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Washington Daily News (Newspaper) - June 25, 1970, Washington, North CarolinaWeather variable Elou imm through Friday with Chanca of mostly afternoon and evening Thunder Stow hrs. Lows tout get to of Agha Friday in Tea Washington daily news if you do a not got your paper. ,. Dial Between a 10 and 1 00 of clock and Law will he de it std to Yea established 1909 twelve pages Washington North Carolina thursday afternoon. June 25, 1970 daily except sunday volunteers sought contract let for . Work As census takers City set to take own count a contract i awarded wednesday by the general services administration in stir amount of a. 13 to the George e. Jenson company of Mobile Ala. For remodelling and repair to Ike u. 8. Post office and courthouse building Here according to in announcement today by Congre Taman Walter it. Cooea. Postmaster Sidney Hofler said the work will include a change from Caal to Gat beat painting and other general repair. He said a u. S. Seeking peace in Mideast Rogers retaliation raids israeli planes attack the recruitment of More than 300 Volunteer citizen in Washington to serve As census taker wit underway Here today. Date has been work to begin. Set for the Reid Mitchell. Or h Allen. Or named by Scott a two Beaufort county citizens have been appointed by gov. Bob Scott to the North Carolina water safety committee. They Are h. Reid Mitchell. Or. Of Washington and r h Allen of Belhaven. Their term will expire july 1,1973. The safety committee will function As a continuing advisory body with respect to the activities of the various Public and private agencies organizations corporations and individuals with responsibilities or interests relevant to the maintenance of an effective program of water safety in North Carolina. A. A after talks fail textile import limits backed by Don Mcleod associated press writer Washington a the administration today announced its a a reluctant support of proposed import restrictions in textile products. A Secretary of Commerce Maurice h. Stans sad however tit aft the administration does not support proposed restrictions on the importation of shoes. Both products Are covered by legislation pending in the House ways and Means committee. Stans appeared before the committee to announce the administrations decision on textiles. Stans said the administration had hoped to negotiate a textile agreement with Japan but that the talks collapsed wednesday and that no agreement was possible. A eth Aeed for a solution to the textile import problem is clearly apparent a stans said Quot in the absence at agreements with Japan and with other key exporting countries it is our reluctant. Judgement that the Only Means presently available for solving this problem is. The Tex Jared company. The administrations intention to endorse the or loosed textile restrictions was forecast by sen. Strom Thurmond r-s.c., in Advance of stans appearance before the committee. Thurmond called the action a the finest step that could be Token to protect our textile Floyd Hodges d ies tuesday Floyd Hodges age 62, of Greenville died tuesday night around 9 15 of clock in the Pitt memorial Hospital he had been in failing health for the past two years and critically ill for one Day. Or. Hodges was born in the Vicinity of Chocowinity on nov. 1, 1906. He is the son of Annie Hodges of it. 1, Chocowinity. And the late mr., Aloma Hodges. Surviving Are his wife m is. Ruby Gurganus Hodges one daughter Shelby Jean Wadford of Greenville and his Mother tile legislation now before this . Hodges five Sisters Alice committee. As far As shoes Are concerned stans added the administration believes they can be dealt with under existing Law. Stans said the shoe problem could be eased if Congress would relax a clause in the Trade act that permits companies injured by imports to seek Relief. He said the provision is now so tightly drawn few companies can qualify for the assistance which includes help in diversifying the product line of an in Hodges and . Gladys Hardy both of Chocowinity . Idell paramore of Windsor ., . Raymond Arnold of Grimesland . Ira Cherry of Washington n. C. One grandson Alton it funeral services will be conducted at the Wilkerson funeral Chapel in Greem Friday afternoon jrft00 of clock by the Ujj Jim Floyd Cherry and the Rev. Cedrick Pierce. Burial will follow in Pinewood memorial Park in Greenville. No or Quot Fhi new City Washington will take its own census to attempt to dispute Low population figures recently released by the Bureau of the census As its preliminary count in the 1970 enumeration Washington will attempt to do in one week what the census people have worked on for three months. It is hoped that Washington will be More successful. Meanwhile congressman Walter b. Jones at 11 30 today announced from his office in the nations capital that the City of Washington n. C. Had been granted a in Day Extension in the a to for the announcement of the official census. Heretofore the Date had been set for july 13. Paul squares assistant director of the census Bureau notified congressman Jones this morning that the time for the official count had been changed in Washington n c. To july 23. This gives the City and county More time to make another count of the population. Quot we just do not believe the results of the 1970 census which show that Washington has a population of Only 6,633 people Edward a. Wyatt v., Washington a City manager said today. Local officials ha. been in a hectic flurry for More than a week. A we have sought every alternative to attempt to get the census people to take a recount Quot Wyatt pointed out. A they will not do so therefore a we Are going to take our own census to try to prove them wrong a he said. The Volunteer census will be Ina Ted by the Washington headed by Tom Boyd Lun Teers from other civic organizations in the Community will also work in the Effort. Starting monday night Volunteer workers will begin canvassing every Block in Washington counting Heads and getting names in every household in Washington. They will be carrying two forms. One will be filled out if residents do not believe they were counted by the official census people. The other will be a local form to give a total head count in order to contest the census count. A we had fully expected our population to be above the 10,000 Mark a Wyatt explained a we had More than that when a Ial census was taken Here in 1985,�?� he said. Wyatt said the voluntary census being taken Here is vital to the future of Washington. A re just not a City unless flee census Page 7 City Jay Cees two syrian army Camps diplomatic Effort launched by Michael Grom associated i re a writer will work in census Tel Aviv api israeli warplanes attacked two syrian army Camps near Damascus today the israeli military command announced the raids close to the syrian capital were in retaliation for a heavy syrian tank and Artilles attack on israeli posts in the Golan Heights wednesday night an israeli spokesman said the air Force attacked Camps at a Tana 16 Miles Southwest of a a a Mascus and Biswah 10 Miles w Ashington corporate limits South of the City. He also report census de an attack on another Camp at special guests de Wyatt City Southeast of the capital a syrian army spokesman in Damascus confirmed the attacks i Qatar 11 Ltd i Wab saying the israeli jets bombed the Washington Jaycees met last night and unanimously agreed to work with other civic groups and Community spirited citizens in support at the City Council chamber of Commerce Effort to conduct a City of manager and councilman Max Roebuck applauded the1 Jaycees commitment to this project and outlined again the reasons for the urgency. Recent news articles and City wide investigations have raised some extreme doubt As to the credibility of the preliminary census figures just released the figures have shown a decline in population of 15 percent in Washington since 1966 other guests in attendance were in a delegation from the Greenville Jaycee club headed by Don Brady. Brady reviewed the upcoming boys Home bowl game to be held in Ficklen stadium on the Campus of ecu on saturday. August l Alt funds from this state wide Jaycee Steijen near Swayda. 60 Miles and strafed the two town the syrian spokesman said the syrian aft fare and antiaircraft batteries challenged the raiders but an israeli spokes Man reported a fall israeli planes Are Safe the israeli and syrian accounts Rotthe Golan height hat tie wednesday a night differed sharply As israeli and Arab re ports usually do the syrians claimed 175 israeli soldiers were killed or wounded the israelis said they had Fine killed and seven wounded. Ai Baa to. A Damascus news paper which Speaks for Syria s ruling Raath socialist party linked the raid to the new in s proposals for a Middle East set 1 lenient observer in Llamas i us said the syrian attack Indi caled the Damascus govern ment will not agree to a cease fire which reportedly is part of the plan Syria has never agreed to the u ill Security councils cease fire Resolution calling for a of the Arab israeli conflict the arabs claimed their tanks which Tikey full the a a it wide ast. Rag lowest toll in weeks 80 gis killed in Indochina new Man heading up How by Richard Pyle associated press writer Saigon a eighty americans were killed ir.,action in Vietnam and Cambodia last week the lowest toll in nine weeks the . Command re ported today. But the number of american wounded increased sharply from 364 the week be ii. Mill la ii mall o lbs w a w Quot project go1 to support a Jaycee fire to is for the week of june 1 lie you Courdina Joyc amp a Lulu tee sponsored cottage at boys Home at Lake acc maw. Glenn Cox announced that the combined Effort of the Jaycees and n. National guard yielded Over 5.00d signatures from this area in support of the recent pow humane treatment petition. All persons or organizations still having petitions in their Possession should Contact Cox immediately under motion from Blake Lewis the club voted to donate see Jaycees Page 7 suit seeks total mix in schools in the South voting act helps Blacks fashion political punch by Ted Simmons associated press writer a Atlanta a. A in the five years of its existence the voting rights act of 1.965 has helped Southern Blacks fashion a political punch that is leaving an indelible Mark on the politics and politicians of the area. The act hailed by then president Lyndon b. Johnson As a a Triumph for Freedom As huge As any Victory on any Battlefield a was recently extended for another five years by president Nixon. Here Are some examples of Black political gains since the act was passed nearly 1 million negroes in the South have been Addge to voter registration oils. More than 400 Blacks now hold elective office in the seven states affected a Alabama Georgia Louisiana Mississippi South Carolina Virginia and 38 counties in North Carolinas As com pared to a Mere handful. Prior to passage of the act. And in each of these states negroes Are an increasing Factor at the ballot Box As a result of political awareness and activity. In Georgia a negro asking Whites to a join a new political emphasis is running for governor for the first time in this Century and is conceded enough votes by the leading candidates to Force a Runoff in the democratic primary in september. The candidate attorney c. B. King of Albany is joined by Blacks seeking S.C. High offices As lieutenant governor and Secretary of state. In Alabama a negro civil rights lawyer this year became the first Man of his race to win nomination to the legislature since reconstruction. In Virginia Blacks were elected to City councils for the first time in S.C. racially conservative areas As Lynchburg Empo Ria and Burkeville in North Carolina where no negro had offered for sheriff sine reconstruction six ran this year in May primaries. All were Defeated but two took their White opponents into runoffs. In South Carolina. Or. Claud Stephens a negro forced incumbent rep. Johnl. Mcmillan into a Runoff before losing his bid for the democratic nomination on tuesday. The increased Power of the Black vote in the South is attributed to a very Large degree to the voting rights act. The 1965 Bill abolished literacy tests in states where less than half the adult population was registered or voted in november 1964. It authorized the . Attorney general to dispatch Federal voting examiners when and. Where1 he1 believed they were needed. And it Raleigh a a suit seek ing to bar state Aid to 20 North Carolina a school districts on grounds they Are racially Segra gated was submitted today to the . District court at Raleigh. A a the suit filed by attorneys for the National association for the advancement of coloured people charged the1 do strict. A continue to operate racially dual school systems with the knowledge and acquire Sancez of state officials. It named As defendants the state Board of education or Craig Phillips state superintendent of Public instruction and a. C. Davis controller of the Board of education. The 20 districts listed included eight City systems it county systems and the combined pity county system of Elizabeth City and Pasq Udtana county. The City systems Are burling ton Goldsboro. Kinston new Bern Raleigh Rocky mount. Tarboro and Wilson. The county systems are1 Bla den., Camden Chatham Currituck edgecombe1, Guilford. Nash Robeson Rutherford Vance and Wilson. 14-20. South vietnamese forces re ported 366 of their men killed and 1,071 wounded last a Eek 110 fewer dead and 583 fewer wounded than the week before Toje claimed toll of the enemy increased to 2,083 killed from 2,078 the week before. There was no explanation for the drop in Allied casualties coupled with the increase in the enemy a Twenty of the americans were killed in Cambodia and 255 were wounded there the . Command said. It reported . Casualties in cambodian operations since april 28 now total 331 killed and 1,477 wounded. The weekly summary raised total american casualties since Jan. 1, 1%. To 42,754 killed and 281,701 wounded while the allies Tow claim a total of 652.296 Viet Cong and North vietnamese killed in the War. In Cambodia meanwhile a military spokesman in phenom penh reported North vietnamese troops attacked a major military base 27 Miles North West of phenom penh and fighting was continuing. The Battle was three Miles from Korn Pong Luong. Site of an important ferry crossing on the tonic sap River and one of the1 links Between the1 cambodian capital and the country a Northern provinces Many of which Are now under control of the Viet Cong and North yet Ese the spokesman said he Hadfy of details of the lighting. Bul he de Nied a japanese report rom Bangkok that the phenom penh Airport had been shelled wednesday night officials at in Airport said it was operating normally the spokesman also reported cd my plan planes bombed enemy position at 15 mites North East of phenom penh and said villagers in the area reported a about lot Viet Cong kitted a thirty Miles Southwest of see Indochina Page 7> were you counted ten More family units reported since yesterday that Thev were not counted in the 197 i census of that number four reported from the City of Washington and six from the county that brings the total report to 112 not counted of which 44 come from the City and a i rom the unto. Those not counted in the 1970 census Are urged to Call 916-3514 immediately and report the fact. It is most important that everyone in the area who has not been counted report now. Washington through the City government and the chamber of Commerce. Along with county groups Are protesting the census count and efforts Are now underway to make a a separate count of the population. Full and com pm Ete Public cooperation i absolutely needed if the full count of the population is to be accurate. Washington Al i Elliot l. Richardson has officially transferr0 his diplomatic skills to the of whined department of health Educa linty arid welfare where he faces immediate knotty problems it to e Farmer undersecretary of slate was sworn in As the no 1 Man at hew wednesday ao3 was fated a problem endemic to he w pc t. To rights and consumer Prole Tilott. Among others hew civil ngh to officials for example have readied a letter for the Secretary s signature calling on Southern districts to end in school discrimination As Well As segregation this fall officials Quot of the food and drug administration will urge Rich Ardson to modify a controversial department decision to a i Low eve la mate sweetened foods to remain on grocery shelves despite possible health hazards the american medical association. A powerful interest group with which All hew secretaries Pusi wrestle voiced displeasure this week Over recent Fra actions on Oral contraceptives and Ceram medications for Dia Betts the Ama is expected to insist that Richardson rescind the of Day requirement of packaged inserts warning women about possible hazards associated with birth control pills organized Medicine is also expended to protest what doctors see As their exclusion from Crie Cial decisions on drug effectiveness and safety. Richardson has so far brought Only on new staff Aid and two secretaries to hew he Rusf decide whom to keep from the team assembled by Robert h Finch Quot his predecessor and. Now a White House Counselor Washington aim S.C.re Lary of stale Wiliam p Rogers Sard today the United stole has Tai inched a diploma tic peace of tort in the Middle East designed. A to Etc Mirage the parties to atop shooting and Start talking. Rogers told a news conf rent. The United state wants to Arab and frae it toes to move under United nations auspices a toward a jus and lasting peace into account and concerns of All to eminent and people of the the foreign affair chief refused to go into detail on the . Peace proposal but it was understood the is plan Calls on Egypt. Israel and Jordan for a a s. A a cease fire for at least. 90 Days a Start a if negotiations under auspices of u n mediator Gunnar jarring in getting into negotiations the Mideast rivals would also have to accept the 1967 u n Security Council Resolution outline for a peace cent Temner Egypt and Jordan would have to commit themselves to the principle of peace with Israel recognizing her right to exist ence within secure i orders Israel in return Wou d pledge Iron Arab territories she conquered in the 1967 War. A Rogers prepared opening statement at the news Confer Yip ##�44 nothing a bout the administration s dec Ion on Israel s request far Mure Jet War Pla hrs a concerning the peace Mitia Tyve Roger said a recent and disquieting events in the East led president Nixon in april 29 to a Arder a thorough review of All political and military aspects of the problem that review has 1 4 now teen concluded a a a consequence of the review the United states has undertaken a political initiative the objective of which is to encourage the parties to Stop shouting in Start talking under he auspices of ambassador Jar ring in accordance with the resolutions of the Security Council a your objective in launching this initiative has been to encourage the parties to move to wards a just and lasting peace which takes fully into account the legitimate aspirations and concerns of All governments and Peoples of the area in Light of that objective we believe it would not be useful to disclose at this Lime detail of the political initiatives or to discuss publicly military assistance for Israel y r we Belinge that tie time for S.C. an initiative which we have launched directly with the parties and with other inter ested .power�.&Quot. Bill Deans installed by Lions Bill Deans Driver License examiner with the North Carolina department of motor vehicles has been installed As. President of the Washington Lions club. He succeeds Richard Harrison. Former Hyde Man succumbs see voting Page 7 d. A. Hudson of Roanoke rapids a former resident of Hyde county and a retired Church of Christ minister died tuesday night in Roanoke rapids. Survivors include a sister . Ruth Caboon of Pinetown funeral services were held this afternoon at 3 of clock in Roan Quot api is. Officers installed with Deans from left in photo include Richard Harrison outgoing president Bill woes Ley toil twister Bill Deans president w Claude Brinn of Hertford new District governor who conducted the installation Vernon chess on second vice president Henry Jones third vice president Back Row from left Donald Mertz secretory Bill steel sergeant at arms Harley Alligood first vice president Charley Warner treasurer and bib Lurvey two year director. Photo by Vanni new Washington Lions club officers prior to the installation. Tuesday night or. Brinn spoke on the topic a a let a look at our negative he said from this stance Lions can View the positive Side of their programs and Outlook. He was introduced by Bertie Cartwright program chairman. In the business meeting the Elsb voted to provide 15 volunteers to he Ftp with the new census count scheduled Here and to Send Bertie Cartwright 4 As a Delegate to the International convention in Atlantic City next week. The meeting was held at the knotty Pine inn with Richard son. Harrison president presiding
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