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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - February 9, 1954, Florence, South CarolinaTuesday morning february 9, 1954__________ Lake City getting new Light system Page 5 by a staff correspondent Lake City feb. 8 a new six Way signal Light system is boing installed in Lake City. The lights costing arc be ing installed by the City in cooperation with the Carolina Power and Light co. Und the Atlantic const line Railroad. The lights will be especially beneficial on the main St. Crossing considered one of the. Most dangerous in the City. The new system will direct the i Ruffic on both main St. And a line ave. The main St. Tight will Vork with tie Railroad signal sys tem and at that time the Acline ave. Traffic parallel to the rail tiny will flow on. The installation work is currently in Progress and is expected to be completed and the lights in operation within 10 Days. Completion of the new lights will give the City five Complete sets of such lights m. A. Hines police chief said he new lights at the main St. Crossing will relieve a traffic Hazard. The Railroad installed Blinker lights at that spot Sev eral years ago. Officials said the new lights will pc purchased through parking me or f tints. Coker alumnae group selects representative Hartsville feb. 8 mrs. Victor Stoll of Kingstree has been named chairman of the 23rd District Williamsburg county of the Coker College alumnae Assn. According to the College alumnae of fice. She succeeds miss Eleanor Vause of Kingstree now teach no in co Lumbia. Mrs. Stoll also succeeds miss Vause As chairman of a 23rd District committee named to recommend candidates from the District for one of a series of Semi Centennial anniversary Honor scholarships co Ker offering. These 50th anniversary awards commemorate the Semi Centennial of the College s founding in 1908. They Are open to outstanding High school girls who Are Candi dates for admission to Coker s in Bicentennial class of 58. Total value of each scholarship is payable in s125 yearly instalments. Tip for weak husbands wives of thousands of plei Are weak Tirril dul in in Pep and Energy. They old by cause bodies Lark Iron at 40, 80, 60 or Over. For new younger feeling try Pitrez tonic tablets today. Contain Iron you too May need to get new Pep tireless Energy and to feel years younger. Also supplement Vit Ammi by and by. Get acquainted Cue Coati Little Only 50f. At All druggists. Police outline 53 activities by a staff correspondent darlington7, feb. 8 chief of police j. P. Privette. Of Darington has released a report of 1953 activities of his department. During the year. Darlington offi cers handled cases. Total amount received for fines was 123. Sixty seven persons were arrested duri Ilg 1953 for drunk driving n Darlington and 72 for reckless driving. Eighty eight were arrested for driving too fast for seventy two persons in Darling ton ran Stop signs last year according to the police report. Other offences listed were drunk. 258 drunk and disorderly 7 disorderly conduct 93, and shop lifting 17. Eighteen persons were arrested in the City limits for Bootleg whisky offences and 19 persons for Arceny. During the year. 13 arrests were made for gambling and 13 for housebreaking and larceny. The Darlington police depart ment investigated 134 wrecks in the City in 1953. Estimated property damage from those wrecks was eleven persons were injured and one killed in accidents in the City last year. Three pedestrians were slightly injured. Jones announces for Renoir motion Columbia. Feb. 8 agriculture commissioner j. To. Jones announced today he will be a candidate for renomination to the Post he now holds in the sum Mer democratic party primary. Jones. 67, has been commissioner since 1933. He is a native of Abbeville an attended Clemson College and the University of South Carolina. He had been an employee of the department since 1912 before be coming commissioner. No other candidates have announced for the Post. Very important party men whose taste is certain recognize in Gallagher Burton one of America s great 77-year old tradition at important parties but not extravagantly priced. Taste it make it Mellow make it certain make it. Whiskey. 86 proof Grain Neutral spirits Gallagher Burton inc., bali., my. Discussing preliminary plans for the construction of the three million Dollar Wool Plant at Johnsonville this Trio of officials have arrived to Iron out details. The three left to right Are c. S. Carter project manager for Daniel construction co., Greenville f. N. Phil lips or. Of the Southern mapping and Engineer ing co., Greensboro n.c., and j. F. Osteen division train master with Seaboard railway. Morning news photo to meet today Sci a to the morning news Hartsville feb. 8 or. Alice m. Baldwin professor Emeri Tus of history and former academic Dean of the woman s College at Duke University will be guest speaker at an open meeting of the Hartsville Branch of the american association of University women on tuesday. The monthly meeting is to be held at 8 . In the Coker College drawing room. Mrs. Joseph c. Robert chairman of the local Paauw education committee is in charge of the program. The guest speaker holds a. B. And m. A. Degrees from Cornell and the . From the University of Chicago. She has studied at various other institutions including the Sor Bonne. Honorary doctor of Laws degrees have been conferred on her by both a Cunt and Duke. Or. Baldwin came to Duke in 1924, the first woman elected to the faculty there. She retired in 1917. The author of a number of books and articles in professional Maga zines., she is also a member of a Large number of professional Organiza Lions. Johnsonville site bulges with persons seeking work by a staff correspondent Johnsonville feb. 8 officials of Daniel construction co. Johnsonville to map out pre Imi uary plans for the construction of a big Wool Plant were de used today with local people seek ing employment. S. Carter project manager for the Greenville construction firm estimated that possibly turned out expecting that an employment Bureau would be set up. One observer said that the Plant site just East of town was so crowded that you could t get near Carter said most of the crowd dispersed by noontime however when they found out that hiring had not begun. Just when the company would Start hiring construction labourers was still a big mystery. Said Carter i d rather not comment on it at earlier reports circulating throughout this Section indicated an employment Bureau was to be Sel up today and that actual ground cleaning would begin tomorrow. As yet however the Only con Crete work has been the staking off of the property Ond the tearing Down of a tobacco pack House located on the South end of the site. In addition to Carter f. Phillips or. Of the Southern Mapp ing and engineering co., greens Boro n. C., and j. F. Osteen a Seaboard railway Liason Man headed up an Advance party in surveying the Plant site. Several other railway officials were scheduled to arrive tomorrow. The site is adjacent to the Seaboard line. One of the immediate problems facing the officials is the exact location the Plant will take on the 200-Acie site. It is understood thai the building will be situated tight in the area and that any changing of its proposed position might require the acquisition of additional land. Work will probably begin in Earnest sometime next week after the preliminary work has Boon com Pletch. At that time Carter said we will be Able to give you something More meanwhile the problem of per sons seeking employment still persisted. It la probably be just As bad tomorrow As it was one observer noted adding that they will have to be turned away As the ones before. U. S. Begins tests of convert plane Washington feb. 8 we the a1r Force rolled out of n hangar today an Odd looking new ran air plane half helicopter. It is designed to to up or Down vertically like a helicopter and Fly horizontally As fast As Many planes. After a series of tests the flight is planned for next summer. The air Force figures thai with the Mcdonnell Xvi convert plane As a starter it May he Able to develop larger Craft like i Nanri perhaps use them for tactical Mil itary Puri oses and reconnaissance work. When mount in Mai erupted in 1912, volcanic dust in the Nir dim med the Sun Over the entire North Ern hemisphere for months after wards. On All items paid with Cash Murray Mitchell Homes threatened by grass Blaze a brass fire threatened six dwellings and the storage tanks of an Oil company yesterday after noon in the 200 work of North Irby Street. Chief Hen Dozier of the Flor ence fire department Saiid there was no damage. The Island of Jar Firica in the West indies is about the size of Connecticut. Darlington county native implicated in go murder Decatur ga., feb. 8 we olice tonight awaited the arrival of two Davidson College students or further questioning of Jennings Fields about dormitory burglaries at the North Carolina school. Fir ids 30, an itinerant air plane Mechanic of nearby Chamblee is in jail without Bond charged with murdering policeman James l. And the attempted murder of officer j. H. Davis. Reports from Charlotte n. C., said the Davidson students Ralph e. Petre and John a. Mcgee were coming Here to see if they could identify Fields As the armed prowler who invaded a Davidson Dormi tory last thursday night and robbed students of police said Petre and Mckee had not shown up tonight. Tom Drew and Tom Bookhart cadets from Clemson College in South Carolina talked with Fields jest Day. Later they said they were reasonably sure he was the Man who robbed them of s18 in a Clemson dormitory the night after the Davidson robberies. Mize was shot to death and Davis was wounded while bringing Fields to jail after arresting him saturday for questioning about the Davidson robberies. Police said Fields admitted to Day that he grabbed Mize s pistol but refused to admit that he shot the officers. Meanwhile Darlington s. C., sheriff Johnny Stokes reported that Fields was a native of Darling ton and had a police record in that county. Stokes identified Fields As a native of the Newman swamp Sec Tion of Darlington county and the son of Walter Fields. 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