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Douglas Dispatch (Newspaper) - November 21, 1970, Douglas, Arizona The dispatch. Cochise county s major daily newspaper Douglas Arizona saturday afternoon november 21, 1970 vol 68 no. 213 to cents a 8 pages Mitchell receives acquittal in my Lai massacre Case it. Hood Tex. Apr . David Mitchell has been acquitted in the first my Lai Case to reach a court martial verdict. Mitchell 30. A 10-year army Veteran had been charged with assault with intent to murder by shoot ing at 30 unarmed civilians at the vietnamese Hamlet on March 16. 1968. Nine other gis Are charged in connection with the incident that occurred during a combat swing through my Lai. A i always thought the army was a great outfit. Now i know it a said Mitchell son of a Baptist minister who lives in St. Francisville. La. A military jury of seven of cers. Including six Vietnam veterans. Returned the verdict Friday night after six hours and 50 minutes of deliberations. Mitchell was a squad Leader in company c. The same outfit in which it. William l. Calley jr., was a platen 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 americal division. When the jury returned to announce its verdict Mitchell stood at attention and saluted. . David Mitchell this court Lias found you not said col. Francis Giacomozzi president of the court. Mitchells wife. Rosa leaped to her feet and shouted a ooh a a sit Down in the courtroom a ordered col. George r. Robinson. The military judge who banged his Gavel until the worn an was seated. Mitchell returned to his chair and slumped Down into it. His attorney Ossie Brown strode past him patting Mitchell on the shoulders. Mitchell had taken the stand in his own defense. With tears streaming Down his Cheeks he testified thursday Quot 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 men. Women and children. The prosecution presented three witnesses. Two said they saw Mitchell fire his Rifle into the ditch. One said he saw Mitchell raise his Rifle but neither 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 innocence is a perhaps the tallest tree in our Forest of Legal pres ump Robinson said the jury should carefully consider the credibility of each witness since he said. There were inconsistencies in their testimony. Gov. Williams to attend Echeverria s inauguration additionally the judge told the officers to consider a a peeping Tom conviction against one of the witnesses. Charles Sledge of Sardia. Miss., in reflecting on Sledge s testimony. Sledge had testified that he saw Mitchell fire his Rifle into the ditch crowded with men women and children. The judge told the jury to re Call denials by defense witnesses that Mitchell was at the ditch. Robinson said the jury should also weigh the elect of character witnesses who appeared for Mitchell including affidavits from a judge a dentist a sheriff and a congressman. After the jury retired to decide Mitchells Fate. He wiped at tears and embraced his Wale outside the courtroom. A the Only tiling we can do now is said Mitchells lather the Rev. Liali Mitchell present with Mitchell s Mother. After the verdict. Mitchell smiled broadly and indicated he planned to stay in the army. Luis Echeverria Alvarez Tho on dec. I become. Mexico a new president has invited arizonans governor and City officials of Piso univ and Tucson to be special guests at ins inauguration in Mexico City. Mexican officials Here said arizonans Jack Williams was the on Fiove nor o a . State to receive the engraved invitation As a special guest of the As provided by the Douglas fire department highest temp. Yesterday 74 highest temp. Year ago 70 High record this Date 1966 79 Low temp. Yesterday 30 Low temp. Year ago. 32 Low record this Date 1964 20 precipitation to Date. 10.01 Sunrise 6 50 . Sunset 5 18 . Cochise county fair today and sunday cooler. Doug Las Agua Prieta High today in mid 70s. Low tonight mid 30s. Bisbee Low 70s and High 40s. Max. Min. . 70 32 Bisbee. 70 47 Flagstaff. 56 21 it. Hua Chuca. 71 41 grand Canyon. 53 la Phoenix. 75 43 Tucson. 74 45 Yuma. 74 45 new president and his government. Those invited As official guests Iron Arizona included Quot gov. And mrs. Williams. Phoenix mayor and mrs. John Driggs and Tucson vice mayor and mrs. Conrad Joyner. Joyner a sofa protestor tvs he it a Active in Arizona mexican affairs and recently led a move to provide an office in the Tucson municipal building for the honorary mexican Consul. Mexican officials said the Spe Cia attention Given Arizona s governor and officials of its two major cities a reflects the importance with which president Echeverria regards relations with this close neighbor of me the arizonans w ill be escorted to Mexico City on tile Aero Naves de Mexico Jet flight of nov. 29 by Rafael Reyes spin Dola. Mexican Consul in Phoenix and a boyhood schoolmate of president Echeverria. The Arizona group will return dec. 3. In Mexico a capital the Arizona delegation will join special envoys from All countries with whom Mexico maintains diplomatic relations. Secretary of state William p. Rogers Heads the . Delegation As special representative of president Nixon. Inaugural ceremonies commence nov. 30 with a reception for the special guests Given by retiring president Gustavo Diaz Ordaz a Day before he hands Over the Sash of office to Echever Ria on dec. I. Because of the size of the list of invitees a Echeverria has asked 2,500 guests in addition to tile official delegations to watch the ceremony by which he be comes president it a inauguration will be held in the Mas Sive National auditorium. Mexican officials estimated at least 15,000 people will personally see the Transfer of Power which makes Echeverria 48. Formerly Mexico a Secretary of government Interior minister president for six years. Attorney Felipe septiem president of the mexican chamber of deputies will preside at the inauguration which has been moved from the chamber of deputies Hall because of the crowd. Starting at la the inaugural ceremony will last about 45 minutes. Then Echeverria will be escorted to the National Palace where he will Greet personally each of the official envoys and guests. This years inauguration will see another first with the new presidents official banquet on the night of dec. I being moved to Chapultepec Castle in Mexico City s famous Chapultepec Park. In the past the new presidents first official banquets traditionally were held h the much smaller National Palace. A amp a Quot i#4 la. R a. U . Workshop instructors Jesse Santana left bilingual coordinator for the Douglas Public schools was the . Workshop coordinator which started nov. 12. Instructors were or. Howard Demeke Asir or. Keith Orr. Huron South Dakota and William Polhemus Greenbush . Dispatch photo by Joyce Smith 24. Teachers administrators participate in Iota workshop a five Day workshop from nov. 12-17 held at the Douglas High school was conducted by or. Howard Demeke. Arizona state University and or. Keith Orr Huron. South Dakota and William Polhemus Greenbush new York. The workshop sponsored by the Douglas school Board of education was attended by elementary and High school teachers and school administrators. The instrument for the observation of teaching activities Iota evaluated teaching a eke stated. Tivi ties. Not the teacher As a person on the basis of the six criteria for teacher competence. Goals of the workshop expert fences Are directed toward development of objective observation and interview skills and to provide opportunities Foi communication concerning tile Aper National Levels of teaching. A we Are trying to help develop of Lect Ive ways and Means of As Sessing teacher activities for tile purpose of the teachers self evaluation for the improve ment of or. Dem Jesse Santana. Bilingual coordinator Aud local coordinator of the Iota workshop was in Strumental in making the Nece Sarv arrangements. A a i Hope the Community realizes that our school system is prov iding these i service programs for teachers so that improvements in education Are being met. And that we can have a better educational system in Douglas. Santana said. Two hours of graduate credit were Given by Arizona state University. Local teachers attending school were. Ruby Toney. Sara Good Johnnie Cain. Mike Nava. Doris Thomas. Frank Hansen. Ann Porter Charles Willingham. Was. Holland. In Gene Deiss. Craig Abbott. Bette Levra. Bill Bunton. Art Rubai Cava. Vane Stanford Dave a Baga. Ina Wagner. Cecilia Plin i. Richard Marshall. Tom san Ders. Henry Bounder. Armando Moulinet Frank Walters and mrs. Jesse Marble. A similar workshop has been planned for january according to take one truck to Aqua Prieta the dispatch erroneously re ported Friday that the Douglas fire dept. Had sent two fire trucks to Agua Prieta to assist with the Blaze which destroyed the historic Al Casino building. Fire Chiel Gerald Wicke reports that Only one truck aided the mexican firemen in battling the fire. A source Clore to the situation reveals that Agua Prieta will soon be acquiring a new truck. Water lines have report eds been played with fire hydrants soon expected to be in stalled and in use. Local firemen answered a still alarm at 12 53 . Friday at the Cochise county Hospital. Chief Wicke said that a cooler had shorted out and smoke was pouring into the Hall near the a Ray department. Be damage was reported. Early this morning at 1 10 a general alarm brought firemen to the Home of Guillermo Othan. 351 sixth St., where a garbage rack was on fire. The Blaze quickly spread to the Fence of his neighbors Home Jose Mon be. 363 sixth St. The fire was of undetermined origin. Chamber drive recruits 30 branded Complete Success the Douglas chamber it Commerce membership drive. Just ended has been branded a a Complete Success by Bill Albinson drive chairman. Albinson outlined the attain ments of the drive at a Board of director s meeting Friday iii the Gadsden hotel. He said 30 new members had been recruited. Equally important Albinson added was that la present members of the chamber agreed to increase their dues. The new memberships represent $1.680 in dues for the chamber and increased dues will add another $235 to chamber coffers annually. Total increase was is 965. Albinson reported. Thanksgiving turkeys purchased from . Barless were awarded members of George Steele s new membership team. The Steele squad signed up 12 new members to Edge tile team headed by Harry Kane with to new member the team headed by Byron Payne enlisted be veil new members. New members Are a amp a bar Becue pit. Ail let a. Border sup ply. Casa do Telas Coney is land. Dea industries or. Mikey Gomez. Industrial Apson. In Utrias go no Rales. Flack Alii nor. New York life insurance. State farm insurance Brown Page mortuary. Buxton Smith mercantile. Tucson. A amp a welding. John f. Colvin. Eloy Gar Cia Chevron ski. Kress. Philos shoes. Russett service inc. Surplus City. Valley news and gift shop. Complete Auto. Or. Joe Causey. Fuller Brush co. Marlins Saddle shop. Pioneer cafe Joe Duthil Standard station Valley hardware co. And Douglas Motel. Increasing dues were Coni inertial printing co. Eddies music store la aztecs curio shop. Pacific finance co. Frank Sharpe or. Insurance. Cole Many a menus store. Douglas Dis Patch. Hanigan s Dairy Queen. Nelsons Glass co. Desert inn and Douglas trave Lodge. Steele chamber president. And director Everett j. Jones reported on the chamber a activities at the recent Border conferences in a Diego and Calexico Mexicali. Both agreed Tho san Diego conference was the most product five from the standpoint of in formation provided on Alex can economics and Laws and in generating interest in locating plants in Douglas. Jones reported that a number of those contacted in san Diego have since visited Douglas on inspection trips. Steel said the Douglas Dele Gati it a at the Border cities asset elation meeting in Calexico made a concerted Effort to have tin next Bra conference in Don Glas by was edged out by la redo Texas. He said it was his understanding Douglas was the Likely location for the Bra melting two years hence. Fred Whelan chairman of tile International affairs commit tee. Announced a contest would be Tagee to select a name for an annual twin City Celebration now in the planning stage the committee will also Host a Tes Tim Omal dinner at 7 Pun nov. 30 in tin Santa be club for Raul Castro says Tucson mayor Job attractive David Rabago. Business manager left w. Holland Doug Las High school teacher mrs. Jesse Marble. Elfrida High school teacher Aud mrs. Ray Levra Douglas High school comparing notes teacher and counsellor right Are comparing notes which were taken at the . Workshop. Dispatch photo Tucson apr haul Castro unsuccessful candidate for governor. Today called the position �1 Tucson mayor a a very attractive one but said he has not yet considered running for the position. He made the statement to members of the Tucson nucleus club after warning that democrats must build and maintain momentum for future elections. Such As the one for Tucson mayor coming up next year. A the key to winning be said a is to got a Man with the qualifications and the respect of the in other areas Castro said two key reasons he lost in his bid for governor were poor financing and poor organization. A i was so poorly organized it was he said. A no body could find me if they wan ted a and Only three weeks before the primary a he continued. A i or j the total sum of $800�?total a a in the state of Ari Zou to w l. A Campaign. Not too Many had Faith in my ability to win the Castro also said he had believed Arizona s economic woes would be upon the state just a bout election time. Unemployment and inflation Are now Here simultaneously he said. Adding that he missed his prediction by about a week. A and i would t have missed it by a he declared a but the Powers that be in Maricopa county decided to go along with the Public officials and deter and defer ail unemployment until after the election. Santa s on his Way Here Don t miss him november 7.8 Santa son his Way. Just so you la be sure to see him when he arrives in Douglas next saturday. The Trade pro motion committee of the Dong Las chamber of Commerce has announced his route Santa a Sleigh on a float specially prepared by the elves of deca at Douglas High departs from the Cochise bowl parking lot at to . Next saturday. Then it goes to the Barless parking lot and 10th St., East on 10th to san Antonio West on san Antonio to loth St. West on 15th to a ave., South on a to 10th St., West on loth to f ave., North on f to 14th St., West on 14th to g ave., South on g to ninth s East on ninth to the 10th St. Bark where Santa Aud the i y boys will give presents to children. The Trade promotion comma tree has also arranged to pay for Santa to spend one half Day at the business place of any Trade promotion committee member. Suggested store hours during the Holiday season will Call for 8 . Closing times beginning Friday. Nov. 30 and extending to dec. 23. Kelly Neah former head of u. S. Immigration in Douglas who now Heads the immigration of fice in Tucson. Ray Morgan reported on the Trade promotion committee s plans for Christmas related activities. Including the Santa a rude on nov. 28. Store hours and Christmas decorations. He said Craig Abbott who Heads the deca program at Douglas High school was overseeing Prepa ration of Santa a float for the Parade. He said committee members also discussed the possibility of the City taking Complete charge of maintenance and repair of Christmas decorations which were purchased three years ago by the committee. The City makes a $500 Conter but ton towards the decoration annually. The Board discussed proposals for linking Douglas and Cochise county cities on the a Border Friendship route linking cities from san Diego to Brownsville. Texas. Cantor Ilia has already complied with a Resolution passed by its Egis lature calling for posting of a Border Friendship route is g us even 25 Miles along a route linking . 80 from san Diego to Al Centro and Yuma interstate 8 from Yuma to Gila Bend. State route 84 and interstate to from Gila Bend to Tucson. . 80 from Tucson to Don gins Agua Prieta and . To to Lordsburg thence on connect ing highways to Las Cruces. Al paso Eagle pass. Laredo and Brownsville. A Peter b Wilharm. Vice chairman of the Arizona Highway commission is working Tow cuts establishment of the Bor our Friendship Routt signs in Arizona including those on . 30 linking Benson. Tombstone Lowers rate Phoenix a the prime interest rate charged its Custo mers by the Valley National Bank will be lowered from to to 7 per cent monday. Earl Bauson Bank president Sau Friday the rate drop Fol Lowed a pattern set by the Chase Manhattan Bank earlier in the Day. He said the reduction re fleets the softening in Money Market rates which has occurred in the past in Days since the previous prime rate Cut and is in line with the developing pattern of More frequent and smaller changes in the rate

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