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The Danville Register from Danville, Virginia · Page 3

Danville, Virginia
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Friday, November 5, 1971
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HEAR CHIEF OF POLICE NEAL MORRIS Sunday Morning At 10A.M. Chief Morris wilt speak to our Youth Depart- ment on the timely sub- ject of "DRUG ABUSE" NEAL MORRIS ALSO AT 10 A.M. * In the Main Auditorium .Hear a timely message by MR. FELIX DODD Christian businessman fiom Em- poria, Va. and a member of Emporlo's Main Street Metho- dist Church. SUBJECT: "What's Happening To Our United Methodist Churches'' R.J. BARBER JR. Pastor To Speak Sunday af 11 A.M. and 7:30 P.M. 3 BIG NIGHTS Mon., Tues., Wei. Nov. 8-9-10 We are pleased to have for fhcse 3 great services. DR. JACK HUDSON From Chotlollc, N.C. The Gethsemane Quartet From' Greensboro, N.C., will provide jpcciol music (or all J services. m T*T Jjic_Rcgistcr: DanYillc, Va., Friday, Nov. 5, 1971 3-A 1 wo North Carolina Counties Will Vote Today On Mixed-Drinks Question CIJAKLOTTK N.C 1 . C A P ^ _ \hn ivir n i- n iwin.» n.-» ,,i,,i,»,o u i.. ---.--- V. CHAKLOTTK N.C. (AP) - Voters in two Norlli Carolina counties go to Die polls Friday to vote on whether alcoholic mixed drinks may be sold in Die counties. Court action and threats of :ovirl action cloud the issue hut essentially the 39,000 residents if Moore Comity in the south- central Sandhills and the 354. 000 residents of Mecklenburg Jounly the state's most ]oju- ous will choose whether liquor may he sokl ly u lc drink as well in stale-owned package lores. Mixed drinks have hccti ille- al in North Carolina since a stale Jaw became effective in January 1909 following a prohi- Jition referendum, Siatc-con- .rolletl package stores out- lawed in the same election were re-established in 1937 on a local option basis. Of (he 100 counties 85 have such stores. Citizen groups in both Moore and Mecklenburg have cam- paigned vigorously for and against mixed drinks. A typical argument in favor of the proposal is one made by Raymond.E. King chairman of the Mecklenburg Citizens for Progress who said: "Con- iiimplion of alcoholic beverages (is) a fact of life one which will not change. Therefore as a community we must deal with the control of that, consumption as intelligently as we can. "Clergymen and lay leaders of all faiths have staled rcpeat- ediy that problems associated with the use of alcohol can best be solved by legal control and legal salc-by-lhe-drink." Allen A. Bailey chairman of Residents for Meaningful Alco- hol Control in Mecklenburg spoke for those opposing the sale of mixed drinks: "To many it is a moral and spiritu- al matter. By taking liquor out of the exclusive control of the state and placing it in the ands of the businessman for resale we are creating an at- mosphere condition and the right climate for organized crime to move into our city." Bailey said eventually if the proposal is approved "Liquoi will be sold in Charlotte truly by the drink and that is by the ounce, "this js going to be a much more expensive methoc of drinking liquor for those citi zens . . who choose to drink.' And he said "Such a display and promotion, of liquor wil lead to greater consumption." Bailey filed a suit last month in Mecklenburg Superior; Cour 1 against the constitutionality *q. the legislative act lhat'enabled the- referendum, lie claims it Is an illegal act regulating local trade. Judge W. K. McLean agreed with part of liie argu- uenl and ruled thai if mixed drinks were approved they covild be sold only in govern- mental buildings. The ruling has been appealed ,o the state Supreme Court but 10 decision is expected for at cast a month. Meanwhile the jencral Assembly passed a hill .0 nullify the referendum if McLean is upheld. Supporters of mixed drinks in Mecklenburg also are pushing "or approval of a companion is- iue on the ballot -- the reten- tion of "brown bagging," Brown-bagging is.the practice of taking one's, own bottle--of- .en in a brown paper bag nlo a restaurant or other puh- ic place. The state issues brown-bag- iing licenses to the cslab- ishmenls and taxes and super vises them. If mixed drinks pass the vot- ers' decision on the brown-bag- ging portion will take effect. Residents of Mecklenburg can decide whether brown-bagging can exist simultaneously with mixed drinks although not in the same establishment. Supporters of mixed drinks such as King point out that if McLean's ruling is upheld ant] brown-bagging is defeated pub- lic drinking may be practically extinct in Mecklenburg. Moore County voters do not have the option of voting for 01 against brown-bagging. Another difference in the Moore and Mecklenburg pro- posals is how liquor would be dispensed in mixed drinks Moore bartenders would pour drinks from regular bottles while those in Mecklenburg would be allowed to use only 1.6-ounce miniatures opened al the customer's table. In each county licenses would he issued only to private clubs Grade A restaurants which take in more money from meals than from alcoho and which have at least 50 seats and--in Mecklenburg-- public auditoriums and olhei government structures. Elections officials in Meek lenburg predict 60,000 to 70,000 ballots may be ' cast. That would be the heaviest ever foi a noncandidale election anc would represent about half the registered voters. Moore elections officials also foresee a heavy vote perhaps as many as 10,000 of the coun. ty_'s nearly 16,000 voters. Under state law no aocoholic beverages may. be sold in the counties Friday. An AP News Analysis By TOM WELLS Associated Press Writer CHARLOTTE (AP)v- Meck- lenburg County's liquor-by-ther drink referendum.'.Friday ,'ljas been called a testing ground/on the issue for the ''entire state, but North Carolinians watching the battle may get eye strain, waiting for the outcome. The reason: It might be weeks, perhaps months, before the courts tell the voters just what they were voting on. The latest legal monkey wrench has just been thrown by the leading opponent of liquor by the drink, Charlotte lawyer Allen Baiiey. The attorney said he would challenge the constitutionaUty of a recent amendment by the General Assembly to its origi- nal 'legislation permitting the referendum. What the assembly said in the amendment was that if li- quor by the drink is approved and if a state judge's ruling limiting where drinks could be served is upheld by. higher courts, the results of the elec- tion would be nullified. The amendment followed ruling by Superior Court Judge William McLean that liquor by the drink could be served only in municipal buildings such as the airport and Charlotte Coli- seum. He said the referendum's lim- itation of sales lo special places was unconstitutional. The refer- endum stipulates that'liquor by the drink can be served only in restaurants scaling 50 or more people, in hotels and motels with '10 or more bedrooms, in private clubs and in convention halls. S u c h l i m i t a t i o n s dis- "All we know," King said, is that the amendment "points on' strongly that it was the Men of the legislature to permit" li quor by the drink in. hotels, res taurants and convention halls. The North Carolina Supreme Court has said it will hear the appeal of the McLean decision but did n ot indicate when i would render a decision. Actress-Model Is Dead Al Aze Of 46 OPEN DAILY 10-10 THU RSDA Y-FRID AY-SATU RDAY .S.Xr«lg« C.,, will.*«*J«**tt»Ml«**«, «**, de Discount criminated places o[ said. against business, smaller McLean BAPTIST TABERNACLE "Home of Danville's Largest Sunday School" E. THOMAS ST. R. J. Barber Jr., Pastor Of the General Assembly's ef- forts to preserve Ihe original intent of the referendum or nullify the results. Bailey said just prior to the election: "Any child knows it would be uncon- stitutional. You can't change the rules in the middle of the game. "I-cl's say you've got n foot- ball same," he said. "It's like saying at the beginning of the ;amc that the team that gels lie must poinls wins, but then al lialflime saying, "1C team A gets tlic most points, we're go 'ng (o cancel the results of this HOLLYWOOD (AP) -- Mar- tha Vickers, a Michigan-horn beauty who starred in Warner Bros, movies in the 1940s and was Mickey Rooncy's third wife, is dead at 46. The one-time photographer's model died Tuesday in Valley Presbyterian Hospital after a long illness. Funeral services will be conducted Friday. Born Martha MacVicar in Ann Arbor, she arrived here at 15 when her father, an automo- bile dealer, look over an agen- cy in suburban Burbank. Martha had no movie aspira- tions until a free-lance photog- rapher look her picture in a drive-in restaurant. That led lo a movie contract, small roles and then a break as the schi- :ophrcnic daughter of a wealthy man in "The Big Sleep." Blue-eyed, with brown-blonde liair, she played a juvenile delinquent in "Why Was I Born?" and had olhcr rolse in 'The Time, the Place and the Girl," "The Falcon in Mexico," 'Bad Boy," "Daughter of Ra- mona," "Ruthless," "Love and Learn" and "That Way With Women." Miss Vickers was married hrce times, in 1!148 to. A. C. [..ylcs, film publicist who later Aimed producer; in 1040-51 (o Rooney, by whom she had a son, Ted, and in MM (o Manuel Rojas, Chilean polo player turned Hollywood actor. Her marriage to Rojas ended in di- vorce in infiS. They had two daughters, Tina and Tessa. "I don't think n court in the land would find it (the General A s s e m b l y ' s bill) con slilulinnnl," Bailey added. All of this means that voters can't be sure what they'll be voting for if they cast ballots for liquor by the drink until the courts unlablo tho IcgYl web. Tho leading proponent of li- quor by tho drink, Ray King, says his side, has discussed the constitutional question of the amendment "in depth," hut has "no judgment on whether or not it's constitutional." A WARNING VOICK VRENA, Swdcn (AT) -- Thieves burgling n church here are usually lorrlficd when a heavenly voice booms down from tho vadcrs: "Remember ihou shall not steal." Hut two would be burglars, unimpressed by Vicar Lars Ek- rclius, la pa recorder device, are now wishing they'd taken tha hint. The Vicar's second line of defense, n three-bell burglar alarm, clanged out n warning (hat resulted in iheir arrest only seconds after the thieves fled Ihc building. ACRYLIC TWEED VESTED PANTSUIT Our Reg. 10.57-10.96 8 44 3-Doys Smart2-piecers with scoop," v-necks, side or button front closings, fashion de- tails, new colors. 8-16. BULKY CMDIGftNS Kt,g.4.88 3 Days Full-fashioned acrylics are belted, novelty stitched. S-M-L BONDED SLACKS Reg. 3. 88 3 Days Straight or flare, many colors and fabrics. 8-18. DRESS' N PANT SUIT SALE Your Choice-Our Reg. 9.88-7 7.47 Dresses, costumes, pant sets that shout "today", for any size or figure. New yoke trends, stand-up collars, lacings. Long or short sleeves. Double knit ^^f ^^« « _ polyesters, textured acetate knits or Orion® aery- ~ a y s lies. Petite 3-11, jr. 7-15, misses' 10-20, Ufc -24% . · T.M, o Ou Pont Corp. 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