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VOLUME XVII. NUMBER 37
Ex-Convict
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"Tabor City — The Toum With A City Future»
Ο*** Porta»« Paid At Tabor dfar, N. C. WEDNESDAY. MARCH 20. 1963 Pub. Every Wednesday
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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.

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