THE PILOT, Southern I*ines and Aberdeen, North Carolina
Friday, March 4, 1938.
Published each Friday by
THE I'lLOT, Inoorporafod,
Southern 1*1 nes, N. C.
NKIXON t’. IIVOK
JKAN C. KDSON
DAN 8. RAY
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H. L. Kpps, Associates
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Six Months $1.00
Three Months .50
Entered at the Postoffice at South
ern Pines, N. C., as second class mail
NOW FOR OUR
March came in like a Iamb on
Tuesday, with a warm sun and
a cloudless sky.
March introduces the Sand
hills busiest season of the year.
There is little in the way of
sport that we do not offer from
now through the latter part of
There’ll be major golf tour
naments for both men and wo
men, amateurs and pros, at
both Pinehurst and Southern
Pines. There’ll be the annual
steeplechase races on the Mid
land Road course, preceded the
day before by hunter trials.
There’ll be the annual Pinehurst
Horse Show, the annual North
& South tennis tournament.
All this in addition to the
regular run of excitement, the
trotting at the Pinehurst race
track, the gymkhanas, the fox
and drag hunts, activities at the
Gun club, possibly a dog show.
If this weather holds we’re
going to wind the season up in
a blaze of glory.
has finished every fiscal year
since July, 1932, with an in
creasingly large credit balance
of surplus, despite steadily en
larged budgets for various state
All this has been achieved,
the governor emphasies, it! face
of the fact that the state main
tains all public schools for a
term of eight months annually
calling for a yearly appropria
tion of some $25,000,000—and
has since 1931 been responsible
for the maintenance and im
provement of one of the na
tion’s finest systems of public
Governor Hoey goes on to
discuss the consolidated schools
of North Carolina, and the
state’s agriculture, industry,
natural resources, and tourist
“With it all,” he concluded,
“I covet a continuation of the
North Carolina spirit.”
The Week in Carthage
Mrs. Charles T. Grier entertained
her contract club and additional
guests at her home Friday afternoon.
Bridge was played in the living room
which W35 filled with spring flowers,
and Mrs. U. L. Spence won high
score prize for club members, Mrs.
I H. F. Seawell the guest prize.
1 Guests of Mrs. Grier were Mrs.
j Seawell, Mrs. F. H. Underwood, Mrs.
I John Currie, Mrs. W. D. Sabiston,
; Mrs. W. H. Currie, Mrs. U. L. Spence,
i and Mrs R. G. Wallace.
Grains of Sand
Attorney W. Duncan Matthews
likes to go rabbit hunting.
The other day he put his four dogs,
his gun and shells in the back of his
car and started out.
When he arrived at a likely look
ing spot to start his quest he let
the dogs out, reached for his gun
Nineteen of the shells had been
eaten by the dogs.
The hunt was off. Duncan was
afraid to fire off his gun for fear of
exploding his dogs.
A cigarette which costs three-
quarters of a cent can cause as
much damage as a bomb in the
hands of an anarchist.
A thousand or more acres of
timber land just south east of
Southern Pines was burned over
this week. Fanned by a brisk
wind the flames swept across a
wide swath, and it was only be
cause there were no buildings
in their path that greater dam
age and possible loss of life did
The origin of the fire was
traced to the side of U. S. High
way No. 1 a mile or .so north of
A passing motorist had toss
ed a live cigarette butt from his
The new booklet on “Golf in North
Carolina” by O. B. Keeler, note'l At
lanta sports writer, has been issued
by the State Department of CoriSer-
vation and Development. Pi.iehurst
and Southern Pines are well repre
sented in picture and copy.
Charlotte, it seems, is pretty sore
at the Sandhills. The Sunday Ob
server registered wrath and isalouay
that Southern Pines and Pinehurst
got the "Snow White and the Siven
E>w'arfs” picture ahead of the larg
est city in the stale.
Mrs. H. G. Poole
Mrs. H. G. Poole entertained the
members of her contract club and
additional guests at a lovely party
Friday afternoon. The home was at
tractively decorated with quantities
of early spring flowers.
High score prize was awarded
Mrs. S. H. Miller and Mrs. Charles
Cox w’on the guest prize. Those play
ing were Mrs. R. W. Pleasants, Mrs.
J. A. Davis, Mrs. S H Miller, Mrs.
M. G. Boyette, Mrs. L. R. Sugg of
Sanford. Special guests were Mrs. Joe
Allen, Mrs. Charles Cox and Mrs.
Mrs. Mary Kennedy celebrated her
90th birthday Wednesday, February
23. Mrs. Kennedy received many love
ly gifts and a number of her friends
called on her during the day. She is
the mother of six children and is in
her usual good health.
To Play for Dance
Lew Gogerty and his 13 Go-Gos
will play for the dance to be held
in the Carthage High School gym
nasium Thursday evening, March 10.
A large crowd is expected to attend.
But the Observer cou dn'f. have
been very angry at that. It ran tliree
or four pictures of sports nappen-
ings in and about Southern Pines.
Incidentally, 1,800 persona saw
"Snow White” at Charlie Picquet's
Southern Pines theatre, 800 of whom
John Barnes, who has been visiting
his brother, C. F. Barnes, has return
ed to his home in Des Moines, Iowa.
Mr. and Mrs. W. A. Wilmer of
Charlotte spent several days last
w'eek with Mrs. Wilmer’s mother,
Mrs. R. L. Phillips.
Mrs. Nan Massey, w’ho has been
visiting her mother, Mrs. H. M.
Caviness, returned to her home in
Norton, Va., Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. F. H. Ponish of Max-
ton were week-end guests of Mr. and
Mrs. C. F. Barnes.
Miss Daisy Conder visited her
mother in Tramway Sunaay.
Miss Fay Brewer, who is a student
at Flora Macdonald College, w'as the
week-end guest of her grandmother,
Mrs. Annie Frye.
Miss Mildred Cross of the Carth
age school faculty, spent the week
end at her home in Sanford.
Miss Esther Seawell spent the
w'eek-end at her home in Brick Hav
Mrs. Joe Nally of Asheville is vis
iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. G. E.
Miss Anne McCree Roberts has re.
turned to Queens College after spend
ing the week-end with her mother,
Mrs. J. K. Roberts.
Miss Elsie Whitlock of Charlotte
was the week-end guest of Miss
Miss Mary Fowler Spencer, of the
Huntersville school faculty spent the
week-end with her parents, Mr. and
Mrs. C. G. Spencer. Miss Peggy Mul
len accompanied her home and spent
Mrs. Lydie Parks of Hallison spent
the week-end at the Carthage hotel
with her daughter, Mrs. P. K. Ken
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Womack of
Columbia, S. C., were guests of Mr
and Mrs. Fred W'omack Monday.
Mrs. R. L. Phillips, who has been
visiting Mrs. W. A. Wilmer in Char
lotte, returned home last week.
Mr. and Mrs. J.O . Smith of Co
lumbia, S. C., and Mr. and Mrs. H.
J. Holt of Troy were dinner guests
of Mr. and Mrs. B. F. Whitlock
Miss Pearl Adams of Charlotte
spent the week-end with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Turner Adams.
Mrs. John Beasley, Jr., has been
ill at her home for the past week.
Mrs. John Beasley of Monroe is vis
Misses Bess McCaskill, Eliabeth
McOa,skill ^and Myrtle McCaskill
were week-end guests of Mr. and
Mrs. John McCaskill in Durham.
Mr. and Mrs. Erwin Frye and son
have returned to Asheboro after a
week-end visit with Mr. and Mrs.
R. G. Frye.
Miss Nancy Butner of Elon Col
lege spent the week-end with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Roy Butner.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Gardner of
Greensboro were week-end guests of
Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Lang.
Mrs. Colin G. Spencer and Mrs.
J. K. Roberts spent Thursday with
Miss Anne McCree Roberts and Miss
Fowler Spencer in Charlotte and
FliVE TAX RECORD
Proof positive that state gov
ernments can function efficient
ly, solvently, and with lull ser
vice to the people, without in
vading the field of property
taxation is found in North Car
olina’s record, according to the
article “North Carolina Has Ar
rived!” in the current issue of
Holland’s. “The Magazine of the
South.” The Tar Heel State,
Governor Hoey declares, has
not levied state taxes on real
property since 1921, and it lev
ies only a small tax on intangi
As a result, the governor
points out, the field of propert,v
taxation is left almost exclusive
ly to the counties, cities, and
towns. At present a large pro
portion of the property-tax rev
enues received by these subdi
visions in North Carolina is
used for debt service and the
bonded indebtediiess of these
subdivisions is being steadily re
duced. As an example, he cites
the fact that from July 1 ,1932,
to the same date in 1937, the
state and its subdivisions paid
off approximately $50,000,000
of bonded indebtedness over
and above all new borrowings,
and paid all interest charf^es.
“During this same period,”
Governor Hoey writes, “the
counties, cities, and towns have
been given a saving of more
than $35,000,000 in interest
charges alone, as a result of re
funding and refinancing opera
tions carried on through the
good offices of the Local Gov
ernment Commission. Since Jan-
uarj% 1933, the State of North
Carolina has not had to bor
row a single dollar on short
term notes for operating ex
penses, so that it has saved
hundreds of thousands of dol
lars in interest charges former
ly incurred by having to bor
row in anticipation of taxes. It
John Brown, white, of beyond
Hemp, pleaded guilty in Recorder’s
Court Monday to a charge of drunk
en driving. The Judge gave him 30
days on the roads, to be suspended
upon payment of the costs, but fail
ed to add the customary “driver’s
license revoked for twelve months.”
Brown was driving a horse.
First Annual Banquet
Enjoyed by Service Club
Seventy-Four Members From
Three Counties Gather at the
Public To Hear of Work
of Maternal Welfare
Shame on your Postmaster!
The Southern Pines postoffice re
cently sent a remittance of* a cus
toms collection of $1.26 to the U. S.
Collector of Customs, Buffalo, N. Y. |
This week Postmaster Buchan re
ceived a letter from the collector.
With a remittajice in return.
One plugged dime fell out.
The letter very formally stated
that the Treasury Department could
not accept counterfeit or mutilated
NOAH JACKSON, SURVIVOR
OF SL.WE D.\Y S PASSES
Funeral services were held Sunday
afternoon at the Carthage Colored
Methodist Church for “Uncle” Noah
Jackson, 83, w'ho died suddenly Mon
day, February 21.
Uncle Noah was a highly respect
ed colored citizen of Carthage, and
was one of the few old slaves left
there. He was a carpenter by trade
and helped to buUd many of the
town’s homes. He was considered one
of the best informed persona in town
concerning older days and events.
Last year Noah attended the an
nual Old Slaves’ Day celebration in
Southern Pines and The State maga-
ine published his picture, in a group
photograph taken at the ceTebration,
along with an article about the re
maining Moore County slaves.
IN REOORDER'S fX>URT
James McCoy, colored of Southern
Pines, found guilty of larceny, was
given aix months to run concurrent
ly with a former sentence, and Vernal
SHas, convicted of receiving the stol
en goods, received « similar sen
For public dnmkenneM at the
club houae at PineHunt and trespass
ing on the property of Pinehurst,
lac., Buster Crutchfield, colored, was
given a 60-day sentence. |
The first banquet of the Moore
County Service Club was held in the
Carthage Hotel last Thursday even
The Sen’ice Club was organized a j
year ago by the county home agent, |
Miss Flora McDonald and is compos- ^
ed of unmarried boys and girls be- i
tw'een the ages of 16 and 28 years'
who are not in high school. It is ]
interested in hobbies and recreation
open to anyone in the county who is
Seventy-four members representing
Richmond, Montgomery and Moore
counties, attended the banquet.
Wesley Caviness, president of the
Moore County Club, presided. Mrs.
Gertrude Lamb of Carthage welcom
ed the guest to which the president
of the Richmond County Club re
Outstanding features of the dinner
were an address by M. G. Boyette on
the use and appreciation of natural
resources, and greetings from L. R.
Harrill, State 4-H Club leader and
Mrs. Esther G. Willis, district home
agent, both of State College.
A patriotic color scheme of red,
white and blue was used in the dec
orations. The speakers table was cen
tered with a large blue cellophane
bodl filled with red and white stars.
On each side of the bowl were light
ed blue candles. Seated at the speak
ers table were Mr. and Mrs. R. S.
Thornton, Mrs. Esther Wi'lla, L. R.
HaJTiU, M. G. Boyette and Wesley
Following dinner the guests assem
bled in the Woman’s Club room for
the recreation hour. Featured in this
part of th« program was a quartet
composed of Moore County boys and
a delightful little play, entitled “the
Fairy Shoemaker," which was pre
sented by little Miss Kay Boyette
and Tommy Stewart. Following the
program Mr. Harriss lead the group
in folk dances and games. The bou
quet was arranged by Miss Flora
McDonald and Mrs. P. K. Kezmedy.
• WnXINO WORKERS
The Willing Workers wiU meet
Tuesday, MaKh 8, at 3:00 p. m. at
the Baptist Church.
Program To Be Given in Court
house at Carthage Next Thurf^-
Mrs. W’ilbur Currie of Carthage
will preside at a meeting of the
Moore County Maternal Welfare
Committee which will be held in the
court room at Carthage on Thursday,
March 10th at 10:30 a. m.
The following program will be pre
sented: Presentation of Plan of Or
ganization of the Maternity Welfare
Committee Work, Mrs. Currie; Re
port and Blackboard talk. Miss Mc
Queen, H. N., county nurse; Report
of clinic chairman; New program of
Health Departments in Moore Coun
ty. Miss V. Markham, R. N.; Intro
duction of New Maternity Nurse, bj'
Mrs. Currie; “Plans for the Future,”
Mrs. Edith B. Harris.
The county may well be pround of
the work that Is being done by the
Matei’nlty Welfare Committee of the
county, despite the fact tha he work
ers are hampered by lack of mon
ey, lack of equipmen, and by lack of
helpers. Thexe is much yet to be
The public Is urged to go to Car
thage next Thursday morning to
find out ways and means of aiding
in the work and to learn what is
being accomplished with the right
kind of instruction and the right
kinds of care, for the mothers and
babies of Moore county.
At Less Than Usual Prices
Regular Reprints at 69 cents this week
Several Hundred to Choose From
A number of $2.00 books, good fiction, at 89 cents
We have hundreds of books in stock printed from the
original plates, were $5.00 to $15., present price
$1.19 to 3.95
p. S. WHEN YOU NEED A R.\DIO OR TYPEV’RITER WE
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We Invite You To Our Fountain
Ice Cream Sodas Made To Order
YOU’LL BE DELIGHTED
Delicious Ice Cream in all popular flavors. Rigidly pro
tected by “Sealtest” pack.
A LITTLE EXTRA CARE
is given in the preparation of every Fountain drink, and
it’s served with daintiness and courtesy.
“Service and Dependability”
West Broad Street Southern Pines
CIVIC CLUB ORGANIZED IN
HEMP; MRS. FRYE PRESmENT
At a meeting held in the city hall
in Hemp l4ict Wednesday afternoon.
Mrs. J. Talbot Johnson, district pres
ident of the N. C. Federation of Wo
men’s Clubs, organized the first civ
ic club in Hemp. Officers of tha dub
are Mrs. Charlie Frye, presidint;
Mrs. W. L. Dawson, vice president;
Mrs. Fred Chappell, secretary, and
Mrs. J. F. Davis, treasurer.
HIGHLAND PINES INN
SEASON DECEMBER TO MAY
Highland Pines Inn w'ith its Splendid Dining Room Service
and its Cheerful Homelike Atmosphere Caters to the Require
ments of those Occupying Winter Homes in the Pine Tree Sec
tion. The Hotel is Situated on Weymouth Heights (Massachu
setts Avenue) Amid Delightful Surroundings. Good Parking
Space la Available for Motorists. All Features of First Class
Hotels are Included at Highland Pines Inn. Best of Everything.
M. H. TURNER, Manager
The Women’s Society of the
Church of Wide Fellowship will meet
in the C!hurch Parlor on Wednesday,
March 9 at 8:30 p. m. Group n will
have charge of the program, llr*.
Oage wiU give a travel talk.
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