was-in back of him, threw his
arms around the deputy's shoul-
ders and attempted to choke him
with the chain of the open hand-
A MAJOR point of contention
in Baysinger's testimony yester-
day was his failure to mention
the apoearance of the handcuffs
he "said the former sheriff at-
tempted to produde that eve-

ning. Baysinger had included
such testimony in a signed state-
ment given to the state police 12
hours after the brawl occurred
last summer.
"Did you ever say to yourself,
'I'd better go back and put that
in?" Bush asked Baysinger.
"Nit," Baysinger replied. 'I
thougit it wasialready in."
Donley, who took the stand
yesterday afternoon, told the
jury he overheard Postill tell
Baysinger during the parking lot
conversation "Mike (Baysinger's
nickname), you're going to have
to clean up your act or you'll be
suspended (from dtties as a
transport officer for the county
"HE DENIED it," Donley
said, "I told him 'you're a god-
damn liar. You are having
problems at the jail'."

The former jail administrator,
who testified he had served a
sentence 15 years ago for an
armed robbery conviction, said
tse and Baysinger began "poking
at each other" when Postill at-
tempted to separate them.
Baysinger hit Postill in the
back of the head, Donley said.
Donley then pinched Baysinger.
Donley said when the brawl
moved inside he (Donley) was
pushed down a flight of stairs,
kicked and beaten by a group of
men at the reception.
Donley said he later tried to
convince Postill not to arrest
Blaysinger buit when the former
sheriff would not heed him, he
returned to the reception hall.
He added he never saw Postill
use handcuffs to choke Bay-
The trial will resume Friday
at 1:30.

Disbanded 'U' clericals discuss
plans for union reorganization

si,, from Page 3)
ertificti>n on the split," she
aid. "it was a difference of
pinion sn how the union should
e run. 'There was a problem
with people understanding what
he difference of opinion was."
"FACTIONS are inevitable as
ssses come up and that's a
ealthy process," she continued.
'We encourage a n y clerical
cho's interested in organizing to
ome to these meetings. We
cant their participation."
OCC members founded the
rmp ion three basic principles
which they feel will ensure the
Uccess of the organizing effort.
They include, "A commitment
o organize a union now, democ-
acy on the committee, and
nembership control."
'The organizing committee
has estabished rules for govern-
nW which are among the most
emocratic that can be set up,"
Schwartzman stated,
ned a decision regardingaffili-
ition of the proposed union with
an international labor union such
as the UAW, AFSCME, or the
teamsters. The group has in-
duded in its bylaws provisions
to affiliate with a larger union.
at the
Open 11 A.M.

Exactly which labor organiza-
tion would be decided by a ma-
jority vote of the membership
after fcll discussion at a regular
scheduled meeting.
OCC members believe- estab-
lishment of a new unionwould
ensure clerical workers both
e c o n o m i c and non-economjc
Wages are one of the main
issues that OCC hopes to im-

"OUR LIVING standards are
being forced down due to infla-
tion," Schwartzman protests.
"We also need better benefits,
in addition to job protection."
The process of establishing a
new union will begin with the
distribution of union authoriza-
tion cards which employes sign
to give a union the authority to
bargain collectively for them.

TONIGHT at 7:00 & 9:00 TONIGHT at 7:00 & 9:00
"The Greatest"
S T A E * -(PG)
SHOWS AT 7 00 & 9:00
OPEN 6:45

And if you don't want to be a star, we'll make you on
expert scene painter, or sound engineer, or makeup
artist, or all of the above.
To be exact, Ann Arbor Civic Theatre will be conducting
workshops this summer in nearly all aspects of theatrical
performance and production, namely:
Dunce Costume Desiqn Publicity
Scene Desicno Costume Construction Sound
Scene Construction Makeup Production
Liqhtinq Design Actinq Stoge Manager
Lighting Basics Directino Musical Theater
The workshops will be given weekly on Saturday morn-
ings and Manday thru Thursday evenings from June 18
thru August 12, 1977, at the AACT building at 201'Mul-
holland Drive, Ann Arbor. A small fee will be charged.
Organizational meetings will be held (at the AACT build-
ing on Saturday, June 11 at 11 A.M. for Dance Work-
shops and on Sunday, June 12 at 7:30 P.M. for the
other workshops. For further information call Jim Posante
at 662-4043 for the Dance workshops. For the other
workshops call 426-4729 or 761-9397.
between Liberty and Wbshinaton, East of Seventh)




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