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THE PILOT PRINTING COMPANY. VASS, N. C
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1927
n e Pinehurst Praperty
Changes Hands and
WIN THE PACKARD
One of the most important real es
tate deals noted in a long time is that
closed last week hy Mr. Emery at
Pinehurst, in which the fine Redfield
property was transferred to Eldredge
R. Johnson, of Camden, N. J., former
president and large stockholder in the
Victor Talking Machine Company,
from which he recently sold out. Mr.
Johnson and family have been com
ing to Pinehurst for 20 years, and are
widely acquainted and highly es
teemed in the community. The trans.
action involves about $60,000, and se
cures a lot of about four acres in one
of the best locations in the village,
not far north of the Carolina hotel.
This property has been in the Red
field family for about 20 years, and in
that time the attention given to the
growth of trees and shrubbery has
made it an uncommonly attractive
feature of Pinehurst, and it is easy
to see that the fine growth of many
kinds of trees and smaller plants has
added immensely to the value of the
place. One of the large houses of
the village is on the land, but it is
said to be Mr. Johnson’s intention to
remove the present house and to have
archtects plan a new house at once,
which will represent an outlay of
probably $50,000, and may be more.
The new building will be set back
farther from the road, and all the
fine effect of the existing shrubbery
will be preserved by the new plans,
and the excavations that were made
for the old house will be used as a
basis for a picturesque garden. Ar
chitects are expected from Philadel
phia shortly, and a study of the
grounds will be made and plans
drawn that will embrace the ideas of
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson as to the utili
zation of the features that have been
created, and the work that will then
follow will be of the most substantial
type, and with all regard for the crea
tion of a village home of the highest
With the four acres so fully plant
ed, and the pines grown to a height
of thirty or forty feet the four acres
affords a bit of rural setting that
could not be more exclusive if it were
in the heart of an endless forest. Few
people driving the roads that bound
the property have an idea of the fine
prospect that the shrubbery conceals,
and when Mr. Johnson has built his
new house, and elaborated his plans
for the further development of the
gardening designs the property will
be still more striking than it is now,
and will have few superiors in the
The dense cover of trees and plants
on the property gives it the appear
ance of a perfect forest, and one of
the things that appealed to Mr. John
son when he was looking it over was
a covey of quail that flew up just a
few feet from the buildings. The
closeness to Nature made a hit with
George W. Statzell, of Drexel Hill,
Philadelphia, has sold to William D.
Calkins, through Mason and Gardner,
the house on Midlands road near No.
2 golf course, and Mr. Statzell has
bought another lot in the same
neighborhood where he will build an
other house. He expects to have the
roof on before he leaves for the
North in the Spring. This is an im
portant transaction as it shows the
popularity of the development that
is extending out the Midland direc
tion, and it also emphasizes the char
acter of the buildings going up in
that quarter, as they are of good size
and design and of considerable cost.
Over on the new addition that has
been plotted near the site of the old
Warehouses, C. M. Rudele, of Mon
treal, has a fine new house well un
der way. This quarter will be the
site of a number of new homes of de
sirable type in the future^ as the
property is well located, and the
grounds have been nicely designed for
attractive home locations. With the
buildings, now in sight yd ^with,^he
Many have already noticed that
very nifty Packard Automobile which
has been on exhibition in the Radio
Shop Window in the Carolina Theatre
building at Southern Pines arui many
have by this time, found out ihat it
is to be eventually given away to
the boy or girl who holds the key
that will fit the Yale lock which
will also be exhibite«l in the same
From now on a Yale key will be
given with every child’s ticket bought
at the box office on matinets in
Southern Pines on Tuesdays, Thurs
days and Saturdays, and on each
Tuesday night a key will be given
with every adult ticket. On special
days which will be announced later,
two keys will be given with every
child’s ticket, and when all these keys
are gone a day w^ill be set apart to
try them in the Yale lock. The holder
of the key which it will then be
given the automobile. No one knows
which one this key is. I'hey are
all in a bag together and, of courae,
the holder of the most keys will have
more chances of winning the auto
Farmer Must Change Methods
To Meet New
FOR LITTLE COST
Farmer Must Change Methods.
Here is a little thought clipped
from last week’s Southern Agricul
turist and the article is as follows:
The farmer in the Southland, like
the farmer in every other portion of
the globe, does not like to change hics
farming methods. He has become ac
customed to cotton or tobacco as the
main money crops and he dislikes in
tensely milking a herd of dairy cows
or tend a flock of sheep or lambs. Of
course he has land which could be
sown to grass and legumes to the
advantage of the soil and his own
pocket book; but he lacks the live
stock mind which delights in the
handling of good animals.
Even over in Famce the farmer,
whose family has always been on the
soil, is having to change his very
well-fixed ideas of general farming.
Cereals from the newer countries sell
in France at prices the French far
mer can not meet. This has forced
the practical thrifty Frenchman to
R. A. Holland returned Monday gradual spread in prices
from a business trip to Winston- ^^^ween beef and bread by reducing
_ . u;_ I j • • 1 .
Mr. and Mrs. C. W. Spears and
two children spent the week-end with
relatives in Bennettesville, S. C.
Mr. and Mrs. Clark and child mov
ed last week and are not occupying
one of the Lakeview cottages. Mr.
Clark has a position with the Gra-
ham-Poole Motor Co. in Vass.
Mr. and Mrs. Briscoe returned this
week from a trip North, bringing
their son. Jack, who has just had a
serious illness, with them.
his acres in grains and increasing his
acres in grass. If the French far
mer must make these changes to meet
the competition of the world market,
so must the farmer in the South make
changes to meet the change in time.
Other Timely Hints for 1927.
Raise enough corn and hay so that
you will not have to buy corn and
hay during the year.
Make enough meat to supply the
family and, for good measure, have
some for sale. Provide a pasture
Colin Spencer tells the Pilot:
I have just been informed that it
is possible for citizens desiring to
reforest idle lands to secure any num
ber of Norway and Blue Spruce,
Hemlock and other forest plants from
the government at a very nominal
rate and possibly without expense.
This no doubt will be gratifying nev,>:
to the Board of Conservation and De
velopment of Moore County. Any
investigation you make make alorg
this line will be greatly appreciated.
My informer states that the govern
ment is propagating millions of such
plants to be distributed free of
charge under certain conditions. I
am of the opinion that the blue
spruce and possibly the Norway will
not do so well in the sand, however,
they are used all over the Sandhills
for ornamental purposes and are very
attractive. A farmer desiring to
grow such plants for ornamental
purposes will find it very profitable
in my opinion.
SING AT VASS
Famous Sixteen To Be in Vass
“BIG PARlADE^ COMING
It. a.tu Mrs. G. E. Kelly and chil- cnjp for growing cheap pork.
dren, of Laurel Hill, are spending a
few days with Mr. and Mrs. W. C.
We are very anxious to have our
friend Robert Woodruff, out with us
again. Robert is improving but is
not yet able to be out of the house.
Miss Loula Eastwood attended the
Shriners’ Costume Ball at Pinehurst
C. J. Vick and son, John, of Union
church, called to see W. C. Smith
Monday evening. Mr. Smith has been
on the sick list for the past week.
Miss Johnsye Eastwood, who is at
tending school at Farm Life, spent
Wednesday night at her home in or
der to attend the “Will Rogers” en
tertainment at Pinehurst.
The Community Club held its regu
lar meeting Friday night. The meet
ing was very sucessful, being carried
out in Valentine style. Candy was
sold to help gain funds for the new
heating arrangements that has been
Mr. and Mrs. I. C. Sledge, of Pine
hurst, caled on Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
The Loyal Friends’ Class, with the
aid of the ladies, very successfully
gave a supper at the Lakeside Inn
on Saturday evening. A nice sum
was realized and the members of the
dass wish to thank all those helping
them in any way.
Miss Loula Eastwood was a visitor
in Carthage Monday afternoon.
In the Future
If there are any social items that
anyone should wish to report, you will
please hand them to. Miss Selma
Smith, who is the new correspondent
for Lakeview items. * Miss Smith has
been reporter since January 1 of this
new hotel at Knollwood, and the
buildings also planned for that sec
tion the entire length of the Main
street from Southern Pines to Pine
hurst will be lively with buildings
during the summer. This does not
take into account the new buildings
yet to be announced.
Near the Rudele house A. B. Sally
is building a fine home for George T.
Dunlap. The work is up to the sec
ond story now, and will soon be ready
for the roof. It will represent a cost
of about $40,000, and be one of the
modem buildings of. the village.
Furnish your table with vegetables
from a 12-months in the year garden.
Provide your family with sufficient
quantities of milk and butter, with
out having to buy them.
*. Start a pasture of carpet grass and
lespedeza for the family cow.
Keep an average of at least 50 hens
the year through; you should have
more to enable you to join with your
neighbors in shipping car lots of poul
try. Provide green grazing crops to
obtain best results.
Enrich your lands by planting vel
vet beans, soy beans or cow peas in
every row of your corn where possi
ble; vetch with rye or oats with or
after the other half of your crops.
Clear your land of stumps by the
use of cheap explosive.
North Carolina Feed Formulas For
35 pounds com meal.
20 pounds wheat middling,
20 pounds ground oats.
20 pounds fish meal.
4 pounds bone meal or ground lime
1 pound table salt.
Mix thoroughly and feed dry, keep
ing constantly before the hens so that
they may eat what they wish.
Grain ration, for laying hens.
50 pounds cracked com.
30 pounds oats.
20 pounds wheat.
Feed this at the rate of one pint to
12 hens, morning and night, in litter
on floor of hen house or in a litter
pen in poultry yard, exercise being
necessary for laying hens, and grain
fed in this way causes hens to scratch
and get the necessary exercise. There
is no danger of a hen eating too much
laying mash, but there is danger of
her not getting enough. Keep plenty
of clean, pure water before the hens
at all times.
For Winter Eggs.
If you want eggs this winter while
the prices are good you had better
begin thinking about the matter now.
Chicks of the heavy breeds must be
hatched off in March to be profitable
during the winter months. Le|rhon^
can be hatched in April and ^t
results from them. If the Leghorns
are hatched any earlier than this* the
chances are that they will go into a
molt after ^a™g laid "a few eggs in
late summer and they will only lay
A vivid reminder of those war days
when patriotism reached its zenith,
when the youth of the Nation went
marching by, flag waving bands
played: a keen insight into the hu
man qualities of war with all its
pathos, its comedy, its mud and
slime, its power to mold rich and
poor, uneducated and intelligent into
one role is found in “The Big Pa
rade,” showing Monday at Pinehurst
at the Carolina Theatre, Matinees aid
King Vidor's picturization of Lau-
tence Stalling’s great war story has
been described and rightfully so by
critics as the truest inside story of
the grs5i*t V/ithcwt horcizing,
or seemingly to do so, of any indiv
idual, yet bringing out the human
qualities of Jim Apperson, played by
John Gilbert, and his baddira, Bull
and Slim, this picture hat truly ty
pified the American s )ldier as no
It is not so fnuch the plot of “The
Big Parade” that counts. It is its
true charactenzativ)n of war char
acters, its human oual'tics, its sim
plicity, all minj^icd in with the very
war story that gets und*r the bide
and makes the picture i^reat; and it
truly is great.
The Symphony Orchestra carried
by the Company presenting the pic
ture does a lot to make the war
scenes seem real, producing the vivid
rchoes of the rat-a-tat of the ma
chine guns and the boom of the big
guns, the whirr of the i.irp!anes and
the chug of the endless motor trucks
Exactly the same presentation of
this great picture as is now being
seen in New York, will be given at
the Carolina Thearre, Pinehuj'bt.
The Sandhills Sixteen which during
the year has made itself and the
Sandhill section known musically, will
give one of its popular concerts in
the Vass-Lakeview school auditorium
Monday evening, February 21, at 8
Under the direction of E. Ellsworth
Giles this much-sought after organi
zation will present a program which
has been heard and applaudied in
many of the larger villages of the
All musical tastes will be satisfied
in this forth-coming concert for the
men sing with equal sincerity and
finish the more serious forms of
music all the way through the mfusici^
gamut to the widely popular “Barber
Shop Ballad,” edited by Sigmund
Spaeth in celebration with Ring Lard-
ner, and sung in mass effects wher
ever men meet, either around the
banquet tables or in the lockr rooms
of thousands of country clubs.
The tentative program follows:
1. On the Sea, Buck. Sixteen.
2. That Beautiful Land, Jones. Six
3. (a) Absence, Metcalf, (b) Give
a Man a Horse, O’Hara. Robert P,
4. Soldiers’ Choms (Faust), €k>u-
5. Shine on Me, Old Negro. Thad
Page and Sixteen. j
6. Cherie, I Love You, Goodmaii.;
W. L. Dunlop.
7. Goin’ Home, Dvorak. Sixteen.
8. Sweet Adeline, Old Negro, Quaif-
9. Gipsy John, Clay. Thos. A. Kel
10. Carry Me Back to Old Virginny,
11. (a) Some Folks Say, Old Negro.
P. F. Buchan and Sixteen.
(b) In the Evening, Bland. Six
12. Lassie O’Mine, Walt. E. Ells-:
13. (a) Levee Song,. Old Negro.
(h) My Evaline, Barber Shop Bal
D. A. R. TO GIVE MUSICALE
TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 22.
CLEAN UP NOTICE.
The Woman’s Club of Vass has set
aside next Tuesday, February 22, as
Clean Up Day.
This notice is to ask that the busi
ness places, as well as private homes,
co-operate in the making our town a
cleaner and more attractive place in
which to live.
Mrs. G. H. Simpson,
Pres. Woman’s Club.
Many poultry diseases may be pre--
vented if the birds run on lancl Jthat
has not been used by poultry for the
past two years.
Terracing has filled big yawning
gullies in four years’ time on tl)^
farm of V. E. Conrad of Forsyth
Farm boys of Wilkes county have
organized a Jersey calf club. Anoth
er old-time beef cattle stronghold has
a few eggs during November and De
cember. This is the time of year that
eggs are usually highest, so keep
these points in mind when s^:ting the
hens or in buying baby chick’s.
The D. A. R. are giving a musicale
on Tuesday, February 22, at 2:30'p.
m., at the Highland Pines Inn. The
seats wil be $1, payable at entrance
to the ball room.
The following is the program:
1. The Gypsy Love Song, Victor
There’s a Song in My H?art, Mrs.
R. N. Pleasants.
2. La Doura-a-Mobile, Aigeletts,
Mr. Ellisworth Giles.
3. Spanish Songs, Mrs. H. A. J.
4. “Praise Ye,” Veddi-Atlila, Mrs.
H. A. J. Wilkins, Mr. Ellisworth
Giles, Mr. Tom Kelly.
5. Piano solo, Polichinelle-Rach-
minauff, Mrs. Beasley.
6. “The Spirit Thome,” Campbell-
“Love Sends a Little Gift of Roses,"
John Openstian, Mrs. Reed Page.
7. “Mandalay,” Cley Speaks.
“Duna,” Mr. Tom Kelly.
8. “Negro Spirituals.”
I couldn’t hear nobody pray, H. C.
I Don’t Feel No-Ways Tird, Mrs.
There In the Storm So Long, an
9. Recitation, “The Explorer,” Rud-
yard Kipling. Miss Meade Seawell.
All corcMally invited.
Tom Tarheel says he had good luck
with his chickens for the first three
years then he began to fail. When
he ‘mov^d ^ his ruhs to ijew ground,
however, his good luck returned.