Freeport Journal-Standard from Freeport, Illinois on July 19, 1975 · Page 16
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Page 16 Freeport (III.) JoiirnaNStandard, Saturday, July 19. 1 97R President Amin KAMPALA, Uganda (UPI) - President Idi Amin opened a meeting of the Organization of African Unity Friday with a call for the destruction of South Africa, by widespread'war- fare if necessary. ,In a one-hour speech that was one of the toughest ever delivered to a meeting of the organization, Amin also called for the creation of a single African army,to fight white minority regimes such as South Africa's, the total economic isolation of the Pretonan regime and its expulsion from the United Na- > • •, • • • To Fight S. Africa PniinflHoO 1imt*A f***ti«r» **» »**»** «l~n —. 1~~ 1.1. _* *t~ _ _ . tions. . - •' ' :. : y The two-week conference, called to try to solve Africa's major problems; also admitted four new member states on the first day-Mozambique, Sao Tome and Principe, Cape : Verde and Comoros which declared unilateral independence from France on July 6. • Tanzania, Zambia and Botswana, the three most vocal opponents of the Amin government, were not present at the opening ceremonies. There had been earlier reports these countries were trying to organize a boycott of the conference and organize a niove to stop Amin from becoming the organization's next chairman. Amin, dressed in his favorite blue commander-in-chief's South. African attempts at detente with black Africa he said were poison" and detente was merely "a technical retreat bySoirtn Africa to regroup its forces. Vorster needs this «.um, uieasw »i nis lavome oiue commander-in-ch ef's resoitp haHiv w« «u,eV««r « uV ;T YUiauci " eeus l " ls 1£ ! 5?/^?±* »>«»X- ca P' told appuuding: dele- 3^^ ^ l all ° W him to have H- We have «,e Joan Little's Attorneys Seek Dismissal "DATTPmil XT /•< / ¥ T T-» * v »_ -_.. .-._.' ' . , gates, "(Prime Minister John) Vorster of South Africa plans to destroy our black brothers, but it is Vorster wh'o must be destroyed. "He is a criminal who has robbed our brothers of their land. Vorster and his regime must be uprooted, by force of arms if necessary. . initiative. We must use it. Amin revived an old idea for a joint African army on the lines of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization. "We must at least allow bur armies to have a working relationship with one another like NATO or the Warsaw pact," he said. RALEIGH, N.C. (UPI) - Joan Little's defense attorneys asked the court Friday to throw out the murder charge against the 21-year-old black woman because two lie detector tests showed she was telling the truth when she said she killed her white jailer because he was trying to rape her. Before the first week of Miss Little's trial ended, two more jurors were seated, bringing the total to eight. Both were middle-aged white women. One said she believed Miss Little innocent. The other said she felt Miss Little fled the rural jail after she killed the jailer "because she knew she would be lynched down there." The eighth juror chosen, Wake Forest storekeeper Marcia C. Pearce, clutched her pocketbook and murmured, "I was afraid 'of that" when told she was accepted. But she was rather outspoken under questioning. Asked by the defense what she would do if a man tried to rape her, she said, "I'd kill him just as dead as he stood there." • Miss Little is charged with murder in the icepick stabbing of Beaufort County night jailer Clarence Alligood, 62, a retired truck driver and father of six. She fled the jail after his death, surrendering in Raleigh eight days later claiming Alligood tried to rape Argentine Minister Quits Under Force BUENOS AIRES, Argentina (UPI) - Economy Minister Celestino Rodrigb buckled under pressure from militant labor leaders and resigned Friday, but the government denied reports that embamed President Maria Estela (Isabel) Peron was about to go on an extended leave of absence. . Rodrigo, who lasted only 45 days in office, said in a resignation letter he was leaving to "facilitate the final decision of the president about the political and economic policies the country will follow in the near future". His drastic austerity program, including wage rollbacks coupled with two devaluations of the peso, led to a nationwide general strike last week that shut down the country for two days and forced the government to reinstate wage increases of as much as 160 per cent. Rodrigo's resignation came amid widely published reports that Mrs. Peror, planned to ask Congress for an extended leave of absence from the presidency to recover from influenza. A government statement, however, said, "There has not been the slightest conversation or insinuation about the leave of absence." Mft. Peron's doctors issued a'state- ment Thursday saying the president needed "continued rest" to recover from .influenza, and a meeting with labor leaders was canceled because' of the illness. The Argentine news service Noticias Argentinas said Mrs. Peron will ask congress for "an indefinite leave of absence," and newspapers in Buenos Aires Friday carried headlines saying she would leave office. Mrs. Peron succeeded her husband, Juan Domingo Peron, as president on July 1 of last year. Since then political violence between warring leftist and rightist factions has left 510 persons dead. Butterfield Not Spy For CIA In Capital WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Senate Intelligence Committee reported Friday there is""no scintilla of evidence" that former presidential aide Alexander Butterfield ever spied on Richard M. Nixon for the CIA. Sen. Frank Church, D-Idaho, chairman of the panel, said this conclusion was reached after conferring with CIA Director William E. Colby and retired Col. Fletcher Prouty. The latter said 1 last week he was told Butterfield had been CIA "contact man" in the White House. Butterfield, who disclosed the existence of the Watergate tapes to Senate investigators last year, immediately denied any such activity. Church told reporters Friday that Prouty had been unable to substantiate his statement, and that "there is no scintilla of evidence which would substantiate such a charge." Church stressed that his committee would continue investigate the CIA practice of detailing officers to other government agencies, and said: "If we find the CIA ever planted secret agents in the White House to spy on the President, the agency should be dismantled, and a whole new structure and lines of control instituted." Church was willing to acknowledge that the CIA may have careened out of control with regard to assassination plots against foreign leaders, Cuban Premier Fidel Castro in particular. . The subject of assassinations is now the major focus of the Senate investigation, which interviewed former CIA Director Richard Helms Friday for a second consecutive day. "We may very well have to face the very real possibility that the CIA was behaving like a rogue elephant on a rampage," .Church said after apparently failing to uncover any presidential directives for such plots. The panel has reported that the plots did exist. John Eisenhower, who served in the White House as an. assistant to his father, President Dwight D. Eisenhower, told the commjttee Friday that his father never authorized such clandestine action. The younger Eishower, who also served as an aide to President Richard M. Nixon, told reporters after appearing before the committee that his father thought assassinations were foolish because they converted political leaders into national martyrs. "I was so close to the President that I don't see how he could have done anything without my knowing it, and I know nothing," Eisenhower said. The Paymaster Check- fc '^ .'. writer and Protector! Over Eight Hundred Million Dollars A Year Is Stolen By Check Crooks. 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In their motion asking Superior Court Judge Hamilton Hobgood to dismiss the charges, defense lawyers said Miss Little was given lie detector tests within the past 30 days by two polygraph .specialists. • "The results of said tests prove that Joan Little was truth/ul about her account of events on the night of Aug. 27, 1974," the defense attorneys said in an affidavit attached to the motion. The defense also contended that District Attorney William C. Griffin had agreed during a pretriai hearing-last April to dismiss the first degree murder indictment if three polygraph tests showed she was telling the truth. The attorneys said the defense was to arrange for twot>f the tests, which it had done, and that Griffin was 1 to have arranged for the state to administer the third test, but had not done, so. Judge Hobgood gave Griffin until Monday to respond to the motion. Miss Little, a 21-year-old former construction worker, has admitted stabbing jailer Clarence Alligood 11 times" with an icepick at the Beaufort County Jail in Washington, N.C'., lasj August, but has maintained that she killed him to fend off a rape attempt. Alligood's body w°as found in her cell nude from the waist down, except for socks.' M'an Critically Injured When Truck Slams Into Freight Train TONICA, 111. (UPI) - William Peterson, 29, of Wiriona, was critically injured Friday when his semitrailer truck slammed into the second car of a Burlington Northern freight train at a crossing just northeast of here. Police said the collision derailed the car that, was struck, but no one on the train was injured. .Police said the ; crossing was marked. 1975 DEMONSTRATOR SALE SAVE HUNDREDS OF DOLLARS NOW! 1975 FORD GRANADA 2-DR. GHIA No. C-798. It's a beautiful dark brown metallic in color with a beige vinyl roof set off with a deluxe beige cloth interior. Equipped with 302 Cu. In. 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