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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - July 19, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaA. associated press writer Atlanta. Sumter. . School District argued at a Federal compliance hearing wednesday thai busing elementary pupils might violate supreme court guidelines Laid Down in 1971. In his opening so Alcmene at the health. Education and Wel fare hearing school Board at Torney h. Simmons tale or contended the Board has dime All possible under the present limitations of buildings and Grade structures to achieve racial balance. Ter school authorities argue about busing approximately half the pupils in the District s 10 schools Are Black. Tale said the 1971 guidelines issued in the Swann is. Char 1 o t i a Mecklenburg decision raise the question of whether busing must be of time and distance As to impair the health education and safely of a a Young lie said the District buses Junior and senior High school Stu dents but so far has drawn Hie line at busing elementary Chil Dren because of Ito Swann do i1kw. Under Federal court or Der to review compliance procedures of. School districts around the nation in Light of the Swann decision contends the Board has not done All it can to desegregate the system. In opening remarks. How Al Toniey Dave ionian said there is a substantial disproportion in racial composition in seven of the 10 schools and that the District is therefore formally the District will lose All fed eral funding if hearing judge Norman a. Bork rules that it is in non compliance with the Swann guidelines. An Appeal was expected however in the event of a finding. The hearing was to continue thursday. Piork said tie Sumlor proceedings were among the first brought by hew after a District of Columbia circuit court directed the Agency to Institute actions against a number of school districts in Light of the 197 guidelines. The circuit court order was upheld last month by a Federal appeals panel As How began reviewing compliance patterns across the country. Tate outlined the Ward s past compliance procedures implemented in the 1970-71 school year with i Ike approval. He added that it has worked out another plan which would reduce the number of Black pupils in the District s two All Black schools using the majority to minority Transfer option. That option enables a Pupil to Transfer at the Board s expense from a school where to is in the racial majority to one where he is in the minority. The Board understands that the government has Nui accepted his plan. Nevertheless we Are prepared to go Forward with Tate said. The 1970 plan replacing a Freedom of Choice system utilizes the method of assigning pupils on the basis of contiguous school the Board contends thai fur ther desegregation would require busing pupils a maximum of 5. L minutes each Way. Including he time it would Lake for children to walk to the stops charted by i Ike. We assert that 35 minutes is the maximum reasonable length of busing talc said. Time is More important than distance and you re not just talking about bused time. You re talking about por Lal to Poi hew counsel argued. They could Ilo a great Deal More toward compliance than change a few Boundary the question he said was whether desegregation was not insufficient and thus whether the District was not in violation of the 1964 civil Kights act and supreme court rulings. State adds Park Woods Bay first nature Park Tyjohn Weatherford morning news staff writer ceremonies marking the acquisition of Woods Bay for future develop ment As a nature pail by the South Carolina department of Parks. Recreation and tourism Piti wore held Here wednesday. One of the. Few remaining unique natural areas left in the state. Woods Hay is a 1.500 acre tract of land located three Miles East of Ola la. Off . 301 in Florence. Sumlor and Claren Don counties. The Woods Hay properly was purchased by Plit from seven area landowners and one estate at a Cost of half the Cost. Is being paid by a Federal Grant from the . Bureau outdoor recreation Worl. Officials on hand for the ceremonies held near an old Mill site included Gil. John a. May. Slate Liaison officer for Hor Robert Baker. South Eastern regional director of former slate sen. . Nick Zig Leroy Florence and put staff members. Also taking part in the ceremonies Truluc of Florence who will become the first superintendent of i he state s first nature Park. Truluck s interest in the preservation of Hie Bay goes Back More than two years. Throughout the last two years he waged something of a one Man Halle to keep the natural area from being destroyed. 1 the Woods Hay tract was Pur chased by put under a new Park classification As a unique natural area. It is an elliptical shaped depression in the Earth and a natural phenomenon of a Type Peculiar to n Orch and South Carolina called Carolina Bays these Hays Are situated in a nerf invest to Southeast direction and remain a mystery to geologists. Woods Bay is covered by three feet of water and is similar to a swamp except that the Waler level remains con Stant and is Spring fed. The Bay is grown up with Cypress and gum Trees and is the Home of Many . Flat Crowl and other forms of wildlife. Theories Aslo the origin of Woods Bay and the few remaining Carolina Bays Are varied but Many believe they were caused by meteorites crashing Inlo Ilie Earth. Few Carolina Bays remain today. Most have teen drained for farm or Timber in recent Al part expect Woods Bay will be partially developed along a nature theme with boardwalks and boat trails stretching throughout the Park. In a fashion similar to Okefenokee stale Park in Georgia. State Parks department receives Check for Purchase of Bay Robert m. Baker right presents Check to col. John a. May former state senator e. N. Zeigler returns from kayak tour of Woods Bay Zeigler was one of Many in attendance at ceremony marking Purchase of Bay to Mug local state area thursday Darlington insurance meeting set morning news correspondent Darlington annual meeting of the policyholders of the banners Mutual insurance association of Darlington county will be held on aug. I. The meeting will be held Al i . In the c s drive in Bank. To polls will be received and officers and directors will he elected. Insurance in Force june 30 amounted to the association was organized in 1895. W. E. Dargan is president. A. .1. Howard is vice president. Virgil Galloway is Secretary treasurer. Dairy Industry asks s. C. Price increase committee works Cuttino Case May reopen gasoline Supply reported better Charlotte. . Spokesman for he Exxon co. Regional office in Charlotte acknowledged wednesday that the gasoline Supply is improving. John p. Heidy. Public relations manager in the Charlotte office said in an interview that inc company has temporarily suspended its gasoline Alloca Tion program in most locations Easl of the Rocky mountains. Arcidy said the suspension is for a .10-Day period after which the program will be reviewed. Asked if the gasoline shortage was Over. Reidy replied. Product availability is a Little better. Well probably get through the summer Wilh Only spot in specific Loca Hartsville Plant hearing planned Washington a the atomic Energy commission Sam wednesday it is scheduling a Public hearing on the Environ mental Impact of a Hartsville s.c., nuclear Power Plant. The dec made the announce ment in in the Federal Register. The Carolina Power Light co. Was Given an operating License far the ii. B. Robinson unit 2 Plant in 1970 before the commission issued regulations requiring broader environmental review. The commission invited per sons whose interest May be affected to file a petition by aug. 17 to intervene in the hearing. The hearing would consider whether the License should be continued modified or terminated to protect the Environ Ninf the dec said. Sumter api a Cili Commilles is to Call wit Nesses before the Sumler county grand jury monday As part of an Effort to reopen the Case of the Man convicted of murdering 13-year-old Margaret Peg culling. William j. Pierce. Or. Was convicted of the in Lino slaying last March lie has also Hoen convicted of three murders in Georgia and one other killing in South Carolina. During n hearing fora retrial in the Cuttino slaying. Or. And mrs. S. 0. of Horatio lest Ifird they saw the Cuttino girl in their store in the com Pany of two boys after the Date girl was to have disappeared from her Home. Since then owner members of the citizens co Manittee have re ported they saw inc girl alive after the Dale she disappeared. Pierce had been convicted on the basis of information he gave Law officers that they said could Only be known to the killer. Such information As a description of the Scarf the girl wore the Type of Parl Hal was tied in the Scarf and the fact that there were Low flying planes along the route the killer look the girl prompted the officers to use the information in the trial. Pierce also confessed to the killing but later refilled the statement. During the trial. The prose cution said the murder took place on dec. 8. 1970. A Young witness who said he saw Pierce at the murder scene said it could not have been dec. 18. Because he would have been in school that Day. The witness added his father who also saw Pierce would have been a work on he Date. The Young Man s father died before he rial. Also Al inc iria of the culling murder defense witnesses testified they saw Pierce Al work in Swainsboro. A. He Day the girl was abducted. Columbia soaring production costs the Dairy Industry asked the South Carolina Dairy commission wednesday to increase the retail Cost of milk by five cents per. Half gallon. Testimony by Farmers and dominated the Public hearing seeking the third boost in milk prices in seven months. Only two persons spoke against an increase and even they did not object to Dairy Farmers gelling nor j for the milk they sell to distributors. But they said the Price increase should not be passed on to the housewife. The minimum Price of milk in the slate is now fid cents a half gallon. Ilance Finley. A Dairy Farmer from Mountville. Called the current Price squeeze the worst in my 2i years of Dairy sex lie said his feed Bill for the past four months was above his feed costs for the comparable four months last year. Finley warned that unless an increase is approved Many Dairy herds in the stale will be liquidated and the stale will face a milk shortage. George ii. Jung of Louisville. By. Anol Lucial of dairymen. Inc. Said milk Pix Duclion in South Carolina has declined at a higher Rale during the past in Ellis than in any older part of do i Iii Ion. Jung was asked toy k. Stone chairman of he Dairy commission what would be the eff cd if he commission did not fix minimum milk prices and Competition was allowed to set inc Price. Jung said thai would probably Lead to Price wars which would in disastrous to the stale s Dairy in lie Long run to milk Consumers. New correspondent is announced by a Columbia api George Edward de Rowland has peach Harvester a mechanical peach Harvester is demonstrated at the Clemson University san Hills Experiment station near Colum Bia. The Over the Row Harvester which straddles the Row of Trees As it moves along is completely hydraulically powered utilizing a three Man Crew to Harvest the fruit and place it in bulk bins. A kindergarten program doubles in Darlington county a Islington the Darlington county Public school District will have eight state supported kindergartens during doubling last year s number. In addition bore Are nine kindergartens in the District operating through Federal fun Ding bringing the expanding program to More than 500 children. To be financed with slate funds ibis year Are kindergartens. At Pate and Cain elementary schools in Darlington Carolina and West i Hartsville in Plarl Seville and an afternoon class one half unit at in mar elementary school. Existing state supported kindergartens Are those at Thorn Well elementary school in Hartsville Spring and is. John s elementary in Darlington and a morning class at Lamar elementary. Federally financed kindergartens operating in the District Are those Al South Side. Sono Visla and Washington Street elementary schools in the Hartsville area iwo at Rosenwald and two at Brockington elementary schools. Darlington area and two at Spaulding elementary. Lama area. Parents who wish to enrol their children in kindergarten classes and have nol already done so. Should Contact the school principal. Children must be five years old on or before n voc Meier 1 to enrol a birth certificate from inc health department and a certificate of immunize lion arc required upon registration. The Darlington county school District started its Public kindergarten program in it has grown steadily each year in keeping Wilh one of the major objectives of inc state Hoard of education to establish a statewide program of Public kindergartens to All five year old children by 1075 the kindergartens part of the regular school program Are supported by local state and Federal fund s. The school District provides a certified teacher and teacher aide for each class and instructional materials and supplies. Been appointed correspondent in charge of the Columbia office of the associated press it was announced wednesday by Carolinas chief of Bureau Joe Dill. Rowland will replace Rob Wood who will remain on the Columbia a staff As a writer concent rating primarily on Enterprise stories. The change is effective aug. I. Rowland. 3fi. Has been on the a staff in Charlotte since serving first As a writer and editor and recently As wire photo coordinator and night supervisor. Prior to joining the associated press. Rowland was copy desk chief of the Raleigh times. He also had worked As reporter and copy editor Al the Winston Salem c. Journal Sentinel. Rowland born in Aurens county. S. A. Is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. His wife. Eleanor is a native of Greenwood. S. C. They have two children Dill said the changes were made in order to give Wood More Opportunity to develop Enterprise copy and to Lake advantage of his great writing ability. This will form a staff which includes one of the finest feature writers in the slate in r o b Wood and the acknowledged Dean of legislative writers in Al Dill said. De Rowland is a seasoned Veteran newsman who will Call the shots in heading up the operation. Wood. 45. Correspondent at Columbia since 1309. Is a native of Texas and a graduate of Baylor University lie worked on newspapers Al Waco and Houston. Texas before joining the associated press staff Al Albuquerque. N. A. In 1957. He was transferred to Phoenix the same year and to California in 10154. He served As corresponded Al Raleigh Ami on the staff Al Charlotte before moving to Columbia. N

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