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Daily Chronicle, The (Newspaper) - November 21, 1970, Centralia, WashingtonBombers blast North Vietnam raids said deepest since bombing halt Saigon up Waves of tary Melvin r. Laird in the Sec us fighter bombers struck at Ond of two morning news car victim of wind gust balanced on Johnson s car causing an estimated Civco Nocle Cen Trolio Chehalis Washington 10 cents saturday nov. 21, 1970 22 pages 79th year no. 276 1 Early admission predicted United nations . A the majority tie uhf. General Assembly to give communist China a seat has led to speculation that peking May be admitted to the world body As Early As next year. There were also forecasts by peking s supporters that the United states would not succeed again a employing the Parlia ment Ary device which kept the communists out. Red China won 51 per cent of Friday s vote. The delegates voted 51 to 49 to seat peking and expel the chinese nationalists. Twenty five members of the 127-Nalioa body abstained. It was the first time in the 20 years of voting on the China question that peking backers and von a majority but under the Resolution de daring chinese representation a important question a two it thirds majority was needed for approval. The United states i stale u ments issued in Washington and it new York conceded that a new m situation had Arisen which a might Force a change in its opposition to seating peking. The statements stressed however that the United states also opposes the expulsion of nationalist China a founding member of the 25-year-old world body. This View was echoed privately by is other diplomats As Well. I Muhammed Yarid of Algeria spokesman for the sponsors of the pro peking Resolution told a news conference that proposal Foj to require a two thirds vote which was passed 66 to it less support than it did a 1969. Late news bulletins Scio Ore. A _ three i children burned of death in f their trailer Home North of Scio this morning As their Mother tried in vain to Rescue m them. The victims children Al of or. And mrs. Ernest -5 Morgan were identified by police As David 3, Angela i 1, and Casandra months. Saigon a american vessels Sank a hostile trawler presumed to be North Viet namese in a gun Battle on the High seas As the trawler attempted of infiltrate South Vietnam the Navy announced today. Covington a. A an armed Ohio prison who was trapped by Virginia state police and Alleghany county sheriff s deputies today was dead and his wounded woman hostage reported Safe state police said. Chance of Snow flurries 3 decreasing so Turnoy night. For sunday. Highs in 30s. Lows in 20s. Y Complete weather on 7. David Mitchell acquired by court martial verdict Day in the deepest raids since the bombing halt of the North just Over two years ago. In Washington defense Secre flights drop food to starving Dacca East Pakistan a three . Helicopters pre pared to drop More food and water today to survivors of the Cyclone and Tida Waves that smashed into the coast of East Pakistan eight Days ago. A Relief official said about 40 per cent of the nearly 2 million survivors in the area were still without Aid and fears were in creasing that disease soon would break out on a Large scale. Official sources said there is no sign of disease thus far but american Volunteer workers re ported there were signs of pneumonia among weakened survivors. The Pakistan observer re ported that 200 have died of cholera typhoid and smallpox in parts of hat a Island but this was denied by the government. The official death toll Rose to with at least another missing. Officials on Bhola Island one of the hardest hit areas reported that at least of the Island s residents were feared dead. It. Hood Tex. A . David Mitchell has been acquitted in the first my Lai Case to reach a court Martia 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 nine other gis Are charged in connection with the incident that occurred during a combat swing through my Lai. I always thought the army was a great outfit. Now i know said Mitchell son of a Baptist minister who lives in St. Francisville la. A military jury of seven offi cers including six Vietnam veterans returned the verdict Fri 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 America Divi Sion. Verdict announced when the jury returned to announce its verdict Mitchell stood at attention and saluted "s.sg. David Mitchell this court has found you not said Francis Giacomozzi president of he court. Mitchell s wife Rosa leaped to her feet and shouted sit Down in the ordered col. George r. Robin son the military judge who banged his Gavel until the Wom an was seated. Mitchell returned to his chair and slumped Down into it his attorney Ossie Brown strode past him patting switch Ell on the shoulders. Had taken the stand in his own defense. With tears streaming Down his Cheeks he testified thursday i shot at no eight other defense witnesses testified that Mitchell was not at a ditch in my Lai where the army charged he fired at huddled Inen women and children. Witnesses presented the prosecution presented three witnesses. Two said they saw Mitchell fire Bis Rifle into the ditch. One said he saw Mitchell raise his Rifle but Nei ther saw nor heard a report from it. None said they saw any bullets strike the people huddled in the ditch. Robinson instructed the jurors that the presumption of inno Cence is perhaps the Tailes tree in our Forest of Legal pres said the jury Shoult carefully consider the credibility of each witness since he said there were inconsistencies in their testimony. Dead watchdog not Protection Spokane the watchdog stale auditor Robert v. Graham told the legislative budget committee you Don t shoot him. You bin a better that was the theme of Gra Ham s pitch to the committee Friday in opposition to its plans to take from him the Job of measuring How efficiently state agencies spend the Money the legislature appropriates. Legislators thought he missed the Point his whole presentation misses what we re trying to said sen. Frank Atwood r Bellingham. Graham has been making performance audits since 1965. Some state agencies and legislators have complained that while his staff is competent to determine whether the Money is being spent in compliance with Legal and accounting require ments it is not qualified to measure performance. The 1s70 special session of the legislature directed the budget committee to look into the possibility of the legislature con ducting its own performance audits. Gerald l. Sorte legislative auditor presented the commit tee Friday with three possible Bills to accomplish this. The committee will consider them later. Two of the Bills would have the committee Lake Over in some instance All Post auditing functions of the state auditor. Post audits Are audits made after the Money is spent. The third Bill would leave Fis Cal and a audits to the Audi Tor but shift performance audits to the budget committee. Asst. Atty. Gen Robert Hauth who accompanied Graham to the meeting said he thinks All three Are unconstitutional he said the legislature can abolish the elected office of auditor but can not take away any of his constitutionally prescribed functions As the auditor of Public at Atwood s suggestion the committee will seek a formal opinion from atty. Gen Slade Gorton on. Whether its third proposed Bill putting perform Ance auditing into its hands is unconstitutional. The legislative Council meet ing at the same time As the budget. Committee approved a measure which would empower were the legislature to Call itself info parts special session. Area curbs will be changed new Avenue curbs on in Chehalis National object of recent protests by merchants will be modified starting next week. All parties in the dispute reached agreement Friday to modify the curbs and driveways into the avoiding monday Superior court. Lewis county the attorney Jerry Moore was representing businessmen in the Case said saturday everyone agreed thai modifications should be made to provide reasonable ingress would end by 6 . Est. Laird also denied a claim by the North vietnamese delegation to the Paris peace talks that the bombers had struck prisoner of War Camps holding american captives. The North vietnamese said a number of the captive american pilots were victims of the the raids were As deep As 133 Miles inside North Vietnam. There was no immediate assess ment of results. Laird had said earlier that the bomber raids were in response to attacks on our unarmed reconnaissance he said limited duration protective reaction air strikes were being conducted against antiaircraft Sites and related facilities South of the u9h Paral this is we l South of Hanoi and the port City of Haiphong. Hanoi charged however that 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 Pris Oner of War Camp was hit by bullets from the planes and a number of american captive pilots we lots were injured. 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 100 Miles South of the demilitarized zone in the Northern part of South Vietnam said about s dozen . Air Force f4 fighter bombers took off from that base shortly before Coon to Day under extraordinary Security conditions. It was not known where the planes were going but there was speculation tha they might be on their Way to businesses thus suppress North vietnamese scheduled hearing ground fire while helicopters moved in to lift out . Pilots shot Down inside North Viet who Nam. The american strike Force a the look of Christmas new Christmas decorations have been installed on Street Light standards in downtown Chehalis by the associated retailers division of the Chehalis chamber of Commerce. Work of in stalling the decorations was done by the Chehalis Jaycees. Dennis brunda3e is res 1979 Christmas chairman for it tatters. Chronicle staff photo birr and egress properties. To the business How the curbs and driveways will be modified was nol disclosed by the attorney. Prior to the agreement the City of Chehalis was named defendant in a show cause action. The City had been or dered to appear in court to show cause Why curb construction should not be stopped and the newly poured curbs removed or modified. Outage reported grand Mound wind was item As the probable cause Friday afternoon for a lengthy Liwer outage which affected approximately 250 customers in this area. A spokesman for puget sound Power and Light co., Olympia said saturday the first report was received at about . Friday from a Gand Mound area customer. Crews were dispatched to the scene where they discovered evidence of the wind damage through the prevalence of strewn ree branches near a downed line. The damage was repaired in about four hours. Customers were without Power during that Ime because no Reserve facilities were available. Other outages due to wind. Also reported in other of the company served patently was enlarged by planes from the american aircraft car Rier into Hancock which steamed the Tonkin Gulf off the coast of North Vietnam Early to Day with 75 warplanes aboard and doubled the 7th Fleet s striking ability a the area. Wife Hurt in mashup a Bridgeport woman was taken to Morton Genera Hospital with possible Back injuries Early saturday after a one car Accident two Miles West of Packwood on the White pass Highway. Stale troopers said Caroline wife of the Driver Oliver g. Hall was Hurt when their 1959 car went off the left Side of the Roadway and hit a tree. The car received 5200 in damage while a Small frailer the car was pulling received in damages. At 10 Friday on the Winlock Vader Highway a 1968 Hardtop operated by Richard g. Allison 19, Vader received in damages when it struck a pole and a Road sign. Allison was not injured. Earlier Friday at ., 3.2 Miles North of Chehalis on he Schuebert Road a Sedan driven by Amy l. Bryan Tacoma received in damages when the Driver swerved to avoid another vehicle and went Over a Bank. The Driver was not injured due to the use of scat belts troopers area agent Mcphail named to Post successor named Matt Sam Mcphail ri9ht has been named area agent in craps Luck Medins de Minnick left. Above they Corn foot or. Chronicle stiff photo Malcolm Mcphail 34, King City calif., has been named area agent in crops and soils or Lewis Grays Harbor Pacific and Thurston counties a position held by de Minnick Chehalis prior to aug. 1 when Minnick was appointed chair Man of the Lewis county Extension staff. Mcphail who assumed his duties nov. 1, is an agronomist recently receiving his in soil science from the University of California at Riverside. He received his Bachelor of science degree in soil science in i9601 from the California state polytechnic College in san Luis Obispo. Before doing graduate work Mcphail spent three years from 1960-63, As an agronomist with the hawaiian sugar planters association in Honolulu two years As a soil conservationist with the soil conservation sen ice in King City and Healdsburg calif., and u4 years in saudi Arabia. From August 1965, to March i967, he conducted a soil and water study in Northern saudi Arabia for the Ralph m. Parsons engineering co. His family includes his wife Gail and three sons Jeffery 11 Gregory 9, and Stephen 7. They have bought a House South of Chehalis. Mrs. Mcphail has a degree in elementary education. Held the position of area agent in crops and soils from 1966 until his appointment As chairman of the county Extension staff. Minnick originally from Redfield , is a graduate of the University of Idaho with a bachelors degree in agronomy. State blasted by icy storm by the associated press an icy storm swept across Washington Friday night ant Early saturday causing blizzard conditions in some Mountain areas and creating a booming business for Snow tire dealers. Buzzard conditions were re ported Early saturday from North Bend to Cle Elum across Snoqualmie pass and travellers warnings were pasted in the cascades with the forecast Call ing for occasional blowing Snow. Interstate 5 was described As Slick and dangerous in Many places Early saturday. The state patrol reported compact Snow and ice on the freeway from Bellingham to Tacoma. The patrol said the Highway was Clear and wet South of Olympia. In Seattle the unusually Earl Snow caught Many motorists without Snow tires and service stations did a brisk business. Freeway overpasses in the City were Slick Early saturday and Many accidents were reported. Snow and Hail was reported at Aberdeen on the coast with Nany outlying roads dangerously Slick. The situation was expected to replica destroyed Portland Ore. A an destroyed a replica of the Liberty Bell in the Rotunda of Portland City Hall Early this morning breaking windows for a Block around and Awakening Way residents several Miles away. There were no apparent injuries in the blast which happened ust before 3 . Police said explosives were placed under the replica of the jell. The blast caused apparent structural damage to the first Toor but there was no fire and other damage appeared con fined to broken windows. Improve late saturday with the weather forecast calling for decreasing Chance of the mountains of Eastern Washington. Chains were required Satur Day morning on Stevens Cay use and White passes. The storm also hit British Columbia where chains were required on All vehicles travel ing on the Southern. Trans can Ada Highway Between Hope and Princeton. High winds and Snow caused a Small freighter to in aground Friday in Active pass in the Georgia Strait 40 Miles North of Victoria. Not much Snow Here the first snowfall of the year in and around Lewis county did t make much of a showing for itself saturating most areas for a few minutes Friday evening but dwindling away by morning despite freezing temperatures. A Trace of Snow fell in pack Wood while More Snow was said to have fallen Between Elbe and the Mineral Road. However this was Short lived and persons in Hose areas As in the twin cities awoke saturday morning o Clear sunny skies. Temperatures ranged from 26 degrees in the Centralia Chehalis area to 30 degrees at Ackwood and a chilling 10 degrees at the White pass Summit. Four inches of new Snow were on the ground saturday morning at the Summit making an 18 Nch total and chains were required Over the Slick White pass Highway. The Outlook Calls for Snow Howers to decrease sturday Light with fair skies predicted sunday. Lows will dip into the 20s. From filing cans to microfilm going to school on voucher late Marcus o Day s name on Moon these special features and More Are in this week s weekender today s daily chronicle look for them

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