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The Michigan Daily-Sunday, February 13, 1983-Page 5

Black
activists
'continue
con erence
(Continued from Page 1)
li eration and unification of Africa un-
der scientific socialism."
He said that the only way for blacks
to help themselves today is to organize.
"Many of the problems we face, we
face because we are disorganized. As
an organizer, I subscribe to the view
that bad organization is better than no
organization at all."
Toure was alone among the panelists
who spoke yesterday in suggesting
violence as a possible means for social
,change.
THE NON-VIOLENT stance was
based on "truth and love," said Diane
Nash Bevel, a founding member of the
SNCC and presently an activist for
tenants' rights. "We really took those
principles seriously and that's very
unusual for our culture."
TFhe lack of honesty in American
society, she said, means that while, "in
1the natural sciences, we in this society
are in the space age, in the social scien-
ces, we are in prehistoric times."
Bevel took exception to what she saw
as -misrepresentation of history, saying,
"Books and the media treat the civil
rights movement as 'Martin Luther
King's movement' .. . It was in fact a
people's movement."
)IF YOU BELIEVE that it was
King's movement," she warned the
audience, "young people are likely to
say I wish we had a Martin Luther
King today'" rather than organizing
for themselves.
Before the speeches, Bettye Fikes, a
veteran of the Selma, Ala., marches
moved the audience of more than 300
students, faculty, and community
members with her renditions of several
songs from various eras of the black
1 tradition which had been revived
during the civil rights period.
The conference, which is being spon-
sored by the Center for Afro-American
and African -Studies and the Black
Students' Union, will conclude today at
Markley Dormitory with a 10:30 a.m.
discussion and 2:30 p.m. lecture by
Robert Weaver a secretary of Housing
and Urban: Development during the
Johnson administration.

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AP Photo
A workman in Washington begins the task of clearing the way to the Lincoln Memorial yesterday, as the East Coast digs
its way out after Friday's blizzards.
Storms bury East Coast

TODAY AND

From AP and UPI
A record-breaking blizzard dumping
up to 3 feet of snow paralyzed the Nor-
theast before moving out to sea yester-
day, as police arrested looters and
crews struggled to reopen airports and
free thousands stranded on highways.
The storm was blamed for 31 deaths,
including 24 killed when a ship sank in
the rough seas off Virginia.,
In New York, the blizzard made the
Lincoln Tunnel seem like a giant air-
raid shelter, except that the refugees
inside wanted out. It took them all night
to escape.
The blaring horns of the trapped cars
blurred into what sounded like a war-
ning siren in the tube, which runs un-
derneath the Hudson River and links
Manhattan to New Jersey.
THE AUTOS, BUSES, and trucks
were jammed to a standstill in the two
New Jersey-bound lanes all night long,
stranding thousands of people.
While most people kept calm, long
lines prompted short fuses. On the
Weehawken side of the tunnel,
motorists left vehicles in the tube to join
long lines for telephones, coffee and one
bathroom in a workmen's area.
During the height of the storm, people
waited up to seven hours to get to the
entrance of the tunnel in Manhattan
and another five hours to drive through
it. Many abandoned their vehicles in
the tunnel and on its ramps.

ABANDONED vehicles were a
problem along the East Coast from
North Carolina to New England.
"They just abandoned cars and trac-
tor trailers everywhere," said Craig
Gay of West Virginia's Berkeley County
Department of Highways in the eastern
Panhandle, where snow measured at 32
inches before the storm blew itself out
at 2 a.m. "I've never seen so much
snow."
In at least two Eastern cities, looting
was reported.
LOOTERS TOOK advantage of crip-
pled police patrol in Washington, D.C.,
buried under 2 feet of snow, but officers
managed to arrest six suspects.
In New York, two police officers held
at bay 100 suspected looters while extra
police officers struggled through
snowbound streets to aid them. Fifty
were arrested.
Thousands were stranded in refuge
shelters - including 8,000 at New
York's Kennedy, LaGuardia and
Newark airports, which were not ex-
pected to be opened until today. Hotels
were full and turning away travelers.
THE STORM WAS described as the
region's "worst in 40 years" by the
National Weather Service.
The storm brought tragedy to at least
24 men yesterday, when a ship loaded
with 12,000 tons of coal capsized in a
gale 30 miles off the Virginia coast.
Only three of the 36 crewmen were

known to have survived.
By yesterday afternoon 24 bodies had
been recovered and nine other
crewmen were missing and believed
"to be deceased."
"INITIALLY THE shock was just
seeing body, body, body," said Lt. J.G.
Thomas Blisard, 33, one of the helicop-
ter rescue pilots sent to the scene of the
sinking 605-foot collier Marine Electric.
"Some of the bodies were really hard
to spot because the life jackets and
bodies were covered with oil," said
Blisard.
He said the copters skimmed as' low
as 15 feet above the whitecaps trying to
determine whether any of the men were
alive, but found none, apart from the
initial three.
Some crew members apparently
managed to get into life boats but most
died when they were plunged into 37-
degree waters with only their life
preservers.
One of the three survivors said the
ship began taking on water through its
forward hatches, which appeared to be
defective and this may have caused the
ship to flip upside down.

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'U inactive on investment policy

(Continued from Page 1)
adherence to a set of guidelines for con-
duct known as the Sullivan Principles.
Those principles, which the Regents
endorsed in their 1978 resolution, call for
equal pay and advancement -oppor-
tunities regardless of race; progress
toward desegregation of the work-
place; and improved quality of life for
black employees in the country.
HERBERT LAST wrote Carnation
for information in August, 1982 and has
since spoken with company executives
by phone. But Herbert last week,
declined to comment on these
discussions. He said that he had been
waiting for possible changes in Car-
nation policy last summer regarding
elease of information, but no changes
have occurred.
Like Carnation, INA Corp. has not
responded to University requests for in-
formation regarding that firm's poor
rating in the rating service's report.
INA has not returned a questionnaire
sent in August which asks for infor-
mation on the number of employees
broken down by race, wage levels, also
broken down by race, and the number
f (llacks in supervisory positions.
MOTOROLA, INC., which also
received a poor rating from Little,
gained Herbert's approval last fall
when the firm provided the breakdown
the University asked for. But the com-
paiy refuses to give the University a
copy of the report they filed with Little,
and it also refuses on-site visits by a
second monitoring agency - the In-
vestor Responsibility Research Center
which regularly reports on company
* r bgress.
Herbert complimented Motorola in a

November letter for "making substan-
tial efforts at becoming a positive force
for change in South Africa," although.
he said last week that more information
still is needed for future evaluations.
A fourth company, ITT Corp., has
received mixed ratings for its several
South African subsidiaries. In a recent
response to the University, the com-
pany only sent information regarding
its best-rated operation.
THE COMPANY assured the Univer-
sity that all its units were making
progress in the areas in question, but
said the smaller units did not have the
time or resources to answer the
inquiry.
Herbert said the University still is
trying to obtain information on why the
company's other operations were rated
poorly.

Early last year, the University
bought stocks of Dunn and Bradstreet
Corp. without realizing that the com-
pany was involved in South Africa and
had not signed the Sullivan Principles.
"That may have been an oversight,"
Herbert said. He has since inquired as
to the company's South Africa policies,
but he says he has not received a
satisfactory response.

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