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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - October 4, 1973, Florence, South Carolina2-a october Florence morning news parking lot plans draw disagreement reactions from downtown Florence properly owners and incr Hiinds in wednesday meeting resulted in a decision to Call another meeting Between properly owners and City county Complex commission members. Comments and responses from at least two property owners on the commission s proposed Complex parking lot evidenced what was termed by sonic at the meeting us a Lack of communication Between the commission and property owners on plans for the construction of the new parking lot. During Ami after a presen tation by City planner Cliff Rudd several property owners and merchants asked questions about the proposed plans. Some of the businessmen were con about the proposed plan including portions of their properly. They said the commission had not contacted or notified then about the architect s plans which used the businessmen s private properly for placement of transformers. Another area of concern was the plan s proposed closing of an Alley which had been used for a Hundred years As a driveway and the of mayor c. Cooper Tedder and City Council members lurid said he would attempt to organize a meeting Between landowners in the City county Complex Block and representatives of the Complex com Mission. Other Points of disagreement included questions of what would be done with the old cily offices property. Paul Johnson or. Mrs. Grace Lynch mrs. Cleo Mitchell one More try Florence Darlington tech Nical education Center is once again attempt ing to solve the recurring problem of the Large reflecting Pool Complete with fountains and lights which adorns its new Allied health building. For several months every time the Pool has been filled vegetation has sprung from the earthen Bottom to clog drainage. As soon As it once again is dry the Bottom will be covered with a layer of White Sand currently piled on the far Side of the Pool. Photo by Johnny or -4 jury find Mcelveen innocent of murder a Florence Man was cleared of a murder charge wednesday night after a nine woman three Man jury deliberated for nearly eight mid one half hours. The verdict of innocent followed a two Day trial in which David icel Vcci was charged with the june 20 City seeks study Grant for mass transit system morning mews staff writer the Florence City Council wednesday authorised the City s administrative staff to apply Lor a Federal Grant to study the possible development of a mass transit system for Florence. Council s action was based on the fact that William Rhyne or. Owner of Florence bus lines feels he will Only Able to operate the line in the cily for a maximum of three More years. The Urban mass transit authority Usta requires cities to have a professional study detailing the need for a Public mass transit system. Acting City manager Douglas Watson said. If a Meta agrees with the study s findings it will fund 80 per cent of the Cost of buses a mail finance Center and other equipment he said. Usta will pay 80 per cent of the study which will Cost approximately s40.00u. He said. Watson noted that the Senate has already approved a Bill authorizing Federal subsidies county Council offers to buy school for boys the Florence county Council voted tuesday to offer to Pur Chase the present site of the s. C. School for boys at Florence from the s. C. Slate department of youth services. If the offer is approved the county Council plans to locale the new social services building on part of the properly., the Council declined to make known the amount of the offer nor the number of acres involved in the offer. The county plans Louse the proceeds from the proposed Sale of the county agriculture building on South Irby St. And the Community action Agency offices on North Dargan St. To Pur Chase the properly. The social services building will he constructed from monies the county will receive through the Federal Revenue sharing program. Also a slightly amended version of the Florence county personnel policies and procedures ordinance was approved by the Council on second Reading. Council agreed that All future vacancies in county govern mint will he referred to the Council. Council will then Dimi Nale the new employee s classification and salary Range also approved on second Reading was an ordinance to i in n Seall private garbage and Trasco Ledion services per Al inn inthe county. Recital warmly received More than 250 persons warmly received the first faculty recital at Francis Marion College tuesday night featuring baritone or. Adrian i Cham accompanied by pianist Kinnic Woods. Kelham is chairman of fac s department of Fine arts and Woods is an fair instructor of music. A Clachan began the evening w i i h Schumann s a Cycle of 1c songs based on the pepsin of Heine. The Singer s Fine control of More poignant pieces As Well As some of the lighter songs made for exquisite listening although the Quality of music and performance were rather uneven in a few of the Short songs. But Ketcham hit a dramatic stride in bringing to life he monologue of the guilty Isar from the opera Gudo Ivov by Mussorgsky sub for mass transit systems. The House is expected to Vole the measure Pirty this month. Mayor c. Cooper Tedder and mayor pro Tern j. Madison Rainwater had differing views on the City s transportation system. Tedder said Many women had old him hey will use the City bus system if the system is adequate. But Rainwater said the Only Way the cily will to Able to get people to use the bus system is to prohibit the use of cars in the downtown area. Rainwater commented that the study will Lead to the City operating a mass transit system which will be expensive. Hut Tedder countered thai some people s jobs depend on their use of he bus line for Iran spor Lalion. Watson pointed out that the bus system could be extended outside of the cily limits to bring people into the Central business District and malls to do business. The Council authorized the Llorence Parks commission to begin work on its proposed Locc planting program hut tabled action on a proposed tree plan Ting and Protection ordinance. Council s action in effect kills any Chance of he adoption of the tree planning ordnance. Rainwater and councilman Herbert Ham said the proposed ordinance duplicates already existing ordinances. Coun Cilman a. P. Skinner said the proposed ordinance has too Many at he same time the Council the cily s staff to Drall an anti Limyr Law for future con sidereal Ion. The membership of nine cily boards and commissions was brought up to Dale by i he coun cil work session. Thigpen and k. S. Skip swear Imogen were appointed to fill vacancies on the Llorence City Flection Coin shooting death of Billy Junior Cooper during a political rally in Quinby. Mcelveen jumped to his feet after bearing he verdict and said repeatedly. Thank you thank his wife who Sal with him during most of the trial hugged her husband and sobbed. Of. My shortly before noon wednesday presiding judge Clarence k. Sing Clary ninth judicial circuit Charleston ordered the jury to return a verdict of murder manslaughter or innocent on the grounds of self defense. During tuesday s session witnesses testified that the shooting occurred during an argument Between Cooper and Mcelveen at a political rally for former slate House of representatives candidate m a Ellisjr. On the witness stand. Mickl Vcci said thai Cooper and. Another witness. Bill Clark had argued and scuffled Dur ing the rally when Cooper had attempted to throw Clark s son into the swimming Pool. Mcklveen said Cooper Cul him with a pocket knife during the scuffle and later grew arrogant about the incident. Mickl Vcci then went to his truck to get his pistol and said when he turned around Cooper was advancing toward him with the knife. I was t trying to kill him f was trying to scare Mcklveen said and testified that he thought Hewa shooting at Cooper s feet. Other witnesses testified that Cooper had Lioen wielding a pocket knife earlier in the evening but did not have it in his hand at the Lime of the shooting. In summation wednesday prosecuting attorney Kenneth Summerford 12th judicial Cir Cuit solicitor argued that one for self defense is that the defendant has no Chan be to ret real from the danger. The defendant failed miserably to meet Bis element of self defense. There is no testimony which shows that this my t Mcklveen i even attempted to Retreat lie could have gotten in his truck. He could have gone Summerford said. The solicitor concluded thai Cooper was retreating not advancing Al the Lime of the shooting. He was shut in the Side not from the there is no verdict of innocent and anything Short of guilty is not Rogers Kirven. Defense attorney old tic jury. He Mcelveen i did everything he could to get away from this difficulty but Here was nothing he could do. Ilc had no other or. Mickl Vcci had not done what he did he would not Here the attorney said. The jury retired at . And returned the verdict of innocent Al . Darlington funeral services for Paul Johnson or. 2ti, will be conducted thursday Al -1 . Al Wesley Chapel United methodist Church by the Rev. . Lisher. Luigi Alwillie in my. Calvary cemetery directed by Young and Young Home. Or. Johnson died sunday in a Richmond a. Hospital after a Short illness. Or. Johnson was Imron in Darlington county n son of Paul or. And Evelina Brunson Johnson. Surviving in addition in his parents of Darlington Are his wife mrs. John son of i Carlsville two daughters. Miss Elenura John Sou and miss Lisa Johnson both of the Home three Sisters mrs. Pauline j. Brown. Mrs. Louvenia Evans and miss Var Nella Johnson All of Richmond i ret Brothers. Charles Johnson of Darlington Johnson and Alphonso Johnson of Richmond. Paul w. Britt Mullins Paul w. Britt. 3fi, died tuesday in a Fay Belleville . Veterans administration Hospital alter a Short illness. Kun Era services will he con ducted thursday at i . At. Meares mortuary by the Rev. Darral Floyd. Burial will be in Mcmillan cemetery. Or. Britt was torn in Marion county of Jennie Collins Britt and to Laic Willie ii. Hill. He was a Painter and a Navy Veteran. Surviving in addition to Bis Mother of Mullins Are iwo sons. Danny Britt and Chris Brilt. Both of Florence a daughter. Miss Cathy Brilt of Florence three Brothers. Karl Brilt. John Brill and Joe Britt All of Mullins and four Sisters. Mrs. Legrand Elizabeth odour of Darlington mrs. S. C. Janet i Phillips of Nichols and mrs. Joe Lasone Anil mrs. Herman. Lois Powell both of Mullins. Grace Brown Lynch Iki. Formerly of Darlingto n and widow of James f. Lynch died Ina Miami. Fla. Hospital wednesday after a Short illness. Graveside services will to conducted Al i . Friday in Magnolia cemetery by the Rcv. Eugene Holmes Dirc cled by Brown pc Mington Atkins funeral Home. Born in i Carlsville. She was a daughter of the late George r. And Virginia new some Brown. She lived in now Jersey Memphis. Tenn. And later in Darlington. She moved to Florida in 1072. Surviving Are a daughter. Mrs. Gerald j. Nagel of key Biscayne. Fla . James f. Lynch or. Of Clifton . A sister mrs. Hatlie Maude Rogers of Darlington iwo Brothers. James r. Brown of Darlington and George r. Brown of Richmond. A and five grandchildren. Samuel i. Coker Charleston Samuel l Coker. 51. Died wednesday in a Charleston Hospital a Flora Long illness. Funeral services will be con ducted Al ii . Friday at Brockington funeral Home. Burial will be in horse Branch free will Baptist Church cemetery Wiear Turbeville. To was of mrs. Mantle Dreggors Coker of Charleston and the late William Nelson Coker. He was a member of the Pine View Terrace pentecostal holiness Church and a . Navy Veteran of world War 11. Surviving besides his Mother Are his wife. Mrs. Virnette Parker Coker Billy Coker of Charleston a daughter mrs. Shelvy Jean Fairo Iola of Charleston three Sisters. Mrs. Mabel Parker of Cades mrs. Richard Sarah Feagin and mis. Ken Cal Billy Parker both of Charleston and a grandson. Lie changes of mood were ban b. Douglas was died with clarity. The vocal fill a vacancy on the Power was there in the historical commission to of terror and bluer anger. W. A Irdee was and pc chem deftly executed to the Iniard of Gas the descending pathos of Iho examiners. Charles Mugman was equally intriguing was the named and James Willis reap last offering of he recital pointed to the Board of Plum Kight epitaphs for voice and he no examiners. Air Survey scheduled for area several thousand Pec Dee area industries and businesses will be contacted during the coming week to determine the area s need for increased air passenger and freight service. The Survey will he conducted by the greater Florence Cham tier of Commerce air transportation committee. Comm ill be chairman Richard s. Wallace said the committee expects to use the results of the Survey to establish the need for increased air service. Lie said that the Best bet for increased air service to the pee Dee lies in persuading pied Mont airlines to increase its present number of flights to Florence. Piedmont officials Are willing to consider providing additional service to Florence Wallace said but Only if there is a Gwal expectation that such an expansion will be profitable. The combined membership of the several Chambers of com Merce in he Pec dec will to killed in he Survey. Forecast rain is forecast today in much of the Northeast to the Eastern great lakes. Rain showers Are slated in some portions of South Eastern coastal Stales. Showers also will occur in parts of Texas Louisiana new Mexico okla homa Kansas Missouri Nebraska Iowa Illinois and the Pacific Northwest. A pee Dee weather weather partly Cloudy partly Cloudy with Lilloo change in temperatures is fore cast for the pee Deo according to lie National weather serv ice Las night. Highs Oday and tomorrow will to in lie upper hos with lows tonight in he lower kids. Probability of precipitation is 10 per cent today 2f per cent tonight. The weather Over lie pee Dei is under the influence of a High pressure system entered Over Western North Carolina and Wes Virginia. This was giving Light winds my mostly . Wco to air Comal in Lor exr or 1 . 87 Normal i fun 50 Lores 63 5r a can 69 precipitation yesler div 0 a scr n 0 11 total in id 11.352 Lorrn i if humidity 8 .1 m. 9. 7 . 51, 3 8? today . Smysor 6-5? n 7.j7 0 m. Vovkol tides 07 i i 0 0? 16 i it 0? f visa be u a l c d a 11 07 is r River or . . Coi cd . I.in1.1 Al tcl., fun. F is 7 01 k a i to Lake Levels piano by Theodore Chanler from prose by Waller de la Mare. Again Kelham s voice was displayed in its versatility and confident strength As he delivered the Brief eulogies with alternate humor and pathos. The Chanler work also brought out the Best of pianist Woods whose execution of the unusual rhythms and moods of the music was excellent. Tkv Khakhr c. Johnson was named to the housing Iniard of adjustment and appeals. Keys was reappointed to the Board of electrical examiners. To Community relations commit cd were or. George Williams and the Rev. W. P. Diggs. New members of the committee include l. It Perry John Powers the Rev. Fred Reese and the Rev. John i one. Emu to meet the fall meeting of the women s missionary l Nion of the Florence Baptist association will be held their Day Al the Greenwood Baptist Church. Tho meeting featuring stale president mrs a t Green will begin Al 10 . My adjourn Al lunch will to available. On Mission sup porn will be held according to age. Kingstree Man killed Kings trek an elderly Kingstree resident died wednesday evening when he was struck by a vehicle on Highway m. A spokesman for lie King spree police department identified the victim As 70-year old ask a. Driver of the Aulon Bill travelling cast on .12. Was identified As the Rev Harry also of Kings ree. The Accident occurred approximately one half mile from downtown Kingstree. The spokesman sail. According to the department spokesman no charges have been made at this Lime and the Accident is still under investigation. River Oullet Iii rid Sloe Dale Mill Che prec dinner dance saturday Nite 8 Pav til Midnight music by de Turbeville his orchestra per couple for members and their guests pee Dee shrine club Kings trek mrs. Cleo Mitchell i died saturday in Pompano Beach. Fla. After a Short illness. Funeral services will con ducted Al i . Friday in saudi Idle holiness Church by Iho Rev. Ransom Burroughs. Burial will be in Kinf Istrol cemetery directed by dim cry and Rogers funeral i Tome. Surviving Are her Mother mrs. Amelia Boyd of Kings rec four Sisters. Mrs. Mary Brockington of Kinig Sloe. Mrs. Vanger Lee Anderson and mrs. Claudia Mcrae both of Durham . And mrs. Klinc. Edwards of Loloi Neilend Fla seven Brothers the Rev. Julius Fulton James Fulton. John Fulton and Marvin Fullon All of Norwalk. Conn. Ceasar Fullon of Bridgeport. Conn. Bon Fulton of Greeleyville and Morris Fullon of n a. Mrs. Ruby Bryant . Ruby m. Bryant. 10, died wednesday in a Bishopville Hospital after u Short illness. Services will to con ducted Al t . Friday at the Wayside Baptist Church. Burial will be in Welch Nick Baptist cemetery at society Hill directed by i Hancock funeral i Lonie. Mrs. Bryant was the widow of John i5. Bryant. She was Horn in Leo county. A daughter of the late Oscar and Ellen Stokes Marshall. Surviving Are two daughters. Mrs. Edward Anderson and mrs. Hebron Blackpoll both of Bishopville two sons. Ben Bryant and Billy Bryant both of society Hill a sister. Mrs. Lucille. Riley of Bladenboro. . A brother. Molvin mar shall of Bishopville and five Gran do Hildria. Lula h. Griffin Lynchburg funeral services for mrs. Lula ii. Grif Fin will be conducted Al 10 . Thursday in Holers memorial Chapel Al Sanford. X. C. Burial. Directed by Perry funeral Homo and officiated by to Tiev. Thomas s. Kinsey. Will tic in the Lynchburg Itsel Lerian cemetery Al 1 thursday. Mrs. Griffin a. Lied tuesday in a Sanford. X a. Hospital alter a Long illness. Born in Denmark. S. A. Mrs. Griffin was a daughter of or Laic George w. And Jennie can1 Gigli Loci. Stic was the widow of John Roland Griffin or. Of Lynchburg. A member of the Lynchburg methodist Church. Winthrop College graduate and a retired school teacher. Surviving Are a daughter. Miss Sarah Griffin of Sanford. N. A a brother. George w. High nut or. Of Charleston and i to grandchildren. Kerr nil Premiss Shaw. Of Silver Springs. My. Died tuesday in a Silver Spring Hosp Al alter a lung illness. Fun reial arrangements will be announced by Belk King Fujiura i ionic no Darlington. The limit will in

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