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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - December 9, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaOur 47th year no. 343 the Only daily paper published in Eastern South Carolina Florence s. C. Wednesday morning december 9, 1970 daily sunday ise rail unionist asks u. S. Wage action mailing limit ordered Washington a the . Postal service has ordered a 300-mile 1 not on mailing packages publications and advertising should the my strike occur As scheduled thursday morning. No limit is being placed on first class or letter mail because of the possible interruption of train carried ih3 postal service said. Postmaster a neral wit m. Blount said the 300-mile limit May be rescinded by regional postal service directors who can arrange alternates meth ods of sending second third and fourth class mail. West Florence tops Southside West Florence in its first Home gome downed Southside 65-49, and Wilson lost to May Wood 68-58, in basketball action tuesday night. See Page 16. Gen. Westmoreland has ordered actions to improve army life including Beer at supper. See Page 24. Britons continue to muddle through troubles generated by a Power work ers slowdown. See Page 10. Index ask Andy 23 classified 20 comics deaths markets sports women slate nationwide walkout tonight Washington a a Union Leader hinted tuesday that Congress could avoid a nationwide Railroad walkout by ordering some wage increases into effect immediately along with an imposed strike delay. I Haven t said we 23 2 19 16 6 military mail going space available on air planes to an apr or Fpo address would not be affected by the embargo. Parcels sent by space available mail weather partly Cloudy and rising temperatures today through thursday. High today around 60 Low tonight in upper 30s. Details Page 3. Set program gets Mew lease on life Washington a the House gave the hard pressed supersonic transport program Al May Nat exceed five pounds the East a temporary new lease postal service said. Should the embargo become effective packages May not be More than 40 pounds in and must conform to size limit life tuesday when it refused to accept the Senate s rejection of funds for the aircraft. It voted 213 to 174 against in tons of no More than 36 inches. Strutting its conferees to accept in length or 60 inches in length i the Senate action in striking and Girth combined. Directors of the 15 postal re Gions have been instructed to from a transportation depart ment appropriations Bill a million item for construction of two prototype models of the seek alternative methods of much disputed plane transportation such As trucks j for Long distance hauling of the House passed version of mail. Should truck the Bill includes the Money so Tion be available to a Point beyond the 300-mile embargo area such transportation should be utilized the postal service i said. The matter must be resolved in the conference. The size of the favourable vote cheered set proponents who Yates d-i11., who led the opposition credited administration lobby efforts on republicans and appeals by businessmen across the country for the pro set House vote. If we said House re publican Leader Gerald r. Ford of Michigan if we turn that strike no matter what you president c. L. Dennis of the brotherhood of railway clerks told a House Commerce com Mittee considering emergency legislation to Block a schedule strike at . Thursday. Meanwhile Secretary of transportation John Volpe told newsmen in answer to a ques Tion that the Nixon Nistra Tiomi would consider using army troops to run the trains if there was a strike. But White House spokesman Gerald l. Warren said he knew of no preparations for soldiers to run the trains. Dennis told newsmen after the congressional hearing that if Congress imposed a 13.5 per cent immediate wage hike along with a forced strike delay and another 5 per cent april 1, then this would be Okay. I would go for the 45 president Nixon asked con Gress to impose a simple -15-Day strike delay in the wage dispute hich already has dragged out for nearly a year under pc Lay Market Over to the British and procedures of the railway the French the american air labor act. Craft Industry will be Anchor chairman Harley 0. Stagers the labor department in negotiations that broke off before Congress stepped into the Pic Ture. Dennis had said earlier Itiat ii the absence of any agreement his men would strike at . Thursday regardless of any attempt by the White House Congress or the Federal courts to order a delay urim pose a compulsory wage Settle ment. Dennis Union and four other Al Cio labor organizations involved in the dispute earlier had rejected a Railroad Industry wage offer totalling some 37 per cent Over three years. See rail Page 2 last prosecution witness leaves the final prosecution witness in the court martial of it. William Galley jr., James Dursi of Brooklyn n.y., leaves court after his testimony tuesday. Dursi is followed by an earlier witness Tom Turner of univer sity of Nebraska. A witness cites screaming and crying prosecution rests Case in trial of it. Galley although the postal service i margin would put the House has not been Able to estimate conferees in a Strong position in what percentage of its total vol ume moves by rail it said More than 250 million packages moved by rail during the Christ Mas mailing season last year. Vietnamese mob stones . Bases bands of Rock throwing demonstrators roamed South Viet Nam s fourth largest City tues Day night in continuing anti american rioting triggered by the fatal shooting of a Viet namese High school boy. Informants said three Ameri can civilians had to be evacuated by helicopter from the roof o a downtown hotel to escape the clutches of a howling mob. They were flown to a . Air base half mile away. Earlier in the Day demonstrators chanting Yankee go Home ransacked a bar frequented by americans burned a jeep and stoned . Military bases vehicles and gis. Some americans were reported injured by flying rocks. National police reinforced by territorial militia and Viet namese police fought Back with riot Gas and clubs injuring Sev eral students. The rioting was described As one of the worst civil disturb ances in qui Nhon since 1966, when students rioted against the Saigon regime in this City 275 Miles Northeast of the capital. The rioting began monday afternoon after an american sol Dier shot and killed a Pupil from the local Buddhist High school. . Officials said the boy was hit accidentally by a warning shot fired because some other youths were trying to steal Cra tons from an american Triick. They said the Pupil was not involved in the attempted Rob Bery. I have been saying that a 20-vote 1 their argument with the Senate conferees whose chamber voted 52 to 41 to delete the Money from the Bill. Senate conferees still will be under Strong moral possibly in i revocable commitment to insist Jon the deletion. I but the House vote kept open the possibility that conferees could restore the Money or that the House would refuse to give final congressional approval to. Any Bill that does not keep Ati least part of the set funds. Rep. Edward p. Boland d eur in me past me i Piure will belong to the British the House Commerce e amended the Nixon that it. The to provide for a 70-Day Ford repeated president Nixon s arguments that on grounds the new Congress would need More time. The new Congress crying a of the american plane j_i3i. Cost aircraft jobs the country would cripple America s aerospace prestige and technological Lead and Cost this country billion some estimates go As High As Haven t said we would strike no matter what you do. I be called a strike. Under the present Law. We have the right to Dennis at 1 the pro Daniel Brooklyn witness. Lion he in Adverse proposal for some two National balance of hikes was attempted on it. Benning a. A a i testified tuesday l Calley or. The execution of of screaming and vietnamese civilians at the witness was the said James Dursi n.y., was his final he added however witnesses he had count have failed to answer subpoenas and asked Permis usual mid rial motions for d Sion of the judge col Reid w Kennedy to reopen the govern ment Case later if the witness Are located. In late afternoon. Daniel Resl de his Case conditionally wit the matter of a reopening up off until later in the trial. H lad called 35 witnesses during 12 Days of government testimony. The jury was dismissed unil at least thursday and a ses Sion scheduled for i wednesday to Deal with the defense Money Bill okayed s9-0 Senate would ban funds for troops in Cambodia conferees said they will press for something less than the million to keep the set alive but would not name a Fallback Fig ure. He said House conferees want to Start the conference with sen Washington a the Senate voted tuesday to bar de sense funds for . Combat ground troops in Cambodia amid demands in an appropriations subcommittee that the Nixon administration disclose its Long Range plans in Southeast Asia. The new bar on sending ate counterparts wednesday. To Cambodia similar to j one enacted a year ago covering Boland and rep. Sidney and Thailand was contained in the de sense Money Bill passed on a Roll Call vote of 89 to 0. It goes to conference with the House where the ban on troops for Cambodia could run into stiff opposition. The foreign relations com Mittee meanwhile received i secret staff report from two aides who have just returnee from Cambodia and announced Frozen tight Boston firefighter Michael Mullone and Rick Connelly pull on ice coated wrench attempting to shut off hydrant to they can remove their Frozen Hoiet after battling an All night fire inia warehouse. The fire one of Wany multiple alarms in the City was battled by firefighters in High winds and freezing weather. A a censored version will be re leased wednesday. Sen. Stuart Symington do. Told the Senate it provides in dispensable background for decisions the Senate is shortly going to have to make with re Gard to . Aid in Cambodia and the deeper . Involvement which would inevitably the subcommittee hearing which brought demands for Dis closure of Long Range . Plans in Southeast Asia also produced administration pledges against deeper . Involvement in Cambodia plus forecasts that . Aid for Southeast Asia will needed for a considerable Ime. Secretary of state William p. Rogers said . Economic Aid o South Vietnam and Cambodia vill continue even after the Wietman War ends but we have no intention of slipping into the mistakes of the past by becom no More heavily involved in Cambodia. Rogers and Secretary of de Ense Melvin r. Laird insisted hat congressional approval of 155 million in new . Aid for Cambodia would make possible Urther american troop with Rawals from Vietnam after Icet Spring. But they failed to Ali say Sens. Clifford p. Case t-n.i., and John 0. Pastore d .1. Rogers and Laird asked for Early approval of an adminis ration request for More than illion in additional Aid this Fis Al million already authorized for credits to Srael and million in new assistance. For Cambodia Viet Nam and South Korea. Rogers specified that . Aid plans for Cambodia involve air attacks on communist Supply lines and other assistance but not military advisers or ground both secretaries said approval of the million for cambo million in new Mili tary and economic Aid plus million to reimburse earlier As make possible future . Troop withdrawals from South vis Nam after the current target level of is reached next May .1. Missal of charges a direct verdict of acquittal and the Lik at one Point in the final government testimony Dursi a Calley ordered him to fire vietnamese civilians. He added i could t go through with i these defenceless men Home and Calley 27. Is accused of the premeditated murder of 102 unarmed vietnamese old men women and children while Lead no his infantry platoon on March 16, 1968 assault on my a Village near the South Hina sea. The maximum pen by on conviction is death. The government claims 30 Olic victims died along a main of the Village and at least 0 others were put to death by automatic Rifle fire after being ended in units during a period an hour and a half into a ditch just outside my Ai. Dursi said of the victims he saw they were diving on top of one another. You know some mothers were trying protect their Dursi said his assignment upon entry into my Lai was to round up villagers whom he found eating breakfast or just going about their Normal q How Many did you gather a. I estimate i had at least 15 old men women children rang ing from babies carried by their mothers to children 5 to 6 years old. See it. Lallky Page 2 wholesale prices show slight drop Washington a the government said tuesday wholesale prices dropped one tenth of one per cent in novem 3er, not quite As much As an earlier preliminary estimate but still a Bright spot in the nation s troubled Economy. The preliminary report had estimated a drop of two tenths of one per cent. The final november report said the one tenth drop Only the second decline in More than two years brought the wholesale Price Index Down to 117.7. That meant it took last month for every Worth of a Broad Range of food Industrial raw materials Aid finished products in the 1957-59 base period. The Index was per cent above a year ago smallest an Nual spread in 27 months. There was no increase in average Industrial prices for the first time in 17 months. However living costs in octo Ber latest report available had climbed six tenths of one per cent to 137.4, meaning every Worth of typical family living costs in 1957-59 Cost that month. Living costs were nearly 6 per cent above a year earlier for the second year in a Row. Tuesday s final november wholesale prices report said farm products dropped so Van ten los of one per cent com pared with the earlier preliminary estimate of nine tenths. Nixon Colt s contribute to Grid fund Wichita Kan. A gifts from president Nixon and Balti More Colts owner Carroll Rosenbloom swelled tuesday lie memorial funds set up after a chartered air plane crash in col Orado in october killed 31 Wichita state University football players and fans. The pro football team owner ave to Wichita state and another to Marshall University of Huntington v.va., a school that suffered a similar tragedy in Early novem or when a chartered air plane Rashed in Virginia and killed 75 persons 37 of them football layers. President Nixon s gift to Wichita state was Wichita slate officials were decided what to do with Hornbloom s donation. The night of stars fund lat resulted from a nov. Recast has reached of donations. The Mon is to be shared with mar Lall and president Nixon s clo Dion went into this fund. The football 70 fund has ached and a separate Ichita fund now totals Wichita state will retain an additional from admission fees at the telecast. For rent 01 Santa Denver Colo. A for those people now accustomed to America s real a everything craze Here s Ai new one for the holidays rent a Santa. Rent a Santa is being launched by he Rocky. Mountain industries for the Blind As a charitable fund raising project. For a donation to our says rib president c. N. Blakc Slac Well have a Santa clans Call at the House on Christ Mas eve and spend 15 or 20 minutes with the kids talk ing with them

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