North Carolina Newspapers is powered by Chronam.
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
FIRST IN NEWS,
of the Sandhill Territt 'f North Carolina
VOL. 19, NO. 1
Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Caroiina. Friday, December 2, 1938.
TO PASS THROUGH
HERE ON MONDAY
llaay From Sandhills Plan To
Hear His Address at Chapel
I, Hill in Afternoon
MAT SPEAK IN SANFORD
Though no definite word has come
trom President Roosevelt’s secretar.
iat as to his schedule next Monday
it is still understood here that he will
pass through Aberdeen and Southern
Pines some time around noon. He is
•expected to alight from his special
train at Sanford, 26 miles north of
fiouthem Pines, and motor from there
to Chapel Hill where on Monday af_
terraoon at 4:30 he addresses the Car_
olina Political Union. Sanford hopes
he may be induced to say a few
words tkere before his departure.
Many from the Sandhills plan to
motor to Chapel (Hill Monday to
hear the President. It is reported
that, weather permitting, his address
win ke made in the Keenan Stadium.
The President, now at Warm
Springs, Georgia, comes through here
from Columbia, S. C. Local railroad
officials have not as yet been in_
formed of the schedule of his special
trajn, but the time will doubtless be
linown prior to his arrival and in
the hope of sseing him it i« prob
able a larga crowd will gather both
in Aberdeen and Southern Pjnes. An
«ffort is to bo made to have Mr.
RooE«velt make a platform appear,
ence as the train passes through.
When Franklin D. Roosevelt Last Appeared in Southern Pines
Seal Sale Meeting
Chairmen of Various District
Committees Announced by
Friends to Honor Lambeth
At Testimonial Dinner at
Country Club Here Friday
Guest of Honor
The President, then Governor of New York, made a platform speech from his special
train on Broad street, Southern Pines, during hi s first campaign for the Presidency in October,
1932, at which time this picture was taken.
AT 61, A LEADING
A generous response to their ap
peal for funds through the sale of
Christmas Seals is being met with by
the chairmen of the various com.
mitteee and their workers through,
out the county. County Chairman
Mrs. T. A. Cheatham of Pinehurst
announced yesterday. “If the enthu-
Biasm of contributors is anything like
that of the Seal Sale chairmen and
their assistants this year’s sale will
he the best ever,” Mrs. Cheatham said
in announcing that she had been
forced to order 40,000 more seals to
meet the demands of her aides.
Chairmen of the Seal Sale in the
various sections of the county were
announced as follows:
Aberdeen, Mrs. W. A. Blue; Addor,
Mrs. enry Addor; Cameron, Mrs.
J. E. Snow; Carthage, Jack Hur-
•Witz; Eagle Springs. Miss Virginia
Watson; Eureka, Miss Mary Black;
Hemp, Mrs. E. A. West; Highfalls
Miss Lucy Reynolds; Jackson Springs,
Miss Lola Carter; Lakeview, Miss
Pauline Blue; Manley, Mrs. Dewey
Bass; Mt. Holly, Mrs. G. P. Jones;
Pinebluff, Mrs. May Jannaris; Pine,
hurst, Mrs. Rudel McGill; Roseland,
Mrs. J. A. Patterson; Samarcand,
Miss Virginia Fulton; Silver Springs,
Mrs. William Shannon; Southern
Pines, Mrs. Nelson C. Hyde; Spring,
field, Mrs. Wesley Thomas; Vass,
Mrs. R. L. Oldham; West End, Miss
Retired Business Man Was Di
rector of Moore County Hos
pital and Ardent Golfer
NATIVE OF SURRY COUNTY
Opening Gymkhana of Season
in Ntew Show Ring Not To
Be Held Today
The opening gymkhana of the
season, scheduled for today, Fri
day in the new show ring at the
Southern Pines Coimtry Club, was
postponed last yesterday untU a
later date. The committee, in sche
duling the event for today, had
not taken into consideration the
Pinehurst Field Trials now being
run in the Midland Farms section,
and decided to postpone the pquts.
trian event so as not to ■ onipete
with the dog trials. Cl'airman
F'^derick H. Burke of the com.
m ttee said late ye-s^prrtay the new
sht'W ring would ' 'ii‘licated at
as early a da^^ a. ; :*ible fol
io Aring the finale of the field
The Pilot, On Its 19th Birthday,
Doffs Hat To Its First Subscriber
Funeral services were held on Mon
day for M. F. Butner, a leading citi.
zen of Pinebluff, retired business
man and a director of the Moore
County Hospital, who died Sunday
morning at his home after an illness
of about a year. Mr. Butner had re
sided in Pinebluff for 15 years, com
ing here from Winston.Salem after
his retirement from active business.
Until illness prevented, Mr. Butner
was an ardent golfer and played reg
ularly at the Pinehurst Country Club.
Services were conducted by the
Rev. W. Grabs, pastor of the Betha.
nia Moravian Church of which Mr.
Butner was a member, and the Rev.
S. J. Starnes, pastor of the Page Me
morial Methodist Chuvch in Aberdeen.
Interment followed in Bethesda Cem
etery in Aberdeen. Active pallbearers j
were A. Y. Wallace, Frank Sham,
burger, Joe Wood, J. R. Lampley, L.
T. Avery and Will Butler. Honorary
bearers were Dr. E. M. Medlin, Dr.
J. P. Bowen, Dr. H. E. Bowman, Dr.
G C Caddell, J V. Ferree, Donald
Currie, Gordon Keith, Jack Taylor,
Mackie Caldwell and W. K. Carpen
Mr. Butner was bom in Surry coun
ty December 29, 1876 and had made
his home in Pinebluff since 1923. He
served years on the Aberdeen School
Board and at the time of his death
was on the Board of Directors of the
Moore County Hospital. He is sur
vived by his wife, Mrs. Maggie A.
Butner; three daughters, Mrs. Purvis
Ferree and Mia. Ralph Leach, Jr., of
Aberdeen, and Mrs. Eutice Mills of
Pinebluff; a son Henry L Butner of
Pinehurst, a sister, Mr.s J. S. At_
WILLIAM J. ALLEN
N.C SECRETARY OF
STATE SPEAKER AT
Thad R. Eure To Address Junior
Chamber’s Charter Night
Thad R. Eure, Secretary of State
of North Carolina, will be the princi.
pal speaker at the Charter Night
banquet of the Southern Pines Junior
Chamber of Commerce, to be held at
the Pine Needles Inn next Thursday
night, December 8th. Complete plans
for the affair were announced this
wek by the Charter Night commit-
William J. Allen of Vass, 70, Has
Taken the Paper Continuously,
Though Unable To Read
By Bessie Oameron Smith
When birthdays or other special
anniversaries come along, we like
to think back through the years and
call to mind the folks who have
meant much to us along the way, the
friends who have stood by, helping
us to attain successes and rejoicing
with us in them. And now and then,
we like to let these friends, loyal
and true, know that we are remem
bering and appreciating the things
they have done.
This week, having attained the ad
vanced age of 18 years, we feel that
James Boyd Ch<^en Chairman of
Executive Committee, and
Other Officers Elected
PLAN RACES MARCH 18
Heman Gifford of Pinehurst and
Millbrook, New York on Monday was
dected ^iresident of tl>e Sandhills
Steeplechase and Racing Association
to succeed Vemer Z. Reed, Jr., whose
resignation was accepted with regret
by the Executive Committee. Mr.
Gifford, who has long been interested
in hunting and hunt racing, served
for many years secretary of the
Millbrook Hunt, is a winter resident
of Pinehurst of long standing. His
election was unanimous.
Chosen as vice-presidents at the
meeting, held in the office of the sec
retary, L. L. Biddle, II, were Almet
Jenks of Southern Pines, Vemer Z.
Reed, Jr., of Pinehurst and George
Watts Hill of Knollwood and Durham,
we are grown.up enough to realize
more than ever before just how much succeed Mr. Biddle, whose
it really means to have true friends, designation was regretfully accepted,
and if we could, we’d take aach of p
our by the hand and assure them of
Retiring Congressman W'ill Be
Guest of Honor of Leading
Democrats in District
our appreciation But of course that
is out of the question.
hurst was elected treasurer.
James Boyd, joint master of the
Moore County Hounds at Southern
However, we are presenting, as an Chairman of the
outstanding example of loyalty, our
first subscriber, William J. Allen of
Vass, 70 years of age, who, despite
the fact that he cannot read a word,
has welcomed us into his home each Mr^ Biddle,
week since we first saw the light of
SENATOR BAILEY SPEAKER
Walter Lambeth of Thomasville,
who retires at the end of the year
as Representative in Congress from
this 8th district of North Caroljna
after serving since March 4th, 1931,
will be griven a testimonial dinner by
Democratic leaders of his district at
the Southern Pines Country Club next
Friday night, December 9th. United
States Senator Josiah W. Bailey Is
expected to be the principal speak
er, and among the guests wlU be
several others of North Carolina’s
delegation in Congress.
The plan for the dinner originated
in the minds of C. B. Deane of R*ck-
ingham and other friends of Mr.
Lambeth in the Pee Dee and Sand,
hills sections, and Francis E. Liles,
Register of Deeds of Anson county,
is making the arrangements, aided
by Postmaster P. Frank Buchan of
Southern Pines and others. Invita.
I’.ons have been extended to all
North Carolina Congressmen and t«
officials in the various countios com
prising Mr. Lambeth’s district: An
son, I »avi^3on, Davie, Hoke, L<ee,
Montgomery, Moore, Richmond,
Scotland, Union, Wilkee a.id Yad
P. O. Officials Coming '
Also invited have been Ambrose
O’Connor, Second Assistant Post-
master General, Smith W. Purdum,
Fourth Assistant Postmaster General,
and Harllee Branch, Chief of the
Bureau of Aeronautics at Washing
ton, all of whom have accepted. Con
gressman J. Bayard Clark of Fay.
etteville and William B. Umstead of
Durham have also accepted, and Sen.
ator Bailey informed Mr. Buchan on
the jtelephone this Week that he
would be delighted to come and make
a talk if his health permits. The
Senator has not been well since his
strenuous activities in the last ses
sion of Congress, but is much im.
proved and says he expects to be
The dinner is scheduled for 7:30
o’clock at the Country Club. Out
of town visitors plan to stay at the
Highland Pines Inn while here.
ROTARY CLUB TO HEL\R
DISCOURSE ON HOBBIES
E^xecutive committee, Rfchard Wal. i The Southern Pines Rotary Club
Jach, Jr., of Warrenton, Virginia was' meets today, Friday, at 12:15 at the
re-elected racing secretary. The Exe.
cutive committee comprises the of-
tee of the Jay.Cees.
The local organization is fortunate ment of the community, or the ad-
day in Vass in 1920.
When Stacy Brewer was making
plans for publishing a paper in Vass,
Will Allen heard about it and vol.
untarily handed in the money for his
subscription. He also gave a s«b.
scription to his daughter in Greens
"They said a paper would be a
help to the town and I took it to
help out. And it was.” This is Mr.
Allen’s explanation in a nutshell as
to how he happened to be the first
Has 20.Acr« Farm
And that Is typical of the man. He
is always ready to help In anything
that he thinks will be for the better.
indeed in securing this
kinson of Elkin and one brother, A. j popular State dignitary as its
L Butner of Winston_Salem, also five speaker; fortunate also In being able
grandchildren and several nieces and
Those from out of town attending
the funeral were Mr. and Mrs. A. L.
Butner, Miss Ellie Butner, Miss Les-
■sie Walker, Mrs. W. G. Miller and
(Please turn to page four'
HIGHLAND PINES INN
OPENS FOR ^6T1I SE.\SCN
The Highland Pines Inn on Wey-
mputh Heights, Southern Pines open.
I’d for its 26th season yesterday. M.
H. Turner has the assistance of W.
E. Flynn this season and these vet
eran hotel men anticipate a good
to complete its program with such
able and personable Jay.Cee officials
as Al Bechtold, the genial Char-
lottean who presided at the organi-
zation meeting of the local club near,
ly a year ago, and who will serve as
toastmaster f'>r Charter Night; Dal
prominet vancement of the church or school.
A native of Chatham county, Mr,
Allen came to Vass many years ago
to engage in lumbering. Later, for
16 years he was the right-hand man
of the late Dr. and Mrs. J. A. Leslie
on their big farm near town, but
during recent years he has confined
his labors to his own 20.acre farm
on the outskirts of Vass, where he
March 18 ilace Date
Plans for the fifth annual meet,
ing of the association on the Barber
Estate course on the Midland Road
were discussed, and the date set as
the Saturday two weeks before the
annual Carolina Cup meeting at Cam
den, S. C., which in all probability
means that the races here will be
March 18th. The tentative card for
(Please turn to ^ge four)
Country Club, at which time the
Rev. Mr. Appleby of Maxton will
speak on the subject, “Hobbies." Mr.
Appleby has a very unique and in.
teresting hobby of his own which
should prove entertaining to the Ro.
The 1939 quota for flue.cured to
bacco has been set by the Govern
ment at 754,000,000 pounds. Grow
ers will vote on this on December
Are You Looking for Something: for Christmas?
This is the day: Wednesday. De_ the famUy; tomorrow’s cook’s day
cember 7. And here’s the place: the' out, and I can take some of the
Pre-Christmas sale at the Church of, salad ....
Wide Fellowship. That must be the
door there at the right; it’s where
the crowd is. Come on. I alw^ays like
Here’s the fancy work table. I al
ways spend hours here. If they’ve got
any more of those pillow slips with
to get in early before everytJiing’s ' the hand.made lace, I’m going to buy
picked over . . . • them out. I got a pair last year—
My, look at the things will you? precious; sort of a wheel design. See
Where do they all come from? They that bed jacket! Just the thing for
say they have some all the way from Petrucia’s broken leg. I’m not hint-
Alford, of Rocky Mount, prcsidoiii, of j grcv.'c tobacco and cotton and makes
♦’’e North Carolina Junior Chamber • an indepei.dent living.
of Commerce, who will award the
charter, and George Lentz, of Win.
ston.Salem, director of the U. S. Jun.
ior Chamber. Not to mention South,
ern Plnes’ Senior Chamber president.
Mr. Allen owns a comfortable home
and around ‘■.he place has apples,
peaches, plums, cherries, figs, grapes,
walnuts and pecans growing. He
raises chickens and turkeys and each
Dr. R. L. Hart, and other local of. | winter finds him with a good sup.
ficlals who will be present.
A large delegation of Jay-Cees
(Pleaac turn to page fvur)
ply of porkers to kill.
Although has has a good radio in
(Please turn to page four)
China. Let’s begin here on this side
and go right around. I don’t want to
miss anything ....
Besides, I always like to begin at
the food table. If you don’t snap
up those raised rolls right at the be
ginning, they’re always sold out.
That pie with the meringue looks
q:ood, doesn’t it? And the mince. I
’.on’t suppose I ought to eat th
IS long as I’m on a diet. Would tl
ing, but if you thought of buying
me a bag, I like that chintz one with
the flowers best. Oh—and I must
have a do.^en handkerchiefs for Aunt
Chari tv. My dear, hay fever i . . .
r .-udy. Mmmm. Of course I’ll just
buy enough for the children. But
those stuffed dates couldn’t hurt me,
could they? Do you mind helping me
.'.ith my packages? The men are
ming in for dinner, and then they 11
hioeJayer chocolate cake with the. take them ....
chocolate icing be fa^tenins;? 'T'^ink? Dinner is at 12:30. I wonder if it
Anyhow, I can get something for (Please tuiti to peg. ft.ur)