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Work Under Way
On New Municipal
For Leroy Lee
Preparations arc going forward
for the new swimming lake at the
north end of town, it was reported
Wednesday night by Mayor C. N.
Page to the town board in regu
lar session. The town bulldozer
has been at work clearing stumps
and debris from the drained bot
tom of the lake, and sand is being
spread out from the banks, in ex
pectation of opening the lake for
use by summertime,
Various organization? are ex
pected to undertake projects for
development of the park.
tt bids fair to become one of the
nicest recreation spots in the
Sandhills and one which the peo
ple are enxiour to get into opera
tion, no said. "Prom the way they
talk to me about it, this is really
one town projpet everybody is in
favor of," the Mayor declared,
adding, "and that goes for me
However, proper operation of
the lake, once it is ready for use,
will take some study, all members
agreed This is to tie largely in
the hands of the Municipal Recre
Title of the property has not yet
been transferred to the town by
its donor, E, R Mills of Pinebluff,
but Mayor Page said he expected
that Mr. Mills would see the town
soon had it in hand.
Lee Gets Permit
A reading of the minutes of a
(Continued on Page 8)
Th ree-Y ea r-Old
Thrown From Car
In Sunday Wreck
Judy Stevenson, three-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Alton
Stevenson of Pinebluff, was seri
ously injured Sunday afternoon in
a collision at Indiana avenue and
Bethesda road. She was thrown
from her parents' car in the col
lision and the wheels of the other
car, driven by Leroy Dowdy of
West Southern Pines, passed over
Judy's mother, weeping, plead
ed guilty to driving without an
operator's permit, but not guilty
to careless and reckless driving,
in a preliminary hearing before
Justice D. E, Bailey here Wednes
day afternoon. Dowdy, similarly
charged with careless and reck
less driving, also pleaded not guil
ty. Justice Bailey found probable
cause in both cases and bound
them over on their own recogni
sance for their appearance Tues
day in recorders court.
The accident was the tragic cli
max to a happy day spent by rel
atives together. The Stevensons
with their three children and a
little cousin had spent the day
with Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Blue
and their children at Vass. In the
afternoon they oil went for a ride,
with Mrs. Stevenson at the wheel.
In the car were 10 people?Mr.
and Mrs. Stevenson, little Judy
and her brother Jimmy, 6, on the
front seat; and in the back Mr.
and Mrs. Blue, their daughters
Mary Belle. 11, and Daisy Lou,
nine; Brenda Stevenson, aged two.
and Dawn Stevenson, five, a niece
of the Pinebluff couple.
According to the State High
way Patrol report, the collision
occurred in the center of the in
tersection as the Stevenson car,
going east on Indiana, and Dow
dy's car. traveling north on Be
thesda road, crashed together. The
impact knocked Dowdy's car
against a light pole, shearing it
off at the. base. The right-hand
door of the front seat of the Stev
enson car apparently flew open,
and Judy was thrown out.
She was taken to St. Joseph of
the Pines hospital where she was
found to have a fractured pelvis,
badly gashed head and probable
internal injuries. For several
hours her life hung by a thread,
but she passed the crisis success
fully and at mid-week was re
ported "much improved." ?
Her parents. Jimmy and Bren
da, were also taken to St Joseph's,
where Mr. Stevenson was found
to have a broken shoulder while
the others were badly shaken up.
The Blues, their daughters and
Dawn Stevenson were taken to
Moore County hospital. Mr. Blue's
chest was bruised hut otherwise
no injuries were reported.
School Band Will Give Annual Concert Next Week
i xemaatat^jiaeeerasBmtm jmm* .mmnPtssm i n i in in?hihi?mwi?imwp
From left, front row. Majorettes Gladys Bow
aei), Louise Johnson, Shiriey Garner, Johnsie
Ferguson. Seeond row?Director Lynn H. Led
den, Jane Lorenson, Thomas Vann, James Prim,
Jon Speller, Charles Covell, John Chappell,
James Humphrey, Charles Baker, Drum Major
Robert Speller. Third row?John Seymour, Al
lan topping, Billy Hamel, Claude Reams, Harry
Havnesworth, Donald Fobes.
Fourth row?Katharine Dwight, Fred Dixon, !
David McCallum, Billy Haynesworth, James
Morrison, Byron Nauru, Lillian Bullock, Betty
Jo Britt, Paul Propst. Fifth row?Robert Sprin
ger, Mary Matthews, George Patterson, Jimmy
Hatch, George Cotton, Kenneth McCrirnmon,
Stanley Allen, Billy Huntley, David Bailey. Not j
in picture, Gilbert Harbort, Bobby Cline, Stella
Voyles,. (Photo by Emerson Humphrey)
UNION SERVICE |
Prolwlani churches of the i
community will unite in a
three-hour service from noon j
to 3 p. m. today. Good Friday,
at Emmanuel Episcopal
church. . *
Taking part in the service.
"The Words from the Cross"
will be the Rev. C. V. Covell.
the Rev. C. K. Ligon. Dr. W.
C. Holland and Dr. R. L.
House, each of whom will
conduct a meditation.
Ail members of local
churches, non-church mem
bers and visitors are invited i
to take part in this solemn |
service commemorating the j
Crucifixion of Christ.
| Hoinewood Garden:
Will Be Opened
Climaxing "Garden Week" in
Southern Pines will be the Easter
Sunday and Easter Monday show
ing of the beautiful Homeward
Gardens at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. Denison Bu liens, on Crest
Famous for many years as the '
Beckwith Gardens, they under
went a change of name last year
when the handsome home and
grounds were purchased by Mr.
and Mrs. Bullens, but their beau
ty remains the same and the new
owners are generously allowing;!
the annual opening of the gardens]
to continue as before, under
sponsorship of the Moore County
Hospital auxiliary. Hours on both
days will be 2 to 5:30 p. m.
The gardens were planned and
planted 18 years ago by E. A.
Morell, Southern Pines nursery
man, to fulfil the desires of the
owners for beautiful arrange
ments of shrubs and flowers
which would reach their height
of bloom together in the early |
Azaleas and bulbs, dogwood 1
arid other flowering trees were
Garden after garden within the I
whole were planted in crescendo I
of colors, with massed azaleas
forming the background for daf
fodils, tulips and pansies, filigreed :
with the bloms of showy white '
double dogwood and pink dog
wood This riot of color rims spa- !
cious lawns which allow the vis- '
'to- to inspect snri eniov the blos
soms at close range^ The sequence
of gardens ends in a silvery spring
and pool shadowed with trees
The gardens lie behind the Bui -
lens home, a copy of historic 1
Westover in Virginia, the James '
River home, of William Byrd,
foundfr of Richmond.
All proceeds of the tour will go
to the benefit of the Moore
County Hospital auxiliary. Host
esses from the auxiliary will in
clude Mrs. R. M. McMillan, Mrs.
Harold Peck, Mrs. Volt Gibnore
Mrs. Talbot Johnson, Mrs. Joseph
S. Hiatt Mrs. Hoke Pollock, Mrs.
Harry Norris, Mrs. Thomas lock
wood, Mrs A. P. Thompson, Mrs.
? T. C.. Sledge Mrs. Thomas Black
land Mrs. Clement R. Mbnroe I
School Band Will
Climax Year With
The Southern Pines school
band, the community's pride, will
give its first annual conaprt for
the public next Friday evening,
April 18, at. Weaver auditorium.
The concert is not only for the
community's enjoyment, but also
so the townspeople can see just
how far their school band has pro
gressed in its short history of four
and a half years, said Lynn H.
Ledden, director since last Sep
The band was started in the fall
of 1947 under J. G. Womble.
Funds were raised from time to
time by various organizations for
uniforms It was not until last
year it became completely uni-,
Last year also, the band started
marching. At first only the drum
mers could play and march at
the same time. In recent months,
with much practice, it has learned
to march with practically all in
struments going?a spirited sight
It has taken an increasing part
in community and school events,
of various sorts, playing for va
rious local fund-raising events
(Continued on page 5)
Phone Co. Asks
Patience As New
Strike Woes Loom
As the Western Union strike
lightened up, the telephone strike ,
this week closed down over the
nation, keeping communications ?
in a slowed-up condition with
prospects that they will become
At the Central Carolina Tele
phone Company office here, a ;
spokesman said, "We ask the pa
tience of the public while these
conditions prevail. We're doing
our best, but we have some big
problems, far beyond our con
These problems have been ag
gravated by the Western Union
strike, which has thrown an ex
tra burden of long distance calls
on the company, and also by the '
ract that this is the peak of the
busy season here.
At the local Western Union of
fice, Mrs. Nellie Mann, manager,
arid her assistant Mrs. George R
Little went back to work Monday
at 11 a. fn.t as the Raleigh relay
center came alive again. Actually,
'he local staff had never gone off
the job, but could get no tele
grams through over the weekend
This week, while the strike re
mained in effect in scattered spots
throughout the nation,v they said,
"We've been able to get every
thing through okay so far, since
The Central Carolina, and other
independent companies, are af
fected by the new strike only in
sofar as toll calls to many Bell
stations arc concerned. Employees
(Continued on page 6) '
Come on out. folks, and
shake a foot at the Nine
teenth Annual Fireman's Bali
?the yearly fun-frolic staged
by the Southern, Pines Volun
teer Fire department for the
All year long the volunteer
firemen rush to the rescue
when danger threatens. Once
a year the community turns
out to do them honor, enjoy
their company and aid their
welfare fundi to wthioh all
The ball will be held Wed
nesday evening at the South
ern Pines Country club, 9 p.
m. till 1 a. m. Music will be
provided by Bob Smith and
his Orchestra, from Fayeitc
ville. A good time for all is
Escape Hurt In
A Yaes-Lakeview high school
boy and girl going to the drive
in theatre Saturday evening had
a miraculous escape from injury
or death when their car was
struck by two speeding cars in
succession, knocked off the road
by the first one and overturned
by the second.
Donald Ray Jessup, 18, of Lake
view and Joanne Chappell of Vass
emerged from Jessup's upside
down car badly shaken up but
otherwise unhurt. The Pontiac
coach was described by the in
vestigating patrolman as "total
He said the car. heading south,
had reached the center lane, as it
turned into the Starview drive
in on US 1 south, when it was
struck in the right rear by a
Pontiac coupe driven by Emman
uel McPhatter, 26, Negro, ofi
Southern Pines. McPhatter's car;
knocked Jessup's to the left shoui-j
ler. and was itself bounced overj
to the right one. A Buick coupe
behind McPhatter's swerved to;
the left from the center lane j
knocked Jessup's car into the!
cinderblock embankment at the;
theatre entrance and over on its;
top, then came to a stop across;
the way, ahead of McPhatter's;
A portion of the cinderblock:
wail was broken by the impact.1
The highway was crowded at;
the time and traffic was slowed;
up for about a half hour, withi
three patroffnen at work to pre I
vent a jam
McPhatter indicted for careless;
end reckless driving causing arj
uccident, received a 60-day sen
tence in Moore recorders court
Monday, suspended on payment
of $50 and costs, Gilbreath
received a 30 - day sen
tence. suspended on payment;
of $25 and costs, for following
too closely behind another car ;
No law violation was found In!
Jessup's driving, the patrolman;
One-Way Traffic To liegin!
90-Day Trial On Broad Si. Starts Monday;
Read Directions?Cooperate, Mayor Asks
One-way traffic on Broad street, between Massachu
setts and Vermont avenues, will be given a 90-day trial
starting first thing Monday morning.
Traffic will be northbound on East Broad street?south
bound on West Broad. Cars may cross over at any intersec
tion, provided they remain with the flow of traffic.
Angle parking spaces on certain blocks will be changed
to accord with the traffic flow.
The new pattern was set up by State Highway Division
engineers on request of the town board, and they have also
prepared signs and markers which are now on hand ready
to be put in place over the weekend.
For the first few days, policemen will be on duty at both
ends of the one-way traffic lanes to help eliminate confusion
which may result from the change. Motorists are asked to
express their opinion of the new traffic patterns to Mayor
C. N. Page or any town commissioner or policeman, as it is
being installed purely op a trial basis.
"We ask the cooperation of all in giving the one-way
plan a fair trial," said Mayor Page. "We believe that, after
people are used to it, it should work out for the benefit of all
and go a long way toward solving traffic and parking prob
lems which have lately become acute.
"Watch the signs, learn how it works and we bc-iieve i
you will like it."
At the same time parking time limit hours are being
extended from 5 to 6 p.m., on recommendation of the Cham
ber of Commerce, and the parking limit zone extended on
New Hampshire avenue to the alley beyond The Manor.
Otherwise, parking remains the same, with time limits
clearly indicated on signs.
Easter Services In Local Churches
Will Tell Joyous Resurrection Story
Mark Festive Day
Easter services in local church
es will mark the greatest festival
of the Christian year with cele
bration of the Resurrection in
song and sermon, with flowers of
spring symbolizing life's renewal
and prayers carrying the deep
felt hope for peace.
At Congregational Church
At the Church of Wide Fellow
ship there will lie a special note
of joy. After months without a
home while the fire-damaged
church building was being reno
vated, the congregation and their
pastor will be back in their beau
The interior of the church has
been painted in muted pastels
Chimes and organ have been ren
ovated and indirect lighting in
stalled, The old-time choir loft
has given way to a new chancel,
as yet with only temporary furn
ishings, but providing a handsome
background for the three choirs.
This was a project of the church's
The beautiful new stained
glass window given by Mr,
and Mrs. George Case, longtime
members who recently moved
away, has been placed in the new
masonry wall between the sanc
tuary and the educational annex
new under construction.
Services will include the 11 a
m. worship, at which the sermon
theme of Dr. R. L. House, pastor,
will be "The Glory of the Latter
House." All three choirs will sing
At 4:30 p. m. the choirs will
present a cantata, "The Easter
Story." with Mrs L. D. MicDon
ald as director and organist.
At First Baptist
At the First Baptist church,
Easter Sunday will see the choir
robed in new vestments of ma
roon. At the II a. m. service Sun
day the choir will be heard in
an anthem, "Behold the King of j
Glory," by Handel, with Mrs.;
Douglas Rowe as soloist singing]
"I Know That My Redeemer Liv-j
eth." Sermon theme o? Dr. W. C.
Holland, pastor will he "The
Birthday of Hope,"
At 7:30 prri Sunday the 28-veice
choir will be heard in a cantata.
"King of Glory," by R. S. Mor
rison, directed by Marvin Beasley
and accompanied by Mrs. C. R.
Mills at the organ and Mrs. C. C.
McDonald at the piano. Soloists
will be Mrs. Douglas Rowe, Miss
Jacqueline Davenport, Mrs. W. L.
Wonderly, Myron Adams and Joe
Cameron, with a duet by S. B
Richardson and Joe Cameron.
At Brownson Memorial
At Brownson Memorial Presby
terian church, some 25 new com
municants will be received for
mally as members by the pastor,
the Rev. Cheves K. Ligon, as mod
erator of the Session, at the 11
a. m. service. Seven of the group,
young people 10 to 15 years of
age. who are graduates of a recent
new communicants' class, will be
The church will be adorned
with flowers by Mrs. J. W*. Atkin
son in memory of her husband,
who died during the past year.
"The Meaning of the Resurrec
tion" will be the Rev. Mr. Ligon's
sermon theme. Special hymns and
anthems will be sung bythe 15
voice chcir led by Mrs. D. E. Bai
ley, with Mrs. N. L. Hodgkins at
At Emmanuel Church
At Emmanuel Episcopal church
the Easter Sunday program in
cludes Holy Communion at 8 a
m., the Church School mite-box
presentation service at 9:45 and
Holy Communion at 11. with a
sermon, "The Risen Life," by the
rector, the Rev. C. V. Covell. Eas
ter anthems will be sung by the
choir, directed by Mrs. P. T. Bar
After the 11 a. m. service the
Young People's Service League
will hold open house for all in
the parish hall, with refresh
ments. Mary Johns Cameron
president, will have as her com
mittee for this event Lucy McDan
iel, Gene Cordon, Joan Howarth,
James Menzel, Robert Butler and
Charles Covell, Jr.
Holy Baptism will be held Sat
urday at 3 p. m.
At St. Anthony's
At St. Anthony's Catholic
church, Easter Sunday masses
will be held at 7, 8 and 9 a. m.,
with high mass at 10:30.
On Good Friday, mass will be at
8 a. m. with a special devotion,
"'The Seven Last Words." at 4
On Holy Saturday mass will he
at 8 a. m. Lent ends at noon Sat
urday. Confessions preliminary to
Easter communion will be from.
5 to 8 and from 7:30 and 8:30 Sat
Father Peter M. Denges, pastor,
will be assisted in the services
by Father O. T. Carl, of the Order
i of Preacher.':. Columbia, S. C.
a commissioner several years in
Incumbent commissioners filing
this week, subject to the Demo
cratic primary of May 31, include
all the rest of the board: J. M
Pleasants, Southern Pines (Dis
trict 4. Greenwood and MicNeill
townships) who is completing his
first term; G. M. Cameron, Pine
hurst, chairman (District 5, Sand
I hills and Mineral Springs); J. M.
[Currie, Carthage (District 1, Car
! thage) and I,. R. Reynolds, Lea
man (District 3, Deep River and
I Others who have filed are also
incumbents ? Judge J Vance
Rowe, judge of recorders court,
and Rslph G. Steed, of Robbins,
Mr. Steed at present is an ap
1 pointee. filling out the unexpired
jteim cf H. P. Kelley, deceased.
The Tabernacle Methodist
church at Robbins will observe
Easter with a sunrise service, to
be held at the church at 6 a. m.,
and a cantata presented at 11
The cantata, "Man of Sorrows."
by Van Donman Thompson, will
comprise the entire 11 a rn serv
Singing the cantata will be the
choir of 16 voices, eight men and
eight women, directed by J. A.
Soloists will be Mrs. Jean Klutz,
soprano, singing "There is a Green
Hill"; Mrs, Beatrice Kinlaw. con
tralto, "He Made Himself of No
Reputation"; Joel Cranford, ten
or, "Lo, I Am With You Alway";
and C. L. Williams, bass, "To
Mrs. Dixie Peace will be ac
companist on the Hammond or
gan. The cantata was written es
pecially for this instrument.
There will be no sermon at this
service. However, the Rev. Jack
N. Page, pastor, will preach at
the sunrise service.
A large attendance from all de
nominations is anticipated at
these traditional events.
The traditional Easter Mon
day square dance and Old
Time Fiddlers Convention of
the Sandhills poet, American
Legion, will be held Monday
night at the Legion hut on
Fiddlers, banjo and guitar
playess and player* of other
string and wind instruments
are invited to come out and
compete for merchandise
prises, also square dance
bands and dance teams with
Easter Monday will he a
general business holiday in
Southern Pine*, though no
holiday for the schoolchil
The Citizens Bank and
Trust company will be closed.
Garage* will be closed but
filling station* will itay open.
Post office services will
continue as usual, with one
exception. Since store* and
offices are expected to ue
closed, there will be nc pa. ?
eel post delivery in the busi
At Carthage, the courthouse
will be closed up light irom
top to bottom. Recorders
court will be held Tuesday in
stead of Monday. City affinal
and ihe library will be closed
In the local schools the
spring holiday, already held,
now takes the place of the
eldiime Easter recess. In lbs
county sens* schools will
close, ethers not.
New Candidate File
Monroe Seeks Place
On Board Replacing
W. J. Dunlap
T. R. Monroe, Robbins barber
and a member of the town board
of that community, filed this week
as a candidate for the Moore
County board of commissioners,
succeeding W. J. Dunlap, who has
i represented District 2 (Bensalem
and Sheffield townships) on the
board for one full term and part
Dunlap was appointed to fill
out the unexpired term of W. H
J?rkron, who died in the fall of
1948. He had previously served as
Hubert McCesVill. of Pine
hurst, has bean cjramiai.ior.ed
as a Democratic member of
the county board of elections,
replacing W. Damon* Brown,
of Southern Pines, who has
withdrawn in order to file as
a candidate for county solici
Mr. McCaskill was named
as an alternate on the original
list submitted to the State
Board of Elections for approv
al. He will be sworn in at 11
a.m. Saturday at Carthage by
C. C. Kennedy, clerk of supe
Others to be sworn in af
litis lime are Sam C. Riddle,
Democrat, and L. G. Thomas,