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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - October 4, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaGood morning it s thursday october our 50th year no. 277 daily 10s sunday 15 judiciary okays House reapportionment by h01i associated press writer _ Columbia Softli a Birulina scan la judiciary committee approved wednesday utter a Long and often heated Debute a House plan that would subdivide the four Large counties of the stale and include Neinl Rcd seat provision. The measure now will go before the full Senate for debate thursday. The committee action rejected a i Louse passed Bill that had erased the need to subdivide the big counties of Charleston Richland. Spartanburg and Greenville. A fight Over the revised proposal is expected on the Senate flour. During the four hour committee meeting sen. Marion Gres Scute a Calheim and sen. Kit hard Kilcy i Greenville locked up in a bitter argument Over the sub division of Greenville county. Fir Ossello said he thought it was wrong to try to protect one big county at the expense of All the Small counties of tin stale. The whole heavens will not fall Down if we do touch Greenville Gresselle declared. The committee approved plan also contains a clause which says the South Carolina Gener Al Assembly will conic up Willi a single member District plan by i97c. It was a Long Long Day and a confusing one. The Senate committee first voted he against the i Louse passed Bill which divided the stale into 28 districts and Willi the numbered scat provisions the tie vote killed the plan. Then in was Lime to vote on a plan adopted by a joint House Senlac study group prior to this pc Cine legislative session. This Lime the vote was 7-7 and again he tie killed the measure. Several committee Mcm Liers either slipped out of the room on some of these votes Are declined to take a position. Sen. Travis Mudlock. A Kich and offered a District plan and this was Hon Len Io-7, a much closer Vole than expected. I finally he ring around he roses came Back to the study committee plan with the s Uhd Ivision of the Mclroy Bolilan counties. Illicy offered an amendment to strike this break up of inc populous counties. Iriss Kllc the committee chairman and Llie Senate president pro in Moro pounded on die table and with his face a Bright red said you can say take the Small counties. The counties like Cal min and Mccormick and threw them to the dogs. Lull. Of yes. We can t touch precious Greenville county. Gresselle lashed out at Carter after it was mentioned thai the new speaker would have the right to appoint House members to any conference committee that would he needed to come up with a Compromise measure to satisfy both Chambers. Linley. Speaking softly said "1 did t bring up inc name of the House speaker. I think to can talk for himself. I just House. Page a l. Marion Gressette heavens will not fall Down embattled Agnew gets qualified endorsement Washington a president Nixon acknowledged Hal bribery and Kickback allegations against vice president Spiro t. Agnew arc serious and not frivolous but declared wednesday thai the vice president should to presumed innocent. Noting the rather while hot atmosphere swirling around Agnew Nixon said be Hopes Agnew will not be tried and convicted in the press and on television by leaks and in and he said he had never asked he vice president to resign. The president defended ass. Ally. Gen. Henry Peers in. The chief Agnew target in he controversy Over news leaks on a Baltimore grand jury investigation of Agnew. If i did not support or. s handling of the Nixon said he would have been removed at this president Nixon serious and not frivolous Nixon ranged Over Oiler foreign and Domestic issues in the half hour news conference his third in five weeks As he said Chancellor Bruno Kocisky should reconsider his decision closing special transit facilities for jews leaving the soviet Union because simply cannot have governments Small or Large give in to inter National blackmail by terrorist of stale Henry a Kissinger will Visil peking oct. 2fi-2fl to pursue Trade and other issues of Mutual concern. Kissinger also will visit Japan Wilcin the tar Kast. Will travel to Europe himself in iliac a or four months and also to Japan before Llic end of next year with Llie precise timing of the trips dependent both on foreign consultations see page8ai Capitol hash joints stung by inflation Washington a the Ris ing Cost of food forced increases this week in the Senate mid House restaurants. The Senate restaurant which has generally had somewhat lower prices made across the Board in creases. The House made selective raises. A cup of Coffee up from 15 ends to 20 cents in the Senate restaurant. In the House it stayed at 15 cents. A hamburger plotter went up from to in the Senate. In he. House it costs and the Price of bean soup u Capitol Hill Staple since the Day that speaker Joseph Cannon was unable to order it on a hot Day and directed it always be on the menu is now 35 cents for a bowl in both houses tip 10 cents. Segretti tricks inventory revealed to Senate panel Steeple Spruce up time Steeple Jack Larry Brown of Dillon would look like a Fly crawl ing up the Side of Florence s first Baptist Church if it was t for the ropes holding him aloft. Actually he is giving the Steeple its periodic paint ing. Luckily Brown does t have to paint the Steeple s Point. It is made of Metal. Staff photo by Sonny Washington a Donald if. Segrott wednesday catalogued his inventory of Iricks against 1072 democratic presidential candidates apologized and said they have no place in election campaigns. I Don t Call any of the things i did Al that Lime Segretti old the Senate water Gate committee. I Lon l think there should be pranks or dirty tricks or whatever you Call in in the political Segretti. A 32-year-old lawyer from los Angeles said he was recruited for his activities by do igbo Chapin lion presi Dent Nixon s appointments Secretary. Segretti said also he kept in frequent Contact with Chapin. He said he had agents in a half slates and personally employed diverse tactics like phony Sellers containing faked charges planting a stink bomb in Campaign Headquarters. Inserting classified advert i s e m e n i s under fictitious names and distributing signs bumper stickers and pamphlets under tie names of non existent committees. Al one Point he said he paid 11 persons and later agreed the figure was 28. Lie said his people operated in Florida. New Hampshire. California Wisconsin. Pennsylvania and Washington. Exc. Were you aware it is unlawful to Send salacious and lib Olmis asked sen. Daniel k. Inouye. A Lla Waii. I m certainly aware of in said Segretti. Who earlier his week pleaded guilty to three Misdemeanour counts stemming from a false mailing. Inouye asked about fraudulent use of the mails. X Al that time we just did t think of Hose said ser Clit. To a great extent we got caught up in the Zeal of the activity and the Zeal of inc Campaign. These things were not done with great Ford bought or Segretti said he told then presidential counsel John w. Dean 111 about his activities last october when the Washington Post was preparing to publish a number of details after the Story was published the while see warm Gath Page Ida another round of Gas hikes is predicted Washington a Consumers were put on notice wednesday to exp Cal another round of gasoline Price increases Al inc Gas pump in director John t. Dunlop said the cos of living Council is committed to granting such an increase to gasoline dealers to reflect Price hikes at the wholesale level announced in the few Days. The Council Friday approved increases ranging from one to 2 cents per gallon in retail gasoline prices. Since Ihen three major Oil companies have announced new increases in i Cir wholesale prices which inc dealers Are prohibited from passing along automatically . Council officials also disclosed thai Price increases Are pending on about products us proposed by major firms under Llie phase. Ailiin Filion guidelines. The Council tuesday approved increases for soaps detergents a wide variety of paper products and null i ires although the lire increase was Only ii Siul half of Lial major rubber companies had asked. Irish mailman gunned Down Blu ast. Northern Ireland a gunmen shot a mail Man to death and a British army lieutenant was killed by a bomb blast in an upsurge of violence wednesday across Northern Ireland. Frazier to fight a in Garden february 4 former heavy weight Cham pions Joe Frazier and Muhammad am to meet in Madison Square Garden. Pago 8b. I in David Mcelveen is found in no cont of murder charges wed in mesday in Florence general ses Sions court Page 2a. J another iral Load of soviet y. Jewish emigrants arrives As aus ii fians make arrangements to close Camp. Page 8c. Index comics 9c deaths 2a doctor 50 i editorials 4a markets 10c sports 8b a slate area 1b women 6a on a Day poverty diet in t much fun Washington api sen. John v. Tunney. A Calif. Lias spent most of the past two weeks thinking hour food. Thai s what happens he told a news conference wednesday when you have to Eal on si.25 n Day a Many americans do. Tunney began sept. 21 a two week Sling of spending Only a Day for food. The figure was suggested by an elderly witness Al hearings conducted by Tunney in California on High food prices. Witnesses said that s How much Many retired persons have to spend on food. I Learned that i Don l like said. You spend almost All your Lime thinking about Tunney. Who is i feet. 2 inches tall and weighed Iso pounds when be began his Experiment Lias lost Abonal c pounds since be snid. Me has kept faithfully to the limit he said and May have a Little food left Over because i did t like some of lie food select ions chosen by my press assistant such As cheese crackers and onion he does t care much for Rice either. Tunney said but i la probably bit it pretty heavy Hencil few Days because 1 feel a great need Foi the senator who is separated from Bis wife did his own cooking an aide said. A couple of limes he was invited out for the aide said. Then Hillier he Houghl his own fixed or his hosts had a special palc for my to Lerance for upsetting news has gone sen. John v. Tunney irritated most of the time Way said. I m irritated of inc Lime whereas i be always Reg myself As easy going. My staff will be Happy when this is most irked very Agnew grand jury told to disregard publicity weather partly Cloudy with Lille change in temperatures. High today and Friday upper s 80s Low tonight lower 60s, details Page 2a. Hospitalized Walter Lipp Mann 84, Lor 60 years one of the most prestigious figures in Ameri can journalism was in satisfactory condition wednesday after suffer ing a stroke. To had been listed earlier in the Day As critical but in Early evening a doctor said that his physical condition gradually improved during the Day. A a the Federal grand jury investigating vice president Spiro t. Agnew was warned by a judge wednesday to disregard news stories involving tote inquiry because they Facque Billy Are a Jolly or partially . District court judge Waller k. Hoffman specially assigned to handle the agn Civ probe summoned Llie jury loan extraordinary Public hearing after meeting privately for an hour and a half wild lawyers for Agnew and the Justice department. He lectured jurors for in minutes on heir responsibilities in investigating crimes against the United states no matter who it involves cautioned them to keep their work secret even after it is complied Ami directed them to disregard Persona political views in the interest of Justice. Hoffman a Virginia judge brought into Iho Case after All nine Federal judges in Maryland disqualified themselves because of Friendship with Agnew. Said news reporters Are integral and necessary parts of our lives Ulio sometimes stray from the truth. Agnew has denounced news leaks Al cml the investigation blaming the Justice depart ment sources and has labelled damned lies published allegations that he conspired to extort bribes from contractors sometimes in the Guise of political Campaign contributions in a speech last week the vice president singled out ass. Ally Gen. Henry paler san As the source of damaging leaks

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