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Second Section Local News THE DANVILLE REGISTER gP.EgHer-Pqy latin Students Do As The Romans Did DANVILLE, VA., FRIDAY MOKNING, APEIL 21. 1967 Classified Legal R Second Section cmsvL " ^ ' t ^ ' ~ ? s s i ^ j ^ -- *M%/f?$'jy$j2i'''' i *~^'^' ·',, . . · , ', '', ,'^-, '"**-/'*',/'· ;H ; ~;^ * '- v -~" ; ' ' - "',; -"', S52fS^W*t ^cs::3Saafcm :.'«£«L;... "PUELLA PULCHRAE" _ Several of the attractive "pa- SS 1 S Tdressed fa toe a ttire of the typical Roman woman. The slaves at the left are washing the hands of the makesbift GW Latin Students Dine, 'Wine* In Rome's Honor symcs ' - in the a classic pose at GW - ^tracts fine art of "tog.vwrappinn " Fcldmin ns- while watching. PP S * CJ(lman ab * Tributes to Bacchus and traditional Roman treachery v prevailed at George Washing- ton high school yesterday as the Latin students of Miss Ann Andrews feasted the 2720th anniversary of the founding of Rome and ac- claimed new officers for the next year. The students dressed In typical Roman attire, continu- ed their week-long activities in Latin, yesterday by kicking off the birthday celebration for the "Eternal City" with a sacrifice to Bacchus -- the Roman God of Wine. The two "High Priests" for the ritual, Bob Feldman and Rick Bendall, intoned their pleas to the great giver of wine and Bacchus answered in tones resembling the Roll- ing Stones, the Byrds and the Loving Spoonful. The two "Consuls" (this year's Latin Club's leaders)-- Vic Shiflett and Clyde deLoach were drawn by "slaves" to the ceremony in chariots, especial- ly created for the event. After offering wine to Bac- chus (who is supposed to re- turn the favor and enliven the affair), the latter-day Latins, retired to the cafeteria for the traditional Roman feast. Slaves washed the hands of the Plebian feasters and serv- ed the meal -- consisting of several courses beginning with hard-boiled eggs according to ancient Roman tradition. The service of wine was done in accordance with the custom of the day -- with dice being thrown to determine the amount of water to be mixed with the wine. The wine (rest easy, parents) was a combina- tion of government surplus orange juico with prune juice added for oropcr color. In order to illustrate some of the m o r e treacherous aspects of several of Rome's Caesars, the wine destined for this year's "Consuls," was poisoned paving the way for the acclamation of next year's "Consuls". Consul Shiflett and Consul DeLoach expired to al- low for the ascendance of next year's "Consuls", David Price and Richard Greene. The funeral oration of Per- icles was read by Ronald Lovelace, to the "Romans"' to impress them with the concept of Democracy rather than rule by terror or assassination. Named as "Scribe" (secre- tary) for the next academic year was Lindy Koplen. Bon- nie Kushner was selected as ' Quaester" (treasurer). Sciioolfield PTA Supper Set Today Patrons of the Schoolfield P.T.A. will sponsor a supper at the School Cafeteria today, starting at 5:00. There will then be two per- formances of the "Schoolfield P.T.A. 1967 Spring Frolic" Tal cnt Show with the first show starting at 7:00 and the sec ond show at 8:30. Tickets will be on sale at the door. Parents and friends are in vited to attend. NEW POST Miss Alice C. Hodnett, a na- tive of Danville, has been des- ignated a certified public pur- chasing officer by the National Institute of Governmental Pur- chasing of Washington, D.C. Sho is currently chief of the procurement b r a n c h of the Atomic Energy Commission's New York operations office. Protest Of Marketing Restrictions Local Leaf Warehousemen Withdraw From Old Belt Tobacco Association Danville tobacco warehouse- men have withdrawn from the Old Belt Tobacco Warehouse Association in 1967 in a pro- test against marketing restric- tions they contend are costing them sales. The withdrawal will have no effect on the local market this fall since Danville still will be operating under regulations es- tablished by the Bright Belt Warehouse Association. Ironically, the regulations the Danville warehousemen find so chaffing are set by the Bright Belt. As a result of their with- drawal from the Old Belt as- sociation, they no longer will have a voice in the inner councils of the Bright Belt. The board of governors of the Bright Belt Warehouse As- sociation is composed of sev- en persons from each of the five flue-cured belt associa- tions. The Danville warehouse- men's withdrawal from the Old Belt association does dramatize, their opposition to the sales restrictions under which Danville's share of total Old Belt sales have fallen from 25.1 per cent ia 1962 to 22.4 last year. Danville is the perennial top seller among the 19 Old Belt markets in Virginia and North Carolina. To avoid congestion at pro- cessing plants, the Bright Belt Warehouse Association in re- cent years has sought to stem the flow of tobacco to markets by limiting the daily sales time and reducing the maximum weight of baskets from 300 to 200 pounds. Danville warehousemen ar- gue this results in blocked sales on then- market and Repeal Part Of Costs In Traffic Case Violations Suggested By Study Group The first of a series of re- wmtirf hava f^. T,,V. «,,,, ^ , '^. ... . . . . *· ginia Traffic Safety Study Com- it will hold seven , public ments on the reports. ne* ed in court costs for those con- ' in Danville on May 16. in cases in which Commonwealth's Attorney be represented. _, ----^ _ -- - vmci let me recommendations releas- committee: ed yesterday were those of the mittee --, ·. ctuLuis anu me ,S? . e S£? 6 2 e £ ^ om TM ittee tenc i?g pwe,. of mation will be available to pros- ecutors and the court for sen- made a total of 15 recommen- ° e t o ii or v e c e aw present five dollar cost offenses should have discretion ° W highway faods for c» -- -···j "^ u. .uj.u r J-"£ T--*·---" traffic violation, to suspend the fl»«««~ n °.* e TMrtny recommen- defendant's license for a period daturas called for appointment of up to ten days rather than election of justices -The date of the offense ra- of the peace and for prosecutors ther than the date of convic- to appear in court on all con- tion should be contoolS in tested moving traffic violations, determining whether two £ *££? C °f m -l tt ^- f avet . no mdi ' m °re violations have occurred cation who it thinks should be within a specific period given authority for appointment --Local law enforcement offi- of justices of the peace but cers should be eivpn trainintr fSSffl'J^.TSSJSw S* J5-3?SE»rS If prosecutors were required to be present for all contested Fieldcrest Sales Doivn First Quarter SPRAY, N. C. .Fieldcrest Mills' sales for the first quar- ter of 1967 were $34,973,000, down one per cent from $35,448,- 000 in 1966. Sales of Laurel- crest Carpets, a tufted carpet mill acquired Jan. 1 are in- cluded in the first quarter sales figure for 1967. Excluding Laurelcrest, 1967 sales were 4.6 percent below last year on a comparable ba- sis. Earnings were $704,000 com- pared to $1,436,000 and were equal to $.20 per share in 1967 compared with. $.42 in 1966. In announcing the first quar- ter results Wednesday, Harold W. Whitcomb, Fieldcrest presi- dent, said earnings were affect- ed primarily by the slowdown in customers' orders beginning in the final quarter of 1966 and continuing during the first quar- ter of this year. "Although consumers' pur- chases in most of our lines have held up very well, pur custom- els have been reducing their in- ventories and restricting new orders to nearby delivery," Whitcomb said. "Following the historic pat- tern of previous slowdowns, re- tail sales of big .ticket items such as automobiles, major home appliances, furniture, car- pet and rugs have been hit first and hardest across the economy. "Our floor covering division is no exception and its results accounted for $.16 of the drop in earnings per share from last year's result for the quarter. The remaining $.06 decrease was spread over the other di- visions and subsidaries. 'We see no immediate signs of improvement overall, but do not feel the first quarter results are indicative oE our year's per- formance. The improvements in new housing starts should be reflected in sales of our floor covering divisions later this year. "Employment and personal income is at a very high level which should be reflected in retail sales. Our backlog of orders for future delivery is good relative to our current vol. umc of sales," Whitcomb added. PULPIT EXCHANGE An e x c h a n g e of pulpits, planned by ministers of the Fellowship of Evangelism, will be carried out this Sunday by the ministers of 16 different churches in the Danville area. The exchange, a week in ad- vance of the Ford Philpot Cru- sade in Danville, is designed to give church congregations an opportunity to hoar preachers other than their own. However this could 'si?ce is Other recommendations of the --Arresting officers should be to request an abstract conviction record of -Every °TM r havin» iuris- vehfcle Taw any case ^hen the defendant of a moving general training courses. first $1,200 of their salary so that retirement benefits for troopers can be made more .- competitive with private indus- L- try. --Longevity should be con- sidered in determining the troopers' salaries to encourage long-term careers. --Legislation should be en- acted to lessen time spent by police in court testifying to the accuracy of radar equipment m speeding cases. --A uniform traffic ticket should be used throughout the state. . --Up-to-date Information on changes in motor vehicle laws should be covered in a one-day extra session of the annual Judicial Conference of Virginia for Courts Not of Record. --Judges of the courts not of record should be permitted as are judges of the courts o; records, to amend warrants in their discretion. --In _ all instances where the Commissioner of the Division o; Motor Vehicles is required to revoke or suspend an opera- tor's or chauffeur's license, no- tice of his action should be deemed sufficient if sent to the last known address of the li censee on file at the division. --Further study should be un ct t ^ ? ,~ ~--: --i-uiuuei siuuy snouid D6 Un S l ate , JP( l llce Reto ement dertaken on arrest and sum matters^ Buildings Contract Is Let On Boy Scout Reservation REIDSVILLE, N. C. -- With 73 per cent of the $350,000 goal now raised, a contract has been let for the first buildings on the new Cherokee Council Boy Scout Reservation in Caswell County. E. M. Wilkerson and Son of Roxboro, N. C., low bidder, al- ready has started work on the main building, a 4,100-square- foot structure that will house the camp commissary, quarter- master area and trading post. This building also will have cover areas on two sides tak- ing in another 1,400 square feet. In addition to this, Wilkerson will errect ten latrines and washstands, one in tech troop- site, and two program shelters. Plans are being drawn now for a rifle range and a central shower facility. Meanwhile, R. J. Turner Well Drilling Co. has already drilled 245 feet on a well that will provide the camp with water. The well was produc- ing eight gallons per minute at that depth. Turner, who is donating this work to the camp, has been authorized to drill to 300 feet to see if a better producing well might result Sam W. Smith Construction Company has cleared the lake site and presently is putting in Verdict Favors Defendant In 'Jane Doe' Case A verdict for a defendant 'John or Jane Doe" was hand- ed down by a seven-man jury in Corporation Court yesterday in a $50,000 action brought by Mrs. Ida P. Morgan Martin for injuries received in an ac- cident last year. Mrs. Martin, the plaintiff, sought recovery for severe in- juries received in a wreck she claimed was caused by a wom- an driver, who left the scene and has not been found, In the accident which oc- curred June 6, 1966 at Locust Lane and Farrar St., the plain- tiff said the other car cut in front of her causing her to swerve to avoid striking it. Mrs. Martin said she lost con- trol and her car went over a curb and down a 10-foot bank against a block wall. Witnesses for the defense tes- tified the Mavtin vehicle was racing another vehicle up Lo- cust Lane, with one witness saying the plaintiff's vehicle was in front of the other ve- hicle, when it did go out of con- trol. , the dam, which is about two thirds complete. A lake of over 20 acres will be created. The work at the reservation is proceeding at a vigorous pace in an effort to have it rea dy for this summer's campers Also moving at a steady pace is the drive for funds to pur- chase and equip the 1,400-acre site. As of mid-week, $255,000 had been collected with a $2,50( gift from Chase Bag Company of Reidsville being the lates sizable donation. W. E. Malphrus, Council Scou executive, said ample pledge cards are still being worked to exceed the goal, particularly i business and industry is to con tinue to support the campaign in the pattern set by Chase Bag. He noted the Chase Bag gif represented $10 per employe above average for gifts receiv ed from industry in the council John Bender, local manager for Chase Bag, said the gif will be used to establish a me morial to R. Frank Marcos long-time active Scouter anc vice president of the Cherokee Council until his recent death Mr. Marcus was office man ager of the local Chase Bag plant for a number of years He received the Silver Beaver Award in 1966 for out-standing service to youth through scout ing. Bender said the Marksman ship Range at the new camp will be established as the me- morial to Mr. Marcus. New Officers Elected By VFW Post 647 New officers -were elected and a national citation awardec in activities at Post 647 of the Veterans of Foreign Wars las night. Jimmy Kinder was elected post commander for the nex year, other officers electee were Kyle Adams, Sr. Vice Commander; Donald Snead, Jr Vice-Commander; Elton Pow ers, Quartermaster; Herman Koplen, Post Advocate; Gene Owen, Chaplain; Marvin Mot ley, Surgeon; and Howard W Gentry, trustee for a three-year term. Elton Powers was presented a national citation for regular transmission of per capita dues. Officers will be installed at a banquet to be held at the post home Saturday, May 13 at 6:30 p.m. forces farmers, who would prefer to sell hi Danville but can't find space, to take their tobacco to the smaller mar- kets which rarely have block- ed sales more than one day a week. The Danville warehousemen have been working unsuccess- fully for regulating sales on * poundage basis. Under this method, eack market would be alloted a poundage-sales q u o t a based on the market's percentage of. sales within its belt during th« preceding five-year period. Disclosure of the Danville warehousemen's withdrawal came yesterday in the wake of the annual meeting this year of the Old Belt Associa- tion, held here as has beea the custom for years. Only one Danville ware-. houseman, J. I. Warren, at- tended the annual meeting, so far as is known. ·?^? "^mediate result of the withdrawal movement v/aa wt£ e ?Wl? n of Charles K. Waddell of Danville as secre- tary-treasurer of the Old Belt association. WaddeU sales supervisor of. the Danville market and sec- retary-trcasurer of the Dan- viUe T o b a c c o Associafen (the local market's board of trade), has .served the Old' ?f* t association as secretary and treasurer for a number of years. · , sales super- of the S o u t h Boston eiected Otis P. Joyce of Stoneville,' 2' £" ^ reelected President of the Old Belt and Thomas DeJarnette of South Boston was named vice president tcr succeed Joe A. Pell of Pilot Mountain, N. C., who now is president of the Bright Belt Warehouse Association The Old Belt's board" of gov- ernors also will be without a Danvillian, probably for tha first time in the association's history. Members of the board will be Pell, an ex-officio. member by virtue of being president of the Bright Belt association, Claude Strickland of Winston-Salem, N. C., Tom A. Jones of Mount Airy, N. C., Cabeli Love of Kenbridge and R. B. Frazier of Clarksville. Joyce said last night ha learned of the Danville ware- housemen's decision not to' participate, in the Old .Belt as- sociation this year in a brief letter late last month from W. Nat Terry, Jr., president ol the Danville Tobacco Associa- tion. , Joyce said Terry's lett« contained no explanation for the action. "We all regret it and w» hope they will reconsider,** Joyce said. ; Terry confirmed the deci- sion and acknowledged it was a protest action against tha sales time restrictions that have resulted in the Danvilla market having a declining share of the belt's sales in re- cent years. Terry said the warehouse- men decided to withdraw from the Old Belt association be- cause "we weren't accom- plishing anything . . . We never have gone along with restrictions as they pertain to shorter hours. When you re- strict selling time, it (tobac- co) goes to the w e a k e places." There had been some spec- ulation earlier this year that .the Danville warehousemen might try to persuade Win- ston-Salem and South Boston, the only other multi-sale mar- kets on the belt, to join them in a withdrawal. However, Terry said the local warehousemen m a d e their decision without con- sulting with the other mar- kets. "We haven't tried to poli- tic for it or against it," ha said. The Dauville warehousemen have been disgruntled with the Old Belt association since last year when the one-buyer markets, in a surprise move, elected Joyce president. Joyce's election was plotted at a secret meeting of tha one-buyer markets prior to the annual Old Belt Association meeting. The president of the belt Is a member of the Bright Belt Association's executive com- mittee, which is instrumental in setting marketing regula- tions and setting opening dates. Warehousemen belong to tha Old Belt association on an in- dividual basis. At least ona D a n v i l l e warehouseman, George A. Myers, Jr., with- drew from the Old Belt tost year because, he said, "I'm not going to belong to any or- ganization that has mce-lmsi secretly and pulls deals liko they pulled." HOLIDAY INN RESTAURANT is rTrssrrt it, Invlls MRS. AUDREY CAHIJ.L WBTM's "Hanorea of thfl P»j" dinner an? evenlnf. W. VATJ5S. Innk««p»r

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