Friday, July 5, 1974 - The Sanford Herald - Tar Heel checkers title is “prize”
Article on 1974 Carolina Open Checker Tournament at the Sanford Moose Lodge held over July 4th weekend (7/4th - 6th / Th./Fr./Sa.). Elbert Lowder was expected to defend his title which he has held for the past eight straight years and 12 total state title wins; however, Angus Simpson wins his first state title championship, and Rev. R.T. Jones wins the tournament.
July 6, 1974 - The Sanford Herald - Finals in progress - Tournament nears end
July 4, 1974 - The Sanford Herald - “The North Carolina statewide checkers tournament is underway here”