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BLYTHEVILLE COURIER NEWS 62—NO. 98 BMTCHEVILLIB, ARKANSAS (78815) THURSDAY, JULY 7,1966 TIN CENTS 14 PAGES PEKING WARNED AGAINST NUCLEAR ATTACK AFTERMATH OF HIGHWAY DEATH This car carried two Missouri men, Cecil Crocker, 36, of Holland, and Ernest Leroy Crum, 45, of Steele, to their deaths when Crocker lost control of the wheel yesterday at about 4 p.m. on Highway 61 near Steele. The car went off the road and struck a utility pole. SNCC Leader Says Black Power Faction Not Against Whites By DON MCKEE ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) - A coming together and getting people to represent their needs Q: Wilkins has said that the aim of the civil rights movement always has been to include By JOHN RODERICK KOYTO, Japan (AP) - Secretary of State Dean Rusk warned Red China today that the United States will retaliate with whatever means would be required" if it launches a nuclear attack against any of America's Asian allies. Asked at a news conference if the United States is prepared to reply with atomic bombs if one of its Asian allies is attacked with nuclear weapons, Rusk paused, then answered with quiet deliberation: "I can't think of anything more insane than an attack with nuclear weapons on an ally ef the United States in Asia. "We would meet our obligations under our mutual security treaties with whatever means would be required." Though Communist China was not referred to either in the question or the answer, the exchange followed a discussion of Chinese nuclear testing and statement by Rusk that the United States will take further development of Chinese nuclear capability "fully into account in our own defense arrangement's." Rusk held the news conference with Japanese Foreign Minister Etsusaburo Shiina at his side after the end of a three-day meeting of U. S. and Japanese Cabinet Ministers. The conference was the fifth annual meeting of the Joint Girl/15, Drowns In River Roxann Hodge, 15, of the Lonoke Comunity, drowned in the Mississippi River yesterday near Barfield Landing when she and a sister, Peggy, 17, left a family picnic to go swimming. The accident occurred at about 10 yesterday morning. The girls jumped into ft* water and were swimming close to shore when they both were apparently dragged under the water by swift currents, sheriff's deputies said. The girls' mother, Mrs. Juanita Hodge, apparently called for help when she saw her daughters were in trouble and secured the aid of James Richard (Red) Steele, a Farmers' Soybean Corporation employee who lives nearby, and Tech- Sgt. L. J. Braquet, who had been fishing with his sons nearby. U. S. Trade • Japan Committee on and Economic Affairs. flTbfliN in, «-. -."- / --, - d - 1 t that oppression. ment always has oe leader of the new black pow ana p w white „,. t«n*inn Toithin the civil Q: Roy WilKins (ot me o , , er" rights within the civil movement defines the term as political strength interwoven with an attempt to build racial pride among NAACP) has said no matter | y°" ag ree with that? stronger Negroes. "We just want to get the white people off our backs. That's att we want," said Stokely Carmichael, national chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and a leading advocate of "black power." Carmichael, 25, who has been SNCC chairman nearly two months, said in an interview at his Atlanta office that the new philosophy might split the civil rights movement. He said the SNCC's objective is to build political power for Negroes, instill within them a determination to make their own tecisions-about civil rights and anything else-and to create a sense of identity with colored peoples of the world, particularly Africans. But, the SNCC chairman said, the new move is not antiwhite nor black supremacist. Anti- white violence by Negroes is merely a fear of white persons, he said. "And it's a healthy fear," Carmichael said. "It's one that they deserve to have for all they have done to the black people." Some of the questions and answers from the interview: Q: Who originated the term "black power"? A: I don't know. That's a term that has been familiar with me ever since I was small. SNCC vocally started it among the civil rights organizations on the Mississippi march. Q: What is your definition of the concept? A: Black power seems to me a number of things. Number one, that black people in this country are oppressed for one reason - and that's because of their color, and that's what this country has to face. Their rally cry must be the issue around which they are oppressed, as it was for unions. The workers came together. They were op- how you say it, it means anti- white. What's your view? A: Well, I've never used that word and I don't see why the rallying cry of black power would mean that. I mean, the cry of the unions was "workers of the world unite." And they were uniting themselves. The only people who were worried were their employers who exploited them. So when people say, "black power," it seems to me the only people who should je worried are the people who are exploiting and oppressing black people. Q: Does the concept of black jower involve cooperation at any level with the white community? A: It's obvious that it has to. The question is when do you do that. We say that when you do it now, you do it from a point of weakness. You beg them. You say, "Look, man it's morally wrong for you to treat us this way. We're marching, getting beat up. You should be ashamed of yourself." Rather from a point of strength where you say, 'We have x number of votes. We want this road fixed right away or else we won't vote for you." Now that seems to me to be a much different point. pressed workers. because And we they must were come together around the issue that oppressed us—which is our blackness. Unions—they needed power to stop their oppression. We need power to stop ours. So A: No. I totally disagree. I've never seen myself fighting, to get into a country that's bombing the hell out of Viet Nam or a country that sees money as its only raison d'etre (reason for existence). I mean, I've never seen that. What I thought the fight of the civil rights movement was to get white people off our backs. And that only. Q: Considering that Negroes constitute a distinct minority, how do you envisage the practical application of black power and in what specific circumstances? A: It seems to me that it has already been answered. All you're doing when you talk Bronze Star Is Awarded Sgt. 1-C Cecil D. Brittain, son of Mrs. Tom Brittain, 621 E. Rose, was awarded the Bronze Star Medal at Fort Hood, Texas on June 28. The medal was awarded to Brittain for his performance while serving in the Army in Vietnam. The citation, which accompanies the Bronze Star states: "For distinguishing himself by outstanding meritorious service in connection with ground operations against a hostile force in the Republic of Vietnam during the period March 1965 to Jan uary 1966." Brittain was awarded the Air Medal in Vietnam in December 1964. He is presently assigned as about black power is that you're 3ringing black people together as an independent force within the political sysetms to have people speak to their needs. So, f you are 10 per cent or if you are 5 per cent within a county, if your needs are better roads, you get those 5 per cent togeth- With their vote, you say, "Now, this- is all we want. We want better roads. We want better jobs. We want better things. You can continue to bomb the hell out of Viet Nam as far as we're concerned. But this is what we want." Q: Does the black power concept exclude the approach of nonviolence? A: It seems to me that that's totally irrelevant to what we're talking about. I'm not talking about making black people nonviolent or making them violent. I'm talking about organizing black people to get decent houses, to get decent jobs, to get decent things and the tactics will depend upon the resistance what was built up against those things. A: Nonviolence and black power—how do they go together? A: I still don't see in my own mind what the hangup is about it. Q: Does black power imply the use of violence,? A: Not in my connotation of it. I don't see why it should. When you talk about power in this country, you talk about being able to live within the political spectrum. I don't see why The final communique reflected disagreements between the two countries on Viet Nam and trade with Red China. * * * The United States said it disapproved of long-term credits to Communist countries. The Japanese had wanted American approval for five-year credits for China to match those being extended by West Germany and other West European countries. The communique did not mention the Japanese view on credits but said Japan would continue to develop trade relations with Communist countries "on the basis of the principle of separating the political and economic aspects of Japan's relations with them." The communique also did not mention Viet Nam. It is known, however, that the United States would like to see greater Japanese nonmilitary participation in Viet Nam, while Japan wants military moderation and an early peace. Japan's aid in Viet Warn consists of a medical team and help for refugees. * * * Both Rusk and Shiina said the differences betwene their gov- rnments were slight. But they loom large in Japan, where the govrnment is under heavy criticism for supporting the United States in Viet Nam at all. Rusk defended the bombing of it's black power. And black i flight operations chief at Fort j that concept would be any dif- power just means black people I Hood. I See CIVIL RIGHTS «p Pag* I Steele and Braquet, acting from Steele's motorboat, managed to retrieve the body of Peggy Hodge, who revived when Jhey gave her artificial respiration. They were unable to save Roxann or locate her body. , * * * Steele and County Civil Defense director Dan Blodgett dragged the area in Steele's boat and recovered the girl's body later that afternoon. Funeral services will be at 2 p.m. tomorrow at Cobb Funeral Home chapel for Roxann, with Harold Littrell officiating. Burial will be in Sandy Ridge Cemetery. Palbearers will be Terry San- fason, Harold Moore, Victor Mosley, L. D. Mask, Johnny Holifield, and Clifford Perry. She was born in Blytheville and had lived here all her life. She had just finished Central Elementary School and would have been in junior high school here next year. She was a member of the Church of Christ. She leaves her mother, Mrs. Juanita Hodge; Nine sisters, Mrs. Helen Mosley, Mrs. Barbara Hemm, Peggy Hodge, Connie Hodge, Molley Sue Hodge, and Gloria Fay Hodge, all of Blytheville, and Evelyn Hodge and Gracie Hodge of Moline, 111.; And a brother, David Hodge of Blytheville. the Hanoi and Haipltfii? fuel de pots and said the United States nas no interest in bombing civilian populations there. He scoffed at critics who said the air attacks on the doorstep of North Viet Nam's two cities added an obstacle to a negotiated peace in Viet Nam. "What peace?" he asked with sarcasm in his voice. "I liave seen no evidence that the other side wants nesce. I cannot see that the striking of. POL (petroleum, oil. lubricants) will interfere with a peace that the other side doesn't want." Driver Posts $10,000 Bond Richard Snider, 19, of Bloomfield, Mo., yesterday posted $10,000 bond after he was charged with six counts of manslaughter yesterday in Circuit Court here. The youth was the driver of a southbound pick-up truck that collided with two other automobiles in a northbound lane of Interstate 55 Sunday. The accident resulted in six deaths. Snider has been transferred from Doctors Hospital here to a hospital In Poplar Bluff, Mo., for further treatment of back and head injuries suffered in the wreck. 15 Arrested In Negroes' Murder SACRAMENTO, Calif. (AP)The arrest total mounted today in the slaying of two Negroes by shotgun blasts from a moving car in a Sacramento slum area. Police reported 15 young white men were in custody. Except to say that they did not believe the killings were ra cially motivated, the police chief and the chief deputy district attorney gaved only scanty details of the crime and the names, ages and addresses of the arrested men. Most of those arrested were in then- teens or early 20s. Police Chief Joseph Roonsy said U.S. Supremes Court decisions protecting the rights of defendants prohibited pretrial discussions by investigating offi cers. Robert Puglia, Sacramento County chief deputy district attorney, also has said that he can not ascribe any motive. Police arrested three men in towns across the Sacramento River from the California capital city within an hour after the shooting Tuesday night. Another six were arrested Wednesday •nd six Wednesday night RECOVERY OPERATION —As Sheriff's Deputy Holland Aiken (left) looked on, Missco Civil Defense • Chairman Dan Blodgett and James Richard (Red) Steele yesterday dragged the shallows of the Mississippi River near Barfield Landing to recover the body of drowning victim Roxann Hodge, 15. The operation took, several hours. Framework at left is the remains of an old boat dock. The girl-' : disappeared at this point. (Courier News"' Photo). -'US. Navy Jets Hit Haiphong Oil Depots By ROBERT TUCKMAN SAIGON, South Viet Nam ;AP) — U.S. Navy planes today jombed the oil storage depot in he Haiphong, dock area two miles northeast of the heart of he city for the second tune, the J.S. military command announced. The Haiphong depot, through which 95 per cent of North Viet Yarn's petroleum supplies move, was first bombed on June 29 along with another major depot :hree miles from the heart of Hanoi. The attacks set off a worldwide debate. A U.S. spokesman said A4 Sky- iawks from the aircraft carrier Hancock struck the fuel installation at 1 p.m. and that pilots reported "all bombs on target." The spokesman said one Sky- lawk was shot down by antiaircraft fire but the pilot was rescued. Pilots reported smoke from ;he depot rose 20,000 feet and a 'ireball erupted from a secondary -explosion, the spokesman said. He said pilots saw no ships at the piers near the oil depot jut that there were three ships in the outer harbor. The ships apparently were not attacked. Earlier the U.S. command announced American planes 'lew a record 113 missions against North Viet Nam Wednesday and eluded four sur- 'ace-to-air missiles, but two of the raiders were shot down, apparently by conventional ground 'ire. The three pilots were listed as missing. The U.S. command again reported no significant ground action by American forces. But the South Vietnamese army announced its third major military success in two days, the destruction of a big Viet Cong medical and arms depod in the Mekong Delta and the killing of | 155 of the enemy In a day-long' I battle Wednesday. I Before the June 29 raid, the Haiphong oil storage complex had a capacity of 476,000 barrels of oil stored in 38 storage tanks, 16 warehouses and an open storage area. In the' raid last week 46 Navy planes dropped 19 tons of bombs and five-inch Zuni rockets on the depot and reconnaissance pilots the next day reported tremendous devastation. Oil depots also were among the American raiders' targets Wednesday. They attacked one storage area 36 miles north of Hanoi, a fuel tank plant 31 miles north of the capital and an oil storage area 31 miles northeast of Hanoi. They also struck at a missile site 55 miles northwest of Hanoi as well as at bridges, roads, trucks and rail lines. One of the planes lost Wednesday was an F105F, a iate-model, two-seat version of the single- seat F105 Thunderchief. It was the first F105F lost in the Viet |Nam war. A spokesman said it:. was on a "pathfinder mission" for a flight of Thunderchiefs but he would not elaborate; The other plane lost Wednesday was an RF101 Voodoo reconnaissance plane last heard from 40 miles northeast of Hanoi. Pilots in the area reported heavy antiaircraft fire and saw a fireball that could have been the Voodoo.. These two losses plus the Sky- j hawk shot down over Haiphong today brought the total of U.S. planes reported lost over North Viet Nam to 281. The 113 multiplane missions flown Wednesday were the highest number for any single day since the United States began bombing North Viet Nam, in February 1965. But a spokesman said the number of sorties (single-plane flights) was about the average daily number of 250. The previous high — 106 mis- See VIET NAM on Page 9 100 Men Needed On Work Project At least 100 more men are needed to work in three county timber clearing projects, John E. Bearden, executive director of the County Office of Economic Opportunity, said yesterday. "Particular needs are in the 17th Drainage District near Blytheville and the 9th District Mrs. Liddell Is Released Mrs. Peggy Liddell of Osceola was released from custody yesterday when Deputy Prosecutor Henry J. Swift ruled t h e _ Saturday night slaying of her| husband at the Liddell home was "justifiable homicide," after a preliminary hearing. Swift said witnesses confirmed Mrs. Liddell's story that her husband was beating her and threatened to kill her, reaching for a gun. Swift said Mrs. Liddell apparently reached the gun first I and shot in self-defense. I THE REAL MRS. SULCER -In handling pictures of nine gubernatorial candid ates' wives, Associated Press confused the identification and (i-..- a stnrv on Ws. Kenneth Suker yesterday carried a pie... . . idiiK Holt, xnis i» Mrs. Sulcer. near Oseeola," Bearden said. The projects, which began Tuesday and will continue through the end of the year, also include the 16th Drainage District, west of Big Lake. Original specifications called for 169 men, Bearden said. Rates of pay are $1.25 an hour for laborers; $1.50 an hour for truck drivers and chain saw operators; and $2 an hour for. foremen. Bearden said criteria for em- ployes on the projects include proof that the employee is head of his family, certified unemployment, and proof of family income insufficiency. He said applicants should file for the jobs at the Employment Security Division office at 111 E. Ash. iiiiiiiiliiiiiiililiililiiiliillllllllllllilllllilllinilllinillllilllRlilllllll Weather Forecast Clear to partly cloudy and continued warm through Friday with widely scattered showers and thunderstorms. Highs today and Friday 90 to 98. Lows tonight 68 to 74. Probability of showers 30 percent today; 2C percent tonight and 30 percent Friday Outlook Saturday Isolated afternoon and evening thundershowers and continued warm. iiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiaiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiii

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