'I MOORE COUNTY’S LEADING NEWS-WEEKLY TUI? X XT. 12/ A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding VOL. 15A, NO. 21. ^ >fci:ARTHAOE ^ &AOi.e SPRINC9 y>4ST LAKCVIEW JACKSOH SPRIMOS PINES ^piMseuipr PILOT FIRST IN NT.WS, CIRCULATION & ADVERTISING Southern Pines and Aberdeen, NVirth Carolina, Friday, April 19, of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina ■ - - -■ FIVE CENT! PINEHURST PLANS NORTH CAROLINA DAY ON APRIL 27 Invites Citizens of State to Be come Better Acquainted With Their Resort BUSY SPORTS PROGRAM North Carolina Day, a new event on Pinehurat’s busy Spring schedule and one which it is planned to make an annual affair, will be inaugurated on Saturday, April 27th, to run through Sunday. Merchants, hotels and resi dents of Pinehurst are cooperating to make the occasion an outstanding event and an enjoyable occasion for the hundreds expected from all parts of the state for the extensive pro gram. The purpose of North Carolina Day is to better acquaint the people of the state with one of the state’s leading resort towns, thereby fostering a friendly spirit between Pinehurst and its neighboring cities and towns. In vitations are being sent out to prom inent people in all parts of the state to visit the Sandhills those two days. An extensive sports program is be ing arranged, including golf matches, horse racing, gymkhana events, ten nis tournaments and a skeet and trap- shooting tournament. The largest at traction of the program, however, will be the reduced golf fee of $1 a day for the two days. A style show is being planned with all the gown shops in Pinehurst co operating. It is intended to make the event something that everyone will enjoy. The committee in charge of the program includes L. L. Biddle, 2d, chairman, Charles Picquet, Ernest Gamache, A. T. Robertson, Jr., and L. L. Seeman. Program of Easter Music in Pinehurst Special Service of Worship Ar- ran$:ed for Sunday Evening in Community Church A worship service of Easter music will be offered at the Pinehurst Com munity Church on Easter Sunday evening at 8 o’clock with the presen tation of "The Thorn-Crowned King,” an Easter cantata by Fred B. Holton, text by H. Von Berge. The entire worship will be in music. The service will begin with an organ and violin prelude. The invocation will be by the singing of an Easter anthem of med itation and prayer, ‘In Joseph’s Love ly Garden,” by a mixed quartette un accompanied. The cantata will fol low and the worship will conclude with the singing of the benediction with the seven-fold amen by the quar tette. The choir at the evening service will be composed of the following: Tenors: A. V. Gibson, W. M. Hern don, Willard Dunlop. Sopranos; Mesdames Colin McKen zie, Tom McKenzie, A. V. Gibson, G. M. Cameron and True Cheney. Contraltos: Misses Katherine Blue, Eunice Gibson and Mrs. A. J. McKel- way. Basses: D. Currie, W. P. Morton, Rassie Wicker and A. J. McKelway. The quartette parts will be sung by Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Gibson and Mr. and Mrs. A. J. McKelway. Mrs. Roy Kelly will be at the piano during the cantata. A violin obligato will be played by Mr. H. H. Ponish of Maxton. Mrs.E.B.Keith will be at the organ. The service will begin at 8 o’clock and will continue for about one hour. The public is cordially invited to at tend. JAMES BOYD SPE.\KER James Boyd of Southern Pines ad dressed the Walter Hines Page Book Club of Aberdeen at the Aberdeen Community House on Monday even ing, telling the members something about “authoring” and reading pas sages from his forthcoming novel, "Roll, River,” to be published this month by Scribner’s. LEGION MEETING TONIGHT There will be an important meeting of Sandhills Post No. 134 and its aux iliary tonight, Friday, at 8 o’clock in the Pinehurst Community House. All members are urged to attend. $47,943 Here Moore Farmers Received Large Rental and Benefit Payment in February North Carolina farmers were paid $541,725.46 in rental and bene fit payments by the Agricultural Adjustment Administration in Feb ruary, bringing the total AAA funds paid in this state to $14,- 348,126.28. figures compiled by Dean I. O. Schaub, of State Col lege, show. 'rhe February checks were a continuation of the rentals and benefits paid to growers who co operated with the 1934 crop ad justment program. Payments re ceived through February 28, Dean Schaub reports, are as follows; cot ton growers, $8,044,776.14; tobac co growers, $5,738,355.70; corn- hog producers, $482,556.37, and wheat growers, $80,438.07. Moore county received $47,843.71 in these payments. FIRES FANNED BY HIGH WINDS HERE THREATEN HOMES Two Break Out Near Southern Pines; One Covers 1,000 Fort Bragg Acres Festival Offers Two Own, Dogwood and O Latter Ties Occasion Up With History and Tradition and is Week’s Outstanding Event By Struthers Burt This is an age of competition, but then all ages have been. It is better to .say, this is an age of extraordi. narily high competition. Everything The Southern Pines Fire Depart-j is crowded; everything that it is pos- ment and numerous volunteers fought, sible to do, is done repeatedly all over two threatening grass and woods | the world. The only thing nowadays that attracts attention is an original 2,000 FIGHT FLAMES fires on the outskirts of town on ' Monday afternoon. The first broke I out in the vicinity of Firleigh Farms, I residence of Mrs. Reid Healy, and the second on Weymouth Heights near 1 the home of Mrs. J. H. Andrews. The local department answered calls to I both places and with the aid of vol- ■ unteer fighters prevented the spread of flames and any damage to build ings, despite the high winds. I About the .same time fire broke out :on the Fort idea, or an old idea .so originally car ried out that it stands above the rank and file of just good enough. So 1 agree with Mr. Robertson’s comment on the Dogwood Festival. Nor is this any criticism of the Dogwood Festival nor of those back of it. The Festival was a success this year and there cannot be too high commendation for the hard work that made it a success, but to me the Bragg Reservation, not outstanding day was Old Slave Day. I far distant from Southern Pines, and SPRING BLOSSOM FESTIVAL VOTED GREAT SUCCESS Tennis, Baseball and Collegiate Ball Wind Up Gala Week Program Here because Old Slave Day was some thing by itself. An original idea. An idea that tied the festival up with' history and tradition; that gave it a distinctly local and sectional atmos phere. It seems to me that we have two things in the Sandhills that are our own; this Old Slave Day and the dogwood, and that therefore we should DUKE ATHLETES VICTORS spread over an area of some 1,000 acres. About 1,500 officers and men from the post and about 500 CCC men fought through Monday after noon and night to get the fire under control. At 3:30 in the afternoon, fire was reported breaking out in several places about, two miles from Me-; and more emphasize both. Kellar's Pond. In .spite of three pre-' ceding days of rain, the timber was dry from the dust-laden air which blew through the woods all day. The pines which stood in the red path of the wind went up in sparkling flames like enormous fire-crackers and the underbrush, white with dogwood, caught like tinder. The flames jumped the firebreak Four Survive Men’s Singles in Tournament Wilmer Allison, U. S. No. 1 Man, Leading Contender for North- South Tennis Title The second annual Sprirg Blossom Festival wound up in a blaze of glory with the Collegiate Ball at the South ern Pines Country Club last Saturday night. Despite coollsh weather throughout the week all events on the program attracted large crowds, and it seems the unanimous opinion of the people of the community that the affair was a brilliant success from beginning to end. Duke defeated Davidson in the baseball game last Saturday after noon before a sizeable crowd which would have been much larger had it not been for the inclement weather. The game was interrupted in the sec ond inning by rain but was soon con tinued to wind up at 6 to 3 in favor of the Blue Devils. It was Duke’s day here. Her tennis team defeated State Colloge on the municipal courts in the morning, taking all singles and doubles matches. Friday night witnessed the crown ing of the 1935 Festival Queen. Miss Ruby Hodges was the successful candidate for the crown this year, with Miss Mary Welch second in the standing and Miss Katherine Wiley third. The coronation ceremonies in Municipal Park were witnessed by a large assemblage, after which the Queen’s Military Ball was the at traction at the Country Club. Busy Military Day Friday was Military Day and peo ple came from all parts of the state for the big parade and for conven tions of the American Legion, the Le gion Auxiliary and the Daughters of the American Revolution. The speak er of the day was Col. E. R. W. Mc Cabe, Fort Bragg, commanding offi cer of the 17th Field Artillery which h« led during the World War. After the parade retreat ceremony was held in the park, followed by a bar- ^ Chandler, secretary of the becue dinner for the legionnaires, served m the park. j^mgs S. Milliken were reap- A brilliant feature of the week was pointed to the board at the meeting the Spring Blossom Festival Chorus, Board of Commissioners of led by Charles W. Picquet, in the southern Pines on Wednesday night. High School Auditorium on Thurs day night. The large chorus made such a distinct impression upon an audience which should have been much larger that numerous requests have been made for a repetition of the singing of “The Holy City” at some nearby future date. Due to cold weather a nuiftber of events which were expected to net sufficient revenue to defray Festival expenses were not sm well attended as they would have been otherwise, caus ing the Festival Committee to report this week a slight deficit. Plans to raise the necessary funds to balance the budget were made at the meet ing of the Chamber of Commerce on Tuesday. Queens, parades, btis<*ball games, and so on, are all very well, and are needed to fill in time and tie the oc casion together, but all over the coun try exactly the same performances are taking place, and to make such performances noteworthy, a great deal of money and organization are Donates Theatre PICQUET CH.XKLES NEXT WEDNESDAY NIGHT BIG ONE IN SOUTHERN PINES Double - Barreled Program at Carolina Theatre For Fes tival Benefit Legion’s 10th Annual Ball Easter Monday Sandhills Post to Entertain at Southern Pines Country Club For Relief Fimd The Sandhills Post of the Ameri can Legion Is to give its tenth annual ball on Easter Monday night, April necessary. More money and organi-^ 22d. at the Southern Pines Country , zation, perhaps, than the Sandhills ciub. The dance committee has been r.nd headed toward the ordnance mag- j ^re as yet capable of producing; but ^ fortunate enough to secure Gerry rest of the country hasn’t dog- Bryant’s orchestra of New York for shifted toward Pope Field and came ^ood such as we have, and the rest the occasion. landmg of the country hasn’t as yet thought | The dance committee consists of leld and the CMTC camp area. STAR ACT PLUS MOVIE Next Wednesday night, April 22d, is going to be a big night at the Car olina Theatre in Southern Pines. If there are any vacant seats in the house we will be surprised, for a dou ble-barreled, high-powered program awaits the populace and not even a slight raise in the price of seats is going to keep the folks away. Here’s the story. Five musical ar tists and they are artists—are going to be in town next Wednesday. Hear ing about it, the Chamber of Com merce got in touch with them this week and prevailed upon them to put on an act for the benefit of the Spring Blossom Festival's deficit, which isn’t much of a deficit but enough to re quire a benefit. The boys allowed as how they would be glad to comply, and then came the question of where to stage the affair. Well, Charlie Picquet was at the meeting of Chamber directors on Tuesday at Jack’s Grill and Charlie spoke up and said he’d donate his theatre Wednesday night for the show, and besides he’d throw in the picture scheduled for that night, and let all the proceeds go.to the Festi val. Of course that called for a vote of thanks to Charlie and the appoint ment of a committee of arrangements by President Hugh J. Betterley of the Chamber and all that. Dr. G. G. Herr, Frank Buchan, Harry Buckley and Mr. Picquet comprise the committee. Musical Treat So the double-barreled bill is on. I These five musical artists are some- I thing. They were here not long ago I and put on their act privately for a of an Old Slave Day. Furthermore, 1 Shields Cameron, chairman, Paul wish that this could be a Sandhills- Dana, R. E. Denny. Livingston Bid-, ^ wide celebration. There were traces die and L. M. Tate of Pinehurst | Frank Shamburger and J. Vance j berries. They play every known Rowe of Aberdeen; J. Halbert Blue instrument, from the big cello and Edgar Ewing of Knollwood; John | Beasley and Charles McDonald of of that this year, and every year there should be more traces. The whole section should get together and pool its resources and its energy and its imagination. If that is done, the interest will not be largely local, it Ritter of West End; F. M. Dwight | I kind of music from classical to the Carthage; J. F. Sinclair and D. C. | They are a band, an orches- tra, an ensemble, all rolled into one. Wilmer Allison, No. 1 in national tennis ranking, Hal Surface of Kan sas City, mid-west top-notcher; Ar chibald Henderson of the Universtiy of North Carolina, and J. Gilbert Hall of Orange, N. J., were the sur viving stars yesterday in the annual North & South tennis tournament which has been running off smooth ly all week on the courts of the Pine hurst Country Club. Allison was play ing Surface and Henderson pitted against Hall in the semi-finals when The Pilot went to press. Survivors in the women’s singles yesterday were Mrs. Penelope Ander son McBride of Richmond; Miss Eu nice Dean of San Antonio, Texas; Miss Jane Sharpe of Pasadena, Cal ifornia and Miss Florence Le Boutil- lier of Westbury, L. I. The finals in men’s singles will be played tomorrow, Saturday moining, and the finals in men’s doubles in the afternoon. Women’s singles and dou bles are expected to be completed to day, Friday. CHANDLER, MRS. MILLIKEN REN.\MED TO SCHOOL BO.\RD will be national. Unless I am vastly of Lakeview and H J Betterlev C : . ^ ^ . , . , , ' ^^Keview ana n. j. oeiieney, gj nobody’s business. mi.QraUATl nAnniP will trnvAl Inno* Hta_ t \r \ ^ o ^ mistaken people will travel long dis tances to see what I saw on Old Slave Day. It was moving and me morable. 227 Dogs Judged in Pinehurst’s Big Show I dent. Many other prominent P. Everest, Struthers Burt, L. V. O’Callaghan, H. B. Warner, Nelson C. Hyde and R. L. Hart of Southern Pines. The dance will be sponsored by the Post Auxiliary of which Mrs. L. U. Buckingham of Pinehurst is presi- women of the Mid-South Community will as- English Setter Owned by Miss sist in ticket sales. St. George of Tuxedo Park Wins Best Dog Award Hepler’s J. F., a beautiful English setter owned by Miss Priscilla St. 6eorge of Tuxedo Park, N. Y., was judged the best dog in the third an nual show of the Pinehurst Kennel Club which was held on the estate of Verner Z. Reed, Jr., last Monday. Two hundred and twenty-seven dogs of 31 different breeds were en tered in 236 different classes, and re quired 10 hours of judging by Lewis Worden of New York before Miss St. George’s English setter was declared the victor. Probably few people realize what an important part of the Sandhills Post of the American Legion takes in relief work. Because this post is lo cated on one of the principal Feder al highways it is constantly being called on for help from veterans who are traveling in search of employ ment. The post always is prepared to investigate these cases and to ren der aid where it is needed and deserv ed. When the economy act of 1933 was passed there were a number of veterans in the Sandhills who found themselves cut off from all income. Such of these as could not help themselves were subsisted by the lo cal post until they became rehabili- I CITY ASKS P. W. A. FUNDS I FOB RESURFACING M.\Y ST. The last two hours of the show were judged under the neadlights of tated. One such veteran, after being automobiles, which were driven up given up by the government hospi- next to the show ring to continue the tals as incurable, was operat#d upon work in face of a too-fast disappear- j jn Fayetteville at the expense of th'j ing sun. j Sandhills Post and was completely The show was the largest out-door cured and restored to a self-support- show in the South this year and re- j^g status. The Board of Commissioners of Southern Pines voted on Wednesday night to make immediate application to the Public Works Administration | charge of the Spring Blossom Festi- for the resurfacing of May street, or ; val desire to express their thanks and fleets great credit upon Col. G. P. Hawes, Mr. Reed and others who ar ranged and managed the event. RICHARDSON AND AIDES E.KPBESS APPRECIATION General Chairman S. B. Richard-! son and his various committees in ' U. S. Highway No. 1, within the city limits of Southern Pines. STEEPLECHASE »IEETING Members of the Sandhills Steeple chase S. Racing Association are hold ing a meeting this morning, Friday, at 10:30 o’clock in the Village Court Grill, Pinehurst, to discuss plans for improving the steeplechase course. appreciation to all who generously aided in funds and labor in making the second annual Spring Blossom Festival last week the success it prov ed. “We enjoyed splendid cooperation from the people of Southern Pines and tlie Sandhills,” Mr. Richardson said yesterday, “and it was through i the Citizens Bank & Trust Company the coinbiucd efforts of all that we in Southern Pines will be closed all had such an enjoyable week.” j day on Easter Monday. April 22. The animal dances of the post are the principal source of income for the fund that takes care of this relief work. It is the aim of the committee in charge to make the dance Monday night the most enjoyable party the post has yet given. SCHOOLS CLOSE MAY 7 County schools, wi^h one exception, will close on May 7th. The Cameron school, which was closed on account of th,' influenza epidemic, will com plete its work one w'eek later. May 14th. #_ BANKS CLOSED MONDAY The Bank of Pinehurst at Pine hurst, Carthage and Aberdeen, and We have the w^ord of some of the leading music lovers of the Sandhills for all this or we wouldn’t be so sup erlative. Then, in addition to this treat, comes a film highly recommended by Movie Magnate Picquet. It’s called ‘‘$10.00 Raise,” which seems appropriate enough for a benefit performance, only this benefit is out to raise a lit tle more than ten smackers. It’s a comedy and a romance and a drama and Charlie says is worth the price of admission all by itself. For the pleasure of witnessing the twin bill of fare at the Southern Pines Theatre next Wednesday, plus the joy of helping defray the unde frayed expenses of the recent Festi val, tickets are now on sale at Broad Street Pharmacy, Thrower’s Phar macy and the Sandhills Drug Com pany at the ridiculously low price of 50 cents per each, $1.00 for box seats. Only the seating capacity of the thea tre will be sold, and it behooves one and all to get busy and buy their pasteboards early. They’ll likely be all gone by curtain time Wednesday night, and -^on’t say we didn’t warn von I BISHOP PENICK SPEAKER AT GOOD FRID.4Y SERVICK The Rt. Rev. Edwin A. Penick, D. D., Bishop of North Carolina, will make the addresses on “The Seven Words from the Cross ’ at the three- hour .service at Emmanuel Church today. Good Friday. The service will be read by the rector, the Rev. F. Craighill Brown. The service, which begins prompt ly at 12:00 noon and ends exactly at 3:00 o’clock, is divided into seven parts each of which is begun with a hymn, and consists of an address and meditations. Those who are unable to remain throughout the entire service of three hours are requested to enter and leave the church only during the singing of the hymns. The public is most cordially invited to participate in this service of medi tation on the Passion of our Lord.

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