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A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 18, NO. 17.
FIRST IN NEWS,
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina. Friday, March 25, 1938.
Seawell Defends Constitutional
Government in Kiwanis Speech
Supplants Hoyle in Fight
Against Burns, McKeithen
To Succeed Boyette
HOYLE OUT FOR JUDGE
Major political announcementg of
the week are that J. H. Scott, well-
known Carthage attorney, will en.
ter the race for Solicitor of the Re
corder’s Court of Moore county,
and that S. R. Hoyle of Carthage,
who had previously announced as a
candidate for this' same job, has
decided to shift over to the race for
judge of the Recorder’s Court.
Hugh P. Kelly of Carthage, who
had announced for Recorder, is said
to be stepping out of this battle,
leaving the field to the present
Judge, J. Vance Rowe of Aberdeen,
and Mr. Hoyle.
Three remain in the Solicitor race,
Attorney Edward J. Burns of Car
thage and Attorney Leland McKeith
en of Pinehurst being joined by Mr.
Scott vice Mr. Hoyle.
Mr. Scott has been practising
law at Carthage the past several
years. Before entering the legal pro
fession he was in the lumber busi
ness at Greensboro and also had a
fling at railway auditing and corl
poratlon bookkeeping. He w’as born
and reared in Chatham county, his
parents moving there from Moore
Those who have heard of the fa
mous "Luke Spi’ing,” near Jackson’s
Bridge in the upper end of the
county, wil be interested to learn
that this famous watering place was
named for Mr. Scott’s grandfather,
the late Lucas Brady. His grandfa
ther and mother were residents of - . , ^ v
, , , i, , way provided whereby this countiy
the Jacksons Mill section of Moore
j could escape centrahzatlon oi pow.
county. . . , ^ler in the Federal government at
county political honors is a Baptist,
Answers Arguments of Homer
Johnson Favoring Curtailment
of Supreme Court Powers
Judge Herbert F. Seawell of Car
thage, former member of the U. B.
Board of Tax Appeals, answered At
torney Homer H. Johnson of Cleve.
land, O., and Pinehurst yesterday
at Kiwanis Club meeting, setting
forth arguments in favor of the re
tention of the power of the United
States Supreme Court and the sov-
erignty of the Staes which Mr.
Johnson, at a previous meeting of hte
club, held should be supplanted by
supreme authority In the hands of
Mr. Seawell went back Into the
history of drafting of the Constitu
tion, quoted learned authorities on
th' near perfection of our present
form of government, and cited the
successful operation of the govern
ment and country under the present
Constitution. He said, in part:
"On March 2, 1938, Mr. Homer
H. Johnson is reported to have elec
trified his hearers when he address,
ed this Club, ‘by declaring for cur,
tailmen of the powers of the U. S.
Supreme Court, the establishment of
a Supreme legislative body with
power over State legislative bodies
without regard to States rights.’
"Stated more fully the distinguish-
ed speaker denied the power of the
Supreme Court to declare void an
act of Congress for any cause; he
advocated giving plenary power to
the U. S. Senate such as is possessed
by the English House of Lords; he
favored and advocated centraliza
tion of Government in the hands of
Congress and the President at Wash
ington with only subsidiary powers
reserved to the States, and pi'ophet.
ically declared that there was no
Tomorrow’s Receipts Go To
ward Support of Southern
Pines School Library
The Southern Pines High
School Is holding its annual Tag
Day for the Library, tomorrow,
Saturday. The money from this
drive is spent on new books for
the school. This year particular
ly a new Webster’s International
Unabridged Dictionary and sup
plementary books in the useful
and fine arts are needed to ful
fill standard requirements for
high school libraries.
If you are approached by one
of the youthful solicitors, buy a
tag and help support the school.
NUMEROUS SALES |Record Crowd^\ Annual
OF RESIDENCES j Steeplechase iC jes Here
Announcement of Program
iSeems to Carry Out Slogan of
“Everything But Elephants”
having been a deacon in that church,
as well as a Sunday School superin
tendent and teacher, for more than
This Is the first time he has ever
regret it or not as we might.
"There were those of us who fear
ed some such sentiments were be
ing held clandestinely, but we were
electrified to hear such thoughts ex,
This is the (pressed openly; particularly from a
run for office, although he has been, Pdncated at
active in Democratic politics ever
since he became of voting age. With
S. H. Miller and L. L. Marion, of
Carthage, he managed Dr. Ralph
McDonald’s campaign for Governor
In this county in 1936, their efforts
placing Moore in the McDonald col_
•umn by large majorities In both prl.
Up to the time The Pilot went to
press D. C. Phillips of Southern
Pines, who announced a week ago
he would run for the Democratic
nomination for Congress, had not fil
ed his candidacy with the proper
authorities In Raleigh. The closing
time for filing is this Saturday
Those who have filed for Walter
Lambeth’s seat In the national House
of Representatives are George R.
RosB of Jackson Springs, John R.
Jones of North Wllkesboro, R. F.
Beasley of Monroe and C. B. Deane
of Rockingham. Mayor G. B. Row
land of Raeford, first to announce,
has not filed as yet.
Patty Berg Mid-South
Champion For 1938
Youngster Adds 73 to Her 75
and 76 to Win Golf Title at
Patty Berg, the Minneapolis red
head, yesterday shot a blistering 73,
three strokes over men’s par, on the
Pine Needles layout to add to her
laurels the Mid-South Golf cham
pionship. Mrs. Estelle Lawson Page,
'women’s national Schamplon and de
fending title holder, made a sensa
tional come-back in the finals to
card 37-36-73 for 241 to Jump from
third into second place, but was un
able to overcome her earlier loss of
Jane Cothran, Greenville, S. 0.,
turned in a 44-39-83.242 to trail Mrs.
Page by one stroke, and next In or-,
der were Deborah Verry of Worces.
ter, Mass., and Virginia GuUfoU, Sy
racuse, N. Y.
The tournament attracted the beat
Held in the history of thi» annua.\
^Southern Fines event
native born American, educated at
Amherst and Hai^ard, a member of
the profession of the law.
“Article I of the Bill of Rights
of our Constitution, for which the
speaker had such evident dislike, if
not contempt, guaranteed to him
the right of free speech; the right
to say what he did say and to teach
men, if he can, so to agree.
"When the Constitution was be
ing formulated in the Convention in
Philadelphia in 1787, there were
some present, perhaps, who thought
as Mr. Johnson, but after a trial of
the Constitution for 150 years it is
surprising to find a continuance of
such sentiment. It only proves how
persistent error is in human na
“Mr. Hamilton, birllllant youth,
distrusted the rule of the people.
In his plan offered In the Conven
tion he conceded only a house of
assembly to democracy. His Idea of
the Senate was to' have it modeled
after the English House of Lords,
but chosen by electors, not by the
people directly. Kla ultimate notion
of a Chief Executive for the United
States was merly an elettlve King,
chosen as the Senate not by the
people but by electors on the plar
our our electoral college In selecting
Even Mr. Hamilton, in later
years explained that his proposals in
the Convention were experimental
In nature and Intended only to pro
yoke discussion. This may have been
his apology. At any rate, James
Beck in his admirable work on the
Constitution, says that Hamilton’s
plan was a ‘preposterous' scheme of
“Of course, we would use no such
lamguage In reference to what
Mr. Johnson said, althouglt most of
his proposals were strikingly simi.
lax to one or more of the Hamilton
"Especially do their ideas with
reference to the Senate,—its pow
ers, methods and purposes, har
monize and agree. Their ideas in
nftrence to the Supreme Court of
(PUiue Uum to pago t»ur)
Some of the best features of the
Hospital Ball, to be presented at the
Pinehurst Countzy Club on Tuesday,
March 29th, are not being announc.
ed in advance.
Nearly everybody knows that the
music will be furnished by Charley
Eckel and his Orchestra, a band that
has had all Florida talking. Direct
from the Surf Club at Miami Beach,
Eckel brings to the ball an organ
ization of eleven musicians in
which each man is keen to make the
Everybody knows that supper wil!
be served to all at midnight, and
that this Included In the price of
each ticket. During the intermis.
sion some problems concernmg an
automobile, a radio, a comera and
some other things will be settled. It
you haven't yet acquired an interest
in those problems, you'd better get
some little red coupons right quick
You must see the decorations, to
believe how gay the ballrooms will
be made. There’s a cheery Hospital
motif, too, specially worked out for
the ball. Much of the decoratmg is
being done by the staff of the Club
Chalfonte, through the kind coopera
tion of the management.
And there will be specialties, but
that’s another secret. All we can say
is this,—we think you will be de.
Make Your liescr\ations
L, E. Stoner Purchases John
Nichols House; Julian Bishop j
Buys in Knollwood >
OTHER KNOLLWOOD SALES'
The real estate marke*; in both
Pinehurst and Southern Pines has
been unusually active durhig the
past few weeks, with numerous res
idences changmg hands and a num.
ber of rentals reported.
L. F. Stoner of Montreal. Canada,
who has been occupying the M. H.
Turner residence on Maa.%achusetts
avenue this winter, has purchased
the John G. Nichols house near the
Southern Pines Country Club
through the P. T. Barnum agency.
Mr. Barnum has also closed a deal
for the sale of the Babcock house
in Knollwood to Charles Murray of
Julian T. Bishop of New York has
purchased the Pushee house in
Knollwood through L. L. Biddle, II,
and Mr. Biddle has sold the Whiting
house, also In Knollwood to Warren
L. Irish of Norristown and Phila
delphia, Pa., and the Fuller house in
Knollwood to William E. McCall.
Mrs. John D. Chapman has leased an
apartment in the Cloverleaf, Pine
hurst for the balance of the sea
son. The Gould Shaws of Warren-
ton, Va., are returning from Florida
shortly to occupy the Sidney Wilcox
house in Pinehurst for several weeks. ;
Mrs. Emllle Wilson’s bungalow on
Pennsylvania avenue. Southern Pines
has been leased by the Barnum
agency to Mr. and Mrs. Wallace
Imln, and the Edgar T. Chapman
house on Indiana avenue to S. D.
W'yatt of Fon.du.Lac, Wis. The
Strutherf: Burt house is al.so report
ed leased for the balance of the sea
son, and the Dr. W. P. Bowers house
on New Hampshire avenue is report
ed sold. I
Apple Trees in Full Bloom
This Week-End; Dog-
woods, Wisteria Out
This week-end will see apple
blossoms at their bloomingest and
dogwood and wisteria just about
reaching their most beautiful
stage in the Sandhills. It’s the
week-end for a drive about the
M. C. McDonald, W'est End, tel
ephoned The Pilot, yesterday that
the apple orchards of the Pine
hurst Peach Company at West
End would be In full bloom to.
morrow and Sunday. This orchard
is one of the show places of the
section at this period of the year,
and Mr. McDonald cordially m-
vites residents and visitor to this
Spills and Thrills Feature Five
Event Card on Midland
SHOW ON TUESDAY
21st Annual Event Expected to
Eclipse Predecessors in
Entries and Crowd
MEETING GREAT SUCCESS
The largest crowd ever to gather
for a sports event in the Sandhills
witnessed the fourth running* of the
Sandhills Cup races on the Barber
Estate course midway on the Mid
land Road last Saturday afternoon.
And they v/ere rewa’’ded with five
exciting events over brush, hurdles,
timber and on the flat. The meeting
was the most successful in the his
tory ofthe local Steeplechase asso
ciation, from every standpoint.
The biggest thrill of the afternoon
came in the race which was expect,
ed to provide the least excitement,
for shortly before time for starting
the day’s card it was learned that
only two of the five horses entered
in the Sandhills Challenge Cup
event of three miles over timber
fences were able to go to the post.
Facing the starter were Paul Mel.
Ion’s Corn Dodger, a horse which had
its early schooling In Southern Pines
under the tutelage of ths late Noel
Laing, and Terry’s Winner, entered
by Miss Therese Schey of East Ham
ilton, L. I., under its former name
Com Dodger, the favorite, was
well in the lead with but three
fences to go when the big gelding
lapped the top rail and went over
on hi.s nose. Jack Skinner nose-dived
with him, but managed to hold to
the reins. Henry Frost, Jr., on 'I’er-
ry’s Winner went sailing by, think
ing the race his without peradven.
ture of a doubt. But he reckoned
without Skinner. Jack succeeded In
Next week is Horse Show Week
in Pinehurst, and there is ample
evidence that the 21st annual event
will eclipse all Its predecessors In
number of entries and In popular ap
peal. The evidence comes In the na
ture of reports from Secretary Char- ^ i..
lie Picquet that all 53 classes are. remounting Corn Dodger, tore at-
ii'aI 1 •Pillar? oiiri iTipliirlp f*rnm ai.._ ^
well filled and include horses from j leader, overtook him near the
all over l,he state; and that demand, fence ^nd finished two lengths
, for boxes, parking spaces and tick- j jjj front to give Mr. Mellon the first
ets for the show has been greater
— : former years. The show is
Mrs. Nellie Chadwick jfor Uie benefit of the Moore County
Dies Suddenly „
I There will be classes for trottera,
Native of Maine. She Had Made ! pacers, saddle horses, ponies, five
Southern Pines Her Winter
Home Since 1906
Following an illness of brief dura
tion, Mrs. Nellie Chadwick passed
into rest at an advanced age last
Saturday morning at the New Eng
land House, Southern Pines, her
winter home for many years. Born j motorized equipment
gaited horses, luinters, jumpers and
polo ponies, and also for children's
horsemanship. In addition soldiers
from Fort Bragg are going to put
on a Tug-of-War this year that will
furnish some real excitement. Those
big guns from the fort will also be
here, and some of the army’s new
Lovely young ladles will serve as
aides. Men on the assisting commit
tee will de the ushering. A special
effort is being made by the Auxil.
iary to have everything arranged
without confusion, but the fact must
be stressed that table space cannot
be promised unless a table reserva
tion Is definitely made at least 48
hours before the ball. Reservations
and tickets can be procured from
Mrs. S. Donald Sherrerd, treasurer,
at Pinehurst. Tickets are $3.50 each.
Mrs. Heman Gifford Is chairman
of the ball, and Mrs. Paul Dana is
the head of the Auxiliary. All mem
bers of the organization are assist.
Ing. It is not going too far to say
that the Moore County Hospital
hardly remain open without the sup
port of the Auxiliary. The Hospi
tal Ball is the climax oft he Auxil
iary’s work for the winter season.
DONAU> PAiiSON TO
OWN POEMS THI.‘3 AFTERNOON
Ella Augusta Patten in Saco, Me.,
she early married John Chadwick,
and following the death of her hus
band came with her sister in law,
Miss Lydia M. Chadwick to South
ern Pines In 1906, making the town'
her seasonal home. Until the death
of Miss Lydia in 1928 they were in
separable ,and active in the civic and
social life of the Sandhills where
they gained a wide acquaintance and
numerous friends. Living quietly for
the past few years Mrs. Chadwick
was interested in her music and the
company of her associates.
Descended through her mother’s
family from an early Governor of
Maine, Miss Patten devoted many
years to the study of music
Funeral services, conducted by her
pastor, the Rev. F. Cralghlll Brown
were held in Emmanuel Church,
Southern Pines, at 4 :00 o’clock Mon.
day afternoon. Organ service t>y Mr.
Stanley Smith. Honorary pallbearers
were Hoyt Shaw, H. A. Lewis, Dr.
E. W. Bush, Dr. George Proctor,
Dr. W. C. Mudgett, Dr. E. Levis
Pi-izer, A. I. Sherman, J. C. Barron
and A. S. Newcomb. The body was
sent to Saco for Interment.
Mrs. Charwlck is survived by a
son, John Patten Chadwick, general
manager of the Santiago, Chile, of.
flee of the American Smelting Co.
Boxes and a limited number of
parking spaces for the show, as well
as other admission tickets, are on
sale at the office of the secretary,
Mr. Picquet, in Pinehurst.
The show opens Tuesday morning,
and classes will be judged that af
ternoon and both morning and af
ternoon on Wednesday.
1 leg on the new chalU nge trophy. Ac
cording to experts it the track, it’s
never happened befoi'e in hunt rac
ing in this country—if anywhere.
There was a three.way spill at
(he first brush jump in the ijil.OOO
Yadkin steeplechase, sending two
jockeys to the hospital with broken
bones. Miss Maude Stephenson’s Tro
jan Racket, trained in Pinehurst this
winter by Dion Kerr, Jr., won the
two-and one-half mile grind. L- W.
Robinson, Jr.’s Cabin Fire took the
other brush race, two miles for
The hurdle, event went to Mrs.
Jane Fowler Bassett’s Herroro, and
Mrs. Vemer Z. Reed’s Palm Springs
took the mile and one-quarter event
on the flat.
Residents rnd guc.'ts of tho Sand
hills are cordially lnv'f.od to hear
Donald Parson, poet of Pinehurst,
read from his popular book, “Glass
Flowi.TS,” at an open house after
noon at the Civic Club today, Fri
day. Incidentally, Dr. William Lyon
Phelps of Yale Unlveraity read some
of Mr. Parson’s verses two weeks
ago beforo a ’arge audience in New
York city. "Glasa Flowers" is now
,in its fouith edition.
GY!VIKH.\N.\ and junior
HORSE SHOW THIS WKKK-KMI
There’ll be plenty doing this week
end for those who like equestrian
events. This afternoon a gymkhana
is scheduled for the Soathem Pines
show ring, with the following pro
gram: Junior Hoi;semanshlp, Handy
Hunters, Musical Stalls, Green Hun.
ter.s (over the outside course) a
Tug-of-War between teams from
Pinehurst and Southern Pines, and
Tomorrow, Saturday afternoon
there’s to be a junior Horse Show at
the Stonybrook Stables ring on
Young’s Road, for children up to 17
years of age. There’ll be all kinds
of classes, both riding and driving.
THREE WAY i'lE l''OR Ui^AD
IN NORTH & SOUTH OPKN
Victor Ghezzi, Byron Nelson and
Ed Dudley stood in a three-way tie
for first at the end of the first 36
holes in the annual North & South
Open, now being played at Pine,
hunt, with 141 apiece. Jimmy Hines,
E. J. Harrison and Denny Shute were
next, neck and neck with 142. The
tournament, for $5,000 in prize mon-
ley, wind® up with 36 holes today.
JUNIORS SPONSOR BRIDGE
PARTY AT HIGHLAND PINES
The Contract Bridge party spon
sored by the Southern Pines Jun.
lor Chamber of Commerce ahd the
Junior Civic Club, to be held at
the Highland Pines Inn next Tues.
day night, is expected to attract
all th^ bridge fans in the commun
ity. They are al invited, and the
small charge of 25 cents per play
er is to go for prizes for the vrin-
ners. Refreshments and music are
to be served by the hotel manage,
ment. The bidding starts at 8:00
Local Horses To Run in
Aiken and Camden
Reed, Wilmhurst, l^aing. Hill
and Mrs. Smith Among
Sandhills horses will compete both
in this Saturday’s race meeting at
Aiken, S. C., and The Carolina Cup
event at Camden the following Sat.
urday. Among local owners sending
down entries are Vemer Z. Reed,
Jr., of Pinehurst; Geoffrey Lalng of
Southern Pines; Mrs. Lawrence B.
Smith of Southern Pines; Fred B.
Wilmhurst, who is schooling his
horses this winter at Hasty, near
Laurinburg, and George Watts Hill
of Durham, whose horses are at the
On the card at Aiken tomorrow
are two hurdle races, two flat races
and two trotting events, one to be
driven by women. Mrs. Smith Is com
peting In this race, and her fine trot
ter, now In training at Pinehurst,
will also go in the other trotting
event, driven by Ernest I. W'hlte, one
of the leading amateur drivers in
the country back in the good old
days. Mr. White has not driven a
race for many years.
Among judges at the Aiken meet
ing will be two Southern Pines resL
dents, Jackson H. Boyd and Nelson
C. Hyde. At the Camden meet a
week later James Boyd is a mem.
ber ot the Race committee, and
Jackson Boyd and Richard Wallach,
(Pl0tute turn to paff* nght)