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Vol. LXXXI, No. 44-S Ann Arbor, Michigan-Tuesday, July 13, 1971 Ten Cents Eight Pages
omen'arley tesh7e2polls
By LYNN WEINER sexism, racism, violence and poverty, at the
specil'ro The Daily press conterence yesterday.
WASHINGTON - Calling ftr greater par- "All of these are women' issues," Abzug
ticipation by the "silenced majority" in the said, "women are going to. take control ot
affairs of the nation, the National Women's their own lives by taking political power."
Political Caucus (NWPC) yesterday called for Abzug had stressed the grassroots nature of
the election of more women to political of- the movement Saturday, stating, "it is not
fie. my purpose to replace or supplement a white
The resolution was one of several major goals male middle class elite with a white female
announced at a news conference at the close middle class elite."
of the three-day organizational convention of The women resolved to adopt guidelines to
the non-partisan group, which attracted to "reach out to every woman who has exper-
Washington over 300 representatives of women ienced the ridicule or hostility reserved by
from a wide range of social, political and this country - and often by its political lead-
economic backgrounds. ers - for women who dare to express the -Associated Press
Rep. Bella Abzug, (D-N.Y.), issued the hopes and ambitions that are natural to every CAUCUS MEMBERS at yesterday's news conference, left to
group's 20 point program of candidate issue human being." right: Gloria Steinem, Bella Abzug, Shirley Chisholm
guidelines emphasizing feminist concerns with See WOMEN, Page 6 and Betty Friedan.

KING HASSAN II OF MOROCCO (left) arrives with his friend, King Huessein of Jordan (right) at Allal
Ben Abdala cemetery in Rabat for the funeral ceremonies for those slain in the abortive coup attempt
-World Bank report portrays
bleak picture of E. Pakistan

rebel chiefs
In Morocco
FromF ire Service Reports
RABAT, Morocco-Three generals and several other
officers accused of plotting the unsuccessful overthrow of
King Hassan II underwent a night of intense interroga-
tion, then were executed by firing squad at sunrise yester-
day, official Moroccan sources reported.
The three, comanding a force of close to 2,000 soldiers,
had attempted to oust the King from power Saturday,
attacking the Shirat palace during Hussan's forty-second
birthday party.
Sporadic firing was still heard
in the Moroccan capital of Ra-
bat early yesterday, and a few
isolated snipers were believed
holding out in some downtown
areas. The rest of the country
was reported relatively calm.
Even as the executions were will
being carried out, Libya's na-
tionalistic regime, which sup-
ported the anti-Hassan coup in NEW YORK (AP)-NBC report-
its early hours on Saturday, call- ed from Washington last night
ed anew for the 42-year-old that David K.E. Bruce will be
king's overthrow by Moroccan replaced within a matter of days
officers not under arrest, as President Nixon's representa-
On Saturday afternoon, while tive at the Paris peace talks.
King Hassan and some 1,000 The network said the job would
guests at his men-only birthday go to William Porter, presently
party were temporarily the pris- ambassador to South Korea.
oners of rebel troops, Tripoli Richard Valeriani, NBC State
radio and Libyan bombers and
parachutists were standing by Department correspondent, said
parahutstswerestadin by health would be given as the
to move into action in support
of the rebels.
Diplomatic sources said Liby-
an leader Muammar Kadafi at
about the same moment tele-
phoned President Houari Bou- r
medienne of Algeria to urge him
to intervene with Algerian
forces. The sources said Bou-
medienne angrily rejected the
suggestion and immediately an-
nounced his full support for 'ยง
After the coup collapsed, Has-
san placed the entire Libyan
Embassy staff under house ar-
rest pending their expulsion. The
government newspaper La De-
peche said Libya and Morocco f
were virtually "in a state of
war," ai rc
Libya's overt support of the David Bruce
rebels has conflicted sharply ostensible reason for Bruce's
with the position of many other retirement but that diplomatic
Arab states which have express- sources believed the administra-
ed solidarity with the King. tion was dissatisfsed that the
Egypt, Jordan, Algeria, and. long time careerdiplomat had
Tunisia have all sent messages not established good workin re-
al support to Bassan. lations with the Communist side
This conflict has presented in the Vietnam talks,
special difficulties in relations~
between Libya and Egypt, which *The network noted that the
are presently in the process at report of Bruce's recall circu-
arepreenly n te rocss-of lated in Washington within
federating with Syria. hours after Bruce had conferred
Diplomatic sources suggested in Paris with Nixon's foreign af-
See MOROCCAN, Page 2 fairs advisor, Henry Kissinger.

Bank mission in a secret report
paints a picture of East Paki-
stanis living in terror of Presi-
dent Yahya Kahn's army and
stalked by the specter of starva-
The report, circulated to mem-
bers of the bank's directorate
and their alternates, was made
available to The Associated Press
by qualified authorities,
"As it saw the situation at the
time of its visit - the first half
of June - the obstacles in the
way of normalization appeared
overwhelming," the mission said
in its, report.
In particular it cited near-de-
struction of East Pakistan's
transportation system, failure of
local administrators to grasp the
complex problems of economic
recovery and an "all-pervasive
fear" which was said to be "the
major inhibiting factor"
Projecting a situation loaded
with chaos and instability, the
World Bank mission listed four
main results of the conflict:
"The first is the general de-
struction of property in cities.
towns and villages. This was in-

flicted in small part-and selec-
tively - by the insurgents dur-
ing the period in which they re-
mained in control of certain areas
but was largely the result of mili-
tary activity in the major cities
and towns and along the major
road arteries between them.
"The second is the major dam-
age to the transport and com-
munications networks inflicted by
the insurgents during the early
days of the conflict.
"The third is the loss of ves-
sels and vehicles to the econ-
"The fourth is the general at-
mosphere of fear and uncertain-
ty which persists as peace has
not yet returned to the province,"
This represented the first au-
thoritative assessment of con-
ditions inside East Pakistan by a
group of independent, neutral out-
Yet, striving hard to make no
political judgment the mission
stressed that any return toward'
normality will hinge on the re-
moval of what it called "two
formidable constraints:"

-The general sense of fear
and lack of confidence on the part
of most of the population." This
has been expressed by a failure,
or refusal of workers and civil
servants to report for duty.
As a result, in some areas
commerce, industry, agriculture
and administration appear to be
breaking down. And only negative
incentives seem likely to re-
verse the flight of fearful towns-
folk into the rural areas. In this
context the report cited the dan-
ger that " a general failure to
solve the food problem, resulting
in widespread starvation" might
force people back into the towns
and cities in droves.
-The complete dislocation of
the communications system."
This has been manifested by an
almost total standstill of people
and of goods except inside the
towns. "So long as it continues
this situation will exert a strong
negative effect upon all efforts
to revive the economy and to
meet the basic needs of the pop-
ulation, including in particular,
their food requirements," the re-
port said.

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