North Carolina Newspapers

    Friday, November 23, 1934.
THE PILOT, Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina
Pagre Sevei
To Revive Scuppernong I
Grape Industry Herei
state at Work on Program As a
New Rural Rehabilitation
C. L. Newman, State Field Super-1
visor of the Grape Project, was in
the county recently to map out a
program for a new rural rehabillta-;
tion project which is being started |
here, that of propagating scwppej;-
nong vines. This work is being car-,
ried on in Hoke, Robeson, Cumber-1
land, Columbus and Scotland coun- j
ties. j
Vines will be procured from the j
owners at prices based upon the size |
of the vine and the layering method
of propagation will be used. It is es
timated that an arbor twenty by
twenty feet will yield 2000 plants.
These new vines will be planted on re
lief farms next winter and the parent
plants will be returned to the owner
In a healthy but heavily pruned state.
The yield from these new vines
will be sold by the state office. The
white scuppernong and one variety of
black grape are to be propagated.
A National Champion, Helen Hicks, on the 18th Green
The Southern Pines Library locat
ed in the Municipal building in the
City Pa*-k has a large and finely .se
lected stock of the latest fiction in
addition to the classics, and is open
to visitors on week days. Eugene C.
Stevens is pre,sldent and Mrs. Park
Fisher, librarian. A small fee is
charged for the loan of book.s.
Use Pilot “Want Ads’’They bring
quick results. Only a cent a wordi
Patronize the Curb Market every
Saturday in Southern Pines.
Complete Home Furnishers
Several good riding stables pro
vide horses for the many visitors to
Southern Pines who come here seek
ing recreation and exercise along the
picturesque bridle paths. Hunters are,
available during the winter season
for those hunting with local packs,
and safe and sane saddle horses for
those desiring to follow the trails
throufe'Ii the pine woods.
Occasional fox hunts are arranged
by lovers of the sport and the public
invited to join in the chase. Regular
fox and drag hunts are held through
out the winter by the Moore County
Hounds, a private pack, but hunting
with these hounds is by special invi
tation only.
Country Club Playground for
the Golfer and a Park for All
Esso Service Station
Complete Standard Service
Carl Bradshaw and Harold Blackman
West Broad and Connecticut Avenue Telephone 6141
Nrs. Hayes Shop
At Popular Prices
Broad Street
Southern Pines
By Charles Marauley
In more ways than one Southern
Pines has been fortunate in its Coun
try Club. It is fairly impossible to
visualize the town withf'ul *the two
splendid 18-hole golf courses, in their
i picturesque setting almost within a
! stone’s throw of the heart of the
I village.
The club property has served the
community as a park as well as a
playground for followers of the old
' Scotch game, and as such has many
I fascinations. Glimpses through the
I close-set trees to sunlit pools and sha-
; dow-dappled fairways, vistas through
! the tall pines to the far off hills
crowned in blue haze and shadows;
j distant views over the expanse of
greensward ana tree-lined valleys to
j the bulk of Paint Hill and the blue
I ridge far beyond Aberdeen, and to
! the dark crest of Mount Hope and
! the clustered homes of Pinedene, af
ford a restful diversion for all lov-
j ers of the out-of-doors.
It is a far cry from the compact
little nine-hole course started nearly
j 30 years ago to the two wide flung
I “eighteens” of today, and it is not
the purpose of this writing to hark
I back to the founders of that day,
Dr. Swett, Giles, Wilson, Dr. Blair,
, Dr. Herr, Hayes and many others,
j any more than it is to record its re
cent transformation under the hands
I of John Powell, Fred Travis and M.
G. Nichols.
I The clubhouse is comparatively
j new, having been built in 1927 from
I plans of Aymar Embury, III, the
‘ great living room with its immense
I fireplaces, the decorative .scheme, re
cently worked out under the auspices
’ of Mr. Nichols, a cozy home-like
! room that invites a restful hour after
' the stress of eighteen holes. From a
I player’s viewpoint the club offers the
choice of two courses, one difficult
enough for the real golfing fan, the
other ideal for the less experienced.
The annual Women’s Mid-South
tournament here has attracted such
players as Glenna Collett, Helen
Hicks. Maureen Orcutt and Virginia
Van Wie. Tournaments for all man
ner of players are held throughout
each winter season.
In January wnen the northland is
covered with snow the fairways are
brown with Bermuda grass, the pines
are deep emerald against the blue
Carolina sky; down in the little val
leys with their springs and water
hazards the air is still, warm and
fragrant, and the tee benches invite
a moment’s rest. And perhaps if you
are fortunate you may hear the first
mocking bird coming into his home
land trill. This is why, on most any
winter day in mid-season you may
find foursomes made up by dwell
ers of many rar nung points.
Ihe Ark
Southern pities, C-
Mrs. Millicent A. Hayes, Principal
A Country Day and Boarding School for Boys and Girls
Kindergarten through the 8th year
Tutoring arranged for long or short periods.
Children prepared for entrance into all leading Northern Schools.
The of the SandhiUs
Nature made the North Carolina Sandhills for a great Winter
Playground and a refuge from the cold of the North
Here in the miniature sandy mountains, the highest summits from the Piedmont to the sea, man has taken advantage of a miracle of creation
to build on the hills a winter resort embracing all the charm and facilities that can be thought of to entertain re.sidents and visitors who come
here in great numbers from early fall to late spring.
Good hotels, good schools, good churches, stores, houses to rent, en tertainments of all kinds, outdoor sports of all kinds, golf, tennis, archery,
fox hunting, a model village of three thousand people drawn from all ove r the country with some from abroad, cosmopolitan, yet neighborly, about
as nearly the ideal place to spend a vacation of a day or two or months ora life time, as can be found on the globe.
Good roads from all creation, model railroad service, ample accommodations for many people, a cordial human atmosphere of excellent folks
of high intelligence, a place the Garden of Eden might have been located had not the folks in those days lived so far away they had not heard of
the Sandhills of North Carolina.
The Plan and Construction of the Sandhills is perfect for a Wintet Playground
The Weymouth Ridge, at Southern Pines,
Illustrates the G eneral Scheme
About the water tanks on Weymouth Heights two ridges cross each o ther, the one running from southwest to northeast, and the other from
southeast to northwest, the latter forming the dividing heights between t he rivers that flow from North Carolina to the sea by the North Caro
lina coast and those that enter the ocean through South Carolina. This ri dge is continuous from the heart of Hoke county to above High Point,
almost without crossing a spring brook.
From the Fort Bragg line on the east to half way through Moore c ounty to the northwest, the ridge is covered with a mantle of clean white
, sand, mixed with some clay in the subsoil, the cleanest, most insoluble m aterial Nature has used in the creation of the earth. But a small proportion
of ^arboneceous matter exists in the sandy surface soil, hence no mud, n o contimination of decaying vegetation of animal matter, an open, porous,
filtering sand, supplying clean and wholesome water, giving off no miasma to the air, sustaining a forest growth of pine and other desirable trees,
with an atmosphere that is perfect. !
That is the Sandhills, and in that admirable bit of Nature’s Master W ork, Southern Pines has grown up.
Xhe South^s ]Mlost Geautiful Winter Resort
If you are not already acquainted with this section a word will bring you full information if addressed to the
Town Clerk, South ern Pines, N. C.

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