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Vol.XC, No. 136

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Sunday, March 23, 1980

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Thousands join D.C.
registration protest

Special to the Daily
WASHINGTON - Thirty thousand
protesters marched, sang, and listened
to speakers here yesterday in the
largest demonstration ever against
President Carter's call for draft
The protesters - including 225
University of Michigan students -
marched past the White House to the
Capitol building, where they heard anti-
registration arguments from speakers
ranging from legislators to gay rights
"We're here today to prevent another
excursion into military madness," Rep.
Ted Weisse(D-N.Y.), told the crowd at
the Capitol. "The time to stop the mad-
ness is before it starts."
The peaceful demonstration, spon-
sored by the national Mobilization
Against the Draft (MAD) organization,
attracted groups from all over the east
and mid-west, including many campus
groups. The contingent from the
University rode to the rally in buses and
vans sponsored by PIRGIM and MSA.
The speakers assailed the call for
registration and the country's foreign
policy in general. "The present situation
does not justify disrupting the lives of
young people," said Judy Goldsmith,
the vice-president of the National
Organization of Women. "We don't
need to go to the Middle East, we need
to stay in this country and straighten it
Rev. Barry Lynn, the national
chairman of the Committee Against
Registration and the Draft, said the call
for registration "invites and -en-
courages aggression and belligerence,"
adding that the Selective Service is the
"most inhumane system ever created."
Bella Abzug, a former U.S. represen-
tative from New York, criticized the
country's "false leaders" whose
solution to world crisis is to "send our
youth out to die."
"The president would do much better
to listen to you if he wanted to save this
country," she added. Abzug later
received one of the few negative
responses of the day when she announ-
ced her support of Sen. Edward Ken-
nedy's presidential bid.
The groups at the demonstration
covered much of the political spectrum
including the Revolutionary Com-
munist Youth Brigade, the Libertarian

Party, and a group called Punk for
The protest evoked many images of
anti-war protests of the 1960's,
especially when the crowd joined
together to flash peace signs and sing
"Blowin' in the Wind."
"I think we can show that this coun-
try is not asleep," said John Peters, a
student from the University of Chicago.
"Young people just aren't ready to get
on the bandwagon and fight a world
Steve Honeyman, one of the coor-
dinators of MAD, expressed similar ex-

pectations of the rally: "We want to
send a real strong message to the Car-
ter administration that there are a lot of
people against registration," he said
Some protesters, though, were disap-
pointed with the size of the crowd. "I'm
surprised there aren't more people
here," said Amy Brussack, a student
from Brown University. "I think there
should be hundreds of thousands."
Peter Hayes, a high school student
from Arlington, Va., summed up many
of the protesters' views of the demon-
stration. "It's hard to say whether it
See D.C., Page 2

Carter has no plans
for shah's return
for medical treatment

From AP and UPI
WASHINGTON (AP) - The Carter
administration said yesterday there
are no plans for the deposed Shah of
Iran to return to the United States for
medical treatment.
An administration official, who asked
that he not be named, read a prepared
statement to reporters that virtually
ruled out any U.S. visit by the exiled
"There are no plans on the part of the
United States or on the part of the shah
for him to come to the United States,"
the official said. He declined to
IT WAS understood that U.S. officials
hope the one-time Iranian strongman
will be able to obtain necessary medical
treatment in Panama, where he has
been staying since he left this country
in December.
There are no plans, it was learned, to
treat the former shah at the U.S. Ar-
my's Gorgas Hospital in the Panama
Canal Zone.
NBC reported last night that it had
learned the shah would be leaving
Panama "in a matter of days" for an
undisclosed location. The report could
not be confirmed. A State Department

more medical problems
spokesman would not comment on the
NBC report.
SHORTLY AFTER the shah was ad-
mitted last fall to the United States for
medical treatment, militants seized the
U.S. Embassy in Tehran and took 50
See CARTER, Page 2

THIRTY THOUSAND anti-registration protestors gather on the Mall in Washington, D.C., preparing to march up
Pennsylvania Avenue. Two hundred twenty-five University students joined the peaceful demonsration.

Divestment bill aces opposition

Hearings on state Dem.
primary likely this week

Proposed state legislation requiring public univer-
sities and employee pension funds to divest from all
companies doing business in South Africa is likely to
provoke controversy at the state level and in the
University community.
Some University officials questioned the con-
stitutionality of the three-bill package approved by
the state House Civil Rights Committee last Tuesday.
The state constitution grants the managing boards
of the University of Michigan Michigan State
University, and Wayne State University "general
supervision of its institutions and the control and
direction of all expenditures from the institution's
Financial Officer James, Brinkerhoff predicted the
Regents would "stand on their policy" even if the bill
were to become law.
Despite pressure from student groups, the board
has consistently opposed divesting from firms that do
business in South Africa, except when the cor-
porations fail to affirm the anti-apartheid Sullivan
Regent Thomas Roach (D-Saline) said he hoped the
board would fight forced divestment of the funds,

saying "It's clear that that's (divestiture) our
responsibility and not the legislature's."
"I WOULD ASSUME, based on five years' ex-
perience, that they (the other Regents) would feel as
strongly about that as I do," Roach commented.
However, Regent James Waters (D-Muskegon)
said, "If the legislature passes a bill; I would hope
and anticipate the board would abide with it." The
bills may be voted on by the House. in late April. In
September, Waters voiced support for total divest-
Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor) would only say
"I don't comment on something that might happen."
TALK OF LEGAL action is, at this point purely
conjecture. First the House must pass the bills, a feat
which is "going to be tough," according to Barbara
Eldersfeld, an aide to the bill's sponsor, Rep. Perry
Bullard (D-Ann Arbor).
Groups lobbying in favor of the proposals include
the Washtenaw County Coalition Against Apartheid
(WCCAA), the political action committee of the
United Auto Workers, various church groups, student
groups here as well as at MSU, WSU, and Western
Michigan University, and the Detroit Lawyer's
Guild, according to Heidi Gottfried of WCCAA.

"MSA (the Michigan Student Assembly) helped at
the beginning of the term. They went to Lansing and
talked to pivotal legislators, ran a letter campaign,
and contacted groups, asking them to pass a
resolution endorsing the bills," Gottfried ad-
John Steinbach, a member of both WCCAA and
MSA, said that an "intensified campaign" is planned,
including having students living in the areas of "key"
legislators write to their representatives.
WHETHER AMERICAN companies should
operate in South Africa and whether these cor-
porations are furthering or hindering the republic's
policy of apartheid is the basis for disagreement.
Roach commented, "I don't think there is any
question petty apartheid has improved.. He defined
petty apartheid as the conditions such as segregation.
in busing, restaurants, as opposed to the economic
structure of South African society in which the
Europeans, who constitute less than 20 per cent of the
population, own over 80 per cent of the land.
"It's changing and changing rapidly," he added.
Gottfried disagreed with Roach's assessment of the
situation, dubbing his distinction between petty
and grand apartheid as "a false dichotomy."

LANSING ( UPI)-Court hearings
are expected this week in cases that
could determine whether Michigan
will have a presidential primary and
who will take part in it.
Democratic maverick Zolton
Ferency has filed suit to force his
party to use the state's May 20 open
primary for selecting presidential'
nominating delegates 'instead of its
April26 closed caucuses.
See Page1( for a national
campaign roundup.
Meanwhile, a hearing is expected
on a suit filed by city and township
clerks seeking to force the state to
pay for the primary or cancel it.
FERENCY, A former Democratic
state chairman, challenged the
caucuses in documents filed last
month with the Board of State
Canvassers and Secretary of State
Richard Austin. Ferency's petition
is being weighted by Attorney
General Frank Kelley.

In his suit, Ferency proposes two
alternatives if his main request is
denied-forcing the party to select
presidential delegates in
conventions open only to precinct
delegates or allowing any registered
voter to participate in the caucuses.
A show cause hearing has been set
for March 26 in Ingham County
Circuit Court.
caucuses because of new national
party rules which refuse to
recognize the outcome of primaries
like Michigan's that allow cross-
over voting.
The municipal clerks say they are
concerned because funding for the
primary is not included in the
current fiscal year budget, although it
is promised in next year's.
"The funding should be justified
this time, due to fact the Democrats
are not going to be on ballot," said
East Lansing City Clerk Beverly

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the customers flocking.
"It's themental attitude
that does it," he said.
Boudin said many times
buying ide cream is a "spur
of the moment thing."
Miller's most popular
flavors are chocolate
almond and tin roof. At
Baskin-Rolbbins, also on
South University, John Kay

Up, up and away
Pick a place, anyplace. And if you are a winner in
United Airlines latest promotional contest you can go there,
free. United, the airline that originated the half-fare
coupon, yesterday announced a month-long "Take-Off"
game offering 10,000 free round trips to any of its U.S.
destinations, including Hawaii. The winners may choose
any class of service, including first class, and up to two
stopovers on a trip between June 1 and December 15.
William Speicher, United's vice-president for marketing,

On the inside
Arts has a review of Saturn 3 with Farrah Fawcett-
Majors . . . Racquetball can cause injuries-see the
Editorial page . . . Sports has coverage of the state high
school basketball championships and men's and women's
tennis. [

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