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TuesdayJuly 19, 1977

Page.TwoTHEM.CHIGAN DALYT .eda.Ju ,9 lr


Civil war r
NAIROBI, Kenya 011- Ethio- involved in a series of bitter
pian government formes are re- clashes near Ethiopia's vital rail
ported under attack from two city of Dire Dawe, they said. 1
sides. One rebel group claimed DIRE DAWE is of vital impor-
its troops attacked the capital tance to Ethiopia because it
and main port of Eritrea pro- railroad linking Ad-
vince in the north while diplo- dsA with the Red Seat
matic s o u r c e s said another port of Djibouti. Sixty per cent;
group had assaulted an impor- of the nation's exports and im-
tant rail head in the east. ports travel the rail line.
-The classes in the east were Diplomatic sources said theI
between the secessionist West- ' fighting apparently erupted lastt
ern Somali Liberation Front Thursday and continued for two
(WStF) and Ethiopian troops, or three days. It was reportedlyt
diplomatic sources in the Ethio- far, greater in intensity than pre-
pian capital of Addis Ababa said vious skirmishes in the area but
yesterday. The two forces were full details were not immediate-
ly available, the sources said. t
AUGUST GRADS: Somali-backed guerrillas claimt
DEADLINE FOR ORDERING" ocnrl6 per cent of the1
A CAPLAND GOWN IS Ogaden region, a bleak and hot
FRI., JULY 22, '77 semi-desert region which ac-
$2 Late Charge for Gowns counts for almost one-third ofs
Ordered After Deadline Ethiopia's territory. It is in-
AVAILABLE ONLY AT THE habited almost entirely by no-I
U-CELLAR mads of Somali ethnic origin
and Somalia has claimed thed
ithe Basement o thregion since independence from ij
Michman Union British and Italian rule in 1960.1
A Pu
If Red Cross hadn't trained young
Lars Alecksen in lifesaving tech-
niques,last summer Adam Gauthier
just might have ended up one
more drowning statistic. (Adam's
alive and well today, thank you, and
in the first grade in Manitowoc,
Wisconsin.) We're not asking
for medals (Lars is the one who
deserves those). But we do need
your continued support. Help us.
Because the things we
do really help. In your own
neighborhood. And across
America. And the world

ages in Ethiopia
A SPOKESPERSON in Rome units. have drifted increasingly toward
for rebels fighting for the inde- Ethiopia has mounted a force the Soviet Union.
pendence of the northern pro- of as many as 200,000 peasant The current Ethiopian leader
vince of Eritrea said the guer- militia to bolster its 50,000-man Col. Mariam Haile Mengistu
rillas launched assaults three army. Half of the army, is en- has expelled most of the Ameri-
days ago on the provincial capi- gaged in Eritrea, with other can military and diplomatic
tpl of Asmara and the principal areas of conflict involving bor- community from Ethiopia and
port city of Massawa on the Red der areas with Somalia. turned to the Soviet Union for
Sea. military and economic aid. Eri-
The rebels freed t,000 political Ethiopia was for 25 years the trea was incorporated by Ethio-
prisoners from a prison camp staunchest African ally of the pia under the Selassie regime in
inside Asmara, said Amde Mi- United States. Following the fall 1962, and rebels have been fight-
chael, spokesman for-the Eri- of Emperor Haile Selassie in ing for its independence ever
trean People's Liberation Front 1974, the new military leaders since.

Asmara and Massawa are
among the few cities reported
left in the, hands of Ethiopian
troops after battlefield victories
by the EPLF and the Eritrean
Liberation Front.
"ATTACKS ON Massawa are
still going on," Amde said. "It
is being shelled by heavy artil-
He said there are about 8,000
defenders in Asmara and 4,000
n Massawa, ncluding regular
Ethiopian troos -and militia

Security Council votes to
let Vietnam in the U.N.

Security Council r
agreed yesterday that
should be admitted
membership, denied it

iblic Service ofthis newspaper& The Advertising Council'

.Y. ()- years because of a U.S. veto
members now lifted.
Vietnam An admissions c o m m i t t e e
to U.N. made up of all 15 council mem-
for two bers recommended that Vietnam
be accepted into the world or-
Well-placed sources said there
was agreement in principle that
the council, scheduled to meet
again today, should adopt the
resolution without a vote, in a
so-called consensus.
THAT WOULD enable the
council to appear unanimous in
favor of Vietnam without oblig-
ing the United States to make a
choice between casting a favor-
able vote or abstaining.
With the council's recommen-
dation expected today, the Gen-
eral Assembly would be able to
admit Vietnam when it convenes
next Sept. 20. Djibouti, already
recommended, is in line for ad-
mission at the same time.
The United States dropped its
opposition to Vietnam member-
ship at a Paris meeting last May
when it was announced that
Vietnam was trying to account
for Americans missing in action
in the war.
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Tuesday, July 19, 1977
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