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VOL. 36?NO. 45 TWENTY PAGES SOUTHERN PINES, N. C.. THURSDAY. SEPTEMBER 29, 19SS TWENTY PAGES PRICE TEN CENTS
MRS. LAMBOURNE ... "1 like to read ..."
NEW LIBRARIAN STARTS SATURDAY
Spring In Sandhills Won British
Visitors As Permanent Residents
Mrs. Stanley H. Lambourne,'1
who on Saturday will become li
brarian at the Southern Pines li
brary, has lived here since May,
She and her husband first came
here in the Spring of the previous
year through friends in North
Carolina. They arrived at the
peak of the Sandhills spring beau
ty and their captivation by this
area was perhaps more complete
as they arrived from blustery
Canada where Mr. Lambourne, a
motion picture sound technician
for many years in their native
England, had been making films.
I They returned to England, but
could not get Southern Pines out
of their thoughts and, the follow
ing year, moved here to live,
i Mr. Lambourne travels in an
area of about 100 miles from
JSouthern Pines, engaged in pro
motional advertising. Mrs. Lam
bourne was with the Citizens
Bank and Trust Company from ?
not long after her arrival in 1952
'until she resigned recently to ac
cept the library post,
j Born at Reading, England, Mrs.
Lambourne is the former Kath
leen Hall, daughter of Mrs. Maude
Hall, who lives with the Lam
bournes at 330 N. Ridge St., and
the late Alfred Hall.
In England, the Lambournes
lived for. some time at Ruislip in
Middlesex, to be near the Den
ham moving picture studios. Mr.
Lambourne was associated with
the well known J. Arthur Rankj
A lifelong ardent reader, Mrs.;'
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Honor Artist At
A reception honoring Mrs.
Mary von Mebes Perts of Suffolk,
Va., will be given Sunday at the
Southern Pines Library, launch
ing the 1955'56 season of exhibi
bitions at the Library Art Gal
Mrs. Alwin Folley, chairman of
the library art committee, said j
that an exhibition of paintings by
Mrs. Perts will open Sunday, to
remain at the gallery through the
month of October.
The public is invited to tea at
the library from 4 to 6 p. m. Sun-]
Mrs. Perts comes to Southern!
Pines through her friendship with
Mrs. John Dundas of 210 Valley
Rd. and is the guest of Mrs. Dun
das for the weekend.
With her family, Mrs. Perts es
caped from St. Petersburg in 1920
during the Russian revolution to,
live in Riga, Latvia. It was there j
that she later met Mrs. Dundas ]
who was at that time hostess to I
her uncle, Fred Coleman, then U.
S. minister to Latvia, Lithuania
(Continued on Page 8)
The Moore County Welfare ,
Board's monthly meeting took
place Tuesday with two at !
the three member board.
Chairman H. G. Poole and
Mn. W. P. Davis, present,
Meeting in the office of
Mrs. Walter Cole, superinten
dent of public welfare, the
board studied the many and
urgent problems facing the
county and camo up with two
strong recommendations: em
ployment of a Child Welfare
Worker on the staff to meet
the most pressing need, and
the advisability of establish- i
ing a branch office ol the de
partment in Southern Pines, j
The first point is emphasis- ;
ed by the mounting list of i
cases of Juvenile delinquency,
due almost invariable to the
desertion of their families by
one or both parents. The fact
that more than 45 per cent of \
tho rases come from the
Southern Pines area and that
tho present soeallad "clinic
building" In Wast Southern
Piues. now in partial uso. Is
both inaccessible and ii ade j
quale, sparked the second !
Because of space limits |
Hons nod the importance of
the ?"bject. The Pilot is hold
ing the report of the meeting
to allow for full publication
Music Assn. To
The annual fall meeting of the';
Sandhill Music Association will |,
be held at the Southern Pines Li-11
brary Tuesday, October 4, at 8 ?.
p. m.. it was announced today by I
Lawrence Johnson of Aberdeen, '.<
president of the Association. |i
Members of the group and all |
interested persons are urged to. 1
A 1955-'56 program of six at - ]
tractions, in addition to the tradi-!
tional concluding Young Musi- ]
cians Concert, is being arranged, |j
Mr. Johnson said. ']
Completion of this program, as 1
well as ticket and publicity cam- <
paigns, will be discussed at the |
meeting, he said. :
County Croup To
Help Get College
Now Being Formed
Meet Here Tonight
Steps were taken at a meeting
last Friday night to expand to
countywide proportions the local
effort to secure the consolidated
Presbyterian college to locate
Key persons from each of
about 16 county communities
were being contacted this week,
and have been asked to attend a
meeting at the Southern Pines Li
brary topight, when a Moore
County committee will be form
Located at Southern Pines, the
college would benefit the entire
county and Sandhills section, and
unified support of all of Moore
will be important in attracting the
college, according to unanimous
sentiment of the local group.
A. L. Burney, chairman of the
Southern Pines committee, will
be the local "key man" of the
county group which will spear
bead widespread support and ac
tion. At tonight's meeting, to be
held at 8 o'clock at the Library,
a briefing will be given on what
has been done up to now, and
plans formed for future activity.
At last week's meeting, held at
the office of Mayor Voit Gilmore,
Mr3. James Boyd and James
(Continued on page 8)
A committee appointed by
Mayor Voit Gilmore to study the
Southern Pines housing shortage
and make recommendations for
solving the problem was to nold
its first session at noon today
Named to the group by the (
maycr" are two realtors, J. E. |,
Causey and George H. Leonard, ?
Jr.; N. L. Hodgkins, Jr., executive!,
vice-president of the Citizens j
Bank and Trust Co.; and James
Boyd, owner of Weymouth
Heights real estate. The mayor is
also a member of the committee "
Mayor Gilmore was requested '
to name the study group at a re-|!
cent meeting of realtors, builders'
and other interested persons with
the town councd and renrescnta-j'
lives of the USAF Air-Ground.(
Operations School and Amerotron, 1
Spokesmen at the meeting 1
pointed cut a shortage of accept
joie low rental housing and1'
for sale in the $12,000 to I
115,000 price range. Rental prop- J
erty for seasonal visitors was re- '
ported to be practically unavail- 1
KILTS AT OLD BETHESDA added to the
Scottish flavor of Homecoming day, observed
last Sunday. At left is Major Reginald Henry
Macdonald, of Pittsburgh, great-great-grandson
of Flora Macdonald and Commissioner of Clan
Donald for the United States; right, Donald
Frank MacDonald, Charlotte newspaperman,
Carolinas Commissioner ot the Clan, which was
accorded special honor at the Homecoming. On
steps, U. S. Senator Sam J. Ervin, Jr., main
speaker on the afternoon program, and Angus
McBride, a visitor from Glasgow, Scotland. (See
Story, page 19). (Photo by V. Nicholson
Boy Scout Fund
All Day Tuesday
Dinner and breakfast meetings
for canvassers will precede next
Puesday's "dawn to dusk" drive
for Moore County's share of the
12-county Occoneechee Council's
annual fund campaign.
With over 800 workers on the
job Tuesday, the drive is being
conducted under direction of the
,'ounty chairman, Dr. C. C. Mc
Lean of Southern Pines. Solici
tation of advance gifts is already
The county gave $8,370 for Boy
Scouting last year. This year's
juota is 12 per cent higher and is
he county's share in a $1.47,420
Council hudget Fifnds are admin
istered at the Council level to
provide professional executives to
Moore and other counties, operate
tamps run by the Council and
jtherwise promote the Scouting
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GALA HOMECOMING GAME SCHEDULED OCT. 7
Undefeated Blue Knights Win 3rd Contest,
Will Play Red Springs Here Friday Night
In their third contest of the
season and their first away from
home, the Blue Knights of South
ern Pines High School had to
work hard for every yard in
gaining a 36-6 victory over Lau
rel Hill last Friday night.
It was a game of contrasts for
the defending state six-man foot
ball champions?three scores
pushed over by main strength
from a few yards out and two col
lected on dashes of 55 and CO
Red Springs Friday
This week Coach Irie Leonard
was putting his boys through stiff
workouts in preparation for Fri
day night's game with Red
"I'm looking for a very tough
game," the coach predicted. Red
Springs has won two and lost one
this year and, according to Leon
ard. has improved every week.
A new parking lot off Morgan
ton Road, west of Memorial Field
will be open for the first time
Friday night. Parking is free and
a new gate in the west fence leads
directly to the field from the lot.
To reach the o?*-ktno lot. vou turn
right beyond the field l|ouse and
the west fence of the field.
v ? ?" tv>? sponsoring Ro
tary Club and high school stu
? "e ? -i
QTIEEN CANDIDATES?Which will be chosen Homecoming j
Queen at the homecoming football game Friday night of next j :
week? Each Jiigh school class has a candidate for the title. Left j'
to right: Jacqwe Davenport, senior; Ginger Woorlell, junior:
Arden Fobes, freshman; and Karen Kinnison, sophomore. The '
Homecoming Queen contest is one of several special features
planned for the game by the Rotary Club which is sponsoring
promotion of the event, (Photo by Humphrey)
TO BE FEATURED
Merchant* arranging ihair
window display?, for the
Homecoming Game October
7 won't go wrong in using
1 the color* of royal blue and
These are not only the well
known colors of the home
team, but also of Curry High
school, the opposition.
Where a contrast in colors
is needed to carry out a dis
play theme, local game pro
moters suggest that a lighter
blue be used for Curry.
The window display con
test. which annually produces
an array of spirited and color
! Jul downtown exhibits, is be
ing sponsored as usual by the
Southern Pines Chamber of
Commerce. The displays
should be in place several
days in advance of next Fri
left over the weekend for all
to admire and enjoy, said
Mark King, contest chairman.
Judging will be made at an
unannounced time shortly be
fore the game, ar.d a $10 first
prise and $5 second prize will I
be awarded at the half.
"Southern Pines Plans For Ac-:
lion" is the title of a 22-page bro
chure prepared by the Depart
ment of City and Regional Plan
ning of the University of North
Carolina, summarizing results of
a study of local land use made
here several months ago by stu
dents in the department.
Copies of the handsomely
printed, slick paper booklet, con
taining many maps and charts to
show present and suggested fu
ture land use, reached Southern
Pines this week. ?
The report predicts that the
population of Southern Pines will
he about 7,000 in 1975 and maps
areas where chopping districts,'
industrial areas, residential areas
and recreation areas should be lo- J
-ated for the best development of
Details of the plan will appear .
n a series of future reports in
Prepared and printed entirely
?t Ch-pcl Hill and not submitted,
?o local town officials for check- j
np the booklet incorrectly lists
on 'ts injide front c.'.vcr the name
-? c-nuprpnmn T. T Morse as "T.
- c"-.tV " The town plans to
-?v? n correction in copies dis-!
Of St. Anthony's
To Be Dedicated
The school, auditorium, and con
vent of St. Anthony's parish, re
cently completed at the intersec
tion of Ashe St. and Connecticut!
Ave., will be dedicated Sunday in
ceremonies beginning at 4 p. m. I
His Excellency Bishop Vincent'
S. Waters, bishop of Raleigh, will!
administer the sacrament of con-|
ii1 mat ion and dedicate the build-!
The sermon will be delivered
by Rt. Rev. Edward T. Gilbert,
superintendent of Catholic
schools at Goldsboro, while the
deacons of honor to the bishop
will be Rev. Edward J. Coyne, C. j
SS. R., of Southern Pines, and
Rev. Charles F. Trotter, C. S. Sp.,'
of Sanford. The master of cere-;
monies will be Rev. John A.!
I Brown of Pinehurst.
j In charge of arrangements is
| Very Rev. Peter M. Denges, pas
itor of St. Anthony's Church and
| Vicar Forane of the Raleigh dean
I The school is conducted by the
Sisters of Notre Dame with Sister j
Catherine Bernard the superior
and principal. Whit N$al, Jr., of
r harlotte, was the general con-!
tractor while Fred A Boger was]
A reception will follow the
blessing of St. Anthony's School,
given by the ladies of Southern
Pines and Pinehurst
As this is a joinl confirmation
of the Southern Pines and Pine-1
hurst parishes, the sponsors will:
be Edward A. Tucker and John!
(Continued on page 8)
Davis To Talk
Friday To Three
Thomas H. Davis of Winston
jSalem, 37-year-old president of
i Piedmont Aviation, Inc., will be
guest of honor and principal
speaker at a joint ipeeting of three
civic clubs to be held at the
Country Club Friday.
Participating will be the Lions
and Rotary Clubs of Southern
Pines and the Sandhills Kiwanis
Club whose membership is coun
ty-wide. The 12-15 p. m. luncheon
session is the meeting hour of the
Rotary Club and the other clubs
will substitute the joint meeting
for their regular gatherings at
other times this week.
Other Piedmont officials ex
pected here with Mr. Davis are
R. D. Hager, vice-president; Gor
don Brown, administrative assist
ant; and Bill McGee, passenger
Invited to attend by Mayor Voit
Gilmore, Kiwanian who arranged
the program, are Gordon M.
Cameron, chairman of the board
of county commissioners, and
members of the commission which
supervises operation of the coun
ty-owned Pinehurst - Southern ,
.Pines (Knollwocd) airport.
Piedmont Aviation, Inc., oper
ates Piedmont Airlines which will
begin its seasonal service to tlie
Others invited to attend are
representatives of two Moore
Oounty organizations interested
in lecal air service?Brig. Gen.
Daniel W. Jenkins, commandant
of the USAF Air-Ground Opera
tions School, and Frank Roberts
of Southern Pines, vice-president
of Amcrotron, Inc., with head
quarters at Aberdeen.
A Piedmont airplane will give
complimentary flights over the
Sandhills to civic club members
and guests, after the meeting.
Incorporated In 1940
Piedmont Aviation was incor
porated under the laws of the
State of North Carolina on July 2,
1940. At that time the company
obtained a lease from the Forsyth
County Airport Commission in
order to conduct an aircraft sales
and service operation at the Win
ston-Salem Municipal Airport,
now known as the Smith Rey
The latter part of 1940, Pied
mont was approved by the Civil
Aeronautics Administration as a
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St. Anthony's PTA
Group Sets Meeting
A pre-organization meeting of
St. Anthony's Parent-Teacher As
sociation will be held Tuesday.
October 4, at 8 p. m. in the school
Rev. Charles J. O'Connor, pas
tor of the Immaculate Conception
Church, Durham, will be the guest
speaker. He will discuss the or
ganization and need of a PTA.
At the meeting, a planning
hoard for the organization will be
All parents of the children at
tending St. Anthony's School are
invited to attend.
MIKE WOULDN'T TELL HIS NAME
3-Year-Old Goes 9 Blocks For Haircut
Three-year-old Mike Scott, dur
ing a two-hour solo excursion
around Southern Pines Monday
morning, marched into the Ma
sonic Temple barber shop and
had Charlie Parker give him a
The little son of S-Sgt. and Mrs 1
Lindle M. Scott o' 480 S. Ridge j
St. tramped nine blocks, crossing |
both No. 1 highway and the Sea
hoard Air Line railroad to reach j
yea'. -h rlpn?. Enrrutc, he;
visited Howards Bakery. I
Every place the youngster stop
ped, he talked to people. But he!
wouldn't tell his name. Evident
ly, he was having the time of his
life and didn't want well-meaning
big people to find out who he was
r rd spoil the fun.
Police were called from the
barber shop, after it became ap
parent little Mike was roaming
unattended. One evidence of thin
was that he had no money to pay
for the haircut.
Responding to the call, Sgt.
Lamar K. Smith and Officer.
Drake Rogers had no better luck
than anybody else in finding out
who Mike wan. There had been
ae report of a missing child.
Finally Mike volunteered to
show the officers where he lived.
With a sigh of relief, they drove
tim to the 700 Mock of N. Ridge
5t. But it turned out he didn't live
there?that was where the Scott
'amily used to live, It was leam
?d from a neighbor who talked
with the escorting policemen.
The noighbtr didn't know
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