a Blg^t THE PILOT, Sonthern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina Friday, November 23, 1934. SPRING BLOSSOM FESTIVAL TO BE HELD APRIL 8-13 Old Slaves at 1934 Spring Festival Gala Occasion of Year Ago Will Be Repeated, With Old and New I'^eatures I Inaugurated last year and off to a j start which assures an annual occa-1 aion of widespread interest, the j Spring Blossom Festival in Southern j Pines will be held again in 1935, the I date having been set for the week of j April 8th. To those who were here j last spring for the week’s events there | is no need of recounting the success j of this festive occasion. It was a' i\?eek of pleasure and interest tor all' ages. i I The Festival was featured by Old ' Slave Day, a day set aside for those ! of the colored race who lived dur- \ ing slavery days. These old timers i came from far and near, spent a day | in the Municipal Park telling of their | experiences and recollections to the | thousands that gathered about to | see and hear thezn. A program of en tertainment was provided, in w'hlch both white and colored participated, and the day was one long to be re membered throughout this section. Old Slave Day will be repeated this year. The stationing here for the entire i Wednesday Night—Concert of Glee week of one of the few United States ; Clubs. Thursday, April 11—Old Slave Day. Singing of Negro Spirituals and Pro gram of Entertainment features by Colored Residents. r Local Legrion Post Does Splendid Work | Has I^ooked After Welfare of Veterans in Community Since I Start in 1922 | Wednesday, Apri! 10—Festival of States, with rides through Dogwood Parks, luncheon. In afternoon, finals men's open golf tournament; roque tournament, bhuffleboard tournament and equestrian gymkhana. Thursday Night—Spring Blossom Artillery all-motorized batteries in the country was another feature ot the Spring Festival. The artillerymen put on their guard mount each night, aided by the Fort Bragg Military Band, and on Military Day took a Festival ChorusT prominent part in the big parade, i Friday, April 12- Military Day, Exhibition drills were given during the District American Legion Conven- I tion, District Convention of Daught- The program for this spring will ers of the American Revolution, Mil- be similar, though augmented, to that itary Parade and Exhibition Drills, of last year. As tentatively announc-; Friday Night--P’estival Queen’s ed by the Chamber ot Commerce. Military Ball. which has the affair in charge, it is ; Saturday, April 13—Collegiate Day. as follows; Tennis Matches, North Carolina Col- Monday, April 8—Opening round, | lege Teams, golf matches and other men’s open golf tournament. , athletic events in morning. Ba.seball Tuesday Night, April 9—Parade of; game, Duke University vs. Davidson Floats and Crowning of Festival ^ College in afternoon. Queen. Saturday Night—Collegiate ball. A HOME DESERVES A GOOD PAINT JOB \ We will be glad^to estimate the cost to you of outside, or inside renovation. SKILLED WORKMEN'. GUARANTEED PALMS See our washable wall papers. SHAW PAINT AND WALLPAPER CO. West Broad Street Southern IMnes Scientists Predict The Coldest Winter in 60 Years Why Not Have Your Car Put in A-1 Condition Now? OUR EXPERT MECHANICS GIVE COMPLETE SERVICE And it’s a g*OQd time for an i overhauling*. Will save you trouble this winter. Just leave the car with us for ex amination, for tightening* up, for replacement of worn parts, for those small adjust ments which if not made may grow to serious proportions. Greasing - Oiling - Battery Service GULF GASOLINE AND OILS PAGE MOTOR COMPANY East Broad Street, Southern Pines § Winter Season Here Opens Auspiciously (Continued from page 1) opened on the 20th of this month and will remain open until the latter part of February. The period for hunting deer is now open and several kills have been made near Lobelia on Lit tle River recently. In addition to nine golf tournaments scheduled a.t Southern Pines Coun- try Club this season a number of tennis events are on the calendar to be played o'n the sand-clay courts in the town park. One of the tourneys in April will include a match in which college teams will make their first appearance. Archery is another of the popular pastimes attracting wide attention among visitors. In South ern Pines the sportsman of moderate circumstances as w'ell as the capita list has no difficulty in finding a varied entertainment. Southern Pines offers the very best of hotel accommodations at reason able rates. There are inns to suit any size purse. They are close enough to the business section of town to be convenient, yet far enough away to avoid the noise of downtown traf fic. N'earby Points of Interest In and around Southern Pines are hundreds of miles of sand-clay roads, free from congestion, offering a di version from monotonous pavement. Southern Pines is but a few hours drive from Raleigh, the state capital of North Carolina, Asheville, anoth er well known resort, Charlotte, Greensboro, 'Winston-Salem | and Chapel HiJl the home of the State University. It is within two hours ot Duke University, Durham, one ot the most richly endowed colleges in the Unitel States. Within an hours drive is Fort Bragg, the Government’s largest aitillery re.servation. A tew miles to the east is Fayetteville, one of the oldest cities in North Caro lina, with its slave market. Four miles to the south of Southern Pines is Old Bethesda Church and the tomb of the late Walter Hines Page, am bassador to England. Other points of interest are the old gold mines and pottery plants north of Carthage. The town has a very modern and excellent fire department, and a wa ter plant of the latest design with a graduate chemist in charge. The im pounding reservoir covers more than 600 acres of land and is supplied by springs. The State Board of Health has direct control of this filter plaii^ and the inspection of dairies wnich supply the milk for the community. The village has an excellent high and graded school and also a very fine library governed by some of the out- standing writers of the day. M.\NY EVENTS ON SPORTS PROGR.XM FOR VMNTEK The ex-service man of the Sand hills is ably represented by the Sand hill Post No 134, American Legion. Organized and chartered in 1922 it i has steadily grown in influence since its first commander, Capt. W. G. Cowgill, assumed office. Its mem bership in varying numbers has mir rored both prosperity and depression, ranging from its highest enrollment of 135 to 40 in the lean years. Its doors, however, have always been open to the ex-service man whether dues were paid or not and many an ex-soldier of Moore county as well as an occasional floater have cause to feel grateful to it for help rendered either financially or morally. It has contributed its mite to the Moore County Hospital Endowment Fund and carries regularly on its relief roll several veterans at Oteen. It has discovered and helped or cau.sed to be helped through regular relief chan nels many soldiers or famines ot sol diers whose battle against economic j conditions was a losing one. I The present staff of officers is as i follows; Commander, J. F. Sinclair; I First Vice Commander, F. M. Dwight; Second Vice Commander, Dan Hor ner; Third Vice Commander, Dr. ' Frank Pinkerton; Adjutant, L. C. Buckingham; Chaplain, Rev. A. J. McKelway; Sergeant-at-Arms, Ray mond Burkman; Historian. Paul Dana; Finance Officer, L. V. O'Cal- laghan; Publicity Officer, Nelson C. Hyde; Service Officers, L, L. Wooley, D. C. Ritter, R. E. Denny, J. Vance Rowe and T. M. Edwards. County Tobacco Sales Top 3,000,000 Mark Average Price Paid in Both Aberdeen and Carthage Double 1933 F'igure Moore county tobacco markets have sold over three million pounds of to bacco since they opened in September, the figures up to November 1st show ing Aberdeen sales totaling 1,616,- 364 and Carthage 1,240,824 pounds. The three million mark was passed early this month. The price average to November 1st in Aberdeen was $29.12 per hundred pounds, in Carthage .$31.30, in both cases twice the average paid a year ago. The state average Is $33.70, the state total sales 325,052,381 pounds. North Carolina tobacco growers re ceived more than $39,200,000 for the 116,328,169 pounds of tobacco sold on state markets during October, as compared with slightly more than $40,000,000 paid for the $150,348,048 pounds sold in September, the Feder al-State Crop Reporting service shows. The October average price was $33.70 a hundred pounds, as com pared with $14.92 in October last year, and was $27.02 in September, as compared with $12.04 in Septem ber last year. The total amount sold through October this year is 325,- 052,381 pounds and last year to the same date the sales were 270,328,- 189 pounds. Estimates are that about 77.2 per cent of the 1934 crop rais ed this year had been sold at the end of October. The total production this year Is estimated at 420,570,000 pounds, which is only 78 per cent of the crop produced last year, while the average yield of 777 pounds this year is slightly higher than that of last year and 84 pounds per acre heavier than the average yield for the past 10 years. Grapefruit at Shell Station, 30 cents a dozen. It Pays to Advertise in The Pilot. ti j: The New Modern Drug Store Esteems greatly the privilege of serving your needs as they arise, and we hope to make of you and your fam ily permanent patrons. SANDHILL DRUG CO., LNC. “SERMC'E .\XD DF:PEM).\B1LITV" Telephone 6663 West Broad Street Adjoining Book Store I LATEST FIL^I FE.\TI KES I FOR MOVIE F.VXS HERE ! I The Carolina Theatre in Southern I Pines shows the best in motion pic- j turcs, with two programs a week. I each running three nights, with Tues- I day and Saturday matinees. The man ager of the Carolina, Charles W. Picquet, is president of the Theatre Owners’ Association of North and South Carolina and vice president of the National Theatre Owners’ As sociation and through his influ ence in the industry is able to provide the newest film treats tor his clientele. Mr. Picquet also operates the Carolina Theatre in Pinehurst. Both houses are modern and comfor table, with the latest in Evjund equip ment. •* II :: :: xi t: t: •• ii Sinclair Heating Oils FOR YOUR FURNACE OR WATER HEATER Supply Station located in City enabling us to g*ive you prompt service. HERBERT CAMERON, AGT. A fine line of ROYAL SCARLET PRODUCTS No better goods packed Purchases of $L00 or over delivered free BURNHAM & MORRELL’S Baked Beans. Red Kidney, Pea, and Yellow Eye, Clam Chowder. Clams, Clam Broth, Fish Cakes, I'lsh Flakes, Lobster. (Covtinned from page 1) College Teams. Week of April 22— Dogwood Tournament in Men’s Singles, Men’s Doubles, Women’s Singles, Women’s Doubles and Mixed ■Doubles. HORSE EV'ENTS Friday, November 30— Equestrian Gymkhana in Hor.se Show Ring. Events open to all riders. These gymkhanas will be held alternate Friday afternoons throughout the winter season. Suit able prizes for winners in all events. Saturtay, March 23— Hunter Trials, open to all quali fied hunters. ROQUE 'rournaments will be held weekly throughout the winter sea.'son on the courts of the Southern Pines Men’s Club. Open to all. SHUFFLEBOARD Tournaments will be held weekly throughout the winter season on the Municipal Park grounds. Open to all. Oranges at Shell Station, 35 cents a dozen. THE QU ALiIXY STORE West Broad Street B. J. SLMONDS, Proprietor Telephone 6131 Southern Pines FRUITS Florida and California Oranges, Lemons, Grape Fruit, Honey Dew Melons, Avocado Pears, Bananas, Apple.s—Baldwins, Delicious, R. L Greens, McIntosh Reds, Jonathans, Grapes. VEGETABLES Hubbard Winter Squash, Yellow and White Turnips, Vermont White Potatoes, Y'ams, Sweet Potatoes, Carrots, Parsnips. FRESH LINE OF SUNSHINE COOKIES MINCE MEAT—THE OLD FASHIONED KIND NUTS Large, fancy soft shell Pecans; Large Jumbo Peanuts, Shelled Peanuts—all other nuts FANCY FRUITS Raisins, Apricots, Dates, Prunes, Mission Figs, Crown Figs, pulled Figs, in packages and in bulk. PLENTY OF FANCY NEW YORK STATE CHEESE HONEY Pure White Clover Comb and Strained Honey, Pure Maple Syrup, Vermont Maid Syrup— in all sizes. Boned Smoked Herring, Boneless Canada Cod, Fillet of Salt Mackeral, Hams, cooked in Maple Syrup, Fancy New England Corn Beef. ROYAL SCARLET PRODUCTS IN EXTENSIVE VARIETY INCLUDING THEIR FAMOUS COFFEE A large variety of Olives, Jams, Jellies and P reserved Figs and Sweet Pickles, Pears, Figs, Pineapples, Apricots. FRESH DOWNYFLAKE DOUGHNUTS EVERY DAY Come in and look our stock over. You are welc ome whether you buy or not. Quality the best and pri ces right.