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FIRST IN NEWS,
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 16. N0.-4».^~j|
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Bouthern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina. Friday, October 23. 1936.
CAPT. PASCHAL OF
IN PLANE CRASH
Native of Moore County Pilot of
Pan-American Liner Wreck
ed in Guatemala
BROTHER ON G. 0. P. TICKET
Proposed Civic Center For Southern Pines
Captain **’chie T>«sf'hal of Glendon j
in upper Moore county, brother of
Baxter Paschal, Republican candidate
for the Moore County Board of Com- j
missioners, was killed in the crash of j
a Pan-American air liner near Guat- I
emala City on October 11, according :
to word received by relatives here this
week. Captain Paschal was pilot of
the plane, and killed with him were
both his co.pilot and radio operator, ,
only the steward escaping. The liner
was enroute from the Panama Canal
Zone to Prownsville, Texas, where
Captain Paschal made his home.
There were no passengers aboard at
the time of the accident.
Bad weather, heavy rains and fog
wore believed to be responsible for
the crash, according to the report
from Brownsville. The territory in
which the crash occurred is consider- |
ed the most hazardous of the Pan- \
American Airway’s entire route
through Central America.
Capt. Paschal is survived by his |
wife, four children and several broth
ers and sisters. He was a son of the
late Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Paschal of
Glendon. where he spent his boyhood
and received his early education. He
had been a pilot with Pan American ;
Airways for seven years and prior to
that was a Marine pilot in Nicaragua.
The bodies of Capt. Paschal and |
his two companions were taken to i
Brownsville in a special plane and!
funeral, services conducted there
Lawrence Paschal, his brother, who i
is a student in an Atlanta Dental Col- '<
lege, attended the services.
In Marine Corp 20 Years
Capt. Paschal, who was born on
December 1, 1889, had many years of j
flying to his credit, including war 1
time fjvperience in France and service j
with the United States Marines in'
Nicaragua during the Sandino cam_ i
Puigns. He was awarded numerous
governmental medals, including the
Navy cross, for his exploits in the
air service of the Marines. He was
the second American Marine to fly
over the German lines and his service
record included two years of wartime
flying in France.
Capt. Paschal was in the Marine
corps for 20 years, 13 of which were j
in the flying service. The veteran \
flyer had been connected with the j
Pan American Airways for the past
seven years, going to Brownsville
from Panama in October of 1931 to
establish his home^ He was married
to Miss Beulah Tally of Bear Creek
on February 19, 1925.
Besides hw wife and four children,
George 10, Archie 8, James 4 and
Mary Jane 2, Capt. Paschal is sur
vived by four sisters, Mrs. F. L.
Shields of Glendon, Mrs. A. M. John
son of Sand Springs, Okla., Mrs. L.
S. McDaniel of Fayetteville and Mrs.
W. C. Goodall of Manatee, Fla.; and
seven brothers, B. W. of Glendon, J.
C. of Sand Spring, Okla., E. H. of
Winston-Salem, Luther of Danville,
Va., Lawrence of Atlanta, Ga., Donald
of Los Angeles and Arthur of Tahle-
Nass Meetings \i Week
Wind Up County Campaign
To Address Rally
A. H. (S.ANDV) GRAHAM
‘Sandy” Graham To Speak in
Carthage, Judge Seawell in
Hemp and Southern Pines
GRISSOM AT SANFORD
Aw.'SHi'rmc.-TttU*. 0»: T>o.
Tft T*M- OF T»« .
~l^T<,OTOt>g.X> ClVlC Ct.tlTg.'K
The diagram above, prepared by
Alfred B. Yeomans, local architect
and for many years a member of the
Board of Commissioners of Southern
Pines, reveals a plan for the devel
opment of a civic center built around
the new Government Postoffice as
the first and main unit. It is Mr. Yeo
man’s conception of an attractive
scheme, in architecture and land
scape, for the property purchased by
the Governtnent at the corner of
West Broad street and New York
■ avenue, and the available land be
tween the present Mudgett Build
ing and the Postoffice property. On
this property he proposes the erection
of a To'"n Hall, containing offices
for the M'vor, City Clerk, Tax Col
lector, and such other municipal of
fices as may be needed, and of a new
Library building, of which Southern
I Pines is greatly in need.
I The buildings, in Mr. Yeoinari’s
plan, have been located to take full.
advantage of landscaping possibil-1
ities on the site, including the saving
of the town’s oldest magnolia trees.
The sketch has been forwarded to the
office of the Supervising Architect of
the Treasury Department in Wash
ington in the hope and expectation
that the Government will place the
new Federal building to permit of
such plan for a civic center as Mr.
Yeomans has outlined.
CENTRAL BOARD TO
DIRECT BOY SCOUT
W. Duncan Matthews Heads
Group Formed To Coordinate
Activities of 4 Troops
DR. WILSON. DUKE, AIDS
Picquet or Chandler
To Head Kiwanis Club
Nominated For President for
1937; Election Next Wednes
day at Pine Needles Clubhouse
Charles W. Picquet and Ralph
Chandler head two tickets nominated
last Wednesday at the weekly meet
ing of the Kiwanis Club for 1937 of
ficers, and one or the other will be
elected president at the club’s annual
meeting, to be held next Wednesday
night in the new clubhouse at the
Pine Needles Inn. This will be the
first gathering in the clubhouse, with
dinner served at 7:30 o’clock.
Nominated for vice-president are
W. Duncan Matthews and Leon Sey
mour; for treasurer, Richard Tarlton;
for directors, of which seven will be
elected; Dr. E. M. Medlin, L. E. Pen
der, J. C. Musser, J. M. Taylor, Paul
Dana, Dr. R. P. Shepard, John M.
Howarth, Charles W. Picquet, J. T.
Overton, Duncan Matthews, Howard
Burns and W. G. McAvoy.
Three new members were elected
at Wednesday's meeting, held in
Highland Lodge, E. C. Stevens,
George Rose and Chan Page, all of
‘‘Jim” Boyd Talks Some Politics
in Interview Given Ralph Page
Colored Man Killed
as Auto Overturns
Fatal Accident Saturday Mg^ht
on Old Road Between Pine-
hurst and Southern Pines
A car driven by Walter Jonea, with
•Clyde McCoy and his girl friend, all
colored, overturned on the old Pine-
hurst road leading from Southern
Pines to "Jimtown" about 11:00
o’clock Saturday night. McCoy, a na
tive of Morven, aged 18, was in
stantly killed, his neck being broken.
The others escaped with minor in
juries. The body was viewed by Cor
oner Frye, who deemed an inquest
unnecessary. Jones was arrested, tried
in the Recorder’s Court and held in
$500 bail to answer a charge of man
slaughter before the Superior Court.
He is still in Carthage jail.
REV. C. O. NEWELL LEAVES
PINEBLUFF AFTER 5 YEARS
After serving faithfully the con
gregation of the Pinebluff M. E.
Church for the past five years, the
Rev. C. O. Newell left last week to
accept a call from the Mtthodist
church in Leicester, this state. Mrs.
\Newell and their children accompan
ied him to Leicester.
The Rev. Q. U. Amberson of Weis-
enheimer has accepted the Pinebluff
charge and with Mrs. Amberson, ar
rived here last Friday.
If you are not registered you can
not vote November 3rd.
VANDER LEON BROWN OF
HEMP KILLED BY AUTO
Struck by an automobile driven by
John T. Upton, Vander Leon Brown,
22, of Hemp died soon after being
carried to the Moore County Hospital
last Sunday night.
An inquest conducted by Coroner
D. Carl Frye of Carthage resulted in
a finding that the accident was un
Upton was accompanied by Cecil
Homer of Hemp. Brown and a com
panion were walking along the high,
way and Brown stumbled In front of
the approaching car.
Pinebluff a Grandad
Son is Born to Phillip Ralph
Mather. First Male Na
tive of Village
An announcement of interest to
many older residents of the Sand
hills comes from Cleveland, Ohio.
Mr. and Mrs. Philip Ralph Mather
(nee Henderson) are the parents of
a son, born on October 12th. Phil
ip Ralph Mather is the first male
citizen of Pinebluff, having been
born there on March 2, 1908. He
has made his home in Cleveland for
several years, and is connected
with ihe Otis Steel Company.
Says Lobsters Undersized and
Disappointed in I..ove. Which
Bodes III for F. D. R. in Maine
Seawell Asks Support
For Increased Court
Urges Kiwanians to Vote For
to Add Two Judg:p.s:
A plea for support for a State
Constitutional amendment increasing
the Supreme Court membership from
five to seven was made to members
of the Kiwanis Club of Aberdeen by
Attorney Herbert F. Seawell, Jr., of
Carthage, district chairman of the
State group seeking the amendment.
Mr. Seawell told the club of the
great need for the additional mem.
bers of the court, of the impossibil
ity of the present judges, able and
conscientious as they are, to devote
sufficient time to the proper consid
eration of the thousands of appeals j
handed up each year. I
"They are overworked. 1 have seen |
lights burning in their offices as late j
as midnight when I’ve been in Ral- j
eigh,” he said. “They need more time
to properly pass on the law of the
land. I have only one objection to the
amendment as proposed. It should
call for four more judges, not two,
with the State’s 20 districts sending
up cases for review. I am not going
into the merits of the proposed
amendment. You know all about the
situation. I am just going to ask you
to be sure to vote favorable on No
vember 3d.” Mr. Seawell was present
ed to the club by W. Duncan Mat
thews of Southern Pines.
By Ralph W. Page
As Maine goes, so goes the nation.
By all means then, let’s visit Maine
and find out how it is going.
Disguised as a lobster fisherman
we sail through the purple islands
and interview those in the know.
And so we hail a yawl in a harbor
and are rewarded by finding Jim
Boyd, that famous historian, master
of hounds and observer of events.
Pencil poised, we leap aboard.
Tallyho. We scent authentic ap
praisal of opinion.
"Tell us, Jim, tell us what the com
posite down-east mind makes of
Quoddy and what kind of vote will
be cajit along the Penobscot, and
“The lobsters,” answered Jim, “are
scarce and undersized and disappoint
ed in love. Fickle soubrettes have
turned to shrimps and rum cocktails,
and the market is deplorable. This
bodes ill for Roosevelt. On the other
hand the fog hangs heavy over the
bays, and this is attributed to Repub
lican heat waves, and loses votes for
“All this, however, is superficial.
Realistically speaking, the sensitive
and hard-headed Yankees have long
since fled the politicians and retired
to the deep northern woods and set
sail for the sunrise, to ride out the
“Their idea of a political campaign
is my idea of an earthquake or a
monsoon. An interesting phenomenon,
no doubt, but best observed from a
safe and disinterested distance.
“The only interview on the politi
cal situation that has stood the test
of time was given years ago by Bert
Lester Taylor in the Chicago News
or Tribune, I don't remember which.
It is just as good for the current
effort to save the nation asr it has
been for all previous efforts:
When quacks with pills political
would dope us
And politics consume the livelong
I like to think about the star Canopus
So far, so far away.
Greatest of visioned orbs 'monj^t
those who list ’em.
To weigh it science ever must de
(PUaae turn to page 4)
Coordination of Boy Scout activi
ties in Moore county was effected at
I a meeting held in the auditorium of
! the Southern Pines High School
I building on Tuesday night, bringing
' together under a central board the
1 four troops now flourishing in the
j Sandhills. Those elected to this cen
tral board were W. Duncan Matthews,
I Southern Pines, president; W. P.
Morton, Pinehurst, vice-president; J.
C. Robbins, Aberdeen, secretary and
treasurer: I. C. Sledge representing
the Pinehurst troop, C. F. Brasing-
ton the Aberdeen troop, Charles S.
Patch, Troop 1 of Southern Pines and
the Rev. Edward F. Green, Troop 2,
The Rev. Father Williams presided
at the meeting Tuesday and explain
ed its purpose, that of perfecting
plans for a county.wide organization
to direct the work of all the Boy
Scout troops here. Dr. Wilson, dean
of the School of Chemistry, Duke
University, explained the workings
of a well organized Scout council, and
stressed the need of intelligent coop
eration of all to give the Y)oys the
best service possible. He explained
the need of a county organization
that would be morally and financially
responsible for tiie boys and their
troops. Scout Executive Humphries of
Durham also attended the .meeting
and spoke briefly.
On Tuesday evening next the new
board will hold its first regular meet
ing ^nd formulate plans for the fu
ture of Scouting in the county. That
there is grest interest in the work
here was ev Jced by the presence
at this week’s meeting of nearly 50
With the time getting short before
Election Day, politics is seething in
Monday night at the courthouse in
Carthage A. H. (Sandy) <3raham,
lieutenant governor of North Carolina,
will address a Democratic mass meet
ing at 7:30 o'clock. It will be a
county-wide rally, with a big crowd
anticipated. Other prominent Demo
crats will be on the program.
The largest Republican rally of the
ampaign is expected next Friday
night in Southern Pines when Judge
Herbert F. Seawell of Carthage, for
mer G. O. P. candidate for Govern
or, will be the principal speaker.
Judge Seawell, who retired on July
1st from the United States Board of
Tax Appeal.s in Washington, will dis
cuss leading issues of the campaign,
both State and national. The meet
ing, arranged by local Republicans,
will be held in the auditorium of the
, High School building at 8:00 o’clock.
Announcement has been marie of a
Republican Rally to be held at Hemp
on Tuesday evening, October 27th,
beginning at 6 o’clock. Judge H. F.
Seawell of Carthage will be the prin
cipal speaker of the evening, and
Kyle Hayes, nephew of Judge John-
i son Hayes, Republican candidate for
Congress, will address the gathering.
A fish fry will be a feature of the
Hemp was chosen as the place of
the rally for the reason that it is
near tiie center of Republican
strength in Moore county. There are
three townships in the county that go
, more than three to one Republican.
I Tonight, Friday, at Sanford Gilliam
. Grissom, Republican candidate for
] Governor, will be the principal spetik-'
! er at a four-county rally in the Lee
county courthouse. A large number
from Moore plan to attend. The an-
I H'^uncement states that “Mr. Grls«
I som’s address will be non-partisan on
the subject of taxation and fair elec-
I tions,” and that everyone, regardless
j of political affiliation, is invited. H.
I F. Seawell, Jr., of Carthage will also
I speak. I
STUNT NIGHT EXPECTED
TO DRAW HUGE CROWD
Annual Stunt Night will be held
tonight, Friday, in the Southern Pines
High School Auditorium at 8:15
o’clock. A large number of tickets
have been sold and a big crowd is ex
pected. The proceeds are to be used
for athletic equipment. A delightful
entertainment is in store for all, with
seats rtUI available for those who
have no^ yet purchased their tick
MEN’S CLUB TO MEET
On Tuesday evening, October 27th,
the Men’s Club of the Baptist Church
will hold an important meeting at the
home of A. L. Adams, Magnolia
Lodge at 8:00 o’clock. Officers for
the coming year will be elected and
plans for the winter section will be
discussed. All men interested in the
Baptist Church are most cordially in
vited to attend.
Civic Club to Honor
Faculty and Board
Reception Next Thursday Night
Expected to Be Real Re
union and Home-Coming
The Civic Club, assisted by all of
the churches of Southern Pines, in
vite the parents, friends and patrona
of the .schools to a reception in honor
of the faculty and the Board of Edu
cation, at the Civic Club on Thursday
evening, October 29th at 8:00 o’clock.
The arrangements are being made by
the Education Committee of the Civ
ic Club, Mrs. E. Levis Prizer, Mra.
J. S. Milliken, Mrs. J. C. Musser and
Dr. Isabel Graves, and the Church
Recoiving the guests will be Miss
I Florence Campbell, Dr. and Mrs. E.
I Levis Prizer, Dr. and Mrs. J. S. Mil
liken, Dr. Graves, Mr. and Mrs. J.
C. Musser, Dr. and Mrs. J. C Spring:,
Father Williams, Mr. and Mrs.
Craighill Brown, Mr. and Mrs. Pres
ton Kelsey, Dr. Rexford Raymond.
Mrs. White, Miss Robinson, Miss
Sanborn, the Rev. J. Fred Stimson,
Mrs. Maude Grearson, and Mr. and
Mrs. J. F. Cole, Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Blue and the Rev. and Mrs. E. L.
It is hoped that this party wiB be
a real reunion and home-coming of
the residents of Southern Pines. The
Civic Club is hoping to be the cen_
ter of all things social in town thfs
winter, and will welcome all residents
and winter visitors as members.
There will be a special meeting of
the Board of Directors of the Civic
Club, at the Clubhouse today, Friday,
at 3:00 o’clock. All officers, chair
men and vice-chairmen of commit
tees are asked to be present.
Tomorrow, Saturday, is final day