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Danville Register, The (Newspaper) - January 28, 1966, Danville, Virginia Classifieds Comics THE DANVILLE REGISTER City Schools Open Today Area Schools Stay Closed DANVILLE VA FRIDAY MQRNINGJANUARY Local News Second Section Its back to school this morning for Danville pupils but not for their counterparts in county schools around the area Danville Supt of Schools 0 T Bonner announced last night that schools will reopen an hour later than usual Bus es also will run an hour later but schools will close at the usual hour Bonner said the county bus serving Taylor School from Dans Hill to the Stokesland area will operate but the bus serving George Washington High School from the coorridor operate area will not Because conditions on some roads may not be In shape to handle school bus es Pittsylvania and other county schools will stay closed another day Danvillians woke up yester day to find a foot of snow on the ground including ten inches of new snow and two Airline Plans Expansion Of Computer System CHARLOTTE AP East Airlines announced Thurs day a million computer ex pansion in Charlotte and Miami next year The expansion includes two new Univac 494 computers in Charlotte and a new IBM 360 system marvel to be installed in Miami The new computers in Charlotte will replace theUni vac 490s installed when the data processing was opened in 1962 When the new computers are installed in early 1967 all res ervations now handled in Char lotte will be handled in Miami and the Charlotte instruments will handle all other airline functions as well as reserva tions for Allegheny Mohawk North Central and Ozark air Vlines Under the new plan of organ ization Charlotte will become Easterns data cen ter The computers will provide records on location status and availability of almost 200 air craft about 5000 flight officers and cabin attendants Easterns Charlotte employes will be in creased by 68 to more than 1 000 persons John Henry Barker Last Rites Held Final services for John Henry Barker of Woodlawn Heights Chatham were conducted yes terday afternoon from the Scott Funeral Home chapel Chatham by the Her E V Cullum Interment will take place at 11 am today in the Barker famfly cemetery near Hollywood Pallbearers wfll be Bay Ad kins Curtis Kendrick Morris Parson E V Grubb Giles Ramsey Gordon Doss Mack Reynolds and Raleigh Jones Leslie O Kirks Rites Set Today funeral for Leslie 0 Kirks 55 of Callands will be conducted at 2 pm today from Swansonville Pentecostal Holi ness Church Interment will fol low in Highland Burial Park Mr Kirks died unexpectedly Wednesday night at his home inches left over from last Sat urday A bright sunshine was a cheery sight after Wednesday nights dismal scene There was some melting as the mer cury perched at a high of 39 degrees but subfreezing tem peratures early last night pro duced slippery spots on throughfares here and there The low reading early yes terday had been 17 the third coldest of the win ter Its not expected to be much warmer today with a high in the 20s predicted Although it was not the cold est night of the season gas consumption in Danville reached a record peak for the 24hour period ending at 730 am yesterday All interruptifale customers served by the City Gas De partment were cut off so the demand of 18880000 cubic feet of firm gas could be met The department also had to draw on its storage in the Transcontinental Natural Gas Pipeline Companys storage in Pennsylvania as well as us ing an unused balance and borrowing gas which it will nave to replace Ray Cooke gas department engineer said it was not necessary to use any propane gas from the citys standby tanks Thus the department founditself in good shape for the accelerated demand plenty of fuel propane to spare should it be needed The respite from precipita tion is expected to continue at least through tomorrow The weatherman says it should be mostly sunny windy and cool er today Fair and cold is the prediction for tomorrow Heirs Main Beneficiaries Of Mrs Parkinsons Estate Surviving heirs are the prin cipal beneficiaries of an estate appraised at left by Mrs Lizzie Fitzgerald Perkin son Mrs Perkinson whose bus band John Edward Perkinson was a prominent tobacconist 21 at her home at 12S Main St Before her health ailed she had been active in he civic religious and cuitura ife of Danville Her will admitted to probate in Corporation Court lists four institutions among the benefi ciaries During her lifetime Mrs Perkinson had beena frequent contributor to religious educational and charitable in stitutions in which she was in terested but always did so quietly and without publicity The holographic handwrit en will dated Otdt 18 1948 and codicils dated May 16 1955 and June 10 1951 be queath most of Mrs Perkin qns holdings to nieces nephews and other relatives Ihe left no children Some of the beneficiaries are not listed among her heirs ap rtarentiy having died in the in ervening years The will states that all for religious charitable or benevolent purposes are to e regarded as legal obliga ions after her death In addi tion to these she left the sum f to the First Presby erian Church where for many Tearsshe taught a Sunday chool class for young men To Suiinyside Homes Inc f Virginia which operated the ormer Alice Burton Home for ld Ladies here Mrs Perkin bequeathed 200 shares of Dan River Cotton Mills Inc ommon stock Another 200 hares were left to the Union Geological Seminary of Rich mond and still another 200 hares to a trust fund created or the benefit of Memorial Hospital To Nora Lee Adams her faithful maid Mrs Perkin on left the sum of to help her buy a home She also stipulated that her servant fas to receive a year be inning in 1949 for as long s she is in my employ To her niece Margaret Fitz erald Graham of Garden City I Y she left 200 shares of Dan River Mills stock All portraits and miniatures nd silver spoons of her hus ands family are left to T Randolph Perkinson nephew the late Mr Perkinson To her great niece Theodosia Gray Shirley she left her bed room furniture and grand pi ano Another great niece Kath erine Gray Shirley was be queathed her guest room furni ture A solataire diamond ring was left to a niece Theodosia Gray Brown Ochs of Lookout Moun tain Tenn a diamond and sapphire ring to another niece Martha Gray Balkunas of Bur lingame Calif and a three diamond ring set to another niece Katherine Shirley All other tangible persona property in her residence was willed to Mrs Ochs as was the home on Main St To her sisters Fannie Fitz gerald Martin of Danville and Katherine Fitzgerald since de Mrs Perkinson left the sum of each plus 200 shares of R J Reynolds To bacco Co Class B commercial stock Twenty shares of Mutual Building and Loan Inc stock was bequeathed to a friend Hazel Clark Williams of Spar tanburg SC Twentyfive shares of prefer red stock of Dan River Mills Inc were left to the following her husbands sisterinlaw Mrs Sallie Shore Perkinson following her death this was willed by codicil to her son Markham and to iny husbands nieces Eliza beth Perkinson Louise Perkin son and Mrs Virginia Perkin son Mayfield To her niece Dorothy Fitz eraldof Danville Mrs Per dnson willed 200 shares of Dan River Mills stock The will stated that upon his death Mr Perkinson left one sixth of a tobacco storage ware louse on Lynn St to his nep hew T Randolph Perkinson and foursixth to Mrs Perkn son She bequeathed onesixth to T Randolph Perkinson and stipulated that her remaining onehalf be offered to him at a fair price of All the rest and residue of her real estate was bequeathed equally to her nieces Theodos a Gray Brown Oches Martha G Balkunas Katherine Gray Shirley and nephew Thomas Fitzgerald Gray She stipulated hat should Thomas Fitzgerald Gray die before her death his share was to go to his wife Frances F Gray To her friend Mrs Joseph Junglinson Mrs Perkinson equeathed the sum of Reported Okayed For City Local Stamp Plan Will Increase Lowlneome Family Buying Power federal food stamp pro gram reportedly approved for Danville by the U S Depart ment of Agriculture will enable low income families to sub increase their buying power ol food L M Tennant of the local So cial Service Bureau said last Bight Tennant said that although approval of Danville was an nounced yesterday through the Associated Press from Atlanta city authorities were still wait fag official notification He pointed out that Depart ment of Agriculture requires that its representatives must go to the community to set up the plan with the banks groc stores and the agency in Tolved in its administration Until this is done he said no further steps can be taken locally to initiate the plan Tennant estimated that at least 600 to 750 families in Dan ville will be able to take ad vantage of the food stamp plan He said this includes around SOO families now receiving re lief from his department and 150 seasonal tobacco workers who live in the city The plan is quite complicat but basically it enables families to parlay limited buy r ing power several times over at the grocery store For example a family of one or two persons with a month purchasing power can receive in food stamps giv ing it in food money To be eligible a family can make up to a month in earnings The amount of stamps a family can receive in propor tion to its earnings goes up ac cording to the number of mem bers in the family The stamps can be used only for the purchase of edible foods They cannot be used for cig arettes beer wine or imported foods such as Argentine beef The Social Service Bureau will be in charge of validating a familys claim and will dis tribute the stamps They prob ably will be distributed on cer tain days of the month to resi dents of different areas of the city Tennant said The USDA officials will de termine which stores will par ticipate in the plan and also make arrangements with par ticipating banks The stores will accept the stamps then turn them over to the banks for redemption The banks in turn will receive payment from the federal government which bears all costs except local ad ministration The food stamp program also will be extended to Bristol and Norfolk the AP dispatch said Dickenson Lee and Wise counties already are taking part in the program Some 1 532 families were covered by it in 1965 according to the Vir ginia Department of Welfare and Institutions During 1965 the families re ceived million worth of food coupons buying worth and receiving worth the department said City Manager T E Temple said the plan came to the at tention of City Council in con nection with the plight of sea sonal tobacco workers many of whom were not entitled to fur ther State Unemployment Com mission funds and who were unable to find jobs Council first discussed get ting help under the govern ments food surplus program but found that administrative and storage costs would make this plan unfeasible Then the food stamp plan as applied to the coalmining areas was investigated and recommended by officials Council adopted the plan and it was approved by the Stat Department of Welfare and In stitutions 5 Family Ask Help Home Lost In Fire Personal Belonging Lost Also In Blaze A family of four lost nearly all personal belongings last night and took temporary refuge with neighbors when fire destroyed the fourroom frame house in which they were living on Beaver Mill Road Mr and Mrs William Good son and their two girls Janet and Cathy were visiting next door when they looked out to see their house 50 feet away ablaze about 10 pm A call went into the Mount Cross Fire Department to the city Fire Department and to the Mount Hermon Volunteers and all responded In short time theri were five pieces of fire fighting equipment on the scene but the fire had gained too much headway and the house was gutted Fire Chief Wayne Ashworth of the Mount Cross volunteers said the fire apparently ori ginated from an overheaded stove Ashworth said the family had only the clothes they had on their backs and he appeal ed for clothing from the pub lic In connection with this he said Goodson who works at Dan River Mills wears size 30 to 31 inch pants and a 14 inch shirt Mrs Goodson wears a size 14 dress and a seven and a half shoe The girls are 10 and 11 Ashworth said anyone who wants to aid the family in dis tress can call 7930212 or leave clothes at the store next to the Mount Cross fire station Ashworth said that only the frame of the house owned by E C Abbott is left standing The Goodsons were to spend the night with the Robert Mot leys whom they were visiting when the fire started VIrs Merricks Funeral Rites Set Saturday Funeral services for Mrs Josie Evans Merricks will be icld Saturday at 2 pm from he Barker Funeral Home Chapel with Elder James Gard ner in charge Interment will bllow in the Evans family emetery at Blairs Mrs Merricks who was 65 died Thursday morning in the Memorial Hospital where she lad been a patient since last Saturday Born in Pittsylvania County on Feb 4 1900 she was a daughter of the late Mr and rfrs Charlie Evans She mar ied Rufus H Merricks who died on Dec 19 1954 Recently he had made her home at 525 5iney Forest Rd Survivors include the follow ing children Thomas and fames Merricks of Danville Dorm Merricks of Spring Garden Joe Merricks of Provi dence N C Mrs Cora Blalock and Mrs Ola Bashaw both of lichmond Mrs Lemma Pow ell Mrs Lena Robinson and VIrs Louise Carter all of Dan ille a stepson M C Mer icks of Blairs two stepdaugh ers Mrs Lillian Reynolds of Danville and Mrs Ollie Stulman if Baltimore Md two broth TS Harry Evans of Richmond and Andrew Evans of Blairs wo sisters Mrs Florence Keese nd Mrs Daisy Farthing both f Danville The body is at Barker Fun ral Home and the family will e at 3300 N Main St the lome of Mrs Louise Carter rw Abbott 3ies Retired Tobacconist James Washington Abbott a etired tobacconist and a native rf Danville died at his home n New York City Wednesday ight according to word re eived here by relatives Mr Abbott was bora here an 20 1880 and was a son rf the late Cap and Letisa Ubolt He retired in 1947 as tomp rolier and a director of the Jnited Tobacco Co and prior a that has been associated with the American Tobacco Co vSurviving are his wife Mrs da Gwynn Abbott three chil ren Mrs Thelma Abbott hompson Clyde BlackweU Vbbott of Danville and Mrs Virginia Abbott Soltis of Hal andale Fla Also surviving re a sister Mrs Ester Dud ey Newman of Danville six randchildren and four great grandchildren Funeral services will be held oday from the First Presby erian Church in New York Interment will be Satur ay at 2 pm in ReidsvjUe Ca swell Project Okayed One Of 26 Approved Under Education Act RALEIGH State Department of Public Instruc tion has approved 26 projects under the Elementary and Sec ondary Education Act bringing to 44 the number of projects un der way in North Carolina The projects are designed to belp economically deprived chil dren overcome their education al handicaps resulting from pov erty North Carolina has been allotted million for this pro gram The 44 projects approved thus tar will consume million of the allotment North Carolina was behind most other states in getting pro jects under way because of a disagreement between the State Board of Education and the US Dffice of Education on regula ions governing the act The state board froze the million for two months before reaching a satisfactory agree ment with the USOE The funds vere released Jan 7 and 18 projects were approved imme diately City school projects approved last week are in Burlington Asheville Lexington Gastonia Tarboro Rocky Mount Moores ville Chapel Hill Fairmont Hamlet MadisonMayodan Reidsville Mount Airy and Hen derson County school projects ap proved recently are in Cabar rus Clay Caswell Davie Du blin Guilford Pender Pitt Sowan Sampson Surry and Wayne Most of the projects center around remedial reading pro grams Some school units es ablish community learning cen ers some focus on intensified and expanded experiences in he home Rockingham and Asheboro schools will conduct preschool programs Duplin County calls its new roject Take One Giant Step Forward Youth Hurt Sledding Sitll Unconscious Earl Victor Davis 12year ild Danville boy injured in a ledding accident remained un onscious in the intensive care ward at Cone Memorial Hospi al Greensboro N C last light but was not on the crit cal list Davis sustained a compound fractured skull Wednesday when he rode his sled down 1iff St and went under a car assing the intersection on Bry ant Ave No further sledding injuries were reported here yesterday raffic accidents consisted o nly a half dozen fender bump ings As young Davis fought for us life local police were urg ing other sled riders to use only roped off streets authoriz ed by the Recreation Depart ment Although Ciff St is not roped if for sledding several other oungsters also were sledding here at the time of the inci ent it was noted Young Davis was given em rgency treatment at Memorial Hospital and then taken to Cone or treatment by a neurosur eon He also sustained cuts n the face and neck as he ailed underneath the car The police department yester ay was doing what it coud o break up sleighriding on city treets where there is traffic Headquarters was swamped uring the morning with calls bout sledding on thoroughfares rom persons fearful of another tragedy such as that of last night Cruisers were kept busy reaking up sledding and re sring the sleigh riders to the umerous streets barricaded by he Parks and Recreation De artment for protected sleding Most of the telephone com laints came from residents eporting close calls they ad witnessed and from driv rs reporting narrow escapes rom sleds colliding with them Officials urged sledders and parents alike to eliminate sled ing on all streets except those listed as being barricaded for this purpose For All FlueCured Belts Market Regulating Group Formed Of Warehousemen Farmers Buyers Proposed A i A first step toward finding a solution to the chaotic condi tions that have disrupted the marketing of Huecured to bacco in recent years was dis Jussed at a meeting of industry leaders yesterday The meeting in Raleigh NC saw plans developed for a committee composed of farm ers warehousemen and buyers to adopt regulations in the hope of avoiding sales holidays and reduced hours of sale which plagued the marketing of flue cured leaf last year and to a lesser degree in 1964 All segments of the industry were represented at the hear ing held by a committee repre senting the Bright Belt Ware house Association The concensus of those at tending the hearing was that he committee be composed of at least 15 members equally livided among growers ware lousemen and buyers It would have a nonvoting chairman i i AIC actllj he did not intend to criticize the buying companies but ho behoved that the attitude among most nonwarehousemen had been that it was the ware housemens problem so let them suffer with It R B Bridgforth Jr Dibrell mothers Inc vicepresident and a vicepresident of the Leaf Tobacco Exporters Association was unable to attend the meet ing but kept in touch with tho developments at Raleigh His conclusion was optimistic I honestly believe he said that we are closer now to an orderly plan for the marketing of tobacco than we have ever been We have to develop a uniform flow of tobacco and think everybody realizes it Bridgforth said that under circumstances under which tho appointed by the US Departnduslrv nils keen operating we could not expect anything ment of Agriculture added But now we know that tho final outcome is going to bo between the seller and the C J George R Myers Jr one Trst We fai1 three Danville warehousemen1 to take a lirm stand and attending the meeting said he1 ll Was to our he was impressed by the attitude of most of the speakers and thought a committee of tho Bested is a step ia the right direction Every segment of the in Qustry has to work together if we are going to come out with something workable he said We re not controlling the flow of tobacco to the markets now Myers said he agrees that the The committee as proposed he said would not be a one sided committee but one thai has all interests equally ex pressed Roy B Davis of Halifax rep resenting the Virginia Depart ment of Agriculture told the that it seems to mo Youth Is Given Nine Months For Attempting FlimFlam George H Smith Sr Dies In Richmond George Howard Smith Sr who formerly operated the Un ion News cafeteria at the old Greyhound Bus station here died at his home in Richmond last night Smith is survived by his wife and two sons George H Smith Jr of Atlanta and Richard Smith of Richmond Funeral arrangements are in complete Clarence Lee Walton 18 caught in the act of a wouldbe fhmflam last Nov 9 was given a ninemonth sentence in Corporation Court yesterday on his plea of Walton who had been re leased a few days earlier from prison after serving a sentence for breaking and entering was accused of attempting to de fraud D T Elliott of Dry Fork out of Detective Capt J E Towler When Officers C W Hower ton and E A Nealy reached the scene in response to the call from the clerk Walton started running but was chased down Towler said Towler said the wad of play money being used by Walton totaled but the youth told Elliott the sum he had found was In other court activity yester day the case of Thomas Wells McEIroy charged with malici 4U A j I WiUK sam ine attempted flimflam ous wounding was nol prossed began when Walton with a wadwhile a malicious wounding of reallooking play money proached Elliott on Union St and told the retired farmer he saw a white woman drop it as she got into a car He then tried to get Elliott to put his own money Elliott had in his possession with the play money and promised to split the total with him Towler said Elliott however suggested to the young man that the money should be turned over to case against Charles G Roach was continued Frederick Gilbert Rowe pleaded guilty to a charge of grand larceny but Judge A M Aiken delayed sentencing pend ing a probation officers report Today is the last scheduled day of the January criminal term with several cases slated to be heard No more jury trials are to be held The cases on tap include two defendants accused of multiple WL IIIUILIIJIC responsible authorities so the charges of forgery Samuel G loser could claim it The farmJNuckols faces 15 charges and er persuaded the youth to go with him into Fuller Bros hardware to ask the clerks there how to go about return ing the money Walton consented to go in the Oscar McDade Daniel is cused on 17 charges Other cases set include those of Lucius Malloy nonsupport Eugene Kendle Sanders two charges of forgery Elijah Gar store but refused to show tho land also two charges of for money to clerks there Towler said One of the clerks later called police gery and Donald John Helow alias John P Dean one forgery charge JS North Carolinas Commission er of Agriculture James A Graham declared feel this committee should be ap r pointed Lery arkcr Rocky xr Mount NC president of tha lobacco Association of tha United States said that mark etmg last year reached an in tolerable situation He added we feel remedial steps will have to be taken The president of the North Carolina Farm Bureau B C Mangum said his organization nad adopted a resolution calling for creation of a committee to study tobacco marketing Ho said the resolution called for a majority of the committee to be farmers However it was indicated that most farm leaders would accept the equal distribution plan Agreement wasnt unanimous Col T Joyner of Raleigh general counsel for the Bright Belt Warehouse Association said his agency must make the decision on closing or slowing of tobacco sales and cannot delegate this authority to nny other organization John M M Gregory of Rich mond in charge of leaf buying for Imperial Tobacco Co re joined that Joyncrs statement has no legal background Ho added I would not like to see any one organization have complete control as it has in the past I dont think the buyers and growers have had any say in the past I think its high time somo changes were made and turn it over to some parties who will make a decent job of it Gregory said he thought a committee composed of farm ers buyers and warehousemen could work out a workable realistic program But Fred S Roysler of lien derson N C managing direc tor of the Bright Belt Associa tion said he did not think there has ever been an in stance when the association did not follow the recommen dations of the joint committee composed of growers buyers and warehousemen Another Farm Bureau repre sentative George Watson of Rocky Mount N C said its imperative that we get some thing worked out on an orderly marketing basis If we dont work it out you are going to see the floodgates open W G Glenn of Greenville N C president of the Caro lina Leaf Tobacco Co com mented We would like to sen formed a marketing committee with equal representation of growers buyers A C warehousemen and Lawrence of Apex N C representing the North Carolina Grange said thcro was grave danger of losing the present system of market ing tobacco if problems aro not worked out We should recognize we have a common cause he added Roy Davis Says Old Belt Growers Led Last Year In Improving Grade Composition Old Belt tobacco growers have been congratulated for leading all other belts in im proving the grade composition of their crops in 1965 The applauding words came from Roy B Davis Jr of Halifax marketing agent for the Virginia Department of Agriculture Davis pointed out that in 1965 Old Belt growers in creased the proportion of the xbacco offered buyers in the straight grades to 691 per cent from 557 per cent in 1964 This percentage of straight grades which carry a mature to mellow ripeness classification led all belts The Old Belt also led with tho lowest proportion in the variegated slick nondescript nograde wet and unsound categories Only in the green category were Old Belt grow ers above several other belts n the percentage of their crop put on the market Davis said The proportion of variegated lemon orange greenish and mixed grades in the Old Belt dropped from 28 per cent in 1964 to 191 per cent in 1965 This was a noteworthy achievement and contributed greatly to the better market position of thencrop Old Belt growers were able to sharply reduce the amount of less desirable tobacco they put on the market without a large reduction in the amount of mature to mellow grades he pointed out In 1964 total producer sales on Old Belt markets amounted to 3143 million pounds of pounds mellow grades and 1392 million pounds in less desirable grades In 1965 Davis pointed out total volume was down almost 30 per cent to 2222 million pounds but the volume of ma ture to mellow grades dropped only 11 per cent to 1535 mil lion pounds and the amount of less desirable grades drop which 1751 million were in mature to all markets was almost one fourth less in 1965 the amount sold in tiie mature to mellow grades dropped only five per cent while the volume in tha less desirable grades dropped about 40 per cent Davis ob served The improvement in tha quality of the 1965 fluecured tobacco crop in Virginia and the US was one of the more significant developments in the tobacco scene Old Belt grow ers moved to a position of leadership Davis asserted In 1966 he added Old Belt growers should strive to hold first place in quality Detailed records on a num ber of crops show that in 1965 more than 92 per cent of these crops graded in mature pcd more than 50 per cent to0 mcllow grades A further enjoyed in the Old Belt Davis242 cent 687 million pounds On a national basis be re ported growers in each of the other belts increased the proportion of their crops mar keted in mature to mallow grades The national average moved up from 497 per cent in 1961 to 612 per cent in 1965 Nationally the proportion of variegated lemon orange greenish and mixed grades dropped from 297 per cent to increase in the ripeness of Old Belt tobacco is highly desira ble and quit possible Profits from tobacco can be increased by Old Belt grow ers he said if they carry out production and marketing practices that will enable them to sell ripe mellow tobacco declared By improving the grade com Although the total volume of fluecured tobacco sold on HOLIDAY INN RESTAURANT pleased to Invite Mrs Clara H Owen WBTMs Honoree of the Day lo enjoy dinner any evening W YATES Innkeeper
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