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There has been little razzle-dasak
or fanfare about it, but from th?
standpoint of real economics the to
bacco referendum on Saturday, Julj
12, will be one of the most important
elections that has ever been held ii
the flue-cured belt.
In simple terms, what the electior
will decide is whether or not growert
will assess themelves 10 cents ar
acre for a fund to be used in protect
ing and developing the export mar
ket for American grown tobacco,
Traditionally, the flue-cure<j tobaccc
grow an our Carolina farms has hat
a big demand ih other countries, ami
normally 40 per cent >of our total
crop is exported. This meant a total
of 1182,000,000 was returned to
North Carolina farmers last year on
flue-cured exports and 170,000,000 to
growers in South Carolina.
The coming referendum cannot be
tossed aside as just another balloting
?or the mere assessment of about 4-5
cents per farmer annually for the
next three years. It goes far beyond
that. It is a vote on whether grow
ers are concerned enough to protect
the $200 an acre they received from
exported tobacco in 1946.
If there is a good turn-out at the
polls, the effect will be felt both in
Washington and in the capitals ol
foreign countries where "matters of
world trade are decided. If the vote
is weak, then we may be headed back
toward 1932, when according to eco
nomists, world trade was at a stand
still. We know only too well first
hand what priceg were here at-home.
And, with the increasing yield per
acre from tobacco, it aril be difficult
if not impossible to maintain a fair
price if our domestic supply is load
ed down with the 40 per cent that
normally goes for export.
The job of maintaining our export
market is a big one. It is
that will have vital aOe$ not fc
upon the prosperity of tobacco
era, but also upon the people living in
our cities and towns. We hope that
the four dimes and a nickel that the
average grower pdts in, when they
are all added together for adminis
tration by Tobacco Associates,, -will
be enough to do the job.
Looking at this program philoso
phically, it has several encouraging
aspects. For one thing, it is home
grown and stemmed from discussions
among leading farmers right hare in
our flue-cored belt For another, it
is a move on the part of growero in
cooperation with allied interests, to
take a firm step to solve their own
problems in their own way, Apd
finally, the complete control of To-'
bacco Associates is. vested in the*
hands of a board of directors whose
very records are proof that, they will
see to it that every penny paid in by
growers is made to do full duty in
protecting and developing the
foreign market for Ameriom grown
Every grower of flue-cured tobac
co?regasdless of how busy he may
be?should take time out J3atxt.day
to go to the polls and vote.
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, (Christian Science |
There used to be a time. |
at the dime novel tended to be
?HpPtV Nordic and
A new Book-of-the-Moi
choice present* many of the
of the old dime thhriller in
modern dreee, but the
"hero" is that newly fashionable
pe, the alcoholic.
Through how many
of fiction haa the alcoholic hero reel
ed hie aadly riotous way. Hie dis
part of it is that he is
Driving License jf
Tests Given Here
MdtorUta Whose Surname Begins
With 'A' Or V Mast Have
Prior Jan. 1
_ A driving license examiner from
the State Highway and Public Works
Commission is being stationed is
Tarmville each Wednesday for thi
purpose of giving driving license
tests and enabling motorists whom
surname begins with "A" or "B" tc
renew their operators* permit, as re
quired, by law before January 1. Th?
examiner, Mr. Fectherstene, has his
headquarters in the FarmviUe Muni
cipal Building from 9 o'clock each
Wednesday morning until 5 in the
Legislation passed - sby the 1941
General Assembly requires all motor
ists to have their licenses renewed
every four years. The task is being
undertaken in alphabetical order;
and those whose names begin with
the first two letters of the alphabet
must comply with the statute be
tween July 1 and January 1.
State Highway Patrolman L. F
(Larry) Taylor, stationed in Farm
ville, calls attention, to the; severe
penalties imposed on drivers convict
ed of recklessness or operating an au
tomobile while they are under the
influence of liquor. Those convicted
of drunken driving, for the first of
fense, will^ie fined at least, J100 and
costs, with their license revoked foi
one year. On the second offense, the
fine is stepped up to J200 and the
revocation period is lengthened tc
two years.' On third offense cases,
the fine is $500 and the license re
voked for an indefinite period.
Those convicted of reckless driv
ing, on the second offense, will have
their permits suspended for a period
up to one year. The same penalty
win be imposed on those convicted of
cme charge of reckless driving and a
second charge of speeding more than
75 miles an hour.
Sharper teeth placed in the laws
governing the operation of automo
biles on the highways also make it
mandatory that a minimum fine of
925 be imposed on those convicted of
driving without a permit.
FOR SALE, WANTS,
LOST, FOUND, ETC
WANTED?Fertilizer bags.- We pay
10c each for burlap fertilizer bags
and fc each for white fertiliser
bags. B. L. Lang, Farmrille, N. C.
. . 6-12t f
WANTED: Hsftd-shueked shucks.
Any quantity, J. FRANK HARPER,
505 N. Main St., Farmyille, N. C.
FOR SALE: New 2 wheel trailer, 4'
by 8* ateel frame. New baby high
chair. >01 W. Wilson - St. Fine
pont and Trojan dusting i
pont and Trojan dusting powder
for rosea. WESTERN AUTO ASSO
CIATE STORE, Farmville, N. a
RADIO BATTERIES ?We km a
today. WESTERN .AUTO AS
WANTED: CORN! $1.60 per bnabel
la aback or shelled. Price subject
to chance without notice. ? & L.
Lang; FarmTille, N. C, Phoi
JUST RECEIVED ? Shipment of
Boys' aad Girls' BICYCLES ?
Western Ante Associate Stem.
JUST RECEIVED ? Bit Order of
VIGORO, Pruning Shears * Hedge
? Western Ante Associate
Farmrille, N. C.
FOR RENT?Jack for breeding pur
.PECAN GROVE DAIRY.
IUST RECEIVED NICE LOT OF
SEAT COVERS ? Can fit most
WESTERN AUTO ASSO.
GROUP 2. CHRISTIAN
Mrs. Hugh Barrett was hostess to
Group 2, Thursday evening with the
chairman, Mrs. J. H. Paytor, presid
ing and leading the Hidden Answers
taken from "The World Call."
Mrs. Barrett was in charge of the
CROP INSURANCE PROGRAM
NOT AFFECTED, SAYS MANN
There is no pending legislation
that will affect the Federal Crop In
surance Program for 1*47, accord
ing to information received by Julian
E. Mann, North Carolina State Di
rector, from the Federal Crop- In
surance Corporation in Washington.
Contracts already signed to cover
1947 crops were written under the
existing law and will be earned out
NOTICE TO INVESTORS
For a United fine only we are
offering, fuU paid stock in Unit
First COME ....
Farmville Building and Loan
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FARMVILLE, N. C.
The Beat of Better
? PROGRAM ?
WEEK OF JULY 12, 1947
MY PAL TRIGGER
with Roy Rogers, Gahby Hayes,
also, the first thrilling chapter
of "Son of Zorro" ^
and An^y Clyde Comedy
Every Other Lore Story Is Tame
THE SEA OF GRJ
where human hearts Stampede
Tracy - Kifharine Hep
News of the Day
with Ray ?
iiland - Teresa Wright
tdded ahort t fj
? ? Hi
se Meequiteers in
leton - Arthur Lake
3, "Chick Carter"
on that basis, Mr. Maim said.
More than 540,000 farmers in all
parts of the United States have in
sured their 1047 crops according tc
estimates of the Corporation,
This represents a total liability ol
about a half billion dollars based on
current prices of insured commodi
Bands Te Haas MU To Hoi*
and Building Supplies
Farnville Retail Lwnber Yard
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BOYETT TOBACCO SPRAYER
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