Vof 66 — No. 52
in the S. C. Sanatorium and the
S. C. State Hospital on Thurs
day. She was accompanied by
Mrs. V. M. Hayes, who Is a
member of the committee.
Babson Looks to 1966 County Patients
•. In IB Hospitals
Peace and Prosperity ReceWeGHts
4*1 ■ ■ Bfc • . All tuberculosis hospital pa-
NhAlim HA ImMMHUMHh tients from Laurens and Green-
■rVIIIIHIHI« wood counties received Christ-
: — mas gifts arranged by the Tu-
■ 1- ^ m ■ ■■■■■■ am as^bs berculosis and Health Associa*
Ineme tor UNnina tear - ,
. “ Mrs. William F. Mauldin, who
These are comments and predictions of Roger W. Bab- chairman of the Patient Ser-
aon, well-known financial adviser and business analyst, on v * ce i s gomn^ittee. visited pattrats
business conditions for the coming year.
Mr. Babon’s articles appear regularly in The Chronicle.
In making his annual forecasts on business conditions, Mr.
Fabson has compiled a record of high accuracy.
Published widely over the country. Ur. Bsbeon’s outlook “ ^. reUry '^ the C hri„
' for conditions expected to prevail during 1966 is presented maj organization,
for the information of our readers. Mrs. Mauldin stated that gifts
were mailed to patients in out
_ ^ . J .. . . . of state hospitals. The Christ-
“Peace and Prosperity should continue to be the dominant mag g|f(g were donated by the
theme in 1968. President Johnson will push ahead In attempts to Greenwood Lions Club, the Mc-
capitalize on the inroads he has already made with his Great Ki S8 i c k ci u b t and a circle from
Society program. However, since 1966 will be a Congressional year, the First Baptist Church in
he may find the going less easy than it was this past year; the Greenwood.
Congressmen and Senators who are up for re-election will likely Others serving on the patient
think twice before being so generous with the taxpayers’ money, services committee include Mrs.
I, of course, would like nothing * J. R. Abney of Greenwood, Rod-
•getter than to be completely op- the boom, should also become ney A. Russell of Troy, Mrs.
timistic in this Forecast, but my a less vigorous expansionary Fred E. Medlock, Miss Bettie
more tht»" 60 years of experi- force. Perhaps fears of inflation - W. Richards and Mrs. Osie M.
ence in predicting trends has ary price increases will encour- Sitgreaves of Laurens, Mrs. D. _ _ __ _
' - p<^ <« *h. Blue lin. O-n-ber o, Cunmere,
^ uiUess war threat, latency. I The chttrmaB Mid that each RWge CouacU, Boy Scouts of predicted Saturday that the
1 The health of world leaders se e no need to pile up much committee member was assign- America, at the annual meeting state’s economy would continue
may well be a prime factor in more to inventories. ed a month for sending gifts and of the council in Greenville Tues- to hum along at record levels
1966. These include President de ^ Consumers will have more remembrwices throughout the day> Dec. 21. for another year.
gauUc. Mao Ta^mt. and taro. m«.y to £T- ^tlSt™?? ^‘oSC^ “o" Rlc ' W C- Bald- The aaaual forccMt reflected
Pres cent Johnson. “ . ^ sr. . ... “i.i, __ win as chairman for the Lau- the opinions of business and
2 .,„ . Kidra®.* thwoat sonal incomes to new high in both counties may wish to as- . . . , *, . , .
. Perhaps the biggest threat . . . _ “,._*. rens District. professional men replying to a
in 1033 will come from abroad, gorund. An important influence sist toe Joe®* committee mem-
There is evidence that the coali- in this respect is the impact bers with the project,
tion leadership to Russia may of automatic wage increases Mrs. Mauldin mentioned her
Km ,wr.H*in<r into the hands which are called for in existing committee’s work as another
o?a strengmS?- ^me^T^t ™»ti-year labor pacts. service made possible by Christ-
seen since the Khrushchev ous- i®* ^i*b, I predict a further ntas se executive board of the council ner cent felt that 1965 was much
£ Moreover, Africa could rise to the general troctmj of ^ristoias ^ ^ wa. Dwi^t F PaUer^TSf b^tter t^ ex^te^
again hold the spotlight to the rates * a* many secondary J2 8 *2S2 07 which is sail 08 Laurens. Among the organizations pre-
' patt * rn ^ toe^ ewa gaing of ^ aut0 work . more than at the same period Members at large on the ex- dieting improvements during
^ ere last year. Last year’s total was ecutive board ll,clude Bald win 1966 were those in construction,
3. I do not look for war with er f; ^ . . , . Zl JjiT. *
Russia during IMS. Ruuin U 17. Unless another taderri Uut gZO^SB.M.
stUi greatly concerned with try- “ «“rted - which now
ing to bring prooperity to her il, J^* w . 0 ', tb ', w * r
own people, and it especially ^ort and the present fiscal de-
troubled about the lag in farm tlclt ~ "f 1 income after taxes ,
productivity. may not rise os rapidly asgross gjug# FmnloVeSS
4 -Djg struggle for power tocome. The social security tax wlfCJ LlllplUyUCJ
within Russia may come to a r * te is scheduled for a step-up
head in 1966. If the strongman ^no, higher stote and local
is anU-WertT he could try to put tox«s - including sales levies -
on a good show by heating up ^ ^ ce more ^ • burden 0,1
the “cold war”; but this should co “ u IIlf r8 '... .
constitute no more than threat- 18 - T* 16 all-important employ-
sning gestures and hold talk ment situation should remain
nuisance evento to “try our pa- However, employment in worker.
Rw Clinton Chronide
Clinton, S. C., Thursday, December 30, 1965
Clinton Hen Are
Named To Blue
Ridge Council Posts
Expected to Hum
At Record Levels
Several Clinton men were Columbia — The South Caro-
David S. Taylor of Laurens Chamber of Commerce ques
ts the new district commission- tionaire.
er. The survey showed that two-
Dr. D. O. Rhame was named thirds of those polled expected
a national representative of the a good year for 1966, while 57
and J. B. Templeton from Clin- drugs, building materials, hotel
ton and Jake Rasor of Cross and motel business, furniture,
40 Tons of Turkeys
Greenwoods Mills distributed
40 tons of turkey to its employ-
Family of Four
From Florida Hurt
In Crash Near Here
restaurants, transportation and
Industrial leaders generally
looked for improved business.
There was a note of caution
among many executives, how
fl* i.rup cri,i" i, notlike- 8«*™«y e°od. Wmty h.,e Thursday, Dac 23. m,
to be • mayor luue In 1M6. *«" greatert portion of toe A M*} w.
mgh there could be some riM ln _manufacturlng employ- w^o«t .. arijtmM gUU to „
Winners have been announced
wrecked on Interstate Highway in the Palmetto Lanes cham-
14 plants, the 28 about * ^ east <* the S.C, Plonshlp bowling tournament.
Senate-Passed Reapportionment Plan
Four members of a Fla. fam-
retired employee!, jj y were ear iy Monday
night when their 1964 Chevrolet
Leaders in the various events
for both men and women were:
_ _ in the . ^
„ government payrolls at all tern- main office and service depart- Highway 72 Interchange.
T7do not fore Me all-out war P < f» rUy •»**• «*»« "l"'' ““""toe retired penon- BoUey MenweUl Horpltalof-
p-j chinm in iwm Mnn in • talse sense of well-being. 061 fldals listed the injured as Wei- Men’s Division
eotVetwotoTto rirtmaJoTSoM » R«toU trade ekeald ealey Dtotrlbutloa of toe tekeya he- doa Jotoaon, »t hi. wife Mm. Te^eron: oojdflnger. 3013.
fratationTHls Legglngbirm and «“««* y«»r. Mach of gan ahortly aftm midnight a; Daria Johnson, 36, and their two Mary Maagrove 3663.
Wn the gain in dollar volume, of employees on the second shift sons, Weldon Johnson Jr., 19, r .„ K , . .
Sf^nSSSTanJ^e^ couriT will come from price left for home. There on the third and Thomas Johnson, 17, all of jtE™*** ^ T o HantoJ
3 ^na*s nu rises. Nevertheless, as long as received their turkeys at Starke Fla. p ^; r f• D - Hanley
clear orosress is a heavy bur Per*® 11 ®! incomes, employment, 8 a rn - and Hmt shift workers State Highway Patrolman M. '
dear progress It a heavy bur- ^ businegg hol ^ tig^, consu- got their’s at 4 p.m., as did office E. Suddeth said the Johnson’s Singles: J. D. Hanley 871, Jim
”7 . . M w . mer confidence will encourage and service department person- car, headed west, struck a high- Wehmeyer 665.
7. The foremost task for Red g pending. nel. way reflector on the right, then All-events: J. D. Hanley 2009,
China still Is to l>t ® in the jl. Spending for food, apparel, Tbl* l* the second consecutive veered left striking a concrete Otis Tripp 1889.
United Nations. Want Sousheast and general merchandise should y ear that Greenwood Mills has pier of the overhead bridge of
continue upward; also for lei- 6lven the gift turkeys. ^
■ ure - time and vacation lines.
to wait iBRed CMias timetop color television is catching on, Hp/irMinA IJpnr Fnr
wcSiTSto gSSrim V? 1 ‘°f Sf V w. ri.
Stth/mT demand field - Veterans to Change
3 ^ ^ The automobile business D
win not be left out in the spend- Insurance Policies
ln ^ W to* It win enjoy Mother
with the Afro-Asian nations. prosperous year; but I foresee
Here is the Senate reapportionment
plan for senatorial districts which the
House of Representatives is now con
sidering. One major change, which was
Laurens in 3-County
expected to set off a filibuster, brings
Horry, Marion, Marlboro, and DiBon
Counties into one district.
House Considers Plan
To Reapportion Senate
A cutoff deadline faces all ve- mo ^* h ® d ’ ** wa * dated-
_ „ _ . Women’s Division
.Secondary Road 34. „ ...
The Johnsons were enroute to _ ^5“” Mixu P s
visit relatives in North Carolina. Belkette * 2881-
All four members of the fanP Doubles: Jean Hammond and
ily were continuing as hospital Shelba Ross 1227. Betty Tripp
The car was practically de-
8. Despite talks of a prolonged no rignifiont upsurge beyond t * ran * between 85 80 ¥ ear * r p .
thg. wah Wtoi. TSj old who wish to add or exchange rormer Resident
and Ruby Lydia 1222.
Singles: Rachel Revis
Jean Hammond 624.
All-events: Jean Hammond
1885, Rachel Revis 1839.
Family night will be held
straggle in Vietnam, forecast the high levels of the past'two old who wish to add or exchange
that it will be increasingly clear years. a total disability income provi- p asses In N C
Z o^ ,oldest.T rider _l™ P) “ • h-r 01 Mr,. Helen Se.M StotU. wife
leaden to riep up our commit, meat hu been endeavoring to to«ur»nee polic e«. of RobortT. Stott., died Wed-
ment in Vietnam in 1966 in or- promote domestic travel va- They must act before January nesday, - Dec. 22, at her home
der to force a “peace confer- cations Nevertheless I forecart 1 * Howard H - Watkins, Laurens in Lincolnton, N. C., following Wednesday (December 29) at
ence *> further interest in fmwim vaen. C® 1111 ^ Service Officer states. an illness. Graveside services the Associate Reformed Presbjf-
6. 1 foraoo no eriri. over Cu- Uon.. In on. MnM.TTltop^ [> Th ' DlMhilit, Incom. won hold Friday In Newberry, tori.n Church on S. Bmod St,
ba in 1966 The agreement Cat- to see this. I have done conrtd- Provision provides payment of Mrs. Stutts, a former resident, beginning at 6:30 o’clock with a
£ ^2ui?£X^£e £ erable foreign Raveling, "rad I ^ ^ ^ CUnt ° n r COVered di8h SUPPer
ban refugees to enter the U.8.A. feel that such activity to deflni- National^ Service Life Insurance
tkflderscores the problem he has tely advantageous. Futhermore, Sl^hled^^^^Mth*^!^ Man Attacks Policeman
in feeding his people. I feel that foreign travel can
10. The Vietnam situation and help Americans to wake up to for th^fridW
the Dominican Republic incident the advantages here at home and ,
have convinced the Admlntotra- make them more thankful for J**?.
tion that the military might of the blessings they enjoy. “
our nation must be maintained 24. Many readers — especially
at a “ready” basis. This means those retired and living on pen-
stepped-up defense spending, *i®ns and social security — are arm by a Negro city policeman charge about 3
which should add another prop worried about the threat of In- ^ P”* “J; when he allegedly attacked the walking him to
to the economy. nation. I forecast no radical in- ®!“f., 8 01 ' P® 110 ® 1,1 wni^ ms- w ith a knife as he was when the incident occurred lefts
11. While such defense spend- nation during 1966. . . the Ad- wo!?™ ,>«!** iro won ted to the city jail last than a block from the Jail.
ing will focus heavily upon con- ministration to committed to Wednesday, Police Chief B. B. Johnson was slashing at Moou
ventional military equipment, ““®® - inflationary progress”. „ TT“ Ballard said. with a knife when two white
our space program will not be However, some price increases ,p r ®,J^*. pI ^*™ ? y Chief Balford^said the wound- poUce officers, Roland Tidwell
neglected. Having come from appear unavoidable. f?”®” 101 ar ® eu * 1Die w Duy ed Negro, Arthur (Buster) and Wright Simpson, rushed to
behind in the space race, the 25. I predict that the greater an Johnson, 40, of Clinton, was the scene after hearing the shot,
To Pay Dividend
Citizens Federal Savings 1 and
Loan Association announces in
today’s paper year-end dividend
payments totaling 6145,000 to in
vestors for the part six-months
period. Payments will be credit
ed to accounts or paid on Dec.
The December dividend pay
ment, when added to that of
June 30, will make total divid
ends of 6281,000 paid by the as
sociation during the current
year. Rate of earnings was 4%
These payments reflect the
continuing growth of the associ
ation and are the largest in the
history of the local savings and
Shot By Carton Officer Taxpaying Time
A Negro man was shot in the on a drunk
p.m., an was
Administration to not likely to danger will lie in credit infla- *"u.?tn carried to Bailey Memorial Ballard said,
falter and allow Russia to open tion, rather than in price infla- fh nv __ Hospital here for treatment of Moon was not hurt in the af-
another wide gap. tion. a .38 caliber pistol wound of fray.
■uuicr wiuc gap. mu«. 55 years old will have to do so xu wo K TT , /'
13. The Increase In defeOM » WW. the riM In dotaSo SioTjamrarv 1. “f ^ T? _! W *?“ t
spending notwithstanding, I spending and the cost of legto-
forecast that the economy will tetion tor fee Great Society, the ki r\ k c
be hard pressed to match the federal budget will suffer a size- Ml'S. U. A. bOWGfS
fantastic achievements of the ahte deficit. In edition, states Mrs. Katherine (Kitty) Nor-
part four rears. Threats of ma- and municipalities are unable Hs Sowers, 88, widow of O. A.
jor labor strikes have been play* ““d unwilling to live within their sowers, died Wednesday night
Ihg an important rote in stimu- m®®® 8 - Consumers will also go ^ a Columbia hospital after
lating inventory accumulations further into debt. a lon g iiinesg
from time to time to keep things 27. Look for new increases in ^ orn in dewberry County,
rolling along. I do look for in- the cort-of-4iving index. The go- daughter of the late Dr John
dustrial production to edge to a vernment may try to head off Thompson and Elizabeth Half-
W high. However, I fear the substantial price hikes l® key acre jforri, ghe was a mem-
peak will come before midyear areas, but selective price rises »,«. rf the First Presbyterian
and taper off thereafter. On the will occur. Church
whole, the business climate to 28. Industrial commodity Survlying ^ a d . ughtcr
fizz ^ ^ duboi. of ciSo»;
£ rttll#r thaB JSn; h3- • *tep-daugbter, Mrs. Florence
18.*Busteess capital expend!- wark against a price runaway
tures, which have been a key is competition, which should be ® D-nn “ ®° wer * ® f
factor In prolonging the business basically more effective than go- ®‘ ^ d ’ F lSiJf d |Jrif r ^ll*
boom, should remain a strong vernment Influence. 1 l a,lcy
bolstering influence. However, 29. I look for an Increase to Betty DuBols of the home.
I predict that they will not pro- domestic competition to 1998. .J*™
vide as much to the way of up- IWs rtwnld become more evi; £
for economy as la dent ns the business upthrust Whitaker Funeral Home to
off. Also, we must not Newberry by Rev. Houseal Her-
factor to (OMHflMd «* gttat M) W
transferred to the Veterans Ad- with assault and battery with
ministration Hospital at Colum- intent to kill with a deadly
bia where his conditiop was de- weapon and resistnig arrest was
scribed as satisfactory. sworn out before City Magistrate
. Ballard said Negro Policeman C. T. Oakley, the police chief
Joel Moon had arrested Johnson said.
Paid your city and county
Friday — the 31st — is the
last day for payment of both
city and county taxes without
Church Group To Have
Watch Night Service
A New Year’s Eve Watch
Night service will be held at
Broad Street Methodist Church
on Friday night. The service be
gins at 11:30 p.m. The Sacra
ment of Holy Communion will
be observed. The public is invit
The South Carolina legislature
bn Tuesday entered the third
week of its special session to re
apportion representation in the
The House of Representatives
met Tuesday afternoon to re
ceive the Judiciary Committee’s
report bn the Senate-passed bill
to realign the upper housed r
The special session was called
by Gov. Robert E. McNair after
three federal judges ordered the
Senate reapportioned on a one-
man, one-vote basis.
The Senate bill, a compromise
worked out after two marathon
filibusters, provides for 59 sena
tors from 26 districts. At pre
sent, the Senate has one mem
ber from each of the state’s 46
Laurens County is made part
of a three-county district, with
three senators. The other two
counties are Newberry and
Senator William C. Dobbins of
Laurens County said he is pre
pared t® g® along with the com
promise plan, although at first
he supported the so-called Riley
plan, which placed Laurens
County in a district by itself.
That plan, he said, could not
muster sufficient support for
passage in the Senate.
Some House members have
said they will not vote for the
Senate-passed plan because of
the so-called negative residency
provision. It gives some small
while counties in districts with
larger counties a resident sena
tor, while several other small
counties do not have a resident
The residency provision sets ft
population base of about 40,000
persons for each senator. In
two-county districts with a pop-
ulation of at leart 99,000,
district would get two
But the lar|er county n
a population of 40,000 phis 99
per cent of 40,000, or a total of
at least 76,000 to get both sena
tors. If it dpeent, the smaller
county , regardless of its popula
tion size, gets tit* otoar senator.
Employee Find Now
Greenwood Mills this week an
nounced a contribution of 6L9I0»-
000.00 to its employees’ profit
sharing retirement fond for 1919.
The plan was begun to M9
and total contributions now are
64,925,000. Total worth of too
fund is approximately 66,400,0911
This year’s contribution was
the most substantial sum placed
in the fund to date, the mt
A total of 4,529 employees art
participants in the plan, ac
counting for 69 per cent of those
employed by Greenwood Mills.
Employees become eligible far
participation upon two years «C
service with the company after
reaching the age of 25. Thirty-
two persons retired under the
plan this year, bringing the te>
tal number who have retired un
der the plan to 171.
This is the first year that em
ployees of the two Joanna plants
in Laurens County have partici
pated in the plan. Greenwood
Mills acquired these plants on
July 12 of this year.