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The Michigan Doily-Wednesday, July 12, 1978-Page 3
NAACP urges corporations to leave S. Africa

The National Association for the Ad-
vancement of Colored People (NAACP)
recommended last week that American
corporations get out of South Africa.
That pronouncement was one of the
more than 40 concerning Africa endor-
sed by delegates to NAACP's national
convention in Oregon. Delegates also
supported the "application of economic
sanctions against the South African
government and U.S. companies doing
business in South Africa."
THE NAACP suggested that

American corporations should reinvest these African leaders, including Zam-
in neighboring Botswana, Mesotho and bia President Kenneth Collender, and
Swaziland. the presidents of Botswana, Senegal,
The recommendations are the result and Sudan that American corporations
of a NAACP Task Force on Africa pull their operations out of South Africa
report written by 12 U.S. black leaders due to that country's racist policy of
including Dr. Brodas Butler, a NAACP apartheid.
board member, and Franklin Williams, Watson, said the major black leaders
former U.S. ambassador to Ghana. in South Africa favor American with-
According to NAACP spokesperson drawal from their country. The most
Denton Watson, the Task Force met prominent South African black,
with 15 African leaders during the mon- acknowedged by the Task Force in its
ths of March and April last year. report, Robert Zubukwe, backed the
American pull-out.
WATSON SAID it was the opinion of Although the task force solicited the

opinion of many South African black
leaders, their names were not men-
tioned in the report to save those in-
dividuals from government per-
secution, according to Watson.
WHEN ASKED IF economic san-
ctions against American corporations
doing business in South Africa meant a
boycott, Watson said the NAACP did
not care to use that terminology.
Rather, he said the task force is calling
for the curtailment of Export-Import
See NAACP, Page5
By 1990, many Americans will be
working only 32 hours a week, accor-
ding to a study conducted jointly by the
Delphi Forecast and University resear-
The survey, released last week,
predicts employees who are subjected
to Congress' labor laws will work less
so that they will be able to perform
more efficiently.
THE FORECAST is based on the
opinions of the nation's most renowned
industrial executives. A special
questionnaire was issued to the
executives concerning a list of topics
ranging from pension benefits to the
future role of computers.
Donald Smith, University director of
the industrial development division and
one of the study's authors, said the sur-
vey is intended to inform manufac-
turers and industrial leaders about the
nation's future work patterns. He said it
will probably be used as a guideline for
businesses to determine what actions to
take to prepare for the upcoming
change in the work system.
Regarding the 32-hour work week, the
See WORK, Page I1I

Steel scapes
Pocket the acrophobia, tiptoe across the beams, and forget comfortable coffee breaks on this job.

Happenings ...
... are limited to two noon-hour activities today.
The Commission for Women meets in 4051
LSA ... the Wesley Foundation holds its weekly
brown bag picnic on the lawn at 602 E. Huron.
William Mobley is proud to share the secret of his
success. "It's the way the pit is rolled off the
tongue," Mobley confided after winning the world
cherry pit spitting title with a record spit of 49 feet, 2
inches. Here's what the champ says: "You have to
roll your tongue and let the pressure build. You
have to havejust the right amount of saliva on the
pit. That and a lot of luck." The 30-year-old Findlay,
Ohio resident said he took up pit spitting "as a lark"
but practiced for nearly two months in preparation
for Saturday's fifth annual event in Eau Claire. He
didn't say where he practiced. Mobley dethroned
Richard Hahn of Benton Harbor, who sent a pit
flying 47 feet, 71 inches last year. And, even that
distance is nothing to spitat.

Grand ideas
Grand parents will have their own day this Sep-
tember, but beyond that, the future remains
clouded for grandmas, grandpas and, presumably,
for those who might plan to sell cards, flowers or
candy to affectionate grandchildren. The House of
Representatives passed a resolution Monday
establishing the first Sunday after Labor Day as
National Grandparents Day but the measure was
modified in committee to apply to this year only.
The Senate has adopted a similar resolution which,
however, would establish the day in perpetuity.
Rep. John Burton (D-Calif.), told the House he
hopes it will accept the Senate provision and spare
him and others the work of lining up co-sponsors of
annual resolutions to renew the day. Burton also
pointed out that the measure's principal sponsor,
Rep. John Flynt (D-Ga.), just happens to have two
granddaughters. But lest the public cry conflict of
interest, Flynt, chairman of the House Ethics
Committee, conveniently ruled that grandparents
could co-sponsor the amendment without being

guilty of any wrongdoing.
Three strikes, one out
Three was the lucky number for a Santa Clara,
Calif. bank robber Monday. The bandit entered a
Crocker National Bank branch and handed a teller a
note saying: "Robbery." Not to be intimidated, the
teller wrote "No" on the note, and he fled. The per-
sistent would'be robber then tried the same stunt at
a nearby Wells Fargo branch. He got the same resp-
ponse from the teller there. Not one to give up
easily, the man headed for a third bank where - In
and behold - the teller gave him money. Not bad
for an honest - er, dishonest - day's work.
On the outside ...
The ecstasy: Perfect weather today. It will be
sunny and mild with a high of 78. The agony: It
won't last. The clouds will muscle their way through
tomorrow bringing a chance of afternoon thunder-
showers with a high of 83..

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