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Corpus Christi, Texas
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Wednesday, August 18, 1971
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8A CORPUS CHR1STI TIMES, Wed., Aug. 18, 1971. POLICE IN JACKSON, MISS., GUARD BLACK SEPARATISTS . . . total of 11 arrested after 20-minute shootout (ftp Wirepfioto) By REYES BEECH ci Chicago Daily News SAIGON -- "'It looks as though all the sacrifices, all the blood and dollars we have invested here will be as I feared -- in vain. The result of 10 years of war for self-determination will be a crooked election." That was the conclusion of Sen. Adlai Stevenson III, D- III., as he left Saigon today after a six-day stay in South Vietnam. He was referring to the Oct. 3 presidential election, which President Nguyen Van Thieu's critics have accused him of rigging. Victory to Defeat "It's one way of snatching defeat from the jaws of victory," Stevenson said. "And I fear the consequences in the United States as well as Vietnam." S t e v e n s o n said he was afraid there was "very little William Wilder, manager of Corpus Christi International Airport, will discuss present operations and future plans when he appears before the Six Points Optimist Club at its 7 a.m. meeting tomorrow at Athens Restaurant. Co:;stal Bend Regional Planning Commission, will address the noon meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Corpus Christi at the Petroleum Club tomorrow. Army P^t. David Garcia, 20, .son of Mr. and Mrs. J. V. Garcia, 11702 Mallard Drive, recently c o m p l e t e d basic training at Ft. Polk, La. John Simer, public information officer and acting criminal justice coordinator of the U.S. Opens Move for U.N. 2-China Policy UNITED NATIONS, N.Y. (ft -- The United States has taken the first formal step in its campaign to get a two-Chinas policy at the United Nations. U.S. Ambassador George Bush asked U.N. Secretary- General U Thant yesterday to include on the agenda for the G e n e r a l Assembly opening next month the item "The Representation of China in the United Nations." "The United Nations should take cognizance of the existence of both the People's Republic of China and the Republic of China" in determining China's representation, Bush said in his letter to Thant. Albania and 16 other countries have submitted an agenda item "Restoration of the Lawful Rights of the People's Republic of China in the United Nations," Diplomats said the resolutions the United States plan to try to keep the Nationalists from being expelled "do not quite fit" the Albanian title and might be ruled out if it was the only agenda item on the Chinese representation. A slide program on governmental activities of the City of Corpus Christi will be presented by Jim McElheney tomorrow at the weekly meeting of the Rotary Club of Corpus Christi. The program will be at noon in the Corpus Christi Country Club. Derek Hambly, chief naturalist of the Padre Island National Seashore, will be the guest speaker when the Southside Lions Club meets at 12:15 p.m. tomorrow at the Athens Restaurant. Robert Q. Westerup of San Antonio, governor of the South Texas District of Sertoma International, will be guest speaker tomorrow at the weekly meeting of the Serto- ma Noon Club, the program will be at Chung Mei Restaurant. to be done at this point," but he advocated setting a -withdrawal date for American troops prior to the election so the Vietnamese people will know we aren't going to stay here to prop up the Thieu regime." "We also should state that we will not support a government that uses fraud or coercion to maintain itself," Stevenson said. Stevenson said he didn't suppose it would be "reasonable" for Ambassador Ellsworth- Bunker to absent himself from Saigon during the election campaign to indicate American disapproval of Thieu's tactics. But, he said, it might be a good idea to recall Deputy Ambassador Samuel D. Berger. Stevenson sought unsuccessfully last spring to have a U.S. commission sent to Vietnam to make sure that the U.S. mission here kept its hands off the election. Asked if he -felt the U.S. Embassy was favoring Thieu, S t e v e n s o n said, "I think they're trying to be neutral but that isn't enough." Favors Meddling He said he saw nothing inconsistent in the U.S. interfering in Vietnamese affairs to get "an honest election, since self-determination, is what it's all about." Stevenson talked with more than 50 Vietnamese, including Vice President Nguyen Cao Ky, who was forced out of the election by Thieu, and Duong Van Minn', Thieu's only challenger. He asked for an appointment with Thieu but failed to get one until three hours after his departure time for Tokyo and an eight-day trip through the Soviet Union. 3 Officers Wounded By Blacks · JACKSON, Miss. (Jl - An FBI agent and two policemen were wounded in a 20-minute Shootout today at the headquarters of a black separatist group. City and federal officers, armed with arrest warrants for four people, went to the headquarters of the group called the Republic of New Africa'. They said they were met with a barrage of gunfire when they announced their mission over bull horns. One of the city policemen was wounded criticially. None of the black separatists was shot. Seven blacks were arrested at the headquarters when they fled tear gas and four others, including RNA president Imari Obadele, were picked up for investigation a short time later at a nearby house. Elmer Lindburg, assistant head of the FBI office here, said occupants of the frame house fired with rifles and handguns and officers responded with rifles, handguns, shotguns and tear gas. Lindburg and city police Chief Lavell Tullos said five men and two women ran out the back door to escape tear gas and they were arrested without additional shooting. Cist. Atty. Jack Travis said the seven would be charged with assault with intent to kill the officers. Police Lt. Louis Skinner was reported in critical condition at Baptist Hospital with a head wound and Patrolman Billy Crowell suffered severe loss of blood from a shoulder wound. FBI agent William Stringer, wounded in the leg, was reported in good condition. The FBI said it had a warrant for the arrest of Jerry R. Steiner, 20, of Detroit, Mich., on a murder charge and city police said they had warrants for the arrest of three others on less charges. Officers said the other three were Henry Hatches, sought for fraud; Jesse R. Nicholson, s o u g h t on stolen-property charges; and a man known only as Larry, sought on assault: charges. Police said they did not know whether the four were among those picked up. Obadele. also known as Richard Henry, 42, of Detroit, was among those arrested a few blocks away at another house. There was no shooting at the second house. After the headquarters was cleared officers said they found numerous weapons and two bombs. A demolition team ·was ordered in from Camp Shelby near Hattiesburg to dispose of the bombs. P o l i c e and FBI agents saturated a four-block area around the headquarters but there was no sign of any tensions. Deaths and Funerals 11-Year-Old Girl Has Baby i?) Chicago Sun-Times C H I C A G O -- Chicago Lying-in Hospital has confirmed that an 11-year-old girl gave birth to a daughter there last weekend. The baby weighed 4 pounds, 12 ounces, according to a hospital spokesman, and was born Saturday. "Both are fine and in fact left the hospital today," the spokesman said yesterday. "They're both healthy." The spokesman declined to provide any further information about the mother, the birth or the intended custody of the baby. The Trustee invites offers on the following properties: Brownsville, Texas Route 2 Operating - 100 Beds Harlingen, Texas 4301 South F Street Operating - 106 Beds McAllen, Texas 810 Houston Avenue Non-operating - 106 Beds A public hearing will be held on the 23rd day of August, 1971, in the Federal Building, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States District Court for the Western District of Oklahoma before the Honorable Luther Bohanon at the hour of 10:00 a.m. pursuant to an order of that court of hearing on an application to sell these properties. The Trustee will receive bids at said hearing individually and collectively if the aggregate total of such new bids is at least $1,650,000. The properties heretofore described will be sold at the time of said hearing, unless a higher and better bid is received at the hearing, and if the Court so orders. TERMS OF THE SALE: Each bidder shall be required to deposit with James R. Tolbert, III, Trustee, concurrently with his i bid in open court, a certified cashier's check payable to the Trustee in the sum of not less than 10% of the t o t a l bid amount. Said funds are to be credited to the purchaser if he is the successful bidder; and if not, the deposit will be returned instanter to the -bidder at the conclusion of the sale. In the event a bid is accepted by the court, the earnest money will be retained by the Trustee for the Debtor companies in the event the successful bidder is unable to complete the sale. For further information send your request on your letterhead to: Four Seasons Nursing Centers of America, Inc. James R. Tolbert III, Trustee Att: Mr. Don A. Karchmer 50 Northwest 44th Street Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 7311 8 Telephone: 405/528-7231 Pedro Garxa Jr. The Rosary will be recited for Pedro Garza Jr., 23, of 4202 Timon Blvd., at 8 p.m. today in the Angelus Funeral Home chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 3:30 p.m. tomorrow in St. Joseph's Catholic Church with burial in Rose Hill Memorial Park. Garza died yesterday morning. He was a lifelong resident of Corpus Christi. Ramon G. Reyes The Rosary will be recited for Ramon G. Reyes, 56, of 2829 Niagara, at 8 p.m. today in Angelus Funeral Home chapel. Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow in Holy Family Catholic Church with buri'al in Rose Hill Memorial Park. Reyes died Monday. A native of Brownsville, he had lived in Nueces County for the past 24 years. Mrs. Blasa Lopez KINGSVILLE - Funeral Mass was to Be celebrated for Mrs. Blasa Lopez, 67, at 4:30 p.m. today in San Martin Catholic Cfturch. Burial was to be in Santa Gertrudis Cemetery under the direction of Ramirez Funeral Home of Kii}gs- ville. · Mrs. Lopez died at 7:50 p.m. Monday in a local hosoital. A native of Mexi'co, she had lived here since 1906. Pasquale Sanfilippo SANTA ROSA - The Rosary for Pasquale Sanfilippo, 88.-will be recited at 7:30 p.m. today in the Cox Funeral Home chapel in La Feria. .Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10 a.m. tomorrow in St. Mary's Catholic Church in Santa Rosa, with burial in Combes Cemetery. Sanfilippo died at 1:30 a.m. yesterday in a. Harlingen hospital after a lone; illness. He was a native of Italy, and came to th's country in 1907. He was a retired farmer. Among survivors are two sons, Jakie and Joe Sanfilippo, and a daughter, Mrs. Vida Thebeau, all of Corpus Christi. Leandro Paredes Sr. REFUGIO -- Funeral Mass for Leandro Paredes Sr., 81, was to be celebrated at 5 p.m. today in St. James Catholic Church. Burial was to be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery under the direction of Zarsky Funeral Home. Paredes died at about noon Monday in a local hospital after a long illness. He was a lifelong resident of Refugio and was employed by Heard Heard, Inc. of Refugio. Among survivors are two daughters, Christin Paredes and Mrs. Virginia Vela, both of Corpus Christi. Lucas Floret ALICE -- Requiem Mass for Lucas Flores, 62, was to be celebrated at 4 p.m. today in St. Joseph Catholic Church in Alice. Burial was to be in Roselawn Memorial Park under the direction of Walker- Mora Funeral Home. Flores died at 5:30 p.m. Monday in a San Diego nursing home after a short illness. He had lived in Alice since 1938, coming here from Mississippi. He was employed by the B. E. Boyd Co. of Kingsville. Before that, he had worked for Brown Root Co. in Alice for 25 years. Among survivors is a brother, Donazio Flores of Robstown. Kenneth Glover Kenneth Glover, 9-year old son of Mr. and Mrs. James R. Glover, of 4009 Robin Hood, died at 9:45 p.m. yesterday in a local hospital after a long illness. He was a native and lifelong resident of Corpus Christi and was a member of the Weber Road Baptist Church. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Clifford Jackson Funeral Home. In addition to his parents, he is survived by two brothers, James and Michael Glover; four sisters, Debra, Pamela, Brenda and Patricia Glover, and his maternal grandparents, Mr. and Mrs. D. McGlothlin, all of Corpus Christi. Guadalupe Q. Garcia KINGSVILLE -- Guadalupe Quintanilla Garcia, 64, died at 2:.15 a.m. today at his residence of an apparent heart attack. : He was a native and lifelong resident of Kingsville. He was the owner and operator of a Kingsville service station and was a veteran of World War II. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Ramirez Funeral Home of Kingsville. GOP Knew of Nixon Plan MOSCOW tfV -- Senate Minority Leader Hugh Scott said today that President Nixon told a meeting of Republican congressional leaders on Aug. 5 that a bold economic initiative was in the offing, but that some elements of the President's program came as a surprise to him. The Pennsylvania Republican said he; Sen. Robert P. Griffin of Michigan, the GOP whip, and House Minority Leader Gerald R. Ford of Michigan attended the White House meeting and urged Nix- .on to "do something important and immediate to bolster the economy." "The 'President agreed," Scott said, "but he didn't go into details on what he would do." Scott declined to.say what parts of the Nixon plan differed from the recommendations of fhe congressional leaders, nor would he say what they recommended. But he .endorsed Nixon's entire program as the kind of. medicine needed to spur the economy and protect the' dollar against international spedila- tion. Scott and his wife arrived from Leningrad on an unofficial visit. He said he would leave Sunday for Yalta and visit Bucharest and Sofia be- fore attending the annual meeting of the Interparlia- mentary Union in Paris Sept. 2. .^ '. Report Due on East Pakistan MANILA Iff) --The Press Foundation of Asia -- PFA -charged today that the East Pakistan press has been decimated and that newspaper offices have been burned and shelled, employes slain and more than 70 journalists arrested, interrogated or forced to leave the country. The information will be presented as an official report when more than 100 Asian journalists and news executives meet in Bali, Indonesia Monday for a three-day annual assembly in the PFA. Actress Ailing DUBLIN, Ireland (ff) -Dame Sybil Thorndike has suffered a heart attack but is recovering in a hospital, doctors reported today. The actress is 88. Two More Say Lt. Medina Was Not Seen at My Lai By KATHRYN JOHNSON FT. McPHERSON, Ga.. UP) -Two more members of Charlie Company testified today at the trial of Capt. Ernest L. Medina about the shooting of My Lai villagers by American troops, but neither said he saw Medina at the scene. Dennis Martin Running, of Raymond, Calif., and Thomas L. Moss, of Spartaiurg, S.C., both members of the 2nd Platoon, testified how their outfit moved through My Lai where they saw men, women and children shot. Both said tlrey never saw Medina at-any time during the sweep through the village. They testified they received a cease-fire order while they were in a nearby village, where they were searching for weapons. Moss, 24, and a former rifleman, corroborated testimony of previous witnesses. He said Medina told them at a briefing the night before the March 16, 1968, mission, that women and children would be gone to market that day. "Capt. Medina said this would be a good chance for us to get even with the VC for the men we had lost," he said. U n d e r cross-examination, defense attorney F. Lee Bailey asked Miss if his platoon leader, Lt. Stephen Brooks, was "upset" because Medina had ordered a cease-fire. At this point, assistant Army prosecutor, C a p t . Franklin Wurtzel, objected, calling such testimony "hearsay." "You observed that the lieutenant was upset?" Bailey asked. The prosecution again objected and Col. Kenneth Howard, the military judge agreed it was hearsay. Bunning and Moss were the 10th and llth prosecution witnesses. Sears BACK-TO-SCHOOL SHOPPING leopard Street Only

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