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VOL.? 44 No. ,7 TWENTY-FOUR PACES
SOUTHERN PINES, N. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBEK 8, 1964
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Of Golf Facility
Set October 15
The management of Knoll
wood Fairways has announced
the formal opening, on October
15, of their two nine-hole golf
courses which have recently |
been completed on Midland
Road. Operating hours will be
from 8 am to 9 pir., Monday
Professional for Knollwood
Fairways is Doug Jetter who
came to this area from Michigan
Concurrently with the an
nouncement of the formal open
ing, it was revealed that a grand
opening will be held later in
conjunction with the completion
of the Village Apartments which
are to be located in the southeast
portion of the Knollwood Fair
ways property. The Village
Apartments will consist of three
two-story buildings providing 45
apartments ranging in size from
a studio to a four-bedroom unit.
Plans for the grand opening
are indefinite at the present time.
In addition to the two nine
hole courses, there is a 280-yard
practice range, and a putting
green, both illuminated for night
play The clubhouse, formerly the
Wedge Inn Restaurant, has been
remodeled and now is complete
with locker rooms and snack bar.
The golf shop has also been re
modeled and displays of equip
ment and apparel have been set
Robert Coon is grounds super
visor for Knollwood Fairways
and Village. Both projects have
been developed under direction
of the owner of the large tract, C.
Over 70 Singers
More than 70 persons are tak
ing part in rehearsals by the re
cently formed Sandhills Choral
Society for a presentation of
"The Messiah," tentatively sched
uled for December 6, at a loca
tion not yet chosen.
Soloists, already chosen, will
be announced later. All the sing
ers are working intensively on
their ambitious musical project,
each Sunday afternoon in the Ed
ucation Building at the United
Church of Christ.
Persons taking part are from
Aberdeen. Carthage and Pine
hurst areas, as well as from
In rehearsals, William Mc
Adams, director and William
Stokes, who will be organist for
the presentation, are coaching
the men singers, while Mrs. Nor
ris L. Hodgkins, Jr., and William
C. Whitley are working with the
women's section. In a portion of
the rehearsal, the two sections
sing 'ogether as they will in the
In Red Cross blood collections
made in Moore County this week,
59 pints were donated at Vass on
Tuesday and G3 at Robbins on
Wednesday. Both collections fell
short of the quota for each of
the bloodmobile stops, the county
Red Cross chapter office repart
New Signs Welcome Visitors
This colorful "Welcome to
North Carolina" sign, displaying ;
the North Carolina state flag, is
situated throughout the state and
along major highways at the
The welcome sign shown is ,
located just west of the U. S.
Highway 1 overpass on Midland ?
The sign and another just like
it at the Pineliurst - Southern ,
airport were erected recently by :
the State Highway Commission
at locations where out-of-state
visitors were most likely to
arrive in the Sandhills.
The sign at the airport is in
tended for incoming air travelers
and the Midland Road sign is
for those arriving here by rail
and proceeding to Pinehurst by
bus, according to T. C. Johnston,
division engineer at the State
Highway Commission office in
Aberdeen. (Pilot photo)
A state-wide Highway Patrol j
campaign for pedestrian safety
was brought to local attention
this week bv Sgt. J. S. Jones of i
Siler City, who is in charge of,
patrol operations in this area.
Pointing out that nine of 17 !
persons killed in Labor Day I
v i okend traffic accidents in I
North Carolina were pedestrians
(one of them a Moore County |
resident). Sergeant Jones said:
that troopers have been instruct- j
ed to make arrests of pedestrians j
if there is clear-cut violation of
the law gov< rning them on the I
This statute states that it is
unlawful to walk along the trav
eled portion of any highway, ex
ec Dt on the extreme left-hand
side, and that persons walking
there nv.i \ yield the right of way
to approaching traffic.
He noted that recently, in this
area, four persons were arrest
ed under this law, after they had
been warned by a trooper about
walking in the highway and
shortly thereafter had disregard
ed the warning. They were fined
$25 each and charged with the
Fall is a more dangerous time
for pedestrians ? and for drivers
who may encounter them on the
highways, Sergeant Jones said.
Shorter days, heavy traffic such
as on football-game Saturdays
and the darker clothing often
worn in colder weather contrib
ute to the hazard, he pointed out.
The cooperation of other law
enforcement agencies in the
county is being sought and bro
chures are being distributed in
the county school system.
2 COUNTY NOMINEES THIS YEAR
Morehead Grant Interviews Held
Moore County high school stu
dents interested in the More
head Scholarship program at the
University of North Carolina at
Chapel Hill were to be given pre
liminary interviews today (Thurs
day) at Union Pines High School,
between Carthage and Vass.
Adding interest to the pro
gram this year is the fact that
Moore County will be permitted
to submit two nominees, not one
as heretofore The nominees will
be announced later, chosen on
the basis of today's interviews.
Meeting with the boys, raid
Hen'-.- Graves of Southern Pines,
county chairman for the pro
gram. would be Roy Aimstrong,
executive secretary of the John
Mortley Morehead' Foundation;
Dr. Julius D. Mason, Jr., director
of student aid for the University;
and Charles Bernard, UNC direc
tor of admissions. Mr. Graves
and other members of the county
committee planned to be present.
Seven boys were to go to the
meet inn from East Southern
Pines High School: Lynn Daeke,
Steve Grant, Hal Hassenfelt,
Gene Harman, Bobby Hiatt,
David Jones and Charles Mc
Laughlin. All were selected by a
Names of participating boys
from other high schools in the
county were not immediately
Morehead scholarships provide
a student's full expenses for four
years. Winners are chosen
through a "rocess of elimination,
at county .district and state levels.
Mr:;. Gladys Graves is co
chatrman. with her husband, for
Scolt Speaking To
Other Events Set
Tonight (Thursday) Lieutenant
Gubernatorial candidate Robert
W (Bob) Scott of Haw River
will be the principal speaker at
a meeting of the Moore County
Young Democrats to be held at
Carthage in the courthouse at
His opponent in the Demo
cratic primary last spring, H.
Clifton Blue of Aberdeen, will
introduce him, said Mrs. Carolyn
Blue. YDC county president.
Scott is chairman of the
"Rural Americans For Johnson,"
? nation.il organization active in
the Presidential campaign.
Candidate Scott is expected to
arrive in the county this after
noon and visit several places to
meet and shake hands with vot
At 6 om members of the Coun
ty YDC Executive Committee
will be hosts at a dinner at How
ard Johnson's here.
Expected at tonight's meeting
nre Voit Gilmore of Southern
Pines, State Senate nominee; Dr.
W. D. (Bill) James of Hamlet,
candidate for Congress in the
Cth District; Clyde Auman of
West End, State House candidate
from Moore County; and other
candidates for county offices.
Democrats Hear President
A Democratic meeting sched
uled at Southern Pines Tuesday
night was called off when an
nouncement was made that Pres
ident Lyndon Johnson would
open his campaign in the South
at Raleigh that night. Already
on the schedule was the "Lady
Bird Special," a train traveling
(Continued on Page 8)
2 From Area Elected
To Association Board
Mrs. Julia Steed of the South
ern Pines Board of Realtors and
.1 D. Aiev. Jr.. of Aberdeen, from
?he Sandhills Board of Realtors,
were elected to serve on the
board of directors of the North ,
Carolina Association of Realtors,
during last week-end's 43rd an
nual convention of the 1,500
member association in Pinehurst.
Mrs. Steed, the wife of J. N.
Steed, owns the Steed Realty Co.
here, and Mr. Arey heads J. D.
Arey & Co. of Aberdeen.
B. C. Parker of Burlington was
named president of the associa
tion. A total of 580 persons at
tended the convention.
STATE FAIR NEXT WEEK
The N C. State Fair will open
at new. Monday, in Raleigh, to
run through Saturday. October
17, offering a wide variety of
exhibits and entertainment. For
highlights of the fair and a photo
of one if its new colorful attrac
tions, see page 8
Nixon To Arrive
At GOP Luncheon
"Republican Day in Moore
County" is the designation giv
en to Saturday, October 10, by
Wallace W O'Neal, county GOP
chairman, who lists as the day's
top event the arrival here of for
mer Vice President Richard Nix
on at 11 am and his appearance
at a fund-raising, $15-per-plate
luncheon in Pinehurst's Carolina
Hotel at 12:30.
Greeting Mr. Nixon at the
Pinehurst-Southern Pines Air
nort, among the numerous candi
dates and party officials, will be
Republican Congressman Charles
R. Jonas of Lincolnton, incum
bent 8th District Congressman .
who faces a challenge from Dr. .
W. D. James of Hamlet; and j
Robert L. Gavin of Sanford, Re- 1
publican nominee for Governor, i
The Sandhills visit by Nixon, '
who was campaigning himself
for the Presidency four years
ago. is designed to boost the ?
Jonas and Gavin candidacies, as j
well as to stir up enthusiasm for
all Republican candidates in
eluding Presidential aspirant Bar- :
O'Neal urges all residents of 1
the area, "regardless of party af
filiation" to greet Nixon at the
airport where he is expected to '
speak briefly. No other public
appearance by him has been ar
ranged in the county, O'Neal said.
(Continued on Page 8)
FOR VOTING SET
Persons who are not pro
perly registered for the No
venber 3 election will have
an opportunity to get their
names on the books, Satur
day, October 10, through
Saturday, Ociober 24, points
out S. C. Riddle of Cart.iage,
chairman of the Moore County
Board of Elections.
No new registration is re
quired for voters now regist
ered in the precincts where
Registrars will be at polling
places in the county's 18
precincts on the three Satur
days of the registration per
Polling places for Southern
Pines and nearby areas are:
North Southern Pines, fire
station; South Southern
Pines, town hall; and Pine
d le, Jackson Motors.
IN CONCERT HERE
Opera Star To
The Sandhills Music Associa
tion, launching a five-concert sea
son that is the most ambitious
in its history, will present an
outstanding attraction at Weaver
Auditorium, Saturday evening,
Nell Rankin, leading mezzo
soprano of the Metropolitan
Opera in New York City, will
begin her program at 8:30 p.m.
The 32-year-old singer, who has
appeared successfully in the
world's leading opera houses, is
(Continued on Page 8)
OFFICE TO CLOSE
Residents of this area are re
minded by W. C. Poe, driver li
cense examiner, that he wilj
have no offioe hours in Aberdeen
or Southern Pines next week
(Monday through Thursday)
while he is attending a training
school, but will return to keep
his usual hours at Pinehurst
(fire station) on Friday.
WILLIAM P. DAVIS
For Serv ice Is
Given To Davis
William P. Davis, of Southern
Pines has been honored by the
National Society for Crippled
Children and Adults with a
special award for outstanding
service to its cause.
The award was presented Sat
urday at the annual meeting of
the North Carolina Society, of
which Davis is a director, in
Also honored at the meeting
was Mrs. Graham Culbreth of
Southern Pines, also a state
director, who received one of
three awards for outstanding
volunteer work in the State.
Receiving certificates for coun
ty services were three more
Southern Pines citizens dedicated
to the Easter Seal cause, Mark
Liddell, president of the Moore
County chapter, Dr. H. A. Peck
and Bill Samuels.
Charles R. Enman of Asheville
was elected president of the North
Carolina Society at the meeting,
succeeding Clarence Whitefield of
"Bill" Davis, recipient of the j
only national-level award made
at the meeting, is a building con
tractor whose generosity and j
labor were vital to the construc
tion of Camp Easter near South- :
ern Pines. The North Carolina
Society camp, which opened in
June for its first summer season, :
is rated one of the finest in the
nation for handicapped persons !
(Continued on Page 8)
Aspects Of School
!\:< rger Plan Will
15c Heard By PTA
Aspects of the proposed South
ern Pines-Pinehurst high school
merger will be discussed by lo
cal board of education members
and school patrons at the new
school year's second meeting of
the East Southern Pines Parent
Teacher Association in Weaver
Auditorium, at 8 pni Monday
The discussion will follow a
business session and recommen
dations on traffic control and
student safety in the area of the
school, to be brought in by a
committee appointed at last
The school merger discussion,
following up on a public meeting
held last summer in the armory
here, will deal with legal ques
tions, selection of board of edu
cation members and other as
pects of the proposal.
Blue Knights To Play
Ellerbe Here Friday
The Blue Knights of Southern
Pines High School will face Eller
be in a conference football con
test at Memorial Field here, at
8 p.m. Friday. Last week, the
local team edged out Rod Springs,
7-6. Details on page 7.
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 E B
studios on Midland Road.
Petition Asking 1 Setter
Law Knforcement For
Rural Areas Presented
A delegation of aboui 10 per- ;
sons appearing Monday before
the county commissioners pre
sented a letter and a petition
Free Testing For
Thursday, Oct. 15
Hundreds of persons 35 years
of age and older are expected to
visit the National Guard Armory
in Southern Pines on Thursday of
next week, October 15, for a free
examination of their eyes by
Purpose of the clinic, which
will run from 9 am to 4 pm, is
detection of glaucoma, an eye af
fliction that, if untreated, can
cause blindness. Early symptoms
pre often unsuspected, physicians
Lions Clubs of Zone 5 are
sponsoring the clinic, one in a
state-wide series sponsored by
the Lions in cooperation with the
N. C. Association for the Blind.
Aid to the blind and sight con
servation form a major project
of these clubs throughout the
The clubs of Zone 5, of which
Dewey L. Ritter, Jr.. of Southern
Pines, is chairman, are those at
Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Aber
deen, Pinebluff and West End.
However, persons from any
where in this area may attend the
Dr. H. Maxwell Morrison, Jr.,
of Southern Pines and Pinehurst,
will be the physician in charge of
the examinations, assisted by
doctors from Duke Hospital, Dur
Glaucoma is a leading cause of
blindness among adults, and per
sons 35 and over are especially
urged to have an examination.
(Continued on Page 8)
County Board Endorses
School Bond Proposal
The board of county commis
sioners, in a formal resolution
adopted at its meeting in Carth
cge Monday, "heartily endorsed"
the proposed SI 0(1 million state
bond issue for public school con
struction, remodeling and equip
The bonds, the resolution said,
will help provide the additional
"buildings that our students
r.eed" and noted that the county
would receive $833,602.98 if the
bonds are approved by the state's
voters on November 3.
Signed by over 200 persons, ask
ing for more adequate law en
forcement in rural areas of the
county. The full text of the letter,
which contained their suggestions
[for improving opera-Jons of the
She-riff's Department, appears
'separately on this page.
The group was assured by John
M. Currie of Carthage, vice-chair
man of the board of commission
[ers ? presiding in the absence of
Chairman L. R. Reynolds who
was ill ? that the board, with
cooperation of the sheriffs de
partment, would make a survey
and see what steps should be
taken. "We want you to feel the
commissioners have your best in
terests at heart," he said.
In the delegation were several
residents of the Linden Road
area, out of Pinehurst, including
F. W. Howe. E. N. Richards, Paul
Thomas and Miss Betty Dumaine.
Abo in the group were Jack
Rees, representing the Country
Club of North Carolina develop
ment; Wallace W. O'Neal, Pine
hurst realtor; A. B. Hardee, de
veloper of Whispering Pines; Wil
liam J. Wilson of Pinehurst, Inc.;
and Tom Howe of Pinebluff.
Officers attending were Sheriff
W. B. Kelly, Chief Deputy
Sheriff H. H. Grimm and Chief
J. T. Shepherd of Pinehurst.
While he promised immediate
steps to study and alleviate the
complaints of the petitioners, Mr.
Currie pointed out that no major
expenses in the sheriff's depart
ment could be undertaken until
a new budget is drawn up for
the 1965-66 fiscal year starting
next July. "Our budget for this
year is made up ? and that's it,"
Members of the delegation cit
ed numerous cases of hoodlum
ism, vandalism, firing guns, theft
or attempted theft and other in
fractions of the law. They said
they had had difficulty in reach
ing officers by telephone in the
night-time and suggested 24-hour
operation of the sheriff's office as
one solution to their problems.
Mr. Hardee suggested that the
board get some outside, expert
advice on revamping the sheriffs
I department to meet the special
needs in Moore County. He said
this had been done successfully
in a county where he formerly
resided and that the changes had
solved many problems similar to
the ones noted in Moore.
Other commissioners present
were Tom Monroe of Robbins and
W. S. Taylor of Aberdeen. Com
missioner J. M. Pleasants of
Southern Pines, who recently
underwent surgery, did not at
tend the meeting.
LETTER READ TO COMMISSIONERS
Following is the full text of a letter presented and read to the
board of eounty commissioners by Francis W. Howe of Linden
Road, near Pinehurst, at the regular meeting of the board in
Carthage, Monday. Mr. Howe was one of delegation of about
10 persons appearing before the commissioners, bringing a
petition signed by over 200 persons, asking for better law
enforcement in rural areas of Moore County.
"The purpose of this petition is to bring to your attention a
need for better law enforcement in Moore County.
"We recognize the hard work that has been performed by the
Sheriff's office, and we hope that our actions will be of sub
stantial aid to have you study and improve existing activities
in this department.
"Our area of Southern Pines-Pinehurst-Aberdeen is a unique
one and we all see the growth in the last few years, and we
believe it will continue. We want it to continue to be the same
fine environment for a long time to come.
"There seems to be at loose, all over the country, a growing
lack of respect for law and order. Just what is responsible for
this is puzzling many people, both enforcement people and
"Wc believe if firm and positive steps are taken in our com
munity, wc can resist growth of lawlessness. As suggestions, we
offer the following steps:
"1. All officers in Sheriffs department shall be trained and'
experienced men and should be paid commensurate
"2. 24-hour service.
"3. Add 2 prowl cars for additional protection at night.
"4. Obtain better working relations with town police of
Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Aberdeen.
"5. Added costs of more men and equipment can be borne
by additional taxes, if necessary.
"6. As the area grows, a consistent plan should be de
veloped to add additional men to the force.
"7. Quality of personnel is more important than quantity.
"We can offer innumerable occasions where lack of service
has been present, but the facts remain something must be done
to improve facilities in the Sheriffs office.
"You as members of the Board of Commissioners have the
responsibility and we ask immediate action be taken to investi
gate and take steps for better law enforcement."