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Τ TIE ONLY PULITZER PRIZE WINNING XT EEKLY NE XT SP AP ER IN TUE V Ν IT ED STAT ί ES DONT MISS • NEWS • RATURES • PICTURES • ADVERTISING) Bwjr Week In The Tribune "74e 7> — SERVICE — • WITHOUT SEIF1SHNE88 • WITHOUT FEAE • WITHOUT FAVOB Tbe (jotl et Tbc New aad Forever VOLUME XVII. NUMBER ^1 Smnd <1iw PwbRr Paid At Tabor CK». Ν. C. WEDNESDAY. JUNE U. IMS -Tmbor OK* — Tbc Town With A City Future" PABverr Wednesday By The AUantle Pnb. C»„ Green Sea Rd.. Tabor City. N. C. 10c PER COPY Μaa turn uu < >■*. m LOST VICTIM FOUND —Pictured abovcire Rescue Snuad members gathered around the lost victim, a straw dummy. In real situation they would be examining the body for broken bones and to determine if there were a puis·.·. Tabor City Rescue Squad Finds Lost Victim .. *1 Vy Ray Wl?^r U I Charles Heatfirrly, Tuesday night while the rest of Tabor City residents were settling down (or a quiet eve ning of relaxation in front of living room tube, seven memb ers of the newly formed Res cue Squad and two Tribune staffers plundered through several acres of undergrowth searching for a man that h;td been missing for about 24 ^hours. Search-party members were told that the victim, Ralph VV. Snodgrass, Jr., had been last seen late Monday afternooti when he left his home head ing for the general direction of Big Bay, off the Fair Bluff highway, about two miles Northwest of Tabor City. The \ only description given to res cue squad members when the ^search began was (hat he was ' a large man about six fei-t j tall, weighing about 250 pounds and should be some where in the Big Bay area on property belonging to the Riegel Paper Corporation. The search began at 7:45 p. John Β. Prince *Laid To Rest Monday John Bert Prince, 79. died early Sunday at Loris Com munity Hospital after a long illness. A retired hardware . sales man, he was born about two miles west of Loris in the ^Princeville community Dec. 9. 1883. At that time the Prince vllle community was a thriv ing area, replete with a church, school and other appurten ances. From Loris he went to Co lumbia, S. C.. where he at tended Draughon's Business College. Subsc q u e η 11 y he worked In Columbia for the Southern Cotton Oil Co. and »In 1912 moved to Fair Bluff where he opened the Prince Hardware Co. The masonry home of that firm is now oc cupied by the Ellis Meares Hardware Co. On selling his Fair Bluff business, Mr. Prince became Sales Representative of th<? King Hardware Co., working out of Atlanta. Later he Join·' _ ed the sales forcc of the Bell *knap Hardware and Manufact uring Co., working with that (Inn for 39 years prior to re tiring at the age of 65. (Continued On Page 2) m. Jgjxactly än ,houi» later at iilPp.* m.. Ihi? victim was discovered located about a mile from the point where th«· search started. He was found by Trau»» staff member, Charles Heatherly. As it happened, Snodgrass turned out to be a straw dum my. But someday he will be a human being, possibly a mem ber of your family, or a rela tive, or a close friend. The important thins, however, is that Tabor City now has an organization equipped to act in such an emergency. Tuesday night's dry rnn was the squad's firsT practice exer cise but it went oft with sur prising success and amazing smoothness. Squad members were alert ed just before the search be gan. They were told what the i»bject looked like and that i·. was a straw dummy. About twenty minutes after the search sta te«!, one of the men hollered and signalled that he had found the body. When other members of the search party joined him, they learned that Horace Falrc'oth .tod *«■»»*> Wd, unti Jim Mt> Cumwr Vho W*s qrteg down near a patch of thickly grown underbrush. Captain ' Devid Mcpherson explained that this hud been planned to see how thorough the area was being covered. McCumber had been sent ahead of the party by some ten or fifteen minutes. But this was not the real ob ject and so the search continu ed. When the straw dummy was discovered, a splint was made und four men carried it out of the area just as though it were an injured man. Both of the objects were found during the first time ov er which indicated that the area was combed pretty thoro ughly. McPherson said he was pleased with the success of this practice exercise. The terrain in which the I body was hidden was not chosen because of its easy ac cess. It was thickly covered with undergrowth of bamboo briars and sallberry bushes, some higher than the men's heads. Afternoon rains com (Continued On Page 2) J. Β. PRINCE, SR. County Judging Team Win· Top Spot In State The Columbus County 4-H Livestock Judging Team plac ed first in the semi-final State Contest held in Raleigh on June 21 at the Animal Hus bandry Farm. The Columbus team along with teams from Lenoir, Forsythe and Davie counties will return to Raleigh on July 22 for the State fin als. The winner of this content will represent the state at the International Show in Chica go next fall. The Columbus team won the State Championship in I960 and hopes to repeat this year. The Columbus team is com posed of Richard Rowen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Μ. T. Bowen of Mishop Springs, Vinson Bowers son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bowers of South Whiteville, Kir^ Wayne, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wayne of Brunswick, ang Paul Core Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul Gore Sr. of Guidewey. James Worley, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Worley of Cherry Grove, judged as a junior alternate in the contest. Individual honors went to Richard Bowen who was the second high individual scorer in the contest and to Paul Gore who was third high in dividual scorer. J The Livestock Judging Team judges three kinds of livestock: beef cattle, swine and sheep. They have to judge both mark et and breeding classes of-each kind. After they plape the an imals they then have to give oral reasons for their placing. The Columbus team scored 1399 points out of a possible MOO. The outstanding part of the team judging was their placing of swin· when they i>M+red S3S out of a possible 600. The team is made up of Richard Bowen, Vin||on Bow ers, Kirk Wayne and Paul Gore, Jr. Gore is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Paul U. Oore of Tabor City, and Bowen is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Μ. T. Bowen of Mishop Springs. Bowers is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Bowers of Brunswick, and Wayne is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Wyne of Brunswick. James Worley of the Cherry Grove community was a junior alternate in Friday's judging contest. Industry To Begin Hiring Thursday uiiiciais or the Sportot; Cor poration of America will begin interviewing and hiring em ployees here Thursday and Friday, June 27 and 28. be ginning at 9:30 a. m. at the old Carolina Warehouse outldini? on Fifth Street. Jimmy Fortunata, plant man ager. and other Sportee offi cials arrived in Tabor City Tuesday night from New York to inspect the 10.000 square Douglass Junior Elected State 4-H Treasurer Λ rising Douglass High School junior was named state treasurer of 4-H Clubs at the annual 4-H Club Week held June 17-22 on the campus of Agricultural and Technical College, Greensboro. Dennis larl Chestnut, 18 year old son of Mr. 'and Mrs. Harry Lee Chesnut of Tabor City, was named to the post this year after an unsuccessful bid last year in which he won in the primary, but lost in the final run-off voting. Chesnut has been a member of the Douglass 4-H Club for six years, and has served as local treasurer for two terms He has been a delegate to State 4-H Week three times. In other - school activities, Chesnut has served as presi dent o( the Library Club, presi (Coqtinued On Page 2) Tabor Z-l-P Code Is 28463 Our five-digit ZIP is 28463, Postmaster Richard Gordon announced today. Everyone in Tabor City, N. C. will use this ZIP Code on all their correspondence to speed mail deliveries and re duce the chance of mis-sent mail. ZIP Code, the Post Office Department's revolut ionarv new system of Improved mail dispatch and delivery, goes in to effect nationally on July 1. Postmaster Gordon stressed the importance of all citizens of Tabor City learning this city's ZIP Code and using it in their return address on all correspondence. In answering mail, he said, ZIP Codes taken from return addresses on in coming mail should be used. "The ZIP Code is literally the last word in mail address ing," Mr. Gordon said. "It should follow the city and state in address«*." He cited this example of the proper use of SIP Code: Richard Gordon Postmaster, U. S. Post Office Tabor City, N. C., 28463 The new ZIP Code plan, Mr. Gordon said, for the first time will permit the Post Office Department to short-cut re peated address reading. "The address on mail often be read as many as eight or ten times by postal employees, to get it to the proper destina tion." "Each handing slows the process of mail dispatch and adds to the opportunity for human error. "With ZIP Cnde, · clerk needs only to at the code to know Immediately to what national area, state and post office the letter is destin ed, and to speed it on its way, cutting up to 24 hours off the time between deposit and de livery." Mr. Gordon said that when ZIP Code is in full swing, the United States will have "the most modern system of mail distribution and delivery in existence.". Clarendon Postmaster Pat ricia S. Tipps announced that the ZIP Code for the Claren don post "oftice is 28432. She cited this example of the proper upe of the Claren don ZIP Code: Patricia S. Fipps Postmaster U. S. Post Office Clarendon. N. C., 28432 Weed Station Tour Set For July 3rd Farmer· xrom upper Hor ry ui tovtr Cohunbus co unties have ken invited «ο tonr the Whltovllle Tobacco Experiment Station Wednes day. Jaly 3. when members of the Green Sea and Lorls chapters of the Yoanf farm era go there to «tody tobacco varieties and practise* Farmers In the vtoihitr of Lorls have been sshsd to gather at the AyrftWlltore Department of Lorte: High School at 7:1· a. m. JM> I μ that proap transportation eta he arranged. Farmen la the vleiaity of Oreo· Sea will gather at the Green Sea High School at 7:M a. m. that day fer the foot area prepared in the old, i warehouse biulding by the Tabor City Merchants Associa· ι tion for the incoming needle- : craft industry. "Sportee will begin hiring ' workers Thursday and Friday 1 on a stand-by basis. They will 1 be called to work as they are ' needed." Purtunato said. The needle-craft firm ex- j ι pects to begin pilot operations | η temporary quarters in the warehouse building in about »ne or two weeks, or as soon is equipment ean be installed. Eventual plans call for the lousing of the incoming indus ry to occupy a 40.000 square oot building to be on the Edge property, now owned by llow ird Ilarrelson and W. A. iVilliams. located near the in ersection of Orange Street and lighway 701. ι Max A. Okin, president ol the firm, said when the flriri announced plans about two months ago to locate in Tabor City that about 80 machine· would be installed for pilot op erations, but he gave no in dication of the number oi machines which would be eventually installed or the number of workers which would be employed when the firm reached full production. Tabor City FF A Chapter Captures Top Awards The Tabor City Chapter of Future Farmers of America has been named top FFA Chapter in North Carolina in cooperative activities. The chapter will receive a $500 cash award this week at the state FFA convention at State College in Raleigh. The club will also receive ·* $75 award as district winner of the statewide FFA crop production program. This contest is sponsored by the North Carolina Crop 1m» provtment Association of Ra leigh. But the awards don't stop here. Keith Fowler will re ceive the Farm and Home Electrification award, which is sponsored by the Carolina Power and Light Co., Duke Power Co. and Virginia Elec tric and Power Co. He will receive $30 as Federation win ner and $100 as district win ner. He is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Pink Fowler. Also the local F. F. A. ι waa second place winner of the! registered White Face Hereford Bull breeding Pro gram and will receive $200. Big Day Planned At Lake Waccamaw Sunday is the bin: day■ water-sport lovers from all over Southeastern North Carolina have been looking forward to. There will be a day-long program of hydroplane rac ing. water skiing, stunts on water, and fried chicken. It will all be a part of a Professional Hy droplane Race and Water Show staged by the Columbus County Shrine Club and Shriners of Sudan Temple, and it's all for the benefit of the Crip pled Children's Hospital at Greenville. S. C. In the hydroplane race, professional drivers will be competing for $1.050 in prize money In an event sanction ed by the National Outboard Association. Time trials for the race will start at 9 a. m. and the race will get underway at 1 p. m„ with the water show set for 3 p. m. Chicken dinners will be served. (See pictures inside) This award is based upon the number of and grade of regist ered cows bred per year b.v farmers of the Tabor City area. According to S. L. Jackson, advisor of the local FFA chapt er. a good FFA club begins with a well-planned teaching program—one that is planned by the teacher but also allows the students to discuss it with their advisors and express their opinion. Fred Lay, Jr. is also an ad visor of the Tabor City Chapt er. Jackson said, "Allowing the students to discuss the teach ing program brings out what the class is most interested in. Naturally, a student will learn more about what he is inter ested in whether it is growing tobacco, sweet potatoes, gard ening. home beautification or what have you." (Continued On Page 2) Rev· lames Carroll Returns To Bethel By RAY WICKER Eight years ago. when the Rev. James M. Carroll and his. wife left the Bethel Methodist Chureh to take a new charge, I his parishioners said t/h e y \vi>uld Ret him bacTv -.MTirHay. I Last week their wish came j ti ue. Rev. Carroll and his wife re turned to live in retirement in this small, rural Columbus' County community in a house! built by and on a lot donated by the citiens of Bethel. The 82-year old pastor re calls that when the Methodist' Conference called him to leave Bethel to become pastor of1 Wesleyan Memorial Churclij near Columbia in Tyrell Coun- ι ty. the members of his Bethel ι church moved he and his family | to their new charge, and at the ; same time, they told him that j when he retired they would be ι back to get him. Today, he is retired and back j in Bethel. He announced his retirement j last week at the annual Metho- j (list Conference held in Green- j ville. However, his retirement j will not be complete; he will serve as district reserve pastor for the Wilmington district. Rev. Carroll, a Columbus | County native who was born and raised near Bolton, is the ! only living pastor in the North Carolina Methodist Conference who has a church named for him — the Carroll Chapel in Onslow County near Jackson ville. He received his fir$l appoint ment to a small church near South Candem on the North Carolina-Virginia state line Iji 1921. He did evangelistic work for a number of years, and then in 1943. he became pastor of the Scotts Hill Charge near Wilmington. Rev. Carroll married the for mer Miss Emma Hinson of Wil mington in 1923. His wife yrja originally from Lynchburg, S. C„ but she moved to Wilming ton with her parents when Me was nine years old. .· Γ "I've actually been preaching longer than I can remember. I preached my first funeral when I was fifteen years old" Rev. Carroll recalls. ' "A little girl, the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. L. W. Peterson, died, and the pastor of Shiloh Church, my home church ne$r Bolton. Was miles away at the other end of his charge. These were horse-and-buggy days, so there was no hope of getting the pastor back before the funeral, so the girl's grand mother suggested that I preach the funeral." he said. "Wonderful" "It's wonderful to be back in Columbus County after all these years. Nowhere will you find any better people than right here at home," Carroll said. PROUD BOY — BIO ΓΙ8Η -- Jeffrey Hricc «center with big fish and big smile) landed this three pound spotted-tail bass while surf fishing at Ocean Isle Baach last weekend on a Royal Ambassador (Baptist Church youth nrghniiation» ramprar trip. Pour people were cltlfed in to help Jeffrey pull the bass out of the surf. Sharing in Jeffrey's excitement are (left to right· Rusty Brlce. Gregory Ray. Tony Johnson, and Bobby Harrslson. Jeffrey is the eon of Mr. and Mrs. James Brie· of Tabor City.