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Robesonian (Newspaper) - August 22, 1976, Lumberton, North Carolina Vol evil no 149 published weekdays and sunday in Robeson county Lumberton no sunday August 221976 established 1870 country god and truth fifty Oil pages Price 20 cents some survived but some didst this week As the Philippines was hit by an earthquake the latest of several deadly quakes this year Here earthquake survivors talk in paladian City in the Southern Philippines As the covered bodies of who died in the quake lie in the foreground the toll of dead and missing was in the thousands Adwir photo thousands demonstrate for peace in Belfast Belfast Northern Ireland a thousands of protestants and roman catholics two thirds of them women defied the threats of the Irish Republican army to demonstrate saturday for peace in Northern Ireland the rally in Belfast Ormeau Park on the Banks of the Lagan River went off without incident and the Ira was conspicuous in its absence police estimated the crowd at 15000 but Independent observers put the number at More than 20000 Mairead Corrigan 23yearold aunt of three children killed aug 10 when caught in a shootout Between troops and terrorists appealed to the people of the world to organize similar rallies for peace in Northern Ireland in a Short address she noted that women outnumber men at the demonstration two to one and said it was time the women got their menfolk behind the peace people Campaign to end the violence that has claimed More than 1600 lives Over the past seven years in this British province to show protestants and catholics alike wanted an end to violence mrs Betty Wil Liams 32yearold Catholic housewife who launched the Campaign after the killing of the three Young children announced that a third rally will be held next saturday in the Shankill Road the heartland of protestantism Here for most catholics it will be their first venture into the protestant stronghold in rsjii815ob since the first peace demonstration a week ago mrs Williams has received death threats her House was the target of an arson attempt and the iras violent provisional Wing called her an informer others prominent in the peace movement also received death threats but on saturday Belfast had one of its most peaceful Days in recent weeks Security authorities said not a single incident had been reported by Nightfall the demonstrators gathered in Ormeau Avenue and then marched Down Ormeau Road to the Park chanting we want peace groups carried banners identifying the districts of Belfast they came from catholics from Andersontown Falls Road turf Lodge protestants from Shankill old Lodge and old Park us shows might tree is Cut Down by pc Hwang associated press writer Seoul South Korea a the United states staged a demonstration of military Power in and around Korea on sat urday at the same time As Allied forces felled a tree that was the Center of the dispute i which North koreans killed two american officers president Ford personally approved the plan to go in there and Cut the tree Down White House press Secretary Ron Nessen said saturday at Vail Colo where Ford is vacationing with Ford is National Security Agency director Brent a scowcroft who is keeping the president abreast of the situation at Travis air Force base in California Flag raped caskets carrying the bodies of the two slain american officers arrived amid a Brief solemn ceremony As the plane returning their bodies touched Down a 26man Honor guard saluted the bodies were taken to the us army mortuary in Oak land Calif col Erroll Loving Travis information officer said maj Arthur bonifas 33 of Newburgh by would be flown to West Point by for burial and 1st it Mark t bar Reft 25 to his Hometown of Columbia so bonifas was promoted posthumously from Captain to major in the operation an Armada of warplanes and troops was poised near the demilitarized zone during cutting of the 40 foot Poplar at the Neutral truce Village of Panmunjom a us Navy task Force steamed toward Korea Twenty six helicopter gunships of the kind used in the Vietnam War backed by an unspecified number of f4 Phan Tom and fill Jet fighters and three b52 bombers from Guam circled overhead while a Quick reaction Force of 300 us and South korean soldiers protected the tree cutting Allied military sources said North korean soldiers at the scene limited their response see ton Page 2 moderate South african Blacks demand talks with Vorster by Ray Kennedy associated press writer Johannesburg South Africa a moderate Black tribal leaders on saturday demanded a meeting with prime minister John Vorster to work out solutions to grievances they see As fueling recent riots in Black Urban areas leaders from seven of South Africa nine tribal homelands met for eight hours at a Johan Nesburg Airport hotel one of the few integrated hotels in the country they issued a Tough statement that rejected the White minority governments policy of apartheid or Tion of the races they demanded the release of scores of detained Black nationalists and rejected the governments Contention that Black Power ideology imported from the United sates had caused the disturbances we meet together in response to the continuing cry of deep frustration and despair of our people throughout the re Public which has manifested it self since june 16 Hudson it Santisi chief minister of the Gaza Kulu tribal Homeland told the gathering we meet to express our deep concern at the future of this our beloved country the land of our birth he said june 16 was when riots broke out in the Blac Sonly township of Soweto near Johannesburg the initial grievance was the enforced use of the dutch based afrikaans language in schools but later demonstrations have attacked other symbols of White dominance in this country where four million Whites exert firm control Over the destinies of 18 million Blacks officials say at least 252 per sons All but three of them Blacks have died since the riots began and spread to Black towns around South Africa major cities disturbances were reported saturday near Cape town port Elizabeth and Alice in one incident a group of 20 Blacks beat a White Man and wrecked his car at 3 am on a Road outside Johannesburg police reported Only the Transki Homeland and the swazi Reserve newest and smallest of the tribal areas were not represented at the Black leaders talks the Black leaders meeting Here regard themselves and Are considered by millions of their people As part and parcel of the liberation movement the Summit statement declared it Santisi reported the Lead ers hoped to see Vorster next month but stressed they were not laying Down a deadline for talks their statement reminded the government that they had recommended previously see on Page 2 ceremony greets caskets Travis fab Calif the bodies of two american army officers killed by North koreans last week were re turned to their Homeland in Flag raped caskets saturday met by a 26man military Honor guard it Gen Edward Flanagan commander of the 6th army represented the Secretary of the army during a Brief solemn ceremony at the Airstrip Here the Honor guard at attention saluted As the caskets were carried onto waiting hearses several dozen base residents watching the procession also saluted col enrol Loving Travis in formation officer said the Bod ies of maj Arthur bonifas 33 of Newburgh Andelt Mark t Barrett 25 of Columbia so were taken to the us army mortuary in Oakland 3 bonifas body was being flown later to new York and Barretts to Columbia funeral service for bonifas promoted posthumously from Captain to major was scheduled for tuesday at West Point a spokesman at it Jackson near Columbia said Barretts body would arrive in Columbia on sunday afternoon and burial would be at Greenlawn me Morial Park there on tuesday Semegon Page 2 Dottie Rains on area but Raleigh Chapel Hill dry by Richard 0 Waters associated press writer erratic tropical storm Dottie whose remnants died in South Carolina saturday dumped nearly six inches of rain in Southeastern North Carolina but failed bring any Relief to the drought stricken Raleigh Chapel Hill area in Chapel Hill University officials continued a ban on hot showers and the use of air conditioners on the weekend As Dottie fizzled a Flash flood watch for North Carolinas Piedmont and coastal Plain was cancelled late saturday morning Forest fire s rage in France Britain no Relief expected by the National weather service forecasters said rainfall was quite heavy in places Over the Southeastern counties and along the Central coast ruining week end trips to the Beach the weather service said no 24 was washed out in several places East of Fayetteville nearly a half a foot of rain was measured at Rigelwood 18 Miles West of Wilmington while the weather service office in Wilmington measured 430 inches for the 24hour period ending at 8 am saturday Between 15 and two inches of rain fell Over other sections of the Southeast with amounts diminishing to Between on tenth and nearly on half Inch across the Piedmont however at the Raleigh Dur Ham Airport Only a scant 08 inches of rain was recorded for the 24 hours period ending at 8 am saturday leaving the areas water situation still critical according to authorities the weather service said slightly More than one Inch of rain has fallen at the Airport s far this month which is about two inches below the August average in an attempt to discourage water usage in Chapel Hill University of North Carolina officials have shut off hot water to showers in All dormitories air conditioners on the sprawling Campus have been turned off n the weekends and can Only be operated Between the hours of 7 am and 4 pm on weekdays officials said if the water Evel in University Lake continues to drop at the present level the Lake will be drained to mud within three weeks the remnants of Dottie were entered about 30 Miles South see Hon Page 2 by the associated press fires raged across hundreds of acres or Forest in Britain and France saturday and weathermen foresaw no Relief from Western Europe longest dry spell in memory the 15month drought that has emptied reservoirs and ruined crops in a Belt from England and Wales to Belgium and Northwest and Central France forced the British for Estry commission to close Many forests to the Public because of the danger of More fires thousands of campers and bathers had to be rescued in Small boats along Frances at lactic coast near Royan on Friday when the Forest around them was engulfed in flames the fire burned itself out during the night but Pine Woods nearby were still burning late saturday South Wales firemen were reported near exhaustion As they continued to fight a Blaze that has already swept through five Square Miles of Forest destroying at least 200000 Trees we Are stretched to the limit said Gwent fire chief Roy Orringer some Par time firemen have not slept for 48 hours normally we get 10 to 20 Calls a Day in the past few weeks weve been getting up to 110 a Day weve been fighting one 10squaremile Forest fire for More than seven weeks the British forestry commission ordering see d on Page 2 action line action line answers questions from readers with information from local sources it is concerned with the prob lems of individuals relating to Public agencies and Sec vices and with questions of general interest write action line the Robeson an Lumberton no or dial 7388844 the Glass disposal place at the first Baptist Church on Walnut Street has bins for Clear Glass and for Green Glass but weather considerable cloudiness today with a Chance of showers and thundershowers gradual Clearing tonight becoming partly Cloudy on monday lows tonight will be in the upper 60s to Low 70s highs today will be in the Low 80s highs on monday will be in the mid to upper 80s probability of rain is 40 per cent today 20 per cent tonight winds will be southeasterly 10 to 15 Miles per hour today Sunrise and Sunset today am and pm monday am and pm Carter to Start in Georgia Fayetteville Bank but put emphasis elsewhere purchased by sub at a regularly scheduled meeting of the Board of directors of Southern National Bank of North Carolina on August 19 1976 the directors authorized Purchase by Southern National Bank of North Carolina of All the outstanding shares of Lafayette Bank Trust company Fayetteville the offer of Southern National Bank is on the is condition that not less Thant thirds of the outstanding ii shares of Lafayette Bank Trust company Are tendered at a Price of per share this is subject to approval of i All regulatory agencies As May be required Lafayette Bank Trust company has 500050 shares outstanding and Purchase of All its shares by Southern National Bank of North Carolina at per share would result in a total Purchase Price of this will Jim increase the assets of Southern National Bank by ii approximately to total assets of approximately Leeaon Page 2 by Lynne Olson associated press writer Plains a a Jimmy Carter plans to kick off his democratic presidential Campaign in Georgia but will focus his attention from then on in California the Industrial mid West and the Northeast press Secretary Jody Powell said sat urday those areas which look As if they will be the most hotly con tested have been designated Battleground states Powell said in a briefing for reporters the states he mentioned in addition to California were Ohio Illinois Michigan in Diana new Jersey new York and up into Massachusetts other states May be added he said although Texas Aad Florida will be hotly contested be cause of their size they Are not considered As crucial As the dhers he indicated Carter said Friday that the selection of sen Robert Dole of Kansas rather than a South Erner As president Fords run Ning mate has removed the pressure for extra Carter Campaign Effort in the South the democratic presidential nominee has decided to form by open his Campaign on lai1 Day in warm Springs g rather than in Detroit the traditional Kickoff location for democratic presidential campaigns Powell explained that warm Springs was chosen because Carter wanted to begin his Campaign in Georgia and be cause of its ties with president Franklin d Roosevelt a health resort warm Springs was a favorite vacation Retreat for the polio stricken president and was the place where he died in 1945 the former Georgia governor decided against Michigan be cause it is the Home state of president Ford and we Felt it would be Good manners to begin the Campaign else where Powell said Carter plans to make two other stops on labor Day perhaps one at the Darlington 500 Auto race in South Carolina and will spend the remainder of that week in the South and North East Powell added the nominee has been spend ing much of his time in the last few Days on the phone to democratic leaders around the country asking them to Campaign actively for him among those who have publicly promised to do so Are three former Carter primary opponents sen Henry Jackson of see con Page 2 none for Brown Glass is this to keep Beer bottles off the premises or is Brown Glass no Good for recycling up the policy has nothing to do with Beer bottles Brown bottles cannot be used by the company purchasing the Glass Laurens Glass company with offices in Laurens so and Henderson no produces bottles for soft drink companies which use no Brown bottles the Lumberton coca cola company serves As a Middle Man in the operation and a spokesman for the company said this is the reason that the pickup spot has no place for Brown Glass is there a tractor trailer company in the Lumberton area offering an apprentice see b on Page Index classified 3c editorial 6b entertainment 7a obituaries 2a saturday comics 2c sports l5b women news 811b

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