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THE PILOT, Southern Pines and Aberdeen, M)rth Carolina
Friday^ September 25, 1936.
Published each Friday by
THE PILOT, Inoorporated,
Southern PJne«, N. C.
NELSON C. HYDE
DAN S. BAY
CARO-GRAPHICS ™ by
Subscription Rates; i
One Year $2.00
81x Months 5100 i
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Entered at the Postoffice at South. ,
MU Pines, N. C., as second.class mail
DONT BE A j
PARKING PIG I
If the residents of Southern
Pines want to do something nice ‘
for the winter guests this sea-,
son, here’s a good rule to follow: j
Don’t be a Parking Pig! |
A Parking Pig drives his car
downtown in the morning, parks |
it in front of some store, goes to |
work. The car stays there all'
morning, or all afternoon, or all
dav. It occupies space that i
should be available for “tran-j
sient” parkers, not “permanent” I
parkers. It makes shoppers mad
who drive around town looking I
for a stopping space; it makes ;
merchants mad because it is j
YOUR ST Ti ?
f1 C 15 ONE OF NINE fTATfi THAT
ED TO 6lVt ANY OLP A^E PfN5iOf1 RELIEF
MDVOU KNOW THAT
IN TriB P.VOPORTiON OF OUR
Hl(aH SCHOOinVHICH MHT
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Leading Editorial of
Week in State Press
From The Charlotte Obser\'er
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PFFmiTF JAllOW OR
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A 5H0WFR? TUF NEAREJT WATER
' THE EDITORS OF CARO'GdAPMlCS iflVirc YOU TO 5CN0 IN INTCflesriNO FACTS AOOUT YOUR. COnnuNlTY •
GRAINS OF' SAND
Summer is now a thing of the past.
On Wednesday September 23 at 12.-
the rest of us. It is a long, long road
that leads back to Oil creek when
26 A. M. the sun crossed the celestial i the elder Barnsdall helped stage one
equator. The autumnal equinox is ov. | of the greatest dramas of industry,
er Paid Fall is already established. ! and where hrman achievement has
made such astounding progress.
. I Wheu James Russell Lowell enthus-
keeping away from t'heir doors ; over a day in June he had never
those who desire to patronize North Carolina in September,
them. I With frequent rains, lowered temper-
There are plenty^ of places to nights cool enough for blank-
park for long periods on side days you are scarcely conscious
streets. Let S keep ^ the busy being either hot or cold it would
spots open for the visitors. e ^ hard to find more delightful con-
can’t get along long without Then too, September brings
them and their trade. ^ ^iie scuppernong. Driving 'along a
country road at evening when the un-
There are the same number of
members of the Supreme Court
Mary Currie left New York recent
ly on a steamer for the Panama Can
al Zone where she will teach this
coming year. Mary Currie is one of
the brightest and most likable girls
that ever grew up in the town of Car.
thage The people in the Central
American tow'n will gain in the ac
quisition of the capable and highly
efficient young woman. Her happy
forgettable odor of the spicy grape faculty of making friends will open
drifts your direction you are positive up many an adventure that will be
September is a great month. | worth while for the stranger and the
people she comes in contact with.
Miss Currie is enough of a traveler
that she will not be lost in a foreign
country as she has seen considerable
A program comes over Liie radio
of North Carolina today as there and at the conclusion an annouucc-
Were in 1889. I ment is made that it is sponsored by ^
The census of 1890 ga\e thej the Bamsdall Oil Company. The name of the world outside her native land<
state 1,617,947 persons. The of Barnsdall signifies a mighty in-1
1935 estimate is 3,301,100. dustry, a pioneer name in oil. When
Despite the fact that there .W’illiam Barnsdall nearly eighty years
are now 26 Superior Court jud- ! ago watched the first attempt at get.
ges as against 12 in 1889, four- ting il out of the ground by the
teen more jurists to send up re- uttle did he dream that some day his
view cases; despite the fact that name W’ould be one of the most prom-
the number of cases disposed of inent and lasting in the industrial
by the Supreme Court jumped [world and that years later it w'ould
from 293 in ’89 to 5/2 in 1936— be flung out over the ether in a con-
an increase of 96 percent—there ■ traption that would be nearly as tar
are still the same number of jud- reaching as the air itself. Barnsdall
ges on the highest court bench put down the second well in the coun-
to handle the business. try. He had faith in oil. His first re-
“There is not a state in the ward was five barrels after three
entire United States having less days pumping. But from that day the
than five million and more than story of oil unfolded as a fairy tale
two million population which has until the old producers were over-
aa few members of the 'highest: whelmed with an “embarrassment of
court of appeals as the State of riches”.
North Carolina,” says a brief | Pinehurst, Knollwood, and the east,
presented in appealing for sup- em ridge of Weymouth heights to- '
poi^ of the amenilment to the day house the younger generations of
Constitution which is to be vot- .some of those famous old oil men,
ed upon this fall. “And no other men who still talk in the vernacular
of sand pumps, sampson-posts, the
walking beam, jars, seed-bags, bull
wheels, rig timbers and a lot of other
jargon that is only so much greek to
past week has been acting librarian
in Southern Pines each morning,
bookkeeper for a local concern in the
afternoon, and ticket-seller at the
movies in the evening.
Michael Ma'hon was a stranger
Until two weeks ago we had
never heard of him.
His name and presence and
personality were things apart.
He had never so much as been
in Charlotte before. Duty, stern
law’giver, sent him here.
He came under orders in line
of action to do a work assigned
and when completed to hold him
self in readiness to follow the
same call to some other clime.
He was carried away on the
train yesterdayi a corpse—a few
hours before, a fine, sturdy type
of p>hysical enginery; hours lat-
j er, body broken, rigid in death—
Mr. Mahon met sudden trag
edy awaiting him as he rode
with a piece of machinery down
to the basement of The Obser
ver building where he had been
commissioned, expert that he
was, to install a new machine.
There was a mishap—some
thing went awry.
He was caug'ht under a falling
beam, mercilessly mangled and
a little while later, his body was
being carried back to his New
York home for the last rites!
Mr. Mahon was a stranger to
But he was a close kinsman
Mr. and Mrs. Worth Blue and ba
by Mr. and Mrs. Alton Blue and baby,
and Carlton Blue spent the week-end
at Myrtle Beach.
Misses Windora and Nora Price
Hardy spent /Saturday night with of the world’s elect,
their sister, Mrs. Edgar Blue. To every human heart here or
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Blue and chil-1 yODf’e** was a brother.
Lying out on the floor of the
building in w*hich it was ordain
ed that the final summons
dren visited Mr. and Mrs. Walter'
McCaskill and children Thursday.
Dillard Hardy of this section, with
Hassel Edmonds of Cameron, is vis
iting relatives in Mayodane.
Mr. and Mrs- John M. Blue and
Miss Allie Mae Bil’c visited relatives
in Mount Airy this past week.
Several of this community attend
ed the homecoming at Bethesda
should locate him, his body
crushed, his injuries fatal, his]^®**
cottiscioufeness barel\( coming
back to specch, Mr. Mahon’s
first and onlv inquiry was:
“IS ANYBODY ELSE
Mr. Mahon was a stranger to
Mrs. May Jannaris and grandaOD,
Dana McNeal arrived at their home
here Sunday after spending the sum
mer at Booth Bay Harbor, Me.
Harry Howie and sons Morrison
and Harry, Jr., spent Sunday in Fay
Mr. and Mrs. Leslie Covington of
Hoffman were guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Ralph Journey Saturday.
Mrs, Wesley McMaster of Norfolk,
Va., is spending some time with her
mother-in.law, Mr*. William McMas
Mr. and Mrs. Joe Townsend arrived
Saturday after spending the summer
at York Beach, Me.
Edith Howie of Fayetteville spent
the week-end with her father, Harry
Bill Fiddner and son Dickie, Dan
Christopher and Worth Thomas of
Aberdeen left Saturday for Bethel,
Conn., to spend a week.
Mrs. J. M. Edwards spent th«
week-end In Blscoe and Winston-Sa
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Barry and
children have returned to their homo
In Plnebluff after spending the past
year In Rockingham.
Miss Margaret Rice of Wingate
Junior College spent the week-end
with her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. A.
Mr. and Mrs. Marshal Palmer of
Elizabethtown is visiting Mr. Pal
mer’s mother, Mrs. Lula Palmer.
Mr. and Mrs. Lawrence Kelly of
Durham spent the week.end with
Mrs. Kelly’s parents, Mr. and Mrs.
J. D. Adcox.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Journey of
Columbia spent the week-end with
Mr and Mrs. iRalph Journey.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Abrams of
Cos Cob, Conn., are spending the
w’eek with Mr. Abram’s sister, Mrs.
Gussie Gibson enroute to St. Clair,
Fla., where they will spend the wln-
Mr. and Mrs. C. B. Blue and chil
dren visited Mr. and Mrs. Turner
Fields Monday evening.
Miss Regina Blue of Raleigh spent
with homefolks here
and attended the homecoming at
Bethesda Church Sunday.
state with more than three mil
lion population has less than
seven members on its final
court of appeals.”
The amendment calls for the
increase of the court from five
to seven members. There is no
adequate reason why the vote
should not be unanimous. Every '
other department of the State
government has increased many-
fold since the days the court
membership was set at five jud
ges. And few of these depart
Not long ago in Raleigh, Capt.
Samuel A'court Ashe celebrated his
ninety-six birthday surrovmded by
his children and grandchildren. Capt.
Ashe is one of North Carolina’s most
interesting and remarkable men. He
is one of the last surviving officers
of the Confederate army. His army
experiences and wide knowledge of [ the week-end
history and affairs of the state and
I country led him to write his “His
tory of North Carolina”. His volumes
should be in the hands of every stu_
dent and the reading and thinking, Bill Shaw of near Cameron,
people of the state. He is not only
j known of as an historian of note but
a man who has lived a long life of
I usefulness of which the state has de-
I rived many benefits. Capt. Ashe has
contributed many valuable records
for the generations to come.
In a letter several years ago he
writes: "I have enjoyed my natural
inclinations and gone along through
life—and now at its close my head
! is full of joy and I am truly grate-
! ful because of the kindness of
I friends. However I must say that al
though I wrote about our State af-
Mrs. M. C. Benedict and son Cad-
wallader left Thursday for Titusville,
Pa., to spend some time.
' Mr. and Mrs. W. B. Henderson and
small daughter of Bayside, L. I., were
visitors in town Tuesday enroute to
Misses Charlene Parker and Mar
guerite Deyoe have returned to Phi
fer Junior College. Meisenheimer to
resume their studies.
W. J. Melton and Pink Melton of
Norwood ispent Wt^dnesday and
Thursday with Mr. and Mrs. J. R.
Nelson Blue, student at Elon Col- And to you!
lege, spent Saturday night with his 1 royalist in that
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Z. V. Blue. , societv of God’s aristo-
Mrs. Edgar Blue spent Friday af-1 crats—of the long, illustrious
^^‘'"'^^iline of patriots and public ser
vants, of renowmed warriors and
obscured w'orkmen who smite
and forget self that somebody ^.ampiey.
else may keep going along and Walter McNeiiie left for Con-
living and working and serving j Monday where she will visit
until t'he same strange and mys- relatives.
terious voice that called this Henry McCormick
, man so quicklv and suddenly' spent the week-end in Durham.
Mr. and Mrs. B. Pressley and baby j f his labors' shall send more Charles Davis and
visited Mrs. Pressley’s sister, Mrs. j normallv and less tragicallv the' Charles, Jr., of Greensboro spent the
similar word that day is done! week.end with Mr. and Mrs. J.
Mr. Mahon was a stranger to Suttenfleld and attended the Beth-
jjg I j esda homecoming.
J. D. HASTY BUYS SIL\TER
HOUSE ON \ ERMONT AVE. ^ friend an in-' White and children
' timate, a clansman in kind to spent Sunday with Mrs.
j The R. F. Potts agency reports ^he brotherhood of humanity, White’s sister. Mrs. Marvin Kinlaw.
I the sale of the Silver house located Jjprg jn Charlotte and every-' Doughty left Thursday for
] at Vermont avenue and Leak street where that can answer “pres- ' Cuthbert. Ga. where he has accept-
I to J. D. Hasty, who with his family |» when the names of the ^ position with the Chamber of
I takes possession Saturday. ' nobility are called. j Commerce.
vehicle in 1935. These levies were the ■ 4. < „
I ter 1860. just naturally, now when
most expensive of the several taxes j
the federal government has seen fit
to levy upon motorists in an unfor
tunate tax competition with the
■'Federal lubricating oil taxes cost
$299,000, while federal motor car and
ments'have more to do''than'The Si.osi.ooo, and fed.
Supreme Court. ' parts, accessories, tires,
I i and tubes cost $621,000. All in all the
federal government took $5,006,000
in taxes out of this state, or upwards
of $10 98 per vehicle.
‘‘State gasoline taxes cost $18,-
TAXES BITE DEEP INTO
read it I do feel glad that it fell
my lot to make that record for pos.
terity, so that posterity will under
stand about our actions in 1860-70. I
have bad a most enjoyable life, in
touch with fine men and am grate
ful for my good fortune.”
The state should feel fortunate in
having had men like Capt. Ashe.
Capt. Ashe has been one of its great
Carolinians are constantly lorging
ahead into prominent headlines. An
drew Hewitt, a Charlotte Observer
writer, has been asked for one of his
poems, his photograph and a biogra.
phical sketch to be used for some fU'
Federal taxes cost motor vehi
cle owners of North Carolina a ^s^ ooo m 1935, or upwards of $40.i5
total of $5,006,000 in 1935, or registration and
upwards of $5o.65 per vehicle. ' ^miscellaneous fees cost $6,614,000, or
we are told by Robert G.. John-
son, Secretary of the North ^ totaj <:ost ^ ■ ^ure issi-e of the Literarv Mr
^ Special additional federal and state ® issue of the Literary Digest. Mr.
rommrnJ automotive taxe. to the o.«r, of Hewltfs department in the Sunday
\fr TrtVinarkn ooirl tViQ tav nrtot- i ^^ch of the 456,152 motor vehicle's O'^s^rver offers a prize each week
1" ■»!» ■« IS the poem adjudged U.e best by
P tilG LJ. O. Ox X Uu“ ' • ^ i *.• i Carthfl.O'A wajb thp winno** r^ocf
3' piece of automotive property i winner this past
oUr&3U of Inter- , | with hpr Tinpm IV/Ttiaa
nal Revenue, with per vehicle ! accordmg to the national av-
estimates derived by simple av-i
erage and therefore conserva- ^^st of these tax assessments,
tive. He explained that the tax' Pfvehicle owners m ad-
figures. speaking for themsel-1 fP^^
'as citizens and property owners,
should convince them of the necessity
of supporting any move to repeal
ves, show each automotive tax
payer how heavily he is taxed
and permit of comparison be
tween these special additional
assessments upon automotive
property, worth $200 by natur
al average, and assessments up
on other property.
week with her poem, “Prelude”. Miss
Seawell is the author of a book of
verse entitled “Songs from the Sand
“The Last of the Mohicans” shown
at the local theatre last week was not
only a fine picture but it had some-
such expensive and duplicating levies ' thing of a local interest. The part of
as the federal tax on gasoline. A rea- Hawkeye was played by Randy Scott
sonable state tax on gasoline ought to of Charlotte and Hollywood. Scott re-
be enough. The cost should convince cently married Mrs. Marion duPont
Sept 24th, 25th, 26th
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them also that they are already con
tributing substantially toward hlgh-
“Federal gasoline taxes, which du- way financing, and that any effort [ season,
plicate state gasoline tzixes, cost | to divert these funds to other and
North Carolina motor vehicle owners; general uses, scarcely is in their in.
$3,035,000, or upwards of $6.64 per terest.”
Summerville, who is a frequent visit
or with her horses during the winter
Versatility in vocations!
We know a young lady who for the
ASPARAGUS, No. 2 Can 15c
Pork Liver, Ib I5c
Sli-Bacon, lb 32c
Picnic Hams, lb 24c
Bologna, lb 13c
Pork Chops, lb - 23c
Okra, 2 pounds 15c
Lemons, large size, doz 23c
Bananas, large-golden, lb 5c
Turnip Greens, 2 pounds 15c
String Beans, 4 pounds 25c
Butter Beans, lb 5c