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IN FARMYILLE^ PLANS
L. R. Bell and Sons, C.
C. and Robert Ivey AD
Set To Welcome Grow
er Friends In Their
Not content to net m their
laurels won during the 1946
their first ae a member of Fartn
ville't family of warehouse
operators of Bell's Warehouse
dead set or contmuirg their' splendid j
record made last year.
The warehousemen have completed
their extensive preparations for the
handling of sales this season end the
rendering of service which goes a
long with a sale every day.
L. & Bell, who has been promi
nently identified with warehouses in
Eastern Carolina for many years,
and member, of his firm, his sona,
and C. C. and Robert Ivey, are all
experienced men in > the varied
branches of service connected with
of a leaf sales wax*
and they offer patron* cour
se rriee Mid guaranteed satis
faction at Bell's where cordiality an
a warm interest tn each individua
customer will prevail.
-The men making up this firm oi
Bell's have had years of expenenc<
and they know Just how to promote
the interests of their customers.
Assuring farmers of prompt and
expert service by reason of their ex
perience fwd desire to personally
render assistance axe the following,
who make up the force this year: L.
R. Bell and C. C. Ivey, sales mana
gers; Robert Ivey and B. R. Bell, as
sistant sales managers; R L. and J.
R. Bell, clerks; Albert Bell, book
keeper; J. L. Creech, floor man; Mrs.
J. A. Mercer, pay-off bookkeeper;
Emerson Smith and Hobgood Stork,
floor managers; Check Beaman, El
bert Davis, B. C. Bell and Roy Eas
oti, weigh masters, and E. M.
(Black) Littleton, auctioneer. Other
workers, including bookmen, ticket
markers, etc., will serve Jointly on
the forces of the other warehouses
and have already beefa named on
their lists of personnel.
Tobacco Growers Lose
Money By Not Fol
lowing Sales Closely
Tobacco farmers in the Border Belt
are losing thousands of dollars by not
taking full advantage of government
support prices offered ott the ware
house floors by the,, Flue-Oured To
bacco Stabilization Corporation, it
was reported by W. P. Hedrick, to
bacco specialist with the State De
partment of Agriculture.
Hedrick said a survey of sales in
tiie border markets showed a large
amount of tobacco being sold below
government floor prices.
"I. saw pile after pile going from
$1 -to $5 per hundred pounds belov/
the support price", he reported, "and
in some -cases farmers were letting
tWr tobacco go from $10 to |15 per
hundred below. -
"Prices are beginning to level off
at just above support figures by
grade, and it is becoming increasingly
important that the grower check
every pile as his tobacco is being
Sold. ? ? ;>-;?>* ~
"Most of the warehouses are co
operating with growers having the
personnel to assist the farmer in mak
ing support prices available. How
ever, it is still difficult in some cas
for the grower to locate the ware
house employee designated to turn
tobacco over to the Stabilization
Hedrjfk says farmers should follow
the sale of their tobacco, acquaint
themselves with support prices and,
when a buyer bids below the support
prices, call a warehouseman and have
the sale nullified and the tobacco
switched to the Stabilization Cor
It ia the farmer's responsibility to
L. R. BELL
check bid prices against support
prices and get the highest figure for
his tobacco, Hedrick said. v' '
Tobacco Report On
The Border Markets
- The second week of sales an the
South Carolina and Border North
Carolina flue-cured tobacco markets
was characterized by extremely light
volume, especially during the first of
the week, and lower prices for the
majority of grades. The United States
and North Carolina Departments of
Agriculture report most grade aver
ages down $1 and $2 per hundred be
low opening week, with a few drop
ping as much at (i and ffi. However,
?everal grades showed advances of 60c
to $8, but the volume in these grades
was very small. High average for
the week was 669.00 for-good lemon
cutters, but a few individual baskets
A fins lemon cutters reached 662
A large percentage of tobacco was
(till selling below Commodity Credit
Corporation support price. Receipts
to the Flue-CV^d Stabilization Cor
poration were estimated at around 12
per cent of gross Bales, as compared
to an estimate of around 9 per cent
Gross sales for the week amounted
to only 16,462,645 pounds at an aver
age of 646.24 per hundred. This aver
age was 61-91 below the two days
sales" last week. For the seven days
this season, gross sales have amount
ed vto 23,340,790 pounds at an average
>f 646.80. For the same number of
lays last year, 49,622,607 pounds
were sold at an average .of 666 56.
[his difference in volume is attribut
sd to the lateness in harvesting and
x> the strict adherence to the sales
imitation of 1,620 baskets per day
for each set of buyers.
Effective Monday, August 18, the
?ljie-Cured Marketing Committee has
extended sales on the South Carolina
amend the official standard grades
for fine-coxed tobacco, by adding six
new sub-group grades of flight
("lemon colored*) smoking4eaf to
bacco. Ttoe proposed new grades re
cognize the effects of -recent seed,
nuaititie^ of "lem
leaf. These sub
be designated IUL, H2L,
HSL, H4L, H6L, and H?L.
During the past few yean the
light ("lemon colored") smoking
leaf tobacco which will be classified
in these new sub-grades has been in
great demand''and has commanded
darker ("orange colored") smoking
leaf tobacco deaignsted by sab
grades H1F through H6F, inclusive.
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