The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas on March 11, 1968 · Page 6
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The Courier News from Blytheville, Arkansas · Page 6

Blytheville, Arkansas
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Monday, March 11, 1968
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tmlvt^ Blythevllte (Ark.) Courier News - Monday, March 11. V9 Rhodesia Hangs Two More Blacks SALISBURY, Rhodesia (AP) i but the government said ctem- Rhodesia's white minority government today hanged two more black Africans convicled of murder but reprieved nine blacks who had been sentenced to die before Prime Minister Ian Smith declared independence in late 1965. Four oilier blacks had been scheduled to be hanged today, ency for them was still undei consideration. The execution last week of three blacks convicted of murder set off a worldwide storm of protests. The government's action today indicated it might be selling a pattern of death for persons convicled of murder and clemency for persons con- Jarring s Peace Efforts Failing By ED BLANCHE Associated Press Writer JERUSALEM (AP) - Diplomats say U.N. envoy Gunnar Jarring's efforts to sel up Mid' die East peace talks appear to have broken down. Egypt and Israel accused each other of blocking a settlement. Jarring told Israeli Foreign Minister Abba Eban Sunday that President Gamal Abdel Nasser's government had refused to meet with Israeli officials directly or indirectly. Diplomatic informants in Jerusalem said Egypt had reverted to the hard line of no peace talks until after. Israel pulls out of Arab lands it occupied in the June war. Government circles here said Israel is ready to comply with any attempt by Jarring to bring the two sides together hut will not give any advance pledge to give up the occupied territories. • Various sources reported late in February that Jarring .was on the verge of obtaining Egyptian and Jordanian agreement to BLOODY, but nnbowed, Herrerito de Paiporta, self- styled bullfighter, has lost his shoes, one stocking and suffered a broken wrist, but he acknowledges crowd's cheers aflcr wins ning the fight at San SebasJ tian, Spain. ' hold indirect negotiations with Israel. Then on Feb. 29 the Israeli government announced that the west bank of the Jordan River, which Israel seized from Jordan in June, was no longer considered enemy territory. Cairo took this as an indica- lion that the Israelis would not give up the occupied territories, and the Egyptian line hardened again. Israeli officials denied the implications which Cairo had drawn but conceded their government's timing was bad. The semiofficial Egyptian newspaper Al Ahram said Sunday that Egypt rejected the proposed talks because Israel insisted that the Middle East resolution passed by the U.N. Security Council last November was "merely an agenda for negotiations with the Arabs." The paper said the resolution was one of "definite measures" to be taken, beginning with Israeli withdrawal from territory of Egypt, Jordan and Syria. Ahram' said Foreign Ministry officials had explained Egypt's position to the ambassadors of the Soviet Union, Britain, France, Spain, India, Italy and Pakistan. Violence flared again Sunday night in the Beisan Valley on the west bank of the Jordan. Three Arab saboteurs were killed in a running gun battle with Israeli troops as tie Arabs fled toward the river. KNAPP SHOES Malcolm R. Johnson "VOUH SHOE COUNSELOR" HIM Laurimt Avc.-CarllthemUl« Plume liU 3-1139 or ED 3-1876 For Young Families THE CENTENNIAL POLICY For a 25-year old father, this policy — together with a special income feature — can guarantee enough initial protection to pay his widow $40,000 over the years! Cost is only S1G.50 a month. CAtL ME TODAY: MILES 13. LEWIS PHONE PO 3-4331 Metropolitan Life \ INSURANCE COMPANY victed ot nonfalal terrorist crimes for which the death sentence is mandatory. Those hanged today were Francis Chircsa and Taka Jeremiah, who were sentenced to death three years ago for slay. Ing a tribal subchief. They were accused of serving as execution crs for an African nationalist parly and shooting their victim as he slept with his wife. They were hanged despite an appeal for clemency from Pope Paul I and petitions from their attorneys. * * * There are more than 100 other Africans in Rhodesian prisons condemned to death, and the government is reported reviewing all cases in chronological order from the time they were sentenced. Some go back before Hie declaration of independence in November 1965. Thirty African nationalists who crossed into Rhodesia from Zambia are among those awaiting execution. Smith's cabinet at a special session Sunday considered the cases of 15 condemned Africans, an official statement said, and nine sentences were commuted to various terms of imprisonment. It said four cases were still under consideration but after due consideration it was decided ... that the law must take its course" against Chiresa and Jeremiah. The three executions last week, which were carried out despite reprieves issued by Queen Elizabeth U, brought down condemnation on Smith's government from Britain, the United States, black African nations and committees of th« United Nations. There were numerous demands that the British govern ment take a stronger line against Rhodesia, but Prime Minister Harold Wilson made clear his government has no in tention of going to war against the British settlers in the African territory. Smith's regime said although it still considers the queen the chief of state, it did not accede to her Clemency order because it was recommended by the British government instead of by Clifford Dupont, whom Smith appointed to replace the British governor of Rhodesia. The British government and the queen do not recognize Dupont as her representative. Meanwhile, U.S. officials in Salisbury studied police reports of an attack by club-wielding Africans Sunday on a group of retired American schoolteachers touring Rhodesia. The party included two men and 16 women. Three of the party were injured badly enough to be hospitalized. They were Gladys Long, 60, Theresa Kerbs, 72, and Frank Lawton, 75, of Wykoff, N.J. The teachers were attacked by 10 Africans who beat them about the head and then threw stones at their bus. Independence will come to Mauritius on March 12, when the 720-square-mile island will cease to be a British crown colony. Neatly 700,000 persons lire on the isle, which was an important French naval base in the 18th century. Britain captured Mauritius in 1810 and developed the sugar industry, which has become the island's principal economic activity: Presidents James Buchanan and Grover Cleveland were lachelors at the time of their respective elections. 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