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Page Ten THE MICHIGAN DAILY Thursday, August 11, 977
iolencemars royal VISit
of bricks and stones. Then troops moved in from three sides behind
screens of armored cars and sent out "snatch squads" of troopers
who grabbed ringleacers directing the rioters' bombardment.
The soldier- fired volley s of six-inch plastic butets from riot
guns and severat of the young demonstrators fell screaming to
the rubble-strewn giound. The army finally herded the crowd
back up the ltls Road, but IRA omunen later began sniping
at troops in the area.
A small bomb cxploded without warning on the niarchers
planned route '! mnmutes before the riot erupted. Two persons
were injured, police said. It was not kown who planted the bomb
THE MARCh was org.nied by ;ein Finn, the political front
of the outlawed iA, to protest the visit which they claim reaf-
firms British sovereignty over the disputed province. The IRA
and other Csathlti -want to unite Northern Ireland with the large-
ly Catholic Irish Republic in the south, but the north's majority
Protestants - one million stron - support continued British rule.
Two other bombs exploded in Londonderry, where another pro-
test march was held. Military headquarters -reported a car bomb
blew up outside an ary base in Cro-smaglen on the touchy bor-
der with the Inris Republic.
A spokesman said IRA gunmen shot up an army post in Lon-
donderry. No casialties were reported in Londonderry or Cross-
The visit fais between two of the most inflammatory dates on
the Northern Ireland calendar of hIfshed.
One is Aug. 9, sixth anniversary of the since-rescinded policy
of internment ut suspected IRA guerrillas without trial, a prac-
tice that led to some of the worst fighting. The other is Aug. 12, > e ,
the day of the annual parade through Londonderry that celebrates
the 1689 defeat of King James It's Catholic army in Northern
Ireland - traditionalty used to remind Catholics of Protestant
spreinacy in the prov-ince.
Masked bandit robs local
Speedway service station i

The Speedway gas station, at
906 N. Main, was robbed Tues-
day night by a man whose ap-
pearance was described by an
attendant as "just like in an
old Western."
The attendant, Allan Dale, 20,
was working alone in the sta-
tion when at about 9:20 p.m.,
a man ran into the station with
o faded white handkerchief tied
cowboy style around his face.
THE MAN jabbed a handgun
into Dale's back, ordered him
down behind the counter and
instructed him to remove all
the money from the cash reg-
isei. Dale did as he was asked.
The thief, however was not sat-
isfied with the $142 in the reg-
"le said tell me where the

money is. This gun is loaded,"'
Dale said, "and then he clicked
the gun."
Dale explained to him that
shortly before he had dropped
$100 into the station's floor
safe, and the manager had the
only key. He said it would be
impossible to get the money
out "unless he wanted to blow
up the whole building."
AT THAT point,satcustomer
puled into the station. The
thief held the gun at Dale's
head, and ordered him to go to
the door with him. Dale waved
to the customer, instructing
hiii to cometinside.
Dale said the thief then or-
dered both of them to the back
of the station, while "making
sure we don't look at him. He
kept asking me how can you
pug money in (the safe) without
opening it. Finally he just left."
man got away with the $142
from the register about $20
to- the customer, and $3
from Dale's wallet.
Dale described the man as
about 25 years old, five feet,
eight inches tall, with a me-
dium build,
Police have made no arrests
in the robbery yet.

AP Photo
BRITISH TROOPS face angry Irish marchers in the 'Falls' area here yesterday while Queen
Elizabeth was getting a joyous welcome at Hillsborough Castle some 20 miles away.
Local OWleaders announce
plans for pro-ERA w0alk-a-thon

(Continued from Page 1)
said Barbara Markana, a mem-
ber of NOW's Executive Board.
"There won't just be one group
marching. There will be house-
wives, young kids, students, all
demonstrating their support of
the ERA."
The Ann Arbor!/ Washtenaw
branch of NOW is also planning
a rally at Crisler Arena before
their walk-a-thon, with Mayor
Albert Wheeler of Ann Arbor
and Mayor David Goodman- of
Ypsilanti as speakers. Both are
members of NOW.
Another NOW strategy for
passing the ERA is to put eco-
nomic pressure on the unrati-
fied states, by persuading many
organizations to avoid conven-
tions in those states.
out of those states," Markana
said. "We won't have conven-
tions in that certain state with
the palm trees, and we might:
not even drink their orange
Karen Rice, Legislative Co-
ordinator, said passing the ERA
will take more than rallies and
marches. She said it is also
necessary to elect politicians
who support the ERA and who
will ivork for its passage.
In North*Carolina and Nevada
where the ERA was recently
defeated, Rice said they had
expected political support.
"WE THOUGHT they were
pro-ERA and they changed
their votes,". Rice said. - -

Concerning the close defeat of off Medicaid funds for alo)ris
the ERA in the Illinois House of Markana said she was g'all
Representatives in early June, disturbed.
Markana said NOW was work- "The Congress and th l'cs
ing on ways to urge its pissage dent are saying we .aan pa
in the future. women to have babies," sh
"There art all sorts of stra- said. "A fourteen-year-old cvil
tegies being plotted in Illinois has. to be forced to oe-sr
to get some people out of office child."
and others in," she said. Rice also rapped Pre: icr
WHEN ASKED about cutting Carter's stance on abortisn.
Ousted blacks burn
shacks in S Africa

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CAPE TOWN, South Africa P)
-Black squatters angered by
the government's razing of their
squalid shantytown on the out-
skirts of Cape Town set some
200 of the shacks ablaze yester-
day. A U.S. official's wife and
some other whites staged a
protest demonstration earlier in
the day.
Firemen tried to put out the
fires but were hampered by
strong w i n d s. A government
bulldozer demolished vacated
huts nearby.
AS DUSK fell, smoke still bil-
lowed across the Modderdam
camp, the first of three camps
to be razed, but the blaze was
under control.
Earlier, police fired teargas
to break up a crowd of hundreds
of blacks singing hymns in their
native Xhosa to protest the de-
. molition..of their .homes. About

100 whites-including Judy Wi
liams-wife of a U.S. consuli
official-joined in the prote
and vowed to form a hums
chain to block the bulldozer.
But most of them were go
by the time the bulldozer rt
turned and resumed its work.
OFFICIALS of the Bantu A
fairs Administration B oar
which deals with South Africa
blacks, said the blacks at
squatting illegally in the csti
and that a lack of water or 5an
tary conditions constitute heal.
Hundreds of displaced squn
ters sat sullenly on the roadsid
many wrapped in blankets, wa'
ing for transport to move the
few possessions, s t a c k ed
rough piles. Many had no Pl3
to go and faced another
night sleeping onlthe ground-

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