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THE PILOT. Southern Pines hnd Aberdeen, North Carolina
Friday, December 28, 1934,
Published every Friday by
THE PILOT, IncorporatBd,
Aberdeen and Southern Pines, N. O.
mOLSON C. HYDE, Managing Editor
mON H. BUTLER, Editor
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Since the fourth day of July,
1861, when Congress assembled
in extra session in Washington
to face the war w'hich had brok
en over the nation, it is doubt
ful if the United States has fac
ed as momentous a prospect as
arises with the forthcoming
meeting of the Senate and House
of Representatives in Washing
ton. It is apparent to every man
who has been even a casual stu
dent of history that this coun
try has reached a crisis in its po
litical, economic and industrial
unfolding. Senator Bailey at the
Kiwanis Club recently said far
more than a great many peo
ple have suspected when he con
fessed that he did not know
whether or not a government by
the people can survive, and
qualified his statement with the
assertion that it depends wholly
on the people.
There is no possible doubt that
we are passing throug'h a pro
nounced revolution. It may, and
probably will be a peaceful and
w'holesome revolution for revo
lution is merely a faster type of
evolution which is the method of
advance that has constantly pro
pelled the world forward. Revo
lution is by no means a thing to
be feared if it is wisely plan
ned and fairly carried on. Much
of the emotionalism that char
acterizes human action has spent
itself as far as it applies to our
present situation. Much of the
froth has bubbled over, and ser
their loyalty to the right. We
will have a superabundance of
political sideshow' w'ork, all man
ner of visions and dreams, but
^he common sense of the nation
as manifested in the attitude of
the leaders who really have jud
gement and w'eight will bring
us through. Where to, as Sena
tor Bailey says, nobody knows.
But as he says it depends on the
people. And it is safe to hazard a
guess that he believes in the
Beyond peradventure some
changes are to be made in our
social and political relations.
They need not be violent to ac
complish much that is to be de
sired. It is hardly to be thought
that the changes may be as rad
ical as some suppose. Thomas
Moore’s pleasing story of Utopia
is an old one. But it has not yet
been adopted. Socialism, com
munism, the rule of kings, our
own fairly exemplary experi
ment in democracy, have been
tried, and all with their short
comings. But probably we have
met with more success with our
governmental experiment than
have any others, and in better
position to go forw'ard with new
plans. We have the foundation
on which to build, and the ma
terial. The outlook is good.
The coming Congress is bound
to be interesting.
YOUR OLD FRIEND
The old timer w’ho about this
time of the year in the dajfe gone
by used to like to drop in into
the Little Lamb Saloon back on
Virgin alley on Mat Weis’s
around the corner an lean
against the bar w'hile the white-
aproned chemits mixed a dose
of Tom-and-Jerry or an egg nog,
view’s life a little differently
than the younger ones as the end
of the year approaches. Prohibi
tion in spite of all the argu
ments one way or the other, has
revolutionized that curious thing
called the drug habit. Through
this section in the early day a
somewhat mild but rather raw
new corn whiskey was the tipple.
A little persimmon beer and
scuppernong wine and variants
of that sort helped along, but j
the'folks had little time for the
bulkier beverages like beer.
Civic Loyalty Pays Big Dividends
A SUCCESSFUL MAN
He looked tor tne best
in otliers, ?ave others
tlie best he had,ana
left tlie world better
than he found it —-J
SHAW PAINT AND WALL PAPER CO., INC.
Try Your Home Town First
The Week in Southern Pines
From the State Press
ious minded men are analyzing | which lacked action for the man
and thinking today about the sit-, "’^o wanted quick kick,
nation. Some of the impossible Anyway prohibition came and
suggestions have been tried out! limped as it came about the
and forgotten. The brass band' same as everywhere else. Nev-
and the blue fire ai’e passed by. ertheless it had its effect and
A lot of new men come to Con-! folks took to drinking all kinds
gress. Some of them are untried,; of carbonated doses under the
some of them no doubt of broad! general name of dope. When the
gauge. Some valuable men have
been dropped out; others who
remain include men of breadth,
of vision and experience, old war
horses who are dependable and
do not scare at the toy balloons.
We will have less of politics
in this session of Congress and
more of political economy and
thoroughly studied attitudes for
the general good. The country
is coming to its senses in the
realization that the business
men, the bankers, the manufac
turers, the sound intellectual
forces of the nation are valua
ble leaders and guides. And this
type of men will be heard more
cordially in Congress than ^or a
long time because we have cool
ed down enough to know that
men like these are the capable
pilots in such a storm period as
has overtaken us. W’here the
American republic is going no
body knows. But that need not
awaken apprehension. The far
ther it threatens to vere from
its safe course the greater the
number of thinking men who
come to its rescue. Patriotism
bars were left down over much
of the country it was found that
the mild beverages while not
crowding John Barleycorn clear
off the platform had shoved him
over to one side. Today whiskey,
genuine or imitation in the vary-
grades from pure to pennicious
are to be had in most places
along' with some other bottled j
goods labeled gin and other fa-1
miliar marks, and North Caro-1
lina is trying to cultivate a beer |
appetite. Nevertheless those i
compounds that in the past were j
set down under the name of bel-'
ly w’ashes seemed to hold their j
own pretty well. You even go|
about among your neighbors on j
an occasional afternoon visit I
and they come toting in a tray j
with little cups of tea and lumps i
of sugar to put out before. And j
wouldn’t that startle some of the ■
early settlers here if they could
see grow'n men who in the older
day would he working on a piece
of plug tobacco stirring a cube
of sugar in a little tall tea cup?
To be sure, brethern we drink
these days a fair ration of hard
is a rather forceful motive when} liquor, some of it harder than
the time comes to develop it. We! thunder, possibly made of
aquafortis and horse shoe nails.
But the U. S. A. has acquired'
the habit of the lighter bever
ages just as plug tobacco has
given way to the cigarettes, and
maybe our tendency to effemi
nate ways is to be the salvation
of this country from the deprav
ed habits that were feared when
it was realized that prohibition
had run its course. Coca Cola
and its crowd still poke John
Barleycorn’s nose in the mud.
have brains enough and loyal
ty and aggressive energy in this
country to hold things on the
right line, and a population suf
ficiently intelligent, after the
confusion of emotionalism quiets
dpwn, to line up behind leaders
who have a comprehensive plan
for what they propose to do.
On the morning of creation
certain fundamental economic
laws were established. They
have never been repealed and
can not be. Congress, legisla
ture, king or dictator may make
an endless abundance of new
laws but those new laws can j Mrs. Beverly Moss, the former Miss
work only as long as they are in ; Emma Carter of Aberdeen, died yes-
harmon/ with existing funda- i terday afternoon at 3 o’clock at her
mental laws, which is the assur- I home in Washington, N. C., according
ance that we are coming out of to word received here as The Pilot
this tmng all right. The basic was going to press. No details of her
. The people are sound in illness were received,
thinking men of the nation are
capable in their conclusions and
in their application of natural
laws. The people are soud in
MRS. BEVERLY MOSS, FORMER
EMMA CARTER, ABERDEEN, DIES
The Rev. and Mj s. E. L. Barber and
family are visiti'ig relatives at Sene
ca, S. C., this week.
Miss Bernice Reynolds, who is a
student at Allent(.wn, Pa„ Bibl’e In
stitute, is spending the holidays with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. M. D. Rey
Jackie Boyd arrived last w^eek
from W'oodbcrry Forest School in
Virginia to spend the Christmas holi
days with his parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Jackson H. Boyd.
Miss Margaret Gifford has return
ed to her home here after several
months spent in Syracuse, N. Y.
George C. Moore, Jr., of Virginia
Military Institute in Lexington, Va.,
is visiting his parents over the holi
Mr. and Mrs. Max Grey had as
their guests over Christmas the lat-
ter’s parents and sister, Mr. and Mrs.
E. J. Ross of Bath, N. H., and Miss
Mary Ross of Long Island. They are
on their way to Florida and are plan
ning to stop here on their return
north in the spring.
Miss Geneva Hall of Salisbury was
a guest of her parents during the
Hilliard Bobbitt of Winston-Salem
was the guest of Miss Leone Currie
Sunday at her home on South Ashe
Mr. and Mrs. George Nevins have
returned from a visit in Wilmington
where they spent Christmas.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Thrower visit
ed in Henderson Christmas.
Albert Bretch visited his family in
Holly Springs on Christma-s Day.
Elmer Davis arrived Saturday from
Charlotte to spend a few days with
Mr. and Mrs. Albert Ruggles and
Wallace Case have returned to their
home in Kingsport, Tenn., after a
few days’ visit with their parents.
Miss Elizabeth Macauley of Chic
ago is the guest of Mrs. H. W. Car
penter for the holidays.
Miss Eileen Loomis ha.s gone back
to Washington after visiting her par
ents since last Friday.
Miss George Shaw is a guest at
the Woodworth for a few days. Miss
Shaw has been in Medford, Mass.,
during the past several months.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Perry of Kanna
polis were guests over Christmas of
Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Hassell.
Thomas Hassell left Wednesday for
his home in Waynesboro, Va., after
visiting his parents for a few days.
Mr. and Mrs. Carson Blue of Wil-
■son are visiting the Walter Blues for
a few days.
Wii'iam C. Mudgett, Jr. arrived
from Choate School in Boston last
week to spend the holidays with his
Dante Montesanti and Barrett Har
ris were hosts at a Christmas party
at the Civic Club Tuesday evening.
Music was furnished by five local
young men known as the Sandhills
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McNeill have
aa their guests the former’s brother
and nephew, J. W. McNeill and his
son of Maysville, Kentucky.
Miss Lida Duke Blue entertained a
number of her friends at a Christ-
may party Wednesday evening at her
home in Aberdeen.
Miss Martha Carlisle left Thursday
for High Point after spending several
days as the guest of Miss Anna Cam
Mr. and Mrs. Bariett Harris had
as their guest for a few days this
week Misa Marguerite Blue of Wil
Mr. and Mrs. Harold McNeill have
returned to their home here after a
trip to Abbeville, S. C., to visit the
Mias Nilda Frances Wheeler arriv
ed Sunday for the holidays. Miss
Wheeler is a student at the Museum
of Fine Arts School in Boston, Mass.
Mr. and Mrii. Elmer B. Thomas
and aon, EHmer, III, were guests for
a day or two at the Holljrwood en
route to Key V/est. The Thomases
are from Newton, Mass., and young
Mr. Thoma.s is a junior in Dartmouth
at Hanover, N. H.
Miss Irene Slaples of Syracuse is
spending the holiday season in South
ern Pines with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Frank Maples.
Hunt F’.sher is at home from State
College for the holidays. Bill Fisher
has also arrived from Randolph Field,
Texas for a few days visit with his
mother, Mrs. Nellie Fisher.
Miss Mary Averett is spending a
few days in Sumter, S. C.
Dr. and Mrs. E. W. Bush and chil
dren and Mr. and Mrs. Robert Mont
gomery and children enjoyed a Christ
mas dinner party at the Hollywood.
Mr. and Mrs. George Graff of
Newton Centre, Mass., entertained a
party of five at Christmas dinner at
the Hollywood honoring their daught
er, Miss Dorothy Graff of Louisville,
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest M. Poate and
Miss Edith Poato spent Christmas
Day with friends in Asheboro.
On Friday, December 28th, Miss
Edith B. Poate is entertaining a few
Miss Hildreth Wheeler is visiting
her sister, Mrs. John K. Rude in
Freeport. L. I.
Pope Inman and Jimmie Shelton
were in Han)let for the Christmas
Lennox Windham of Boston is vis
iting his parents. Judge and Mrs.
Windham for several days.
Andy Eadie has arrived from Brat-
tleboro, Vt., for a two w'eeks’ visit
with his mother and sister.
Mrs. J. S. Williams of Wyncote,
Pa., a guest at the Hollywood for
the season, is entertaining her
daughter. Miss Katherine Williams,
who is a member of the faculty at
Wellesley College, Wellesly, Mass.,
during Christmas week. (
Among other guests at the Holly
wood are Mifa Grace E. Robertson,
Misses May and Clara O’Connor of
Brooklyn, N. Y., who will be here
during the holidays; and William
Crawford, a guest of Mr. and Mrs.
A. C. Davis. Mr. Crawford is pro
prietor of the Pliny Range House at
Jefferson, N. H.
Miss Millie Montesanti was hostess
to a large number of friends at her
home on Monday night.
Frederick Cole arrived the early
part of this week from Washington
to visit his parents for a few days.
Carlisle Hall retjirned to Washing
ton Wednesday after a viait with
Mr. and Mrs. George B. C raff of
Country Club Drive ..ave as their
house guests during the holidays their
daughter. Miss Dorothy Graff, who is
ass\stant principal of the Louisville
Collegiate School in Louisville, Ky.,
and also Mrs. Amos R. Wells and
Miss Elizabeth Wells of Auburndale,
Dante Montesanti and Barrett
Harriss will sjMjnsor a dance at the
Southern Pines Civic Club on Friday,
December 28 from 9:00 to 1:00
o’clock. Music will be furnished by the
Rhythmn Boys, a newly formed lo
cal orchestra that has won the ap
proval of the local dancing set by
their playing on Christmas night at
the Civic Club. All are invited to at
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Chsindler of
Greensboro spent the week-end with
Mrs. Chandler’s parents, Mr. and
Mrs. J. D. Wimberly, while enroute
to Charleston, S. C.
Miss Cornelia Shaw of Davidaon
visited her sisters, Mrs. Robert N.
Page, Sr., and Miss Sarah Shaw dur
ing the holidays.
John Leland is recovering from
cuts and bruises received in an auto
mobile accident last week while com-
infr ti> Aberdeen from Charleston, S.
C., and ia now the guest of his sis
ter, Mrs. E. T. McKeithen.
Editorial fijrm the Raleigh
News and Observer), i
In the history of every common
wealth the names of a few men mark
the chief achievements of its peo
ple. In North Carolina the name of
Aycock will always be associated
with the awakening of the people of
the State to the need of an educated
citizenship. In the same way as long
as men ride the roads of the State
the advance from mud to concrete,
the change of pace in the whole life
of the people will be associated with
the name of Frank Page.
Utterly different from the inspir
ing Aycock, Mr. Page was not one
to stir the people to achievement. He
was rather the worker, the engineer,
the strong man who assumed the task
of making reality out of the people’s
full grown desfre. From 1919 when
he came back from France to become
State Highway Commis.sioner until
1929, when he retired, the State built
the great system of roads which put
North Carolina in advance of its sis
ter States in the creation of a high
way foundation for the new automo
In his own lifetime Mr. Page had
as few men have possessed the honor,
I appreciation and confidence of his
State. North Carolinians, proud of
their highways, were proud of Mr.
Page. He had not only built a road
system sound in engineering. He also
directed the spending of the vastest
sum the State ever spent in such a
I way that every citizen knew that
the roads of the State were built
I upon a base of integrity as sound as
j Raleigh, the State Capital from
which Mr. Page so ably served all
the people of the State, was fortu
nate when Mr. Page retired to pri-
: vate life to have his private citizen
ship. As banker in difficult times
and as a leader in a recovering city,
Mr. Page was at the height of his
I civic and business leadership when
the news of his death came with
: shovking suddenness to his fellow
The death of such a man as Frank
Page 4s always a tremendous loss.
In his case, however, the greatest
work of his life was done and well
done long before he died. And cer
tainly if it may be said of many men
in the modern world it may be said
as it was of Sir Christopher Wren:
If you would see his monument, look
D. A. R. TO MEET
The Alfred Moore Chapter of the
D. A. R„ will meet in Carthage Jan
uary 8 at 3:00 o’clock at the home
of Mrs. Herbert F. Seawell, with
Mrs. Gilliam Brown and Mrs. Graves
assisting her as hostess. All visiting
d.aughters are invited to attend.
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