A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 15A, NO. 49.
FIRST IN' NEWS,
C IRCULATION &
of the Sandhill Terriiv.^'S^S, North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen. Ncrth Carolina, Friday, November 1, 1935.
JAMES B. LITTLE
Resident of Pinebluff Under Ar
rest in New York City for
>VAS PLANNING ANOTHER
James Bampton Little of Pine-
bluff is under arrest in New York
City charged with assault and rob
bery. At police headquarters he ad.
mitted he Irobbed the New York,
New Haven & Hartford Railroad
night cashier of $12,000 in Septem.
ber last year. Little comes of a high
ly respected family in Pinebluff and
news of the affair came as a great
surprise and shock to a wide circle
of friends here.
According to an Associated Press
despatch from New York, Little was
arrested early last Thursday morning
in the vicinity of the cashier’s office
in Grand Central Station and told
police he was about to visit the scene
of his first robbery to secure more
funds, ^e formerly worked for the
New Haven, he said.
Because of facial blemishes he
wore a long mask at the time of the
robbery, he said, and his Southern
drawl, which he feared his former
cp-workers would recognize, caused
him to issue orders during the rob.
bery by means of typewritten docu.
Police said he missed $38,000 dur.
ing the first robbery. According to
his story. Little, after the Septem
ber coup, took a train to his South,
ern home and took his wife and two
children to Miami where he opened
a sporting goods store.
The store failed to prosper, he
said, and he returned North to rob
the New Haven cashier again.
Stole Cashier’s Keys
Taking rooms in the railroad
rooming house of Mrs. Heary Long-
street at Mt. Vernon, he stole keys
from John Hartley, assistant cash,
ier who also roomed there, but left
untouched Hartley’s wallet and
watch. Little said.
When arrested last week he carried
a satchel in which was found a .38
calibre pistol, wire, tape and 11 type
written instruction sheets such as
he used when Hugh Gomerly, night
cashier was his victim in September.
These instructions were in a series
such as: “Close the window,” draw
the shades,” ‘‘keep away from that
When arrested by detectives Little
said he was pacing back and forth
in the East 47th street yards trying
to steel himself to commit the sec.
The receipts from the entire sys.
tern are deposited at the Grand Cen.
tral cashier’s office every night.
When Little came here last Fall
he explained his sudden affluence by
announcing to his family and friends
the sale of a scenario to moving pic
ture interests in Hollywood.
Little has a wife and four child,
reh. His father was a high ranking
officer in the Unitod States Navy
and is buried in the National Ceme.
tery at Arlington, Virginia.
Three-Day Spring Blossom Event LIEUT. GOVERNOR
To Feature Slaves, Sports, Music
This is Recommendation of,
Committee for Coming Year, i
Mr. Yeomans Offers Ideas i
To Supreme Court?
MRS. WILLIS J. YOUNG DIES
HERE AT AGE OF 71 YEARS
Mrs. Willis J. Young, aged 71 years,
a patient in the Moore County Hos
pital just two days, died in that in.
fititution Tuesday aftern^n, Octo.
ber 22nd. Funeral services were held
in the Powell mortuary at 3:00
o’clock last Thursday afternoon, the
Rev. J. Fred Stimson officiating.
The body wus taken by Mr. Young,
and Frank Vlall to Franconia, N. H.,
on Friday for interment in the fam
Mrs. Young, the former Miss Lucy
Jesseman, of Lisbon, N. H., came to
Southern Pines with her husband in
January, 1899, moving two years la.
ter to the farm known to a genera,
tion of townspeople as ‘TSfoung’s”
on the road of that name, three
miles east of Southern Pines. There
they have resided ever since. Of a
quiet and retiring nature, Mrs. Young
numbered many friends and ac;iuaint.
ances among the earlier residents of
Southern Pines and adjacent com
A three.day Spring Blossom Fes
tival, featuring Old Slave Day, a
day of music and a day of sports
but eliminating the carnival.idea, w’as
recommended to the Chamber of
Commerce on Tuesc’.ay by the com
mittee recently appointed to consider
the advisability of continuing or do
ing away with the annual event. Dr.
George G. Herr made the report
First Day—Golf and tennis tour
naments and an equestrian gymk
Second Day—Old Slave Day.
Third Day—Baseball Game be
tween two universities of the state.
A Music Festival would be fitted
into the program on whichever day
seemed best suited.
The three days would come in Ap.
ril at a time approximating the
blooming of the dogwood here.
Following up a suggestion made
to The Pilot last week regarding the
Spring Blossom Festival, Alfred B.
Yeomans writes as follows;
.V Children’s Chorus
‘‘Your editorial of last week based
on my casual comments on the Spring
Festival fails to state correctly my
suggestion for emphasizing the mus
ical part of the. program. What I
had in mind was not a chorus of
adults such as we have had at pre.
vious festivals, but a chorus of school
children from our own and other
nearby schools. The idea is really Mr.
Smith’s who, with Mr. Webster's en
dorsement, is planning a school mus
ical festival for some day in the
spring. My sole contribution to the
idea was that, if the Spring Festival
were repeated next spring, this school
festival should be made one of its
most important features. With the
music might be combined an appro,
priate play (Mr. Webster’s sugges
tion) and folk dancing in costume.
“And this leads me to say that, in
my opinion, if the Spring Festival idea
is to have any real value as a gen
uine expression of community feel,
ing inspired by the season—and un
less it is that, it is nothing worth
while—it must be planned and carried
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Harold Rush, Brother
of Mrs. Picquet, Dies
Well Known Here, Passes
Suddenly in New Orleans
UNION L. SPENCE
FOR U. L. SPENCE
Friends Ask Governor to Name
Him to Succeed Late
Harold Rush, brother of Mrs. Char,
les W. Picquet and well known to
scores of Sandhillians through his
frequent visits here, passed away
suddenly in New Orleans Tuesday
night of this week. The cause of
death was not known here at the
time Mrs. Picquet left for Cleveland,
Ohio to attend the funeral services.
Mr. Rush was about 40 years old.
He represented the Westinghouse
Electric Company in a number of
Southern states, and made his head
quarters in Louisville, Kentucky. He
was In New Orleans on business at
the time of his death. His mother,
Mrs. M. B. Rush, resides here with
the Picquets, and Harold Rush had
spent much time here m past sea
sons. His loss will be keenly felt by
a wide circle of friends in I*inehurst
and Southern Pines.
His wife and two children survive,
in addition to his mother and sister.
Mrs. Picquet left Wednesday for
TOBACCO SELLING HIGHER
NOW THAN YEAR AGO
Tobacco prices continued to ad
vance this week on all flue-Cured
markets, with Aberdeen no excep
tion to the rule. The prices here
have been averaging over 22 cents,
and are higher this week than they
were the corresponding week a year
ago. The jump the past week has
boosted the average for the entire
fluecured area to 20.46 cents. In
this best the season average is now
over 21 cents, with 45,000,000 pounds
sold up to the first of the week.
Sales continue big In Aberdeen, and
the 2,000,000 pound mark was passed
several days ago.
CITE SERVICE TO STATE
Friends of State Senator Union L.
Spence of Carthage are advancing
his name to Governor Ehringhaus
for appointment to the jSupreme
Court bench to succeed Associate
Justice Willis Brogden, who died on
Tuesday afternoon at his home in
Durham. Judge Brogden had been
ill for several months. He was 58
years of age.
A number of telegrams from men
prominent in Mcore county, both in
and out of the legal profession, w’ere
forwarded to the Governor this week
highly recommending Senator Spence
for the post. His qualifications, his
service to county and state as mem.
bers at various times of both houses
of the legislature, his honesty and
integrity have been set forth by his
spor sors in ardent terms. It is
known that Governor Ehringhaus
thinks highly of Mr. Spence, whose
service as chairman of the important
Finance committee of the lower
house a few years ago and as chair
man of the important highways com
mittee of the Senate during the last
General Assembly were notworthy,
and whose assistance in numerous
ways to both Governor Gardner and
Governor Ehringhaus have been of
inestimable value. It is generally con.
ceded that if the appointment can
come to Moore county, Mr. Spence
will be given the choice.
AT KIWANIS CLUB
“Sandy” Grahum to Address An-
I nual Hcme-Comins Meeting
TLIIB HEARS T. H. SI TTON
i Lieutenant-Governor A. H. (San-
j dy” ( Graham of Hillsboro, a candi
date for the Democratic nomination
for Governor when the next primary
rolls around, will be the principal
speaker at the annual reunion, or
homc-coming meeting of the Kiwanis
Club of Aberdeen, to be held at noon
next Wednesday in the Pinehurst
Community Church. The occasion is
the get-together of former members
and the active group, and is the
club’s largest meeting each year. The
program this year is in charge of
Dr. E. M. Medlin of Aberdeen, who
announced at this week’s meeting
the acceptance of Mr. Graham’s in
vitation to address the organization.
The meeting this week ws held at
the Southern Pines Country Club,
with the members listening to a most
interesting, if gruesome talk on ‘‘Ac
cident Prevention.” Thomas H. Sut
ton of Fayetteville, chairman of the
American Red Cross Accident Pre
vention group there, was the speak
er and during his plea for careful
driving on the highways, he read the
article,”—And Sudden Death,” which
appeared in a recent issue of The
Reader’s Digest and made such a
stir throughout the country. “But
accidents are not all on the roads,” he
said.-There were 35,000 persons kill
ed in automobile accidents last year, i
but there were 34,500 killed in acci- j
dent in the home, only 1,000 less, |
and the injunes in homes of the coun- I
try were nearly five times greater i
than on the highways. It is getting
dangerous even to stay home, Mr. i
Sutton said. j
Mr. Sutton told of Red Cross plans j
for a nation-wide campaign to make
the United States “accident con- j
scious.” Homes are to be checked for |
hazards, first aid stations erected j
along leading highways, strenuous j
effort made to cut down the great I
loss of life through carelessness and i
After the meeting the Kiwanians i
held a golf tournament on the South- i
ern Pines course for the benefit of j
their Moore County Hospital Bed
■\. H. (“SANDY”) GRAHAM
IN MOORE COUNTY
“Virtually Impossible To Carry
These To Completion,” Ad
vises District Supervisor
CARTHAGE ASKS MOST
Attorney General of
Indiana Guest Here
Philip Lutz, Jr., Put Dillinger in
Jail After Capture in
Sandhills Hears Plans
For Advertising U. S. 1
Aberdeen, Pinehurst and South
ern Pines Representative at
Large Meeting Here
Philip Lutz, Jr., Attorney General
of the State of Indiana, is a guest
in Southern Pines this week and
plans to be here off and on during
the winter season. Mrs. Lutz, recup
erating from bronchial trouble, will
remain through the winter, the Sand
hills having been recommended to
her by the Cleveland, Ohio Clinical
Hospital as “the most equitable cli
mate in the country for convales
cents, preferable to Colorada, Flor.
Ida, Arizona or California,” Mr. Lutz
told The Pilot this week.
It was Attorney General Lutz who
some two years ago went to Tucson,
Arizona and brought back to Indiana
and prison the famous John Dil-
linger, then U. S. Public Enemy No.
1. The historic jail break followed
Dilllnger's incarceration at that time,
and the nation.wide hunt for him and
his gang which ended in the slaying
of the bandit outside a Chicago mo
vie theatre was begun. Of the Dll.
Unger gang all ten notorious mem.
bers have now been accounted for,
either shot down, electrocuted or be.
hind bars, Mr. Lutz said yesterday.
Mr. Lutz 1,9 a former lieutenant
governor of his Kiwanis aub district.
A large gathering of citizens of
Aberdeen, Pinehurst and Southern
Pines heard officials of the U. S.
Highway No. 1 Association outline
plans for advertising the highway
to attract winter tourist travel at a
meeting sponsored by the Southern
Pines Chamber of Commerce in
Jack’s Grill Tuesday noon. Dr. L.
B. McBrayer, vice president df the
No. 1 organization, presided.
Principal speakers were C. R.
Lano of Sanford, field representative
of the association, and Harry M.
Tschudy, promotion manager of the
John Marshall Hotel in Richmond,
who Is looking after the raising of
funds to finance the proposed cam
paign. Plans to publish and circulate
attractive illustrated booklets show,
ing the route No. 1 follows from
Maine to Florida and the attractions
along the route were discussed. Mr.
Tschudy stated it w'as proposed to
make the association more of a ser.
vice organization than it has been.
An open forum followed the prin
cipal speeches, and suggestions were
made by Howard Phillips, Ernest I.
Gamache and E. S. Blodgett of
Pinehurst, T. D. McLean of Aber.
deen and Harrison Stutts, E. C. Ste.
vens. Dr. L. M. Daniels, Frank Buch
an, Struthers Burt, R. L. Hart,
Shields Cameron, H. J. Betterley and
others of Southern Pines.
All three towns were urged to
eend delegates to the meeting of the
executive committee of the associa
tion in Richmond on November 6th,
and to make every effort to raise
funds for the support of the associa.
tion’s program In the meanwhile.
Projects submitted to the Public
Works Administration from Moore
county call for a total expenditure
of $601,213.84, of which sum the gov
ernment is asked to provide $481,-
120.44, the balance being taken care
of by the localities making the re
The complete list of these projects
was received this week from H. J.
Thurman, District WPA Supervisor
That Moore county will not get
all that it has asked for is evidenced
in a letter from Mr. Thurman’s of.
flee, which says “it will be virtually
impossible to carry these projects
all to completion.” He expresses the
hope that the people of the county
will keep this in mind in order that
they may not expect too much.
The largest item in the list of pro
jects for the community calls for
an expe:»diture of $186,147.33 for pub
lic school buildings in Carthage.
Next in size is $102,977.50 for the
Knollwood Airport. A sum of $53,.
290.50 is asked for rural highway
construction in the county, and $50,.
210.53 for the school gymnasium and
recreational center in Southern Pines.
Southern Pines also has a request in
for $24,349.30 for sewers. Carthage
has asked $10,484.45 for a new Com
munity House. Aberdeen is on the
list for $14,034.05 for sidewalks and
street projections, $2,250.60 for wa.
ter mains and $4,331.00 for con,
struction of a new dam at the lake.
The county has a number of pro
jects oa the list, among them one
calling for $23,563.07 for employ,
ment of women on various projects,
one for fire fighting apparatus total
ing $2,401.70, and one for improve
ments at the County Home total,
George W. Coan, Jr., State WPA
Director, estimates that 1,500 un.
employed North Carolinians will be
engaged on WPA projects by the
end of this week, and that by the
middle of November 3,200 will be
employed. Projects have been select,
ed to date from among the most
important submitted, picked by the
field staff, and are rapidly getting
under way. The $9,100,000 so far al
located to North Carolina will be
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Here in 1936
Pinehurst’s New Grass Greens
Attract One of Country’s
FIRST AWARDED TO SOI TH
With the completion of the new
grass gieens on Pinehurst’s famous
No. 2 golf course comes the an.
nouncement from the headquarters
of the Professional Golfers’ Associa.
tion of America that its 1936 P. G.
A. championship tournament will be
held here. This is not only the first
national event to be held in Pine,
hurst, but the first awarded to the
South. The tournament, to be held
next October, will bring all the
leading professionals of the country
here for a week’s play for the cov
eted title of national PGA champion.
The new grass greens were bap.
tised last Sunday by the Carolina
Golfers’ Association, with 89 com.
peting in two tournaments here.
‘Finest golf course I've ever played,”
was the remark of Tony Manero,
prominent ‘‘pro” of the Sedgefield
Country Club at Greensboro, and his
sentiments were echoed by all those
Speaking of the aw’ard to Pine
hurst of the P. G. A. event, Donald
Ross, president of the Pinehurst
Country Club and architect of the
Pinehurst courses, said the change
to grass greens was a major factor
in persuading the P. G A. to hold
its tournament here, as many profes_
sionals had objected to sand “greens”
for a national championship test.
Mr. Ross expressed the opinion
the P. G. A. decision to hold its
tournament here would mean a great
deal to Southern golf.
“It not only means that the South
finally has gained the national rec
ognition which it merits, he said,
“but it may well be the forerunner
of the awarding by the United States
Golf Association, in the not distant
future, of a National Open or one
of i^s other major tournaments.
“California has had both the Na.
tional Amateur and the Women’s
National, and the South is justly
entitled to similar recognition on
the part of the ruling golf organiza
tion of this country.”
Along with development of grass
greens, the Pinehurst No. 2 course
has been revamped and rebunkered.
The old ninth and tenth holes, crit.
icized by the professionals as “weak
spots,” have been discarded and two
new holes built. The new holes, test,
ing two.shotters, will be Nos. 4 and
5 in the new sequence of play, mean
ing that the old fourth will become
the new sixth and that the outward
nine will be completed on the old
With the new holes, the course’s
championship length is 6,900 yards.
The bunkering has been rearranged
so that long hitters will find a dls_
tinct premium on accuracy while the
shorter hitters will find more lee.
way for errors.
TO REORGANIZE BOY SCOUTS
TONIGHT AT MEETING HERE
Southern Pines boys 12 years of
age and over are requested to meet
at the Scout Lodge this evening,
Friday, to join the reorganized Boy
Mr. Golden is to be the Scout
Master and Mr. Ketchum assistant
Scout Master. Garland Pierce has
very kindly consented to assist in
directing the ^organization until it
is in smooth running order. Chair
men of committees include Dr. E.
Levis Prizer, D. H. Turner and Ed.
ward F. Green.
Lambeth to Address
Women Next Thursday
Congressman Is Speaker on
Achievement Day Program
Congressman J. Walter Lambeth
will be the speaker on the Achieve
ment Day program for farm women
in the Court room in Carthage next
Thursday afternoon at 2:00 o’clock,
Miss Flora McDonald of the Federa.
tion of Home Demonstration Clubs
announced yesterday. A splendid pro.
gram has been prepared for the day
and all are cordially invited to at
tend, Miss McDonald .said.
Wilbur H. Currie, chairman of the
Board of County Commissioners, will
welcome the women to the gather,
ing, with Mrs. Ben Gulledge respond
ing. Mrs. J. H. Suttonfield will read
the minutes and after singing by the
Colored Presbyterian quartette Mrs.
Estelle T. Smith, district agent,
will introduce Mr. Lambeth, repre
sentative in Congress from the 8th
North Carolina district.