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Arkansas City Traveler (Newspaper) - November 21, 1970, Arkansas City, Kansas One Hundredth a fun St Atoeff no. 84 the Arkansas City Kansas daily traveler saturday november 21, 970 fourteen pages Price in City to cents priced lower for Carrier service f f serious act of War a Hanoi says. S. Bombers strike North Vietnam Saigon apr scores of . Fighter bombers today launched their deepest raids into North Vietnam since the american bombing halt More than two years ago. North Vietnam said it was a an extremely serious act of War a in Washington defense Secretary Melvin r. Laird said the american planes were hitting North vietnamese missile and antiaircraft gun positions a in response to attacks on our unarmed reconnaissance he said a limited duration protective reaction air strikes were being conducted against antiaircraft Sites and related facilities South of the 19th parallel. This line is Well South of Hanoi and the port City of Haiphong. Hanoi charged however that a the . Imperialists recklessly sent Many flights of aircraft to encroach upon the air space of the democratic Republic of Vietnam in Haiphong Quang Ninh Hatay and Hoa Binh Haiphong is 135 Miles North of the 19th parallel. Hoa Binh is 130 Miles North of the 19th parallel and 85 Miles Inland from Haiphong. North Vietnam made its charges in radio broadcasts monitored in Hong Kong and Tokyo. The broadcasts said at least three american planes were shot Down and that a prisoner of War Camp a was hit by bullets from the planes and a number of american captive pilots were they also said a considerable number of North vietnamese civilians had been killed. The location of the pow Camp was not disclosed. Eye witnesses in Danang too Miles South of the demilitarized zone in the Northern part of South Vietnam said about a dozen . Air Force f4 fighter bombers took off from that base shortly before noon today under extraordinary Security conditions. It was not known where the planes were going but there was speculation that they might be on their Way to suppress North vietnamese ground fire while helicopters moved in to lift out . Pilots shot Down inside North Vietnam. The american strike Force apparently was enlarged by planes from the american aircraft Carrier Hancock which steamed into the Tonkin Gulf off the coast of North Vietnam Early today with 75 warplanes aboard and doubled the 7th fleets striking ability in the area. Turn to Page to a a 6�vuii\i nit Willy ii Iii up lib turn to p j a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a a Hanoi claims three u. S. Be one helicopter Are shot Down Washington a american jets launched today what is believed to be the heaviest air attack on North Vietnam in seven months defense Secretary Melvin r. Laird announced. Laird said the warplanes hit missile and antiaircraft positions a in response to attacks on our unarmed reconnaissance in a statement released at the Pentagon Laird termed the at tacks against the Southern Panhandle of North Vietnam a limited duration protective reaction air his statement pinpointed the strikes Well South of Hanoi and the port City of Haiphong. That was in contrast to an earlier radio Hanoi claim that Waves of bombers attacked close to and South of Haiphong. The radio Hanoi report monitored in Hong Kong said three . Jets and one american Heli copter were shot Down. But Laird a statement made no mention of any losses. The North vietnamese radio report also claimed a prisoner of War Camp where there were a a number of . Prisoner of War casualties was among the areas hit. The attacks followed by just Over a week the Downing of an unarmed american Rf-4 reconnaissance Jet about too Miles North of the demilitarized zone. Two crewmen were lost. The loss evoked a Stern warning from Laird that a we remain ready to take appropriate action in response to attacks on our unarmed reconnaissance Laird who aides said spent much of the night in his office while the attacks continued said a these protective reactive missions Are designed to protect the lives of pilots flying in turn to Page to blood quota by in Kansas South Vietnam vice president Nguyen Cau by left foreground followed by major general John a. Hay Post commander at fort Leavenworth walks past the band and color guard to inspect troops i 1313 cd during his visit to this military Post. A wire photo Mitchell acquitted of my Lai murders it. Hood Tex. A -s.sgt. David Mitchell has been acquitted in the first my Lai Case to reach a court martial verdict. Mitchell 30, a 10-year army Veteran had been charged with assault with intent to murder by shooting at 30 unarmed civilians at the vietnamese Hamlet on March 16, 1968. Nine other gis Are charged in connection with the incident that occurred during a combat swing through my Lai. A i always thought the army was a great outfit. Now i know it a said Mitchell son of a Baptist minister who lives in St. Francisville la. A military jury of seven officers including six Vietnam veterans returned the verdict Friday night after six hours and 50 minutes of deliberations. Mitchell was a squad Leader in company a the same outfit in which it. William l. Calley jr., was a platoon Leader. Calley is being court Martiale at it. Benning ga., on charges he murdered 102 civilians. The army is still processing charges against eight other members of the americal division. When the jury returned to announce its verdict Mitchell stood at attention and saluted. . David Mitchell this court has found you not guilty a said col. Francis Giacomozzi president of the court. Mitchells wife Rosa leaped to her feet and shouted a ooh a a sit Down in the courtroom a ordered col. George r. Robinson the military judge who banged his Gavel until the woman was seated. Mitchell returned to his chair and slumped Down into it. His attorney Ossie Brown strode past him patting Mitchell on the shoulders. For the first time this year Arkansas City has exceeded its quota at the red dross Bloodmobile. Howard Feldmann blood chairman said 269 pints of blood were donated at the Bloodmobile Here thursday and Friday. The quota was 240 pints. A however the demand for blood is so great that Arkansas Cit Yans and residents of the immediate area can donate in excess of the Normal 240-pint quota and we will still be far behind for the year a Feldmann stated. A Bloodmobile for Cowley county Community Junior College students is slated for dec. 3 from 9 30 . To 1 30 . At the College. That quota is 85 pints. The yearly quota for the regular Bloodmobile and that at Juco is 1,130 pints. A we Are presently around the 700 Mark of blood donations do not meet the demand then blood is flown in from the Eastern cities and that Means that a pint of blood Given at the Hospital could Cost As much As $50 per pint a Feldmann declared. A kick Hanoi delegates say bombings to slow peace talks Paris a the North vietnamese delegation to the Paris peace talks said today the bombings of towns and villages in North Vietnam a gravely affect the Paris conference on the delegation said president Nixon a administration a must Bear the entire responsibility for All consequences arising from its hostile acts against the democratic Republic of after earlier american bombing of the North the North vietnamese and Viet Cong delegations refused to attend the May 7 meeting of the peace talks but returned the following week. At that time they used similar wording in saying the United states must Bear full responsibility for the consequences. The statement issued by the North vietnamese today called the bombings a an extremely serious act of War against the democratic Republic of Vietnam a Brazen violation of its sovereignty and Kaw City planning okayed by engineers 2 Cessna employees killed Eagle scout Bui Murphy 17, son of or. And mrs. Willie l. Murphy will be presented the Eagle scout award at the 10 30 . Sunday worship service of the first United methodist Church. He is a member of troop 328 sponsored by the Church. Wichita apr two Cessna aircraft co. Employees were killed Friday in a Louision of their company plane and an air Force f105 Jet fighter bomber Over the Cessna air strip. The victims were John j. Drennan 44, and t. Allen f. Schwabb 58, members of Cessna a marketing division staff. The Pilot of the air Force Jet landed safely and was unhurt. He was on a Cross country flight originating at Eglin air Force base Florida and was Landing at Wichita a Mcconnell fab to refuel when the crash occurred. The air Force Pilot said he believed the Light plane collided with the Bottom of his Jet. He circled Mcconnell and had ground observers Check his Landing gear before making the Landing. The Cessna was a twin engine 337 super spymaster with twin Tail booms and one engine in front and one in the Back. Drennan and Schwabb were taking off to the South and the Jet was Landing to the South. The Cessna runway and Mcconnell runway Are almost in line and Cessna flights have always turned off to the West before climbing. It was the first collision since Cessna began operations there 40 years ago. Where dead Are being buried this is an Aerial View of part of Bhola Island where the survivors have piled the dead in burial pits on the Banks of Many channels of the Island which measures 13-thousand Square Miles. More than one million persons lived on Bhola Island which received the Brunt of the Cyclone and tidal Waves causing the death of undetermined thousands in East Pakistan recently. A wire photo via Cable from London Santa coming Santa Claus is coming to town next Friday. He is slated to arrive around 5 . Due to the Lack of Snow his Reindeer May stay in their stables and Jolly St. Nick is tentatively scheduled to make his appearance aboard a City owned conveyance. In conjunction with the arrival of Santa Claus Christmas lights and decorations in the downtown area of Arkansas City Are slated to be turned on for the first time this season. City manager Ken Thompson said City work Crews have begun repairing and renewing some of the damaged decorations and Crews will Start putting the decorations in place monday. Kaw City and specifications for the sewage treatment Plant and the electrical distribution system for Kaw City were approved today by the Tulsa District of the army corps of engineers. Col. Vernon w. Pinkey District Engineer said bids Are being received by Kaw City and the bid openings Are scheduled in december. He said the sewage treatment Plant and electrical distribution system Are the last two items of construction under the contract Between the corps of engineers and Kaw City. The one remaining facility to be constructed by the Federal government in Kaw City is the Kaw school which will be done under contract with the Kaw school Board next year. Work on the relocation of the municipal buildings including City Hall and a warehouse was started in april this year. The warehouse is now Complete and in use. The municipal building is about 90 percent Complete. Col. Pinkey stated the specifications allow 220 Days to construct the sewage treatment Plant and 160 Days to finish the electrical distribution system. Relief flown to victims Manila a Relief forces flew today to a Small group of islands off Manila following reports they had been devastated by typhoon Patsy. Government officials said initial information indicated 95 per cent of the structures in the Polillo islands were damaged by the storm. In in Mam i in in i i freed unharmed the weather Covington a. A three hostages released unharmed after a three state trip with a heavily armed Ohio prison parolee say they were treated Well and one called their Abductor a a perfect the parolee earlier had left two policemen handcuffed to a Church sink in Bayard Ohio and fled Ohio authorities said with a .45-caliber pistol and two revolvers belonging to the officers. The three civilians All from Minerva Ohio were prepared to return today to Cincinnati As police and the Federal Bureau of investigation conducted a six state search for the parolee identified by Ohio authorities As James Edward Kelley 42, of Cleveland. A we Are All Okay a said Joseph Plott 24, after he and his sister Nurissa 17, and Connie Elliott 30, were released Friday night. Police said Kelley locked the three in a Utility room of a Covington service station after filling his car with gasoline and holding up the station operator. He took about $250 at gunpoint from Conrad Maynard along with License plates from a car at the station then left police said. Alerts were sent out to Tennessee Georgia Florida North Carolina and South Carolina in addition to a statewide Alert in Virginia. The incident began in a Cleveland suburb. Police sgt. Ronald Baracz 34, said he noticed a tag violation on Kelley a car and started to radio his Headquarters. He said he heard Kelley say a please done to do that a then the Man pulled a gun. He forced him to drive to Edinboro pa., then turned Back to Ohio. Two Hundred policemen using helicopters and bloodhounds searched the area around Baracz a abandoned police Cruiser. Baracz said Kelley treated him Well offering cigars but still holding a gun in each hand while driving. Kelley a car broke Down and he handcuffed Baracz to the sink police said then he abducted another patrolman in his Cruiser outside a restaurant at nearby Minerva. He took patrolman Richard e. Klaes to the sink along Side Baracz. The forecast Kansas mostly fair. Chance of Snow rain toward night North and West. Highs sos to 60. Temperature record since 3 . Yesterday 3 .56 4 .56 5 .55 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 . 10 . 11 . .51 .50 .48 .45 .45 .45 sunny Oklahoma fair warmer. Highs 60s to Low 70s. Lows 34 to 44. 12 Midnight .44 i . .44 2 .3 . 4 . 5 . 6 . 7 . 8 . 9 . 10 . 11 . 12 noon .44 .44 .45 .46 .46 .46 .46 .48 .50 .52 .53 highest and lowest highest temperature for this a in 44 years 75 degrees in 195 lowest 14 degrees in 1964

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