MOORE COUNTY’S LEADING •NEWS-WEEKLY "TUTTD J. JriJC/ A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding VOL, 18, NO. 13. ^ >»JAHTHAaE &AOI.K SPRINGS VASS LAKEVIEW a A OK SOM SPmHOS SOOTHBBN ptncs HI.ICHTS PINCBUIFP PILOT FIRST IN NEWS, CIRCULATION & ADVERTISING of the Sandhill Terri ^'^rth Carolina Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina. F'riday, February 25, 1938. FIVE CENTS DEANE, RICHMOND COUNTY LEADER, IN CONGRESS RACE Rockingham Attorney An nounces for Democratic Nom ination for Lambeth Seat Hat in Rin^ CIVIC, RELIGIOUS LEADER C. B. Deane, proiijliient Rocking ham attorney, Baptist lay leader and chairman of the Richmond County Democratic Executive Committee, has made formtil announcement of hi3 candidacy for Congress in the Eighth Congressional District, to succeed Walter Lambeth, who announced on February 7, that he would not be a candidate for reelection. The Deane announcement cania as an aftermath of a large mass meet ing of Democrats, composed cf lead ing business and professional men, farmers, laborers and young Demo crats, held in Rockingham during the past week. This group went on rec ord endorsing and pledging him the undivided support of Richmond coun ty. Mr. Deane was bom in Ansonvillc Township, Anson county, the son of John L. Deane and Florence (Boy ette) Deane. His family moved to Pee Dee Mill Village in Richmond county when he was a small boy. His first education was received in the Pee Dee Academy, and in 1918 he entered Trinity Park School, Durham, and graduated in 1929. He then en tered Wake Forest College, working his way through, and finished the Law School in May 1923. Returning to his old home he went to work with I the Farmers Bank & Trust Com pany, Rockingham. In 1926 he entei'- ed Richmond county politics as a no vice and yms elected Register of Deeds. He served for eight years, voluntarily retiring in 1934 to en ter the practice of law. All through the years he has ac tively participated in the civic and religious life of his community and the entire Pee Dee and Sandliills sec tions of the state. He is a charter member of the Rockingham Civitan Culb and Lieu tenant Governor of the Carolinas’ As sociation of Civitan Clubs. In 1930 and also in 1937 he was awarded the Rockingham Civitan Citizenship Cup for conspicuous civic endeav ors. Prominent Baptist His prominence as a Baptist lay man has brought to him high rec ognition in North Carolina. He has been Recording Secretary of the Baptist State Convention since 1934. In 1936 he was elected a member of the Board of Trustees of Wake Forest College and continues in this capacity at the present time. Mr. Deane was elected chairman of the Richmond County Democrat ic Executive Committee in 1934, and under his guidance and direction in creasingly larger Democratic major ities have resulted. During the last four years he has given unselfishly oj[ his time to the work of the party in the district and is conversant with the district’s needs and problems. He will enter the campaign as one acquainted with hardships and is appreciative of the competitive system. He aspires to this high office realizing full well some of the responsibilities that face the people at this critical period. Mr. Deane married Miss Agnes Cree, of Rockingham, on October 15, 1927, and they have three children. C. B. DEANE ITALY COMES TO SOUTHERN PINES ON FRIDAY NEXT Civic Club To Be Transformed Into Street in Rome on Carnival Day HUNTER TRIALS TO BE HELD HERE ON DAY BEFORE RACES Charles Phillips Ties For First In State Physics Competition Events Planned for Light and Heavyweight Hunters and Hunt Teams LIFTA da MORTGAGIO MRS. GILBERT S. VALE TO W'ED FREDlBRICK H. BURKE Announcement was made yesterday at the home of Mr. and Mrs. Harry M. Vale of Southern Pines of the en gagement of Mrs. Gilbert S. Vale of Warrenton, Virginia, to Frederick H. Burke of New York and Southern Pines. Mrs. Vale is the former Miss Jacqueline Pushee of Boston, Massa chusetts. Mr., Burke is the son of the late Charles C. Burke and Mrs. Burke of Plainfield, New Jersey. He resides in New York at 47 East 61st street and makes his winter residence in South ern Pines. The wedding will take place in the early Spring, after which they will make their home in Southern Pines. The Civic Club of Southern Pines is to be transformed into a street in Rome, next week on Friday, and as it will be a Carnival Day, the street will Le very gay with flags and bunting, and singing and merry making, so you must put on your best and join in the fiesta. The peo ple will commence to come onto the street about 2:00 o’clock, and from then on until .about 9:00 there will be continuous entertainment. The pro gram in detail will be announced next week, but a slight description of this partia via Roma follows. Tables for tea and dinner will be outside of the shop doors, so that all may watch the fun going on in the street, and most wise housekeepers will take this occasion to do their daily marketing too, while the fun is on and the shop-keepers need a customer. You may purchase the freshest of fruits and vegetables im ported from North Carolina, by an American A. and P. merchant, and choice American meats and delica tessen in a little shop at the corner from a famous American Distributor, Dorn. Flowers will be sold by Sig nora Gifford; the future foretold by cards or tea leaves; fresh orange juice at all times; tea, sandwiches and cakes and candies from 3:00 to 5:00 served by the most beautiful of Roman maidens, and a real spaghet ti supper served from 5:30 to 7:00, supervised by a well known Italian lady. Signora Montesanti This sup per will include salads, spumoni, and probably American pie and coffee. A special feature will be the cut ting of silhouettes by a professional artist in one of the shops, and ap pointments may be made for this feature by calling Mrs. McCord. This shop will be opened from 9:30 on, all day, and has proved a rage all over America. Aside from the street parades, the big attraction will be an exhibition of dolls from all over the world, col lected by Madame Wicker of South ern Pines, and shown without cost at the CamivaJ. Everybody will be on hand but Mussolini. Every penny dropped during the afternoon will apply on the mortgage of the Civic Club, which by the payment of ?300. this fall has been reduced to $3,- 000. SEVEN EVENTS ON PROGRAM FOB TODAY’S GYMKHANA Seven events are listed on the pro gram for this afternoon’s Gymkhana at the Southern Pines Horse Show Ring, including a continuation of the series of broom polo games between teams representing Pinehurst and Southern Pines. Other events will be a Jxmlor Horsemanship class, a Doughnut race, Scarf Jumping, a Sack race. Hunt teams over the out side course, and Open Ji^ping in the ring. The show starts at 3:00 o’clock. OVER THE PADDOCK JUMPS Hunter Trials to precede the an nual race meeting of the Sandhills Steeplechase and Racing Association were decided upon last week at a meeting held at The Paddock in Southern Pines and attended by Ern est I. White, B. A. Tompkins, Fred erick H. Burke, William E. Baker. Almet Jenks, Will J. Stratton and Nelson C. Hyde. The trials are to be run over The Paddock course starting at 2:30 o’clock on Friday afternoon, March 18th, the day be fore the steeplechase meeting at the Midland Road course. The program calls for three events over a course of some dozen varied fences; one event for lightweight hunters, one for heavyweigths and one for hunt teams. Riders hunting regularly with recognized packs are eligible to compete and there will be trophies for all event.?. The course is approximately one mi’.e in length, over fences typical of the hunting countiy here and in Aiken and Cam den. F. Wallis Armstrong of Aiken, Harry D. Kirkover of Camden will judge the trials. F. H. Burke Chairman Mr. Burke was chosen chairman of the committee in charge of the event, with Nelson Hyde as secretary ana treasurer, W. E. Baker, chairman of the Trophy committee and Almet Jenks, chairman of the committee to lay out the course. Entries are expected from Aiken, Camden, Charlotte, Greensboro, Ral eigh, Tryon and other places for the trials, and a fine day of sport is an ticipated. Many of those coming for the fourth annual race meeting of the Sandhills Steeplechase and Rac ing Association are expected to ride in the Hunter Trials, making a two- day affair which should attract large numbers of horse enthusiasts from both North and South Carolina. Hug*h Kelly Announces For County Recorder Carthage Man Sets Forth Qualifications in Statement in The Pilot Hugh P. Kelly of Carthage official ly announced his candidacy this week for the Democratic nomination for Judge of the Recorder’s Court, a post held for the past four years by J. Vance Rowe of Aberdeen, who will stand for re-election. Mr. Kelly is a native son of Moore county, and was at one time owner and editor of The Moore County News. For the past couple of years he has been the courthouse justice of the peace, having been named to succeed the late N. J. Muse. In a statement submitting his candidacy, Mr. Kelly says: “In offering for this important po sition within the gift of the county’s voters, I wish to state, at the out set that, while not a lawyer, I feel that I am amply qualified to act in the capacity of Recorder. My exper ience as a justice of the peace, and my study of law necessarily entailed, equips me, I believe, to fill this place with the ability and the judicial acumen which it deserves. “Contrary to the idea held by some, there is no necessity that the presid ing jurist of a Recorder’s court be a lawyer. Rather, there are many who maintain that the ends of jus tice are often better served when the case is otherwise. Our neighboring county of Richmond has a layman who serves in this capacity with much credit. “After all, the Recorder is simply a higher committing magistrate, and my experience in this field should stand me in good stead. If success ful in gaining the place to which I aspire, it is my intention to conduct out county court upon the same high plane it has enjoyed under the two previous Recorders.” Southern Pines School Places Students Among Winners in Difficult Test Charles Phillips, of the Southern Pines High School, tied for first place in the first annual physics contest at the local school from Chapel Hill this week. The contest was conduct ed by the University of North Car olina. Southern Pines scored other notable honors in the same contest. Phillips’ paper tied with Paul Barrin ger, Jr., of Sanford for first place. Phillips answered 34 of the 40 ques tions correctly, and this had to be done within one hour. The Needham B. Broughton High School of Ral eigh, with David Dodge’s paper, won first honorable mention. Tied for second honorable mention were the papers of James Benjamin Ritchie of the Southern Pnies School, | Eddie Minge of Rocky Mount, and | Louis Warlick of Durham. There was | a five-way tie for third honorable' mention, with Sara Jane Barnum and Robert W. Kolb of the local school capturing two of these places. One hundred and sixteen students in 12 high schools participated in the contest which took place cn Febru ary 11th. It was open to sophomoro, junior and senior classes, and the questions were based on mechanics and heat. The examinations v/ere graded by the faculty of the Uri- versity at Chapel Hill. Wins Congratulations Winner Phillips on Tuesday receiv ed the following letter from '.he pro fessor in charge of the contest’ “I take this opportunity to offer my personal congratulations to you on your excellent showing in the State high school physics contest. Considering the nature of the exam ination we feel that you have a right to be proud of the fine showing you have made. Your examination indi cates to us that you have had excel lent instruction, or that you have more than average ability to grasp a subject like physics, or perhaps both. “If you are in Chapel Hill at any time, please visit our department and look me up, as I should like very much to meet you personally. Beasley in Race Editor of Monroe Journal An nounces For Democratic Nomination For Congress Roland F. Beasley, of Monroe, editor of the Monroe Journal and Beasley’s Weekly, has announced his candidacy for the Eighth Dis trict seat in Congress to be relin quished at the end of the present term by Representative Walter Lambeth. Editor Beasley, an uncle of Edi tor John Beasley of the Moore County News, Carthage, has long been identified with the political life of the state. Since the days when he campaigned with Govern or Charles B. Aycock in behalf of public education, he has served on many commissions and has served three terms in the General As sembly. 4-COUNTY GROUP AT WASHINGTON TO ASK FORJOSPITAL It. L. Hart and Talbot Johnson on Committee Calling on Brig. Gen. Hines CITE ADVANTAGES HERE PLAN OBSERVANCE OF “BETTER HOMES WEEK" IN COUNTY Program Outlined to Concen trate Public Attention on Home and Citizenship Mayor and Board Give Dinner to Fire Fighters Volunteers Entertained at Ed’s Cafe.—Ask Public to Give Right of Way to Trucks Last Thursday evening the Mayor and Town Commissioners gave a din- ner at Ed’s Cafe for members of the Southern Pines Fire Department. Robert L. Ha\c acted as chairman and made a brief talk .stating that Southern Pines was fortunate in having one of the best volunteer fire departments in North Carolina and the Mayor and Commissioners were glad to cooperate with the depart ment *in every way possible. The meeting was opened by Chief L. V. O’Callaghan, who spoke briefly of the close relation between the Town Board and the department. Others speaking were Commissioners Patch and Betterley and Fireman L. S. Rowell. A. L. Adams and Stanley Dunn. The latter stressed the impor tance of the public giving the fire men the right-of-way m going to and from fires, pointing out the danger of the loss of life as well £is dam age to property due to automobiles gettmg in the way of fire trucks and fireman who have sirens on their cars. It was also requested that the public cooperate in not running au tomobiles over hose lines from which there is grave danger of causing a break in the line. The meeting was concluded with the request that the dinner be made an annual affair. J. H. PAGET WILL LE.AVES $20,000 ESTATE TO WIFE For the first time in some years Moore county will take part this year in the observance of “Better Homes Week,” to be celebrated April 24 to 30. Miss Flora McDonald, coun ty home agent, has been appointed chairman of a committee on ar rangements. Better Homes in American is a national non-profit organization de voted to the development of a bet ter appreciation of home and family life. Its purpose is to coordinate the work of various agencies and to create a real psychology for better homes and better citizenship. The purposes of the organization are set forth as follows: 1. Provide citizens with informa tion on the best standards of home building, home furnishings and equip ment. 2. Encourage family to study their housing needs and to plan, build, and furnish their houses in accordance with these needs. 3. Disseminate information on home ownership, saving for home ownership, methods of financing, and to acquaint families with the bene fits to be derived from owing homes of their own. 4. Promote and encourage the building of single-family houses. 5. Acquaint families with the best (Please turn to page four) Republicans To Elect Convention Delegates Meet Next Week To Choose Rep resentatives to State and Congress Sessioivi i Republicans of the count;, will fore-' gather next Friday, at 8:00 P. M. in' the Courthouse at Carthage for the purpose of electing delegates to the State convention to be held in Charlotte on March 16th, and the Congressional convention to be held in Lexington on March 15th. The Moore county Republican par ty is expected to have considerable so-so at these conventions, due to the fact that in the last election it polled over 2,500 votes in the county “in spite of,” as one leader said this week, “adverse conditions, relief, WPA and other forms of purchasing votes.” Robert L. Hart, president of tlie Southern Pines Chamber of Com merce; J. Talbot Johnson, president of the Aberdeen Chamber of Com merce, and others ofthe Four-Coun ty Steering committee are spending today in Washington in the inter est of bringing the $1,500,000 U, S. Veterans Hospital to the Sandhills section. All four cooperating coun ties, Moore, Hoke, Richmond and Scotland, are represented on the com mittee which left last night for the capital. The Sandhills group will wait on Brigadier General Frank T. Hines, Administrator of Veterans Affairs, at his office in the Arlington Building this morning and lay before him the advantages this section has to offer the government for North Carolina’s only veterans’ general hospital. They will stress the central location, the advantages of climate, the accessibil ity by good roads and railroads from all sections of the state, and other features. Mr. Hart is acting as chair* man of the delegation. New Maps Expected To Boost Tourist Business U. S. Highway 15 Proves Slo gan that Straight Line Is ShtM'test Distance Since a recent meeting of repre sentatives of towns along U. S. High way No. 15, strip maps have been put in circulation showing the ad vantages of this route from the north to Florida. These maps carry the slogan: “A straight line is the shortest distance between two poins,” and the route’s outline reveals how straight a course it is from Central New York state to JacksonvUle, Florida over No. 15. With Aberdeen, Pinehurst and Southern Pines shown on tlie map, which is being given wide circula tion, tourist business in the Sandhills is expected to increase. In addition to the boost given the section by the Route 15 interests, the decision handed down last week in Raleigh against an alternate U. S. No. 1 route through the capital city should also help, Raleigh busi ness interests, with the aid of Fay etteville, attempted to have the State Highway Commission set up optional routes hrough Raleigh following the recent change to Hillsboro street, but the commission has refused their request. Only signs pointing lo th.' business section will be permitted in the city. The Hillsboro street route carries the traveler straight through two, eliminating the chance of his becoming confused and continuing south on some other highway. Leach Family Wins $13,495 Court Verdict The will of the late Joseph Harold Paget of Plnebluff has been filed for probate In the office of the Clerk of the Court of Moore county. With the exception of a $2,000 bequest to his sister, Frances Rebecca Paget, the estate valued at $20,000 was left to his wife, Margaret Nelson Little Paget, whom he named executrix. MANY FROM SANDHILLS AT C/VMDEN STEi^PLECHASES A large crowd from Pinehurst and Southern Pines witnessed the Wash- ingti* Birthday steeplechase races at Camden, S. C., last TueaJay and saw many of the horses in action that will be (een on tlie Sandhills course in the fourth annual meeting here March 19th. Rufus Beck Ordered to Pay $50 Monthly Alimony; Pinehurst Store Gets judgment In a case heard in Superior Coiiit at Carthage entitled Mrs. Ral’ h Leach et als against J. R. Page et als, the jury held tnat the p'antiffs were entitled to recover of the de fendants Wachovia Bank & Trust Company, executor of the estate of Frank Page, deceased, and Page & Company the sum of $13,495, with interest from December, 1032. Judg ment of non-suit was enlered as to all other defendants. Rufus Beck, formerly of Aberdcpn and former State Highway Patrol man, was ordered to pay alimony of $50 per month to the defendant Edna Hurley Beck, and also $100 counsel fees. Pinehurst Department Store, Inc. was awarded a cons>'nt judgment against EHizabeth Hanna Davidson and Richard P. Davidson In the sum of »517.90.