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DONT MISS • NEWS • FXATIRES • MCTIKtS • AUVKKIISINU Beery Week In Tke Tribune 74e 7« KjtT NETS PAP E* 7JV THE UNITED STATES 7"U^cuee — SERVICE — • WITHOUT SEI FlStf.NESH • WITHOUT FEAE • WITHOUT FAVOE Tb« («<1*1 of The Trlbiuu Now and t'wtvtr VOLUME xvn. N.MB>K „ **Tatar CUjt — The Towm With A City Future" Paid AI Tabor Cttjr. ». C. WEDNESDAY, JUNE It. 1963 Pub. Every Wednesday By The Atlantic Pob. Ci. Green Sea Kd. (ilv Μ I* Ii« uru #<auii . ' College Committee To Seek Support Here Next Tuesday ine Community College Committee will come lu Tab or City next Tuesday night, | June 18. to seek support for the establishment of a two year college for Columbus Co unty, Ben L. Nesmith. Jr., president of Waccamaw Bank and Trust Co., announced this morning. The committee will meet with interested local citizens at 8 p. m. at th« Red Barn Restaurant to explain "what the college will mean to the ' county and surrounding area, and exactly how much it will cost taxpayers," Jesse Fisher, chairman of the college com mittee said. "The Red Barn is not open yet for service, but the owner has allowed us to use it for this meeting. Dinner will not be served," Nesmith said. The committee which in I eludes S. P. Smith of Tabor City, Dr. S. G. Koonce of Chadbourn, Martin Schulken of Whiteville, Tom Clayton of Fair Bluff, Mrs. W. B. Ward of Clarendon, Martin Lowe of Chadbourn. and Jack Count il of Lake Waccamaw, was ap pointed some two months ago by the Columbus County Board of Commissioners, and has been working throughout the } county see-king support for the college project. The Governor's Commission on Education Beyond The High School recommended Co lumbus County as one of a, network of proposed commun ity colleges. The two-year col leges, the commission recom mended 15 such schools be established, are seen by educa ufflciJty a*' one of tw*j I approaches to the problem of increased enrollments at state supported institutions. The other approach calls for the expansion of existing college facilities. Two weeks ago. Columbus County's Senator Cari Mearcs and Representative Arthur Williamson jointly introduced a bill in the senate and house requesting $500,000 for the I establishment of a county community college. Under this appropriation bill the county would be required to match state funds for the institution. Much support for the col lege project has been shown from various parts of the co unty in recent weeks. Last Thursday night, the Democratic Women of Colum I bus County meeting in White ville voted unanimously to send a letter of endorsement to the Community College Committee as a pledge of its support of the proposed col lege. AA rising senior at Woman's College, Greensboro, Mis Wil liamson is working toward a BS degree in home economics. Ρ She is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. I. Williamson of Cerro Gordo. Burleson Among Group To Attend National Meet Randall Burleson, principal of TiiIjur City Schools, is a inong nine North Carolina ed ucatois selected to represent the state at the 27th Annual National Conference of the National Association of Stu dent Councils. The conference will meet at Ann Arbor High School, Ann Arbor. Michigan on June 23 27, with about 700 "highly se lected" yuuiii leaders and thefr faculty advisers expected to attend. Representatives are selected by state student council ox&»4 ciations and the natkjual of fice of the association. The conference theme will be "Youth Speaks Through The Student Council." .. Mars Hill Workshop Burleson will also serve as supervisor of adult sponsors at the Fourth North Carolina Student Council Leadership Workshop to be held at Mars Hill College. July 22-26. He will be accompanied by Linda Carter, Margaret Ann Soles and Charles Strickland, who will represent Tabor City High School at the five-day workshop. I John D. Schoolland, student ! council advisor of Phoeniz, I Aiizona, will be guest consult I ant for the workshop. He is also executive secretary of the I Arizona Association of Student I Councils. Miss Ann Williamson of Cerro Gordo has begun work as a trainee agent in the Co lumbus County Extension of fice for six weeks. Ensign Brinkley graduated June 5. and will be aboard the U. S. S. Gyatt after he returns from Germany where he will visit his parents. Colonel and Mrs. J. F. Brinkley. Mrs. Brinkley is the former Effie Wllloughby. CCC Tourney In Semi-Fino! The annual club golf champ ionship of the Carolinas Co untry Club moved into the semi-final round this werk with competition keen and in terest at a high level. Price Bush won one up ov er Buddy Hardwick to win the right to meet Frank Mc Gougan in one part of the semi-finals. MsGougan defeat- ι od John Mason Shelly 5 and 4 *» advance. ..oger Ear ρ defeated the Rev. Dan Montgomery 4 and 2 to go into the semi finals, meet Henry Neal Wright, who defeated Paul Rogers 3 and 2 to advance. Semi-final rounds are to be completed by Thursday. In the High School champ ionship. Russell Wright won the title over Frank Stanley in a sudden death playoff on the 19th hole. Both boys are 1 from Tabor City. Just moved Into Tabor City this week from Chattanooga, Tenn. is the Roscoe Beck fam ily. Mr. Bock is employed as a salesman by Prince Motor Company. He is married to the former Miss Janette Gore. They have two children, Ger ald and Rickey. Beck was for merly with Curtis Candy com pany for 11 years. Many peo ple will remember him when he worked here as a represent ative for Curtis. They reside on Woodrow Street. Beek was born and raised near Tabor City, about 10 miles in the country. He was transferred to another location about 5 years a(o. "The people are just as friendly as when I left. I've been (iven a wonderful reception and am thrilled over it. "The business atmosphere has greatly improved In the past few years and there has been a tremendous growth," he said. High Honor Paid Tabor Student At Tenn. School Cadet Leon Edward Fon vielle of Tabor City received a high honor at Castle Heights Military Academy, Lebanon. Tenn. lust weekend. He was named the most out standing post-graduate during commencement exercises held June 2. Cadet Fonvielle, the son of Mr. and Mrs. Leon C. Fon vielle, was selected by faculty vote. "Fonvielle was the scholast ic leader of his class but made a greater name for himself on the football field where he was one of the main factors in Heights' '«£rch to first place in the final standings of the Mid South conference. "His prowess at halfback on the Heights team brough him membership in the Castle Heights Football Hall of Fame and selection to the All-Mid South and All-Southern teams. "He was a mainstay on the baseball team, playing catcher and carrying a large share of the hitting load. "Recently, he was electeed to the National Honor Soc iety," a spokesman for the A cademy, said. Fonvielle and Sammy Wil liams, a 1963 graduate of Tab or City High School, have signed four - year football grant-in-aids with the Uni versity of North Carolina and will take to the playing field with the freshman Tar Heels this fall. Jaycees installs New Officers Thursday Night The Tabor City Junior Chamber of Commerce will hold its annual installation of officers banquet Thursday night. June 13, at Zane's Restaurant, Crescent Beach. New officers will be install ed by C. J. Arnold of Hamlet, past state vice-president and national director. Guest speaker will be Red Beale, Eighth District vice president, who will speak on "Huw the District Looks." New officers are Eldred Dudney, president; Tom Rog ers, first vice-president; Ray mond Wicker, second vice president; Harold Ward, sec retary; Bernice Gerald, trea surer; Gene West, correspond ing secretary; Clifford Gore, state director; Earl Duncan, director; Silas Inman, director; and Robert Dale Inman, jay bird. Dick Garrell of Greensboro, the son of Mr. and Mrs. C. D. Garrell of Tabor City, under went surgery last week at the Baptist Hospital in Winston Salem. Mrs. Jean Nutter of Tulsa, Oklahoma, was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Wicker a few days last week. " " ' " — *—»»·»» """ n.iro λ ir.na Incumbents Sweep Polls wmmmm * JIMMY H1NSON REV. VANCE TYSON Tyson-Ηinson Evangelistic Team To Start Revival At Clarendon The Tyson-Η inso η Evange listic Tenin will conduct a re vival crusade at the Clarendon Baptist Church, June 16-22. Services will begin at eight o'clock. The music will be directed by Mr. Jimmy Hinson. All singers are asked to join with the Clarendon Church Choir in forming the Revival Choir. This group will meet on Sunday afternoon at 2:30 for rehearsal. It is hoped that the choir will consist of 75 to 100 voices. On Tuesday afternoon at 3:00 there will be a special service for the young people. Rev Vance Tyson will speak on the subject. "Courtship and Marriage." All neighboring churches and the public are invited to at tend. The church is air-condition ed for your comfort. Hail Storm Hits Bethel-Mollie A severe hail and thunder storm struck in the Bethel - ■ Mollie community Tuesday afternoon. resulting in ex tensive damage to crops. Hail the size of marbles ' and bitter struck in streaks over a wide area and riddled a number of fields of to bacco . Corn crops and gard ens were likewise damaged to considerable degree. A tobacco barn on the farm of J. D. Johnson was struck by lightning right be fore his eyes and was de stroyed by fire and wind. Mr. Johnson was at his hog parlor when the bolt hit his tobacco barn and witnessed the destruction. Fred Lay Elected Alumni President Fret I L;iy, agriculture teach er of Tabor City High School, was elected president of the County North Carolina Sta'e College Alumni at a meeting held Thursday night. Other officers named for the coming year were: Sam Hughes of Hallsboro, vice pres ident; and Bill Delaney of Whiteville, secretary-treasurer. Yesterday's town election brought no upsets or surprises und the incumbents will all be resworn July first to begin an other tenure of office. The official count /or the contested commissioner posi tions was as follows: Ned Butler 118 Maxie Watt« 104 Phil Hughes 195 Willard Wright 247 Mayor Howard Harrelson, unopposed for re-election re ceived 299 votes. A total of 354 people voted. This is ap proximately one-third of the registered voters in Tabor City. Harrelson is the first person to ever serve four consecutive terms as mayor of Tabor City. Wright has been on the board of commissioners for 12 years and Hughes for 10 years. Three votes were written in for mayor. Tank Butler re ceiving 2 and 1 for George Washington Norton. Members of the board not up for re-election this time are W. W. Woody and O. D. Gar rel I. Warehouse Owners Attend Tenn. Meet Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Coleman and Mis. Harriett L. Sikes of Tabor City attended the Bur ley Auction Warehouse Asso ciation Convention held in French Lick. Tennessee June 9-11. The 17th annual convention met in the Shearton Hotel. Mr. Coleman is a member of the board of governors of both the Burley Auction Warehouse Association and the flue-cured tobacco association. The R. C. ColemaulOinpany owns and operates tobacco warehouses in Tabor City, Boone, Greensboro in North Carolina and in Mountain City, Tennessee. Two From County Finish At Pembroke Two Columbus County col lege seniors were awarded degrees Monday, June 3, at commencement exercises at Pembroke State College. They were: Billy· Eugene Soles, Tabor City; and Ralph Benton. Jr., Chad bourn. Both received B. S. degrees. Rescue Squad Being Formed Organization Meet Thursday East Carolina Graduates 13 From Columbus Thirteen Columbus County seniors and graduate students received degrees Sunday. June 9, at East Carolina College's Fifty - fourth Commencement Exercises. Two graduate students — Lawrence Murat Β lizard, Whiteville; and Thomas Eu gene Mercer, Nakina—receiv ed M. A. degrees. Those from Columbus Coun ty receiving A. B. degrees were: Shelvia Jean Hardie. Clarendon; Dale Brooks Mills, Tabor City; Donald Ray Mc Queen, Whiteville: and Walter Clay Rose, Cerro Gordo. B. S. Degrees were awarded to Patsy Ann Collier, Tabor City; Lowery Lane Fipps, Clarendon; Shelvia Jean Har die, Clarendon; Phyllis Emily Hinson. Whiteville: Sylvia Thompson Martin, Whiteville: Walter Thomas O'Berry. Ever green; Joseph Randall Pea cock, Chadbourn: and Richard Sadler Stevens, Whiteville. A rescue squad for Tabor City may soon become a real ity. Three local men have been working with the idea for some time and will hold an organ izational meeting Thursday night, June 13 at the Wildlife Club at Lake Tabor at 7:30 p. m. Among those working to form such a group are Bill Burgess, David McPherson, and Howard Stanley. "We will elect officers and try to set up a working organ ization, and we hope that all interested persons will come out and lend their support at Thursday's meeting," McPher son said. Thus far, the group's efforts have not been in vain. They have already been given a 1952 model ambulance by In man Funeral Home and have received at least one cash do nation from local merchants. "We welcome all the help we can get from interested citizens, businessmen and civic clubs," McPherson said. If organizational plans are successful, the Tabor City Res- j cue Squad will become the' fourth such group in Columbus County. Other groups are in! tair Bluff, Chadbourn, and j Lake Waceamaw. Loris has! had a working rescue squad i for some time. After organizing, the local I rescue squad plans to conduct j training classes for its memb- I ers in first aid and other emer- ' gency procedures The squad will operate en tirely on a volunteer basis, and will be available 24 hours a day to render aid in any emer- | gency. Wild West Rodeo Set In Cerro Gordo Cerro Gordo is normally a quiet farming community, but ι this weekend, it will look more the Wild West as cowboys of Coastal Rodeo. Inc., stage a two-day rodeo for local horse lovers. The professional rodeo rid ers will put on two shows in the Columbus County Arena. One is set for 8 p. m. Saturday. June IS. nnH th#» <iihnr for o on p. m. Sunday. June 16. Calf-roping, steer wrestling, bull riding, and brock riding will highlight both rodeos. A free pony wijl be given away during the weekend. The Columbus County Arena is located next to Greene's Livestock Market on the Cerro Gordo road. Admission will be $1.00 for UHU .«UV IUI t llliumi Father Builds Town Hall And Son Makes First Addition 25 Years Later I 4*" 1·^——ρ INSIDE THE OLD HARRELSON PHARMACY — Pictured above inside the old drug «tore are left to right: R. C. Harreliion, Eldred Hickman holding young Howard, Dr. Cox holding hie eon, and Dr. J. A. Mills who worked at the pharmacy for 43 yearn. Note the Saigon sign* acroae the top. Sargon was a predecetwor of Had-a-col, By Charles Heatherly As a result of Tuesday's election, Mayor Howard Har relson has become the first mayor of Tabor City to serve four consecutive terms. First elected in 1957 at the age of 25, he also holds the record for being the youngest person ever elected as this city's chief executive. For nearly three decades this family has proved that business and politics can be appropriate Ingredients for a well rounded and rewarding life. R. C. Harrelson, Howard's father, was first elected mayor in 19*6 and served until 1941. He also was elected to a term in the North Carolina state Senat« (η IMS. In IMS Mayor R. C. Harrel son fcuitt the city's new town hall ht, contortion with a WPA project; fwenty-five years later, bis Vnayor-son Howard built the ftfit addition. Pitdaato, the town hall was located in the old red ι brich SuildMe beside the wat er tank at the northern edge of town.- The original 193« structure now houses the town clerk's office and a general municipal office downstairs and the jail upstairs. A gar age for the fire truck is locat ed in the rear. The new addition which was completed just this past spring holds the police station and also serves as court room for the mayor's court each Mon day night. According to Mayor Howard Harrelson, it cost about $3,000 and was built fot two reason·!. First, th« clerk's office had been used for a court room and was not large enough. Secondly, a place was needed to hold general town meetings which would accomodate size able groups. ' j Harrelson (the current one) graduated from the University of MbiHt j Carolina Pharmacy School 14* 1953 and came bark to Tabor City to take over his father's drug stare. He first started to work in the store when he was about 12 years old. The Harrelson pharmacy was built In 1904 by, R C. and a (Continued 04 Page 3) CITY HALL — The two-etory part of the structure on the left waa built by R. C. Harreleon in 1938, then mayor. The Ringle etory part on the right waa added in March 1963 by Mayor Howard Harrelaon.