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Charleston Gazette (Newspaper) - November 21, 1970, Charleston, West Virginia The Charleston Gazette Charleston Virginia saturday morning november the state newspaper 24 2 edition my Lai court martial military jury acquits Mitchell this Little spot on Mcfarland Street hardly seems to be a place that would be cited in a announcement by Fri director j. Edgar Hoover and u. S. Atty. Gen. John Mitchell. But it was indirectly when the two highest Law enforcement officials announced the arrests of 26 persons including a Man who works Here. Staff photo by Lawrence Pierce fort Hood Tex. I 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 so minutes. Staff 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. Mitchells wife Rosa stood up and bombers strike North Vietnam Hanoi claims Hong Kong on radio Hanoi re ported that wave after wave of . Bombers attacked North Vietnam Early saturday including a prisoner of War Camp where the station said there were a number of . Prisoner of War casual radio Hanoi said at least three . Jet bombers and one . Helicopter were shot Down by North vietnamese defenders during the attack. It said later reports from other areas might increase the plane toll. Interrupting its regular broadcasting schedule for the bulletin report the offi Cial North vietnamese radio station said the air attack started at . Hanoi time and lasted More than an hour with the american planes bombing targets in an area ranging from the port City of Haiphong to Hoa Binh province South West of Hanoi. The station also reported that a considerable number of North vietnamese civilians had been killed in the raids but did not give any damage report shouted As the verdict was read. Col. George r. Robinson military judge banged his Gavel and ordered sit Down in the Mitchell returned to his scat and was patted on the shoulder by his attorney Ossie Brown. Mitchell 30, a 10-year army Veter an with two Good conduct medals and a Bronze Star awarded for action in Viet Nam sat slumped in his chair. Mitchell s father the Rev. Isiah Mitch Ell who k pastor of the 80-Mcmber Raspberry Baptist Church in St. Francis Villa la. And his Mother also were Here for Mitchell s trial. After the jury retired Mitchell s father said the Only thing we can do now is it was a personal Victory for Mitchell s lawyer who handled the Case without fee and who 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 dyed it Black before the court reconvened nov. 16. Brown contrasted sharply in dress with the jurors judge and army attorneys in the Case. Each Day he wore a different and brightly coloured suit with Matching shirt tie handkerchief and socks. Please turn to Page 3 col. 1 Little eatery with four Booths three of res mighty big firsts by Jami a. Uptight staff writer a Little Mcfarland Street restaurant has achieved several firsts for Charleston. It s the first Charleston spot Ever accused through a Federal indictment of National scope of being part of a multimillion Dollar East coast Bookie net work. It s the first Ever identified As having its Telephone Calls monitored through a court approved Federal wiretap. It s the first Ever named in a Case so Large it was announced simultaneously by Fri director j. Edgar Hoover and . Atty. Gen. John Mitchell. Grill at 111 me Farland St. Is the working place of Cecil Watt Johnson 49. Johnson and Charles Edward Burford 32, also of Charleston were arrested by Tai agents nov. 5 part of a synchronized sweep that netted 26 persons in eight states from Massachusetts to Florida. The 26.had been indicted the Day before by a Federal grand jury in Boston and the indictments were kept sealed until the Fri made the wave of arrests the following Day. All were charged with using interstate telephones to make Book on sports events i toil reducers alter 5pu i weekends Call 342-0355 Southern Culvert corp 342-4261 Southern Folly ill Mcfarland 342-9532 1333 Smith -342-3179 Southern Hills Hospital inc -744-5311 Southern Kitchen 92s-3154 Jumior welfare for a restaurant with Only four dining Booths the Southern Grill seems to have a plentiful Supply of telephones. In addition to these two listings in the Charleston directory the restaurant Elsb has a phone with a third number. And horse offence carries Axi Jenum penalty of five years in prison and Fine on the Day of the arrests Fri chief Hoover and Justice department chief Mitchell announced jointly that the defendants Are accused of being part of an organized East coast gambling they said the ring Mil six plane crash victims unable to be identified Huntington state police Here said Friday six victims of last weekend s Southern airways dc9 crash which killed 75 persons cannot be the announcement came after g9 Vic Tims of the saturday night crash near i Iii situation i confronting . A Yoshi Fotou Post Washington the United states will consult with its allies on what it Calls a new situation arising from a majority vote in the United nations general Assembly to scat communist China. The Resolution proposing to scat 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 efforts to deny nationalist China its membership but 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 we oppose the membership of communist China at the expense of the expulsion of nationalist Kenova s Tri state Airport had been identified. The six victims unidentified Are believed to be members of the Marshall University football team which lost 34 members in the crash. They arc believed to be Thomas Wayne Brown and Tom Zborill Richmond a. Kevin Gilmore Harrison n. J. David Griffith Claries Ville a. Barry Nash of Man and Allen so cons of Ravenswood. Police said a further announcement concerning plans for a mass funeral would be made monday after University officials consulted with relatives of the six victims two Days ago friends in St. Albins said they bad been informed that the body of so cons a former resident of St. Albans had been identified. Federal investigators said Friday they Hope to wind up the on scene probe into the crash by monday amid Strong denials of published reports citing Pilot error As a cause for the crash. William Lamb chief investigator for the National transportation. Safety Board said any indications at this time about the actual cause of the crash could be Only assumptions. In Washington a Nosb. Spokesman reaffirmed the denial saying you blame Pilot error or any other Causo when you Haven t even finished examining the please Tom to Page 3 col. 4 Lions of dollars Worth of two of the biggest books in new York and Boston handled million and Mil lion a year respectively. Two other sweeps of arrests have been made along the East coast since then and Hoover disclosed this week that the cases nil arc based on evidence obtained through court approved wiretaps. The bugging was done by agents of a Justice department organized crime strike Case against the two Charles ton men seems to hinge upon Long dist Ance Telephone Calls to and from a Man in Boston named Anthony St. Laurent alias the Saint and the the Boston indictment against Johnson he Burford has been received in the . Attorney s office Here and its de tails were made Public Friday. The indictment charges that Johnson and Burford the defendants herein being engaged in the business of betting and wagering did unlawfully wilfully and knowingly use and cause to be used a wire communication facility to wit the Telephone for the transmission in interstate Commerce Between Boston and Charleston information assisting in the placing of bets and wagers on sporting events and contests the indictment charges that Calls be tween Charleston and Boston exchanged line information about Odds on sports events and also were used to Lay off bets too Large to be handled by Charles ton bookies. In the overt acts Section of the indictment Johnson is accused of talking to the Saint in Boston on july Telephone conversation in regard to Gam actually there s a possibility that Bur Ford May have been included in the Case through mistaken identify. Tho indict ment spells his name also Federal papers in Boston give the address of both Johnson and Burford As 111 Mcfarland apparently is in Correct for Burford. Please turn to Page 3 col 4 Deer hit by car on 7th Avenue briefly state forecast mostly sunny. Highs in 40s and Low 50s. More weather on Page 3. R nation my Lai witness tells of orders Agnew lauds american press trickery used by thieves Laird says cambodian Aid Vita Moynihan May get . Post.21 .5 .0 17 state Bethany chief talks to rotarians .1c student drug rap studies problems .21 associate planning director resigns Homes for America gets injunction suit filed Over Beauty school. Former City Parks head May return Down new York a for the second time in nine Days Chase Manhattan the nation s third biggest Bank reduced its prime Rale of interest and was quickly followed by Bank of America nation s largest. Effective monday the Banks prime rate the rate of interest it charges its biggest and most credit worthy customers will be 7 per cent. Danced out is or. Jerome Hess 90, who is comforted by nurse Nancy Gosa in Philadelphia s Jef Ferson Hospital. The Lancaster pa., doctor has been travelling to Philadelphia for weekly dance ses do Fonse rests Case Sions at a studio. He started experiencing pains in his right leg and turned himself in hos Piil where it was. Discovered he had a broken hip. Seems he had been dancing at Home. A wire photo Washington a the civil aeronautics Board approved Friday air fare adjustments expected to increase airline annual revenues by at least s80 million. The Board said that As the airlines make the proper filings they will to permitted to raise first class fares from 25 per cent above the coach level to 30 per cent above coach As Well As make several other adjustments. Reopen the killed no one associated press los Angeles times a Cut York times service a Federal grand jury will reopen its investigation into the killing of two Black students by Mississippi police officers last May 14 at Jackson state College a Justice department spokesman said Friday. The grand jury has been in recess for five months pending the outcome of investigations by a local grand jury and by the president s commission on Campus unrest. Now that those investigations Are completed the special Federal grand jury will resume hearings on dec 7. A Charleston in t so urbanized that wild life has forsaken it. An unidentified Motorist struck a Deer on seventh Avn a late Friday. The Deer one witness said darted across the Road at the far end of North Charleston near Dunbar. A bus just missed the Deer and a Driver behind the bus struck the animal. The car was in the eastbound Lane next to the Kanawha River when the Accident occurred the witness said. It was a great big he said. He did t know if it was a male or female. The Driver of the car which hit the Deer stopped and dragged it from the Road and wailed for police the witness said. To was pretty Shook be added. Los defense rested its Case in the 23-Wcck-old Sharon tale murder trial Friday after a dramatic Surprise witness stand monologue by Charles Manson who said i be killed no one and i be ordered no one his three women who said thursday they were determined to testify and give the jury the changed their minds and declined. The judge then recessed the trial until nov. 30 to allow both sides time to prepare for final arguments. With the jury not present Manson portrayed himself As a Universal victim one of society s garbage in a rambling discourse the 36-year old defendant talked about his philosophy Vietnam Ltd prosecution witnesses and items of physical evidence in the Case. His message was i 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. The women announced thursday that they wished to testify against the advice of their attorneys who said they would confess. When the women declined Fri Day 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 had been sequestered might somehow gel word of the testimony. To was overruled. Manson chieftain of a roving hippie Type family u accused of planning the shooting stabbing deaths of miss Tate and six others to touch off a Black White revolution then of ordering his followers to execute the plan. I have one Law that i live he testified. It s that i Don t to then launched dialogue that alternately expressed his philosophy and attempted to rebut prose cution testimony in the 23-Wcck-old trial. Apparently referring to his Young women he said these children who come at you with knives they re your children. I did t teach them you did. I just helped them stand up. .1 it s High time that you judged please turn to Page 3 col. 1 inside today corrections.11 amusements obituary 4 Bridge sports comic Page crossword television 10 to to 17 .12 editorials want ads markets 6 your Horoscope 18 Heck s agrees to acquire Chain of six women s apparel shops Heck s has agreed in principle to acquire b. Goodman fashions inc. Of Columbus Ohio a six store Chain of women s apparel shops. The acquisition is in Exchange for an undisclosed amount of Heck s common Stock said Fred Haddad Heck s Percsi maybe army is going to dogs with honors Washington it embarrassed army officials admitted Friday were among 21 members of the 25lh infantry division in Vietnam approved for Bronze Star medals last month. Griffin m. Conine and Smoky m. Griffin were among those listed in general order 10fi20 citing them 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. Dent and Ben Goodman founder and president of b. Goodman fashions. The agreement is subject to approval by the boards of both companies they explained. Haddad said b. Goodman fashions is .1 profitable 16-year-old Chain with sales of about million in the company operates five stores in Columbus and one in Mansfield Ohio. The stores offer nationally branded lines of women s sportswear dresses Coats lingerie and a Range of accessories he added. They will add to Heck s retailing operations in Ohio which in clude the 10-unit Village stores of Ohio. In addition to the women s apparel shops. Heck s operates 19 major depart ment stores in West Virginia Kentucky and Ohio. It also owns Wood Nims in Charleston which is West Virginia s largest furniture and Home department store. Other holdings arc three wholesale distributing companies and a retail music _ store

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