North Carolina Newspapers

    GOODBYE ^95j j^ptl ^ GOODBYE 1952
vol. 34?no. 6 j eight pages soothern"pinesT^north catou^ eigiiti'ages"" price?ten cent's
Golf, Horse, SocM
EventsFill Holi?y
Week At Pinehwst
Midwinter Show, j
Meeting of Houncs,
New Years Eve 1*11
Christmas week is gay it Pine
hurst, with golf events; horse
events, dancing and psrti^.
Today (Friday) a goif tourna
ment is being held fcr women
members of the Pinehurt Coun
try club.
Sunday, the 16th annua inform
al Midwinter Horse show vill_take
place in the riding rim.of_ the
Carolina hotel. There wf be a
program of eight classei . begin
ning with a Beginners Hoieman
ship class, and running through
open jumping by some o. tie fere
most men and women rjers of
the Sandhills. The show ?ill be
gin at 1:30 p. m? and therein be
no admission charge. :
Monday, the Fifth Annuil Don
ald J. Ross Memorial Junir Golf
tournament will be play4.
trading many junior P*^s
boys under lfr-Irom man/. North
Carolina clubs and those 4 other
states. ;,
Monday at 8:45 p. m ?.
the Pinehurst Country clui, Capt.
George Shearwood will present
his "African Highlights/' i colom
ed movie film made byjumself
and Mrs. Shearwood dfrmg a
E three-month vacation ? Africai
last summer. Captain Shterwo .
will provide narration for thej
film, which shows a vafety of,
scenery an,l some big gahe
Tuesday, the Mocre County
Hounds will meet at the Carolina
hotel. Riders not rr.embe* of the
Hunt, as well as memters, will
take part in the informalfcx hunt
which will ensue. Membra of the
field will be guests of th. hotel at
the hunt breakfast at tie end of
the run. That evening, here will
be a dance in the Pine doom for
participants in the g-mkhanas
held periodically in the Carolina
ring- ? ,
Wednesday evening, December
31, the big event ushei iig in 195-1
will be the annual New fears Eve
ball at the Pinehurst Country
club, with dance music provided
by an orchestra brought down
from New York City fir the oc
Christmas Eve events included
the annual Hole-in-Oie Turkey
Shoot, a golfing contest in which i
the man or woman making a hole I
in one, or norms*, it, w n as prim 1
a turkey on lite hoof
Wednesday afternoon the Caro
lina hotel was host to at the small ,
children of the village st a Santa
Claus party with speiiat enter
The annual Childrer's Cantata
was sung at 6 p. m Wednesday
9t the Village Chapel, /arol sing
ing took place at the various ho
b-Is throughout the evening, pre
ceding the 11:30 p. m. service at
the Village Chapel and midnight
ma" "t the Catholic church.
The annual March of Dimes
supper at which Campaign
Chairman H. Clifion Blue is
host will take place Tuesday
at 7 p. m. at the Dixie Inn at
Vass. according to announce
ment from Mr. Blue this
The meeting is also the an
nual one for 'directors of the
Moore County chapter. Na
tional Infantile Paralysis
Foundation, al which chapter
officers are elected for the
coming year,
i AH ocmtnuniiy chairmen
and chapter and campaign of
ficials are invited to attend
the dinner. Reports of chapter
activities and fund expondi
tures for the past year will be
made, quotas set and plans
laid for another successful
January drive.
|Moke Citizens Gain
Army's Promise of
The Army this week agreed tc
"re-study" its plan of taking over
a 55,00-acre cc-rridor between
Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall.
The agreement was made bv
Thomas A. Young, special assis
tant to the Secretary of the Army
a. ,,,\conference held Monday
at Washington with representa
tives of Hoke county, who had
gone there to register their pro
Most of the land the Army pro
poses to take over lies in tiny
Hoke, and sentiment there is that
the move would seriously cripple
the county government, perhaps
to the point where it could not
continue as such.
Hep. Harry Greene and Paul
Dickson, editor of the Hoke Coun
ty News-Journal, went to Wash
ington as spokesmen for some 1 -
000 persons who attended a mass
meeting held at Raeford Saturday
night. J
In a formal statement issued
after the conference, they stressed
that the county did not wish to
impede any steps considered nec
essary for the national defense.
They wished to be sure, though
. t it was necessary, before the
crippling land transaction went
any further
Their conference with Young
was followed by one with Ken
neth A. Royall, Goldsboro attor
ney new practicing in Washing
ton and New York, who thev said!
,, cgreed to represent them in I
~ 'S3Ue- Royall was formerly |
Secretary of the Army.
Royall will also represent a'
rroup Ol Cumber,tv-.d Countv me-i
izens who decided at a meetine
at Fayetteville Tuesday night to
join the pretest. About 3,00!) acres
including "some of the best farm
land in Cumberland county are
involved in the projected corri
dor expansion, with about 52 000
acres in Hoke, and possibly a
smell amount in Moore
.u C. Army plan is ncw only in
the stage of preliminary surveys
by the Engineering Corps. The
plan would take an estimated one
years 10 complete.
Governor Puang, Who Will Visit Here,
Is "Humble Young Man," Writes Pate
??A xrn.T~tr ?? * ' '* " " " ' '
'? <nj iiuiuujr y < >U IK lllcl!!,
with a wife "who woild win a j
beauty contest anywhert," is Gov- j
ernor Puang Suwanaratti of Song-;
khla province, South Thailand !
(Siam), according to letters writ
ten home by Lewis W Pate of i
Southern Pines, who wait to Siam i
as a Fulbright exchanje teacher |
last May. He is teachiug in the j
Songkhla schools.
Mr. Puang, as he is c^led in the
Thai form of address, will visit j
Southern Pines the firs; weekend j
in January, drawn heee by his |
friendship and admiratiin for the
local young man. He will be
shown all the sights of the com
munity, and many Southern Pines
citizens and school children will
have a chance to meet and talk
with him.
Mrs. Puang is not accimpanying
her husband on his (our-month
irip 10 rne united states, t hat is
too bad, for in his letters Lewjp
refers several times to her beauty,
which he says remains striking
though she is the mother of five
young children, in one letter he
comments, "The Siamese women
are truly lovely and keep their
figures till they are 50 or more."
Speaks English Well
With or without his wife, Lewis
says he is sure his home folks will
enjoy Mr. Puang, a progressive
administrator, interested in all
phases of community life, and
speaking English very well.
However, Lewis cautions, "It
would help to speak quite slowly
and clearly. And be careful that
you are understood, for Siamese
often say 'yes' whether they un
derstand or not. As I remember,
I did the same thing when 1 went
(Continued on page 5)
A New Year bows into a
world that prays for peace and
hopes for a new era of under
standing among mankind.
May 1953 see these prayers
granted, these hopes fulfilled
. . . and leave the world the
better for its coming.
. ii&iM . i ..... u?',, ...
43 Families Have Happier Christmas
Through United Effort (leaded by VFW
1-orly-tnree homes of the South-^
em Pines area where the outlook 1
for Christmas had appeared
bleak had a happy Christmas af-1
ter all, through the Christmas'
Cheer program headed here by the j
John Boyd post. Veterans of for-1
eign Wars.
The program was undertaken i
for the fourth successive year in i
cooperation with the county wel
fare department, which furnished
the list of families from its files,
noting the paramount needs of
Every single family on the list
in Southern Pines, West Southern
Pines, Manly and Niagara had vis- |
itors Tuesday night?members of j
the VFW post bringing a basket j
bulging with groceries, with addi-'
tional gifts such as toys if there
were children, and warm clothing
for the old.
This was done with the aid of
several other local organizations,
each undertaking to supply the
needs of from one io four families,
and gifts of cash, food, toys and
useful articles from a few indi
Fred Hall, Jr.. who headed the
program in 1?4? and mil, was
chairman for the John Boyd post
again this year, assisted by John
Talbert. A number of other vet
erans, with their cars, cooperated
in the delivery of the gifts, and
use was also made of a truck
which one citizen loaned.
Both white and Negro families
received the Christmas favors.
The baskets contained groceries
valued at from $5.40 to $7.50, de
pending on the size of the family,
including both staples and holiday
delicacies sufficient to last several
In many of the homes where
toys were delivered the veterans
found they were Santa's helpers
indeed, for parents had been un
able to provide anything to satis
fy their children's longings for
In coordinating the plans for all
43 families the workers took a
thoughtful precaution?filling one
extra basket and setting it aside
in case fire or other emergency
should add a 44th at the final mo
Cooperating organizations were
the Order of the Eastern Star,
which provided for four families;
the BPO Does and Ruth Burr San
b j.ii Group of the Church or
Fellowship, three each; the USA
FAGOS Officers Wives club, two,!
and the Young People's Sunday
School class of the First Baptist
church, one
The Southern Pines school gave
a large portion of the foods col
lected at the children's "White
Christmas" offering, which were
distributed throughout the bas
kets, the rest being reserved for
cases of need known privately to
the school authorities.
Helpful donations of cash, food
or other items were made by the
following: VFW auxiliary, Miss
Mary E. Blymyer, Mrs. C. L.
Hayes, Charles S. Patch, Miss
Dorothy M. Kornegay, Mrs. Mattie
Buttrv, Grahrm Culbreth. South
ern Pines Volunteer Fire Depart
ment, Jimmy Polston, Jack Garty,
the Shiring family, and Huek Mc
In making his acknowledge
ments Chairman Hall expressed j
his appreciation, saying, "The I
program has grown greatly since j
we first undertook it in a small j
way four years ago, and if it were
not for the generosity and aid of
these good friends we could not
accomplish our mission as it
should be done. It is a source of
deep satisfaction to us that we
were able to see that every family
received something?no one on
the list, not even the tiniest child,
was left out.
"In their aid these friends show
ed the true spirit of Christmas.
We hope their own Christmas was
made happier through their ac-1
tion, and we wish for them a hap- j
pv New Yem.'* !
Marshes' Visitors
Bring Good Cheer,
Get Good Dinner
Welcome Christmas guests, full
of good omen, at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. J. R. Marsh on East In
diana avenue are a flock of purple
finches, who arrived this week
and settled down with a good deal
of merry chatter.
They joined the rest of the
Marshes' holiday "house party"?
robins, bluejavs, juncos, flickers,
woodpeckers, Carolina wrens and i
even a catbird or two.
The Marshes, who love birds
and consequently are loved by j
them, say that even they are sur-1
prised at the number and variety I
visiting their trees this Christmas,'
but take it as a sign of a mild
winter. This is especially indicat
ed by the presence of catbirds,
who, like the namesake animals,
seek out warm, cosy spots.
Christmas dinner served to the
Marshes' guests consisted of In
dian pudding made of corn meal,
filled with raisins and suet, and
served hot. "Birds like good things
to eat, the same as anybody," says
Mr. Marsh. "They don't like just
old cold seeds all the time. Would
Well?not at Christmas, any
Aberdeen Youth
Killed In Crash of
Transport Plane
87 Homeward-Bound
Servicemen Die In
Worst Air Disaster
Will Dunn, Jr., 20-year-old son
of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Dunn of
Aberdeen, was killed Saturday
when a huge military transport
plane, loaded with happy service
men going home for Christmas,
crashed and burned soon after
taking off from Larson Air Force
Base, Washington State.
Young Dunn, an airman second
class, was one of eight North Car
olina men among the 87 killed in
the worst disaster in the history
of aviation in this country.
_ The news came to his parents
Sunday in a wire from Gen. H. W.
Bowman, commanding general of
the base.
The body will arrive this even
ing (Friday). Funeral services
with full military honors will be
held from the Aberdeen Baptist
church, at a time to be announced.
The young man was a student
at Aberdeen High school when he
enlisted in the Air Force in July
1951. He had been stationed at,
Larson AFB for the past year.
In addition to his parents, he is
survived by two sisters, Elizabeth
and Barbara, and two brothers
Charles and Dickie, all of the
? _____
jNew Water Plant
I At Carthage Goes
Into Operation
The days of drought are over,
supposedly, for Carthage, where
a new $87,000 water filter plant
went into operation last week.
A million and a half gallons can
be processed daily at the new
plant, located at the Carthage res
ervoir. After processing by strict
ly modern methods, approved by
jthe State Board of Health, the
i water is pumped by powerful
pumps, newly installed, through
the town's distribution system.
I The actual piant structure was
jcompleted mere than a year ago.
A new bond issue was required
j for equipment and this has been
j installed in the uast few months
[by the Jnfilco Company of Tuc
son, Ariz., oidest concern of this
type, which has made similar in
[stallations all over the world.
The two-story building was de
1 signed _..u zoiistructcd by Hurler,
Keils and Associates, Inc., of Col
umbia, S. C.
tne recent growtn 01 me coun
ty seat, which included the ad
dition of a textile industry two
yetrs ago, rendered the former
village-style water system inade
quate, and the town went through
| several severe periods of thirst. In
:two or three prolonged dry spells
\ water had to be trucked at eon
, siderable expense, from the South
iern Pines plant. Besides the dis
comfort of restrictions placed on
water consumption in homes and
businesses, a severe fire hazard
was present at such times.
Kids See Santa
At Two Parties
Children of the community had
(wo thrilling visits from Santa
Claus this week?Saturday after- )
noon, when they were guests at I
the annual Santa Claus party of ]
the Elks club, and Sunday after- j
noon at the VFW home.
About 250 children attended the ;
Elks Club party, held at the j
Southern Pines Country club with '
Louis Scheipers in charge. Gifts
and goodies were given each child
as they formed a long line to
whisper their wishes into the ear
of a big jolly Santa, under the j
Christmas tree.
About 65 youngsters enjoyed |
old Saint Nick's visit at the VFW |
home. Members of the John Boyd |
post distributed the gifts and re i
It will be "business as
usual" in most places next
Thursday. New Years day.
with little sign cif a holiday
except at the Citizens Bank
and Trust Co.. which will be
closed, and at the post office.
The general delivery win
dow will be open from 10 to
11 a. in., mail will be des
patched. also distributed to
boxes. There will be no city
Few business places are ex
pected to close.
Schools, of course, will still
be closed?classes start Mon
day. January 5.
January 1 is a holy day of
obligation for Catholics, and
masses will be said at 7 and
9 a. m. at St. Anthony's
j Ross Memorial
Jr. Tournament
Slated Monday
The Fifth Annual Donald J.
Ross Memorial Junior Golf tour
nament will be played Monday
over two of the famed courses of
the Pinehurst Country club. No. 1
and No. 4.
The tournament, which is free
to all boys under 18 yearyof age,
is sponsored by the Pinehurst
Country club and the Chamber of j
Commerce, which awards the 10
prizes which are to be presented.
The tournament has had the co
operation of golf professionals!
throughout the Carolinas since its
inception in 1948, and as a result
has steadily increased in popular
ity. Many of the pros will attend
the tournament,
groups of junior players from
their clubs. Ten days before the
tournament entries had been re
ceived from many North Carolina
| towns and cities, also from Colum
| bia, Hampton, Spartanburg and
elsewhere in South Carolina, and
from Baltimore and Washington.
Mrs. Banigan
May Request
Hearing, Baii
Mr-. Julie Banigan, former*
I con them Fines .ml estate dealer,;
is being held in Moore county jail
not on contempt of court, but
pending trial on the two embez
zlement warrants on which she
1 was returned from New York.
| The general misunderstanding
as to why she was in jail, which
! was shared by Mrs. Banigan, was
dispelled this week by M. G. Boy
, ette of the firm of Spence and
! Boyette, Carthage.
Mr. Boyette represents Mr. and
| Mrs. W. W. Sherman, petitioners
in the civil action from which the
contempt charge rose. "The con
tempt order is null until placed
into effect by an arrest, and that
has not been done," he said. "I do
not foresee that it will be done."
Mrs. Banigan can have a hear
ing any time she requests it, for
bail to be set by Judge J. Vance
Rows, Mr. Boyette elucidated.
Mrs. Banigan said she under
stood she was in jail for 30 days
for contempt; that no one had in
formed her otherwise, nor told
her she could have a hearing nor
be bonded out.
She said she had engaged H. F.
Seawell, Jr., as her attorney. How
ever, he has not yet officially un
dertaken her case, he told The
Pilot, and she is at present with
out the benefit of legal advice.
Capl. David Waniell of the U.
S. Army Medical Corps has been
transferred to Korea from Brooke
Medical Center, San Antonio,
Texas. He is stationed in Seoul.
Captain Wardell, a psychiatrist,
is the son of Mrs. E. H. Foster of
"The Game" Will Pit Alumni Against
High School Cagers Tuesday Night
Stars of Former
Years Must Battle
To Retain Prestige
A big highlight of the holiday
season in Southern Pines will be
a traditional event of the week
between Christmas and New Year
?the Alumni High School basket
ball game, known from time im
memorial simply as '"The Game "
"The Game" this year will take
place at the school gym Tuesday
night, starting at 7:30.
Annually attracting large
crowds of highly partisan specta
tors, "The Game" this year bids
fair to be no exception, and in
fact promises to top all its fore
runners in this series of thrillers.
It is no secret the high school
basketeers are nursing a grudge
against the Alumni for what they
term a "luck win" last year. Giv
ing advantage to their seniors in
height, weight and experience, the
Blue and White was still manag
ing to hold its own with a safe
three-point margin when, with
only 10 seconds left to play, light
ning struck out of the blue?Har
rington, of the Alumni, was foul
ed and made gocd on the free
shot to bring the score 10-all. On
the throw-in and a wild scramble
under the basket, Alumnus Bill
Baker came up with the ball, and
.half the high school, to drop in a
itwo pointer and sew up the game
This year the Blue and White
has a five-game winning streak to
protect, and is determined to rid
the Alumni of their horseshoes,
also of any previous conceptions
that the "youngsters" are easy
marks. This will take some rid
ding, for both the Harrington boys
are in town; so is "Ole Gallcpin'
Ghost" Gary Mattocks, also Tink
er Bowen, Bill Sledge, Ted York,
Roy and Richard Newton, Chan
Page, "Mogo" Baker and numer
ous other stars of old.
ti? v.: ?i 1 : -i~ -- i- - i
Aiic uigu biiiuui wuu jiave
been winning their game with the
Alumnae girls with monotonous
regularity, may be chopped down
Tuesday night. Their senior sis
ters have the best prospects in
years, what with Pete and Shirley
Dana, Barbara Page, Barbara
Guin, Betty Jane Worsham, Shir
Icy Stuart, Betty Jean Hurst,
Peggy Cameron one a bevy of
others ready, willing and able to
rest: re Alumnae prestige.
A idnlight of ent rtainmonf p*
"The Carre" is always found in
the dilemma of parents with sons
or daughters on both teams. There
are nearly always a few of these
Mom and Dad occasionally sit si
lent, not daring to let out a yell
for either side; sometimes they
give out with a cautious cheer,
but the wise ones, saddened by
experience, sit on one side for half
the game, then move to the
bleachers across the way for the
final half.
The Fine Arts Room o?f the
Library opened its fir3i ex
hibit of the year on Monday,
with Christmas as the motif.
Holly, pine and magnolia
decorate prints and statuettes
of the madonna, with a large
bas-relief, spotlighted from
below, as the major exhibit.
The exhibit was arranged
by Miss Nancy Boyd, a stu
dent at Columbia and Union
Seminary, and a member of
the committee in charge of
the exhibit of religious art
now on exhibit at the semin
ary in New York.
The siren was sounded and the
fire truck went out both Thurs
day and Friday afternoon of last
week, to put out grass fires?the
first one on West New York ave
nue, the second in Knoll wood. No

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