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Sunday June 14, 1970
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News stories from Sunday June 14, 1970


Summaries of the stories the major media outlets considered to be of particular importance on this date:

  • Palestinian guerrilla leader Yasser Arafat says that army vs. guerrilla fighting in Jordan is an American conspiracy that failed, and that U.S. intervention will make a Vietnam out of the Mideast. [CBS]
  • The South Vietnamese and Cambodians tried to recapture Kompong Speu, Cambodia. The Cambodian air force was using captured Soviet planes, but there are no more parts or ammunition for them. The U.S. gave Cambodia some old propeller planes, but the allies won't provide better aircraft until the government is proven to be strong. [CBS]
  • Conservative Enoch Powell has made race a major issue in the upcoming British election. Powell warns that immigration weakens the realm, but fellow conservatives don't want race as an issue. Powell opposes Indian and Pakistani immigrants and Common Market membership. If conservatives lose, Powell may become party leader. [CBS]
  • A dissident black power movement is growing in the West Indies. Black dissenters are increasing in Jamaica; blacks want a better economy, more voice in the government and fewer foreign-owned businesses. [CBS]
  • The National Tuberculosis and Respiratory Disease Association is staging an anti-cigarette campaign, using a machine to blow stale smoke in subjects' faces, which cures their urge for cigarettes. Clinic director Dr. Irwin Lublin says that he bases his methods on psychological principles, and claims a 50-70% rate of success. [CBS]
  • The New York Metropolitan Opera weathered a major test, as hippies, not aristocrats, attended The Who's rock opera "Tommy"; two shows were sold out. [CBS]


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