A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 14, NO. 6.
^*1^ ^kXARTHAOB V
FIRST IN NEWS,
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina, Friday, January 5, 1934.
FOR EXTENSION OF
State and Federal Aut'horities
Place O. K. on Plan to
Employ 125 Men
Attractive Knollwood Residence Sold
80 NOW AT WORK HERE
Plans of Paul M. Van Camp, civil
engineer for the extension of sewer
lines in the northeastern section of
Southern Pines, involving an expen
diture of $25,000 from CWA funds |
and the employment of 125 men has |
been approved by State and federal,
agencies, it was reported this week.
The work is expected to get under
way in the near future. This is the
largest CWA project yet approved for
Eighty men are ‘"now at work on
OWA projects in and about South
ern Pines, according to a report this
week from E. W. Reinecke, in charge
of relief measures here.
Five painters are engaged on the
Southern Pines school buildings, both
white and colored schools.
Ten men are employed on the
grounds of the colored school, improv
ing and planting the grounds. When
completed they will go to work im
proving the Southern Pines base
ball grounds, owned by the School
Thirty men are at work on High
LOAN OF $42,000
FOR WATER WORKS
APPROVED BY U. S.
PWA Grants Project for New
Tank, Extension to Mains
and Sewage Beds
BETl'ER FIRE PROTECTION
Word was received here last night
by Postmaster P. Frank Buchan,
from the office of Senator Bailey in
Washington that the loan of .$42,000
to Southern Pines had been approv
ed. This is a Public Works Adminis-
Relief DirJVx; in County
Incompeteni,'^c> *;s Former
Assistant in bitter Attack
William V. Carter, Jr., Demoted,
Then Dismissed by Miss Head,
The Pilot does not look upon
the statement of William V. Car
ter, Jr., published today, as
merely the disgruntled ranting
REPORTS BIG DEFICIT
Attractive Knollwood Residence
Purchased by New York Attorney
Renewed Interest Stimulated in!
That Section by Sale on
January Final Month to Pay
Your County Taxes
The attention of taxpayers of the
county is called to the fact that
January is the la^t month in which
taxes may be paid at rai'- With the
coming of February a penalty of
one-half cent on the dollar will be
added and the penalty will increase
each month thereafter.
li.v Hion H. Butler
One of the most comforting bits
of news of recent date is the an
nouncement of ‘■'le sale of the at
tractive brick house at Knollwood
built two years ago by C. L. Austin
on Crest road at the corner of Swoope
drive, to Millard F. Tompkins of the
Kew York law fimi of Tompkins,
way No. 1 between Swett’.s property i Tompkins. While the house
near Niagara and the Aberdeen city built about two years ago it was
limits. They are removing dead pine j '''ever occupied.
trees and replacing them with live ; It is a modern structure with ain-
ones, and also planting dogwoods in ' pie room, servants’ (luarlers, gai'uge,
clumps at various intervals. Between ' and a desii'able location on one of
2,000 and 3,000 have already been Uhe highest sites in the aandhills.
planted. • I Neighbors are Mr. Beckwith’s fine big
Thirty-five men arc working on the I “Homewood,” the Fownes home, Her-
road leading from U. S. No. 1 just! bert Vail’.s Spanish house, Halbert
south of the Southern Pines city ' Blue’s interesting building, the Neid-
line to Pine Crest Manor, Dr. J. W.! ich home, while close by are many
Dickie's r.anatorium. This road is | other pleasing home creations. This Ten Students Required for Or-
practically completed as far as Dr. iittractive setting appealed to Mr. jij^iini/ing Classes Linder Fed
Tompkins and his family and they
closed the deal which gives them the
property without much hesitation or
debate after they saw the alluring
features that Knollwood has to offer.
In a communication received by
of a di.scharged employe. If it \\ilham \. Car-
did, space would not be given ter, Jr., of Carthage, dismissed on
it in this issue. I January 1st from his position as
For some ^ime there has been bookkeeper in the Moore County Re-
tration loan which was asked for | a smouldering fire of dissatis- lief Office, a position to which he
some time ago. faction throughout the countv „ j . a f a ■ 4. r»-
T, iu J- II • -i-i i. 1 • • i ‘ had been demoted from Assistant Di-
it covers the following projects: with the present admmistration
$12,000 to replace ok’ wooden tank I of relief, and The Pilot believes
on Weymouth Heights, 35 years old I that the matter should be
and condemned. j brought into the open. It be-
sio,ooo for water main extensions j lieves that in the publication of
and six-inch lines to replace smaller! Mr. Carter’s letter it is perform-
pipe, for better fire protection and , ing a public service.
more hydrants, covering sections of j jt believes that a fair and un-
of the city not now adequately cover- j investigation of the dis-
ed in the event of large fires. | pensing of relief in Moore coun-
.?20,000 for enlarging the sewer- [y should be promptly made.
Vast sums of public money—
your money—are being distri
buted and expended throughout: si.Minn
the section. It should be the
public’s interest to sefe that
age disposal beds and improving the
entire sewerage disposal system.
The new water mains will run out
Connecticut avenue to Highland Road
and up Highland Road to Oldfield
Road. Also down Morganton Road , • j- ■
V 11 D 1. * , these public funds are judicious-
troin \ alley Road to May Stret, and i,, i ^ i.
, , I r , ,ly and Wisely used for the great-
also alontr Indiana avenue. Much of j i
also along Indiana avenue. Much of j
tills territory, bunded uj) with fine
homes during the past few years, is
at present without .adequate pro
tection in case of fire, and many new
Failure in the proper distri-
rector of Relief upon the arrival in
the county of Miss Elizabeth Head to
assume the directorship, Mr. Carter
attacks Miss Head and the manage
ment and operation of relief distri
bution in the county, stressing the
1. Miss Head, an outsider, is thor-
ly unfamiliar with county conditions.
2. In her first month half of the
relief money was spent for books and
3. Accounts showed a deficit of
second month, still
greater after third month.
OtTier charges include incompen-
tency, favoritism and playing politics.
Mr. Carter’s letter reads:
Mr. Carter’s Statement
I feel it my duty to inform tho cit-
Dickie’s but is to be continued along
the route of the old Pee Dee rond to
its junction with Bethesda Road,
skirting Powell’s Pond.
The construction of several shuffle-
board courts has been approved as
a OWA project and the Board of
Commissioners of Southern Pines au
thorized the use of the Town Park
for these courts at its meeting Wed-
8 TEACHERS FOR
eral Relief Program
PAY IS $12.50 WEEKLY
hydrants will b« provided along the ReC0\ei>.
route of the new mains.
Thistle Club Starts
Will Have Weekly Golf Tourna
ments, Bridge Parties and
Teas at Country Club
butiou of these funds spells fail-, izenrof MooV Co^intv o^
ure to President’s Roosevelt’s machinery of tlie Federal Relief Of-
! fice in Moore County, since the pres-
! ent director has been in office.
' One of the most abviously crude
Civic Club Plans Two methods was employed to place her
4-* „ n*- X* present position. She was
interesting' Meetings thrust upon the people of Moore
. County without their knowledge or
Will Discuss Taxes or. Jan. 12th If underhand methods had
not been employed, I feel sure she
would not have been allowed to re
and Cuba and the West
Indies Jan. 19th
Of the allottment of 900 teachers
Mr. Tompkins has been a visitor at the and a monthly budget of ^4.’5,000 made
Pine Needles Inn and at the High- by the Federal Government to North
land Pines in Southern Pines. The Carolina in the Emergency Relief in
family arrives from New York this I'iducation, Moore county s quota is
week to take possession and make seven teachers for the rural districts
nesday night. Removal of the city I their winter home in the new house, for the Southern Pines spec-
jail from its present location on Ben
nett street has not as yet been approv
ed, nor has the construction of benches
for parkways. The removal of the old
Manly school building from Manly to
a site near the Southern Pines school
has not as yet been approved, nor
has the completion of the tennis
courts on the school grounds.
Church Friends Honor
Rev. Murdoch McLeod
They 'plan schrfi improvements on charter district, according to in
the property in the way of an addi- formation received by County Super-
tion of terraces, the planting of intendent, H. Lee Thomas,
shrubbery and other touches that will Arrangements have already been
embellish that corner of Knollwood. made for classes in Cameron, Carthage
Knollw<M)d Well Occupicd , ««<! Jackson Springs, and Mr. Thom-
This sale was made by R. F. Potts doping that classes will be or-
of Southern Pines, and awakens a other communities m or-
new interest in the Knollwood section, quota o teac eis
which has been a little quiet since the employed. Any who are in-
depression came along. But the pur- t«*'e®ted in organizing c asses m their
chase of the fine place draws new communities should make application
■ i.u i J- i- . • u to Mr. Thomas at once. As many as
attention in that direction, which is • . , -
, ten adult students are required for
also emphasized further by the fact . , '
that about everything in Knollwood o'K^nizing.
is occupied this winter by owners or Training classes for Lniergency Re
winter tenants. Talk is also heard of Ecucation will be held from
other transactions in prospect over January 8 to 19th and courses in adult
that way. It is intimated that anoth- education will be given. To be admitt-
er new house is on the schedule if ® training class, a teacher
things work out according to the should show that his or her applica-
tion has been approved ty the State
Mr. Potts came from New York to Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Pinehurst ten years ago and liked the teachers desiring employment
climate of the Sandhills. Five years Emergency Relief in Educa-
ago he came to Southern Pines, and in should proceed as follows:
1929 built the house opposite Tom 1. RegiBter with the local re-em-
Kelleys home. This was followed by ployment office. 2. Have the appli-
the Herr house and last year by the cation blank signed, Form ERE-2, by
Show Their Appreciation of His
‘ Decision to Remain at
An lii^suaWy delightful occasion
wa« the appreciation party tendered
The Rev. and Mrs. W. M. McLeLcd at
the Pinehurst Community Church of
which Mr. McLeod is pastor on Wed-
nesday'night of last week. The pre
ceding Sunday, Mr. McLeod had an
nounced to the congregation his de
cision to remain in Pinehurst; a de
cision his people had awaited with
genuine anxiety, realizing that if he
stayed it meant a great sacrifice of
the material things of life and a : house now owned by Walter T. Ives the local Director of Relief and the
great love for the work and people I county or city Superintendent of Pub-
in Pinehurst. (Please turn to page 8) i He Instruction.
The party was given in the church! ~ | Teachers approved will draw the
parlors. Christmas decorations of i Local Banks Qualify ' regular teacher’s pay of $12.50 per
poinsettas, ferns, burning red tapers j for DcpOSit InSUranCe attendance upon the train-
Thistle Club members will gather
for their first meeting of the season
at the Southern Pines Country Club
tomorrow, Saturday, at 2:30 o'clock,
and will meet every Saturday after
noon hereafter at the same time and
place. The Country Club has extend
ed the afternoon use of the club
house and there will be cards, with a
prize for every table, from 2:^0 to
4:30, followed by tea. A putting match
with prizes will follow tea. On the
first Saturday of every month there
will be a short business meeting at
the tea time.
The Thistle Club has a limited
The Civic Club will hold its first
meeting of the year on Friday, Jan
uary 12th. A preliminary business 'fTrsV'set’ up'Yn”Moorr'Cour^^^^^^
meeting will be called for club mem-! Superintendent of Schools, Mr. H. Lee
main, because the Relief Organization
had been functioning smoothly and
adequately up to that time.
In November, 1932, over a year
ago, when the Relief Organization was
hers at 2:30 p. m. which members are
urged to attend. The program for the
afternoon will begin promptly at 3
p. ni. and this promises to be of un
usual interest. Miss Flora McDonald
will speak on “What is Essential.”
Miss McDonald is doing a very impor
tant work in the county and her sug-
Thomas, became Director of Relief,
and with the approval of the Board
of Public Welfare, I became Assist
As I l>ecame more familiar with
F'edeial and State Rules and Regula
tions, Mr. Thomas gradually turned
the Relief work over to me. I worked
in close harmony with Mr. Thomas,
the Board of Welfare and Mr. T L.
gestions will be most helpful in; Grier, district supervisor. 'When Mr.
planning the family budget for the
coming year. A musical interlude will
follow, after which thirty minutes
will be divided into three periods of
membership of one hundred women, !
golf and social interests being rep-' Taxes-How Collected and
lesented on the program For the
golf members there will be the us
ual weekly tourniaments played as
formerly on Wednesdays. These tour
naments will be announced in the pa
pers and scheduled in the clubhouse.
All players are asked to register their
scores in the women's locker room. On
Wednesday, January 10th, there will
be a flag contest, 9 to 18 holes. Mrs.
How Expended.” The Federal Tax will
be treated by Dr. McGee, the State
Tax by Miss Holmes and the County
and Town Tax by Mrs. Wicker. At
4 o’clock tea will be served and a
social hour enjoyed. There is no ad
Thomas resigned in August, 1933, I
assumed the title Acting Director at
the suggestion of Mr. Thomas, an<^T
with the expressed approval of the
Welfare Board and of Mr. Grier.
In August, Mrs. Thomas O’Berry
became State Administrator and Mr.
Grier was transferred to another
county. Mrs. Mae E. Campbell, Chap
el Hill became supervisor for the dis
trict including Moore County.
Miss Head Appointed
Naturally I felt that I should be
made permanent director at this time.
mission .„d „o c.llec.i=„ t.k™ „t SriL'
this meeting and the public is invited.
In charge of the program are Miss
Baxter, Dr. Bronson, Mrs. Bronson,
Hunter Eckert is chairman of the'
golf committee this year and will be ^ ® Robinson,
assisted by Mrs. Kenneth Trousdell,!
Miss Birdilia Bair and Mrs. Robert, ic'ei. ^
Skinner. | second meeting of the club will
The Thistle Club members take ' January 19th at thiee
pleasure in extending an invitation ! o '^loek at the club house. This will be
to women visitors in Southern Pines, ’ first of a series of Travel Teas,
I who are staying in hotels, to join i subject, A Cruise to the West
' them on Saturdays at 2:30 at the i ^f^its.” Particular reference will
Country Club and enjoy the fellow-; which of late has
ship. 1 been so prominently featured in the
I news. The Club is fortunate in hav
ing for its main speaker one who is
a native of Cuba and who left the
island but a few months ago to come
and a beautiful lighted and trimmed
tree made a pleasing setting. Scores Pinehurst and
of attractive gifts were placed un-^
der the tree for the pastor and his, Insurance Certificates
family, expressing in a small way,
tVeir deep appreciation of Mr. and
Appropriate talks were made by R
ing school for two weeks.
PLEASANTS IN CHARGE OF
ABERDEEN BRANCH BANK
MRS. MARY GOUGER COLE.
NATIVE OF PINEHURST, DIES
Mary Gouger Cole, wife of D. M.
Cole passed away at her home in Ft.
Lauderdale, Florida on Christmas
to the states. The speaker will give an
interesting picture of Cuban family
life, also touching upon the social and
The Bank of Pinehurst at Pinehurst
and the Citizens Bank and Trust Co.
The Bank of Pinehurst is operating
its Aberdeen branch office for the
present in the former quarters of the
E. Wicker, the Rev. E. L. Barber,' the ! Southern Pines were among the x,.ust Company, but it is said to
Rev. T. A. Cheatham and W. P. Mor-1 North Carolina banks which were be probable that the store in the
ton, to which Mr. McLeod responded i granted certificates of membership Gichner-Johnson building next door
in characteristic &tyle.
in the Federal Deposit Insurance fund, to the postoffice will be the perma
Since the new regulation for in- nent quarters upon the completion of
sured deposits up to $2,500 went into negotiations now pending. The office
effect, both banks have enjoyed in- is in charge of Francis Pleasants,
Congressman Walter Lambeth has
been named a member of the impor
tant Foreign Affairs committee of j creased business and look for the former assistant cashier of the Page
the House of Representatives. j further banking of hidden cash. Trust Company,
morning at 9:30 o’clock following a ' political conditions on the island,
brief illness. The deceased was the ' Spanish songs and music will be an
second daughter of Mr. and Mrs. W. j interesting feature of the program.
B. Gouger and was reared in Pine-1 In such time that remains an out
burst. She was in her 29th year. By line of the other islands in the West
her charm and pleasing personality ; Indies will be given and it is request-
he had endeared herself to all with ' ed by the Committee on arrangements
whom she came in contact, and her
passing has brought sadness to a
large circle of friends.
Surviving are her husband, D. M.
Cole and an infant daughter, Barbara
Jean, one week old; her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. B. Gouger; two sisters,
Mrs. Dan Harner and Lula Gouger
nj^two brothers, Roberc and Bill
Gouger of Pinehurst.
for the day that all who have any in
teresting exhibits from Cuba, Hayti,
Santa Domingo, Saint Thomas or
Porto Rico will kindly bring iheni for
exhibition and discussion. The public
is invited. For those who feel that
they would like to give a silver of
fering to pay for the necessary ex
pense of the meeting a basket will be
at the door when gruestF leavt.
dent at the Universitiy at Chapel
Hill, who was entirely ignorant of
the existing need and conditions in
the county, and gave her the title
of Director. Miss Head and Mrs.
Campbell are very close friends I
have since learned and it is my hon
est opinion that Mrs. Campbell’s real
reason w’as to create a job for her
Mrs. Campbell guaranteed at the
outset that my status as Assistant
Director would not be affected in
the least detail. Apparently Mrs.
C'>mpbell values her word lightly if
The first month that Miss Head was
Director, she spent approxijnately
$4,500.00—$1,500.00 for school books,
$740.00 for administration, and $2,-
200.00 for relief. Approximately one
half the total was spent for books
At the end of this month, her ad
ministrative expenditures more than
doubled any administrative expendi
tures made previous to her arrival.
At the end of the second month of
her administration the accounts
showed a deficit of $2,000.00.
During the year in which relief
matters were in my hands, my ex
penses were so planned that a deficit
never occurred in the county’s funds.
Says Deficit Increased
At the end of the third month, De
cember, the deficit was greatly in
creased, and unless Mrs. Campbell
comes to her friend’s rescue armed
with limitless funds, it will continue
Miss Head overstepped her author-
ty the first month she was here by
nforming me that no longer would
I be known as assistant director, but
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