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Bee, The (Newspaper) - December 19, 1970, Danville, VirginiaDec Comeau Given 30 years in slaying Case Arlington a a Eugene l Comeau 19 who jus two Days ago Learned he is the illegitimate son of the woman he had been reared to believe was his sister was convicted Early today of first degree murder in the slaying of a District of Columbia official and sentenced to 30 years in prison an Arlington county circuit court jury of 10 men and two women which had been deliver since p m Friday with time out for supper re turned the guilty verdict at a m Comeau bowed his head and wept As the verdict was announced and relatives in the his grand Mother and an into tears As the trial wound up after nine Days the state had sought the death penalty in the trial in which Comeau was charged with the i slaying of Richard l Mattingly 63 who was choked to death in his Home Here last Jan 8 testimony during the trial Dis closed that Mattingly was at tacked after an argument be tween him and his daughter Debra then 14 she had gone Comeau that the elder Comeau to the Home with Comeau Kenneth w Hitner 22 and Patricia Pegasus Truax the argument allegedly was Over Debras association with the Trio commonwealths atty Vin cent w Mcalvey urged a first degree murder conviction in his final argument to the jury if you find the defendant guilty of deliberate premeditated Malici Ous murder defense attorney Richard Shadyac blamed the slaying on Litner calling Comeau a fright ened bystander to told the Ury the state of Virginia Al has the murderer and reminded the panel of the Nick Lames Given dog and the eliminator instructing the jury judge Charles s Russell said the use f drugs is not a defense for first degree murder charges uness the jury determined the rugs could have rendered the defendant incapable o remediation in the slaying Comeau who heard thursday or the first time in testimony y his Grandfather Lewis was not his father and that he is the son of the elder come aus daughter Winifred had testified he came to the Washington d c area from Springfield mass he said Hitner who also is charged with murder did the actual killing but Hitner testified As a prosecution witness and said both he and Comeau took Aart in the slaying and that Tomeau initiated the attack on Mattingly Comeau said he Hitner and the two girls had taken purple double domes Wisd that Day and had gone to Mattingly a apartment to get Debras clothes during the ensuing argument Mattingly was choked with a crowbar miss Truax testified both men started beating Mattingly at the same time the daughter originally was charged with murder but later was sent to a school in Florida or psychiatric treatment As a Vard of the juvenile court she Vas ruled incompetent to testify As a witness in the trial reds preparing for resumption of Virginia zone forecast Vientiane Laos a North Vietnam is preparing resumption of bombing by a delegation of mostly Cloudy tonight with a Chance o can students said today after on week visit to Low near 40 sunday the students said they cloudiness and turning of workers drilling rifles practising highest in the 50s Chance of precipitation 30 per cent tonight and 20 per cent sunday rehearsing Maneu vers area and Eastern capture downed american mostly Cloudy tonight lots most workers devote a Chance of showers Low per Day to military 40 sunday variable after they have finished and not As mild High regular eight hour work the upper 50s Chance o the students 30 per cent tonight North vietnamese 20 per cent sunday told the students that Valley upper Vietnam is swollen with River area a n c Teers since the communist plateau mostly to called on the population to with a Chance of showers Ilert for expansion of the tonight Low in the 30s bomb shelters and Low 40s sunday variable being cleaned out and and turning colder Grything that moves is in the 40s and Low 50s flawed the students of precipitation 30 per they said that although tonight and 20 per cent North vietnamese people preparing for the worst they Highlands Cloudy not appear a Chance of showers in a private meeting with Low in the 30s sunday students Friday North cloudiness and colder namese Premier Pham in the 40s Chance of Dong summed up North 30 per cent tonight name National attitude this Efti i a i if j 20 per cent sunday Way we have met the i i we know him and we Are association travelled to afraid of to sign a peace treaty in the member North vietnamese Stu representing the National capt medinas lawyer says my Lai order based on int it Mcpherson a a court martial one round of a lawyer for capt hearings been compleat Medina says nobody but they were reopened at that the officer ordered request of Bailey who said troops to level the Village had new evidence my Lai but the order one has Ever questioned based on an intelligence capt Medina ordered his indicating no civilians would to leave the Village Bailey but he said the that the intelligence of what to do with civil was incorrect said lawyer was raised in the Intelli Lee Bailey on Friday was briefing and they were discovered until medinas they were not going to find were already in the Village morning of March 16 gave the order to Medina is charged with my Lai he was relaying a possibility for All order he had been Given by deaths that allegedly unidentified Superior after at the Village when his briefing Bailey said swept through the Hamlet on specifically told his combat that intelligence assured one of his platoons was there would be Only enemy handed by it William l occupying the Village Ley or of Miami Fla Bailey court martial at it it turned out that Intelli a on charges of killing 102 report was most incur milians during the operation is something capt Medina Holiday know until Well into the Baileys comments came said Bailey ing a Brief news conference said the briefing was it Mcpherson where at battalion level and Are being held to determine immediate command the Medina Case will be moved or was air passenger service plan is proposed Columbia a a 10 year plan has been proposed to put air passenger service within 40 Miles of everyone the state director g c merchant of the aeronautics commission revealed details of the Mil lion Dollar plan at a Friday news conference gov Robert e Mcnair at tending said the proposal y should be considered As part of a total transportation plan for the state the plan Calls for eliminating 40 of the present 79 airports in the state some of them Little More than Bare Fields with limited facilities the 62 airports that then would be i operation would in clude 39 upgraded existing facilities and 23 new ones eight would be Ger service facilities would offer general service the upgrading would be done during the first five year the 23 ports would be built by 1980 the aim is to ultimately fur Nish facilities located con leniently to All South Caroli nans with air passenger serv be within 40 Miles of everyone in the director said half the Cost of the Multi Mil Ion Dollar Job would repaid by he Federal government with Tate and local governments each putting up 25per cent the study was authorized by he legislature Marchant said t Cost of which was in Federal funds the work Vas done by a Columb abased Raffic engineering and plan ing firm Wilbur Smith and associates Marchant said such factors s noise smog safety and ease f Access were considered among recommendations of lie study of general Pri ate aviation from the Charles on municipal air Force base o a new Field somewhere in the 17 private no colleges have deficit Raleigh a seventeen of North Carolinas 42 private colleges and universities expect to run in the red this year according to a study underway by the state Board of higher Edu cation or John Satterfield who is conducting the study said Fri Day that in Many cases private institutions Are dipping into re serve funds to try to cover the deficit he said if those which Are covering their shortages with Reserve funds were counted the number of those facing budget deficits this year would total More than half the private col Leges in the state in nine institutions he said the deficits exceed and in two schools the deficits approach million Satterfield report is expected to be finished within the next month and is expected 1 recommend some form of Stal Aid for private institutions Satterfield said that if stat Aid is recommended it woul be based on what the study a determined is the Amoun North Carolina saves each Tim a tar Heel youngster Enrols i a private rather than a state subsidized school he said the study has foun that the saving is a Yea per student this includes but the Cost of buildings which the private institution not the state must build and maintain and the Builtin state subsidy that would have been include in a state schools tuition fee Satterfield told the executive committee that the financial crisis of the private institution is showing up in empty class room seats and curtailed pro Grams according to an agreement under which the private school Decair assumes Urban 12 Post Richmond l Ducair Field consultant with the Virginia municipal league was to be employed formally to Day at the first executive director of Virginia Urban 12 a coalition of government of 12 of the larger political subdivisions in the state the executive committee of Urban 12 was scheduled to meet today to act on the position its leaders after an Allday session Friday declined to make Public any details of Decairis employ ment or his salary Decair 33 has been helping coordinate the work of Urban 12 in his Post with the Virginia municipal league whose director Harold i Baumes said he will be working with the league in hit new position a budget of for a seven month period from dec 1 to june 30 was adopted Friday by Urban 12 leaders the budget for a full year is expected to total Decair is expected to be a coordinator for the 12 govern ments bringing together information that local elected officials May use in pursuing the groups objectives before the general Assembly governments taking part in the Urban 12 Effort to win Fin Ancial Aid through legislative action in 1971 Are the counties of Henrico Arlington and Fairfax and the cities of Alexandria Roanoke Newport news ports Mouth Richmond Chesapeake Virginia Beach Norfolk and Hampton Urban 12 leaders said Friday they Are working to arrange a meeting Ai Toon possible in 1971 with 10 Congress men and two senators to pro Mote immediate hearings in Congress on Federal Revenue sharing in addition leaders said they want to meet Here Jan 5 with representatives of All Virginia counties cities and towns to explain their Aims state sen William b Hopkins of Roanoke said Friday during a meeting with the groups leaders that the coalition should select As objectives the acceleration of payments by the state to localities for such purposes As the ii ales tax and Abc fund i think youve got to adopt those did hop Kiai who hat advocated accelerating it att payment to localities and using state surplus funds Ai a meant by which the local can get an extra million in the near future Hopkins believes the state can pick up the local Chare of Wel fare costs by april 11971 rather than Jan 11972 As provided by the 1970 session of the Gen eral Assembly the cities and counties How Ever say they face a million budget Gap in the 197172 fiscal year what we want ii help and the Way we get it is immaterial mayor Ann Kilgore of Hampton told Hopkins made the information on their finances available none of the institutions is identified in the report Satterfield said that the Pri vate colleges and universities Are helpless to compete again the current trend of students t enrol in Public institutions and applications to the priv afr schools have fallen Early 14 per cent in the past five years the proportion of students at tending schools the has been private steadily shrinking at the rate of about 1 per cent a year he said of Mcintire air Narea onal guard base near Colum a for general aviation and commercial backup of the Myrtle each Airport to Lessen Jet air raft noise of a regional Airport in the pee Dee area of be state an aspirin Box makes an Ideal amp Holder slip one in your stationery Box and another in our purse Jefferson Standard announces a new District manager in Danville Jefferson Standard life insurance company is pleased to announce the appointment of Donald i Motley As District manager of the Danville District office located at 133 s Rdse Street Danville Virginia with Over billion of life insurance in Force Jefferson Standard ranks in the top 296 among the nations Ordinary insurance companies As measured by both assets and volume a Jefferson Standard representative is carefully selected and thoroughly named to represent his company in Oil aspects of life insurance including family Protection retire ment income educational plans annuities business insurance mortgage cancellation and pension plans Jefferson Ujj Tankard Donald t Motley Donold Motley is a native of Virginia and a graduate of Dan River High school a member of the congregation of Moffett memorial Baptist Church Don Motley and his Nancy live with their two children Vivian and Don old at 318 Brooke drive in Danville staff employment officials Back veto of manpower Bill Richmond William l Heartwell or Virginias employment commissioner says president Nixon veto wednes of the billion manpower training Bill has been endorsed by state employment Security administrators Nixon objected to the Bill on the ground it would relegate Large numbers of workers to per manent subsidized employment the measure among other things would have authorized million immediately to Stem rising unemployment by creating thousands of Public ser vice jobs Heartwell who also is presi Dent of the interstate conference of employment Security Agen cies said the Bill would have been a self perpetuating failure As far As providing real Job opportunities for the unemployed he said the group he Heads will work with Congress and the u s department of labor in drafting a new manpower train ing Bill Oil from offshore fire reaches coast new Orleans a a Small Patch of Oil has hit the Louisiana coast for the first time since a Well blew out and caught fire dec 1 on a production platform 10 Miles off the coast a spokesman for Shell Oil co owner of the platform said an official Survey made by Federal authorities Friday showed a Patch of Oil Slick 30 feet by 50 feet had washed ashore at Belle pass the pass is the outlet of Bay of Lafourche at the Wisner wildlife management area 50 Miles South of new Orleans the spokesman said Skimmer boats and other Oil recovery equipment were unable to keep the Small Slick from reaching the Beach most pollution has been minor since the fire started because the bulk of the leaking Oil and Gas is being burned two men perish in fall from Tower Charleston a two men were killed today when they fell some 250feet off a television Tower they were painting in Charleston the names of the victims were being withheld pending notification of next of Kin authorities said the men were on a Metal Cage Type transit workers set strike vote in two cities Richmond vote to empower Union officials to Call a strike if they deem one Neces sary against the Virginia Tran sit co Etc will be taken Sun Day and monday Here and in Norfolk announcement of the strike vote came Friday from Archie v Iddings president of the amalgamated transit Union local Here following what apparently was an unsuccessful negotiation session with Etc officials the Union and management have been bargaining since nov 23 on a contract to replace the three year pact which expires dec 31 Iddings said another session is scheduled dec 28 Iddings who declined to Dis close Union proposals in a be contract said after the Frida session that we have nothing to take Back to our members Etc president Kenneth a Brad Shaw would say Only that w Are negotiating and will continue to negotiate Etc operates bus lines her and in Norfolk a strike Vot was taken in 1968 but there a North Carolina forecast no walkout As the Union won contract calling for a 45cen hourly pay boost for bus Drivers Auto crash Fata to four persons Landis Cap fou persons from the area wer tilled when their autos collide Friday on a Rural Road near Landis they were mrs Ruth Luther 31 of China Grove and her 8 Earold daughter Crysta 3awri Bobby Stirewalt 22 and any Gladstone 35 both o two persons were injured they were Ted Berkfield who was taken to a Hospital in 3oncord and Barry Pope of former student is penalized Norfolk a 30day ail sentence and Fine Havi been Given a former Studen government Leader at Norfolk state College who was suspend id from the school nov 9 for violating dormitory rules judge l s Richardson of municipal court suspended both he jail sentence and Fine Fri Day against Roy Hines 22vwho lad been charged with trespass ing on College property am cautioned him to stay off the amps Hines suspended on a charge if violating a College Rule forbid ing students to visit dormitory Ooms of the opposite sex was arrested nov 30 in the mens dormitory and charged with trespassing he said he had remained in the dormitory after is suspension on the advice of is attorney of to build new million Plant in Albemarle county Charlottesville attorney William s Battle says he Board of directors of Genera electric corp has approved the Purchase of a 220acre tract in Albemarle county for a new million Plant the Albemarle county Board f supervisors voted thursday o special zoning of the tract located near Ivy at the intersect on of Virginia 637 and inter Tate 64 the announcement Friday of be action of be directors meet no in new York clears the Way or the Plant which will Manu facture automated equipment systems and related com Onens work will begin immediately e officials said with comple on dates of 1972 for the office ortion and 1973 for the manufacturing portion of the Plant scaffold that suddenly snapped Loose sending the painters plunging to their death police said the two working on the Channel were five transmission Tower at the time of the Accident unemployment tax credit set for employers Richmond or just As Triangle area and Northeast Piedmont triad area North Era Piedmont and Souther Piedmont increasing cloudiness wind and warmer today High in the upper 60s considerable Cloud Ness with Chance of Shower tonight and sunday turning colder sunday Low tonight to to mid 40s High sunday i 50s southwesterly winds 10 to 2 Mph and Gusty today Changin to northwesterly late tonight and mostly northerly sunday Outlook for monday Ostl Cloudy and Cool probability precipitation20 per cent to Day 50 per cent tonight 30 be cent monday Northern coastal area an Southern coastal area increasing cloudiness an warmer today High in the up per 60s Cloudy and Warme tonight with Chance of Shower by morning Low in the upper 40s Cloudy and turning Colde with Chance of showers sunday High in the upper 50s to Lowe 60s southwesterly winds 10 to 2 Mph today and tonight shifting to northwesterly sunday monday Outlook mostly Cloudy and Cool probability of Perci Patalion near Zer today 30 percen tonight 40 per cent sunday Northern coastal Plain and Southern coastal Plain increasing cloudiness Windy and warmer today highs in the upper 60s mostly Cloudy tonight sunday with chant of showers warmer tonight by colder sunday Low tonight Ini 40s High sunday upper 50s southwesterly winds 10 to 2c Mph and occasionally gusts his afternoon shifting to North p Northwest 10 to 20 Mph late tonight and sunday Mon Irir monday Outlook most Cloudy and Cool probability of precipitation 10per cent today 40 per cent tonight and sunday Eastern slopes and Foothills Central mountains Southwest mountains mostly Cloudy Windy and mild today with Chance of showers High in the 60s Cloudy and turning colder with Chance of showers tonight possible Snow flurries tonight in higher elevations lows in the 30s Cloudy and colder sunday with Chance of Snow flurries highs mostly in the 40s m o nday Outlook mostly Cloudy and Cool probability of precipitation 40 per cent today 50 per cent tonight 30 per cent Sun Day Northwest mountains mostly Cloudy and mild with Chance of showers today High n the lower 60s turning colder night and sunday with Chance f Snow flurries Low tonight around 30 High sunday near 0 monday Outlook mostly Joudy and Cool funds Are sought to restore historic Bote court courthouse Richmond a Republic an state sen elect David Thornton planned to meet Here Oday with gov Linwood Holton o see whether any state funds re available to help restore the id Bot Tourt county courthouse a preliminary figure of xxx has been put on the Cost of storing the 200year old county landmark heavily damaged by ire earlier this week if no state funds now Are available for such an undertaking Thornton said Friday he seek to introduce legislation n the general Assembly in Jan Ary to help in the restoration the county would be eligible or some Federal funds from the department of housing and Rban development except no funds Are available said Thorn on who also disclosed he had asked with two philanthropic foundations in new York about he possibility of making contributions last year says gov Linwood Lollon More than 30000 Vir Ginia employers will enjoy a 20 per cent credit on their 1971 unemployment insurance taxes be cause of their Good employment records this should mean estimated savings of about million under the by slim that Down us rate for Tho it who help keep in unemployment Rale Down Colton said Friday at a meeting of the governors advisory Board for Industrial manage ment the governor said that while this unemployment tax credit goes to Virginias businessmen who finance this program it is really a credit to Virginias eco Nomy and to the no one injured As school bus truck collide a Central garage a it was a Miracle a real Mir Acle that nobody really Hurt bad those were the words of a member of a Rescue squad Fri Day after a school bus carrying approximately 60 King William county children collided with a loaded Brick truck the collision involving the truck and the bus which was carrying the children to Hamil ton Holmes elementary schoo in the Eastern Section of the county occurred at the intersection of Virginia 30 and us 360 most of the children Appe afet nervous and confused but no Hurt seriously said Rescue squad members who took some of the children to a Richmond Hospital for observation the children ranging in age from 6 to 13 were brought Back to King William aboard schoo buses after it was determined none was Hurt seriously enough to be hospitalized eminent Domain Law revisions Are suggested Richmond n Virginias eminent Domain aws especially the methods used in selection of condemnation commissioners have been Sug tested to a Virginia advisory legislative Council committee most of the discussion during hearing Here Friday entered on whether adversary condom lation proceedings Are an effect Ive method for awarding compensation to persons for their property the amount of Money involved in land acquisition is consid Erable state Highway commissioner Douglas Fugate said the Highway department spent i35 million in the 196970 fiscal year acquiring right Otway of which 15 per cent was obtained through condemnation although some lawyers feel he eminent Domain Laws result n condemnation commissioners being loaded in favor of the land owner Fugate said he believed Laws generally Are fair Bond thinks Blacks should fill vacuum Greensboro Cap Blacks should fill a political vacuum created by Whites according to a rep Julian Bond As Whites flee to the suburbs they Are leaving a Politi Cal vacuum that we should ill the Georgia legislator Aid he said in a speech Friday at predominantly negro North Carolina state University hat Blacks should be Daggres Ive and Independent in their we tics he called for a revolution in thinking springing from the Lack Community and getting s together As an ideological action within a nation Bond need Edu action for liberation and said Lack colleges and universities must be supported kidnapped baby found unhurt by two men new York a Gregory Woods 3monthold infant snatched from his stroller in front of a Brooklyn store Friday afternoon was found in a sub Way station Early this morning apparently unharmed it was re ported by the sister Elizabeth maternity Hospital a Hospital spokesman said that the infant son of a Rook Lyn fireman was found by two men at about Amin a Brooklyn subway station the baby looks Fine the Hospital spokesman said a looks very Well taken care of the baby Mother was summoned to the maternity Hospital and broke Down in tears when she was reunited with the in Fant a Hospital spokesman said she was very very Happy the spokesman added or Edward Reilly the Childs paediatrician examined him and said Hes in 110 per cent Excel Lent condition the infant was born prematurely in the Hospital last sept 15 weighing in at 4 pounds 4 ounces after the examination the parents took Gregory Home in ten feet tall and five feet off the ground Woods said belatedly he seems to have been Well take care of tie said adding thank god police said the infant was found on a stairway of the sub Way station someone had placed a piece of cardboard with the baby into his Blanket firefighters association offered a re Ward for information leading to the discovery of 3monthold Gregory Woodsi son of John Woods a 28yearold City fire Man mayor John v Lindsay also issued a personal Appeal to City residents to help in the search police said their bes clue was the description Ofa re haired woman who spoke to Angela Woods 24 a few minutes before she entered the store Friday with her older daughter do reen4 is it a boy or a girl the woman asked mrs Woods and after looking at the cleared god bless him when mrs Woods and Doreen emerged from the store v a few minutes later Gregory was gone three witnesses ice they had seen the described As about 5feetl 25 to 30 years old about impounds and wearing a Green lie baby from the Carriage and carry him into a subway Sta Tion Man receives death sentence in Maryland Baltimore a a Man Nee sentenced in Virginia to Ife imprisonment for murder As been condemned to death in Baltimore criminal court after conviction for a second killing Melvin h Steward 50 of bal Imore alias Frank Scott asked or leniency before the sentence Ras imposed Friday he told Edge Joseph l Carter in harmless but the judge noted Stew ads previous conviction for homicide and sentenced him to in the Gas chamber atthe Aryland Penitentiary Steward was Given a life term by a killing in Southampton county a in 1941 but was paroled several years later distinctively Beautiful it responsibly managed carefully maintained Danville memorial gardens it is written by f h Rick trs and Fred Bevill for unto you h born which ii Chuitt lord a sorter Luke men and and labor who have created a favourable climate for business women of Industry As once again we celebrate the birth of Christ our King May you truly come to know the Joy and peace that Only he can bring religious Book Center i i in 8 8 i i i 120 Market St 7924443

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