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EWSPAPER IN THE UNITED ST AT ES DONT MISS • NEWS • I1ATUIKS • Picnmrs • ADVERTISING ***** w«k to The Tribute 7ti&C€He — SERVICE — • WITHOUT SEV F1SHNE8S • WITHOUT FEAR • WITHOUT FAVOR The Goal of The Trlbu· Now and Forever VOLUME XVIII, NUMBER 24 "Tabor City — Tht Town With A City Future99 At Tabor CK,. Ν C WEDNESDAY. UECrMREfTÜTläsS .»η». Εν m> Kvrr» \\rdnrsditv Ry The Atlantic Hub. C), Greea Sea Kd.. Tabor Clly. N. C. lAc PER (OPV—53 00 AND S4.00 A YRA^" »porfee Presents Plans Of Building To 3 Contractors Last week's meeting of rep resentatives of the Tabor Cit> Merchants Association and Sportee Corporation of North Carolina relative to finalizing plans for the erection of a giant new industrial sewing plant resulted in plans for specifications being presented to contractors. Sportee officials brought plans for the new building with them to the meeting and called their architect in New Jersey from the conference meeting and asked for other sets of plans. Three building contractor.; were present at the meeting and each will submit a bid on the proposed structure within the next few days. Sportee continually empha sized their satisfaction wi'.h the availability of labor in the area and their ability to learn their type of sewing operation. They noted that the Tabor City Merchants Association had contracted to have this building constructed at a spe cified per foot per year ;tn:uia! rental and that the only le maining stumbling blo.k was the determination as to whe ther this figure could be ad hered to. The association has previ ously been told that the figure is possible but certain addi tions V» the building and its interior win increase the coat of conitnictfo· «od η» deci sion is possible 00 the precise annual n»tal' upUl «»tract ors submit their bids. Sportee has expressed inter est in completing the final contract with builders as quickly as possible and have said that they would like to get into the new faculty im mediately if it were bui t. Act ual construction time is ex pected tu be about 90 days. TC Baptists < Plan Second ! Music Program ι ' A Christmas cantata entilei • "An Appalachian Nativity," ! will be presented by the Chur j ch Choir «if the Tabor City j Baptist Church on Sunday, ( Die. 22, at 7:30 p. m. This Christmas Fo':k Canta ta by Lewis Henry Horton, features selections based on hymns of the shape-note trad ition. The singing of this cantata wiil make the se.ond program of Christmas mtisic presenteil by the Music Ministry of the Tabor City Baptist Church . The forty-voice choir will be directed by Franklin Hooks, and Mrs. Furman Fowler will serve as accompanist. Members and friends are in j vi ted to attend. ROTARY MEETING The Tabor City ' Rotary I Club h»ld its Rotary Christ mas party at the school cafe teria Monday nirht. With out divulging the identity of the jecret pal, eilt» were .ex changed. -ς· ,-tf « j(' No Rotary meeting will be held next week but an oyst er roast will be held at Cal abash on December 30. Rot arians are tome et in front of the Waccamaw Bank at 6:15 for this meeting. 1st National Stockholders To Get Christmas Bonus Stockholders of the First National Bank of Whiteville and Tabor City will find an extra dividend in their finan cial stocking this Christmas. According to C. Bion Sears, President, the Board of Direct ors has authorized a 50 cent cash dividend on common stock payable on December 20 to stockholders of record De cember 18. Last year a 30 cent cash dividend was paid to stock holders for each share owned. The 50 cent dividend repre sents a 66.7 per cent increase. The record of the First Na tional Bank, established in 1945, is one of growth, financi al security and return to shareholders and service to the Columbus County area. With a capital account of $100,000 in 1945 the First Na tional Bank now has in excess of $850,000 in the capital ac count with resources exceed ing $8.5 million. The capital account has grown through 10 a per cent stotk dividend in January 1963, a 33-1/3 per ccnt stock dividend in 1959, a three for one stock split in January 1959, new stock sales in 1960 and 1963 and from re tention in earnings. Sears, in making the an nouncement, gave the growth credit to area citizens for their high acceptability of the First National Bank as their finan cial friend. Judge L Β. Preyer Pays Visit Here Judge L. Richardson Preyer, candidate for governor of North Carolina, paid a visit to the Tabor City area Monday afternoon. Accompanied by Judge AI Williams, Preyer called on η number of local citizens seek ing their rapport in next year's gubernatorial elections. Judge Preyer was appointed to the bench of the State Sup erior Court in 1956 and five years later he was appointed U. S. Federal Judge. The Judge is a native of Greensboro where he live* with his wife and five chil dren. He is the only lawyer in a family which has produced a long line of teachers, preach er·, and outstanding business men. His grandfather develop ed the formula for the first Vick'a Vapor Rub while oper ating a small drug store in downtown Greensboro; and Judge Preyer'· father was JUDGE L. R. PREYFH president of Vick Chemical Co. until retiring some 15 years ■go. ' *vO, COME ALL YH iMTHFULM Lighted Match Damages Auto 250 Feet Away A late-model automobile was heavily damaged by fire here Tuesday night as the result ';f a lighted mat.h into a gutter half a block from the ρ trkcd vehicle. The freak incident, which happened at 7 p. m„ occurred this wa\: Dick Wilson, a local resi dent, cam« out of the Post Of fice, paused, lit a cigarette what he thouhgt was a "pud dle of water." The "water," however, burst .•nto flames and the fire ran rapidly up the curb about 250 leet to Garrell's Set vice Sta tion, nearby. There flames ran under a parked car owned by Kent Stevens, another local resident. The auto was damaged by flames Ijefore the Tabor City Fire Department arrived at the scene and doused the flames. According to a service sta tion attendant, a gasoline tank er has just finished filling th? station's underground tanks and some gas overflowed from the tanker and ran into the gutter at the edge of the sta tion apron. "The fire completely block ed the view of the station for about three minutes at least." Tim Coleman, local policeman, said. Coleman was in the policc station across the street and , about another half-block away irom the slation. Blackened curbing and char-| red road signs were visible signs this morning of the Irenk < fire last night. Education Series Discontinued T'u· series (»I articles on ed ucation in Columbus County which this newspaper h;is been publishing during rcci nt weeks will be temporarily discontinued «lue to the ill ness of the author. St:iff mem ber Hod Sparrow, author '·( the series, was admitted to N. C. Memorial Hospital Tues day. CHRISTMAS >1ASS Λ Τ LOCAL CATHOMC CHI'Ρ ΓΗ The Catholic Chur.h in Ta 'jor City will have m iss on hristmas Day, beginning at 9:30 Λ. M„ said Reverend Walsh, pastor. Ex-Tabor Pastor Writes Article For Guidepost The Rev. H. L. Reives, for mer nastor of the Tab"!· City Presbyterian Church, is tha mithor of *>n artie'e in the January Guidroosts. a month ly inspiration »1 magazine de rianed for all religious faiths. Rev. Reaves left Tabor City in September 1962 to be.omc pastor of the Presbyterian Church in Hartsville, S. C. His article, concerning his life as a missionary in China, reads as follows: "When I was a missionary to China, 1 learned something very valuable from a simple Chinese iady. "Mrs, VVu made her living selling rice cakes. When she became a Christian, she want ed to do something to bear testimony to Christ's love. But ι she coid I neither read nor write. "There was «ine thing, how- | ever, that she could do — she I could sweep. At that time we were rent in" a small shop for str« et ρ ι a-bine outside China's West Gate. In the early evening we opened the shop ami conducted a simple service for those who stopped in to listen. Mrs. Wu would arrive first, open the chapel doors carefully sweep out the trash, then with a joyful and earnest voice, she would in vite all passcrsby to come in. Many did so out of curiosi'v I won U rinit what gave her such • a d eply happv face. I "Be uise f Mrs. Wu, more than 50 people took the first shp toward a Christian life. ! "One talent, u.wd by God, ! can be multiplied many I times." In Memory Öf Mft. Vfr. Ψ. Cox ——— School Receives Organ As Gift Those attending the special "Music F<>r Christmas" pro gram presented last Thursday night by the Tabor City Chor us heard for the first time a new gift to the school. An organ, presented by the C. C. Leggetts and A. P. Rog ers, Sr., was used for the first time publicly for the perform ance. The organ was presented r.s a gift in the memory of tho late Mrs. W. F. C">x. "Mrs. Cox had a very great luve for beauty—beauty in people, in art. in music. Shi helped many b<>ys and girl· pay for music lessons when they were unable to do so. "Upon the death of her hus band she gave to the Taboi City Baptist Church an orga.1 in his memory . "Now we have—thanks t< the generosity of Mr. Hoger.« and Mr. Leggctt — an organ hei'e in our school in her mem ory, Mrs. W. \V. Woody, chor us director, said. Clyde Prince Hospitalized Clyde Prince, a well-known Baptist minister is hospitaliz ed in Charleston after suffer ing a heart attack in Loris. The Rev. Prime had the at tack December 10. He was moved to the Medical College Hospital in Charleston when his condition failed to improve. He is considered in serious condition there. He became a popular preach er in several of the larger rural Baptist churches in both Horry and Columbus Count ies. Some of the churches where he has preached are Clarendon, and Sandy Plains ne.n Tabor City, Bakers Chap el near Ay nor. and the Cool el near Aynor, Good Hope, and the Coo! Springs and Pleasant Meadow churches. Prince was instrumental in getting the new 3,000 paved runway that is the Twin Cities Municipal Airport. Signs USC Grant-In-Aid Buddy Fonvielle May Meet Brother On College Grid Iron When North Carolina meets South Carolina on the football gridiron in coming se/sons. chances are row; that two Ta bor City brothers will be look ing at carh other from oppo site sides of the line of s rim mage. Buddy Fonviel'c, local high ι seh«»ol senior and star line batker of the Tabor City Red I Devils, Monday signed a four vear football grant-in-aid with ι Ihe University of South Car»· lina. His brother. Leon E'v/ar<1 ( Fonviclle, joined the freshman I team of the University »I North Carolina's Tar Heel· j under a four-year frant-in-aif) this fall. Buddy. at ß-3 and 210 j« 'lint's. w..s a rugged Ued Devil linebacker who was in >n more than a third of his team's tackles, and he was 3specially effective in 'pass de fense. His speed was so Rood that he started out his football career with the Hed Devils as a fullba.k. and also has play jed guard und tackle. Buddy was chosen to the A11-C« lumbus Team, and was picked as captian of the Al! Waccamaw Athletic Associa tion Team. Other honors in clude a place on the 1983 All SENCland Football Team, and I WBTV's High Sihool All-Star ι (Continued On Page 4) BUDDY rONVKLLE Refunds Totaling $160,000 Brunswick ilecfrk Mails ?#980 Checks To Members Cash refunds to members of the Brunswick Ele.tric Mem bership Corporation totaling more than $100,000 have been mailed out in the last few <ia; s\ These cash payments to cun surners ol electricity on the Brunswick lines represents tlic ciifKrenee between operating costs and revenues and covers the years of 1952 and 1953. Prii.r years' settlement pay mi nts have been distributed in 1931 and before that . The refund che.ks to corp oration members were distrib ute! during those same years. Checks were in amounts Irom $1.00 to $50.00 with a few exception where commer cial iirms' pro rata share ran much higher. About 7000 checks were involved in the mailing . "This distribution of funds to our membership is proof of ownership of the Brunswick EJect: i. Membership Corpora tion by its members. Dr. E. D. Bishop, executive of the co operative said this week. Fund Drive Set For Retarded Children Assoc. I A fund-raising drive for the North Carolina Association for Retarded Children will get I underway in Tabor City this i Thursday, Die. 19, to-chai: ί men Lj. Frank McGougau, J; and Ken Lovell announce«! to day . "Mental y retarded children i make uu 3 per cent of our population. These are children who, because of limited or im paired mental neve opmei.1. will need a wide variety <>; special services designed to promote their social and e <> I nomic functioning. They need I a well rounded program to en able them to develop tu their j fuLest potential," McGougun | said. The N. C. Association car ries eu many programs to aid these childien including com munity diagnosti.· - treatment ' clinics, home visit programs, parent counseling, day care services, nursery classes, train - ing centers, and many other services. The Columbus County Chap ter of the N. C. A. R. C.. head ed by Jean Walker, president ani Buddy Carpenter, vice president, is currently spoil- ! j soring a training center pro (Continuid On Page 4> News Briefs EETIIK1. MYr The Methodist Youth Fel lowship ρ roup of the Bethi-i vtethodist Chur.h will present t Christmas play entitled "See in}! A St-ir" lit 7:30-p. m. Sun day, Dec. 22. Tue small chil dren of tin- church will present u program Dee.22 fol owing tnoiniiif.' Church School. CKDItKV GKOVE LADIES' NIGHT The Brotherhood I.adies' Night of the Cht rry Grove B.iptist Church will be held Thursday iiitfnt. Die. 19, with s-upptr at Calabash. CHERRY GROVE Ρ I. AY Λ program ent't'ed "/*n A" gc*I For Every Occasion" will bo prestntco Suoi.a.v Dec. 22. ;it 7 p. in. bv memb ers of the Cherry Grove Bap tist Church. METHODIST CANTATA The Choir of St. Paul Veth t.dist Church will present a Chiistmis Cantata entitled "The M.agor King" at the morniti!" worship service this Sundii; Dec. 22. at 11 a. in. WILLIAMS PTA The Williams Township School Ρ. Τ. A. \vill meet Thursday,Nipht December 19. at 7:30. ' «i' , The program entitled—Jour ney To Bethlehem, a Christ mas Pagi-ant, under the direc tion of Mrs. Polly Edwards, with Mr. Eugene Sasser at th<* piano will be given. There wi 1 be fifteen speaking parts, and se veral songs will be rend ered by some of the students from the 3rd and 4th, and 7th and 8th grades. Speci.tl lighting will be by Mr. R. J. Glasener. Comments about the program are—It's very inspiring and a good program. The public is cordially in vited. Recorder's Court Recorder's Court in White ville wi 1 be in session only cne day this week—Thursday, December 19. Judge W. A. Williams of Tab«.r City announced Mon day. Outdoor Decorations To Be Judged Friday OUTDOOR DECORATION .. Judging in the Tabor City Garden Club's annual outdoor Christmas decorating contest will take place December 20 beginning at 7:3(1 p.m., Mrs. Robert Sweeley, club president announced today. A plaque will oc presented to the winner. No Injuries , In Car-Bus Crash Friday Damage was light and there were no injuries in a minor Tabor City School Bus' near Iron Hill Friday. Highway Patrolman H. S. Wilkins said he issued cita tions to both drivers involved, and said that the accident could have been avoided if careful driving rules had been observed. The patrolman said that Billy Neal lnman. driver of the bus, stopped to let chil dren off, and after his pas sengers had crossed the road, he started the bus and was attempting to make a left turn off the road when his bus was struck by a car driven by Ed ward Nelson, 22, of Ash. Nelson had stopped for the (Continued On Page 4) What Next? BY—MARVIN LEWIS What a perfect time for out-door rooking! Let's do it! Now you sit right here, honey, and don't lift a fing er .. . you cook every day .... let ole Chef Toastus Burnus himself do the work. Besides, you may pick up · pointer or two concerning the true concept of 'Culin ary Art." Good fire! Honey, where did you put those steaks? Oh yes. here they are. Where is the long handled fork? Never mind . . . I've got it. Should I cut off some I of this fat? Where l> the butcher knife? Will yo· turn up that grill just a llt 1 tie? Nire change isn't it . . . just sit back and relax and let somebody else cook for a change. You deserve It. Oops! Oh well. "He who eateth the most steak, eateth the most grass." Should I salt It now or later? Where Is the salt? Oops! I'm glad that grass Is down there. Who left this fork In the fire? Turning steak with ι red-hot fork is carrying Art Just a bit too far. Honey, you dont look very relaxed .... is the smoke bothering you? Here, let me look at you. Who put that plate down there? Never mind, honey, I'll get yon another one Just like it. M-m-m-m m-m, your hair smell· good. Didn't I tell you to relax and leave the worrying to ele Chef Maxlmus Aggrav aeus? You're entitled to I rest. HEY!! Fire In the hoMI Fire on the port aide! Fir· on the starboard! Fire on Um poop-deck! Where to UM hose? Where to · bucket? Where to the watoer? Honey, do ye· reek·· the Cafe to »till open?