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DONT MISS • NEWS • I.UTUIBS • PICTURES • ADVERTISING Every Week la The THE— 1 THE ONLY PULITZER PRIZE WINNING WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN THE UNITED STATES 7· tte — SERVICE — • WITHOUT SEI F1NHNESH • WITHOUT FEAR • WITHOUT FAVOR Tb« (jwil «r Tb« Tribune Now and Forever VOLUME XVII. NUMBER 37 Ex-Convict ^4 »mm ■ "Tabor City — The Toum With A City Future» Ο*** Porta»« Paid At Tabor dfar, N. C. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 20. 1963 Pub. Every Wednesday By The Atlantic Pub. C».. Gree· Sea Rd.. Tabor ; ; ■ City. Ν. V. 10c PER COPY—S3.00 AND $«.()» A YEAR Ex-Convict Acquitted In Shooting Keith Lawson, ex-convict und former operator of the Patio Drive Inn on State Line, is !ree of α charge of murder arising from the pistol duel deüth of Fletcher Dayton Miusey, 28, on Feb. 17. Judge J. Grimball in Gener al Sessions court last week hi dt red a directed verdict of acquittal at the conclusion of the state's evidence and di.'J not allow the case to go to the jury . The stute witnesses told of the events lea 'ing up to tin fatal woun ing of Causey ;· t1'«· Patio Drive In on Feb. 1 φ it n, while he stcod with :> rocked derringer at the head of Lawson. the latter pushed it aside and pumped a bullet through Causey's heart . Lawson the day he was ac quitted asked newsmen to run a front page story of hia ac quittal. suggesting the head line, "Ex-Convict Acquitted Ot Murder Charge." #lrs. M. Williamson Of Cerro Gordo Dies CERRO GORDO — Mrs. Marshall E. Williamson, 76, of Cerro Gordo, mother of Rep. Arthur W. Williamson of Chadbourn, died Friday morn- | ing in Southeastern General Hospital following a short ill ness. ^The former Annie Bell "reen of Cvrro Gordo, she was a lifelong member of the Cer ro Gordo Baptist Church. Funeral services were held Saturday at 3 p. m. at the Cerro Gordo Baptist Church with the Rev. C. E. Brisscn officiating. Burial was in the Piney Forest Baptist Church cemetery. Survivors include her htfs «nd, Μ. E. Williamson; two ughters, Mrs. Alice W. Kel ler and Mrs. Sudie W. Martin, both of Cerro Gordo; two sons. Arthur W. Williamson ol Chadbourn. and Dr. Rossie W. Williamson of Tabor City; a brother, D. F. Green of Cerro Gordo; three sisters. Mrs. Ida Billiard and Mrs. Lonie Wil liamson, both of Cerro Gordo and Mrs. Agnes Hammond of ^hiteville: nine grandchil-1 "en; and seven great-grand- j children. District HD Clubs To Meet In E-Town The Eighteenth DisTricP cf j Home Demonstration Clubs 1 will meet on Tuesday March 26 in the Elizabethtown Bap tist Church, Elizabethtown. H The morning session begins at 10:30. Dr. Albert Edwards, Minist er of First Presbyterian Chur ch. Raleigh, will be guest speaker. The Senior class of Loris High School is all astir with preparations of "Papa Says No!", a three-act comedy by Felicia Metcalfe, to be pre sented at the high school auditorium on April 4. PICKING UP THE PIECES — The front and the rear of the car pictured above parted company when a bridge got in the way. The fro:it section was brought in on a trailer, while the rear end (on the left) was daggling behind a wrecker. The driver, Ted Allen Mills, 19, of Tabor City, was not injured. His car skidded into a bridie last Wednesday near Tabor City on Ν C 1300 while traveling at "a high rate of speed," according to Trooper A. H. Campbell, he invesigating officer. Mills was charged with careless and reckless driving. Damage to the auto was estimated at $400. "Columbus Lagging In Yam Yield" Expert Tells Growers "Columbus County has not kept pace with the rest of the state sweet potato produc tion." These were the words of Henry Covington, horticulture specialist of N. C. State Col lege, when he spoke to the Sandy Plains Community De velopment Club Thursday night. "I mean this to be construc tive criticism." he explained, "But this county does have the lowest average yield of the state." Covington told sweet potato growers that the "outlook for this year is good," and that the industry is now "under going growing pains." "Many new things are tak ing place in the industry. We can now sell all sizes and shapes of sweet potatoes where in the past there was only a good market for U. S. No. 1 potatoes." he said. New developments in the sweet potato industry. Cov-1 ingtun said, include (1 > the development of dehydrate«! potato flaking plants at Ben son and Winsor, (2) the devc- I lopment of a packaged sweet I potato pie mix by scientists at State College. (3) a new $8 million baby food plant in Asheville which contracts lor some sweet potatoes. "1 believe that the sweet po tato industry will parallel the orange industry in develop ment," Covington said. "Sev eral years ago most oranges went to the fresh market, but ι now with the development of canned frozen orange juices, the fresh market has given away to the processed market as the major user of oranges." "We must become efficient growers for in the future we will be growing more and more for the processor rather than the fresh market," Cov ington stated. He said Virginia is now North Carolina's chief com petitor in the sweet potato producing business, and they are growing for canneries nut fresh markets. "North Carolina growers must be able to take $2.00 a bushel for their crop and still make money. Y.ou cannot j do this on low yields. We must also bring the price of sweet j potatoes down in line with Irish potatoes on fresh mark ets," Covington said. Sellers A Finalist For UNC Scholarship C. B. Sellers, local senior, was notified Monday by Dr. Julian Mason that he is a fin alist for the Andrew A. Ber shak Scholarship given by the Interfraternity Council at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Sellers wi!! appear before the University Scholarship Committee Saturday, March 2.1! in the Institute of Government Building at the University. Sellers and other finalists i from throughout the state will spend Friday and Saturday nights in Craigo Dormitory. The Andrew Bershak Scho larship is given once a year and is worth $.'">00 f< r each of four years. REVIVAL Revival services began at Glendale Baptist Church Sun day night March 17. and will continue through March 23. | Columbus Would Get $1.5 Million In Road Bond Columbus County would get nearly a $1.5 million share of a proposed $200 million bond issue now under study by 'he General Assembly. Columbus County*" Repre sentative Arthur Williamson snid this week that: "Under the terms of the bill as it pres ently stands, if the voters ap posal. funds acruing from get $250,000 spread over a five year periud. And. in addition that quarter of a million dol lars. the remaining $75 mil lion from the first $100 mil lion would be allocated to the counties on a formula taking into account unpaved mileage of secondary roads in each county." Under present provisions of the bill. Columbus County with 52S) miles of unpaved roads would get SI.5 million with an estimated one half of this sum going to the building of secondary roads. Sources in the Legislature say the issue could be carried without an increase in any taxes, including gasoline taxes. Legislators explain financ ing the bond issue this way: If voters approved the pr«· proved. each county would gasoline tax would take car·· of the interest and principal payments until 19157. at which time the 1949 Scott roads pro- j grain of $200 million will be paid. Then once the Scott pro gram is paid off, the one cent tax passeil to pay for the Stott pngram would takeover payments on the newly pro posed $200 million bond is sue. The bill as it now stands would cr.ntintie the one-cent tax scheduled to end in 1967. "I think it makes xood sense," said Williamson speak ing of the new road bill, "and I'm willing to go along with it once the road committees and finance committees have examined it carefully." Bulletin Spring came to the Twin C!ty Community all of a »ud den this work and farmer* ε II over brenn to really put pole bran seed in thr ground. R. C. llarrriMon. manager ο«" the Hoiry County Firm er* Mark -t, said Ttirsd -y that a xuddrn npu't of planting Tuesday Indicated that thr acreage planted to ρ ο I r beans this year will far M r»'4 that ever planted in this are» before, PUTTINO YAM8 TO BID — Some Μ worker* at« busy this week puttln* five arrn* of sweet potatoes to Μ oeross Hwy. 701 from radio station WTAB. The ram* or the Centlnnel variety, and are belnc planted by M. C. Sarvls Co. of Tabor City, which Ik hoping that the erop will yield plenty of seed sprouts. I Fowler Stabbed On State Line Saturday Night b; a knife'so ST** Station wiUl '^ΛΛ,·ί «•von a 50-50 chance of Ju, I vival by doctors at the Lor's ! Community Hospital !.Ä^sivnov^«a,i"s cident: y f the ,n" into «η argument about a®]*1 i .".»at«: F»r tmible.1"" "" nt«S t'rH3iTayIflapPed Fowl ' Mrs. Robert Fowl ..· made both men leave theTta saying that she wou'd £? """""""«* Poivli-r ond Homminawav I n Π,"",",'"' ,he station, where Fowl siiclTh ,stIabbt'''· Hemmingw;.y ..ι«I tha he was struck on the head with a pop bottle and also stated that he was' rim ng away at the time Fowler, at the time the Tri bune went to press, was „ I "" —ζ ÄÄ ^"i"11"" s<i-t„ ■η icld m a Conway, s C J.« I pendingJhe o,„eo,ne of r owlei s condition. Civitatis Seeking Applicants For Medico I Prog ram SeffPH,lr,'Vrns f"r " Medical ' ι Λ "® p«wn.m n"* being taken by the Tabor City Civitan Club thJ'^i.r^r· nt's|K»'"l by Cnil Defense Agency. ϊκ " up to train people tJ, u qualified to render first-aid in T'of »ny emergency, nl!" al or man-made. im b/'ia,'8 " vJtaI Pr°Rram to r L se °f a na"«»nal disasl : t°?USe if "l"· country »' in Professional medical help may not be available (or "· This ι β hour course iu'n, eVmyth,nK fr"m min<* cuts to emergency childbirlh " Columbus County civil n«.. ftnse Director L. R Wivn.. said. Wayne thlh::zinu'rvsiv(i '» ,ak'nR Kh-ctn, ca. or EKtLa,° S,,°rt' ln Tab"' City tes and times fur the zt »"<!*„■»»«■"«« n«; man of ih Dameron. chair said courie commit >e Pamphlets and o'her iniv,.· -nation about th, com, £», *av..labl, th.. ,rk s, Th" .SnSiSff « American roods President Plans Banner Scales Year Area sir wbei · y grower :·>· •.oiii!» In lot·' iv«· ;i -hot i;i tl·· *m this ye ι in "It itij»« b« m - its" «iiac-lf! willi Ihi· f.ui •ose <if μ t'iilling t ►««.· at·:· iliirk- t ;.nJ in: uriiiicf ο· }·ιη,<! jU.ilitv products, both I·»'· l!i Jentiil « I tin· biiyi r and t dkr. In a Ii tt« r from Aiiiericm ?onos prt-sidtnt Jui' CVrni};!i.i υ local jiiiWi'is, tin.· Λ"ϊ:ιι·ιί •xeeutive COlllllll'llU.·«! Uli (lis firm's plans for tin· i-oinuip season I'm· tin· Tabor City Chadbouin aria. The afi-iuta inilut1«·! work which is al ready progressing on wilarr.«· .nents of tlu* new strawberry pre-cooler facilities locate«l in Tabor City, stressing the im portance to berry farmers of prc-shipment cooling of their products. •·\ν< Μ ν ·>|.ι Ί ; pprori ii t« -y < Ii* ιπίΐΐ',η box« · ·»» ι,· t I« ' ' η· ι .·.< hv: V (I !·. I ΙΜ/ll l«*l 1. . J tl„ t |·ι»' ι Λ ρ· rii in« .vi Ii · ucqniK'il ,·. r· ' u'l l.f .11 till ■ · ■ inpllll i.l: V»Ii «■· ι I I.lily Μ ! || C t ill I t·I I ι f 1 ίi*i· :iry liic νι :· ιΐι North 1 C'liliilirt ·." : t J I Iii« l< ttil". ( ' ·! ιιί !ι.ι · I ·t· il »öil· ι lh.it Aintrl·.· in Kim «Ii is ».>. prctinv I t'l· t'l V·». 11' 1111 llf Ι»·ΓΊΊι '· Ϊ!Ι Ί':|Ιμ.| I ' i i V 11· I Utii|i.i\v Ibis yi-ar ;uul siivssi-il tin· ποι·ιί ι ι ι Ullis I'm* fouling "Wt-ry Ι»ιι.\ of birrit's Hi it cm »nit* t ι niurkot." Ί'Ικ· ΛηιιιΐΓ.ιιι Κι» ".Is ι xtvuiivt· saiil Iiis eompun.v fXpi'i'tril .ι 40<> pt-rcnt in cri-asc ill strawbi·! iy silos 11·ir ν« ar in tin· two iiivas ami pru ji't'li il sail's aiv fX|K'<-ti'il I. lvacli abovt· tin· SI.IHIO.IKKI mark. To insure Company plans which v· til· »ι! 11111: · t«- goal of plat ill}' Ni.ith Carolina itiaw ; l»i 11 i< · in .. on» -again dom ifi. nt po-ition iii the market, ( > :ii I> . ρΙ.,η· tn 11,mi· to Ta I. . i "ity in Hi·· ι rly pai I of '.· ii!. ν■ «II in ii<lv:tiici· of lue !· . · κ ι rv shippiii", season. W. are }.oinj'. I·, hold a grow > ι in«·· ting and have soiae o·. I inf.n in itiuii to pass on . \ ii ιir.litig tin· protection I flops (Inline five/.ing or ι im ι *!.·ιι?ι«·ι- weather when you are in bloom or fruit pro v. ΊΙ Ι·ι· notified in ad νa lice of this meeting and I sincerely hop.. that you will encourage glowers who did not market with American Foods last year to attend this meeting so that we in iy attract sufficient vol umn to ultimately lower your marketing cost," said t'ernig | ha. 'l'iie executive pointed out li. .t American Foods operates on a voliunn business and at; volunin increases, operational ι costs go down, resulting in a saving to the grower through company policy of reducing the selling commission on the fruit. This had occurred last ι season in the company's new operation in Pemberton, New Jersey. Pemberton growers were charged a 10-percent selling commission. "Rut." said Cernigiia's letter. "When *.he deal was over in Augus", our committments from additional growers were so overwhelm ing ti at at the last meeting which we held we advised them that because of the tre mendous support which we had received and lor the com season, we were confident that we would be able to reduce the marketing charge from 10 pt rcent to six percent." Ac cording to the letter, this was a voluntary concession based on grower satisfaction a::d good all-around customer re lations. Cerniglia said. "We hope th.it in another season that we may be able to follow ihis . ;;nii· procedure in North Car olina." Willie V. Hammonds \V111 'ΓΕVILLE—Willie Vance Hammonds. 65. died in Co lumbus County Hospital Sat urday afternoon following a brief illness. An employe of the Nt ws-lteporter here for S3 years, he had been production in οι. ger for 35 years. lie started work with the weekly newspaper at the age of 12 as a printer's devil. Survivors include his will ow. Mrs. Mae llonks H*>rn monds; two daughters, Mrs, Betty Host· lkn..un i*t Bjiii niore. Md.. and Mrs. F.lgie CI« ιυιη.ms of Whiteville; two sons. Orvia E. Hiammonds of Brunswick and At finrrfon f Uinmioiul.s nf Central Valley, Calif.; on»· brother, .lames Hammonds <if Whitcville; two : ι -1«rs, Mrs. Russell Rockwell ikI Mrs. William A. Hill of Wluleville; und 10 ßrandehil di ι ii. Κ im« ·γ.ίΙ services were held • t MrKi ir/.ir's Kmier.il Chnpi'l Sunday ;it -Ι ρ m. b\ the II·. v. Nelson Hodj:kins. rector of the fir: Ι·'ι>Ι»Η·ορ (I Chinch her«. Hi ι rial followed in Western I'roiig Cemetery. Advice is not disliked be cause ο is advice; but because ;-o lew people kimw how tc .ive it. —Leigh Hunt Employment Rising At Atlanta Lingerie Employment rov to Π this week at th<· Atlanta Lingerie Company'* pilot training plant as four more women and four men were hired. Plans rail for hiring of four more employees today I (Wednesday) an the new in ' tiustry moves forward to train personnel to manufac ture Its line of women's wear. I l-ong range plans eall for the eventual employment of more than 200 people, and the training program cur rently underway I* designed to train from 2d to 3· per sons at «me time. Rotary Club Names 1963-64 Officers j s. P. Smith was named president of the Tabor City Rotary Club Monday night as the club elected officers for the 1963-64 Rotary Club year. Randall Burleson, principal of the Tabor City Schools, was elected vice-president; Frank Nesmith of Nesmith Insur ! a nee Agency, was named see j retary; and W. W. Woody of W. F Cox Co.. was chosen as I treasurer. I The new slate of officers j will assume duties in July. j They will replace these 1961 ' 1962 officers: Paul Rogers. Jr president; R. C. Soles. Jr., vice-president; Burmey Stev ) ens, treasurer; and Randall Burleson, secretary. Savings Bond Sales Scries Ε and II Savings : Bonds sales for February in Horry County totaled $14.381.00 , reports T. L. Benson. C\.unt> Savings Bonds Chairman. Ε and II sales for tile sta!o in February totaled $2.198.053, reports Robert G. Clavvson State Chairman of the U. s Savings Bonds Committee. There will bu an open in stallation of officers (1963 64) of The Order of the East ι ern Star. Loris Chapter No 106. on Friday evening, Μ a Γ ι ch 29, at 7:30 p. m. The cere mony will be held in the new Masonic Hall. I "IVEY" SERVES TABOR Years Of Courtesy Wins Many Friends by Ray Wirker It's hard these days to find anyone who is willing I · 'jo "above and beyond the lin·· of duty" in performing any task for the public. Most are willing only to ot er the minimum sei \ lei tie •essary to hold their jobs but here are exceptions. Tilman lvey, truck driver or Miller Motor Express, is uch an exception. Known simpiy as "lvey" to lost Tabor City merchants·, he as given local businessmen ueful and courteous service or over eight years. Five days a week, "lvey" eaves his home in Lumberton η his route to Fair Bluff, Thadbourn and Tabor City bringing Merchants the goods to stock their stores. Not very talkative, "lvey ' goes about his work in a quiet ι and efficient m:itui r. I.il.ina ι personal inten·;-! in the transportation and shipping I >rohl< ns ο his custom s. i Siil. sin. η wli · si'i'v« I >ι T.i bor City area .ill have ι km I ' won) for "lvey." "Hi· give« iry customers such good sei vi«·« that it ui.ikcs j my s· tllti'4 j. b much easier." one· sahsm.m < mim nt ·ιΙ. "hoy's" c iMipjiny Mil iot Μι '<>r Kvpii ss of Charlotte has also serve I Tabor C'it> w.ll. Ti is conp ·ι·\ ·I' . miicli '» hell» ·'·«' lot· >1 niiffchunt'i 's.S. ei ition in it« ilii\< for nov •n histry. Viil r representatives tr New York met with m itivtrv prospects and helped work net 'he m my tran ρ rt.»ti<.i problems industries 'in a cross when »;·_%■ roiv^i I er mov ing an entire manufacturing plant and keeping it in opera tion.