Newspaper Page Text
Gloom Marks USD A Tobacco Aero Cut Hearing In Raleigh
BY JOE JORDAN (iloom marked last week's United State* Department ol Agriculture tobacco hear ings. matching the Raleigh weather Thursday, as offici als painted a picture of sup ply and demand which ob servers feel will surely mean an allotment cut. South Carolina drew sur prise support from tobacco representatives from Florida. I Georgia and Florida in op position to any cuts. They were offset by tabarco mm Irom North t'aro ina M ho went of record in favor of the cuts. South Carolina was repre sented by Horry Ccuiitv Senator Jumes I*. Stevens of I.oris; Horry Representative J. Eugene Altman of Aynor: Carl Stender who represent | ed S. C. Commissioner of Agriculture William B. Har relson; and Dillon Rep. A. \V. (Red) B«(hri. North Carolina put op as many speakers as did the rest of the states taking part in the hearincs. Only three of the North Carolina to bacco men—all sma:.l farm ers—said they wire not in favor of the cuts. Sen. Stevens and Rep. Altman emphasized the ef fort allotment cuts would have on the averace small farmer. They were backed up by S*t!iiier, who quietly use J economics to describe a projected loss of produc tion which "instead of help in,-; will have a bad effect or the flue-cured industry." Slrndrr said. "Quality will b» sacrificed „n<l our numb er of tanners in South Caro lina will be materially re ttucj if the CSDA calls for reductions." lie recalled other cuts and said. "Another 10 percent urrragp cut will cost our alrta'fy - tuflnlnt fanners 23 mi'lion next year and the economy of the state $115 million." Strnder said the supply of tobacco on band—the cause of tb; cutback talks—should be regarded as a "cushion for the industry" instead of as a problem. Frank W.'lliamson, chair man of the S. C. Farm Bur eau tobacco committee, said his organization was against an allotment rut. He suRerst-d a cotton - bike subst Jizing system «here farmers would pay two c«'».ts a pound toward a general fund. Oil th? theory that about on-third of U. S. tobacco goes abroad, his pi .in woul l prov'.de six cents per pcuiid in subsidy on sales in foreign markets. Sen. Stevens said the to bacco companies have been behind the inrreurd produc tivity of our foreign compet itors. lie asked why the fed eral government "restricts the farmers but p'aces no restrictions on the cigarette manufacturers." Rep. Altman endorsed the Senator's words and saiJ "98 percent of the Pee Dee farmers he had talked with "have always supported the tc taco program, but feel a cut could ruin it. We want no reduction." The always colorful and boisterous Dillon Represent ative. A. W. (Red) Bethra. turned and asked the lTSDA officials why South Carolina farmers must always "play seconJ fiddle to North Caro ina. "Let the USDA use a little bit of sense and let the peo ple who have been causing these surpluses (North Car olina) take a cut." Bethea •aid. He mirrored romncati al ready made by delegations from Florida and Georgia who aaid their states pro duce a type of tobacco which only makes up two percent of Ihe tobacco taken by the government. They said they did not think it fair that they should suffer for a sit uation they did not cause. Bethea raised an angry Jaw toward the podium and shouted. "Who caused this predi:ament?" The room was flooded with cheering and clapping from the tobacco men from the three south ern-most tobacco states. Bethea also said govern ment grading and out'awing of certain types of tomacco has forced the American farmer to grow tobacco which is exceptionally high in nicotine and tars. "By law, we farmers are forced to crow s product tlul is detrimental to na litnil health." Bethea said. "We are fareed to rraw high nicotine and tar tobacco. Why?" The president of the North Carolina Farm Bureau level ed a vicious personal attach on the South Carolina repre sentatives. "We favor a no less than 10 percent cut in produc tion." B. C. Manium said, speaking for the N. C. Farm Bureau. He questioned Wil liamson's subsidy idea and other foreign market prob lems and said. "If these problems aren't solved, we will have many more politi cians from the treat state of South Carolina up here for the benefit of getting re elected." Mangum. who was twice defeated in attempts to gain a seat in the N. C. Senate, said an allotment cutback was "essential to getting supply more in line with de mand." Dick Hubbard. N. C. A8C committee chairman called Bethea a stump preacher" and said the tobacco Indust ry "is having enough trou ble without trouble from minority groups like South Carolina growers." ASC tobacco division ex pert Claude Turner explain ed the production surplus vs. disappearance question which shows tobacco piling up in federal warehouses. Stabilization Director Hor acre Godfrey said that by law, such a surplus would demand "A substantial acre age curtai.inent in '64 pro duction." The Raleigh hearings came in the ominous shadow of a prediction by V. S. House Agriculture Committee Chairman Harold Cooley of a 10 percent cutback next year. One observer nil he felt rack t prediction by Cooler ud his powerful committee is a commanding Job in the ribs of Secretary of Agriculture Orville Free man. And, the day before the hearing, a 29-man special Tobacco Advisory Commit tee to Freeman went on re cord favoring a cut-bach in production. The committee includes two South Carolinians, Ed ward C. Bowen of Lake City and J. H. Atkinson of Myr tle Beach. While not making specific recommendations on acreage cut-backs, the committee emphasized "the necessity of bringing supply into line with demand without seri ously impairing the econom ic stability of the tobacco industry." Freeman must make his decision by December 1. THE U N LY PULITZER PR/Zt WINNING WEEKLY NEWSPAPER IN THE U N IT E D STATES DON'T MISS • NEWS • FEATURES • PICTl'KES • ADVERTISING Every Week in The Tribune 7tie 7 *7'ti6eute — SERVICE — • WITHOUT SEJ FISHNESS • WITHOUT FEAR • WITHOUT FAVOR The Goal of The Tribune Now and Forever 99Tabor City — The Town With A City Future99 VOLUME XVIII. NUMBER 20 Secoml Class Postage Paid At Tabor Clt*. N C WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 20, 1963 Pub. Every Wednesday By The Atlantic Pub. C>, Green Sea Rd.. Tabor City. N. C. 10c PER COPY—$3.00 AND M.0i> A YEA! E 'Growers To Hear \h Berry Prospects 1 Strawberry growers of the 1 area will be guests of Ameri can Foods, Inc., at a dinner; meeting at the Tabor City • school cafeteria Friday niyht at <>:3l). Joe Ccri;ii;lia, president < i American Foods, and other ; members of his organization will be present to discuss brief ly the coming berry season following the dinner. Cards have teen mailed out to berry growers requeuing ^ tht ir replies if they expe.t t;> attend the meeting. However, Cerniglia has pointed out tb-.t growers who have been selling with American Foods a>e in vited to Ihe meeting whether they h;ive mailed their cards in or not. American Foods representa TURKEY SHOOT The Tabor City Wild Life Club will sponsor a three-day turkey shoot, Nov. 25, 2fi. and 27 beginning at 6:20 p. m. cach evening at Lake Tabor. The top prize will be a new Browning automatic shot gun to be given away the night be fore Thanksgiving. lives have traveled throughout the K.ist s'.udying the berry prospects fur next spring and will be- able to pass on c-msid uab «• iii.Vrmatii 11 to those .it- , 1 ten .in;; lite meeting. Jean Powell Wins Talent Show Friday Winners in last Friday Right's ! talent show sponsored La the Seri.-litcs of Tabor City'High j Sch.iol were: I Jean Powell, first plars; Musty Carter. L uria Woody, and Franklin Ri:'iilty. second place: Mi.hel King and Ka- , trina Lanier, third place. S Honorable Mention went to Brenda Jenerette, and Donna < Hughes. Judges for the event were Mrs. Flangie Huckaby, Mrs. Graham Johnson and Mr. Fred i Lay. Proceeds from the show I went toward the school activ ity bus fund. to lc CI Cancer Workers t To Hessr Director Mrs. Donald S. Stone, Exe cutive Director of the North Carolina Division of the A- I morican Cancer Society, will address the members of the Board of Directors of the Co £ lumbus County Cancer Society at their fall meeting on No vember 21, at 8:00 p. m. at the County Health Center on the Chadbourn road. Mrs. Stone came to NortV> Carolina in 1955 from SanDi ego, Cal., after serving five years as Executive Director of that unit of the American Can cer Society. She is a graduate of Florida 4k State College for Women and has had a career and back ground of varied and divers ified interest in Personnel Management, Industrial Rela tions, Health and Education, and has received many honors ; and recognition in her various l fields of endeavor, being listed in Who's Who in American | Women and Who's Who in North Carolina Lives. • Dr. J. R. Black, President of the County Society, was elect ed to the State Board of Di rectors of the North Carolina Division at the annual meet ing held in Raleigh, November 2 and 3rd. Other Cancer Soci ety members attending from Columbus County were Mrs. J. R. Black, Leslie Row, and Mrs. Carl Meares. s Cancer Crusade Chairmm " I-eslle Row has announced that Mrs. Stone will present Spec ial Achievement Awards to a number of outstanding and loyal workers of the County Unit at the November 21st mooting and urges th.it a!I members make every eflurt to be present Members in this area elect ed to serve on the Board of Directors <f the Columbus Co unty Cancer Society are: Tab or City—Mrs. R. C. Harrclson, Dr. Ross M. Williamson, Mrs. Evelyn Leonard, Mrs. E. C. Sane*- rs, Mrs. Troy McPher son. Mae S. Young, Mrs. A. h. Goitilinch and Mrs. Eu geni Cook: Fair Bluff—Mrs. Carl Mear i os, Mrs. J >hn Cutrell, and Mrs. ' Charles Scott; Clarrndon—Mrs. Miles Wil liamson Bethel—Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Ward. Beavcrdam — Arthur Mc j Pherson; Cherry Grove — Mrs. Carl Shelley; Old Dork—Waldo Marlowo; Bur Hill — Mrs. Percy O. Gore.; L'rrro Gordo — Mrs. Colonel Jenkins and Mrs. Guilford Ed wards; 1 Oakdale — Simon Home; Re.1 I1III—Mrs. Jack Brown . I and Mrs. Paul Lennon; • | At the October executive .) board meeting Mrs. Yancey i Thompson was elected Reeord . ing Secretary to succeed Mrs. . | L. D. Wheeler. EMectod to the Nominating Committee were i | J. S. Mann, Leslie Row, and t Mrs. Graham Walton. Leslie - | Row, Crusade Chairman, re i ported that the 1963-64 Cru 1 1 sade had passed the half way y I mark in reaching the County's t' Quota of $5000.00. Bill Rogers Will Head Christrras TB Seal Drive William B. (Bill) Rogers. Ideal attorney has been named local chairman of the 19G3 Christmas Seal Sale drive which ci ticially got underway l ist Friday. J."hit Hamlson. president of '' '' Columbus County Tuber col A soiiation whi.h con- t ducts tue unmrd drive, an nounce;! thai Christmas Seals • be'ian being mailed out No- i vember ir>. Governor Terry San ford re ceive! the first j 1 Christ-' mas Seals Friuay from Dr. •~J hert B. House of Chapel Hill, the state campaign C1....1 i>i5n. Rogers joined »vith state and | county vo untoer workers in ' urging that local residents fight tuber, ulosis with their I. contiibutions to this years, : campaign . • He pointed out that there!' were 1,423 cases and 170 deaths from tuberculosis in the | slate last year. Explaining that tubereulos is is a preventable as well as 1 a curable disease, Rogers said ■ that "we must use nil our re sources to eliminate unnecess- ' i ary suffering through early | I case detection and prompt and adequate treatment. 11 North Carolina Honors Growing Yam Industry It's Sweet Potato Week. ' Governor Terry Sanford has declared November 17-23 as ' North Carolina Sweet Potato | Week in honor of the State's growing yam industry. "As evidence of North Car , olina's prcgressiveness, the • versatile 'Instant Yam Flakes' t • are commercially processed ! - only in North Carolina. Our i. | 'fresh' dealers were the first j - to offer yams chemically pro tected to insure longer shelf _ life and kccpability. Our pro- ! . i cessors of canned yams and ready-to - eat yam products _ strive continually to provide I superior quality products to | consumers at food value bar 1. j gains," the governor said, j North Carolina ranks second - nationally in sweet potato pro ; ci net ion and is exceeded in Pi acreage only by Louisiana. The Tabor City area plays '! a large part in this important X j food industry with its two canneries and large fresh el inaiket which are supplied by 1- ; many local growers producing quality sweet potatoes. rn i EAR1.Y PRESS TIME The Tabor City Tribune /e will lit to prf*» one day »y early nest week so that staff [1- i members may have a day •g. j with their families, lie Press time will be Noon re Tuesday and 9 ». m. Tues nd ' day will be the deadline for lie | news and advertising copy. u- ! Courage is, on all hands, ay considered as an essential «>t y's I high character. —James Anthony Froud* MlSS GKEEN SEA KKA SWEETHEART Bonnie Hodges is I J1 crowned by her sister. Joan Hodges, who she replaces this " year. Runncrs-up in the Friday contest were Patricia Ann j s Strickland, second, and Rebecca Johnson, first. I 8 Teachers A re Servants! > Noted Educator Says ] "Those who make world k events are never seen or heard a from." c These were the words of Dr. | Charlie Phillips of Woman's j College of the University of North Carolina, spoken Satur- , j day night to a gathering of ( some 300 county teachers and j their guests at the annual Pub- , lie Relations Banquet of the , | Columous County Unit of the ; North Carolina Education As sociation which was held in the school cafeteria here. Dr. Phillips was speaking of the teachers to guide and train world lea ders. The banquet marked the ob servance in the county schools I of American Education Week. Emphasizing the central theme of Education Week, J "Education Strengthens the Nation," Dr. Phillips said that I "teachers are servants," and \ pointed out that while tcach | ers may feel that they made only a small contribution to a child's education, someday they will "be proud of having a part in getting them off to 1 the right start." "We expect otir children to 1 learn much more than we our 1 selves learned in school," Dr. Phillips said. He pointed out that know ledge has doubled In the last 15 years and will double again in the next 10 years. Using nature and natural law to emphasize his point. Dr. Phillips told that group that "strength is great because weaknesses are real." "We sometimes try to force all students through the same strength* and weaknesses," he said. i, Principal Clayton Lewis, of if Williams Township School. School, and president of the e county NCEA presided at the banquet and John J. Hicks, I s assistant superintendent of the j county school system introduc- , ed county Board of Education members, members of the' j press, and other special guests. ( T. Ward Guy, superintend- ( ent of the county schools, in- , troduced the speaker explain- j ing that Dr. Phillips has spent , some 30 years in the educa tion field, and he is also very active in church and civic af fairs. Special music was provided by several members of the j Tabor City Glee Club under 1 the direction of Mrs. W. W. j Woody. Mrs. Nell Fowler ac companied the group on the I piano. A concert by several Colum bus County Band members under the direction of R. A. Hodges welcomed guests to the banquet. i Tabor Man Named "Sailor Of Month" PATUXENT RIVER, MD. — Thomas L. Small, aviation electrician's mate third class, USN, son of Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Small of 118 Bell at.. Tabor City, N. C., was recently se lected "Sailor of the Month" for October, while serving as I a member of Fleet Tatfical i Support Squadron One at the Naval Air Station, Patuxent I River, Md. The squadron is a transport t squadron engaged in air trans ? porting essential materials and personnel in support of the J Atlantic Fleet. f A graduate of Floyds High e School at Nichols, Small ent 1 ered the service in April 1955. f ; A great deal of talent is lost I, j in this world for the want of e a little courage, e —Sidney Smith Tabor Tops All 4 In Weed Price ' The Tabor City Tobaeco | Market tupped all North Car- | 1 olina markets in all Belts in 11 price average during the 1963 " selling season. Figures released Monday by the North Carolina Depart- ^ ment of Agriculture reveal that Tabor City with a season > ave*'3<?e of S6M8 per hundred ; weight led all tobacco markets in the state's Border, Eastern, ; Middle and Old Belts. Chadbourn was second with j a pri.e average of $61.82 per hundredweight. The only oth- | er market reaching the $61 : mark was Wilson int he East- i I irn Belt vith an average of [• Official figures show that I the Tabor City market sold 13,146.838 gross pounds during the season. Rotary Club Honors Its Oldest Member Ed Fonvielle was honored j I last Monday night by the Ta : bor City Rotary Club with a I surprise party celebrating his j 80th birthday. Fonvielle, a charter member I and the oldest member of the local Rotary Club, was pre sented a 80-candle birthday cake and a gift by club memb ers. The gift was presented by Robert Soles. A1 Williams pre sented the cake and told of j some of Fonvielle's contribu- : i tions to the clubs ince he be i came a member in 1937. I Williams also commented on Fonvielle's contributions to his church and community since he came to Tabor City 60 years ago. His work with the local Masonic Lodge was also j mentioned. News Briefs \ FRUIT -CAKE SALE r i The Tabor City Civitan Club | is presently selling fruit cakes J | to aid the club in financing L, civic projects. I BIRTHDAY CALENDAR The Tabor City Jaycees will " j begin this week delivering s Birthday Calenders to the loc '• al residents who ordered them. ° SHRINER VARIETY SHOW The Columbus County Shrine Club will present a Variety Show in the school auditorium here on Nov. 30 at 7:30 p. m. Tickets may be _ purchased from any Shriner. Conway Pastor j« r To Preach In Loris Revival 1 The Rev. J. B. Russell, Jr., pastor of the Kingston Pres- j byterian Church. Conway, will I be guest minister for revival j services at the First Presby- ) terian Church in Loris next J 1 week. Services will begin Sunday, j Nov. 24, and continue through | Friday with services begin | ning each night at 7:30. I Rev. Russell has been past- j , or in Conway for four years. j i His charge also includes Wac- | j camaw Church at Bucksport and Little Memorial Church at Murrells Inlet. He served as a summer stu dent minister at the Tabor City Presbyterian Church in 1951, and was pastor of the 3 Lake Waccamaw Presbyterian 8 Church for nearly six years, j Rev. Russell has also served j as Moderator of the Pee Dee ' Presbytery, Commissioner to " the General Assembly neld in R I Huntington, W. Va., last April, - j Chairman of the Horry Dis '• j trict of the Boy Scouts of A N : merica, president of the Con y way Ministerial Association, a first vice president of the Con dI way Lions' Club, and a mem it ; ber of the board of directors >e j of the Good Shepherd Home at Lake Waccamaw. Jl ! Thanksgiving Services Planned For Thursday Community Thanksg ivlng services will be held Thursday morning, Nov. 28. at 9 a. m. in the Tabor City Baptist Church with six area ministers taking part . The invocation will be giv en by the Rev. E. D. Gaskins. pastor of the Jones Street Baptist Church, and the Rev. J. H. Johnson, pastor of the Tabor City Baptist Church will give the call to worship. The responsive reading will be by the Rev. W. R. Jenkins, pastor of the Church of God; Rev. J. P. Jones, paster of Em manuel Holiness Church will offer the prayer; Rev, O. F. Sawyer, pastor of the Tabor City Presbytcnan Church will deliver the sermon; and Rev. C. F. Hirschl, pastor of the St. Paul Methodist Church will give the Benedition. The morning offering will go to Boy's Home, Lake Wac camaw. County Morehend Candidates Named Two Whiteville seniors wore nominated last Tuesday night for coveted John M. More head Scholarships by the co unty selection committee. Byron Calder Wy^he and Tommy Whitehead, both of Whiteville, will compete with other district nominees some time in December, and if se lected there, they will then go to Chapel Hill to compete with candidates on a state-wide ba-. ; sis. . This is the first time in the history of the scholarship iu the county that two nominees were selected from the same school. Lee J. Greer, spokesman for the selection committee, said, "Ail of the candidates were the type of students that would make good candidates and the choice was an exceeding hard one to make in view of the j ^^(Continuec^On^P^ What Next? BY—MARVIN LEWIS In some things, I am guil j ty of extreme timidity. Nuts!! Let's tell it just like U is ... . I'm a coward. Not a dainty or fancy type of coward, but just a plain ordinary garden variety. If you're still wondering where the yellow went. I can tell you. One of those things I dread most is a long wait in a doctor's office. There I was .... signed in, seated, and ready to pati ently persue a 1956 edition of Chronicle News. The eight waiting women ap praised me slowly but thor oughly .... like looking over a head of cabbage .... and mentally dismissed me entirely. The conversation started again. Verbally, they began to remove and com pare vital organs. I slunk lower behind my magazine. One's gall blader contain ed four stones! Another one capped that with six stones. Another had no stones but her cyst was large as a golf ball. Golf ball Indeed! An other one had THREE .... and they big as oranges! I slunk lower behind my magazine. I felt just like the bull that accidentia strayed into the milking parlor. About that time, one of the good ladles gave birth to * baby (verbally of course) »nd by the time I could throw down that magasine and get to the nurses oftire, there was three babies born and more on the way! "Nurse." I pleaded." my pulse rate Is extremely high, my blood pressure Is rising fast, my Illusions ore shat tered. my ego deflated, my modesty basted, and t feel an sttact of hysteria earning on.^Thl* is an Emergency!!" My pill box Mys, "Take one three times a day far Symptoms" Wonder what Doc thought I had!