TUNISIA: Locust Invasion

Ominous pink clouds, as deadly as contaminated air, drifted out of war-torn Algeria into peaceful Tunisia last week. They were locusts, countless millions of them, spawned in areas of Algeria where the civil war had slackened normal spray control. They descended on scores of tiny oases in Tunisia's date-and-olive country. With horrified fascination Tunisians watched them swarm over the ground, in a matter of hours eat every green thing in sight, and then disappear into the hearts of the date palms, thereby dooming the trees. .

Tunisia's supplies of anti-locust insecticide exhausted,-Premier Habib Bourguiba called on the U.S. for help....

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