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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - January 19, 1954, Florence, South CarolinaThe weather partly Cloudy and slightly warmer today. Mostly Cloudy to night through tomorrow. High to Day 58, Low 38. Details Page 9. Published in the heart of the pee Dee farm area in the Palmetto state Reader s tip the list of nominations for Flor ence s Young woman of the award has been boiled Down to two. Story on Page 9. Vol. 306 Florence s. C., tuesday morning january 19, 1954 daily 5c sunday Loc weekly 35c . Aid in health plans urged Council hears plea for More patrolmen by Bob Weirich a plea for increased manpower for the police depart ment and the acceptance of architects plans for proposed renovations to City Hall were portions of business yesterday As City Council held its january session. Members of Council and James r. Schipman bathed their said he had checked and that about Way through a Lull Agenda during More would be needed. He had information that at brings school had As the two and one half hour session. At times temperatures in the Small chamber of the mayor were sent soaring by tempers of members. Chick of police j. A. Price made his urgent plea for More patrol men during a heated discussion on tiie advisability of stauu.im8 patrolman at the intersection Cherokee Road and Congaree drive for the Protection of schoolchildren. At its last session Council asked Price to station a Man there. He agreed to do so since you Are telling me to do it even though 1 May have to pull a Man from the business the chief at yesterday s ses Sion cited figures which showed that a maximum of 10 students had used the crossing at Cherokee and Congaree. He added he could see one week test period. Councilman David Mcleod argued that officials Siux d him pupils would be channelled to the Cherokee crossing at Congaree. He added he could see no Point in t ringing up the matter or citing the figures. Price countered that the patrol at that intersection could be put to greater use cruising up and Down Cherokee Hoad controlling traffic. We need the patrolman to Han dle the parents doing the Yelling rather than to protect the Chil he said. Tiie chief repeated previous state ments that the Schoolboy patrol in doing y Good Job but that Many parents Are refusing to cooperate lie cited the Case of a Parent order ing a Schoolboy patrolman directing traffic out of the Way so it could transport his child to school. Councilman h. F. Dargan and Mcleod then agreed that Educa Tion of Tiiu Public was a must if the children Are to be protected Al-.m1. Heavily travelled Cherokee of that Point Price citing figures on personnel in his do Parin Umit and a possible crime out break asked for permission to hire More patrolmen. He told coun cil they wlm a urgently needed not Only to Aid in protecting school children but to fulfil every Pur pose of the police department in Gih Irrine life and property. He Felt that the men could be hired without going Over his departmental budget to any great extent. City manager d. A. Narbot Godfrey tells Caa about that Buzz Yolk. Jan. 18 g kit Ivy visited the civil aeronautics administration today to explain an incident at Teterboro. N. ,1. Airport that led to charges he had intentionally buzzed the control Towel. God f Rev snid the wind his sudden turn As he took Teterboro fan. 7. The Caa investigating the Inci Dent snid today he Godfrey made his statement of the incident which will now be considered by the Caa together with statements of i Nesses. A it ii twin next few Days the Caa will announce its determination to what action it will a Caa official said if it were found t h e television Star had own need Canso to the to War Deli a nitric. Punishment could be any thing from a Fine to revocation of i Pilot s License. Zambone s meditations by Allty i no vol seed it us i Wiz Baum it up Mau do mayor Schipman and Council Man e. E. Stone were inclined go along with Price. Mcleod How Ever said he Felt action should be withheld until work is begun on the new budget. Mcleod and the mayor clashed at that Point with Schipman Point ing out it was foolish to ignore the fact that while the police depart ment May have been Large enough for some time the City continues to grow. All Council members got in to the discussion. Schipman finally proposed that Price hire two new men and that the matter again be taken up at budget time. All voted favourably with Mcleod say ing it does t matter to architect Rufus d. Lewis or. Showed Council drawings on pro posed alterations and additions to City Hall an item that has been kicked about for some time. It was pointed out that a committee of Council members had agreed on the changes recommended by Lew is. Barbel was instructed to Adver Tise for bids on the work with Council to decide later on the awarding of the contract. Mcleod. Who served on the committee said it was hoped the work could be completed by july 1. No official estimate on the Cost of the work available. In another key matter. Council agreed to Back fully efforts to have the professional Golf association of America set up Headquarters in Florence. Grant Bennett Golf pro at the Florence country club in formed the group that the pea was desirous of moving from Chicago. Bennett pointed out that three other Southern cities greens Boro n. C., Charlotte n. C., and Pinehurst n.c., All arc interested in getting pea Headquarters. How Ever he fell that Florence had the inside track because of better High Way rail and air facilities As Well As news wire services for the pea to make its publicity releases. Mayor Schipman appointed a three Man committee to work with Bennett on the plan after Council adopted a Resolution in favor of supporting the idea. As inducements. Council suggested offering several pieces of prop erty for the use of the pea and to leave the Way open for other Steps along that line after Golf officials had been contacted. Be asks limited support for firms Washington Tan. 18 Eisenhower Secl Congress today to put limited government support be ind private health insurance plans so they can protect american families against the catastrophe of prolonged major illnesses. Miss Mckenzie Dies miss Beulah Mckenzie of 315 West Pine a Long time resident of Florence died last night at Mcleod infirmary. She was a member of the first presbyterian Church. Funeral arrangements Are incomplete. This drawing submitted to City Council yesterday by architect Rufus d. Lewis jr., shows the Way City Hall will look after proposed renovations Are made. Council has decided to Adver Tise for bids on the work which it is hoped will be completed by july 1. A ton of bricks this Guy got More Kansas City Jan. 18 Lew Babock 62, now knows what it feels like to be hit by a ton of bricks. Not Only one ton but several from the third floor Wall of a condemned building toppled out Ward As Babock walked past it this morning. Police found him Waist deep rubble dazed but apparently otherwise uninjured by the Accident. He was hospitalized for observation. Offer to use farm surplus in Aid does t Calm critics Washington a 18 a the Eisenhower administration offered a plan today to use a billion Dol Lars Worth of farm surpluses for foreign Aid but the offer did not soften Senate critics of the presi Dent s proposal for flexible farm Price supports. Opening the. Administration s red Cross Campaign set feb. J5-March 15 the Florence county red Cross chapter will hold its annual membership and fund Campaign feb. 15 to March 15. That was the announcement last night from the chapter s executive Commilee after a planning session at the colonial hotel. The committee also announced the appointment of Julian ii. P. Bass As general Campaign chair Man for members and funds and Richard Morten As Public information chairman. F. Richard Atkinson committee chairman hailed the appointment of Bass and Morten and declared we want to emphasize that this an every member Campaign. Everyone who donates a Dollar of course will receive membership in the red Cross. But. Not Only do we need dollars we also need the services of every interested Indi Bass pointed out the Advance gifts Campian will be held the final two weeks of february. This Vear s goal he said will be 500. Pointing out the goal is less than 1953, Bass said the red Coss campaigns Are not subject to inflationary trends. Bass said the general drive for members would be held the first two weeks of March. The executive committee appointed a subcommittee to investigate the attitude of the National hed Cross organization regarding a possible United fund Campaign Here that would unite All Chari table drives. If it s possible Lor us to Coop Atkinson said we certainly lie pointed out that a United fund Campian representative is scheduled to meet in Flor ence feb. 4 with delegates of Var ious local fund campaigns. Members of the county red Ross chapter executive committe in addition to Atkinson Are mrs. Hoy m. Bruce first vice chair Man mrs. Clifton Smith Secre tary Andrew l. Lewis miss mar Garet Ervin and mrs. Phillip i. Arrowsmith. Drive to get a new farm program through Congress Secretary of ag-1 Benson told the Senate agriculture committee that Eisen Hower had authorized him to say the administration would propose use of surpluses to strengthen the economies of Friendly countries. Benson also disclosed that latest tabulations showed his department Nas a record billion dollars in vested in surpluses under Price support programs. The billion surpluses would be disbursed in foreign Aid programs during the next three years. Sup plies for the program would be taken from billion dollars of surpluses which Eisenhower last week proposed be sealed off from commercial markets for such uses As the school lunch program Dis Aster Relief Aid to Friendly people and emergency stockpiling. To Day s statement had the effect of Urther clarifying presidential lans or use of sealed off surpluses. Ben son said full details would be Laid before Congress later. Tiie gdi1 farm chief teed off on he present farm program which a turns mandatory 90 per cent parity Price supports for major rops. Parity is a Standard for measuring farm prices declared by Law to be fair to Farmers in relation to prices they pay. State legislature to tackle surplus Columbia Jan. 18 the House finishes with it. Powals for spending an expected million Dollar state surplus will hold the legislative limelight tomorrow when the 1954 session of the general Assembly begins its second week. An outline of How to dispose of the Bulky surplus is contained in the 1954-55 Genera state appropriations Bill now under debate on second Reading in the House. At the same time hint the House is considering the Bill for passage printed copies will be in the hands of members of the Senate finance committee. They will meet to consider what kind of a report they will make on the measure engineers railroads ask mediation help Chicano Jan. 18 nation s railroads and the men who run their locomotives inlay Askil the National railway mediation Board to enter their stalled wage negotiations. The decision to ask Nib help was announced jointly by the brotherhood of locomotive Engi neers and three carriers groups representing All of the country s class one lines. The Union seeks n .10 per cent wage increase for its Engi neers whose present nver arc earnings it estimates no a month. The railroads figure the present average pay at formal on the waft Issue begun in Chicago Jan. It. The House last week finished All but three of the general appropriations sections of the Bill and these three will have Lobo taken up either tomorrow or sometime this work it appears. The sections Are the one million Dollar allocation for the state medical College. 44 millions for the is a to Highway depart Mont. And 45 millions for the state department of Educ lion. Holding up Tho three Are those undivided mutters 1. Whether to allocate i1- Mil Lions to build a stale dental school at inc 2. Whether to require Tho High Way department to Mako detailed financial to parts to the Cie neral a s s e m 1 1 y on salaries and tangos. 3. Ali flier to add s2.751.000 to Chr fur teacher Aid. Tlit1 surplus spi Sidhu of the Bill in order in House Ion of Bill include such items As three million to Start n it Rin Anent Reserve fund to the counties for school uses two million for buying Schnol buses for an infirmary for women at the state tuber Eastern area Bond clinic set for Kingstree by a staff correspondent Kingstree. Jan. 18 High school musicians representing 23 bands in the pee Dee will attend an Eastern District band clinic Here Jan. 29-30. William Worrell of the University of Kentucky will be clinic director. A total of 108 students and 23 i area band directors Are scheduled to attend the two Day session. Fri Day and saturday will be devoted to individual ensemble and group practice. The clinic will come to a Climax at a Public concert saturday night the High school auditorium. Students and directors will stay Kingstree Homes Friday night and will be Given breakfast Satur Day morning. On Friday night a dance honouring the visitors will be Given in the elementary school cafeteria. Dance music will be provided by the Manning High school orchestra. Towns to be represented at the clinic will be Covay. Hartsville Lake City. Timmonsville. Darling ton Lake View Bennettsville lat Tami Coil Marion. Mulling dil Lon Florence Turbeville Lamar Myrtle Beach Kingstree. Andrews Bishopville. Chesterfield. George town Manning and Slimmer. Culosio Sanatorium million to Complete rebuilding the style Pris on Tor improvements it the state deaf and Blind school for Adderi facilities it the negro children s mining school to Styrl a million enlargement of the stale House in current deficiency Al locutions and so on. Ridgway cites reasons professional gis quit , 111., Jan. 13 i Gen. Matthew b. Ridgway army chief of staff Mcl tonight a groundswell of dissatisfaction cruises one in every three soldiers to leave the service each year. Ridgway asked for Public sup port of a program to it tract Long term professional sol Diers who would form n trained Crew that would enable the immediate expansion of our army find its employment on n world wide basis in the event of n major War. The most important Factor in causing military manpower turn Over is the chronic separation from family and the disruption of Home life which the Soldier experiences Ridgway Bald. Army to half billion in contracts Washington Jan. 18 to Tho army will cancel contracts Worth one half billion dollars by june 30. I High Pentagon official disclosed Oday. Harold l. Pearson Deputy under Secretary of the army told at a Pentagon briefing hat the nation s biggest buyer Las been going out of the buying Market for six months in an Effort to achieve both Economy and efficiency in Supply and Money matters. Pearson said that outstanding army orders would drop to five jillion dollars by june 30 or eight million less than the total on the a ions on Jan. 1, 1j153. Some army offices Are busier today cancelling orders than in facing new Pearson said n stressing current army policy of living off its pantry shelf on he biggest scale you Ever thought Pearson also revealed that the army is now getting rid of sur s stocks at the rate of 150 Mil lion dollars monthly and would p up this Rale of disposal a As buyers could be found. Ii the army was receiving for its surplus prices ranging from a few cents to go events on the Dollar and we will do Well to average 15 cents on the Dollar of the Origi Nal Cost. The army official said that sur plus stocks now being disposed of fighting equipment but did include commercial Jehiol and other heavy items Over and above mobilization Reserve quite cents. Pearson said thai by tiie end of this year the army will be nearly ready to close Down completely some entire storage depots. Soviet has 210 million new Yolk Jim. .18 the population of Tho soviet Union now about 210 million. Soviet news papers which arrived Here today disclose there arc 700 districts of persons each for Tho Surpine soviet elections in March. The population in 1skw of i to some Nova now comprised in the soviet Union was about 191 Mil Linn. Benson said the present pro ram if continued would Cost so that taxpayers would rebel n time and possibly end All farm lid programs. Flexible supports Jet Wuen 75 and 90 per cent of Par Ity he said would prevent future surpluses by lowering Price incentives to production in times of sur pluses and by raising them limes of Scarcity. In 90 minutes of intense sometimes hostile questioning the Secretary was challenged by thro republicans and three Democrat but was supported by tvo re Publ cans and one Democrat. Othe members of the committee will b Given a Chance to quiz the Secre tary tomorrow. Republican Sens. Young of North Dakota Mundt of South Dakota and Thye of Minnesota Anc democratic Sens. Ellender of Louisiana Johnston of South Carolina and Illey of North Carolina told Benson they did not believe flexible supports would work. They said Ower Price supports would tend to drive Farmers to produce m rather than less in order to main Ain a level of income. The democratic critics contended there was Only one Way to keep Farmers prosperous and prevent Lew surpluses and that was by adding rigid production controls to present High supports. But Sens. Anderson for Mer Secretary of agriculture com Mittee chairman Aiken in it and i Hickenlooper it Iowa told Ronson they agreed wit i the president ? program. Saying it was time the nation made a realistic appraise of our Over All farm Benson raised the question at what Point will the 140 million americans who do not live farms Rise up As they did the potato fiasco of a few years ago and demand not revision but outright elimination of All direct Aid to Eisenhower proposed creation of 25-million-Dollar fund to re insure Uch plans against the special additional risks of expanding Bene its for their members. He did t indicate How much the insurance plans might have to Oost fees for subscribers to give Tiem extra Protection against Dis Strous medical and Hospital Bills. One expert thinks it might be no More than s50 a year per family. Neither did the president say exactly How the re insurance pro Gram would work. Presumably it would operate something like gov insurance of Bank depos to. The Best Way for most of our Leople to obtain Good medical Eisenhower said is to participate in voluntary health insure nce that presented rejection of the Yuman administration s idea for compulsory government health in Durance which never made any headway in Congress. In a special message to the Law of a series filling in details of the legislative program e outlined to Congress 12 Days president again spoke out against government regiment on or socialization of Medicine. But he also said no nation or administration can be complacent bout the health of its people. And with the National medical Bill run Ning up to nine billion dollars a year and still rising Eisenhower urged Congress to give Early and adorable consideration to recommendations for 1. The re insurance system. 2. A five year plan to restore disabled persons to productive work. The president said we Are losing ground at a distressing rate in this Field because persons Are disabled every year and Only Are returned to fully productive lives. Yet he said it costs More to care for the disabled than to rehabilitate them. 3. Greater Federal Aid for states and localities in building hospitals for the chronically ill plus expansion of the program to provide Lor construction of nonprofit clinics re habilitation centers for the disabled and nursing and convalescent Homes. 4. Continuing present activities of the Public health service. 5. Simplifying the Complex Patch work formula for Grants of govern ment Money Lor health child Wel fare and other programs to make it More responsive to the needs of the states and their these the chief executive said Are needed Forward Steps in the development of a sound program for improving the health of our people. No nation and no administration can Ever afford to be complacent about the health of its citizens. 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