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: J6' A · / · : CORPUS CHRISTI TIMES, Fri., April 5, 1968 CiaMtltdel Urges Negroes To A r in Selves, Kill Whites .WASHINGTON, tP) - Black Power : advocate. Stokely Carmichael Carmichael urged 'Negroes, today to arm themselves with guns and take to the streets in retaliation for the assassination of Dr. Martin Martin Luther King Jr. Carmichael told a news conference conference he wants black America to "kill off the real enemy." "We have to retaliate for the death of our leaders," he said. "The execution of those debts will not be in the courtrooms. Thev will be in the streets of the United States of America." ' ."When white America; killed Dr. King, she opened the eyes of every black man in this country," country," Carmichael said. CARMICHAEL blamed Pres- dent Johnson and Sen. Robert F. Kennedy, D-N.Y., along with the rest of the nation's white population, population, for the death of the Nobel Peace Prize -winner. "Bobby, Kennedy pulled that Abernathy Isi Elected to Post Held by King · MEMPHIS, Train.. aP),- The Rev. : Ralph Aberriathy : 'was named today the new head' oi the Southern Christian Leadership Leadership Conference:. He quickly called for silent marche-s on Monday around the country/in honor of slain civil rights leader leader Dr; Martin Luther King Jr.' Abernathy,. Abernathy,. 41, a cofounder with King of SCLC 11 years ago, said the assassination in .Memphis .Memphis yesterday means he and his staff must, work; even harder to make nonviolence work. . .; . "Al^PTTIQi'TlV' ' * 'lil/llA. ' f*T*nrfloH rUJt-illaliry, . _ . . WJlv. ; .;1_1IUJLCU King's bloodied head on a towel ra his lap while waiting for an ambulance yesterday, was elevated elevated t6-.'leadership automatically automatically from .'·: vice. president at large, a spokesman said. : ·... ' " AFTER A close call : on the 1965 Selina march, a spokesman said, "Dr. King told the board of directors they had to fsfce the fact that death, was .a daily possibility possibility for him, and that SCLC ought : to be structured .to work automatically." ; , - '; Abernathy, who first worked with King in Montgomery on the 1957 bus b o y c o t t , afssum.es King's duties, but not Ms title of Atlanta with the body. The Rev. Andrew Young, executive vice president, said all would probably probably return to Memphis for Monday's Monday's silent ma*ch. Aberriathy confirmed t h a t Monday's scheduled march ;in Memphis would go on. But, he said, "it .will be a silent march in his memory." The "poor people's campaign" scheduled to begin April 27 in Washington will also continue, Abernathy said, "after a necessary necessary period of adjustment." Auto Crash ' S»/*t I*/"! 1 ''frri' 'T*'i \- ''''' :|7 QTQ 1 'TO I WO; :?' GENTRY, Ark. ffC-- Two persons persons were · injured-' fatally and three .others were V hurt-yesterr day afternoon in a herfd^n collision collision west of. here -on Arkansas 12; ·"· / -."."."v-: ':;·-; "^;..":; Benton County, authorities : said MarjorieJ Etheridge, 39,^ of -Colcord, -Colcord, Okla., r died about .10:30 p:m. yesterday and 1 that John E. Norton, 47, of PaVnee; Okla., died about 1:30 a.m. today. In critical condition at a trigger as much as anyone else," Carmichael said, charging charging the senator had failed to push for prosecution of slayers of Negro civil rights workers when he was attorney general. The militant Black Power leader declared that violence that erupted in city after city across the nation after King was shot in Memphis is "just lighl stuff" when compared with "what will happen " 'We have to retaliate," he added. Carmichael also declared that if Gov. Spiro T. Agnew of Maryland Maryland proceeds "with this nonsensical nonsensical charge against" fellow Black/Power, advocate H Rap Brown, who is accused of inciting inciting a riot last summer in Cambridge, Cambridge, Md., "he ain't seen noth- troops we'll ing ... we'll take our back into Maryland turn that state upside down and inside out" Lester McKinme, chairman of the Washington chapter of the Student;Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, also at the news conference, satf there was a possibility of a general strike throughout the United States by Negroes.. _He did not elaborate on this point. CARMICHAEL 1VAS wearing blue jeans, a white dress shirt open at the neck and sunglasses as he faced about 40 newsmen and photographers, in' the cluttered cluttered "rear room, of SNCC's Washington headquarters.: _·'; Before being'-. allowed. to Center the narrow; : yellow ;briclc r building, building, ^reporters ;were; required to show identification and then were thoroughly 'searched by two s6lemri:faced Negro men; They'took : items as small as :- nail clippers away ;fr6mr.report-; ers. '·' -:·"':· · · - ··'·' y..^-; 1 ''; ; ::" : /·'· Only .once did Carmichael raise his voice. When a. newsman newsman asked him if he feared for Ms life. Carmichael exploded: CONSPIRACY THEORY IS DISCOUNTED MEMPHIS, Tenn. (fl US. US. Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark said today Gie assasfyi- nation of Dr. Martin Luther King appears to nave been the: work of;; one. man. "There is no evidence at this time of a .conspiracy," Clark told newsmen at the Memphis Municipal Airport after he conferred with King's widow aboard an airliner airliner .chartered to fly King's body 1ack to Atlanta. "We've got some substantial substantial leads," Clark said. "We're very hopeful. We think we got some good breaks " He said the investigation "extends beyond this immediate immediate area," but he did not elaborate nor would he discuss discuss details of accumulated evidence. Clark was accompanied to Memphis by Cartha D. DeLoach, an assistant to FBI Director J. Edgar Hoover, Hoover, and Clifford L Alexander, Alexander, head of the Equal Opportunity Opportunity Employment Commission. Commission. JOHNSON Continued from Page 1 The'Rev; Walter .E, Fauntroy, vice' .chairman of' the .Washing- tort -City Council and-directpr.of the Was bin g foil.Chapter.of King's 5outhen^Christian:Lead- ership ^Conference; 'D o r oi. h-y Heightvpresidentr.of-the.'National Council of Negro Women; Judge Leon Higgenbotham of Philadelphia Philadelphia ;': Bishop George Baber and the : -;Rev;:-Leon; Sullivan, whose PhiladMphia · job program for the Negro poor has attracted wide attention. Also participating were Deputy, Deputy, Atty. Gen, Warren Christopher, Christopher, Supreme Court Justice Continued from Page 1 Looters were seen putting goods into their cars throughout throughout the night. Some were seen loading trucks. Five taxi cabs were also observed filled with apparently stolen goods. Early in the evening some 20 members of the Harlem chapter of the Congress of Racial Equality Equality appeared on the streets wearing armbands and tried to restore, order. But bottle throwers ruined their'-efforts. Victor Solomon; chairman of Harlem CORE, said "I came out about a half hour after the announcement (of King's death). By that time the youths had begun to mill." At dawn, as merchants began arriving at their stores,"the looting looting and vandalism subsided. Shortly after 6 a.m. a police official official reported things were "all quiet," and sanitation men began began moving in to clean up the littered streets. In Tallahassee, Fla., a small hand of snipers on campus at predominantly Negro Florida A and M university fired at police today and officials said a: white youth was killed when a business business 10 blocks from the school was firebombed. At Tampa, rock throwers smashed windows of cars pass ing through Negro areas and two squads of police cordoned off the streets; THE TALLAHASSEE victim, Travis Crow Jr, 19, died in a blaze caused by "firebombs of some sort," said . Police Lt George Granger. He said, the youth's mother, father and younger brother escaped from their burning house, attached to a grocery in the white business and residential area. Nobody was injured in the shooting at Florida A and M, but several persons were injured slightly when rocks were thrown at passing cars in the area. In' Detroit, two police officers Bus Tour Scheduled Of; Recreation Areas REACTION } /· ' were 'shot and wounded white patrolling a predominantly Negro Negro area in their squad car today, today, police said. " No other incidents of racial violence were reported in the city. Police later arrested a 27- year-old Negro and booked him for investigation of felonious assault. assault. Officers said a large ouantity of ammunition was found in his car, but no weapon. In Savannah, Ga., three persons, persons, including A fireman, were injured early today as a result of sporadic incidents of violence POtlCE SAID one white owned department store in predominantly Negro section was destroyed after a firebomb was thrown through a glass window window of the store. The fireman, Glenn Harvey, about 30, was injured when a brick wall at the department store, Yacum and Yacum, fell on him. He suffered a: fractured pelvis but was reported in good condition at a hospital. Officers said the violence ended ended by.3, a.ni; S p o r a d i c Negro violence struck several North Carolina cities last night, and Gov. Din Moore ordered National Guardsmen Guardsmen into Raleigh and Greensboro Greensboro to prevent further trouble. Raleigh apparently was the city hardest hit by the disorders Hospitals there reported treating at least 14 persons injured by the violence, and at 1 a 1 m. Mayor Mayor Travis Tomlinson declared a citywide curfew until G a m . At Greensboro, Winston - Salem Salem and Charlotte, police reported reported disorganized and unrelated incidents of rock" and bottle throwing aftd window smashing. About 250 Negroes marched on-downtown Greensboro, but turned back when met by police. MOORE -SAID: the ; , National Guardsmen were called up be cause they were requested by Tomlinson and Greensboro Mayor Mayor Carson Bain. At Jtta Bena, Miss., highway patrolmen wounded two students with shotgun pellets last night after being fired upon from about : 3pO;stud'ehy of'all-Negro Mississippi.yalley;State College, Flowers of Montgomery, Ala., hit in the right leg, and James Cooper of West Point, Miss., hit in the left leg and thigh. The two patrolmen had ordered ordered the Negro students to halt as they marched down U.S. 82 near the college, but marchers refused to obey and advanced on the officers, Campbell said. "The two officers then fired warning shots over the heads of the crowd. The crowd retreated approximately 100 feet and then some of them hegan firing at the officers," Campbell said. "THE OFFICERS returned the fire, wounding two members of the group," Campbell said. * The studants then returned to the campus, and the area became became quiet. A crowd of Negroes threw stones at six police cruisers near a Negro housing project in Boston's Roxbury section. Cars carrying newsmen were stoned later by angry bands of youths in Roxbury. v Pentagon Army is cautionary ready ders the wake tion of King. So far, ' been troop governor." The in did not the being accordance v e 1 months and local OF COURSE. LET'S CHANGE Pd ftv by fnehdi of -Budget-lor Senolpr, O/. S, FELLOW CITIZENS: Freedom to choose those ivho will is an established American tradition cannot afford to abdicate. Elections Del Mar College Board of Regents for the past six years. This is a of affairs: Perhaps scrying on the board of or perhaps it is too.much to threaten Jack of public interest compels;memhers tion. ;It ; is regrettable that several notmade theriiseives available to serve

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  1. The Corpus Christi Caller-Times,
  2. 05 Apr 1968, Fri,
  3. Page 16

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