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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - January 7, 1954, Florence, South CarolinaThursday morning january 7, 1954 the Florence morning news Florence s. C. Page jury charging slated today in Stuckey slaying booming broadsides of final arguments in the Reamer Belin Mur Der Case ended yesterday s ses Sion of general sessions court with the jury to be charged by judge Steve c. Griffith this morning. The Case was the Only one heard during the Long Day of testimony. Both c. T. Mcdonald for the de sense and George Keels prosecution attorney hammered hard at the jury before adjournment. Oclin is charged with the oct. 17 murder of Joe Stuckey or. The shooting occurred near the Village of Salem and the inquest was held at Pamplico. Reamer Belin made his appear Ance on the stand yesterday after noon. He first gave a chronological account of the Day of the shooting for Mcdonald. At one Point he said that just before Lite shooting the deceased declared i Gonna kill you or you Gonna kill Keels slashed at one portion of Belin s testimony. It involved the Shotgun alleged to have been used to kill Stuckey and the Load that Belin had in the weapon. Helon told Keels he had been Squirrel Hunting before he came Back to his father s Home where Stuckey was shot. Keep brought out uie fact that a heavier Load was in two of the shells in the gun than that used for squirrels. The defendant said that the heavier Buckshot was for Deer that he might scare up while Hunting but Keels contended that their position in the gun s Magazine indicated that Belin would have had to eject two lighter shells before the Buckshot would have been in the chamber. Keels said nobody could eject two shells and then fire at a run Ning Deer. In his final argument Keels thundered that Belin was t going Squirrel Hunting. No he was going Man Mcdonald had a Tough time with his defense character witnesses. Several men testified to the reputations of both Stuckey and Belin. All said that of Stuckey was and Belin s was however All but one had his testimony stricken from the rec Ord after the prosecution ascertained that the reputations of stud key and Belin were the witnesses own opinions. Only one witness said that he had discussed Belin s reputation with other people. One Man he named the other he would not stating that "1 would t Tell on a Lodge some confusion existed in the location of the dead Man just be fore he was shot. The prosecution contended that from the Way Belin testified Stuckey stood it was impossible for Stuckey to have been hit on the right Side p his head by the charge that killed him. The defense later ran Over that phase again pointing out that it was indeed possible for Stuckey to have been hit on the right Side of the head. A court official expressed the opinion yesterday that after the Belin Case had been cleared the remaining business should move rapidly and that this term of court could be expected to end either this afternoon or tomorrow. S. Sgt. Hoynes Given medal for heroism s-3gt. Frank Haynes of Florence recently was awarded the Bronze Star for heroic service in Korea on july 24-25, 1953. 1 the 24-year-old Marine is the son of or. And mrs. F. L. Haynes 508 Prince St. After graduation from Mcclac Nophan High school in 1948 he joined the marines and has been stationed in Korea since last March. The citation signed by maj. Gen. R. Mcc. Pete commanding the 1st Marine division said. While serv ing As a platoon sergeants sgt. Laynes displayed exceptional Cou rage initiative and professional skill in the performance of his duties. During a fierce hostile attack on his position by numerically Superior enemy troops he daunt los sly exposed himself to intense enemy mortar artillery and Small arms fire. In Complete disregard for his personal safety the citation said he moved from one position to another reorganizing the remnants of his platoon in an effective fight ing unit until after they had been disorganized. Despite the intense enemy fire he aided in the treat ment of the wounded and directed their evacuation. When the platoon commander was killed he unhesitatingly took command and skilfully led them in the defense of the it. Col. Phyllis Gray named new was chief Washington Jan. 6 air Force today appointed it. Col. Phyllis d. S. Gray to succeed col. Mary Shelly As director of women in the air Force col. Shelly recently resigned to resume the presidency of Benning Lon it. College. Her successor will be promoted to full colonel when she takes was command later this month. Parole Steps taken Mexico City Jan. 6 ther Steps toward a parole petition were taken today by Jacques mor Nard serving a sentence for kill ing Leon Trotsky russian rival of Joseph Stalin. A bomb on red China Newyork Jan. B new York Dally news says presi Dent Eisenhower plans to use the bomb on red China if that country Renews the Korynn War or intervenes in Indochina. Deaths and funerals Rev. W. H. Powers Johnsonville Jan. 6 the Rev. Wade h. Powers 7c, retired Baptist minister died Early today at Mcleod infirmary in Florence where he was taken after a heart attack. He was visiting a son in Florence at the time. Or. Powers was pastor of Many of the Baptist churches in this Tion. He was founder of the mid Way Baptist Church near Here and Lis membership had remained in his Church. He retired in 1d34 from the Iney Forest and it. Pisgah Baptist churches near Georgetown. He was a faithful member of the Lidia town masonic Lodge no. 165 of Hemingway from which he received a pin for 25 years of service. He was a son of the late lev. Lohn j. And mrs. Jane Williams Powers of Georgetown county. Funeral services will be held at 3 p. M. Friday from the Johnson Ville Baptist Church. The services will he conducted by the Rev. Thomas Nelson pastor and the Rev. L. A. Calder pastor of hem Ingway Baptist Church and the Rev. Jimmy Caston of Florence. The Indiantown town masonic Lodge no. 1g5 will Accord full masonic honors at the service. Burial directed by Morris funeral Home will follow at Lake Chapel cemetery. Survivors include his widow mrs. Massie Poston Powers of Johnson Ville two sons John Powers of Florence and Lee Powers of John Sonville three daughters mrs. John w. Dryer of Long Island n. Y., mrs. Bryan Harouff of Cul Pepper a. And mrs. O. F. Rogers of Johnsonville two Sisters miss Leila Powers of Hemingway Anc mrs. J. D. Rowe of red Springs n. C. Three Brothers e. D. Powers of Charleston j. B. Powers of Orange tex., and j. D. Powers of Hemingway six grandchildren. W. W. Wicker Cheraw Jan. 6 funeral services for William Wesley Wick a 79, were conducted today at the first Baptist Church. Burial Fol owed in the St. David s cemetery. Or. Wicker was killed yesterday when struck by an automobile near Fayetteville . While he was trying to Cross the Road to a car that had stopped for him. He was a son of the late or. And mrs. Arch Wicker of Moore county . He lived in Cheraw 0 years and was married to the ate mrs. Josephine Sessoms Wick surviving Are two daughters Virs. Pantie Webster of Bennetts and mrs. Leila Miller of co Umbria a son Roland Wicker of Cheraw 19 grandchildren and 23 Reat grandchildren. Coke s. Dent or. Funeral services for Coke Smith Dent sr., 47, were conducted wednesday at 11 . In the Waters funeral Home by his pastor the Rev. E. E. Glenn of the Centra methodist Church. Burial was in mount Hope cemetery. Or. Dent a resident of Florence for 20 years died sunday night he was a native of Lexington born March 9, 1906, a son of mrs Katie Nunnamaker Dent of Colum Bia and the late William Dawson Dent. He came to this City in 1sh4 and was a member of the Centra methodist Church. For the last Sev eral years he had been an Auto Salesman. Surviving is a son Coke Smith Dent or. Of Florence two Sisters mrs. Webb Adams of Batesburg and mrs. M. B. Farr of Lexing ton four Brothers w. D. Dent or and Ross Dent both of Columbia Surtis Dent of Savannah ga., Anc w. W. Dent of Indianapolis his Mother mrs. Katie n. Dent of Columbia two grandchildren. L. D. Avar Georgetown Jan. 6 funeral services for Lennie Dargan Avant 53, were held today of the Duncan memorial m e t h o d i s Church. The Rev. C. O. Bell officiated. Burial followed in the an Drews memorial cemetery. A retired Barber or. Avant died Early yesterday afternoon a Georgetown county memorial hos Pital. He had been ill for Severa years. Or. Avant was a son of the late James Gordon Avant and mrs. Margaret Drici Carter Avant. He is survived by his widow the former Esther Smith two Daugh ters Judy and Linda Smith All of Georgetown a brother c. Bethel Avant of Andrews three Sisters. Mrs. J. H. Tompkins of George town mrs. H. T. Howard of hem Ingway and mrs. E. V. Bauer of Andrews. Jack Newman . Jan. G Newman. 52, of the Turkey Creek Section of Lee county died today at Lee memorial Hospital follow ing a Brief illness. Funeral services will be held at 3 . Thursday at tillers meth Odist episcopal Church. Burial will follow in the Church cemetery. He is survived by his widow mrs. Emmery Stephens Newman a daughter mrs. Russell Hopkins and three grandsons All of Lieth Une a sister mrs. James e. Pos Lon a brother j. C. Newman of Amdon. At Mcleod admissions for Jan. 5 Charlie Hodge Loris James Lunsford icly Hill oath m. Polk Effingham mrs. J. W. Tilton Scranton mrs. Eliza Hyatt Mccoll Betty Jean Chavis Cheraw mrs. Bonnie Mae Teal choral Joseph Williams Bunn Ottsville Charity Jones. Lake City Pocola Carmichael Dillon Willie James Hickson Timmons Villa James Graham Lake City mrs. R. F. Hymn Florence mrs. E. M Harrison Darlington mrs. Eugene Hartfield Villa Kuth Brown Scranton discharges mrs. Kilb Oiin Lla Selden and baby City i frs. Stephen a. Hinds and baby Norence Thomas r. Moore Clio Orlic Norris Tabor City . Hugh b. Flowers Lake View Juanita Taylor Darlington Villard Larimore or. Darlington Dorothy d. Aid Scran on miss Danny Lac Dixon Florence Marlon c. Summerset. Florence mrs. R. Sims. Lam line Jon mrs. Robert l. Edwards Darington Ruth Crown and baby Scranton Louise Johnson and baby Effing Ham albertus major Olin to j. D. Dixon Chesterfield reject Bond Issue Camden s.c., Jan. 0 a scr Shaw county citizens voted 865-616 against a special Hospital Bond Ssue yesterday an official count rom All precincts showed today. Of the voters favouring the Issue 529 voted for a one million Dollar Bond Issue for renovation the present Hospital. Only 87 favored a two million Dollar Issue which would have called for the erection of a new Hospital. C. A. Harrelson Corson a. Herr Olson 65, retired official of the Florida East coast Railroad co. Died at his residence Early tuesday night in St. Augus line Fla. He retired in 1933 due to declining health. Funeral services will be con ducted at the graveside in the soul s Chapel cemetery in Grysh am s.c., by the Rev. H. B. Jones retired Baptist minister at 4 thursday. Nephews will serve As Active bearers. Or. Herrelson a native of Loris was born dec. 11, 1888. A son of the late or. And mrs. Evandor Harrolson both of Loris. Survivors include his widow mrs Bertha Mae Harrolson of St Augustine Fla. One daughter mrs Robert r. Laidlaw of Chicago three sons Herbert Harrelson of Hendersonville ., the Rev James p. Harrolson of Walt Prooro and Carl a. Harrelson or. Of the air Force. The body of or. Harrelson will arrive in i about thursday and will remain at wat ers Ficerai Homo until time to leave for the services it the grave Side. The funeral procession will leave the funeral Home at 2-30 . Death valleys famed Scotty is dead at 81 stovepipe Wells calif., Jan. C a death Valley Scotty is dead leaving behind the mystery of where he got the millions he spent so lavishly Over the years. The Blue eyed adventurer Cali fornia s most famous prospector since the Gold Rush died last night in the three million Dollar Castle he built. The legendary old desert rat subject of Many Gold strike talks succumbed at 81. In 1905 Scotty whose real name was Walter Scott climbed off n mule at Brawley calif., peeled yellow backed Bills from an enor Mous Roll and chartered a special train into los Angeles. To gaping Southern californians awed by his free spending he explained of i be got a Hole in the ground out in death his Spanish moorish Castle a showplace at the North end of death Valley took five years to build. Scotty disappeared frequently during his fantastic career with the explanation i gotta go dig me up some More vet lie Only wealth he is known to have was that of his late Friend and Benefactor Albert Mussey Johnson Chicago insurance executive. Johnson maintained Scotty in style. Lecture dance on Indian lore for executives the guest of Honor at the executives club meeting Here tonight will be Charles Eagle plume anthropologist and interpreter of Indian lore. The meeting will be held at the Myca at 8 p. M. Eagle plume the son of a French Indian Mother and a Ger Man father was reared in Montana and was graduated from the University of Colorado. He is a member of the Black foot tribe and has Madu an in Tensive study of Indian manners Lores and the Impact the White Man has had upon the red. He give his lecture dance in costume. Charles Eagie plume Smoky tourists off Gatlinburg tenn., Jan. 6 my visitors to great Smoky mountains National Park dropped slightly during 1953 for the first time since world War ii Park officials said today. Officials said person visited the Park making it the most popular of All National Parks. The figure is about 3 per cent less than the total of visitors during 1952. Us qts Jack Bermar a mind Reader weather facts Florence and j be Dee data from the United weather Bureau in Florence for the 24-hour period ending last night. Temperature year year year .-43. Year Sunrise Myrtle Beach tide . Washington. Jan. A Yuri Ili i port Anil rain fur. Fit 21 hours Roll Yin at n p. A. In the Jiri Nripal Colton iras and else. Walic station Alpena i Iluf Faleri 42 31 who gained National publicity in j950 when he headed a cult in Man in Mica is the zoo mites which predicted that the world would and april i Cleveland 7, 1954, in Newark n. J. Claude m. Meyers. 00, Montana hotel manager tuesday in Washington. Al pry c. Adams 23, Laden Boto . Empl Nye of the Allan tic coast line fatally injured when i h. Oil 36 48 Mer Hinn Miami 72 Mana sip 2fi 1omol.ilc to in 31 caught by a train tuesday in Alanton a. A trestle n 51 pm i Oinna Tylli 47 i Natland is is. it san incl Polis 34 ran fran Al 55 Seattle 41 Tampa 61 hit ton 40 Wolm Lon 50 20 .50 41 23 .03 35 .63 31 25 3s h .01 35 m 1.14 45 32 37 .01 sunday through around the want ads get you what you want the Small want and below brought the advertiser from wanted Man to service super Market and retail outlets in Flor ence area for National food con Cern. Car and expenses furnished. It noting salary month. State education. Experience not acc Esstry. An interview be arranged. Write Box b-7, care the morning news. Let a morning news wont and help solve your problem. Sunday through saturday classified ads get you what you re after want ads fill needs anytime All the time around the clock and the Calendar. What s your need today a Home or a car workers or o Job buyers or renters to classified ads it s All the same. They daily fill needs for florentine by the score. Foht ids

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