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Wednesday, June 25, 1975

THE MICHIGAN DAILY

Page Seven

GEC defense calls
arrests improper

(Continued from Page 3)
ANOTHER point which the
defense has argued was estab-
lished with the presentation of
a video-tape of the arrests
made February 27th.
Witnesses for the defense and
the prosecution have disagreed
on whether trucks leaving the

plant department were blocked
by the pickets or stopped by the
police. The video tape showed
trucks proceeding forward be-
ing stopped by police officers
just prior to the arrests.
Judge S. J. Eldon is expect-
ed to return a decision on the
motion to. dismiss the charges
next month.

Mozambique now
independent nation

AP Photo
BRITAIN'S FOREIGN Secretary, left, talks with two envoys from Uganda, Lt. General Sir
Chandos Blair and Major Ian Grahame, at the Royal Air Force Base in Northholt, England,
yesterday. The envoys flew back to Britain earlier in the day from Uganda, carrying a letter
from President Amin to Britain's Queen Elizabeth.
B iders rescue of

NAIROBI, Kenya (W) - Brit-
ain considered yesterday the
possible rescue of 700 Britons
living in Nganda as a row inten-
sified with President Idi Amin
over his threatened execution
of a British teacher.
Reports from London and
Kampala, the Ugandan capital,
said the missionaries, business-
men, teachers and technologists
who form the dwindling British
community in Uganda have
been quietly warned that perils
lie ahead of them.
THE IMPLICATION in t h e
warning circulated by acting
High Commissioner James Hen-
nessey is that all who could do
so would be well advised to pack
their bags and go.
Uganda radio, monitored here,
said Amin "doesn't care if all
the British leave Uganda. Ugan-
da is flourishing anyway and
can develop faster without
them."
On Monday, Amin was quotad
as saying: "The 700 British citi-
zens in Uganda are now in jeo-
pardy. Your missionaries, your
schoolteachers, your profession-
al people, we regard them as
spies. They will be watched."
AMIN'S latest quarrel with
the British is ostensible over the
fate of a 61-year-old teacher,
Denis Hills, a Briton condemn-
ed to be shot July 4 for calling
Amin a "village tryant" in an
unpublished manuscript.
Pleas for mercy have been
made for him by Queen Eliza-

beth II, Prime Minister Harold
Wilson and Foreign Secretary
James Callaghan. But Amin, a
onle-time corporal in the Brit-
ish army, has met all these ap-
peals with an ultimatum.
Hills, he said, will be s o t
unless Callaghan comes to Kam-
pala to discuss political and eco-
nomic problems. The latest
deadline given Callaghan w a s
"within 10 days" of yesterday.
Callaghan has refused to travel
unless Amin first removes the
death sentence from Hills.
IN HIS latest anti-British out-
burst, Uganda radio said Amin
wired Queen Elizabeth that "if
Callaghan had come, his mis-
sion would have been successful
and he would possibly have gone
back to Britain with Denis
Hills."
The five-page telegram to the
queen was delivered in a 40-min-
ute meeting with the acting high
commissioner, Hennessey, at
Amin's command post in Kam-
pala, the radio said. The radio
broadcast the text of the wire
but did not report any response
from Hennessey.
The telegram also said Hills
could have been saved ai*a mili-
tary messenger sent by the
British on Saturday had n o t
been "rude and arrogant." The
radio quoted Amin saying that
U. Gen. Sir Chandos Blair, his
battalion commander when
Uganda was a British colony,
failed because of personal dif-
ferences between the two men
and because Blair appeared not

to recognize that colaial times
had ended.
AMIN SAID Blair threatened
military action against Uganda
)y British troops in Kenya. "Had
he not been a hot-tempered per-
son, his mission could h a v e
been successful," Amin wired
the queen.
Blair and Maj. Grahame trav-
eled to Uganda with a clemency
plea from the queen and were
given a warm reception by Amin
at his tribal home. But soon
after they left radio announce-
ments began to denounce their
visits as "undiplomatic, hot 1 -
tempered and disrespec ful."

(Continued from Page 1)
ceremonies and made up pos-
sibly the largest gathering of
diplomats ever seen in Africa.
Major Western nations, in-
cluding the U. S., were not of-
ficially invited to attend the
festivities. However, among
several Americans privately in-
vited were U. S. Reps. Charles
Diggs, (D-Mich.), and Cardiss
Collins, (D-Ill.).
The U. S. consulate, in opera-
tion since 1852, quietly closed
at midnight leaving Washington
with no official representation
in this country twice the size of
California. U. S. officials say
they assume that formal diplo-
matic relations at ambassa-
dorial level will eventually be
established but add they have
no idea when.
DIGGS told a news confer-
ence Mozambique's indepen-
dence was the "most import-
ant development" s i n c e
Ghana's independence in 1957
and said he though diplomatic
relations with the U. S. would
eventually be established. "It's
just a matter of normal pro-
cesses being worked out," he
said.
The congressman criticized
U. S. policy in Africa and main-
tained failure to support black
liberation movements has dam-
aged American standing at the
United Nations and could be
harmful economically.
Machel's arrival Monday
marked his first return to this
seaport capital on the Indian
Ocean since 1963 when he fled
to join the Tanzania - based

Front for the Liberation of
Mozambique, known as Fre-
limo. He led its first attack in
1964.
MACHEL will rule through
Frelimo, a militantly Marxist
movement with a Maoist philos-
ophy strongly supported by
both China and the Soviet Un-
ion.
The Frelimo army of 10,000
g'terrillas fought a hit-and-run
war with some 60,000 Portu-
gtese troops and in the end con-
tributed to the collanse of the
Portuguese empire in Africa.
The former Portuguese ter-
ritory of Guinea-Bissau in West
Africa was granted indepen-
dence late last year and Ango-
la, Portugal's biggest and rich-
est colony, will be freed Nov.
11.
Lou Brock of the St. Louis
Cardinals stole four bases in
one game against the San
Francisco Giants last season.
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PRESENTS
THURSDAY, JUNE 26
Joseph Tosey's production of Ibsen's
A DOLL'S HOUSE
starring JANE FONDA as NORA
Ths film is besed upon the play by Henrik Ibsen, which proved to be a radical shocker in its
day for its ideas about women. Nora is trapped in a marriage and woefully naive of the
world and society. She is contained within. Set in Norway, the film portrass in seethinq and
pointed dramo how Nora comes to deal with the oppressive life situation she finds herself in.
This version $mde in 1973, is still a strikingly modern liberation story. 7 and 9 p.m. AUD. A
ANGELL HALL, $1,25.
FRIDAY, JUNE 27
CHARLES CHAPLIN in
MODERN TIMES
11936, silent) Chaplin was charged with being a Communist Sympathizer after he made this
famous satire on the machine age. The Little Tramp sets a iob in a factory and becomes a
v'ctim of Modern Times," the times we now are all so familiar with. America's last silent
film and Chaplin's last film using the character of the Tramp. With Paulette Godard. in MLB,
3 at 7:15 and 9:15.
THE GREAT DICTATOR
11940). Great political comedv. Chaplin superbly mimics the mincin mannerisms and over-
blown oratory of an infamous demogoque, "Adenod Hynkel," alias Adolph Hitler. He's also
Hvnkels double, a kind little Jewish barber who takes over for the dictator at the en See
Hvnkel's famous ballet scene-bubbledance with a Globe, in MLB 4 at 7 and 9:30 p.m. 1.25
each, $2.00 for both shows.

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