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    ay, July 27,
HE PILOT. ^
W ADVANCE
S NOTICE.
as executor of
sed, late of Moor«
olina, this is to
1 having daimg
of the said de-
bem to the under-
e the 23rd day of
j notice will be
their recovery. All
0 said estate will
diate payment.
Fuly, 1928.
P. GARKER,
Executor,
g: 3, 10, 17.
Examine by bq
No Mfire
, Byesiglit Speciat.
n^ill be at Chears
iford. N. C., ever^
I week. Headache
Bed by Eyettrmin.
h the latest exani-
When h« fits you
have the satisfmc-
it they are correct,
[ren should receive
saktj your child to
at be is in Sanford
from 10 A. M, to
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VOLUNE
8
THE
^ Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding of the Sandhill North Carolina
NUMBER
38
Address all communicatioDs to
THE PILOT PRINTING COMPANY. VASS, N C.
FRIDAY, ANGUST 3, 1928.
SUBSCRIPTION S2,00
Southern Pines To
Talk of Big Park.
Old Dream of Manning and Oth
ers Taking Shape Again With
Some Enthusiasm.
A few years ag*o when Frank Buch
an was selling the Knollwood terri-
Mk)ore €ounty
Farm Notes.
For 6^ Results Now Is the
Time to Prepare Land
For Alfalfa.
Prepare Land Now for Alfalfa.
Much of the success or failure of
Law Enough But Too
Little Enforcement
Kiwanis Puts On
Fiery War Paint.
Going After Vandals Who De
spoil the Roadside Shrub
bery in the Sandhills.
lory for Henry Page and when War- • j . ,
alfalfa is due to preparation of the
ren Manning was planning commun- . ,
5ty improvements for the Sandhills | before alfalfa seed are
a proposition came up to reserve for | i^to the ground. For best suc-
a public park a section of land in the' cess the land should be sown in peas
vncinity of what was then called the, qi* gQy beans in the early summer.
Manley Spring, on the he&d of the This crop should then be turned un
stream near the Midland road which der about the middle of August and
has recently been dammed on the ^ the land kept well harrowed. The
Manley road from McDeed s creek. ^ peas in addition to adding plant food
Mr. Buchan offered sufficient land for to the soil, keeps grass and weeds
not very much money, and Mr. Man- ^ shaded out. After the peas are turn-
ning made a plan of a scheme that! ed under the land should be sub-soiled
included the surroundings and the re- if possible, and harrowed each week
lations of Midlands road, which was then until the seed are planted. If
then projected, and the connections your land is not in a good state of
from Pinehurst to Fort Bragg. Near cultivation it will not pay you to at-
the big spring, Mr. Manning has on tempt to grow alfalfa. In a case of
his map a convergence of several ^ this kind soy beans, oats and vetch,
roads, and on the ridges above the or barley and vetch will pay you much
valley on both sides the most desir- better.
able building sites were set aside, and selecting your location be sure
at that time the dreams were not am- select a piece of - pretty heavy soil
bitious enough to aspire to what hai qj. ^t least one where the clay is
been done in the days that have since pretty close to the surface. There are
then elapsed. a great many types of soil which will
Later Knollwood talked about a produce alfalfa but not profitably,
park down near the Barber lake this The heavier types of soil do not grow
side of McDeed's Creek, and that has crab grass so readly, and this gra^
been talked some. But more recently seems to be one of the worst enemies
some of the progressive folks of the of alfalfa.
different communities have been hark- gu,.g to put on plenty of lime
ing back to the older days, prompted ^nd also plenty of seed. On soils that
largely by the new map Irving John- ^re adapted to alfalfa, applications of
son is preparing of the country all ^Qt jesg than three tons should be ap-
around Knollwood, and which he is pjied. This crop is a heavy feeder and
gathering up in one big project, and jf^jt less than this amount will give
in the last few days much talk has much results. At least 30 pounds of
been heard, somewhat quietly, but p^j. should be planted and
loud enougli to be impressive, about jf more are put in .it will not hurt
a park that is planned as a real park, anything If there is a little too much
and one that would be a center for the crop will adjust itself. If there
all the neighborhood. ig not enough we stand a chance of
The dam Knollwood has built just allowing grass and weeds to get in.
below the Manley Spring has filled For inoculation soil from fields
with water, and now that it can be where alfalfa has been‘grown seeme
seen it is one of the most attractive to be best. This will stand up under
features in the Knollwood-Southem * field conditions where the bottled cul-
Pines area. It skirts the two roads, ture may be killed out in a vary shotr
the Midlands road to Southern Pines j while.
and the Manley road from the creek as a hay crop I do not know of
up toward the railroad and it beauti- I anything which will quite come np to
ties a picturesque cove that is a mar- alfalfa. It is almost a balanced ra
vel when it is seen under its changed tion in itself and practically anything
conditions. Around the dam the , gat it. Under anything like nor-
ground rises rapidly, forming a big I ^al conditions you will always get
amphitheater, and swelling back into three cuttings in a season. This year
one of the finest bits of old forest in a good many farmers are going to
this whole country. The trees in- g^t four.
elude big gums, poplars, oaks, many further information as to se-
The Kiwanis Club dined satisfac-
ity hall in Pinehurst and were feel
ing in that gracious humor when
good digestion has waited on appetite
and were happy when Bob Page and
Murdock Johnson and some of the
other pacific members threw a bit of
A great deal is being said at the matically be enforced, for with enough
present time concerning the probable people back of it officers will .be
election of Smith for President and chosen who will do the work or others
the enactment of laws making weak- put in who will. If public sentiment ^ w j j x i.i.
er our prohibition laws. Many of our was as strong for speeding as the
people seem greatly disturbed on this Editor of The Pilot is or even half as
outlook. If we had shown more in- earnest as he is human life would be
terest in the matter prior to this and safer on our highways, but so long
sought to enforce the law as it stands as the folks take the view they do,
instead of allowing it to become a just so long will we still have killing
disgrace and a by-word the folks now right on, just like in the days of open, . ...
who are clamoring for its repeal bars we few stood for the abolish-! ^ ® y pMposing a ar-
would not have the arguments to put ment of the saloon and for years they'"!®*® ^ r^uested of everybody rob-
up against us that they have. So far preached and prayed over the situa- a- ^
as the law is concerned I am for It as tion, text books were put into ouri"' d.sctMSlon ^
.. . j 1 .. . 1 . UT 1-1 J ‘x ^ 1 - K -' awakened, hut the sentiment of the
it stands, even though it is being public schools and it was largely a, , , ^ j j.* ^
a • 1 X j j *1 1 xj. Jf j I.- i-i - n—' club was that drastic measures should
flagrantly violated daily, and the matter of education until eventually , ^ ^ i
_ , u j XU 1 I. „ I he taken, and the county officials
masses seem unconcerned about its we have reached the place we have.! , , .
enforcement, for the very fact that it in the meantime
is against the law of the land shows went to untimely graves sent there
that the government puts its disap- from the use of strong drink,
proval upon it and cannot legalize a| The trouble with the temperance
thing of that kind. This has a moral people is that simply because tiie con-
and salutary effect that cannot be had stitutional amendment has been pass-
otherwise. When the government li- ed they have sat back and felt that
censed the thing it was a party to it, the work had been done, when as a
and as it were in league with a most. matter of fact it had just begun,
evil institution the country ever had. j Some temperance advocate recently
Now that it has been outlawed by the! naade the statement that if we get
government the people know and must 1 real prohibition enforced within the
feel that the seal of disapproval hav-' next 50 years we shall feel like con
ing been put on it by the best people * gratulating ourselves. Still we need
that it must be a bad thing. I not wait that long if it can be helped
We believe that all any law needs for the sooner the better for the price
is to have public sentiment back of j
it so strong that the law will auto-i (Please turn to page 5)
THE TREES OF
BY J. McN. JOHNSON.
MOORE COUNTY
CHAPTER XVIII.
“And a Hazel Wood
By autumn nutters haunted^
Flourishes Green in a
Cup-like Hollow of the Down.”
—Enoch Arden.
XV J- were asked to step on the accelerator
many tnousanos I , .t. i. i i •
and see if the wholesale pilfenng
could not be lessened. It looks now
as if trouble is ahead for those who
despoil the planting and decoration of
the roadsides, and also it looks as if
the only way to get any results is to
jar the mistaken folks who think the
shrubbery along the highways is there
to be picked indiscriminately.
It was decided to hold a general
basket picnic of Kiwanis people, male
and female and their families at Lake-
view week after next at which every
fellow brings his rations and his fam
ily connections and mixes with the
crowd. It is looked on as a popular
hit, and everybody in the organiza
tion threatens to be there with all the
friendshaft.
Ed McKeithen proposed that a
truck load of peaches he offered with
out price to any of the orphanages of
the State that will send the truck to
get them, and a committee was ap
pointed to see that the scheme is car
ried out. The Pilot suggests that the
asylums, the penitentiary, and aJI the
other institutions where folks are
shut in be accorded the same consid
eration, for with peaches as plenty as
they are anybody who never has much
to boast of could find a bit of pleas
ure in a few good Belles or Elbertas.
Merely a suggestion to the committee
to make the thing as broad as possi
ble.
SPRING.
Dawn, and a host of songsters
Singing in the trees;
Green, and a splash of sunshine
Gleaming through the leaves.
fine pines, small undergrowth, and
the grove is so rugged and broken
that it is almost itself in its charms
of this character. The folks who
have been looking over the ground are
now proposing a park of some twen-
lection of soil, etc., will be gladly
given you at any time.
Annual 4-H Club Camp to Be Held at
Jackson Springs This Year.
The Tri-County Club Camp for the
club members of Lee, Moore and
ty-five or thirty acres, as may be de-,
termined by a survey, and the crea-| Montgomery counties will ^ held at
tion of a park that will have the 1 Jackson Springs, August 20 to 24
lake, the forest surrounding it, the' We will he quartered m the hotel
converging roads that come in from
all directions is Manley, Southern
Pines, Knollwood, Pine Needles, Mid- j
Pines, Pinehurst, and the intervening This is an ideal place for a camp,
territory which is developing with, There is plenty of room with good
this spot as a fascinating center.
The ground is close by the Sea
board railroad, on the State highway
at one side, close by another S’tate
highway at Southern Pines and Man
ley, easy of access from all parts of
the Sandhills, and now before devel
opment of building sites has com
menced is the time to consider plans
for a project of this sort, and to car
ry them out. The idea that is talked
most vigorously so far is a public
park for Southern Pines, but it is not
believed that this would be carried
very far without the other commun
ities surrounding getting into the
game, for it is said that the park
should be on such scale that all tiw
villages might have a finger in it,
and big enough that as the whole
bunch of settlements draw together it
will still be a big enough and compre
hensive park to serve the territory.
No definite methods have been pro-
BLACK WALNUT: Juglane Nigra: wicked waste was from pure, be-soted
The very excellence of the wood* of ignorance. But who knows that we
this tree has been its ruin. Of all are not now committing the same
the woods that grow in Moore Coun- waste along other lines, while we
ty the Black Walnut is the most val- smugly lambast our forefathers for
uable; and the lumberman has almost their ignorance! It may be we are as-
depleted the supply. But herein lies suming the role of ‘^Miss Fannie
the hope of the future, for the com- Squeers” who “pitied the ignorance
mercial demand and the high prices and despised” her father’s assistant
the wood commands in the markets teacher, Nicholas Nickleby.
of the world is sure to induce the ex- ' j ^ gtory to this effect:
tensive and systematic planting and | ^ Connecticut Yankee was riding
growing of the Black Walnut in the jjorseback through the mountains of
future. North Carolina, when he passed by a
Our Black Walnut is one of a large new hiH-side farm where a rough-neck
family of Nut Trees—at least five mountaineer was laboriously scratch-
. >, * 1 the newly cleared land with „<,nd‘rous story:
there and will use the hotel, kitcnen ^ Walnut that grows native in j “bull tongue” pulled by a yoke of I romance and zest
and dining room for cooking and eat- , County. The California Wal- oxen. The Yankee saw that there
nut came from Japan; the English were hundreds of Black Walnut
Walnut is originally from Persia and stumps on the land from which the
now largely planted in England. This | trees had been cut off and burned the
is the tree that gave our Walnuts previous winter . He reined up his
their common botanical name—Jug- horse and waited for the mountaineer
Ians, meaning Jove’s Acoms. i to plow to the road, and a conversa-
The excellence of the Nut as a food j tion something like this ensued:
caused the Ancients to dedicate the* Yankee: “Why don’t you take the
recreation and pleasure. Last y®^^|tree to their god, Jupiter, or Jove, stumps out of your field?”
we had a mighty good camp at the fruit “Jove's Acoms.*' [ Mountaineer: “Too costly; ;besides
Sandhill Farm Life School. This j while the English Walnut—Jug- they will rot out in a few years.”
year we hope the camp will be as Uegi& is now planted in consid-1 Yankee: ‘What would you be will-
good or better than last year. erable groves in Moore County, still having those stumps
The camp this year will be run on i jt is classed as an exotic, and not in-* out?”
the same plan as the one last year, digenous. The same may be said of Mountaineer: “'Druther let ’em rot
That is, each club member will bring the California Walnut, Juglans Cali- * „
certain articles of food that were fomica—but both these Walnuts are
grown at home, so that the cost in ‘ prized for their fruit, and not for the
money will be as low as possible. This! quality of the wood.
shade, good water, good play grounds
and everything that it takes to make
up a good camp site. We are work
ing out the program so as to have a
wholesome combination of instruction,
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Yankee: “Tell you what I’ll do: I’ll
take them out myself for nothing if
Down through the dewy meadows,
On to the rippling streams—
Spring! And a thousand pleasures
Fill the soul with dreams.
Life, and a thousand wonders
Bursting from the sod;
Love, and the fragrant flowers !
Bom of the breath of God.
Out in the forest’s glory;
On to the hilly crest—
MARTHA BULLOCK.
Lumbefton—1928.
JOHNSON REUNION.
The family of H. A. Johnson held
its annual reunion at the old home
place near Eagle Springs on Sunday,
July 29. Fifty-two of the family and
friends were present and a day of
pleasant fellowship was enjoyed. A
bountiful dinner was spread beneath
the huge trees and was not the least
of the day’s pleasures.
PROF. R. G. HUTCHISON TO
PREACH AT UNION CHURCH
cost this year will be only $1, and will But it should be mentioned—though | stumps.”
be used to pay the cook, buy the, jt ig with shame I do so—that ten Mountaineer: It s a bargain, but
wood, pay for lights, and other inci- times more Walnut Trees have been | you must first let me get my ‘crap’
dentals. destroyed by our ignorant pioneers, | off.”
All parents are urged to make a j who regarded the tree as a pest, than, And the story goes that a contract
special effort to let the children off > by the rapacious lumberman.
at this time. To tome of them it will
be all the vacation they will have and
Those early settlers cut down and
burned whole mountain sides of the
I feel that they are due these few!finest Black Walnut trees that ever
- *‘grew upon the earth, and all this
was drawn and signed, and the Yan
kee, out of the goodness of his heart
actually paM a dollar in cash to the
Prof. R. G. Hutchison will conduct
services at Union church Sunday, Au
gust 5th, at 11 a. m.
D. MONROE.
The State record for oat yields so
far this season is held by W. L. Mor
ris, of Cabarrus county, who freshed
out 110 bushels per acre witii a va-
r^'j|»ftm#9*S:edigreed No^n oats.
    

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