Florence Morning News, June 16, 1967

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June 16, 1967

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - June 16, 1967, Florence, South Carolina OUR 44TH YEAR NO. 167 The Only Daily Paper Published in Eastern South Carolina FLORENCE, S. C., FRIDAY MORNING, JUNE 16, 1967 DAILY lOc; SUNDAY 15e Dodd: LBJ Helped Testimonials For Campaign WASHINGTON (AP) Sen. Thomas J. Dock! offhandedly acknowledged Thursday that he once ad- vised Lyndon B. Johnson that a series of Connecti- cut testimonials were part of his campaign for re- election to the Senate. the embattled Dodd told the Senate. "I wrote the letter." Fighting to escape the financial misconduct cen- sure recommended by the Senate ethics committee, Dodd insisted that a series of testimonial affairs held over a five-year period were to raise money for his personal use. not campaign j affairs. The ethics committee charged that Dodd raised the money! Ihrought political testimonials and converted it to personal (Stalf I'hnln by Son] A Senate vote on the censure resolution may come .Friday night or Saturday. Sen. John Stennis, D-Miss., chairman of the ethics commit- tee, said people who gave mon-; cy for the testimonials believe j Ihe funds would be used politi-l cally, not personally. j Slennis likened the Dodd case to that of the late Sen. Joseph Ft. McCarthy, saying both men! did grievous wrong to the Sen- ate. "There was wrongdoing to the institution." said the square-1 jawed Mississippi Democrat, j one of those who sat in judg-> mcnt on McCarthy 13 years ago. Sen. Edward W. Brooke, R- Mass., said the Senate must act on specific evidence it it is to punish Dodd. "You can't ask the United States Senate to sit inj judgment on this man andi maybe find him guilty of im-; proper conduct without sayingj what that conduct Brooke' said. Dodd sat silent in a hack-row] scat as the stentorian Stennis j declared: j i "I don't see how any impar- tial senator can find his way through this morass of money, mismanagement, lack of man- agement, lack of explanation, and come out with the conclu- sion that a grievous wrong has not been done lo the Senate." Dodd. a Democrat from Con- necticut, stands accused of con- verting in political con- tributions to his personal use, and of double billing the govern- ment and private organizations for seven trips on Senate busi- ness. Sen. Spcssard L. Holland, D- Fla.. told the Senate he is going to ask for separate votes on the two charges. He said the double- billing charge involves a crime, and the use of the money does not. Sen. Ernest F. Hollings, D- S.C., presiding over the Senate, ruled Holland's proposal would be appropriate. Sen. Wallace F. Bennett, R- Utah, noted that the Democratic National Committee was paid for the appearance of Vice President Hubert H. Hum- phrey at a 1965 Dodd dinner. "That to me stamps the meet- ing as a very largely political Bennett said. Dodd again insisted that the testimonial affairs were hold lo raise gifts for him, not cam- paign funds. "It wasn't for political pur- poses.." lie said, but he acknowl- edged: "Everything of this character has a political tone. How could II. be anything else." (See DODD, Pngc 9A) PARTIAL SIGHT LOSS FORCES JONES TO TAKE IT EASY ACL 'Red Cap' Hopes to Continue MOD Drive MOD Jones Losing Sight By JO ELLEN McKAIN Morning News Staff Writer James (March of Dimes) Jones, who for nearly 30 years has gamely campaign- ed against polio and birth de- fects, has become a casual- ty of disease himself. Diabetes, which struck Jones in 1950, has gradually damaged the retina of his eyes, leaving the March of D'imes worker partially blind. In his 29 years of solicit- ing funds for the March of Dimes. Jones, a "red cap" for the Atlantic Coast Line Railroad Co.. has collected a total of Jones said he hopes to again participate in the Jan- uary March of Dimes in 1968; but his participation hinges on the extent of his partial blindness, a result of a long bout with the diabetes. "The doctors tell me my eyes will just keep getting worse, but I trust in the Lord." Jones said. "I believe I'll be able to see again. I hope I will be out collecting in January." (He topped 000 during his one-man cam- paign this year.) A promise to a childhood sweetheart prompted Jones to lake an active parl in Ihe fighl againsl polio. "When I was a small boy, the first girl I ever loved died with .Ions said. "I watched her suffer for Ihree months and I promised her as she was dying that I'd do something about the dis- ease." In his firsl year with the March of Dimes, Jones col- lected only He upped this figure beller than 100 times with his all-time rec- ord collection of in j 1958. Because of Jones' own dis- ease, the veteran red cap was placed on sick leave by ACL about three weeks ago. Jones said railroad officials felt his condition would place him in danger in railroad yard duties. Jones has 24 years experience with ACL. He has also been "ground- ed" by his physician. Jones' battered bicycle, with miles chalked up on its speedometer from the pasl three March of Dimes drives, stands idle on his fronl porch. With the help of IB-year-old grandson, Jonathan Jones, the 57-year-old Jones is still able to walk up town, howev- er, and occasionally goes for strolls on his own. "Some (See JAMES, Page 3A) Kosygin To Talk At UN May Meet With LBJ UNITED NATIONS, N. Y. (AP) Soviet Premier Alexei N. Kosygin will leave Moscow for the Unit- ed States Friday to plead tlit Arab cause before the United Nations and possi- bly meet President Johnson in summit talks that could include Vietnam. En route, the Soviet leader will stop in Paris to confer with President Charles de Gaulle. Soviet and U.S. spokesmen in Moscow said Kosygin is heading a 50-man delegation to .an ex- pected special United Nations General Assembly session on .he six-day Israel conquest of .he armies of Egypt, Jordan ind Syria. In Paris, official sources at .he presidential Elysce Palace said Kosygin is expected to talk with De Gaulle on Friday afler- loon on the Mideast crisis be- bre flying on to New York. Kosygin's plans were made inown in Moscow before a nec- essary poll of U.N. delegations I was completed. Sixty-two af- firmative votes out of 122 are need to call an emergency ses- At last report, 61 affirmative replies had been received as the i count continued. While the Kosygin trip would seem to set the scene for possi- ble summit contacts on Vietnam and other issues besides the Mideast, there were no known plans Thursday night for big power talks. At the White House, press sec- retary George Christian said an old invitation still stands for Kosygin to visit Johnson and that the President would be glad to see him.. Johnson planned to be in Texas over the weekend, however, Christian said. Christian did not rule out a possibility that Johnson might attend the proposed special U.N. meeting but said there were no plans now for him to do House Rejects Rail Strike Bill VICKIE CARTER Slipped In Pond DENISE CARTER Tried To Rescue Sister 90-Day Extension Approved Instead WASHINGTON (AP) The House rejected Thursday night President Johnson's proposal for a compulsory settlement of the rail shopcraft dispute and voted instead for another 90-day extension of the no-strike period. Strenuous lobbying efforts by the administration er a two-day period collapsed as the House voted 189 to 105 in favor of an amendment by Rep. Claude D. Pepper, D-Fla., eliminatinf feature of the bill. 3 Children Drown Near Timmonsville Whether De Gaulle attends might depend on his talks with Kosygin. That the Russians were giving urgency to the Par- (See U. S., Page 2A) TIMMONSVILLE-A black- berry picking expedition spelled death for three chil- dren who drowned Thursday morning in a 20-foot-deep irri- gation pond near their homes. The victims were Vickie Carter, 10, her 12-year-old sis- ter, Denise Carter, and their cousin, Eddie Kirkland, 11, all of Rt. 1, Timmonsville. The youngsters were pick- ing blackberries near fhe pond, when they decided to throw maypops ino the wa- ter, according lo eye witness Thelma Ann Carter, 7-year- old sister of the drowned girls. While trying to retrieve the objects, Vickie slipped into the pond, Thelma said. De- nise and young Kirkland jumped into the water in an attempt to rescue the girls. None of the three were able lo swim, relatives said. Robert Carter, 18-year-old brother of the girls, was plow- ing in a nearby field and McNair's Signature Heeded To Legalize Brown-Bagging Miss Florence Pageant Tonight Thirteen of Florence's most talented and beautiful girls will vie for the Miss Florence title tonight. See Page 10A. Amateur Marty Fleckman showed the pros how it's done yesterday as he took I a two-stroke lead in the U.S. Open golf tournament. See Page GB. Victory over the Arabs has provided more problems than peace for Israel. See Page 4A. Index Ask Andy 12.V Classified 8B Comics llf! Deaths COLUMBIA (AP) One day next week, when Gov. Robert McNair signs a brown-bagging bill into law, South Carolinians can legally drink liquor in plac- es other than their homes. The controversial legislation, viewed as a wet-dry fight de- spite disclaimers lo the contra- ry, won final approval in the Senate Thursday. The senators gave it second reading and or- dered automatic final passage on Friday. Both the approval on second reading and the clincher for au- tomatic final passage were by voice vote. The senators thus avoided a roll call which would have put them on record on the sensitive issue. A roll call is mandatory if five senators ask for it. As a few ministers in the gal- lery looked on with disapproval, a chorus of nays from a mini- Markets of upstate senators Sports TV Log dB drowned out by the majority yea votes. The bill, already passed by the House, be ralified Women next weck ant! tne WEATHER Partly cloudy and continued warm through Saturday with widely scattered afternoon and evening show- ers. High 88, low 68. Details on Page 7B. ernor for his signature. There is no doubt McNair will sign it. McNair issued a stern warn- ing that existing liquor laws, al- lowing whisky to be consumed only in an individual's home, would be strictly enforced un- less the widespread practice of brown-bagging was legalized. In addition to the brown-bag- commission. ging section, permitting persons! feature in the new law will re- to bring their own liquor into li-j strict public drinking as now censed establishments, the bill creates a three member State Alcoholic Beverage Control Board to take over liquor law enforcement from the State Tax Commission. Gov. McNair will appoint the three ABC commissioners, two the compulsory settlement Then it passed the bill by a voice vote and sent it back to the Senate. If accepted there, the measure would block the national rail strike scheduled for Monday and put off any cri- sis for at least 90 days. But floor leaders of both par- ties warned that the action might precipitate a new crisis in 90 days and that the Congress might again be called to act in the lingering dispute. House members who have complained both publicly and privately that they were being put on the spot by the Presi- dent's proposal seized on the Pepper amendment as a way to avoid both a rail strike and any compulsory settlement. Efforts to get roll call votes on the Pepper amendment and on passage of the bill failed when an insufficient number of members supported the re- quests. The House revolt against an administration proposal was its second major one in a little over a week. Eight days ago, it re- jected President Johnson's pro- posal to increase the national debt ceiling to billion. The Pepper amendment was approved after House Demo- cratic leaders, Southern Demo- crats and Republicans had suc- ceeded in beating back a num- ber of amendments to the ad- ministration, proposal. All were backed by Northern Democrats who contended the White House plan puts no pressure on man- agement lo reach a voluntary A restaurant or drive-in will j settlement. answered the cries for help of Thelma and her brother, Lavern, 5. He managed to re- cover the body of Denise be- fore Timmonsville police, sheriff's deputies and the Dar- lington rescue squad arrived, Carter said. Florence County Coroner William T. Eaddy ruled the deaths accidental. No inquest is planned. The dead youngsters are children of Mr. and Mrs. Evander Carter and Mr. and Mrs. Clifton Kirkland. the present five-member Although legalizing brown- bagging has been denounced by ministerial groups, the licensing commonly permitted at many establishments. have to pay annually for a brown-bagging license. The fee for nonprofit organizations such as veterans' clubs is ?100. of whom must be drawn from I See BOOZE, Page 2A) Black Power Declares War in Cincinnati CINCINNATI, Ohio (AP) A black power advocate issued what he called a "declaration of war" in Cincinnati on Thursday night as sporadic racial violence spilled over into a fourth slraight night despite the presence of heavily armed police and increased National Guardsmen. Col. James Clem said the Na- tional Guard strength "has been increased by more than 50 per Marines Battle Commies Near Do Hang Base SAIGON (AP) U.S. Marines battled Communist Iroops below the big Leather- neck base at Da Nang Thursday in engagements typifying reu- nited ground action in the Viet- nam war. Flarcups -14 and 25 miles south of Da Nang coincided with speculation that Defense Secre- tary Robert S. McNamara's ninth trip to Saigon next week will bring a further increase in the buildup of American forces. With U.S. servicemen on hand as of last Saturday midnight, Premier Nguyen Can Ky told newsmen a total of 000 is needed. U.S. officials had indicated the planned commit- ment was by the end of the year. Tills was reflected Thursday in casualty figures which showed reduced losses on Doth sides in action June 4-10. Military headquarters an- nounced 17Ci Arnnripnns werfi killed, the lowest such toll sines the week of April 16-22, and wounded, the lowest since the weck of Feb. 19-25. Fifteen men were missing. There were 214 killed, wounded and one missing in the week of May 2B- June 3. The South Vietnamese com- mand said 215 of its men were killed, 20 fewer than in the pre- vious week. Eighteen of the oth- er allies perished, up three. The U.S. Command said Communist troops were killed, compared with in the pre- vious week. The AiiiCnCdri mate of the strength of the ene- my armed forces in South Viet- nam rose to a net in- crease of Unofficial tabulations listed Americans killed and 130 wounded in action in Viet- nam since 1961. In addilion there have been deaths from accidents and other non- hostile causes, 21 last week. The first Marine battle broke out about noon when some squads of the 5th Marino Regi- ment probably a rcconnais- JMUUI intuit: uiini.1 withering mortar and small arms fire 25 miles south of Da Nang. Marines poured in reinforce- ments, probably more than 500 men. The battle raged through- out the afternoon, but appeared to taper off as night fell. There was no report on casu- alties of cither side. Units from (he 7lh Marine Regiment, operating 14 miles southwest of Da Nang as part of a multibatlalion sweep called Opwnlinn Arizona, ran info about 60 Viet Cong. Tne Marines reported killing 15 in a fight still under way at sundown. There was no word on Leatherneck casualties. cent." Clem, deputy assistant lo Ihe slate adjutant general, would not give any exact figures, but a guard unit that went in Tuesday night had about 850 men. H. Rap Brown, new chairman of the Student Nonviolent Coor- dinating Committee SNCC spoke to about 100 persons in the Black Arts Center in the Walnut Hills section the scene of some of the rioting on previous nights. "SNCC has declared Brown told his cheering au- dience at the end of a 30-minute speech in which he attacked "white man's justice" for "rail- roading" Negroes to jail and accused police of breaking into the meeting. Newsmen at the scene said only one policeman entered the building and he did so at the invitation of the Negroes. The pace of reported incidents rock throwing and re- ports of unruly not show any marked increase im- mediately after Ihe speech. A similar speech by Brown in Dayton, GO miles north of Cin- cinnati, was followed by out- breaks of violence Wednesday night. The action could lead to a conflict with the Senate, which last week approved the Presi- dent's bill. But Chairman Harley 0. Stag- gers, D-WVa., of the House Commerce Committee, said the six shopcraft unions have given assurances no strike will be called even if Senate-House compromise efforts extend be- yond Monday's deadline. The Pepper proposal would mark the third extension of the strike deadline dispute since April and Would delay any walk- out by the shopcraft workers until mid-September. The major dispute between the six unions and the nation's railroads is money, and the two sides have had no bargaining sine? April except for one brief meeting last weck. (See RAILROAD, Page 5A) Mariner Still On Its Course PASADENA, Calif. (AP) America's Mariner 5 spacecraft has made contact with its guid- ing star and is speeding on to- ward a rendezvous with Venus. "Everything seems to be going a spokesman at the Jet Propulsion Laboratory re- ported Thursday. "We don't, have any problems as of now." The spindly 540-pound craft, with ils solar panels and anten- nas spread out to resemble a paddle wheel, successfully locked its light sensor on the slar Canopus on Wednesday night. ;