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FIRST IN NEWS,
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 19, No. 48
MOORE COI NTY’S
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina. Friday, October 27. 1939.
TO ADDRESS ST ATE
Various Sessions of 3-Day Con
vention Are Open to the
Public. Full Program
GAY NINETIES PARTY
The North Carolina Library Asso
ciation, now in a three day session
at the Highland Pines Inn, has as
its principal speaker John Farrar of
Farrar & Rinehart, New York City,
who will give an address on “The
Elusive Author” at the dinner hon
oring North Carolina authors at 7:00
o’clock this evening, Fridny, with
Struthers Burt presiding.
Mr. Farrar has written a number
of books. He edited The Bookman
for a time, was associated with the
Geo/ge H. Doran Publishing Co.^ and
later with Doubleday, Doran.
All aessions of the convention are
open to the public and resei-vatioiis
for dinners and luncheons can be
made by calling the Highland Pines
Inn. Citizens of Southern Pines are
especially urged to take part in the
Citizen’s Library Movement, whcih is
for all citizens interested in the
growth and development of libraries
in North Carolina.
Other parts of the program are
4:00 p m. Registration.^
7:00 p. m. Citizen s Library Move
ment dinner. Guest speakers, Marion
S, Wright, Conway^ S. C.; J. M.
Broughton, Raleigh; Dr. Frank
Graham, Chapel Hill. An informal re.
ceptlon will follow:
9:30 a m. First General Session,
Mrs. Nell G. Battle presiding. Wel
come, Rev. Craighill Brov/n; Res
ponse, Mrs. Nellie Rowe Jones,
Greensboro. Speakers^ Miss Lucile M.
Morsch, Baltimore, Md., Charles
Whedbee, Hertford; Dr. A. M. Ar
1:00 p. m. Trustee.^ Luncheon
2:30 p. m. College and University
Librarians. Speakers, Dr. Harvey
Branscomb, Durham; Mrs. C. C.
Buchanan, Cullowhee; Miss Marjorie
2:30 p. r'. Children’s Librarians
Section. Spea:k ”s, Ml«s Effie L. Pow
er, New York 'ty; Miss Sidney
8:00 p. m. Junior Librarian.i
Breakfast. Speaker, Miss Margaret
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Carthage Leads in Percentage
of Attendance First Month.
Boys Outnumber Girls
142 Years Old Sunday
GRADE MOTHERS. FACULTY
Legion Banquet Is
state Commander Gives Stand
on Timely Topics. Large
Number in Attendance
The American Legion bartquet
held last Friday night at the South
ern Pines Country Club was a dis
tinct success from every standpoint.
Approximately 100 were in attend
Paul Dana presided as tosatmas-
ter and introduced Henry Ingram of
Asheboro, the Department Com
State Commander June Rose of
Greenville, the principal speaker of
the evening, was introduced by Vice
commander D. C. Phillips.
In a stirring laddress Mr. Rose
touched'upon the Legion’s stand on
various topics of the day, including
education of World War orphans, un-
«mployment, junior baseball, neu
trality and anti-Americanism.
The Slate Commander pledged his
best efforts toward making possible
for needy World War orphans stu
dent loans and self-help jobs in or
der that they may have the advan
tage of a college education. He ad-
vocated more vocational work in the
schools to better equip for a life
work the SO per cent of school chil
dren who never go to college-
Mr Rose promised to use the in-
f uencc of the organization in seeing
that work is available for veterans
"who need work, who want work,
and who will work."
Commander and Mrs. F. M. Dwight
intrudjc-'d the officers of the Le
gion and it= Auxiliary.
That Moore county schools are off
to a good start is shown by enroll
ment and attendance figures sent in
to the office of County Superintend-
ant H. Lee Thomas Ht the close of
the first month of the new school
Exclusive of Southern Pines and
Pinehursst^ which are city units, and
Eagle Springs, for which figures are
not at hand, a total of 4,140 chil.
dren enrolled during the opening
month^ 3,030 of whom are in the ele
mentary grades and 1,110 in high
school. The number of boys is 14
greater than the number of giils.
While the total number of boys
enrolled is greater than the number
of girls, the number of boys shows a
decided drop in high school. In every
school in the county except Carth
age, there are more boys in the
elementary grades >than girls, but
without exception there are more
girls than boys in the high schools.
The Carthage school, of which B.
E. Beasley is principal, led in the
percentage of attendance with the
high figure 91- This school's total
enrollment is 634.
High Falls, with an average at
tendance of 96.6 per cent and Aber
deen with 96 plus^ stand next in
rank. The High Falls enrollment id
335 and its principal is W. G. Col-
trane. L J. Dawkins heads the
Aberdeen schools and the enroll
ment is 475.
Cameron and Eureka each had an
attendance of more than 95 percent.
R. F. Lowry of Cameron reported
an enrollment of 465 and Worth L.
Kiser of Eureka, 242.
The Hemp district, which includes
the town school and several .smaller
schools, reported a total enrollment
of 1,105, with an attendance percent
age of 94.8. E. A. West is principal.
J. F. Sinclair of West End reported
an attendance only slightly leas, his
being 94 percent. The enrollment at
West End is 442.
Vass-Lakevlew, of which Willard
V- Nix is principal, has an enroll
ment of 442^ with percentage of at
KIWANIS SPEAKER STRESSES
IMPORTANCE OF MAKING WILLSe
Wins Second Prize
Local \V(»man Hooks VV'inner
at Powell’s Pond on
Openinj; of Season
Mrs. Cecil Robinson ha.s been
awarded second prize, an alumi
num tackle box, for having sub
mitted the largest small mouth
black ba.ss entered in the Charlotte
Observer's fishing conte.st. Mrs-
Robinpon's entry^ w’hich was
caught from Powell's Pond on May
10th, the opening day of the fish
ing season, tipped the scales at
nine pounds and nine ounces. It
won in the weekly contest, al.so,
the prize being four plugs of bait.
I I'll, iling iMeniorial Tai>lets Will
Follow Speeches by Prom
Historic Union Presbyterian Church Between CarthaKe and Vass
Mammouth Street Parade Will
Feature Big Hallowe’en Party
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Kiddies Will Be Guests of Char-
les Picquet at Carolina Thea
tre. Rotarians Sponsor Event
President Jim Simons of the Sou
thern Pines Rotary Club announces
that all is in readinesg for the big
party to be staged for the boys and
girls of Southern Pines on Hallowe'en
nighty by the locix) service cliib.
The evening’s festivities begin
with a mammoth street parade con-
Qucted through the business section
of the town in which all citizens
young and old are urged to partici
pate. Marchers will be costumed and
masked; goblins, witches, ghosts, and
even black cats are expected to be
in the Hne of march. Noisemakors
and funmakers will be distributer^ and
the resounding booming of wash-
tubs will assi.st the martial mus
ic in producing a riol of color and
noise as the parade movos down
Broad street. The parade forms
promptly at 7:30 p. m. at the South
ern Pines Fire Station.
The leading business men and mer-
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ON TB SE AL S ALE
County-Wide SuDoort of Driv'e
NHjeded to Enable Leaders to
Do Effective Work
WILL DO BEST TO
KEEP US OUT OF
WAR, SAYS BURGIN
‘EARLY PEACE UNLIKELY ”
Cold Harbor Property
on Bennett St. Sold
The Kiwanis Club met Wednes
day noon in regular session in the
Sunday School room of the Presby
terian Church of Aberdeen, with
President Vance Rowe presiding. Th^
honor guest, Frank Webster, who re
cently retired as head of the South
ern Pines school^ was given a hearty
welcome by the club. The speaker of
the day, Graham Dixon, a Kiwanian
of Raeford, chose for his subject,
“Wills.” In a very instructive hu
man and understandable manner,
Mr.. Dixon pointed out Ithe great
need for the making of wills, their
po^lble simplicity, Itheir probable
complications. This talk evoked a
spirited discussion from the mem-
’oership of the club, which wa3 nost
oducational. and Mr- Dixon earned
the cordial appreciation of the en
tire club by his talk
MISt: BROOME IN A CAPELL^
CHOIR AT DNIVER!: ITY
An A Capella Choir has been new
ly organized at Woman’s College of
the University of North Carolina by
Paul B. Oncley, of the music faculty.
The Woman’s College Glpe C!ub,
which will continue as an entity in it
self, has bt-en combined with a group
of men from Greensboro to form the
Choir, which will make Its first ap
pearance Tuesday, October 24, at
Aycock Auditorium as part of Relig
ious Emphasis Week at the college,
and will sing "Now Thank Wi- All
Our God” by Cruger.lltieller.
Among members of the A Capella
Oholr is Miaa Virginia Broome of
Souuiem Fines, alto.
Recent Purchasers of New Eng
land House Add To
Mr. and Mrs. Winthrop P. Haynes
of Roxford, Mass., who recently pur
chased the former New Elngland
House property at the comer of
Bennett street and New York ave
nue, have added to their holdings
there by purchasing the adjoining
property^ formerly known as Cold
Harbor. This new property was own
ed by the Home Owners Ijoan Cor
poration and the sale w;is made
through its local agent, E. C. Ste
George C. Burke of Elizabeth, N.
J., has leased for the season the
house of Lacy Bradshaw, on Orchard
Road. Mr. Burke and hi.'? family will
take possession about November 1-
David Durant of Lee, Mass,, has
leased and moved into the house of
Mrs. William Graham on East Ver-
mont avenue. Mr. and Mrs. Durant
expect to stay here sever*l months.
Mr. and Mrs. George Pulver of
Washington, D. C., have leased and
are now occupying the Edgar Chap
man home on Indiana avenue and
will be here for the season.
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest L. Ives have
added to their holdings^ on Paint
Hill between Aberdeen and Solthem
Pines by purchasing the old Dock
Ray homestead adjoining their pres
ent farm. This new property joins
that of William Reiner and Dr.
George Proctor and overlooks the
surroundbxg country for many miles.
Mr. Ives is clefiring up his fields for
cultivation and Is building a tenant
lious« .and outbuildings.
MUCH ENTHUSL4SM SHOWN
The Moore County Tuberculosis As
sociation held ist first winter meet,
ing at the home of Mrs. T. A. Cheat
ham, the county chairman, on Oc
tober 24 th with twelve membelrs
They were very fortunate in hav
ing Frank Webster, new managing
director of the State T. B, Asso-
ciation^ present, who gave valuable
information in regard to the 1939
Christmas Seal Sale. This yearly
Seal Sale helps largely to carry on
the County T. B, Work
The report of Dr_ T. A. Cheatham,
the county treasurer, brought out
forcibly the need for county-wide sup
port of this Coming drive. The treas
urer stated that besides the care of
active cases, over $1,000 has been
spent for milk alone on preventive
and arrested cases.
The meeting was a fine one and
showed impressively the enthusiasm
and loyalty of the workers for this
worthy cause which i.i the sjoret of
the splendid success which has
crowned their efforts.
HOSPITAL .AUXILIARY TO HAVE
FIRST MEETING WEDNESDAY
In celebration of the 142nd anni.
! vensary of the organization of Union
j Presbyterian Churchy located mid-
I w'ay between Cai thage and Vass on
I Union Road, hundreds of people are
I expected to a.'^emble at this shrine
on Sunday, October 29th, for a home
coming program which promises to
be rich in historic interest.
The Rev- J. K. Roberts, Jr. as-
.sistant pastor of the First Presby
terian Church in Greensboro, will
preach at the 11:00 o’clock service,
following which the Rev. M. D. Mc
Neill of Sanford, who was pastor of
“Old Union” from 1898 to 1901^ will
speak on the life of the Rev. Mar
Mr. McQueen was the tenth pas
tor of Union church and served from
1864 to 1888. History records that
this great leader received ."^OO mem
bers into the chi.iches he served be
fore becoming pastor there, 400 mem
bers into Union and 500 into Carth
age, Buffalo, Bethesda^ Cameron and
Congressman Sees President’s I ^
XT i A 1200 souls.
Neutrality Measure As Es- .
After Mr. McNeill s address a me
morial tablet to the Rev. Mr. Mc
Queen will be unveiled.
In the afternoon, the Rev- A. R.
“I aui going to do everything 11 D. D., of Dunn^ .a son of
1 . ^ , I tne Rev. Martin McQueen, 'vill speak
1 can m my official capacity as con-1 t r, „ . .
I J j on the life of the Rev J. K. Roberts,
I giessman fi’om the eighth North j father of the morning speaker and
Carolina district to keep the United the unveiling of a tablet in memory
I State^ out of the European W'ar,’’ I Roberts will follow,
i Congressman W. O. Burgin said in I Rev. Mr. Roberts was called
; an interview In Sanford last week,
j The representative of the district of j
' which Lee and Moore counties are
a part has been in Lexington for
several days, marking time, as it
were, while the United States Sen
ate debates the government spon
sored neutrality act revisions.
Looking fit and In the best of
! health, the congressman made no
statement as to a campaign for re-
1 election from this district in the
‘ Democratic primary next year, says
: the Sanford Herald. However he has
I already announced he would be a
I candidate. There has also been an-
! nouncement from C- B. Deane, de-
I feated last year, that he would run
against Mr. Burgin next year. Giles
Y. Newton, Gibson, has also indi
cated he would make the race, and
there has been considerable specula
tion in Moore county that John A.
Lang, NYA administrator for North
Carolina would enter the race. It
appears fairly definite that at this
writing the stage has not been fin
ally set 1 1- the congressional bust-
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Mrs. Katie B. Shear
Passes in Aberdeen
I Funeral Service in Aberdeen.
! Burial in Bethesda Ceme
tery. Was III Two Months
The Womans Auxiliary of the
Moore County Hospital will hold Its
first meeting of the season next
Wednesday morning, November 1st,
in the nurses’ classroom at the hos
pital^ at 10:30 oclock. All members
are especially requested to be pres
District Masons Meet
Here Next Tuesday
Moore County Lodges Hosts at
Business Meeting, Banquet.
Many Dignitaries Expected
THIEF ENTERS BRO.^D S’IREET
PH.4RM.\CY WTCDNESD-W NJfJHT
A visitor who favors the ‘‘cash and
carry” plan called at the Broad
street Pharmacy some time during
Wednesday night and carried away
the change that had been left in
the cash register, around $3.00. En
trance was gained by breaking the
glass In a front door.
C OF C. TO HOLD BITSINlilSS
MENS MEETING THURSD.\Y
The Southern Pine-*! Chamlier of
Commerce will hold its annual Bus
iness Men’s meeting at the South
ern Pines Country Club on Thurs
day, November 2, at JS:15 o’clock.
A special program hsjs been planned
and a guest from every business
house in Southern Pines is expected
Mrs. Katie Bethune Shear died at
her home here Saturday morning af
ter an illness of about two months-
Until her health failed she held a
position in Ed Harris' store at Can
dor for a number of years. Before
this she is pleasantly remembered in
this community as holding a posi
tion in the Page Trust Company bank
She is survived by h«ir daughter.
Miss Katie Lee Shear two sisters.
Mrs. Ella B. Juat and Miss Bessie
Bethune of Aberdeen; two brothers,
E. J. Bethune of Raeford and C^ C.
Bethune of Aberdeen.
Funeral serivces were held in the
Aberdeen Presbyterian Church on
Sunday afternoon at 3:30, conducted
by the pastor. Rev. E. L. Barber and
assisted by her pastor at Candor, the
Rev McDuffie. The flower girls and
pallbeai'^rs were composed of her
friends both in Aberdeen and Can
dor. The burial service.i were co*-
cluded at the graveside In the Beth
une plot in Old Bethesda cemelery-
Among the out-of-town friends at
tending were Mr. and Mrs. Ed Har
ris, a large number of her candor
friends; Mr. and Mrs. Archie Currie,
A meeting of the 12th Masonic
District A. F. & A. M. of North
Carolina wUl be held in Southern j £,j. ^ q Bethune, Mrs. William Mc-
Pines next Tuesday, October 31st. payden. Jack Bethune, Mrs. Smith
Every Master Mason in the district j McKeithen, Archie McKeithen, Mrs.
and every York Rite Mason in the i j^nnie Blue Mr. and Mrs. Bonnie
jurisdiction of the Southern Pines I gjug others from Raeford; Mr.
York Rite Bodies are being urged to
and Mrs. Malcolm McLean from Max-
ton, and Mrs. Evaline Blue Mrs.
JUNIOR WILLING WORKERS TO
STAGE HALLOWE’EN P.VRTY
At 4:00 p. m.^ the business meet-, Alex Blue and Miss Eula Blue from
ing will be held in the Masonic Hall j Carthage.
under the direction of District Dep-1
uty Grand Master R. E. Yongue, Jr-,
of Laurinburg, Grand Secretary John
H. Anderson and Grand Master J.
Edward Allen of Warrenton.
A social meeting and banquet will
be held at the Southern Pines Coun
try Club at 7:30. Dr. VV. C. Mudgett
will have charge of the program and
Southern Pines Lodge No. 484; Ro
man Eagle Lodge No. 550, Aberdeen;
Elberta Lodge No. 654. West End,
and Southern Pines Chapter Council
and Commandery will act a? hosts.
The principal speaker will be
Grand Master J. Edward Allen. Many
Masonic dignitaries will be in at
The Junior Willing Workers of the
Baptist Church will sponsor a Hallo
we’en party in the basement of the
church Monday night, October 30th,
at 8:00 o’clock. There wilh be games,
and contests, with prizes awarded.
Everyone is asked to come dressed
in Hallowe’en costume. The public
is invited to enjoy the evening’s
program of fun and entertainment.
Refreshments will be served. A fee
of 10 cents will be charged anil vis
itors are requested to have soma
extra dimes handy.