The pilot. (Vass, N.C.) 1920-current, July 30, 1937, Image 1
dUL 3 1 1931 FIRST IN NEWS, CIRCULATION & ADVERTISING y A^ARTHAOE KACUC SPRIHCS 6NO I ^ /t^KEVlEW MANUSV JACK SOM SPRIMOS SOUTH6RN PINES PILOT MOORE COUNTY’S LEADING NEWS-WEEKLY A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding VOL.It. no. southern Pines and Aberdeen, ^or<h Cardinal July 30. 1937. HENRY P. BILYEll, FRUIT PIONEER IN SANDHILLS. DIES Retires Sunday Came to Southern Pines in 1888 and Developed Many Or chards and Vineyards ORIGINATOR-OF DEWBERRY Henry Paul Bilyeu, a pioneer of grape culture in the Sandhills and long noted as the originator of the famous Lucretia dewberry, died at his home, No. 1506 Grove street in Greensboro last Saturday night. Born at Hightstown, N. J., March 26, 1849, the son of H. P. Bilyeu, a prominent peach grower of that state, the boy absorbed orchard culture and at the early age of 25 years struck out for himself locating at Ridge way, N. C., where he became a suc cessful fruit grower. Impressed witn the possibilities of the Sandhills hs came to Southern Pines in 1888 and ir the following years developed many orchards and vineyards. His one time home became the first club house of the Southern Pines Country Club, and from this site he moved to the famous Pine Knot farm located nortn of the Midland Road steeplechase course. To this dean of horticulturists of North Carolina was due the suc» cess of many commercial peach or chards and vineyards in the vicinity of Southern Pines, and the spread of the far-reaching dewberry fieldb through the origin and cultivation of the original Lucretia plants. In 1892 Mr. Bilyeu married Miss Carry Lee Poe, daughter of Walter Poe, and a sister of Mrs. Alex Fields and Mrs. Mollie Burgess. Beside the widow five of the six children sur vive Mr. Bilyeu; Mrs. Wade Stevick of Southern Pines, Walter J., residing near the old farm; Henry P., Jr., and Helen C., of Greensboro, and Mrs. James Carl Patrick of Colorado. Funeral services were held at 3 o’clock Monday afternoon at the Florida Street Baptist Church, DR. C. IlEXFOKD R.W’MOXD WIDE FELLOWSHIP CHURCH RECEIVES GIFT OF $2,000.00 Generositj’ of Mrs. Vittum An nounced by Dr. Raymond, Re tiring as Pastor This Sunday RECEPTION ON MONDAY of the Sandhill Territr^^*^2f North Carolina V =1. FIVE CENTS Speakers Today at Sandhills Project Opening DR. C. A. BOSEMAN OF SANATORIUM AT PINEBLUFF PASSES Specialist in Mental Diseases Came Here With Dr. M. D. Kemp Early in 1936 WORLD WAR VETERAN The passing of Dr. Claude A. Bose- man, one of the partners operating Pincbluff Sanatorium at Pinebluff, who died suddenly at Moore County Hospital last Friday morning follow ing a heart attack, has removed a talented physician from the commun ity. He was 43 years old. A graduate of the University of North,Carolina, Dr. Boseman took his medical degree at the University ot Pennsylvania and then spent several years in Philadelphia, New York, Baltimore and Washington hospitals specializing in the treatment of ner vous and mental conditions. In Jan uary, 1936, he returned to North Car- Greensboro, with the pastor, the Rev. olina and. with Dr. Malcolm D. Kemp. B. G. Whitley and the Rev. J. T. Barham, pastor of the Glenwood Presbyterian Church officiating. In terment was in Green Hill cemetery with Louis Berry, C. P. Williams. G. C. Collins, Birders Spivey, J. S. V^al- lace and J. D. Rumbley acting as bearers. Many relatives and old friends from the Sandhills attended the fun eral. Walter Blue, Jr. Second in Soap Box Derby Heat Southern Pines Entry at Raleigh One of Best Looking But Not Fast Enough established Pinebluff Sanatorium, a private institution for the treatment of nervous and mental conditions that has gained considerable renow’n throughout the South and which has prospered rapidly since its founda tion. Dr. Boseman was a member of the Episcopal Church, the Masonic Or der, Phi Beta Kappa honorary fra ternity, Phi Chi medical fraternity, an officer in the North Carolina Med- (Please turn to page eight) Walter Blue, Jr., the Sandhills lone entry in the Raleigh News and Ob- server-Chevrolet Motor Company Soap Box Derby trials on Wednesday afternoon, returned to Southern Pines Wednesday night in a philoso phical frame of mind after having been eliminated in the preliminary heats when he ran second to the win ner of his heat. Last year Walter had the same ex perience and this year he spent a great amount of time and effort ti- produce a car that he felt certain would take him further in the event but, although his was one of the best looking entries in the field, it just wouldn’t go fast enough to take him over the finish line in front. The winner and runner-up of the Raleigh Derby were brothers, Wiley and Hal Thompson of Raleigh, aged 9 and 13 respectively, who spent a total of 20 cents on their two cars that going for two cans of paint with which to cover the bare wood frames. Asked what was wrong that he didn’t go further in the elimination, Walter shrugged and answered, "I dunno.” The Church of Wide Fellowship on last Sunday morning was again hap pily surprised by the announcement of another generous gift to retire bonds issued when the new building was erected. The pastor, Dr. C. Rex- , ford Raymond, read from a letter' from Mr.s, Albert Vittum addressed to | Mrs. H. S. Knowles, treasurer of the Woman's Society of the Church, an- noimcing a gift of $2,000 to pay in terest and principal in full on two bonds held by Mrs, Vittum. Though Mrs. Vittum has removed from Southern Pines to make her home in California, this is a material token which shows that her interest still lives in the church to which she and her late husband gave so gen erously in past years. Dr. Raymond will preach his fin .1 sermon as active pastor of the r hurch of Wide Fellow’ship this com ing Sunday morning, after 40 years of service in the ministry. Upon his retirement he becomes the church's pastor emeritus. His resignation from active pastoral duty was accepted bj' the congregation several weeks ago. Dr. and Mrs. Raymond will be honor ed by a supper and reception in th" church garden next Monday, August 2d at 6:30 o'clock. The following day the Raymonds leave for a vacation at Chautauqua Lake. New York, to re turn to Southern Pines in Septem ber. Services at Wide Fellowship during August will be in charge of Albert Buchanan, a senior at Oberlin College. (JOVEKXOK CLVOE R. HOFA' KKF. HAROLD D. COOLEV No Injunction For Slot Machine Makers Hemp Has Gala Celebration of New Water Works and City Hall Checks For Needy County’s Blind and “Outside Poor” To Receive Finan cial Aid Next Week Checks for the blind and those who are now on the county’s “out ride poor" list will be sent out July 31. according to a statement made Tuesday by Mrs. W. G. Brown, welfare chairman. Aid foi dependent chiiuicn and the need iest of the old age group will be provided next month, she said. The entire welfare office force is working hard to get the Social Security line-up in the county com pleted. Crowds Enjoy All-Day Program To Commemorate Completion of Civic Projects TO PREVENT FLOODING The Board of Commissioners of Southern Pines has arranged for the inspection of the catch basins in the city’s storm sewer system with a view to remedying flood condition* now frequently prevalent on Broad and other streets. Betsy Jean Johnson Kiwanis Speaker “Pinch Hitting” For Dad, She Tells Club of Bar and Press Cruise to Bermuda When speakers fall down at tlie last moment and leave the Sandhills Ki wanis Club stranded for its Wednes day meetings, there's always a mad scramble on the part of the Program Committee to get a "pinch hitter.” Sometimes on these occasions they get a good one. They never had a better one—nor a prettier one—than they had this week. Attorney J. Talbot Johnson of Aberdeen was scheduled to speak at this week’s meeting. Called suddenly to New York he telephoned his daugh ter Betsy Jean, still in her teens, told her to go to the meeting and make a calk on the recent trip she, her father and her sister Miriam took W’ith the State Bar Association and the North Carolina Press Associa tion to Bermuda. Betsy Jean “crashed through.” She opened her remarks by saying that as a pinch hitter she’d never get to first base and would doubtless strike out, but she did neither. The Kiwan- ians credited her with a home run, with three on bases, when she’d fin ished a delightful recounting of the cruise of lawyers and newspaper men to the famous coral island. There Is no doubt that Betsy got a lot out of her trip, for she painted a picture of Bermuda that made her listeners think they’d been there and seen It. It was Betsy Jean’s first speech. If Klwanians have their way it won’t be her last. Judge Sinclair Upholds Right <If Enforcement of Law Passed > by 1937 Assembly In a judgment filed with the clerk of the Cumberland Superior Court on Monday, Judge N. A. Sinclair declined to grant injunctive relief to The Vending Machine Company of Fay etteville, ruling that the attorney- general of North Carolina, the sher iff of Cumberland county and the chief of police of Fayetteville have the right to enforce the 1937 Anti slot Machine law against evcvy type of machine except those known as “Type 12.” This was the latest development in the chain of events precipitated early in 1937 when the Rev. A. J. Mc- Kelway of Pinehurst fired the open ing blast against the evils of slot mactiines through the columns of The Pilot and which were carried on by lo cal law enforcement agencies and Congressional reprt^sentativqs until the new anti-slot machine law was passed and the Fayetteville concern removed its machines from this and other territories in the State to avoid the threatened confiscation of any of their property. The Vending Machine Company, meantime, filed a petition for an in junction against the enforcement of the law as a challenge of its consti tutionality, but .Tudge Sinclair's rul ing holds the law constitutional and denies the prayer for an injunction. (Please turn to page five) McQUEEN BAILEY, COUNTYSURVEYOR, PASSES SUDDENLY Served Moore in Same Official Capacity for 20 Years.— Funeral at Old Union SEABOARD GOLFERS COMING FOR TOURNAMENT SEPT. 4-5-6 September 4th, 5th and 6th have been set as the dates for the annual gathering of members of the Sea board Air Line Golf Association in Southern Pines, and according to word received from officials in Nor folk by Mayor D. G. Stutz, there will be a record number here this Fall. They will start coming in on the 3d, Mr. Stutz said, with all of them on hand the 4th to tee off in the first round of the annual tournament. As usual, the Highland Pines Inn will be the official hostelry, and the South ern Pines Country Club the scene of the competition. Martin McQueen Bailey, 48, for 20 years County Surveyor, died sud denly about 12:30 o’clock last Fri day, his death coming as a distinct shock to hia many friends through out Moore county. Mr. Bailey seemed to be well as usual when he arose Friday morn ing, but became over-heated while working around his home on the Vass-Union road three miles from Vass. Symptoms of indigestion caus ed him to go to Carthage to con sult a physician. Accompanied by his brother, A. C. Bailey, he was more than half way home when he grew worse and suggested to his brother that he take the wheel. Shortly thereafter he collapsed and never ral lied. Unable to arouse the stricken man, his brother carried him home and summoned a physician, who pro nounced him dead. The funeral service, which was attended by a large gathering of friends and relatives, was held at Old Union Church at 4:00 o’clock (Please turn to page four) DENNY .^ND STEPHENSON LOCAL LEGION DELEGATES By Torn Bont Hemp humped itself into a modern municipality last Saturday with a new water and sewer system and a city hall. In an all-day celebration the town asseverated to a cockeyed cos mos that it feels good over what it has. It put on a pageant of progress in which the Roosevelt horse and buggy age looked post-millennarian by con trast with the antediluvian ox cart which dragged over the dusty foot paths that went in the nineties for roads. Then the buildings were tor mally given and taken, the visitorsi were dined, the greasy pig pursued and the day danced out in municipal hall. It was an upper Moore celebration in which the greater portion of the 2,000 population of Hemp participat- pd. Census takers for the government and registrars for the elections do not give Hemp any 2,000, but the in dustries do and they w'ere there Sat urday. The morning exercises conflict ed somewhat with farming operations, but in the afternoon the folks went, to town. One of the modern acts in which Hemp revels is the election of Tuesday, July 21. That day the voters were asked to ratify bond issues of $6,000 for water and $4,000 for sewer construction. By 95 to 7 it was order ed in the referendum. And thus Hemp became the newest town in the UniT- ed States, so they say. The railroad station, the talc mine. (Please turn to page four) Frank M. Shea Dies; Lived Here 17 Years .%'.HOEYHERE TOi/AY TO LAUNCH SANDHILL PROJECT Four Thousand Expected For Celebration and Harbecue at U. S. Park, Hoffman Employe of Pinehurst Depart ment Store W’^as Veteran of World War OTHER NOTAIJLES COMING In discussing plans for the bar becue and public inspection of the Sandhills Land Use Projects to ba held at Hoffman, today( Friday) F. W. Eatman, project manager, states that he hopes that interested citizens at tending this celebration will include men. women and children. He also hopes that as nearly as possible rep resentative citizens can attend from all the various communities of this section of the state. The all-day celebration which wili begin at 9 o’clock, will be held at In dian Camp Park where tables have been erected to accomodate 4,000 persons and where one ton of barbe cue, contributed by citizens of the surrounding territory, will be served. Indian Camp Park is entered from U. S. Highway No. 1 just w'est of Hoffman through a rustic gateway. Speaking w'ill begin at 11 o’clock, fol lowed by the public barbecue dinner at 1 o'clock, with inspection tours in the afternoon and a dance htat night. The project manager enumerated this week some of the more impor tant jobs which have been completed on this 62,000-acre project, outlining at the same time a number of jobn which are yet to be completed. Roughly speaking the Sandhills de velopment consists of forest develop ment, wild life conservation, and re creational development. (For full de tails of the purposes of the project see Page 2). Governor To Speak Governor Clyde R. Hoey has defi nitely accepted the invitation to be the principal speaker at today's ded ication and will pass through South ern Pines in his motor car early this morning enroute to Hoffman. A long list of notables who hav« definitely accepted invitations in cludes Congressman Harold D. Cool ey, who has signified to the commi' - tee that he hopes he will be able to bring with him Congressman Pearson of Tennessee, and Congressmen Cof fee and McLaughlin of Nebraska. Secretary of Agriculture Henry Wallace has notified the committee that it will be impossible for him to be present. However, Assistant Sec retary Harry P. Brown will attend. C. F. Clayton, chief of the Land Planning Section of the Land Utiliza tion Division, will represent the Re settlement Administration of the U, S. Department of Agriculture, (Please turn to page four) Mrs. A. C. Smith of Vass Route 2 Dies Delegates and members of the Sandhills Post 134, American Legion, returning from the Department con vention held in Durham on Sunday, Monday and Tuesday of this week re port that Sandhills Post was ' well represented in all branches and activ ities of the convention. In the balloting for Department del egates to the National convention to be held in New York city during the week of September 20-26, Robert E Denny and John H. Stephenson were named as alternates for the delega tion. Among the members of the local post at the Durham convention were Paul Dana, L. V. O’Callaghan, Robe-t E. Denny, Charles Creel, John H. Stephenson and the newly elected Post Commandant, D. D. Shields Cameron. Frank M. Shea, aged 59 years, a resident of Southern Pines for the past 17 years, suffered a heart at tack and passed a-.vay early Friday morning in the Hotel Houston, Wash ington, D, C., where he was spending his vacation. A war veteran, having served over seas with the 5th Canadian Engin eers, Mr. Shea came to Southern Pines from Bath, N. H., the resi dence of his father, James S. Shea, in 1920. Entering the employ of the H. A. Lewis grocery in Southern Pines and later in Pinehurst, and with the retirement of H. A. and Robert Lewis, he went with the Pinehurst Department Store and be came one of the best known and most popular clerks in his line of busi ness. Funeral services conducted by the Rev. T. A. Williams and Father J. F. Morrisey were held in St. An thony a Roman Catholic Church at 10:00 o’clock Tuesday morning. In terment followed in Mount Hopa Cemetery. Pallbearers were; L. V. O’Callaghan. H. S. Knowles, H. A. Lewis, Dr. G. G. Herr, Floyd Medlin and Robert Shaw. Hfc Is survived by his widow, the former Mrs. Helen Sadler Wilson; an infant son, Francis; a stepson, William Wilson, and an aunt, Mls| Mary A. Shea Littleton. N. H. Funeral Services Held in Cypress Presbyterian Church on Tuesday Afternoon Funeral services for Mrs. A. C. Smith. 60, of Vass Route 2, were held Tuesday afternoon at Cypress Presbyterian Church with the Rev. W. A. Brown, pastor, and the Rev. M. D. McNeill officiating Mrs. Smitn had bien in poor health for several years, but the end came suddenly Monday from a heart attack after a day in which she was seemingly be er. Before her marriage, Mrs. Smith was Miss Catharine May Parrish, a nat ive of Ramseur. She had lived in Hoke and Moore counties for many years rnd was highly esteemed for her fine traits of character and lov able disposition. Cheerfulness was one of her outstanding characteristics and she made life brighter for those with whom she came in contact, with whom she came in contact. She was a member of Cypress church. Mrs. Smith is survived by her hus band, A. C. Smith, and by the fol lowing sons and daughters: William Alexander, George Herbert, James Franklin and Daniel Hector Smith, all of Vass Route 2, Mrs. Effle Mor rison ol High Point and Mrs. L. O. Hennings of Vass Route 2.