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Florence Morning News (Newspaper) - September 8, 1973, Florence, South CarolinaGas dealers stage shutdown protest go Kinville api at least 30 Exxon gasoline dealers in Greenville will close their stations effective at Midnight Friday spokesman said in protest to a erne ran wholesale Price increase they cannot pass Alozij to their customers. John Bryant it Greenville Exxon dealer made lie prediction said a meeting was scheduled earlier Friday to confirm the closings. A similar meeting was held by Exxon dealers and others in Noary Spartanburg at midday and afterwards the 30 station representatives present said about 90 per cent of the area s Exxon dealers will close at Midnight for the weekend. Bryant explained his dilemma this on Jan. 10 his station was in a Price War and sold regular Gas for35.9 cents a gallon. Exxon subsidized his purchases at the rate of 1.4 cents per gallon list the effective wholesale Price he had to pay including a per gallon rent or franchise fee. Was 32.2 cents and Bryant said he absorbed a a cent loss. Exxon notified its dealers this week it was increasing the wholesale Price of Gas to 33.2 cents. While Bryant is currently Selling gasoline at retail for cents under phase -1 guidelines he must reduce the Price effective saturday v to 37.8 cents for regular Gas. The difference in Friday s and saturday s net prices 4.g cents a gallon Means to Bryant there snowy we can he said his other Cost remain fixed. I be got no other Choice but to close. I m of business otherwise. If my station had not cooperated with Exxon in the War and lowered prices 2 cents we d be in Good shape. I m being penalized. We re not against phase 4. Our quarrel is with Exxon. They could t care less if we close. If i stayed open and All these other stations closed All i d be doing is swapping dollars maybe even losing some. There s no sense in my staying open a week and losing Bryant added. A spokesman for the regional Exxon office in chit lotto n.c., issued a statement Friday that said. We recognize that dealers Are Independent businessmen and As such must make their own decisions regarding their business policy. For practical purposes. In most cases the dealer will have to absorb the one cent per gallon increase. We sympathize with the dealers the statement said adding Exxon has urged the Cost of living Council to to to dealers pass the wholesale Price increase to heir customers. It added the increase is the first since late november and Early Decem ber 1h70. This reflects the pass to i r o u g h of higher costs. Boy chained to bed 4 arrested Columbia Richland county grand jury has indicted four persons on charges of assault and Battery in the handcuffing of a 14-year old boy to his bed for More than one month. The indictments were handed Down thursday against the boy s father and Stepmother. William and Linda Black and Handy Holcombe and it avid Kennison. All of Columbia. The four were arrested in july after officers received a Telephone Call from a youth Counselor. The Counselor. David Mark said he received an hysterical Telephone Call from the boy. Extra tobacco sales urged by Harrelson Florence Witlof Nim ixe tog local area saturday september 1-b photo by Terry his grand strand construction Boom is ignored by sunbathers motels condominiums shopping centers and restaurants Are rising by dozens construction Boom reaches new level at grand strand Dillon jewel heist total still unknown Dillon jewelry store owner Cliff Davis was still tallying his losses Friday after two Calm bandits held up his downtown store late thursday afternoon and carried away two suitcases crammed with Diamond rings and watches. I really Don t have any idea How much was Davis said. Our losses would go into a few thousand dollars but we Haven t completed our Invin tory it. Davis said two Black men came in the store around . Pulled out pistols and for ced he. To employees and a customer to go to a Back room where the men lied them with Nylon rope and taped their Mouths shut. We were tied up about to Cliff Davis recalled. They got the jewelry out of the showcases and the Safe and put it into two Brown group seeks 124 one Man districts Columbia api re apportion the state House of South Carolina taxpayers representatives into 124 single. Association called on the Gen member districts Era Assembly Friday to mrs. Beth Broom president fac Library director consultant at Lander Greenwood j. Mitchell reams. Library director at Francis Marion College visited Lander As a consultant on the new Library now in the planning stage for the Greenwood College. One and nine tenths million dollars has been approved fora new Library for Lander. Reams met yesterday with the Library selection committee. According to Reames funds allocated for Lander will permit Butkiw Thiu. Manniing news staff writer mkt la Beach con is auction us motels con Dominium apartment complexes restaurants stores Anil Homes has reached an High along the grand strand this year. During the first six months of the City of Myrtle head issued More than 250 building permits which represented approximately million in new structures. From the . Border to Lawtey s Island there is hardly one mile of the resort area where a construction project cannot be seen. In North Myrtle he aim along Highway 17. Vast tracts of land have been cleared. Electrically wired and arc anxiously awaiting new owners. Myrtle Beach farms inc. Has under construction a million shopping Center in Washington Park the Money rce corp. Of Florence has revealed its plan for a s5.5 million. 17 Story High Rise condominium in South Myrtle Beach which will cover the entire Block Between 17lh and 18 avenues and Holiday Towel s inc. A Liike cily owned firm announced last week that it would construct a million condominium consisting of 100-two and three bedroom apartments. The m Story com plex will to constructed bet Ween Goth and 7th avenues. Since january plans for More than a new holds five restaurants several regular and miniature Golf courses a heliport. 75 townhouse units and 291 con Dominium units Havo been revealed. Along the beachfront within the Myrtle Carh City limits no less than 2tl major structures Are beginning to Rise from the. Sandy soil. Laughter of vacationers has Given Way to the constant Din of dump trucks Jack hammers and building Crews. The Myrtle Beach City coun cil this year has taken into consideration several measures that will enable existing facilities such As he convention Center to expand for larger crowds during the 1974 tourist season. Northern Beach areas Are rapidly being cleared and surveyed from the waterfront to the Inland waterway and. Beyond. My property is now Worth around one year round resident said. I built this place myself and bought the land fora total of about about ten years ago i just can t believe the growth in this along Highway 17 is Orch. One remaining Section of natural Marshland known As Spivey s Swash is now almost completely surrounded by campgrounds Hom Sites and recreational facilities. Less than five years ago. The Marsh was a Haven for wildlife but area residents Point out that in 1973 Only an occasional Bird can be seen. Myrtle Beach Airport s aviation traffic crosses the Marshland just seconds after take off. Georgia Florida tobacco sales up a Structure which should acco mandate Between and volumes. The James a. Rogers Library of Francis Marion Cost si.5 Mil lion and has a capacity of volumes with a possibility of expansion to volumes. The present Lander Library has something Over volumes on the shelves according to librarian aim Hare. Named to the commission of higher education s committee on goals for higher education for the Reames found himself chairman of the sub committee concerned with Public and private Library goals for Lac decade. Of the organic Avion. Told a news conference that such an action would meet the . Supreme court mandate of one Man one Vole and probably save South Carolina taxpayers some Money. The general Assembly con Venes tuesday in a special ses Sion to realign the House under order from the supreme court. The special session will Cost taxpayers a Day in legislative pay and subsist Clicc. Lancaster Mill to install million air filter Lancaster api Springs Mills plans to install is .2 million Worth of equipment to remove 97 per cent of the Ash and soot particles from the smokestacks at its Grace Fin Ishing Plant near Lancaster. Floyd e. Williams vice presi Dent for engineering services said the. Installation of four electrostatic Precipio Falorsi should be completed within the next nine to 12 months. U to 73 million pounds not sold Columbia William William l. Harrelson. South Carolina commissioner of Agri culture said Friday he will at tend or have a representative attend a meeting of the Industry wide flue cured to Bacco marketing committee. Next week to push for a weeks extra sales limes on three of the state s markets. The Al Ullins. Lake cily and Timmonsville markets arc still open Harrelson pointed out. But. They May close before All the crop is sold. The commissioner said he expects there will he "12 to 13 million pounds that there won t be sales times for and said if the Leaf cannot be sold in South Carolina it might As Well Wail until next the marketing committee is scheduled to meet tuesday night at Raleigh. ii is empowered to set sales time for All flue cured Holts. South Carolina markets Are on the South Carolina North Carolina hard i Belt. Harrelson attended a meeting i. Liar Aplson. South Carolina commissioner of agriculture said Friday he will attend or have a representative of the state farm Bureau to the farm Bureau group the cause of unsold tobacco was South Carolina sales Opportunity going o North Carolina that s the Root of the problem we be got to get the sales Opportunity in the hands of the Farmers riot the warehouse Harrelson said since a week extra sales time was allowed to Georgia markets earlier this year i Don t see How Ihen cannot let us do youth held in growth trend in i Uusi Siciu lit state s Economy tiny jail cell i 11 i m h i a c1 Valdosta a. Api auction sales on the Georgia Florida flue cured tobacco Belt brought a record average of a Hundred pounds for the 1973 crop the . Department of agriculture announced Fri Day. Although the average was a Hundred pounds higher than last year s average the total volume on the 28 markets was Down from last year. Government loan receipt.1 were the smallest on record. Gross sales for the Sceasor were reported at 153.457 pounds bringing Farmers in us Belt million and including i million pounds in resales the daily average this season reached a Peak of aug. 13. Thel2thdayofsales. Grade averages increased chiefly to a Hundred pounds with a few grades up As much As the Federal state Market news service reported. Lower Quality grades Olun Ripe and immature leaves generally showed the largest gains with prices averaging from to a Hundred pounds Lor three fourths of the grades. The practical top Price was. A Hundred. Auction bid s exceeded their respective government support rates mainly to the mar Ket news service reported. Quality of offerings declined slightly As lie percentage of Good tobacco was smaller while More nondescript was sold. The proportion of Leaf de creased As More smoking Leaf Cullers and lugs were offered. From a color standpoint no lick ably More Lemon and less Orange appeared on the Ware House floors. I sales on the final three mar Douglas and j thursday. Stabilization corp. Race ills. For the season amounted to Only 151.350 pounds or 0.1 per cent of Gross sales. Last year growers placed of j per cell under government loan. Auctions his year began july 21, and 19 markets closed aug. 23. Six others wound up auctions aug. 30. Complete renovation workmen this week reached the half Way Point in their renovation of the 64-year-old Lee county court House. County administrator de Mcelveen reported that the Structure will be completely re worked inside to include one of the most modern court rooms in this a few minor exterior changes and sandblasting will give the building a new look. Originally constructed in 1909, the courthouse is regarded As Lee county s Best known landmark. The remodelling project is expected to be Complete by january 1974. Greenville

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