North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
SLOW DOWN AND ? M tf&tafc ? Iff Jkpf| SLOW DOWN AND
LIVE, HELP STOP T U | I QT ?? HELP STOP
mmtWAV nraTTT" a ?( ? XsSi?^E?H ffl PI ill iriir-_x,ia
HIGHWAY DEATHS ? U~J l?1 ^#- ^BPX K'-" * HIGHWAY DEATHS
VOL. 38- NoTu TWENTY-TWO PAGES SOUTHERN PINES, N. CL THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 22. 1955 TWENTY-TWO PAGES PRICE TEN CENTS
1ri>: ,-,-- --|-ii,- -|li r] 1 "mii?r-r 7?iT~1 immTr - ??- .sT^T-., ? ? . , "" -.Tli1 - ^mP-f^-rv^-^mrrrrrr-T-r^ im ir~r-T~i r ? ? vi ? ?????Trmrr.T.-r-. ;=g-..-^
Shortage of Units
For Sale And Rent
Noted At Gathering
Mayor Voit Gilmore was for
mally requested by a group of
Interested persons meeting Tues
day to "take careful thought" and
select a committee to study local
housing problems and possible
solutions in detail.
Present for the conclave in
town hall were interested realtors
and builders, representatives of
Amerotron, Inc., and the USAF
Air-Ground Operations School,
the mavor, Councilmen L. T.
Clark and H. H Pethick, City
Manager Tom E. Cunningham and
While there was disagreement
on some points?such as whether
or not home financing was exces
sively difficult or costly in this
area?there was agreement that
there is a shortage of acceptable
rental housing, as well as homes
for sale at $15,000 or less.
Lt. Col. John J. Daunt, Jr., ex
ecutive officer at USAFAGOS
said that five officers at the
school are now looking for houses
and that anything they would
want to rent would cost them
about $120 per month, with heat
ing systems that cost from $70 to
$90 per month to operate.
Most airmen at the school
should pay $85 to $75 per month
for "decent rental property," Col
onel Daunt said, and most are
now renting what he terms un
satisfactory quarters. He also said
(Continued on Page 8)
Show To Be Seen
The big local talent variety
shew, "Holiday Ahoy!"?to be
presented Monday and Tuesday
nights at Weaver Auditorium?is
shaping up nicely in daily rehear
sals, reports Miss Nyla Ann Jes
ter, director, who has been put
ting a cast of locaV folks through
their paces during the past week.
Curtain time for the two shows
will be 8:13 p. m.
Sponsored by the Fellowship
Forum of the Church of Wide
Fellowship, for benefit i>f the
church, "Holiday Ahoy!" features
a large cast of Southern Pines
people who impersonate famous
TV, radio and movie celebrities,
as well as taking parts of sailors,
ccwbcys and Indians?even a
group of women who make up a
i native tribe on one of the Fiji is
A hitherto unannounced feature
of the entertainment is a 'Miss
Holiday Ahoy" contest in which
18 girls are entered?the winner
to be chosen by votes at a penny
apiece, to be deposited in a large
container at the Sandhill Drug
Co., 145 N. W. Broad St.
All the candidates fcr "Miss
I Holiday Ahoy" will appear on
stage both nights of the perform
ance. The winner will be crowned
Tuesday night, the second night
of the show, and will receive a
gown, photo portrait and other
The 19 girls entered in the con
test are: Diana Pearson, Jean
Bushby, Betty Tew, Phyllis Wil
(Continued on Page 8)
i ACTIVE IN YDC?Robert N. Page III, right, of Aberdeen, new
president of the Moore County YDC, and Dorothy Ann Swisher
of Southern Pines, first vice-president, enjoy a look at the 3955
YDC Handbook, fresh off the press. Voit Gilmore, center, of
Southern Pines, national YDC committeeman and outgoing Moore
president, was on the editorial board of the Handbook. Page is the
grandson of the late Congressman R. N. Page. Miss Swisher is a
former national VFW beauty queen whose interest has turned to i
politics. (Photo by V. Nicholson)
| Robert N. Page III Elected President
|Moore County Young Democratic Club
Committee To Study
Plan For Holding
Big Rally Next Year i
Robert N Page III of Aberdeen
as president heads a slate of five]
officers who were unanimously j
elected, unopposed, during the!
annual meeting of the Moore,
County Young Democratic Club,
at Carthage Friday night. The of !
j ficers will serve for the coming'
Mr. Page succeeds Voit Gilmore
of Southern Pines as Moore YDC |
; president. He was nominated by |
T. Roy Phillips of Carthage.
| '56 Elections
j A Democratic victory in 11)56
' was predicted Friday night by !
| State Treasurer Edwin Gill in an
i address to Moore County Young
I Democrats holding their annual
' meeting in the courthouse at Car
1 "If Adlai Stevenson continues ]
? to 'talk sense to the American j
people', not even the smile of;
President Eisenhower can stop
hiin," the state official said in a ?
speech that gave a forecast of a'
number of issues likely to plnv a
part in next ycor's campaigns.
But he emphasized "the impor
tance of struggle in polities, re
gardless of victory" and cited the
ca=e of Stevenson who, said Mr.
Gill, did more, in losing in 1952,
(Continued on page .5)
Other new officers are: first I
vice-president. Miss Dorothy Annj
Swisher of Southern Pines, nom-'
oted by J, Douglas David of j
pinebluff and replacing Mrs. John ;
L. Frye of Robbins; second vice
rrcsident, Ralph Steed of Rob
bins, nominated by L. T. Clark of
Southern Pines and replacing J.
V. Turbeville of Robbins; secre
tary, Miss Myrtle Frye of Carth
age, nominated by Mrs. Valerie
Nicholson of Southern Pines and
replacing Miss Bess McCaskill of j
Carthage; and treasurer, T. Roy j
Phillips of Carthage, nominated!
by Mr. David and replacing Paul!
Butler of Southern Pines.
The meeting authorized the!
new officers to chcosc directors, j
The five retiring directors are
,Mr. Steed, Mr. Page, Miss
Swisher, Hubert McCaskill of
Pinehurst and Luther Mcpher
son of Cameron.
All Moore YDC members who
can attend were authorized by the
membership to he delegates from'
this county to the State YDC con-1
venti-n to be held in Durham I
(Continued on Page 8)
Bi? Plans Made
Game October 7
SPHS Classes Have
Will Sail Tickets
Extensive plans tor malting a i
gala event of the homecoming
football game October 7 are being j
made by the Southern Pines Ro ;
tary Club which has taken over i
sponsorship of ticket sales and j
. Curry High School. Greensboro,!
will be the visiting opponents of
the Southern Pines High School
Blue Knights in a non-conference
contest at B p.m.
Shooting for a big crowd at I
the game, Rotarians themselves ,
are selling tickets for all they are
worth. Carl Holt, chairman of
the game project, said this week '
that high school classes will start
selling tickets Friday, conducting,
a canvass of homes and selling on
certain days from booths in the
business section. Class with top
sales gets a $35 cash prize pitt up
by the club.
To spark ticket sales, the club
will give away a 21-inch televi
sion set to a lucky ticket holder
And that's not all. Each high
school class has selected *h candi
date in a beauty contest for the
title "Miss Homecoming Queen of
1555." The winner chosen during
half time at the game and crown
ed by Mayor Voit Gilmore, will
be given a loving cup and will
draw the winning number in the
Homecoming Queen candidates
of the four high school classes are:
Senior ? Jacque Davenport,
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. E.
Davenport, Midland Road.
Junior?Ginger Woodell, daugh
ter of Mr, and Mrs. Ike Woodell,
145 E. Illinois Ave
Sophomore ? Karen Kirmisnn,
daughter of Colonel and Mrs. Kin
nison, 620 Valley Road.
Freshman ? Arden F o b e s,
daughter of Mrs. S. D. Fobes of
the Gertrude Apartments.
Game tickets are $1 for adults
and 50 cents for students and
Lions To Sell
With next week. September 25
30, proclaimed as "Sight-Saving
Week'' by Mayor Voit Gilmore,
the Southern Pines Liens Club
will conduct its annual blind pro
ducts sale Monday, Tuesday and
With practically all club mem
bers participating, there will be
few doors on which a Lion will
not knock some time during the
three-night sale. The Knollwood
and other "new" areas of the
town will be canvassed fo-r the
first tim i this year.
Proceeds go to help the club's
program of aid to the blind and
(Continued on page 8)
TOURNAMENT SET NOVEMBER 3-6
"Carouser Invitations To (io Out
Invitations to play in the sec
1 one! annua] Southern Pines Coil
Carousel, a four-ball tournament
will be sent out soon by the
Chamber of Commerce, sponsoi
of the event.
Play in the unique Carousel
I tournament will be over all three
local courses?Mid Fines, Pine
Needles and Southern Pines
Country Club. November 3-6
All amateur golfers, men and
women, without any age restric
'tiers, are eligible to enter. Twc
persons can enter ar a team or the
tnunament committee will pnii
Special events including i
I dance and golf clinic, are being
(planned by the tournament com
imittee which is headed by Rerr
] mann Grover. Other committee
; members are Miss .lean Disprove,
I>o Walper, Roy Grinnell, Harry
W. Davis and Warren Bell.
On an advisory committee arc
Mrs. Peggy Kirk Bell. Julius
Boros, Richard "Dick" Chapman
and Pnt O'SulUvan.
Halt the teams in the tourna
ment will receive prizes. The $25
entry fee includes alt greens fees
and entertainment. ?
.lack P. Vounts is general chair
roan for the event and Chester I.
Williams is tournament director.
Clubs To Honor Piedmont
Thomas H. Davis of Winston
Salem, president of Picdmon*
Aviation, Inc. will be the princi
pal speaker at a joint meeting of
three civic clubs at the Country
Club, Friday of next week. The
event will honor Piedmont Air
lines in connection with resump
tion of their service at the Pine
hnrst-Southern Pines airport Oc- j
Participating in the luncheon
meeting will be the county-wide
Sandhills Kiwanis Club and the
Lions and Rotary Clubs of South
ern Pines. Mayor Voit Gilmore, a
member of the Kiwanis Club, is
in charge of arrangements.
Invited to attend are Gordon M. \
Curieron, chairman of the board j
of county commissioners; mem-1
bers of the commission which ad
ministers the county-owned air
port; and various persons who are
concerned with air traffic in and
out of the Sandhills. These in
clude Brig. Gen. Daniel W. Jen
kins, commandant of the TJSAF
Aii'-Ground Operations School,
nnd Frank T. Roberts of Southern
Pines, vice-president of Amero
tron. Inc., with offices at Aber
Piedmont nnw provides service
to the local airport in the fall,
winter and spring. The possibili
THOMAS H. DAVIS
ty of year-round **<-.fee is one of
the topics that will likely be dis
cuKsed with Mr. Davis while he
ir. in this area.
Complimentary flights in a
Piedmont airplane will be offered
those attending the luncheon, at
the conclusion of the event.
By-Pass Work Starting Monday To
Close Pennsylvania Ave. For Year
A a .??? a
BY-PASS PLANNING?Seaboard Air Line Railroad and State
Highway personnel are shown conferring at the site where the
dual lane No. 1 highway by-pass will span the railroad on an
overpass, between Manly and Niagara. They are deciding how
railroad signal lines will be moved and protected during con
struction. Left to right: J. R. Power, Jr., Aberdeen, assistant
signal maintenance. Seaboard; E. T. Powell, Seaboard signal de
partment, Raleigh; Fred Beck, resident highway engineer, Car
thage; C. B. Cole. Carthage, highway inspector; and H. J. Edge,
Seaboard signal department, Aberdeen. Grading work on the
by-pass route continued this week, with crews working north and
south from the railroad bridge location. (Pilot Photo)
To Be Built,
| Fills Needed
Pennsylvania Ave., in the Mc
Deeds Creek hollow between
East and West Southern Pines,
will be closed completely Mon
day, City Manager Tom E. Cun
ningham said today, lor installa
tion of a large concrete culvert,
in connection with the No. 1 high
way by-pass work.
Fred Beck of Carthage, resident
highway engineer, said that the
seven-by-eight foct culvert is the
first of four large culverts that
will be built in the area. This
work, along with large dirt fills
and construction of a bridge to
carry Pennsylvania Ave. over the
dual lane by-pass in the hollow,
will keep the street closed for
about a year, Mr. Beck estimated
Mr. Cunningham outlined de
tour traffic routes as follows:
From east to west: north on
|Ij-eak St. to Connecticut Ave.,
west on Connecticut to Gaines
and south on Gaines to Pennsyl
vania (traffic light corner in West
I From west to east: the same
route in reverse is recommended,
except that many drivers can en
ter the business section directly
on Connecticut Ave.
Legion To Install
Fish Fry Friday
The World War 1 veterans of
Sandhills Post, American Legion,
will be hosts Friday at the Legion
Hall on Maine Ave. to World War
2 veterans and auxiliaries for a
fish fry supper between 6 and 8
Capt. A. R. McDaniel, Lloyd
Woolley, Shields Cameron and
Col. F. M. Dwight are the com
mittee in charge and extend nj
cordial invitation to veterans of
all wars, for this open house
, Formal installation of the post's
1956 officers will be held at S
p. m. The installation ceremony
will be conducted by officials of
the State and District Legion de
partments. Sam Hartsell of Car
thage is district commander.
Officers to be installed are:
E. B. McDonald, commander;
Henry L. Graves, first vice-com
mander; Alden G Bower, second
vice-commander; Lloyd L. Wool
ley, adjutant; W. E. Cox, finance
officer; the Rev. C. K. Ligon,
chaplain; William Kenny, ser
geant-at-arms; Francis M.
(Continued on Page 51
Mrs. Stanley Lambourne, of 330
North Ridge Street, has accepted
the position of librarian of the
Southern Pines Library.
Announcement of the appoint
ment was made at the close of a
meeting of the board of trustees
oi the Lib rary Association, held |
at the library on Friday, with
George H. Leonard, Jr., president,
in the chair.
Mrs. Lambourne. who will take
up her duties on October 1, re
places Mrs. John Dundas libra
nan for the past year, who re
signed early in the summer. While
new to library work, she has had
wide business experience, her last
position being with the Citizens
Bank and Trust Co. She will
work under the guidance of Mrs.
Dorothy Avery, Moore County li
brarian, who heads the library
Besides voting on the new ap
pointment. o motion passed unan
imously. the trustees voted to
raise the monthly allowance for
the purchase of new books Mrs.
Reid Healy is chairman of the
Special praise was voiced for
the work of Mrr, C. A. Smith, of
Pinehurst, interim-librarian dur-;
ing the summer months. Mrs.'
Smith, who is also a member of 1
the board of trustees, was not..
Second Shots of
Polio Vaccine To
He Given 'Soon'
Children who received the first
shot of Salk anti-polio vaccine
last spring will receive the sec
ond shot "soon," if their parents
Letters have been sent to pa
rents of all the eligible children?
second and third graders, who as
first and second graders received
the first shots in the spring. The
letters are to be returned with
signature, to give the needed per
mission. Parents who have not
received such letters should con
tact their principals.
This year's first graders are not
j included in this vaccine admin
istration, nor any others who did
net receive their first shots in
Schools will cooperate as before
jn the administration which
should take place within the next
two or three weeks.
It is anticipated that vaccine
will be made available within a
short time, either through the
public health department or
through local physicians, for all
children in the five-to nine group
who have not had it, also preg
nant women. Also, it is expected
that not many months will elapse
before everyone desiring the vac
cine may have it.
Kids' Day Saturday
.School children from through
out Moore Cdunty will gather
here at 10 a. m. Saturday for
movies in Weaver Auditorium,
lunch and a visit to Pope Air
Force Base to see demonstrations
by the Air Force.
The occasion is the nationally
observed Kids' Day, sponsored
here jointly by the USAF Air
Ground Operations School and
the Sandhills Kiwanis Club.
Transportation will be provided
and the program will end about 4 j
PHONY RED CROSS
Don'l give money to any
one purportedly soliciting
Red Cross hurricane ralief
funds, ihe Moore County Red
Cross office warned today.
Any such plea is phony, it
was pointed out, at the Red
Cross solicits funds only dur
ing its annual membership
The warning followed a tel
ephoned query to the office
from a local resident who had
been asked this week for
a "Red Cross" contribution
by a boy described as 12 or
13 years old. The person
phcning said the boy had also
been lo the house next dcor,
but had obtained no money
at either place.
Red Cross office personnel
quickly went to the neighbor
hood from which ihe call
came and tried to trace the
boy or find him in the area,
but without success. Only the
ono query was received by
Heads Beta Club
Jimmy McDonald was sleeted
president of the Southern Pines
High School Beta Club when
members gathered Tuesday for
the first meeting of the new
Other officers elected are' Bill
Marley, vice-president; Anike
Verhoeff, secretary; and Joan
Regular meeting days of the
club were set as the first and
third Mondays of each month.
HERE FROM CALIFORNIA
Mr. and Mrs P. H. Kelsey of
San Mateo, Calif., arrived Tues
day to spend a week with his
father and sister, Preston T. Kel
sey and Miss Laura Kelsey.
CONDENSED IN LADIES HOME JOURNAL
Mrs. Ives Writes 'My Brother Adlai"
"My Brother Adlai," by Mr*.
Ernest L. Ives of Southern iPnes,
is being published In condensed j
form in the October Ladies Home i
Journal, it was revealed this
week, and will .appear in book j
form in February.
The book relates Mrs. Ives'
memories of her brother, Ad
lai E. Stevenson, former governor
of Illinois and Democratic presi
dential candidate in 1952.
According to a fftrw York an
nouncement of the publication,
the magazine article covers Mr.
Stevenson's life to the age of 2(1.
The complete book, however, will
go into his later years.
Among many interesting details
of the early years of Mr Steven
son and his sister, the book re
veal.? that Mrs. Ives' nickname,
"Buffie," was the result cf her
younger brother's attempts to
pronounce her name, Klirabeth.
Friends of Mrs. Ives recalled
jthat a Ladles Home Journal -ditor
'had visited her here last Spring.
Mrs. Ives is now at Rlooming
i ton. 111., and is erpect'-d here In