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The pilot. (Vass, N.C.) 1920-current, December 26, 1963, Image 1

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VOL.? 44 No. 6 SIXTEEN PAGES SOUTHERN FINES, N. C., THURSDAY. DECEMBER 26, 1963 PRICE: 10 CENTS A-:.,v SIXTEEN PAGES Top 1963 News Stories, Developments In Area Business, Building Retailed What were the "big stories" of 1963 in Moore County? One reporter's list gives first place to the overwhelming bond issue vote of November 5, secur ing the community college and INCLUDING MOORE Big Dam Project To Benefit Wide Section Of State Impressive benefits loom for this central North Carolina area as result fo final authorization by Congress last week of the $25 million New Hope Dam project in Chatham County, after years of frustration and delays. The huge concrete dans to be built whc-ie New Hope Creek joins the Haw River backing up a 32,000-acre lake in Chatham, Durham and Wake counties, will be augmented eventually by other dams on Deep River at Randle man, in Chatham, and at Howards Mill in Moore County just this side of the Montgomery County line. The two smaller dams have not yet been formally authorized. The project is part of an overall water resource development plan for the Cape Fear River basin. The Haw River and Deep River, which crosses northern Moore County, join near Moncure to form the Cape Fear which flows ? and often overflows ? across the southeastern part of the State. While flood control is the main reason for harnessing this unruly stream, a vast recreation business, with benefits for all surrounding counties, is envisioned as a direct result. Sen. B. Everett Jordon last week estimated benefits as $2 '4 million annually, with $1 million per year in recreation proceeds for Chatham County alone. Congress has made the sum of $280,000 available so work can go forward at once. The plan was envisioned by the late Sen. W. Kerr Scott, who did a great deal of work on it before his death. His successor, Senator Jordan, picked up where Scott left off. The delays came through the opposition of Rep. Harold Cooley, who favored an alternate (Continued on Page 5) Nominations For 1963's 'Young Man Of Year' Invited The public is invited to submit nominations for the annual Dis tinguished Service award made to the outstanding local "Young Man of the Year" by the South ern Pines Junior Chamber of Commerce. Deadline for nomina tions is January 15, 1964. Jim Thoniasson, Jaycee presi dent, said that Don Walter and Mack Ausbon head the commit tee. They are canvassing church es, businesses, clubs and organi zations for suggestions for nomi nees. Although a nominee need not be a Jaycee, he must be with in the Jaycee age limit ? 35 or less. Nominations will be submitted to a committap composed of five local citizens who. by reason of their age, are not eligible for the award. Nomination blanks are avail able from any Jaycee. The award poes to the young man who has contributed most to the commu nity during the past year, but ac tivities of previous years are also taken into consideration by the committee who picks the winner. The local award winner will be entered in a State contest. The State winner will enter the na tional competition in which the 30 outstanding young men of the nation are choscn. Nomiation blanks should be mailed to: Southern Pines Jay cees, attention, DSA Committee. i improvement of schools, with a'.l ' the events which led up to it | through many month*; and next, !the great "Pinebluff fire," which | on April 4 swept over 25.000 acres ! of forest and field, destroying ! several homes and threatening to | destroy the village of Pinebluff. | Third is listed the death of Bill i Upchurch in Deec River at High falls, and the search of many weeks by rescue workers for the body which was eventually found, though many persons doubted it was there at all. Then might come the establish ment of the Moore County Mental Health Clinic; the letting of con tracts for a big expansion of Moore Memorial Hospital; and the dramatic effort of Bloodmo bile donors which saved the Red Cross blood program for this county. Stories of various develop ments, great and small, all on the cheerful side add up to what is truly the "big story" of the year ? progress on many fronts, meaning better education, better business and better living for Moore County citizens. Here is that story as one reporter ha3 summed it up: Moore county's finest develop ment of 1963 was in the field of education, when it secured allo cation of the first of the State's new network of comprehensive community colleges, then approv ed a $4 million bond issue to build the college plant and mod ernize all schools, with consoli dation of nine county high schools into three. Proctor-Silex, manufacturing steam and spray electric irons, opened its new $800,000 plant at Southern Pines in January an by year's end was at peak pro duction as planned, with about 450 employees. This was th< county's only new industry for the year, but exten sive real estate developments took place in the Southern Pines Pinehurst vicinity. Work proceed ed on the Royal Dornoch Golf Village and Country Club of North Carolina, with a distin guished list of incorporators from over the State An 18-hole golf course has been completed, a dam erected for a large lake in addition to the beautiful bigger lake already on the property and many winding roads built through the tract which has baen subdivided into lots for the members. Other real estate developments: 100 acres purchased by C. A. Pitts, Canadian contractor, for a new golf course and driving (Continued on Page 13) Chandler Named New President Of Moore Memorial Ralph L. Chandler, Jr. of Southern Pines was elected pres ident of the Moore Memorial Hos pital in Pinehurst at a meeting of the board of directors held Tues day night at the hospital's Nurses' Home. He succeeds H. G. Poole of Car thage. who headed the Boa.d fr*r the past three years. Also elected were: Mrs. John E. Dixon, first vice-president, John M. Ourrie of Carthage, second vice presi dent, Mrs. Paul Dana of Pine hurst, secretary. John F. Taylor, treasurer, and William C. Sledge. Pinehurst, assistant secretary and treasurer. Elected to the board of di rectors for the new year were: Mrs. Samuel G. Allen, Mrs. James Boyd, Wilbur H. Currie, J. B. Edwards, R. S. Ewing, W. Ward Hill, N. L. Hodgkins, H. Arnold Jackson, Allan A. McDonald, Dr. E. M. Medlin, E. H- Mills, J. Reece Monroe, Eric Nelson, Mrs. Henry A. Page, Jr., J. E. Parker, H. G. Poole, T. T. Prickett, L. R. Rey nolds, E Marvin Ritter, William P. Saunders, Jack M. Taylor, IC. L. Tyson and Earl Harbour. CONFUSED? . . . Well, So Are We! Here comes Thursday's Pilot on a Mondav ? a circum stancc that may be as confusing to readers as it is to us. Point of the advanced publication is that Christmas falls on a Wednesday and we wanted to give merchants a chance to get out their Christmas greetings to the public, as weli as to give The Pilot's staff a three- day holiday. We'll all by back cn the job Friday, getting ready for the next pa pert to be published Thumiuy, January So. Merry Chratmas AND Happy Mew Year! ^Pisl) ^ou ZK ytX<trtf Christmas ?*aa.f-yfc ? .-And "Z2V IHapp? ^tew j^ear The Staff of The Pilot Young People On Holiday Reminded Of Driver Course A driver education course de signed especially for young peo ple 16 through 18 years of age who are home on vacation from school or college will be given at the National Guard Armory here Monday and Tuesday of next week, December 30 and 31, the public was reminded today by Worth McDonald of Carthage, driver education representative of the State Department of Motor Vehicles. The course will be held from 8:30 a. m. to 12:30 p. m. on each of the two days. It is open to any young person, of the ages listed, who has not taken or does not plan to take an official approv ed driver education course in one of the public schools of the area. Completion of such a course is mandatory before any one in the 16-18 age group can obtain a driv er license, according to a new State law. Persons taking the course must enroll in advance with a State driver license ex aminer and must present a birth certificate at that time. The driver license examiner for the lower Moore County area is at the fire station in Aberdeen, each Monday and Tuesday; at the Information Center building in Southern Pines, each Wednesday and Thursday; and at the fire station in Pinehurst, each Friday. ARCHITECTS FOR COLLEGE CHOSEN The board of trustees of the newly authorised Moore County Community College, meeting last W?dn??d?y night In Carthage, chose Hayes-Howell and Associates of Southern Pines as archi tects for the $1 million pro posed college plant. The college will be located on land given by Mrs, C. Louis Meyer, between Pine hurst and the Southern Pines Pinehursi Airport. Before making their deci sion, the trustees interviewed representatives of several ar chitectural firms interested in designing tha buildings. Jaycees Sponsoring School Safely Boys The Southern Pines Junior Chamber of Commerce has taken over sponsorship of the schoolboy safety patrols at both the East and West Southern Piiws Schools, officials ot the Jaycees have an nounced. Already authorized are expen ditures of $125 for raincoats for the West Side patrol and about $50 for equipment needed by the East Southern Pines boys. Recognition of patrol members by cookouts or other such event is planned, the announcement said. Patrol members guard the safe ty of children while crossing streets near the schools, in co operation with the police depart ment. Locd Physician To Work In Algeria Next Month With 'Medico' Aid Team Dr. Clarence B. Foster, local eye surgeon, will be the ophthal mologist with a "Medico" team in Algeria during the month of January, 1984. Medico is a non-profit organi zation originally founded through the efforts of Dr. Tom Dooley who saw the great medical needs in Southeast Asia during World War II. Since then, teams of doc tors from various medical cen ters and hospitals throughout the country have been sent by Medi co tc all parts of the world. They have been active not only in ap plying their skills directly to the needy but in teaching native physicians how to give better care to the sick. The surgical team for January will be made up, other than Dr. Foster, of various members of the staff of Geisinger Memorial Hos pital, Danville, Pa. An ophthalmologist has usually been one of the specialists select ed to make up a team in these various assignments. There is a ! great need, in Algeria at the pres ent time, for cataract surgery, ac cording to the announcements of Dr. Foster's assignment There are many other conditions, need ing attention also, chief of vrhlch is trachoma with its accompany ing distortion of the external vis ual apparatus, the announcement said. Mrs. Foster will accompany her husband as secretary general. assistant in t)v hospital. They welt- tc leave Southern Vine: this DH. C. B. FOSTER week. Dr. Foster expects to resume his practice here by February. During January, Miss Sue Cagle will be in the offioe to handle ap pointments and to answer all cor respondence. MANY CHEEH BASKETS Members of John Boyd Post, [VTW, are preparing to deliver nearly 100 Christmas Cheer food baskets Tuesday afternoon to [needy families of the area, along ! with toyg and other gift items to *>ojne oC the families. Sunday r^nrnnon jwwt homo v?!> viS llteri by m?ny children for the poll's annua! Santa Claus party, i School Planning Committee Tells Aims, Purposes Dr. Charles Phillips, chairman of th.; Citizens Committee for Long-Range School Planning, in a statement issued this week, said that committee memibers have "expressed shock and dismay" at the way in which the Southern Pines Board of Education con ducted a poll of parents last week. The poll, using questionnaires sent home by school children, asked whether parents favored an independent survey of the school district to help with school planning; and also asked whether they favored joining the county school system. Results announced last week by Supt. J. W. Jenkins showed 694 "No" answers to the school planning survey question and 327 "Yes" answers, in replies return ed through Thursday. The other question ? about joining the coun ty school system ? showed 864 "No" answers and 116 "Yes." The poll of parents came the day after the Citizens Committee formally asked the Board of Edu cation, of which Dr. C. C. McLean is chairman, to authorize surveys or consultations ? by agencies of the State Department of Public Instruction and by some inde pendent agency ? "to determine whether Esst Southern Pines High School can best serve the community by remaining an inde pjndent school or by consolida tion with other high schools in the area." The statement issued this week by Dr. Phillips, a local physician who took the lead in organizing the Citizens Committee, reveals in detail what the Committee re quested from the Board of Edu cation. Committee members were shocked and dismayed, the state ment said, because the Board of Education asked parents to vote on issues "about which all of us have had little or no information from the Southern Pines Board of Education," further pointing out that the survey asked for by the Committee "would have pro duced all of the facts necessary for the citizens to make an intelli gent appraisal of what we now havs in the way of schools and what would be necessary, if any thing, on a long-range plan to improve our schools." Dr. McLean said last week, after the questionnaire results had been tabulated, that the out come did not necessarily mean that the Board of Education would abandon ar.y consideration of the survey request. The full statement made by Dr. Phillips on behalf of the Citizens Committee, follows: "In order that the public might be intelligently informed con cerning our schools, our long range plans and the Issues in volved, the Citizens' Committee for Long Range School Planning met with the Southern Pines Beard of Education on Monday night, December 16t.h, 1963, and made a reoue?t for niirvev or consultation, as outlined Wlow: (Continued on Page S) Karagheusiart Merger With J. P. Stevens & Co. Revealed Today The merger of A. & M. Kara gheuslah, Inc., one of the leading carpet manufacturing companies in the United States, with a piant at Aberdeen, and J. P. Stevens & Co., Inc., one of the nation's larg est and most divsrsified textile DOUGALP KELI.Y HI College Student Killed In Wreck East Of Cameron A college student home fox the holidays war. killed and two other young men, with possibly a third, were injured when the car in which they were riding went out of control and overturned several times Sunday at 3 p. m. on NC27, one and one-half milts east of Cameron. All were Negroes. The car's driver was ordered held on a manslaughter charge. State Trooper J. F. Cardwell identified the dead youth as Dougald Kelly III, of Carthage, a student at North Carolina Col lege. Durham, and two of the in jured as Vinson Cornelius, 22, and Theodis Marks, 27, both of the Cameron community. j Cardwell said a third man, Otho Harringtbii, Jr., of Camer on had been riding with them, but several hours .after the acci dent he had not been able to lo cate Harrington and did not know whether he was injured. Ail had ijeen re? <J when Cardwell ar rived on the scene of the wreck and he located Cornelius, who he said was the driver of the car, at Lee County Hospital, Sanford, and Marks at St. Joseph's Hospi tal. Southern Pines, both report ed seriously but not critically hurt. The trooper said the car, trav eling east at apparently exces sive speed, somersaulted off the road on the right, just past a curve, and landed in a field. Cor oner W. K. Carpenter ruled that Kelly died of a broken neck, and ordered Cornelius held for grand jury action on a manslaughter charge. The 1963 Ford two-door con vertible, which was demolished, was owrvad by Joseph Williams of ' Carthage, who had lent it to Cor nelius to take his friends on a holiday outing. They were on their way to Cornelius's home in the country east of Cameron when the accident occurred. companies, was announced today (Monday). In their joint announcement, Robert T. Stevens, president of J. P. Stevens and Charles A. Kara gheusian, chairman of the board of the Karagheusian firm, said that an agreement has been reached that Stevens stocli would be exchanged for Karagheusian stock. Upon completion of the ex change, Mr. Stevens indicated, the Karagheusian company would be operated as a separate entity, with Steele L. Winterer, current Karagheusian president, continu ing in that office. J. Cecil Beith. plant manager of the Aberdeen Karagheusian faci lities, said that the Gulistan Car pet trade name would be retained under the new merger, with the former Karagheusian Company to be known as the Gulistan Car pet Division of J. P. Stevens Sr. Co. Kai-agheusian, a company found ed in 1897, began operations in Aberdeen in April, 1957. Since then its employment has risen from about 300 to over 500 persons and the plant itself has been ex panded by about one third, pro viding a total of about 320,000 square feet of floor space. Karagheusian operates other plants at Albany and Statesboro, both in Georgia, and at. Freehold, N. J. AU are included! in the merger transaction. All the company's carpet pro ducts bear the trade name "Guli stan" and ar.2 sold nation-wide through 3,500 retail outlets. The carpets are of a wide variety, 'ranging from modestly-priced to the most luxurious custom quali ties. Gulistan carpets are widely used in the commercial field by hotels, theatres and other public accomodations. Mr. Beith said that operations in Aberdeen are expected to con tinue without change following the merger. The plant will re main here, hs said. J. P. Stevens & Co., Inc., found ed in 1813, is one of the most di versified textile companies in the United States. It operates 57 plants manufacturing and pro cessing a broad range of cottons, woolens and worsted goods, and fabrics made from many fibres of synthetic origin for nearly every apparel use and in nearly every price range. It employs 38,000 per sons and its plants produce fab rics in excess of 800,000,000 yards per year. Stevens has not heretofore been engaged in the broadloom carpet 1 business. kiwams Builder's Cup Award Marks Milestone In Career Of '"Cliff Blue The recent award of the Ki wanis Builders Cup to Rep. H. Clifton Blue of Aberdeen marked another milestone in a career in which Moore County people have long taken pride. It saluted particularly an achievement which, of all the long list, is the one which, so far, is perhaps nearest and dearest to the heart of "CHff Blue himself ? his successful efforts with others of his county to secure a compre hensive community college for Moore, efforts which will contin ue in his membership on the newly named board of trustees. Appointed by Governor Sanford to an eight-year term, he was then elected as chairman of the board and will guide the new college in its establishment and operation. On a wider front, it recognizes his service as Moore's representa tive for nine terms ? first elected in 1946, he is now dean of the House in length of service ? an l 1 as Speaker of the House during the 1963 term. It is another sign that his "home folks" are behind him in his undertakings in behalf of the county and State. Known Erorywherfr There 1? small doubt in their minds thut his campaign for lieu tenant governor, which is carry ing him to all parts of the state the*; days as h? accepts invita ons to speak and preside at, var ious events, will be successful. His acquaintance and popularity ? all over North Carolina have buen well evidenced, and he is known by his first name? even his nick name ? everywhere across the , State. I In Moore he's "Cliff" to every one, and "cousin" to many, since he's descended from several lines of pioneer Scots who settled the [area before the Revolution, and (Continued on Page 14) Contracts To Be Let On New Ag Building At their regular meeting in January, the county commission ers are expected to award con tracts for the proposed new agri culture building next to the coun ty health center in Carthage. The commissioners opened bids in a special session last week but deferred awarding contracts until the January meeting. THE WEATHER Maximum and minimum tem peratures for each day of the past week were recorded as follows at the U. S. Weather Bureau obser vation station at the W E K B studios on Midland Road. Max. Min. I December 19 39 14 December 20 . 37 19 December 21 37 12 D?<*mher 42 36 17 December 33 35 13

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