North Carolina Newspapers

A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 15A, NO. 6.
of the Sandhill Territory oiNorth Carolina
Southern Fines and Aberdeen, North Carolina. Friday January 4, 1935.
Large Crowd Welcomes Return
of Sport of Kings to the
Miss Elva Statler is Bride of
Mr. Davidson in Home Wedding
Daughter of Late E. M. Statler
is Married in Residence of
the R. P. Davidsons
After a lapse of many years horse
racing returned to the Sandhills on
New Year’s Day and was welcomed
by a large crowd of enthusiasts gath
ered about the Pinehurst track. This
meeting was the first of weekly
events to be held throughout the win
ter on Saturday afternoons. At 2
o’clock tomorrow horses will again
face the barrier, with a good prog
ram arranged by the racing secre
tary, P. S. P. Randolph, Jr.
Racing has been revived here by a
group of interested persons, horse
owners, trainers, steeplechase enthu
siasts and others who feel that the
horse should be an important factor
in the winter life of the Sandhills,
and the interest manifested in the
opening meeting on Tuesday augurs
well for the success of the venture.
June Burbon, chesnut daughter of
Prince of Burbon and June Bug, J
flashed home with a spectacular
stretch drive to win The Inaugural,
feature event on the Sandhills Stee
plechase and Racing Association’s
opening card on Tuesday.
June Burbon was half a length be
hind going into the stretch but she
nosed out Maple Sue, owned by the
McCanless Stable of Salisbury, N. C.,
by a neck. White Bud was third, a
half-length behind, and Harmoak,
fourth, another length back.
This victory got C. A. Paugh of
Punkirk, N. Y., Burbon’s owner, off
to a good start, for with jockey
Billy McNair up again, he added the
second race when his Jimmy McCon
nell drew away from the field to
finish five lengths ahead of Twenty
Jockey Joe Petz matched McNair’s
double, while Larry Ensor rode the
other winner.
Fast Time Despite Mud
Though the track was still slow
from the rain, the speed of the
horses was not impaired, good times
being hung up in all races. The first
race brought the fc-..^ to their feet
in a blanket finish, the first four
horses finishing within one length
of each other. The winner was June
Burbon which beat Maple Sue of the
Maple Leaf Farm a head for the
main award with White Bud a fast
closing third only a neck and a head
off the winner. The start was poor
with Maple Sue going right to the
front with Harmoak pressing her to
the half-mile ground where he quit
to finish next to last. White Bud,
off to a poor start, was a fast clos
ing third and appeared to be going
fastest of all at the finish. The win
ner was well handled by McNair,
being rated off the fast pace of
Maple Sue until well around the low
er turn where McNair sent her up
on the inside when the leaders went
wide, got to the front in the stretch
and lasted.
Only three paraded to the post for
the second event due no doubt to
the slow track which prevailed. The
winner was Jim McConnell who went
to the front at the first turn when
Maple Flower ran to the outside
fence, and the winner was never in
doubt after that, giving a riding
double to both Jockey McNair and
training honors to C. A. Paugh.
The third race drew four to the
post, the winner being E. Petz’s Door
keeper, ridden by his brother, J.
Petz. The result was never in doubt.
Doorkeeper taking the tap from the
drop of the flag was never headed,
the only opposition coming from
Randolph’s Gracias who pressed the
winner from start to finish, running
a game race to stick it out to be
beaten only two lengths. Pinehurst
Belle was pulled up after she went
five furlongs and Woolrac refused to
The fourth issue over the about
seven furlong course brought four
to the post, the winner being Hot
Cake, the property of Frank Frisbie
of Upper Marlboro, Maryland. Lit
tle time was lost at the post, and the
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One of the outstanding events of
the season here took place yester
day noon when Miss Elva Idesta Stat
ler, daughter of the late E. M. Stat
ler and Mrs. Statler of Boston, was
married to Mr. H. Bradley Davidson,
jr., son of the late H. Bradley Dav
idson and Mrs. Davidson of Washing
ton, D. C.
The ceremony, which was perform,
ed in the home of the groom’s
brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and
Mrs. Richard Porter Davidson of
Wa.shington, was private, after which
the couple greeted a large number
of guests at a wedding breakfast in
the Davidson home starting at 12:30
p. m. The Rev. Dr. Murray S. How
land of Binghamton, N. Y., officiated
at the ceremony.
The bride was escorted to the
a)tar jy Richard Davidson and was
given in marriage by her sis
ter-in-law, Mrs. Milton Howland
Statler of Tuscon, Arizona. Nat S.
Hurd of Pittsburgh and Pinehurst
was best man, and Mrs. M. H. Stat
ler the matron of honor. A string
quartet of the North Carolina State
Symphony Orchestra played the
wedding march from “Lohengrin.”
The improvised altar was decor
ated with Madonna lilies and lilies
of the valley.
Miss Statler wore a while satin
wedding dress with an Elizabethan
collar. Her cap was of white net
with a collar of orange blossoms. She
carried white orchids.
The matron of honor wore a
blue taffeta dress made in Empire
style, with pleated ruffles, and a blue
hat to match. She carried yellow
Miss Statler’s going away CT.stume
was a gray tailored suit with hat
to match, and a topcoat of gray
Mrs. Davidson is a graduate of Rad-
cliffe Colleg:e, class of ’34. Mr. Dav
idson attended Cornell University and
is a member of the Elk Ridge Club,
Bali'more. His sister-in-law, Mrs.
R. P. Davidson of Washington, is the
former Betty Hanna, granddaughter
of the late Mark Hanna.
Police Will Get You If You
Don’t Have New 1935
License Plates
Despite warnings, only about 60
percent of the automobile owners
of North Carolina have their 1935
license plates, according to word
from the Motor Vehicle Bureau of
the State Revenue Department at
Warning is issued that State and
local police will begin to arrest
drivers of cars bearing 1934 license
plates within the next few days.
Get your new plates at once.
Civic Club to Discuss
Educational Program
Vocotional Guidance of Boys and
Girls Subject for Meeting
in January
The Civic Club event of this week
will be the bridge luncheon at the
Highland Lodge at 1:30 Friday. Res
ervations may be made by calling
Mrs, Grearson at the Lodge.
On Friday of next week comes the
regular January business meeting at
2:30. This meeting will feature the
educational department and there will
be an opportunity for gpneral discus
sion of the topic, “What Car the Civic
Club Do to Further the Educational
Interests of Southern Pines?"
As a kind of special demonstration
along this line, there will be a dis
cussion of the subject, “Vocational
Guidance,” or “How Can We Guide
Our Boys and Girls into Proper Vo
It is expected to have one speaker
tell of "Opportunities for Girls in
Home Economics” and another talk
on “Aviation for Boys.”
All parents of high school students
are especially invited as well as oth
ers interested in education.
Much discussion at Wednesday’s
meeting of the Klwanis Club of Aber
deen resulted in apparent disapprov
al as impractical of the plan to or-
gone deeply into the matter here sev-
Sandhills section. Evidence was in
troduced to show that such charity
chests had not worked out in towns
under 25,000 population. The club has
gone deeply into thema tter here sev
eral times, each time bringing in a
negative report. Leading the discus,
sion at Wednesday’s meeting were
Dr. T. A. Cheatham, the Rev. A. J.
McKelway and Col. G. P. Hawes.
Moore County’s New Senator
and Representative to Join
Law Makers at Raleigh
Moore county’s newly elected State
Senator and Representative, Union
L. Spence and W. R. Clegg, respec
tively, both of Carthage, leave next
week for the opening session of the
1935 General Assembly of North Car
olina in Raleigh, along with 49 other
Senators and 119 Representatives.
The scheduled 60-day session opens
on January 9th, with more new faces
than usual in the two houses, only
about 22 of the fiO Senators having
had previous experience, and about
44 of the Representatives.
The legislators get $600 for the
session, which is supposed, on former
laws to last only 60 days, although
there is now no limit. The pay is at
the rate of $10 a day for 60 days, or
supposed to be, and longer terms are
at the expense of the legislators. The
lost two sessions have lasted almost
five months, two and one-half times
as long as expected. Estimates of
this session range from 70 to 90 days,
a few even hoping to adjourn in 60
But the time is uncertain, as the
bulk of the members are new. Appar
ently few new problems will arise
this time, such as the sales tax of
last time, and the reorganization of
government. The sales tax reenact
ment is admitted. Just what Govern
or Ehringhaus will recommend is un
certain. But he probably will not
: suggest vital or important changes
j —at least not radical changes that
will require long contests to settle,
j The two main bills, revenue and
' appropriations, have been written by
the Advisory Budget Commission and
I will be introduced as they are. If ac
cepted in about their present form,
! they should not take so long. It rad
ical changes are -made, then it will
take longer. It is certain that more
I social legislation will be considered,
such as old-age pensions and unem-
; ployment insurance. Just how far
they will get is uncertain, and de-
i pending some on action by the Con
gress. The liquor laws are not ex-
I pected to bother much, an ef
fort is made to raise the alcoholic
content of beer from 2.3 per cent.
I The sales tax is expected to re-
I main, and without the exemptions,
! which will give probably $2,000,000 £
I year more of revenue, and that would
' give a 10 per cent increase in teach
ers’ salaries, and improved business
and resultant tax increase may raise
the-revenue another million or two,
meaning, possibly, a 15 per cent in
crease m salaries of teachers and
j State employees.
Thieves Pass Up Stamps and
Registered Mail, Take $32
in Cash
Senator Robert R. Reynolds who
went to Cuba shortly after the death
of his wife in Asheville about two
weeks ago, returned to Washington
Wednesday in time for the opening of
Congress. Senator Bailey also reach
ed Wa.««hington Wednesday in time
for the conference of Democratic
When th^ postmaster at Hemp
reached the postoffice Monday morn
ing, he found that the place had been
entered during the night and the
safe blown open. A check-up reveal
ed a shortage of $32.87. Nothing ex
cept cash was taken. The contents of
the safe which included stamps to
the value of $150 or $200 and two
registered letters were found lying
on the floor near the safe.
Entrance was gained by prying
open the front door and an inside
door, which the robbers were cautious
enough to lock after they had passed
through. They used mail pouches on
the floor to deaded the sound of the
safe door as it fell, and so quietly
did they do their work that no one
in the community was aware that a
safe-cracking was being staged.
Fuller McDuffie, who operates a
store near the postoffice building and
sleeps in the rear of the store was
awakened by footsteps about one
o’clock in the night and he heard
people talking. At first he thought
they had gone to a well at the rear
of the building to get some water.
A short time later he discovered that
an effort was being made to open his
rear screen door, but when he moved
the prowlers ran away. Mr. McDuf
fie recalled hearing a noise similar
to that made by a slamming door.
Having no gun, he did not go out to
Six or eight dollars’ worth of cig
arettes, cliew'.ng gum and candy was
stolen from the barbecue stand of
Dunk Blue in Lakeview last Sunday
night by a thief who gained entrance
by knocking the hinges from the door
of the building. Fingerprint Expert
L. A. Kelly of the sheriff’s office was
notified and he found two good
prints, but no arrests have been
On Christmas eve a thief of thieves
broke a plate glass window in the
front of the store of Moses McDon
ald in West End and jimmied the
money drawer, making away with a
small amount of cash. Nothing else
was disturbed. Mr. Kelly was able to
get some good pictures of prints left
on the glass.
New Stunts Feature
Today’s Gymkhana
Balloon Contest and Fancy Dress
Race on Program in
Southern Pines
A balloon contest, a fancy dress
race and a performance by a trained
pony will feature the equestrian gj'm-
khana this, Friday, afternoon in the
Southern Pines Horse Show ring. In
the balloon contest, each contestant
will be given a balloon. The riders
v.ill dash about the ring, eaili trying
to bust the other's balloon, and the
one whose balloon is still intact a
the finish will be nwardid the prizes.
In the fancy dress race, the con
testants will start from one end of
the ring, dash on their horses to the
other end, dismount, put on the
fancy dress clothes awaiting them
there, then mount and dash back to
the finish line, the first one, proper
ly dressed, to cross the line to be
adjudged the winner. There’s a train
ed pony in town that does all kina.f
of tricks and it will show its stuff
during the afternoon. Then there’ll
be the usual potato race, possibly a
few other races, and the usual num
ber of jumping events with more than
the usual number of entries.
Today’s gymkhana bids fair to be
the most exciting and amusing of the
series so far. It is open to all, with
out charge, whether you want to en
ter as a contestant or sit in your
car around the ringside and enjoy the
maneuvers of the others.
The Southern Pines Thistle Club is
having a bridge party following its
business meeting at 2:30 tomorrow,
Saturday, afternoon at the Country
Club, to which all interested are in
Life Begins at 80
Four Whose Ages Total 337
Years Enjoy Dinner Party
at Vass Home
There were dinner parties and din
ner parties during the holiday seaoon,
but the most intere.sting one of which
we have heard was the one given on
Thursday of last week at the home
of Moses Morrison and his wife, Josie
McAllister Morrison, a respected col
ored couple of Vass, who entertained
for ten of their oldest friends, four
of whom are octogenarians whose
combined ages total 337 years. Sever-
al younger folks were pre.sent to as
sist in the serving.
Josie is an experienced cook, hav-
ing worked in various homes in this
section and in the north, and her din
ner was well planned and expertly
The oldest guest present was “Un
cle” Ed Tyler, 88 years old, and
next in order wa.s Josie’s mother,
"Aunt” Mary McAllister, who was
eighty-four last August. ‘Uncle” Bas
il McKeithen, 84 last October, was
next in line and “Uncle” Dave Mc
Allister, Josie’s father, the “baby oc
togenarian” as to both size and age,
can boast of only 81 years. The re
maining six, most of whom are in
their sixties, were Ella Barnes, Char
ity McKeithen, Ella Womack, Hender-
son and Fannie Lassiter and Robert
It is needless to say that this day
will stand second only to “Old Slave
JOHN HEWin, 17,
Postal Messenger Boy, on Bicy
cle, Hit by Station Wagon
N'ear Center of Town
Funeral services will be held at
1:30 o’clock this, Friday, afternoon at
the Southern Pines Baptist Church
for John Vernon Hewitt, 17 years
old, who was killed in an unfortunate
accident in Southern Pines on New
Year’s night. Young Hewitt was
struck by a car driven by 'I'homas
Morrison, son of Robert G. Morrison
of Knollwood. The Rev. J. Fred Stim-
.son will officiate at the church and
the services to follow in Mt. Hope
According to reports of witnesses,
the car, a station wagon, wa.s pro
ceeding northward on South West
Broad Street. Young Hewitt, a mes
senger boy of the Postal Telegraph
Company, was riding his bicycle in
the same direction when the accident
occurred near the intersection of
Broad Street and Massachusetts
Avenue. Young Morrison is reported
to have stated he saw the youth just
before he was struck and blew his
horn to warn him of his approach
and that young Hewitt turned his
head to look backward and in doing
so pulled his bicycle into the path of
Day” in the memory of these older ^ oncoming automobile.
citizens ,to whom thi.s
courtesy was shown.
Miss Eleanor Adams
New Year’s Day Bride
Southern Pines Girl Becomes
Wife of Robert B. Morris
of Greensboro
Miss Eleanor Adams, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Albert L. Adams of
Southern Pines, and Robert Boyd Mor
ris, son of Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Morris
of Greei;«boro were married at the
home of le bride’s parents on Tues
day, Nev Year’s Day, before a large
number of local and out of town
The bride was given in marriage by
The boy’s body was found about 40
yards from the spot where it ap
peared to have been struck by the
car, and was about ten yards beyond
the station wagon which was over
turned, according to Morrison’s story,
in an attempt to avoid hitting the
boy. The bicycle was some 8 or 10
feet farther along.
Some who viewed the scene of the
accident shortly after it occurred
were of the opinion that the car
must have been traveling at a high
rate of speed. Others were inclined
to believe the momentum of the bi
cycle might have been at least part
ly responsible for the distance the
body was apparently carried.
Young Morrison summoned help as
quickly as he could after he had ex
tricated himself from the overturn
ed car and a doctor was soon on the
her father. She wore a gown of brown
silk crepe with small brown hat and | scene but ycung Hewitt died before
short veil. A shoulder corsage of gar
denias and talisman roses complete l
the costume. The Rev. J. Fred Stim-
son, pastor of the Baptist Church,
performed the ceremony, using the
ring service. The bride was attended
by her sister. Miss Alberta Adams,
and the groom had as best man his
father. Frederick Stanley Smith play
ed the wedding march and the bride’s
father sang “Because,” by Guy D’Har-
After the ceremony an informal re
ception was held, and after cutting
of the wedding cake by the bride the
the ambulance arrived. Morrison re
ceived a severe cut on the hand and
appeared to be suffering a great deal
from shock, and was apparently
much distressed by the accident.
After sessions both on Tuesday and
Wednesday nights the jury failed to
fix re.sponsibility for the tragedy, re
porting that;
“We, the following jury, f*'^<i that
John Hewitt came to his death by
being hit by an automobile while
driven by one Thomas Morrison, III.
Such automobile being driven at a
speed in excess of the speed limit of
young couple left on a short wedding ] the Town of Southern Pines, N. C.”
trip after which they will make their Late yesterday the Coroner order
ed young Morrison held for appear
ance Monday in Recorder’s Court in
home in Greensboro.
Mrs. Morris, after graduation from
Southern Pines High School, attend
ed the Women’s College of the Un
iversity of North Carolina at Greens- gpfes CitlZCnS OrffBnize
boro, taking a course in business and
stenography, since which time sne
has been a secretary in the George
C. Brown Lumber Company Mr. i More Than 100 Persons in Up*
Morris, a Davidson alumnus whc won j per Moore Section Support
Old Age Pension Club
letters in three sports during his col
lege career, is connected with the
Mayfair Cafeteria in Greensboro.
Aberdeen Woman Held,
Charges Manslaughter
Miss Louise Hinson to Face Su
perior Court as Result of
Fatal Auto Accident
Miss Hinson of Aberdeen
was on Monday in Recorder’s Court
bound to Superior Court under bond
of $200 on a manslaughter charge as
a result of an accident occurring or j J. F. Garner and W. T. Brown.
Townjend Plan
About 150 citizens of Spies and
the surrounding community met at
the Spies School at Spies, December
18th, and organized an old age pen
sion club known as the Townsend Re
volving Old Age Pension Club. The
following officers were elected:
President, W. i<|Baldwin: vice-presi
dent, C. V. Comer; secretary and
treasurer, W. P. Hancock; assistant
secretary and treasurer, E. J. Free
man; membership committee, J. T.
Smith, C. F. Monroe, G. W. Robin
son, D. D. Monroe, Charles Dunlap,
Christmas even in which Bob Kelly,
colored, was fatally injured when
struck by an automobile said to have
been driven by Mi?s Hinson. Kelly
died Tuesday morning in the Moore
County Hospital. Another Negro,
Shelton Russell, was badly injured.
The accident occurred about 10:30
p. m. at Hillcrest on Route 75 be
tween Carthage and Pinehurst.
The club was organized with 55
charter member;^ ranging in age from
60 to 95 years, and the membership
is expected to be increased to 100 or
more soon.
The object of this organization is
to recommend to the next soBsicm of
Congress to adopt a nation-wide Old
Age Pension Law to apply to persons
60 years of age and over.

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