Florence Morning News, June 19, 1976

Florence Morning News

June 19, 1976

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - June 19, 1976, Florence, South Carolina GOOD MORNING! It's Saturday, June 19, 1976 OUR53HD YEAR-NO. 171 FLORENCE. S. C. DAILY 15' SUNDAY 35' Ever Wonder What Our Presidents Would Look Like if They All Wore Powdered Wigs? Identifications at Bottom of Page South Africans Claim Rioting under Contro BODIES OF AMBASSADOR MELOY, FOREGROUND, AND WARING Leaving Befrut Enroute Home through Syria by Motorcade JOHANNESBURG, Soulh Africa (AP) Police in whileruled South Africa used automatic.1 weapons against black rioters and military re- servists were placed un alert Friday on the third day the nation's bloodiest racial uprising. Government spokesmen claimed Friday night that police were in con- trol Hijtl the riots were subsiding. Unofficial reports said al IcHsliO? persons were kilted and more lhan 1.000 injured in the revolt sparked by student demonstrations against a government policy requiring some courses to be taught in the whiles' Afrikaans lanuape. Scores of shops, beer halls, gov- ernment buildings, schools and ears were set ablaze in black townships as Ihe uprising grew inlo ,1 violent pro- lesl-againsl South Africa's racia.l policies. The government refused lo release updated casually figures after con- firming 58 dead and 788 wounded Friday morning. Separate death re- ports indicated the total was higher. Police Minister James T. Kruger declared un national television that There was still "snme arson, some but "no reason to uony at all" with police in control. Reports from riot areasconfirmed calm was being restored after sev- eral thousand heavily armed black and white police under orders to use "every available means" to crush (he disturbances moved into the troubled areas- H was the worst racial upheaval in South Africa, which hns 18 million blacks and 4 million whites, since .March 1960 when police in Shar- peville killed 69 blacks protesting laws requiring them toearry pusses. At the United Nations in New York, an urgent session of [Vie Security Council was called at the request of Benin. Libya and Tanzania to con- sider "the measures of repression against African people in and other areas of Soulh Afncri." (See RIOTS. Page 6A) American Convoy Shelled Trying To Leave Lebanon BKIIUT. Lebanon lAPl The (ir5l group of Americans fleeing war-torn Beirut was caught in an artillery rrnssfirf Friday as the convoy drove lo Dtimasuus with the bodies of tvsn slain U.S. diplomats. Shell fragments hit mil- hul no one ivas hurl. More than 100 Americans up for anolhvr (ivcrlwnd run lo Damascus Saturday tnoming un Ihe fame narrow mountain roads trial the lest cunvov fol- towed mi Friday. Tht1 re were tmese other develop- ments Washington. Slate Department spokesman Hubert Funselhsaid the Un- ilcd States had the safe conduct" of the Americans oo the weekend bus convoy organi7ed by the British Embassy. Paris, a Palestine Liberation Or- gnni7ntion spokesman said the PLOwas willing to "facilitate the evacuation of foreigners, from Lebanon" as long as this did not lead lo foreign intervention. warships moved closer to the Lebanese coast where they could act if fleeing America n r encounter serious trouble. U.S. government sources in Washing! on. raid. -The U.S. Embassy in Ueirut (See I.KKAN'ON. I'age 6A] It's the Dinkies' Fault We could give you a pressman's deflnilion of a "dinky" and a technical explanation of how a news- paperpress operates, but suffice It to say that some of thefealures which usually appear in your Sunday paper are in the Saturday paper this week. And it's all because of the dinkies rather, the lack of dinkies. Carolina Gardening Pattern Sunday Crossword Women's World You and Your Pets' The Editors 7A 7A 3C 1B 7A Florence To Get City Manager From Fayetteville Baseball Commissioner Blocks Finley's Sale Baseball Commissioner Bowie Kuhn voids sale of three top mem- bers ol the Oakland A's. Page 1C. Fellow senators appear with Sen. James P. Stevens at news conference to endorse his bid for another term. Page 5A. Dismissals on grounds of im- munity sought In suit filed by former Florence physician. Page 2A. INDEX Churches Classified Comics 'Deaths Editorials Markets Sports State-Area Theaters Women WEATHER Partly cloudy and warm; Highs, upper 80s; Lows, Upper 60s. Details, Page 3A. Governor f Vetoes Tidelands BUI FROM SOUTH CAROLINA This wagon represent- ing the state of South Carolina journeys through the nation's capital Friday as part of a Bicentennial- sanctioned wagon train that has travelled across the United States. {AP) By ZANK WILSON' Morning Klaff Writer Florence's new city manager is .f. Guy Smilh. id, currently holdi rig tii u same of f i cc i n Fay cl- tcvillc. N. C. He will conic to work here Aug. I. Smilh was introducer! al n press conference Friday by (he mayor and council, where he said he is "looking forward" lo Celling ID Florence. The soft-spoken, spruce Smilh lias been city manager oE Fayct- levilli? for (fie past'five years, and before that had been city manager of Laurinburg. N. C.. for 15 years. Smith said he wants "lo be n part of Florence." ar.d "H ill be ;t hard worker." Asked his philosophy of a city manager's function. Smith he is business adminis- Iratorof (hat uhile the mayor and council sf-1 policies ar.d budgets, Ihe cily manager carries Ihem out. He is alsfi a "learn worker" with cily department lieads. Smilh continued, assuring Flor- ence's depart mm I headslhat he wilt uork closely with Ihom and w ill not come in "sweeping clean tthh a new broom." Smith .said later that he has been seeking a new post in the North Carolina-South Carolina area ant! that he had been espe- cially inttrt'Sled in coming lo a smaller toun than Fayetlevillc. uhirh is ahoul tuice Florence's He indicated that an almost completely new Fayetleville City Council which took office last January had given him feel- ings of being be- J. GUYSMfTH New City Manager cause "things did not move as rapidly as they couki have." Mayor C. Cooper Tedder said he was "very pleased" and "very excited" about having Smith come to Florence, and about Florence's "destiny." He said the department heads who narrowed down. 81 original applications tosix riid a "beauti- ful also did during the time since May 1 when there has been no cily manager. Huh- He Safely Director Ben Dopier has been acting city manager. Tedder said Smith has an -il- lustrious background" which has been "thoroughly investi- three-man committee (See MAN'AGKR, Page 6A) By AL LAMER Associated Press Writer COLUMBIA .lames B. Edwards announced Friday lhat he is vetoing the Tiilelands Protection Acl be- cause it puts "loo much power in Ihe hands of li> people" and the federal government "We have been loM that this legislation would lake the fed- eral government out of con trol of Soulh Carolina's marshland areas." Edwards told a late af- ternoon news conference. "On contrary, il gives Ihe federal a hold on the visc- era of Ihe Soulh Carolina low- lands." Once again, Edwards em- phasized (hat ho owns marsh- land properly. He has a one- tenth interest in an island in lelon County. "This bill is a land-use plan- ning measure." Ihe governor said. "It is not. so far as f am concerned, an environmenlalist bill." Edwards, a native of Charles- Ion, said he has spent his life in the South" Carolina low country and has a "deep philosophical" interest in itslkialareasandsall marshes. He said he might agree lo a protection plan that could bc "administered but 'DS, Page 6A> Hays Relinquishes Chairman's Post WASHINGTON (AP> Rep Wayne Kays. whose mistress set off a Capitol Hill pay roll- .sex scandal, announced Friday he is slopping down as chairman of Ihe House AdminiMra- lion Committee. The Ohio Democrat, recovering from an overdose of sleeping pills, said in a letler lo House Speaker Carl Albert lhat his health and (he allegations about his relationship wilh Elizabeth Ray make il impossible for him lo devote Ihe time necessary to the job. Taking the opposile lack, however, was Utah Democrat AllanT. Howe, Lake Cily lhat he will plead innocent lo a charge of soliciting sex acts, will not resign and will continue to seek re-election despite pressure to slop down. Sen. Frank Moss. D-Ulah, who had wanted Howe to end his bid for re-election, said he was unhappy wilh Howe's decision and did nni ihink Flowe could be re-elecled. Howe said he u as innocent of the charge that he tried to pay 420 to two police decoy prosti tutes for sex acts, lie said an account ol the conversation with the decoys, as released by police, was false. "Anyone who knows me knows I uould not talk thai way." he said- House Minority Leader John J. Rhodes, said Hays' decision lo step down was bolh correct and predict able. "I Ihink Mr Hays did Ihe right ihing to get out. If he hadn'l 1 suppose a way would have been found to remove him." Rhodes said. Ar.d a move to force Hays oul of his chair- manship of Ihe House International Relations Committee's subcommittee on international operations was announced by Rep. Michael Harrington. D-Mass. Hays denied that he has any plans lo resign from Congress and Albert he will try to get the Administration Committee chairmanship back if cleared of charges that he kepi Miss Ray on his payroll al a year logive him sex. "I amconfidenllhat I will be vindicated asio any wrongdoing." Hays wrote.1 and when that occurs I shall ask for a re-examination of my position by the caucus." Hays has admitted he had a "personal rela- {See SCANDAL. Page SA) Washington, Lincoln, franklin Worry Truman, Dwight Eisenhower, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson, Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford ;