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   Thomasville Times Enterprise (Newspaper) - March 15, 1971, Thomasville, Georgia                                 I  I  •h  VOL. LXXXII-NO. 63  TEL. 226-2400 — P.O. Box 650  THOMASVILLE, GEORGIA 31792 MONDAY AFTERNOON, MARCH 15, 1971  14 PAGES DAILY EXCEPT lOc PER COPY  SUNDAY  Times-Enterprise Changes Over To 'Offset'  SPOTLIGHT  On The CITY  By ROY TREFFTZS  Firemen Answer Four Fire Run$  Thomasville firemen made four fire runs Sunday, two of them to false alarms.  At 4:46 p.m. a false alarm was turned in for 404 Var-nedoe St., the other at7:09 p.m. for 1111 Wright St. Firemen found no fire at either place.  At7:37 p.m. firemen were called to 101 Junius St., where a guest in the home of Roy Trefftzs inadvertently dropped a butane cigarette lighter and it rolled under a sofa, catching the bottom of the sofa afire. It was out when firemen arrived. Damage was slight.  At 10:50 p.m. a house caught fire at 404 Fern St. Damage was minor and the cause of the fire was still under investigation today.  Seven Accidents, But No Injuries  state Patrol here reported only seven minor accidents on highways in the four-county post area, none with injuries.  School Newspaper Highlights^  Out at Susie Dunlap School, 6th graders are putting out their own newspaper, printed by pupils in 6-4. It even has a crossword puzzle.  Items such as these appear:  "Over at East Side School, where the 5th graders go, the teachers there are giving points to the pupils. At the end of 6 weeks you get your points. If you had enough you could buy extra recesses or a kick at a girl or anything. I wish we could dothathere. Guess whatl'dbuy. RandMalone." Or this, under jokes:  "I knew a guy that was so tall, that if he fell down he was out of town."  "President Lincoln married a woman named Mary Todd. She came from a high-class family and was very snooty. Some one asked President Lincoln why the Todds spelled their name with two ds, Lincoln replied: 'Well, one d is good enough for God but the Todds need two.''' Or this:  Spiro: "Mr. Nixon, what do you think of your foreign affair?"  Nixon:"!?&!" How would I know, I've never had one before." Or this:  "Did you know the astronauts space suit cost $175,000 each?"  "Gee, I wonder how much it cost to clean them." Or this:  Girl: "You remind me of the ocean." Boy: "Oh, wild, restless and exciting?" Girl: "No, you make me sick." Those are by Charles Miller.  Million Dollar Motion  Interesting note left over from last City Commission tneetihg:  Utilities Supt. Roland Clayton was explaining the ffoject for sewers in the city which is being shared on a 50-50 »sis with the federal government which granted the city 463,000. The total amount comes to $1,037,000 for the MToject, Clayton informed commissioners, and he needed a notion to make the deal legal.  Mayor Lilly made the motion, saying: "I've always van ted to make a million dollar motion."  Meeting Set On Road Priorities  . County Commission meets in special session at 10 a.m. ?uesday to complete the road priority lists to be sent on to he State Highway Department.  A session of the City Conunission originally set for onight to hold a public hearing on the Urban Renewal jToject was delayed at Urban Renewal Department's •equest until next Monday night, the regular meeting of the lommission.  At the same meeting the City Conunission is expected to ipprove the city's new budget and later City Manager Juford McRae and Police Chief R. T. Alley are expected to mnounce pay raises for policemen and firemen and to an-lounce the some promotions in the PoUce Department to fill 'acMcies.  Nine-Year-old Hit By Truck  Cynthia Diane Wonley, 9, of 602 W. Jackson St., was lightly injured when struck by an auto at College and ackson Sts. at 4:14 p.m. Saturday.  The driver of the auto was Gary E. Barber, Inman Lane, 'atrolman Robert H. Barrett, who investigated, said the giri 'as crossing at the intersection and was struck by the right •ont fender of the car.  She was taken to Archbold Memorial Hospital for samination and treatment of abrasions on the face and ear lit was not admitted.  our Mishaps In City  Four other minor accidents were reported in the city er the weekend.  At 8:18 p.m. yesterday at Jackson St. and Hadley Alley, tos driven by Thomas E. Lanier, 402 Warren Ave., and aineth R. Bonner, 204 Robin Hood Dr., collided. Patrolman irray Bishop said no one was injured. Both treated.  At 3:08 a.m. Saturday James Madison Addison of Idosta lost control of his vehicle and it struck a gas pump Red's Truck Stop on U.S. Hwy. 84. No one was injured, d Patrolman B.J. Butler who investigated. At 6:18 p.m. Saturday at Madison St. and Albany Rd., tos driven by Walter E. Strickland, Rt. 2, and Mayfield ijors, Melrose Plantation, collided. Patrolman Bishop d no one was hurt.  At 4:35 p.m. at Hansell St. and Smith Ave. autos driven Adolphus Bass of Atlanta and Helen H. Hearid, Rt. 2, lided. Patrolmen Louis Jackson and David Alien said no ! was injured.  By L. EDWARD KELLY Editor,  Thomasville Times-Enterprise Nbtice something new. . . and different?  Today's edition of the Thomasville Times-Enterprise marks a milestone in this newspaper's . history: it has been produced by the "offset" method of printing, the most modern, sophisticated method possible today.  All future editions will use the same procedure, basically "photographic reproduction". Many "bugs" in the new  operation are yet to be worked out, but the emphasis is on high-quality printing and clarity of photographs.  It has been a rough weekend for all departments of the newspaper, especially the mechanical, as they closed out the old method of "letterpress" printing and changed over to the new process.  While they continued to produce the daily edition, they had to learn the whys and wherefores concerning offset.  THERE'S BEEN no advance ballyhoo on our part, although  we are proud our newspaper is now being printed by space-age techniques. Coming soon, in addition to black and white pictures, will be plenty of photos in full color.  Many changes will be noted in today's edition ... and you will be seeing many more. We think all them will enhance the newspaper's appearance for the enjoyment of our readers.  The Timfes-Enterprise always has been a highly progressive newspaper — endeavoring to stay in step — or ahead of — changing times and new  printing methods. Offset is just another of our "great steps forward" — a desire to give our readers and advertisers the finest product possible.  As a result ol the dramatic change-over, today's edition was late going to press. For this we apologize and ask your forebearance.  IN MAKING the change-over to offset, the Times-Enterprise has closed down its own mechanical facilities. It has contracted with a new company, known as Kelbro Printing Company, Inc., to produce the  finished product.  Kelbro (for "Kelly Brothers") is a new corporation, located at Madison and South Streets, in a remodeled building originally built for and occupied by the old Crystal Ice Company.  Kelbro, an independently-owned firm, has been designed and equipped as a "central" printing plant. It plans to print other newspapers, periodicals, circulars, tabloids and similar business, in addition to the daily-Thomasville Times-Enterprise.  KELBRO'S OWNERS are  Daniel L. Kelly, président; and John D. Kelly and L. EiJward Kelly.  They are also the principal stockholders of the Times-Enterprise Company, which publishes the Thomasville Times-Enterprise, of which L. Edward Kelly is president and editor, and John D. KeUy is secretary-treasurer and ad-vertisine director. Formerly, Daniel L. Kelly was circulatioa manager of the Times-^ Enterprise and continues as one  (Continued on Page 8. Col. 3)  Club To Sponsor Petition For County Wet-Dry Vote  Liberation War Path  CAMBRIDGE, MASS.: Boston Record-American photographer Stanley Forman felt the wrath of a woman liberationist while covering their seizure of the Harvard University School of  N. Viets Launch Heavy Attacks  On S. Viet Base  HAM NGHI, Vietnam (AP) -North Vietnamese troops launched heavy artillery and tank attacks against a South Vietnamese base in Laos today and threw up a wall of antiaircraft fire against U.S. helicopters supporting the base, field officers said.  Day-long ground fighting was reported Vk miles southwest of Fire Base Lolo, the headquarters of the South Vietnamese 1st Infantry Division's 1st Raiment. The base is about nine miles southeast of Sepone.  One U.S. helicopter was shot down and several others were hit. But sources said American gunships knocked out seven enemy medium tanks six miles north of Lolo after the tanks opened fire on the base with 85mm cannon.  Officers said two 150mm artillery pieces at the base were slightly damaged.  Brig. Gen. Pham Van Phu,  commander of the 1st Infantry Division, said the North Vietnamese were moving two regiments into the region around the base. Asked if he thought they would attempt to take it, Phu said, "No, but they will try to do something south of Lolo and they must move some troops south of Lolo to defend Highway 914."  Lolo is east of winding Highway 914, one of the main arteries of the Ho Chi Minh trail, and is the main operating base for South Vietnamese troops sweeping the westernmost section of the highway.  Officers said û)lo was hit with about 3(X) rounds of 85mm artillery, rockets and mortars Sunday night and today. Initial reports said three South Vietnamese were killed and six wounded, but at least a score more wounded were unloaded from helicopters at Ham Nghi, a forward base on the border.  LAOS DRIVE - WASH-INGTRON: Adm. Thomas Moorer, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Sunday the South Vietnamese strike in Laos is "just about at the peak," and has "severely disrupted" North Viet-nam's military operations. He said the operation was "well worth the cost in equipment" and casualities and the "damage suffered by the North Vietnamese was significant." (UPI Telephoto).  Summation Underway At  FT. BENNING, Ga. (AP) -The prosecution urges upon the jury today the conviction of Lt. William Calley Jr. in the slaying of Vietnamese civilians at My Lai.  The start of summations by Capt. Aubrey Daniel comes on the third anniversary of the day that Calley received his instructions for the next day's fateful assault on the hamlet.  The 27-year-old, balding first lieutenant is charged with the premeditated murder of not less than 102 "Oriental human beings."  But the trial judge ruled Sunday Calley can be convicted of murder if the jury finds he killed even a single ene of these.  The penalty for premeditated murder is life in prison or death. The jury of six officers also could return the lesser verdicts of guilty of unpremed-iatated murder, which has a maximum sentence of life imprisonment, or voluntary manslaughter with a maximum of 10 years.  Judge Kennedy at first had also included involuntary manslaughter with a maximum of three years but reversed himself.  The jury could also find Calley innocent on any or all of the four specifications: that he killed 30 at a trail intersection in the village, 70 at a ditch east of the' village and caused the death of a child and a single  male dressed mont-Iike in white.  Daniel will recount the testimony of nearly 100 witnesses over the trial's four-month span.  Defense lawyer George Latimer, the 70-year-old former judge of the U.S. CX)urt of Military Appeals said his summation will take two to four hours. Daniel has the option of following Latimer with a closing summary.  The combat-experiaiced jury of one colonel, four majors and one captain will receive a long list of instructions from Judge Kennedy Tuesday or Wednesday, then begin deliberations in al2-by-27 foot room a few steps . from tihe court chamber.  ________  ^^^ . ByROY'niEFF'nES  Thomasville's newest fraternal organization, Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie 3427, has voted to attempt to secure necessary signatures on petitions to call a referendum on the wet-dry issue.  This was announced today by James E. Murphy Jr., Eagles president, and Gary Mo(h%, ' secretary. They §aid Ihe vote "■10 was taken at the last miieting of  the F.O.E. last Thursday.  want to stress, how," said Moore, "that we do not favor .(» disa|:^rove of leigal  ___ liquor in Thomasville.  "We feel it is an cxceUent  ^^^EMiroUHHMBB^^ei^^^HP^Mi project for ourneworganiiation  because voters of both Democratic and Republican  Design building. The group seized the building March 6 and ^ch a^referemlim  renamed it "Women's Center." The University presented them He said officers of the local  with a restraining order last Tuesday, which they have ignored. club have conferred with  Photographer Forman (L) is chased by one girl who had tried to J^yc^ leaders in Bainbri^  prevent him from taking pictures of tneDuiiaing; wresTiea TO rne and Decatur County which  ground ( C) and surrounded by a few more of the girls (R). (UPI irgTtaeSSSrJ^  I eiepnoTO} gg^jm^g petitions to get the  _ _ m^ A issue to the voters.  I ^^ m m m ^T ^^ m^ ■ ^^ wA ^^ ^^ estimated  l\l mA# I B n ^ I ■■ W1 cost of printing petitions to get ~  I ^ ^^ WW I I I ^ I I I into the hands of th(! 13,692  registered voters in Thomas  ■ ■ # ■ If ■ County would be about $3,000. ■ A A ^^ I & 0m gf^ ip Moore and Murphy said today  n IM IW K 1 ^ I the General Assembly passed a  ■ ■ ■ ■ ^ ^^ ■ ■ ^ ■ bill before adjourning Friday  which makes it possible for  , , , , . , cities to vote individually on the  BELFAST, Northern Ireland wmgs of the outlawed Irish Re- wet-dry issue. This now makes "  (AP)-Fresh explosions and the publican Army—IRA. it possible to hold such a  find of ammunition intended to An Engwned clay products referendum only inside  fit sophisticated Soviet and Chi- factory which recently laid off Thomasville apd does not in-  nese automatic weapons iso workers was bombed early elude the whole county,  brought new tension to North- today in a rural area 30 mUes "This would cut down on the  ern Ireland today. from Belfast. The plant was ex- costs," Murphy said.  Security forces acting on a Pensively damaged but there Under the city option bill it  tip, unearthed 4,()00 rounds of wbuld be necessary to contact  bullets for submachine guns Three young British off-duty only the 7,549 registered voters  and some for the russian Ka- unarmed soldiers were murder- lis^ imide the city limiji^.  lashnikov rifle which has been f ^"d their bodies piled on a Of this number, 35 ¡^r cent .  used by the North Vietnamese •«"^ly lane 300 yards from the must sign petitions askmg for  in Indochina. The cache was wet-dry vote on tliie issue,  found at a deserted farmhouse amounts to 2,642 registered  outside Belfast. INSIDE... voters according to fijsures on  "It is a most sinister haul," a the official registration list at  security officer said. Abby...:.....................5 the Courthouse  The ammunition appeared to Crossword....................5 ^^^^whil h^J"^,  have been manufactured in Comics.......................5 Lh^^S^  France, or at least packaged Editorials....................4 members and about eight who  there in aprofessionaEner Horoscope....................4 have jo^^ charter  Two terrorist blasts further Heloise.......................2 was issued Jan. 5, said the dub  plagued the royalTster™ Markets.....................12 .s emphatically « not tatog  LbularyandtheBrStroops Obituaries....................8 ^''^f^J^Jif  caught between both the Prl Sports....................10-11  testint-dominated government WantsAds................12-13 initio  and the Roman CatLic minor- Weather......................8  ity as well as between rival , Women'sNews .............2-3 mumty to help us brmg tbe  (Continued on page 6, col. 3)  Galley's Trial ^  Beginning this evening, they killing of women and children,  will be sequestered for the first It took Charlie Company four  time since the trial started hours to sweep through the  Nov. 12. hamlet, a collection of straw-  Calley was the leader of the thatched huts. The soldiers en-  1st Platoon, which carried the countered not the^h Viet  brunt of Chariie Company's as- C(Hig Battalion, but unrei^itjing  sault on My Lai, a hamlet old men, women and cbSdrea.  thought to be bristling with the Tliere was testimony they w«a  renowned 48th Viet Cong Bat- screaming to tb^ deatte after  talion. - being herded to the intersection  He testified he stood with the and the ditch,  rest of the company in the Calley conceded that he or-  fadinglightof March 15,1968, to dered his men to kill at the  receive orders for My Lai from ditch but said it was on Me-  Capt. Ernest Medina, the com- dina's specific orders. He de-  pany commander. nied being at the trail inter-  The lieutenant and several section or even knowing where  others testified those o-rders in- it was.  eluded the killing of every liv- Galley's claim of obedience to  ing thing in My Lai. Medina orders will be one of the mat- LT. WILLIAM CA'LLEY  said he specifically forbade the ters for the jury to consider. .. .Trlal>lears End   

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