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Anderson Herald (Newspaper) - November 21, 1970, Anderson, Indiana Mitchell first us. Soldier tried in Lai deaths found innocent fort Hood Tex. A the first american Soldier to he tried in the alleged 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 up and shouted Rosa stood 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 Bis attorney Ossie Brown. 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 Mitchells father said a the Only 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 uras 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. Each Day he wore 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 Lai in 1968. Mitchell tearfully testified he had shot at no one. Quot i done to like to see 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 fights ing 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. A god forgive that a jury would find guilty and destroy life and future on the evidence presented Here against Mitchell Brown said in an hour and 27-minute speech. A this the army is his life. This is his Brown said he was a a thoroughly disgusted with the whole business of the alleged Lai massacre. He said it was an attempt a by some element of this country to undermine and destroy the military in this capt. Michael Swan pros ecu i pitas turn to Page 2, column 3 the Anderson Herald i pledge allegiance to the Flag of the i United states of America and to the Republic i for u Hick it stands one nation under gods Quot indivisible with Liberty and Justice for All. I a vol. 103, no. 134 Anderson Indiana saturday morning november 21, 1970 Price to cents few cuts on tap taxpayers of 27 get 1971 rate increase Field representatives of the state Board of tax commissioners completed two Days of 1971 budget and tax rate reviews for 34 Madison county taxing units Friday and left with approval of increased Overall rates in 27 of the units and decreases in seven. The Overall tax rate is the amount levied against each $100 of taxable property to meet the combined civil school county Library and township costs of local government depending on the units assessed valuation. For Anderson in Anderson township the largest taxing unit of the county in terms of population total taxes collected and total local government costs the 1971 Overall rate was set at $10 to per $100, up $1 30 from the present $8.80 rate. Components of the Overall rate for Anderson in Anderson township include a $5.48 Anderson school rate a $3.23 civil City rate a tentative county rate of $1.06, a $.24 Library rate an $ 08 township rate and a $.01 state rate for a total of $10.10. Due to minor variations of township rates in Lafayette Richland and Union the 1971 Overall rate for Anderson in Lafayette township is $10.05, Anderson in Richland is $10.06, and Anderson in Union is $10.08. All of the final Overall rates will remain tentative until the state Agency acts on recommendations that a partial Cut made in september to the coun units to welfare rate be restored however officials said the change in the welfare rate should not amount to More than two cents. At fridays hearing the proposed budgets and rates of Chesterfield Grimco Anderson Library and Elwood Library remained unchanged. Following review the metro school unit which serves Union Richland Lafayette and most of pipe Creek township was Cut $.39 from $4.19 to $3 80 due to underestimation of state excise tax Revenue the Anderson school corporation was Cut $.08 from $5.56 to $5.48, and the Elwood school corporation rate was Cut $.04. Also Friday the Elwood civil City rate was Cut $2.6 to $3.61 from $3.87. The City first proposed a rate of $3 96. Duck Creek Boone and Van Buren townships and the town of Summitville Are All in the Madison Grant school corporation taxing area therefore the Overall tax rates for the four county units in Madison Grant include the $5.05 Madison Grant school rate which had been established by the state Agency in hearings at Marion earlier. The Madison Grant rate includes $3.99 general school and $1.06 debt services rates. Overall rates for Adams township. Fall Creek township Green township Ingalls Pendleton and Markleville All reflect the $4 95 Legal limit for the South Madison school corporation. Which has thrown the school corporation some $345,000 Short of anticipated needs. The greatest Overall tax rate in erase for any unit of the county area came for Alexandria where a $2.45 rate increase from $8 48 to $10.93 was approved. Other Large Overall rate increases included Chesterfield up $1.30 Over the previous $5.46 Frankton in Lafayette township. Up $2 08 to $6 81 Frankton in pipe Creek township up $2.05 to $6 94 Orestes up $2.04 to $7.77 Woodlawn Heights up $2 28 to $8 12 Lafayette township up $2.05 to $5.94 pipe Creek township up $2.05 to $6.23, and Union township up $2.01 to $6 go seven county taxing units which came out with Overall property tax rate decreases were Pendleton Down $.77 from $10 04 Adams township Down $.52 from $8.22 Boone township. Down $.28 from $6.70 Duck Plai turn to fog a column 7 Elwood the Winter of our discontent in ase of aquarius frustrations fears still Breed unrest Delco land holdings doubled with recent purchases by Jon Shafer Herald staff writer the photos on Page to of la in i u. Pm things to different persons. On the surface Al least the pictures alone do not Tell the Uncle Story. Telephone threats for example cannot be recorded on film. Or a Shotgun Blest through a window1 while a family be it a striker or no striker or someone r it even involved is huddled in a sudden moment of Hock. Even a photographer is limited. And if Here is a pre dominance of Union activity in the filmed evidence it is Only because Many other incidents occurred All too suddenly and too Remote from the immediate sir be area the purpose of our pictorial essay goes beyond the frustrate ins of the strikers the guarded flt irs of the working Empl a ves or the apparent motives of the company. There is much More at stake perhaps what ought to be asked is what sort of example will it teach each succeeding generation How much of what they learn will Breed similar unrest on he campuses and ultimately How will society adjust As it becomes More pm fully aware of its lines of communication in human relations Are no better off. Nor no More sophisticated than they were at the Dawn of civilization perhaps it is that these stilled moments suggest a Region of Man s mind which his vanity utterly refuses to acknowledge. Which corrupts his Ever so Noble capacity for reason and causes him to plunge Hoad so into that Pool of human instinct which has survived through centuries of change despite the struggle to repress it. Could it be that the brutal Side of Man is the incarnate legacy risen from the primeval slime which sparked the beginning of be on a his planet and like a virus lies dormant while awaiting the proper conditions to become infectious. Maybe it All says that Man in his intellectual juror to control his environment in a modern ail finds a Stu vim to Quality in his own destruction. Now that he has a commanding grasp voc the elements of nature Mere survival through transmutation has become social cannibalism. Violence now is his god and technology its instrument after these Al the problems of existence Are solved the Genius of Man at Long last provides its own testimony Bor cd Piott turn to fog 7, column s Santa s coming to town a possible preview of downtown Anderson of the future and a Welcome for the Christmas season will be entered in a Block Long pedestrian mall the Anderson retail association announced Friday. The Block from 10th to Lith on Meridian Street will be closed to All traffic except City buses during the pre Christmas period of monday. Nov. 30, through dec. 24. Approved by the City administration the mall will serve both As an Experiment for future Ohms and As a stage for Santa Claus. Santa will arrive monday nov. 30. And will Greet youngsters from a House on Meridian Street surrounded by Trees colourful red and White poles and other Christmas foliage. Plans for downtown mall entertainment throughout the Are being made the association said. Orly the City Bas Linos vehicles will be Able to wind their Way through e mall on rns shaped path with the rest of the area open to pedestrian traffic. The opening of the mall will precede by one Day the final meeting of the Central Busine s coordinating committee and City officials on dec i when Victor Gruen associates present their final plan for the redevelopment of downtown Anderson. It is not known if the plan w ill definitely include a downtown mall but Anderson merchants Are conducting the Morth Long Plant tuft to pug i column Delco Remy doubled its size with the Purchase of 283 acres Southeast of Anderson company spokesmen announced Friday. Delco Remy division of general motors recently culminated the Purchase of 283 acres of mostly undeveloped Farmland East of the ind. 109 bypass. The first too acres were purchased last june and the remaining 183 were added Over the past several months. Location of the 183-acre Purchase is immediately South of 38th Street and East of the bypass. The area is a Al shaped with a 900-foot frontage on 109 and a 1,856-foot frontage on 38th Street. A residential area on the Southeast Corner of 38th Street and the 109 bypass governs the shape of the larger Section of land the earlier 100-acre Purchase is North of 38th Street and is divided into two sections a one parcel is adjacent to Plant 17 with frontage on 3cth Street the smaller parcel is East of Plant 17 next to the Penn Central Railroad specific Industrial use for the new property has yet to be announced by Delco Remy officials although sources indicated building construction is planned for the Section North of 38th Street by next Spring they could not outline the building s specific use. One spokesman said several options Are being discussed one of which is a Battery Plant. Other options include a production Plant specializing in pumps for fuel injectors and emission control parts the latter already under production at the local plants. Officials did say however the need for More floor space precipitated the land Purchase. Delco general manager Perry w. House said Delco Remy a is expanding because of a growing Economy and automobile adding that a there was no room for expansion a a All the Mound purchased by the general motors Plant is within the City limits. An Industrial Reserve zoning will be sought from the City planning commission for the property South of >8th Street while immediate Industrial zoning will be requested for the larger parcel North of 38th Street nearest the engineering Center. A about six families Quot will be relocated according to company sources a but most of the acreage is undeveloped Farmland a a he indicated much of the land was purchased before a residential area took Over. The recent acreage purchased doubles the ground area owned by the local Plant. The former Remy electric company located at 24th Street and Columbus Avenue in 1906 has expanded into two major Industrial areas including older plants in the Columbus Avenue area and the newer plants and Engi Piot turn to pug 2, column i Delco doubles dimensions a Delco Remy division spokesmen announced Friday that 283 acres have but in added to the 263 acres of local land already occupied by the local general motors division. The new 283 acres have Bren purchased by pm since june at this year with the first two 100-acre parcels located North of 38th shelf dotted line and adjacent to the engineering Center and Plant it the latest ground purchases Ore immediately South of 38th Street and East of the ind. 109 bypass the purchased areas Are bordered heavily in Black. Largely undeveloped Farmland the arca has a 900-foot frontage on the bypass to the West and about 1,850 feet to the North along 38th Street. Land areas nearest the eng Meeng Center Ore planned for immediate building expansion according to Delco Remy general manage Perry Vav. House. Two dogs 19 gis win medals Washington a embarrassed army officials admitted Friday two dogs were among 21 member of the 25th infantry division in Vietnam approved for Bronze Star medals last month. A Griffin Canine and a Smokey Griffin Quot were among those listed in Gene ii 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 Quot the spokesman said. Officials both in the Pentagon and in Saigon Are in the midst of a review of the military s 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. General order 10620 citing the two men who turned out to he dogs was issued oct. 28, the Day after the general a medal was revoked. Among the 21 names in the order were a canine Griffin m., 096-31 3225. Staff sergeant Headquarters. Headquarters Battery. 3rd battalion. 13th Field artillery 25th infantry division. A Griffin Smokey m., 096-31-3225. Staff sergeant Headquarters Headquarters Battery. 3rd battalion. 13th Field artillery 25?h infantry division. Both serial numbers were identical and the army spokesman said that computer checks showed no servicemen were assigned that number. The army said it Learned of the hoax after reporter Richard Dudman of the St Louis Post dispatch inquired about a letter the newspaper received from Pleat turn to fag 2, column t local 662, Delco talks to resume today fair to partly Cloudy and not much change in temperature today. A Little warmer tonight and sunday. Precipitation probability five per cent today and tonight. High today Low tonight High tomorrow High yesterday Low yesterday Sunrise Sunset 47-50 35-40 52-55 52 3 7 38 p 5 27 . Despite overwhelming ratification of a new three year Nat tonal contract Friday with general motors corporation Vaw local 662 still is running into trouble trying to untangle obstacles at the bargaining table. Negotiations were temporarily suspended at Delco Remy division Friday following apparently fruitless efforts to resolve standing differences principally four general demands both company and Union spokesmen said Progress in the talks for the most part was virtually at a standstill. That left the very Strong probability of Law officials from Detroit intervening in the local dispute. Union sources although not yet confirmed indicated the International Union would enter the talks monday if no movement in the occurs this weekend local 662 bargaining chairman Huston said negotiations were halted Friday due to fatigue brought by the Long hours of discussion into the Early morning hours he said the talks would be resumed Al 9 a in today. A company source again unconfirmed. Leaked out word that the pm office in Detroit also has sent a representative to assist local negotiators there was Little Hope however that a local settlement might be reached during the weekend. The ratification vote on the National contract concluded before the noon hour Friday with 8.521 favouring the proposal and 325 opposing it. The Delco Union the largest in Indiana with some 14.500 members and the second largest single pm local in the nation. Was the last in the state to ratify the National agreement. Both it and the Muncie Delco Battery Plant remain unsettled on local issues workers at the Muncie Plant however rejected its local agreement at the same time it ratified the National pact on thursday. The International Union has been called in there to push for settlement it was Learned the Muncie Plant in ploys some 1.300 workers. Startup at guide Friday also marked the i appearance of pickets at Gumc lamp division where Init ii recalls officially began to in pare for he Startup for prod i Eon company spokesmen Sal about 400 hourly rated in ploys mostly tool and die pc sonnet maintenance wort ers returned to work for to first Lime since the strike Boga Over two months ago. The pickets were remove from the Plant area about 5 p n when the National contract we reported signed by the ua1 Piot turn tag 2, column i Tate slayings defense rests after Manson denies charges in Herald 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 in be killed no one and in be ordered no one killed his three went n in Deh tid ants who said thursday they were determined to testify and give the jury a the changed their minds and declined. The judge then recessed the trial until monday nov. 30 to Al Low 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 pen its Case rested attorneys said they did no to want the three women to in Criminate 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 Btu sometimes moving account of his life and philosophy the judge asked if he would repeat it for the jury it s not possible. M an son said because a what i be said before i be already forgotten there a a reason to put on a defense but counsel does t know the questions he does t 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 say a the judge ordered the jurors to disregard Ain earlier references to testimony by the defendants and told jurors he re regretted the week Long recess. He noted that Quot a great Deal cd tune Bas been saved because of developments of the last few Days a conceivably months a 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 to a i Down Manson 36, chieftain of a Rov ing hippie Type family is on trial with the others charged with murder and conspiracy. He is accused of planning the snoot stabbing deaths to touch off a Black while revolution then of ordering his followers to execute the plan. I have one Law hat i live by he test if uni. A its that i Don t Snitch a he then launched into a rambling dialogue that alternately expressed his philosophy f and attempted to rebut prosecution testimony in the 23-week-old trial. Apparently referring to his Young women co defendants he said a these children who come at you with knives they re your children. I did no to teach them you did i just helped them stand up i think its High time that you judged referring to testimony from a state witness that Manson once said he was responsible for the killings he said a i do feel a re plat turn tag 2, column i alleys orders to shoot at first sign of resistance told a Page 5. Indianapolis High school boys arrested a Page 8. New arrivals and obituaries a Page 2 editorials opinion and comment a Page 4 accent on women a Page 6-7 sports highlights a pages 12-13 comics and daily features a pages 14-15 markets and financial news a Page 16 classified advertising a pages 17-19. 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