North Carolina Newspapers

    Friday, November 23, 1934.
THE PILOT, Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina
Page Fiv*
Thistle Club Promotes
Golf and Sociability
Holds Monthly Tournaments and
Bridge Parties at S. P.
Country Club
One of the interesting features of
social life In Southern Pines is the
Thistle Club, organized on Decem
ber 10th, 1925. It is a woman’s club
restricted to 100 active members and
Article 1 of its constitution states
that its object be to promote good
fellowship and encourage better golf.
Luncheon meetings for business are
held once a month at the Country
Club and are followed by a golf tour
nament for the golf members and
cards for the social members. Dur
ing the season dancing parties are
on the program and picnics for the
husbands, and their guest affairs, and
one of the happiest events Is the
three-day Woman’s Mid-South Golf
tournament when the Thistle Club
members are very busy hostesses.
The list of officers for this season
are as follow:
Mrs. C. P. Everest, president; Mrs.
H. ■!.. Gould, vice-president: Mrs.
Cari Thompson, secretary; Mrs. J. S.
Milliken, corresponding secretary and
Mrs. H. E. Thrower, treasurer.
Women of the Sandhills commun
ity operate a curb market on Satur
day of each week in the Lewis Build
ing in Southern Pines, where fresh
vegetables and fruit, eggs, chickens,
preserves and pastry, made by needy
farm women, are available at reason
able prices.
But Handful of Survivors of
^‘Vineland,” Now Southern Pines
(Continued From Page 2)
"Hedgerow,” now the home of
Struthers Burt. Serving the town as
a commissioner and the Congregation
al Church in many capacities Mr.
Stewart and his wife still live in their
home on Broad street, this being the
longest continuing residence in one
house for any family now living in
Southern Pines.
Introduced the Uewberry
H. P. Bilyeu, who first experiment
ed with peaches, iater, about 1892,
developed a highly successful vine
yard on a part of the pre.sent South
ern Pines Country Club, became fa
mous by introducing the wondertui
Liucretia Dewberry. He now resides
in Greensboro, and with Mrs. Bilyeu
visits Southern Pines where a
daughter, now Mrs. D. Wade Stevick
resides. Mr. Stevick came with his
parents in 1899 and can be listed
among our younger pioneers.
Dr. William P. Swett, whose sud
den death during the height of the
conflagration of April, 1921, shocked
the community came from Connecti
cut in March, 1892, returning the fol
lowing year upon completion of his
house, now the municipal building in
the city park. For years the oldest
resident physician of the town Dr.
Swett found time for many things
beside his profession and was one of
the prime movers in the beginnings of
the Country Club. His daughter Kath
erine, now Mrs. Hugh Betterley, and
son James reside in Southern Pines
Good locality, high ground, beautiful outlook, hot water, oil heat, fire
place, electric range, automatic refrigerator, water heater. Rooms and
baths for employees. Everything up to date. Will see at great .sacrifice.
Appointment by letter. If no auto will call for you.
Motor Service Company
Authorized Franklin, Chrysler and Plymouth
Telephone 7791
East Broad and Vermont Avenue Southern Pines
Order Your ... \
Thanksgiving Turkey
Other Specials
Young Native Chickens, home
Premier, White Rose and
Beechnut Brand Products.
Phone your orders and take
advantage of our delivery
East Broad St. Telephone 6911 Southern Pines
while another daughter, Doris, is be
coming an etcher of note.
Mr. and Mrs. I. F. Chandler came
from Muskegon, Mich., in 1894, and
within a very short time after their
arrival Mr. Chandler built a fac
tory for the manufacture of peach
crates and grape boxes on the cor
ner of Wisconsin avenue and Ben
nett street, and from the power de
veloped in this mill started the town’s
first electric light system. This ex
panded to and beyond the county lines
following his purchase of water pow
er sites on Little River. Mrs. Chand
ler’s love of flowers ha.s grown be
yond a floral display in the garden
to cultivation in extensive green
houses. Ralph L. Chandler, a for
mer town commissioner and for many
years secretary of the School Board,
was a small boy when his parents
came from Michigan, but a daughter,
Bessie, now Mrs. L. T. Clarke was
born here.
Starts “News Depot”
C. L. Hayes of Princeton, Ind., vis
ited Southern Pines in 1895, return
ed the following year with a bride,
and established the "News Depot,”
now one of the known book
stores in the state, largely owing to
the owner’s knowledge of his wares.
An ex-member of the City Council
and School Board, Mr. Hayes has al
ways taken a keen interest in town
affairs and in the Coimtry Club, of
which he was a charter member. Mrs.
C. L. Hayes, with her establishment
started in 1902, is widely known
throughout the Sandhills for her wo
men's shop. One son, Robert N., re
sides in town.
In 1894 Lawrence E. and Alfred
C. Grover came with their parents,
Mr. and Mrs. E. M. Grover. Mr. Gro
ver built the fine house on the cor
ner of West Broad street and New
York avenue, become interested in
saw milling and the first telephone
company, and was Mayor in 1897.
Lawrence and Alfred went to Boston
about 1904, and returned in 1910
when they built a home on Ridge
street and started an extensive peach
orchard on the "Grover road." Law
rence has been long in the postoffice,
and Alfred with the Country Club.
I James Patch came in the fall of
i 1896, found Southern Pines to be a
I town with a future, and induced his
brothei-, C. T. Patch, to investigate
with the result that for a few years
a new firm did business as C. T.
Patch & Bro. "Jim” went off to Mex
ico busy with mining ventures, then
I returned and was for years with C.
! S. Patch in the Tog Shop. He still
lives in town.
I Dean of Ixx'ul .Merohants
I C. T. Patch, following representa
tions made by his brother, came in
I January, 1897, and bought out the
I firm of Tarbell & Taplin, and has
I long been known as the dean of our
I merchants. As town commissioner,
j school commissioner, sinking fund
1 commissioner, Mr. Patch has served
the community in many ways, and
now as he walks down to the bank,
of which he is a director, will pause
and tell you of the days of long ago
when all banking business was trans
acted in Raleigh. Charles S. Patch,
young enough in years, just comes
under the wire as he was born in
1900. He is the town’s youngest com
Mr. and Mrs. J. S. Reynolds came
from Vermont in 1898, though Mr.
Reynolds is a native of Alabama.
They purchased a lot on New Hamp
shire avenue and erected a modest
cottage, then in 1899-1900 ran the
Prospect House, one of the town’s
best hotels, and in the following year
added to their cottage and began the
staiL of Ihe present wide spreading
and well known Jefferson Inn.
The late John N. Powell came to
Southern Pines in 1896 and before
many years had elapsed his pleasing
personality made him a leading fac
tor in the growing town. Vitally in
terested in every civic organization
and laboring uncea.slngly for every
improvement, making friends of every
visitor, and doing all in his power
to make them welcome in the grow
ing resort many evidences of his part
in the founding remain. In many of
these efforts he had the helpful aid
of Mrs. Powell, who now resides with
her daughter, Mrs. Thomas L Black.
Now living in the house on East
Broad street built in 1900 by Emer
son Hayes, of Connecticut, aie three
sisters, Mrs. Emerson Hayes, Mrs. E.
P. Catlin, and Miss Helen Calhoun.
Mrs. Hayes was one of the founders
and former president of the Civic
Club, trustee of the library in its for
mative years, and a worker for the
welfare of the town. Miss Helen Cal
houn opened a private school in the
winter of 1895-6, and became an as
sistant principal of the new public
school in 1897, continuing with that
institution until 1905. Mrs. E. P.
Gatlin’s husband built on the site of
the present Ck>loziial Inn in 1898.
Mr. and Mrs. P. H. Beck came
from Coudersport, Pa., in 1896, and
within a few years he became one of
the organizers of the Citizens Bank,
and Mayor of Southern Pines. His
widow, Mrs. Florence Beck, resides in
town as does her daughter, now Mrs.
Thomas A. Kelly.
W. J. Young and wife came from
Franconia, N. H„ January 8, 1899,
and joined his uncle on the old Pin-
ey Woods dairy farm for two years
and then located on the road run
ning\vard from Southern Pines,
and has been there .so long that the
road, officially Road, is much
better known as "Young’s ■ Road.”
Mr.s. Azuba Young who came with
the family of John Wilson in 1886
now lives with Mr. and Mrs. Young.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Hardy Tilghman
came from Pittsburgh in 1897, and
he like many of our pioneers became
interested in peach and grape cul
ture, his old orchard site still bear
ing the name of Tilghman’s Hill. His
widow and one son, John, reside in
town, Mrs. Tilghman holding the of
fice of town tax collector.
Town’s First PIunilM>r
R. W. Brown, the town’s first
plumber and water system expert,
came from Delta, Pa. in 1898, and
his cheery greeting, "a fine day,” is
familiar to all.
Walter Blue, always identified with
our fire department, was one of our
younger pioneers, having come here
as a boy of twelve with his parents
in 1896. His father, D. A. Blue, lived
on the present Burgess site, and was
a town commissioners.
B. W. Leavitt, long the head of our
local telephone system, was a small
boy when his parents came into the
Sandhills in 188S, but "Bernie” left
the Leavitt settlement, now Ashley
Heights, for Southern Pines in 1890,
and forsook us ju!?t a few years ago
for Vermont. And Mrs. I. L. Hamlin,
a daughter of S. S. Thomas, first
hardware merchant here, has recent
ly moved to Washington. A few of
the survivors of the pioneering days
visit us more or less frequently,
among them Harry Parker who > anie
in 1884, A. J. Teft in 1885, Horace
Wakeman, Jr.. a merchant of 1898-
1900. George St. John of the famous
Piney Woods Inn, and H. O. Parker,
city clerk from 1899 to 1904, are reg
ular season visitors.
Grapefruit at Shell Station, 30 cents
a dozen.
(Continuf’d from page 1)
avenue, already open, has numerous
guests, as has The Woodworth.
Of the year ’round hotels the
Park View and the Belvedere are en
joying their usual seasonal increase
in patronage ,and the numerous apart-
I ment hotels, such as The Beverly, are
i well filled, with bright prospects for
a record winter.
OUR OWN TRUCK has arrived from
Florida with a load of choice oran
ges and grapefruit. This fruit is
tree ripe, uncolored. Fancy Naval
Seedless Oranges, 35 cents a peck.
Fine Fancy Oranges, 35 cents a
peck. Grapefruit, 30 cents. At Jbe
Powell’s Shell Service Station,
Southern Pines.
Highland Lodge, 1 to 2\'M o’clock.
Adjoining Bank Southern Pines
Telephone 5722
1 104 S. Pcnnett St.
Flowers for Every
Chandler Greenhouses
Mrs. I. F. Chandler
Telephone 61.'St
Fresh cut flowers sold every Sat
urday at the Curb Market in South
ern Pines.
Perfect cushions, cues and balls. You’ll really enjoy
your billiards here. That’s why the most skillful play
ers in the Sandhills prefer the
Broad Street Southern Pines
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The Cost Is Low
For a Home
House or
Paul I. Barnum

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