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Page 2-Thursday, June 8, 1978-The Michigan Daily


Columbia sets S. Africa policy
By RENE BECKER before making or continuing invest- with Columbia's "implied suort Murray declined to comment on
ments m thatith Clumbiasa"impie,,spporrrtydchedformmnto
Columbia University will withdraw menu in that corporation. apartheid. student reaction to the resolution.
THE TRUSTEES will decide on in- The committee at Columbia consisted Coubaicrenl insm r
money from financial institutions vestments on the basis of whether the Columbia is currently in summer
ich make direct loans to the South corporation, "responds in a manner of six members, including represen- session. A source at the Columbia Spec-
rican government and sell invest- corportin, "rens in an tatives of faculty, administration and tator, the student newspaper, was not
tnts in corporations which demon- misin indiferethog act students-much like this University's sure what reaction students would have
'ate "indifference toward that policies in South Africa,iling to Committee on Communication. For when they return in the fall, but said
tion's "repressive racial policies,' esout "according eight months the committee held public South African investments is the
the resolution. ot fia nvsmnsi h
Trustees announced yesterday. John Murray, from Columbia's debates and forums on the issue, accor- biggest issue the campus has seen in
According to the resolution adopted Public Information Office, said the ding to Murray. years.
tha Cn1 Y b~ r"0~o n ~crr

y neuoiumm .atrustees in a ciosed
meeting Monday, inquiries will be
made into a corporation's policy toward
South Africa's non-white population

Trustees asked a university committee
last October to report on the univer-
sity's South African-related investmen-
ts. He said the Trustees were concerned

Govt. leader predicts
end to Rhodesian war
SALISBURY, Rhodesia (AP) - Graham have conferred only with civil
Black leader Rev. Ndabaningi Sithole servants.
predicted yesterday there will be clear Sithole, current chairman of the in-
evidence within seven weeks of an end terim executive council, said there
to the six-year-old Rhodesian guerrilla were no plans for the envoys to meet the
war. executive council, but they would meet
In an interview, he also divulged of- with the lower-level 18-man multiracial
ficial plans to scrap the national land council of ministers.
act that divides the country between LOW AND Graham are attempting to
blacks and whites. convince the transition government to
Sithole said the executive council was confer with Robert Mugabe and Joshua
debating a plan to abolish segregated Nkomo, co-leaders of the Patriotic
white and black urbn areas as well as Front guerrilla alliance.
the tribal reservations that make up 42 The guerrillas reject the domestic
per cent of the country. settlement between Smith and the
UNDER THE PLAN the reservations moderate blacks and have pledged to
will become "communal land," where thwart national elections for a majority
in theory whites could live under tribal government, scheduled to be held
chiefs. The remainder - apart from before Dec. 31.
small national parks areas - will be Sithole has had one session with the
open to purchase by anyone. envoys. He said Wednesday they had no
The military command announced 35 new suggestions and it was difficult to
more casualties in the war, which has see how even an agenda could be
cost more than 9,000 lives, devised for a new Anglo-American-
Visiting U.S. and British envoys spent sponsored conference.
a second day in conference with civil S
servants. There was no sign that the Sithole, who disputes Mugabe's
diplomats, who hope to arrange an all- leadership of the Mozambique-based
pyconference to include externally Zimbabwe African National Union,
partycngerenceas, ilueeternlly struck a note of confidence throughout.
based guerrillas, will meet the ruling He brushed aside speculation that the
executive council.
apparently deteriorating military and
British sources insisted the talks economic situation will force the tran-
were going "as expected." Since sition administration to meet the
arriving Monday night, U.S. Am- guerrilla leaders on Anglo-American
bassador to Zambia Stephen Low and terms.
British Foreign Office official John

ON MAY I the committee rendered a Columbia University President William
ONMAYimhe cmmritty rendmed a McGill was unavailable for comment
,five-member majority recommen- o h rses eouin
dation which the Trustees followed. One on the Trustees'resolution.
member dissented. At present this University, which
At the same time the committee ren- adopted a stance similar to Columbia's,
dered its report to the Trustees between i atn o ele rmtoecr
two and five hundred students occupied isratinwfor replirom th s
the Columbia Business School building porations in which the University has
protesting the school's South African- holinci oncrnnwtescoaies
relatedinvestments icnonhites n Sout
Skokie asks Supreme Court
to allow ban/o Nazi march

Supreme Court has been asked to rule
whether the predominantly Jewish
village of Skokie, Ill. can ban Nazi
demonstrations without violating the
Village officials want the justices to
reverse a Seventh U.S. Circuit Court of
Appeals decision knocking down three
ordinances designed to prevent demon-
strations by the National Socialist Par-
ty of America in the Chicago suburb.
IN AN APPEAL filed Tuesday, they
said two factors create a "clear and
present danger" that allow them to
restrict the Nazis' free speech.
One is "the historical reality of
genocide within recent memory - the
systematic, calculated extermination
of six million Jews under the aegis of
the swastika."
The other, they said, is the "special
characteristics of Skokie's population,"
which includes "thousands of the
closest relatives of holocaust victims
and hundreds-of survivors."
THEY COMPARED A Nazi march in
Skokie to screaming "fire" in a
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crowded theatre.
The appeal also argued that Nazi
demonstrations would be "an, inten-
tional incitement to riot" and constitute
"intentionally false and defamatory
'The village is not attempt-
ing to censor books or to
inhibit the dissemination
of ideas, even those which
it finds hateful.'
-Skokie appeal
statements" unprotected by the Con-
stitution's freedom of speech guaran-
"The portrayal of criminality or
depravity in a ... group of persons by
reason of their parentage is a
falsehood," it said.
"The village is not attempting to cen-
sor books or to inhibit the dissemination
of ideas, even those which it finds
hateful," it said. "Rather it is attem-
pting to prevent direct racial or ethnic
lies, the type of outrageous conduct
which inflicts harm immediately upon
utterance and is socially destructive for
that reason."



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