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The pilot. (Vass, N.C.) 1920-current, August 20, 1954, Image 1

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1 H I mRCH^OT pWB ? "in i m_?mm j.n mi n i , ,,. i.hiihi i ? i ? ? ???? ??? i ? m ? m ?< i ?????????mm ??; ?- .?g?ii?jWiiL^L?!J!J!!L!Lggij^.^! i.iuini ? i ill f Biiwwil VOL. 35?KO. 39 SIXTEEN PAGES SOUTHERN PINES. NORTH CAROLINA. FRIDAY. AUGUST 20. I95? SIXTEEN PACKS PRICE?TEN CENTS ?auomianMmaaHBnHHHBnHB AT BLOWING BOCK?Sandhills folks and friends of the Sandhills gathered recently at Blowing Rock for the 31st annual horse show staged there by Lloyd M. Tate, veteran local horse man. The group includes spectators, officials, riders and others. Left to right: Louts Scheipers, Sr., J. T. Overton, Dr J. I. Neal, Art Newman, Jack Goodwin, Mrs. J. T. Overton, Johnny Thig pen, ringmaster of the show and a frequent visitor to the Sand hills; Miss Jean Overton, Lloyd M. Tate, show manager for the pHst 31 years; Bob Freils, Mrs. Lloyd M. Tate, unidcnitfied man partially visible in rear, William (Billy) Tate of Baltimore, Md., formerly of the Sandhills, Mrs. William Tate, Father Melton of New York City who is thought to be the only priest who is a licensed horse show judge, who judged the Blowing Rock show and who recently bought the old Jonker place off Youngs Road here; and Mrs. William Green of Charlotte, the former Mary Ann Tate. (Photo by Emerson Humphrey) Drive Begins For Emergency Polio Relief As the fourth polio case for the year in Moore County was an nounced, news was given out also of this county's participation in the emergency polio drive, and Paul C. Butler, chairman of the county chapter of the National Foundation, asked that contribu tions be sent in before the end of August. The f ourth-young victim is Bob- J by Britt. 15-year-old son of Mrs j Susie Britt of near Carthage. Bob-! by was taken first to Moore Coun ty Hospital, then to N. C. Memo rial hospital at Chapel Hill, last Thursday. Another victim, the 10-months old sim of Mr. and Mrs. Gordon Keith of Pinehluff, was brought home Sunday from a Charlotte hospital and is reported recoverT ing nicely. All the others, several weeks or months old, are now at home and doing nicely. The other two cases listed by the Moore County Health Depart ment and the local National Foun dation chapter are Carson A. Lem ons, si* years old, of Southern Pines, and Larry Eugene Spencer of Eagle Springs. Diagnosis in the case of the j Spencer child was at. first doubt ful, and it was thought that he might have a hip injury, but the Health Department reported this week that the diagnosis has been confirmed 6s polio Two cases from Hoke County were diagnosed in Moore County, before being sent elsewhere for treatment, but are not credited to the Moore polio record. Onlv four cases are listed by the Health Dp partirient and the National Foun dation Chapter. This is not an unusual number of cases for the year, and there is no need for alarm, Chairman But ler said. Also, the county chapter has financial reserves to take care of its cases through the year, un j less an unusual situation develop*. Bmuual Expense* j There are epidemics, however, in other places, notably Texas end California. With these and un usual expenses of the gamma globulin distribution, and the great i.alk vaccine tests which may lead to victory over polio, the National Foundation finds itself without funds to take care of nor ma) expenses. "In 1M4B. funds from other places were poured into Moore County," Butler reminded. "They did not stint?we received more than $85,000 in immediate aid for polio victims Now it is our turn (Continued on Page 5) Men of Cburch Will H?ve Supper Tuesday The Men of the CMto* ,ri Brownscn Memorial Presbyterian! Church will hold their monthlyI supper meeting Tuesday 8'. 7 pm or, the lawn of the Southern Piner.i Country Club Alt men of the! church are exported to attend | SCOUTING EVENT SLATED SATURDAY A Court of Honor will be com bined with the Boy Scout "Swim All and Cook Out," Saturday at Pinebluff Lake. Merit Badges and award* will be presented by J. D. Wirnberley of Aberdeen and Allan Brown of Bobbins. During the campfire ceremony, which starts at 8 o'clock, campo ree ribbons will also be awarded. District Advancement Chairman i Lawrence Johnson of Aberdeen ! will be in charge. The swimming, canoeing and j boating events will begin at 2 p.m. iSunnyside First To Get Reduced Insurance Rale The Sunny-side subdivision is the first area outside the city t.o be classified as eligible for 'sixth class suburban" iire insurance rates by the North Carolina Fire Insurance rating bureau. City Manager Ton E. Cunningham said this week. Because all residents of the sub division have signed contracts with the town for fire protection, paying in advance 25 cents per $100 erf property valuation, resi dents of the area can receive re duced insurance rates, as compar ed with unprotected suburban I property. Protected residential ! property must also be within 1,000 feet of a hydrant to receive a re duced rate. ! Sunnyside is bounded on the north by the corporate limits of Southern Pines, cm the east" and south by the Country Club golf course and on the west by the Seaboard Air Line railroad tracks. Cunningham said that a large percentage of the property in the Weymouth, Midland Road and j Golfcrest suburban areas is cov ered by contracts for fire protec tion, but that none of these areas is yet sufficiently signed up to receive the Rating Bureau reclas- | sification. Sixth class rates are higher thai those paid by residents within the city limits, but property owners in a fully protected suburban area pay an average of about $2 per $1,000 valuation less for fire insurance than those not in an area where all residents have signed fire protection contracts. Club Nominates Burnev For Post w ' A. L Bumey of Southern Pines was nominated by the Sandhills Kiwaiiu- CI uh for iw ten ant f.uv iernnr of the fourth Carol me dis trict of Kiwsnifc International, [during the clufc't repula: luncheon meeting, held at Aberdeen Wed nesday. A lieutenant governor til the district will be elected at a district meeting In September Ball Park Light Cai I Offers Of Free Lalx i Checks And Pledges 4 Total Over $2,800; More Is Expected Cash raised in last week's soli citation, payment of some of the pledges and checks arriving in the mail brought the ball park lights j fund to $2,205 as of Wednesday \ night, it was reported by W R Hnllkhry, genera! chairman. Pledges still outstanding total) $808, raising the total fund?on j hand and anticipated?to some thing over $2,800. Campaign leaders will continue' their canvass to reach persons; who were out of town or who, for j other reasons, could not be con tacted last week Also, more checks may arrive from out-of- j town friends to whom letters were ! sent early last week. It is hoped j the fund will soon reach $3,000. the chairman said. With this amount in view, a J plan can be recommended to the j 'Elks Club, the Rotary Club and other organisations which have offered their support, which may mean the order for equipment can be placed very soon. Latest fig ure on equipment for football, Softball and baseball lighting is around $8,500, if some planned economies can he effected. I Installation costs have been set i at $1,500 over and above the pur chase price. However, said the j chairman, some offers of free la . bor have been made which will I scale this down a great deal. The , I Carolina Power and Light Co. has j j offered to donate labor which may | take care of most of this work. Also, the National Guard has said it will transport the poles from the Play Begins In First Round Of Tennis Tourney Tennis players {ram several states converged on Southern Pines Wednesday as first-round matches in the sixth annual Sand i hill Invitational tournament got [under way on the municipal courts. The field of 46 players?32 men and 14 women entered in singles events-?includes some of the top players of the Carolinas, also some unknown quantities from distant places which made the seeding committee's job a problem. The group includes a delegation of eight from Jacksonville and other Florida cities, also several players from Camden, S C , and some others who have npver be i fore played on North Carolina courts. Finals are expected to be held starting Saturday. continuii.g through Sunday afternoon and possibly Sunday evening. Antici pating a large gallery to witness (Continued to Page 8) lvass To Continue; or Will Cut Costs i creosoting plant, at Gulf without I cost. "If we can get the equipment paid for, I'm sure we can get it I up, and we're trying hard to do i this in time for the opening at the footbal1 season," Chairman Holli day said. The solicitation has been con ducted by a group of 41 men and ; womfen tmWer the leadership of C N. Page. Hearing To Be Held Saturday On School Fund I Clerk of Court C. C. Kennedy said Thursday that he had receiv ed briefs from both the county board of education and the county commissioners, outlining the posi tion of each board in the school capital outlay fund controversy and that he would preside at a hearing, with both boards present, at 10 a.m., Saturday, in the com missioners room at the courthouse. The cleric said he might render his decision on the dispute then or | might defer it to Monday, August 23. Because the board of educa tion'* argument includes a con tention that capital outlay funds are unfairly divided between the county school system and the Southern Pines and Pinehurst city school systems, all capital outlay funds are frozen until the matter is settled The dispute began when the board of education rejected the board of commissioners' capital outlay allotment of $269,000 in the 1954-55 budget, after having re quested $422,471.73 as the mini mum needed for school plant con- ! struction in the coming year At a joint meeting of the two boards, the commissioners refused to increase their appropriation and the matter went by law to the clerk of court for arbitration. The j clerk's decision can be appealed j to Superior Court by either party j in the controversy Grand Jury Asks Conference On County Home's 'Excessive Cost' Offices In . Courthouse j Are Praised \ t In their i-eport to Judge Francis O Clarkson, presiding at a term i o': Superior Court in Carthage, I members of a new grand jury : chosen Monday said that the cost < to the county of operating the county home is excessive, in view \ of the number of inmates there, < ind recommended that a Mlember if the county board of commis sioners appear before the grand ury at its regular session to dis ?uss this problem Condition of he county home buildings was ermed "fair." Tne county home now has seven nmates, the report pointed out. ?'or the fiscal year ending June 10, $12,500 was appropriated for >peration of the home. A generally favorable report vas rnadt- on county buildings and iffices, with several offices in the court house specifically praised for being in "tip-top shape." A number of minor repairs and alterations were recommended for the county jail and the court house. Condition of the jail at Aberdeen was termed unsatisfac tory. The report was signed by Rod erick M Innoe of Pinehurst, fore man of the new grand jury whose other members are: H. W. Ehr hardt, J. A. Ferguson, James A. Booth, Q. L. Wallace, Z. B. Con rad, J. A Dennis, D. A. McDon ald. Jr. Johnnie Stuart, A. J. Crabtree. Lester Garner, Isaac A. Woodell, Carson Phillips, Carl Oldham, O. H. Rawlinson, Norman G. Purvis, Robert J. Hyman and Edward A. Tucker. Here is the full text of the re port: We, the Grand Jury selected at August 16, 19,64, term of Superior Court, respectfully submit the following report: After examination of witness and due consideration of their ex amination, we found 21 true bills of indictment. Of the true bills found, one bill for murder was presented by the Grand Jury in open court. Mr. H. Lee Thomas, Superin tendent of the County School Sys tem, was called before the Grand Jury to make a report on the County Schools, submitted the following: That all recommendations list ed in the Grand Jury Report of January 21. 1954 have been com pleted with the exception of one or two items. That all the buildings, furniture and grounds in the County school system are in good condition ex cept for a drainage problem at the Aberdeen school. That the sewerage systems in the Cameron. Pinckney and Rob bins-Elise schools were being im proved. New construction in school plants in the following locations. Cafeteria?Highfalls school. Cafeteria?Farm Life school. Auditorium?Cameron school. That sufficient area be provid ed in the school yards to allow the school buses to park at a des ignated loading xone independent of private parking area, where it will make it unnecessary for the buses to park without backing up. Recommendation: That the coop eration of the State Highway ar.d i Public Works Commission he ob I tained to assist in grading and j filling, for the loading and park ing zones. Fire insurance covering 100% of valuation of school plants in force. Value of school property, build ings and fixtures in Moore County I amounts to ?3.790.000 The Grand Jury selected groups and made visits to County Prop erty with reports and recommen dations as follows: County and Pubbc Schools: Since the schools are closed and it was not possible to make a de tailed inspection, none of the schools were inspected. County Home: Buildings in fair condition. At present there are seven inmates at County Homo, ft is the opin ion of the Grand Jury that the cost to the County is ex cessive fur the operation of (Continued on Page SERVICE AT 10 A. M. TODAY Alfred B. Yeomans, Leader In Community Lifef Dies At 84 A memorial service for Alfred < B Yeomans, 84, prominent South ern Pines resident for the past 35 years, will be held at the Clark Funeral Home at 10 a.m. today (Friday), Mr. Yeomans, who throughout his residence here was a leader in the cultural and civic life of the community, died Tuesday at Moore County Hospital where he had been a patient for a few days. He had been in poor health for j several years. According to Mr. Yeomans' ex pressed wishes, his body was cre mated at Duke Hospital, Durham, Thursday, and his ashes were placed in a wooden box to be buried beside the remains of his sister, Miss Mary Yeomans?who died ir< May, 1943?at Mount Hope cemetery. Mr. Yeomans had requested that no orthodox service for him be held, also that no flowers be sent. W. Ed Cox, Jr., of Southern Pines, a lay reader at Emmanuel Episcopal Church, will read pas sages from the Book of Isaiah, a favorite portion of the Bible with Mr. Yeomans. Before and after the Bible read ing, William Green, cellist, who ; is a member of the Charlotte ! Symphony Orchestra and who ; was a music pupil of Mr. Yeomans ] w hen the local man was assoeiat jed with the famous Jane Addams i in ^charitable work in Chicago, | III., many years ago, and Mr i Green's wife, who is a pianist, I will play music known to have ; been beloved by Mr. Yeomans. ! Mr. and Mrs. Green frequently i visited Mr. Yeomans who was I himself a musician and had a large library of recorded music. Born in Orange, N. J., Mr. Yeo mans was a son of the Rev. Al fred Yeomans, a Presbyterian minister, and Mrs. Elizabeth Ramsey Yeomans. His mother came to live with him and his sis ter, Miss Mary Yeomans, in Southern Pines until her death in the late 1920's. A graduate of Princeton Uni versity, Princeton, N. J., Mr. Yeo mans had a wide range of inter ests and worked professionally as a landscape architect. This interest first brought him to Southern Pines about 1918 to lay out roadways in theWeymouth Heights development of the Boyd family to whom he was related. He remained a resident here al most continually since that first visit, building his home a few years afterwards. Self-taught as an architect of buildings, he designed his own home at 370 E. Pennsylvania Ave. and a number of the most original and handsome residences here in cluding the homes of the late Mrs J. H Andrews and John Y. Boyd, the former home of the late Dr. (Continued cm Page 8) ; MR. YEOMAWTS Eleven Youths Sentenced For Varied Offenses Eleven white youths ranging in age from 16 to 22 pled guilty or nolo contendere in Moore crimi nal court this week in 15 cases of breaking and entering, larceny, and forgery. Ten of them receiv ed road sentences, mostly for as signment to the first offenders camp. Sentence was deferred for the 11th pending a recommenda tion of the probation officer, which was expected to be made Wednesday afternoon. Only two of the sentences were suspended. In the other cases Judge Francis O. Clarkson of Charlotte, mild-mannered, soft spoken and taking voluminous notes, turned a deaf ear to the pleas of attorneys for leniency on the grounds of their clients' youth. Judcra Comments "I have been impressed with the rash of lawlessness in this section in the past 12 months, mostly in volving hoys many of them from very good homes," Judge Clark son said. "What these boys need is some discipline. We have too many problems facing our country today to have the community ter rorized in this fashion by lawless youth, and we have to deal firmly with them before we can hope to solve the problems from outside. "We can't turn our communi ties over to young hoodlums, or we'll be like Phenix City, Ala bama?that's the way it starts." Noting that he was not lacking in sympathy for the parents, the judge added, "I have a son of my own, serving in Korea. Life" all (Continued on page 8) Charlie Martindale Sentenced To Life Imprisonment Charlie Arter Martindale, 54, erf Bobbins, was sentenced to life in jirison at hard labor. In Moore County Superior Court at Car thage Thursday morning. Judge Francis O Clark son pro nouneed the sentence after Mar tindale pled guilty to first degree murder, eliminating a Jury trial. The frail little defendant, wear ing glasses and a blue shirt whose ruffs hid the bandaged wrist hi- i cut in a suicide attempt "Wedncr i day, listened intently as testimony ! was. offered by two of the inverts- i eating officers. Deputy Sheriff A. i W. l..Rmber1 and Bobbins Pobcr i Chief Guy McNeill, and by Mrs. j Bertie Vow, a neighbor who cali i ?d the police after Martindale told ler his wife had beer. shot. Martindale cut his wrist with s ?afety razor blade iri his Moore bounty jail eel] at 1 p.m., ore roar before the trial was sched uled to begin, An early report bat he had cut his throat was in ?rror said Sheriff C. J. McDon ?ld The cut was "almost exactly ?chere he tried to do the same hing before," the sheriff said. Tie revealed that Mwlfedale had ?(tempted to commit suicide about wo weeks pnevlo'iitly, injuring iimseli, however, only slightly "ic the second attempt he did a no re thorough job. losing eonsid irabie blood. Two pt^sicuuis were summoned by jailer Glenn Upchurch and on'their advice he was taken to Moore County Hos pital, where hi* condition was de clared to be fair. Martmdale, a former tortile worker recently unemployed, was indicted by the grand jury Mon day for first degree murder. When brought into court that afternoon for arraignment, he was trem bling so he had to be supported in ord**r to etnrd and fare 'Vis. 4oi??e W. D. Sabiston of Carthage was appointed by the court to act as defense counsel. At that time the defendant plod not guilty to the July 18 rifle slaying at his wife, fthel '?'f v '-v.Smr'''' Grid Practice To Start Monday An invitation for a]] Southern Psnes Hirh School boys to try out for the IP 54 Blue Knights football squad was issued this week by Head Coach Irie Leonard who said that preliminary practice will be gin Monday. Interested boys, including those who arc entering high school this year, are asked to report to the field on South Bennett St. -at # am Equipment will be given out at that time and the squad will work out twice a day. except Saturday and Sunday, until school opens September 8. W. A. Leonard *f>ain will use 1st Irie Leonard with the coaching UHhtoi. ItftUl icikCAMAK?!' sre Billy Cox, Johnny Watkins, James Humphrey Bobby Cline and Bill Marley. A number o< other boys who played last year but did not; win letters err expected to turn out Monday '4. ,i?iL

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