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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - July 25, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaGood morning it s wednesday july our 50th year no. 206 daily 10sunday pee Dee shoppers shocked by skyrocketing prices by Terry Hili. Morning news stuff writer pork., poultry and egg prices in. The pee area tuesday gave Many shoppers a Shock Goda nighty let me Oul of grumbled one elderly Man in a Florence grocery Chain Sto 9 tuesday after Glan cing at Stltt Price of pork chops. Murmuring under his breath the Man cursed president Nixon s phase tour several times while Rushing out of he sure. Housewives were not so dramatic in their speech but still protested the increases. In most Florence area grocery stores poultry prices have Jum Ped nine cents per Pound for whole chickens eggs increased an average of eight to 10 cents per dozen for. Grade a. Large. Ham. Bacon pork chops and pig feel prices have skyrocketed. One local grocery store listed it s pork chops for si.89 per Pound while average pork chop cuts wore Selling for and up. Bacon prices Jum Ped in some brands As much As 30 cents a the average Price we be increased our prices along with our warehouse sup big Star manager Lack Terry said tuesday. Whole Sale pork poultry and eggs have All gone he added saying that the number of shop pers remained about the same with no pro increase customer Rush noticed. Cost increases under phase four will be passed on to the consumer by food processors and retailers of raw agricultural products though beef prices will be Frozen until sept. 12 we have been Aff cycled to a certain of . Baroody co. Wholesale tuesday fresh produce Price increases have been noticed in potatoes especially onions , lettuce is Down and cabbage is higher but thai seems to be strictly a Supply and demand he added. Several local grocery Chain store managers refused to divulge any Price increase information most stating that the Chain s office should lie contacted. In the larger grocery stores in Florence the Price increases tend to be Lingher than Hie smaller Independent businesses. It s simply because everybody backed away from beef and and cheaper Type one irate female shopper argued. I just can t believe sonic of these increases they re an a and p clerk said a Price increase is also in the future for Coffee but gave no reason for the impending change. Beef supplies in most stores appeared to in plentiful bin whole fryers and Section Cut Chicken sales were up. Odd pork products such As pig feet tails and tripe increased most Selling for around 70cents per mind. Representing a general five to 10 cent increase. What can to asked a housewife trailed by two toddlers. We have to buy food we can t Slop eating and my husband in t making any More Money. I Hope it will Stop somewhere but i doubt Slie complained govern Macii l officials say the increase in food prices is Only temporary contending trial things will As supplies increase. An associated press Survey tuesday reported that Cost increases ranged up to per cent directly reflecting the Price Conti ols lift 1 be Dee area apparently not As startled by Hie phase four announcement As residents of the nation s larger cities did not. According to most grocers Nish to their local stores and Slock up on food before he lift became effective. . Tobacco auction sales open with record average photo by Sonny David Keller discusses returns won demo nomination Over Charles Godwin demo Finoff morning a us staff writer former assistant solicitor David Keller piled up a More than 800 Vole margin Over former representative Charles Godwin the democratic party s nomination in tuesday s Runoff election. Face Republican challenger m. A. Buddy Ellis in a special election on aug. 21 to fill the vacancy in the Florence county House delegation. 3.288 Voles to Godwin s 2.-107. Giving he Florence attorney an ski vote margin. Voter turnout for the Nemoff election surprised democratic party officials. Party officials predicted about 2.500 voters would Lufi soul bul 5.g75 voters cast their ballots compared Wilh 4.012 Voles in the primary. Keller said he Felt hum ble and proud of he election results especially in View of the voter in a i be Man race people Vole for the and i am especially proud of the results in vie of Keller viewed he results As just another Slep in his efforts to win the county s vacant House seat. I Don t take any opposition lightly and i la continue to keep working until . He commended Godwin for what he considered a Vicry forthright and upright during the some voter decisions will be. Dra Fri along parly Keller said. In the end to people will support the Man they feel. Can Besl represent them in the a Heli of a Godwin said. The election results show the people will turnout to sup port a Good Man. And they picked a Good one ibis . Godwin said lie was very satisfied with the voter response "11 shows the credibility of the lower county tie said hut on a less optimistic note. Godwin feels the county democratic parly is faced with a great Deal of hard work and Fence mending if in is to defeat the republicans in the August special election. The democrats have their work Cut out for them if they arc going to beat be stressing that the democratic parly is i m just sorry we still have people in the party who Are Bent on splitting he Godwin said. I Hope the party can be unified Afler the elec he added. Democratic party officials will meet thursday at noon in the general sessions court room on the i2th floor of the City county Complex to certify he returns. By Thom Anderson morning news slate editor South Carolina tobacco auction sales started tuesday with another record opening Day average but grumbling Farmers who say the prices Hough higher do not keep Pace with their rising costs. The stale s it markets sold 5.373.867 pounds on the opening for the average was s83.24 per Hundred pounds. The tobacco Market news see Box Page 5a, Lor total volume and sales cry ices reported Jar aug averages ranging to select cry heavily Selling grades Over last year s opening. In lq7i the stale s opening Day average was and that represented a ski increase Over the .1971 opening. South Carolina commissioner of agriculture William i. Harrelson expressed prevailing Farmer sentiment when that opening Day prices left Many Farmers Harrelson. H in self a Marion county tobacco Farmer said Farmers liked the prices of near 90 cents per pounds for up stalk tobacco. Hul the prices for some of the other grades were not sufficient to help them Over come heir tremendous har vesting expenses . Banners complained in Many cases Hal their costs have tinned to Rise Al Rales higher than the prices of tobacco. Some said they just would not offer the crop for Sale future if they cannot make a greater margin Lla Relson noted a Lack of enthusiasm among buyers but said to hoped prices would pick up. Marion s. Fowler executive Secretary and managing direct tor., of the . Tobacco warehouse association said opening Day from fair 16-Good, lie said water damaged tobacco appeared on the warehouse floors bul not As much As might have been expected after the heavy Rains Hal ruined a major part of the crop in some counties. Fowler said there we re fewer priming than on Oiler openings and guessed in May be a result of lower leaves being lost because of the stale s heavy Rains. Opening Day bidding picked tobacco Page 2a s the state s flue cured tobacco crop went on Sale tuesday this Mullins Market scene was typical across the slate Ellis Gas shortage abates future crisis predicted Nixon challenges both subpoenas the summer s gasoline Short age abates bul there could be widespread shortages within i two years. Page 8a. The River thames is return i ing to its old role As the High Way into London. Page 7b. Schlesinger says secret bomb Ings of Cambodia ordered from the highest Page 14a. Index comics 2a b. Deaths doctor editorials markets sports state area women 6a weather partly Cloudy and warm with a s Chance of thundershowers. High upper 80s. Low Low 70s. Details Page 3a. Cattle hog prices soar up by the associated press cattle and hog prices continued their upward trend at the nation s major stockyards tues Day. Prices in contracts for future delivery of wheat also were higher advancing the limit for a Day s trading at the Chicago Board of Trade the nation s largest commodity Exchange. With the lid on beef retail prices Farmers and ranchers again appeared to be holding Back cattle from Market and the average Price at Omaha. Neb. _ a cd neral Market used As an indicator Rose by about 29 cents a Hundred pounds. Cattle deliveries at the ii major livestock Markels across the nation Lota led 18.100. Com 18.700 monday and 20.000 a week ago. Fri catches 16-year-old girl Cizik Sukk. N a api the fail investigated a 15-year-old High school girl because she requested data from the socialist labor parly for a class assignment. According to a complaint filed tuesday on he girl s behalf. An Fri agent began asking questions about Lori Paton of Chester after she wrote a letter in february to the socialist party in new York said the complaint filed in . District court. Newark. I Don l hink it s right Hal people should he investigated just for writing a letter to a political Missal unsaid. Washington api the White House said tuesday that president Nixon would Chal Lenge subpoenas which demand that he produce while House evidence related to watergate a spokesman refused however to speculate on what Nixon might do if court rulings go against him. Deputy press Secretary Ger Ald Warren said Nixon abides by the Law bul declined to Promise that the president would respect any specific court ruling Hal he must Lurn Over tape recordings and Docu ments sought by the Senate watergate Commilles and Spe Cial watergate prosecutor Archibald Cox. There s no que lion Fiat he would abide by court Warren told newsmen bul i am not going to gel into a hypothetical discussion on this particular Case because we arc at a particular stage in a very Complex Legal situation. The president abides by the Law. But we Are in a situation now where the subpoenas have just arrived at he while Nixon has until 10 . Kit. Thursday to rescind to the three subpoenas issued tuesday evening by Cox and sen. Sam Ervin in s watergate committee Warren said Nixon would re Spond by thai Lime and that his response would be consistent Wilh his past refusal to produce while House material. Although Warren refuse to logo Inlo specifics on what Legal action Nixon might take in seems probable that his Law yers would seek to have the subpoenas killed on Legal grounds. Nixon refused to Lurn Over while House tapes and Docu ments to the committee and to Cox on grounds Hal to do so would violate the doctrine of separation of Powers the com Mittee is part of tin.1 legislative Branch House approves farm measure Washington Al l the approved a Volo threaten cd farm and food stamp Hill tuesday after instructing its members of a House Senate conference Coin Mil ice on the measure to Slick by a proposed him on lid in North Vic Nam under the foil for pc acc programs. The House gave no other instructions to its conferee s. Ihus ignoring completely several provisions that were the Subj eel no Sharp debate during Floii action on the Bill. These provisions include proposals to ban food Stamps for most strikers and to limit payments to Farmers under wheat Cotton Ami feed Grain programs with i ban on added Palm cols where acreage allotments have been leased or sold. Kep. . Poi Ige. A Tex. Chairman of Hie House agriculture committee and chief manager of the Bill in the House Side told reporters it is entirely Likely thai the conferees would eliminate the House approved language on crop allotments. Supporters of the allotment limit proposal said it would close big loopholes in limits on payments to Farmers. I hone they i Oage said when asked if Senate conferees would press hard Lor taking out the House language. The so talc narrowly Defeated a similar proposal during floor action on the Bill. Although Nixon administration forces have said that the president will veto the legislation As presently written. Poage voiced Hope thai he congressional conferees will produce a version thai would sign. Democrats moving to end impoundment Ehrlichman says burglary Legal Washington a John told the Senate watergate committee tuesday that president Nixon believes the Ellsberg psychiatrist break in was Well within Bolh the constitutional duty and Obliga Tion of the the former top Domestic adviser to Nixon acknowledged in he had approved a Covert operation to examine the medical files of Pentagon papers figure Daniel kills Borg. Hul Hal he did not have a break in in mind. s statement Aboul Nixon contradicts the president s own remarks of May 22, in which to said he would have illegal Means of obtaining information by hush hush while House unit investigating the 1071 Pentagon papers Case. Ehrlichman testified that last March some weeks before he quil amidst heat of he water Gale scandal he had been re viewing the kills Borg matter Wilh David Young a member of the secret White House investigating unit called the plumbers. Ehrlichman was asked if he had indicated to Young that Nixon had known about the break in or Felt in was a properly Legal Mailer. I May Well . In thai period of time i did have a conversation with the president about Ehrlichman did not acknowledge any prior approval of the september 1971 break in until after close questioning by com Mittee chief counsel Samuel dash and examination of a memorandum. And then while conceding he had approved a Covert operation be undertaken to examine All of the files still held by fris Berg s he maintained he thought that one Way or another this information could be adduced by an investigator who was trained and knew what he was looking bul said Ich Lichman. If you Are asking if this Means i had in my mind there would be a breaking and entering. I certainly did the approval on the memo said the operation was okayed if done so nol Ehrlichman explained this As meaning i was nol keen on the concept of the while House having investigators in the Field and known to be in the Field. 1 see watergate pages Washington i Al i Damn craps won key Amend Rnell votes tuesday As the House debated legislation Loen Able Congress tit overrule pres ident Nixon when he refuses to spend All the funds appropriated for various programs. Hul the margin was As Small As one Vole on one test Issue speaker Carl Alberts who rarely Voles on amendments Al though under House rules he May do so even if there is Nolie moreover. Democrats accepted a Republican sponsored amendment Hal would limit to one year the procedure for overriding a presidential impoundment of funds. The Origi Nal Bill would have nude in permanent the final House Vole on the Bill threatened in Advance with a veto if enacted is sex peeled wednesday. The House adjourned tuesday Wilh a num Ber of amendments still Pend ing. The close vote was 20c to Afi. Def Ealing an amendment that would have required both House and Senate to agree on a Resolution voiding a presiden tial impoundment of funds. The Hill provides that either House by Resolution May Block an impoundment. The amendment was offered by Hep. John ii. Anderson of Illinois chairman of the House Republican conference

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