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Page Ten - Saturday, April 18, 1981 - The Michigan Daily

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Poland
approves
private
farmers'
union
WARSAW, Poland (AP)-In an
emotion-charged ceremony heralding
further liberalization of Polish life, the
communist government signed an
agreement yesterday paving the way
for registration of an independent union
of private farmers by May 1.
Some 40 farmers, many embracing
and weeping for joy, joined government
negotiators in signing the pact in the
headquarters of the United Peasants
Party in northwestern Bydgoszcz,
where demonstrators held a month-
long sit-in to press for registration of
their union.
A SPOKESMAN for the independent
union Solidarity said the agreement,
seen as a major victory in the farmers'
five-month struggle against gover-
nment and Communist Party op-
position, would end sit-ins in Bydgoszcz
and neighboring Inowrockaw.
"This is a milestone in the develop-
ment of farmers' unions in the socialist
countries," said the spokesman for
Solidarity, the first labor federation in
the Soviet bloc free of Communist Par-
ty control. Solidarity claims to
represent 10 million of Poland's 18
million industrial workers.
Leaders of the "Self-Governing, In-
dependent Union of Individual Far-
mers," as the new labor group is called,
said they represent some 800,000 of
Poland's 3.5 million private farmers,
who own much of the agricultural land
and produce 80 percent of the nation's
food.
ONE WESTERN observer said
registration of the farmers' union will
create a "free enterprise" organization
since most Polish farmers are self-
employed. In contrast, most members
of Solidarity, formedduring labor unrest
last summer, are employed by state-
run enterprises.
Another observer said the
signing-which followed a recommen-
dation by a parliamentary commission
that legislation be amended to allow
legalization of the union-signifies a
new independent stance by the Polish
Parliament, previously regarded as a
"rubber stamp" for government and
party initiatives.
The accord also represents a further
rebuff to Communist Party leader
Stanislaw Kania and other senior of-
ficials who opposed the farmers' union,
saying organization suited for factory
workers had no place in the coun-
tryside. ,
COMMUNIST REFORMERS took
jabs at Kania's leadership at a meeting
in Torun earlier this week. They urged
the Central Committee to oust mem-
bers who lack popular support, to ex-
plain the "true situation" in Poland to
neighboring Warsaw Pact states, to
allow delegates from the rank and file
to attend the committee.meeting as ob-
servers, and to broadcast the session
live on television next week.
The agreement calls for the Polish
Parliament to "create the legal basis
for registering" the farmers' union by
May 1 under the same principles used
for registering other trade unions.

Kellya
Leo Kelly, the man accused of killing
two fellow University students in an
early morning shooting spree yester-
day, is a quiet, introverted person - "a
loner," according to his friends and
acquaintances.
Kelly, a Detroit native, was taken in-
to custody by Ann Arbor police after
allegedly setting off a Molotov cocktail
firebomb and killing two students with
a sawed-off shotgun in a Bursley dor-
mitory hallway early yesterday. Coun-
ty Prosecutor William Delhey said the
suspect will be arraigned tonight.
OTHER STUDENTS who lived on
Kelly's hall said the husky, 22-year-old
Daily staffwriters Lorenzo Benet,
David Meyer, Janet Rae, and Tim
Yagle filed reports for this story.
The story was written by David
Meyer.

The Michigan Daily - Saturday, Ap
Students describe sus

S quiet
psychology major was reserved and
did not socialize with his hallmates. He
had lived in a single room in the Bur-
sley-Douglas wing since January.
"I guess he had to be under a lot of
stress," said Warren Fudge, one of
Kelly's fraternity brothers in Omega
Psi Ohi, a black fraternity on campus.
Fudge said he last saw Kelly the night
before the shootings and that "he
seemed just a little off, but not so much
that something like this would happen."
Although Kelly bears the Greek in-
signia of the fratenity branded on his
arm, Fudge said Kelly had not actively
participated in the group for the past
year. "Most brothers now probably
wouldn't even know him," said Fudge.
Fudge said the shootings might have
been spurred by incidents Kelly en-
countered last summer while working
in Texas. Fudge said Kelly dropped out
of the University last spring to travel to
the Houston area to work. He said that

rntrove
Kelly's apartment in Texas had been
firebombed last year.
Kelly thought "people were after him
- were trying to kill him" because of
incidents stemming from Kelly's
work, Fudge said. "He got into a little
bit of trouble (while in Texas) . . . It
had to be something down in Texas that
just tripped him out totally."
Fudge dismissed rumors circulating
in the dorm that Kelly was high on
drugs at the time of the shootings. "He
wasn't the type for doing drugs ... He
maybe would smoke a little bit of weed
now and then," but generally avoided
harder drugs.
"He wasn't around (the dorm) so
much, that's why everyone was so
shocked," said Fudge, who has known
Kelly for three years.
Kelly, who graduated from Detroit's
Cass Tech High School with a
chemistry/biology curriculum in 1977,
See SUSPECT, Page 5

Victims were outgoing, lov

Siwi~k valued people,
academics, athletics

By NANCY BILYEAU
Like many freshmen, Edward Siwik
hadn't quite decided his major yet. His
list of priorities in life were first -
people, second - academics, and third
- athletics, friends and family said
yesterday.
"Our son was an all-around A-1
student who loved life," Mrs. Siwik said..
yesterday in a phone conversation from
Detroit, her voice trembling.-
EDWARD - "WARD" to his family
- was a Phi Beta Kappa and co-captain
of the swim team at Catholic Central
High School, Siwik said.
"He got an academic scholarship to
the University of Michigan. That's
really something, isn't it?"
Edward was shot allegedly by 22-
year-old Bursley resident Leo Kelly
yesterday morning during a general
evacuation of the dorm after the fire

alarm sounded.
HE DIED OF massive gunshot woun-
ds at University Hospital. Investigators
have been unable to determine any kind
of motive for the shooting.
"I just can't believe it," said a Bur-
sley resident who asked+ not to be
named. "Ed was always friendly
always up. I can't believe he's dead."
FRIENDS FROM college and high
school agree that Edward was an
agreeable, outgoing student who
seemed to have few problems besides
the average freshperson concerns.
"He was a party kid as well ,as a
student," Siwik said, adding that Ed-
ward loved to talk.
"He broke a finger a little while ago,
so I said I'd'type one of his papers," she
said. "I drove him home and in the car I
could not listen as fast as he talked."
A GROUP of Edward's high school
friends who were headed to Florida for
their senior trip turned around when
they heard of Edward's death on the
' radio and drove back to Michigan, Mrs.
Siwik said.
At Catholic Central Edward was well-
respected by his peers and teachers,
Assistant Principle Father Witley said,
adding, "He was a real leader."
Witley was baffled by the motive of
the shooting. "Did this other boy go out
of his mind?" Witley asked. "I know
this is a real pressure time for the
students."
"My heart goes out to him (Kelly),
Witley said.
Edward was a devout Catholic, ac-
cording to Witley and Father Kenneth
McKernan.
At one of Catholic Central's retreats
held last summer, Edward did most of
the work, from the organization of the
boys activities to all the cooking,
McKernan said.
See SIWIK, Page 7

SHOOTING VICTIM Douglas McGreaham(right) sts
mate Dan Cook on a hill near Bursley Residence Hall
w hile 'doing hi

Siwik
' . all-around A-1 student'

By NANCY BILYEAU
None of Douglas McGreaham's
friends were surprised to know that the
21-year-old honor student's last actions
were those of a resident adviser, a job
Doug took "very seriously."
When he heard the fire alarm go off
early yesterday morning, Doug rushed
to 6th floor Douglas Hall to check the
extent of the fire, authorities said. In
that hallway he was shot and killed,
allegedly by 22-year-old resident Leo
Kellyh in a burst of gunfire that ap-
parently had no motive.

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