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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - September 27, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaGovernors elect Evans As chairman Point Cakall Alii. Api gov. Mclvin h. Evans of the Virgin islands wednesday was Csc Clad chairman of the South Ern governors conference by acclamation. He is the first Black Ever named to the office. The Virgin islands chief executive a Republican was advanced from vice chairman succeeding d of. George c. Wallace of Alabama. A spokesman for the Council of slate government said he was the first Black Man to hold such an office in any major governors conference in the nation. Gov. Rubin Askew of Florida also was elected unania. Mously As vice chairman al the closing business session. His election which had been assured when gov. H. Dolph Briscoe of Texas withdrew his candidacy monday places him in line to Advance to the chairmanship in 1974. Evans a 56-year-old physician has been governor of the Virgin islands since 1969. Appointed to the Post thai year he became he Island s first elective chief executive in 1070. In accepting the Gavel Ivans said to say 1 am honoured is the Gross understatement of the after Lite conference ended Wallace told newsmen he saw no significance or non significance in inc election of a Black governor As his successor. As far As he is concerned Wallace said Evans was chosen on his ability. The new chairman agreed in response to one question dial it might by Well now for the conference to Issue a new state ment of racial policy. But he said Southern governors have been moving in he Hirn Clinn of Onual Onuora Lunitz in Vears past and a statement now would be More a reaffirmation of policy rather than a deviation or marked he said his Job As chairman will be to intensify the Effort to solve All of the problems confronting the Southern slates. Evans a native of Christiansted. St. Croix Virgin islands holds a medical degree from Howard University in washing ton d.c., a master s degree in Public health from the univer sity of California al Berkeley and has taken advanced medi Cal studies at Johns Hopkins. He was commissioner of health for inc Virgin islands in 1959-1967. The conference delegates accepted Hrisco s invitation to hold the 1974 meeting in Texas. Briscoe said the site has not yet been selected. Only one Brief mention of the accusations against Spiro t. Agnew was made by the dozens of speakers during the three Days of formal sessions. This was by sen. Lloyd Bentsyn. A Tex. Panel Dis Cussion of Federal policies and programs affecting railroads and Highway finance. You arc meeting at a time of National said Bent sen chairman of the scale transportation subcommittee. None of us i suppose has had time to fully ascus the in act Cray s unprecedented announcement by ally. Gen. Richardson. It is painful to consider the possibility thai corruption has reached thai far to the heart of our National Richardson had announced tuesday that evidence against Agnew would be presented to a Federal grand jury in Balti More. Md., thursday. Bentsyn said there has been much concern about Surpri Mary roads which have been significantly deteriorating while we place so much of our emphasis on the inter slate. The governors know All too Well it does Little Good to along on an interstate Highway if when you get off that Highway you Are subjected to inferior primary roads Hal slow traffic to a Snail s Bentsyn noted thai the 1973 Highway act passed by con Gress authorized million Over inc next three years to up Grade and improve primary roads connecting with the inter slate system. He said the Federal Matching share is he same Asil is for Federal Aid highways other than the inner Sale system. The Texas senator sharply criticized the Nixon administration. The hard he said is that Many people be Lieve that this government has lost its a pacify for action. Of the Greal issues before us. None is More compelling than the Issue of Public Bentsyn said he average citizen has reason to wonder what is going on when inflation destroys his wages and lakes food from his table. He has reason to wonder Why his affluent and All powerful nation has not developed Energy resources to Mel his the average citizen likewise has reason to wonder. Bentsen said when the White House pulls a cloak of secrecy and in Trigue Over the actions of the executive he said the people Don t expert miracles but they do expect action hey Don l expect saintliness bul they do expect Fidelity. Local state area thursday september 1-b train debris still there byte Kyhill Murning news staff writer Effingham the Iracks Are Clear trains on schedule. Repair Crews done. Newsmen gone. The spectators left Long ago. But tons of debris still remain. Five months ago a Seaboard piggyback special freight train derailed just South of Effingham. Dumping 35 cars and their cargoes along a three Quarter mile Long stretch of track. Repair Crews were immediately dispatched to clean up lie wreckage and get the Irack open. Working Day and night for More than 48 hours the Crews removed piggyback trailers automobile carriers and Assor Ted Box cars from the track until Normal rail operations could resume. Since april 26. Much of the wreckage lies where it came flying from the tracks al Inore than 60 Miles an hour. Twisted jagged hulks of totally destroyed trailers now rust in the weeds. Piles of paper plastic and Glass debris line the Seaboard embankment from Effingham to lynches Hiver. Chunks of rail car under Carriage sheared clean by the Impact jut up through the Bushes. A Lilily pole leans al an Angle with a severed wire dangling Down. Every Lime he Road plow comes Road beside the tracks you have o pick that junk up out of the Effingham resident Bobby Mills said wednesday thai s a pretty bad Way to leave mrs. Jesse Conner who would have had a freight car in the living room of her Home last april if she lived 50 feet closer to the i rack complained thai work Crews had piled up paper and other ruined cargo almost in front of jerhome. We plan to get rid of it the debris real Seaboard coastline supt. James l Williams said wednesday after noon. We be had heavy Rains that washed us out Between Manning and Alcolu and also just North of Charleston it s just been one thing after the other bul Well certainly take care of the situation there Sci freight agent Tommy Walker said wednesday that a Hemingway scrap dealer was under a contract to remove the wreckage. New chairman George Wallace closes the 1973 Southern governors conference al Point Clear aia. As he passes the Gavel to Virgin islands governor Melvin Evans right. Onlooker in Center is an aide to Wallace. Turner mail fraud jury views films Jacksonville Fla. A the Glenn Turner mail fraud rial jury wednesday watched films dramatizing the super Salesman s Rise from the son of a sharecropper to the head of a Mulli milion Dollar business Empire. Overruling prosecution object Lions. . District judge Ger Ald Tjoflat okayed inc presenta Tion of films which showed mantis alluring and packaging of Mink Oil cosmetics for turn or s Kos cot interplanetary inc., a Kos col Mink farm and Turner speeches. Turner attorney f. Lee Bailey and seven associates Are on trial on Federal mail fraud charges in connection with Turner s Kos col cosmetic and dare to be Greal motivational business. Prosecutor Hugh Smith argued thai the defense should Wail until after the government finished ils Case before present ing jury. Bul Frailey. Acting As his own Alloney successfully protested Hal prohibiting showing of inc films during the prosecution Case would mean calling Back witnesses for a second Lime. Tjoflat allowed the showing with former Kos col vice presi Dent Jimmie Earl James of Greenville. ., on the stand. James appeared in Otic film and identified both As company promotions. James was scheduled for a third Day on the witness when court resumes thursday. James testified that investors could make Money in the firm if they stopped Day dreaming of executive positions and Star cd Selling hut he Esti mated that 95 percent of Kos col investors failed to break even on their investment. But undo across Cha Minalio by the defense Lames admitted thai distributors were living in a dream world and not facing realities. "1 told them to Slop dreaming of executive positions and Star making a year by getting their girls out James said. This did t go Loo he said the women closest Loturner al the time defendants Malcolm Julian and Ben Bunting criticized this method and said he did t Praise Turner enough. "1 was Inri i was no longer effective because i was telling he James said. "1 was told people believed i was plan Ning to Start my my com James said he believed Kos cot cosmetics the Besl in the world and he believes in turn trial continues for woman mayor Pickon s. . To police chief Norman bag Well told a general sessions court jury wednesday that Cash from fines and Bonds levied in Pickens were Kepi in a drawer in his desk and that six persons had keys Loil. Bagwell testified in the Sec Ond Day of the irial of former Liberty mayor Mary Finney charged with 10 counts of pm and larceny of no lice Money. The chief said in addition that his office was frequently vacant and Hal on occasion the department had been broken into. Mrs. Finney. Accused of Tak ing during inc year end ing in october 1972, was sus Pended by gov. John West this summer shortly after being indicted. Tobacco prices steady Raleigh. Cured tobacco prices fluctuated mildly on auction Markels in the Carolines and Virginia wednesday the Federal state Market news service reported. Prices on the old Belt Rose an average of 20 cents per hundredweight to on sales of is. Season totals Are ibs. At South Carolina Porrter North Carolina Bell prices dropped an average of 71 a cols to on a volume of ibs. Sea son totals moved to ibs. Al the Eastern Belt sold 331 ibs. At an average of Down 22 cents. Season totals changed to ibs. Al Middle Bell prices dropped in cents to on volume of season totals Are ibs. At an average of squatters Cabins removed monks Corner. . Squatters Cabins have been removed from the Salec swamp properly of the stale Public service authority a spa official said wednesday. W. Carl Walsh director of general services for the Agency that operates the Sance Cooper Power project said the last Cabins to go were 36 in Sumler county five in Calhoun county and one in Clarendon county. He said spa officers and game wardens from the South Caro Lina wildlife commission would make periodic patrols to insure that the area remains undeveloped. Two circuit court judges had ordered the illegal Cabins re moved. Awaiting the wreckage Sci s piggyback special no. 175 lies beside the tracks after the april 26 derailing Accident. More than 35 freight cars Many loaded with new automobiles tumbled from the tracks. Fortunately no one was injured and the tracks were re opened a few Days later. Railroad officials say a scrap Metal dealer is supposed to clean up the remaining wreckage. Ill year old Nipper Dies Hollywood Fla. Map George Williams who credited his Long life to a nip of whiskey now and died wednesday. He was 111. Williams father had lived to 105. His Mother to 103. Williams was born in 1862 in South Carolina. He died at a nursing Home Here. Church challenges Columbia api officials of the american episcopal Church headquartered in spar Lanburg have challenged a. State Law hat requires them to year the financial properly Dis Pulc judgment against their unincorporated Church Organ Federal judge Clement f. Haynsworth or. Agreed wednesday to Convene a three judge panel to hear the Case. Plaintiff sin the action include archbishop James h. George or. Founder of the Small three year old schismatic body of former episcopal Church members and the Rev. Anthony . Clavier Bishop of the diocese of Greenville. The Church officials Are ques lining the constitutionally of a stale Law that they must personally assume the Cost of a re cent court judgment thai awarded to the Church of the resurrection inc. The judgment arose out of a property dispute last january Between the two Church Organ according in slate Law individual members of an unincorporated organisation can be held financially responsible for any judgments issued. The american episcopal Church is nol an incorporated organization

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