VOTE NOV. 4 ^ ? WT VOTE NOV. 4
/OL. 33 NO. 49 TWENTY PAGES SOUTHERN PINES. NORTH CAROLINA! FRIDAY7 OCTOBER 24. 1952 ~ TWENTY PAGES PRICE?TEN CENTS
SCHOOL IS A CIRCUS-or it was, the other
day, to these youngsters of Miss Maedelle Ken
nedy's second grade, who chose a circus theme
for their participation in the school's Book Fair.
The room was decorated in circus style, the chil
dren put on a real show and books about the Big
Top had a big place in the general scheme of
Ciowns and circus stars shown above are, from
left, Dianne Fields, Ann Giauque, James Cam
eron, Andrea Lee House, Sally Atkinson, Nancy
Wiggs, Sandra Woodell and Mike Tullett.
Teachers, pupils and the librarian, Miss Aline
Todd, cooperate in staging the Book Fair, bring
ing to life the stories and book-people beloved of
boys and girls. (Photo by H. H, Turner)
For story, and more pictures, turn to Page 18.
Two County Political Rallies Slated Here Next Week ?
IKEiles Meet Thursday Night, Democrats Saturday
mad Jture. Others
Will Plug Straight
Moore County Democrats, con-'
vinced they have the finest
"down-the-line" ticket in years,
will hold a pre-election rally Sat
urday, November 1, at 8 p. m. at
Weaver auditorium in Southern
The rally is being sponsored by
members of the local precinct
committee. Young Democrats and
others in furtherance of the Ste
venson-Spa rkman ticket in the
nation. Umstead and Hodges in
the State, Deano for Congress and
all ccunty candidates.
Thad Eure, Secretary of State
since 1936, one of North Caro
lina's outstanding party leaders,
has been secured as principal
speaker, according to the an
nouncement from Joe Garzik and
Lloyd T Clark lrcal co-chairmen,
Gtiiei party leaders of the
county and state are expected to
be present, end entertainment de
tails are being prepared. for an
nouncement next week.
The rally may have a feature!
unique among party events in thej
State, perhaps in the nation. A
transcribed message from Adlai
Stevenson, Democratic presiden
tial nominee, prepared especially
? Two registrations for voting i
will be under way here this
weekend, and local voters
are asked not to confuse the i
Saturday is the last day for
registration of new voters of i
the Southern Pines precinct
fCT the general election of
November 4. No registration
I will be made after 6:30 p. m.,
; according to word from Mrs.
Grace Kaylor, registrar.
: Today, Friday, is the first
| day for registration of new
voters living in the Southern
Pines city limits, for the mun
| icipal bond election of No
vember 18. This will contin
ue every day through Friday.
Ofctober 31, from 3 a, m. to 5 j
p. m. daily until 9 p. m. Sat
for Moore county, may be a part:
of the program. It will be'
brought bv Mrs. ,1-mes Hnvrt. i
member cf the Southern Pines |
precinct committee ; nd a friend!
of Governor Stevenson, who is
traveling this week on the cam-!
paign train. I
The rally will be countywide
in scone W. A. Leland McKeith
en, chairman of the Moore!
County Democratic Executive,
committee, is cooperating in mak-j
ing the plans.
Politics A-Bilin', Registration Up;
Boom Here Is Foreseen If Adlai Wins
Registration on the general |
election bocks has been increas
ed by about 150 names in the reg-!
istration period which ends Sat-|
urday, it was learned from Mrs. j
Grace Kaylor, registrar of the
Southern Pines precinct. Most of I
these registered as Democrats. ;
Whether these plan to vote the j
Democratic ticket or are part of!
the "Democrats for Eisenhower"
movement is. of course noti
known. The only thing certain!
now, politics is boiling now as j
The Eisenhower-Nixon club.!
composed of members cf both
parties and independents, has!
been active since its formation in;
the spring. Whether the club and
its chairman, C. S Patch, Jr.. are
responsible or not a definite "Ike"
movement is evident hi re.
Most vociferous portion of the
movement consists of grade
schocl youngsters, in a youthful
fervor which, from all accounts,
has swept the land. Their shrill
cries of "I like Ike" aie apparent
ly being heard all over.
There are plenty of dyed-in
the-wool Democrats, however,
who are plugging away for the
full party ticket and some experi
enced observers are predicting a
decisive victory for Stevenson and
Fparkman. Others have their
doubts and there are even some
instances of Ike supporters bel
ting that Stevenson will win, with
Stevenson supporters placing
money the other way One man,
working hard for Ike, has his
money on Stevenson, and it is
quite likely that many have two
way bets?it's that close.
One observer noted astutely?j
"It's going to be very close, or
else?there'll be a landslide onej
way or the other."
Both factions are planning:
countywide rallies for next week J
to be held in Southern Pines. (See:
stories elsewhere on this page.)
With the undecided element still!
large, there will be seme voters,
attending both rallies.
Entirely aside from the politi-1
cal asoecis. one man spoke up.
(Continued on page 5)
Buffet Supper At
All Moore County citizens are
invited to attend a county wide
political rally next Thursday eve
ning, it was announced this week
by Chcrles S, Patch, Jr.. chairman
I of the Moore County Eisenhcwer
Nixon club, which is sponsoring
the get-together, Mr. Patch said
"We want to emphasize that this
is not an 'Old Time' rally. We
want to have a meeting to discuss
America's future, not her past."
The rally will be held at the
Southern Pines High School audi
torium at 8 p. m Thursday, Octo
ber 30. The program will feature
Han mend organ music, and
dances by the popular Martha
Aden chorus. The principal speak
er, Dr. Malcolm McDermott, pro
fessor of law at the Duke Univer
sity law school, will be introduced
by Mavor C. N. Page as an out
?andinc Southern Bemcorst for
Another feature r?r Moore coun
ty's big Ike night will be a buf
fet supoer served in the Southern
Pines High School cafeteria, be
low the auditorium, piior to the
rally. The supper will be served
starting at 6:30 d. m. with the
following committee in charge
C- Sooner, Cartha ;e: H.
W. Doub, Aberdeen: E. H. Mills,
Pinebluff: Mr. and Mrs. W. A
Wright, Pinehurst; Mrs. H. W
Chrtfield, C. S. Patch Jr . South
ern Pines, and A. H Trotter, Rob
bins Services of W B. "Chick"
Hclliday have been engaged to
procure one of his famous suppers,
with a charge made only to defray
expenses. Those desiring reser
(Contmued on Page SI
Visitor* and residents alike
arc reminded by Chief C. E.
Newton this week to observe
the downtown parking signs,
or risk receiving a ticket.
Police are resuming strict
enforcement of local traffic
rules this week, following the
summer let-down. Seasonal
traffic has increased to the
1 point where this is necessary
for the common good, said
Two-hour parking is in effect
in most place* downtown,
shortened 1o IS minutes at the
po*t offjre. end en parts cf
East and West New Hamp
shire avenue just off Broad.
The ticket for overparking
calls for payment of $1 at the
police station. If tha ticket is
ignored, or offenses repeated,
a larger fine and full court
costs may be imposed.
Few At Meeting
| Tax Rate Noi
! To Be Affected,
Says Mayor Page
If the number of people who
turned out for the public meeting
about the bond issue Wednesday
night is any sign, mighty few lo
| oa 1 people are concerned.
I Only 20 shewed up in response?
I to Mayor Page's invitation to come'
j and ask questions about the civic!
improvement projects which, if,
?he vote is affirmative, will cost
'he town in the neighborhood of
That is the amount?an rutside
'igure Mayor P; ge explained?
for which it is proposed that citv
bonds be issued, for purchase of
a new fire truck and expansion
and remodeling of the fire station;
'?onstruetion of a building to house
the pclice headquarters, jail, a
courtroom and the ABC store; and
extension of the sanitary svstom
Those who did come appeared
most concerned over the effect on
the town tax rate, which, the
Mayor said, was not likely to rise
i but rather, in a few years, should
At the opening of the meeting
he took a minute to comment, with
some disappointment, on the
smallness of the gathering. Our
American liberties are precious,
he declared, and a lack of interest
in public affairs is no way to
Several married couples were in
the audience, which was made up
largely of retired home-owners,
I though a number of businessmen
: were present also. Four citizens
i of West Southern Pines were lis
i In answer to a direct question
'as to whether the bond issue
! would raise the tax rates, the
, Mayor said he anticipated no rise,
and gave the following reasons:
I No payment will be due on the
, bonds for two years, during which \
itime $70,000 of old indebtedness
fCnntinued on page 5)
j The visit of the Red Cross
Bloodmobile to Southern Pines
Wednesday takes on a special sie-i
jnifieanee at this time. With the,
j stepping up of the fighting in Ko
rea, it has ben announced that all
the blood taken here on that day]
will be flown directly to Califor
nia fcr immediate transfer to Ko
Mrs. In T. Wyche of Pm^hurst
lis general chairman of the 50-odd
Red Cross volunteers who will as
-irt the Bloodmobile staff. Scene
of the visit will be the Southern
Pines school gymnasium, wher
olood donatiens will be taken
.from 11 a. m. to 4:30 p. m.
j Many donors will be '"repeat
??r?." as this is the Bioodmobile's
[f'fth visit to Moore county and
ithere arc a number of frithful
ones who show up regularly to do
their part in answering this vital
appeal However, there are not
nearly enough of these to make
ry ri-t.'c onota of 30(1 pints,
and the call is being sent out all
over the county to bring in new
donors. Everyone who can pos
sibly give blood at this time is
urged to do so.
To insure distribution through
the day, and minimize waiting
i donors are asked to register in ad
vance, via cards available from
recruiters throughout the countv,
or from the Red Cross office If
you have not been able to sign no
in advance, however, come any
wav?you will be welcomed.
Donors should be persons in
good health, between the ages of
18 and 60. Those under 21 must
have evidence of permission from
The highly specialized staff in
cludes several nurses and a doc
tor, who make sure that no blood
is taken from one who cannot
spare it, or which is unsuitable.
No undressing is required, and the
? h-!- ? imele process takes only 8
shoi I time.
After donation of blood, Red
Cross volunteers serve free re
freshments ? coffee cr a soft
drink, with cookies and sandwich
Many donors state, witn some sur
prise, that they "leave feeling bet
ter than when they came."
They certainly feel better in
Pilot Editor On Stevenson Train
Impressed By Crowds Reception
The Pilot has the honor and distinction this week of being
perhaps the only weekly paper in the nation to have its own
special correspondent aboard a presidential campaign train.
From this focal point of the nation's attention, a special com
munication arrived for The Pilot Wednesday night from Mrs.
James Boyd, its publisher and editor, who is a member of Gover
nor Adlai Stevenson's party on his tour through Illinois, Ohio,
New England and New York.
Stories by Mrs. Boyd from the Stevenson train as the cam
paign heads into its final, and climactic stage are appearing in
the Raleigh News and Observer and the Greensboro Dailv News.
Her story for The Pilot, however, printed in an adjoining column,
is exclusive to her own paper.
Mrs. Boyd joined the party on invitation of Mrs. Ernest Ives,
her longtime friend and a Southern Pines winter resident, the
sister of the Democratic presidential nominee.
Entirely aside from ties of friendship, Mrs. Boyd's participation
in the campaign is singularly appropriate. Her father, Daniel
Lamont, and the first Adlai Ewing Stevenson, grandfather of the
Illinois Governor, were in President Grover Cleveland's cabinet
together, Lamont as Secretary of War while Stevenson was Vice
President. Mr. and Mrs. Lamont lived at the White House for a
time and Mrs. Lamont served as President Cleveland's hostess
until his marriage to Miss Frances Folsom.
Lamont was a leader in the Democratic party in New York i
State, serving for some years as chairman of the state's Demo- I
cratic Executive committee. Following her marriage to the late |
distinguished novelist James Boyd, which brought her to North
Carolina and the Sandhills to live, Mrs. Boyd has maintained the
family party tradition with a will. She is currently serving as a j
member of the local precinct committee, and has taken part in
numerous other party activities.
West End Youth
As Car Hits Tree
Henry Fay Caddell, 19, son of
Mr, and Mrs. LaVerne Caddell of
WeSt End Rt. 1, is dead, and an
other Moore County youth, Eu
gene Wilson of Candor RED, also
19, is a patient in Moore County
hcspital with serious injuries as
the result of an automobile acci
dent which took place about 7:15
p. m. Friday on NC 211, midwav
between Pinehurst and West End
Another fatality early Monday
with a Negro man, Leroy Thomas,
as victim brought Moore county's
toll of highway deaths for the
year to the grim total of 14. (See
story elsewhere on this page.) In
vestigating patrolmen attribute
both deaths to high speed.
The two white youths, both
members of the Moore County
battery, N. C. National Guard,
were said to have been hurrying
to attend the weekly drill session
at Southern Pines. Patrolman E.
G. Shomaker said their car at
tempted to dodge an approaching
ccr driven by a West End Negro
named Mayhue, got off the road
on a curve and never straightened
out It shot down a slight em
bankment 220 feet into the wcods,
?crashing through a wire fence
and cr'shing against a tree Both
boys were thrown out.
They were rushed to Moore
County hospital in an ambulance!
summoned from Southern Pines|
by County Coroner Ralph G
Steed of Robbins, who happened.
(Continued on page 5)
North & South
Seniors Tourney |
I All Next Week
The new North and South Invi
tation Seniors Golf Championship,1
! to be played over the courses of
J the Pinehurst Country club Mon-1
day through Saturday of next
.week, has drawn an entry list'
which already assures that the
inew tournament will match in
popularity the other North and I
j South events which have for half |
a century made this North Caro- I
lina resort the winter capital of
I Headed by Tom Robbins, of
iNew York, United States Seniors
! champion, around ?25 entries had
'been received ten days before the
j tournament is due to start, accord- [
i ing to Eric Nelson, manager of I
the Pinehurst club.
Robbins will get keen competi- i
Ition from such stars as Paul H
Hyde, Buffalo, N. Y? who was j
runner-up in the United States!
Seniors event; former winner J.!
IM. Wells, Newell. W. Va ; Col. M. j
|S. Lindgruve, Morristown, N. J.,
another former winner, and such!
noted entrants from the ranks of j
the nation's Senior players as Al-!
fred Ulmer. Jacksonville, Fla,
Harrison Smith, Oklahoma City;
the famed former national ama \
leur and open champion, Charles
Chick" Evans, Chicago, 111.;
Frank L. English, St. Louis, Mo.;
C W. Braughton, Indianapolis,
Ind , 1949 Western Seniors title
holder; Parreri C. "Pete" Jarboe,
Cochituate, Mass.. perennial win
ner of the New England Seniors
(Continued on Page 5)
(1 o in i 11 <; E v cuts
Salurday. October 25?Final registration for November election.
Saturday. Sunday. October 25-28?N. C. Skeel Championships,
Pinehurst Gun club.
Wednesday, October 29?Red Cross Bloodmobile visit. Southern
Pines gym, 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday. October 30?Eisenhower-Nixon Rally. Weaver audito
rium. 8 p.m.; buffet supper at cafeteria. 6:30 p.m.
Friday, October 31?Halloween Carnival. West Broad street, all
Monday through Saturday, October 27-November 1?North tt
South Seniors Goll tournament, Pinehurst Country club.
Saturday. November 1?Democratic Rally, auditorium. 8 p. m.
North & South Seniors tournament. Pinehurst Country club.
Tuesday, November 4?Election Day. Voting 6:30 - 6:30.
Friday. November 7?Mills Brothers circus, sponsored by Lions
club, afternoon and night Shows.
Saturday. November 8?Officers Wives Fashion show, benefit Girl
Scouts. Southern Pines Country club. 8:15 p.m.
Sunday. November 9?Frederick Stanley Smith, organ concert. !
Emmanuel Episcopal church, 3:30 p.m.
Friday, November 14?Boy Scout District annual dinner and
meeting, tentative; plans to be announced.
Tuesday November 18?Bond election for civic improvements. ;
Sunday. Monday. Tuesday. November 23-25?Julius Boros $5,000
Golf Tournament. Mid Plr,. s club.
Thursday, November 27?Thanksgiving Day.
Friday. December 13?Robert Shsw CLor rc v.e?i, auditorium.
January (date to be set later)?Charlotte Opera company in Slg -
mund Romberg's "Desert Song," auditorium, 8:30 p. m.
Friday. March 6?Lucille Cuminings, concert, auditorium. 8:30
Friday. March 27?Madrigal Singers, concert, auditorium, 8:30.
Thursday. April 23?-N. C. Symphony orchestra, auditorium, af
ternoon and evening concerts.
Mrs. Boyd Has
By KATHARINE BOYD
ABOARD THE STEVENSON
CAMPAIGN TRAIN, Oct, 22?We
?re in Toledo now. and I'm stav
ing tbcrrd the train to get this
niece off to The Pilot. They're
having a motorcade and rally in
town and I hate to miss it, but
I'd rather feel that you people at
home are getting a shrre of this
Because it is something pretty
exciting. I keep wondering: are
all campaigns like this? Is there
the same enthusiasm, the same
reallv deep affection for the crn
did^te that all these people on the
train (including the 60-scme re
rorters, as far as I can tell from
their talk) feel for Adlai Steven
son? It's so new to me. all this. I
don't know, but I doubt it. and
the reporters sav no. They say
Stevenson's spirit, his own en
thusiasm and humor, his straight
from-the-shoulder attack on the
issues and what he wants to do
about them, has awakened an ad
miration and enthusiasm here that
is something different.
It's different from the spirit on
the Ike train, the reporters say,
where the idea seems to be to
"beat the Democrats" rather than
to elect Ike. Here, the feeling is
for the future; there, for the prst,
But now about the Sandhills
folks here, Ernest and Elisabeth
Tvos. Tbev are doing a grand job.
both of them. Thev are in the
corenartmcnt next to mine, and
we are in the err ahead of the
Governor's. People are constantly
parsing mv door to ston and talk
with the candidate's sister. She is
charming and friendlv to them all.
and they come awav with hannv
eycreeeions often ohl'eV!in<r St*e
hasn't lost her sense of fun in all
the excitement cf this campaign
She waves gailv. shouts "Hello!"
and "Hi!" and iokes with those
who crowd close around the train
whenever we stop. She looks a bit
? v.:- j.,,t tired, rnd her
sririts are high
So ere the Governor's. He
cracks i kes with the crowd, ad
lit-; doric* his speeches. and thev
love it. Todav, at Notre Dame
a hp>" bonded incessantlv until
(Continued on page 5)
Killed Ky Car;
Local Mail Held
A Negro pedestrian, Leroy
Thomas, about 30, of the Midway
section of Aberdeen, was instant
ly killed when struck by a car on
NC 211 near the sandpit, between
Aberdeen and Pinehurst, about
2:45 ; m. Monday. He was a
mechanic employed by the Mc
Donald-Page Motor Co. of South
Patrolman C. G. Winiberly said
Thomas was hit by a car driven
by Sylvester Dixcn, Negro, of
Southern Pines, reporting that his
body was caught on the front of
the car and dragged 163 feet, and
that after it fell off the car went
on for 233 more feet before stop
Two men were with Dixon in
his car. One jumped and ran as
the patrolman approached, but
was later picked up by Southern
Pines police and both are under
bond as material witnesses.
Police gave their names as John
Jones and Alton J Hill, of West
Coroner Ralph G Steed set an
inquest to be held Thursday night
at Southern Pines, placing Dixon
under $1,500 bond for his appear
Thomas lived with his grand
mother. Mrs. Florence Thomas, in
the Midway community. His wife
has been living in Augusta. Ga.
Other survivors are his mother,
Mrs. Gertrude Thomas of Phila
delphia and a brother, Fred
Thomas, of Boston, Msss.
Funeral services were scheduled
for Wednesday afternoon at the
Second Baptist church in the Mid
way community, pending arrival
of the brother from Boston.