100%

Scanned image of the page. Keyboard directions: use + to zoom in, - to zoom out, arrow keys to pan inside the viewer.

Page Options

Download this Issue

Share

Something wrong?

Something wrong with this page? Report problem.

Rights / Permissions

This collection, digitized in collaboration with the Michigan Daily and the Board for Student Publications, contains materials that are protected by copyright law. Access to these materials is provided for non-profit educational and research purposes. If you use an item from this collection, it is your responsibility to consider the work's copyright status and obtain any required permission.

September 17, 1986 - Image 5

Resource type:
Text
Publication:
The Michigan Daily, 1986-09-17

Disclaimer: Computer generated plain text may have errors. Read more about this.

Mi. S

LANSING (AP)-The Mich-
igan Senate voted yesterday to
wait until after the November
election to consider legislation
calling for the state to sell off stock
of companies doing business in
South Africa.
Senators voted 18-17 to postpone
debate on the bills until Nov. 12.
Backers immediately promised to
try to reverse that decision.
"Reconsideration will occur in
the next couple of days," said Rep.
Perry Bullard (D-Ann Arbor),
who helped steer the divestiture
legislation through the House.
Bullard and other divestiture
backers believe selling the state-
held stocks would be a potent
gesture of opposition to apartheid,
South Africa's system of legal
racial discrimination..
Divestiture is targeted at South

nate postpones
Africa's economy. Supporters say postpone consideration of the
selling the stocks would put House-passed divestiture plan
pressure on business and in- because some Senate Democrats
directly pressure South Africa's were pushing for an immediate
white minority government. vote.
"It comes down to apartheid Engler (R-Mount Pleasant)
and whether we want to support said he wants the Senate to look
apartheid by delaying tactics or more closely at the possibility that
whether we want to deal with state tax dollars would be tapped to
apartheid straight up and our make up for lost revenue after
involvement with it," said Rep pension funds were forced to sell
Virgil Smith (D-Detroit), the blue-chip stocks.
legislation's prime sponsor. Officials said the size of the
The legislation calls for losses would depend on the stocks'
Michigan to gradually dump $2.7 performance in the market.
billion worth of stocks held by "A number of people who wish
pension funds. to make the gesture in this case
The stocks would be sold off are doing it with other people's
over five years, with shares in money," Engler said.
Michigan-based companies drop- If approved and signed by Gov.
ped last. James Blanchard, who backs
Senate Majority Leader John divestiture, the law would take
Engler said he moved to formally

S. Afric
effect June 1.
Some senators argued that
gives them plenty of time to
scrutinize the proposal.
"Why the sudden rush to take
up the bills?" said Sen. Vern
Ehlers (R-Grand Rapids). "I
would urge this body to take its
time."
Democrats who've made
divestiture a priority were angry
at the decision to postpone debate.
"Every day that we delay is a
delay in whatever influence or
impact will be caused by the bills
for change in South Africa," said
Sen. Lana Pollack (D-Ann
Arbor).
"This legislature has been con-
sidering for at least five years the
question of South African
divestiture and only the Senate

The Michigan Daily - Wednesday, September 17, 1986 - Page 5
a legislation
has been unable to come to the 1980 Michigan law forbids the
conclusion where, morally, we state~ from depositing surplus
should be on this issue," funds in banks that make loans to
complained Sen. John Kelly (D- South Africa.
Detroit).
Engler maintains foreign
policy is the job of the president.
"I do not feel divestiture is an
appropriate state issue," he told W EEKEND
reporters..MAGAZINE
So far, 10 states have di -
vestiture legislation on the books.
A 1982 Michigan law ordered Fridays in The Daily
public colleges and universities to 763-0379
sell stocks held in companies that
do business in South Africa. A

I -

I

_U' experts say S. Africa
Psanctions are not severe

Barbara Ransby, a member
of the Free South Africa
Coordinating Committee, said
the exclusion of sanctions on
coal-which West Germany
demanded as part of the pack-
age-dilutes the sanctions.
West Germany is putting
pragmatic .economic concerns
ahead of principles," Ransby
said.
Severe economic sanctions
could have an effect on South
Africa, but the current sanctions
"do too little too late," Ransby
said, adding that the European
nations are waiting to see what
the United States does before
v taking further steps.
Ali AI'Amin Mazrui, a
political science professor who
teaches a class on African
politics, said the sanctions
would not have a dramatic
impact on South Africa's
economy, but would send a
message to South Africa's
leaders. "The South African
leaders will feel they have been
deserted by their Western
friends."
Denmark, Ireland, and the
Netherlands have been putting
pressure on the other Common
Market nations to adopt South
African sanctions, Mazrui said,
while West Germany, Portugal,
and England have resisted
sanctions.
"West Germany and
Picketers
at casino
resort to.
violence
ATLANTIC CITY(AP)--
Striking casino workers threw
eggs at gamblers and blocked
buses yesterday in the first day of
a strike over wages and benefits
by some 13,000 people who serve
drinks, make beds and provide
broom service.
The incidents, following a
night of violent episodes, led a
judge to grant an order
restricting the number of pickets
at, he casino entrances to three
and limiting the union to four
rallies a day on the Boardwalk
with no more than 50 people.
Contract talks between the
Atlantic City Casino Association,
1 which represents seven of the
ejght casinos affected by the
strike, and Local 54 of the Hotel
and Restaurant Employees and
Bartenders International Union
reached an impasse late last
e ek.

England do not want to suffer
the economic costs, and Portugal
is concerned with protecting the
half million Portuguese who
now live in South Africa,"
Mazrui said.
Mazrui said he was surprised
that England did not join West
Germany in opposing coal
sanctions. "This is the first
time that England did not unite
with West Germany to oppose
sanctions," he said.
LIBERAL ARTS
MAJORS ...
You're Needed
All Over the
World.
Ask Peace Corps volunteers why
their ingenuity and flexibility are
as viral as their degrees. They'll
tell you they are helping the
world's poorest peoples attain
self sufficiency in the areas of food
production, energy conservation,
education, economic develop-
ment and health services. And
they'll tell you about the rewords
of hands on career experience
overseas! They'll tell you it's the
toughestjob you'll ever love.
PEACE CORPS

CHEAP COMPUTER
TERMINALS
15 BUCKS
per month including modem
CALL 761-6100
NOW!
or stop by 334 S. State between 3 and 6pm daily

YOU'LL FIND ANN ARBOR'S NEWEST
TOTAL FITNESS CENTER JUST A
SHORT WALK FROM CAMPUS
The Ann Arbor "Y's".Nautilus complex provides our members
with a total fitness center unequaled by any other private health
club organization in this area. Fourteen of the newest exercise
and weight training machines are available, coupled with a pleasant
carpeted room for stretching and warm-ups. Each Nautilus Club
member will be instructed by one of our trained staff persons in
developing an individualized workout program.

NOW

HIRING'

MUG EATERIES AND COMMON

*For A $290 Nautilus Club Membership
You Get:

MICHIGAN UNION

FOOD SERVICES

Buspeople Days/Late Nights
Kitchen Cleaners Days/Late Nights
Counter People Mornings/Days/Nights
Prep People Mornings/Days
Stock People Mornings/Days
North Ingalls Building Mornings/Days
University Club Dining/Catering
U of M Students Only, Progressive Pay Structure
936-2704, Bob Liichow, Rm. 2406, Michigan Union.
A Non-Discriminatory Affirmative Action Employer.

" Full use of the Nautilus Club's
1.4 machines
" Free Raquetball court time on
a drop-in basis
" Unlimited use of the sauna

" Full use of the weight room
" Full use of the gym during
Scheduled recreational hours
" Full use of two pools during
general use periods

* Payment plans are available
COME IN FOR A TOUR OF OUR FACILITIES
V 350 S. FIFTH AVE.
663-05364"

I

What' sthe

last thing

on your mind
to do today?

1.
2.
3.
4.
5.
6.
7.
8.
9.
10. MSA mass meeting
Wed., Sept. 17, 7:30pm
We know that the MSA Mass Meeting probably
isn't high on everybody's list of priorities.
But there are many reasons for you to get
involved this year such as: learning how the
University works, helping students find what they
need, writing and publishing a newspaper, or a lot of
other interesting and exciting projects and issues that
concern students.

"They tell me leangeta $10 trade-in on my old calculator"
_ --_'
- -; I- -_-_-
__lI
--" j 11____ " '

a

1 "

- -

RENT A
REFRIGERATOR
Phone. 429 0121f
or 815-895-2443 or
TOLL FREE 800-255-2255, Ext. 7368
FREE DELIVERY

HP DAYS
ARE HERE AGAIN!
With an HP calculator working for you, maybe you won't 'have to work so
many late nights.
And the best time to get one, for business or engineering, is on HP Day.
We'll give you $10 for your old calculator when you buy an HP*. We're also
giving away free painter's hats (while supplies last). And having an HP Day
drawing for $50 gift certificates good for anything in the store.
An HP representative will be here to give demos and answer questions.

Back to Top

© 2021 Regents of the University of Michigan