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Norwich Evening Sun (Newspaper) - April 5, 1968, Norwich, New York
State education dept. R ejects a Rea school mergers Page 3 weather Clearing and much cooler tonight Low tempera Tures in the upper teens and Low 20s. Mostly sunny saturday with High temperatures from 45 to 50. The e evening Sun Chenango county s daily newspaper Sun spots Sermonetti Page 7 state education dept. Disapproves area school mergers Page 3 explosion damages South Otselic school Page 3. Vol. 78, no. 15 Friday april 5, 1968 Norwich . 13815 8c per copy search is on for Kings Assassin today i round the state around thu it nation around the world Calls for retaliation Washington a Black Power advocate Stokely Carmichael urged negroes today to themselves with guns and take to the streets in retaliation for the assassination of or. Martin Luther King or. Carmichael told a news conference he wants Black America to a kill off the real he said there would be executions in the streets. A when White America killed or. King she opened the eyes of every Black Man in this country a Carmichael said. Carmichael blamed president Lyndon b. Johnson and sen. Robert f. Kennedy in. Y., along with the rest of the nations White population for the death of the Nobel peace prize Winner. A Bobby Kennedy pulled that trigger As much As anyone else a Carmichael said charging the senator had failed to push for prosecution of slayers of negro civil rights workers when he was attorney general. Thieu issues warning Saigon apr president Nguyen Van Thieu has warned the United states that he May repudiate any political agreement on Vietnam in which Saigon has no say diplomatic sources reported today. Thieu summoned the envoys of the Allied governments to the presidential Palace thurs Day to express his misgivings Over the coming . Contacts with Hanoi. Authoritative informants said Thieu told the diplomats that the United states has no right to Dis cuss any political questions concerning Vietnam in its direct talks with Hanoi. Thieu also re emphasized the position of the Saigon government that a there can be no coalition government including the communists in South Vietnam. A Saigon will not accept a separate Viet Cong delegation at any forthcoming peace conference and a Saigon will not accept peace terms which include the neutralization of South Vietnam. American officials said they were not sur prised by Thieu a position and a not necessarily in disagreement with campaigns disrupted Washington a the violent death of or. Martin Luther King or. Disrupted the 1968 political Campaign and some politicians say it could remain a Factor through the november elections. Political leaders expressing Shock and sorrow also stressed the assassination could Spur Congress to pass a pending civil rights Bill. Others viewed the assassination As one More indication of a society too often prone to resort to violence rather than lawful Means to Settle deep problems. The immediate plans of the several presidential contenders were not Clear but it seemed Likely campaigning would be halted for a time. Impeachment is illegal Panama apr in an 8-1 decision Panama a supreme court ruled today that the National Assembly a impeachment of president Marco a. Robles was illegal. The opposition dominated Assembly convicted and dismissed Robles March 24 and then swore in vice president Max Delvalle As chief of state. However the country a 4,000-Man National guard backed Robles and kept Delvalle from assuming office pending the decision by the court which took up the question monday. The guards blockade of the Assembly Hall goaded opposition militants into Brief but explosive disorders. However their efforts to whip up a general strike and civic resistance were met by Public apathy. There was no immediate reaction to the courts ruling which was read to newsmen at i . Partial cessation not enough Tokyo a Hanoi said today the partial cessation of bombing of North Vietnam is not sufficient to show that the United states wants a peaceful settlement. The statement was contained in a commentary of nhan Dan the Organ of the North vietnamese workers Community party which was distributed by radio Hanoi in a japanese language broadcast monitored Here. The article was entitled a the . Has not Given up its aggressive design a the broadcast said. Nhan Dan said the fact that president Johnson promised the Saigon regime Protection in his address of March 31 proved that the . Government had not abandoned its intent of aggression. Johnson ordered on March 31a partial halt in the bombing of North Vietnam limiting strikes to an area South of the 20th parallel. Kennedy urges nonviolence Indianapolis ind. Apr sen. Robert f. Kennedy campaigning in Indiana brought the news to a predominant. In negro group in a playground Here a Martin Luther King was shot and was killed a i had a member of my family the new York Democrat said thursday night a but he was killed by a White screams followed the announcement. In a moving speech Kennedy urged the negroes to strike toward Unity in the country rather than seek revenge. The senator Learned of the slaying of the civil rights Leader with whom he frequently worked As attorney general when his plane landed Here from Muncie. Then Kennedy Rode in a police escorted motorcade to the playground where several Hundred negroes had been waiting in the cold. Apparently not All if any had heard the news As their screams at his announcement indicated. But they listened in hushed respect As Kennedy urged them to forsake the temptation to revenge a Martin Luther King dedicated his life to love and Justice for his fellow human beings and he died because of that Effort a he said. Or. Kings death touched off violence in several cities Otselic Central school principal Lagoe inspects damage to boiler when it blew up thursday after. Sun staff photo noon while students were attending an As Sembly program. Story Page 3. President postpones Vietnam policy talks Washington a president Johnson again held off his departure for Hawaii and called a mid morning White House meeting of civil rights leaders in the Wake of violence erupting after the assassination of or. Martin Luther King or. The White House had no again and the civil rights Lead immediate information about who would attend the session with the president. Shocked and saddened by the murder of King Johnson first postponed the trip to Hawaii thursday night. It was indicated at first Johnson would make the trip Early today. But As violence broke out in Washington and other areas of the nation the trip was held up ers summoned. Newsmen were told thursday night to report at 7 45 . At nearby Andrews air Force base md., for possible departure. But they were told Early today to return to the White House. The civil rights meeting is scheduled for la . Johnson who had originally planned to leave in the Middle of the night for the Hawaii conference had told a National television radio audience thursday night a to reject the violence that brought Kings death. Afterwards press Secretary George Christian quoted the president As saying he would decide later whether to go ahead at this time with the Honolulu meeting. Johnson a initial uncertainty appeared to be dictated by at least three considerations a if the president immediately announced outright Cancella. Tion of the Hawaii conferences this could be interpreted As a sign of panic and perhaps the very violence he was i neighing against. A equally important Johnson apparently did not feel he should carry on business As usual lest he seem callous in the face of an act which vice presi Dent Hubert h. Humphrey said a brings shame to our Humphrey spoke at a demo cratic fund raising dinner which Johnson had planned to address until he got word of the menu Phis assassination. The dinner was called off after Humphrey s statement. A perhaps most important Johnson could not be certain whether the King slaying would produce serious racial violence that would make his continued presence in Washington Pru Dent even though presidential communications permit him to act and react from anywhere in the world. Johnson had planned to make an overnight flight to March air Force base calif., for a break fast meeting with former presi Dent Dwight d. Eisenhower then Fly on to Honolulu. But in mid evening lie put off these plans and issued a state ment read personally on television radio networks which be Gan a America is shocked and sad. Denied by the brutal slaying tonight of or. Martin Luther King. A i ask every citizen to reject the Blind violence that has struck or. King who lived by Johnson earlier had conveyed to mrs. King his personal sympathy and that of mrs. Johnson. Memphis Tenn. Apr the assassination of or. Martin Luther King or. Triggered negro violence a Cross the nation and eau sed president Johnson to delay this morning for these cond time his _ departure for Hawaii. The president called a late morning meeting of civil rights leaders in the White House in the convulsive wave of reaction following the death thursday night of the 39-year-old King. King died in a Memphis Hospital less than an hour after he was shot in the neck As he stood on the Balcony of his Motel Here. Police searched for a White gunman. Johnson originally had planned to leave for Hawaii thursday night and postponed it to Early today then postponed it again for the meeting with civil rights leaders set for 11a.m. At the same time atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark and three other Federal officials were sped Here in an air Force Jet. A Justice department spokes Man in Washington said Clark planned to meet with members of Kings family and with his colleagues including or. Ralph Abernathy and or. Andrew Young. A the also will Confer with Federal state and local Law enforcement officers concerning last nights assassination a the spokesman said. Violence including arson and shooting broke out in several american cities. In Tallahassee fla., police said a White youth was burned to death after a firebomb went off to blocks from predominantly negro Florida a. Amp m. University where earlier Small bands of snipers fired at police. There were no arrests. Police said a White Man was stabbed to death during violence in Washington. A negro died of Stab wounds in Harlem although it was not known if his death was related to disturbances there. Police in Memphis shot and critically wounded one Man after they said he opened fire on them. Two Detroit police officers were shot and wounded while patrolling in a predominantly negro neighbourhood. Widespread looting and arson struck Harlem and Brooklyn s Bedford Stuyvesant Section. More than 90 persons were arrested and scores injured. Angry crowds burned and looted stores in a negro neighbourhood just two Miles North of the White House in Washington. Some 50 persons were injured and 167 arrested. Police in Jackson miss., fired tear Gas at groups of negroes on the Jackson state College Campus. A White owned supermarket in a negro Section was firebombed despite a negro leaders pleas for nonviolence. Disturbances were reported in Nashville Newark Boston and a number of smaller cities and towns. The violence that swept some City streets accompanied the National outpouring of grief and sorrow that followed the death of King the nations leading advocate of nonviolence and a Nobel prize Winner. President Johnson led the nation in mourning and tribute. In a nationwide television and radio appearance he called upon a every citizen to reject the Blind violence that has struck Down or. Martin Luther but the violence flared despite his plea. Gov. Buford Ellington alerted the army and air National guard of Tennessee and ordered 4,000 troops into Memphis and the same number into Nashville. A curfew first clamped on Memphis lifter a King led March turned into a riot last week was reimposed. King was in the City preparing to Lead another March in support of the City a 1,300 striking garbage collectors most of whom Are negroes. His party was about to go out for dinner when King walked onto the Motel Balcony. A and then we heard what sounded like a shot a said the Rev. Andrew Young. A i thought it was a the Rev. Jesse Jackson who was standing beside King said the civil right leaders Only utterance after the shot was a ooh a a the Bullet exploded in his face a said Ben Branch. A it knocked him off his Solomon Jones Kings chauffeur said a a Man in White clothes ran from the scene. Police in Tennessee and Arkansas were looking for a Young White Man who witnesses said was dressed in White and was driving a late Model White car. Sheriff William Morris said the fatal shot was apparently fired from a a Flop House facing the front of the Motel. Police said a .30-.06 Remington Rifle doorway of a building adjacent and a suitcase were found in the to the Rooming House. A the Back window of this Flop House faced the front of the Motel in which or. King was staying a sheriff Morris said. A we feel the Assassin crouched in a second floor window sighted through some Trees and fired the shot that killed or. a the got a straight shot a Morris said. A King was standing on the second floor leaning Over a railing in front of his room. He was talking to two men on the ground. When the shot hit him it knocked him backward. Officers heard the Memphis police director Frank Holloman said the suspect checked into a second floor room Between 3 . And 3 30 . Thursday. A the shot was fired from a common bathroom which was at the end of a Hall on the East Side of the building a he said. A will of god Atlanta a. Apr i do think ifs the will of god a said mrs. Martin Luther King jr., a few hours after the death of her husband. A we always knew this could mrs. King was in seclusion of her Home thursday night receiving Only a few close friends in her bedroom. Friends and relatives greeted the streams of mourners who passed 15policeman guarding the House. The slender attractive wife the civil rights Leader was composed but seemed dazed. She wept occasionally and accepted a few phone Calls one from president Johnson. Mrs. King who is recuperating from major surgery re dined on her bed watching television reruns of High moments in her husbands life. She was Clad in a Rose coloured Robe. A half dozen women friends were in the room with her and three die during violence erupting after Kings assassination thursday violence burst out in cities across the country in the Wake of the assassination of or. Martin Luther King or. As bands of negroes smashed windows looted stores threw firebombs and attacked police with guns stones and bottles. A White Man was stabbed to death in the midst of violence in Washington and a negro died of Stab wounds in new York although it was not known if the latter death was related to the violence. A White youth died in a fire at Tallahassee fla., which police said was started by a firebomb. Scores were injured including about 50 in Washington and several score in new York. Two negro students of Mississippi Valley state College at Itta Bena miss., were wounded by pellets from shotguns fired by Highway patrolmen trying to halt 300 student marchers. Police said shots had been fired from the crowd. Snipers used guns and bows and arrows against police on the Campus of Florida a. Amp m. University at Tallahassee but no policemen were Hurt. Tallahassee mayor Eugene Berkowitz and another City official were treated for minor cuts after rocks shattered the windows of their car. In Detroit two policemen were shot and wounded As they patrolled a negro Section but that City escaped the Street violence that erupted elsewhere. In Memphis where King died police shot and critically wounded a Man they said had been caught behind a store with a Rifle. More than 90 persons were arrested in Memphis and a like number in new York and scores in other cities in the midst of the violence. As word of or. Kings death spread through Memphis negroes in scattered areas looted stores stoned police and fire trucks and threw fire bombs. The violence continued today. National guard troops were rushed Back to Memphis after having been pulled out Only wednesday. Troops also were sped into Nashville where violence flared shortly after the shooting. There were disturbances in Hartford conn., Tallahassee fla., and Monticello and Greenburgh . North Carolina gov. Dan Moore alerted National guardsmen As a precaution against trouble in Greensboro and Raleigh. Scattered gunshots were reported by Raleigh police. There were no reported injuries. New York mayor John v. Lindsay rushed to the Harlem area where he has walked the streets in efforts to prevent violence but was hustled into a car by aides and returned to his Home after encountering unruly crowds. Police officials ordered 7,000 men to remain on duty during the night on the new York streets. The disturbances broke out first in Harlem then spread to Brooklyn a Bedford Stuyvesant Section and nearby Crown Point and Fulton Street areas and to East new York. Widespread looting was reported in a negro Section of the nations capital where stores were broken into along a six Block Section of 14th Street in the Northwest Section. Walter Washington negro mayor of the City said there was a some property damage a but that the situation appeared under control. The police tactical squad eight squad cars and a bus Load of helmeted police men was sent to the area. A crowd of negroes threw stones at six police cruisers near a negro housing project in Bostons Roxbury Section. Cars carrying newsmen were stoned later by angry bands of youths in Roxbury. One fireman and five other persons was reported injured by flying stones. The Kings eldest daughter to Linda 12, in pyjamas and a Robe and with her hair in curlers Lay on the floor watching. Mrs. King 41, was told of her husbands death by mayor Ivan Allen jr., while at the Airport waiting to Fly to his bedside in Memphis. The mayor had driven her and her two eldest children Yolanda and Martin Luther King Iii to to the Airport when he received word that King had died. Allen took mrs. King into a waiting room. She emerged weeping. He then drove her Back Home. At Indianapolis a spokesman for sen. Robert f. Kennedy said Kennedy had chartered a plane to take the King family to Memphis today and return the body to Atlanta. Mrs. King requested that the plane be chartered after Kennedy telephoned to ask if he could assist her the spokesman said. Mrs. King had Long lived with the threat of danger to her Hus band. A we have lived with the threat of death always present a she said after her husband received the Nobel peace prize in 1964. Since 1954, when King began preaching nonviolence As a tactic in fighting segregation she had seen him jailed numerous times stabbed once and threatened often. She was with him in 1956 at Montgomery ala., with their first child when their Home was rocked by a bomb blast. Of the effects on her four children she once said a a in be tried to give them an understanding that their daddy is trying to help people. The two older ones understand. They take great Pride and accept the dangers quite Well. A we All realize that some thing could happen. If it does happen i think it will be the will of god. If it does it would be a great Way to give oneself to a great cause. A but i Pray to god nothing today s chuckle a tolerance is the ability to listen enthusiastically to someone telling your favor Ite Story
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