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Washington Daily News (Newspaper) - January 6, 1970, Washington, North CarolinaWeather precipitation a tag Roca and fuming Embr a in Maxim by partly Clouds and Cokl Loam to Midgut we in cd a Low i Washington daily news established 1909 eight pages Washington North Carolina Day of Tiwon january amp i971t if you do not get your paper. Dial 4 21 As Between a 30 and t a o clock and one will be delivered to jew i. Al pfc. Sumit 16 americans killed enemy makes More heavy attacks today by George Esper associated pro writer Saigon a the Viet Cong and North vietnamese made More heavy attacks in South Vietnam s Northern provinces before Dawn today and . Officials said another phase in the enemy a Winter Spring Campaign has started first reports said 16 Ameri can troops were killed and 68 wounded in the coastal lowlands South of Danang while 17 state gets distinct taste of Winter 4oday by the associated press North Carolina got a distinct taste of Winter weather today As Snow came to the mountains and much of the Piedmont and sleet fell in other Inland sections. On the coast there was rain and temperatures were Low but not quite Low enough to change the precipitation to Snow. The Freezy skid stuff was introduced by a Low pressure system moving in from the Gulf of Mexico which met with frigid Arctic air to the West of the state. It started shortly after Midnight and by Daybreak accumulations were up to six inches in the westernmost Section of the state. Because of had Road conditions schools closed Down in some Mountain and Piedmont areas. Two of the hardest hit areas were Murphy and Hickory. By 8-30 six inches had piled up in downtown Murphy. There were three inches in Hickory and its environs. Among the school systems closed were those in Hickory. Newton Conover and the counties of Catawba Alexander Cherokee Clay Graham Burke and Caldwell. The . Weather Bureau issued heavy Snow warnings in the mountains and Northern and Western Piedmont areas. Travellers warnings were in effect in other Inland sections. Motorists planning trips into the Western portions of North Carolina were urged to keep Alert to warnings about Road conditions weathermen said it was Likely Snow would continue in the mountains and Northern and see weather. Page 81 n. C. Again asks court to delay busing order Raleigh apr North Carolina is again asking a Federal court to delay striking Down the states school bus policy until the 1971 general Assembly can meet and act. Ally. Gen. Robert Morgan announced monday that he had requested the Extension. Some 41,-000 school children living in newer sections of municipalities could lose their bus transportation March 1 when the court order goes into effect. The alternative is for the state to begin on March 1 to provide free transportation for another 50,000 children living in older sections of cities and towns. The bus problem results from a ruling last summer by a three judge Federal panel in Greensboro striking Down the state bus Law As discriminatory. The Law provides for free buses for children in areas annexed after 1957 who live at least in Miles from school. The Tourt said the state must provide transpiration for children Quot in All areas of a City who live far enough from school or else withdraw All bus service to City pupils. At the Quot time of the court ruling the state asked for a delay until 1971 but the court set the deadline at March 1. State superintendent of Public instruction Craig Phillips announced recently he would at tempt to get surplus state funds to bus eligible students from All sections of municipalities from March 1 to the end of the school year. But sources in the attorney general a office said monday they doubted the advisory budget commission would approve the funds since the 1969 general Assembly specifically vetoed a plan to extend City school bus service. Morgan told reporters he feels there is precedent in asking the Peninsula five Miles Northeast South vietnamese were killed and is wounded most of them civilians at least 26 of the enemy were reported dead it was the second night of heavy enemy attacks in the re Gioffi in three Days. In More than a score of rocket mortar and ground attacks saturday night and sunday seven . Troops and 18 vietnamese civilians were killed and 25 american troops and 78 vietnamese civilians were wounded. Forty four enemy were known dead official sources said today the assaults were Quot the second phase of the communist command s Winter Spring the heaviest attacks Early today were a suicide commando assault on a . Marine base Camp 26 Miles South of Danang and the shelling of a Hamlet five Miles Northeast of my Lai site of the alleged massacre of vietnamese civilians by . Troops nearly two years ago less than 56 commandos charged through a 200-round covering mortar barrage and blasted their Way into the Marine Camp from three sides . Officers said they were sure some of the 26 enemy who died during the two hour attack were killed by their own mortars As they raced through the Camp the sappers ran through half the Camp firing rifles and hurling dynamite bombs and grenades at the Marine bunkers they killed a 14 marines and wounded 59, the heaviest american casualties in a single action since nov. 12-13. Field reports said 20 enemy bodies were Quot found inside the Camp including two snipers who hid under a hut and killed two marines before they were Cut Down. The base called Landing zone ro6s, is the Headquarters of a Marine infantry battalion with supporting artillery and Engineer units. The sappers reportedly failed to reach any of the artillery or tanks. They damaged a few buildings and a few vehicles. Fifty Miles to the South eight mortar rounds fell into Chu Thaun Hamlet on the Batangan club members see equipment at Hospital mrs Lillian Griffin last night was installed As new president of the Washington woman s club succeeding mrs Ethel Lintol other new officers Are mrs Virginia Harrison first vice president. Mrs Virginia Gerard second wee president mrs. Polly Peavy recording Secretary and mrs Louise Taylor treasurer mrs Virginia Evans had charge of installation. The meeting was held at Beaufort county Hospital where miners shut Down mines to Honor murdered Leader gets his Story into record Kennedy appears to have achieved Law rebel 2 others delay. He noted that several of my la. Years ago a Federal court Post head Quad Pond its deadline for redistrict Ard three see bus Page 8 still Quot investigation Al a see it lag Kmitt it a fed e we rom the vietnamese 14 civilians of ramen Pacifica am Page 8 mrs Mary Steele supervisor of nurses and John Davis Hospital administrator demonstrated the use of the new Quot coach cart Quot recently donated to the Hospital by the woman a club not we Rhine contains Al cardiac Monitor curd Over Ter erg write out and a defibrillator As Many As Fostir heart patients can be monitored at one time on this very modern machine. It is used to resuscitate and to Aid heart patients the woman a club gave around $7,200 for the new equipment the woman s club operates the canteen at the Hospital and All profits from this canteen go into the project of helping the Hospital. It was said last night that the new Quot crash Machinay is the Only one East of Durham in North Carolina. The woman a club in cooperation Vith the ministerial of edition and the Hospital has see women Page w District Church meet set in Hyde Engelhard a Christian churches disciples of Christ of the Albemarle District will Convene at the Middletown Christian Church near Here wednesday. Jan. 14 registration will begin at .10 15 a.m., and closing time will be 2 35 . Vice president Claude Macdonald will preside at the morning session and the president Robert a. Han lip or. Will preside at the afternoon session. Theme of the program will be1 Quot the Church in a changing the Host minister the Rev. James Boswell will bring the morning devotional and guest speakers on the program will be Rev. Robert g. Hufford. Minister of die Hooker memorial Christian Church of Greenville and the Rev m. Dana Hunt minister of first Christian Church also of Greenville. All members within the District congregations Are urged to attend. A Quot Edgartown. Mass apr the first of five surviving Young women who attended sen. Edward my Kennedy Sili fated Cook out on Chappaquiddick Island last summer began testifying today in the continuing secret inquest into the death of Mary to Kopechne. Kennedy item att Gnu apparently achieved what he wanted in the first Day of the in pest a Chance to get ail of his Story into a Public record remained at Home in Hyannis port Petite Rosemary Quot Crickette Keough 24, was the first of the girls to testify courthouse sources reported. All five Girts filed into the courthouse shortly before 10 -a.m., when the second Days proceedings began later however All but miss Keough left temporarily sex a nerd that Kennedy apparently was successful in getting a Chance to place on cart Ord All of his Story was evidenced by Kennedy s own account of his testimony monday and by the ground rules Laid Down for the inquest by judge James a Boyle leaving the Dukes county courthouse after some two hours of testimony Kennedy apr pea red As relaxed and affable As the solemnity of the inquiry permitted he told a crowd of newsmen that not Only did i Quot respond to All of the1 questions asked him but did so in Quot the most Complete was possible Quot Chook Fig his words carefully. Kennedy went on Quot at the end there were a couple of Points i thought it would to add to help with the record Quot he did not elaborate judge Boyle had forbidden witnesses to discuss testimony outside of the a Mirt Kennedy when asked whether his Testi Ninny had paralleled tin nation ally televised version i offered on week after the july 18 Ace Dent on nearby Chappaquiddick Island said v Quot id rather not characterize the Tes Tivony but 1 would say yes substantially a the manner of the t7 year of senator who emerged from the quaint old courthouse monday Jisoo inquest Page 8� Beaufort county commissioners extra help to assist farm income with revaluation voted Chesnutt say heart transplant surgery continuing task Worth reports by Frank Carey a science write Washington apr two years and More than 130 opera the report made Public by the National heart and lung Institute said results from previous transplants warrant tons after the world s first stepped up efforts to overcome heart transplant. A govern major problems besetting the ment appointed task Force re operation. A ported today such surgery still the group in another major is mostly Quot investigation Al Quot but recommendation urged a in Worth continuing. U Hijack attempt foiled by a bumpy Landing Jacksonville Fla. Apr a Man attempting to Hijack a Delta air lines. Dc9 to Switzerland was thrown off balance by an intentional bumpy Landing at Jacksonville International Airport today and overpowered by three passengers. Authorities said the Man identified by the Duval county sheriffs office As Anton fun Jek 41, of Evansville ind., was held on an assault to murder charge. Robert Starratt. Chief of investigations for the sheriffs department said the would be Hijacker attempted to seize control of the plane As it approached Jacksonville by pushing his knife to the Throat of stewardess Sharon Beresford Starratt said. Three passengers immediately jumped on him Starratt said and overpowered him. The offi cer identified the passengers As Charles d. Strimple an off duty policeman from Willard Ohio Franklin Dale Hall of Orlando a Salesman and w. J. Hillard of Green Bay wis. Halls shirt was slashed by the knife during the struggle. Starrett said he had an unconfirmed report miss Beresford was Cut slightly. Hall 5-foot-i and 140 pounds is an inactive member of the Orland police departments Reserve Force. The stewardess told officers Junjek whipped out the knife after returning from the planets the flight originated in Orlando lounge where he had gone after Pilot Maurice Kuerze telling her he was ill. Slammed on his brakes Unne Ces As she helped him Back to his. Barfly hand when the aircraft seat the Man put the knife to touched Down throwing the her Throat and said Quot i want to knife wielding Man off balance see a Macx Page 8 creased government efforts to perfect artificial heart devices a and said that even a completely robot heart once considered an impossible dream is now rated As Quot not at All w asserting that the tendency of the body to reject the transplanted heart remains the no. 1 problem the task Force said that a until the problem of immunologic rejection is solved 100 transplantation per year is probably an upper a unit the 11-member group headed by or. James a. Warren of Ohio slate University was appointed by the Institute in Early november 1968, to study a fall aspects of the problems surrounding the replacement of hopelessly diseased or damaged human among major conclusions heart transplants a appears to have prolonged life in individual that is of 136 transplants performed in 134 patients As of july i 1969, two survived More than a year 25 per cent had lived at least six months and Quot some had returned to a useful moreover the cumulative experience with human subjects a has provided information not obtainable from animal expert however the report made these qualifications �5 k Quot because of limited experience and the Many uncertainties associated with graft rejection the procedure at present must still be considered As predominantly r 2. Of the More than 200,000 persons under age 65 who die annually of heart disease in the United states the maximum number of candidates for transplants either of a human or an Quot see heart Page 8 the Beaufort county Board of commissioners apparently in anticipation of an expected rash of complaints from results of a just completed property revaluation voted monday to hire three county citizens to assist with upcoming hearings on i he App a Isa 1 work. The revaluation required every eight years by state Law was done by the Carroll Phelps firm of Winston Salem which is wrapping up final details of the project. The reappraisal got underway in the last half of 1968, a year ahead of the Legal deadline. The new figures resulting from the revaluation have not been publicly announced but they Are reliably reported to show an Overall increase of 35 per cent in countywide valuations the total figures reportedly will be up for Tom $147 million in 1962 to $192 million for 1969 the Resolution approving the appointment of three citizens with Quot general knowledge Quot of county property values Calls for naming one representative from each Side of the Pamlico River in the Eastern end of the county and one from the Western area to Aid the Board of equalization and review in its work. The representatives will assist the appraisal firm in hearing complaints and. To checking out cases where evidence is shown of obvious Quot error. The hearings by the appraisers will begin feb 7 and continue for several weeks. They will precede Quot the regular Board of equalization meetings to be held in May when appeals will be heard. The equalization Board is composed of members of the county commissioner Board. The Board earlier monday heard John Winfield of it. A Pinetown prominent Farmer and member of the state Board of appraisals attack an increase in valuation in swamp and Marshland in line with waterfront property. J or Winfield predicting a whirlwind of complaints unless this is changed also criticized including the value of tobacco allotment acreage m the Basu value of farm land he said this should be1 added to the farm land value in the same manner that a House or farm building is added county Extension chairman. Max Chesnutt also suggested that the Board place valuations on farm land a according to use a a proposal that won the endorsement of commissioner m see revaluation. Page 8 mrs. Mattie Kite succumbs today Vanceboro mrs. Mattie Lee Kite age 39. Wife of Otis Kite died this morning at 1 30 of clock in the Beaufort county Hospital in Washington funeral services will be conducted thursday afternoon at 3 of clock at Oak Grove free will Baptist Church near Here by the. Rev Wayne West. Burial will be in. The Kite family cemetery near. Vanceboro mrs Kite spent All of her life in the Vanceboro Community surviving Are her husband two sons Roger Lee Kite of the Home and Ronald Glenn Kite of near Vanceboro iwo daughters m or Dorsey Jenkins of near Van cab of and miss Doris Ann Kite of the Home her Mother firs Gladys Grimsley of Vanceboro. Two Brothers Leroy Grimsley of Vanceboro and Johnny Ray Grimsley of Norfolk a. Two Sisters. Mrs. Eddie Lee Kite of Vanceboro and mrs. Mabelle runnings of new Bern and two grandchildren. Beaufort county Tarm income reached a record $35.7 million in 1969. Extension chairman Max Chesnutt monday told members of the Beaufort county Board id commissioners or. A Chesnutt said that White to Cuicco is still the number one Cash crop it now. Accounts for Only one thin amp of the farm income in the county compared win two thirds some 12 to 15 years ago Quot tobacco is still important to the farm a Cuno my. Of Beaufort county and will be. Or a Good Many years a the farm agent observed. Or Chesnutt told the commissioners that a record soybean yield of 2# bushels per Are was made last year and that a Corn yield of pm bushels per acre equated a previous yield for that crop. He said soybeans now Gross $4 4 million annually Ami com grosses $3 million or Chesnutt also said Sec Board. Page 8� mrs. Tom Howard of Ocracoke Dies Ocracoke mrs Tom Howard familiarly known As Quot miss Bessie a a longtime operator of the Howard tourist Home died this morning at her Home at Ocracoke 76 years old. A or a a funeral Nereide will be held at 2 o clock thursday afternoon. From the Ocracoke methodist Church. Burial will Ocracoke Island. A mrs. Howard was Horn arid reared at Fairfield Daugh Loc of Quot the late Fate and Nancy Mckinney William she spent All of her life in Hyde county All of it on Ocracoke after her marriage. She was a member of the Ocre Coke methodist Church and a Well known on the Island and on the Mainland. pay api my through the coat Fields of southwestern Pennsylvania shut r Down at least six Large mines today in Honor of United mine worker Union insurgent Joseph a Quot Joeh Quot Yahin set who was Wittung. My and Lihaug few in their Home. The Hood splattered Paja Rita Clad bodies of and the two women were found monday in their colonial farmhouse on tax outskirts of this Small town nearly 4.000 miners were off heir a a ii it at ii s steel corp s huge Rohena mint Complex three Bethlehem steel a corp mines and two mines owned by Jones a Laughlin steel corp the miners were stopped by pickets As they came to work at Midnight and were asked to return Home miners reporting to work on the Daylight shift were also met by the pickets while a Bonaki supporters in hut recent bid for the in my presidency have a urged a nationwide Cual mine War stoppage to Honor his memory there was. No indication of who the pickets were meanwhile. A Bonaki s two sons Kenneth and Joseph issued a Sta flament saying they wanted no work stoppages or any Union memorials dedicated to their father nor they said did they want any International Union members attending his funeral. A. A your father Mother and our Little sister Are dead Quot the sons said in their statement they were shot to death while they slept by professional assassins whose sole intentions was to kill them there is my doubt that these horrible misdeeds Aro an outgrowth of our father s most recent bid to win election to the presidency of the United mine see Yablonsky. Page 8� mrs. John Hoff succumbs today Belhaven mrs Eloise Gordon Hoff wife of John Hoff of re. 2, bellmen died this mor eng in the fungo District Hospital following a critical illness of three Days she was 48 years old a a. Funeral services will be held thursday at 2 pm from the Sidney free will Baptist a Burcl burial will follow in he Church cemetery the body la 11 he taker from the Paul funeral Home in Belhaven to the Church one hour prior to the service. A mrs. Hoff daughter of the late Charles Freak in find Effie Paul Gordon was Burn aug. 4, 1921. She was a member of the Sidney 1 free will Baptist Church. Surviving ties ides her husband Are two daughters. Mrs Eddie arrant of Raleigh and mrs. Jimmy Brinn of Belhaven. It. 2 two. Grandchildren Quot three Brothers Charles f. Gordon or of fori w Alton Beach. Fla. F v Gordon of Chesapeake a and Hunter Gordon of Norfolk. A possible health hazards from detergents containing enzymes being eyed by Federal health officials by Brian Sullivan a science writer new4york apr at first British doctors treating the workers of the detergent Plant diagnosed the illnesses As bronchitis influenza asthma. But it soon became Clear that the cause of the mysterious outbreak of if Mpa. Among the detergent workers was the highly concentrated enzymes the1 men were working with. Now the Federal government in the United states is taking a close look at possible health hazards from detergents containing enzymes. Health officials in this country agree with the detergent Indus try that there is no evidence to Date of any health Hazard to the housewife or other family members in the Homes where the detergents Are used. But they note that Plant workers in the United states As Well As in Britain suffered from skin rashes and the asthma like respiratory troubles when exposed to concentrations of the enzymes. The Industry says the Plant problem is under control but Federal investigations continue. Enzymes Are chemicals found in All living things. They Are catalysts speeding up chemical reactions. They Are essential for example to breaking town food into simpler chemical substances in the human digestive system. In detergents enzymes Are used to break Down certain soils Ana stains into simpler forms so a they can be More easily removed by the Normal detergent and washing action the Industry says. A Box of enzyme detergent contains about 1 per cent enzyme material. The enzyme detergents have been in use in this country since late 1967. Of the 6 billion pounds of cleaning materials manufactured a year in this country 4.5 billion pounds Are detergents. The Industry says Quot it wont be Long before 80 per cent of All detergents contain enzymes. The first reports of trouble with the enzymes came in the British medical journal lancet in june 1969 including a report from or. J4. L h Frindt of the University of Manchester a department of occupational . Flindt said he found that the workers had suffered Chest illnesses and added Quot the findings indicate that in addition to causing acute illness inhalation of this material May Lead to irreversible impairment of lung function and that insidious lung damage could occur without episodes of overt illness. R rigorous prevent i be measures Are therefore recommended Quot or Marcus m key estimated that 8,000 of the Industry s 25,000 workers handle enzymes in plants across the country the soap and detergent association. Spokesman for the $1.2 billion a year Industry admits that it had trouble with workers but says the Plant problem a has Ticen brought a under control by strict dust control methods Quot. The environmental control administration is going ahead with enzyme studies on animals at its laboratories in Cincinnati and plans to spot Check 10 to 15 plants in the Spring to measure enzyme exposure Levels. Or. Howard 1. Weinstein director of the food and drug administrations office of product safety said his office has received about 50 complaints of skin irritation from Consumers but no complaints of respiratory see enzymes. Page 8>

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