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THE PILOT, Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina
Friday, November 23, 1934.
Nature and New Deal Combine to
Provide Park for the Sandhills
Townes Governing: Body
Vast Area Opened Up Along
Fort Bragg Boundary East
of Southern Pines
By Hel<‘n K. Butler
In these days when the mountains
are talking about parks and the gov- j
ernment is spending money to pro-1
vide work and to make parks from
North to South and from East to
West natural conditions and a type
of development that is somewhat au-,
tomatic is making here under our;
noses one of the most interesting
and picturesque and attractive big'
parks on the face of the globe. The i
thing started with John T. Patrick'
and James Tufts and has been grow- ^
ing ever since, the location of Fort'
Bragg giving it one of its most im
portant impetuses.
When Fort Bragg set aside VZ2,-
000 acres of land between Southern !
Pines and Fayetteville for a military
reservation it also set aside a certain '
marginal boundary automatically
that Nature long ago devised as a
natural park area, and with the re-1
moval of habitations inside the mili-1
tary territory the peculiar growth of
the villages of Southern Pines, Aber
deen and Pinehurst introduced a fea-
Clothing’ Needed
Many Children in Section
Without Warm Garments
For the Winter
In some 50 American families
in the neighborhood of Southern
Pines boys and girls are without
underwear and sufficient foot
wear, as well as outer garments. A
local missionary society is work
ing to i-elieve this pressing need
and asks for contributions of
clothing, whether partly worn or
new, or of money for the pur
chase of the essential garments.
Contributions, which will be
thoughtfully placed,* may be tak
en to Mrs. H. S. Knowles of Ridge
street, Mrs. Roy G. Swindell on
S. E. Broad street and Indiana
avenue, or Mrs. Robert Leathan,
39 North May street.
Miss Ada Reeves Oglesby enter
tained for Miss Katherine Cole, bride-
elect of the week, at luncheon on
Wednesday at the Berkshire Hotel.
Guests were Miss Katherine Cole,
Mrs. Frank McCaskill, Mrs. Roy Kel-
j ly, Miss Hope Spivey and Mrs. A.
' J. McKelway.
Thursday evening at hi.s home here
i John Oglesby entertained |i large
party for dinner and later in the
! evening at a dance in the Little cjub- j
house. Guests included the Misses ]
Edla Best, Evelyn Gilliam, Dorothy!
Cross, Frances Cox, Mary McGinnis,
Gertrude Kelly, Neva Carter, Verdun
Shaw, Ada Reeves Oglesby, Natalie
W’heeler and Miss Hope Spivey of
Chicago. Messrs Bob Shaw, Bob Bar
rett, Travis W'icker, Charlie Spen- ;
cer. Bill Gouger, Lewis Johnson, Ver-:
land Smith, Norman Calcutt and i
Nick Oglesby.
Mr. and Mrs. Dpnald J. Ross of
Pinehurst and Little Compton, R. I.,
have announced the engagement of
their daughter, Lillian, to Mr. Rich
ard Pippitt, of Port Jervis, N. Y., the
son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry Pippitt
of that city.
Mr. Pippitt is a graduate of Ham
ilton Colleger class of '32, the same
year that Miss Ross was graduated
from Mount Holyoke College. Mr.
Pippitt was a member of Delta Kap-
I pa Epsilon fraternity at Hamilton,
j He now is attending Harvard Medl-
i cal School, where he belongs to the
, Lancet Club.
No date has been set for the wed
Mrs. A. M. Oglesby of Pinehurst
announces the engagement and ap
proaching marriage of her daughter,
, all season, and with a good neigh-
j borhood with fine homes, attractive
1 villages and all the comforts of life
j in sight.
j Here winter sports and occupations
Elk have been guests for a week of
Mrs. Quale’s mother, Mrs. Eva Dun
lop and Mr. and Mrs. W. L. Dunlop.
Mr. and Mrs. Henry Graves of Flor-
Left to right, standing: Mayor O. G. Stutz, Commissioners ^nce, s. c., were also guests in the
George \V. Case, Alfred Yeomans and Frank Welch. Below, Com- ouniop home for the week-end.
missioners Charles S. Patch and L. V. O Callaghan, and City Among those attending the Duke-
Clerk Howard S. Burns.
Mr. and Mrs, James Quale aha
their son Donald Quale of Banner Norman B. Caulcutt,
also of Pinehurst. The wedding will
t,.\ke place in the early winter.
ture that is not to be found else-1 «f^er all the time; all the convenien- ,
^vhere, the inclination of the com-1 of community developed life are
munity to develop natural resources 1 available. Flying field, railroads. |
for the furtherance of outdoor sports | highways, yet in the midst of all these !
and recreation. Golf started the out- i '"odern features is the big forest of ^
door sports idea. Old Capt. A. M. i ^ort Bragg with its outlying fringe
Clarke had been brought up in a wilderness of three or four miles
section of Pennsylvania where folks; automatic park land that has de
liked to ride horseback and to have veloped a park without suspecting it
The Week in Aberdeen
a little brush with each other on a
' and without intention and with little
suitable stretch of country road, and , li^^elihood of that park doing anything
he encouraged saddle horses here. | ^ut growing into more of a park even
The clay roads stimulated the sport. | ‘hough more of it should be settled,
and it was found that this is a coun-1 fo*' the settler becomes a part of the
try suited to horses. The old Scotch ' P^rk existence.
liking for a fox chase was broaden- , It is worth while one of these days
^d in to the English sport of riding , to take a little journey out through
after hounds instead of going on toot this big self-created park. Pinehurst
and we have become a fox hunting, and Southern Pines, which are a part
territory with con.siderable of a rep- ] of this big park are well known. But
utation and with increasing interest, the journey may begin at either of
in the hunt. , these places. It can lead out the road
Game is Abundant j by Route One to the Swett orchard on
With the vast acreage of Fort; top of the hill above Manly and
Bragg, a wild territory in which the: thence out the Sweetheart lake road
fox finds shelter, no place on earth ; until the Patterson home is reached,
has more to offer the hunt club than | There a new fire lane turns down
here in the Sandhills, and along with | toward the H( aly place or to the for-
that deer are multiplying and other ■ mer Daniels farm, now the Snugg
wild creatures, until it is doubtful, farm, and from either of these points
if any other place in North Carolina the road will lead into the new lane
is a more abundant reservoir of wild along the county lines which can be
creatures accessible to the lover of, followed southwest with the county
wild life than southeastern Moore line to the Saunders farm at Ash-
county. It is a curious anomaly. In i ley Heights,
the boundary of the niilita;y terri-1 Vantage Points
tory these wild animals multiply at 1 The road along the county line
swift gait, but hunters are not al-! goes down one hill and up another,
lowed within the army boundaries, ] giving access to the hill tops be-
and only the overflow that comes j tween the creeks, and amazing pic- j
outside the army reservation are sub-; tures of the country from the hill
ject to the hunter's guns. In conse- [ tops. At each summit it is worth j
quence the animal life is steadily mul-1 while to get out of the car and drift'
tiplying, and deer have been seen 1 about and observe the scenery and
almost within the territorial limits' the distant pictures. When the Rae.-
of Southern Pines, while squirrels,! ford road is reached at the Saunders |
rabbits, quail, and occasional wild home a short run westward brings
turkeys are almost as plentiful and j the traveler to a cross road leading
friendly. j in to the summit on which Capt.
The opening of the fire lane along j Reine has developed his farm on that'
the boundary of the camp has made magnificient view point of Mt. Heli-
an excellent road from the Saun- con, one of the vantage spots of the
ders home on Ashley Heights along park area. ThrougTi the woods road
the camp line about a dozen miles the route may be pursued, some of
“The Flapper Grandmother,” a
Carolina game at Chapel Hill Sat-1 ^j^^ee acts, will be
urday were W. P. Morton and K. S. ■ gchool
jWebb. Auditorium this Friday and Satur-
I Miss Dorothy Ehrhardt, member of ^ay nights under the auspices of the
I the Junior at Queens-Chicofa p -p A., of the Graded School. The
Mrs. Lizzie Thomas, who has been that 1822 hot lunches had been sold | college, Charlotte spent the past composed of local talent,
visiting her son in Clover, S. C„ re- since the lunch room opened. Mrs. W. ' week-end at her home here. including a chorus introducing fif.
turned home last week. T. Huntley reported a $.5.00 donation i ^rg Thomas Burton of Nashville, teen novelty songs and dance in at-
Miss Frances Wimberly is visiting , from Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Bryant to | xenn., is making an extended visit in tractive costumes,
her sister, Mrs. Joseph Chandler, in be used a.s the association sees fit. | the home of her daughter, Mrs. Ivey The title role is being played by
Greensboro this week. It was voted that the association ask ' sally. , Mrs. C. M. Ingram, who as an old
A. A. McKeithen. who went to Co- ‘he town to place a traffic cop at ^ Bertha Freeman attended the lady sixty years "young” goes to
lumbia, S. C„ to visit his son, Dan the intersection of Poplar street and , game at Chapel Hill Saturday and paris to retain her youth and for-
I. McKeithen, is recovering from an olfpit avenue during the hours that ; ^as a guest for the week-end of tune Playing opposite Mrs. Ingram
the grammar grade children are go- | friends in Raleigh. , ' ig Edgar Alexander as Dr. Joy, the
ing back and forth to school. Mrs. 1 jg ^.^1,
Jones Macon was elected grade moth-1 xo PROVIDE Grandma.
er for the eighth grade to succeed i (hkistm.XS .\T S.AX.ATORIL'M The remaining members of the cast
include Mr, Hicks as Andrew Splg-
emergency appendiciti.s operation in
a hospital in that ctiy.
Miss Frances Pleasants, who
teaches at Sedgefield, spent the past
week-end in Aberdeen visiting her
Mrs. Inza Tillman of Putnam is
visiting—her aunts, Mrs. J. B. Fa
gan and Miss Mary Johnson.
Friends of Mrs. David Knight, Sr.,
paralytic stroke last Saturday.
The Rov. and Mrs. Fred Barber
of near Morganton, spent n, few days
last week as guests of the Rev. and
Mr.“ E. L. Barber.
in length on the Moore-Hoke county
line, and in all that distance the coun
try is almost wholly woods lands. A
few small openings, and one or two
rather large ones are all that break
the continued stretch of forest and
the forest attributes. The country
traversed is the hill section of the
Rockfish and James creek valleys,
with ridge and valley succeeding each
other, and including the dividing
ranges between the Cape Fear and
the Yadkin valleys. One part of
Pinehurst and one part of Southern
Pines drain into the Yadkin river,
while another part of Pinehurst and
another part of Southern Pines drain
into the Cape Fear. The summit of
the ridge between these water sheds
continues on down through Southern
Pines past the Stinitorium, and the
three points of the Sanitorium, Pine-
burst and Southern Pines are the lof
ty summits of this section, approx-
nnating 600 feet al“ ve the ,e;i.
New Sandhills Park
Over the United States parks
Ikave been set aside for the enjoy
ment of the people, but the most of
them are in mountain countries, ser
viceable only in summer time. But
the trails good, some of them noth
ing to boast of but most all of them
passible with a little swearing at
times, and the trip is most enjoyable.
The roads are many enough to af
ford several outings on the ridges
and no time is more attractive there
than now. A good road is out Con
necticut avenue, past the Boyd or
chard, past Hoyt Shaw’s, turning
just beyond Shaw’s to right or left
on the newly made fire road, that to
the right going down through the
park to the Raeford road, through a
hilly picture.sque region, good roads
all the way, while the road to the left
from Shaw’s goes out through the
forest to the Little River countiy,
picturesque at every turn. •
It is a fine park, and bound to be
one of the interesting features of
Sandhills development, for all the
territory is in hands that are inter
ested in helping the park to devel
op itself as it has been doing since
the government laid the permanent
foundation of it by creating Fort
Bragg, a basis that other parks are
lacking, and which Is the solidest
foundation possible, for Fort Bragg
is a permanent wilderness, and foun-
liere in the Sandhills is developing a! dation for the wild character that
park that is interesting at all sea- will always predominate out that
sons, and especially in winter when j way,
Mrs. J. F. Deaton.
Garden Club | ^ benefit bridge party will be held gins who believes in nothing modern;
The Home and Garden Club met | the IJurses Home at the State Mrs. J. F. Davie as Mat, his wife; Lo-
at the home of Mrs. Robert Gwvn Sanatorium on Tuesday, December retta Purvis as Lena; the wildchild;
last Saturday afternoon. Mrs. W. T. * at 8:00 p. m., to provide Christmas Mrs. C. M. Loy as Belindy, the old
Huntley made a talk on “Old Age ' J"y for 47 children of the Children’s fashioned girl; Carson Maness as
regret to learn that she suffered a pejjgjgjjs and Unemployment Insur- Division; 108 patients, including 16 Dick Tate, the motor cop; “Doc” Al-
ance” and asked the Garden Club i children of the Negro Division, and len as Jimmy Swift, the auto sales,
to .sponsor this movement. Mrs. A.! 37 men at the Prison Division. Res- man; Mr. Patterson as Bobby Smith,
L. Burney read a paper on “Interest- i ervations for tables can be made to the bashful boy; C. S. Swindell as
ing House Plants” and Mrs. Malcolm Mrs. P. P. McCain at the Sanator- Count Spekum, rich, an Elglishman;
Pleasants a poem on “A November j ium, or at the Sandhills Drug Co., C. M. Ingram as Ra.stus, the ne-
Mrs. Queen of Fort Valley, Ga., is Prayer.” A delightful social hour ; Southern L^nea. Twenty-five cents gro servant; Wiley Nance as Lilly
visiting her daughter, Mrs. Jack Tay- followed the meeting. ' each will be the charge. White,
Mrs. Belle Pleasants and Mrs. C. C.
Bethune spent last Friday in Ral
eigh visiting relatives.
John Maurer of Florence, S. C.,
spent the last week-end in town as
the guest of his sister. Miss Edna
Nat Weaver is confined to his
home this week suffering from an in- i j
jury to his hip.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Gunter and
children spent last Sunday in Colum
bia, S. C. I
C. C. Bethune is recovering from J*
a slight stroke, when he fell and
sustained a badly sprained ankle, on j
last Sunday. i
The Rev. W. C. Ball is attending
the Methodist Conference at Wash
ington, N. C., this week. i
Mrs. Belle Pleasants, Mrs. W. D. j
Caviness, Mrs. Ella Juat and Mai-1
colm Pleasants attended the funeral ‘
for Captain John W. Blue in Raleigh
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Taylor announce
the birth of a son, Jack Taylor, Jr.,
Thursday, November 15th.
Book Clab
Mrs. E. L. Barber was hostess to
the Thursday Afternoon Book Club
at the Community House. The sub
ject of study was “Science aud In
ventions,” and Mrs. W. E. Freeman
read a paper on “Improved Trans
portations” followed by another pa
per by Mrs. Forrest Lockey on "New
Types of Houses.”
The out-of-town guests at the
meeting were Mrs. Fred Barber of
Morganton, and Mrs. McKelway and
Mrs. I. C Sledge of Pinehurst.
P. T. A. Meeting
The Aberdeen-Pineblufi P. T. A.
held its November meeting in the
auditorium of the grammar school
Wednesday afternoon.
The treasurer reported a balance of
$32.19 in the bank at present and
Mrs. Doub, chairmtui of the grade
mothers reported $31.45 cleared from
the Hallowe’en party, which will be
used in Welfare Work in our Schools.
Miss Vanessa McLean, reporting for
the Hot Lunch Committee, stated
other parks are closed by inaccessi
bility or cold weather, and when if
We had a real adventure looking)
over this new park. After our first j
ever a park is wanted it should be trip down one of the county line
then. The Sandhills park is a play
ground when the other parks are un
available. It is a playground in sum
mer when other parks are play
grounds. It is always accessible, al
ways attractive, always green in Its
pine covered foliage, ^^Iways alive
with wild creatures, always in easy
touch of* traffic with good roads at
park roads and we found ourselves at
home as the sun was going down we |
concluded that we were only half
through with our explorations. So
another fine afternoon saw the family i
out on the left hand turn. Nancy, the |
Sealyham dog is a great explorer. On
top of the ridges she sniffed deer
tracks and found a wild turkey had
been along recently. A stop for her
to get a drink at Rockfish, and fre
quent other stops made a ride dif.
ferent from some of those high
speed flashes where when some one
calls your attention to an object you
turn around and glance out the back
window and find you are a mile and
a half from where you were told to
look. Ease along and enjoy the roads
and things you see.
(We Serve)
The motto of the Prince of Wales, has made Britain the
world’s foremost Kingdom, and the oldest continuous
modern government of the woi’ld.
Pinehurst Warehouses
Pinehurst, N. C.
Established to serve the people, have continued and grown rapid
ly because “WE SERVE.”
This has always been our philosophy:
A Pretty Good Egg-
There Is The Story of The Pinehurst Warehouses
The policy of this institution from its
beginning has been to serve—to act as a
careful and dependable buyer for the peo
ple. When stocks or merchandise are chos
en for the Warehouses it is not with the
idea of whether these things can be sold
or not, but whether it is what the people
w'ill w'ant—whether horse will thrive on
the Pinehurst Feeds, whether the house
roofed with Pinehurst roofing will protect
against the weather, whether the paint
you procure here will be lasting and sat
isfactory, whether the tools and equip
ment we buy for you are what you can be
certain will give you results.
Our business is not to sell goods to
you, but to buy for you, to use our ac
quaintance with markets and materials to
procure for you the best that can be had
for the money. Stuff well bought sells it
The Pinehurst Warehouses want to be your buyer.
If we cannot serve you with satisfaction we do not argue the
question—We serve or quit.
The Pinehurst Warehouses, Inc.
N. B.—We are no quitters. “Ich Dien.” . *

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