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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - August 4, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaSig Larry Bellamy of Florence receives Call for my assistance during Reserve service Bellamy is a member 51st military police battalion based in Florence up l and up 6 Francis Strickland examine injury both of Darlington they belong to 132nd medical company in Darlington no troops begin annual training guardsmen of mechanized battalion move out during Reserve training fourth battalion joined others during exercises at it. Gordon a. Tobacco Farmers complain of current Market prices by Thom Anderson morning news stale editor Mullins tobacco prices Are nol following the Law of sup ply and demand tobacco far mers agreed Here Friday As they met of discuss prices on the South Carolina tobacco markets. Tobacco Farmers from around the area and agreed that tobacco manufacturing companies arc not paying Farmers a fair Price for tobacco. Tobacco averaged per Hundred pounds on South some said. Mcmillan made a healed statement in which he said it s a darn shame we have to make the tobacco companies do what is right. They Are not our friends. Not at All. He charged. Mcmillan said it might nol help hut he was going to speak up and do what he can to make the companies pay what they should. He also spoke i u warehousemen at the meeting telling them they need to cooperate with department of lie said that production costs have increased 20 to 25 per cent Over last year. He said the companies fell Down on what they would do if we produced it for speaking of the additional acreage. James Battle of the Mullins area said a problem is that the higher grades arc Selling at just a cent or two above lie support Price. He said he wondered if the Farmers own con. The tobacco cooperative stabilization corp. Was not contributing to Price setting. Battle noted thai now grades As Selling for in i2and m cents per Pound above Price supports. Tout St Waht. Fia. Over 1.200 South Carolina army National guardsmen began in weeks of annual training this week. The guardsmen will participate in office of the Secretary of defense test two. One of 11 special tests designed to train National guard and Reserve forces for the vital role they now play in the nation s defense. South Carolina units involved Are the first in Lalion. 263rd Armor fourth battalion. 118th infantry and 51 is milk Lary police battalion. Headquarters for the fourth battalion is in Union and hns elements of its three line companies and support company in Winnsboro. We Wilmire. Chester. Lack hurl. Jonesville. Pacolet Mills. . Headquarters for the first battalion is in mulling and its., component elements arc in Myrtle Beach. Covay. Dillon and Marion. The 5lsl military police Liat Talion is headquartered in Florence and he j33rd military police company is located in Timmonsville. The i32 medical company in Darlington is sup plying medical support for the units. During the first week of training the guardsmen will undergo remedial raining for company sized units accor Ding to brigadier general Joseph k. Brownjr. Of Karl car it. Assistant division Comman Der of the 30th infantry division army National guard. In the final week they will participate in brigade level exercises. A division has three brigade and each brigade has three or More battalions. The brigade level training is part of the old test and. The Palmetto slate guardsmen will be joined by divisional units from North Carolina and Georgia in this phase of the training. The objective of the old tests is to determine if the concept of relying on National guard and Reserve is realistic. About k per cent of the nation s total defense capabilities Are now vested in the National guard and Reserve. Local state area saturday August Young introduces Bill for Snow Island Park Carolina markets during i972 Justice investigators when they sales and for the first two come into the toll. Lie was referring to an expected Justice department weeks of sales tobacco has brought s84.67 Porthun olred. That is a Small decrease and investigation of possible Price the first two weeks normally fixing that Pec Dee Cong. De include the lower leaves on a Young. R-s.c., said the stalk which Are graded lower. Administration has promised. Farmers complained that one Farmer suggested that tobacco companies led a move they seek help from Young to to have the acreage increased get up a meeting Between far after 1972 to provide a greater mers and companies to talk Supply since they considered about the problem. Billy Atkin crop Short. Son. An organizer of the Farmers generally were not meeting said that Young was enthusiastic about a Large getting congressmen from acreage increase feeling it tobacco producing areas would depress the Price of together to seek S.C. meetings tobacco. De Willis a targe Florence b. F. Williamson of Darling area Farmer charged that ton. Chairman of the s. C. Farm manufacturers representatives Bureau tobacco committee have told him All summer there and a member of the 28-Man would be much higher prices flue cured tobacco marketing but they have not come through. Committee which makes Willis said that despite the always adopted recommend Short crop Lasi summer and a 10 nations to the u. S. Department per cent increase in acreage for of agriculture on tobacco sales i973, . Policy said manufacturers Georgia and Florida is again pressed hard for the acreage Short because Large amounts of increase while Farmers did not tobacco have been lost in heavy want it. Rain a 11 this year Bill Mcmillan one of the it is another Short crop sponsors of the meeting com despite the allotment increase planned that companies Willis said but prices Are still promised there would be Strong depressed defying the Law of demand for a greater amount of Supply and demand. He said to tobacco this year. Has seen buyers go Down rows buyers and supervisors All All bidding he same thing and summer Long have been coming dividing the piles at the same around telling me we were Price it is not an auction going to get a Mcmillan charged and the county agent Marion Carter prices have just Mil been what agreed that not a single far were promised Mer wanted an increase in it looks like to me there s Columbia than 40 per cent of South Carolina s registered lobbyists had yet to file reports of expenses incurred during the 1973 legislative session As the 5 . Deadline neared Friday. The Law demands a filing of lobbying expenses with the Secretary of stale s office within 30 Days after the general Assem Bly adjourns. A total of 116 persons registered with the office As representatives of various interests before the legislature. Yel by Friday afternoon Only 63 had reported their expenses. A spokesman for he Secre tary of slate s office indicated that expense reports received by monday would probably meet requirements of the Law. Budget Board lacking Columbia api South Carolina ally. Gen. Daniel r. Mcleod declared Friday that the budget and control Board has no jurisdiction Over foreign travel by members of the legis lature. His opinion was in a letter to gov. John c. West chairman of the Board. The Board recently adopted a regulation that any slate employee would have to have Board approval for foreign travel. Sees no shortage Rocky mount. . Api Leonard i awls president of hard pcs food systems inc. Said Friday the current freeze on beef prices is in no Way detrimental to continued operation of he 764-unit Ilard Ces Chain. Rawls said hardens. Which Sells basically a hamburger menu has sufficient beef sup plies in inventory or under con tract to Supply the Chain until at least mid october. Be said Harices processes nearly All ground beef products sold in its restaurants and that it is Normal for the company to accumulate Large beef supplies during periods of rising beef prices. Rawls also criticized a state ment by the Mcdonalds restau Gas Supply said better by the press the gasoline Supply and distribution situation in South Carolina continues to show improvement according to a tabulation by the american automobile association. Of 40 service Stalions surveyed in the state 23 had resumed Normal operations this week the a a said. A local of 20 were Back to Normal last week. Only is Stalions out of the 40 were limiting their routine operating hours the Survey showed. Rani Chain. Hardens biggest competitor which he said had indicated the current freeze could Lead to serious disruption in the restaurant and related Rajs said to feel each company should speak for itself and not for the Industry As a whole since effects from the beef freeze Are in no Way com parable among All restaurant Many set for clinic opening Columbia a some 25 patients Are on the appointment list saturday for the opening of Southern women s services inc. The first outpatient abortion clinic in the Carolina s. Linda drilling one of the clinic s directors said most of the patients Are South Carolin ians although some arc from North Carolina. The women Are in their first 12 weeks of pregnancy and will be seen by two doctors she said. The clinic s schedule Calls Only for saturday appointments Between 9 . And 1 ., hut is. Drilling said provisions have been made to expand if the demand exists. Congressman de Young introduced a Hill in the Congress Friday to establish a National Park at Snow s Island in Florence county commemorating the heritage of South Carolina revolutionary War hero Francis Marion. Snow s Island was Marion s hideaway from where he preyed on the British during the revolution. Young says he would like to S.C.the Island preserved in its natural state but that per manent facilities to acc Modale visitors could he erected on Dunham s Iluff. We believe Snow s Island historic value should be preserved and brought to the Atten Tion of he american people who love our heritage by making in a National Young said thus preserving its significance not Only for our generation hut for i Host to Snow s Island Islo caled in the Southeast Cor Ner of Florence county and is bounded by he pee Dee River. Lynch s River and Clark s Creek. A major Battle was fought there in March of 1781. But the site was Best known for its seclusion and for Marion s ability to disappear when pursued by the British always winding up at his in found Headquarters where lie camped and hid his pro visions and arms. Snow s Island Lias been recognized by the South Carolina department of archives and history for its historical significance and was added to the National Register of historic places Carliers Hiscar. Congressman Young launches a Campaign his week he Hopes will bring him face to face with his constituency throughout the month of August. This first week of Bis Lour will key around the Florence area As he will Sel up a Mobile office unit and will address a number of civic clubs in die area after visiting in Marlboro county tuesday his schedule Calls for him logo to Timmonsville and Carlsville in wednesday Lynchburg. Florence and Turbo Villa thursday Ami Darlington and Ola la Friday. The Mobile office will he set up in Timmonsville wednesday from h to . At the Pris Toffice and he will be at Gregory s warehouse from ii to . Record weekly average Price seen on Market a. An All time record High weekly average Price was so for Georgia Florida flue cured tobacco during the past four Days of auction sales. The Federal state Market news service also reported prices by grades broke All previous a cods. Volume of sales was heavy. Stabilization corporation receipts continued extremely Light. Beginning monday the Belt s nine two Sale markets will of crate with Only one set of buyers. The maximum sales Opportunity next week is 2b.-155.299 pounds including 719.319 pounds of carryover from the previous week. Gross sales for the week ending aug. 2 totalled 37.039.413 pounds and averaged per Hundred pounds. The average surpassed that of the opening week by and was 37 cells above Lite previous record High set the third week of sales last year. Season sales including 2.332.851 pounds of resale totalled c2.796.75g pounds for an average of volume this year is about 11.5 million pounds less than for the first seven Days last season. Prices were higher this week for almost All grades. Increases ranged from to per Hundred. Most grades sold in the to Range. However a few of the lower offerings averaged the practical top Price Rose to Quality of offerings improved Over opening week. The percentage of nondescript marketing decreased. Also a Large decrease occurred in or Ming i with a corresponding increase Leaf by offerings. Rate Case hearing set monday Columbia motion for a preliminary injunction to halt a Rale increase planned by South Carolina electric and Gas co. Will he heard monday in . District court a Colum Bia. The injunction is being sought by the South Carolina tax payers association which is challenging the Utility s author Ity to raise its rates without a hearing before the Public serv ice commission. In a suit filed wednesday the taxpayers group alleged that the Law under which plans to Institute the rate hike violates the due process clause of the i4lh amendment and asked that a three judge Federal panel be appointed to Rule on its constitutionality. The Law in question allows utilities to increase their rates prior to a hearing before the pc by posting Bond. If the hike is later denied the difference must be refunded to customers with six per cent interest

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