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Saturday June 10, 1972
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News stories from Saturday June 10, 1972


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

  • Pouring down the slopes of the Black Hills, torrential rains and flash floods surged through Rapid City in South Dakota, bringing death and destruction over a wide area of the city and several smaller towns. Well over 100 persons were reported dead, and an estimated 5,000 were made homeless. A cloudburst started the inundation. [New York Times]
  • According to congressional and military sources, Gen. John D. Lavelle was relieved as commander of the United States Air Force units in Southeast Asia in March and demoted after ordering repeated and unauthorized bombing attacks of military targets in North Vietnam. General Lavelle, as head of the Seventh Air Force, was responsible for all Air Force combat flights in Southeast Asia, and he is said to have reported the air raids as officially sanctioned "protective reaction." The current bombing attacks on North Vietnam were approved by President Nixon in April. [New York Times]
  • A special treasury bond with a high interest rate instead of a tax refund may be offered to taxpayers who have "significant" overwithholding of their federal income tax, according to a suggestion to Congress by Dr. Arthur F. Burns, chairman of the Federal Reserve Board. [New York Times]
  • In its major address to the United Nations Environment Conference in Stockholm, China denounced the United States and other "imperialistic superpowers" as being primarily responsible for global environmental problems, and demanded "compensation" for the underdeveloped countries. [New York Times]


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