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Ninety-nine years of editorial freedom

Vol. IC, No.99

Ann Arbor, Michigan - Friday, February 17, 1989

Copyright 1989, The Michigan Daily

Activists
criticize
*Winnie
Mandela
JOHANNESBURG, South Africa
(AP) - Anti-apartheid leaders gave
an unprecedented rebuke to Winnie
Mandela yesterday, saying she has
betrayed the trust of the Black
community and kept bodyguards
who waged a "reign of terror" in
Soweto.
The influential activists accused
Mrs. Mandela, wife of jailed African
National Congress leader Nelson
Mandela and once called the "Mother
of the Nation," of "violating human
rights...in the name of the struggle
against apartheid."
The strongly worded statement
was the first public repudiation of
Mrs. Mandela by the senior
leadership of the anti-apartheid
movement. They accused her of
complicity in the abduction and
assault of a 14-year-old Black
activist, Stombie Seibel, whose
decomposed body was found dumped
in Soweto last month.
But David Ndaba, a representative
of the ANC in Atlanta, said the
media and the South African
government have blown the issue
out of proportion. "Journalists have
not been able to report anything
except the controversy surrounding
the bodyguards. The government
created the situation," he said.
"The apartheid regime has blown
this issue out of proportion by
censuring all other news coming
See Mandela, Page 2

Regents to
approve 6.3%

rise

in

dorm rates

BY FRAN OBEID
The University's Board of Regents will
vote on a 6.3 percent increase in next year's
student housing rates during its monthly
meeting this morning.
Though most regents, during discussion at
yesterday's meeting, said they supported the
increases, Regent Deane Baker (R-Ann Arbor)
said, "We have tuition going up, we have
housing going up. Somewhere down the line
we're going to have to take a look at how to
contain those costs."
The increase, recommended by the Univer-
sity's Housing Study Committee, would add
an average of $214.72 to each student's
housing bill next year.
First-year students would be hit hardest by
the plan because 99 percent of them live in
University housing facilities.
"The University is making a lot of money
by doing this. The increase is just a further
disservice," said Markley Student Council
President Andy Moffit, adding that residence
halls are so crowded already that three people
must often live in rooms meant for two.
Alice Lloyd Student Advisor Gail Woods,
an LSA sophomore, predicted the increase
"will probably affect the potential number of
minority applicants and current students at the
University."
According to a report by the University's
Housing Division, the 3.9 percent increase in
the general inflation rate and increases in raw
food and recycling were the main reasons for
the proposed rate hike.
About $25 per student of the increases will
be used to fund a new Housing Division
recycling program. The program, recom-

mended by the newly established Integrated
Solid Waste Management Task Force, will
cost $200,000 to start, plus an additional
$150,000 annually.
An additional $25 per student will be used
for General Student Residence Reserves, or
capital improvements for residence halls.
Housing and board costs make upabout 40
percent of college students' total expenses,
said Director of University Housing Robert
Effects of Housing rate increase

$2449
$685
$10.00
$1.0

Housing
increase
breakdown

I

raw food
insurance
$2466 GSRR' increase
GSRR make up
recycling
general inflation
.GSSR: General Student Residence Reserves

300
Housing
cost 200
Increase
by room
type 100-1

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ROBIN LOZNAK/Daily
Crisler Arena it ain't
First-year student Eric Rilley, who was red-shirted from the Michigan basketball team,
plays some mini-basket ball at Pinball Pete's yesterday.

Hughes.
Hughes told the regents yesterday that the
number of students who are moving to the
Ann Arbor area is increasing, as is the num-
ber of students commuting to the Ann Arbor
campus.

Speaker focuses on Black History
BY VERA SONGWE Before a 50-member crowd - in- month's purpose. "History," he said, on South American islands, David
David X, a student of the Nation eluding his eight bodyguards - "is the best subject to reward re- said; the Black people were robbed
of Islam, spoke as "one who stands Dacked into the Trotter House search It helps us to gain greater their culture and lost a sense of w

X
of
ho

13 lack
before the Black community without
compromise."
Most Black leaders who speak
before the Black community speak
not with authority but as ones under
authority, afraid of contradicting the
institutions from which they come,
David X said.

Wednesday night, David X urged
Black people to be proactive rather
than reactionary.
"Get out of the dream," David X
said in a fiery speech. "Envision
things and make them reality."
"I am challenging you to be bet-
ter Black people, those who know
have a greater responsibility than
those who don't," he said.
David X's speech was part of
February's Black History Month. "If
you don't know where you have
been you cannot know or understand
where you are," he said, praising the

JAai. I I3 U3L a
insight of ourselves. To understand
Black American history we have to
begin with slavery."
"No one tells our story but us,"
he said, "and the story does not be-
gin in 1619; the first group of
Slaves were brought over from
Africa in 1555 on a ship called
'Jesus.' Sixty-four years of this his-
tory are not in the books... Those
missing years are the years when the
proud Black African men and women
were dehumanized and turned into the
despicable creatures they are today."
The dehumanization took place

they really were. Their names were
changed, and they were not allowed
to identify with their own culture.
The result was that the slaves
emerged substantively inferior.
The imbalance of white superior-
ity juxtaposed with an imbalance of
Black inferiority will continue to
feed strife, he said.
"A true Black man or woman
shares," David X said. But this and
other traits of the true Black do not
exist in the Black culture found in
the United States today. "It is time
See David X, Page 5

Cox offers ways to improve gov't ethics

BY MICHAEL LUSTIG
Strong leadership from the U.S. President is
needed to rebuild the confidence citizens hold in
their political leaders, a former top government
official said yesterday.
1 Archibald Cox, the first special prosecutor in
Watergate, former solicitor general of the United
States under President Lyndon Johnson, and pro-
fessor at Harvard Law School, gave the opening
address to an overflow crowd of 250 people in
Rackham Amphitheatre for the "Ethics: The
Cornerstone of the Public Trust" conference.
Cox cited a New York Times editorial that
* Satanic V
BY HEATHER HUNT authorities
WITH WIRE REPORTS clerics pla
Several Ann Arbor bookstores million on
yesterday sold out of The Satanic canceled hi
Verses, a novel which many have scheduled1
criticized for being blasphemous to The bo
the Islamic religion. be blasph
After being on the shelves for ligion.
* two-and-a-half weeks, the book sold Becaus

under the administration of former President
Ronald Reagan, "the amount of sleaze (was)
awesome." He said the actions of many individu-
als showed "contempt for the role of law."
Cox traced the decline in ethical behavior of
government leaders to the founding of the United
States and back further to the Greek philosophers
Plato and Socrates.
The Founding Fathers, he said, treated public
office "not as a stepping stone to private advan-
tage." He referred to a letter from John Adams to
his wife Abigail, outlining Adams' personal
commitment to upholding public virtue, the need

to constantly study, and to hold faith in the fu-
ture.
Cox then read from a letter written by Sen.
Paul Douglas, whom he called one of the greatest
senators of this century, illustrating how a de-
cline in ethics occurs.
"What happens is a gradual shifting of a
man's loyalties from the community to those
who have been doing him favors," Cox said.
"The whole process may be so subtle as to not
be detected by the official himself."

See Ethics, Page 5

erses sells out

s Wednesday after Iranian
ced a bounty of up to $2.6
nhim. His publishers have
is tour of the United States
to begin today.
ok is believed by some to
emous to the Islamic re-
e of this, Iran's Ayatollah

Rushdie was born into a Muslim
family in India and now is an ex-
patriate living in London. The au-
thor describes the book as primarily
a chronicle of the immigrant experi-
ence.
Scholars said the furor among
Muslims over the book is reminis-
cent of the controversy that erupted

Michigan's Loy Vaught looks to shoot over Purdue's Steve Scheffler
in last night's 84-70 Purdue win. Vaught poured in 8 points in all.
Michigan steams
past Purdue,8

BY JULIE HOLLMAN
Michigan found the right
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any attempts of a Purdue comeback.
Michigan's Glen Rice and Ru-
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