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A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 19, NO. 36.
of the Sandhill TerriNorth Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen.North Carolina. Friday, August 2, 1940.
ANOTHER YEAR OF
PROGRESS IN FIGHT
Death Rate Dropped 4.7 Per
Cent Over 1938, Dr. McCain
STILL MUCH TO BE DONE
The number of deaths from tu
berculosis continued its downward
trend in according to statistics
announced this week by Dr. Paul P.
McCain, president of the National
Tuberculosis Association. From a
denth rale of 48.9 for each 100,000
population in 1938, the death rate
droppod to 46.6 last year, a decrease
of 4.7 per cont.
In 19.^8 thtro were 63,677 deaths.
The 1939 f’guie is 61,184. While these
figures, suiimltted by state depart
ments of health to the National Tu
berculosis Association, show prog-'
rc.ss in the number of persons saved, j
Dr. McCain sounded a warning that
there are still nearly 500,000 persons ;
suffering from the di.'ea.se *n the
"While we may point with pride
to the number of person.s saved, wo
are still challenged by figures which
indicate that tuberculosis is a widely
prevalent disease,” Dr. McCain said. ,
“The figures for 1939 are both en
couraging and challenging. We should
be deeply conoerned. however, over,
the 61,184 deaths because we know
so much concerning the neccssary
means for sontrolllng the disease.”
Dr. McCain urges a concentrating
of effort in health education, the
pro”ision of more beds for tubercu
losis patients, the Isolation of per-1
sons witii the contagious disease and
an intensive program for finding tu-;
berculosls among cortaln groups. i
‘‘Recently there have been ...any
impi'ovements in diagnostic equip
ment," Dr. McCain said. “The pub
lic is more interested and more co
operative, and federal, state and lo
cal pgencies are more ready than
< ver to lend as.sistance. Never was
there- such a challenge to speed up
With one exception, Delaware, the
death »ate in all of the states de-
'cUned or remained within one deci-
rial point higher than the 1938 fig
In North Carolina the rate de.
creased from 52,7 to 51.0 for each
100.000 population, a decrease of 1.7
400.000 Gain Seen in
Population of State
Estimate Basef on Census Fig
ures from 56 Counties.
Five Counties Lost
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The cost of the trip from Southern Pines Is only $38.65 and you can
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PUT $20,000 INTO
Tells of Tradition
Military Importance of 45-Mile^
Line Featured in Time Mag- i
azine Article !
NEW 100-CAR SIDING
North Carolinas population appar
ently increased more than 400,000 be
tween 1930 and 1940, an unofficial
compilation based on preliminary re
ports from 56 counties indicated Tues
The 56 counties had 1,967,084 per
sons this year, compared with 1,725,-
142 ten years ago, a net gain of 239,-
689 people. Fifty-one counties showed
gains but five had slight losses to
The population would be 428,000
ahead of 1930 if the entire state
gained in proportion with the 56
counties, but most counties with in
dustrial centers and larger cities were
included in the 56. The 1930 popula
tion was 3,165,146.
Charlotte was given a population
of 100,327. It was the first time that
a North Carolina city had passed the
100,000 mark. Ten years ago Char
lotte was listed at 82,675.
Guilford barely held Its place as
the state’s most populous county, the
available figures indicated. The
county listed 152,218, a gain of 19,-
208 over its 133,010 ten years ago.
Mecklenburg, growing along with
Charlotte, had 150,857, an increase
of 22,886 to add to Its 127,971 of
The opinion was expressed In of
ficial circles that the population
(Pleaae turn to page two)
Time, the weekly news magazine, '
devotes a column and one-half this |
week to the Aberdeen and Rockfish <
raih'oad. and accompanying the ar-!
tide is a picture of the road's pres
ident, William Alexander Blue. Af
ter recounting the fact that the A.
& R. i.s No. 1 U. S. railroad alpha
betically .speaking, that it is 45 miles
If'ng, ovvn.s three locrfnotives, and
has .shown a profit in 19 of the past
20 year.s. never failing to pay pie-
terrea dividends and bond interests,'
the magazine says:
Halt Hammers or Crepe Myrtles Sning^^p^^^^^
* ' l.T.st wofk: it is the principal rail
•Latter Bloom, Former Boom; >0110 to Fort Bragg, the u. s. Army’s
I and the Mayor Flees as Depot 125,000-acre artillery post. Since de-
! (Jets Face Lifted f‘“nse preparations began the little
! liiu> ha.s hauled some 200 cars of
During the long continued hot wave .soldier.s and equipment to the Fort.'
with Its nine days of temperatuses of \s hirh i.s undergoing a $2,000,000 ovov-
100 degrees and upwards—106 for a hauling to prepare for a tripled per-
high mark on Saturday—with gar- srnnel. Last week A. &■ H. was bu.sy|
dens and foliage scorched, the crepe preparing for further traffic
myrtles blithly bloomed, the contrast-, ci ease.>».
Nine Days 100 or Hotter Fails To
m OF DICTATOR
%AS IN MINDS OF
FOUNDERS OF U. S.
Serious Thought Given Presi
dent’s Tenure by Washing
ton, Jefferson, Madi.son
SEAWELL TELLS KIWANIS
Cupid on Vacation
Not a Marriage License Issued
at Carthage in July, a Prob
With only a day and a half of
July left when the news-getter-
upper's round of the court house
was made Tuesday, not a mar-
liage license had ben issued dur
ing the month.
“Has there ever been a month
when no licenses were Issued?”
Miss McCaskill^ the Register of
r’fi'dfl, wa!< asked?
“If there has I do not remem
ber it,” she replied.
Ntxt week we’ll let you know
if a iicw record has really been es
IIKRBERT F. SF..\WELI
Addition of New Town Team
SCHEDrLE IS REVISED
Judge Herbert F. Seawell of Car
thage delved into a little history be
fore the Sandhills Kiwanis Club Wed
nesday to show how much thought
was given to the question of a Pres
ident’s tenure of office by the fath
ers of the country, by Washington.
Hamilton, Madison, Jay, Jefferson
“In the Constitutional convention
In Pennsylvania in 187S it was propos
ed that the Pre.sidcnt should serve
for a single term ol .-tewn yi-.ir.s with
out re-eligibillty thereafter.” the
Judge said. "The proposal v..< not
I adopted, but the fact that it .vas
i made indicates a sentimt iit pn . i
to curb Presidential powei in m
I himself a dictator or king, li; t.'.»
I AnuMican Commonwealth, Jame
Bryce .says; ‘The fear of mohar ‘.y.
of strong government, of a central
ized government, prevailed widely in
"Whether from antipathy to
George III or some other monarch,
our Republic has shown no particu
lar fondness for usurpel powers by
any executive whether denoted a
Harry Viall, World
War Veteran, Dies
Ing shades of pirik In those near The ‘‘Thist week construction begins
Belvedere being most attractive. .on a 100-freight sifJing at Skibo. Al-
Despite the heat, evidences of tosother some $20,000 worth of im-
furblshing for the coming senson nrovement.s will have gone into the
were everywhere apparent with the line by September, That the canny
sound of hammer and saw and the Blues (William, president; Halbert,' 5,
odor of paint, J. D, Arey ig clearing ' ice-president; Henry, secretary-!"^ ; holds and exercles powers infinitely
the ground for a building on his lot treasnryt were spending to much organized a sec- ; gieater than those which Washing-
nioney fi'r new construction was team in Pinehurst to be known ton, Jefferson, Madison and other
President Chester Williams of the 't’***
r. J. ... „ ^ , ! cantral government of this country
Eiandhills Soft-Ball League announ-1
I on Pennsylvania avenue, near the
Trade Store. This i.s to be a brick
E. V, Perklnson has a force of
men employed in refitting the for
mer Dr. McNeill Blair home on Ben
nett street for the Sandhill Funeral
proof enough th it they saw real, "S the Pinehurst Town team and has I patriots thought were granted In the
traffic ahead. I s-rured Its Immediate admission to constitution of any amend-
The story contains an anccdctc: tiie league. mcnts since enacted will not be dls-
"Rlbbed by Brig. Gen. William ; a new amended league schedule for ' P*‘ted. Neither will it be denied that
Bryden. until recently Fort Bragg ; the balance of this season has been tendency is still to enlarge
commandant. Henry Blue defended I drawn up and each team manager has i these poweis and add others in a way
Resident Here Most of Life, He
Had Been Hospitalized
Past Two Years
The funeral of Harry Stewart
VialJ, almost a life-long resident of
Southern Pines, who died on Monday
In the U. S. Veterans Hospital, Au
gusta, Ga., where he had been a pa
tient for the past two years, was held
in the Clark Funeral Home at 4:00
o’clark Wednesday afternoon, the
Rev. Voigt O. Taylor officiating.
Bom at Southbridge, Mass., May
l7^ 1902, the son of N. S. Vlall and
Carrie Pond Vlall who a year later
became residents of the Sandhills,
first near Aberdeen and a little later
to Southern Pines, Harry attended
the local school. He enlisted in the
325th Motor Transport Company at
Camp Devens, Mass., October 5, 1917,
and was discharged, a corporal, Jan
uary 21, 1919. Entering the business
of motor repairing on his return to
Southern Pines he became the pro-
prletor of the establishment now
known as Osborne’s where from
1924 to 1927 he did much to popular
ize the then noted Star cars.
He la survived by a widow; two
sons, Alfred and Carol of Southern
Pines; two brotKers, Wesley of Pine
hurst and Frank of Southern Pines;
s sister, Mrs. Ella Chatfleld, also of
The obsequies at the grave In
Mount Hope cemetery Included mili
tary rites under the direction of the
Sandhill Post of the American Le
gion, of which body he was a mem
1HIE\'ES GET $9.00 IX
ROGERS STORE IN C.AMERON
Home. Mr. and Mrs. A. B. Patterson ’a. & R. zigzag route with the as-; been furnished with a copy. The ad- forth in the Constitution.
will occupy apartments on the sec-. sertion; ‘Hitlei’s ibtl.-nbers corldn’t j dition of this team will balance out, Washington’s Example
ond floor. | tiff'ice on a bet'.” 1 the league with six teams competing, the tinie the Constitution was
and mean that each team will play two ! ^Qopted, those who formed it were
Mrs. C. L. Hayes is repainting and
redecorating her shop in readiness for; Pastor at
the installation of handsome newj
show cases. The Ormsbys Are moving,
the equipment of the bowling alley to
the store formerly occupied by the
McLean Furniturt Co. The Manor
building’s outward appearance has
changed with a coafing of white
paint on its door and window frames
The official headquarters of the
Mayor, the Seaboard depot, la having
its face lifted. That old coat of paint
has been burned off in preparation of
a new coat—and the advent of the
Seaboard golfers. It is getting most
too hot there for Hizzonor and he Is
leaving for Maine.
And a section of the street im
mediately in front of the Postoffice
entrance has been marked ‘‘No Park
ing’ In big letters, to add to the saf-
ety of hurried seekers of mall.
Anyway, when the heat began to
get in Its fine work one could always
got cooled off by diving Into Dom’s
conditioned tempers^ure, or walking
a little further to sit in Jim Simons’
league games weekly. The new sche
dule is listed below.
Meredith Herndon has been ap
^ . I pointed manager of the Pinehurst;
Rev. T. D^ Mullis To Be Ordain- stars and Hubert McCasklll, mana
ger of the new Town team. Mr. Wil
liams will be general busine.ss mana
ger of both teams.
Manley and Lakeviewi
ed By Commission of Pres
bytery This Sunday
A commission of the Fayettevflle
Presbytery, comprising the Rev. F.
L. Goodman of Laurinburg, chair
man, 'Rev. C. I. Calcote of Benson,
Rev, M. P, Calhoun of St, Pauls and
Rev, J. E. McCallum, Jr., of Max-
ton will ordain and install the Rev.
T. D. Mullis as pastor of the Man
ley Presbyterian Church this Sunday
rnoining at 11:00 o'clock. Mr. Cal
cote will preach the sermon, Mr.
Calhoun charge the pastor and Mr.
McCallum charge the congregation.
Dinner will be served on the grounds.
The same commission will install
Mr. Mullis as pastor of the Lake-
view church at 8:00 o’clock Sunday
night, at which time Mr. Calhoun
will preach the sermon and Messrs.
Calcote jnd McCallum, Jr., charge
the pastor and congregation, respec
tively. The public is cordially invited
to both fetvlces.
MISS PAULINE POE TO
WED HERE AUGUST 18
A thief or thieves entered the store
of Jimmie Rogers in Cameron Sat
urday night or Sunday night and
stole around $9.00 in cash. Entrance
was gained by breaking out a part
o( the sash and panes In a side door.
Ohe colored suspect was lodged in
jail the first of the week and officers
were expecting to make further ar
rests In connection with the case.
Merrill Pharmacy Sold
to H. S. Fox, Ashehoro
Mrs. Thrower Disposes of I'fop-
erty To Graduate of Univer
sity of North Carolina Matthew Yates Poe
Howard S. Fox of Asheboro, a announce the engagement of their
graduate of th^ University of North, daughter, Pauline to Broadus Warren
Carolina at Chapel Hill with the'Smith of Charlotte. The wedding is
Class of 1937 and a graduate pliar- \ to take place in the Church of Wide
macist, this week acquired from Mrs.' Fellowship on August 18th.
H. E. Thrower the drug store origi-
nally known as Thrower’s Pharmacy,! S. P. L,IBR.\RY HOURS FOR
and for the past two years as Mer-| AUGUST ARE .\NNOUNCED
rill’s Pharmacy, at the corner ofi
Connecticut avenue and West Broad! The Southern Pines Library will
called Federalists and those opposed
were known as anti-federalist. The
true distinction, however, was be-
strlct constructionist and
loose constructionists. There was
much ela.<rticity in the basic laws to
be Interpreted, Chief Justice Marshall
did much to clarify and make cer-
Interest In softball in Pinehurst 1 doubtful provi.sions. The example
increased to such an extent that many Washington and other patriots did
‘ much also to promote right conduct
of government and avoid pitfalls that
might add to drterioration of the
good provisions of the law. A differ
ent man from the first president
might have cortcluded for selfish
ends to make himself permanent in
more candidates than could be used
v'.’ere trying for positions on the Pine
hurst Stars and the only fair solution
was to organize another team. Mr.
Williams states that full credit for
the idea of having a soft-ball team in
Pinehurst belongs rightfully to the
Chamber of Commerce as this or-j office of president. This he
.^anizatlon sponsored the Pinehurst have done by merely consent-
Stars and furnished the initial funds, to accept.
to f'iulp the team. | Washington Irving’s life of
The revised schedule follows: i ^'^sf'ington (Vol. 4 p. 223) it is said
Friday, August 2 Southern Pines. President had a confidential con-
All-Stars vs, Aberdeen Lions at Sou-; veration with Madison “on the sub-
thern Pines; Pinehur-st Stars vs.
Pinebluff at Pinehurst.
Saturday, August 3, Pinehurst
Town Team vs. Southern Pines Util
ities at Southern Pines.
Wednesday, August 7, Pinehurst
Stars vs, Aberdeen Lions at Pine
hurst; Southern Pines Utilities vs.
Pinebluff at Southern Pines; Pine-
ject of his intended retirement from
office at the end of the Presidential
term.” ‘Mr. |Ma(?^3on remonstrated
in the most earnest manner against
such a resolution, settnig forth in ur.
gent language the importance to the
country of his continuing as the
President. Washington listened to
his reasoning W'ith profound atten-
hiiist Town Team vs. Southern P*ines [ still clung to his resolution.’
Pinehurst Town Team vs, Pinehurst
street. South'em Pines. At the sher-|b£ open In the mornThgs from 9:00 sta^s at Pinehurst,
iff’s sale a week ago. the property | until 12:00 and on Wednesday nights | Friday, August 16, Pinebluff vs.
until 9:00 during the I Southern Pines All-Stars at Pine-
Stars at Pinehurst, 4:15 *> m.
Friday, August 9, Abe een Lions
vs. Southern Pines Utiliti at South
ern Pines; Southern Pini All-Stars
vs. Pinehurst Stars at Ft\< hurst:
Pinehurst Town Team vs. ebluff
Wednesday, A gust 14, Southern
rines tlllties ,0. Southern Pines
Stars* at Southern Pines; Pinebluff
vs, Aberdeen Lion at Pinebluff:
Sometime later the President wrote
to Madison about the same matter
and said to him: ‘In revolving this
subject myself, my judgment has al-
fPleaae turn to pnpx five)
HAS PREAC’HED ON AIX
CONTINENTS: HERE SUNDAY
vas bid in for Mrs. Thrower by At- from 7:30
torney W'. Duncan Matthews.
Mr. Fox will remodel the store, put
in a new stock of pharmaceutical
and other supplies, and open for bus
iness under the name of the South
ern Pines Pharmacy In about ten
The Rev. Dr. Francis M. Royall
of Mt. Marmel, Palestine, who has
spent 45 years in mission work in
China, Siberia, Egypt, old Mesopo
tamia and Palestine, and has preach
ed on the four continents. America,
month of August. The usual daily
schedule will 'be resumed in Septem
Sandhill Post, American Legion,
will meet next Thursday night, Au-
days. Mr. Fox, a bachelor, will n*ake j gust 8th, in the Legion hut, South-
hls home here. Pines.
bluff; Southern Pines Utilities vs., Europe, Asia and Africa, will speak
Pinehurst Stars at Southern Pines:
Pine'iiuist Town Team vs. Aberdeen
lions at Pinehurst.
W'ednesday, August 21, Southern
Pines All-Stars vs. Aberdeen Lions
at Aberdeen; Pinehurst Stars vs.
(Pleate turn to page five)
this Sunday night at 8:00 o’clock in
the Methodist church in Aberdeen.
Of Dr. Royall the “Biblical Recorder”
says; "Wish every church In the
South could hear him.” Dr. Royall is
making Greenville, S. C., his resi