FIRST IN NEWS,
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 16, NO. 40.
Southern Pines and Aberdeen. .North ( arolina. Friday, July 24. 193(i
of the Sandhill Territc^-J^^ North Carolina
Dies in Haiti
DR.DICRIE,HEADOF JuKan Bishop To ScH Horseshoe ROUTE 15 PAVING
PINECRESTMANOR Roosevelt is Reetected|TOHi|RTrARTHAr,R'
RETIRES TO study; Move To Canada, Can’t Stand | Best Tobacoo Here li TOBACCO MARKET
Will Continue as Consultant
\N’hile Fursuinfi Special Work
in Philadelphia |
DR. OVERCASH IN CHARGE
Dr. J. W. Dickie announced this
w^ek his retirement for a year, pos
sibly Icnger, from the management of
Pine Crest Manor, Southern Pines,
and the appointment of Dr. W. E.
Overcash as physican in charge. Dr.
Overcash a.ssumed his new post on
Dr. Dickie will take a year of post
graduate work at the’ University of
Pennsylvania in Philadelphia, which
he may follow up with special work
in Boston. He will continue to serve
the local sanatorium as consulting
physican, making frequent trips to
Southern Pines. He leased the farm
operated in connection with Pine
Southern Pines will feel the loss of
Dr. Dickie, who is regarded as one of
the outstanding specialists on tuber
culosis in the country. For years pa
tients have been sent to the sanator
ium which he has successfully built
up on the outskirts of town by prom
inent physicans throughout the coun
try, and his treatment of these cases
has continually widened the scope of
his reputation until he is now nation
ally recognized as among the leaders
in his line.
Dr. Overcash has been assistant to
Dr. Dickie for the past few years,
during which time he has equipped
himself to carry on as head of the
institution, and Dr. Dickie .said this
week: "I am turning over the man
agement with full confidence in my
buccessor.” Dr. Dickie will remain
here through August.
Boone To Return to
Pine Needles in Fall
Si^ns (’ontract to Manage Inn
on Knollwood Heights for
Through its secretary, O. H. Stutts,
the Paxtiixent Development Company
owning corporation of the Pine
Needles Inn, announces the mutual
signing of a contract with Emmet E.
Boone to manage that hostelry dur
ing the coming season.
Mr. and Mrs, Boone, ably assisted
by Mr. and Mrs. Emmet Boone, Jr., !
managed this hotel last year with I
marked success, made a host of ^
friends and will be cordially welcom
ed back to the Sandhills. They are
at present in their summer place,
the Howell House at Westhampton
B^iach, Long Island, but will return
here early in October. While the
opening date of the Pine Needles
Inn has not been definitely determin
ed, it will probably be some time in
October, in any event in time to en
tertain its quota of guests who will
be here for the Professional Golfers
Association tournament to be held in
Pinehurst, beginning November 18th.
Miss Marjorie Skinner
To Wed Dr. Overcash
Popular Member of S. P. High
School Faculty to Be Bride
of Sanatorium Head
Invitations have been issued for the
marriage in Elizabeth City of Miss
Marjorie Skinner, of the faculty of
Southern Pines High School to Dr.
William Earl Overcash, head of Pine
Crest Manor in Southern Pines on
Saturday, August 8th at 8:00 o’clock,,
at the home of the bride’s parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Larrv Ennis Skinner.
Miss Skinner has been residing in
Southern Pines during the school
year for the past three years, and
three years ago was selected from a
score of contestants as Queen of the
Spring Blossom Festival here. Dr.
Overcash has been assistant to Dr.
J. W. Dickie at Pine Crest Manor for
the past two years, and took over Dr.
Dickie’s duties as head of the sana
torium on July 1st. They will make
their home at the Manor.
Adverti.ses in Magazine He’ll
Move To Canada, Can’t Stand
It Any Longer
If President Roosevelt is reelected,
John Willcox, Clerk of Court of
Moore county, is going to have a new
neigtiuor up in “The Horseshoe.”
The follow ing advertisement ap
pears in the July issue of the na
tional magazine, “Game Breeder and
“In the evenr that Roosevelt is re
elected at the coming November elec
tion the entire Horseshoe Quail farm,
located near Carthage, North Caro
lina, will be offered for sale due to
the fact that the owner will immed
iately move to Canada. The property
is complete, with sufficient equip
ment in good condition to raise be
tween five and six thousand quail.
Large log cabin with bedroom, liv
ing room and kitchen fully equipped.
Fine dog kennels recently built to
accommodate twelve dogs. ALso six
thoroughly broken quail dogs. Ford
station wr.gon - guns—boat and fish
ing equipment. Leases for shooting
privileges on 20,000 acres of land will
also be for sale. Full description on
request. Julian T. Bishop, Carthage,
Julian T. Bishop, who is a broker,
owns a home in Greenwich, Conn.,
and who is descended from a line of
Democrats, was asked what had led
him to the decision expressed in his
advertisement. He seemed pretty
“That’s just exactly what I'm go
ing to do,” he said. "W'hy? Because I
think we'd go through hell for four
years more and I don't want any part
of it, I thought to myself, ‘What the
hell. If this fellow gets in I’m through-
Mr. Bishop is forty-six years old.
His grandfather, William D. Bishop,
was president of the New York, New
Haven & Hartford Railroad for many
years. Mr. Bishop was formerly asso
ciated with the firm of Charles D.
Barney & Co., stock brokens, of 14
Wall Street. Now he maintains an
office there and docs some brokerage
business. It was once published that
he lost $188,100 in stock market op
erations during the four years begin
ning in January, 1929.
Sees Litndon Victory
“I don’t think he’s going to win,
but if he does I’ll go in a minute,”
he said. I’m against everything
they’ve ever done in any way and
every member of the Administration.
“I used to be a broker and worked
like hell at it. And then the .Securities
Exchange Commission came along
and there’s no point in being a brok-
fr any more.
“I can see us having the worst
times that we’ve ever had in this
country. I don’t think they can go on
with these haywire plans, piling up
the debt, and come out on top. I
don’t know anything about politics.
I never thought much of Mr. Hoover
and at the start of the campaign I
thought I’d do a little work for the
Democrats. But when I found I had
to go to Farley and Cummings I
quit what little I was doing.
“I suppose I shouldn’t be a Demo
crat because all my family were, but
I don’t feel there’s a Democratic par
ty any more. I don’t look on this ad-
'ministration as Democratic at all. I
think it’s red as fire.
“I don’t think a bunch of fellows
who were In Harvard when I was in
Yale are smart enough to run the
government. They’re working just on
theory with a lot of socialistic ideas
in their heads.”
"Suppose he got in there and there
w'ere changes in the Supreme Court.
Suppose he has the appointment of
three or four justices. Why, it’s pois
onous. T think this coming election is
far more important than the Civil
In the event of President Roose
velt’s re-election, he said, he would
go to Canada and start a grouse farm
and not come back until things had
changed. He did say, however, he
would come back from time to time
to attend to his brokerage business.
He felt that if there was a re-election
a lot of other persons would follow
him out of the country. He said he
had received numerous replies to his
Mr. and Mrs. Bishop spent last
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Best Tobacco Here
Middle Helt Leaf Better Than
Any in Other Sections of
The best tobacco this year is in
the Middle Belt, in which the Aber
deen and Carthage markets oper
ate, The Pilot was informed this
week by u tobacco .specialist who
has made a tour through the va
rious .sections of North and South
Carolina studying conditions.
This man, representative of one
of the largest tobacco companies
in the world, .said he believed the
production would run about the
same .as two years ago, that
though there is about 10 percent
more acieage in tobacco this year
than last the crop will not equal
last year’s. The quality, he pre
dicts. will be better, however.
Cannot Be Completed By Sep-
tember 22 When W'arehou.ses
Open, State Says
RASSIE E. WICKER
OF LEGION POST
Pin»*hnrst Veteran Unanimously
Elected By Sandhill No. 134
to Succeed Hemmer
MEET NEXT IN NEW HUT
At the regular monthly meeting of
Sandhill Post No. 134 of the Amer
ican Legion, held at the Junior Order
Hall in Southern Pines, officers were
elected for the calendar year of the
Legion. The nominating committee
presented the name of Rassie E.
Wicker of Pinehurst for commander
and suggested that all other officers
be nominated by the members pres
ent. All officers had two or more
members nominated for them, except
I that of commander, Mr. Wicker’s
election being unanimous. He suc-
] ceeds John G. Hemmer of Pinehurst.
j After a close contest, a few of the
officers winning by one vote, the fol-
; lowing were elected.
Commander. Rassie E. W'icker of
Pinehurst: 1st Vice Commander,
. Charles Sadler, Southern Pines; 2nd
Vice Commander, Charles Creel,
Aberdeen: 3rd Vice Commander, Ern
est Wilson. Manley; Finance Officer,
L. V. O’Callaghan. Southern Pines;
Chaplain, Rev. A. J. McKelway,
Pinehurst: Sergeant-at-Arms, George
! Wat.son, Southern Pines; Historian,
i Paul Dana, Pinehurst; Athletic Of
ficer, J. F. Sinclair, West End.
Services officers were re-elected.
All other officers will be appointed
by the new commander. The del
egates appointed to attend the State
convention of the American Legion
to be held at Asheville, July 27th and
28th, are John Stephenson and Rob
ert Denny, with Paul Dana and
Charles Creel as alternates.
The next meeting of the Sandhill
Post will be held in the new Amer
ican Legion Hut in Southern Pines.
While tliis building is not completely
renovated the building committee has
promised to have one of the roome
ready for the meeting.
F.4rLINE MAY NICHOUS
BE.WTY C ONTEST WINNER
Word comes from E. S. Blodgett,
manager of the Berkshire Hotel in
Pinehurst in winter and of The Inn at
Point Chautauqua, New York in sum
mer that there is a good representa
tion from the Sandhills at that re
sort this summer, among them Mr.
and Mrs. M. G. Nichols and their
daughter, Pauline May, Mr. and Mrs.
J. C. Musser and children, and Mr.
and Mrs. Emmet French of Southern
Pines and C. S. Waterhouse of Kne-
"uirst. Little Pauline May Nichols
was among the prize winners in a
bathing beauty for "those under 8
'and over 80,” held at the Point re
cently, Mr. Blodgett states.
CrriZENW HAD PETITIONED
Paving of U. S. Route 15 from Car
thage to the intersection with U. S.
No. I in Lee county cannot be com
pleted by September 22, as request
ed by business men and toVjacco ware
housemen of Carthage, L. W'. Payne,
acting State highway engineer, stat
ed on Monday.
In a petition to Highway Chair
man Capus M. Waynick, Moore coun
ty citizens stated that the Carthage
tobacco market opens on September
22 and that failure to complete the
road "will mean that the merchants
of Cai thage and this immediate sec
tion will suffer a great loss, and will
cause the farmers of this section to
suffer a severe hardship and will
likewise cause a tremendous loss to
the warehousemen of Carthage.”
The contract for the roail waus let
in the spring to W'. F. Bowe, Jr. of
Augusta, Ga.. in order that paving
might be commenced as soon as
grading was completed, Paynu said.
Bowe ia now assembling materials
and machinery for the paving.
“He is one of the fastest contrac
tors we have,'’ the highway engineer
stated, but he cannot complete the
job before October or early Novem
ber. The contract for the project al
lows the contractor a specified num
ber of working days and Bowe should
be able to comply with the contract
easily, Payne said.
To delay paving of the road until
after tobacco marketing season
would throw the job into the win
ter when work would be impossible,
the engineer said.
2 New Homes Arising
Near Pine Needles Inn
Lee Pages and Yadkin Building
Co- Houses Under W’^ay,
with Others to Follow
The Sandhills is certainly enjoying
a generous share of the general busi
ness revival, evidenced by numerous
real estate sales and a marked in-
crea.se in building operations.
Last week’s Pilot told of the pro
gress of the hospital wing, the Bap
tist Church, the weaving plant, open
ing of bids for a site for the new post-
office, and almost every week comes
word of new construction and recon
Particularly noticeable just now is
the activity at Pine Needles, where
two new dwellings were recently be
gun by Reinecke & Dillehay, and C.
L. Austin is making rapid progress
with the addition to the club house.
On a beautiful knoll on Central
Drive a short distance north of the
Pine Neediey Inn Mr. and Mrs. Lee R.
Page have bought four lots from the
Patuxent Development Company,
George T. Dunlap and the estate of
H. B. Swoope, commanding a broad
view of the surrounding country, and
here Reinecke & Dillehay are building
them a very attractive new home.
On Short Road opposite the Van
Keuren residence the same firm broke
ground last Monday for a house for
the Yadkin Building Company and
will shortly begin another on the
next lot for the same firm. Plans
for a third on the adjacent corner are
in the hands of builders for bids, and
ethers are being planned. The house
to be built on the corner lot has al
ready been sold, and will be occupied
by its owner next winter.
Work on all these buildings will be
vigorously pushed so as to have them
ready for occupancy on or before the
opening of the coming season.
• Gilbert vale, 29,
DIES SUDDENLY IN
THE WEST INDIES
Son of Mr. and Mrs. Harry M.
Vale of Southern Pines Vic
tim of Heart Attack
SO.IOURNING IN HAITI
(JILBF>RT S. V.VI.E
GOLF TEAM NOSES
Wins Contest on Points Though
Visitors Take ITiree of
PICNIC AT W ATSON LAKE
Although the Kiwanis Club of
Aberdeen won on points the golf
match with the Fayetteville Kiwanis
Club played at Pinehurst on Wednes
day afternoon, there was glory
enough for both sides, for Fayette- '
ville took three of the five matches, j
The point .score was Aberdeen 7,
F'ayetteville 6. ’ '
The match was played in four- ^
somes, with one point for best ball
out, one in and one for match. The j
points came about as follows, the
Fayetteville pairs showing first in
Slate-Marsh 0. Medlin-Phillips 3;
John Davis-Wells 0, Shepard-Thomp-
son 3; Parker-Ponton 2, Tayior-
Burns 0; Stuart-Rose 2, .\very-Ives
0; Ellington-Z. B. Davis 2. Hyde-
Raymond 1. 1
The match preceded an inter-club
picnic meeting of the Kiwanians at
Watson’s Lake, with 18 members of
each of the clubs in attendance.
Swimming, supping and singing on
the island in front of the boathouse
constituted the major business trans
acted. Montesanti .served the spa
ghetti and trimmings, and appetites
almost exceeded the supply of the
A ret'irn match between golfers
of the two clubs is to be played in
the near future in Fayetteville, and
there is also talk of a four-club
tournament later with Raeford and
Sanford joining the group. This tour
nament may be played in Southern
Pines, with greens fees to go to the
Kiwanis Club of Aberdeen’s Moore
County Hospital Bed Fund. The local
club supports a bed in the children’s
Jonesboro Church Issues
Call to Rev. Frank Blue
Vaccination clinics will be held to
day, Friday, in Vass, Lakeview and
West Southern Pines: on Saturday
morning in Carthage.
PRICES SAG AS
GEORGIA SWAMPS MARKET
Peach prices started to sag in the
Sandhills belt this week due to large
shipments from Georgia. Prices fell
below $2.00 for the first time this
season, but are still around $1.50 and
up for Hiley and Georgia Belles,
around $1.75 and up for Mayflowers.
Local orchards have been shipping
by truck and feed cars all week.
Former Resident of Carthage,
Now Pa.stor \in Burlington,
Expected to Accept
The Jonesboro Presbyterian Church ,
has extended a call to the Rev. Frank
Blue, present pa.stor of the Presby
terian church in Burlington. The ^
■church in Jonesboro has been with- i
out a pastor since the resignation of ‘
the Rev. J. S. Cook about a year
Mr. Blue, until his acceptance a
few years ago of the Burlington
pastorate, was a resident of Ca *th-
age and is well known throughout
the Sandhills section. He studied for
the ministry at Richmond Seminary,
and Burlington was his first charee. ^
According to Jonesboro reports, he is
expected to accept the call there. He
was chosen at a congregational maet- j
ing held la.st Sunday evening. Th( i
church raised $540 to pay off a debt I
before extending the call, i
Mr. Blue married Miss Margaret |
Mclver, a daughter of the late Judge '
Mclver of Carthage. James Pleas-1
ants of Pinehurst is a nephew of [
Word was received in Southern
Pint'S on Tuesday of the sudden death
in Haiti. West Indies, of Gilbert Sim
mons Vale, oldest .son of Mr. and
Mis. Harry M. Vale of Princeton, N.
J.. and Southern Pines. Death was
diie to a heart attack. His wife, the
former Mi.ss Jacqueline Pushee of
Southern Pines, was with him. Gil
bert was 29 years old.
Details of the tragic passing of
the young man have not been learn
ed here. The news of his death came
in a telegram sent Tuesday to Eu
gene C. Stevens, who had left town
the day before. Mr. Stevens’ assist
ant, Tom Millar, opened the message
and notified friends of the Vales here.
The message, filed in Sante Fe, New
Mexico, simply stated that Gilbert
had died the day before in Haiti, that
Mr. and Mrs. Vale were leaving San^
te Fe on Wednesday for New York,
and that burial would be in Kenosha,
Wisconsin, former home of the fam«
ily. With the exception of Gilbert and
his wife, the family have been spend
ing the summer on a ranch near San
te F’e since leaving “Loblolly,” their
Weymouth Heights home here, the
latter part of June.
Ill Haiti Past Year '
Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Vale have
been in Haiti for nearly a year. Prior
to their departure, Gilbert had been
spending much of his time here in
the development of a short wave ex
perimental radio station, a project
in which E. H. Lorenson of South
ern Pines was jointly interested. Mr.
Lorenson told The Pilot yesterday
that Gilbert had taken some of the
equipment with him to Haiti and was
continuing the ext<crimtr.ts there.
Prior to his marriage to the daughter
of Roy A, Pushee, a former South
ern Pines resident, Gilbert was great
ly interested in aviation, but is be
lieved to have given up flying after
marriage at the request of his wife.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Vale have
made Southern Pines their winter
residence for some ten years, leasing
homes in the Weymouth Heights sec
tion until their purchase about seven
years ago of “Loblolly,” their present
attractive estate which occupies the
block bounded by Connecticut avenue.
Valley Road. Old Field Road and
Weymouth Road. The Gilbert Vales,
when here, also made their home
(there. Several years ago they pur
chased a home in Warrenton, Vir
ginia which they occupied for .some
time but which in the past two or
three years they have lea-sed. Gilbert
and Jacqueline Pushee were married
about six years ago. They have no
In addition to his w’ife and parents,
'^ilbert is survived by two sisters, Ju
liet and Ellen, and one brother,
Harry M. Vale, Jr. His mother before
hor marriage was Miss Elizabeth Sim
mons, whose father founded the
Simmons Manufacturing Company of
Kenosha. Wisconsin. The Vales re
sided for many years in Princeton,
N. J., and still maintain a residence
there, though .spending more of their
time in Southern Pines.
HOOD ,IR. O. U. A. M. SPEAKER
State Commissioner of Banking
Gurney P. Hood was among the prin
cipal speakers at the gathering of
Junior Order, United American Me
chanics secretaries of the western di
vision of the state, held on Tuesday
night in Southern Pines. A dinner
meeting was held in the Church of
Wide Fellowship, with some 35 pres
ent. The visitors were welcomed to
the Sandhills by H. G. McElroy, sec
retary of the local council. A number
of the national order officials were
here, and secretaries from all parts
of the western half of North Caro-
lir>a. Mr. Hood is State Council treas-