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High Point Enterprise (Newspaper) - September 20, 1974, High Point, North Carolina Tobacco More cos Fly cigarettes May Rise gradually Kaleigh no. A a tobacco expert says that any cigarette Price increase resulting from the inflationary costs of the 1974 tobacco crop will probably be gradual Over a two year period. John la. Cyrus tobacco marketing specialist for the North Carolina department of agriculture said thursday increased production costs at the factory level a a could have More immediate elect on retail cigarette prices than the record prices being paid for the 1974 crop of tobacco prices this season have averaged More than $100 per Hundred pounds. Some Choice grades have brought $15u. Despite this growers Are not going to make a big gains in net profits because of the extremely High costs of production a Cyrus said in an interview. A the 1974 crop is the most expensive they have Ever produced a he added a this is due to several factors fertilizer Oil and Tuel for curing tobacco and tobacco twine. In fact the Cost of All supplies for production is up in comparison with a year Cyrus pointed out that tobacco companies keep Large inventories on hand so that tobacco can age for two or three years. The cigarettes being produced now contain tobacco mainly from the 1971 and 1972 crops. Some grades from the $973 crop Are also being used he said. The retail Price for a pack of cigarettes ranged from 35-45 cents in North Caloma to 75 cents in some states. There is an eight cent Federal Senate orders Federal pay hikes into effect Washington apr the Senate has told president Ford that postponing Federal pay increases is the wrong Way to tight filiation and ordered the 5.5 per cent raises to take affect oct. I As originally scheduled. Fords first clash with the democratic controlled Congress on an Issue related to the nations economic problems resulted thursday in a 64 to 35 setback in the Senate for the new chief executive. Ford wanted the pay raises for 3.5 million White Collar civilian employees and military personnel delayed until Jan. I saving $700 million and lending psychological support to the anti inflation Effort. However 15 republicans joined 49 democrats in voting to reject Fords proposal. The other 27 republicans and just eight democrats voted with the president. A a you re not going to Stop int lation or even slow it Down with this kind of gimmick a declared sen. Gale w. Mcgee. D-wyo., chairman of the Post office and civil service committee which voted 7 to 0 against detering the pay raise. Assistant Senate Republican Leader Robert p. Griffin of Michigan led the tight for Ford. A a you be got to Start somewhere in the Battle against inflation he said. A Elf the Senate says a not to the president then in effect we Are going to open the floodgates and make it very difficult for the president to ask any other group to exercise restraint a Griffin said. The pay raise was recommended by a presidential Board under a 1970 Law that provides tor a recommendation each year on what changes if any Are needed to keep Federal salaries comparable with those in the civilian sector. Under the procedure the president then accepts or revises the recommendation subject to a veto by either the House or Senate. One Man show plama de Majorca. Spain was a american Painter Mary Colman. 27, is a women a libber but does not object to the fact that her forthcoming show will be billed As a a one Man the paintings Are of the one Man in my life my handsome husband a she explained. Tax nationwide on each pack. Cyrus said state taxes Range from a Low of two cents per pack in North Carolina to 21 cents in Connecticut. North Carolina is the nations largest producer of flue cured tobacco. Cigarette bootlegging from North Carolina has become an increasing problem. A the bootlegging is brought about by the extremely High taxes in other states a Cyrus said. A bootlegging could be curbed by adjusting the tax rates in states where cigarettes Are sen. Moore s wife badly burned Charlotte a mrs. Betty Moore 43, wife of state sen. Herman a. Moore was badly burned at her Home in Charlotte thursday night. Charlotte memorial Hospital said she was in unsatisfactory condition. Police said her Mother found her in the driveway with her clothes on fire and put out the fire with a coat. How her clothes caught fire was not Learned immediately. Sen. Moore hurried Home from the state capital in Raleigh. Restaurants take sugar packets up Raleigh apis now it s those Little packets of sugar that once filled bowls in restaurants that Are disappearing. A since sugars gone up. They re taking it away a said Mark Selden Stein of customers at his restaurant. Other restaurant operators agreed. Last week the Price of a five Pound bag of sugar jumped another 20 cents in Raleigh grocery stores. It hit $2.19 a bag compared to h9 cents a year ago. One Raleigh restaurant took the sugar packets off its tables this week and had the waitresses bring a couple on the tray with Coffee or Tea. A a Good 5 to to per cent of our sugar was walking out in pocketbooks and pockets a said Allen Kreitman the restaurants assistant manager. However Seidenstein and other restaurant managers contacted have accepted the empty sugar bowls As an added Cost. A if we see them taking sugar we stare them Down or give them dirty looks a he said. High Point Enterprise Friday september 20, 1974 5a state Al Cio backs food sales tax repeal Winston Salem apr delegates to the state Al Cio convention Are on record As favouring repeal of the sales tax on food. They said in a Resolution thursday that it hurts a Young and old. Rich and poor Black and the Resolution recommended increased taxes on higher incomes As an alternative. The sales tax is 3 per cent for the state and i per cent Lor local purposes in most areas. State sen. By b Bohakel of Charlotte has said he will introduce a Bill to repeal the state sales tax on food. Also adopted was a Resolution favouring Agency shops. An Agency shop Bill was Defeated by one vote last year. Through an Agency shop a Union serves As an agent for All employees in a bargaining unit and collects dues from employees regardless of Union membership. There were two resolutions favouring the right of Public employees to bargain collectively and go on strike. One however excluded firemen and policemen from the right to strike. When it was pointed out that a Resolution had been adopted earlier that did not exclude firemen and policemen from the right to strike the delegates voted to make both resolutions apply to All Public employees. Wilbur Hobby was reelected president of the state Al Cio without o p position. The three Day convention will end today. Two amendments to the Constitution which were Defeated amid controversy at the convention last year were passed with a few grumbles. The amendment that caused the loudest protest will increase the state organizations share of Union dues from 22v cents a member to 30 cents a member per month. It is about 33 per cent More Money for the state office. The other amendment expands the state executive Board from 20 to 25 members allowing for five ranking vice presidents to be added. Encyclopedias Here s a life time education for your family your children your grand children and great grand children. From $39.95 up. 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