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A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 16. NO. 52
Correct Date ^
FIRST IP^ NEWS,
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina, Friday, November J'i, J • «».
Christmas Seal Sale Opens
Drive Against Tuberculosis
Gratifying Inroads Made by
Work of County Association
from Annual Seal Funds
At the present rate of progress,
tuberculosis will soon be a thing: of
the past in Moore county, thanks to
the valiant, untiring effojts of the
County Tuberculosis Association of
which Mrs. T. A. Cheatham of Pine-
hurst is the guiding genius.
And thanks to the annual sale of
Christmas Seals, which started this
■week throughout the community. It is
the proceeds from these sales at this
time each year that the work of the
association is made possible. Last
year the Seal Sale drive netted $1,-
392 which augmented by an annual
appropriation from County funds of
$1,200, and refunds from patients,
g:ives the committee the means to
t;arry on its fight.
These funds are used to care for
tubercular cases found among the
ponr and needy of the county, for
preventative measures, for the exam-
ination of all suspects, and for educa
tion along health lines. Since the for
mation of the association and the
start of its strenuous year ’round
campaign against the ravages of the
disease, tuberculosis has steadily de
clined here, and Mrs. Cheatham re
ports this fall that at least ane com-
■munity. Pinehurst, is now entirely
rid of it.
Annual Sale Now On
The Seal Sale Drive has just start
ed throughout the county, as it has
throughout he country. Pinehurst has
Its Seal Sale Day this Saturday to
launch its fund campaign, and Sou
thern Pines is having one on Monday.
The little seals which cost but a
penny will be on sale in every com
munity for the next few weeks. It is
these pennies which mount up to the
thousand-odd dollars which spell suc
cess in the fight.
The general committee of the Coun
ty Tuberculosis Association comprises
the following representatives of the
various communities; Aberdeen, Mrs.
J. Talbot Johnson; Carthage, Mrs. J.
S. Symington; Pinebluff, Mrs- Viola
Fiddner; Pinehurst, Mrs. T. A. Cheat
ham. and Southern Pines, Preston T.
Kelsey. The list of chairmen for the
Seal Sale Drive in the various town
ships. and the association’s financial
report, will be announced in next
Of the fund raised in the county, 75
percent is retained for the f'glit in
the county, the balance going to the
work of the national associaion, some
of which also comes ba*jk here.
Mrs- Cheatham tells us that durin*;
the past year every auspicious c.tse in
the county has been rushed to the
State Sanatoriiun fot examination;
that of eight ariciitod cases r«^lea:--td
after treatm«nit Miere. thi n ha.i boen
but one relapse T*i» number is now
very low per 'ap'ta, anc getting low
er each year due to the precauti onary
and edicat^'^nal wr.rk done by t'le as
“Our goal this year is to cross i\e
$1,500 mark in the Seal Sale drive,"
says Mrs. Cheatham. “There is much
more work we can do with additional
funds, and the efforts of the com
mittee thus far have proven what can
"be done toward the eradication of the
<lisease in Moore county.”
IVork Araonjf Children
Diagnosis, treatment and preven
tion of tuberculosis in children ia one
of the outstanding pieces of tubercu
losis work in our state in particular
■and more or less throughout the Unit
ed States. More than 200,000 children
in our state have Ijeen examined,
thanks to the Extension work of the
The rapid decline of deaths and
infection from tuherculosis in North
Carolina has been piloted by the
State Sanatorium and the State Tu
berculosis Association, aided and abet,
ted at all times by the State Board
of Health and the medical profession.
The State Tuberculosis Association,
through its constant affiliation with
the National Tuberculosis Association
has had access to and participated in
(Pleaae turn to page 8)
Save the Pieces
The Rev. Mr. Hall Sent Ashes
of His Burned $126 to U. S.
If you have money to burn, and
burn it, save the ashes.
It was on November 6th that the
Rev. L. M. Hall of Aberdeen turn
ed over $126 in bills to Mrs. Hall
for safekeeping while he motored
to a church meeting in Vass. Mrs.
Hall worried about it, decided to
put it where burglars might least
expect to find it. She hid it in the
Next morning Mr. Hall was first
up. He lighted the stove. The
greenbacks turned red, then white.
When he learnei^what had happen
ed, Mr. Hall fished out the pieces.
He sent them to the Treasury De
partment in Washington, wrote
them a nice letter.
This week he received a govern
ment check for his $126.
Engragement is Announced
REV. L M. HALL
RETURNS TO VASS
Community Grateful for Reas
signment of Popular Pastor
of Churches Here
HOSPITAL WING IS LAUNCHMOVETO
NEAR COMPLETION! HONOR MEMORY
ON 7TH BIRTHDAY OF NOEL LAING
Institution Will Nearly Double
Bed Capacity When Addition
Friends, Admirers Would Name
Sandhills Steeplechase Course
F'or Late Secretarv
$207 FROM BIRTHDAY CLUB BURIED IN WARRENTON
This week marks the 7th anniver
sary of the opening of the Moore Co
unty Hospital. It also secs the pract
ical completion of the new wing of
the building near Pinehurst, an add
ition which will, when finished and
A movement was launched here
this week by the many friends and
admirers of the late Noel Laing -and
that encompasses all who knew him
to honor his memory by naming
the Midland Road race course of the
MISS DOROTHY MOOKK
MR. DURHAM AT CARTHAGE
The people of Aberdeen and Vass
were delighted this week at the news
from the North Carolina Conference
of the Methodist Episcopal Church,
South, that the Rev. L- M. Hall, pas
tor of the Page Memorial Church in
Aberdeen and of the Vass Methodist
Church, had been returned to them
for another term of sei"vice. Mr. Hall
has endeared himself not only to the | flowers. On the dining
people of his own churches but the ! ^ white centerpiece
entire populace since coming to Moore | p^as and lilies. Silver
county. He has taken an active part | t^e family for
In civic affairs, and is mainly re- used.
sponsible for the new public play- 1 „ . • r.f
^ K I- J I rpjjg receiving line was made up 01
ground for children in Aberdeen, a ,
Mr. and Mrs. Moore, Miss Mooie, her
project which his enthusiasm for and , ir
^ •’ fiance, Mr. Patterson, and Mrs. fc.
Miss Dorothy Moore to Wed
Bynum Patterson of Mississippi
Engasenient of Daughter o^ Mr.
and Mrs. George C. Moore An
nounced at Large Tea
One of the most brilliant events of
the season was the tea and cocktail
party given last Thursday by Mi-, and
Mrs. George C. Moore announcinlg the
engagement of their daughter. Doro
thy to Arthur Bynum Patterson of
Philadelphia, Miss., and Southern
The house was beautifully decorat-
interest in youth has successfully car
Carthage is also well pleased over
the reassignment of its Methodist
K. Copeland of Boston, Mass., grand-
irtother of the bride-elect. Mrs. Moore
wore a green and black gown. Miss
Moore was in burnt orange chiffon
preacher, the Rev E. C. Durham, to | and Mrs. Copeland wore black. Cor-
his church. The only other Methodist
church in the county is that at Hemp,
to which the Rev. W. I. Dawson has
been assigned, for which the people
of Hemp are gratefuul.
D. E. Earnhardt has been named
sages of orchids were worn l)y each.
At the tea table were Mrs. H. H.
Beckwith, Mrs. William Chase Mud-
gett and Mrs. Frank Shamburger. In
the living room Mrs. Clara Pushee
and Mrs. M. G. Nichols welcomed the
Funeral Services Held
For Miss Sarah Shaw
Funeral services were conducted
on Thursday morning in Old Be-
thesda Church for Miss Sarah
p;*esiding elder of the Fayetteville dis- j guests. Mrs. E. V. Perkinson and
trict, in which Moore county churches Mrs. George D. Elliott, Jr., of Fay-
are located etteville bid the guests good-bye. At
i the punch table were Mrs- W. R.
I Royall, Jr., Mrs. George Rose and
' Miss Mary Swett.
One hundred and fifty guests call
ed during the hours between four an 1
six-thirty. No date has as yet been
set for the wedding.
Miss Moore attended Salem College,
Shaw, sister of Mrs. Robert N. Page j winston-Salem, and was graduated
of Aberdeen, who died on Tuesday | t^e Garland Finishing School in
night at 6:00 o’clock at Mrs. Page's | Patterson Is
home where she had resided for sev- | connected with the firm of J. S. Wa-
eral years. The Rev. E. L. Barber | ^ of Boston.
officiated, assisted by the Rev. j
Angus McQueen. Interment follow- ^11 j tt
ed in Bethesda Cemetery. TaX Collector HuntiCy
Miss Page, who was 80 years of | Sued by Wife f.or $15,000
age, had been in ill health since suf-
fering a fall which resulted in a brok-1 Moore county’s tax collector, W. T.
en hip about three years ago. She la i Huntley of Aberdeen, is defendent in
With this issue ihe Pilot closes
its 16th year.
It was founded in Vass in 1920
by Stacy Brewer, and under his
management and the editorial sup
ervision of the late Bion H. Butler,
it prospered from the start and
steadily expanded in scope until it
became an influential county-wide
paper. The Pilot spent several en
joyable years in Aberdeen, moved
to Southern Pines upon the acquis
ition of the physical assets of the
old Sandhill Citizen.
IN COUNTY GREAT
SUCCESS TO DATE
Women Interested in Clinics,
Pleased at Results, Plan More
Leading women from various sec
tions of the county where maternity
clinics have been established met at
the home of Mrs. Wilbur H. Currie
in Carthage on Monday afternoon to
take a backward look at what has
been accomplished and to devise plans
for making the work more far-reach
Miss Margaret McQueen, maternity
and infant nurse for Moore county, :
gave a report of the work done since
the first clinic was set up In June.
While those most interested in the
] equipped, practically double the bed ! Sandhills Steeplechase & Racing As-
capacity of the institution. The value sociation “The Noel Laing Memorial
of the hospital to the community is ! Course,’’ Mr. Laing was mainly re
best exemplified by thf» need for this ' sponsible for the success of the or-
additional space in such a compar- ' ganization which has held two meet-
ativeiy short existence. , >ng over the course, and was secre-
Its birthday on Wednesday was the association at the time of
marked by the receipt of a check for death on November 18th in Wash-
$207.83 from the Pinehurst Birthday | *^Ston, D. C.
club, of which Miss Mary Ward is | is understood that the proposal
president. This organization is one of j " presented at the annual meet-
several throughout the county which i ^he association, to be held in
makes the hospital its principal char- | future.
ity. In addition to Hospital Auxiliaries j Laing, in the racing colors in
in several towns of the county, j he won glory and reknown,
there is a Southern Pines Birthday 1 resting place by
Club which makes regular contnbu- I beside whom he had ridden
tiona, and the Kiwanis Club and other ' hard-fought race o’er turf
civic organizations annually contri- | timber. His body rests in the
i bute generously toward the maintt- , Warrenton, Virginia,
i nance funri Amissville home of his par-
; The new' wing was made p.s..b,e '
; through the beneficence of large | ^raighill Brown of
inumbers of individual donors, the Performed the ).st
Ktice Friends Bearers
The pallbearers were all friends
of the hunt racing world, names well-
known in steeplechase circles; R®
dolph Duffy, Anderson Fowler, C
roll K. Bassett, James E. Ryan, Hei
$43,534 wa^ subscribed by orgamza- ry W. Frost, Jr., Robert Davis, Rob
tions and individuals. There is further ert Young, Richard Wallach, Joht
need, however, for additional funds 1 Skinner, Raymrnd G. Wolfe, William
for furnishings and equipment for! h. Street and William F. Almy. Manj
the new addition. of them have ridden beside Noel ii
The hospital is regularly rated the meetings of the Sandhills Steeple
“Class A’’ by the American College : chase and Racing Association here
of Surgeons which annually makes a and all have been friendly enemie
thorough inspection of me institu- of the racing game in meets els.
— ; Noel’s horses ran in the annua.
Ark SchfiK)! Children Montpelier races last Saturday, the
rr»l- 1 • • ^^ter his burial. The night be-
Observe Thanksgiving l fore he died in the Emergency Hos-
The children of The Ark School' Washington, stricken down
under the direction of Mrs. Millicent i " ^9th birthday.
A. Hayes, presented a delightful instruction to “Andy”
Thanksgiving program of songs stor
ies and poems and plays, at the school
The large room was decorated with
autumn leaves, and a large quantity
of colorful friuts which the children
brought to be sent to the Moore Coun
ty Hospital. The Nursery Group pre-
tration. The contract for the new |
wing was let at $69,163, of which !
amount $25,620 was received as a '
grant from VW.V funds. The ’aalancf. '
sentod a charming harvest song and
dance, the older pupils an original
play, “The Birth of Thanksgiving,”
which was taken from their studies
in American History. All cha.-acters
were taken from the orife.nal Pil
grim Fathers with the following cast:
Present Day Boy, David Drexel.
Governor Bradford, Nancy Lewis.
Elder Bradford. Winthrop Wilson.
John Alden, Helen Wicker.
Prs'cilla Alden, Jane Moore. .
Miles Standish, Patricia Lewis.
Patience Winslow, Peggy Ewing.
Fowler, who has been carrying cn in
the training of horses under Noel’s
charge, and insisted that the mounts
he had entered for the meeting at
Mrs. Randolph’s Scott’s estate, the
former James Madison home, face
the starter, regardless of his condi
tion. It was a sad assignment for
“Andy,” and a difficult position for
Mrs. Scctt, for whom Noel has long
trained timber and brush horses. But
they carried on in accordance with his
wishes. And his entries won a first,
a second and a third in the six races.
Many residents of the Sandhills at
tended the funeral rites at Warren
ton. Among them were Mr. and Mrs.
Jackson H. Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. James
Boyd, Ml-, and Mrs. Verner Z. Reed,
Jr., Mr. and Mrs. Almet Jenks, Mr.
and Mrs. Nelson C Hyde, Augustinf
Healy, David Carnahan, Mrs. Gract
Eustis, James Townsend, Pimest I.
survived by two sisters, Mrs. Robert
N. Page of Aberdeen and Miss Cor
nelia Shaw, librarian emeritus of
Davidson College, and one brother.
Judge T. J,. Sha,v of Greensboro. An
other brother. Dr, Angus R. Shaw of
Charlotte, died early last month.
Officers of the Bethesda Presbyter
ian Church in Aberdeen served as
the honorary bearers, with the fol
lowing active bearers: Frank Buchan,
Clyde Shaw, Frank Shamburger,
Henry A. Page, Jr., Robateau Wild
er and Lee Page.
a $15,000 damage suit instituted by
his wife, Della C. Huntley, who suf
fered a broken leg and. shoulder in
juries in an accident in her hus
band’s car near Monroe last March.
Though Mrs. Huntley was driving at
the time, her complaint alleges that
the wreck was caused by the defend
ant who. the papers in the case
state,’’ was carelessly, negligently ana
unlawfully grabbed the steering wheel
of the automobile which the plaintiff
was driving and jerked said car off
Squanto. Nancy Boyd.
Pilgrim Children, Ethel Lewis and | White and Richard Wallach. Seieral
clinics are not giving the work full j^^ry French. j “P from Camden, S. C., vhere
credit for this, they are very much, Among the parents and friends at- Carolina Cup and
gratified that so far as they are able , tending were Mrs. M. G. Nichols, Mrs.' important races during hia ca-
to learn no mother in the county has j Drexel. Mrs. James Boyd, Mrs. them Harry D. K*k-
died in childbirth since the clinics carleton Wicker, Mrs. Nelson C.
have have been in operation, whereas, | Hyde, Mrs. Edgar Ewiu^, Mrs. E. T.
the first half of the year, four Latting, Mrs. George Moore, Mrs.
mothers lost ther lives from tills or-1 william C. Mudgett, Mrs. H. H. Beck-
i with, Mrs. Alice B. Hunt, Mrs. George
The question of how to reach the
mothers and get them to the clinics '
was discu.ssed informally. i
Those in attendance at this meeting
included Mrs. James Boyd and Mrs.,
James Swett of Southern Pines, Mrs.
Maurice, Mrs. Charles Morris, Mrs.
Paul Dana, Mrs, Donald Sherrerd,
Mrs. Myron W Marr, Mrs. Clyde
Wilson, Dr. Vide McLeod, Mrs. Em
met French, Bynum Patterson, Miss
Dorothy Moore, Mrs. Copeland, Dan
Talbot Johnson and Mrs. Edwin Me-1 Boyd and Mrs. Gunning.
Keithen of Aberdeen, Mrs. Leonard I _- —
Tufts of Pinehurst, Mrs. W. O. Saun- | SHUTE WINS N.\T10NAL. P.O..\.
deis of Hemp. Mrs. J. M. Guthrie and Densmore Shute of Newton, Mass.,
over, formerly of Pinehurst.
KIWANIS HONORS MEMOR1'
Mrs. H. P. McPherson of Cameron,
Miss Grace Robinson and Miss Till
man of Samarcand, Mrs. Walter Mc-
Neille of Pinebluff, Mrs. Maurice and
daughter of Eagle Springs. Miss Mar
garet McQueen, Mrs. Alonzo Blue and
Mrs. Wilbur H. Currie of Carthage.
was the winner of the annual cham
pionship of the Professional Golfers
Association of America in last week’s
national tournament at Pinehurst.
Shute defeated Jimmy Thomson of
Shawnee-on-Delaware, Pa., in the fin
OP R. N. PAGE, BION Bl IX.EB
The Kiwanis Club of Aberdeen paid
tribute to two of Its deceased mem
bers, the late Robert N. Pagfe and
Bion H. Butler, at its Thanksgiving
Day meeting held Wednesday in the
home of Mrs. J. R. Page in Aber
deen. Acting upop the suggestion of
Frank Buchan, resolutions were a-
dopted commemorating the activities
in Kiwanis and civic affairs in the
communtly during the lifetime of
these two outstanding citizens.
Wednesday’s meeting was dedicated
to support of the Barium Springs
Orphanage, and all receipts turned
over to Mrs. J. R. Page, whose hos
pitality the members enjoyed.