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Page Four THE MICHIGAN DAILY saturday, June 18, 1977
S6uth A frican riots eave 6 dead

.J)IANNESl'tURG, South Af-
rica ' --Police shot six blacks
dead and arrested 278 yesterday
in two segregated black town-
ships 51)O1 miles southwest of
Johannesburg. The death toll
climhed to nine from two days
of arson, looting and rock throw-
ing, attthorities said.
Thirty-nine p ei so n s were

wounded in confrontations with
police and an estimated $1.5 mil-
lion damage was done to gov-
ernment buildings, schools and
other property in Kwanobuhle
and Kabah, black townships out-
side the white city of Uitenhage
in the southern Cape area.
TWENTY - NINE blacks were

Local groups seek house
tCon tin td from Page 3) W i t h yesterday's down-
tion about Ann Arbor and helps town "drop a buck in a bucket"
callers locate other services drive and other fund raising
that may be of some help to projects, the figure to date is
them. about $5000.
RENT on the new house is ex- "We have really had a lot of
pected to be close to $600 a help from the community on
month. The staff also antici- this fund raising drive and we
pates spending an estimated really appreciate it," said
$2000 for renovation purposes. Schwartz.
BalloonS rained out

reported injured, most from
gushots, throughout South Af-
rica as a result of confrontations
with police Thursday and yes-
terday. No nationwide figures
were available on arrests. Most
of the black townships were re-
ported quiet yesterday.
Police used tear gas to quell
rock throwing youths in Sowato,
the country's I a r g e s t black
township 10 miles southwest of
The violence coincided with
the first anniversay of the
bloody Soweto riots, which be-
gan June 16 and resulted in
months of racial upheaval that
claimed 600 lives.
THE VIOLENCE in the squth-
ern townships began with rock-
throwing in Kagah on Thursday.
Late-night looting and arson fol-
lowed and spread to nearby
Kwanobuhle. Initial targets were
government buildings and other
symbols of authority, but it was
not known what triggered- the
Police Brig. P. Hugo said of-
ficers shot and killed five rioters
who had, repeatedly tried to loot
a liquor store in Kwanobuhle.
One rioter was fatally wounded
in Kabah early Friday and two
alleged looters-were found burn-
ed to death in.a gutted store af-
ter a fire Thursday night.
Police said a ninth rioter died
under unknown circumstances.
A TOTAL of 40,000 blacks live
in the two townships and many

work in the auto centers of
Uitenhage and Port Elizabeth.
Police said rioters' set fire to
Kabah township's six schools,
two liquor stores, a beer hall,
workshop, funeral parlor, com-
munity center, several stores
and cars.
Hugo said the arrests came
yesterday afternoon during a
massive police swoop to quell
the violence in Kwanobuhle.
Hugo is division police com-
mander in Port Elizabeth, where
extensive rioting occurred last

year, and was placed in charge
of riot control in the townships
about 20 miles inland.
Brig. Jan Visser, Soweto's
white police chief, said - the
"leveling off" of incidents yes-
terday was "perhaps a hopeful
sign" that a peaceful weekend
lay ahead for Soweto's more
than 1 million residents.
Vfsser said a ban on demon.
strations would remain in force
throughout the weekend and all
gatherings would be dispersed
by police.

EPA approves nuclear
power plant in Seabrook
(Continued from Page 31
that it should not be considered a bellweather of the agency's posi-
tion on nuclear power.
"Construction of the proposed plant raised a number of issues.
I want to emphasize, however, that most of these issues were out-
side the scope of this decision," Costle said.
THOSE ISSUES, he said later, were the site of the plant which
is to be located at the southern end of New Hampshire's 18-mile
'coastline and a range of safety and waste disposal issues.
Costle stressed that the decision was not a "go or no-go signal
on nuclear power.
"It is not a seal of environmental approval on the Searbrook
plant. There are other issues which deserve serious considera-
* tion," he said.
COSTLE'S NEWS conference was interrupted briefly when a
woman who identified herself as a member of the Clamshell
Alliance tried to present him with two dead fish that she said
symbolized the impact of the EPA decision on the people of New

(Continued from Page 3)
pilot for the balloon 'Bob's Cat,'
thunderstorms are not taken
"Thinderstorms are one of
the biggest dangers because of
the height of the balloon. Light-
ning strikes the highest ob-
jects," Everett pointed out.
mammoth balloons is a clear
day with 8-10 knot winds. This
is just enough wind to easily in-
flat the balloons and still pro-
vide a decent ride.
Once in the sky the 80-fool..
tall, 45 foot wide balloons are
at the mercy of the winds. The
pilot can do little more than
ascend and descend.
Everett said he likes to travel
low over the country when he
takes a balloon for a spin.
'The most fun flying is at tree
top level. You can watch the
wildlife and talk to the people
below," Everett said. "Up there
you can hear and see every-

"It's like you are floating.
You don't even feel the wind."
However for the hot air bal-
lonist the peaceful floating was
not to be yesterday. The bal-
loonists will be up early today
preparing for the second of three
days of scheduled races. But
last night the loudspeaker said
it best: ". . . but we will still
continue the beer tent and danc-
ing." ,

Witness accuses mental patient

(Continued from Page t1
Miller said the man in green
was in Herman's room for at
least ten or 15 minutes. 'It
bothered me," Miller told the
hushed courtroom. "I wonder-
ed what the hell he was doing. I
wisher he'd get the hell outti'
According to Miller, a nurse
then walked in and found the
man. The nurse allegedly gasp-
ed "Oh my goodness," turned
on the light, and walked the
"man in green" out of Her-
man's room.
"I COULD see it was green
pajamas the man was wearing,
not a surgical uniform," Miller
said. "It indicated to me that
it was a patient with mental
Miller said another nurse
later came in' and found Her-
man dead. Miller thinks that he
saw the victim "flop over" in
bed, and believes that was
when Herman died. The wit-
ness himself decided not to
alert the nurses, but rather let
them find Herman dead them-
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"He (Herman) was old and the time of his -breathing fail- Herman's murder, Narciso also
sick and I felt 'let the poor old ure, he woke up and saw a faces four poisoning charges.
sick man go', Miller said. "I "man in green" standing over Her co-defendant, Leonora
alwayswonder if I made a bad him pulling his IV tubes. Perez, faces three counts of
mistake.' poisoning.
OTHER WITNESSES have The government contends that
THE NURSE who found the testified to seeing the myster- all of the breathing failures
mental patient, Elinore Feather, ious stranger in green surgic- were caused when Narciso and
testified last month as a gov- al garb lurking the VA corri- Perez injected their alleged
ernment witness that the man dors at the time of the unex- victims with Pavulon, a drug
was indeed in the room. Feath- plained breathing failures. All used during surgery to relax
er insisted, however, that the the witnesses said the man was the muscles, but which can be
mental patient had only been white, and of medium build with fatal when administered in
in the doorway of Herman's brown hair. Yesterday however large doses.
room, and estimated that he was the first mention of a Also testifying for the two
couldn't have been there long- bl ak "man in green" wearing nurses yesterday were 13 "char-
er than a few minutes. green pajamas. acter witnesses," including one
At that time, Feather de- The witness yesterday also of Narciso's older sisters, her
scribed the mental patient as landlord, fellow - workers, and
a schizophrenic who had brok- testified hearing Herman cry neighborhood children who went
do free of his bed restraints. out "I'm dying," During the cherry - picking and straw-
"He was just standing there course of the night, the witness berry - picking with the accus-
with his IV lines dangling" she said that Herman must have ed murderer.
said at that time. lost all hope, for his cries soon All the character witnesses
The mental patient is the sec- changed from "I'm dying" to said that both women had a
and "man in green" to be im- "I want to die." 'high regard for human life, and
plicated in the VA attacks. One Herman is the only murder all said that they would believe
victim, patient William Loesch, count still pending in the 11- the women if they said they
testified on Wednesday that at week-old trial. In addition to were innocent.
Regets eeV..coice
(Continued from Page 1) the University's School of Pub- Africa."
vate meetings under the new lic Health. Takeshita was a
state Open Meetings Act. member of the now defunct De- R H O D E S INDICATED
Most of yesterday's public ac- partment of Population Plan- he had requested formal in-
tion centered around person- ning . (DPP). DPP was reor- quiries be made into any pos-
nel appointments and promo -ganized at the Regents April sible relationship by all.Deans
tions, meeting, in its place will be a and Directors of University pro-
strengthened Center for Popu- grams. k
THREE NEW department lation Planning and an interde- Rhodes added there were no
chairman met with Regental partment program for popula-' such relationships to "the best
approval and will take their tion planning. of my knowledge" and added,
posts July 1. Prof. Frederick Rhodes submitted an informa- "in a place of such size (the
Gehring will head the depart- tion item to the Board in ans- University) you can't know ev-
ment of mathematics for three wer to last months actions con- erything" that goes on.
years; Prof. Alvin Goldman will cerning the University's rela- In further action the Regents
be chairman of the department tionship to institutions in South approved the appointment of
of philosophy for five years; Africa. Rhodes said, -"Apart John Mersereau, prifessor of
and Michael Woodroofe will from the exchange of library Slavic languages and literature,
chair the department of statis- publications with certain insti- to be the director of the Resi-
tics for thren vear. tutinna in South Africa. J have dential College. His appoit-

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