Florence Morning News Newspaper Archives Aug 3 1973, Page 2

Low-resolution version. To view a high quality image

Start Free Trial
Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - August 3, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaAugust 3.1973 Florence morning news Robert Campbell shows soil Levels at left Reicosky examines data at Center Coy Doty stands by portable shelter Sliff photo by Sonny Smith coastal Plains drought problems May be ended soon by John Wrath Kifori morning news staff writer droughts in inc coastal Plains Region May no longer pose a serious threat to Farmers in the near future. A team of three agricultural researchers at the coastal Plains soil and water conservation research Center May Well have found an economical alternative to irrigation which could save Many farm crops during a draught period. Research on the project has been going on for More than four years and the team at the Center has been working with one particular crop for two years. Members of the team include soil scientists or. Donald c. Chicosky and Robert b. Campbell and agricultural Engineer Coy Doty. Historically. He project began when the team began looking for ways to get around drought periods in the coastal Plains Region of he Southeast a narrow band of land which stretches through eight states. Or. I Reicosky explained the problem basically the soils in the coastal Plains Are shallow and Sandy. Also quite often there Are periods of seven to ten Days when there is no rain. These two factors thus contribute to a drought situation. Normally the Only available course of action for a Farmer during a drought period has been costly irrigation. The expense of this procedure is often he said. What the research team has been working on. Therefore. Is a less expensive alternative to irrigation. The process they have been developing is called deep tillage. Campbell explained that the operation is basically a Chisling process in which the Farmer uses a cultivating implement set with Long spikes Ralh Erthan disks. In simple terms the spikes break up the soil at a level deeper than the disks. In most cultivated Fields in the coastal Plains. Campbell explained there is a general top level of soil below which the disks do not normally reach. The Roolof plants such As Sweet Corn do not usually penetrate below this level. Soil scientists tag this level the a soil level. The research team has found that deep tillage Breaks up the next soil level below the a a level so that the roots reach Down into the a-2 soil level. In reaching into the a-2 level the roots Are More protected from the drying effects of the Sun and May be Able to draw ground water below the Normal level. Thus the effects of a drought Are not As severe. The research team is just finishing their second year of using Sweet Corn in the experiments and the results so far look promising. Last year they were Able to alleviate the effects of drought periods for five to seven Days. This year they have countered the effects for at least 30 Days. The results of deep tillage Are influenced by the amount of rain during a growing1 season however because the underground water table fluctuates in accordance with the amount of rainfall. If the rain is heavy in a season the water table is higher and the roots can get to water More easily. Accordingly if the rainfall is Light the water table will be lower and More difficult for the roots to reach. In their experiments he team can control such factors As the amount of rain. Portable shelters activated by even slight amounts of rain cover plots of Corn. Many other measurements Are necessary however. The research team monitors More than 30 factors on an hourly and daily basis through the use of electronic equipment. Overall the process is extremely complicated. The Sheet amount of data is almost unworkable according to or. Reicosky. Nevertheless this phase of the tillage experiments is coming to a close. And As the researchers begin to examine heir data the situation looks David Keller certified but not buddy Ellis the Florence county election commission certified the candidacy of Democrat David Keller in he aug. 21 special election thursday bul declined to Lake any action on he cer Lif Calion of m. A. Buddy 32-year-old Baxter employee killed at work Kingstree a .12-year-old employee of Baxter laboratories in Kingstree. Died thursday afternoon when be came in con act Wilh a High Village wire while working on a ladder in the building. Williamsburg county Coroner Guy t. Macintosh said that Clyde Harris Eaddy of Greeleyville was dead on arrival Al Williamsburg county memorial Hospital. The Accident occurred Al . Although he incident is still under investigation Coroner macintosh said he has not plan Ned an inquest at his Ime. Rains gut concert attendance afternoon Rains sent the Florence symphony orchestra into the auditorium at West Florence High school thursday night for heir second summer concert sponsored by the City of Florence and the s. C. Arts commission. Approximately 150 adults and children attended the performance previously scheduled to be in Park. More than 750 Floren tines had listened to the first special summer concern july4. The concert began appropriately enough with Burl Bacharach s raindrops keep falling on my the selections for Iho evening were All Light classical pop and show Lunes. The woodwinds and brass were the strength of the orchestra thursday night. The absence of vacationing person Nel was apparent bul inc sym phony s sound improved through the evening to Snappy Rand Lions of when Johnny comes marching Home and the stars and stripes the two concerts this sum Mer were a first in 25 year history of the Florence orchestra and also marked the first joint Effort of the City of Florence and the state s arts commission. The local symphony is currently making plans for ils Silver anniversary season membership drive for the coming five concert year. Next season will also include performances by the new Florence j youth orchestra and the Florence choral society. Kills a Republican. Action was delayed on Ellis candidacy until election officials can obtain an opinion on his eligibility from attorney general the election commission s placement of Ellis s name on the aug. 21 ballot hinges on a technicality. Municipal and county candidates must be certified by the election commission 20 Days before the Day of a general Clicc Ion. According to the s. C. State code. Richard Deberr said. Deberry. Commission chair Man said he did nol receive a formal declaration of Ellis candidacy from Republican parly officials until lunch Lime 19 Days before the special election. Deberry Points out that this is a special election and nol a general election but the code does not cover the procedure to be used in special elections. In the past the clerk of inc House of represent aties Send local election officials instructions concerning the procedure thai was to be used in special elections he said. Bul the clerk of the House failed to give local officials any guidelines concerning the. Con state to seek funds for 2nd med school Columbia South Carolina higher education commission thursday authorized the University of South Carolina to seek Federal funds for a second slate medical school. Attached to the for the school to be built at Columbia were several conditions. One was Hal the University demonstrate the ability to raise non slate funds o pay 100 percent of building costs and 52 per cent of operating costs for Loyear. Another was hat no Money for construction or operation be spent until the general Assembly advises he commission that he slate will furnish ils share of operating costs for at least the first year. And a third was Hal All health programs at he University including two approved by he general Assembly his year be governed by a Board headed by a member of the commission. Plans for establishing a stale medical school in addition to the medical University a Snulli Carolina at Charleston hinge on getting Federal funding presumably from the veterans administration. The commission was told at ils july celing that pending Federal legislation would provide to million for the pc ration of eight new medical school around the Nalion. Chairman t. Aston Marchand of he University Board of t r u c e s said Washington sources have told him South Carolina is third in line for funds. He said inc iwo states to receive funds before South Carolina Are Texas and West Virginia. James k. Michael assistant commissioner said he had been advised Hal the full million would be impounded by he office of management and budget. A subcommittee of the commission developed the conditions. The chairman of the three member panel Fred r. Shch ceh of Camden. Said our feeling is Hal the circus lances for he impound men or the non impound Cal could vary depending on things thai Are going on in Washington the subcommittee stressed a second medical school whose purpose would be to provide the state Wilh More doctors should be started Only if the conditions Sel Are met. Marchand said he is nol Overly concerned about the 100 per cent non slate funding figure. Police Roundup duct of the aug. 21 special elec Tion Deberry said. Election officials in not know whether the provisions Gover Ning the conduct of a general election also cover the conduct of a special election. Local election officials called he s. A. Slate election com Mission thursday but were referred to the attorney general s office. If in the attorney general s opinion the election com Mission can nol candidacy the election will be held As scheduled and space will be left for a writ Cin vote Deberr said. Deberry noted he had walked with Florence attorney Mark w. Buyck. A Well known gop Leader about a week ago concerning certification and that he called his office again wednesday. Buyck returned the Call thursday morning. Deberry said. Recalling the Days when Here were no gop candidates in South Carolina elections commission woman mrs. L. F. Jackson commented jokingly that everyone voted for democrats in the general elec Tion. No one Ever heard of a Republican in those 0. M. Dawkins or. Clyde h. Eaddy funeral services for Ollie m. Dawkins or. Will be conducted saturday at 11 . In the Stoudenmire Chapel by the Rev. John t. Dabney. Burial will be in it. Hope cemetery directed by Stoudenmire Fune Raj Home. Or. Dawkins. 72. Died wednesday afternoon in a Florence Hospital after an illness. Surviving arc Ihrcke daughters mrs. Lemier Margaret Powell and mrs. Perry Libby Calculi both of Florence and mrs. Jimmy a Cliel Andrews of Lake City two sons 0. M. Dawkins or. Of Florence and sgt. Major Henry l. Limbo Dawkins. . Army stationed in Germany three Sisters. Mrs. Wilson Mcleod of Pinewood. Mrs. Ella Ward of Florence and mrs. Margie Benum of Tir non Seville two Brothers. E. D. Dawkins and Leo Dawkins both of Florence nine grand children and five great grand children. Warlie e. Wilson Timmonsville Warlie e. Wilson. 86, died thursday in a Florence Hospital after a Short illness. Funeral services will be con ducted saturday at 4 . By the Rev. C. Herbert Boulware. The Rev. Paul Koke. And Rev. Warren Ham Al funeral Home. Burial will be in Byrd a celery. Grandsons will be pallbearers. Or. Wilson was born in Florence county a son of the Laic Dell and Martha Lawhon Wilson. He was retired Farmer and merchant. Surviving arc his wife. Mrs. Lula Ham Wilson of Timmonsville a son. Henry Elliot Wilson of Rockledge Fla a daughter. Mrs. Jack Chrisline till of Timmonsville iwo Stepsons. John a. Thur Ham of Timmonsville and Jessie w. Ham of Florence iwo mrs. Waller a Billiel Spaulding of Seattle. Wash and mrs. David Yvonne Andrews of Lamar i9gran children and 20 great grand children. W. Courtney Dowling Tampa. . Courtney Dowling. 73. Formerly of Darlington died thursday afternoon in Tampa Afler a Short illness. Funeral services will be con ducted saturday Al 3 . In Tampa. Surviving Are his wife. Mrs. Virginia Taylor Dowling of Tampa iwo Sisters. Mrs. Eldridge Baskin of Sumler and mrs. Of. B. Brown of Florence two Brothers Benjamin Dowling of Marietta a. And Edwards. Dowling of Marion. Greeleyville Clyde Harris Eaddy 32. Died thursday while at work in King. Stree. Funeral services will be con ducted at 3 . Saturday in the Chapel of the Williamsburg funeral Home by the Hev. Lamar ramble and the Rev Gary Adams. Burial will be in Kin Gilree memorial gardens. Or. Eaddy an electrician and maintenance employee of Bax Ter laboratories was born in Williamsburg county a son of Lloyd h. And Althea Douglas Eaddy of Kingstree. He was a graduate of Indian own High school and served in the u. S. Air Force from 1962 to 1966. He was a member of my Vernon United methodist Church. Surviving besides his parents Are his wife. Mrs. Mabel David Eaddy of Greeleyville a son Timothy Loel Kaddy of he Home two Brothers Ray and Doug Kaddy both of Kingstree three Sisters. Mrs. Anderson Huggins of Hemingway mrs. Bobby Lee Reardan of Myrtle Beach and miss Windy Eaddy of Kingstree. Mrs. Alice Williams Mullins a mrs. Alice Fox Worth Williams died wednesday in a Mullins Hospital after a Short illness. Funeral services will be con ducted at 4 . Friday at cares funeral Home by the Rev. Hubert Floyd and the Rev. Lewis Mccormick. Burial will be in Cedardale cemetery. Born in Marion county she was a daughter of the late David t. And Leila Godbold Foxworth. She was a retired clerk a member of Macedonia United methodist Church and was a sister in Law of he Lale . Iov. Ransom Williams. Surviving Are her husband John Williams a daughter. Miss Louise. Williams of Mullins two Sisters. Foxworth Smith of Mullins and mrs. Mabel Foxworth Fuller of Charleston Heights. Mrs. Marie Benjamin p funeral arrangements will be announced by Ideal funeral parlor. Mrs. Marie Benjamin of the Meadow prong Community died thursday evening in a local Hospital after a Short illness. Other s. C. Deaths Sidney w. Patterson Colum Bia David Shealy Leesville David Kohn Columbia mrs. James h. Gregory Bishopville . A res Calhoun Falls mrs. Belle Grainger Conway vaster g. Hucks so Caslee mrs. Charles f. Hustle barn Well mrs. Fannie Tyler Aiken arrests made for gambling the second gambling raid in two Days resulted in several arrests and confiscations of Cash and More than 100 lottery tickets. Conducted by Florence narcotics and vice Mumford Del. Karl p. Frierson and slate enforcement division1 sled agent Richard Harris the raid occurred thursday night Al King s hut and the . Snack bar. Both located in the 200 Block of n. Dargan Street. Narcotics and vice officer Ray Cannady assisted in the investigation. Arrested and released from the Florence detention Center on Bond each were Rudolph Howard. 41 of 257 s. John st. And Fred Boom Sim Mons 48. Of 1010 is magistrate William e. Babe Mcleod issued Warran is charging the men specifically with Selling or keeping for Sale lottery tickets and participating in the game scene or proposal. Howard was arrested at King s hut and Simmons at he . Snack bar. Police arrested three other persons in connection with the raid and charged them with simple Possession of lottery tickets. All three were released from the detention Center on Bond. A Man and woman charged thursday afternoon with assault and Battery were released on Bonds each from the detention Center. Food Stamps show decline according to Olanta magistrate c. K. Truluck. Joe Scott j7, of re. 2 Lake City and Loris Ann Welch 31 of it. 1 Olanta were charged with assault and Battery of a High and aggravated nature against a 13-Yearrold youth. Arresting officers were Florence Deputy a. Bowers and Olanta police chief Ledel Mckenizie. Magistrate William e. Mcleod wednesday charged a 25-year-old Dixie Street Man with assault and threatening to kill a 14-year-old girl. In the warrant. Fulton Wood Berry was charged with assault. Arrested by under sheriff Archie Gainey and Deputy Andrew Sellers. Woodberry was released from the Florence detention Center on Bond. Also on wednesday. In county july figures from he Florence county food office show a decrease in he number of households using food Stamps mrs. Mary Helen Brown food stamp office supervisor released figures thursday which show the number of households on food slam Shavo steadily decreased since March. 1973. The number of households currently on food Stamps however is above the number on food Stamps during january of this year. In january. 1973. There were 4.177 households on food Stamps in february 4.408 in March in april 4.672 in May 4.483 in june and in july. According to mrs. Brown the number of households on food Stamps usually decreases in the summer months when seasonal employment in the pee Dee increases. Girls accepted Boonville to. Api the Kemper military Academy will accept girls this fall for the first Lime since the civil War. School officials have announced. Magistrate William e. Babel Mcleod charged Ernest Legrande. 27. Of Oakland Heights with simple Possession of marijuana of less than one ounce. Legrande has been released on Bond. Charged tuesday with abuse. Boyd hat Chell. 34, of 1015 Candy Lane was release d from he detention Center on s500 Bond. In a warrant issued by magistrate William e. Babel . Hatchell is charged specifically in that he did use in Telephone communication words of a vulgar profane and threatening against is. Virginia c. Hatchell. Arresting officers were Florence sheriffs department officers sol. H. A. Fields and Deputy Willie s. Eagerton. Waters funeral Home offers assistance to families in matters of 1. Social Security benefits 2. V. A. Benefits 3. Securing death certificates 4. Processing insurance 5. Rearranging plans Call us for help with any of these or other matters that might concern you. National selected mortician 89 years of service Florence s leading funeral Home and Chapel 400 s. Dargan st. Florence s. C

Search all Florence, South Carolina newspaper archives

All newspaper archives for August 3, 1973

Browse