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A Market Leader
of Sweet Potatoes, _
Tobacco. Strawberries
Snap Beans and Others
Fastest Growing
Market In The
Border Belt. Serving
North and South Carolina
"The Town With Λ City Future'
No. 1
R. ß. Mallard
I New Legion C
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By - W. Horace Carter

I lo<
ι mi
[ith this issue, THE TABOR j cii
TRIBUNE becomes a reality j ha
;he editor has lived to see one '
dreamy .come true. The future in
i'^Sfiether or not his remaining i or
is are tenable or just utooian' —
The success of this newspaper de
^nds upon YOU. its readers. Your! ti
acknowledged acclaim of this news- J cc
paper will make it the permanent j gi
insatution it plans to be or doom it ir
before it grows into long pants. j a
Buying newspaper equipment is
mere difficult that buying a new η
Ford or black pepper. It is practi
cally non-existant a« the present.
We have hoped for months to have a'
•«hop in Tabor City before tobacco j:
l>-ason and to have your newspaper f
printed right here at home. That' I
has been utterly impossible. j I
But we thought that you had j
rather have a newspaper now even if! r
it is printed out of town than to j ι
have no paper at all printed at home.; (
The print shop is coming to town.1
We are making our every effort to
b- icg it here as soon as feasible. In
> the meantime, it is with the deepest
I gratitude that we thank Mr. Piatt
and his shop force in Mullins, S. C..
for contract printing ΓΗΕ TRIBUNE.
We are not coming to your town
to get rich. Few people in the news
paper business ever wrote with tfe*t
in mind and few ever became rich.
We came to Tabor City because the
town needs a newspaper and we
»need one too.
This is a growing community with
good people, good churches, good
homes and families, and good hospi-'
tality. It has the features necessary'
fcr attracting more business and a
greater population. ;
This town has grown in 40 years1
from a railroad stop to a thriving
business area. It is continuing to >
grow every year. J This newspaper,
wants to grow along with it. lending!
a helping hand wher possible, criti- [
cizing when such is needed. All in'
all. there is not another town in the
state with the possibilities that Tabor
City has outwardly shown while
your editor canvassed Tar Heelia in
"search of a location.
We are glad to be with you and
to be one of you.
Rotary Club
Elects New
New officers were installed for the
f coming year at the Monday night
meeting of the Tabor City Rotarj
club with J. L. Baxter taking ovei
the gavel from Jack McGougan.
The club unanimously endorsed ι
motion that all Rotarians ask a
many farmers as posible not onl;
to vote but to "vote for" the tobac©
I quotas when the issue is at stak
in the referendum Friday, July 12.
ι This motion was put before th
f" club following an address by D. Ε
' Jordan, member of theAAA comit
^ tee in Columbus county, who aske
^hat the Rotary take some steps to
ard getting people to at least vol
the crucial referendum.
tber officers and committees tal
'over new duties in the club ii
ed: W. A. Williams, vice pree
Rev. Winfrey Davis, secretar
j Hufham, treasurer; J. 1
ugan, A A. Blue and 8ft
(BOTAKT Back Page)
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311th, t
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In order
)n of me:
rried that 1
veil to the
ost member
α year
Other offic
tg were: J
jmma nder.
itant; R· L·
,alph Inman.
hipps, gardia
epnard, Serge
ReV. Winfrey
0v Bell, historto
thletic oiücer;
;hild welfare |
:ial called meeting last
t R. B. Mallard, local
elected commander of the
egion' post 101 here,
ird, a veteran of World
tried 18 months in the
corporal. He succeeded
whose commandership
|the most successful in the
history, the membership
doubling and the finan
showing that the post
tly cleared its debts,
[tfcided that meetingc dur
:iing year would be held
>:id Friday night of each
first such meeting sche
continue the accelera
ibership, a motion was
a $25.00 wqr bond be
person bringing in the
by the end of the «fis
;rs elected at the meet
mes Jayroe, 1st vice
ack Hyman, 2nd vice
ohn Joyner, 3rd vice
r. Horace Carter, ad
lurtcn, finance officer;
service «officer; Robert
thip officer; Deland
t at Arms.
iVis, chaplain; El
Linwood Wright,
G. L. Dorman,
(ficer; Tate Soles,
Americanism ofjilcer; Harry Bryant,
lational defense! ljfficer; R. C. Har
elson, employr^|nt officer; Ralph j
iorris, boys stal
nan, bOy SCOUt
jublicity officer^
»rtoral officer
:hairman of the
officer; Jack Hy-j
Ifficer; C. D. Ray,
C. H. Penner,
Worth Stanley,
of the Legion.
G. Garland Foxier was named as
chairman of the ι membership com
nittee along with ί jie following mem
tiers of that comm it tee; Wilson Carr,
Jessie Simmons, phillip Harrelson,
Worth Stanley an. [ Wayland Norris.
The committee of dances is as
follows: Ralph Ionian. Leland Leo
nard and Tode Gwjp.
Smith Asserts
Merchant* Will j
Support Truman
S. P. Smith. presi<ent of the Tabor
City Merchants Assertion, Inc., has j
endorsed the follow-jg resolution in
response to Preside ;t Harry Tru-1
man's request that present ceiling!
prices be maintaine< although ΟΡΑ
I rulings do not have ie effect of the j
law, until such time s Congress may;
agree upon future ptce control. j
•'We do not want to abuse our [
new liberty but hope ite death of j
OPA will, firstly, kill t» black mar- j
ket for all time and. secondly, put
j essential merchandise on the mar
, ket at a fair price tcboth manufac
] turer and consumer.
"We the merchar/ of Tabor City
; are glad that the restrictions have
been lifted but w_«riii endeavor to
keep the cost of tying down and
I ———
HOME OP THE TRIBUNE: Pictured above is the new G. L. Dorman
buildings now under construction directly across the street from the
town hall here. THE TRIBUNE is tentatively planning to make its
new permanent home in\ the building on the extreme left.
NEW WAREHOUSE: Pictured aDove is tfte new tooacco varenouse no\>
being constructed by W. F. Cox. The steel structure it one of the
most formidably built houses of its kind in the coui^ / and is expcctec
to be completed by August l. <Tfot3 is the iirst in ε)*'aeiieä» ox ■ picture«
on Tabor City buildings).
Local White Potato Market
Breaks All Previous Marks,
Selling Nearly 86,000 Bags
prices will remain the same, at the
present ceilings, until wholesale mer
chandise costs us more."
Merchants of Tabor City in en
dorsing this resolution are keeping
in following with several other
neighboring towns that have openly
declared that nightmare inflation
would not sweep the community if
it is humanly possible to stop it.
Local merchants, of course, are
powerless if wholesale prices soar
beyond present ceilings but so long
as the Tabor City Merchants are able
to procure merchandise at ΟΡΑ
wholesale ceiling«, prices will remain
in close proximity to current prices.
Some persons flocked to the nearest
stores following the expiration of the
ΟΡΑ Sunday intending to buy stamp
free sugar. This phase of ΟΡΑ,
however, has been transferred to the
Department of Agriculture and sugar
rationing is still in effect.
B. A. Garrell, local warehouseman
and head of Garrell Sales Company,
was in Charlotte last Friday on
Shattering all previous white po·
tato records established here, the
local market in ending its season
two weeks ago sold 85.979 bags oi
cobblers, more than doubling the
amount sold in 1945.
Counting truck loads land car
loads. 319 were shipped from the
local market, most of them bringing
the government support price of $1.85
per hundred. The entire crop netted
local farmers selling on the Tabor
City market more than $150,000 and
has definitely established the po
tato as a leading product for truck
farmers in the area.
The Atlantic Coast Line handled
the bumper share of the potatoes
shipped from here, with 210 loads
going by rail as compared to 104 in
1945. Produce shipped by rail of
all types has expanded almost un
believably since 1945 with the local
railroad station showing an increase
in business over the corresponding
month of June in *45
All potatoes of consequence werf>
handled by three buyers during the
past season with M. C. Sarvis coat·
pany, Garrell Sales company and
C. B. Cabaniss and Sons handling «if
least 98 per cent of the crop.
With increased digging and grad
ing facilities, the white potato qmj
be an even greater money crop !£j
future farmers in the area if Afc
growth in the past is any indict/ -,
of its future. >14
— $r'th
General construction all Βϊώ
country is flourishing and Έ\ψ fron1
is no exception. Several na, tha
(are being added to building^ hom£
area as veil as some nqjcompan
being built. Scott Motora compiej
is giving their building ^ busy 0
face lifting with pain£ jast
the signs in the fror
I -
' A Duplex Apartut Ibelonging to
* Mr. and Mrs. J. C.eiij jr., will be
' completed in the n- quture. The
5 asbestus siding, twngt
(is located on Pridgi &reet. The
".floors consist of ai-atp and four
i .
■*j rocms each.
The Lewis Gore
ed on a site adj
has been comple
housing two famili«
* james Brice are a
r «fljrafc floor white
L* Grower Hardee are
• second story.
Γ Mr. and Mrs.
tment, erect
ig his home
id is · now
and Mrs.
on the
and Mrs.
In the
I Fowler and
little son. Larry, will soon be re
siding in their new home located
on Pridgen Street. The dwelling is
of abestus siding and is composed
of five rooms.
Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Smith and Mr.
and Mrs. Clifford Davis are now at
home in their partnership dwelling
located on the Pireway Road. Mr.
and Mrs. Davis Stevens also have
a new home on a lot adjoining the
Smith's and Davis'.
A new house located on the Fair
Bluff Road Is almost completed. Ifs
owner is Carson Grainger. Mr. and
(See MANY HOMES on kuk page)
Farmers Urged To Attend
Meeting Saturday Night
C. W. Kennedy, chairman of the
State Committee of North Carolina,
South Carolina, Georgia and Virginia,
will hold a meeting of farmers in
the Tabor City School house Satur
day night July 6, at 8:00 and dis
cuss proposed plans for the erection
of a Southern Fruit and Vegetable
Growers shipping and packing shed
here. The shed to be Farmer-owned.
Mr. Kennedy, a South Carolina
farmer himself who is one of the
leaders in the move for formation
of better facilitiies for putting the
farmer's produce on the retail mar
ket, has been in this area most of
the week talking to farmers in the
various sections who sell on the
local market.
"The Saturday night meeting here
is to give all farmers iin the area
ocmprising Fair Bluff, Clarendon,
Loris, Nakina and other neighbor
ing communities a chance to hear
, = /
■ nioy have to gain by tfoo®er&
ι tivt nUncElüng * υί Ihur 'predtoc?/
Mr. Kennedy said.
"The purpose of the Southern
Ruit and Vegetable Groses is
to stabilize prices by proper distr
butlon of truck farm products. The
area around Tabor City is a lead
ing truck farm section and a co-op
shipping shed here, like the one
now in Burgaw or the one in Lake
City, S. C., can be a great improve
ment to farm prices," Mr. Kennedy
"A. Slagle and Michael Boryck,
two N. C. State committee members,
may also attend the Saturday night
meeting here," Mr. Kennedy asserted.
"It is our erperience so far that
a market shipping shed such as that
which we propose, will not hinder the
local buyers ill help them. Pro-1
per packing facilities for prepara-1
tion of cucumbers, strawberries, snap
beans and etc., will better the ap
pearance of the farm produce and
preserve it longer, allowing shippers
to supply starving markets at grea
ter diistances," said Mr. Kennedy.
Cards have been mailed out to i
most farmers in the area and good·1
attendance is expected.
Earnest Sander's farm Qr
near Waccamaw river i.c.brand new„
appearance of being^ Qn the placf
He has built a hcover the bQrn ^
recently. workef tobacco ^ barelj
now has foiv'
R. C. Coleman
Attends Raleigh
Tobacco Meeting
I s.. L.« ;· r"^ .{J .
Meeting with other warehousemen
I from all the tobacco belts, R. C.
Coleman, of the Parmer's Warehouse
here, attended the U. S. Tobacco
Association gathering in Raleigh last
Thursday and Friday, and has an
nounced the August 1, market open
ing in this area.
"The thing I think should be.
stressed the most at present,*·
said Mr. Coleman, "is that all
the farmers are urged to turn out
and vote on July 12 when the nef
erendum on government control
comes up. Warehousemen every
where are endorsing this govern
ment control as well as the Farm J
Bureau, national farm organize-*
Measures passed at the vr
•ine fron
have changed proceedure tr»·
Acco mav bi
the last year way. Tobar Λ At_ *
.. . . . J of the day
sold during five hour.« _
jihe rafle of 401
five days a week at §
w piles to excee<
piles per hc.ur, no . t
, u. weight.
250 pounds , , _ . „„„„ ^ ,
ο a total of 2000 baskets ι
„· out includes that bought bi
αWarehousemen and speculatros, con·
r '
f trary to the proceedure followed ir
'45. Last year the sale could lasi
only three and one-half hours, allow
ing 360 piles to be sold per hour not
counting that bought by warehouse
men and spectators.
Counting of piles and timing ol
the sale will be handled by the sales
supervisor. '
"The plan has been worked out tc
(See R. c. COLEMAN back page)
Ralph Edwards, 25, was fatally
injured Tuesday morning, June 25,
at the Tabor City Lumber Company
when crushed by a log. He was
driving a truck, hauling logs, from
the G. J. Martin saw mill operating
in the Molly section to Tabor City
Lumber Company.
At the time of the accident Ed
wards was trying to unfasten a
chain that was holding the logs on
the truck. He evidently lost con
trol when the chain broke and was
thrown under the truck from the
Impact of the logs and received in
ternal Injuries about the c&ect and
abdomen. The victim died enroute
to the Columbus county hospital.
Funeral rites were held from Jes
sup Inroan Funeral Chapel Friday
afternoon at 5:00 with Rev. Noah
Duncan in charge. Interment fol
lowed in the Hinson cemetery.
Surviving besides his wife Mrs.
Loretta Norris Edwards are one son,
Jackie; parents, Mr. and Mrs. Henry
Edwards of Clarendon; three sisters
Misses Pauline, Gladys and Evelyn
Edwards of Clarendon; three sisters,
Hubert Edwards of the U. S. Army,
stationed in Indiana, Tillman, Hen
ry, Jr., and Dewey Jay Edwards all
of Clarendon.
Town Tentatively Considering.
Huge PublicUtility Expansion;
Hear Report by Pete Reynolds
New Proposals
Would Enhance
Fire Protection
Tabor City, alive to the public
utility needs of the town, accepted a
proposed improvement plan as pre
sented bv Pete Reynolds, engineer»
at the Τιιβε lay night meeting of the
town commissioners in the City HalL
Mr. Reynolds, a partner in the
Eustler and Reynolds Engineering
company of Whiteville, has been
working on data for his report on
present conditions for the past month
and read his report to the com
missioners at the meeting.
The proposals, which are definitely
in an embryo stage and preliminary
in every respect, would see Tabor
City with much more paved street,
curbing on the present paved streets,
water supply to every home within
the city limits, another water tank
and a sewage system greatly ex
panded to serve . all local citizenry.
Tfco. ir<?'i,vwes. if currieo
would greatly enhance the lSrc pro"
tection of the town, the W?1*8*1**
water supply and facilities^.
far below necessary stanc
and which
near future
Reynolds pointed out th/»***"' a maj°r
fire in the business ajMea now 00^
be fought only 22 Ä"nutes before
the water supply 1x5 comPlete
The fint puttin* the
will be initW^^^^^^
is to J*"- ^he^^^H>ruved by the
te Plannin^^^H in Raleigh.
Reynolds alonl^Hth a member
of the town board oithe city cleric
expect to take the plans to Raleigh
next week.
Following the action of the State
Flanning board, if it approves the
, I present plans, the information will
I be presented to the N. C. State
(' Board of Health for further dis
i1 position.
I The third step would call for ap
k proval by the Local Government
r Commission and would end the series
,1 of approvals in this state
ι Should the proposals meet the ap·
provals of the three agencies men
tioned, it would be submitted to the
Federal Works Administration re
gional office in Atlanta, Ga.
An FW A stamp of approval would
make the town eligible for a govern
ment loan, interest free, from the
national government to hold a sur
vey, draw up plans and specifica
tipns for the complete job.
This eligibility would come from
"the Demobilization Bill sponsored
by Senator George, 'loans and advan
cea' to local governments for the pre
paration of contract drawings,speci
fications and handling of legal pro
cedure necessary for financing the
construction," Mr. Reynolds' re
port said.
A sure thing has already been
passed upon and the town will get
whether the overall program ever
goes into effect or not. The surety
is that a city map and tax map will
be drawn showing every lot in town.
This drawing was started about three
months ago. No such map ia
now available.
R. B. Mallard, town attorney, gave
a report on suggested fire protection
zoning in. the business areas at the
town meeting. Other business was

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