MOORE COUNTY’S LEADING NEWS-WEEKLY ■TEJTEJ L JTIJC/ A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding VOL. 15A, NO. 5. aAOce SPAINC3 ALAKEVI6W HAHLftV JACKSOH SPRtfiOB SOUTHCRH PtHCS yplMEBLUFP PILOT HAPPY NEW YEAR of the Southern Pines and Aberdeen. North Carolina, Friday December 28, 1934. itory of North Carolina FIVE CENTS SHAW TURNS OVER $15,000 IN BONDS fflDDEN IN GROUND Former Moore County Commis sioner Released on Bail After He Reveals Hiding Place TRIAL IN MARCH TERM G. C. Shaw, former Moore county commissioner who was committed to jail in default of $25,000 bond after a hearing before Federal Commission er Lang on a charge of concealing as sets in a bankruptcy proceeding, ■was on the following Tuesday night released under $500 bond after he had accompanied officers to the hiding place of the alleged concealed as sets,” $15,000 in bonds, w’hich were buried in the ground a short distance from the Highfalls home of Mr. Shaw. Officers are said to have signed a contract which stipulated that the bonds were to be turned over to a deputy marshal and placed * in the Federal treasury in Greensboro to be lield by the government until the JMarch term of court in Rockingham, at which time they are to be held by Judge Hayes until the court shall ■render a decision in the case. Mr. Shaw collected around $20,000 from various insurance companies ■during the year. His wife and two .small daughters were named as ben- eficirries of the insurance policies ■which were the source of the funds with which the $15,000 worth of bonds were purchased, so Mr. Shaw holds that they should be considered the property of the wife and chil dren, while the goverhment contends that they belong to Mr. Shaw’s bankrupt estate. L. L. Riggins and H. H. Hair of the Division of Investigation, U. S. Department of Justice, worked up the case against Mr. Shaw and pre sented the government’s evidence at the preliminary hearing. W. R. Clegg of Carthage is Mr. Shaw's attorney. Frank Page, Builder of Statens Highway System, Banker, Dies Leading North Carolinian, For mer Resident of Aberdeen, is Buried in Bethesda THRONG AT FUNERAL Recorder’s Court Has Busy Special Session Pair Who Stole Car and Set Fire to Barn Are Held for Superior Court Curtis McLauchlin and Henderson Person, colored men of Carthage who were taken Into custody early in the month in record-breaking time fol lowing the larceny of a car and the burning of a tobacco barn, were tried in a special session of Recorder’s court held last Saturday and were bound to superior court under bond of $200 each. McLauchlin was found guilty of driving a car while intoxi cated and on this count was given a 30-day road sentence, to be suspend ed upon payment of a fine of $50 and one-half the costs. His license was revoked for 90 days. The automobile which was stolen was the property of Howard Peoples of the Carthage section and the barn was owned by J. G. Stoltz of White Hill. Within two and one-half hours after the theft and burning were re ported, the two men had been arrest ed and had confessed to officers. It is said. Ed Worthy, colored of Carthage, was bound to Superior Court under bond of $1,000 on a charge of as sault with a deadly weapon with in tent to kill. He is alleged to have shot his step-father, Ed McKeithen, with a shot gun. McKeithen lost his eyesight as a result of the assault. Louis Freeman, white of near Hemp, who a few days ago took part in a thrilling race in which Deputy Sheriff Slack played the role of pur suer, was given 60 days on the roads on a charge of reckless driving and carrying a concealed weapon. REV. MURDOCH McLEOD IS PINEHURST PREACHER SUNDAY The Rev. W. Murdoch McLeod for mer pastor of the Pinehurst Com munity Church, will be the preacher at the morning service In hla late pul pit this Sunday morning. Mr. McLeod, now pastor of the largest church in Nashville, Tenn. will be here for the New Year holiday. Page Memorial Church in Aberdeen was filled to overflowing last Friday afternoon for the funeral of Frank Page, one of North Carolina’s lead ing citizens and a former resident of Aberdeen. I'he services were conducted by the Rev. L. M. Hall, pastor of the church, and the Rev. E. McNeill Poteat, pas tor of Pullen Memorial Baptist Church, Raleigh. Taking as his text “Character Pays,” Mr. Poteat reviewed the illus trious career of the man who could have had any post within the gift of North Carolina. He called his un timely end a great loss to the state described the deceased as a cas ualty of this busy tumultuous age. A brief service was held at the grave ^in Old Bethesda cemetery where lie the bodies of his brothers, Walter Hines Page and former con gressman Robert N. Page. Prominent among those here for the funeral were Governor Ehringhaus, Secretary of State Stacy Wade and Capus Way- nick. Highway Commissioner. Friends and relatives were here from all parts of the state. The pall bearers were Henry A. Page, Jr., and Reid Page, Ahoiueen; R. M. H4nes, M. H. Willis and P. H. Hanes, Jr., Winston-Salem; T. R. Maguire, Jr., Leslie Ames and Emil Rosenthal, Raleigh. Mr. Page, 59 years old, executive vice-president in charge of the Ra- leigh branch of the Wachovia Bank and Trust Company and former chairman of the State Highway Com mission, died at 6:25 o’clock last Thursday afternoon in Rex Hospital at Raleigh. He had suffered from heart disease for some time, but his condition did not become acute until a week ago Saturday, Dr. N. H. McLeod, Jr., his physician, said. Kecognized Internationally Mr. Page, who achieved interna tional recognition for his achieve ments in highway construction as chairman of the North Carolina High way Commission when more than $100,000,000 was expended to give the state better roads, was a native of Cary, Wake county. As a banker, business man, direc tor of highway building and civic leader Mr. Page made a place for himself on the topmost rung of North Carolina’s leadership ladder. He w£is a quiet, unassuming man who diligent ly and painstakingly set forth to maste any problem which faced him —and he usually triumphed. Mr. Page was born on February 22, 1875, youngest son of Allison Fran cis and Kate Raboteau Page. Among his brothers were Walter Hines Page, American ambassador to Great Brit ain during the World War; Henry A. Page, a leading business man and the late Robert N. Page, who served in Congress for this state for a num ber of terms and J. R. Page, railroad executive. He was educated at Davis Military School and the University of North Carolina. As a young man Mr. Page engag ed in the lumber, railroad, and bank ing business at Aberdeen with other members of his family. Nine Years in Highway Work In 1919 he started nine years of service as chairman of the highway commission, during which he gained his great prominence, though he was ranked among the South’s leading bankers after his return to that field. As highway chairman his wwrk was so outstanding that he was elect ed president of the American Road Builders Association and also headed the American Association of State Highway Officials. Herbert Hoover, who later became President, called him in 1924 to serve as chairman of the President's High way Safety Committee of his Nation al Safety Council. In 1925 President Coolidge named him as one of his five appointees to the Pan-American Road Congress, which met in South America. The University of North Carolina conferred the degree of LL. D. on hipi in 1924. As chairman of the highway com mission Mr. Page drew a salary of FR.XNK I*A«E KIWANIS CLUB TO STUDY NEED OF COMMUNITY CHEST Willard L. Dunlop of Pinehurst Assumes Presidency and Outlines Policies CLUB PLANS BUSY YEAR Got Your Plates? State Orders Arrest of All Who Drive Without 1935 Licenses After First Better get those new license plates on your carl I Capt. Charles D. Farmer of the State Highway Patron has telegraph ed each patrolman in the state orders I to arrest operators of automobiles on January 1 unless the machines have 1935 license plates and directed I each to "solicit the aid of all local enforcement officers in enforcing thi.s law.” Up to Wednesday morning only 57,- t 018 pairs of 1935 license plates had been sold in the state, leaving sorae 400,000 pairs to be obtained by mo torists in four shopping days if the registration on January 1 is to close ly approximate the total for 1934. A. J. Maxwell, commissioner of revenue, directed Captain Farmer to order his patrolmen to arrest anyone found operating a motor vehicle with 1934 North Carolina ta".s on it af ter sunrise on New Year’s, Day. “Indict such parties in the nearest court,” the patrol’s chicf told his men. “No extension wi’l be f^ranted for the use of North Carol’na 1934 tags.” Commenting on the situation. Max well said “the public has been given ample notice that the law will be strictly enforced and the department trusts that those car owners who have not already purchased ‘■heir 1935 tags will do so between now and the end of the calendar year.” $15,000 per year, twice the amount paid the governor in those days, and was the highest salaried official the state has ever had. During the World War Mr. Page served as an officer In the A. E. F., being a major in the engineers when he was discharged. His hobbies were hunting and fish ing. He served at one time as vice- I president of the Page Trust Com pany, was a director of the Carolina Mortgage Company of Raleigh, and president of the Title Insurance Com- . pany. He was a director of the Ral eigh Chamber of Commerce and a past president of that body. He was a Methodist by faith and a Democrat politically. He took an active part in Rotary affairs. In June, 1896, he married Ella Mar- , tin and of the union were born three ' children, two of whom survive, Frank ■ M. Page of Winston-Salem and Mrs. j Clara Page Harrison of High Point. One son, Allison, a member of the A. E. F., was killed in France. I Besides the two above mentioned Mr. Page is survived by his wife, three aiaters. Miss Emma Page of I Greensboro, Miss Mary Page and Mrs. Thomas B. Wilder of Aberdeen, and two brothers, Henry A. Page, ' Sr., and J. R. Page of Aberdeen. To HOLD RECORDER'S COrUT MONDAYS, ROWE ANNOUNCES J. Vance Rowe,, judge of the Re corder’s Court of Moore county, an nounces a session of his court next Monday, December 31st, and that thereafter court will be held each week on Monday instead of on Tues day as has been the practice of late. Willard L. Dunlop of Pinehurst was inducted into office as president of the Kiwanis Club of Aberdeen at the meeting of the club on Wednesday nocn in Lovejoy’s Log Cabin. In turn ing over the president’s button to his successor Dr. E. M. Medlin of Aber deen spoke in high praise of the years of devotion to all Kiwanis activities on the part by Mr. Dunlop, and pre dicted for him a highly successfn,! tenure of office in 1935. Mr. D'.;nlop, whu «s manager of the Pinehurst Dairy, outlined some of hi" policies for the coming year, a pro gram which bespeaks continued use fulness to the community of the club which has played such an active part in civic and charitable affairs for 12 years. The club will continue to sup port a bed in the children’s ward of the Moore County Hospital and other activities in aid of underprivileged children, and will at once take up for consideration the possibility of or ganizing a Community Chest in the Sandhills section. The question of a Community Chest was brought up on Wednesday by M. G. Nichols, who expressed the belief that the continual and indiscriminate solicitation of funds by all manner of charities and organizations in the Sandhills wa.s hurting the commun ity, stating that he had heard num erous winter residents complain of the practice. Paul Dana and Richard S. Tufts spoke on the subject, and Ml. Tufts moved that the Commit tee on Public Affairs go into the matter and make a detailed report at a future meeting. ^ Cornstalk Polo is Gymkhana Feature Second of Series of Equestrian Events in Southern IMnes Attracts Big Crowd The second of the series of eques trian gymlt^hanas in Southern Pines this winter was thoroughly enjoyed by a large crowd at the new horse show ring last Friday afternoon. A new feature, cornstalk polo, in which stalks served as mallets and a bal loon as the ball, was introduced to the merriment of players and spec- tatators. A Pinehurst team captain ed by Lloyd Tate won over W. O. Moss’ Southern Pines team. John Vlossopulos, Syracuse, N. Y., riding Allure, owned by Ernest I. White, Syracuse, won the open jump ing contest over Jack Johnson, Southern Pines, riding Fine Fellow, owned by Miss Marie McMillan, New York. The ribbon race went to Lloyd Tate, riding Luck. Pair jumping hon ors went to W. O. Moss. Durham, riding Lady D'urham, and John Vlossopulos, Syracuse, N. Y., riding Allure. Amateur jumping contest was won by Peverly Walters, Pinehurst, riding Grey Mist. The potato race was won by Billy Tate and the bare- back jumping event was captured by John Vlossopulos. Another feature of the gymkhana was a greased pig chase which Ar thur Allen won. Child Badly Burned When Clothing Ignites Seven-Yedr Old Bert Kelly of Near Vass in Critical Con dition in Hospital Little Bert Kelly, seven-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Mallie Kel ly of Vass Route 1, was severely burned on Thursday evening of last week when her clothing ignited as .‘the was standing with her back to an open fire. She was given emer- gercy treatment by Dr. R. G. Rosser and on the following day was car- ried to the Moore County Hospital where she is in a critical condition. Mrs. Kelly was badly burned about the hands in trying to extinguish the fire. New Year’s Day to Witness Return of Horse Racing Here Speaks Here Sunday Dr. William !S. Beard Dr. William S. Beard, assistant to the president of Rollins College, Winter Park, Florida, will address the Union Service of Southern Pines churches on Sunday night at the Church of Wide Fellowship. His sub ject will be “Rollins College, a Com mon Sense Adventure in Education.” All are invited to hear him. Dr. Beard became associated with Rollins College last year after retir ing as the executive secretary of the National Congregational Laymen’s Advisory Committee in New York, N. Y. Dr. Beard and President Ham ilton Holt of Rollins were class mates at Yale, the former graduat ing from the Yale Divinity School. He is a product of “The Little White Church on the Hilltop” at South Killingly, Conn., where his father for 24 years was pastor. Fol lowing in his father’s steps and enter ing the Congregational ministry, he became pastor at the Durham, N. H., Community Church which served the students of New Hampshire Univer sity. In 1908 he returned to Connec ticut and took a pastorate in William- antic. A thirty-mile radius from Wil- liamantic includes “The Little W'hite Church on the Hilltop” and two other churches which had been served in long pastorates by his uncle and his grandfather. In 1916, Dr. Beard became secre tary of promotion for the Congrega tional Church Extension Boards. Three years later he became cam paign director in Connecticut for the Pilgrim Memorial Fund, a permanent endowment created to assist in pro viding annuities for aged or disabled Congregational ministers. Later he directed the Pilgrim Memorial Fund in Washington, Idaho and Oregon. From 1925 v>ntil 1933 Dr. Beard serv ed as executive secretary of the Na- tionU Congregational Laymen’s Ad visory Committee. In 1932, Marietta College conferred upon him the hon orary degree of Doctor of Divinity. MISS MARY McKEITHEN BRIDE OF DAVID GILL COFTEY Arrival of Runners From North Removes Fear of Postpone ment of Opening Meet I OFFICIALS ARE NAMED Horse racing starts in the Sand hills on New Year’s Day. Fear of necessary postponement of the regular weekly race meetings scheduled for the Pinehurst track this winter was set aside Wednesday with the arrival here of some twenty horses, the first of the many ex pected from the North for wintering and racing this season. Fresh from other tracks, they are fit and ready to face the starter next Tuesday af ternoon, P. S. P. Randolph, jr., rac ing secretary of the Sandhills Stee plechase & Racing Association, an-_ nounced yesterday. The good old days of running races on the Pinehurst course are back, and enthusiasts throughout this sec tion of the state are expected td herald their return at the trackslde, in the grandstands, and from their parking spaces next Tuesday. The first race is scheduled to start at 2:00 o’clock. Mr. Randolph is busily engaged in arrangping for a large crowd and in preparing the card for the opening meeting. It is probable that there will be one trotting race and a steeplechase event as well as the running races. Officials for the opening meeting have been named, as follows: Stewards—James Boyd, N. S. Hurd, P. S, P. Randolph, sr., and Verner Z. Reed, jr. Judges—William Baker, Almet Jenks, C. W. Middleton, and Stacy Smith. Timer—Charles W’. Picquet. Paddock Judges—William A. Laing, W. V. Slocock, Miss Elva Statler, and John Thomas. Clerk of Scales—P. S. P. Randolph, jr. Clerk of Course—H. R. Tyson. Otherij will be named before Tues day to sei-ve as handicapper, starter, and patrol judges. Numerous applications for mem- ber.-^hip in the newly organized Sand hills Steeplechase & Racing Associa tion have been received during the past week. Memberships include family admission to the races for the entire season. Class A memberships to those subscribing $100 include also grand stand seats for members and their family, and a parking space; Class B, $50, a parking space, and Class C. $25, grandstand ."seats. General admissions at the gate for each meeting will be 50 cents, In- i eluding tax, for non-members, and grandstand seats will be $1.00 each additional. Parking spaces around the track will be $1.00. The racing this winter is expected to stimulate interest here in steeple- chasing and flat racing with the plan in vie^^ of building a perman ent steeplechase course midway be tween Pinehurst and Southern Pines before another season and the hold ing here of hunt race meetings simi lar to at Aiken and Camden. Ore hunt meeting is planned for next April on a temporary course. James Edward McKeithen announ ces the marriage of his sister, Mary, on Tuesday, December 25th in. Aber deen. The ceremony was performed by the bride’s pastor, the Rev. E. L. Barber. Mrs. Coffey is the daughter of the late J. A. and Mary Fowler McKeithen of Aberdeen. She attend ed Salem College, and is a graduate of Flora Macdonald. Since gradu ation she has taught in the city schools. Mr. Coffey, who is a son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Hampton Coffey of Lakeview and Charleston, S. C., received his education at the Uni versity of Richmond and Temple Un iversity of Philadelphia, Pa. Mr. Cof. fey is connected with the Darcoid Company, Inc., of New York City. Immediately after the ceremony the bride and groom and members of the immediate families were en tertained at a buffet luncheon at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Johnson of Pinehurst. Mrs. Johnson is a sister of the groom. After their return from a motor trip south Mr. and Mrs. Coffey will b' at home in Aberdeen. Drops Dead on Doorstep of HomJ^ in Aberdeen Walter Jernigan, 56, Long; in 111 Health, Victim of Sudden Heart Attack Walter E. Jernigan, 56 years old, died suddenly at his home in Aber deen Wednesday of a heart attack. He had just eaten the noon-day meal, and had gone out in the yard to see about his chickens when Mrs. Jernigan heard a commotion and went out to see what was wrong, stumbling over the body of Mr. Jer nigan lying face downward near the back door. He had apparently died instantly. He nad been in failing health for several years and unable tc work. Surviving him are his widow and four sons, Wade Jernig^ of Wash ington, D. C., Dogan Jernigan of Burlington and Melvin and Belton Carl of Aberdeen. The funeral services ■jro»^ h<»iu ftt his home yesterday

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