North Carolina Newspapers

A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 15A, NO. 4.
of the Sandhill
Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina. F’riday December 21, 1934.
Former County Commissioner
Accused of Concealing As
sets in Bankruptcy Case
G. C. Shaw, former county commla-
aioner, and one of the leading citi
zens of Highfalls, a small manufac
turing town in upper Moore county,
was on Monday given a hearing before
Federal Commissioner Lang in Car
thage on a charge of concealing as
sets in a bankruptcy proceeding, and
was confined in jail upon his failure
to post bond in the sum of $25,000.
Mr. Shaw has suffered financial re
verses in recent years and in July
was forced into bankruptcy by his
creditors. He is one of the big stock
holders in the Highfalls Manufac
turing Company which operates a
cotton mill there, and this mill has
had hard sledding during the depres
sion. Mr. Shaw is said to have bor
rowed heavily in an effort to keep
the mill going and was an endorser,
along with others, on notes for the
company. The manufacturing com
pany is now in receivership and has
been ordered sold on December 31st.
However, for the past two years,
Mr. Shaw has had no active connec
tion with the plant, it is said, he be
ing totally disabled physically.
A few months ago Mr. Shaw col
lected from life insurance companies
insurance to the amount of several
thousand dollars and it is for fail
ure to list this insurance among his
assets, it is said, that he is now be
ing prosecuted.
Friends Sympathetic
Friends of Mr. Shaw are sympathiz
ing deeply with him in this mat
ter, which they say is tragic, when
considered in the light of the inside
circumstances. He, they say, will nev
er again have any earning power,
due to his physical condition, and
has given up all that he has accum
ulated during the years except this
insurance which he had taken out.
Mr. Shaw has v. wife and two small
daughters. It is said that he does not
deny failing to list the bonds pur
chased with this fund, which he
considered rightfully belonged to the
little girls.
Due to the prominence of Mr.
Shaw and his family, the case is
creating much interest, and there was
talk Tuesday of his friends making
an effort to arrange bond for him.
1,700 Children On
Dr. Cheatham’s List
Each Will Receive Full Christ
mas Bag Packed by His
“Steam Roller”
Seventeen hundred children of
Moore county will receive Christmas
bags, each containing 12 articles—
fruit, nuts, candy, etc.—from Dr. T.
A. Cheatham’s “Steam Roller” this
The private charity which Dr. and
Mrs. Cheatham sponsor each year
has, 30 far as we know, no official
name, but the annual party in Dr.
Cheatham’s residence for the pack
ing of the bags has come to be call
ed "The Steam Roller.' It might
easily be called “The Ford Plant,"
for the methods of packing the bags
are the same as those practiced in
turning out Ford cars. Dr. Cheatham
told something tof the method at
Wednesday’s meeting of the Kiwanis
Forty persons gathered last week
in his residence. They sit about large
tables, and to each is assigned a spe
cific duty. One starts the bags go
ing at the end of each table. As it
passes along a fi:ied number of wal
nuts are deposited in the 'bag by
one person, raisins by another, so
many pieces of candy by the next, an
orange by the next, and so on until
the bags filled at the end of the line.
There each bag is tied up, a count is
kept of the number, the bags are
placed in large baskets, and the job
is complete. Last week twelve hun
dred bags were filled in one hour, a
record for “The Steam Roller.”
The bags are distributed to the
children through the schools in the
Highland Pines Inn Opens for 23d Season
The Highland Pines Inn in Weymouth Heights, Southern Pines, which Opened for the Winter Yesterday
Soirees Musicales Announced
But They Aren’t To Be the High .Brow, Low Necked Affairs
They Sound, Just “Musical Orgies” For All Who Like
to Play or Sing—or Listen
Soirees Musicales, they are called, but the very swell heading
of this announcement should not mislead the reader into thinking that
the series of musical evenings planned for the new year by the Southern
Pines Music Society will be high brow, low neck affairs. On the con
trary they will be simple, informal gatherings of people who like good
music and, above all, enjoy an opportunity to take part in it, and who
find the friendly atmosphere of a home more conducive to musical self
expression than the bleak interior of a public hall.
Nor will these be occasions on which high powered soloists will
monopolize the situation. Of course If you want to sing or play a solo
no one will prevent. You may win a round of applause or you may get
the hook. You will have to take your chances. Of if you are a tenor and
like most tenors just love to hold on to that high “C” for two or three
beats after everybody else has finished, to show what you can do,
you may get away with it. But the main feature of the evening will be
the singing of old familiar songs by everybody under Frederick Stanley
Smith’s leadership and accompanied by the Music Society’s string or
It is just possible that the orchestra will play a piece or two
all by themselves if their nerve doesn’t give out, or there may be seme
really fine specie’ musical features. Close harmonists will have their in
nings too, and if you play a portable instrument, no matter what, bring
it along. Proceedings will begin early in the evening and will continue
until the last singer or fiddler has collapsed or has been thrown out by
an outraged host and hostess.
But note this. If you want to take part in these musical orgies
you must be a paid up member of the Southern Pines Music Society.
They are for members only. Any one can join the society by sending
either $1.00 for an active, $5.00 for a sustaining, or $25.00 for a patron
membership to Miss Mary Yeomans, the secretary. Each $1.00 paid in
dues will entitle you or one member of your family to enjoy these even
ings. Please bear in mind also that the money is used to support musical
instruction in the Southern Pines School.
The first of the series will be at the home of James Boyd some
time in January. The date with further particulars will be announced
later in The Pilot. >
Melvin Sanborn Dies,
Resident Here 12 Years
Native of New Hampsliire Built
Home in Southern Pines
in 1922
Following a brief illness, having en
tered the Moore County Hospital for
treatment only last Saturday, Melvin
Sanborn, esteemed rssident of South
ern Pines for the past twelve years,
died in that institution shortly before
2 o’clock Tuesday afternoon.
Bom in Coldbrook, N. H., on Oc
tober 21st, 1861, the son of David and
Elmira (Noyes) Sanborn the deceas
ed came here from Hyde Park and
Boston, Mass., where he and his
brothers were in business for many
years as building contractors. In 1922
he built a home on May street here,
and in the following years several
other houses on Connecticut and Penn
sylvania avenues.
Funeral services were held in the
Powell mortuary at 3 o’clock Wed
nesday afternoon, the Rev. J. Fred
Stimson officiating. The body was
taken north on the midnight train
for interment at Hyde Park.
Surviving are his widow, Mrs. Nel
lie F. Sanborn; a daughter, Mrs. Les
lie B. Wotton of Hyde Park; a broth
er, Wilbur who, with his wife and
daughter, Ruth Burr Sanborn, reside
in Southern Pines where in the years
of their residence they have made a
wide circle of friends who deeply
sjmipathize with them in their loss.
Mid-Pines Club Opens
For Season on Dec. 26
Now a Judge
With exercises befitting the occa
sion, F. Don Phillips was formally in
ducted into office as judge from this,
the 13th district last Friday in Rock
Greased Pig Chase,*
Cornstalk Polo Today
Several New Stunts To Feature
Southern Pines Gymkhana
at Show Ring
Will Be Operated as Club Hotel
Under Management of
John J. Fitzgerald
John J. Fitzgerald, manager of the
Mid-Pines Club, announced this week
the opening of the clubhouse on the
Midland Road for the season on Wed
nesday, December 26th. The club has
been entirely reorganized and from
now on will be operated as a club
hotel, under Mr. Fitzgerald’s mana
Extensive repairs are being made
and a considerable amount of paint,
ing being done to the buildings. The
golf course is being put in excellent
The Holly Inn at Pinehurst will
open tomorrow for its 39th season,
with H. W. Norris again the mana
ger. This is the earliest opening of
the Holly Inn in many years. For the
past two seasons the Ino has opened
on February 1st but this year, due
to the large number of reser\'ations,
the date has been advanced.
The Southland Hotel in Southern
Pines opened for the season yester.
day with a large number of its for
mer patrons already here and a good
booking for the season.
Pursuit of the greased pig and a
battle called Cornstalk Polo will fea
ture the second Southern Pines
Equestrian Gymkhana at the new
Horse Show grounds this, Friday af
ternoon, the festivities being schedul
ed to start at 2:30 o’clock. One and all
will be permitted to enter the pig
event; sides will be chosen up among
those mounted on horses for the no
vel cornstalk polo match.
The polo game will be something
new here. Cornstalks are used as
mallets by the players, and a toy
balloon is the ball. The rest of the
game is pretty much like regular
polo, only you mustn’t let your horse
step on the ball. If it does, pop goes
the sphere—possibly scaring your
horse and a few others—and a pen
alty for your side is involved. The
committee is scouring the country
side for balloons to make sure there
will be plenty to replace the busted
In addition to the greased pig and
polo events there will be pair jump
ing, amateur jumping, ^d open
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The dance at the Pinehurst Coun
try Club on November 16th, spon
sored by Mrs. Betty Hanna Davidson,
netted a sum of $312.00 for the hot
lunch fund for undernourished chil
dren of Moore County this winter.
“Every school in the county will be
taken care of,” Mrs. Davidson said
The proceeds of the dance were
divided as follows: $50.00 each to
Aberdeen, Pinehurst, and Southern
Pines; $25.00 to each of the other
school districts.
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Steeplech^e and Racing
Association Plans to Revive
Horse Racing in Sandhills
No Mail Christmas
Get Your Late Packages
Christmas Eve—the Win
dow Will Be Open Late
Postmaster Frank Buchan of
Southern Pines announces that
due to Instructions from the Post-
office Department at Washington
mail other than perishables and
special deliveries will not be deliv
ered at the postoffice windows on
Christmas Day. The Postoffice De
partment wants its employes to
have that day off.
“But in order not to disappoint
too many people whose presents
may be late in arriving,” Mr.
Buchan said yesterday, “we will
keep the parcel post window open
late on Monday night, Christmas
Eve, and those expectingapc kk
Eve, and those expecting packages
may get them then.”
Enthusiasm Greets Announce
ment of Return of Weekly
Meets to Pinehurst Track
Moore County in Second Dis
trict With Headquarters
at Lexington
Farm census headquarters for the
Second Census District of North Car
olina have been established at Lex
ington, according to announcement
by Daniel J. Carter, district census
supervisor. This district includes the
counties of Anson, Davidson, Davie,
Hoke, Lee, Montgomery, Moore
Richmond, Scotland, Union, Wilkes
and Yadkin.
The actual work of taking the cen
sus is scheduled to begin January 2,
William L. Austin, Director, Bureau
of the Census, urges all farmers and
ranchers who have not received a
sample copy of the schedule to pro
cure one at the earliest possible mo
ment so that they may give careful
study to the questions and be prepar
ed to give full and accurate informa
tion when the enumerator calls.
Copies may be obtained by writing to
your district supervisor.
The schedule is divided into eight
basic sections comprised of one hun
dred questions covering practically
every pha^e of the agricultural in
dustry. Of course, every farmer will
not have to answer all of these' ques
tions, only those pertaining to his
particular lines of activity. The ques
tions will cover the calendar year
The enumerators will make inquiry
as to farm tenure; farm acreage,
which includes all crop land, all pas
ture land and all farm (woodland; the
total value of the farm; acreage and
yield of each of the principal field
crops and vegetables; the number of
trees and yield of the principal fruits
and nuts; number and value of each
of livestock; poultry and eggs; and
farm population.
Vital Need for Statistics
Director Austin has declared that
this is the most significant farm
enumeration since the inception of
agricultural statistics in 1840, and he
earnestly requests the cooperation of
all farmers and ranchers to 'the end
that complete and accurate statistics
may be procured and tabulated at the
earliest possible moment. The unpre-
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Special Christmas services at Em
manuel Episcopal Church, Southern
Pines, will be a midnight service on
Christmas Eve and a service on
Christmas Day at eleven in the morn
ing. The service on Christmas Eve
will begin with carol singing at a
quarter to twelve. The public in gen
eral is most cordially invited to at
tend these services.
Hearty enthusiasm greeted the an
nouncement in the Sandhills Daily
News on Sunday of the return of
horse racing to the Sandhills this
winter, and the plans for development
of steeplechase racing here as a per
manent fixture.
Regular weekly ra-je meetings are
to be inaugurated around the mid
dle of January, with a full card of
running and steeplechase events, pos
sibly including trotting races. It is
planned to have these meetings on
Saturday afternoons on the Pinehurst
tracks and polo fields.
The meetings here are to be held
by a new organization, the Sandhills
Steeplechase & Racing Association
which has made arrangements with
Pinehurst, Inc., to obtain use of its
racing plant and polo fields for the
remainder of this season at a nominal
rental and there is indicated a desire
to offer the association every possible
cooperation of a similar nature in
the future.
P. S. P. Randolph, Jr., who has ac
cepted the position of racing secre
tary, has just returned from Charles
ton, West Virginia and Washington
with assurances of a large number of
running horses for the season here.
While there he interested Col. H. C.
Maddux, prominent Washington
sportsman, in the Sandhills meetings
and Col. Maddux plans to bring some
of his own horses here and interest a
number of his friends in coming.
Plan Steeplechase Course
The purpose of this winter’s meet
ings is to stimulate interest in stee-
plechasing and flat racing here and
to aid in financing a permanent
steeplechase course, similar to those
in Aiken and Camden, to be laid
out on an ideal site midway betw'een
Pinehurst and Southern Pines, plant
ed in Bermuda grtiss with courses
for timber, brush and flat racing,
and to be ready for next winter's
Assurances have been received
from the National Steeplechase &
Hunt Association of the awarding to
the Sandhills association of a hunt
race meeting on the Saturday fol
lowing the Carolina Cup meet at
Camden each spring. This will give
this section an annual meeting fol
lowing in succession the Aiken and
Camden meets and a week preceding
the meet at Richmond, Va. Assur
ances have come from Aiken and
Camden, and from leading owners,
trainers and riders in the North, of
support for a major hunt meeting
The Sandhills section has been
proven ideal for the winter schooling
of steeplechase horses. Wintering
here in the past few years have
been horses which have won the
leading events in the country, among
them the Maryland Hunt Cup, the
Carolina Cup, the Billy Barton, the
Meadowbrook and others.
With an excellent track and ample
stabling facilities available there is
every reason to expect large numbers
of horses here once the weekly meet
ings have been inaugurated, and
there is no reason why the Sandhills
spring hunt meeting should not de
velop into as important an event as
•the Aiken or Camden meet.
Almet Jenksk President
Mr. Randolph has agreed to serve
as Racing Secretary this winter, giv
ing his entire time to the organize-
tion and operation of the meetings.
At a meeting of the organization
committee held during the past week
tentative officers were elected as
follows: Almet Jenks, president;
Verner Z. Reed, jr., vice-president;
Nelson C. Hyde, secretary and treas
urer; N. S. Hurd, steward, and Viv
ian Slocock, track superintendent.
Two additional stewards will be
named later, as well as additional
vice-presidents. On the organization
committee are Messrs. Jenks, Rsui-
dolph, Hyde, James W. Tufts, and
Noel Laing.
To provide funds for launching the
new association, for organization ex-
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