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-rrr- PAGF ISA THE DAILY ITEM SUMTER SC SATURDAY OCT a 1M2 Obituaries Hearing Monday In Bomb Plot Inlet allegedly instigated murder in revenge for the slaying of his mother and stepfather in an armed robbery authorities said Tyner was under a death sentence for the 1978 slayings of Myrtle and Bill Moot of Horry County They were killed during a robbery at their country store Cimo and a co-defendant James Cooper are free on bail and awaiting trial Two other defendants in the case are inmates Gerald Clifton McCormick 47 of Myrtle Beach serving 30 years for housebreaking burglary grand larceny and car theft and Jack Martin 42 of Conway serving 18 months for intimidation of a witness in Horry County COLUMBIA AP A pretrial hearing has been slated Monday for the six men accused in the alleged vengence slaying of death row inmate Rudolph Tyner Deputy Solicitor Richard A Harpootlian said the hearing to be conducted by Richland County Chief Magistrate Walter Jones will take the form of a magisterial inquiry Under a new rule of the South Carolina Supreme Court a preliminary hearing is not required But because this is a death penalty case a hearing will be held to protect the defendants due process rights Harpootlian said The suspects four of whom are inmates at the Central Correctional Institution have been charged in connection with the Sept 12 bombing death of Tyner who was killed in his CCI cell when a booby-trapped radio exploded Tyner's death was first thought by officials to be accidental But prosecutors now contend it was a "contract-revenge hit" Facing the death penalty in the case are inmates Donald "Pee Wee" Gaskins and Charles Lee Gaskins 47 of Prospect in Florence County has been called "the bloodiest by police He is serving 10 life sentences Lee 35 is serving 25 years for armed robbery in Horry County Another defendant Richard Anthony "Tony" Cimo 36 a bricklayer from Murrells $13965 In Goods Taken In Break-In A man arrested by the South Carolina Highway Patrol for driving under the influence was found to have what appeared to be marijuana in his possession Jerold Wayne Graghead 19 of Shaw Air Force Base was searched after his initial arrest and the suspected marijuana was found reports said An open bottle of liquor also was found in his car reports said The county department charged Graghead with simple possession of marijuana and violation of South Carolina liquor laws A Dalzell man General Lee Cooper 20 of Route 4 Box 189-R-A was arrested yesterday and charged with pointing a firearm The arrest stemmed from an Oct 17 incident at the Zippy Mart on 441 Cooper is accused of threatening to shoot Charles Butler 25 of Route 1 Box 19 Dalzell Cooper was taken to the Sumter County Correctional Center and was awaiting a bond hearing this morning ing north on Washington Street driven by Victoria Denise Delay 22 of Route 5 the collision sent Ms Holloman's car into a car occupied by Willie Pressley 42 of 121 Carver St which was stopped at the intersection Ms Holloman was treated and released at Tuomey Hospital A car reported stolen from Sumter High School yesterday was recovered later in the day Beth Simmonds 49 of 14 Pathfinder Drive said that initially she thought her car was taken as a practical joke stemming from Sumter Homecoming celebration this weekend However after a report was made to city police a man who knew the car had been taken saw it blocked in traffic John Geddings of Route 7 Box 280 apprehended a juvenile who was driving the car and held him until police arrived The case is being handled through Family Court A break-in Thursday night at the Inside Out store 87 Market St resulted in the theft of $13965 in merchandise The manager of the store Joel Merry 42 of 5 Lenoir St said that the missing merchandise included portable heaters ceiling fans stereo equipment and a parlor stove An investigation by city police indicated that a large vehicle was used to transport the stolen items In other reports a car driven by Julia Holloman 34 of Route 5 Box 71-A was charged with failure to yield right of way after an accident at Washington Street and Hampton Avenue Reports said that Ms Holloman was attempting to turn left onto Hampton Avenue when a pickup truck coming from the opposite direction on Washington Street turned obscuring her vision The pickup left the scene Ms Holloman's car was hit by a car travel The Forecast For 8 a EOT Rain I Snowf? Power Plant Tests Reactor Church with burial in Walker Cemetery The Rev Jerry Lee McIntyre will officiate Bom in Sumter County he was the son of Hattie Richardson and the late Thomas Richardson Other survivors include her aunt Catherine Green of Pittsburg Pa and several nieces and nephews Mortuary is in charge of arrangements LILLIE JUNIOUS RIMINI Miss Lillie Mae Junious 45 of Rimini died Monday morning at the University Hospital in Newark NJ after a short illness Bom in Clarendon County near Summerton she was the daughter of James and Hettie Ann Lawson Junious of Summerton Other survivors include a daughter Shirley Rosse a son Willie Junious four sisters Patricia Kelley Mary Watson and Sarah Audrey all of New Jersey and Lila Mae Watson of Philadelphia Pa two brothers James Henry Junious and Leroy Junious both of New Jersey and five grandchildren Services will be at 3:30 Sunday at St Phillip UME Church Rimini with burial in the church cemetery The Rev Jackie Holland pastor will officiate Fleming Funeral Home of Summerton is in charge of arrangements RICHARD JORDON THOM AS VILLE NC -Richard Jordon Sr 79 of Thomasville NC died Wednesday at his home after a long illness Born in Georgetown Mr Jordon had lived in South Carolina most of his life and had been a resident of Thomasville NC for the past two years He was a member of Antioch Union Methodist Church in Rimini and was past president and member of the usher board and former member chairman of the trustee board Survivors include four daughters Emaline Bod-den Luvenia Jordon Mary Lee Jordon and Sally Ann Brengion all of New York City three sons the Rev Richard Jordon Jr of the home Sgt Robert Jordon with the US Army in Germany and Roosevelt Jordon of New York City a sister Ella Jordon of Johnsonville a brother Elijah Jordon of Conway and 20 grandchildren Services will be at 2 pm Monday at Antioch Union Methodist Church Rimini The Rev John Henry Stukes pastor will officiate assisted by the Rev GM Lang Fleming Funeral Home of Summerton is in charge of arrangements JANIE HILTON Janie Davit Hilton 77 died Thursday at Williamsburg Nursing Facility Born in Wedgefield she was the daughter of the late Charlie and Katie Douglas Davis Mrs Hilton was a member of Trinity Baptist Church where she was a member of the missionary society and senior choir for many years Survivors include a nephew and three nieces including Earthlyn Brewer of Sumter Services will be at 3 pm Monday at Trinity Baptist Church with burial in Hillside Memorial Park The Rev Walker will officiate Pallbearers and floral bearers will be deacops trustees and members of the senior missionary of Trinity Baptist Church The family will be at James Funeral Home from 7-8 Sunday and at other times at the home 6 Shirer St RHODES INFANT The infant daughter of Angelo Keith and Ruby Franklyn Rhodes died Oct 14 in Frankfurt Germany Other survivors include her grandparents Abraham and Christine Rhodes and Amos and Rosa Franklyn all of Sumter Graveside services will be at 3 Sunday in Melina Presbyterian Church cemetery The Rev Hampton pastor and the Rev Robert Bligon will officiate Williams Funeral Home is in charge of arrangements HENRY BRUNSON MAYESVILLE Henry Brunson of Route 1 Box 185 Mayesville died this morning at his home after a long illness He was the husband of Inez Jacob Brunson Arrangements will be announced by Williams Funeral Home JOHN RIGGS MANNING John Harold Riggs 48 of Manning died this morning of injuries sustained in an automobile accident in Williamsburg County Born in Manning he was the son of Ellosie Smoak Riggs of Manning and the late Nelson Monroe Riggs Mr Riggs was a self-employed public accountant in North Charleston Other survivors include four brothers Rusaell Nelson Clyde and Marion Riggs all of Manning and a number of nieces and nephews The family will be at the home of Marion Riggs 415 Briarcliff Road Manning Arrangements will be announced by Stephens Funeral Home of Manning GO William Aldridge Rock Hill Mrs Murray Breland Sr Holly Hill Mrs Zell Brooks Chesterfield George Campbell Barnwell Mrs Lizzie Catoe Lancaster Mrs Sarah Chatman Columbia William Clawson Sr Rock Hill Mrs Minnie Culbreath Saluda Marion Culley Newberry Falton Garren Lugoff Mrs Eddie Glover Sr Win-nsboro Hollie Green Columbia Mrs Jennie Heslewood Columbia Albert Hill Columbia Mrs Harold Hutto Gilbert Rev Frank Jones Batesburg Mrs Emma Jumper Swansea Miss Elizabeth Law Darlington Otis Lawhon Dovesville Mrs Bryant Mason Sr Jones ville Miss Jean Miller Rock Hill Coolie Osborne Rembert Clarence Parrish Denmark Weldon Poston Johnson-ville Mrs Carl Powe Sr Hartsville Mrs Cora Ready Greenwood Mrs Vernon Rigsby Ladson Edwin Schneider Columbia Mrs Howard Stone Myrtle Beach Wesley Tripp Pelzer Grecian Tumbleston Round Mrs Josephine Webb Lancaster Mrs Daisy Wilson Columbia BEULAH FARMER Mrs Beulah Johnson Fanner of Route 8 Box 307 died Sunday morning at her home after a long illness Born in Sumter County she was the daughter of the late Elliott and Victoria Johnson and the widow of Lampy Farmer Survivors include two daughters Barbara Johnson of the home and Mary Ruth Maple of Sumter two sons Lampy Farmer Jr of Conway and Rodney Farmer of Peterson NJ a sister Annie Bell Hickmon of Sumter three brothers Amos Johnson of Jamaica NY Isaac Johnson of Newark NJ and David Johnson of Sumter 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren Services will be at 1:30 pm Sunday at New Bethel Baptist Church with burial In Bradford Cemetery The Rev MG Walters will officiate assisted by the Rev CH Davis pastor The family will be at Community Funeral Home at 7 tonight and other times at the home RICHARDSON SERVICES Services for Irvin Richardson who died Wednesday evening at his home will be at 3 pm Sunday at St James United Methodist 60 spokeswoman Becky McSwain said the perpetual splitting of atoms known as fission occurred early Friday morning She said control rods which keep a rein on the mtclear process were lifted Thursday night so that fission could begin It took nine hours for the splitting of atoms to start The plant located 26 miles north of Columbia will be slowly brought up to 5 percent power for three weeks of testing The federal Nuclear Regulatory Commission approved the loading of uranium fuel and low-power testing in August Further approval is needed to test the plant at higher power levels The plant is expected to begin commercial operation in late summer or early fall of next year JENKINSVILLE (AP) The $12 billion VC Summer Nuclear Station moved a step closer to full operation Friday as it marked its first sustained fission reaction and the heat that will one day drive its turbines "This is an important milestone something our company has looked forward to for 11 years" said TC Nichols senior vice president for power operations The plant is a joint venture between which owns two-thirds of the Public the remaining construction completed to be Utahn Ml Wv-sttw Sryn 10 A A US Ont ill nnwiMM St if ion 1 Or ludfd Warm Fronts Cold 1 WEATHER FORECAST The National Weather Service forecasts showers Sunday for parts of Washington Oregon Georgia and the Carolinas Temperatures will be cool for most of the country (AP photo) Occasional Rain Schafer Tonight Sunday facility and the South Carolina Service Authority which owns third It has taken 11 years for on the 900-megawatt plant to be and a host of regulatory delays overcome (Continued from page 1A) Adding the extra months lion of the United States of America" the judge wrote US ATTORNEY Henry Dargan McMaster said Friday his office had just received the order and hadn't had time to plan a response He said "it's possible" that he will ask Hoffman to reconsider "We can either ask Hoffman to reconsider or we can appeal it" McMaster said "We're studying it now It will probably be days and perhaps weeks before we decide Schafer owner of South of the Border tourist complex on Interstate 95 was among 30 people who either were convicted or pleaded guilty in connection with voting irregularities during the June 1980 Democratic primary election The indictment naming Schafer also named six other defendants including former Sheriff Roy Lee whose race involved the voting irregularities tor the dismissed charge was a mistake wrote Hoffman who had accepted Schafer guilty plea and later sentenced the defendant in November 1981 "While I hold no brief for Schafer's actions in connection with the Dillon County voting fraud matters I similarly hold no brief for an executive agency finding a defendant guilty of an offense for which he has never been tried to which offense he entered a plea of not guilty and which charge was ultimately dismissed on mo- Democrats nan Rally Monday A Democratic party rally will be held at the Sumter County Courthouse at 9:90 a Monday During the rally a caravan of the wives of Democratic candidates will be at the courthouse The caravan is touring the state this week It will drive through the main streets of Bishopville about 10 a Wednesday Rain heavy at times High in the upper 50s Winds northeast 15 to 25 mph and gusty tonight THREE-DAY OUTLOOK Monday through Wednesday: Rain on Monday ending on Tuesday with some clearing Wednesday Afternoon temperatures In the 60s and into the 70s Wednesday Overnight lows in the 40s REGIONAL WEATHER Hi Lo Pep Atlanta cldy 00 00 000 Asheville log 61 35 000 Augusta cldy 00 00 000 Charlstn cldy 00 00 000 Charlotte cldy 58 42 000 Columbia cldy 00 00 000 Gmsboro cldy 56 37 000 G'vlle cldy 00 00 000 Raleigh cldy 60 44 000 Savannah rain 00 00 000 LAKE LEVELS Murray 3538 62 below full stage Marlon 749 19 below full stage Moultrie 749 19 below full stage Wateree 970 3 0 below full stage By The Associated Press Cloudy breezy and cool tonight and Sunday with occasional rain Low In the upper 40s High in the mid-50s Winds northeast 15 to 20 mph tonight LOCAL OBSERVATIONS Observations of the Sumter Weather Bureau for the 24-hour period ended 7 am today temperatures max 57 min 53 Low this morning 48 Low last year 52 Precipitation 0 Rainfall Jan 1 to date 43 77 Same period last year 30 89 Sunset today 8 42 Sunrise tomorrow 7 35 MOUNTAINS Windy and cool tonight and Sunday with a 40 percent chance of rain Low in the low 40s High In the low 50s Winds northeast around 15 mph tonight THE COAST Small craft advisory in effect on the lakes Windy and cool with occasional rain tonight and Sunday I Legal Notices CLASSIFIEDS 775-6331 Ext 31 or Ext 33 Firemen Control Barn Fire Before Fuel Tanks Blow Firemen from the Dalzell Fire Department were able to COT tain a bam fire early this morning before flames Ignited some fuel tanks behind the bam Capt Seth Dyke said firemen received a call at 4:06 am about a fire in a bam on US 521 north of Dalzell The cinder-block tin-roofed bam was owned by McLaughlin Damage to the building was estimated at $20000 Damage to the contents which Dyke said included hay and oil was estimated at $2000 Dyke said the firemen had to act quickly to keep the fuel tanks behind the bam cooled down to prevent an explosion Firemen from the Rembert Volunteer Fire Department assisted on the call The cause of the fire is under investigation by the Sumter Fire Department bu Are Invited to a FREE LITTON MICROWAVE SCHOOL Learn easy microwave cooking from the experts! DATE: Tue Oct 26th TIME: 7 PM PLACE: Baker Appliance Co County Court House Sumter South Carolina to the highest bidder All that piece parcel or lot of land situate lying and being in the County of Sumter State of South Carolina in the Subdivision known as East Haven and being fully shown and delineated a Lot 8 on a plat by Edwards RLS dated January 2 1370 and recorded in the Office of the RMC for Sumter County In Plat Book Z-28 at page 25 the said lot being bounded: On the North by lands of Lltco Inc and measuring thereon 230 3 feet on the East by the Boulevard Rond and measuring thereon IB feet on the South by Lot 9 and measuring thereon 2305 feet and on the West by other lands of Lltco Inc and measuring thereon IB feet be all of said dimensions a little more or taw This being the tame property conveyed to Sammie Lee Row and Molly Jatnw Row by dead of Lltco Inc dated March 10 1370 and recorded In the Office of the RMC for Sumter County la Dead Book Q-0 at costs and Plaintiff's debt and the property re-advertised for salt upon the same terms (at the risk of the former highest bidder) No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded the bidding will not remain open after the date of tale but compliance with the bid may be made immediately Purchaser shall pay for deed stamps and the cost of recording the deed The sale shall be subject to taxes and assessments existing easem*nts and easem*nts and restrictions of record Jack Howie Jr Master for Sumter County The Sheriff of Sumter County or hit deputies is also authorised to move from the premises any furniture or other potaesalons of the mortgagor or person in possession any interference with the activities of the Sheriff of Sumter County will be upon pain of contempt of Court Notice of Sale BY VIRTUE of a decree heretofore granted In the cum of Federal National Mortgage Association against Sammie Lee Row Molly James Row ft al the Master in Equity for Sumter County will sell on Monday November i 1981 at 12 99 Noon at the Sumter 100 feet This property is known as 971 Oswego Road After the sale of the premises and as soon as the sale by the Master in Equity is complete and has been approved by the Court the mortgagor or person in possession shall within fifteen (13) days after the date of approval by the court moviKirom the premises and give up the premises without damage or vandalism Upon failure of any mortgagor or person in possession in the name of or because of the mortgagors to vacate the premises within fifteen (IS) days of the date of approval by the Court Sheriff of Sumter County 1 authorised empowered and directed to enter upon the premises and forcibly eject the parties therefrom unless prior to such date the mortgagor or person in possession have obtained from the Court an order extending the time which said mortgagor or person shall have to vacate said premises TERMS OF SALE: FOR CASH The Master will require a deposit of five (5) per cent of the amount of the bid same to be applied on the purchase price upon compliance with the bid but in caae of non-compliance within forfeited and applied to the clusion of the bidding five per cent (3) of his bid in cash or equivalent as evidence of good faith same to be applied to purchase price in case of compliance but to be forfeited and applied first to costs and then to Plaintiff's debt in the case of non-compliance Should the last and highest bidder fail or refuse to make the required depoeit at time of bid or comply with the other terms of the bid within twenty (V) days then the Master in Equity may re-sell the property on the same terms and conditions on some subsequent Sales Dsy (at the risk of the said highest bidder) No personal or deficiency judgment being demanded the bidding will not remain open after the date of sale but compliance with the bid may be made immediately Purchaser to pay for documentary stamps on Dead The suc-cewful bidder will be required to pay interest on the amount of the bid from date of sale to date of compliance with the bid at the rate of eight and one-half ftu' --ran- JACK HOWLE JR Master In Equity for Sumter County Leonard Jordan Jr Coiwnbu South Carolina Attorney for Plaintiff SALE BY VIRTUE of Deere of the Court of Common Pleas for Sumter County in the State of South Carolina In the caae of Home Federal Savings Loan Anoclation of Sumter PtatnUff against Ernest Neal et al Defendant I will sell at public auction to the highest bidder before the Courthouse door in the City of Sumter insaid County and State on Sates Day in November 1382 being the 1st day of said month at 12 00 Noon the following described real estate to wit: All those pieces parcels or lota of land situate lying and being ia the County of Sumter Slate of South Carolina shown and designated as Lou No 12 and 13 on a plat of McLellan RLS dated March 25 1941 and recorded in the Office of the Clerk of Court for Sumter County in Plat Book Z-l at Page 121 according to said plat being bounded and measuring as a whole as follow On the Northeast by Lot No 14 on which they measure ISO feet on the Southeast by Lots 41 and 42 on which they measure an aggregate of 100 feel oa the Southwest by Lot No 11 on which they measure 130 feet and ob the Northwest by Oswego Rood on which they front CALL 773-8170 FOR RESIRVATIONS Aobbl Culbertson Litton mkrowovo consultant will bo cooking a comploto moal and do-monstrating tho ontiro lino of Litton ovons Nobody knows more about microwave rooking titan Litton 14 BAKER APPLIANCE COMPANY JBJECT to COUN i i AAfio TERMS OF SALE: The successful bidder other than the Plaintiff will deposit with the Master in Equity at con 37 WASHINGTON ST -170.

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