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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - May 23, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaOur 47th year no. 143 the Only daily paper published in Eastern South Carolina Florence 5. C., saturday morning May 23, 1970 daily Loc sunday lie s. Viets May remain in Cambodia beyond deadline israeli school bus ambushed 11 die decline in stocks hurts businesses the Stock Market slide is hurting business in the Wall Street area from brokerage houses to Sandwich stands. See Page 14. North Carolina youngsters will March today to raise Money for the hungry. See Page 13. Churches classified comics deaths editorials seven persons were convicted charges of conspiring to Rob Small town Banks. See Page 8. Weather fair and warm through tonight. Partly Cloudy with Chance of showers sunday. High in 90s Low in mid us. Details Page 3, Horoscope markets sports vow prosecution lawmakers attend rites in Jackson Jackson miss. A the barrage of police gunfire at second Young Black killed in a Jackson state College a week ago was buried Friday with tributes from some and promises to a full investigation by amount of oratory by me or anyone else will be Able to replace the spirit of James Earl said bran a Rogers student body presi Dent at Jim Hill High where the 17-year-old Green was a Stu Dent. How Long of lord will our White Brothers continue to de stroy us it can t go on any longer. It must Stop negro civil rights Leader Charles Evers said at the funeral serv ice in the Black masonic Temple near Jackson state. No Stone will be left in said sen. Charles h. Percy r-i11., who flew to Jack son with a 90-Man delegation headed by sen. Edmund mus Kie a Maine. Percy said the guilty will be prosecuted no matter who they an overflow crowd including eight senators and 10 Congress men attended the funeral serv ice. The seats in the build ing were filled and others at tending the funeral lined the Walls of the big Hall and Over flowed onto the stairs. Mourners filed past the open casket for three hours before services started Tion of or. Estus Smith Dean of the school of Liberal studies at Jackson state. Ballet premiere thrills audience the Florence regional civic Ballet was five years in its Conception but its premiere concert Here Friday night pro Ved to be Well Worth the wait. Heady applause from a near capacity audience at the Florence Little theatre rewarded the Youthful of them in the High school and Junior High age their offering of an astonishingly polished and delightfully varied evening of Ballet. If this audience s response to the civic Ballet s initial performance is any barometer the group is certain to become an integral fixture among Florence s Fine cultural organizations. Superb As soloists were Ivy Hill and Vicki Sprague. The two teamed with Sherry Ratley Bennettsville As Well a s Florence. In addition to the soloists the company also includes Debra pack Suzanne Cooke Deborrah Flowers Joy Brown Karen Brown Critz Susan Ashley the Waltz Pas de with expert i to dance t r o i s synchronization and agility in Point. Miss Sprague and miss Hill were also exceptional in their execution of the sugar Plum fairy Pas de Deus and the Don Quixote Pas de respectively. Both ballerinas were Well supported by Harvey p. Galloway who assisted them in several Graceful and extremely impressive lifts. Highlighting tie program was a guest performance of etude for Points by several members of the Carolina Ballet company of Columbia. The company members were Kathy Bernatos and Darrell Cooper with dab Bradham Roxanne Berry Blanca Marie Laguex and Claudia Platt. The Florence regional civic Ballet is directed by Shirley Jacobs and Peggy Sprague. Ballet mistresses were Barbara Howie and else Jenkins. Technical directors were Willard Jacobs and Roland Sopkin. The Ballet company is com posed of 22 performers from Clemmons Nancy Copeland Debra Freeman Connie Flowers Bonnie Flowers Margaret Gaddy Debbie Kessler Pat Miller Nancy Rice Vicki Ratley Frances Rogers and Pene Spencer. To Ellen Parham Saigon a the South vietnamese military command said Friday that despite presi Dent Nixon s june 30 deadline for the withdrawal of All . Troops from Cambodia its forces will remain there As Long As a spokesman recalled state ments by president Nguyen Van Thieu and vice president Nguyen Cao by that government troops would stay to Complete their Mission and had the ability to do so without u. S. Support. The spokesman said the purpose is to destroy enemy units and bases and remove the threat to South Vietnam. He did not elaborate on whether the Mission of govern ment troops would be extended of help the cambodians in any Battles against enemy forces. However in a speech last week to which the spokesman alluded by vowed we will stay until they the cambo feel they have the strength to fight the Viet Cong and North vietnamese by them selves. Only then will we in Washington defense Secre tary Melvin r. Laird said in a television interview the South vietnamese should be free to fight in Cambodia after the american deadline and to enter the cambodian sanctuaries if the enemy tries to rebuild them. It would be unwise he said to fix any timetable for their withdrawal. By had said the South Viet namese decided they could leave about troops in Cambodia in addition to the use of naval vessels and air Force fighter bombers. Officials disclosed that South vietnamese troop strength in Cambodia has grown to about and Marine and infantry elements have advanced As far As three Miles from phenom penh the capital. Last previous estimates had put about vietnamese troops in Cambodia. The element striving from the South toward phenom penh were linking up with other govern ment units moving in from the East to provide Security for Highway 1. This is the major route from Saigon to phenom penh. The purpose a spokes Man said is to guarantee the ree movement of supplies to South vietnamese forces. Sources reported that Addi ional commitments of troops to Cambodia in recent Days have increased american strength across the Frontier from to about More troops were needed the sources said to help remove the thousands of tons of War Materiel and food captured from ene my base Camps. . Ambassador Ellsworth 4 lebanese villages blasted in reprisal move Tel Aviv a Arab guerrillas striking from am Bush in Lebanon fired three Bazooka shells into an israeli school bus Friday killing 11 persons 8 of them children and wounding 22. Swept into action across the Bor-1 territory about 65 feet from the i president Gamal Abdel Nasser Der. A military spokesman in Tel Aviv declined to comment on the reports. The guerrillas hit the bus at close Range As it rounded a Sharp curve on a Road Runnin Israel responded swiftly. Mili along the lebanese Border. In tary sources in Lebanon said israeli artillery blasted four lebanese villages in the Vicinity of Noring israeli army vehicles and other cars the gunmen zeroed in on their target from the ambush and israeli of Bushes in lebanese Road. A Small Ultra leftist guerrilla group based in Amman Jordan promptly claimed that it had made the attack. The popular front for the liberation of command said its men destroyed the bus with scientifically aimed Rock in a message to egyptian ithe general Comman said ambushed the school bus to avenge the israeli bombing of an egyptian school april 8. Cairo reported More than 30 Chil Dren killed in that raid. Israel insisted that it had hit a Mili tary installation. In a letter to the . Security Council Israel denounced the ambush of the bus and labelled it an outrage Bunker who returned to Saigon thursday after talks in Washington with president Nixon met for More than an hour Fri Day with president Thieu presumably to discuss the cambo Dian situation. Student photo runaway found in Indianapolis israeli soldiers Check Border area where schoo l bus was ambushed by Arab guerrillas Friday three Bazooka shells fired into vehicle killing 1 1 persons 8 of them children 22 israelis wounded old time oratory rings out at Florence stump meeting Indianapolis a r Mary Ann Vecchio 15, whose picture kneeling beside a slain Kent state University student was circulated throughout the world waited in an Indianapolis juvenile detention Center Friday for her parents to Send an air plane ticket to bring her Home to Florida. Or. And mrs. Frank Vecchio of opa Loca fla., said they re cognized the girl in the associated press photo As their laughter who had run away from a juvenile Home in Miami i feb. 10. An a photo of the girl was printed in the Indianapolis Star thursday and an Anonymous caller told the Star she was Liv no in a North Side Indianapolis hippie the Star arranged an inter View with the girl who agreed .0 turn herself in at the conclusion of the interview. Indianapolis juvenile authorities refused to let newsmen interview or photograph the girl Friday. The Star to Grapher team which conducted the original interview also was denied further Contact with her. Miss acc club told the Star Darlington Hartsville Hal she hitch hiked and begged by Jerry Allegood morning news staff writer political Fervour picked up in Florence Friday night As a number of state politicians loaded with Campaign oratory and accompanied by Crews of Campaign workers came nere for an old style slump meeting. A sparse but enthusiastic crowd Foteney to the candidates in a hot and Stuffy Poynor Junior High school Billy r. Craig attorney who is office said he a Hartsville seeking the began his Campaign in january when he was 36 and tonight i feel every bit As old As John l. Mcmillan s 72 he said seniority is not a magic Wand and it will not clean streams restore peace or provide jobs other than itself. Craig charged that the sixth District needs a Man who will auditorium. On hand to present "9peak not Mary Ann Vecchio runaway girl located Money and food after running away. She said she was in Kent Ohio when she heard there was a protest and went to the University Campus. We were sitting in front of a building chatting guardsmen moved when on us the with she said. We ran around the building then Down to an open Field or maybe it was a parking when the shooting she said i rolled Down the Hill and tried to hide behind a newspaper stand. That s when i saw the Man go Down. I ran Over in him. Their cases to the Florence himself voters were candidates for the top five state offices. Apparently however the highlight of the e v e n i n t entered around the sixth District congressional race. Incumbent congressman John l. Mcmillan led the Field of four off by expressing his in Tention to run on his Mcmillan who is concluding his As mayor of a Darlington educator Ali b. Salisbury jr., is also Seekin the House seat. He believes leadership at the congressional level must place an emphasis on the Quality of life. Sansbury said when there is illiteracy death on the highways and High medical priorities expensive weapons supersonic aircraft or trips to the Moon. He said he would place More interest in schools than in Post offices. The task of reordering Sec stump. Page 2 costs governmental should not lie with crash kills Hartsville pair s son from staff and wire reports Andrews air Force base my. The son of a Israel previously has warned that it would retaliate in full i o guerrilla attacks launched from lebanese soil. A top israeli officer declared recently we want to give Lebanon time for logic we know there Are Basic elements in Lebanon who could return the truce on the Border. We Are waiting in the Hope they will prevail. But if the Border is not quiet the lebanese Side May become a no Man s land. It s As simple As at the scene of the ambush an israeli army officer stepped on a personnel mine apparently planted by the guerrillas and his foot was blown off. The explosion was witnessed by newsmen and maj. Gen. Mordechai Motta Gur head of the Northern command. Moments earlier Gur had walked Over the same ground. Five parents of injured Chil Dren also were Hurt when a pickup truck speeding them to a Hospital careened off the Road and overturned. The yellow and Green bus was hit head on apparently by the first Shell As the vehicle swung into a curve. The Driver was killed instantly. The second and third shells ripped into the Side of the bus one at seat level near the rear door and the other into the roof. The inside of the bus was shredded by shrapnel. Blood was splattered throughout. Chil Dren s sandals and school Brief cases were strewn about. Hartsville s. Couple was one of two air Force officers killed Friday when a t33 Jet training plane crashed Short of a runway. Three other persons were injured As automobiles were sprayed with burning fuel or hit by flying parts during the crash. Killed were maj. Jerry Mcdowell 36, commander d flight 1st flying training 32nd year in pressed the the office importance of reach Accord on postal plan Washington a a ten the authority for the 8-cent Squadron and 1st it. Edwin d. Billmeyer 24, a Squadron flight examiner. Related Story Page 14 an israeli army doctor one of the first on the scene said the Force of the bazookas blew out every window. Most of the children who died were killed on the spot. There were pieces of Bone All Over the i cannot describe How Horri ble it was. There were wounded children the Doc Tor added. He said the bus made the run every Day. The attackers knew it was a civilian bus and knew exactly what to wait he said. The Bazooka shells were american make of 82mm size. The bus came to a Stop off the Road about 300 feet from where it was hit. On the other Side of the Road beyond the barbed wire which j Marks the Border smoke Rose Mcdowell was married and from a Field mile away. Ii lived at 6104 Kirby kd., Clinton native agreement on a proposed Senate which would give letter stamp. The administration in order to boost first class letter rates would have to make seniority and commented Brief he seeks on postal reorganize Llhee same 33 per cent hike als president Nixon most of what by on voters. Problems facing the an Effort is being made to help the Farmers he said by limiting foreign imports. The vice chairman of the House agriculture committee said he is currently trying to pass a Bill to Cut quotas on imports. We have been promised by every president since Truman that this would be handled on the Cabinet level. Nothing will control it but expressing himself on Vietnam Mcmillan said either win or get not i Laborati on his philosophy of withdrawal. His direct opponents made Bolh and indirect questions about the value of seniority. Tion and increased stamp charges was announced Friday. Sen. Gale w. Mcgee d-wyo., chairman of the Post office and civil service committee said the plan would include authority for the administration to raise the letter stamp from i t o 8 cents upon enactment. However the proposal Musl still be acted on by the full com Mittee and the Senate in floor debate and then be worked Over in a Senate House conference. Mcgee agreed Many changes could be made. The agreement was worked out at a meeting of Mcgee sen. Hiram l. Fong a Hawaii sen or Republican on the panel and postmaster general Winlun m. Blog in. It includes these Fea Tures in second class newspapers and magazines and third class chiefly advertising additional 8 per cent pay hike for the postal employees which Blount negotiated last month with the postal unions. Of administration of the Post office department to an Independent Agency run by a nine member Board of governors named by the president. The Board would select a Post master general who would no longer be in the Cabinet. Of a five member commission named by the pros ident to fix postal rates. For the new to work out wages in collective bargaining with the postal unions. J my. His parents or. And mrs. John h. Mcdowell live a 3015 Clarkson st., Hartsville s. Billmeyer was single. His Par Ems or. And mrs. Edwin d. Billmeyer live at 7002 Rock Ridge Road Baltimore. The injured were airman Raymond c. Neubig 3rd, 20, of 12805 main st., Gar Den Grove. Calif. He suffered Burns and was hospitalized in fair condition. Betty Rankin wife of maj. Robert a. Rankin of the head quarters air Force systems command. They live at 5173 Claylon Road Camp Spring my. She was hospitalized for observation and was expo de to be released saturday. Maj John f. Peterson .18, of 7103 Kingston washing ton. He was treated for Burns shells Laid Down by the israelis immediately after the attack in an Effort to catch the ambush ers. And released. Fail i spokes mail this base near Washington said the plane hit a drainage Culvert at the end of the runway and its burning fuel and parts liar he cars in a Basr Road . Sext plets die in . New York a Sext plets were born and died within seven hours at University hos Pital thursday night. The five girls and a boy were born three months prematurely according to a Hospital spokes Man and were just too weak to support the babies were born to mrs. Martin Danoff 25, an attorney s wife who had expected she had been taking a Fertility drug but the Hospital spokes Man said the Chloride had not previously been associated with multiple births. The parents who have a 11 year old Hoy were described As sad but philosophical about the babies of Rales

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