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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - January 11, 1967, Tokyo, JapanStokley Carmichael left chairman of the student nonviolent coordinating committee and Julian Bond conduct a news conference in Atlanta after Bond was seated in the Georgia legislature. A Radl photo Bond takes House seat in Georgia Atlanta a. A rep. Julian Bond a negro and Central figure in a Stormy controversy Over Vietnam policy took his seat monday in the Georgia House ending a year Long fight in which he twice was barred from the legislature. Bond 26, a Democrat from at Lanta stood with a group of other legislators including three other negroes. Holding up his right hand Bond swore that he was Nota member of the communist party As did All the others. There was not a Ripple of opposition sharply contrasting with the scene a year ago when Bondas asked to stand aside As other lawmakers took the oath. But at least one Rural legislator rep. James Floyd walked out of the chamber in a silent protest. I Don t want to be associated Vith a Man who does t know whether or not he will commit reason Floyd said. He took the oath later with another group. Bond was seated under a court decision of last december. The High court Hel that he was not disqualified be cause of his statements . Involvement in Vietnam. American motors executives quit Detroit a Robert a Evans Board chairman of Amer ican motors and Roy Abernethy am president both quit Mon Day. Roy d. Chapin or. Was name chairman and chief executive officer and William v. Lundenburg was elected president and chief operating officer. Am said that Evans move Wasan outright resignation while Abernethy retired As Nien will remain As directors of the United states fourth largest Auto firm. Abernethy 60, became eligible for retirement in september after an automotive career of Over 40 years. Evans 57, was catapulted into the no. 1 Job at am last june less than four months after he be came the firm s biggest single stockholder with holdings of over200,000. He and Abernethy fought to re verse am s sagging fortunes in the automotive Market but the firm s sales decline continued de spite their efforts. Am produce the rambler automobile. Am s Assembly lines were closed monday for two week to permit an adjustment of sales to demand the company said. Chapin 51, was named executive vice president and general manager of the automotive Divi Sion last september. There were frequent report that the 57-year-old Evans a de troit millionaire did not agree with Abernethy who had been am president since gov. George Romney of Michigan gave up the Job in 1962 to enter politics. Thai Premier reveals 2 raids by red terrorists Bangkok a thai prime minister Thanom kit Tik Achorn said monday two incidents have taken place Dur ing the past week Between communist terrorists and Secu Rity forces and both sides suffered casualties. He told his weekly press conference that on Jan. 3 at Surat Thani in Southeast Thailand a police patrol clashed with terrorists at ban a san District. He said the terrorists fled but the police patrol found blood in their Trail. There were no casualties on the govern ment Side in this incident he said. Thanom said the other incident took place Jan. 4 at Pla Pray District in Bakhorn phanom pro Vince in Northeast Thailand when a 4-Man police patrol was am bushed by 20 terrorists. Two policemen were killed an the two others were injured. One terrorist was killed. During the same period tha Nom said Security forces have terrorists in other three others sur captured 23 areas while rendered. In Kuala Bumpur Malaysia meanwhile diplomatic sources said the chinese laotian an vietnamese communists Are work ing out plans to step up guerrilla warfare in northeastern Thailand up reported. The sources warned that 1967could see major communist actions in Thailand. They said Large quantities farms ammunition and other material needed for guerrilla War fare were being quietly slipped into Northeast Thailand from communist China North Vietnam and Laos through the Jungle covered areas Gas blast injures 400 in Brazil Santos Brazil up a Cook ing Gas storage tank exploded before Dawn Here monday injuring an estimated 400 persons 43 of them seriously. The explosion which severely damaged a two Square Block area occurred when a steel platoon the tank shot upward and knocked Down a 6,000-Volt High tension wire. The resulting Sparks triggered the explosion. The blast took place in an old residential area in the heart of this port City of 300,000. The tank was eight blocks from the busiest docks in latin America. Hundreds of terrified resident fled into the Street in their night clothes. Many of the injured were trapped in the ruins of their Homes. A nearby children s Home was.,destroyed but 19 babies inside escaped with cuts and bruises. Blizzards Block Europe roads Chicago teachers win $500-a-year raise Chicago a the chicag teachers Union sunday night called off plans to strike the City s elementary and secondary schools monday. Union president John e. Des mond said the Board of Educa Tion agreed to meet demands Dis cussed earlier in the Day during a bargaining session with mayor Richard j. Daley. Desmond said the settlement was a $17 million package that would insure a $500-a-year raise for every teacher. The Union had demanded a $50 million in Cleveland mean while also called off their strike which had been scheduled for monday. The Ohio City s Board of Educa Tion still faces two other strike executive Secretary of the Cleveland teachers assn., Gen mag said the strike was called off because the Board of Educa Tion has agreed to further negotiations on teachers salaries an to set a bargaining election in the near rival Cleveland teachers Union however has asked Mem Bers to endorse a strike for Jan. 19 if the Board does t agree to it salary requests. School custodians also have threatened to strike. Compiled from a and up Many villages in isolated parts of Eastern Europe were Cut off monday following heavy weekend Snow according to radio reports. Reports from Hungary an Czechoslovakia said hundreds of Miles of country roads were impassable. Another menace was from starving Wolf packs. Radio Sofia reported there were so Many i Southwest Bulgaria that teams of Hunters were being organized. In Yugoslavia More than 300trucks, a train and 10, passenger buses were reported trapped Sheavy Snow continued for the third straight Day. In Sarajevo 40 inches of Snow was measured the highest in 20 years. A passenger train with 200 Pas sengers was marooned 45 Miles from Sarajevo after a coach de railed. Britons shivering through Winter freeze blamed for four weekend deaths were warned monday to expect More Snow ice sleet arid frigid temperatures. The temperature dropped to Zero in usually Balmy Terni Italy and this Man found that the Best Way to keep warm was by draping mattress Over his shoulders. Up radio photo Snow plagues Mexico Monterrey Mexico a the worst snowstorm in memory hit parts of Northern Mexico Mon Day almost isolating the coun try s most important norther City stranding s p m e motorists and causing fear for the safety of residents in crudely built Homes in some slum areas. There Wesmore than three feet of Snow on the ground Here. Pacific stars & stripes of wednesday Jan. Ii 1967

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