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The pilot. (Vass, N.C.) 1920-current, December 03, 1954, Image 1

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J6 ^O. 3 ~ TWENTY FOUp- PACES ^ "' 11 11 ?& OH 1 'Vftt -?? fto?J5B Blue Knights Win State Six-Man Football Till*. Br JUNE PHILLIPS Trailing 12 to 14 at half time, an inspired Southern Pines football team stormed back in the second half with a spectacular offensive display and an airtigh. defense to cop the state six-man football championship from Old Town High in Bowman Gray Stadium, Winston-Salem, the night before Thanksgiving Day. It was the third time that a team from Southern Pines had wicn the coveted championship cup; the first time in 1947 from the Lexington Orphanage, and in 1949. again in Winston-Salem, from Clemmons High. But this time the victory was doubly sweet for ^Southern Pines fans and their favorite team, the Blue Knights. Last year, this same Old Town High smashed a good Southern Pines team 44 to 30 for the state championship in a game played at Southern Pines on Thanksgiving Day. And if the victory was a double sweet portion for the Blue Knights, it was much more for their coaches, the Leonards, Coach Irie (Bunk) and Coach W. A. (Dub). It was their first cham nioiishiD team, although several times they have sent teams knocking at the door. Both coaches were smiling . broadly in the dressing room after the game; both declared it , was a team victory. And it was just that, plus a superb season's coaching job done by the Leon- 1 ards, and some neat scouting of i Old Town in their final game by i Coach Dub. Old Town's Panthers took the 1 field first and went through spir- ; ited warm-up drills. Although it had rained intermittently all c afternoon in Winston-Salem, the ! Bowman Gray Stadium turf was < in excellent condition. I When the Old Town squad re tired to the fielihouse, their high ] school band, led by a bevy of high ; stepping majorettes, paraded onto i; the turf, snapped to attention and! everyone arose as they played thej national anthem. ts the Old Town band retired Southern Pines High band came marching smartly on the field and to this observer the Blue Knight majorettes appeared to be; outdoing the struttin' Old Town ers. The band formed a double lane down near the field house, and the Blue Knights raced out behind Southern Pines' flying girl; cheer leaders. It was colorful; all a part of a great American fail festival, and a wonderful show our high school kids were putting on too?a thrilling spectacle even (Continued on Page 21) Two From Moore On All-Eastern James Humphrey, Southern Pines back, and Gerald Cribb, Aberdeen end, are assigned berths on the All-Kastem six-man foot-! ball team chosen this week by) the News and Observer, Raleigh newspaper. j Players were selected by a poll! of 20 coaches in the area. Humphrey, 155 pounds and standing 5-10, is a Junior. Cribb, 175 pounds, 5-11, is a Senior who scored 15 touchdowns during the season and rates highly on de fense Others picked for All-Eastern are Tommy Stanton of Stantons burg. end; Billy Wallace of Clark ton. center; and John Frazier of Rowland and Ray Tuten of Bath, backs. Navy, Marine Roger?? Unit Hare Proposed All persons interested in start ing a Navy and Marine Corps Re serve unit here sre asked to send * card with name, rank or rate, serial number, address and tele phone number to Box 1177 or Box 571, Southern Pines. Tlie nearest Naval Reserve unit now is ai Durham, pointed ant Jimmie Lawnon of Southern Pines who brought this pro posal to the attention of Tire Pilot. If enough Reserve members interest, he said, a meeting will be held to work out plans. PORTRAIT OF VICTORY?The camera caught a variety of expressions on faces of the Southern Pines Blue Knights, just after the Old j Town game ended last week in Winston Salem i ?but it's evident they didn't lose the contest. This candid sfy>t of the brand new State Six man champs shows, left to right: Billy Cox, Charles Watkins, David McCallum (partly vis ible), Johnny Watkins, John Van Benschoten, James Humphrey, Bobby Cline, Bill Kessler (in rear), John Ray, Lynn Van Benschoten, Joe Diggs and Bobby Parker. At right is R. W. (Pap) Tate, a loyal booster of the team. (Photo by Humphrey) Elks To Fete | Squad Tonight The Football banquet /or mem eers of the Southern Pines High school state championship squad Jiver. annually by the Southern i' Elks Lodge, will be held ct he Country Club tonight (Friday) it 7 o'clock. Carl Goerch of Raleigh, radio -?ommentator and writer, will be he principal speaker. Bryan Poe -xalted ruler of the lodge will' preside. Gold footballs will be presented ey the lodge to first team mem bers and medallions to other "Quad members. Letters also will be presented. Tonight's event will be the ninth staged by the Elks for local squads. Dancing for students and guests will follow the program. M?IJis Johnson is chairman of the Eiks arrangements committee whose other members are C N Page Ike Woodell, W. B. Holliday and John S. Hugglcs. Tickets for the public, up to ca pacity, are available from commit tee members or by calling 2-8911. Students To Sell Basketball Season Tickets Saturday High school student volunteers will sell season basketball tickets in the business section Saturday I morning^ cooperating with the I thcTr'saTe ^ i8 It is expected that a table will nJ? "5 ? front ot the Citizens Bank and Trust Co., and the tick ets will be sold by stadents^it oth er locations. The Lions will give three cash prizes?$5, $3 and 12? to the three students selling the largest number of tickets. Season tickets, at a saving of 12 over admission prices to the 10 nome games individually, are also on sale by all members of the wsb' .Euch ??me i-iU fea ture both a boys' and girl, Firet home games for the local squads will be against R0bbjlvs Fiiday night, December 10. The teams were to open the season against Farm Life School at Car wwk JaV nieht of 'his hospjtal open house Many residents of this area vis Cc>unt> Hospital Sun , "?y for an open house . and tea that marked the 25!h an n.versary of the institution A JPfi rad'? broadcast, ' I,W was ?n at 1 p. in S"^TR conducted on tours ' ^?J*nd?ng during the after I? j 01 bospital's his Mm v and -mending service, wwrf . imported in iaat week's 'Piiot. 'WONDERFUL' "It was a wonderful sea son," Coach Is-ie Lsonaxd of the Blue Knights summed up this week, after the local boy* had copped the State six-men football championship. "We had to rebuild an entirely new team and we got 110 per cent out ctf all the boys." Already looking ahead to the ISSi season, the coach noted that only one squad member. Garland pierce, would be lost by graduation. "It looks like a good team next year," predicted the coach, "but other teams we play have young squads, too. There'll be some tough com petition and some- great games next year." Recorders Court Adds Second Day Recorders Court at Carthage next week will begin holding a session on Friday, in addition to the Monday court. Judge J. Vance1 Rowe rod Solicitor W. Lamont Brown announced this week. The second session will be held each week on Friday for a month, to see how the machinery of oper ating the court is affected, and will then be continued on Friday, if satisfactory, or on some other day. The change was necessary in order to handle the increased number of cases coming before the court Event Last Week Opens Promising Season f or Hunt The Thanksgiving Day hunt of ficially opened the season for the' Moore County Hounds, recording to tradition of many years' stand ing. Starting at Refugio Farms, home of Mr. and Mrs. C. E". Adams, the opening meet unoffi cially marked the 40th anniver sary of cue of the most famous winter hunts in the nation. The hunting horn wss sounded' by W. O. Moss, Joint MFH, who served as huntsman, as the field started off on a winding course through five miles of wocds,! meadow and valley?across the| Collins and Mealy estates, a por tion of the Notre Dame Academy grounds, over Mile-Awry Farm and to Lakelawn Farm, scene of the kill. Whipping in were Mrs. W. O. Moss, Dennis Crotty, Kirk Dut | ton and Jack Goodwin, while L. P. Tate served as fieidnlaster. There were 20 in the field?a number due to increase weekly from now on as members of rec ognized hunts in northern and midwestern states journey south ward to pursue their favorite sport in Moore. At the peak of the season, the field will reach 60 to j'5. j The pack js in first-rate condi 1 tion, according to Master Moss, (Continued on Page 5) [PTA May Sell Subscriptions To Raise Funds Meeting Advanced To Thuya., Dec. 9, Due Tc Christmas A program of raising funds through selling magazine sub scriptions will be considered at the December meeting of the Southern Pines Parent-Teacher Association to t>e held Thursday, December 9, in Weaver Auditori um at 8 p.m. K. R. Doak oi' the Curtis Pub lishing Co., will speak on this method of fund raising. The school glee club, directed bv Miss Nancy Mackie, will sing several Christmas songs. Starting with next week's meet ing, two at tendance prizes will be given?one for a high school grade having the highest percen tage of parents of its pupils pres ent and one for an elementary grade, on the same basis. One purpose for which funds might be raised is to buy addi tional visual aids for the school. Proceeds of an October box sup per purchased a bisrrope for the science section. There was no November meet : 1. c av _ ...uu ing uecause ui tne lunula wtui Thanksgiving. Regular meeting date of the PTA is the last Thurs day of each month, but the De cember meeting was advanced to avoid the Christmas rush. Urgent Request Made For Early Holiday Mailing An urgent request to patrons of the Southern Pines post office to do their Christmas mailing early was made this week by Postmas jter Garland Pierce. Pointing out that the local post office has been cut further on clerical and carrier allowances? and so will not be able to hire any extra help for the Christmas rush ?the postmaster asked that pack ages for out-of-state destinations be mailed not later than Decem | ber 31; that packages for North I Carolina destinations and also out of-state Christmas cards be mailed jnot later than December 16; and ithat local cards be mailed by De cember 20. "In order to give the needed service, we shall have to distri bute the work load over a longer period of time," Postmaster Pierce said. "The cooperation of patrons will be appreciated." Another result of the personnel curtailment is that there will be no Saturday or Sunday opening of post office windows. However, additional windows will be open ed for package mailing during the regular post office hours. (Continued on page 5) SCHOOL COMMANDANT SPEAKS TO LIONS CLUB Hydrogen Bomb Seen As Deterrent To War Speaking to the Lions Club last* Friday night at the Southern Pines Country Club, Brig. Gen. Daniel W. Jenkins, commandant of the USAF Air-Ground Opera tions School at the Highland Pines Inn, said that long-range strategic bombers and the hydrogen bomb may well be the restraining force that can bring peace to the worid. Introduced by C. S. Patch. Jr., program chairman, General Jen kins was making his first address to a local civic club rince he be icame commandant at TJSAKAGOS a few months ago. National se curity, with emphasis on the role I of the Air Force, was his topic, j "Even the maddest perpetrators of aggression have rarely in his tory started a war in which they didn't calculate their chances of winning were at least 80-50," the speaker pointed out. "Today, on the other hand, there seems to be a moral certainty that whoever ventures to attack this country as-! suits the obliteration of ids own {nation j "Win anyone knowingly take tius risk? I doot think sc." For the first time in history, said General Jenkins, there has emerged in (he form of the hydro gen bomb and the bomber thw can take it anywhere in the world "a fro~dng, eotrrsellirg d" i^rrent to general war, of such magnitude ana such terriWe de structive power that we are be ginning to se?- ?n era of peace which could well be the dawn c.f an end to all war." He then noted that for the first time in 20 veevs there is no active battlefield ffiry wh? re in t.lte world today. Halallatorv Power Why !?* t thta weapon the greet est threat, to us, since we tradi tionally never start a war but wait for the first blow to fall? General Jenkins asked. He answered it with another question: "With one airplane packing so much retalia tory power, can, an aggressor ac cept anything less than a 90 to 100 per cent knockout in his ini tial wave and hope to survive what follows?" The Air Force officer believes, he said, that the world 'is going through a historic transition pe riod from a dark age in which men dared to start war into an era m which they dare not . . . The prospective penalty for par ticipation in a general war or for being caught in the path of a war is complete annihilation for both sides. Even the most reckless leaders must surely pause when they contemplate this fact." Hopes for peace do not, the gen eral stressed, rest wholly on mili tary strength: "The greatest hopes for lasting peace lie in the concert of men who have the will to bring tliat condition about" If that will is locking or hedged about with terras that would ren der any agreement steals, then, said General Jenkins, there must I* "some instrumentality of re straint that will force a state of peace or. wwTOinp bnO'gercnts .. (Continued on Pag* 5) mmmmsma* tsbk ??? GENERAL JENKINS 4 POPPY SALE "Buddy poppi**" will be told all day Saturday on lb* streets of the business sec tion by members of the Aux iliary of John Boyd Post, Vet erans of Foreign Wat*. Pro ceeds of the sale are used for j charitable purposes In aiding < needy veterans and their < iamilies- i ? ! Great-Nephew Of Col. Alstori To ! Attend Meeting ! Other Kin Invited; \ Historical Assn. Will Meet Tuesday Three descendants of Col Phil- ; lip Alston, owner of the Deep River township "House in the Horseshoe" and participant in a Revolutionary War skirmish there, will be introduced to mem- 1 bers and guests of the Moore County Historical Association Tuesday night at the Southern Pines Library. The Association will convene at 8 p. m. for its ! first meeting since last Spring Mrs. Ernest Ives, president of the Association said this week that Lacy Alston of near Pitts boro, a great-nephew of the pa triot colonel, is expected and also Mrs. W. E. Futrell of Sanford, a great-great niece of Colonel Al ston, and her daughter, Alston Futrell. I The ALston House, slated to be come a state-owned historic site, is now owned by the Moore County Historical Association which has bejgun restoration work with funds contributed for that purpose. A repcrt on the project will be made at next week's meeting. The meeting was announced by Mrs. Ernest L. Ives, president of the Association, who will preside. She said that no formal program had been planned but that gen eral discussion of Association pro jects will be invited, with all | present urged to take part. j Peiliick Talks To Kiwanis; GoerchTo Speak December 10 At this week's meeting of the Sandhills KSwanis Club, Harry H Pethick of Southern Pines told fellow Kiwaruans of his experi ences in Indo-China where he represented the Standard Oil Company for many years. His de scriptions of the country and stories of hunting and shooting where game and birds are prolific were greatly enjoyed. He was pre sented to the club by Dr. Bruce Warlick. It was announced that Carl Goerch, co-pubhsher of The State magazine, will be the speaker at the annual Kiwanis 1-adies Night meeting to be held Friday night, December 10 in the Mid Club. Mink From Moore <1 .i.veii Mrs. Scott At Washington * A large delegation of Moore County residents joined the crowd of over 1,000 Tar Heels who gath ered at Washington, P. C. Mon day fo- the swesxing in ceremo nies of benator W. Kerr Scott and Sam J. Ervin, Jr. Included in the Moore County delegation were: T. Clyde Auman of West End, who presented a mink scarf to Mrs. Scott (made from mink skins trapped and pro cessed by Mrs. R. B. Jarvis of Carthage, Route S), John E. Me Council of Sou't?m Pines. T. Roy Phillips of Carthage, who present ed Sesurtoi Scott with a twist of tobacco, R H. Hymen of Peep Rive; township, R, N. Page in and C. A. (Tony) Huntley of Aberdeen, Mr. and Mr*. J. C. Stanley. Jr., of Carthage Route 1, Mr. w.i Mrs. 3. 3. Monrcc a! Cameron and others. II. L* Brooks Shot In Back At Rural Store Youths Held; Victim Has 'Good Chance' R. L. Brooks, about 60, mana ger of a store in the rural Lobelia :omm unity east of Vass in Hoke bounty, was shot twice Tuesday morning in the back. He survived md is a patient at Moore County rlospital. Arrested and held for further investigation are two teen-age tfegro boys, cousins who live ivithm sight of the store, Alvi3 Faulk and Irvin McLeod. They ire in jail at Raefcrd. While the motive for the shoot ing was uncertain, it was appar ;ntly robbery. The boys fled when Brooks, though shot twice with .22 calibre bullets through the right lung, walked to his nearby home before he collapsed Shot In Back According to reports from neighbors in the community, the boys entered the store and bought some cheese, with Faulk carrying a single shot .22 calibre rifle. They then asked for rifle cart ridges and, when the manager turned to get them from the back of the store, he was shot in the back. He was shot again in the back as he left the store for his home, it was reported, both bul lets passing through the right lung. ? That foci Atvis i auik has shot me," Brooks' wife quoted him as saying as he entered their home. He recognized both boys and gave their names to investigating offi cers. The attending physician at Moore County Hospital said Thursday morning that Brooks was improving though still in "rather critical" condition. He was given "an excellent chance of recovering" by the doctor Thursday. Brooks was in profound shock when he entered the hospital, the physician said, but has come out of it well, after many blood trans fusions. Bullets In. Body Both bullets are still in his body, the physician said, but are not in dangerous places, so sur gery for their removal will prob ably not be undertaken at this time. The doctor said that it is hoped the lung wcunds would heal them selves and not require surgery. This, he said, is possible The store where the shooting took place is owned by N. M. Mc Keithan of Aberdeen who also has a business establishment at Vass. VFW Renews Its Appeal For Toys Fred Hall, chairman of the Christ mas Cheer committee of the John Boyd Post, Veterans of Foreign Wars, this week repeated an ap peal to the public for broken or old toys which can be repaired or painted for Christmas gifts to children in needy local families Toys may be left on the porch of the post home opposite the post office on New York Ave. Hall said that the committee is preparing barrels to be placed in grocery stores for food gifts to go in Christmas baskets the post will distribute, working in cooperation with the county welfare depart : ment. The chairman also said that Drove 42, BPO Does, will aid in the Christmas basket project this year. CAP CADET DANCE There will be a dance at the Civic Club tomorrow fSaturday) night beginning at 8 o'clock, spon sored by Civil Air Patrol cadets, who are seeking to raise funds for the purchase of uniforms. Dance music will be furnished by Jim Hatch and The Downbeats There will be refreshments. MEMOmRJ. SERVICE The public is invited to attend the crnu;l memorial service for deceased members of the lodge, to be held Sunday at 2 p. m. in the Country Club by the South ern Pines Slks Lodge. The service I !s ine of the major ceromonies of ! the lodge's year

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