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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
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
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:
| 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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
"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
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
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
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
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
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
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
"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.

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