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A YEAR OF ATHLETICS
J Review of The Fast Season's
Allowing' the Defeat of Several
national Champion and an
Intercutting- Year of Sport
IN CIVIL matters there
is a mutual understand
ing against raking up
old scores, but in the
golfing world there is a
fascination in assembl
ing the record of the
champions, and recount
ing the triumphs and
fortunes of past battles on the eve of a
new campaign. It takes a sturdy and
consistent player to hold his position at
the top of the list, or near it, through six
first class hard fought tournaments, and
at the end of such a test it is worth
recalling the achievement.
Of course by all odds the most remark
able performance here last year was that
of Fillmore K. Robeson of Pawling
School in winning the annual North and
South Championship from a qualifying
field including Francis Ouimet, Walter J.
Travis, Jesse Guilford, Eobert Hunter,
Max Behr, Harold Topping, Dr. Gardner
and Phil Carter, and many others famous
wherever the game is played. He not
only won his match, but led the field with
the lowest qualifying score.
During the same week, however, Ouimet
established a record for the championship
No. 2 course of 70 in the Open Cham
pionship. This feat was the more remark
able in that the extended tees rendered the
course more difficult than under usual con
ditions. The match, nevertheless, went to
Alexander Ross. The nearest approach to
this mark during the year was made by
Parker W. Whittemore of Brookline,
whose score was seventy-four in the quali
fying round of the St. Valentine's
Whittemore stands out as one of the
most formidable of Pinehurst golfers. He
won the President's trophy in the Mid
winter Tournament, defeating Hunter,
W. G. Clark, Dr. Gardner and W. H.
Barber, Jr., after Barber had finished off
the veteran Travis at the seventeenth hole.
Whenever a tournament was narrowing
down to its close and the gallery
assembled to watch the semi-finals or
finals come over the hill, the chances were
more than fair that Robert Hunter, smil
ing the while, would be one of them.
There is no way I know of to guarantee
that he won 't walk off with the prize. He
took both the gold medal and the cham
pionship in the Autumn Tournament, win
ning the finals from C. L. Becker of
Woodland. Hunter is from Wee Burn;
but I am so tired of everlastingly hear
ing "Hunter of Wee Burn," that I am
going to call him "from Pinehurst"
where ho lives and belongs. He is a
socialist by profession and if he is as
good a socialist as he is a golfer he will
yet represent Connecticut in the councils
of the Nation. For he added to this
triumph the honors in the Holiday
Tournament at the expense of Travis in
the finals, and C. D. Armstrong, Jr., from
Oakmont, W. A. Barber, Jr., Princeton,
and D. L. Armstrong, Racebrook, en
route. Besides this he figured in the semi
finals of the St. Valentines, won again
from Travis in the North and South, and
in this major event finally went down only
before the champion himself, in the semi
finals. Philip V. Carter of Nassau came to the
front by winning the Valentine Tourna
ment from a field of ninety-six.
The Spring Tournament brought Wal
ter J. Travis back into his own, where he
met I. S. Robeson in the finals. He won
his own game, so to speak, having led the
medal play with a score of seventy-seven.
THE ADVERTISING TOURNAMENT
It will be interesting to see if the
Advertising fraternity will be able, this
year, to find a white hope to challenge
the honors of the classic annual Adver
tising Tournament with Ernest T. Man
son. Mr. George Dutton, at present writ
ing, seems to be the best bet.
THE WOMEN'S CHAMPIONSHIP
Before reaching the big day in the
women's event, Mrs. Roland H. Barlow
year in his progress towards the challenge
cup. The Wright brothers were on hand
and Irving gave an exhibition of a rally
with the score one set and 5 1 against
him. That was worthy of the annals of
the family. Beals didn't play.
Irving Wright and Bull won the tennis
doubles from Jones and H. A. Machinney
in a five set struggle.
Miss Eleanor Cohen of Philadelphia
came off victor in the women's singles,
defeating Miss Edith Barnett of New
Haven in the finals 8 6, 4 6, 6 1.
JEW II O A II i O P E W B
A Beautiful Countrywide Revealed by
Ilig-hwayd in Stream Valley
It has always been a bane to those who
know this country that all the roads have
been built to follow the ridges. Undoubt
edly this has been good engineering, and
in all probability of the most commercial
service to the countryside. But it has
resulted in revealing to the world the
most one-sided, reverse-sided picture of
the community. For thanks to the devas-
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JACKSON SPRINGS. A LAKE ON THE NEW ROAD
had met and vanquished her most for
midable rival, Mrs. J. V. Hurd, one time
International Champion, and clinched the
matter in a brilliant match with Mrs. W.
J. Faith of Wykagyl.
HUNTLEY CHAMPION AT THE TRAPS
S. A. Huntley of Omaha, National
Champion on doubles, shooting from
scratch at 23 yards, proved himself be
yond debate the particular star among a
galaxy competing in the Midwinter
Tournament. Shooting against Ralph L.
Spotts, the amateur champion of America,
B. M. Higginson of Newburgh, ex-champion,
and most of the best shots in Amer
ica, he captured the grand prix, tied for
the Preliminary and won both the high
average for the eight hundred targets of
the program, and the medal for the six
hundred of the 16-yard sweepstakes. His
record in the handicap from 23 yards was
ninety-five, something for this year's con
testants to shoot against.
JONES WINS TENNIS
J. D. E. Jones successfully defended
his title against C. M. Bull, Jr., of the
West Side Tennis Club and added another
tating philosophy of the lumberman, and
the mania of the pioneer for completing
his orgie, the ridges are as bare as
Mother Hubbard's cupboard.
But the valleys of the many streams of
the Lumbee River and Deep Creek and
Jackson's Creek, of Sandy Run and the
Little River, are luxuriant beyond the pos
sibility of harm. Many a time, hunting
along the margin of the ponds and the
swift winding rivulets, among thickets
of dogwood or dense clusters of pines and
cypress, I have wished that the visitor
(and in many cases the resident) could
have some opportunity of seeing and
appreciating the beauty of these typical
To a degree this possibility is realized
in the two new roads opened this year.
The one runs from below the old cotton
gin between Pinehurst and Aberdeen and
down across Horses Branch, and by the
Parson School, and the other from the
Carolina Hotel to Jackson Springs by
way of Sandy Run and Jackson's Creek.
It is said that in the development of a
new section of the country, as in the
advance of a civilization, that there are
three stages. That men must first make
a living, by whatever means at hand.
Usually by the most wasteful and costly.
Then they must make a lot of money.
This, in our country, takes the peculiarly
gastly form of robbing the earth. And
lastly they seek comfort and convenience,
and things beautiful and artistic. This,
we regret to say, is true of us here in the
Sandhills, asinine as the procedure is.
Today we have come to the place where
we have to plant three-foot poplar trees
costing us about as much as ever we got
for the ninety-foot long leaf pine that
used to bless the same spot.
Now let us leave tho surroundings of
this new road alone. It winds among
groves of maple and ash and oak that are
unique in this whole country by the pond
at Jackson completely flanked by magni
ficent banks of pines, solid and mysteri
ous, like a German forest. This is the
kind of picture children grow up to
remember, and the kind of inheritance we
have no right to deprive our grand
I suppose, since the road is entirely the
result of the contributions and work of
public-minded citizens, any criticism
might seem out of place. Everyone
should have a feeling of personal grati
tude to Mr. Wilcox, who put it through,
and whose teams did a large part of the
work. This spirit is the strength of this
and all communities. The Pinehurst
end of the road is finished with Mr.
Tufts' usual care. And the Jackson
Springs end is a fine piece of work. We
might almost call it a boulevard. But the
middle is at best a third rate perform
ance. This part runs through the terri
tory of wealthy men. Mr. S. B. Chapin
owns a beautiful country practically dis
covered by this road. Mr. W. C. Mack's
big plantation, just opened, is served by
it. And Henry Page, Jr., is in the same
boat. It is well to have opened the road.
But in such a case the standard set by
the rest of the roads and by the ends of
this one, should be maintained. If I
were St. Peter 1 should ordain that these
gentlemen raise the ante through their
domain to the common standard.
THE ROAD TO THE SCHOOL
The road by Parson's new Pinehurst
School is a great convenience for the vil
lage of Pinehurst. It reveals glimpses of
the river valley, and winds down a long
hill among a nursery of young pines, and
completes the circuit to the station by
way of the dairy. This makes a new and
attractive ride of about two and a half
miles. It has been proposed to run a
tally-ho or a big car over this route daily.
It would be a good idea. We venture to
say that not one out of twenty that have
spent the last ten years at The Carolina
would believe the country which is to be
seen existed within miles of here.
Ielgrn of the Ideal Farmhonie
The Home Building and Material Com
pany of Asheboro exhibited at the fair a
model of the ideal farmhouse for this sec
tion as worked out by several architects
of Nation reputation. It has good lines
and is complete in every detail. The
plans and specifications will be shown on
demand by Mr. Clyde L. Davis, Aberdeen,
N. Q. If possible it is proposed that
henceforth only adequate and beautiful
buildings shall be put up in our section.