VOL. 33?NO. 23 ' _ TWENTY-FOUR PAGES SOUTHERN PINES." NORTH CAROLINA. FRIDAY. APRIL 25. 1952 TWENTY-FOUR~PAGES _ PRICE?TEN CENTS
Welcome To 82nd Airborne j
Fort Bragg and the Sandhills;
communities killed the fatted calf;
this week, welcoming the 82ndj
Airborne Division home from
Texas after a 10 weeks' absence.!
Streaming across the state in!
four huge convoys, the men re
ceived a rousing welcome on the!
post Wednesday afternoon, and
most of them were soon clasped in
the arms of waiting wives, chil
dren and mothers.
Early units arrived last week,
some ccming in every day, but
the main body of troops was not
due until Thursday of this week.
Making excellent time on their
1,500-mile journey, they lopped 24
hours off their schedule, a fact-,
cf which Fort Bragg had only a|
few hours' notice. The word gotj
around as if by magic, and when
the first convoy units reached the
reservation at 2 p. m. they were
greeted by a joyous host of wav
ing, cheering loved ones.
They alro received a rousing
Welcome from their commanding
genera!, Maj. Gen. Charles W.
Canhar.i, who had been with them
on Exercise Long Horn in Texas
and beat them home by only a
few ?hours. To stirring music by
the 8?.r>d Airborne band the Artil
lery units, first to arrive, passed
in review down the main street
of the Division area.
The streams of vehicles, con
verging on the post from Raeford,
Aberdeen, Southern Pines and
Cameron, poured in all afternoon
and evening. Thursday was to be
devoted to unpacking, cleaning
and storing equipment, after
which it would be "home, sweet
home" for the thousands with
homes to go to on the post and
in nearby Sandhills towns.
On the way home the division
split at Greenville, S. C., into four
columns, each consisting of about
550 vehicles carrying 3,500 men
and taking an hour to pass a
given point. They were routed
home by different ways so as to
disperse the traffic interference.
Two convoys came up US High
way 1, one turning at Aberdeen
and entering the post along the
Plank Road The other came
through Southern Pines, along
May street and east on Connect
icut Avenue extension and the
newly surfaced Fort Bragg road,
completed since their departure.
West Southern Pines Finishes Drive
For School Bus?$4,400 Cash In Hand
The community and school of*
West Southern Pines this week
marked a proud achievement.
Five weeks after they started
their school activities bus cam
paign in earnest, they had the
cash in hand?$4,387.47.
While some voluntary gifts
were included from both white
and Negro friends, most of the
money resulted from benefit
events held by the school, by each
grade and sponsored by commun-!
ity groups. Basketball games,
dances, raffles, cake sales, a pop
ularity contest, musical programs,
plays and other events have kept
the community humming, and
brought practically every resi
dent, old and young, into the act.
"We are very proud of the won
derful support we have had from
everyone." said J. W. Moore, prin
cipal, this week. "It came from
everyone's working together ?
which means we have gained in
many ways besides money."
The new bus will be ordered
in time for use next fall, he said.
"We'll stretch the old one just
a little longer."
A number of gifts were made
by business firms and individuals
of Southern Pines. Two $50 gifts
and one of $40 were the largest.
The others were mostly ones,
fives and tens, adding up to about
Chief source of funds was the
grade contest at the school. Each
grade, with grade mother and
teacher working like beavers
along with the kids, raised money
any way it could, keeping the to
tal a surprise until this week.
Amounts raised by the school
erades ranged from $49.50 to $540,
with about $250 the average. No
amount was too small to be count
ed in the total. One grade noted
as a donor, "Salesman, 25 cents"
?a casual dropper-in who came
to sell something and found him
self donating to the fund.
(Continued on page 5)
Rod And Gun Club
The Moore County Rod and Gtin
club, recently organized and head
quartered at present in Sotuhern
Pines, is seeking new members
with interest in marksmanship,
sportsmanship and firearms in
The membership now stands at
22, representing Southern Pines,
Pinehurst, Aberdeen and Carth
age. Meetings are being held the
first and third Tuesday nights of
parh month in the Belvedere Ho
tel clubroom. Officers are: Ray K.
Barklund, president; Brig. Gen.
Pearson Menoher, vice-president;
Bill Nugent, secretary-treasurer:
trie Granger, executive officer;
Gene McDonald, instructor.
I The club is in process of affili
ation with the National Rifle as
sociation of Washington, D. C..
and plans are under way to build
range facilities, with prospects of
eventually sponsoring matches,
both large bore and small bore,
competing with other clubs.
Arrangements have been made
with Boy Scout leaders to work
with Boy Scouts on winning their
marksmanship merit badges,
which they have hitherto been un
able to earn in this county.
Anyone interested in joining
the club or wanting more infor
mation about it, may contact any
of the officers listed above, or
come to the next meeting Tuesday
evening, May 6.
Several Hurt In
Throe accidents near here Sun
day and Monday just missed being
horrible tragedies for the seven
persons concerned, none of whom
is reported to have been seriously
injured. All, however, were bad
ly shaken up, bruised and in some
cases lacerated. Property damage
in regard to the four vehicles was
described by the investigating pa
trolman as high. Two cars and a
panel truck were badly smashed
up and a fourth car described as
Don Smith and Milton Kaylor,
both of Southern Pines, received
emergency treatment at Moore
County hospital and were later
released after Smith's panel truck,
driven by Smith with Kaylor as
passenger, somersaulted off the
highway and down an embank
ment below Aberdeen. The acci
dent took place at the junction of
NC 15 and 211. Coming from Rae
ford to Aberdeen, the trurk appar
ently cut too short on. the curve,
ihe patrolman said. He indicted;
Smith for careless and reckless
A car driven by Edward Stevens
of Greenwich, Conn., who is vis
iting in Pinehurst, containing Mrs.
James W Tufts and Mrs. W. H.
Wright of Pinehurst as passen
g-rs v.ras in collision with a car
driven by Donald Frye of Addor
in Pinebluff Monday shortly after
noon. Mrs. Wright was thrown
from Stevens' car and badly bruis
ed and shaken up. The two wom
en were gven first aid at Moore
County hospital, while Frye was
taken to St. Joseph of the Pines.
The accident took place at the
Methodist church corner, describ
ed by the patrolman as "a bad in
tersection" with considerable
(Continued on page 5)
Wear a bright new poppy
Saturday, honoring the men i
who have died for our coun- j
try, and helping thoae who
are ill and disabled as the re
sult of war.
The American Legion Aux
iliary will again sponsor this
traditional event, selling the
eay flowers downtown to aid
their welfare fund. The pop
iet are made bv disabled vet
erans, who thereby earn a
(iff!# money erf their own.
Reminders have been plac
ed in many store window* in
the form of posters made by
the schoolchildren In the an
nual Poppy Day ronteet.
Remember... Buy a Poppy 1
Revoked As Many
Forest Fires Rage
All burning permits stand re
voked in Moore county and no
more will he issued until there
is a general rain, said battle-1
weary Fcrest Ranger E. W. Davis
this week following "the worst
short spell for forest fires I've
ever seen in my life."
Tinder-dry woods are causing
hazardous conditions all over cen
tral and southeastern Ncrth Caro
lina. Moore county, with its'
thousands of acres of hardwoods)
and highly inflammable pines, has!
been almost continuously aflamei
in one part or another since last
Fnday through Tuesday "re
pel table" forest fires totaled nine,
with countless spot fires, not re
ported because quickly extin
guish, occurring day and night.j
Several of the "reportable" fires
occurred in swamps, breaking out
again and again over two or three
Largest and most menacing of
the fires raged Saturday after
noon over some 600 acres from
the edge of Taylortown almost to
Pinehurst. It caught shortly after
12 noon from a brush fire started
by a 17-year-old youth near his
home in Taylortown and was not
considered under control until
(Continued on Page 5)
At Country Club
The Southern Pines Country
club is having three days of blind
bogey tournaments this weekend
as its participation in the nation
wide Weathervane Tournaments
for the cerebral palsy fund.
Thursday was the first day, and
Saturday and Sunday will be the
second arid third.
For a minimum entry fee, golf
ers may play any or all of the
three days?paying the fee for
each day. At the end of the three
days all daily scores will be put
together for the drawing.
Trophy will be the silver Han
macher cup, of which 500 have
been donated by Alvin Hand
macher of New York, founder of
the women's cross-country Weath
ervane tournaments, as an inspir
ation for the benefit events. The
trophy is a rephca of the Weath
All local golf clubs are partici
pating, in response to the appeal
by Bob Harlow of Pinehurst, edi
tor of Golf World. Mr. Harlow is
national chairman for the cam
paign by which funds are being
raised to aid victims of cerebral
palsy. All proceeds of the tour
naments, with no deductions, go
to the fund.
Three other clubs of the area
held events during April, for a to
tal of almost $500.
The annual pre-school clinic, for
all children who will enter school
next fall, will be held at the
Southern Pines elementary school
Thursday from 9:30 to 11:30 a. m.
Parents are asked to accom
pany their children to the clinic,
and if there are any who cannot
bring their children at that time
they are asked to notify the school
so that an accurate count may be
made of the upcoming first-grad
At the clinic, which will be
held m the first grade rooms, a
doctor and public health nurse
will check each child's nose, eyes,
throat, heart, lungs, etc. If defects
are found the doctor will inform
i he parent, who may then take
the child to the physician of her
choice for remedial treatment.
The parent will also be inform
ed as to what immunization shots
are necessary for the child before
entering school. These will be
given on the spot if the parent re
quets it., or the child may go to the
? All children who will be six
I years old on or before next Octo
ber 1 should be brought to the
clinic, said Supt. A. C. Dawson.
CAPT. LERQY ANDERSON, now stationed at Fort Bragg, com
poser of "Blue Tango," "Jazz Pizzicato," "Sleigh Ride" and other
favorites, (Photo by Redmond Tyler)
Composer Will Direct His Own Works
At N. C. Symphony Concert Tonight
A noted composer, discovered
in the guise of a captain of Army
Intelligence at nearby Fort Bragg,
will conduct five of his own works
at the concert of the full N. C.
Symphony Orchestra to be held at
Weaver auditorium tonight (Fri
day) at 8:30 o'clock.
Capt. Leroy Anderson will ap
pear on invitation of Dr. Benja
min Swalin, orchestra director,
and Voit Gilmore, president of the
Sandhills Music association, con
ducting "The Syncopated Clock,"
'"A Trumpeter's Lullaby," "Plink,
Plank, Plunk," "The Waltzing
Cat" and "Sleigh Ride." All of
these and others of Anderson's
works have long been favorites on
the symphony's repertoire.
Anderson, who is 44 years old,
presents the unusual picture of a
serious musician and concert com
poser who has unexpectedly,
while in the prime of life, scaled
(Continued on Page 8)
In addition to the five
piece* to be conducted by
Composer Lexoy Anderson,
the N. C. Svmphony Orches
tra will offer three special
nun-bora at its concert tonight
(Friday) under the baton of
Director Benjamin Swalin.
These are the Overture
from Donna Diana, by Rei
nicek: Brahms Symphony No.
IV, Opus 98; and Spanish Cap
riccio, by Rimsky-Korsakov.
Tickets may be obtained at
the Bamum Realty office, or
at the auditorium tonight.
This afternoon the Sym
phony will give its traditional
free schoolchildren"! concert,
for which school buses will
bring youngsters from all
over the county.
Letter From A Soldier
There's been a good deal of talk about young people lately, and
a lot of questions asked When the following letter came to The
Pilot, it seemed to contain the answers. We thought it rated a spe
cial place in the paper.
It is from a mother most of you know?and a boy known to all
the young folks here, now in uniform away from home. Names are
withheld, as the boy wasn't writing for publication:
To the Pilot.
I have tried for seveial weeks |
to find some answer to the letter |
of the person who so belittled
our teen agers. They may seem
frivolous to an outsider who
doesn't really know young people,
but when they are called on you
will find them ready to assume!
responsibility. 'When ] received |
this letter from my son, who is
now a membet of the armed serv
ices, but two years ago was a
teen-ager in Southern Pines, 1
knew I had a reply to "Believer
As usual I sure did enjoy your
nice letter. I'm sorry I don't have
the time to write as often 3s be
fore but I know you understand
Our training is being stepped up
more every day.
I really wish you wouldn't
worry about me so much. I'll be
all right anywhere I'm sent You
and Dad are the finest parents
anyone could ask for. You couldn't
have been better to us than
you were. You've worked hard
and tried to give us every
thing. So you see, it isn't right for
: you to worry so. Please don't mis
understand me, for if I had my
way we'd all live just as we were
for the rest of our lives. But
things just don't go like that. I'm
not conceited nor do I consider
myself anywhere near perfect,
but I wouldn't want for a min
ute to have been brought up any
other way than the way I was.
Thanks a million! So please.
Mother, don't worry. If we, Bud
J 7 V, f A rf A i A t A AAn\V\nt ? 4V<
?*jvi a, w3vC w ?lko CwtasDSv, !t S
-ur time to suffer. It's only right
that we should pay our price to
the boys who died all over the
world in the last war in order to
give us the swell life we have
lived. Just think, if we win this
fight, other kids will be able to
live and enjoy their young lives
as we have. Did you ever stop to
think of the swell lives we have
had since the last war was over?
And have you thought that if
those boys hadn't gone to fight
and some to die, we wouldn't
have had those swell times. I've
' lived as great a life as anyone and
it's only right that I pay for it,
and meanwhile make it possible
for someone else to have a chance
at living a wonderful, free life
as I did. I know you will under
stand how I feel. This business
isn't all wrong, and if we have to
be placed in danger and unpleas
ant conditions, it's only right.
It's true that the people at
home, all over the U. S., need to
be awakened to the fact that there
is a war on. When we read of the
things happening in the cities,
strikes, etc. we can't feel that the
people are behind us. It certainly
lowers the moraie.
It took a lot out of me to leave
Southern Pines, my family and
friends. I like to think that is
what I am fighting for, and may
be some day I can go back to
stay and we can all be together
I Give my love to alt the family,
jl miss you.
(Name withheld on request)
j Campaigning Starts
As Contests Develop
For House, Solicitor
Contests lor two major office;"*'
developed in the closing hours of ?
the fihng period?a two-way race -
;or Moore representative to the
General Assembly, and a fhree- ;
vay one for county solicitor, sub- J
ject to the May 31 Democratic
Filing for the House nomina
tion against the incumbent, H.
Clifton Blue of Aberdeen, was
Courtney A. (Tony) Huntley,
whose mail address is Aberdeen.
Actually, he ltves between Aber
een and Southern Pines.
Filing for nomination as coun
y solicitor were W. Harry Fui
enwider and Robert N. Page III.
W. Lamont Brown had already
filed when it was announced the
incumbent, W. A. Leland Mc
Keithen of Pinehurst, would not
be a candidate for reelection.
This made both oontests 100
per cent Southern Pines and
Aberdeen which is already mak
ing it tough on their friends in
Lhe Sandhills as campaigning
started in earnest this week.
Mr. Brown and My. Fullenwi
ier are Southern Pines attorneys,
while Mr Page's shingle is hung
out in his home town of Aber
deen. The first two have never be
fore offered for elective office.
Mr. Page was a candidate for the
House in 1950.
Mr. Huntley is also a newcom
r to the political scene. Tn offer
ing for tne House agaiusi me vet
eran Representative H. Clifton
Blue, he says he is riding no is
sues and carrying no man's ban
ner, but only wants to represent
the good people of Moore coun
Served As Page
He was born in Aberdeen in
1921, son of Mr. and Mrs. W. T.
Huntley, who now live in South
ern Pines. He became interested
in government, he says, when he
served from 1935 to 1941 as a page
in the State Senate. From 1937
to 1941 he was chief page. During
this time he graduated from the
Aberdeen High school and enter
ed the University of North Caro
lina, to which he returned after
three and a half years Navy serv
ice to win his degree in political
science. With his brother W. T.
Huntley. Jr., of Southern Pines
he is owner-manager of the Star
view Drive-in theatre.
Mr. Blue, who is editor and
publisher of the Sandhill Citizen
at Aberdeen, was first elected to
the House in 1944 and has been
reelected for every term since
that time. He served a large part
of his political' apprenticeship in
the Young Democratic club and,
working up through various
county offices, became state YDC
president in 1949. He is secretary
of the State Democratic Executive
The full records of all contest
ants for these offices will appear
in The Pilot for voter comparison
at a later date, when all have
made their pictures available
The races for House and solici
tor make three contests on the
rather abbreviated slate which
comes up for nomination in May.
J. L. McGraw is opposing T. R.
Phillips, incumbent, for a seat on
the county board of education.
Election to school board member
ship is actually a recommendation
by the voters, as appointment is
made according to this recom
mendation by the State Board of
Other incumbents of the coun
ty board also filed: J. A. Culbert
son, Robbins, chairman; T. L.
Blue, Carthage Rt. 3; G. H Pur
vis, Hightails, and Jere McKeith
Filing for county commissioner
were four incumbents: G. M.
Cameron, Pinehurst; L. R. Rey
nolds, Leaman; J. M Currie, Car
thage. and J. M Pleasants, South
ern Pines, also T. R. Monroe of
Robbins replacing W. J Dunlap,
also of Robbins.
Also filing, and unopposed for
reelection: J Vance Rowe, Aber
deen and Southern Pines, for
judge of recorders court, and
Ralph G. Steed, of Robbins, for
Wide open is the office county
surveyor, for which no one has
offered. R. L. Frye of Carthage,
incumbent, declined to run.
ANY OLD CARDS?
To those who are cloning
their home* or apartment*
and going north. . . "the Red
Croti will be most grateful
if you will bring !ho*e old
deck* of card* to the chapter
Card* are in great demand,
and short supply, at both the
Veteran* hospital at Fayette
ville and the Fort Bragg Sta
tion hospital. Any brought to
the Red Cratt office will be
taken to these hospital*, to
add enjoyment to the pa
tient*' recreation hours.
For Senator And
Moore county Republicans have ;
tiled a seven-man ticket of candi- :
fates for county offices in next i
Filing time for Republican can- |
didates ended Saturday ? same
date as the end of filing for candi
dates in the Democratic primary
to be held May 31. No Republi
can primary is held, however.
Sam C. Riddle, chairman of the
Moore county board of elections,
listed the Republican candidates
For State Senator?A. H. Trot
ter of Robbins.
For State House?W. Clement
Barrett of Carthage.
For Coroner?Dr. W. N. McDuf
fie of Robbins.
For county commissioner ?
Baxter Paschal, Carthage, District
I! (Carthage township); J. B. Ham
mond, Robbins, District 2 (Ben?a
lem and Sheffield townships);
Charlie W. Holder, District 3
(Deep River and Ritters town
ships); and R. J. Marion, Cam
eron, District 4 (Greenwood and
There is no candidate for Dis
trict 5 (Sandhill and Mineral
In the Democratic primary,
there is no candidate for State
Senator from Moore county this
year, in accordance with a rota
tion agreement among the four 1
counties of the 12th district,
Moore, Harnett, Hoke and Ran
dolph. This rotation agreement j
is a party arrangement and does
not apply to Republican candi
dates, Mr. Riddle explained.
Other offices for which the
Moore Republicans did not file
include judge of recorders court,
solicitor of recorders court and
| county surveyor.
Civic Club Will
I Retain Building,
Make Floor Safe
Mciiibcrs of ihc Southern Pines
Civic club in business session
Monday voted by an overwhelm
ing majority for the club to re
tain its organization and building,
turning down the proposition that
the building be deeded to the 1
Town as a community center,
A report was made, however,
on plans already under way with
in the club by which the build
ing's scope of usefulness to the
community may be widened.
These plans provide for the nec
essary financing to repair the
floor and make it safe for danc
ing after which it will be made
available to parents for parties for
their young folks.
In the annual election, Miss
Florence Campbell was returned
to the office of president, Others
elected were Mrs. Virgil P. Clark,
first vice-president; Mrs. R. L.
Chandler, Sr.. second vice-presi
dent; Mrs. D. Wade Stevick, third
vice-president: Mrs. Edward T.
Tague, treasurer; Mrs H. W Al
len, recording secretary, Miss Ida
Merriam, corresponding secretary.
Directors were named as fol
lows; Mrs. Minnie Austin, Mrs.
Gordon Clark, Miss Louise Fitch,
Miss Louise Havnes, Mrs Frank
Hale, Mrs. Neil M. NfcKeithan,
| Miss Norma Shiring.
Appreciation and thanks were
given to Mrs. W. E. Cox for her
i management of the Friday teas,
' and to Miss Norma Shiring and
Miss Grace E. Thwing, retiring
treasurer and secretary respec
tively, for their faithful and effi