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THE ONLY PV LITZER PRIZE WINNING WEEKLY Ν EW SP APER IN Τ II Ε UNITED STATES DONT MISS • NKW8 • FEATURES • PICTVRE8 • AOVKKTI8INQ Every Wttk la The Tribne 74e 7 *7ttfeate — SERVICE — • WITHOUT SEI FI8HNE88 • WITHOUT FEAB • WITHOUT FAVOB The Goal of The Trlboao Now and Forever VOLUME XVII. NUMBER 3β "Tabor City — Tbe Town With A City Future" *ίΜ Λ' T,b,r <**■ "· C W«»N«SDAV. MARCH 1». e„b. Wgdn^Mlay~By~The^A.la.,i ^ -·■ Se. Rd.. Tabor City, Ν. C. 10c FEB COPY—$3.00 AND $4.00 A YE AB LEDER-POTTER'S NEW MODERN TABOR CITY STORK OPENS THURSDAY Hage, New Leder- Pott·* Dept. Store To Hold Grand Opening March 14-16 This week, March 14, IS and 16 will mark the beginning of another large Tabor City ent erprise, this time in the form of a modern department store , operated by the Leder-Potter chain. On the three grand opening days, prizes in the form of a console TV set, a cash gift certificate, door prizes and gifts for the kids will greet future customers from the Tabor City area. As a matter of fact, the city itself has received somewhat of a prize when the Leder , Potter chain decided to open its second store. Well in ad vance of the opening, for inst ance, the firm made applica tion for membership in the Merchant's Association and the Credit Bureau. The opening of the spacious store has brought <with it the creation of some ten new Jobs, from that of manager to clerics and bookkeepers. Heading the list of person nel in association with the firm in Tabor City are its owners, J. Herman Leder, founder of the Leder Bros. Chain of department stores in North and South Carolina in 1925 and John P. Potter, who joined with Leder some 10 years ago in Loris. Manager of the Leder-Pot ter store .is Elton Cox, a man well known in the area from his former association with Cox Insurance Co., in Loris. Others in the firm's employ ment are Mrs. Elton (Fannie) Cox, who will serve as cash ier; Mrs. Bertha Spivey, Mrs. Jo Spivey and Mrs. Whit Wright, who will be in charge of alterations; and Mrs. Bobby Harrelson, Mrs. C. £. Eddings, and Mrs. Claude Hardee will work in various Departments. The spacious new store, lo cated in the old R. C. Soles and Shelley Buildings, has gone out of its way to provide for its customers the utmost in comfort, space, lighting and attractiveness. There is more than 5.000 square feet of floor space on the ground floor as well as 2,000 square feet of storage space on the second floor. The front is made up of three large shopping windows, bordered with grey porcelain enameled steel and white all aluminum mark«?: the wind ows are lighted with 40 spot lights, giving passersby a chance to glimpse at articles ranging from a large selection of shoes, to men and boy's clothing and goods selected with the ladies in mind. Fixtures for the array of goods are in oak panelled finish and designed specifical ly for the Tabor City store by a well known Virginia firm, Acme Fixture Company. The first Leder-Potter store was opened in 1946 by John Potter in Loris. He consoli dated with the Leder chain some six years later. Making up the · board of directors are J. Herman Leder. John Potter, Stanley Shearin, Joe and Sam Leder, who serve as vice presidents. Guideway Club First In N.C. To Display Farm Drive Slogan If you see an automobile from the Guideway commun ity area with the slogan "1.6 in '66" enacribed on a decal in the windshield, you are seeing a North Carolina first What does it all mean? According to the N. C. Agri cultural Extension Service, it pertains to a program whereby efforts are being made to in crease the state's agricultural Income by 1.6 billion dollars in 1966. The Guide communi ty is the first community in the state to display the slo gan. The Extension Service's ι five-year opportunities pro gram is designed with a three fold purpose: To Increase farm income; To develop market ing and processing facilities and services; To promote education for family and com munity development. Charles D. Raper. extension chairman for Columbus Coun ty said, "We in Columbus Co unty set our goals along with ι the other counties in the state. We believe that here in Co lumbus County the agricultur al income can be increased over the five-year period by around 7 million dollar·, and Μ rural income increase·, family living Improve· and an (Cootlmasd From Page S) ΡΙΚβΤ IM STAT* — Ja* Düffel of the Oelde Com· ■uHr DtTtliyrt Clak Aplm one af the ffrat "I.e in W ItMb ta be WritaMI. The GndJe Club i· the flnt »■■■■Kr fcrtto»WMt dak to reeehre deeala bearing the dam df · drtra Μκ part en by the North Carolina AfriraHaral Ittmba Owibi la an effort to raise the iMfi fiMB fan· bin by $14 MUteo by 1HI. Jordanian Will Study Columbus Rural Programs During the week of March 18, Mr. Talah Salem Nabulsi of Jordan will visit Columbus County to study community development and other phases of the Agricutural Extension program. Jordan is an independent kingdom of Jordan and is in the middle east countries. It is bordered on the west by Israel, on the north by Leban on, and on the east by Iraq and Arabia. Nabulsi is spending five months in the United States for the purpose of training and learning in the field of com munity development and ot'.i er extension programs. While in Columbus County, he will attend some commun ity development meetings, will be visiting with the extension personnel in the county, and will also attend some home demonstration club meetings. During the time he will be in Columbus County, he will reside at Hotel Whltevllle. Be what you are. This is the first step tuwurd becoming better than you are. —Julius Hare Sinoerlty in more successful than genius or talent. —Mary Baker Eddy Isaac Gore Jr. Final Rites Held Here Monday Following a three-year ill ness, prominent citizen, mer chant and farmer of Tabor City, Isaac Chester Gore Jr. of route 3 died in his home in the Guideway Community ear ly last Sunday morning. Ik was 54-years-old. In addition to other busi ness and farming interests, Gore had been the owner and operator of the Tabor City Oil Co. until poor health fore -d him to sell the oil company several years ago. Gore was a graduate of Tabor City High School and of King's Business College in Raleigh. Outstanding in his activities in civic affairs, he had served several terms on both the Ta bor City and Guideway School Boards, in addition to Iwt^ terms on the Columbus Coun ty Board of Educatio*. Gore had been a riember of the Coliwi*i*fts County Local Board No. J4 of the U. S. Se lective Service for 10 years and a member of the Columb us County Board of Elections for two terms. He had occu pied the position of magistrate of his home area, Bug Hill Township, for 25 years. Funeral rites were held last Monday in his church, the Old Zion Wesleyan Methodist Church, Guideway, by the Revs. Hal T. Brown and H. D. Schrum. Burial was in the church cemetery. Survivors included his wife, Mrs. Mabel Cox Gore; a dau ghter, Mrs. Edward L. Rivtn oark of Tabor C ity, R-3; his father, G. K. Gore, R-3 Tabor City; four brothers, G. Thel bert, D. Tillman, Clyde B. and Norman W. Gore, all of R-3 Tabor City; two sisters. Mis. Woodrow Milligan of Eliza bethtown and Mrs. Delbert Jackson of Tabor City; one grandson. Active pallbearers were Ro land, McRoy, Elmore, Clifford and C. Brooks Gore and James Wilder. Wms. Farmer Club To Hear Seed Men WILLIAMS — The Young Farmer* Club of ihr Wil liam* Township Community will meet Thursday night. March 14 in the William« School agriculture building at 7:3· P. M Two seed specialists from ('oker Seed Farm. Ilsrta ville, S. C. will he guest speakers. Richard Getty*, com breeder will discus* all the phases of growtag corn, and Henry Wehh. a soybean and cotton breeder will relate Information concerning those two crops. WORK UNDERWAY ON NEW STRAWBERRY PRE - COOLER IN TABOR CITY Work is underway on the , mw unit·!, ·* *»**«·»»»— Work is underway on the new addition to the American Γ Foods strawberry pre-cooling facilities in Tabor City and will be completed in plenty of time to handl » thij year's ber ry crop. W. A. (AI) Williams and joe Cernigl'ia, president of A merican Foods of Miami. Fla., completed η initiations last wetk for ;ho expanded pre ceding space. Williams owns the building and pre-cooler in f which American Foods oper ated last ye&r and if builciing the new addition. Cermlglla. «hi brought a •Μ ·# «trawberry —- *· AI* u»i Ust y »r. mU Ii.Imi tHU.ee tele»b*ae Interview this week. "America· Feodx 1· eiKcttai a far errater vol »· «ί berries la Tabor CUy "ί »www this year than ten sad we want to make w· that we bare adequate *··* '* Pre-cool In* every bo* ef berries that come to "Tabor City area berry growers were good to us last year, and we handled their berries to the best of our ability. We hope to ha ν ο even more growers selling with A merican Poods this year, and we are going to try tu du a bigger and better soiling job than ever before," Cerniglia said. Ceralglla said that his Company projected Increas ed strawberry sales this this year of more than $1, Nt.lN and expected about a 4M percent Increase In berries in the Tahor Clty Burgaw area. He pointed out that the pre-oooling facili ties In Burgaw are being ex panded Just like those in Tabor City. As the personable American Foods president told growers it various meeting taut ytar ind repeated by phone this wick, "Our one dream is to se·.* the North Carolina straw beriy reach the dominant po sition and have the impact an the market that it once had. American Foods is dedicated to that task and we are sure that we will be successful,'' He disclosed that Amer ican Foods is now consider ing the purchase of a twip engine airplane with a cruis ing speed between Ü20 and 240 milrs per hour so that officials vf the company ran commute between Tabor City and Burlaw la ten to 2· minutes. Cernirlia point ed out that thin would live him a better opportunity to be on both market« every day and keep rieht up to date on the movement of berries. He said that American foods .■χpoets an overall increase in sales ut its four locations, Ta t>or City. BurKaw. Pembertm, M. J., and Miami, Pia., of more ihat $1.000,000 this season. He said that American Foods had hatl an «>*»·«·!Ι·.ητ l>< m· season in Florida in spite of the extreme cold und '.hut the more than βϋϋ acres fanned by American Fuods thvrc hu<i suffered little damage. "We had to burn 3C.OUO truck tires and smoke up this wlule Up uf Florida, but we suved «,ur crop from the cold, "Ceiniglia said. American Foods is in the ; blueberry business as well as strawberries. He said thut they expected a 100 percent in crease in blueberry sules in liurguw this year and a lf>U percent increase in New Jer- 1 "We arc la Tabor City to stay uad have ilined a new tri· year leaae with Mr. Wil liam*. We deal want «Mr (inr κ rower friends la the 'I iibor area to think we were a one year, one shot deal We have creat faith in the Κ rower« of that area and know they crow the best strawberries in the world. Because we are In Tabor City to stay, we feel that this big. new cooler was needed if we were to pro vide ade<iuste accomoda tions," he said. Within the next few days, a ψwm -mm u ■ representative of American Foods will start calling on the berry growers and inviting them to sell their crops this year with them. Again, flats and other berry supplies will be available to the growers at the near-coat prices at the ρ re-cooling plant next to Planters Warehouse. "We are looking forward to a great berry year in Tabor City -where I understand the acreage has been increased and the growers are better ac quainted with the kind of pack we like." Cemisiia said. Industry Training Operation Underway; Hiring Continues EULOGY TO A FRIEND . . . John Bert Prince, Jr. How d«> you say "we'll miss him" in any way other than that? How can you really put letters together into words to express just how you feel about the passing of a man whom you had known for nearly two decades, talked with frequently, argued with about the price of new car, used all the salesmanship at your command to sell him advertising, played golf with, talked with about the η Hist recent fishing excursion, or simply sat down with and chatted about business, politics and the community. Those are the things that come to mind as i we grope for words to portray our true feelings j of our now departed friend—j. B. Princfc.' He was not. a man filled with words of flattery, indeed it might be said that he was no diplomat. He was a straightforward man who shot from the shoulder, said what he believed, never mincing words just to please the listener. He was a man whose business acumen was of such quality and his nature of such aggressive ness as to stand in our generation as positive proof that this is America — land of the free and free enterprise. He was a man truly interested in the future of the community, even while knowing he had no future. He was a man faced with sure death in the prime years of his life, yet he was never whimpering, never complaining, never feeling sorry for himself. He was born, lived and died almost within earshot of the banks of the Lumber River, yet his activities carried him to far away places and there, like in his own country, he was a man t worthy of respect and gratitude. He was not a j prophet without honor, either at home or away, i If we could have read his last thoughts, we believe he would have expressed few regrets. We believe he would have expressed great pride in a wonderful wife and family that he left be hind. We believe he would not have chosen to re-pattern his business life. We believe he would have had joy in his heart for the community growth and betterment that he helped to mold. He would be the first to admit to imperfec tions. But many of us left behind would do well with only those imperfections. , And thus in these few scrambled words, ob viously inadequate, we humbly acknowledge the passing of one we will not soon forget — John Bert Prince.—W.H.C. Loris, Tabor City Mourn J. B. Prince Loris and Tabor City paused Monday to pay tribute to a i Twin City Community busi-[ nessman and civic loader — 1 3. B. Prince. Jr. I Mr. Prince. 49. died at 8:15 a.m. Sunday «it Conway Hos-1 pltal after a period of declin ing health. Though seldom allowing him self to be seen at the fore front. he was Hie inspiration of much of the work done for the betterment of the Twin City Community over the years H»· was a cha'ter member of I the Loris Civitan club — one of 15 men who formed the or ganiaztlon that for years has Riven community leadership to the town. He was a member of i both the Loris and Tabor City ; Merchant* Associations, and a ι member of the First Baptist I church, where he was president ί I of his Sunday School class and | a trust««. For many yenrs he served Lorl·. as a member of the Board of Water Commissioners and (Continued On Page 4) Eight area residents found employment this week as the Atlanta Lingerie Co., opened the doors to its pilot plant located in the Planters Ware house Building in Tabor City. Supervising the operations was the firm's secretary, Leon ard Martin who said that the firm's pilot operation had "progressed according to sche dule." The erection of sewing ma chinery , and other items ne cessary to begin training oper ations was completed last j week and the new plant began - operating this Monday. Ex pectations are that at least 15 workers would be selected by the end of the week. Long range plans call for the event iujI employment of more than 2Ϊίθ pbopl«*. If training operations prove successful, the New York firm will renovate the old tobacco warehouse completely, event ually occupying the entire building. At present, the ware house is partitioned off and about 25 sewing machines of various types have been lo cated in the front of the build ing. Of those who are currently working in the plant, most have been experienced in sewing operations. Training for those with no previous experience will begin later in the week. Enough machinery for the training program is on hand to train from 20 to 30 persons at one time, and more equipment is expected to ar rive here shortly. Applicants for the new in dustry are being received in side the plant as work with trainees goes on. "So far, the main problem that we have has been locat ing ample housing facilities," stated Martin, "we will know more of the plant difficulties such as knowledge of skills and work loading as time goes on in the schedule." Pre-School Clinic Set For March 15 If you have a youngster around the house who will enter school In Tabor City for the first time nest fall, mark March 15 on yo«r cal endar now. That is the date all pre first trade children and their parenta should go to the auditorium of the Tabor City school for a pre-achool clinic starting at 9:3® a. m. At that time. Principal Randall Burleson said. Im portant Instructions will bo Riven concerning preparing for children to enter the first grade next fall will be ι given to parents. Keith Lawson Trial Expected Thursday Keith Lawson. ex-oonvtct operator of a State Lino nightspot, will go mm trial In Horry Comity Gcostal Sessions court this week, District Solicitor J. M. (Bud; Long sold today. "We hope to pat Laws· on trial Thursday on Charg en arising from the fatal shooting of ΓΙ steh er Dayton Causey." Oansey waa fatally wsnni ed Fob. It a« Mm Patto Drive Inn, spsrstid by Law son, aftor a wild-wool typo waa ahoi tbwgb tbe Mil