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VOL. 40--NO. 14 EIGHTEEN PAGES SOUTHERN PINES, N. C., THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25, 1960 EIGHTEEN PAGES PRICE: 10 CENTS Ernest Morel I, Noted Horticulturist, Succumbs at 78: Funeral Here Friday Little S\ ni|>hony To Give (Concerts Tonight. Friday v.. V Tonight the North Carolina Lit tle Symphony under the direc tion of Ben;antn Swalin, v. ill present a concert at f. 30 o'clock In Weaver Auditorium The pro gram wig fcatu. two guest ai lists, violinist Kcnji Kobayashi and m-jzzo-sopi HmSSophia Stef fan. Special feature of tonight's pro gram will be Noel Sokoloff's "Canticle for Strings." Mr. Soko loff is known in Southern Pines i us the husband of Nancy Boyd, daughter of Mr James Boyd Hi now resides in Princeton, N. J., and is a rnembei of the faculty of Marines College of Music Son of Nikolai Sokoioif, young Noel had ample reason to choose music as a career. His father was founder and first conductor of the Cleveland Orchestra His brother Boris is manag r of the Minne apolis Symphony and brother rMartin is administrative assistant to the director of the Manhattan School of Music. Two children's concerts are be ing given while the itnte orches tra is in Southern Piiv-s, Children heard the orchestra today at the West Southern Pines Sc! >ol Gym and tomorrow morning a second concert will be given at Aberdeen School. Selections at the ehii ^irer ' i oiv ' from the following works: Strauss' "The Gypsy Baron:" Haydn's "Clock" Symphony, arid Delibe's ballet "Ceppelia," the ballet music from Schubert'* 'Rosamunde;" three Debussy numbers: Snow is Dancing and Golliwog's Cakewalk from "Chil dren's Corner" Suite; and Cor tege from Petite" Suite. The ihilc.ei e - :? Ringing "Marching to Pretoria," a song from the South African Veld, and Haydn's "Oil Worship iht King." V *? Funeral cervices will he held at the Church of Wide Fellowship at 11 a. m. Friday for Ernest Mor eii, noted horticulturist and own ci of the Holly Ttee Nurseries on Midland Road. The Rev Carl Wallace, pastor of the church, will officiate, assisted b> the Rev. James H. Lighthou.v*. Jr., of At lanta, f a Burial will be in Mt. Hope Cemetery. , Mr. Morell was stricken unex j pectedly Tuesday morning and Idled that evening at Moore Mem orial Hospital Today, February |2d, would have been his 79th |birthday. He was born in Ger many on that day in 1881. During his more than 50 years as a horticulturist, Mr. Morell worked in his native land, in Eng land. in other European nations, in Egj pt and at various places in ; the United States. He first came to Southern Pines : to supervise landscaping at th<> newly constructed Highland Pines Inn on Weymouth Heights 'in 1912, at the invitation of the late John V. Boyd Some years jlater, he returned to become a permanent resident, going to Peace Dale, R. 1 , with Mrs. Mor ell in the sumir..-r-., for many ? y cars. j Mr. Morell graduated from a college of horticulture in Ger many and gained practical ex perience there and in England I where he was with the famous j iKcw Gardens for about five \ rav cOiHying and working w ith experts in horticulture and land scaping His work there stimula ted his interest in Oriental plants and trees?a field in which he be - a me expert, introducing Oriental plants to this country and to the Sandhills. Among those were the I Japanese holly and the deodar ?which are frequently seen in the ; [private and public landscaping ; projects he supervised in this i i area. v j Mr. Morell spent three years in 1 | Egypt and was or,"1 of the men as- ' 'sociated with landscaping the I j garden - of the famous Mena ' ? House, a hotel near the Pyramids. i In this country, before coming > j to Southern Pines permanently, j (Continued on page 8) Bloorimohih* to Visit in Moore The Red Crir- bl -i mobile wo' ?he id Moore County on Tuesday am!>>, March 3 and 9, from 11 a.m. until 5 p.m. On Tut . day March 8 it will be at the sch-M,; gymnasium in Rob bins. On Wednesday, March 9, it will be at the school gymnasium in Carthage. People from ail sections of th< county are urged to go to the bloodmobib- and blood a-' wioore County is lining behind its quota in the Piedmont Caro lina-?! blood pr -gram Both or Moore County's hospii als get blood foi patients through the program's blo.?l bank at Charlt >tte Honor lor (iaruen <,I iiI> Viihoiiik'cmI The Southern Pines Garden Club has been nominated for a Certificate of Commendation from Governor Hodges and the Keep North Carolina Beautiful Executive Committee. Mrs B. F Kraffert and Mrs ; L. T. Avery will receive the cer tificate, for the club, at a meeting >f the Committee at the Wash ington Duke Hotel in Durham March 7. Announcement of the award 'came to Mrs. Nor fix Hodgkins. club president, who will be "un able to attend the March 7 meet ' ing. IPhysiral I hcr,({>\ Department to Re { ? P l>> Moore Memorial Hospital I At a meet in?: of the Moore Me monal Hospital board of direr*<?????? Tuesday night. approval was giv en to the establishment of a phy sical therapy department with a registered therapist available for both in-patients and out-patients The do parte. * nt wi!! be activated immediately. r?iIt was ? ? n,i< r, te S hildren had set aside $500 foi ne purchase of equipment for he department >26.000 Received Paul Dana, treasurer, report < it the Grace WhittC'm re and rkcr Whittenmre Trusts, < stall hed in October 1925, one month fore the hospital officially open . left approximately $36,009 otH the two trust funds for Moon rmoria! Hospital. Upon recommendation of D. K lliens. i IwHiiwn <t( I be hosp't'J in nee committee, the director? 'erred U in- executive commit i the problem of the misuse o! e hospital's emergency facilities ic discussion following thi. -omr-.-r.-latic.n revealed thy ?nanv patients who are treated ir hospital's emergency roorr H^?uld r. ' be classified as rea ; emei gencies, and could be taken , r:\vc of by the family physician.; Fund Aids 18 It w:k reported that 18 patients had received assistance through the Neighbor Aid Fund to the | total extent of $1600. This leaves a balance of approximately $9400 in the money raised in the fall campaign. Thomas f? Howerton. hospital administrator reported that the curtailment of visitors to the hos ti during the recent flu epi dm r was well received by the . hospital personnel, medical staff ; ' and the public. He announced | that plans were now being made i j for the limitation of visitors at ? j all times. ! Dr. Allen On Staff I)r William W Allen, who re-I | joined the staff of the, Pmehorst Surgical Clinic, was I !;fcnr.:dlv made a member .,f Ihoj si hospital's associate staff, to assist; -; Di Michael Pishkn. r j The directors passed a resoiu- i . j tion wishing for George H Man ' : rice of Eagle Springs, honorary j tjorosident of the board, who is t now 88. a soeedv recovery. Mr. i Maurice <? a natient in Moore Me 1 mortal Hospital LITTLE TRIP ? This reproduction of a portrait painted by Patricia Herring Stratton of Southern Pines shows Dwight W. Winkelman or his Little Trip, an 11-year-old dark chestnut thoroughbred that was reserve champion and was awarded the new Field Hunter (hip trophy at Saturday's Hunter Trials held here. Little Trip was champion hunter at the Trials in 1955 and 1956 arid has been chosen reserve champion the past three years, lie won the thoroughbred class trophy for several years including 1958 and 1959. The Little Trip challenge trophy, given ench year in the thoroughbred huntv- class >s named for him. 1,000 Persons See Hunter Trials About 1,000 pjrauiii braved a* brisk wind Saturday afternoon to! watch performanc >s by some of j the finest hunters in the land at1 the Scott's Corners course, off j Young's Road, the site of the 28th ? Tunning of the Moore County Hunter Trials. Cars were lined up three deep across the hilltop parking area, and their occupants hung over the fence or roamed from car to tar, greeting friends at this tradi tional opener of the spring eques trian season. Picnics were served from the back of many station wagons. For four hours as the shadows ; j? the pines grew long, down the j hill and over ihc valley, over the j fences and along the ridge went , horse after horse in six classes, j The three judges took notes, and ; the voice of Dennis "Nick" Crot- j ty. announcer, sounded over a j ioudspeaker, describing the ac- ! (Continued on page 8) Permit Required For Installation ()f Gas Facilities No gas appliance or gas facility can bo installed in the corporate | limits of Southern Pines without ' first obtaining a gas permit from ! the gas inspector. This will in- j | elude L. P. gas (bottle gas) as well as natural gas, according to Joel Stutts, gas inspector, who has , been receiving training with the \ Fayetteville gas inspector. A city gas serviceman's license . is required before any company ; (?an install a gas facility in the j' town. This license will be issued 1 by a board of examiners consist- ji ing of the fire chief, city manager ;1 and gas inspector, according to the gas code. i Gas inspection for all installs- ?! tions will include an air pre sure ' test on the gas piping to test for', possible leaks; correct venting for , appliances (types A, B, and BvV , only are approved); correct type' piping used; proper type shut- ! <>ffs and correct location as well ' as compliance with other parts .>1 : tire gas code, Stutts said. Stutts indicated that the gasj code will strictly be enforced to insure safety in all homes tn the i coporate limits of the town which install gas appliances and facili ; ties. Stutts, who is also plumbing in spector. requires ali plumbers to j fill waste lines and vents with to clvt'k iicu'cr ' gar, and water leaks according to ? the plumbing code, before thev are approved. All companies installing grs fa cilities or plumbing in town now j receive a written inspection re-1 "ort indicating whether a job is I approved or disapproved by the j inspector. CHAMPION Blessington, owned by Ray Fin -tone and tered in Saturday's Hunter Trials here by his Lauray Faro - of South Carolina, is showp with Max Bonham up, receiving the Stoneybrook Perpetual Trophy from Mr.-. Michael G. Walsh, donor, as champion of the trials. Bkssington won the Thorough bred Hunter class and went on to take the championship in con petition with first and second placing horses in othei classes. (Humphrey photo) ( humps: C.arllia<ie lh>\s. Hohhins <iirl? Two mild upsets featured the finals of the Moore County Ba kotball Tournarr nt when the Robbins girls and Carthage hoys won games played in the Bobbins ;vm Saturday night. The Robbins girls, seeded No. 2 n the tournament, defeated Car thage's top-seeded girls 44-37 and Carthage's second seeded aoys downed topseeded Vass f-ukeview 42-36 The Carthage girls, who were iefonding champs, failed in their epeat bid. Ruby Williams tallied 21 points find Dolor.*s Baxter 13 to lead the Robbins attack with Frances Wil bams of Carthage claiming higl .-coring honors with 24 Archie Kelly paced Carthago' boys with 16 points as he led th close win. Carthage led by on!; two points. 13-16. at h.ilftime am could never i in more than six point lead, the final margir Tom Jcssup Was high for Vass Lakeview with 14 Semi-Fsnals In Friday night's games at Rob bins, Cameron's gills lost a hard I fought battle to Carthage's un [beaten girls team by the score o 163-54. The Cameron giris piayei I by far their best game of the sea | son in their near upset of Car jthagp. The game was not decide I until the final minutes in th j contest In th_ sec<s-.d game of the eve ning Vass-Lakeview hoys took 56-40 victory over the "Robbin boys. The Vass-Lakeview tean took a commanding first-half iea< 'and coasted to their win Blue Knights Edged Carthage's boys eked out a 36 '35 win over Southern Pines in th filial game of the evening. South cm Pines cut a 13 point half time advantage held by Carthag to the fin a' margin of or.- poinl \!i County Teams Boys One Southern Pines player ws named to the all-county team which were picked by the coachc (Continued on page 8) DISTRICT PLAYOFFS The District 4 basketball playofi's will take place Fri day night in the Elise School gym at Robbins. with two qames scheduled. The win ners will advance to the State playoffs next weekend at Red Springs. In the first contest at 7 p.m.. the Carthage boys, Mocre County champions, meet Star, winner in Montgomery Coun ty. The second game at 8:30 pits Laurel Hill against Eller b*. Vass, which won the reg ular season title in Moore, drew a bye and will play in the Red Springs event. \ oung I "eoplo f njj tired In Traffic Accidents - 4 Heart Fund Sets Drive Sunday, February 28, is Heart ! Sunday and inaugurates a one week campaign for gifts to the Heart Fund in Moore County. No door-to-door canvass is to be made, but contributions toward file county's quota of S3,000 are requested of all citizen * by the Heart Association. Gifts may he made by mailing or handing contributions to local treasurers, or by placing dona tions in red plastic containers which have been placed rear cash registers of 66 business con cerns or gathering centers in the county. Community treasurers are Mrs Garland McPherson for Southern Pines and Pinehurst, Mrs Jere McKeithon. Aberdeen, Richard James, Bobbins, and T, Roy Phil lip;, Carthage. The Moore County Chairman is | Dr. Emily Tufts of Pinehurst. Dr. jCheves Ligon of Southern Pines ii. county fund-raising chmrmun. Contributions arse forwarded to 'the N C. Heart Association and .in- disbursed throughout the state for research, education and community services. With the ?upport of the Heart Association, medical science ha' made dra matic progress in saving lives of thousands of heart victims. Re search has provided the knowl edge needed to prevent rheumatic fevor, to control most cases of high blood pressure, to repair damaged heart valves and to cor rect. congenital defects through heart surgery and to develop heart-lung machines. Memorial contribution.-, are re ceiv'd by the community treas urer' throughout the year. Much of the total given in Moore Coun jtv is made up of memorial gifts. Phillips Answers Niekeus's Suit. \sh* for Damage s Contrary to committing a ma ; licious unprovoked attack on Cameron Mayor II. W. Nickens as \ alleged, Cameron Town Board ; Member J. A P lillips was hini ' sell the victim of such an attack, i with blow* which laid his head open, necessitating six stitches, ! states Phillips in a pleading filed .at Carthage in Moore Superior ; Court. Phillips, answering Ne-kens' | $10,000 suit filed last December, presents a denial ov Nick charges, plus answer and defense, - 'plus further answer and defense i and plea in bar, along with a * counterclaim for the same money Nickens is asking $5,000 actual b land $5,000 punitive damages. Hardly any of the leading citi s ! zens queried after Nickorss filed e . his suit had heard of any trouble y. ! between their longtime mayor, an 3 uoholstcror. and board member a j Phillips, a businessman and hard ; ware merchant. Niokerv claimed Phillips came i into his place of business Novem ! her ,1. and committed an unpro : voked assault upon him, choking J him; refused to leave when asked, . nd on the contrary ran Nickens ' nut of his o\vn business place: and 'hat in the course of the assault ' Nickens' left hand was fractured : and he was unable to use it in his .husmess for several weeks. Nickens gave no reason fo; the e 1 {Continued on page t>) : 25 Attend First a \ 1 Lutheran Service Twenty-five adults and rhil - jdren attended the initial Lutheran e Church service held in the Civic - iCiub on Sunday, Pastor Lester - I Roof, of San ford, reports, e I Future services will be conduct 1- ,'al on the first and 1hird Sundays ? >f each month at 7:30 p.m . in the ; Civic Ciub. ?s Luther A Adams was elected is treasurer of the group at a short ?s j business session following the ?seivice. Mishaps Oociu Saturday after t ourney Games Three traffic accidents involv ing young people, one occurring ; in Southern Pines, the other two | near Bobbins, followed the Moore I County High School Basketball ;Tournament finals held at Rob : bins Saturday night. The accident occurring in Southern Pines about 12:35 a r. ]sent three boys to the hospital with serious injuries. One boy, ; June Jackson, 18. of Route 1, West End, was rated in critical condition with fractures ot both i legs, and head lacerations. The |driver. Boy Stanley Rittor, 19, of | Eastwood, ? r,. Jackson and tin other passenger, Wesle;. acQueen ; Garrison. 17, of West End, Rt. I, j are in St. Joseph of the Pines ho. i pita!. An attending nurse .it St. Jo ; >eph's said this morning that all three bo.vs are much improved. Jackson is off the critical list, she said, and Hitter will be able to go home in a few days. Ritt'-r's teeth were knoeked out and his right leg and jaw were broken. Garri son suffered a fractured pelvis and lacerations of face and head, j The other two accidents both involved real-end collisions in the long line of traffic extending southward from Robbins on N'C 705 after the game. The cars were filled with high school boys and girls, and two of the girls suffered injuries in each collision, Paul ette Dietenhofer of Pinehurst and j Phyllis Bolton of Carthage, both j 1(5 years old, in the first one, and j Connie Grier Pierce and Fran :i <-s Harper, both 17, of Southern i Pines, in the second, ? 'm... 11...: n 1 ,.i , live I 'MiiMuin tjt i:ui ii'u awuui 11:25 p. m. as lead cars stopped at the intersection with N( 27, two j miles south of Robbins, causing ! other cars to stop for several hun Idred feet back. Some 400 feet | back, according to T. ;S Ciark, investigating, Carry At j kins Edmonds, 17, ot P.oehurst, ! stopped his car which had the I Ballon girl among its passengers, and Paulette Dietenhofer, just I behind, stopped hers Robei. j Douglas Upehurch, 17, of High ; falls, drove into the rear of Paul ' ette's oar, knocking it into the rear of Larry's As other cars Khind them stop ped, son o 200 feet back the car driven by Connie Grier Pierce ran into the rear of that driven by Owen Tracy (Topper) Parks 111. 16, of Southern Pines. Connie and Frances Harper, both on the , front seat of Connie's car, receiv I ed head and knee injuries as they jwere jolted forward Both were j treated at Moore Memorial hospi lal and released ) Paulette Dietenhofer and Phyi Ilis Bolton both had neck injuries, and both were retained as pa jticnts at Moore Memorial with : braces on their necks. Paulettsi's mother, Mrs, Herbert |j. Dietenhofer, said this morning that her daughter, and also tie IBolton girl, had been released | from the hospital .Monday, nut that both are still wearing neck ibraces. She said that x-rays ap jpeared to show no fracture in jPaul-'tte's neck. Her daughter has | been going to school part-time since returning home, but still has ' cons Ali five cars involved in the collisions sustained damages langing from an estimated $200 to $100. Southern Pines police jftvesti J gated the accident to the Ritter ;ar. which occurred close to the intersection of NC 22 with NC 2 (the Midland Road) when the car ! van off on the right hand side and j Dit a tree Sgt. L. D. Reck, inves jtigating, said the Ritter boy told him he had been taking the other boys home to West End after the game. He apparently had missed the i ead and did not know lie was iin Southern Pines. His 1953 Ford two-door was demolished by the impart with the tree, which drew she right front wheel up into the j floorboard Ritter was recently discharged from the Army, while Jackson jand Garrison are West End High School students.

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