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Florence, South Carolina
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Thursday, May 20, 1971
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2-A --THURSDAY, MAY 20,1971 FLORENCE MORNING NEWS .. .Prison (Continued from Page 1A) is the daughter of Dr. Frank B. Davis, head of the speech department at Auburn, and Dr. Elizabeth Davis, director of research in Auburn's school of home economics. Miss Randolph, a resident of Orlando, Fla., also is a sophomore. The girls said they were making a tour of Draper along with others in a sociology class and were in the prison dining hall when the convicts grabbed them. Both girls said the prisoners held knives to their throats. Miss Davis displayed red marks which she said were caused by the convict drawing the knife tighter, across her throat. She said.she cut her hand on the knife and wiped her blood on the convict's hand. Miss Davis said other inmates tried to talk the two prisoners into releasing the girls. The girls said they were released after the convict holding Miss Randolph handed her the knife and she dropped it. Miss Davis said the prisoners and guards rushed the two men then and overpowered them. The coeds said the convicts who grabbed them told of being in Vietnam and getting "messed up" after they returned home. Miss Davis said she regarded them as victims of injustice and observed, "American justice is my enemy because it's not justice." Miss Raldolph said she disagreed, but said she feels ·"changes are definitely needed in the structure. Everybody knows it's messed up." Miss Davis said she works part time in the composing room of the Opelika-Auburn Daily News. Miss Randolph said, _"I'll probably get scared tonight. But I wasn't scared at the time. 1 really didn't have time to get scared," School Officials Unhappy With Outcome of Election Florence School District No. nixes," and Ihe school district 1 officials W e d n e s d a y ex- m j||aisc is "Ihe^only lax we pressed disnp|wintiiu'nl lit |mvt n vuli'e in." voter rejection of a request by Lester snid he leels chllilren Ihe board of trustees for a 14 am | lojichers will '^'sulfur Ihe mill budget increase and said a most by II"' defeat." special meeting of Ihe board Tlu v hoard member said I lie will likely bo culled to work out changes in the p r o p o .s e d budget. The request for a millagi 1 increase, which would have given the dislrict an operatiiii; budget of 86 mills, w n s defeated in a district - wide election Tuesday 3,110 to 2,734 according to unofficial returns. MARION COX, FLORENCE PHARMACIST (SECOND FROM LEFT) EXAMINES RAT BEFORE DEMONSTRATION Looking on Are McAulay (left), Miss Eargle and Hughes, members of the Drug Abuse Team USC Program Shows Drug Effects By FRED MEADE Morning News Staff Writer "Amp" began reacting to the shot almost immediately. His hair bristled, and he' began sweating. Amp's eyes turned pink, and he became extremely restless. Finally he began chasing his tail around his g l a s s cage--backwards. Amp is a large white rat, nicknamed "Amp" because he has been given an intravenous injection of an "amphetamine" drug by Miss Paula Eargle, a senior in the University of South Carolina's School of Wreck Kills Darlington Man, Injures Grandson DARLINGTON -- A local man was killed and his small grandson was critical injured in a two - truck collision near here early Wednesday night, according to highway patrol and other official sources. \ Deputy Coroner Max Champion identified the victim as Tommy Godwin, 57, of 1514 Main St., Darlington, driver of one of two trucks involved. Godwin was k i l l e d , apparently i n s t a n t l y , investigating officers s a i d . Godwin's four - year - old grandson, Rodney D a r y 1 Godwin, also of Darlington, · sustained a broken neck and was hospitalized in McLeod Infirmary in Florence where his condition is t e r m e d "critical." Fowler Named Demos Chairman COLUMBIA (AP) -- Donald L. Fowler, twice executive director of the South Carolina Democratic Party, Wednesday was named its chairman. His selection had been expected since Harry M. Lightsey Jr., resigned recently. He also will continue as executive director. The 35-year-old Fowler, a political science professor, has been executive director at $18,000 a year since late last year. He previously held the paid post in 1969. He finds the party $75,000 in debt. Fowler has taught at Wofford College and the University of South Carolina. The highway palrol and coroner's deputy identified the driver of the second truck as Wade Wilkes Jr., Rt. 4, Bennettsville, who was unin-l jured in the colision. Officers said the two - truck collision occurred at the junction of U. S. Highway No. 52 and the Ebenezer Road, near Darlington. Based on investigating officers information, t h e collision occurred as- Wilkes apparently was entering Highway No. 52, from the Ebenezer Road, colliding with t h e Godwin truck. Deputy Coroner Champion said no charges have been filed, pending a completion of the investigation. Champion said, however, a formal inquest will be held, Troops (Continued from Page 1A) absence of any agreement, for a two-part cut in the U.S. force to 150,000 by the end of 1972. --73 to 24 against a bipartisan proposal urging U.S. talks on possible troop cuts, both with its European allies and the Communist bloc. Sponsored by Sen.s Charles McC. Mathias Jr., R- Md., Hubert II. Humphrey, D- Minn., Jacob K. Javits, R-N.Y., and Adlai E. Stevenson Hid ' 111., would have required the President to report back to Congress Sept. 15 and every six months thereafter. Opposing the Nelson amendment, Humphrey said it was really "The Mansfield amendment on the installment plan. Pharmacy, and a member of the school's "Drug Abuse Team." Miss Eargle, accompanied by Dan McAulay and John H u g h e s , a l l s e n i o r p h a r m a c e utical majors, demonstrated to members of the Pee Dee Pharmaceutical Association how they presented drug abuse programs, during an association meeting Tuesday. Team leader Hughes pointed out to the p r o f e s s i o n a l pharmacists that "pharmacists are experts on drugs and their effects, and this (teaching others about those effects) is the challenge that is presented to them." He said they had an "ethical and moral responsibility" to be familar with present trends in drugs, and he urged them to return to their texts books and familarize themselves with the contemporary drugs used by teenagers. Hughes said seniors in the School of Pharmacy had been conducting drug abuse talks for the past two and a half years. The rats, he said, are given intravenous injections o f , an amphetamine, barbiturate and the third is allowed to breathe simulated "glue" vapors. The i n j e c t i o n "accurately approaches the oral consumption of the drugs," he said. "The rats are the best way to show impressionable children how these drugs will affect them." "We point out," he said, "that drugs are not bad -- they save lives, but abuse of the drugs is a problem." He pointed out that the teams do not try to "scare" children, but make t h e m aware of the drugs they are taking and what the effects can be expected. When the team speaks to adult groups, he said, they try to emphasize that "children today are no longer slipping behind the barn to drink beer, but are experimenting with drugs." They also stress, he said, that parents should show tolerance and understanding when dealing with drug questions and problems. Heroin, the team explains to teenage groups, is cut every time it is handled by a dealer. Therefore, there'is no consistency in the percentage a person takes in each injection. "If a user has been taking 10 per cent injections, and then he takes a 60 per cent injection, it will kill him," Hughes said. Miss Eargle said m o r e barbiturates are used by ladies to help induce sleep than any other product. As she spoke "Barb," the rat injected with the barbiturate became listless, and finally totally limp." McAulay explained to the pharmacists, just as he would a group of students or a PTA group, that hallucinogenics, LSD, marijuana and glue, would cause "disorientation" and induced a false sense of reality. "Gluie", the rat who had been inhaling the simulated glue fumes, had b e c o m e "disoriented," and began walking around his glass cage yapping pointlessly. They also emphasize, Hughes 'said, what the side effects are, and what effects can be ex- Chesterfield Trial (Continued from Page 1A) The companion was identified as Charles Scales, 23, of Bennettsville, who was seriously wounded in a Shootout that ended the kidnapings. He died later in the state prison. Mrs. Chavis said that the two men drove them in a motor van belonging to the Chavis family, to the home of State Sen. John Lindsay of Marlboro County. She said the senator's wife and 6-year-old son were forced to join the captive Chavis family in the van. s A shoolout near the home of Rep. Edward B. Cottingham a short while later ended the .terror-filled night for those abducted. Bennett fled and Scales was wounded, and Mrs. Lindsay also was shot. Another Bennettsville youth, Donald Calhoun, 17, is charged as an accessory before the kid- napings. His case is to be called at a later term of court. Nuclear Power Plant To Be Dedicated Today HARTSVILLE, S.C. (AP) Carolina Power and Light Company was scheduled to dedicate here Thursday the first commercial-size nuclear power plant in the Southeast, its new 11. li. Robinson Nuclear Plant. A host of political and industrial leaders was to be on hand for the dedication, including Gov. John West, Sen. Strom Thurmond, Sen. John 0. Pastore, chairman of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy, and John Nassikas, chairman of the Federal Power Commission. Work began on the 700,000 kilowatt unit in 1967 and it was completed in March. Meanwhile, at CPI/s head-. quarters in Riileigli, N.C., I-Yes- ident Shearon Harris reported that the company is planning to spend $3.5 billion by 1980 for new facilities. Speaking at the annual meeting of shareholders, Harris said the company expects Us customers to double their demand for electric energy by 1977 and to almost triple it by 1980. A shareholder asked about the company's dividend policy in view of the fact t h a t earnings for the 12 months ended March .'11 were only $1.31, whereas the dividend rate was $1.46. Harris said neither management nor the directors are considering any reduction in the present dividend rale, and the company hoped that rate increases already granted to the company and pending rate cases would "return Ihe company's earnings In a level where the current paynji. will resume a normal relation:,.,ip." lie said Cl'L is not promoting the sale of electric service which would add a peak demand on the system. "We are only planning to meet the demands which we expect our customers will make upon us," lie said. Senate Committee Slates Hearing On Judgeships Morning News Washington Bureau WASHINGTON - T h e Senate Judiciary Committee Wednesday tentatively considered the nominations of Robert Chapman and Sol Blatl. Jr. to serve as district judges for South Carolina. A hearing by the committee will be held although there appeared to be no obstacle to an early confirmation. The hearing Ls expected to be held within the next 10 days. If there are no objections, Ihe nominations will be sent to Ihe Senate Floor and final approval should come by June 10. Americans, Chou Talk in Peking TOKYO ( A P ) -- Communist Chinese Premier Chou En-lai met Wednesday in Peking wilh two visiting American scientists, the New China News Agency said in a broadcast monitored here. The Americans are Dr. Arthur W. Galston. a plant physiologist from Yale University, and Dr. Elham R. Singer, a microbiologist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Also at the meeting was Kim Mo-jo, president of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and vice- chairman of the Standing Committee of Ihe National People's Congress, the agency said. The American scientists arrived in Peking last Thursday afler a visit to North Vietnam. Ban Ear Muffs Anthem Change AMEHSHAM, Hnglnml (AP) -- The five town gardeners sum no dice when issued ear muffs to protect their cars from loud mower motors. As 50-year- old Arnold Cherry put it; "We would look like clowns walkhw down (he road wilh those o n " BRASILIA ( A I ' ) - A Brazilian congressman wuiiui in change a phrase In lhe'natlon«l anthem that says the country is "resting eternally in Its splendid cradle." Ho snys It gives the Impression that Brazil will never got anywhere. peeled by the drug abuser. The teams are equipped with visual charts, examples of the most common types of pills a person might be offered, and they have a chemicaj, which when ignited, produces a smoke and aroma similar to burning marijuana. Hughes said the t e a m s wanted the students and adults to know the smell of marijuana and what the pills were that they were offered. "If there are people smoking marijuana, or taking pills, a person can say no, or leave the group. . . .At least they can make a choice," he said. A request for a 15 mill budget increase was defeated in an election two weeks ago. Several of the b o a r d members were unavailable for comment about the election, including Board Chairman 0. S. Aiken who has the authority to call the next meeting. Also unavailable were Matt Wallace, Calvin Yarborough and newly elected member D. P. (Tilly) Thompson. All board members contacted were unable to comment specifically on what changes the district will make. Generally, the b o . a r d members feel the defeat was attributed to a light turnout of voters. Approximately 7,000 of the district's 21,000 eligible electors cast votes in the election. Florence School District No. 1 superintendent Henry L. Sneed Jr. and Trustee D. L. Carter declined to comment on the rejection of the budget request. Sneed said he did noi have "any idea" about what changes will be made in the budget, and added change.? probably will come before ihe next regularly scheduled boaivi meeting because the disSrx-; "can't wait that long." Board M e m b e r Theodore Lester attributed the defeat to a "combination of things." He said there is a "feeling against sdio-il hoiiiil IMS considered iho budget "hard imd long" and pointed out Unit voters who are disappointed wilh Ihe budget should attend honrd meetings which lire open to Ihe public. ··We've invited people who i-nlH/.c Ihe budget to come. Any of these citizens who are iiuoivstcd can come lo the meetings." he said. Lessor termed the light voter tunwut "typical of Florence -the apathy of voters." Mrs. T. W. Graham agreed (has a iVittbaialion of factors eontrilvuStxi so Ihe defeat. She cised ii!5«i;offi with t h e unitary sohovi system, voting by b mm owners and know shf- f.iiiii ifoji ·'"· She Sf.i3 trie xi\:;;\ gave wwi'lf' *; ":ir portuniiy" '* ''' ·"· : ' 1 '' disapfoiM."'i:ni. Pomt.irif :uii -l"i District !w. 'i i;. 'Bi districi in '*!' .inn;.:allows vcitsvs in UK ,t she said, "It's my hailing tu; if Ihey (the voters) elect a group of people to supervise and set up a policy for their schools they should h a v e. enough faith in Ihose people lo accept their judgment." " Mrs. Graham s a i d Ihe district illustrated a feeling evident "over Ihe U n i t e Slates" that people feel they are not being told the truth by elected officials. "1 don't know what can be done," she said, "if the people are unhappy fibotit this then Ihcy need to get legislation to correct it." Of the defeat of Ihe millage increase she said, "apparently this is the wish of the people. They have indicated the quality of schools they want. We will give them the quality Ihey want with the amount of money they have given." Board Member B a r o n S a n s b u r y expressed disappointment with both the defeat and voter turnout Wednesday and said he believed "the vote would have passed if more had come out." George Jordan was elected so seat No. .'i on the board of Trustees in Wednesday's election. He said he felt he should not comment on the rejection of the increases "until I have met with the board. Railroads Near Normal in Area Rail operations in l !i : Florence area were nearly back to normal Wednesday after a slnke by signalmen which had halted" most work for nearly 42 hours ended Tuesday night. T. E. Mannis. spokesman for Stanley Baker DARLINGTON -- Stanley James Baker, 52, of Rt. 5, Darlingtorf, died Wednesday at his residence following a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted Thursday at 4:30 p.m. at the Chapel of Belk - King Funeral Home, by the Rev. W. T. Lisenby. Burial will be in Grove Hill Cemetery. Mr. Baker was born, in Marion, a son of the late Lonnie and Bertha Brown Baker. He was a veteran of World War II, and until his retirement he owned and operated City Billiards. Surviving are his wife, Mrs. Virginia Loften Baker; two daughters, Mrs. Patricia B. Parnell, and Mrs. Imogene B. Weatherford, both of Darlington; five sisters, M r s . Edward Baker, of Hartsville, Mrs. Esther Munn, o f Florence, Mrs. K a t h l e e n Jordan, of Suniter, Mrs. Ruby Miles, and Mrs. Waitus 'Greene both of Timmonsville; a brother, Ernest Baker, of Gastonia, N. C.; and three grandchildren. Pallbearers will be Jake Watford, Charlie S i d b u r y , Claude Flowers, W. C. Davis, Jerry Powers, Harry Hollman, and Herbert Sanders. Mrs. Ola Jones PAMl'LICO -- F u n era 1 services for Mrs. Ola Jones, of Rt. 4, vho died Monday, will be doncuted at 4 p.m. Friday: : in the Pee Dee Baptist Church by the Rev. P. W. Walker. Burial will he in Saint Mark Cemetery, directed by Moses Funeral Home. She is survived by three daughters, Mrs. C o r r i n c Robinson of Kffingham, Mrs. Jessie Mae McCray o f Pamplico and Mrs. Mary Lee Nellies of Philadelphia, Pa.; IS grandchildren;, and, one great grandchild. Other S.C. Deaths William M. Jenkins, Columbia Clyde G. Normandl, Columbia Mrs. James L. Connor, Lancaster James Alex Bourne, Conway Andrew I/, Bonnet, Columbia II. French II a m in n n r l , Nichols William W. Wise, St. Matthews John I), T h o m p s o n , Orangchiirg Mrs. Athallc H, Hcaraon, Charleston William H. .Seymour Jr., C'uyco Ethel Hill Funeral services for Miss Ethel Hill will be conducted at 4 p.m. Thursday in Waters Funeral Home by the Rev. Dr. Edward L. Byrd. Burial will be in Mount Hope Cemetery. Pallbearers will be Wilmer Sims Jr., Ed Ashby, W. Henry Jeffers, Calvin Clyde, W. Y. Bryan and Frank Brand. Honorary escorts will be Mason Hubbard, Charles Hubbard, Richard Privette, Lucius M. Dargan, Dr. J. B. Smith, Dr. Harry S. Allen Jr., Harold S. McGill, T. C. Watson, and members of the Bird Watchers Mrs. G. 0. Byrd MARION -- Mrs. G. 0. (Moody Jones) Byrd, 65, died Wednesday in a local hospital after a short illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by S m i t h Brothers Funeral Home. Mrs. Byrd was born in Sandersville, Ga., a daughter of the late Henry and Emma Lou King Jones. She had made her home in Marion County for the past 40 years. Mrs. Byrd is survived by her husband, George Otto Byrd of Marion; nine sons, Raymond Byrd, Mason Byrd, Elliott J .;-f kcai branch of the AFL- CiO 5-r.herhood of Railroad Sir-jsir.rF! who had been striking 5S'C't 5 a.m. Monday, said he reoer.Ki word from the union's national officials to return to work at about 1 a.m. Wednesday. Pickets around the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad yard in Florence were then removed. The strike was ended afler President Nixon s i g n e d emergency legislation passed by Congress earlier Tuesday. The settlement gave union members a partial pay raise of approximately 51 cents an hour. Tuesday's legislation expires on Oct. 1. ' · ; Mannis declined to comment on the wage settlement. As for future actions, lie said the union officials did not inform them of advanced plans. J. L. Williams, superintendent of the F l o r e n . Division of the Seaboard Coast Line Railroad said trains were' moving in the Florence yard Tuesday night. "We should be back to normal soon," he said. Williams said earlier that several trains were held up in the Florence yard when the Harold J. Hartle Club. Miss Hill, a retired public Byrdi Jackie Byrd" and Albert strike took effect Mbnda'v n" school teacher, died Tuesday. Dean Byrd, all of Salt Lake Ci- * aM lhp l n n q l ^ranTM ,.,=...:."e ly, Utah, Johnnie Byrd of, Florence, and James Byrd, Richard Byrd and Wildon Byrd, all of Marion; three daughters, Mrs. Patricia Jones and Mrs. Nellie Meadors, both of Florence, and Mrs. Pauline Herring of Marion; a sister, Mrs. George Jones Simons of M i d v i 11 e , U t a h ; 2 4 grandchildren; and, one great · grandchild. SCRANTON - Harold James Hartle, 53 died Wednesday morning in a Lake City- hospital of an apparent heart altack. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 11 a.m. at Brockington Funeral Home by the Rev. Robert E. Cuttino. Burial wiil be in the High Hill Cemt'or, 1 . near Lake City. -Mr. Hartlt was born in Tcnn';i-.';o. a son of Jessie and -Mamie Baktr Ilartk-. He was a retired truck driver, and a Marine Corps vr.-ltran of World War II. Mrs. Sudie Morris SUMTER - Mrs. Sudie Gertrude Spiguer Morris died Tuesday in a local hospital of an apparent heart attack. . Funeral services will be con- Surviving arc- his wife, Ruby ducted at f, p.m. Thursday in Lynch Hartle; a su-p son. Olive Grove Free Will Baptist of * · '- James B. Hatcher of Lake City; and a step - daughter, Brenda Faye Taylor of Bell. Calif.; and four sisters and three brothers. WillardT. Elmore CHARLESTON. - Willard Troy Elmore, 78, died Wednesday morning in a local hospital. Funeral services will be conducted Friday at 2 p.m. at the St. Paul's United . Methodist Church in Coward. Burial will he in the church cemetery, directed by the Brockington Funeral Home. Mr. Elmore was horn in Coward, n son of the late Mack and Carrie Oliver Elmore. He was a veteran of World Wur 1. Church near Turbeville by the Rev. Dcwcy Floyd and the Rev. Freddie Gaymon. Burial will be in the church cemetery, directed by Shelly - Brunson Futleral Home. Nephews will serve a s nallbcarers. Mrs. Morris was born in Clarendon County, u daughter of the late Liibon C. and Susan Spigncr. She was the widow of Kenneth K. Morris. She wns a member of Olive Grove Free Will B a p t i s t Church. Mrs. Morris is survived by n son, Norman C. Morris of Sumler; three daughters, Mrs. Marjorlc M. Morris of Sumler, said the local brancn ing out the "backlog" of work by Wednesday afternoon. ·The railroad official said there was "no way" t o estimate the loss of revenue clue to the strike. Only supervisory and administrative personnel were at work during the s t r i k e Approximately 800 employes stayed off their jobs, most of them members of separate railroad unions who honored picket lines of the signalmen. According to Mannis the local union numbers about 20 members. The end of the strike was good news to many Florence businesses who had begun to feel the effects Tuesday. Officials at numerous rail shipping industries in the Florence area, i n c 1 u d i SOCAR, South C a r o l i Industries, and Dupont, and Vulcraft reported u s i n g reserves a n d stockpiling goods to see how long the slrike would run before moving to alternative s h i p p i n g methods. Most officials said the strike would have had to last ill leasl Hirers or four days before il would have made n major ini- pacl in the area. Dog Confronts Raw Challenge SUFFOLK, Vn. (AP) -- How does aK-l) police dog, trained to hold suspects by ({ripping thole v a s a v c i o r a n o i w n r K l W a r l . Mrs. Patsy Rowland of Ohio clolhhm nhor Surv.ving a r e his wife, Mrs. nnd Mrs. »nulo Itynn Ung o f nude ma,,'' J P ' -illaii Insmgcr Mmore; two Hnglnml; five sisters, Mrs. This was the nroblcm lluii laughters, Mrs. B c r n i e uichard Clark nnd M r . , ,,,,,,,,,,,.,,«Lt'°.''?,". 'S daught Gllmore of North Charleston, find Mrs. Kibe Thrower of Goose Creek; four s o n s , Wlllartl II, Elmore of North Charleston, .Troy Elmore of Siimmcrvllle, W a l t e r I,, Elmore of the U, S, Air Force, imd Kenneth C, Klmore of J n c k H o n h o r o ; and 10 grandchildren, Ilichurd Clark mid M r s Kdward McCnbc, both of Alcolu, Mi'ij. Benjamin Sctiry of Manning, Mrs, LcLimd Hudson of Siimmcrlor, mid Mrs, Edward Jones o f that confronted Suffolk police dofe Jinks on Tuesday when a prison escapes dashed from n house with no clothes on. ; Jinks measured up to the sudden challenge, however, by Miiyesvlllo; a brother, litlgar circling the man at close qunr- Splgncr of Alcolu; her step- tors nrtd Just looking mean, mother, Mrs. Jcsslo fiplgnor of That was enough to root ll« A l c o l u ; · n n d f o u r man to the spot, grandchildren, auleklv nrrcstcd.

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