NBC Evening News for Wednesday, May 31, 1978
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(Studio) Settlement of Rhodesia by Cecil Rhodes and his British-S. African Company in 19th century noted. Subject of special report is effect of coming transition in government to major rule on wts. that have lived in Rhodesia. England mentioned.
REPORTER: John Chancellor
(Salisbury, Rhodesia) Changes that face wts. in Rhodesia with coming maj. government and incring. demands by blacks for better lifestyles and jobs outlined; white reaction examined. Case of Sam Goza, black man trained as mkting. executive and presently unemployed, given as example of changes wts. will face. [GOZA - has nothing against wts., has always treated them for merit.] Situation of Arcturus general store, owned by Rosemary and Jack Jocelyn, described. [Rosemary JOCELYN - knows Africanization will take place quickly. Says some friends are leaving.] [Jack JOCELYN - says there's really no other place for them to go nor do they really want to leave.] [Mrs. JOCELYN - might as well stay here.] Salisbury Racetrack mentioned. Wts.' lifestyle in Rhodesia and problems this has presented examined. [GOZA - is surprised at remaining good will between wts. and blacks, considering treatment blacks have received in last 90 years Says that if wts. are willing to come down from position of white supremacy to join blacks, then Rhodesia will be showpiece for rest of Africa.] Question of whether or not white man can become partner with black man stated; indications from Rhodesia's history and fight of wts. to keep their rule that this won't be possible noted.
REPORTER: Garrick Utley
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