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   Laurel Leader-Call (Newspaper) - February 4, 1970, Laurel, Mississippi                                59ih 30 TELEPHONE FEBRUARY 1970 PRICE 10 CENTS HEART FUND LEADERS KICK OFF EFFORT Attending the kickoff meet Ing for the 1970 Jones County Heart Fund Drive Tuesday at the Pinchurst Hotel from LEFT SEATED Eleanor memorial gifts chairman Dan Rob personal solicitations chairman Jack Ellisville chairman STAND ING Hilman Wedge rural solicitations chair man Sylvia Hardy Ellisville cochairman Earl Schneider drive cochair man Wayne special events chairman Charles Pic Jones County Heart Association and Granville Walters publicity Volunteers pictured are Bill drive chairman Jim corporate gifts and Herbert association trea GIs Turn Back Two Assaults SAIGON hours before the start of their four day Tet North Vietnamese troops launched an unusual daylight attack today against an American jungle outpost near the Cambodian spokesmen Members of the 1st Air Cavalry Division repelled the attackers killing 43 of the Command American casualties were listed as at least four dead and three 31 Targets The assault came as Comma Wist troops shelled 31 targets overnight in South including the big allied air base ni Bicn Hoa in suburban Terrorist incidents also were on the Field reports said the action near the Cambodia Border occurred in the flatlands around Landing Zone about four miles from the frontier and 70 miles northwest of The outpost of the 2nd 7th Cavalry Re received an unknown number of 107mm rocketpropelled grenades and small arms fire at about The Communists attempt ed a light ground probe but were turned back by automatic weapons fire and artillery barrages within an spokesmen A patrol was sent out later in the morning and came small arms fire from an open space west of the which the troops were in the Continued On Page Two Report Hike In Flu Cases The siee of flu in Lau rel and Jones County has not reached the epidemic stage but absenteeism from school and work was increased this From an enrollment of 6107 there were 655 students absent Wednesday from the Laurel City according to superintendent of Laurel He said per cent of the enrollment was ab Caughman stated there was no set pattern regarding the ratio of absenteeism because some schools reported that fewer chil dren were absent compared to last while other schools reported they had a larger num ber of pupils According su perintendent of the Jones County better than 11 per cent of the students were absent on There were 923 students and ten teachers ab Continued On Page Two 300 Band Students At Watkihs High Saturday Laurel will host more than 300 band students Saturday when members of 17 bands gather at Watkins High School for district solo and ensemble con This is one of several district contests in the state band com The district contests take the place of an overall solo and ensemble slate contest and students rated here will be state They will be judged in four classifications ex and Charles director of Watkins band and chair man of this said stu dents competing in solo or en semble contests will be arriving early Saturday and will be here throughout the The contest begins at 8 and will end at 6 Bands to be represented are South Northeast West J o n Bay Hat Forest County and West Lauder Kersh said judges will be Ira Burdette Smythe and Sherman Hong the University of Southern Mis Senate Ups Transit Aid WASHINGTON UPI Senate has voted to quadruple federal subsidies for mass rejecting arguments that even the increased aid would only oil the creaking wheels of the status By a vote of 83 to the Senate passed a bill Tuesday providing billion in long range transit billion of which could be spent during the next five Only million has been appropriated for transit subsidies since the program was enacted in Transportation Secretary John Volpe termed the passage of the bill an overwhelming vic tory for city The backed by the Nixon now goes to the where its prospects are Arguing against amendments to boost the aid to John warned that the house might consider billion too The spread over an unspecified period of more than five compares with billion allotted this year in federal highway The federal government would pay twothirds of a citys costs for transit including purchase of tracks and Under the highway the federal share is 90 per Unions Accept New GE Pact NEW YORK 101 dayold strike against the General Electric appeared beaded toward settlement today following ratification of a new contract by the two largest unions involved in the nation wide 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 The other 11 unions involved in the strike are expected to follow the lead of the IUE and UE and negotiate similar contracts with the WAR ESCALATING IN MIDDLE EAST ON ARMS SHIPMENTS May Ask Embargo LONDON UPI The United i ready to ask the other big four Britain and France twwers to up their early replies to Sovietconsultations as the best means Premier Alexei Kosygin urging a peaceful settlement of the Middle East tic sources said They were expected to urge an arms The Russians have rejected an arms embargo and Kosygin hinted at stepped up supplies to British Foreign Secretary Michael Stewart told parli ament earlier this week that Britain would participate in an arms embargo if it were The United States has been reluctant to ship further arms to the Middle President Nixon recently told American Jewish leaders he was prepared to supply military equipment necessary tosupport the efforts of friendly like Israels to defend the safety of But the State Department assured Arab nations no decision had been reached on Israels request The French cabinet met today in Paris and diplomatic reports there said France was Continued on Page Two News Media Sees Threat NEW YORK Ochs president of the New York said today his newspaper would cooperate with a federal grand jury that has subpoenaed a Times San correspon dent to appear in a probe of Black Panther Party But the newspaper 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 Sulzberger the Columbia Time and Newsweek have issued statements expressing their concern over the subpoenas of Continued On Page Two Lawmakers Management Bill JACKSON Missis sippi Senate narrowly defeated Tuesday a proposal for creation of a committee to handle the business affairs of the states lawmaking body but left pend ng two measures for related departments of legislative ser vices and The Housepassed bill was de feated 2423 after opponents argued the lawmakers would be creating a committee for managing your business and my The joint legislative manage ment committee was one of AT SOUTH SHOW More Honors Come To Jones FFA Boys Jones County Future Farmers of America continue to win honors fit the South Mississippi Live stock Show here this week which will end Thursday with an auc tion at 10 of Jn Tuesdays West Jpnes FFA member Lindsey Sims exhibited the grand cham pion Angus He also had first place junior Angus steer in the Lindsey is the son of and Jack Sims and his FFA advisor is The first and second place win ners in the senior Angus bull class were shown by Wade Gar Vin of West Jones He is the son of and Gary South Jones FFA was tost place winner in the late senior bull calf Gary is the son of and DonaW Kitchens and the South Jones FFA advisor is Hernford Jwjlor ion of and i placed first for a blue ribbon in Hereford junior bull calf He is a student at West Gary son of and Preston also won a first and blue ribbon in the late senior bull calf He is a student at South The grand champion Santa Gertrudis bull was shown by John a West Jones FFA He is the son of and Herman The grand champion Santa Gertrudis female was shown by Bobin Rob a Northeast FFA member and the daughter of and Velton Her advisor is Keble The reserve champion Santa Gertrudis female was shown by a West Jones FFA Wil liam son of and Herman Joey Andrews won first place for his summer bull calf and al so a blue ribbon for to heifer Joey is the son of and Joe Andrews and is an FFA member at Northeast In Two Classei Mike Turner won first in two different classes at the He is the son of and Carl Turner and attends South A West Jones FFA member had the reserve champion Here ford He is Robert son of and Billy Ray The following FFA members from Jones County won blue rib bons on beef animals at the show Jerry two Billy Earl Johnson Mark Ishee two Elaine John John Charles Billy Gary Wade Lindsey Wil liams Robin Bobby Robert Ishee f Mike Turner and Joe two WEATHER Clear to partly cloudy tonight and Thursday with a warming Widely scat tered showers High today 44 to low tonight 28 to Temperatures recorded in Laurel for the 24hour period ending 7 were 33 17 at 7 18 no Wind at 10 was south east at 4 RIVER STAGES Merrill up Slight rise three bills recommended by an interim committee to stream line of the legisla On Calendar Other bills creating the relat Continued On Page Two Eastland Calls Closed Meeting WASHINGTON UPI Senate Judiciary Committee made a new effort today to clear the Supreme Court nomination of Judge GHarrold Carswell to the Senate floor where confirmation is regarded as The Committee James D arranged a closed meeting for midafternoon in the hope of ending a parliamentary im passe over clearing Carswelli who is opposed by civil rights picked up influential backing today from George dean of the Senates Republi Aiken said he planned to vote for confirmation of the Florida federal LATE NEWS FLASHES Orders Example Set WASHINGTON UPD Pres ident Nixon today ordered all federal installations to set national example by moving to eliminate air and water pollu tion within three Bomb 41 Targets SAIGON UPI the United States official military sources said today the United States had bombed 41 targets in North Vietnam ly halted bombing of the North more than 15 months and that nine manned aircraft had been shot Police Chief Resigns CLEVELAND UPI Police Chief William ac cused of taking payoffs from the Mafia while a highranking Detroit Police resigned eight days after being named to the post by Mayor Carl Church May Split VATICAN CITY UPI A Vatican publication hinted to day the Roman Catholic Church in the Netherlands could be headed towards schism because of Dutch Catholic demands that married men be accepted as Pope Paul VI strongly opposes relaxing the churchs celibacy Mine Blast Kills 15 France UPD A pocket of jas exploded nearly feet below ground in a coal killing 15 miners and injuring Initial reports said still more miners were believed trapped in the shaft in northwestern L1STON SHOWS Ask Legalize Horse Racing JACKSON UPDHorse raching and parimutuel betting legalized in Mississip pi under bills introduced Tues day in the Liston Shows of Soso au thored a measure to make horse racing legal anywhere in the state His measure would cre ate the racing commission to supervise the Walter Brwpn of Natch ez and Simpson of Pass Christian submitted a measure to legalize horse racing in the three Gulf Coast counies and Hinds and Warren The Sate Tax under their would be the supervising Submit Amendment Thigpen of Cleve land 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 punches in the amount of the sale and in sec onds gets an okay or You get fast fiction when you use Laurel LeaderCall Classified Ads to sell good things you no longer use to cash Make a list of the and other such then dial 4280551 for a helpful Ad Writer today 14 Frigldairt refrigerator with freezing Excel lent Call TAKE ADVANTAGE of the great buys in household goods in todays Classified TODAYS HUMOR At the dinner table the other Johnny Pass the His mother pass the But he was quick to I asked Meir Makes Peace Offer By United Press Egyptian warplanes raided Israeli positions across the Suez Canal for the fourth consecutive day today in the escalating Middle East air Israel offered to quit fighting if the Arabs Both Tel Aviv and Cairo gave differing accounts of the morning Egyptian air Cairo said the bombers re turned safely after perfectly accomplishing their leaving some Israeli forts in Deny Damage Israel said the north and south of the Bitter Lakes in the central region of the 102 mile caused no damage or casualties to its defense The Egyptian some of them Sovietbuilt Sukhoi came in separate flights of two planes the Israelis appearing at and again at Cairo said one of the against Israeli positions in the El Firdan area north of set the fortifications ablaze and started a series of Resume Raids Egyptian pilots within the past two weeks have resumed raids against he Israelis after a long responding to the Israeli air strikes to Cairos doorstep that began Premier Golda Meir of Israel said Tuesday night her govern ment is willing to call off all such air strikes and attacks if the Arabs agree to abide by the ceasefire arranged at the end of the 1967 The moment the Arab states decide the ceasefire line is binding on both there will be no more bombings by she said in an interview on Israeli state So Jong as this does not there Is no other Reply To Soviets Meirs comments ap peared to be a direct reply to the who were reported to have asked London and Paris to pressure Israel to cool it in the air campaign against Diplomatic sources in London said the Soviets hinted they International were ready to pour more planes and arms into Egypt if necessary and would not stand idly by if another Middle East war SULLIVAN Meets With Delegation WASHINGTON UPI Charles Sullivan of Missis sippi was in the nations capital today to discuss with members of his states delegation tht problems of desegrega 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 More than 35 Mississippi school districts have complied with the Supreme Courts man date calling for total integration and many others are preparing to do I think it is absolutely neces sary for officials at both tht state and national levels to as fully informed as possible a bout the school situation in Mis sissippi and about what other officers with responsibility in this matter are That we gel maximum bene Continued on Page Two Williams Vows To Press Fight AgainstMixOrder UPDTwo Mississippi school districts won a delay Tuesday until Septem ber in orders for total desegre gation of and John Bell Williams vowed ad ditional complaints will be filed against federal District Judge Orma Smith allowed the Starkyille and Oktibbeha County districts to wait until next fall to deseg regate student although both systems are under orders to start a new faculty plan within a Williams said refusal of the Supreme Court to allow the state to file suit against the attorney general and the secreary of Education and Welfare showed the court has recklessly abandoned the principle of government by law and supplanted it with govern ment of Kirk Suggests Judges Ouster ATLANTA UPI Florida Claude currently Dixiei most defiant official yoke against pubic school de says he wont sign any state checks to pay for the forced busing of Kirk suggested during a state wide television broadcast from TUBS day night that Congress consid er impeaching the federal judge who ordered the immediate de segregation of Volusia Daytona Beach County under a plan requiring extensive Busing Forbidden Kirk contends the 1964 Civil Rights Act prohibits forced bus and Judge Charles R Scotts order may be in violation of the Kirk said he would go to Washington today to make myself available to the Florida congressional dele I will not sign warrants for monies that go to forced bus he said in his 30minute address to KIRK Two Mississippi school dis tricts won a delay until Septem Tuesday while four others opened integrated classes with out although white en rollment was John Bell Williams said the Supreme Courts refusal to allow Mississippi to file suit to force equal enforcement of de segregation in the nation amounts to a lockout on the He said further com plaints will be filed because We will not surrender to their irresponsible i o c i a 1 experi In schools in Washington County remained closed because 68 of 76 white teachers refused to transfer to a black school for reasons of personal White attendance was down for the second consecutive day in Jefferson Birmingham but officials said our main concern is getting students en rolled at the proper Offcials of the school the largest of 14 Southern school districts under the Supreme Courts immediate desegregation said will take a little time to change an entire school   

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