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Home Papir (A. 70 Commutiltieg Weekend Showers Appear Likely Low Tonight Near 50 High Sunday 65-70 VOLUME LXXXII — 89 GALESBURG, ILL 61401 SATURDAY, APRIL 14, 1973 PRICE TEN CENTS Map spots location of Tttpline explosion, U.S. Is Expected To Veto Attempts To Censure Israel By JOHN p. SIMS 6EmUT (UPI) - Armed saboteurs attacked an Ameri- can-oV^ned oil storage facility near Sidon early today, tied up guards and set two huge tanks ablaze with time bombs, official Radio Lebanon said. Nearly 12 hours after the attack, typewritten leaflets signed by a self-styled liberation organization calling itself the "Lebanese Revolutionary Guard" claimed responsibility. Palestinian leaders this week repeatedly have called for attacks on American property in the Middle East as reprisals for Tuesday's Israeli raid on Beirut in which three, guerrilla leaders were slain. A physician at the attacked oil storage farm. Dr. George SteiH^an, said gilards he treated insisted the raiders were 11 Palestinians drsesed as guerrillas, the attackers had tied up four guards and dumped them in a field, he said. The Palestinian news agency Wafa, however, denied respon' sibility for the attack and said it was the work of Israeli commandos who landed on the shore near the American Tapline Company's storage tank farm, owned by Standard Oil of New Jersey, Texaco and Mobil. The agency claimed it warned Lebanese police an hour before the attack that "concentratiMs of Israeli land and naval forces had been sighted" near Sidon. The leaflet said the organization burned down the istorage tanks as an attack against the alliance of American, Saudi and Lebanese imperialists which is directed gainst the freedom and independence of peoples. It said oil.from the American- owned refinery at Zahrani, six miles south of Sidon and 30 miles south of Beirut, was being transformed into weapons of destruction which the Americans were giving to the Israelis. "We will continue to strike at all the pocketSr interests and bases of this alliance firmly and without sympathy," the statement said. No one in Beirut press circles had heard of the Lebanese Revolutionary Guard. . Wafa said Hie guard's leaflet was issued "by American agents to mislead the people. The language of the Guard's leaflet indicated it was a Communist or left-wing group. Only one Lebanese newsman recalled hearing the name "Lebanese Revolutionary Guard" before today's operation, and that was last year when a guerrilla : organization using that nameV claimed to WASHINGTON (UPI) - The United States can be expected to veto an Arab effort in the U.N. Security Council to censure .'Israel for its commando strike in Beirub; without also condemning A>:^ a^kt terrorism^ anger in the Middle East surrounding the Israeli' raid would eventually dissipate enough to allow the United States to renew efforts to edge Israel and Egypt toward some kind of peace discussions. They said weekend debate at the . United Nations could inflame passions in the Middle Ea|t and destabilia^ the situation. Secretary of State William P. Illll I M _ . ill. Rogers and others have been particularly disturbed by allegations spread by Arab radios and Palestine leader Ysser Arafat that the United States 'aided Israel in the Lebanon raid. Rogers, on Thursday, surn- moned 13 high-ranking Arab diplomats to protest theu^abv: broadcast and to request that^ categorical U.S. denials be similarly distributed. Officials said they were gratified that the Labanese government complied with Rogers' request. U.S. ambassador John Scali and State Department spokesman Charles W. Bray countered the Arab allegations of U.S. complicity. Scali Friday called Arafat "a liar" and added: "We will not permit this lie (of U.S. complicity) to go unchallenged." 1:11: '-U^^'^^ 1$ ' Splendor of the City Anti Israel U.N. Soviet ambassador Yakov A. Malik told the Security Council Friday that the Soviet Union would support sanctions against Israel, "up to and including expulsion" from the United Nations as punishment for the commando raid into Beirut Tuesday in which three prominent Palestinian terrorists were killed. UNIFAX Bray dismissed as "ludicrous" Arafat's suggestion that Armin Meyer, a former ambassador to Lebanon, had been in charge of coordinating intelligence with Israel prior to the raid. Bray said, "this irresponsible kind of behavior by men like Arafat and the extremist tactics of a small group of conspirators risks doing some damage over the longer term to the legitimate interest of Palestinians, most of whom, by our judgement of the matter, seem more interested in progress towards a settlement in the Middle East." In sharp contrast to decay on the Brooklyn waterfront, the splendor that is New York at its best sparkles in the early darkness. The. East River bridges the old and the new. The newest landmarks on this famous skyline are the World Trade Center's Twin Towers, concrete "kings" which have deposed the old Empire State Building. UNIFAX Tanks have staged one operation into Israel. However, Wafa said in its statement: "There is no organization of that name in Lebanon or any other country," and added that the leaflet had been issued "by American agents to mislead the people. "The operation was carried out by a force of Israeli navy commandos which came from the sea," the WAFA statement said. The Palestinian agency statement said the attack on the American Installation was "a plot which aims at creating trouble between (he Palestinian revolution and the authorities in Lebanon." The explosions started fires that destroyed one storage tank containing 100,000 barrels of crude oil. A second tank (Continued on Page 13) Disputes Hurt Drug Bureau Effectiveness WASHINGTON (UPI) - The bureaucratic competition between federal agencies to gain credit for making major narcotics "busts" is crippluig the enforcement of the nation's drug laws, according to a former government drug fighter. John Finlater, former director of the Drug Abuse Control Bureau and deputy director of the Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs (BNDD), told CQi^ess.Friday that jurisdictional disputes and professional rivalries "have been anathema to good drug law enforcement." "There always have been good and dedicated agents on both sides of the jurisdictional fence, but the pride and reward for getting credit for a major bust has resulted in many of these agents fighting each other for the right to control a major case with all the fierceness and single-mindedness they marshal in taking on major traffickers," Finlator testified before a Senate government operations subcommittee. 2000 A.D.: Manmade Life? Coalition Threatens New Two - We ek Food Boycott WASHINGTON (UPI) - A coalition of consumer groups is threatening to organize two more weeks of food boycotts in May if Congress does not roll back prices to Jan. 10 levels by then. Leaders of a newly created National Consumer Congress, composed of groups which organized the nationwide meat boycott earlier this month, told a news conference Friday another meat boycott is being planned for the first week in May and another on fish and poultry for the following week. Meanwhile, Agriculturfi Secretary Earl L. Butz said in Paris that American housewives had succeeded by the April boycott in pulling down beef prices. "But when I give the housewives credit for bringing down some meat prices, I give them credit for pushing them up," Butz said. He explained that Americans will continue to eat meat and push the prices up again. Butz, attending a meeting of the 23-nation Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD), said European meat prices are higher than in this country. Mrs. Jan Alfaro, of Logan, Utah, temporary chairman of the consume^ coalition, said the May boycotts were authorized at a meetmg here Wednesday attended by representatives of 50 boycott groups around the country. The House will act next week on a bill that would roll back food and other prices and interest rates to March 16 levels. It would returp rents to Jan. 10 levels. Mrs. Alfaro said reverting food prices only to March 18 would not be enough. "Passage of this bill would only encourage a rise in food prices," she said. "Some of our key commodities are lower today than they were March 16." If the Jan. 10 rollback is not approved by Congress, she said, "...then the local boycott leaders from around the country who attended the conference have authorized me to announce that there will be a massive, nationwide boycott of meat purchases durmg the first week in May followed by a second week boycott of poultry and fish. "The millions of women who joined the boycott movement in reaction to outrageously high meat prices, will not settle for a March 16 rollback. Such a meaningless gesture will merely freeze food prices at the highest levels in our history." PHILADELPHIA (UPI) "Eugenics," "cloning," and "death control" —ideas once found only in science fiction- may become reality by the end of the century, according to a Temple University physician. These medical mu-acles will help humans live longer, healthier lives, but could also create moral problems for doctors and society. Dr. George E. Ehrlich, professor of medicine at Temple, made the predictions Friday night in a speech before the 77th annual meeting of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. The academy, which winds up its convention today is looking into aspects of American society in the year 2000. "Cloning" is the production of a duplicated animal or human being by use of a single unfertilized cell. Under this process, an offspring would have the exact characteristics as the parent. "We already have it in our power to reproduce some animals exactly by cloning," Dr. Ehlich said. "Transferring this method to man would permit us to clone great mathematicians, talented musicians and superior athletes. "But, by the same token, we shall be able to clone individuals suitable only for menial tasks, repetitive tasks, drone­ like existences, a servant class. This distortion is morally abhorrent to us now, but wiU it always be so?" eyesight and hearing. Ehrlich said doctors will be able to tell the "genetic makeup" of the unborn to see if they have defects. "But if they find it is a cripple, will mothers abort fetuses that do not meet genetic specifications? Or are not the desired sex?" he asked. Ehrlich said man may never conquer death, but will be able a I to cheat it through the use of "spare parts" and drugs so that "aging and flagging powers need not run parallel courses." While health care improves, it will become more impersonal. Ehrlich said the day of the village doctor is gone, and by the year 2000 man may be able to have his illnesses diagnosed and treated with the use of the telephone and the computer without ever having visited the doctor's office. Where to Find It 2 SECTIONS Abingdon - 12 Amusement — 5 Bushnell — 5 Churches — 6-7 Classified Ads 15-16-17-18-19 Comics-Radio.. 11 Editorial 4 Galva 5 20 PAGES Hospital Notes 13 Kdoxvllle — 12 Markets - 20 Monmouth 12 Obituary -- 13 Sports MO Weather 2 Women In The News .. 3 Tax on Marijuana Proposed As Revenue Aid for Elderly Hot Uog Dealers Hold the Onions DENVER (UPI) - A member of the Colorado House of Representatives wants to sell marijuana in licensed liquor stores and give the money raised to elderly people. "Whether you approve of marijuana or not, and I happen to disapprove of it, it should be put into law as a revenue DETROIT (UPI) - Detroit's two most famed hot dog dealers have stopped shovelling onions on their spicy product. The price of onions, they say, is just too high. Dan Keros, manager of the American Coney Island Restaurant, said onions have skyrocketed from $5.50 to $28 for 50 pounds in the last six "I have no idea months. 1 would be raised The Lafayette Coney Island, tax)," said Strang, for the old age pension fund." Strang said he introduced the bill as an answer to "unworkable situation." He said the an country at; present had "a whole generation of people growing up who scoff at laws because they choose not to observe the law. ^ We have law enforcement!private car. people either enforcing it and tying up courts or not enforcing The panel is studying President Nixon's proposal to combine the war against drugs in a single enforcement agency. Finlater, in endorsing the proposal, specifically cited battles between the Customs Bureau and the BNDD. $1.2 Million Jewel Heist Carried Out LONDON (UPI) - A bandit hitched a ride on a truck traveling without armed protection at Heathrow Airport Friday and then stole |1.2 million in diamonds and platinum from the vehicle. The driver of the British Overseas Airways Corp. (BOACJ truck said later he gave the man a ride because he thought he was an airport employe. In one of the biggest robberies ever staged at the giant airport, police said the man thumbed a ride on the truck, ordered that he be taken to a BOAC staff parking lot, then tied up the driver at gunpoint and escaped in a measure as we do alcohol," said State Rep. Mike Strang, a f^P^'^ ^""^^ " ^™ The driver was transporting former captaiS of the Prmcilon f"g/PJ/!"^^^ boxes of platinum and University polo team. I it and lookmg foolish. diamonds flown in from the Strang introduced a bill; Strang said the state tax onjGhanian capital of Accra. Friday allowing the sale of marijuana in liquor stores purchasing a special marijuana license. He said proceeds from the sales would go to the state old age pension fund. With eugenics, doctors will be American's next door com-'-All we do know is that the'tially below the illegal able to tamper vyith genes to petitor, has already stopped revenue would be very large and still make a profit, correct defects, such as poor i serving onions. for the state of Colorado and i Strang. marijuana would be $6 ounce. He estimated the present bootleg price for marijuana in Colorado was about $15 per ounce. "It probably woi^ld cost less how much j than half a dollar to grow and (from the process so there's plenty of a rancher, room to sell at retail substan- price " said perj Airport officials said they were surprised that a cargo of such value was transferred without an armed guard to accompany the driver, but that measures were being taken to insure it did not happen again. "Why no special precautions were taken is utterly mystifying," one official said. "But it is quite apparent that we must improve our security." I

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