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Washington Daily News (Newspaper) - August 15, 1970, Washington, North CarolinaWeather partly Cloudy and warm sunday with Chanco of afew a Ron and evening Thunder showers High it 90s Washington daily news if you do not get your paper Quot. Dial m8-04b Watanen 4 10 and t 00 o clock Ami mow Labado to tiered to you established 1909 eight pages Washington North Carolina saturday afternoon August 15, 1970 daily except sunday disease spreading fungus epidemic strikes . Corn governor optimistic Over Liberty ship with nerve school Gas delayed by weather api gov Hob a w Athens go. Apt a an epidemic of Southern Leaf blight a fungus disease which attacks com is spreading across the United states and could destroy 50 per cent or More of the 1970 com crop a group of scientists and seed producers says the group meeting at the University of Georgia said in a series of reports Friday it had confirmed that the disease had hit the nations com Belt and reached the epidemic stage As Plant pathologists at Iowa state University said the blight had been spotted on one to two per cent of the plants in Eastern and Central Iowa a spokesman for the group in Athens including 125 agric tor Alista from 10 Corn growing states said the seriousness of the disease cannot be fully determined until after the fall Harvest however he said that some members Quot Are predicting that As much As 50 per cent or far North As Des Moines Iowa More of this year s anticipated mates were based on what already has occurred in six Southern states Quot we done to know that it will hit the Midwest As hard As it has Here Quot mid one Southern scientist who asked that he not be quoted . Quot were Puig Raleigh a gov Bob Scott says he is optimistic that North Carolina a schools will be virtually free of trouble when they open this fall he added at a news conference Friday that he did not expect school opening delays in a Large number of districts because of unresolved desegregation plans in reply to questions. Scott mid and Terre haute ind. They also said it May have spread into Canada. Agriculture department spokesmen in Washington mid the disease had been found in at least 60 Illinois counties and As far North As Wisconsin. They said reliable estimates of damage in most areas were difficult to obtain but that Field reports mid com production had been Cut by 50 per cent in Mississippi and also reduced in other Southern areas yield could be lost the department of agriculture is estimating this years Corn crop at 4.6 billion bushels at current prices the official said such a loss could Cost the nation s Farmers More than $2.5 billion in income. One of the agriculturalists said this would Send com prices skyrocketing increasing costs for producers of poultry and livestock because com is a primary feed for both. The officials mid their Esti and praying that it does no to but it s going to be a touch and go situation at the officials Federal and state scientists com breeders and seed growers met to share research Date in a Battle to Cope with the disease in Washington or Harlan Smith a . Extension service Plant pathologist. Mid there is no effective treatment once the disease has started in com plants. The remedy he mid is in producing new disease resistant seeds. He mid Southern Leaf might has existed for Many years but hybrid com had been developed to resist it. Now a new More see Corn Page 8� a Nixon explains two sip school policies two car crash kills woman a two car inv on n. C. 33 East of Chocowinity Friday afternoon claimed the life of a it. I Chocowinity woman and injured three other persons mrs. Eva Mitchell Golden 21, of r-2, Chocowinity was dead on arrival at Beaufort county Hospital. State Highway patrolman a w. Leggett said a car driven by Rupert Leon Dudley 24, of it. 2, went out of control in a rainstorm crossed the Center line and struck mrs. Golden a vehicle head on. Leggett mid he is continuing the investigation. Admitted to Beaufort county Hospital besides Dudley were the sister of mrs. Golden mrs. Rosa Mitchell Whelton 26, of Chocowinity and a passenger in the Dudley car Henderson Hooten 47, of it. 1, Aurora. Mrs. Golden is survived by her husband army sgt. Carlton k. Golden stationed at West Point n. Y. Her parents or. And mrs Lionel g. Mitchell two Sisters mrs. Rose Mitchell Whealton of Chocowinity and mrs. James Harden of blounts Creek three Brothers Melvin w. Mitchell of blounts Creek James Mitchell of Chocowinity and Dennis Mitchell of this City and step grandmother mrs. Ira Barnes of Grantsboro. She was a member of the see wreck Page 8 Washington a president Nixon assuring Southern leaders of an even handed policy on school desegregation says he has no intention of waiting for trouble before enforcing the Law. After meeting in new Orleans Friday with federally sponsored citizens committees on desegregation from seven states Nixon said Quot i believe that leadership in an instance like this requires some preventive action. We Are trying to take some preventive action and we Are getting magnificent cooperation from dedicated people in seven states the president was greeted warmly on a motorcade through downtown new Orleans. He offered no new policy in his statements about school dese Grega see Nixon Page 8 Buck funeral slated sunday funeral services for Rufus Buck age 63, of Greenville will be held sunday afternoon at 3 30 of clock at the Wilkerson funeral Chapel. Burial will follow in memorial Park Greenville. Or. Buck a retired Farmer died Friday and is survived by his wife mrs. Viola Godley Buck two daughters. Rachel Buck and mrs. Bill Huntley of Grimesland two sons Charlie t. Buck of Hampton a. And Rufus e. Buck of Grimesland. Also surviving Are a brother Scott Buck of Blackjack two Sisters mrs. Fronie Evans of Winterville and mrs Raymond Harris of Winterville and four grandchildren. I new officers of the North Carolina police executives Lunana 255f8 Friday during the second Day of a three Day convention hers Are chief h. E. Wii Amado of Wilmington president col to l. Wooters of the Greensboro police depart a. Surratt of the Winston Salem police department and chief j. C. Hall a Nashville vice presidents and Haywood Starling assistant director of the state Bureau of investigation Secretary treasurer. Staff photo by Litchfield programs in area two area schools a Eastern elementary Here and Belhaven elementary in Belhaven a Are among 173 schools in North Carolina that have been approved by the state Board of education for participation in the comprehensive school improvement project for the 1970-71 school year. Com Tonly known As Suthe project is designed to improve the total educational program in the elementary schools by the use of innovative approaches such As team teaching flexible grouping no graded organization utilization of teacher aides and the like typically the clip program involves three classrooms of elementary students whose teachers function As a team with the average team consisting of three teachers assisted by a teacher aide. Financial assistance is provided by the state to pay the Mary of the teacher aide to enable the teachers of the team to visit other innovative schools to Purchase additional instructional materials and to employ special consultants explained state superintendent Craig Phillips. Originally initiated in 1963-64 As a project jointly funded by the Ford foundation and the state Board of education clip is now financed entirely from state funds. Yearly More than 17,000 children and 600 teachers have been involved recognizing the need for strengthening research in All aspects of curriculum and instruction the state department of Public instruction an see sip Page 8> he is opposed e the diver Sion of Federal Highway funds for purposes other than Highway construction a he feels president Nixon Quot is not As popular with the voters As he was when he went into pm amp a his Job As chairman of the nations democratic governors will be to get More my so for the governors in democratic party affaire. A the reorganization of state government will not bring major changes in the present statutory duties of existing stale agencies a he messaged tar Heel congressmen earlier this week urging them to help override president Nixon s veto of the 84.4 billion education appropriations Bill the1 House overrode the veto thursday. The Bill will become Law Over the presidents objections if the Senate follows the House Lead and gives it a two thirds vote of approval a Scott indicated he will ask the 1971 general Assembly to approve Cost of living pay boosts for teachers and state employees. He mid these increases Quot Are justified and a must be taken into account a a he indicated he will ask the legislature to extend the new kindergarten program in the Public schools possibly More than doubling it the governor also touched on state financial matters he mid the general fund ended the fiscal Vear june 30 with a Redit balance of 3bk9. Million or 835.6 million More than the 1969 general Assembly estimated. Despite this Scott a Aid the state will need All the Money it can collect because of the current economic slump. He said state expenditures Are expected to go up while Revenue collections for the remainder of the year Are Likely to go see Scott Page 8 squally area degenerates Miami a a squally tropical depression which threatened for a time to grow into a Hurricane degenerated today and remained dangerous Only to Small Craft in the Bahama islands and along the Florida East coast. But after 36 hours of lashing the Atlantic with winds up to 60 Miles an hour the depression had built up tall seas North of the Bahamas including the area off Cape Kennedy where the army plans to dump deadly nerve Gas rockets. The aged Liberty ship loaded with the rockets remained in port at sunny Point n.c., its departure postponed because of the rough seas. By How Ard Benedict associated press writer sunny Point. No. It a an aged Liberty ship loaded with poisonous nerve Gas remained in port today its trip to an Ocean burial ground delayed by the swirling winds of a Tropi Cal depression the Navy had planned today to begin towing the Hulk to a Point in the Atlantic Ocean where it was to have been sunk on monday but Friday night. A to socials postponed the departure at least 24 hours because of the threat posed by the storm bearing Down on the Bahamas if the operation is not held up by a u a. Court of appeals hear ing monday the ship is to be sunk with its 416 vaults of obsolete army nerve Gas Northwest of the Bahamas. 283 Miles East of Cape Kennedy Fla a Navy spokesman reported Friday night the storm was located just South of the Bahamas Chain and Quot its projected course will put it in the dts nil area at a time that could affect the he Call. Torm that could be damaging at the time winds were 40-45 Miles per hour gust ing to 63 mph. There a a Good possibility of additional delay. Navy capt. A. G. Hamilton in charge of the sea phase of the operation mid a Nervi Gas rockets encased in Concrete and steel Are loaded on a Rusty old world wat 11 lib Way ship a t sunny Point no. To be taken ton print 283 Miles lift Florida and sunk in ib.000 fret of Matoi ship and All will or scuttled he will not Start towing the Liberty ship and its lethal cargo to sea until he has a forecast of 96 hours of Good weather he said once the tugs get under Way it will take about 40 hours to reach the disposal zone an area in the Atlantic where for years the army has dumped obsolete munitions but not Gofta some Gas could escape soon after the sinking but army chemical specialists say the Gas would he neutralized within to hours by mixing with sea water each coffin contains 30 rockets a total of 12.540, of go nerve Gas capable of killing a person w within two minutes principal opponents of the dumping have been Florida gov Claude Kirk and the environmental defense fund a nonprofit group of scientists and a see Gas. Page 8> was ready ick Moore to return for opening August 26 registration has now been completed for the 1870-71 school year at Washington High school John of Neal principal mid Friday o Neal mid teachers report for work on monday aug. 24. And. Students begin on wednesday August 26th at 8 30 a m. Students will remain Only until noon the first Day they will go to All classes for books and orientation. Thursday will be the first full Day with lunch being served lunch prices will be 35 cents. Of Neal mid there Are no Book fees but voluntary insurance May be had for 82.75. He added that parents writing checks for insurance should make the checks payable to Washington High school and that parents should also be encouraged to read the insurance policy issued to the student in order to understand the limitations. Quot the policy does not always pay All the medical Coats incurred a he pointed out. The principal said All regulations concerning discipline and attendance will he explained to ail students at the opening of school to eliminate the possibility of not understanding what is expected and required of them. Several new courses have been added to the was curriculum this year and study Halls have been practically eliminated the principal encourages any new senior High school students that Are not registered to please a a see was Page 8 for new plea to court convention ends today police executives elect Williamson h. E. Williamson chief of police at Wilmington was Friday elected president of the North Carolina police executives association other officers elected were col. H. L. Wooters of Green Sboro. Maj. T. A. Surratt of Winston Salem and chief a c. Hall of Nashville vice presidents Haywood Starling assistant director of the state Bureau of investigation Secretary treasurer and chief Hubert futo Faer of Morehead City . Chief pm Ftp Paul of Washington n. outgoing president who will Vervaras an exo Eficio member of the Board of directors was elected chiarman of the executive committee. The elections came at the annual association meeting Here. Inspector John Hotis of the Federal Bureau of investigation said some supreme court decisions have placed restrictions on police. He added that Law enforcement officers still have Many Legal tools to use in their fight against crime Hotis a member of the staff of the Legal research and training division noted a trend in recent court decisions which permits a a the search of automobiles without warrants when it is not made incident to arrest. Humorist Edmund Harding of this City last night spoke at the banquet session entertaining toss police Page 8. By de Walker or. City editor Samuel Moore of Washington was holding a Shotgun on March 7, 1968 the gun discharged killing his Wile to atm w Moore after a Day of absence Moore walked into the City police station turning himself in he was charged with first degree murder his defense was that the gun blast was an Accident. In 1787, the founders of the new american Republic created a Constitution and several yearn later adopted a Bill of rights with the expressed purpose of organizing a society in such a manner As to insure every Man s Freedom the ultimate Protection possible in its near 200 year history this document has protected an aristocracy big business Farmers Small businesses doctors lawyers civil servants housewives and lately the Black Man. After two trials in which Samuel Moore was declared guilty of first degree murder Moore serving a prison sentence of life is Quot calling on this same Constitution to its fullest extent to protect his rights. Moore s third Appeal will be heard Friday August 21, in Beaufort county Superior court. Moore Quot a first trial in August of 1968 ended with a. Conviction and a recommendation of mercy. He was sentenced to life in prison Tittl he appealed to the n a Superior court which found errors in the trial and awarded a second trial. At the new trial in May of 19691, attorneys Billy Carter and Quot Leroy Scott of Washington and Wade Smith of Raleigh handled the defense. Moore was again found guilty and Given imprisonment. Again Moore appealed to the state supreme court on grounds of errors allegedly having been committed in the second trial. The supreme court considered the Case in the fall term of �969 and rendered its opinion in january of 1970. Finding no errors in the trial Moore then requested Legal counsel of Frazier Woolard local attorney. Woolard acting for Moore has filed a petition for Post conviction review of the constitutionality of the second trial As Woolard explains the petition Quot it is a Means of giving a state an Opportunity of taking action on a local Case before it is constitutional rights As Guara need by the Constitution of the ., amendment six guaranteeing assistance of counsel and trial by impartial jury and amendment 14. Guaranteeing Protection from imprisonment without due process of Law. And n. C Constitution guaranteeing right Ltd a counsel and unanimous verdict of the jury in open court were violated the petition further alleges that the Quot aforesaid violation of the rights were violated As to the prohibition of double jeopardy of life Quot when Moore was brought to trial m May because the a judge charged the jury relative to finding Moore guilty of murder in the first decree without any recon mind Ntim of mercy Ltd tie imprisonment�?�1 and for this Remote the Petitioner s rights were violated Quot in that he was twice put in jeopardy of life for the mine offence contrary to the fifth t amendment Quot since the see Moore Page 8� a Jessie a a the elephant merchants sponsoring clowns elephant the funny old circus clowns who have made millions laugh and a real live 7,000 Pound elephant that you can pet and even ride will be coming to Washington for three Days on August 20, 21 and 22 along with the clowns and elephant will be several Quot kiddie Quot rides and there will be taken to to of a a ral courts in a reus performances cases of alleged the petition alleges Quot that though these attorneys Scott Carter and Smith Are sex penance they to fact failed so each Day at 4 . And 7 30 . With trained dogs and Quot Jessie Quot the wonder elephant doing Many of the stunts she has performed on television in the Mae ii Quot utterly to represent the the circus is being brought to Petitioner Moore that he found himself on trial for his Hie without assistance of Moore to the petition alleges that at his second trial his the City by the retail sales development Council of the Washington chamber of Commerce. It will be located to the off Street parking area on Stewart Parkway. Quot Jessie a the elephant has been entertaining children All Over the . And Canada for Many years she is 17 years old and has travelled More than a million Miles by truck and plane other animals to be shown will be a lady Bug a toe High diving dog and Quot fury a the educated Pony. The Only charge will be for the kiddie rides. These will Cost 35 cents to All who do not have discount coupons which can be obtained from Washington merchants free to any children who bring their parents to the store. These coupons Are Worth 15 cents each on a ride ticket. More information on the event will appear to the daily news later
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