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Aiken Standard (Newspaper) - November 4, 1989, Aiken, South Carolina Prep Scores Aiken South Aiken 16 10 Midland Valley North Augusta 27 21 RSMonetta WagenerSalley 13 0 WillistonEIko BlackvilieHilda Silver Bluff Wade Hampton 28 19 42 0 Strom Thurmond Dreher 43 8 Wardlaw Academy36 Pineland Christian12 A Quick Read Salters Buffalo Room Reported Up For Sale NORTH AUGUSTA The restau rant owner who reportedly said he would chase blacks away with a shot gun if he had to is retiring and has put his business up for sale a real estate agent said Friday Bruce Salters Seven Gables Lodge complete with Buffalo Room res taurant antique furnishings and 21 motel units sitting on 207 acres is up for sale for million Salter and his wife Rose had said they would have to close the restau rant if they lost their liquor license The South Carolina Alcoholic Bever age Control Commission forced the Salters to forfeit their license Oct 24 because they had refused to serve blacks The property officially went on the market Oct 31 said Augusta Realtor Michael A Graybill president of Graybill Associates The signs are to go up Saturday Everything there goes with it all the antiques furniture Graybill said He Salter said he was retiring Weather Sunny And Cool Today will be sunny and cool with a high in the 60s Tonight will be clear and cold with scattered frosts with a low in the 30s Please see Page 6A for details Deaths Alton Boykin Jeffords Lamar Grover Cleveland Staley Aiken Mrs Mary Romano Turk Aiken Clarence O Wilber Spartanburg Please see Page 6A for details Inside Today Calendar12B Classifieds6B Comics5B Crossword8B Cryploquote7B DearAbby5B Local Front7A Obituaries6A Opinions4A Sports1B Stocks9A Television5B Weather6A Correction Candidate Not Invited To Aiken CoOp Meet A story in Fridays edition incor rectly stated that Robert S Skip per Perry was invited to a candi dates forum hosted by Citizens to Save Our CoOp at Aiken Electric Cooperative Perry a candidate in Tuesdays Aiken City Council election was not invited The Aiken Standard regrets the error Bush Stumps For 2A Lawmaker Charges 6A November 4 1989 Aiken South Carolina Aiken Teams In Title Picture From Staff Reports Several Aiken County area teams al ready have clinched spots in the state playoffs and a few others are still waiting In Class AAA Aiken won Region 4AAA for the third consecutive year and will host its first postseason game Nov 17 against the runnerup from Region 5 AAA Aikens likely opponent will be Marion or Cheraw However that may not be decided until next Friday night Due to Hurricane Hugo schools in the Charleston Sumter and the Grand Strand areas were granted an extra week to complete their regular seasons High School RoundupPage IB The Lower State teams not affected by Hugo that includes Aiken will have next week off Meanwhile the Upper State will begin its playoffs next week and take Thanks giving weekend off In addition to Aiken runnerup Strom Thurmond will represent the conference The Rebels will play the runnerup in Re gion 6AAA South Aiken though must get plenty of help to make the playoffs CA Johnson needs to win its last two games against Keenan and Holly HillRoberts In Class AA Silver Bluff clinched last week and will travel to the 4AA champi on likely MidCarolina Nov 17 In Class A No 1 WillistonEIko will host an atlarge team Friday night In Class AAAA North Augusta and Midland Valley are waiting for the final word on their playoffs hopes depending on other scores from around the state Midland Valley coaches expect their op ponent to be TL Hanna in Anderson next week The Mustangs would enter the playoffs as the number eight seed Wardlaw Academy begins play in the South Carolina Independent School Asso ciations playoffs next week The Patriots made it to the State Championship game last season falling 136 to St Stephens Wardlaw will host the winner of the Coun try matchup next week Mo Doc Mo Too Much To Swallow By CARL LANGLEY Staff Writer Legend has it the Indian was suffer ing intensely from the pain of the gun shot wound but the medicine being used by the frontier doctor was soothing the discomfort of the pistol ball that had pierced his hide Mo doc mo doc beseeched the groggy Indian as the doctor poured gen erously from the flask he carried in his bag The potent medicine high powered grain spirits was easing the stricken ones pain Out of this little drama around the time of the Revolutionary War in the upper reaches of the old Edgeitild Dis trict the community of Modoc suppos edly got its name if you believe some people The Indians cries of Mo doc mo doc while begging the physician to pump more soothing and lifesaving spirits down his throat may or may not have given Modoc its name In dispute others say the community lying along the banks of Lake Thur mond did get its name from an Indian Staff Gjapttc by Melissa Cute word but it had nothing to do with a doctor using alcohol to aid a wounded Indian And if this actually occurred there is Please See MO DOC NO Page 5A Colorful South Carolina Towns And How They Got That Way Frog Level Now the town of Prosperity it was first named for the large numbers of bullfrogs found in ponds around the place Pandemonium The capital of Hell in Miltons epic Para dise Lost but the favored reference to Edgefield by Revolu tionary Era preacher Mason L Weems Parson Weems the unofficial biographer of George Washington saw Edgefield as an immoral place TrickemvUle A small town in Greenwood that got its name because of the shady reputations of horse traders in the place Today it is known as Troy Devils Orchard A swamp in Calhoun County Early set tlers feared the place because they believed it filled with quicksand Hessian Hill A small piece of ground in Fairfield County where its believed lie buried the bodies of Germanborn sol diers killed in the Revolutionary War Gallows Hill A hill in Pickens County with a name lost in time Its surmised however that hangings used to take place on the spot New Bordeaux and Vaucluse Communities in McCormick and Edgefield counties named by French Hugenots to honor their native country Swansea A Calhoun County town named after Welsh set tlers Its streets honor Wales the land of their birth with names like Cardiff Brecon and Monmouth Nine Times A creek that twists and turns across the same piece of road nine times in Pickens County Wide Awake A Berkeley County community of long ago that got its name from politicians Those running for office were said to quickly recognize that voters living in the area were wide awake politically Stateburg A dot on the map in Sumter County today but once the planned site of the state capital Stateburg is famous in another way its the burial place of Joel Poinsett the Charlestonborn engineer who brought the poinsettia or Christmas plant to America from Mexico Mexico and Peru The names of two Colonial period planta tions The owners named them after the thenrichest countries of Central and South America in hopes the wealth would rub off Pottersville A little community north of Edgefield once famous for its pottery industry Vol 122 No 276 Prep Playoffs Midland Valley Berth likely will find out Saturday North Augusta In playoffs opponent to be determined Aiken Region 4AAA champion Hosts game on Nov 17 South Aiken Atlarge berth if CA John son wins last two games Strom Thurmond Runnerup in Region 4 AAA Probably host 6AAA runnerup on Nov 17 Silver Bluff Runnerup in Region 6AA Will Visit Region 4AA champion on Nov 17 RSMonetta Runnerup in Region 3A Will play Region 1A runnerup on Nov 10 WagenerSalley Failed to make playoffs WillistonEIko Region 3A champ Will host atlarge team on Nov 10 Wardlaw Academy Will host Country Day Andrews winner on Nov 10 Contras Hesitant On Meet Rebels Suspect Ploy In Ortega Proposal ByJUANMALTES Associated Press Writer SAN JOSE Costa Rica Nicaraguan rebels said Friday that they would not attend a meeting with Sandinista officials at the United Nations next week and pro posed it be postponed a week President Daniel Ortega asked for a shorter delay and that Honduran officials take part Ortega had requested the talks for Monday and Tuesday after ending a 19 month truce with the USbacked Con tras fighters The Contras instead decided not to at tend next week Wilfredo Montalvan a director of the Nicaraguan Resistance said Friday by telephone The date proposed by Ortega is a strategy of his political party to take us offguard Montalvan said That is he proposed that date for his convenience Therefore we propose that it be Nov 13 to be able to prepare ourselves And if Ortega thinks the only thing that is going to be discussed there is the unconditional surrender of our troops he should forget that since he is very wrong he added Our demobilization is voluntary and will occur when you can observe that Nicaragua is taking true steps toward the route of democracy Nicaragua called the meeting which would be the first direct talks between the two groups in more than a year to discuss disbanding of the Contras An Aug 7 peace agreement signed by Ortega and four other Central American presidents calls for the voluntary demo bilization and relocation of rebels from Honduran camps by Dec 5 The Contras were not a party to the agreement and have not agreed to disband The Honduran government said Please See CONTRAS Page 5A Bush To Back Any Reasonable Pay Boost Push For Congress Campbell Battered SC To Bounce Back From Hugo By STEVEN KOMAROW Associated Press Writer WASHINGTON President Dush support any reasonable proposal by lawmakers to win a pay raise for them selves and other top federal officials and judges his spokesman said Friday Bushs support on the politically touchy issue could encourage a new effort to push a pay raise through Congress before adjournment House leaders hope to bring the matter to the floor before lawmakers adjourn for the year around Thanksgiving but they acknowledged that much remained to be done and time was running out One congressional source speaking on condition of anonymity said the package would provide a costofliving raise for top government officials in all three branches of about 8 percent on Jan 1 Pay scales would increase another 25 percent the amount Bush asked earlier this year for executivebranch and judi cial officials the next January Mem bers of Congress in exchange would give up all outside speaking fees the source said In addition Congress would adopt a se ries of other ethics reforms including eliminating the right of members to keep excess campaign money for personal use when they retire The House also would Please See BUSH Page 5A By The Associated Press CHARLESTON South Carolina and its economy battered by not beaten by billions of dollars in destruction caused by Hurricane Hugo will bounce back stronger than ever Gov Carroll Camp bell said Friday We dont intend to relinquish our eco nomic leadership to anybody Campbell said in remarks to the annual Economic Summit sponsored by the South Carolina Chamber of Commerce The governor said the tourism industry is rebounding and added The South Carolina coast a little bruised is still better than most other tourist resorts that havent been touched by the hurricane Hurricane Hugo which slammed into South Carolina on Sept 21 left billion to billion damage in its wake 18 dead 270000 jobless and 65000 homeless Campbell warned that next year the state faces one of the tightest budget years weve had in a long time but said the state is as committed as ever to im proving education A quality education for our children is mandatory and we will not back off one inch from that commitment Campbell said The governor said the spirit of the state is stronger than destruction left by a storm and no storm is going to divert us from our continuing efforts to improve the quality of life for every South Carolinian Later Campbell told a separate confer ence on education that South Carolina has changed its strategy from produc ing high school and college graduates with a diploma to producing graduates with skills and ideas South Carolina must be smart to grow the governor told the University Urban Schools Task Force of the Nation al Alliance of Business The governor said more than 40 per cent of the adults in South Carolinas work force lack a high school diploma ;