North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. XIX, NO. 11
Another Triumph for Mrs. Hard
Elinor Oaten Again Figures in
in a tcli Jkgralnat' the Former
AS WAS to be expected
Dorothy Campbell Hurd
won the President's tro
phy in the St. Valen
tine's Golf Tournament
for -women played here
last week. She met Miss
Elinor Gates of Locust
Valley in the finals, and
finished on the fifteenth hole, four up, be
fore a large gallery on the championship
The story of this match is one of a re
markably game effort on Miss Gates ' part
to overcome an immediate advantage that
Mrs. Hurd gained at the start. Nervous
ness in championship play was probably
the cause of Miss Gates losing the first
three holes by a margin of two strokes
each, for as soon as she had steadied down
and started that astonishing drive into
working form, she became a very formida
ble aspirant indeed. This driving was at
times quite remarkable. Time and again
she covered two hundred yards. Three
down on the third hole, she was only two
down on the thirteenth. This was a nota
ble rally, considering that Mrs. Hurd had
gone out in 44, and came in with 45, a
total of 89.
Both players were at times in the
rough. In the main Mrs. Hurd was un
beatable on the short game, and this, and
her steadiness and experience gave her
the match. They both made the eleventh
hole in three. The match was played out,
the cards showing as follows:
Out 55654455 5 45
In 5 3 6 5 6 5 4 5 54489
Out 78947555 656
In 43647756 446102
The rest of the field were outdistanced
by the former champion. Miss Helen
Andrews of Akron, Ohio, had been de
feated by her in the first round, three
and two, and Miss Priscilla Beall of
Uniontown eight and six in the second.
Mrs. Guy Metcalf, an Agawam Hunt
player of great experience, took the prize
in the second division, defeating Mrs.
G. H. Atherholt of Philadelphia six and
five in the finals. Mrs. C. G. Splane of
Pittsburgh and Miss Alice Blum from
Bay Shore were the other victims of her
march towards the trophy, four and three
and two up respectively.
The third division was resolved into a
contest between Mrs. R. E. Jeffrey of
Columbus, and Mrs. Clara Murdock of
Glen Cove. Both swept through the field
with many holes to spare and met Satur
day morning for the finish. The Colum
bus lady had the best of it and carried
off the honors, three up on the
Mrs. II. H. Van Clief of Poughkeepsie
arrived in the fourth division. Mrs. C.
F. Lancaster of Boston, after easy going
through the early rounds, went down be
fore her on the sixteenth hole. A Detroit
player, Mrs. II. H. Rackham, gave her
the hardest rub, losing only on the last
hole in the semi-finals. Mrs. S. C. Belden
of Columbus was no match for the leader
in her first match.
clair, 8 and 7; Mrs. Clara Murdock, Glen
Cove, beat Mrs. John Dunlap, Pinehurst,
5 and 4; CD. McVey, Philadelphia, beat
Mrs. F. II. St. Davids, 2 and 1; Mrs.
Dwight Hunter, San Angelo, beat Mrs.
G. M. Howard. Nova Scotia, 3 and 1.
Fourth division Mrs. H. H. Van
Clief, Poughkeepsie, beat Mrs. S. C. Bel
den, Brooklyn, 7 and 6; Mrs. C. F. Lan
caster, Auburndale, beat Mrs. J. T. New
ton, Pinehurst, 4 and 6; Miss Janet Bow
ers beat Miss K. C. S. Walden, Brooklyn,
3 and 2; Mrs. H. H. Rackham, Detroit,
beat Mrs. M. D. Rae, 6 and 5.
First division Mrs. J. V. Hurd beat
Miss Priscilla Beall, 5 and 3 j Miss Elinor
Gates beat Mrs. E. W. Alexander,
3 and 2.
Second division Mrs. Guy Metcalf
a m
The summary:
First division Mrs. J. V. Hurd, Pitts
burg, beat Miss Helen Andrews, Akron,
3 and 2 ; Miss Elinor Gates, Nassau, beat
Mrs. F. S. Danforth, Orient, 8 and 7;
Miss Priscilla Beall, Uniontown, beat
Mrs. Spencer Waters, New York, 5 and
3; Mrs. E. W. Alexander, Santa Barbara,
beat Mrs. L. E. Beal, Uniontown, 2 and 1.
Second division Mrs. Guy Metcalf,
Providence, beat Mrs. J. G. Splane,
Pittsburgh, 4 and 3; Mrs. G. H. Ather
holt, Philadelphia, beat Mrs. Edward
Worth, Springhaven, 4 and 2; Miss Alice
Blum, Bay Shore, beat Mrs. A. B. Skeld
ing, Wilmington, 4 and 3; Mrs. G. W.
Statzell, Jr., Lansdown, beat Miss Caro
line Fuller, Ardsley, 3 and 2.
Third division Mrs. R. H. Jeffrey,
Columbus, beat Mrs. R. C. Blancke, Morit-
beat Miss Alice Blum, 2 up; Mrs. G. H.
Atherholt beat Mrs. G. W. Statzell, Jr.,
4 and 3.
Third division Mrs. R. H. Jeffrey
beat! Mrs. C. D. McVey, 5 and 4; Mrs.
Clara Murdock beat Mrs. Dwight Hunter
4 and 3.
Fourth division Mrs. H. H. Van
Clief' beat Mrs. H. H. Rackham, 1 up;
Mrs. C. F. Lancaster beat Miss Janet
Bowers, 7 and 6.
- finals -
First division Mrs. J. V. Hurd beat
Miss Elinor Gates, 4 and 3.
Second division Mrs. Guy Metcalf
beat Mrs. G. H. Atherholt, 6 and 5.
Third division Mrs. R. H. Jeffrey
beat Mrs. Clara Murdock, 3 and 1.
Fourth division Mrs. H. H. Van
Clief beat Mrs. C. F. Lancaster, 3 and 2.
Headquarters for the Sandhill Idea
location of First of a Sjatem of Coun
try Schools that w ill Revolutionize
JLIO in the Countrj
ishness is an epithet
coined by the truly self
ish man for the genuine
altruist. Wise selfish
ness is not selfishness
at all. To benefit his
neighbor is recognized
by all wise men from
the time of Moses to be the only certain
way of being both prosperous and happy.
Hence it is that in our time, as in all
times, the fools endeavor to prosper at
the disadvantage of their neighbors, and
the wise men to their benefit. The fools
may be prosperous, but they are not
happy. The others may or may not be
prosperous, but they are satisfied, and
win the game.
Personally I haven't the slightest
doubt that the most valuable plantation
in North Carolina, and as a final result
the most livable community in the South,
will be the Drowning Creek Plantation
and the Sandhill District.
Contrary to the financial creed the pro
prietor of this new dominion, planted ten
miles in the woods on the old Shaw Ridge
above the Lumbee River, does not figure
his assets in corn yields per acre, or
savings in labor expense, but in the
character and training and contentment
of his neighbors. He thinks something
like this:
"Perhaps by building me a shanty of
the approved style to wit, one room, one
fire, one leak, and placing therein one
tenant and his ten children and remuner
ating them with just enough hog and
hominy to provide fuel for picking my
cotton, I can show a balance of profit
on said cotton. And so be a successful
planter. Maybe so. But where. then will
be the sturdy yeomen, the village choir,
the independent neighbor with his pretty
daughters and his family Bible? Who
will want to visit Drowning Creek for its
beauty or to meet its inhabitants? And
who will want to move here and share
with me this Roman feudalism, and re
joice in these barren fields of profit and
penury. Go to. I will farm this place
according to Hoyle, and so done with
that. But principally I will see to it
that real men, with their own opinions
(Continued on page thirteen)

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