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FIRST IN NEWS,
IMOOKE (OI NTY’S
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
of the Sandhill Ter^"
VOL. 19. NO. 17,
Southern Pines and Aberdeen.North Carolina. Friday, March 22, 1940
HUNTER TRIALS IN
Four Events To Be Run Off on
I*icturesque Course Over
LIBRARY TO BENEFIT
Sixteen Hoofs Off Ground in Rush of Hurdle Horses at Races Here I Do Not Tax Out of State
Thp third annual Southern Pines
lluntor Trials are to be held tomor
row, Saturday afternoon on the lugh
ground overlooking The Paddock,
and leading hunters throughout the
Sandhills will be seen in action over
the picturesque course of typical
hunting country. The affair is for
the benefit of the Southern Pines
Library, parking spaces at two dol
lars to be sold those desirous of
witnessing the trials. There will be
no other charge.
Four classes are on the after,
noon’s card, 'one for Hteavyweight
and Middleweight Woi'king Hunters,
one for Lightweight Working Hu’it-
ers, one for Open Hunters, and one
for Hunt Teams of three horses.
Thoroughbreds may not be shown in
the Working Hunter classes. The
first class will be called at 2:00
o’clock, and owners desiring to show
their horses must b* on hand at that
time. No previous entry is required.
More than 50 hunters were shown
in last year’s trials, and at least
that many are expected on Satur
day. Col. William Wyche of Fort
Bragg will act as judge/oi all events.
The committee in charge an.
nounces that the same rule enforced
last year will again apply, that Is,
that a person entering a hor.se or
horses, or one of his immediate fam
ily, must ride in the trials, though
not necessarily i i all the clas.ses.
Parking spaces this year will be
arranged to provide a better view of|
the trials for the occupants of the |
car.s. Every jurr.p may be plainly!
seen from these spaces. They will be ■
on sale at the entrance gate. The I
scene of the trails is reached byj
driving out Indiana avenue to the
top of the hill back of The Paddock.
People Our Advertising
Attracts, Says Gravely
I Gubernatorial ('andidate Out-
j lines Constructive Program
in Kiwanis Talk
Scene in the first race on card af Sandhills Meeting la.st Saturday.
Photo by Eddy.
MEETING HERE ^
Little Hurd. Presented to
Two Aiken Fillini<: Station
Boys, Wins $725 Here
73 HORSES ENTER
SHOW ON TUESDAY
A. Lee tJnively
Mrs. Page Wins 1940
Mid-South Golf Here
Former National Champion^
Runs Away From Field with
54-HoIe Total of 225
Mrs. Estelle I^awson Page, former
national champion, won the 12th an.
nual Mid-South golf tournament
played over the No. 1 course of the
Southern Pines Country Club this
week. She had rounds of 76. 75 and
74 for a total of 225 and finished 26
strokes ahead of her nearest oom-
The 1936 tournament winner, Miss
Deborah Verry of Worcester, Mass.,
and Miss Helen Waring of PInehurst
tied for second with 251 and next in
order were Mrs. George Corcor?n of
Thomasville 254 and Miss Jeanne
Cline of Bloomington, 111.^ 259.
Miss Patty Page, 1939 winner of
this tournament, was expected to de
fend her title but failed to appear.
H.VVVXEY POOLE ANXOIJIVCES
FOR ST.\TE LEGISLATURE
J. Hawley Poole of West End, for
mer Representative in (he General
Assembly from Moore county, this
Week announced his candidacy for the
Demiocratic nomination for that of
fice^ assuring at least one fight In
the county primary campaign. The
present incumbent, W. R. Clegg Is
Seeking renomination, and there are
rumoid f'f others to enter the field.
Whoever wins the nomination will
have Herbert F. Seawell, Jr. of Car.
thage as his Republican opponent in
the N’ovember election, Mr. Seawell
having announced and being unoppos
Thousands See Exciting: Races
Marked B.v Many Falls
But No Injuries
From every standpoint, the sixth
annual meeting of the Sandhills Stee.
plccha.se ami Racing As.sociation, held
last Saturday at the Barber Kstate
course on the Midland Road, was re-
gurded as the nio.st successful since
steeplechasing became a part of the
winter season curriculum here. The
races, well filled, were all exciting,
and though marked by niimeroti;;.
falls, resulted in no serious injuries
on the part of man or beast.
The feature timber race of three
miles, the Sandhills Challenge Cup,
was won by Postman Home^ hand-
■some chestnut gelding owned by Mrs.
Eva S. Spillman and trained by Wil
liam B. Streett of Warrenton, Va.
The pace was set by Paul Daly’s
Mflnsfield Park, schooled here this
winter by Geoffrey Laing, and well
out in front when his rider suffered a
fall due to a broken stirrup leather.
Mrs. J. C. Clark's Home Sweet Home
suffered the worst fall of the day
in this race, cra.shing into the last
fence and falling badly winded. Hi.s
rider at first was believed to be in
jured, but soon arose and rode in the
next race. The horse was up as soon
as he recovered his wind.
Little Hurd a Winner
Fay Cottage, from the stable of
F. Ambrose Clark of Westbury, Long
Island, captured the first of the two
$1,000 brush races, and Little Hurd,
formierly owned by Mr. and Mrs.
Verner Z. fteed, Jr., of PInehurst and
named for Nat S, Hurd of Pine-
hurst, who owned the horse’s dam.
Little Hom_ was the surprise winner
of the handicap brash event.
The hurdle race went to Paul Mel-
lon's Frozen North, with Thomas B.
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ST. ANTHONY'S BENEFIT
BRIDOE AT mriHL/\ND PI\ES
Sam and Abe Wolf run a filling
station in Aiken, South Carolina.
A while ago Sam and Abe heard :
that Little Hurd, a nine-year old
brown gelding owned by Mr. and Mrs.
Verner Z. Ueed. Jr., formerly of
Pinehui’st had broken down and might
be destroyed. They asked for him ,and
Little Hurd became their property. !
The Wolfs worked on th^? horse,!
founded him back into shape, en
tered him in last Saturday’s race
meeting hero. i
Little Hiud won the biggest prize
of the day. S72.'"> first money in the '
handicap steeplechase, fourth event
on the card.
James Madden, noted Kentucky
horseman, bred Little Hurd. H'.s dam
was Little Horn^ owned by Nat S.
Hurd, of Pinehurst, for whom the
colt was named.
Another Little Horn colt was^
Sandhills, which Mr. Hurd rode here
for many years, in shows and races.
The Wolf’s were pretty happy boys
after the race Saturday. But just
as happy was “Uncle Nat,” as Mr.
Hurd is affectionately called by his
FILE FOR OFFECE ‘
MISS HIIJ)ERMAN SECRET.VRY
Miss Catherine Hilderman, daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Hilderman,
of Southern Pines^ has been elected
secretary of the student government
a.ssociation at Woman's College, U.
N. C., for next year.
On Easter Tuesday evening at 8:30
Saint Anthony's Catholic Church is
sponsoring a benefit bridge party at
the Highland Pines Inn. This is the
first party since the Lenten season
began and indications point to the
fact that this will be the largest af.
fair ever sponsored by the church.
The committee in charge is offer
ing severel surprise features. The lace
banquet cloth that has been on dis.
play at many locations in the Sand,
hills will be on exhibition at this time
and it is hoped that the person se
lected to receive this gift will be
present at the party. The committee
in charge includes Mrs. J. J. Spring,
Mrs. J. G. deBerry, Mrs. W. C Mud-
pett, Mrs. W E Flynn, Mrs. H. C.
Maloney, Mrs. E. E. Boone, Jr., L.
V. O'Callaghan, Dr. G. G. Herr and
William E. Flynn
Ben Hogan’s 277 Wins
North and South Open
Sam Snead’s Brilliant Round of
67 Fails to Catch Leader
Leading all the way with a start
of 66 and 67, Ben Hogan of White
Plains, N. Y., captured the 1940
North and South Open golf tourna
ment at Pinehurst this week with a
final 72-hole score of 277, three
points ahead of Sam Snead of
Shawnee-on-Delaware, who made a
valiant effort to cut down I-'ogan’s
early lead and wound up six strokes
ahead of third place Byron Nelson
of Toledo. Snead had a 67 for his
The tournament was one of the
most successful in Pinehurst history,
and the course was jammed with
spectators throughout the final 36-
hole play yesterday.
Score of the leaders; Hogan, 277;
Snead, 280; Nelson, 286; Johnny Ro-
volta, Evanston, 111., 287; Gene Sar-
nzen, Brookfield, Conn.^ 288; liarold
McSpaden, Winchester, Mass., 288;
Dick Metz, Oak Park, 111., 290 Har
ry Cooper. Chicago, 281; George H.
Picard, Charleston, S. C.. 291; Vic
Ghezzi, Deal, N. J._ 291; Lloyd Man.
gnmi, Los Angeles, Cal., 291, and
Henry Picard, Hershey, Pa„ 291.
Hunters and Jumpers to Feature
Pronrram of 18 Classes at
Racc Track RinR
Tip to ye.stcrday noon a total of
73 horses had been entered in the an
nual Pinohiirst Show, to be held next
Tuesday at the show ring at the
Race Tr:ick with a card of IS cla.sscs.!
Hunters and jumpers will feature the'
event, but there wil bo cla.sses forj
s.uldle horses, children’s horseman-
.‘■hip, and harness liorses. The hunt.|
ers will be shown over the newly;
revamped out.-'rI» fourse. The show. |
whicli is fin the lionefit (/t the Moore'
Countv Ko.vpltal, wil! get under way
at 10:00 in the morning and continue'
throughout the day_ with a luncheon
During the program, Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Kennedy’s Little Squire, famed
jumping pony, will give an exhibi
tion with Mickey Walsh in the sad
Prizes for the show have been do
nated by the following: Mr. and Mrs,'
Pamuel Cook, Mrs. L. A, Friend, Mr.
nnd Mrs. Frederick Lesh, Mr, and|
Mrs. George D. Murphy, Mr. and
Mrs. Edward Horne. Mr. and Mrs.
Henry Norris, Mrs. William H. Park-
in.son. Miss Hilda Muller and Stan
ley D. Fobes, Mr. and Mrs. Donald
Pai*son, Mr. and Mrs. William J.
Kennedy, Mr. and M^s. Daniel Pink-
ham, Mrs. Leroy Gates^ Mr. and Mrs.
Norwood Johnston, Carl Andrews,
and James Warman.
Boxes and parking spaces are on
sale, the former at $4.00, the latter
at $5.00, at the office of Show Chair,
man James W. Tufts. No general ad
mission fee is to be charged.
Judges of hunters, jumpers, hacks
and horsemanship will be Ehrman
B. Mitchell of Harri.sburgh, Pa., andj
Jack R. Gimberly of Tryon; of har
ness clas.ses, Ernest T. White of Sy-
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WARNW AGAINST “ISMS”
1 Give North Carolina taxpayers
j sei-vice.s commen.surate with the taxes
: they pay.
I Levy no taxes out of lino with
I taxes in other states. It is inconsis.
j tent to spend $2.')0,000 to attract peo.
I pie to North Carolina, then penalize
; them when they get here.
1 We do not need additional taxa-
I tion if We run our State government
i on business prl.iciples. employing
! people who perform their tasks ef-
i ficiently, not people who are some-
l body's wife’s cousin.
! Broaden our vocational educational
farilities. Seventy-five per cent
our children do not need college pre.
paratoiy work. They should be pre
pared for life in their home commu
There are 17,000 active cases of
tuberculosis in the state, with only
I 1,200 beds under State supervision;
I a waiting list at every State sana-
: toria. Our facilities for these ca.ses
and for the mentally sick must be
Improved "country roads” are more
necessary than extension of our
ni-cf.'iHiiry tnan extension of our
Seven in Race for (jO\ernor, highway “main roads” system.
Three IVIore Ihun Ever 'I'Vie tobacco farmer is facing the
in Stale History
FIVE FOR C0N(;KESS IN STH
Forty-seven Democrats and 23 Re.
nin.st serious situation in his lifetime.
The export market must be restored
or we'll face nur worst condition since
No agricultural or manufactured
publicans will seek nominations for product Qai'^;ics llie name' of North
21 State and Congressional offices ^ Carolina to the world. The only wlde-
in the May 25 primaries. This was ]y known North Carolina asset is our
the total of tho.se qualifying befol'e
the deadline last Saturday at 6 p
The number of Democrats entered
for the gubernatorial nomination is
unpretcedented in the State's history. v,c..u.uoi.f lu
Seven are in the race whereas pre- Democratic nomination for Gov
viou.sly no more than four had enter-
lesort towns such as Pinehurst and
These are some of the plonks in
the platfonn of Senator Lee Gravely
of Rocky Mount, candidate for the
of North Carolina, outlined in a talk
ed. Two men, Bryant Thompson of “Our State Government” before
Hamlet and Edwin P. Hale of Leaks- members of the Sandhills Kiwanis
ville, announced they would run but w«lne.sday luion in the Metho.
did not file. tjist Sunday School building in Aber.
In the race for Governor are the Gravely presented to the
following Democrats; J. M. Brough, pi,,!, >,y j. Talbot Johnson, made a
ton of Raleigh, A. J. Maxwell of
Raleigh. L. Lee Gravely, of Rocky
Mount, W. P. Horton of Pittsboro,
Arthur Simmons of Burlington, Paul
Grady of Kenly, Thomas Cooper of
For Lieutenant Governor; K. L.
Harris of Roxboro_ L. A. Martin of
Lexington, W. Erskine Smith of Al
bemarle and Dan Tompkins of Syl- j
distinctly favorable impression on
Senator Gravely, in addition to set
ting forth his ideas of what the State
needs, scored the lack of interest
j taken in the terrific death toll on
cur highways, saying we appear to
disregard these hazards until some-
one close to us is a victim.
"The issue is second to but one
For Congress in the eighth district:
W'. O. Burgin of Lexington, Giles Y.
Newton of Gibson, C. B. Deane of
Rockingham, Bob Steele of Rocking,
ham and D. C. Phillips of Southern
BISHOP PENICK EASTER
D.AY PRE.\CHER HERE
“fiONE Wmi THE WIND"
rOHXG HERE APRIL ^1
Manager Charles W. Picquet of
the Carolina Theatres announced this
week that his Pinehurst theatre
would have “CJone W'.th the Wind”
during the week of April 21st.
Hoover Taft To Address
Younff Democrats Here
Mineral Springrs and S.undhills
Township Chib.«> Hosts To
County Next Thursday
The Young Men’s Democratic
Clubs of Mineral Springs and Sand
hills town.ships will be hosts to the
Young Dems of the entire coimty in
the Pinehurst High School building
at 8:00 o’clock next Thursday night,
the 28th, when E. Hoover Taft of
Greenville, chairman of the State
Organization Committee of. Young
Democrats, will be the speaker.
Tho.se in charge of arrangements
for the meeting .say that “old” a.n
well as yojmg Democrats are invited
to hear Mr. Taft, an able speaker
and a “comer” in State politics. In
fact they say they'll even let Repub
The Bishop of North Carolina, the
Rt. Rev. Edwin A. Penick, D. D., will
be the preacher at the 11:00 o’clock
service in Emmanuel Church on Eas
ter Day. Bishop Penick is making his
annual visitation to Emmanuel
Church to administer the Apostolic
Rite of Confirmation.
; other in public apathy, the first and
I most important being the quiet but
effective campaign being waged by
numerous 'isms' seeking destruction
; our our system of government. And
: we sit by and do nothing about It,”
I he said.
I The Senator also presented the
suggestion that County Homes
throughout the state, now but par-
tially filled due to government aid for
the needy, be utilized to nre for
the mentally sick, many of whom are
in jails because we have nohous
ing facilities for them. "Many of
them are perfectly harmless, just
suffering from mental infirmities of
old age, and coiild be provided for in
these County Homes and given the
Other services m Emmanuel, ,
1 TN Ti 1 care and attention they need, he
Churcih on Elaster Day are: Holy
Comrrjunion at 7:00 a. m. and Chll-''®* ' • ,
, I . Gravely expressed the need to
dren’s service at 4:00 in the after- ; *1 ^ „
I the state of the North Carolina Pre-
Today, Good Friday there will be
held in Emmanuel Church the custo-i
cated between Southern Pines and
mary Three Hour service of meditaj the guest.<? at the
tion 6n the Passion of Our Lord. The ^ was Thomas Burton, head-
service consists of meditations and ; the school,
prayers based on the seven Words i
from the Cross. The meditations will
be made by the rector. j
The service will begin promptly at
BEN MOROAN RESIDENCE
IN NI.\GARA RESTROYEn
The residence of Ben Morgan in
roon and end at 3:00 o’clock sharp. Niagara burned to the ground yes
terday morning. The Southern Pines
department responded to an alarm
BANK CLOSED MONDAY
i in time to save the building, but was
The Citizens Bank and Trust Com-, handicapped by lack of wuter. Fur.
pany of Southern Pines will bo closed | nishings and clothing were saved,
all day on Easter Monday, a legal; The house was a one and one-half
holiday. frame structure.