Laurel Leader Call, February 4, 1970

Laurel Leader Call

February 04, 1970

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Laurel Leader Call (Newspaper) - February 4, 1970, Laurel, Mississippi Fleader-CallLAUREL, MISS., WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1970 PRICE IO CENTS WAR ESCALATING IN MIDDLE EAST HEART FUND LEADERS KICK OFF EFFORT Attending the kick-off meeting for tho 1970 Jones County Heart Fund Drive Tuesday at the Pinehurst Hotel were, from LEFT: SEATED - Mrs Eleanor £hilders, memorial gifts chairman; Mrs, Dan Robinson. personal solicitations chairman; Mrs. Jack Purvis, Ellisville chairman; STANDING — Mrs. Hilman Wedge-worth, rural solicitations chairman; Mrs. Sylvia H. Hardy; Ellisville co-chairman; Earl Schneider Jr., drive co-chairman: Wayne Traylor, special events chairman; Charles Pickering, Jones County Heart Association chairman. and Granville Walters publicity chairman. Volunteers not pictured are Bill Mullins, drive chairman; Jim Mosley, corporate gifts chairman. and Herbert Thompson, association treasurer. GIS Turn Back Senate Ups Two Assaults SAIGON 'UPI)—Only hours, before the start of their four-day Tet cease-fire. North Vietnamese troops launched an unusual daylight attack today against an American jungle outpost near the Cambodian border, spokesmen said. Members of the U.S. 1st Air Cavalry Division repelled (he attackers twice, killing 4.1 of them. the U.S. Command said. American casualties were listed as at least four dead and three wounded Shell ll Targ Is The assault came as Commu-j Wist troops shelled 31 targets; overnight in South Vietnam,; including tho big allied air base 1 a! Bien Hoa in suburban Saigon. Terrorist incidents also wk* on the increase Field reports said the action near the Cambodia Border occurred in the flatlands around Landing Zone Tina, about lour miles from the frontier and 70 miles northwest    of Saigon. The outpost    of the    2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment. received an unknown number of 107mm rockets, rocket-propelled    grenades    and small arms fire at about 4:30 a rn. The Communists attempted a "light ground probe" but were turned back bv automatic weapons fire    and artillery barrages within an hour, spokesmen said. A patrol was sent out later in the morning and came under small arms fire from an open space west of the base, which the U. S. troops were in the ‘Continued On Page Two) Report Hike In Flu Cases The siege of "flu" in Laurel and Jones County has not I reached tho epidemic stage but( i absenteeism from school and work was increased this week From an enrollment of 6107 there vcre 655 students absent Wednesday from the Laurel] City Schools, according to J. M. Caughman, superintendent of Laurel Schools. He said 10.7 per J cent of the enrollment was absent. Caughman stated there was no set Pattern regarding the ratio] of absenteeism because some schools reported that fewer children were absent compared to last week, while other schools i reported they had a larger num-■ ber of pupils absent. According to A. C. Knight, superintendent of the Jones County Schools, better than ll per cent of the students were absent on Wednesday. There were 923 students and ten teachers ab-* ‘Continued On Page Two) Transit Aid WASHINGTON (UPI) -The Senate has voted to quadruple federal subsidies for mass transit. rejecting arguments that even the increased aid w'ould only “oil the creaking wheels of the status quo.” By a vote of 83 to 4, (he Senate passed a bill Tuesday providing $3.1 billion in long range transit aid, $1.86 billion of which could bo spent during the next five years. Only $795 million has been appropriated for transit subsidies since the program was enacted in 1964. Transportation Secretary John A. Volpe termed the passage of the bill an "overwhelming victory” for city dwellers. The bill, backed by the Nixon administration, now goes to the House, where its prospects arc uncertain. Arguing against amendments to boost the aid to $10 billion. Sen. John G. Tower, R-Tex., warned that the house might consider $3.1 billion too much. The $3.1 billion, spread over an unspecified period of more than five years, compares with $4.7 billion allotted this year in federal highway aid. The federal government would pay two-thirds of a city's costs for transit improvements, including purchase of land, trains, tracks and buses. Under the highway program, the federal share is 90 per cent. ON ARMS SHIPMENTS May Embargo LONDON ‘UPI) —The United, ready to ask the other big four States. Britain and France w'*1 powers to spged up their send early replies to Sovifcwconsultations as the best means Premier Alexei N. Kosygin urging a peaceful settlement of the Middle East crisis, diplomatic sources said today. They were expected to urge an arms embargo. The Russians have rejected an arms embargo and Kosygin hinted at stepped up supplies to Egypt. British Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart told parliament earlier this week that Britain would participate in an arms embargo if it were possible. The United States has been reluctant to ship further arms to the Middle East. President Nixon recently told American Jewish leaders he was prepared to supply military equipment "necessary to support the efforts of friendly governments, like Israel's, to defend the safety of their people." But the State Department assured Arab nations no decision had been reached on Israel's request for arms. The French cabinet met today in Paris and diplomatic reports there said France was (Continued on Page Two) News Media Sees Threat NEW YORK (UPD—Arthur Ochs Sulzberger, president of the New York Times, said today his newspaper    would cooperate with a federal grand jury that has subpoenaed a Times San Francisco correspondent to appear in a probe of Black Panther Party activities. But the newspaper executive and other top news    media officials expressed concern that this government action and others like it would infringe on the freedom of the press and ultimately work against public interest. Sulzberger, the Columbia Broadcasting System.    Time Inc. and Newsweek have issued statements expressing their concern over the subpoenas of (Continued On Page Two* Lawmakers Kill ‘Management’ Bill Meir Makes Peace Offer By United Press International wpre ready to pour more planes and arms into Egypt if 300 Band Students At Watkins High Saturday T-aurei will host more than 300 hand students Saturday when members of 17 bands gather at R ll. Watkins High School for district solo and ensemble contests. This is one of several district contests in the state band competition. The district contests take the place of an overall solo and ensemble state contest and students rated here will be state winners. They will be judged in four classifications; superior, excellent. good, and fair. Charles T. Kersh, director of R, H Watkins band and chairman of this event said students competing in solo or en semble contests will be arriving early Saturday and will be here throughout the day. The contest begins at 8 a. rn. and will end at 6 p. rn. Bands to be represented are R. H. Watkins. South Jones, Northeast Jones. West .Ion es. Bay Springs. Heidelberg. Hattiesburg. Waynesboro, Raleigh, Quitman, Seminary, Sumrall, Forest County AH.S.. Purvis, Petal Mize, and West Lauderdale. Kersh said judges will be Dr. Ira P. Schwarz. Dr. Burdette Smythe and Sherman Hong of the University of Southern Mississippi. Unions Accept New GE Pact NEW YORK (UPD—The 101-day-old strike against the General Electric Co. appeared headed toward settlement today following ratification of a new contract by the two largest unions involved in the nationwide walkout. Leaders of the International Union of    Electrical    Workers <IUE> and United Electrical Workers    <UE> said    Tuesday night their membership had approved the agreement by "a large majority." The other ll unions involved in the strike are expected to follow the    lead of the    IUE and UE and    negotiate    similar contracts with the company. | JACKSON (UPD—The Missis-| Sippi Senate narrowly defeated J Tuesday a proposal for creation ; of a committee to handle the business affairs of the state’s lawmaking body, but left pending two measures for related departments of legislative services and post-audit. The House-passed bill was defeated 24-23 after opponents argued the lawmakers would be creating a committee for "managing your business and my business.” The joint legislative management committee was one of three bills recommended by an interim committee to streamline operations of the legislature. On Calendar Other bills creating the relat-(Continued On Page Two) WEATHER Clear to partly cloudy today, tonight and Thursday with a warming trend. Widely scattered showers Thursday. High today 44 to 56, low tonight 28 to 38. Temperatures recorded in Laurel for the 24-hour period ending Wednesday. 7 a. rn., were: High. 33: Low, 17; at 7 a. rn., 18; no rain. Wind at IO a. rn. was southeast at 4 mph. RIVER STAGES Merrill 11.6, up 1.8. Slight rise forecast. Eastland Calls Closed Meeting WASHINGTON (UPI) - The Senate Judiciary Committee made a new effort today to clear the Supreme Court nomination of Judge G. Harrold Carswell to the Senate floor where confirmation is regarded as certain. The Committee Chairman, James O. Eastland, D - Miss., arranged a closed meeting for mid-afternoon in the hope of ending a parliamentary impasse over clearing Carswell’s nomination. Carswell, who is opposed by civil rights groups, picked up influential backing today from Sen. George D. Aiken. R-Vt., dean of the Senate’s Republicans. Aiken sa>d he planned to vote for confirmation of the Florida federal appeals judge. REP. LISTON SHOWS Ask Legalize Horse Racing JACKSON (UPI)- Horse raching and parimutuel betting would be legalized in Mississippi under bills introduced Tuesday in the House. Rep. Liston Shows of Soso authored a measure to make horse racing legal anywhere in the state. His measure would create the racing commission to supervise the activity. Reps. Walter Brwon of Natchez and Jim Simpson of Pass Christian submitted a measure to legalize horse racing in the three Gulf Coast counies and Hinds and Warren counties. The Sate Tax Commission, under their plan, would be the supervising agency. Submit Amendment Rep. J. A. Thigpen of Cleveland and others submitted a constitutional amendment to ‘Continued On page Two) _ COMPUTERIZED CREDIT A new computer - run device ends waiting while store clerks check your credit status The clerk drops your credit card into a slot, punches in the amount of the sale and in seconds gets an "okay" or “nix." You get fast action too. when you use Laurel Leader-Call Classified Ads to sell good things you no longer use to cash buyers. Make a list of the furnishings. appliances, tools and other such things, then dial 428-0551 for a helpful Ad Writer today! Egyptian warplanes raided Israeli positions across the Suez Canal for the fourth consecutive day today in the escalating Middle East air war. Israel offered to quit fighting if the Arabs would. Both Tel Aviv and Cairo gave differing accounts of the morning Egyptian air raids. Cairo said the bombers returned safely    "after    perfectly accomplishing    their    mission." leaving some    Israeli    forts in flames. Deny Damage Israel said the raids, north and south of the Bitter Lakes in the central region of the 102-mile canal, caused no damage or casualties to its defense line. The Egyptian bombers, some of them Soviet-buiit Sukhoi 7s, came in separate flights of two planes each, the Israelis said, appearing at 9:40 am. and again at 10:50. Cairo said one of the raids, against Israeli positions in the El Firdan area north of Ismalia. set the fortifications ablaze and started a series of explosions. Resume Raids Egyptian pilots within the past two weeks have resumed raids against he Israelis after a long layoff, responding to the Israeli air strikes to Cairo’s doorstep that began Jan. 7. Premier Golda Mcir of Israel said Tuesday night her government is willing to call off all such air strikes and attacks if the Arabs agree to abide by the cease-fire arranged at the end of the 1967 war. "The moment the Arab states decide the cease-fire line is binding on both sides, there will be no more bombings by us," she said in an interview on Israeli state radio. "So long as this does not exist, there is no other alternative." Reply To Soviets Mrs. Meir’s comments appeared to be a direct reply to the Soviets, who were reported to have asked Washington, London and Paris to pressure Israel to "cool it” in the air campaign against Egypt. Diplomatic sources in london said the Soviets hinted they necessary and would not stand idly by if another Middle East war erupts. 14 It. Frixidairc refrigerator with freezing compartment. Clean. Excellent condition. Call OOO-OOOO. TAKE ADVANTAGE of the great buys in household goods in today’s Classified Ads. LT. GOV. SULLIVAN Meets With Delegation WASHINGTON (UPI) - LL Gov. Charles Sullivan of Mississippi was in the nation's capital today to discuss with members of his state’s delegation the problems of school desegregation. Sullivan said he requested the meeting to discuss pending state and federal legislation and what might be done to ease the hardships caused by recent court orders. More than 35 Mississippi school districts have complied with the Supreme Court s mandate calling for total integration and many others are preparing to do so. "I think it is absolutely necessary for officials at both the state and national levels to be as fully informed as possible a-bout the school situation in Mississippi and about what other officers with responsibility in this matter are doing. That way. we can get maximum bcne- <Continued on Page Two) Williams Vows To Press Fight Against 'Mix' Order AT SOUTH MISS. SHOW More Honors Come To Jones FFA Boys HATTIESBURG. Miss. -(ones County Future Farmers of America continue to win honors it the South Mississippi Live-tock Show here this week which vill end Thursday with an auc-ion at IO a m. of steers. In Tuesday’s judging, West one* FFA member Lindsey ii ms exhibited the grand cham-iion Angus heifer. He also had irs! place junior Angus steer in he show. Lindsey is the son of Jr. and Mrs. Jack Sims and his TA advisor is J. H. Webb. The first and second place winces in the senior Angus bull lass were showrn by Wade Garin of West Jones FFA. He is the on of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Garvin. Gary Kitchens. South Jones TA member, was first place ■inner in the late senior bull alf class. Gary is the son of lr and Mrs. Donald Kitchens nd the South Jones FFA advisor i J. V. Pool. Herr//>rd Junior Rudy Mosi, *on of Mr. and Mrs. W. S. Moss, placed first for a blue ribbon in the Hereford junior bull calf class. He is a student at West Jones. Gary Tanner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Preston Tanner, also won a first and blue ribbon in the late senior bull calf class. He is a student at South Jones. The grand champion Santa Gertrudis bull was shown by John Shows, a West Jones FFA member. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Shows. The grand champion Santa Gertrudis female was shown by Robin Rob ison, a Northeast FFA member and the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Velton Robison. Her advisor is Kebie Luter. The reserve champion Santa Gertrudis female was shown by a West Jones FFA member, William Shows, son of Mr. and Mrs. Herman L. Shows. Joey Andrews won first place for his summer bull calf and also a blue ribbon for his summer heifer calf. Joey is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Andrews and is an FFA member at Northeast Jones. In Two Classes Mike Turner won first in two different classes at the show. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Carl Turner and attends South Jones. A West Jones FFA member had the reserve champion Hereford female. He is Robert Ishee. son of Mr. and Mrs. Billy Ray Ishee. The following FFA members from Jones County won blue ribbons on beef animals at the show: Jerry McVey, two; Paula Johnson. Billy Earl Johnson; Mark Ishee two; Elaine Johnson. John Shows, Charles Hayes, Billy Brownlee, Gary Tanner, Wade Garvin, Lindsey Sims, Williams Shows. Robin Robison, Bobby Shows, Robert Isheef Mike Turner and Joe Andrews, two blues each. LATE NEWS FLASHES Orders Example Set WASHINGTON (UPI) —Pres-! national example by moving to ident Nixon today ordered all eliminate air and water poilu-federal installations to set a 'tion within three years. Bomb 41 Targets TODAY'S HUMOR At the dinner table the other evening, Johnny said, "Pass the potatoes.” His mother said. "PLEASE, pass the potatoes." But he was quick to reply, “I asked first.” JACKSON. Miss. (UPD-Two Mississippi school districts won a delay Tuesday until September in orders for total desegregation of students, and Gov. John Bell Williams vowed additional complaints will be filed against federal officials. U.S. District Judge Orma Smith allowed the Starkville and Oktibbeha County districts to wait until next fall to desegregate student bodies, although i both systems are under order* ] to start a new faculty plan within a few days. Williams said refusal of the 1 U.S. Supreme Court to allow the state to file suit against the U.S. attorney general and the secreary of Health. Education and Welfare showed the court j “has recklessly abandoned the principle of government by law I and supplanted it with govern-i ment of men.” SAIGON ‘UPI) - Informed U.S. military sources said today the United States had bombed 41 targets in North Vietnam since the United States officially halted bombing of the North more than 15 months ago and that nine manned aircraft had been shot down. Police Chief Resigns CLEVELAND ‘UPI) - Police Chief William Ellenburg, accused of taking payoffs from the Mafia while a high-ranking Detroit Police official, resigned today, eight days after being named to the post by Mayor Carl Stokes. Church May Split Kirk Suggests Judges Ouster VATICAN CITY (UPI) - A Vatican publication hinted today the Roman Catholic Church in the Netherlands could be headed towards schism because of Dutch Catholic demands that married men be accepted as priests. Pope Paul VI strongly opposes relaxing the church’s celibacy laws. Mine Blast Kills 15 LENS, France (UPI) - A pocket of cas exploded nearly 2,000 feet below ground in a coal rn ’e today, killing 15 miners and injuring 17. Initial reports said still more miners were believed trapped in the shaft in northwestern France. ATLANTA (UPI) - Florida Gov. Claude Kirk, currently Dixie's most defiant official voice against pubic school desegregation, says he won’t sign any state checks to pay for the forced busing of students. Kirk suggested during a statewide television broadcast from Jacksonville, Fla., Tuesday night that Congress consider impeaching the federal judge who ordered the immediate desegregation of Volusia (Daytona Beach) County under a plan requiring extensive cross-busing. Busing Forbidden Kirk contends the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits forced busing. and Judge Charles R Scott’s order may be in violation of the act. Kirk said he would go to Washington today to "make myself available” to the Florida congressional delegation. "I will not sign warrants for monies that go to forced busing.” he said in his 30-minute address to Floridians. GOV. KIRK Two Mississippi school districts won a delay until September, Tuesday while four others opened integrated classes without incident, although while enrollment was down. Gov. John Bell Williams said the Supreme Court's refusal to allow Mississippi to file suit to force equal enforcement of desegregation in the nation amounts to "a lockout on the state.” He said further complaints will be filed because "We will not surrender to their irresponsible social experiment.” In Sandersville, Ga., schools in Washington County remained closed because 68 of 76 white teachers refused to transfer to a black school for "reasons of personal safety. White attendance was down for the second consecutive day in Jefferson (Birmingham) but officials said "our main concern is getting students enrolled at the proper schools ” Offcials of the Mobile. Ala,, [school system, the largest of 14 Southern school districts under the Supreme Court’s immediate desegregation ruling, said it will take "a little time to change an i entire school systems." ;