North Carolina Newspapers

A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 18, NO. 14.
of the Sandhill TerritoryNorth Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina. Friday, March 4, 1938.
Southern Pines Board Hears Pro
and Con Arguments Before
The Board of Commissioner.g of
Southern Pines, after listening to
pro and con arguments in the mat
ter of securing, if possible, the $1,
500,000 U. S. Veterans Hospital for
this section, passed a resolution on
Wednesday night endorsing the in
stitution for the Sandhills “but not
in the immediate vicinity of South
ern Pines.” At the same time Mayor
D. G. Stutz announced the withdraw
al of the prooffer of the Swett "Sky
line” property, just north of town on
U. S. Highway No. 1, to the govern
A delegation representing resi
dents opposed to the erection of a
g:overnment hospital here Included
Jackson H. Boyd, Almet Jenks, Pres
ton T. Kelsey and W. O. Moss. They
presented evidence to show that such
institutions had proven detrimental
to the progress of towns in which
they had been located.
President Robert L. Hart of the
Southern Pines Chamber of Com
merce reported to his board of di
rectors Tuesday noon a vei-y encour
aging reception at Washington last
week when he and representativ'es
of three other counties called upon
Brig. Gen. Frank T. Hines, head of
the Veterans Administration, in the
interest of securing the hospital.
Group Sees Hines
The group, W'hich included J. Tal
bot Johnson, president of the Aber
deen Chamber of Commerce, and del
egates from Hoke, Richmond and
Scotland counties, were informed of
the government’s requirements in the
.•way of a site for the hospital, that
it must be near a sizeable town, on
or near a highway and close enough
to a railroad for a spur to be /un
into the property. They were in
formed that the institution would
probably mean the release of $1,000
a day in the community to which it
is awarded. They were promised that
a government engineer would come
here to investigate sites soon after
a list of available property was for
warded to Washington.
The Chamber directors passed a
Mrs. Wallace Irwin Scores Ickes
In Radio Broadcast at Durham
Asks Secretary To Name Those
Who Betrayed Us “For Pieces
of Silver and Opera Box”
A winter resident of Southe'n
Pines, wife of one of America’s well
known writers, is broadcasting every
Monday moining from Station WDNC
at Durham. I
Laeticia McDonald Irwin, wife of
the wi iter, Wallace Ii’win is on the air
for 15 minutes in a series of talks; cn
"News and Views from the Woman’s
Point of View,” and though sho has
broadcast but three Mondays to dato, |
she is already receiving “fan mail” .
of favorable comment. Unfort’innto-
ly, her talks cannot be heard here; !
the Durham station’s limit in this:
direction is about Pittsboro. But Mi3. j
Irwin is “schooling” on the aii at
the Durham station and has pros
pects for wider fields—or shoui.l we
say currents—later on.
In her broadcast last Monday the
wife of the author of the famed
Japanese Schoolboy stories and oth
er well-loved fiction, had something
to tell her listeners about the recent'
radio talk made by Secretary of the I
Interior Harold L. Ickes. After re-1
counting the dangers of gossip in
general, Mrs. Irwin said;
"Today there is gossip of this
same kind. It is dangerous gossip
because it is in high places and ad
dressed, in one instance at least, to
the world at large.
“Private Citizen?”
"Last week on Washington’s Bir
thday all our networks carried
praises of the brave and wise and
noble gentleman who helped more
than any one man to create our na
tion. The network of the British
Broadcasting Company carried some
thing quite different in a speech
Announcement Due
North Carolina Senators, Lam-'
beth, Farley, McCloskey and |
Fort Bragjf Band Invited |
U nprecedente: ^ '>mand
For Parking Ices For
Steeplechase Races Here
“Tails Win!”
Pinehurst and Southern Pines
Flip Coin For Coverage of Riices
Record Crowd in Sandhills Fore
seen for Bijf Event on Mid
land Road Course March 19
A shiny new quarter clanked to
the sidewalk in front of the Carolina
e. It came tails ending a con-
Thursday, March 31st has bco:i set
j definitely as the date for the for-
I nial dedication of the new Suulhern
! Pines Postoffice, and plans fcn’ the ] Thcatr
j.eremonies are now in full Tving. j
I United States Senators Josiah W. |
La.ley and Robert R. Reynolds, Con- Scandinavian, baffled fur
gressman Walter Lambeth, Postmas- j
Icr General James A Farley, other
Finds Sentiment For Candidacy
Favorable on Trek Through
the District
George R. Ross of Jackson Springs
is expected to announce for the Dem
ocratic nomination for Congress
within the next week. Mr. Ross was
in Southern Pines on Tuesday, on the
last leg of a turn around the 8tn
Congressional district to sound out
sentiment. Aa a result of his •onver-
from our national capital. From there sations in most of the 12 counties
the Honorable Hfrold L. Ickes
addresses the English speaking peo
ples of the world. His speech was not
broadcast in our country. We might
not have known what he said but for
the short wave intended for foreign
reception and the fact that the news
papers reported it.
"I am going to read a portion of
(the .speech) to you.
“ ‘May I say at the outset that
I speak as a private citizen.’
Right there, Mr. Ickes, as a pri
vate citizen, I challenge you. I sub
mit that while you are an officer
in the Cabinet of the President of
resolution opposing the boosting of 1 the United States you cannot speak
prices on property in the hope of sell
ing it to the government, maintain
ing that this would militate against
the award.
Property owners in this vicinity
v^’ere asked to submit tracts, which
must contain from 50 to 100 acres,
to Frank Buchan or Mr. Hart at
once, as the list is to be forwarded
to Washington this week.
At the meeting President Hart ap
pointed the following Finance com
mittee: Ralph Chandler, chairman;
H. J. Betterley and Howard Bums.
Exciting* Gymkhana
Promised for Today
Piff Sticking Contest to Feature
Full Program at Southern
Pines Ring
What is expected to be the big
gest and most exciting gymkhana of
the season in Southern Pines is
slated for the Horse Show ring,
starting at 3:00 o’clock this after
noon. A pig sticking contest, with a
prominent local horseman playing
the part of the pig, is the feature
event on the card. These contests
'used to be a lot of fun in the |)ld
^ays at the Pinehurst track.
Then there’ll be a class In Junior
horsemanship, a class for green hun-
ters over the outside course (for
horses that have not won a first or
second ribbon in any recognized show,
to be judged for way of going and
type), an open jumping event, a sack
race that always proves amusing, and
a class in bareback jumping, which
is a thriller.
(Please tnrn to page seven)
Johnson Urg“es Supreme
liegislative Body in U. S.
which comprise the district he told
The Pilot he expected to formally en
ter the race.
Ross’ announcement will put four
avowed candidates in the field for
the post now held by Walter Lam
beth, and which Mr. Lambeth is re
linquishing at the end of the 75th
Congress. Those who have already
formally announced are Mayor Gor
don B. Rowland of Raeford, Roland
Beasley of Monroe and C. B. Deane
of Rockingham. There is also said to
be a strong likelihood of an early an
nouncement from J. C. Pittman of
^The 8th Congressional District of
North Carolina comprises Anson,
Davidson, Davie, Hoke, Lee, Mont
gomery. Moore, Richmond, Scotland,
Union, Wilkes and Yadkin counties.
How many of these will have favor-
Advocates Constitutional i 'te son candidates to offer before the
Amendment in Talk Before
Kiwanis Club
The main six-inch line of the Sou-
"them Pines water supply blew out
near the Mid-Pines Club on Tuesday,
and employes spentall day Wednes-
•day repairing it.
An amendment to the United
States Constitution conferring upon
Congress a jurisdiction as wide as the
business of the United States; the
power to enact legislation as freely j
as has any State now, was advocat- i
ed in a speech before the Sandhills |
Kiwanis Club Wednesday noon by
Homer H. Johnson, Cleveland, Ohio |
attorney and former president of the
White Motor Company.
Mr. Johnson would relieve the Su
preme Court of power to declare
legislation unconstitutional, vesting
with a supreme legislative body final
and absolute power over all federal
and state affiiirs. He stated we can
not remedy the complex and compli
cated interrelationships of today, nat
ional and international in scope, with
forty-nine separate legislative bodies.
There must be one supreme body, leg
islative rather than judicial. How it
can be brought about he did not
know, but, he said, “we’ve got to
come to it, and come to it soon.”
Wednesday’s meeting was held in
the Southern Pines Baptist Church
and, in addition to Mr. Johnson’s
speech, was featured by the election
of four new members of the club,
bringing the total membership to 50,
a goal established by the club on Jan
uary 1st. The new members are Roy
A. Grinnell of the Southern Pines
Country Club, Voight A. Taylor, pas
tor of the Church of Wide Fellow-
elUp,'‘ 1^.' L. Hodgkina, cashier of the
Citizens Bank & frust Company,
Southern Pines, and Howard Butler,
mining engineer, of Southern Pines.
lists close no one can say. To date
Hoke, Richmond and Union are in,
with Moore’s George Ross and Lee’s
Pittman about ready to announce. It
bids fair to be quite a race.
Accuse One Another
Caron and Svendsen Each Call
Other Actual Murderer
of Carraway
Jean Baptiste Caron, arrested in
Waterloo, Canada shortly after his
arrival by freight train from Halifax,
Nova Scotia,' was brought back to
Moore county last Saturday night by
Sheriff C. J. McDonald and Deputy
Sheriff Herman H. Grimm and plac
ed in the Moore county jail to await
trial on charges of robbery and mur
der of J. B. Carroway operator of
the Connecticut tourist camp, last
August 6.
Caron, officers said, admitted
slugging Carroway on the head with
a sandbag but laid the actual stab
bing to Robert Svendsen ,19-year-
old youth who has been in jail here
for several weeks. Svendsen had ad
mitted participation in the crime,
but claimed that he was forced to
do 80 by Caron, known to him aa
Griffith, and that the latter was the
Caron and Svendsen have express
ed no desire to see each other since
Caron’s return here. Officer Grimm
stated. Caron is suffering from a
cold which makes it difficult for him
to talk or hear and he has not been
questioned much since his return.
officials of the Poatoffice Depart
ment, and Brigadier General Manus
J. McCloskey are being invited here
for the occasion.
I’ostmaster Frank Buchan yester
day wrote Senator Reynolds asking
him to get the War Department’s
permission for the Fort Bragg Band
to be here on Dedication Day.
At a meeting of the Board of
Commissioners of Southern Pines
Wednesday night an appropriation
was voted to cover the expenses of
the celebration of the completion of
the new federal building.
Dr. George G. Herr j>nd Charles
W. Picquet are heading the pro
gram committee for the dedication.
The building is expected to be en
tirely completed and furnished by
the 31st, though it will probably not
be turned over to the government
by the contractors until after that
Walter Halliwell in
Hot Water in New York
Wife Fights Attempt To Break
Trust Fund and He’s Sued
For Alienation
Little did those fine men and true
opine what lay before them when in
1934 they decided to build the new
racing course of the newly ’organized
Sandhills Steeplechase & Racing As
sociation midway between those
thriving resort towns of Pinehurst
and Southern Pines. They did it for
peace, and they started w'ar. War
of the press bureaus— for what thriv
ing resort town in these days even
attempts to thrive without a press
bureau I
For four long years publicity and
news of the big steeplechase races of
the Sandhills has been going forth
to the world almost in duplicate.
Pinehurst would not recognize the
right of Southern Pines to “cover”
(Please turn to page eight)
Walter S. Halliwell, former resi
dent of Southern Pines, is in hot wa
ter in New York. His wife, Mrs.
Lillian J. Halliwell, is asking the
Supreme Court to prevent his revok
ing a trust fund established in 1922,
and Sidney A. Williams, husband of
a former show girl, is suing him for
$250,000 for alienation of affections.
Mrs. Halliwell claims that her es
tranged husband's attempt to take
some $90,000 out of his $800,000 trust
tund is a scheme to defraud her.
County Attorney Announces In
Opposition to Leland McKeith-
and Ed Burns
It’s a three-cornered race for
County Solicitor. The post to be va
cated by M. G. Boyette, who’s out
for the Democratic nomination for
State Senator, is in great demand.
Attorney Leland McKeithen of
Pinehurst announced some time ago.
That was followed by an announce
ment from Edward J. Burns, Car
thage attorney. Now comes another
Carthage attorney into the field, S.
R. Hoyle.
jThe entrance of Mr. Hoyle in this
claiming he promised not to revoke campaign will greatly enliven inter-
the trust when it was established.
She claims that he abandoned her
est. He is a member of the Board of
Town Commissioners at Carthage,
in 1933 and has refu.sed to live with and has been county attorney fov
her since, that he has made a new | several years. Outside of his profes-
will disinheriting her, and that he j sion. Mr. Hoyle has taken an active
is now residing in Westchester coun- i part in civic and religious affairs,
ty “with a woman other than his I He is active in the Carthage Meth-
wife, and has been living with sail
party for some time hereto.”
Mr. Halliwell, former owner of
the present Noti’e Dame Acacemy
property on Youngs Road, is the son
of the late Charles E. Halliwell, one
of the founders of the American To
bacco Company. The Halliwells left
here about five years ago.
That Roman Carnival
At Civic Club Today
There’ll Be Something Doing
From 2:00 to 9:00 and What
Food! Yum-Yum!
That “Roman Carnival” is on to
day, Friday, at the CJivic Club, Sou
thern Pines. The hours are from 2:00
to 9:00, and there’ll be aftcrnon
tea, with sandwiches, cakes and cin
namon toast “a la Grover.”
And there’ll be meats and delica
tessen from Dorn’s and fruits and
vegetables from the A. & P. and
popcorn and candy from Mr. Knowles
and flowers and pottery and art
goods and candies from the Gifford-
Fowler Shop.
Everybody serving and selling will
be in Italian costume. Decorations
aplenty. And Montesanti spaghetti
from 5:30 to 7:00, and Harry Lew
is’ Sandhills baked hams, and sal
ads, desserts, coffee. No admittance
fee and a free exhibition of dolls from
all over the world. And acts I Yes,
surprising performances by th? best
talent, and continuous.
See you at the Civic Club.
odist Church, master of the Carth
age lodge, A. F. & A. M., a member
of the Royal Arch chapter, A. F. & 1
A. M., a charter member of the Car-1
thage Business League, member of j
the Carthage Junior Order, and of
the Joseph G. Henson post, Ameri
can Legion.
He is a former member of the
State House of Representatives from
Lee county, having been elected from
that county before moving to Moore.
The only known contests for county
positions to date are for Solicitor and
Recorder. Hugh P. Kelly of Carth
age announced last week in opposi
tion to J. Vance Rowe of Aberdeen.
(Please turn to page four)
Dr. Brewer Eddy will speak Sun
day evening at 8:00 o’clock in the
Church of Wide Fellowship, at a un
ion sei'Vice of this church and the
Baptist Church, on the subject:
“China’s Problem and Ours.” Dr.
Eddy, secretary of the American
Board of Foreign Missions, is a man
of broad vision and wide experience
He has been close to the he^ds of
foreign governments, and has preach
ed from the great pulpits of thin
country. At intervals he has spent
much time in China, with extensive
travel and study of men and condi
tions he was there for the greater
part of last winter. He is particu
larly well prepared, therefore, to
present a fresh view of a subject
now in the public mind.
An unprecedented early demand for
reserved parking spaces gives prom
ise of the largest crowd ever to gath
er for a sports event in the S:,nd-
hills section on Saturday, M;;rch
19th when many of the country’s
leading hunt race horses face tho
starter in the F'ourth Annual Race
Meeting on the Sandhills Steeple
chase and Racing Association.
Entries close for the five races on
the card on Wednesday next, March
9th, and Racing Secretary Richard
Wallach, Jr. looks for big fields in
all of the events, especially the $1,-
000 Yadkin Steeplechase of two and
one-half mUes over brush. Horses
from Aiken and Camden, S. C., from
Virginia points and from Pinehurst
and Southern Pines have already been
entered for this event which carries
with it a trophy for the winning own*
er as well as the top purse of itha
New Challenge Cup
Escape III, Richard K. Melon’s
bay gelding which won the Sandhills
Cup in the feature race here last year
is expected to attempt to repeat in
the three-mile timber event a new
challenge cup, to be won three times
for permanent possession, goes into
competition in this race this year,
and in addition a trophy has been
presented in memory of the late Noel
Laing for the winning rider. The
purse is $300 in this race, as in all
others on the card except the Yad
kin. The counti-y’a leading timber
horses, pointed toward the Maryland
Cup later in the season, are expected
to appear at the starting line.
Also on the day’s card are The
Croatan Steeplechase, two miles over
brush for maidens and winners of
one race; The Catawba, one and one-
half miles over hurdles, and The
Midland, one and one-quarter miles
on the flat.
Officials Announced
Officials for the meeting on the
Barber Estate course, midway be
tween Pmehurst and Southern Pines,
w'ere announced yesterday as fol
lows :
StewarcJs—Algernon S. Craven,
representing the Hunts Committee
of the National Steeplechase and
Hunt Association; F. W'allis Arm
strong, S. A. W. Baltazzi and Harry
D. Kirkover.
Judges—Jackson H. Boyd James
Boyd C. W'. Middleton and Ernest I.
Starter—James Mahoney.
Paddock Judges—Howard C. Fair,
William A. Laing and W. (). Moss.
Patrol Judges—A. C. Alexander, R.
Watson Pomeroy, Will J. Stratton
and Robert B. Young.
Clerk of Scales, Jack Cooper.
Assistant Clerk of Scales, W. V.
Timer—P. S. P. Randolph.
The course is reported in perfect
condition for the races. New hurdles
and brush fences were completed dur
ing the past week, as well as a new
clubhouse for the jockeys.
Hunter Trials
Hunter trials will be held here the
day before the races, on a pictures
que course at The Paddock. Four
classes are on the program one for
working hunters, an open class for
lightweignt hunters, one for mldrldle
and heavyweoights, and one for hunt
teams. These are being held under
the auspices of the Sandhills Invita
tion Hunter Trials Committee.
As a result of an automobile ac
cident which occurred in Pinel luff
on December 8 in which Mrs. T^eta
M. Dow lost her life, P. T. Gelk son
of the State of Maine has started
suit against Miss Nina P. M-Dinald
of Pinebluff, driver of the automo
bile which entered the highway from
a cross street and collided with the
Gellerson car. Mr. Gellerson is ask
ing for $5,000 for perscmal injury
and 1700 for danoigea to his car.

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