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Biloxi Daily Herald (Newspaper) - November 21, 1970, Biloxi, Mississippi The daily Herald serving Biloxi Gulfport and the Mississippi coast since 1884 served by associated press volume 87 a number 49 Mississippi coast saturday morning november 21, 1970 2 sections a 20 pages weather Clear to partly Cloudy and Cool today and a Little warmer sunday. Highest saturday 66 to 72. Lowest tonight 40 to 46. Details on Page 5. Single copy 10c u. S. Takes new look at red China stance by Spencer Davis associated press writer Washington a the United states will consult with its allies on what it Calls a Quot new situation Quot 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 department deplored any of i fonts to deny nationalist a Hina its membership Bui 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 Quot we oppose the membership of communist China at the expense of the expulsion of a nationalist King said Quot we will of course examine All the implications of the new situation in full consultation of friends and a statement read by King said Quot 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 re a a Mitchel cleared in my Lai deaths miss world. The Nen in d Jjo. Miss Grenada West indies Jennifer a is Echane hos in poses Afler her Coronation at the Royal Albert Hall in London Friday night. A wire photo fort Hood tex. A 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. Mitchell s wife Rosa stood up and shouted Quot of Quot As the verdict was read. Col. George r. Robinson military judge banged his Gavel and ordered Quot sit Down in the Mitchell returned to his seat and was patted on the shoulder by his attorney Ossie Brown. Mitchell 30, a to year army Veteran with two Good conduct medals and a Bronze Star Legal service Deputy fired by Leo Washington a the director of the office of economic Opportunity s controversial Legal service program and a top Deputy were fired Friday night by Leo chief Donald Rumsfield. Rumsfield removed Terry f. Lenzner the program director and Lenzner s Deputy. Frank Jones and named thur Reid Deputy general counsel of the Leo As acting director of the program. Quot it has become evident that or. Lenzner and or. Jones Are either unwilling or unable to administer the program in a manner consistent with the policies and Mission of the office of economic Opportunity Quot Rumsfeld said in a statement. Quot under the circumstances i have no alternative hut to replace them with individuals who will effectively administer the program. I regret that circumstances require this decision he said. The Legal services program Herald to begin series of coast Economy articles what is the present state of the Economy on the Gulf coast How far Back have we come since Camille struck in August of 1969? what Are the business prospects for the future these and other questions will be answered in a series on the coast s Economy which begins in the daily Herald sunday. And that s just one of the Many Reading bonuses you la find in the sunday Issue packed with hard new readable features a Magazine Section and a line up of All Star comics. Involves about 1,800 attorneys in 850 offices nationwide. It has attracted wide attention and political opposition because of its Success in so called Law Reform cases. These include challenges of disputed Laws and government practices such As cuts in welfare payments. The program has been the subject in recent months of a Battle Between lawyers and government officials in which bar leaders charged that the anti poverty Agency was scuttling a major bar supported program of Legal Aid to the poor. Rumsfeld proposed then killed a reorgani2ation which would have decentralized the program and Given control to non Lawver regional officials of the Leo. I critics of the reorganization had expressed fears that giving control to these officials who Are not lawyers would weaken the professional integrity of the program. They also argued these officials Are susceptible to local political slow in getting to East Pakistan area Daulatkhan East Pakistan apr seven Days after one of history s worst cyclones survivors stood in this shattered Village on Bhola Island and tried to Stop trucks. Children with legs and arms like Sticks swarmed Over every truck that stopped. In every Case the people were demanding food. A Road has been freshly reopened to Daulatkhan but the fact is that Relief i slow in arriving on Bhola hardest hit Bay of Bengal Island when the Cyclone and great Waves struck last Friday. Although the official death toll in the islands and along East Pakistan s coast stands at 148,116, official insist that 200,000 of a population of 900,000 on Bhola perished. All around Are misery and death but the officials say Dau gunman holds up downtown store a Man with revolver Friday night took an undetermined amount of Cash during an armed robbery at s. H. Kress variety store in downtown Biloxi. Capt. Wallace Wescovich said the Man about 35 years old with Quot shaggy Sandy hair Quot took the Money from mrs. Beatrice Waldon an employee about 7 55 . Mrs. Walton told officers the Man approached her with gun in his hand while she was stausing near the office and told her he wanted Money. When she showed him where the Money was the gunman grabbed Quot a handful Quot and then ran out the front door of the store with the gun still in his stand mrs. Waldon told i Veti gating police. She said he was under six feet tall slender built weighed about 160 pounds and wore a Light yellow windbreaker jacket. Police said they picked up several people who fit the description of the gunman but they were All to mtg Loose later. Lat Khan is luckier in the matter of Relief than other parts of the Island that remain isolated. An energetic Relief officer said priorities for Bhola Island Are immediate air drops of Relief supplies to the thousands. Still untouched by Aid in inac Cestable areas restored communications and the burial of the dead. To avoid being overwhelmed by the hungry visiting journalists tried to turn 70 tins of biscuits Over to police. A surprised policeman said the food should be Given to the officer in charge of development. The tins finally were turned Over to Saadat Hussain 25, an energetic Relief officer and an army medical officer. They expressed belief that 20,poo of the 100,000 people in the District were killed in the typhoon. Inside women s . 8business amp financial pm 5tv . 11coast entertainments pm. 11 local amp Nat l. Sports pm. 13 awarded for action in Vietnam sat slumped in his chair. Mitchell s father the Rev. Isiah Mitchell who is pastor of an 80-member Baptist Church in st. Francisville la. And his Mother also were Here for Mitchell s trial. After the jury retired Mitch Eil s father said Quot the Onliest to Long we can do now is v it was a personal Victory for Mitchell s lawyer who handled a he Case without fee and who a collapsed of physical exhaustion oct. 22, the Day the defense was to begin presenting its Case. Brown s hair inexplicably turned White in the Hospital and he riled it Black before the court i convened nov. 16. Brown contrasted sharply in dress with the jurors judge and army attorneys in the Case. Fjarli Day he wore a different and brightly coloured suit with Matching shirt tie handler Clef and socks. His speech was also More color us punctuated with gestures Ard rapid movements of his Hillk it body. He blamed his col laps on a rigorous High protein Aid Grapefruit diet and Long Curr on the Case. Public of China has again failed to obtain the votes necessary to passage. Quot 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 s interpretation. And King himself later issued the following statement Quot we have come to no decision regarding the universality approach or regarding any other approach on . Hong Kong a radio Hanoi reported that Quot wave after wave Quot of . Bombers attacked North Vietnam Early saturday including a prisoner of War Camp where the station said there were Quot a number of . Prisoner of War made ,. T. P. Naylor right assistant director of the Mississippi Highway patrol s narcotics division leads Raymond g. Henry. 22, from his Home at no. 1 Ethel Circie Ocean Springs where he was arrested on charges of Possession of marijuana. Staff photo by Ron Elias sex supervisor French gets $5,000 Fine in funds Case Good morning Berlin apr a Man accused of wounding a russian sentry at the soviet War memorial was recaptured Friday West Berlin police reported. A police spokesman said Ekkehard Weil 21, a West Berlin Hospital worker was arrested on a Street by a patrolman going Home from duty. London apr women s liberation demonstrators hurling smoke bombs and stink bombs interrupted the i. Nals of the 1970 miss world contest Friday night and drove comedian Bob Hope temporarily off the stage. Honolulu api vice president Sprio t. Agnew praised the american news profession Friday As Quot the Fai finest journalistic Complex in the entire and so cd Quot we Are far More compatible than we would have the vice president was addressing the associated press managing editors association which is winding up its four Day annual meeting Iri Honolulu. San Jose Calif. Apis saying it has evidence of felonies the Santa Clara county grand jury has launched an investigation into the violent pre election demonstration Here against president Nixon. The jury also criticized the Security planning for Nixon s appearance. Los Angeles apr 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 Quot i be killed no one and i be ordered no one his three women co defendants who said thursday they were determined to testify and give the jury the truth Quot changed their minds and declined. Washington apr Nixon administration officials promised Friday to continue the fight for their welfare Reform plan dealt a setback in the Senate finance committee. Washington apr eight students members of the Washington committee for the release of captive jewry were dragged by police from the soviet Tass news service office today after hand cuffing themselves together inside. This demonstration to protest what students called a Kangaroo court and show trial beginning in Leningrad this week followed a demonstration by the same group six weeks ago at the soviet embassy. Washington apr the air Force Friday announced selection of Northrop corp. Of Hawthorne Calif to produce a new Jet fighter for u. S. Allies. If the Pentagon buys the full 325 planes planned the total procurement Cost will come to 15.6 million the air Force said. New York map for the second time in nine Days Chase Manhattan the nation s third biggest Bank reduced its prime rate of interest and was quickly followed by Bank of America the nation s largest. Effective monday the prime rate will be 7 per cent. Lisbon Ohio a three persons held hostage by a heavily armed prison parolee were released unharmed in Covington va., Ohio Highway patrol spokesmen said Friday. A widespread search continued for the parolee James Edward Kelly of Cleveland who handcuffed two policemen to a Church sink then took the hostages and fled. New Orleans apr three major Oil producers were charged in Federal court Friday with failing to install safety devices on 74 offshore Oil Wells in the Gulf of Mexico. The action taken against Shell Oil co. Continental Oil co. And Union Oil co., followed a lengthy investigation stemming from a massive Oil spill and fire at an offshore platform earlier this year. It was the third government action since the february spill which resulted in a $1 million Fine against Chevron Oil co. Last week the government Laid Silliar charges against Humble Oil amp refining co. A Harrison county a Cuit court jury shortly after 10 . Friday returned a verdict of guilty in the trial of Charles Estic Jackson for the april 17 murder of his girl Friend s parents or. And mrs. Guy Newsome. Judge Harry g. Walker presiding in the trial at Gulfport sentenced Jackson to life imprisonment. By Dorothy Leggett daily Herald staff writer former Harrison county supervisor Nicholas b. French was fined $5,000 after pleading guilty to 31 indictments for embezzlement of county Road and Bridge funds and after he re paid $10.337 he was accused of diverting Between january 1962 and december 1964. French who had faced trial after earlier pleading innocent to the March indictments changed his plea during recess of another trial f riday afternoon in Harrison county circuit court at Gulfport. Judge Harry g. Walker levied a Fine of $5.000 on each of the 31 charges but suspended All the �5,000 Fine on the charge and assessed a total $661 in court costs against the 52-year-old pass Christian resident. French District 3 supervisor eight years and former president of county supervisors was indicted by a grand jury earlier this year. He was a candidate for reelection in november 1967, but was Defeated by Francis Hursey. He gained several delays of continued on Page 2 views evidence. Ocean Springs police chief Matt Cox views 10 ounces didst of marijuana which was delivered by the . Post office department o an Ocean Springs Man after Solal officials discovered through lab tests that narcotics was contained in the package. Chief Cox led a group of Law enforce ment officials in a stakeout which resulted in two arrests after the package was de i Erci. Staff photo by Ron Elias fund still $25,000 under goal contributions in the annual drive of the United fund of Harrison county reached f 360.154.27 for Day accor me to the Progress report from Campaign Headquarters. $24,845.73 is needed to reach the goal of $385,000. Those wishing to help in making this the sixth successful Campaign of the in Ted Fum in Harrison county Are urged to Nail the r c a till ution to p. 0. Box 1172. Guir Ort. Campaign volunteers Are Ai ked to their assignments not later than wednesday of next week and to get their reports to Campaign Headquarters As s it on As Rossie e. Reports by Campaign Divi it ians for Quoter of ending Friday. November 20fh Are As follows special firms East Dick Kmetz chairman $12,248 or 82 percent of goal special firms West Jim Tolson. Chairman $38,842 or 94 per cent of goal Advance Giffy t. Eivin Ness chairman $34,059 or 88 per cent of goal adv nce gift. Wet org a East chairman �?�>7 or co or cent of Goa professional East. Or. Theresa Buckley chairman. $3,777 or 84 per cent of goal professional West or. Chester West chairman $6,056 or 87 per cent of goal Edgewater Pak. Torn Goble chairman. $10,824 or 76 tinned on Page 2 unit s Mission told at trial by Arthur Evereit associated press writer it. Benning. A. Lapi it. William Calley or 3 Charley company swept into my Lai two years ago on a search and destroy Mission with orders to shoot at the first sign of vietnamese resistance a witness testified Friday at Galley s court martial. The result in the words of the witness. Gene Oliver or. 24. Of Cincinnati. Ohio was that at the conclusion of the Assaul mis Ion March in. 1068. The bed is of vietnamese civilians a Quot were scattered All through the however. Other was the ninth in a Row to testify that c. Company encountered no resistance from the villagers. He did say that at one Point he saw a figure that he took to be an armed Viet Cong and heard a burst 0 Wii at he described a enemy fire the first such observation of the court martial. Galley. 27. on trial for his life charged with premeditated murder of 102 unarmed vietnamese civilians while leading company c s first platoon through the Hamlet. The Core of his defense is expected to be that anything he did that Day was in response to orders from above. In its questioning of prosecution witnesses the defense also has stressed the theme that i violence was widespread in my Laiha Day. So much so thai it would be impossible to Trace it to a single platoon let alone a single ind Vida. Week a. Vav a. D be o h s military at for nays. Books i it Vyle. Right leave the it. Martia building at the end of a week of the trial. Cahey is accused of killing 102 vietnamese Civ Hans at my Lei in 1968. Atwi rephis of

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