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FIRST IN NEWS,
Moore County and the Sandhill Territory
Southern Pines, North Carolina, Friday, October 3,.1941.
ERECTED TO HELP
Southern Pines Library to Re
main Open in EveninRs lor
Army Men in Area
‘REC” CENTERS OPEN^ING
The Pilot Also Goes to Parties
And Sees Two Sides to a Story
There’s More to These Parties
Than Eats and Music; What
the Woman Thinks
Slightly cooler nights have stirred
people out of their summer slump, at
least to the point of showing a little
more interest in dressing up and going
places. While you can’t exactly say
that the Season has opened with a
bang, the early openings have been
well attended and lots of fun.
The Gray Fox served dinner to more
than seventy-five gue.sts last Satur
day night and furnished a grand bill
of more or less impromptu entertain
ment. A group of boys from Fort
came over and volunteered
Erection of a special information
booth, the making available of the
Southern Pines Ubrary facilities, and
the opening of recreation and lounge
centers were among advances made
In Southern Pines during the week for
accommodation of maneuvering sol
Manned by volunteer citizens, the
information booth is located on the!Bragg
railway parkway, across from the their services. In this case it was
Welch building on Broad street and for by no means amateur perform-
Pennsylvania avenue. Under direction lances.
of Mrs. Almet Jenks, efforts have] Dinner guests were enthusiastic
been made to collect all information, about the French chef, Daniel Serp.
of interest to soldiers. |Mra. Clara Pushee, the hostess, gave
During the maneuver period, the 13. cordial welcome to all-comers and
public library will be open evenings, I important member of the regu-
especially for use by soldiers, it was ’ staff. There were quite a few
announced by Almet Jenks, president] Army people there, apparently de-
of the Library board. Directors alsol'iKlited to have things livening up a
ruled that soldiers may, upon a depos-
it of $1.00, draw out books without
charge for the first week and at a
rate of two cents a day for over
Several daily papers, magazines,
writing equipment and other such fa-
cilitie.<i will be laid at the disposal of
soldiers using the library.
At the information booth, soldiers
may leam where recreational centers
are, schedules of movies and other
entertainments, where tourist homes
and rooms are ,ivallablo, the times of
church services, the location of any
friends of theirs who may be in this
section, and similar pertinent infor
mation. The booth also has a tele
phone, number 8981, and will be a
clearing house for any families who
v.-ish to entertain one or more sol
diers at their homes.
Town Helps Out
With most of the local efforts co
ordinated through the town officials
Late in the evening the whole crowd
gathered around the little red piano
and joined Earl in singing familiar
Mr. and Mrs. Chester I. Williams
' entertained Mr. and Mrs. Chester I.
Williams. Jr. and Mrs. James Walker;
guests of various other parties includ
ed Mrs. Alice Burt Hunt. Mrs. John
R. Drexell, Mr. and Mrs. James
Tufts, Mr. and Mrs. Richard Tufts,
Mrs. George Fletcher, Mr. and Mrs.
W. A. Leland McKeithen, who were
enthusiastic about moving into their
new home, Mrs. Timothy Halbert, Mr.
and Mrs. John P. Stockton, Lt. Col.
and Mrs. H. R. Pierce, Capt James
Fargo, Mrs. George Miller, Mr. and
Mrs. G. H. Chatfield, Lieut. Donavan,
Lloyd Shearer. Otto Helvig, Capt.
and Mrs. Mulford and Capt. and Mrs.
George S. Orran.
Dinner at Pine Needles
Wednesday night when The Pine
rn me N^^^^dles opened with a dinner party
the Towti itself contributed by build- j atmosphere was a little more for-
ing special sanitary latrines in strat
egic locations for use by the soldiers.
Drinking fountains have also been in
stalled at water outlets, lining the
parking areas on the Broad street
boulevards. Reinecke and Company is
building the information booth.
To centcrs of churches and other
crganizations, the Town distributed
attractive stationery, printed in green,
with the heading "Written from Sou
thern Pines, the Mid-South Resort,
and figures of sports player.*
Two hundred and 10 soldiers were
served breakfast and coffee and dou
ghnuts by ladles of St. Anthony's
parish at the opening Sunday of their
recreation center. Showers and dress
ing rooms are now being installed at
the Parish housn.
The Church of Wide Fellowship has
welcoinod a large number of soldiers
at its ceiiler, with reading room,j
dressing room and showers. The: County Red Cross chapter
American Legion hut also has beenj^.m ^ host Octobor 15 to all Cen-
a recreation place for soldiers. It is j tral North Carolina chapters, meeting
expected that the Civic Club and | pinehurst for the annual Red Cross
mal than that at The Gray Fox open
ing, but none the less enjoyable.
Guests gathered in the Green Room
before dinner and sat around in small
groups chatting. It was a grand way
to renew friendships and meet a few
new people, including Mr. and Mrs.
John F. Sanderson and Mr. and Mrs.
John J. Walsh. Mr. Sanderson and
Mr. Walsh are both newcomers to
The Pine Needles staff.
The beautiful lobby of the inn gives
one a feeling of coziness despite its
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Red Cross Chapters
To Meet in Pinehurst
Central Carolina Conference on
Annual Roll Call Scheduled
for October 15
the High School auditorium will be
opened soon for their use.
Dies at Malden Home
Harold Chase Buckminster, since
1925 one of Pinehurst’s regular win
ter resorters, died last Saturday at
his home near Boston, Mass. He was
67 years old.
A retired mining man and indus-
tralist, Mr. Buckminster was well-
known in Pinehurst and Boston club
circles and owns a home in Pinehurst.
A graduate of the Massachusetts In-
Btitute of Technology, he had been
president and director of several man
ufacturing establishments and was a
director of the Malden, Mass., Trust
Co. He retired from active business
22 years ago.
Sriririving are his widow, Mrs. Eliz
abeth Wright Chaae Buckminster, and
three sons, Harold. Jr., W. Bradley
and Etlmonde W. Buckminster.
roll call conference, it was announced
by Mrs. Alice Burt Hunt, following a
county meeting in Southern Pines
Conference sessions will be held at
the Holly Inn, beginning at 10 o’clock,
with prominent Red Cross officials
scheduled to address the group. Mrs.
James Tufts Jr., of Pinehurst is thair-
man of the arrangements committee
for the meeting.
Passes at Age of 71
Abram Lucas Van Bosk' rk, for 25
years a resident of Pinebluff, died
early Wednesday morning. His age
A retired painter. Mr. Van Bos-
kerk was bom in Yonkers, N. T.,
February 9, 1870. Surviving are his
widow and five sons.
Fimeral services will be conducted
at 4 o’clock Friday afternoon In the
Pinebluff Baptist Chwrch.
Not to Be Outdone by Life, The
Pilot Takes in Couple of
THE MALE REPORTS;
Joe Louis leads with his right and
out goes Nova; the Yanks lead Brook
lyn off the brink in the first of anoth
er World Series: the boys from the
Palmetto State lead the Tar Heels
into what may be a sticky season;
but these really great events fade
into obscurity come the evening when
a woman leads a man to a party.
There were two season opener* this
week—and not on any sports arena
They were in Southern Pines and
Pinehurst as The Gray Fox restaur
ant and The Pine Needles inri threw
parties to celebrate an early begin
ning of another resort season for the
Alhtough men may like to think
that the woman takes the lead in
these events doesn't she?), the males
themselves got into the game quick
ly enough at The Gray Fox last Sat
urday when they landed in the con-
vivi.al .spirit of impromptu entertain
And Wednesday night at The Pine
Needles another bunch of men slyly
patted their tummies after the five
course dinner, featuring thick steaks,
served in the spacious dining room,
I after a sort of family gathering in
the Green Room. Few of the men vis
ited the marvelous kitchen, which
should be appealing if you can believe
the old saying about "every good
man is a cook" or “every good cook is
a man” or however it goes, it doesn't
Back to the Gray Fox
At The Gray Fox maybe it was the
pleasingly impromptu entertainment
of some soldier boys who proved to
be more than "bucks’ 'that ;nade the
males slide easily into the new sea
son. Or maybe it was the way Chef
Daniel pronounced like the French
v.’ould pronounce it, because Chef Dan
iel Serpe is French—broiled his steaks
over the adjustable broiling oven.
The way Earl Oxford sang made
the women forget that he is now play
ing an army game of "Life Begins at
5:40 a. m." instead of the Broadway
show, “Life Begins at 8:40" of which
he was the star. Oh! the men liked
him, too, but they probably enjoy(;d
more the dizzy fingers of Ken Brown
on the little Red piano at the Gray
Fox and the sweet notes from Jimmy
Elder's sax. Both of these boys used
to be with Jimmy Dorsey's orches
tra before they went with Uncle Sam’s
band and with the guitar of Bill Dud
ley, formerly with Paul Whiteman’s
orchestra, they turned out sweet mu
sic to sooth the savage breast of a
male led to a party. And that is not
to mention the singing of Madame
Adel Serpe, who'll be featured
throughout the season.
Just as there’s a difference between
a close horse race and a smooth ten
nis match, the party at The Pine
Needles differed from The Gray Fox
party. The Dunlaps—George senior
and junior— and O. Harrison Stutts
had things in pretty good shape to
turn over to the new manager. John
F. Sanderson, when he gave an open
ing party Wednesday.
Judge H. F. Seawell, who fits in
whether he’s up with his neighbors
in Ritters township or down among
the Sandhills crowd, enjoyed his chats 1
with Dorsey Stutz and “Dune” Mat
thews as much as his dinner, and Will
Blue from Aberdeen and Bob Harlow
from Pinehurst were chummy in
Talbot Johnson and ¥orris Hodg
kins didn't seem at all out of place
surrounded by charming ladies, while
others of the fair sex chatted with
Dr. Jim Milliken, Howard Bums, and
A. S. Newcomb, every-ready with his
fund of stories about the Sandhills
and its folk. Mr. and Mrs. Ed S. Blod
gett of Pinehurst’s Berkshire might
have been discussing their summer
season with Mr. and Mrs. Harry F.
Norris, who are back for the new
season at the Carolina, Mr. and Mrs.
j Sanderson and Mr. and Mrs. John J.
Walsh of The Pine Needles were look
ing after all the guests.
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No incendiary bombs from the
"enemy” were reported, but the
mess hall of the 152nd Observation
Squadron's newly established camp
near the Airport bumed Wednes
day night, about 8:45 o'clock.
Southern Pines Volunteer Fire
Department rushed to the rescue
Lif the Army property; but the
truck was stopped at the junction
of the hard surface road and dirt
road leading to the encampment
with a report that the fire was ex-
Under command of Major Paul
Smith, the squadron came from
FV>rt Devens, Mass.. and the re
mainder of the air and field forces
due to encamp at Knollwood Air
port are expected this week.
Fair e, oters Being Held
For Shooting and Alleged
Fixing of Lottery Awards
HEMP WILL HELP
Community Facilities to Be Made
Available for Soldiers;
Lester Scott Held Without Bond
for Shooting Showman;
Others Out on $500
SAY STOOGES GOT PRIZES
Recreational and community facil
ities of Hemp are being made avail
able to soldiers in the maneuver area,
as a result of a meeting between |
jArmy and U. S. O. officials and citi- j
zens of Hemp.
Committees have been appointed by |
Mayor W. P. Saunders to provide |
special shower and sanitary arrange- j
ments for the soldiers as well as to ]
organize existing facilities which may
be used by the Army boys.
An information clearing house was
established this week, with D. D. Mc-
Crimmon, Jocal druggist, in charge.
The $60,000 Community Center, equip
ped for basketball, pool, billiards,
, D tu J I. J ■L. bowling, ping pong, library and read-
Old Bethesda Church, around which i b f a, j
ing room, lunch counter, shower baths
is centered much Old Scottish History ^pen to the
lleport from Moore County
HoHpital late Thursday was that
Jimmy White, Injured showman,
wa-s in “favorable” condition,
considering seriousness o f
wounds. “Tremendous reserve
strength” was credited with help
ing White through crisis. He is
still In “serious” condition but
not so rritiral as earlier in the
week. .Audrey Scott, with broken
vertebra, reported improved*
SET FOR SUNDAY
Old Bethesda to Celebrate 151st
Anniversary of Founding on
and traditions of the Sandhills, will be | soldiers, under direction of W. S
the scene Sunday, October 5, of the i Evans. During maneuvers, informal
annual home-coming, commemorating j dances will be given in the ballroom
the 151st anniversary of its founding, ^y young ladies of the community
The Rev. W. I. Howell, coordinator
of soldier work for the Synod of
North Carolina, and a former pastor
of the First Presbyterian Church in
Hamlet, will fill the pulpit at 11
o’clock, after which the Sacrament
of the Lord’s Supper will be admin
istered, as this Sunday has been set
apart as World-Wide Communion.
Sons and daughters of this old
church, many of whom have gone out
to make names for themselves, will be
returning with their families and
friends, to worship at Old Bethesda
and to mingle with their friends.
Dinner will be served picnic style
in the old oak grove on the church
grounds, and the public is invited.
Those attending are urged to bring
well-filled baskets to help ser.e the
crowd expected to be present.
Jaycees Plan Drive
for Numbering Houses i Brady.
Following are the committee mem
bers appointed by Mayor Saunders.
Comforts and community: W. S.
Evans, chairman; F. H. Upchurch, G.
E. Walker, Roy Harris and C. B.
Home and Church hospitality, the
Rev. L. A. McLaurin, chairman.
Commercial recreation: E. C. Mc-
Swain, chairman; T. H. Rowan and
Entertainment and athletics: W. S.
Evans, chairman; Roy McSwain.
James Culbertson. Mrs. Bill McLaur
in, Mrs. W. S. Evans, Mrs. W. P.
Saunders, Miss Helen Meacham, and
W. H. Jackson.
Information: D. D. McCrimmon,
chairman; Colon Monroe, Frank Up
church, G. E. Walker, and Mrs. C. C.
Publicity committee: E. A. West,
chairm(an, Faye Brewer amd E. C.
Directors of the Junior Chamber of
Commerce met Wednesday night and
voted to launch an effort to improve
the marking of streets and houses in
Directors also will submit to mem
bership of the Jaycees a proposal to
establish an award for scholarship
and citizenship for West Southern
Pines School, to provide $15 toward
refreshments for soldiers at dances to
be given here, and elected Mayor |
Farmers Will Meet
to Wame Committees
AAA Committeemen for New
Growing Year to Be Elected
Annual election of community com
mitteemen for the agricultural pro
gram in Moore County will be con
ducted next Tuesday and Wednes-
” ' ili" ~ Zr 'i'.o., 'day, October 7 and 8, at 7:30 o’clock
Duncan Matthews, Norman Day and, , , ’. ..
^ ^ , I. V, « in meetings throughout the county, it
B. C. Doyle as honorary members of ^
M. F. Grantham, who, because of
his change in residence resigned from
the Jaycees, has been elected a “Key
Man" and awarded a special Jaycee
“Key-Man” medal for service to the
organization while a member here.
Mrs. Barbara Lansing
Dies in New York City
Mrs. Barbara Farrington Lansing,
a frequent visitor with her sister,
Mrs. George W. Johnson, at her home
fn Southern Pines, died last Friday at
Harpers Pavillion in New York City.
She was the widow/ of the late
Charles T. Lansing of Englewood, N.
J Her sister, Mrs. Johnson, of 147
Chestnut St., Englewood, about three
years ago purchased and extensively
remodeled the former Arkell home at
Highland Road and Connecticut Ave
nue. and Mrs. Lansing spent much
time with her here.
Funeral services were held at the
Church of the Ascension, Fifth Ave-
nut and 10th Street in New York City,
Monday afternoon, amd interment was
in Hackensack Cemetery. One dau
ghter, Miss Shirley King Lansing, sur
was announced this week.
For functioning of these commit
tees, Moore County is divided into
seven communities, and In each of
these, three men are to be elected to
assist in administering the Agricul
ture Conservation program.
To be eligible for election as a com
mitteeman, a f armer must have three
qualifications: he should have partici
pated In the 1941 AAA program; he
should not hold political office at the
present Sme; and the major portion
of his income should be derived from
At these local meetings, also, dele
gates will be named to attend a coun
ty meeting, slated for a later date,
to elect three county committeemen.
Following Is the schedule of meet
ings for 7:30 Tuesday night: Carth
age and Deep River Community, Car
thage Court House; Greenwood Com-
mimity, Cameron High School; Sand
hills Community, Roseland School
house. For Wednesday at 7:30, meet
ings are as follows: Bensalem Com
munity Bensalem Community House;
Mineral Springs community, West
End High School; Sheffields and Rit
ters Community, Putnan; School
House; McNeill Community, Eureka
The shot-gun shooting of one show
man, the suspected slelght-of-hand se
lection of automobile prlze-wlnnlng
tickets and an auto wreck involving
some principal characters, all on
Saturday, brought an unexpected
bSAg-up ending of the Sandhills
Fair in Aberdeen last week and land
ed several outside promoters under
the protection of the law.
After smooth running since Tues
day, the explosions started about
6:15 Saturday evening when Lester
Scott of Burlington, husband of Mrs.
Nina Scott, primary promoter of Fair
activities, pumped a 20-gnage shotgun
load Into the stomach of Jimmy “Tar-
7.an” White, Monarch showman, after
an argument Involving five others.
Scott Is being held In Carthage jail
without bond, pending the outcome of
White’s injuries, said to be critical.
Fair Goes On
After the shooting the Fair proceed
ed calmly far Into Saturday evening,
until time came for announcement of
winners of brand new automobiles or
$750 in cash. The young lady who had
sold the most tickets was to be nam
ed "Queen of the Sandhills.” Bone
fide Sandhills girls awaited the an
The winner? A young lady who
came in about the time the show pro
moters came in—a Mrs. Harvey Han
ford of Burlington, now under $500
Still the show went on. There waa
some grumbling; but the crowd await
ed the drawing of a prize-winning
number. A stranger. Jack Purcell
from Gainsvllle. Fla., took the win
ning ticket from a little girl who
had pulled it from the hat. Pur«ell
called a number. No response. Again
he called It. No response. Where was
Who Is SecflmI Winner?
Who is this manWhere is he? No
response. The money or the car would
be held for him.
It wasn’t until Sunday morning
that matters began to qlear up. Mc-
Bryde Albright of Keraersville show
ed up in town. He had been in an au
tomobile accident near Mt. Gilead,
while on his way to Aberdeen to win
the car or cash. But he had a passen
ger in his car. It was Audrey Scott of
Burlington, daughter of Lester Scott,
the shooter. Miss Scott suffered a
fractured vertebra In the accident
and Is now In Moore County Hospital,
Also, It was not until Sunday morn
ing that the Aberdeen Firemen, v/ho
sponsored the Fair, but had nothing
to do with the lottery of the automo
biles, began to get some facts about
the drawing. Albright, held by Chief
Lamarr Smith allegedly admitted
that he received $50.00 for being the
Off On a Trip
Before warrants could be served,
Mrs. ^ott and Albright 'had left
Aberdeen, had been to Carthage,
where she saw her Incarcerated hus
band, and were in Sanford when local
officers caught them, and brought
them bac kto Moore to be be placed
under bond, pending specific charges.
Shooting Stopped in Time
The alleged frame-up of the prize
awards and the shooting were im*e-
lated except for principals involved.
According to witnesses, Scott be
came involved in an argument with
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