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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - October 14, 1970, Florence, South Carolina2-a wid misday Octoba t4, 1970 Etlor Stirr first phase of Jetport nearly done the first phase of construction on the Florence municipal Airport is Complete with the exception of some turfing and getting an approval of the work done from the Federal aviation Agency the Florence City county Airport commission members were told monday. Airport manager t. Griffin told the Board members at their monthly meeting that final payment to the contractor will be made when the turfing is completed and the f a a engineers inspect and approve the Job for payment. The initial site preparation project costing was originally scheduled to be completed in january. E. E. Stone chairman of the commission said the construction work on the second phase of converting the Airport into a Jetport is about three months ahead of schedule. The second phase or the 0-5 contract was awarded by the commission t o Southeastern Highway construction company of Gainesville a. In Early july for a bid of which is to include the paving of runways a connecting taxiway and new lighting system. Stone said if the work continues As it is presently going Maxq second phase should be co plated ahead of schedule by about three t h e commission chairman Jaid that bids will be opened at Florence City Hall Friday from Banks in the area making bids lending funds for the completion of the construction pro Gram. He said the estimated amount needed at the present time is approximately in other business to come before the commission Griffin reported repairs had been made on the Airport terminal building. Also a guard has been placed in the Airport building adjacent to i stuff photo by Sonny Smith democratic candidate for governor elaborates on a Point at opening of office Here it. Gov. John West Center is flanked by sen. E. N. Zeigler left and mayor d. Meleod West opens Democrat quarters Here the South Carolina democratic candidate for governor said tuesday morning that the goal of his Campaign with the help of fellow state citizens after he is elected is to make the 1970s a decade of Progress for South Carolina not a decade of speaking at the opening ceremonies of his Florence county Campaign Headquarters it. Gov. West said his party is pledged to building South Carolina not a political complimented the City of Florence saying that t h e establishment of the Florence Darlington technical education Center Francis Marion College and the new Jetport Are Good signs of Progress for the pee Dee area. This is the result of a coordinated cooperative approach of civic and business leaders with the he said. If you Don t think big you Don t accomplish West is vying for the Fie e against Republican candidate Albert Watson and United citizens party candidate Thomas Broadwater in the general election scheduled for nov. 3. In other statements in answer to questions by newsmen West made the following comments the two year textile agreement imposed on state industries by previous presidents David Eisenhower and John Kenned Yvis far too Little time in which to give the Industry the Relief it needs. Long Range judge declares mistrial after jury the Eastern Carolina agriculture fair for Security purposes. The commission heard a re quest for a lease on 30 acres of Airport property located on the North Side of the Airport near the new Florence armory for Mobile Home trailer Park. A decision was not reached As members decided the matter taken under until their next should be advisement meeting. Also the commission decided to table a request from Ted wilds owner of Florence airlines for the commission to construct new to hangers or allow his company to construct a mistrial was declared her late tuesday night after a Jur deliberated for nearly two hour without being Able to Render verdict in a Case charging a 1 year old Anderson boy wit murder judge Robert. W. Hay them for storage used by the air which operates of air planes taxi service b e Een Florence and Charlotte n. On basis. Mrs. Wilson rites set in Olanta Olanta mrs. June Wilson 61, director of nursing at the Southern Baptist Hospital in new Orleans la., for the past three years and a former resident of Olanta died thurs Day morning in a new Orleans Hospital following a Long illness. I funeral services will be con ducted at 11 . Thursday at the Olanta Baptist Church. Burial directed by Floyd funeral Home will be in St. James cemetery. Fler nephews will serve As pallbearers. Mrs. Wilson was born in Clarendon county a daughter of the late John and Janie Stokes Ham. A graduate of Olanta school she received her registered nurse . Degree from the South Carolina state Hospital school of nursing in Columbia and did Post graduate work at Belvue Hospital in new York n. Y. She earned her Bachelor of science degree at the University of Georgia at Athens ga., and presiding Over the october term of Florence county Genera sessions court declared the mistrial when the jury Foreman reported for the second Tim that the seven men and five women could not agree. The mistrial Means that Allen Todd will have to face another jury in a future term of court of the charge of murdering Jacl Butler a 15-year-old f r o in Spartanburg who was stabbed t death on May 7 in the dining Lall of the South Carolina schoo or boys. Judge Hayes denying motions for verdicts of acquittal gave the jury four Possi ble verdicts after his charge n the Law guilty of murder carrying a penalty of death by electrocution guilty of murder with recommendation for mercy carrying a penalty of life imprisonment guilty of manslaughter carrying a penalty of two to 30 years imprisonment at the discretion of the court and not guilty. But the jury was Hung. Deliberations lasted one hour and 45 minutes in All before the mistrial was declared at 10 . Only seven witnesses five for the state and two for the defense presented testimony during the trial which lasted half a Day. Or. E. M. Hicks the first witness to the stand testified that Butler died from a massive Haemorrhage resulting from a Stab wound in the heart. James Rucker who was in charge of the Kitchen on the Day in of the alleged slaying and twi inmates testified about events surrounding the incident. Rucker said Todd was beside him in the breakfast line serv ing butter when the decreases came up from behind lapped him on the shoulder and Pointec to a fight in the dining Hall Rucker said he turned to look at the fight and heard a lick. Turning Back Rucker said he saw Todd raising from a Bent Over position at the counter and Butler going Back into the dining area. He said he called Butler and the boy came Back toward the Kitchen As Todd disappeared behind a Wal which separates the dining area from the Kitchen. The two inmates testified they saw Butler and Todd come together in an open door Way next to the Wall and that Butler moved immediately Back into he dining area. Rucker said he saw blood on Butler s left Side and moved to investigate. Todd witnesses said was standing in he door Way with a 10-12-Inch Ong butter knife in his hand. In defense testimony it was claimed that the defendant suffered a blow to the head on he previous evening and had fits and crying spells As a result. It was stated that the school s authorities ordered that Odd be Given two aspirins in Tead of calling a physician to Heck him. An inmate presented by the defense stated that he saw Sutler strike Todd on the lower ortion of his neck immediately Leforc the stabbing incident through a. J., Vause. A cottage Arent at the school the defens ought to establish that to lows received by Todd on the revious evening and Earl morning of the incident results unusual actions by the of pledges hit to Date received her masters degree from Columbia University Al new York City. Mrs. Wilson served As staff nurse at Cornell University in new York for one year and held the Post of acting director of nursing at the clinical Institute at Memphis tenn., for three years. She served for 21 years As director of nursing at the University Hospital at Augusta ga., before coming to new Orleans. Surviving Are one daughter mrs. Jerry Howington of Ryan Antonio Tex. A brother or. Ham of Hartsville two Sisters mrs. Coleen h. Floyd of Olanta and mrs. Marion Buddin a new total of has been reached in the current greater Florence United fund Campaign workers were told in a report meeting tuesday. Meeting at Quality court s Camelot restaurant Campaign workers were told to work hard during the next few Days As the next week is the m o s critical and crucial week in the entire f. Frank company n. Beverage construction b. B a r o o d co., Boyce co., Harold general chairman Gallagher urged All of new Lon and a grandchild h. Stokes son pee dec Supply team captains to Contact their solicitors and ask them to make a special Effort to make necessary follow ups during the coming week in an Effort to reach the Overall goal. The general chairman said it is our Hope that every card will be accounted for at next week s meeting which is to be held at Holiday inn 1-95 at 1 . Gallagher said of the business firms and industries contacted and reporting that they Are More than 20 per cent ahead of last year. Additional corporate fair share givers to Date include a Robinson construction c o. Cartel s automobiles Home furnishing co., solar inc. Samra s shoes citizens Southern National Bank tally s Flowers gifts Kimbrely s furniture stores timer products electro motive manufacturing co., Florence morning news h o f f m e e r animal Hospital Cameron Barkley co., Cormell Streett Patterson and Mclntosh Earp. Special recognition was Given to employees of the salvation army for All employees pledging 12 hours pay fair also special recognition was riven to electro motive manufacturing co. For having net their corporate fair share quota for ten consecutive years and to the employees of the foods for 100 per cent participation with an increase of 0 per cent Over last year. It was also reported that the dial on co. Had a 10 per cent in Ichaso Over 1909. Defendant. It was stated at one Point i the trial that Todd could hav suffered a concussion on the previous in arguments i the jury the defense sought i convince the jury that toe May not have been aware of h actions during the incident because of the blow on his neck in another jury trial to Florence Sisters were fount guilty of shoplifting. Misses Martha Mccall 16, Ani Jurdine Mccall 21, were found guilty on the shoplifting charge after the jury had deliberate Only 13 minutes. Martha Mccal was sentenced to serve two months in prison or pay a Fine o suspended to the service o to years probation. Jurdine a Mccall was sentenced to four months in prison or a Fine 00. During the trial the state in reduced into evidence two bags Ull of clothing allegedly taken rom Kmart in Florence on May 7. The Sisters both testified that did not intend to steal the terns but that one of them was m her Way to a car to get additional funds to pay for the merchandise while one of them waited in the store when they vere taken into custody. In other court cases two defendants were sentenced after entering guilty pleas. They were Jimmy Sells 18, o f Florence for using an Auto without the owner s consent was sentenced to two years suspended to six months and probation of two years Ira Cassidy 23, of Hartsville for a second offence of driving under suspension was sentenced to 45 Days. Plans need to be made he said such As five years and preferably 10 George Wallace supporter s recent endorsement of re publican Guber Notria candidate Albert Waston i think it will have very Little effect on he said. Wes added that some Wall cites told him they would not vote for Watson. Spiro Agnew s endorsement of Watson West Felt that this endorsement is an act of extreme desperation on the part of Watson. He said South carolinians should not be influenced in their final decisions by outside i Don t see How one can turn to Agnew for advice on who is of be the next governor of South he said. New classes scheduled for to Square two new classes have Bee scheduled to begin at project t Square training Center locate on Darlington St. Extension the facility s advisory committe was told at its regular month meeting monday. Director Walter Cooper Sai the two classes to be added a Driver education and Readin Mth of which Are necessary i providing trainees a Well background of employment. Speaking of the purpose of the Center Cooper said it is of main business to train people of the director said at resent time there Are 12 trainees enrolled in the Cente f which there Are 80 female and 40 males. Cooper said placing persons in Job once they have received raining at the Center is one o highlights of the program he said since the beginning o be new year june 1, there have Een a total of 170 trainees place d in employment. During the month of september there were i placed in jobs. Commenting on the support o in Community Cooper said to ate the Community has contributed towards the in ind Matching fund he examined this As an amount the government will match in pro Ding funds for equipment and dining supplies. Final rites wednesday for col. Samuel Finklea Columbia f u n e r a services for col. Samuel l. Finklea jr., the South Carolina assistant adjutant general since 1968, will be conducted at 4 . Wednesday in Asbury metro dist Church. He died Mon Day after a four months illness. Col. Finklea was born in Pamplico a son of mrs. Samuel Finklea and the late or. Finklea. He began his military service in 1941 when he entered he army and in 1944 received Lis commission in the army air Finklea was recruited into the a. Air National guard As or sonnet officer in 1947 by Oranier adj. Gen. James c. Dozier. He joined the full time Taff of the state adjutant eneral s office in 1952 As air administrative assistant and remained in service under adj. In. Frank d. Pinckney. Col. Finklea was a graduate of Glt Thorpe University in Georgia and later attended the University of South Carolina. He Ervid As president of the Lional guard association in 985. The officer served on Gasc of mittens that were re Sponski e for the adoption of a new Law enforcement an d Columbia chapter of the military code of South Carolina in 1964. For his work As team chief of the National guard technician retirement committee from March 1967 to August 1968, he was awarded the u. Air Force commendation medal. In Community life col. Finklea was chairman of the Richland county cancer society the citizens advisory committee on the air Force association. He was chairman of the Board of trustees of Asbury methodist Church. Surviving Are his widow mrs. Wary Osborn Finklea of the Home it. 4 Sun View Lake Columbia two sons Samuel l. Finklea Iii and Harry 0. Finklea two daughters Janet and Jacqueline Finklea three Sisters mrs. Brockington in. Of Andrews mrs. Charles b. Dubose of Summerton and mrs. A. A. Munn Iii of Pamplico and ils Mother. The family suggests that those who wish May make contributions to the american dancer society or to the building fund of Asbury methodist Church. Harry p. Dubose Jefferson Harry p. Dubose 79, died in a Lakeland Fla., Hospital Early monday following an apparent heart attack. Funeral services will be con ducted at 4 . In the Jefferson methodist Church by Rev. John d. Evans and Rev. Dwight Mimms. Burial will be in the Jefferson cemetery directed by the Brown Pennington Atkins funeral Home. Or. Dubose was born in Darlington county a son of the late s. W. T. Dubose and Annu tar Ham Dubose. He was a member of the Jefferson methodist Church was postmaster until his retirement and served As president of the n. A. P. U. S., South Carolina chapter. Or. Dubose was past District Deputy grand master of the 25th masonic District and a member of macedonian masonic Lodge no 239. He served As superintendent of the Jefferson school District and was graduate of Wofford College. Surviving Are four daughters mrs. Sadie Thomas of Jefferson mrs. Rachel Smith of Manhattan Beach calif., mrs. Charles Judy h a r r i n Lakeland Fla., and mrs. Henry h. Elma Jean Miller of Sarasota Fla. A sister mrs. Carl Miller of Hartsville and 10 grandchildren. Mrs. Catherine Rogers Little Rock mrs. Catherine Rogers 75, of it. 1, Little Rock died sunday morn ing at her Home after a Long illness. Funeral services will be con ducted at 3 . Friday at new Holley United methodist Church by Rev. D. Cooper. Burial will be in the Church i cemetery directed by Green s funeral Tome of Dillon. Mrs. Rogers was born in Dillon county a daughter of the ate Bill and Sarah Macdougal. She was the widow of will Rogers. Surviving Are three sons John Luther Rogers of Little Rock Dannie Rogers of Minturn and Willie Rogers jr., of Baltimore my. Five daughters mrs Annie Alford mrs. Leola Billings mrs. Viola Rattey and mrs. Sue Anna Mclaurin All of Little Rock and mrs. Catherine Mcduffie of new Haven Conn. A sister mrs. Sallie Thomas of Hamer 52 grandchildren and 33 great grandchildren. James w. Truett Sumter James w. Truett 50, died monday night during a truck Accident near Sumter. Funeral services will be con mrs. Evelyn Boyle mrs. Elise Woodard ducted at 3 . Wednesday at the Chapel of Shelley Brunson funeral Home by the Rev Ray Williams and the Rev. Milton Frazier. Burial will be in the Evergreen memorial Par cemetery in Sumter. Or. Truett was born in Darlington county a son of the late James Weldon and Sally o Neal Truett. A Veteran of world War ii he was a member of the Emmanuel Baptist Church of Hartsville and was employed by Hawkins motor Ines of Columbia. Surviving Are his wife mrs. Rudene Tanner Truett of the funeral services for mrs. Evelyn Brunson Boyle 57, of 166 South Carolina drive will be conducted at . Wednes Day in tha Stoudenmire Chapel by Rev. E. Paul Mcwhirter. Burial will be in Sumter City cemetery. Mrs. Boyle died sunday in a local Hospital after a Brief illness. W. H. Matthews Hartsville funeral services for a. H. Buddy Matthews will be conducted at 2 . Thursday at the Brown Pennington Atkins funeral Home Chapel by the Rev. L. Dutton and the Rev. Mac Lamb. Burial will be in Magnolia cemetery. Or. Matthews was born in Erwin n. C., a son of mrs. Molly Hobbs Matthews and the late William m. Matthews. Surviving besides his Mother of Hartsville Are his wife mrs Pauline Boan Matthews o i Hartsville son Larry Matthews of Orlando Fla. Daughter miss Vickie Matthews of Littleton n. And three Sisters mrs. Daisy belief mrs. Mary Martin and mrs. Pauline Parker All of Hartsville. Mrs. Docia Harris mrs. Docia Ward Harris 75 wife of the late l u c i a r Cleveland Harris who died on july 18, 1983, died tuesday morning at her residence 105 North Harrell St. Funeral services will be con ducted at 11 . Thursday in Waters funeral Home Chapel by or. Edward l. Byrd and the Rev. David a. Myers. Burial will be in mount Hope cemetery. Mrs. Harris was a native of Columbus county n. C., and was a daughter of the late Stancil Preston and Fannie Mercer Ward both of Columbus county n. A resident of Florence since 1914, mrs. Harris was a member of the first Baptist Church and the Extension department of the sunday school. Surviving Are three daughters. Mrs. Aline Tyler and mrs. Grace cypert both of Florence and mrs. Fred Nelson of Jacksonville Fla. A son b. T. Harris of Florence two half Sisters miss Myrtle Ward of Miami Fla., and mrs. Myrtie Stephens of Hallsboro n. A brother Stancil p. Ward of Nakina n. Five grandchildren and six great grandchildren. Rev. M. Cook Bamberg the Rev. Iome a also of son the Jimmy Home Truett four daughters mrs. Ray Stevens of Lancaster and misses Debbie Sammy and Robin Truett All of he Home a step daughter Vliss Phyllis Joyner of Sumter our step sons Al Jerry and eff Joyner All of the Home and Donnie Lockman of Hartsville in Sisters mrs. Annie Gainey tors. Daisy mrs. Mabelle n d e r s o n mrs. Fannie i a r s h a 11, mrs. Louise Hompson and mrs. Carson Morrison All of Hartsville six grandchildren and a number of pieces and nephews. Donald t. Pegues Darlington funeral be vices for Donald Timothy Egues will be conducted at 4 a. Wednesday by the Rev. Valter Milord at the Church of of on the Corner of Lee and Ine streets. Burial will be in he Darlington City cemetery directed by Mitchell Jose funeral Home. Surviving Are his wife mrs. Precola Pegues of new York City two Sisters mrs. Louise pleasant and mrs. M. E. Pegues Jackson both of Darlington two Brothers Edward Pegues and James Pegues both of Darlington. James h. Young Darlington James h. Young 71, a brother of mrs. E. A Bunch died sunday in a Columbia Hospital. Or. Young was a Well known planter of the area in which he lived 17 Miles from Columbia. The funeral services were held tuesday afternoon. Moorer Cook 62, a former member of the s conference died monday night in a Charleston Hospital after a Brief illness. Funeral services will be con ducted at 4 . Wednesday in Morris funeral Home in hem Ingway by the Rev. Brian Cook. Burial will follow in the Cook family cemetery near Lake City. Rev. Cook was born in Florence county a son of the late Julius Marvin and Annie Jane Coker Cook. He had lived in Bamberg for the past 17 years. Surviving Are his wife mrs. Margaret Prosser Cook two daughters mrs. Charlie r. Grier of Gibson n. C., and miss Cook of Charleston a son Charlie h. Cook of Darlington five Sisters mrs. B. W. Cook of Lake City mrs. D. Lylerly of Johnsonville mrs. Ruby Cook of Charleston mrs. Herman Rutledge of Harleyville and mrs. Thurman Osborne of Florence two Brothers Jack Cook of Lake City and r. M. Sonny Buck Cook of two Johnsonville and grandchildren. Paul Carmichael Dillon Paul Carmichael 52, died tuesday at a local Hospital following a Short illness. Funeral services will be announced by Cottingham funeral Home. George l. Kersey funeral services for George Lester Kersey Are incomplete pending the arrival of a brother rom Vietnam. Waters funeral Home is in charge o f arrangements. Or. Kersey died monday morning of injuries received in an Accident in Marion county. Surviving Are the Mother and step father or. And mrs. Fred Simmons of Florence four sister mrs. Helen Haire mrs. Losa Lee Harrell and miss Stella Mae Kersey All of Lorence and mrs. Reba Page of Iarion two Brothers Henry m. Ersey of Deland Fla., and sgt. Fames r. Kersey of Vietnam and his grandmother mrs. Minnie a. Lee of Florence. Greeleyville mrs. Elise Welch Matthews Woodard 40, wife of William e. Woodard died Early tuesday in a Mann ing Hospital after a Long illness. Funeral services will be con ducted at . Thursday in Greeleyville Church of god by the Rev. Cordell Godwin. Burial directed by Morris funeral Home will be in new Hope cemetery in Greeleyville. Surviving Are her husband two sons c. W. Matthews and Heyward Matthews both of Greeleyville three daughters mrs. 0 f a r r e 1 1 Ard of Johnsonville mrs. Murray Floyd of Turbeville and miss Nelma Matthews of Greeley Ville five Sisters mrs. Preston Mccutcheon and mrs. Albert Matthews both of Olanta mrs. Larry Miller of Pamplico mrs. Allen Taylor of Ashland by. And mrs. Judy Ellsworth of Granite City 111. Four Brothers Carlisle Welch of. Sumter Carnell Welch of Turbeville John Matthews of the u. Army in Foreston and Sylvester Matthews of Sumter and four grandchildren. Mrs. Geneva Floyd Lake City mrs. Geneva Floyd 76. Widow of Donnie t. Floyd of the terrells Community died monday night in a Florence Hospital after a Long 11-. Iness. Funeral services will be con ducted at . Wednesday at Floyd s Chapel pentecostal. Holiness Church by the Rev Hubert Floyd and the Rev. Jack Mcelveen. Burial will be in the Church cemetery directed by Floyd funeral Home. Surviving Are three Doris Floyd of Lake City and Lonnie and Herman Floyd both of Sumter two daughters mrs. Verg Hodges and mrs. Wilma Arker both of Sumter two. Sisters. Mrs. Roland Springs of. Lake City and mrs. Letha of Kingstree 28 grandchildren and 20 great mrs. Anna Miller mrs. Anna Laveen Hopper Miller 58, of it. 3, Timmonsville died tuesday in a ocal Hospital following a Short illness. Funeral services will be con ducted at 4 . Wednesday in Coward pentecostal holiness Church by the Rev. A Lambert and the Rev. Joe a. Coward. Burial will be in Hicks Chapel cemetery directed by. Waters funeral Home. Mrs. Miller was a native and life Long resident of Florence county and was a daughter of the late Sammy j. And mazzie Miles Hopper both of Florence county. She was a member of Calvary pentecostal holiness Church of Coward and a former Mem ber of the ladies Bible class. Surviving Are her husband Leroy Miller of it. 3, Timmonsville two step daughters miss Mary Miller and miss Martha Miller both of Columbia. Chester a. Rush funeral services for Chester a. Rush of it. 1, Timmonsville will be conducted thursday at 4 . At Meadow prong Baptist Church with the Rev. Vandroth Backus officiating. Burial directed by the Ideal. Funeral parlor will be in the Church cemetery. He was the son of Claudia Mccullough Rush and the late Charlie Rush. He was born in Florence county. Survivors Are his wife mrs. Queen Ester Rush five children Linda Ann Marilyn Marie Patricia Chester Arthur jr., and Raymond Rush his Mother mrs. Claudia Rush All of Timmonsville six Sisters mrs. Ethel Timmons mrs., Evelena Winston of n. J., mrs. Juanita Nettles Lizzie Claybon of Brooklyn y., mrs. Lola Washington of Timmonsville and mrs. Jeanette Richardson of Florence three Brothers Delous Rush and Charles Rush olb palins Field n. J., and Otis Rush of Brooklyn n. theron r. Mozingo Darlington theron tl-5 in ton county died tuesday. Morning in Montgomery after a Short illness. Funeral services will be con ducted wednesday air Montgomery. Or. Mozingo was associated with the fruit growers express Agency in Montgomery. He was of the Baptist Faith and lived in Darlington until about 25 years ago. Surviving arc his wife two sons and a sister mrs. Agnes Ngram of Darlington

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