The Press Democrat from Santa Rosa, California on November 22, 1970 · 1
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Press democrat California 22, Stanford 14 Ohio State 20 Michigan 9 UCLA 45, ISC 20 Notre Dame 3, LSU 0 Nebraska 28, Oklahoma 21 Arkansas 24, Texas Tech 10 Colorado 49, Air Force 19 Tennessee to, Kentucky 0 Dartmouth 28, Penn 0 Missouri 28, Kansas 7 Purdue 40, Indiana 0 Wisconsin 39, Minnesota 14 The Redwood Empire's Leading Newspaper jj SANTA ROSA, CALIFORNIA ' The City Designed for Living. -SUNDAY MORNING, NOVEMBER 22, 1970 cent u. Retaliates, N. Vietnam So .Bombs .' .. "..i ... " I ?' : ,&AlA(l':.AW & t A , f i Ti ' ' j - "l ill & V';; Massive Attacks Continue 28 Hours SAIGON (UPD-Waves of; Coupled with the biggest U.S. warplanes flew a 28 1-2-j American offensive in Indochi-hour bombing blitz over North: na since the .thrust into Vietnam Saturday and Sunday' Cambodia six months ago was the first massive retaliation in' an announcement by U.S. more, than 'six months forj military spokesmen that Ameri-, Communist antiaircraft attackscan warships sank a Commu-on American reconnaissance! nist ship Saturday night in a planes. ' I battle in the South China sea . Military sources said the' off the coast of South Vietnam, raids ended Sunday morning at; North Vietnam said six the time announced earlier in' American aircraft, five planes Washington by the Pentagon, 7 j and a helicopter, were shot a.m. (6 p.m. EST Saturday). (down in the bombing raids. The raids began at 2:30 a.m.; Hanoi said the blitz hit Saturday (1:30 p.m. ESTlpopulated areas as far north as Friday). I Haiphong and caused casualties PARIS (L'PI) - A North Vietnamese spokesman said today the United States lost six aircraft and attacked a camp of American war prisoners during raids on North Vietnam during the night. The North Vietnamese delegation to the Paris talks at a hastily convened news conference condemned the resumed U.S. air attacks as "an extremely serious act of war." But Hanoi diplomats declined to say whether the Communists would attend or boycott next Wednesday's scheduled peace talks session in Paris. "Wait and see," said the Hanoi delegation spokesman, Nguyen Than Le. He said only that the raids "gravely affect the Paris conference on Vietnam." "A camp of captured American pilots was also hit and a number of the captured American pilots were wounded," he said. Le pointed on a wall map to areas hit by the bombing raids but he declined to pinpoint the location of the allegedly bombed prisoner camp. Mitchell Acquitted On My Lai FT. HOOD, Tex. Sgt. Dagid Mitchell, hand smoothing the rows of Army medals clipped to his green wool Army tunic, said Saturday he wants to be a soldier for life . "I love this uniform," said the man acquitted the day before of assault with intent to murder charges at the nation's first My Lai massacre trial.-." wouldn't do anything to discre dit it." A panel of seven Army officers, six of . them Vietnam veterans, deliberated six hours and 50 minutes Friday night, then declared Mitchell not guilty in ' connection with, the sweep by U. S. combat troops through the South Vietnamese hamlet of My Lai March 16, 1968. When the verdict was read, Mitchell, 30, of St. Francisville, La., snapped to attention and faced the two colonels, three captains and two lieutenants who decided his fate. He then saluted crisply. "I volunteered for the Army because I wanted to be a soldier," said Mitchell, his hair neatly trimmed and wearing a wisp of a mustache. "That's the life I chose for myself. I thought it was a great organization then, and since I've been acquitted I think it's an even greater organization. I'm going to stay and make the Army my career.' Mitchell, married and the father of- an 11-month-old daughter, enlisted 10 years ago land re-enlisted in 1968 in Vietnam.' His present enlist-taet -expires in 1974. ' "I thank everyone who prayed for me," he said, smiling, when hewas declared not guilty of slaughtering 30 Vietnamese civilians. "And that was the whole nation. Now I know it's a great Army." ! Mitchell, the son of a Baptist preacher, said he planned to (UPI) S. I with his family after the past, his right ii months of strain since he' two neatjfirst was charged by the Army.; Ossie Brown, a civilian lawyer from Baton Rouge, La., and Mitchell's attorney, said the sergeant does not plan to testify at any other My Lai court-martials, including the Ft. Benning, Ga., trial of his Vietnam commander, Lt. William L. Calley Jr. Seventeen men, ranging from general to buck private, face massacre charges. - "I feel I got a fair trial by the military judge and the court . panel," Brown said. "They extended every courtesy. But I still say there are certain j changes that need to be madej in the Uniform Code of Military Justice. They've got to make it the same as civilian courts.' Brown said in his final arguments at Mitchell's court-martial that the My Lai massacre was fabricated by persons who want to ruin the military. "I contend this is an attempt by some segments or our country to gut the military and when you gut the military you gut this country," Brown said. The government attempted to prove that Mitchell, acting with Calley, herded 30 Vietnamese men, women and children together, pushed them into a drainage ditch then shot them with bursts of rifle fire. Only three of 21 witnesses at the court-martial said they saw Mitchell point his rifle toward the ditch. Two former soldiers said they saw Mitchell fire into the ditch. If Mitchell had been convicted, he could have been sentenced to 20 years at hard labor. Brown said before the verdict he would appeal all the way to the U. S. Supreme Court if Mitchell was found guilty. ' "But that's it," the attorney said Saturday. lhe govern ment has no appeal. Thdre's among the civilian population' Denouncing the raids as "an as well as among Americans! extremely serious act of war," held in prisoner of war camps, j (Continued on Page 6A, Col. 7) .VAAVWVWAVVVVVWWVVVVVAAVWWVVAAWV Take Your Choiee: -An Itch in Time "The Scratch Pad -Nudes Take a Powder -The Scratching Halt -No Nudes is Good Nudes LONDON (UPI) A nude ballet performance by the Nederlands Dans Theater troupe ended in an uproar Friday when somebody threw a handful of itching powder on the stage. Dancer Nils Christe and his partner Rita Bolvoorde had just begun their final pas de deux, danced in the nude, when the itch, struck. "We were in absolute agony," he said later. "At one point we were supposed to lie on the floor and keep still for five minutes. But we" could only last four seconds. ... v "Rita was so bad she was crying in the shower trying to rub the stuff off," Christe said. Another 12 supporting dancers clad only in body stockings had the scratches as well, and fled the stage of the Sadler's Wels Theaiter as manager Gail Law offered an explanation to the audience. ; - The ballet, Glen Tetley's "Mutations," continued after Which the stage was swept clean. A. theater spokesman said he (believed the powder was t h r o w n in protest against nudity on stage. Staff Photos bv Jeff Lt INDIAN LEADERS RICHARD OAKES, LEFT, AND SON ROCKY, WITH GUN Thorn Marrufo and Jon Marrufo Also Manned Barricade Armed Indians Charge Toll On County Road By Staff Correspondent ber of the group fired the rifle STEWARTS POINT - Mili-in the air three time earlier in 4.1 tant Indian leader R i c h a r d me evening. go home to Louisiana to rest nothing they can do to us now." Complete My Lai Review For Lt. Calley Trwl FT. BENNING, Ga. (UPI)-The way is open for the small courtroom of this center of infantry training to furnish a complete review of what happened in the Vietnamese .hamlet of My Lai on March 16, 1968. "The entire transaction at My Lai has got to be disclosed in these proceedings," ruled a military judge, Col. Reid W. Kennedy, who is presiding at , the court-martial of Lt. William L. Calley. He ruled that both prosecu tion and defense could query being tried before a court of six officers. Under the rule it is quite possible there will be more testimony about the actions of S. Sgt. David Mitchell that day than was presented at his own trial, which ended Friday night with his acquittal of charges of assault with intent to murder 30 civilians. Calley is accused of murdering 102 civilians, and the prosecution has said it will call 67 witnesses to show either he or his platoon members at his order committed the "execu- Montana Link To Zodiac Killer? ttitnpssps" on cross-examination itions" by rifle fire. The about all events within the ' prosecution in the Mitchell case ; hamlet of My Lai on the day called only three witnesses. LIVINGSTON, Mont. (UPI)- An attempt was made here Friday to link Montana's cannibal killer to the San Francisco Bay Area's mass murderer who calls himself Zodiac. Stanley D. Baker, 22, Sheri dan, Wyo., who has confessed to slaying a welfare worker and eating his heart, Friday refused to testify on Fifth Amendment grounds concerning the April, 1970, slaying of Bobby Salem in San Francisco. He was asked if he had cut off Salem's ear, eaten it, and written the word "Zodiac" in Salem's blood. He refused to answer. But Salem is not one of the five victims San Francisco police say was killed by the killer who calls himself Zodiac. What's more, Baker has been held by Montana authorities since August while Zodiac has written several taunting letters to authorities postmarked in the Bay Area within the past six weeks. Rain Likely Today, Tonight Occasional rain today and tonight followed by clearing skies tomorrow, says the- weatherman. The U.S. Weather Bureau's extended forecast was for mostly fair weather in northern Cali-j fornia through Wednesday. Expected highs and lows: ' Santa Rosa, 60 and 45; Ukiah, Baker testified for, the defense in the trial of Harry A. Stroup, 20, also of Sheridan, who was a hitchhiking compa nion of Baker. Baker insists he alone killed James Schlosser, Great Falls, Mont., whose torso was found July 11 in the Yellowstone River near Yellowstone National Park. Baker says that he separated from Stroup several hours before Schlosser died. Schlosser's head, arms and legs were cut off and his torso dumped into the river. Baker and Stroup were arrested by the California Highway Patrol south of Big Sur. At the time, Baker was in possesstion of s e v e r a I finger-bones, later identified as Schlosser's. Dist. Judge Jack Shanstrom said he believed Stroup's case would go to the jury next Tuesday. Zodiac, sought for slayings in 1968 and 1969 in San Francisco, Vallejo and Lake Berryessa, has written notes to local newspapers claiming up to 14 killings in recent years. Police have only implicated him in five although detectives said early this week that there is "a very good possibility" he also killed a Southern California coed in Riverside four years ago. In his latest message, Zodiac late last month threatened the life of San Francisco Chronicle reporter Paul Avery, who has (Oakes was arrested here early I yesterday after he and group of ; Porno Indians allegedly extract-led $1 tolls from motorists driv- ing4hrough the Kashia Reserva tion in northwestern Sonoma County. The 28-year-old leader of the Indian Occupation of Alcatraz was accused of armed robbery "The shoe's on the other foot." Mr. Oakes said after being released from county jail on his own recognizance. "They took our land up there at Stewart's Point." He offered no resistance when California Highway Patrol Lt. William Mulhare and Sgt. Harry C. Humes arrested him at 1:40 a.m. ' "What took you so long," he asked calmly. Officers said Mr. Oakes was along 18 to 25 Indians who barri caded Stewarts Point-Skaggs Springs rd. and Tin Barn rd. Both roads are lightly traveled in what is one of the most re mote areas of the county. Patrolmen said Mr. Oakes had a loaded 300 Savage rifle in this possession. Mr. Oakes said he didn't have the rifle. He also said it wasn't loaded. A witness said another mem- LavaFlows At Volcano In Hawaii Only Mr. Oakes was arrested. 4 After he was booked at county jail, Superior Court Judge Jo-, seph P. Murphy Jr. set bail at $6,125. Later Released The judge later ordered the Indian leader released on his own recognizance after being contacted by San Francisco at torney Aubrey Grossman. ' He is to appear before Munici pal Court Judge James E. Jones Jr. at 9:15 a.m. Wednesday. Mr, Oakes told The Press Democrat he agreed to a "moratorium" on political action in order to be released. In an interview, he said the "toll booth" was a "spur of the moment" act. However, . Lt. Mulhare said law enforcement agencies had received information Friday that Indians planned to block county roads leading through the Reservation. At 10:20 p.m., a man identifying himself as a United Press International representative phoned the Santa Rosa district CHP office to report the block ade had started. Lt, Mulhare, who was still puzzled yesterday about why the Indians blocked the seldom (Continued on Page 2A, Col. 1) a ft 1 f ' 4? m . J ' u- ,3t.,,. INDIANS NETTED $8 BEFORE OAKES' ARREST Thorn Marrufo and Rifle Collect 'Toll' Pakistan Toll Now 153,340 HILO, Hawaii (UPI)-Volca- no watchers today could walk to within a few feet of streams of fiery lava inching down the slopes of Mount Kilauea. "It's quite a show, especially after dark," said ranger Arthur Hewitt, of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. "Very, very spectacular. The lava is flowing over cliffs and forming ponds below them." The glowing lava is visible at night from 20 miles away. Hundreds of local residents and tourists have flocked to Kilauea to take advantage of the rare opportunity for a close-up view; of creeping rivers of hot lava. ..Hewitt said several fingers of lava were visible over a mile-and-a-half front, some of them near the chain of craters road! which winds through the park. The molten rock and cinders continued to flow over what used in question. The questions could be irrelevant to the four counts -of premeditated murder on which the 27-year-old Calley is 62 and 45: Fort Bragg, 58 and covered his story 48. San Francisco police said; to be a parking area near a Two of the 14 witnesses heard j Chance of rain: 60 per cent in four days of prosecution today; 50 per cent tonight, testimony here ending Friday! Weather statistics are on page (Continued on Page (A, Col. 3) 6A. they were investigating any ( possible connection between -t Baker and Zodiac, but declined j further comment. j picnic ground and backed up! against a dike built by parkj employes to keep the lava flowi from destroying the road. DACCA, East Pakistan (UPI) The East Pakistan relief commissioner said Saturday the provisional death toll from the cyclone and tidal waves that battered coastal areas eight days ago had been revised upward to 153,3400 and could grow to "several hundred thousands." Many of the islands in the Bay of Bengal devastated by nature's one-two punch Nov. 12 still had not been reached or heard from. On others, although contact had been and some disaster centers established, little in the way of food and relief supplies had found its way from central distribution points into the hands of survivors. "Transportation has been the sole major bottleneck" in the bogged-down relief effort, said U.S. Ambassador to Pakistan Joseph S. Farland after a helicopter tour of some of the disaster areas. Farland toured hard hit Bhola Island Friday aboard the first American relief helicopter to reach disaster areas and reported hungry survivors surged around the aircraft and struggled among themselves for blankets dropped to them. , "It is a very, very serious tragedy: The devastation is extensive," Farland said.. "It is a gruesome sight, believe me." The ambassador said he saw hundreds of dead people . and cattle . littering the ground "even at this late date." . On the island of Hatiya alone, more than 200 persons who survived the cyclone have died of' cholera, smallpox and typhoid which set in after the storm and now have reached epidemic proportions. The British High Commission announced four Royal Navy ships were en route to ' the afflicted areas with 650 soldiers to help bury the dead and join relief work- The British Air Force said three Hercules helicopters left Singapore for the East Pakistani capital of Dacca Saturday with food and transport equipment. Three U.S. C14 helicopters already have arrived in Dacca to help and three of the larger Huey helicopters were en route. Ambassador Farland said he had asked Washington to dispatch 50 outboard motor-boats in addition to the aircraft. Relief operation officials in Dacca cautioned newsmen from entering the ; worst hit - Bhola areas for fear they would be mobbed by hungry and naked survivors. When asked when food, clothing and temporary, shelters would reach survivors in remote regions, one official replied, "We just don't know." Sunday Index SECTION A -MAIN BRIDGE .. CARMICHAEL ; t.. .... CHESS . 8 . 8 : 9 GRAFFITI 9 VITALS 6 SECTION I - WOMEN ADAMS PATTERN ANN LANDERS APPLE BLOSSOMS-..... BIB 'N' TUCKER . '.. :..... CALENDAR I. GARRY CLEVELAND MYERS .. HOLLYWOOD BEAUTY . PARTIES AND PEOPLE : PETALUMA PATTER PTA ACTIVITIES SHERI GRAVES SONOMA SMART SET .. 2 .... 8 .... 3 - 2 . 9 3 7 8 .. 2 .... 3 .... 1 5, 7 SECTION C EMPIRE LIVING, CLASSIFIED ASTROGUIDE 8 AVIATION 8 BEFORE YOU BUY .. T 1 114th Year BETTER HALF 1 CROSSWORD 1 CULTURE . 6 EMWRE 7 HOME FRONT . 9 HOWDY - 4-5 RETIREMENT 1 TIDES - . 1 SECTION S SPORTS, BUILDING BUILDING 8 BUSINESS 7 SPORTS 1-5 STOCKS 6 FAMILY WEEKLY ASK THEM YOURSELF 2 COOKBOOK ....26 HUGH O'BRIAN .. 35 JR. TREASURE CHEST 32 LIVE OFF THE LAND 9 PILGRIMS A SKIING 12 QUIPS AND QUOTES ...28 QUIZ ...27 WEEKEND SHOPPER ....33 WHAT IN THE WORLD . 3J No. 25

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