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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - July 2, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaOur 47th year no. 183 the Only daily paper published in Eastern South Carolina Florence s. C., thursday morning july 2, 197c daily Loc sunday 15e ceremony Marks beginning of Francis Marion College deed administration officially transferred by Jerry l. Allegood morning news staff writer Francis Marion College at Florence is a reality. With official transferal of deeds and administration wednesday from the University of South Carolina to Francis Marion College officials the local Campus of the University was converted to the first four year state supported College created in South Carolina this Century. A Large crowd of College supporters turned out for. The ceremonies held in Stokes Hall at the Mars Bluff Campus to avoid above 100-degree temperatures. On hand in addition to about 200 private citizens were state and area higher education officials political and Community leaders and members of the fac faculty. Or. James a. Presiding commissioner o f higher education in South Carolina praised the College As the fulfilment of a he said the dream began with the need for a powerful educational instrument for the whole pee Dee. Usuf administration is transferred to fac with. Or. Smith left accepts the faculty from us Provost or. Patterson staff photo by Sonny Smith or. Stokes left presents deeds for the local Campus to Rogers Francis Marion College became a reality with the ceremonies wednesday or. Morris expressed gratitude to several leaders involved in the College s creation adding the spirit of Florence is great and was Felt in the development of this College. Only those in higher Educa Tion can appreciate what s been done or. Morris stated. He explained that four year colleges usually require several years to develop but Francis _ Marion has been organized in less than a year. Or. J. Howard Stokes chairman of the pee Dee educational foundation and the Central pee Dee College District Board transferred the deed to Usuf to James a. Rogers chairman of the Board of trustees of the state colleges. In transferring the property or. Stokes also emphasized t h e Community support behind the College. He termed the College the ultimate in planning of a group of people and said the conversion brings into fruition All those things we be planned for Many Many Rogers who attended similar ceremonies wednesday at the College of Charleston which Yarborough wins pole for firecracker Cale Yarborough the Timmonsville Mercury Driver won the pole for the firecracker -400 at Daytona with a record time. See Page 9a. The Long Holiday weekend be go nov. Thursday at 6 p. M. And Law enforce ment officers issued an appropriate warning wednesday. See Page 2a. Experiments indicate human body can produce electricity to Power artificial heart. See Page 4b. Index classified 5b comics 11a deaths 2a editorials 4a Horoscope 11a markets 7d sports 9a women 6a weather partly Cloudy with warm nights and hot Days through tomorrow. High today around 100 Low tonight mid 70s High tomorrow around 100. Details an Page tobacco on truck destroyed by fire some pounds of Tobac and tried to extinguish the co being trucked from Blaze with a Small fire sex Charleston to Farmville ., Ting Isher on the truck. The of Gator for processing caught fire Anc were destroyed wednesday afternoon on the outskirts of Florence. The tobacco reportedly of a also came under control of the korean variety was valued at Board of trustees said the estimated to according to truck Driver j. T. Morgan 58, of Middlesex Morgan theorized that the fire May have been started by a cigarette which could have been accidentally dropped onto the flatbed trailer when it was being loaded at a Charleston Harbor. Morgan said he noticed the tobacco burning through his rear Mirror on the right hand Side of the truck s cab about . He pulled Over to the Edge of . Highway 301 North just past the Seaboard declared South Carolina s commitment to respond to educational he told the audience thai it was important to develop fran Cis Marion College As an institution dedicated to Liberal arts. Rogers said the officials should also induce an environment where eager and creative minds can in the spirit of Challenge Rogers pledged the trustees administration s Community s sup the Usuf administration was see College Page coast line Railroad underpass forts proved futile however and the Florence fire depart ment wag summoned. A Small pumper truck was dispatched and firemen Anc volunteers could Only keep fire from spreading to the cab. Finally a wrecker Callec to tilt the 41-foot flatbed trailer in order to spill the tobacco on an embankment South Carolina Highway patrolman h. Beckworth to direct traffic around the scene for nearly two hours before it. Was cleared. The trailer which Cost about s5.000, was damaged considerable by the fire and the cab of the truck was partially damaged by the fire. Paint was turned off a portion of the cab. The heat of the fire caused two ires on the trailer to burst. For peace Are offered los Angeles a pres ident Nixon named a Diplomat of High prestige wednesday nig tit to become chief american negotiator at Paris and emphasized the United states is ready to make concessions to gain peace in Southeast Asia. In a nationally broadcast conversation with three network newsmen the president also gave Assurance he has no Intel lion to Send v. S. Ground forces or advisers Back into Cambodia withdrawal of the last Ameri can troops was announced tues Day two months after the incur Sions intended to wipe out North vietnamese military sanctuaries on the South vietnamese Border. The president announced he will Dave David k. E. Bruce 72, former ambassador to Brit Ain France and West Germany to become chief . Negotiator in Paris. Bruce has served four preceding presidents in mis ions of prestige. Nixon said there has been no signal from North Vietnam to indicate the enemy would re Spond to his new peace Over ures but expressed Hope that the designation of Bruce would awaken the interest of the communists. Staff photo by Johnny Ellis firemen seeks Way to extinguish fire which destroyed tobacco Load Only solution Wai to dump pounds and and lit it Burn he stressed this country s readiness to make terms. We have not made our pro opals on a take it or leave he emphasized. Nixon gave his views in the first presidential broadcast on National television and radio of a live conversation net work newsmen. The hour Long Exchange also was his longest Public discussion of foreign affairs As president. Nixon reiterated this coun try s readiness to stand by the results of a free supervised elec tron to choose a government of South Vietnam even if the peo ple chose communists As Well As non communists. Though the president tended to dwell on negotiations in what some administration aides have acknowledged is a major peace offensive the newsmen repeat edly brought the questioning Back to the cambodian incur Sions. The president said he had in sew Rucio Page 2-a staff photo by Sonny Smith arson suspected in blazes at Timmonsville which destroyed warehouses and a private Home wednesday fire burned former tobacco warehouse and nearby Home. Other photos. Page 3-c. Warehouse Home Burns Timmonsville a fire of an undetermined but suspicious origin swept through a vacant warehouse Here Early wednesday morning destroying the huge building and a Home nearby. Firemen from five towns rushed to assist in com batting the fire. About a.m., the old Palmetto warehouse formerly used for tobacco safes caught fire. In recent months it had been used for Sale of cucumbers. In addition to Timmonsville firemen units from Florence Olanta Lynchburg Darlington and Lake City responded to the Call for assistance. The Blaze quickly spread through the tin Side warehouse located on Market Street and flames Al s o destroyed the nearby Home of mrs. Mary Watford a widow who lived alone. She has been in a Florence Hospital since Sec fire Page 2-a july 9 is first in draft Washington a Smeider to meet military manpower 12 million men born in 1951 got their places in line for uie 1971 draft wednesday with those whose birthdays fall on july 9 standing first in line. The positions were assigned by a National lottery Matching the birthdays of men turning 19 this year with numbers from one to 365. Needs next year. This year s draftees got numbers in a Simi Lar lottery last december. In this drawing july was a hot month with three of the lowest numbers As Well As the thus safest numbers. Number 1 went to dec. By july 25 at number 3, and july 29 at number 4. July 7, however was matched with number 365 men sharing that birthday will be the last ones called meaning that As men will be called in Fiat or Christmas be followed Brazil blocks Hijack by the associated press brazilian police rushed an air liner in Rio de Janeiro wednes Day and rescued 40 persons from hijackers who had threatened to kill them one by one unless the plane was allowed 10 go to Cuba. An american jetliner mean while awaited permission of the Fidel Castro government to leave Havana after being diverted there during the next to last leg of a san Francisco to Miami flight. Tie brazilian Jet hijacked during a Rio to Buenos Aires trip was taken Over three men and a woman As the plane was flying Over Sao Paolo its first Stop. Hie Pilot convinced the hijackers he would have to refuel in Kio before starting the Long flight to Cuba when the landed its tires were flattened by police machine gun fire. Advancing behind a Cloud of Gas police boarded the aircraft. Several shots were heard and five ambulances later left the scene. Days of the year and their priorities Are listed on Page 12 c things now look they stand Al most no Chance at All of being drafted. There has been no official estimate As yet How Many men the Pentagon will need next year or therefore Bow High up the numbers list draft boards will have to go. A fair it s Only a guess would be that the lower half or two thirds would stand a Chance of being drafted. While the lottery was in pro Gress the defense department announced an August quota of the lowest monthly Fig since last december s a Pentagon spokesman Jerry Friedheim said it is possible there May be a Tow months at the end of this Calendar year in which there would be no draft

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