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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 20, 1976, High Point, North Carolina Weather showers tonight detail on Page 7a 92nd year no. 80 the High Point Enterprise Cau us circulation. It Lulf classified ads 119-4177 other dept. 1894 Iii High Point n. C., saturday afternoon. March 20, 1976 32 pages daily 15<, sunday it rhodesian Black nationalist Leader Joshua Nkomo Speaks at press meet Friday he says prime minister Ian Smith has chosen War after collapse of Reform talks a wire photo Nkomo Smith talks collapse Salisbury Rhodesia apr prime minister Ian Smith and Black nationalist Leader Joshua Nkomo apparently were looking to Britain today to help resolve Rhodesia s crisis Over White minority Rule following the collapse of talks Between the two leaders shortly after the talks on a new Constitution for Rhodesia broke Down. Smith urged Britain to a a actively assist Quot in resolving the crisis. He was expected to expand on his Appeal and the reasons for the collapse of negotiations at a press conference scheduled later today. Nkomo questioned about Smith s Call said a a this is what i have always maintained. It is nothing new. I have always said the British must Call a constitutional the 59-year-old Leader of the Domestic Wing of the african National Council charged Friday that Smith had a chosen War by refusing to agree to majority Rule in Rhodesia where 274,000 Whites Rule 5.7 million Blacks Britain is considered the Legal ruler of Rhodesia de Pite Smith s unilateral declaration of Independence from British Rule in 1965. Nkomo suggested after the collapse of negotiations that Britain should use Force to bring about majority Rule in the country. He blamed the failure of negotiations on the fact that Smith would Only concede a Transfer of Power to africans after to or 15 years. The Anc wanted the changeover to take one year Smith said the talks collapsed because the Anc was demanding that his government a surrender its authority last month Britain sent an envoy. Lord Greenhill to Rhodesia but so far has not committed itself on whether to take a practical initiative in resolving the crisis the rhodesian Herald said in an editorial today that Smith clearly could not accede to Black majority Rule in one year it termed Smiths Call for British assistance a a starting Point a adding that a an end to talks would not end uncertainty. We still have to find a Way of living the chronicle of Bulawayo described the breakdown As a a thoroughly discreditable achievement a saying that All Smith and Nkomo achieved was to prolong uncertainty a with All its shattering the breakdown in talks comes at a time when Rhodesia is facing a growing guerrilla War along its Border with Mozambique some 1,000 guerrillas Are already inside the country and a further 4,000 to 5,000 poised to strike from bases in Mozambique and Tanzania Wallace visiting triad today by the associated press president Ford began a Daylong Campaign swing through North Carolina today by declaring he a does no to care Quot if Ronald Reagan Abandons his quest of the Republican presidential nomination. I the president made the remark to newsmen As he arrived in Charlotte for a breakfast meeting with supporters and a speech to the future homemakers of America. Ford also planned stops in Asheville Spruce Pine and Hickory. Ford and Reagan Are on the ballot in the state s presidential primary next tuesday. Meanwhile Jimmy Carter acting and sounding like a front runner left the state with a prediction he would win the democratic balloting. Reagan the former California governor spent a Good part of the week in North Carolina waiving off forecasts that his Challenge to Ford was near an end. Black candidate May announce Cincinnati a delegates to the National Black political Assembly awaited word today from . Rep. Hon Dellums d-calif., their Choice to head an Independent presidential Campaign. Dellums refused to comment on the nomination by the Assembly s executive Council but said he would inform the 3,000 delegates of his decision in a speech today. The convention is laying the groundwork for an Independent political Force which will operate beyond the november general election. An Assembly official said the convention was also tentatively set to hear from its first Choice for president Georgia state sen. Julian Bond who voiced doubts about the effectiveness of a third party Effort and declined the offered nomination. The Assembly a executive committee withdrew the nomination of Bond and turned instead to Dellums from californians 8th congressional District. The 40-year-old Dellums was elected in 1970 and serves on both the armed services and District of Columbia committees of the House of representatives. The Assembly s candidate will also have the support of several other groups which make up the National committee for Peoples politics. The committee consisting of 51 per cent Black representation and 49 per cent third world and White representation will run the Campaign. At an organizational meeting several weeks ago the committee received letters of support from such groups As the War resisters league the american Indian movement and the third world women Alliance leaders said. The committees director of Campaign strategy vowed that the Independent presidential Campaign would not fade and its support swing to the democratic party. A we Are not deluding ourselves with the old myth that the democratic party is the lesser of two evils a Meta Gulizi Sanyika said Friday trying to reverse Early Pri Mary losses Reagan scheduled Campaign stops today in North Wilkesboro. Kinston and Asheville on the democratic Side Alabama gov. George Wallace was to Campaign in High Point and Greensboro Carter left the state Friday and did not plan to return before the primary while three others on the democratic ballot Washington sen Henry m Jackson Arizona rep. Morris k. Udall and former Oklahoma sen Fred Harris concentrated their work elsewhere. There was other activity on the political front today a gov. David Boren sought support for Carter As Oklahoma a democrats prepared today to pick 28 of the 37 delegates the state will Send to the National nominating convention. Boren announced his support for Carter thursday predicting the sex Georgia governor would win a majority of the delegates. A Carter Wallace and Jackson were to learn How Many delegates they will get from the March 9 democratic primary in Florida the state party a rules committee makes the official apportionment of Florida a 81 convention delegates based on an accountants application of certified election returns. Greg Farmer the party s executive director said Fri Day that the official breakdown May differ from calculations made by the candidates themselves or the news Media. But he acknowledged the National election service breakdown of 34 delegates for Carter 26 for Wallace and 21 for Jackson was a pretty confident of his strength in North Carolina Carter campaigned Only two Days during the final week while Wallace his principal opponent arrived in the state tuesday and was to continue seeking votes up to election Day. Carter in his speeches made Little mention of Wallace. But Wallace blasted away at Carter accusing him of lying and changing his stand on issues travelling Between Wilmington and Raleigh Carter did mention to several reporters that he May not oppose Wallace in Alabama in May when democrats there choose their National convention delegates. Carter said he does t want to a rub his nose in it any further a Wallace finished ahead of Carter in Massachusetts primary. But since then Carter has won in Florida and Illinois. Wallace meanwhile continued his attack on Carters credibility. During a speech in Winston Salem Wallace produced a copy of an Atlanta journal article of june 1970 quoting Carter As saying he would support a National ticket of sen Hubert Humphrey and Wallace the Alabama governor said Carter claims now he never supported Wallace. He told the crowd the article was proof of the former Georgia governors duplicity in Raleigh Carter said he vaguely remembered telling a reporter that a Humphrey Wallace ticket would be popular in the South but added Quot i never supported Wallace and i never George Wallace president Ford noncommittal about Reagan Charlotte a president Ford declared today a i really Don t care whether Ronald Reagan Abandons his quest for the Republican presidential nomination Ford made the statement in response to a question As he arrived in Charlotte for an intensive Day of campaigning for votes in North Carolina s presidential primary next tuesday. Ford hoping that North Carolina s primary will put an end to Reagan s presidential bid. Has put his future Campaign schedule on ice until Reagan a course becomes Clear aides said. Ford has Only one Campaign trip on his schedule following his Day Long Effort in North Carolina. Tuesday s primary is the last in which Ford and Reagan will meet head to head until Wisconsin on april 6 Ford plans to Stop in Lacrosse wis next saturday on his Way Back from Campaign fundraising events Friday in san Francisco and los Angeles if Reagan continues his Challenge after tuesdays balloting where Ford is expected to win Ford aides say the president might make a return visit to Wisconsin in Early april the president contends that further Republican primary Battles with Reagan could Hurt the cop in november and his backers have stepped up the pressure on Reagan to give up the Challenge publicly Ford has said that Reagan must decide for himself whether to remain in the race for the Republican nomination. But Fords supporters led by North Carolina gov James Holshouser orchestrated another Effort Friday to help Reagan make up his mind Holshouser and Washington gov Dan Evans both Ford backers issued simultaneous statements that they and seven fellow gop governors urge Reagan to get on the Ford bandwagon two of the governors listed said they never endorsed the statements. Reagan deflected the Calls for his surrender. Saying they came from Ford hackers who could not be expected to do otherwise in a filmed television interview Friday with a group of North Carolina broadcasters Ford said a the Republican party because ifs a minority party can to afford the luxury of a rupture that would not be healed in time for the november election. A the longer this contest with Reagan goes i have to be very Frank the More Likely that divisiveness might Ford who has beaten Reagan in every gop primary so far said. A i Hope and Trust and i believe that the challenger will remain a Friend Quot regardless of the outcome a in another interview made Public by the White House Friday Ford said he had not instructed his people to sound out Reagan about a possible withdrawal. But he seemed ready to Welcome such a development saying All republicans have to maintain a posture that the one that wins ought to be welcoming the one that loses Back on the team and the one who loses certainly ought to be in a position where he can join the Ford scheduled appearances today in Charlotte. Asheville Hickory and at a Small Rural Airport on the Boundary separating Avery and Mitchell counties. Jury ponders decision in Patty Hearst Case san Francisco a in room 19007, a comfortable conference Roo in on the 19th floor of the Federal building seven women and five men Ponder the Fate of Patricia Hearst for five hours and 15 minutes Friday they deliberated surrounded by a Mountain of evidence spilling from tables and chairs they planned to resume today their attempt to unanimously agree on a verdict in miss Hearst a trial for Bank robbery. They intended to work through the weekend if necessary dist judge Oliver j Carter sent the eight week Long trial to the jury Friday six months after miss Hearst a capture Here ended a 19-month Odyssey through the revolutionary underground he instructed them for More than an hour on the complexities of the Case he told the jury it must decide whether miss Hearst intentionally joined her sym ionese liberation army captors in an april 15, 1974, Bank robbery the defendant said she was ordered to participate or be killed by the terrorists who had kidnapped her feb 4. 1974 Carter scheduled deliberations from 9 a m. To 5 p in daily and then for miss Hearst and others the tense wait began sitting in a Small holding cell one floor above the jury room the 22-year-old newspaper heiress Chain smoked cigarettes she nervously took from a beige coloured Woolen sack Carter remained in his Chambers the prosecutor atty James l Browning jr., worked in his 16th floor office and chief defense attorney f. Lee Bailey retreated to the Nob Hill hotel where he has been staying a one Block from the Hearst family apartment other defense attorneys remained in the building occasionally visiting the defendant. A behind the facade of bravado she s nervous like any other defendant a Bailey told news reporters in describing miss Hearst s emotions at she awaited the verdict. During the final hour of the trial Friday the defendants Mother. Catherine Hearst burst into tears and dashed out of the courtroom escorted by a Federal marshal. A it s just you know sort of the end of the line and she got upset a said miss Hearst s father san Francisco examiner president Randolph a Hearst. Carter had cautioned the jury not to allow a sympathy prejudice or Public opinion Quot to influence its decision. A if the accused be proved guilty say so Quot said the judge. A if not proved so guilty say so a he emphasized that Quot it must be proved that the defendant acted intentionally in committing the acts miss Hearst sipping water stared at the judge almost constantly and did not see her Mother s emotional exit from the locked courtroom 27 minutes before the Case was committed to the jury presence not known children die in flames what s inside amusements11a Bridgeta classified ads 13-16a crossword a editorials4a obituaries.3a sports.8-10a television Section b weather.7a Oxford a firemen battled a Blaze at a five room House Early today unaware that six unattended children a ranging in age from 9 months to 12 years a were inside All six died. Firemen said they fought the Blaze for about 45 minutes without knowing that anyone was inside or even that anyone lived in the House the children s parents were not at Home. The dead children were members of three families police said the parents had left their children in the House while they were at a local nightclub. Patricia Jackson the dispatcher for the Oxford police department said the parents a were forming some Type of music band she said the Home was owned by Norris Latta estranged husband of the Mother of one of the victims. Officers said they were not certain How Many of the families lived in the House but said some were apparently just visiting firemen from the Oxford Volunteer fire dept who responded to the alarm about 1 30 a in. Found the fire out of control. Officers said the fire began in a portable Heater which burned the living room floor below it. Identified As the victims were Maxine Gooch 12, Janet Gooch 7, John a Gooch 8, Jerome Miles 9 months Belinda and Teresa Taborn Ages unknown Quot nobody believed it at first because none of the neighbors said anything about people being in there. It appeared to be unoccupied. It looked like a new House Quot said Al woodies an Oxford fireman and also station manager of radio station we by in Oxford. A but when we got inside we saw it was occupied and when firemen reached the end of a hallway at the Back bedroom we found the bodies a woodies said. Miss Jackson said a Man who appeared to be intoxicated told firefighters that two children were inside the House she did not identify the Man firemen said the Blaze began in an invented Oil Heater. Authorities rated the fire accidental. Woodies said fire did not reach the room where the bodies were found. The bodies were found lying on the floor of a bedroom near a window and All six appeared to have been overcome by smoke and intense heat he said. The Home was a Frame Green and White Structure in a new Section of the town police said All the parents were taken to Granville county Hospital where they were treated for Shock. Woodies said he believed the parents worked in Mills in the area. Oxford is located in Granville county 15 Miles from the Virginia line and 41 Miles from Raleigh

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