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Sunday October 17, 1971
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News stories from Sunday October 17, 1971


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

  • The wreckage of a twin-engine plane with 10 persons aboard, including Dr. James E. Allen, Jr., former United States Commissioner of Education, and his wife, was found in a rugged mountain area of Arizona. Officials said that all aboard were killed. [New York Times]
  • A Census Bureau study released in Washington shows that people of Spanish-speaking ancestry earn higher incomes than blacks do, even though they often have poorer educations. The study, the first national comparison of its kind, also shows that the Spanish group seems to be gaining on whites somewhat faster than blacks are. Federal analysts said the figures indicate that discrimination against blacks is greater. [New York Times]
  • Prime Minister Heath today ordered an immediate inquiry into charges, printed in a London newspaper, that brainwashing and third-degree interrogation methods were being used against men detained in Northern Ireland. The Prime Minister invited two opposition leaders to a meeting today on the charges. [New York Times]
  • Dutch officials, having seized a planeload of Czechoslovakian-made arms they believe was intended for the Irish Republican Army for use in Northern Ireland, began a search for David O'Connell, a leader of the militant wing of the IRA. [New York Times]
  • Premier Aleksei Kosygin arrived in Ottawa for an 8-day visit to Canada that observers believe was timed to convince Canadians that they have other possible friends than Washington and Peking. [New York Times]


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