The Tennessean from Nashville, Tennessee on March 12, 1971 · Page 1
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Friday, March 12, 1971
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IN THE HfARrOF TV 1 THE SHVILLE TE ESSE Served by America's Greatest News Services At ihe Crossroads of Nafural Gas and TV A Power Telephone 255-1221 VOL. 65 No. 318 Sucond Cless Postage Paid at Nashville. Tenn. NASHVILLE, TENN., FRIDAY MORNING, MARCH 12, 1971 10 CENTS 54 PAGES sDrop ries ooar NA AN War Death A I I ff !!f J , f t n,.. ,, ,,i,miii.wiiliiu,iimMi WSHMlttum,! rw n j . i . i,8wa.,..iwf"r ivt-.-M OtoaMmw, i $ ,M , I TmJr x'&Ayw ?9&cj V g;A While Iniu From Wirt Reports SAIGON - The U.S. Command reported yesterday that 44" Americans were killed in action and 434 wounded in the seven-day period ending last Saturday. The deaths marked a four-week low but the number of wounded increased to the highest level in five months, the command announced. MILITARY sources at- Westmoreland Quoted My Lai Troops 'Congratulated' By ARTHUR EVERETT FT. BENNING, Ga. (AP) A beribboned brigade commander told Lt. William L. Calley Jr.'s court-martial jury in windup testimony yesterday that Gen. William C. Westmoreland congratulated the troops that assaulted My Lai. The trial's final witness, Col. Oran K. Henderson, said that a few days after the operation, Westmoreland, who was top American commander in Vietnam at the Ume. sent the participants "a congratulatory message." Q. For this specific operation at My Lai? A. That's correct, sir. Henderson, 50, a slim man with light brown hair and wearing glasses, is awaiting court-martial on charges of covering up atrocities at My Lai. It was a year before reports of a massacre of its villagers leaked beyond the command level of the participating Americal Division. Henderson said h i s watchword to his commanders Clouds NASHVILLE Cloudy through tomorrow with chance of showers, little change in temperatures; high 65, low 49. Satellite map, data, Page 21. ;) si - lllllllllllillli If f)J$ 1 . Hoppy Hunting Beverly Pevehouse, a state employe, cuddles a soft hassock as she looks for pillows on her lunch hour during the opening day of Nashvilie Extra Value Days. tributed the high number of wounded to increased Communist harassment of U.S. bases supporting the South Vietnamese offensive into Laos. The 434 Americans wounded last week was the highest number since the week ending Oct. 10, 1970, when 513 servicemen were wounded in action. Enemy gunners mortared and rocketed South Vietnamese troops probing for for the March 16, 1968, combat sweep through My Lai was "aggressiveness. However, he testified his was a clouded view from the top of the operation in a command helicopter 1,500 feet above the Vietnamese hamlet. He added that he was able to see little in the way of detailed ground action on that humid Saturday morning three years ago next Tuesday. "AT ANY time on the 16lh, did you receive any official report from anyone concerning an incident in or around a ditch at My Lai 4?" asked the court-martial judge, Col. Reid W. Kennedy. "I did not," replied Hen-, derson. Henderson was the last witness in a court-martial that began Nov. 12, one of three called at the request of the jury after the government and the defense rested. Calley, 27, is charged with the premeditated murder of 102 unresisting Vietnamese villagers while leading an infantry platoon of Charlie Company through the hamlet on a combat assault. The maximum penalty upon conviction is death. The government said at least 70 of the men, women and child victims were herded into a drainage ditch and (Turn to Page 8, Column 1) Staff photo by Robert Kollar supply caches along the Ho Chi Minh Trail in southern Laos yesterday and also shot jt down five more American helicopters. A SIXTH U.S. helicopter was reported missing, bringing to 66 the number of U.S. choppers announced lost in the Laotian campaign since it was launched Feb. 8. (UPI reported today U.S. fighter-bombers knocked out the first Laos-based North Vietnamese surface-to-air missile. There was no indication the South Vietnamese ground troops had advanced any further westward from the Se-pone area, 25 miles inside Laos. Instead, they were making sweeps to uncover North Vietnamese military supply dumps. They operated on a broken front about 25 miles wide that extends along Route 9 to Sepone and south of that east-west highway. A U.S. spokesman announced today that three more American helicopters were shot down the previous day in Laos, two were downed in South Vietnam near the Laotian border and another one that had been missing since Saturday was listed as a combat loss. He said one crewman was killed, seven were wounded Fiscal By LARRY DALGHTREY and JERRV THOMPSON The 1971 legislature's Fiscal Review Committee .urged Gov. Winfield Dunn yesterday to help inple-"ment recommendations from its studies, which it estimates will save state and local governments $35 million annually. As the committee reported, Dunn said estimates of $100 million in savings from the "Jarman Commission" study are "overly optimistic," and urged Democratic legislators to approve his $95 million tax increase. THE FISCAL Review Committee urged Dunn to act immediately on suggestions which can be implemented by executive action, thus reducing the need for the $95 million tax package. Rep. John Hicks, D-Nashville, chairman of the committee, said the committee's recommendations during its four-year history have produced savings or additional revenue for the state totaling more than $20 million. Shoppers Cosh In On Values By ROBERT KOLLAR Mrs. Stephen Heins bought eight shirts for her husband yesterday at half price, a bedspread at $15 off list price and a rug marked down one-third. These were among the bargains during the opening day of Nashville Extra Value Days. "And I'm just getting started," she said. TWO CATHOLIC nuns from St. Thomas Hospital bought new Easter outfits to be given to poor children. Another lady bought a casserole dish she had wanted See editorial, "XEVD Sales In Full Swing," on Page 22. "but wasn't going to buy until I saw whether it would be on sale." It was. But not all was rosy during the .first day of the spring bargain extravaganza sponsored by the Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce and about 150 merchants. ONE PERT secretary complained she could not find the smart fashions she wanted at reduced prices, and anolln-r lady lamented the fact she couldn't get near the lie rack. "I never saw so many people in my life." she said. Doris Blackwelder a n d Beverly Pevehouse. two young women on their lunch hour, (Turn to Page 3, Column 4) and two were missing. Total casualties in the U.S. helicopter losses were listed as 51 killed, 63 wounded and 18 missing. SCORES OF other helicopters also have gone down, but they were recovered and were not reported by the command. Action flared near Sepone and also southwest and northwest of the border town of Lao Bae. A military spokesman in Quang Tri, Maj. Dean Due Joi, said 23 enemy soldiers were killed in two clashes south of Sepone and two South Vietnamese were wounded and two others were missing. South Vietnamese headquarters said 650 government troops were killed and 1,671 .(Turn to Page 8, Column 1) Tennessean Today Page Amusements 26, 27 Bridge 29 Business 44, 45, 54 Classified 45-53 Comics 42 Crossword 21 Editorials 22, 23 Fashion 31 Page Horoscope 42 Obituaries 45 Radio-TV 43 Scram-Lets 20 Sports Amy Van- derbilt Weather Map 34 21 Woman's World 29-35 Word Game 21 Unit -41 Kemp Ordered to Court Today By JOHN WARNECKE Metro Police Chief Hubert O. Kemp was ordered yesterday to appear today before Criminal Court Judge Allen R. Cornelius Jr. to show cause why he should not be held in contempt of court. Cornelius ordered Kemp to appear at 2 p.m. after senior Metro Atty. Paul Bumpus failed in an effort to secure an injunction in Circuit Court prohibiting Cornelius' action. KEMP WAS ordered to explain why he should not be held in contempt of Criminal Court by failure to serve four capiases legal papers compelling the appearance of persons in court. At stake, however, is the much larger issue of a backlog 6f an estimated 8,000 unserved warrants and capiases in the police department's files. Kemp has, in the past, claimed he does not have sufficient manpower to serve all the legal papers. In another development yesterday in the dispute between the police chief and Cornelius, Circuit Judge James M. Swiggart granted Dist. Atty. Gen. Thomas H. Shriver an alternate writ of man Interstate Sections of Interstate 40, which has been under construction for more than two years, will be opened to motorists Monday, enabling them to connect with two other interstate routes. A total of 5.1 -miles of three segments of 1-40 and 1-265, which extends between 46th WASHINGTON Mrs. Patricia Buckley Bozell, left, sister of columnist William Buckley and 5en. James Buckley of New York, raises her hands after Urges See editorial, "Gov. Dunn's Tax Tactics Smack Of Amateurism," and Charles Bissell's cartoon on Page 22. Continuation of the efficiency measures 'already in effect will save an additional $5.3 million in the coming fiscal year, Hicks said. MAXEY JARMAN, the retired Genesco executive heading Dunn's study of efficiency in state government, said Wednesday the study could produce savings up to $100 million annually, according to preliminary findings of waste. Jarman's statement triggered new resistance by the Democratic legislative majority to Dunn's tax package yesterday, although Democrats spent most of the day feuding about what method to use in scrutinizing Dunn's $1.4 billion budget. "If he (Jarman) can save $100 million, I'm not going to vote for any taxes," Rep. Richard Holcomb, D-Chattanooga, told a Democratic caucus yesterday morning. "I'd suggest we just go home and wait until he reports." damus against Kemp and Mayor Beverly Briley. The alternate writ gives Kemp and Briley 30 days to file with Swiggart an answer to charges by Shriver that vast numbers of warrants and capiases are not being served. SHRIVER SOUGHT a writ of mandamus an order compelling a public official to perform his duty against Kemp and Briley at the instruction of Cornelius. Brooks Tells Court: By PAT WELCH The Metro Board of Education decided to spend its money on long-range planning rather than a "crash program" to integrate the schools this year, schools director Dr. Elbert D. Brooks testified yesterday. "We have moved in a careful, consistent, continual Sections Avenue, North, in West Nashville and Interstate 65 and 24, across the Cumberland River in northeast Nashville, will be opened. INTKKSTATE-24 and the Nashville-to-Knoxville end of 1-40 already connect near Murfreesboro Road. Thus, persons traveling bct- Schools Complying Female vs. Feminist Ideas Cornelius ordered Shriver, as chief prosecutor for the state in Nashville, to take "appropriate legal action" to insure that the warrants and capiases are served. It was then that Shriver filed the action in Swiggarfs division of Circuit Court. But when Cornelius learned of Shriver's action, he disagreed, saying he did not think Swiggart would issue a writ of mandamus. He then ordered Shriver to seek a con compliance with the court order," Brooks said. Brooks and business manager Delbert Nowell defended their plan to computerize information which will be needed if students are to be shifted from all-black or all-white schools during the fourth day of a hearing before U.S. Dist. Judge L. Clure Morton. THE SCHOOLS have filed lo Open Monday ween Memphis and Knoxvillc will be able to make the entire trip by interstate except for a short strip near Rockwood where unstable earth has caused numerous delays. At least two kines of that stretch are expected to he opened this summer. At present, Nashville-Memphis traffic enters and running onstage and attempting to slap the speaker, radical feminist Ti-Crace Atkinson, at Catholic University. Story on Page 16. Be Enacted Jarman's report is due in September. THE GOVERNOR called Democratic leaders to his office yesterday afternoon to put in a new plug for his tax program, which includes an additional half cent sales tax, extension of the sales tax to personal services and gasoline, and a hike in the corporate excise tax. Dunn told reporters later he had warned that any savings from the Jarman Commission study would be a year or more into the future, and that the state needs additional money now. Asked about Jarman's $100 million estimate, the governor replied : "WELL, HE has been a highly successful man and I know he is going to do a good job on this. But I think in this case he might be a little overly optimistic. I hope he's not. I just hope that nobody will read into that statement that we won't need these additional revenues now." Dunn said he told the legislators he has no "false (Turn to Page 10, Column 1) tempt citation in Criminal Court against Kemp. The district attorney complied with this order Wednesday and it is this action which will be heard at 2 p.m. today in Cornelius' court. Cornelius said yesterday that if he finds cause for contempt in Kemp's case, he will ask that a special judge hear the case. He added that he asked Shriver to seek the (Turn to Page 12, Column 1) a plan to integrate the system in response to a court order last July 16. Avon N. Williams Jr., attorney for black parents, has filed objections to the schools' plan and introduced one of his own. He has also sought to show this week that school personnel have dragged their feet in accumulating data necessary to go beyond what (Turn to Page 3, Column 1) leaves 1-40 near 49th Avenue, North, requiring a cross-town drive on city streets to connect wilh the interstate's east end. The new .segments, fanning across North Nashville, also will simplify crosstown travel tor motorists en route to (Turn to Page 13, Column 3) AP Wircpholo Whitney Young Dead at 49 LAGOS, Nigeria (AP) Whitney M. Young Jr., executive director of the National Urban League who focused his efforts in the civil rights movement on getting jobs for blacks, died yesterday while swimming. Young, 49, who turned away from medicine and toward race relations as a result of a World War II experience, was here for an African-American dialogue. HE COLLAPSED while approaching the shore after swimming o f f Lighthouse Beach at Tarqua Bay. Cause of death was not known immediately, but a heart attack was considered a possibility. An autopsy was scheduled. He had been swimming in the heavy surf with former U.S. Atty. Gen. Ramsey Clark, William W. Broom, the Washington bureau chief for Ridder Publications, and the wives of the two men. "Ramsey pulled him out of the water and we gave him mouth - to - mouth resuscitation," said Broom. The League yesterday named Harold R. Sims, its deputy executive director, as acting executive director until a successor to Young is appointed. OX ARRIVING at the beach, notorious for its heavy surf, the party went straight into the water, Clark said. He said that as the group was coming out of the water which "was not up to our bathing suits" he looked (Turn to Page 10, Column 6) i

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