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ART WORK OISPtAVKD?Emily Forrest, Southern Pines artist, pictured with some of the wo -k done j
by members of the Fort Bragg Officers Wives Club art group, on display this week and next at the Fine
Arts room oi the Southern Pines library. The artist?Mrs. Maxwell Forrest in private life?is instructor
of the group, which meets each Thursday on the post. Many talents are shown in the display of the
paintings and sculpture by the officers' wives, all amateurs. (Photo by Redmond Tyler)
82 m! Airborne Heads For Texas,
Leaving Large Empty Spaces Behind
A nugf convoy scarce" stream-;
ing out of Fort Bragg at dawn
Sunday morning, carrying the
vast 82nd Airborne division to
ward Texas and their spring man-i
euvers. an operation due to take!
about a week.
Removing seme 14,000 men at|
nne clip has ieft the Division area!
a ghost town, and large empty j
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; State Supervisor
Of "Mother John"
The Mother John Hospital of the
Lord, Negro nursing home be
tween Aberdeen and Roseland,
was inspected Wednesday by a
state investigator, who said it will
be closed by state authorities as
soon as she has made her report.
Mrs. May Pemberton, supervisor
if homes for the aged with the
State Department of Public Wel
fare, spent the afternoon at the
Mother John home. She war ac
companied by Mrs. W. B. Cole,,
county superintendent of public
The interviewed each patient,
including several old people and
two young men in six tiny rooms.
None were from Moore county, it
was learned from Mrs. Cole, who
added that county authorities re
ferred no patients there.
The place is run by "Mother
John," head of a religious denom
ination which relies on prayer for
the healing of all ills. Attention
was drawn to it by Coroner Ralph
G. Steed's report of the death
there Jannaiy 27 of a 14-year-old
South Carolina girl, A sufferer
from diabetes for three years, she
died of dianetic coma following
the withholding of her daily in
sulin shots for a week. Since the
-hots were stopped with the con
sent of the girl and her father,
there was no criminal liabiUty, the
An investigation by M. R. Mills,
rounty sanitarian, showed the
?hospital1' to be operating without
a license, and failing to meet any
state standards of sanitation. The
matter was turned over to the
welfare department, which lias
spaces throughput all the neigh-1
boring communities:. The convoy'
was said to be the largest of divi- j
sicnal size since World War 2,;
eclipsing even those of giant size!
which brought the 28th and 47th
Infantry divisions to Exercise
Southern Pine near here last Au-j
Members of the 82nd live in the
Division atea and in numerous;
Sandhills towns, with the greatest
concentrations of them in South
ern Pines, Fayetteville and Sen
lord. Packing, crating and stor
ing has been going on in all these
communities for the past several,
At Fort Hood the men will
enter on intensive training for;
"Exercise Longhcrn," the 17-day'
maneuver, which is scheduled to!
(Continued on page 8)
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The annua! Girl Scout
Cookie Sale, sponsored by the
Central Carolina Girl Scout
Council, will get under way
Monday. Instead of taking
orders in advance for later de
livery, as in previous years, i
the Girl Scouts will sell and
deliver the boxes of crisp, de
licious cookies at the same j
time. Proceeds of the sale will
be used for expenses of the !
Central Carolina Council in i
four counties, with each troop
retaining five cents on each
box for its own activities.
Girl Scout leaders ask sup
port of this project by all cit
izens. helping to assure con
tinuation of Girl Scout service
in the community. The cook
ies are the only things Girl
Scouts sell during the year.
A free week at camp next
summer is being offered by
the rookie manufacturers to
the Girl Scout of the Central
Carolina area who sells the
Miss Grace Thwing of
"Thwinoease." 650 East Indi
ana avenue, is organi-ational
cha'rman for the cookie sale
in Southern Pines. She asks
that persons wishing cookies,
who are not canv?s?"d by
G*rl Scouts, a'ssw notify her
and cookies trill be delivered.
Will Be Seen Here
In Colorful Show
The Sandhill Music association
proudly announces their fourth
attraction for the 1951-52 musical
season?the Austrian Students
Goodwill Tour, presenting a gay
medley of Austrian folk songs,
folk dances and Viennese music,
Saturday, March 1.
Programs of the Austrian Good
will Tour arc constructed around
a simple plot, blending in a har
monious whole the authentic folk
music and dances of their colorful
All young students or school
teaahers selected through audi
tions, the eight girls and 10 boys
come from the Alps, the Tyrol,
Carinthia, Styria. Upper and
Lower Austria, Innsbruck. Graz,
Salzburg and legendary Vienna.
Experts in the songs, dances,
and musical instruments of their
regions, the student ambassadors
were selected for this unique pro
duction by the "Buero fuer Stu
dentenwanderungen," an organi
zation founded after World War
1 by Dr. Osker F. Bock, lector a
the University of Vienna. This
"Office for Student Tours" was
formed as a token of gratitude
for aid rendered Austrian stu
dents by the college students of
the United States and Great Brit
In their fields of study the
Austrian students resemble any
American university group.
Among them are students of mod
ern languages, medicine, law,
geology, music, mineralogy, drain
atic arts, education, fine arts,
journalism and commerce. While
on their tour of American cities
and universities, the Goodwill
Group members hope to become
thoroughly acquainted with the
American way of life. and to
write and lecture about it when
they return home.
In addition to the evening per
formance at 8:30 p. m., Saturday,
March 1, at Weaver auditorium in
Southern Pines, there will be a
'matinee performance at 2 p. m.
I sponsored by the Southern Fines
'Rotary club for the school bus
I fund. Tickets may be obtained at
.the Barnum Realty Company of
jfice on West Broad street, or from
any Rotary Club member.
Rull Session. Modern Stole i
I Anything on your mind? Want
to let down your hair?turn loose ?,
?sound off?speak your piece?
You'll have the opportunity at
the American Legion hut next
Thursday at 8 p m., when an open
forum discussion of any and all
subjects will be held. Everybody's
invited, and there'll be no holds
Arch Coleman has accepted the
i post of moderator for this unusual
program. It is designed to last
100 minutes, with each speaker al
lowed up to three minutes to say
his say?no more, unless the audi
ence demands It.
If there's any subject you'd spe
cially like to hear discussed?the
' alley question," city limits, poli
tics, or will we have snow??drop
a card to Arch or to Jerry Healy,
chairman. Better yet?come pre
pared to get up and spill your
ideas You may get agreement, or
you may get the reverse. In any
case, you'll get a hearing.
Whether you want to talk or
not, you don't want to miss this
evening?it promises to be a fruity
one. It's the brain child of Mr.
Healv, vice commander of the
Sandhills post, with the aid of
several other post officials. L. L.
Woolley, adjutant, and W. E. Cox,
Jr., finance officer, are other
members of his committee. There
will be no charge of any sort.
Newcomers to the town are espe
cially invited. Ladies of the aux
iliary will serve light refresh
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I ounty Uets Modern itadio rroteetion
In Aid of Law Enforcement Agencies
TREE PLANTING !
Eriwt slung 'AW ~?uu- |
sylvania Avenue are noticing
with pleasure the row of ftrees |
which ha* been planted on i
the North tide of the street., j
Located along the newly used* '
sidewalk they should provide '
welcome shade and also help j
to control the runoff of rain
water on that side.
Suggestion for the tree
planting came from the
Southern Pines Garden CluK '
the organisation which plant- j
ed the grounds of the school
and has shown practical and .
continued interest in beauif- I
fying the town.
The Pennsylvania Avenue
trees are maples and syca- ;
meres from the Holly Tree I
Nurseries. They were planted
[ by the town crew.
Here is surely an example
of the ideal in cooperation
between Imaginative and In
terested citizens and a re- J
sponsive town board.
| Donors Sought
'To Sign Up For
j Bioodmobiie Visit
? A new system is being tried out
(to be sure of setting the quota of
! blood for Korea, when the Red
'Cross Bioodmobiie makes its re
| turn \ isit here next Friday, Feb
' ruary 22, under sponsorship of
! the Moore County chapter.
I Success depends however, on
thorough cooperation throughout
the county in signing up donors
in advance, according to John F.
Buchhol?., blood program chair
Members of seven county com
jmunities have accepted local
I chairmanships, and, with Mr.
I Ruchholz as Southern Pines chair
man. will work through personal
solicitation to make definite quo
Southern Pines has a quota of
150 blood donors.
Others are; Carthage, 40?T
jRoy Phillips, chairman; Stowe
Cole. Jaycee president; R. C. How
ard, Lions Club president; Em
manuel Son tag, Ralph Lassiter.
Pineblu'ff, 40?Norman Van
Boxkerck, Lions Club president.
Pinehurst, 70?Frank McCas-j
kill, Lions Club president.
West End, 50?Earl Auman,
Lions Club president.
Robbins, 50?Chairman to be
Aberdeen, 75?Ralph Klein-j
spehn, Aberdeen Hosiery Mill. j
Vass-Lakeview, 50?C. A. Mc
Laughlin Vass Lions Club presi
Preliminary reports this week;
show 172 donors signed up, with
I roost chairmen not having report-(
ed i s yet. "If the quota is reach- ?
ed in every community, that won't:
be too many," Mr. Buchholz said, i
"We are aiming for 300 pints as
the minimum to make the trip
worth while for the Bioodmobiie.
We can take care of a good many
more. Of course there are always
some who are not accepted for va
rious reasons?we have to allow
for those. I
"We just don't want to fall |
down on the job the way we did
last time. This is a responsibility
I for everybody."
j The Bioodmobiie will be rta
liioned at the Southern Pines gym
from 11 a. m. to 4:80 p. m. next j
iFriday. Its medical and technical
(Continued on page 81
Moo** Afcu iioaro
Will Tie In With State
Law enforcement in Moore
went streamlined last weekend, as
the new county radio hook up
went into operation, centering in
Shorter C. J. McDonald's office at
Carthage and penetrating to the
farthest reaches of the county.
Cars of Deputy A. F, Dees and
ABC Officer John K. Sharpe were
equipped last weekend, while
those of the sheriff and ABC Of
ficer H. V. Chandler aie being
equipped this week. Those of
Chief ABC Officer C. A. McCal
lum and Deputy Lambert are be
ing traded, and installation will
be made for them when their new
Expansion planned for the im
mediate future will be in the way
of tie-ins with the Southern Pines
police radio, also the State High
way Patrol tower at Wadesboro in
the growing North Carolina net
work for civil defense.
The county installation is being
financed by the Moore County
ABC board to the tune of approx
Long promoted by Sheriff Mc
Donald, the project received the
okay of the county commissioners
last summer and work started on
the installation soon after that.
Jack Younts, general manager of
Radio Station WF.Eii in Southern
Pines, worked closely with the
ABC board in selection of the GE
equipment, most modern of its
kind. The actual installation was
in the hands of Me! Kushner and
Joe Warren. WF.E& engineers,
with finishing touches put on last
week by Rufus King, General
Electric engineer from Charlotte.
Deputy Dees and ABC Officer
Sharpe toured the county with
their new equipment Saturday,
testing it along every highway
from border to border and into
adjoining counties, and reporting
fine reception all the way.
The radio proved its speed and
effectiveness in two or three min
or "jobs" over the weekend, it
was learned from the sheriff's of
fice. "The saving in long-distance
calls alone will be tremendous."
v/as the report.
You lift a receiver, push a but- '
ton. signal the ear you want and?
start talking. It's as simple as
that. Main difference from use of i
the telephone is that the switch j
must be thrown "over" to change:
from sending to receiving, and!
(Continued on page 8)
Bobcat Shot By fori Bragg Banger
Being Mounted For Moore Co. Hounds
A tuli-grown bobcat weighing
over 50 pounds was killed at the
head of Mott lake, near Raeford.
Tuesday afternoon, by a beautiful
shot from a .22 in the hands of
Sgt. Albert W. Mullins, Chief
Ranger on the Fort Bragg reser
Sergeant Mullins, on routine
patrol, heard the animal's high
pitched mating call, and respond
ed with a tender "mew." Stepping
rut into a country road, he saw
the creature, heading toward him.
pause as if saying to himself,
"Let's hear more of that."
What he got instead was a bul
let squarely between the eyes at
about 70 yards, killing him in
The beautiful, dangerous crea
ture. its soft, speekied hide un
marred. was givn bv the sergeant
to his friend Ozelle Moss as a
??-ftoonf ?'h o f/aAintv
Hounds. Mr. Moss turned tt over
to hed Overton, who took it to a
taxidermist Wednesday morn
ing. Before be left, the big cat ly
ing in his pickup truck on West
Broad street here was an object
of much curiosity to the passing
Few of them had ever seen a
bobcat, orv" of the most destruc
tive of woodland creatures, sav
age in its attack on all kinds of
game, and also on humans if cor
nered. Dogs who think they have
an easy prey nave been torn to
ribbons by tneir sharp claws and
Fairly numerous in Sandhills
forests many years ago, they dis
appeared for several years, but
have lately been making a come
back in a small way.
Sergeant Mullins, a high expert
rifleman, says he has killed eight
in the past three years, and re
norts also that rangers at Fort
Bragg and Camp Maekall are now
conducting an intensive campaign
to get nd of them, by trapping.
Annual Hunter Trials
W ed n esd ay A1 ternoo n;
Many Entries Listed
NATIONAL LEADER j
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MRS. ELISE PERKINS
BPO Does Will
Convene Here For
Members of the three Droves of
BPO Does now existing in the
state, Charlotte, Wilmington and
Southern Pines, will hold their
annual district meeting here Sun
day and Monday, with the South
ern Pines Drove as hostess organ
ization District and national offi
cials will be present.
Headquarters will be the South
land hotel, with most of the activ
ities centering around the South
ern Pmes Country club, local
home- of the Elks and Does.
The Elks will enter the program
at one important point, as hosts
for the dance which will close the
(meeting Monday night,
i Registration will be held at the
! clubhouse from 2 to $ p. m. Sun
day, with a tea under way starting
at 3 o'clock.
Monday's program will open at
13 a. m. with the President's
I Breakfast at the Southland. Oth
er events of the day will be at the
'clubhouse The first business ses
non. 9:30 a. m. to 12 noon, will in
clude introduction cf the Supreme
President, Mrs. Elise Perkins of
Minneapolis, Minn., and her
speech, fallowed by ritualistic
work by the visiting Droves. The
afternoon business session starting
at 1:30 p m , will be highlighted
by more ritualistic work and elec
tion of officers.
A buffet supper will be held at
! 0:15, with Mayor C, N. Page and
Dr. D. W Whitehead, Exalted
Ruler of the Elks Lodge, as guest
A public session from 8:30 to
9:30 will feature a ritualistic serv
! ice by the Charlotte Drove, and a
? flag Day ceremony by the South
lorn Pines Drove. The dance will
1'iegin at 9'30 o'clock.
Mrs. Kay Page is general chair
jman for the meeting. District of
ficers are: Mrs. Lola Jurgenson,
Wilmington, president: Mrs. Clara
Scheipers, Southern Pines, vice
president; Mrs. Mary Weeks. Wil
mington, secretary, and Mrs. Kay
Page, Southern Pines, treasurer.
'Formal Hunt Ball
At Carolina Hotel
Some 75 entries from local and
out-of-state stables are expected
to take part in the Hunter Trials
of the Moore County ^vunds, to
he he'd Wedecsdav starting at 2
o. ni on the Scotts Comer course,
The trials, a traditional hfgh
liRht of the Sandhills winter hunt
season, will be followed that eve
ning bv the formal Hunt Ball at
the Carolina hotel, Pinehursl The
general public is expected to at
tend in large numbers, and the
"hunt crowd" will all be there,
msnv In their forma! p'r.ks. Ar
rangements are being made for a
mimbp- of dinner parties in the
Crystal Room before the ball
The series of events makes the
dav a red-letter one on the local
3ports and social calendar
Classes announced for the Hunt
er Trials are as follows: Thorough
bred Hunters, Man Thoroughbred,
Hunters with Amateur Riders, and
Open Hunters, also the pictur
esque Hunt Teams of Three, in
which the lean-13 may be made up
from one stable, or from several.
Challenge trophies will be award
ed in every class.
The Moore County Hounds
themselves will be seen in two
[colorful events, the Parade r,f
: Hounds and the short drag.
[ The Scotts Corner course, a two
! mile run with brush and timber
jumps, is unique in that it is vis
ible in every part from the large
The championship class will he
judged differently,this year than
last. Instead of using the point
system for champion and reserve,
blue-ribbon winners of the four
hunter classes will be tested in a
special event. A fieldmaster will
put them through their paces, em
ploying stringent tests in which
their fine qualities may be com
pared by the spectators as well as
by the official judge.
Henry C. Baldwin, of Westches
ter, Pa., one of the country's top
horsemen, will serve as judge.
1 Announcer will be Dennis Crotty
| of Pinehurst. J. Blan Van Urk,
I of Mt. Kisco, N. Y.. author of
numei "us books on hunting and a
member of the Royal Dutch Hunt,
will also have an important part
on the program. He will act as
narrator and commentator during
the two feature events, the Parade
of Hounds and the short drag, In
terpreting them for the benefit of
There will be a new champion
ship trophy, as the old one was
retired last year by Bright Light
ot the Seven Star Stables on his
third-time win. Bright Light has
been sold and is not expected to
compete again. However, Times
Square of Vernon Valley Farm,
last year's reserve champion and
a veteran winner, is expected to
make a strong bid for the top tro
phy this year.
He will have plenty of competi
tion, according to a preliminary
list of entries made up this week.
Among out-of-state owners rep
| resented will be Mrs. F. P. Sears,
j Hamilton, Mass.; R. H. Dulaney
: Randolph, MFH of the Piedmont
Hunt, Middleburg, Va.; James Mc
Kinnon. Elmyra, N. Y.; Mrs. Chris
Thomas, Toronto, Canada; J. Blan
Van Urk, Mr. and Mrs. A1 Moss,
and Mrs. Diana Parker, Mt Kisco,
N. Y.; George Watts Hill, Jr., Dur
ham; Morton W. Smith, Middle
burg, Va., Mrs. Franklin King,
Chestnut Hill, Mass., and F. Duly
Adams, Monkton, Md? and South
Local owners listed include
Mile-Away Farm, Stonybrook
Stables, W. J. Brewster, C. Louis
Meyer, A. C. Alexander, Star land
Stables, Vernon Valley Farms, B.
A. Tompkins, and others.
Parking sp?e?e and single tick
ets to the Hunter Trials may be
reserved by a telephone call to
Mile-Away Farm, or from Bob
Smith, Carolina Hotel doorman.
; .Arrangements for dinner parties
may be made at the Carolina end
j tickets for the ball may be secured
j This will be the first year the
Hunt Ball will be held at the Car
olina. Li previous years it has
been st the Highland Pines Ian,
; Southern Pines, now under lease
! to the U. S. Air Force.