The pilot. (Vass, N.C.) 1920-current, August 14, 1931, Image 1
MOORE COUNTY’S leading news weekly THE A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding VOL. 11, NO. 37. VILLAGE COURT TO add wing for N. Y. brokerage firm Gammack & Company To Move Office From Southern Pines To Pinehurst >iarket square active When the Village Court building was ann^ounced at Pinehurst the pro jectors stated specifically that only a first unit was to be erected at the time and that later a further exten sion would broaden the plan. Two extensions are now under way, which will work out the original design on extremely attractive lines. T|0 the left of the entry of the present structure Keil Cameron has the framework up for a novel establishment, Mrs. Dana’s Antique Shop, which will be an in stitution in itself. The building is de- rached from the main structure, with the extension of the arcade as its main front, but with an approach from the space which separates the two buildings, and more or less of small park area about both of the buildings. At the right of the arcade will be more open space, and also a contact with the other wing which is i^ow under construction by the Jewell- Riddle Company. This building will be occupied by the brokerage firm of Gammack & Company, New York. The Antique Shop will have an in teresting restaurant in a part of the building, with antique features char acterizing it that it may fit in with the rest of the scheme, and a gallery above the lower flexor, also to be oc cupied by the antique influences, making an interesting retreat for the women as well as a utility in the way of shopping opportunities and dining. This will be in keeping with the basic idea conceived when the original build ing was planned. Brokerage Office Gammack & Company will |<x;cupy the wing at the other end, fronting on the main road with the main building, but also running through and around the end of the existing building to find an entry from the rear by way of the arcade, and sharing in the park ing design at the rear. The architec ture is by Holleyman, elaborating the pleasing note offered in the plans of (Please turn to page 5) Rockingham Defeated by Southern Pines V’isitors Lose Golf Match at Country Club by Score of 23 to 4 LAKEView PILOT FIRST IN ''-1 NEWS AND ADVERTISING of the Sandhill Territory of ^ e ♦Carolina Aberdeen, North Carolina Friday, August 14, 1931. FIVE CENTS G. L. Gallery to Wed Prominent S6ciety Girl of Wilmington, Del. Miss Katherine Hills, Bride-to- Be, Among Those Presented at Court of St. James in May Announcement is made by Mrs. William Samuel Hilles of Wilmington, Del., of the engagement of her daught er, Miss Katherine Lee Bayard Hilles, to George Lewis Callery, son of Mr. and Mrs. Dawson Callery of Pitts burgh and Southern Pines. Miss Hilles was educated' at the Misses Webb’s School in Wilmington. Villa Dieudonne in Paris, the Bald win School in Bryn Mawr and at Madame Rieffel’s French School in New York City. She made her debut in November, 1919. She is a former president of the Junior League of Wilmington and is n40w chairman of the international committee on arbi tration and admissions recently ap pointed by the national board of the Ass,ociation of Junior Leagues of America. She was presented at the Court of St. James .on May 20 of this year. Miss Hilles is a granddaughter of the late Thomas F. Bayard, secre tary of state under President Cleve land, and the first ambassador to the Court of St. James. Mr. Calleiy was educated at the Paul Ransom Sch,ool and the Hun School of Princeton, N. J., and con tinued his education abroad for sever al year^ His father and grandfather have been been identified with rail way utilities for many years in Pi'-ts- burgh. He is a member of the Pitts burgh Golf Club, the Fox Chapel Golf Club and the Allegheny Country Club. He is well known throughout the Sandhills, having spent considerable time her during the past several winters. Poultry Association To Meet in Aberdeen Dr. Orton of Statesville Will Be Speaker at Community House Next Eriday Nigiht Southern Pines golfers gave their neighbors from Rockingham a fairly sound spanking on the Country Club course here Wednesday afternioon, rolling up 24 points to the opponents’ 4. A number of matches were closer, however, than the score indicated, go ing to the 18th green be:^ore the points Were decided. The match was played in four somes, with the following results: Wilson-Cook, SP, defeated Dix-T. T. Smith, R, 3-0; Woodward-Frank Page, SP, defeated Pittman-Braswell, R, 3-0; Clark-Shepard, SP, defeated Smith-Phillips, R, 3-0; Dr. Daniels- Jordan, SP, defeated Walker-Hardi- son, R, 3-0; Weathersp^oon and Davis, SP, tied James and R. Cole, R, 1 1-2 to 1 1-2; Vetterlein-Montgomery, SP, defeated Cloud-Jones, R, 3-0; John- son-M. Grover, SP, defeated Culber- son-Newell, R, 2-1; Ferguson-M^orri- son, SP, defeated A. Page, W. B. Cole, R, 2-1, and Stevens and Mait land Grover of Southern Pines de feated Dockery and Boyd of Rocking ham, 2 3-2 to 1-2. T^otals, S. P.—23, Rockingham—4. Southern Pines plays in Raleigh iiext Wednesday. Dr. Orton, poultry specialist, of Statescville, will make the principal address at the meeting of the Moore County Poultry Association which will be held in the Aberdeen Community House on Friday evening, August 21, according to R. L. Mayfield. As usual, a banquet will be one of the outstand ing features of the meeting. The poultrymen will be welcomed by Qounty Commissioner G. C. Sey mour, and R. L. Mayfield will pre side over the business session. This will be one of the most important meetings of the season and problems of vital interest will be discussed. Cards will be mailed to all members, n,otifying them of the meeting, and they are expected to communicate with Mrs. W. P. Worsham of Aber deen if they can attend. Any who wish to become members of the associa tion are invited to attend this meet ing and join. Special entertainment features wlil be provided by Miss Alma Gunner and Mrs. Grady Burney. COUNTY HOME FARM ON “LIVE-AT-HOME” BASIS CLEM WRENN RETURNS TO MAKE FUTURE HOME HERE Clem Wrenn, former president of the Bank of Wilkes at Wilkesboro ’'^'Mch suffered losses through bank ing law violations several years agjp, been granted executive clemency by Governor Gardner, and has rfetum- to join his family in Southern I^ines, where he intends to make his future home. In his report of the Agricultural committee, of which he is chairman, Gprdon Cameron told the Kiwanis Club Wednesday of the fine work be ing done by County Agent E. H. Gar rison at the County Home. The com mittee had made a visit to the farm operated by the residents of the Home, and repjorted that under Gar rison’s supervision the men had the farm on a paying basis and the home almost self-sustaining. Mr. Cameron also reported on visits of inspection i^o the colored settle ments of the community to &ee how home gardens starred this spring had fared. The committee found those in West Southern Pines had done the best. PEACH SEASON ABOUT OVER The peach season is practically over in the Sandhills. This week’s prices were some better than previous weeks, but the season was not profitable to the growers owing to the lack of northern demand due to the depres sion. Pinehurst in 1895 Francis Deaton Tells of First Meial the Day He Drove The First Stake “I am reminded of the difference between this and my first meal in Pinehurst,” said Francis Deaton at the Kiwanis Club luncheon in the Pinehurst Community Church Wed nesday iTjOon. “That first meal was eaten sitting on a log from a lunch basket carried from Aberdeen, and the date was June 11, 1895. There wasn’t a building in Pinehurst ex cept a ranshackle mill and a hay shelter, and we had to walk .^o far for water that by the time we got it back to cur log it was almost t,oo warm to drink.” Mr. Deaton drove the first stakes in laying out Pinehurst that day. “And now look at the darned thing.” TUFTS WINS GOLF HONORS IN EVENT IN NEW ENGLAND Many Sandhills Residents En joying Summer at Berkshire Hunt and Country Club DONALD ROSS CARDS 79 Lenox, Mass., Aug. 12.—(Special to The Pilot)—Richard S. Tufts, crack Pinehurst golfer, spending a larger part of the summer at the Berkshire Hunt and Country Club in Lenox, Mass., won first honiors in the second division of the annual invitation tour nament at Pittsfield, Mass., last Sat urday. To gain the finals Tufts de feated some of the best golfing talent in New England. Donald J. Ross was a visit«or at the club last week, and carded a 79 over the long course here on his first round. Mr. Ross is engaged in build ing and re-building several golf courses in New England. I. C. Sledge spent several days at the club last week, en route to Pine hurst frjom Boston. He expressed' himself as very pleased with the nat ural beauty and setting of the club and grounds. Albert Tufts, of Pinehurst, arrived at the club last Sunday from Sara nac Lake, where he had been visiting his father, Leonard Tufts. He will be at the club for some time visiting Mr. and Mrs. Richard S. Tufts. Harold Callaway of Charlotte, is the club golf pro. He was j^ormerly connected with the Pinehurst Coun try Club in the employ of Donald J. Ross. He has played a stellar brand of golf throughout the Berkshires all thr,ough the season, and has lowered the record twice for the summer on the club course. He will return to Pinehurst this fall. E. G. Fitzgerald, manager of the Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst, returned from the Greystone Inn at Roaring Gap a few days ago. He is in charge pf the club here. J. B. Lloyd, an ardent golfer from Pinehurst, is a member of the club and plays the course almost daily. A. T. Robertson, Jr., editor of the Pinehurst Outlook, visited the club last week-end. The management ,of the club has arranged to publish a daily bulletin of events at the club which com pares in many respects with the Sandhills Daily News, published by The Pilot, Inc., during the winter season. It is edited by the assistant on the Pinehurst Outlook. BIG TOBACCO COMPANIES TO SEND BUYERS' HERE “We expect most of the regular buyers back and plenty of good t(0- bacco to sell,’' said William Maurer when asked about the plans for the opening of the tobacco market here next month. *‘A11 the first line com panies will be represented on the Abgerdeen market,” he said. A Cham ber of Commerce meeting is planned for the near future to stimulate in terest in the local market. NEGRO IN HOME IN SOUTHERN PINES IS ROUTEDM COLLIE Town Board Considers Increase in Police Force after Attack at Day Residence HAYES BOOKSHOP ENTERED More police officers and a more ef ficient alarm system are being con sidered by the Board of Ciiommission- ers in Southern Pines as the result of serious disturbances to the peace and quiet of the city last Saturday night. Several houses were entered during the evening, and in one instance only the spirit and bravery of a collie d,og prevented a serious crime. \ colored men entered the home of Mrs. Etta Day on South Ashe street. Believed crazed with liquor or dope, he attacked Mrs. Day and her aged m,other, and had knocked Mrs. Day to the floor when the collie leaped through the open window through which the intruder had entered and frightened him off. Mrs. Day was bruised but not seriously injured. Her mother, Mrs. Annie Siegman, suffer ed from shock. Soon after telephone calls sounded the alarm, a posse was organized. The negro, said to be short and wearing glassed, was believed to have hopped a freight train for Sanford. Officers were despatched there and blqod- hounds put on the trail. One arrest was made but the man captured was not the one sought, though he was also wanted on a forgery charge. To date Mrs. Day’s assailant has eluded his pursuers. The same night the Hayes Bo^ok- shop on Broad street was entered and several watches taken from a case. Judge Windham reported his house entered, the man escaping by dropping fro ma second story win dow. Judge Windham fired several shfOts after him. Others in the same neighborhood reported attempts to break in their homes. One Added to Force Mayor D. G. Stutts called a meet ing of the Board of T,own Commission ers on Tuesday night to discuss the situation and it was voted to add Paiviolman Kelly, who has been on duty on a temporary basis, to the regular force. Many residents de manded furHier increase in the size of the force, and a mSre adequate police alarm system. The matter was fully discussed by the commissioners and referred to the Law and Ordi- (nance Committee for investigation, its leqommendations to be considered by the full board at its next meet ing. Charles Patch, A. B. Yeomans and E. C. Stevens comprise this com mittee. The trouble is laid by many to non resident negroes who have been in the neighborhood during the peach picking season and who were paid off last Saturday. There was considerable excitement that night in West South ern Pines, necessitating the pres ence of town police there to restore order. MANY FLIERS PAY VISITS TO KNOLLWOOD AIRPORT Recent visitors at the Knollwood Airport included Dr. F. B. Lee of Washington, D. C., who stopped for gas en route to Havana, Cuba in his Travelaire. J. T. Allen flew in last Thursjday to see Inspector Minick, who was here that day from Max- ton for his monthly visit. I. Montrose Tull of Chapel Hill dropped down in his Waco one day, and Joe Garside flew over in his new monoplane from Rockingham. Dr. A. D. Parrott of Kinston and his ^on John were visitors in their D. H. Moth Sunday momkig. C. N. Pickell flew over from Kinston a week ago in his Wacco and C. Glenn Bar ton of Candor was a visitor in his Waco last Sunday. The field is in splendid condition^ a'nd rapidly becoming a . favorite stopping off place for fliers over North Carolina. STEAL GAS FROM CARS Gasoline was stolen from the tanks of three cars in Aberdeen one night among the losers being County Com missioner G. C. Seymour and Mayor Henry Blue. New Feature Home Building Page in This Issue First of a Series To Appear in The Pilot With this week’s issue The Pilot introduces a new feature, a Home Building Page. Through arrange- rnents with the Ladies Home Journ al,, an attractive but inexpensive house will be presented each week. The plans for these houses will be supplied by The Pilot to anyone in terested. On this page also will be carried news of new building in prospect or operation in the Sand hills, and general news and gossip of the building trades. The purpose of this page is two fold. The Pi](0t hopes that through the attractive houses shown it may stimulate an interest in new homes here, and homes of architectural distinction within the means of the average man, homes of which the community may be proud. Second ly, it hopes to develope business for the contractor and builder, which in turn means business for ill. We call your attention to Page 5, the first in the series to ap pear weekly in The Pilot. —THE EDITORS. 70-CENT TAX RATE PROBABLE, STATES CHAIRMAN CURRIE Head of County Commission Looks for 33 1-3 Per Cent Reduction in Taxes BUDGET IS CONSIDERED At Cheraw To Plan Big U. S. Celebration Sandhills Representatives on Committee To Make Comple tion of Highway Memorable Dr. L. B. McBrayer and Shields Cameron of Southern Pines and Frank Shamburger and E. T. McKeith- en of Aberdeen are attending a meet ing ill Cheraw, S. C., today as mem bers of the committee to formulate plans for the big celebratipn of the completion of the hard-surfacing of U. S. Highway No. 1, to be held there next month. All cities and towns along the famous highway are to have rep resentatives at this meeting, and an effort will be made stimulate not only state-wide but eastern-seaboard wide interest in the forthcoming event. The last of the hard-surfacing of j this road will have been completed by I the time of the celebration, putting j No. 1 in the pink of qondition for tourist travel from the Canadian bor der to the Gulf of Mexico. The pur pose of the celebration is to awaken an interest in the public to the advan tages pf this route in planning winter trips south, and organizing those along the route in an effective body to keep the people “U. S. 1-minded.” Committees Named For Kiwanis Convention Johnson Announces Plans For Carolina District Meeting at Pinehurst October 21, 22, 23 Qommittee chairmen for the annual convention of the Carolinas district of Kiwanis International were an nounced by General Chairman J. Tal bot Johnson at the weekly meeting of the Kiwanis Club of Aberdeen, held at the Pinehurst Qommunity Church Wednesday noon. The convention is to be held in Pinehurst October 21, 22 and 23. Those who will have charge of the various activities are: Attendance, Frank Buchan; Recep tion, R. L. Hart; Registration, I. C. Sledge; Golf, Willard Dunlop; Music, Charles Picquet; Banquet, Col. P. G. Hawes; Dance, J. V. Healy, and Ladies, Mrs. Frank Shamburger. Mr. Johnson stated that the qual ifying round of the annual golf tour nament would be held Wednesday af ternoon, the 21st, with the cup play the following aftenv>on. He also stat ed that the Duke University orches tra had been engaged to play for the dance and the annual banquet. Prom inent speakers have been invited to the banquet to be announced at a la ter date. AT THE MOVIES A meeting of the Board of Qounty Commissioners was held on Thursday, the most f>f the time being given over to the hearing of complaints as to property valuations. A tentative hud- gte was considered, and although def inite figures can not be given out yet. Chairman Wilbur Currie is |of the opinion that the new tax rate for the county will be around seventy cents, a reduction of approximately thirty- three and one third per cent as com pared to last year’s rate. A considerable delegation from Sandhills township was in Carthage Wednesday attending the hearing of the commissioners on valuations in the township. The assurance of the commissioners was that the appeals would be given consideration. A rath er definite sentiment seemed to pre sent itself in the view that valua- ti,ons on some of the property own ed by residents of the winter colo nies tended to run to a figure too high. It was argued that as much leniency as possible should be shown the new comers as they are taking up a fair burden of the c,osts of government in the county. Another source of complaint came from some of the folks who thought too much of the old values of dilapi dated buildings was considered. Struc tures tl^t were once serviceable, barns, packhouses, etc^., are said by some owners to be held too high. Various protests of one kind or another were laid before the commis sioners, and assurance was given that the matter will be looked into. No complaints were heard of anything being too low. Total May Be Lower It was impossible to obtain posi tive figures on very much, as the tax board was busy with visitors and had not yet counted up the total of Sandhills township valuations. But as nearly as rough estimates could be secured the tentative figures indi cate that the final values of Sandhills property will show that the original assessmefnt of the three assessor# will be lower than the total assess ment at the last four-year per iod, rather than more, as was report ed. It is also announced by the grape vine telegraph that the revision made by the committee compiosed of the three township assessors and the men who with them revised the original assessments will not differ very greatly from the original assessments. Some increases of values, some de creases, s^ome shifting of location from Sandhills into other townships, and some duplications of assesment through the repetition of the work that was begun early in the year, then discontinued t,o await the ac tion of the legislature, then taken up later, all entered into the situation. But as the reports from the assess ors were taken to the board at Car thage before they could all be straightened out in Aberdeen this du plication was not caught up with at the time, although it was quickly un covered as the work progressed. It will take a little further time before the entire list of sheets is tabulated, and then the reports will be announc ed. Miss Maida Jenkins and E. C. Matheson left Tuesday for Asheville to attend a meeting of county com missioners and accountants. BROTHER OF COMMISSIONER SEYMOUR DIES SUDDENLY Thurs., Fri., Sat., Aug. 13, 14, 15— “The Secret Call,” with Peggy Shan non and Richard Arlen. Mon., Tues., Wed., Aug., 17, 18, 19— Ruth Chatterton in “The Magnificent Lie.” J. S. Seym,our, brother of County Commissioner G. C. Seymour, C. W. Seymour and 0. L. Seymour, all of Aberdeen, died suddenly at his home in Bowman, Georgia Monday night, Augrust 3d after a heart attack. He was 41 yearg of age. Surviving, be sides his brothers here, are his wife and five children and fine sister, Mrs. Sanford Mpon of Bowman. The mem bers of the family residing in Aber deen attended the funeral held in the Georgia town last week.