Florence Morning News Newspaper Archives Oct 7 1970, Page 2

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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - October 7, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaI a a Uci Butr i 1v7u court hears guilty pleas stiffer sentences for More serious crimes were meted out tuesday by w. Hayes As the second Day of general sessions court i n Florence county saw 24 persons enter guilty pleas. Three Florence area were sentenced to serve up to six years in the state s correctional institution under the Youthful offenders act after they pleaded guilty to grand Lar Ceny. The youths James r. Davis 20, Ronnie Davis 18, and Ruberl l. Davis 21, All of Florence Hac been charged with breaking into an Auto using an Auto without the owner s consent and grand larceny. They entered a plea of guilty on the lesser offence of grand larceny. It was the stiffest sentence handed Down during the Day by judge Hayes. In other cases Robert Eugene Moore 37, of Florence pleaded guilty to a charge of a second offence of driving under the influence and was sentenced to 90 Days or a Fine of Donald Graham Scranton sentenced to 90 Days or a Fine of ?325 for a second offence of driving under the influence. Terrace Deleon Weaver 21 of Lake City was sentenced to a Fine of ?300 for a second offence of driving under the influence. Barto Barfield 42, of Clarendon county was sentenced to 90 Days or a Fine of for a second offence of driving under the influence. James Burgess 36, of Lake City was sentenced to 45 Days and a Fine of suspended to payment of the Fine and pro Bation of one year for a fifth offence of driving under suspension. Leo Robinson jr., 27, of Florence was sentenced to 90 Days or a Fine of for a Sec Ond offence of driving under the influence. Peter Howell 19, for using an Auto without the owner s con sent was sentenced to 30 Days. Judge Hayes granted him the time totalling 64 Days already spent in jail awaiting trial however Howell was ordered lodged in the county jail to Awai pick up by military authorities who have an awol charge against him from it. Lee a James Lawlon Truetel 47, o Scranton was sentenced to 91 Days and a Fine of suspend for a third offence of driving under the influence. Judy Ann Altman 23, o Florence was sentenced to is. Months or a Fine of with Thi stipulation that a pro rata share of the Fine being reduced in con youths Side ration of time spent at the Palmetto alcoholic Center for a third offence of driving unde the influence. Mince judge 65, o Florence was sentenced to six months or a Fine of ?650 for third offence of driving under the influence. Jack Bellflower 20, o Evergreen was sentenced to 90 Days or a Fine of for a second offence of driving under the influence. David b. Simon alias David 24, of Scranton was sentenced to one year suspended to two years pro Bation with the stipulation that he pay a Hospital Bill for the person he admitted wounding during a shooting. Simon pleaded guilty to a charge of assault and Battery of a High and aggravated nature reduced Erom assault and Battery with attempt to kill. Jim Abraham 30, of Florence was sentenced to 90 Days or a Fine of for a second offence of driving under the influence. The Only other court Case for which the judge passed sentence was on a charge of unlawful Possession of a pistol against Dennis Hill 27, of Florence. Hill pleaded Nolle contender or no to the charge and was sentenced to 60 Days or a Fine of of t railroads have Day in Florence ii Anna Frt tip old 103 t will be the Center of attract the special Day wednesday is part of Stoff photo by Johnny on As Florence celebrates Railroad Day Florence county s tricentennial Observance the Railroad Industry the concern responsible for the existence of Florence will be spotlighted from 3 . Until 5 . Wednesday in a special event planned at the old display steam engine located on North Church Street. The activities Are scheduled As part of the Florence county tricentennial Observance in Progress this week. Labelled Railroad Day by the tricentennial committee headed by Brooks Mccall children and adults will go to the engine to hear former train workers explain the Workings of the train and Many others like it. Tri Centennial buttons will be Given to children attending. A Little Over a Century ago a Railroad line the Wilmington Eliis and Manchester wanted to establish a depot somewhere in South peaceful school opening praised the biracial Florence Community relations committee in he monthly meeting tuesday expressed gratitude that Florence Public school District to. 1 schools experienced a peaceful opening this year Ather than a feared violent one s the District complied with a de upon payment of the Fine Anc probation of one year for a second offence of driving under the influence. Judge Hayes Gavi truest until dec. 14 to pay the Fine. Joseph 0. Causey of Marioi county was sentenced to a Fine of for a second offence o driving under the influence Anc a Fine of for a second offence of driving u n d e i suspension. The sentences to be consecutive meaning that Causey must pay Phillip p. Poston 38, was sentenced to a Fine of for a second offence of driving under the influence. Isaac Floyd 35, was Senten ced to nine months and a Fine of suspended upon payment of the Fine and probation of one year for a third offence of driving under the influence. He was also sentenced to 45 Days or a Fine of and probation of one year for a fourth offence of driving under suspension. The probationary period is to run con suspended to one year of probation. The grand jury ended its service during the term by acting on a number of indictments. Some of the indictments were returned As no meaning that at least 12 of the 18 members on the grand jury considered the cases As not having sufficient evidence to prosecute. In the grand jury actions a no Bill was returned on h. S. Addison charged with violation of the Check Law. A no Bill was returned on Johnny Hatchett alias Johnny charged with grand larceny and breaking into a motor vehicle. A no Bill was returned on Leon Allen jr., charged with assault and Battery of a High and aggravated nature. A no Bill was returned on Roy James Gamble charged with failure to Stop for a Blue Light. A no Bill was returned on Herbert James charged with violation of the Check Law. A no Bill was returned on Kenneth Edwards charged with driving under suspension. A no Bill was returned on Thomas Melvin Strickland charged with driving under the influence. No Bill was returned on Ideal court order to segregate. We Don t know whether our newspaper advertisement a few weeks ago had any thing to do with the peaceful vice chairman Bill Staliworth told 10 of the 20-member mayor appointed group gathered at Homes but we Are grateful that nothing serious the advertisement referred to occupied a full Page in the sept. 6 and sept. 9 editions of the morning news a few Days prior to the actual opening of schools in Florence school District no. 1. A signed petition of some 291 names of interested citizens the and appealed to All citizens of the school District to join with other people who have set an example of peaceful compliance in the opening of schools arid to refrain from anything which would damage the schools and ourselves As citizens in the eyes of men of Good will the committee sponsored the and endorsed also by the Board of directors of the Florence Lions club and the Florence Branch of the a act. Other business discussed and decided by the committee tues Day a unanimous vote by members in. Favor of a recommendation to the mayor requesting that downtown meter officers respect meter stickers on cars used by probation parole and Pardon Board members when on official business at the court House. The officers hopefully will be asked not to put Over parking Fin e tickets on those cars. John Poindexter Points out items of historical interest part of the tricentennial exhibit on display at Florence museum Johnny Ellis Carolina in an area to be known later As the pee Dee. After considering several spots in the then sparsely populated Section the Railroad officials finally decided to set up the depot a few Miles West of a Large River in a place called1 As old tales relate in 1 Honor of a prominent Jurist. Around 1854, another Railroad line Northwestern formed a i Junction with the Wilmington Manchester and soon a third line the Cheraw and came in and established shops in 1859. It was around this time that the name of the was changed to Florence Honor ing the daughter of the president of the Wilmington Manchester 1 line William Harllee. The site of the City Lay practically in the Middle of two plam nations belonging to miss Susan a nah Connell of the Ebenezer Baptist congregation and. Thomas Mccall of the Hopewell presbyterian Church before the lands were purchased by the Wilmington and Manchester Railroad in the Early 1950 s. Mccall was the first to buy land in the area where Florence is Day. The new depot was first situated at the Corner of and Church streets near the present location of old no. And served As a Post of. Fice. The Wilmington Man. Chester line soon became a part of the Atlantic coast line system and both railroading and Florence grew even faster to be what they Are today. Other events scheduled by the Florence county tricentennial committee for this week Are a i special exhibit of the county s history at the Florence museum the continuation of the open House of t i m r o a schoolhouse at Timrod Park from 10 . To 12 . And from 3 . Until 5 school on Friday children and adults Are asked to t Wear colonial Era clothes and Francis Marion Day on satur1r. Day with visits to the College by county residents and to Snow Island the swamp Fox s old hideout in the lower part of the county. Farm income hike called gop Lames Brite Tompkins jr., charged with bigamy. Undersecretary of agriculture j. Phil Campbell said Here tues Day that the objectives of the Nixon administration agriculture Are. To raise the in come of the nation s Farmers Given them More flexibility and regain lost Export markets. Speaking to a fund raising Din ser for sixth District Republican congressional candidate de Baskin at the Florence country club the Georgia Farmer outlined achievements and efforts of the current administration toward Farmers and commented a 1 by Iii Wijga Iii. No Bill was returned on platters briefly on various other political Harry h. Rogers charged wit violation of the Check Law. Current and the fines to be consecutive meaning Floyd must pay the judge stipulated in the sentence that Floyd pay in the court More by wednesday and the balance of a no Bill was returned on Lames h. Matthews charged Vith assault and Battery of a Ligh and aggravated nature. A no Bill was returned on Ames Matthews charged with damage to personal malicious property. In other court action charges against three defendants were withdrawn. A charge of assault and Battery of a High and aggravated nature against Charles Welch was dropped on request by the prosecuting witness. A charge of violation of by dec. 21 or go to jail. The Check Law against . Waller Damon 24, of Darlington county was sentenced to a Fine of for driving without a License. Warren h. Joyce 47, of Florence was sentenced to a Fine for a second offence of driving under the influence. Billy Matthews 25, of Florence was sentenced to 30 Days or a Fine of for a second offence of driving under the influence. Glenn Bruce 21, of Florence was sentenced to Days or for simple assault reduced from a charge of assault and Battery of a High and aggravated nature. Marion l. Cole 28, of Scranton was sentenced to 90 Days or a Fine if for a second offence of driving under he influence. Leone Lunsford 30, of Bennettsville was sentenced to six months or a Fine of suspended to probation of one year for shoplifting a dress from a Marl. Larry Moore 21, was sentenced to co clays for a second offence of driving under Sims passion. Judge Hayes gave him credit for time spent in jail since june 19 awaiting trial. Carrie g. Rose was sentenced to six months or a Fine of withdrawn. Also Campbell a former member of the Georgia general Assembly who became state commissioner of agriculture in 1954, told the gathering that Farmers currently receive Only 75 per cent return on his pro ducts. He said one of the Aims of the Nixon administration is to maintain the Farmers net in come and increase flexibility will be sought he said so the Fanner can use More machinery and land. Efforts would also be made to gain Back exports on the world Market and to expand the use of american farm products. He said that Secretary of agriculture Clifford Hardin has said repeatedly that banners must be represented in any in Trade conference the undersecretary Praise various moves by president Nix on in International affairs such As the cambodian invasion and economic moves As he. ing crime rioting and Campus disruptions to the he said these Are the people who want instant authority without going to the ballot Box and i Stant Prosperity without working for taking a swipe at the democrats Campbell charged that the party had moved to the Eft and candidates Are currently trying to get Back into the he added however that there Ain t no room because or. Spiro Agnew has took it the president and vice presi Dent recognize the republicans n the South according to Campbell. He said they want to build the Republican party in t also attending the affair were Republican candidates from throughout the sixth con Gressional District and a few state candidates. State Republican party chairman Ray Harris termed the gathering the building of a he said he would seek a seat o the committee which he feel has difficulty being filled. The Lee county Farmer we also has business interests Sai the Best cure for the problems o the big cities is legislation to encourage business and Industry t relocate in Rural areas like Tiv pee Dee which has the Lowes per capita income of any in tin answering Democrat charge of inactivity by president Nixon on imports Baskin pointed of that the democrats who control Congress now plan to adjourn and do nothing about the Mills two party Baskin told his supporters that if elected he is virtually assured of appointment to the agriculture charges of breach of Trust with Auto liability insurance hike is approved Columbia the South Carolina insurance department tuesday approved increased automobile liability insurance rates for two companies which together estimated 45 per write cent of an the Auto soft photo by Sonny Smith republicans gather for de Baskin fund raising dinner or Ray Harris chairman Baikin speaker Phil Campbell state s private passenger lability insurance. They were the first Auto lability rate increases for the insurance rating Board Irb and Allstate insurance co., since 1965. Chief insurance commissioner John w. Lindsay approved an Overall increase of 7.3 per cent for the Irb the largest automobile insurance Rateak ing organization licensed in the state. Rates approved by the Irb Are used by More than 150 companies operating in South Carolina which Combine their statistical information for rat making purposes. Also approved was an average statewide increase of 27.9 per cent for Allstate the state s second largest writer of private Wisenger liability insurance. Allstate had voluntary liability premiums of More than million in South Carolina last rear. Both of the filings have been the subject of Public hearings conducted by Lindsay and the department the Irb hearing Vas held sept. 2, and the Allstate hearing was held aug. 1. Mrs. John Galland funeral services for mrs. John a Gilland will be con ducted at 11 . Wednesday in Waters funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. Herbert or. Burial will be in mount Hope cemetery. Active pallbearers will be or. E. M. Allen jr., or. James Allen h. F. Dargan b. Thorne Gilland and Louis w. Gilland. Honorary bearers will be or. Walter r. Mead or. P. D. Hay or. J. Howard Stokes or. Henry w. Herbert or. D. Lamar Lee or George c. Smith John Scott t. Baker Haynsworth Anthony Fogarty e. H. Lucas and t. R. Miller. Mrs. Gilland the former miss Jane Allen of Florence died sunday in a Conway nursing Home following a Long illness. Mrs. Sadie Church Lake View mrs. Sadie Vale Hayes Church 31, died in a Charleston Hospital monday after a Long illness. Funeral services will he con ducted at 4 . Thursday Cemper Baptist Church by Rev Lichard Allen. Burial will be i Ake View cemetery directed y Prevatte funeral Home. Surviving Are her husband tech. Sgt. Rufus Girey Church if Charleston daughter Legina Gail Church of Thi lome her parents or. An mrs. Edward Hayes Dillon to Sisters mrs. Katie Lee Torris of Turbeville and Wanda Gail Hayes of Dillon Fivi Brothers Edward Hayes or. O Lincolnton n. C., Jimmy ran ayes of Hartsville Larry Vayne Hayes of Lumberton n Michael r. Hayes of Vietnam and Donald r. Hayes of Dillon. Mrs. Silema Baker mount pleasant funeral services for mrs Silema broach Baker of. It. Pleasant and formerly of Darlington will be conducted thurs Day at 3 . At Kistler funeral Home by the Rev. Or. Ralph Cannon. Burial will be in Grove Hill cemetery. Mrs. Baker was born in Darlington county a daughter of the late Abner Calhoun broach and Mary Ellen Williamson broach. Her husband Albert Brooks Baker died in 1933. She had been a resident of Darlington for Many years until moving to it. Pleasant one month ago. She was a member of Trinity United methodist Church. John d. Mccabe Kingstree John Desaussure Mccabe 21-year-old son of or. Thomas Gilland Mccabe and mrs. Mae Morrall monday Evenin University i n other s. Deaths or. 0. R. Reuben Sumter s. Groeschel Columbia w. L. Redd Aiken c. M. Hartzog Denmark a. R. Morris sr., Olar j. J. Snelling Allendale mrs. Beulah Thomas Cassatt mrs. Nervick Scott Gadsden p l. Mccarthy Gilbert l. T. Garren sr., Ballentine or. A. Sweatman Colum Bia w. W. Plowden Columbia mrs. T. F. Potter Lowndesville f. D. Lyerly Columbia d. Moody Spartanburg mrs. S. M. Buckwater Columbia c. D. Thompson Gali vants ferry mrs. D. V. Perry West Columbia Mccabe died at Clemson Emson. Funeral services will be con ducted at 3 . Wednesday at the Chapel of the Williamsburg funeral Home. Burial will be in the Williamsburg cemetery. Born in Williamsburg county or. Mccabe graduated from Kingstree High school in the class of 1967, and was in his senior year at Clemson University. Surviving besides his parents Are three Brothers Thomas g. Jr., William m., and Keith s. Mccabe All of Kingstree one sister miss Caroline l. Mccabe. Also of Kingstree and the maternal grandparents or. And mrs. J. D. O Bryan or. Youthful democrats Back slate the Florence county Young democratic club monday endorsed the full slate of candidates nominated by the democratic primary from Tate meals which can be in Erp feted As the Young democrats an organization designed to. Encourage Young citizens to participate i n constructive political activity commended be Resolution of the Christian Ocial concerns Board of the Outh Carolina United methodist Hurch which i called for the can David player Darlington funeral services for David Wesley player will be conducted wednesday at 5 . At Kistle of funeral Home by the Rev. Ralph Cannon and the Rev. E.-5 k. Garrison. Burial will be Grove Hill cemetery. Or. Player 59, was born Williamsburg county a son of the late James Edward and Eva player. He had been a of Darlington for Many Yea St and was employed by a theater for More than 20 years he was also employed by the american can co. For the last 15 years. He was a member of St. David s Lodge no. 72 and of Trinity United methodist Church. Surviving Are his wife mrs. Louise Bailey player a daughter mrs. Oliver a. Betty Jean Honney of two Brothers Ashby player of Greeleyville and James Louie player of Columbia two Sisters mrs. Barbara Stone and mrs. Hugh Florie Ward both of Columbia and four grandchildren. Today in Florence . Banquet Honor ing father Moloney at Oakdale country club. . Florence District i school Board meeting at the administration building. I dates to avoid racism in Campaign. The marijuana peril Tokyo a marijuana smoking has spread from a few major cities to All districts of the country a welfare ministry report said and worst of All is the fact that the use of a has spread from foreigners to tobacco sales Foj tobacco sales tuesday on Thor South Carolina flue cured markets remaining open Market pounds a Cragle Lake City Mullins total 67.59

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