VOL. 33?NO. 42 FOURTEEN PAGES SOUTHERN PINES. NORTH CAROLINA. FRIDAY. SEPTEMBER 5. I952~ FOURTEEN PAGES ? PRICE?TEN CENTS 27 Convicted As Special Court Sits; Other 17 Bootleg Trials September 23 Rowe Metes Out Stiff Sentences; Suspends Many Twenty-eight of 44 defendants chcrged with violation of the pro hibition laws were tried in a spe cial session of Moore County re corders court Tuesday. Judge J. Vance Rowe gave most of the offenders suspended sen tences and directed payments of fines that ranged from $25 to S'OO One man was found not guilty. Remaining cases will be tried at another special term of record-; ers court on Tuesday, September] 22. Solicitor yr. T,e!and MoKeftheftl announced at the end of the long} session this week. All 44 defendants, facing from one tc four charges of illegal pos session and sale of beer, wine or whiskey, were arrested in a round-up of alleged bootlegger;,' recently, afler five months of in-1 vestigation by ABC officers and' their "undercover agents." Three other persons arrested in the round-up will be tried in Fed eral court. One of the stiffest sentences meted out Tuesday by Judge Rowe was that of William Hughie Sheffield, 70-year-old white man of Steeds, who was sentenced to eight months on the roads, to be assigned to work suitable to his age and physical condition, with sentence suspended if he pays a fine of $300 and the costs and does not violate the law for two years Unable to pay the fine, Shef field remained in jail Tuesday but an effort was begun to pay the fine and costs which amount ed to $404.80. The defendant walk ed shakily with a cane and was obviously in poor physical condi tion (Continued en Page 5) Schools Open With Good Attendance School enrollment on opening day Wednesday in the two South ern Pines schools was only nine below last year's record figure of 820, superintendent A. C. Daw son e nnounced yesterday. The white school had a first-day enrollment of 517, as compared with 530 in 1951. Four hundred and six of these were in the ele mentary school, and 111 in the high school Last year's break down was 407 and 123. West Southern Pine.- showed 294 pupils. 229 of those in the ele mcntary school and 65 in the high school Tt. is expected th; ! this fig ure will so up considerable wfi*r. needs on the farms permit. The schools operated on a half day schedule Wednesday and yes terday. and will go cn a full time basis today when the cafe teria will be open for the first time. The incomplete figures on the county schools, es reported by II Lee Thomas, superintendent of schools, are as follows: Cameron, 87 high school and 364 grammar school, total 451: Vass-Lakeview, 120 high school and 480 grammar school, total 600; Rabbin.'. 187 high school and 722 grammar school, total 909; High falls, 34 high school and 222 grammar school, total 286; Aber deen, 154 high school, 500 gram mar school, 654 total; Westmoore, 94 high school, 330 grammar school, total 424; Carthage, 191 high school, 487 grammar school, total 678; and Farm Life, 169 in the grammar school. The Negrc Berkeley school had 68 in the high srhool, 307 in the grammar school, for a total of 375. RE-ROUTED Those extra whittles screaming through the middle of town this week belonged to Norfolk and Southern trains re-routed from their normal Siar-to-Raleigh run by high water. Hurricane - inspired ifleeds between Star and Colon, a small town north of Sanford, caused the N ft S officials to arrange for use of Seaboard tracks from Aberdean to Colon. Trains from Star are now running through Pine hunt tc Aberdeen, srtd error SAL trades to Colon, where they pick up the regular route to Raleigh again. OPEN HOUSE To give parents of school 1 children an opportunity to meet the new teachers, the Student Council of Southern Pines High school will hold Open House at the Southern Pines Country club from S to 10 o'clock tonight (Friday). The affair will be strictly in formal. and all parents are urged to "come on out and get acquainted." The high school pupils will remain for dancing from 10 > to 12. One Killed, Four Hurt, When Auto Hits Parked Truck One person was killed and lou?| injured when their automobile hit1 a parked truck on U. S. Highway! 15 near Carthage at 4:30 last Sat- j urday morning. Raymond L. Mathis, 58, of Route; 1, Hopewell, Va., died instantly; in the crash. in critical condition at Moore, County hospital is his wife, Mrs. j Odell Mathis, 55, who received a! I fractured pelvis, crushed chest, land several fractured ribs. She also suffered a mild stroke. Miss Helen Mathis, 15, has a fractured left thighbone and lower left leg, but is not in criti cal condition. | Mrs. Ida Hughes, 55, also of | Hopewell, suffered injuries to her right knee and a mild concussion. Her condition is reported as "good." Robert Mathis, 2G, ceived only lacerations -of the., gfrmtricr. and, has beer rriea^edhy the hospital Lamont Mathis, 4, was not injured in the wreck. Lt.-Gov. Taylor Tells Democrats Of Party's Aims Lt -Gov. H. Patrick Taylor told the Young Democrats of the Eighth District Saturday night at Lakeview that "the one thought, one hope, one prayer of the Dem ocratic Party is that we can find and lead the way, eventually, to a just and lasting peace in the world." The lieutenant-governor was given a standing ovation by the more than lot) pri-e - 1 .. ,he railv at the end of his lteyncle address "Under the present policies of the Democratic Party and with the overwhelming support of the people, our country has chosen the only road to eventual peace," he stated. Presiding over the district rally was Nelson Gibson, chairman of ? th" district's cc-twcs 'era repre sented at the rally, under the di rection of W. Lamont Brown, Southern Pines attorney and sol icitor-elect. Others taking part in the pro gram included W. W. Staton of Sanford, state YDC president; John Lang, secretary to Con gressman C. B. Deane; and Rep. H. Clifton Blue of Aberdeen. The meeting "commended" Miss j Edith Marsh, YDC national com imitteewoman, for her outstanding I work during the past two years, >iand heard a report from Henry H. i Wilson of Monroe, Eighth District organizer. J. Douglas David, re cently-elected president of the Moore County YDC, announced a rally scheduled for Aberdeen on October 11, with gubernatorial nominee William B. Umstead as the principal speaker. Among others who spoke brief ly were Mrs. Ruth W. Swisher of Southern Pines, an alternate to the Democratic convention in Chicago; Bedford W. Black of Kannapolis. candidate for state YDC president: former Senator Oscar Richardson; C. H. Causey, Richmond County party chair man; Paler Nicholson, Richmond County commissioner; Rep. R. C Riser of Laurinburg; Senator J Benton Thomas of Raeford; Sol icitor V" O Boyette of Carthage Senator J. H. Poole of West End and Jeff B. Wilson of Biscoe and Raleigh. Audrey Wins Again Miss Audrey West Brown of Southern Pines garnered further tennis aeeiaim Monday when she successfully defended her State women's singles and women's doubles titles. She is pictured above with Frank Spears of Greenville, S. C., as the two received their awards for singles triumphs in the recent Sandhills Invita tional Tennis tournament. Audrey West Brown Adds To Net Laurels With Greensboro Triumph AiidrwKtet Brown added to her tennis laurels Monday with her third straight Stat? women's championship in the tournament at Greensboro, where she scored a triple victory last year. Miss Brown also teamed with Mary Ruth Davis of Robhins and Greensboro to once again take the; doubles title. Her bid for another clem sweep was halted by the! weather when the mixed doubles; slate was washed out. She was; !entered with her brother, Harry! I,ee Brown, Jr, Miss Brown staged a great re covery to cop the singles title, turning back the very serious challenge of Greensboro's Ann Carlson, the State junior cham pion, 7-5, 6-0. Miss Carlson threat ened to dethrone the defending champion with a great start. Two weeks ago, Miss Brown was the only local winner in the fourth Sandhills Invitational tournament, when she defeated Mary Johnson of Wilmington, 6-2, 6-1. ' IKE RALLY An Eisenhower Nixon meet ing will be held at the Soulh | ern Pines Country club (Elks I club) next Tuesday evening i ' at 3 o'clock, Charles S. (Bus | ter) Peich, Jr., announced : this week. The meeting is'Loins called j for the purpose of electing an executive committee to meet j i state Eisenhower-Nixon or | in the near future with the j ganization. Jviwaiviaris Hear i ! Talk Oil Education "The Bigness of Education in Our State" was impressed upon members of the Sandhills Kiwanis club at their meeting on Wednes day in the Lakeview hotel. The speaker was J. E. Miller, assistant superintendent of the North Car olina Department of Public In struction. A half century ago, he told the Kiwanians, there were some 40, 000 children in the public schools of the state. Today there are over 900,000. There were 30 high schools then, 958 now, and in them in 1902 were 2,000 seniors as against last year's 30,973. North Carolina had 1,190 one room log schools when Governor Aycock launched the state on its campaign for universal education. Toda ythere are none. The aver age value of a school plant in ' those days was $158.65; today it is $64,000. There are more than 30, i 000 teachers today, as compared ! with 3,320 in 1902, and their aver : age salary of $2,832 now compares ? with the $83.05 they received an , nually then. The average term at ? that time was 70.8 days per year; 1 it is now 180 days. Fifty years ago not a single . child was transported to school. Today the State has 7.000 school ; buses in operation, hauling almost ; half of the total number of pupils, ! and traveling the equivalent each (Continued on page 6) Treal In Store For Boys On Kids* Day There's a great treat in store for the younger boys of Moore county. National Kids' Day is to be observed hero on Satui day. | September 27, with the United [States Air Force their hosts. There'll be exciting movies, thrill ing talks about the adventure of fighter pilots, models of planes for [them to see, and each boy present will be presented with a glossy | photograph of a jet fighter. I National Kids' Day is sponsored 'thronehoor .ne country by Ki wanis International and the Na tional Kids' Day Foundation, of North Hollywood, Calif. And at , its meeting on Wednesday at the ILakeview hotel, the Sandhills Ki i wanis club voted to accept the | Air Force invitation for an "Open ! House" at the Air Ground Oper j ations school ifl Southern Pines ;and give the boys of this area. Ithose ranging from nine years old I to high school seniors, an oppor tunity to enjoy a rare treat. Dr. Bruce Warlick, of Southern Pines, was named chairman of the committee on arrangements for the occasion, and serving with him will be J. Hawley Poole West End: J. B Edwards, Aber deen; B. U. Richardson, Pinehurst, Roy Phillips, Carthage, and Harry Pethick, Paul Butler and Dr. j W. Willcox, Southern Pines. Superintendents and principals of all schools in the county will be contacted and given the infor mation about the Kids' Day pro gram. and asked to ascertain how many boys will be coming to the "big show" from their schools This is in order that Brig. Gen. William M. Gross, commanding officer of the Air Ground Opera tions school at the Highland Pines Inn, and Capt. Harold Logan, pub lic relations officer, can have the necessary number of favors in the form of photographs cf modem jet fighters ready for them. Also, the Kiwanis club plans to serve refreshments to the boys. Sandhills Tobacco Marts Open Ahead Of Rest Of Belt Five Local Markets Gel 4-Day Jump The chant of lohaeeA auc tioneer was in full cry in five markets of the Sandhills Ware house association yesterday. Ab erdeen, Carthage, Ellerbe, Fu quay-Varina and Sanford all op ened yesterday, four days ahead of the rest of the middle belt mar- i kets. The other middle belt marts, to open Monday, are Durham, Hen derson, Loursburg, Oxford and Warren ton. The Sandhills markets last year accounted for 60,642.351 pounds of the belt's 186,419,891 pounds and of the state's 1,059,852,257 pounds. Last year's average price was $53.38 per hundred pounds. Aberdeen, which sold 6,058,234 pounds last year with two ware houses, opened yesterday with three, all built within the last few years, and each operating inde pendently. The Planters Warehouse is own ed by Gene Maynard and operat ed by Mr. Maynard and Btli Maur er. The Planters Warehause is lo cated near the intersection of the iRaeford and Laurinburg high ways on the paeford road. The New Aberdeen Warehouse this year is operated by John Mur ray, Bernard Morrjs and Clyde Morris. The New Aberdeen Ware house stands where the old brick warehouse was located between U.S. Highway 1 and the Seaboard railroad. A.berdeen's newest, and third warehouse is the Bass Warehouse, [being operated by Taft M. Bass of iClinton, and is located just south [of Aberdeen on Highway 1 to- I (Continued on page 5*1 V an Benschoten | Buys Chandler Holt Business Announcement is made this! week of the purchase from Carl E j Holt of the Chandler-Holt Ice and Fuel plant by Chester VanBen-j schoten, who recently moved to ? Southern Pines from Stanford ville, N. Y. Nathan H. Adams,| j brother-in-law of the new owner and for eight years in the employ 'of The Pilot, Inc., will be affilia ted with the new owner at the ! plant. i No changes in the policy of this long-estabhshed business are con templated. it is said, and every j effort will be made to continue the same efficient service to the I Sandhills. i The business was first estab lished by Tom Kelley, and in , 1919 the lale I. F. Chandler be Icame the owner. In 1943 Mr. Holt bought a half interest, and three |vears late** became sole owner He gives ill health as his reason ^for selling. Get Your Season Ticket, say Lions Thursday, Friday and Saturday of this week are "Season Ticket Days" for members of the South jern Pines Lions club, who are put Iting on a special selling campaign for the benefit of the athletic program of the local high school, which is said to be beginning the season a full $400 in the red. Tickets are for the six home football games, and the price is 50 cents below the amount single tickets for the six would cost. H. M. Patterson is heading up the special ticket committee, with Walter Harper and Marvin Beas ley as associate members, but that is only the beginning of the story: every Lion is supplied with tick ets and the will to sell them. They remind that school tax money can't be used for athletics. Proceeds of the sale will be used for getting the athletic pro gram on its feet financially and : for the purchase of needed equip ment So, if you haven't bought your season ticket, the Lions urge that i you see one of them members to , day, then go out and boost the : Blue and White to a victorious 'season. When Herbert F. Seawell, Jr.! sent -long hi. c ticial .-uipgignj pic ture, he noted that ''most news papers in North Carolina don't publish a picture of a Republican unless he has been shot at, as- j sauited. or in some way humili ated to the great advantage of , pointing out the purity and glory , cf the word Democrat. Please put . this in the official file of your , photos. Nobody can tell what might happen these days." "Chub" hasn't been shot at, as- : saulted or etc., but he has swung his campaign as Republi can candidate for Governor into ; high gear with his recent speech es. Sea wel 1 Decries "Ring Politicians" Herbeit F. Seawell, Jr., of Car thage, OOP nominee for Gover nor of North Carolina, will speak in Roanoke Rapids tonight. The address will be Mr. Seawell's 47th of the campaign, which began soon after his nomination in Char lotte last March and has carried him into 56 of the state's 100 counties. Last Saturday, the gubernato rial candidate told the Piedmont Republican Club at a rally at High Point that the North Carolina GOP must unite to "rid the gov ernment of hide-bound ring poli ticians," or else North Carolina "will always - be a second-rate -.ta'V Mr. Seawell charged that the Democrats are "carrying politics. | into education, health, and high-! i way programs." He said that the Democrats have spent over a bii-; ! lion dollars on education and that) ; North Carolina still ranks 43rd. | in the nation. As for the national scene. Sea-! well depicted Gov. Adlai Steven-! 'son, Democratic presidential nom-j inee, as "just a new handle for la wornout broom. There must be! [a new broom." Jim Besley Cops | County Golf Title | Jim Besley, of Southern Pines, j i a former city golf champion of | Rome, N. Y., defeated Barney j Avery, also of Southern Pines, 2 | up, for the Moore Ccunty Golf j championship in the final round ! over the No. 1 course at the Pine | hurst Country club this week. The match, which saw many pars, some birdies and one eagle started with Avery taking the first two holes, the second with an eagle two. Besley evened the match with pars on the third and fourth. They halyed the fifth in pars. Besley went ahead for the first time on the short sixth, holing a 30-foot putt for his par. They both parred the seventh, and then Avery evened the ntbteh with a 3 on the short eighth. The ninth was halved, and they made the turn all even, Avery out in one over-par 36, Besley in 38. Avery won the tenth for a short-lived lead when Besley missed a short putt. But the lat ter came back on the eleventh with a birdie two, dropping a long putt. Besley won the twelth but Avery fired a birdie and they were all even again at the end of thirteen. They halved the next two holes. (Continued on page 5) County Hoard Approves Moore's Largest Budget Tax Kate $1.35 Per $100 Value Meeting ac Carthage Tuesday, nsteaci of Monday because of the ,abor Day holiday, Moore county commissioners set their formal ap proval on the biggest budget in he county's history, calling for expenditures of $1,111,863 during ,he fiscal year from July 1, 1952, hrough June 30, 1953. The budget, which sets a tax ate of $1.35 per $100 of property /aluation, had been tentatively tpproved several weeks age and lad remained open to public in ipection, but was not formally idopted until this week. The tax rate is based on a prop erty valuation of $37,000,000 for :he entire county. Allowing for commissions, uncollectable taxes ind discounts, this rate is expect ed to brine the oour.ty $440,795 from the tax levy, The remaining amount of estimated income, $671,069, will be raised from ABC store profits gnd other sources. Road Bequests Road petitions, which have been numbering a half dozen or more each month, eased off and only two were presented to the com missioners Tuesday, One petition asked for stabiliz ing and surface treating of 450 feet on Forrest Drive, running north from the Aberdeen city lim its. The road serves five homes and, the petition said, the Town of Aberdeen is surfacing the street up to the city limits. The Resort Investment Co. of Carthage, operated by N. W. Phil lips and T. Roy Phillips, asked State maintenance on Valley road, running between Morganton road and Hill road for .7 miles in the company's real estate develop ment on auMut of the former Southern Pines Country club property just out of Southern Pines. The petition says the com pany built the road and that five homes are completed on it and more planned. The two petitions were approv ed and passed on to the State. State Foresters Acclaim Welcome Extended Here Southern Pines, through the Chamber of Commerce, put out its best welcome met tor over 50 members of the Forestry Division of the state department of conser vation and development, here for a four-day convention last week at the Southland hotel. A 12 nuinh :r floor show Wed nesday night in the decorated main room of the Southland was arranged by the Chamber of Com merce, with tiie cooperation of many talented local performers. Miss Dorothy Ann Swisher, for mer beauty queepjof the Veterans of Foreign Wars and a Miss North Carolina finalist, presented the Hawaiian dance number which she performed in the state beauty pageant. Miss Martha Aden and Pat Starnes did several dance numbers as well. Bobby Speller and Doris Hamor of Pinehurst. performed a charac ter dance, and Jimmy Larsen gave an electric organ recital. Bob "Buster" Doyle performed on his electric guitar, while Harold Mc Allister, president of the Cham ber of Commerce, emceed the show, lauded by the Rangers as the finest reception they have had in their conventions throughout the state over the past years. K. M. Sears, an official of the U. S Forest Service from Atlanta, Ga., told the group of North Caro lina's fine record with forest fires, pointing out that while the South as a whole had an average of 450 fires per million acres, this state has had only 193. A field trip to Hoffman Wed nesday afternoon was included on the program, but cost the group the services of one speaker. Ar nold Bosswell, a state forestry of ficial, was bitten by a rattlesnake and had to be taken to Moore County hospital for treatment. Other local and state officials who spoke during the convention included: George Ross of Raleigh, Mayor Chan Page, Postmaster Garland A. Pierce state repre sentative H. Clifton Qhie of Aber deen, county commissioner Gor don Cameron of Pinehurst, and state senator J. Hawley Poole of West End.