FIRST IN NEfVsTv
A Paper, Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 21, NO. 7
Southern Fines and Aberdeen,North Carolina. Fridav. Jaruiarv 12. !i»in
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
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ALMET JENKS IS
Present Window to Church
OF LIBRARY ASS’N.
Wrlt^*r Elected Successor to
Rev- F- Craishill iJrown at
Annual fleeting Here
REPORTS SHOW PROGRESS j
Almct Jenks, well konwn writer'
of fiction whose articles nppear Ire.;
quently in the Satiiulny Evening
Post, was electcd president of the |
Southern Pines Library Association
at the annual meeting' hold on Mon-1
vlay afternoon. Mr. Jenks succeeds ■
the- Kev. P. Craighill Brown.
Other officers, with the exception
of Miss Birdilia B.iir, third vice-
president, were re.elected, Mr. Brown
taking Miss Bair’s place. A. B. Yeo.
mans continues as first vice.presl.
dent, Miss Ruth Burr Sanborn as sec
ond vice-president^ Mrs. Janies B.
Swett as secreatry and Mrs. J. K.
Weaver, vi-hose terms as trustees ex.
pired with the close of the year,
were re.elected to the board, and Miss
Eleanore Valentine and M. F. Grant,
ham were elected additional trustees
for three.year terms.
Featuring the reports of officer?
was the announcement by Miss Bair
for the Membership committee that
the HR8ociat!on showed an increase ia
membership of 62 over a year ago,
making the tot»l now approximately
300. A noticeable increase in all ac
tivities of the library v^-as reported
^y Miss Katherine Martin, librarian^
Wth attendance figures showing an
increase of close to 2.000. Mrs. Swett
and Mrs. Weaver reported on their
activities, and Mr. Jenks pledged his
best efforts in carrying on the work
of Mr. Brown and hia other predec
essors in office.
Storm Damages Light
and Telephone Lines
Repair Crews Do Valiant Work
To Restore Service Caused
Not for many years have the faith,
ful employes of the Carolina Power
and Light Company and the Central
Carolina Telephone Company had to
face such widespread damage to their
lines as that caused by the recent
With a brisk rainfall Sunday af
ternoon and evening followed by a
rapid fall in temperature residents
of the Sandhills awoke' Monday
morning to a scene of destruction.
Trees and shrubbery weighted with
ice were bowed to the ground^ and
broken branches strewed the streets
and roads. E^rerywhere falling or
overweighted trees had broken or
disarranged overhead lines. By 6:00
o'clock Monday morning men of the
companies involved under che direc
tion of*L. L. Wooleey, line forman
of the Carolina Power and Light
Company, and W. B. Bryant wire
chief of the telephone company were
working to reduce the havoc of the
Many lines were repaired by 8:00
o’clock so that but few households
were compelled to go without a hot
breakfast, or failed with their tel.
ephone service. Continual low tem.
perature caused a constant series of
breaks, keeping the men at work
until dark Monday, and all during
the dnylight hours Tuesday. No estl.
mate of the damage is yet available,
but some idea of the destruction
wrought by this freakish storm may
be had from the Pinehurst-West End
highway where nearly all of the
poles of thei Itelephonia company
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Mil. AND MRS. \MLU.\.M J. STI':W.VKT
In honor^ of their long member,
ship in the Church of Wide Fellow.!
ship, Southern Pines, Mr. and Mrs.'
Wiliam J. Stewart are presenting a
stained glass window to the church i
to be placed in the north wall, be-;
hind the pulpit in the new part of I
the edifice, The window will be ci^ |
cular in shape^ eight feet in diameter
Delivery is expected In March c.t
which time there will be appropriate
Mr. and Mrs. Stewart came to
Southern Pines from Howard, New
York in November, 1891, purchasing
the plot on the northwest corner of
Connecticut avenue and West Broad
street. There Mr. Stewart erected a
tent, over and around which he built
the home In which they have since
resided, giving them a iongei; contln.
uing residence in one house than any
fimily now living here. Among other
residences built by Mr. Stuart was
"Hlbemla,” the present home of Mr.
and Mrs. Struthens Burt.
As one of the charter members of
the Congregational church Mr. Ste.
wart has served the congregation as
a deacon for many years.
Entertaining Program For
Countywide Banquet Tonight
MOORE NOW PART
Many F'roni Here A)lend .An
nual Mcetin;; on Tuosdav in
( hap'I Mill
HEAR DR- FRANK (JR.XHA.^l
The Moort" ('i)iimy ISnv' .Scout
Council wa.s formally iifccjitfd as a
nirmbpr of OcconciH'lu'c Coinnil oi'
the Hoy .Srout.s of Amrrica at the
latter rounoil’.'i nnnunl mi’Ptiiij^ in
Chapel Hill on Tuesday, a nirotinjf
featured by an addre.ss by President
Fi-ank P. Graimm of the I'niver.sity
of North Carolina. Attending the
meeting from here were X. L. Hod.
gkins. chairman of the Moore County
council; \V. A. LcLand lIcKeithen,
secretary; the Kev. Thomas A. Wil.
liams, publicity chairman; D. Cof
fey, scoutmaster of Troop 1, Pine-'
hur.st; Rev, J. H. King, .scoutmaster'
of Southern Pines troop 3; Ben Bra. i
din, scoutmaster of Southern Pines j
troop and G. M. Cameron and W..
L. r>unlop, committeemen of the Pine,
The meeting opened at 2:00 p. m.,
with a discu.ssion by scoutmasters
and council officials. Resolutions for|
1940.41 were adopted, chief among
which was the establishment of a
Council Scou^ camp which will prob.
ably be permanently located at Lake.
I view, along the banks of Crystal
Lake. During the final session which
w’as a banquet meeting Mr. Hodg
kins representing' Scouting In Moore
county formally pledged this coun
ty's cooperation with Occoneechee
Council, and Moore was duly accepted
nto the council.
The following counties now form
Occoneechee Scout Council:
Warren, Granville, Orange, Lee^
Harnett Hoke Moore, Wake, Chat.
I ’ >
ham, Durham and Vance.
In his talk Dr. Graham said ‘‘the
greatest drainage out of the south
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Honored at Harvard
Henry A. Page, 3rd, of Aberdeen, |
a second-year graduate student at ’
Harvard university, has been award.'
ed the Ozias Goodwin memorial fel. ,
lowahip, in recognition of high schol.'
a.Stic standing, the univer.«ity has
announced. The fellowships for the |
study of constitutional or interna- ‘
tional law. Page was graduated from
Pi'inreton with an A. B. degree in
IDS.'j, and received a B. A. from Ox-j
ford university in 1938. He is study-;
ing government in the Harvard grad, j
uate school of arts and sciences. i
Sponsored by Chamber of
Commerce' in Conjunction
NEW M.4NAOEMENT FOB
SANDHIULS DAILY NEWS
The Pilot, Inc. has leased the publi
cation rights of the Sandhills Dafly
News for the balance of the winter
season to Frank Sisk and Frank SuL
livan, operating as the Sandhills
Publiihinr Company. The New* la,
therefon beinf published independ.
OTtly of Th« Wot. though printed in
Th* Pflot plant
W. D. filer of Slier City, well,
known as a humorist and for.
mer assistant attorney general of|
North Carolina, will be guest speak,
er at the third annual Moore County;
Chamber of Commerce banquet to^
be held tonight, Friday at the Car-1
ollna hotel in Pinehurst. j
It was also revealed that the!
reception committee at the ban-1
quct will be comprised of R. L. j
Hart and Mrs. J. S. Milllken of
Southern Pines, Mrs. Frank Sham. I
burger and Leon Seymour of Aber. j
deen, E. S. Blodgett and Mrs. Wil- i
ard Dunlop of Pinehurst^ and W. D.!
Sabiston and Mrs. Wilbur Currie ofi
, Southern Pines Chamber of Com.!
merce, working In conjunction with
the Southern Pines Jay-Cee^ is spon.
soring the banquet, which was spon. |
sored last year by Pinehurst Cham. I
ber of Commerce. An attendance of j
500 is expected. C. W. Picquct is
The program will open with an'
address of w’elcome by the Rev. Fred
L. atimson of Southern Pines, Mr (
Picquet said and will be answered |
by a word of greeting by J. Talbot
Johnson of Aberden and Charles
Turner of the Carthage Jay.Cee. j
On the musical side of the pro.
gram will be the Gibson and ^
McKelw’ay quartet, a highland fling i
by Miss Jane IGibbs of Pinehurst j
High School, Scotch songs by Parker,
Vickery's ensemble from Fayette,
ville, and novelty songs by the Sand,
hills Ehght, the remnant of the once
great Sandhills Sixteen.
After the banquet there will be
duicinx in ball room to ttio
musk of Jerry Mack’s Dunea’ Quk
To West Point
Young “Bob” Page of Aber-
den Appointed to U- S-
Robert Newton Page HI of Aber.
deen ha^ been desig^nated principal
candidate for appointment to West
Point, Representative William O.
Burgln of the Eighth North Carolina
district announced this week. He will
enter the physiclal and mental ex.
aminations early in March.
Young Page is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. Robert N. Page, Jr., of Aber.
deen and a grandson of the late
Robert N. Page who served for many
years as a member of Congress from
this district. He Is a student at the
ITnlverslty of North Carolina.
Mr. Burgin designated William
Henry Huntley^ Jr., of Wadesboro
as first alternate and Dugald Stew
art, Jr., of Laurlnburg as second al-
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Norris Hodgkins New
President Citizens Bank
Cashier, Since 1935 Succeeds
Mayor D- G- Stutz—Board
of Directors Elected
Norris L. Hodgkins, cashier of the
Citizens Bank & Trust Company of
Southern Pines since 1935, was elect
ed president of that institution at
the annual meeting held on Tuesday.
Mr. Hodgkins succeeeds Dorsey Stutz,
who has served as president for many
years and who retires due to the
pressure of his numerous other ac
tivities, among them that of serving
as Mayor of SouJiem Pines.
Mr. Hodgkins came here from a
responsible banking position in AL.
bany, New York in 1935 and has
been actively engafed In the opera,
tton of the bank since thto. He la
the aonjnjaw of Q«orf« C. Abra*
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P. S. p. RANDOLPH
DIES SUDDENLY OF
Private Funeral Services on
Monday for Prominent Res-
dent of Pinehusst
Mrs. Frank Lucas Dies
in Pinehurst Sunday
Funeral Services Held in Pine
hurst Community Church
Funeral .services for Mrs, Frank
Lucas were conducted Tuesday after. |
noon at one.thirty o'clock at the|
Pinehurst Community Church by|
•Rev. A. J. McKelway with Interment!
following at Culdee Church cemetery, j
The deceased had been In 111 health!
for .several months but only serious-j
ily for about two weeks. She was ad-1
mitted to the Moore County Hospital.
last Wednesday where she died Sun. I
day night. She was a native of Moore j
County, having lived most of herj
life in Pinehurst. She is survived by|
her husband, Frank Lucas, and three |
sisters and three brothers; Mrs.
Betty Glass, Mrs. Malcolm Smith,
Mrs. Henry Williamson, Conner, Jim
and Danny Black all of Moore Coun. |
Pallbearers were L. M. Tate, and
Ralph, Leonard, Robert and Myron
Funeral services were held on Mon.
day afternoon In the home In Pine,
hurst for Philip S. P. Randosph of
Pinehurst and New York who died
suddenly of a heart attack as he was
about to enter the Carolina Hotel in
Pinehurst last Saturday night. Mr.
Randolph, nationally known sports
man and for a great many years a
winter resident here, was in his 76th
year. He had not been in good health
The services were private, with the
following members of the family pres,
ent: Mrs. Randolph; Mr. Randolph’s
daughters, Mrs. Ogden Mills and Mrs.
Phillip Stevenson; his son, P. S. P.
Randolph, Jr.; Mr. Stevenson, Mrs.
Randolph, Jr.; and J. R. Fell, a son
of Mrs. Mills. The body was taken to
Laurel Hill Cemetery, Philadelphia,
Pa., for internment.
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.^lotorisl.s Arc Paying KnouRh
in (ias Ta.ves To F*rovide
ADDRK.SSKS KIWAXIS CIJ R
BV HOV. ARD lit nvs
A. J. Maxwell, .State commissioner
of revenue and candidate for Gover.
nor of North Carolina, told the Sand
hills Kiwani.s Club at its meeting
Wednesday at the Southern Pines
Country Club that with the State
gasoline tax now running in excess
of thirty.three and one.half million
dollars annually and expected to run
as high as thirty-five million next
j’car, it is time for North Carolina
to advance from the inadequate mo
del "T” highways to a more modem,
ized system of roads. He pointed out
the fact that North Carolina
is fast nearing the top in automo
bile accidents. The state now stands
at 25 per cent greater than the
national average. We must go from
the narrow 16 foot roads in .some
nections of the state to wider high,
w’ays fr'je of hazardous curves, he
He declared that the State, with
its indebtedness of 116 million has
passed the peak and can modernize
its roads without additional taxes.
Touching on the highly centraliz
ed schools of North Carolina the
Commissioner of Revenue said, ‘“The
State is missing its opportunity In
not teaching the chUdren of thla
great conunonwealth about Its hia.
torians" He pointed out that such
welljtnown authors as O. Henry
John Charles McNeill and others are
not even mentioned and only one
paragraph is made of Andrew Jack,
son. Continuing, he said “No stato
can prosper in not taking know
ledge of men of the past.”
In conclusion Mr. Maxwell advo
cated the becutUlcation of highways
similar to the work that has been
going on for many years in the
The speaker was introduced by
J. Talbot Johnson, Aberdeen attor.
Colored Schools Raise
Quota In Seal Sale Drive
Splendid Work Done by Teach
ers in Tuberculosi.s Cam
paign in County
$100 more; THAN YEAR AGO
Pinehurst Girl Scouts
Put Cabin in Order
Col- Geo P Hawos Talks at Reg
ular Weekly Meeiing
DOROTHY ROSE THOMAS
BRIDE OF D. r. WELL>IAX
On Wednesday, January 3, in a
private ceremony at the home of.
the Rev. C. H. Myers, pastor of the
First Baptist church ln| Che raw, j
Dorothy Rose Thomas of Southern i
Pines became the bride of Donald;
Phelph Wellman of Jamestown, N. j
Y. The bride wore a tailored dress;
of mustard gold wool with brown J
accessories. Her bouquet was a
shoulder corsage of Talisman roses
and paper white narcissus. The cou
ple was attended by Mrs. Lura Rosa
Seawell of Sanford, Mr. Alvar H.
Johnson of Jamestown^ and Mr.
George W. Poe of Cheraw, uncle of
the bride. Mrs. Wellman is the dau.
ghter of Mrs. Bert W. Thomas of
Southern Pines and Mr. Wellman is
the aon of the late Dr. Warren D.
Wellman and Mrs. Welhaan o<
The '’jramunlty Church Girl
Scouts met at the church Saturdays
afternoon and with their leader Mrs. |
A J. McKelway and assistant leader,:
Mrs. True F. Cheney W'ent out tOj
the "Cabin In the Pines” to put thej
cabin in order. The cabin Is the.
property of Mrs. Parker W. Whltte-'
more and has been generously loaned,
by her to the scouts for an indefi.'
nlte period. Situated beyond the
dairy farm in a beautiful pine grove, I
the cabin is Ideal for a Girl Scout |
The local troop has a membership |
of thirty, divided into four patrols.}
The advisory council is composed of.
Dr. Alice Presbrey. chairman, Mrs.
B. U. Richardson, Mrs. Donald Sher.
rerd and Mrs. J. W. Harbison.
At the regular weekly meeting
Tuesday at the church Col. George
P. Hawes was a guest and gave the
scouts a valua’>’.j talk on “loyalty
and Qbediwce,” and also gave thero
■ooic iMtruction In driUlnff.
Some splendid reports have been
turned in from white schools of the
county follovi'ing tfic laSO Tuberculo.
sis Christmas Seal Sale, bjt In the
absence thus far of full returns the
outstanding feature of the campaign
to date was the fine work of the
At the County Colored Teacher’s
meeting in Carthage last Saturday,
the teachers, who acted as local col.
ored chairmen from their communi.
ties, lamed in their funds to Mrs. T.
A. Cheatham, county chal/rman.
While Mrs, Edna B. Taylor, colored,
chairman, receipted the returns, cer.
tifleates were pi^sented by Mrb.
Cheatham and reports heard of uni
que ways luied in stimulating inter
est in the Seal .Sale.
It seemed that the $.56 turned In
by P. R. Brown of the West Sou.
them Pines School would undoubted,
ly be high when up stepped J. W.
Groves from the Plckney High school
of Carthage with $63.35. Taylortovni
under C. H. Flagg was 3rd with
$4,\57. There were several other
srhoois who raised over $20.00 as
will be seen in the report^ but
Edna 'Taylor led in the two.tea.
cher schools with $30.25 from H^st-
wood and Archie Hollingsworth was
second with $24.05 from Jackson
Hamlet. Many of the smaller shools
were in very isolated sections and
they deserve credit tor their efforts.
Through the y«Bn these tMcliars
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