Libya refuses to end oil ban,
By AP and Reuter October's wa
TRIPOLI, Libya - Libya will Libya reject
not reconsider its oil ban on the adhered to a
United States unless the U. S. in Kuwait.
changes its anti-Arab policy, the DECIDING
Libyan news agency Arna said go at a time
yesterday. on the Syrian
Commenting on a decision tak- ating was a t
en by seven Arab countries in "The Libya
Vienna Monday to lift the oil ban firms it will
on the U.S., imposed during last decision unle
G;as ration stani
under locK and
WASHINGTON (P) - With the until Preside
oil embargo off, the government mented, wou
is locking up 4.8 billion ration study will b
coupons printed at a cost of $12 mine what wi
million in hopes they'll never be huge batch
used. The Bureau
They may become collector's Printing bega
items one day. They may be de- pIons in late
stroyed. Or they may be locked won't be fin
up for several years. until t h e of the month
Ienrgy crisis eases. commercial b
MEANTIME, the government's supply.
biggest worry is security. The The 4.8-bill
coupons are being distributed to to run a r
various locations around t h e three months
country and kept under lock and
key. THE M
If any are pilfered, 'it im- volume Lx
mediately raises the problem c fWednesda
possible counterfeiting or an is edited and
inflated value for the coupon the University c
since the others are being kept 764-0562. Second
fficialsAnn Arbor, Mi
in storage, oficls said yeter- daily Tuesday t
day. during the Univ
James Conlon, director of the nard Street, Ann
Bureau of Engraving and Print- Subscrietion$rata
~pus areal; $11 1o
ing, said that "we have set up Ohio) $12 non-
pretty stringent security" ,o and foreign).
make sure none of the coupons Summerseas
is stolen. tion rates: $5.
ENERGY OFFICIALS, ordered area) $6.50 oc
by the White House to keep quiet Oi,; $7.00r
about the lifting of the embargo 'tates and forei
ar, the agency said
ed the decision and
an earlier one taken
against the embar-
when the situation
n front was deterior-
treason, it said.
'n Arab Republic af-
not reconsider its
ss the U. S. changesI
nt Nixon had com-
Ad only say that a
e ordered to deter-
'ill be done with the
au of Engraving and
,n printing the cou-
January. The job
ished until the end
h, Conlon said. Two
bank-note houses are
ut one-fifth of the
ion supply is enough
ration program for
s, he said.
XXXIV, Number 134
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its hostile policy towards the
Arabs," the agency said.
The government newspaper Al-
Fajr Al-Jadid, in a similar vein,
said the decision against the oil
ban was completely unjustified
and "all signs indicate that the
enemy is preparing for another
round to destroy Arab pride."
THERE WAS NO immediate
word from the Middle East whe-
ther oil had actually started
flowing to the United States fol-~
lowing Monday's decision.
In The Hague, a Dutch foreign
ministry spokesman said the
continuing embargo against the
Netherlands will hurt all of Eur-
ope because Rotterdam is an in-
ternational oil transit port and
an integral part of Europe's eco-
Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Abu
Dhabi, Bahrain, Egypt, Kuwait,
and Qatar agreed to end the ban
against the United States over
the opposition of Libya and Syr-
ia. Their action was taken in re-
cognition of Washington's efforts
in getting Israel to withdraw
from the Suez Canal and in hopes
that Secretary of State Henry
Kissinger would obtain a similar
Israeli withdrawal on the Syrian
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LIBYAN OIL MINISTER Ezzedin Mabruk leaves Monday's Arab oil minister's meeting. Libya and
Syria were the only two countries present refusing to lift their embargo against the U.S.
Food riots plagu
NEW DELHI,. (Reuter - At to Patna to make an on-the-spot
least 10 people, were killed and assessment.
31 injured as police opened fire Press reports said Mrs. Gandhi
again yesterday amid growing had told her cabinet she wanted
demonstrations in the eastern to avoid "another Gujarat" in
Indian state of Bihar, the Press Bihar.
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Sunday. 80 people died, most of them in
PTI REPORTED from Bihar's police shooting, but the demon-
capital, Patna, yesterday that strations against alleged political
disturbances intensified and corruption and food shortages
spread from the capital to outly- forced the dissolution of the Gu-
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whose ruling Congress Party are compounded by widespread
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Bihar, yesterday sent two senior efficient administration there.
cabinet members, Defense Minis- There were fears that the dis- _
ter Jagpivan Ram and Home As- turbances might spread to other
sessment Uma Shankar Dikshit, states as the country endured its
worst economic crisis since it
achieved independence m o r e
than a quarter-century ago.
Most of the deaths have oc-
curred during police shootings,
Official reports in Patna said
police had opened fire in at least
eight towns and an overnight
curfew had been imposed in at
least three - Patna, Bettiah and
Army units today patrolled the
curfew - bound streets of Patna.
The Students Joint Action Com-
mittee, a non-communist group
leading the demonstrations, has
called for a total strike on Satur-
day to protest against alleged
"police repression." In the pre-
sent situation this could lead to
more violence, observers feared.
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