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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - December 16, 1970, Florence, South Carolina_ we Koay. My mar 14, 19to a flub a Nice gift at Broadways the Bancroft Model b2955w compact big screen portable color to. Cabinet in grained Kashmir Walnut color. 6" x 3" twin Cone speaker. Now get color to s most wanted convenience feature Zenith s exclusive space command1100 at this sensational Price space commands 100 press the Button on the Small control unit you hold in your hand to change vhf channels and turn set on or off. One Button does it All Zenith handcrafted Quality for unrivalled dependability Zenith acc automatic Fine tuning control Zenith handcrafted port Able Chassis picture tube slide controls buy now we also have a com Lete selection of Zenith stereos Black and White portable to s. 1563 662-7089 Fitow dam Galley witness tells of order to be quiet it. Benning a. A capt. Ernest l. Medina was quoted tuesday As advising his infantry company to be quiet about the so called my Lai Mas Sacre and telling one of the gis not to take it up with his congressman. Testifying As a defense wit Ness at it. William l. Calibey or s court martial former Rifle Man Michael Bernhart 24, of Tarpon Springs fla., said. Capt. Medina addressed the company and said an investigation was under Way. He said he advised us to be quiet because he d Back up anybody who might be in trouble. He took me aside and said it would not be a Good idea if i wrote my congressman or the inspector general and not to do under questioning from the judge Bernhardt said it was my platoon sergeant that gave Medina the idea that i was a let Ter Bernhardt said he had told the sergeant he might write. Calley 27, is accused of the premeditated murder of 102 vietnamese old men women and children during an infantry sweep through the Village March 16, 1968, by Charlie com any of which Medina was com Nander. A former company Pla Oon Leader Calley faces a Max mum sentence of death if convicted. Galley s defense is based Art on a Contention that his a tons in my Lai were based on orders received from Superior officers including Medina. The Atter currently is undergoing he equivalent of a grand jury inquiry into his actions at my Lai but has not ordered to trial it was a year after my Lai As Jault before the allegations of atrocities in the Village came to Washington s attention. A House investigating subcommittee sub sequently found evidence which it said tended to substantiate a coverup of the incident. Earlier at the court martial Florence airlines to Charlotte leaves at . . . From Charlotte leaves at . . Charter flights anywhere anytime former squad Leader in another of Medina s platoons Charles a. West Chicago testified he took part in the killing of 10 Viet namese civilians at my Lai be cause according to our orders everybody in the Village was to be a series of defense witnesses has testified that Medina during a briefing on the eve of the As Sault gave an impression that my Lai was to be levelled in West s words leaving nothing walking crawling or growing in the however none of them was Able to say there was any specific order directing the execution of men women and Chil Dren. West was the first to say he had actually killed anyone in carrying out the purported or Der. Bernhardt said his Conversa Tion with Medina took place about three Days after the March 16 assault. In response to a written question from a Mem Ber of the six Man court martial jury the witness went Over it again testifying he said there was an investigation that he did t think any thing would come of it that if anybody got in trouble he d do All he could to get them q. Did he say what the investigation would be about a. He said it would be about she operation. I thought he was talking specifically about my Lai 4. Referring to the pre assault briefing by Medina Bernhardt said the Village was to be destroyed along with its inhabit ants. A Viet Cong unit was sup used to have occupied the area. He didst say exactly what we would find there. We just assumed there would be unit there. He said there were no inno cent civilians in the area that the area was supporting the Viet asked to characterize the o Medina s briefing Bernhardi answered on Cross examination Bern Hardt was asked q. Capt. Medina did not specifically mention women and children did he a. No he did t. Under government question ing Bernhardt said i had expected the Village might be deserted. I did t expect to encounter the q. You did t believe capt. Medina what he said a. No. Q. What made you think you would not meet enemy Resis Ance at my Lai 4 after the briefing you received from Apt. Medina a. We never met the enemy Lead on not if they could help most of our casualties were rom snipers. I just did t think be would have a world War ii attle. It would t pay the ene my to be there. They were doing of Well the Way it was. Finance in Advance the easy Way to Purchase your next car just Call. 662-7641 o Brian Buffkin David Hanna the Peoples Bank of South Carolina member Federal Deposit insurance corporation 265 s. I by St. Pm. 662-7041 Lynchburg pm. 437-2573 Florence mall pm. 662-7041 master ctr get a smile for cameramen it. William Calley and his attorney George Larimer smile As Laker exchanges quips with photographers outside the courtroom. The photographers can not say anything to Calley but joke with or. Latimer. Calley is on trial for the deaths of 102 vietnamese civilians. The trial is now in its fifth week. Holiday sales off re offers crying blues new York a Many Jor department store said its major retailers across the coun try Are expecting a Blue Christ Mas Liis year reporting Holiday sales Down from a year ago. Some department stores say the Only items Selling Well Are the inexpensive things. Hardest hit Are stores in areas like Dallas and Seattle which Are suffering from the slump in electronics aerospace industries and cutbacks in de sense spending. A spokesman for Frederick and Nelson department store a Seattle store owned by Marshall Field inc., put it this Way Why rehash a painful subject everyone knows things Are bad All Over especially in the North an executive at Sears Roe Bucka and co. In Seattle candidly admitted we re department stores in Dallas Are faring no better with a few predicting a sales drop by As much As 25 per cent. The Feder Al Reserve Bank of Dallas said sales have been Down All year in Dallas and were Down three per cent for the week through dec. 5. Neiman Marcus of Dallas omitted its Section in this year s Catalon on How to spend million at Nieman it would have been Edward Marcus chairman said. Christmas sales would reflect the Type of business we be been doing for the last six months to a so it s certainly not going to be a booming Christmas but it is keeping with our present econ the added. Strawbridge Clothier in. Philadelphia reported sales in i Tail sales were ?7 97 billion up 3 its four stores were Down 6.6 cent from 1969. Cent in the week ending nov. 28 but with a Cost of living in and Down 7.6 per cent in the crease of Between a per cent . Department of com Merce figures show that for the first two weeks of the Christmas shopping season were up from retail sales in terms of Dollar value. For the week ended nov. 28 they were Bil lion about the same level they were running at last year. For the week ended dec. 5 total re year before. A the company decrease thu us Vii Uci i in week ending dec. 5 from the and 6 per Cen this year these 5 figures actually reflect a de official blamed tee also May make additional the same crease to the physical volume on forces that have been at work All fall the state of the Economy famous Barr in St. Louis told the same Story reporting its sales declined 2 per cent since thanksgiving the Date which Marks the beginning of the Christmas shopping season for Many. Of sales economic observers say some stores like Burdine a a Chain in Southern Florida said customers Are just waiting for the ext along buying week be fore Christmas. Because Christmas Falls on Friday this year there is one extra Selling As opposed to 23 in 1969 when Christmas on thursday j some store executives like those at Carson Pirie Scott i co. In Chicago moan that even Singapore a the the extra shopping Day this air command clears of a proposed five nation air command will begin operating in january from butter Worth airbase in Northern Malaysia officials announced. The five Australia new zealand Malaysia and sin been working out a regional defense Structure the Miu us w. A x Oglu Ludl ucici13c suiu.lu1c inc in new York where retailers j past three years to coincide have had to contend with a taxi with planned withdrawal of strike a spokesman for one a British military personnel. Season Well be Lucky to break lacking food bulk All-bran9 the natural Way to regularity. For Christmas our soft pack Calvert extra the Sof whiskey gift wrapped in a full Range of sizes at no extra Cost. whiskey 86 proof a Radii neutralspirits01970cai.vert 01st. Co., Louisville by

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