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• NEWS • FEATURES • PICTURES • ADVERTISING Every Week In The Tribute THE ONLY PULITZER Ρ R I Ζ Ε · W I Ν Κ -V ~ WEEKLY NEW SP AP fc; THE l ν IT ED STATES * <? . - ä*-"· n&e 7 ' * si_ — SERVICE — • WITHOUT SEI F18HNE8S • WITHOUT FEAR • WITHOUT FAVOR The Goal of The Now «ad Forever & Τ "Tabor City — The Town With A City Future" VOLUME XVIII. NUMBER 23 Seeowd Oiw Poata«e Paid At Tabor Citjr. N. C WEDNESDAY. DEC Κ Ml! Fit ll~ 1963 I'M». Ever» Wednesday By The Atlantic Pub. Ci.. Ureea S»ca lid.. Tahor City. N. C. 10c PER COPE—SS.M AND S4.M A TEA! 'Coast Guard Cites Ex-Tabor City Man For Saving Bather' Quick action ir. saving the life of a drowning man won a |< Coast Guard commendation medal and a com.r.anCant's citation for a Tabor City man lecent'y. Virginia State Police Troop er Jack V. Adams, son of Mr. and Mrs. Homer .\uams of the Sandy Plains Community, «, Rout3. Tabor City, was a • warded the medal and citation in special ceremonies in York town, Virginia, where he and V his family now live. The presentation was made to Adams an investigator first class with the Coast Guard Reserve, by Cnptain Mark A. Whalen, reserve commanding officer. The awards were presented r to Adams for saving the life ~ of a drowning bather in the York River last May 4. ^ Adams, who has been with • the Virginia State Police for six years, was at Yorktown Beach with his family enjoy ing some off-duty honors when he heard of the oather's plight. Although fully c'.othed, he imm-diately jumped into the water, swam out and rescued » Robert Paul Douglas, a soldier ' stationed at Ft. Eustis, Va. Adams, after pulling Doug 0 las from the river, administer • ed artificial respiration and other first aid measures to re vive him. Investigator Adams has been a number of til· Coast Quacri Reservfc for tvyj) .yim and he served with thaV* S. FNavjr on active duty foj four yean A 1953 graduate of Tabof ' City High School, Adams It married to the former Louise ^ Hess of Reading, Pa. They ® have one five year old daugh ter. Jacquelyn. AWARDED FOR BRAVERY Virginia State Polio« t Τι iijii Jack A. Adams, a Tabor City native. ho!is the Coaift Guard Commendation Medal which he receive«! Tor savin? 1 the life of a drowing man. His wife proudly displays a ('oist Guard commandant's citation which was also awarded her husband for the heroic feat. Two Christmas Programs Set By TC Baptist Choirs 9 Two special programs of Christmas music will be pre sented by the Music Ministry of the Tabor City Baptist Church during the next two weeks . A candle-light program will be given by the combined p church choirs on Sunday, De cember 15, at 7:45 p. m. Taking part in this program ; Φ will be the Beginner, Prim ary, Junior, Youth and Church Choirs, in addition to several small groups and ensembles. Selections will include trad itional carol and anthem ar rangements and other well known Christmas numbers. Serving as accompanists for the various choral groups will be Mrs. Furman Fowler, Mrs. Bermey Stevens, Mrs. Nolan Huggins and Miss Beth Wil loughby. On Sunday evening, Decem ber 22, at 7:30 p. m., a Christ mas cantata, "An Appalachian Nativity," will be presented by the Church Choir. Both programs are under the direction of Franklin Hooks, Minister of Music, and the public is invited to attend both programs. iGifts Being Sought For Mentally 111 The Tabcr City Jaycccs vot ! ed Tuesday night tt< sponsor a drive to provide Christmas I gifts for patients in North Carolina's mental hospitals. The Jaycees. in cooperation ι with the Columbus Countj Mental Health Association, j ! will place boxes in downtown j stores as collection points for ! I the gifts which will be distrib I uted in mental hospitals be I fore Christmas. The club agreed to substi tute this project for its annua! | ; shopping party for underpriv ilidged children when it wa> ! learned that regulations 110 ; longer permit children to! ! leave school grounds during I : school hours for such an event. | • North Carolina Fund Seeks To Cut Ρroverty-Columbus Requests Its Aid (Editor's Note—In recent weeks we have attempted to A evaluate schools in the Ta bor City area to ascertain what. If any, problems are present, and what educators » are doing or have suggested doing to Improve upon the local educational system. This week we turn our at tention away from the local level to see what North Car olina as a state has been do ing In recent months to Im f) prove Its educational struc ture.) By KAY WICKER • Last July, the North Car olina Fund was established to attempt to "break the cy cle of poverty and five . . . children a better chance." On September 3·. Govern or Terry Stanford announced an Initial 114 million, five year program for The Fund, () stating that the North Caro Ina Fund would act as a foundation, providing sup #port for expertmental pro jects designed to break out of the "cycle of poverty" In which so many of them are now living and Into which ao many more are burn dally. The Fund under its arti cles of incorporation rave it self these specific functions: "To study the problems Involved In improving the education, econic opportun ities. living environment and genera· welfare of the peo ple of North Carolina, of all ages and In dlflerent parts of the state; to make and re commend grants for re search, pilot, experimental and other projects toward the solution of such prob lems: to make available pro fessional staff services to private and public agencies,, both state and local, seeking solutions to each problems; to encourage cooperative state and community action In devlalng sach so'utlona: and to encourage wise use of public and philanthropic funda devot-d to any of these purposes. ob Shortly alter the an nouncement of the founda tion of the North Carolina Fund was made, Columbus County leaden met to dls cnaa the possibility of seek ing aid for county problems from The Faad. Work la currently underway make Columbus Count.v one of the ten communities in whi'h aid and nupport for compre- : henslve experimental pro cram:; will be provided und- j er the Fund. Since this series eoneirn* itself with education and ils problems, let's look briefly at what the North Carolin.« Hind's general policies und plans are in this licld. One of the proposed pro jects presented to The Fund by the State Board of Edu cation. for example. Is bas ed on the fact that a failure to learn tn read, write and ('o arlthmetl" in the early primary grades It the m.ijior reason that so many of our children drop out of school. The State Hoard of I'duea- j tlon has proposed a compre hensive effort to t.nd betirr way· to teach the three R's in the primary grades 01° school, to be carried out in j some 400 North Carolina during the next four years. However, as a recently re leased booklet on the North Carolina Fund points out: "There arc many other (Continued On Page 4) News Briefs Host Office Hours Postmaster Richard Gordon announces that the stamp and parcel pi) t windows will be open on Wednesday and S;-t · urday afterroons tintiI 5 p. lor the next tu ο weeks. I he money nrd? window v\| no* be open these afternoon. Gordon said. Jiycee X-mas Party T'!l* l<»'-al Jayees will ho'd lb ir amital C hristmas Ladio Nif lit Tuesday. I), c. 17. at the It <1 Barn He tjurant be-innir·· it 7:30 P. M. Methodi-.t Sunday School I he Adult and Young Adelt Cla»e< i.f St. Paul Methodist i hurel. will hold .·, Christmas jatrv at the ehureli fe'lowship lall at 7:30 p. \t., Mondav Dee Hi. ECC Glee Club Sue Ann Noiris, daughter or Mr. and Mrs. Kioyd Norris, lit. I 5. Tabor City, was amount 4» rtudent members of the East arolina ( ο: lege Woman's (' uh Alio per o.med in the college's ι η η ttal Christmas assembly p. ogartn la t weekent. Sarin's ZIP Cade Santa has a ZIP Code! It's #ί>ιI. ud Children who write Sar.ta a letter usinu his ZIP ar.d th'ir return address with heir Zli* cede will «et a post iard from th:· jolly. 0'cl gent em.η complete with a North I'olc |>o ι iiuu'k. lijt remember, iiypy, so get those *t -I lers off this week. ~ S*. . Τ J TaborHpity Man I Dies Of Fxhaust Furies In Auto TABOR CITY — Funeral ■?er\ ices for Ephriam .lames VVi liainson, Jr.. 36. of Tab-·τ ^ 'tj'. who was f< und dead in his auto Thursday near Ra lei -h, were held Sunday at •>:30 p. ni. in the Forest Lawn Raptist Church here by the Rev. Boyd Williamson Buri.i! *.\as in the Forest Lawn Ceme tery. Williamson was found in his auto 10 miles east of Raleigh ι hursday afternoon and the Wake County coroner has rul ed that his death was due t·.· carbon monoxide poisoniii}·. He was a graduate of Tab >r City High School. Harburger Business School in Raleigh and Coynes Electric School in Chi cago. Survivors include two sons Tommy Williamson and Net Williamson, both of Rocky Mount; his parents. Mr. an< Mrs. E. J. Williamson St., :>| Rt. l. Clarendon; two sisters Mrs. George Mcpherson of Rt 1. Clarendon. Mrs. Mary Lei Hause of El Paso. Tex ; ; brother. Jamie Williamson ο labor City; and a half-broth er. Willie Strickland of While vi! e. Cowboy-Indian Game Results In Boy's Death Λ game of cowboy and Ind ians ended in tragedy late Thursday '.fternoen as an ß year old While M rsh boy wa kil!<-d by th»· bl ist of a shot gun. James An'erion Cameron Jr.. son of Mrs. Cirac«· C.nnci < n of Whitevillc. Rt are' J i'h s An 'ctsiMi Camer· n. Sr of Sanford, died after being struck Just beneath the chin witn a charge of No. β shot from a 20-gauge shotgun. County Coroner J. B. l ong, Jr. siid the hoy was killed ac i.tfntally by his brother. Gregory Se tt C imeron. age 12. while toe two were p'ay ing in a bedroom of the Cam trot) home in the White Marsh community The older boy told the cor oner he did not know the gun was loaded. WhiteviHe Firm Gets New School Job After First üd h Termed 'Illegal' A bi I tt rmed as "illegal" :««ivc I ttip Cnhrnbus C ty Β 'β.-fl n! Education t«» ::cc· ■ the si ci'iirl I ν/ι st t>kl «in tli*.· η«·\ν west hi county consoli dated l)if>h school. The · ι t > wat'^ei < riv. i: at y I < !i. S. Lewis - >trut»n ti c: nponv <ij Fair m lit '· .1 ■·(!.; 01) \va.· wiin (irawn la ·. Thursday when ;h>· b< »ril w ll.Allied that the linn was ii<it (iigiblc to bif! on or t-oii tuict projects in < x cvsr· <-1 i.ii 0 U(J0. \V<ii ! cune lo the boar! comerniif '..»·· "illej'al" I.i-wi Lid ftc.iii Ni rt ι Γ «r« lira nsiiip υ<· r Tin. .si" l<«'vc:t bidder was a 'unty l ΐ!>--Ηιπ.·.Η (' ι ■ true ' ii ( Μ·1!·■ ny «> : began lit ■ : ·.·; staking «·ίί Whitevil!". Τ hi Sni tli f ..i tlu· -ichu· ite mar Ce ιό c;«irk. Λ ι . \ :: r L '»ji ■ •ν r:!t d t'ii < 'id I contract Fi iTsi η :ig .ii · special < ;·.! od <- ■ . i. bu : ! ι·κ·ι;' iiiK. The S:rii'!i f'i in" bi ! Intal ■' S"S4,(i03, btinvum the <· ' earmarked ι r the ι · ν buil ing Well above t i? (i."»5 Ji< tO fi iir·..· set ii:· a ceilin · ust I'l" th. <or-trtic'ii :i. C 11: ι ν Sunt. 'Γ. Ward Guy y i I thi· •■.idditiciial" fu'iü·» \\<»iilcl have ti> come fron» the < ipital ιαιίΐ'.ν Hind of the gen • •ral school budget. In :j ι is wer t·. the question of " ι ι. -.vis pluci-l a iii'l in th%» In 1 lJuci', H. C. Dameron, • π! ι ;;i man for Tabur City, r< plied: Appa ' -.t I - the man has put .Ii lor · higher i<" use and he .med thai when tu· pla'.ed ' ι bid that tu· wi.uld receive it." W■:·. ii qu· t'l-neJ by the • oil <·<,] ernins his ability to t'u :i'hoo| construc li· ii :i ti:···«·. Horace Smith of Sinith Construction Co, r<? I plied; "I fee! sure we can have this work completed by Sept. 1. It will be mainly itiasonary and steel and this will give us a chance to construct faster. We will work first on the classrooms und then on the gymatorium. We will put an adequate work force on this project so the Sept. 1 deadline will be met." When completed the new consolidated school will a ommodate high school stu dents troni Evergreen, Fair Blutf, Cerro Gordo and Chad bourn. Weed Control At Green Sea Ri* <·: l (ii vc I !i ρ ll". " Ii t s in pheniicdl weed control will be of tin· Green Sea Young Far mer's Club. December !8, nt 7 p. in. in the Green Sva Schoo! audit· rium. J..I'll Hooks. F.xtensi· η wo specialist of Cleinson Colli?.!·, will explain the ιι·;ο of new chemic ;ls in c limiting weed, in tobacco, soybeans and < thv-r loc.dly -grown crops. This is the first su.h nieet iii·* οι wivd control to be helft in ibis area and al interested farmers in upper Horry and lower Xuliyiibus «.-. unties are -invitee-1'··· Vt'vr ·. *> spokesman .ar the farmer g'rc.up said. Amonj: the new chemicals lt> be discussed are Dymid and Treflan. Dvmid is designed especially to control grasses and broaci leaf weeds in tobacco fit Ids. offering full season control with a wide margin of safety lo tobacco plants. Experiments are presently being conducted wit·· 1515 chemical in weed control of strawberry beds. Treflan is designed to con trol weeds in soybean fields. Local Woman Wins in Fishing Rcd^o MYRTLE BEACH. S. C. — Mrs. T. W. Long of Tabor City won an award in the Novemb er competition of the Grand Strand Fishing Rodeo in Myr Grand Strand of South Caro 'ina, according to Walter llosi r. rodeo chairman. Mrs. Long entered a 3rd •dace. 1 pound 10 ounce, whit ting in the surf small boat •ompetition. The tatch was nade from Murrells 1n!et 3reek and weighed in at Alex's Carina. There is no entry fee for his event sponsored by the Myrtle Beach Chamber of 'ommerce. Anglers from 15 ι tates and Canada entered the 9(>2 rodeo. a sjierinl me·.·' η ARWE/> AND OANGKROlS is Πιο <γ«τπ police have appli ed to the about 19-year-o.d Columbus County man. II·· is wante:l f<»r cscapina from North Carolina's Central Pri son in Raleirh. Loris poli'e svspret hirrt in the break-in oi the R. C. Soles Con*>any. The es' a pec. Jerry Kelly Russ. repnrti'rtly lit·.I from police when a companion, was ar rested near Ι)Π·;;η for posses sion of i li'Kai weapons. The other man has admitted the Loris break-in, no1 ice said. The plate around Kuss* neek identifies him as being 13 years ol a sc. six feet, one inch tall and weighing 165 pounds. Loris Police Hold Escapee In Break-In Loris police say they have arrested mi escapee from North Carolina's Central Pri son in R.*»0 \ih in connection with a brenk-in al the R. C. Soles Company. Donald Gray Stubbs, 21. ">f Columbus County, was arrest ed last week in Dillon anil charged with pi-ssessi« ΐΐ of :in illegal weapon. The weapon, according to Loris police chief (Continvd On fatr 1) Chorus Plans Τwo-Part Christmas Program. Τ <· T.ibnr City Chorus will ■ ;<ίι! ι'- annual ρ ogram ι'Γ . is'.i.v.s music <>ii Tnursrfay, ι 7::J0 p. m. in the j f!'.t 1 an ili.riuin. Tin program will open with • j> > tit.ili.<n .1 "Tin· Christ in ■ Ci b" by Rny Rinkwald ι ι ii ,1-ii-kson will bo the reader [or t ή.·; η .tivity cycle. Uurin.i the sect-nil part of t'·.«· pr· '.ram folk tunes spirit a' . um t popular Yuletide :;iu<i wi 1 be toatuve:l. Tlpe v«i atile I", i. Lewis will ap & ,. - · -—·*Τ*" Nichols Negro 1 Found Dead In Stalled Car Λ crude attempt to keep ι warm after Iiis auto ran out of ; l;is in the Clarendon section j of Columbus County apparently cost a Nichols Negro farmer his ι ■ ifo. John Willie McKinnes. 35. of near Nichols apparently died 1 of asphyxiation, according to Coroner J. B, Long Jr.. who; said the death is still being in- ι vest i rated and he has not of-' fic al'y listed the cause of the ' vicitm's death. McKinnes' body was found j in bis auto which had run out ; of gas on a rural road between Chadbourn and Tabor City. The Coroner said Mckinnes lias apparently built a fire at ti e rear of the stalled car to kc.-p warm, and had taken a hut) cap full of coals into the car with him to keep warm. The smoke from the burning to-Is apparently asphyxiated McKinnes. 3«ir with the drum and clar net as well as with the sing ing group. Johnnie Lung has a tenor solo in one number, and Mel ody Roberts will conclude the program with a Christmas medley. "Also, there just may be a surprise or two. There will be no admission charge for this performance; it is a Christmas gift from the Chorus to friends and patrons of our school," Mrs W. W. Woody, Chorus director, said. Tabor Rotary Club At Inter-City Meet More than 225 Rotarians and their wives attended an inter city meeting in Whiteville Mon day night. Nine Rotary clubs in the district attended, in cluding 24 persons from the Tabor City Club. Λ report was made on the progress thus far in the money raising project to ereht a Ro tary Cottage at Boys Home at Lake Waccamaw. Each Rotar ian is asked to contribute $10.00 and the yoal was report edly in sight. Ben Sutherland, of Wilming ton, made the principal address on the subject "The Rest of Your Life." A song portion of the pro gram was directed by the Tabor City c!ub with W. W. Woody leading the singing and Ken Lovill playing the piano. What Next? BY—MARVIN LEWIS Most human ailments see« to fall into one of several categories. In ascending ord er, they are; (1) Poory . . . (of coarse there are three stages— Sorta Poorly. Klnda Poorly, and Poorly bad) (2) Puny . . . (same three stages) (3) Right Smart Sick, and (4) Bad Olf. I've been ranging along In the Sorta Poorly stage till I'm tired of It I've got one bottle of Pepsine, one of Vim-O. and one of Vita User Compound. Hot dlgglty ! ! If I take one tea spoon fall of each, three times a day, in about two days I should be ab'e to swing through the trees like Tartan! Ma·· eles bulging . . . vitality ooslng oat every pore. Steady, boy! Easy, now! You know perfectly well that when you get Overly stimulated, you perform sur prising things. Like, for Instance, that ftundny even ing when the bumble bee got ap your britches leg— not the caff area, bat mote like the pocket territory. Ordinarily, I don't think too mach of a fellow who shucks off his pinti in the front yard e· a bright Sunday aft ernoon, bat given «m stimulus, mm anything Can happen. My wife nldlMAl It In twe second lint I didn't omi \Τ DEDICATION — Th- R«V. Nelson Ii llo4«klns. prlcst-tn-charfe; Μ:·. Frederick Wll letts. Sr.. and Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Wlll:-tt«. Ir an shown above during a social hoer Monday (hat iol owed a lloly Communion servbc at Λ" Sa'nts Kplwspal Mission at which a chiller and paten for the Communion service were deillcated to the memory of th» I late Mr. WtlUtti who made available to thr m<«%lon Its first place of worship --- a chapel in the rear portion of the Coapcratlve Savlncs and l.oan Association office In Tabor CHy. More than 4ft persons from the Tabor Clty-l.orls area. \\ llmlmrt ;n. H'hltevllle and fthal ( lotte attended the service.