Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois on January 11, 1971 · Page 7
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Alton Evening Telegraph from Alton, Illinois · Page 7

Alton, Illinois
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Monday, January 11, 1971
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Ail on Evening Telegraph Monday, January 11, 1971 A-t Muscovites ignore Jewish issue MOSCOW (AP) — Soviet Jews are following the sharp exchanges between Moscow and Washington with keen interest, but the general public in Moscow remains passively unconcerned. The automobiles of three American correspondents and two diplomats have been vandalized in retaliation for Jewish demonstrations and attacks on Soviet establishments in the United Slates. But all indications are that the vandals were hired and their targets selected in advance. There have been no anti- American mobs on the. rampage but most Americans seem ;> bit tense as a result of the newspaper attacks and the anti-American vandalism. To keep up with the anti-Soviet campaign by American Jews, Soviet Jews maintain contact with foreigners and listen to short-wave broadcasts from abroad. Life for most other Muscovites goes on as usual, totally cut off from foreigners and generally insensitive to the freezes and thaws in U.S.- Soviet relations. This unconcern was demonstrated Sunday night when the back and side windows of Newsweek correspondent Jay Axelbank's car were smashed on Gorky street, one of The last laugh „ . . •Meadlo t A dromedary gazes out — apparent- two - legged animals on the other side ly in slack - jawed amazement — Sun- of the bars at New York's Central Park day as he looks at all those peculiar Zoo. (AP Wirephoto) eg. uimnoned to testify y Lai murder case */ FT. BENNING, Ga. (AP) — An ex-GT who demanded and got immunity-tor-) estimony was summoned today as a lead-off witness in the resumption of Lt. William Galley's My Lai murder trial. But Paul Meadlo's lawyer said Meadlo might still refuse to testify. Using a law fresh on the statute books, an assistant attorney general issued , a grant of general immunity to Meadlo, who risked arrest earlier by refusing to testify. The immunity was granted during a 24-day recess. The 27-year-old Galley—who spent part of his leave interviewing prospective witnesses —is accused of the slaying of 102 Vietnamese civilians. The six officers trying the case, were not locked up over the holidays but were barred ' from reading or hearing news accounts about My Lai. In other Army legal action arising from My Lai, the trial of Sgt. Charles Hutto on charges of assault with intent to murder resumes today at Ft. McPherson, and the last of a series of closed hearings on whether Capt. Ernest Medina should be court-' martialed was completed there Sunday. The government was ex, pected to produce two witnesses it couldn't find during the prosecution phase of Galley's trial. Col. Reid W. Kennedy, the military judge, told the prosecution it could interrupt the defense presentation if the witnesses were in court Monday. Fifty-six witnesses had testified before the Dec. 17 recess, 21 for the defense. The missing men were not '' identified but were believed to be Ronald Grzesik of Holyoke, Mass., and Marry Stanley of Gulfport, Miss. Both men were able to speak some Vietnamese and acted as interpreters. They were in Galley's platoon the day his company swept through My . Lai. As late as Sunday night Meadlo's lawyer—John A. Kesler of Terre Haute, Ind.— was undecided about whether he would permit his client to testify. "We haven't absolutely made up our minds, t but in all likelihood he will eventually testify," Kesler said. The immunity was granted under the Organized Grime Control Act of 1970 which went into effect last Dec. 15. "It is a warped and perverted use of the act," Kesler said. He said the general immunity provision was never intended to be used in a case of this kind. The immunity, he said, was read to Meadlo in Kesler's Terre Haute office last week by William Sloth, the United States attorney at Macon, Ga. "They told him to his face that if he did not testify they would prosecute him," Kesler said. Meadlo, who now works as a machine operator in a Terre Haute plastics factory, _ said on network television a year ago that he stood at Galley's side and at Galley's order sprayed bullets into a group of squatting Vietnamese men, women and children. Home of .... Flavor-Plus Foods SEE HOW YOU SAVE! TOP QUALITY, TOO! CHECK OUR WEDNESDAY AD! FOR LABOR! Custom Drapes Made to your exact measurements. PAY ONLY FOR MATERIALS USED See our wide, wonderful selection of fine • decorator fabrics.. . from 2.0 Use Your Master Charge at — IliRSCH & CO. 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EMERGENCY LIGHT "Tour Frien'd/y^ssociafion" First Federal SAVINGS AM) LOAN ASSOCIATION or I;AST ALTON Jon \VI:ST M \i\ vr. II DI HAI t.Y ( II \l< 1 I ILLINOIS HID — I With a new account of $250.00 or addition of $250.00 or more to your present account. One per account. SAVK BY THE IOTK — EARN FROM THE 1ST Why thousands of Americans will spend $6,700 for a Mercedes-Benz thatfc three feet shorter than American luxury cars. At Mercedes-Benz, we define luxury a bit differently than most automobile makers. To our way of thinking, size for the sake of size is not luxury. It is waste. If adding an inch to a Mercedes-Benz won't contribute to some function, Mercedes-Benz engineers won't add it. Eric Dahlquist, in a retent issue of Motor Trend, commented on the size of the American luxury car. "Stunned by such mass, the passenger enters to find that size does not equate with room..." The Mercedes-Benz 250 Sedan is three feet shorter than the shortest of the domestic luxury sedans. Yet it is a. curious fact that the 250 concedes almost nothing inside. "Though not a particularly big car, the accommodation is well-planned and quite roomy enough for consideration by the chauffeur-driven executive." —Motor The engineer is king A Mercedes-Benz is as different from a domestic luxury car as automobiles, each with four wheels and an engine in front, can be. Mercedes-Benz is one of the few automobile makers left in the world where the engineer is still king. Design decisions are made by an engineer, not a styling whiz or a marketing wizard. At Mercedes-Benz, the engineering department st ill tells the sales department when a new model is ready. The result is an automobile that has been built to an engineering ideal. And an automobile that is fundamentally different than any built in the States. From oddity to necessity To the uninitiated, this approach may appear to have disadvantages. Your first time behind the wheel of a Mercedes-Benz is likely to produce a vague sense ol disorientation. Mercedes-Benz engineers believe both hands belong on the wheel. So they built four critical controls into a single stalk and positioned it a finger's length away. In its recommended position, the seat seems too far from the wheel. And it's too unyielding to be called "luxurious." But that strange seat position lets you drive with the wheel at arm's length and your back firmly against the seat's. And that gives you better control. The "unyielding" seat, it turns out, was designed by orthopedic surgeons to give firm support. You'll appreciate it more after seven hundred miles than you do after seven. If you press the floor switch to gat your high beams, you'll get a squirt in the windshield instead. That's because a curious-looking stalk, positioned precisely a finger's length from the wheel, embodies lour different controls. • High and low beams, turn signals, windshield wipers, and their two-speed control all can be operated without taking your hands from the wheel. Or your eyes from the road. Such oddities, admittedly, take some getting used to. But there's a reason for every one. And, before you know it, the oddities have become necessities. No domestic sedan... It is at the wheel a man discovers the performance characteristics that make Our 250 Sedan. The. editors of Motor Trend magazine called it "...the most controllable high-speed sedan we've tested." Mercedes-Benz unique among the world's motor cars. Mercedcs- • Benz engineers believe that a car's abilities should be limited only by road and conditions—not by its own design. Every Mercedes-Benz has fully independent suspension front and rear. A design concept used, without exception, on 200-mph grand prix cars. It provides the maximum possible cornering power over a variety of road surfaces. No domestic sedan has it. Every Mercedes-Benz is equipped with jour massive disc brakes. Standard, not optional. Because, to our way of thinking, it's unthinkable to relegate the best brakes you can build to the option list. No domestic sedan has them on all four wheels. And every Mercedes-Benz has a steering system so precisely balanced that the car seeks a straight path on its own. No domestic sedan can match it. Even the Grand Mercedes 600, a three-ton limousine, notes Motor Trend, ".. .will outrun and outmaneuver many sports cars." Join the club But the final word on the distinction between Mercedes-Benz and domestic luxury cars belongs to a group of Mercedes-Benz owners. Owners so enthusiastic that they've formed thirty-two chapters of the Mercedes-Benz Club of America. Each year they hold more than 60 local competitions and 3 national rallies. It's theiroppoi tunity, in performance events, to extend their cars to the limits of which a Mercedes-Benz is capable. Not everyone joins the club. Mercedes-Benz owners who rally their cars arc a relatively small share of our owners. But, then, no domestic luxury car even has a club. $6,700? Our pursuit of engineering ideals has placed Mercedes-Benz automobiles among the world's most costly. The suggested retail price of the Mercedes-Benz 250 Sedan, with automatic transmission, is $6,208*. With such popular options as power steering, white sidewall tires, and AM/ FM radio with rear-seat speaker, you can spend nearly $6,700. And thirteen of our models cost more, including the 300SEL 6.3-dubbed by Road & Track "merely the world's greatest sedan..."-at $15,878*. But if your tastes do not run to the conventional luxury car, we think you'll Any luxury carcitn took nood in tin.' country club driveway. Mercedes-Dem looks good in places like Lime Rock, Road America and 'Laguna Seca. find Mercedes-Benz automobiles well worth the price you pay. And if you'll fill out the coupon below, we'll send you our least expensive production. A full-color Mercedes-Benz brochure, absolutely free. i uiul (iiill Cu.iht ports nt cutty, rxdunlve of transport** llull, opllurii, htate uiul local taxes, jl liny. Cupyilghl WO, Mcrci:ili!> Urn/ ol Norlli Ajiiorka, Inc. ® ( OKDIJS MOTOR CO. 2H50 Htato Street Alton, Illinois (i£002 Please send me your full-color brochure of the Mm cede vBen/, motor curs. 11 riciisc include Uio Mercedes-Benz Guide to European Delivery. Name. Address. City .Slate. .Telephone. 2350 State Street, Alton, Illinois 62003 Phone:618-466-6651 IZIP NO.I "• •* !• m m *» M 4

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