FIRST IN NEWS,
CIRCl LATION & ,
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 21, NO. 8
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen,North Carolina. Friday. January 11),
FSA AIDS FARMERS Countywide Banquet Was
IN ADJUSTING | Highly Successful Event
County Committees Working
I With Farm Debt Adjustment
Render Valuable Service
Judife W’alter Siler Eulojo^izes
Groundhog as Hearers
Walter D. Siler of Siler City, for.
mer assistant attorney general of
North Carolina, was guest speaker
at the third annual Moore County
Chamber of Commerce banquet held
Four Members of Troop 3 Re
ceive Highest Honor
Four E^gle Scout awards, the
highest honor given a Scout, were
made in the Southern Pines High
School auditorium Friday evening,
January 11, to Scouts John Berry,
Allison Fields, Lyle McDonald and
John Raymond, all of Troop 3, Sou
This was the largest number of
eagle badges ever awarded at one
"Any North Carolina farmer who
has difficult debt problems will bej l^riday night at the Carolina Hotel
assisted in adjusting these debts by Pinehurst with approximately 350
voluntary county committees work. 1 and visitors in attendance,
ing with the Farm Debt Adjustment,! introduced
section of the Farm Security Admin j Senator M. G. Boyette of
Istration," said Harry F. Watkins, of j Carthage, spoke in humorous vein on
Raleigh, farm debt adjustment sup-!’^® greatness of-"the lowly ground,
ervisor who visited here for a con.| and the tumultuous applause
ference with BMward G. Odom coun. < '^•’ich his 45.minute speech drew was ' court of awards in Moore county,
ty rural rehabilitation supervisor fo^j evidence of the hearty approval of The program began at 8 .00 p. m.
Moore county. I hearers.
Asked the question. "What can a| president of the
farmer do who is worried about Presid.
debts?’’ Mr. Watkins said. “Thous-j^^* absence of President cAan
ands pf farmers are solving debt| following the ^
problems by taking them up with, invocation, which was spoken by the Scouts
the county Farm Debt Adjustment Cheatham of Pinehurst,
Committees. These committees are at Stimson in be.
the service of North Carolina farm-;half of the Southern Pines Senior Claude Humphreys^ scout execut ve
ers in every county, without cost, j Junior organizations, spon- , council, who^ after welcom ng
Mr. Watkins explained that all, the banquet, welcomed Moore county as part of the Occo.
committee hearings are confidentia! ^ the visitors and the organizations at. I (Please turn to page five)
“Debt adjustment, ’ he stated, “is a tending, which included the senior I ' ^
service carried on in itrict confidence! Chambers from Aberdeen, Carthage ^ A DAI IjW A D ^ 1
to avoid embarrass; lent to either and Pinehurst and the Carthage Jun-' *
debtor or creditor. A farmer can ap.j i”*'-'’- Responses were by J. Talbot i
ply for help to the county rural re.j Johnson of Aberdeen and Charles
habilitation supervisor of the Farmj Turner of the Carthage Jay.Cee,
Security Administration. j both of whom spoke in pleading’ man.
Questioned about how the commit-
tee operates, Mr. Watkins said: | Realization of the attainment ofl
"The local farm debt adjustment; the purpose of the meeting, which Officials, Dealers and Ewployees
I. N. CLEGG, JR., OF
County Chairman Announces;
His l.eaders For the
BIRTHDAY BALL PLANNED!
In Business 43 Years
with John M. Howarth, retiring chair,
man of the Moore County Court of
Honor, presiding. The various honors
earned since the October Court of
Awards were first presented to
from Carthage, Hemp and
both Southern Pines troops.
The chair was then turned over to
committee asks the farmer who is | was to bring the people from through,
applying for help to list all of hlajout the county together in a social
crerlitors and give a history of hia; way in order to foster an even
financial diflicuUies. After going! greater spirit of cooperation and
over the case, the local committee
makes suggestions for reaching a fair
"In working out these adjustments,
each case Is considered on Its own
merits, and the .special needs of the , banquet program, presided over the
farmer and his creditors are taken remaining entertainment features,
into account. Committees have no , Please turn to page four
legal right to enforce their recom.'
(Pirate turn to page eipht) , PrOmoted tO
Tx)cal Teams WiiT()ne Vagabond Theatre Staff
Double; Divide Another
Former Director Sandhills 3-
Arts Group Havin? Success-
Girls* Rout Wi(h Vass-Lakeview, fnJ Sea.son in Baltimore
Most Thrilling Game of
Discu.ss Sales Activities for
1940 at Meeting
oneness, was felt on every hand, for
good fellowship prevailed as the unit- The sales meeting of the Carolina
ed group enjoyed the various events ’ Power and Light Company for 1940
of the evening. I was held Friday evening at the
Charlie Plcquet, chairman of the' Church of Wide Fellowship with 130
officials, dealers and employees pres,
ent for the banquet, which was serv.
ed by Mrs. George White’s group of
the Women’s society of the church.
Among the officials from Raleigh,
who presided over the meeting; H. 0.
Tsley, residential and commercial
sales manager; C. M. Rackliffe, in.
dustrial sales manager; M. T. Dim.
lap, distribution and .sprvice mana
ger: K, N. Pope, advertising mana.
ger. and others.
Jackson Leo, for the past t%vo win. q-yip principal topic for discussion
ters drama director of the Saiidhiil.s ^^33 sales activities for 19(0.
The Southern Pinos High .School Three Arts Group, has been appoint-j Dealers from A.<?heboro. Liberty,
girls’baj?ketball team won over Vasa.; et] technical dlrectov of the Vaga. jsner City, Sanford, Troy, Carthage,
Lakevlew last Friday night In one of bond Theatre. Baltimore’s Civic the- wadesboro, Rockingham. Hamlet.
Maxton, Lumberton. Fairmont, Red
Springs and other towns in this area
An afternoon meeting, mainly for
employees, was held.
I. N. Clegg, Jr., of Carthage has'
been appointed chairman for Moore |
county In the 1940 “Fight Infantile'
In accepting the appointement, Mr.
Clegg announced the appointment of
the following community chainrf^
for the county;
AX. F. Grantham, Southern Pines;
Charles Turner Carthage; Clifton
Blue, Aberdeen; Fl-ank McCaskill,
Pinehurst; M. C. DcDonald. Jr.,
West End; K. F. Lowry. Cameron;
Vick Keith, Vass; and R. E. Gla.ss,
The coimty chairman was named by
Arthur Carpenter, Knoxville, Tenn,.
i-eglonal director of the Committee
for the celebration of the President's
"This Is part of a national cam
paign carried on annually to ral.se
money for combating this dread di.s.
ease which attacks without warning,
usually upon children," the county
chairman said. "It will reach its
height during the last two weeks In
January, and will conclude with the
celebration on Jan. 30th of the birth
day of President Roosevelt, who i.^
a former victim of the disease.
"The campaign plans vary in dif.
ferent communities, but in general
will Include a "March of Dimes”
campaign, a "March of Sport," and
various parties and special events."
A Moore county Pre.sident’s Ball will
be held In Carthage sometime during
the last week of January. The date
will be announced later.
Bov Scout Executive
Talks to Kiwanis Club
Claude Humphries Di.scusses
Scouting as Character
C. T. P.\TCH
Mr. Patch, whose mercantile busi.
ness has kept pace with the growth
of Southern Pines, is one of the
vtown's most progressive business
Stewardship Is Central Jheme
as District Stewards Con
GOLDEN CROSS REPORT
DUNCAN S. BLUE
Funeral Services at Cuidee on
Monday for Prominent
WAS CHCTRCH OFFICER
the most unusual and thrilling con. | atre.
tests ever held here.
j .iVssuming his position in October,
The Vass.Lakevlew girls held the j Mr. Lee has been in charge of the
locals scoreless in thet first halfj production department for four plays
while they plied up 8 points, but In
the second half the Southern Pines
girls held the Vass.Lakevlew team
scoreless while they scored their 9
points for a 9.8 victory. Fowler with
5 points was high scorer for South,
The local boys eked out a victory
from the Vass.Lakevlew boys by a
score of 25 to 14. Bob Durant was
high scorer with 9 points.
Southern Pines teams split a dou.
ble.header with Cameron Tuesday
night. The local boys defeated Cam
eron by the very close score of 18
to 15. Cameron, trailing all the way,
came back In the last quarter In a
scoring spree, but it was not enough
to win. Boney was hlgh.scorer with
’The local girls lost to last year’s
Moore county champions of Camer.
on High to the tune of 39 to 23,
with Fowler accounting for 13 points
for Southern Pines.
Both boys and girls of the South,
em Pines High School will play Hoff-
man at Hoffman tonight. Friday,
the first game getting under v'ay at
7:30 o’clock. *
STATE SANATORIUM WANTS
OLD PLAVINO C.\RDS
If anyone having dfscarded but
usable playing cards will leave them
with Miss Roberts, opposlt- Uunl-
clpal Park she will take them to the
State Sanatorium where they will be
already this sea.son. They include
"Family Portrait," “The Petrified
Forest," "The Lovely Galatea,’’ an
operetta and "Yes, My Darling
Daughter.” His scene designs will be
used in the theatre’s production of
Upon leaving Southern Pines last
spring, Mr. Lee became associated
with the Severn River Players, a
summer stock group operating near
Annapolis and sponsored by the Vag.
abonds. Here, in addition to working
on production, he played featured
parts in "Room Servic‘d," "Whistling
In the Dark,” "French Without
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LIBRARY BENEFIT CONCERT
A coming musical event of out.
standing importance in Southern
Pines will be a recital sponsored by
the Southern Pines Library Associa.
tlon, by Eari Spicer, baritone, of New
York, on the evening of February
2th. Mr. Spicer, known as "America’s
foremost ballad singer," will present
a program of old English and Amer
ican ballads. Further details will be
COUNTY CLERK RETURNS TO
WORK .\FTER ILLNESS
John Wlllcox. Clerk of the Court
of Moore county, returned to his of
fice last week after a month’s ab
sence due to illness. Mr. Wlllcox says
that he is "feeling fine.’"
SCHOOL BOARD SELECTS FIRST
UT:DNESDAY for MEE'nXGS
The members of the school board
of Southern Pines have selected the
first Wednesday of each month for
their regular meetings. At the last
meeting with every member present,
they authorized the purchase of 102
new wooden chairs to replace some
of the old steel chairs in the high
A great deal of thought, though
tentative is being directed to the
new school building which is to be
started in 1041.
Members of the local board are:
Dr. G. G. Herr, chairman; N. L.
Hodgkins, Secretary; Mrs. James Mil.
liken, Frank Maples and John
S. P. ALL.STARS WIN VICTORY
OVER CARTHAGE JAY-CEES
Southern Pines All.Stars defeat,
ed the Carthage Jay.Cees by a score
of 39.25 at Southern Pines Wednes
day night in one of the fastest bas.
ketball games of the season. The
clash wras sponsored by the South,
em Pines High School Athletic As.
This was the second defeat suf
fered by the Jay.Cees at the hands
of the All.Stars. the latter having
won by a 2.point margin in Carth.
age earlier in the season.
The Snndtiill.s Kiwnni.s Club met
lasj^ Wedne.sdny at the Pine Needles
■lotrl for its lopular weekly meeting.
\ftpr ttip introduction of George Pot.
tie of .Southern Pine.s and R. H. fioy.
nolils, a Kiwnnian of Ruleiph, who is ITarold Blue; two sisters. Miss Flora
the chairman of the Occonecchoe Blue and Mr.=i. J. M, Blue, and 13
Duncan S. Blue, 68, prominent far.
mer of the Eureka community, died
at Duke Hospital, Durham, early
Sunday morning. Mr. Blue had been
ill for several months.
The funeral service was held at
Cuidee Presbyterian Church at 11;00
o’clock Monday morning with a large
gathering of relatives and friends
In attendance. The Rev. John W.
Crinkley, pastor, was assi.sted in the
service by Dr. S. A. Maxwell, Meth
odist minister of Aberdeen, and the
Rev. W. S. Golden^ Pre.sbyterian min.
ister of Carthage.
Mr. Blue had served faithfully as
an officer in the Cuidee church and
both his pastor and Mr. Golden paid
high tribute to the upright life and
example of this man.
Surviving are his widow; five
(io»ghter.«, Mrs. J. B. Blue, Mrs. Tur.
nor Fields, Mrs. Hoimnn P. Davis,
Mrs. Allie Mao Garrison and Mrs.
Kdith Black; six sons, T. Alton,
Worth. Carlton, Kdgnr. John and
The League of Steward.s of Fay.
ettevilie dl.strict met Sunday after,
noon in Page Memorial Church in
Aberdeen with the district lay lead,
er, Dr. M. L. Matthews of Sanford,
Dr. Matthews, for the Conference
Board of Lay Activities, discuscsed
the objectives for the year, and urg.
ed that the official board of each
church be given a definite course in
stewardship taught by the pastor
or a qualified layman.
Dr. W. K. Greene and Dr. F. S.
Aldridge of Duke University, Dur-
liam, were visiting speakers.
Dr. Greene, whose subject was
“Christian Stewardship,” defined
Christian stewardship as "a state of
mind and a mode of conduct," and
a Christian steward as "a loyal part,
ner and trusted representative of the
Lord Jesus Christ on this earth." Dr.
Greene also presented a brief out.
line of the program to be held in
Edenton Street Church in Raleigh
on February 6.
Dr. Aldridge made a stirring ap.
peal for the Golden Cross and gave
figures showing the advance made
In this work in Fayetteville ‘district
in the past few years. ‘
Dr. S. A. Maxwell of Aberdeen
spoke on "The Methodist Advanrie.”
The Rev. W. V. McRae, district
superintendent, spoke briefly and
presented the Rev. Mr. Crawford of
Raeford, who gave an illustrated
talk on “Where the Methodist Dollar
Mrs. Garg-is Given $1200
In Husband’s Death
Council of Boy Scouts, as guests, J.
Talbot John.son introduced the speak,
er. Claude Humphnes.
Mr. Humphries, executive of Oc.
coneechee Council of which Moore
coimty Is a part, spoke on the con-1
tributlon Scouting is jVnaking in |
grandchildren, all of Moore county.
.IKS.SE U. r ,JK.. ATTENDS
MEETING IN ( HICAGO
Jes.se W. Page, Jr., formerly of
Aberdeen, but now of P.ige William,
building character above all else, the .son. Inc., In Charlotte left early this
problems of boys In their teens and; week for Chicago to attend the first
the methods used in Scouting to help j annual meeting of the National Air
solve these juvenile yet all-important Conditioning Association January 15-
questlons. He emphasized the chal. 18,
lenge Scouting Is making to all men Mr. Page Is president of the
to do their part in leading and help. North Carolina Air Conditioning As.
Ing boys, through the various me. sociatlon and Is a member of the
thods of the scout troops. temporary National Council of the
E. C. STEVENS TAI.KS TO The North Carolina branch of the
ROT.VRY' CLUB FRIDAY association, formed about a year ago.
comprises in Its membership all of
The Southern Pines Rotary Club the licensed air conditioning distrib.
held its regular meeting; at the) utors, dealers and contractors in the
Southern Pines Country Club last' State. The purpose of the associa-,
Friday. The gathering was address- tlon Is to furnish a medium for dis.
ed by Eugene C. Stevens who gave! seminatlng valuable technical and
a most Interesting talk, his subject j trade information among members of
being the Sovlet-Flnnlsh war. One, the Industry.
of a number of U. S. railroad men | —
In the Murmansk rail sector during i \\\ j. H.VRRINOTON OF WHITE
the bitter winter of 1918, Mr. Ste.
vens was able to bring a vivid pic.
tuie of the frozen, swampy terrain
over which the combatants are now
HILL C-OMMITS SUICIDE
PINE DODGERS HELD
annual MEETINO TUESDAY
The Pine Dodgers held their annual
meeting at the Southern Pines coun.
try Club Tuesday, Mrs. Roy Grin,
nell was elected captain, and Mrs,
George London aecretary.treasurer.
Luncheon waa served by Mrs. E. A.
Murphy following a nine hole golf
William J. Harrington, son of D.
T. Harrington of the White Hill sec.
tlon, committed suicide by shooting
himself through the head on the
porch of his fathers home early Sat.
Harrington, who recently took
over the operation of a filling sta
tion near Carthage, left a note for
his father in which he stated that he
had been In a "little business dlffl.
rultv” which bothered him.
Burial was in the White Hill cem.
etery at 2;00 o’clock Sunday after,
Payment Made From T-aw En
forcement Officers’ Benefit
and Retirement Fund
! Mrs. J. A. Gargis, wido\X' of the
Into chief of police of Southern
Pines, has been awarded $1,200 from
the Law Enforcement Officers’ Ben-
' efit anri Retirement Fund on account
of the death of Chief Gargis, which
; was attributed to a heart attack
I auscd by over.exertion in arre.sting
I Elmer H. Tilton of New York State,
! who became deranged while on his
The check was the nineteenth
death payment made since the fund
became operative on January 12,
1938, which indicates that 19 law
enforcement officers have lost their
lives in line of duty during the two.
PHIL H. CR.VWTORD. JR.,
SPEAKS AT J.W.CEE MEET
The Southern F*ines Junior Cham,
ber of Commerce held a dinner meet
ing in the Southern Pines Country
Club Monday evening with the pres-
Ident, Paul C. Butler, presiding and
with Phil H, Crawford, Jr., of Kin.
ston as speaker. Mr. Crawford gave
an Interesting talk on| "Economic
The losers in an attendance con.
test, headed by Robert Dom. were
hosts to the winning team which had
Paul C. Butler as leader.
C. P. & L. MANAGERS HOLD ALL.
D.AY MEET AT COUNTRY CLUB
Carolina Power and Light Company
district managers from Asheboro,
Troy ,Sanford, Wadeshoro, Rocking,
ham, Hamlet, Maxton and Southern
Pines held an all.day meeting Wed
nesday at'the Southern Pines Coun._
try Club to consider operating prob.
lems for 1940.
S. P. Vecker of Raleigh, vice-nres.
ident of the company, presided. J. S.
Bourne, assistant manager of the dis.
tribution and Eorvlce department, had ^
a part in the meeting.