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Robesonian (Newspaper) - August 3, 1972, Lumberton, North Carolina THE ROBESONIAN VOL CHI No 107 PUBLISHED t WCSKOAYS AND IN aOSSSON COUNTY LUMBERTON N C THURSDAY AUGUST 31972 COUNTRY OOD AND TRUTH TWENTY It Cento Egypt Libya Announce Plans To Unite Territories By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The leaders of Egypt and Libya announced plans Wednesday night to unite their adjoining countries and set Sept 11973 as the target date A joint communique was broadcast by Cairo and Benghazi radio stations following a three day meeting in Libya between President Anwar Sadat of Egypt and Col Muammar Kadafi chairman of Libyas ruling Revolutionary Command Council It said the two leaders reached a historic decision to establish a unified political leadership that will work out a plan for union Egypt and Libya already are linked in the sevenmonthold Federation of Arab Republics with Syria as the third partner A Libyan Egyptian delegation was sent to Damascus to inform President Hafez el Assad of the agreement by Sadat and Kadafi Assad said he was following the talks with happiness and satisfaction Egypts Middle East News Agency reported But the rightwing Beirut newspaper Hayat reported that the leftist Syrian regime was upset by Sadats recent ex pulsion of Soviet advisers and did not want the Egyptians to worsen relations with the Russians by moving closer to Kadafi a militant an ticommunist In an earlier attempt at Arab unity the late President Gamal Abdel Nasser founded the United Arab Republic with Syria in 1958 It collapsed in September 1961 after a coup in Syria The SadatKadafi communique in its preamble underscored the Arab struggle with Israel It said The imperialist and Zionist challenge symbolized by the 1967 aggression and the at tempts by US imperialism and world Zionism to make it an accomplished fact cannot be met whatever help we get from our friends unless Arabs unite behind Egypt the spearhead of the confrontation It seemed likely that the move toward unity proposed by Kadafi in February was spurred by the refusal of the Soviet Union to sell Egypt the offensive arms the Egyptian generals wanted for a renewal of the war on Israel Presumably the Egyptians are hoping to use some of Libyas huge oil revenues to buy the arms In Israel commentator Dov Yinon said in a broadcast on the state radio that the agreement might increase prospects of a new ArabIsraeli war But diplomats in Washington recalling the numerous unsuccessful attempts at Arab unity foresaw no immediate change in the situation in the Middle East Sadat and Kadafi agreed to set up seven joint committees to write a constitution organize a joint defense force merge their legislative judicial economic administrative and financial systems and make plans for unity of education science culture and information Bombing Kills Six Persons A bombedout truck sits outside a damaged building in Claudy Northern Ireland A series of bombings in the village near Lon donderry killed six including a nineyear old girl a woman and four men AP Wirephoto S Viets Battle In Quang Tri City By GEORGE ESPER Associated Press Writer SAIGON AP More than 2000 South Vietnamese marines assaulted the western half of Quang Tri City today but they ran into house to house fighting and heavy North Vietnamese artillery fire American jet pilots reported destroying an ammunition de pot on the outskirts of the dev astated town so big there were more than 300 secondary ex plosions and 14 fires It looked like a big fire works display one pilot said Associated Press correspond ent Holger Jensen reported from Quang Tri that south Viet namese tank fire leveled the last few buidlings still standing outside the Citadel in the coun trys northernmost provincial capital which the North Viet namese captured on May 1 Despite earlier claims by the South Vietnamese government that its forces had recaptured most of Quang Tri the North Vietnamese still hold the west ern part and the 50acre walled Citadel in the heart of the city The Marines last week re placed a brigade of some 2000 paratroopers who suffered heavy losses in an unsuccessful attempt to storm the Citadel A US adviser indicated that the marines would try to starve the North Vietnamese out of the Citadel While South Viet namese bombers hammered the enemy inside the fortress US F4 Phantoms beamed 2 000pound laser bombs onto for mer allied combat base now being used by the enemy west of the Thach Han River Eighty miles to the soutbeatt Communist forces heavily shelled the US air base at Da Nang killing one American and SeeS VIETS Page 2 Black Militant Hijackers Tell Jets Crew Of Plan To Join African Residents Flee Forest Fire In California Two Arrests Are Made In Casket Removal Case By TONY LEDWELL Associated Press Writer ATLANTA Ga AP Five avowed black militants who commandeered a jetliner to Al geria with a million ransom told the crew they were fleeing a decadent America to join other disgruntled blacks in the northern African country the captain of the airliner said William H May of Miami said he asked the air pirates why they wanted to leave the United States when they hi jacked his Delta Airlines DC8 DetroittoMiami flight Monday They said they were a Black Panther group and this Al geria is where their brothers live May told newsmen Wednesday night several hours after the fourengine aircraft returned to Atlanta from the 11500mile trip The crew had an overnight stay in Barcelona Spain after leaving Algiers They said America is a dec adent society and they didnt want to live here any more May said The 41yearold captain a 20 year Delta veteran said the hi jackers requested that exiled Black Panther leader Eldridge Cleaver meet the plane at Al giers but Black Panthers in the Algerian capital said they doubted the hijackers were members of their party The five adults and three small children who comprised Red Position Remains Same In Paris Talks By MORRIS W ROSENBERG Associated Press Writer PARIS AP No change appeared today in the Commu nist position at the Vietnam peace talks after Henry Kissin gers secret meeting Tuesday with North Vietnamese negotia tors Weather CLOUDY cloudy skies quite warm and humid conditions are forecast for today and Friday with a chance of mainly af ternoon and evening thun dershowers Winds will be south westerly 10 to 20 mph today and trader 10 mph tonight and higher near thundershowers Rainfall probability is SO per cent today and Friday and 40 per cent tonight The high tem perature reading during the past tthour period was 89 degrees land the low was 60 The reading at noon today was 86 degrees Rainfall was recorded at 050 inch far Lumberton and at 064 inch at the Federal Paper Board reporting station The level of Lumber River was measured at 797 feet this morning at the Moore Bridge checkpoint Hanois Xuan Thuy stuck firmly to his demands that the United States end the bombing pull out of Vietnam and stop supporting President Nguyen Van Thieu Assailing the American air war Thuy told the 153rd ses sion of the peace talks To launch saturation bombing raids with the B52 strategic aombers to use napalm and toxic chemicals to wage a war rf genocide and biocide in South Vietnam this is in fact most barbaric invasion in listory The bombing of the likes and dams to cause floods i disaster for millions of North Vietnamese is to commit rimes more monstrous than hose of the Fascist Hitlerites Thuy said the Vietnamese people have done no harm to he United States On the con Tary the US has waged a war of aggression in Vietnam or many years now and the Vixon administration is pur wing that unjust war with un precedented cruelty and per petrating war crimes surpass ng the gravity of those already ondemned by the Nuernberg ribunal Mrs Nguyen The Dinh the chief Viet Cong delegate re jected the American demand for an immediate ceasefire saying this would mean the cessation by the South Viet namese people of their just struggle for self defense while leaving in place the USin administration with its huge machine of repression and coercion the hijacking band were whis ked off the plane while the four stewardesses and three Delta officers were ordered to remain in their seats May said The Algerian government is holding the group in communicado and has seized the ransom money apparently the highest amount ever paid in a skyjacking incident Meanwhile the FBI in At lanta announced that two of the hijackers were escaped prison convicted of murder who apparently was dressed as a priest when he boarded the aircraft Agents said George Wright 29 of Detroit who was using the name of Larry Burgess was serving time for murder when he escaped from a state prison at Leesburg N J on Aug 22 1970 Another man identified as part of the hijacking band George Brown 28 alias Harry Singleton also escaped from the New Jersey facility the same day while serving time for armed robbery the FBI said Air piracy charges were filed in Miami against Wright Brown Joyce Tillerson 21 Melvin McNair 24 and Jean Carol Allen McNair 25 All Tropical Storm Yet Unchanged MIAMI AP A tropical depression in the Atlantic showed no significant change in strength as it edged towards the southern Bahamas the Na tional Hurricane Center report ed today The center said a military plane which monitored the storm today reported it covered an area of more than 100 miles across and was about 425 miles east southeast of Nassau Highest sustained winds were reported reaching 30 to 35 miles an hour and the depression was moving west at 10 to 15 mph forecasters said were residents of Detroit Several of the 86 passengers who boarded the plane in De troit said the hijackers had three small children with them The passengers were allowed to deplane in Miami when a single FBI agent clad as or dered by the air pirates in a swim suit delivered a 70pound satchel stuffed with and bills totaling million At the news conference the captain said he realized the air craft was being hijacked when he left the cockpit to go tht la vatory and noticed a man hold ing a gun on a stewardess One of the hijackers cocked his pistol at a stewardess Jam ye J Mays of Macon Ga while the plane was in Miami may said The stewardess has been with the airlines less than two months They did it as a threat when they thought their instructions were not going to be carried out the captain said May said he saw three guns pistols and automatics He was not more specific during the hurried 10minute news con See MILITANT Page 2 forest fire in the Ventana Wil derness Area which has forced the flight of more than a thou sand vacationers residents and hippies roared toward the Big Sur River today The fire fanned by 40mile pernour winds had burned 3 500 acres in Los Padres Nation al Forest destroying some of the famed redwood trees of the rugged Big Sur Country The Big Sur is the home of hippie communes and is fa vored as a retreat by celebri ties The blaze started by an ille gal campfire on private land Tuesday consumed brush and timber sucked dry by hot tem peratures and unseasonably low winter rainfall No dwellings or other build ings have been lost in the fire but many have been threat ened There have been no re ported deaths or injuries A force of 1200 men fought the blaze which was rated 35 per cent contained A dozen ae rial tankers helicopters and bulldozers also were being used Forestry officials hoped to halt the fire at the Big Sur Riv er One section of the fire was within a halfmile of the river L TWO arrests were made this morning in the Cemrtery7aiiiilts reburial in Columbus County near Nakina i Sheriff Malcolm McLeod said that the arrests of Arthur Byrd Duncan Jr 34 of Route 1 I Clarendon and Ernest Hawks 64 of Nakina Routel were today The two are Jailed in Robeson County charged with disturbing a grave and at midmorning had not posted bonds The body identified as that of 22months old James McMillan Stephens was discovered Saturday buried at the end of a deadend road near Nakina the open grave had been discovered earlier in the Fairmont Cemetery OB NC 130 The tombstone remained and fur ther identification was made Hawks arrested M the case has said that he was disturbed last Wednesday night by ass barking dogs and saw a pickup track gsasg down the short road beside his home He saM that next morning he went to the end of the road and found an object he could not identify and that it was Saturday before he and his landlord went back to Investigate and found the object missing and freshly disturbed earth Digging revealed a copper vault containing a casket and the body Investigating officers included Deputy Hubert Stone Columbus Deputy E H Smith and State Bureau officers Richardson and Frank Johnson No charges have been made by Colmnl County FDA Ban On DBS Additive Sparks New Controversy By JOHN STOWELL Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON AP A 14 yearold law prohibiting cancer causing substances in Ameri can food has come under fresh attack from industry and some congressmen after claiming its second major victim the live stockfeed additive DES The Food and Drug Adminis tration announced Wednesday it is ordering a phaseout by Jan 1 of diethylstlibestrol fed to 75 INDEX Classified 19 Comics 18 Editorial 4 Entertainment 8 Obituaries 2 Sights Sounds 8 Sports MS Televisimn 8 Womens News M 4 H FUN DAY included a battle between rural fire departments who waterfought a barrel slung on a trolley A bonus for 4Hera was a shower under the hoses In the 95 degree heat Fire departments par ticipating In the show at Federal Paperboard Riegel tree farm recreation area included North Woods Allenton East Howellsville and Raft Swamp fire departments See related story Page 16 Jim Prevatte Photo per cent of the nations cattle to speed weight gain and hold down costs The same law applied to ban the artificial sweetener cycla mate in 1970 and threatens saccharin the only other substitute on the market as well as sodium nitrite a widely used meat preservative and Red No2 a dye commonly used in food drugs and cosmet ics Each is suspected of causing cancer when extremely large amounts are fed to laboratory See FDA Page2 Leaf Averages Still Climbing On Local Marts Prices for tobacco on both Robeson County markets ctsv tinue to climb during Wed nesdays sales Buyers coaUaassI their bidding for the leaf ratJksr strongly due to the shortage sf the crop in pounds and the ossaltty of the leaf Fairmonts market broke Hat one million dollar mark dMTfcsg yesterdays sales and fire whistles and train horns wiB bssw today marking the event hi Hast area On that market pounds of tobacco were sold wtth being paid growers at an average anothsjr reocrd of fsSM per hondrsd pounds On the Lumberton market tht average price reached tap b 18553 per hundred pounds wish ITSOMIW being paid out tar 878030 pounds of leaf ;