North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
VOL.? No. 35 TWENTY -STX PAGES~ SOUTHERN PINES, N. C., THURSDAY, JULY 16, 1964 TWENTY-SIX PAGES PRICE: 10 CENTS
of the local Little League for the
6th year are the Cardinals.
Story, photos, page 12.
health clinic at Pinehurst is
now serving Hoke County also
Details in story on page 'J.
JAYCEES, RESCUE SQUAD SPONSOBINC
Robbins Farmers Day On August 1 To
Feature Horse Show and Usual Parade
Robbins Farmers Day on Au- j
gust 1 will offer a double attrac- 1
tion this year: the ninth annual 1
Grand Parade of old-time ve- '
hides and fancy mounts, to be !
followed by the first annual
Juno Blue Named
President, N. C.
D. A. (June) Blue. Jr.. partner
owner of the Powell Funeral
Home, was elected president of
the N. C. State Board of Embal
mers and Funeral Directors
Tuesday at Raleigh.
For the past three years, the
local man has been a member of 1
the state board, which examines
qualifications and certifies new
members of the funeral profession
in North Carolina
Son of the late Sheriff D. A.
Blue and Mrs Beria Bryant Blue,
he graduated from Southern
Pines High school, was employed
by the Powell Funeral Home in
1935 and in 1939 graduated from
the Gupton-Jone;; College of Em
balming at Nashville, Tenn..
Following three years of mili
tary service with the U. S. Army
Medical Corps, mostly in the
European Theatre, he returned
home to become a partner, with
his brother-in-law, E. Troy Geer
of Aberdeen, in ownership of the |
Powell Funeral Home.
He is a director and member
of the executive committee of
the N C. Funeral Directors as
He is a member of the United j
Church of Christ, Sandhills Ki- j
wanis Club, Red Cross chapter,
board of directors, South South- j
ern Pines Democratic precinct !
committee, and has served on the
town board of commissioners, be
fore the council-manager form
was adopted. He is a director of
the Citizens Bank &; Trust Co.
He is married to the former
Mary Tinsley of Forest City and
they have two child I2n, Daniel
Alphonso III, and Jane.
Dr. Mclican Named
To State Board
Dr. C. C. McLean of Midland
Road, partner in operation of the
Sandhill Veterinary Hospital,
was appointed this week by Gov.
Terry Sanford to the North Car
olina Board of Veterinary Medi
cal Examiners, the board con
trolling admittance to the veter
inary profession in this slate.
Dr McLean is vice president
of the Twin Carolinas Veterinary
Medical Association, a past presi
dent of the N. C. Veterinary Medi
cal Association and a director of
the N. C. Veterinary Research
He is chairman of the Southern
Pines board of education and has
been engaged for many years in
civic and religious activities.
SPIIS Grid Squad
To Meet Friday
East Southern Pines High
School boys who will be in
grades 9 through 12 and who are
interested in trying out for the
school's football squad this year
are asked to meet at the high
school at 7:30 p. m. Friday.
The meeting was called by
Tony Trentiui the recti, uy ap
pointed new athletic director and
football coach at the school.
Formerly with the Wake For
est College coaching slaff. Tren
tini was an outs'andig player
with Wake Forest while a student
there and previously with Army
teams at Fort Bragg. With his
wife and three children, he has
moved to Southern Pines. The
family is living at 150 E. Niu
Any tudents who will be en
tering East Southern Pines High
School in September and who
have not pie-registered can reg
ister at the high school office
from 9 to 12 or 1 to 4 daily,
Glenn L Cox, principal, said to
day. Local schools will open Fri
day September 4.
Farmers Day Horse Show.
Big preparations are under
way for the all-day event, cus
tomarily set for the first Satur
day in August.
Curtis Hussey will as usual
be wagon master for the Grand
Parade to .-tart at 10 o'clock in
the morning, which this year is
expected to draw 300 or more
entries from many pi'rts of the
He will also serve as Ring Mas
ter for the Horse Show which
will start at 1 p. m. on the Elise
High School ball field. With 30
classes, the show is expected to
continue all afternoon. Most of
(Continued on Page 8)
The Southern National Bank
of Norih Carolina this week an
nounced the promotion of two of
ficers in its Southern Pines
W. E. Samuels, Jr., was eleva
ted from assistant vice president
to vice president. Jerry H. Blue,
formerly assistant cashier, was
named assistant vice president.
Both men work primarily in
the Loan Department.
TOMMIE L. JESSUP has
joined the staff of the South
ern Pines Branch of the
Southern N'ltionnl Bank of
North Carolina. A 1904 Busi
ness Administration graduate
of St. Andrew;. Presbyterian
College, Launnburg, he play
ed varsity basketball and was
a member of Phi Beta
Lamba. He is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. H. G. Jessup of
MRS. SANFORD SPEAKS? As special guest
at the official opening of North Carolina's
"Easter Seals camp ' at Southern Pines Sunday
afternoon, Mrs. Terry Sanford. wife of North
Carolina's Governor, expressed her admiration
fox the beauty of the spot and 'or the camp's
objective ? "to help handicapped children ach
ieve a fuller and richer life in a natural setting."
Others on the program, left to right: Southern
Pines Mayor Norris L. Hodgkins, Jr., Clarence
E. Whitefield of Durham, president of the N.
C. Society for Crippled Children and Adults;
Voit Gilmore of Southern Pines. State Senator
Nominate, who presented the State's first lady;
Vic Bubas, head basketball couch at Duke, who
was the 1964 State Easter Seals campaign chair
man, and Jeff Bates of Columbia, S. C? trea
urer of the National Society.
(V. Nicholson photo)
MANY RECOGNIZED FOR WORK ON PROJECT
Program Officially Opens New Camp
Easter For Handicapped Near Here
"Welcome to Camp Easter In
the Pines!" was the word last
Sunday out in the pinewoods on
the hillside where this newest
project of the North Carolina So
ciety for Crippled Children and
Adults has come to life.
The crowd that came to inspect
the camp and enjoy the formal
opening day program came from
all parts of the county with
many from beyond it as far as
Raleigh and Chapel Hill Greeted
by scouts of Troop 223, with Dr.
Bruce Warlick and Robert Lamb,
scoutmasters, they were ushered
into the camp grounds and took
their stands under the shade of
the pines looking down towards
the lake below.
To the right of the visitors, as
they stood grouped before the
speakers' platform, were the
campers, 25 to 30 youngsters,
some standing, leaning on
crutches or canes, about a third
in wheelchairs, and the rest sit
ting on the needle-covered slope.
Nearby were the counselors
among whom were seven local
young people: Roberta Au-tin,
Susan Pollard, Joel Erickson, Tom
50th Annual Carolina Golf Association
Tournament to Open Friday, Pinehurst
Ken Folkes of Concord, who j
defeated Dillard Traynham of
Greenville, S. C? 7 and 6, at Mo; -
aanton last year for the 1963
Carolina Golf Association Ama
teur Championship, will defend
hi- title in the historic 50th an
nual renewal of the event open- 1
ing tomorrow (Friday) at the
Pinchurst Country Club.
A field of 1H4 is entered in the 1
tournament to be played over ,
the No. 2 course running through I
Tuesday of next week, reported |
Clvde Mangum, executive secre- 1
tary of the Association.
Kxempt from qualifying, Folkes
will be joined by the lowest 63
scorers for match play in the
Taking part are amateur golf
ers who are residents of the two
Carolinas and who are members
of clubs associated with the
CGA. Prizes include the Billy
Shand trophy to the competitor
returning the lowest net score
in the qualifying round.
In the championship flight,
trophies will go to medalist, win
ner, runner-up. losing semi-final
ists and consolation winner. The
winner's club will hold the Rich
(Continued on Page 8)
Culbreth, John Mallow, "?SXf
Kelley, and Mark Liddell Jr.
Proceedings were conducted by
Clarence Whitefield, president of
the .-fate society, who acted as
master of ceremonies during the
Mrs. Sanford Honor Guest
! On the platform, besides Mr.
j Whitefield, were the Mayor of
1 Southern Pines, Morris L. Hodg
j kins, Jr . Voit Gilmore, former di
j rector of the U. S. Travel Service
| and now Democratic candidate
| lor the state senate, and Jeff
(Continued on page 19)
Entries Ask<><l By
Monday Iii Count v
Entries In a local tennis tour
ney. the Moore County Tourna
ment, sponsored by the Sand
hills Tennis Association should
be in not later than Monday,
July 20, John McMillan, tourna
ment director, said today.
Confined to singles matches
only, the tournament will have
men's and women's singles and
singles for junior boys and junior
girls Cage 18 and under). Any
Moore County resident can enter.
Entries should be filed with
(Continued on Page 8)
Council Fables Action
On Site For Proposed
New Fire Department
The Town Council meeting at
the town hall Tuesday night had
a short docket to work on, but
three somewhat controversial,
not to say confused, items spun
the session out to more than two
hours. All members of the coun
cil were present: Mayor Norris
L. Hodgkins, Jr., Mayor Pro Tem
I Fred Pollard and Councilmen
IN MOORE CO.
( ID Emergency
Ready For Use
A Civil Defense emergency
hospital, ,i completely functional
200-bed general field hospital de
signed to be set up in school au
ditorium, armory, or other suit
able building in case of an area
disaster, has beer, acquired for
Moore County, and is now stored
at an easily acccssable warehouse
at the airport.
Acclaimed by the Moore Coun
ty Medical Association, the
County Commissioners, and the
members of the Civil Defense ad
visory committee as an import
ant addition to the medical facil
ities of the county, the supplies
and equipment may in an emer
gency be used to expand the ca
pability of the local hospital?.
According to the report given
bv Colonel Alfred M. Koster, di
rector of the Moore County Civil
Defense agencies, there are 1,930
(Continued on Page 8)
HEARING SET ON !
A hearing supervised by
the Greensboro office of the
National Labor Relations
Board will be conducted at
the town hall here at 10:30
a. m. Monday on a petition
i for an election by employees
of the local Proctor-Silex
A petition has been filed
with the NLRB by the inter
national Union of Electrical, j
Radio and Machine Workers, '
AFL-CIO for an election to j
determine whether the union
will become collective bar
gaining agent for the em
The union, with a head
quarters on No. 1 highway,
between Southern Pines and
Lakeview. has been conduct
ing an organizing drive
among employees t'or several
Summer Training: Tough, Happy Time For National Guard
THE EARTH SHAKES? as the M-48 tank
recoils ?flcr the firing of the 90mm cannon.
Inside, heads reel from the 3(i0 degree impact
thai can shatter eardrums, make eyes water,
and noses bleed unit . s the proper safety pre
cautions are taken.
John C. Ray of the Pilot's
staff joined Moore County's
National Guard unit at Forf
Stewart, Ga.. for part of its
recent summer encampment,
bringing back a report, in
words and photos, on what
By JOHN C. RAY
Sixty men of the local National
Guard unit returned to their fam
ilies this week after two weeks
in the Georgia heat. They were
there for their annual active
duty summer training.
Company C at Southern Pines
is a part of the 12,000 man North
Carolina 30th Infantry Division,
"Old Hickory," nota'uly one of
the most outstanding of all na
tional guard divisions in World
Wars I and II.
These men are proud to he a
part of this famed outfit and
their pride seeped through the 1
touch skins they took on for their
annual field training. These men,
your next door neighbor or the
man down the ' treet, gave up
their civilian dress and occupa
tions ?or the tvo-weeV oncamp
I ment, and played the role of a
fully qualified, combat ready
j soldier, prepared to fight, for his
i country in the event his unit ever
became federalized into the na
tion's active duty Army.
For two weeks these men had
to remember that Bobby Frye of
Southern Pines was Sergeant
I iive, lIkiI Johnny Dowciy ui Car
j thage was Private Dowdy and
that Ralph Horner of Pinchurst,
was Captain Horner, commander
of Company C.
Military discipline was strict,
I salutes were sharp, and the "sirs"
crisp That's the way it had to be.
These men undertook to squeeze
into two weeks the amount of
training a regular outfit takes in
G months. There was no time to
waste. Each day was tightly plan
ned, each waking moment con
sumed with repetitious training.
Company C left Southern Pines
three weeks ago by convoy and
joined with their parent 2nd
Armored Battalion i.n Hamlet,
under the command of Lt. Col.
Paul Dickson, a newspaper pub
lisher in civilian life. The 400
mile trip to Fort Stewart in Lib
erty County, Ga , took two days.
The first week of training
took nlaco in the field where the
troops bivouaced and were gra
ded on various areas of military
organisation. Procedures in sup
(Continued on page 24)
"JUST CHECKING" - says Maj. Bill Wilson (1) of Southern
Pines, training officer for the 2nd Armored Battalion, as he
discusses range training with Capt. Ralph Horner, commander,
and First Lieutenant Fred McKenzie, platoon leaders of Co. C,
on the firing range at Ft. Stewart.
Local Guard Unii Given 'Superior' Rating
Capt. Ralph Horner, com
mander of ihe local national |
guard company, announced
lhis week that his unit com- (
pleied it* active dvty sum
mer training at Ft. Stewart,
Ga., wilh a superior grade
of 9S. This grade Trill bo con
sidered by inspectors this
Fall In determining the an
nual company rating.
Felton Capel. C. A. McLaughlin
and Harry Pethick.
Longest discussion of the eve
ning centered around the request
of Clyde Tew to be granted a li
cense to own and drive a taxi.
Mr. Tew, who now drives a taxi
but does not own one, was not
To-vn Manager Rainey de
scribed the circumstances, point
ing out that eight licenses are in
effect at the present time. He
said that the town has never is
sued more than nine. It took
many readings of the town ordi
nance relating to this subject and
much discussion before the pro
cedures were clarified and ac
tion could be taken.
During the process several
questions were asked: Council
man Capel inquired how many
taxis were now operating and if
the amount of taxi business
would warrant adding another to
the present number.
To which Attorney W. Lamont
Brown replied that, as noted in
the ordinance, there was a limit
of 11 to the number that could
be issued, but the council could
not deny issuing a license as long
as that number (11) was not ex
Eventually it was learned that
there had been no recommen
dation of Mr. Tew by the Chief
of Police, as is required by law
in the issuance of a taxi license,
so that the matter was automati
Fire Stalion Discussed
Next point drawing lengthy
discussion was the proposal that,
the fire station should be moved
from its present location to a
wing to he added at the back of
the town hall.
Town Manager Rainey produc
ed the original plans of the build
ing and showed where the wing
would be located to fit into the
large parking area which runs
along the back wall of the police
department and jail section of
the building. This parking space
would be lost but the other
spaces by the manager's office
would remain and the wing
would take only a few feet and
one rather decrepit tree from the
grassy space by the playground,
it was stated.
Councilmen McLaughlin and
Pethick said they had heard no
objections and that this would be
a money-saver and great im
provement over the present in
adequate station. Manager Rain
ey mentioned some criticism
around town of the increase of
buildings in the park and said he
felt there should be a thorough
study of the matter before any
action was taken.
Substation on Westside
Councilman Cape! presented a
plea for a fire substation on the
west side of the railroad tracks.
He said that this idea had been
men'ioned many times and for
many years; the hopes of the peo
(Continued on Page 8)
81.000 From Fund
The Town of Southern Pines
added to the growing Library
Building fund this week, when
the council set aside $1,000 to be
devoted to the purpose of help
ing finish up the now construc
The sum in question, $2,700,
was part of a federal grant of
$29,000 made to the sewer fund
and unexpended. The unused
amount, the town was assured by
a federal official, could be used
for another purpose if needed.
Both the water and sewer de
partments received a lesser sum
from the same source, as vote 3
bv the Town Council Tuesday
Maximum and minimum tem
peratures for each day of the past
week were recorder as follows at
the U.S Weather Bureau obser
vation station at the W F. E B
studios on Midland Road.