MOORE COUNTY’S leading news- weekly np XT Tj j. jn. Jj/ A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding VOL. 11, NO. 19. 1 KILLED. OTHERS HliRT AS SPIRES TRIP A. & R. CAR '">^CARTHAOE /lakeview MANUEY AeeftOE.E>4 # PINEBLUFF PILOT FIRST W NEWS AND ADVERTISING of the Sandhill Te^ ^ of North Carolina c. Aberdeen, North Carolina Friday, April 10, 1931. Xj; FIVE CENTS “Snowbair^ A Hero Lttle Black Dog Sounds Fire Alarm and Saves Vass Barber Shop “Snowball” is Neill Tucker’s lit tle black dog. Neill Tucker runs the barber shop in Vass. Piteous barking could be heard from the barber shop building last Thursday night around 11 oclock. Investigation revealed that “Snow ball” was doing his barkingest best to sound the fire alarm, and he suc ceeded. The building was ablaze in> side when the firemen arrived, and 3ut for ‘‘Snowball” the entire wood en structure would have been de stroyed. The flames were quickly conquered, thanks to the prompt response of the firemen and the adequate water supply. And thanks most of all to “Snow ball,” vv^ho was rescued, choking with smoke but otherwise unharm ed. Fatal Accident on Aberdeen & Rockfish Believed Caused By Disgruntled Negro VANCE BUNCE, 25, VICTIM One man was killed and five ser iously injured Wednesday as a work car on the Aberdeen & Rockfish rail road struck a spike which had been driven beside the rail eij;ht miles from Fayetteville, apparently with in tent to wreck the first train striking it. Vance Bunce, 25, of Cumberland county, died shortly after he was tak en to a Fayetteville hospital here. Al bert Allen, 55, section foreman of the railway was injured seriously. After an all-day search, officers of the law were without*a definite clue as to the identitfy of the person or T>ersons who drove three spikes be tween the rails near Clifton. Vance, assistant section foreman of the A. <fe R., was one of several men on a gasoline motor section car which was derailed. Blood hounds were taken to the scene shortly after the accident but failed to pick up a trail which would ^ive the officials a working clue. Sheriff N. H. McGeachy and mem- LOTT, BELL, VAN RYN ALSO bers of his force, aided by officials of the railroad from Aberdeen and j Frank X, Shields, New York youth Fayetteville worked all Wednesday ^vho many predict will wear the shoes OR the case. Some suspicion is direct- ^ Qf Tilden in the tennis world during ed toward a Negro living in the west- j next decade and who is already fm part of the county, and he may , 2 ranking player of the countiy, hte arrested. The three spikes were heads the big list of stars who begin NOT A CANDIDATE New Building Contracts Sound FOR COMMISSIONER, Death Knell for Unemployment SAYS CAVINESS Urges Re-election of Some of Present Board in Declining Nomination MAY MEAN 2d TICKET TENNIS STARS OF COUNTRY TO PLAY HERE NEXT WEEK W. D. Caviness, one of those nom inated for the Board of Town Com missioners of Aberdeen at the town meeting held last week, announces through The Pilot that it will be im possible for him to serve should be be elected, and calls for the re-nam ing of at least two of the present members of the board for another term. Mr. Caviness' statement follows: “I wish to say to the people of Aberdeen that conditions are such that I could not serve on the Town Board of Commissioners as Commis sioner if elected. Therefore, my name will not appear on the town ticket. I wish to say further that I think it would be a great mistake should we fail to re-elect at least two or three of the present board.” * Those nominated on Monday night Frank Shields, No. 2 in U. S. Ranking, Heads Big Delega tion for North and South Activity on Weymouth Heights, Knollwood and in Pimehurst ' Keep Hammers Poiinaing If the sound of the hammer is any | criterion, unemployment is doomed m the Sandhills. There are signs of building activities on all sides, and the contractor, the carpenter, the ma- 1 son, the hardware man and the lum ber man are smiling again. The sum- i mer bids fair to be a most active one locally. ' 1 Andrew I. Sherman, of Orchai’d Road, Southern Pines, has begun the , erection of a Dutch Colonial type dwelling on the northeast corner of | New Hampshire avenue and Ridge street, one of the most commanding j locations of the Weymouth Heights | section. The main structure will be j of stucco on hollow tile, 26 by 32 feet, two stories and will contain living j room, dining room, kitchen, den and sun parlor on the lower floor, and : four master bed rooms, three bath ^ and two servants’ rooms above. ^ The Paddock has let a contract with , E. V. Perkinson, Southern Pines con tractor, for an addition to the house ! and an additional building in its j group of stables. The house addition , calls for a wing to contain a large bedroom, bath and spacious closets. ' Out in Front Pour Sandhills Golfers Quali< fy in 1st Division in North and South Four Sandhills golfers qualified for the first sixteen in the 31st an nual North & South amateur golf tournament under way at the Pine- hurst Country Club this week, and at time of going toxpress, one of thes#, Richard Tufts, had surviv ed the first round of match play. He defeated another Sandhills youth, Richard Wilson of Southern Pines, in a thrilling match which went to the 20th hole. Halbert J. Blue, Knollwood star, who made the first division, was defeated in the first round by the well known George T. Dunlap of New York. The fourth Sandhillian to qualify, Edward L, Scofield of Pinehurst, was eliminated in the first round by T. Suffem Tailer of Newport, R. I. The tournament brought out one of the biggest fields in history. It winds up tomorrow. .ilWANIS TO HONOR MAN WHO’S DONE MOST FOR SECTION Will Present Annual Trophy at Pinehurst Country Club Tonight, Friday ANNUAL BALL FOLLOWS of last week were, in addition to Mr. Caviness, Frank D. Shamburger, John ^ The new building will contain a car- Sloan, J. Vance Rowe and H. W; I i-jage ^.oom, six box stalls, wash rooms Doub. The present commissioners are for cooling down horses after stren- M. M. Johnson, C. J. Johnson, John ' driven in between the T-irons of the track, where the rails joined. The first was broken off by the wheels of the car, but the second threw the small car from the rails. Officers of the railroad believe the spikes were placed in the track with malice, probably ’ a grudge against some of the section gang. A passen- jrer train would have passed the spot within three hours. The officials think, though, that the section car wa,s the object of the plot/ as any one in position to carry it out would Dune McLean, J. R. Page and G. C. Seymour Whether Mr. Caviness’ sujrgestion will result in another ticket in the field for members of the town board is not as yet known. No opposition has been heard publicly from other sources, and no one has been sug- HERBERT KENNEDY ELECTED WARDEN OF COUNTY HOME uou^ hours of hunting, a grooms’ clubroom and a heating plant on the main floor, with an apartment above for the stable manager and other a i* : " servants. The building will be ng ^hosen f^m ^Numerous Appll-I hurst, is chairman of the dance conk- The trophy annually awarded to the man or woman of Moore county ad judged to have done the most for the section during the previous year will be presented this evening on the occasion of the annual Kiwanis Club Ladies Night, to be held at 7:15 o’clock this evening, Friday, at the Pinehurst Country Club. To whoin the honor is to fall is nevtir announc ed in advance of the presentation, but it was stated yesterday that the presentation to whomsoever it may be will be made by Edwin T. Mc- Keithen of Aberdeen. Big plans have been made for Ladies Night and for the annual Ri- wanis Ball which is to follow. Norman C. Sheppard of Smithfield, lieutenant governor of this Kiwanis district, v/ill be the principal speaker, and an at tractive and entertaining program has been arranged in addition to Mr. Sheppard. Richard Tufts, president of the Kiwanis Club, will be master of ceremonies. The dance will start at 10:00 o'clock, directly after the Ladies’ Night festi-~ vities. James McNab, genial pro prietor of Pine Crest Inn in Pine^ the first round of the 13th annual-j United North and South Tennis tour- i nament on the courts of the Pinehutst ' Country Club next Monday morning. With him of the “First Ten” will I come George Lott, Berkeley Bell, John VanRyn, Clifford Sutter and Bryan j Grant. i The tournament runs through next. ■ week, and besides the men’s, singles ; i for the title won last year by John 1 Doeg, since crowned national cham- i Vow House Members Are Asking pion, there will be men’s doubles, I “Where Do We Go feet long" by 22 feet deep, and will be of hollow tile. Bradley Delehanty, New York architect, prepared the plaas, and IV^r. Perkinson has already cants To Succeed H. M. Caviness, Who Resigned REWARD FOR NICHOLSON gested as a candidate for Mayor to broken ground. run in opposition to Henry 'McCoy Blue, who was renominated for anoth- , 1 t- tt^ 1 x 1 , Near The Paddock, E. Webster er two years. The election will be ^^ ^ t 1 Knight, 2d, of Providence, R. I., has held in May. . ^ ^ mittee and has secured a big time orchestra for the occasion. Tickets have been going like hot cakes, and the affair is destined to be one of the biggest social events of the year. The proceeds of the dance are to g'o to the Moore County Educational Foundation. Senate Vetoes Sales and Luxury Taxes women’s singles and women’s dou- From Here?” know the section gang passed before ^les. The entry list for the womens the train. events contains the names of the “Where do we go from here?” Bunce was fatally injured, Albert |country’s leading players, among them 1 lyieiyjbers of the House are asking at Allen, 55, was seriously hurt and sev- Marjory Sachs, Mrs, Jessup, Mrs. ! j^^leigh, as a result of the Senate’s | horses already here and has every- eral other section men painfully cut j y^nRyn, formerly Marjory Gladman, ' i-efusal Wednesday to place the Hins- I thing in readiness for the coach-and and bruised, when the motor car: ^nd the Misses Anderson, Rice and : j^xury tax in the revenue bill ' struck the spike and jumped the Cross, to mention only a few. ; following close upon its refusal to track while they were going to work. , Xwo members of the Canadian 1 accept the general sales tax. Bunce died a few hours later in the ■ j)avis Cup team will be here for the | The General Assemhlv passed the Highsmith Hospital from a severe ; tourament. Dr. Wright and Marcel | McLean law in its early days and injury to his skull. Allen, the section ^ Rainville. The University of North conceded that some form of sales tax foreman, is in the Pittman HospitaL | Carolina is sending a sturdy delega-| j.^ ^^ise the nine million dollars Bunce was 25, he leaves a v/ife, j ^jon headed by Bryan Grant, nation- : ^ year must be enacted if the act is fermerly Miss Annie May Ellis, and clay court champion and No. 10 .j-q carried out. The House first refused the Hin- The Board of County Commissioners met on Monday in regular session with all members of the old board pres ent. T, Frank Cameron, one of the practically completed his extensive members appointed by the Gen- improvements to the old W alter Ma- Assembly of the state, was pres pies Place. The house has been com- ' ^nt. pletely renovated, with a cellar and Herbert Kennedy was elected war- heating plant, new roof, new floors Qf County Home effective Ap- and new paint. The barn on the prop- I rii 2I, 1931 at a salary of $100 per erty has been made over into an at- month for a period ending December tmctive stable for Mr. Knight’s ^ 3]^ 1931. Mr. Kennedy was chosen coach horses and hunters, and a fi*om a number of applicants. He suc- coach house added on additional land j ceeds H. M. Caviness, who with his just purchased by Mr. Knight from j wife, has managed the home so ef- morning and in the afternoon, The Paddock. Mr. Knight has some ^ ficiently for some time. Mr. Caviness the most inpressive Ramage Memorial Pipe Organ is Dedicated Easter Services at Pinehurst Church-Featured by An nouncement of Donor The Easter services in the Com-' munitv Church at Pinehurst Sun- two small children. His home in Seventy-First Township. was Donald A. Sets New World Track Record in the U. S. ranking. The others in clude Wilmer Hines, national junior singles and doubles champion, Edgar Yeomans, H. H. Handlin, Philip Lis- kin, L. C. W^'right, E. K. Graham, Jr., Lucas Abels ^and Robert Lovill, Jr. * four which he proposes to bring to the Sandhills early in the fall. He spent last week here with Mrs. Knight and their children, stopping at the Park View Hotel. Mrs. Knight is a daughter of Vice Charles Curtis. There are rumors of other build ing activities in the making in The Paddock section of Weymouth, but dale plan and then passed the Day measure, which wouid levy a one per were tne mosi inpressive yet held tendered his resignation, giving as recently completed building, his reason ill health. morning service the beautitul It was ordered that the county of- ‘ \eolian pipe organ given by Mr, and fer $100 reward for the arrest of gamuel Young Ramage, in lov- John Nicholson upon the condition j-j^emory of their son, Lieut. Al- that the State supplement this with 1 Ramage, was dedicat^‘1, a like amount and that the family of names of the donors made pub- Piesident Little, deceased, also give an ad- ^ first 'time. A feature of ditional $100, Little was killed near 1 service was the organ soio, White Hill several months ago, Yendeved by Robert The following were allowed support: . Ro^,,,ell, At five o’clock in the after- Mrs. Lizzie Allred, Sheffields town- 3^ communion service v/as held, ship, $15 per month for April, May the pulpit furniture and communion tables jiiven bv Mr. and Mrs. John Martin Jamison in lovmg 1 ot es Riice, However, to Coolidge of the Pine Needles Stable in Third Heat nothing ready for announcement. In other quarters of the Sandhills ; and June, 1931; Mrs. Nancy Williams, cent tax on the gross sales of the re- ! things are moving along. There are who has formerly received $5 per tail merchants and sent the bill to a number of important deals pending month, was allow^ed an additional $5 the Senate. It was expected the House | in Pinehurst. This week will mark the ; for the month of April; Mrs. Ray- would adopt the Hinsdale plan if: completion of the Reed-Biddle-Hurd Dr. Philip Hawk, president of the j Senate refused the Day plan, and , building in the heart of town. Paul Metropolita/n Tennis Association in ^^e Senate has refused both. The ' Dana moved into the new building New York City, and his wife, also a ^.emaining alternative which has been this week and has a fine suite of of- star of the courts, have sent in their j^gntioned for school support, barring , fices on the second floor. Reynolds entries. Others of note coming include j reconsideration of the vote on one | Wilson, artist, is occupying another | receiving. Percy Kynaston, Harvey Lake, Ells- j other of the sales tax suite, and there is said to be a demand ^ The names of W. M. Barber and worth Vines and George Hamill. .measures, is aji increase in the equal- for every inch of space in this attrac-,; Adeline W’'illiams were removed from As usual, this year’s Pinehurst r fund This would nullify the | tive structure. An addition is already i the list of those receiving support ' from the county, week mond Baber and Mrs. A. C. Seawell, $7.50 each for the months of Ap ril, May and June; Lacy McDonald, art increase of $5, making $15 per month instead of $10 as he has been Three heats were necesary to de cide the winner of the first annual r>ogwood trot, the feature harness l^orse race on the program of the Pine hurst Matinee club Wednesday. Cool- I tournament will count largely in the McLean law. - ^ planned for next year, idge, in the Pine Needles stables here,; selection of the American Davis Cup ^ conceded that the vote 1 It is expected that another won the second heat to make a dead ^ team, and officials of the national Senate would be close about see the completion of the heat with Donald A. of the Duquesne , tennis association will be here to opponents - of the sales tax j carpenter work on the fine “Home- stable of Pittsburgh. In the third | watch the performance of such men ^ anticipated support of Senators * wood” building at Knollwood. This heat Coolidge won. Donald A. covered | as Van Ryn, Shields, Lott, Bell, Sut- ^nd Harmon, the two Republi- ■ house has steadily developed fresh in- -he first heat for a world record of , ter and Bryan Grant, all candidates j members. i:;7 1-4. I for the honor of attempting to wiest 1 Unexpectedly they voted “aye”. Results: First annual Apple Bios- ! the coveted trophy from France this j — J'om Class, one mile—Donna Volo Pet- | summer. er, T. S. Wheeler, New York, ran 1 — exhibition to lower his own record of WATSONS TO GIVE PIONEER 2:10 1-4 to 2:9. PARTY AT NEW LOG HOUSE First annual Dogwood Trot—Cool- | ■ idge, Pine Needles Stable, 2, 1, 1;' John Warren Watson and Richard ; which spent the season at The Pad- ^^onald A, Duquesne stable, 1, 2, 2. | A. Watson of Philadelphia have is-. dock were shipped north to Millbrook, paneling, the knots left in the wood Times 2:7 1-4, 2:8 3-4, 2:9 1-2. memory of their son, John Martin Jamison, Jr. The Rev. T. A. Cheat ham assisted the pastor, the Rev. Murdoch McLeod in this sei’vi.e. Friends and members of the Cv.iv- munity Church are deeply apprecia tive of these large gifts. ‘DANCE ON MONDAY NIGHT FOR ST. ANTHONY CHURCH HUNTERS SHIPPED NORTH AFTER BUSY SEASON HERE The Thorndale Stables horses terest with each successive step m its construction until it has now reach ed such a stage that its excellent char acteristics can be fully appreciated. Individual features are showing up in . fine form. One of the striking novel ties is the perfect imitation of Col onial construction as shown in one room which is finished in natural pine Legion to Give Dance For Hospital Benefit The dance to be given next Mon day night, April 13th at the South ern Pines Country Club for the ben efit of St. Anthony’s Church promises to be a big success. There is a gen- Proceeds to be Used for Starting eral interest among: all the people in Endowment Fund for the community to help Father Me- Institution Devitt is raising funds* by this means for the benefit of the church. Sandhill Post, No. 134, American The general committee for an’ange- Legion, will give a dance at the Pine- ments has among its members Mrs. W. hurst Country Club on Friday evening, \ C. Mudgett, Mrs, N, F. W ilson, Mrs. April 17th from 10 to 2 o’clock, the H. C, Vetterlein, Mrs. Frank Harring- proceeds to be used to start an en- ton, Mrs. John Barron, Miss Emily dowment fund for the Moore County Mcxy Wilson, Miss Ruby Taft, Miss sued invitations for a Pioneer Par-' New York, yesterday. Ten hunters, | exposed, as the old timers did a bun- Hospital. Tickets will be three dol- Alice Wolff, Miss Margaret Wolff, First annual Golden Bell Class— | ty to be given at their log house on , the property of Mrs. Landon K. ^ dred years ago. But the mill work on Wd Carville, W. H. Watt, Orange, j W^atson’s Lake tonight, Friday. : Thorne and Mrs. Lawrence B, Smith, | that paneling is the work of artists. N. N., 1. 1; Catherine N., George R. Norris, Salem, N, Y., 2, 2. Time 2:13 1-2 and 2:13 1-4. Amateur rider ev^ts: Tplting— John Bunn, Asheville, N. C., winner. Overall race: John Bunn, winner. Potato race, team of Jackie Sweet- ser, N. Y., winners. Judging from the ^ invitations it were here for the entire hunting seas on of the Moore County Hounds at Southern Pines, and a number of them shown ih the Pinehurst Horse Show, one of which, Wyoming, won should be a good party. They read: “Wear your old trail kit and get your wagon within the stockade promptly at six-thirty. Leave at home your guns, riding habits and | the championship for hunters. Mrs. hob nails. Frontier food, maddening j Thome and Mrs. Smith plan to re- music* and glarorous dancing girls.” 1 turn again next season., The finish will be in natural color, the knots ingeniously conspicuous, along with the magnificent ^ain of the wood,, which the native pines display in unusual prominence. Throughout the building the wood carving and in- (Please turn to Page 8) lars. Big plans are being made fori Jerry Healy, Dr. G. G. Herr and Wil- the event by the Legion members, ’ liam Ammaismier. among the numbers on the program ; The floor committee is in charge being a costume dance for which three of Dante Montesanti. The Club Sky- prizes are to be offered. line and Lovejoy’s orchestra will fur- The Sandhill post will have a meet- j nish music for dancing from nine un- ing at 8 o'clock on Tuesday evening, j til one. Tickets are one dollar. April 14th, at the Civic Club in South- , — em Pines to make final arrangements | Dr. and Mrs. B. vonHerff are at for the party, and other business. | the Jefferson Inn.