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Aberdeen, North Carolina
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THE PILOT, a Paper With rhgracter. Aberdeen, North Carolina^
Friday, April ip.
It is somewhat ancient history,
that first trip Leonard Tufts
made in an automobile from
Pinehurst to Raleigh. The first
day he approached close enough
to Sanford to get to a hotel and
stay there all night. The second
day he made a fair relay toward
Raleigh, and by the help of a
train reached a hotel somewhere
along the line. And if the page
of history is not too much for
gotten he came to Raleigh along
about the evening of the third
day. But it is so long ago, and
history fades to such an extent,
that this tradition is now pass
ed along about as it is remem
bered by him that got it from
Mr. Tufts, and handed it down
■ as history is saved.
Yet the automobile is not as
old as the hills which the Arkan
sas hill billy told the traveler
'‘was there when I come.'' Even
now the flying machine is in
no way as much of a curiosity
as the automobile twenty years
ago. Thenty years from now the
plane will be tied up to every
hitching post along the streets,
and Henry Ford long ago took
out his insurance policy by
building a factory to build fly
ing machines. When a small
bunch of men a few years ago
gathered in the town building in
Southern Pines and hatched up
a project to build an air port
near the town it seemed about
a? visionary as when old Cap
tain Noah began to cut logs to
build his famous ark. Today the
airport, four or five miles north
of town, is the port of entry for
the Sandh'ills, and tomorrow the
old Seals road and the old Pee-
dee road will be among the
main thoroughfares of lower
Moore county. They will be
roads to the chief terminal in
this section, and one prophet as
visionary as Noah himself is al
ready proposing a landing place
in his o'vn propertv closer to the
town where he will have a place
to drop down in his own small
plane when he comes over from
tl^e North or South in one of
the bier through planes that will
care for oreneral long-distance
business. A bold gazer into the
immediate future says that in
a few years more every fhan
who buvs a piece of ground will
insist that it shall have an acre
or so for a drop landing in one
of these gyroscope small planes
that can rise or descend on a
.«mall space without a runway,
end that a home without a land
ing field will be as antiquated as
a home without a garage is now.
Some of you younger folks do
not remember when Cyrus Field
laid the Atlantic cable that con
nected America and England by
telegraph. The knowing ones
.suggested that Field better hang
himself wath his cable. But he
was foolish enough to go ahead
and start a movement that has
covered the bottom of the seven
seas with cables that reach from
every corner of the globe to the
other. Men are yet living who
remember clearly when the cable
was finally securely tied in and
made to begin that wonderful
work which has been one of the
most remarkable agencies of uni
versal tying together all man
kind the world has ever known.
All these things are things of
the life-time of men yet living,
3^et they are not the end. They
are only the suggestion. A little
longer and the aiiiDort will be
the site of the tenninal of a
great traffic. It will be an agent
that will be of incalculable influ-
^ ence in the further expansion of
this section. Probably in anoth
er half dozen years the Sand
hills will be about a three or four
hour journey from New York,
and maybe nothing like that far.
When old Lauchlin Bethune,
sleeping the sleep of the faith
ful in Bethesda church yard,
made his journey to Washing
ton to attend Congress, of which'
he was a member from this dis
trict, he put in weeks on the
road. Possibly the man who goes
there a dozen years from now
will come home nights and go
back in the morning. We are
moving closer to all the universe
every day. That is one of the
most important things to re
member in connection with the
desirability of a home or loca
tion in Moore county. And be
cause the airport is the port of
entry is why it must have the
broadest recognition as a fac
tor in the future fortunes of
this developing community.
ket in Manchester, England, sell
ing under American prices, the
ducts in 1927, the last year in
which a previous census of man-
significance of which is that be- ufacturers was taken. We did not
fore the world war Russia im-1 complain of hard times in 1927,
ported from the United States land if manufactures last year
about 845,000 bales of cotton an-1 exceeded 1927 by 13 per cent
nually. Four years ago the Unit-! the situation now cannot be so
ed States sold the Soviets half
a million bales. Since then Rus
sian sales of American cotton
bad a& it might be if we were
down as low as 1927.
The totals paid in wages
have gone into the dumps. Rus-1 amounted to almost $200,000,-
sia is making cotton for her I 000, which is also more than in
The project of the Farm Re
lief Board to relieve the farmer
by buying wheat at an abnor
mal or fiat price and hold it in
the hope of stabilizing prices
above the figure the market will
make has flopped. The board has
announced that it wall buy no
more wheat. It has learned itsjport next year,
lesson by the simple process of
burned fingers, which is the way
the children discover that the
stove is hot. It was supposed by
the older folks that the exper
ience with coffee had taught
Brazil that valorization will
bum fingers, and that rubber
in its vagaries had taught the
British that jugg'ling with
I prices in the face of natural
laws will burn fingers, and that
Cuba in its contacts with ’the su
gar market, and the attempt to
make artificial prices in the face
mills, raising a surplus to sell
other Eu;'opean countries, and
from her cotton mills is selling
finished products to other coun
tries. This year Russia is plant
ing 4,400,000 acres of cotton, as
against 2,700,000 last year. Pro
duction has increased from 41,-
000 bales in 1921 to 1,900,000
bales last year with the expecta
tion of a crop of 43,500,000 bales
this year and a bigger one next
year. Russia needs about 2,000,-
000 bales for her home uses, so
will have for export in one form
or another 1,500,000 bales this
year, with a probably bigger ex-
1927, when we did not complain
much. Materials cost $590,000,-
000 much of the supply coming
from local sources^ as cotton,
lumber, etc., while fuel and
electric current originating in
the state contributed still more
to state income. Railroad men
earned money haulng the prod
ucts, and various lines of indus
try were occupied.
While we assume that indus
try has been given a jolt by the
conditions that have existed the
fact seems to be that if we com-
talk in praise of “athletics” they are
using the old Greek word “athletikos”
meaning “a combatant for a prize**
one who participated in contests
employed “to test endurance and
strength with an especial regard to
These old Olympic contests, dating
from 776 B. C., were not held for the
amusement of the spectators but were
highly organized forms of military
training, employing implements of
war, for the building of sturdy bodie.
and the development of manly vir
tues.—Charlotte Observer.
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New York Stock Exchansre
Pittsburg^h Stock Exchange
Main Office
39 Broadway, New York City
Telephones: Southern Pines 6751—Pinehurst 3821
Russia is nationalizing farm
ing in a large way, building mod
em farm machinery with which
to operate the farms, and build-
pare things with any year more; g
than two or three years back j
of us the present activity is |
much to be appreciated. The ! S
farm is hit the hardest, and it | g
has slipped back more than the | g
factory in the recent past. Yet i g
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ing the most complete factories . when the farm figures are gr.^in ; g
in which to build the machinery. | out by the census department :t i g
is likely that the total value of i H
farm products will compare fav-1 S
orably with nearly every year|«
that has gone by. |g
Possibly if we forget about I g
making uses of the modern | our increased wants and try to j g
methods and will have its share | bear in mind that it is not alto- i g
of the world trade. The North | gether our lack of production in | g
The Russian farm is in the
world field of production with a
wheat and cotton crop that must
be watched by the American far
mer in the future, for Russia is
Carolina farmer can figure out
of a great production beyond j his own policy n regard to cot-
what people would buy at ab-
nbrmal prices would permit
folks with the assumed intelli
gence of American business men,
to know that fire will burn fin-
j gers. But we had to put our
1 hands on the hot stove, just like
! the others, and see for ourselves.
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I Now' w^e know. We have found
1 that we cannot lift ourselves by
our boot straps and a disgusted
ton, and now is the time to fig
ure for this year, for next fall
may be too late.
sufficient quantity, but our de- j H
sire to be able to buy the things : |j
that three or four or five years | g
ago did not figure at all in our | g
needs we will find that we are ^
not in such a fierce plight after
all. Like enough we are going
to once more adjust our needs to H
our incomes and find that the! g
A report from the Census Bu-1 world is not gone to the dogs i H
reau gives the value of man ufac-1 even in doing it. It is hard to jg
tures in this state for 1930, the | break a great institution like i g
A Low Price For Such Smartness
Ev^ery woman who knows the high priced charac
teristics of chic, taste and good quality will be thrilled
to find these dresses. For you never saw anything quite
as good lookng, as utterly smart as the dresses in this
low priced group.
Styles For Everybody
Aberdeen, ' North Carolina
Pinehurst, North Carolina
April 3, 1931
total reaching $1,301,319,00,
farm board tosses the whole ab-1 which is 13 per cent more than
surdity into the junk pile. The; the value of manufactured pro-
scraps will dot the road side i
with the rest of the accumula
tion that progressive humanity ;
throws out from ‘ day to day in ;
its cut and try policies and w^e !
will tackle some other chimeri
cal schemes, for that is the way
we have all learned since we
first began to lean on a chair
to walk.
your Uncle Sam’s factories and; g
farms if we all dig in and have g
the nerve to carry through. ^
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The boys at Raleigh are seriously crop. Prices last year wero profita-
^ ! considering adoption of the old slo- ble generally. The plants have made
gan, “Out of the trenches by Christ- a right good growth, and as the
mas.” weather has been propitious the ex-
pectation is for a yield and quality ! g
A lot of them who drove their should bring good prices.
Paul Dana announces the removal of his offices to
Second Floor of the new Village Court Building, Pine
hurst, North Carolina.
A fireproof vault for the safe keeping of valuable
records and files is provided, also other improved fa
cilities for rendering Auditing, Accounting and Gen
eral Tax Services.
a very positive way about deal-1 t’’® Capitol have got to walk abundant crop set If ^
ing with a pegged market i home. They had to sell the fliv- abundant crop set. If tiosts do
i tl^e ri”4, of wheat arfrunnin^ I *>«•
,tne rners ol w neat are running temperature the peach men look for
i over their banks he stands bv i „ ,
1 1 ^ >ield as large as the trees can com-
iand with his peck measure he. Fifty thousand braved last Satur- fortablv carrv
! catches what he W^ants W^here he | day night’s rain to attend the Mora- ‘ ' ’
I can get it with the least outlay. | van services in the old cemetery at
I World supply makes world | Salem. “Worst night for the services
prices, W’hile world supply of in my memory, and I’ve attended for
other things that may be sub- ■ many long years,” former Mayor
stituted helps along to play into “Jim Hanes” of W'instor Salem told
tV.e hand of the man that buys, j us.
The skeletons of those geniuses i
who have tried at times to cor
ner the wheat market lie too!.
Notary Public
Public Stenographer
The folks who own land out near
Fort Bragg where the fire burned
over the country a week ago Sun
day say they are glad the thing is ! g
over. They argue that sooner or later 1
’ the accumulating rubbish on the I tt
ground was certain to catch fire, and i H
We learned on the best authority with the wind favorable when it; u
Con.«pkuou.si7along“the roadlo^'" other day the fire swept over j H
indicate thk wheat or any'•'.smg smce the b.g $.50,000 the unsettled land and did little or »
Other thing can be cornered. launched. But what a no damage. The pine trees do notjg
even by a farm board with all' contestants are more anxious seem to have suffered any and with |»
the power of the federal treas-Ithe. $50,000? the gi-ass g<,ne next fall will see a|H
ury. Always the individual con-!
sumer, the buyer, has the last'
good field for the hunt.
Homes and Lots
For Sale
I have a very fine selection of various
properties in and around Southern Pines
for sale. Now is the time to buy or build.
Southern Pines, North Carolina
Dewberry folks are sufficiently en-
word in price fixing, and he uses ' ^^uraged by the outlook to be tying Sim Pogle says now that Easter is
it, even in the case of a short- | vines and making ready for over he isn't saying a word to any
age of production. He cannot be j they so far hope will be a good of his hens that want to set.
crowded, for he has the alterna- i
tive of reducing his needs and
his consumption of commodities.
That is the trouble with all
attempts at inflation of prices
in anything. The buyer is a free |
lance, subject to no rules^ of de- Every new development concern-
sire on the part of the price fix- ing operation of the Duke Endow-
er, and he is a murderous factor ment increases public admiration for developing National character,
when he is crowded to the j that institution. One important fact idea is that even if unbroken peace
ropes. The buyer has everything just come out is that the hospitals * ' ~
in the two Carolinas are now treating
declaration of Assistant Secretary of
War Payne, to the effect that mili
tary training is essential in times of
peace for the particular purpose of
in his hands, and the only bait
that gets his money is good
goods and fair price as compar
ed with prices prevailing else
where in open market.
It is easy to laugh at things
we do not know well enough to
appreciate. In this class has been
the Soviet development in Rus
sia. But from time to time re
liable information comes out of
Russia which is persuading the
observing people that Russia is
were assured, the United States
would need the military training
considerably more than 1,000 charity school “more than ever.” He main-
patients a day in excess of the num-j tained that if we were-assured that
ber treated during 1924, a disclos-, this earth of ours'' had been trans-
ure that must impress the public with ' formed over-night from a competi-
the progressive growth of this mag- tive to a non-competitive world were
nificent benevolence. It is to be re- we thus assured of unbroken peace
membered, also, that when aid from j we would still need the military school
the Duke Endowment became avail- in this country today more than ever
able to all of the hospitals in North ! before in our history. Thousands of
Carolina and South Carolina for both parents show their appreciaion of this
white and colored, they are ‘'not op- fact by sending their sons to mili-
erated for private gain.” Analysis tary schools in ever-increasing num-
of the figures of the Hospital Sec- bers.
tion makes a further interesting dis- They want their boys educated in
closure. It is to the effect i:hat dur- all the primary elements of their be-
to be reckoned with in the fu- ing the past year as many as 714,453 ings. By this he meant the heart, body
ture, and beginning right now. days of “free treatment” wera given mind and soul. If anyone holds that
Hei e in North Carolina we are in the hospitals of the two States, as the body is not a primary element erf
Obliged to face a Sltuaton that is compared with 606,049 days of free the human being he should try doing
strikingly pertinent, for Russia, treatment during the year 1929. The without it for a time. The military
is not only well e^ablished in I wonder of the Duke Endowment grows school educates this element, the body
1 year's disclosures.—Char- for example, through military drill’
Great Britain in its export mar- lotte Observer. and other physical exercises,
kets, but It IS now entering South Those who throw up their hand, in
w S proaucers nave | seasons’ tickets to
the field. But to bring the I Davidson and other colleges that. support football and other athletics
i Rus-; maintain a system of “military train- at some college, he rebuked, are, to
^ xc s . abhshing a cotton mar- mg ’ must be encouraged by the recent ^ say the least, inconsistent. Then they
Repoj-t of the Condition of the
at Pinehurst, North Carolina, to the Corporation Commission
At the Close of Business on the 25th Day of March, 1931.
Loans and Discounts : $625,401.13
Overdrafts 117.01
United States Bonds 150.00
All Other Stocks and Bonds 110,500.00
Banking House - 75,000.00
Furniture and Fixtures 8,850.00
Cash in Vault and Amounts Due from Approved Depository
Banks 205,961.08
Checks for Clearing and Transit Items - 10.00
Other Real Estate 1,013.09
Total - - - ....$927,002.31
Capital Stock Paid In 100,000.00
Surplus Fund 33,000.00
Undivided Profits (Net Amount) 8,957.91
Other Deposits Subject to Check 507,365.27
Other Deposits Secured by a Pledge of Assets or Depository Bond 20,356.48
Cashiers Checks Outstanding ..1 853.05
Time Certificates of Deposit (Due on or After 30 Days) 2.100.00
Savings Deposits (Due on or After 30 Days) 254,369.60
Total . 927,022.31
B. U. Richardson, Cashier, O. H. Stutts, Director, and F. W. Von Cannon,
Diiector of the Bank of Pinehurst, each personally appeared before me this
day, and, being duly sworn, each for himself, says that the foregoing report
is true to the best of his knowledge and belief.
Sworn to and subscribed before me this the
7th day of April, 1931. Cashier.
N f P KT Director.
My commi.,sio„ expires December Tmi. VONOANNON,
* Director.

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