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Village Better Equipped Than Ever
Before as Result of Wort
Golf Course Extension and Utility
I1 a nt Perfection Ittoat
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HNE HURST has been the
scene of much activity
during the past summer,
and, as a result, is better
prepared than ever before
to care for its constantly
increasing friends. Complete unto itself
in equipment the Village occupies a
unique position among resorts of the
world, and the aim is to maintain this su
premacy. Golf course extension and
improvement, utility plant perfection,
good roads agitation, increased transpor
tation facilities, bountiful water supply,
power house equipment, and Village
beautification are the departments which
have received special attention.
Among the most important and exten
sive of the work has been in connection
with the golf courses, the extension of
the nine-hole course to eighteen holes or
championship length, and important
work in the way of improvement on the
eighteen-hole course.
The new course has been cleared, laid
out in detail and seeded to cow peas, the
excessive rains preventing permanent
seeding, but the course will be in prime
condition next year, and during the pres
ent season the nine-hole course will be
available for play, as usual. Professional
Ross is enthusiastic over the possibilities
of the course, and declares it will be the
equal of the present eighteen-hole course
in every way, and if possible, more
picturesque and attractive.
The work on the eighteen-hole course
has been the most extensive ever carried
forward, and the result bids fair to equal
the expectations of the most sanguine.
Practically the entire course has been re
seeded in Bermuda grass, and in addition
to this', four carloads of Bermuda roots,
four carloads of stable manure and a car
load of commercial fertilizer have been
used. Combined with this work has been
the heaviest rainfall on record, twenty
nine inches falling during July and
August, nine inches in excess of any
records here, and the result is a turf
which is not only better than at anytime
since the course was built, but which
completely transforms it in appearance
And, best of all, there is every assurance
that this turf is sufficiently well estab
lished to withstand the tremendous
amount of wear to which it will be sub
jected during the present season.
The utility plants have prospered
during the summer, and are better pre
pared than ever before to meet the in
creasing demands upon them. Consid
erable additional farm land has been
placed under cultivation, and over five
hundred tons of corn ensilage and nearly
three hundred tons of cow pea hay have
been stored away as winter food for the
cattle. The farm has also raised large
quantities of sweet potatoes, carrots,
beets, onions and the like, for the winter
consumption of the Village.
The cattle of the Dairy were never in
better condition, a recent tuberculin test
finding them all in perfect condition.
The reputation of the Dairy has become
so widespread that it has been impossible
to meet the summer's demand for milk
and cream ; a most gratifying indication
of the high quality of the output.
The Berkshire pigs, kept in connection
with the Dairy, are doing finely, good
progress has been made, and practically
all of the breeding stock will be regis
tered. The demand for young pigs is in
creasing, owing to the fact that the
product is of the very best because of the
exceptional opportunities to select breed
ing stock which the big herd offers.
The Poultry Farm has been a scene of
activity for months past, and the incuba
tors have been turning out hundreds of
flocks of downy puffballs which will, later
in the season, delight visitors here as
broilers and roasters.
The present plan at the Farm of con
centrating attention upon the two or
three choice varieties of fowls best suited
for the needs of the Village, has resulted
in great perfection in these strains.
A new hot water heater has been in
stalled in the brooder house, perfecting
conditions for protecting the chicks just
after hatching.
The young fruit trees, planted in the vi
cinity of the farm buildings, bore slightly
this summer.
One hundred and thirty feet of new hot
houses has been added to the Market
Garden equipment during the year, as
well as numerous hot beds, assuring
more uniform and continuous supply, and
the cucumbers, lettuce, radishes, spinach
and other vegetable delicacies, which
have long been so much enjoyed here,
will be even more plentiful than ever
this season. .The usual space will be
devoted to the growing of carnations and
roses, and experiments will be made with
tomatoes and mushrooms.
The first picking of the dewberry patch,
during the summer, resulted in the ship
ping of nearly seven hundred crates;
heavy rains, at picking time, causing a
loss of several hundred crates.
The organization of the "Moore County
Agricultural and Development Associa
tion" assures early action in the good
roads movement, for the county is
awakening to the possibilities of it.
Ground has been bought at Aberdeen
Pinehurst Junction and plans are already
being made for the initial fair next
autumn. There will be a good half mile
racing track, and a permanent building
in which products of the county will be
on exhibition, and general information
given out. This Association is behind
the good roads movement, and will very
largely influence and quicken it. Various
rallies along this line have been held, and
others are planned.
With the aim of giving their patrons
better service, the Aberdeen & Ashboro
Railroad will run two new cars and a
larger engine between Aberdeen-Pine-hurst
Junction and the Village, this
The road is also building an extension
from Pinehurst to Carthage, the county
seat, twelve miles distant, which will be
of special interest to visitors.
Special attention has been given to the
Village water supply and with most sat
isfactory success, and a quantity more
than double that of last season, and far
in excess of the demands of the Village,
is now in readiness.
The usual care has been given to Village
beautification, and the abundance of rain
has had a wonderful effect upon the
always luxuriant shrubbery.
The summer's work at the powerhouse
makes it more than adequate for all
needs of the Village in the way of steam
heat, electric light and power.
A. Sc A. Train Service.
The present service is in effect upon
the Aberdeen & Asheboro Railroad :
Leaving Pinehurst, 5.05 and 9.05 A. M.,
5.45, 6.20, 8.10 and 10.30 P. M.
Leaving Abei deen-Pinehurst Junction,
5.30, 8.05 and 9.30 A. M., 6".45, 8.30 and
As an Exponent of Life In the Open
Pinehurst Stands Alone.
Benefits and Pleasure of Recreation
Out of Doors Exemplified II ere
as Nowhere Else.
S AN exponent of life in
the open, Pinehurst has
come rapidly into prom
inence until, today, it
stands alone among the
resorts of this continent,
as an exponent of its pleasures and ben
efits ; an object lesson to the world.
Primarially this is due to an ideal cli
mate, wonderfully exhiliarating air and
almost continuous sunshine, a climate
which compels one to seek recreation out
of doors, and as a result, everyone is here
for that purpose.
Seekers for diversion thus range all
the way from those who enjoy a sun bath
on the veranda, a walk or drive through
the picturesque country-side, or a quiet
game of croquet, to the large majority
who come for the more strenuous life as
exemplified by golf, riding, hunting and
Trap and pistol shooting, base ball and
basket ball, cross country paper chases,
equestrian frolics and other sports, all
have their enthusiastic devotees, and one
also finds the bird lover and the botanist,
the geologist and the naturalist, all in
tent upon a common purpose agreeable
occupation in the open air.
Combine with this a resort equipment
unequalled in the world, not only com
plete, but perfect in every detail, and the
cause of Pinehurst's international fame
and increasing popularity is clearly
But, best of all, the Village appeals to
a range of pocket books, and one
may live here as cheaply or as expen
sively as in the north, and live well in
either case ; live out of doors, deriving
enjoyment and benefit, without extra cost,
from a hundred and one things which
represent thousands upon thousands of
dollars outlay.
And last but not least, is the loving
care which is everywhere apparent, and
which gives the Village the character of
a private estate of a country gentleman,
or what expresses if much better,
"home." This feature as much as any
other one thing, finds a permanent place
for the Village in the hearts of all who
have visited it, and brings them back, re
joicing, whenever opportunity offers.

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