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Bluefield Daily Telegraph (Newspaper) - November 21, 1970, Bluefield, West Virginia Double a championship game Between Gary and Oceana Here to Day. Peterstown Oakvale and Bland basketball prospects outlined. Sports. Vol. Xxv. No. 325 mostly sunny today with High temper attire in the 40s and Low 50s. Fair and Cool tonight. Cloudy Chance of rain Sun Day. Errend Cuis postage paid at Bluefield. W. Va., and add l office Bluefield w. Va., saturday morning november 21, 1970 to 20 cent san car Manson declares he killed no one during Surprise appearance in trial los Angeles a Charles Manson accused of ordering the killings of actress Sharon Tate and six others made a Surprise appearance on the witness stand Friday and said a a in be killed no one and i be ordered no one he stepped Down after nearly two hours of saying anything he wished in his own defense and told the court he did not wish to repeat his Story for the jury. His three women co defendants then said they did not wish to testify. It appeared final arguments in the 23-week-old Case could begin next week. The women announced thursday that they wished to testify against the advice of their actor today s news summary National International United nations United nations general Assembly voted 51 in favor to 49 against seating communist China and expelling the chinese nationalists Friday. Only adoption of a u. Resolution requiring a two thirds vote succeeded in keeping the chinese communists out. Page i. 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. Page i. Neys who said they would confess. When the women declined Friday to take the stand unless the jury was present Manson said he would testify. After he finished his attorney moved for a mistrial on grounds that the jury which has been sequestered might somehow get word of the testimony. He was overruled. 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 ordering his followers to execute the plan. A i have one Law that i live by a he testified. Quot a its that i done to he then launched into a rambling dialogue that alternately expressed his philosophy and at turn to Page 2, col. I Jarrett declares mistrial after jury fails to reach verdict in Christian Case by Jim Calfee a Mercer county intermediate court Petit jury was unable to reach a decision in the w i 1-Liam a a Bill Christian trial Friday. Judge Howard Jarrett declared a mistrial. The chief attorneys in the trial David w. Knight prosecuting attorney and Joseph Sanders jr., who represented Christian agreed with the court to retry the Case Jan. 18. The jury composed of five women and seven men deliberated the Case either individually or collectively from about 4 45 . Thursday until 11 50 . Yesterday. Its Foreman Albert Farley told judge Jarrett that the jurors were unable to reach a verdict. A i done to believe there s any Chance a of reaching one Farley said. The judge told the jurors that they had a Given it a Good try and thanked them for their cooperation during the term of court. The jurors again appearing exhausted yesterday at noon began hearing the evidence in the Case which entered around a charge that Christian received $5,000 of the $300,000 stolen from the c. A. Clyborne but both Are dogs a a a a a a Viet heroes win medals Washington a Secretary of defense Melvin r. Laird warned Congress Friday that failure to approve president Nixon said package for Cambodia a would have a substantial effects on the Progress of u. S. Troop withdrawals from Vietnam. Page 8. It. Benning. A. Wit Nesses testified Friday that it. William Calley a platoon swept into Lai on a search and destroy Mission with orders to shoot at the first sign of resistance. Callacy 27, is on trial for his life charged with premeditated murder of 102 unarmed vietnamese civilians while leading the platoon through the Hamlet. Page i. Lisbon Ohio a heavily armed prison parolee who handcuffed two policemen to a Church sink then took three persons hostage and fled was sought Friday by state and local authorities Over a wide area of Northeast Ohio. Prison officials identified the parolee As James Edward Kelly 42, of Cleveland. Page 12. Los Angeles a Charles Manson accused of ordering the killings of actress Sharon Tate and six owners took the witness stand Friday in a Surprise move and said a a in be killed no one and in be Ort red no one Page i. State Washington a embarrassed army officials admitted Friday two dogs were among 21 members of the 25th infantry division in Vietnam Apio countless football stadiums across America today spectators and participants will pause by remembrance of the Marshall University football team and its coaching staff that was nearly wiped out last saturday in a flaming jetliner disaster. Page 2. Huntington a Federal investigators Hope to wind up the on scene probe into last weekends 75-death jetliner crash by monday it was reported Friday amid Strong denials of published reports citing a Pilot error Quot As a cause for the crash. Page 12. Local area u. N. Appointee a Daniel Patrick Moynihan special assistant to president Nixon for Urban affairs has accepted appointment As u. S. Ambassador to the United nations according to reports. A wire photo proved for Bronze Star medals last month. A Griffin Canine and a Smokey 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 in t 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. General order 10620 citing the two men who turned out to be 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., 098-31-3225, staff sergeant Headquarters. Headquarters Battery 3rd battalion 13th Field artillery 25th infantry division. Both serial numbers were identical and the army spokesman said that computer checks showed no servicemen were assigned that number. Home in Bluefield this past monday morning. Christian a Bluefield businessman testified that he knew nothing of the Clyborne robbery until be heard about it on the radio near Beckley two Days after it occurred. The state contended that Christian was the a a Mastermind of the crime. Knight urged the jury a to put it together in his closing argument. He implied there was More to the Case than had been presented to the jury. Sanders concentrated his defense on Rufus Raymond Hampton particularly on his difficulty in identifying Christian at a preliminary hearing on March to at which time Christian was bound Over to the grand jury. Hampton who admitted that he broke into the Clyborne Home along with William a a Rabbit Martin was the states key witness the Only witness in fact who testified that turn to Page 2, col. 2 Green Valley Road design is completed Stafford reports Bill on four Laning at v0t6 ill Cilos Tazewell meeting closer to admittance China again denied United nations seat dynamite found in City Field Bluefield police reported Friday that several Sticks of dynamite were found by two youngsters in a Corn Field on Allen Street in the City a West end thursday together with a seven Inch fuse. It. Sam Payne and patrolman John Freeman said 13 Sticks of dynamite were found by children about 20 feet behind a House at 114vi Allen Street thursday at about 5 . The dynamite was bound together by masking tape and was wrapped in a grocery shopping bag police said. Roosevelt Patterson of to Allen Street was told by two of his sons that they had discovered the exp olives. Patterson in turn called the police. Police chief Andrew Dodson said Friday the dynamite had apparently been exposed for some time and had deteriorated to a Point a where it was probably the two youngsters told police they had seen the shopping bag in the Field about a week ago turn to Page 2, col. 4 by Mike Stater Jack Stafford assistant commissioner of the West Virginia department of highways said Friday night in Tazewell va., that design reports for four toning the Green Valley sector of u. S. 460 Are Complete and that construction on the Road can be expected within the near future. Speaking before the 46th annual membership meeting of the great lakes to Florida Highway association. Inc., Stafford said the u. S. 460 a corridor a Quot Highway projects Are As vital to Southern West Virginia As t h e interstate Highway system. On a related matter with the Green Valley four Laning Stafford said a hearing on design reports for a Princeton by pass will be held within sue weeks. The a corridor a Quot project includes the four toning of u. S. It. 460 from Tazewell county va., through Mercer county. A there has been much Progress on the appalachian corridor Highway work from Glen Lyn va., to the Bluefield va., line a Stafford said. A four Lan ing of it. 460 from the Virginia line at Bluefield eastward is progressing Stafford said one hold Back in construction is that a Norfolk and Western railway Bridge near Glen Lyn must be moved so additional contracts can be let. A the corridor q projects Are very important to Southern West Virginia. They form the Backbone of interstate 77,�?� Stafford said. The Princeton native cited other appalachian corridor highways which would be feeding into 1-77. They Are a corridor cd from Beckley a corridor go from Pikeville. By. And interstate routes 64 and 79 which also will feed into 1-77, which Stafford called the most important interstate in West Virginia. The assistant Road commissioner said the meeting of t h e association was being held in Tazewell because the town like others in the two states is indirectly affected by 1-77. A we want to draw you into the system and we done to want to be selfish. You Here in Tazewell can Benefit from the Highway even though you Are some 25 Miles from it. We must stick together and in a glad to see the interest you have Stafford said West Virginia needed More Good highways to turn to Page 2, col. 2 a . Times news service United nations. N. Y. Communist China Friday inched closer to being seated in the United nations As the general Assembly gave it a majority vote for the first time since the annual balloting began 20 years ago. But this was not enough because the Assembly had earlier decided As in past years that a two a thirds majority would be needed. Fifty one nations voted in favor of an algerian. Sponsored Resolution calling for the admission of communist China and the expulsion of nationalist China. Forty nine were opposed and there were 25 abstentions. Communist China thus fell 16 votes Short of the required two thirds of those cast. The closest previous vote came in 1965, when there was a 47-to-47 tie with 20 abstaining. Last year a similar Resolution was Defeated 48 to 56, with 21 abstentions. Before fridays majority vote the Assembly made sure that a change in the representation of China would be further delayed by adopting an american. Sponsored Resolution stipulating that the Issue was an a a important a one thus requiring a two thirds majority. The vote on this motion was 66 to 52. With 7 abstentions. The growing support for peking was clearly evident in both votes a so much so that Many delegates in private conversions after the voting expressed the opinion that peking might achieve membership next year. There was Long applause on Tho tightly packed Assembly floor when the result of the Rol Call vote on the algerian Resolution in favor of seating peking was flashed on the voting boards. African and asian diplomats who had led the fight for the Resolution were jubilant. Last year the vote on the algerian Resolution was 48 in favor 56 against with 21 abstentions. Calley and iat Mer leave after Day in court it. William Calley left and his attorney George Latimer right leave after another Day of court. Calley is accused of Kitling 102 vietnamese civilians at Lai South Vietnam in 1968. The court heard four witnesses thursday. A wire photo massacre result of shoot order it. Benning of. Apr it. William Calley �?Ts Charley company swept into 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 Calley a court martial. The result in the words of the witness. Gene Oliver jr., 24, of Cincinnati Ohio was that at the conclusion of the assault Mission March 16, 1968, the bodies latin America establishment politics Bluefield a a Mercer county intermediate court Petit jury was unable to reach a decision in the William Christian trial Friday and judge Howard Jarrett declared a mistrial. Page i. Mcdowell youth hangs self Plant Sale will hike employment Tazewell a Jack Stafford assistant commissioner of the West Virginia department of highways said Friday night that design reports four Laning of the Green Valley sector of a corridor a a highways Are Complete and that construction of the Road can be expected within the near future. Welch a Lawrence Kenneth Sizemore. 15. Of Mcdowell county was dead on arrival late thursday nigh in a Welch Hospital after he hanged himself in the Mcdower county jail. Page l the Bastian. Va., cutting and sewing Plant of Rex knitting Mills in Bland county va., has been acquired by Roanoke Mills of Roanoke va., it was announced Friday. S. D. Mason president of Roanoke Mills said the Purchase has prevented the closure of the Plant which had been planned by spartan industries the former owners. He also said employment would be increased from the present 350 persons to around 500 under the new ownership. A spartan had been phasing out the operations at Bland since july in line with a decision to divest itself of manufacturing facilities. The new ownership already has reversed the process however at one Point employment was Down to about 150 persons. Mason said the Purchase by Roanoke Mills adds a fourth manufacturing facility to tha company a list with total in it payment of about 1,300 persons. A we Are very pleased to acquire this Plant a Mason said a and the principal asset we Are procuring is the very High Type of employee available at the Bastian he said the present Plant management and employees will be retained and there will be a a gradual buildup in employment to about 500 As production can be the Plant contains 52.000 Square feet of space and Bas about 425 sewing machines installed. Roanoke Mills is a knitwear manufacturer of both menus and turn to Page 2. Col. 8 a 15-year-old Mcdowell county youth was dead on arrival late thursday night in a Welch Hospital after he hanged himself in the Mcdowell county jail officials said Friday. The victim Lawrence Kenneth Sizemore son of Frank and Ada Mae Mullins Sizemore had been charged with seven thefts. Police said the youth had allegedly taken stereo tapes from cars on several occasions. Authorities indicated that he was undergoing a withdrawal symptoms Quot apparently from using drugs. State police Are awaiting results of tests sent to Charleston. The boy had used his own Belt in the hanging attaching it to a half Inch electrical pipe in his cell. Other prisoners reported that they had heard nothing prior to the discovery of t h e body by jailers. The teenager had been released into the custody of his Mother on previous charges but police said that the Mother asked that they leave him in jail because she was a unable to handle the youth was reportedly turn to Page 2. Col. I to to i when Salvador Allende was sworn in As president of Chile in november he became the first democratically elected marxist president in latin America. The Mantle of Power passed from president Eduardo Frei a shoulders to those of Allende As smoothly As could be under a democratic system of government. There was some initial question of whether or not Allende would be confirmed As president in a congressional Runoff election after be gained Only a plurality at the polls but once he pledged to continue governing the country within the framework of the Constitution the barriers against him dropped. And there is no question that there was violence in Chile in the Sake of Allendes election a the army commander in chief was assassinated allegedly by rightists seeking to Block Allendes accession to Power. The jitters of american economic interest notwithstanding however it cannot be denied that the transition of Chile a government was orderly in comparison with the situation in Many other latin american countries. Brazil. Latin americans Torg est nation with Over 88 million people was a democratically ruled Republic until 1964, when the government was overthrown by the army. Since then the regime a now headed by Gen. Emilio Garrastazu Medici a has emerged As one of the most rep Esssie military dictatorships in the hemisphere. In Bolivia the rightist military government of Gen. Alfredo Ovando Candia was ousted by Gen. Juan Jose Torres who lost no time setting up a leftist military regime with himself As president. If establishment politics represent extremes in latin America in Many cases so do opposition politics. Guerrilla and terrorists activity has been reported in Venezuela Brazil Uruguay Argentina Bolivia Ecuador and Colombia. Of vietnamese civilians a were scattered All through the however. Oliver was the ninth witness 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 a armed Viet Cong and heard a burst of what he described As enemy fire the first such observation of the court martial. Calley 27. Is on trial for his life charged with premeditated murder of 102 unarmed vietnamese civilians while leading company cos first platoon through the Hamlet. The Core of his defense is expected to a that anything he did that Day was in response to orders from above. Both Dustin and Oliver told of seeing to to 20 vietnamese dead on a Trail in the Hamlet that Day a scene the prosecution has claimed was due to Calley Sac tons. However Dustin testified in addition he came upon a group of to to 12 vietnamese being guarded by american gis. A said he went on by them and was asked q. After you passed them did you hear some firing a. Yes i did. Q. Did you turn around to observe what happened a. Yes they had been shot. Oliver was the first member of the 3rd platoon to say that he might have seen Calley in tha Village that Day but he Wasny to really sure he added. Q. If you did see him it didst stick in your memory for any reason is that right a. That s right. Elderly area Man killed a 70-year-old Princeton area Man was struck and killed by an automobile near his Boma on state route 20 Friday police said. The victim was identified As George Washington Blaicher of Athens Road. Princeton. Police said Blaicher was walking across the Highway to get a newspaper at about 8 30 . Friday when he was struck by a South bound 1960 Model car being driven by Joseph Roark 53, of Princeton. No charges were filed in tha incident according to d. R. Bowman investigating state trooper. Funeral services will be conducted sunday at la . A memorial funeral directory Chapel Princeton with Rev. Turn to Page 2, Cal 4

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