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VOL. 31?NO. 20 16 PAGES THIS WEEK Southern Plnw, N. C. Friday. April 7. 1950 16 PAGES THIS WEEK TEN CENTS
Joyful Easter Story Will Be Re-Told
In Song And Sermon Sunday Morning
Solemnities of Good Friday to
day will be followed on Sunday
in the churches and on the air by
Easter Joy, in sermon and song.
A three-hour devotion will
memorialize the Crucifixion
period at Emmanuel Episcopal
church, starting at 12 noon. The
Rev. C. V. Covell, rector, will lead
the devotions and an appropriate
musical program will have as so
loists MVs. Joe N. Steed, Tom Cor
don and Harold Makepiece, Jr., of
At St. Anthony's Catholic
church the Way of the Cross, an
cient. in churohly tradition, will be
held at 3 o'clock. Confessions will
be heard during Saturday after
noon and evening.
On Easter Sunday
Easter Sunday at Emmanuel
church, Holy Communion hours
will be 8, 9:30 and 11 a. m., with
the choir singing at the 11 o'clock
service. At 4:30 p. m., children of
the Sunday school will have their
mitebox service, with the beauti
ful "Flowering of the Cross." The
service will be brief, and will be
followed by an Easter egg hunt,
sponsored by St. Anne's Guild.
At St. Anthony's, low mass will
be at 8 a.m., and at 10:30 the Mass
of the Angels, a Gregorian adap
tation, will be sung by the choir.
Offertory will be "Panis Angeli
cus," recessional "He Is Risen."
Mrs. Malcolm Grover will direct
the choir, with Tony Pinto at the
Special music .sermon themes
and Sunday school exercises will
mark the joyous Easter day in
ether churches of the town.
At the First Baptist church, an
anniversary will also be observed,
as it was on Easter Sunday last
year that Dr. William C. Holland
first came to the church as a guest
pastor, later accepting the call to
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MRS. p. p. McCain
Mrs. McCain Will
Take Position At
Mrs. P. P. McCain of Southern
j Pines has accepted the position of
! dean of women at Flora Macdon
j aid college. Red Springs, for the
i coming year, according to an an j
! nouncement made today by Dr.
j Marshall Woodson, college presi- j
| Mrs McCain is one of the state's
best known and best loved wom
en. active in the state's affairs and
also those of this community,
where she has made her home
for the past three years. She said
she plans to keep her home here
for week ends and occasions when
she and her children can be to
gether. though she will move of
ficially to the college in Septem
In the next few weeks, Mrs. Mc
Cain said this week, she plans to
i visit Woman's college. Greens
boro, Queens college at Charlotte
and Agnes Scott college at Deca
jtur, Ga., to get pointers on the of
] fice and duties of dean,
i Before coming to Southern
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Ponzer In Key Group Given Training
For Emergency Economic Leadership
John L. Ponzer, industrial en-|
gmeer with the Southern Pines
division ot the Carolina Power
and Light company, was one of a [
group of key men in business, in
dustry. labor and education in the
southern states, who joined top
military figures in an intensive
economic mobilization course
given at Birmingham. Ala., for
two weeks during March.
The training school was spon-'
sored by the Third army, the 14th
Air Force and the Sixth Naval
district, under auspices of the Na
tional Security Resources board,
to develop a military-civilian line
of defense for strategic uses of
n.on and materials.
Top n iiitarv technicians gave
lectures during the two weeks,
; mphasizing not necessarily the
immediacy of war but the urgen
of km c.ng and using the na
tion's vital resources correctly, in
view of the world situation and
av; liable supplies.
Consumption is rapidly deple
ting many vital mineral resources
of the nation, which must be im
ported in increasing amounts un
less new supplies are found, the
group of some 150 men was te'd.
Leading the world in per capita
peacetime consumption, with the
rate vastly stepped up .during
war, this country-will m the next
few years see its supplies of man
ganese, lead. zinc, copper and
bauxite virtually gone. Nations
which are friendly, as well as
those which are potential ene
mies, are already finding them
selves Jependent on each other
for 11 itieal materials.
Problems of determining civ
ilian and military requirements,
and adjusting these to national
productive capacity, were discuss
ed in detail; also procurement
policies end procedures, and eco
nomic stabilization factors. Main
tenance of a war economy, and
its civil-defense aspects, were the
basis for other lectures
A long-range view of 10 or 15
years into the future was reveal
ed. as seen by the nation's top
nl; liners, and with full facing of
Civilians attending the school,
liv special invitation of the Third
army, were selected for their
specialized experience and train
ing. combined in most instances
with a military background. Mr.
Ponzer served es s major in the
w; r and hoitU a reserve commis
The men were informed that, in
event of emergency, they should
bo read;- for assignment to key
ooMtion.. in their areas where
their skills and training could he
of best Use
JOHNSON'S FOOD store closed'
this week, for inventory by audi-!
OPEN HOUSE at Civic Club;
Friday, April 14, but not today,
TROTTING RACES will be
held on the Pinehurst track at 2:45
p m. Sunday.
ANNUAL COSTUME parade'
and gymkhana will be held in the I
riding ring of the Carolina hotel, ;
Pinehurst, at 2 p. m., Sunday.
CONCERT by West Southern'
Pines Glee club and Band Tues
day, April 11 at 8 p. m. at the
Civic Club building.
group is being held at 10:15 a.m.
Sundays at Emmanuel Episcopal
church, preliminary to the confir
mation service next month.
DESSERT BRIDGE honoring
Southern Pines faculty at Civic
Club building at 8 p. m Thursday.!
April 13. Call Mrs. P. P. McCain i
or Mrs. Cecil Robinson for reser
CARD PARTY at Mid Pines
:-otel at 2 p. m. Easter Monday for
benefit olf St. Anthony's Catholic
church, ftpservations may be
made through Miss M. Wolf, MVs.
E. Hesly or Mrs. J. Buchholz.
FIDDLERS CONTEST will be!
held at the West End school Fri i
1av, April 14, at 8 p. m. Cash!
prizes arc offered The BaiVy
Brothers r-nn theft Happy VaTlev!
bo^S of WPTF, "Rnh iffh. will take
Boy Scouts Plant
125,000 Trees In
Best "Good Turn"
They Ever Did, Is
Last Friday, March 31, saw the
closing of a tree planting contest
among Boy Scout troops of Moore
icounty which saw 125,000 seed
lings, longleaf and shortleaf pine,
planted by the troops on land
Ithrougnout the county.
The troops through their labors
reclaimed many acres of land
; which was otherwise useless, and
added to Moore's timber resources
for the future, said Voit Gilmore,
who as district advancement
chairman had headed the project.
As the contest neared its close
leading contenders for first place
were Troop 206 of Pinebluff,
Troop 68 of Aberdeen and Troop
224 of Southern Pines, who among
them have planted more than
75,000 trees. Mr. Gilmore said.
More than 10 Boy Scouts will re
ceive free camping trips of one
week at Camp Durant this sum
mer, as winners of prizes estab
[ lished by various businesses and
| individuals of the county,
j Among recent plantings by Boy
| Scouts have been projects on the
l property of Judge J. Vance Rowe
between Pinehurst and Pinebluff,
of Dr. W. F. Hollister between
Southern Pines and Pinehurst, of
G. C. Seymour near Aberdeen and
of R. L. Chandler on the South
ern Pines-Carthage road.
Chairman Gilmore said that the
Boy Scouts of Moore county have
never entered a project more en
thusiastically than this one.
"Practically every scout in every
troop has planted trees, and this
is unquestionably the greatest
countywide good turn ever per
formed by the Boy Scouts," he
"Business houses and individ
uals interested in keeping Moore
county green have cooperated
splendidly by establishing prizes
for the winners, and by making
available waste land for planting.
"Scouts are taught the virtues
of soil conservation and protec
j tion of natural resources, and they
' are also having a good time on the
| outdoor excursions."
i A committee of professional
foresters will examine all plant
iings during the month of April.
| and presentation of awards will j
' be made at the April or May Boy j
Scout Court of Honor.
'Portrait To Be
Presentation of the portrait otj
the late Judge James Smith Man
ning, foitner N. C. Supreme Coin t1
associate justice and State's At-1
torney General, will be made in j
the Supreme Court room at Ra- (
leigh Tuesday at 10 a. m.
Invitations to the ceremony
honoring her father have been is
sued by Mrs. James S. MtUikcxi
of Southern Pines, the former
Miss Louise Manning. Cards weie
sent a number of friends here,
friends of the family in other
places, members of the Moore
County Bar and others with
special interest in the event.
The portrait will be presented
by Robert Percy Reade, attorney
oi Durham, an old friend of the
late Judge Manning. Acceptance
in behalf of the Supreme Court
will be made by Ctiief Justice
Walter P. Stacv.
Judge Manning was one of
North Carolina's most distinguish
ed legal luminaries. Native of
Pittsboro. he graduated from the
University of North Carolina
where his father, John T. Man
ning, was for many years dean
of the law school. The Manning
building of the University's lawj
school is named in his honor.
Jsme?. Smith Manning served!
is a Supreme Court justice from!
mo to 1012. From 1017 to 1925;
i he served as State's Attorney \
jGeuerai. Most of the rest m hist
tile w: -oent practicing law. in!
!Durham Hr died in 1938
The famous Beckwilh Gar
dens. of the H. H. Beckwilh
homo on Crest road. Knoll
wood. will bo opened to the
public Easter Sunday from 2
to 6 p. m.. in an annual event
benefiting the Moore County
These gardens are notable
for their beauty even in this
section of lovely gardens, and
in fact are called "perfect of
their kind." The massed aza
leas and other spring flower
ing plants, emerald lawn and
reflecting pool create vista
after vista of unforgettable
charm. Many visitors return
year after year to see them.
Others, who have not yet vis
ited the Beckwith Gardens,
have a rich experience in
Ladies of the Auxiliary will
be on duty throughout the af
ternoon as hostesses and
Southern Pines will welcome
two ball dubs this week and next, j
and be their host for some three j
weeks of practice training. Both;
are Class C clubs of the Detroit j
Tigers, consisting of 20 to 30 men !
The Jamestown, N. Y., club is |
expected here today (Friday) and
will be headquartered at the
Perk View hotel. The Butler, Pa.,
club will arrive next Friday, and
will be at the Southland.
Mayor C. N. Page and the
Chamber of Commerce have
worked hard in making the ar
rangements, and all is believed in
readiness for a happy, successful
training season here. Good enter
tainment for the town will be a
by-product, in the way of practice;
and exhibition games.
The teams will use the High
School Memorial field, eomplet-j
ing their daily practice in time|
for the high school team to use it!
The annual Moore County Oldi
Time Fiddlers convention andj
Square Dance Bard contest will
be held in the new school gym |
Easter Monday night, starting at;
Fiddlers, banjo and guitar
players and other musical
specialists from near and far are
expected to participate in the
contest, for cash and other prizes.
Square dance bands of three or
more pieces may enter. Word
from the American Legion com
mittee in charge is that they
would like to have the names of
contestants, and list of music they
will play, before the show begins,
so the events n ay be properly
Hillbilly and cowboy singers
will be limited to one song. A
number of buck and wing dancers
have signed up to perform.
Each year an increasing num
ber of the old time Scottish fid
dlers and other specialty perform-1
crs of this Upper Cape Fear see- j
tion attends this lively after
Fa iter celebration, sponsored by
the Sandhills post of the Amer
ican Legion. Proceeds go to the
Legicn cnaruy iund.
Signal Corps Unit
Be Trained For
The Army and Signal Corps this
week approved establishment of
two affiliated Signal Corps units,
one to have Southern Pines as
headquarters, the other Winston
Salem, under sponsorship of the
N. C. Association of Broadcasters.
The units will employ skilled
communications personnel, train
ing them in the use of Army
equipment, in a civilian-military
set-up similar to that of the Na
These ate the only such units
for North Carolina, and have been
approved as the result of several
months of negotiations between
the military authorities and Jack
S. Younts. executive secretary of
the NCAB and general manager
of Station WEEB here.
For the first 18 months they
will consist only of officers, who
after thorough training will be
empowered to recruit and train
enlisted personnel Each unit has
a permitted strength of 18 offi
cers. Commissioning procedures
are in charge of Mr. Younts for
the eastern half of the state, and
Harold D. Essex, manager of
WSJS, Winston-Salem, for the
About a dozen applications are
already on hand. Mr. Younts said,
and others are invited. Eligible
to apply are those who, meeting
age and health requirements, have
a minimum of seven years of tech
nical communications experience,
or who served in the first three
grades of communications in the
Dr. R. W McMillan, formerly a
major in the Medical Corps, has
accepted appointment as medical
officer and will conduct the phy
sical examinations. Applications
will be sent to the Signal Corps at
Washington for processing.
Purpose of the affiliated units is
"the prompt and efficient utiliza
tion of personnel in the event of a
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Art Exhibit At
School Next Week
An Easter Week event of cotr
inunity interest will be the ex
hibit of 150 fine art prints at the
Southern Pines elementary
school Showings will be held
Tuesday ana Thursday afternoon
from 2:30 to 4:30, and Wednesday
evening from 7 to 9:30.
The school is extending a cor
dial invitation to the public to
come and enjoy the splendid col
lection of large reproductions, in
full colors, of famed masterpieces.
Included arc works by such ar
t.sts is Gainsborough, Murillo.
Van Dyck and Raphael, of the Old
Masters; and moderns such as
George Innes, Gardner Symons,
George DeForest Brush and Bruce
A small admission fee is being
charged, to enable the school to
keep one or more of the paintings
? - permanent possessions.
Tne schoolchildren will make
a special study of the pictures in
connection with their art educa
Safety Poster Winners
Safety poster* made by South
cm Pines schoolchildren, in con
nection with their current safety
drive, are on dispay in various)
business establishments about!
town this week.
Winners were announced by
Miss Billie Williams, campaign
leader, Wednesday on the reopen
ing of school after the spring hol
iday. Mrs. L. A Des Pland was
In the first group, first through
fourth grades, third grader Nor
man Calcutt won both first and i
fourth place, with two separate!
entries Charles Biscoe, of the first
grade, was second and Frances i
Welborn. of the second grade,
Charles Covell was first v. inner
in the second group, grades fifth j
through eighth. Charles is in the
eighth grade, whose memoursj
won four out of live places of
honor. The list?second place
winner, Charles Bowman, eighth
grade; third place winner. Lacy
Rhyne, sixth grade; fourth place
winner, Barbara Hackney, eighth
grade; and fifth place winner,
Bobby Butler, eighth grade.
A similar poster contort start
ed this week at the West Southern
Pines school, where Mrs. Ada C
Jones is serving as safety cami
A film on safe driving, with
especial emphasis for the teen
age driver, was shown Wednes
day afternoon for the Southern
Pines high school students.
Other films, speakers and safe
ty lessons coordinated with their
lecular school work are planned,
for the children. Sponsoring tin
Ar i! afety campaign in cooper |
tition with the Southern Pines i
Safetv Council, the schools are]
wort-rig on loe theme "Child j
Ped; Irian and Bicycle Safety.'' i
W. H. CURRIE j
Mrs. Tillett Will !
Speak Here As J
Cities I of Auxiliary <
Mrs. Charles W. Tillett, of |
Charlotte, vice chairman of the j
National Democratic Executive ;
committee, will be guest speaker 1
at the regular meeting o? the 1
American Legion auxiliary, to be
held at the Legion hall Tuesday |
at 8 p. m.
Mrs. Virgil Clark, auxiliary ?.
president, said that a cordial in- ,
citation is being extended the ?
public to attend the meeting, and i
hear the talk by one of North Car- 1
olina's most distinguished
women and able speakers. Her ]
subject will be "Americanism," (
and the program is presented un- '
dor auspices of the auxiliary's
Mrs. Tillett has been active in i
various official and unofficial ca- .
pacities for good government i
and world peace. and was a i
United States delegate to the ;
UNESCO conference held at Lon-;,
don last year.
She is the sister of L. T. Avery
of Southern Pines j,
The Avery family has beeno
distinguished in North Carolina;;
history for generations One an-!;
cestor. Alphonso Avery, was a j i
founder of the University ofi
North Carolina, and signer of the
Mecklenburg Declaration of Inde
pendence. Avery county, in the;
North Carolina mountains, was)
named for her father.
Another relative was the late'
fudge Isaac Avery of Morganton.j
whose wife. Mrs. Dorothy Avery,
is Moore County librarian.
Mrs. P. P. McCain and Mrs. L '
L. Woolley will be hostesses for!
the Tuesday night meeting.
EASTER MONDAY closing for!
businesses is recommended by the
Sandhill Merchants association
The Southern Pines library.
Citizens Bank and Trust company
and city and county offices will
1* closed, and court postponed to
Tuesday. Local schools and the
post office will observe no holi
Sen. Currie Declines
To Run For Reelection
Two Announce For
Register of Deeds
Triple Races On
For Clerk. Sheriff
Former State Senator Wilbur H.
Hurric of Ccrthage this week end
k1 quite a bit of speculation by
lcclaring that he will not run for
This leaves the field clear for
he only?so far?announced ean
lidate, J. Hawley Poole, of West
Snd. Revealing his intentions last
all to seek the office. Mr. Poole
'iled about two weeks ago.
Mr. Curric's statement says, in
>art, "Many of my friends have
lrged me to be a candidate for the
State Senate .and I have given the
natter careful consideration.
However. since a good man has
ilready announced for this office,
ind on account of my many civic
iuties ,as well as business com
nitments, I have decided it will
ae best for me not to lie a candi
"I am deeply grateful to the
,-oters of Moore county for the
ronors that they have given me .
n the past, and I hope that some
lime in the future, I may offer
my services again."
Moore county's representative
or the past two terms. H. Cifton
Blue, of Aberdeen, announced last
A-eek that he will be a candidate
tor the House again. So far none
ras appeared to oppose him.
The office of register of deeds,
tor which a vacancy opened with
Miss Bessie McCaskill's decision
lot to file for reelection, had two
?andidates this week. One is Bes
sie J Griffin, lor many years
town clerk of Vass. and well
known throughout the county.
Mrs. Griffin and her husband. G
E. Griffin, live in Lakeview and
operate an insurance business in
The other candidate for register
if deeds is R. E. Bennett. Car
thage, Rt. 2, who farms, does land
surveying and has been bookkeep
er for several tobacco warehouses
if the section for about 10 years.
Mr. Bennett, a native of Surry
:ounty, has lived for the past 17
rears in Moore.
The field for clerk of court wid
ened to three candidates this
week, with Alex Fields, Jr.. of
southern Pines as the most recent
to file Already in the running
A'ere Hubert McCaskill, of Pine
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The Easter story as painted
by the old masters of Italian
art is the subject of the ex
hibit now on view in the Fine
Arts Room of the Library.
This is a loan collection of
reproduction from the rich
store of the Metropolitan Mu
seum ol Art in Hew York.
To remain in place only
through Easter Monday, this
exhibit will be followed by
a showing of the paintings of
Mrv Nina Hill. Though now a
local artist. Mrs. Hill has long
been known in art circles, ber
work appearing in various
museum collections, including
the National Gallery in Lon-.
Chairman Gmsburg Names Leaders.
Quotas. For April Caneer Campaign
Dave Ginsburg, of Carthage,
has accepted the county chair
manship of the American Cancer
society's April fund drive. Mrs.
J. L. MvGraw of Carthage, the
county commander, announced
Mr. Ginsburg has appointed
most of his community chairmen.
A number of them met with the
Moore unit officers at the Car
thage hotel last Thursday eve
ning, for a discussion of campaign
plans and objectives. Mrs. Donald
Kent, of Chapel Hill str te educa
tional director for the American
Cancer society, was the speaker.
A film was shown which, Mr.
Ginsburg said, has been purchas
ed by the county unit and is
available to local groups who may
vrish to ure ;f
With the county quota set at
$2,75(1 to be achieved this month.1
Mr Ginsburg announced the fol-i
icwmg community leaders end
Southern Pines, Mrs. James S
Milliken, $700; Pinehurst, Mrs
Walter D. Hyatt, $600; Carthage,
Mrs. Carlton C. Kennedy and M!rs
June Harrington. $300; Aberdeen.
Mrs. S. I.. Wyndham, $350; Rob
bins, Carl Scoggin, $300: Pine
bluff, Mrs W. K Carpenter, $50;
West End, Mrs Ben Bost, $75
Hightails. Thad Frye, S50; Hill
crest. Miss Grace Tillman. $10:
Deep River, Mrs. M. E. Street,
$10: White Hill, Mrs Tracy Sea
well, $10: Lambs Grove, Mrs
Wesley Thames, $15; Eagle
Springs, to be appointed. $25,
Jackson Sp> ngs. Mrs R R Ram
sey. $25: Cameron. Mrs. J A
Phillips, Jr., $50: Lakeview, Mi's
Lois Ballet. $25: Vara, M. M
Chappell. $100: Eastwood. Mrs.
Sam Bogas, $10; Eureka, Mr. W
C Hendren. $10; Thaggards Mrs.
S. H. Diver. $10: Niagara. Mrs R
(2. Morgan. $101 Hose!?, fid. Mrs
.Tohn ?oogo, $10