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VOL. 35?NO. 21 EIGHTEEN PAGES SOUTHERN P~I~NES~ NORTH CAROLINA? FRIDAY, ~j^ EIGHTEEN PAGES PRICE- TEN CENTS
FINER CAROLINA SIGNS?A. C. Dawson,
Jr., superintendent of schools, left, watches as
Voit Gilmore, chairman of the Finer Carolina
program in Southern Pines, Ward Hill, local
manager of the sponsoring Carolina Power and
Light Co., and W. T. Huntley, Jr., playground
project chairman, place a sign on the elementary
school grounds indicating the project which will
be located near the school. Similai signs have
been placed at the corner of Pennsylvania Ave.
and Bennett St., for the project of beautifying
West Pennsylvania Avenue, and at the West
End of Pennsylvania Avenue, noting the project
for improvement of the library at West South
ern Pines School. These are three of the five
projects in the over-all Finer Carolina program
for municipal development. (Photo V.W. Hardee)
Symphony Will Play Burt Overture j
Dedicated To Late llenry Page 511
Death In Action
Playing of the "Elegy of Lyci
das," an overture by Nathaniel
Burt, former Sandhills resident,
dedicated to the late Henry A.1
Page IIJ of Aberdeen, friend of
Burt and Navy officer who lost
his life in the Pacific in World
War II, gives exceptional local in
terest to the annual appearance
of the full North Carolina^ Sym
phony Orchestra in Weaver*Audi
torium Friday, April 23 at 8:30
Directed by Dr. Benjamin Swa-'
lin, the symphony will also play j
an afternoon concert for groups.
of children selected from all
schools cf the county, to the ca
pacity of the auditorium, that
afternoon at 2:30 o'clock. Appear-1
ance of the symphony here is|
sponsored by the Sandhills Music
The concert will open with Bee
thoven's sixth symphony (pas- j
toral). Intermission will follow>
and then the Burt overture?,
which was first played at Prince- j
ton, N. J., where Mr. Burt lives, j
errly this year?will be played, t
Performance of the overture;
was arranged in a conference of !
Mr. Burt and Dr. Swaiin during |
a visit of the composer and nove- !
list to Southern Pines a few weeks j
ago. Its title derives from Milton's!
famous poem dedicated to aj
Henry A. Page III, son of the
late H A. Page, Jr., of Aberdeen :
end Mrs. Mitchell Page ol New 1
(Continued on Page 5)
Lloyd T. Clark, mayor of South- j
ern Pines, this week was named j
Moore County manager of Sen. i
Alton A. Lennon's campaign for I
the Democratic nomination in the j
May 29 primary. The appointment J
was announced by Lennon head- j
quarters ir, Rale:gh. No Moore |
County manager has been named
for the campaign of Kerr Scott oi j
other senatorial nomination can
Campbell To Get i
Scouting Trophy i
At Atlanta, Ga.
A number of Moore County Boy
Scout officials will accompany
William D. Campoell to Atlanta,
Ga., next week when the Lorr:!
lard Spencer trophy, national;
Scouting award, will be presented !
to !i.m as chairman of the four- |
state Region Six for the second
Presentation will take p'ace
i uesnay tu me annual regional
meeting to be held at the Dinkier
The trophy recognizes the high
est percentage of increase in
Scouts, Scouting units and sub
scriptions to "Boy's Life" maga
zine in Region Six. a? corn-pared to
al! 12 other regions in the United
The trophy has been in South
ern Pines during the past year
and wili be brought back here
lor another year by Mr. Campbell.
Ills term as Regional Chairman
expires next week, when new of
ficers will be elected. He is now
president of the 12-county Occon
eechce Council with headquarters
Kxpocted to make the trip to
Atlanta are Brig. Gen, Pearson
Menoher, Moore District chair
man; John Ponzer and the Rev.
C. K. Ligon, vice chairmen. Dr.
J. C. Grier, Jr., Moore District
Commissioner: Dr. J. D. Ives,
neighborhood commisoionc-r; W.
Damoiit Brown, f1r13r.ee chairman;
and Jim Wi'son, district ex ecu
tiVc, A ait a.a\ji?i kk>M?x? ^a
except Dr. Ives who is from Pine
b!uf' and Or. Grier, from Pine
Most stores end offices in
Southern Pines will close for
an Easter Monday holiday
The Citisens Bunk and
Trust Oo. and the Southern
Pines Library will be doted.
Easier Monday is not a
holiday at the post office end
windows will be open as
The courthouse at Carthage
will too closed and recorders
court, usually hold on Mon
ua/< will in* h#Jd Tuesday,
Council To Study
For W. Sou. Pines'
.v. a result of discussion at town
hall Tuesday night, when the
council met to discuss business
but not to take action until their]
meeting Friday night ut 3 p. m?
a study will be made of c possible
revision of town election proce
dure with a view to assuring rep
resentation from West Southern
Pines on the town council.
Town Attorney W I.amont
Brown was requested by the
council to prepare a report of va
rious possibilities along this line.
Thi topic was introduced by
Councilman C S. Patch, Jr., who
rest, a statement proposing that a
(Continued on page E)
McPherson Heads Red Cross
Garland McPherson of Southern
Pines was elected chairman of the
Moore County Red Cross Chap
ter at its annual meeting held hern
Friday. T. Roy Phillips cf Carth
age is executive vice-chairman.
Other v'cf-chsiw??!! c!-*cto<5 y?w>
|Gordon Clark of Southern "ines
and Joel W. Cronford cf Robcinj.
They will ttke office in July.
Three new directors, to serve
for three years, are Mrs. J. E.
?Causey and D. A. Blue, Jr., both
of Southern Pines, and Mrs. Wal
ter Alport of PingbUiff Farrell
Brown of Aberdeen, retiring chap
ter chairman, outlined the chap
ter's accomplishments since No
vember, 1B52, date of the iast
meeting. Time of the annuel meet
ings has been changed from No
vember to April, so no meeting
was held in the year 1953
pa;:l M. Moore of At>ntr as
sistant manager of the Southeast
ern Area, gave the main aodress
| c f the meeting, which was hi id at
tilt Hf&HBpf; Memcr4"1 Prtsby
itriaii Church. He reported '.hat |
nearly 82 per cent of the 1-85,010,- j
000 and 30,000,OCO-member na :
, tior.ai go?k have bean receive.
"There arc not lust 3 7 00 lttt!?
' Cr1???*?'* 4hf rwui
try, but one'great Red Cross with
a common objective." h? said "Ii
(Continued on pave
To Begin Easter
Special Music For
Services On Sunday
A sunrise service at the Church
of Wide Fellowship at 6:30 a.m.
will open the observance of Eas
ter in the churches of Southern
Pines Sunday. The public is in
vited by the pastor, the Rev. W. C.
The combined youth choir un
der direction of Mrs. L. D. McDon
ald will sing at this service. Judy
Parker will read the Easter Story
in Verse by Mrs. Grace Abraham.
An Easter breakfast, to which all
are invited, will follow in the Fel
At the 11 o'clock service there
will be special music including
the anthem, "Hail, Glorious Day."
Dr. Timmons will preach on
"From Defeat to Victory." the last
in a series of sermons delivered
At Brownson Memorial Presby
terian Church, the 11 o'clock serv
ice will include an Easter message
by the pastor, the Rev C. K. Ligon,
special music by the choir, bap
tism of several infants and recep
tion into the church of a commun
icants class of 20 young people.
Other new members will also be
Holy Communion will be cele
brated at 8 a.m. at Emmanual
Episcopal Church. At 9:45, the
family service will be conducted
with presentation of mite boxes
for a missionary offering. The
Rev C. V. Coveil will preach on
the topic, "That They Might Have
Life," at the it o'clock service.
There will bo special Easter music
by the choir.
Easter masses will be helu at
St. Anthony's Catholic Church at
7, 8, 9 and 10:30 Sunday morning.
High mass will be at 10:30, said
Father Peter M Denges. pastor.
Confessions will be heard from 5
to 6 and from 7:30 to 8 p.m. Satur
day. No confessions will be heard
preceding the masses Sunday
Holy Week services are being
j held at 4 p.m. Good Friday, fol
! lowed by confessions. On Holy
j Saturday, the special pascha! cere
j monies will start at 6:30 a.m. with
I mass at 7:45. The Lenten season
lends at noon Saturday.
At the First Baptist Church, the
Rev. D. Hoke Coon, pastor, wiil
deliver his Blaster sermon at the
11 o'clock service. There will be
special music by the choir.
Tt> Take Par! In
Seven Sandhills ministers will '
take part today in a union Good
Friday service at Emmanuel Epis
copal church, from noon to 3 p.m. '
The three-hour period of devo
tions will include seven 25-rnin
ute meditations, each led by one '
of the ministers and based on the i i
words of Christ from the cross. '
Worshippers may attend any por
tion of the service, entering and i
leaving during the singing of
hymns between the meditations
Members of local Protestant
churches will take part in the
service and visitors are invited.
The church is on Massachusetts
Avenue, just east of May Street
(Ko. 1 highway).
The- ministers to take part and
the meditations based on Christ's
words, thai they will I':ad. arc!
The Rev, D Hoke Coon, First
Baptist Church, "Father, forgive
them for they know not what
they do "
The Kev. Hogan Yancey, West
End Presbyterian Church, "To
day shall thou be with Me in
(Continued on Page 5)
CAMfCEH DRIVF I AGS
Only around $400 on a $700
quota has been raised in the cur
rent Cancer Fund Drive, accord
ing to Mrs J. S. Milliken, local,
chairman. Many who usually
give have not yet made their do
nations, Mrs. Milliken note*.
Any who have not received let
ters in regard to the drive are re
nor-ted to mall their contributions
to Mrs. J. S. Milliken, Boy 95, ,
Southern Pnes, at their earliest
Blue, Poole To File For Offices;
All Commissioners To Run Again
| Last Day To
' With filing time for all county
offices slated to close Saturday,
the past week saw several more
candidates in the Democratic pri
mary pay their fees to Sam C.
Riddle, chairman of the hoard of
elections, but as of Wednesday,
there was as yet no contest in
sight except in the sheriff's race.
Sheriff C. J. McDonald, R. G.
Fry, Jr., and Wendell Kelly, all
of Carthage, are the candidates
New filers this week for the
board of education, both incum
bents, were T. Roy Phillips of
Carthage and J A. Culbertson of
Kobbins. Jere McKeithen of Aber
deen and G. H. Purvis of High
tails and Herman Matthews of
Carthage, Route 3, had previous
State Senate race speculation
was settled last week when J.
Hawley Poole of West End an
nounced that he would be a can
| didate. He has previously served
I in the Senate from Moore.
> Wilbur Currie of Carthage, also
a former senator, formally an
nounced that he would not seek
the ofiice. He said in a statement
announcing that he would not
run: "1 appreciate from the bot
tom of my heart the confidence
that has been shown me in the
past and 1 am sorry that othei
duties prevent me from offering
my services at this time. I am
! deeply gratetul for the support
I have always received."
For the State House of Repre
sentatives, H. Clifton Blue of
Aberdeen, incumbent, said he
planned to file today (Friday).
No opposition for Blue, seeking
his fifth term, has been apparent
Carlton Kennedy, clerk of court,
is also expected to seek renomina
tion in the Democratic primary
May 29. There hit been little if
I any talk of opposition for him.
1 Mrs. Bessie Griffin, register of
I deeds, filed last week and no op
| position is in sight for her at this
Also coming up for nomination
in the pr-mary are solicitor of re
1 corders court, now held by W La
' mont Brown of Southern Pines,
and judge of recorders court, now
I held bv J. Vance Rowe of Aber
I deen and Southern Pines. As of
Wednesday this week, there was
no opposition in sight for them
and both were expected to seek
nomination and re-election.
County coroner is another office
to be filled this year. Ralph G.
Steed of Robbins now holds the
post. It is thought he will seek rc
nomination and no opposition has
been beard from.
j w. (Bunch) Sheffield of East
wood, who earlier this year was
expected to make the race for
sheriff and who was a candidate
for sheriff four years ago, last
week announced that he would
not. be a candidate, saying his
business interests would not pel
mit him time for a campaign,
All five members of the board
of county commissioners filed as
candidates Monday?G. H. Cam
eron of Pinefcurst, J. M. Cume of
Carthage, J. M. Pleasants of
Southern Pines, L R Reynolds of
Leaman and Tom Monroe of Rob
bins. As of Wednesday, there was
no opposition for fchenw
MOST VALUABLE PLAYERS of the boys' and girls' basket
ball squads received VFW trophies Thursday night of last week
at the banquet given by the Rotary Club honoring the squads
and their coaches. Left. Jimmy Townshend, winner of the post's
James S. Milliken, Jr., Memorial Trophy; center, C. S. Patch, Jr.,
who awarded the? trophies in behalf of the John Boyd Post, VFW;
and right, Dorothy Newton, winner of the girls' trophy. Story j
on Page B. (Photo by V. Nicholson)
Float From Moore County To Appear
In Festival Parade At Fayetteville
House In Horseshoe
Feature Of Exhibit
Participation by Moore County
in the Bi-Centennial Festival of
Cumberland County that begins
at Fayettevilte Monday was as
sured this week whan the Moore
County Historical Association be
gan preparations of a float for the
feature parade of the week Tues
The festival, described in detail
in a story elsewhere in today's
Pilot, will run from Monday
through the following Sunday. It
marks the 200th anniversary of
the founding of the county. Moore
County was a part of Cumberland
before it was cut off as a separate
At their meeting in Carthage
Monday, the county commission
ers voted to let the county pay for
expenses if the Historical Associa
tion will take care of preparing
the fleet. Mrs. Ernest I,. Ives,
president, and other members of
the Association have been work
ing on the project this week and
entry of the float has been as
Designed by Glen f ounds, Pine
bluff artist, the float will feature
a representation of the "House in
the Horseshoe" in Deep River
township which is being taken
over by the state as an historic
shrine. E. J. Austin, Southern
Pines architect, is supervising con-1
struction of the float.
The display will be mounted on
a large trailer that, with truck and
driver, is being donated for the
occasion by Benson Futrell of the
Futreli Brothers Lumber "Co. at
Riding on the float in costumes
of Revolutionary times, as nearly
as they can be reproduced will bo
Joe MeDonaleh 12-year-old son of
Mr and Mrs. Ray McDonald of
Southern Pines; and Ruth Douglas
Currie. 16-year-old daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur Currie of
Carthage. Also invited to ride on
I the float are the children of Mr.
(Continued on page 5)
It was "books away" for South
em Pines pupils at noon Thurs
day and their Easter vacation will
continue through Tuesday.
In West Southern Pines school
closed at noon Thursday, also, to
reopen Tuesday morning
Dawson To Speak
A t PTA Meeting
A. C. Dawson, Jr., superinten
dent of schools, will be the speak
er at the regular meeting of the
newly formed Southern Pines
F'arent-Tc&cher Association, to be
held Thursday of next week at
Weaver Auditorium at 8 p. m.
Mr. Dawson will survey the
Southern Pines school system in
detail as it now exists in order!
[hat the new members of the As- i
sociation can become better ae- I
quainted with the schools.
David Named l ax Collector
J. Douglas David, 47-year-old.
Pinebluff resident, was appointed j
Moore County tax collector by the
county commissioners Monday as
board members met at the court
house in a session that had been
recessed from their regular meet
ing the previous Monday.
The new official, filling u va
cancy caused by the death of W.
T Huntley several weeks ago, was
chosen from among more limn a
dozen applicants for the post. He
will begin work May 1.
Mr. Dsvid, borr. in South Carc
linr, has lived in the Sandhill;
most of his life, has been a resi
dent of Pinebluff for the past 2!
years and has been active.in local
sod county civic and political af
He is now serving his second
year as President of the Moore
County Young Democratic Club i
and has been active in ihe YDC ;
for many years. He has been ac? j,
live in Boy Scout work for 18 j
vears on local and district levels. j
An Fagle Scout himself, ne nas
held various Scouting offices and i
is at present a neighborhood com
Mr. Davis is ^resident of the
Pinebluff Lions Ciub. He is u
merr.oei ux x
Chu -ch and a forrnor auperinter
(OontJnuaa oi> Page n)
Memciiel Poppies. made by
disabled ?atorar > and sold for
thsir benefit, will go on eale
have lomorrcw (Saturday)
morning in ina American Le
gion Auxiliary's urunual nbser
ranee of Poppy Day.
"Wear a Poppy" is the sin
gen of the day, and the more
awkwardly the poppy is mada
the more u auould be cherish
ed lor in all r Seblliry it was
fashioned by a badly disabled
A pra-sale broadcast. "The
Poppy Beds," will b? preuout
_a i.ft *( u
high school students orer