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Robesonian (Newspaper) - September 24, 1972, Lumberton, North Carolina The Robeson an vol 150 published 5week Days and und ayin Robeson county Lumberton no a Lunday september 24 1972 established 1870 country god and truth thirty six pages Price 15 Cental Lee talks Here by Penn Gray City editor i am Here said Howard n Lee Black mayor of Chapel Hill because i was invited and because i Hope to stimulate democratic activity on a three Way basis Black White and red or Lee made his remarks in a press conference prior to a banquet of Lumberton civic citizens association last night which was presided Over by seelktijage2 saturday fire hits local music store Howard Lee speaker for the annual founders Day meeting of Lumberton civic citizens association is interviewed by Al Kahn of radio War from left Are City councilman e b Turner and former association president David Lee Thompson association president mayor Lee and or Kahn is housing project damaged by a Blaze by had lev Williamson and Delores Briggs Robeson an staff writers red Springs the entire second floor of a Brand new Public housing apartment building was destroyed by fire Friday night the building loss being estimated at fire chief Lewis Mcfadyen said the fire began about 10 pm but its origin is not yet known chief Mcfadyen said the destruction consisted of six four bedroom apartments on the second floor which had never been occupied he did not estimate the loss of the contents the apartments being furnished with stoves refrigerators and water Heaters the apartment building is part of the new Lawrent housing project behind Peterson school which is being financed by the department of housing and Urban development under its leased housing program chief Mcfadyen said the department was Able to contain the fire in the second Story and 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 ser vices and with questions of general interest write action line the Robeson an Lumberton n c or dial 7394325 what Are the marriage Laws of North Carolina can a girl get married under eighteen without her parents signature in North Carolina the Ordinary age to be married with the consent of a Parent or guardian is 16 but in most states the court has authority in an emergency to marry Young couples below the Ordinary age of consent where due regard for their morals and welfare so requires no consent is needed for couples age 18or older also a blood test is required is there going to be a professional football game played in North Carolina and if so when and where and How do 1 obtain tickets the National football league has no games either exhibition or regular season scheduled in North Carolina my Mother and daddy separated when i was about one or two years old then she remarried in have not had any support since that Lime and i have not seen him i am m now and would like to Start getting my Money again what would i have to do to get it a local lawyer says that the duly and responsibility of a father to support his child is a continuing responsibility that continues until the child reaches the age of eighteen years and that a criminal warrant could be taken out against the father for non support of his child before a Magistrale and the father would be responsible for supporting his child until the child reaches the age of eighteen can you please Tell me Why Robeson county court House on the court House is spelled with a v instead of a the name of the court House is spelled out in classical latin monumental writing which uses the v for both the u and v sounds for inscriptions on Public buildings this was popular at the time the Robeson county court House was built is Pembroke manufacturing company getting a new Plant if so when Paul Rosenfeld president says thai Pembroke manufacturing company will definitely construct a new Plant in the very near future but at this Point it is simply a question of size we at Pembroke manufacturing had anticipated enlarging our work Force by approximately 150200 employees but in the face of the new proposed minimum wage however we have been forced to reevaluate those plans for this reason i am not concerned about the minimum wage As it May relate to my present employees since most of them earn More than the proposed minimum and they know what they Are doing but to pay the new minimum wage to 200 inexperienced employees would be impossible from a purely economical standpoint our plans Aiso called for a much larger manufacturing Plant but since that time two new sewing plants have come to Lumberton and there Are rumours that a third will also be coming these developments bring with them the question of the adequacy of the available labor Force during my twelve years in this area said Rosenfeld i have been extremely pleased see action page2 prevent damage to other units the first alarm found Only two apartments burned bul firemen were called Back Al 1 am when the fire reignited and further damage was done the exhausted firemen were Able to leave the scene about am saturday the 100 unit Complex located on lands adjacent to the Buie Street Extension is built for the Robeson county housing authority it is called West Terrace and consists of 22 on and two Story apartment buildings according to project manager Tom Bayne most of the units including the one that burned had not yet been occupied we started leasing five Days ago he said we have 27 families in Early burial vowed by aide in Mummy Case Raleigh Cap state atly Gen Robert Morgan says his department will do everything legally possible to see that the mummified body of an italia american carnival worker which until recently had been on Public View at a funeral Home for 61 years receives a decent burial at the earliest possible Dale Tom Earnhardt an associate in morgans office said Friday we think there Are provisions in English common Law that Nece Shilale the burial of a body he added that in the absence of statutory Law English common Law applied in North Carolina he said representatives of the attorney generals office planned to meet with Hewitt Mcdougald owner of the funeral Home he said the number of applicants for the apartments was expected to pick up Al the first of the month when Low income families had More ready Cash available Bayne said thai no one so far found any indication of arson in the incident ii May have been caused by a faulty Gas or electrical connection he said he said that he did not even know about the fire until it was Over they dont blow the Siren Here he said i didst even know we were having trouble unti later Bayne said thai the insurance represent alive and the a Chilel for the Complex were supposed to Confer monday to see what Steps needed to be taken to repair the burned apartments by Delores Briggs Robeson an staff writer Harrill music co located on the Corner of Exzabe thrown re and Pine St sustained heavy damage saturday when a fire broke out in the rear of the building an investigation into the cause of the fire is underway and officials have not yet ruled out arson Paul Harrill owner of the Harrill music co said that he had been threatened Many times by Telephone and that some of the callers had threatened to Burn him out however it probably will be monday before anything Concrete about the origin of the lire is known it Floyd seals a Lumberton police dept detective who investigated the fire saturday night said that police really didst know anything yet everything was so hot and there was so much water everywhere he said that you really Tell anything seals said Paul h Harrill who had leased the building for the past five years said that he estimated at least Worth of musical instruments to be fire or water damaged the amount of damage to the building itself was not immediately ascertainable the supporting timbers were charred and burned through in some places in the rear of the building however the front of the building suffered primarily smoke and water damage although the paint on the wooden ceiling was blackened and peeling the Wood underneath appeared to be undamaged in the greater part of the building Quick response the Lumberton fire department received the Call at pm saturday evening and responded with three pumper trucks and a ladder truck it took us about an hour to get it under control said chief pm Edwards he anticipated the Crew would spend another three or four hours in the Salvage operation cleaning up sweeping out the water and removing burned debris the chief was highly complimentary on the performance of his men they took a lot of smoke he said two or three were temporarily overcome by smoke they worked hard to get it under control chief Edwards said about 30 men including some volunteers had responded to the Call the damage the contents of the building appeared heavily damaged by water and smoke i sell any of the electronic equip see saturday fire page2 p o w release said delayed by governments interference weather warm variable cloudiness and somewhat warmer through monday lows at night mostly in the Low 60s highs sunday and monday in the Low 80s winds Northeast to Easl 6 to 15 Miles per hour probability of precipitation is near Zero Sun Day and 10 per cent sunday night Index classified 7b editorial a entertainment so obituaries2a sports women news5a7a by the associated press stateside relatives of three american pilots released from North vietnamese prison Camps reacted to a delay in their return saturday with Dis appointment and resentment most of it directed at Hanoi but some at Washington the three men were not aboard a flight from Hanoi to Vientiane Laos As had been expected and american anti War activists who obtained the release of the men issued a stale men that the delay was apparently caused by fear that the released prisoners would be taken Inlo custody by american military authorities Gerald Gartley 68 of Green Ville Maine and father of Navy it Markham Gartley blamed the delay on inter Ference by the us government and said the Nixon adminis Iraklion should keep its nose out of this affair mrs Barney Elias Mother of air Force maj Edward Elias said she and her husband Are very upset Over the apparent imposition by Hanoi of conditions for the release of the men including a guarantee that they would do nothing to further the american War Effort in Indochina mrs Elias of Jacksonville 111 said she had thought there would be no conditions except that they ask for their release in Tampa Fla Herbert Charles 65 and his wife had packed their suitcases in Antici pation of a trip to new York to Greet their son Navy it Norris Charles a phone Call from the Navy saturday morning told them of the delay we were so disappointed mrs Charles said we had been looking Forward to seeing him i dont know what to do now i dont know what could have happened i Hope he Hur Ries and comes Home us ambassador g Mcmurtie Godley and other officials were on hand Al the Vientiane Airport saturday to Greet a russian Aeroflot air liner from Hanoi it want until the plane landed that Godley Learned the american pilots were not on Board Godley had earlier told news men he intended to Board the plane to offer the freed prison ers whatever assistance he could give them he denied that he intended to inform them that they were still under military orders in Washington Secretary of defense Melvin r Laird said Friday i certainly would recommend that these men turn themselves Over As soon As pos see pow Page 2 Mcgovern Nixon differ on Campaign directions by Don Mcleod a political writer George Mcgovern said Satur Day his democratic presidential Campaign is on an upturn which will Force president Nix on into More open Campaign ing but Nixon returning from his second major Campaign swing said things were just Fine with him at the same time vice presi Dent Spiro t Agnew was carry ing on his Lon distance debate with Mcgovern Over the Viet Nam War and said this War is no More unpopular than others in the nations past Sargent Shriver Mcgovern vice presidential running mate was slated to speak Al a Jeffer so Jackson Day dinner in Las vegas saturday night Mcgovern Lold the Ohio democratic convention Hal Nixon refuses 90 per cent of the time to face the american people he said there is a Strong american tradition that a presidential candidate must take his record to the country especially if it is one that desperately needs explaining Mcgovern said substitute campaigners and second string voices cannot permit Nixon to avoid taking his record person ally to the country the democratic candidate said instead of going out with the people Nixon chose to go seemcgovernpage2 ferry service to serve Bay area Richmond a a gov Linwood Holton was to meet with Secretary of the Navy John Warner saturday night to work out the details in establishing emergency ferry operations to help overcome dislocations caused by damage to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel Pentagon officials said Secre tary of defense Melvin r Laird had been in Contact with Holton saturday and informed him that every Effort would be made by the Navy and the army if necessary to help the state until the Structure is re paired limited repair began Satur Day on the 60foot Section of Roadway about on Quarter of a mile from the South Shore after it was struck by a 235foot Barge and its tugboat last thursday the Bridge Tunnel was closed and travellers were detoured onto a longer route state Marine resources com missioner James Douglas said the ferry service is badly needed to insure Eastern Shore Farmers that their late fall crops reach markets in nor Folk business at motels along the Sec ferry Page a 235foot Barge and the extent of part of the damage to the Chesapeake Bay Bridge Tunnel at Norfolk Are shown in these u s coast guard photographs by limb estonian c g Mclaurin a former Robeson an staffer the Bridge was struck in two places when the Barge broke Loose from its tug and rammed the Bridge

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