Florence Morning News Newspaper Archives Dec 25 1970, Page 25

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - December 25, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaSanta on his Way Santa and his Reindeer appear to be getting in a practice run for their heavy schedule Christmas eve but this flight actually is part of the Christ Mas display at the Flirl w. Kinsey Home in Johnstown a. You can almost hear old Santa shouting merry Christ Mas to All. I la be visiting your Home thursday a Florida couple gets Good Christmas present Charolotte a a they forgot All about the Bond a bit of Florida couple is having an is Linen they sold the trailer in through an specially merry Christmas this year because they Are Richer or. And mrs. Pines w. Smith of Dunne Lon. Fla. Lost 1968. Last month two owners re moved Pilker bought the Trail detective wort address on the Bonds got Pilker in touch will or. He was exploring it and i of the papers Pilker knew the in . Savings Bonds eight years ago while they were travelling in Mexico. This week the Bonds were returned to the i Smiths by William b. Pilker of Charlotte. The Smiths and Pilker relate the Story this Way j Smith and his wife trav a Eling after he was discharged from the Navy in 1962. The i used a Small trailer and had the Bonds in Case they i some Cash. But a series of family asters made them return to the United states hurriedly found a piece of foil tucked under a radio which revealed the when unfolded. Life came to Charlotte to get them Back. I still Don t remember hid no he said. Anci i know 1 never would have thought about them again. Are1 Smiths were the rightful own-1 you sure Vou found then under Smith. After some letters Back and Forth getting descriptions pers to Smith he immediately gave them to his wife saying keep them this Frins Day december 25, 1970 k Aiken school Board Case hearing set in january Columbia a a suit j the Type. Retain jurisdiction in the Case cd dining unequal represent they also ask that the Cour until the state Law is to n on the Aiken county school Board will be heard Jan. 5 by i s dist. Judge Robert w. Hemphill. Trio of Aiken county Resi a j dents has brought the class action against members of the Ai Ken county school Board and state officials. The three plaint iffy claim to represent people. The plaintiffs Are asking that j f four county area members the school Board be elect eco z at Large. They charge that area 1 has i five times As Many electors As j does area four. Other examples g of unequal representation also Laie cited. The plaintiffs Are asking that the current method of elections u Hool Board members in the i c on solid ated school District of be declared unconstitutional because it denies equal Protection of the h the school Board has seven members three of which Are elected at Large and the other four of which Are elected by each of the different Arii minis Tralve areas. The state Law which is challenged in the suit requires that there be seven members with one elected from each area and the others elected at Large. The plaintiffs ask that the Board of education be restrain-1 i. I dust wishes for a Holiday season filled with happiness and cheer. And sincere thanks for your patronage. Nettie Elizabeth shop de from carrying on any elec Tion of members which is not1 Ujj downtown Florence 8 i ers. Wednesday Smith and ithe his when Pilker handed the a Christmas sounds cruel in Viet prisoner Camps the shone Way its Light rating peace Joy. Eugene s. Gregg Washington a the sounds of Christmas can be cruel in a prisoner of War Camp. I remember the first Day mat we heard Christmas carols being recalled col. Morris m. Overly. We the weather in Hanoi was maybe like at Christmas time in Fie Carolinas. Rut a l Vou have is 1 s h Patamas and a sweater and nothing for your ovo in remembered and live in of Cement Walls cooled Down to the outside tempera lire. It s like living in cold Stor and then his North Viet captors began playing and carols Over the Oris i sneaker system on and off Ivoughn that 1967 Holiday sea n. It just inc easel the lonely Overly said. It in creased the Overly was 38. A family Mon with a wife and two kids Back Home. The music kept making him think of Home. Of course these carols were sunni Selv played to us so we of d enjoy he said but it did t work that Way. It just emphasized and highlighted tha extreme loneliness. And. So. Therefore the entire Christmas season was spent with my mind on my family. Because of the melancholy mood Why that s All i could think of was my his b57 bomber had been shot Down a couple of months earlier n a run Over North Vietnam. Prison life was still new. There s three ways you can Ive Over he Learned. You can live in the past you 155 Williamson re Florence. S. C an live in the present or you Best Ivi Shes for a Holiday season filled with happiness and Good cheer. And sincere thanks for your patronage. Woody s Barbecue Pamplico Hwy Florence s. C. Can live in the future. If you set and that was Lonc your mind on living in the past or the present you can be a pretty miserable animal. But if you hang your hat on the future you re going to be Able to make it All Overly said. But because they played these hymns these Christmas carols it conjured up visions of the past. And it was a very sad then on Christmas morning the speakers announced there would be a religious service. Through the Day he waited. In the evening the Clang and rasp of Metal on Stone the shuffling of feet told Overly prisoners were being taken to worship. But his cell never opened. six weeks later Overly was released the first of nine americans set free by the North Viet-1 namese through an american peace group. He spent the next Christmas at Home but it was t the same. New he is attending the nation Al War College. I have become a very Apa thetic said Overly on the eve of this Christmas. I find it hard to relate to other people s happiness or their problems because i remember those Guys still Back the Overly children a boy 13 a daughter 15. Hold much of their Christmas Fervour. But for Overly and his was no joyous return to hold times. After Christmas Sale on All Winter Stock Slack sets Slacks Coats tunics blouses dresses the House of personal service Miriam dress shop phone 669-6233 203 Cherokee rd., Florence . End of year clearance Sale of floor samples open All Day saturday january 26th to 31st free delivery Stucke Bros. Knight furniture co. 214-2nd Loop re. Florence s. C hours 9 to 6 monday thru saturday

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