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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - October 15, 1976, Florence, South Carolina GOOD MORNING! It's Friday, October 15, 1976 OUR 53RD YEAR NO. 289 FLORENCE. S. C. DAILY 15' SUNDAY 35' Young Hits Jenrette on Tax Entanglements from Stiiff and Wire Reports Sixth District Republican candidate Etl Young revealed in news conferences Thursday in Florence, Columbia, anil Myrtle Beach thai a back-tax warrant for was filed against Hep. John W. Jenrette, D.-S.C.. by the South Carolina Tax Commission Sept. 16. According to records in the llorry County clerk of court's of- fice, the warrant was for taxes owed from 197.1. Also Thursday, an official of the Department of Housing and Urban Development said the agency is in the process of determining whethor a South Carolina development once con- trolled by Jenrette iscovered by The official, consumer specialist Brcnda Butter in HUD's interstate land sales of- fice, said if Heritage Shores is found to he covered by the law, HUD will suggest it notify lot purchasers they arc entitled to icfunds. The buyers were not given properly reports, which Grand Jury To Investigate? A federal grand jury will investigate U.S. Ik-p. John W.Jen- relte Jr., D-S.C., and his former associates in a North Myrtle lieach, S.C., I ami development company, the Charlotte Ob- server reported in its Friday editions. The grand jury will begin calling witnesses Tuesday to de- termine whether any of the dealings of Heritage .Shores, Ltd.. involved criminal fraud, the newspaper reported. The panel also uill investigate whether .k-nn-tte know ingly false statements lu a federal credit union from he borrowed using Heritjgo Shires land as cul- lalgeral. the I aw would require of coverefI companies, she said. Young said in making the tax disclosure. "Jenrclte says he supports legislation Hint re- quiics Congressional candi- dates to disclose their financial statements and income tax re- turns hut doesn't pay hi sown in- come taxes." The fonncr congressman, ;i Florence hu5ines5mfin fanner, ame answer I gave Ihc House committee ;md Senate commit- tee (during Uie confirmation hearings.> The mailer was fully investigated by those commit- tees nnd E think thai is a satisfactory answer." As to a projwtsnl (hat Huff in- vestigate the allegalimi. Kord said lhat is a decision for the Watergnle proscculur "and I wouldn't interfere with the spe- cial prosecutor." The President also denied that two recent decisions to .send sophistics led now weapons to Israel and to increase agricultural support prices were based on politics. Carter, lit reirwirks to a Lin- t-ntJ dinner in New York, said he had no reason to dis- agree with Huff's decision on the investigation of Ford's han- dling of campaign funds in Michigan. And he repeated his assertion thai Ford fins made only feeble efforts to secure a new unclear aims agreement between the United States and the Soviet Union. He said that <mce a is agreed upon hy the twn jialinus. "we imisl move toward ineln- .xlical. slep-by-slep mutual re- luciion in our atomic arsenal, maintaining at all limes rough equivalency in destructive pow- His for a enl hryond his previniisly staled piishimi lhat agreed-u pern reilings on such arc- loo high, nnd negotiations be ciHicei nt-d wilh re- ducing ihem. Carler (juestinrR-d whellser national security would be en (See POLITICS, Page HA) Effingham Woman Missing; Timmonsville Man Arrested 1 South Florence I 1 Beats West Florence I INDEX A tl-yefir-olrf tffinghmn h.ns been missing from her dome since Wednesday iiitilK mill .1 man tins in connection wilh nccord- to Florence .Sheriff William Harncs Unrncs sakl Thmsilay after- noon lhal Mrs. Diane McCicc McCown reported missing by her hnsbsnd, John Iloberl a I aboul 11 p.m. Wed- nesday. Charged wilh abducting Mrs. McCown and carrying her from her home by use of force is Joseph Snmuel Cole. 29, of lioutc 2, Timmoiisville. Cole was ar- rested Thursday morning in Darlington Cminly. Harncs smd officials arc searching for Ihe girl in Klur- cncc and Durlinglon Connlies. Mrs. McCown is employed wilh llic FMoreno.1 County Clerk of Court's office where she worked wilh mortgages and did general secretarial work. She and her husband were married Sept. 24 inScranlon. When asked to explain the re btionship between Ihe couple and Cole, Barnes said (hey were "friends." Barnes said he was releasing twirling of evidentiary value lo (he public OIK! commented, "I don'l know what we've got now." The Slate Law Enforcement Division examined Ihe blue Chevrolet ImpalaCole was driv- ing when arrested bul Barnes would not say whal may have been found in Ihc aulo. He said Cole, who rejnains in jail wilhoul bond, has not given a statement to law officers. Cole was arrested at a site on Highway 401, which Darlington County Sheriff Jack O'Tuel said is located about three miles out of He said his depart- ment is assisting Sheriff Karnes {See MISSING. Page 6A) South Florence defeats West i Florence, nlght.Page Bicentennial visit Florence in November. Page H2A. Fall mountain colors reported near their peak. Page 7B. S jj 5 V S ij: 2 ;j; 5: g and mild. Highs, upper 70s; v 'X Lows, upper 40s. Details, Page 3A. j: Palestinian Defenses Breached HKIHUT. 1-elnnon lAi'i Thousands of armor-led Syrian Iroops Ihrcwgli lines cast of Beirut on Thur- sday and .-idvanced nn Ihc southern port of Sicton. inlcnlon dealing a final How In Ilie I'alcslinian-lrflist alliance and hrinninfi Ilie war lo an end. The Syrians slipped behind I'alestinian lines a! Ihe moun- tain slronstiold of Bhamdoun, 12 miles east of Beirut, and stor- med Ihc loun early Thursday. Aflcr liours nf eiicll side claimed victory. Syrian military sources said Ibtir forces drove the guerrillas from Bhamdoun and turned their lank and artillery attack nn Aley. two miles to Ihe along the crucial Damascus- Beirut highway. Paleslinian spokesmen re- fused lo concede the loss of Rhamdoun. bill guerrillas and Ihcir leflisl allies were seen re- treating toward Aley. Tn Ihe south, a Syrian ar- mored column blasted guer- rilla-leflisl positions along the road lo Sidon and advanced an- Xher four miles westward, moving lo within four miles of ihe ancient Moslem port. Guer- rillas were busy mining Ihc rouleoflhcSyrianadvance. "They use iheir rockets like A'e use our guns." a leftist figliler lold Associated Press :orrespondenl Mohammed Sa- lam in Ihe Bhamdoun area. fire 30 bullets and they fire Mi rockcls. "They were yelling al us lo ihrow down our arms." he said. "They said. 'Surrender, you Palestinian dogs.' The Syrian sources said the Dffcnsive was aimed al pushing :he enemy forces back lo Bel- rul. where Ihc guerrillas ;ind leftists hold the west half of the rity. If Ihe Syrians succeed in their :wo-pronged Ihrust. which oegan Tuesday. Ihey will proh- ahly be ahlc to diclatc peace terms between the leftist .Mos- lems and right-wing Christiaas Top guerrilla chief Yasir Ara- fat sent appeals Thursday lo Arab nations "to help (he Pal- estine guerrilla movement against the treacherous Syrian invasion aimed al liquidating the Palestinian revolution." He claimed the Syrians were using Ihree armored divisions in Ihe offensive and were being supported hy an Israeli air and naval blockade. [pnoto by fl REP. JOHN JENRETTE ,LEFT REP. THOMAS O'NEIL CONFER O'Neil Campaigned Thursday in Sixth District for Jenrette House Majority Leader Campaigns for Jenrette Ky7.ANrK WILSON' Morning News Slalf Writer MYRTLE BEACH Rep. "Tip" O'Ncil, on ;i campaign swing through here for inciuutx'nt liep. John Jcn- rctle, smd Thursday that Jen- relic dnnp ;i "mnrvelous job" ;ind thnt he has the "greatest for him. Partly..silver-ijfiirctl nnd Ros- lonian, the House majority leader also staled Jenrellc's op- ponent. Kcpubliciin former con- gressman Ed "made no impression on me, 1 don't even rememher him." O'Neil siiid Jcnrellc kjiows hi? district and its problems, bul is nlso conscious of I issues. He pointed oul Jenrette wa< chosen by his fellow first-term congressmen to he their whip, and thai he "would never hiivc been chosen" by them if he is ineffective, as Youny has charged. O'Ncil .slated Jenretle. as whip, sits with the leadership of the House anrt parly, and meets with all kinds of national leaders who come before congress wilh their problems. A Washington publication's charge that JenreUeisoneof the teasl effective new members of the house is a "manufactured O'Ncil said. Young has been calling atten- tion to the story which was never actually published thai was to be written by a weekly named "Roll Call." O'Neil said the paper is "gos- sipy" and is moslly a humor publication, and that Us pub- lished article on the most effec- tive congressmen mentioned people who were close Eriendsof the writer. U'Neil his criteria for cf- feclivenosswriuW not agree with Roll Call's, lie said he buses ef- fectiveness on ability, working wKh the leadership, am! know- ledge of the economy of the home district. With those standards, O'Ncil went on to say, Jenrellc would be one of the most effective House members. O'Neil, who is expected lo be- come Speaker of the House in January, said (ha! in lhat office, he will "open the door" for Jen- retle and the problems of his dis- Iricl. The parly is "on the throesof a Democratic landslide." O'Ncil also staled, predicting the party will increase ils majority in the House by at least six seats. Hoivevcr. he said "it's close this year" in the presidential nice, hut he also predicted Jimmy Carter would win a "landslide" of electoral votes Citizens have been feeling "tremendous due lo one party silting in Ihe White House and another having a majority in congress, O'Neil continued, saying that .situation should be righted this year. Turning to replies lo Republi- can charges ot wasteful spend- ing by the Democralic congress. O'Neil said this body ha.s "for the first time in history got a hold on the funds of the U.S. gov- ernment." Budgetary reforms and new controls have helped hold down on spending, O'Neil staled, say- ing the congress is not guilty of "wild as President Gerald Ford has often charged. He also said that since IWi congress has appropriated less each year than the presidents have asked for. He said lhat if Young had gone along with his party if he had been in office past two years he vioukl have helped spend billion more than con- gress. The congressman also said an exjttctcil low voter turnout Nov. 2 shows that the country's free- dom, "the greatest asset in the world." is no', appreciated suffi c ion lly. O'Neil .-Mated he is m an "ullraliberal" as Young charged in n statement Thins day. but ,i "progressive." Lrtter in the afternoon. O'Neil accompanied Jcnrellc lo Mui- I ins, where they ar.d other offi cJals opened a Marion County Democratic headquarters. O'Neil spoke briefly there to aboul 70 people, moslly what had been said at his news conference. Lateral a a ton pic dinner here, Jenrclle lold ahoul 150 of his supporters lhat the Democ- rats arc the parly that is aware of people's needs and that "meansprogrcss in this coun- try." The Democratic Congress, he said, "hasmade the difference" in the economic recovery of nation, nol Ihe Republicans. O'Xcil joshed with Ihe crowd and told stories, then stated that Jenrellc's assets to the area arc thai he is a strong supporter of Jimmy Carter, his position as freshman whip, and his seat on the House Agricultural Commit- tee. "Jerry Ford cannot handle Ihe economy of Ihis nation." O'Ncil also declared.