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FIRST IN NEWS,
VOL. 21—NO. 11
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
ot the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen. Xorlli (.'aioiiiia. Friday, iVI»ruarv !), IlHO
fafally Injured As Train Hits
Aulo at (Vmnecticul Ave
Plans Now Being Completed for
U.N.C. Alumni Banquet Feb, 16
COMPANION IN.n RED
The scoond railroad fatality in
Southern Pinps in a little over a year
occurred shortly after 9:00 o’clock
Wednesday nipht when I^acy Wil
liams, accompanied by Mrs, Cath.
erine Adams Swearingen^ drove in
front of the southbound Seaboard ex.
press train at the Connetiticut ave
Changmg a tire at the Standard
garage on West Broad street, Wil-
llam.«i headed eastward on Connecti
cut avenue, apparently neither hear
ing the prolonged whistle or seeing
the brilliant headlisrht of the oncom.
Ing train, already slackening speed
for the station stop.
His Chevrolet car was struck fair,
ly in the center pu.shed and dragged
down the track for 75 feet, and then
thrown upside down on the station
platform clear of the train. The oc
cupants were taken from the wrecked
car and carried to the Moore County
Hospital where Mrs. Swearingen,
who had never recovered conscious
ness, die<j from the effects of a
fractured skull at 10:30 o’clock. Wil
liams, severely lacerated^ is reported
in no danger.
Mrs. Swearingen, a native of Ak.
,fon^ Ohio, had been a former resident
of Southern Pines, returned in Au.
gust for employment in the Southern
Pines Laundry. A brother and sister
are expected to arrive today^ FYiday.
Mr. Williams is mpnager of the Car.
olina Power and Light sub-station,
located on the Pinehurst-West-End
The express^ driven by engineer J.
A. Robertson, was over two hours
late and is reported to have whis
tled almost continuously after pass,
Just a little over a year ago Mrs.
Margaret Wenzel, despite warning
calls walked into the engine of a
southbound Seaboard freight, at the
corner of Pennsylvania avenue and
■East Broad street, two blocks south
of last nights fatality, and was In
Hospital Henefit Hal!
To He Held March 15
Automohile, Silver Fox Neck-
piei’e and Other Valuable
Items Will be (Jiven
Dr, A. Cameron, formerly of
Cameron, Will He Amonf^
Anti - Wood - Shingle Roof
KWilAL AT^ Ordinance for Pinehurst
(I.IJH' Approved By County Board
The Moore County Ho.spitul Auxil
iary will give a Hospitiil Ball thi.s
year to rais” funds, it was decided
by members at the regular monthly
meeting held Wodnesd:iy morning.
The date for the affair, which is
always one of the most important
of the Spring social events in the
Sandhills, has been set for the even,
ing of Friday, M;irrh 15th and will,
be held at the Pinehurst Country
Club. During the evening there will
be a drawing for a car^ a silver
fox neckpiece and one other item not
yet decided upon.
Mrs. Burt Hunt of Southern Pines
is Chairman of the Ball Committee
and a li.st of her a.ssi.stants will be
announced at a later date.
STYLE SHOW TO
BE GIVEN TODAY
AT CIVIC CLUB
Southern Pines Dress Shop.s To
Be the Sponsors of
LUNCHEON AT 1:30
Thayers Purchase the
Charles Nes Home Here
Sale of This Property Was
IVlade by the A, S. New
comb Realty Co.
A real estate transaction of con.
jsiderable importance and interesting
.sigTiificance con.summated in Sou
thern Pines recently w'as the pur.
chase of the Charles Nes place by
Mr. and Mlrs. Philip H. Thayer of
The Thayers are widely known
here, and will be warmly welcomed
to the cottage colony. Mrs. Thayer
having lived in this same house sev.
oral years when her»fathcr^ John
Pu.shee, was the original owner.
The property comprises some three
acres of land with a very attrcctive
winter home, which Mr. and Mrs.
Thayer and their daughter, Jeanne
will occupy a portion of the season,
but may be for rent for a part of
The sale was made by the firm
of A. S. Newcomb Realty, and the
owners will take possession imme
The long awaited style show, spon.
sored by the Southern Pines dress
shops has taken shape, and will be
paraded before the audience gathered
at the Civic Club of Southern Pines
today, Friday. Ahead of the Fashion
Show^ the committee in charge of
the program have arranged for a
deltcioiM luncheon to be served at
1:30. This luncheon is in the capable
hands of Mrs. L. D. McDonald and
her assistants Mrs. Wado Stevick and
Mrs. Esther McDaniel. Small tables
for four, or larger tables for host
esses entertaining guests in this de
lightful way, will be made ready by
Mrs. Hodgkins, Mrs. Baxter and
Mrs. McCord, and Mrs. Carleton
Wicker, Miss Hatfield, Mrs. Carl
Thompsojiv Miss Noi na Shiring,
Mrs. E. Morell, Mrs. George Moore,
Mrs. Marvin Ray, Mrs. Hobbs and
Mrs AQIIiken will serve the guests.
The style show is being put on by
Mrs. Hayes’ Shop, Patches' Dress De.
partment, franjean’s and Tots' Tog
gery, and society models will wear
the gowns, exhibiting the latest ii;
day time and sports clothing, after,
noon gowns and dinner and evening
creations. If it is not possible to at
tend the luncheon, a limited number
of extra spectators may be accom
modated at 25c each. The luncheon
and style show, and to remain for
bridge afterward, with a small table
prize will cost 75c.
winter visitors and hotel guests
are cordially invited to all, or any
part of the program they wish to
join, and will be made most welcome.
TO HE HELD IN PINEHURST
Plans are now being comiileted
for the Annual Alumni dinner of the
University of North Carolina to be
held at the Carolina Hotel next Kri.
day, February 16th. J. Maryon
Saundei-s, secretary of the Alumni
As.so( iation of the IJnivensity. an-1
nounci'd yesterday that a brief talk [
would be made by Dr. E. *A. Cam
eron of the Department of XTathe-:
matics. Dr. Cameron a former res-,'
ident of Moore county, comes fronii ■
near Cameron. j
Fred H. Weaver another Moore'
county boy who come fiom Aberdeen;
and now Assistant Dean of student.s,
at the University, and Dean 'Robert'
B. House, one of the most prominent
speakers in the State, are scheduled
for short talks.
The group will be members of a
faculty panel to be subjected to
questioning in the fashion of the
man in the street, a radio technique.
The discussion is designed to bring
out interesting facts of superb work
in their field being done at the Un.
Another feature of the progrum
will be the showing of motion pic. |
tures by Coach Wolf of some of the'
large football games this past seas
on. There will be pictures of the
Virginia game in colors, the Tulane
University game and the Pennsyl
J. Talbot Johnson, chaimmn ..of
the Moore County Alumni group,
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Earl Spicer, Baritone, i
To Sinff at School Here
Projjram Will He Presented
Here Monday. February
26th in Auditorium
Scouts Have Display of
Handicraft at Merrill’s
Sl'PT. WK.VVEU .ANl> Oil. IlKRR
ATTENI> SrH(K)L BO.\K» MEET
Supt. Philip Weaver and Dr.
George G. Herr attended the meet
ing of the Executive Committee of
the North Carolina State School
Board Association at Chapel Hill,
last Thursday. This was a joint
meeting of the sixth District Chair,
ixian and the Executive Committee
of the State. The purpose was for
mulating plans to urge the people
of North Carolina to support the
findings and recomtovendatlons of
the Commiflslon on Education, ap
pointed by Governor Hoey laat year.
Novel Display Part of Program j
for the County Rally to
Be Held Here Feb. 17
Much attention is being given by
passers.by to the excellent display of
handicraft by members of Jay.Cee
sponsored Scout Troop No. Four, now
on display in the New Hamp.shire
avenue window of Merrill's Phar.
macy. This novel display is a part of
the program for the Scout Raly for
Moore county to be held at the Scout
Hall, headquarters of Troop No.
Four, on Saturday, February 17th.
The window Is entered In compe
tition with similar displays by other
troops, and will remain In place un
til after the 17th. The lay-out Is
very attractive and is a credit to
Scoutmaster Bradln and the mem.
bers of hla troop.
Earle Spicer, distinguished bari.
tone of New York will present a
program of old English and Ameri
can ballads at the Southern Pines
school on February 26th at 8::!0 p.
Mr. Spicer has sung with many of
the great orchestras here and abroad, ^
has given folk song recitals at most;
of the eastern colleges and universi.l
ties and best known schools and re
cently sang at the White House and^
at the Governor General's man.sionj
in Ottowa, Canada. He is not just
another singer singing the u.sual con.
vential program, but presenting one
refreshingly unusual and thoroughly
unorthodox. His program of old Eng.
li.sh and American ballads will appeal
to both patrons of music and all
lovers of Engll.sh literature as well.
It is full of genuftie entertainment
and can be thoroughly enjoyed by
everyone. In his repertoire are songs
by King Charles 1st who was an
excellent musician, one by Henry
VIII who wrote ballads and set them
to music, and a setting by an un
known writer, of a poem vsTitten by
Queen Anne Boleyn in her pri.son
cell. Also many of the traditional
classical ballads such as “The Out
landish Knight," Lord Lovc'.l, Bar
bara Allen. Lord Rendal, and in moiv
humorous vein, The Tune the Old
Cow Died Cn, "The Bashful Lover,"
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MR.S. JIAFER’S PI.VNO
O.WE RECITAL L.VST FRII»AV
Mrs. Claud Hnfer's pdano class ^
gave a recital at Mrs. Ernest Per-;
kinaon's home Friday night. In addi-;
tion to regular program several.
numbers of the State Contest music'
were given. Mrs. Hafer will have a
contest here early in March to de.
termine the ones for the elimination
contest in Durham. ESght of the stu-
students were absent due to Illness.
Those on the program were Ann
Perkinson, Margaret Bush, Jane Far
rell, Grace Eifort, Gladys Snipes.
Peggey MBroome^ Helen Hildem’eji
Dorothy Phillips, Esther Farrell,
MJargaret McNeill, Amette Avery
and E!thel Blue Britt.
^liirk Ili.f.'man of (ireenslmro
Returns To .Soulhern I’ine.s
for St'Cdnd Season
DIRECTS S(’H()(JL OF .MI SK'
Mi.-is KIdionr.' C.impbell uill pre.
.‘ont Mark Iloffnin:i concert piani.sl.
in recital at the Mid-Piiu's Club on
Monday iiftiTnoon. February 19 at
Ml'. Hoffman^ widely t:no\vn pinii-
i.'t, i.s (lirectiir of inuHic at Oreens-■
boro Colle;;c. Duiing his tenure the'
.school (,f tnu.sic has gained nation-
1 ocfigniti(hi as one witli conserva
tory advantages. '
Mr. Hoffman is a scholarsiiip pu.
pil of Paidolph Keuter of Chicago,'
III., at'.d of Kino.st Hutcheson, now
pre.si.ient of the Juilliard Graduate
School of MiTic, New York City.
In his recital last Spring, before
an audience that crowded the big
lounge of the Mid-Pines Club Mr. i
Hoffman completely won his aud
ience. His delightfully informad talks
before the playing of each group on'
his program adds greatly to the en-;
joyment of the listener. He not only '
introduce.s the compo.ser and his'
backgrovmd, and often the reasons;
for writing the numbers, but what |
is meant by each change of key, |
picking o\it the motifs and making i
them stand out like actors on a;
His interpretations are thoughtful, j
.“.cholarly and traditional. His tech
nique of whirlvind velocity in the
Chopin number's and poetic in charm
and delicate sensibility in Griffes
and the choice moderns. His work
is masterful and of supreme artis.
try. The program for this years re.
cital will be given in full next week.
In bringing Mr. Hoffman back to,
.'Southern Pines this Spring, Miss
Campbell is acting in response to ■
many requests, and the recital will'
be given at the same popular price,'
in order that all who wish, may have
tlie advantage of hearing: him. Tick
ets may be obtained at Hayes Book
First Jay-Cce Project
Still Goinff Stronja:
Old Books and Majrazines Pro
vide Real Enjoyment for
One of the first projects of the
Southern Pines Junior Chamber of
Commerce was to undertake to sup.
ply patients at the State Sanaator-
ium with books and magazines of all
types. This project, started over two
years ago, is still going strong. ^
So far several hundred books, and
Tnngazines in the thousand.s, have
been delivered to the bed-ridden in-!
mates of this instit\ition. The re.;
spon.se has come from all iver the'
To those who are helping the
Junior Chamber in this work, and to
those who would like to help in the
future, the Jay-Cees want to an.'
nounce that this year's committee
con.sists of Jack John.son, M. 1*.
Grantham, and Tom Atkinson. Books
and magazines may be turned over
to any of the above, or to any mem
ber of the organization. -\ telephone
call to any member is all that is
Your old books and magazines are |
a niusance to you. hut provide real i
enjoyment to the patients in the.
Sanitorium. Get 'id of them by giv-j
ing' them to the Jay-Cecs. j
AMEKIC VV LEGION VI XTIJARY j
TO MEET li:OKK MONll.XV NIGHT;
Local Men In Hospital
\V. n. Matthews, local attorney,
iiad a relapse from influenza and
entered the Moore ('ounty Hospi
tal .Monday for treatment.
Joe Thomas of Ashe Street,
;ale.‘; manager of the Pinehurst
f3arage, iinder'A’ent an operation
in the Moore County Hospital
Tuesday night for an acute at
tack of appendicitis.
Karl Merrill, proprietor of Mer-
1 ill's 1’hai‘nurcy, was carried to
the local hospital Monday night,
suffering from an attack of pneu
According to hospital officials
all of the above are out of danger
and getting along nicely.
New Ruling Put Hcfore Coni-
mi.s.sioner,s to Heconie Ef
137 SKJNA'H KES
GOERCH TALKS TO
OIL MEN HERE ON
STATE ROAD TAXES
Editor and Radio Commentator
Says Money Should Be
Spent on Highways
MET AT HIGHLAND PINES
Motorists should be taxed for the
construction and maintenance of
roads, but if amc.unts being collecL
ed exceed highway needs, there
should be a corresponding reduction
in automobile taxes, Carl Goerch, of
Raleigh, editor of the State Maga
zine. and widely known radio com
mentator. told the district nieeting
of the North Carolina Petroleum n-
du.stries conun ittee here yesterday.
"The principle of taxing motorists
for the construction of now roads
and for the maintenance of old ones
is fair and just, but in my opinion,
every motorist in North Carolina is
bitterly opposed to diverting any of
our highway funds into other de
partments of the State government, '
Goerch said. |
"If the amount of money being
collected is necessary for a continu. ]
.■ition of our highway program, well
and good. ’ ut if the amount now
being collected is in e.Kcess of what
is actuall.y needed, there should be
a corresponding reduction in the tax i
which is being charged against our,
motorists," he declared.
Goerch spoke before an audience!
of members of the Petroleum Indus-1
tries Committee froftn. Moore and
nine nearby counties. Also attending
the meeting were member."? of va
rious organizations interested m
highways and highway transporta
"The policy now employed 'oy the
State in tiansferring highway funds
to the general fund if and when a
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The adopWon of an anti.wood
shingle roof ordinance for thn vil.
lage of Pinehurst was one of the
major transactions of a bu.sy ses-
-«ion held Monday by the Board of
Commissioners of Moore county with
every member in attendance.
A paper requesting the adoption
of the roof ordinance for Pinehurst
was submitted to the Commissioners
and the ordinance was adopted, to
become effective immediately.
Tiie ordi'iance provides that all
buildings except those specifically
mentioned in Section 2 shall have
roof coverings of standard quality,
such as brick or concreti* surface;
clay or Portland cement tile; tin or
slate; asbestos shingles one-eighth
inch thick or thicker; pitch or felt,
built-up type, four or five plies, gra
vel or slag surface; asbestos.as-
phalt, built up type, four or five
plies, smooth or grit surface.
Dw'ellings, frame buildings, build
ings not exceeding two stories or
30 feet in height and 2,500 square
feet in area and not used for facto
ries, warehouses or mercantile pur
poses may be covered with other
types of covering having the appro,
val and label of the Underwriters
If a wood .“ihingle roof I.*! dama
ged by fire more than 20 per cent,
the entire roof shall be replaced with
material specified above and if a
wood-shingle roof is to be reparired
more than 10 per cent in any one
year, the same shall be entirely re
placed with specified materials, the
The building inspector shall have
power to condemn and have re.
moved any wood-shingle roof that
in his opinion is in such a deteriora.
ted condition as to be exceedingly
Within twelve years from the date
of the approval of this ordinance,
any and all roofs covered with wood
shingles shall be replaced with roof
covering.! which comply with this
Destroyed by Fire
Aged Father of Rill Carpen
ter Barely Able To Escape
Dr. John A. Rice Talks
to Kiwanis Wednesday
President «>f Black Mountain
College Discusses Tniver-
sities of Country
The regular monthly nieeting of
the American Legion Auxiliary W'ill
bo held at the Legion Hut Monday
night at eight o'clock. Mrs. F. M.
Dwight, the president will preside.
Mrs. L. D. Wiliams has prepared
a program on National Defense and
Americaniiai. All members are urg
ed to attend this meeting and all
visitors are welcome.
Dr. John A. Rice, president of the
Black Mountain College, in an ad-
dre.s.s to the Sundhill.s Kiwanig Club
Wednesday at the Southern Pines
Country Club spoke at length on ed.
ucation in the Univorsitie.'i of this
country giving his conception of an
educated man. Dr. Rice, a graduate
of Tulane University and former Ox
ford student^ praised Southern Pines
as one of the most unique towns he
had ever visited and pointed cut it
was one of the few southern w’inter
resorts that could offer both golf
and skiing. He was introduced by J.
Talbot Johnson of the program com
Lieutenant Governor J. Warren
Page of Fayetteville was among the
visiting Kiwanians attending the lun.
Fire swept aw'ay the humble home
of the Carpenter's at 2 o’clock Sat.
urday afternoon. Located a short dis
tance southwest of the State fire
tower the small house had sheltered
Fred P. Carpenter, 87 years of age
and his son William Carpenter for a
number of years.
The elder Carpenter alone in the
house at the time, was barely able
to escape befoi'e the sweep of the
fire which consumed the building even
as the alaiTO reached the Southern
Pines fire co«i|pany. Blazing embers
carried the fire into the surrounding
fields keeping the firemen busy for
The fire deparemtnt also answ'er-
ed an alarm at 5 o'clock Friday
morning for a chimney fire at the
Blue hou.se located on the corner of
East Broad street and Indiana ave
nue, and now’ occupied by Jeiry
Mack and family. No damage.
FIX>R.\ MAC’DON.\I.n COI.I-EiiE
TO GIVE RECEPTION S.VTriU)\V
Flora Macdonald College will be
home to the Alumnae and all the
friends of the college on Saturday
afternoon, February tenth, from four
to six o'clock^ In the collnge par
The reception will be held as a part
of the week end festivities honoring
Dr. C. G. Vardell, president emeritus,
on the occasion of bis eightieth