North Carolina Newspapers

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THE BALSAMS. June to October
Iteynard l Altogether Too Polite
to Unappreclatlve Fox Hunters
At Jtlcltenzie'ft Mill
INTEEEST of a busy
week for the fox hunters
centered in Thursday 's
chase and kill in which
Mrs. Hanna and Mr.
Roberts divided honors
H Eeynard was started
after half an hour's
trailing near McKen-
zie's Mill and he proceeded to show his
pursuers the "property" by way of
This courtesy over he evinced no fur
ther interest in his visitors and struck
out for Carthage, via the railroad track;
but the impolite hounds failed to take
the hint, and Eeynard tried rail fence
walking just to show that he didn't care
for their company.
The next move was a dash through a
pasture and back to a barn where the
stock corral and pig yard proved useful
to his purposes, but the uncertain trail
was worked out and Reynard was located
in a swamp from which he was soon
routed; a sight race ending in the catch.
Friday the hunters were the guests of
the Boyds at ie "Weymouth, ' ' Southern
Tines, and a preliminary exploration was
made in preparation for a big meet which
is scheduled for Wednesday next.
Higliway A.ociation liauiicue
Movement for Itetter lloadN
A concerted movement for skilled
supervision of road work throughout the
United States has been launched by the
American Highway Association and the
National Civil Service Reform League.
These two great organizations co-operated
in the holding of a session at the recent
American- Road Congress in Atlanta de
voted to a consideration of the merit sys
tem in road management. The United
States Civil Service Commission was
represented by Chief Examiner George
E. "Wales, who pointed out the manifest
advantages of competitive qualification
tests as a requisite for appointment to
office. To combat the rather general
impression that competitive examinations
in all cases mean the answering of stereo
typed technical questions, Mr. Wales
said : If 1 ' For these high grade positions
where men of experience and attainments
are needed, an examination is given
which does not require the competitors
to assemble at any place or to answer
technical questions. They are called upon
to furnish under oath, a detailed state
ment of their education and experience,
including all the work they have done
since graduation. They may also be asked
to submit an original thesis or report on
published works, and they are required to
give the names of persons able and com
petent to testify as to their experience
and personal fitness. Confidential in
quiry is made by the Commission from
various sources as well as of all persons
referred to by the applicant. Gratify
ingly accurate and discriminating tes
timony is obtained by this means of con
fidential communication. Such testimony
approximates, if not equals, the testi
mony adduced upon cross-examination in
judicial proceedings. A demonstration of
the ability of the competitive system to
obtain high class men for technical posi
tions has been made within the past year,
in connection with the employment of men
to appraise the value of the property of
common carriers in the the United States.
For this work the Interstate Commerce
Commission required men with qualifica
tions ranging all the way from rodman
and ehainman to senior positions in civil,
mechanical, structural, electrical and
architectural engineering, as well as mo
tive power men and expert accountants.
There have been approximately 15,000
applicants for these positions, and the
task of sifting the wheat from the chaff
and of grading the wheat after the sift
ing was one of considerable magnitude;
but it was done, and it was done so well
that the I. C. C. expressed its gratifica
tion to find that it could secure a force
so well equipped to perform the gigantic
task of obtaining an accurate appraisal
of the value of common carrier property.
A system which can successfully secure
a competent force of high grade engi
neers for this valuation work could surely
provide the proper kind of men to have
charge of the construction and mainten
ance of public highways. ' ' If It is antici
pated that steps will be taken to wage an
active campaign in every state for the
elimination of the spoil system and to
substitute for it the merit system.
Fraud Ouimet Will He Star Attrac
tion In Pineburtit'M dannic
' National Amateur Golf Champion
Francis Ouimet proposes to start the nine-teen-fifteen
season right; says he is going
to run down to Pinehurst in March with
several clubmates, and participate in the
Fifteenth Annual United. North and
South Championship.
The Midwinter Championship
Big galleries have followed play in the
Midwinter Tennis Championship through
out the week. The field is a fast one,
including liberal Canadian representation.
If Full story next week.
"Wliat'N in a Name?"
When in doubt smoke a "Calicpe."
This reminds us of the pool room cigars
Bill Nye used to write about "had to
hold 'em right side up so the works
wouldn't fall out!' '
Why Ifot Yon?
Don't worry about hard times and the
war. There 's always the ' ' possible ' ' and
the impossible.. TfLot of people have dis
covered that Pinehurst is the place to
"forget it." If Why not you! .
October to June
New eighteen-hole Golf Course and Club House unequalled in the
Summer Resort Field. Playing length over sixty-three hundred yards.
Superb Location. Ask Donald Ross, who supervised its construction,
for particulars, and write for special descriptive booklet. Tennis,
Boating, Bathing, Fishing and Wilderness Life.
As the northernmost point reached by New Hampshire's splendid
system of highways, and famous for its rare scenic beauty, Dixville
Notch is a favorite rendezvous of motor tourists. Garage, machine and
supply shops.
Two well appointed hotels in the center of a vast estate embracing
four thousand acres and including farms, dairy, fish-hatchery, hydro
electric plant and abundant spring water supply.
For booklets, reservation or information address,
Dixville Notch, N. II.
"Choisa" Ceylon Tea
i lb. Canisters
1-2 lb. Canisters
Packed in Parchment-Lined One
Pound and Half-Pound Canisters
We invite compari
son, with other Teas
of the same or higher
Tremont and Beacon Sti.
Copley Square.
185 Milk St (Wholesale)
Coolidge Corner,
Just the thing after a round of Golf
The Mineral Water De Luxe
From the famous White Rock Mineral Springs
at Waukesha, Wisconsin
Office 100 Broadway, New York Sold at the Club House and Hotels
. - Tiff' f I17,J. T. T
18 Hole Golf Course at The Kirkwood

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