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THE PILOT, Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina
Friday, August 2, 1935,
Published each Friday by
THE PILOT, Incorporated,
Southern Fines, N. C.
NELSON C. HYDE, Editor
JAMES BOVD STRl'THERS BURT
One Year $2.00
mained true to the end of his
Friend and enem\i alike ad
mired Henry Page. Those who
knew him intimately loved him.
Aberdeen has lost another dis
tinguished citizen, the State
another great Page.
YOUR OWN HOME
ON EASY TERMS
If you have $2,000 and a
small income, you can own your
Six Months $1.00 j own $10,000 home. The terms
Three Months _ _ .5o|ai'e easy. They were explained
[ to those interested by a field rep-
Entered at the Postoffice at South
ern Pines, N. C., as second-class mail
THE PASSING OF
HENRY A. PAGE
Henry Page was a bigger man
than most people appreciated.
Possessed of as keen and bril-
resentative of the Federal Hous
ing Administration here this
The govemment will lend 80
percent of the total cost of your
new home. Paying this back to
your Uncle Sam is made as con
venient for you as possible. The
interest rate is five percent-
and there is a charge of one-half
of one percent for insurance and
liant a mind as any member of one-half of one percent for taxes,
the illustrious family* that in- The payments are arranged mon-
cluded America’s famed World thly over a period of 15 years.
War ambassador to Great Bri-|so you can figure out for your-
tain, Marse Henry’s adamant re-1 self that the burden is not
fusal, ever, to compromise his; heavy. , , ,
convictions kept him from high I Of course >'ou don t have to
places in the sphere of govern-1 have $2 000 if you want a more
mental activities. Mr. Page was,modest home. If you have one
one of those rare men, an indivi. I thousand to put into a home, the
dualist. As such he made many; FHA will lend you $4,000, and
friends, some enemies, but no I It is also possible to pro-
one ever questioned his great- cure FHA aid for the purchas-
ness of mind nor sinceritv ofjing of existing houses, for re
purpose. He never left a doubt I your own home, or for
of his position on any question, | refinancing existing mortgages,
“let the chips fall where they | seems to The Pilot like an ex-
jyiay V j ceptional opportunity to improve
Herbert Hoover, when federal!houses in this commun-
food administrator during ^
war. wrote .Mr. Page that he, ad-! Ai'l ^ ■? somethins: he Go -
ministrator for North Carolina.;‘^™™™‘
was not complying with the j
^ ‘ ^ ' The chairman for Moore coun-
Tributes to Henry A. Page
ANOTHER ILLUSTRIOUS PAGE
HENRY A. PAGE
Three times within two years they
Another of the illustrious Pages of, have buried from the Page Memorial
the Sandhills is dead—Henry A.
It has been a family of phenomen
al aohi’vement, prestige and influ
ence in the making of North Carolina.
It was W’alter Hines Page who bril
liantly wrote himself into the am
bassadorship to the Court of St.
Jame by appointment
There was Robert N. Page, the
worthy, energetic, faithful and effec
tive Congressman from the old Seven-
Church in Aberdeen a member of the
company of Page brothers who per.
haps more than any other large
group of brothers in the history of
North Carolina served the State’s
progress and enlivened its life.
Yesterday they buried Henry Alli-
of President ■ son Page, who, as legislator, lumber.
man, railroad man and writer, play,
ed a prominent and vivid part in the
history of the times in which he liv
ed. Though he was interested in every
th for term after term and all but ■ aspect of North Carolina life, most
Governor of the State.
Frank Page, another brother, died
only a few months ago after a bril
liant record as a statesman, his pe
culiar claim to permanent remem
brance arising from his handling of
the $100,000,000 highway building
program as chairman of the State
Henry A. Page, who has just pass
ed at his Aberdeen home, was less in
of his own living was spent in the
Sandhills where as a young man he
helped cut down the pines, the de
struction of which he later lamented.
In the Sandhills, too, he worked for
those good roads which later his
brother built across the state. He
served his state as legislator and war
time food administrator. He was best
known, however, as a sharp-penned
contraversialist who enlivened North
the public eye, but the equal of any Carolina’s press' and politics with his
of these other brothers in native ca- vigorous views. Even those who dis-
rules and regulations set down
for the job. Mr. Page wrote Mr.
ty is John R. McQueen, whose
Hoover that he had appointed
him to handle the task in North Bn'Win? m Aberdeen, Mr
Carolina, that he would handle "I,'!!,
it his own wav or not at all. Mr.
Hoover wired: “Go to it.”
Mr. Page w'as once approach
ed by a committee of prominent
Democrats of the state with th^
offer of the nomination to the
United States Senate, tanta
mount to election. “Either you
think I am crazy now, or you
those interested in availing
themselves of federad aid for
OI R PERILOUS
In the August number of the
. Reader’s Digest is an article
about our destructive automo-
pacity and in some respects possess
ing qualitie.? of mind and characteris-
tic.s of leadership which they might
have easily envied.
His public service was confined to
three terms in the Legislature, but
his private life was filled up with ex
cursions with his pen into public af
fairs that those of the few years ago
will recall with enlightening interest.
He was as fearless as the crusader
Those high in the leadership of his
own Democratic party were not spar-
ed the vitriol of his condemning pen
once he was convicted that their pio
neering was spotty and erratic.
He once attacked the late Chief
Justice Clark in a memorable battle
of letters. He later castigated the
agreed with him, as many did, rec
ognized his writing as witty and ef
By any standard he was an able
man. In a family of remarkably able
brothers he added to that family’s
stature, which loomed in the gen
eration of which it w'as a part.—Ral
eigh News & Observer.
TREMENDOUS PERSONALITY I
For all the mournfulness of the
occasion there was an irrepressible
reminiscence about the colorful char
acter who dropped out yesterday. The
friends of the family tramping over
Old Bethesda and looking upon the
earth over Walter Hines, Robert N.,
Frank and Henry Page, wondered if
State department of education in a [ contemporaneous North Carolina will
classic engagement that revealed not j ever again look upon a family of such
only the fighting edge of the man. j tremendous personalities. Newspaper
but the versatility of his weapons and fellows were asked some day to try
the dauntlessness of his courage.; their hands at analyzing the Big Four.
None stood so high and enthroned to | And all of them will lie in Old Be-
escape his penetrating criticisms. ! thesda with heavy stone over them,
The only other office that brought ^ granite blocks which more emblemat-
him conspicuously into the public eye ; ically weigh them down than puff
was that of food administrator for; them up to the world about them.
North Carolina during the war when ; There is nothing on Walter Page’s
pie officially declared its disbelief in
liberty and the outbreaks of persecu.
tion occurred on the frontiers of the
westi'rn world. International opinion
counted not only because there were
common moral assumptions but be
cause opinion was not imprisoned by
government censorship and manufac.
tured by propaganda.
Under the conditions prevailing to
day the only question involved in of.
ficial protest is whether it does good
or harm. The most seasoned observers
think that in the present state of na
tionalist feeling, the chief effect of
official protest of any kind from
abroad is to undermine fatally the
position of the liberal opposition in
the persecuting countries. The very
fact that they are liberal at all makes
them suspect to the dominant mob,
and, when foreign governments sup
port their opposition, they are not
strengthened but are weakened. The
foreign governments can do nothing
to back up the protests. But the for
eign official protests are an easy
pretext for denouncing the liberal op
position as unpatriotic and in alliance
with the enemies of their country.
It may be said, of course, that in
countries like Germany and Russia
the liberal opposition has already been
destroyed. This is rhetoric rather
than truth. The opposition must exist
potentially. If it did not, the govern
ments in power would not break out
so violent at frequent intervals. If
the opposition were utterly crushed
beyond hope of resurrection, it would
not be necessary to resume the bus
iness of crushing it every few months.
Unofficial protest, if it is made
with dignity and restraint, is a dif
ferent thing. It is not likely to be
effective immediately. The censor,
ships are too impenetrable for that.
But it is important, none the less, in
order to prevent the moral outlook
of the free nations from becoming in
sensitive to evil and confused about
what is fundamentally right and
wrong in human relations. Liberty is
one of the latest achievements of civi
lized man and it is not invincibly es
tablished in their minds and hearts.
A pleasant evening with an apologist
for tyranny, a good hotel, clean
streets, courteous and efficient rail,
road sfrvice can easily, as so many
returning tourists testify, completely
confuse the naive. To guard against
the corruption^ of the ideals of free
men, it is necessary to keep contin
ually alive a sense of what tyranny
In the last analysis, however, the
defense of civilized ideals today must
depend, not on protests, but on far.
sighted policy. For those nations
which are threatened with aggressive
violence, the only defense is diplomat
ic combination backed by military
force and a willingness, when deeply
challenged, to use it. It is the old.
fashioned remedy, expensive, danger,
ous, and unsatisfactory, but there is
no cheaper or easier one.
For the other nations, of which the
United States is the most conspicu
ous, the only lasting and effective
! contribution they can make is to help
lead the world back to prosperity. Af.
ter all, the violence and intolerance
^ in the world today are the unmistak
able consequences of an intolerable
and violent pressure on the afflicted
peoples. In their ultimate desperation,
men fighting for their existence re.
vert to their most primitive instincts
of survival. There is little hope of
the revival of freedom in eastern and
central Europe until the opportunity
of men to live a decent and secure
A free civilization is one in which
the mass of people can live without
destroying their neighbors to make
room for themselves. It is only in a
reasonably prosperous world that free
dom and reason will again flourish.
(Copyright, 1935, for The Pilot)
The Week in Vass
“Anri' exactions of this authority made ^stone to indicate that he was anybody
want me to go up there and be- ^ f -
come crazy,’’ was Mr. Page’s f^^den Death It is Prefam,
characteristic wav of declining ^ ^ paragiaph from the editoi
thp nrnffpr ‘ giving warning of its nauseat
ing contents. If the reader is un-
Cameron Morrison, stumping
the state for a Senatorial seat,
was to speak in Aberdeen. Henry
Page was asked to preside. In
introducing Mr. Morrison to his
duly scrupulous or over-sensitive
he cautions them about the sick
ening story. And it is all of that.
But even so, its horrible emphas-
sis should be read by every driv-
it mandatory upon him to hew to the | but somebody who was born one day
line and cut straight through to his j and about 65 years later died. It is so
strict duty, no matter though his | of Bob Page. There is yet no marker
path crossed those of friend and • to Frank Pag^.
neighbors. He was adamant to the i But it is written very deeply into
call of every other consideration when , Aberdeen’s mind that Walter Page
stern duty sent its challenge his way. | died in December 1918 that Bob Page
North Carolina has begotten no idled October 3, 1933 that Frank Page
such family, perhaps, as this of the j died December 20, 1934 and Henry
audience Page said: “I do not l deadly "missiles. An ! among whom stood Henry a. i Page went out yesterday. Aberdeen
know any man in the country automobile with "all its pounds ^ Matterhorn, with his brilliant j is terribly conscious that something
more unfit to become a United force and pressure hurling' impassioned flair for j has happened to this little town.
States Senator.” down a hiehwav "" at tei*rific I welfare, with energies that 1 The whole Sandhills seemed to feel
In arbiographical sketch writ-, were as restless as the sea and with |it. Henry Page was the regent in this
l.JUO LHG iV0V. John ^ ^ Taal -frvr crxoial orvrl , lri'rtrr/^*-»ws Tf
Cole said of Mr. Page: “Proba
Our present scare of infan-
y no other private citizen in!i.;i. K..r>n<rV>f q
tile paral.Nsis has brought a
I a soul afla^ne with zeal for social and | kingdom of sand. It seemed today to
commonwealth progress.—Charlotte I have no mind to work.—Tom Bost in
North Cax'olina has so impressed
the public with the variety of
his talents and with the super
ior quality of his manhood as
has Henry A. Page. He is one
of the lights of our state that
cannot be hid under a bushel,
great deal of consternation to
the inhabitants of the state and
others not in the state. It has
not taken anyi serious toll of life
or maimed, to but a slight de
gree. We have had doctors come
in from bigger medical worlds
American Ideals in the Outer World
By W.XLTER LIPPM.VNN It must not be confused with genu-
Events in several parts of the world ine treaties like the Washington trea-
have raised in acute form the question ties concerning navies and China or
of what a nation like the United with the Covenant of the League. In
States is to do in defense of its ideals the Far East the United States had
and intangible interests abroad. Look- ground on which to protest because
ed at through American eyes, Hus- it had made a bargain with Japan in
sia, Germany and Mexico are engag. which it made real concessions in re-
e\en though he has never been conferred
put upon the cantllestick of i with their colleagues in scientif-
fessional life or of political lead- i fiejcjg all in order that human
• J'hile not standing
himself in the public eye he' havp haH no one rnmp from T'J - •
keeps his eye upon the public-i religious persecution. Parallel turn for real concessions. Under the
and is a man to be reckoned with m religious free- Covenant, the members of the League
when any, interest of the public: <'»"'■ «'«» i"- i-*™
IS involved. Some ot the bright- ^avs
est things that have been said in |
the press of our state in recent: j returning from Baltimore] united “grates
years, and that have been said ^ ^ bridge near Richmond
with a directness of aim and, bumped
with an impact of argument that j^g^d on. Four trucks then sand
was well nig'h irresistible, have
been said by Mr. Page. An arti
cle from his pen always means
that an occasion ha.s arisen when
dom, there are the breaches of in-
ternational treaties, all of them pro-
moted by the United States, some of
A joung truck dliv^ recent-, ratified and signed by the
wiched into the mass of wreck
age. The fourth truck down the
hill to join the weltering gore,
. , , , , ., , I carried a cargo of fish, so the
sonieJiing .should be said, | ghastly combination was about
that there is a man present to
say it, and to say it clearly,
bravely, justly. Few men have
been so daring as to enter the
lists against him whenever he
has championed a cause; and
those that have entered have
felt the shock of a terrible an
tagonist, and have been left un-
hor.-^ed upon the field.
“He has gifts that fit him for
the affairs of state and for the
most conspicuous public service.
Had he chosen of the professions,
he would have doubtless come
to an elevation that few men at
tain. Had he chosen journalism,
he would have made a great ed
itor. Had he chosen law, he
would have ranked with the
masters. Had he chosen letters,
he would have companionship
with the great spirits of litera
“In politics,” Mr. Cole wrote,
“Mr. Page ‘stands in his ^ ovm
boots and carries his sovereignty
under his own hat,’” That was
written of him in 1906; it re-
complete. Fire, broken cars and
trucks and broken people made
Though it cannot be shown that'any
important material interest is jeo
pardized, the feeling exists that some
how or other the United States ought
to be able to exercise some moral au-
thority in defense of elementary hu
man rights and of the sanctity of
The simplest of these questions is
so lurid a picture one traveler | presented by the demand that
forced to witness, held up by the
tangled and mangled debris, did
not recover sufficiently to con
tinue on southward until a night
or two spent in Carthage.
Parents have w'hisked child
ren away to distant points, some
of them to the most northern of
the New England states hoping
to reach a safety zone from in
fantile paralysis. Before their
return they will have traveled
around 2,200 miles. Risks and
real danger on the road are
overlooked. As killing factors,
they aren’t in the same category.
The former brings fear and trep
idation; the latter fearlessness,
assurance and boldness.
—H. K. B.
Buttermilk is always freshly chum,
ed and ready for you at the Curb
Market Saturday naoming.
Pilot Advertising Paya.
the government give moral support to
the Kellogg Pact by condemning Ital
ian policy iu Ethopia. The action de
manded would have to rest entirely
on the Kellogg Pact since the United
States is not a party to any of the
treaties affecting Ethopia and is not
a member of the League of Nations,
But on what ground can the United
States government argue that Italy
has violated the Kellogg Pact or is
about to violate it? The pact pro
vides no machinery whatever for any
judicial determination as to whether
the pact has been violated or not. An
official denunciation of Italy would
rest, therefore on no firmer basis
than that American officials in Wash,
ington, after reading the r.(-wspapers
and the reports of their diplomats
abroad, had set themselves up as
judges of Italian policy.
This may be unfortunate. But the
misfortune is in the pact itself which
is merely a pious resolution that each
signer may interpret as he sees fit.
have ground for action if under the
procedure set up in the Covenant it
is determined that the Covenant is
violated. But the Kellogg Pact is a
wholly different thing. Since each na
tion may interpret it for itself, it
has no sanction except the conscience
of each nation. There is nothing in
the pact which entitles us to say that
our official conscience is a better con
science than Italy’s.
It is clear, I think, that the Ameri
can government cannot appoint itself
to be the judge of the Ethopian dis
pute. If we had ratified the Covenant,
the "position would have been utterly
different. We should then have ac
cepted the rule that our own action,
as well as the actions of others, may
be judged by the members of the
League and we would have the moral
obligation to support the Covenant.
But having deliberately rejected all
this, Italy would properly resent a
policy which amounted to saying that
we were assuming the rights of a
member of the League without any
of the obligations.
In regard to the religious persecu
tions, there are, of course, ample pre
cedents for official protests. During
the Nineteenth Century many pro
tests were made by the American
government and by the British, possi
bly also by others, and on the whole
they probably had a salutary effect.
The civilized world was then not spir
itually divided as it is today and the
universal assumption was that civili.
zation and the rights of man were
synonymous. No highly educated peo-
“Our Schools in Korea” was. the
topic of an interesting program given
by members of the Methodist Auxil-
i iary at the regular monthly meeting
I held last week at the home of Mrs.
j H. C. Callahan. Mrs. Frank Jeffreys
j gave a reading and Mrs. W. D. Mat-
thews told a story of life in Korea.
The Scripture lesson was read by
Mrs. W. J. Cameron, and a duet, “The
Touch of His Hand on Mine,” was
sung by Mrs. H. A. Borst and Mrs.
G. W. Griffin. Mrs. W. H. Keith con
ducted the Bible study.
I Mr. and Mrs. J. Marvin Matthews
' of High Point spent Thursday night
i and Friday of last week with Mr. and
Alls. W. Duncan Matthews. On Fri-
i day. Dr. M. L. Matthews of Sanford
joined them and the three brothers
\ went on a fishing trip. They were
pretty successful, but the biggest
catfish died with a grin on his face,
apparently thinking about how funny
these three dignified gentlemen—a
doctor, a lawyer and a wholesale
dealei'—looked, soaking wet from the
steady rain which fell nearly all
Mrs. D. A. Graham of Ruffin, S. C.,
the former Miss Bessie Lee Kelly of
Vass Route 1. underwent a serious op
eration at Duke Hospital in Durham
Monday morning and her many
friends throughout this section will
be glad to know that her condition at
this writing seems quite favorable.
Mr. Graham is spending part of his
time in Durham and part of the time
with relatives here. The girls are
with relatives in Georgia.
The Vass Woman’s Club will hold
its August meeting on Friday even-
j ing of next week at the home of Mrs.
I Frank Heffreys and the program will
I be presented by the Public Welfare
j department of which Mrs. C. A. Law
rence is chairman.
Mr. and Mrs. Angus D. Cameron,
Mrs. Hudson Graham and small sons,
and Miss Edna McLeod, all of Swann
Station, visited Mr. and Mrs. J. W.
Smith of Vass route 2 Sunday after
Miss Jewell Edwards is attending
summer school at Chapel Hill.
Mrs. G. G. Inge and little son, Don
ald, Miss Mary Louise Wright and
Charles Fetner of Hamlet were call
ers at the home of Mr. and Mrs. W.
T. Cox of Route 1 Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. McCraney and
i their guests, Mr. Batson and Duncan
j McCraney of Millard, Texas, and Rel-
jmond McCraney, Junior and Billy Bob
McGill visited Mr. and Mrs. Guy Ham-
, ilton of Godwin community Sunday.
I Russell Thompson and a friend
j came over from Burlington to spend
Sunday with Russell’s parents, Mr.
and Mrs. A. K. Thompson.
Mr. and Mrs. Alton Hicks and fam.
ily of near Carthage visited Mr. and
Mrs. A. F. Hicks Sunday.
Linwood Furr of Burlington anrf
Roy Furr of Raleigh spent Sunday
with their parents, Mr. and Mrs. L.
Mrs. W. J. Cameron, Mrs. C. J.
Temple, Mrs. H. A. Borst, Mrs. C L
Tyson and Mrs S. R. Smith visited
Mrs “Kishie” Cameron at her home
near Swann Station on Thursday af
ternoon of last week. Mrs. Cameron,
who suffered a fall several weeks
ago, is able to walk around in the
Miss Bettie McMillan and several
friends trom Durham called on Neil
! McMillan and daughters Sunday.
I Mrs. W. H. Keith, Misses Sallie
! and Bessie Cameron and Elizabeth
Keith were Sanfoid visitors Thurs
Misses Exie Beasley and Katharine
Gfaham returned last week from
Greensboro where they attended sum-
I mer school at W. C. U. N. C.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Beasley and
j children of Ansonville, Mrs, Rcbecca
I Pittman .of Winston-Salem and Miss
Lcis Buchanan of Broadway were
Sunday guests of the Misses Beasley
and R. P, Beasley.
Mrs. John T. Matthews, her daught
er and two grandsons of Dayton,
Tenn., and Arch Cole of the Pocket
section spent Friday night at the
home of T. Frank Cameron.
Mr. and Mrs. John Bell of Southtrn
Pines visited Mr. and Mrs. M. M.
Misses Mary and Katrine Beasley
returned Thursday from a visit with
relatives in Louisburg, Raleigh and
Franklinton. Miss Katrina Beasley ex-
pects to return the last of this week
to Asheville where she attends
Mr. and Mrs. W. D. Matthews, Miss
Sara Edith and Duncan, Jr., visited
Mr. and Mrs. William P. Parker and
Tommy Gschwind at their home on
Raeford Route 1 Sunday afternoon.
Miss Bessie Cox went to Wilming.
ton last week.
After spending some time with rel
atives in and near Vass, T. R. Mof-
I fitt returned on Sunday to his home
I in Sanford.
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Mears of Ham
let visited Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Grif
Mr. and Mrs. Alex Smith returned
Sunday from a week’s visit in Ala
Bernice Graham spent last week
end with his brother, Gerald Graham,
in Ruffin, S. C.
Mrs. A. L. Grove, Stewart and Rus
sell Grove, of Chambersburg, Pa.,
and Misses Robberta Deardof and
Emma Ullrich of Gettysburg, Pa., are
guests at Hotel Charmella for a few
Little Dixie Childress, who has been
visiting her aunt, Mrs. H. C. Calla
han, for several weeks, returned to
Rockingham on Sunday with mem
bers of her family who visited here
for the day.
REAL ESTATE TRANSFERS
Calvin Alexander Caddell and wife
to Norman Caddell. property in
J. V. Healy, Mortgagee, and Mary
E. Richardson, Assignee, to Emily
Richardson, property in McNeill town
Henry M. Hancock and wife to W.
A. Cochran, property in Bensalem