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MOORE COUNTY S
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 15A, NO. 43
FIRST IN N»EWS,
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina, Friday, September 20, 1935
Na TAX INCREASE
IN SOUTHERN PINES
E.stlmated Expense of Town for
Period Ending .June 30, 1936
BONDED DEBT $568,000
The Board of Town Commissioners
of Southern Pines at its regxilar
meeting Wednesday night adopted the
Town Budget for the period begin,
ning July 1, 1935 and ending June 30,
1936 with a gross estimated income
of $68,145.78 based on the same rate
as last year, $2.65. The estimated
expense of the Town for the period
is as follows:
Serial Bond Fund $19,275.95
Term Bond Fund 9,520.00
General Fund 36,432.55
Municipal Parks and Build.
Maintenance Mt. Hope Cem‘_
etery ». 700.00
Deficit Fire House Building
The Town ended the fiscal year
June 30, 1935 with a total bonded in.
debtedness of $568,000. During the
period from July 1, 1935 to June 30,
1936 the Town will pay out $31,000
in the retirement of bonds, and in.
terest in the amount of $32,365. In
addition to the amount set up under
serial and term bond funds toward
the retirement ofbonds and payment
of interest, $16,300 will be paid from
the water Department and $2,536.04
will be paid from special street as.
sessments and $15,733.01 will come
from special sinking funds set up
during past years.
During the month of August the
Town paid up in full $13,000 of the
above mentioned bonds and interest
in the amount of $8,000 which came
due September 1st. $8,000 of this
amount was for Sewer and Water
Bonds of 1905. The rest was for ser.
The Rev. Kdward F. Green, repre.
senting the Southern Pines Bird Club,
urged the passing of an ordinance re.
quiring the owners of cats to ketp
them confined or on leash or to put
collars with bells on them. The mat.
ter was referred to the Law and Or.
dinance committee for further con.
Davidson Will Case to
Be Heard in February
Contest Over Estate of Former
Elva Statler, Hotel Heiress,
The Elva Statler Davidson win
case, by far the most important case
scheduled for trial in the September
term of Superior Court, in which
three litigants are contesting the
validity of Mrs. Davidson’s last will
and testament which assigns her en_
tire estate, estimated at $500,000, to
her husband, H. Bradley Davidson,
Jr., of Washington, except for two
minor bequests, has been continued
to the February term of court. A
crowded docket prevented the hearing
of the case in the current term.
The conte.stants assert that undue
influence was exerted in securing the
will of the young heiress who died of
carbon monoxide poisoning in the ga.
rage of her Pinehurst hofne early in
February of this year.
SEVEN DIVORCES GRANTED
IN SUPERIOR COURT HERE
Seven divorces were granted on the
opening day of Superior court in
Carthage this week in the following
cases: Rittie Lucas versus P. P. Lu.
cas; Cleecie Brown versus Carl
Brown; Jasper N. Thomas versus
ren McQuoid versus Lucy Wilson
versus William F. Ray; Mary M.
Patterson versus R. E. Patterson; Le_
McQuoid; Marian W. Warner -ver
sus Douglas W. Warner,
SCHOOL BOOKS ARRIVE
A large supply of school books for
rental to Moore county school child,
ren has been received by the County
Superintendent, and these are being
distributed from the gymnasium in
Next Few WeeliK Will See
Openings For Game
Hunting seasons are beginning
to open in North Carolina. Some
of those of interest to huntsmen
generally are as follows: squir.
rels, open in 20.odd far western
counties September 15, close De.
cember 16; opens in piedmont and
east October 1, closes January 15;
doves, opens September 21, State,
wide, closes January 5; deer, opens
October 1, closes January 1, except
earlier opening in group of east,
ern counties; oppossums and rac.
coons, with dogs, beginning Octo.
ber 1, trapping November 1; quail,
rabbits and wild turkey, opens
Thanksgiving Day, closes for tur.
keys January 31 and quail and
rabbits February 15; migratory
waterfowl, opens under federal
regulations November 20, closing
December 19; it is unlawful to
bait waterfowl or use blinds, boats
or other floating devices more
than 100 feet from the shore.
Fine Program Arranged For
Home-Coming on Sun
day, Sept. 29
REV. R. L. McLEOD SPEAKER
Aberdeen’s Old Bethesda Church
will celebrate its 145th anniversary
on Sunday, September 29th, with its
annual home.coming and appropriate
exercises. Preparations are being
made for one of the largest crowds
in the history of the congregation,
and the committee has been busy for
some timp to assure a day long to
be remembered for those who jour,
ney from near and far.
The preacher of the day will be the
Rev. Robert L. McLeod, of Winter
Haven, Florida, a grandson of the
old church. Mr. McLeod is a son of
R. L. McLeod of Maxton and a broth,
er of Dr. W. Guy McLeod of South,
ern Pines. Dr. Alex McLeod of Aber.
deen is his uncle. He is reputed to
be an excellent speaker, and will
make the home.coming address on
the morning’s program.
Dinner, picnic style, will be serv
ed on the historic church grounds at
noon, and the afternoon’s program
will take the form of an “I Remem
ber” hour, with “old timers” of the
congregations of the past recalling
“the good old days.” All former
members and friends of the church
are cordially invited to attend thg
145th anniversary celebration, bring,
ing their lunches with them and
making a day of it.
403 ENROLL AS CAMERON
SCHOOL OPENS FALL TERM
7 HURT WHEN
CARS COLLIDE ON I
Mrs. Lester Wilson of Chapel
Hill Suffers Broken Shoulder '
Blade; Others Cut
THREE IN M. C. HOSPITAL
Mrs. Lester Wilson of Chapel Hill
suffered a broken shoulder blade and
back injuries and six others were cut
and bruised as the result of a colli,
Sion of two automobiles at the en.
trance to Judge William A. Way's
Carolina Greenhouses on the double
road between Southern Pines and
Pinehurst around 4:00 o’clock Wed.
nesday afternoon. Mrs. Wilson, who
is connected with the botanical de.
partment of the University of North
Carolina; Walter Lane Barksdale, a
student there, and James Lovling of
Spartanburg, S. C., are in the Moore
County Hospital as the result of the
accident. None are in serious condi.
Mrs. Wilson, Mr. Lovling and
Barksdale were on their way to pay
a visit to Judge Way and look over
the orchid greenhouses when the ac_
cident occurred. Lovling at the
wheel turned off the double road into
the road which leads to the green,
houses just as a Ford driven by Otis
Poole of Jackson Springs and occu.
pied by Mr. Poole’s son and two wo.
men approached the crossing. The
Ford hit the other car, a Chevrolet,
amidships, breaking all windows and
damaging it otherwise.
The occupants of both cars were
rushed to the hospital, by ambulance,
and those in the Lovling car, the
more seriously injured of the accident
victime, remained there for treat,
ment. The others were releasd after
having their cuts dressed in the acci.
dent room. The Lovling car was tak.
en to the Pinehurst Gaixige, the
Poole car to Jackson Springs.
Mrs. Wilson is the wife of Lester
Wilson, professor of English at the
University. Mr. Lovling is a collec.
tor of rare specimens of orchids and
other flowers and plants.
Head Vass Evangelistic Campaign
MISS CAROLYN IlOSFOKI)
COUNTY SUNDAY SCHOOL
CONVENTION ON SEPT. 29
Cameron School opened on Wednes.
day of last week. The Rev. C. H.
Durham of Carthage conducted the
devotional and also gave some good
advice to the pupils. County Super
intendent of Schools, H. Lee Thomas
explained the book rental system, and
told of the high ideals he had for the
Prof. Lowry made a fine talk to'
teachers, pupils and parents. He par
ticularly emphasized the fact that
he wanted his pupils to be happy in
their school life.
Enrollment was, for High School,
101; for Grammar grades and Pri
mary, 302; grand total', 403.
CALL FOB VOLUT^TEERS TO
BEAUTIFY OLD BETHESDA
Owing to lack of funds and the
withdrawal of relief forces from such
work, the Bethesda Cemetery Asso.
elation is calling on lot owners and
friends of the cemetery to aid in put
ting it in the best possible condi.
tion before the Home.Coming on
September 29th. M. H. Folley, head
of the association, urges all owners
to* clean up their lots and the walks
adjoining, and others interested to
send contributions for other neces.
The Moore County Sunday School
Convention will be held in Hemp
School Auditorium at Hemp on Sun.
day, September 29. This is the annual
County Sunday School convention and
is especially planned for all those
interested in the Sunday Schools of
all denominations. The program as
scheduled for this year calls for a
three.session convention beginning at
9:45 a. m. and continuing through af.
ternoon and night sessions. Between
the morning and afternoon sessions
there will be a fellowship dinner on
the grounds, and everyone is asked
to bring a basket lunch.
EIGHT.DAY' MEETING AT
ABERDEEN BAPTIST CHURCH
A special meeting has been an
nounced to begin at the Aberdeen
Baptist Church next Sunday, Septem.,
ber 22nd. Thi.s meetirtg is scheduled
to continue eight days, running
through September 29th. No day s«r.
vices aa“e planned except for the two
Sundays. There will be services
every evening next week beginning at
7:45. The public is cordially invited.
The pastor, the Rev. E. M. Harris,
will preach. The music will be under
the direction of Mrs. W. T. Huntley.
ORGANIZE ADULT CLASSES
IN COMMERCI.AL SUBECTS
Much interest is being manifested
in the approaching evangelistic cam.
paign, which is to begin in Vass on
this Sunday evening with a union
.service in the Vass Presbyterian
church, and continue with services
each evening at 7:30 o’clock in the
Vass Methodist church with the pas.
tor, the Rev. L. M. Hall, bringing the
nie.ssages and with Miss Carolyn
Hosford, evangelistic worker, here to
direct the music and aid in the wo
men and children’s work.
Miss Hosford has worked from
coast to coast and in Canada during
her twelve years in evangelistic
work, ministering to both large and
small fields, and she is said to be a
wonderful director and organizer. She
is also a soloist and a saynphjni.st
While Mr. Hall has never had Miss
Hosford in one of his meetings, he
has visited other churches where she
was laboring, and' was deeply im.
pressed with her power of leadership.
Her work with groups of children is
said to be outstanding, and a feature
of revivals where she labors is a pa
geant which never fails to be an out
The Rev. Mr. Lawrence will preach
at the Presbyterian church on Sun
day evening, this being his regular
appointment, and. Miss Hosford will
be there to direct the music. This
arrangement has been made in or.
der that there may be no conflict in
the services, and the entire commun.
ity is invited to worship in this un
ion service, as well as in the services
to follow at 7:30 p. m. in the Meth
odist church in succeeding dayt;.
EXECUTIVES TO BE
Pinehurst and Southern Pines on
Itinerary of 2,000 Mile
I SEEK ALL-EXPENSE TOURS
The Sandhills w'ill be the host next
month to executive heads of out-
i standing travel agencies operating
all.expense travel tours aggregating
more than $150,000,000 annually.
Plans have been completed by The
Carolinas, Inc., the Southeastern Ho_
tel Men’s Association and the Caro
lina Motor Club to take these men
on a 2,000 mile tour of the two Car
olinas, to last 11 days, the purpose
being to interest them in this section
and to influence them to send more
tourists this way during the winter
season. The tour will begin in Greens
boro October 14th and terminate on
the 24th in Charlotte. The schedule
is not completed, so just what date
they will visit Pinehurst and South
ern Pines is not known.
In addition to the travel executives,
editors of leading newspapers and
^ publications, have been invited ,to
■ I make the tour. Acceptance to date
Poor Grades Keep Price Average indicate that approximately 50 per.
200,000 LBS. OF
TOBACCO SOLD ON
FIRST DAY HERE
Down Throughout the
GROWERS FILE PROTESTS
So much tobacco of an inferior
quality has appeared on the floors of
the two Aberdeen warehouses dur.
ing the first week of the season that
prices have fallen well below the av.
rage of a year ago and below expec.
tations. Farmers as a whole have
been considerably discontent with the
sons will make the trip. '
“Without doubt this tour
ed by the Carolina Motor Club and
The Carolinas, Inc., is the greatest
thing that has ever been attempted
to develop tourist travel to the Car
olinas,” E. H. Spence of Greens
boro, chairman of the hotel associa
tions board, said. "Millions of dollars
annually are spent by northern and
eastern travelers through the pur
chase of all expense tours from rec*
ognized travel agencies in tliose
situation, but those who have brought
in good tobacco have received as high ' areas, but the Carolinas have not
prices as they did last year. The been getting their share of this bus,
buyers report most of the crop they iness although we have the greatest
Application Blanks For
Drivers’ Licenses Here
have seen here so far as stringy,
light and of poor grade generally.
More than 200.000 pounds were
sold on the Aberdeen floors on the
opening day, Tuesday, both ware,
houses being filled with offerings.
The price averaged slightly below 20
varieties of resorts nearest the great
centers of population.”
“This is the first time a group of
travel agency executives hsa been
taken for a tour of the Carolinas
with a view of showing them what
we have, that they may develop all
cents. The average on Wednesday fell expense tours similar to those now
Will Be Granted Free of Charge;
Until November 1st, With
Citizens of Southern Pines who are
interested in enrolling in the adult
courses in commercial subjects are
requested by Superintendent Web.
ster to meet in the high school aud.
itorium next Monday afternoon, Sep.
tember 23, at four o’clock. Beginners
classes in Shorthand, Bookkeeping
and Typewriting will..be offered this
fall. Mrs. Ruth W. Warner, teacher
of commercial subjects in the South
ern Pines High School, will instruct
the classes. Students enrolling will
be charged a fee of $2 per month in
advance, or $12 per year. The course
will last for a period of eight months.
Application blanks for licenses un.
der North Carolina’s new driver’s li
cense law may be obtain now from
Chief of Police Gargis or various ga.
rages in Southern Pines, from ga.
rages in Aberdeen and the Pinehurst
Garage in Pinehurst.
Operators license will be granted
free until November 1, after which
date they will be $1. Applicants will
then be required to take an examina.
Several hundred applications have
been filled out during the past few
days. The blanks may be completed
either before a highway patrolman or
a notary public, but no fee is charg
ed when they are filled out and
sworn to in the presence of a pa.
All applications when filled out
will be mailed back to the Division
of Highway Safety, in Raleigh, of
which Arthur Fulf is director. If they
are approved, they will be run
through a photographic machine and
the photostatic copies will be mail,
ed to applicants as their drivers’ li-
to 16 cents, and yesterday was 17.22
All over the Middle Belt, opening
on Tuesday, prices were discouraging
to the tobacco growers with a result
that mass meetings were called in
various parts of the state, protests
filed with everybody from Secretary
of Agriculture Henry A. Wallace
widely advertised attracting visitors
to other parts of the nation,’’ C. ^N.
Roberts of the Carolinas Inc., said.
"It is conservatively estimated
that as a result of this trip tourist
travel in the Carolinas can easily
be increased more than $100,000,000,
within the next five years. This is the
first outstanding effort that has been
down to county agents. An attempt ^ made to merchandise Carolinas at-
is being made to have the AAA do' tractions on a wholesale scale.”
something about bolstering the prices, I Roberts left Charlotte Tuesday
The big buying companies say on' accompanied by L. L. Froneberger!
their own behalf that they are paying,chief travel counselor of the Car.
all the tobacco which is coming on'oUna Motor Club, to go over the en-
the markets is worth, and that they
can use only a limited quantity of
this quality. They are willing to pay,
and are paying, good prices for the
kind of leaf they w’ant.
In some instances in the state pe.
titions have been sent the Governor
asking a temporary holiday pending
.some action to boost prices. Sanford
was among the petitioners.
MRS. M.A'TTIE SMITH BRY AN
WEDS CL-AY’TON L. GUION
tire route of the tour and complete
arrangements. Definite times will he
alloted for arrivals, departures and
points to be visited. On the tour
some of the executives will travel
by bus and others in their private
NEW DEPARTMENT STORE
OPENS HERE TOMORROW
B. C. Moore & Sons, who operate
21 department stores in the two Car
olinas. will open tomorrow, Satur
day tn Aberdeen in the store former,
ly occupied by the Ladies’ Style
Shop, next door to the Bryan Drug
Store. This will be the first so.called
“chain” department store in either
Aberdeen, Pinehurst or Southern
Pines. Mr. Myers of the Moore com.
p£uiy has been here all week arrang.
ing for the opening. The firm will
employ local clerks throughout, Mr.
Myers said yesterday. The Moore
company enjoys a splendid reputa
tion in all those cities in which it
Mr. and Mrs. Marter Benjamin
I Smith of Sante Fe, New Mexico, an.
I nounce the marriage of their daught.
er, Mattie Lou Smith Bryan, to Clay,
ton Lloyd Guion in the Baptist
Church in Aberdeen last Sunday
morning, September 15.
Mr. and Mrs. Guion are well known
in Aberdeen where Mrs. Guion has
made her home for several years
and where she was at one time a
teacher in the Aberdeen High School.
Mr. Guion is the popular manager of
the Bryan Drug Store.
After a motor trip to northern
points Mr. and Mrs. Guion will be at
home in Aberdeen.
JOSEPH EDWARD SYLVESTER
OF SOUTHERN PINES TO WED
News of the engagement of Jos.
eph Edward Sylvester, son of Mrs.
Joseph Fdward Hpinstein of South,
ern Pines, to Miss Frances Virginia
Marx of No. 1175 Park avenue, New
York City, was received here this
week, the announcement having
been made by the bride’s parents in
New York on Tuesday. Mr. Sylves
ter, who has spent much time here,
is a graduate of Johns Hopkins Uril
iversity in Baltimore and attended
the University of Berlin in Germany.
He is a member of the brokerage firm
of May & Herzog in New York. His
father was the late Joseph Bernstein,
former president of the Citizens Bank
& Trust Company of Southern Pines.
NEW NOVEL BY MISS S.ANBORN
WRENN AMONG FIRST 20 IN
TEST AT STATE COLLEGE
Clem Wrenn, Jr., of Southern Pines,
member of last spring’s High School
A new novel by Ruth Burr San. graduating class, made an A in his
born of Southern Pines, “Murder on; English placement test at State CoL
the Aphrodite,” was published this lege this week, which means he was
w’eek and has been meeting with a' among the first 20 pupils of the 760
ready sale at the Hayes’ bookshop. 1 who took the test.