VOL.'33?NO. 17 TWENTY PAGES ~ SOUTHERN PINES~~NORTH CAROLINA. FRIDAY. MARCH 14. 1952 """ TWENTY PAGES ' J CENTST OMwmiiinrixia >m,.. . . ??W^*ji".?i>?wjaS4-aa6aiiT Robbins Bearcats | Regional Winners, Will Play At Duke Couniy Champs Score New Win Ai Rcseboro The Robbins Bearcats cf Elise High school won the Class A re gional basketball chamnionshi' Saturday night, and will meet other regional winners in the stab high school championship to be played next weekend at Duke universitv. Durham. The Bearcats defeated Camp 1-eJeune Friday night and Massev Hill Saturday at Roseboro to be come regional winners They had previously won th' district playoff held at the South ern Pines gvm and between th" two collected the Moore Count" championship in the tournament at West End last week Tr. the regional plavoff. th" score urns 53 to 46 for Robbirr against LeJeune, with Haithcock marking up 13 points for winners' hieh seoi-"r That night Massey Hill beat Richlands 45 to 30 Score of the finals was: Robbins 43, Massev Hill 42?a one-point dif fer ontinl between two superb ieams at their best. T. McNeil scored 16 points for Robbins for the all-team high with H McNeil contributing nine vital points. The state tournament, held like the playoffs under sponsorshin of the N C. High Sehool Athletic association, will take place in Duke's gTeat indoor stadium and is expected to draw large crowds from all over the state It will b" plaved next Thursday. Fridav and Saturday, March 13, 14 and 15 State Tourney At Aberdeen Nearing Finals Two mi"btv champions came to gether Wednesday night in the perlv rounds of the State Girls Basketball tournament taking place this week at the Aberdeen gym Thev were Goldston and Aber deen, both widely famed for their prowess. Aberdeen scored an up set victory over the second-seed ed GolfMonitos by making a goal in the final 30 seconds, breaking a tie and winning bv 54 to 52. T" fwet round games plaved Wednesday night, topsecded Lin colnton, twice champion of the i event, won ever Clapton bv 711 to 47, and Cool Serines defeated Windsor 68 to 44. Three ouarter fmal games were scheduled for Thursdav night, with semifinals tcnicht fEridavl starting at 7:30. and finals Saturday. Aberdeen's close win over Gold ston started a near riot in the crowded gym, as the validity of the final basket was hotly disou te-t gi- en-i- of those r'oselv con cerned. With the crowds yelling and milting, it appeared for a time as though trouble might ensue but then things ouieted down and the tournament went on Tropliy Awarded In Pink Coal Race r.. P. (Junebug) Tate grins happily as he receives the handsome j Challenge Trophy for the Pink Coat race at the Stonybrook Steepe-; chase, from its donor Mrs. Audrey K. Kennedy. Supervising the pro- j ceedinga is Vernon G. Cardy's Racormick, the winner, who made it i in a breeze, coming in five lengths ahead of his nearest competitor, j From left?Jockey Tate, Mrs. Cardy, Mrs. Kennedy and Vernon Car- 1 dy, of Montreal and Southern Pines. (Photo by Emerson Humphrey) l>ig Crowd, Fast Horses, surprise Finishes Feature Stonybrook Races Filth Annual Steeplechase Seen As Most Successful Thrills a-plenty were provided a crowd ot some 3,500 cheering fans Sunday afternoon at the Fifth Annual Stonybrook Steeple chase and Eace Meet. Surprise finishes were the order of the day. with each of the seven races add ing its share of excitement and drama. t The day, incidentally, was the [finest the infant springtime had yet produced?clear and bright, i with a brand-new warmth in the breeze. The parking area was! crowded with cars, three tiers cij 'them, extending a third of the! i way around the t rack. Their oc cupants constituted the largest best-dressed and best-natured gathering seen at a Sandhills sporting event in a long time. Most spectacular upset finish was that of tire sixth and feature race, the Broad Hollow, a two-' mile run over timber. Refugio, thel acknowledged favorite, took the lead going away. The veteran racer, a winner in the Grand Na tional at Aintree and of the $15, 000 handicap at Chevy Chase, was 1 expertly ridden by F. Duly Adams of Monkton, Md., nation's top steeplechase rider for the past (three years. He maintained hir (lead with ease once and a half ' times around the oval, five lengths cr more from his nearest competitor, while the rest of the field strung out behind with pano ramie effect. Thundering around the curve for the home stretch, Jo-Jo, own ed by Chris Greer of Middleburg (Va., Carlyle Cameron up, surged !from third place past Happy Quest, overtook Refugio on thr ilast jump and pounded into firs* iplace, finishing by a length. After Refugio, coming in sec (Continued on page 5) Local Stables Have Entries la Springdale Meet Several horses from two local stables are expected to compete in the Springdale race meet to be held Saturday at Camden, S. C. All but one?Gift of Gold?are horses which raced in the Stony brook Steeplechase here Sundav, and some of the same riders will also be seen at Camden. Gift of Gold, an English import, made his debut last year as sur prise winner of the Carolina Cup at Camden. Owned then by Mrs. Michael Walsh of Southern Pines, he has since been purchased by Mrs. Simon T. Patterson of Pitts burgh, Pa. His home has remained at Stonybrook Stables here, and (Continued on page 5) 5 Cross Is Burned In Moore I Moore joined the list of "fiery ( I cross" counties, now growing in 1 B the state, with the report by Con- 1 B stable Garner Maness, of Shef fl fields township, that n five-foot ' ? cross was burned Saturday about i' fl midnight two miles north of Rob-j I bins. w "I don't believe the Ku Kluxj, ? Klan had anything to do with . I this," Constable Maness comment- , Bed, From Sheriff C. J. McDonald ' B it was learned that if it was the ] B work of the Klan, it was the first ? sign seen in Moore of any K.KK: activity. | No official report had been I made to the sheriff's department , early this week, and indications were there would be no concert ed investigation. Burning a cross.; with no accomoanving threats or terroristic activities, or signs of| connection with an illeeal organ-; izatinn, is not an unlawful act, unless owners of the property, want to prosecute for tresnass, i Constable Maness reported he had several calls concerning the cross-burning, from nesrbv jesi dents of the community, which is Irrrel" Nefro He found a five font coss sturdily constructed of fattv "ioe h'nzitiv awnv osi a base-, bail diamond on land recently nc- - luired by the county, adjoining ihe site where a Negro consolida ted school is to be built. The three-foot crossarm of the cross had been wired firmly to the upright, and the wood had been chipped with an axe to make it ourn better. It was learned there has been tome dissatisfaction expressed in regard to the building of the school there, both among nearby white residents, and among mem bers of the neighboring Negro community of Bellview whos" children will be among the pupils of the school. Thev have said ?hey prefer to send their chil dren to the newly expanded and consolidated school at Carthage just nice miles away. Supt fl. hee Thomas renorted "Prr nlatls for the school have not been changed " It is to be a four room elementarv school, he said ?.olaring the o"e and two-room Bellview, Zion Grove and Long lc=f schools Contra"ts are to fi let enrlv in the summer, with robstruction rr-prtpd to be com nleted for the fall term. Pesidertts of the rertion when the r'n? i"as burned, located O" 'he Pobbins-Poagrove rorrl (WC 7051, are said to be oon?>'ierabl\ worked up ever the happening. ! Yes, Tliat Was Really Ameche, No Motion Picture A number of people in Southern | Pines and Pinehurst, seeing a tall, ; handsome man with strikingly AUiliiUal features last weekeuu, thought to themselves, "Why, there's Don Ameche! No, it can't be. Remarkable resemblance!" Some spoke to him, and found it was indeed Don Ameche, one of the most popular and famous stars of all time, who was spend ling the weekend here as the guest of Bill Brown at his cottage at the I Highland Pines Inn. I He put in most of his time play ,'ir.g golf at Pinehurst, and attend ed early mass and took commun ion Sunday at St. Anthony's Cath 1 olic church. He left at 4:33 that afternoon on , the Piedmont Airlines flight to i Charlotte, where he was to catch . the 5.IS airliner for New York. Quite a little crowd gathered . at the airport to see him off, and i found him a person cf charm and ! courtesy, as, fleshing that famous ' smile, he gave autogranhs and posed for pictures on request. Plans Given For Mid-South Show In Starland Ring Record Entries Seen For Event March 22 and 23 Twenty-five classes for hunters, jumpers, hacks and horsemanship jre on the card for the second an nual Mid-South Horse Show to ye staged in the picturesque ring it Starland Farms, midway be tween Pinehurst and Southern Pines. Saturday and Sunday. March 22 and 23. The premium list was announc ed this week by Lloyd M. Tate i manager of the show .and features j -?verits for hunters an i jumpers, many of which are wintering in th Sandhills. Many outside stables, however, have sent in entries, among them Mrs. Richard Coke and, Miss Pen elope Coker of Hartsville, S. C.; June Fisher of Meadowbrook St? fcles. Charlotte, and his riding children, Junie 13, and Libby, nine,; the Thomas Stables of Otta wa, Canada; Joseph Green, of Middleburg, Va., C C. Criser, Hot Springs, Va? and others. Many of the mounts to be judg ed here have been ribbon win ners in the National at Madison Square Garden, New York, and several of them have been cham pions there. Always one of the most color ful classes in any show, that for Corinthian hunters, has attracted a big field. The class requires the hunters to be ridden by amaturs who are members of a recognized hunt, in full hunting attire, over an outside course typical of hunt ing country. The event for hunt teams, also to be ridden in hunt ing pink, is another class alwyas appealing to the ringside crowd. There will a!#o be events for bridle-path hacks, children's horsemanship and children's hunt ers The show, sponsored by the : Sandhills Kiwanis club, is for the [benefit of the Moore County hos pital, Pinehurst, and St. Joseph of-the-Pines hospital, Southern [Pines The show committee com prises Mickey Walsh, Ozeile Moss, jand Lloyd P. Tate, and judging ! the classes will be Charles Barrie, ! of Teaneck, N J , The new show ring on the es ! tate of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd P. Tate (Continued on Page 5) Italian Air Force Officers Studying At USAFAGOS Two officers of the Italian Air Force are spending the week at the USAF Air Ground Operations | school at Highland Pines Inn. tak ing the intensive one week indoc trination course on assignment [from NATO. t They are Capt Renato D'Orlan [di and Capt. Silvio Basile, whose careers have been quite different but who have much in common. They were classmates at the Ital ian Flying school at Caserte, flew heroically for their country dur ing World War 2, and were high ly decorated. They became ene mies of Germany when they re fused to join the Republican Fas cists when the war ended for Italy, though Germany was still fighting. At that time the Germans plac ed a death penalty on Captain D'Orlandi's head, but he escaped to Rome and became a liaison of ficer with the Allied forces. Cap tain Basile was imprisoned by the Germans and sent to a prisoner of i war camp in Poland. When the Russian breakthrough came he war, transferred to Holland, where he was liberated by the Allies in 1945. Both are slated for important assignments on their return to Italy. Captain D'Orlandi will be with Headquarters, South Euro pean Forcer, at Florence, while Cantain Basile is assigned to the Italian War college, also at Flor ence. Neither is married. Both are skilled in speaking English. This is their first visit to the United States but it is "strictly business" with no sightseeing trips this time. Also a student in this week's class at USAFAGOS is Comman der Urcel B. Kolloway, assigned |by the U. S. Navy from Washing 1 ton. CP&L Offers Plan For Community Improvement, With Cash Prizes ?1 John Ruggles Elected Chairman Local Committee The Carolina Power and Light on.paiy unwrapped a big sur prise Tuesday night with the an louricement made at a dinner held at the Southern Pines Coun ry ciuh- of a year-long contest "toward a finer Carolina" for all tommunities it serves. Town leaders and other repre sentative citizens, numbering bout 100 with their hosts, at tended the dinner, motivation of which had been kept as a closely uarded surprise. It was one of 69 dinners held n the CPSrL territory that night. Others in. Moore wore at Carth age, Aberdeen and Bobbins. Presiding at the Southern Pines ivent was John Howarth, who pre sented his confrere of the CP&L Paul C. Butler, at the appropriate time. Mr. Butler made a formal pre sentation of the $8,850 prize con j est, for community improvements I ad" between November 1, 1951, |and November 1, 1952. He steered the gathering along towsrd an I enthusiastic acceptance and an i election of a chairman, who took | ffice under protest but unable to i withstand the unanimous acclaim, i This was John S. Ruggles, who expresed his view that Southern Pines would, and could, meet such a challenge with profit and suc -ess. He said his steering commit- j tee would be chosen from repre-j entative local organizations in terested in community promotion j Either their heads or persons, whom they would delegate, would; be invited to meet with him sooni tnr formulation of some plans. ' Mr. Ruggles was a reorganizer! 1 of the Chamber of Commerce in i 1946 and served as its president! for two terms. He was elected to ! the town board in 1949 but re- j signed when appointed to the j State Board of Hospitals Control. | His community activities have ] since been limited by those of his i work in state interests, and also: by health reasons. His unanimous ] election Tuesday night indicated j his service of the past is remem- j bered. and that he has been miss- j ed at home. 4s explained by Mr. Butler, the plan calls for entry in the con test by April 1, at which time the steering committee will list five orciects selected for achievement during the year. These need not be completed during the year, if the goal is set at partial achievement with fur-j ther work to follow. The projects may be any sort -nhancing the community, and can include any started, or finish ed, between the retroactive start ! ing date snd the close. The CP&L will cooperate by as- j slating with all types of publicity media during the contest, and for giving first prizes of $1,000, sec-1 -d "rizes of *750. jr. three classi | fications in both North and South | Carolina?towns of 1.000 popu-j '"?ion or less, towns of 1.001 to 2, 500 and towns above 2.500. Census figures of 1050 will be used There will also be 15 $100 "hon orable mention" prizes given in each st?te. In edition, two grand prizes of (Continued on Page 5) MlMr ?mrr *.?.<* * * * M What is your ides of the j five most important commun ] (?v projects for Southern i Pi-?-? | Before selecting which ones I will he li?t"d for this rom ri'r"? 'n the CPSr*. "Finer Carolina" ccnfMi. Chairman T-v-i c, Pn<r~ie? raid ha wnnH to hear from everybody | (ji tnne. Perl'cio?Hnot orceni'ation* nil1 he to ei"e*eet the ??? V-fone their mem ! berships, to gel ideas, but son. r - r>~A ,??-10 is invited to make Fictgestions, on blanks ? vw rs-, he secured at the | r^"-L offee, at Mr. Buonlec' offine pe "just on a *>!?so rheef of riHper, mailed to him. The r.rnterts n*y?t he en hv Aurll 1. For further d'? ?eHs see the eonjest story elsewhere on this page. DANGER "Kids, keep away from the fire station when the alarm sounds." urged Assistant Chief Harold B. Fowler this week. "The volunteer firemen are coming in fast, and the tire truck has to get out fast. Boys and girls in the way can be a real hasard." One fire man dashing to the station in answer to an alarm Wednes day almost ran down a young sier who had gotten himself, and his bicycle, right into the thick of things. Chief Fowler said. He asks that parents coop erate in preventing this dan gerous practice. A reminder fpr motorists was added?"If the fire truck comes along behind you with a red light blinking and siren sounding, pull aside and let it by, oven If you know it is leaving a fire. 'It may be on the way to another, as was the case Wednesday." "Four Freedoms" Award Will Be Made To Marshall Gen. George C. Marshall of Lis eombe Lodge. Pinehurst, will re ceive the Four Freedoms award cf the United Nations at a dinner '?-> be held at the Waldorf-Astoria hotel. New York City, tonight (Friday). Gener?) Marshall, former Gen eral of the Army, Secretary of ~<ate a"d Secretary of Defense, father of the Marshall Plan, will -r"?ive th" award from Gen. Carlos Fott-iiIo. former President of the Philippine Republic and -rm^'Pte head of the General As -erv-biv of the United Nations, now rhairman of its Four Freedoms committee. Secretary of the Army Frank Pare is expected to make the nrc [sertstton address. Many distin (Wished UN and US officials of nast and present will be guests at |?he dinner, including former Rec |vetnrv of S?at? Sumner Welles. ftererai Marshall Wt the Sand hills Wednesday, and before go line to New York Citv. was to make addresses at Lawmueeville; [Preparatory school and Wellesley] -ollepe. returning home Sunday.! Bobcat Launches His Last Attack On Sgt. Clere A second enormous bobcat? dead?was displayed here last week, shot by Sgt. Roy Clere, ] Army ranger, in warding off anj attack by the animal on the Camp > Mackall reservation. It weighed \ about 70 pounds, with claws a ' deadly three-fourths of an inch in length. The first to be seen here in1 many years was that shot by Sgt. I A. W Mullins. chief ranger at St.! Bragg, about three weeks ago. It, was being stuffed as a gift to the 1 Moore County Hounds. I Sergeant Clere, working with1 Mullins out of Ranger Station No. 2, along with others of the station is furthering with zeal the bobcat-1 elimination campaign now under, way on Army preserves, w here the varmints h?ve recently been making a comeback The one he showed here last Thursday was the fifth he had killed within a four-week period. The others he caught by trapping. He prefers to trap rather than <hr.nt the beasts he said, but this time he had no choice. He stum bled up on it in the woods while on routine patrol, and shot fast as it sprang, thereby very iikcly sav ing his own life. Bobcats, deadly enemies of I dec, dogs and small game of ali | kinds, are said to attack humans ! (Continued on Page 5) One-Way Traffic Plan On Broad Street Will Be Given 90-Day Trial Some Changes Made In Parking Hours And Area One-wsy traffic on Broad street from Massachusetts to Vermont avenue will be given a 90-day trial as soon as the markings can be made, by decision of the town board at its regular meeting Wed nesday night Traffic will flow south on West "i oad ar.d north on East Eroad, with crossing possible at any in tersection, according to a plan reviously presented to the board by a state traffic engineer. The motion was passed with one dissenting vote, that of Charles S. Patch, Jr., who said he thought the plan should be tried, but at =ome other time of year, prefer ably September. Tire other commissioners ex presed their view that now, when traffic is at its height and irrita tiens of the present system are many, is the time to try out the plan. It is designed, they said, to eliminate many of these irrita tions. give traffic a smoother flow and get 20 per cent or more traf fic through the downtown district with much greater ease than is now experienced. Whether the plan accomplishes all that is desired cannot be seen without a trial, and when traffic is at full flow is the best time to find out, they thought, estimating it would take only "about a week" after installation before motorists would be used to it. At the end (Continued on page 5) "Old Pines" By James Boyd On UNC Spring List "Old Pines and Other Stories," by James Boyd, if on the spring publication list of the University of North Carolina Press It is a ollect?on of short stones by the famous author, most of whose life was spent in Southern Pines?the first such collection bearing his name, as his other bocks were all novels, with one volume of poet ry. The collection will include 10 stories, eight of which appeared in magazines, with two hitherto unpublished. Magazines repre sented include the Atlantic Monthly, Scribncrs, Saturday Fvening Post, Cosmooolitan, American Mercury and Woman's Home Companion. The unpublish ed stories were never submitted for publication, and will appear now unedited, just as he left them. James Boyd wrote few short stories, only about 20 in all. Those in the forthcoming volume were selected for varietv and on the basis of locale. Since the UNC Press is mainly interested in bocks about the South, by south ern writers/ these are southern stories, with one laid in the South west, "Books from Chanel Hill." the UNC Press" spring announcement, describes the contents of "Old Pines and Other Stories" as tales ranging from one of "gothic hor in a hot and V'tnH coastal city, to a warm and friendlv story of the little private railwavg which once carired logs from the ! r-rvn?Viotts fofoc4c. Th* Re 'tween the States, the Yankee fa-mer in the South, the sher iff' the tnsbunters. the colored | folk:, and the small southern towns ate all treated with livelv tender ness and comulete understand'eg. IA diversity of technicnios and a rirh varifitv this p'oltTr*** fl rh*r?'*te,r ra^v found hri rr?}l*?ctjrrtc ftf short t;"t?onM .Tames Bovd. probafob' best known tb? author rf 'rT>mmsH and other historical fiction owner publisher of Th<* Pilot from 1941 to his death in 1944.