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Special Bond Vote |
In Southern Pines j
Set For Nov. 18
Four Propositions
Involving $160,000
Will Face Electors
November 18 has been set as
the date for a special election in
the Town of Southern Pines for
the purpose of submitting to the
voters four propositions involving
proposed bond issues totaling
The propositions, which are to
be voted upon separately, are: the
issuance of $10,000 of bonds for
the enlargement and extension of
the Town's sanitary sewer system
$20,000 for the acquisition of a
fire truck: $34,000 fcr the erec
tion and equipment of fire house
and storage buildings; and $96,00C
for the erection and equipment of
a police station and jail building
The bond ordinances were adopt
ed by the Board of Commission
ers of Southern Pines on Septem
ber 17, and advertising of the spe
cial election will begin next week
The Commissioners have ap
pointed Mrs. Grace Kaylor to act
as registrar, and Lawrence E
Grover and Frank E. Walker as
judges of the election. Voting will
be from 6:30 a. m. to 6:30 p. m.,
at the Southern Pines Fire house.
The registration bcoks will be
kept open for the registration of
new electors from Friday, Octo
ber 24, through Friday, October
31, Sundays and holidays except
ed. Saturday hours will be from
9 a. m, to 9 p. m.; other days, 9
a. m. to 5 p. m.
Kiwanis C!iil> To
Present Gifts,
Honor Newspapers
The Sandhills Kiwanis club, at
its meeting next Wednesday, will
present to the two hospitals of
the county the net proceeds of
$500 realized from the Mid South
Horse Show held in late March,
it is announced. The Rev. Peter
Denges will accept the gift for St
Joseph's hospital, and Norris L
Hodgkins, Sr., president of Moore
County hospital, will receive the
money for the hospital which he
At this meeting the Kiwanians
will observe National Newspaper
Week by entertaining a represen
tative from each of the papers in
the county.
Saturday Will Be
Big Tlav For Boys
1 ?' *
Boys of Moore county are to
have the biggest day in their
young lives tomorrow, Saturday,
thanks to the U. S. Air Force and
the Sandhills Kiwanis club.
They'll see something on National
Kids' Day that few other boys
throughout the country can enjoy.
Featuring a full program will
be a mass paratroop jump and the
dropping of a jeep from a plane
flying over their heads. When the
vehicle lands it will be manned
and loaded and driven right up to
the kids gathered for the exhibi
tion at the Fort Bragg drop zone,
ten miles from Southern Pines.
And when a tactical air con
trol party jumps from the soaring
aircraft led by Capt. Arthur H.
"Bunk" Hunter, it will set up its
radio to call in fighter planes for
a simulated attack on the enemy
a thrilling sight for the young
The Kids' Day program will
open at 1 o'clock tomorrow at the
Southern Pines High School audi
torium with brief remarks by
Sandhills President Voit Gilmore
and General William M. Gross
Movies of Air Force exploits will
follow this after which the boys
will be loaded into busses and
cars to be transported to the drop
zone. Parents wishing to attend
the exhibition there may follow
the motorcade.
After the spectacular jumps and
drops out .there refreshments will
be served the boys and they wit
each be presented with a diploms
attesting to the fact that they hav<
received a course of Air Force in
struction, and each will be giver
a photograph of a fighter plane.
Captain Hunter is the No. 1
parapilot of the Air Force, wit!
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Southern Pines Blue and White Football Players
First row, left to right: Assistant Coach W. A. Leonard, Joe
Smith, George Morrison, Ronald Luketz, David Woodruff, Carl
Bowers, Davis Bailey, Tommy Ruggles, Paul Warren, Coach Irie
Second row: James Prim, manager; Johnny Watkins, James
Humphrey, Bill Marley, Billy Huntley, Jerry Daeke, Jimmy Men
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zel, Donald Burney, Lawrence Dorsen, Harold McNeill, James
Third row: Joe McDonald, David McCallum, Bobby Cline,
Billy Cox, Garland Pierce, Paul Propst, David Page. Donaid Van
Benschoten, Bobby Renegar, Don Cheatham.
(Photo by Emerson Humphrey)
Pearse Motors, Inc.,
Buys Business of
Cherry Company
Formal announcement is made
this week of the purchase by
Pearse Motors, Inc., of the Cherry
Motor Sales business, located at
795 Soth West Broad street in
Southern Pines.
Robert M. Pearse is president of
the corporation; his wife, the for
mer Miss Arline Bliss, is vice
president, and Herbert F. Seawell,
Jr., of Carthage is secretary.
The new company will continue
to sell Oldsmobile automobiles,
and will put forth a strong effort
to make Pearse Motors the "finest
service place in the Sandhills."
The staff will be basically the
same as that employed by Cherry
Motor Sales, Mr. Pearse disclosed.
Robert Arey is remaining as gen
eral manager, and Preston Stancil
is service manager, in complete
charge of the body and service
Mr. Pearse, originally from
Cleveland, Ohio, is no stranger to
the Sandhills or to the automo
bile business. Over a period of
years he*visited Pinehurst occa
sionally for golf, and for a year
and a half in 1939 40 was with the
Lincoln and Mercury people. He
owned and operated The Manor
hotel in Pinehurst in 1946-47, and
after selling that engaged in the
manufacture of sanding equip
ment under the trade name of
Rolino, Inc., in Cleveland, the
name being a combination of his
first name and that of his wife.
Mrs. Pearse is a daughter of
Leonard Bliss of Greensboro and
the late Mrs. Bliss, well known in
the Sandhills for many years.
The Pearses have one child,
Robert M. Pearse. Jr., who is in
the third grade at Pinehurst,
where they reside.
Mutually Helpful
Composing a foursome at
Wednesday's regular Pine
dodgers tournament at the
Pine Needier were Emily For
rest, Craig White, Nan Jack
son and Esta Walper. Nan
and Emily had beautiful
drives on the first hole. Esta
placed her drive on the right,
well into the rough. Craig
White hit her ball in the same
general direction in the rough
and it appeared to have hit
something and bounced back
into the middle of the fairway.
When Craig went to make
her second shot, it was dis
covered that not hers but
[ Esia's ball was in the middle
i of the fairway. Apparently
i hers had Struck Esia's and
knocked it there, remaining
in the rough, itself.
! On the same hole when
! chipping to the green. Esta'.i
[ struck Craig's ball and knock
i ed it several inches closer to
the hole.
Next Wednesday the Pine
i dodgers will meet at Parha
ven to discuss future plans
I and all members are request ?
i ed to be present, at the usual
time. ?
Southern Pines 51; Rowland 6
The Blue and White team con
tinued its winning streak at Row
land Wednesday, playing and >
winning its third game of the sea- |
son. The score was 51 to 6. Total
scores are: Southern Pines 151;
opponents 13.
Southern Pines co-captains,
Huntley and Bailey, lost the toss
and Rowland elected to receive.
Southern Pines' kicking line-up
was as follows: Bowers-Warren,
Morrison at ends, Huntley at
quarterback. Smith at wingback
and Woodruff at tailback.
Play began when Bowers' kick
was returned to the 40-yard line.
Then the Southern Pines passing
defense clicked as Woodruff inter
cepted a long pass and galloped to
the Rowland 29. Woodruff shone
again as he went over on a pass
from Huntley for the first Blue
and White touchdown Ruggles
kicked the extra point to make the
score 8-0.
Bowers' kick was returned to !
the Rowland 20. Then Rowland j
was forced to kick. The ball was |
taken by Matthews who went to
the 40, thanks to beautiful block-1
ing by Woodruff. A fumble was
the result of the next play and j
Rowland recovered. Again Row- |
land was forced to punt but it,
went out on the SP 15-ya.rd line.:
Matthews then picked up 15 yards
as the whistle blew for the end of,
the first quarter.
Second Quarter
Matthews opened up the second
quarter with a beautiful pass di
rect to the waiting arms of David
Page who romped over. Ruggles
kicked again and the score came
up to 14-0 In favor of the Blue and
Bowers' kick was returned to
the Rowland 25-yard line. Once
more Rowland was compelled to
punt but Matthews brought it
back to the Rowland 14-yard line.
Then the team pushed up to the
3-yard line. Woodruff, on a re
verse, went over. Ruggles' kick
was again good and the score
pushed up to 22 0.
Ruggles' kick was returned to
the 15-yard line and for the fourth
time of the game Rowland was
(Continued on Page 14)
jSandhill Music Association Reveals
Artist Agenda For 195*2-53 Season
The regular fall meeting of the
Sandhill Music association was
held Tuesday evening in the
Southern Pines Library.
Dr. William P Holiister, presi
. dent of the association now in its
fourth year, reports an excellent
agenda of artists for the 1952-53
musical season. After careful
consideration of many excellent
possibilities, members of the asso
ciation have chosen perfoi nets
who will surely appeal to 5 ind
hill music lovers.
The Robert Shaw Chorale, so
enthusiastically received during
the 1950-51 season, is scheduled
for a return engagement on Sat
urday, December 13. Lucille Cum
mings, noted young contralto of
stage, radio and television, will
! appear some time in February or
March. In April, the full North
! Carolina Symphony will return
!for its fourth popular engagement
.in the Sandhills. Tentatively
jplanned lor January is the Char
| lotte Opera association's presents -
jtion of The Desert Song. Instru
mental soloist for the fifth pro
[gram has not been definitely slat
ed; however, as "extra added at
tractions," the Sandhill Music as
sociation will again sponsor the
Madrigal Singers for an Easter
program and the Young Musicians
Dr. Hollister announced the pro
gram and drive chairmen for the
(new year will be Voit Gilmore
| and Bert Premo. Mrs. Hoke Pol
(Continued on Page 8)
Patch Reports On Northern Trip
After taking part in North Caro
lina Day of the National Celebri
ties open championship in Wash
ington and conferring with Gen
eral Eisenhower and a campaign j
committee in New York, Charlesj
S. Patch, Jr., and his wife, who;
accompanied him on the trip, are
back in Southern Pines
Southern Pines' friendly gesture
of recognizing North Carolina
greats in golfdom by presenting
them certificates of recognition at
the Washington tournament caus
ed much favorable comment, Mr.
Patch reports, with some golfers
from other states remarking that
nothing like this had ever been
done for them.
Bob Harlow of Pinehurst, pub
lisher of Golf World, made a talk
on North Carolina golf and golf
courses, and presented Mr. Patch,
who awarded the certificates.
Mr Patch, who is a member of
the local board of town commis
sioners, expressed his appreciation
to the Washington Post and the
Professional Golfers association
for giving Southern Pines the op
portunity of recognizing the North
Carolina golfers. Bob Harlow re
ceived the certificate for Dick
Chapman, who was on the course
when the presentation was made,
and Dugan Aycock of Lexington
accepted for Skip Alexander, who
was in Florida.
Others honored were Julius Bo
ros, John Palmer, Clayton Heaf
ner, Tommy Holt and Billy Pat
The Washington Post carried a
five-column picture of Mr. Patch,
Mr. Harlow and the golfing stars.
Tn New York Mr. Patch was one
of around 300 leaders from
throughout the United States who
met to discuss future campaign
plans with General Eisenhower
The General spoke briefly, his
main charge being to get out the
young people who have become ol
voting age since the last election.
The General indicated that it was
out of respect for the youth of the
country that he had entered the
campaign, Mr. Patch reported.
Improvements In
Mail Service Will
Be made October 1
The Southern Pines Post Office
this week announces a number of
improvements in service that will
become effective October 1.
There will be a northbound dis
patch at 6 a m. of mail in the
post-office drop and in the box
in front of the post office. Air
mail special delivery letters on
this dispatch will be delivered the
same day in Washington. New
York, Boston, and other major
eastern cities. There will be over
night service cn straight air mail
letters to all eastern and northern
points, from this dispatch. This
service will be in effect every
morning except Sunday.
Distribution to post-office box
holders of incoming mail from the
6:21 and 7:25 p. m. trains will be
resumed, each evening except
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Three young Moore county
white men were arrested
Monday night and placed in
the Moore county jail, charged
with the capital crime of
Warrants were sworn out
by a white woman about 40
years of age, officers said.
She was quoted as saying the
alleged crime took place near
Southern Pines between 10
and 11 o'clock Monday night.
Because of the circum
stances of the case, investigat
ing officers said it was advis
able to withhold names of the
persons involved until a hear
ing which has been set for
1:30 o'clock next Monday af
ternoon, September 29, in re
corders cou?-! at Carthage.
Boros Celebration
Set For Nov. 20-21
A meeting of the committer
which has charge of plans for the
"Sandhills Julius Boros Day" was
held Wednesday evening at the
Southland hotel. Attending were
Arch1 Coleman, public relation:
man for this event; Mrs Frank
Cosgrove, Miss Jeanne Cosgrove
Mrs. Bernice Harrington, Johr
Clark, Richard S. Tufts, Dr. Davie
Whitehead, Charles "Buster'
Patch, and Mrs. Mary Baxter, sec
The two-day event which wil
honor Julius Boros, Mid Pine:
golf professional who this sum
mer won two of the most covetec
golf titles of tournaments held ir
this country, the U. Si Nations
Open in Texas, and the World':
Open Championship, at Tan
i O'Shanter in Chicago, has defi
i nitely been scheduled for Novem
ber 20 and 21. There will be i
parade on the morning t f the 20th
and following this, the first 18
hole round of the 36-hole Juliu:
Boros Invitational Open will b<
played over the Mid Pines course
This tournament, which it i:
hoped will become an annual at
(Continued on page S)
Mrs. Ives' Homecoming
Is Happy Occasion
Marked By Informality
Pilot Editor Is
Present To Hear
Gov. Stevenson
Mrs. Boyd Gives
Impressions After
New York Speech
While North Carolina women
were enjoying the experience of
hearing the Democratic presiden
ts 1 candidate's sister, Mrs. Ern
'St Ives, es she spoke to them in
Raleigh Tuesday, one, the editor
if The Pilot, was hearing the can
didate himself.
Mrs. James Boyd attended a
convention of the American Fed
eration of Labor in company with
Ernest L. Ives, to hear Governor
Adlai Stevenson deliver one of the
most impressive speeches of the
Meeting with Mr. Ives and his
son, Timothy, now second lieuten
ant of the Air Force and and a
full-fledged jet pilot, the Pilot
editor accompanied the official
party from the Biltmore hotel tc
the convention hall in The Com
"We were ahead of Governoi
Stevenson," Mrs. Boyd reported
"and in time to see him come ir
and hear the great roar of wel
(Continued on page 8)
Newsweek Writer f
Here To- Interview ;
i Nominee's Sister
Mrs. Ernest L. Ives, in Southern
Pines this week for a rest and a
reunion with old friends, fulfilled
only one commitment during her '
stay related to the current presi
dential campaign?an interview
with Miss Vera Clay, political re- '
porter attached to the Washing- ,
ton office of Newsweek, who spent
the day here between morning
and evening trains.
Visiting with the sister of Gov- <
ernor Adlai Stevenson, Democrat
ic nominee, at the home of Mr !
and Mrs. L. T. Avery, and going
with her for a glimpse at "The1
Cabin" at Paint Hill Farm. Miss,:
Clay later said, "I don't think ;
many writers have caught Mrs l]
j Ives' spirit and true personality !
! She is a real person, of many in-1
jterests and lively mind, capable!
| of meeting any situation.
Most newswriters have stero
I tvped Mrs. Ives so far as a "so
|ciety personage" and hostess.;
i None has penetrated to her in-!
iterests in history, folklore, and
j people all kinds of people: nor
'discovered her talents for civic,
and community service as seen .
during her dozen years as a win
ter resident of Southern Pines,
and Moore county.
At the outdoor reception given i
by the Moore County Historical (,
society at the Shaw House for
Mrs. Ives, Miss Clay again ex-l
Dressed surprise. "Why, they treat
her just as if she were a member
of the family," she exclaimed
"There's nothing like an ovation,'
or adulation. Just friendliness, af
fection and mutual pleasure."
At the moment Mrs. Ives was
leaving one group to greet some
one in another, mingling infor
mallv with others along the way
Somehow this seeemed incom
orehensible to the reporter, who
has gone all over the United
States for her magazine on po
litical interviews. Bemused, she
shook her head.
"I don't believe folks down here
ciuite realize what has happened
<n Mrs. Ives* life, and that of her
brother, the Governor of Illinois
"They've been eaught up in a
madhruse, shut off from the peo-,
pie. from ordinary friendships and;
the casual exchange of everyday
life It's an amazing phenomenon
which takes place in our country
every four years?but apparently
it hasn't reached here. I don't see
whv?hut I think it's wonderful!
"With the Eisenhowers. Gover
nor Stevenson and Mrs. Ives are
the nation's most important, most
(Continued on Page 8)
Hundreds Flock
To Shaw House To
Offer Good Wishes
One of. the happiest occasions
ever tc take place in Southern
Pines was the outdoor reception
held Wednesday afternoon at the
Shaw Iluuse by the Moore Coun
ty Historical association honoring
its president, Mrs. Elizabeth S.
Between 300 and 400 members
of the association, and friends
from all over Moore county, va
rious other North Carolina coun
ties and also from neighboring
South Carolina attended to wel
come Mrs. Ives on her flying visit
"back home"?her first since she
was whirled last July into the
national limelight as sister of the
Democratic presidential nominee
and potential White House host
In the joy of the occasion there
was sadness too. Many sensed the
fact that it might be the last time
in many years Mrs. Ives could en
joy such an afternoon, just such a
gay, simple and informal time
among old friends as she loves
best in a setting dear to her heart
She is returning this weekend to
Springfield, 111., to assist her
brother, Governor Adlai Steven
son, during the remaining five
weeks of the presidential cam
Friends found her unchanged
?iendly, affectionate and joyful
t being home again, receiving
aeir good wishes with smiling
ratitude, and moving from group
3 group in order to chat with
veryone. She wore the tartan she
ses especially for association
(Continued on Page 5)
Due Priver Killed,
Another Hurt In
Wreck At Carthage
One man was killed and anoth
er injured as two trucks collided
Wednesday morning on the out
skirts of Carthage.
Oliver A. Schott, 24, of Sanford
lied 30 minutes after being car
?ied to the Moore County hospital,
schott was driving a 1ton truck
belonging to the Bison Fast
Freight company of Sanford and
was headed toward Carthage on
Highway 27.
The driver of the other hack,
iiobert Melvm Clapp, 19, was
leaded toward Sanford. Accord
ing to eye witnesses, Clapp's truck
went off the road onto the shoul
ier on his righthand side, and
lien back on the highway to his
left side and met Schott's truck.
The right front portion of Clapp's
.ruck hit the other vehicle head
Schott was pinned in the wreck
age until a State Highway truck
rame by and pulled the two ve
hicles apart enough to get the man
out. He was carried to the hospital
where he died a few minutes later.
Clapp had abrasions on his face,
hip, knee, and side.
The truck Clapp was driving
was a Hi ton belonging to the
Fastwood Trading company. It
was refrigerated and loaded with
meat products and was a total loss
with the cab smashed in and the
sides splintered. The cab of the
other truck was also smashed, and
the under carriage badly damaged.
The accident took place within
100 yards of the Carthage town
limits on a straight stretch of
road. There was a great deal of
traffic on the road as it is being
used as a detour for US 1 in addi
tion to its usual heavy traffic.
Schott died of a fractured skull
and internal injuries. He had re
cently gone to Sanford to live
with his sister, Mrs. J. R Laub
scher. He formerly lived in Bal
timore, Md.
Highway Patrolman Corporal
M. S. Parvis investigated the acci
dent. He was assisted by Patrol
man R. N. Harris and Cartilage
Chief Bemice Cameron.
A coroner's inquest will be con
ducted after Clapp has been re
leased from the Moore County

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