Laurel Leader Call, March 24, 1971

Laurel Leader Call

March 24, 1971

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Laurel Leader Call (Newspaper) - March 24, 1971, Laurel, Mississippi 60th YEAR, NO. 7! TELEPHONE 428-0551 LAUREL, MISS., WEDNESDAY, MARCH 24, 1071 PRICE IO CENTS INDICT TRIO ON ILLEGAL DRUGS KED CROSS BOARD mem bors are shown with their guest speaker. From LEFT, Wally Rahaim, chapter chairman; Ralph Hays, master of ceremonies; Charles Pickering, incoming chairman; Thomas Dunn, guest speaker; the Rev. M. L. McCormick Jr., incoming vice president; Woody Rogers, incoming treasurer. (Leader-Call Staff Photo) U. S. Forces Evacuating Khe Sanh Dunn In Praise SST Ballot For Red Cross To Be Close “The Red Cross is an army of volunteers that marches with help and service instead of with guns and ammunition,’’ said Thomas Dunn, Meridian Attorney Tuesday night at the annual dinner meeting of the Jones County chapter of the American Red Cross. Speaking before an overflow crowd, he said “Life is a dreary and drab place without the Red Cross.” Red Cross was born out of the solicitude for soldiers wounded in battle in 1863, he continued, and people took time to do something for the wounded. This involvement grew and in 1881 Red Cross was chartered by an Act of Congress. It has grown ever since and has given renewed courage and strength, he continued, encompassing a range of mercy and service in all fields of endeavor. Red Cross is the second largest blood gathering agency with over three million units of blood collected, Dunn said. “What motive has inspired people to leave their homes and their businesses to do volunteer service, except the Divine Spark of God’s finger that has led us and will lead us into the future,” he stated. He reminded his list eners of the blood shed “by Christ for all mankind so we might live”. “All of us can and do turn to Red Cross for help which is never refused,” he cotinued, saying people think of Red Cross first whenever disaster strikes. He remembered how quickly Red Cross moved onto the scene during Hurricane Camille and more recently after the tornados in the Delta. Share In Work “All of us who are permitted to share in its work have been blessed,” he told the volunteers. “Surely there is a reward — not a material one — but a reward that will lie within ourselves and one that the mind of man will never encompass,” he concluded. Dunn was introduced by Hor- ' Continued Un cage I we WASHINGTON    (UPI)—The Senate, its members subjected to one of the most intensive lobbying campaigns in memory, decides today whether to continue government financing of the controversial Supersonic Transport Plane (SST). The 100-member Senate appeared split squarely down the middle in advance of the 4 p.m. EST vote. Battling for the faster-than-sound airliner were (Continued On Page Two* Judge To Name New Trial Site JACKSON, Miss. (UPI) — A Hinds County Circuit Court judge is to announce later this week the new location for the murder trial of Mrs. Carolee Biddy next month. Judge Russel Moore Tuesday granted a defense motion for a change of venue for the April 5 trial. He said he would announce a new location Friday. Defense attorneys filed the motion for a change of venue Monday after the state Supreme Court declined to order that bond be granted in the case. The court upheld a lower court decision and denied a motion seeking to have Mrs. Biddy released on bond pending the trial. America's Infant Death Rate Drops WASHINGTON (UPI)-Amer-ica’s infant death rate, long a cause of debate over health care for the poor, dropped to a record low in 1970, the Health, Education and Welfare Department (HEW) said today. The death rate for infants under one year of age. estimated from a national sampling of death certificates, was 19.8 deaths for each 10,000 live births in 1970, compared with 20.7 per I .OOO in 1969. President Proposes New Volunteer 'fiction' Agency WASHINGTON (UPI) —Pres-1suggested in a speech at the ident Nixon proposed today a University of Nebraska last BURIED IN BILLS? LOOKING OVER THE im- pressive list of awards received at the Mississippi DEGA Clubs convention in Jackson are Watkins students Mark Rigdon, LEFT who was elected state DEGA president, SSI Grandparent? Retired    ^ CnniA, i.Pmnr,Classified Ad. and I hav new volunteer agency called year. action, merging the Peace | Nixon    proposed including in nj dig vou out 0f your finan- Corps, Vista, and a number of the new agency these present    * lesser-known federal programs groups: Volunteers in Service such as the Teacher Corps and Foster Grandparents. In a special message to Congress, the President said Senior the new agency would tap Service    Corps undeveloped potential of Amen- Executives, Executives, Ac-cans who would like to live Corps of Executives, Office volunteer their service.    of Voluntary    Action and    the “America must enlist the Auxiliary and Special Volunteer Ideals, the energy, the exper- Programs of the OEO. ience and the skills of its people 1 Nixon    proposed that the new on a larger scale than it has agency,    which would have 1,683 ever done in the past,” Nixon I employes and would be indepen-    _ said “We must insure that dent, begin life with a budget OflZTT    I    ~T    ~ these efforts he used to $176.3 million, including $156.3 With    only    2    inset tions Mr. B. sold maximum advantage.”    million already earmarked    for; Ii is    Honda    and had extifl The message filled in    the    the various    groups, plus    an    Let    me dig you out! Call today details of the volunteer agency    additional $20    million to pay    for    (or    an ad    representative to help consolidation which Nixon first I innovative new programs.    (you.    _ cial hole by selling your extra household goods for quick cash! the re-cader - Call Volunteer Program!J*    ™ of    waiting    tor such things as bikes, ■    I    clothes, hobby equipment, fishing reels, camping gear and all sorts of things Dial 428-0551 now and start converting your no-longcr- needed articles into cash! HONDA '70' I,ike new I 700 actual mile* Blue and gie\ Priced for quick kHle BHK) Dial 000-0001). TO OPERATE STATE SCHOOL House OKs S3,667,391 Funds For Ellisville JACKSON, Miss. (UPI)—The Other money hills gaining The Senate also boosted the legislature’s fiscal leaders said final passage in the upper allocation for educational tele Tuesday they felt confident the chamber included a $4 million vision from $2 1 million, as House and Senate would cut appropriation to provide grants passed by the House, to $3,040,-back on spending measures to in aid to municipalities for con 987 avoid leaving the state with a struct ion of pollution control fa Major appropriations passed deficit balance in 1972.    lenities and $1,000,060 to various!by the House Included aid to Both chambers concentrated counties to defray one half of j u n i o r colleges, $10,349,987;; on passage of appropriation local administrative costs in stale Tax Commission, $4,446 -bills Tuesday with the Senate!voiced in the federal food 315; Ellisville state school, returning to work at IO a in. to stamp program.    $3,667,391; East Mississippi day and the House at 2 p m, The Senate voted to Increase state hospital, $3,068,620; * iii-, The allocations were passed the general fund allocation for versily of Mississippi modo a following reports that the state support of vocational and tech school, $3,147,788; state pointed already may he in serious dan nical education from $9 8 million Mary, $2,88a. 569, and Research ger of exceeding available reve to nog million The bill mustdevelopment Center, noes during the 1971 72 fiscal gn back to the House for con Y*12 364 SAIGON (UPI)—South Vietnam withdrew the last of its army and armor from Laos today, leaving only a small rearguard of marines in the final phase of the controversial drive against the Ho Chi Minh Trail. Americans began pulling out of Khe Sanh as Communist tanks and infantrymen neared the border of South Vietnam. U.S. air strikes destroyed four North Vietnamese tanks and damaged two today, but U.S. helicopter pilot 1st Lt. Erick Heintz, 25, of Spokane, Wash., said in Khe Sanh, “the way the Communists are moving they’ll be on top of this place In a week.” In northern Laos, 400 miles north of the 45-day-old South Vietnamese operation, a Laotian military spokesman said heavy fighting broke out today only half a miie north of the airfield at the royal capital of Luang Prabang. Twenty-five American dependants were flown out earlier but King Savang Vatthana stayed on despite what spokesmen called a “critical” situation. Sinatra Will Teach, Write PALM SPRINGS, Calif. (UPI)—Frank Sinatra, an often stormy and controversial performer during his more than 30-year career, announced Tuesday he is retiring from show business to write and teach. Sinatra, 55, said he hoped to spend more time with his family, his close friends and perhaps “writing a little bit.” He said he had no plans for future motion pictures, television or recording activities. “I’m retiring from public; The R H. Watkins High life,” Sinatra told his family School DEGA Club walked away Tuesday in a letter, copies of with the top honors at the an-which were sent to several nual state convention in Jackson friends. He also said he would including being named the Chap-(Continued on Page Two) ter of the Year and a Laurelite na.*.,, -;■>>:«&: m JKx..    I    elected state president. Laurel won the most first I place awards than any other chapter in the state with eight out of 18 events. All first place winners will attend the 25th National DEGA convention in San Antonio, Tex. April 15-21. A junior at Watkins, Mark Rigdon was elected state DEGA president for the coming year while another Laurel student. Mike Daughtrey, was namedi state DEGA sergeant-at-arms. Ricky Warner won first place for sales demonstration. He is an employe of Montgomery; Ward. Reno Miller, an employe of Lawrence Drugs, won first place for her manual on mer-| chandising information while! first place awards in the studies in marketing manuals were won FRANK SINATRA    bv Wanda Caldwell and Debra LUTE NEWS FLASHES Asks Recognize Red China WASHINGTON (UPI) -Sen.[recognition of Red China and George S. McGovern, D-S.D., a admission of the Communist Probe Brings First Results The first break for law en-Hive Capt. Thomas Segrest of forcement officers in Laurel I the Laurel police department and Jones County in their crack- and Chief Deputy Sheriff Bill down on the sale and distribu- Brownlee. tion of narcotic drugs in the Dozier was arrested around area came Tuesday afternoon 2:20 p. rn. at his place of pm* with the arrests of three young * payment while Sumrall, a stu-rnen following their indictment dent at the University of South-by a Jones County grand jury. <>rn Mississippi, and Hutto were I Ins was the lone indictment! arrested at their homes, returned after the jury re-con Dozier and Surnrall were ar-vened tuesday to continue its raigned Wednesday morning be-probe into crime rn the county fore ,ludge Hester and they en-Circuit Judge James Hester rn |cred pleas of not guilty. Their his charge to the investigating bond f,as been set at ‘ . . , <u ,  — -  - $10,000 group on the opening day of the    ea(.b    Arraignment    of    Hutto    was current term told them to check    postponed until he    could    confer into the drug problem in the    with    his attorney. county.    |----- Jack B. Dozier, 22, Route 2, Laurel, Gary Richard Sumrall, 19, 823 North 14th Ave., and John William Hutto, 20,    712 West 21st St., were indicted on charges of selling and delivering narcotics. Their indictments came following an intensive investigation by the Lau-j rel police department and the Jones County sheriff’s office.! They were arrested by Detec- and Mike Daughtrey, new state DEGA sergeant at arms. Laurel was named outstanding chapter of the year and received seven other first place awards. (Leader-Call Staff Photo) Laurel DECA State’s Best TV A To Build Nuclear Plant In Iuka Area WASHINGTON (UPI) — Four sites in Mississippi, Alabama and Tennessee are to he acquired by the Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA) for construction of nuclear - powered electricity generating plants. Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss., In making the announcement, said LOS ANGELES (UPI)-The the JVA board of directors had jurors at the Tate murder trial authorized acquisition of the were under bailiff’s guard again *our sites. today after Charles Manson He said present plans call for threatened “murder and (two atomic energy plants in Al-bloodshed” if he gets the death abama, one in west Tennessee penalty.    and one in northeast Mississippi Judge Charles H. Older about IO miles north of Iuka on ordered them sequestered and the eastern shore of the Yellow locked up nightly in a hotel lest Creek arm of Pickwick Lake, they read or hear about Stennis said the TVA plans to Manson’s warning before they construct one plant each year reach a verdict in the over a four-year period, punishment phase of the trial. “It is my understanding that The 36-year-old convicted the Mississippi plant is to be murderer made his remark to the second facility constructed. Deputy District Attorneys Vin pending special design and en-(Conunued On Page Two) gineering studies.” Guard Manson Trial Jurors Leggett for service industry; Kathy Hicks for food industry;; Cliff Padgett for automotive-pe-j troleum industry; Evelyn Brun-' cr and Rebecca Johnson for va-! riety store area; and Mary! Ann Wash for department store area. Watkins also won three second place events with Ron Gas-(Continued On Page Two) WEATHER Partly cloudy north today otherwise mostly cloudy through Thursday. Scattered showers tonight and Thursday. Highs today in the 50s north and 60s south portion. Not quite so cool north and central portion tonight. Lows tonight in the 40s north and 50s south portion. A little warmer Thursday with highs 18 to J i Temperatures recorded in Laurel for the 24-hour period ending Wednesday, 7 am., were: High. 56; Low, 43; at 7 a m., 44; no rain. Wind at IO a m. was northeast I IS mph Average annual rainfall in J Laurel: S8.8 Inches. Rainfall to date: 17.08 inch- I es. Claims Nixon Will Honor Commitments To Thailand By MIMS THOMASON President of United Press International BANGKOK (UPI)—Prime Minister Thanom Kittikachorn said today President Nixon has given him “clear and firm [assurance the United States; will honor its commitments to Thailand But Thanom, in an Interview with UPI, said the United States was withholding the increased aid to Thailand called for under the Nixon doctrine. “Instead of an increase there; has been a decrease," Thanom said. “Your leaders are with j holding logistical support.” Thanom was one of the first national leaders to publicly support the Nixon doctrine, which calls for nations such as Thailand to do their own I fighting with economic and] military assistance from the United States “We agree with the ideas embodied in the Nixon Doctrine.” he said “Thailand has i been practicing the policy of self reliance for many years. We have never asked for American troops” He said that if the Nixon Doctrine is to he operable small nations such as Thailand must receive “material, economic and logistic support from advanced countries like the (Continued On Page TW#' Family Spat Is ’Serious' MENLO PARK, Calif (UPI) —Flossie L. Dean, police said, had a spat with her husband. She poured scalding water over him, heat him with a tire iron, then set the house on fire. Walter Dean, 28, was .treated at a hospital and released. Mrs. Dean, 27, was charged with attempted murder and arson. Police said they had had a “serious argument." presidential candidate, intro dined a Senate resolution today calling for United States Nations. government to the United Report Ship In Distress NEW ORLEANS (UPI)- The West German freighter Nord haff caught fire in the Gulf of Mexico 120 miles south Mobile, Ala least one man and injuring four others, the Coast Guard report-; J od. Twenty two persons were today, killing at I reported aboard the vessel. Rogers To Meet With Senate WASHINGTON (UPI) —So Senate Thursday to discuss the (•ret ary of State William I’ Rogers will meet with entire membership of the Middle East situation, Senate the leaders announced today. year if all expenditures pending currenee. are finally enacted at their maximum level*. The Senate handled several large appropriation measures in eluding filial legislative appro va TODAY'S HUMOR of a record high $147 I million Tho House voted not to eon our with Senate changes on a hill to increase the salaries of I state highway patrolmen Rep. Storting Seabrook of Tunica said the Senate had gone too far by increasing expense accounts A man’s career usually prog for th* stat* * public achool j»ya ,esS('* ‘n direct proportion to the |or patrolmen in addition to tats Urn    j    disappearance    of    bu    hair.    ling    their    pay. Judge Compliments Calley Jury FT. BENNING, Ga (UPI)—    testimony    today and    were Jurors in thc    Mv Lai    ‘‘mn I    complimented bv the judge for martial of LU William L t alley 1 Jr. heard more re reading of their painstaking deliberation. Begins Forming Government BELFAST, Northern Ireland began forming a government to (UPI)- Newly    elected    Prime    [“restore    confidence” in    the Minister Brian    Faulkner    today    troubled    province. THE BEACH IS WHERE THE ACTION IS Although Pastel Is still several days away, the beach at Ft. Lauderdale, Fla , is already ‘wall tow all* with *lu- dents. The first Invasion from the north arrived last weekend, and practically look over lh* beach. Student* have made this area an Easter meeting place for more than a decade. (UPI Telephoto) ;