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VOL. 8, NO. 43.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 12, 1928.
IVIany Homes Near Completion
as Winter Season Gets
THE NEWEST HOTEL IN THE SANDHILLS.
activity is general.
Xot in the history of this section of
North Carolina has there been so
much building activity as at present
in Southern Pines, Pinehurst, Knoll-
wood and generally throughout the
The new front which the Carolina
Hotel at Pinehurst will present to its
guests this winter is finished, mak
ing an approach improved both in
looks and convenience to arriving and
The remodeled approach to the
Carolina Theatre has been completed
by Rassie Wicker and will solve the
traffic problem on movie nights.
The Vemer Z. Reed residence south
of Pinehurst is nearly ready for the
roof, and work on the interior has al
ready begun. Alfred Yeomans of
Southern Pines is the architect and
the Weineke-Dixon Construction Com
pany of Fayetteville the contractors.
This home, when finished early in the
year will be the largest private resi
dence in the Sandhills.
New Linden Road Home.
VASS, N. C.
Good Roads, Fast Trains, Lead to this Playground
of America Where Golf, Polo, Riding,
Hunting, Shooting, Tennis Call.
HOTELS CARE FOR THOUSANDS.
As the human race grows more
progressive and prosperous and like
wise more philosophical and broader
in its understanding of life the nat
ural tendency is toward a greater
range of wholesome enjoyment. With
dren, the students of American his
tory, and everyone.
America’s €U>lfing Center.
Pinehurst and Southern Fines are
the chief villages of the' Sandhills
neighborhood, and both have ^own
immensely increased agencies of pro- | from the one influence, that of mak-
duction the long days of drudgery I ing a desirable place for the vaca-
The Pine Needles Inn on Knoll wood Heights.
Page and Spence Talk
on Good Citizenship
Kiwanis Omh Hears Interest'n'v
Discussion and Favorable
The Kiwanis dinner at the Congre
gational church Wednesday was well
' attended by an interested body of
I men, for from the time the curtain
On Linden Road a fine new home | j-Qse until the hat dropped the action
is under construction for Edward M. jwas lively. The proposition from
Harris, of New York, and on thejj^dge Way to charge an admission
double road between Pinehurst and j f^e to his greenhouses and to turn
Southern Pines several new homes | money over to a committee of the
will be occupied for the first time Kiwanis Club to dispose of to some
this season. 1 useful purpose for the public welfare ,
The Pinehurst Greenhouses are 1 with a reception that led to its
adding to their facilities, taxed last | probable disposition to the Health and
year because of the unusual demand i ^Vglfare Society of the county. i eON \R1) TUFTS RETURNS.
THE PILOT comes to you this
week in its new dress, six columns
wide instead of five, enlarged that
it may better serve its community
and its constituency. It comes to
you in 16 pages instead of the
usual eight or ten, that it may tell,
in story and picture, the tale of
the Sandhills, its climate, its ac
cessibility, its charm, its lure to
lovers of quietude, woodland and
We want the world to know of
the health and joy and content
ment in which we live, that more
may partake of our blessings.
Loyalty to Party
Urged by R. N. Page
Overshadows Personal Disagree
ment With Candidate, He
for their products. this subject, “Bob” Page noted that
Homes too numerous to ‘ mention }ast season this association has dis-
are springing up over night in the' pensed over $C,000, and that it needs
HEALTH MUCH IMPROVED.
Telling his hearers that the princi-
j pie of party loyalty overshadowed any
I personal disagreement with the candi-
; date on any one issue, former Con
gressman Robert N. Page of Aber
deen, delivered an address in the
county courthouse at Greensboro Wed
nesday night, his first during the
present Presidential campaign. He
made a stirring appeal for Governor
Smith, declaring Smith’s life one of
absolute integrity and his record an
Discussing the American theory of
party responsibility, he said, one’s
have practically gone from life, and
everybody turns to more hours of
leisure and recreation. This affords
a more general adoption of vacation
periods, and a vacation for multitudes
instead of for a few, as was the case
in the days gone by. Cheap and easy
transportation, good roads, hotel ac
commodations in every village in the
country, a growing business of caring
for the traveler and the vacation
crowd, make it easy for the citizen to
enjoy his vacation where his fancy
pleases, and when his desire makes
No longer is summer the vacation
period. When winter was a force that
closed the North against an outing,
and the South was too far away for
a holiday tour things were different,
and those who leaned toward a vaca
tion were obliged to accept summer
tionist who has learned that the time
to run away from home and work is
during the colder weather, when he
can be out of doors just as he can at
his northern home in the summer, and
when he can fall in with an army of
congenial companions from all over
the country in this playground of the
United States. Pinehurst has long
been famous as the great golf center
of the world. Here are nine golf
courses, and more championship cno-
tests by the ^eat warriors of the
game are staged in the Pinehurst
fields than anywhere else on the con
tinent. From early fall until late in
the spring major engagements hold
the links. Donald Ross, the builder
of the leading golf courses of the
country, has his home at Pinehurst.
Glenna Collett, national champion
among women, is a winter feature.
Since leaving Pinehurst in h.
personal disagreement v/ith a candi
date on any point sht>uld be lost in
as the vacation time. Now it is dif- | The big names are all on the local
.hotel registers. The golfer who has
Winter Vacation Period. not taken his post graduate course at
Summer is by no means a disagree- j Pinehurst is like the Mohammedan
able condition almost any place in the i who has not made his pilgrimage to
United States. Everywhere the peo- Mecca. Some of the tournaments are
pie can enjoy the summer. But in a | tremendous in their scope. At one
large section of the country the win- = contest 337 entrants? took part in the
ter is fierce, disagreeable and danger- i fray. Crowds follow the development
ous. Then is the time for a vacation, | of the contests around the field. More
and convenient and cheap travel have , sporting news origin^ites at Pinehurst
Knollwood section, with those for, some new source of revenue if it is spring for the North, Leonard Tult-| ^ party loysity. bo^tonig t am possible now for those of the and Southern Pines than in any other
Talbot Johnson, Herbert Vail, Rich- to carry on its valuable work. The j^^s been much of the time in unsat-! ^ e presi ency, modest means to get away to a similar spot on the continent, and
ard Tufts, Donald Ross and Roy probable income from Judge Way’i isfactory health. Soon after going I ^ ^[warmer climate for a portion of the -very day the papers are full of re
Pushee rapidly nearing completion., generous scheme will have a fine ef- jsjorth he was taken with influenza, i Alfred E. Smith, regardless o
The Olmstead home has already been feet. ^ and in spite of his condition he went!persoiml disagreement with him
turned over by the contractors, and j The grass seed committee reported from home to a gathering of Ayrshire j point or more. ^ ^ ^ ^ ^ ^
Mr. Olmstead is laying out additional j the gale of 2,600 pounds of seed, be- ,„en, and that did not help his situa-1 * complacency of tne weeks in July or August. Vaca- "me than from almost
cold weather, and to have a vacation , rorts from the links, the polo fields,
that is really a vacation instead of "^he race tracks, and the tennis and
imply going some place for a couple trap shooting grounds in greater vol-
houses. ' sides large quantities sold by the mer- tion. On coming back he undertook j pec’le at graft and iiie- results place. At the trap shooting grounds
In Southern Pines the McKinney, chants of the county, which means to stay in bed a few days, but went ^ /" from the weather is from September a summer job is shoveling up and
- ' • ’ ■ ‘ * can administrations was termed tne ■ &
home on Weymouth Heights, which,. vast improvement in the appearance Qut to go to Boston to another meet-
"o May, and the place to enjoy a va- sifting the sandy soil to recover the
besides being one of the finest homes of the whole community. Much of And so he spent the summer (is^)pointmg thing h^tor>.; scattered by the shooters, and
The graft in the veterans’ burea ■ ’
in the Sandhills, will command an un- j the road between Aberdeen and South- crowding in work that he thought h
rivalled view of the country round- ern Pines has been planted, but the should do, and giving no heed to his
about, has been completed on the out- funds are running low, and everybody health, and finally his doctor told him
side and work is rapidly progressing ^^o is interested in this work to come back to Pinehurst, stay in
on the interior decoration. Louis
Lachine’s latest house has its new
vari-colored asbestos shingle roof on
urged to contribute a little to help it the house and get well and thorough-
along. Talbot Johnson is in a re- jy rested after a hard summer. H '
ceptive mood for funds for this pur- jg better now than for months, and
and will soon be available for sale., pose, and Sam Richardson at South- |g coming back with the intention of
There are a few' weeks more of work Pines, Shields Cameron, or almost staying at his house until he is rested
on the Harry Vale residence, the f«r- any one who happens fo be around and recovered. He has no organic
mer Doll place, with special flooring when you have the money. j difficulty, and nothing to give his
yet to be laid in the large wing iadded >ir. Page on Citizenship. | friends concern.
to the south. Mr. and Mrs. Vale, The discussion of citizenship start-i Meanwhile Richard Tufts, who has
have also completed two adjoining i ed last week was continued at the | heen gradually releasing his father
bathhouses beside their attractive | Wednesday meeting, and “Bob” Page | of much of the responsibilities of
swimming pool, and have their new i spoke in his clear fashion about the pinehurst, is taking over more of the
tennis court in shape for use. John relation of the citizen to the nation load, and with the excellent organi-
McPherson, contractor, has had, “Citizenship determines the character zation at Pinehurst, which is served
charge of the Vale improvements. of the nation,” Mr. Page said, and he by a group of highly capable young
New^StaiJ>les Building. also argued that our standard is not ^len ,the father can stay away from
The home of Francis Robinson ad-! as high as it might be. Government, the office with confidence that every-
joining the Country Club development | according to his views, is determined thing is moving in good shape. Fromi^*^”'^^ mdu uic esLUMdtea
in Soutern Pines is practically com-1 iiy the type of citizenship, and the | the day Leonard Tufts succeeded to j ^ ^ ® praise
pleted, and Mr. Robinson is now over- f^-equent violations of law at the pres-| the management of Pinehurst he has j (Please turn to page 2)
seeing the building of a nearby cot-1 ent time do not accord with the best | been a hard worker, but the organi-
. u ^'orth Carolina, for Nature, in creat- tons of pig lead melted down from the
was described. Three members of cnei. „ x. • a;a 4- 4. i ^ ,
*ng this bit of the universe did here target work form a profitable article
cabinet were directly involved in the i
^ 01 commerce from the gun club
oil scandals. Hoover sat m the, The Sam hills section cf North Car- rrounds
cabinet and knew what was going on., embraces a region that has an Polo, Hunting, Ra^^ing. .
rp. ^ f ' ’Ititude of from 300 to 700 feet above I Polo is a favorit' game, and draws
This brought t e spea er to dis-1 ^ surface, with just contestants from civil life in all di-
cuss t e two can i ates e I'eca e . i humus to main- rections as well as from Fort Bragg
. ^ ^ f , . ;ta:n a soil that encourages the growth and other military posts in this coun-
against Grover C eve and unti pine forests, dogwood, hickory and try, and occasionally a foreign dele-
noniination. ^ance t en turned o | interesting trees; ground hilly gration comes across to try a tourna-
^e people and asked them to support j enough and rolling and flat enough to ment with riders of our own country
Cleveland. • - , . . . ^
Cites Praise for Smith.
tage for his daughter and stables for
his horses. The wing added to the
James Boyd stables has been com
pleted and horses are now stalled
citizenship. A recent talk with one
of the judges of the courts cited the
many young white men who come be
fore the criminal courts, and the
zation is of such character now thal
he will be more content to let the
i permit of delightful sites for the The race tracks are active all fall and'
“I wish this mi^ht be true of this ithe winter and larpe numbers of stables'.
campaiKn” said Mr Page or prominence have a good bunch of
I vegetation; a climate horses in the Sandhills during the-
that knows neither extreme, a dry, winter, as the soil and climate are-
sunshiny air; ground that is porous suitale for the health of the animals
so that rainfall is promptly absorbed, as well as for their development andv
and the out of door games may go on' use. Hunt clubs bring many horses,"
within a few minutes after a severe for fox hunting across country is a-
shower. sport a large number delight in. It
Accessibility. is no unusual thing to see fifty or-
The chief villages of Pinehurst and < sixty riders in one chase.
Southern Pines are a night’s travel Many people from the North have
by the Seaboard Air Line from New their winter homes in the villages
York and Washington. A train from and at Pinehurst and Southern Pines
to Senator F. M. Simmons’ unrelen!
ing antagonism to Governor Smith.
He deplored the tendency of people
to accept the insults and abuse of
Smith by those who do not know him.,
rather than the estimates of those
MANY MOTOR TO CATCH
GLIMPSE OF GOV. SMITH.
therein. j Judge thinks it is not only the youny:, that he has justly earned.
Contractor John McPherson, who | criminals who bring about this con-1
community. Mr. Page has no patience
with the man who is not interested
enough to vote. The franchise he
looks on as the fundamental of gov
ernment, and no man does his full
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ALBERT P. TERHUNE HERE.
has had the busiest season in his ca- dition, but also the attitude of the‘COLLIES FROM KENNEL^OF
reer, has begun the erection of two
new homes on Weymouth Heights,
those for B. F. Kraffert and George
Henne of Titusville, Pa. These will
be twin houses just west of the Jen
kins and Howland homes and opposite
the residence of E. C. Stevens. They
nels of Albert Payson Terhune,
Pompton Lakes, N. J., have arrived
to take up their abode at the new
home and kennels of Col. George F.
are to cost about $20,000 each and j Qoy. McLEAN TO ADDRESS ; Hawes, Jr., on the Midland road, near
will be ready for occupancy before the | gANFORD MEETING TONIGHT.; ‘
younger fellows do the heavy jobs. Countv residents made i ’ ® ^ South- are many fine and luxurious homes of
while he takes life easier, a reward u ^ Pines at 9:32 a. m., while north- wealthy people. These folks are able
bound schedules are about the same.; to extend such patronage to local in-
during the season several trains each stitutions that the theatres, schools
way daily afford quick transit, and | churches, stores, and public facilities
hard surface roads over three sepa-i <renerally are of an extraordinarily
rate routes connect the North and high type. Pinehurst theater is fre-
South, converging at Pinehurst and t quently the place where new attract
Southern Pines. Washington is now | tions are given the first exhibit. The
regarded as an easy drive from these i hotels are among the best in* the
plans during the week to journey to
Raleigh, Greensboro or Charlotte on
Thursday to catch a glimpse of the
Democratic nominee for President,
Alfred E. Smith, Governor of New
Collie dogs, from the famous ken-' York, whose itinerary on his trip south
Dr. A. M. Brown of Franklin, Pa.,
a winter visitor of some years’ stand
ing, has broken ground for a new
home at Cross street and Indiana
avenue, plans for which were drawn
by Alfred Yeomans.
James S. Wadsworth of Geneseo, N.
y., a newcomer to the Sandhills last
season, plans to build at an early
date on property purchased from
Frank Buchan. Mr. Wadsworth is a
well-known horseman and will bring
several hunters here for the hunt
Eldridge Johnson, foifner Victor
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Many from Moore County will at
tend the meeting which Governor A.
W. McLean will address at Sanford
at 8 o^elock this evening. Gov. Mc
Lean will discuss the issues of the
campaign and plead for the undivided
support of North Carolina Democrats
for the entire ticket.
Yankees Win Four Straight.
The New York Yankees defeated
the St. Louis Cardinals four straight
games in the World's baseball Series,
with Babe Ruth starring in hitting
for the series, winding up with three
home runs in the final fame.
a branch of the famous Terhune Ken
nels and will have here many of the
dogs made famous in Mr. Terhune’s
stories in the Saturday Evening Post.
included short stops in all three of
these North Carolina cities. The
speech which Governor Smith was
slated to make in Raleigh was can
celled before the start of his southern
trip, but it was hoped that he would
make a few remarks from his train
there and in Greensboro and Char
COTTON GINNING IN STATE
AND COUNTY BEHIND 1927.
Ginning of cotton in North Carolina
prior to October 1st was practically
sixty per cent less than gin
ning prior to October 1st of last year,
according to U. S. Department of Ag
riculture figures. Only 66,072 bales
had been ginned as against 177,589 a
year ago. Moore County figures
showed 281 bales ginned this year as
compared with 1,328 a year ago.
SCORES HEAR SEC. DANIELS,
MRS. JERMAN AT CARTHAGE.
A large crowd turned out in Carth
age on Monday afternon to hear the
issues of the Presidential campaign
discussed by Josephus Daniels, for
mer Secretary of the Navy, and Mrs.
Palmer Jerman, a native of Moore
County and a gifted speaker. The
meeting was under the auspices of
the Democratic Executive committee,
of which S. R. Hoyle is chairman and
N. McN. Smith is secretary.
points for one day, and many drivers
make points farther north between
sunrise and sunset. Automobile tour
ists may come south by way of Wash
ington and Richmond, to Raleigh and
Southern Pines, by the Shenandoah
Valley from Harrisburg, Winchester,
and Roanoke to Greensboro and Pine
hurst, by the Shenandoah from Hag
erstown, Harper’s Ferry, Staunton
and Lynchburg to Durham and South
ern Pines and Pinehurst, all hard road
all the way, and open all the year.
These lines of travel lead through the
historic centers of Pennsylvania,
Maryland, Virginia and North Caro
lina, and cover the story of America’s
great Civil War of the early sixties.
Hard roads i»ass all the big battle
fields, which are still of surpassing
interest to the citizen, the school chil-
South. The Carolina at Pinehurst ia
the largest hotel in North Carolina.
The Pine Needles at Knollwood is the
most recent addition, opened this year
for the first time, and it is the last
word in hotel construction and ope
ration. The Highland Pines Inn at
Southern Pines is a fine institution in
the hands of capable men, and it is
filled during its season, as are all the
hotels, and the number is large, not
less than a dozen big houses afford
ing shelter for thousands of ^ests
all winter. The boarding houses and
cottages for rent also accommodate
Water and Milk Supply.
These villages have water supply
from the excellent natural water of
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