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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - July 29, 1970, Florence, South CarolinaFor new wednesday july 29, 1970 7-d company official says nesting costly practice tobacco Industry officials Are becoming More concerned Over nesting of tobacco i n warehouses As the costs of the practice go up. Nesting is the name the tobacco Industry gives to placing foreign objects in a pile of tobacco to give it More weight. It works out nicely for in offending Fanner if he does not get caught but in works a hardship on the companies and gives him an unfair advantage Over other Farmers at the marketplace. Stuart Leake general supervisor of Leaf buying for the r. J. Reynolds tobacco co., says hat the practice is costing the companies millions of dollars annually. Some of it could go to improved prices for All Farmers. The problem extends too Leake says not Only to unscrupulous deliberate place ment of heavy articles in a pile but to careless handling of the tobacco Ihal puts an unusual amount of Sand or grass in the piles. Leake said the companies had hoped when the Farmers in the Carolinas and Virginia gained the advantage of Selling untied they would respond with n greater Effort to present clean t o b a c c o at the marketplace. The opposite has been the Case be said. It has been largely because in the tying process on the farm Lols of Sand and dirt were shaken Loose from tobacco just by the handling in pack houses when tobacco was lied. With the tobacco being taken almost directly from the barn. If has not had this cleaning process. Leake said unclean tobacco is Leake said despite t i e personnel used to take strings out some will always get into cigarettes. In 1968, he said the company received 427 complaints about strings in cigarettes. That was from tobacco in the 1965 and 1966 crops. In 1969. Nearly 500 complaints were received on cigarettes made from tobacco in the 1967 and 1968 crops. As Loose Leaf sales increased the incidents of strings in tobacco increased he said. He predicted that by the end of 1970. The company will have received 900 to 1.000 com plaints. As for the Export markets United states tobacco costs far More than that from other parts of the world. Quality is the key to Selling on the foreign Market and Leake said that f o r e i g n manufacturers May be encouraged to Cut or eliminate american tobacco in their products if Hoy get ton much foreign matter a. Tobacco prices and problems for their processors. Clean looking tobacco in Field can pick up stray materials companies say they pay tobacco prices for Sand other foreign matter fireman on Call Rome a when a fire engine races through the streets of Rome it s 2-1 the destination is not a fire. The firemen arc on Call or almost every emergency from rescuing treed cats to opening part mints for people who have Ost a key. Rome had nearly Calls last year about were for fires in the City where Nero riddled to the flames in the year big fires arc says of. Mich la Stella a fire chief. I duly remember a few in the 20 ears i have been Here. And i Don t remember anyone dying in i big fires in the Rome Host buildings arc of Brick Slone hid Marble. Covered dish . Recent Yucca naturist club ices letter in announcing a social vent urged everyone to bring a of Rcd the nudist Alion is located North of ainu Lii Cruc. Welcome to Darlington pc the Darlington offers you most Complete lines of seed fertilizers feed farm supplies paint tires batteries exclusive dealer for Kaiser aluminium Kopper posts we Welcome your visit and Oiler help with farm problems Russell Street 393-2371 not Only costing the Domestic companies lots of Money and to Arbur Clor Lake. Iran Export dealers some of their , the Farmer is endangering his own some string can gel through Lovacco. Carolina tobacco warehouse Leake said the company was association it heir annual sure some of he Sand was meeting at Myrlle Leach in deliberately put there to in june. Crease the weight. There have he brought several plastic been cases he said of bags full of foreign matter that stovepipes Lull of Sand being had been taken from tobacco Al found in piles of tobacco. Reynolds processing plants. In Lilliel. Reynolds picked included were strings Straw More than 3.uuo pounds of and Sand together Wilh cinder foreign Mailer p r i m aril y blocks shoes bottles a n d siring out of strips. Thai automobile parts. Lie even had pinot inns to about 18.0uo balls of three ply tobacco twine. Leake said. That process c o s i Leake said Reynolds moves Reynolds More than Jil million. An average of live Hogsheads of foreign matter i week from costly illness is process costs London Ai ii annually he am rheumatism Cost British in said and Oiler con panics live Del sly i my million pounds i Tun Cost a company a m nillion customer when the smoker gels c s f a Larilis cml strings in cigarettes. Ii. Can Council reported. M said Abs oven go so far that smokers resulting from the diseases tobacco prices for la Ocasal 27 he Bre lost altogether if it happens often enough. Made a dramatic to the s o u f b prices pounds of Sand cleaned from tobacco season. Six years with try. Losing you con Hove modern automatic dependable super Tane Gas in the Home air conditioning heating cooking refrigeration hot wafer a word from Handy flame now you can buy it at meter rates. Budget Billing also available on the farm tobacco curing Chick brooding flame cutting heating Stock water barn heating flame welding crop drying irrigation pumping tractor Power truck Power milk con sterilizing greenhouse heating dehydrate Grain hotbed heating fruit ripening disinfecting Pasteur izing singing pig brooding poultry scolding and waxing plus still other Money saving uses your j propane

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