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   Valley Morning Star (Newspaper) - April 1, 1971, Harlingen, Texas                               that tllleth his land shall have plenty of but he that followe'th after vain persons shall have poverty -Prov. VALLEY MORNING S Your Freedom Newspaper 59th Year-No. 275 'Oc Daily 15c Sunday April 1971 Copyright Freedom Ntwspapcn DEATH leap from the top story of a five- story apartment building in the Back Bay section of Boston during a five-alarm fire early Wednesday. At least four persons were killed in the fire. Fire officials expected to find more bodies. Many of the apartment dwellers were rescued by use of ladders. 26 Pafits Galley Verdict .otests Spreading Across Country Bomb Scare Empties State Capitol By United Press International A man Tues- day called his local newspaper to voice his disgust. was necessary if the war was the man said to the operator at the Val- ley Morning Star. Most Texr.ns at the newspaper office and across the state agreed svith him. individually and col- Tuesday and Wednes- day criticized the court-martial panel at Ft. which convicted LI. William A. Galley Jr. of murder and sentenced him to life in prison for the murder of L'2 Vietnamese at the massacre in My Lai. Individuals in Texas started one man campaigns to lodge their protests. notably the San Antonio Police Depart- tried to use their statute to convince officials the verdict should be overturned. No Longer Available Jack Alinack. an insurance salesman from wrote letters to President Gov. Preston Rep. George H. both Texas sen- ators. the secretary of defense i and the Navy and members of the House and Senate Armed that his son is no longer available as a isoldier. i a result of the court-rnar- jtial of Lt. William Galley I feel my Jon Allan U.S. is no longer obligated to his oath to defend his country' Plane Hijacking Averted By Talk Of Stewardess By UniL-i Press International An Eastern Airlines jetliner with 82 persons aboard was hijacked to Cuba Wednesday but in a 14- year-old schoolboy was talked out of a hijacking by a stewardess who invited him spend the summer with her' family. i The FAA said the Eastern' DCS was over the Atlantic a flight from New York to Juan. when it was ordered to Havana. The jetliner arrived at Havana's Jose .Marti Airport p.m. EST. It was Eastern's flight captained by Ed the fourth J domestic airliner hijacked to' Cuba this year. There was no marshal aboard1 either fact which relieved the stewardess in AUSTIN' bomblcent corporate income tax pro- threat that forced evacuation oflposal by Sen. A. R. the state Capitol Building for more than three hours Wednes- D-Galveston. But Schwartz said the time day delayed Senate plans tojhas come for approval of such launch a major overhaul of a plan. House-passed S-i92 million think bill. with .the present jmakcup of the Senate can But riespile'the adopt a corporate profits sponsors of a move to tack ajhe said. legislators can corporate profits tax on the rev- no longer say we tried and cnue plan officiallys filed theirlH's going to be a vote to put proposal with the committee the corporate profits tax in the yetting up a hearing on the proposal for Thursday. The House Revenue and Taxa- tion sent to subcommittee a proposal by Hep. Honore that would create a stale cor- porate and personal income effective in 1973. i The telephoned bomb forced security officials to evac- ste the Capitol Building noon and stale officials and em Schwartz said his proposal would raise million for fis- cal 1972-73. Ligarde offered his income tax proposal to the House com- mittee as a and bal- anced to new rev- enue. It would levy a 1 per cent state tax on thej amount of federal income paid by Texas residents and corporations. But Ligarde's proposal would not help solve current financial since the state would if the get no revenue for it until Tom Scaly of repre seating a group called Birmingham. are usually kids just out of Vietnam and gunhappy. I don't like mar- she said after she and a ground supervisor talked the schoolboy out of hijacking their jet. The youth. John .Malhcws finally walked off the plane as it sat on the ground at Birmingham car- rying his nickel-plated 25- caliber went to ground supervisor G. P. Busen- lehner's office to surrender. The incident began when Mathews rushed past a gate agent and stormed aboard a Delta Air Lines DC9 about to take off for Chicago with 17 passengers aboard. He drew the pistol and said he wanted to go to He wandered into the and then back to the rear of the plane where he trained his guni on Mrs. W. C. Garrett of1 and said the passengers were his hostages. thought he was said Mrs. Garretl. asked him if he was kidding and he said 'I'm not this is forj At that point Marilyn of the senior walked back and told the boy take them as take i Busenlehner boarded the plane and he and Miss Jordan i talked Mathews into letting the I passengers get off. Then they began a -ID-minute effort to talk out of the hijack. 'His Mistake' tried to talk him out of it but he kept saying it would i be his mistake'' to drop his Busenlehener said. seemed to be upset about going to juvenile court and asked me if I could guarantee him he would not have to go to juvenile court.'' Mrs. a blue-eyed said she was hand was shak- ing so much I had to hold it. John was She said she believed Math- who lives with his divorced mother and two sisters in 3 low-income housing a lot of problems and the community should take his problems into considera- She said she told Mathews she would like to have him come to Texas and stay with her family during the summer. like very much for John to come and she said. I formally request Texas ne be rellcvcd of an-v assl-n' Association of strongly opposed Ligarde's in- come tax bill. have not reached ment in any branch of the arm- ed Panel Delivers Sentence Of Life Imprisonment Polling Places Set For School Election ploycs were not readmitted to the building until half an hour after the Senate tax hearing begin. was scheduled to The committee failed to get enough members to conduct forcing the temporary on the 6 per There will bo four voting places set up for the Harlingen school board election according to James I. superintendent. Voters in county precincts 25 and 42 will vote in Austin elementary 700 E. Austin. The presiding judge is Mrs. M. B. alternate Mrs. Agnes Coats. School Cafeteria Construction Approved The Harlingen school board. in a special meeting Wed- approved the con- struction of a cafeteria -at Crockett Elementary School at a cost of Most of the money win come from federal funds through the Texas Education Accncy. The balance of including architect fees. bo paid by the school district. James I. Thigpcn. superin- toM the board that the ufrdi were included in a budget represented money available to the Hariingen school district which had not yet been applied for. Other miscellaneous ex- penditure increases approved in the budget amendment brought the total increases to The board also approved the purchase of audio visual educational in he amount of and library books and other aids for all oul of federal funds available. Voters in county precincts 2S and 3-5 will vole in Dishman school in Combes. The Presid- ing Judge is Mrs. Natalie Billings and the alternate judge is Mrs. Jeanne Shanks. Travis School. 700 E. will be the voting place for citizens living in county precincts 30. and 33 and 4-1. The presiding judge is Mrs. Wilton Jordan and alternate is C. A. Carr. Voters in county precincts 26 j and 29 will vote in Stuart i Highway S3. F. HJ is the presiding nad Mrs. Paul Davics is the alternate. Voters living in county j precincts 41 and will vote in Jefferson School. 601 South J. Street. Antonio Macias is the presiding judge and the alternate is Mrs. Mariano Mota. All polls will open at 7 a.m.. and dose at 7 pan. Candidates in the election are Joe running for re- Leon Danicll. Manuel Arredondo. James Dr. Carl E. Gruener. Johnny C. Means and Antonio Sou's. The name of Dr. John j current president of the board. point in our history when it is we haven't raached the point where it is wise and we haven't reached the point where a state income tax is an acceptable alternative to the sources of revenue which exist in our present tax Sealy said. Although Ligarde's tax plan would bring in only million Sealy said low in- come tax at first becomes a moderate income tax later and finally it becomes a high in- come tax.4' Speaker Gus mean- announced that the House j will not vote on the appropria- tion bill for the next biennium Hundreds newspapers the of Texans called and radio stations the conviction. The telephone with no excep- tions brought to the attention of UPI. were bitterly opposed to the and some of the persons were enraged. Call a Minute Bostick Wester of in FT. BENNING. Ga. hard labor. It chose life at Lt. William L. Galley Jr. was hard archaic phrase sentenced to life in prison which does not mean Galley Wednesday for ed murder of civilians at Mv Lai the premeditat-lwill be 22 Vietnamese conditio forced into harsh labor by a Wednesday one of the that no stone Maj. Walter D. Kinard. The sentence will probably be taken to the nation's highest Borger said he took 33 telephone calls during a 30 minute talk show and some of the callers told UPI that left no stone unturned in our deliberation. looked for anything that would prove Calley in- The six-officer jury which he said. pave Lt. courts and perhaps the Pres- were almost hysterical and to be cut off the air. Police in San Antonio said they a certain common with Calley because they forced to boar the brunt of criticisms and abuses by social problems we have no heard the longest court-martial history had two death or We Galley the benefit of every Every hour cf that operation My that took place_on March 196S Lt. William L. ......it is my duty 23 president of this court to inform you that the court in closed session and has been relived in a jury deliberation room. could find no other thing to come up with than that verdict we returned.1' Under the life sentence. Galley is eligible for parole after 10 years. Standing at attention the court president. upon secret written thri-e fourths of the members present at was taken the time the vole .senten- be confined at hard labor Clifford H. the' the of -vour natural faced but unblinking 50 De dismissed from the defendant listened as Ford to forfeit all pay and d Guljerrcz of u f h d rt_ u alley s behalf. hc until after an Easter break next had planned circulatcd a bring the bill out of committee' this week and vote on it next week. But Mutscher said more time is needed to decide where to place spending priorities. mmcn bv The amendment included j wall appear on the bet expenditure decreases of has withdrawn from Jhc in the area of food services and ejection. His decision lo wrth- otbcr items which are no lonccr required. Board Member Marshall draw was made after the of- fjrial ballots were printed. A Candidate Quiz Set Voters in the Harlingen school late ln will thcn 'mailed to Nixon. Doctor Resign air- Dr. Thomas B. a San Antonio doctor who served a re- I do my best Calley arid snapped a salute. The young who stood trial for 102 murders at My Lai. tearfully told the panel in his final statement Tuesday that he had never killed anyone in his We. He claimed throughout the trial that he was merely following the orders of his commanding officer at My Lai. Capt. Ernest L. ajid he AUSTIN Prcsioriimy judgement has caused to sell off their herds -said his only crime was valuing Smith Wednesday asked Presi- age and hardship of such a point where the economyjthe lives of his troops over to declare 60 South Smith Asks President For Texas Drought Aid ity and magnitude as to the entire area will be of the enemy. Texas and Panhandle supplementary assistance jversely affected for three to eligible for drought disaster the icderal He said the 60 counties The governor said other received less than 1.5 inches of station for 16 may be added to the rainfall in the oast six i assessment would be made later cruiting o------- 1 Turn To CVLLEY. Page A3 iaster declaration in the nave lost 1 weeks. district will have pertunity Friday another op- to question candidates in the April 3 school board election. The candidates are expected to appear at S p.m. in the Gay Junior High School auditorium under the auspices of Interested in Public According to the citizens'J Rioup. each of the will be asfced to anwer two basic Harlingen public school system j adttruatc in meeting community' If not. what changes do vou In will the candidates i answer written Windy Warm and windy weather is forecast for the Valley turning cooler tonight. Winds will be gusty and from the south shlfttag to northerly lonlgiL Temperatures will range from U near Ike SC to 78 MM asd 52 to 13 upper ptrtioms. Temperatures in Harlingrn Wednesday ranged from 71 to W. In the letter to the j Smith has occurred fertilizer and money spent for Galley's case now will go to a reviewing who has the e governor said a to the or thing the reviewer cannot to determine accurate mate of funds neccssarv to al- do is increase the penalty. he said. i.s noljleviate the He said. p _ _ _ T _--------. -_. __ viuii iaiu v.ac-c in said. major in the area and this the .stale needed an jchecked for judicial and mrred in which in has caused cattle ranchers and'initial allocation of million. referred to the Military Denied Hoffa Parole WASHINGTON Teamster President James R- Hoffa lost his second bid for parole from federal prison Court of Appeals. It could end in the U.S. Supreme if is transferred from and also could co to President since he serves as ccmmander-in-chief. i i lawyers and children for say how mcniix-rs voted. has been housed m the R irelease from the Sentence Extended Befrmng slocXade since Pa.. federal oeni'cnUary. where But board chairman and offinaLs said hc has served a I.ttic more than J. Heed rnicd that Hoffa's'there were no immediate plans meaning hc faces at least another 1-4 months i behind bars as wcJJ ss a formal four years of a 13-year sentence reviewed Wed-jto ITKIVC him. for lampcnng. jaryincsday for ihc first time jtne Supreme Court 'ipheJd the uon of SI absentee voles i from the audience as Graham abstained from 'have been in the omnits in311 His attorney. George The seven-mev-nber board leader's fraud said at the tsmc of 'further wmsidsralion of ailasl which extended j i parole would be dc-jhis from eicht to j After a private. Ta-minutejferred until June. 1972. -years. He previously had been j the U-S. board As the board gave no serving only the eirfi 'denied pleas from Hoffa's reasons for nor djd for jury tampering. Proposed Insurance Plan Would Hit Valley Where It Hurts Index By GLEXX VaJJcj- wil3 be higher prcmmms their fcUoR- motorsfls m Houston and Kl will be sajbstantial rate nodociioTiS if the rccom- mcrxlalions of a croup of MJu'.nrs are enacted into law by Jhc Tews In a report issued Wednesday Sen. Oscar H. Mwry of ibc chairman of the Senate Irtcrim m Aulcrmobile calis for the aboJshment of ihe raUnc Jernlonos in Texas in favxsr of one slate wide ratine. According to a statistical exhibit fw the com- by flhe State of Jhc c'Jwnw crnild result in a 213 per cent premium reduction for Harris County drivtrs and a per reductjon for Dallas County drrvws in one particular clasafucatjon. Rio Grande Valley drhtrs in t h c same hfrnrvxrr. su'fer an 11.1 per cent increase in their rural areas wiould 5-rHTW increases. TayJor County for vcnjld sec their prcmnjms rrxne thin per ccr.l. rxjxirt al'so for an covnrony from denying an Jniiial or a or sn existing poJxy on grounds of creed. onpn. lawful occupation mflilary Jn the stales any form of senior citizen lhat app-lj1 soSely of ace and of an be expressly for- bidden. Sisrcng Ite in addition Jo MaBzy. KVTC Set.. Ronald W. 'of Corpus Christi. Sen. Jack of and group. pokey hrtMers for Jbe faults of Ix-e m- diwled be fell any added bimJcn br plated David Ratljff of .Mamford. Scnalor Tom CrcirWon of Mineral Uells. the olher member vtf the siutJy refused to jagn ihc rcrKv Don presxJent of ihe drivers the report seems Harlinren Insurance Agents si helping. J ee acreedi with thst of tlhe rertort which indu.Mry most direct its efforts the problems of flimsy constractinn. sharp by parace repairmen and Jbc on the rcvad Twni To TLAN. Page A2 Itrm i OasslffriJ i Comics............. 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