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Wednesday & Thursday March 10th & 11 th
Department of Speech-Student Laboratory Theatre
ARENA THEATRE, Frieze Building
4:10 p.m. or earlier if Theatre is filled

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NEWS PHONE: 764-0552

Tuesday, March 9, 1971


Page Three


By The Associated Press
THE SUPREME COURT ruled yesterday that job tests which
screen out blacks without realistically measuring their qualifica-
tions for the job are unconstitutional.
The unanimous decision ruled out such things as general intelligence
tests and educational requirements which cannot be directly related to
the job in question.
The ruling came in the appeal of 13 black employes of a power
station at Draper, N.C., who said such requirements kept them from
advancing to jobs held by whites.
* * *
CONGRESSIONAL LEADERS announced yesterday a $100,000
reward for information leading to the arrest and conviction of the
person or persons responsible for the bombing of the Senate wing of
the Capitol one week ago.
A statement issued by the Congressmen said "the money has been
made available by private sources," and emphasized that "sources of
information will be regarded as completely confidential."
Among those who signed the statement were Senate Republican
leader Hugh Scott, Senate Democratic leader Mike Mansfield and Rep.
Gerald Ford, (R-Mich.).
SEN. WILLIAM PROXMIRE, (D-Wis.), told state legislators
yesterday Congress is not likely to stop the supersonic transport
and that the task of opposing it may fall to the states.
Proxmire, an opponent of the SST, said well-financed industry
lobbying, more vigorous administration support and the reported back-
ing of AFL-CIO President George Meany may shift the balance of power
in Congress to proponents of the plane.
"The chances for defeating the SST in Congress are at best
50-50," he told six state legislators working to ban the plane from
their states. "What has happened is that the opposition is organized
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Medina to face
ai charge
ATLANTA, Ga. (M - Military sources reported yesterday
that Capt. Ernest Medina has been ordered court-martialed
in connection with the assault on My Lai three years ago.
The Army had been considering for two months whether
to bring Medina to court-martial.
He is charged with three specifications of premediated
murder and two specifications of assault with a dangerous
Medina could face the death penalty, the Army said in
announcing that the charges will be referred as a capital
case. No trial date was set.
The 34-year-old Medina commanded a company from
the American division which




-Associated Press
B~ritish demonstraition
A group of the British Young Liberals wear mock Ku Klux Klan
robes in London Sunday as they protest a government-sponsored
immigration bill which they term "blatantly racialist."
ySyrian leader calls
on Arabs to mobilize
By The Associat-ed Press


Ls ye r as Lffy were ast yed.
Syria's strong man, Lt. Gen. Hafez Assad, called on the Arab world
yesterday to mobilize for a "war of liberation" against Israel.
A BOMB THREAT closed the State Office Building in Columbus, Hours after he issued the call, Israeli sources ig Tiberias said a
Ohio yesterday after an estimated 800 black demonstrators protest- volley of rockets fired from Jordan struck an Israeli settlement in the
ing allegedly racist school policies temporarily took over educa- Beisan Valley shattering a four-month halt to the shooting across the
tion department offices in the building. Jordan River. But the sources added that the rockets apparently were
The demonstrators issued five complaints including charges of ra- fired by Palestinian guerrillas. No casualties were reported.
cism in the schools, charges of unfair punishment of black students, Hafez addressed a mass rally in Damascus as guerrilla leaders and
and a demand for black administrators in predominately black schools.: Arab newspapers throughout the Middle East expressed jubilation over
The protest ended after demonstrators were assured by city and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat's decision not to extend the cease-fire
state officials that a review of the complaints would be made. with Israel. It expired at midnight Sunday.
-- -------- - - "The only way 'left open for the
Arabs to recover their occupied
7-WEEK STRIKE ENDS land is that of armed combat," As-
sad told cheering thousands in the
Syrian capital.
British mailmen return to work :Wthyunlimited political, mili
. 1 ' T tary economic backing from
the United States, Israel is seeking
LONDON (Y') - British postmen went back to of mail on hand when the strike started Jan. 20. to dictate surrender on the Arab
their rounds yesterday after a seven-week strike Post Office officials maintained an international countries under the pretext of
that left 71 million pieces of mail and parcels un- embargo on 60 million pieces of mail piled up peace," Assad declared.
delivered, abroad. Assad said the United States is
The workers went back without any pay increase The entire recovery operation was complicated "asdeadly an enemy of the Arabs
on basic wages of $36 to $65 a week. Now they by Britain's new decimal currency and by higher as Israel."
are at the mercy of a three-man commission which postal charges-both of which went into effect by Although he had steered Syria
will conduct a public inquiry later this week. prior schedule during the strike itself. into a close alliance with Egypt,
The workers demanded a 15 per cent pay increase;Asdhsbecrtalo dt'
Tndcurktrs 13mande1 per cent.The t Ofincereds 8 While pleading with the public to mail only neces- peace moves.
per cent and bettered that to 9 per cent tied to sary letters for a few days, the Post Office had Assad vowed that he would not
inrea d dtty, workers begin ripping seals off mail boxes. "tolerate any attempt to liquidate
incrasedprodctivty.the guerrilla movement.''
Despite scattered rebellion, the Post Office re- The sudden finish to the postal strike was a vic- "The Palestinian commandos will
ported "a general return to work by postal and tory foi' the Conservative government, which has remain among the major armed
counter staff in all parts of the country." been battling inflation by demanding a 10 per cent forces of the Arabs in the coming
While the returnees were sorting 11 million pieces ceiling on wage increases. liberation battle," he said.

assaulted the tiny Vietnamese
village during an infantry op-
A platoon leader in the com-
pany, Lt. William Calley, is on
trial at Fort Benning, Ga., ac-
cused of the murder of 102 Viet-
namese civilians.
In his testimony, Calley h a s
claimed that Medina five times
ordered him to kill civilians.
To be tried in addition to Me-
dina and Calley are Capt. Eugene
Kotouc, charged with maiming
and assault during interrogation
of a Vietnamese, and Col. Oran
Henderson who is accused of con-
cealing the alleged murders.
At Ft. McPherson, Ga., Medina
denied the charges.
"I am innocent of the charges
against me," he said. "I am sur-
prised and dismayed that the Ar-
my has taken this action. My trust
in the military has caused me to
consistently resort to proper mili-
tary channels in seeking justice."
Of the 25 officers and men orig-
inally charged either with com-
mitting crimes at My Lai or cov-
ering up the tradegy, only four
face court-martial. The others
have either been acquitted of the
charges or have had them dis-
missed by Army investigators.
Meanwhile in the Calley trial,
an ex-GI testified yesterday that
the defendant took part in the
slaying of an unarmed Vietna-
mese farmer some weeks before
My Lai.
The ex-soldier, Bill Carney, said
that the Vietnamese rice farmer
was thrown into a well and shot-
either by Calley or one of his men.
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ANKARA, Turkeyd (P)-- Four
.U.S. airmen were freed unharmed"
last night after nearly six days
in the hands of leftist kidnappers.
The airmen walked into their
billets in Ankara just before mid-
The kidnapers, members of the
Turkish people's Liberation Army,
h a d demanded $400,000 ransom,
threatening to put the Americans
in front of a revolutionary firing
squad if it was not paid by Sat-
urday morning.
U.S. Ambassador William Hand-
ley issued a statement on the re-
lease, saying, "I am happy that
reason has prevailed and that a
senseless tragedy has been avert-
The airmen were captured by
five armed Turks on Thursday as
they left t h e radar-communica-
tions base where they worked out-
side 'Ankara.
State Department officials in
Washington h a d virtually ,ruled
out payment of ransom. Infor-
mants said they felt yielding to
ransom demands would encourage
other kidnapings.
A Turkish government spokes-
man said 2,000 police and militia-
men searching Ankara before the
release Monday worked on th e
theory that the kidnapers were
university students or graduates of
middle-class background. T h e y
were assumed to be hiding with
friends,. who sympathized with
their extreme leftist views.
Authorities shifted the hunt to
the city's upper-class residential
districts after searchers w h o
combed a local university campus
found illegal arms and ammuni-
tion but no sign of the kidnapers.

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Taming of the Shrew
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