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THE PILOT, Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina
Friday, July 14, 1939.
Published each Friday by
THK PILOT, IncoriM>rated,
Southern 1*11108. N. C.
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CBARLES MACAL'LCY DAN S KAV
Helen K. Hutler. Ite.sMie ('amtrun Smith,
11. L. Kpp!«, AKrtoiMutea
One Year $2.00
Blx Months $1.00
Three Months .50
Member Woody nrd Associates
Entered at the Postoffice at South
ern Pines, N. C., as second class ma;l
A CENTl'RY AGO
Ilousecleaninj? often exposes
to the ligrht something interest
ing- out of the past. The other
day “Bob” Hayes turned up an
old ifovernment publication, a
Register of 1833. which revealed
some things about North Car
olina’s march of puogress in
the past century.
The postmaster at Fayette
ville received the same compen
sation as did the postmasters
of New York and Philadelphia,
each $2,000 a year, the highest
paid to any postmaster in the
United States. Wilmington and
Raleigh were credited with
slightly over half that amount.
The postmaster of the little
town of Greensboro, received
$167.50 at that time, while Hills
boro’s received three times as
much. Durham was not even on
the list of postoffices.
The compensation of postmas
ters was based upon the amount
of business done in the office
annually. Salem—before it be
came attached to Winston—
earned $852 18 for Postmaster
Gottlieb Shober and his asso
ciate in those days- Cornelius
Dowd, of Carthage—the only
office listed in what is now
Moore county (,recei\ied $4^12
for his year’s work The post
master of historic old Long-
street was paid $10.73, with
Asheboro topping this figure by
31 cents. The lowest sum men
tioned in the way of a postmas
ter’s compensation was three
cents, claimed by Caledonia,
Pa. A town in Maine exceeded
this by two cents.
Asheboro, Carthage. Long-
street and Fayetteville were
our nearest postoffices, accord
ing to the Register. The work
of a century expanded some of
the towTi’s to cities, w’hile oth-1
ers remain towns, Longstreet is |
an exception, passing out of ex-]
istence, absorbed in the wilder-1
ness of the Fort Bragg Re.^ei-va-1
tion. As for Fayetteville, it’s j
growed like Topsy, but it’s fal-1
len slightly behind New York
and Philadelphia now.
The Register, j\'ith its list of
officials in governmental, mili
tary and naval affairs, mentions
familiar family names over the
states, and affords an interest
ing evening of entertaining
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Of THE SI9,000
ferOCKHOUOERS WHO OWH
THE STEEL tNDUSTRV,
4<0 P£ft ceHT ARB
ei^AiNS cr SANr
In a late review of Saturday Even-: vveares her narrative with little er-
ing Post fiction writers, thirty au
thors were mentioned for doing the
best work of the year. Almet Jenks,
Southjern Pines resident^ was voted
into the select number.
Ruth Burr Sanborn has familiariz
ed herself 'Aith many of our local in
stitutions until she has accumulated
probably more knowledge concerning
some of our industries than many of
us who have lived in the county all
our lives, as her popular work in
the current magazines prove. In col
lecting material for her cotton,
ptach and tobacco stories, Miss San
born spent considerable time around
a cotton mill, gin and the packhouse
with an observant eye on everything
from flying spindles to grading ma
chines. She spent time in the fields,
the tobacco barns and the warehouse.
Conforming to local standards she
ied, better balanced meals. And
they kept on buying.
When the farmer and the re
tailer get together, everyone, in
cluding the consumer, is benefit
ed. - r
I ror. Introducing a bit of roniajice
! throughout her pages she has produc-
i ed pleasant entertainment.
■•Ingathering’' in a recent Satur
day Evening Post is delightfully told
I and characteristic of the harvest in
gathering celebrated in a neighboring
county church. Miss Sanborn’s read
ers will be interested in a forth
coming story located in the Clay,
I pictuiing a potter and his wares.
The sound of hammers on upper
James creek is something of a nov
elty as they are heard again today
after a long period of years, A barn
is being built on the edge of the
old Buchan field to hold grain and
farm implements of the Boyd estate.
The log house of Archibald Buchan,
his slave quarters and bam, were
set up in the field of his plantation
home on the Morganton road before
the Civil War was thought of. In
fact it was so long ago no one liv
ing remembers anything about the
construction of the buildings,* as even
the oldest settlers living in that vicin
ity came long after the sound of
Jiammer and saw had died away.
A logical aid to the solution
of the problem of agricultural
surpluses, is increased consumer
consumption. That such aid is
practical and possible has been
dramatically illustrated during
the past tw'o or three years, in
the many consumer-producer
campaigns conducted on behalf
of “distressed” crops by tens of
thousands of American retail
The campaigns were inaugur
ated by the food chains. After
wards organized independents
joined in. So did variety, hard*
W'are, mail order stores and oth
Beef, lamb, fresh fruits, can
ned fruits, nuts, poultry, citrus
fruits, beans, dairy products—
these are but a few of the pro
ducts on whose behalf, at the
request of the farmers concern
ed, American retailing has gone
to the bat And in most cases it
has knocked out home runs. In
no case has it struck out. During
the campaign periods, ranging
in length from a few days to
weeks, consumption has been
greatly increased at prices fair
to all involved.
Furthermore, it ha.s been
proven that the.se drives were
effective not only during the
campaign time. Consumers dis
covered new appetites and
learned the pleasure of more var-
WILL THERE BE I The R. S. Durants are glad to be
A WAR SOON I back in the Sandhills. One of things
The state of confusion exist- i they missed in their mid-western life
ing among the experts over the I the lack of trees. Mr. Durant in
burning que.stion of “Will there | timated that his respect for trees
be a war soon?” can be judged "OW such that he never expects
by two articles aj)pearing re-; ^ut a branch or do any pruning
centlv in leading serious mag-; most necessary. Forest
azines. Both articles were writ-, trees are limited to river courses in
ten by men of repatation, with the great central prairie belt, hence
a fair claim to being authorities i the reverence shown by the returned
on events abroad. One was en-1 Caroimians.
titled “There Will Be No War,” | Another comfortable feature about
The other was entitled “Hitler j being home again was the restora-
Must Fight.” ! tion of ebony hued Aunt Eliza in the
One theory which is encour-! ^^tch^
aging to the beleaguered democ- ' ‘
racies of Eux’ope is that Hitler
cannot afford a war for the rea-
son that it would bring with it afternoon brought word
an excellent chance of revolu
tion at home—and that Hitler
foreign to the southern woman. The
foreign note, however, worked both
ways. A white maid employed in
the next morning she did not care
to keep the job. Her sweetheart had
Comings and Goings in Vass
and J. G. McLeod of Raeford were
supper guests of Mr. and Mrs. D. A.
Honors lIoiLse Guest
Honoring her house guest, Miss
/ennie Holbrook of Huntersville, Mrs.
^ A, Wilson entertained at a de-
ightful party Friday evening. Chi-
ese checkers was played. High score
rize was awarded Mrs. W. P. Par
ser and a lovely gift was presented
o the guest of honor. Miss Agnes
■’niith assisted the hostess in serving
^ frozen salad course.
Those present were Miss Holbrook,
Misses Agnes Smith, Myrtle McMil-
lan_ Marjorie Leslie aqd Eloise
Brooks, Mrs, W. E. Gladstone, Mrs.
D. W. Wheeler, Mrs. B. M. Corbett,
Mrs. C. L. Tyson. Mrs. C. P. Mc
Millan, Jlrs. C. J. Temple, Mrs. Char
les Gschwind, Mir W. P. Parker,
Mrs. H. A. Borst. Mrs. S. R. Smith
ind Mrs. D. A. Smith.
The Kev. S. J. Starnes will preach
in the Vass Methodist church this
Suntlay moining at ll;00 o’clock.
At 8:00 o’clock in the evening the
■;iev. J. S, Nesbit of Albemarle for
many years a missionary to Korea,
will speak in the Vass Presbyterian
The public is cordially invited to
attend these services.
knows this, even as he and other, to seek work eise-
Nazi officials attempt to dis-'"°t want her to
credit it publicly Certainly an j“fo'^^ners.-
excellent argument can be made,
in support of the theory. The! Harian Miller clever columnist of
Nazi regime has outlawed labor "
unions. It has fought the
churches, especially the Catho
lic. It has imprisoned untold
thousands of dissenters in con
centration camps, and executed
many. It has driven other thous
ands into exile. The persecuted
people have families, friends,
connections. Not much is heard
from these possible dissenters—
the iron heel of the gestapo pre
vents that—but it is logical to
believe that a substantial pro
portion of the German people
hate the regime in power, and
are waiting for the day when it
may be destroyed.
In the countries which Hitler
has subjugated—such as Austria
and the Czech provinces—condi
tions rr^ still worse from the
Nazi point of \iew; 'Production
’n factories has slowed dowTi, a
tremerfdously expensive policing
iob h.as become necessary, and
well supported accounts of sabo
tage are currc"^.
the Washington Post, classified prom
inent members of the House and
Senate in his June 30th column. Mil
ler rates Senator Bai’ey as “best ex
temporaneous speaker” in the Senate.
This high honor to North Carolina is
offset, however by Miller’s estimate
of Senator Reynolds, to whom he
credits the "guadiest gift of gab.”
Most likely Presidential candidate
is Senator Vanderburg, in the column
A lot of good stories are coming
'rom the World’s Fair. Real Admir-
il Clark H. Woodward, command
ant of the Third Naval District, is
telling a joke on himself. To attend
•>n official function at the Fair, the
admirrJ arrived in full uniform. Mis
taking him for an attendant, visi
tor stopped him and said, “ Call me
one of those motor chaii'S.”
“Bu* I’m an admiral in the United
States Navy,” said the astonished sail-
"All : 't,l.l, then,” th2 v'*itor snan-
ned "call me a boat.”
To hito Liilie
Mr. nnd Mrs. W. E. Gladstone. A.
Mac Cameron, Curtis Bettini, John
Alex Smith and O. J. Wooten went
White Lake Monday for a week’s
\ iiss IVrsonals
Miss Tucker Lynch returned to
Goldsboro Thursday after spending
several days with Mrs. C. P. McMil
Mr. and Mrs. Fairley Cameron
.^pent last week at the home of his
mother. Mrs. Dan Camei'on, on Cam
Wilbur Edwards, son of Mr, and
Mrs. A. G. Edwards, is on a tour
which will take him in to many of
;;he states. He has alreaiiy vioited the
World’s Fair, and stopped in Kansas
City on his way to California He
plans to visit his aunt, Mrs. E. L.
Buie at San Antonio. Texas before
H. A, Borst, Marvin Davis and W.
H. ry as representatives of the Vass
Methodist Church were guests of the
Methodist Orphanage in Raleigh Sun
day at a barbecue dinner whicli was
given in honor of laymen from
throughout Fayetteville District. A
program by children of the orphan
age v.as greatly enjoyed. Lewis Fry
was a member of the party, also.
?Ir. and Airs. A. L. Nunnery and
son, Glenn, of Roseboro and Mr. and
Mrs. H. Clifton Blue and daughter
Df ..Xberdeen were Sunday dinner
guests of Mr, and Mrs. D. M. Cor
Miss Janet Rosser spent a night
'ast week with her coi-.sin. Miss Edith
Harrington, of Broadway.
■ Dock Hudson has b>;cn on the sick
list for the past several days.
H. L. Thompson and son. Jack, of
Hamlet, are spending some time at
the W. D. McCraney and A. K,
Mr and Mrs. Bill Elfis of Bur
lington were week-end guests of Mr.
and Mrs. A. K. Thompson. Miss
Juanita Thompson, who had been vis
iting in Burlington since the fourth,
returned to Vass with them.
R. P. Beasley of Vass, Mr. and
Mrs. Blair Beasley of Carthage and
Misses Mary Katrina Beasley of
Apex left Saturday night for New
York to attend the World’s Fair.
Miss Doris Byrd is spending a few
days in Greensboro with Mr. and Mrs.
J. E. Byrd, Jr.
Billy Bob McGill celebrated hia
eighth birthday last Friday by en
tertaining several of his young friends
at a party. Hia guests were Leon and
Bobby Crabtree, Hugh McLean, Jack
Thompson, Andy Hemphill, Junior
McGill and Vivian McMillan.
Mrs. G. W. Brooks and Miss Eloise
Brooks enent Sunday with Miss Jes
sie Brooks at Duke University, Dur
Mr. and Mrs. B. H. Smith and T.
R. Moffitt of Sanford visited rela
tives here Sunday evening.
Mrs. W. B. Graham, Mrs. W. C.
Leslie. Mrs. H. A. Borst and Albert
Graham visited Miss Kathartne Gra
ham at Watts Hospital, Durham, Fri
day afternoon and found her getting
Kenneth Harris and Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Hodpin of High Point were
Sunday dinner guests of Mr.' and
Mrs. H. C. Callahan.
Eemice Graham of Chester, S. C
spent the weekend v/ith his mother
M"s. W. B. Graham. _
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Gschwind
spent iSunday w'ith relative,4 near
Mullins. S. C. Their little nieces
Bobbie Jean and Barbara Stanton, re-
pMcLauchlin Sunday evening,
urned with them to spend a month.
L. B. Craig spent Sunday in Sou-
hern Pines. I
Mrs. W. T. Richardson and chil-j
ren visited in High Point a day
ast week. ^
Miss Johnsie Patterson has return
ed after a w'eeks visit in Rocking-
Mrs. W. T. Davis of High Point
Iis3 Evelyn Burney of Laurlnburg
I>K. PLEAS.^NTS LICENSED
TO PRACTICE DENISTKY
Among 30 successful applicants
for licenses to practice denistry in
North Carolina who took the State
examination given in Raleigh June 26,
29 was John Edward Pleasants, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. Pleas
ants ;Jr. of Aberdeen.
ADVERTISE IN THE PILOT.
REPORT OF CONDITION OF
BANK OF PINEHIIRST
Pinehurst, Aberdeen and Carthage in Ihe Stale of N C. at the
close of business on |Iune 30, 1931).
Loans and discounts 5 259,806.14
United States Government obligations^ direct and guaranteed 113,175.00
Obligations of States and political subdivisions 297,915.00
Other b<jnds, notes, and debentures , . '30,588.28
Corporate stocks 8,000.00
Cash, balances with other banks, including reserve balances,
and cash items in process of collection 337,493.82
Bank premises owned $41^463.02, furniture and fixtures
$5,793.38 J t 47,256.40
Real estate owned other than bank premises 17,655.00
Other assets j . 30,469.37
Den;ar.d deposits of individuals, partnershisp, and corpoi--
Time deposits of individuals, partnerships, and corporations .
Deposits of States and political subdivisions
Other deposits (certified and officers’ checks, etc. 1
TOTj4 L DEPOSITS §944,644,53
TOTAL LIABILITIES (not including subordinated obliga
tions shown below) .. ... $ 948,033.27
* CAPITAL ACCOUNT
Re.'^ei'ves (and retirement account for preferred capital).
TOTAL CAPITAL ACCOUNTS .
TOTAL LIABILITIES AND CAPITAL ACCOUNTS
*This bank's capital consist of first preferred stock with total par value
of $21,000. total retirable value $21,000; second preferred stock with total
,par value of $45,000, total retirable value $90,000; and common stock
with total par value of $50,000.
Pledged assets (and securities loaned) (book value);
U. S. Government obligations, direct and guaranteed,
pledged to secure deposits and other liabilities 20,000.00
Other assets pledged to secure Ceposits and other lia
bilities (including notes and bills rediscounted and
and securities sold under repurchase agreement) . 132,880.00
TOTAL i ,
Secured and'preferred liabilities:
Deposits secured by pledged assets pursuant to require
ments of law 149,603.62
Deposits preferred under provisions of law' but not se
cured by pledge of assets 8,596.67
On date of report the required le^al reserve against
deposits of this bank was
Assets reported above which were eligible as legal re
serve BJnounted to
I, B. U. Richardson, Cashier, of the above-named bank, do sol
emnly swear that the above statement is tnie, and that it fully and
correctly represents the true state of the several matters herein contained
and set forth, to the best of my knowledge and belief.
B. u. RICHARDSON, Cashier
State of North Carolina,
County of Moore. ^ 1
Sworn to and subscribed before me this 10th *
, #11 noon T V. V, J RICHARD S. TUFTS,
day of July. 1939, and I hereby certify that! o ^rrATT
I am not an officer or director of this bank. VIALL,
F. SHELBY CULLOM,
E2THEL M. HAIGHT, ^ Directors.
My commission expires June 27, 1940.
Lv. 6:48 P, M. Sat., Aug. »th
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coaches to Savannah, $1.00
higher to Jacksonville. ClyK
dren 5 and under 12 half fare.
Enjoy a full day at these famous
South Atlantic bcaches at these
unusually low fares via
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