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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - August 5, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaOur 47th year no. J17 the Only paper published in Eastern South Carolina , c., wednesday morning August 5, 1970 daily Loc sunday lie Nixon okays disaster Aid Washington ident Nixon tuesday declared a major disaster area in Texas authorizing Federal funds to help with Relief Mea sures in several South Texas counties hit by Hurricane Cclia this week. The amount of funds to be made available is still being determined by the office of emergency preparedness the White House said. The White House did not 1m mediately designate what counties would be on the list pending a Survey. Earlier in he Day Texas gov Preston Smith asked Nixon to declare at least two counties nieces and san Patricio major disaster areas. Smith s Telegram released by his Washington office said the Corpus Christi area has suffered millions of dollars to both Public and private prop erty. Sen. John g. Tower r-tcx., said he was informed that 12 counties were included in the disaster area designation. He named them As Atascosa Arkansas live Oak Mcmullen Bee Jim Wells no Eccl san Patricio Refugio Goliad Karnes and Wilson damage to Corpus Christ alone has been estimated at More than million from Hurricane Celia monday. A presidential disaster declaration makes available fed eral funds for temporary Hou sing unemployment compensation for workers out of jobs because of the disaster Relief and recovery work debris re Moval restoration of publicly owned utilities and repair and replacements of streets Brid Ges and other Public facilities. Roaring Celia Dies in Mexico shrimpers packed like sardines at port Arkansas Texas following Hurricane Celia s onslaught with 145 Mph winds the storm Tore boats Loose from their moorings before moving Inland tuesday confrontation cambodian plane Aid confirmed Saigon a american officials in Saigon confirmed tuesday that the . Air Force is answering cambodian re quest for help by sending up to 50 fighter bombers on daily raids in Cambodia. Informed sources said the planes each carry about eight tons of bombs and rockets on their daily missions Over Cam Florence Downs Orangeburg 5-2 Florence downed Orangeburg 5-2, to even the count at one game each in the current american legion state playoffs. See Page in. The Cereal Industry received quite a puff from a nutritionist tuesday at a puff from a nuts zionist tuesday at a the american orthodox Church will canonize a 19th Century russian Monk this week in Alaska. See Page 7a. Index ask Andy 7 b classified 4 b comics 7 b deaths 2 a editorials 4 a markets 3 b sports 1 b women 5 a Corpus Christi Tex. A Hurricane Celia was dying in the mountains of Mexico tues Day after moving across Texas and leaving this resort City of Gas or electricity and heavily dam aged. The Hurricane the worst of the season left 31 known dead -5 in Cuba 14 in Florida and 12 in Texas. The deaths in Florida were blamed on undertow and High Waters caused by Celia As she whisked through the carib bean. Officials said 90 per cent of downtown Corpus Christi was destroyed or badly damaged. With 70 per cent of the residential areas similarly wrecked of ii picture it we Are responding to any one s request for interdiction missions in the area of cambo said one . Official. Associated press correspond ent t. Jeff Williams reported monday from Kampong spec that . Air Force phantoms had been dropping bombs and napalm on Viet Cong and North vietnamese forces who had held Highway 4 since saturday Cut Ting off phenom penh s Access to Cambodia s Only Oil refinery on the South coast. Willams reported tuesday that Highway 4 had been re opened by cambodian forces. The . Command has declared that american attacks in Cambodia Are aimed at enemy world lives in South but officials indicated that the planes Are also striking at Viet Cong and North vietnamese troops. If the cambodians say there is an enemy troop concentration or Supply area at a Given one source said tues Day and . Bombers go into interdict this seems Well within president Nixon s ground on june 3, Nixon set guide lines for remaining . Mili tary activity in Cambodia after the withdrawal of american ground troops there a move finished june 30. The president said there would be air missions to inter dict the movement of enemy troops and material where i find it is necessary to protect the lives and Security of our men in South his stated policy seemed to Rule out direct air support from cambodian. Forces but was ambiguous enough to allow a wide latitude of interpretation by . Field commanders. Meanwhile cambodian troops patrolling Highway 4 50 Miles Southwest of phenom penh found the bodies of 11 civilians one apparently a european killed by a Viet Cong ambush on Sun Day at last report enemy forces still were reported holding Skourn 40 Miles Northeast of phenom penh. Cambodian Mili tary spokesmen said govern ment reinforcements were being soil there to try to retake it. The town straddles a key Road function leading to the besieged provincial capital of Kampong Thorn 45 Miles to the North an the just military Region head quarters at Kampong Cham due cast. Night. Chance of showers thursday. High today 90 Low tonight around 70. Details Page 3a. J emergency seen Gas train Barrier planned in Macon Macon a. A mayor Ronnie Thompson said tuesday he will build a barricade across Railroad tracks at the Macon City limits to halt the army s shipment of deadly nerve Gas. He said he will declare an emergency and Block the tracks to keep the train from entering the City. Macon officials said that if the Engineer runs the barricade he will be removed from the train and arrested. The mayor Saie he informed the defense department of his decision. I told them emphatically that we would Stop Thomp son said. The army to ship 28 freight cars of 305 rockets filled with nerve Gas from Anniston ala., through Georgia to sunny Point n.c., where they will be loaded aboard a Barge and scuttled 282 Miles off Florida. The rockets Are sealed in con Crete vaults shrouded with heavy steel plates the army has said they Are Accident proof. However army under Secretary Thaddeus r. Real said the army did not want to delay getting rid of the rockets because of the risk of a mishap while they Are on land. Thompson said recently he was concerned because the army was routing the rockets around Atlanta. He said if the shipment were not dangerous there would be no concern to avoid that Large City. The code of ordinances of the City of Macon gives the mayor As the chief executive the Power to declare an Emer Thompson said in his statement. I do feel that leak ing deadly Gas coming by train through our City is a legitimate emergency and i will Stop that train at the City the storm packing winds of 145 to 160 Miles per hour ripped in from off the Corpus Christi Bay monday night. Celia was reported battering herself to death in the mountains of Mexico tuesday after noon after sweeping across Del Rio pass 250 Miles Northwest of Here. The weather Bureau said its winds were clocked at 89 . The path of Celia held parallels to Hurricane Beulah of 1967 which left the Rich highly populated lower Rio Grande Valley suffering from severe floods for weeks. Beulah s top winds were 135 . But Celia s rainfall of less than 9 inches on the upper watershed of the Rio Grande no where approached the 30 inches that fell As Beulah entered mex Ico. However Flash flood warn Ings were issued for tributaries of the Rio Grande and the nieces River which empties at Corpus Christi was rising rap idly. Five victims were found in Corpus Christi and City manager Gay Walker of port Arkansas said three bodies were found there. Five died in Cuba As the Hurricane began its voyage. The other deaths were in Florida. Celia s Peak wind Speed of 160 see Celia page3a minister Golda Meir said tues Day that Israel will not with draw from All the Arao territory captured in 1967 and her Deputy indicated the United states had set limits to soviet involvement a the Middle East War. Mrs. Meir in an address to is r a e 1 s Aid Israel accepted an Amerl can peace proposal and is will ing to negotiate despite doubts about the Arab leaders sincere yoga in a debate following mrs. Meir s speech said presi Dent Nixon told israeli leaders that the United states. Had drawn the line on soviet assist Ance to the Arab countries. He did not say if that meant the United states had formally warned the soviet Union or threatened retaliation. But he did say that if the United states taken such a stand earlier it could have prevented the in creasing soviet involvement in he War. The soviet Union has provided most of Egypt s military hard Ware and sent it thousands of advisers. Washington sources said tuesday that soviet pilots flying clean up of their in Robit Wii feat twi Day in March any salvageable belongings. Hurricane Celia struck the town a Wraae blew monday afternoon leaving Many Bomer in a declares Israel won t leave captured lands Jerusalem a prime egyptian migs clashed twice with israeli warplanes in the past 10 Days. They said Evi Dence indicated that two of four mig21 jets downed by israeli i ots july 30, were flown by rus sians and possibly All four had soviet pilots. In the first Inci Dent five Days earlier soviet pilots chased israeli planes Back across the Suez canal and Nei ther Side suffered losses the sources said. Mrs. Meir outlining Israel s reply to the United states on her country s acceptance of the peace plan emphasized that is Rael has no intention of with drawing from All of the Arab land it occupied in the june 1967 Israel t rooms at time seized old Jerusalem Jordan s West Bank Syria s Golan Heights As Well As Egypt s Sinai desert. U Thant -encouraged1 United nations . A Secretary general u Thant pledged tuesday the full resources of the United nations to help push current Middle East peace efforts which he suggested might be a last Chance. Thant s statement came As his special Middle East envoy Gunnar v. Jarring continued urgent consultations with the big Powers and with representatives of Israel and the Arab countries. There is now i feel a Chance to make important and the said. Who knows when or even if there will be another Thant was commenting on the acceptance of the june 19 . Peace proposed by Israel Egypt and Jordan and the subsequent consultations Imong airing Secretary of state William p. Rogers and others. In the Light of the information written and Oral available to me thus Thant said and particularly after the very helpful talk yesterday monday with Secretary of state Rogers i am encouraged by recent developments in the quest for peace in the Middle Manson s attorney jailed los Angeles a the Edge polled jurors at the Sha Ron Tate murder trial tuesday sentenced a defense at Torney to three nights in jail after Charles m. Manson held aloft a Banner headline saying Manson guilty Nixon de Only one juror said he might be influenced by the headline but added that he thought not. Hanson s action came after the judge had denied without comment a defense motion for a mistrial based on Nixon s Mon Day amended Marison was guilty of multiple my s. Attorney Daye Sii inn admile he had placed the newspaper with the headline on a table where Marcson could get to it Tat said he thought he had re moved the front Page with the deadline. Don t drink the water hilarious event at fit by Linda Triplett morning news staff writer scattered chuckles from the audience at the beginning of Don t drink the water changed to gales of unrestrained laughter As last night s opening performance progressed at the Florence Little theatre. Don t drink the a hilarious comedy by Woody Allen is the flt s second an Nual show and is surely As entertaining As last summer s Barefoot in the director Ken Delson who played in Barefoot in the should be highly com mended for the work he has done during his first Florence directing assignment. Florence can definitely Hope to seek his talents in the future. Ben Nauss and Margaret Kir by As or. And mrs. Hollander stole most of the laughs As they complained and bickered with amusing naturalness. Nauss set the audience roaring when he split a table in two with karate chop. Another favorite of the Audi ence was Carter Byrd appear ing in a huge chef s hat As the embassy Cook. Jim Nelson also brought on chuckles As a magician who ins difficulty get Ting his tricks to work. Ronald i Baily played one of the funniest important roles As Jack and d w i g h t Lindley s the ambassador s son. Though he was called the failure in the play he certainly was no Francis Galagher was a Matu failure As Axel . Ral for his role As the Amassa Petite and pretty ayn Lewis was perfect for her role As the hollanders somewhat Ott Opeai but sophisticated daughter As she performed the part with evident ease. Don t drink the water would not have been Complete without George Tyson s Excel Lent debut performance As Kro equally skillful presentation of the embassy attache. A 1 s related Story Page 41? the judge noted that he had ordered in the morning that All apers with the headline be re noved. He said of Shinn h i s allure to obey it disrupted this trial and jeopardized this Only one of the 12 jurors and alternates questioned said the incident perhaps could influence Lim. Juror no. 3 said it might. It he did t think so. Two said hey had t seen the headline

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