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FIRST IN NEWS.
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL 19, NO. 30.
oi the Sandhill of North Carolina
«^»..«hern Pines and Aberdeen. North Friday, June 23, 1939.
BUILDING TO BE
ERECTED IN VASS
Work To Start Immediately on
First of New Structures
Planned For Town
3Y $20,000 CORPORATION
Construction of a modern theatre
building 33 by 100 feet in size is to
be started immediately in Vass, the
Duilding to be located next to the
Keith Hardware Store, formerly
known as the Temple building .
The building will be the property
of the Vass Building Corporation, an
organization formed within the past
few days by a number of members
of the Vass Chamber of Commerce
for the purpose of promoting the
housing Interests of the town.
Necessary papers were turned over
to W. Duncan Matthews Thursday
morning for having the firm incor
porated with an authorized capital
stock of $20,000.
Officers elected Wednesday night
are as follows: President, Herman B.
Meiselmann; ^ice-pre)|.ldent. A. M.
Cameron: secretary .treasurer, F. L.
Taylor; directors, H. A. Horst, R. P.
Beasley, N. Vick Keith, S. R. Smith,
A. G. Edwards, Sr., and J. E. Taylor.
The theatre building, which Is to
be two stories high, is to be air-
conditioned and modem in every re
spect It is to be ready for occupancy
by October 1.
The Vass Chamber of Commerce,
which was recently reorganized, has
around 50 active members and the
theatre project is only one of the
plans that it proposes to put across.
A community building will perhaps
be the next to receive attention.
World’s Fair Award
Juds:e Way’s Display of Or
chids at Gardens on Parade
Wins Silver Medal
The Carolina Orchid Grovvers,
Inc., of Southern Pines, of which
Judge William A. Way is presi.
dent, received a sliver medal at
Gardena on Parade In the New
York World’s Fair last Friday for
its group display of orchids. The
gold medal went to Mr. and Mrs.
Frank B. Crowninshield of Mar
blehead, Mass., for their group dis.
play of swoetpeas, and the New
York Botanical Gardens was
awarded a silver medal for Its ex.
habit of begonias.
OF TELEPHONE CO.
TO LOCATE HERE
To Be Moved i^rom Newton,
Iowa July 1st.—Lines Now
Cover Two Carolinas
R. S. DURANT RETURNS
With the return to Southern Pines
of R. S. DuRant. vice-president and
general manager of the Central Car
olina Telephone Company, comes the
news of the location here of the ac
counting offices of the company,
which have previously been located In
Newton, Iowa. Mr. Durant returned
last week from Newton, where he
WILUS YOUNG, 73,
DIES ON WAY TO
VISIT OID HOME
Early Ssttler of Southern Pines
Passes in Hospital in
' Litifleton, N. H. '
Presbyterians To Lay Cornerstone of
Brownson Memorial Church Saturday
Pastor and Namesake
Dr. A. R. McQueen To Deliver
Address at Ceremonies at
PIONEERED IN FRUIT HERE^
Willis J. Young, one of Southern ]
Pines’ best known cltlzen.s, enroute '
to his former home at Franconia, N.
H., died in the Littleton, N. H., hos
pital early Tuesday morning. Fun
eral services were held at Franconia f*
at 2:00 o’clock yesterday afternoon,
with burial in the family plot there, j
With his death passed another of
the few remaining old tbne settlers
who migrated from their northern
homes to the new town of Southern
The son of Mr. and Mrs. George ■
Yoimg. Willis Young was bom at Fran-1
conia February 12, 1866. Mr. Young j
and his wife, the former Lucy Je.ss-
man, came to Southern Pineg In Jan-1
uary, 1899, joining his uncles, Char- i
les B and George Young at their I
fruit farm, then lockted on the one! -
time road to Pinehurst, now a part
of Wisconsin avenue. Two years la
ter they developed the Plney Woods
fruit and dairy farm on Young’s
Road three miles east of Southern
Pines, and here Willis Young, follow
ing the death of his uncles In 1910.
carried on the farm until advancing
age forced his retirement from active
employment and the gale of the farm
property to the Boyd estate.
While' Mr. Young retained a life
REV. E. L. B.\RBER
has made his headquarters for the
past three years. He succeeds Nor-: interest in the old home, which is
man Shenk in charge of the com-1 near the recent Sicard development,
Mrs. Robert Rose of
Weymouth Heigrhts Dies
Winter Resident Here Many
Years Passes at Home
in Binghamton, N. Y.
Mrs. Robert Rose died at her sum
mer home In Binghamton, N. Y., Sun
day, June 18. Funeral arrangements
had not been completed when the
message of her death reached friends
in Southrn Pines early in the week.
Mrs. Rose came to the Sandhills
about eleven years ago with her hus
band and built Rosewood, one of the
attractive homes on Valley road. Mr.
Rose died about six years ago.
Mrs. 'ftose was bom In Smethport.
Pa., the daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Hamlin, one of western Penn
sylvania’s prominent families. Mrs.
Rose leaves a sister, Mrs. Eugenia
Merrin of Buffalo, N. Y., and a
brother, Earl J. Hamlin of Smethr
port, and three nieces, Mrs. Robert
Deigel, Mrs Lowell Oakd and Mrs.
O’Neill Kane, all of whom have vis
ited at Rosewood and have friends in
Southern - Hnea. *
I pany here.
j With the offices and llnjs of the
Coastal Telephone Company of South
Carolina now joined to the Central
Carolina company, the system now
covers the territory from Forsythe
County in this state to Beaufort, S.
The accounting offices will be mov
ed here July 1st, and the building on
East New Hampshire avenue Is being
re-arranged to provide space for this
department. L. W. Miner, now In
Newton and who has been with the
company for the past ten years, will
be In charge of a staff of three as- Contracts for the furaishingg of
slstants to be engaged locally. Mr. the new Southern Pines Library have
and Mrs. Miner will make their home ^ been let with Mrs. Priscilla Scofield
In Southern Pines. The DuRant fam. ^ of Pinehurst. Miss Catherine Pierson,
ily is occupying the Goodwill house ^ and The Furniture Shop, Southern
on EJast Pennsylvania avenue. I Pines, at a total cost of $770.
Mrs. Ruth Mason of Southern
Pines Gets Award in
Mrs. '.uth Mason of Southern
Pines was this week presented
with a check for $500. by the
Proctor & Gamble Company as an
award In Its soap contest. At the
same time the Proctor & Gamble
Company handed a check for $25
to Robert Dorn, of Dorn’s Market,
where Mrs. Mason trades. Mrs.
Mason’s prize was for a slogan
sent to the company telling why
she likes P. & G. soap.
he remained during a part of the
past season with Frank Vlall, becom
ing a familiar figure on Broad street
entertaining his many friends with
reminiscences of old days in the
Mr. Young was a member of thel-- .. i ci u i
Masonic fraternity, and at one Ume VaCatlOtt OlDle oCIlOOl
of Alpha Lodge, I. o. o. F. His Ends Successful Season
nearest surviving relative Is a cous- j ^
in, Fred Jessman, of Franconia, i Ninety-One Enrolled at Church
! of Wide Fellowship.—Closes
CONTRACTS LET FOR NEW With Exhibit
The cornerstone of the new edifice
of the Brownson Memorial Church in
Southern Pines will be laid tomor-
j row, Saturday, the birthday anni.
versary of the man for whom the
church is named, the late Dr. Marcus*
I A. Brownson, pastor emeritus of
I the church at the time of his death.
I The program of worship will begin
i at 4:0o o’clock, with the public cor-
j dially invited to the comer of May
I street and Indiana avenue for the
Following an organ prelude and
the doxology. the Rev. Ernest L. Bar
ber, pastor of the church will pro
nounce the invocation. A hymn will
be followed by the Scripture lesson,
I after which the Kev. A. R. McQueen,
I D. D., will deliver an address.
The laying of the cornerstone will
be conducted by Mr. Barber, assisted
T?oq1 Fctafp Artivp Eiders R. S. Durant, W. E. Blue.
Keal ^Stale a warren A. Smith, D. E. Bailey, and
in oOUttiern l ines | Deacon Roy R Newton, the builder
DR. M. A. BROWNSON
Graves Buy on May St., Pear
sons Purchase Bair Home,
Londons Lease Residence
j of the church.
I A treatise written by Dr. Brown-
j son before his death and titled. "The
I Idea! for Our Church.” and a “Mo-
I morlal Paper to Dr. Marcus A.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Graves, who,
have been leasing from the Home, ^ ^
Owners Loan Corporation the house |
at the comer of South May street ^ sUmson, pas-
and Indiana avenue this past winter,
tor of the Southern Pines Baptist
Church, the Rev. Voight O. Taylor,
pastor of the Church of Wide Fel.
lowship, and the R«v. F. Craighlll
has all been revamped and put into Emmanuel EJpls-
the finest condition. This property Southern Pines. The
season, have purchased this property.
They will continue to operate an up-
to-date tourist home. The property
Garage Built To House One of
Sandhills* Earliest Cars, Burns
Hole in One
H. C. Hannah Gets An Ace
on No. 9 of Pinehurst’s
No. 2 Course
Flora McNeill Bride
of Harold J. Dillehay
Ceremony Perfonned Last Sat
urday Evening in Fayette-
In a ceremony at the First Presby_
terian church in Fayettevflle last
Saturday evening. Miss Flora Mac.
Pherson McNeill became the bride
of Harold J. Dillehay of Charlotte,
formerly of Southern Pines.
Mrs. Dillehay Is the daughter of
Colonel and Mrs. McNeill. After her
graduation from Converse college,
she was presented to State society
in Raleigh and has taken a prominent
part in the social life of the State.
Mr. Dillehay is the son of Mrs.
Mattie J. Dillehay of Southern Pines
and the late J. T. Dillehay. He attend
ed the University of North Carolina,
and is now executive director of the
Housing Authority of the city of Char
lotte. He formerly made his home In
Fayetteville, being at that time a
partner in the Reinecke-Dlllehay Con
Landmark on Pinebluff Elstate
of J M. Townsend Destroyed
in Early Morning Blaze
In an early morning fire last Sat_
urday the garage of J. M. Townsend
at "The Jasmine" in Wnebluff was
At about 3:00 a. m. Joe Allred
smelled smoke and awakened Fire
Chief Normaa VanBoskerck. They
located the fire in the Townsend ga
rage and a hurried alarm called out |
the Pinebluff department,, but the |
firemen were unable to save the j
building or any of its contents. The j
place was a glowing furnace when j
Fortunately the metal roof pre
vented spaVks from fljring. and the j ’ ^ —
Methodist church, though but a ^w j Aberdeen PonderiniT
feet away, was not damaged. The | ^ «
fire, of undetermined origin, was not v^mmiinity HoUSe Fund
covered by insurance. It removes an „ "Z ,
o,d ..nd».rR. U.e having uilf “f
built by Mr. Townsend’s father, the, ^vail llself of
late Milan Townsend, to house one. Federal Grant
of the first locally owned automo. j Aberdeen citizens are pondering
biles. A section of the building was ^ over the question of erecting a Com
used one winter as a dwelling by a ■ munlty House, plans for which have
Mr. Lowell, a New Hampshire far. | been drawn by Aymar Embury. II,
mer. In those days, only a sandy ^ noted New York architect. It Is un
winding path connected Pinebluff derstood the cost of the project would
and Roseland, and Milan To’vnsend ^ be in the neighborhood of $14,000,
used his old white horse to carry the and that all but $4,000 of the amount
U. S. malls to Roseland. instead of might be procurable by grant from
his "new horseless carriage.” j the National Youth Administration.
Chalk up another hole in one
H. C. Hannah, representative of
the Morris and Eckels Co., of
Baltimore. Md., while playing with
Frank McCasklll of Pinehnrst last
week, scored an ace on the 143-
yard ninth hole of the No. 2
course, using a six iron. Mr. Han
nah, whose home is in Eutis, Fla,,
has been making his headquarters
In Columbia, S. C., for the past
The Vacation Bible School at the
Church of Wide Fellowship closed its
annual session with a picnic last
Thursday noon and an exhibition
and exercises in the church assem
bly room Friday night. The guidance
staff consisted of the Rev. Voight O.
Taylor; N. E. Andrews; Kindergar
ten, Mary Jane Prlllaman, Edith
Matthews; Primary, Mrs. V. O. Tay-
Irf Peggy Broome, 'ftibecca Neal.
Louise Crain, Sylvia Pethick, .Rich
ard Pethick; Intermediate.Senior,
Dorothy Tate, Peggy Graves, Mrs.
B. E. Hoskins. Luella' Donclson, Mrs.
W. J. Mason, Robert Henderson, and
Lois Hall. Total enrollment for the
course was 91 Those having a rec
ord of perfect attendance were: Ben
ny Shepard, Elmer Andrews, Mar
garet Butler, Myrtle Biitler, Pauline
Crain. Jean Overton. Blanche Du
pree, Mona Bell Shepard, Norma
Jean Woodell, Harry Lee Brown, Rus
sell Gemlnder, Tyler Terry Over
ton. Louis Pate, Robert Shepard,
Virginia Mae Hoskins, Joyce Hall,
Ruth Guln, Peggy Jean Cameron,
Lula Mae Butler, Peggy Broome and
The exhibit Friday evening occa
sioned much favorable comment. In.
eluded were scrap books, note books
of illustrated texts, drawings and
colored pictures indicative of the
central theme of study, the Bible in
many lands; paper hand work, sew
ing, knitting, and crocheting. Partic
ularly noteworthy were the modeling
in soap and clay, of which several
items were of outstanding merit,
and a beautifully made altar for the
Sunday School rooms. The exercises
consisted of songs and recitations by
the kindergarten and primary de-
pa^tnients, a j^ketch [summarizing
their two weeks of Bible study by
the junior girls, a Bible questionaire
by the junior boys, and a panto-
mine presentation of the story of
Ruth by the Intermediate and senior
was formerly the Porter property.
Mr. and Mrs. George London, who
recently returned from Halelgh, have
leased and moved Into the Esther Mc_
Daniel house on South Ridge street.
Rev. M. D. McNelU will offer pray-
The first hymn on the program to
morrow was written by D. Bethune
Mr. and Mrs. Harlow Pearson of Duffleld, a beloved elder In the
New York have purchased the Bair | First Presbyterian Church of Detroit
property on East Connecticut avenue, for theoccasion of laying the comer-
Weymouth Heights, which property | stone of that edifice on October 7.
they have occupied as tenants this j 1889, fifty years ago. Mrs. Bethune
past winter. They are enthusiastic, Duffleld, of Grosge Point, Mich., a
golfers. Ml. Pearson Is the son of | member of this same family, is deep-
the late E. J. Pearson, president of ly interested in the work here, hav-
the NYNH & H Railroad, and Mrs.
Pearson, and Mrs. Harlow Pearson
ing remembered the church with
many gifts. A telegram from her
is the daughter of Mr. and Mis. | was read from the pulpit during the
Alexander Webb of Raleigh, Mr. Webb l first service in the new church.
being president of the North Caro
lina Home Insurance Co. All three
transactions were handled by E. C.
Librarian Named For
Southern Pines School
The Rev. A. R. McQueen, D. D„
pastor of the First Presbyterian
Church, Dunn, was bom at Union
Church, near here. His father. Rev.
Martin McQueen spent most of his
life ministering in the churches sur.
rounding this community. Dr. A. R.
McQueen Is deeply interested In this
church. He has been a counsellor of
the pastor from the beginning of the
1 work here. We held many conferences
I together before the mission was laun-
~ , _ J - ched. Then he w^as the chairman of
Miss Martha Harrison Davis of ^ ^
^ ^ ^ J I the Commission of Fayetteville Pres-
Goldsboro has been selected as the I ^ ^ ^
Til bytery to organize the church
librarian for the Southern Pines ■ *>
Miss Martha Davis of (ioldsboro
To Succeed Mri|. Richard
School for the ensuing school year.
Miss Davis is a graduate of Salem
College, Winston-Salem, North Car.
ollna and received a degree in Li
brary Science from Columbia Univer.
The Rev. M. D. McNeill Is also a
native of Moore county, bom not far
from here, and spent all his minister
ial life in the nearby churches. Many
members of this church came up un-
sity. She has Uught several years in his ministry. He is now retired
this state and was librarian in the ] Satrford.
j Liberty School, Kyack, N. Y.. for
years. This completes the teaching
faculty for the Southern Pines School
for the school yAir 1939.1940.
Miss Davis succeeds Mrs. Richard
^ Sugg, the former Lucille Palmer,
I whose resignation as librarian at the
I school was accepted with deep regret
I by the authorities.
Friend of Dr. Brownson
The Rev. Minot C. Morgan, D. D„
the pastor of the Flist Presbyterina
Church of Greenwich, Conn., was for
many years the assistant pastor to
Dr. Marcus A. Brownson at the
Tenth Presbyterian Church of Phila
delphia, and a close friend through,
out the years.
There will be no offering taken aC
this service tomorrow. However, gift's
will be gladly received, for It Is Dr.
I Brownson’s birthday, and birthday
Fishing in the Southern Pines Res- ■ gifts are fitting on such an occa-
FISHIN(5 THREE DAYS A
WEEK ONLY IN RESERVOIR
I ervoir lake is now confined to three
I days a wee^, Mondays, Wednesdays
j and Fridays between the hours of
I 7:00 a. m. and 8:00 p. m., and by
I residents of Southern Pines, or non-
I residents accompanied by residents.
, These regulations were approved at
I a meeting of the Board of Commis
sioners on Wednesday night
sion. Last year Dr. Brownson wrs
present at the celebration of his b’r-
thday on the site of the new churr^h.
and *the congregation and frien ls
brought gifts to him for the Bulldln^r
There will be regular rvii "^ t
the church Sunday moi ’su it 11 v)