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Moore County and the Sandhill x ritory
ADDS TO STORY
OF COUNTY ROADS
Pinehurst Surveyor, Historian,
Gets Writing Urge After
Reading “Mac’s” Story
HITOTES FROM OLD RECORDS
Although R. E. (Rassie) Wicker of
Pinehurst still insists on spelling
"Manly with an "e"—"Manley” — ft
spelling which post office lists, his
torical records, and former Governor
Manly's name all refute, he’s still
one of the best-informed authorities
on Moore County, its geography and
When Rassie read Charlie Macaul-
vy's article on early Southern Pines
history, prior and up to 1900, in The
Pilot’s resort issue of November 14,
he got together some of his own
facts to relate Mac’s facts and writ
ings on Southern Pines more broadly
to the whole county.
Mr. Macauley’s article in your pa
per concerning the early history of
Southern Pines, encourages me to add
something to the printed record of
For sometime I have been making
a study of early settlements and
roads in Moore County, and while
the work is by no means completed,
1 do have considerable data which
are based on documentary sources
alone. The following statements may
therefore be taken at their face.
The Yadkin probably antedated set
tlement by the English, but I have
■cen no definite proof of this. It fol
lows in general, the logical route from
the upper Yadkin to the lower Cape
I*ear valleys, and it is possible—per
haps probable—that It was an Indian
trading path for a long, long time.
As far as I have investigated it,
the earliest mention of it as the "Yad
kin” is in a grant dated in 1772.
Fries, in her translation of Moravian
records, mentions the “Cross Creek
Road” which no doubt was its nor
This road is easily located by the
multiplicity of grants which mention
it, and its route determineU fron\
these sources, i.s as follows;
It enters the County at the head
of Bear Creek, (1795) crosses Bear,
Wolf. Cabbin and Mill Creeks to its
intersection near Saraarcand with
another road coming in from toward
Mt. Gilead, called "The Uwharrie
Road” (1734). From this point it fol
lows the top of the ridge between
Little River and Drowning Creek,
practically paralleling the Norfolk-
Southern Railroad, to Pinehurst.
From here it follows the Midland
Road to McDeed’s Creek bridge. It
then turns easterly and is identical
with the present short-cut road to
Manly. From there, it goes out by
Young's old dairy, and out of the
County at Johnson’s old mill on
“SandhiU John” SmtUi
Near its intersection with the
Uwharrie Road, near Samarcand, liv
ed one John Smith. Nicknamed <‘Sand-
hill John” he was host to Hugh Mc-
Aden around 1764 when that noted
Pennsylvania Presbyterian journeyed
down among the Scotch Highlanders,
and was the moving spirit in the
founding of old Longstreet, Barbecue
and Bluff churches—the mothers of
all other Presbyterian churches in
the Cape Fear Valley.
In 1763 the Court of Pleaa and
Quarter Sessions at Fayetteville, or
dered a road cut from Sandhill John
Smith's, via Joel McLendon’s mill, to
the Deep River Road (Pee Dee) three
miles below Dunham’s Creek (Clay
Road Farms, near Eureka). This is
now known as the Joel Road, and
leads from Bensalem Church via
Doub’s Chapel, the County Home,
Vaas and southward to Fayetteville.
The P«« Dee Road
The Pee Dee Road (1760) was
sometimes termed "Husbands Pee Dee
Road” and “The Chair (C^ieraw)
Road”. Husbands was noted for his
■writings and fulmlnations against il
legal court fees, etc., which contri
buted largely to the rise of the "Reg
ulator” movement In Orange and
Alamance Counties In 1771. He la
ter fled for his life to Pennsylvania
where he gained the reputation of
road building across the Alleghanles
for the purpose, as he said, of "al-
Jowing the Kings and Princes of
the East to pass over.” This same
Husbands lived on Sandy Creek, In
Randolph County, but owned planta
tions on Tick Creek, north of Car-
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Southern Pines, North Caroiina. Friday. November 28, 1941.
Stories About Oil More Fruitful
For Kahler Than Growing Melons
First Horse Event of South
ern Pines’ Season Set for
Southern Pines’ first gymkhana
of the season, to be held at the
Country Club Saturday afternoon
from 3 to 5 o'clock, will offer a
varied program of real horaenujn-
ship plus some genuine "horse
Take a look at this schedule of
events planned by Louis Scheipcrs,
in charge of the program: amateur
jumping contest, open jumping
event; jumpers in the hunting
class, on the outside course; a wa
ter race, an overalil race, a pota-
tato race. And if you don’t know
how these races arc done on
horses, just go and find out Sat
urday—admission’s free. All con
Agricultural Firm of Tiers and
Kahler Broke Up; but Kah-
ler’s Writing Goes On
MRS. HUNT NAMED
OF CIVIC CLUB
Sea.son’s Program to Start with
Talk by Mrs. Hughes Next
A number of yeans ago an interest
ing pair hooked up in partnership iu
Southern Pines under the name of
Tiers and Kahler.
Bill Tiers lived with his family in ^FFICLURS ELECTED
the home now owned by K, B. Trous-| —
dell on Indiana avenue and Hugh Kah-1 officers for the Southern
It'r, with his wife and small daught-! Pines Civic Club were elected and as-
ei-, was located in "Blue Shutters," sumcd office at a called meeting of
now the property of Mrs. Arthur; club memibers last Friday.
^ r,. V ui u j ^ nominees which had
Tiers and Kahler had a little farm .
ea.st of the vill ii,e and were one pair.*’*"''" at the meeting a week
of the small colony of Yankee invad
ers who were swarming into the
PASSES; AGED 81
Kuneral Conducted at Home for
Women Active in Civic
Mrs. Caroline Roberts Campbell, a
j native of Cleveland, Ohio, but for 14
years a Southern Pines resident, died
unexpectedly Sunday night. Funeral
services were conducted at the home
Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock
I with Dr. T. A. Cheatham of Pinehurst
officiating. She was 81 years old.
Mrs. Campbell, widow of Dr. Ed
ward A. Campbell who died here in
1931, had been active in civic affairs
tor many years, having been a past
president of the local Civic Club. Al-
} though in failing health during re-
I cent years, she had not been serious-
I ly ill, and had recently returned from
! Maine where she had spent the sum-
Born in Cleveland, August 27, 1860,
j daughter of L. C. and Jane Bolles
' Roberts, Mrs. Campbell was active in
the First Baptist Church of Cleve
land, serving as treasurer of the
Church for 15 years. She was also
a leader in the Daughters of the
American Revolution in Ohio and was
elected State D. A. R. Regent, just
before she and the late Dr. Campbell
moved to Southern Pines.
Surviving are two daughters.
Miss Florence Campljell of Southern
Pines and Mrs. Lewis Van Tassell of
Newark, New York.
Pall-bearers were R. W. Tate, J.
T. Overton, C.^ P. Osbom, Shields
Cameron, Richwd Hassell and Carl G.
Thompson. Inteijlqcnt was in the
family plot at historic Bethesda
Sandhills about that time, their minds
imbued with farming.
"There is something very enticing
in the idea of farming to tho.se who
have never farmed.’’ said Katharine
Ripley, winding up hee threnody on
their peach adventure.
Seed flelH Mixed
Tiers and Kahler started out brave
ly with asparagus. Then they ventur
ed into tobacco. They wound up their
disillusioning fling with honeydews.
That experience ca,me when seed ar
rived in uncertain mixtures and pro
duced a crop of nteresting variation.
Cuke-melons, Jenny Linds and Texas
cannonballs grew and thrived. Stand
ard crates had been ordered for fu
ture standard fruit.. But there was no
standard and no harvest. One surprise
after another was worked off on
neighbors and friends; but neighbors
and friends don’t stack up very high
dividends when a word of apprecia
tion is the only reward of the har
Dr. McCain Speaks
at Kiwanis Meeting
Sanatorium Head Says
worm Subject of T.
Everybody and every animal crea
ture Is susceptible to tuberculosis ex
cept—the lowly earthworm, the Sand
hills Kiwanis Club was Informed Wed
nesday by Dr. P. P. McCain of State
But rather than passing this off as
a Joke—the National Tuberculosis
Association Is doing considerable re
search on the earthworm. In an at
tempt to discover if there Is a possi
ble secret to the cure of tuberculosis
concealed In the worm’s ability to
ward off the dread disease, Dr. Mc
This is just one phase of the con
tinuing battle against what used to
be known as "white plague,’ ’and
this battle depends largely upon con
tributions made through the annual
sale of Christmas seals, now getting
underway in Moore County. Dr. Mc
Cain praised the efforts of workers
In this county, naming especially Mrs.
T. A. Cheatham of Pinehurst, P. T.
Kelsey, Miss Blrdllla Bair, and Mrs.
George Moore of Southern Pines.
Guest of the club, which met this
week at the Southern Pines Country
Club, was the Rev. F. Cralghlil
Then camc the day when Farmer | president.'
Tiers and Farmer Kahler gave up the
game of throwing good money after
bad, and the partnership diss61ved.
Tiers returned to New York State
and Kahler followed the road back
to Princeton and to the writing game
he knew before he attempted agri
culture and found his checks from
various publishers have a higher val
ue than produce from his Sandhill
The Saturday Evening Post is now
running a serial of four installments,
called "Bright Danger,” by Hugh Mc
Nair Kahler. Kahler writes an oil
story of the Southwest, of petroleum,
a game where stakes are high.
Broom sage has grown up in the
asparagus patch, A bam has caved
in in the middle. From Kahler's oil
yam where stakes are high, memory
does one of its queer tricks. You drop
into the past where Jenny Linds
came still higher. —H.K.B.
to Have Meeting Here
Newspaper Picture Men to Dis
play Work and Elect New
pioviou.s was elected to office with
Officers are: Mr.s. Alice Burt Hunt,
President; Mrs, Tod Baxter, first
vice-president; Mrs. Harry W, Gage,
second vice-president; Mrs. George
Moore, third vice-president; Miss
Norma Shiring, recording secretary;
Mrs, Ernest Morell. corresponding
secretary and Mrs. W, E. Cox, treas
Directors elected are Mrs, Henry
Corn, Miss Elinor Valentine, Miss
Florence Campbell, Mrs, D. D. Shields
Cameron, Mrs, P. P. Pelton, Mrs.
George Schoolcraft, and Mrs. Wade
MIhh Campbell Thanked
In the absence of the retiring pres
ident, Mrs. Cox was called from the
floor to preside during elections. She
read the list of nominations which
had been made at the previous meet
ing, called for any further nomina
tions, and, when there was no oppo
sition, declared the slate duly elect
ed. Miss Campbell was given a ris
ing vote of thanks for “her splendid
work with the Civic Club during the
four and a half years she served as
HERE THIS WEEK
Sale of Tuberculosis Association
Stamps Helps in Fighting
AIM TO KEEP GOOD RECORD
MRS. ERNE.ST V. Hl’GHKS
North Carolina's ace newspaper
photographers will be gn^ests of Sou
thern Pines Sunday, December 14, for
their annual meeting of the Carolina
Press Photographers Association.
Election of officers for the new
Thirty-three members were in at
tendance at tli« meeting .and, with
the new president in the chair, they
discussed plans for the coming year.
Lecture December 5
Heading the schedule of events Is
a lecture by Mrs. E. V, Hughes, an
experienced book reviewer and lec
turer, who will speak on “The Social
Significance of Modem Fiction” at
the clubhouse Friday, December 5.
Mrs. Hughes is wife of Major Hughes
of the Fort Bragg Dental Corps. Mrs.
Cox was put in charge of plans for
After discussion of the trust fund
for the Civic Club garden, Mrs. Hunt
appointed Mrs. E. A. Tracy as chair
man of the garden committee.
The next regular business meeting
of the Club is set for Friday, De
Army Officer Picks
Sandhills for Home
“White plague” is on continuous
decline, but tuberculosis associations
are relentless; and this week sees the
launching of the annual tuberculosis
Christmas seal .sale to raise funds for
the fight against tuberculosis.
Under the county chairmanship of
Mrs. T, A. Cheatham of Pinehurst,
whose work in this field has often
been recognized, the Moore County
Tuberculosis Association Is setting
out to prepare for another year’s ac
Seals Go on Sale
Throughout the county, Christmas
seals will go on sale this week, and
the greater the sales, the more ef-
Beginning weekly programs at the
local Civic Club this season will be
a talk by Mrs. E. V. Hughes on "The|fective will be the efforts of the as-
social Significance of Modern Fic- j sociation in the care, cure and pre-
tion, ’ Friday, December 5, at 3:00' vention of tuberculosis patients,
o clock. Mrs. Hughes, formerly of, Salesmen will be In public places
Massillon, Ohio, is wife of Major It^is week-end to handle seal sales.
Hughes of the Fort Bragg Dental
Corps. She is a professional l)ook re
viewer with a reputation among Wo
man’s Club and libraries in the mid
west, and formerly was educational
iecretary of the Fifth Province, Prot
estant Episcopal Church.
Local Organization Di.scusses
“Fight for Freedom”
During the past year, the county
association has taken care of 31
active cases and 10 tuberculosis inva-
I lids are now in the State Sanatorium,
I while three are on the waiting list,
Mrs. Cheatham this week reported.
The public sale of seals in South
ern Pines is being conducted Thurs
day and Friday, according to Mrs.
George Moore, local chairman. In
Pinehurst, the public sale will be
County Sale Chairmen
Throughout the county, seal sale
chairman are launching the sale of
these stamps which signify that the
buyer and user has made a contribu
tion toward the elimination of tu
County chairmen were announced
as follows: Aberdeen, Mrs. J.. B. Ed
wards; Camieron, Mrs. J. E. Snow;
Carthage, Jake Hurwitz; Eagle
The local Jaycees learned some
thing about the "Fight for Freedom”
Monday night when Almet Jenks,
president, and E. C. Stevens, secre-
tary-treasurer, of the local chapter | gpringg_ Mrs. Myrtle Cecil and i&s.
met with them and explained the I Florence Hinson; Eureka, Miss Mary
purpose and history of the organiza-1 Black; Glendon, Mrs. June Harring-
John H. Chapman Property Sold
to Col. and Mrs. O, A. Dick
inson of Fort I^nox
Another retiring Army officer has
decided that Southern Pines is just
the right place for an officer to set
tle after retirement.
Sale of the property of Mr. and
Mrs. John H. Chapman to Col. and
Mrs. O. A. Dlclnson was annoimced
this week by E. C. Stevens real es-
year and annual exhibit of outstand
ing newspaper shots during the past agency. The Chapman property
year will be the chief events on the'‘® l°<=ated In Weymouth Heights at
Headquarters for the Association
will be at Southern Pines Country
Club, and W. E. Flynn, manager of
the Highland Pines Inn, will be host
at the dinner mjeetlng to be held at
It Is also expected that the dis
play of pictures will hang at the
Howard Bums, town clerk, talked
this week with C. W. Martin of the
Greensboro Daily News, association
president, and made final plans fo“
entertaining the newspaper pictun
Carthage Man Gets
State Forestry Job
W. L. Beasley of Carthage, recre-
tary-treasurer of the North Carolina
Forestry Association, was this week
nnnolnted to be assistant to J. S.
Holmes who has been State Forester
since IQl.’S and is now 73 years old.
Beasley is to handle most of the
field works connected with the of
fice of State Forester and will re^
celve, accordlner to reports, $200 a
month. He graduated In forestry at
State College and took post-graduate
work at Duke.
the corner of Valley "Road and Old
Field road. It consists of a dwelling
and garage situated in an acre of fine
dogwood and pine.
Col. Dickinson, now stationed at
Fort Knox, Ky., will retire from the
army next year and plans to make
this his future home.
Moore Farmers Club
To Meet in West End
The Jaycees discussed at length the
question of a policy of a formal dec
laration of war against Germany at
the present time, and asked about the
attitude of Fight tor Freedom to
ward a peace to be Imposed upon
the war’s conclusion.
Besides asking the Jaycees as in
dividuals to join the local chapter,
Mr. Jenks and Mr. Stevens urged
them to write their senators and
congressmen to support the adminis
tration’s foreign policy and “all ac
tion by the military, naval and air
forces of the United States in de
feat of Hitler.”
The following members, as Indivi
duals, joined the Fight for Freedom
chapter: W. B. Holliday, R. C. John
son, R. F, Tarlton, Dante Montesanti,
J. D. Hobbs, T. A. Millar, E. W.
Golden, W. P. Moore, L. W. Miner, J.
W. Pottle, Jack Thomasr R. L Sugg,
Roy F. Grlnnell.
Among others who Joined the lo
cal chapter xluring the week were
Jerry V. Healy, Mrs. Miner, Mrs.
Golden, Mrs. Hobbs, Mrs. Tarlton,
Mrs. Holliday and Mrs. J. H. Towne.
Plan To Organize
Junior Civic Club
The Moore County Farmers Club
will hold its November meeting at
West Bind, Friday night, November
28, at 7 o’clock, it was announced this
Subject for discussion will be sup
plemental farm crops, and particular
ly the matter of growing scupper-
nong grapes, a crop adapted to the
BOYD SPEAKS IN CANADA
Meeting Called for Tuesday
Night by Mrs. Hunt;
Urges All to Attend
James Boyd, publisher of The Pi
lot, went this week to Ontario, Cana
da, to be guest speaker Tuesday at
the Canadian Club dinner In that city.
The Club is made up of prominent
government officials and business
men In Canada. Mr. Boyd Is expected
to return the latter part of this week, slona.
A meeting of all young women of
Southern Pines interested in reor
ganizing a junior branch of the dvlc
Club has been called for Tuesday
night, December 2, at 7:80 o’clock at
the club house by Mrs. Alice Burt
Hunt, new Civic Club president.
In calling the meeting, Mrs. Hunt
urged that all irtterested attend,
mentioning especially army officers’
wives now living in the community.
She said she was anxious to have the
Civic Club be a meeting place for all
women of the community and that
vounger women had shown a great
"leal of Interest in organizing an ac
tive junior branch.
During the season, the club spon-
'lors numerous community aetlvitles
■>nd makes the clubhouse available
'or special parties and other ocea
ten ; Hemp, Mrs. E. A. West; High
Falls, Miss Lucy Reynolds and Miss
Ruth White; Mt. Holly. Mrs. G. P.
Jones; Pinebluff, Dr. Mary Cushing;
Pinehurst, Mrs. John Zelie and Mrs.
Chester I. Williams; Samarcand,
Miss Riva Mitchell; Silver Springs,
Mrs. Joe Rardon; Southern Pines,
Mrs. George Moore; Springfield, Mrs.
Lee Comer, Vass-Lakeview, Mrs. S.
R. Smith; West End, Miss Alberta
Monroe; and Manly, Mrs, Bruce Cam
eron. P. R. Brown, principal of West
Southern Pines School, is county Ne
Loral Committee Meets
The Southern Pines committee
met Monday at the home of Mrs.
Moore to hear reports of the work
performed during the past year and
to make plans for the seal sale.
P. T. Kelsey, who has been in
charge of the comjmittee patients be
fore they can be admitted to the
Sanatorium, reported expenditures for
caring for cases which usually re
quired supplying milk, medicine and
bed garments. He commended the co
operation of Miss Birdilia Bair, By
num Patterson, Walter Ives. Dr. W.
H. Ross and Principal P. R. Brown of
West Southern Pines.
It was pointed out by Mr. Kelsey
that sales at the Neg^ro school of
seals brought in $56.00 In 1939 and
$136.10 In 1940, exceeding in both
years the sale In white schools. Sales
of the Negro committee for last year
set a State-wide record.
Of the money raised by seal sales,
75 percent remains in the county, 20
percent goes for support of the State
organization, and five percent to the
Kiwanis Ladies’ Night
Set for December 17
Plans for the annual Alumni and
Ladles Night banquet of the Sand
hills Kiwanis Club were completed
this week, with the affair set for
Wednesday evening ,December 17, at
the Carolina Hotel In Pinehurst.
Following a meeting of the Ladies
Night committee Monday, EJmund
H. Harding, well-known humorist of
Washington, N. C., was selected as
the speaker and entertainer of the
occasion. A dance following the dinner
meeting at the Carolina is scheduled,
as well as musical entertainment