Thomasville Times Enterprise, April 9, 1971

Thomasville Times Enterprise

April 09, 1971

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Thomasville Times Enterprise (Newspaper) - April 9, 1971, Thomasville, Georgia ®i)omaöb(Ue nterprtòe 82nd Year, No. 85—12 Pages Tel. 226-2400 - - P.O. Box 650Thomasyille, Georgia 31792, Friday Afternoon, April 9, 1971 D/iily E:«rept fiunrioy 10c Per Copy SPOTLIGHT On The CITY By ROY TREFFTZS Schoolyards Deserted With .school children out of classes for the annual Easter holiday, the schoolyards seem deserted today. Jerger School Principal Lucile Jerger said she was well pleased with the response of parents and many persons, who do not have children in Jerger, who appeared to inspect the building and visit classes during open house they had there on the last day of school before vacation began. She said she was surprised at the large number of parents with children who will enroll in the first grade next fall. "All of them seemed interested in the classrooms and the teaching methods," she said. She said the two places which attracted the most attention were the two new portable classroom classes and the auditorium where the fourth grade classes were jammed together until the portable classrooms arrived recently and were put into service. Garbage Cans, Flags Ready Garbage cans and American flags to be given away to residents of the Spring Cleaning 1971 area around Susie Dunlap School have been assembled and ready for staff Photi^Roy Trefftzs Gene Walker (L), Howard WIfh Cans, Flags distribution on cleanup day, April 17, said David Howard, project director. They are stored at Dunlap School headquarters for the project. Two Fires Reported Two fires were reported in the city in the last 24. hours, the first fire runs since Monday. At 12:25 p.m. a grass fire at 108 Augusta Ave.,was extinguished and at 1:31 p.m. a woods and grass fire on Pinetree Blvd. near Magnolia School was put out. Newcomers Meet Changed Thomasville Newcomers Club is changing its meeting place next week to the Fellowship Hall of the First Baptist Church instead of meeting at the Thomas County Federal Savings and Loan Assn., officers announced today. The meeting is set for the night of Thursday, April 15. They will hear Dan Trout of the Thomasville-Thomas County Chamber of Commerce, and Mrs. Katherine Knapp talk about the 50th annual Rose Festival coming up soon. Trout, will discuss the various way the chamber publicizes the Rose Show and Mrs. Knapp will review shows of the past and give a preview of what to expect this year. Two Minor Mishaps Two minor traffic accidents were reported in Thomasville yesterday, city police reported today. A county school bus, driven by Charles William Eddings, Rt. 2, Thomasville, backed into a parked car owned by George Lassiter, 500 Junius St., at 7 a.m. in the 200 block of N. Madison St. No one was injured and damage was slight, Patrolman C.R. Goff reported. At 5:43 p.m. autos driven by Graham Nelson Myers, Thomasville, and Eunice D. Bozeman, Rt. 2, Thomasville, were in collision at Broad and Munroe Sts. Damage was slight, said Patrolman B.J. Butler who investigated. Truck Overturns On U.S. 84 In the county, State Patrol reported a truck loaded with concret blocks overturned on Hwy. 84 near the home of Rep. Henry Russell but damage wa? slight and nobody injured. Name of the driver was unreported. Only one other minor accidents was reported in the four-county district served from the Thomasville Post. Trooper Magazine News In the last issue of The Trooper Magazine published bv the Georgia Department of Public Safety was a picture of GBI Lt, T.R. (Buck) Bentley of Thomasville, district supervisor of 11 counties in this area of Georgia, being presented with the Peace Officer of the Year by ' Fire Chief l.D. Golden at the Exchange Club here several weeks ago. , , • . ' In other news)» little items sent in by the magazmes rcpocter here, Sgt. C.W., Greer, commander of Thomasville State Patrol Post 12, it was announced that Trooper Vince Fallin is back at the Thomasville Patrol and that David Fielding was shifted to Trooper (Continued on Page 12, Col. l)fHearing Requested ^ On U.S. War Policy WA.SHINdTON ÍAP) ..... Ton tioii of Calley's memoirs cn- ^^ House Democrats, termini; tilled; "Lieutenant Galley: His ' Pre.sident Nixon's intervention Full Story of My I.ai and Ex- in the case of Lt. Willaim I., elusive Account of the Trial to Calley .Jr. a "temptation to- .lohn Sack." ward demagogy," have called The book, to be i)ublished for a congressional hearing on .Sc.'pt. 1.'), is an expansion of a Vietnam war policy. scries of articles on Calley and "We believe this is a matter My Lai written by Sack for Es f^.i ■ ^ ' •■ -, '■■■iu-'i of highest national policy con- quire magazine. '......, ' f - " ""'^Ììt' and that the facts should : •• ,, i / ■ be fully aired at the congres- CÎ «ää« «aää. -..... vi -i«^ k ; -/'i^ sional level," they said in a |"|i1Qfir@ /■^l' .statement Thursday. E ^^ _ " The nation must look beyond M the Calley ca.se, they said, and yç- / military policy and con- ^^ B^w s í'j^r;-lÄ^'*'- ' duct of the war with such prin- « b ..««g:.^ _______ ciples as "free-fire zones." ^I^^IICfilHi í ■fi'-»'^^« ' ' éÊÊÊ^ifi^ In the meantime, they said, './ s«ssa j W^m^m Nixon's announcement that he pun aDEI PHIA (AP) - ^ fc m,. -f „ ■ -^PIP^^ will make the ultimate decision Two fonner financial officers of ' ~ ««»i««.-« - - - - ..... - .iWM^oto' Galley ^ase "has impaired the Penn Central, a former ^ ' ^ o. r-. n 1= A r^N, c V/. T-r u A K.^c Am Wall Street investment banker ..... RIFLE-READY S.VIET HANGS ON and lessened any respec , and two companies have been ' '^^Jfi' .. .'Copter Hovers Near Tan Canh may have gained as a result of accused by the nation's biggest . V . . ^ these proceedmgs. railroad of secretly manipulat- T^^^^é ^jrn^é We consider the President s ¡„g Penn Central resources for IQlCIST L#QT6 ^©T mtrus.onatth.ssageasanex. their personal gain. - , B^^m^ V^B tremely .mproviden executive Their actions resulted in huge -"'.^W. ... ...«B ■ ' a ^ financial losses and drove the ' ^ mm IñiSJ MMm A mjam ^Tf ' ^ r'' ermmatmg into reorganization un- - , yj n W ITIiCJ FQ WfllS f i'upreme Court considera- ^^^ fédéral bankruptcy law, " WIB tion^ a civil complaint filed Thürs- « As wc have seen, the temp- rtav in ll s ni<;trirf nrmrf ^^ WASHINGTON (AP) - The Later,press secretary Ronald ,ation toward demagogy even SL d White House and the .Senate's L. Regler told reporters "I aff^^ts the high office of the The i/iant transnortation firm top Republican have split publi- think it would be mcorrect to presidency," the statement seeks SverTT^^^^^^^^^^__ cly on whether President Nixon say at this time that the Presi- - iXrsTosXrou^h th^C a^^^ ^mÊÊÊÊimimÊmmm^^mF - á^- has mdicated a target date for J-t as a spec, ic date that he Calley was found guilty at a S'eon^acy ^ ,uPae,ep.o,o, Se^píí^ilTnÍLrtrsU" - dollar amo^t was spelled POPE RECREATES CHR.^^^^^^^ Pa., and Democratic Whip Rob- The Pennsylvania Republican ¡„g „f at least 22 Vietnamese Na^ed in the action were' " ' " ^ ° ° ert C. Byrd both say they be- made clear his belief that Nix- civilians three years ago at My -DavidC. Bevan, Gladw^ne, O^^ ^ D^. . I I/I I ^^Jl^ lieve President Nixon Lai. Pa., fonner chainnan of thè r OPB "0111 VI LOOOS tal withdrawal by Jan. 20, 1973 the bnefing. The 10 signing the joint state- p.^^ Central finance com- f^^ " ^^ the last day of his current I am more pleased by what ^jj^^t are Reps. Phillip Burton term. . I heard in the briefing," than in and Don Edwards of California, --^William R Gerstnecker Cmmi^immmm OSA^^ But the White House said the the speech, he said. , john Conyers of Michigan, Bob phiiSphTa fonnïïS Cen- LSfOOO rrlOOV KlTBS President has no specific dead- Byrd, who along with House Eckhardt of Texas, Don Fraser raUreaiu^r ■■■WWJ M line Speaker Cal Albert was one of of Minnesota Henry Helstoski ■ Oi rt Scott and Byrd said in sepa- the two Democrats at the brief- „f Jersey, Robert Kasten- ^ ^ former l^^.'r ^"P® priesthood to the betrayal by rate news conferences Nixon ing, conveyed a similar impres- meier of Wisconsin, Edward T p'ont (F Tfasted and said no Mass^todsy Judas. _ ^ gave them the impression of sion. Koch and William F. Ryan of Z T New York brXi^ as Chnstians around the world The Pope called the defectors having a final Vietnam pullout "He (Nixon), did not state a ^gw York and Abner Mikva of u"„ ' oroKerage j^^^efj GooJ Friday ceremo- "these runaway brothers" and date when he briefed congres- definite date," the West Vir- minois r^o ni il r« -, Ponncviv, "'es commemorating the cruci- said "They have abandoned sional leaders prior to his na- ginia Democrat said, "but I in other developments: fixion of Jesus. and scandalized" their commu- tionwide address Wednesday had the very definite impres- -Viking Press, Inc., has giv- u hJp „h r^ After eariy morning prayers nities and accused them of night. Sion from what was said that en Calley and writer John Sack „rc^ 'A' 'V' chapel the "vile earthly motives." That briefing also prompted the Présidait has adatein a $100,000 advance for publica- f'Sn^T^^ Pope s schedule included an "Among the personalities of Republican Sen. Mark 0. Hat- mind." brother uavia, a ia\^er, is sec- afternoon ser\'ice in the Basil- the Last Supper we cannot for- fieldof Oregon, a longtime crit- , , n ^^Tw . rff ica of St. Mary Major and the get Judas," he said. "The près- ic of the war, to attack Nixon. ^^ked if the date was by the (NSIDE... . i -I ' or- annual Way of the Cross pro- enee of the traitor weighs on Hatfield said he got no such h'® '^rm, Byrd repHed gan, Inc., which under Hodge s ^.g^sion by Candlelight at night, the heart of the Master. Who impression in listening to Nix- "I think that is substantially Abby...................i direction acted as principal m During the service at St. cannot but feel a shiver in his on's speech, adding "It is very ™rrect as I understood the Crossword.............5 vestment adviser to Penn Cen- Mary Mapr the pontiff was to heart at the grave and terrible poor for the President to I^'resident." ComicS ................5 trai- remove his shoes, kneel three comment of Jesus: it were speak in such camouflaged Ian- Editorials..............4 ""f^ times and prostrate himself in better for that man if he had gW' so that the American Hatfield responded to Byrd's Heloise ................3 f'rej by the Penn Central board adoration of the cross. not been bom.' people aren't quite clear" on comments by noting that Nixon UQroscODB 4 f !i proce.ssion Pope „ ^ », ^ ^ his Vietnam intentions. has attacked proposals to set a ............„ railroad filed for reorganiza- Paul planned to carry a wooden MOSTLY FAIR The White House reacted in- fixed withdrawal date as play- JSf.'^'^®'^ .............. ^ ^ , , cross from the Colosseum to Cnmract ic Inr mnctlw itially to Scott's comments with ing into the hands of the ene- Ctoltuarles.............12 "Defendants employed the ruins of the Temple of , _l-orecaST IS tor moST^ a reference, to the President's my, Hatfield is sponsoring an Spqrts ................8-9 deceptive practices and secrecy Vcnus. fair SKies through the speech in which he rejected amendment to force all U.S. Want Ad S...........10-11 to avoid detection, and thef At Holy Thursday services, weekend,. With Warm setting'a fixed terminal date. troops out by the end of 197L Weattier ........7 fraudulently concealed their .the Pope comparednhe wave of days and mild nights.. 4r ^ ^ XXX Women's News.......2-3 conspiracy and violations, ahe itoman Catholics leaving the Details - Page 7. " " " f f T suit cliargeu. » * . _ suircnangetf. w * * m Jf • ■ J^lf äß^ JLJL Specifically, the defendants _ ^^ | | Viet Conci Scotter Area Churches w ■ " -^BP ■ ■ ^»p ^ -^m ■ ■ -^¡^ a ^^^^ Central, ^^ investments, and particulariy a i ■ A 0 i i ^H odilM A BAA .A. OA ^ Jk JUL^M aI ^ éOb -Manipulating their control d ■ Cl TG d G ■ V I C G S ■ ■ Kl ■ ffH ^ ^ 111 n ■ JUk I Im ■ ft Mr ^ favorable rela I I vi I I i^S^I I ■ mm, I llMlWIm^ tionslups which the railroad. Several area churches will have Sunrise Services iiad with various banks because Sunday in observance of Easter. The following is a SAIGON (AP) - North Viet- sponsored rally of Viet Cong Targets of the shelling at made fy 1m roundup of Sunrise Services: namese and Viet Cong troops defectors in the Mekong Delta. tacks included Da Nang, the Central and deposits mam- —The Thomas County Ministerial Assn. will sponsor made scattered harassing at- South Vietnamese headquar- , . ,, pllfulL, 1,, , k. ^ services at 6:30 a.m. with the Rev. J. Sedwick Wetzell tacks in South Vietnam Thürs- ters said five civihans were grenade and small arms fire -Profit ng by purchases and fpatured sneaker day night and today and kept külcd and 23 civilians and two before the sappers were driven sales of shares^ made by Penn ^L^Orhl^^ llnitPd MPthnriist Thiiroh will UDDressureon two bcseiued al- soldiers were wounded in the back by gunships. Enemy casu- Central through gains, commis- Ucmocnnee UniteO Meinooisi LHUrcn Will lied Serv ^ in the cen- attacks. alties were not known. sions and other considerations sponsor Sunrise Services at 6:30 a.m. The church IS trai highlands ' Alxiut 30 Viet Cong sappers Holloway and Dak To air ba.ses received by themselves and by located one mile SOUth ofOchlochnee on U.S. Highway 19. A U.S. unit was attacked 25 moving under the cover of a in the central highlands, the Pcnphil O).. -Sunrise Services will be held for the Boston miles northwest of .Saigon and mortar barrage attacked troops headquarters of the South Viet- -a-« «-»PA-roe Community at the Massey-Ferguson dealership at 6:30 six Americans were wounded. "f the U.S. 20th Engineer Bri- namese Sth Infantry Division at ÀREA DEATHS a.m. The Rev. T.J. Davis will be the featured speaker. Rockets and mortars hit gade 25 miles northwest of .S;u- Lai Khe 25 miles north of Sai- FiüsAAr«; Frlna R -An Easter Sunrise Service will be held at 6:30 a.m. three allied air bases, a South fn betöre dawn today^ Six gon and the provincial capital c'l' tpr r at Dillon Presbyterian Church, located on Dillon Road. Vietnamese division headquar- Americans were wounded and of Vi lhang m the Mekong Del , . , l'eatured sneakor will be the Rev Archie C Rav ¡ers .Id two Cities. Another at- ¡l-o ^hides w^e d^aged U ^it 1,0 miles southwest of JoUy^ A^e L. ^^^SufS'Í^ ë M^ÏocM cîÏÏÏf Äen^e kick broke up a govei-nment- bv mo,tai, i^,. ku propdkd .Saigon. Parra more, Jack Stmrise Services at 5 a.m. with guest speaker the Rev. D. ^ ÍK -k ^ -k ^ ^ -k Page 12 ¡^^„jroe.AP NEWS ANALYSISN. Viet Offensive Tertned 'Serious' SAIGON (APi The current North Victnaim'.se offensive in the central highlands is "some IhingAerioiis," in the word.'i of one U.S. analyst, covering a much larger area than previous spring campaigns in the vast triborder region wliere Vici nam, Camlwdia and Laos conif together..... It may he an efforl to (iemoii strate I'hat Lam ,Son 71!) the South Vietnamese invasion of 'Lao.s (iidn't seriously imder. mine Hanoi's ability to strike wiien and where it \v;«its to. Instead of concenlratini; their fire (m a'.single position, as at Dak iM^'iiig in lit7ti or Bon He! in l!M>y, Ihe Norili Vietnaiiu'Sf this time appear to be con (iucling an offensive -or the Sfiiiblancc of one across two of \'ietnam's biggest provinces, Konturn and.Plcikii. " Tiieve is tlie-feeling among sonic Americans that the North Mclnaincse will try to take over a (ii.strict head(iuarters in (lie highlands, if for 110 other reason than to prove that' they can do it," sani one .'Vmcrican ()fl'u'l,ll, '.riiey ait.'H'ked Ihe district town ol Pini Niion, in .soutlieni Pleikii Province, last week and came "dangerously close," in the words' of one source, to ovcrrunniuf, the U.S. com-l>iiim(l. At least one American- .perhaps more -was killed The North Vietnaiiiese effort isjirobably a "psycho-iKjlilicitl" one, to tell the people of the re ■gion that .Saigon isn't able to protect them. Pleiku is a vast, mountnous province that is one of least [wpulated and placed l)y U S statistics at or near the bottom ' in terms of guveninient .secur ity. It is a likely pl.nc'e for such an attempt. Its people are [iriniarily highly independent Montagnaril Iribes who don't like Vietnamese and .shun ayegiances. It lacks enough , "internal re sources" -meaning local, troops to defend its. villages and hamlets. Since the U.S. 4th Division pulled out last year, the few Americans in I'leiku are mostly engineers, helicopter units and other sup[X)rt contingents. But except for the attack on i'liii Nhon district town and oth er isolateti clashes, the enemy's pressure thus far has been confined mainly to Kontum Prov nice, another huge rough prov ince just to the north. Kontum was.the province of the Special Forces campsDak I'ek, Dak .Sut, Dak .Scang wliicli came under siege in years past, and of the bloody battH'of Dak To, where on Hill n?.'") in November i%7 alxmt 1(K) Americans were killed in five (lays. This year. Kontum is Fire Hase f>: a dusty, mountain top outpost which helps guard the populated areas against in filtrating enemy troops. • l''ighting has centered at Fire l?ase G since early March.when, according to responsible sources\ a battalion of the South Vietnamese 42nd Hegi-ment wiis "destroyed," and a second ¡battalion was íü) per cent wiped out. Amyrican helicopter pilots attempting t() rescuf; the survi vors told a'story similar to that of the pilots Hying sup¡*)rt in Laos South Vietnamese .soldiers clincing to the skids, overloading, having to be pushed off so the choppers could rise. The commander of one of the dwimated battalions was ordered off a helicopter at gun point. A .small 011&Scout chopper was so burdened with desperate soldiers that it crashcd into a tree while trying to take off. killing one man. Finally an American commander refused to supply,- any mor*; helicopters for the rescue effort unle.ss arined South Vietnamese t)b.servers flew with' them. They didn't fly, ho the helta)pters didn't either. ;

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