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THE \ % - SERVICE - • WITHOUT SELFISHNESS • WITHOUT FEAR • WITHOUT FAVOR The Goal of The Tribun« Now and Forever VOLUME XVII. NUMBER 1 t>6NT MISS • NEWS • FEATURES • PICTURES • ADVERTISING Every Wwk la TIM Tribune ONIT PULITZER PRIZE WINNING WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN THE V tit Τ ED STATE3 "Tabor City — The Town With A City Future39 Second Clam Pnrtixe Paid At Tabor City. N. C. WEDNESDAY. JULY 11. 1962 Pub. Every Wednesday By The Atlantic Pub. Co., tireta Sea Kd., T-ibur <"lty. N. ('. 10c FKK COPV S3 0· ΛΝΙ» S4 mi Λ YKKU Emanuel Holiness Church Dedicates New Sanctuary φ Dedication services were held Sunday morning fur the new Emmanuel Holiness Church building . The congregation met in the new building for the first time for morning worship, and following the service, a lunch was served 011 the church grounds. Among the guests attending ^ the lunch were Rev. L. O. Sell ™ ers, assistant State Overseer, Rev. Glenn Prevatte. pastor of the Emmanuel Holiness Chur ches in Chadbourn and White ville; Rev. P. H. Layfield and family, pastor of Saint Paul Methodist Churoh; and Rev. and Mrs. Reeves, pastor of Ta bor City Presbyterian Church. Rev. J. P. Jones, pastor of ; the Emmanuel Holiness Chur | ch, tells the story of the four ι year building program: "About four years ago the people of the Elmmanuel Holi- ' ness Church realized there was > a drastic need for an educa tional building to take care of our Sunday School. "After much prayer and, planning we obtained a lot' from the Hughes estate next to | our old church and work was ! begun . "The months passed and the building progressed as the peo ple had a mind to work. It wasn't too long before the building was completed and the i teachers and children moved in. "Our Sunday School grev more and more and the oI< church would barely hold til. people. "So in March 1962 we bfgai work on our new sanctuary When the vision grew dim Go. rekindled it and when we Wer tempted to take the cheap ant easy way, we decided Goi wanted us to have the best. "And by his help, we fee that we "have just that," Rev Jones said. Rev. Jones went on to tel ot his seven years in Tabo City, of the accomplishments ο the Emmanuel Holiness Chur ch, and of those who made th accomplishments possible . NEW HOLINESS CHURCH Tin· march of progress of the Emmanuel Holiness Church is shown in these pictures. Tlu· tirst building in wliiili the Church met is shown in the upper left-hand picture. It is now a dwelling house. The sec ond building is shown in the upper right and is the building in which the Church met until last Sunday. The right-hand picture shows the new l.'mman uel Holiness Church building which was recently completed, and which was dedicated in special services held last Sun day morning. The congregation is shown holding a prayer and hymn-siuging service on the grounds prior to the morning worship service. The worship service was followed by a lunch served on the grounds. ) "1 would like to say us past : or i>f thi· Emmanuel Holines.; : Church, that the seven years j thai I have been here in Tabor City hav# been the happiest years of my life. "God has blessed us in many ways . \L "FirsUIhe people have hon i ored and respected me as iheil* ι pastor? and 1 pray thai 1 ha ν ο returned it in some way. I "Second, we have men in our , church such as Wilbur Fipps. I ' a mar of high integrity, deep . j convictions, and great building ! ability, who has contributed i much to our building program. 1 I along with Brother Howard j j Cartrette, and many others . . ! "Third, In Tabor City I have I ! found a warmth among the ! business men that has made nu· ι feel at home. j "Fourth, by this fellowship 1 God has allowed our member * ship to almost double and our Sunday School to almost trip ! *"■·· Γ I "We covet the prayers of all ■ and extend a welcome to all R visitors and friends." Rev. J. P. Jones said. Gunshot Wounds Cause Death Of Whiteville Man A 23-year-old Bolton man died of ii gunshot wound late a.iiuiy lugnt, July 7. near a church in the CJId Dock area ol Columbus County. According to Coroner J. B. l.t'ii}·. Jr.. James Wilbur Mc Pherson died almost instantly. Long said tlie incident occur i'i(l :it i>:45 P. M. Saturday a bout 12 miles cast of White ville near Shiioli Methodist Church. I-ong said ail investigation showed that McPherson and two companions had planned to go into a nearby swamp to shoot deer. He said Wilbur Coleman told him that he secured his .22 automatic rifle, and he and A. C. Coleman showed McPher son how to operate the gun. The Coroner said Coleman told him that McPherson was to sit in the back seat and do the shooting, while the Cole mans were to ride in the front. Long stated that Coleman said they hail entered the car and were waiting for McPherson to get into the back seat whon they heard the gun go off. They rushed to McPherson and found hi mdying on the ground. Funeral services were held Monday, July 9, at 4 P. M. Irom thi· chapel of Peacock's Funeral Home by Rev. Clar ence Corbett and Rev. Ν. B. Edge. Burial was in Columbus Memorial Park. He is survived by his wife, the former Annie Lou Shep herd; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Mclvin N. McPherson of Wan , anisn: two brothers. Melvin Jr. ' of Lake Waccamaw and John ny I.et- of Watianish; and his maternal grandmother Mrs. Ella Little of Freeland. Kelly's Kiddie Kindergarten Opens Kelly's Kiddie Kindergarten will open its 1962-63 session on September 4. Registration is now open, and Mrs. Nell Buff kin urges parents to enroll 1 their children in the kinder garten by August 1. Those children between the ages of 4 1i and Η years are eligible for enrollment. Those wishing to enroll may do so by contacting Mrs. Buffkin by calling 501-1 in Tabor City. Mr. and Mrs. Willie Tomp kins, a son. Barry Glenn, borr June 23. VVt , 7 lb.. 2 oz. Marketing Specialist Will Explain Loose-Leaf Sales Two Hurt As Car Strikes Wrecker Two persons were injured in an unusual traffic accident Saturday night oil Highway 904 one and seven- tenths miles i west of Tabor City. The events which led to the accident began about 51:50 μ. in. when highway patrolman Λ. H. Campbell noticed a car leave the road and go into u ditch. Campbell stopped and arrested the driver. George Welton Bull km of Tabor City on charges of driving under the influence of intoxicating bev : eragt. Campbell returned to Tabor ι City with Buffkin and sent a wrecker to bring in Bulfkin's car. While towing the car, the wrecker, driven by J. C. Ga> kin. was struck by a car driven by Roger G. Richardson of Cer ro Gordo. Richardson received lacerit . tions of the face and knee and : Rose Strickland, a passenger in the Richardson car, received ; several broken ribs. Richardson was charged with careless and reckless driving. Patrolman Campbell set the ' damage to the Richardson car ι at $500, and damage to the ! Buffkty car at $10t>. cAtholic mission GETS NEW JASTOR Father Thema* R. Walsh. ■Age 36. will replace Father i Vincent Stokes as pastor of the St. Francis Xavier Ca tholic .Mission in Tahor City. Father Walsh will also be come pastor of the Sacred I Heart Church in Whitevillc. Installation ceremonies for the new pastor will be held Sunday, July 22. at 4:30 p. m. in Whiteville. All memb ers of the St. Francis Xavier Mission are encouraced to attend the ceremony. Father Walsh comes to Co lumbus county from Lenoir. N. C. where he served as pastor. He was ordained nine years ago in Greensboro, N. ■ C.. and is originally from Al i I eg any. Ν. Y. where his mo- · ther and father now live. Civitans Install New Officers Officers for the coming year were installed by the Tabor City Civitans Monday night July y in a regular meeting. The following officers took office: Cecil Mercer, president; D. F. McGougan, Jr., vice president; Η. B. Todd, secret ary; and Winston Gore, treas urer. Outgoing President, William H. Shelley, expressed his ap preciation for the club's coop eration during the year, and called for greater united effort among all members h-r the coming year . The Civitans are currently raising funds lor the comple tion of a iieldhou.se on Civitan Field for use by Tabor City High School for its athletic activities. Baker Receives Severe ^unburn Bryant . H. Baker, manager of Baker's Rod and White food store, was recently released from Loris Community Hospit al where he was treated for . j^urr degree sunburn on his Baker was fishing on July 4 at Lake Tabor and removed his ι shoes because they were wet. He is at home recovering and should return to work in a few days. Mrs. Harrelson Starts Kindergarten Mrs. Howard Harrelson an nounces that she is starting a kindergarten beginning in Sep tember this year. She will meet with the mothers who are interested in enrolling their children on Friday afternoon. July 13. at 4:0(1 I'. M. in her home. Any who are interested, but are unable to attend the Fri day meeting may contact Mrs. Harrelson by phoning 5511. Handling untied tobacco will be discussed in a meeting next Tuesday night. July 17. at 8 p. in. tn be lii-ld in the- new By Pass Warehouse operated by R. C. Coleman Company on the Highway 701 by-pass. J. H. Cyrus, North Carolina Department or Agriculture to bacco marketing specialist, will conduct the meeting, and all tobacco farmers who plan to sell untied tobacco are urg ed to attend. "In view of the fact that the first live days of tobacco sales will be untied tobacco, and since many farmers are un familiar with the handling of untied tobacco, we feel that this meeting will clear up any questions farmers may have. We want to see that they get untied tobacco on the floor for >ali· in the best possible condi tion." Cyrus said. Cyrus will conduct the meet ing and bring out some views of tobacco companies on the sale of loose tobacco. , " He will also give a demon stration on the proper methods of grading, baling, and sheeting loose tobacco as it is handled on the Georgia markets. The meeting is being jointly sponsored by the vocational agriculture teachers. Mr. Sam Jackson and Fred Lay. of Tab or City, and the Tabor City tobacco board of trade. This meeting should be im portant to tobacco farmers» since this year, for the first time, lugs and primings may be sold loose and untied on the North Carolina market dining I th<- firs\ fve days of operation. Dhr«*-. »hose five there will «ii no price supourt ori tied and graded leaf, and after those five days there' will be no support on ungraded and untied tobacco. The NortV Carolina Border Bell markets will undoubtedly open tlic same day as South Carolina markets, and indica tions of an early opening of South Carolina markets were ! sei η this week as officials of the South Carolina Tobacco 1 Warehouse Association prepar I rd to meet next Friday to set I the date officially. The date most frequently mentioned among South Caro lina tobacco men is July 30— a Monday—with tobacco men saying such an opening would allow warehouses to get the five days of loose leaf sales out of the way in one complete week and be ready the follow ing Monday tor the sales of graded and tied leaf. Such an opening would mean that South Carolina markets would open close on the heels of Georgia markets that in the past have claimed a goodly portion of South and North Carolina tobacco. Georgia mar kets are to open Thursday July 26. The Monday opening in North and South Carolina would be but two sales days later. Local Merchant Is On State Committee S Porcher Smith, prominent Tabor City merchant, has been named to membership on the N. C. Merchants Association's Rt tailors Activities Clinic Committee, it is announced by John T. Church. Henderson, organization president. Robert Graham ol Red Springs is chairman of the five-member committee ap pointed to draw up plans for the annual clinic sponsored jointly bv retailers and the Imivemty of North Carolina. This year's Chapel Hill meet ing is set for February 17-18. Smith has long been active in the at fairs of the State re tail organization, having serv ed on several committees. He lias been a member of the Board of Directors since 1954. Mr. and Mrs, Elbert Graing er and children. Eddie and Ter esa, along with Marshall Allen, spent last week with Mr». Grainger's brother and his family. Mr. and Mrs. Robert Allen of Columbus. Ohio. Mr, and Mrs. Robert Allen and children, Gary and Brenda spent the week of June 16 with his parents. Mr. and Mr». Leo Allen and family. The Allen· visited Mr. and Mri. Elbert Grainger and family. " laoor lonacco dales Supervisor Says, "Have A Free Coke" ^ KIDS GET THIRSTY TOO — Sitting in the door of Rossi* Cribb'a tobacco barn, children of barn workers enjoy a free Coke compliments of the Tabor City Tobacco Market. "I can drink a crate of them." , a tired young boy about nine j years old replied anxiously. AI Whitehead, sales super visor of the Tabor City Tobac co Market, had just pulled up φ to a tobacco barn in the Beav er Dam Community in a Volks wagon bus loaded down with cold Cokes, and the boy, who had been handling tobacco since the early morning, look •d happy whan h· saw tha sign on the side of the bus. It read: Have A Coke With AI White head, sales supervisor. Tabor City Tobacco Market, Price Leader Year after Year." Tobacco farmers, croppers, and all hands around barns and packhouses will probably be seeing Whitehead sometime within the next two weeks. He will be trying to see all the tobacco farmers In the area to offer them a free king-size AI Whitehead «on left», sale* »iiprrvlsor of the Tabor City Tobacco Market, offer* free Coke* to a thiraty farmer at Ro**l Crib'* tobacco barn. Whitehead I* making a farm - to - farm tour throughout the area vi*ittng with farmers and encouraging them to brim* their crop to Tabor City. Coke, talk with them about their crop and encourage them to bring their tobacco to Tabor City . Whitehead leaven Tabor City every morning with a bus load of Cokes packed down with ice. He travels the highways, the by-way», the dirt roads, or any road that will take him to thirsty tobacco workers. "There must be a catch to it," on· hard-wurking (armor said. "Nobody gives yon some- . thing for nothing these days." ! "No catch at all," Whitehead j replied. "We in Tabor City just want the farmers to know i that the Tabor City marke' 1 Had .1 fine record last year, and i let them know that this year ; will be even bigger and bet- I ter." This reporter made the rounds of tobiieco t.irms with j Whitehead last Friday, tour ing the Sidney, Beaver Dam, ι and Sellers Town communit i<\s. Tobacco in these areas seems lo be of excellent quality and yield, and looks good both in the fields and in the barns. "Worst crop I've seen in years, one beaver Dam farm- ι er told Whitehead. He must ' have been joking for he was I leaning agaitint a drag full of ' gi veil tobacco leaves the giie ' BARN WORKERS TAKE A BREAK — Barn workers pause during a hot morning'* woik to enjoy a rold drink and a rhat with AI Whitehead, »alrs supervisor of the Tabor Cltr Tnbirrn \l«rV»l of elephant oars.. . "The first cropping is curing ' up pretty well," »mother re marked. "But we're having a little trouble with mildew on the lower leaves. Probably 1 when they are cropped the light and air will keep it off the top leaves." Talking over Cokes, farmers had a few comments to make about the selling of loose leaf · tobacco during the first five 1 days of salt's in (his area. This will he tin· first year that li»ose tobacco has been sold on the North Carolina Ftritcht Leaf Belt, and many farmers in the beaver Dam. Sidney, and Sel lers Town area seem a little skeptical about offering their loose leave for sale during the first couple of days of sales. "I'm going to hold back a couple of days and see how the market prices are going,'' one farmer commented.