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130 slain in South
African race riots

The Michigan Daily- Saturday, November 17, 1984 -Page 3
Chernenko calls
for nuclear arms
reduction talks

(AP) - Police have arrested 2,300
people in a "mopping-up operation"
following widespread rioting in black
townships, authorities said yesterday.
Col. Vic Haynes at police headquar-
ters in Pretoria said most of those
arrested Thursday were released by
yesterday morning after they paid fines
on a variety of charges. The most
common charge, he said, was non-
payment of rent.
Malan, in a speech last night, blamed
the rioting and unrest since late August
on "calculated action by hostile
elements" seeking to overthrow South
Africa's white-minority rule.
He said the government was trying to
move ahead with race reform, "but at
the same time we must ensure that the
progress we make is not threatened by
the radical consequences of rapid and
unruly change."
Minister of Law and Order Louis le
Grange ackowledged Thursday night
that 130 people, all but one of them
black, died in the recent unrest. He
said 95 of the victims were killed by
police. Private groups maintain about
155 people died in the unrest.
Le GRANGE ALSO said he has asked
for a criminal investigation of the Rev.

Allan Boesak, one of the nation's most
prominent anti-apartheid clerics,
because of an interview Boesak gave to
the Sydney Morning Herald in
Le Grange called Boesak "a liar and
a slanderer" for saying a state of civil
war existed in South Africa and that
police committed "unbelievable
atrocities" against blacks in the
segregated townships.
Boesak, a minister in the Dutch
Reformed Church, is chairman of the
World Council of Reformed Churches
and is considered a possible successor
to Nobel Peace laureate Desmond Tutu
as head of the South African Council of
Le Grange also accused the
newspapers of inflating police detention
figures, saying 434 government op-
ponents had been detained without
charge this year, not the 1,006 claimed
by monitoring organizations.
The most recent police raid was
aimed at hostels where many migrant
worker^ live in Sebokeng, about 30
miles south of Johannesburg, where
some of the worst rioting occurred in
early September to protest rent in-
creases. Rents have not been paid sin-
ce then in the township of 200,000

Ruffled turkey Associated Press
President Ronald Reagan is startled as John Hendrick, president of the
National Turkey Federation, presents him with the turkey yesterday at the
White House. The bird is presented annually to the president.


Westmore land denies charges

President Konstantin Chernenko was
quoted yesterday as saying the top
priority in U.S.-Soviet relations
during President Reagan's second term
should be to limit and reduce nuclear
weapons, and he pledged "to work
vigorously" to attain those aims.
In remarks to NBC-TV, Chernenko
didn't repeat some of the pre-con-
ditions for arms control talks the
Soviets have set previously.
HE SAID if recent statements by the
Reagan administration concerning a
desire for improved relations with
Moscow "do not remain just words,"
the two superpowers could "start
moving toward more normal relations
between our two countries and toward
a more secure world."
But Chernenko also said he doesn't
think "conditions now are ripe" for a
summit meeting between him and
Reagan for the next six months at least.
Secretary of State George Schultz
said yesterday that Chernenko's em-
phasis on the need to address arms con-
trol issues as a top priority in
U.S.-Soviet relations was "a positive
"I think that we are seeing results ;
we are seeing progress," Shultz said in
an interview with NBC-TV. He said it
is time for Moscow and Washington to
begin "the private processes of
diplomacy" aimed at achieving "real
results" in superpower relations.
Shultz said of Chernenko's remarks,
"We welcome his statements. We
agree with the goals that he states.
"The emphasis in the interview...was
on arms control, and that is a central
and important issue, there's no doubt
about it," Shultz said. "We're ready to
sit down and engage in real
negotiations with the Soviet Union on
arms control and seek concrete results
and work out problems. That's the pur-
pose of the umbrella talks proposal that
the president has made."
dicated the umbrella talks idea lacks
appeal in Moscow, but U.S. officials
believe that would not prove a hindran-
ce once both sides decide they are
ready to negotiate seriously.
Informed officials told The
Associated Press separately yesterday
that Shultz may go to Moscow
sometime in January for a meeting

NEW YORK (UPI)-Gen. William Westmoreland
yesterday denied blocking because it would create a
"political bombshell" a draft cable that recommended
the Army double its estimate of irregular Viet Cong
Westmoreland, commander of U.S. forces in Viet-
nam, testified for the second day in his $120 million
libel suit against CBS for its 1982 documentary "The
Uncounted Enemy: A Vietnam Deception."
WESTMORELAND WAS accused of purposely
keeping enemy strength estimates low.
Brig. Gen. Joseph McChristian, Westmoreland's
chief of intelligence, brought him in mid-May 1967 the
draft cable reporting increased strength in irregular
"I had the definite impression that he felt if he sent
those figures back to Washington at that time, it would
create a political bombshell," McChristian said on the
TV documentary.

"I WAS not about to send to Washington something
that was specious," Westmoreland was quoted as
saying in the next line of the edited, finished, broad-
cast. "And in my opinion, it was specious."
The purpose in underestimating the enemy troop
count, the TV report said, was to make it appear the
United States was sinning a war of attrition and should
be given more troops to speed the end of the war.
The key question in the suit is whether the Viet
Cong's Self Defense and Secret Self Defense forces,
earlier described as "older men, younger boys and
Mama-sans," should be counted in the enemy's order
of battle-their estimated strength.
MCCHRISTIAN'S DRAFT cable said that the SD
and SSD forces had doubled.
Westmoreland's attorney, Dan Burt, asked if Mc-
Christian could have sent the cable on his own without
his boss' okay.
"He could have," answered Westmoreland.

"WHY?" ASKED Burt.
"Because the scope of the cable and the information
therein," said Westmoreland, referring to Mc-
Christian's intelligence role.
Then the attorney asked if Westmoreland had said it
would create a "political bombshell."
Westmoreland denied that he said it.
"I'm confident I didn't use those words because
they're not part of my lexicon," Westmoreland said.
"What did you say," asked Burt.
"...if this goes in it will create (slight pause) a public
relations problem." Westmoreland refused to endorse
the cable.
"I told him I wanted a briefing and would study it,"
said Westmoreland.
"Did you ask him to reduce the estimates?"
"I did not."
"Are you positive?"
"I'm positive."

... calls for arms talks
with Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei
Chernenko provided written answers
to questions submitted by Marvin Kalb
of NBC News. The written answers
were returned to Kalb on yesterday and
aired on the network's evening news
The Soviet leader suggested Moscow
is not now interested in the kind of con-
sultations Reagan has proposed aimed
at establishing overall goals in U.S. -
Soviet relations.
"It is this - the limitation and reduc-
tion of arms, and above all nuclear ar-
ms, prevention of the spread of the ar-
ms race into areas which have been
free of that race so far - that the USSR
and the U.S. should reach agreement of
in the first place," he said.
"For our part we are prepared to
work - and to work vigorously -
toward that end," he said.
900 Am200am
* Anderson, UNION

Two die in Michigan as deer season opens

By United Press International
Two hunters were killed and at least
six others wounded in accidental
shootings on the opening day of the deer
hunting season in Michigan, State

Police said yesterday. Another hunter
died in a trailer fire in northern
About 700,000 hunters are expected to
participate in the Nov. 15-30 firearm

The Ann Arbor Film Cooperative shows Alfred Hitchcock's stellar drama,
Vertigo, at 7 and 9 p.m., in Angell Hall Aud. A.
Hill St. Cinema - The Yearling, 6:45 & 9:15 p.m., 1429 Hill St.
MED - Blade Runner, 7 & 9:15 p.m., MLB 4.
Cinema Guild - My Brilliant Career, 7 & 9p.m., Lorch Hall.
Alt. Act. - The Desk Set, 7:30 p.m., The Philadelphia Story, 9:30 p.m.,
Nat. Sci.
Cinema II - Tom Jones, 7 & 9:30 p.m., MLB 3.
School of Music - Concert, Johann Strauss' Die Fledermaus, 8 p.m., Men-
delssohn Theatre.
Ann Arbor Association for Performing Arts - Fashion show, Collected
Works, 9 p.m., Schwaben Hall, 215 S. Ashley.
Performance Network - Play, Motherlode, 8 p.m., 408 W. Washington.
Ark - Play, Rat People, 8 p.m., 637 S. Main.
Department of Theatre and Drama - Plays, Charlie the Chicken, A
Resounding Tinkle, 2 p.m., Whiskey, 8 p.m., Trueblood Theater.
Musical Society - Concert, Judith Blegan, Hakan Hagegard, 8:30 p.m.,
Hill Aud.
School of Music - Flute Recital, Mary Jett, 6 p.m., Recital Hall.
School of Music - Trumpet Recital, Russell Whitehead, 2 p.m., Recital
Women's Glee Club, Harmonettes, and Madrigal Group - Concert, 8 p.m.,
S Michigan MUSKET Theater - Musical, Kiss Me Kate, 8 p.m., Power Cen-
School of Music - Women's Glee Club, Harmonetter & Madrigal group, 8
p.m., Rackham Aud.
Ann Arbor Go C lub -2 p.m.,. 1433 Mason Hall.
Center for Afroamerican Studies/ Women's Studies/ Labor Studies Center
of Institutional Labor and Industrial Relations - 9 a.m., School of Business,
Hale Auditorium.
Women's Aglow Fellowship of Ann Arbor - 9:30 a.m., Cornerstone Chur-
ch, 1954S. Industrial in Colonial Lanes Plaza.
MSA - World Music Night, 9 p.m., Union, Anderson Room.
U-Club - Nacho Platter, 11 a.m., Union, U-Club.
Michigan Gay Undergraduates - Fundraiser, live entertainment and
D.J., 9 p.m., Lawyers Club Lounge.
The Engineering Council - Engineering Leadership Conference, 9 a.m.,

deer season. This year's deer
population is estimated at just under
one million.
Patrick Bonner, 33, of Dimondale,
died Thursday when his gun acciden-
tally discharged as he was putting it in
a case. He was hunting in Montmorency
Township in Montmorency County at
the time.
Lawrence Scramlin, 19, of Davison,
accidentally shot himself Thursday
when he, his father and a friend stopped
to shoot at a can in Richfield Township
in Roscommon County.
Billy Dean Hale, 43, of Flint, died
Thursday in a fire at a travel trailer in
Gerrish Township in Roscommon Coun-
ty. Police said there apparently was a
minor explosion just before the fire.
Three others in Hale's hunting party
were injured in the fire. Jennie Buch-
zek, 19, of Burton, and Marsha Crowe,
17, of Flint, were both in critical con-
dition in the burn unit at St. Mary's
Hospital in Saginaw. Belinda Dickson,
21, of Burton, was treated at Mercy

Hospital in Grayling and released.
Investigators said they suspected the
cause of the fire was a faulty catalytic
Non-fatal accidental shooting victims
eAlbert Holbrook,24, of Hillsdale,
grazed in the left side by another hun-
ter in Branch County.
eRandall Bowen, 19, of Corunna, shot
in the lower left thigh by another hun-
ter in Gratiot County.
-Phillip Seagrave,55, of Jewison,
struck in the right hand by a stray
bullet in Mecosta County.
-Joe DeBoer, 28, of Grandville, shot
in the lower stomach by another hun-
ter in Kent County.
-Scott Bershing,15, of Saginaw, shot
himself in the left foot in Tosco Coun-
-A 14-year-old Whittemore boy shot
himself in the right knee in Iosco
County. His name was not released.

Shapiro tops $100,000

(Continued from Page 1)
meeting that the board had held off on
Shapiro's raise until they saw what the
board of trustees of Michigan State
University would pay new president
John DiBiaggio. DiBiaggio will get
$99,800 a year, but resigning president
Cecil Mackey now earns $108,000.
ROACH said the increase was

"necessary and appropriate," adding
that he is extremely pleased with
Shapiro's performance.
"The feedback that I have received
and that my colleagues have received
from all of our constituencies...has
been extremely positive," Roach said.
Also at yesterday's meeting, the
regents approved funding for a new
University Hospital burn center.
The center, which will cost more than
$7 million, will be located adjacent to
the new Adult General Hospital.


Student robbed
A 19-year-old University student was
robbed Thursday at 6:42 p.m. while
using an automatic teller machine on
the 500 block of East Liberty, according
to Ann Arbor Police Sgt. Jan Suomala.
The woman was withdrawing a small
amount of cash from the machine when
a subject approached, pushed the
woman to the ground, and forcibly took
the money from her, Suomala said.

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