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LY Vol. LXXXV1II, No. 5-S
Ii DI Tuesday, May 9, 1978
A Sixteen Pages
Ann Arbor, Michigan Ten Cents

Chinese supplier denied
The president of a small Ann Arbor Potential military uses
firm does not believe that national
security threats are the true reasons Of devices suspected
behind his failure to gain an export
license for the $7 million contract he gather earthquake data. Governmetnt Pasrker said the denial is not final
has with the People's Republic of authorities have expressed suspicion and is confident that the Commerce
China. that the Chinese will use the equipment Department will rule that the Chinese
Daedalus Enterprises Corporation for detecing military operations. and intend to use the equipment for its ex-
President Alan Parker said the matter communications. pressed purpose after which the permit
has been considered by low-level Daedalus filed for an export license will be granted.
government authorities who don't un- last December and received repeated DAEDALUS IS also training about
derstand the equipment and are un- "negative consideration" reports until eight Chinese technologists for whome
willing to grant the license. Parker said the Office of Export Administration of Parker arranged a $60,000 house during
he believes the permit will be awarded the Commerce Department denied its their 18-month stay. The denial of the
when the matter is straightened out. request. Parker said the denial may be license request has not altered the
PARKER'S COMPANY is engaged in appealed and the company has already training plans of the "top-notch
a contract to sell earth scanning enlisted the Detroit law firm of engineers" according to Parker.
devices and aircraft equipment to the Dykema, Gossett, Spencer, Goodnow & The scanning devices sense heat and
Chinese so they can determine the Trigg to attempt to have the case light impulses and transmit them to a
location of oil and mineral deposits and reconsidered. magnetic tape recorder. The recor-
Son of Sam x

dings are fed into a computer which
traces a geological image of the
ground. The equipment is attached to
airplanes which are included in the con-
tract. Parker said the government hasp
directed its objections to the recorders,
fearing they would be used to detect
military signals from the U.S.
The technology involved is at least
20 years old, according to Parker, and
widely sold throughout the free world.
However, selling of commodities with
potential military use frequently un-
dergoes careful government scrutiny.
He said the Chinese could easily obtain
the equipment at a cheaper price
illegally, but the fact that they have
chosen a legitimate channel to acquire
it demonstrates their sincereity in
using it for the stated purposes.
See CHINESE, Page8

NEW YORK (AP) - Without
the slightest outward flicker of
emotion, David Berkowitz
pleaded guilty yesterday to the
six random .44-caliber killings
committed during a year-long
reign of terror as the furtive Son
of Sam.
"I'm an excellent shot,"
Berkowitz said quietly at one
stage ina unique interrogation by
three judges.
year-old Berkowitz cooly detailed
the slaying of 18-year-old Donna
Lauria of the Bronx, the first of
his six victims.

"You bastard!" the girl's
mother, Rose, sobbed through a
handkerchief from a fourth-row
seat in the courtroom where
emotions among parents of the
victims ran high and seemed in
stark contrast to the defendant's
Berkowitz faces a maximum of
25 years to life in prison for each
of the six slayings and a
maximum of 25 years in prison
for the attempted murder of
seven victims who escaped with
injuries. Sentencing was set for
May 22 on all counts.
See SON, Page 10

DAVID BERKOWITZ, at right facing forward, pleads guilty to all six 'Son of Sam' killings. The
slayings had terrorized New York in a year-long rampage of random murder.


Bill intends to orce'U' to divest
By RENE BECKER 1979 was introduced to the Michigan state of Wisconsin. Bullard aide Dan Sharp said the
Bgislation which may ultimately legislature yesterday. would have to struggle through
e the University to sell all invest- State Representative Perry Bullard LAST FEBRUARY, Attorney legislature. "The Universities will
es in corprsios whichs do (D-Ann Arbor) proposed House Bill General Bronson LaFollette forced the by against it pretty hard,"
ness in South Africa by summer 6341 which would prohibit Michigan University of Wisconsin Regents to sell acknowledged. But how the legisla
educational institutions from making or all investments in corporations which will look at the bill Sharp said, "is1
maintaining investments in cor- do business in South Africa. ty hard to predict."
BULLETIN porations which practice or condone, LaFollette interpreted a state statute : Sharp said one of Bullard's inten
through its actions or inactions, - similar to the bill proposed by in proposing the legislation was toi
EW ORLEANS (AP)-A National discrimination on the basis of race, Bullard in Michigan - to mean that the public awareness about the issue
ines 727 jetliner with 60 people religion, color, national origin, or sex. state, and therefore the University of said tie legislative debate on the
ard crashed or landed in Pensacola Wisconsin, could not invest in com- may spur public hearings which w
off Florida last night, the Coast THE UNIVERSITY owns more than panies that discriminate. probably occur in Ann Arbor due t
rd said. n $90 million worth of stocks and bonds in According to Senator Dick Clark's University's involvement with
Right now all we know is that the corporations with South African (D-Iowa) report to the-Senate Foreign issue.
rnayhle maing a r ve ila fr holdings. Despite repeated demands Relations Committee, the, large
runway while making a surveillan- from various interest groups, to sell majority of American corporations in BECAUSE GENERAL Motors,1
approach," said Jack Barker, a those investments, the Regents have South Africa discriminate against some Motor Company, and sin
kesman with the Federal Aviation declined to divest, of their employees on the basis of color. multinational corporations whicha
ministration in Atlanta. If the bill bocomes law it would still South African holdings are so'inf
arker identified the plane as take Attorney General Frank Kelly's IN AN OFFICIAL statement yester- tial in the state, Sharp said he ex
tonal flight 193. He said first reports interpretation that the statute applies day, Bullard said, "It is impossible for "a veryintense lobbying effort."
icated the flight carried 53 to corporations in South Africa before a corporation to do business in South Richard Kennedy, University
sengers and acrew of seven. the University. would be forced to Africa without actively participating in president for state relations, sai
he Coast Guard in Mobile, Ala., told divest, or tacitly consenting to the racist prac- doesn't expect the University to g
Mobile Press-Register that there Bullard said he was hopeful Michigan tices of the white minority gover- volved in "any big lobbying effort.
re some survivors. could follow the precedent set by the nment." See BILL, Page 14

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