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'U' bends on South Africa policy

By BARRY WITT
Despite a 1978 policy to the contrary,
the University maintains investments
in several companies that do not abide
by a set of guidelines for conduct in
South Africa, according to a Daily
review of the investment office records.
The administrator responsible for
implementing the University's policy
could not explain why several of these
companies received poor grades from
an independent ratings firm for their
activities in South Africa. Norman
Herbert, the University's investment
officer, also said after being presented
the Daily's findings that there had been
several "oversights" in his most recent
report to the Regents on South Africa.
THE REPORT, prepared by Herbert
and presented to the Regents in March
by Vice President and Chief Financial
Officer James Brinkerhoff, stated that

Companies fare poorly in
helping black employees

although 13 companies with South
African operations received low ratings
from the independent monitoring ser-
vice, correspondence between the com-
panies and the University had shown
that they complied with the Regents'
guidelines or had not yet replied.
But investment office files and repor-
ts from an independent research agen-
cy show that several of these com-
panies do not comply with one or more
of the Sullivan Principles-a set of anti-
apartheid guidelines for U.S. com-
panies in South Africa-and therefore

could be interpreted as in violation of
the University Regents' 1978 resolution
on South Africa.
The University policy asks com-
panies to affirm the Sullivan Prin-
ciples; work toward the enhancement
of political, economic, and social rights
for its employees in South Africa; and
publicly disclose corporate progress
toward achievements in these matters.
THE INVESTMENT office presently
monitors 42 University stock and bond
holdings for compliance with the 1978
resolution that also states the Univer-

sity will divest from companies that do
not "within a reasonable period of time
take reasonable steps" to implement
the measures outlined in the Sullivan
Principles.
Of those 42 countries, three have not
.signed the Sullivan Principles. Herbert
reported that each of those companies
hold only minority interests in their
South African subsidiaries and do not
have the authority to determine em-
ployment practices there.
Twenty-six of the remaining 39 com-
panies in which the University invests
part of its $120 million endowment
received satisfactory ratings from the
monitoring service, Arthur D. Little
Inc. Little is a private consulting firm
retained by Rev. Leon Sullivan-a
General Motors board member and
See 'U,' Page 10

The Michigan Daily

Ann Arbor, Michigan-Thursday, May 27, 1982

Ten Cents

Sixteen Pages

I

Judge allows
list linking
Kelly to victim

By GEORGE ADAMS
A list containing the names of several
Bursley Hall residents-including
murder victim Edward Siwik-which
was found in the room of accused killer
Leo Kelly, was submitted as evidence
yesterday in Kelly's trial.
Kelly, a 23-year-old former Univer-
sity student from Detroit, is charged
with the shooting deaths of Douglas
McGreaham, 21, of Caspian, and Siwik,
19, of Detroit, last April in their Bursley
hallway.
JURORS ALSO heard testimony
regarding several books found after the
shooting in Kelly's room and a note pad
containing information on various civil
rights activities. Experts testified that
the slug taken from Douglas
McGreaham's body was fired from a
shotgun which bore Kelly's fingerprin-
ts.
Defense attorney William Waterman
objected to admitting the list as eviden-
ce. "It merely shows names, I contend,
who the defendant met or knew on the
sixth floor of Bursley Hall," he said.
"We don't know who wrote it."
He added, "Because Mr. Siwik's
name is listed among those on the sheet
... I think it is probably one of the most
damaging and prejudicial items in this
trial."
SIWIK'S NAME was set off from the
rest on the list by a dark blue ink mark
made before the first letter of his name.
Also on the list was the name of Michael
Neumann, who testified Monday that he

saw Kelly throw a fire-bomb down the
hallway shortly before the shooting.
Washtenaw County Prosecuting At-
torney Brian Mackie defended the ad-
mission of the list, saying "We (the
prosecution) have to show
premeditation."
Admitted as evidence along with the
list was a note pad, also found in Kelly's
room after the shooting, on which was
written: "The Civil Rights Movement
1950 to 1964, Brown vs. Board of
Education, Topeka, Kansas. It's all
meaningless. This is it." The last two
sentences were underlined three times.
(Brown vs. Board of Education refers
to the Supreme Court's landmark
decision in 1954 regarding school
desegregation.)
ANN ARBOR Police Detective John
Atkinson, one of the principal in-
vestigators in the case, identified in
court several photographs taken of
books found during the search of
Kelly's room, including a U.S. Army
marksmanship guide, a Kung-Fu book,
a New Testament, and a book about
gunfighters of the Old West.
Waterman argued against admitting
the pictures, saying they would bias the
jury against his client. "The books give
the impression that my client is in-
volved in violent, aggressive
behavior," Waterman continued.
Commenting on the pictures
Washtenaw County Circuit Judge Ross
Campbell said, "There is nothing here I
See JUDGE, Page 2

Daily Photo by DEBORAH LEWIS
Frog day afternoon
Yesterday's rainfall is all this pond-loving creature needs to make its day a
wonderful one.

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