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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - July 6, 1973, Florence, South Carolina2-a Friday july Florence morning news tobacco referendum gets airing at pee Dee meet by John Weatherford morning news staff writer pee dec area flue cured tobacco grower representatives in addition to numerous slate and county agricultural personnel were told thursday that the july 17 tobacco referendum is the most important vote Ever held on the tobacco Kirk Wayne from the Raleigh office of tobacco associates inc., repeatedly emphasized the importance of publicizing the referendum in a thursday luncheon sponsored by to at the 1-95 Holiday inn. Wayne explained that his organization had contracted with the county ass offices to hold the to referendum at the same time Farmers vote on the tobacco quota program. The to referendum will determine whether Farmers continue for the next three years to pay one Dollar per acre to support the Export promotion organization for flue cured tobacco. 1many Little things have pushed tobacco to the Wayne said therefore we. Need the largest number of growers possible to vote in the july 17 Wayne also enumerated the efforts of the corporation s president Joe Williams to fight disc rim nation against american Tobac co in the european common Market. This is one thing Worth put Ting Down the plow Wayne said to maintain the Price support system and continue the work of tobacco associates. We need everyone to publicize this Date and its importance throughout the Frank Williamson of Darling ton echoed the referendum s importance. This referendum Benjamin h. Smith l. H. Herrington Lake City funeral ser vices for Benjamin h. Smith 84, will be conducted by the Rev. Or. R. W. Park the Rev. Fred Guthrie and the Rev. William Hoyd. Burial Wilt be in Hie Lake City memorial directed by Lake City funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Thurman Graham. W. W. Fair w. C. Hodges. Jim Mcelveen. William Rollins. Ross Rollins. Oscar Odom. Ellie Ard. And Roy Cromer. Or. Smith died wednesday afternoon in a Florence Hospital. He was born septem Ber 30. 1880 in Abbeville county a son of the late James m. And Iceline Kerr Smith. He was educated in Abbeville county schools and Draughon s business College in Columbia. For Many years he was engaged in the banking business in Greenwood. Donalds and Coward. He served As magistrate of Cowart Salem District for 12 years. Prior to his retirement on january 1. I9s5. He was vice president and manager of the Lake City bran cd of Johnson Cotton co. Inc. For 25 years. He was a life Mem Ber of the Lake City masonic Lodge no. 193 . A scottish and a York rite Mason a Shriner. And a member of the Omar Temple of Charleston. He was also a member of the Lake City j presbyter Jan Church a lifetime ruling elder a member of the men s Bible class and the surviving Are his wife. Mrs. Margaret Dallas Smith a son Benjamin h. Smith or. Of Wilmington . A brother. J. Frank Smith of Greenwood seven Sisters. Mrs. Lessie s. Ashley and mrs. Anna s. Ashley both of Innea path mrs Ben Ian s. Campbell. Mrs. Mallie s. Gilmer. And mrs. F. K. Lillie Smith All of Donalds. Mrs. M. .1. Bertie Mcbride of Augusta. A. And mrs. K. P. Brown of Starr and two granddaughters. Dan Worley Slater funeral services for Dan Worley. 59. Will be con ducted al -1 . Sunday at is. Mark s United methodist Church by the Rev. Barney Fowler or. And the Rev. S. D. Newell. Burial will be in Evergreen memorial Park cemetery directed by Shelley Brunson funeral Home. Or. Worley died wednesday in Walter Reed army Hospital near Bethesda. My. After a Long illness. Born in Greenville. Ala., a son of the late will and Laura. Worley. He was a member of the Mark s United methodist Church and was retired from he us. Army after 30 years service. Surviving Are his wife. Mrs. Mary Stevens Worley of sum Ler two daughters. Mrs. Elaine w. Lambert of Sumter and mrs. Marilyn w. Smith of Green Ville two Brothers. Hansell Worley of Greenville. Ala. And Radford Worley of Montgomery Ala. And four grand children. Walter f. Barr funeral services for Walter Friendly Barr will be conducted at 11 . Friday in Waters funeral Home Chapel by Fred Stancliff and the Rev. Norman Phil Eek. Burial will be in mount Hope cemetery. Pallbearers will be Richard Anderson Glenn Ezell Dallas Stephenson Rex White Joe Young and r. E. Kennedy. Or. Barr 68, died at his Home wednesday after a Short illness. Winston Salem . Leslie Leroy Herrington 60, of Winslon Salem died thursday morning in a Winston Salem Hospital. Funeral services will be con ducted saturday at .at Woodland Baptist Church. Burial will be in Forsyth memorial Park. He was bom in Morehead City ., a son of mrs. James Herrington. He lived in Winston Salem for the past 17 years and worked for Pope construction co. He was a member of Woodland Baptist Church. Surviving Are his wife mrs. Mattie Gerrald Herrington two daughters mrs. Raymond Ramsey of Eden and mrs. Helen Huffman of High Point four grandchildren and a great grandchild four Sisters. Mrs. Florence Rogers and mrs. Caplola Jackson both of Mullins ., mrs. Mattie Belle Godbold of Hendersonville mrs. Joyce Jackson of Waycross a. Four Brothers James herring on of Horry county. .1. Charles herring ton and Earl Herrington both of Mullins. . And b. J. Herring ton of Marion Mrs. Ara Winston Lake City mrs. Ara Rogers Winston widow of Richard Ivy Winston died wednesday night at her Home after a Long illness. Funeral services will be con ducted at . Friday at Lake City United methodist Church by. The Rev. George Strait. Burial will be in Lake City cemetery directed by Brockington funeral Home. Pallbearers will be Jimmy Epps Eddie Epps Sam Rogers Leon Rogers Robin Rogers Thurman Rogers Bob Taylor Forest Rogers and Boyce Culp. Mrs. Winston was born March 28, 1892, a daughter of the late Murchison m. And Mary Irene Wilson Rogers. She was a Mem Ber of Lake City United methodist Church and a life member of the women s society of Christian service. Surviving Are two sons Richard i. Winston or. Of Lake City and Julian Clark Winston of Columbia two daughters mrs. F. Warren Harriet Hor ton of Kingstree and mrs. John g. Ethel Gooding of Green Sboro n. C. And eight grand children. Robert j. Wise Robert Jackson Wise. 53, of it. 3. Died in Usak regional Hospital Shaw Field in Sumler thursday after a Short illness. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Waters funeral Home. Melvin Rush Melvin Rush of 107 Wilson Heights died in a local nursing Home thursday night after a Long illness. Funeral services will be announced by Smith funeral service. Mrs. Ruby Smith Hartsville funeral services for mrs. Ruby Bell Smith will be conducted Friday at by the Rev. E. A. Spann in the Sandy Bluff methodist Church in Lee county. Burial will be in Greenlawn cemetery directed by Copeland funeral Home. Mrs. Smith died saturday in a Charleston Hospital after along illness. Surviving Are her husband Roosevelt Smith and her Mother. Mrs. Novella Lighty. Determines whether or not we stay in the tobacco he said. Williamson then opened the meeting to discussion of possible Means of publicizing the referendum. Emory can Ley information coordinator from the stale ass office then reported polls would be open from 7 . Until 7 . On the 17th. Steve Anderson jr., Field ser vices agent for the farm Bureau then noted that a meeting of county farm Bureau personnel was to be held later that afternoon and that the subject would receive appropriate attention at that time. The group was also told that the South Carolina warehouse association would bring up the subject at the group s next meeting on july 10. Other groups also noted their support of the two referendum issues. Discussion then arose As to whether or not tobacco growers were buying a pig in a poke by supporting to. A representative from the Farmer s Home administration questioned the financial situation of the Export promotion organization. The suggestion was made that the organization publish and distribute to All tobacco growers a broken Down Finan Cial the Point was then made that an annual report by the association s president was available to anyone who wished to see or publish the information. Someone also noted that tobacco growers serve on. The Board of to. Also during the course of the meeting Don Benton tobacco specialist from the Clemson University Extension service slated this year s tobacco crop situation is not As bad As has been publicized. Because of a 10 per cent increase in acreage we should see about 105 per cent of last year s crop this year. Most of the losses due to rain were on the edges of the tobacco producing area. A Good crop of tobacco is in he Pageland Man shot to death in Motel room Pageland ., Man was shot to death in his downtown Charlotte Motal room Early thursday police said. A suspect in the slaying was arrested after a five Block foot Chase. Police said the shooting occurred about . In a room on the ground level of the Golden Eagle South at 601 n. Try on St. The body of a Man registered at the Motel As James l. Wil Liams was found in the room by patrolmen g. W. Shore and h. V. Boge not Long after they had taken a Charlotte Man into custody five blocks away. The victim was later positively identified As James Wesley Sherrin 28, of Pageland. Police arrested Jerry Roger Mcmillian 22, of Charlotte and charged him with murder. He was held without Bond in the Mecklenburg county jail police said. Police gave the following account Shore and Boger were on patrol when they saw a Man about a Block from the Motel walking at a Quick Pace with a gun in each hand. As officers neared the Man he attempted to conceal the guns and then began running. Shore chased the Man on foot for five stocks before catching him after firing a warning shot into the air. Lake City Man struck by Auto Dies of injuries a Lake cily Man was killed late wednesday night after being run Over by an automobile while he was lying in the Highway according to Florence county Coroner Williamt. Billy Eaddy. Coroner Eaddy identified the Man As 37-year-old Leo Singletary of 312 Moore St. The victim the Coroner said was run Over by James Burgess of the deep River Section of Florence county. A witness stated that Singletary was laying on the Road around . When the automobile struck him. He died minutes later. The Accident is still under investigation by members of the Florence county sheriffs department and the take City 1 Clicc department. School Board tobacco associates official Speaks on upcoming referendum Kirk Wayne left and Lonzo Israel were in attendance at meeting county Council discusses routine problems at meet problems concerning the operation of the sanitary land fill Airport Security and employee salaries occupied much of thursday s meeting of the Florence Cohly Council. The Council agreed to Post a sigh at the sanitary Landfill instructing persons using the facility that the county is not responsible for any damage to their vehicles caused by the use of Landfill equipment in the removal of private vehicles stuck in the Landfill s Muddy Bottom. The Council also agreed to instruct county attorney Philip Arrowsmith to draw a form absolving the county from any damage to private vehicles. The form is to he signed by individuals bogged Down in the mud before they Are assisted by Landfill equipment. Council s action came in response to complaints from Tommy Graham owner of reliable garbage service that his vehicles have been damaged by Landfill equipment. The damage occurred when the Landfill equipment was used to pull Graham s trucks out of the. Mud. Persons using the Landfill have been told that they Are responsible for any damage done to their equipment county manager Clyde Barnes replied. But Graham countered saying that he was informed of the county s Lack of liability Only after the damage occurred. Graham estimated damage to his vehicles at the Council approved what amounts to an Exchange of ser vices Between the sheriff s department and the City of Florence. The City will continue to Supply a pumper truck to the Florence City county Airport until it obtains an air crash demo party limits precinct workers the Florence county democratic party will limit the num Ber of poll workers to three persons at each precinct and ballots will be delivered instead of picked up by poll workers in air attempt to work within the party s limited budget. Party Secretary Ralph w. Garrison said thursday. Since there is office open for election the costs of conducting this election will exceed the income we received through filing fees therefore we Are allowing Only three workers at each Garrison said. Poll workers for the party Are usually paid around per Day. With three workers at each of the county s 54 polls the fees amount to for poll workers alone. The ballots will be delivered to the polls the Day before the election instead of being picked up the saturday before this will save us the Cost of fees for 54 workers or an additional the Secretary stated. In regularly scheduled elections filing fees paid by the candidates for seeking election to several different offices usually defray the costs of conducting the election. This special election set to fill the seat left vacant by the election of rep. David Harwell to the 12th judicial circuit judgeship has Only four candidates on the ballot. Filing fees were for each candidate giving the democratic party Only for expenses. School District ready for innovative goals Florence school District one will press for several innovations next year Mem Bers of the Florence lion s club were told at a meeting thursday night. Or. Bruce Crowley superin pendent elect said these innovations would include teacher evaluation and school self evaluation in an attempt to gain accreditation. Succeeding recently retired superintendent Henry l. Sneed or. Crowley pointed out that accreditation of the schools plays an important part in the Overall economic growth of the area As Well As furthering the education of students. It s amazing that Many industries Check not Only on the Sites of proposed new industries but they Check among the first things the accreditation or Lack of accreditation of schools in that three of the four District one High schools or. Crowley poin Ted out Are accredited already with Only the new West Florence High awaiting certification. This is not to say that West Florence is lacking in any respect but that it is simply a matter of time in getting a school he said. Adding that 87 per cent of s. schools Are certified the superintendent elect told of school District one being among the 13 per cent whose elementary schools lacked accreditation. Commenting on the recently approved millage increase for Florence school District or. Crowley praised Florence area citizens for supporting the increase saying it was essential to the further education of students in the District. Liberty mayor gets hearing c 0 i. U m b i a a p judge Robert Hemphill said thursday he. Has set july 9 to hear Mary Finney s complaint that she was illegally suspended As mayor of Liberty by gov. John c. West mrs. Finney is asking the Jurist to vacate the suspension or Der. West suspended her after she was charged by the Pickens county grand jury with embezzling in Public funds. She charges the governor acted without making an investigation relying instead on information supplied by the state Law enforcement division which the governor Heads. She also questions the Gover nor s authority to remove her from office. Her indictment was the result of a grand jury probe made after City Council members complained they could t deter mine what had happened to in police Bonds and fines. Rescue vehicle and the sheriff s department will continue to Supply Security personnel As Are needed. Sheriff de Mcleod told the Council that he did not have sufficient personnel to meet incoming flights at the Airport. He pointed out that he has 20 deputies to the City police department s 50 patrolmen. He noted that the police depart ment had rejected a request from the Airport commission to Supply Security personnel at the Airport. . Lynch or. Charged that the Airport commission should be Able to Supply Security personnel from the appropriated jointly from the City and county. Regarding employee salaries Council approved increasing magistrate mrs. Carolyn Smith s salary from to the same As the salary of magistrate . Babe Mcleod. Mrs. Smith had received a five per cent salary increase along with the other magistrates in the county during budget discussions. Before Council approved the increase Joe Griffin argued that the Council had agreed that if Revenue from mrs. Smith s office increased to the level of Mcleod a the salary was to be increased next year. An Effort by . By Stokes to raise All magistrate s salaries to was Defeated by a 5 to 2 vote. Stokes argued that if a magistrate s salary is not based in part on the Revenue his office generates then All magistrates should receive the same salary. Council also raised amount of the county s portion of the salary of the clerk in the office of the county identification office. The office is funded jointly by the City and county on a 50 -50 basis. Council delayed any action on a request from hot line for financial assistance until the Council can meet with representatives of the county drug abuse commission. Hot line representatives requested funds from the county for the continued employment of a coordinator rather than have their services absorbed by he drug com Mission. In other Council action Council approved the addition of annually and a month for the employment of a county physician. The salary is the same As last year even though the county no longer operates the prison farm. Council approved Adver Tising locally for the Purchase of a car for the county manager. Barnes had requested that the car be purchased under the emergency Section of the county s purchasing regulation which eliminates the need for taking bids. Council agreed to deed the town of Timmonsville up to 30 acres in the county owned Industrial Park on . 76. The site is to be used for a new water treatment Plant. Continued from Page u was quickly put in nomination with Little discussion. Then Tanner began to discuss the qualifications of mrs. Leona Cunningham another person suggested by the Florence Board. In the midst of a discussion of mrs. Cunningham s performance in the May school elections when she was a candidate Poston interrupted to read a let Ter from the s. C. Attorney general s office. Dated May 7, the letter was a reply to a query from pos Lon As to the legality of a person s ser ving on a Board of education while concurrently employed As a Public school teacher. In my opinion employees of the schools in Florence county would not be eligible to serve on the county Board of wrote Hardwick Stuart jr., assistant attorney general. Both Gilbert and Tanner Are teacher s in the county s Public schools. They Are also the Only two Blacks on the county Board. Of education. Tanner As Well As the other members of the Board were apparently amazed at chair Man Poston s Reading of the let Ter and a heated Exchange bet Ween Tanner and Poston followed. Tanner said he was willing to leave the meeting immediately if his voting and speaking there was illegal. Poston replied that he was Only Reading the letter at that time As a matter of information and that Tanner should remain. Tanner asked does t that letter mean that i am not really a member of this that s what the letter said Poston. Poston later told the morning news that he had requested the letter in the Spring after the attorney general s office had made a similar ruling concer Ning the District school Board in Lake City. Poston also acknowledged that he received the letter during the week of May 7 but had not disclosed it to either Gilbert Tanner or the Public. Tanner and Gilbert were both appointed to the county Board last Winter by the Florence county legislative delegation. The matter of their being teachers was not raised at that Lime. After the discussion of the Lel Ter die d Down Tanner remained at the meeting and continued his discussion of mrs. Cunningham eventually placing her name., in nomination. However the nomination did not receive a the Board then voted to appoint Thomas to the position on the Florence school Board by a four to one margin Tan Ner cast the dissenting vote. The meeting was then adjourned. Thomas will serve approximately 10 months on the local school Board until the regular school elections next May. I was really surprised no idea i would be Thomas who did not learn of his appointment until coming Home from work at 6 . As a younger Man i think i can come up with ideas to help the Board and improve the education of our he said. "1 consider it a Challenge to get involved in thinking and working out he added. Thomas 28. Lives in the Evergreen Community and is self employed with Thomas Brothers construction com Pany. A son of or. And mrs. George Thomas of Evergreen he graduated from Wilson High school and was recently reeled led As vice president of the Greenwood elementary school Parent teacher association. He married the former Mildred Smalls of Florence. They have one child. Darrin who attends Greenwood school. Association seeks tighter regulations Washington a an association of truck and bus Drivers thursday asked the department of transportation to tighten up safety regulations to keep tired truck Drivers off the Road. The professional Drivers Council said current regulations Are not effective in insuring that truck Drivers Are rested before they Start an assignment. It said the fatality rate for accidents involving heavy duty trucks is twice the National a. Rage for All motor vehicles and that fatigue plays a part in 76 per cent of All accidents where physical condition of the Driver is a Factor. The Council asked the depart ment to Amend its safely regu lations to reduce the maximum daily driving limitation from 10 to 8 hours. It also requested that the on duty limitation be Cut from 15 to 12 consecutive hours. Other recommendations were that the minimum off duty period be increased from 8 to 10 hours that Drivers be Guaran teed one 36 hour period off duty each week and that Drivers not be required to drive after work ing a total of 40 hours in one week. The Council also said the department should require companies to place All Drivers on assignment shifts so that they would have predictable work sleep cycles. British wr1516li first to Cross Atlantic -july6 1q1q i f t the Art of being in August of .1893 our firm was of imbed. In 1963 we built for our friends Florence s first modern funeral Home and Chapel. This year we have completely remodeler our facilities in order to better serve you. We invite your inspection and your suggestions. National selected mortician 89 years of service Florence s leading funeral Home and Chapel 400 Dargan St. Florence s. C

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