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VOL.? 44 No. 13 EIGHTEEN PAGES SOUTHERN PINES, N. C. THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 13, 1964 EIGHTEEN PAGES PRICE: 1U CENTS
FEBRUARY IS HEART
MONTH. GIVE TO AID
HEART FUND DRIVE
FEBRUARY IS HEART
MONTH. GIVE TO AID
HEART FUND DRIVE
STARTS MARCH 1
Numbers Set In
3 Moore Towns
All telephone numbers in '
Southern Pines, Carthage and j
Robbins will change to the seven- j
digit numbering system March 1,
concurrent with the issuance of a j
new directory, United Telephone
Company of the Caro,:r.as an
nounced this week.
The conversion to the "all
digit" system of numbering was
started on a gradual basis several !
years ago, a spokesman for the j
company explained, and many !
Southern Pines telephones now
carry a seven-digit number.
Pinehurst, Vass and Pinebluff,
which are included in the same
directory, are already using the
nc-w numbering plan.
Telephone company officials
advised all subscribers to discard
their old books after receiving
the new directory, because many
numbers in the old directory have
Telephone industry objectives
call for "all-number calling"
throughout the Southeast by 1965
and nationwide by 1970.
Record Entry In
A record number of entries has
been received in the 32nd annual
Hunter Trials of the Moore Coun
ty Hounds, to take place at the
Scotts Corner Course near South
ern Pines Saturday.
Officials reminded the public
of the new starting time, 10 a. m.,
with plans for three Junior classes
to take place in the morning, fol
lowed by other classes, including
hunt teams, in the afternoon.
Many persons having reserved
parking spaces are expected to
remain at the course for a picnic
lunch, if weather permits ? a
pleasant new feature of the Hun
ter Trials made possible by the
earlier ^starting time.
General admission to the
course is unlimited. The event is
open to the public
Judges will be Mrs. Edgar Scott
of Villanova, Pa., one of the few
women who have judged hunters
at the Madison Square Garden
show in New York City, and
Thomas Moore, master of the Ot
tawa Valley Hounds, Ottawa,
Hunt teams include entries
from the Sedgefield Hunt cf
Greensboro and the Mecklenburg
Hounds of Charlotte Nine junior
riders are coining also from the
The annual Hunt Ball will take
place Saturday night at Pine
holme on Youngs Road ? details
elsewhere in today's Pilot.
CAMPAIGN HEADQUARTERS-- As H.
Clifton Blue, candidate for lieutenant governor,
opened Ills campaign headquarters at Aberdeen
Monday, friends, neighbors and staff members
were on hand to wish him well. On front row
are seen, from left, Mrs. Betty Martin, of the
nearby Sandhill Citizen office, and (seated),
I V3. Sarah Helms, who will be on full-time
duty as campaign secretary, at right, Mrs.
Lco.ani Rus??l; and A1 Cruee. Second row ?
Fo:cst Locke y. Candidate Blue preparing to
o-,en the door and welcome his visitors in;
Mayor E. O. Freeman and State Senator W. P.
Saunders. (V. Nicholson photo)
Preyer Welcomed To Carthage Toda\
By Backers From Over The County
Richardson Preyer of Greens- !
boro, Democratic candidate for |
Governor in the May primary,
was being welcomed to Carthage
this (Thursday) afternoon as The
Pilot went to press.
Interested persons gathered
from over the county to hear
the candidate during his only
scheduled" public appearance in I
Moore during the campaign in i
which he is visiting all 100 coun- '
ties of the state.
For a half hour before Preyer's
courthouse talk, supporters held
a lively rally outside, with music
furnished by "The Legends," the
Campbell College student gi )up
headed by A! Butler, son of Mr.
and Mrs. Paul Butler of Midland
After the speaking, Preyer, a
former federal court judge who
resigned to seek the Democratic
nomination for Governor, was to
move over to the Carthage Hotel
for a "coffee hour" handshaking
Preyer's Moore County organ
ization is headed by M. G. Boy
ette of Carthage, with Mrs. Pat
Rainey of Southern Pines as
women's chairman. Mrs. Rainey is
making arrangements for a
women's luncheon at the Country
Club here February 27, with Mrs.
Emily Preyer, the candidate's
w ife, as guest of honor.
Vance A Derby, Southern Pines
attorney, headed arrangements
for today's Carthage rally.
Blood Collections Set For Monday At
Carthage, Tuesday In Southern Pines
Moore County's continuing Red
Cross blood program ? which
must provide about 700 pints be
fore the end of the fiscal year
July 1 ? will make its first two
collections of 1964 next week.
A blood mobile from the distri
bution center in Charlotte will
be at the high school gymnasium
in Carthage, Monday, February
17. from noon to 5:30 p. m.
The next day, Tuesday, Febiu
ray 18, the bloodmobile will be
at St. Anthony's School Auditori
um in Southern Pines, from 11 j
a. m. to 4:30 p. m
J. R. Hauser of Southern Pines, i
FUNDS FOR NEW CAMP SOUGHT
Liddell Heading County Chapter Of
Easter SeaJ Society; Drive Planned
It. was announced this week by
the Moore County Chapter of the
North Carolina Sccicty for Crip
pled Children and Adults that the
chairman of the Chapter's board
for 1964 is Mark Liddell ol South
In accepting the office, Mr. Lid
dell pledged his full support to
the progrnm for crippled children
jnd adults, especially the new
Camp Easter in the Pines which
is being constructed near here.
Other officers of the 1964 board
are: Mrs. Graham Culbreth, vice
chairman; William E. Samuels,
Jr., treasurer; Samuel C. Harrison,
secretary and publicity chairman;
Dr. William F. Hollister, Dr.
Charles Phillips and Dr. H. A.
Peck, medica1. advisors. Additional
board members are: State Rep: H.
Clifton Blue, W. Sidney Taylor,
Mrs Wilbur Cunie and Mrs. C.
The Moore County Chapter has
begun plans for this year's Easter
Seal Put id Drive which is sched
uled for Marsh. Particular em
phnnii is being placed in this cam
paign to raise funds to build a
Moore County Cottage at the new
camp which will serve handicap
ped children and adults from
over (he state.
MARK C. MDDELL
In addition to the camp which
the local, chapter will help to pro
mote. many people suffering from
crippling diseases or conditions
are aided each year by funds re
ceived in the Easter Sea) Fund
Drive. Most of the money contrib
uted is used in Moore County for
I wheel chairs, braces and therapy
i which help people become more
county blood program chairman,
recalled that generous donations
of blood in three collections made
late last fall had saved lor Moore
County the program that supplies
blood of all types to both of the
county's two hospitals. Now, said
the chairman, the county faces
the task of donating, in the seven
collections scheduled before July
1, the approximately 700 pints
that will complete Moore's 1,400
pint quota for the fiscal year. This
quota, he explained, is based on
the amount of blood used in a
year by Moore County residents
at the two local hospitals or at
other hospitals cooperating with
In Southern Pines, David Drex
el heads a "mayor's committee"
of business, industrial and civic
club leaders who are helping to
provide the more than 100 donors
needed at next week's collection.
In Carthage, a similar committee
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Shaw House Will Open
For Season On Monday
The Shaw House will open
Monday for the sprixig season,
reports Mrs. Ernest lver.. chair
man of the committee in ihargc of
the old restored farm dwelling at
the corner of S. W. Broad St. and
A project of the Moore County
Historical Association, the Shaw
Mouse, with its nearby hewn-log
"weave house," is open to visitors,
l uncheon and tea are served
NOT SAME MORRISON
Robert Cornelius Morrison of
353 W. Vermont Ave., who is
employed by the A & P Super
Market here, has aiked The Pilot
to state that he is not the Robert
Mornson who recently was con
victed on siic bad check charges
in Moore County Superior Court
at Carthage and whose name ap
peared, without Bn address, in
the report of the court's proceed
ings in last week's Pilot
Pep. H. Clifton Blue opened his
headquarters at Aberdeen Mon
day morning for his campaign
for lieutenant governor of North
Carolina, subject to the Demo
cintic primary of May 30.
The headquarters are in the of
I iice suite formerly occupied by
the Johnson & Johnson law firm
on Sycamore St. beside the old
post office building.
Mrs. Sarah Roberts Helms of
Aberdeen has been engaged as
full-time secretary, and a phone
has been in: tailed ? Windsor 4
To friends and well-wishers
dropring by on opening day,
Speaker of the House Blue gave
assurance that "the latchstring
is always out." As a matter of
fact, the candidate was hardly
there any more during the week,
as he is receiving many invita
tions to speak around the State.
As toe campaign progresses,
however, more and more politi
cal activity is expected to be cen
tered at the headquarters, the
f;.rst ever to be established in the
Sandhills for a statewide cam
SVA Opens Annual
Drive For Nurse
The Sandhills Veterans Axso j
ciation is opening its annual drive ;
for funds to provide nurse train- '
ing scholarships, according to W.
Ward Hill, president.
In letters going out to residents
if Moore County, funds are being
requested to keep a program go
ing that began in 1947, and has
trained IS nu_ses who have re
turned to the county to practice.
Four more young women are
now undergoing their training at i
High Point Memorial Hospital
School of Nursing. They are Lou
I ise Chappell of Carthage, Carolyn
Seawell and Linda McNair from
West End, and Barbara Jo Chris
coe of Pinehurst. The first three
are in their second year of train
ing, while Miss Chriscoe is in her
Eligible to apply for the schol
arships are senior girls in high
schools in Moore County.
An innovation in the program
this year will be that the scholar
ship winners will be permitted to
attend a nursing school of their
( hoice. Heretofore, applicants
| have been required to take their
training at High Point, but under
the new regulations recipients
will be awarded $1,000 and can
| attend any accredited school.
"This change in policy has been
brought about by High Point's ad- j
vice that they would accept only j
two from Moore County, and the I
de.'ire expressed by previous ap
plicants that the scholarships not
be restricted to just one school,"
said Hill. '-From all indications, I
there will be quite a number of ;
applicants this year, and depend- j
ing upon the outcome of our drive j
for funds, we hope lo have more
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GET TOWN DOG !
TAGS THIS WEEK!
Persons who live within Ihe j
Southern Pines city limits j
! and own dogs six months of i
age or older must get 1964 li
i cense lags for them at the po
lice station. Chief Earl S. Sea
| well reminded the public to
February 15 (Saturday) is |
the deadline for obtaining
these tags and remaining
within the law. he pointed j
Tags cost $1 each for males
and spayed females and $2
| for other females. It must be j
displayed on a dog's collar,
along with county tax and
rabies vaccination lags.
5-County SADA Group
Sets High 1 964 Goals
Goals for the year were set it
each of the five SADA counties,
and long-range industrial pros
pects for the whole Sandhills area
emphasized, at the quarterly
membership meeting of the Sand
hills Area Development Associa
tion, held Tuesday night.
About 100 leaders and workers
from Moore, Lee, Richmond,
Hoke and Montgomery counties,
WILLIAM H. GENTRY, JR.
Gentry To Join
Barnum Realty &
The association of William H.
Gentry, Jr., with Barnum Realty
and Insurnace Co., effective
March 1, was announced this
week by John S. Ruggles who
heads the local business.
Mr. Gentry ? who resigned last
month as senior vice president of
the Southern National Bank of
Noith Carolina, in charge of the
bank's Southern Pines office ? will
purchase an interest in the busi
ness, Mr. Ruggles said. Present
stockholders in the corporation
are Mr. Ruggles. his wife, Mrs.
Hilda Ruggles who is active in
the business, and Mrs. J. V. Healy.
No other changes will be made
in the company's staff in connec
tion with Mr. Gentry's joining the
business, Mr. Ruggles said. He
noted that for reasons of health,
he himself is not able to put as
much time in the business as he
would like, and welcomes the op
portunity to take a younger man
(Continued on Page 5)
S EH VICE AWARDS? John D. Sullivan (at k't
in back), vice-president and general manager
of Fletcher Southern, presents the first five
year service award to William Priest of Car
?Xv.Vi-.;. ? ..v.. ?...
thage. Looking on, at left, is E. T. Taws, Jr.,
president of the company. On the right, seated,
is Charles Mancke, vice-president and general
manager cf Fletcher Industries at Statesville.
\nu*iL?m< cry puuiu;
FLETCHER SOUTHERN PROGRESS NOTED
5th Anniversary Marked By Firm
Five years of succcsaful opera- !
tion here were celebrated recent- i
ly with a dinncr-danoe at the !
Mid Pines Club by officers and
employees of Fletcher Southern,
Inc , textile machinery parts man
ufacturing firm whose plant is on
the Carthage Road.
Commemorating the event, with
the presentation of five-year
awards, E. T. Taws, Jr., prenMent
of Fletcher Southern recognized
William Priest of Carthage, David
Vest of West End, and Waiter
Sloan of Southern Pine*. These
were the first local employees of
the firm that took over the former
needle factory" on the Carth
a?e road in early 1959, when shut
tle nnd narrow loom fabricating
facilities were moved from Phil
Special swards in recognition of
long service were made by Ed
ward T. Taws, Sr., president of
the Fletcher Works in Philadel
phia and Fletcher Industries,
StatesviUe, to John D. Sullivan,
vice-president and general man
ager nf Fletcher Southern, who
has had 30 yearn with the original
Fletcher Works in Philadelphia,
in addition to the five years with
the present company. Similarly
honored wore William H. Craig,
superintendent of the Southern
Pine3 plr.nt, who had served 20
years in Pennsylvania, and Robert
W. Jones with 11 years with the
Special guests here for the oc
caston were Mr Taw*. Sr., and
Mm. Taws; John H DeWitt,
comptroller, and Mrs. DeWitt, ol
' Philadelphia; And Charles
| Mancke, vice-president and gen
eral manager of Fletcher Indus
tries of Statesville. and his wife;
Hilmar Roevsel, field engineer,
and Mrs. itoessel; and Charles
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with advisors from the State Ex
tension Service at Raleigh, at
tended the dutch sapper meeting
at the Holiday Inn.
Presiding was J. C. Liles, mayor
of Hamlet, who was elected
SADA president in November.
Charles M. Hazlehurst of South
ern Pines, industrial development
chairman, served as program
chairman and also reported on a
and popular SADA project
? the securing of the Camp Mac
kail area, now used for military
training, for industry sites.
Hazlehurst reported the unani
mous backing of all five boards
of commissioners had been giv
en to the project, and resolutions
had gone forth from all of them
to Senators Ervin and Jordan
and Eighth District Rep. Charles
A. Jonas. Messages were read
from the legislators indicating
their continuing interest, and
Rep. Jonas said a meeting would
be planned with Army officials
when the SADA brochure is
Chairman Hazlehurst said a
map is being made and a bro
chure is in the works.
He presented as guest speaker
J,rvi Hinkle, director of the
State C&D's division of com
merce and industry for the past
two years, who will shortly re
turn to his former employer, the
Carolina Power & Light Co., as
Hinkle spoke on procedures and
requirements in securing industry
for specific communities in the
State, and how ? depending on the
needs of the individual industry ?
"many are called and few are
chosen." He emphasized the im
portance of community attitudes,
spirit of progress and actual
moves toward modernization,
with special reference to water
and sewer facilities. Schools, rec
reation and other facets of com
munity life all play their part,
but, Hinkle noted, "the people at
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For License Tags
The deadline for the use of 1963
license plates will be midnight
Monday, February 17, the State
Department of Motor Vehicles an
nounced this week.
The Department said plates nor
mally expire at midnight on Feb
ruary 15, but in view of the fact
that February 15 this year falls
on Saturday when many banks
and license issuance offices are
closed, vehicle owners may con
tinue to use their 1963 North Car
olina license until midnight Mon
day, February 17.
A similar policy applies to
Southern Pines town license
plates, said Police Chief Earl S.
State plates are sold in this area
at the Farmers Supply Co., 104
E. Main St., Aberdeen, where the
office hours are 9 a. m. to 4 p. m.,
except on Saturday when the of
fice is open 9 a. in. to noon.
Town plates are available at the
Information Center, with hours
the same as noted for the State
office. The Information Center
is also closed after noon on Wed
State license purchasers are re
minded that their insurance com
pany's name and policy number
must be listed on their applica
The Great Books Club ha3 post
poned its meeting scheduled for
tonight, Thursday, at the South
ern Pines Library. The group will
mee( instead on Thursday, Feb
ruary 27, at 8 p. m., in the Libra
Md.nmum 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 E B
studios on Midland Head.
Februarv fi 60 45
February 7 57 40
February 8 45 39
February 8 S3 20
February 10 57 SI9
February II 38 39
February 12 48 24