By The Associated Press
At least 23 persons were reported dead and
thousands of others homeless yesterday in the
wake of Tropical Storm Agnes as it lashed the
In Pennsylvania, where high winds and seven
inches of rain caused five deaths, Governor
Milton Shapp declared a' state of "extreme
emergency." Highways were blocked, communi-
cations cut-off and thousands had to be evacu-
ated from their homes in the battered state.
Washington D.C. and its metropolitan area
were hard hit by the storm as well.
The U.S. Weather Service said yesterday, the
Potomac River will crest at 16 feet-six feet
above flood stage and the highest the river has
been since 1942.
Just outside the capital in Prince William
County, Virginia, flood and raid damage was
"This is a terrible situation. I've never seen
anything like it," a county official said. "Cars
have been washed off the roads with people in
Weather Service forecasts predicted Virginia's
James River will rage 20 feet above flood level
before the storm is over.
Virginia officials have called for amphibious
military vehicles to evacuate stranded motorists
on Interstates 95 and 66 after heavy trucks sent
out earlier were unable to reach them.
In New York City, weeks of heavy rain and
flooding have caused the Small Business Ad-
ministration to declare four counties in the
vicinity disaster areas.
Flash flood warnings remained in effect for
most of the state as well as north central and
As the hurricane moved north, it left in its
path a trail of destruction throughout the South.
The worst damage appeared to have been in
North Carolina where raging waters threatened
to burst a dam near Burnsville.
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Twelve Pages THE CITY MARINA? No. This mess used to be a trailer park in
Salem, Va. before Agnes struck. Flood waters from the swollen
... Roanoke rushed into the park leaving trailer owners adrift.
Biggest raids of
war hit N.
JOAN BAEZ talks about yesterday's "Ring Around Congress"
demonstration in Washington D.C.
By LINDA DREEBEN, Daily Washington Reporter
and DIANE LEVICK
While several thousand women and children encircled the
capitol building in Washington, D.C. yesterday to protest the Indo-
chinese war, about 32 women and children demonstrated locally
outside the office of Rep. Marvin Esch (R-Ann Arbor).
Chilly winds and gray, threatening skies prevented a larger
local turnout. However, the protesters-including a young mother
with her 18-month-old baby-braved the weather to deliver anti-
war messages to their congressman's office.
Organized by the Interfaith Council For Peace (ICP), demon-
strators peacefully formed a semi-circle around the adjacent street
corner and sang "Kumbaya," accompanied by a girl on guitar.
Just before noon, they left messages inside Esch's office call-
ing on him to lobby vigorously for the end-the-war bill he intro-
duced June 7.
The bill, now in House committee, would cut off funds for the
Indochina war by Sept. 1, providing' that arrangements have been
set for the release of prisoners of war and an accounting has been
made for men missing in action.
Children too young to write their own messages drew pic-
tures for Esch, who was, as expected, out of town.
A message to Esch from ICP head Barbara Fuller read, "En-
closed is a picture of Vietnamese children running down Highway
1, screaming with pain from the napalm that is burning them.
"If this is what happens to our friends in this awful war, what
horrors must we be creating for our "enemies"-men, women and
One demonstrator said, "I'm here because I couldn't make it to
See WOMEN, Page 9
SAIGON A') - E v e r y
available B52 in Vietnam
was mustered into a mas-
sive raid aimed at blunting
an imminent North Vietna-
mese attack on Hue yester-
In the raids, the heaviest of
the entire war, over 4 million
pounds of bombs were dropped
on sup -cted North Vietnamese
troop positions in communist-
h Id Quang Tri Province.
The North Vietnamese push
a,,.ainst Hue - staged from
Quang Tri in the north and the
A Shau Valley in the west - is
the biggest communist move in
over a month, according to ob-
Gen. Abrams ordered every
scheduled B52 air raid cancelled
in order to direct the full force
of the planes against the im-
The North Vietnamese south-
ward thrust came inuresponse
to an invasion of Quang Tri
Province by South Vietnamese
troops. The South Vietnamese
were thrown back but the com-
munist drive has been tempor-
arily halted by the massive U.S.
Whether the communists will
attempt to take Hue remains
unclear. "Obviously there was a
lot of activity," said one U.S.
South Vietnamese paratroop-
ers holding the line southwest of
Highway 1 claimed 100 North
Vietnamese were killed, and of-
ficers said North Vietnamese
armored vehicles were knocked
out in fiehting on both sides of
the My Chanh River.
On the western flank of Hue,
South Vietnamese infantrymen
battled North Vietnamese troops
for seven hours. near Firebase
King, 12 miles southwest of the
city. With the help of air and
artillery strikes. 75 North Viet-
namese troops were killed and
21 weapons captured, the Sai-
gon command claimed.
TWO VIETNAMESE poke around in the rubble of An Loc. look-
ing for something to eat or something to sell.
LONDON (/P) - Militants of reciprocal response is forthcom-
the Irish Republican Army (I- ing from the armed forces of
RA) and the British _ govern- the British crown."
ment have agreed on a cease- -In London, British minister
fire in Northern Ireland after for Northern Ireland, William
nearly four years of bitter con- Whitelaw, told the House of
flict that has cost 375 lives. Commons: "If offensive oper-
But the promise of peace in ations by the IRA in Northern
the province was immediately Ireland cease on Monday night,
clouded by rumblings of dis- Her Majesty's forces will ob-
content among leaders of the viously reciprocate."
Protestant majority, suspicious -In Dublin a second IRA
of IRA motives. statement said the movement
There were these develop- took Whitelaw's response "as an
ments yesterday in the three- acceptance of a bilateral sus-
way struggle involving the ul- pension of off nsive operations"
tra-nationalist Provisional wing to begin midnight Monday.
of the IRA under Roman Cath- -In Belfast and elsewhere
olic leadership, the British gov- Protestant groups displayed un-
ernment and the Protestant easiness some asserting that the
community: British and IRA had secretly
-In Dublin the Provisionals negotiated a deal.
announced: "The IRA will sus- The extreme right-wing Van-
pend offensive operations as guard Movement, for instance,
from midnight, Monday, June warned it would not "sit back
26, 1972, provided that a public See IRA, Page 9