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T H Effc|ip|^>ILOT VOL. 35?NO. 19 TWENTY PAGES SOUTHERN PINES. NORTH CAROLINA, FRIDAY, APRIL 2, 1954 TWENTY PAGES PRIQE?TEN CENTS ????????????????MMHaMaHMaHMaMHBNWMiaiaMlliiwMMWMMMM Guard Getsj 'Superior' Inspection Commander Credits Efforts Of All In Acquiring Rating The Mocre County unit of the North Carolina National Guard, Battery D of the 130th Anti-Air craft Battalion had cause for pride this week as it was announc ed that their unit had received an overall rating of "Superior" as a result of a Third Army Technical Inspection held at the armory in Southern Pines Monday. Capt. William J. Wilson, battery commander, said that a technical inspection team headed by Capt. R. M. Elser of Fort Bragg con ducted a four hour inspection of the unit's equipment. The team had a great deal of praise for the evident high standards of mainte nance exhibited by the personnel of the Ack-Ack battery. Sergeants Joseph A. Warren, communication chief, and Joel Q. Stutts, mess steward, were espe cially commended by the inspect ing team for the status of their equipment. The technical inspec tors could not find any deficien cies on the great amount of GI equipment these two section chiefs are responsible for. Also receiving commendations were SFC. Van D. Clark, Supply sergeant, for the serviceability of the Quartermaster equipment; MjSgt. Elbert H. Stutts, battalion motor sergeant and superivsory mechanic of Service Center No. 7, and Sgt. Robert C. Cox, battery motor sergeant, for the superior maintenance performed on the vehicles and trailers; and Ser Sergeants First Class Coy M. Bowers and Albert D. Hurst for the superior condition of the 40MM Anti-Aircraft weapons and allied equipment. Capt. Wilsc-n stated that al though these section chiefs are re sponsible for the maintenance of their equipment and deserving of every plaudit, the fine training and "esprit de corps" of the mem bers of their different sections was a great factor in attaining this high award. He added his praise for every member of the Battery, "as it was their over-all co operation that put the Battery over the top." NO APPOINTMENT No action on appointment of a tax collector to succeed the late W. T. Huntley was taken at the meeting of the board of county commissioners Monday when they were sitting as board of tax equal ization and review. Regular meet ing of the board will be held Mon day.. Action is expected at that time. PTA ORGANIZATION Organization meeting of a Pa rent-Teacher Association in Southern Pines was to be held in Weaver Auditorium Thursday at 8 p. m. Officers were to be elect ed and by-laws adopted. All pa rents and friends of the schools were invited to attend. PROBE CONTINUES W. Lamont Brown, solicitor of Moore County recorders court, who is leading an investigation into gambling by bookmakers at' the Stoneybrok races March 20, J said Thursday that the investiga- i tion is continuing, but that he had j nothing to report at this time. ] ADLAI E. STEVENSON, standing on the bal cony of the school gymnasium at Carthage, tells a throng of Democrats and well-wishers from a wide area of North Carolina that he is "deeply touched" by his welcome at the Carthage recep ??? ?? i .jmimmm ,. m tion last Friday niglit. This photo shows only a small portion of the crowd that packed the bleachers and the gym floor after Stevenson had shaken hands with over 2,000 persons. (Photo by Emerson Humphrey) County Board To Consider Request By Town For Share In ABC Profits ? Move Would Require Action By General Assembly In 1955 A small group of interested cit izens met with members of the town council, County Commis sioner J. M. Pleasants of Southern Pines and the State Rep. H. Clif ton Blue of Aberdeen at the town hall Tuesday night to discuss the proposal?which has already been placed before the county commis sioners and the county Alcoholic Beverage Control Board?that Southern Pines receive a share in the profits of the local ABC store. All the profits of the stores at Southern Pines and Pinehurst now go to the county. Present were Mayor L. T. Clark, who presided, Councilmen Joe O'Crllaghan and Voit Gilmore and City Manager Tom E. Cun ningham. In the audience was Jerry Healy, a member of the ABC board who said he was vis iting the meeting unofficially. Mayor Clark recalled that on Msrch 1, town council members and others had gone before the county commissioners to ask for 25 per cent of the profits of the local store for the town, also sug gesting that another 25 per cent of tContmued on Page 8; Howard Maltliews ^ Named To Board Howard Matthews of the Eure ka community was chosen Friday by the Moore County Democratic Executive Committee to till the vacancy on the county bourd ot education caused by the recent death of T. L. Blue. E. E. Monroe of Cameron was also a candidate, receiving six votes to nine for Matthews. Meanwhile Herman Matthews, I brother of Howard and from the same community, who had been mentioned prominently as a can didate for the post, has filed for nomination to the regular term in the post, starting April 1 of next year, in the preferential pri mary held with the Democratic primary May 29. It is understood that Howard Matthews expects to serve out the unexpired term and will not op pose his brother in the primary. Cancer Crusade Opens With $700 Goal In S. Pines Mrs. J. S. Milliken, chairman of the annual Cancer Crusade in Southern Pines, is expecting to send out this weekend letters ap pealing for funds to aid the work of the Moore County Unit of the American Cancer Society. The lo cal goal in the drive is $700, she reports. Meanwhile the drive is being organized throughout Moore County with Dave Ginsburg of Carthage as county drive chair man, said Mrs. Harriette W. Mc Graw of Carthage, commander of the Moore County Unit. Reviewing the unit's activities in the past year, Mrs. McGraw said that about 25 women have made over 3,000 dressings to be used in Moore County and at the Cancer Center in Lumberton. Cancer News sheets were distri buted in the mail and exhibits were staged at the Moore County Fair and the Highfalls poultry i show. A cancer film has been widely shown throughout the (Continued to Page 8) | Woman Jai led At Carthage For Bad ! Checks, Car Theft Miss Elizabeth W. Martin, 55, was arrested Wednesday after | noon at Asheboro and brought to j Moore County jail at Carthage, after trying to trade in a used car she bought here Friday with a | worthless check. After the $1,500 check drawn on a Sanford bank was found to be ] of no account, an alarm was sent out for the woman, with the State j Highway Patrol and SBI assisting I in the search, according to Chief j C. E. Newton. At Asheboro, the | dealer with whom she tried to ! make a trade became suspicious i | when he saw the dealers' plate j i still on the 1951 Pontiac, and un : dertook a check-up, learning that j the law wanted both the woman iaod the car. i Miss Martin, described as "re j fined and well-spoken," neatly j dressed and with graying hair, will be given a hearing in record ers court Monday on charges of I obtaining an auto under false pre j tense, issuing a worthless check ! for $1,500 and issuing another | worthless check for 525 to the Belvedere Hotel here. In the | meantime, she is lodged in Moore; County jail in default of $3,000 j bond, set by Justice of the Peacel (Continued on Page 8) Animal Meeting of Red Cross Set; Drive In County Reported Lagging The Annual Meeting of the Moore County Chapter, American i Red Cross, has been slated for Friday, April 9, at 8 o'clock, at the Brownson Memorial Presbyterian Church of Southern Pines. Every one who has contributed to the current fund drive, whether or not their membership cards have been received, is invited. Heading the subjects to be dis cussed is the annual drive for funds. The drive, with a goal of $17,995, has yielded approximate ly half thi: amount, to date, ac cording to Mrs Audrey K. Ken nedy, executive director. "We are making every effort to complete this drive successful-1 ly," said Brig. Gen. R. B. Hill, fund drive chairman. "It is en couraging that of the relatively li low total figure, a high percentage t of smaller communities have gone V 'over the top.' We took on a job to raise a specified quota, and will v thus extend the drive in order to A make every effort to reach it. a There is a definite need for ade- f quale funds this year." ti Guest speaker at next week's meeting will be Paul Monroe, as- 1 sistant manager of the Southeast- o em Area, at Atlanta. f Eight of Southern Pines' love iest hemes will be presented on he annual Spring Garden Tour Wednesday. Gardens massed with bloom fill be thrown open to visitors, lost of the homes will be open s well, with hostesses from the outhern Pines Garden Club ex ending a welcome From the inviting comfort of 'he Corral, remodeled farmhouse f the John C. Ostroms, to the abulous luxury of the Vernon C. Cardys' Vernon Valley Farms, all the homes are designed for en joyment of living, with emphasis on the outdoors. The garden lover will see many new beauties and glean as many new ideas, wandering at will along the flower-bordered path in the hidden valley at Happy Landing, home of the Kenneth C. Troufdells; lingering in the D. W. Winkelmans' terraced woodland, with perhaps the Sandhills' finest collection of native shrubs; or drinking in the flaming hues of the azalea gardens at Seven Stars, home of Mrs. Audrey K. Kennedy. The W D. Campbell home, one i of the state's finest examples of Georgian architecture, is superb ly landscaped with many varieties of flowers and trees. "Pickridge," i home of Mr. and Mrs. Harold A. 1 Collins, is built on a steep hill; it overlooks a retaining wall into a . deep valley literally brimming with dogwood. (Continued on Page 8) Gardens, Homes To Be Seen On Tour .. :xl . . 8 -cwmjflmmnm ON TOUR?Here are glimpses of two of the eight beautiful homes to be shown on the Gar den Tour Wednesday. Left, "Aral'i," home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Vale, Jr., faces its own sparkling lake Mr and Mrs. Vale, both serious gardeners, have beautified their place with many colorful bulbs and other spring plantings. Hundreds of camellias bloom all year in a spa cious greenhouse. ?MflHMHMMBHHHHHHIHMklh... Hight, the patio of the Vernon G. Cardy home, Vernon Valley Farms?a garden which is also a hospitable outdoor living-room. Neither of these homes has ever been shown on a garden tour before. The houses as well as 1 the grounds will be opened to visitors. Head quarters for the tour will be the Shaw House, with its furnishings and gardens out of the 150 ycar-old past. (Photos by V. Nicholson) I Stevenson To Leave For Charlotte; |Welcomed By Big Carthage Crowd Returns From Duke Hospital After Illness Adlai E. Stevenson will leave Knollwood Airport today (Friday) | at il a. m. by private airplane for Charlotte where he will deliver a major address at the Armory Auditorium at B p. 111. tonight. The Charlotte speech, on which Mr. Stevenson has been working at the home of his brother-in-law and sister, Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Ives, near Southern Pines, climax es a INortn Carolina vacation That lias included / horseback riding, goit, a welcome and ovation by more than 2,000 persons at Car thage last Friday night, a painful out minor kidney- ailment that took him to Duke Hospital, Dur 11am, Sunday night through part oi X uesday and a warm recep tion everywhere in this area. A number of Moore County Democrats expect to attend the v.m?riotte event tonight, leaving about noon today. W. Lamont rsrown, chairman of the Moore County Democratic Executive Committee, said that a "Moore v-ounty headquarters" would be act up at the Hotel Barringer as a gathering place for visitors from this county, 'the Stevenson program calls for a stay overnight at Charlotte and a press conference at 11 a. m. Saturday. The party then plans to tly back to Moore County and the 1952 Presidential candidate will end his visit at the Ives' Paint Hill farm Monday when he will leave the state by air for Chicago. He arrived in the Sandhills Tues day of last week. Two Democratic dinners will be held in Charlotte tonight preced ing the Armory address, because of the demand for seats, slated in two different hotels, starting at 6 p. m. Young Democrats of the State, including a number of YDC members from this county, will hold a rally at 4 p. m. with Wil liam MeCormick Blair, Steven son's administrative assistant, as speaker. Young Democrats will also be host at a reception to: Stevenson at 5 p. m. hailed At Carthage At the school gymnasium in Carthage last Friday night a crowd generally estimated at be tween 2,000 and 3,000 persons 'li ed past the former Illinois g-. v r nor and a reception line including Moore County Democratic leaders and Mr. and Mrs. Ives to shake his hand, many expressing person al good wishes. Alter about two hours of handshaking, Stevenson gave a short, lively and loudly ap plauded talk in which he express ed pride in his North Carolina ancestry, brought roars of laugh ter with several of his remarks and, turning serious, said: "Amer ica needs all the fortitude, resolve, unity, strength of will and moral determination it can summon. If the Republicans cannot provide this, we (the Democrats) must." He was introduced by Lamont Brown as "the next president of the United States." Stevenson drew loud applause when speaking of the Democratic party, he said: "The future is up on us. We shall assume once more major responsibilities for our country." The distinguished visitor recall ed that he first came to the Sand hills 20 years ago "and left part of my heart here then." He added, (Continued on page 8) Rotary Banquet For reams Set The Annual Rotary High School Basketball Banquet for the boys' and girls' basketball squads of Southern Pines is set for Thursday night, April 8, at the Country Club. The affair will also be Ladies Night. For years, the banquet has been a highlight of the High School so cial season looked forward to by the high school set and Rotarians alike. The girls and boys basket ball squads comprise a large seg r ment of the high school from the ninth through the twelfth gardes. Immediately following the ban quet, the entire high school stu dent body is invited as guests of Rotary for dancing and refresh nents. Letters and awards will be pre sented. among them the James S. Milliken Award, given by the John Boyd post, Veterans of For eign Wars, to the most valuable girl and boy players as selected sy their teammates and coaches. The VFW's presentation will be made by Charles S. Patch, Jr. In addition to Rotary Anns, oth ?r special guests of Rotary will be Superintendent A. C. Dawson and Mrs. Dawson; High School Principal Irie Leonard and Mrs. Leonard; Coach W. A. Leonard and Mrs. Leonard; Don Moore; Band Director Lynn Ledden and Mrs. Ledden; and the high school cheer leaders, Misses Newton, Woodell, Bristow, Williams and Two Candidates For Sheriff File Sheriff C. J. McDonald an nounced this week that he is a candidate for the office he now holds in the Democratic primary May 29 and on Monday paid his filing fee with S. C. Riddle, chair man of the county board of elec tions. R G. Fry, Jr., of Carthage, candidate for sheriff in the pri mary who announced recently, filed with the board of elections Tuesday. , GOVERNOR UMSTEAD Governor Calls For Broad View By Communities In Securing Industry Umsiead Asks For Oneness Of Purpose Throughout Slate A cull for the broad, rather than the provincial, view of securing new industry was sounded by Governor William B. Umstead as special guest and speaker Wednes day before the Sandhills Kiwanis Club. "It is right for your county, and every community in it, to try to win new industry for itself," said the State's chief executive, "but if you miss out on some industry be cause you do not have exactly the facilities it requires, then you should work just as hard to locate it in some other part of our State. "What helps one, helps all. State sales taxes paid in CherolTee and Currituck help Moore County. Income taxes in Ashe and Bruns wick help your schools, gasoline taxes in any of the 100 counties improve your roads. Your great tourist industry here in Moore, which I have watched develop with the deepest interest, is of benefit to all the State." With "oneness of purpose ?> group cooperating with group," the economy can be stabilized and the standards of living raised all over the State, the Governor said, adding, "This is the best return we can make to our beloved State of North Carolina, to which we owe so much." First Civic Club Speech In addressing the luncheon meeting at the Mid Pines Club, the Governor was making his first speech before a civic club since his inauguration, he said. He re ferred lightly to the illness which kept him confined to Raleigh for many months last year, saying that "from trouble, some good of ten results?it not only cut down the number of my speeches, but ! has greatly reduced their length." Governor Umstead was present ed by Kiwanian W. Lamont Brown, chairman of the Moore County Democratic Executive committee , who referred to the visitor's distinguished career and also to his love for Moore County "as exemplified in his choice of (Continued on page 8) Seven Glee Clubs Entering Piequet Music Contest Tee C. W. Piequet Music con test, to be held Friday, April 9, at 7:30 p.m., in Weaver Auditorium, v.'.11 be the largest in its nine-year nistory, according to an announce ment made this week by T. Roy Phillips, chairman of the event. Phillips stated that seven glee clubs were participating in this year's contest which is an annual event sponsored by the Sandhill Kiwanis Club and open to all high school glee clubs in Moore Coun ty. Carthage High School glee club, under the direction of Mrs. La verne Womack was declared the winner in last year's contest, and will be on hand to defend its title, but will be directed by Mrs. Leah Spencer. Other glee clubs which are ex pected to enter are Aberdeen, di rected by E. H. Poole; Southern Pines, under Miss Nancy Mackie; Pinehurst, under Mrs. Sara Hodg kins: Robbins, led by Mrs. W. H. Swain; Cameron, led by Miss Glendora Benner; and Westmoore, directed by Mrs. H. Lee Thomas. It is hoped that a glee club from Vass will be entered, Phillips add ed, The Robbins glee club has been organized since the 1953 contest and will be entered for the first time. C. W. Piequet of Southern Pines, who founded the contest, commented this week, "I am de lighted at the interest being shown by the schools in choral music and at the continuing in crease in the number of schools participating." The contest will be preceded by a dinner meeting of the Sandhill < Kiwanis Club to be held at 6:30 p.m. in the Southern Pines school cafeteria.