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British Withdraw Buyers From EC Tobacco Markets (Editor’s Note: The fol lowing story is presented as representative of the situa • on on all the eastern Caro lina tobacco markets—with respect to the British virtu ally halting the buying of to bacco yesterday.) By JOHN SIKES WALLACE, Oct. 23. — This jrticle is written by request, a :ort of indirect, back-of tbe-hand request. I was on the floor of one of .ne tobacco warehouses here this morning talking with F. B. Reynolds, U. S. Department of Agriculture inspector h°re, about the effect on tobacco sales of the British decision to cUt to the bone their purchases on American tobacco markets. (Ca’d heard about this drastic decision only a few minutes be fore. A voung farmer who had to bacco on the floor for sale and who knew neither Reynolds nor me said, to no one in particu lar “I reckon that fellow who’s COMPLETE LINES Men, Women and Children’s Wear KOTLER'S 601 Castle St. been writing about the Wallace market will have something to write about now. ’ He said it sarcastically be cause he had noted prices were definitely off and I had been writing all along about the good prices that have been prevail ing in Wallace. His sarcasm didn’t worry me. I ti'as just sorry he was forced into the observation at all be cause I, and everybody else who has any connection with the Wallace market, would like to see tobacco sell higher and higher. It is no consolation to us on the market over here that all tobacco markets everywhere have been affected by this vir tual withdrawal of the British interests from the market. No Comfort It is certainly no comfor* to us that we have heard today that Wallace has suffered less from the withdrawal than most markets in the Eastern North Carolina belt. It is only natural that Wallace should hold up per haps a bit better than the oth ers because it is a patent fact that the farmers of our section grow better tobaccos than in most sections-- and better tobac cos are holding firm despite the British cut. This fact is attested to by the figures that show Wal lace to be at the top of all markets in the belt for price averages. No, this gives us little con solation. Wallace warehouse men, living and doing business in a small community, are noted for taking a personal in own/mm ul tytxrtjyuj NATIVE FRESH PORK SHOULDER... v.a lb. 45c NATIVE DRESSED & DRAWN FRYERS.lb. 47c I - .. NATIVE DRESSED AND DRAWN HENS.lb. 47c 1 TENDERIZED HOCK OR BUTT HAMS...... rc lb. 49c MORRELL’S YORKSHIRE OR ARMOUR’S DEXTER BACON.. lb. 75c SWIFT’S SOUTHERN BELLE BUTTER.lb. 73c READY FOR THE OVEN FROZEN ROLLS.. pkg. 71c The Specials Are In Effect In Addition To Our Regular Items In Our Home Service Stores Ad — KINSEY GOLD LABEL $040 4 5 QT. *21# PT. 86.8 Proof • 65% Grain Neutral Spirits • Kinsey Distilling Gorp.. Linfield. Pa. iwrfmti' jmwssBMSsuaae&imm■—■—w—■ ....— ... - -—1 HERE’S AN AERIAL VIEW of a brush fire which destroyed several hundred acres of small woodland in Colonie, near Albany, N. Y., blocking traffic and endangering a number of homes in the area. Fire fighters were hampered by lack of water. At one time the blaze was seven miles long and two miles wide. All New York State’s woodlands were closed to the public as the forest fire situation became critical. (International) terest in the problems of farm ers who sell tobacco with them. It hurts them when their farm er-cusomers are forced to get less for their tobaccos than they think they should. Now, let’s see just how the British cut, which just became effective with today’s sales, is affecting the farmer and nis pocketbook. Up through yesterday the Wallace Market had sold 13, 289,154 gross pounds of tobacco this year for a total of $5,882, 529.44. That is an average per hundred pounds of $43.82 (The net pounds — actual amount of producers’ tobacco that has flown across warehouse floors here this year—would be a bit less than that, but the average would be a few cents per pound higher.) Yesterday’s sales of 277,000 pounds brought an average of $44.44 per hundred. AVERAGES $40.94 Today with the Export and Imperial Tobacco companies’ buyers in the sales line but buy ing comparatively few pounds. 224,386 pounds were sold for $91,930.94. This was an average of $40.94 per hundred. inus, the difference between I today, when British buyers were not buying, and yesterday, I when they were, was $3.50 per hundred pounds—$3.50 per hun dred pounds less than it was yesterday, hat is also $2.88 per hundred pounds less than the season’s average. I do not know yet whether thgse figures reflect a true pic ture of the situation. I do know they scotch frantic and gossipy reports that the market was off $10.00 per hundred. The market was not off $10 00, or even near it, per hundred pounds. It was off $3.50 per hun dred pounds from yesterday and $2.88 from the season’s average. They are figures taken directly from the reports made by the buyers here to their companies. The domestic companies — Liggett and Myers, Reynolds, American, Brown and William son, P. Lorrilard, Philip Morris, and others—paid as much for their types of tobacco today as they’ve been .paying all along. The better grades of smoking tobacco were bought mst as readily today by these domestic companies as they were yester day. Prices of $60 per hundred were just as usual today as they were yesterday. I know of one farmer—Clay ton Batts, who farms near Tin City for Roy Baines of Wallace — who happened to be selling his tobacco nearby while I was talking to Reynolds. Batts aver aged $60 per hundred for about 1,500 pounds of tobacco. There were many others with individ ual averages equally as good, j COMMUNICATION STATION PLANS ANNOUNCED BY CAA Tentative plans of the Civil Aeronautics administration call for completion at Bluethenthal airport here a communication sta tion to be used in lieu of a control tower until a tower can be erect ed by December 1, CAA officials announced here yesterday. They pointed out, however, that it is likely that the station will not be set up by the proposed date. At pi'esent, it was stated, the CAA is attempting to locate a suitable building at the local field and others at six other North and South Carolina airports in which to place the stations. Already personnel for the sta tions has been tentatively set up, it was stated. The other airports to get the stations are Elizabeth City, Ashe ville - Hendersonville, Lumber ton, New Bern, Rocky Mount, and Myrtle Beach, S. C. CAST ANNOUNCED FOR CLUB’S PI Y Whiteville Civitans To Give Play Beginning Next Wednesday WHITEVILLE, Oct. 23. — Cast and chorus rehearsals for the Whiteville Civitan Club's “Corns apoppin” show to be presented next Wednesday and Thursday, October 29-30, got underway Tuesday night. The cast which calls for six women and four men will exhibit the acting talents of the following members of the Civitan Club. Gene Porter as Cousin Linney Pearl. C. D. Pickerrell as Elviry Jud kins. L. A. Bruton as Henry Judkins. Dave S. Neilson as Miss Twit ty. Paul Woodall as Squire Hicks. Wade Horne as Aunt Bessie. George Spivey as Elmer Jud Jcins. „ _ , Martin Schulken as Sue Jud kins. G. E. Weaver as Mazie Mae. Bob Hodges as Bob Sandrock. Paul Judson Williamson and Happy Sam Fowler will offer specialty numbers during the presentation and the Whiteville High School Band, under the di rection of Bob Hodges, will play before the show and during in termissions. High School girls are now being selected for the chorus routines. Miss Marialyce Wheeler is here to direct the cast and assist Civi tans in planning tor the popular show. . Advance sale of tickets is be ing handled by the cast, chorus and other members of the organi zation. A United States flag made from silk gowns donated by la dies of Portsmouth, N. H., was the first national ensign to be saluted at sea by a foreign power.____ but Batts’ was the only name I jotted down. HEAVY LEAF OFF The prices were off on the heavy leaf normally bought by Imperial and Export, These companies had been paying from $50 to $56 for a lot ot these types. Today some of these sold as low as $46. These prices were the ones that gave rise to the erroneous rumor that tobacco prices had dropped $10 per hundred. Since Export and Imperial do not normally buy as heavily as the American companies it is as incorrect to judge the entire market by these type reductions as it would be to say a whole herd of dairy cows was no good because wo cows gave only three gallons of milk per day while all the rest were each giving five gallons per day. The figures as a whole, while admittedly off from yesterday and when compared with the figures for the entire season, were off just what I wrote above: $2.88 per hundred from the entire season’s figures and $3.50 per hundred from yester day’s. I have no idea how tobacco will sell tomorrow, nor whether subsequent sales will recoup the losses suffered today. I do not believe anybody knows, even Prime Minister Clement Attlee of England, himself. It’s one of these situations which involves the whole complex problems of world economy, which have been increasing ever since, and before, World War Two’s end. TEACHERS GATHER IN GREENSBORO Fifteen Countries Of North western District To At tend Meet GREENSBORO, Oct. 23—(.4>!— Approximately 3,000 teachers and school officials from 15 counties within the Northwest ern district of the North Caro lina Education association will convene at Woman’s college here tomorrow. The occasion is the Northwest ern district’s 25th annual con vention, theme of which is “From yesterday to tomorrow. ’ Delegates to the gathering will be welcomed by Dr. W. C. Jackson, chancellor of Woman’s college, at 10 a. m. Principal speakers at the morning session will be C. Reid Ross of Lillington, president of the superintendents’ division, and R. L. Weaver of Chapel Hill program director of resource education. mgnngntmg tne atternoon program will be an address by Dr. Walter A. Flick, head of the department of psychology at Washington and Lee univer sity. Dr. Clyde A. Erwin of Ra leigh, state superintendent of public instruction, will open the afternoon session with greet ings. New officers of the associa tion will be announced follow ing this meeting. Voting was held in schools throughout the district Wednesday. About 20 divisional meetings will be held in various build ings at the college in late after noon. Three departmental con ferences will be held as dinner sessions in the evening. FLOWER WEEK SET BY FLORIST November 2-9 Will Be Sponsored By Society Of American Florist WHITEVILLE, Oct. 23. — Flor ists of Columbus county were ad vised this week that the week of November 2-9 has been set aside as National Flower Week under the sponsorship of the Society of American Florists. Martin Schulken, vice chair man for the observance in this area, said the week was designed not to promote the sale of flow ers but with the hope of fostering a “greater appreciation of the beauty, joy and consolation of flowers.” More details of the forthcoming observance will be available lat er, Mr. Schulken said. Columbus county florists firms which will participate in Nation al Flower Week include White ville Florists, Moss Flower Shop, Myrtle Hill Florists, all of White ville; Hickman’s Florists of Ta bor City; Chadbourn Florists and Myrtle Flower Shop of Chad bourn; Magnolia Gardens of Fair Bluff and possibly others. RABBI JACOBS WILL SPEAK ON NAVY DAY AT TEMPLE TONIGHT In harmony with Navy Day to be celebrated here next Mon day, Rabbi Pizer W. Jacobs of Temple Israel, will deliver a sermon tonight on that subject. Rabbi Jacobs will speak on “Navy Day, Be Prepared,” at eight o’clock tonight. The pub lic is invited. _ NEW DUFF’S MIX for Delicious HOT ROLLS OMen fine Du/ft Mixes GINGERBREAD. . WAFFLE '..HOT MUFFIN w. - 1 GRANGE STUNNED BY BRITISH ACT Recall Of Tobacco Buyers Puts Farmers At Meet In Dithers GREENSBORO, Oct. 23—W— North Carolina farm leaders went into a huddle here tonight after announcement of the Brit ish ban on tobacco imports ex ploded during a session of the state grange convention. After Mrs. Harry B. Caldwell, master, stunned abut 400 dele gates with the announcement, her husband and newly elected successor called an emergency meeting of the excutive com mittee for tonight. Caldwell ex plained the report shocked Grange farmers so they took no action during committee reports which followed. A report to state tobacco growers was expected follow ing the executive committee meeting. Mrs. Caldwell issued the fol lowing statement: While we sympathize fully with the plight of the British in this emergency, we realize more than ever that it is im perative that we develop pro grams to help in the restoration of economic conditions through out the world which will make possible the restablishment of normal trade relations. “This startling announcement should stimulate increase pro duction of milk, livestock, and other commodities in short sup ply so North Carolina economy will not suffer too much from these r e c e n t developments abroad.” Convention delegates voted at this morning’s session to hold their 1948 meeting in Wilson. This selection followed the cus tom of rotating the convention between the east and west. Senator William B. 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New Glue Is Developed Stronger Than Rivets AKRON, O. —A new type of synthetic glue twice as strong as brass rivets has been de veloped by the B. F. Goodrich Co. J. E. Thomas, a company ex executive, said an automobile manufacturer will start to use it this fall to anchor truck brake linings and eventually will use it on his passenger cars. Thomas said the new glue used on brake linings may outmode the use of rivets, since the lining then can be worn down to the shoe with out replacing it and without the danger of rivet heads cutting r'd ges in the brake drums. In Japan, one-fourth acre of land is harvested for each per son; in the United States it’s about three acres per person. (What a joy It I* to use Capudino for simple headache and neuralgia. It not only relieves the pain, out also allays the ’esulting upset nerves. Acts quick because it': liquid. Try Capudine. Use only ao directed. • <■*********************************************** * Special Sale % Studio Couches $ 19.50 I 11. 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