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Concorde Threat

With the world showing increasing interest in Concorde,the men at Bristol who build it stop work.
Rolls-Royce workers,making the Olympus engines,stage a lightning walk-out in support of a pay claim.
Bristol Aircraft Corporation workers join them over a redundancy row.

What utter folly !!!! This great new aircraft needs all the support it can get at the present crucial stage of trying to win orders from the worlds airlines.

Industrial disputes now can only jeopardise what is a world beater and threaten the livelihood of thousands of aircraft workers.

The plane workers of Bristol must waken to the fact that they are in a highly competitive industry which cannot afford irresponsible stoppages.

Sex may lure out ‘Nessie’


Watch it Nessie !! They’re trying to lure you out of the loch’s depths -with sex.

Four Americans think its the only way to get the Loch Ness monster out of that lair
The four, led by Mr Robert Rines, president of the Academy of Aplied Science in Belmont,Massachusetts,plan to use a mixture of sex and sonar devices.

The group will drop into the water of the loch the “sex essences’ of eels,sea cows,sea lions and other mammals and fish that might be related to Nessie.

Chaos hits Jordan

Report by Arthur Chesworth: Amman

Jordan is moving perilously close to civil war. Plans are ready for the evacuation of Britons.
Fierce new fighting exploded today when King Hussein’s army moved against the Arab guerrillas here in Amman and in the northern town of Irbid.

I am typing this report sitting on the marble floor of the Intercontinental Hotel, my back against the wall. This hotel is on a hill over looking the fighting in Amman.
The building is being shaken by explosions of heavy artillery shells and mortar bombs.

“The Snipers”

Movement outside is impossible,  the hotel is under constant sniper fire. All guests have been ushered down to the air raid shelter. Among them are mothers and children released by the Arab guerrillas from the Trans World and Swissair jets they hold in the desert.

The post office was attacked by guerrillas in the centre of the old city then they blasted away with mortars at army strongholds.

With Jordan on the brink of civil war Amman radio broadcast orders by army chief General Haditha and guerrilla chief Yasser Arafat. They directed their men to stop firing.
The fighting eased, but at nightfall sporadic automatic fire and rocket explosions could still be heard.

General Haditha is known to be sympathetic to the guerrillas , in his radio statement he said he had been entrusted with “full responsibility” by King Hussein.

Syria: Travellers from Jordan reaching the Syrian border town of Dera’a said Amman looked “as if it was burning”

“The Victims”

The travellers said that when they drove through the north Jordan town of Irbid guerrillas showed them the bodies of seven of their men killed and,it was alleged, beheaded by the soldiers.

London: There are thought to be about 4,000 Briton’s in Jordan, most of them in Amman, writes squire Barraclough.

The British ambassador, Mr John Philips, has warned them through a ” Warden system” to be ready to move quickly with minimum luggage.

In London last night it was not made clear how an evacuation would be carried out.
The international Red Cross might be asked to supervise the operation. R.A.F. Planes in Cyprus would be the nearest British aircraft for the job.

Washington: The U.S. is selling Israel more Phantom fighter bombers. The number is reported to be about 16.

Rindt Title Decision

Milan-Wednesday -The 1970 world championship title for Formula one car drivers will be ruled vacant if no one surpasses the 45 points gathered by the late Jochen Rindt.

The international auto sports commission meeting in Milan after the Italian Grand Prix at nearby Monza where Rindt died in time trials last Saturday said, if Rindt remains the point leader he will be the unofficial champion but no official post humous title would be conferred.

Clay v. Quarry ?

New York, Wednesday -Cassius Clay will meet Jerry Quarry of California in Atlanta,Georgia, on October 26,in Clay’s first fight in more than three years, it was said today.

The fighters will sign contracts tomorrow.

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