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? ?? SOUTHERN PINES, N C.. THUKSDAY. AUGUST II. 1M0 ?,vr?*u p.,,r, - . . ?
???? irtt.hS PRICE: 10 CENTS
In Money Hassle
T!"? Moore Count* boaid <>i' ed
it ion considered they won a
victory in a compromise settle
ment this morning at Carthage
? ?Her the arbitration h< aring they
ad called against the county
commissioners in a budge tary dis
put?' was dismissed.
The settlement was for S2.185
?a long way from the $9,900 they
had r. ked to b?> transferred from
?ic section of their current ex
pense budget to another.
But the $2,185 covered the most
< ntrovcrsial item a $2,000 sal
try supplement for Supt. Robert
!i Lee. It also covered a $185
per year increase to be matched
<? federal fund for the county
hot Is' guidance director, C. F,.
Temporarily foregom were two
other items, raises for the cleii
< ,d staff of the education office
? id the salary of a library super
\ sur They said it was too late
anyway to find a librarian for tbi
turning school year.
As the arbitration hearing op
< ed before ClerK of Coun C. C.
Kennedy, with both boards ready
for an all-day interrogation, M.
G. Boyette, counsel for the com
missioners, moved for dismissal
on the ground the clerk had no
jurisdiction. He cited law show
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state-paid salary of the superin
tendent was a matter exclusively
?for approval or disapproval of the
< mmissioners. The clerk, acting
as arbiter, allowed the motion.
W D. Sabiston, counsel for the
h ard of education, gave notice
i f appeal to the Superior Court.
Both boards then went into pri
vate conference. Within a short
while the school board made the
compromise offer, which the com
missioners accepted, ending a con
troversy which had built up be
tween them since early in June.
The stage for this morning's
events was set Monday at a joint
meeting of the commissi' tiers and
the board of education, when their
official disagreement over how the
$9,900 in current expense funds
are to be spent resulted in a dead
locked vote that, by law. sent the
matter to Clerk of Court Ken
nedy for arbitration.
At the Monday session, the full
membership of the two boards
was present: for the commission
ers, Chairman I, R. Reynolds and
Commissioners Tom Monroe, W.
S Taylor, J. M. Pleasants and
John Currie; and for the board of
?duration, Chairman J. A. Cul
bertson, and Jere McKeithen,
Howard Matthews, T. Rov Phillips
and Roland Upehurch.
The Monday meeting was ad-j
?ourned from the previous Mon
day when the commissioners had
refused to allow the board of ed
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MOO in county school current ex
pense funds from maintenance to
four uses they said were vital to
the school program:
1. A $2,000 salary supplement
for Supt. R. K. Lec.
2. A $6,000 salary f. ; a school
3. A salary supplement of $185
par year (to be matched by fed
eral funds) for C. E. Powers, guid
4. Increases ave! aging $"??) per
> onth for clerical help in the:
board of education office.
At the meeting this week, the
hoard of education offered to drop
the request for librarian salary
and cut the clerical worker re
quest. to an average of about $25
jkt month increase, but the com
missioners would not agree
Going into executive session,
the commissioners then came out
with a counter proposal they
would allow the board of educa
tion to use only $1,000 of the sum
as question as tbe\ chose,
This the board of education re
jected and the two boards found
themselves in official disagree
The locked vote followed and
the matter went to the clerk of
court for today's hearing.
(Editorials appearing on
page 2 of today's Pilot, deal
ino with the controversy and
other related matters, were
written prior to this morning's
compromise- settlement that
makes possible a requested
sa'ary supplement for Supt.
LITTLE LEAGUE FETED C. L. Dutton of 610 S. Bennett
St., veteran coach of Little League teams in former years in
Southern Pines and a lifelong baseball tan is pictured (cen
ter in striped shirt) presenting trophies to winners and run
ners-up in the 1960 Little League championship race during
a chicken supper gathering with the local Elks Lodge as host.
At Mr. Button's right is Coach Joel Stutts of the winning Car
dinals and at his left is Frank Buchan, eoach of the Pirates,
runners-up. Boys in the photo include members of the Cardinals
and Pirates and also of the other Little League teams, and the
Minor League and Pony League teams. On the table art in
dividual trophies presented to the Cardinal? (left) and Pirates
(right). Gold baseballs for presentation to the playets on the
other two Luiie League teams. Hit- Liaves and the Dodgers, had
not arrived for the gathering last Wednesday at the Countrv
Club. They are now on hand and will be presented soon. About
100 boy? were entertained bj the Elks at the event, many of
whom are visiblt in this picture. (Humphrey photo)
IVIovr Hf'triin lo
Ton 11 1 n Europe
Preliminary plans were made
Wednesday morning for partici
pation by Southern Puns in the
program of "Operation Town Af
filiations, Inc.," an organization
with headquarters in New York
City, to promote 'international
Frank Warner of Souihern
Pines is a mi mber of the board
jof directors of the organization
land chairman of its New Neigh
bors Committee. It is through his
efforts that local interest in the
[project was aroused.
The New York office serves a
a clearing house in coordinating
[and arranging contact between
towns and cities in the United
States and town- and cities in
Europe. Once such an affiliation
is agreed on, the governing heads ;
of the towns correspond and con
tacts are encouraged between
club, church and school groups
and individuals in the two towns.
A group of interested persons,
most of them representing civic
organizations, elected officers and
(Continued on page 8)
Superior Court Term I o Open Monday
\l Carthage; Judge P>undy To Preside
Judge William J. Bundy of I
Greenville, an assigned judge, is j 1
scheduled to preside at a one-; j
week term of Moore County Su-' <
perior Court, for trial of criminal j 1
case-., opening at the courthouse j 1
in Carthage Monday morning. 1
More than 50 cases are calen
dared on the warrant and trial ,
dockets, of which more than 10 '
are tui traffic law offenses, in- i
eluding many appeals from lower
courts by defendants charged i
with drunken driving. t
More than 20 defendants are
scheduled to go before the grand
Two of the defendants, in cases '
rousing county-wide interest at
the time of their arrests, are
charged with assault with intent
to commit rape
Nathaniel Terry, young West (
End Negro, faces this charge and i t
also a charge of burglary in con- ;
nection with his entry of the Rob- i
ert Conrad home at West End and ;
his alleged assault on Mrs. Betty '
Conrad who said she was chased '
out of the house by Terry and 1
attacked in the yard nearby.
The other defendant, a Route 1. t
Aberdeen, white youth, is accused '
by a Negro woman who told of-' 1
Ficers Rex Venable attacked her
but she freed herself by pron is
ng to meet him later. Venable
ivas committed to a state mental
rospital June 30 mid it was not
inown here this week if he would
>e judged .Jile to stand trial.
Of local interest is the ease of
fohn Robinson. Negro rt sident of
k'oungs Road, who will also go
mfore the grand jury.
Robinson is charged with per
nitting an unauthorized person to
irive his automobile and aiding
fContinued on Page 8)
Begins Vug. ).">
Regular high school band prac
tice will start Monday, August 15,
it 10 a. m., William McAdams,
>and director, said this week.
The sessions will be held each
lay. Monday through Friday, at
he band room in the high school,
tntil the opening of school.
The municipal summer recrea
ion band program, of which Mr.
McAdams is in charge, will con
inue through Friday, August 20.
to Begin Tod av
Sain Daniel of Leaksville, top
seeded in the 12th annual Sand
hill Invitational tennis tourna
ment starting here today, may be
hard put to hang on to his thrice
With finals in all events set for
Sunday, both defenders -Daniel
and Mrs. Raymonds Jones of
Fort Bragg?fact- topnolch com
petition. Entries listed from both
Carolmas, Geoigia, Virginia and j
Tennessee include some familiar
sta>-s as well as bright luminaries
whose quality is as yet untested
here, though their fame has pre
ced ?! them.
Daniel is fresh from his victory]
at the Piedmont Closed held av
Greensboro last week-end ? his
latest in a string of wins all over
the South. Among challengers are
the No. 2 seed Ed Hudgins of
Greensboro; No. 3, Malcolm
Clark of Southern Pines and No.
4. Charlie Shaffer, Jr.. of Chapel
Shaffer, too, has a new scalp
on his belt. Just emerging into
men's play after virtual doini
(Contirued on page 8)
Body of Mrs. Boggs Exhumed Today; Bullet is Recover*, a
i tie hotly ot a woman some two
months dead, found in a tumble
down house at Manly Saturday,
July 30, was exh med this morn
ing from a grave in the Doubs
Chapel Church cemetery in an
intensive search for more clues
as to the cause of death. The
body was returned to the grave
before noon, after an autopsy.
The county commissioners on
Monday authorized the expendi
ture of funds for the exhumation
tion of the remains of Mrs. Evelyn
Boars 41, on request of the sher
iff's department. A brotln r of
Mr-. BogpSi, cooperating with the
officers in their continuing in
ve.digation. agreed to sign the
Deputy Sheriff J. A. Lawrence,
handling the investigation, said
that all available scientific meth
ods are being emploiid in trying
W> m-termine if the woman com
mitted suicide or was murdered.
The pistol bullet, which showed
up in the chest region bv X-ray,
was recovered during today's an
topsy performed h> Dr. P P
Green, pathologist of Moore
Because of the decomposed con
dition of the body, an autopsy
performed before Mrs. Boggs's
burial July 31 was inconclusive
Two men are tieing held in jail
for questioning?her husband
Henry Boggs, a f< rmer mental
hospital patii t; and an admitted
iformer lover of the woman.
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MURDER OR SUICIDE??Photo at left shows the aban
' p.CHi, dilapidated house where the body of Mrs. Evelyn Bon:
was found several weeks after she died of a bullet wi und.
Window at left is to the room where the body was found en a
bed. The door from the rotted-out norch leads to a centra! null
At right is window of room where a note in Mrs. Bogg's hand
writing was found accusing a 26-year-old local man, now be
ing held in the Moore County jail, of having shot her. She was
pregnant when she died. At thr> rear of the house are two
other rooms. The whole house, where Mrs. Boggs had lived
orno months m o hut not Immediately prior to her death, is in
an advanced state of disrepair. In the photo at right, two of
the investigating officers, SRT Agent Gary Griffith, left, and
Deputy Sheriff J. A. Lawrence, are pictured going through the
contents of a pocketbook found in the house. It. contained snap
shots, letters and 35 cents. Other letters and a few personal
possessions were found scattered around. The house is located a
half mile north of the Midland Road intersection on the unpaved
road that is a continuation of N. W. Broad St.
(Photos by V Nicholson.
(0111 inissionrrs ( Hi;iv
Start of Airport Work
In actions taken at a speciatf
meeting in the courthouse at Car-j
lhage Monday, the county com- i
j mi -iont i s gave a strong push for !
I ward to the Pinehurst-Southern |
[Pines Airport improvement pro
The board authorized the Air
port Committee to sign a con
tract v th the Southern Mapping
and Engineering Co. of Green -
born j . make the needed engi
neering studies for the $115,000
runway extension and paving pro
Half of the cost of extending
the runway to -4 500 fret and pav
ing the runway will be borne by
the federal government.
Gordon Cameron of Pinehurst
and J. E. Sandlin of Southern
Pines, Airport Committee rnem
her, appearing before the com
missioners, als.< asked the board
for funds up to $5,200 for land
purchase, and easements to ob
tain the required land in and a
roiutd the runway project site
Tt e government also is paying
half of this cost. Mr. Cameron
said that easments have already
been tentatively obtained on all
the land except three tracts at
the south end of the project
The engineering fee. Mr, Cam
eron told the commissioners, will
be six per cent of the contract
price, plus "extras."
The county owns the airport
and operates it under contract.
Al! administrative and teach-1
ing positions in the Southern!
Pines schools have "oeen filled witn i
jthe exception of two teachers in!
the West Southern Pines units, j
Supt. Luther A. Adams said this!
There are nine new teachers in
the Fast South* in Pines schools
and one in West Southern Pine ,,
with two more to be appointed, I
us of this week
Information about the new :
teachers appears following the
faculty lists for nil the schools: ;
EAST SOUTHERN PINES
Miss Mary Jane Prillaman. Mrs.
Alice Caddell. Mr; Betty Foushee,
fdst; Mrs. Faye Worsham, Mrs.
Jean Bennett, Mrs Jean Wallace,
second; Miss Peggy Blue. Mrs.
Ed la Wicker, Mrs, Penelope
Broughton, third; Miss Margaret
Frye. Miss Hilda McConneU, Mrs.
Jean Jenkins, fourth. Mrs. Grace
F rrior. Mrs. Dolus Wilson. Mrs
W C. Callaway, fifth; Miss Kay
Buico, Mrs Eva Frye, Mrs Ruth
Miss Margaret Brewer, Miss
Edwina Rookes. Mrs. Jane Me
Phaul, Ralph Foushee. Mrs Eliza
beth Adam, John Williams. Don
Miss Mary Logan, music super
(Continued on page 8)
To Start Monday
Southern Pines High School.
football practice will start Mon
day, Coach Billy Mcgginson an
The new coach, who comes here
from Mount Holly High School in
Gaston County, asked that all
high school boys interested in
playing football meet at the high
school building at 9 a. m. Monday
for a conference on plans for the
Practice sessions will be held
cat h day early in the morning and
' late in the afternoon, wiih about
an hour and a half for each -cs
i sion, Megginson said.
Held in Shooting
(H \\ aiir Munens
Wade Maness. 41 -year-old far
mer of near Carthage, is in Moore
Memoi ml Hospital in serious con
dition and his nephew Billy Need
ham, 21. who makes his home with
the Maness family, is being held
in Moore County jail charged
with shooting him, according to
the sheriff's department.
Though gravely wounded, Man
ess was reported still living at the
hospital this morning. He was
shot Saturday morning.
Needham has been charged
with felonious assault but has
been denied bond and the char
ges are being help open pending
Manes,' condition Said Chief
Deputy Sheriff li. H Grimm,
"Maness received the full blast
from a shotgun in his side at a
range of five or six feet."
Manes was able to give his
version clearly, Grimm reported.
He told the officer he had come
into the house to find his nephew
drunk and creating a disturbance,
and tried to quiet him down. Bil
ly's response was to grab the shot
gun and fire at close range.
Arrested later Saturday, Billy
admitted the -hooting but said it
happened "in a scuffle over the
gun." He is under a suspended
sentence in Moore Recorders
Maness, married and with sev
eral children, i- a respected far
mer on land belonging to Dr. Co
lin G. Snenoer of Carthage
T?? Aid Projects
Plans for a chicken rupper?
raise funds for their community
service projects- were announced
today by South* rrt Pines Lions
The club's supper will lie held
at the outdoor cook-out area at
the Southern Pines Counirv Club,
Wednt dav. August 24, from 5:30
to 7.30 p rn
Joe Marley, club president, said
there v, ill he free home delivers
of box suppers for those ordering
them and that suppers can ai-o
bo picked up at the Country Club,
i Walter Harper will bo in charge
'of the food preparation. Similar
suppers staged by the club in the
past have been most successful.
Moore Hows \\ in
(iame at Sail ford
| The Moore County Little Tar
Heel League baseball team beat
Wilmington 1-0 in its first contest
1 at the state league playoffs in
Sanford last night.
I The Moore team faces Greens
boro at 9 o'clock tonight in their
second game of the playoffs at
There's a photo ar.d more about
I the Moore County team on page