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   Middlesboro Daily News (Newspaper) - March 18, 1977, Middlesboro, Kentucky                             Weather Occasional showers and thunderstorms, possibly becoming heavy al limes today. Temperatures in the Decreasing cloudiness and cooler tonight, lows in the mill ads. Mostly sunny and cool Saturday with highs in the low (o mid 50s. VOL. 64 NO. 302 Sugar Finns Accused Of Price Fixing PHILADELPHIA (DPI) The Philadelphia School Dis- trict, on behalf of school districts in 25 states, has filed an antitrust suit claiming 13 of the nation's sugar firms con- spired to fix prices. The suit, filed Thursday, asked the U.S. District Court to enjoin the cane and sugar beet firms from continuing a con- spiracy allegedlybegunprior to 1970. It sought unspecified treble damages from the defendants on grounds they combined und conspired to fix and stabilize sugar prices In violation of the Sherman Antitrust Act. The suit named as defendants seven New York City-based firms: Amslar Borden Inc., North American Sugar Indus- tries, Colonial Sugars, Industri- al Sugars Inc., Sucrest Corp., and Sugar Refinery of Palm Beach, Inc. Other defendants were C.P.C. Inc., of Englewood ClUfs, N.J.; Glade County Sugar Grower Cooperative Association, Moorehaven, Flu.; National Home Products Corp., of Buffalo; Savannah Food and Industries Inc., Savannah, Ga. The Home Daily of the Cumberlands Cot-.liy1-' .977 Kc-iKkT MIDDLESBORO, KENTUCKY FRIDAY MARCH 1 8, 1 977 15 Cents Carter Stresses 'Human Rights' During UN Talk Store Opens on Cumberland Avenue Mlddlesb wo Mayor Troy Welch cuts the ribbon at the French and Slusher Shoe Store opened recently on Cumberland Avenue. Pictured with the mayor are Jim Slusher, left, and Kulh French, owners of the Shoe Store. Also pictured la Mike Jackson, salesman. The store will be open from 9a.m. to p.m., Monday through Saturday and from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Friday. They offer such brands as Mils America for women and Florshehn and Freeman for men. They also carry Hush- puppy Shoes for children. Kentucky Considers Canadian Trade Mission FRANKFORT. Ky. (UPI) Kentucky has made trade missions to places like New York, Belgium and Los An- geles, and the next push may be toward Canada according lo state officials. Kentucky Commerce Com- miss ioner Terry Me Brayer said no firm trips have been planned at this time, but he envisioned liis department making inqui- ries about attracting new business and commercial ven- tures from Canada in the coming year. We don't have any (hi ng f i rm yet, but we're heading toward that McBrayer said. In addition, McBrayer said in an interview he was interested inincreasingKentucky's efforts to lure industries from the Middle East. "1 think the efforts we have made thus far have shown there is a desire on the parts of other countries to locate in the South, particularly in Ken- McBrayer said. "1 Zaire Invaded by Man Force from Angola KINSHASA. Zaire (UPI) Government officials said today a invasion force from Angola has driven to the outskirts of Kolwezi in the heart of Zaire's vital copper belt. A U.S. Embassy official said plans were under way to. evacuate 26 wives and children of U.S. construction workers near the town in view of the 1 'deteriorating1' situation. Eighty-five American work- ers and dependents are cen- tered around the town in connection with work on the Inga-Shaba electric transmis- sion line, the official said. He said Methodist missionar- ies in the south of the country confirmed the town of Sandoaf about 55 miles east of the Angolan border and about 200 miles west of Kolwezi, had been overtaken. Three other border towns were captured in the early stages of the fighting last week. The government-run AZAP news agency Thursday denied reports the invaders have taken Kolwezi. "The town has not fallen into the hands of the the agency said. Government officials said the invasion force was very close to the town. Kolwezi, with a population of some is ringed by open and underground mines yield- ing some 70 per cent of the nation's more than a half- million tons of copper a year. AZAP said the Zairean army was regrouping "to contain the danger and reinforce its arma- ment before launching expan- sive action against the invaders." H said the invading troops had turned parts of the province "into mine fields11 and are "launching rockets and missiles to avoid any en- gagement." Government sources said privately the invaders had been "welcomed as liberators" by some Zaireans and had easily St. Paddy's Parade Is Tribute to Daley For 21 years, Richard Daley rapped a shillelagh three times on the pavement at the corner of State and Lake Streets to signal the start of Chicago's St. Pa trick's Day Parade. But Daley died last Decem- ber. Thursday, persons marched down Stale Street, turning the annual parade into in unabashed tribute to Daley, Jie only mayor many of them ;ouln" recall. The parade and the day'had ilways belonged to the former nayor. By his order, the :hicago River turned green and i green stripe ran down the niddle of State Street. The iarade was largely his crea- ion. Now, by official designation, he parade paid homage lo "a great Irishman Mayor lichard J. Daley." Daley'i favorite musical utfit, the Shannon Rovers 'ipers'Band, skirled out "Gary hven" and stepped off to start he procession. Daley's four ons Richard, John and Michael followed the kilted pipers. Behind them, a nun and schoolchildren rode !he first float, labeled "Mayor Daley's church and school." Behind that was a float with a shamrock-flanked picture of Daley waving to people who packed the sidewalks 10 deep. Still another bore (he insignia: "Mayor Daley forever forever In our hearts and Child Struck By Automobile Police reported an injury accident yesterday about p.m. at 16th and Cumberland. According to the report, Neal Sweat, 8, East Cumberland A venue, walked into the path of a car driven by Faye Buckner, 36, Chester Avenue. The child was taken lo Middlesboro Community Hospital, treated for leg in- juries, and is in good condition. No charges were filed.' captured four towns in the Shaba province, formerly called Katanga. Katanga's copper accounts for about 7 per cent of world production of the metal and for well over half of Zaire's exports. Secretary of State Cyrus Vance said in Washington last week that if anything should happen to the copper mines "it would be a very serious blow to the Republi c of Zaire.'' AZAP said the invaders were remnants of a Katangan militia that backed the province's abortive move to secede from the rest of the country after independence in i960. But the force is being' 'solidly officered by the agency said. AZAP also said a third country, presumably the Soviet Union, is supporting the inva- sion "for the needs of ideologi- cal conquest." Some Cuban troops equipped with Soviet weapons are now in Angola, according lo Western intelligence estimates. Bolstering President Mobutu SeseSeko'smilitaryeffort were' two planeloads of Belgian arms and one plane of U.S. military oquipm ent received in response to his request for emergency aid. There was no weaponry in the U.S. shipment, the first half of a million package. Kidnapping Charged To Claiborne Man According to the Claiborne County Sheriff's Office, a Harrogate man will be arraigned today in county court on charges of kidnapping and felonious assault and battery with intent to commit rape. Charged is Butch Laws, 19, River Hill, in connection with the alleged kidnapping of Polly Tarter, 19, Backus, at the Livesay tennis courts on High- way 63 on March 16. Laws was arrested yester- day at a.m. at .his residence and is being held in the Claiborne County jail on bond. The maximum sentence for the alleged offenses is 20 years to life. think Canada is the logical next choice. They have expressed some interest and 1 hope to firm up things later on." McBrayer returned last month from a trip to Los Angeles wliere (he stale's off ice was of fie Sally opened. "We feel we have made some substantial progress in the office we started in New York, Belgium and now Los McBrayer said. "We want to expand our efforts, and i would think a major thrust in Canada and possible some more work in the Middle East would be ournext targets." In Ure U.S., McBrayer said there is nothing planned in the way of opening additional offices in the country. "Frankly, we would like to have some type of effort in Chicago, because it is a major trade McBrayer said. "But there are some things that are working against opening an office in Chicago." He said because transporta- tion is so good to Chicago, the need to expend resources to open a n office 'might be "We're-looking at locations where we can best use our he and ways to develop focal points to a I tract businesses and industries to this state. We've been very pleased with the way our offices have been funclioning up to this point and we're optimistic about the future." McBrayer did note the fact Kentucky has such oustanding transportation facilities would work in the state's favor in future trade missions to coun- tries like Canada. always inter- ested on how they can transporl their McBrayer said. "And, we can point lo our excellent interstate systems and also to the shipping facilities on the Ohio River." Another selling "tool" McBrayer says industries are looking at in other countries is Uie stability and the way government handles problems. "We found out in the trip to LA that people were impressed way we faced up to our energy problems during January and McBrayer said. "We didn't declare any energy emergen- cies like some other states, and industries were impressed with the way we handled things." WASHINGTON (UPI) Re- jecting claims that the United States is interfering in I lie internal affairs of other nations. President Carter used his first major Irip lo stress thai concern for human rights should nol be limited by national boundaries. "No member of Hie United Nations can claim thai mis- treatment of its citizens is solely its own Carter (old the United Nations Thurs- day night. "Equally, no member can avoid its respon- sibilities lo review and to speak when torture or unwarranted deprivalion of freedom occurs in any parl of the world." Carler, meanwhile, planned to sign a bill lodtiy to bring (he United States into compliance with the United Nations1 economic sanctions against Rhodesia. The United Slates, under Ihc so-called By rd Amendment, has ignored the sanctions lo permit importing chrome from the south African nation. Everywhere Carter went on his two day Irip to Massa- chusetts, West Virginia and the United Nations, he was en- thusiastically received despite or perhaps because of the potency of his words. "The search for peace and justice means also respect for humun said Carter at the United Nations, making chopping motions with his hands for added emphasis. Carter said he will work for congressional ratific.it ion of Ihe U.N covenants on economic, cultural and social rights, and oh civil and poltical rights, the long-delayed U.N. Genocide Convention; and Ihe Trealy for the Elimination for AM Forms 
                            

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