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FIRST IN NEWS,
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 16, NO. 12.
of the Sandhill Ter’^ ->ry of North Carolina
Southern Pines and AberdeeiT North'Carolina, Friday, February 11, 19.‘}(».
GOOD NAME OF
WALTER H. PAGE
Vehemently Answers Charjje of
Traitor Made by F>llow
LAUDS PAGE BROTHERS
An attack on the late Walter Hines
Page, American Ambaosador to Great
Britain during the World War, made
by Representative George W. Tink-
hani of Massachusetts on the floor of
the House last week was vehemently
answered by Representative W'alter
Lambeth of this Congressional dis
trict on Monday. Mr. Tinkham had
said that Mr. Page, former Aberdeen-
ian, had “conducted himself traitor
ously in that high office.”
In his speech Congressman Lam
beth read a letter Ambassador Page
wrote to his brother, Robert N. Page,
late of Aberdeen, proving as absurd
the charges of any pro-British Uan-
ings not consistent with the interests
and policies of the government he rep
Mr. Lambeth called attention to
the fact that Mr. Page’s tw’o sons, ■
his son-in-law and five nephews saw j
service during the war and that one j
of the nephews, Allison Page, was ■
He then said:
“Not only did his sen go to war
and his nephews, one of whom died
on the field of honor, but Page him
self gave his own life to the country
just as truly as did Wilson. It ill be
comes any member of the American
Congress now at this late date to im
pugn the motive, character and in
tegrity of one pf the greatest Amer
icans of al Itime.
Of the Page family Mr. Lambert
"In the generation just precedling
mine, a family by the name of Page
contributed five brothers, all of them
distinguished for public service. No
man in North Carolina would dare
rise in any public forum or write
upon paper which might meet the
eyes of the public any intimation or
insinuation or innuendo attaching
upon the character and honor of
those five brothers. Four of them
now sleep in the churchyard of old
Bethesda, near Aberdeen, N. C. One
of them represented for 16 years in
this body the district which I now
have the honor of serving. Some of
the older members will recall the
quality and statesmanship of Rob
ert Newton Page.
“Another brother who distinguish
ed himself for public service was
Frank Page, for years chairman of
the State Highway commission for
North Carolina. Under his chairman
ship more than $100,000,000 was spent
for constructicn of a system of mod
ern highways throughout the length
and breadth of. North Carolina than
which there is none superior in all
the world. That money was spent
without even a hint or suspicion or
any breath of scandal.
Noted for Fearlessness
' Another brother who lies sleep
ing in that old Scotch churchyard is
Henry A. Page, who served as food
administrator for North Carolina
during the World war. He also served
several terms in the North Carolina
House of Representatives, where he
was noted for his fearlessness as
well as ability. It might be of interest
to the Gentleman from Massachusetts
(Mr. Tinkham) to know that this
Page once defied upon the floor of
the House the superintendent of the
Anti-Saloon league of North Caro,
lina, as a result of which he was de
feated in the next election.
“These three brothers, together
with the only surviving brother, J. R.
Page, I have known personally, and
two of them intimately, and may I
say that Robert Page, nsxt to my
own father, was more responsible
than any other one man for my com
ing here as representative of the old
Seventh North Carolina district.”
MAJOR BOWES TO 1 Chambe r of ce Banquet Spi ’'JLIAN MILLER TO
VISIT SANDHILLS !“
HON. W ALTER LAMBKTll
CASE ON TRIAL IN
Former Elva Statler Had
Threatened To Take Her Life
SUIT INVOLVES $560,000
The contest over the will of the
late Mrs. H. Bradley Davidson, Jr.,
the former Elva Statler, of Pinehurst
involving the disposition of an estate
estimated at $560,000 has been on all
week in Superior Court at Carthage,
’.vith Judge Don Phillips of Rocking
ham presiding. Principal witnesses
have been W. Barton Leach, Harvard
law professor and attorney who
drafted the will; Dr. Richard P. Stet
son of Boston, who treated Mrs.
Davidson in 1933 and sent her to a
psycho-therapist; Dr. M. W. Marr of
Pinehurst, who was called at the
time her lifeless body was found in
her Pinehurst garage, and Herbert D.
Vail of Pinehurst, an intimate friend
of the family.
Mr. Vail testified that Mrs. David
son was "in a depressed state of
mind" when he and his wife dined
at her home a few weeks before her
death last February 27th.
“The best solution would be to go
out in the garage and turn on the
gas," he quoted her as saying.
Dr. Stetson’s deposition said Mis.s
Statler came to him for treatment
for a speech impediment which he
attributed to the jjoint shock of her
being bitten by a dog and hearing
of the death of her foster-brother,
Milton, within a few hours.
He sent her to Dr. Lawrence Kir
by Lunt, psycho-therapist of Concord,
Mass., who said in a deposition that
she was “highly emotional.”
Suffered from .Asphasia
Dr. Lunt described her as suffer
ing from an asphasia which caused
the difficulty in her speech and said
she appeared “unhappy, but not
moody or depressed.”
She showed a desire for attention,
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MONDAY, MARCH 21
Noted Radio Broadcaster Honor
Guest at Hanquet of
CONVENTION IN PINEHURST
Major Bowes, famed radio broad- ■
caster and organizer of amateur
broadcasting n.w a popular feature '
of National Broadcasting Company '
programs, will be in Pinehurst on
Monday, March 2. The Major will '
address the annual banquet of the'
Theatre Owners of N„rth and South
Carolina in the Carolina Hotel that '
Definite announcement of the ac-1
ceptance by Major Bowes of the in- |
vitation tendered by the theatre own- }
eis’ association was made during |
the week by Charles W. Picquet, j
president of the association and own- j
er-manager of the Pinehurst and Sou- j
them Pines theatres. Mr. Picquet'
stated that the Major would arrive ^
in Southern Pines on the 11:03 trains
Monday morning, the second, and:
will bring with him a unit of the ama- j
teurs who are heard on his broad
casts. They will join with Major
Bowes in featuring the entertainment
program at the banquet that night.
A limited number of tickets to the
Bowes banquet will be made available
by the Theatre Owners’ Association,
it was stated yesterday, and may be
purchased from Mr. Picquet. They
must be reserved well in advance, he
said, as no tickets will be on sale at
the hotel the night of the banquet.
Previous conventions of the Car
olina Theatre Owners A.ssociation,
composed of theatre owners of both
Carolinas, have been held in Char
lotte and this year’s gathering comes
to Pinehurst through the influence of
Mr. Picquet, who has been president
of the organization for many years.
Last year 426 were registered for
the convention, and 500 are expected
Ed Kuykendall, president of the na
Kiwanis Club to Launch Safe
Driving Campaign Next Week
Nelson C. Hyde, vice president or
the Sandhills Steeplechase & Racing
tional organization, will be among j Association, that the application for
those taking part in the program.: official sanction for a race meet-
Representatives of all the large film i here on Saturday, March 14, 1936,
distributing companies will also be i approved by the. Executive
present. j C mmittce of the National Steeple-
chase and Hunt Association, in New
Miss Johnson Laid To }"L,
Rest in Old Bethesda! day’’ here, and both in number of
—; I races, in number of entries and in
Prominent Resident of Aber-; the crowd on hand it is expectrd to
Coleman T. Roberts of Carolina
Motor Club to Address Big
A joint meeting of the Chambers of
C mmerce of Aberdeen, Pinehurst
and Southern Pines, with the Kiwanis
‘Word was received this week by Aberdeen as the sponsors,
will be held at noon next Wednes-
Steeplechase Meeting Here
March 14 Made Official
by U. S. Ass’n.
BANQUET FEB. 25
j Editor of The Charlotte Observ
er Principal Speaker at
AFFAIR INFORMAL ONE
! Dr. Julian S. Miller, editor of The
' Charlotte Observer, will be the prin-
j cipal speaker at the annual banquet
of the Southern Pines Chamber of
, Commerce to be held at the Pine
■ Needles Inn on Tuesday evening, Feb-
I ruary 25th. Dr. Miller is one of
' North Carolina's most able m“n and
; brilliant speakers, and that there will
! be a large turn-out to hear him is a
I foregone conclusion.
I Tickets for the annua! banquet
I went on sale this week, and are
' available at local drug store.s and
• from members of the Chamber’s
! board of directors.
I In addition to Dr. Miller’s talk,
I Charles W. Picquet, chairman of the
I banquet committee, announces a mus
ical program as fine as anything yet
put on in the Sandhills.
The banquet will start at 7:30
o’clock. Herbert Cameron is chairman
of a committee on transportation
which will have a number of cars at
the Broad Street Pharmacy comer
at 7:00 o’clock that evening for
those desiring transportation to the
inn. The banquet is to be an informal
affair, with everyone invited. Special
invitations are being sent to mem
bers of the Aberdeen and Hnehurst
Chambers of Commerce. The tickets
i are one dollar ,to include everything,
i The Southern Pines Chamber will
elect its 1936 directors at the annual
I meeting held in connection with tbe
I banquet. The nominating committee
: comprises R. S. DuRant, chairman;
Frank Buchan and Ralph Chandler.
The officers for the year will be elect
ed by the new board at its first ses-
j sion after the annual meeting.
NO GYMKHANA TOD.AY
Owing to the soggy condition of the
Horse Show ring, the gymkhana
.scheduled in Southern Pines this af
ternoon has been postponed.
Miss Harding to Sing
in Pinehurst Feb. 23
Boston Dramatic Soprano to
Give Concert For Benefit of
Moore Co. Hospital
' Mi.ss Elizabeth Fay Harding, dra-
! matic soprano, is coming to the Car.
j olina Theatre in Pinehurst on Sun-
j day night, February 23d, and will
I give a concert for the benefit of the
■ Moore County Hospital,
i Miss Harding is a young Boston
I artist. Her study in Boston has tak
en her to Chicago and New York
where she has appeared with marked
success. Of particular interest here
is the fact that this young singer is
the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. F.
Harding, who have been regular win
ter residents of Pinehurst for a num.
ber of years.
Patronesses for the local concert
will be Mrs. Leonard Tufts, Mrs. H.
H. Beckwith, Mrs. H. I. Treadway,
Mrs. E. G. Fitzgerald and Mrs. Harry
B. Emery. Reserved seats are on sale
at The Carolina and the Carolina
deen Died in Moore County
Hospital Last Friday
Death came quietly to Miss Mary
Johnson, one of the best known wo
men of Aberdeen, on last Friday eve
ning at 6:20 o’clock at the Moore
County Hospital where she had been
in a coma since the preceding Monday
night following a paralytic stroke.
Impressive funeral services were
held from the home of her sister,
Mrs. Ella J. Heckart, on Sunday af
ternoon at 3 o’clock, conducted by her
eclipse the big inaugural meeting of
this association last year. More than
5,000 persrns saw the christening of,
the new course on the Midland Road ’ ^
iay, February 19th in the Southern
Pines Baptist Church, at which time
Coleman W. Roberts, president of the
Carolina Motor Club will make an ad-
Ji' .ss on “Safety on the Highways.”
In a letter to the Kiwanis Club
this week Mr. Roberts said:
“We shall be glad to present to
your organizations a story on Safety
on the Highways. Either myself or
Mt. A .M. Huggins will arrive before
12:00 o’clock on the morning of the
19th with our new white safety car
and will also hope to have available
f^r distribution to your members at
Rev. F. C. Brown Heads
New Health Clinic
on March 16, 1935, and as many
more are looked for this year.
There will be five races instead of
three, and as there is n^ conflicting
meeting at Aiken, S. C., this year
many more horses are expected to
Final work on the course will start
as soon as the ground hardens some
after the recent snow.
pastor, the Rev. E. L. Barber, assist
ed by her cousin, the Rev. M. D, Me-1 T.\X EXFEKT TO
Neill of Cameron. A short service fol- j HEKE FEBKU.XKV 24
lowed at the grave side in Old Befhes-1
da Cemetery, where so many of her j the convenience of those who
family lie sleeping their last sleep. i ^re required by law to file Federal
She left surviving her, one brother, I income Tax Returns, a Deputy Col-
Edgar Johnson of DeFuniak Springs, jector of Internal Revenue will be at ^ educational campaign in the high
Florida, and three sisters. Dr. Alice the Post Office Bldg., southern Pines, f Aberdeen, Pinehurst and
Johnson of Philadelphia, Pa.; Mrs. G. | February 24th, to assist taxpay '
We will also offer to establish in
your schools a high school safety
“We shall look forward to the op
portunity cf being with you and hope
that we can contribute a little bit to
ward reducing the loss of lives along
The Kiwanis Club has as one of
its 1936 objectives the cooperation
with the State and national organiza
tions in the campaign for safe driv
ing, and this meeting launches the
l eal campaign.
At Wednesday’s meeting Ralph W.
Chandler announced that arrange-
mezits had been made to introduce
M. Ward of Willard and Mrs. Ella J. I
ers in preparing their returns. No
All members of any of the three
. ... . J r n,- • „ I Chambers of Commerce will be wel-
, charge will be made for this service,
last!- ® .. . _ I come
Heckart of Aberdeen. A sister, Mrs
J. B, Fagan, predeceased her
year, and she was also a sister of the ■ tm-ng should be given immediate at
late James McNeill Johnson. j tgntion, in order to avoid penalty and
Among those attended the services' interest
i The matter of filing Income Tax re- ' luncheon meeting,
i o. launch will be served for 75 cents.
from out cf town were the Rev. M.
If your net income is $1,000 or
P.VKTY FOK WINTER Gl’ESTS
D. McNeill and Miss Katie Harring- I and you are single (or if mar-
ton of Cameron; Mr. anO .Mrs. Max ' ^igd and not living with husband or
Heins of Sanford, Mr. and Mrs. G. M. ^re required to file a re-l„“ ;r “T"'*’
Ward and Miss Nellie W’ard of Wil-.^^n. If you are married and living * Chamber of
lard, E. B. McNeill, Lawrence Me-1 husband or wife and your net
Neill, Mrs. Smith McKeithen, Mr. and income is $2,500 or over or your
Mrs. W'. M, Blue, Mrs. Bonnie Blue.! g^oss income is $5,000 or over, you
Miss Jennie Clerk of Raeford, and'
Mrs. Phillip Tillman and Miss Edna
Tillman of Putnam.
Orj^anization Formed Here To
Treat Certain Communicable
The group of townspeople whose
interest was mentioned in last week’s
Pilot relative to the reestablishment
of a clinic for the treatment of cer
tain communicable diseases, has
; f..rmed an organization which is to
be known as the Southern Pines
i Health Clinic. Acceptable quarters
; for the clinic have been tentatively
Officers elected were the Rev. F.
I Craighill Brown, chairman; Dr. E.
I Levis Prizer. vice chairman; Mr. John
I C. Barron, treasurer and Miss Laura
Among tho.se who have expressed
I their approval of the purposes of the
clinic and their opinion of the im-
' portance cf this type of health build-
I ing in this community are; Mrs. E. T.
1 Chapman, Dr. P. J. Chester, H. J.
Betterley, the Rev. C. Rexford Ray-
i mond, Frank W. Webster, the Rev.
I Fr. Hannigan, Frank Buchan, Dr. J.
I S. Milliken, R .S. DuRant, Mrs. James
; B. Swett, D. G. Stutz, Eugene C.
. Stevens, the Rev. Thomas A. Wil-
j liams, Dr. L. M. Daniels, Claude L.
I Hayes, Miss M. A. Cooke and the
Rev. J. Fred Stimson.
The organization will continue the
formation of its plans at a meeting
to be held at the Southern Pines
Country Club this afternoon, Friday,
at 4:30 to which all interested per
sons are cordially invited.
The Citizens Bank & Trust Co.,
Southern Pines, and the Bank of Pine-
hurst’s three offices, Aberdeen, Car
thage and Pinehurst, will be closed all
day on Washington’s Birthday, Sat
urday, February 22.
are required to file a return.
FOK LIQl'OK REFERENDl'M
Clyde R. Hoey of Shelby last week
opened his campaign for the Demo
cratic nomination for Governor. In
his platform is a plank advocating
submission of the liquor question to
a vote of the people.
A George Washington Birthday Tea
Paity is being sponsored by the
merce and given jointly with all the
civic organizations including the
Civic Club, the All-States Society
and the Thistle Club. The t:a will be
served at the Civic Club at 4:00 p.
m. Friday, February 21st. Ladies
pouring will be dressed in Colonial
costume in honor of the occasion.
The party is in honor of the win
ter colony, especially thrse who can
not enter into many of the other ac
tivities of our winter life, both from
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.\TTORNEY DENNY CITED TO
APPE.\R IN CONTEMPT .XCTIGN
R. E. Denny, Pinehurst attorney, on
Tuesday was cited by Julius A, Rous
seau, of North Wilkesboro, to appear
before him in Greensboro today, Fri
day, to show cause why he should
not be attached for contempt.
Judge Rousseau signed the order
calling for the hearing, which is to be
held at 10 o'clock In the morning, in
the case of Catherine Denny against
R. E. Denny, citing the defendant to
appear for failure to comply with an
order previously made in the case.