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Page Eight


ursday, May 5, 1977

'U' to support Mobil policy

contiened rmmP Pa_; P1
proposal "a short term deci-
sion," and said he would raise
the issue again when the Treas-
ury Department report is final-
ly released.
Assistant Profe sor of Politi-
cal Science Joel Samoff, an ex-
pert on southern African af-
fairs, believes, "The Univer-
sity's holdings of Mobil are not
so substantial as to force a
change in Mobil policy." But
Samoff adds, "It would be a
major symbolic step for the
University to announce it will
not support or hold stock in a
corporation which violates inter-
national sanctions."
"IF THE Universitv were a
private shareholder you would
commend them for holding
stock that delivers good returns.
But the University must use so-
cial criteria as opposed to eco-

nomic criteria," in deciding on
what to invest public money in,
Satnoff said.
According to the Church
group, their primary concern
is whether Mobil Oil is helping
to prolong the rule of the white
supremist government in Rho-
desia by providing badly need-
ed petroleum to keep the gov-
ernment in power. Rhodesia
has no oil inside her borders
and must import all oil that is
used in the country.
In support of their proposal
the Church group says, "Im-
ported petroleum products are
currently providing the govern-
ment with the means of waging
war against the African ma-
iority of the population striving
for representative government."
Without oil imports, they say,
"the Smith regime could not
long continue to block every ef-
fort to achieve a negotiated set-
tlement of this conflict which

affects not only Rhodesians but
the prospects for securing
peacefstl change in southern
Africa without a dangerous con-
frontation between world pow-
ers. As Mobil shareholders, we
can help end the current vio-
lence by preventing any indi-
rect provision of Mobil products

to the Salisbury regime."
MOBIL OPPOSES the church
proposal, claiming it has al-
ready checked into the matter
and found no violation of the
law. Mobil officials admit their
inquiry into their affiliates op-
erations in South Africa and
Rhodesia cannot be complete be-

cause they were not able to
speak freely with employes and
have no access to their files.
South Africa and Rhodesia both
have instituted an Officials Sec-
rets Act which prohibits the
release of information which
would jeopardize national secur-

VA nurse, incomipetent?


(Continued from Page 3) "He was never able to com-
"had a bacteria that was easily municate afaterwards," Zibrak
managed." told the jury. "He never had
"AT WORST, he would have any evidence of brain function
walked out with only a slight left."
pain in his hip," Good testified.
He described Olberg's breath- OLBERG DIED 11 days later,
ing failure as unexpected, call- on August 25. Dr. Lee Weather-
ing the patient only "moderate- by, who performed the autopsy,
ly critically ill" before his res- testified that Olberg's death
piratory difficulty. "most likely stemmed from the
Dr. Zibrak similarly testified cardio-pulminary arrest he had
that Olberg was on "a downhill 11 days before his death."
course" after his respiratory Referring to the testimony
arrest August 14. that described Olberg's breath-
Bullard seeks bond
on 'U' Hospital exp

(csntinued from Page 3) removed from the present site.
lot to the south of the hospital, State funding for the project
0 O the area east of the Veteran's originally would have come
Administration Hospital or on from the State Building Author-
Radrick Farms east of U.S. 23. ity, which was empowered by
The City of Ann Arbor is ex- the legislature to construct and
pected to provide funding for own buildings which would lat-
new roads and storm sewers. er be rented by the state. The
Authority was given the power
A HOSPITAL official said the to issue bonds which would
Bullard proposal would enable later be paid off by the income
Medical Center staff to continue generated by rental payments
the planning process to '"see from the state on the new build-
the best kind of hospital in the ings.
best location." HOWEVER, the State Build-
The hospital official, stressed ing Authority is in danger of
that the new building would be violating a provision of the
closely related to the present state constitution which pro-
Medical Center, although the hibits borrowing by the state
final location may be somewhat without voter approval if the
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ing failure as unnatural, defense
attorney Michael Moran asked
one witness if the respiratory
arrest could be anticipated
given that Olberg "in his occu-
pation had been spraying in-
secticides for 23 years."
Moran also revealed that 01-
berg, at the time of his breath-
ing failure had been legally
blind, had had the toes of one
foot amputated, was emaciated
after a 20 to 30 pound weight
loss, and "was not a robust
debt is not repaid within the
same fiscal year.
The state Legislature has
asked for an advisory opinion
from the State Supreme Court,
but the justices have delayed
a decision for a year.
"The Court is simply not mov-
ing on this advisory opinion,"
Bullard charged.
The court's inaction and a
general provision passed by the
legislature earlier this year
prompted Bullard to propose
that the bond issue be put be-
fore Michigan voters.
The general provision was
sponsored by Rep. Ray Karass
of Monroe. The bill sought to
end the state's funding of any
further hospital expansion. The
bill was designed to end con-
struction of hospitals that the
state considers unnecessary.
Sailing Club
appeals to
novice 'U'
(Cntiued fromIPage 3)
thtey can be working with pen-
pie learning knots and rules."
CLUB MEMBERS meet each
Saturday and Sunday at Base
Line Lake, about 17 miles north-
west of Ann Arbor,
"The lake is a pretty good
size for us," Sell explained. It
keeps all the boats in sight atl
the time so we can make sure
there are no problems, and yet
there is enough room to sail
The club is not just a fair
weather organization, however
"It is pretty much a year-
round thing," Sell said. "We
sail for about eight months ot
the year, and we ice-boat dur-
ing the winter"
Ice-boating is sailing acros
a,frozen lake on a special boa
which has three runners like
ice skates and can reach speed
of up to 60 m.ph.

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