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VOL. 8, NO. 48.
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 16, 1928
VASS, N. C.
Jewell-Riddle Co. to Start Work
On County Institution
Sits in Orchestra Pit and Ope
rates New Toy, but it’s
PINEBLUFF INN i
, LEASEDTONEW 1
PROPOSES TOWN MANAGER PLAN
ESTIMATE IS $167,000,
The Moore County Hospital is about
to become a reality.
Ground will be broken at once, and
the cornerstone laid with fitting: cere
monies in the near future.
At a meeting* of the Hospital com-
Edward Salmon, Prominent Wis-
i consin Hotel Man, to Ope-
I rate Property.
WILL OPEN DECEMBER 1ST.
“Doesn’t he play well?”
I never knew Charlie Picquet play
ed the organ.”
This must be the new organ they
talked about putting in when the fall ! Pinebluff Inn at Pinebluff, built
rains drowned the old one, but why ! in 1925 at a cost of nearly $150,000,
doesn’t Miss Erson play it?” , .
did Charlie become an or-
mittee held in Pinehurst Tuesday af-lyou have been overhearing
expressions i j„„ediate
! has been leased for a term of five
years to Edward Salmon, a promi
nent hotel man of Beloit, Wis., who
ternoon the trustees voted to pro
ceed at once with the plans, and
awarded the contract for the new
building to the Jewell-Riddle Company
of Sanford on their estimate of $167,-
lobby of the Carolina Theatre at Pine-
Mr. Salmon arrived in Southern
hurst if you have been attending the'^^f'
«spvPT*ai u u u automobile mimediately to Pmebluff
several goods shows which have been i • a xu o xt i.
put on there of late. ^ m company with Arthur S. Newcomb,
u 4. 4-u- close touch with
(jrowing curious about this new tal-; ^ 4^- .c
i-_x Tk.. : PinebluiT properties for some time,
ent of Manager Picquet s, our tire-; j w xu . i*
This figure, it is understood, is pro- | less reporter edged his way down i transfer
visional. The contracting firm agrees! front the other nif;ht to see if Charlie pi'operty under leasehold
to make every possible effort to re-1 really was manipulating the stops and | m, v
duce the cost of some of the sub- j pedals and things that make an organ
contracts and to share with the hos- (go. It was certainly the major domo
himself sitting down there in the or-
pital its profit in the job.
It was also unofficially reported
after the meeting that there is a pos
sibility of additional financial aid
from the Duke Foundation, which has
already made a generous donation to
the building fund. This is predicated
upon the success of the local hospital
committee in raising certain sums in
the county toward the building and
Fund Campaifirn On.
Committees are already at work
with renewed vigor on the campaign
„. , . , . large hotels in the North and South
chestra pit, and certainly music was .r- , .
1.x A.U 'or 15 years, and is president of the
Mr. Salmon, who is a brother-in-
law of Harry Vale, a new comer to
Southern Pines, has been operating
coming out of whatever Charlie was
Fun While It Lasts.
But we were disappointed. Charlie
can’t play an organ at all. In fact,
it isn’t even an organ. It’s an orches-
trola ,or something like that, and
plays from Victrola records which
amplify all over the theatre and sound
just like a nice, big, pipe organ.
Charlie just sits down there and
keeps the thing going, changing rec
to raise the necessary additional funds | ords at the proper time, changing
tc cover the cost of construction and, tempo, changing I’Allegro and I’Pen-
equipment, and judging from the en- seroso and Lycidas—well, we don't
thusiasm displayed at the meeting
Tuesday and several committee meet
ings held since then, there is every
know much about music but whatever
you do to vary the volume of sound
and chang/e the speed and all that.
reason to believe that the fund will j Charlie does with his new orchestrola,
not only be raised but over-subscribed, and has a grand time. It's his new
Work on the site will begin Mon
day. The location is on the Pine-
hurst-Carthage highway, at the cross
toy, and as it isn’t going to last long,
let him havt his fling.
Pretty soon the new organ comes.
Salmon Hotel Company which ope
rates the Old Mission House on Made
line Island, Lake Superior. For some
years he has also owned and operated
Bonne Villa, one of the leadings inns
at Orlando, Fla., a hotel which he
built several years ago.
In Operation Three Years.
The Pinebluff Inn has been in ope
ration for three years. At the close
of last winter’s season the lessees va
cated the property, removing the fur
nishings. Mr. Salmon will furnish at
once, and plans considerable redeco
ration and painting and expects to
have the inn ready for guests by the |
first of next month. , j
Pinebluff Inn is beautifully situated i
just off the main highway, Route 50, j
on a high bluff overlooking some of
the most picturesque country in this
section. It is one of tht most attract
tive hotel buildings in the South, and
DR. W. C. MUDGETT
Hundreds Brave Rain
For Horseshoe Unveiling
ing of the old Yadkin road. Water!and then Charlie’s day is over and he
lines have alreadv been laid to con-1 has to put on his dinner coat and go
nect with the Pinehurst water sys
tem, and everything is ready to pro
ceed with the rapid progress of the
work. In this connection a word is
to be said for Pete Pender. At a
critical stage of the discussion in
committee, Mr. Pender suggested that
a good deal of time had been given
up to talking about a hospital, and
“Now,” he said, ‘let us quit talking
and build the hospital.” His optimism
was infectious and a vote at once said
back to the lobby and greet the folks
and not have any fun at all.
HIGHLAND PINES INN
READY FOR OPENING,
ed to be one of the leading hotels of
the Sandhills section of the Carolinas.
The new management announces that
no effort will be spared to make the
comfortable and attractive for
the winter season.
to proceed. , , j. agement reports an unusual demand
Contributions will be asked from ,
everybody to help along this strictly
Moore County institution . Any sums i
will be received gladly, from a dollar |
up, and announcements will be made
later as to the places where the
money may be paid. As it is to be a
hospital for everybody, it is desired
that all shall take an interest in
Paint brushes, mops, brooms, rakes j UNDERWRITERS IN
and shoves have been applying the, SESSION AT PINEHURST.
finishing touches to the Highland >
Pines Inn, Southern Pines, and Southeastern Underwriters op
ened a three-day session at the Car
olina in Pinehurst on Monday with
the preparation by the executive com
mittee of a report to be submitted to
the general meeting yesterday morn-
reported in readiness for the official
opening for the 1928-9 season on next
Tuesday, November 20th. The man-
COL. ALSTON DESCENDANT,
AGED SIX, AT UNVEILING.
Little Maria Alston Davis, six
f years- okl, - took part In the unveil
ing of the bronze tablet to com
memorate the battle at the House
in the Horseshoe last Saturday.
Maria, the daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. R. A. Davis, of 105 North
Fifth street, W.lming'^on. N C , i.s
a descendant of Col. Philip Alston,
whose bravery was responsible for
the rout of Fanning’s men on the
Deep River in those troublous Ri'v-
olutionary days, and she came over
from Wilmington to share in the
ceremonies of the D. A. R on the
occasion of the unveiling.
Impressive Exercises by Daugh
ters of the Revolution to
for early accommodations and serv
ice will be 100 per cent from the open-
The staff arrived during
Ross W. McCain, of Hartford,
the past week, the uniforms are out _ -j . ^
„ 1 1 Conn., president of the association,
of moth balls and every apron pressed
MRS. F. H. JONES HURT
IN AUTOMOBILE COLLISION.
Mrs. F. H. Jones, of Hartford,
Conn., is in the hospital at Sanford
suffering from a fractured skull,
broken collarbone and lacerated hands
and arms as the result of a collision
between the car in which she and her
husband were driving and a car be
longing to Casey Jones, gas and oil
dealer, on the highway this side of
Cameron Mr and Mrs Jones recent
ly leased a house in Southern Pines
for the winter.
The accident occurred at night when
the cars sideswiped each other in
passing, turning the F. H. Jones car
over and throwing Mrs. Jones out.
The grounds about the inn have been
put in excellent condition, and Wey
mouth Heights assumes its most at
tractive coat of fall colors.
Workmen have also been busy dur
ing the past week preparing the
Hollywood Hotel for an early open
ing, and much is being done this year
to impove the attractiveness of this
inn . Another few weeks will see all
the Sandhills hostelries open and the
season on in full blast.
was in control of proceedings. Pres
ent also were J. H. Hines, of Atlanta,
vice president ,and Joseph S. Raine,
also of Atlanta, secretary. More than
1.50 representatives from about 240
fire insurance companies throughout
the United States attended the gen
The business transacted consisted
Mrs. Alfred Yeomans
Dies in Southern Pines
Long a Winter Resident rnd
Mother of Prominent Local
Mrs. Alfred Yeomans, for some
years a winter resident here, died at
her home in Southern Pines on Satur
day following a brief illness. Mrs.
Yeomans, who was a Misc Ramsey,
from Maryland, was the widow of Dr.
Alfred Yeomans, a well-known Presby-
of discussions o ftechnical details of minister. She is survived by
two daughters, Mrs. Francis King,
BOY SCOUTS COUNCIL HAS
ANNUAL MEET IN SANFORD
The annual meeting of the Walter
Hines Page Council, Boy Scouts of
America, was held at the Wilrik Ho
tel in Sanford last evening with E.
C. Stevens, of Southern Pines, pre
siding. Dinner was served before the
meeting, after which was held the an
nual election of officers, discussion of
the budget and the outline of the pro
. gram for the year’s work, details of
Her condition is reported as fa''"*'-' will be published in next week’s
the underwriting business of the fire
insurance companies and general wel
fare matters of the fire insurance bus
iness. Between sessions much golf
FOREST PROTECTION ASS’N.
HAS ANNUAL MEETING.
REV. MR. STIMSON CALLED BY |
SO. PINES BAPTIST CHURCH.]
KNOLLWOOD DIRECTORS TO
HOLD ANNUAL MEETING.
The Rev. J. Fred Stimson has been
called to the pastorate of the First
Baptist Church in Southern Pines,
and assumed his new charge last Sun
day. Mr. Stimson comes to the Sand
hills from Lenoir. His last church
was at Aulando, N. C- He is a young
•nan of pleasing personality aiid in
the three sermons which he has
preached at the Southern Pines
church, two prior to his call, he has
won his way into the hearts of the
church members who predict for him
a long and pleasant pastorate.
The directors of Knollwood, In
corporated, will hold their annual
meeting at Pinehurst Friday, and the
report they will receive of the year’s
work is spoken of by Knollwood rep
resentatives as one that will be pleas
ing to the management. E. J. Bar
ber, of New York, and others from
distant points, are expected, and the
presumption is that they will outline
plans for further aggressive work of
the kind that has brought the results
that make Knollwood this year the
outstanding factor in local progress.
The annual meeting of the Moore
County Forest Protective Association,
a branch of the North Carolina For
est Service, will be held at the Pine
hurst Community House at 2:30
o’clock this afternoon . Plans for
further extension of the work of sup
pressing forest fires in this section
and a review of the efforts of the
past along this line will be discussed
and officers for the current year
elected. Gordon Cameron is the pres
ent chairman and L. L. Biddle 2d sec
retary and treasurer.
whose books on gardening are known
in this country and abroad, and Miss
Mary Yeomans, of Southern Pines,
and by three sons, Alfred Yeomans,
the landscape designer and architect,
who has designed many houses and
gardens in this section, Edward Yeo
mans, now a resident of California
and distinguished as a writer and edu
cator, and Charles Yeomans, of Chi
cago, a manufacturer.
i Several hundred people gathered
} last ^,|.urday at the house in the
I Horsesjfc^e, on iJeep River, 10 miles
, north of Carthage, the home of Col.
! Philip Alston, a Revolutionary patriot,
I and later the home of Governor Ben
Williams, to witness the unveiling of
a marker erecteci^^by the Alfred Moore
chapter, Daughters of the American
Revolution, to commemorate the bat
tle of the Horseshoe, on July 29, 1781,
in which Colonel Alston and a band
of patriots engaged in a skirmish
j with Da'-id Fannini*,; and his Tories.
The marker conFi?t<^ f a bronze
tablet about 24 by 30 inches with the
inscription: “House in the Horse
Shoe. Here occurred the skirmish be
tween a band of patriots under Col.
Philip Alston and the Tories under
Fanning July 29, 1781.” This is
placed on a granite boulder about five
feet high erected on the lawn near
the road. The old house, now the home
of John Wilcox, clerk of ihe superior
court of Moore County and a descend
ant of Colonel Alston was appropri
ately decorated with American flags.
Judge Adams Speaks.
Mrs. J. Talbot Johnson ,of Aber
deen, presided. After music by the
fifth field artillery band of Fort
Bragg, a bugle call by Scout Robert
Abel, Southern Pines, and the singing
of America, Rev. T. A. Cheatham, of
Pinehurst, offered the invocation, then
followed the salute to the flag and
address of welcome to Moore County
and the house hy John WilcOx, with
response by Mrs. J. A. Brown, of
Chadborn. Mrs. James Swett, of
Southern Pines, regent of the chap
ter, welcomed the visitors, on behalf
of the Daughters with response by
Mrs. H. A. London, of Pittsboro, a
great niece of Colonel Alston. W. J.
Adams, of Carthage, justice of su-
Dr. W. C. Mudgett Sponsors
Move for Salaried Executive
With Power to Act.
GROWTH DEMANDS CHANGE
NEW TELEPHONE BUILDING
IS NEARING COMPLETION.
The new telephone building at
Aberdeen is rapidly nearing comple
tion. Partitions are going up on the
inside and all will soon be in readi
ness for the transfer of equipment
and erection of the exchange board
through which future calls in Aber
deen will clear.
'*Mrs. Yeomans was also related by
marriage to the Boyd family of South-, preme court of North Carolina, gave
em Pines, Dr. Yeoman’s sister hav- ;the historical sketch of the skirmish
ing been the wife of James Boyd who' He said that Colonel Alston, who was
came here 26 years ago. >a native of Halifax county, moved to
Patient yet alert, firm yet generous j Moore, then Cumberland county, be-
and quick to understand, at once spir
itual, humorous and keen, she will al
ways stand in the minds of those who
knew her a bright and stirring mem
ory, the flower of the older genera
tion and its message to our own.
A brief service for the immediate
family was held in the house on Sun
day by the Rev. Marcus A. Brownson.
The funeral took place on Monday in
Orange, N. J., where Dr. Yeomans is
buried and had his last charge.
Charles Day, of Wellsville, N. Y.,
has leased an apartment in The Ger
trude, Southern Pines, and will spend
the winter in the Sandhills.
fore the Revolutionary war, where he
became a prominent and leading citi
zen. David Fanning was a native of
Johnston county, and was originally
a whig, but upon meeting and being
robbed by a band of Whigs, he joined
the Tories and was active in their be
Three Hour Battle.
The battle at the house lasted about
three hours, and bullet holes in the
weather boarding of the house from
the guns of the Tories can be plainly
seen now. Judge Adams said that
Mrs. Alston was the heroine of the
A movement is taking shape quietly
to bring about a more aggressive gov
ernment in Southern Pines. Dr. W.
C. Mudgett, speaking to The Pilot of
the proposition, said yesterday:
“The town has reached the point
where it can no longer get the best
results for a town of its character
without a business management with
responsibility to take decisive steps,
and with a capable manager who is a
man of business experience, engineer
ing qualifications, and the other char-
acteristics that make of him an exe
cutive who can deal with big things
on the basis that big things require.*'^
The conditions that prompt the doc
tor to express his opinions are the
peculiar position of the town, the bus
iness involved, its financial income
and outlay, its relation to the big
business of attracting visitors to the
resort community, and the need of
handling them when they come here
in a manner that will satisfy them
and bring them back again, and their
friends with them.
Annual Income $150,000.
Southern Pines, the doctor says, has
an assessed value of three million
dollars and an annual income in taxes
and public revenue of $150,000 a
year. To make the most of the large
sum of money requires more time and
attention than the mayor and board
of commissioners can give, for these
men have their own affairs to look
after, and they can not give of their
time and effort *nd he ready at any
minute to take up town affairs at the
neglect of their own. And especially
as they contribute their work without
any pay except thr one hundj->d dol
lar salary which attaches to the may
or’s office. The mayor and the com
missioners have been men of ability
through practically the whole history
of the town. They have never be
come entanged in political differences.
They have done good work, have been
projjressive, and they have accepted
the criticism of many people at times
when the board has been bold enough
to take steps in advance of what
seemed to many to be necessary. But
they have accomplished distinct and
creditable results, and will probably
go Mlong in that way if men can be
found who will continue to accept the
increasing responsibilities which must
continue to take more of their time
Salaried Executive Needed.
But it is becoming impossible for
number of the think ng citizens to con
tinue to give increasng time and
energy, for nothing, to the commun
ity, while they must neglect their own
work to do it. The town has grown
too big, Dr. Murgett thinks, to try to
carry on with an unpaid administra
tion, and it is this which is calling a
numbe of the thinking citizens to con
sider a town manager pretty soon in
the future. And it is argued that the
manager needs to be a man who can.
earn a salary of five or six thousand*
dollars a year, and give service by his
initiation, his ability to accept and.
meet big. issues, and to put Southern
Pines prominently before many more
possible visitors, and to make it a
much more attractive place for the
visitors than it is. Four per cent af
the annual income of Southern Pines
would pay a competent manager six
thousand dollars a year, and Dr.
Mudgett thinks a man who is big
enough for the job, and who could
handle it ably would earn many times
that amount of money, besides mak
ing the government much more pro-,
fi table to the people.
Pinehurst Good Example.
Pinehurst is an example of the ef
ficiency of a town manager. Over
there the corporation is in the hands
of one of the most able business man
agers in Central North Carolina, and
Pinehurst can take decisive action on
any subject on a minute’s notice. The
result is a solidity of policy and ac
tion which permits Pinehurst to get
much g?-eater efficiency from every
move it makes in dealing with its
public questions. Southern Pines can
not be a Pinehurst in the matter of
local government, but it can use the
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