Thomasville Times Enterprise, September 1, 1971

Thomasville Times Enterprise

September 01, 1971

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Thomasville Times Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 1, 1971, Thomasville, Georgia ®!)DmaöbiUe ®ime£(-Snterpriöe »^"fl Year, No. 209- 24 Pages Tiil ÎIAÎ'ÎQO (' O HOK A',Q Thomasville, Georgia 31792, Wednesday Afternoon, September ], 1971 «»w t »cpt ■„„„i,. 10c Per CopyTO TIDE THINGS OVER' County Board To Borrow $50,000 More By DWAIN WAI.DF.N Thomas County Board of (Jominissionors adopUid a resolution Tuesday al a special called meeting to borrow $r)0,0(K) to help "tide things over" until the tax books officially open in October. This was the third relief resolution passed during the past few months. The previous amounts were $275,(MM) and $2<)(),()()(). While commissioners discussed the county's dilemma it was estimattid that it cost.s approximately $100,()(K) per month to run the county government. The 1071 county budget was recently approved and show a 10 per cent increase over the 1970 budget. This year's figure is $1,:540,580. Notable increases were in areas such as mental health, Sheriff Dept., road dept., argiculture dept. and pensions. The resolution Tuesday was tiecessary to meet coimty luiyroli demands. IN OTHER ACTIONS Commission Chairman Theron Davis appointed a three-man committee to meet with city officials in an attx'mpt to "clear misunderstandings" mvolving the paving of South Street. D.L. Inman, editor of the Thomasville-Tallahassee News, and a delegation representing South Street residents showed up unexpectedly at the meeting and charged the commission with "backing out" of an oral agreement to pay approximately $34,OW) on the project. South Street has been on the city's paving list for nearly two years but has now been paved. Residents received assessments for improvements this week and were upset to find their one third of the cost about $1.50 more ¡k't linear NO SMOKING - Marietta, Ga.: The U.S. Air Force C 5 shows hov^/ it has quit smoking, as the first production Galaxy fitted with all new engine combustors, takes off at the Lockheed-Georgia Company with no smoke visible (top). The file photo of an earlier C-5 takeoff (bottom) offers a good before and after comparison. Engines with the improved combustor design will be installed on the C-5 production line as they become available. (UPl Telephoto). Racial Balance May Vary--Burger "NEWS BR/EFS'"'"""""""""""""^¡Escapee Caught| I At Coolidge | COOLIDGE-A daring flight to freedom Tuesday by a Lowndes County prisoner was foiled when Coolidge city police picked up James Carolton Ferry as he hitchhiked through town. Ferry. 22. was serving a five-year term for burglary. He was returned to the prison camp last night by Deputy Warden V.D. Bussey. The prisoner had been working on a prison detail in Tifton when he suddenly darted through two buildings, vaulted a fence and escaped into a wooded area, Bussey said today. Ferry made his getaway in a car stolen from a parking lot at the state highway department in Tifton. After running out of gas on U.S. 319 about three miles north of the Thomas County line, Ferry abandoned the vehicle and hitchhiked into Coolidge. A night policeman sitting at a service station in town spotted the man wearing a white uniform with blue stripes on each leg and notified Police Chief J.D. Cannon. "Have you got an identification card?" Cannon said he asked the hitchhiker. When Ferry said he didn't, the police chief asked if he was an escaped prisoner. "Yep," v/as Ferry's reply. Warden D. J. Devane at the Lowndes County prison branch was notified of the arrest and Ferry was back behind bars by 6 p.m., a prison spokesman said. ★ ★ ★ Alabama House Says 'No Funds' MONTGOMERY, Ala. (AP)—The Alabama House, ready to pass an antibusing law, has told city and county school boards they cannot use state funds to transport pupils "for the purpose of achieving a racial balance." The prohibition was written into an $818 million education appropriation bill late Tuesday night at Gov. George C. Wallace's request. The bill allocates state funds for support of the schools for the next two fiscal years, and includes money for normal bus transportation. It would not stop local boards, however, from spending their own funds to carry out federal court busing orders if thev can raise the money. Meanwhile, Wallace-sponsored legislation which seeks to halt long-distance busing of schoolchildren moved into position for almost certain passage Thursday in the House. ★ ★ * Contaminated Soup Removed ATL.ANTA, Ga. (AP) -- Commissioner of Agriculture Tummy h vin said today that state inspectors have removed nearly U),mM) cans of Campbell's chicken vegetable soup from store shelves in Georgia, but none of the vegetarian vegetable soup now being recalled is known to have been distributed in the state. Irvin. who assigned agricultural inspectors to full-time duty this week to help Campbell recover the chicken vegetable soup expected of botulism contamination last week, said all of Georgia's 10,;516 food and grocery stores have been checked. He said in four days the inspectors removed 18,897 cans froni the shelves of 2,578 stores where store managers or o^K-rators had not voluntarily removed them as requested by the Campbell Company. ★ ★ ★ Airline Gets Fare Deadline .MONTKFAI- (AIM - The International Air Transport Ass(Ktati()n says the West German airline Lufthansa has until nudnight t(xiay to withdraw its rejection of a new North Allantic air fares package. An assiK iation spokesman said it had received a propasal to ex lend the deadline until Oct. 15 but he denied reports that Ihe extension had t)een granted. Indications are that Lufthansa will stand firm. It is already planning its own reduced rate schedule extending the $210 New York-Frankfurt round trip youth rate to all ages. Lufthansa said the proposed lATA schedule is too complicated and too expensive to administer. By THK ASSOCIATED PRKSS Chief Justice Warren Burger's refusal to delay busing in a North Carolina school district offers little hope to school authorities appealing similar busing orders. But his reminder that racial balance may vary from school to school may indicate more latitude in designing desegregation plans than some officials had realized. Burger, sitting as district justice for North Carolina — the full court was not in session — denied a stay Tuesday of a busing plan for the Winston-Salem and Forsyth County schools. That plan provides for the busing of 15,000 to 16,000 students out of the system's 46,000. Several school systems have asked for stays of busing orders, but so far none has received them. See earlier story on page 2. Some other district^, including Nashville, Tenn., are waiting to hear from the court on their appeals. The chief justice said he was concerned in the Winston-Salem case that the school board mistakenly thought it had to achieve a white-black ratio in every school identical with the over-all district ratio. Racial balance in individual schools is only one of several methods of determining if segregation exists, Burger said. John Kiger, chairman of the Winston-Salem school board, said Tuesday he still hopes to get the district's appeal before the entire court. He said he was encouraged by Burger's opinion on the racial balance requirements. "It remains to be seen what implications this has for use in the future," he said. "But it will have a bearing." In rejecting the Winston-Salem district's request for a stay, Burger held that the application did not adequately list hardships that allegedly would result from busing. Specifying those hardships is the issue in a pair of bills which the Alabama Legislature is rushing toward passage at Gov. (ieorge Wallace's instigation. The legislature took steps Tuesday to insure that Wallace's proposed state law restricting court-ordered busing svill be acted on by the end of the week. It is almost certain to be approved. Latest in a series of Wallace moves to outmaneuver federal court busing orders, he pm-[xised law says children may not l)e forced to ride bus(!s if their parents determine that "time or distance of travel is so great as to risk the health or safety of the child or significantly impinge on the educational procesi;." That wording comes almost verbatim from the Supreme Court's landmark decision April ;!0 upholding busing as a means ot (ie.segr(>gation More Southern schools opened Tue.sday imder new (!(■ segregation orders, In most eases, compliance with federal I Conliniieti on pageH, < ol. 11 INSIDE Abby........................ Crossword.................... ('«imicN 5 t^ditorials » lloloise.......................(> Markets......................« Obituaries........ ...........H Sports....................MM I Want Ads.................22-23 Wputhor......................!) Women's News 6-7 New Coin DENVER — Denver U.S. Mint coin supervisor, Harry Lawrence, releases a bin of freshly minted Eisenhower Dollars to a sorting bench. The Eisenhower Dollars contain no silver and are made of nickel alloy. The coins will be released to the United States public in October 1971. (UPl Telephoto). Federal Court School Order Defied by Muscogee Judge Jiy THK ASSOCIATED PRESS A Muscogee County Superior Court judge's announced defiance of a federal coui't order to i'arry out desegregation there continues to cloud school opening plans with uncertainty. Chatham County (Savannah) schools are expected to open P'riday under a newly approved desegregation plan, and in Dougherty County (Albany) the situation was still being considered by a federal judge. Columbus schools had been scheduled to open Sept. 8 with a desegregation plan approved by U.S. Dist. Judge J. Robert Klliott. Then two citizens sought and were granted by Superior Court Judge Oscar D. Smith a temporary injunction against implementing the plan. The plaintiffs claime<l the school t)oard had failed to hold a required public hearing on the plan before sutmiitting it for approval. On Monday the fith U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals inter veiiwi, ordering the plan to proceed without the interference of l(Kal court orders. But Tuesda'y Smith said he is sticking by his injunction order. He said the order stands until he IS "convinced" that it can be "legally" revoked. "I would certainly be derelict in my duty to the public," said Smith, "if I allowed the court's order to be countermanded by an arbitrary edict from any source." Smith said he would enforce contempt of court proceedings against the school board if the plaintiff in the suit can show valid reason for doing so. Preparation for opening C-o- BULLETIN AM.STKHDAiM Al' - Sarah Kransnoff, the Tl-year-old Cleveland. Ohio, woman who flew back and forth across the Atlantic nearly every day this summer with her 11-year-old (irandson, die(5 tcKlay, her son-in law reported. She died at the hotel where she had been ordered to rest after suffering a sli^jhl heart attack Tuesday. See earlier story on pajje L'. Richardson Denies Busing Disagreement lumbus schools was halted Monday on orders from Dr. William H. Shaw, school superintendent. He would not speculate whether schools would open as scheduled Tuesday. A new elementary school desegregation plan was approved Tuesday for the Chatham County (Savannah) schools, and school officials said classes would begin Friday. Opening day had been moved back from Sept. 1 to Sept. 7 while the plan was in the works. U.S. Dist. Judge Alexander A. t.awrence approved the plan and called it "revolutionary." It pairs and clusters all but two of the county's 44 elementary schools. The district was ordered by Ihe fith U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to formulate a new desegregation .system for this year The lx)ard had urged l,awr(Mice to create a plan, but the judg«' chose one which had previously hwn studied by the l)oar(l Sch(K)l officials siiv the feder al plan is outdatwl and no longer applies ill some cases, and that they will open schools Sept. (! under the plan okaved by Klliott. fool than was previously estimated. The residents felt the increased cost was due to the conunission failing to "pitch in" it.s ((iioted amount. ('hairman Davis explained that Ihe county's agreement was based on a lower cost estimation and was not binding when the amount substantially increased. The commission seemed to feel that any funds they would contribute would he taken off the city's cost and would not affect property owners. CITY KNGiNKKK Wesley Wilson later Tuesday revealed the actual cost of the project in which the state, county and city were involved. Total cost amounted to $192,420.65. The state's participation was $Hii,i)!!;5.7i). This left $l(«,436.86 to be paid one third by the city and one third by resident.s on each side of the street. The city's bill amounts to $;i4,478.%. Presently the property owners owe $<i8,9n7.91 which averages $5.60 per linear foot. Wilson said participation by the county to the amount of fialf of the original figure would probably cut the property owner's assessment to the previously estimated $4.03 per linear foot. Wilson explained that any amount from the county would be taken from the net cost and the city would still pay one third. The study committee consists of E.G. McDaniel, Rosea Vann and Lowell Clark. ^liiiniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiitiiiiiiiiiu^^^^^^I School Board | I Member Mayo | I Resigns Here | l)oard pertains only to personnel of the system and does not restrict t)oard members in any way.Refugee Airlift To End ^ WASHINGTON (AP) - State Department officials say the United States has asked Cuba to continue the six-year-old Cuban refugee airiift. But there appears scant prospect Premier Fidel Castro will say yes. Havana's intent to shut down the U.S.-financed shuttle flights from Varadero to Miami was announced Tuesday. Still awaiting Cuban approval for travel to America are some 100,000 Cubans with relatives in the United States. The officials said the Swiss Kmbassy, representing the United States in Havana, has urged the Castro government to keep the airlift going until all who want reunion with their families have left Cuba. If the twice-a-day flights end, a unique chapter in the history of large-scale immigration to this country will be closed. A total of 246,000 Cubans have flown here under a 1965 understanding designed to bring in from Cuba relatives of refugees already in the United States. Wa.shington has spent some $<;(M) million on the refugee program, including alx)ut $1 million a year for the airlift. U5. authorities rat(! it an outstanding success. They .say the refugees generally have adjusted well and work hard in their new lives in America; that one in nine here IS on relief, and that of 12,800 (ollege education loans to the ( iihans, only l.W are delinquent. Critics, especially in such areas as South Florida where (Continued on page 8. cd. 2) By DWAIN WALDEN Thomasville School Board member Howell R. Mayo Jr. today announced his resignation from the board after he enrolled his daughter in Brookwood School, a private institution which opened here last fall. Mayo said in his letter of resignation, addressed to Nat M. Williams, chairman of Thomasville Board of Education, (hat his decision was made after the board adopted a policy which would require all personnel in the city schools to send their children to public .schools. The letter read: "I have for a considerable period of time given serious consideration to submitting my resignation to the Thomasville City Board of Education. "The recent publicity covering the adoption of a School Board policy prohibiting the employment of personnel having children in attendance at private schools, on the premise that this represents a conflict of interest, now leaves me no alternative but to tender my immediate resignation. "I have always supported the concept of free public school education and shall continue to do so. As evidence of this conviction, I had previously enrolled my son, Howell III, in the second grade at Jerger Elementary School. "The circumstances surrounding the enrollment of my daughter Marsha at Brook wood School was dictated by her individual requirements rather than any implied deficiency in the Thoma.sville City School system "I want to thank the citizens of Tliomasvilie u.r their support (luring my tenn of office," Mayo's four-year term would liave ended in December along with the terms of Charles K Simmons, Dr. Warren Taylor and Thomas II. Vann Other members are D William King, .Sam I, Martin and Nat Williams The policy adopt('<i by theLAWYER CHARGED IN PRISON DEATHS SAN CLEMKNTE, Calif (AIM The sch(M)l de.seg regation busing controversy, sometimes described as a jx)lit-ical liability for President Nix on, has prompted a new round of White House-authorized com ment After Elliot Richardson, .secretary of health, cKlucation and welfare, met for more than an hour witii Nixon Tuesday, Press .Secretary Ronald L. Ziegler produced the HEW chief for newsmen in what cleariy was an effort to establish a united administration front on the busing question Richardson, speaking as the chief exei'Utive flew by helicop ter to 1.0S Angeles for iunch and a roun<l of golf, insisted that he .ind Nixon never had disagreed on the busing issue. The rresident, he said, "be lieves that from an (>ductional lioint oi view, bu.sing should not be used except to the minimum necessary extent. He believt>s that It is a good thing in prin ciple tor children to be able to attend a schcKil in their own neighborh(K)(l." On Aug :i, as Richard.son left Washington for a vacation, Nixon issued a statement directing the .lustice Department to disavow an HEW school de.seg regation plan for Austin, Tex., that involved extensive l)using Following issuance of the Nixon statement, there were |)ul)lished reports Richardson I Continued on page H, col. .1) (See Editorial Page) SA.N KAKAKI,, Calif, (AP) Authorities have issued an all [>oiiits liulletiii for Ste[)tieii ,\] Hiiighani and cliartied the \ ear old lawyer with fi\'e counts ol tniirder in connection with a San (Jueiitin prison escape attempt Aug 21 Marin County Dist, Atty, Bruce Hales accused Hingham of smuggling a ^¡un to (ieorge Jackson, a black iiiilitant con V ict killed in the attempt, which also look five other lives "I have reached the con elusion that there is no way Jack.son could have obtained the death gun, except (luring his visit with Bingham just before the killings commenced," Bales said Tui'sday Bales .said the pistol was lound witli five clips of live am munition on Jack.son's IxKly aft er .lackson was shot down by prison tower gijards Bales told a news conference alter filing the murder com jilaint that Jackson underwent a thorough "skin search" before meeting Bmgliarn I'rison officials siiy Jackson, tine ijI the three "Soledad Brothers" awaiting trial for the iiiurdei of a white guard at Soledad prison, pulled a pistol Irom a wig and took a guard hostage after returning from the Msit with Binglmm The (omplaint stated that v.itliin lialt an hour after Jackson pulled the gun, three guards were dead in .Jackson's cell. Two were killed by gunshot wounds in the back of the head, and one by throat slash. The IkkIm's of two inmaten were lound in the cell area, killed ijy (Ifi'p cuts to the throat. Bales said the charges < ( ontiniied on |>ag*-K, col. Col I) ;

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