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Washington Daily News (Newspaper) - February 28, 1970, Washington, North CarolinaWeather partly dowdy and Rafear cold tonight sunday Infra admin cloudiness Low tonight of it highs sunday mostly 50a, Washington daily news if you do not get your paper. Dial Mft-214.% Between 4 to and t 00 o clock and one adj be delivered to you. Established 1909 a Toht pages Washington North Carol a. Saturday afternoon february 28. 1970 daily except sunday . Requested to Cut Back on roads Scott will refuse gop whip questions strength Senate demands increase of information on last am not about to slow Down congratulations standing with and congratulating met. Glad Clark Linton belts via l distinguished citizen at the year Are Congre Aman Walter Jones and Russell Johnson Belli a Ven chamber of Commerce president. Staff Prioto at Belhaven mrs. Glade Clark Linton is a citizen of the year Belhaven a mrs. Glade Clark Linton leading Church woman a Force behind the museum and an outstanding businesswoman last night was named As Belhaven so distinguished citizen of the mrs. Clark who now works for an insurance company is Active in All phases of civic and Community life in the Belhaven area. She was most gracious in accepting the outstanding Honor. Quot for the foreseeable future the first District will remain basically an agricultural congressman Walter b Jones speaking at the annual Belhaven Community chamber of Commerce banquet examined the conomy of his District and the Pamlico area. He said a it appears that we Are approaching the Long needed diversion which is necessary to stabilize a flexible farm he took a look at tobacco soy Beans Corn Dairying Swine raising Etc and in assessing the labor situation he said that while farms had lost part of its labor Supply Industry has taken up the Slack he also took a look at the seafood Industry Whilt neans much to the area he said that by 1985 the world need for fish will be two and a half times greater than now. State sales tax in effect sunday Raleigh apr North carolinians in 25 of the states 100 counties will begin paying a new l per cent sales tax sunday. The tax which will be in addition to the current 3. Per cent state sales tax will provide Revenue for local governments. Residents in one fourth of the counties voted last november to Levy the new tax. The department of Revenue estimates that the tax will bring in a total of $14.5 million for these counties during the first year of operation. Eric Gooch director of the departments sales and use tax division said his staff is ready to. Handle the Burden of collecting distributing and administering the new tax. But the 18,500 merchants in the affected counties seemed less sure of themselves a i think this is going to cause right much trouble for awhile a predicted Thompson Greenwood executive vice president of the North Carolina merchants association. A a there a a lot of confusion among the the tax will apply to All items covered by the present 3 per cent state Levy from food to to get new school Ocracoke residents Are looking Forward to the building of a new school House on the Island according to information from there today. Plans Call for a five classroom Structure with an auditorium a first Aid room a shop and offices. The building will be a Concrete Block school with Brick veneer. It is estimated to Cost $125,000. James Willis of Morehead City is architect. Island residents said today that they expect the new school building to be ready for Christmas 1970. The go ahead signal was Given by the Hyde county Board of education at the meeting last monday february 23. Or. Jones also took a look at the population of the area which has shown four counties As losing people. On Industrial development he said a we have made some advances and we Are proud of our he urged citizenry to a be careful of the Type of Industry your Community is attempting to he was referring to Fly by night Industry which leaves a Community the poorer for it. A a Community is no better or no worse than the Type of citizenship it contains he said. And he called a a people the most important item of All. Congressman Jones was introduced by John Winfield. Russell Johnson president of the Belhaven chamber of com. Merce. Presided Over the meeting held in the school cafeteria. Elected As directors for the see Belhaven Page 81myron Tuthill d ies Friday a a Myron b. Tuthill sr., age 72 of South Creek it. It. Aurora died in a local eur slug Home Friday afternoon at 4 30 of clock following a critical illness of two weeks. He had been in failing health for the past several years. Or. Tuthill was born in Beaufort county july 3, 1897, son of the late Luther b. And Eliza Springer Tuthill. He was a member of the South Hill missionary Baptist Church and the Aurora masonic Lodge. He was married to the former Rachel Moore of Pamlico Beach dec. 26, 1922. Surviving besides his wife Are one son Myron b. Tuthill or of Wilmington Del. One sister mrs Mark Powell of Belhaven. One Niece and several funeral services will be held at the Chapel of the Paul funeral Home monday morning at 11 o clock conducted by the Rev Viola Jarvis. Burial will follow in Oakdale cemetery. By h l Schwartz 111 associated Preas writer Washington apr sen ate Republican whip Robert p. Griffin says he doubts Southern ers have the muscle to gain approval of three House passed proposals to slow school desegregation in spite of their new allies. The proposals to prohibit forced busing and to allow Freedom of Choice in school attendance were in the form of amendments to a $19.4 billion education Money Bill making its second trek through Congress after being vetoed by president Nixon. Virtually identical amendments in the vetoed Bill were watered Down by a 52-37 vote last december. Griffin had predicted a similar1 outcome in today a voting. The three school desegregation amendments remained the major hurdle to final Senate passage of the slimmed Down health education Bill after the Senate approved a formula Friday for cutting out another $347 million. The House Cut $365 million from the original $19.7 billion total last. Week. Although the Bill is still $233 million Over revised Nixon budget requests he is expected to accept it. Approved by a 45-40 Roll Call vote Friday was an amendment by sen. Norris Cotton r-n.h., that directed president Nixon to Cut two Pef Bent from the total appropriations bet Tny More see schools Page 8 c. L. Sawyer Dies Friday Curtis Lee Sawyer age 35. Of it. 2, Belhaven Pamlico Beach Community died suddenly Friday in Norfolk a. Where he was employed by the Gulf Atlantic towing company. Or. Sawyer was born in Beaufort county son of Mary Robbins and the late William Michael Sawyer. He was a. Veteran of the a cure an a War serving with the u. S. Army. Surviving Are three sons two Brothers. Harold g. Sawyer of this City Delbert m Sawyer of Greenville and three sister mrs. W. H. Potter of it. 2, Belhaven mrs Robert Radcliff of Leonard n. D. And mrs. Elizabeth Mason of Raleigh funeral arrangements Are incomplete and will be announced. By the Paul funeral told requirement for Victory to keep up production editors note this dispatch was filed from North Vietnam by Daniel Deluce an assistant general manager of the associated press who was granted a visa to Hanoi with his wife. It deals with farm production near the dividing line Between North and South Vietnam. The North is an agrarian nation and has received substantial foreign economic Aid As distinct from military in recent years. Government broadcasts have spoken of agricultural weakness but maintained that food supplies Are adequate. By Daniel de Luce associated press writer on the N.H.parallel North Vietnam apr the North vietnamese people Are told that the first requirement for Victory is to keep up production. To Chi minho a instructions on this Are blazoned on hundreds of Road signs from the 17th parallel North to the capital City of Hanoi. A slogan used Here and adopted elsewhere in North Vietnam reclaims Quot plow in one handgun. In other. Cling even to the bomb crater.-�?�. Literally this has been the Case of the 17th parallel. Photographs taken before four years of american bombing officially ceased show labor units of the Vinh Linh area women girls and boys shovelling mud Back into craters in an Effort to refit by Cari. P Lei Rusdorf associated press writer Washington a sen Frank a Moss joining the growing Senate demand for an explanation of . Activities in lads says presiden Nixon should begin to Quot laotian me Quot the fighting in that Southeast asian country a if the War in Vietnam can be Vietnam mixed a Moss a Utah told the Senate Friday a then this same process should begin in Laos before it becomes any More other senators who criticized the administrations handling of the laotian situation during the Day included Sens Stuart Symington. Fred r. Harris and Rote Ert c. Byrd All democrats. Byrd s statement Drew the most attention because he has not been among the outspoken War critics. Noting that 100 american pilots have been lost on missions Over Laos and at least 25 other americans killed there Byrd said a before the casualty figures Rise further the american people should be told the ext new Oman of our country s involvement in 1 Jos a War has raged in various parts of i Jos for Over 20 years a he said and our Large scale entry into the Strug a Leaf this Lime could serve i open up a new front in the Vietnam War a we should weigh very care fully the possible consequences of such a Byrd added Symington do. Renewing his criticism of administration refusal to permit release of the transcript of his subcommittee s hearings on Jos. Said a the american people deserve to have the facts on this growing War situation. A a the policy that hides these facts behind the cloak of secrecy can Only compound the difficult problem we already face a he said. Moss compared the deterioration of the situation in Jos with Vietnam and said 1 a once again we seem to be heading Down the same tragic Road of escalation a once again the american government seems to be trying courthouse gym to hide from the american pen ply the extent of our Man he men there a once again press reports differ significantly from govern ment reports kal&1gh a it gov Bob com said today the department of transportation has asked North Carolina to Cut Back on its Road program Quot but i am not about to reduce our a once again we seem to have Learned very Little from our past mistakes a the Utah Democrat called on great Britain and. The soviet Union to reconvene the 1962 Confer ence that guaranteed Tjhan neutrality a move urged earlier in the week by democratic Leader Mike Mansfield Harris outgoing chairman of the democratic National com Mittee noted the questions Are being asked about b52 bombings near the red chinese Border and the role of sex Green berets in Jos answers to these questions and others should be provided to Congress and to the american Public a the Oklahoma senator said adding that a if these ques tons had been asked at the outset of the Vietnam involvement perhaps we would not have made some of the tragic mistakes that have been in fire Belhaven a an elderly negro woman perished last night in a fire that d prayed Home on the old county Road near Here. Her husband escaped the fire was discovered about 10 30 of clock by Deputy sheriff Sherwood Sawyer who was on night patrol. Belhaven and Pantego firemen responded to the alarm but the Home was engulfed in flames when they arrived. It was completely destroyed Belhaven fire chief Russell Johnston speculated that the Blaze started from a Wood Heater used to heat the Small House Emma Hassell died in the fire. Her husband will Hassell escaped. Funeral arrangements Are incomplete and will be announced by the Whitfield and Whitley funeral Home bulletin hic ago a the i s circuit court of appeals today ordered the seven riot conspiracy defendants freed on bail pending appeals from convictions on charges of inciting rioting and contempt of court Oney questions facing Board the Beaufort county Board of commissioners faces two major questions involving Money at its March meeting monday. They are1. A a How to proceed with plans for construction of a new courthouse in the Wake of receiving bids almost a Quarter of a million dollars More than fund amp available. A whether or not to approve a request from the Beaufort county Board of education for a special appropriation of it000 for construction of a new gymnasium at Bath High school the Quot Board ran into a stumbling Block on plans for construction of a new courthouse wednesday feb 18, when it opened bids and found available funds Short of the Low bid figures the Low figures which did not include furnishings totalled $1,743.474 Only $1.300,000 in courthouse Bond Money is available for the project. Some $200,000 has been spent for a site and architects fees. The commissioners did not accept any of the bids at the time hut instructed the architect to Confer with apparent Low bidders to see if a substantial reduction could to negotiated by making some mix Ifica 11 on indicated at the time that a decision would he made at the March meeting on How to proceed meanwhile the Beaufort county Board of Educa Tion monday night voted to ask a special appropriation of $100,006 for erection of a new gym at Bath High in foot to replace a substandard facility there county school supt Gray Hodges was instructed to appear before the commissioners monday and present the request the school Board acted following the appearance of a delegation from the Bath school District asking that Money be requested for the new gymnasium building Cal in a tin Tat level a ii they want us to Cut Back in North Carolina they Are going to have to Cut off a fund coming from Washington,1 Scott said he made the statement in a talk prepared for delivery during a meeting of the production and Cost and Industrial relations divisions of the Southern furniture manufacturers association Scott said the 1969�?T general Assembly a authorized additional revenues in order that we might meet the critical needs in our Road building program in North he said he had pointed out to Federal officials a we were Short changed on the amount of inter 1 state mileage that we got a number of years ago and that a see Scott. Page 8tmrs. Leary Dies in Pitt Greenville a mrs Elsie Leary wife of Otley leery of Winterville. Formerly of Belhaven. Died last night in the Pitt memorial Hospital Here she was 40 years old. Funeral services will be held sunday to o Fock Fram the St James methodist Church Here with the Rev Dave Hilton and the Rev Gerald Peterson burial will follow in Greenwood cemetery in Tartera. The family requests that in lieu of Flowers contributions May foe made to the american cancer society mrs Lary lived in Belhaven for a number of years where she was the staff manager of the Charlotte Liberty Mutual insurance company prior to moving to Pitt county Inore than a year ago. She was a met Foer of the St. James methodist Church in Greenville surviving in addition to her husband Are three sons Larry Coggins of Greenville and John and Jim Coggins of the Home three daughters mias Phyllis Coggins of the Home mrs Carrie Hardy of Tarboro and mrs Zelia Styons of Roper two Sisters. Mrs Minnie bridgets and mrs Tarry Whaley both of Tartalio and two Brothers. Earl Hagans of Tarboro and Ben Hagans of Rocky mount. Chart . Waters hydrographic studies resuming off coast the land for Rice. An official gave this explanation for trying to maximize agricultural production Here a in areas hardest hit by bombs we must cling hardest to the land. We must show the enemy that our Farmers do not tremble under besides continuing a High level of production in a country whose no. 1 product is Rice there Are other Aims of course. On a new whitewashed Brick signboard along the coastal Highway there Are the following excerpts from a pledge of the vietnamese workers party Central committee to hold High forever the Banner of National see Hanoi Page 8 Long Range hydrographic surveys have been resumed this month in the Waters off North and South Carolina the coast and geodetic Survey announced today. To o ships of the coast Survey s Fleet the us amp Gss Peirce and the Whiting Are engaged in an extensive program to re Chart the coastal Waters and to map the sea Bottom of the Continental shelf. The coast Survey is an Agency of the Commerce departments environmental science services administration. A the vessels will obtain data important to shipping Industry and Marine science studies the Peirce will continue a Survey begun last year off Wilmington . The Survey who extend northward from Cape Lookout to Cape Hatteras. The Peirce s task is to Survey the Continental shelf seabed for new Bath metric map. The Whiting will conduct hydrographic surveys in Long Bay Quot a 1500-Square-mile area extending item Cape fear. N.c., to Georgetown. S c the Survey is designed to update nautical charts of Long Bay. The last Complete surveys of these areas off North and South Carolina were conducted Over 40 years ago. The new surveys will provide More detailed and accurate information on Shore facilities water Depths Over submerged hazards and the general shape of the wean hot Tom. The vessels will base at separate ports in North Carolina during their three month projects the Peirce will operate out of Morehead City and the Whiting from Wilmington. The 162-foot, 750-ton sister ships Are each named by six officers and 30 crewmen the Peirce is commanded by Cdr. J. Austin Yeager of Pelham Ala while the Whiting is skippered by Cdr. Melvin j. Umbach. Of North Easton mass. A a the Peirce is slated to com plete the mapping of a 5000-Square-Miie area of the Continental shelf off North Carolina extending from Cape f a to Cape Hatteras from the �0-foot depth to the Edge of the shelf the Survey this year will Quot foe made in Raleigh Bay. The ship will determine for the first time the detailed configuration there of underwater valleys Plains and ridges the Bath metric maps of the sea Bottom will Aid Federal state and Industrial interests in Hutu hot o c t a n r was coastline it ill be graphed exploring and developing shelf Structure composition and resources and will provide formation Marine scientists with a the Whiting s charting in Long reference base for studying its Bay will proceed southward from Cape fear and will include the Waters from the teach to 60-loot Depths As the vessel works off a Shore her ship based launches will Survey Small coves Inlet. And harbours throughout Long Bay to determine Safe approach channels and the depth Over submerged rocks reefs Sand Hars and wrecks in addition a High Speed launch equipped with fast and completely automated instruments under command of i. Cdr. Ralph j. Land of Norfolk. A. Will Earry out surveys a in deep water along with tie Whiting. The 59 foot four Man launch will conduct its Survey at Over twice the Speed of the coast surveys conventional launches. The vessel s electronic equip ment is similar to that of the Whiting in making their surveys the vessels will use Echo sounders to measure and record Depths i place of the headlines employed when previous surveys were made. The Depths Are determined by the time required for a sound wave produced m a vessel s Hull to reach Bottom and its Echo to return. The latter is recorded on a permanent graph see coast Page 8
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