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Is a Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
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IHE PILOT PRINTING COMPANY. VASS. N C.
FRIDAY, JUNE 22, 1928.
Action at North
Army of Men, Teams, Tractors
and Equipment Clear
Bion H. Butler
One of the swiftest jobs in this
Fine House In
McPherson Starting Building on
Weymouth for Mrs.
One of the finest things in the way
of a new house in this section is that
, ... which John McPherson this week
Sandhill country where thmgs are McKinley on Wey
forming the habit of moving swift-
ly, is the revolution at the site of
the airport over in the North Knoll
wood section, where on Monday Frank
Maples had increased his force to a
hundred hands, about a dozen teams
of horses, two tractors, plows enough
to keep the outfit busy, and small
tools in quantity. When he stopped
work Saturday he had cleared and
partly plowed sixteen acres from the
running start of Tuesday morning,
mouth Heights in Southern Pines. The
building will be 103 feet by 50, foun
dation of stone, with upper construc
tion of tile and stucco, after designs
by Yoemans, and it will stand on one
of the most picturesque sites in the
Moore county hills. The location is
on that portion of Weymouth known
as the Highlands, and it will top one
of the bluffs that breaks off abruptly
down toward the James Creek flats,
with a sweep of view that covers pret
A Straight Business Propositio%^SX™pi.„siup
W. A. PETERSON.
How many people have ever looked I or call it what you will. If it will
upon the growing of timber on their' cause the owners of woodlands in
woodland as a business proposition ? j Moore County to hold a higher opin-
Mr. Citizen, of Moore County, have i ion of his cut-over lands, if it will
you ever done so ? In all probability | teach him the folly of cutting imma-
the only thought you have ever given | ture trees, if it will teach him that
your forest areas was at the time the growing of timber on unproduc
Ric^ ^ ^*ts Wins Medal With
a . liargest Summer
Crovvd Ever Assembled.
you had to pay the taxes on it, and
probably thought then that you were
being abused. And yet in your forest
tive fields and cut-over lands is a
business, and one that will pay divi
dends far in excess of anything he
areas of Moore County lies one of can now undertake, then the work of
with the trees removed an.d many of | ty j^e whole horizon, and
them cut up into f.re wood, others , reaches for miles out into the dazes
into saw logs, and the entire area, <,f Fort Bragg and up and down the
free from obstruction and most of it ^ Seaboard courses. It is on the lot
cut up two or three times with the j above the handsome Merrill house
backward and forward swing of the j b„i,t y^^r, and adds one more to
big tractor harrows. | group of attractive structures on
The first of the week he commenc- those ridges. It is not far from
ed to clear out the roots, small ob
stacles and everything that will pre
vent the surface from offejring a
smooth landing place for the fliers
where Louis Lachine is starting on
another house a little closer in, and
not far from the location of the Wads
worth house on a site bought from the
and the first of the week that sur- Maples farm,
face has been combed with harrows, j This is the first of the big new jobs
plows, rakes, grubhoes and every- j to get under way on the ridge, and it
thing that gets away with the rub- i will be sometime before anything is
bish that would make landing dif- j undertaken that will eclipse this one
ficult or starting disagreeable. The j for impressive architecture and fit-
field which is about three-quarters of ness for the location. The stone fea-
a mile long, will be planted with
Bermuda grass within a few days,
and may be finished by the time this
is printed, for this job is moving.
The site of the field is in the tri
angle between the Carthage-South-
ern Pines road and the old Seals
road from Pinehurst to Lakeview. The
Seals road forms the east boundary
of the long side of the main field. To
ward the Lakeview end of the main
runway is a cross run which permits
landing from four different direc
tions, and work will be shoved for-
ture will harmonize perfectly with the
ruggedness of the setting, and the
strength of character that the style
gives it will be an asset to all of the
Weymouth vicinity. The excavation
is well under way, and the walls will
begin to arise in a short time, when
a trip to the hill top to see the im
posing creation will be worth while.
This house in its advance toward the
front of development is prophetic, for
it says with emphasis that Southern
Pines is pushing forcefully out to
ward Fort Bragg and in a manner
that points to substantial progress on
your greatest sources of potential
wealth. It is a pity that the farmer
did not stop to give a little more
thought to his woodlands ten or even
twenty years ago. Of course timber
was plentiful at that time, and as.
far as he knew it would always be
that way. He didn^t give it a
Today in Moore County there is in
excess of three hundred and forty
thousand acres of woodland, or prob
ably close to seventy-five per cent of
the total area of the county. And
just what thought is given to the
business of timber production on this
vast area today? True there are a
few wide awake owners, the pioneers
of the new type of timberland owner
of the future, but they are the excep
tion and so few in number that their
effort on the whole is felt but little.
But most of us are open to convic
tion, if proper facts are brought to
our attention, and that is the object
of this little sermon or business chat.
the writer in preparing this article
and in studying the conditions in
The largest gathering of golf play
ers ever assembled during the sum*
mer season at Pinehurst started out
to play in the Sandhills Open Cham
pionship. Over one hundred entered
the tournament of which 88 players
qualified to play in 11 divisions.
Richard Tufts won the qualifying
medal with a fine round of 73. Other
Moore County will not have been in | players to break 80 were Ellis Ma-
I cannot at this time advise the
planting of trees for the purpose of
timber production. Every owner of
woodland is in this business, timber
production. Now here are a few facts
that he should know. As a business
proposition it will not pay him today
to try to re-forest areas by planting.
The initial cost is too high to warrant
him in undertaking it. I am talking
now of your ordinary pine land, for
that is the type of land which I have
in mind. On low, rich lands it might
prove profitable to plant black wal
nuts. I would not advise it until by
the study of areas, where this has al
ready been attempted. I was assured
in my own mind that it would pay.
There is a way to obtain a good stand
without planting and it is such a
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ward fast that the landing may be
possible at the earliest possible date.! all the Weymouth holdings.
The further work will be taken up
in due season, but the main thing
now is to get the ground ready for
action, and no one who has seen the
work that is alrejady accomplished
has any doubt as to what is to fol- Pinehurst Institution Starts Its
low. The American Air Port Cor- Annual Expansion
poration has the work in hand, and | Program,
it is a big capable corporation and
familiar with flying.
About once a year or so the Pine-
One of the interesting things about i ^u^st Warehouses feel the unea£ne.ss
THE TREES OF
BY J. McN. JOHNSON.
“Forestry is a problem of today.
It means life and prosperity of the
children of tomorrow, and those of
—The Forestry Primer.
SOURWOOD: Oxydendrum. Arbo-1 self that he would establish an Apiary
reum: Sorrell Tree: The name of this ! on his farm, with five hundred stands
tree, as well as its nick-name, is given
pies, 75; Thad Page, 77 and Dick
Some very fine prizes have been
given by local business houses in the
various towns and as there were so
many people who desired to give a
prize there are being awarded two
prizes in each division of eight and
also a prize for medalist.
The concerns who donated the
prizes are listed below:
Pinehurst Department Store.
Aberdeen Hardware Company.
C. L. Hayes.
Burney Hardware Company.
Aberdeen Grocery Company.
O’Brien Drug Store.
Franklin Sales Company.
Page & Shamburger.
M. C. McDonald.
H. C. Conant.
Mason and Gardner Company. .
Pinehurst Golf Shop.
Fox Drug Company.
Chas. Grey & Son. ’ -
Norfleet P. Ray.
C. T. Patch.
All of the firms mentioned did not
give actual prizes as there wei» ex
penses such as printing, stamps, etc.,
! which some of the concerns agreed to
j settle. The Pilot did some rush work
and made a special trip with circu-
! lars at their expense to help along
There are some fine matches being
played during the early rounds and
with promise of some fast golf when
the first division finals is played.
Several of the ladies are playing
in the matches and giving the men a
real tussle. Miss Helen Waring led
the Knollwood project is the num
ber of big men who are getting a
finger in the neighborhood. Ralph
Page who gets location 422, beside
the site bought by James and Jack
Boyd not long ago, is the last re
cruit in this progressive movement.
Ralph gets a site on the Grove drive,
fourth lot from Midland road, and
not far from Judge Way’s Midland
road house. This is an important ad
dition to the Knollwood interests, for
Ralph Page is one of the most cap
able judges of property values in
this part of the South. He has been
in on many big transactions, and has
known how to turn his work into
money. Ralph was not so enthus
iastic about Knollwood Heights when
the plan was opened, for he had not
suspected that the Kollwood corpor
ation would put into the pl|an so
much money as they have done, or
that they would carry the develop
ment along as fast. But when he
sees the decisive determination on the
part of Knollwood directors to make
the Heights the desirable spot it is
becoming. Mr. Page said he had found
a place and a group of men that he
would like to work with.
This able judge of real estate op
portunities, and student of Sandhill
expansion, figures that the men who
are interested in the Knollwood com
munity are going to do something
that will be revolutionary, and he
says the move cannot be stopped be
cause it has the goods and it also
has the people who are big enough
of growing pains, and Harrison Stutts
gets out with a tape line and one
thing or another that indicates furth
er expansion, and this year is no ex
ception. Builders are on the job
changing some of the walls in the
two main buildings which Lre to be
connected by a building that will oc
cupy the entire area between the two
existing houses, and when the new
work is done the whole thing will be
in one large structure 261 feet long,
fronting on the railroad on one side
and on the highway on the other.
The success of the Pinehurst Ware
houses has been phenomenal. When
the institution was opened a few
it from the fact that the sap of the
tree is strongly acid. The taste is very
like the Sorrell Plant, Oxalis, from
which. Oxalic Acid is obtained. So
strongly acid is the wood that a small
sapling, no larger than a man’s arm,
will neutralize a whole log heap of
oak and hickory, so that the lye from
the ashes will not make soap.
We used to be constantly warned
of this fact when we were sent to
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STATE POOREST SERVICE
making ECONOMIC SURVEY
TIMBER RESOURCES OF STATE.
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The State Forest Service is now
making a detailed study of the tim
ber resources of the State, in order to
more fully understand the problems
confronting them in each county. In
order to get the best data available
each county is being taken as a unit
and forestry conditions noted, such
as merchantable timber now standing,
the presence or absence of second
growth and the shape it is in, waste
in present logging methods, danger
from forest fires and preventive meas
ures looking to the perpetuation of
timber production, values of standing
timber, forest lands, productive and
unproductive, and their relation to
present taxing methods.
of bees. He consulted a specialist i women in the qualifying round
about employing a full time practical i with a well played 92.
bee-keeper. About the first question
the specialist asked my friend was:
“How plentiful is the Sourwood Tree
in your woods?” When he answered,
“Not a tree that I know of,” immed-
The interest in the tournament has
been widespread and players from
Rockingham, Hamlet, Raeford and
other Sandhill towns are playing in
the event in addition to the large num-
iately the bee specialist began to dis-1 from Pinehurst, Southern Pines,
courage the enterprise, and it has i Aberdeen and Carthage,
never materialized. I
Besides furnishing large quantities - 47 Killed Is the
, fine honey nectar, the bios- ! Moilthly SlaUg-hter
;he woods to cut and burn oak and som of the Sourwood Tree does not i
hickory logs for the family soap- appear until late in summer, and thus I ^2 Daily Is the Automobile
The Sourwood Tree grows all over
Moore County—except in the Sand-
appears at a time when other nectar-
bearing flowers have disappeared, and
the bees, but for this fine harvest.
Regular List of Injuries
On the Highways.
more Northern states, for the rare
beauty of its foliage; but our own
people have persisted in classingg the
Sourwood as a minor tree. It grows
best on hills that are underland with
rock and clay, and its roots run about
on top of the ground.
In my boyhood I hated the Sour
wood as a pest in the new-ground.
My father taught us boys to make a
brush-heap, or better, a log heap, on
hills;-and even there to a limited ex-1 would be put to it to find their win-} ^ people W2re injured
tent. It is beginning to be extensive- j ter s store of provisions. ^ killed in automobile accidents last
ly grown in gardens in some of our The blossoms of the Sourwood are j according to the report of W.
small and white—sometimes delicate- j ^ ^^e motor vehicle bu-
ly tinted, and are borne on a stem ^^e State Department of Rev-
six to eight inches long, and hang, issued yesterday which showed
like little silver bells. The numer
ous seeds are enclosed in capsules,
that hang on the tree well into win-
47 killed and 365 injured.
Figures for last month were in
keeping with those of former months
^ J. , .1 i? that the majority of accidents were
The first year’s growth of the j j ^ i i
reported due to carelessness or reck-
stems is a brilliant red, and grow in
long, straight rods, as large, or larg
er than a man^.s finger. The bounti-
a Sourwood stump, to be burnt. Theiful supply of sap running in these
burning would prevent to some de
gree, the myriads of sprouts next
spring, and also destroy those roots
that lay close to the surface, too
stems makes it easy, by rubbing with
a hard stick, to loosen the bark from
a section of these rods, and slip it
bodily from the wood—and now you
large and too numerous for the coul-1 have the barrel of a capital good fife
ter to cut. as a boy’s first musical instrument.
In localities where Sourwood Trees
grow plentifully, they have the best
and clearest honey; for the bloom of
the Sourwood is a veritable Land of
Goshen for the honey bee.
A few years ago, a neighbor of
mine, who owns a large territory of
land near Aberdeen, bethought him-
1 am sure my red-blooded boy read
ers will understand me well when I
say this improvised flute is the almost
universal instrument, on which we
learn to play "Cindy”—and it is ele
mentary learning that “Cindy” is our
first love in the mastery of the art of
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lessness. Thirty-seven accidents were
caused by intoxicated drivers, the ac
cidents resulthig in five deaths. Ex
ceeding the speed limit was responsi
ble for 50 accidents and eight deaths.
Six deaths were caused by passing on
curves, and 25 accidents by drivers
not having the right of way. Sixteen
accidents were caused by disregard
ing signals, and two deaths.
Seven people were killed in railroad
accidents and 14 injured.
Alexander and Moore counties have
made appropriations to have home
demonstration work as soon as suit
able women fian be secured.