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VOL. XXIII. NO. 5
JANUARY 14, 1920
PRICK 10 CENTS
ADVERTISERS ARRIVE AT THE
FIRST FAINT 'STREAK
Those of us who were up early enough
Saturday morning were treated to an
unusual spectacle. The train from
Aberdeen was two hours early. The na
tives residing along the railroad line
rubbed their eyes in amazement at the
sight of seven solid Pullman cars com
ing into town at this unheard-of hour.
A wise and far-seeing railroad execu
tive had provided two locomotives and
an extra baggage car to haul the adver
tising interests and their golf clubs up
the hill from Aberdeen, but in the mad
haste to get to these happy , golfing
grounds they failed to forewarn the
management of the Carolina Hotel that
they would be on hand for breakfast.
And the result was that when the Winter
Leaguers stepped forth from their train
they found nary a soul to greet them,
nor a sign of life in the village.
Undismayed they began a mass attack
on The Carolina. The one solitary bell
hop on duty fainted at the sight of the
invaders. The alarm was sounded.
Clerks sprang to their posts. Comman
der Lacks dispatched the buss to the
station to capture as many guests as
could be found. The mountain 6f bag
gage and golf bags was no sooner un
scrambled than the legions of the adver
tisers shifted their attack to the golf
links, where they laid down a pitiless
barrage of golf balls.
It is difficult to deal with such tactics.
The Advertising Interests still held the
fort. They refuse to be dislodged from
the golf links, and Pinehurst surrenders
In the music room and in the parlors
the decorator elected to hang lovely
gold-colored silk curtains. There are
full length mirrors at one end of. the
hall, and here ladies will gather after
dinner and congest traffic unless one of
those new yellow "No Parking Here"
signs be installed at that point. The
dining room is a heavenly vision in
white spotless, dainty, quiet, refined.
And over all preside Mr. and Mrs.
Fitzgerald with great personal charm
and unbounded hospitality. The famous
Deschanel is in the kitchen, and his
French concoctions are the pride of the
house. The staff includes Mr. Wm.
Kelly, Room Clerk; Miss Katharine
Jones, Stenographer, Miss Lucy D. Per
kins, Cashier; Mr. Henry Easton, Night
Clerk; Mr. Earle Bedell, Front Clerk;
Mr. Roy W. Bowles, Head Waiter; Mr.
Harold Themmen, Steward; Mr. Paul
Anstey. Head Bellman and Miss Belle
Indiana. Kentucky, Tennessee and Miss
issippi. Many of the best shots of the
West will be on hand this year and will
do their best to reverse the result of
last year's team race, which went to the
PROMISING PUPILS OF ANNIE
OAKLEY BLAZE AWAY AT THE
MID-WINTER HANDICAP SHOOT
STARTS ON THE 19th
THE HOLLY INN OPENS ITS
There is a flag now flying on the Vil
lage Green and the sound of gay music
floats across the street even to our Inner
Sanctum, which signifies that The Holly
Inn is now open.
Informally, The Inn has been open
since the 8th. A kind hearted manager
opened at that date in order to take in
guests beating at the doors and unwill
ing to wait for the furbelows and for
mality of the 10th. These guests came
and endured the odor of paint, and the
sound of the hammer and saw, and the
clatter of moving furniture, rather than
wait for the appointed hour. This is
Old guests, on entering the lobby, will
stare in amazement at the beauty of the
rew decorations. The lobby is newly
lighted, and painted in white; newly
papered in a pale buff shade and cur-,
tained with filmy deep-red draperies.
The Thirteenth Annual Mid-Winter
Trapshooting Tournament opens at
Pinehurst on Monday, January 19th,
and closes on Saturday, the 23rd. The
remarkable sum of $10,000 will be dis
tributed to winners in cash and trophies.
Monday is practice day.
On Tuesday begins the Average
Event, 450 targets at 16 yards, the last
75 targets of which will be thrown on
The Preliminary Handicap will be
shot on Thursday and the Mid-Winter
Handicap, the culminating event of the
tournament, is scheduled for Friday.
Saturday will be devoted to a Con
solation Handicap and a 16-yard event.
The Popular Bear Trap will be in com
mission all through the week.
One of the most popular, features of
this annual tournament is the Team
Race between the East and the West.
The winners will comprise the five high
est scorers from, either section of. the
country, based on the result of the 450
target contest at 16 yards. The mem
bership of the competing teams will, of
course, change from day to day as dif
ferent guns break into the "top five"
on each side. The dividing line between
the East and te West will be the west
ern boundary of the States of Michigan,
It was evident from the very begin
ning that the contest for final honors
was between Mrs. Lawrence Barr, of
Pittsburgh, Pa., and Mrs. E. M. Carter,
of Eastbourne, England. These two are
the best among the fair scholars of the
Shooting School; they make bulls-eyes
with a nonchalonce that keepsN you
guessing and they thing nothing of
making 140, or more.
This time Mrs. Barr and Mrs. Carter
were tied at 144. What did they do?
Flip up a coin? Decidedly not. They
grabbed their guns, called for ammuni
tion and fought to the bitter end and
the gallery watched breathlessly. Mrs.
Carter shot first. In less time than it
takes to tell about it, she had banged
away fifteen times with all the bravado
of a professional. Mrs. Burr then pick
ed up her pet Winchester and shot slow
ly and deliberately. Her methods usual
ly are most successful. But this time
Mrs. Carter had the edge on her by a
margin of four points, and with appro
priate ceremony the little gold rifle was
awarded to her and there was something
about the scene that reminded one of a
brave doughboy being decorated for
Mrs. L. F. F. Wanner took third
place with a score of 138.
Mrs. Barr lost the Weekly Prize, but
she was not to be denied the handsome
Special Prize donated by Mrs. Wanner
to the woman making the three highest
scores during the week. Mrs. Wanner
presented Mrs. Barr with a marmalade
jar. The winning high scores for the
week were 144, 143 and 142.
for three days from April 27th to 30th
inclusive. There are 210 members of
the council and with the members of
their families which will probably ac
company them there should be around
300 people in the party. This will
about fill The Carolina during the last
three days of the season.
Perhaps the bankers do not know it,
but they have elected -to come to Pine
hurst during the loveliest season of the
year. The Pinehurst season begins in
November. It ends in May, and if we
were asked which is the most delightful
month of all on the Pinehurst calendar
we should unhesitatingly say April. No
vember and April are the best months to
enjoy Pinehurst, because, the town is
not crowded. The height of the season
finds more entertaining, more social ac
tivity, more of the bustle, splendor and
whirl of the mob, but for downright
enjoyment there is no time like the
early and late season. The golf links
are not crowded. The weather is
supurb. Pinehurst habitues are fast
realizing this. Ask the old timers.
Richard S. Hawes, of St. Louis, is
president of the Association. John S.
Drum, vice-president of the Savings and
Union Trust Company of San Francisco,
Thomas B. McAdams, vice-president of
the Merchant's National Bank of Rich-,
mond Va., are first and second vice
POLO TO BE REVIVED AGAIN
BANKER'S CONVENTION TO BE
HELD IN PINEHURST
The Executive Council of the Ameri
can Banker's Association have decided
that their Spring meeting can be held in
no better place than Pinehurst, N. C,
and they are to be at the Carolina Hotel
The Pinehurst Outlook is published weekly from November to May by The
Outlook Publishing Co., Pinehurst, N. C.
HERBERT W. SUGDEN
Subscription Price, $2.00. Ten cents a copy.
Subscriptions will be continued on expiration unless the editor receives notice
to the contrary.
Entered as second-class matter at the post office at Pinehurst, N. C.
The news that the outlook for polo
is very rosy once more will be welcome
to those in Pinehurst who remember
how delightful a feature this used to
be in past seasons and perforce aban
doned during the war. It would ap
pear that the palm for winter polo goes
to Southern California, but we see no
reason why Pinehurst should not meet
satisfactorily all that is required by the
polo players to enable them to establish
themselves here as their winter home.
Pinehurst has the right climate and soil
conditions and suitable equipment at the
race track. It is easily accessible. It
has unrivalled hotels. It has a winter
colony hopelessly addicted to racing,
horse shows and fox-hunting, and all
that is needed is some one to give it a
boost and show the way and the whole
resort will support it enthusiastically.
The arrangements have been entrust
ed to Captain A. Loftus Bryan. He
hails from County Wexford, Ireland,
where from early youth he has hunted
and played polo, training his own hunt
ers and ponies. When the war came on
Bryan had a commission in the South
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