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VOL. 15, NO. 50.
^ PIM EBLUFP
FIRST IN NEWa»
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen, Nc.rth Carolina, Friday, November 9, 1934.
T. S. BURGESS, 67,
Prominent Citizen Built Many
of Town’s Fine Buildinfjs
Mid-Pines Country Clubhouse Here Sold on Monday
BORN IN CHATHAM CO.
Once again The Pilot is called upon
to chronicle the untimely passing ot
an old and honored citizen, a good
friend, and a good neighbor.
Thomas S. Burgess returned from
Highsmith Hospital two weeks ago
apparently improved after a severe
illness, but suffering a relapse was
carried back on Saturday night and
passed away early Monday morning.
His loss will be keenly felt by the
The Baptist Church was filled for
funeral services held at 11 o’clock
Wednesday morning, the Kev. J.
Fred Stimson officiating. A quartet
comprising J. B. Gifford, S. B.
Richardson, Albert Adams and Shields
Cameron rendered a song service. In
terment at Mount Hope Cemetery
followed the church service. The pall
bearers were Otto and Arthur
Ellis, George, Dwight and Eugene
Poe, and W. Henderson. Honorary
bearer,s were \V. N. Crain, Hugh Bet-
terley, E. V. Perkinson, R. L. Chan
dler, C. T. Patch, Harry Lewis, I. F.
Chandler ,Scott Newton, H. E. Throw
er, A. S. Ruggles, Dr. W. C. Mud-
gett, Chan S. Page, Alton McLean,
Clarence Eds^pn, Lawrence Grover,
P. F. Buchan, D. W. Stevick and
Mr. Burgess was born near Pitts-
boro, Chatham county, May 24, 1867,
and came to Southern Pines in 1892
where, on October 29th, 1903 he mar
ried Miss Mollie Poe.
Bi^ Property Owner
In addition to being an extensive
property owner Mr. Burgess was one
one the leading building contractors
of the sestion. His own buildings in
Soutiiern Pines include the Burgess
BIock at the corner of East Broad
street and New Hampshire avenue, oc
cupied by the Page Motor Company,
the Elite Dress Shop, the McLean
Furniture Company and the Coffee
Shop: also the Burgess-Perkinson
Building in w'hich are located the
Central Carolina Company’s offices
and plant and The Valet, dry clean
ers; also his home on East Broad
street and the Edson residence next
Buildings erected by him include
the Mudgett Building on West Broad
street, constructed from plans by Ay-
mar Embury in 1923. He has prob.
ably built in all some 40 residences
in Southern Pines. One of his first
contracts here was the old Ordway
Store building on West Broad .street
which later housed the once famous
Perkins restaurant. The building now
occupied by Baker’s Food Shop and
others was afterwards erected on the
Mr. Burgess was a member of Al
pha Lodge 182, I. O. U. F., Wood
men of the World, Knights of Py
thias, and was treasurer of the Bap
tist Church. He was indifferent to
public office, though he did serve
two terms as a Town Commissioner.
Surviving the deceased are his
widow, and a sister, Mrs. Russie El
lis of Durham and fourteen nieces
and fourteen nephews.
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Demo^^c Party Sweeps
Natiori^S^^^e and County
in EndoTss^^ent of F.D.R.
MRS. BOYD HEADS
IN SOUTHERN PINES
J. Sprunt Hill, Financier, State
Senator, Buys Mid-Pines Club
Reorjjanized Chapter Elects Of
ficers and Makes Plans for
TO MEET ON TUESDAY
The Southern Pines Chapter of the
Moore County Hospital Auxiliary, in
active for some time, is to be re
vived this winter and alreorly plans
are under way for making one of
the most valuable adjuncts to the
ho.‘!pital. At a recent meeting the fol
lowing officers were elected to in
augurate and carry on the work:
Mrs. Jackson H. Boyd, president;
Mrs. William C. Mudgett, vice pres
ident; Mrs. Emmet French, secre
tary and treasurer. Committee chair
men have been appointed as follows:
Finance, Mrs. Jamie Dickie; Ways
& Means, Mrs. Clara Pushee; Mem-
'oership, Mrs. Mudgett, E^ablicity, Mrs.
Eugene C. Stevens; Garden, Mrs. H.
H. Beckwith; Visiting, Mrs. E. T.
Chapman; Birthday Club, Mrs. M.
The chapter will meet at the
Southern Pines Country Club on Tues
day afternoon next, November 13th,
at 3 o’clock. Each chapter of the
Auxiliary is responsible for the up
keep of some part of the hospital
equipment, such a,s linen, china, etc..
and this meeting is being held to dis
cuss plans for this wirtter and to give
those who are interested an oppor
tunity to take an active part in
Southern Pines’ share of this most
necessary work. Tea will be served
after the meeting and all women are
cordially invited to attend.
Prominent Durham Banker Bids
in Property and I’lans
JOHN SFKUNT HILL
TO BE OBSERVED
BY WAR VETERANS
Charles P. Heyward, 74,
Dies at His Home Here
W'inter Resident of Southern
Pines For 30 Years Was
Native of Troy, N. Y.
Charles P. Heyward, for 30 years
a winter resident of Southern Pines,
died in his home on Kensington Road
shortly after mid-night Thursday. Re
turning from a summer spent in Hen
dersonville, and in failing health, Mr.
Heyward went to Rex Hospital, Ral
eigh for treatment, but failing to
rally returned home only to suc
cumb within a few days.
Born near Troy, N. Y., on April
3rd, 1860, he was for many years in
the real estate business on Long Is
land. With Mrs. Heyward he later
came to Pinehurst as a visitor and
then about 1904 to the old Piney
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Station Licensed Here
Gilbert Vale and E. H. Lorenson
Are Authorized to Operate
by Federal Body
Two Southern Pines radio enthu
siasts have been granted the first li
cense to operate an amateur broad
casting station in Moore covinty by
the Federal Communications Commis
sion. Gilbert S. Vale and E. H. Lor
enson, operating under the station
number of W4BSU, are authorized to
operate a short wave radio telephone
for communication with other ama
The young men have been experi
menting for some time at the resi
dence of Mr. Vale’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Harry M. Vale, on Weymouth
Heights, and listening in on police,
shipping, expedition and other short
wave news and information as well as
the informal conversations that pass
between the numerous amateur sta
tions throughout the country. They
recently decided to apply for a li
cense to join the amateur ranks for
talking as well as listening, and the
license was granted. With new equip
ment recently received and now be
ing installed they will, they believe,
be able to receive broadcasts direct
from the Byrd Antarctic Expedition,
and, of course, from all other parts ot
the world, as well as to join the
friendly chatter which passes to and
fro in the amateur ether world.
Dr, Cheatham to Preach at Spec
ial Service in Village Chapel
The American Legion'.s Armistice
Day service will be held on Sunday m
the Village Chapel in Pinehurst, with
the congregations of the Chapel and
the Pinehurst Community Church
uniting with the veterans for the oc
casion. The Rev. Dr. T. A. Cheatham
will preach the sermon.
Not only are members of Sandhills
Post No. 134 planning to attend, but
all World War veterans in the com
munity are invited and expected on
Sunday morning. They will meet at
10:30 o’clock in front of the Car
olina Theatre Building in Pinehurst
and march to the church behind the
National colors. Veterans of all wars,
members of auxiliaries, the U. D. C.
are invited to join with the veterans
at this service. All members who have
Legion or overseas caps or uniforms
are requested to wear them.
The Sandhill Post will hold its pre-
Ai mistice day meeting in the high
school auditorium at West End to
night, Friday at 8 o’clock. The ladies
auxiliary of the legion will meet with
the legionnaires at the same place
and time. 'Commander Sinclair of
the post announces that he has an in
teresting program planned for the
occasion, reminiscent of the Armis
tice day.s of 1918. An attempt will be
made to show the kind of celebration
staged in an American camp located
in France. War time songs in which
all will be asked to join will help to
bring back memories of tne old days
to the veterans.
I*RICE PAID IS $90,000
State .Senator John Sprunt Hill
I of Durham wa,s the successful bid-
, der for the property of the Mid-
Pines Country Club at the receiver's
j rale held at the clubhouse on Monday
morning by L. L. Biddle, II. receiv-
o.'. Only after spirited bidding by a
i large number who gathered for the
[ tfale did the auctioneer knock down
the propei ty to Mr. Hill's Home Land
Develor"nent Company tor i^90,000.
The bidding started at !J15,000.
The Mid-Pines Club has long been
a Sandhills institution. Started sev
eral years ago by men of means as
; an exclusive winter home, it enjoyed
: a successful career until Depression
j forced member after member to drop
I from its rolls until receivership was
j inevital>le. The clubiibecame another
! victim of hard times and a few’ weeks
I ago R notice of the impending receiv-
I ership sale appeared in The Pilot.
! There has been much conjecture as
to the future of the institution, for
it has long been looked upon as a
; valuable a.sset to the community. Its
I handsome building, which has a ca-
! pacity of 2.'50 guests, and its Donald
Ross golf course, considered as fine
I as any in the section, were hanging
1 in the balance.
•Modern, Model Hotel
But cause for worry that the old
club might pass into oblivion ended
with the sale Monday to Mr. Hill. The
prominent Durham banker plans not
only to operate Mid-Pines, but to im-
j prove and renovate the building, mak
ing of it a modern and model hotel.
1 The exclusive club privileges, in et-
( feet for so many years but partial
ly removed last season, will give way
permanently, it is understood, and the
Mid-Pines Inn supplant the Mid-
Pines Club. Mr. Hill, it is said, hopes
to induce John J. Fitzgerald, for sev
eral years manager of the club, to
return and operate the inn. Mr. Fitz
gerald, who has been highly success--
ful in the management of the exclu-
I sive and popular Oyster Harbors Club
at Csterville, on Cape Cod, was in
charge at the Mid-Pines last year and
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1,000 Memsbers Set As
Goa! for Red Cross
Enthusiastic Meeting at Mrs.
Davidson’s Residence Plans
Carolina Opens Today; Pine-
bluff Inn Lea.sed for Sea
son and Opens Soon
Hotels predominate in the news
of the Sandhills this week.
The sale of the Mid-Pines Club
to John Sprunt Hill of Durham is
reported in another column.
The Pinebluff Inn at Pinebluft
open.s its season formally today
with bright prospects for a “big”
The Pinebluff Inn at Pinebluff
is again open. It has been leased
for the winter to Stanley Gress-
Lake Lure, and will open soon,
ley, manager of a large hotel at
The Highland Pines Inn in
Southern Pines is this week being
entirely repainted in preparation
for its opening next month.
MR. AND MRS., PAY
VISIT TO TOWN
Nice Looking; Couple Takes
House, Cashes Check, Enter
ATTORNEY GEXEBAI. AND
r. S. TREASrUEK HERE
The Citizens Bank and Trust Com
pany of Southern Pines and the Bank
of Pinehurst, with its branches in
Aberdeen and Carthage, will be closed
next Monday, November 12 in ob
servance of Armistice Day,
I Following close upon the footsteps
of his fellow Cabinet member. Sec
retary of State Cbrdell Hull, Homer
S. Gumming, Attorney General In
I President Roosevelt’s official family
j arrived today in Pinehurst for a
week-end visit. With him was Wil
liam Stanley, assistant to the At
torney General, and W. A. Julian.
Treasurer of the United Staie.-?.
Other arrivals at the ('arclina to
day included Congressman and Mrs.
Allen T. Treadway of Stockbridge,
Sixteen of the 20 branches of the
Moore County Chapter, American
Red Cross, were represented at the
meeting held at the home of Mrs.
Richard P. Davidson in Knollwood
last Friday to plan for the annual
Roll Call, and only illness rrevented
the other four branch chairman from
being present. It was an enthusias
tic gathering and the wheels were
set in motion to make the 1934 Roll
Call the biggest and best in the his
tory of the county chapter.
Mrs. Davidson announced that she
I had arranged to speak before each
j group in the county during the drive.
1 and feels confident that before the
: campaign ends the county will be
j well over its quota of 800 member
ships. She has set 1,000 as the goal.
I Two new branches have been or-
I ganized in the county, one at Glen-
I don and one at Roseland.
THE CHAUFFEUR IS HACK
A Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds, claim
ing to be State employees and bearing
with them a check drawn presumably
by the State Highwa/ Department
on a Durham bank, drove into town
last Friday. They were a nice look
ing couple, apparently people of
means. They had a chauffeur.
Mr. and Mr.s. Reynold.s took a
house ‘‘for the winter." They stock
ed up with provisions at a downtown
grocery, tendering their nice looking
Highway Department check in pay
ment and getting .some $40 in change.
They entertained at a breakfast din
ner after their purchase.
Now Mr. and Mrs. Reynolds are
not like most people who come to
Southern Pines for a stay. Most peo
ple stay longer than they say they
are going to; they like it here. Some
thing about the place must have dis
pleased the Reynolds. In any event,
they decided to pull out about mid
night their very first night.
This didn’t look just right to the
owner of the house they’d taken, for
of course they hadn’nt paid any rent
yet and the owner had turned out
some boarders to make room for
them. He interfered, and he called
upon the police to help him, and w'hen
all this happened Mr. and Mrs. Rey
nolds and the chauffeur deserted their
car in something of a hurry and dis-
The Check is RuhlM'r
Well, to make a long story short,
the check Mamma and Papa Reynolds
had given for their groceries, and that
nice beefsteak dinner, proved to be
N. G. The neat Chevrolet they were
driving proved to have been stolen on
October 20th from Ralph D. Hood
of Flat Rock, Michigan. Checks foumd
in their rooms, already filled out. one
of them for $75 drawn on the Citizens
Bank & Trust Company here, were
found to be phoney. Result: Police
departments south of hee asked to
watch out for Ma, Pa and the chauf
The chauffeur was nabbed in Cam
den, S. C., on Monday and'Chief Gar-
gas went after him. He was ar
raigned before the Mayor and held
for trial in Carthage. He said his
name is Malcolm Beach. The Rey
nolds have so far escaped detention,
but are reported to have passed sev
eral bad checks in Columbia, S. C.
There is a local manager of a com
pany who’s very, very anxious to see
the Reynolds again. Unfortunately for
him, the company holds tts managers
responsible for any checks cashed and
he doesn’t like it at all.
But everyone agrees the Reynolds
w-^re a nice looking couple.
H. F. Seawell, Jr., Runs Into
Stone Wall in G. O, I*.
Fight For Assembly
BIG VOTE FOR LAMBETH
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
and the New' Deal were given a blan
ket endorsement from one end of the
country to the other in Tuesday’s
election. The Democratic party ad
ded to its majority strength in the
national Senate and House of Repre
sentatives, made a clean sweep in
North Carolina, up.set tradition in
New York and Pennsylvania and had
its sole set-Vmr-k in Maryland where
Governor Albert C. Ritchie was de
feated for re-election. The defeat of
Upton Sinclair, Democratic candidate
for Governor of California, was not
looked upon as a party defeat.
Moore county gave its Democratic
candidates the strongest support.
Though the vote was light in compar
ison with Presidential and guberna
torial years, the pluralities were
handsome, and in the only real fights
W. R. Clegg of Carthage defeated his
Republican opponent, Herbert F.
Seawell, Jr., by some 800 votes for
the State Assembly, and Sheriff
Charles J. McDonald won from A. G.
McDuffie, Republican, by over l.UOO
votes. Seawell carried on a strenu
ous campaign in opposition to Clegg
and ran well ahead of his ticket, but
tie old stone wall was impregnable.
Fear that Seawell would oppose re
peal of the Turlington Liquor Act in
the next Assembly also oost him
As usual. Will J. Harrington led
the vote-getting in his re-election as
Register of Deeds, totaling close to
3,500 against 1602 for his opponent,
Paul H, Waddill.
Union L. Spence of Carthage, for
mer Assemblyman, was elected to the
State Senate, John Willcox return
ed as Clerk of Court, J. Vance Rowe
of Aberdeen elected judge of the
Recorder’s Court, M. G. Boyette, Car.
thage, returned as prosecuting attor
ney, D. Carl Fry of Carthage re-elect
ed coroner, M. McQ. Bailey defeated
Ollie Seawell for surveyor, and the fol
lowing were named to the Board of
County Commissioners, the first four
named being re-elected: W. H. Currie,
L. R. Reynolds, Frank Cameron, Gor
don Cameron and D. D. lyfcCrUnmon,
elected to succeed E. C. Matheson
on the board.
Big >'ote for Liinibeth
Representative Walter Lambeth
was given a big vote throughout his
8th Congressional district, with Moore
county giving him a majority of about
I,700 votes. His estimated majority
in the 12 counties of his district is
10,541. His opponent, A. E. Hall ot
Thomasville, carried three counties,
Wilkes. Yadkin and Davie.
In the State election.s. Walter P.
Stacy was elected Chief Justice of
the Supreme Court, and Michael
Schtnck and Heriot Clarkson asso
ciate justices. Charles M. Johnson is
State Treasurer, Stanley Winborne
Utilities Commissioner, and Demo
cratic candidates carried all Superior
Court judgeships, with F. Donald
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Golf Pros to Open
Season Here Tuesday
Will Compete in New Style Tour
nament for Big Prizes
I Leading professional golfers of the
I country will be in Pinehurst next
j week for the first tournament of its
I kind ever competed in by them. The
I Pinehurst Country Club is inaugur-
i ating for its 15th annual Mid*-South
Professional event a foursome match
play, each pair playing alternate
strokes with one ball. All matches
up to the semi-finals will be 18 holes,
the semi-finals and finals 36 holes.
First prize for the winning pair is
$4oO each, the runner-up pair receive
i $300 each, and the semi-finals losers
The tournament will start on Tues
day and run through Friday, starting
off the busy tournament season at
Pinehurst with a bang.