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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - December 13, 1957, Florence, South CarolinaWeather fair and warmer today and tonight. High near 45. Low 28 to 31. Derails Page 2. Reader s tip Florence s varsity mtg Jav basketball teams play last City Here tonight first Garni flt Story on Page 8-a. Rol. 264 Florence s. C., Friday Moening december 13, 1957 daily 5c sunday 10e Florence area South Frozen by frigid air pee Dee feels cold effects in wafer lines All our water pipes Are that was the loudest cry across the pee Dee area last night As residents surveyed the effects of wednesday night s severe cold wave. In Marion fire chief Joe boat Wright estimated that from 700 to 800 Homes were without water yesterday because of Frozen pipes and that a Good Many had burst. I would say that about 50 Homes reported pipes boat Wrig lit said adding that he had received reports that seven Homes had that trouble Between 5 p. M. And 9 yesterday. La s really going to be he fire chief commented when the ice virtually the same Story was re ported across the area. Near Lake City the Home of Jack Cook went up in flames. Al though he saw it when it originated Between his ceiling and roof he had to stand by helplessly be cause his water was Frozen the Cook Home was located near . Waller Moody Lake fire chief said his department was unable to answer the Call for help because the Cooks would not authorize a Deposit. The department later however answered the Call of a member of the Rural fire project Leo Carter whose farm was threat ened by the Blaze started on the Cook farm. In Darlington spokes Man at the police department re ported that there Are very few Homes where the water pipes Are not Frozen. The water did t thaw up enough to flow at my own Home until 4 p. Dillon fire chief Chesley Pate said he Felt certain that a number of Homes in Dillon were hit by freezing water pipes but that the occupants had made arrange ments and that nobody is suf As to fires. Chief Pate said that i May be knocking on Wood but we Haven t had a in Timmonsville an official at the town Hall said he had heard that five or six Homes had Frozen water pipes and some of them had burst. A few cars have burst cd blocks he said because of the Low temperatures. Although the freeze was one of the most severe to hit this area it came at the most opportune time As far As farm crops Are concerned. Farm Extension officials said that Only a few turnips and Clover had been hit by the freeze. Farmers usually Don t Start working up their season s tobacco Beds until next month. The sub freezing weather brought an Alllice High electric Power usage. A. .1. Ekuale head of Carolina i Power Light co s operating and j engineering department said that i for the first time in the company s i history the 14 generating plants recorded a Power demand of More than a million kilowatts. Freeze nips pipes and pocketbooks old Man Wintel was leaving a shivering Trail of j damage across Florence county yesterday breaking pipes splitting fire hydrants and Auto blocks and promising a Pinch on the housewife e pocketbook. Freezing temperatures kept in other parts of the Carolinas two Pel sons have already died by freezing and four other persons died from causes connected with the sub freezing temperatures. Many smudge pots lit this is one of Many scenes in Florida s Citrus Groves. Here j. E. Jones lights o Heater in an Brange Grove near Auburndale Fla. Of photo fax deep South fruits hard hit by icy wave by the associated press freezing weather ranged deep into the South thurs Day. Vegetable crops and Citrus were hard hit in Florida ind the lower Rio Grande Valley. A cold wave rolled through the Midwest across the Eastern half of the nation before hitting the South. The cold and accompanying Snow storms were blamed for at least 32 deaths. The Florida freeze of the worst of the Century. Damage was expected to soar into the Mil Lions. Early morning temperatures ranged Down to 18 degrees at Crestview. Ice was a common sight in the Central and Northern sections of the Citrus Belt. For most of Florida the weather was the coldest for the Date since another night of Freez ing weather was in Prospect. The 1934 freeze was one of the most injurious to Citrus and other crops in the state s history. The Florida Citrus commission which regulates the Industry called a special meeting for Satur Day to Survey the weather dam age. Damage to Beans and cecum area deaths mrs. A. A. Cohen Florence. F. V. Holman. Florence. Mrs. Mary Thomas. Mullins. Floyd Lake . Lit. J. Mrs. Laura Graham Loris. Mrs. Lide my Loralle Harls Ville. Details. Page 2-a. News in Brief nato Summit meet faces trouble storm from a reports Ike leaves today for where nato Summit meeting i faces a storm of troubles. Some1 of them Are difficulties among the allies while others Are Mure serious bearing a invade in mos in see. Of Stak Dulles flaw to yesterday. The crises in Indonesia Over in univ King of Dundi it driving i u Mil evil Sukarno into a rest Tine. The indonesian army can celled All leaves und ordered in Tei Nln in Imp Parks. The soviet Union stepped up its. Idler writ ing Campaign with a note to Allun members warning that the Dpi Iron of nuclear War has Riti Illy increased. The envy unlit i so crony hint or Van of its Arr in thine in Ensti in Allan tic. With nne destroyer and Damn Kurt. N Man in Rel and Harp Rrell rally Vermont sen. Urn Cert yesterday that or. James r. Kil Lian. Native South carolinian he put in full charge of the u. S. Missile pro Irani Nola Iilva Uver him. Striking sub tray i Stormi ii Tun tinned Luday tie fifth or Illier u ill Rutlt Ulter darn Tuulo fur Lull amnesty As pile Lar ending the strike tame last . N new Vinu mayor Wii Kiir sold lie d meet it. Pm to do Siuss the Bers in Broward county on the East coast was estimated at Tot million dollars. Miami Winter playground for tourists had a morning Low of 35 degrees and an afternoon read ing of 50. The freeze was the second major blow of the season to the Cit rus and vegetable crops in the Rio Grande Valley. The first freeze hit dec. 1. Twenty two of the weather deaths were caused by fires. The remainder resulted from traffic accidents in Snow storms Freez ing Falls on ice or overexertion from shovelling Snow. The state by state breakdown of deaths showed Georgia 8. Ken Tucky 8. Florida 4. New York 4, Texas 2, Tennessee 2. And North Carolina Pennsylvania Illinois and Ohio. 1 each. Baltimore md., had a record Low Reading for the Date 12 above. Washington. D.c., had a 13 Reading lowest for the Date in 53 years. Shreveport. La., recorded a Low of 19, lowest for the Date 80 years of weather Bureau Leco iils. Afternoon readings remained near the Zero Mark in upper new York state. Nearly a foot of Snow fell in upper new York and parts of new England. Southerly winds brought warmer weather to most of the Midwest. Southern California went through its fifth Day of a december heat wave with afternoon readings near the 80-degree Mark. Afternoon temperatures included Chicago 20, Milwaukee 22, Boston 28. New York 20, Washington 26. Atlanta 29. Dallas 47 St. Louis 30. Detroit 18, Minneapolis 26. Pes Moines 31. Seattle 43. San fran Cisco 45. Los Angeles 74, and Phoenix 6p. Much of the damage hidden but indications were Florence might turn into a Fountain of Spray when the thaw comes. At least two fire hydrants were cracked and the City water department reported eight to 10 Calls during the Day wanting to know if the water was turned off. Nope just Frozen pipes. Others knew the trouble and did t Call. A Survey of numerous service stations in town turned up reports of cracked motor blocks and Doz ens of Frozen engines. The Pine to the pocketbook looms next week when produce and Citrus prices May Edge up Ward because of crop damage still spreading in Florida. Both n. B. Baroody and Fred Germany produce wholesale firms Here said their contacts in Florida were standing on their Heads from worry hut could t evaluate the damage yet. Fred Germany officials said they expected the such As tomatoes Beans and celery to reflect damage. Citrus re ports were still sketchy yesterday however and the officials pointed out a big crop much already picked May keep prices from climb ing very much. Baroody officials stressed that damage could not yet be determined but expected effect on Tomato celery and lettuce prices. The Florida Citrus commission had set a special emergency meet ing to prove the damage As the slate bedded Down for another ice cold night. In Florence the weather Bureau predicted an even colder Friday morning with the Mer Cury crawling around 12 to 13 degrees. The thursday morning Low was registered at 15. A warming up trend is expected today with s High of 45 de Grees and tonight s Low Between 28 and 31 degrees the weather Man said. Florence temperatures since 6 . Read 28 at 6 ., 25 at 7. 22 at 8, 22 at 9 and 20 at 10 . From the botanical standpoint the drying air could spell More trouble locally today. Charlie Womack Nursery owner Here said he surveyed his plants yesterday but it was too Early to assess permanent damage. He checked around on Azalea buds he said and reported they did t seem to be damaged. Moisture might have protected he said. A thin layer ice coated much of his shrubs and plants. I he issued one optimistic thought i for gardeners. The freeze won t be n repeat of the 1950 cold wave he. Sair because we be already had . Dec. 12 a a weather Down to 27 one time and air Force voodoo lighter to another. Plants will he in much Bombi a today won Back irom dejected youngsters of their scout Cabin. Lionel Parker Freddie Holland Ond Michael Rose View Rumi morning news Nofo by vandals leave grim sight at boy scout troop Home by John Ray morning news staff writer vandals virtually ripped apart a boy scout hut and left a grim sight for members of boy scout troop 473 who gathered for j i meeting at their Cedar is. Re a treat last night. The vandalism evidently occurred sometime during the past two weeks. Scout master Emory Wil Liams told City police As the meet ing was held last week. Damage was estimated at close to but the loss suffered by the troop was probably More Williams said since the destruction prompted cancellation of a planned camping trip. Scout trophies Merit badge pamphlets furniture individual crafts and six charcoal stores Lay scattered on the floor in pieces. Cooking utensils which were to be used on the camping trip Lay Bent and useless. The sad part about the entire commented Wil Liams is that the kids had worked so hard on their crafts and spent 10 much time gelling the place fixed up. And to top it All we re going to have to cancel the camping trip because we have no cooking the trip was scheduled for dec. 20 or 21 at Camp Coker. Several break ins have occurred in the past Williams said but no widespread damage was clone. The hut was contributed by the Lions club to Hie troop. St. Luke s Luth eran Church sponsors the group. Host of the equipment has been purchased by members of the troops and some had been donated Williams said. Patrolman r. E. Poston said Entrance was apparently gained through a screened window. Lights were broken and bits of Glass spotted the floor. Only the american hag seemed untouched. A Bible was found ripped to pieces. Several of the troop s Twenty members had recently joined and the camping trip was to have been their first. Most of the dejected scouts Hung around outside in the cold air at police investigated and one by trudged off toward their Homei. News urges Aid for scouts who wants to see eager scouts lose a Long dreamed of Chance to go Winter the trip planned by troop 473 was left in a pile of broken equipment discovered last night at the scout hut after vandals had struck there. The morning news believes the Florence Public thinks too much of boys to let their Hopes pop like Bubble because of a work of Russell upholds segregation draw to our Side fair con Way. Dec. 12 we i Fidel that if we of the South re Donald former president j Tain our balance and maintain res of the University of South Carolina Olu Tely our principles we too said Here tonight that integration May surmount the designs for the wherever imposed has brought in political exploitation of the South its Wake a serious weakening of and academic i Russell who is considered a Likely candidate for next year s gubernatorial race made the Point in an address to the Horry county citizens Council. We of the he said shall see our course vindicated anally in the great forum of Public separate schools must a shall be preserved in this be said. But dark As the Clouds appear he went on i am con minded people in the rest of the Russell emphasized that sound racial relations must and rest upon Long experience and a carefully nurtured pattern of living that May conform to the mores of the Peoples. That Means that South Erners and southerners alone May solve the problem of race in this stale and they must do it in the Light of Long experience and any departure segregated pattern of Public schools he added can Only work to the disadvantage of both the White and the negro for it will doom the pro Gress of Public education from which both races can derive to much us Jet tops Wor id record at Speed of Mph mischief. Therefore acting As a collection Point the editorial depart ment of the Florence morning news issues this Appeal for equipment and donations to re coup the loss. Anyone May donate an item or contribution by bringing it to the Mezzanine floor of the news paper office or by calling 2-3221. The following is a list of items that were either stolen or Ren dered unusable in the wreckage 1. A Trail kit an eleven piece set including various size pans pots plates and a Large Coffee pot. This set costing about was used to Cook for the entire outfit. 2 a Large meat Fork meat Turner slotted vegetable spoon and soup Ladel. 3. Two five gallon galvanized cans used for washing and rim ing scout equipment. A Bible used by the troop at weekly meetings. Two tents were also stolen but scoutmaster Emory Williami said the toys would not need them this trip due to the weather. Transportation supervisor said they were not damaged to the extent new engines will be required. Tie buses were used yesterday. Repairs will probably be made Over the weekend he said. One of the army s top missile Iliili sail in ii in Latiin m Eedeh that Russia will inner Eli Clive weapons a result of i he Spulnik Wake Fores College it u in slain Salrin he pin know de. Ravonet 50ht it Wiz spec Ted to de. Hicks enters Ujj county race 1 Carl Hicks Farmer of the Sar Dis Community and tobacco Ware House official entered the race yesterday for county commissioner from the Timmonsville District. He is running in the january 7 primary for the unexpired term of the late Kemper Ward. Besides his position in the Plant ers and Gregory warehouses he adjuster fur the crop Over the 10.1-Miltt course last tues Day. Titis improvement Over the maj. A. E. Drew record Holder decorated by Macij. Gen. E. Mccomy record however because a photographic timer tailed. L. P. Twiss set the British record March 10, in a Fairey Delta research plane. The official Speed record is considerably slower than the top Speed of military research planes which Fly at extreme altitudes. Drew who comes from Carrell ton ga., is commander of the fighter bomber Squadron 27th fighter bomber Wing Berg is rom fab Tex. He took his first crack at the record last tuesday and flew approximately a detective camera Rob cd him of an official Mark. Today everything Pei meet . Maj. Leu. Clip ser Mcl arly. Ruvii Manider of Trici Icil air . Ullh air Force pre Sei led Dii-u1 with a distinguished Flung i Ems bleu1 also the i Ali d stall i i Una us . la. I l 111 Lii in Liy it. W. Win Ilii in a fill tin Kihei will receive Hie Thompson Tiki by Tor his it to Lupin fuel i Tui Neil Amu air in and .111 isl inc Lor Dii Hui world War ii. During the korean War he hew mis Sions in an flu. He earned the r Hin Cross. Air medal with two clusters. The uni Vii i 1-e-.iilenli.il i Ollil i and Hie mtg acc no Linn Riih Lizur Hiil Lle -i.m.s. Lie .1 Wile . And nun eve 1.1, us Boiu Iio. 5. Hail adjustment i Nivani of a Hicks was educated in the Sar Dis schools and graduated from ecu Beny College. He is the son of mrs. W. E. Hicks and the late or. Hicks of Sardis. He is mar ried to the former Kathleen Keels and Thev have three children. Boh Jato Aii d Petty. He is a Mason and a member of Sarris Lia list Church a sunday school teacher and training Union Leader and is president of the Sar Dis brotherhood. He is a native of Florence coun in. Carl Hicks i candidate

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