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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - November 21, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaAuto reinsurance program gets backing at hearing Columbia a reinsurance program whereby some Auto liability insurance policies would be voluntarily underwritten by other insurers or a serve Carrier program in. Which one or More companies would handle All risky Drivers policies Drew support tuesday from a handful of insurance agents at a hearing. The Point legislative committee on Auto insurance headed by sen. Ralph Gasque a Marion listened to half a dozen agents and officials of agents groups. None favored a state insurance company for risky Drivers most describing that As a violation of the free Enterprise system. Such a state pro Gram was described to the committee monday by Maryland spokesmen. Only one person Michael Olson of Raleigh ., executive vice president of the Carolina association of Mutual insurance agents favored no fault insurance. Olson said i would recommend True no fault i would prefer Olson said his organization which he said has 400 members in South Carolina wants whatever change makes in the present Law Al Inmaung by assigned i policy should make insurance readily available offer Ade and average be sow at Dacri Mintory prices satisfy the consumer and not interfere with insurance companies1 economic stability. State s Volunta he said a propose any plan that will Proxie rate Relief Carolina As Long As claims remain the same. Bob Brady president of the South Carolina agents association said a service Carrier approach would be an improvement Over assigned risk but a reinsurance program would be better. He said both would improve service broaden coverage and provide immediate coverage but reinsurance would also eliminate a dual rate for voluntary and involuntary policies. He said rates in the be Paramount in revising the Law and said i Gasque then observed if the Industry has tend for 100 years and has t come up with something in t it time this committee does at one Point in the hearing Gasque sen. Paul Moore l spartan buy and sen. John Drummond a Greenwood exchanged i words about a habitual offenders Law. Drummond from the Small crowd Senate chamber when he said if we re going to Force the everybody then we be got to take some people off the roads. He and Moore argued about committee sessions and Drummond said he lature to prohibit sunday business. Gasque a sessions this fall and said earlier tuesday More might be scheduled. Then Drummond said he withdrew his name from a habitual offenders Bill that eventually passed a the last Sessum and implied it did not say what he thought it said. At that Point Gasque stood and looked at Drummond. Saying Don t you say that Bill was changed. You know it was t. J. P. Neese an insurance agent at Aiken said if an insurance Carrier or reinsurance can do the Job. Don i for god s Sake let the general Assembly get into the insurance Busi Ness he noted there is plenty of room for improvement in our added of the s be made to pay for the bad habits of 20 per cent. Rep. John r. Mclain. A Chester fiend appeared As both r legislator and an insurance agent and said he intends to show gov John West that a drive to get assigned risk de As is currently under Way. He said West received that Assurance earlier this car. Mclain added that the deadline for demonstrating thai is v Ufi Thom Anderson haul Iti Long distances at sub Mari ring news state editor . The tobacco Young arid Jones said after the . House agriculture m e that the information. Committee wound up two Days be valuable in seeking of hearings on tobacco auction to marketing Pron. It i Itjin problems tuesday agreeing to oppose any move to increase tobacco allotments for 1974. The committee chaired by Young said the committee s next step will be a Robert a Loris the Lamar arca Jolt the. Committee that trading just across should be setup on exchanges in m North Carolina tobacco futures S.C. As there that the crop was lips Are. On Cotton and grains. Cent in allotment but Winch futures Lori got 10 per cent less Selling Are increased in Price double or triple this a car be while tobacco about stood time in 1973. Smashed truck this pickup truck mashed on the rear end when a Cement mixer truck overturned onto the Back of h South of mul Lins monday. There were no serious injuries in the Accident at the Galway Church intersection. Highway 41 was closed for More than an hour however As four big wreckers worked to straighten the heavy mixer shown at right just after be ing righted. The Mullins Rescue squad answered with an ambulance and the Mullins Rural fire department with a lire truck. Staff photo by Sonny Smith Beach election invalid City Council faces decision on ruling Myrtle Beach the nov. 6 Myrtle Beach municipal election which saw the defeat of mayor c. Gar Ner has been ruled invalid by the stale s attorney general. Atty. Gen. Dan Mcleod in a letter to the Myrtle Beach City attorney decided the election was void due to conflicts bet Ween the simultaneous election of a mayor and City Council while approving Council City manager form of government. The ruling could unseat Republican mayor elect Robert. J. Lirsch who Defeated demo crat Garner who was seeking his third four year term. If the Council decides to con duct another election officials say it will be Al least a month and a half before actual balloting could in done. Flo Nina local state area wednesday november Spartanburg death investigation on is Artan Rug a Spartanburg county police Are investigating the slay ing of a Book store operator at his store West of Spartanburg on . 25. The body of George Albert Wood 48. Was found in the adult Hook store Early monday night by two customers. He had been shot twice in the Back of the head with a .25 Caliper weapon. Investigators said robbery apparently Wasl emotive. Wood lived in an apartment above the Book store. He was a former resident of Chester county. West schedules Energy meeting Columbia api gov. John c. West will meet with top slate Energy officials wednesday to discuss the Energy crisis while some slate agencies report a shortage of gasoline and been warned they May soon have to put their garbage at curbside. West will join with James a. While mire his executive assistant on Energy David barter director of the state Energy management office and a. Baron Holmes in executive Secretary of the Energy Council. The governor will consider the need of cutting Speed limits on All state and interstate highways to 50 Miles an hour. The posted limit now is Between 6fl and 70 Miles an hour. The governor s office described the meeting As Effort to update West who has been on a tour of India recently on re cent developments. J the governor is expected to ask ally. Gen. Daniel Mcleod if he has the Power to change Speed limits. Gov. James Kols Houser of North Carolina issued a state ment recently setting Highway Speed limits in his state at 55 Miles an hour. Meanwhile eight state agencies said they have used their november allotment of state gasoline. The departments can still buy Gas at commercial stations but the costs will be much higher. Governor slates state Christmas tree lighting Columbia John c. West will officially launch the Christmas season in South Carolina sunday when be pulls the switch that will Light the state Christmas tree in front of the state House. Gov. West Wei deliver his an Nual Christmas address during the ceremonies which begin at p. M. The Smoot red Cedar from fair fiem county and was donated by Mary Jane Kelly Smith. It was u have been Cut Down soon because it is in the right of Way a secondary Road to be constructed near her Ihre than members of choirs throughout the midlands area Wilt sing at the arawak Carol gating ceremony. An All Star band will play Christmas music staged hearings monday in Lumberton Winding up in Florence tuesday. Witnesses tuesday said approaches have been made to the 33-Man flue cured tobacco marketing committee on a pos sible acreage increase for next season. But testimony during the two Days of hearings indicated buying companies have failed to provide a promised Market for a 10 per cent in crease that was put into effect for the 1973 season. South Carolina farm interests said they opposed the 1973 in crease and fell another increase would mean a reduction m return for tobacco Farmers per Pound produced. Jones drafted a letter to the Secretary of agriculture stating the committee members and to Bacco interests at the hearing oppose an increase on the ground that it is not needed and a Strong Market for the additional tobacco does no exist. The letter was approved by a voice vote with no dissent. Rep. De Young r-s.c., endorsed the letter saying. We should set the record straight and make the feelings of the subcommittee Young and rep. Charles Rose d-., had arranged for the hearings after banners of their neighbouring Border Belt districts deluged them with complaints about this Market in season. E. D. Lewis sales supervisor of the Mullins tobacco Market told the committee that with a 10 per cent increase in acreage for 1973, and the failure of companies to provide the promised Market for the extra tobacco. South Carolina Farmers this season produced 110 per cell of the 1072 crop for 102 per cent of the 1972 they also had much higher costs per acre he said cutting deeply into their profits. Several Farmers appearing before the Commilles reported they had been unable to sell Large quantities of tobacco on the Field hear Ings. Jones said the hearings save the committee firsthand from the grass have h. Thomas a. Marion county Farmer said he had to sell in four states because he were reps. Daw a. Wilmer r- and William , a a. Mai Ion s. Fowler executive sell in tour Silies Tux Auto a Secretary and general manager was unable to get on the floor m he t0bacco warehouse Mullins when he needed to. I association. Said.1973 is not the lie charged that the auction Only difficult year the Market system is antiquated and than has seen and said the Radu str option should be provided if needs based Oil it is not scrapped. It has reach accurate facts dealing Mth . Thomas said that what has happened. I to said a m us. _ of of pylons in cog Ken on the question Are based on inac it is not auction but allocation of tobacco Between companies at fixed prices. Curate facts. Tobacco committee hears from Conway witness Paul Creel is chairman of Conway chamber of Commerce tobacco committee Darlington briefs local fire rules outlined by Rubye Arnold news correspondent Darlington Large quantities w of arc chief a con Bickham asks neighbouring markets because of residents not to Start fires Lack of sales time and had to in open due to us unusual dry weather conditions. Those who break the City ordinance can he fined he said. The ordinance will be strictly Cotton contract hearing scheduled for Florence to a settlement of the dispute before the Florence hearing. Current crop before the Validity of their contract with a North Carolina buyer is finally established. The buyer Caro Hnas Cotton canadians like grand strand Myrtle Beach a Survey of Canadian visitors to Myrtle Beach and the grand strand indicates the Northern visitors area and its facilities. Canadian tourists were Given two questions during Canadian american Days this year what did you enjoy most and How can we make your future stays More enjoyable to the first 33 per cent thought the weather was delightful 18 per liked the hospitality and friendliness 12 per cent thought the Beach was the Best attraction and 9 per cent liked everything about the grand strand. Forty two per cent of those questioned said their 4ays could be More enjoyable by just leaving everything As it was. Twenty three per cent thought the weather com be War Mer arid a Small percentage suggested cleaner acceptance of. Canadian Money at Par providing Ole tailed maps of the grand strand reduced greens fees and other prices and providing More evening entertain ment. Next year s Canadian american Days festival will be March 16-25, and inquiries from Canada already indicate the 1974 event will be another record for attendance. Growers association inc., Raleigh Was ordered to Post Bond to protect the Farmers should they win a favourable ruling. The Issue arose after the far mers agreed in the Spring to sell their planted Cotton at Harvest tie in the fall for 30 cents a Pound. Since then Cotton has been bringing Between 50 and 70 cents and the Farmers have sought to break the Forward sales contract. The four Are . Arnelle Craig Stephens and Gummy Rowell of Dillon county and of Lee county. The Farmers claim the con tracts have a non performance clause effective if they pay he buyer a Bale. The buyer con lends that is ineffective in their Case because All four became members of the association when they signed the contracts. Enforced to said. Kor St Kirks Darlington Twenty Forest fires wore reported in Darlington county last week end. John d. Byrd. Darlington county Forest Ranger states that the fires were All Over the county and that do acres of Woodlands were destroyed. All of the fires were Sot. The Forest Ranger said. Takwi Ost a 111.1ngton veterans of foreign wars official Hildon j. Johnson of Darlington has been named National Aid de Camp to the commander in chief. Ray r Sodan. He was recommended to the appointment by the depart ment commander Tommie Thomas of Spartanburg. His duties As a National aide de Camp will be to assist the department commander in All phases of the . Program especially in membership. Voters in Day Council Runoff out in record to unofficially mrs. Betty Incumt-ntcoutkmm.1 r. B by i w. A. Official Tany 150 mammon Al Voten Tumil owl tuesday Man on nov. 6. Photo by fire alarms Darlington during this year already there have been 1w fire alarms received at the Darlington fire department. The most recent was at the Home of Mary i be Terry. The fire started from a portable Heater

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