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Editorial, page 2.
VOL.? 45 No. 11
SOUTHERN PINES, N. C., THURSDAY, JANUARY 28, 1965
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laws more effective ? and why?
See article on page 2.
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Moore Group At
County and municipal officials
from Moore. Lee, Montgomery,
Chatham, Orange, Durham and
Wake Counties met last night
(Wednesday) at the Wilrick Ho
tel in Sanford, for a conference
on Emergency Preparedness,
sponsored by the University of j
North Carolina Extension Divi
Lee County and the Town of
Sanford were hosts at dinner p-e
ceding the program. While coun
ty, town and school officials were
specially urged to attend, the
conference was open to all inter
Main speakers were UNC Law 5
School Professor Seymour W.
Wurfel, Duke University Safety
Officer Conrad Knight and Major
Gen. Edward F. Griffin, State
Civil Defense director.
Purposes of the conference
To explain current Civil De
fense policies and programs.
To clarify the legal and moral
responsibilities in this field.
To expand understanding of
the National Shelter Program.
And to promote cooperation
and coordinated planning within
UNC is one of 50 state univer
sities which has been awarded a
contract of the Office of Civil
Defense to conduct a series of
training courses and conferences
throughout the state.
Attending from Moore County
were: Col. A. M. Koster of South
ern Pines, county Civil Defense
director; County Commissioners
J. M. Pleasants of Southern Pines
and Lynn Martin of Eagle
Springs; W. J. Wilson, represent
ing Pinehurst, Inc.; Lane Bullock,
CD director at Vass; Col. Jack
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Teachers To Hear
Officials Of NEA
Dr. Robert W. Eaves of Wash
ington, D. C., executive secretary,
Department of Elementary Prin
cipals of the National Education
Association, will be guest speak
er at a joint meeting of the
Southern Pines and Pinehurst
units of the North Carolina Edu
cation Association, Tuesday. The
dinner meeting will be held at
Sanders Whispering Pines Res
taurant on No. 1 highway, north,
at 6:30 pm.
Dr. A. C. Dawson of Raleigh.
NCEA executive secretary and
former superintendent of schools
here, will introduce the speaker.
Among the invited guests is
Bert Ishee, NEA director for the
central district of NCEA. who is
principal of Alexander Graham
Junior High School, Fayetteville.
Jack S. Younts of Southern
Pines, president and owner of
Sandhills Community Broadcas
ters (Radio Station WEEB) here,
was elected president of the
North Carolina Associated Press
Broadcasters in a meeting of the
group at Durham, Monday.
Mr. Younts, who had served
during the past year as vice pres
ident of the Broadcasters, also is
president and principal owner of
Radio Station WUSM at Have
lock. He has owned and operated
the station here since 1947.
The N. C. Associated Press
Broadcasters, with a membership
of over 100, represents radio and
television stations using the AP
Officers For '65
Officers of a reorganized
Woodmen of the World Camp
here were installed at a meeting
Thursday night of last week in
the Woodmen Hall.
The officers are: D. P. Rlack,
council commander; Harold War
ner, past council commander;
Dalton McNeill, advisor lieuten
ant; Theron Thomas, escort; W.
II. Hicks, banker; J. W. Cook,
watchman; Larry McFiae, sentry;
Barney Koonce, camp sentry;
and James E. Sessoms, Bruce
Medlin and Roy Newton, audi
The Camp will hold meetings
on the second and fourth Thurs
days of each month.
PRESENTATION ? Key figures in Monday night's presenta
tion of the Distinguished Service Award of the Southern Pines
Junior Chamber of Commerce are shown here with some of
their employers who attended as honored guests in the "Bosses'
Night" feature of the DSA banquet. Left to right: W. B. Mc
Gowen, Central Division sales manager, Carolina Power & Light
Co.; Robert C. Bishop, commercial superintendent, United Tele
phone Company of the Carolinas; Fred W. Teeter, Jr., winner
of the DSA award, president of the local Jaycees and marketing
supervisor, United Telephone Co.; Bobby L. Montague, 1st vice
president of the Jaycees and heating and cooling specialist with
CP&L's Central Division office here, making the presentation;
John M. Bigbee, vice president and chief engineer, United Tele
phone Co.; Norris L. Hodgkins, Jr., maker of the keynote ad
dress and a former winner of the DSA award, executive vice
president of the Citizens Bank and Trust Co. of Southern Pines;
Michael Hobbs; chairman of the banquet and program, for the
Jaycees, ana a Citizens Bank teller; and William P. Toney, a
director of the Jaycees and assistant vice president of the Citizens
Bank, who spoke the invocation Monday night.
Shaw House Will
Open February 8; !
The Shaw House will open
Monday, February 8 for the
spring season according to Mrs.
Ernest L. Ives, chairman of the
committee in charge of this pro
ject of the Moore County Histori
The Shaw House at the corner
of S W. Broad St. and Morgan
ton Road, is a restored home
typical of early dwellings in the
Sandhills. It will be open to vis
itors daily except Sunday, from
noon until 5 pm. Luncheon and
tea will be served and special par
ties and bridge luncheons may be
arranged. All proceeds go toward
the upkeep of the house and
Mrs. A. Mangum Webb, who is
in charge of hostesses, announces
that the following are among
those who have volunteered to
serve: Mrs. George N. Adams,
Mrs. Sherwood Brockwell, Jr,
Mrs. W. Lamont Brown, Miss
Gussie Cameron, Mrs. Ronald J.
Christie, Mr . Edwin A. McCluer,
Mrs. Fred Conkey, Mrs. D. L.
McGoogan, Mrs. D. W. Heppes,
Mrs. Robert C. Heyl, Mrs, Brad
Also, Mrs. Sydney G. Jackson,
Mrs. Robert P. Keeth, Mrs. Law
rence Kempf, Mrs. B. Porter
Kuszmaul, Mrs. Joseph P. Mar
ley, Mrs. John A. McPhaul, Mrs.
A. E. Rhinehart, Mrs. Leonard
Sain, Miss Emile May Wilson.
Mrs. Jeannette Walls, Mrs. Clark
Worth and Mrs. J. S. Younts.
Mrs. A. P. Thompson of Pine
hurst, is vice-chairman of the
Shaw House committee aid Mrs.
Edward Schneider is treasurer.
HORSE SHOW, SUNDAY
There will be another in the
series of Mid-South Schooling
Horse Shows this Sunday, begin
ning at 1:30 pm, at Mr. and Mrs
Beverly Grey's Economy Farm
ring. There is no entry fee or
HONORED BY LOCAL JAYCEES
Teeter Wins DSA Award
Fred W. Teeter, Jr., president
of the Southern Pines Junior
Chamber of Commerce and mar
keting supervisor with United
Telephone Company of the Caro
linas at the company's head
quarters office here, received the
Distinguished Service Award of
the local Jaycees, Tuesday night.
The award, recognizing both
community service and personal
success in business by a young
man (35 or under) in Southern
Pines, was presented by Bobby
L. Montague, first vice president
of the Jaycees, who described the
Given To Library;
26 In All Needed
(Editorial, page 2)
The Southern Pines Library is
receiving donations with which
to buy chairs for its new rooms,
given as personal memorials,
with a brass plate listing the hon
ored perst '? name to be affixed
to each cha .
Mrs. Stanley Lambourne, libra
rian, said thi= week that seven of
26 needed chairs have been giv
en, at $25 per chair.
Library trustees reminded the
public that the library operated
for many years under voluntary
support before it was taken over
by the town and that the cur
rently needed donations are in
the tradition of the library's
The chair donors and persons
honored so far in the project
are: two by Mrs. T. T. McLane
and one by Mrs. Ernest L. Ives,
the person honored to be deter
mined later; three in memory of
Harry M. Vale, Jr., given by Mr.
and Mrs. David A. Drexel, Mr
and Mrs. Henry C. Flory and
Miss Lockie Parker: and one by
Mrs. L. L. LaMarche and Miss
Jane LaMarche. in memory of
Col. Logan L. LaMarche.
Time Grows Short For Buying Town
Licenses For Automobiles And Doss
Police Chief Earl S. Seawell
this week reminded local motor
vehicle owners and dog owners
that they must meet town licens
ing requirements. The two laws
apply to all persons whose resi
dence is within the town limits,
Car tags, costing $1, are on
sale at the Information Center.
They must be on vehicles by
February 15 ? the same deadline
as that for 1965 state license
plates. The Information Center is
open six days a week from 9 a.m.
to 12 noon, and each afternoon
from 1 to a, except Wednesday
Dog tags, costing $1 for a male
or spayed female and $2 for a
female, must be purchased at the
police station and fixed to the
dog's collar before the end of
January. The police station is
open 24 hours a day, seven days
Local dogs must each have two
license tags, Chief Seawell point
ed out. A dog owner receives a
county tag when he lists his pro
perty, including dogs, for taxes ?
a procedure that also must be
completed before the end of
January. The town tag is sepa
rate and1 additional, the chief
All dogs also must display a
county rabies vaccination tag.
Another provision of the county
dog law, though it is not strictly
enforced, oils for a tag on which
name and address of the dog's
owner Is engraved.
Properly outfitted Southern
Pines dogs, therefore, should each
be wearing four lags ? making
them, whatever else they may be,
the jingliest, jangliest dogs in the
achievements of the recipient.
DSA winners are chosen fro-n
young men nominated by the j
public and judged by a commit
tee of citizens over the Jaycee
age limit. The winner is never!
announced before the DSA ban
quet and came, said Mr. Teeter, i
as a complete surprise to him. Re- !
ceiving the plaque, he said, "Ii
cannot express how I feel " Hr
thanked-atl the Jaycees for their
work in the organization.
Also thanked, for their cooper
ation and consideration, were the;
many employers of Jaycees pres
ent at the banquet ? an occasion
that is also known as Bosses'
Night." The gathering took place
in Doug Kelly's Restaurant at
the Holiday Inn.
Keynote speaker for the occa
sion was Mayor Norris L. Hodg
kins, Jr., a former Jaycee presi
dent and also a former winner
of the DSA award. He was in
troduced by Michael Hobbs, ban
quet chairman for the Jaycees.
Mr. Hodgkins commended the
Jaycees on their projects, such as
the Golf Carousel, purchase of
playground equipment, and the
Christmas lighting, and urged
them to take an active interest in
this year's town election.
Reviewing the activities of the
town council in the past year and
a half of his term in office, the
mayor named as the number one
accomplishment the maintenance
of good race relations here? in
which, he said, assistance had
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Hayes-Howell & Associates, lo
cal architectural firm, was given
an Award of Merit by the North
Carolina Chapter of the American
Institute of Architects, during a
meeting of the chapter at the
Jack Tar Hotel in Durham, last
The award recognized the
firm's design for the Whispering
Pines Motor Lodge and Sanders
Restaurant, a complex of build
ings located off No. 1 highway,
Receiving the award and rep
resenting the firm at the meet
ing was Edison J. Willis, Jr., of
Club Will Meet
The Southern Pines Blue
Knights Booster Club will have
a meeting at the East Southern
Pines High School, Wednesday,
February 3, at 8 pm.
John Mallow, club president,
said that a treasury report will
be given and plans for activities
in the near future discussed.
The club, which invites new
members to join, is composed of
adults interested in the entire
athletic program at East South
ern Pines High School. The pres
ident said next week's meeting
would be one of the most im
portant of the school year and
urged all members to attend,
Heard By Negro
The North Carolina Little
Symphony Orchestra made its
first visit to the Sandhills yes
terday. Meeting at the gymnasi
um in West Southern Pines, the
state orchestra played for the
children of Moore County's Ne
Ordinarily the orchestra plans
its visit here to include all three
concerts that are given each year
under the sponsorship of the
Sandhills Music Association.
However this year, because of'
scheduling reasons, it was found
necessary to split the visit, with
the orchestra planning to return
here on March 5 for the concert
at the school auditorium in Aber
deen and the concert for the
general public the same evening
at Weaver Auditorium here.
All county Negro schools were
represented at yesterday's hour
long recital. These were, besides
the local school: Academy
Heights, Pinehurst; Berkley,
Aberdeen; Davis, in upper
Moore; Pinckney, Carthage;
and Vineland, near West End.
According to the methods in
order for the school children's
concerts, the orchestra played a
program especially suited to their
understanding and pleasure. In
cluded were two of the "Let's
all-sing-together" numbers in
which the audience as well as
the orchestra takes part. That this
was especially enjoyed by the
participants was evident, by the
whole-hearted singing of the stu
dents. The performance of "The
Blue Bell of Scotland" on auto
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Officials Jo Study
Water Supply Plan
Southern Pines, Aberdeen and
Carthage town officials met here
laiit night with consulting engi
neers and other interested per
sons to discuss a proposed link
ing of the water systems of the
three communities. The proposal
anticipates water needs of a wide
area of the Sandhills over the
next 20 years.
The special session of the town
council brought together for the
first time in public the mayors
By Town Council
How Southern Pines can get
government- constructed low-rent
public housing, if the Town
chooses to cooperate with this
nation-wide program, was out
lined for the town council at a
special meeting last night, by a
representative of the Federal
Public Housing Authority (PHA).
The council took no action last
night, but agreed there is a need
for such housing here.
Miss Frances Barrett of Atlan
ta, Ga , said that the type and
size of housing units are based
on the needs of the community,
as determined from information
furnished by the town and check
ed over, changed if necessary and
approved by the federal agency.
Sites must be approved by the
PHA, by a board of five local
Housing Authority commissioners
and by the Town, she said.
Small town units are usually
duplexes or sometimes single -
family units. Special units for
elderly persons may be built
under the program, if the need
is recognized. Units need not be
constructed at a single site, she
The commissioners would be
locally chosen and the mayor
would appoint a new commission
er to the group each year. The
commissioners choose a profes
sional executive director for the
project, compensated on the basis
of the number of units supervis
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Brush Fire Calls Oui
Volunteers Here Today
Volunteer firemen were called
out about 12:30 pm today to fight
a brush fire near the Trimble
Products Co. plant.
A second alarm, sounding a
few minutes later, summoned an
other truck which was needed to
bring the fire under control.
The fire burned over an area
of less than an acre, but, said
firemen, could have done much
more damage if not controlled.
Convicted Man Slips Away To Freedom
After Trial In Carthage Courthouse
A 20-year-old Negro, sentenc
ed to prison on three felony
counts at Carthage Tuesday
afternoon, shortly afterward!
walked undetected out of the
courthouse to freedom.
He was missed within a few
minutes and a search was begun.
However, despite one of the most
intensive manhunts ever staged
in the area, by Thursday morn
Sheriff W. B. Kelly warns
that no per?on is io harbor
Henry T. Hoover, 20-year
old escaper, or to aid him in
any way, under penally of
The sheriff fllso warned
that the man ii a "bad actor"
and has a record of car theft
He is described as a dark
complexioned Negro of
medium height and weight,
and wore *1 the time of his
escape a greenish-gray plaid
jacket with round neck ? no
collar or lapels.
Anyone seeing him should
notify the sheriff's office at
C/trihage or the nearest con
stable or policeman.
ing he had not been found.
Henry T. Hoover had been
summoned from the prisoners'
dock to confer with his court
appointed attorney. During their
conference in a room opening off
the courtroom corridor, the law
yer also was summoned briefly
away. When he returned, he as
sumed that Hoover had gone
back to the prisoners' dock,
where he had been waiting to be
returned to jail.
Two boys later said they had
seen the Negro walking down
Hoover, born and raised at
Cameron but more recently of
Rochester, N. Y., was described
by Sheriff W. B. Kelly as "mean"
and "dangerous," also as a pro
fessional "straight-wirer" of cars.
Kelly expressed the hope that
he would be caught before steal
ing a car or committing a burg
lary or hold-up.
Wednesday morning, a woman
reported that a man answering
Hoover's description had come
walking past her house the after
noon before and had asked her if
he was on the right road to Vass.
He has numerous relatives in
the Cameron area and officers
have visited them, searching
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'and other representatives of (he
; three ttwns, carrying forward
i informal discussions which have
been taking place about the am
bitious project. Aberdeen officials
had met with the council here
before, but ail three towns had
not taken the matter up together.
Mayor Norris L. Hodgkins,
Jr., presided and all other mem
bers of the town council were
present for the special meeting ?
Mayor Pro Tem Fred Pollard and
Councilmen Felton Capel, C A.
McLaughlin and Harry Pethick,
along with Town Manager F. F.
Rainey. Town Attorney W. La
mont Brown and Mrs. Mildred
McDonald, town clerk.
Representing Aberdeen were
Mayor Earl Freeman and Water
Commissioner Robert Farrell.
From Carthage came Mayor Luke
Marion and Water Commissioner
TTie result of last night's dis
cussion ? which was not expected
to be final or conclusive? was
that, on motion of Councilman
McLaughlin, the local council
voted that Mayor Hodgkins and
Manager Rainey should meet
with Aberdeen and Carthage of
ficals and come back at a future
time with definite proposals for
consideration by the council.
On hand to provide technical
information about the water ca
pacities and needs of the area
were Louis Wooten, Jr., and Willis
Barlow, engineers with Wooten
& Co., of Raleigh, consulting en
gineers for both Aberdeen and
I Southern Pines.
Also present and strongly en
dorsing any move that would pro
vide Southern Pines with addi
tional sources of water for future
years ? which he said would be
needed here because of expand
ing population and industry ?
was Howard Butler of Southern
Pines, water consultant for the
Southern Railway and other cor
porations, for many years.
"Nothing will crucify a com
munity more than lack of water,"
was his dramatic statement.
This doesn't mean, however,
that the Sandhills faces a water
shortage if available resources
are, as the plan proposes, proper
ly linked up and used. Mr. But
ler gave his approval to working
out such an arrangement. "You
need to do something." he said,
pointing out population and in
dustrial growth in the Southern
Here is the gist of the plan:
Southern Pines would increase
the capactty of its water filtra
tion and purification plant, using
a new type of equipment that is
relatively economical to install
but could cost up to $100,000 to
double its capacity from two mil
lion to four million gallons of
water per day.
Two water lines, at an estimat
ed cost of around $225,000, would
be run between the Southern
Pines water treatment plant and
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Morton Camellias To
Be Shown At Library
Camellias from the Youngs
Road estate of Mr. and Mrs. T.
K. Morton will be on view at the
Southern Pines Library during
the first two weeks of February,
Mrs. Stanley Lambourne, libra
rian, said this week.
The flowers have been shown
there annually for several years,
a custom begun by the late Harry
M. Vale, Jr., former owner of the
Morton property who cultivated
a variety of rare and beautiful
camellias, leaving the plants
there when the property was
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 011 Midland Rottd.