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Friday, August 13, 1971

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Friday, August 13, 1971 THE MICHIGAN DAILY Page Seven

news briefs
By The Associated Presa

I

Wallace asks Nixon's aid against
busing as it faces new problems

SYRIA BROKE RELATIONS with its Arab neighbor Jordan
yesterday after charging King Hussein's Bedonin army had at-
tacked Its territory.
Syria's official Radio Damascus claimed that Jordanian tanks
and armored cars opened fire on the town of Der's, just across the
border from Jordan, but that the attack was driven hack with the
loss of four Jordanian tanks and no Syrian casualties.
Much of the trouble between the two countries has involved
Palestinian guerrillas, whose anti-Israeli efforts Syria has supported,
while Jordan has used force in keep them under control.
There have heen frequent reports of Jordanian counterfire into
Syria following hit-and-run attacks into Jordan hy guerrillas oper-
ating from Syria.
A FEDERAL COURT ORDEK to integrate Pontiac's public
schools with a massive busing plan was signed Wednesday by U.S.
District Judge Damon Keith.
Under the plan, shout one-third of the school system's 23,000 stu-
dents will be bused to schools outside their neighborhoods when school
opens next month, costing some $719,000 to put into effect, according
to school officials.
The school board has announced that it will appeal the ruling,
which was in response in a suit filed by the National Association for
Sthe Advancement of Colored People.
NORTH VIETNAMESE forces opened a series of attacks along
the demilitarized zone between North and South Vietnam yesterday,
only six days after the last majior U.S. ground unit pulled out of
the region,
A Saigon command spokesman termed the fighting in that re-
Sgion the "heaviest since the end of June," but said that it was too
early to say whether the attacks marked the beginning of a new
North Vietnamese offensive.
THE ST. LOUIS POST-DISPATCH said yesterday that several
high-ranking executives of International Telephone & Telegraph
Corp. sold ITT stork shortly before the government imposed an
antitrust settlement on the company that sharply lowered the
value of the stock.
The company denied as "baseless and without foundation" the
newspaper's report that the executives "were able to avoid per-
sonal losses of about $50,500 by selling their holdings to buyers who
were unaware that the Department of Justice was about to force
ITT to get rid of $1 billion in assets."
Regulation of the Securities and Exchange Commission and the
New York exchange forbid corporate executives from buying or
selling stock on the basis of information not known generally by the
public.
POLITICAL LIQUIDATIONS and forced labor camps in the
People's Republic of China have taken the lives of more than 30
million people, a study published yesterday by the Senate Internal
SSecurity subcommittee claims.
Rid chard Walker, sdirector oftheroiInstitutea for International
covering 50 years of the Chinese Communist movement, credited
the Chinese Communist leaders with having achieved remarkable
progress in some areas, but said the cost has been "too high for
the conscience of the world to absolve its perpetratois.
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MONTGOMERY, Ala. (A') --
Challenging the Nixon admin-
istration to back up the Presi-
dent's stand against school bus-
ing, Gov. George Wallace or-
dered the transfer yesterday of
a white pupil who has been as-
signed to a predominantly black
school 22 miles from her home.
Wallace's action came one
day after he sent a telegram
to President Nixon calling on
him in back up his antibusing
statements by asking the federal
courts to change their recent
rulings and make busing unlaw-
ful when used tn achieve inte-
gration.
The governor promised also to
"take some action," in pre-
vent a predominantly bla ck
school at Hobson City from be-
ing Integrated with a predom-
inantly white school at Oxford
destroy the Bobson City school.
The governor said the plan
will destroy Hobson City's
school band and its football
team. Re said black officials in
that community and w h i e
school authorities at Oxford
Re sad the wil .have further
announcements, perhaps Friday,
involving other schools. He
hinted strongly he will d i r e c
local school boards at that time
to reopen "one or two" schools
already closed by federal court
decree to speed integration.
gWallac said sevral eeks
of the more than 140 all-black
schools ordered closed by t h e
courts, but he has not discloscd
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how many or where they are.
At a hurriedly summoned news
conference, the governor made
public a letter to the Jeffer-
son County - Birmingham -
School Board and Snpt. J. Re-
via Ball ordering the reassign-
ment of a high school pupil,
Pamela Davis, in a school near-
er her home-.
Wednesday, the President's
press secretary, Ronald Ziegler,
said Nixon already had instruct-
ed federal authorities in seek
integration without busing
wherever possible. Ziegler said
those who disregard the Presi-
dent's policies may 10 5 e their
jobs.
Meanwhile, Nixon's announce-
ment last week that he want-
ed none of the $1.5 billion in
proposed emergency desegrega-
tion funds for the coming school
yea edn be spet on busingr has
lem for some Southern s c h o 01l'
district facing court orders to

bus large numbers of pupils
this fall.
Some of the school districts
say that, despite the cutoff, they
will ask the Department of
Health, Education and Welfare
for emergency school desegre-
gation funds to buy the neces-
sary buses.
And BEW says there is a pos-
sibility that some of the most
hard-pressed districts will b a
able tn get a small amount of
money for busing under a fund-
tug arrangement unaffected by
Nixon's order.
Others have decided to pay
for the buses themselves an d
seek emergency desegregation
fuds for other programs which
they might otherwise under-
write with booal dollars.
Still others are reluctantly
considering an increase In
school taxes in pay for the bus-
Some say they have no Idea
where they'll get the money.

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