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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - November 3, 1957, Florence, South CarolinaMorning november week in business the Florence morning news. Floeence. S. C. Pag1b-a deny Gas War intention by Jqhn Ray morning news staff writer Pete Thornell yesterday reported i reply from the attorney general concerning a possible investigation into the pee Dee Gas War. Saying he did t know what could be attorney general t. C. Callison added conferences Are planned with representative to the major Oil companies. But Thornell says he does t think talking to these particular people will solve the problem. Thornell admitted that he did t know the solution but added that he did have plans which would be announced later in nothing is done. Last week he requested the investigation of what he called a planned attack on the inde Pendents by major Oil companies. Thornell operates seven stations in the area. Yesterday s Low Price in the pee Dee stood at 19.9 for regular in Pageland he said. One major Oil company dealer in Florence j. R. Vanlandingham yesterday grimaced at the. Thought of a Gas War Here. He said All dealers suffer because they must absorb some of the loss As Well As their company. Be thought that the Gas War stemmed from the recent Charlotte area Battle. His said information indicated that the major Oil companies Are trying to establish a two cent differential Between branded gasoline and Independent gasoline. Differences have run around four cents he said. Emphasized that none of the local dealers were trying to fight the independents. If a two cent differential is the goal then further Gas cuts in Flor ence become less probable since most of tiie independents Are now ceiling about two cents under the majors. Most of the majors Are now Selling at 31.9. But a Price Cut by one company in Florence could Light the fuse to a Gas Battle Here As can be seen by developments in other cities. Recent Stock Market fluctuations have brought comment from Many parts of the country. Causes Given Range anywhere from the effect of sputnik to what some Call tight Money policies. Locally however not too much activity developed out of the changes. Courts and co. Report that the downward trend in recent weds had no Adverse effect. In act it was reported there May have been a slight increase in buy ing Here. This probably was due to persons taking advantage of Low prices. Courts and co. Manager John a. Mcphaul said that generally most of the reports received the past few months had indicated that a slight downward trend was inevitable this due to a general nation wide stabilization. No wide spread Selling or buying was re corded Here he added. Fred Ridge division manager of Coble dairies Here says the she Plant Here will be one of the most modern in this part of the country when remodelling is completed. New floors Walls and Root Ere being constructed at Cost of approximately the Plant Wilt close Down for three weeks during the construe lion which began oct. 15. Liveries will be made he said milk will be bottled at another Plant. Griffin construction company of Florence is the contractor. City county and army health officials have endorsed the improvements. An economic note this week that will be Felt was the pay raise which will effect 600 acl. Work ers Here for several years now Many railroads have lamented Over the High Cost of operations and it now seems certain that the will never attain the spot in Pas Senger service once Field. Most of the railways now concentrate on Long runs and get Revenue from freight hauling. Acl president w. T. Rice Here this week said the railroads arc the Basic transportation Media. Of the nation and will slay with us. It seems however that Many Rural areas Are becoming has beens As far As passenger serv ice goes. The old water towers and Coal Shutes no longer Are needed. The diesel voice has replaced the lonesome sound of the old steam driven Choo Eye Check or. Sam Russell jr., left and or. W. J. Anderson members or the pee Dee optometric society test the visual skills of the employees of Florence manufacturing co. To determine the need for professional Eye care. Each employee was Given 13 visual tests for distance and near vision and for color blindness. The screening program is designed to save eyesight and reduce accidents. Blood donor system urged by officer Here a Florence policeman has appealed to police forces throughout the state in an Effort to set up blood Banks in various cities. Hubert Scott who is appealing in an individual capacity says that Hie Florence police Force has secured names of nearly 4000 persons who have volunteered to donate blood if called of. Many communities he said have to Appeal to the Public at Large in order to obtain blood for hospitals during emergencies. This donor list is placed with the radioman at police Headquarters and is readily available should the hospitals or clinics need blood. Kindergartens close two Days mrs. Wright s kindergarten and mrs. Juliius Mclntosh s Kinder Garten will be closed monday and tuesday it has been announced. The schools will reopen wednes Day and thursday and close again Friday due to a stale meeting in Columbia for teachers of children under six. Missile misers French Mont Brison Franco nov. J we said i o n i g h t bowing russian letters ant giving off beep Leep signal Tuii rhed off t finry of excitement in this French town. 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