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All Aspects Of School Merger Plan
To Be Discussed At Tuesday Meeting
Ai Armory, 7:30;
Dr. R. M McMillan, member
of the Southern Pines board of
education, will present the Ren
era 1 plan of the proposed merger
of the Southern Pines and Pine
hurst administrative school units
at the public meeting scheduled
for next Tuesday at 7:30 p. m.
in the National Guard Armory.
The open meeting for patrons
nf the schools of East Southern
Pines. West Southern Pines.
Pinehurst and Academy Heights,
and all citizens interested in the
elementary and high school
needs, was announced last veek
by the chairman of the two
boards of education. Dr. C. C.
McLean of Southern Pines and
L. B. Creath of Pinehurst.
Various speakers will explain
in detail all aspects of the pro
nosed merger, according to Mrs.
Walter Harper, chairman of the
local board's committee on at
R. F Hoke Pollock, attorney, a
former member of the local
board, will present the legal as
Ask Boards For
The Moore Counrty commis
sioners in regular session Mon
day set the date of Tuesday, Au
gust 18, at 2 p. m. for a meeting
of all interested school boards to
try and reach a solution regard
ing consolidation of schools in the
lower part of the county.
Invited to this meeting, as to a
similar one a month ago, when
budgetary matters were under
discussion, will be the Moore
County. Southern Pines and Pine
hurst boards of education and the
Aberdeen and West End school
The previous meeting ended in
an impasse, with Southern Pines
and Pinehurst holding fast to
their merger plans, for which
special legislation will be requir
ed, and Aberdeen and West End
progressing fast toward their
goal of a consolidated Area 2
Instead of drawing closer to
gether. the neighbor districts
seemed to be tending farther and
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pects of the proposed merger,
and legislation needed to put the
plan to a vote of the people.
Melvin Wicker of the Pinehurst
school board will present plans
for the selection of the board of
education memoers of the com
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The Southern Pines town
council has changed its
meeting date from Tuesday
to Thursday night of next
week, in view of the conflict
with the public meeting to
be held Tuesday night at the
Armory for all school pa
trons. Many citizens may
wish to attend both meetings,
said Bud Rainey, town man*
The Moore County board of ed
ucation, meeting Tuesday night
at Carthage, completed a plan
which, according to Chairman
Jere McKeithen, "we hope will
facilitate merger talks with the
The plan has been presented
informally this week to the chair
men of the Southern Pines and
Pinehurst boards of education,
also to the chairmen of the Aber
deen district committee and
Aberdeen-West End combined
committee for discussion with
It will be offered at a meeting
called by the county commis
sioners at Carthage at 2 p. m.
Tuesday, August 18, from the in
terested boards looking toward
"consolidation of the lower part
of the county,"
It is a plan by which, if all
units shuld merge, control of the
whole system would be vested
considerably more in the South
ern Pines and Pinehurst districts
than would be possible under the
present organization of the coun
"We would be willing to sup
port legislation to change from
a five-man to a seven-man board,
with a complete rearrangement
of representation also a me ;ber
at large, to give more voice to
the "more populous areas," Mc
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Son Seeking Clues To
Mother In Pinehurst
Assistance in finding his moth- 1
er, or securing some information '
about her, is being sought here !
by the son of the former Betty Jo
Williams of Pinehurst.
In 1929, she married James F.
Zach in Chicago, and their son,
James F. Zach, Jr., was born
there June 15, 1932.
The following year, she left her
husband and son in Chicago, sup
posedly to return to Pinehurst,
but they never heard any more
from her ana the son grew up
without ever knowing his mother.
Now, having recent'y moved
Alabama to Kinston, e he
heads a finance company, the son
is trying to find her. This week
he called Golf World, which he
mistakenly believed to d>' a Pint
hurst newspaper. The magazine
now moved to Southern Pines,
relayed the information hi: pave
them to The Pilot, which is hap
py to help in the search.
Does the former Miss Williams
still live in this area? If not, does
she have relatives here? Her son
would like to know.
There may also be friends who
would have information about her
which he could follow up, even
if it took him to other places.
The description he has of his
mother is that she was tall and
slender, five feet eight, with au
burn hair and freckles.
Anyone with information about
her, or any clues, is asked to let
The Pilot know.
Vass Searchers Find Lost Young
?'Campers" In Little River Woods
An hours-long search for a
young boy and girl who went
"camping" in Little River town
ship Wednesday ended happily
when the lost, frightened chil
dren were found by Rcscue Squad
Johnny Phillips, aged nine, of
Vass Rt. 2. and his cousin Wanda
Beasley, 11, of Broadway, who
was visiting in his home, had
packed their lunch early ? about
6:30 a. m ? and gone of! to "camp
by the river" without telling
their parents where they were
It ?eve-a! hours before the
parents realized they weren't in
the neighborhood. Members of
Vass Unit No. 2 of the Moore
County Rescue Squad, under
Max Edwards as captain started
starching about 12:30 p. m. About
18 men were in the search party,
joined later by several members
of the Carthage unit.
Their only clues were the fact
that the children had packed a
lunch, the little girl had taken
some extra clothes and Johnny's
little brother, two and a half
years old, who had seen them
leave, said they went into the
woods back of the house.
Mr. and Mrs. Phillips, Johnny's
parents, live on Lockport Road,
two miles east of Vass. toward
Fort Bragg where Phillips is
statior.ed Willi the Army. Wan
da's parents are Mr. and Mrs.
John Beasley of Broadway.
The forest, with Deep River
winding through it, stretches for
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Play started Thursday morn
ing in the 16th annual Junior
Sandhill Invitational, with ap
proximately 100 boys and girls.
They come 'rom Raleigh.
Greensboro, Asheboro. Golds
boro, Durham, Winston-Salem
and numerous other North Caro
lina towns and citics, with sever
al from South Carolina, a couple
of yrung brothers from Houston,
Texas and a seeded junior singles
star from Florida.
Several other states are repre- ?
sented by virtue of a dozen or |
more entries from the Wayne !
Snbin tenni? cnmp, now in the
second half of its summer season
Mtogether, said Mayor Norris
L. Hodgkins, Jr., tournament !
chairman for the Sandhill Ten
nis association, it promises to be
one of the best in the 16-year his
tory of the event.
Largest division is that of the
boys 16 and under, with 47 en
tries. There is also an unusually
large number of girls ? 19 ? in
this age bracket.
Both the junior boys' ? up to
18 ? and boys' divisions have at
tracted some real stars of the ten
Topseeded in junior boys' is
Billy Trott of Raleigh, with Ed
Parker of Raleigh as second seed.
Both have just returned from the
National Jaycee Tournament at
Minneapolis after winning tro
phies as champion and runner-up
respectively in the State Junior
Ed Parker is current State
High School Champion, and Rich
ard Holderness of Greensboro,
runner-up is third-seeded in the
Sandhill. He is an old-timer on
the local courts.
Fourth seed in this division is
Billy Powell of Fort Lauderdale,
Fla? a protegee of famous tennis
coach Wayne Sabin, who is visit
ing in his home here. Powell at
16 has just aged out of boys' play,
in which he ranked No. 1 in Flor
ida. He has just returned from
playing in the national tourna ;
ment at Kalamazoo, Mich.
Eight boys are seeded in the 1
16-and-under bracket, topped by
Fred Rawlings of Durham as No.
1. Young Rawlings, who recent
ly won the Greensboro Junior
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THE GREAT TREES ON THE COURT
HOUSE SQUARE at Carthage and Judge H F.
Seawell, the man who planted them will be
commemorated by a plaque. Above, with two
of the beautiful white oaks visible in back
ground, are Miss Meade Seawell and Dr. Colin
G. Spencer, who will give the plaque as me
morial to his old friend. (Nicholson photo)
Ceremony Set For
Saturday, 11 A.M.
The new West Southern Pines
swimming pool, which was open
ed about a month ago, will be
dedicated with appropriate cere
mony Saturday at 11 a.m. The
public is invited.
Mayor Norris L. Hodgkins, Jr.,
will conduct the dedication in the
course of the brief poolside pro
gram, in which civic and religious
leaders of both East and West
Southern Pines will take pai'4
Music will feature the program,
and entertainment and refresh
ments will follow.
Presiding will be Feiton Capei,
West Southern Pines member of
the town council now serving his
third term, who is also the town
treasurer an.-l the council re
presentative in the library board.
He will make introductory re
v llowing "America," 1>v
the gathering with accompani
ment by The Corvetts, Rev. Mar
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Planting Ut Courthouse Oaks 37
Years Ago Will Be Commemorated
The Moore County commission
ers took a sentimental journey
into the past Monday, honoring
four great trees which cast their
shade on the courthouse lawn,
and the memorv of the man who
planted them there 37 years ago.
With graceful appreciation, the
board approved the petition of
Dr. Colin G. Spencer, forestry ex
pert and historian, that he be
permitted to give an inscribed
bronze plaque for the courthouse,
commemorating this act of the
late Judge Herbert F. Seawell.
Appearing with Dr. Spencer
was Miss Meade Seawell, daugh
ter of Judge Seawell, who at his
request read a poem, "The Heart
of the Tree."
The petitioner also produced a
copy of the minutes of the com
missioners' meeting of January 3.
1927, containing the original peti
tion made by Judge Seawell to
plant four young white oaks from
his lands, "two on the East and
two on the West, that they may
grow there and as their shadows
lengthen and their arms widen
FOOTBALL FIELD IS SHOW RING at Rob
bins Saturday afternoon, when spectators
covering the hillside and rimming the field were
entertained for seven and a half exciting hours.
Showing in ring above,
Pleasure Horses," won
Charlie, who also won
Class No. 5, ' Western
by G. M. Boren's Sir
the Grand Champion
TROPHY WINNERS? Proudly holding their
trophies are winners in the Robbing Farmers
Day parade categories, Including, at far left.
Curtis Hussey, wagon master, for best rig? his
fine old covered wagon seen in background,
which led the parade. Plaques on the wagon
show it ha3 won twice before.
Youngsters in foreground are Sharon Criscoe
of Robbing Rt. 1, best pony, and James Wood
ward. Eagle Springs Rt 1, oldest rig ? a mule
drawn wagon carrying a small covered wagon
made by James.
Others in picture, reading right from Ilussey:
Garland Bcal, Goldston Rl. 1, best colt; Willie
Ritfpr Sopgr-ive Rt. !, workhorse; Graham
Hussey, Scngrove Rt. 2, best mule; Malcolm
Humble, Asheboro, best riding horse, and James
L. Garner, Bennett Rt. 2, best colt (a tie with
Beal). Stories and more photos on page 22.
(V. Nicholson photo)
and their garments of living
green deepen from season to sea
son in the coming years, men may
have pleasure in their sight and
shade." The minutes, read by
Mrs. Audrey McCaskill, secretary,
to the present board, included also
the authorization by the board of
1927 to Judge Seawell to plant
the tree? on the court house
It was an occasion filled with
warm oratory, good feelings and
a mutual glow.
Dr. Spencer said he wished to
make the gift out of personal ap
preciation for the trees, love of
his old friend Judge Seawell, and
knowledge that tax funds cannot
be used for such individual honor.
Chairman L. R. Reynolds ap
pointed Commissioner John M.
Currie to approve the form and
wording of the gift.
Later, Dr. Spencer and' Miss
Seawell, who taught for many
years in the Carthage schools,
looked back on the tree planting,
which both remembered well.
The trees, said Dr. Spencer, are
superb specimens of the white
oak, one of the finest of native
trees and indigenous to the "clay
country" of Moore. They were
approximately 25 years old when
they were transplanted from
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Raids In Moore
Eighteen defendants, most of
them nabbed in an ABC crack
down in the Eagle Springs area
the night of July 24-25, were
tried and sentenced for prohibi
tion law violations Tuesday in a
special term of Moore Recorder's
Seventeen of these who were
tried were operators or employ
ees of four Negro "juke joints,"
Sally's Place, Capel's Place, the
Mason Club and the Cooper Club,
aho known as Spencer Inn, all in
the Eagle Springs area and diaw
ing their patronage from Moore,
Montgomery and Richmond
Most of the charges, ranging
from one to five per person, were
for legal over-the-counter sales of
whiskey, or whiskey and beer.
Complaints about the places had
been numerous, because of drink
ing. noise and disturbance, and
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Robbed Of $1,105
The kitchen of Doug Kelly's
Holiday Inn Restaurant was brok
en into early Wednesday morning,
and $1,105 in cash was taken
from Kelly's office opening off
Southern Pines police are in
vestigating the theft, assisted by
Officers said a screen had been
cut on a window in a stockroom
behind the kitchen, and an inner
door was forced open to provide
access to the kitchen. Employees
arriving for work at 5:30 a.m.
discovered the break-in.
The money, mostly in bills, with
some change, was taken from
several lock boxes where it hid
been put away for safekeeping,
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 E E B
studios on Midland Road.
August 3 94 69
Welfare Fund Roadblock Removed:
Commissioners Okay Medical Aid
The Moore County commission
ers, in regular session at Carth
age Monday, approved the coun
ty's participation in the new,
broadened federal program of
Medical Aid for the Aging
(MAA) thus clearing away what
might have been a roadblock to
ail federal welfare funds
The program, now in operation
on a statewide basis and endorsed
by county and State medical
groups, provides hospitalization
for many persons other than
those on public welfare, who may
own up to $2,000 in property or
savings (previously $500). It also
includes out-patient and dental
care, and, starting in October,
Participation was "mandatory"
if any federal welfare funds at
all were to come into the county,
Mrs W. B. Cole, public welfare
officer, had previously told the
commissioners. The county, how
ever, has to pay a one-sixth share,
estimated at $3,343 for Moore for
the coming year.
But the commissioners had
completed the budget, adopted it
tentatively, and then finally,
without this appropriation.
When Mrs. Cole asked permis
sion before final adoption, to
shift funds around within her
budget to provide the money, the
board would not agree. Conse
quently, none of the welfare bud
gets which had to be submitted
to the State coula win approval
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Airplane Firm Surveying Sites,
Including Moore, For New Plan!
The possibility of a large air
craft manufacturing plant's loca
ting in Moore county has caused
some stir around here in the past
couple of weeks.
However, at the present time
the possibility seems somewhat
remote, and the plans of the com
pany itself are still rather up in
the air, according to current in
Heradled by an announce
ment by Governor Sanfovd and
in company of a State C&D indus
try hunter. Willard Olson, head
of the firm, a Florida concern. I
had what appeared to be a highly
satisfactory interview with the
county commissioners Saturday,
July 18. Members of the Moore
County Industrial Development
committee were present.
Olson said he would need a site
at the airport and the commis
sioners approved a Rift of land
there if the decision was made to
Duild a plant on it.
Construction of the proposed
$100,000 plant would, however,
apparently hinge on the firm's
securing some $80,000 from the
Small Business Administration,
the rest to be donated locally.
Sale of stock would be required
to cot manufacturing under way,
Since his visit here, announce
T?nt has been maa? thr>t a Char
lotte site had been sclectcd, then
last Thursday night, at a meeting
at Rockingham, businessmen of
Ellerbe and Norman were inform
ed that a location near them was
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