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THE OHIO COUNTY TIMF..S, HARTFORD, KENTUCKY. AIPIUL 7. 1977 20 A KPA Award Winning Column By Drove McBr Reports that a Japanese-based firm will take over the building now oc- cupied by Thomas Industries are unfounded, according to Tom Fuller, president of Thomas. "We have had several interested parties inquire about and look at the facility but there has been nothing close to a confirmation," Fuller said by telephone Tuesday afternoon. Thomas announced in February that the Beaver Dam plant would cease operations sometime in May. No exact date has been set. Barry and l)oris Grimes, left, owners of theGamble store in Beaver Dam, recently received a diploma from Wayne E. Waldera, right, president of Gamble Stores division of Gambles. The diploma signifies satisfactory completion of the Gamble training program. The Beaver Dam store will hold its grand opening today through Saturday. Fuller said the Kentucky Depart- ment of Commerce is interested in getting a new business to locate in the Thomas plant. "The report about the Japanese- based firm has come out of nowhere," he added. Burley tobacco has been the chief money crop in this county through generations of farm families. It is a mainstay in the county's economy. Now a carefully - planned national II Ill I I III campaign is under way by anti- smoking forces to not only limit smoking but to end federal support for the production and marketing of tobacco. Ill I I PRICES GOOD WHILE QUANTITIES LAST QUANTIFY RIGHTS RESERVED SALE ENDS APRIL 11, 1977 LARGE SIZE i FILLED MEDIUM SIZE SIZE BASKET MAY NOT CONTAIN EXACT12 ffEMS PLASTIC FOAM FILLED DENIM AND PLUSH EASTER ANIMALS BY ANIMALS PLUS I FLOCKED BANK HELPS CHILDREN SAVE MONEY EASTER EGG COLOR KIT An avowed objectiv is to "phase out" the government's leaf support program, over a period of five years. It is part of a plan called "Target 5." You'll be hearing more about it, as "forums" are being orchestrated around the country by a so-called "National Commission on Smoking and Public Policy." To speed up the legislative drive against tobacco, an "anti-smoking caucus" is to be formed in the U.S. House and Senate, composed of legislators from non-tobacco growing states and urban areas. Numerous attacks have been made in Congress in recent years to kill the tobacco program. Misguided foes of crop subsidies have repeatedly at- tacked tobacco supports, under the false claim that vast sums are squandered in subsidizing farmers. But this latest attack comes in the health is far from complete. Scientific research programs have been under way for 25 years and more, but the results are still inconclusive. The tobacco industry itself contributes millions of dollars every year toward searching for the answer. Farmers are as deeply concerned abodt the health issue as anyone. They fervently hope that the tremendous research efforts now under way will some day ferret out the truth. But until that time, it is unfair and reckless to condemn and wreck the industry that annually ranks fourth or fifth among farm cash crops, by which over 400,000 farm families earn a living. A tually the farm commodity price- support program is an inexpensive service by the government, when "But this is his first real birthday fair suggestion. ., 111 party and I wanted it to look pretty," A new and exciting bloW'W']li I she continued, candles game could result. It . Look pretty it did not. work like this: In fact, it looked more like she tried Give each of the guests a caJJ |l, to cook the layers on the grill of a 1947 have them stand inn circle,lda l Lincoln , table. In keeping with the old It wouldn t have looked this bad if the party boy - Kelly in this you had stayed here and helped," she would start at a given po!nt snapped, tezpt to blow out all of That was the wrong thing for her to wit out stopping and without say ....even with hurt feelings, hurt second breath. pride, and a cake that more resem- In the event the lungs bled a dropped glob of concrete. ' TPn?rgt;etthe , All I did Saturday morning was do good for a "conventional the week's grocery shopping, take four children shopping for Eastercake. I clothes, take two children to a frisby- Those with blown-out candl eil" Itli throwing contest, and finish a h;r y cdi;;efOr th:vro h fto l bathroom project. helping of ice cream ., Of course, this game woUlD allowed at parties where calP incapable of supporting eight cancues. , "What's that?" Kelly he and his buddies gathered "Just look at this cake," my wife "Why don't you let dT, said Saturday while tears streamedguests hold a candle and down her pretty cheeks, eighth in that pile of icing 1 "Don't worry about it," I said, "theoff the downhill side of the little people for whom it was baked onto the tab!e?" I suggested:, l will never know the difference." "Why don t you go stick I never was one to get all out of in the commode," she shape over a birthday cake destined a smile that portrayed anY'" l "" to be inhaled by a hungry bunch of love and affection. young boys. Actually, I thought it was In between, I put the vacuum cleaner to the family room floor, took out the trash, cleaned a paint brush, fed the dog, stepped on seven ter- mites, and said nasty things about the local newspaper carrier. "Where will I put the candles?" she asked. "Put them in the half that's, stiil partially standing," I answered. More tears flowed. Admittedly, placing candles on that particular cake would be comparable to stopping the flow of the mighty Mississippi River with cheesecloth. Counting our birthday boy, Kelly, there were seven guests at the party marking the baby's eighth birthday. our the ill-fated pastry. " ' ~" is It s a cake. h I proclaimed. "L,ooks like you cooked it pan, he allowed. "That's the latest in cakeS,_a "the dropped side is desig | - down' easier." "Why didn't you let my the cake?" one of the gueS Continued From Pal~ I district. Blackburn, a pair of In November he will be pitted Kessinger is a against either Willard "Woody" Allen representative and or C. B. Embry, two Republicans only other political fighting it out for the GOP defeated in the 1973 primarY nomination, state representative. Porter Hunley, who barely lost to form of an organized campaign based weighed against its contribution to the Embry in the 1973 race for county on the health issue. It seeks to con- nation's economy. Since it began in judge, is the !one Democrat seeking solidate the long standing anti-farm 1933 the federal tobacco program has the job of county judge-executive. program sentiment and to capitalize accounted for less than 1 per cent of Following the primary, Hunley will on it. all government agricultural supports, face either Theron Kessinger or John Knowledge about smoking and ::::::":'~::':~::' ":'~'~' "'i:~ .......... ~i'~'~" ':'~ ....... ' ......... ::: ..... 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