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VOL. ?5 -NO. 28 SIXTEEN PAGES " "s6uTHERN~PTires7 NORTHCAROLINA FRIDAY, JUNET. 1954 SIXTEENPAGE5 PRI^'-~^N CEMTS
HIGH SCHOOL GRADUATES. Class of 19S4. Fronl row. from
left?Gladys Bowden Huntley, Delia Maxann Kerr. Georgia Wil
liams. Shirley Mae Garner. Betty Jean Moore Wheeler, Clarene
Patricia Anne Dupree, Barbara Ann Hackney. 'Geraldine Bethea,
Barbara Louise Pearce.
Second row?Joseph Wesley Smith. Joseph Perkins Marley. Jr.,
Margaret Bracey Bowers. Joan Cheatham, 'Jane Sue Lorenson.
Robcri Ripley Renegar, 'Charles Harwood Bowman, Jr., 'Robert
Ernest Blakefield Speller, Jr.
Third row?Harold Alexander McNeill, Jr.. James Vernon |
Hatch. George Arthur Morrison, Paul Hewitt Warren, Donald i
Van Benschoten. George Marshall Colion. William Clarke Davis.
Fourth row?Thomas Ruggles, 'James Alfred Barber, Jr.,
?David Charon Page, 'Robert Bion Butler, James Parry Town
sh*p<L Leighion Caldwell HalL Donald Lee Burner.
"Honor graduates, (Photo by Humphrey)
Air force Captain
To Join Ranks Of
Carthage is to have a new doc
tor in Capt, William F. Ntcol, med
ical officer at the Air Ground
school, who has announced that he
expects to open practice in the
county seat next month..
Captain Nicol, who has been
with tii* local Air Force group
since last November, is a native of
Arkansas. He was brought up in
Little Rock and went to Texas for
his higher education. He gradu
ated from Texas A. and M. with a
B.S. in 1948 and went on to the
study of medicine in the Univer
sity of Texas at Galveston, receiv
ing his M.D. in 1952. Previous to
his college years, however, he had
spent almost a year as a para
trooper in the Air Force, enlisting
at the age of 17.
His later Army medical training
included an internship at Fitzsim
mons Army Hospital in Denver
and specialized training at the
School of Aviation Medicine at
Randolph A:r Force Base, San
Asked what influenced him to
decide to settle in Moore County,
Captain Nicol said: "I just like it.
It's a nice place and the people are
so friendly "
Captain Nicol spoke with
warmth of the encouragement giv
en him by local physicians and
also by the Carthage Jaycees, who
urged him to come there to prac
tice, where there was, they said, a
scarcity of doctors. Captain Nicol
said he was also influenced by the
excellence of the Moore County
Carthage's new doctor's office
will be located m a building now
being erected just off the main
Captain Nicol is married and
has three children. He and his
wife, who comes from Douglas,
Ariz., and who has three years of
nurse training behind her, have
been living at 265 East Illinois
Avenue, His mother. Mrs. Javme
Boyd, still lives in Little Rock, as
do his brother and sister. His
father's people came fit :>m Vir
! "Outstanding Class*' of 1954 Receives j
; Diplomas, Hears Talk By Edwin Gill
Thirty-one boys and girls, mem
bers of the Class of 1954, graduat
ed Tuesday night from Southern
Pines High school in ceremonies
marked by dignity and simplicity.
Edwin GiU, state treasurer,
making the commencement ad
dress at Weaver Auditorium, told
the group, "Education is a contin
uing process. It is not a prepara
tion for life?it is life itself." He
warned them against being delud
ed by false standards of success,
for "Happiness and success are
two different things. Happiness
has its own immortal standards of
truth, service and honor There
are no short cuts to happiness, for
it dwells in the human heart."
The speaker, for many years an
outstanding figure in law and
government in North Carolina,
traced the history of education in
this state, with special tribute to
Aycock, the "education governor,"
and O. Max Gardner, a governor
who "remained forever young, for
he was always open to new ideas
and new approaches." Under the
leadership of these ond other great
governors, he said. North Caro- ;
lina has reached the forefront of j
southern states in education, and j
"It is my belief the best is yet to
John Howarth, school board j
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| Moore Tourney
'Gets Under Wav
On Local Courts
Sixteen men and a girl were en
tries in the men's singles of the
Moore County Tennis Champion
ships, which opened Wednesday
afternoon on the Southern Pines
The girl is Audrey West Brown.
23- year-old winner of many cham
pionships, four-time holder of the ;
state women's singles title and
fifth-ranked woman player in the
The slender, brown-Gyed South
ern Pines native is so far ahead of
the other local feminine tennis
talent?even though a lot of it is
pretty good?that the only way
she can enter the home town tour
nament is by playing in the men's
Now working in Burlington, she
was due to be here Thursday mght
for her first match, with Deryl
In first-round matches played 1
Wednesday afternoon and night, :
topseeded Harry Lee Brown,
brother of Audrey, beat Bobby 1
Parker of Niagara, 6-2, 6-1; sec
ond seeded Ray Schilling beat Ed
| King of Pinehurst 6-2. 6-1: third
| seeded Kenneth Tew heal Jimmy
Prim 6-0, 6-1. Wayne Harrison.
, seeded No. 4. was to piay his first i
| match with Harry Chaffin Thurs-1
(Continued on Page 5)
To N. ( .. Stale
James A. Barber. Jr., who grad- J
uated with honors at Southern
Pines High school Tuesday night,1
received word Wednesday that he;
had won a $2,000 scholarship to
State College?$500 a year for!
four years. He plans to study on- -
Jimmy was this year's recipient
of the James S. Milliken Memorial i
Award, with $50 as "best all
round senior student," He trans
ferred a year arid a half ago from
Vass-Lakeriew school, and since
then has made his mark as a
scholar, an athlete and all-round
fine boy at the local school, ftin- ?
:ipal Irie Leonard said.
At Vass-Lakeview he was pres
ident of the Be: i Club, and of the
He is 17, son of Mr and Mrs. J.
A. Barber of 169 East New Hamp
shire Avenue. His father is a civ
ilian employee at Fort Bragg and i
his mother work? at Hatnel's Res- i
To win the scholarship, Jimmy
first received the endorsement of
the school authorities, then, with
others from schools all over the
county, went through u screening
jby a selection committee of the
i Moore County State Alumni As
sociation Jimmy and a Bobbins j
boy passed th< screening, and;
| went on through c district test,!
; then tests made of applicants, and j
| some ?5 scholarships available,
the field was quicVly narrowed
No word has been received here
ns to whetf.tr the lad from Rob
bins also passed
To Be Bui It Here;
Southern Pines is soon to have
the first Methodist church m its
history. It already has its minis
The Rev. E E Whitley and
family moved here last week from
Burlington, where he has been
serving the Mt. Hermon charge.
While long-laid plans of the North
Carolina Conference's Board of
Missions and Church Extension to
build a plant here are becoming
realized, he will organize the con
gregation it will serve.
Property has been purchased at
'he comer of May Street and
Maine Avenue for a church and
educational building, also a home
has been bought for a parsonage,
at 435 North Ashe.
The Rev. O. L. Hathaway, su
perintendent of the Fayetteville
district, visiting here this week re
vealed that the plans call for im
mediate construction of an educa
tomal plant facing on Maine Ave
nue. Sunday School classes will be
held there, also services until the
.sanctuary can be built later, fac
ing on May.
Plans began some time ago
when a survey revealed that
many Methodists are living here,
with no church home, Mr. Hatha
way said. Some are attending
other churches, some none at all,
while still others are going to
Methodist churches some distance
Southern Pines is believed to
be the only town of its size in
Ncrth Carolina, perhaps in the
South, without a Methodist
Mr. and Mrs. Whitley with their
two soto , Gregory DeLong, aged
six, and Edgar Barrett, three, are
now in residence in the parsonage.
The new minister is 33 years
old. a native of Wilmington He
has servd the Pinetops charge in
addition to Mt. Hermon.
HONORS IN LATIN
Among year-end honors re
ceived by Southern Pines stu
dent* were honorable men
tions for Thomas Vann and
John Chapped, received in
The statewide Latin examina
tion for seventh graders.
The information was receiv
ed by the school this week
from the University of North
Carolina, through whose ex
tension service the examina
tions are conducted each year.
While the hill list wis not
given, it is believed likely
Southern Vinan was the wily
school with two names cm the
Mist folly Miliar is the
boys' l atin lesrher.
Sarah Inman, Worst-Hit By Polio,
Graduates With Honors At Carthage
A pretty young girl with softly
curling brown hair and big blue
eyeo receit'cd some special atten
tion at the Carthage High School
commencement exercises Tuesday
In her cap and gown, 3he was
sitting in an odd-looking metal
chair Marshals wheeled her down
the aisle, and two senior boys
li/ted the chair up to the stage.
The diploma was laid gently in |
her lap. Her smile was bright and
gay. From the applause that well
ed up, and resounded again and
again, she was the most popular
member of the graduating class.
That applause recognised more
than the love the boys and girls
had lor 17-year-old Savah Inmao,
of Hailiaon. It saluted also the
achievement repreaented by that
diploma?the many hours stuoy
..Continued on Page 8)
| No 2nd Primary
County Goes For
Scott, Sou. Pines
For Sen. Lennon
I Saturday was a hot day in
Southern Pines?weatherwise and
electionwise. Voters went to the
polls in broiling sunshine, to vote
in an election which had sudden
i Iv exploded into action after
weeks of apathy.
I The Scolt-Lennon fight for the
V. S Senate nomination was the
biggest vote-puller on the state
ticket. Race issue leaflets injected
\ by the Lennon forces two days be
fc r the primary had caused vio
lent reactions throughout the
s'ate. None were distributed in
this vicinity, as local Lenndn
leaders, along with some others in
the State were said to have turned
down their aid.
Whether or not the leaflets
played any part in it. Former Gov
ernor Kerr Scott?"the Squire of
Haw River"?won a resounding j
victory in the State. He was also
the winner in Moore county, while
Southern Pines went for Lennon
516 to 355.
Looming as great, or greater, in
importance to many local voters
was the sheriff race, and Southern
Pines came through for C. J. Mc
Donald, 600-230?which was just
the margin needed to assure a
clear victory in the three-man
A total of 918 local votes was
cast, about 5,600 in the county.
Votes were canvassed Tuesday
j by the county board of elections.
For the official tabulation, show
ing returns in all precincts, see
Incumbents won in all four
county races, according to unof
ficial returns in Saturday's pri
mary election in Moore county.
Sheriff C. J McDonald success
fully cleared the threat of a sec
ond primary by winning 2,939
| votes against challengers Wendell
i B. Kelly, with 2,075, and R G.
j Fry, Jr., with 666. * The race was a
hard-fought one, pulling in the
] (Continued on Page 0)
Dedicated As Project
Of "Finer Carolina"
Tests made of the water of
seven popular lakes indicate
all are safe for swimming,
sanitarily speaking , reports
Dr. J. C. Grier, Jr.. first aid
and water safety chairman of
the Moore County Red Cross
Lakes tested were Aber- ]
deen Lake. Crystal Lake at ,
Lakeview, the Southern Pines \
| town lake. Pinebluff town
lake. Pinehurst lake. Monroe's (
j Lake at West End and Grier's |
Lake near Pinehurst.
| Water samples were collect
ed from each of these by San
j itarian E. Floyd Dunn, on re- J
quest of the Red Cross chap- J
| ter, and tests for bacteriologi
cal content were made at the !
state laboratories at Raleigh.
Marine Drowned ;
In Deep River
In Fishing Trip
A 34-year -old Marine, veteran 1
of Pacific warfare in World War 2 '
and in Korea, met death by 1
drowning Saturday evening in the '
sleepy backwaters of Deep River,
near the steel bridge on the Horse- 1
shoe Bend. '
Warrant Officer John Daniel
Hamilton of Camp Geiger, the am- ?
phibious base at Camp I.eJeune. I
1 was on a fishing trip with his <
brother Sam, 41, of Guilford, when :
the tragedy occurred, just about I
Residents of the Horseshoe com
munity and Carthage, fire de- :
partments of Carthage and South
ern Pines with rescue equipment
and Deputy Sheriff A. W. Lam- l
bert, for the sheriff's department,,1
were on the scene soon after the i1
alarm had been given by Sam i 1
Hamilton and his young son Ron- !
nie, 12, in shouted appeals to pass-! '?
ersby. ? '?
(Continued ou page 8)
First of Five
On FC Program
To Be Completed
The Southern Pines elementary
school, which formerly had no
playground equipment at dll, is
row one of the best and best
?quipped school playgrounds in
Thi3 was the first project to be
completed?though not the first to
je begun?under Southern Pines'
Finer Carolina" program.
The new playground, on a wide,
pine shaded expanse at the back,
ind to the east, of the school
pudding, was dedicated in a sim
ple ceremony Tuesday morning.
The student body wa3 present en
nasse. The boys and girls rnan
iged to restrain themselves, with
lommendable dignity, during the
speaking; but as soon as the red
-ibbon was cut, they took over.
They swarmed all over the
'jungle gym," flew high in nine
swings, with their sturdy steel
rhains; teetered on the six bright
lainted see-saws, coasted shouting
lown the big shiny slide, and
vent spinning like tops on the gay
On the speaking program were
Foil Gilmore. chairman of the lo
:al "Finer Carolina" committee;
W. T. Huntley, project chairman,
md Supt. A. C. Dawson. All ex
pressed their appreciation for the
:ontributions from interested citi
tens which had made the comple
tion of the project possible, and
iedicated the playground to the
wholesome use and enjoyment of
Southern Pines' schoolchildren.
The equipment cost a littlfe less
than $1,000, most of which has al
ready been donated through a
puiet subscription campaign con
ducted over the past few weeks
py the committee.
It was purchased at a saving
through the school. The units arc
some of the best obtainable, stur
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"FOR US? ?EE WHILLntTRSr Top picture
?tHi V.idu fauct*d with tbnit cyw on thou- vio
d?rful now playground during lha hrlat dedica
tion t?tdN Titwdnj morning. At far hit
i Supt. A. C. Diwitn may bt mmi ait Use mic.ro
pbott*. Soon, wills *Timr Carolina" Chairman
Voit CUmer* and I'tojoct Chairman W. T. Hunt
lay. ha was So cut the symbolic TSd ribbon. Than
?mm tha ianom pirhu* fur part of what fcap
oarad. (Photos by Wtutar F. ii'arpar)