acknowledges some mistakes, attributing them to planners who were not golf
sophisticated, though he himself has been a golf professional. He promised the
errors would not be repeated.
assurances are not enough for Stuart R. Paine, a 49-year-old semiretired
manufacturer of bed frames and ironing boards who moved to Pinehurst two years
ago. Mr. Paine comes from Louisville where, he says, enterprises like his and
Diamondhead's are watched by elected officials and regulatory bodies—mayors and
aldermen and zoning boards. Under the Pinehurst setup, he said, the town
building inspector works for the major contractor: Diamondhead.
putting the fox in the hen house," he said.
Mr. Paine says
his organization wants change to be orderly and characterized by prudent
concern for the problems that growth will bring.
"We want to
be participants in change," he said, "not victims of it." Concerned
Citizens now has about 200 members, including six or eight who own Diamondhead
condominiums. But at least as many residents want nothing to do with the group,
and they have formed something called Citizens Concerned About Concerned
Concerned Citizens in mid-October reached a 22-point agreement with
Diamondhead. Most important among the points was No. 1: "On or before
January 31, 1974, an election will be held to elect nine (9) members to The
Village Council of Pinehurst, and thereafter an election shall be held
The folks who
rode in Happy's bus would not have understood.