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Friday, January 4, 1935.
THE PILOT, Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina
The Rev. and Mrs. W. Murdoch Me-:
Leod and their two little daughters, j
Dorothy and Jane Wilson of Nash-'
vllle, Tenn., visited friends in Pine-
hurat the past week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Biggers of Tar.
boro were holiday guests of Mrs.
Bigger.®’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. Hu-
The Rev. and Mrs. A. V. Gibson
of Sanford were guests Saturday of;
Rev. and Mrs. A. J. McKelway. i
Mr. and Mrs. Robert K. Footman
of Lillington spent Sunday in Pine
hurst and were guests for the day
of Mr. and Mrs. Herman Campbell.
■ Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Keith and fam
ily spent some time with friends here
during the holidays.
Miss Elizabeth McDonald, who is
teaching at Ronda spent the Christ-
maus vacation with her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Carey McDonald.
Miss Laivora Sally returned Sun
day to Marshville after spending two
weeks at her home here.
J. W. McNeill and son, J. W., Jr..
of May,svllle, Ken., were guests sev
eral days last week of the formers
sisters, Mrs. I. C. Sledge and Mrs.
The Misses Olive and Carol Hen-
nessee who attend school at The Sac.
red Heart school, Belmont, spent the
holiday season with their parents, Mr.
and Mrs. S. A. Hennessee.
Among the local girls and boys re
turning to College this week are
Leonard and Stanley Lack**, Duke,
Merville McDonald and Saran Stew
art, the Womans College U. N. C.;
Caroline Page, Peace; Carlisle Page.
State University; Thelma Bliss, Flora
Macdonald; Virginia Hf^nsley. Mere
dith; Dorothy Ehrhardt. Queens-
Chicora; Margaret Morton, Dav’d-
Lipscomb; Dorothy McKenzie, Milli
gan College; Lorena Monte.santi,
Martha Wescott and McLeod Fit.c-
man. Mars Hill; Bill Cole. Oglethorpe
University; Buddy Bliss, Oak Ridge
Military In.stitute; Hinson Maples and
Donald Stewart, Davidson; Herbert
Ehrhardt, Newberry College.
Donald Quale, who is a student at
Lees-McRae College, Banner Elk,
visited relatives here during the hol
Mr.^. A. P. Thompson entertained
for tea Saturday afternoon Mrs. W
M. McLeod, Mr?. A. J. McKelway,
Mrs. A. V. Gibson, Miss Fannie B.
Gray and Mrs. I. C. Sledge.
A large number of guests mjoyed
the hospitality of F. H. iCrebd Mon
day afternoon from 3:30 to 5 30 when
he entertained at a houce-warniing
at his home, The Oaks.
Miss Laivora Sally entertained at
a buffet supper for Miss Dorothy
Ehrhardt, Miss Estelle McKenzie,
Mr. and Mrs. John Biggers, Mr. and
Mrs. Roy Kelly, Mr. and Mrs. Frank
McCaskill, Miss Vera Carter, Hubert
McCaskill, Herbert Ehrhardt, Alex
Stewart, Jr., Bob Barrett.
Mrs. Murdoch McLeod, the Misses
Belle and Currie McLeod of Sanator
ium came up for the morning wor
ship at the Community Church Sun
day and were dinner gue.sts of Mr.
and Mrs. R. E. Wicker.
The January meeting of the Wo
man’s Auxiliary of the Community
Church was held Tuesday night in the
Ladies’ Parlor. Mrs. Bob Shaw con
ducted an Impressive devotional and
a program on Foreign Missions was
presented by the leader, Mrs. Larry
Hensley. Others taking part on the
program were Mrs. Clarence Thomas,
Mrs. True P. Cheney and Miss Fan
Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Johnson
had a.? holiday guests, Mrs. John
son’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. Wado
H. Coffey of Greelyville, S. C.
Production Credit Assn.
To Meet in Carthag-e
AH Farmers as Well as Members
Urged lo Attend Session on
IN RECORDER’S COURT
A sweet tooth, or perhaps it was
three sweet teeth, got Lonnie Taylor,
colored, and Henry and Bill Gar
ner, white, into trouble and the trou
ble was not in the form of a tooth
ache. Following a fishing trip the
trio decided that some honey would be
mighty good, ao they proceeded to
the premises of O. A. Williams and
took down a bee gum, procuring
about a gallon and a half of honey.
The Garners were given 60 days on
the roads, each, to be suspended upon
payment of $25 fines and one-third
the costs, each, and Taylor was giv
en 30 days, or the payment of a $10
fine and one-third the costs.
Four drunken drivers, Howard Dav
id, Ralph McKay, Rudolph Frye and
William Leslie, were given 30-day
road sentences, these to be su.'spend-
ed upon payment of $.50 fines and the
costs, and each had his driving privi--
)ege su.spended for 90 days.
Willie Parks was fined $10 and the
costs for reckless driving.
The annual meeting of the Car
thage Production Credit Associa
tion, serving the counties of Lee,
Moore, Montgomery and Richmond,
will be held on January 9th, at Car
thage at 11:00 a. m., it is announced
by J. L. Cochran, secretary of the
Not only are all of the farmer-
borrowers from the association, the
holders of Clas,<3 B Stock, expected to
be present, but a most cordial invi
tation is extended to all other far
mers in the territory served by the
association and it is hoped that large
numbers will accept the invitation.
"Every member of the association,”
said Mr. Cochran,” is urged to bring
one or more non-members as it is
our desire that every farmer in the
section shall acquaint himself with
the credit service which our organ
ization has to offer.
“Directors of the association for
the ensuing year will be elected at
thi.s meeting. Every member of the
association is entitled to cast one
vote, regardle.ss of the number of
shares he owns, and it is to his in
terest to vole for men of the highest
integrity and busine.ss acumen.
“At the meeting a complete re
port of the year’s operations of the
as.sociation will be submitted. The
Production Credit Corporation of Co
lumbia will be represented at the
meeting by some one from its office
who will outline the set-up of the
Farm Credit Administration of the
third di.strict, the method of con
trol and operation of the produc
tion credit associations and will give
an explanation of the association's
operating statement from organiza
tion through December 31, 1934.
FOR SUPERIOR WORK
THE FAMILY LAUNDRY, INC.
The Story of Frank Page Conquest
of Outlaw Regiment in the War
On Edge of Southern Pines
Suitable for Kennels or Poultry
Farming-Seven Acres of Land
At One-Third Original Cost ^
Located on Old Pee Dee Road, recent
ly improved, just off U. S. Highway
No. 1 at southern limits of Southern
Pines. New modern house and other
buildings in excellent condition. This
property highly recommended at ex
tremely low price for prompt sale.
P. T. BARNUM
Citizens Bank Building
Mr. and Mr.s. J. H. Suttenfield had
as their Christmas Day guests Pro
fessor and Mrs. W. N. Hutt of
Southern Pines and Tom Lyons of
Special attention is called to *he
Home Demonstration meeting whicti
will be held at the home of Mrs.
Vance Adams on January 10 at 2:30
p. m. A large attendance is desired
as the year books for the new year
will be distributed.
Miss Dorothy Wallace of Rocky
Mount was a week-end guest at the
home of her parents, Mr. and Mrs.
A. G. Wallace.
En route from Florida to their
home in Perkasie, Pa., Harold, Dor
othy and Evelyn Knieriene visited
their aunt, Mrs. Levi Packard this
Risley Sloan of Sanford was a guest
of Miss Henrietta Risley the first of
Morrison Howie returned to Win
gate College Tuesday after spending
the Christmas holidays at his home
Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Suttenfield
spent Friday with Mrs. Suttenfield’s
brother, E. L. Anderson in Winston-
William Fiddner and family are oc
cupying the Meadow Lark.
Mrg. John Fiddner leaves Satur
day night to visit her parents, Mr.
and Mrs. George W. Grover in Dan-
burry, Conn. On Monday they will
celebrate their golden wedding anni
versary. They have six children, six
teen grandchildren and one great
grandchild, most of whom will be
with them on Monday.
Misses Nancy Wallace and Henriet
ta Risley spent the week-end in San
Albert Austin and family of Gas
tonia visited his mother and family
Mrs. John Symington and sister,
Miss Wyckoff of Carthage and Mrs.
Albert Aldridge and two >ions of
New York City called on friends in
Mr. and Mrs. Purvis Ferree an
nounce the arrival of a daughter on
Wednesday, January 2nd.
FINE POLICE WORK
Editor, The Pilot:
I desire to express by thanks and
appreciation throug;h your column,
for the efficiency of the Police De
partment of Southern Pines, espec
ially to its chief.
Upon our return recently to open
our home we found it had been en
tered by thieves.
We called upon the Chief and in
four days he reported that the arti
cles missing had been found in Ral
eigh and the thief placed In custody.
This should be a warning to all
thieves to keep out of Southern
MARRL\GE OF MISS SPARKS
LAST AUGUST ANNOUNCED
Mrs. Franklin V. Dennison of
Southern Pines announces the mar
riage of her daughter, Mattie Kath
ryn Sparks to Frank Warner Lee, Jr.,
of Spartanburg, S. S. The marriage
took place August 20 in Atlanta, Ga.
The Rev. H. W. White officiating.
Mr. and Mrs. Lee will make their
home in Atlanta.
Fourteen years ago, when he fir.st,
told the story, or when it was pieced:
together from the scraps of it that
his diffidence let me see, he said,
“That will keep for my obituary—:
and maybe longer.” He laughed with
the robust indifference of one too
busy and too alive to think with any
thing but amusement of an obituary.
He was 45 and I was much younger j
as I ani now older, and the pieced-
together fragments of the story of
the .silver service cried aloud for the
The writer is Ben Dixon McNeill,
in last week’s issue of the Moore
These fragments were Frank Page.
He wafl not the indomitable master
builder of this road along which we
went when the morning hours were
very small. This reaching system of
roads was not Frank Page. Frank
Page, when he had, between long re
flective silences, told the story was
—Frank Page. And the silver service
that glistened in the dining room of
his house was, somehow, a bigger
thing than this colossal thing he was
building could ever be any more.
Frank Page laughed—softly, I re
member - and said that the story
could wait for hi.s obituary—
General Pershing had been the
roimds of front line trenches emptied
by the Armistice. Major Frank Page
had been the engineering officer des
ignated to .see that the roads over
which the General of the Armies
would travel were in passable .shape.
The High Command made the rounds
of the front without troubling inci
dent; the roads ahead of him were
ready for him. Major Page returned
lo Pari.s hopeful that his reward
might be early orders to return to
Sick of France
He was sick of France. Somewhere
in Belleau Wood, in a grave that he
had not been able to find, was the
.sma.shed body of his son who had
died there when he was not yet 19.
Had died before the father had yet
reached France with but one thought
in his mind. He must be near as he
could get to that boy in the Marines.
He had come with a first lieutenant’s
commission. He had refu.sed a col
onelcy that would have taken him
to Alaska to get out timber for air
planes After Belleau Wood he had
fought—with the Engineers.
No far from Brest there was an
outlaw regiment. There were 1,300
men in it, men who were the out
laws of the American Expeditionary
Force. They were no longer soldiers.
They were outlaws of the army, the
incorrigible. Two of their command
ers they had driven insane. Another
had killed himself. They were men
without hope, creatures from whom
had gone the last dregs of the thing
of which men are fashioned. They
were beyond puni.shment. It was the
toughest command in an army of
four million. Major Frank Page was
ordered into command of the outlaw
Thirteen hundred wild animals
would have been simpler. Major Page
undertook to appeal to the men, to
hold out some hope of regaining
themselves. When he spoke to them
they jerred him with obscenity that
was filthier than he could imagine or
remember. There was no doing any- j
thing with them. They were beasts |
and worst, and had to be handled as I
such. They were half-naked. It had I
been long since any clothing was is-!
sued to them. Major Page thought it;
would be helpful to get them some j
clothes. The requisition was ignored.
It became apparent that the ring
leader, the king of theSe outlaws,.
was a former boxer, a heavyweight i
boxer, who had been brought up in.
the slums of Newark, N. J. He was ■
tough, a natural leader, and the apex
of the regiment’s defiance. Major
Page studied him, tried to win him
over. He failed. The man was defiant,
worse than irksolent. He was com
pletely insubordinate and he demand
ed to know what Frank Page was
fjping to do about it. For a day or
two Frank Page did nothing. Then
he had the outlaw leader brought in.
The squad that brought him were
reluctant to obey the order that dis
missed them. Major Page faced the
outlaw across a table.
Wins Over Men
The man glowered.
"I’ve tried all the ways I know
to get on with you,” Frank Page
said evenly. ‘All the ways but one.”
“So what?” the outlaw said, add
"So I’m going to whip hell out of
you with my two hands.”
The outlaw heard without believ
ing. He sneered. Mr. Page took off
his pistol and laid it on tl.e table,
stripped his coat and shirt. He was
bare to the waist. The outlaw faced
him, perhaps with some uncertainty,
but when the commanding officer in
vited him to come on, he came.
“I thought for a while he had
me,” the Highway Commissioner
would say. "He was a good boxer.
I guess I whipped him because I
had to. \
The outlaw was badly battered.
Major Page was badly battered. Fi
nally the man grinned and extended
his open hand. “You win.” he said
and walked out. That night Major
Page directed in person an extensive
burglary. The next morning when the
regiment was lined up, it was fully
clothed. Afterward they behaved
themselves. None of them had been
paid any wages, but when Frank
Page was relieved from command
of the regiment in January, the men
presented him with the silver service.
It cost 10,000 francs. Where the out
laws got so much money nobody
knows. Nobody asked.
the State will think that the biggest
thing that I did was to find Frank
Page. Leonard Tufts brought him to
me aad wa.s his sole endorser. The
other man (H. B. Varner) had more
than two thou.sand telegrams on my
desk urging his appointment. I want
ed a 2X)ad builder, not a road advo
cate, and following my instinct about
Frank Page was the biggest single
thing I did. People will be grateful
TO SHOW I’lL.M
Motion pictures showing life in the
southern mountains and activities at
Berea College will be shown at the
Sunday night service at the Church
of Wide Fellowship. Dr. Raymond was
for yeards connected with Berea Col
lege and has conducted extension lec
ture courses in the wildest parts of
the Kentucky mountains. He will pre
face the showing of the fuur reels of
pictures by telling something about
the people among whom he worked.
Many of the most interesting traits
of the southern highlanders are sur
vivals from the Colonial pioneer days.
Dr. Raymond believes that the peo
ple of the mountains are often misu”-
derstood and contends thal they are
one of our m.i^st valuable assets. The
mountain ciias of seven southern
states have a combined population of
about five million people;; but only
about one-fifth of this number live
in the isolated areas where pioneer
conditions have survived. The ad
dress and the pictures will describe
the hopeful aspects of these more re
mote and isolated people. The purest
Anglo-Saxon population in America
live in these remote highlands and all
patriotic Americans should be glad
to realize the value of these red-
blooded sturdy people whom the
President of Berea used to call “Our
Contemporary Ancestors in Appal
GRANTED FIN \L PAI'KKS
Final naturalization papers have
been issued to Mrs. John J. McHugh
of Southern Pines, a native of Cana
da but long a resident of the United
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cause I appreciate mildness and
delicacy of flavor. 1 found, in
addition, that Camels give IQC a
‘lift’ wlieo my energy is low.”
' I R-
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In the evening that death came for
him, Bickett was, a year out of the
governorship, reminiscent, happy. He
said: “It wm not the biggest thing
that I set out to do, but I think £ind
tions oftm put th«
•kidt under wc. But
doM a Immp toward
holping you coast
along moro smootK-
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