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Midland Reporter-Telegram (Newspaper) - July 4, 1977, Midland, Texas HOME EDITION THK BEST FOK YOfK AOVKKTISlNCi Nox TKXAS Daily Sunday J5 JULY 32 4 SECTIONS THE STATUE OF far looks out on a harbor full of small craft Sunday as a parade of sailing craft help New York celebrate its nautical The Parade of Sail was the second day of Harbor Festival which concludes when the nation marks its 201st birthday In left background are buildings that line Manhattans southern seen in this view from the Goodyear Obasanjo urges African unity By JONATHAN RANDAL The Washington Post Gabon Africas richest and most populous Sunday warned the continents other independent black nations that their own internecine quarrels and wars required an urgent cure lest the continent In a speech that bore the blunt marks of his military Olusegun the Nigerian head of warned that desperate situations call for desperate His appeal to the 14th summit con ference of the badly divided Organiza tion of African Unity was backed up with a concrete suggestion for urgent and positive to devise a more effective machinery for resolving interAfrican Backed by Nigerias oil wealth and a population equal to onethird of the entire Obasanjo specifically called for creation of a fivetosevenmember stan ding committee to deal with indepen dent Africas series of festering pro He also urged that the OAU normally more an ombudsman than a be endowed with the necessary powers to respond promptly and ef fectively to the continents pro The frequency and sheer number of intraAfrican quarrels now con stitute such an ominous and undesirable development that there is at present a real threat to peace and harmony in our he Such desperate situations call for desperate An urgent cure must be found for these intraAfrican Nor was the Nigerian leader tender with his fellow OAU who he claimed were million in arrears in pledged contributions to the commit tee that disburses funds to nationalist Newton returns to By LINDA KRAMER AP Black Panther leader Huey who in the 1960s helped found the guntoting radical group that now aspires to peaceful has returned to fight for his legal freedom after years of selfimposed exile in arrived at San Fran cisco International Airport Sunday night on a flight from to face murder and assault charges and to resume active leader ship of the Black Panther Newton quickly was taken into custody by Oakland but not before responding to a warm welcome from a boisterous crowd of about 500 Im glad to be back with Newton said while standing atop an airline counter with his Fireworks light serve as reminder Once July the Fourth is fading into the The nation is still an independent Republic and not a colony to be ex ploited or a country to labor under the shadows of an iron And most reasonable men in this free land can yet claim their liberty within the scope of laws and other restrictions restrictions that should be as good for your neighbor as they are for you and ROUSTIN ABOUT with EdTodd LATE NEWS AP Three persons were killed and a police officer was in emergency surgery today after a domestic disturbance call erupted into a shoot out in this west Texas according to Sweetwater WEATHER Fair skies through The highs this afternoon and Tuesday should be in the The low tonight should be near Complete details on Page INDEX Environmental task force of federal agencies recommends no pipeline for Alaska Page Oil and gas Womens I under a moonlit a minute space in the lower heavens over Midland will be pnandoffagain brightened with the violent explosions of The the whistles and fizzles of the fiery noise makers are meant to be more than just another another outdoor It doesnt happen that For one the City of Midland wouldnt allow it all that And the folks living around Hogan Park would holler to city hall about shut ting it to get down to the matter of financing the the sponsoring Downtown Kiwanis club could ill afford so many skylighting Thats though the shows not People would just stop You know the old adage Too much of a good may this nation never have enough Fourths of July or get fat and stifled with a takeitforgranted Perhaps like other ac tivities on the are meant to cause a stirring of the minds and a renewing of the spirit of the in dependence of And maybe the sun will always rise and set on another on another day to celebrate this nations in and Black Panther chairman Klaine Stay with me and well become closer He was locked in an Oakland jail cell less than two hours after his An attorney for Newton said an effort would be made today to free him on In his airport Newton pledg ed to work for full employment and economic I have returned to continue my commitment to work for progressive change in our he The Black Panther party has changed its tactics from when it was founded in anger in The Panther chant then The revolution has pick up the members say they are more in terested in getting out the escor ting senior citizens to the market and feeding An armed struggle is not the way at this time in Newton said last week in where he was de tained by Canadian authorities before being allowed to return to the United 1 go with the democratic will of the and the people are not ready for an armed According to Alameda County Deputy Tom Newton faces a charge of murder stemming from the shooting of a 17yearold She died after he fled the United Newton is charged with assault in the alleged pistolwhipping of his tailor in August Orloff He said Newton also is charged with assault on a policeman and felony resisting stemming from an alleged altercation with police in an Oakland bar in July And he is charged with false imprisonment of two women in an Oakland bar in Orloff Only one issue today The Midland Reporter Telegram was published in a combined metrohome edition today in order to allow employes of the newspaper to spend par the holiday with their fa mi The publication of two daily and resume with Tuesdays Reporter guerrillas fighting for the end of white rulein southern The cause of liberation will be dramatically advanced if only a frac tion of what he elsewhere called the incredible stockpile of arms and am munition in Africa were made available to our freedom fighters rather than using them in fratricidal wars against each Black Africas own rather than the struggle to end white were the center of the agenda adopted Sunday by the OAU Many topics on the 49nation organizations agenda were those pigeonholed either at previous sum mits or by the foreign who passed a measure of deadlock after arguing inconclusively until 4 Perhaps the last agenda item dealt with the western where Algerianbacked Polisario guerrillas are fighting Morocco and both of which annexed the former Spanish At the last OAU summit a year ago deadlocked heads of state voted to hold a special session on the Sahara within 12 but the meeting was never the fighting has escal Other agenda items dealt with Chads claims that Libya has oc cupied square miles of Chad and a complaint by the Comoro Islands in the Indian Ocean that it citizens wen massacred on Ecevit resigns as Turk head after losing vote By JOE ALEX MORRIS The Los Angeles Times Turkey Turkish Premierdesignate Bulont Ecevit was defeated in his first vote of confidence in the National Assembly Sunday and immediately throwing the country back into political drift and economic The assembly voted 229 to 217 against the government of Kcovits Republican Peoples which won the June 5 elections but fell short of gaining a majority in the Ecevit had presented a moderate program for the dropping his leftistoriented election themes and stressing the need to salvage the economy and stop political But he was unable to attract enough support from minority In the vote of 214 assembly members from Ecevits two independents and the sole member of the centrist Democratic Party voted for the government pro Voting against it were former Premier Suleyman Demirels right wing Justice which was defeated in last months the proMoslem National Salvation Party NSP and the National Action Party Two members of the centrist Reliance Party Immediately after the voting the 52 yearold Eccvit drove to the presiden tial palace to tender his resignation to President Ann Ecevit to stay on in a caretaker capacity until a new government is Korulurk is expected to ask the main force behind Sun days defeat of to form a new Ecevit took his defeat The search for a viable government will go Even if they Demirels coalition form it is not Demirel said the vote represented an end to the unlawful occupation of the government by a minority Governments cannot be formed from hopes and he With we will find a way to give Turkey a new govern As a result of Sundays Turkey enters a new period of perhaps pro longed uncertainty while its politi cians grapple for a workable It comes at a critical when the nations creditors are banging on the door and its major particularly the United are increasingly impatient for progress to end the Cyprus deadlock and get relations back on an even Neither the creditors nor the allies are likely to net a quick answer and when they do it is unlikely to be an acceptable If Demirel is called upon to form a n e w g o v e r n m e n I t h e b u r 1 y Americaneducated engineer will once again have to rely on the strong ly Islamic NSP and the a super nationalistic group that tripled its parliamentary representation in the Continued on Page 2A Saudi Arabia raise oil price Agence FrancePrcsse Saudi Arabia Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates Sunday announced a 5 per cent oil price rise effective from last The move greatly increased chances of restoring pricing unity within the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries The two countries had opted after an OPEC meeting in Qualar last December for a per cent price rise for this while the 11 other OPEC members applied a 10 per cent in crease from Jan The 11 also decided last December on an additional per cent increase over and above the 10 per cent to take lust liui of them later abandoned this idea in i decision announced at headquarters in Vienna last Wed Sundays announcement here followed a meeting between the oil ministers of Saudi Arabia and the Sheikh Ahmed Xaki al Yamani and Mani Said al Their meeting was held to examine the price problem following the decision by most OPEC members not to apply their planned July 1 the announcement Saudi Arabia is the worlds biggest oil The nine OPEC members that decided not to apply the July 1 in crease were Qatar and Their decision left Iraq and the other OPEC members besides Saudi Arabia and the still officially committed to the additional But observers here said Sun days decision could persuade them to all into line with the OPEC Novelist Nabokov dies Switzerland AP Vladimir the Russian American author of Lolita and other died last Friday it was announced He was Driven with his family from Russia by the Bolshevik Nabokov was a graduate of Cambridge University in a resident of Berlin between the world and a World War II emigre to the United Slates who became an American citizen in Since 1961 he and his wife had lived al the de luxe Palace Hotel at Mon overlooking Lake But ho told an interviewer six months ago that America is the only country where I feel mentally and emotionally at And he denied that he was a tax asserting I pay in come taxes on every cent I earn at home and A dazzling Nabokov wrote nearly a score of including nine in a memoir several books of criticism and a translation of Pushkins Eugene In recent years he and his son Dmitri had been tran slating the Russian novels for publication in His best known novels were which added the word nymphet to the vernacular and which he freely admitted supported him for the past 25 years which drew from his experiences as a teacher at Wellesley and Cornell Ada and Pale He is survived by his wife of 52 the former Vera and their BUDDY stands as he hears a judge in Sunday charge him with 19 counts of aggravated The charges stem from Saturdays Ku Kiux Klan rally in at which Cochran is suspected of driving his car into the platform and into the Story page AP Laserphoto
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