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Abilene Reporter News (Newspaper) - November 21, 1970, Abilene, Texas Holliday upsets i Nail 27 Sonora 231 Estacada 431 Snyder 26 b Wood 141 Graham 31 Rule 3c Haskell holds off Albany Lions 19-0 j Lim nod 0 Gold Waile 6 Sweetwater 0 l View 20 Burk 0 Sleph 17 Rochester i Coleman rally 21-13 Jit la ref 11# i toil fast Hyce Abilene reporter i Irons Quot without or with offence to friends or foes we sketch your world exactly As it goes Quot a Byro Soth year no. 161 phone 6734271 Abilene Texas 79604, saturday morning november 21, 1970�?thirty-two pages in two sections 10c daily�?25c sunday associated press up Mumm i army medals going to dogs red faced officials admit it Washington a embarrassed army officials admitted Friday two dogs were among 21 members of the 25th infantry division in Vietnam approved for Bronze Star medals last month. A Griffin m. Canine and a Smokey m. Griffin were among those listed in general order 10620 citing them a for meritorious service in connection with military operations against a hostile Force earlier this year. An army spokesman said the order was revoked thursday after learning it was a hoax. The matter is under investigation the spokesman said. A it might have been funny at another time but it Isnit funny now a the spokesman said. Officials both in the Pentagon and in Saigon Are in the midst of a review of the military a award system which was prompted by the award of a Silver Star medal to a general last month. The army revoked the medal after investigation showed it was based on a citation for heroism fabricated by two enlisted men acting under orders. The army said it Learned of the dog hoax when Richard Dudman of the St. Louis Post dispatch inquired about a letter the newspaper received from army spec. 5 Dennis c. Wilson in Vietnam. A i myself have received the Bronze Star medal and have worked hard for mine a Wilson wrote. A other men have died for theirs. What does this mean to a family whose son had died for his country that a sgt. Majors dog who lies by the door All Day should receive the same Mitchell innocent sergeant slumps in chair for verdict fort Hood tex. Apr the first american Soldier to be tried in the alleged my Lai massacre was found innocent Friday by a military jury after six hours and 50 minutes. S. Sgt. David Mitchell saluted the jury before it announced it had exonerated him of an assault to murder charge that had been filed against him oct. 28, 1969. Mitchells wife Rosa stood up and shouted a ooh a As the verdict was read. Col. George r. Robinson military judge banged his Gavel and ordered a sit Down in the Mitchell returned to his seat and was patted on the shoulder by his attorney Ossie Crown. Mitchell 30, a 10-year army Veteran with two Good conduct medals and a Bronze Star awarded for action in Vietnam sat slumped in his chair. Mitchell s father the Rev. Isiah Mitchell who is pastor of the 80-member Raspberry Baptist Church in St. Francisville la., and his Mother also were Here for Mitchells trial. After the jury retired Mitch Calley. Pm. 2-a Ellis father said a the Onliest thing we can do now is it was a personal Victory for Mitchells lawyer who handled the Case without fee and who collapsed of physical exhaustion oct. 22, the Day the defense was to begin presenting its Case. Browne a hair inexplicably turned White in the Hospital and he dyed it Black before the court reconvened nov. 16. Brown contrasted sharply in dress with the jurors judge and army attorneys in the Case. Manson the killed no one los Angeles a the defense rested its Case in the 23-week-old Sharon Tate murder trial Friday after a dramatic Surprise witness stand monologue by Charles Manson who said a a in be killed no one and in be ordered no one his three women co defendants who said thursday they were determined to testify and give the jury a the truth a changed the a minds and declined. The judge then recessed the trial until monday nov. 30 to allow both sides time to prepare for final arguments. Manson who testified in the absence of the jury so any inadmissible statements could be eliminated declined to repeat it for the panel and thus the jury heard not a word of testimony from any defendant fridays fast moving unexpected actions matched those of thursday when the defense supposed to open its Case rested. Attorneys said they did no to want the three women to incriminate themselves by testifying. Manson volunteered to take the stand when the women said they would speak out Only in the presence of the jury. After he finished his rambling but sometimes moving account of his life and philosophy the judge asked if he would repeat it for the jury. A a it a not possible a Manson said because a what in be said before in be already forgotten. There a a reason to put on a defense but my counsel does no to know the questions. He does no to know the Case. The women each said softly a no a when asked if they wished to testify. Attorney Paul Fitzgerald speaking for the defense said the women gave no reason for changing their minds about testifying a they indicated Charlie had summed up More eloquently than anything they could the judge ordered the jurors to disregard any earlier references to testimony by the defendants and told jurors he regretted the week Long recess. He noted that a a great Deal of time has been saved because of developments of the last few Days a conceivably presentation of the defense Case had been expected to be lengthy. Manson attorney moved for a mistrial after he stepped from the stand on grounds the jury might somehow get word of what he said. The judge turned him Down. Manson 36, chieftain of a roving hippie Type family is on trial with the others charged with murder and conspiracy. He is accused of planning the shooting stabbing deaths to touch off a Black White revolution then of see Manson pm. 3-a on anniversary members of the Kennedy family knee at the grave of Ethel Kennedy wife of the assassinated senator and her former sen. Robert f. Kennedy in Arlington nation children Mary Kerry Matthew Maxwell Taylor Christopher a1 cemetery Friday the 45th anniversary of his birth. George Michael Lemoyne and Mary Courtney. A wire from left sen. Edward Kennedy his wife Joan mrs. Photo each Day he we Ore a different and brightly coloured suit with Matching shirt tie handkerchief and socks. His speech was also More colourful punctuated with gestures and rapid movements of his Bulky body. He blamed his collapse on a rigorous High protein and Grapefruit diet and Long hours on the Case. Mitchell had been charged with assault with intent to murder in shooting at 30 unarmed civilians in a ditch in the vietnamese Hamlet of my Lai in 1968. Mitchell tearfully testified he had shot at no one. A i done to like to see my country prosecute any Young Man who has been sent to fight a said Ossie Brown Mitchells lawyer in closing arguments. A they were Over there fighting in a country where nobody knows who is an enemy and who is not. They May take Candy from you in the daytime and at night show your enemy How to Booby trap you a Brown said. Hanoi reports bombing by . Hong Kong a radio Hanoi reported that a wave after wave of . Bombers attacked North Vietnam Early saturday including a prisoner of War Camp where the station said there were a a number of . Prisoner of War radio Hanoi said at least three . Jet bombers and one . Helicopter were shot Down by North vietnamese defenders during the attack. It said later reports from other areas might increase the plane toll. Interrupting its regular broadcasting schedule for the bulletin report the official North vietnamese radio station said the air attack started at 2 30 . Hanoi time and lasted More than an hour with the american planes bombing targets in an area ranging from the port City of Haip Onk to Hoa Binh province Southwest of Hanoi. I. Who Eye 2-China policy Washington a the United states will consult with its allies on what it Calls a a new situation arising from a majority vote in the United nations general Assembly to seat communist China. The Resolution proposing to seat communist China and oust nationalist China received a 51 to 49 vote but failed because it needed a two thirds vote to pass. With overtones of a developing two China policy the state band ribbon cutting to open civic Center a ribbon cutting backed up by a brass band will Mark the opening saturday afternoon of Abilene a new $3.5 million civic Center and All West Texas is invited to attend. Opening ceremonies will be at 1 30 . On the North Side of the building adjacent to the parking lot according to Center director Carl Gandy. An open House at the Center which is downtown at Cypress and 7th, will last until 5 ., Gandy said. The Mcmurr College band will play during the opening ceremony with current and former City officials on hand. Mayor j. C. Hunter or. Will be master of ceremonies. After the ribbon cutting the Public will be Able to tour the facility Gandy said. Jaycee ettes and members of the women a committee of the Abilene chamber of Commerce will serve As guides As Well As sources of information about the new facility. Bands will play throughout the afternoon with Mcmurry beginning the performances with the opening ceremony and continuing on stage until about 2 15 ., according to civic Center see Center pm. J a news Index Amulf Iminta. I a Bridge. I a churl n�wi.4, so Closi Ifird. 11-15b comics. 4, 7b editorials. 10b form. I so Horoscope. A markets.8, 98 obituaries. A Oil. Isa sports. S-10a to log. 2b to scout. 14a women s nows. I 3b department deplored any efforts to deny nationalist China its membership but at the same time did not oppose entry of communist China. Press officer John King said he could not speculate on proposals to keep both chivas in the u. N., and he made Clear that a we oppose the membership of communist China at the expense of the expulsion of nationalist King said a we will of course examine All the implications of the new situation in full consultation of friends and a statement read by King said a the United states is pleased that the general Assembly has reaffirmed that the Issue of chinese representation in the United nations is an important question and that the Resolution which sought to expel the Republic of China has again failed to obtain the votes necessary to passage. A we note of course that there is much sentiment in the u. Favouring admission of communist China but we do not believe that a majority favors the expulsion of the Republic of King noted that 25 nations had abstained from voting on the Resolution. King was questioned by newsmen about the u. S. Policy toward Universal membership in the United nations. He said the u. S. Approves the principle of universality. Other state department officials questioned the spokesman a interpretation. The vote at the general Assembly came As no Surprise to u. S. Officials. It was anticipated that the Resolution to seat peking might eke out a narrow margin of two or three votes. It was the first time in 20 years that supporters of peking had won a majority and Many . Diplomats believed it foreshadowed seating of communist China within two years. Last year the vote was 48 in favor and 56 against with 21 abstentions. The closest previous vote was a 47-47 tie in 1965. This year Canada and Italy had extended diplomatic recognition to peking and their new policy was reflected in the vote. Weather u. S. Department of Commerce National weather service weather map pm. 1s-d Abilene and Vicinity 40-mlle radius a fair and a Little warmer saturday saturday night and sunday. High saturday and sunday 80. Low saturday night 50. Winds will be southerly 15 to 20 Mph. Temperatures Fri. . Fri. . 401 00 64 412 00 67 393 00 68 384 00 67 355 00 65 356 00 60 327 00 53 368 00 53 509 00 55 5810 00 55 61 11 00 a 64 12 00 a High and Low for 24-hours ending 9 . 69 and 29. High and Low same Date last year 63 and 28 Sunset last night 5 36 Sunrise today 7 13 Sunset tonight 5 36. Barometer Reading at 9 . 28.17. Humidity at 9 . 37 per cent. Imprisoned girl s dad kills himself Arcadia Calif. A an elderly Man shot himself to death Friday minutes before he was to be arraigned on age of keeping his 13-year-old daughter in virtual isolation at Home for her whole life sheriffs deputies said. Clark Wiley 70, was found at his Home Here with a .38-caliber Bullet wound in his head about the same time his estranged wife was entering a plea of inno West Point Cadet Over shoe Shine dismissed mistake Washington a the Case of a Cadet who was bounced out of West Point for saying he had shined his shoes when he Hadnot was brought to Light Friday by rep. William r. Anderson a Tenn. Anderson identified the Cadet As William Freer Puckett Tullahoma Tenn. In a letter to Secretary of the army Stanley r. Resor Anderson asked that Puckett be reinstated a in the name of simple and honest this is what happened Anderson told Resor the Cadet standing for a noon meal formation was asked by an upper Classman when he had last shined his shoes. Puckett replied he had shined them the nigh before. Three hours later Anderson said the Cadet realized he had broken the Academy a code of Honor since he actually had shined his shoes two Days earlier. Whereupon he reported his transgression to the proper authority. A the was brought before the Honor Board and again repeated the incident admitting he had said he shined his shoes a last night when actually he had not shined the shoes since a couple of Days prior to that a Anderson told Resor. A the result he was Given the alternative of resigning or being dismissed and was shipped Anderson said this seems to him a a fuzzy kind of Honor to hold up to the nation As an example of military Anderson said the Young Many a dismissal contrasts with some other incidents involving army personnel and procedure. For instance he said the very Day he was called by Puckett a parents West Point honoured Gen. Nguyen Cao by vice president of South Vietnam. Anderson who recently exposed conditions at con son prison in that country said by a represents a government which represses its political dissenters with brutal arrests torture and imprisonment under inhumane conditions. A yet West Point honors this Man and Dis honors a Young american Cadet because of a simple mistake which he tried to rectify As soon As he reflected upon cent in nearby Alhambra municipal court on a charge of felony child abuse. Wiley was to have been taken to court by his son John 18, and two friends. They arrived at Wiley a Home and Wiley asked them to go out and buy some doughnuts. When they returned they heard a noise that sounded like a gunshot and discovered the body authorities said. They said a note found nearby said a John will the couples daughter Susan still wearing diapers is undergoing treatment at children a Hospital in los Angeles. Doctors say her lifelong confinement is the reason she a can Only make mumbling sounds in her Throat a has partially withered Muscles in her arms and legs and walks with a stooped shuffle a like an old Wiley a wife Irene 50, had left her husband nov. I taking the child with her. Susan was admitted to the Hospital three Days later and when a social worker brought the Case to the attention of authorities the parents were arrested. After his arrest Wiley told newsmen he was a burning to Tell the Story a but his attorney advised him to remain silent until a hearing. When mrs. Wiley was arraigned she Hadnot heard of her husbands death. A i was informed about it after she entered her plea a said the woman a Public defender Kenneth Spring. A she was visibly shaken but did no to break Down. She just sat there silent. She was in Shock i ,

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