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Camp Easter in the Pines, with
lake and buildings, is at South
ern National Bank, Page 28.
VOL. ? 44 No. 49
have been recognized for giving
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SOUTHERN PINES, N. C., THURSDAY, OCTOBER 22, 1964
PRICF: 10 CENTS
Be At 19 Voting
Registration for voting in the
county, state and national elec
tions on Tuesday, November 3,
will end at the close of the day
Saturday, October 24, in Moore
County's 19 precinct polling
Registrars will be at the poll
ing places all day Saturday and'
may be reached at their homes
or places of business prior to that
S C. Riddle of Carthage, chair
man of the Moore County Board
of Elections, said that new regi
strations have been above nor
mal, with a heavy demand for
absentee ballots which are, he
pointed out, subject to new regu
lations voted into law by last
year's General Assembly.
Mr. Riddle said Wednesday
that the board of elections at that
time had 218 applications for
absentee ballots from voters in
thp armed forces and 58 from
The new regulations don't ap
ply to the military absentee
voters, the chairman said, and
they can get ballots easily by
sending in a form obtainable at
There are three new tvpes of
civilian absentee ballots:
The 'A ballot, for persons who
will be out of the county on
election day. (Deadline for re
ceiving applications is 6 pm Wed
nesday of next week).
The "B" ballot for persons suf
fering from "protracted" illness,
who know now they won't be
able to get out to vote. The
deadline is the same as for the
"A" ballots; a doctor's certificate
must be obtained: and there are
other tight regulations.
The "C" ballot is for persons
with unexpected illness and may
be applied for until 10 a.m.
Monday, November 2 (the day
before the voting) when the
board of elections holds its last
session before election day. The
entire board must pass on nil
civilian absentee ballots. Mr.
No new registration is requir- 1
( d for persons on the county's I
hooks in the precinct where they
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The Southern Pines Ha
tary Club will holr' its an
nual Halloween party for the
town's children on Saturday
evening, October 31, in front
of the main Citizens Bank
building on N. W. Broad St.
Ray Hannah is general
chairman of the event, and
has committees at work on
the plans i(or the party. As
in previous yearn there will
be ? parade, prizes, game
booths, refreshments, special
contests and music.
Further details will be an
nounce nexi wevk.
CLINIC SCENE ? Some of the more than
1,000 persons tested for glaucoma symptoms at
a free eye clinic here here last week are shown
in this scene at the armory, illustrating one of
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the steps ? rending eye charts ? in the test. Vol
unteer workers point to letters read by the
standing persons, as others wait their turn.
Over 1,000 Get
Free Eye Checks
At Lions Clinic
A total of 1,086 persons receiv
ed free examinations at the Glau
coma Detection Clinic conducted |
Thursday of last week at the Na- j
tional Guard Armory here.
Glaucoma is an eye affliction i
that can cause blindness, but can j
be arrested if discovered in time, i
Of this group, reported Dewey j
L. Ritter, Jr., of Southern Pines, I
chairman of Zone 5 of the spon- |
soring Lion- Clubs, 76 referrals]
were made for further testing or ,
Coincident with the eye exam ,
inations, 174 persons made vol
untary "eye wills," giving their
eyes, after death, for medics I
Lions Clubs of Zone 5 are j
those at Southern Pines, Pine- j
hurst, Aberdeen, Pinebiuff and j
West End. The clinic wns one of a !
Ceremonies conducted this
morning at Collins Department |
Store in Aberdeen marked re- ,
opening of the store, after com- '
pletion of an extensive expans- j
ion, remodeling and redecorating
The efcanfios increased the sell
ing space of the store about 40
This morning's ceremony also
marked beginning of an "ex
pansion reopening" sale, to run
C. L. Tyson, store manager, who '
is a patient at Moore Memorial
Hospital, was unable to attend
today's event. He is expected to
be at the hospital through next
?.veek, before returning to his
home at Vass further convalesc
Merchants Oppose Parking Meiers,
Suggest 01 [-Street Area Downtown
A small group of local busi
nessmen met Monday nii;ht at
the monthly meeting of the
Southern Pines Merchants' Coun
cil. The small group was in con
trast to a large turnout last
Chairman Dante Montesanli
called for reports from commit
tee chairmen, the fir.-.t being J. T.
Overton who reported on the
Broad Street parking problem.
At last month's meeting the
group had decided that enforce
ment of the parking limits would
help keep employees out of
perking spaces which would be
used by shoppers. Overton re
ported that his committee had
consulted with merchants from
several other towns about their
parking situation and sought to
resolve a question in many mer
chants' minds the possibilitv of
installing parking meters.
Overton and his committee
concluded that parking meters
were not the answer, based on
replies received from towns
where neters were installed.
The parking committee recom
mended that provisions be made
for a downtown off-street park
ing area. Overton mentioned that
one businessman had offered a
vacant lot which the town might
use for employee parking.
It was the general conclusion
at last month's meeting that if
employees of the downtow n busi
nesses could park in an area oth
er than that of the main hip
ping area, the problem would bo
greatly improved, at least for the
Karl Hubbard moved thai. Over
ton lake his committee's recom
mendations before the town
council at its next meeting in No
vember. The motion was endors
ed by the merchants.
Bill Thomasson, chairman of
the committee to look into bufi
ness closings for holidays and
funerals of town officials, report
ed that in the future hin commit- |
tee composed of Jean Edson and |
June Blue would recommend
when it was desirable for the
business community as a whole
to close for such an occasion. The
recommendation from the Mer- ?
chants' Council will be passed on
to the individual businesses by ]
the Information Center.
Larry Snider reported that the '
Junior Chamber of Commerce
had collected $1,115 from 74 mer
chants which is to be u?ed in de
fraying the costs of permanent '
Christmas lighting lixtuves for I
Broad Street. The amount col- '
lected during the recent drive 1
will go toward the purchase of 1
the lights over a three-year peri
Other topics dUeuued general- ]
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Joel Q. Stutts, superintendent
of water distribution and of the
sewage treatment plant, for the
Town of Southern Pines, has
been appointed city recreation di
rector at Laurinburg.
Employed by the Town of
Southern Pines for the past 13
years. Stutts was chosen for the
position by the Laurinburg city
council. His duties will begin
there November !.
As recreation director, he will
be in charge of baseball, basket
ball, football and Softball pro
grams, in addition to arts and
crafts and the recreation pro
gram at the Laurinburg Commu
nity Center. The position is a '
When the town council was in
formed last week of Stutt^'s res- .
ignation, the council directed J
that a resolution of appreciation
for hi- loyal service be prepared,
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lewis McNeill ,
Slutls In Utility
Posts With Town \
Lewis McNeill has ben named ,
3y Town Manager F. F. Kainey 1
to succeed Joel Stutts. Novem
ber I, as superintendent of water <
distribution and superintendent (
of the sewage treatment plant. (
Stutts has resigned to become (
:ity recreation director at Laurin- <
burg. McNeill has been his as- (
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Man Returned To
After Cliureh Fire
A 44-year-old white man with
a record of arson ha> been re
turned to a state hospital follow
ing the burning of the Haw
Branch Christian Church (Negro)
in Deep River Township Friday,
October 9, according to Moore
County Sheriff W. B. Kelly.
The sheriff said the deed was
"the work of a sick mind and
there was nothing racial in it."
A series of fires in the same gen
eral area last spring, which re
sulted in the committal of the ar
sonist, included that of Friend
ship Baptist Church (white)
which was burned to the ground.
A couple of vacant dwellings
were also destroyed by fire, and
some attempts at starting woods
fire were made.
The patient was releacd last
July to return to his home for a
probationary period. Following
the burning of the Haw Bracnh
Church he was interrogate! and
his actions investigated. While
he did not admit the arson, the
sheriff said, "we are satisfied
that he was the one responsible."
The old frame church, built in
1906 close to the Lee County line,
was completely destroyed in the
early afternoon fire which was
discovered by a mail route car
rier. The Highfalls volunteer rur
al fire department was called but
was unable to get there in time.
Said Sheriff Kelly, "In that
rural community, the white and
Negro citizens get along together
as well as you could wish. This
has been true for years and
years. The only time there is
trouble is when someone comes
in from outside and stirs it up."
Preliminary steps toward es
ablishing a fire district which
would have its own fire-fighting
equipment. in the area between
Southern Pines and Aberdeen,
vere taken at a meeting held last
Residents of the area say it is
vithout adequate fire protection
ind is growing at an increasing
?ate. The district would include
erritory between the two towns |
ind extending three miles in
>ach direction east and west,
rom No. 1 highway.
Last Friday, a steering com
nittee met at the Charlton Motel
vith Sherman Plckert
;tate director of fire and rescue
;ervice. to discuss the proposal.
Members of the committee are:
Uton Scott, chairman; James
(Continued on Page 8)
Maximum and minimum tern
>eratures for each day of the past
veek were reeorJcc as follows at
he U.S Weather Bureau obser
vation station at the W E E B
tudios oil Midland Road.
COUNTY- WIDE PRE-ELECTION RALLIES
Democrats To Hear Ervin Saturday;
GOP To Host Gavin , Jonas Oct . 28
Moore County Republicans will'*
stage their major pre-election
rally at the Aberdeen school
cafeteria, Wednesday of next
week, October 28, and ? with
over 1,000 tickets sold to the
chicken dinner-speechmaking af
fair ? are predicting the largest
GOP gathering ever held in the
The two leading figures in the
state's Republican party ? Guber
natorial candidate Robert L.
Gavin of Sanford and Congress
ional candidate Charles R. Jonas
of Lincolnton ? are expected,
along with the party's complete
Moore County ticket.
Dinner will open the program
at 6 p. m. Rep. Jonas will meet
the press at 6:30. A combo will
play until the 8 p.m. start of the
rally and, at 8:30, proceedings
will be interrupted to give away
a 21-inch color TV set as a door
prize, reports Wallace W. O'Neal
of Pinehurst, county GOP chair
John Greer of Aberdeen is in
charge of the planning commit
tee. Coolidge Thompson of Pine
bluff is in charge of the dinner
and the Sandhill Republican Wo
men will serve the dinner under
direction of Mrs W. R. Bonsai,
III, of Southern Pines.
James E. Harrington, Jr., of
Pinehurst, 8th District Chairman,
will be the master of ceremonies.
O'Neal stated that all friends
of Robert Gavin, Congressman
Jonas and the local candidates
are invited, regardless of party
I R. S. Ewing of Southern Pines,
j candidate for the State House
of Representatives will introduce
the local candidates: Dr. Charles
Phillips. Southern Pines and
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Mr. & Mrs. Quillen Now
Operating Bakery Here 1
Mr. and Mrs. Irven D. Quillen
have leased the business former
ly known as the Mid South Bak
ery and are now operating it un
der the name of Tne Bread Bas
ket. They have undertaken some
remodeling and ir.j.n:.. ;i a full
line of bakery items.
Hours of operation will be
Monday through Saturday from
7 am to 6 pm. Until the first of j
November. The Bread Baske!
will be closed Wednesday after
Mrs. Quillen is the former
Theresa Montesanti of Southern
The Blue Knighis football
team of Southern Pines High j
School will face the Vikings j
of Union Pines in the annual j
Homecoming game, at Me- |
morial Field here at 8 pm,
Union Pines is the coun
ty system's new consolidated
high school, located between
Carthage and Vass.
Numerous fesiivities, in
eluding the choice of a Home
coming Queen, parade, dance
and other events are planned
for Friday and Saturday.
Many school alumni are ex
pected back for the game.
Candidates for Queer; a^e
pictured elsewhere in The
Pilot today and other details
are noted in the Southern
Pines school news column.
The Blue Knights defeated
Rowland 33-12, Monday
night at Rowland, for their
sixth consecutive victory.
The game had been post
poned from last Friday night,
because of rain. [
Board To Consider
There will be a joint meeting
of the Town Council and Planning
Board Wednesday, October 28,
at 8 p.m. in the Town Hall.
Meeting with the group will be
Victor Denton, director, central
area office, division of commun
ity planning, Department of Con
servation and Development,
To be discussed at the meeting
will be the sanitary landfill waste
disposal area and the possible
awarding of a temporary contract
for burying refuse that has ac
cumulated at the landfill, bring
ing complaints about smoke and
odor from residents of the Mur
ray Hill Road area. Planned also
is discussion of a possible ordin
ance that would limit use of the
landfill bv out-of-town persons
or set a fee for such use.
Tin? council will continue dis
cussion of the school traffic safe
ty and parking situation, at the
? Democrats from throughout
i Moore County are expected to
j turn out in force Saturday night
of this week, October 24, to
whoop it up for their entire
slate of candidates in the Novem
ber 3 election.
Place of the supper and rally
where U. S. Senator Sam J
Ervin, Jr., of Morganton will be
welcomed as the principal speak
er, is the new Union Pines con
solidated school, between Carth
age and Vass.
The Senator, a noted orator in
the old style and famous for his
humorous anecdotes, is expected
to help bring out party members
for the largest gathering of the
Supper will begin at 6 p.m.
and the program will follow at
7. Tickets are available from pre
cinct chairmen: from County
Chairman J. Elvin Jackson of
Carthage, cashier of the Carolina
Bank at Vass; or from the De
mocratic campaign headquarters
on the courthouse square in Car
Prominent on the program will
be Dr. William D. (Bill) James
of Hamlet, who is challenging
8th District Congressman Charles
R. Jonas of Lincolnton in his bid
for reelection. Dr. James is cam
paigning hard over the district
as the "for" candidate? for aid
to education, the space program,
price supports and increased med
ical facilities in the district,
among other items. He said this
week that he had put 15,000 miles
on his car and has spoken to
over 200 formal or informal
groups since the campaign began.
H. Clifton Blue of Aberdeen.
Speaker of the House in the 1963
N. C. General Assembly, is ex
pected, as is Voit Gilmore ux.
Southern Pines, State Senate
nominee from the four-county
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Reservations Asked For
Scouting Dinner Nov. 9
Individuals and groups plan
ning to attend the annual Pot
luck Dinner of Sandhills District
Boy Scout-, to be held in the
Aberdeen school cafeteria No
vember 9, are asked to make res
ervations as soon as possible with
Mrs. Mark Liddell or Mrs. J.
Kimball Watson, both of South
All parents of Hoy Scouts,
Cub Scouts and Explorers are in
vited. Details of the event will be
AT f'INEHURST ? Four players in the North
& South Seniors Invitational golf tournament
going on at Pinehurst pose for a photo between
rounds. Left to right: Howard Creel of Col
orado Springs, Colo., the medalist with 71, on
Monday; Charles H. Stewart of Mississippi
City, Miss.; William D. Taylor of Westmount,
P. Q., Canada, who in the first round defeated
Knox M. Young of Pittsburgh, the 1964 West
ern Pennsylvania Seniors champion, 1-up; and
Richard S. Tufts, one of the founders of the
N&S Seniors and chairman of the board of
Pinehurst, Inc. (Hemmcr photo)
Medalist, Defending Champion Play
In North-South Tourney At Pinehurst;
Medalist Howard Creel of Col
orado Springs, Colo., and defend- 1
ing champion James McAlvin of 1
Lake Forest, 111., scored first 1
round victories yesterday (Wed
nesday) and set up a second
round showdown in the North- '
South Seniors Ir.vitatio.ial golf
championship at Pinehurst '
Creel, a left-hander and the
1961 and 1962 World Seniors :
Champion, edged Robert R. 1
Bell, a former champion from i
Worthington, Ohio, 2 and 1. Mc- '
Alvin disposed of Dr. W. R.
Atkins of Louisville, Ky., 5 and 1
Creel and McAlvin faced each
other in today's second round
nver the No. 2 course at Pinehurst
Country Club. Results came too
late for the Pilot's news deadline.
Two other former champions
won first round matches Wed
nesday. Col. William K. Lanrnan
:>f Glenvie'v. ill., defeated F. A.
Prather. Ft. Myers, Fla. 4 and 3,
arid J. Wolcott Brown of Seagirt,
N\ J., eliminated P. J. mIcDo
nough of Pittsburgh, Pa., also by
I and 3.
Creel shot a one-under-par 71
to win the medal, Monday Run
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Senior Women, Oldsters
In Tourneys Next Week
Following conclusion of thr
13th North-South Seniors golf
tournament for men at Pinehurst
Saturday, the 7th annual North
and South Seniors Invitational
for Women will open Tuesday of
next week, after practice rounds
on Monday. Miss Ada McKenrie.
Canadian golfer, is expected to
defend her title.
Opening Monday, also at Pine
hurst, and running through Sat
urday (no play on Thursday) will
be a new event ? the first tourna
ment of the Three Score and Ten
Club, for inen golfers ov/er 70,
to play in four age classes running
up to 85 and over.