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Thursday, August 19, 1971


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B-52s hit
N. Viets
in DMZ
SAIGON (M0 - American B-
52 bombers hit North Vietnam-
ese positions in the demilitariz-
ed zone (DMZ) yesterday in
the biggest such raid this year.
The « North Vietnamese, how-
ever, continued to press ahead
in their drive against the south.
The attack came in eight
raids hitting in an arc around
the South Vietnamese fire bas-
es in the northern front which
have been hard pressed of late
from continual North Vietnam-
ese attacks.
Despite the heavy bombing,
however, attacks on the South
Vietnamese bases in the region
continued yesterday, and South
Vietnamese commanders p r e-
dicted even heavier attacks in
the next two weeks.
Intelligence reports cited a
recent buildup of North Viet-
* namese forces in the area, with
about 10,000 troops now alleg-
edly deployed immediately be-
low the DMZ. Further, an in-
crease in mortar and rocket
attacks from the' north is ex-
pected from the present 5 00
rounds per day to around 1,000.
It has been speculated that
the North Vietnamese may be
planning a major offensive to
coincide with South Vietnam's
National Assembly elections on
August 29 and presidential elec-
tions October 3.
Arabs meet
on federation
DAMASCUS, Syria (P) -
Egyptian, Libyan, and Syrian
leaders met yesterday to go over
the final draft of a constitution
designed to unite their countries
in the Federation of Arab Re-
publics on Sept. 1.
While yesterday's session was
largely ceremonial, matters of
* substance will be discussed to-
day and formal approval is ex-
pected tomorrow.
The idea of a federation was
first formulated in Tripoli, Libya
in 1969.
When the federation was for-
mally proclaimed on April 17 of
this year Sudan, originally in-
tended to be one of the mem-
bers, asked for more time due
to internal difficulties with its
Communist Party and a rebellion
in its southern portion.
Sudan is now expected to join
the federation early next year.
I 1

Rioting breaks
in Londonderry
after shootings
LONDONDERRY, Northern Island (M - After killing
two men yesterday, British troops stormed past barricades
in Londonderry's Bogside Catholic district, arresting two
opposition members of Northern Ireland's parliament.
One of the two was killed by army marksmen yester-
day following an early morning shoot-out, and the second
was shot after waving a pistol in the air at civil rights rally
15 miles away in Strabane,
Rioting broke out in the Bogside following the shoot-
ings, and the army moved into the area to remove 23
street barricades which the

ALABAMA GOV. George Wallace waves a copy of his executive
order blocking a federal court integration plan for Hobson City
and Oxford, Alabama. Wallace was met by a jeering crowd of
black youths when he arrived in Hobson City to sign the docu-
Wallace orders seek
to halt desegregation

By The Associated Press
Alabama Gov. George Wal-
lace prepared an executive or-
der yesterday to block a fed-
eral court school-pairing de-
cree, and proclaimed "freedom-
of-choice" for the schools in
the all-black communities of
Hobson City and nearby p r e-
dominantly white Oxford.
The order comes on the heels
of similar orders last week in
which Wallace defied federal
court desegregation orders.
The court's pairing decision,
handed down August 6, ordered
all pupils in the first t h r e e
grades of both communities to
attend the previously all-black
Calhoun County Training
school, and for those in grades
4 through 12 to attend pre-
dominantly white schools in
Wallace said yesterday he
was acting at the request of
the black mayor of Hobson
City, and the white mayor of
Oxford, and of parents and

school children of both com-
Despite claims that he w as
doing what the people wanted,
Rev. J. L. Stringerf of t he
Hobson City Citizens Advisory
Board was sharply critical of
the governor's action. Wallace,
Stringer charged, "is coming
here to perpetuate segregation."
Opposition to busing for ra-
cial balance was also expressed
yesterday by residents of San
Francisco's Chinatown district.
Some parents of the area have
threatened to boycott school
this fall if court-ordered bus-
ing plans are carried out.
The move is being taken,
they say, in an attempt to pre-
serve their Chinese cultural
The federal government it-
self took action against bus-
ing yesterday also. The Jus-
tice Department asked the Su-
preme Court to stay a desegre-
gation plan for Corpus Cristi,
Texas, which would require the
busing of 15,000 pupils.

Catholic residents had
Two opposition members of
parliament, John Hume, a Ca-
tholic and Ivor Cooper, a pro-
testant sympathetic to t h e
Catholic civil rights canse, were
arrested during the skirmish.
The two, accordingt the
army, had led a mob of 300
persons blocking the s t r e e ts
against army efforts to remove
the barricades.
In nearby Strabane mobs be-
gan building barricades a n d
fighting with troops following
a civil rights rally addressed by
civil rights leader and mem-
her of parliament Bernadette
Devlin called on the crowd
attending the rally to boycott
all businesses not in sympathy
with the Catholic civil rights
It was at this rally that one
of the two shootings which
sparked yesterday's Bogside
riots took place.
In London the Northern Ire-
land Civil Rights Association
announced a mass march to be
held in that city to protest al-
leged army brutality which it
said was turning "Belfast into
another My Lai".
Meanwhile Northern Ireland
Prime Minister Brian Faulkner
flew to England for crises talks
with British Prime Minister Ed-
ward Heath.

Air expctant
in Berlin as
talks resume
BERLIN (R) - The F o u r
Power talks on easing tensions
in Berlin reconvened for a se-
cond session yesterday amid
an air of expectency which in-
dicated a make or break point
may have been reached in the
17 month old dialogue.
In the meetings, ambassa-
dors from the U.S., England,
France and the Soviet Union
have been discussing means of
reducing the tensions created
by the division of Germany.
The major point of the meet-
ings seems to be the question
of access to Berlin from West
Germany. Discussion has cen-
tered on whether or not the
Russians will guarantee free-
dom of movement through
East Germany.
Historically, the Soviet gov-
ernment has refused to make
such guarantees, claiming the
matter was up to the discretion
of the East Germany govern-
American ambassador to the
talks Kenneth Rush said yes-
terday that he hopes for a set-
tlement in the near future.

Newsweek on "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song"
"A Van Peebles tour de force! 'Sweetback' is one of the most
effective metaphors of black degradation ever filmed. These
moments represent personal cinema at its best-one man,atell-
ing it like he sees it, his dream of liberation unadulterated
by studio pressures or commercial considerations!"
-Paul D. Zimmerman
N.Y. Times on "Sweet Sweetback's Boadasssss Song"
"Technically, the film dazzles, is a rough diamond glittering
an inquisitive light upon a people and what is, in fact, their
own business. Van Peebles employs the camera like a
surgeon!" --Clayton Riley
Gannett News on "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song"
"It is a frantic, powerful and subjective film. Your reaction
will depend upon your feelings about the issues but you
certainly will not be neutral and untouched by it!"
-Bernard Drew
Cue Magazine on "Sweet Sweetback's Baadasssss Song"
"I haven't had this electrifying a movie experience in a long
time. 'Sweetback' is certainly among the strongest portest
film I've ever seen! 'Sweetback,' which should kick up a hell
of a storm, is exciting, groundbreaking filmmaking, as strong
and certain in its art as in its like-itor-lump-it stance!"
William Wolf
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