The pilot. (Vass, N.C.) 1920-current, October 04, 1946, Image 1
j SAVE j ]F 0 0 OS j VOL. 27. NO. 45. Southern Pines Defeats Curry High 32 to 0 For Second Win Of Season Next Play Carthage Here Wednesday Harrington Gets 3 Touchdowns. Smith 2 Spectacular Plays By Visiting Team, But Unable To Score Southern Pines opened their home season here Wednesday af ternoon by romping over Curry High of Greensboro 32 to 0, to the delight of 500, naturally partisan spectators. Much improved over their game with Pittsboro, particular ly the reserves, the Blue and White scored touchdowns in every quarter. Flashing a spectacular passing and running attack Curry got in to Southern Pines territory sev eral times but the locals tighten ed their defense, bottled up Her itage, the visitors triple threat back, and defensive star of '.he game for Curry. Play by Play Smith took the opening kick off of the game for Southern Pines, and returned to his 30. Blue, on the first play fumbled and Curry recovered on the Sou thern Pines 39, but lost the ball on a fourth down incomplete pass on the Blue and White 22. Southern Pines started a touch down drive from this point as Straka pased to Harrington on the Curry 37, and again to Har rington to the Curry 15. Blue at right end made 10 yards, and then "Red" Smith on an inside reverse w«M»t around left end to score standing up. Try for extra point failed. Score 6 to 0. Second Quarter Beginning the second quarter Curry was forced to kick from their 19, Heritage's kick got past Blue, and Smith brought the crowd to its feet as he raced back to his 20, scooped up the bound ing ball, veered sharply to the left side line getting away from two tacklers. Near the sideline he seemed almost trapped but he cut back to the right, and pick ing up a convoy of blockers raced into the clear on Curry's 30, final ly brought down from behind by a desperate lunge by Heritage, four yards short of the goal. Curry held for downs and took over on their 10 yard line, but had to kick. Grey ran the kick back to the Curry 30, and with their attack clicking the Blue and White carried to the 10 where Grey passed to Smith for the sec ond score. Extra points try failed. Score 12 to 0. Just before the half ended Southern Pines was again in scoring position as a result of a 40 yard punt return by Mat tocks to the Curry 12 yard line but two fumbles bogged the at tack down, and time ran out. Second Half Beginning the second half Curry advanced to the Blue and White 32 but was forced to kick. The ball sliced off Heritage's foot, and out of bounds still on the (Continued on Page 8) Negro Eddie Jenkins Takes A Fatal Sleep On Railroad Tracks Saturday night at about 9:40 Eddie Jenkins, 38, Negro, was killed on the Seaboard Airline tracks near Manly. The northbound No. 192 had just pulled out of Southern Pines and was balling the jack when the engineer saw too late a man apparently asleep on the tracks. A pint bottle is reported to have been found where Eddie Jenkins lay down for his fatal sleep. It is also reported that Ed die had been a visitor to a nearby beer hall. Very few particulars have been learned about the late Eddie Jen kins. His wife is said to be from this locality, but he is allegedly from Raeford. His remains were taken to the Powell Funeral Home. TH^BpyplLOT 12 PAGES THIS WEEK SLUGFEST Rumor has it the fisticuffs show to be put on next Fri day evening. October 11th, at the Southern Pines Ball Park will present local box ing fans with a program of boxing superior to any bouts this section has yet seen. It is also reported thai if the bouts live up to expecta tions in being clean, hard fought affairs. Fort Bragg will continue giving material support by lending its ring and other professional equip ment as a spur to local sport events. Lights for night games at the Ball Park will soon be forthcoming, if funds from this and future fights prove the success advance reports indicate. Large Crowd Gathers Saturday When Unidentified Negro Molests Student Aberdeen was thrown into an uproar at nine o'clock last Satur day night when an unidentified Negro, smelling of whiskey, at tempted an assault on 16 year old high school student, Eleanor Rowe, just a few steps from hei home. Miss Rowe, telling her father, Judge J. Vance Rowe, said that she had stopped at the play ground at the Aberdeen Lake to speak with a few friends and had then started home. She had not noticed the Negro following her until he turned into the same road close behind her that led to her home. She walked faster and saw that he also increased his pace. Becoming definitely alarm ed for the first time she tried to run but he was so close on her that he grabbed hold of her, slap ped a hand over her mouth, and threw her to the ground. Miss Rowe managed to scream for help as the assailant hit her with his fist, undoubtedly trying to knock her out. Douglas Wooten and T. S. Wil son, sitting on the porch of the Wooten home only a few yards distant, heard her scream and dashed off the porch toward her. The assailant immediately leapt to his feet and ran toward the Highway. Wilson raced after him, while Douglas Wooten stayed with Miss Rowe, who, though shaken, was entirely unharmed. Judge Rowe had heard the, disturbance, he stated, and, recognizing that the Burwell Plea For Equipment Return Meets Red Tape Lewis C. Burwell, Jr., president of Resort Airlines, is exceeding wroth, and, it would seem, with good reason. It appears that when the army moved out of the Knoll wood Field, they made off with the fire fighting equipment and the mowing machine, and this in spite of the fact that the equip ment was the rightful property of the field. After months of unsuccessful correspondence with government and army officials Burwell is placing the matter before the County Airport Commission for further action with a recommen dation that it be brought to the attention of Congressworran Jane Pratt for her intervention with the powers in Washington. Pointing out the grave danger to the field, planes, and the new buildings, Burwell said; "We can not risk our future, and neither can Moore County risk some serious accident because a num ber of government agencies, for (Continued on Page 8) Business Group Of Southern Pines Elects Directors Burwell, Cameron, Clark Join Chamber Of Commerce Board At the annual meeting of the Southern Pines Chamber of Com merce, held at the Civic Club Tuesday night, the busines or ganization of the town heard the yearly reports, and then elected directors for the coming year. Twelve of the former board were reelected, with three new mem bers added: Herbert Cameron, Lewis C. Burwell, and L. T. Clark. Under the chairmanship of the president, R. C. Dubose, the meeting got under way at eight o'clock. Ballots were distributed and while they were being count ed by P. J. Weaver, P. F. Buchan, and A. S. Ruggles, the group (Continued on Page 8) cries were not the regular cries of children playing, went out to investigate. Wilson last saw the would-be attacker as he fled across the highway by Paul Kellis' Esso Filling Station. Wilson called to "Big Boy" Kellis to get the po lice and ran on after the Negro, but caught no more glimpses of the assailant. In a very few minutes word had spread through Aberdeen like wildfire and crowds began gathering at the filling station. Earl Freeman drove up to the police station and reported the incident to Chief Lamarr Smith. Sheriff McDonald came down from Carthage with several aides to help maintain order. Patrol men Kelly and McKenzie were also on hand. The crowd is estimated to have reached several hundred persons, and it is reported that shotguns, pistols, plus one machine gun showed up among the crowd. It was not until after midnight that they dispersed. Word spread through the crowd that if the assailant was caught, it would be better if the Judge was not around. Judge Rowe, however, thoroughly dis couraged this trend of feeling. Several arrests are reported to have been made of likely sus pects, but the assailant is still at large. The leading clue to date is the hat left behind at the scene of the scuffle. A. C. Dawson Tells Rotarians About Six-Man Football The members of the Rotary Club at their regular meeting at Lakeview Hotel last Friday were treated to a preview of what our Southern Pines High School foot ball team will sport for the foot ball season now on us. Amos Dawson, principal of SPHS and athletic coach, was the guest speaker, and brought along the new uniform for the Rotari ans to see. It consists of blue rayon pants, and both blue or white jerseys, whichever will be les conflicting with the jerseys of the opposing teams. Coach Dawson also demonstra ted on a blackboard many of the ins and outs of a successful six man football team. Clyde "Red" Smith, member of the team, dem onstrated with Dawson some of the various tackling and block ing techniques. June Phillips had the honor of introducing Dawson at the Ro tary lunch. Southern Pines. N. C.. Friday, October 4, 1946. 12 PAGES THIS WEEK Weaver In Forum Address Urges Aid For State Schools Teachers' Pay Raise, Better Facilities Cited As Vital Needs Today Adding his plea to that of edu cators and leaders in civic life all over the state was Southern Pines Schools Superintendent Philip Weaver, who spoke before the Fellowship Forum of the Church of Wide Fellowship Sun day night, on the need for strengthening the educational program of North Carolina. "School is one agency that touches nearly every home in the community" Weaver pointed out, "schools should belong to the people they serve. The people are the final boss: if the schools are not sensitive to the needs of the community they should be changed. I often hear people say: 'why don't we have this or that; or why don't we pay teachers a decent salary?' The answer is that people can only have those things if they want them enough." Weaver described how, when attending an AASA meeting in Atlanta, he mistook the Coca Cola building for the High School, it was so much more im pressive. 'lt made me think," he said, "that we have always want ted Coca Cola more than educa tion." Weaver told his audience that he realized with them that "our own school has many weakness es: inadequate buildings, no cafe teria, too large classes, too few teachers," but he said "our grad uates hold their own. Transfer students to us are far behind our students—then too our educa tional system stood the test of war fairly well—the drugstore cowboys that many of us criti cized did all right while we stay ed at home—they beat armies that had been trained from youth up—they did it because -in our schools they had learned initia tive, leadership, and belief in something greater than self—a belief in democracy and in one's fellow man. The schools have stood unchanged and unwavering in their efforts in a changing (Continued on Page 5) "JUSTICE FOR ALL" Aberdeen is to be congrat ulated upon the manner in which its people handled the explosive situation which nearly developed theTe last Saturday. The feelings of horror and fury which the incident naturally evoked were widespread throughout the crowd in which there were, again naturally, a cer tain number of uncontrolled hotheads, those citizens in whom "a thirst for justice" can take the form of a thirst for much else. There were a I few moments when it ap peared that anything might happen. We say: it appeared that way. But the Sandhills is not Tennessee or Georgia. There were men in that gathering who would have stood forth, had there been need, in de fense of the justice of our land. In their hands, in the capable, firm control of the officers of the law on the scene, in the calmness and strength of the judge of our county court, himself the most concerned, the good name of Aberdeen was safe. The opening sentence of our state's constitution af firms our determination to preserve our "civil, political, and religious liberties." The first step in the preservation of liberty must ever be the enforcement of justice. It is reassuring to feel that, to our people, these are not empty . words. Presbyterian Clans Gathered Sunday At The Famous Old In Aberdeen For Annual Homecoming >gjS£JJ '!&••_ f| "Fight VD" Theme Of Waymiek Talk Before Kiwanians Speaking before the Kiwanis Club of the county at their week ly meeting on Wednesday, at the Lakeview Hotel, Capus M. Way miek, Director of the North Caro lina Social Hygiene Society, des cribed to the group the organiza tion of which he is the head and the serious health condition which it has been formed to fight. The speaker, who has for sev eral years directed the anti syphilis campaign financed by the Reynolds Foundation, told the Kiwanians that he considered the time had come for North Car olina to face frankly its veneral disease problem and proceed to solve it. Describing syphilis and i gonorrhea as highly contagious diseases from which no one was immune, he said that they were now widespread throughout the state among both white and color ed, resulting frequently in blind ness, crippling, sterility, insanity, heart disease. "They constitute," he said, "a heavy drain on the economic resources of the state, impede industrial progress, and destroy the health and happiness of numerous individuals." The N. C. Social Hygiene So ciety was described as a volun teer organization being formed to back up health departments and other agencies in a determined effort to bring veneral disease un der control. It recognizes three lines of defense: moral, educa tional, medical, and proposes con structive efforts along all three. (Continued on Page 8) Injuries Fatal To John Buffkin John Buffkin, 62, died Wednes day morning at the Moore Coun ty Hospital from internal injur ies received Thursday, Septem ber 26th in an automobile acci dent on the Pinehurst-Aberdeen highway. Funeral services were held yes terday at 2:00 p. m. at the Ashley Heights Baptist Church. Rever end William Gaston officiated. Mr. Ruffkin came to Aberdeen from Plant Cty, Fla. in 1928 and had been in the tobacco business in Sanford for the past eighteen years. He is survived by his widow, the former Miss Mattie Lane of Plant City, whom he married in 1907, three daughters, all of Aber deen, Mrs. Julius Nivens, Mrs. Woodruff Bobbitt, Mrs. O. B. Obster, and one son, C. F. Buff kin, of Pinebluff. Pallbearers were Reuben Coch ran, E. R. Pickler, Charlie Pleas ants, Gene Maynard, Hugh Keith, and Will Rose. Mr. Buffkin's late parents were H. B. Buffkin, father, and Mrs. I Jane Buffkin, mother, both of |Fairbluff, N. C. JINX ENDS For the past three weeks The Pilot has been jinxed when it came to printing no tices for Reverend Tucker Humphries on his Sunday themes and special meetings. On press day mysterious gremlins are belived to have invaded The Pilot and borne off Rev. Humphries' an nouncements. The gremlins are routed and the jinx broken. This Sunday will be "Rally Day" at the Church of Wide Fellowship. Beginning at 9:45. Bibles, diplomas, and prizes will be awarded, and at 11 o'clock Worldwide Communion Service will be held at Open Table Commun ion. Sunday's sermon will be "Can We Believe In God?" Vass Lions Club Hears Pilot Editor Editor Speaks On Place Of Weekly In Community It Serves Speaker at the weekly dinner of the Vass Lion's Club meeting at the schoolhouse last Tuesday night was Mrs. James Boyd, who was introduced by Mrs. S. R. Smith, the former editor, chose as her subject the place of a weekly newspaper in relation to the community it serves. The speaker related amusing incidents connected with her early efforts as an editor, told something of how news is gather ed and a paper put together, and emphasized the responsibility of a paper to its public and the res ponsibility of the community to its paper. Pointing out that a paper, if it serves its readers as it should, takes on the status of a community necessity, she urged her hearers to understand the problems which confront a weekly paper, to back it up in endeavors to help the community, and to use the paper, themselves, as a medium through which to ex press constructive views of im portance. Mrs. Boyd was invited to speak by Lion J. H. Bunn, program leader and principal of the Vass- Lakeview School. The meeting was presided over by Lion W. H. Stevenson Princi pal of Cameron School. Several business matters were discussed, and the group decided to honor pupils of the Vass and Cameron Schools by inviting to each meet ing a student from each school, boys and girls, alternately. They are to be chosen on the basis of scholastic attainment. A total of $92.82 for the White Cane drive was reported. Miss Margaret Thomas, Vass home econmics teacher, was as sisted by Ann Fields and Gladys Baker in serving the dinner. I —l | SAVE | !FOOD| ! ! TEN CENTS Homecoming Brings Moore County Scots Together Again The old white church of Beth esda, outside of Aberdeen, was the scene of a gathering of the clans last Sunday when Moore County Presbyterians from near and far, came there for their an nual Homecoming Sunday. More than five hundred, it was estima ted, attended the service which was followed by lunch under the trees, and an afternoon session. Preaching at the morning ser vice was Dr. Angus R. McQueen of Dunn. Dr. McQueen, whose tall, dignified figure looked par ticularly appropriate in the old pulpit, told the congregation that it gave him unusual pleasure to be there. He said that though he had lived in Dunn and conducted services in his church there for some forty years, hardly a day passed that he did not think of his native Moore County. Dr. Mc- Queen recalled that his father, the late Rev. Martin McQueen, had been pastor at Bethesda for many years. Music has always been appre ciated around Aberdeen. At the service at Bethesda, the vested choir sang and twelve members of the Flora McDonald College Glee Club sang several chorales. Noted for their rendering of religious music and Scottish bal lads this group has become fa mous throughout the state for their beautifully trained choral singing. The chairman of the Homecoming, J. Talbot Johnson, expressed great appreciation on behalf of all to the College for allowing the Glee Club to par ticipate in the service. At one o'clock, lunch was serv ed in the grove. The groups rang ed themselves by families along the long plank table under the trees. Food was unpacked and soon the board groaned with sandwiches, fried chicken, sweet potato pie, and salads and cake of every description. "There'll be more than the board groaning," was the apprehensive comment of one head of a family. It was noted that while the old-timers went in for beans and pickle, the young made for the sweets. One Glee Clubber was observed with three kinds of cake and not an other thing on her plate. There was a scattering aftei lunch to stroll among the quiet graves, many of them newly gar landed, where Blues, Rays, Mc- Donalds, Johnsons, Shaws, Buch ans and many other forebears of those who walked there lay side by side. One or two graves roused special interest. There was that of that "honest man" Colin Bethune, who died March 29th, 1820, "a na tive of Scotland by accident but a citizen of the U. S. by choice," and Isbel Buchan, one of the old est graves, marked 1798. Singing from the church, where the girls were practising, (Continued on Page 5) Brown And Bachman Bring Back Cessnas On Wednesday, September 25th, Gordon Brown and Harold Bachman flew from Raleigh to Wichita, Kansas and there picked up two newly purchased planes. . . two Cessna 140's, single motor ed two passenger jobs. They reportedly relaxed around Wichita Thursday and Friday and on Saturday climbed aboard the two new Cessnas and slowly (because of new motors) winged their way homewards in eleven hours flying time. One Cessna they left in Char lotte Saturday afternoon for its new purchaser (Cannon Aircraft) and the other shining beauty they delivered here in the Sand hills to the Taylor Chemical Com pany in Aberdeen.