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DEC 1 2 193a
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
FIRST IN NEWS,
of the Sandhill Territory ^ North Carolina
YOL. 19, NO. 2.
Smi<hern Pine*-! and Aberdeen. North CarolinH Friday, December 9, 1938.
FLEETING VISIT TO
To Read Dicken’s Christmas Carol
Mr. Roosevelt Waves To Crowd
Along Broad St. as Train
ENROUTE TO CHAPEL HILL
President Franklin D. Roosevelt
waved to several hundred persons ga
thered along Broad street, Southern
Pines at a few minutes before 2:00
o’clock Monday afternoon aa his spe
cial train was slowed down almost to
a stop to give them an opportunity
to see their Chief EJxecutive.
Mr. Roosevelt was seated alone in
the rear of the observation car, in
plain view of all who came to catch
a glimpse of him. As the train, pulled
^y one of the Seaboard’s new diesel-
electric locomotives, reached Penn-
fiylvania avenue the President, started
looking out the windows and waving
to the assmhblage. He had hla usual
appealing smile, anl looked in the
best of health after his sojourn at
Warm Springs, Georgia.
The train slowed down as it passed
through and appeared to be about to
stop by the time the President's car
had reached the depot, but continued
on. Mayor D. G. Stutz had been ad
vised by wire from Congressman
Walter ^ .unbeth previous to the
train’s arrival that due to Mr. Roose
velt’s heavy schedule Monday, Secre
tary Marvin McIntyre had informed
him that even a brief stop here would
Biddle Re-elected Head
of Pinehurst Chamber
HEARS THAD EURE
Due Here Today
Secretary of State Tells Junior
Chamber of Commerce State
and Nation Need Them
BANQUET, PINE NEEDLES
I WALTER LAMBETH
HONOR GUEST AT
Fellow Congressmen, Senator
Bailey, State and P. O. Offi
cials, Others to Gather Here
U. s. SENATOR J. H. BAILEV
Dr. Frederick H. Koch
Dr.liF. H. Koch To Read Dicken’s
Christmas Carol Here Tuesday
Officers and Dlrecteors for 1939
Chosen at Meeting in Vil
lage Court Grill
Founder and Director of Caro
lina Playmakers Presented at,
Rnehurst Play Shop
Thad R. Eure. North Carolina's j
Secretary of State, last night address- |
ed the recently org:anized Junior |
Chamber of Commerce of Southern j
Pines, telling them something of the
value of citizenship and inspiring i
them to learn all they can about the
functions of government in their |
early years that they may take their I
part in national, satetand I
fairs in a world which needs men of
calibre along this line.
The banquet, held at the Pine Nee
dles here, saw the presentation of
the charter of the national and state
Junior Chambers of Commerce, with
talks by George D. Lentz, Winston-
Salem, national director, and Dallas
L. Alford, Jr., of Charlotte, presi
dent of the State Junior Chamber. The
charter was accepted by Roy Grinnell,
president of the Southern Pines or
ganization. Guests were introduced
by George E. London, and Robert L.
Hart, president of the Southern
Pines senior Chamber of Commerce Commission
presented the speaker, Mr. Eure. A '
Gordon Cameron Vice-Chairman
of Board. — Recommend
SOME 200 EXPECTED
ROSS ACQUIRES PROPERTY
dance at the Pine Needles Club fol-1
lowed the banquet, which was attend
ed by some 200 persons. Norman
(Jeep) Bennett and his orchestra
from the University of North Carolina
Sanford Editor Tells
D. D. McCrimmon, T. F. Cameron
and Gordon Cameron present. Wilbur
H. Currie of Carthage was elected
chairman and Gordon Cameron of
Pinehurst vice-chairman for a term
of two years.
The board voted to make the fol
lowing recommendations to the State
Highway and Public Works Commis-
Livingston L. Biddle, II was yes
terday re-elected president of the
Pinehurst Chamber of Commerce at
the annuid meeting held in the Vil
lage Court Grill. Other officers elect
ed were Charles W. Picquet and E. S.'
Blodgett, vice-presidents; Byrun U.
Richardson, treasurer and W. A. Le-
land McKeithen secretary. The fol
lowing were chosen as directors:
Dr. T. A. Cheatham, F. L. Du
Pont, John Hemmer. Francis Keat
ing, Dr. F. L. Owen, Paul Dana, F.
Shalby Cullom, Howard G. Phillips,
I. C. Sledge, Thomas Black, Willard
L. Dunlop and W. U. Viall.
The Chamber heard reports from
Treasurer Richardson, Secretary Mc
Keithen and a number of committees.
Dr. Cheatham reported on progress
being made on improvements in Pine-
hurst’s telephone system and pos^-
ble rate reductions, stating that he
expected to hear from the State UtUi-
ties Commission within ten days.
Mrs. Leonard Tufts reported on th?
work of her clinics, which have ac
complished much in health lines dur
ing the past year, so much, in fact,
that the membership of the Cham
ber arose as a body in a vote of
thanks and appreciation to Mrs.
Tufts and Dr. Owen. Dr. Cheatham
also ireported that Hnehurst had
raised $1,500 of its quota of $3,000
toward the proposed boy’» pre
paratory school here, and had
pledged the balance provided Fran
cis M. Osborne, head of the school
project, was successful in his cam
paign throughout the state for funds
to get the institution under way.
President Biddle thanked his fellow
officers and ivorksrs for their ef
forts £und co-operation during the
past year. Mr. Blodgett urged the
Chamber to take action looking to
ward improved radio reception In
Pinehurst, and asked that a com
mittee of investigation be appointed.
Mr. Sledge suggested efforts to in
crease membership in the Chamber
of Commerce, and Mr. DuPont ask
ed enforcement of the one - way
street ordinance through Market
ADDRESSES ROT.\RY CLUB
Miss Katherine Martin, librariah
of the Southern Pines Library, made
an interesting talk before the local
Rotary Club last Friday at the South
ern Pines Country Club, telling of
the workings of a library. Today, at
their luncheon meeting, C. D. Apple
by of, Maxton will talk on “Hobbies.”
Marking the inauguration of the
jrecond season’s jactivities Jot the
Three Arts Group of the Sandhills,
ind the first public presentation by
the group in its new Playshop, oppo
site The Holly Inn in Pinehurst, Dr.
Frederick H. Koch will read the ever
popular 'Christmas story, D^kena’
immortal, "A Christmas Carol,” on
Tuesday night. December 13. In the
last 33 years he has read "A Christ-
wjfi, Carol to audiences all over
America. He has four times given it
ir Town Hall In New York, Twice
he nas read Dicken’s story at the
Institute of Arts and Sciences at Co
lumbia University. Large cities, lit-
Ue country towns, and the secluded
byways have heard him give Tiny
Tim’s immortal toast: “God bless,
Thirty-three years ago Dr. Koch,
Founder and Director of the fam
ed Caolina Playmakers at the Uni
versity of North Carolina was a
young instructor in English at the
University of North Dakota. He hap-
pended to re-read "A Christmas
Carol” and was struck with the idea
that everybody ought to read it at
Christmas time. At the suggestion of
his friends Dr. Koch read it to a
.small group gathered around a
crackling wood fire.
His audiences grew until the large
North Dakota gymnasium was filled
Ip overflowing and his reading of
Dicken’s story had become an integ
ral part of the Christmas season. Oth
er towns wished to hear him and he
journeyed through snow storms and
blizzards to fill his many engage
ments each Christmas time.
When he came to the University
of North Carolina to found The Car
olina Playmakers, Dr. Koch contin
ued reading The Carol and there no
Christmas is complete without it.
The auditorium of the big Memorial
Kal is always filled to overflowing.
For thirty-three years Dr. Koch
las worked toward the goal of the
establishment of a native American
drama, a drama from the very soil
,ind roots of the American tradition.
Three yeais ago his achievements in
'his field were awarded signal leo
ognition when the University of
!Vorth Dakota, the scene of the be
ginnings of hia work in folk play-
making, called him back t< ’ Mver
the commencement address n con
ferred upon him the honorm de
cree of Doctor of Litei’ature and hon
orary membeship In Phi Beta Kappa.
Last year Southern Pines,
through the Christmas Seal Sale,
During the year, in its fight
against tuberculosis. It spent
Like the government’s, this bud
get does not balance.
The annual Seal Sale is now on.
Efforts are being pushed to in
crease the sale of these seals. This
is the onily appeal each year for
funds for the care of tuberculosis
patients. Moore county matches
dollar for dollar the amount rais
ed during the Seal Sale drive.
Do your part, for the health
of the community.
Kiwanis About Europe; re-locate, rebuild and
j put in good condition the old road
W. E. Horner Makes Interesting’ Road in Mineral
and Amusing Talk.—Alumni
Plan Active Season
To Inaugurate Winter Schedule
with Buffet Supper at Coun
try Club December 18
At an enthusiastic meeting of the
Sandpipers, the men’s golfing organ
ization of the Southern Pines Coun
try Club corresponding to the Tin
Whistles of the Pinehurst Country
Club, plans for the winter were for
mulated Tuesday night, with a buffet
supper on Sunday evening, December
18th inaugurating the season. James
Schwartz of Reading, Pa., president
of the Sandpipers, presided at the
• The tournament committee com
prising Roy Grinnell, Richard Sugg
and Herrmann Grover announced
that the first tournament would be
Sunday, an 18-hole medal play
against par event. The calendar is
as follows: Saturday. December 17th.
an 18-hole kicker’s handicap touma-
I ment; Saturday, December 24th, 18-
I hole sweepstake event; Saturday, Do,-
I eember 31st, New Year’s 18-hole
]medal handicap tournament; Tuesday,
! January 10th, blind bogey touma-
jment; Saturday, January 21st, sweep-
, stakes tournament; Saturday, Feb
ruary 11th, Lincoln’s Birthday 18-
1 hole medal play; Sunday, Febrasry
! hUh, Sandpipers’ championship m<,u-
' al play event; Wednesday, February
j 22nd, Washington’s Birthday flag
I tournament; Saturday, February
125th, blind bogey tournament; Sat-
I urday, March.' ’4th, March sweep
stakes,. 18-hole handicap; March 11th,
1 Southern Pines Country Club cham
pionship 36-hale medal play.
At the weekly meeting of the Sand
hills Kiwanls Club, held Wednesday
noon in the Methodist Sunday School
building in Aberdeen, William E. Hor
ner, editor of the Sanford Herald,
gave an interesting talk on his ex
periences this past summer in Eu
rope, Mr. Homer's resume of hlg trip
was interspersed with amusing stories
and he had the Kiwanians in an up
roar much of the time.
President J. Vance Rowe of the
club announced the appointment of
the following committee on stimulat
ing church attendance: E. C. Stevens,
chairman; J. T. Overton, Paul Dana,
Leo C. Fuller, O. Leon Seymour, J.
F. Taylor and Herbert F. Seawell, Sr.
The club meets next week on Tues
day night at the Club Chalfonte, for
its annual Alumni and Ladies Night
gathering, at which time more than
100 members, ex-members, and wives
are expected for dinner, a special
program and dancing. The club’s an-
Springs township beginning on N. C.
Ro«te 2 at the Ford Wicker place
(now Crocker) via Andrew William
son’s store and the Archibald Mc
Kenzie Mill to State Highway No. 15
at Juniper Lake, a distance of ap
proximately three miles.
That it take over and maintain the
ro£ui leading from the Cameron-Rae-
ford road at the Johnson place west
at Tom Medlin’s place at a point on
the Cameron-Vass road, approximate
ly one mile. Also, the road leadmg
from the end of Massachusetts ave
nue in Southern Pines south east to
intersect with Pine Ridge Road.
W. H. Currie, trustee for Moore
county, was authorized to sign and
deliver to George R. Ross a quit
claim deed for 640 acres in Mineral
Springs township sold as the prop
erty of W. E. Graham and bid In tor
Moore county, upon payment of all
taxes due on sala property aggre
gating $532.48. He was authorized to
sign deeds for several smaller tracts
upon payment of taxt.®.
It was ordered that license for the
The retiring Representative in Con
gress from this, the 8th Congressional
district of North Carolina, J. Walter
Lambeth, will be the honor guest at
a banquet tonight, Friday, at the
Southern Pines Country Club, at
which United States Senator Josiah
W. Bailey of Raleigh will be the
principal speaker, and fellow mem
bers of Congress will be present to
bid Mr. Lembeth hail j,nd farewell.
Nearly 200 are expected, prominent
officials of all twelve counties in Mr.
Lambeth’s district, Anson, Davidson.
Davie, Hoke, Lee, Montgomery,
Moore, Richmond, Scotla*d, Union,
Wilkes and Yadkin,
Among the guests will be Mr. Lam
beth’s successor in Congress, W. O.
Burgin jof Lexington, ^nd among
other Congressmen here will be John
H. Kerr of Warrenton, who’s been
in the House since 1923, and William
B. Umstead of Durham, a member
since 1933 but retiring this yeajr.
Also among the guests will be Am
brose 0’Con:|ell, iSecond Assiystant
Postmaster General; Smith W. Pur-
dum. Fourth Assistant, and Harlee
Branch, Chief of the Bureau of
Others expected include 'Thad Eure,
Secretary of State of North Carolina^
Charles R. Johnson, State Treasur
er, George Ross Pou, State Auditor,
i^aul R. Younts, postmaster of Char
lotte, and Roland S. Pru«tt, Solicitor
of the 13th Judicial District, who will
act as toastmaster.
Postmaster Frank Buchan of Sou
thern Pines, in charge of local ar
rangements, was advised yesterday Dy
I"raiicis E. Liles of Anson county,
chairman of the Banquet committee,
that every county in Mr. Lambeth s
district would be represented at the
dinner, which is scheduled for 7:JO
Prisoner Here Robs
Cellmate of $20
Re-Arrested in Lumberton and
Held For Superior Court.— So
licitor McKeithen “On Job”
A heavy docket greeted Moore
county’s new Solicitor. W. A. Le-
land McKeithen, on Monday, his first
oay of duty as successor to State
Senator-elect M. G. Boyette. Judge J.
Vance Rowe presided.
Lonnie Buchanan, colored, in Re
corder’s Court on Monday was bound
to Superior Court under bond of $250
some citizen of Moore county who man.
has performed some outstanding ser
vice to the community will be made
B. F. Hassell, Retire
Educator, Dies Here
Was Superintendent of Several
Schools in State Before
Boone, manager of Pine Needles Inn.
tiiiaI fi !BiiildPT***i OiiTi to ' sale of ^vine be issued to James AVar"* , ^
nual award of a BuUders Cup to ^ on a charge of stealing a $20 bill
from Charlie Young.
It came about in this way. Young,
according to the testimony, had im
bibed a bit too freely and had been
locked in the Southern Pines jail.
Buchanan, wanted by Lumberton of
ficers, was picked up in Southern
Pines and held in jail to aw-ait the
arrival of the officers. When Young
was released, he found that he was
minus $20. Buchanan was searched.
Junior Chamber Offers
Prizes For Decorations
Awards To Be Made for Most
In connection with their Chri.stmas
Lighting program, the Southern Pines but no trace of the bill was found.
Junior Chamber of Commerce an- ; After he returned to Lumberton, he
nounces that cash prizes will bu was found to have a $20 bill in his
awarded for the most artistically possession, so he was sent back to
Funeral services conducted by the
Rev. J. Fred Stimson were held in
the Baptist church of Southern Pines
at 3:00 o'clock yesterday afternoon | df corated home in Southern Pines Moore to face the charge of larceny,
for Benjamin Franklin Hassel, aged | and for the most appropriately dec- , Judge E. C. Bivins v.ill prnside
75 years, prominent in the education- orated business house. There will be cyp,. ^ term of Superior Cou’^t for the
al circles of the state, who died in > a first and second prize In each class.; ^rlal of civil cases In Moore county
his home on Indiana avenue Tuesday. The Garden Club of Aberdeen, of | beginning next Monday, December
Mr. Hassell, In falling health for j Which Mrs. H. A. Page, Jr., i.s chair- j2.
several months, has been a resident
of Southern Pines for the past eight
years following his retirement from
official duties. For a period of 40
man, has kindly consented to act as|
judges for this event. Their decision ^w.MOND HAVES TREA JUER
will be final. The judges will make,/
their rounds between the 22nd and ■
OF L\TF:R-ST. TS HI-Y
years he served as superintendent! 24th of December and the winners
of several public schools, among ' will be anno' nced In the December
them Plymouth, Selma, and Ashe- j coth Issue of The Pilot,
bo; Before icoming to Southern | No official entry is necessary.
Pines he was superintendent of the All homes and business housen In the
Clayton city schools from which posi- I Southern Pines district-will be view- Johnson, the Rev. F. J, Starnes,
tion he retired owing to ill health.' . .
At the Inter-State Hl-Y convention
held in Greensbtiro last ’ (.ok-etnd,
Raymond Hayes of South-.n Pines
was elected treasurer of (he organ-
i?;atlon. D. W. Gambia, i-iWren'je
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Lucy
Sarles Hassell; five sons, Paul and
Howard HaaseU of Radford, Va., T.
C. Hassell of Wajmesboro, Va., .B.
F. Hassell, Jr., of New Orleans,
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ed and the awards will be made on 11- rank W. Webster and Raymond
exterior appearance only. Expensive T^ayes attended the session l .>m here,
or elaborate decorating is not neces- ^ThiIe in Greensboro Mr. Webster,
,';dry. Please note the wording of the i rinjipal of Soutliem i^ines Schools,
announcement above. laiso attended the m^, .ag of the
The sponsors hope that everyone :"!oi:them Progressive Education As-
(Phase turn to page eight) soclation.