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 - Five Benton Youths Named 1-H Winners BENTON...
Five Benton Youths Named 1-H Winners BENTON COUNTY 4-H WINNER . . . (I. to r.) top TOW Miss Zeh, Miss Hake and Miss Studyvin. Bottom TOW Ashmore and Rone. Sergeant Accuses Abrams Of Violating Code Of Justice ATLANTA, Ga. (AP) -- A 22- year-old sergeant accused of murder at My Lai has charged Gen. Creighton W. Abrams with violating the military code of justice by allowing civilians to be bcalen and tortured at a South Vietnamese village in 1968. Sgt. Esequiel Torres of Brownsville, Tex., also asserted Wednesday thai Abrams, commander of U.S. forces in Vietnam, concealed a felony committed by his troops in his presence at the Vietnamese village of Chanh Luu. The charges against the four- star general were filed by former U.S. Rep. Charles L. Welt- ncr of Atlanta, Torres' chief civilian atloney. in a petition forwarded to Army Secretary Stanley R. Rosor. It was the second time in recent weeks that Torres has charged a ranking Army official be aware of them. DISMISSED Resor d i s m i s s e d those charges nn grounds that Westmoreland had no knowledge of the My Lai incident and was not present when the raid occurred on March 16, 1968. Abrams' headquarters in Saigon had no comment on the charges against him. Weltner said the charges were based on an Associated Press story, written from Chanh Luu by Peter Arnett. which appeared in newspapers of Aug. 12, 1968. The 600-word story, which describes what it calls "one of the many allied raids on one of the most stubborn Viet Cong villages in Vietnam," in its first four paragraphs gave this description of activity in the village on Aug. 1, 1968: ACTIVITY "The people of Chanh Luu village Five Benlon County youth: have been named winners in state 4-H club contests. Eacl will relieve a $50 savings bond Four also won trips to National 4-H Coneress to he held in Chicago, 111. Nov. 28 Dec. 1. The fifth youth mus win a sectional contest to be eligible for the national meet Benton County winners ar Ronald Rone of Route 2, Ben tonville, dairy; Diana Hoke o Route 2, Gravette, bread: Dar lene Zeh of Route 4, Rogers clothing; and Debra Studyvi of Gravette, acheivement. Bus ter Ashmore of 620 W. Poplar Rogers, is the state publi speaking winner and will com pete in the sectional contest. Rone, the son of Mr. and Clyde Rone, is a freshman ; the University of Arkansas. H family was named Bento County Farm Family of 1970. Miss Hoke. daughter of M and 'Mrs. Lewis Hoke, is a 1 yard-old sophomore at Gravell High School. Miss Zeh. 16, is the dauffhte of Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Z e and a junior at Rogers Hig School. Miss Studyvin is a 17 yea old senior at Gravette Hig School and is the daughter Mr. and Mrs. Gib Studyvin. was 'citizenship winner at the Northwest Arkansas Junii Miss pageant held earlier th month. Ashmore, a 15 year-old Ro ers high school junior is tt son of Mr. and Mrs. F. H Ashmore. t

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  1. Northwest Arkansas Times,
  2. 29 Oct 1970, Thu,
  3. Page 19

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