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ConqratulallOM I ImB 1^ ^ M "*V 1 ?? " CUWOU950 , ?????Bgggu?i-? 11 . i 1 uu. . . .-.wiffg.B ! m... J r?~. ?. 4 vT"_'-WO%r"?^' 18 PAGES THIS WEEK " SOUTHERN PINE3.' MORTH~CAItOLIH^. FRIDAY. JUNE 3. iSSO Si-g^JSHJgg J? CS"T? Early Report On Census Sets Local Figure At 4.097 Tabulation Going On; Those Yei Uncounted Urged To Speak Up It looks now as though South em Pines will just about miss that important 5,000-population mark, it was revealed this week by W. t.amont Brown, district supervisor of the U. S. census. He said the most recent figures available to him for Southern Pines is 4,097. Some names of the late-counted received last week and this week will revise the total upward slightly?but only slightly. Only names of those living within the city limits are counted in the Southern Pines figure. The Southern Pines Chamber of Commerce distributed cards through post office boxes last week by which persons not pre viously counted could send their names in. Twenty-six cards ar rived within a few days, some containing the names of as many as six persons of the household. This indicates, Mr. Brown said, that there may be still others who have not yet been included in the census, and he asks that the cards be used, or a telephone call be giv en his office or that of the Cham ber of Commerce. A preliminary figure on Aber deen gives the population as 1,599 ?a number which, when reported to some Abcrdeenians, set them to hunting about for that one ex tra person to get them over the 1,600 mark. A half dozen people made prompt telephone calls about a new baby born at Aber deen?but alas. Supervisor Brown ,had to tell them, only babies born by April 1 could be counted. Pinebluff, whose preliminary figure stands at 575, shows the highest rate of increase in the past decade of any Moore county town, it was learned. The 1940 census figure was 330. Bobbins, Carthage and Aber deen appear to be neck and neck in a race for size, though no fig ures were available for the first two. Tabulation of figures is now under way at the 12th District of fice of the census at Lexington. This is the state's largest district, with an unusually large distribu tion of small-to-middling-size towns, and the tabulation is a long slow process. Mr. Brown said, however, he hopes to release some unofficial figures next week. All figures, as a matter of fact, will be unofficial until they have been certified by the U. S. Bureau of the Census at Washington next December. Uiildren ot Three Vacation Bible Schools Parade A cooperative Daily Vacation Bible School parade, including personnel of the three Bible schools scheduled to be held here this month, enlivened the down town scene Wednesday morning. About 150 children took part, also the faculties of the Bible schools of the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian and First Baptist churches and the Church of Wide Fellowship. Chief C. E. Newton in the police car led the way, and policemen were stationed at each turn. Behind the police car came the drum and bugle corps of the school band, to set a stirring rhythm for the marchers. Each church group carried the Christian and U. S. flags, also placards proclaiming their group identity. The parade formed at the town park, marched down New York avenue to the post of fice, along West Broad to Connec ticut, across the tracks and back on East Broad to New York and thence back to the park, where cold drinks were served to all. The parade served as opener for the Presbyterian Bible school, set for June 7 through 16. The Church of Wide Fellowship school will open Monday, to run for a week. The Baptist school will open Mon day for the young people aged six to 16, who will attend for two weeks, with the four- and flve vear-olds starting next Mondsv, June 19, for a week of classes. All the schools are interdenomina tional. Southern Pines High School Graduates Largest Class Class of 1950, on the steps of the new auditorium: from left, first row, "Winifred Bowe Nicholson, Delores Coburn Merrill, Eugenia ] Overton. Betty Jean Hurst, 'Mary Grace McDonald, Janet Cornwell, Faye Caddell. Doris Rita Stephenson: second row, 'Ernestine Claire Calloway, "Rosemary Dundas, Patricia Greer Kirk, *Edna Lucille Bailey, Janet Lee Johnson, Danila Frassineti. < Third row, George Richard Straka, James Reid Hunsucker, James Assad, Jr., Zane Everett Frecka, Edward de Mithau Nicholson, Al bert Louis Adams, Jr., Elmer Andrews: fourth row .Daniel Wade Assad, Dale Covington, James Wiley Dickerson, Jr., 'John Austin Beas- ^ ley, Jr., George Charles McDonald, LaVerne Tyner, Milton Guy Kaylor, James William Blue, Harry Richard Raymond; fifth row, Roy Creech Bowden, Robert Ervin Craft, Jr., Roland Bowers, William Luin Baker, Jr., Andrew Dowd Page, John R. Spring, 'Reginald Stanley Hamel, Robert Paul Ferguson, Harry Proctor Goldsmith, Jr., Richard McAtee Patch, Raymond Kenneth Copley. Absent, Richard Eugene Kaylor. 'Honor graduate, four years in Southern Pines High school. "Honor graduate, three years in Southern Pines High school. (Photo by Emerson Humphrey) ? APPOINTED Governor Scotl has handed Otlo B. Edwards, chairman of the Southern Pines Safety Council, a safety job to work on for the whole state. He has' appointed Chairman Edwards to the subcommittee on uni formity in traffic signs, sig nals and markings, of the new Advisory Commission on Highway safety. The committee will meet at the House of Representatives at the Capital building. Ra leigh. June 27. John A. Park, of Raleigh, is chairman. Mr. Edwards is post s.fety engineer at Fort Bragg, and a graduate in safety engineer ing of the University of Ala bama. Baccalaureate Speaker Counsels Senior Class "Your future is now. Get out of your own way; get your directions right?and get to work," members of the class of 1950 were told by the Rev. Lee F. Tuttle, of Char lotte. at their baccalaureate serv ice held Sunday night. Mr. Tuttle explored the symbol ism in the Scripture reading. "Sell what thou hast and give to the poor, and follow Me." Unless the obstacles to spiritual living can be removed, life is but a pool thing, he said. With the best of intentions, most people provide their own obstacles; they move off in the wrong direction, or, like Stephen Leacock's young man on a horse, "in all directions at once"; and they miss out on the real things, the unchanging veri ties, by undue emphasis on the temporal and material. He quoted. "The place whereon thou standest is holy ground; put1 in the plow And plant the great hereafter in the now." Mr. Tuttle. pastor of Charlotte's first Methodist church, was intro duced by Dr. Robert Lee House, pastor of the Church of Wide Fcl lowship where the baccalaureate service was held. Mrs. L. D. Mc Donald at the organ played a pro cessional and recessional, and also accompanied the glee club in its singing of Elgar's "Land of Hope and Glory." Di. Willi#,,, C. Lu,/#,,u uiicfu the 'nvoeatfori. Dr t v eave the Scriptu-e reading and benediction was by Dr. R. L. I House. ?? Alumni Join in First Exercises In New Auditorium Forty-two boys and girls, the largest graduating class in the history of the Southern Pines High school, cn Tuesday night be came the first to graduate from the new auditorium, referred to by the commencement speaker as "the most magnificent he had seen in the state." It was a handsome setting for the graduates in their grey caps and gowns, and also for the many alumni who were present by special invitation, and who form ed a guard of honor for the seniors as they marched down the aisle. The commencement ceremony was an impressive one, of dignity and beauty. The auditorium was almost filled with parents, friends i nd other well-wishers, to hear a deeply sincere and moving com- i mencement address by Assistant I Dean James M. Slay of Trinity college, Duke university, and to | applaud each graduate in turn as he received his diploma. Dean Slay told the boys and ! girls, "The mark of education is I to know the difference among; things which seem similar, and the similarities of those which I seem different." Close examina-' tion. and informed questioning, will make a rational life, whereas n acceptance of superficial face values will lead, he told them, to destruction. He analyzed closely the field of unreasoning preju dices, which have caused, and today are causing, much of the trouble in this world. Mrs. L. D. McDonald at the grand piano played Handel's Cargo as 3 processional for the marshals, alumni and seniors, and the Rev. Charles V. Covell offer ed the invocation. The school band, seated on the stage, enlivened the program with two selections played under the direction of J. G. Womble. These were Military Escort, by Bennett, end Inspiration Overture, by Irons. ; Dr. C. G Herr, chairman of the i school board, presented the speak er. Diplomas were awarded by N. jL. Hodgkins, school board treas urer, who gave with each a warm j smile and handclasp, and the tra jbowl at his side. Crossing the wide stage, each (Continued on Page 5) SALUTATORIAN Reggis Kamel Class President VALEDICTORIAN J Johnny Beasley r Student Council President Premiere Try-Out At Manly Church \ Congregation Listens To Recorded Sermon By Bessie Cameron Smith The little town of Manly, a mile north of Southern Pines, has but i one church, and for two years it! has been without a pastor, but last i 0 Sunday morning history was c made there. A group of 50 villagers reas- a sembied, after Sunday School, for a worship service featured by a recorded sermon?the first try- 0 out in the Presbyterian Church US of a new project undertaken . by the radio division of the Board of Church Extension of this or gan'zation in seeking a means by which pastorless churches may have successful worship services. The usual order of worship was followed with Elder J. Bruce Cameron presiding, then came a 1 "-minute sermon by the Rev. S. H Fulton, pastor of the First Presbyterian church in Laurin burg. The sound system, opera ted by the Rev. Gabriel Abdullah, of Atlanta, worked perfectly and the words of the minister came through, clear atjd forceful. With approximately one out of every six churches in the Presby terian Church US listed as pastor less, the radio division hit upon this plan to relieve the situation until regular pastors can be se cured. A month or so ago Dr. John Alexander of Atlanta, executive secretary of the radio committee and former pastor of ine First Presbyterian church in Fayette- v ville, called a number of outstand- p ing ministers of the Presbytery to meet him in Fayetteville, and v there recordings of several ser- f, mons were made, each from 10 to 15 minutes in length. Records ? were produced at the church con duetion center in Atlanta V Mr. Abdullah, whose home is in Jacksonville, Fla., is director of d (Continued on Page 5) P 1 oimg Musicians Broadcast Sunday A full hour of music, by talent- - ed young people of the Sandhills, : will be presented over Radio Sta- j tion WSTS from 2 to 3 p. m. Sun- , day under auspices of the Sand- , hills Music association. Tlit young artists are all ad vanced music students, now in high school or college. Several ( were among those presented in , concert by the association at the j Pinehurst Country club two , weeks ago. Two or three additions ( have been made as others have t come home from college. The list of performers?which may undergo one or two changes before broadcast time?was an- : nounccd by Mrs. N. T.,. Hodgkins, ' chairman, as follows: singers. Catherine Cox, Carthage, and Frances Campbell, Pinehurst: pianists; Sandy Thomas, Carth age; Mary Joe Davis, West End; LaVerne Brady, Robbins, F. D. Solomon, Jr., and Francine John son, Cameron (in duet); Alec Mc Leod and Malcolm Clark, South ern Pines; June Melvin, Aber deen, and Ruth Troutman, Pine bluff. Two County Run-Oifs And One In State Will Re-Open Polls June 24 ?. SECOND IN STATE I Southern Pines High school ! ranked second in the state in 5 both the first-year and sec ond-year Latin contests, by i virtue of the excellent show ing made by four of its stu- i dents, according to informa- > tion received by the school from B. L. Uliman of the de partment of classics at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The information was con tained in a letter read by A. C. Dawson. Jr.. of the high school faculty at Tuesday morning's Honors and Awards assembly, as follows: | "I take pleasure in inform- I ing you that Toni Richards won third place in the first year Latin contest, and Sieger Herr honorable mention. Doris Bgwles won second place in the second-year con test. and Louise Dorn honor able mention. This places your school in second place in both the contests. You are to be congratulated on this fine showing." Hobbs New Owner i Df Local Store; Will Reopen Soon James D. Hobbs became the iwner of the former Johnson's 'ood store Tuesday, and will re-\ ipen the store within a few days) mder the new name of H & M Jrocery. Mr. Hobbs, who owns and oper ites Hobbs' Grocery store in Pine lurst, will have as active partner ind manager in the new enter irise H. A. McAllister, of South ern Pines. Mr. McAllister has ived here about 15 years. He has leen traveling for the Nashua j 'ackage Sealing corporation. Renovation of the store's inte ior was going forward this week, mmediately following the signing if the papers by which assets and iabilities of the defunct concern j vere transferred to Mr. Hobbs by lelen M. Johnson, limited part ter; Helen M. Johnson, acting vith power of attorney for Morris 'ohnson, former proprietor; and| lussell Lorenson, trustee. New stock was being brought) r>, and Mr. McAllister said the lolicy will be to carry the best in irand names, staples and meats.) lesides the cash trade, a charge-1 ind-deliverv service will be offer-) d. Individual attention to each ustomer's wants will be the pol cy, to please the most discrimin ting. As Johnson's, the store was re nodeled, modernized and newly) mtfitted with up-to-date fixtures; year or so ago. Chailsii^Sii Issued In Clerk of Court And Register Races Willis Smith Says "I Will Moore county and North Caro lina will have a second primary June 24. After more than a week of suspense, in which the candi dates stayed silent, announce ments this week assured two ccunty runoffs End one for the U. S. Senate. Wednesday's announcement by Raleigh Attorney Willis Smith, who polled 250,222 votes but trail ed Senator Frank P. Graham by 53,383, started the wheels turn ing again in the statewide cam paign organizations for both men. In Moore county, Hubert Mc Caskill and D. A. McDonald. Jr., appeared before Sam C. Riddle, of Carthage, chairman of the county board of elections on Monday, the deadline for filing notice of a county runoff, to state that they will claim their prerogative of a second chance. In the clerk of court contest, Mr. McCcskill, who lives in Pine hurst, was 525 votes short of the number polled by Carlton C. Ken nedy. Three other candidates re ceived a total of 1,152 votes. Mr McDonald, a Carthage man. wes 452 votes behind Mrs. Bessie J. Griffin of Vass in the contest for register of deeds. Two others in the race received a total of 971 votes. Hopes of all candidates are pin ned cn the reserve of votes which jwent to the defeated contenders. | In the Graham-Smith race, these amount to some 65,000 for Bob Reynolds and Olla Ray Boyd. Reynolds has made no an nouncement which might influ ence his followers one way or the other. Several Reynolds county managers, including H. H. Fry of Carthage, who handled his cam paign in Moore, have announced their support of Garham for the serond primary. T. C. Auman, of West End, county manager for Graham, said his organization is intact, and as enthusiastic as ever. "We respect I Mr. Smith's right to call a sec ond primary," he said, "and will meet his challenge with all our strength. We will welcome a fair fight." L. V. O'Callaghan, of Southern Pines, Moore manager for Smith, said, "The strong showing made by our candidate on his entry into politics in the first primary shows us that the fight will be well worth while. We have excellent support and expect to see it con siderably increased." A too exact counting up of the first primary's votes, especially those which may go either way, is discounted bv political observ ers, who say, "It's unpredictable." They point out that a second pci (Continued on Page 5) Liberty Bell Will Be Here Tuesday The fuil-size exact duplicate of the Liberty Bell pictured above /ill visit Southern Pines Tuesday morning on its tour of the state in promotion of the Independence Savings Bond drive May 15-July 4 E. C. Stevens ,Moore county savings bond chairman, said the bell vill arrive about 10 a.m. and be escorted to a position in front of the ity hall. A program will be held about 11 o'clock .with both WEEB nd WSTS participating. The bell is expected to tour through Aber ieen. Pinehurst and Carthage when it leaves here at 1 p!m. on its /ay to Sanford. Fifty-two of the bells, touring the nation during the drive, were onated by America's great copper producers. The Ford Motor corr. >any is providing a fleet of trucks for their transportation.