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VOL. 33?NO. 3 16 PAGES THIS WEEK SOUTHERN PINES. NORTH CAROLINA. FRIDAY, JANUAHY II. 1352 ~ " .b fAGEtt l Hi's WEEK " ~ PRICE?10 CENTS
Town Board Buys Equipment. Lets
Contract For Fluoridation System
Plan For Broad St.
The Town Board held its regu
lar monthly meeting Wednesday
night, all five commissioners
Mayor Page and Town Clerk
Howard Burns being present.
Covering items which ranged from
the purchase of paving equipment
to traffic control to issuing a taxi
license, the business accomplished
gave a fair picture of the town's
activities and growth.
Major items reported on pre
sented the fact that in the past
month the town has spent more
than $9,000 for equipment, with
another $3000 voted at Wednes
day's meeting. The latter figure
Iras been earmarked for a cash
register, following demonstration j
of the machine by a National Cash ]
Hegister company salesman. Feel
ing that this labor-saving device
would save office expense as the j
town's business grows ... it is al
ready around $10,000 a month, ac
cording to Mr. Burns ... as well
as reduce auditors' fees through
more detailed and clearer book-;
keeping, the board voted for the i
purchase of a machine. The mo
tion was made by L. V. O'Callag
iran, seconded by Walter Blue, and
Previous to this, minutes of two
special meetings, of December 17
and 20, had disclosed that the
town had purchased street-paving
equipment costing approximately
S8.0G0, and that the contract for
installing a fluoridation system
iiad been let, with the Wallace
Turner Company receiving the
contract. In accepting this firm's
bid of $3,285, it was explained that j
the board was influenced by the
fact that the present chlorinators,
had been purchased from this I
firm, which already made regular ;
inspections and these would be
continued with the new equip
ment. This will include stainless
A petition from a small group
in Pinedene, asking that their
property be taken into the town,
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I RAJjPH STEED
Steed Sworn In
To Fill Out Term
As County Coroner
Ralph Steed ot Bobbins was ap
pointed Moore County coroner
Monday by the board of county
commissioners. He was sworn in
Tuesday by Carlton C. Kennedy,
cierk of superior court, to fill out
the unexpired term of the late
Hugh P. Kelly.
Dr. Francis L. Owens of Pine
burst served briefly as temporary
coroner, pending the commission
Mr. Kelly, who died December
23, was reelected in 1950 to a two
year term, which will expire in
December 1952. The office is sub
ject to election in the May pri
Mr. Steed, a native of Mont
gomery county, moved to Moore
in 1945, following his Separation
from Army service, and is associ
ated with his brother in the oper
ation of the Steed Tfurniture com
pany at Robbins.
He is active in community and
county affairs, is a member of
?he Robbins Lions club, the Ma
sonic lodge of Robbins and the
Southern Pines commandery of
He is vice-president of the;
(Continued on Page 8)
I ne month ot January is mark
ed with the closing dates of vari
ous hunting seasons, according to
a reminder issued by County
Game Protector W. W. McDonald
The deer season ended January
1, waterfowl and duck January 5.
Next Tuesday, January 15, will
mark the end of the squirrel sea
son,'also of the two-week renewal
of the dove season lasting from
January 1 through 15.
The season on rabbits, quail and
turkeys will end January 31.
The game protector reminded
also that all state fishing permits
expired January 1, and new ones
must be bought for any fishing
from here on through the year.
Hunting permits, also the hunt
Hunting Seasons Close In January j
ing and fishing combinations, last
from July 1 through June 30.
Almost $9,000 was taken in dur
ing the past year in Moore county
for all types of hunting and fish
ing permits, Mr. McDonald said.
These included 328 state fishing
permits, 656 daily fishing permits,
99 county fishing licenses, and a
few non-resident licenses, bring
ing in a total of approximately
$1,500. Hunting licenses sold since
July 1 totaled $7,250. Only a few
delayed hunting licenses arc sold
after the first of the year, not
enough to change the total per
Total license collections repre
sent a slight gain over the previ
Morehead Teams Play Here Tonight,
Saturday, In Annual Cage Classic
The Blue and White varsity and"
Jayvee teams of Southern Pines '
High school will meet those of
Morehead City here tonight (Fri
day) and tomorrow r-ght in a re
newal of their colorful series,
which has become a tradition over
a seven-year period.
Starting in 1945, the boys' teams
of the two schools have met for
a classic battle twice each winter,
with Morehead coming to South
ern Pines in January, and South- j
ern Pines playing a return bout
in February. :
During the two-night engage
ments in each town, the visitors
are guests in the homes of the lo
cal team members, an arrange
ment which has meant friendship
off the courts, no matter how
keen the rivalry at game-time.
Before las', year's games, the
Blue and White held a one-game
edge in the lengthening series,
but Coach Talbert's varsity and
Jayvee teams made a clean sweep
here and at Morehead tc take a
commanding lead in 1951.
The seaside resort team may
be in for trouble this year from
a rampaging Blue and White
quintet which has lost only two
games so fur, and these by only
a two and four-point margin. And
for these losses the locals make
no apologies whatever, for, al
though they were playing out oij
their class each time, they put on j
a battle royal and nearly snatch-!
ed both games out of the fire.
The Jayvee games start at 7:30
both nights, with the varsity
slated to meet at 9. The school!
band will be there in full uniform,
to add color and music to the
Also present will be a character
who through the years has won
considerable local fame for him
self?Coach Talbert, of Morehead
City, a colorful feature of the an
Of broad and generous girth,
addicted to neckties of startling
hue, he slides around on the play
ers' bench or jumps up, gesticu
lating wildly, as the game goes
from climax to climax--all to the
immense enjoyment of the spec-.
tutors who have learned to follow
the sideline entles abort as close-!
ly as they do the game. ?JAP
Van Sharpe Moves "Colorful"
Career To Job In Washington
Van B. Shurpe of Carthage, a
likely contender for the nation's
m< st sued-again ;t citizen, has en
tered on a new chapter in hk roll
er-coaster carreer?that of federal
employee in a comfortably-sal
aried berth in the Small Defense
Plants Administration at Wash
While no official announce
ment of the appointment has been
made, it was known he went to
work at Washington several days
ago. He is said to be assistant to
Gen. Telford Taylor, head of the]
recently-set-up SDPA, at a wage!
in the neighborhood of $10,000 i
A number of Moore County cit-l
i/ens, who have long ago lost, [
count of Sharpe's Judgments,1
foreclosures and receiverships, in-:
eluding federal and other tax
troubles, have phoned or written
Mr*. D. J. Blue, list taker
for McNeill township, will be
at the Southern Fines town
hal! Monday through Friday
for the next two weeks.
These will be her only >luun>
in Southern Fines, and all j
taxpayers oi tho community j
are expected to see her some !
lime during the period to list
their taxable property for
payment due next fall, under
penalty of the law.
Today (Friday) she is at
Lake-view, and Saturday she
will be at Vass. also the two
ensuing Saturdays January
13 and 25.
Mrs, Blue will be at Manly
Tuesday, January 29; at Mich
aels store the afternoon of
Wednesday, January 39, and
at Eureka the afternoon of
Thursday, January 31.
First Aid Class
Several In County
Red Cross first aid classes start
ed in Cameron and Pinebluff last
week, one is due to begin tonight j
(Friday) at the lire station in!
Southern Pines and two will start
next week in Pinehurst, accord
ing to information received from
the Moore County chapter office.
Other classes are to be organ
ized shortly in other parts of the
county, also special classes for
juniors 12-17 years old, said Mrs.
Audrey K. Kennedy, executive
The Southern Pines class which
will hold its first meeting tonight
at the fire station will be instruct
ed by Miss Emile Mae Wilson, as
sisted by Frank H. Kaylor. It is
sponsored by the Southern Pines
unit of the N. C. Catholic Lay
men's association, several mem
bers of which will be taking part.
All interested persons are invited
to participate, regardless of church
or club affiliation, Miss Wilson
The class will start at 7:30
o'clock, lasting for two hours, and
will continue for five weeks, with
two evening sessions each week.
The class will decide tonight on
the most convenient evenings for
its regular schedule.
The classes are being organized
as a start toward fulfilment of the
chapter's 1952 commitment of 5,
000 persons trained in first aid
essentials. The courses are strict
ly up to date, containing new fea
tures such as aid in atomic de
fense, and the recently approved
"back-lift arm-pressure" method
of artificial respiration. This new'
method written up two weeks!
ago in Time, has been found more;
effective than the method taught!
for the past several years andj
has been adopted by the Red
Cross, Boy Scouts and other first
aid-teaching agencies. In the Red
Cross courses now being organ
ized in Moore county, the new
method is being taught for the
first time here.
Individuals and groups wishing,
to take first aid are asked to noti
fv the chapter office here or Dr.
John C. Grier, Jr., chapter safety
services chairman, at Pinehurst.
Classes of 12 to 20 members will!
be formed as rapidly as needed.
Fift' en qualified instructors have
b?en lifted up bv the chapter
"ready to go."
; Congressman C. B. Deane to find
. nut how tome." An equal, or
! v erhapf greater number, however,
are said to have gone to bat for
Sharps, and as long ago as last
October a petition was circulating
in the county to back him for his
| present appointment,
i Though it could not be ascer
tained definitely here how the ap
pointment was made, or if it was
ja congressional one, it seems
pretty certain that Congressmen
Cooley and Kerr were the lead
Congressman Deane, reached
by The Pilot by telephone, said
he had made some appointments
for Sharpe to see people in Wash
ington shout a job "some time
early last fall?so long ago I had
almost forgotten it, until he came
by the office a few days ago and
said he had gone to work."
He said that as far as he was
concerned, Sharpe got the job on
his own merits, though he had
discouraged him from the attempt
on the grounds that he was prob
ably too old.
He said it had not appeared to
him at the time that Sharpe was
a controversial figure; that he .
had strong support in Cooley and
Kerr "more powerful than I could
ever have given him" and that
he himself had seen Sharpe chief
ly on Washington visits of the '
past, when he was nearly always :
accompanied and sponsored by
leading citizens from, down this ,
Deane said he had seen no peti- 1
tion in Sharpe's behalf, and that
he knew of Sharpe's business up* '
and downs chiefly through arti
cles in Moore County papers, "
which had presented much to
Sharpe's credit as well as to his
discredit. "A colorful character"
was the way he was generally re- 1
ferred to, with some admiration
implied for the way he "'bounced
back" after business misfortunes.
At the office of Senator Willis
Smith. The Pilot was told by Miss
Helen Ross, secretary, that the
Senator "took no stand at all" on
the Sharpe appointment, though
a good many letters were receiv
ed in regard to his case.
Congressman Cooley, chairman
of the powerful House agriculture
committee, is known to have been
a friend of Sharpe* lor many
years, and at one time left his
duties in Washington to appear in
Sharpe's behalf at a judicial hear
At one time Sharpe was known
as a leading industrialist of Moore
rounty. He reached this position
during World War 2 when his
Carthage Weaving company was
humming away on war contracts,
with a large payroll. He bought
the Moore Central railroad at a
bargain price in order to ship his
vends out bv rail. He purchased
"Herdscrabble," a palatial man
sion at Pinehurst, also a farm at
Pinebluff and an apartment house
His troubles began when the
end of the war brought a termin
ation of his contracts. The Car
thage Weaving company was
closed, and the Moore Central was
allowed to fall into desuetude,
being eventually sold for scrap.
Civil suits are still pending '
against him by Carthage citizens '
affected by the severing of their [
rail connection with the outside
world?the file is one of the '
thickest in the clerk of superior
Judgments started piling up
against him as long ago as 194?, (
and to dat? number about 60, j
some of which have been satis ,
find but not manv
The plant stayed closed for al
most two years. During most of
this time it wore a federal pad
lock, while the Deputy Collector
of Internal Revenue claimed $269
000 due in income and withhold
ing taxes. The claim dated back
to 1943 and 1944, when the plant
was busy and making money. I
In his tax troubles Sharpe dealt
with Washington instead of ?
Greensboro, and through a re-au- 1
dito and compromise contract set
tlement, the bill was scaled down '
to less than one-fourth.
He reopened the plant in 1949. 1
making fish nets, and soon had
government contracts again
Creditors at last forced the 1
plant into an operating receiver- j
ship in July 1949. Two receivers!!
in succession endeavored to fill!
contracts on hand and even iookj
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Trial At Jan. 21
Panel For Petit
And Grand Juries
Thirteen Negroes are among the
80 persons who will be summon
ed for jury duty at the term of
Superior court, starting January
21, during which three Camp
Campbell, Ky., paratroopers are
slated to be tried for the alleged
rape of a young Moore Countv
Negro woman near Carthage dur
ing army maneuvers last August.
Judge Zeb V. Nettles of Ashe
ville Is scheduled to preside dur
ing the term for the trial of crim
An exceptionally large number
of names was drawn for the Jan
uary- 21 term jury. The percentage
of Negro names on the list is larg
er than usually drawn for juries
in this county.
The complete jury iist follows:
Sandhill township?J. A. Pat
terson, J. W. Causey, Mrs. Alice
Rhyne, Hugh M Styers, jack M.
Taylor, E. R. Graham, D. B. Han
rock George C. Hudson, John
Wright and George Addison,
McNeill township?R. G. John
stone, W. H. Frye. Bessie Clark,
D.A . McLean, Haynes Britt, C T
Evans, Jr.. Olive Pete Woodruff,
Melvin Williams, Jack Page, Mrs
Lillian Dabbs, C. B. Gale, N E
Andrews and George McCormaci
A. D. Green and Walter McKeith
Mineral Springs township?J
C. Jenkins, G. C. Robbins, J P
Richardson and H. C. Ritter.
Greenwood township? Mrs. A.
A Graham, Agnes Womack, and
Bensalem township?X,a L
Freeman, Albert Williams, D.
Cogle, L. Clyde Brew, A. C. Wil
liams. J. N. Currie, W. C. Lassiter.
L K. Monroe, Whitford Cole, L. R,
Marley, Jim Williams and Alton
US ("hamher Will
A five-day seminar on "Explain
ing Your Business" will be held at
the Mid Pines club starting Mon
y'? January 28, under sponsor
ship of the department of educa
tion of the U. S. Chamber of Com
i W'R be approximate
ly 150 business leaders from all
sections c, the United States.
Arrangements for the seminar
have been made by Paul H. Good
of Washington, D. C., manager of
the department of education of the
U. S. Chamber of Commerce. An
nouncement released by Mr. Good
this week said the session will
show "how to correct misconcep
tions that iead to misunderstand
ings of our business system" and
will lake up "controversial ques
tions on profits, prices, wages, in
elation and other issues."
The event will open with lunch
eon Monriav. Outstanding sneak
ers on business subjects will be
heard at morning and afternoon
sessions during the week. A ban
ket is scheduled for Wednesday
or Thursday evening.
Other winp at the Mid Pines
olub during February include steel
warehousemen of the southeast
ern states, convening Friday, Jan-!
tiary J8, and officials of the Wa
ehovia Bank and Trust company
January 23-27. Each group wili
include approximately 25 people.
Anna Johnson, around 60, life,
long colored resident of Vass, saw
practically all of her belongings
go up in flames late Tuesday!
afternoon. Living alone and mak
ing her living by doing laundrv!
work and odd jobs, she was in
the yard hanging out clothes
when she saw flames coming out
of tfie door. She is at a loss to
know how the blase started as;
she had not had any fire in the
house, she said.
The small cottage was owned
by the Cameron estate, but had
been occupied by Anna, and bv
her mother for' .liany years he
fore her death.
Citizens Pass Hat For
School Bus Fund As
Order Goes To State
Of Civil Defense
Former U. S. Military
Governor of Korea
Accepts Volunteer Post
Maj. Gen. A. V. Arnold, of
Southern Pines, former U. S. mil
itary governor of Korea, has ac
cepted the position of Moore
County director of civil defense.
| The announcement was made
this week by G. M. Cameron, of!
Pinehurst, chairman of county!
commissioners, who said that Gen
eral Arnold's task as director will
be the coordination of all civil
defense agencies and efforts for
a "united front" in Moore.
General and Mrs. Arnold have]
lived in Southern Pines since his'
retirement about a year and a!
half ago, following a career of dis-i
tinguished military service and'
A West Point graduate, class of!
1912, he later graduated from the j
advanced course of the Army's!
Field Artillery school; the Com
mand and General Staff school,
and the Army War college. He
served at bases in the far west,
and in many other parts of this
country and its extra-territorial
possessions. At the start of World i
War 2, he was head of the Field I
Artillery Officers Training schoolj
at Louisville, Ky. He saw action j
in the Aleutians and the Mar-'
shall*, then, as commander of the'
Seventh Infantry division, on!
Leyte and Okinawa.
In September 1942, immediate
ly following the end of the war,
his division was sent to Korea,
where he became the first U. S.
military governor and was also
chief U. S. delegate on the US
USSR commission to try to bring
about a settlement in Korea?a
task which proved to be impos
From India Is
Brig Gen. A. C. Iyappa, chief
signal officer of the Western Com-'
mand of the Royal Indian Army,
with headquarters at New Delhi,
India, was a guest at the U. S. Air
Force Air-Ground Ope ations
school at Highland Pines Inn this
General Iyappa spent Tuesday
at the school conferring with Gen
eral William M. Gross, comman
dant, and his staff on air-ground
operations and other topics of mu
The Indian officer is touring U.
S." military mstallations through
the invitation of Secretary of the
Army Frank Pace. Combat
experienced. be was a prison m of
war of the Japanese for three and
a half yaaa Curing the Malayan,
warfare of World War 2
[Down Payment For
lu Hand - Almost
Public-spirited citizens passed
the hat during the past few days
in a concerted effort to bring the
school activities bus fund up to
enough for a down payment on
the long-desired bus.
The response was quick and
warm, and the fund rose near
enough to the goal so that Supt
A. C. Dawson, Jr., was able to
place the order through the State
With funds on hand or in sight
totaling approximately $1,900, an
appeal is being made this week for
amounts large and small, so that
the full down payment of about
$2,150, or half the purchase price,
will be on hand when delivery is
made, probably early in February
Checks may be made out to the
Southern Pines School Athletic
association, and mailed directly to
After the bus gets here the col
lection will continue, as the citi
zens' committee members?who
prefer to remain anonymous in
this story?have placed their
names on a note for the balance
at the Citizens Bank and Trust
company, and the bank has allow
ed them to do so, in confidence
that the community will carry
through the project so well begun.
School funds cannot be used to
ward the purchase of the activities
J bus, the full cost at which must be
made up through outside contri
| butions if at all.
For Varied Activities,
: Secured through State allot
ment, the bus will cost $4,327.50,
about half what it would cost if
purchased on the open market. It
will be used for transportation of
the teams and the band, for class
field trips, for summer recreation
projects for the young people, and
for ipany other purposes for which
such vehicles are becoming more
and more a school and community
The school has had an activities
bus for the past five or six years.
Second-hand when purchased, it
has been completely worn out. On
the State contract for a new bus
no trade-in can be made. An effort
will be made to sell the old one.
though it is considered likely that
only its scrap value can be real
ized. Whatever it brings will be
added to the new bus fund, Mr.
This fund has been building for
the past several months. Assorted
contributions and proceeds of ben
efit events brought it up to a few
hundred dollars Donors listed
before this week's collection in
cluded the Class of 1951, which
made its senior gift in the form of
cash for the fund; $50 from the
seventh and eighth grades, taught
by Don Moore and Mrs. Sue
Owen; the Southern Pines Lions
club, donating proceeds of their
sponsorship of the Pinehurst Lions
Minstrel Revue; Martha Aden
Studio of Dance, proceeds of the
"Yule Capades"; the John Boyd
post, VFW; Miss Buice's sixth
grade, contributing its $5 prize
from the Rotary club for the Ha!
lowecn window art contest; and
Miss Sutherland's third grade,
which also won a $5 prize and
gave a major part of it
New contributors this week
were listed as follows: C. N. Page,
G.H.Leonard, M'Donald-Page Mo
tor Co., Garner & Bowden, Bryan
Poe Texaco station. Southern
Pines Pharmacy, Citizens Bank &
Trust Co., Broad Street Drug
store, Ike Woodell. S. R. Jellison.
W. E. Blue and Modern Market,
Don C. Jensen, Worsham-Little
Motor Co., Jacks Grill, Garland
Pierce, franjeans. The Pilot.
P. T. Barnum, Inc., John S. Rug
gles, John Howarth, Katherine
Wylie, Charles S. Patch, Jr., W, L.
Baker, Bobby Cline, Peggy Cline,
John E. Cline, Bill Brown. Mrs
Le:.n Snyrtiour, John Underwoon
Pollock <5t Fulleiiwider, Harold
McNeill, June Phillips, Central
Carolina Telephone Co., E. C. Ste
vens, B1U Campbell, John C. Os
trom, Harold Collins, O. T. Parks
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