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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - October 17, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaOur 47th year no. 290 the Only daily paper published in Eastern South Carolina Florence s. A saturday morning october 17, 1970 daily lot sunday million be Plant is coming to Florence Sloff photo by Sonny Smith Robert t. Stevens now roving ambassador Lewis Vickers Industrial commission chairman at luncheon roving ambassador of Good will has another Good Day in Florence to hire 300-400 workers by Thom Anderson morning news state editor general electric co. Announced Friday it will build a million Plant in Florence that will hire 300 to 400 workers initially and produce Mobile radio equipment. Thomas k. Edenfield regional vice president of be said the company has options on 128 acres of land at the intersection of 1-95 and 1-20 about a mile from the Florence mall. He said plans Call for construction in 1971, and if All goes according to plan. This new Plant will be in place and operating by late 1972." Edenfield said the firm s Board of directors has provided funds for land acquisition site development and Plant design. Work is underway now com Pany officials said on preparing final designs for the building. The building a close neighbor of Union Carbide will cover an area of about Square feet Martin d. Locke manager of the Florence Plant told the 25 persons under indictment Friday was a Good Day in Florence for Robert. T Stevens president of ,1. P. Stevens co. And a. Director of general electric. Stevens was on hand for the announcement of a million be Plant at Florence but it was nothing particularly new for the former Secretary of the army. He was Here in 19g6 for the Pamplico announcement that a. P. Stevens would build million Plant near Pamplico. He was Back in 1968 to announce that Stevens would build another million facility at the same site. Lew Vickers chairman of the Florence county Industrial commission announced that Stevens was being designated an honorary citizen of Florence Stevens also got a unique designation As roving ambassador of Good Indus Livah development for the county. Stevens who became a familiar television figure Dur ing the Eisenhower administration As a principal in the famous Mccarthy army hearings was told by Vickers that we will expect you Back in 24 it May be sooner than Stevens said declining to elaborate on the Point. Luncheon meeting at the Florence country club. Edenfield said the Florence Plant will produce a variety of Quality Mobile radio products of the Type by police and private firms that need Quick communication with workers in vehicles. He said Long term growth and profitability is confidently expected in the Mobile radio Field. Stall photo by Sonny Smith Thomas k. Edenfield announces general electric plans for Florence it. Gov. John c. West listens at left at Friday luncheon meeting jury exonerates troops in Kent state killings Ravenna Ohio a a Dent s commission on Campus were inappropriate for quelling involved in the shooting fired special slate grand jury Friday unrest which charged guards j Campus disorders but disagreed exonerated National troops who fired on students during a Kent state Campus riot last May when four students men firing inti scrim a namely last May 4 arid held the those advocating that deaths were unwarranted an Ujj troops not be issued live am in. Names of the indicted were dieted 25 persons in connection with Hie rioting and accused the withheld until they Are arrested. Special prosecutor Robert bal University of surrendering directed the i Vestiga Reship to dissident students Sald one were guardsmen faculty members. The jury report four report weeks o testimony from More the brought parents the Florence Plant will be a Bernard grand angry of the dead students Miller of Plainfield. Jury s reaction witnesses. It said the University administration had fostered an attitude of laxity other stories pictures Page 5 addresses industrialists Shultz sees expansion Lynchburg and at Waynesboro hot Springs a. A president Nixon s budget chief Friday on the expand growth George p. Shultz said night Hie Economy is threshold of a healthy Sion and warned the must be budget lightening rekindling inflation. Carry bomb from store Pittsburgh a the discovery of a bomb forced the evacuation of lunchtime crowds from Gimbol s department store downtown Friday. A Security guard discovered the ticking device in an Box in a Corner of the men s shop in the store. Two special service officers wearing Armor head and body protectors carried the Box out of lie building in a Large bucket. It was transferred to another huge heavily padded bucket on a police truck. No transmissions while they re coming one officer yelled Over the police radio yelled Over the police radio. It could set this thing off. It s the area was cleared of pedestrian and motor traffic As Hie police brought out the bomb. Hundreds of people took shelter in the Oliver building and Trinity Cathedra across the Street from the store. One clerk left Ifica store so quickly she did not close the Cash drawer of her Register. The bomb was taken to a Large open Field not far from the downtown area for do activation. Army ordnance personnel were called in to help. Shultz spoke to More than top industrialists fall meeting of Council Here. The White attending the the business House has announced members of the Council will participate sunday after noon in a conference with Nixon and the president s economic High command on the economic Outlook. The White House gathering will be in effect a replay of a discussion scheduled for Satur Day s closed session of the Busi Ness Council. Shultz and other of the presi Dent s top economic advisers Are scheduled to participate. In conversation with reporters Fri Day night Shultz said Nixon called the economic Skull ses Sion because he is interested in obtaining a wide Range of views on the economic situation Many officials were disappointed at thursday s announce ment that real National output in the third Quarter Rose Only 1.4 per behind the Pri vate forecasts of administration economists. Shultz said the increase would have been larger except for the general motors strike which be Gan near the end of the Quarter. I think we Are on the thresh old of a healthy we should make sure that it stays healthy and does not re generate All the inflation that is now being brought under con he told newsmen. Shultz conceded indirectly that the Federal of the inflationary factors to be reckoned be larger than the 51.3 billion which stands As the official estimate. Part of a company division head quartered in Lynchburg a. The communication systems division has about employees at another 1.600 a. R. P. Gifford vice president and general manager of the communication division said growth of the division made it obvious it would outgrow its facilities by the mid-1970s. This led to the decision to build in Florence after a year Long study. G. R. Peterson general manager of the be Mobile radio department said the number of Mobile units in the . Should More than double in the next 10 years. Florence mayor David h. Mcleod in welcoming the com Pany to the Florence area said the City police fire and Public works departments county sheriff s department and state Highway patrol use be radio equipment. Madison Rainwater chairman of the i n d t r i Al committee of the greater Falcons jackets take close wins Southside Falcons nipped Myrtle Beach 16-12 Mcclenaghan jackets edged Conway 10-6, in football act night. Wilson plays How Ard today. See Page 9. Egypt s foreign minister said the u. S. Has wrecked its own peace Initia Tive in the Middle East. See Page 8. The television tube has become the big thing among political image makers. See Page 16. Weather fair and Cool today tonight and Sun Day. Risk of Frost tonight. Highs in 60s Low tonight in the upper 30s. Details 3. Index churches classified comics deaths markets sports 13 ii 2 4 Florence chamber of Commerce said that by 1975 be j should develop a local payroll in excess of million and be the largest employer in the county. That would require about workers. It. Gov. John c. West said be has had Good results with its operations in South Carolina and that has led them to decide on locating another Plant in the state. Other be plants Are at Irmo near Columbia Greenville and Charleston. The luncheon Drew a group of leading state officeholders including sen. Ernest f. Rollings ., sen. Strom Thurmond rs.c., and congressman John l. Mcmillan Mcmillan said one of the greatest endorsements the work ing forces and leadership of a state and area is the decision of a Blue Chip company such As go local ing. N.y., whose 20 year old son Jef Frey was killed said you mean you can get away with murder in this and a member of the pc Dpi Dent s commission on Campus unrest James f. Ahern who is police chief of new Haven conn., said the. Grand jury s findings were inconsistent with the facts presented to his com Mission. The grand jury noted com manding officers of the National guard agreed that my rifles and other High powered weapons arc not suited for Campus duly. The jury recommended non lethal weapons be made available to the guard but added guards men should be furnished weapons that will afford them Neces sary adj. Gen. Sylvester t. Del Corso recently asked the Federal government for for new weapons which would fire wooden pellets. No action has been taken on the request. Over indulgence and permissive Ness with its students and faculty to the extent that it can no longer either regulate the activities of the grand jury weapons used by concluded guardsmen i mention. It found the. Administration has constantly yielded de mands from a segment of the student and faculty population to the extent that it administration no longer runs the University. University president Robed i. While could not be reached for comment. Gov. James a. Rhodes said he would have no comment but atty. Gen. Paul w. Brown said the jury did a remarkably adequate while they did not condone All activity Campus by the guard on the jurors said guardsmen their weapons in the honest and sincere belief and under Circum stances which would have Logi Cally caused them to believe that they would suffer serious bodily injury had they not done they Are not subject in Crim Inal prosecution under the Laws of this state for any death or in jury resulting it added. The jury said guardsmen involved in the shooting were on the defensive and had every reason to be conceived for their own during the period immediately before the shooting the jury said several guardsmen were see Kent Page 2 Canada taking Tough action against Quebec separatists Ottawa a invoking i Cial Structure. He announce unprecedented peacetime pow ers the government revived world War ii regulations Fri Day and outlawed the Quebec liberation front. Police in a wide sweep across Quebec prov regulations providing five years in jail for anyone even assisting a member of the front known by its French initials the organization which con Ince arrested More than the present capitalist persons. Prime minister Pierre Trudeau who comes from Juc Structure and seeks to make a separate nation of Quebec was responsible for last week s kid Narings of a British Diplomat Bee declared the liberation j and Quebec cab incl front posed the threat of insur-1 the Giand Ilij rent broke Section and was trying Liu Taus Liberal put com sharply with one by presi in the House timely to destroy the nations so caught in raids Montreal police handcuff a Young Man arrested Friday morning in in. Of scores of raids across the province. Hundreds of separatists and sympathizers were arrested hours after the Federal government invoked the War measures act and gave itself emergency Powers of arrest and search. The act pro Vides for unfettered censorship arbitrary detention and confiscation of property. After the raids the government proclaimed in Ottawa regulations outlawing the front de liberation do Quebec. Of commons and his govern ment was thus Able to proclaim the War measures act without serious not with out criticism. John Diefenbaker a former prime minister under the conservative parly said the Deci Sion puts canadians Freedom in cold storage for several months to imposition of the act is due to expire next april. It can be used to suspend civil rights. It gives the government almost unlimited Powers to Deal with rebellion and in effect can stifle political dissent. Bales of literature prepared by Quebec separatists were seized by police in their raids Friday. Trudeau told the House of commons the measure. Was being revived with deep re he said the government had no Choice. The War measures act was proclaimed at 4 . And extra military forces began moving nto Quebec. Negotiations Between the and the Quebec government had broken Down an hour before the proclamation. They had been bargaining on a Deal for the lives of James r. Cross British Trade commissioner in Mont real and Pierre , labor minister of Quebec. Among those arrested in police raids was Robert Lemieux a Montreal lawyer who had been negotiating in behalf of the Fly. He had brought negotiations to an impasse by declaring Early Friday that Quebec s last offer was incredible mock

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