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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - June 16, 1974, Florence, South Carolina2-a-4unday. Jump 1174 Florence morning news seven major Bills pending before . Legislature Columbia a Here is the status of major Bills Pend ing in the South Carolina legis lature going into the 24th week of the 1974 session. Budget Bill the Senate will begin debate tuesday on its finance com Mittee s million version of the general appropriations Bill. Anticipated state Revenue for the next fiscal year was revised upward by More than Mil lion last week. Budget planners say this will allow the Senate to restore cuts made by the finance committee in the House passed budget Bill. Capital punishment a House Senate conference committee will meet tuesday and is expected to agree on a Compromise for a Bill to restore the death penalty. More opposition arguments Are possible when the amended Bill is re turned to the House but it is expected to be approved. L. G. Hollingsworth lever e. Hayes Greensboro n. La by Gerard Hollingsworth sr., 81, died Friday in a Florence Hospital. Funeral services will be con ducted at 2 . Monday at St. Paul presbyterian Church Greensboro. Burial will be in Guilford memorial Park cemetery directed by Hanes Lineberry funeral Home. North Elm Street Chapel. Or. Hollingsworth was a retired estimator for Southern plate Glass co. Of Greensboro and a Veteran of world War ii. Surviving Are his wife mrs. Eula Johnson Hollingsworth of the Home a daughter mrs. Anne Fitzgerald of Lincolnton three sons Gordon Hollingsworth of Florence ., . Hollingsworth or. Of Green Sboro and Ray Hollingsworth of Martinsville a. Three ethics legislation the House is expected to give its final approval this week to an ethics Bill designed to pro Hibit conflict of interest practices by legislators top bracket Public officials and political candidates. The Bill is Given no Chance of passage in the sen ate. Home Rule the Senate is expected to give its final approval tuesday to the Home Rule Bill simple m e n t i n g a constitutional amendment permitting new Powers and duties for local governing bodies. Several Senate amendments added to the Bill Are Likely to come under heavy attack when it reaches the House. Taxation amendment plans Call for the Senate to begin debate this week on a Resolution to submit to the Vot ers in november a revised constitutional article dealing with taxation and finance. Liability insurance the Bill revising South Caro Lina s Auto liability insurance system is still in a House sen ate conference committee. The Latta lever e. Hayes 20, died saturday afternoon from injuries received in an automobile Accident. Funeral services will be con ducted at 4 . Sunday at cat fish Creek Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Church cemetery directed by cot committee May make a report Gingham funeral Home. This week. Or. Hayes was bom in adjournment Darlington county a son of a House Senate committee on Carol and Annie Hayes of it. 1, adjournment will meet tuesday c Latta. He attended Latta to discuss legislation that Florence a Tbs As she won out should receive priority Atten Tion before adjournment of 1974 session. A Tbs Louise Merritts Center receives pageant she is shown with j. Robinson a and j. Alexander r miss Merritts wins a Tbs at pageant Friday night by Graham morning news staff writer amidst tears and shouts of approval Louise Merritts was named mis schools and was employed at Oak River Mills in Bennett Seville. Surviving in addition to his parents Are five Brothers James s. Hayes Gerald e. Hayes Larry k. Hayes Robert m. Hayes and Benjamin e. Hayes All of Latta and a sister miss Susan Hayes of Latta. Local residence damaged by fire the Home of a Florence Man Over twelve other Young ladies in the Competition Friday night at West Florence High school auditorium. Josiella Robinson and Janice Alexander were named first and second runners up respectively. Janice Martin who was also among the six Semi finalists Wade in the water in costume reminiscent of slavery. Diane Holiday 17, is the daughter of or. And mrs. Leverne Williams and attends West Florence High. She left the audience in stitches with her comical recitation of High on the miss Holiday was also a Semi finalist. Sharon Washington 18, daughter of mrs. Jessie Mae Washington a student at Wilson High and one of the Semi finalists offered a soul wrenching experience with a vocal Solo of come be disconsolate Statesville Luther Hollingsworth and William Hollingsworth of Goldsboro two Sisters mrs. Robert Crow of Galax a. And mrs. . Edwards of Gold 18 grandchildren and 16 great grandchildren. Lester Hall Bethune serv ice for Lester Hall will be con ducted sunday at 4 . In St. Matthew Baptist Church. Burial will be in the Church Ceme Tery directed by Young and Young funeral Home. Or. Hall. 40. Died thursday at his Home of an apparent heart attack. He was born in Raleigh ., a son of mrs. Gladys Jackson Hall and the late Henry Hall. He was educated in Lee county schools and was a member of St. Matthew Baptist Church. Surviving besides his Mother of Bethune Are his wife Jessie Mae Hall of Colum Bia a daughter. Miss Donna Ann Hall of Bethune three sons Lester Hall or. Wayne a. Hail and Harrison Hall All of Bethune four Sisters mrs. Carrie Benjamin of be Iune mrs. Mary Wilson and mrs. Eva Gantt both of Somerville . And mrs. Lillie Magazine of Sumter two Brothers Willie Hall of Columbia and Wade Hall of Bethune the paternal grand Mother. Mrs. Callie Hall of Bethune. Bennettsville funeral services for mrs. Lillie Clarkston Miller Cottingham will be conducted at 3 . Sun Day at first presbyterian Church Chapel. Burial will be in Sun set memorial Park directed by Whitner funeral Home. Mrs. Cottingham. 86, widow of Colin j. Cottingham. Died thursday at a local Hospital after a Long illness. She was born in ninety six a daughter of the late col. George Mcduffie and Virginia Griffin Miller. She attended Laurens City schools was a 1911 graduate of Winthrop College and a Public school teacher for 14 years in Georgia and South Carolina. She was a member of first presbyterian Church of Bennettsville. Was named miss congeniality was severely burned a mid for the it saturday morning fire. Accord the theme ing to Florence dept. Gifte5 5 and Wass Gwendolyn Davis 16. Capt. L. A. Hawkins the rear thoroughly executed As the con daughter of mrs. Betty Davis of the Home of Julius Backus i Ftp hair was into and Diana Mccoy 15, daughter of or. And mrs. Hezzie Mccoy performed creative dance routines to popular tunes. Joan Davis 17, daughter of or. And mrs. James Davis presented As her Talent a vocal Solo of the popular tune the Best thing 613 Miriam Avenue was Al most totally burned. Hawkins said the fire which occurred at 10 ., was of unknown origin. In addition to the Florence fire dept., Windy Hill Volunteer fire dept. Also responded. 20-year-old Latta Man Dies in car Accident Dillon a 20 year old Latta area Man was killed Early saturday afternoon near dil Lon in a one car Accident. The victim has been Ridenti test ants gifted their Way into the spectators hearts. Miss Merritts 15, daughter of or. And mrs. Sam Merritts is a rising Junior at West Florence High. An Early favorite with her Radiant smile she received thunderous applause for her rendition of never grow old in which she accompanied her self on the piano. Josiella Robinson 16, daughter of mrs. Germiellia Robinson and a rising senior at Mcclenaghan High graced the program with her dynamic performance of the Medley Day by Day of bless the lord from the Rock musical god Janice Alexander 18, that Ever happened to Denise Morris 17, played misty for the judges in a clarinet Solo. Denise is the daughter of mrs. Queen Esther Morris. Vicki Williams 17, daughter of mrs. Bell Williams recited a love poem Why did you go. Rebecca Roberts 15, daughter of mrs. Theresa Roberts gave a dramatic presentation of a Reading writ ten by herself entitled yesteryear s nightmares and a dream of Karen Scarborough 16, daughter of or. And mrs. Elzworth Bradley was to per form a vocal Medley but was unable to perform. Miss r. S. Becky Lunn coordinator of the pageant and Daniel Lane shared the Host responsibilities of the pageant which was sponsored by the Belles. The a Tbs pageant is the second sponsored by the Belles and the first teen pageant. The previous pageant was a Little miss Black Florence pageant. The reigning Sophia Baker a rising seventh grader Queen of Thelmaf pageant took her final walk at the teen pageant Friday night and wished the contestants Luck and the Good times she d had during her reign. Proceeds from the pageant were presented to representatives of the boy1 club of Florence and the pee Dee men Tal retardation Center of Florence. Woolworth store to close aug. 1 mrs. Hannah Johnson is going to miss Hose Long hours of aimless browsing through Woolworth s Racks of cos Metie bottles bedroom slippers fashion patterns curtains Kitchen Ware and thread. Mrs. Johnson can Date her relationship with Florence Woolworth store several decades Back and recalls fondly the pocketbook she bought on a Lay away basis after three months of savings. But saturday afternoon mrs. Johnson like Many other shoppers interviewed at the store appeared shocked to least that the downtown Florence discount store would close by August 1. Mrs. Johnson Calls herself a Reg ulnar oos Tomer but she said she had t noticed the close out signs that had been posted since june 5. Goodness you make me feel mrs. Johnson exclaimed. Other shoppers were puzzled by the news and let it go at that. Over the last few years however there Haven t been enough devoted clients like mrs. Johnson for Woolworth to remain open. The company recently notified the building s owner or. . Mobley it would t renew its 25-year old lease. Or. Mobley said he was surprised by Woolworth s move. They have the Best Corner in Florence. Maybe they have been disappointed by sales but business is coming Back naturally to according to several neighbouring merchants Woolworth one of the last remaining "5 10" stores in the downtown shopping Center has been declining in its drawing Power for several years. Company officers were tight lipped about the future of Woolworth in Florence but . Wingate a District manager for the company in South Carolina claimed that figures could be cited to justify the decision to close the downtown store. Walter Payne an employee dispatched from Charleston to supervise the closing of the store pointed to the Lack of nearby parking space and of sufficient traffic for impulse items to explain the company s move. Shoppers like mrs. Johnson and Boyd Bailey of Darlington who stops by about once a month Aren t the Only persons who will miss the store. Car less shoppers like George Matthews will miss the downtown Center. Matthews jumping to the conclusion that would relocate at a shopping mall on the outskirts of Florence protested it would t be worthwhile for him to take a bus to a store three Miles away. Besides the shoppers there Are the sales clerks like mrs. Dossie Cayle and mrs. Frances Mcpherson who already regret the Prospect of losing decades old customers. But mrs. Cayle who has put in 15 years at Woolworth re Calls the store s busier Days when there was a girl behind every today there Are Only four Sal women roaming about the store an office employee and the store Man Ager. It is the Prospect of a deserted building now joining two adjacent vacant stores that concerns some neighbouring businessmen. Ted Maness a Salesman at Fram s shoe store said he had not recently entered the store but was concerned by Wool Worth s move. It does t look Good for everybody will get a Little bit of Woolworth s said Larry Arazie of Larry s discount store. But it does t help when a shop closes. It did t help when Penney s moved. Penney s a department store occupied a site next to Woolworth before setting up quarters at the Florence mall. There Are no prospective tenants for the Woolworth building which Corners North Irby and West Evans streets and according to or. Mobley no new tenant can move in for another 18 months when Woolworth s lease expires. Surviving Are two daughters mrs. Martha Rankin of Bennett fied by Dillon county Coroner daughter of or. And mrs. Seville and mrs. Mary Warren of r. J. Rogers As Leaver Eugene James Alexander and a Hayes of it. 1, Latta. Graduate of Mcclenaghan High. Rogers said the Accident of displayed her dancing ability incurred when a car driven by an intricate fashion with her Hayes left the Road and flipped presentation of an african on its Side pinning Hayes be Welcome dance known As Harrington Iii. And five grand children. Mrs. Frances Keels Marvin b. Layton Marvin Bell Layton 57, of 614 botany or. Died saturday afternoon after an apparent heart attack at his Home. Funeral arrangements will be announced by Stoudenmire funeral Home. Or. Layton was born in Wake county. ". A son of mrs. Emma Smith Layton of Raleigh And the late Owen Layton. He had lived in Florence for 10 years and was err played by the Cameron Barkley co. He was a member of St. Paul United methodist Church the Millbrook masonic Lodge of Kaleigh ., and a Veteran of world War ii. Surviving besides his Mother Are his wife mrs. Inez Hayes Layton of Florence two daughters mrs. Thomas h. Susan Taylor of Fairbanks Alaska and mrs. Clarence i win Hicks of Florence Throe Brothers Leon Layton Robert f. Layton and John Gilbert All of Raleigh n. And four grandchildren. Mrs. Frances Reeves Keels 81, of 423 s. Warley St., died thursday night in a local Nur sing Home after a Long illness. Funeral services will be con ducted sunday at 2 . In St. John s episcopal Church. Burial will be in it. Hope cemetery directed by Waters funeral Home. Mrs. Keels was bom in Burke county a. The daughter of the late Riley w. And Mytilene Reese Reeves. She had been a resident of Florence for the last 42 years. She was a member of Central United methodist Church. Surviving Are a daughter. Miss Elinor g. Keels of Philadelphia. A a son j. Lynn Keels of Florence two Sisters mrs. Lewis cramp of Greensboro. . Mrs. Annie 11. Nease of Wrightsville. A and a brother. Floyd v. Reeves of Florence and three grand sons. Neath it. Also in the car were James Edward Campbell 21, and Jerry Glenn Campbell 19, both of Latta. Shumba Janice Martin 16, daughter of or. And mrs. Richard l. Martin according to Rogers the two and a cheerleader at West were treated for Shock by the Florence High also displayed her creativity with dance As she performed to the traditional Dillon Rescue squad and re leased. City news briefs Wilson class sets meet the 1964 graduating class of Wilson High school will hold its regular monthly meeting Sun Day. The meeting will be held at american legion Post 228, beginning at 5 . Chen but was extinguished by the Florence fire department. Actual fire damage was Light burning Only a stove and an oven. Most of the damage to the building was done by smoke according to the Florence fire department. Of faculty the manager of the shrimper was unavailable for comment and further details. Horry officials report Man stabbed to death Surfside Beach . County authorities said a Man who was stabbed to death was discovered in a car stopped for speeding at Myrtle Beach thursday night. Coroner Clayton Richardson identified the victim As Henry t. Todd 22. He said the Man was stabbed to death with a Steak knife As a result of a Domestic problem. Mitchell King 24, of Surfside Beach was charged with Mur Der and Hailey Graham was charged with housebreaking. Mrs. Lois Caston mrs. Maude Quillen Hartsville funeral services for mrs. Lois s. Caston. Widow of the late William 0. Caston. Will be con ducted at 3 . Sunday at Church Lurial will be in Magnolia cemetery directed by Brown Pennington Atkins funeral Home. Airs. Caston died Friday in a local Hospital after a Short illness. She was born in Darling ton county a daughter of the late Charles c. And Henretta Harper Sellers. She was employed by the u. S. Govern ment in Arlington a. For 25 years. Surviving Are two Sisters. 64, of 1204 Cox St. Died saturday at her Home a Fer a Long illness l funeral arrangements will Jamos d to announced by people s fun and Clifford a Cral orc Florence. Charles l. Young executive director of the Florence county commission on alcohol and drug abuse will serve on the faculty of the . School of alcohol and drug studies to be conducted monday through Friday in Columbia. Sponsored by the . Com Mission on narcotics and dangerous drugs and the . Commission on alcoholism the school will be held at capstone on the University of South Carolina Campus. Approximately 15 persons from Florence will attend the school. Young said and include representatives from key areas of alcohol and drug abuse ser vices in the county. Young said he will deliver classroom lectures and Lead group discussions. Shrimper closes the shrimper a seafood restaurant at 441 West Palmet to has been closed due to fire damage. The fire broke out at 5 Thursday morning in the kit five graduate five area students have graduated from Claflin College in Orangeburg. Earning Bachelor s degrees were. Connie Leonard Kennedy. Alvenia Singleton. The Rev. Alonzo Clark Jenkins and Sharon Ann Greene All of Florence and Rudell Williams of Timmonsville. Teaches course or. Richard s. Wallace vice president for administration at Francis Marion College is teaching a course in Money and capital markets june 17-21 at the graduate school of Mutual savings Banks. The school sponsored by the National association of Mutual savings Banks is being held on the Campus of Brown univer sity in Providence r. I. Twenty eight Junior Bankers Are enrolled in this class. Officers installed the Florence association of life under writers installed its new officers Friday at a luncheon at Home s restau rant. With state committeeman Howard mull left Are Ray Downer second vice president and Ken elder Secretary treasurer. Not pictured is Johnny Hoover first vice president. Photo by Johnny Brothers request release on bail for s. Killing Portland. Ore. Api two Brothers accused of kill ing three soldiers near to Doc s. C., june 1 have re Quested release on bail. Judge George Van Homison of mul Tomah county circuit court set a formal bail hearing for june 21 for James c. Morri son 31, and his brother Calvin 24. The men decided Friday they would fight extradition. They were arrested by the Fri wednesday at their sister s Home in Northwest Portland Mccormick county ., sheriff . Gable said. He said he had filed murder charges against the men just hours before they were arrested on the Federal charge of interstate flight to avoid prosecution. The bodies were found on the Shore of the Clark Hill Reser voir june 2. The three it. Gor Don ga., soldiers had been beaten Cut stabbed shot and robbed. Aiken county ., sheriff Paul d. Grant said the victims had been lured to the Lake about 20 Miles from it. Gordon apparently to attend a party. It was a payday weekend and Rob Bery is believed the reason for the killings. Each of the men had been shot. One died after his Throat was slashed to the one another s shoulder was crushed and the third victim s head was bashed in Gable said describing the murders As unusually the soldiers were assigned to the army signal school at the fort. They were identified As Krio Clickner. 19, of . Wise. James Donaghy. 18, of Elpaso Texas and Mark Ben Nett 23, of Glendale Ariz. Grant said James Morrison moved to the Augusta ga., area from Bakersfield calif., in february and worked in construction. He said the younger Morrison joined his brother later. The murder investigation was headed by Gable. He said sat urday no More arrests Are anticipated in the Case. Joining the investigation were the South Carolina Law enforcement division the Aiken county sheriff s depart ment the Richmond county ga., sheriff s department the Georgia Bureau of investigation the Augasta ga., police department and the More than 300 enrol in fac summer session registration of More than 300 students in Francis Marion col lege s newly approved master of education program has boosted the school s summer session enrolment to an All time High. A total of students have enrolled for the first term of summer session. This includes 808 undergraduates 314 in the new graduate program and 140 in the cooperative graduate program conducted jointly by Francis Marion and the varsity of South Carolina. Commenting on the Large summer session enrolment College president Walter a Smith said we Are pleased that our new graduate " program in elementary Educa Tion is serving so Many teach ers this summer. The continuing heavy undergraduate enrolment indicates that More and More students arc engaged in year round College pro Grams. Francis Marion plan to provide full sum Mer programs in the the new graduate program at fac is being offered through the department of education and provides 21 courses including concentrations in Reading Early child Hood education the educable mentally retarded and learn ing disabilities. M

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