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Floridan archives: Oct. 14, 1970

Jackson County Floridan, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1970, page A1.

New store openingThe Quality Outlet Store was set to open Oct. 15 at the Carol Plaza Shopping Center in Marianna, according to owner Charles Blue. Men’s shirts, sport shirts, socks and jackets were in stock and most credit cards honored. — Jackson County Floridan, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1970

Chiles rails quincy arsonistsU.S. Senate candidate Lawton Chiles said “the fire bombers and arsonists of Quincy” deserve swift and severe punishment. “The American people will not tolerate this new reign of terror which is casting its shadow over this country,” he said at a Tuesday news conference. Chiles went on to urge Congress to enact mandatory death sentences for bombers causing death, mandatory life terms for bombers causing personal injury, and rights for state and local officials to request FBI assistance in bombing cases. — Jackson County Floridan, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1970

Farm bill caps

cotton subsidyThe House of Representatives on Tuesday passed a compromise, three-year farm bill which, for the first time, would impose a $55,000 ceiling on subsidy payments to cotton, wheat and feed grains producers. — Jackson County Floridan, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1970

Fire ants march onState officials continue to struggle with efforts to contain fire ants to North Florida. “He’s enjoying an adventurous spread in Florida,” Agriculture Commissioner Doyle Conner said Tuesday. “Unfortunately, we just haven’t been able to get on top of it. Eventually, it will cover the state unless an all-out eradication is undertaken.” Florida’s program to combat fire arts involves bombarding infestation areas with the pesticide Mirex. Conner said the state could have used a stronger pesticide, but bowed to wishes of conservationists concerned it would kill wildlife and fire ants. — Jackson County Floridan, Wednesday, Oct. 14, 1970

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