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A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 15A, NO. 20.
FIRST IN N»EWS,
of the Sandhill Territory of Nort
Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina, Friday, April 12, 1935.
IN GOOD SHAPE,
Southern Pines Operating Ex
penses Reduced $2,000 Last
Year, $3,000 Year Before
BOM)S PROMPTLY PAID
With the approaching caucus for
the selection of a Mayor and Board
of Commissioners for Southern Pines
In the minds of the electorate The Pi
lot has secured a statement of the
town’s financial condition.
For the past five years expenses
have been reduced year by year, $2,-
000 less for 1934-35, $3,000 less for
1933-34, but these savings have been
absorbed by the constantly increas
ing payment on town bonds becoming
due in increasing amounts now reach
ing its peak, a condition which will
obtain for the next few years. With
these increasing payments it is wor
thy of note that Southern Pines is
among the few towns that weathered
the storm of depression without de
faulting in payment of interest, or
redemption of bonds. For the past
few years the town has had its funds
In New York twenty days before due,
thus saving the usual commission of
1-4 of 1 percent on coupons, and 1-8
of 1 percent on bonds.
Taking advantage of a low bond
market and using money from the
sinking fund the Commissioners have
been able to purchase $17,000 of the
town’s own 6 percent bonds for $13,
633.04, a saving of $3,366.96.
Total of Bond Issues
The total bonded indebtedness of
the town as of December 31, 1934
was $575,000.00, of which amount
$300,000.00 was unchargeable to the
water department; sinking fund, $85,-
000, and unpaid street assessments,
$31,877, the net debt being $159,-
123.00, or 6.03 percent of the total
assessed valuation of taxable prop
erty on the tax books for the year
1934. ITiis is nearly 2 percent less than
the limit of 8 percent imposed by the
laws of North Carolina.
Bonds coming due between July 1,
1935 and June 30, 19£6 amount to
$28,000.00 from July 1, 1936 to June
30, 1937, $23,000.00. Interest due for
this first period amounts to $33,000.00
and for the second period $31,290.00.
For the past five years the general
operating expense of Southern Pines
has been decreeising, savings having
been effected wherever possible, and
had it not been for the community in-
rrpflsing numbers of old bonds due
and payable this would have reflect
ed in a decreased tax rate. All this in
the face of reductions in real estate
valuations mounting to 20 percent
during the past five years. Town ex
pense for the year 1934 reached a new
Archery Pioneer in Trinidad
VERNER Z. REED
Officers and Directors Chosen at
Annual Meeting of County
NEW WING DISCUSSED
Former Southern Pines Girl In
troduces Sport in British
Baseball and Tennis
on Saturday Program
Duke vs. State at Tennis in A.
M. and Duke vs. Davidson at
Baseball in P. M.
With their usual rivalry rampant,
Duke University and Davidson Col
lege will take to the beiseball dia
mond in Southern Pines Saturday af
ternoon, both teams Intent on victory.
The largest crowd of Festival week
is expected to gather and watch these
teams In action. Both Duke and Dav
idson are reported as having better
nines than usual this year, and tSiis
will be their first opportunity to de
termine which is the better. The
game is scheduled for 2:30 o’clock.
Tomorrow, Saturday morning,
Duke’s tennis team will meet State
College of Raleigh on the City Park
courts and another spirited intercol
legiate contest is anticipated. There
is much 4ocal interest in this battle
due to the presence on the State team
of Alwin Folley, son of Mr. and Mrs.
M. H. Folley of Aberdeen and a
graduate of Aberdeen High School.
Folley is one of State's best players
and one of the best in the Sandhills.
The Sandhills boasts a youthful pio
neer. The pioneering is being done in
a far off land, but the idea sprung
from the brain of a former resident
of Southern Pines, and the young lady
in question is “putting it over.”
Mrs. William Fuller, the former <
Helen Thompson, daughter of Mr, and
Mrs. Carl G. Thompson of West
Broad street, recently sailed for Trin
idad in the British Indies to join her
husband, member of the editorial staff
of The Trinidadian, a leading publica
tion on the island. Helen had not been
there long before she conceived the
idea of introducing the sport of ar
Last week a copy of the newspaper
of Port of Spain in Trinidad, not the
paper on which her husband is em
ployed, arrived here. On the front page
were two photographs of Mrs. Fuller,
headlined "Pioneer of Archery In Trin
idad.” One revealed the young lady
“showing how easy it is to put an
arrow into the ‘gold’ of a target set
up outside the Country Club, Champs
Elysee,” as the caption read. She was
surrounded by pupils. The other photo
.showed her alone, poised as she was
about to release an arrow from her i
Helen Thompson learned the ar-;
chery game fiom her father, former
head of the Archers Company here
and former holder of numerous cham
pionships in the sport. He taught his
daughter and did a good job of it.
She has a national reputation. Now
she is teaching the young blood of
Trinidad how to shoot, and they
couldn’t have a better tutor.
Mr. Fuller is a nephew ol Mrs.
Nat S. Hurd of Pinehurst. The young
couple were married about two years
ago, have since resided in New York
and here, are now making their home
Edwin T. McKeithen, business man
ager of the Moore County Hospital,
^ is attending the annual convention
of the Hospital Association of Vir
ginia, North and South Carolina at
Greensboro this week.
Hospital to Use Gift in Mem
ory of Late Editor for
Start of New Wing
The late Blon H. Butler will be
memorialized in the cornerstone of
the new wing of the Moore County
Hospital when that addition be
comes a reality.
A check for $50.00 was received
by the hospital to be used as a me
morial to the late editor of The Pi
lot, and the directors were asked
to determine how it should be used.
The check was the gift of Mrs.
Francis T. Keating, but it was
Mrs. Butler who specified the hos
pital as the beneficiary. Mr. Butler
was deeply interested in the in
stitution, played a leading part In
At its annual meeting this week
;he Board of Directors decided that
nothing would be more fitting than
that this sum be made the nu
cleus for the amount which is soon
to be raised for a new wing, that
the $50 be utilized to purchase and
lay the cornerstone In memory of
one of the most distinguished cit
izens of the Sandhills.
Weekly Vespers Here
To Hold Services Each Sunday
Afternoon in Southern Pines
The Vesper service conductcd by the
Presbyterians was enthusiastically re
ceived by a large congregation at the
Civic Club on last unday afternoon.
The Civic Club took on a churchly air
when it became almdst filled with
worshipers. Special music was ren
dered by a trio of young ladies. The
Rev. E. L. Barber preached on the
subject of “The Necessity of the
Cross in Salvation.”
The congi’egatlon voted to make
these Vesper services a regular fea
ture, using the 5 o’clock hour, for the
time being, the Rev. Mr. Barber
preaching. All Interested people are
cordially invited and welcome.
Sandhills Invited to
Join Tennis League
Inter-City Group to Include Dur
ham, Winston-Salem, High
Point, Greensboro, Raleigh
Verner Z. Reed, Jr., of Pinehurst
was elected president of the Moore
County Hospital at the annual meet
ing held on Tuesday night. A gather
ing of the full board of directors heard
splendid reports of the work of the
institution during the past year, and
of plans for the future which Include
the construction of a new wing as
soon as finances can be arranged.
George H. Maurice of Eagle
Springs, M. G. Nichols of Southern
Pines and G. C. Seymour of Aber
deen were elected vice presidents,
Paul H. Dana of Pinehurst secretary
and treasurer, and Col. G. P. Hawes
assistant treasurer. Directors elected
were H. H. Beckwith, Knollwood;
James Boyd, Struthers Burt, E. T.
Chapman, Nelson C. Hyde, M. G.
Nichols and D. G. Stutz, Southern
Pines: M. F. Butner, Pinebluff;
Henry Blue and G. C. Seymour, Aber
deen; W. H. Currie, J. E. Muse and
U. L. Spence, Carthage; Paul Dana,
Col. G. P. Hawes, J. B. Lloyd, Ver-
ner Z. Reed, Jr., S. B. Chapin and
Leonard Tufts, PinehjiV’t; George H.
Maurice, Eagle Springs; M. C. Mc
Donald, West End; D. McCrimmon,
Hemp; H. P. McPherson, Cameron,
A. S. Newcomb, Lakeview and Quin
ton Reynolds, High Falls.
A\memorial resolution on the death
of J^ifep D». Chapman of Pinehurst, a
formAafector and generous support
er of hospital, was passed by the
board, also resolutions of thanks to
the various hospital auxiliaries in the
county for their untiring efforts and
numerous contributions to the hos
pital during the past year.
The report of Business Manager Ed
win T. McKeithen revealed that
nearly 100 more patients were dis
charged from the hospital last year
than the previous year. Dr. Clement
Monroe, head of the resident medical
staff, and Treasurer Paul Dana made
their annual reports, and a vote of
appreciation for the fine service ren
dered by the officer and staff was
Mr. McKeithen announced that on
May 12th, National Hospital Day, the
Moore County Tiospital will have a
Baby Reunion, inviting all babies born
in the hospital to a lawn party on the
The directors decided to look into
the possibility of financing a much
needed wing for the present building,
to provide between 20 and 30 addi-
tonal beds, both private and ward.
Crowds Here All Week for •
Splendid Programs of 1935
Spring Blossom Festival
A tennis team representing Pine
hurst and Southern Pines has been
invited to join the newly organized
Carolina Tennis League, to comprise
Durham, High Point, Winston-Salem,
Raleigh and Greensboro in addition to
the local team. Tennis players here
are considering the possibility of unit
ing with the organization, which
plans a schedule of Inter-city matches
to start in the near future.
The teams are to comprise six men
and the matches to be played consist
of six singles and three doubles at
each meeting. All matches will be two
of three sets. The schedule will call
for playing In the various towns of
the circuit. The schedule will be made
up as soon as acceptances have been
received from the six teams invited
to make up the league.
Pinehurst and Southern Pines have
the nucleus for a fine team In such
players as Herbert Vail, Richard
Lovering, Edward King, Donald Sher"
rerd, Paul Dana, E. C. Stevens, Dick
Sugg, Nelson C. Hyde and others of
the year ’round residents.
Representative W. R. Clegg of Car
thage introduced two bills in the
House on Wednesdaj’, one to permit
Pinehurst to hold a school tax elec
tion, the other to permit Southern
Bines to pay pensions to teachers.
M. C. Hospital Gets
$5,973 From Duke
Endowment Allotments for Two
Carolinas Total $965,894
For the Year
The Duke Endowment announced
this week its allotments to the var
ious hospitals and orphanages of the
two Carolinas, the amount totalling
$965,894.05. Each hospital enrolled
under the Duke Endowment is grant
ed an allotment upon the basis of $1
per day per bed for free patients.
Moore County Hospital’s allotment
for the year is $5,973. Other nearby
institutions were given funds as fol
lows: Hamlet Hospital, $10,170; Lee
County Hospital at Sanford, $5,059;
Pittman Hospital at Fayettville, $7,-
878, and Highsmith Hospital, also in
Trustees announced after the meet
ing, held In Charlotte, that they an
ticipated 13 additional hospitals would
be added to the Duke rolls, which
would bring the number of such in
stitutions benefiting under the foun
dation established by the late James
B. Duke to 118 for 1934.
Festivities Off to Brilliant Start
on Tuesday with Parade of
Friday, April 12th—!Vmitar> Day SLAVES YESTERDAY
10:00 a. m.—American Legion Dis
trict Convention, Carolina Theatre.
American Legion Auxiliary Conven
tion, Civic Club. D. A. R. Convention
Hollywood Hotel. Address by Dr. R.
G. Vardell, President Emeritus, Flora
Macdonald College and Concert, City
11:00—Address by State Command
er Hubert Olive, Carolina Theatre.
11:00 a. m.—Dance, Highland Fling,
Flora Macdonald Students, City Park.
12:30 m.—D. A. R. Luncheon, Hol
lywood Hotel, Guests of Honor, Mrs.
W. H. Belk, State Regent; Mrs. Ben
jamin Wyche, State Secretary; Brig
adier General Manus McCloskey; Ad
dress by Brig. General McCloskey.
Luncheon served to Legionnaires by
Auxiliary in City Park.
2:00 p. m.-“ Address by Brigadier
General Manus McCloskey, City Pa^’k.
2:30 p. m.—Drum and B^gle Corps,
4:00 p. m.—Military Parade.
5:00 p. m.—Retreat Ceremony fol
lowed by Band Concert.
6:30 p. m. Barbecue Dinner for Le
gionnaires, City Park.
9:00 p. m.—Crowning of Queen,
10:00 p. m.—Queen’s Military Ball,
Saturday, .^prll 13th—CoUeglate Day
10:00 a. m.—Band Concert, City
Park; Tennis Matches, Duke Univer
sity vs. State College.
2:30 p. m,—Ball Game, Duke Uni
versity vs. Davidson, Ball Park.
5:00 p. m.—Band Concert.
9:00 p. m.—Collegiate Ball, South
ern Pines Country Club.
Contest For Festival
Queen To End Tonight
Coronation Ceremonies at City
Park and Military Ball to
Follow at Countrv Club
The contest for Queen of the 1935
Spring Blossom Festival will close
this afternoon with the final counting
of votes at Festival Headquarters,
and the fortunate young lady will be
crowned in due splendor tonight, Fri
day, at 9:00 o’clock in the City Park.
The leading candidates up to 6:00
o’clock Wednesday night were as fol
May La Bonville
Sara Du Rant
Lida Duke Blue
It is not too late to vote. Cast your
ballots at Festival Headquarters to
day. They are a penny apiece, the pro
ceeds to help defray Festival ex
The candidates for Queen appeared
last night on the stage of the Caro
lina Theatre in a Fashion Show spon
sored by Mrs. Hayes’ Shop. Last Tues
day night they modeled gowns from
the Patch store.
NEW CITY TRUCK BURNED
The cab of the new Southern Pines
Water Department truck was burned
and badly damaged while standing in
Its garage behind the Fire Depart
ment building last Sunday night. How
the fire originated Is not known.
Bishop Penick to Be
Here Twice Next Week
Will Preach at Emmanuel
Church on Palm Sunday and
on Good Friday
The preacher at the 11:00 o’clock
service at Emmanuel Church in
Southern Pines on Palm Sunday will
be the Rt. Rev. Edwin A. Penick, D.
D., bishop of the Episcopal diocese of
North Carolina. Bishop Penick is
widely known throughout the coun
try as one of the outstanding leaders
of the Episcopal Church and Is In
great demand as a speaker for a va
riety of occasions. He is coming here
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The second annual Spring ^^lossom
Festival started off with a bang on
Tuesday afternoon. With several
thousand persons lining the streets of
Southern Pines, gaily decorated
floats, headed by Grand Marshal J.
Fred Stimson and his mounted escort,
and the 17th Field Artillery Band
from Fort Bragg, paraded through
the business section and past the re
viewing stand where they were judg
ed by a committee headed by Dr. E.
It was a tough decision for the
judges to make. The float bearing the
1934 Festival Queen, Miss Marjorie
Skinner, with her ladies in waiting;
the attractive entry of the Aberdeen
Home & Garden Club, a house sur
rounded by a garden enclosed In a
white picket fence; the Vasa float
featuring the dewb.erry market there,
the entry from Carthage emphasiz
ing the county seat; Pinehurst’s golf
course on wheels; the float of the
American Legion, that of the Boy
Scouts, and the old negro cabin, with
its colored family busily engaged over
their cotton baskets, with the boy
fishing over the side, entered by Pine-
bluff—all were splendid.
Pinebluff was awarded the first
prize, $25.00, for the most original
float, with honorable mention going
to Aberdeen, Vass and the American
Legion. Carthage was awarded a
$25.00 prize for the float coming the
Numerous comedy features appear
ed in the procession, among them
Frank Buchan, Tom Vann and little
Charlie Everest in clown array on
bicycles and roller skates, Omer Wil
liams and Lloyd Wooley as Amos and
Andy In their Fresh Air taxicab, and
Sugg’s Dairy baby carriage entry.
The 17th Field Artillery battery
played a leading part In the parside,
with Its band and buglers, field pieces
and ammunition wagons.
All in all, it was a grand opening
for the 1935 Festival, thanks to a
hard working committee comprising
Mrs. C. L. Hayes, Mrs. Mary Dell
Matchett, Mrs. E. Welch, Miss Emille
Richardson, Dr. Gdorge G. Herr and
Robert Gregson, this committee hav
ing charge of Tuesday night’s cos
tume dance and Wednesday’s fire
works as well as the parade.
The judges for the costume parade
were Charles Plcquet, chairman, Mrs.
George Moore, Mrs. Will Blue, Wal
ter Frankl and Mrs. Dorsey Stutz.
The prize winners were:
Most attractive or original cos
tume, Dorothy Richardson.
Most attractive or original couple,
Sylvia Pethic and Jimmie Spring.
Most attractive or original child,
Most attractive or original two
children, Helen Williams and Irene
Best group, Harry Buckley’s High-
land Pines Inn Fire Eaters.
Ernest Lorenson did the announc
ing over C. J. Simon’s home-made,
hand-forged loud speaker, which has
been a great help all week, carrying
addresses to the large crowds assem
bled for programs In City Park.
Crowds See Gj^nkhana
One of the largest crowds of the
year gathered Wednesday at the
horse show grounds to witness the
outstanding gymkhana of the season
put on by the committee of the Spring
Blossom Festival. James Boyd was
judge in the afternoon show.
Miss Nancy Wrenn, young daugh
ter of Mrs. Clem Wrenn, had easy
going on Lady Durham in taking the
honors in the amateur jumping con
test. Fine Fellow, owned by Mlsa
Marie McMlllen of New York, ridden
by Miss Julia Scott Butterfield and
Estes Park, owned by Nelson C. Hyde
and ridden by Jack Johnson, were
winners of the pair jumping contest.
Lady Durham, owned and ridden
by W. O. Mora captured the open
jumping event. Wilbur Scheipera rld-
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