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Washington Daily News (Newspaper) - March 6, 1970, Washington, North CarolinaWeather cd far to partly Cloudy through saturday Obder Toni til and mild saturday. Boart tonight mostly 30� his to saturday Matiy in Hie 90a Washington daily news if you do not get your paper. 2145 Between a m and f my Civ Tolt and off will bed to in ten pages Washington North Carolina Pittl cuke Ai to now May Tel 6, if70 Ballf except sunday on saturday a he Otermat my Tii solar spectacular by Alton Blakeslee a science editor new York api weather threatens to draw a frustrating curtain Over saturdays stun Ning spectacle of a total eclipse bulletin Washington it apr a pm play meat rata cuu it it Ting hell level in 4sears last month indicating a farther slowdown in the nation t Economy under the Nison admin aeration Effort i to com hot inflation the february a eat rate 4 2 per cent up from 3. Per cent the preceding month and at Ita highest level finer october ims the i Ihor department reported today. 2 Nixon promises More information on Laos an Early weather Bureau prediction was that cloudiness and Israel save Arab strike rain Over wide areas would hide a 1 Rutih 1 the View of the Moon marching Yvel i lca4 chief Paul a staff photo Frank Kivett by Litchfield mid East division Law enforcement Grants announced the mid East economic development commission announced today that Grant funds totalling $276,967 have been awarded to the mid East Law enforcement planning division. The Grant is the largest made to any regional Law enforcement planning unit in the state with the exception erf the Mecklenburg county area. Included in the Grant award Are funds for several projects. The East Carolina University program to establish degree level studies in police administration and corrections is included. Most agencies in the six county area will receive funds for equipment three agencies will establish auxiliary police units to support their full time efforts. The town of Fountain will establish a 12 Man auxiliary Force. Win Amston will establish an 18 Man Force and Hyde county will establish a 24 Man Force. Additional full time officers will be added to City and county Law enforcement agencies As follows Robersonville 2, Williamston 1, Belhaven 1, Plymouth 2, Beaufort county a Hyde county 1, Martin county 2, and Washington county 1. One part time officer will be added in Lewiston Askewville Kelford Roxobel Aulander and a night Jailer for Windsor Bertie county. One of the most significant projects which has been approved for funding is a regional investigative and Central records Center. This unit will assistance to All local units upon request provide research in Case preparation for area solicitors and maintain a special Central information record file for the six county area. The file will include detailed information on area convictions criminal profiles Etc. Items approved in equipment include such things As riot Shields guns Gas masks Walkie talkies helmets Bull horns and even emergency generators. Frank Kivett mid East director in making the announcement said a i believe that some significant recommendations will soon be made As a result of our planning efforts in this regard we can expect some joint agreements Between agencies in the mid East area for the joint utilization of manpower and equipment. Some specific recommendations will be made regarding minimum standards and minimum educational requirements for Law enforcement officers entering the Field anew. In conjunction with minimum standards we can expect recommendations on minimum salaries and Merit system pay increments. A an evaluation is currently underway regarding several area wide concepts. A uniform system erf reporting is utmost in our priority but further work is underway to examine the Merit of regional jails juvenile diagnostic and evaluation centers the use of helicopters in air marching across the face of the Sun. The Sun will blink out completely for two to three Mimi Tea along an 85-mile-Widr path starting in Florida at 1 17 . Est with the dark Shadow then speeding Over Georgia the Carolinas and Virginia before heading out Only partially Over regions West of that line with the eclipse less in degree and earlier in time the greater the distance West despite any Clouds hundreds will witness the totality of the eclipse they will be astronomers and other scientists some newsmen and photographers flying seven to eight Miles High aboard special Jet flights. And perhaps some passengers aboard regular airliners will be Lucky enough to be at the right places at the right times to see the eclipse. Cameras and special scientific instruments will record and Analyse the event aboard some 70 rockets vaulting up to altitudes of about 100 Miles and see eclipse Page 10 mrs. . Ward Dies thursday mrs. Clelle Moore Ward age 72, widow of or. Jesse Elliott Ward of Robersonville passed away thursday morning in wards clinic after an illness of several months. Mrs. Ward daughter of the late Whit and Nancy Cherry Moore was born in Martin county on april 8,1897. She was a registered nurse having graduated from the Moore herring Hospital school of nursing at Wilson. She was married to or. Jesse e. Ward who preceded her in death on March 23, 1950, and was a member of the United methodist Church at Robersonville. Surviving Are one sister mrs. Mattie m. Donald of Everette two Brothers j. Van Moore of Long Island n y. And r. L. Moore of Ayden and several nieces and nephews. Graveside services will be held in the Robersonville cemetery at 3 30 . Saturday with the Rev. A. L. Reynolds officiating. The body will remain at the Oden funeral Home in Washington until 2 00 . Saturday. By Michael Gross associated Presa writer. Tel Aviv it a it Israel says it thwarted an Arab amphibious strike tonight with a raid across the dead sea in which three arabs were killed and three were captured there also was fighting on the lebanese Border thursday night where guerrillas have stepped up their activity in recent weeks prompting israeli warnings to the lebanese one israeli Soldier was killed and two were wounded an israeli spokesman said interrogation of the Arab guerrillas captured in the dead sea raid thursday disclosed 17 guerrillas were to a come across to two rubber boats with 130mm. Katusha rockets and special carriers of the kind used in the rocket attack on Jerusalem last the spokesman said the guerrillas apparently planned to set up a base in the Hebron Hills South of the israeli capital. Last aug. 26, guerrillas fired three rockets at a Jerusalem to see mid East Page 10 Baum funeral slated saturday funeral ser Vesta Bern Baum 57, will by held at 3 so . Saturday in the Fairfield Christian Church conducted by the Rev. Pernell Gallop. Burial will be in Fairfield cemetery. Pall bearers will be Garland Berry Bromly Gibbs Hallett Gibbs. Harold Gibbs. Colon Daughtridge Ray Midgette. The body will remain at the Williamson funeral Home in Swan Quarter and be taken to the Church one hour prior to the service. Mrs. Baum died in the fungo District Hospital in Belhaven thursday. She was wife of a Edison Baum and was a member erf the Fairfield Christian Church. Surviving besides her husband Are two daughters mrs. Patricia Baum Hermon of Fayetteville and mrs. Myla Baum Cutrell of Norfolk a. One brother Archie g. Berry of Fairfield and four grandchildren senators renew demands a a rat against a Nark of of erf Mac Nigri a my Iii it pressure. A us caught tvs i olm of the thims a it lira twit Tritipo prevent negro a twang brought to Slonim High Urina it it san to inn he it Solway sri a tit to Lio 3 ii it it it in turned he White it in a mar. St the 1i� 1 men a to in u on. O to a Tutu t-11. Southern to ten Lamar frustrated angry dedicated Fairfield a vices for mrs. By Rob Wood associated press writer Lamar Scap Gordon Brown is a Small town druggist a soft spoken Man with gentle Brown eyes and a dedication to saving his Public school system regardless of personal abuse and Boycott of his store Laurence Lowery is a 24-year-old negro who fear that big trouble May explode Over the mixing of races or because of an act of violence by White adults. An old Man who would t give his name but who sat with other elder citizens and puffed his pipe spoke of a bygone Day when things were better this is Lamar South Carolina a town in trouble it is a Crossroads agricultural Community of 1,350 persons suddenly cast into the National spotlight by a group of 100 White adults who overturned two school busses bringing negroes to a formerly White school and dashed violently with state Highway patrolmen tuesday Lamar a downtown area covers just three blocks it is a town dying in the endless migration from country to City a Highway turns and bends through the main part of Lamar but most motorists would never remember passing the tiny one room police station on the Corner or the drugstore owned by Gordon Brown or the cafe at the end of the Block mrs. Gerringer Dies thursday mrs Utiliano Prichard Gerringer age 73. Of Eton College and a former resident of the old Ford Community of it t. Washington died thursday. Funeral services will be held saturday morning at 11 o clock at the Fairview United methodist Church at Al Mahau by the Rev Jack Shore. Graveside services will be held at the family plot Oakdale cemetery at 4 saturday. The body will lie in state at the Paul funeral Home from 3 to 4 saturday. Mrs. Gerringer was the widow of James g Gerringer. Surviving Are five daughters mrs. Louetna hem Rio of Elkin mrs. Opel Stanley and mrs. Betty Jones both of Burlington mrs. Cathleen Warren of Morehead City and mrs Maxine Chari so of Winston Salem one sister. Mrs. W. W. Huffine of it. 2, Elon College 18 grandchildren and 21 great grandchildren Economy of state Down again he Noel Yancey associated press writer Raleigh apr a slump in North Arharta Economy that began in november continued during january Wachovia Bank amp Trust co economists reported that their North Carolina business Index dropped to a preliminary Fig ure of 196.8. The lowest Leel since last May the building in dust wits feeling acutely the crunch of the administrations tight Tzonev policy building permits in 18 principal North Carolina a Terr cure Down to $19 3 million in january. A drop of 45 per cent from december Ami 57 per cent from january of last year tie Federal Home loan bark Board of Greensboro reported that mortgage Loans closed Dur my january totalled Only. $23 4 million. This compared with $35.6 million in december and $36.2 million in january a year ago. Also Down sharply were new Auto and truck sales As reported by the North Carolina Auto dealers association. New car sales in january totalled 12,238 and new truck sates amounted to 3,258.�?T this compared with 18,-425 new car sales and 4,789 new a Quot face Economy Page 10 Mcreat the White House says it will provide i he nation additional inform Hon soon on to involvement in i am of few Quot. L Rimmor in Xii i. Press Secretary said before Nixon left on a trip to key Biscay tie. Fit thursday night that a White House statement of i Lara a is a very Good possibility this weekend he mid a however that Che president will not personally make a statement or Public appearance on Laos a subject that is kicking it considerable. Controversy in Ctm Reaa fears have been expressed on Capitol Hill that increased military activity in. The Southeast asian country is leading in another Vietnam like involvement. Luf hands that Nivon detail the jul role in Laos and assure the nation it Wall not become involved id another asian ground War were renewed by demo cratic senators thursday sen George s Mcgovern a s accused administration spokesmen of using deceit to hide the facts of if s. Involvement there he said u a War Liang Snow ire flying 5hb bombing missions a Day in Laos. A i firmly believe we Dent. At War in Laid on a dangerous Laos. Page 10� registration tin us registry Ion for students entering the first Grad next year in Washington City school and now being taken at Eastern elementary school is running behind it was disc Lowed today Sam grist principal Ai easter n said there Are still approximately 30� children in the City who have not registered parents May be Gater their children from 9 am to 3 pm monday through Friday school officials say parents Are urged to Complete the registration As soon As possible in order that pre school Day May be planned adding that to Complete the registration parents must present a birth certificate and immunization rec Igod for the child it is not necessary that the child accompany the Parent for the purpose of registration All registry ions should be completed by Friday March 13. Provide special investigative see Grant Page 10 attendance zones spelled out in has set v -21 i spin \ jg2 a. Re v r Hyde school Board issues policy statement Ross is elected c of c president Richardj Ross president of Washington garment company in Washington was elected president of the Washington chamber of Commerce by the organizations Board of directors at a meeting wednesday night Ross succeeds Roland Modi in As president of the chamber of Commerce. Other officers elected were Edward n. Rodman local attorney first vice president George Taylor jr., Johnson Carper div. Of Singer , second vice president Albert Jowdy local merchant treasurer and William r. Abeyounis Secretary and manager. Five new directors of the chamber attended their first meeting of the Board wednesday night. They were recently elected by the membership of the chamber they were Robert w. Tyndall Wachovia Bank and Trust company Milo Gibbs Bank of Washington West end Branch Edmund t. Buckman jr., Buckman Auto parts Clay Matthews Hamilton Beach and John Lawson National spinning company. Ross prior to his election As Richard j. Rom chamber president has been Active in Many activities of the Washington chamber of Commerce. He has served As chairman of the executive committee of the Industrial management Council of the chamber and As a member of the see chamber. Page 10 Swan Quarter the Hyde county Board of education today issued a lengthy policy statement spelling out its position on a number of matters related to the Complete desegregation of the schools in the 1970-71 school term. One of the things the statement does is spell out two zones for elementary school grades one through six. Residents in the East will attend the Davis school at Engelhard and residents in the West will attend the o. A. Peay school at Swan Quarter. Students in the seventh through twelfth grades will attend Malta Musk get High school. The Complete Board statement follows it is the responsibility of the Hyde county Board of education and the people to provide the Best possible educational opportunities for All of our youth in totally desegregated circumstances beginning in the fall of 1970-71. The Board of education has done and is doing All it can to involve the people in this undertaking. The Board believes that if the people will work together to solve the human relations problems to help our youth understand their responsibility in a totally desegregated school support the financial needs of the Board in providing the necessary facilities materials and equip ment for a Good educational program then we will have a Good educational program without any emotional problem. Education of the future will be Only As Good As you the people Are willing to provide. T the Freedom of Choice method of school desegregation is the Choice of most of the people Black and White and the Board of education. If the Laws of our land and the requirements of hew change to permit it the Board of education will immediately take action to implement Freedom of choke in our school if this is the Peoples wish at that time. M the Board of education in its efforts to provide the Best equal educational opportunities for All the county a youth have adopted the following policies. 1. The county is divided into two zones for elementary school grades 1-6 All children in grades 1-6 for 1970-71 that live West of outfall canal by of Neal to Motel on Highway 264 and West of the intersection of 1305 and 1311 on the Road Are assigned too. A. Peay school. All children in grades 1-6 for 1970-71 who live on East Side of outfall canal by o Neal a Mold on Highway 264 and the intersection of 1305 and 1311 pm the Fairfield a Engelhard Rood Are assigned to Davis school for 1970-71. A students in grades 7-12 in 1970-71 Are assigned to mat Tam skeet school for 1970-71. 2. Beginners for 1970-71 will be assigned to a school according to the zone in whih they live parents will be notified of assignment by mail. 3. Students now enrolled in school Are assigned according to the zone in which they live and their Grade for 1970-71. Official notification will be on report cards at the end of 4. Teachers in grades 1-6 will be paired Black and White insofar As possible with each teacher assigned to teach the area of the instructional program in which they Are Best qualified for the school year 1970-71. 5. Teachers in grades 1-8 will be assigned to teach in grades and x schools on the but he Best interest of the students with consideration being Given to the teachers Choice qualifications and travel distance of the a see Hyde Page 10
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