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PRINT SHOP SHAMBLES?Fire Chief Har
old B. Fowler (wearing fireman's hat) examines
damage in the Jellison Press plant after Mon
if ? !
day night's destructive fire. In the background
is L. S. Rowell, a veteran member ot the local
volunteer department. (Photo by Humphrey)
y Fire Wreck
Damages approaching $50,000
were reported by S. R. Jellison
after a fire and explosion wreck
ed the Jellison Press shop at 135
N. E-. Broad St., Monday night.
First evidence of the destructive
blaze came at 10:15 p.m. when ac
cumulated gases from a smoulder
1 ing paper fire exploded to blow
out the main front show window
of the shop, scattering glass over
the sidewalk and cars parked on
Responding to an alarm, local
volunteer firemen spent two
hours at the site, confining the
damage to the interior of the i
building, a printing establishment 1
containing many thousands of
dollars worth of paper supplies .
I and printing machinery.
As luck would have it, a very
large order- of printing had been
completed Monday and was stack- ]
ed for delivery, making the dam- <
ages greater than would normally (
have been the case ,
Fire Chief H. B. Fowler said ,
that fire started from an unknown 1
cause, apparently smouldering for :
some time, building up smoke and '
gas pressure that eventually ex- 1
ploded. Mr. Jellison was quoted '
as saying he had been in the shop ,
as late as 6 p.m. and saw no sign J
of fire. j
Chief Fowler said it was a hard :
fire to fight because the smoke ]
was so dense the building could '
not be entered and it was not pos- 1
sible to see the source of the firi
within. Firemen turned hoses 01
the ceiling, spraying water to
ward suspected location of thi
While some smoke enterei
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SUSAK LEOHARD WINS
Susan Leonard of Souther
Pines was winner of the Interim
diate Class in the gymkhana hal
at the riding ring of the Caroiin
Hotel in Pinehurst April 9. In lai
week's Pilot it was incorrect!
stated that she wen the reserv
championship. Susan won th
championship in a ride-off wit
Russel! Williams, with whom sh
was tied at 21 points, makin
Russell the reserve champion i
NO NEWS NOW
W. Lamont Brown, chair
man of a citizens committee
seeking to work out an ar
rangement with the Federal
government that would allow
the USAF Air-Ground Opera
tions School to remain in
Southern Pines, said Thurs
day that negotiations in
Washington are continuing
but that there is at present
no news as to the outcome.
The school now occupies
the Highland Pines Inn un
der a lease that will expire
June 30 and has been direct
ed to prepare to move to
Keesler Air Force Base, Bil
Meet At West End
The Sandhill Wildlife Club will
sold its monthly meeting Friday
evening, April 29, in the school
cafeteria at West End, where
Women of the Church of West
End Presbyterian church will
prepare and serve supper start
rig at 7:30. The meeting is being
sponsored by the West End Lions
dub, and anyone wishing to at
tend is asked to notify Lion I.
P. Hortor. at West End to make
s reservation, at $1 per plate.
Everyone interested in the wild
life program in county and State
is invited A program is being
prepared by Paul C. Butler, of the
p I program comramee.
450 From Moore
11To Be In Circus
Boy Scouts, Cub Scouts and Ex
plorers from Moore County will
join several thousand other boys
J'i from the 12-county Oceoneechee
Council at the State Fair arena in
^ | Raleigh Saturday night to take
aipart in a gigantic "Scout Circus."
5t| Thirty units with a membership
y | of about 450 boys will go from
e; Moore County, said Jim Wilson,
ie district executive. Nine Negro
h troops are included,
e Scouts throughout the county
K are selling tickets. Aubrey John
n son of Aberdeen is ticket chair
I Dr. Rosser Honored With Plaque
^ Mt. HOSSER
Dr. Robert G. Rosser, u practic
ing physician in Vara from May
18X9, until his retirenjent a few
months ago because of ill health
wa3 honored at a "dedication din
ner" in the Vats community
house Tuesday night, with more
than 130 in attendance. They
came from a dozen towns and
communities In Moore, Lee and
Hoke counties Now a patient at
the Pine hurst Convalescent Home.
Dr. Rosser was unable to be pres
?; The di nner was sponsored by the
Vass Lions Club and highlighted
by the presentation of a plaque
In appreciation of Dr. Rosser"* 35
years of service to the communi
ty as "skilled physician, wise
counselor and understanding
friend." Presentation was by Lion
W. E. Gladstone, who spoke with
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Being Given To
Administration of the Salk po
lio vaccine to first and second
grade pupils in schools of Moore
County began Wednesday when
306 white youngsters from Car
thage, Cameron, Farm Life and
Vass-Lakeview schools were tak
en to Carthage to get their shots
at the County health center.
Only those pupils whose parents
have signed consent statements
are being given the free shots?
1,505 of them for tire county as a
whole. Private physicians are as
sisting Dr. J. W. Willcox, health
officer, and the health department
staff, on a voluntary basis.
Going to Carthage for shots
Thursday were white children
from Southern Pines, Pinehurst,
Aberdeen, Robbins and Highfalls
Plans called for administration
of the vaccine to first and second
graders from all the Negro ele
mentary schools of the county to
Monday's schedule is for white
students in West End, Westmorl -
and Eagle Springs schools, as well
as those from several private
schools in the county.
Provision will be made for chil
dren who were unable to accom
pany their school groups to Car
thage for some reason, said Dr.
Willcox, but he said the procedure
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By Council To
Faw Details Ycl
At a specially called meeting,
held at the town hall last Thurs-j
day, the town council voted to ap- i
prove a resolution pledging!
Southern Pines to pay its share of
the costs of the new Highway 1
route through town.
Mayor Lloyd Clark, and Coun-j
cilman W. E. Blue, C. S. Patch, |
Jr., and Joe O'Callaghan voted
for the resolution, with Council
man Volt Gilmore abstaining,
asking for a week's delay.
The town's share is one third of
the costs of rights-of-way within
the town limits. This will include,
besides rights-of-way of property
directly on the route, whatever
land must be included in the con
struction of access roads
For a map of the proposed
by-pass route and list cf
; property owners along the
right of way, see page 8.
or ramps and lanes leading
to intersections, where they ex
tend beyond the state's 250-foot
right-of-way; also costs of any
planting or landscaping of the
area and whatever reconstruction
of town facilities. . . water and
sewer lines. . . the project caiflf
Present at the meeting, besides
the members of the council and
the town manager, were T. G
Poindexter, division engineer of '
the Highway Department, and f
Deputy Consultant Johnson. k
Mayor Lloyd Clark opened the ]
meeting, saying that tire highway
officials were in attendance to an- i
surer questions in order that the i
eouncilmen might be fully in
formed before voting 011 the pro
posed resolution.. The first ques- t
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Cancer Campaign I
Is Falling Short
Many who usually contribute ?
to the local drive of the American .
Cancer Society have not yet done '
so. Mrs. J. S. MiUikeiv chairman, '
pointed out this week. c
Only $280 toward a quota of (
$600 have been received in re- 1
sponse to letters sent out two 1
weeks ago, the chairman said. She I
asked all who have not contribut
ed to send their checks at once 1
to her at Box 55, Southern Pines
AGAIN TO BE KNOWN AS 'THE PADDOCK' j
Miss Eleonora Sears Buys Big Cardy Estate
Miss Eleonora Sears, noted
horsewo?nan and racing enthusi
ast of Massachusetts, has signed
contracts to purchase Vernon
Valley Farm, s 170-acre estate
arid horse-breeding farm off Bcth
esda Road, ju3t east of Southern
Formerly known as The Pad
deck, the property was offered at
$130,000 by its present owner, Ver
rf5n G. Cardy, who bought the
place in 1SM6.
The property includes a riding
, ring modeled after the Wanamak
er Oval, flat, hurdle and steeple
chase courses, and sixteen jumps
i George H. Leonard Jr of the Re
sort Realty & Development Co.
cf Southern Pines is the broker
in cooperation with Previews,
Inc., national real estate market
For Show Horses
Miss Sears will use Vernon
Valley Farm for her show horses
which include some of America's
outstanding jumpers. In addition
she has a stable cf race horses |
among them the $190,000 Tar
joman. Mahout and Tudorka. Her ,
racing stables are Kincsem Acres
in Santa Barbara, Calif., and
Burrland Farm near Middleburg,
Mr. Cardy owns the Cardy hunt ,
team which won the Amory Has- (
kell Trophy three times in Madi- ?
son Square Garden. With the sale i
of Vernon Valley Farm he will .
retire from the show ring '
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! MAI T HOUSE AT THE PADDOCK, FORMERLY VERWON VALLEY FARM.
fowsi Primary Scheduled Monday; 1
15 Candidates Seek Council Seats |
To End At 9
Voters of the town of Southern
Pines will go to the poll* Monday
to nominate 10 candidates lor
town council in the municipal
election May 3.
Using machines for voting for
the first time in Southern Pines,
citizens will vote for five out of 15
candidates in the primary. The
10 receiving the highest votes will
be the May 3 candidates.
Polls will be open Monday from
6:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Dan Sears of the Automatic
Voting Machine Co. of Jamestown,
N. V., will be on hand to explain
the simple operation of the ma
chines, using a demonstrator mod
el similar to the machines.
Four machines will be used, !
vhich the town is renting at a to
e) cost of $300 for the next year,
fhe town may buy the machines, ?
etting the rental apply on pur
chase price, or may continue rent
ng by the year.
Heglstraiion To End
Mrs Frank Kay lor, registrar,
laid that legistration has been ,
ight during the past week. The
looks will be open at the fire sta
ion until 9 p.m. Saturday as well
ts all day today (Friday).
New voters from the Knollwood
and annexed areas are reminded
,o register. Newcomers in town
must also register in order to be
able to vote Monday or on May 3.
Registration on the Southern
Pines precinct books, for county
tnd general elections, does not
entitle a person to vote in a mu
nicipal election, it was pointed
out. There is a separate book for i
Mayor L. T. Clark paid his
tiling fee shortly befo*? tiling
lime for candidates in the
municipal town council elec
tion ended lest Friday after
noon, bringirtg to IS she num
ber of candidates in She pri
They ore: W, E. Blue, Har
ry W. Chatfieid. Jr., I? T,
Clark, Stanley T. Dunn. Volt
Gilrnore, T. T. Hayes, Jr? Mrs.
B. M. Harrington. Jimmy
Hc-bbs. Nancy H. Mar ley.
Brig. Gen. Pearson Menoher,
T. T. Morse, Harry H. Pathick.
Bryan Poe. D. G. Siuis and J.
Graves Vann. Jr.
Turn to pages 20 and 21 foe
fiirtJwr irifftrmiiiiAn nlr
lures of each candidal*.
Voters Can Meet
Voters of Southern Pines get
ting their Piiots before Thursday
ight are reminded of the "Meet
he-Candidates" meeting under
uspices of the League of Wom
n Voters at 8 p.m. Thursday in
leaver Auditorium All 15 ean
idates fj the municipal primary
londay have been invited to at
snd. Mrs. Graham Culbreth was
s preside for the League and W.
). Sabiston, Carthage attorney,
/as to be moderator. An oppor
unity for questions was planned.
MAP OF HEAVEN?Mrs. Wallace Irwin smiles as she dis- J
plays a "map of Paradise" in a Bible published in Holland in 1
1643 and used during the following century in the Dutch Reform
ed Church at New York, The book, owned by Mr. and Mrs. Irwin,
is oSp of a number of old items, all with an American background, j
to ber displayed in a rare book and document exhibition at the
Southern Pines Library Saturday and Sunday. Open to the pub
lie, the exhibit will be pn view all day Saturday and from noon j
to 5 p.m. on Sunday. With Mrs. Irwin as chairman, the planning j
committee include* Mrsi L. T. Avery, Mrs. Reid Healy and Miss i
(Lockie Parker. A collection of Theodore Roosevelt's works, a i
collection of the writings of Walter Hines Page, early American
editions of classics, the first collection of Thomas Jefferson's ;
writings, and many other interesting items of Americana will be t
on display. . (Pilot Staff Photo) 1
Stacy Brewer, 71,
Pounder Of Pilot,
Dies At Carthage
funeral servic s were held at
he Carthage Presbyterian Church
Saturday afternoon for Stacy
irewcr, 71, retired newspaper
nan and former legislator, who
ounded The Pilot at Vass in 1920.
The Rev. W. S. Golden, pastor
the church, officiated and buri
il was in Cross Hill Cemetery,
larthage. Mr. Brewer had been
n failing health for several years,
'allbearers were Atlas Eastwood
>f Lakeview, Jimmy Davis of
Carthage, John C. Frye of Rob
>ins, Charles MacLeod and Char
ie Frye, bcth of Carthage, and
Jan S. Ray of Southern Pines.
About 1928, Mr. Brewer sold
.'he Pilot to Nelson Hyde, who is
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Ordered Closed; !
Earl E. Hubbard, Federal In
ternal Revenue representative
who has been stationed in South
ern Pines for the past four years,
was notified Wednesday that the
office here, located in the base
ment of the post office would be
closed some time prior to the end
Mr Hubbard had previously
been notified that he was to be
transferred, to Greensboro late in
j May, but did not know that the
local office was to be closed. The
Revenue Service is closing a
number of other small offices
throughout the state, in the inter
ests of economy and service to
larger communities said to need
Mr. Hubbard said that he is
selling his house here and that
se and his wife and 16-rnonths
ild daughter will move to -i
jrcensboro May 27. He is a mem
oer of the Rotary Club and the
soard of stewards of the Southern r
Pines Methodist Church and is
active in Boy Scout work.
GOOD POPPY BALK n
One of the most successful pop- a
sy sales every held here was re- e
sorted this week by the American V
I*gicm Auxiliary wt^bee mem- d
rers sold poppies on the street k
Saturday. Total proceeds, which ti
jo to aid disabled veterans and t<
reedy children of veterans, were E
iisted as $271 44. Appreciation ?
was expressed to all who helped, ti
Youth Week Services Start Monday
Detailed plans have been sn
iounced for activities of Youth
Week which will open Monday,
vith conjuration of several local
hurchea, with headquarter at
Srownson Memorial Presbyterian
The Rev. Joe Flora, minister of
?duration at the First Presbyte
ian Church, Greensboro, will con
luct nightly services Monday
All young people in Southern
5mes and this area are Invited.
Young people actively involved
n. planning the activities of Youth
Week are from the Presbyterian,
JpptUt and Episcopal churches
ind the Church of Wide Fellow ?
While he is in Southern Pines,
At Flora will stay at the home of
>r. W C. Tlirimom, pastor of the
Ihureh of^ Wide Fellowship
jurichcs, nippers and refresh
fContinued on page 51
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