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Benton Harbor News Palladium (Newspaper) - December 21, 1970, Benton Harbor, Michigan biggest buy for Reader and for anal edition Benton Harbor. Mich. Monday december 21, 1970 44 pages Loc in link army Larry d. Mcnew son of or. And mrs. Robert Beck of Coloma arrives at Oakland calif., in route Home from Vietnam extends holidays. A warm Welcome Mah Mkathleen for world airways. Homecoming Usa flights Are operated by world airways and the us for servicemen with at least four months but not More than eight months in Vietnam. Fourteen Day leaves were announced recently by Gen. Creighton w. Abrams command ing general military assistance command Vietnam. Mcnew entered the army _ years ago and has about six months in Vietnam. During . Ii russians feared More than nazis weather forecast sunny mild today. Continued fair. Temperatures readings from sum. Noon to men. Noon 12 b. 6 p. M. 9 p. M. 12 a. .22 .21 .20 .20 3 a 6 . 9 m. 12 High at Doob Mon Low 19 at . London a ten months before a Day Allied military strategists discussed the possibility of repelling the russians ii they suddenly began overrun Ning nazi Germany. Gen. George c. Marhall world War ii . Chief of staff asked Liis British counterpart in August 1843 if he thought Ger Many would help Allied troops enter Europe to repel the rus the quotation came from offi Cial minutes of the combined chiefs of staff which were made Public today in London and Washington. Sir Alan Brooke British chief of staff told Marshall he had been thinking along similar lines. He said however that or. Edwatd Benes of Czechoslovakia did not Flink the russians would try to sweep Over Europe immediately. The British marshal quoted or. Benes As believing soviet Russia would be bled so badly by the War that it would need a j few years to get its Economy going again. Marshall commented in a meeting of the chiefs of staff that Russia was turning an increasingly hostile Eye on the j capitalist the russians i he said were becoming increasingly contemptuous of their Western allies. Although minutes of the meet ing did not background the Rea j sons apparently the russian View stemmed from Allied refusal to invade Europe As soon As Moscow would have liked. Caution taken Early in the world conflict the allies began to treat Russia with some caution. The combined chiefs had technicians studying what weapons it could give Russia what weapons and information it could not give the russians and what the technicians were doubtful about. The British chief of staff while going along with or. Benes View told Marshall he expected Russia to ask for a part of Poland at least part of the Baltic states and for conces Sions in the Balkans. Strategy against the japanese discussed by the combined chiefs was based on the belief that Russia would not declare War against Japan or if it did then it would be so late the re sult would be obvious. The major part of the records of meetings of the combined chiefs of staff a total of i see Back Page Sec. I col. 8 Ball and Chain Francis a. Johnson a 66-year-old Bachelor Carpenter uses a Railroad Jack to wind his Ball of baling twine at his Darwin minn., Home. Johnson says he began collecting the twine in now he has 4v4 tons of it. He says it All started because his Mother taught him not to waste anything. A new polish leaders Promise Rig changes elves bringing Santa letters children pour their hearts into Yule notes by Brandon Brown staff writer North pole Avalanche of letters trom ism City area youngsters has been forwarded to Qantas Domain in the snowy wastes Here by elves in the Benton Harbor Post office. Most Are letters from Young sters who pledge to the Jolly old Saint that they be been Good the past year and would appreciate some toys in return. One Benton Harbor girl told Santa she s been Good All though she did t say Low old she is. Honesty pays at least one youngster confided he s been both Good and bad but Santa regards honesty As a virtue and indicated toys will be forthcoming anyhow. Many youngsters say they la have cookies and milk waiting for Santa to snack on when he arrives by Reindeer on Christ Mas eve. Several tots told Santa How much he Means to them and were thoughtful enough to thank him for the gifts he delivered last year. A tyke from St. Joseph ranked Santa for past gifts and added i guess i Don t want much this year but so what my included a request for three oys and cloths for Pussy a fair Plain girl had some Frank admissions and puzzling spelling for Santa. She wrote i have so Many toys my Mother win throw them out. I really want More toys for Christmas. Like a Bady a lad from Coloma began his letter to the red suited Saint with a Breezy and continued Are you Busy this year. Well All i want is 16 things. It won t Lake too Long some of the letter addresses voting age lowered by High court bulletin Washington a the supreme court approved 5 to 4 Loday lowering the age for Vot ing in National elections to 18 years old. But in another 5-4 vote the court barred lowering the age for state and local elections. At the same time the court unanimously upheld the elimination of literacy tests for Vot ing wherever they exist in the nation. And it ruled sol that slates cannot set residence require ments of More than 30 Days for voting in presidential elections. The court issued its decision on the 1970 Federal voting hights act at its last Public ses Sion of the year. The ruling split the court and the justices took several Hundred pages to set Forth their views and salutations gave Santa a momentary Start especially dear Sanata from a fledgling see Back Page Sec. 1, col. 6 Gierek replaces Gomulka Wladyslaw go Mulka right polish communist party Boss re signed sunday following riots against govern ment imposed Price increases. Radio Warsaw said Edward Gierek left considered to be the party s top economist was named to replace Gomulka a wire photo wounded by Hunter Little girl winning Battle to survive by Lynne Olson associated press writer Salt Lake City Utah a Little Karyn Prestwich will open her Christmas presents Friday in a Hospital bed and Shell eat the traditional Turkey dinner with her family in a Hospital cafeteria. Despite the Antiseptic surroundings Karyn s parents or. And mrs. Donald Prestwich say it will be the happiest Christmas their family has Ever spent their 6-year-old daughter is winning a struggle for life which began when she was mistaken for a Deer nov. G on a Rural Highway near her Home in North Fork Idaho. Waiting for bus blonde Blue eyed Karyn who started first Grade in septem Ber was waiting for her school bus when she was struck in the stomach by a Rifle Bullet. Taken to a Salmon Idaho Hospital and later transferred to the University of Utah medical Center in Salt Lake City she remained in critical condition for almost a month with badly damaged kidneys. The doctors who treated her said the Little girl made an extraordinarily determined fight for life. It s taken quite a while for her to Bounce said her Mother and it will be at least another month before she can be released. She s getting terribly bored and keeps asking to get out so she can go Back to school which she mrs. Prestwich who has maintained a Day and night Vigil by Karen s bedside since the Accident said her husband a . Forest service employee who with two other children would come to Salt Lake City this week to spend the Christ Mas holidays. Her daughter s greatest unhappiness during her Long Hospi Tal stay has been the prolonged separation from her two Sisters Carrie 3, and Jenny 1, mrs. Prestwich added. Man accused Karyn has received Many gifts including a doll sent by Roy c. Wells 52, of Torrance calif., who was charged with As Sault with a deadly weapon in the shooting. She keeps telling me that she thinks he is a very Nice mrs. Prestwich said. She s glad he still thinks about the Man did t mean to see Back Page Sec. 1, col. 7 Gomulka toppled by riots Wir retain allegiance to Moscow Warsaw a Poland s new communist leadership Indi Cates it will revise the economic plans that spawned last week s rioting and will maintain total allegiance to Moscow. Otherwise its future course is unclear. Western observers con Sider the new party first Secre tary Edward Gierek a dedicated communist identified with Nei ther the Liberal nor the nationalistic party factions. Radio Warsaw reported Sun Day that Gierek the party s top economist and parly Secretary of Silesia had replaced Wladys Law Gomulka who resigned along with president Marian Spychalski and three other members of the politburo. Apparently Premier Jozef Cyran Kiewicz was not affected. Remained quiet Gierek s Success in keeping his Home province quiet was seen As a key to his promotion. As bloody riots Shook Gdansk Gdynia Sopot Szczecin and seaport and Industrial centers in the remained quiet in Industrial Silesia where Vio Lence was widespread during the bread riots that brought go Mulka to Power in 1956. Last week s disturbances be Gan after the Gomulka regime raised prices 17 to 20 per cent on food clothing and other essentials in a prelude to a new five year plan that was to begin next month. In a television address after his Elevation Gierek said we will have to reconsider carefully the problem of the economic plan for next year and for the whole five year the riots he said resulted from inconsiderate concepts in economic policy. We will remove these. He said his administration will consult with the working class and Intelli adding recent events have reminded us in a painful manner this Basic truth that the party must always maintain a close link with the working class and the whole he said hostile forces cannot Lead us astray or return us from the Road of socialism. We Are going together with the whole great socialist Community and chiefly with our tested see Back Page Sec. 1, col. 8 Karyn recovering six year old Karyn Prestwich appears to be on the Road to recovery from an accidental gunshot wound. Karyn of North Fork Idaho was in critical condition for almost a month at a Salt Lake City Hospital after a Deer Hunter mistook her for a doer and shot her a wire photo Index Section one 2 twin cities news Page 3 women s Section pages Ann 6 obituaries Page 10 Section two area highlights Page 11 Section three news Roundup .10 pages Section four sports pages comics to radio Page 39 markets Page 40 weather forecast Page 40 classified ads pages still time to be Good fellow Christmas Rush now upon us no reminders should be needed now. Advice to mail Early and shop Early should be saved for another year this is the Cli Rislaa Rush but there s still Lime to become a Good fellow and help lie 1970 fund reach its goal 4113.23 is needed to assure tint just about every Home in the i Benton Harbor area will have some sort of Christmas. Latest receipts to the Good fellow fund were turned in by Harold Smith and his night riders in the Exchange club newbie Sale and received Over the counter at the fund s Headquarters in the news pal Adlum. The night riders Campaign boosted the newbie Sale total to Santa Claus was t informed until late saturday Hittl someone named Todd also was member of the night no last name was Given but he suspects it s Todd the Mullen employees Coffee fund perked up for the Good fellow fund. The staff of girl souls of southwestern Mich Igan Send and wishes for a merry Christmas. Children of St. Paul s Church school gave up their Christmas treat so that they could help others to the tune of an act of generosity that rated a big Bow irom Santa. Florence Maurice and Art Reck gave in memory of Gus and Annie Reck and there was from Goldie Harmon unit 43, mothers of world War h. Thayer paper Ila Nilor Supply co. Will be closed dec. 26, adv

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