The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina on August 13, 1976 · Page 13
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The Index-Journal from Greenwood, South Carolina · Page 13

Greenwood, South Carolina
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Friday, August 13, 1976
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Search Begins For Identities Of Slain Youths SUMTER, S.C. (AP)-They were both young - late teens to early 20s. Both were slender. He was about six feet tall and weighed between 150 and 160 pounds and she was about 5-5 and weighed about 100 pounds. ? He had shoulder-length brown hair and brown eyes and she had medium length brown hair and bluish-grey eyes. He was wearing faded blue jeans, a red T-shirt with "Coors" on the front and "Camel GT Challenge Sebring '75" on the back, and a pair of brown strap sandals. She wore cut-off blue jeans, a pink baiter top, a white blouse, and a pair of wedge sandals with hot pink and purple straps. He had an appendectomy scar, but she had no scars on her body. He wore a Bulova Accutron watch with a brown Twist-O-Flex band and a 14-carat gold ring with a gray lined star stone, a worn florentine finish and the initials J.P.F. engraved on the inside. She was wearing three rings, all sterling silver, believed to be either Mexican or Indian costume jewelry. One ring was. jade with a black setting, one was a feather ring with a jade insert, and the third had a red, white and blue setting. Their bodies were found Monday Artifacts From Pre-Revolutionary War Vessel In Black River Puzzle Researchers BROWN'S FERRY, S.C. (AP)-Researchers are puzzled by some of the artifacts they've recovered from a sunken pre-Revolutionary War sailing vessel in the Black River. "We've brought up things like fragile little egg cups, fine china, hand blown wine bottles ao4 leather straight razor cases," gays Dr. Newel) Wright of the Institute of Archeology and Anthropology at the University of South Carolina. "At the least, the items don't seem to be consistent with what you would expect pre-revolutionary sailors to utilize," he says. Another puzzle comes from grindstones that have Revival Center Plans To Open Greenwood By VICKI THOMAS Index-Journal Reporter The Greenwood Christian Academy, which will open its doors at the end of August, will bring a new kind of education to area students. The school will teach children under tht Accelerated Christian Education program, ACE), which aBows each child to work at this own pace. Accorind to Mrs. Laura Wrenn, school ' administrator, childrea will be working; ' from packets, of material on 'Afferent subjects, at their own rate of speed. 1 "We feel it will be beneficial to the slow ' student, who can spend more time on . things he has trouble with and also let the good student move ahead as fast as ba can," she said. But whether they move fast or slow, children will always be building knowledge on a solid foundation, she added. "In school now, if a child takes a test and fails, he must move on to other work, but under ACE if he fails a test, he can go back and work on what he doesn't know. In that way, children will be building on what they know." Two teachers will be on hand in the classroom to help students who have 1 problems with the work but teachers will not be tied down to any kind of lessons from a textbook. The school, which opens Aug. 30 at Greenwood Revival Center, will include all grades from kindergarten through high school. , Children will be given diagnostic and achievements tests upon entering the school to help place them where they can perform satisfactorily. ; '- Under the ACE program; it is possible , for one student to be in different grade levels in each of his subjects, Mrs. Wrenn .said. "We are trying to get away from grade levels in the, school, but I see no problems in students who change from public schools to this type," she said. "And students who change back to public school usually return at higher grade levels." To progress satisfactorily in any subject - a student must divide his time to keep -from falling behind, Mrs. Wrenn noted. A certain number of work units are necessary to keep moving up in work levels, she added. The student must set goals for himself to complete the work," Mrs. Wrenn said. "Daily goals in each subject are also necessary because what the student doesn't finish each day he must take home as homework." Three weeks is the maximum amount of time that can be spent on one Inforjnation packet and upon completing each packet a student first takes a self-test to make sure he has learned the information. Then the student is given a test on which he must score at least 80 per cent before he . can move on to other material. Students will be grouped together In one classroom but will be separated by grade levels, Mrs. Wrenn explained. Tape recorders will be availabla with additional information on some subjects' and a list of resource books to correspond morning by a man on his way to work. ' That much is known. What is unknown is who the two young people were and how they ended up dead of multiple gunshot wounds beside a dirt road in the eastern end of Sumter County. Investigators know how they died they were both shot several times. Where they died is also known on a dirt road known as Locklair Road, between 1-95 and S.C. 341, about 25 miles east of Sumter. But until identification of the two bodies is made, the search for their killers has been stalled. Investigators have been fielding telephone calls from people as far west as Texas and as far north as Rhode Island people who want to know if they might know the two victims, but hoping that the , people they are missing weren't the ones who were found dead. " ' An all-points bulletin containing the descriptions of both victims has been sent nationwide, to every police and sheriff's department with teletype machines. Fingerprints have been sent to the FBI in Washington in the hope that they might have records in their files that would identify the victims. been removed from the wreckage. Grindstones are not in themselves unusual, but these are made from a combination of motar and seashells. The stones, which Wright believes to have come from South America, must have been used to grind soft materials. "They wouldn't have held up for any length of time if they were used in grinding any substance harder than soft grain," says Wright. Wright and other researchers have been working for more than a month on the vessel, recovering artifacts and evaluating whether the hull can be raised in one piece. Christian i -jm wow rw Bp Students Will Use Tapes Mrs. Laura Wrenn, administrator ofthe new Greenwood Christian Academy, demonstrates one of the tape recorders to be used by students attending the school. Observing is the Rev. Fulton Dove. Students at the school will work under the Accelerated Christian Education program which allows them to work at their own rate of speed on school subjects. (Index-Journal photo) with lesson given will also be used by students. Some research will be required to answer questions in packets and students in some grades will also have term papers and book reports to do, Mrs. Wrenn said. All students will begin with courses In English, math, science and social studies with electives added after all students are placed at their level. Mrs. Wrenn said college-bound students will be watched carefully to make sure they get all credits needed to be accepted after graduation. The ACD program was begun in 1970 by Dr. Donald Howard in Louisville, Texas to get more use out of church buildings. The program started with one school in 1970 and had expanded to 1,400 by 1975. . "The project has been very successful," -Mrs. Wrenn said. "This year we have received a list of colleges and universities who are accepting ACE graduates." . J . ; , v ' ' ' v V,- I t v. -x . . I Members of Lew Underwood's scout the Dorn barbecue as they listened to a The idea has caught on rapidly and is being used in at least 21 different cities and towns in South Carolina. Each school is probably run a little differently since all ACE does is provide material and we run the schools ourselves," she added. The program does require the school administrator and church pastor to be trained under ACE methods in Texas. Mrs. Wrenn and the Rev. Felton Dove have both attended such a training The school will be open to the community and Mrs. Wrenn said about half the students now registered are not from families who are church members. The school has room for 40 students this year and is still accepting students at this time. To register or for information about the school, persons should call Mrs. Wrenn at 229-0717 or the Greenwood Bavtonl Center at 229-5295. Academy t. More Than 2,000 Attend Dorn Barbecue troop found front row seats last night at number of political speakers. More than Divers from the U.S. Navy were scheduled to arrive Friday to help evaluate the chances of raising the fragile ship in one piece. Researchers believe the vessel has been on the murky bottom of the Black River for nearly 250 years. Once the 45-toot craft Is brought up and examined, it will again be sent to the bottom. Wright says it will be resunk at an undisclosed location until it can be permanently restored for display at a Georgetown museum. Wright said the resinking location will remain undisclosed because he doesn't want to run the risk of amateur divers picking it apart before it is restored. SCHD Fees Increase COLUMBIA - Several fees related to the registration and titling of motor vehicles and the licensing of drivers were increased late in July and other increases will become effective with the beginning of the 1976-77 license year, the South Carolina Highway Department advises motorists. The fee increases were provided in an act approved by the General Assembly during the closing days of its 1976 session and signed by Gov. James B. Edwards July 28. - ' r ' t '" A person buying a used motor vehicle with valid S.C. registration will now be required to pay a $3 fee to have the registration transferred into his name. The fee was previously 50 cents or $1, depending upon the type of transfer. The motor vehicle title fee has been raised from $1 to $3, and a duplicate of a title will now cost $2 instead of $1 as in the past. Effective with the beginning of the 1976-77 license year in October, the license fees for all trucks with load capacities of one ton or more will be increased $3 on every class. Farm truck and pickup truck license fees will not be changed. The fee for obtaining a driver's license has been increased from $2 to $4, with the increase applying to both original license issues and renewals. Motor vehicle record checks, a service ef the Highway Department used primarily by insurance companies, will henceforth cost $3 each instead of the previous $2. The new legislation authorizes the Department to produce and sell sample motor vehicle license plates to interested persons. Such plates will cost $10 each. The legislation also resolves some questions regarding the fees for the renewal of personalized license plates. It provides that such plates will be issued for a fee of $15 per year, in addition to the regular registration fee. These fees apply whether it is an original issue or a renewal. DHEC Warns Of Phony Inspectors The Department of Health and Environmental Control warns area residents to beware of flimflam artists posing as health inspectors. Dr. Eustace Prescott said that recently in Laurens two men posing as health inspectors have entered homes under the pretense of making a sanitary inspection. While one of these persons talked with the home owner, the other went through the house taking valuables. Dr. Prescott said that all bona fide health department personnel have identification cards bearing a photograph of the individual and residents should ask to see this identification before allowing anyone to enter their home. 7 2,000 guests attended the barbecue, including a number of Japanese students who are studying at lander College. (Index-Journal photo by Vicki Thomas) YD Barbecue Crowd Hears Of "Victory' By KAREN PETIT Index-Journal Reporter Political speakers at the W.J. Bryan Dorn barbecue last night all had the same message for the South Carolina Young Democrats. Their message was one of optimism for . the Democratic party in the November elections provided the Democrats spend the next few months actively seeking votes on the campaign trail. . 711mm who like barbecue and politics t had the chance to enjoy both as they heard -predictions of Democratic victory from the local to national levels in November and at the same time gathered for the annual barbecue. Rep. Jennings McAbee, who serves on the state education committee, told the group, "We must stick together for the elections in November. If we have the. support like we have tonight, we will be victorious then and in the years to come." Don Fowler, state Democratic party chairman, had similar words. "From the local level to the state level on to the national level, this year is going to be a Democratic year." Featured speaker for the evening was U.S. Sen. Robert B. Morgan of North Carolina. Dorn called Morgan "the outstanding Democrat of North Carolina." When introducing Morgan to the crowd, S.C. Attorney General Daniel R. McLeod said, "He is a young man who thinks young and has young ideas. He is a man of outstanding ability and character." Morgan, too, was optimistic of Democratic victory but had some special thoughts on what Uie Democrats were going to have to do in order to get that . victory.., "We are now beginning the . opening of the fall campaign in which I . think we are not only going to elect the president and vice president, but Democrats all over the country. But we are not going to do it unless we take it seriously and work hard between now and November. "And there is a difference between the Democrats and Republicans that might just help assure the Democrats' victory," Morgan said. "We in the Democratic party have always sought diversity of opinion. We have always believed progress grows when you have different opinions and share them in working together. The umbrella of the Democratic party is wide enough to cover all of us." The Republican party is one of doctrine, Morgan said and lie termed their policies "the death wish." The planks and platforms of the Democratic party best represent the interests of the working man and they always have, he added. Morgan spoke about the candidates for the presidential election and noted that because of the distinguished record Jimmy Carter had made, that he believed Carter would win. Morgan has served on the Intelligence "Committee with Fritz Mondale, the' Democratic vice presidential nominee. "I have sat beside him in the Intelligence Committee meetings for almost 15 months and I can tell you he is one of the most sincere and dedicated individuals in the U.S. Senate. Some may disagree with his voting record, but there is no one any more dedicated in the Senate than Fritz Mondale." For too many years, Morgan said, the Democratic party has run its elections by going to the people with charges and complaints against the opposing party. ' For years it was popular to run a Democratic election by reciting the horrors of the Herbert Hoover years that led the country into the Depression. "We don't run against Hoover any more. Most of the voters today don't even know about him except what they have read in the history books." , But it could be a temptation this year, Morgan said, to substitute Nixon for Hoover. "There's plenty to run against, - "t 1 including the pardon by the present occupant of the White House." Morgan warned against running on the record of the other party. Instead, the Democrats can do better than that by running on what the party has done for the country and what the party can do. "We don't need anything negative when there is .' so much positive." He went on to mention the accomplishments of the Democratic party in the recent years including the social , security programs, rural electrification, and environmental protection. Morgan said the nine per cent Interest rate is too much for persons wanting to purchase homes. "We need a Democratic administration to help there. We need someone in the White House who is going to do something about It. "I think we should hit the road with a positive approach because we know that our party has been the party of innovation and hope. Let's carry the message of the progress of the Democratic party to the people," Morgan said in concluding his remarks to the crowd. - In an interview later in the evening, Morgan again said it would be costly for the Democrats to place too many charges against the Republicans. "I just don't think I can stand three months of our taking each other apart. If we've got to run our campaign on their record, then we are in pretty poor shape." Morgan wasn't critical of President Ford. "I think President Ford is an honorable man. He's trying to do what is right. I just happen to believe that our philosophy is going to make things better for the people." ' Morgan said the Republicans are in , Kansas now for the convention and from that convention will come their doctrinary policies. "They have a death wish, it seems to me," he added and then laughed. "Here I go and do just what I've said we shouldn't be doing." Morgan said he had not realized that Mondale's voting record was so liberal, "He's not a demi-god. He doesn't play to the galleries like some members of the Senate. He is a very quiet, thoughtful, and analytical sort of person. I have a lot of respect for him." Another visitor of Interest to the bar' becue was Russ Marane, a Carter campaign representative who has been on the campaign trail with Carter for the past three years. "We have come a long way in three years," Marane said. "And we will continue on to victory In November." Later when asked if Carter would be in South Carolina before the election, Marane said that Carter would be in the state at least once for a political visit and maybe a few more times on short stopover visits. But other members of the Carter family will be in the state frequently during the campaign. "We will guarantee Jimmy at least once." This year's barbecue for the South Carolina Young Democrats attracted a crowd of over 2,000, said Mrs. W.J. Bryan Dorn. Included in that were many of the Japanese students who are studying at Lander. District 52 Rental Day Is Monday NINETY SIX - Ninety Six District 52 schools will hold book rental day Monday, Aug. 23, from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Buses will run. Fees for kindergarten, elementary and middle school students are $9.50. High school students have already received a letter showing the amount of fees and book rental. All fees include student insurance. The first full day of school in Ninety Six is Aug. 24. 1 j c ,'! 'S J:

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