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Pacific Stars And Stripes (Newspaper) - May 23, 1983, Tokyo, JapanMonday May 23, 1983 Pacific stars and stripes Hooks from Page 1 Wilson told the St. Louis Post dispatch that she would have no comment on the reports that Hooks has been suspended. The seeds of the suspension were sown last month at a Board meeting in Jackson miss., according to the Washington Post. At that meeting Wilson presented the Board with a statement Conten Ding the organization was poorly run the Post said. She proposed a plan to get handle on the administrative and operational issues of the association by hiring an administrator responsible for the Day to Day operations of the association the newspaper quoted unnamed sources As were indications that if the matter of whether Hooks should stay on is brought before the full a act Board Hooks would win a vote of Confidence. Board member Ben Andrews of Hartford conn., said there is Broad support for Hooks on the 64-Memberboard. I m hearing that some action was taken against Hooks by an individual Board member said Kell Alexander or. Of Charlotte n.c., vice chairman of the Board and president of the North Carolina a act Branch. The Board of directors has not acted on or. Hooks. So far As i am concerned he is still Alexander said a special boar meeting would be held soon about the Hooks , 58, a Baptist minister from Memphis succeeded Roy Wilkins As a act executive director in 1976. Civil rights observers say Hooks has pushed the a act to a higher profile during his tenure than at any time since the integration struggles of the 1960s. Hooks has used his skills As former banker judge and Baptist minister to prod the organization to speak out on subjects ranging from jobs to nuclear he was appointed executive director Hooks said we re no lon Ger arguing about Riding in the Back of the bus but being the bus Driver Orthe president of the bus during Hooks tenure the organization has negotiated several fair share agreements under which industries would guarantee jobs and business opportunities for Blacks. The Edison electric Institute an the american Gas association acting on behalf of the electric and Gas utilities signed agreements Worth $1 billion with the group in october1982. The agreement guarantees More jobs senior management positions and Board of directors slots for Blacks in the 300 to 400 Utility companies around the nation. Another agreement was signed with Walt Disney studios As the a act sought to negotiate Guaran tees of More acting roles and production jobs for organization won a landmark supreme court decision last summer when the court upheld the right to use Boycotts As an economic weapon. The a act had been sued by Mer chants from port Gibson miss., in an attempt to collect damages because fan organization led Boycott. Hooks Drew Public attention in1977 when the a act criticized the Carter administration As having a overemphasis on the group called for the development of nuclear Power because it said it feared restrictions on development would Hurt the Economy and Cost Black people during Hooks tenure the a act has been embroiled in a Lega dispute with its old ally the a act Legal defense and education fund Over the use of its initials. A . District court judge in Washington supported the a act s Contention that the defense fund was not entitle to use the initials. The Case is being was the first Black judge of the Shelby county criminal court i Memphis Tenn. While serving there he was nominated by then president Nixon As the first Black member of the Federal communications com Mission. Hooks roundly criticized candidate Ronald Reagan in May 1980 for declining an invitation to speak at then Acap s National convention and warned Reagan that a decision to write off the Black vote would have tragic later about Reagan Hooks said i like him very much. I have nothing against him. In fact i m trying to organize a lot of folks to Send him Back to California. Let him live a Long and useful life in the Golden Benjamin Hooks Hooks honed his oratory in the pulpits of the Middle Baptist Churchin Memphis where he served from 1956 through 1964, and at the greater new mount Moriah Baptist Church in Detroit where he served from 1964until 1972. He was an assistant Public defender in Memphis for four years and is co founder of the Mutual Federal Sav Ings & loan of Memphis. He served on the National Board of directors of the Southern Christian leadership conference the Tennes see Council on human relations and the Memphis and Shelby count human relations commission. At Public appearances Hook usually is seen wearing a Large Gold Seal proclaiming him a lifetime Mem Ber of the a act. Doz from Page 1 storms chief . Command Dele Gate on the commission said the charges of armistice violations that have been investigated have been found to be false. The others will be investigated he said. Then he added since the Earl years of the armistice agreement the vast majority of incidents allegations and charges have originated in the this despite the fact that the Doz was specifically designed As Buffer Between the two sides to prevent confrontation tension an hostilities. Today the Doz is not the Buffer it was intended to be. In fact the Doz itself is a primary source of confrontation tension and hostile demilitarized zone stretches across the Waist of the Peninsula extending i14 Miles on each Side of the line of demarcation. It was established under the armistice that ended the fighting in the 1950-53 korean within the de militarized zone has progressed tothe extent that heavily armed person rear adm. James g. Storms Iii Nel from the two sides occupy hardened and fortified positions within a few Hundred meters of one another storms said. Thus there is no 4,000 meter Buffer zone As was intended and directed by the armistice agree storms said a recent defector fro North Korea an army Captain who had been stationed in the Doz told the . Command this month of extensive illegal fortifications barriers electric fences mines and combatants in the Northern half of the Doz. The defector capt. Shin Jung Chul spent 12 of his 16 years in the North korean military on the Amzand was chief of staff of. A or Forth korean civil police battalion when he defected. Storms said. Storms said Shin estimated that there Are 18 heavily armed fortified guard posts inside the Northern Sec Tor of the Doz in a single division area and each guard Post has 36soldiers assigned for a total of 648 figure totals More than one half the 1,024 men authorized in you Side s entire portion of the Doz storms Admiral added that Shin said North korean weapons in the do include hand held surface to air mis storms said that if the convergence of forces is permitted to continue in the Doz and both sides forces continue to move close together we can anticipate that the frequency and severity of incidents will increase. Our two sides must act now to prevent this. The time is far overdue for both sides to do something about the storms proposed again that use remade of the Neutral nations supervisory commission a Csc to Check the situation in the Doz. The com Mission made up of Sweden Switzer land Czechoslovakia and Poland was set up under the armistice As a impartial investigative body. Their integrity is highly regarded by both sides storms said. They can be made available to further Thebes interest of both sides if we agree to use , i propose that the military armistice commission empower the a Csc to inspect the Doz or As a beginning a portion of the Doz and report to this commis Sion on exactly what is also said the . Command will Call soon for a special negotiating meeting of the armistice commission to discuss demilitarization of the Doz. From Page 1 but the Money was never spent because the administration could not meet a congressional requirement that Washington and Cairo sign a agreement permitting . Use of the base. The army requested $53 million for Barrack Sand other improvements at the installation but Congress did not approve it said a spokesman forthe army corps of engineers John Jones. Another $96.3 million had been requested by the administration for the coming year. That request has been withdrawn. The late egyptian president Anwar Sadat agreed in 1980 to let . Forces use Ras Banas As a staging area diplomatic sources said. President Hosni Mubarak pledged to. Abide by it. But Congress wanted a stronger commitment from Mubarak and in writing. Egypt decided last week to take Over the improvement of Ras Banas because the egyptian government is constrained by Legal and constitutional restrictions related to control by a foreign government of activity on an Active egyptian military base a Pentagon spokesman said. The egyptians concluded during our discus Sions that it would be More appropriate for them to consider funding and construction in this Case he said. The egyptians have expressed an interest in . Technical assistance in this is possible that the . Will contribute funds for some of the construction at Ras

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