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Page 4-Saturday, May 20, 1978-The Michigan Daily
Panther leader's bail ncreased

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) - Black
Panther leader Huey Newton was or-
dered yesterday to post an additional
$75,000 bail by a judge who said he
feared "history is repeating itself."
Alameda County Superior Court
Judge Martin Pulich said that charges
filed against Newton in connection with
a barroom scuffle last week in Santa
Cruz County "substantially increases"
the potential of Newton fleeing
prosecution on murder and assault
charges here.
NEWTON WAS remanded to the
custody of sheriff's deputies, but his at-
torney, Sheldon Otis, said he would post
the additional bail later in the day.
Tom Orloff, Alameda County
assistant district attorney, had asked
the judge last Friday to raise bail from
$80,000 to $200,000 but the judge gave
Newton a week to prepare a case op-
posing the bail boost.
He has been free on $50,000 bail in the

Santa Cruz barroom brawl case with
arraignment on assault with intent to
commit murder charges scheduled for
next Thursday.
NEWTON AND TWO companions
were arrested last week within minutes
of the barroom melee in which wit-
nesses said at least two shots weire
fired.
Bodyguard Robert Heard, 29, and
Newton were charged with assault and
being felons possessing concealed
weapons. William Moore, 43, was ac-
cused of assault.
Newton was freed on bail last year
while awaiting trial on four-year-old
murder and assault charges. He has
been living in Oakland but has spent
considerable time in Santa Cruz
working on a doctorate degree at the
University of California.
A CO-FOUNDER of the Black Pan-
ther Party a dozen years ago, Newton

Huey Newton:
"history is repeating
itself'

jumped bail in 1974 and fled to Cuba
where he spent two and one-half years
in self-imposed exile.
He voluntarily returned last year to
face trial in the murder of a 17-year-old
Oakland prostitute and the pistol-
whipping of tailor Preston Callins. No
trial date has been set.
Newton has contended the murder
and assault charges were part of a con-
spiracy by Oakland police to discredit
him and destroy the Black Panther
Party.

The party dropped its militant, gun-
rattling image in 1970 and has em-
phasized community programs and
voting strength in recent years.
The undisputed leader of the party in
recent years, Newton spent 22 months
in prison for involuntary manslaughter
in the slaying of an Oakland policeman.
The verdict was overturned on appeal
in 1970 and two subsequent trials ended
in hung juries. The charges were later
dropped.

GM's South Africa
holdings attacked at

investors
DETROIT (AP) - General Motors
Corp. came under fire again yesterday
for its operations in racially segregated
South Africa.
Protestorstried to force their way in-
to GM's annual shareholders' meeting
but were headed off by police and com-
pany guards. Inside, speakers accused
the automaker of being in league with
the South African government.
CHAIRMAN Thomas Murphy defen-
ded GM's operations in Port Elizabeth,
where the firm employs about 3,600
persons; and said a recently disclosed
GM contingency plan for protecting its
plants had been misunderstood.
The contingency plan was revealed
Thursday by the American Committee
on Africa, a,privately funded group op-
posed to the white minority government
in South Africa.
Timothy Smith of New York City,
director of the Interfaith Center on
Corporate Responsibility told Murphy
the document shows GM is closely
allied with the white ruling class and
accused the company of selling vehicles
to "your friend and ally," the South
African military.
MURPHY interrupted him, saying,
"That's not true. We are not working
with the South African government."
He said GM sells commercial vehicles

meeting
to the purchasing arm of the South
African government but no military
vehicles, although he added he didn't
know for what the commercial vehicles
are used.
"We deplore apartheid," Murphy told
shareholders. "We are trying by
peaceful means to be a positive force in
South Africa."
Earlier, about 50 demonstrators,
most of them blacks, tried to force their
way past police and security guards.
Chanting and waving banners, they en-
tered the lobby of the theater
auditorium where the meeting was just
getting underway, but were forced back
outside. There were no arrests or in-
juries.
MOST SHAREHOLDERS applauded
when Murphy cut off questions on South
Africa after exchanges with Smith and
several other speakers.
Murphy then went on to tell
shareholders that GM would hold
executive salary increases below five
per cent this year in line with President
Carter's anti-inflation requests.
GM says it opposes the South African
policy of strict segregation of the races
and supports the "Sullivan
Declaratim," s statement of principles
on doing business in South Africa.

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Saturday, May 20
THE MAGIC FLUTE
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