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The Corpus Christi Caller-Times from Corpus Christi, Texas · Page 8

Corpus Christi, Texas
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Tuesday, August 17, 1971
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8-A CORPUS CHRISTI TIMES, Tues., Aug. 17, 1971 Truman Explains How Mac Arthur Was Dismissed .- NEW YORK Lf) --Former President Harry S Truman says his secretary of defense, George C. Marshall, was the only official to initially voice disagreement over the chief executive's firing of Gen, Douglas MacArthur during the Korean War. Truman, in an interview in this month's Esquire magazine, declared he had "called everybody together" at the peak of his Korean war dispute with MacArthur and told them "I'm going to fire that son-of-a-bitch right now." Interviewer Robert Alan Arthur quoted Truman as saying "everyone agreed except George Marshall, who said it would hurt troop morale in Korea and we'd have trouble getting military appropriations through Congress." The magazine quoted Truman as telling M a r s h a l i, "George, you go back to the Pentagon and read the file of correspondence on MacArthur in the past two years. Then, be in my office at 9 tomorrow and if you tell me at that point not to fire him, I won't." . When Marshall returned to the office, he told the president he had spent most of the night reading the file, Truman said. Marshall was quoted as telling Truman, "You should have fired that son-of-a-bitch two years ago." Truman said he fired MacArthur as supreme United Nations commander in Korea for two reasons. First, he opposed MacArthur's view that the army of Nationalist China should be used in Korea. Truman said he believed MacArthur's policies in this area would have brought on World War III. Second; Truman felt MacArthur refused to respect presidential authority a n d challenged "the traditional civilian supremacy of our government." Truman was interviewed at his Independence, Mo., home. Shots Mar Irish Night Gencvieve Harrod, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. H. R. Harrod, -Saratoga Blvd., has received a ?500 study aid ^rant from Texas AM University at College ·Station. Miss Harrod, a graduate of Incarnate Word High School plans to major in mathematics at Texas AM. ed to master sergeant recently while serving with the S2nd A i r b o r n e Division a t F t . Bragg, N.C. Salone, 42, is a 25-year Army veteran and holds the Bronze Star and Army Commendation Medal. Refinery Blast Scene Officials of the Charnplin Petroleum Co. are shown at the scene of a tank explosion which yesterday killed three men who were working on the tank in the background. The explosion occurred at the firm's local refinery. The three and a fourth man who was injured were working on the roof on the tank when the explosion occurred about 2:30 p.m., officials of the company said. Killed were Raymond Reyes, 56, of 2829 Niagara; Robert Cobbs, 18, 3214 Olsen, and Ernest Salinas, about 20, of Mathis. Burned on his face and hands was Robert Fonseca, 18, also of Mathis. Cobbs, Salinas and Fonseca were em- ployes of Roy Hunt, Inc., a local painting and refinery maintenance contractor. Reyes Was a Champlin maintenance employe. An investigation is being conducted into the cause of the blast. A number of Champlin officials have flown in from Fort Worth to aid in the investigation. Shown are (left to right), Russ Madigan, of Fort Worth; Doyle Harris, local terminal superintendent; James McCulley, executive vice president for manufacturing, Fort Worth; Richard Matson, vice president-refining, Forr Worth; Robert Reed, local refinery manager; and Robert Thompson of Fort Worth. Navy Lt. Calvin T. Morton, husband of the former Lois K. McKinney, 525 Grant Place, recently was given a regular Navy commission through the Distinguished Naval Graduate Program on the basis of Tiis flieht training grades. The change from reserve status was made while Morton was serving with Attack Squadron 128 at NAS Whidbey Island, Wash. Boy Scout Troop 12 will hold a Court of Honor ceremony for Roger Rivera, Michael Oxford, Allan Jones. Meade Huffy and Dwayne Clark Friday night at Fraser School. MY LA! WITNESSES Joseph Cornell Taylor IV of Corpus Christi recently re-. ceived a bachelor of science decree during commencement exercises at East Texas State University in Commerce. To Harm Villagers Marshall DewCy Bain, son of Mr. and Mrs.' B. .T. Bain, 4S01 Urban, will receive a bachelor of arts degree at David F., i p s c o in b College, Nashville, Tcnn., in ceremonies Saturday. Bain, a graduate of Carroll High School, has majored in Bible and speech at Lipscomb. The Writers Workshop of the Coastal Bend will meet at 7:30 p.m. tomorrow at the South Texas Presbytery, 3510 Gollihar. Interested persons arc invited (o attend and bring manuscripts for group criticism. Or/a S a l o n e , son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence C. Salone . Sr., 1905 Nueces, was promot- Paul Haagen of San Antonio, who will direct the coming year's Lions Club Minstrel, will speak at the regular meeting of the Downtown Lions Club at noon tomorrow at I he Petroleum Club. By KATHRYN JOHNSON FT. McPHERSON, Ga. ffl -A prosecution witness testified today that Capt. Ernest L. Medina told his troops on the eve of the My Lai assault to avoid harming noncombatants in the village. Charles Sledge, 23, of Sardis, Miss., said Medina, who is charged with over-all responsibility for the massacre, issued the warning to the soldiers in Charlie Company at a briefing the night before the March 16. 1968 attack. U n d e r cross-examination. defense attorney F. Lee Bailey asked Sledge: "As a matter of fact, Capt. Medina told you not to harm them, didn't he?" "Yes sir," the witness replied. Q. You were somewhat surprised because they were harming civilians? A. Yes, I was. Sledge, a radio operator at My Lai, was asked if he had ever heard on the radio during the fighting, "What's all that shooting?" Deaths and Funerals Ramon G. Reyes Funeral arrangements for Ramon G. Reyes, 50, of 2H29 Niagara, will be announced by Angelus Funeral Home. Reyes died in a local hospital at 2:30 p.m. yesterday from injuries received in an explosion at Champlin Petroleum Co. refinery shortly before. A n a t i v e of Brownsville, he had lived in Nueces County for I he past 24 years. He had been a maintenance employe for Champlin for 22 years. Survivors include his wife, Leticia: five sons, Encarnacion, Erasmo, toyes, Rcgino and Ramon Reyes Jr.; five daughters, Mrs. Modesta Vogel, Musses Maria de Jesus, Esmeralda, Viviana and Irma Reyes, all of Corpus Christi; three brothers, Aniccto aivi Reynaklo Reyes, bold of Corpus Christi and Marcos Reyes of Chicago, 111.; one sister, Mrs. Maria R. Marline/, of California; and two grandchildren. Alvin D. Aikin WOOIISBORO -- Funeral services for Alvin Dean A i k i n , 73, Relugio County auditor, will be held at 3 p.m. tomorrow in the Woodsbnro United Methodist Church. Burial will be in Oakwood Ccme- ' lery under the direction of 'Poland Funeral Home of Refugio. Aikin died at. 7:30 a.m. yes- terday in a Taft hospital after a long illness. He was a native of Colorado and had lived in Woodsboro the past 2(1 years. He was a member of the Woodsboro Masonic Lodge and the Woodsboro United Methodist Church. Thomas A. Malone SINTON -- Funeral arrangements for Thomas A. Malone, 78, will bo announced by Goodwin Funeral Home of Sinton. Malone died at about 3:30 p.m. yesterday in a local hospital after a long illness. A native of Rurnel. County, he had lived in S'inlon since 19I!2. He was a veteran of World War 1 and a member of Sinton Masonic Lodge 1012 ·AFAM. Robert Cobbs Funeral services [or Robert Cobbs, IS. of 3214 Olsen, will be held at 2 p.m. tomorrow in the Clifford Jackson Funeral Home chapel on Kostoryx Road wilh the Rev. O. 0. ir- win of Kingsville officiating. Burial will be in Seaside Memorial Park. Cobbs, a lifelong resident of Corpus Christi, was killed in an explosion at the Champlin Petroleum Co. refinery at about 2:30 p.m. yesterday. Survivors include his parents, Mr. and .Mrs. Daniel S. Cobbs; two brothers, Gerald Spencer and Jeffrey Dan Cobbs, all of Corpus Christi; his paternal .grandfather, Joe B. Cobbs of Mount Enterprise, and his maternal grandmother, Mrs. Edna Boies of Henderson. Ernest Salinas MATHIS -- Funeral arrangements for Ernest Salinas, 20, of Mathis, will be announced by the Walker-Mora Funeral Home of Alice. Salinas was killed in an explosion at the Champlin Petroleum Co. refinery in Corpus Christi at about 2:30 p.m. yesterday. Ramon Chapa Jr. BENAVIDES -- The Rosary for Ramon Chapa Jr., 58, will be recited at 8 p.m. today in the Garcia-Rios M o r t u a r y chapel in San Diego. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Santa Rosa de Lima Catholic Church in Renavides, with burial in Be- navidcs Cemetery. Chapa died at 8:3(1 a.m. Monday at his residence. He was a farmer who had livod here for 25 years. He was born in Duval County. William C. Short AHANSAS PASS -- Funeral services for William Clayton Short, 73, will be held at 10 a.m. tomorrow at the Jehovah's Witness Kingdom Hall, Burial will be in Prairie View Cemeterv. Short died Sunday in a local hospital following a lone illness. He was a native of Glenwood, Utah, and had lived here for three years. Funeral arrangements are under the direction of Marshall Funeral Home. Mrs. Isabell Zurtiga SINTON -- Funeral arrangements for Mrs. Isabell Zuniga, 80, will be announced by Goodwin Funeral Home of Sinton. Mrs. Zuniga was dead on arrival at a local hospital at 9 ;f.m. yesterday. She was a native of Laredo and had lived in Sinfon since 1944. She moved here from Asherton. The witness said, "I don't remember. Witnesses have said at previous My Lai trials that Medina had radioed and asked that question. A n o t h e r witness, Robert Mauro, of Brooklyn, N.Y., who was a rifleman at My Lai testified that he did not remember ever receiving a cease-fire order at My Lai. Bailey repeatedly objected to some of the testimony of yesterday's three witnesses, saying it was not "legally relevant to Medina." Col. Kenneth Howard, the military judge, responded that the testimony would be ai- lowed to describe what happened at My Lai on March 16, 1968, but instructed the jury that the government would be obliged to show what Medina was doing "if and when these events took place in the village." The three witnesses--Ronald L. Haefaerle. James Dursi and Gregory Olsen--all testified earlier in the court-martial that convicted a Medina subordinate, Lt. William L. Galley Jr., of murdering 22 civilians at My Lai. The three said Medina was not present during the shootings, but told how troops of Charlie Company,' which was under his command the day of the assault, shot unarmed old men, women and children in My Lai. AI Alumni Unit To Meet Dr. Mario A. Betritez of Texas AI University will discuss the upper level college concept at an alumni meeting at 8 p.m. tomorrow in the Petroleum Club.- Benitez, who will become a dean and vice president of the university this fall, will address the Corpus Chrisit Area Club of the Texas AI University Alumni Association. State alumni officials planning to attend are Bruce M. Withers Jr. of Houston, president; Jack S, Cole of Dallas, vice president and chairman of the public affairs committee; Joe Bishop, executive director; and Randy Lynch, associate director. * * KOWLOON FASHIONS is having . CUSTOM MADE SUIT * * * * * * * * * SALE LAST 3 DAYS! WAS NOW · Double Kni! Suits 95.00 68.00 · Polyester Wool Suits 85.00 60.00 WAS NOW · Worsted Suits 40.00 65.00 · Shirts .-8.00 5.00 3 DAYS ONLY AUG. 17, 18, 19 AIL OTHERS ON S A L E . D U T Y P O S T A G E E X T R A . HOLIDAY INN Emerald Beach 1102 S, Shoreline ihrd., ,,, * * * * * * J * * * * * * 4 * 4 * * * TIL. MO. 883-5731 Head office P.O Bo* K 232! Kowloon, Hong Kana PENS FREE 33* SAVE ON ALL SCHOOL SUPPLIES AT... UJinns ^VARIETY STORES; By COLIN FROgT BELFAST, Northern Ireland (fl -- Eight bomb blasts and a few shots were heard in Northern Ireland during the night, but there were no casualties. And a strike in Londonderry protesting internment of suspected terrorists failed to resume today. Snipers and rioters harassed British troops at dawn as they tore down barricades around L o n d o n d e r r y ' s Homan Catholic Bogside enclave. At least five shots were fired. All missed the soldiers, who drove off stone-throwing mobs with volleys of rubber bullets. British military headquarters said eight explosions, in Londonderry, A r m a g h and Belfast, damaged several buildings, and a single shot was fired at an army patrol in Belfast, Troops opened fire on a man they believed was carrying a rifle, but their target · "disappeared into the night," an army spokesman said. City workers were back at their jobs in Londonderry following a strike yesterday to protest Ore Ulster government's internment w i t h o u t trial of suspected members of the Irish Republican Army. Shops and factories also opened on time. Republican leaders spoke of the strike as the start of a nonviolent campaign of civil disobedience, and officials of the Protestant government feared it would spread to nonpayment of bills and taxes. "I hope the people will have some common sense," said Development Minister Roy Bradford. "People must realize that it is their money that pays for water, sewage and so forth. If they stop paying their taxes and rents, they will soon realize that civil disobedience is a two-edged weapon," In London,' Labor party leader Harold Wilson bowed to mounting left-wing demands that the House of Commons be called back from its summer Begins Training Army Pvt. Carlos T. Pena II, 20, son of Mr. and Mrs. Thomas A. Pena, 2617 Niagara, recently began basic training at the infantry center at Ft. Lewis, Wash. He is scheduled to complete the eight- week course on Sept. 17. holiday to discuss the Irish situation. He phoned Prime Minister Edward Heath and suggested a two-day session after the Aug. 30 bank holiday. Heath replied such a meeting was "under consideration" but gave no indication whether he would agree to it. The British army disclosed that 1,167 people had been arrested in northern Ireland since Jan. 1. Of these, 548 were convicted and "some are still being p r o c e s s e d , " " a spokesman said. Since internment without trial was introduced a week ago 230 people have been put behind bars. Teacher Unit To Hear Barnes Caller-Timej New* servit* PORTLAND -- State Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes is scheduled to be here Monday to address the Gregory-Portland unit of the Texas State Teachers Association. Barnes will speak to TSTA members and guests at 10 a.m. in the Gregory-Portland High School Cafeteria. 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