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A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL, 18, NO. 13.
of the Sandhill Terri ^'^rth Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina. F'riday, February 25, 1938.
Rockingham Attorney An
nounces for Democratic Nom
ination for Lambeth Seat
Hat in Rin^
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
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
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.
Civic Club To Be Transformed
Into Street in Rome on
Carnival Day
Charles Phillips Ties For First
In State Physics Competition
Events Planned for Light and
Heavyweight Hunters and
Hunt Teams
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
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
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,-
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
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
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
It. L. Hart and Talbot Johnson
on Committee Calling on
Brig. Gen. Hines
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.
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
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
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
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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
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
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.
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
Pinehurst Department Store, Inc.
was awarded a cons>'nt judgment
against EHizabeth Hanna Davidson
and Richard P. Davidson In the sum
of »517.90.

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