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Joint Installation i
Planned For VFW
Post And Auxiliary
For Monday Night
Event At Post Home
The first joint installation of
new officers of the John Boyd
post VFW and its auxiliary will
be held at the post home on West
New York avenue Monday at 8
Tom McKenzie of Pinehurst
and Mis. Harry Chatfield of
Southern Pines .will be installed
as the leading officers of the two
organizations. Installing officers
will be C. S. Patch. Jr., past post
commander, and Mrs. Louis Garty,
immediate past president of the
A number of special guests
have been invited to attend the
ceremony, and to enjoy the ensu
ing social evening and special en
tertainment which is being plan
New post officers are:
Elective?Thomas W. McKen
zie, commander; Louis Scheipers,
Jr., senior vice-commander; Har
ry Chatficld, junior vice-com
mander; quartermaster C. S.
Patch, Jr.; Raymond Cam
eron, judge advocate; Steve H.
Grant, chaplain; Dr. David W.
Whitehead, surgeon; trustees, I
John F. Buchholz, retiring com-1
mander. three years; Robert Arey.j
two years, and Charles Meares,
adjutant. Other appointive offi
cers will be named later by Com
New auxiliary officers are:
Elective?Mrs. Harry Chatficld,
president; Mrs Robert Arey,
senior vice-president; Mrs. Alex
ander Morgan, junior vice-presi
dent; Mrs. William E. Crain, treas
urer; Mrs. Joseph Garzik, chap
lain; Mh-s. John Talbert, conduct
ress; Mrs. Charles Meares, guard;
Miss Pauline Crain, three-year
year trustee; Mrs. Ralph Mills,
Appointive?Mrs. Ralph Mills,
Mrs. Jack Horner, Mrs. Robert
Balboni, Miss Pauline Crain, color
bearers; Mrs. Ruth W. Swisher,
secretary; Mlrs. L. A. DesPland,
patriotic instructor; Mrs. Louis
$433 FOR CANCER
Local conlxibulion* in iho
cance* campaign reached $4?3
in the first two weeks at the
April campaign, it was report
ed by Mrs. J. S. MiUiken.
Southern Pincc chairman of
the April drive.
She expressed herself as
especially gratified by this
fine initial showing in view
of the fact that only limited
solicitation has been under
taken, all by mail. There will
be no canvassing. "The dona
tions large and small, many
entirely unsolicited, show
that people now know well
the worthy aims of this an
nual drive and the importance
of the work carried on with
the cancer funds," she said.
"I believe we will make our
quota of $600 on schedule by
the end of the month*"
Donors are asked to make
out their checks to the Amer
ican Cancer society, and to
mail them to Xdrs. Milliken at
Box 55, Southern Pines.
Band Will Offer
In Concert Tonight
The free concert to be given by
the blue-uniformed SouthernPines
school band tonight (Friday) at
Weaver auditorium will include
favorite marches, popular airs, the
school song and even a dash of
"boogie woogie." The majorettes
will perform during one number.
The program was announced
this week by Lynn H. Ledden, di
rector, who said that everyone is
invited. Curtain time is 8:30 p.m.
A vountary offering will be taken
for the fund for new instruments
Program selections will include
Fair Star of Southern Pines (F. S.
Smith); Thunder March (Sousa);
Sun Carnival Overture (J. L. Tow
er) ; trumpet solo by David Bailey;
Too Young (popular); Workin' On
the Railroad (Hal Leonard concert
Also, following a 10-minute in
termission: Salutation March
(Seitz); Spring Festival Overture
(Clair W. Johnson); Big Time
Boogie Deke Foffitt); It's No Sin
(popular); Semper Fidelis March
(Scusa) with majorettes; Star
One-Way Traffic In Operation;
General Comment?"It's Fine"
Southern Pines' new one-way j
traffic ? northbound on East
Broad, southbound on West
Broad, from Massachusetts to Ver
mont avenues?got under way
smoothly this week.
Starting Easter Monday, a bus
iness holiday, a minimum of con
fusion was caused by the change.
What confusion eventuated
seemed to be the result of an in- i
sufficient number of signs. Some i
wore added during the week, and
street markings, with arrows, are j
to be painted within a short time,
it was learned.
Most people seemed to like it.
What few "gripes" there were
were minor ones, traffic po'ice- i
men said. The smoother flow of i
traffic, elimination of jams at in
tersections and the ease of getting
through town brought enthusias- 1
tic praise from many motorists. :
Also, wthout the need for braking '
down every minute or so, and tor .
sounding the horn in traffic, the
streets are definitely quieter and i
tension was noticeably eased.
Many queried by The Pilot,
however, thought it was "too soon
to tell much about it," and "the !
real test will come Saturday when i
the streets are full."
Random queries by the Pilot's ?
"inquiring reporter" elicited com- :
ments as follows:
JOE MONTESANTI, JR.?"As :
far as I can see, it's a good thing,
I've heard a good many favorable
comments in my store."
BLANCH SHERMAN-'Tt's just -
fine, so far. I think it is really
going to solve our traffic prob
lems. In our office on Broad
street, we noticed the new quiet
ness at once. Things aren't near
ly so tense on Broad this week."
JUDGE J. VANCE ROWE ?
"Looks like a good thing. There
may be some disadvantages, and
of course there are always some
people who won't be pleased, but
when a situation become* acute
something must be done?and the j
traffic situation here had reached j
that point. The advantages great-1
ly outweigh the disadvantages."
MISS KITTY WILEY?"I like
it very much, and have heard
many favorable comments."
W. E, BLUE?"I think it's abso
lutely grand, one of the finest
things that's ever happened to the
town. I've asked a good many
people who come in the store
what they think, and practically
every one of them likes it. It's
made parking better, too."
C S. PATCH?"Looks like a
good thing. I'm for anything that
will help straighten out the traf
fic situation, and this looks like!
it might do it."
MRS. J. B. SWETT?"I like itj
so much. I'm not afraid to drive
my car downtown any more." I
MRS. W. E. COX?"It's wonder-1
ful for a pedestrian! You don't j
have to look but one way when
you're stepping from the curb.)
We ought to have done this years |
mrs. thelma holt ? "i j
haven't noticed much dfference
harold McAllister, prcs-j
dent Chamber of Commerce?"1 j
haven't been able to get out
enough in the rush hours to see
for myself, but the people who
come in the store have some
mighty fine things to say about it.
Nearly everybody I've talked to
likes it a lot."
Chief complaints, it seems,
come from those who say despair
ingly, "Oh, I can never learn it,"
One comment from an old-timer
was, "It's harder on the people
who've lived here a long time
than on those just coming in. The
residents have formed habits.
Newcomers are used to watching
the signs and trying to find out
what local usage is, when they
reach a new place. We can all
adapt to different customs when
we go to other places, and now
we Just have to get rid of our old
habits and do this in our own
"After all. it will benefit every
one in the long run."
His Heart's With Illinois
mess MI?H^ agaij^aawaB^ww nw
?But sometimes he enjoys a visit to the Sandhills, too.
Governor Adlai Stevenson of Illinois, whose decision not to
run for president topped all other national news this week.
He's shown above with his sister, Mrs. Ernest L. Ives of
Southern Pines, at Knollwood airport as he flew in for a
recent visit at the Ives home, Paint Hill Farm.
(Photo by Humphrey)
Governor Stevenson Notifies Sister
Tuesday Night Of Decision Not To Run I
; Turns Down Chance
At Presidency To
Fulfill Home Pledges
Governor Adlai Stevenson of
Illinois, major hope of the Demo
cratic party for this year's pres
idential election, on Wednesday
told the press of the country that
he "could not become a candi
Just completing his first, andj
immensely successful, term as!
governor, and April 8 renomina
ted for reelection, he said his pro
gram in Illinois and his pledges
ted for reelection, he said his pro
to its people must have first
The target of extreme pressure
from all sides to become the Dem
ocratic candidate, he had said
several days previously he would
soon make a statement "clarify
ing his position," His sister, Mrs.
Ernest L. Ives, had advance word
of his anxiously awaited decision,
as he telephoned her here Tues
He told her, "I have made cer
tain promises to the voters of Illi
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Of Region Six
William D. Campbell of South
ern Pmes was unanimously re
elected chairman of Region Six,
Roy Scouts of America, at the an
nual regional meeting held Mon
day at the Hotel Ansley in Atlan
At the banquet meeting at
which the election was held,
praise was heaped on Bill Camp
bell by Scout leaders of four
states for the high quality of his
service rendered during the past
two-year term. He is the frst
chairman ever to have paid per
sonal visits to all 37 councils of the
region, in North Carolina, South
Carolina, Georgia and Florida, it
Accompanying Mr. Campbell to
Atlanta were W. Lament Brown,
Moore District chairman; Dr. R.
M. McMillan, past chairman and a
present member of the district
health and safety committee; Paul
C. Butler, past district chairman,
present member of the executive
board of the Occoneechee Council;
Dr. J. C. Grier of Pinehurst, dis
trict commissioner, and Archie P.
Farmer of West End, district
chairman of camping and activi
A trophy was presented Mrs. W.
D. Campbell in absentia by an
other lady, wife of the regional
vice chairman, in recognition of
her "unselfish service and sacri
fice in sparing her husband to
Boy Scouting in a high volunteer
position which takes practically
all of his time."
Miss Ethel Davis
And Sister Hurt
In Vass Accident
Miss Ethel Davis and her sister
in-law, Mrs. Marvin Davis, of
Carthage Ht. 3, were painfully,!
though reportedly not seriously,
injured about 7:30 p. m. Monday
when the car in which they were
riding, driven by Mr. Davis, was
struck by another at a highway
intersection in Vass.
The accident occurred as Mr.
Davis entered US Highway 1
from the Carthage-Vass road and
turned north His 194! Pontiac
was struck with violent impact by
a 1934 Oldsmobile traveling south,
according to the investigating pa
trolman, who said both cars were
The three occupants of the
Oldsmobile, the patrolman said,
jumped out of their car and left
the scene. Ownership of the car
was determined without difficul
ty and some hours later the occu
pants were located. They were
'Jack McRae, 38, owner; his young
son-in-law Wayne Allen Taylor,
16, and young Taylor's 13-year
old brother, whose name was not
learned. All live in Southern
MtRae suffered a severe head
gash in the accident, necessitating
12 stitches. Wayne Taylor's in
juries were said to be minor and
the younger boy was not hurt.
Wayne Taylor, who had been
married to McRae's daughter only
three days before, stated that he
had been driving the car when
the accident occurred. He was in
dicted for careless and reckless
driving causing personal injury
and property damage, and leaving
the scene without reporting the
accident or giving his name and
address. He was placed under
$500 bond by Justice J. D. Farrell
of Aberdeen for bis appearance
in recorders court.
Miss Davis, former Moore Coun
ty clerk of court, now employed
as secretary to H. F. Seawell, Jr.,
Carthage attorney, and her sister
in-law remained several days a?|
patients at Moore County hospi-;
tal. Mr. Davis was not hurt.
Many Champs Will |
Compete In 52nd
North And South
Famed Amateur Event
Slated Next Week
On Pinehurst No. 2
A strong field which includes
two reigning national champions
and many present and former
state and sectional titleholders
will be on hand to attempt to de
thrcne the champion, Hobart
Manloy, Jr., Savannah, Ga, when
play opens Monday in the 52nd
North and South Amateur Cham
pionship at the Pinehurst Country
The tournament will be played!
over the 7.007-yard par-72 No. 2'
course, scene of the international:
Uyder Cup matches last Novem
ber when the United States pro'
team defeated the pick of the |
Play will open with a medal|
pi:-j1 qualifying round for G-p
places in matcn play, which will|
begin Tuesday with a single!
round. Two rounds will be played
Wednesday, the quarter finals
Thursday, semi-finals Friday and
he final round Saturday. Semi-1
finals and finals will be at 36
Past Champs Challenge
Besides the current champion'
Hobart Manley, last year's run
.er-up Billy Joe Patten of Mor
;anton, will be challenging for
he crown as will also no fewer
than seven former winners.
trong competition will come
from Dick Chapman. Pinehurst;
Harvie Ward, Jr., Tarboro; Frank
otranahan, Toledo, O.; Jimmy
McHale, Bethlehem, Pa.; Frank
Strafaci, New York, and Dale
Morey. Dallas, Texas, to name a
few of the scores of scratch play
ers entered from many parts of
; the country.
Chapman, who will leave soon
after the tournament for Scotland
to defend his British amateur
championship at Prestwick, has
held four national titles in hts dis
tinguished golf career, but so far
the North and South, played
where he learned his golf, has al
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Heads Home After
The four-column motor convoy
of the 82nd Airborne Division,
which has threaded its way
through six states coveving almost.
1500 miles, was due to cross the
North Carolina border' Wednes
day on the way to Fort Bragg, its
The division left the state 10
weeks ago for Central Texas
where it has been participating in
the joint Army-Air Force maneu
ver, Exercise Long Horn, as an ag
gressor force against three other
To facilitate rapid movement of
the vehicles and avoid ensnarl
- ent of the normal flow of traffic,
the unit traveled four separate
routes over the border and across
While in Texas the 82nd receiv
ed nationwide recognition for
playing its role of maneuver 'ene
my' to the hilt in a hard-fought
month-long battle. The division
was commended at maneuver's
end by Gen, J Lawton Collins,
Army Chief of Staff; Gen. Mark
W. Clark. Chief of Army Field
Forces; Lieut. Gen, William M.
Hoge, maneuver director; Maj.
Gen. Reuben E. Jenkins, G-3. De
partment of the Army; and Maj.
Gen. William B. Bradford, G-3,
Army Field Forces. Texans wit
nessing the maneuver from the
sidelines showed great interest in
the division's activity. A crowd
of 20,000 witnessed one parachute
On the journey to Texas the
82nd covered the distance in 14
days, the return itinerary has been
scheduled to negotiate the same
distance in eight days with two
rest stops. Approximately 600
members of the division are na
The 82nd motored through six
states in covering a distance of
close to 1500 miles. Back at Fort
Bragg the division, commanded by
Maj. Gen. Charles D. W. Canham,
will resume training its own per
sonnel and visiting groups of West
Point cadets, ROTC students, and
Bishop Co. Move To
New Plant Hastened
B y Fire At Airport
Go Up In Flames
A wing of one of the large
frame buildings at Knollwood air
port, temporarily housing the
training unit and employment of
fice of the J. Bishop & Co. Plati
num Works, caught fire about. 3
p. m. Tuesday, supposedly from
an oil heater, and burned to the
Record? and considerable val
uable equipment of the Bishop
company were saved. Destroyed,
however, were some 15 precision
machines which had been installed
there lor training workers, and
which were 'n actual drily use in
the production of hypodermic
The fire hastened by several
days the move into the new
Bishop plant, now completed ex
cept for a few finishing touches.
Equipment has recently been in
process of installation, and work
went on there this week without
a single day's loss.
Three Towns Respond
Volunteer firemen and trucks
of Southern Pines, Pinehurst and
Carthage responded to the
alarm telephoned by Douglas
Guin, Piedmont Airlines manager,
from his office in an adjoining
building. There is no hydrant at
the airport, and the trucks plied
back and forth to the nearby
Southern Pines water plant for
A large number of other vol
unteers also helped fight the
flames. The combined efforts in
the battle of almost two hours was
credited by Gordon M. Cameron,
chairman of county commission
ers, with stopping the flames at
the inner wall of the Bishop com
pany's wing, and preventing des
truction of the entire county-own
i ed plant of several connecting
! Thanks Expressed
"In behalf of the commissioners
[I express deep appreciation to all
the fire companies and volunteer
firefighters who came so prompt
ly, and worked so untiringly,"
said Mr. Cameron, who was him
self early on the scene and help
ed in the fight. "For a time it
looked impossible to save the
buildings. Only hard work could
have done it."
P. A. Gwaltnev acting manager
here for Resort Airlines, Inc.,
which has the buildings under
lease and uses considerable space
for storage, pointed to the airport
"wind sock" as indicating one
highly favorable factor. "There
was a stiff wind but for the first
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"Best Citizen" And
Chosen At SPHS
Students of Southern Pines
High school this week elected
' Superlatives," and the Student
Council elected a "superlative"
of its own, for the first time.
Franklin Johnson, a member of
the senior class, was selected by
the Council as "First Citizen" of
the school for the spring term.
A traditional honor, the Emily
Post award for considerate and un
selfish service, annually announc
ed at commencement, has been
withdrawn this year. The Student
Council felt, however, this recog
nition should be made, and deci
ded to do it on its own.
"He has given unselfishly of his
time and energy," they said
"Whenever something needs to be
done. Franklin is there to do it,
asking nothing in return except
to help others and the school."
Franklin was also elected "best
all-round" boy in voting held by
the student body Tuesday.
Results of the election:
Most likely to succeed, Alec
McLeod and Pete Dana; best
looking, Paul Williams, Suzann
Burns; best dressed, Charles Mer
| rill and Barbara Page; best all
round, Franklin Johnson and
Shirley Stuart; wittiest, Sylvia
McLeod and Dick Mattocks; most
athletic, Barbara Cuin and Roy
File This Week;
j The official roster of candidates
l who have filed for county ofricc
I remained incomplete this week
as the deadline (Saturday) ap
proached, and some last-minute
< filings may be anticipated.
| Five new candidates filed this
week subject to the Democratic
[primary May 31
| W. Lamont Brown, Southern
Pines attorney, filed Wednesday
for the office of county solicitor,
which is being vacated by W. A.
Leland McKeithen of Pinehurst
< after 14 years' tenure. Though
I there has been considerable talk
|of other candidates for this office,
[ none of them had gone so far as to
jlay their money on the line by
H. Clifton Blue of Aberdeen
who served his first term in the
He use of Representatives in 1945
and has been reelected for every
term since, decided he wants to
Ho again. So far he has no oppo
Only contest to have developed
so far is for the Carthage repre
sentation cn the county board of
education, for which J. L. McGraw
of Carthage is opposing the in
cumbent. T. R Phillips. G H.
Purvis of Highfalls, has also filed,
ijere McKeithen of Aberdeen was
| reported this week as "undecided '
j and no word has come from the
jother members, J. A. Culbertson
1 of Robbins chairman, and Thad
1 Blue of the Eureka community.
i Precinct Judges,
Registrars and judges of elec
; tions who will serve in Moore
county's 17 voting precincts in
connection with the Democratic
primary May 31 have been ap
pointed by the county board of
The officials are listed here by
i precinct. First named is the reg
j istrar, second the Democratic
j judge of elections and third the
| Republican judge of elections:
| Southern Pines ? Mrs. Grace
Kaylor, Donald A. Jones and Max
well G. Rush, all of Southern
Aberdeen?J. V. Ferree, Mrs.
Maude Thompson and Culpepper
Austin, all of Aberdeen.
Pinebluff?Mrs. Madge P. Da
vid, Mrs. Marie L. Wylie, both of
Pinebluff, and Drewry Troutman,
Pinehurst?H. F. Kelly, Ellis
Fields and Henry B. Frye, all of
Vass ? Mrs. H. C. Callahan,
C. A. Cameron, both of Vass;
and K. W. Hennings, Carthage,
Eureka?Mrs. D. J. Blue, W. M.
McLeod and Mrs. Glenn Crissman,
all of Carthage, route 3.
East Carthage ? Mrs. Ruth S.
Harrngton, J E. Muse, Carthage;
and M. C. Marion, Carthage, route
West Carthage ? Mrs. J. M.
I Lane, Carthage; T. L. Baughn,
! Carthage, route 1; and A. F.
Cameron ? Walter M. Wicker,
W M. Harbour, Cameron, route 1;
and Raymond Thomas, Cameron.
West End ? Harold Markham,
W 5. Jackson, West End; and
Clarence Gordon, West End route.
Bensalem?Fuller Monroe, Al
len Monroe, Biscoe, route 1; and
Neil A. Morrison, Eagle Sprngs
Robbins?Charles Farlow, C. S.
Swindell, Robbins; and E. T. Den
nis, Robbins route.
Ritters?L. B. Ritter, A. T. Ma
ness, Carthage, route 1; and T. J.
Highfalls?G. L. Wilson, Frank
Mancss, Robbins, route 1; and J.
B. Powers, Highfalls.
Spcncerville ? JR. Duntap,
Steeds; and W C. Garner, P. 17.
, Spinks, Robbins.
Spies?E. F. Sheffield. Wilbert
C. Britt, Star, route 1; and W. T.
Brown, Robbins route.
Deep River?James Campbell,
Carthage Star Route; W. A. Ty
?on, Sanford Rt. 3; J. C. Psjchel,