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MOORE COUNTY S
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A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. ISA, NO. 44
FIRST IN N»EWS,
^ of the SancJJ *• coKcmmi —: of North Carolina
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Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina, Friday, September 27, 1935.
BEHER FEELING IN
TOBACCO BELT AS
PRICES GO HIGHER
Old Bethesda’s 145th Anniversary On Sunday
Farmers Appear Well Pleased
With Sales on Warehouse
Floors in Aberdeen
20C AVERAGE WEDNESDAY
Tobacco growers hereabouts have
been more encouraged this week 1
about prices than at any time since
the opening of the Middle Belt on
September 17th, and appear partic.
ularly well pleased with results of
sales in Aberdeen. The average here
has been running ahead of other mar.
Jkets—it was 20 cents on Wednesday
—and farmers are bringing more and
more leaf to the floors of the two
Aberdeen warehouses. The quality is
Also reported as somewhat improv.
ed over the first week’s offerings.
The spirit of hope generally
throughout the tobacco belt was due
chiefly to an apparent general senti.
ment that the upturn in prices noted |
this week wiiiiikely continue. It was Service in MornlnK, Lunch on*
pointed out that prices after October; Grounds, Program in
1 have been in the past 23.5 per cent I Afternoon
above prices prior to that date. That |
would mean this year an average of
about 21.5 cents from now on and
an average for the season of be
tween 20 and 21 cents.
Sons and daughters of Old Bethes.
da, from far and near, will gather on
Sunday to celebrate the 155th anni.
versary of their church. This annual
“Building a New Community'’
is Theme for S. S. Convention
Mount and Man
Old Traveler, Joe Fuller’s
Horse, Dies on Same Day
as His Master
Before his last illness Joe Ful.
ler had been taking care of his
faithful old black horse, Traveler.
Traveler had been ill. The day Joe
was forced to bed. Traveler lay
down in his stall. Joe remained in
bed for days, and Traveler refus.
ed to get up.
And the day Joe died, Traveler
Cowboy, cow pony to the end.
TO BE SOLD FOR
DEBT OF $46,828
Sadler Estate Ordered To Recov
er From Mrs. Flaechslaender
in I’ark View Case
E. Y. Floyd, tobacco specialist of home.coming is one looked forward
the State Extension Service, reported
that the signup for the new AAA
contracts now being offered for 1936.
39, inclusive, is already under way
in all but five counties and will be
practically completed within 10 days.
Processing Tax Hurts
At a meeting held Wednesday in
Raleigh prominent manufacturers
gave as the reason for the lower
price range than last year the fact
that the tobacco is not as good for
their purposes and, as expressed by
S. Clay Williams of the Reynolds
company,” a shortening of the man.
ufacturers’ purchasing power” be.
cause of continuance of the flue.cur.
ed processing tax at 1.9 cents a
pound. The industry, he said, had ex.
pected removal of the present 4.2
cents levy instead of its reduction as
of October 1st. Continuance of the
tax, he added, meant the tobacco
companies would have less money to
pay the farmer for his tobacco.
Senator Bailey, Governor Ehring.
haus, six of the State’s Congressmen,
prominent growers, warehousemen
and manufacturers attended the Ral.
its 124th Anniversary
Hundreds Attend Home-Coming
of Old Church and Hear
of its History
to throughout the year by members ^
and friends of this historic place of,
worship, and the usual throng is ex.
pected to attend the service Sunday,
morning, enjoy basket lunches on ;
the grounds at noon, and stay for |
the program in the afternoon. I
The Rev. Robert L. McLeod of Win.!
ter Haven, Florida, a grand.son of
the church, the son of R. L. McLeod
of Maxton, is the morning preacher. I
The afternoon will be devoted to an i
“I Remember” program, when the |
older members of congregations of'
the past will tell of their days an and
around Bethesda. Everyone is invit. ■
ed to the ancient church this Sun. ^
Get Along, Little Kiddie, if
You Want To Go to School
The State School Commission
is headed for the last round.up, so
it’s get along. Little Kiddie, get
along to school if you are nearing
the six year mile.post and plan to
enter school this year.
The Commission has decreed
that any child becoming six years
of age on or before January 15,
1936 is eligible for enrollment at
the beginning of the present school
term, but if the child fails to en.
ter during the first month of the
term, it will be necessary for him
to wait until next year. Principals
and teachers are being instrucffed
to see that this regulation in re
gard to entering after the first
month is strictly enforced.
Senator J. Ham Lewis
in Critical Condition
The 124th anniversary of Euphron.
ia Church was celebrated on Sunday,
September 22 by a home-coraing.
Several hundred people were pres
The pastor, the Rev. Mr. Morrison,
held services in the morning. Ia the
afternoon the services were conduct,
ed by the Rev. Mr. Brown of Broad,
way. Martin Willcox of that sec
tion and a member of Euphronia
gave a hi(?torical sketch of the church,
saying it was founded in 1811. At
first it was used as a schoolhouse
and church combined, being a little
farther back from the present site.
In later years the school was cbang-
ed and the church moved to the pres,
The Rev. Ervin Knight of Mt. Olive,
who was reared in that section is this
week holding a revival meeting in
the old church. •
During the noon hour Sunday a
picnic dinner was served on the
HENRY A. PAGE III SAILS
FOB HHODES SCHOLABSHIP
Stricken in Russia on Trip Fol
lowing Visit in Southern
Dr. Dickie Talks On
How To Keep Well
Kiwanis Ckib Members Hear
Principal Causes of Illness
Dr. J. W. Dickie of Southern Pines
told members of the Kiwanis Club on
Wednesday what the principal causes
of illness are and how to avoid them.
He listed them as heredity, insofar
as heredity, though not directly re.
sponsible for diseases, brings consti
tutional anc" emotional tendencies
which affect us; environment, cli.
mate, occupation, habits, exercise
where carried to excess or indulged
in in later life, worry, and over.eat-
“Live a sane, temperate life. Avoid
excesses of all kinds. See your den
tist twice a year, and your physi
cian at least once a year for a
thorough and complete examination,”
The club elected Herbert Vail and
Dr. E. M. Medlin delegates to the
annual convention of the Carolinas
district, co be held next month in
Charleston, S. C., with the follow
ing as alternates; C. D. Musser of' geoRGE B. ROSS TO .\ID IN
Moore County Association To
Have All-Day Session at
Henry A. Page, III of Aberdeen,
Rhodes scholar from North Carolina,
sailed on Wednesday from New
York to enter Oxford University in
England where he will spend two
years or more. Young Page was
graduated with high honors from
Princeton last June and wa.s the sue.
t:essful candidate for one of the
scholarships in Oxford created by the
late Cedi A. Rhodei
Southern Pines, L. M. Pender of
Pinehurst and Jack Taylor of Aber
deen The local club will hold its an.
nv.al meeting and election of officers
VIAIX ELECTED PRESIDENT
OF FINEHURST CHAMBER
Wesley R. Viall was elected prcsi.
dent of the Pinehurst Chamber of
Commerce at a meeting of mem
bers held on Monday night. Willard
L. Dunlop is 1st vice president, Ho
ward T. Phillips 2d vice president,
Byron U- Richardson treasurer and
Francis T. Keating secretary. A
constitution and by-laws were
adopted at the meeting.
MRS. GREARSON RETURNS
TO OPEN HIGHLAND LODGE
Mrs. W. N. Grearson, .^returning
from a summer spent in Windsor, Vt.,
is preparing for the opening of High
land Lodge on October 1st for its
18th season. A number of guests are
booked for early arrival.
Moore county’s annual Sunday
School convention will be held this
Sunday in the School Auditorium at
Hemp, with ‘‘Building a New Com.
munity” as the convention theme.
The officers of the Moore County
Sunday School Association are a|
follows: W. C. Wicker, Aberdeen,
president; J. R. McQueen, Lakeview,
F. W. VonCanon, West End, Brady
Pressly, Carthage and Miss Doris Ed.
dy. Southern Pines, vice presidents;
J. Bruce Cameron of Manly, secre.
Highlights of the program for Sun.
day’s all.day gathering will be;
Sunday morning session, Septem.
ber 29, 1935, 9:45 o’clock—Song
Leader, G. C. Boone.
9:45 Song Service—Local Choirs;
Scripture—Prayer, Earl Hicks.
10:05 Address: “Building A New
Community Through Developing
Christ.Like Personalties,” Rev. C. O.
10:25 Special Music, Tabernacle
10:30 Discussion Groups: “The
Effective ;Adult Class”—Rev. Bhu.
ford Peeler, Salisbury; “Curriculum
Material for Children and Young
People,” Miss Myrtle A. McDaniel.
11:20 Reassemble, Business, Tak.
ing of Attendance, Reports, Appoint,
ment of Committees.
11:30 Address; "Personal Evan
gelism in Building Community Life,”
Rev. Shuford Peeler; Offering for
Sunday School Cause.
Noon — Fellowship Dinner — All
Afternoon Session; 2:00 Discussion
Groups; 1. “Training Children to Wor_
ship,” Miss Myrtle A. McDaniel; 2.
"For Superintendents, Teachers,
Pastors, and oth«r Adults, Rev. Shu.
2:55 Special Music, Hemp Quar
2:55 Address ‘The Value of Sun.
day School in Building A New Com
munity, Prof. W. P. Morton.
Night Session — 7:30 o’clock—
Young People’s Work, Mrs. S. R.
Smith, presiding. v.
7:30 Worship, By a Young Per
8:15 Address; “How May Young
People Cooperate In Making A New
Community,” Prof. iJ. A. West.
8:35 Special Music, Pinehurst
Silk Mills Quartet; Offering for
Young People’s Work.
8:45 Dramatization; “Dedication
of Youth to Building A New Com.
munity,” Directed by Mrs. S. R.
Smith; Hymn, “Take Time To Be
The Southern Pines Boy Scout 8:55 “Unit»np- For Christ,” (A
Council cordially invites all parents jConsecration Meditation),—Rev. Shu,
and interested citizens to attend a.^ord Peeler.
meeting to be held at the Scouthouse At the close of the night session, a
on Connecticut avenue at 7:30 pennant will be awarded to the Sun-
o’clock next Tuesday night for the ' day School making the best record of
purpose of re.organlzing the Boy fittendance, based on the number of
Scout and Junior Cub Troops. [miles traveled.
The condition of United States
Senator J. Hamilton Lewis of Illinois
is reported critical in despatches from
Moscow, Russia, where he is suffer,
ing from bronchial pneumonia. Sen.
ator Lewis, a frequent Southern Pines
visitor, spent several days here this
summer resting up from the strenu
ous session of Congress, and after the
adjournment of that body left with
with his family on a cruise to Rus
sia. There he was stricken and is in
a serious condition.
With him are Mrs. Lewis, her niece,
Mrs. Donald Jenks of Jacksonville,
Florida, and the latter’s 'iaughter,
SUPERIOR COURT VERDICTS
By consent of the parties thereto,
it was oi'dered in Superior Court last
week that Charles J. Sadler, Admin,
istrator of the estate of Charles J.
Sadler, deceased, recover of Mrs.
Kate Flachslaender the sum of $46,.
828.50, the same being the amount
due on the principal and interest of
notes as alleged in the complaint,
le.ss a credit of $1,500, together with
interest until paid. It was further
decreed that property described in
a mortgage executed by Mrs. Flach.
elaender to Charles J. Sadler be
condemned to be sold for payment
of said debt and that judgment and
recoveries in the action be limited
to amounts received for sale of this
property. The Park View Hotel in
Southern Pines in involved in the
Joe L. Atkins. Jr., who was knock,
ed from the running board of an au.
tomobile on which he was riding by '
a car driven by H. N. Sneed, and i
while on the highway was struck by
a car driven by Gordon Brown, is to
receive from Brown the sum of $600
in a compromise settlement which
was approved by the Superior Court
last week. However, there was doubt
as to whether Brown was negligent
in striking the boy. An action against
Steed was dismissed.
A case arising from an automobile
accident which occurred in Vass
about two years ago was non suited
as the plaintiff, Harold J. Clement,
was called and failed to answer. Cle.
ment was suing John Gaddy and his
wife for damages sustined when
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F.ARM RESETTLEMENT WORK
George R. Ross of Jackson Springs
has been appointed Regional Section
Chief in Charge of Community and
Cooperative Services in Re.'ettlrment
Work, a federal post. Mr. Ross was
formerly Director of Rural Rehabili.
iation of the North Carolina Emer.
gency Relief Administration, with
headquarters at Raleigh.
In his new work Mr. Ross will aid
farm families that otherwise would
be on relief to earn a subsistence
and raise the standards of their home
BOY SCOUTS TO REORG.\NIZE
AT MEETING ON TUESDAY
JOE FULLER, 72,
Death Clo.ses Rcmantic Career
of Beloved Citizen of
VETERAN OF TWO WARS
167 Children Rehearse
for Service Tonight!
Miss Hosford Trains Youngsters j
For Feature Evangelistic
strong Gospel messages by the
pastor, the Rev. L. M. Hall, selec.
tions by a w’oman’s chorus and vo.
cal and instrumental numbers by
Miss Carolyn A. Hosford, music dL
rector, are features of the evangelis.
tic services which have been in pro.
gress in the Vass Methodist Church
since the first of the week, and
which will continue for several nights
of next week.
Miss Hosford has been meeting
each afternoon since Tuesday with a
large group of children from six to
14 years of age, training them for
a service to be presented this even
ing, Friday, at 7:30 o’clock. One hun.
dred and sixty.seven children were
present for Wednesday’s rehearsal,
and others were expected to enroll
the following day.
On Sunday afternoon at 3:00
o’clock Miss Hosford will speak on
j“The New Woman” and all women
'and girls 15 years of sge or over are
invited to attend thL«, the first of a
series of two services, for women
only. There will be special music at
Joseph W. Fuller—Joe to all who
knew him -passed away at 8:00
o’clock on Monday night at his home
near the Knollwood Airport. He had
been ill for some ten days from
bloodpoi.soning, the result of a cut on
his hand. He was 72 years of age.
Joe Fuller lived a life of romance.
Born in Montana, he spent his early
years as a cowboy. Mining interest
ed him and he made a study of that,
attending the Colorada School of
Mines. Some time after completing
his course here he journeyed to Can
ada and there was accepted for ser
vice with the Royal Canadian Mount
ed Police. It was while a “Mountie”
that Lord Strathoona called for vol.
unteers among the force for serv
ice with the British against the
Boers in South Africa, and Joe was
among the 600 who responded. At
the close of the war only 200 re
turned, Joe among them, and until
his passing this week he was the sole
survivor of the outfit.
Served in France
Mining engineering occupied his
time and energies for several years,
but at the outbreak of the World War
he could not resist the call to the
colors, and despite his years he en.
listed with the U. S. Engineers and
saw service in France with the 115th
and 27th Engineers and other out
fits. He was wounded and gassed in
France and his health was consider
ably impaired when he was honor
ably discharged from the army with
the rank of Master Engineer.
It was but a short time after his
return west from his army career
that Nelson Courtway, then a resi
dent of the Sandhills and a friend
of Joe Fuller, prevailed upon him to
come here to build up his health.
Joe at the time was with Nelson
Courtway’s father out west. He came
on and lived for some time in the
vicinity of what is now Mossgiel Lake.
Joe built the lake while living there
in a tent.
The late James Barber discovered
him as the type of man to look af
ter his extensive properties in this
section, and Fuller became closely as
sociated with the Barber family. He
has been general superintendent of
the Barber estate for some ytd.rs, and
for the past few years has had charge
of the Knollwood Airport property.
Rescued Boy in Well
Joe Fuller was a jack of all trades.
If there was anything he could not
do, his friends never discovered it.
He was called upon for advice and
help from all sides. Three years ago
the young son of Lloyd Wooley of
Manly fell into a deep well near his
home. The hole was not large enough
to permit a grown person to en
ter and there was a hurried consul
tation as to rescue methods. Joe was
sent for, rolled up his sleeves and
with pick and shoved dug another
shaft alongside the one in which the
lad had fallen, and when he had
reached the proper depth, he cut
through, pulled out the youngster
and carried him to the surface. Num
erous incidents of this kind could be
cited. He seemed never at a loss to
do the right thing.
No blood relatives survive. Nine
years ago he marr*ed Cora Mae Ter
rell of Baltimore, who lives to mourn
a beloved husband. Two step.daught-
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COOPER.\Trv^ MOVE FOB
PLANTING DOUBLE BOAD
ALLENS H.W1E SON
Mr. and Mrs. Stanley B. Allen an.
nounce the birth of a son Stanley
Carlton, at the Moore County Hatipi.
tal on Thursday, September I9ih.
The State Highway Department,
the Kiwanis Club, Pinehurst, Inc., the
Town of Southern Pines and Midland
Road property owners are cooperate
ing in their annual movement to sow
grass seed along the double road be.
tween Pinehurst and Southern Pines.
The State has offered the services of
highway employes. Southern Pines
has provided 1,300 pounds of grass
seed, others are contributing seed,
fertilizer and funds, and.it is hoped
to get the work under way next