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DONT MISS • NEWS • nATDUS • nCTUIEB • ADVERTISING Wwfc la The Trtbnt 74e 7< r7'U&utte — SERVICE — • WITHOUT 8ΕΙΠ8ΒΝΕ88 • WITHOUT FKAK • WITHOUT FAVOR The Goal of The TrltaM Now and Forever "Tabor City — Tbt Town With Ά City future" VOLUME XVIII, NUMBER 21 η. »—I _ ****** Claw Postage Paid At Tabor CK». Ν. C WNEDNEDAT. NOVEMBER X7. 19«S m*. Every Wedneeday Br The Atlantic Pub. Cr. Green Se. R<i — m ■ ■ ■! — - ^ Tabor City, N. C. 10e PER COP Γ—$3.00 AND ««.00 A TEA1 ' terniglia Seeking Loyal Strawberry Growers This Year \\ - — - -· ow vermgiia, president of American Foods, Inc., sellers of strawberries in the area and throughout the Eastern half of the United States, told a group of about 100 growers that he was looking for loyal berry producers at a meeting in the Tabor City school cafe teria Friday night. "Whether it's five, fifty or 150, I want berry growers to sell with us who will start the season and end the season with us. It's the only way to market berries in an orderly manner and know from day to day about what volume and quality to expect," he said. Cerniglia pointed out that last year, a year of short sup ply of strawberries, that some growers left American Foods in Tabor City to sell on vari ous auction markets. He said that in a year of short supply, auction markets might very well have days and seasons in which they paid more for ber ries that American Foods earned the grower. But that growers who stuck with the method of selling done by A merican Foods year in and year out would exceed the prices paid by most auctions. He said that Louisiana this year would harvest about 8000 acres of berries as compared with some 3500 a year ago. And that if they enjoyed and good growing season, this would be a year oi plenty in the strawberry ^new and that auctions «stems would >-ave difficult? cotapating With American Food·* price·. "We want growers to sign with us to sell every berry throughout the season. Those who do will be our preferred customers. Those who sell a load here and a load there cannot expect the same con I sideration as these who sell I their entire crop with us. We will take these hit and miss growers' berries when we need them and refuse them when we don't need them. But those who sell every day with us, we will sell those berries for them every day at the highest > possible market regardless (X ι how plentiful the supply of berries is," Carniglia said. Stanley Taylor, an execu tive of American Foods, spoke briefly to the growers. Enter tainment was provideed by the Twin States Trio. The dinner meal was served to all in at tendance who were guests of American Foods. Cerniglia said that every of fort would be made to have adequate personnel in Tabor City this season to handle the berries and indicated that he was not completely satisfied with the personnel in Tabor City a year ago. He completed his talk with a poem which he had compos ed himself that indicated some of the trials and tribulations that a seller of berries wit nesses. Leonard Sansome, who man aged the market in Tabor City two years ago and was on the market part of the time last season, was present and re newed acquaintances with growers whom he knew. The American Foods per sonnel flew to Tabor City from Famberton, N. J., where they operate a similar market and had had a meeting of growers, A similar meeting was het£ with glowers in Bnrgaw, N. C., on Saturday night. Two other such grower meetings have been held in the berry grow ing section of Florida where they operate strawberry hand ling facilities. Thanksgiving Service To Be Held Thurf. Community -' wide giving services will be held Thursday morning at 9 a. m. at the Tabor City Baptist Church with the Rev. G. F. Sawyer, pastor of the Tabor City Presbyterian Church de livering the message. Local Masons Bestow High Honor On Lodge's Two Oldest Members Life-time memberships, the highest honor a local Masonic lodge can bestow upon its members, were awarded to members of Tabor Lodge No. 1 563, A. F. St A. M., at a ban- ι quet last Friday night at Oce an Drive, S. C. Edward William Fonvielle, 80, and Benjamin Franklin Young, 63, the two oldest members of the local louge | received the award at the j lodge's annual banquet honor ing the local chapter of the Order of the Eastern Star. Neither Fonvielle nor Young [ were able to be present to ac cept the honor. Young's award was accepted by his son. Ersk in, and H. D. Stevens accepted | the award for Fonvielle. They were the first memb ers in the 57-year history of the Tabor Lodge to receive life-time memberships. Fonvielle was born in Way ne County about 1884. He was initiated into the Ancient, Free and Accepted Masons on Mar ch 30, 1914, was passed on April 10, and raised on April 17 on the same year. These degrees were conferred by St. John's Lodge No. 1 of Wilm ington, N. C. Fonvielle was demitted from the Wilmington, lodge in 1915 and he affiliated himself with Tabor Lodge No. 563 in the same year. He served as Sen ior Warden of the lodge from 1915 through 1919, and served as Mastor of the lodge in 1920, 1921, and 1933. Harold Hickman, present Master of the Tabor Lodge, praised Fonvielle for his 48 years of service to the Lodge, his church and his commun ity. "It can be said without any reservations that Ed Fonvielle and Frank Young are and have the cornerstones of Tabor Lodge," Master Hickman said. Frank Young, born in Scotts boro, Ala., .'n 1900, Joined the ' Masons on December 24, 1921, was passed on Jan. 14, 19221 (Continued On Pag* ·) Η. D. STEVENS accepts Masonic life-time membership for E. W. Fonvlelle from Grand Master Harold Hickman (on right) EK8K1N YOUNG (Welti Maaonle llfe-tlaM 1 !■>!> ■kip for kla fatker, Frank Youn*, from Omi M«kr HaraM Hteknun (left). A Great American Dies (An Editorial) This newspaper joins the world in shock and sorrow at the assassination of President John F. Kennedy and in added horror at the slaying of the man presumed to have been his assassin. We surely did not always agree with the I President on his policies nor with his means of implementing those policies; in fact we were quite frequently critical. But that is one of the wonderful things about the American way of life. We can still exercise the inherent right to disagree with the heads of our government and make that disagreement known while still maintaining our loyalty both to our nation and to our President. But no matter how much anyone disagreed with Mr. Kennedy, one and all had to admire his inate courage. Once he decided a course was, in his light, right, he proceeded to im plement it with all the power at his disposal, even when he knew such a course was not popular. While we did disagree frequently with Mr. Kennedy, we admired him tremendously and respected him as much, counting our selves among what the British so nicely term "the loyal opposition." We mourn his passing grievously and count him among the great Americans who made a heap of people stop and think and examine their reasoning and prejudices care fully. Postmaster Gives Tips On Holiday Mailings a iicuiivagi viug Lrdy can De an even happier holiday for the family already planning Christmas Shopping and mail ing. This observation came to day from Postmaster Richard Gordon who predicted anoth er heavy mail volume for Tab ofr City this Christmas . The Postmaster said he has received reports from the Post Office Department in Wash ington, D. C. that a record Christmas mail volume of nearly 12 billion pieces is ex pected nationally during De cember. "Our post office will be catching it both ways—going out and coming in. I hope the residents of Tabor City will begin their Christmas shop ping and mailing tomorrow if they have not already done so." The Postmaster suggested that several hours planning during this Thanksgiving hol iday can be of immense value in saving time and troubble later on Christmas mailing. Here are a few good tips: 1. Dig out last year's Christ mas mailing list if you have one, or make up a list if you don't have one. 2. Check for any changes in address and make corrections wherever possible. ϊ· Use ZIP Code to speed your mail on addresses wher •(Continued On Page 6) Youth Injured Leoving Bus On State Line An eight-year old Rt. 2, Ta bor City youth wai struck and injured here laat Wednesday afternoon as he go; off a school bus near his home on Highway 410 on the State Line just south of Tabor City. South Carolina Highway Pa trolman Charles W. Graves said David Karl Flpps suffered a broken right lag and lacera tions and braisaa whan struck by the car about S:SS p. m. Graves said the youth was Hated Μ in satisfactory condi tion at the Uorto Community HosDital. Mrs. Rebecca fowler, 70, of Rt 1, Detee and Rt. 2, Tabor City, was driving the auto which struck the youth, the officer sold. Oraves said the South Cam Una school bus, from Grsen Sea Β em salary School, was stopped and the atop arm an the bus was out whan the ac cident occurred. Charges are pending, the offtaar aatd. Schools In Tabor Area Rated ^Average — W Effective' By ROD SPARROW Now that the people of Co- 1 lumbus county are well on the way toward establishing a , community college, it might ' be well to take inventory an*i ascertain just what sort of job is being done in the Tabor City area with the education-1 ; facilities which already exist. How effective are the e'.* military and high s.hoO.a? What sort of end product are they turning out? Where and how can they ot- | improved? These are questions that touch every parent—and the pocketbook of every taxpav ing citi en. At first blu.--h it would ap f « >ear tVat κ very good job äs «M >eing done. \v Of 119 students who graou- P: ited lmm Tab^r City. Wil hams Towr: hip and Xakina i' ligh schools, 29 enrolled in f' 'our-year colleges, two in two- n er-r Colleges, four in business S( schools, two in nursing train n:j, 10 in trudu anJ/"r te h- a lie«! schools; eight went into)" military service; and 41 are ι ^ known to be ^aiofuliy ein-1 ployed. J w Impressive is the record that > >f the 31 who entered college. 100 percent completed the a .iist year successfully. ; !J But ... . ! The 119 students who wore , graduated a tually represent- j' I only half of the students ho entered school 12 years •ior to graduation. Somewhere along the line ist about an equal number •opped out of school and did >t complete their pubUc :hool education. Consequently it may be seen . the outset that schools in le Tabor City area are barely ) percent effective. For of some 238 youngsters ho entered the first grade 13 jars ago, only 96 are either inhering their education or re known to be gainfully em 'oyed. And little is being done ei ier to reduce the dropout or » further the education of lose who did drop out and <>w realize that it was a seri ns mistake. Because of a lack of trained ersorinel, there is little guid !i ce work done in these L'hools — work that would snd to head each youngster »ward the field where he rould tilize his highestu skill, t's this st>rt ol thing that takes school meaningful to ounustjis and makes them .•ant to remain in school and omplste their public school duration. As !\.r thr student who did rop out and now realizes the rcistako, there is little to be ffercd. Si'ch students can, of ourse, return to high school n«l comp ete their schooling, >ut few do. What 19, 20 or 21 ear old person wants to go lack to school with a group of 6, 17 and 18-year-olds? And even if such a student vanted to, the chances are he nust earn a living and can lardly affort 1o quit work to ;o back to school during the lay. There is, of course, some a lult education offered through he vocational agriculture de »artments. and this is corre ated with the work of the In iustrial Education Centers, tust how effective this work s we shall see later in this (Continued On Page 6) L·oLumbus bapüsts bet ζ "Μ" Night At Evergreen J The Columbus Baptist As-1 in« the past year. aui.-iai.iuii win ποιο us annual "Μ" Night or Mass Meeting Night at Evergreen Baptist Church at 7:31) p. in. tm De cember 2. The Rev. S. Judstin Lennon, Southern Baptist missionary to Thailand, will be «uest speak er for tlit· annual meeting sponsored by the Training Union Department of the Southern Baptist Convention. Rev. Lenuon is the son of a Baptist minister, anc! was born in Orange County, N. C., and lived on a farm near Dei- ! eo as a boy. He has been stationed in , Bangkok since his arrival ;;i ! « Thailand in 1955. His past rc-l j sponslbilities included teach- < ■ ing in the Thailand Baptist j > Theological Seminary and helping with evangelistic work in Nonburi, a town near Bangkok. ! At the Monday meeting, Ed gar Hins« ;i will speak on "Our Training Union Program For 1964." Banners will bt award ed various Training Unions in j the county for work done dur Λ nursery will bo provided ri%t% rvirontc «"Mh nhilrirpfl. I 1 REV. S. J. LENNOX Guide Community Club Has 2-Year History Of Progress The Guide Commiinitv Dp- ι hprc ft Woe Κλλλ ·· — ——u 1 " " velopment Club, organized only two years ago, last month walked away with top honors at the county development or ganization's annual awards banquet. In the two short years since the club was organized in Feb ruary 1961, the Guide Com munity Development Club has raised the funds, $2,500, to build a new clubhouse com plete with modern kitchen and large auditorium are:i. This active community group has constantly strived to make the Guide Community a bet ter place to live by promoting improved practices and new sources of revenue to increase the farm income of its mem areas as home improvement, youth activities, promoting the health, safety and sanitation of its community, producing and conserving the family food supply of its members, and many other projects for the betterment of community. Jack Dueffel president of the Guide Community Deve lopment Club, reports that approximately 50 families are members of the club, and that of these about 25 families are very active in club work. As an example of the inter est shown by members, Due fell cited the fact that the funds for the construction of the new club house was ob tained strictly through memb ν . IUII1I1U JI.UI19, IIV SUMClUIlg ! was clone. The president said that "To j name a few, G. T. Gore, C. W. | Cox, B. G. Lane, Clyde Gore, ) Elmore Gore, Paul Gore, Jim and Doris Wilder, the late , Is.-iae Gore, anil Kelly Gore j were the main.-la>s in the club , house project." Dueffel also cited Nathan ι Butler and Lay Suggs for' their experiments to improve farm income. Suggs was «»nc of the first farmers in tic state to intro duce sunflower seed crop as ο possible crop to increase farm income and to aid in the div ersification of agriculture. Butler is a leading corn producer who placed second (Continued On Page 6) GU1DK COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT CUB IIOl'SE What Next? BY—MARVIN LEWIS Mr. Bent I. Lash 71 Lachrymose Bldg. Morose. N. C. Dear Sir: Concerning our appoint ment for last Monday I was there. My intentions were honerable, but I was cut-foxed, out - generated, and out-manuvered by your stupid elevator. Evidently, it ne?ds some repair. In order to be prompt. I arrived at two-thirty. The elevator was standing open —but no operator in sight. Never mind . . . probably gone to the rest room . . . I'll just get in and wait. Suddenly the door closed and the thing shot up as if it were caught in some ter rible up-drait. It stopped some pretty young thing got in . . . mashed a button . . . and I thought somebody cut the cables! Ο ho! So thin is one of those Do It Your self models! OK. I want to go to floor six—there is one floor underneath . . . five and one equals six ... I punched number five, and it stopped at floor five. Stupid Machine! One more floor, pleasr. I pushed number one . . . and landed in the boiler room. It went off and left me. As I climbed s'owly back to the main floor, I realized what was wrong with the thing ... It rouldft't add! All It cou d do was sub tract! OK. One more trial. This Is floor two ... If I punch number seven. I'll either land on seven or nine, and figure it out from there. I pushed number sevea and it wrnt to seven. Now we got It figured out. Down juit One floor, you subtract ing ole monster. With a gesture of triumph. I poshed number one. 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