The State from Columbia, South Carolina on November 29, 1984 · 41
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The State from Columbia, South Carolina · 41

Columbia, South Carolina
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Thursday, November 29, 1984
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r '' K v s- w T w r wyyw w r yr The StateColumbia SC Thursday November 29 1984 3-C j "“"j 1 Textile leaders demand import freeze global quotas v By FRED MONK Stote Bsslsess Editor ROCK HILL The US textile industry is in a life or death situation with time fast running out in Its battle against proliferating imports textile industry leaders told a congressional hearing on imports Wednesday The ultimate loser will be the United States if the federal government fails to take action to create a more balanced textile trade picture said Walter Elisha chairman and chief executive officer of Springs Industries in Fort Mill Textile officials told the House Subcommittee on Commerce Consumer and Monetary Affairs that an immediate freeze on textile imports at 1983 levels is needed Imports are up 40 percent so far this year over last year Then they said global import quotas and licensing of those who import textiles into the United States are needed Among those listening to the textile executives were Subcommittee Chairman Rep Doug Barnard D-Ga Rep John Spratt D-SC another committee member and Rep Butler Derrick D-SC Derrick said during the hearing that he called Sen Strom Thurmond R-SC last week to ask for a meeting of the entire South Carolina delegation at which he will propose that textile legislation be the No 1 priority of the delegation in 1985 Underlying the hearings are the layoffs of about 4000 South Carolina textile workers in the past 12 months which have been attributed to the growth in imports Louis W Berger executive vice president of Elkay Industries a Pennsylvania-based children's apparel company that has all of its manufacturing operations in South Carolina gave his company as an example of what’s happening as a result of apparel imports From 1980 to 1984 the company’s employment in South Carolina dropped 794 workers from 3617 to 2823 or 22 percent During that time sales have also declined 22 percent he said The company closed down two of its 16 apparel plants last year and company officials said that another closing is possible this year Berger cited a list of nine eastern coun tries including China Taiwan South Korea and the Philippines that are hurting the domestic industry the most And he blamed the flood of imports on “poorly negotiated or conceived” agreements “We didn’t come to government for help for ourselves as much as coming to government to quit helping the other side” complained John Hamrick chairman of Hamrick Mills He said the federal government is ready to help other countries but then often works against the textile industry in the United States For example he said the United States provided an $81 million low-interest loan to China to purchase textile machinery He said the Chinese then went out and bought prototypes from which they could make their own copies of the machinery because they are not bound by any patents or copyright laws All trade is managed said Hamrick “It all depends on who is managing and who is controlling it and to whose benefit it is being managed” - Both the congressmen and the textile leaders agreed that they have to stir the sympathies of those not directly connected with textiles to see action on their problems “We can have all the hearings we want” said Derrick “but unless we generate that will out there we are in a vacuum” “The American people have to understand that if they don’t have an American textile industry” prices will go up said Hamrick “We are getting picked off as a nation a segment at a time” said Elisha of how imports have affected domestic industries “Anybody who thinks the United States is going to compete in the year 2000 by selling hamburgers and life insurance is naive It’s industry that creates wealth” Elisha said that the United States must wake up to the internationalization of the economy and must set a realistic trade policy not just a free trade policy He said that Burlington Industries and Cone Mills produce denim cheaper than any one in the world yet they cannot get their products into foreign countries Jim Fry president of Ti-Caro Industries which operates a plant in Jefferson said that the industry is dying off piece by piece as a result inaction 1 For example he said the Japanese went after the zipper industry and now there are only one or two domestic zipper makers left ' ’ ’ while “YKK (of Japan) took over the market” '' The same thing happened in the work ' ' glove industry which affected his yarn busi- ness And that is showing up in the apparel industry said Elkay President Alvin Fried-man and the plight of the apparel companies ! is the plight of the fabric producers In 1980 he said his company purchased $5 million in apparel fabric from Springs Industries This year it will only be $27 million And in infants' wear where there are no ‘ import quotas he said his company’s prod-uction has declined from 45 percent of its business to 15 percent ' Friedman said there is no time to just talk ' about the problem of imports He said a freeze ? is needed immediately which would give the industry and Congress time to discuss licens-ing and other trade policies that might solve the problem Carolina Report Sumter revote set for Dec 18 From guff m4 Why Reports SUMTER The state Election Commission has set Dec 18 as the date voters in Precinct 3 will recast ballots for two Sumter County Council candidates in District 2 - The commission last week upheld the protest of Democrat Ruth Muller who lost the District 2 race to Republican Ed Everett by a vote of 408 to 279 Ms Muller had complained that her name wasn’t on the ballot in Precinct 3 until late afternoon during the Nov 6 general election and that pol) -workers had given incorrect in- - S Woman dies in accident GOOSE CREEK A Goose Creek woman died and two other people were injured Monday in a two-car collision in Berkeley County Margaret Alice Williamson 55 was pronounced dead at the scene of the 6:45 pm accident on North Rhett Extension Coroner William Smith said Her daughter Frankie Lynn Williamson who was a passenger in Mrs Williamson's car was in fair condition Monday at Medical University of Sou-th Carolina Hospital in Charleston The driver of the second car Delly Bluestone 22 also of Goose Creek was treated at a local hospital and released The collision occurred when Ms Blues tone’s car crossed the center line and struck the Williamson vehicle the coroner said No charges have been filed and an inquest will be held Smith said Woman perishes in fire : CENTENARY A fire in a frame house Tuesday claimed the life of a 76-year-old Centenary woman ' Marion County Coroner Jerry Richardson identified the woman as Mary Reed of Route 3 Marion He said she was a retired schoolteacher The fire was reported at 3:25 pm and the house was engulfed in flames when firefigthers arrived according to Billy Wallace assistant chief of the Marion Rural Fire Department Wallace said Mrs Reed’s husband managed to rescue a “sickly” daughter but was unable to get his wife out of the house about eight miles from Marion Wallace said firefighters' found Mrs Reed’s body in a closet in the middle of the house after fighting the fire for 45 minutes Wallace said he had no idea how the fire started Fraud charged 1 NEWBERRY A supervisor of a home health care program for the elderly in Newberry County has been arrested and charged with breach of trust with fraudulent intent in connection with the alleged misappropriation of funds Paulette Boyd Brown 35 was arrested earlier this month after it was determined that $72728 collected from elderly clients of Medicaid Waiver-Homemaker Home Health Aide Project had not been turned in to officials according to Jackie Swindler an investigator with the Newberry Police Department The project is designed to provide in-home health care to the elderly by training and employing economically disadvantaged women as health care aides Morris raises $300000 SUMTER Morris College has raised more than $300000 toward a goal of $1 million to be used for general operations campus improvements and the college’s Endowment Fund The money was raised during the college’s annual Rally Program on Thanksgiving Day said Dr Luns C Richardson president of the Sumter school structions to voters The commission overturning the Sumter County Election Commission's denial of Ms Muller’s protest ruled that confusion about the distribution of color-coded ballots could have influenced the voting Ms Muller and Everett received seven votes each in Precinct 3 in which 1306 people cast votes The county council elections were the first held since 1976 Legal disputes about the county’s former at-large election method resulted in a federal mandate for the county to institute single-member districts Aiken plans celebration AIKEN To celebrate its founding 150 years ago Aiken is planning a ses-quicentennial celebration May 3-12 The festival is being organized by Aiken City Council and directed by John B Rogers Co of Pittsburgh Pa which handled Aiken’s centennial celebration in 1935 Aiken Sesquicentennial Inc Corp has been formed of community leaders Officers are: Jerry R Johnson president HW Thurlow vice president James D McNair treasurer and Michael Hosang secretary The celebration will include programs that will instruct and amuse and reflect Aiken’s heritage Among events being planned are a Sesquicentennial Ball with a coronation of the First Lady and her Court of Honor and nightly performances of The Historical Stage Show with a fireworks finale Three get more jail time SUMTER Three men charged with escape from Wateree River Correctional Institution pleaded guilty and received additional sentences Tuesday in Sumter County general sessions court Ronnie Cranford serving seven years on Kershaw County charges of criminal sexual conduct was sentenced to an additional 18 months by Circuit Judge James M Morris Cranford escaped from the minimum-security prism Sept 3 and was apprehended Sept 26 Isaac Abraham who escaped Sept 10 and was apprehended the same day was sentenced to one year consecutive to his current sentence of eight years for assault and battery of a high and aggravated nature in Clarendon County Anthony Echols who escaped Aug 24 and was apprehended Aug 25 received an additional six months to his sentence of four years on a Florence County grand larceny charge Council member elected TIMMONSVILLE Mary Y Floyd was elected Tuesday to complete the unexpired term of Timmonsville town council memeber Tom Levine who has accepted a position on the Florence County Planning Commission BAs Floyd who ran unopposed received all 85 votes cast during the special election - TV channel considered The Federal Communications Commission is considering a proposal to assign UHF television channel 32 to Myrtle Beach based on a petition filed by Moore Broadcast Industries Inc If approved the channel would become the community’s second commercial television station Horry County with a population of 101419 currently is served by station WGSE-TV Channel 43 Under the proposal the FGC would require the transmitter for the new channel to be located in an area 14 miles southwest of Myrtle Beach to avoid interfering with unused channel 32 in High Point NC and channel 39 in Wilmington NC SC Parades Aircraft’s Doom W HofiTW Bute Forward march The Claflin College band entertains spectators lining Russell Street on Wednesday during the Orangeburg Christmas Parade Mb GsUiaalte SUM On a leash Newberry resident Yoder Bedenbaugh uses a leash to keep his 2 -year-old son Andrew in tow Wednesday as they join Judy Bailey at the Newberry Christmas Parade lion ii scheduled to begin at 3 pm Dec 9 A series of parades is scheduled in South Carolina throughout the holiday season DILLON The Dillon Christinas Parade is scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm today LATTA A Christmas parade in Latta is scheduled Friday beginning at 4:30 pm DARLINGTON A Christmas parade sponsored by the Darlington Rescue Squad is scheduled to begin at 2 pm Saturday In case of inclement weather the event will be held Dec I GREAT FALLS More than SO units are expected to participate in the Great Falla Christmas Parade which begin at 10 am Saturday along Dearborn Street CONWAY A Christmas parade in Conway will begin at 1 pm Saturday CLINTON Cally Gault Presbyterian College athletic director and football coach will be grand marshal for a Christmas parade sponsored by the Clinton Busi-neaa Association and scheduled to begin at 10 am Saturday LAURENS A Christmas parade in Laurens will begin at 3:30 pm Saturday BAMBERG Dick Weldon former football coach at Bamberg-Ehrhardt High School will be grand marshal for the Bamberg Christmas parade scheduled to begin at II am Saturday OLANTA A Christmas parade sponsored by the Gardenia Garden Club is scheduled to begin at 11 am Saturday in (Xanta WEST COLUMBIA-CAYCE The West Columbia -Cayce Christmas Parade will begin at 10 am Saturday at Parkland Plaza and will proceed along Knox Abbott Drive 12th Street and Meeting Street to Brooklaud United Metbodiat Church MARION The Marion Jaycees' annual Christmas parade is scheduled to begin at 10 am Saturday LAKE CITY The Lake City Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 10 am Saturday CONWAY A Christmas parade sponsored by the Conway Chamber of Commerce will begin at 1 pm Saturday LEXINGTON The Lexington Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 3 pm Sunday on Main Street GEORGETOWN A Christmas parade sponsored by the Georgetown Jaycees will begin at 3 pm Sunday FOUNTAIN INN The 13th annual Fountain Inn Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm Dec 5 PAGELAND The Pageland Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 4:30 pm Dec 5 HAMPTON-VARNVILLE - The Hampton-Varnville Christmas Parade will begin at 4 pm Dec 0 in Hampton PAMPUCO The Pamplico Christmas Parade will begin at 4 pm Dec 7 COLUMBIA The Carolina Carillon parade will begin at 9:30 am Dec I on Main Street in Columbia and will be televised by WIS-TV MAULDIN Mauldin's fifth annual Christmas parade sponsored by the local Rotary and Lions dubs is scheduled for 11 am on Dec 8 WHITMIRE The Whitmire Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 4 JO pm Dec 8 on Main Street HOLLY HILL The Holly Hill Christmas Parade is scheduled for 3 pm Dec 9 SANTEE The sixth annual Santee Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 3 pm Dec 9 NORTH AUGUSTA The North Augusta Lions Club will sponsor a Christmas parade at 3 pm Dec 0 HEMINGWAY A Christmas parade sponsored by the Hemingway Community Associa- BOWMAN Joe Pinner of WIS-TV in Columbia will be grand marshal for the Bowman Christmas Parade scheduled to begin at 7 pm Dec 13 NORTH A Christmas parade in North will be held at 4:30 pm Dec 14 with Columbia television personality Joe Pinner serving as grand marshal MULLINS The annual Jaycees Christmas Parade in Mullins will begin at 10 am Dec 15 WINNSBORO The Winnsboro Christmas Parade is scheduled to begin at 10 am Dec 15 on Con gras Street in the town's business district NEW ELLENTON The New EUenton Christmas Parade — sponsored by the city local merchants and New Ellen ton Youth Sports — will begin at 10 am Dec 15 ' In case of inclement weather the parade will begin at 3 pm Dec 10 greenwood' A Christmaa parade sponsored by the Greenwood Jaycees will begin at 3:30 pm Dec IS The event originally was scheduled for Dec 2 wreckage lacked fuel Ualted Press lateraatloaal LAKE BUENA VISTA Fla A light plane that crashed Into a parking lot at Walt Disney World and killed three members of a South Carolina family might have run out of fuel before it went down investigators said Wednesday No fuel was found by investigators in the wreckage of the single-engine aircraft A preliminary investigation also showed no indication of mechanical problems aboard the plane Max Rohaus an Investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board stressed that officials will be unable to determine the cause of the crash until the investigation is concluded He said the investigation could take six months Killed in the Nov 21 crash were Gary William Newell 30 of Sim-psonville SC his wife Doreen 30 and their 18-month-old daughter Stephanie Two other Newell children Curtis 5 and Jessica 3 survived the crash and were reported in fair condition at Orlando Regional Medical Center The family was headed for nearby Kissimmee on a Thanksgiving vacation when the crash occurred Witnesses said the plane’s engine began sputtering as it flew at a low altitude over Disney’s Epcot Center Newell who earned his pilot’s license during the summer and was flying the plane apparently was trying to make an emergency landing in a parking lot outside Epcot when the plane’s left wing struck a 50-foot light pole The impact sheared off the wing and the plane crashed into several cars There was no fire after the crash and no fuel spillage witnesses and investigators said Several witnesses said they could not hear the plane’s engine before the crash No one on the ground was injured Woman’s death still a mystery after autopsy By DONNA WHITAKER ROGERS Ormsbwz Bsress An autopsy Wednesday failed to determine the cause of death of an Aiken County woman whose decomposed body was found in her home Law enforcement officials found the body of Virginia H Brackett 59 at 7:15 pm Tuesday in her home off Baucluse Road northwest of Aiken Coroner Sue Townsend said Mrs Townsend said a friend of Mrs Brackett contacted authorities after she failed to come to the door or answer the telephone Mrs Townsend said Mrs Brackett who lived alone was last seen alive Friday evening and could have died that night The body was too decomposed to determine whether she had suffered a wound and results of an autopsy conducted at Newberry County Memorial Hospital were Inconclusive Mrs Townsend said Final results may not be known until next week Until then Mrs Townsend said she could not rule out foul play Wife held in death Assorts tS Press GREENVILLE A Greenville County woman was charged Wednesday with murder in the shooting death of her 47-year-old husband Authorities said Carolyn Dendy 28 was booked into the Greenville County Detention Center cm a charge of killing Willie Earl Dendy Sgt Tommy Smith a spokesman for the Greenville County Sheriffs Department said investigators found Dendy’s body at the couple’s home He had been shot once in the head ( t M $ I ( t i I a -a a - -a "A Jk U A A V v 1 t V S tad Jfcaf sJ jsas

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