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Sets New Record
Evenis End Monday
Bill Lake Guard To
Remain To Sept. 5
The 1955 municipal summer
recreation program will end Mon
day, Director Irie Leonard pointed
out today, following record-break
ing participation by adults and
youngsters in a wide variety of ;
outdoor and indoor activities
since June 13.
Mr. Leonard stressed that the
Southern Pines lake off Mialarid
Road will continue to have a
qualified lifeguard, Jimmy Men
zel, on duty from 1 to 6 p.m.
through September 5.
The West Southern Pines recre
ation program will wind up Mon
day with athletic tournaments
from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. and an ex
hibit of articles macte in Mrs.
Stubbie knitting class, from 11:30
a.m. tc 1 p.m., said J. C. Hasty,
E. T. Clark and Mr. Hasty will
superyise the tournament compe
tition in croquet, tennis, horse
shoes and ping pong on the West
Southern Pines school campus.
The exhibit will put on display
such knitted articles as sweaters,
skirts, scarves, stoles, caps, poek
etbooks, doilies and glooves.
"We- are very grateful to the
Recreation Committee for making
the fund available for our recrea
tional program," said the West
Southern Pines director, "and to
Mr. Walden for permitting us to
use his lake."
Draws Most Interest
Director Leonard said that the
adult Softball league?a new fea
ture of the summer recreation
program this year?drew more in
terest than any one feature of the
summer's schedule The Holli
day's and Air-Ground School
teams play their second game of a
championship series tonight at
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Starts Next Week;
Boys Urged Report
Football practice for the de
fending state six-man champions,
of Southern Pines, will start at 9
a. m. Thursday of next week,
Head Coach Irie Leonard an
All high school boys and boys
enrolling in Southern Pines High
Schoc-l for the first time?eithet
as transfer students or up from
Junior High School?are urged to
report at the field house to draw
equipment next Thursday.
All boys planning to report are
asked to get their physical exam
inations before practice starts
This is very important, Coach
Several lcttermen are expectec
back this year, but Coach Leon
ard expects all boys interested ir
footbal to report for practice
"The younger boys will be th<
Blue Knight stars of the future,"
An attractive schedule for thif
year?to be announced nex'
week?features six home games
including the opener with Max
ton. Friday night, September 9
Two games away are scheduled
All home games this year wil
be played on Friday nights, start
ing at 8 p. m.
USAF TEAM WINS
FIRST OF SERIES
Barring an Interruption by
Hurricane Connie, tha second
game of tha two out of throw
series between HoWdey's
Chick* and tho USAF Aix
Ground School teams, for tbo
local Softball championship,
trill he played tonight (Thurs
day) at 8 o'clock, on Momorial
Fial.i. A preliminary ladias'
game, also second In a sat las
will feature tha ladles' All
Star* and tha Hill Top Joker
?flat at 7 p.m. Tha All-Stan
beat the Jokerettas 7-4 on
In the opanar of tha man's
series Tuesday night, tha Air
Ground School defaated Hoi
H Kotlidays Chicks win to
night. fired game of tha series
is set bar Friday at ? tMra.
HEAVY DAMAGES?Mrs. Leo J. DeLoria of""
Southern Pines, driver of the 1953 Oldsmobile
shown at left, was reported recovering at St.
Joseph'? Hospital this week from injuries re
ceivcd when her car was in a head-on collision
with the trailer-truck at right of picture. The
wreck occurred on No. 1 highway, north of
Southern Pines, Sunday of last week. This
photo was made by a highway patrolman not
long after the accident. Property damage was
estimated at $2,500 for the car and $7,000 for the
truck and trailer. The truck driver was not
hurt. M?, tSeLoria's left arm was broken and
she suffered multiple contusions of the knees. 1
Her injuries required a three-hour operation.
TO MEET THIRD TUESDAYS
PTA Sets Programs
The Southern Pines Parent
Teacher Association will hold its
first meeting of the new school
year on Thursday, September 15,
at 8 p. m. in the school auditori- -
lum, the executive board an
nounces. The Board also an
Jnounces a change in the time of
meeting from the fourth Thurs
day in each month to the third ,
The program committee, com
posed of Dr. R. M. McMillan,
chairman, Jimmy Hobbs, incom
ing president, Mrs. Nancy Marley,
first vice-president, Mrs. W. P.
Davis, and A. C. Dawson, school
superintendent, met last Friday
night and outlined the following
proograms for the school year:
September?"What Kind of
Home-School Partnership Do We
Oct. 16 Set As
Birth Date In
School Entry Law
| Attention is called this week by
County Supt. of Schools H. Lee
Thomas to the fact that a child,
to enter the first grade in Sep
tember, must be six years old not
later than Oteober 16, instead of
' October 1 as announced last Week.
The State Board of Education
| meeting last Thursday restored
the sixth-birthday limit to Octo
jber 16, the same as in previous
, I years.
The limit had been moved up
IS days by the General Assembly,
' in a new law which also contain
ed a provision that the date could
[ be changed by the State Board of
Education if it so desired. The
( new date would have cut down
the size of the first grade classes
[ by a small number for this one
i year, which the State Board ap
parently decided would solve no
j peal problems for the schools and
t might create new ones.
So, as before, youngsters wbo
' will Vtf,PAme v vears old on or
before October 16 will enter the
first grade this fall.
Well lined Up
Teaching staffs of schools in the
Moore County system were well
lined up by the first of this week,
with only eight vacancies still ex
isting, said Supt. H. Lee Thomas
There were two vacancies at the
Cameron school, two at Robbins.
two at Westmoore and two at
Highfalls, all of which he antici
pated would soon be filled.
Most of the schools' former
teachers, and all but one of the
principals, are returning. The de
parting principal is R. t. Sigmon,
who is leaving the Cameron school
to go to the Endy school in Stan
ly county. He is being replaced
at Cameron by T. K. Holmes, prin
cipal at Highfalls for the past
three years. Taking Holmes'
place at Hightails will be Harold
T. Hickman, who has been teach
ing there for the past several
?For Coming Year
October?"Free From Physical
November?"What Is Happen
ing In Education?" with emphasis
on remedial reading.
January ? "Juvenile Protec
el on "Extracurricular Activities."
April?"Arts, Crafts and Hob
bies For Fun."
May?Election of officers and
annual reports. Speakers and de
tails to be announced.
It was decided to have.a ques
tion box at each meeting, in
which people can drop questions
on any matter, and these will be
discussed at the following meet
To Be Managed By
C. A. McLaughlin
1 J. Addison Smith, retired build
ing contractor, of Greensboro,
I who owns the Belvedere Hotel
(here, said this week that he has
signed a five-year lease for opera
tion of the hotel with C. A. Mc
Laughlin of Southern Pines, effec-1
tive September 1.
Mr. McLaughlin, who operates
the Style Mart men's and boys',
clothing store located in the hotel
building, will be active manager \
of the hotel, Mr. Smith said.
The present managers, A. C.!
Reed and his sister, Miss Helen
Reed, will retire from the hotel
business at the end of this month.
They have a new home here and
will continue to live in Southern
Mr. Smith said that extensive
interior and exterior improve
ments will be undertaken at the
Belvedere which is located on the
corner of Pennsylvania Ave. and
S. W. Broad St. Work on the im
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Teacher List is
To Open Sept, 7
Appointment of Miss Hen
rietta Mclver of Lee County
as one of three third-grade
teachers in Southern Pines
elementary school completes
the list of teachers for the
coming year. All other ele
mentary and high school
teachers for 1955-'56 were
named in last week's Pilot.
Schools in East and West
Southern Pines will open
Wednesday, September 7. A
typographical error in last
week's Pilot listed the day in
correctly as September 3, al
though the correct date ap
peared in a headline.
A. C. Dawson, superintend
ent of local schools, this week
was attending the superin
tendent's conference at Mans
Project Now Has
Final approval if federal aid in
a $450,000 building and improve
ment program at Moore County
i Hospital was received by hospi
tal officials this week from the
U. S. Public Health Service, Tom
Howerton, administrator, said to
The information came in a tele
gram and confirming letter from
Rep. C. B. Deane, he said. Com
bined with approval by the State
Medical Care Commission, receiv
ed previously and also restated
this week, the federal action
means full and final approval for
the whole project.
Half the funds for the project
will come from federal aid, X4.4
per cent from the state and the
remainder from donated local
funds which are on hand.
Letting Of <
Set Aug. 23 ,
The State Highway Commission -
this week advertised for bids on
the No. 1 highway by-pass project
Contract for the job is sched
uled to be let Tuesday, August 23. i
Highway commissioners will meet i
Thursday, August 25, in Raleigh
to canvass the low bids received, i
While it was known that Forrest ]
Lockey of Aberdeen, 8th Division !
highway commissioner, was try- i
ing to push the by-pasa work i
through as soon as possible, there
was no previous assurance that it
would be on the August letting.
Officials here were highly pleased
when this was revealed this week.
The work -.vili involve 5.16
miles of grading and structures in
relocating No. 1 highway from a
point, on the south, at the Fair
way Motor Court to a junction
with the present No. 1 highway
County Proud Of
In Title Effort
After a gallant 9-8 victory over
Raleigh Little Leaguers Tuesday,
the Moore County Little League
All-Stars lost their bid for the
State title Wednesday when Gas
tonia rolled over the Moore boys,
14-2, at Freedom Park in Char
Moore County's scoring came
in the sixth inning when Ronnie
Gilmore of Bobbins belted a two
run homer, with two outs. The
clout spoiled a possible shutout
for Gastonia's Phil Nolen.
Gastonia goes to the regional
playoffs at Rome, Ga. Winner
there will take part in the "Little
World Series" at Williamsport,
The Moore County State run
ners-up come home to meet the
pride of the local fans, however.
The All-Stars, picked from the
Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Car
thage and Robbins teams of the
Moore County Little League, de
feated the Aberdeen League All
Stars; then, at Hickory, setting
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E. B. McDonald
Of Legion Post
Edgar Benford McDonald of
Southern Pines, commander of
,Sandhill Post 134, American Le
gion, was re-elected at a meeting
1 Tuesday night to serve as com
mander for 1956, reports Lloyd L.
Woolley, Legion adjutant.
Serving as 1st Vice Commander
will be Henry L. Graves, and 2nd
Vice Commander Alden G. Bow
: er. Installations will not be made
i until the third Tuesday in Sep
tember. date of the next meeting.
I Other officers and positions arc
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NEWS PHOTO DRAWS LETTERS OF PROTEST
Puppy Here Center Of National Attention
A little mongrel puppy that was
sent to Southern Pines from Cali
fornia last week has touched off
a nation-wide storm of protest,
after an Associated Press photo
showed an unhappy boy saying
good-bye to the dog at an airport.
Published over the nation, the
photo depicts Rod Wilson, 11, with
head bent and grieving expression
and the puppy, Smokey, half in
his shipping crate on which is
printed, "Please Feed My Dog."
Clippings of the photo, with
comments and a few long letters
have been received by The Pilot
during the past week, all protest
ing, in varying degrees of emo
tion, the action that parted the
boy and the dog. Letters came
from San Francisco, Baltimore,
Indiana, Illinois. Missouri, Ari
zona, and Allentown, Pa.
The caption of the pictures
states that the pup was claimed
from an animal shelter et Bur
bank, Calif., by the boy "when its
former owner died" and that It
was being sent to the man's moth
er in Southern Pines, at her re
Local inquiry revealed that the
pup's owner had been Calvert
Wilson, former Southern Pines
resident who died a tragic death
in the Mojave Desert in Califor
n\a, in June. He was the son of
Mr. and Mrs. Frank H. Wilson of
During the three days that Mr.
Wilson was lost in the desert,
when his jeep stalled and he died
trying to get aid for his compan
ions and himself, the pup was in
Mr. Wilson's wholesale restaurant
business location where it was
found by Roderick J. Wilson (no
relation to the local family), a
friend and associate of Calvert
Mrs. Clyde Phipps of Southern
Pines, sister of Mr. Wilson who
resides with her parents at 175 W.
Connecticut Ave., told the Pilot
that Roderick J. Wilson had called
her and told her he wss. sending
the dog to Mrs. Frank Wilson be
cause he knew it had been Cal
vert Wilson's intention to take the
dog to Southern Pines on a trip
he had been planning to make
Mrs. Phipps quoted Roderick
Wilson as saying his son, Rod.
who is pictured unhappily in the
news photo, has two other dogs
and implied that the pup would
be no great loss to the Wilson
family in California.
Mrs. Phipps said that her moth
er did not write to have the dog
sent, but that she has enjoyed
seeing it, as it was the only thing
that belonged to her son thst the
family here has been able to ob
tain from California.
| Mrs. Phipps said tiiat the pup
had originally belonged to young
Rod Wilson, but that he had given
it to Calvert Wilson who was to
have given him a bicycle as a
trade. However, Mr. Wilson's
death intervene J ard the boy
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Highway Commission Advertises
For Bids On Local By-Pass Work
outh of Skyline and north of
Southern Pines. The by-pass
?oute follows the MeDeed's Creek
avine between East and West
The town council has previously
ipproved the by-pass route which
vas laid out by highway engi
neers as the best that could be
found in this area for eliminating
the May Street traffic bottleneck
in Southern Pines.
Tile project is one of 17 on
which the State this week adver
tised for bids?and tfca only pro
ject of the 17 in this area.
Connie Heading To Sandhills?
To what extent Hurricane Con
he would affect this area could
rot be predicted at noon today.
The 11 a.m. hurricane advisory
.if the Weather Bureau at Miami
placed the storm 110 miles south,
southeast of Wilmington, moving
north, northwest at six or seven
miles per hour.
Central pressure of the storm
was reported reduced; also said
to be lower was speed of -winds at
its center, then reported as 100
miles per hour. The storm was
slated to hit the coast between
Myrtle Beach and Wilmington to
Brig. Gen. Pearson Menoher,
chairman of the disaster commit
tee of the Moore County Bed
Cross chapter, early this after
noon asked that Red Cross disas
ter personnel stand by and be ]
available by telephone tonight i
Garland McPherson, chairman |
of the Red Cross chapter, said that
the- chapter is ready to meet the
challenge of the hurricane if it
hits this area.
Col. Don Madigan. local Civil
Defense director, was out of town
The Pinehurst-Southern Pines
squadron of the Civil Air Patrol
has been alerted, along with the
entire North Carolina Wing of the
CAP, to be ready to render assist
ance where needed Portable elec
tric generating equipment of the
local squadron is one of its most
valuable assistance items.
Col. C. H. teurkhead, locai
"ham" radio operator, told The
Pilot this week that the amateur
operators of the State have organ
ized a net that will handle emer
gency calls only, when the hurri
cane strikes. Operator of Station
W4GTII, the colonel said that he
had been in contact with amateurs
up and down the coast.
Sandhill Invitational Tennis Tourney
To Attract Net Stars Here Next Week
The Eighth Annual Sandhill
Invitational Tennis Tournament
will be held next Wednesday
through Saturday, bringing some
of the top players of several states
to the local courts.
While most of the official en
tries will not be in until this week
end, it is anticipated that both de-,
fending champions " will be on
In Shooting Of
Roy Home, 55
' Roy Fred Home, 55, of Lake
view, was reported recovering in
Moore County Hospital this week
from two pistol wounds in his
chest and a third wrist wound.
Elsie Elizabeth Cummings, 31.
sister of Home's 32-year-old
wife is under $500 bond, charged
with the shooting which took
place about 8 a. m. Monday in the
small grocery store that Home
operates at Vass. She has been
employed at the store.
Details of the shooting are
vague. The woman, unmarried
and a member of Home's house
hold for around 14 years, is quo
ted as saying that Home drew
the pistol, a .38 caliber gun, on
her and that she knocked it from
[his hund. recovered it, and ad
mittedly, shot him.
Persons who reached the scene
early reported Home as saying
that he did not want her punish
ed, that he was to blame.
Arrested Tuesday morning on
a charge of felonious assault with
[a deadly weapon inflicting seri
ous and permanent injury, the
[woman was placed in jail at Car
thage for about an hour, until
bond was made.
A warrant charging Home with
assault with a deadly weapon by
pointing a pistol at Elsie Eliza
beth Cummings has been issued,
a spokesman for the sheriffs of
fice reports, but had not been
served up to Tuesday afternoon
because of Home's condition.
Police Chief A. R. Lnubscher
of Vass and Deputy Sheriff A. W.
MRS. LUCAS. 74
KILLED BY AUTO
Mrs. Nellie Clotsy Litems. 74.
was instantly killed w hen she
ww struck by an automobile
Wednesday night near her
home In the Rowland com
munity, Aberdeen. Route 1.
She Is surrired by her hus
band. R. L Luewi three
daughters and one son.
Requiem sin will be sung
at the Sacred Heart Catholic
Church. Pinahurst. at 9 aau
Saturday by lather Trotter.
Invasligatlng officer* could
not be r endued far further In
formation this morning.
hand, fighting to keep the tro
phies they retained in tough con
tests a year ago.
Bill Umstaedter of Abbeville,
S. C., eighth-ranked men's singles
player in the South, has two legs
on the W. M. Storey Memorial
trophy and is expected to try for
a third win and permanent pos-'
session. His chief challenger may
be the same as last year?Sam
Daniel, who has in the interval
climbed to sixth ranking, two
notches above Umstaedter For
prerly of Columbia, S. C., Daniel
has recently moved to Gastonia
and will rate as a Tar Heel entry.
Audrey West Brown of South
ern Pines, who last year won the
women's singles trophy for the
third time, becoming its perma
nent owner, will defend her title
in her bid for the new cup This
trophy is donated by Mr. and Mrs.
H. L. Brown, parents of Audrey,
and, like her, founding members
of the sponsoring Sandhill Ten
She may have rough going, as
entries now on hand include two
topflight women players who will
be participating in the Sandhill
tournament for the first time
These are Louise Fowler and Eve
lyn Cowan, of Covington, Ga.,
champion women's doubles team
1 of their state, each high-ranked in
singles in the South.
Also expected to return to the
local courts is 17-year-old Janie
Haynie, of Belton, S. C., who cop
ped the Junior Sandhill singles
trophy here last month and went
on the following week to defeat
Audrey Brown in finals of the
North Carolina Open at Asheville.
Audrey beat Janie in semifinals
of the South Carolina Open in
Among well-known men play
ers expected to return to the 19E5
Sandhill Invitational are Whit
Cobb, of Durham, former state in
tercollegiate champion, now pres
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Truck Takes Dip
Into Local I<ake
?Tames Hutchins, 30-year-old
white man of Carthage, took an
unexpected cool-off in the South
ern Pines lake commonly known
as the Swan pond last Monday
when the 1952 Dodge pickup
truck which he was driving went
out of control on the down grade,
struck Life Guard Jimmy Men
zel's car, parked on the shoulder
of the road, and went on into the
Hutchins, who was headed west
on Highway 2, came through un
injured. He was placed in Jail to
be tried in recorders oourt on
charges of careless and reckless
driving causing an accident where
property damage was done and
having no valid operator's li
Damage to llmttTi twr w*? ??
limited at around I17S.