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VOL. 18, NO. 50.
FIRST IN NEWS,
of the Sandhill A ritory of North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina. Friday, November 11, 1938.
Junior Chamber To Decorate
Southern Pines For Christmas
Trees Alon^ Broad Street To Be
Li|i^hted From December 10
to January 1st
American Lesrion Arranges
Program To Be Held in West
End High School
SPECIAL SERVICE SUNDAY
Armistice Day will be fittingly cel
ebrated in the Sandhills under the
direction of Sandhill Post No. 134,
American Legion. The exercises will
take place in the auditorium of the
West End High School tonight, Fri
day, starting at 8:00 o’clock, and the
public is cordially invited,
A varied program has been ar
ranged, with a number of organiza
tions. taking part. Members of the old
Sandhills Sixteen will sing, the new
Sons of the American Legion, recent
ly organized, will put on a stunt;
the Daughters of the Legion will pre
sent tableaux; the West End School
is staging something suitable to the
occasion, and the Legion itself, with
the aid of the Auxiliary, will have a
number on the program.
Members of the Legion, veterans of
other wars, the Legion Auxiliary
and the Sons of the Legion will march
into the auditorium in a body. All
these are asked to be at the school
l)uilding a little before 8:00 o’clock.
Next Sunday morning a special Ar
mistice service will be held in the
Carolna Theatre, Southern Pines, un.
der the auspices of the Brownson Me
morial Presbyterian Church. There
will be special music and a sermon
appropriate to the occasion by the
ReT. Ernest L. Barber. The public
is cordially invited to this service.
Flower Show Great
Success at Pinehurst
Numerous Exhibits, Attendance
Beyond Expectations, Many
For the past several weeks the
Southern Pines Junior Chamber of
Commerce has had a committee
working on plans for suitable decor
ating of the business section of Sou
thern Pines throughout the Christ
mas season. This committee is now
ready, with the cooperation of the
inerchfuils and townspeople, to go
ahead with this project.
Tentative plans call for the plant
ing of ten trees, averaging ten feet
in height, along Broad street from
New York to Connecticut avenues,
five trees to be on each side of the
railroad tracks. These trees will be
permanently set and the trees and
electrical equipment may be used each
year. A full supply of colored lights
will be used to decorate the trees
and will be kept lighted from De
cember 10th through January 1st.
Due to the cost of this project, the
Jay-Cees will not be able to put it
over without the moral and financial
backing of the citizens of Southern
Pines who are interested in seeing
their community attractively lighted
and decorated for the holiday season.
The ten trees planned will add
greatly to the appearance of the bus
iness section and the trees, equip
ment, and fixtures will be a perma
nent addition to the tow’n. This
mean.s that the sponsors will be able
to add more decorations each year,
which will also be permanent, thus
keeping the decorating cost hereaf
ter at a minimum.
All business and professional men
will be contacted by a member of
the Jay-Cees within the next few
days. Any others wishing to contrib
ute may do so by contacting M. F.
Grantham, treasurer of the Jay-Cees,
or Monia Johnson, chairman of the
Christmas Lighting Committee.
Dr. Cheatham To Speak at
Special Exercises This Morn
Special A»-mistice Day exercises
will be held this morning, Friday,
at 11:15 o'clock at the Southern
Pines High School, with the public
cordially invited to join with the
students. Dr. Thaddeus A. Cheat
ham of Pinehurst will make a
talk, the High School Glee Club
will sing, and the School band play.
TRAINED HERE FOR YEARS
PINE NEEDLES INN
FOR FOURTH YEAR
Management Entertains at Tea
and Dinner To Launch
$3,756 Spent This Year
in Tuberculosis Work
Mrs. Cheatham Reports on Use
of Funds Derived from An
nual Christmas Seal Sale
The 1938 Flower Show sponsored
by the Woman’s Auxiliary of the
Pinehurst Community Church came
to a close after two most succcssful
days. The attendance was far ahead
of all expectations, with people here
from Red Springs, Rockingham, Sea-
grove, Raleigh, Asheboro, Richmond,
Va., Durham, Charlotte, Sanford,
Greenwich, Conn., Fort Bragg, Roa-
noke Rapids, Graham and other
of North and South Carolina.
The hall was completely filled with
tint exhibits from the Sandhills sec
tion and many were outstanding in
their artistic arrangement. The fu
ture for ths annual event has many
possibilities for a larger and finer
Mrs. L. G. Kelly chairman wishes
to express her thanks for the fine
cooperation and the help given her
to make this a successful flower
Almost all varieties of flowers,
numerous plants and varied flower
arrangements were judged during
the exhibition, and prizes awarded
to the following:
Mrs. Frank Welch, Mrs. Chester
Williams, Mrs. Tom Black, Mrs. I.
C. Sledge, Mrs. Foster Kelly, Mrs.
W. D. Shannon, Mrs. Lewis G. Kel
ly, Mrs. Henry A. Page, Jr., Mrs.
Tom Cole, Mrs Cunningham, Mrs.
Frank duPont, Miss Christian Julak,
Mrs. George T. Dunlap, Sr., Mrs. Leo
nard Tufta, Mrs. Joe Hensley, Mrs.
George Dunn, Dr. CharU-j T. Grier,
Mrs. John Black, Mrs. Suttonfleld,
Mrs. W. B. Herndon, Mrs. Hugh Car-
ter Mrs. A. J McKelway, Mrs. Eric The teachers of adult education in
Nelson, Mrs. Curt McKenzie, Pine- \ Moore County have set as' their goal
hurst High School, Mrs. Conant and j to teach 50 a month to sign their
Mrs. Gilliland, Miss Gentry and Mrs. j names. This adult education was
Marion Phillips. I started in August and up to Novem-
The following; won honorable men-! her 1st, the teachers had turned into
Three thousand, seventy hundred
and fifty.six dollars was spent in
Moore county from January 1st to
November 1st this year for preven
tion of and treatment for tubercu
losis, and the care of tuberculosis pa
tients. So Mrs, T. A. Cheatham,
chairman of the County Tuberculos
is Committee reported at a meeting
of the committee held at her home in
Pinehurst on Tuesday.
Moore county is one of only eight
counties in the state which have vol
untary county organizations, support
ed by funds from the annual Christ
mas Seal Sale and donations from
the county and private citizens. The
annual Seal Sale opens Thanksgiv.
ing and extends until Christmas, and
plans for this were discussed at Tues-
day’.s meeting. It is hoped to raise
an increased.amount this year over
past years, that Moore county may
continue its splendid record of stamp
ing out the disease and in properly
caring for its sufferers.
Adult Education Work
Progresses in County
Fwenty-Five Groups Hove Been
Organized To Aid Some
tion: Mrs. True Cheney, Mrs. Rich
ardson, Mrs. Joe O’Brien, Mrs. Ralph
Sutton, Pinehurst Boy Scouts, Miss
Moore, Mrs. A. B. Sally, Miss Belle
Fitzgerald, Lewis G. Kelly, Jr., Mrs.
Ellis Fields, Mrs. M. W. Marr, Miss
Dorothy Ehrhardt, Miss McMullen,
Mrs. Wicker, Mrs. Kenneth B. Trous-
dell, Mrs. Emmett E. Boone, Mrs. H.
C. Buckminster, Mrs. Leroy Gates,
Mrs. N. S. Hurd, Mrs. Donald Cur
rie and Mrs. Holden.
Judging the exhibits were Mra.
M. W. Marr, Mrs, Donald J. Ross,
■Mrs. WUUani Wilson, Chester Wil
liams and Foster Kelly.
Mr. Thomas, superintendent
schools, 125 autographs.
Besides text book instructions, les
sons are given in home-making and
leisure time activities. Tw'enty-flve
groups have been orgiuiized over the
county, these being divided into 46
classes and clubs. The Center is lo
cated in Carthage, over Wallace
Brothers store, and is open every
Monday morning and nights. It is
hoped to have several of the begin
ners to complete the third grade
l*he last census showed that there
were 1,704 illiterates in the cpunty.
The formal opening of The Pine
Needles, for its fourth consecutive
year under the management of Em
mett E. Boone, was celebrated by an
afternoon tea given for the guests of
the hotel and members of the cot
lage colony yesterday, and a dinner
party at which Mr. and Mrs. Boone
entertained Mr. and Mrs. George T.
Dunlap, of New York and Pinehurst;
Dr, and Mrs. William C. Mudgett,
Southern Pines; Mr. and Mrs. Clif
ford Sloan, Manhassett, L. I.; Mr.
and Mrs. Raymond Hubble, Garden
City and Southern Pines; Mr. and
Mrs. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeaii, and
O. Harrison Stutts, Pinehurst.
Prior to opening The Pine Needles,
entertained 200 at the annual meeting
of the North Carolina Independent
Telephone Association, on November
7th and 8th. A considerable number
of the delegates either arrived ear
lier or remained after the meeting in
order to enjoy the golfing facilities at
Mr. and Mrs. Clifford Sloan of
Manhasset, L. I., are also pre-opening
guests and are planning an extended
stay. Ardent golfers, Mr, and Mrs.
Sloan spend virtually all of their
time on the golf course.
Other arrivals include: Mr. and
Mrs. A. W. Link of Westhampton
Beach, and Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Mack
intosh, of LaJolla, Cal,, who will re
main a month or longer. An executive
group from the Burlington Mills
Corporation of Greensboro is arriving
tomorrow for a week-end of golf.
M, and Mrs. W. B. Mattimore of
New York are motoring from Brook
lyn, where their marriage was cele
brated yesterday, to spend* their
honeymoon at the Pine Needles. Mrs.
Mattimore was formerly Miss Marion
Moran of 4'i Plaze Street, Brooklyn.
Mr. Mattlnwre is connected with the
Belmore Printing Company of New
Mr. and Mrs. George Fenton stop
ped at the Pine Needles en rout#
from their home in Buffalo, N. Y., to
take up their residence in Palm
Beach, Florida. Mr. and Mra. A. B.
Holmes of Douglaston, L. I., were
other guests this week.
MID-SOUTH PRO EVENT IN
PINEHURST NEXT WEEK
H. STACY SMITH
DIES SUDDENLY IN
Pinehurst Resident Was One of
Leading Trotting Horse Own
ers in County
Moore County Elects Entire
Democratic Ticket; Clegg Is
Victor Over Sea well by 178
H. Stacy Smith, prominent winter
resident of Pinehurst and one of the
country’s leading trotting horse ow'n. j
ers and enthusiasts, was found dead
Monday evening in his automobile in
Weequahic Park, Newark, N. J,, ap
parently of heart disease. Mr. Smith
was vice-pi esident of the Fidelity Un-.
ion Trust Company of Newark, and,
of the Equitable Trust Company of
Mr. Smith has been training the
trotting horses of his Newbrook Sta-'
bles here for many years. He was the
owner of the famous “Mr. Watt,”
named after his friend W. H. Watt
of Pinehurst and which he sold to
the Hanover farms for !R25,000. The
\orse, trained in Pinehurst, holds
several records and has been a con
sistent winner on northern tracks.
Mr. Smith’s horses occupied the larg.!
est stable at the Pinehurst track,'
and he has been one of the leading
enthusiasts for the Sandhills as a
winter training ground for horses for
many years. When here he stayed at
Says a special despatch to The
Pilot from Newark:
Held World’s Record
Mr. Smith, a horseman as well as
a banker, was driving through Wee
quahic Park, where some of his trot
ters are stabled, on his way to his
1 home in Kighland avenue, Short
j Hills. A feW minutes before 7:00
o’clock he pulled his car over to the
! side of the road and stopped, appar
ently overcome by illness. Other mo
torists stopped and an ambulance
was called, but Mr, Stacy was dead
when it arrived.
He was an enthusiast about har
ness racing and, in 1936, his “Mr.
Watt” won first place among trotters
and pacers at the Pinehurst show
and, a few months later, set a world’s
record for three consecutive heats
and a State record for one in win
ning the E. H. Harriman Trophy
for twoyear-old trotters at the Grand
Circuit at Goshen, N. Y.
Roll Call On
Today Starts Drive for Much
Needed Funds for the
Today, Friday, starts the annual
Red Cross Roll Call in Moore
county, and workers have every
thing in readiness for the solicita
tion of funds.
Demands upon National Red
Cross funds have been great dur
ing the past year, due principally
to the devastating hurricane and
tidal wave along the North Atlan
tic coast which left thousands
homeless. Demands on local Red
Cross funds have also been heavy,
and it is the urgent plea of the
association in Moore county that
the public be generous in its re
sponse during the Roll Call which
runs from now until Thanksgiving.
Electorate Returns Board of
Commissioners, Gives Burgin,
McCASKILL HIGH “MAN”
The golf tournament season gets
under way in the Sandhills next
week with the 18th annual Mid-
South professional event at Pinehurst
for prizes of approximately $2,000.
Leading pros, now heading south for
the winter campaign, are expected
CO compete in the events starting on
Tuesday and running through Friday,
On Tuesday and Wednesday a
best-ball of pairs events is scheduled,
18 holes each day, while Thursday
and Friday will be devoted to indiv
idual play, 18 holes each.
GOVERNOK OF VERMONT
GUEST IN SOUTHERN PINES
Governor George D. Aiken of Ver.
mont, on a motor trip through sojth.
em states, lunched on Wednesday
at Mrs. Chiswell’s Coffee Shop in
Southern Pines. The Governor, a Re-
oubl*-an, was not running for office
year, hla term expiring in Jan
Shenk Elected Director
of N. C. Telephone Ass’n
Convention at Pine Needles
Hears Talks by Prominent
Men, Enjoys Golf
Norman Shenk, manager of the
Central Carolina Telephone Company
here, was elected a member of the
Board of Directors of the North Car.
olina Independent Telephone Associa
tion at the association’s convention
heid during the past week at The
Pine Needles, Southern Pines.
More than 200 telephone men at
tended the gathering here, listened
to prominent speakers and played
golf on the Pine Needles course.
Among those addressing the conven
tion Were Forrest H. Shufford, State
Commissioner of Labor; Henry W.
Dwire, director of public relations at
Duke ’ University; Major Calvin H.
Burkehead of the United States Sig
nal Corps, and A. L. Geiger, general
counsel of the United States Inde
pendent Telephone Association of
PETHICK TELLS KIW.4J^LVNS
OF CONDITIONS IN CHINA
Harry H. Pethlck of Southern
Pines, recently returned from China
where he has represented the Stand
ard Oil Company for more than 20
years, told members of the Sandhills
Kiwanis Club something about condi-
tions there at the weekly meeting
held Wednesday in the Methodist Sun
day School buflding, Aberdeen. It was
a most interesting "off the record”
MRS. MORGAN APPOINTED
POSTMASTER AT NIAGARA
Moore county went solidly Demo
cratic in Tuesday s general elections,
returning to office its Board of
Commissioners and all other candi-
j dates up for re-election, and electing
|W. R, Clegg of Carthage to the
State House of Representatives, M.
G, Boyette of Carthage to the State
Senate, W. A, Leland McKeithen of
Aberdeen County Solicitor, and Rob-
j ert G. Frye, Jr,, coroner.
I The county gave United States
j Senator Robert R. Reynolds a ma-
I jority of 833 votes over Charles R.
j Jones, Republican, and W. O. Bur-
I gin. Democratic candidate for Con-
j gress a 392 lead over John R. Jones.
The closest voce in the county was
that between Clegg and Herbert F.
Seawell, Jr., for the State House of
Representatives, as was predicted.
Clegg won by 178 votes. Seawell was
the only Republican on the county
ticket to poll more than 2,000 votes,
though on the State ballot his father
reached 2,072 for Associate Justice
of the State Supreme Court.
; Leading vote-getter on the Demo-
I cratic ticket was Miss Bess McCas-
; kill of Carthage, candidate for Reg-
State-Federal Grant W'ill Permit >ster of Deeds, who defeated A. B.
Extension of Work, Now 1 Atkins 3,168 to 1,711. Gordon Cam-
Well Under Way ! eron of Pinehurst polled the highest
i vote among the candidates for the
Under date of November 1st, in-1 County Commission,
formation reached the Health Depart- j Tabulation of Votes
ment office in Carthage of an addi- j Complete returns in the county are
tional grant of $1,365.96 from the j given below, the name of the Demo-
State and Federal governments for j cratic candidates appearinje^ first in
venereal disease work in Moore i each listing:
county. This will enable more work! United States Senator
of this type to be done in the county! Reynolds 2903
than has ever been accomplished in i /-.uoripq n Ton^«« 2070
the pa^t, though there * Co.grei'
Will still have to be a small charge I ^’iuiam O. Burgin 2577
John R. Jones 2185
M, G. Boyette _S047
Fred S. Thomas _. 2427
$1,366 FUND FOR
Harw'ood Graves 1739
C. H. Pope 1606
House of Representatives
made as this appropriation is for
certain definite items only and can
only be expended for that specfic pur.
Much good work has been done in
this line in the past ten years and it
is encouraging that State and Fed.
era] aid is now being granted to the! w. R. Clegg
county for the first time, so far as ■ h. F. Seawell, Jr.
the supply of chemicals is concern-1 Sheriff
ed. I C. J. McDonald 3058
One clinic at present held in Moore i coy S. Lewis 1780
county is at West Southern Plnes i Register of Deeds
with the Rev. Craighill Brown, Wal-1 Bessie McCaskill 3168
ter MacNeille, Mrs. James Swett, | a. B. Atkins „ 1712
Miss Robinson and other members of
the Committee of Negro Welfare co
operating in the work. !a. H. Trotter 1785
Another clinic is open at the fire. | County Solicitor
house, Pinehurst with Mrs. Leonard jw. A. Leland McKeithen 2914
Tufts cooperating and members of w. Clement Barrett 1891
I Judge Recorder’s Court
I J. Vance Rowe 3027
her committee and Dr. Owen admin
istering th« drugs. The Health de
partment at Carthage conducts a clin.
ic regularly. Clinics are contemplated
at Aberdeen and Cameron where ar
rangements may be made soon.
“While Moore county is receiving
more than the average of the 100 j Frank Cameron
counties of the state the appropria- Gordon Cameron
tion will likely prove to be too small
by the end of the year, but it is
greatly appreciated,” says Dr.
Sjrmington, Public Health GlTicer
Miss Swett Exhibits
Etchings in Charlotte
Southern Pines Resident on Pro
gram With Columnist Geerge
Mrs. Mamie Morgan has been ap-
TOinted postmaster at Niagara by
Tames A. Farley, Postmaster Gen-
-•ral, effective October 30.
Miss Ruth Doris Swett of South-
em Pines is exhibiting her etchings
at the Mint Museum in Charlotte this
week, and on Wednesday night shar
ed the program with George Mat
thew Adams, columnist and a collec
tor of etchings. Miss Sw^ett making
a talk on etchings from the stand
point of the etcher. She also demon
strated the process of pulling a print
from the press, and exhibited a num
ber of her prints.
The Adams and Swett joint exhibi
tion will remain at the museum
through November, and the public is
invited. Mr. Adams wrrites the col
umn, “Today’s Talk" which appears
in The Charlotte Obsenwsis
Robert G. Frye, Jr. 2945
K. K. McKenzie 1791
W. H, Currie 2821
D. D, McCrimmbn 2820
L. R. Reynolds 2851
Cleveland Cagle 1924
Q. A. WUliams 1865
Bennie Powers 1814
George W. Case 1852
Henry B. Frye 1875
Ask State to Maintain .
Moore County Roads
Commissioners Also Petition
New Bridge on Road from
Lakeview to Kii#llwood
At a meeting of the County Com
missioners held on Monday, the board
voted to make the following recom
mendations to the State Highway and
Public Works Commission:
That it take over and maintain a
road leading from the Aberdeen-Rae^
ford highway at a point above Aber
deen and going in a northerly direc.
tion to the Aberdeen city paved road,
a distance of about one-half mile.
That a bridge be built across Shad
dock’s Creek on the road known as
the Lakeview and Knollwood road
leading by W. C. Smith’s, N. O. Ste
vens,’ W. C. Seward’s, R. A. Smith’s,
and others, in McNeill towniAiip.