Wednesday, June 7, 1972
THE MICHIGAN DAILY
Wednesday, June 7, 1972 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Nine
by The Associated Press
FIDEL CASTRO is suffering from heart trouble, Polish
government sources reported yesterday shortly after he arrived
Castro left Cuba early last month for a grueling nine nation tour.
He was due to climax his trip with a two-week stay in the Soviet
Sources said that Castro's intensive program may have to be
THE AIR LINE PILOTS ASSOCIATION (ALPA) ordered its
members on 36 U.S. airlines yesterday to refuse to fly to nations
that provide sanctuary for air pirates. ALPA president John
O'Donnell called also on other American union leaders to arrange
for their members to withdraw service to all air and ground
carriers of such nations.
Cuba has consistently granted refuge to hijackers, but as there
is no regular U.S. airline service to Cuba the boycott would be
Some Arab states also have welcomed back nationals who com-
mitted air piracy in the name of attacks on Israel or on friends of
the Jewish state.
An ALPA spokesman said the new boycott is not retroactive -
it is in the form of warning to countries, including Algeria, that may
be considering granting sanctuary to hijackers.
SECRETARY OF DEFENSE Melvin Laird said yesterday he
could not support the U.S.-Soviet arms-limitations agreements if
Congress rejected funds for a new missile-firing submarine and
other U.S. offensive weapons.
"Without the support of the Congress for these offensive strategic
systems," Laird told newsmen, "we would place the security of the
United States and the safety of our people in jeopardy. And we would
be in a position where we could not look forward to success in fur-
Laird said, however, he would not urge President Nixon to with-
hold final approval of the Moscow agreements until Congress ap-
proves money for the new weapons.
THE FOOD AND Drug Administration (FDA) announced
yesterday it is removing the widely used food additive carrageenan
from the list of more than 60 additives generally recognized as
Tests have recently shown that if large amounts are used, the
additive causes birth defects in animals.
About four million pounds of the red seaweed extract are used
annually to emulsify, stabilize and thicken chocolate and evaporated
milk, ice cream, diet drinks, puddings, imitation desert toppings, and
The FDA said its laboratory findings of birth defects in animals
present no health hazard to humans in the small amounts they eat.
WED., JUNE 7
Lemonade and Cake for all
U.N. parley hits U.S. war acts
STOCKHOLM (P) -- The deeply disturbed that the Swed- on the agenda worked out over
United States was assailed at ish prime minister had intro- past months.
the U.N. environment confer- duced "what we regard as an The Southeast Asia conflict
ence yesterday by Swedish Pre- extraneous matter." was also raised by Tanzanian
mier Olof Palme for waging According to Bray, the Unit- Minister of Economy Chagula,
"ecological warfare" in Viet- ed States opposed discussion of who said the 12-day conference
nam. - the environmental effects of should discuss "the destruction
The Soviet-led boycott by American bombing and other of man in Indochina."
Eastern European nations of actions because they were not Chagula declared that other
the conference continued. The vital issues, including race dis-
boycott resulted when East Ger- crimination in South Africa,
many was refused voting mem- must be raised because "envi-
bership and offered instead ob- ronment and man's freedom are-
server status at the meeting, in inseparable."
a move backed by the U.S. "How can man develop and
Palme told delegates, "The protest his environment unless
immense destruction brought he is free?" he asked,
about by indiscriminate bomb- Expressing regret that Soviet
ing, by large-scale use of bull- bloc countries are boycotting
dozers and herbicides is an out-<. the U.N. gathering, Chagula
rage sometimes described as said, "It is a shame that not all
genocide which requires urgent nations are here because of an
international attention." outdated political formula."
He did not mention the Unit- U.S. Secretary of State Wil-
ed States by name, but his ref- liam Rogers in a statement is-
erence to U. S. tactics in Viet- sued here Monday regretted the
nam made it clear Washington Soviet absence for "political
was his target. reasons.
In Washington, State Depart--__ -__ - .
ment spokesman CharleseBray
said the United States was Premier Palme
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