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VOL, 19, NO. 16,
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Southern Pines and Aberdeen.North Carolina. Friday. March 15, IJM,,
)f North Carolina
15,000 Expected For Race Meeting Here
PAHY BERG TO
DEFEND TITLE IN
Over a Brush Jump at Last Year’s Steeplechase Meet
Governor To Join Throng
For Annual Steeplechases
Of Sandhills Association
Heads l.ist of Stars Conipetins:
at Southern Pines Country
(’lub Next Week
51 HOLES. MEDAL PLAY
BY IIOW.AKI) Bl KXS
Tops in women's golfdom will be
cn hand for the 12th Anmial \Vo-
nicn's Mid-South r>l-hole medal golf
championship to be played at the
Soiithorn I’incs Country Club next
!Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday,
Heading the field of 70 odd golfers
wdi be Miss Patty Berg, 1U3S nation
al champion and defending champion^
In this tournament.
Listed among the contenders are
Mrs. Estelle Lawson Page, formei'
national champion and winner of the
Womens Mid-South in 1937; Deborah
Veery of Worcester, Mass., holder of
many titles in Ihat stiitc; Jean
Bauer, Providence, 'R. I.; Betty |
Abemethy of Pittsburgh: Mrs.
George Cochran, the former Alltenel
Hoover of ThomasviHe; Helen vVar-;
ing, Pinehurst star; Mrs. A. F. Duck
ett, Durham; Mrs. E. Boyd Mcrow, i
Baltimore; Mrs. Joseph La- lo: of
New Rochelle and Eleanor Barron, i
Southern Pines golf star. |
Jean Cline, 16-year old golf star!
who played in the Women’s National
at Willamette, Illinois in September,!
1938 and was the youngest golfer to;
qualify, is also entered. She has a|
U. S. G. A. handicap of 6, and has|
been pla>-ing outstanding goK for,
a girl ofber age. She is expected to
be a strong contender in this touma-
Eugene C. Stevens, chairman of
the Tourament comjnittee, has an
nounced that he is expecting a num
ber of late entries of stars touring
the Florida circuit.
I 18 Horses Entered in Five
Events <tn Card for Purses
1st Race—3:00 p. m The Cataw
ba, about one mile and one-half over
hurdles for piir.se of ?300. Ten en
FIRST RACE AT 3:00 P- M.
Chief of Police
Mrs. W. A. Laing Dies
at Home in Virjyinia
Well Known Winter Resident
Here for Many Years Had
Been III for Some Time
Word was received in Southern
Pines on Wednesday of the death
early that morning in Amissville, Va.,
of Mrs. William A. Laing, for many
years a prominent winter resident
of the Sandhills. Mrs. Laing had
been ill for some time. Mr. Laing,
proprietor of the Laing Stables on
Weymouth Heights and one of the
country's best known horsemen, and
his son, Geoffrey, well known train,
er of steeplechase horses, left here
Sunday on news of Mrs. Laing’s ser.
Mrs. L*lng aeavjes a host of
Sandhills friends who held her In
the highest esteem and deepest af.
fecUon. For many years she and
her family maintained a home here
throughout the winter season, but
of late had made their headquarters
at the Park View hotel. She had
been unable to come down this win.
ter. _ ,
Surviving in addition to Mr. Laing
and Geoffrey are two sons, Douglas
of Herndon, Va., and William A. Jr.,
of Amissville. Another /son, Noel
Laing popular and noted rider and
trainer of hunt race horses, died
several years ago.
Funeral services were held yes.
terday afternoon In Amissville, con.
ducted by the Rev. F. Craighlll
Brown of Emmanuel Episcopal
Church of Southern Pines.
GK \^TI V, C A.NUin XTE FOR
CiO\EKNOK, TO S1’E.\K HERE
Hospital Ball, Social Event
Of Winter Season, Tonight
It'.s Race Day tomorrow.
Some I."),000 persons will watch
•Jn,] U.-.cr The Croatan Steeple-
chase lor non.winners. Two miles fences, hurdie.s a.-id on the
over hi ii.sh for pur.se of S1,000. 12 cn. ^at for purses totaling .$2,900, .-tart.
>>ig at 3:00 o'clock in the afternoon
:',(l Uace—The Sandhills Challenge the Barber Estiitc course, mid.
Lup. lhre-0 niili'S over timber for way between Soulhern Pines and
purse of $300 and the challenge I’jnehurst on the Midland Road. It'.s
trophy to be won three times by same the sixth annual meeting of the
I'uner for peimanent possession. Sandhills Steeplechase and Racing
Xoel Laing Memorial trophy to win- As.sociation, and an event which has
ning rider. Seven entries. grown in popularity each year.
•Ilh Race—The Yadkin Steeple-, Included in the crowd around the
cha.se. Handicap. Two miles over picture.sque course will be Governor
brush for piuse of .$1,000 and trophy j Clyde R. Hoey and members of his
pre.sented by Mrs. Almet Jenks. I staff, leading horsemen from all
1-Mght entries. j .sections of the country, prominent
5th Race—The Midland. About one nvcmbers of .society from north, east
Yale (Jlee Club to Sing, Auto*
mobile. Furs, Other Gifts
To Re Awarded
To Make Awards
At a recent meeting of the Mayor
and Board of Commissioners of
Southern Pines, C. Edward Newton
was unanimously elected Chief of
Police of Southern Pines to succeed
the late Chief J. A. Gargis. Mr. New
ton, on the local police force for the
past nine years, has served much of
the time as deputy chief. He is a
j native of Southern Pines and has the
respect and co.’!fidence of the com.
National Commander of
Legion on Air Saturday
Handhill Post To Hear Broad
cast From 7:30 to 8:00 in
Lee Gravely of "Rocky Mount, can.
didate for the Democratic nomination
for Governor of North Carolina, lU
be the speaker at next Wednesday’s
meeting of the Sandhills Kiwanis
Club, to be held In the Methodist
gunday School building In Aberdeen.
Raymond J. Kelly, national com
mander of the American Legion,
will speak Saturday night on a na.
tlon.wlde hookup over the NBC cel
ebrating the 21st anniversary of the
founding of the American Legion.
Other promjnent speakers will also
be on the air giving a brief summary
of what the American Legion has
(land for the service men of thei
Great War. |
The Sandhill post will hold its (
regular meeting Saturday night In!
t'le Legion Hut in Southern Pines and;
w.Ul lister to the broadcast from 7:3o!
until 8:30. After the broadcast the!
past commanders of the post will be
called upon to tell Interesting high,
lights of their administrations.
The Ladies Auxiliary and the Sons
j of the Legion as well as any other
I .service men are cordially invited to
' attend this celebration. The ladles
will cut and serve a large birthday
cake and other refreshments.
Nearly ,50 per cent of the fa.
tal accidents on highways of this
5<tnte last year occurred on straight
The annual Hospital Ball, which
has come to be looked upon over a i
period of years as the ptnk event of
the winter sociarSAisrtri m the .Saiul.
hills, will be held this evening at
the Pinehurst Countiy Club, and in
addition to its usual attractions will
have as a'n added feature a program
of songs by the Yale University
Ci'lce Club. The Yale boys, cn route
to Charleston for a concert, accepted
the invitation of Mrs. James Boyj to
(‘top off here and sing for this annual
benefit for the Aloore County Hospi.
Judging from the sale of tickets,
the ball will be the most successful
in the history of the Hospital .\uxil.
iary, which sponsors the affair. That
it will be lenjoyable 'there is no
gainsaying, for it always is. Mr.s.;
Burt Hunt^ chairman, stres<s»d the
point last night that tickets would
be available at the door for those
who have not purchased them in ad.
vance, and that one and all are wel.
come. The party is scheduled to be.’
gin at 9:30 o’clock. It is understood
that the Yale Glee Club will ping at
about 11:00, following which refresh,
ments will be served.
During the course of the evening,
with James Boyd, well known South,
em Pines author and a former pres,
ident of the Moorr County Hospital
acting as master of ceremonies, a
Plymouth sedan, in which hundreds
of people In the Sandhills are inter,
ested from the financial standpoint
of one dollar up, will be awarded to
the person whose number emerges
at the proper time from a big spin,
ning birdcage. For those disappoint,
ed in their hopes for the shiny new
car, a double silver fox scarf will
also come out of the birdcage, to say
nothing of a portable radio, an elec.
trie flatiron, a beautiful Roger tea
.cervlce and tray, a picnic kit with
two Thermos bottles, and a hand
painted tray. One dorsn’t have to
have special tickets on these Itenvt—
they are additional prizes, just in
case you don’t win those sliver foxes,
and your tickets on the latter entitle
you to be In on the drawing. Inclden.
tally, tickets on the silver foxes are
still on sale at the frnnjean shop In
Many dinner partie.s will precede
the ball, and the evening should be a
gala one in the county. Music for
dancing will be by one of the most
popular orchestra In the nation’s
j capital. Sydney’s, arriving from
Washington this morning.
mile on the flat for purse of $300.
General Admission--$1.00 per car,
• lO cents per person.
Membership Enclosure—$10:00 per
1 ar including three admission tick-
its. Each iidilitional ticket, $1.50,
south and west, and a large percent
age of the population of Mooi-e
county. Included among the entries
will be many of the fastest hunt
laces in the country*.
This is the opening meet of the
hunt racing season, the first test for
the valiant animals over the stiff
timber and brush jumps, over the
purcliasable at enclo.sure.
hurdle fenco.s, or on the flat. These
Grand Stand Enclosure—$,>.00 per ... , .. .. .
, , steeiiiochase events contmue through
car, includmg four tickets. Each ad-
o.tiunal ticket^-$1.00, im.:.^ ^ _ Saturday,
enclosure. Cai-olina Cup event at Camden,
Midland. Road, bet\yeen Southern following Saturday, then
Pines and Pinehurst, will be close Richmond and farther north.
Irom 12:00 o'clock noon Until 3:30 Parking l'«r All
p. m. except for cars h.i\ini5 tick Heserved parking spaces for to.
£ts to races. Foi those who have no meeting have been in great
Reserved Paiking Spaccs, tic e s during the past month. How.
will be on sale at barriers at South- ^
eni Pines and Pinehurst end of road.
Holders of Membership Enclo.sure rcsetred
tickets are requested to have wind-
.shield stickers on their cars before
section, then in the grand stand
parking .section immediately adjoin
ing. General parking around the track
outside the Membership Enclosure
Aiken Polo Stars To
Play in Pinehurst Today
Bostwicks. Post and Stoddard in
Line-un for (lame at
3:00 P M.
stewards — Algernon S. Craven, will care for thousands. The charge
Charlottesville, Va.; F. Wallis Arm. for these parking spaces this year
Two polo teams, on which will
appear some of America’s best known
players, will compete this afternoon,
Friday, at 3:00 o’clock in Pinehurst,
and a large crowd is expected to wit.
ness the match. The teams, to be
called the Yellow Jackets and the
Red Jackets, will be made up of
players from Aiken and Pinehurst, as
Yellow Jackets—R. B. Green and
Merrill Fink, Pinehurst, and Dunbar
Bostwlck and William Post, Aiken;
Red Jackets—Floyd Carlisle, Jr. and
Jack Fink, Pinehurst and Louis Stod.
dartl,J r. and Pete Bostwlck, Aiken.
The ponies from Aiken arrived
here yesterday afternoon. There will
be an admission charge of one dollar.
strong, r<hiladelphia. Pa,; S. A
Wamer Baltazzi, Westbury, L. I., and
Harry D. Kirkover, Camden, S. C.
Judges—Jackson H. Boyd, South
ern Pines; Charles P. DuBose, Jr.,
Camden, S, C.; Nat S. Hurd, Hne-
burst; William Post, Aiken. S. C.
Starter— Ira Gregory, New York.
Paddock Judge — Ralph Chase,
was reduced from two dollars to
one dollar, but a charge of 50 cents
per person will be made for Indiv
iduals, to provide for Increased purses
and added expenses of the Sandhills
Steeplechase and Racing A.ssociatlon
which sponsors the meet.
The course, following the rains of
the past few days. Is In perfect con
dition. A number of the entries
“Rain or Shine”
St<'"nl''e*’asp Rfirps To Be
Run Tomorrow Regardless
“The hor.^es go, rain or .shine,”
officials of the Sandhills Steeple
chase and Racing As.sociation stat.
ed yesterday. ‘‘If it's raining it
w’ill be all the more exciting, as
it will require real riding on the
part of the jockeys to stay in the
saddle. Many of the entries school,
ed over the jumps in yesterday
morning’s rain and made fine per-
Patrol Judges—J. V. H. Davis, schooled over the brush and timber
New York; Lydlg Hoyt, Pinehurst; fences yesterday morning. Among in_
J. W'atson Pomeroy, Camden. S. C.;|terested witnesses of the schooling
W. B. Streett Warrenton, Va.; W. j was F. Ambrose Clark of Westbury,
J. Stratton, Southern Pines; Thomas L. I., one of the country’s best
M. W'aller New York. ' known horseman, who is spending
- - I several days at the Pine Needles.
I'INE M.XSKEItS TO OIVE | Five events are on the card, with
PL.\Y ON SUM>.\Y NIGHT the first race, scheduled to start
I promptly at 3:00 oclock, a mile and
At the Church of Wide Fellowship one.half event over hut«dles. Follow.
Sunday night, March 17th at 8:00 p.; ing in order will be The Croatan
m The Pine Maskers, play group of Steeplechase, two miles over brush
the Southern Pines High School, will for purse of $1,000; The Sandhills
present the play "The Terrible' Challenge Cup, three miles over tlm,
Meek,” by Charles Rann Kennedy her for the trophy no wheld by Paul
and with special permission of the au_ | Mellcn of Pittsburgh who hopes to
thor and Samuel French. This is a make It his permanent possession
powerful play on the cnicif'xloii | with a third successive win this year;
theme. The cast includes Hazel Kel-' The Yadkin Handicap Steeplechase,
icy Richard Plummer and Raymond two miles over the brush course,
Hayes. Mrs. A. L. Ellis is the direc. | purse, $1,000, hnd The M'dland,
I about a mile on the tiat.
nil. L..AR.SON TO TRE.ACH 1st Race, The Catawba. Mile and
AT BROWXSON >IFMOKIAl. cne.half over hurdles: Rokeby S'
I : bles, Pittsburgh, Pa., Enterpiise and
' Dr. James Henry Lorson of, Frozen North; R. K. Mellon, Pitts-
! Northampton. Mass., will begin a .se-: burgh. Pa., Different; Mrs. R. G.
j ries of meetings at Brownson Me-1 Woolfe, Red Bank, N. J., Marcaurele
j morial Presbyterian Church, South ?d.;G. H. “Pete” Bostwlck, Aiken,
i cm rincs this Sunday morning at R. C., Masked Knight; Carleton Pal.
11:00 o’clock, and will pre.ach each mer. New' York. Any Play; G. Cecil
evening at 8:00 through the com- Tuke, Hot Springs. Va., King Cob;
ing week. Dr. Larson preac’icd in James Kemper, Kansas City, Mo.,
the Poinciana Chapel, Palm Beach.' Conservator; Louis Stoddard, Jr.,
Florida during February. Harvey Ba- Westbury, L. T., De.serter.
ker of Bloomfield, N. J., will lead. 2d 'Race, The Croatan Steeplechase
the congregational singing. 1 (Plente turn to page fivr)