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Vote Against Shar
ing ABC Profits!
IS Ptr Cent Of
WUlMNit Approval Of
Pitt'a Board of Commissioners
las* Friday rdgfct lost an attentive
ear to representatives of towns who
requested that 26 per cent of the
liquor store profits be given to their
towns but went on record as oppos
ing any distribution of funds without
special legislation approved by the
citizens in a county-wide referen
Along with other Pitt1 towns,!
Farmville was well represented at
Speaking for a division of the pro-!
fits were Mayor Jack Boyd of Farm
vill, Mayor J. W. Joyner of Farm
ville, Mayor J. L. Taylor of Aydan,
L. M. James, speaking for Mayor
J. W. Rook of Bethel, Mayor Ear!
Trevathan of Fountain, Mayor Aah
ley Elks of Grimeslaad, Marvin K.
Blount for the City of Greenville, J.
B. Kittiel 1, John B. Lewis of Farm
ville, and others.
D. J. Whichard, who advoated "a
division of the profits, pointed out
that since it had been suggested
the people of the county be permitted
to express their will in the matter,
it would be appropriate at the same
time to give voters an opportunity
to say whether they want to continue
the present ABC system of handling
liquor or not He declared the coun
ty would be better off without the
liquor and the profits.
Opposing the proposal to divide
the ABC prpfits were Mayor Ivan
Bisaett and T. J. Williams of Grif
fon, Ray Oglesby, R. H. McLawhorn
and George Cox of Winterville, Dr.
Paul Jones and Ben Lewis of Farm
ville, and John G. Clark of Green
ville, and others.
Dr. Jones reminded the assemblage
that there are 76 counties in the state
without liquor stores and that it
would be wise to handle this situa
tion with care. Attorney Blount as
serted that 18 of the 26 divide the
profits with towns in counties with
the ABC system wherein liquor is
Thtf following resoution was un
animously adopted by the Board: .
"Resolved that the Board of Coun
ty Commissioners, believing that the
A. B. C. program .was inaugurated
by the people of Pitt County under
the special condition that the pro
gram was one ot control primarily
and that the net profits, if any, would
be paid into the General Fund of
Pitt County, which would touch and
affect every tax payer in all sec
tions of Pitt County fairly and
Now, be it resohed, that the Board
of Commissioners fee1 that any
change from the -present system
should only be had as the result of
a.county-wide election duly called for
And be It further resolved that
should any special legislation be pro
posed for adoption by the General
Assembly of North CswiM? purport
in* to change the preeaut status of
net profits derived from A. B. C.
stores in Pitt County that then It is
respectfully submitted that tike people
of Pitt County should-be given an
opportunity tip be heard." -
Don't throw away a good pair of
galoahes just because the inside is
dirty and likely to rain your hose.
The lining can be cleaned aa easily as
the oatside. Simply torn the over
shoes inside out. Put them in a tub
of warm, soapy water to soak a few
minutes. Then with a small fairly
soft brush, scrub over the entire lin
ing. For very soiled galoshes, you
may need to repeat the operation.
1m view of the increased |
for marketing tobeceo j
excess of farm acreage allotment
and loan eligibility requirement#,
V. Taylor, chairman of the
ty AAA committee, cautioned flue
cured tobacco farmers this
against planting in excess of their
Mr. Taylor pointed out that all
tobacco produced in excess of farm
acreage allotments this year will be
subject to tax amounting to 40 per
cent of the 1944 average market
price instead of the flat IV) cents per
pound effective in past years.
"Planting in excess by the larger
of .3 of an acre or $ per cent of the
farm allotment disqualifies all to
bacco produced within the allotment
from support 10888," he stated, "and
in such cases only the excess produc
tion will be eligible for support
price?and that at just 60 per cent
of the loan rate."
Growers planting within their al
lotments will be eligible for support
price at the loan rate on all tobacco
produced. The loan rate will be 90
per cent of parity as of June 16.
? Fflctery-opprtved Hitiwdf
HOURS EOR EYE EXAMINATION
Daily * ' Wednesday
8-.S0 to 4:30 Until Noon
DR KENNETH L. QUIGGINS
109% W. 4th Street, Greenville, N. a
FRIDAY NIGHT, APRIL 18th, ? 9 Til
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High School Gym ? Fai
High School Gym ? FarmviUe, N. C.
to originate from Charleston,
April 7,' when the light
USS Houston, steams out
of the Charleston harbor bound for
San Juan, Puerto Rico, carrying 220
Naval Reservists from the Sixth Na
val District for a two weeks' train
Hobbs is the first of the Navy's
volunteer reservists in Walstonburg
to be called to active duty for this
The Houston will spend sufficient
time in San Juan to give all re
servists ample time for shore leave
or liberty. The cruise is part of
the Navy's V-6 training program,
membership in which is a pre-requis
ite to make such a trip.
The reservists will receive full
Navy sea pay and allowances while
on the cruise.
All former male enlisted veterans
of all branches of the service up to
64 years of age who have an honor
able discharge or were discharged
under honorable conditions may en
list or reenlist In Class V-6 for in
active-duty. A recent change in re
quirement also makes non-veterans
in the 17-40 age bracket eligible.
Navy veterans may reenlist at the
rate held at time of discharge, and
veterans of other branches Of service
are eligible to apply for enlistment
in the same pay grade they held in
the Army, Coast Guard, or Marine
Corps. Further information may be
secured by writing the Office of
Naval Reserve Procurement, Sixth
Naval District headquarters, Naval
Base, S. C.
State College Hints
To Farnj Home Makers
Economy is the watchword of the
well-dressed woman. When pluming
a spring wardrobe, choose a good
basic color?preferably black, brown,
navy or dark green.
One item which is wore often is
a coat. Steer cledr of bright shades
or flashy plaids. It's smart to choose
a good basic color for an all-purpose
coat and then brighten it with vivid
colors in dresses and accessories.
Black is flattering to larger figures
and remains smart year after year.
For sophistication combine red,
kelly green or orange accessories
with black. Pastel shades?pink, yel
low, lavender, or turquoise?combined
with black add ? up to femininity
rather than sophistication. Navy has
a fresh, smart look and can be worn
all year round. Especially good for
younger girls is dark brown, which
ranks second in popularity to black. .
Taxes Net State Over
Following,clffsely predictions that
general fund revenue for this fiscal
year will reach almost 114 million
dollars, the State Department of Re
venue reported Tuesday that collec
tions through March 31 stood at the
record-breaking' figure ' of $95,466,
623, as compared with $90,453,171
for all of last fiscal year. There
are three more months left in this
In its monthly report, the depart
ment announced that income tax re
turns alone now stand at an all
time high of $46,739,256. At least an
additional five million dollars is ex
pected to be collected before July 1.
The more than. 95 million dollars
already collected exceeds by almost
24 millions the .$71,811,172 received
up through ifarch 31 of last year.
The total figure reported yesterday
is more than five millions over the
entire general fund collections for
the 194&-46 fiscal year, when a total
of $90,458,171 poured into the States
Principal items of revenue mak
ing up the 95-million-dollar figure
are the income, sales, franchise an^
beverage taxes. With $46,739,256
already collected, total income tax
collections for the year were esti
mated. Saturday at 52 millions. As of
March 31, total receipts from the
sales tax stood at 126,110,143, while
Department of Revenue estimates
state that the tax is expected to
yield a total of 35 million dollars for
this fiscal year. V/' .'<'V ?
The franchise tax, which has net
ted a total of $7,666,666 so far is
the third largest item reported. Esti
mates place the total franchise tax
collections for this fiscal year at
$8,700,000. The beverage tax has
Easter Seal Sate
reports that the sale
Thursday, March 27, and
nesday, April 2, was
amount collected was $76.04.
W. C. Har
W. C. Harrell, $1.26; tenth
Ma Carol Modlin, $1.00;
-grades, Mrs. R. LeRoy Rol
At midnight, January 1, 1946, al!
ma of the Third Army- roared oat
for 20 rateutee in a "New Year's
Greeting" to German troopa.
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UBBY'S OLIVES:: 38f
THAT REAL HOME MADE FLAVOR?PUFF'S
GINGER BBEAD ?. 23'
SPAGHETTI ~ 19'
CRISP AND SPICY LIBBY MIXED
NABISCO FIRST QUALITY FINE BREAKFAST
100% BBAN - 21'
KELLOCQ'S PURE WHOLE
TENDER. FLAKY. DELICIOUS FLAKO ^
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WALBECK GARLIC F ? ;
DILL CHIPS : 10?
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PRIME RIB ROAST
Sftioked Skinned HAMS, whole
Grade A, lb. Grade B, lb.
Grade A, lb. Grade B. lb.
Grade A ? lb.
Skinless FRANKS JM,
Dressed and Drawn FRYERS
Select, Standard, pt (
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* U. S. No. 1 Sweet Potatoes
3-lbs. selectedl'" 3-lbs., regular
? ? 25c ? ? 19c ?
Sweet Juicy Florida Oranges ?Qs?
2 large heads
p U. & No. 1 Idaho
5-lbs. bulk ' 10-lbs. mesh
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