FIRST IN NEWS,
VOL. 19—N<0. 12
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Soul hern l*ines and Aberdeen. North Car»lin;i. Friday, Fehruary l(i.
ENTERED IN SHOW
HERE NEXT WEEK
Fourteen Classes on ProKram of
Event at Southern Pines
Country Club Ring
ROYDS PRESENT TROPHY
University Alumni Banquet Tonight
BY IIOWAHI) F. BI UNS
Plans arc now being completed
for a host of bhin blooded horses to
be shown in the Spring Horae Show
at the show gjroiinda at the South,
ern Pines Counti'y Chib next Friday'
afternoon February 23rd.
Workmen are bnsily engaged in
the 'ayinp out of a special hunting !
course on which the rlass for cham
pionship hunters will be run. This'
competition will be for the Moore:
County Challens:(‘ trophy presented
by Jam/’S and Jackson Pr>yd, ,1oint
master of the ^^oore County Hounds. ,
Kntries closed Monday with Fred
erick H. Bvuke, chairman of the,
Horse Show conimiltee, who announ. I
ces that clo.se to one hun lrod on.
trie.s had been received, '.-le stated :
that "Little Squire." t*im gelding
owned by Mrs. William Kennedy of i
Boston, woulil make his first ap
pearance in the South
Squire” was brought to this coun
try a few years ago by Captain
Cory after winning important events
I'KOK K. t’.A.MKKON
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Two Moore coimty natives, Fxl.
wai'd A. Cameron of Jlanloy and
Fred H. Weaver of Aberdeen, will
be among the speaker.“» at the gath.
ering of Moore county alunini and
alunuiae of the I'niver.sity of North
(’: rnlina at the Carolina hotel in
Pinehurst tonight, P'riiiay for their
annual midwinter banqiiet. Mr. Cam.
I ittle !>''"f‘^“sor of Mathematics at
Chapel Hill, and Mr. Weaver tissisi-
ant to the Dean of Students.
Other speakers will be Ur. K. B.
House^ dean of the Administration
f)f the imiversity, and J. Maryon
Saunders, e.secutive secretai-y of the
in Ireland and Kngland. In this coun
try he was chnmpion jumper in the
National Horsp Show at Madison
Squire Garden last Fall. He will be
entered in the knockdown and out
class for which the top prize is
5100.00. Entered in the same class
will be "Lady Durham," a local horse
owned bj Mrs. W. O. Moss and rat
ed as one of the outstanding jumpers
in the South. Another outstanding
horse i.s "Erin’s Son,” <a chestnut
gelding owned by Mrs. Kennedy, en. i -
tered in the same class in which Local Team Seeks Revenge in
21 horses are registered. First Hij; Home Game
A buffet luncheon will be served | of Season
at the clubhouse between the morn-
ing and afternoon events, for exhibi. i The first big game of the Pine-
tors and guests of the Horse Show, I hurst polo season will be played Sun.
Please turn to page eight i 3:00 p. m. when the Sandhills
Cli-ncral Alumni As.'^oci.ition. Motion
lui'turcs of last fall's football games
also will be .shown dui ing the even
ing, find d.incing » i!l follim' Iho din
ner. Indications j)oint to the most in
teresting and best uttended dinner
.'Junmi jneetlr.g ever held in the
J. Talbot Johnson of Aberdeen
is president of the Moore County A.s.
.‘iociation, William S.ibiston of Car
thage in charge of the .sale of tick
ets, and Howard Burns of Southern
Pines in chaige of ])UbUcity. All
alumni and alumnae in the county
are invited, and reservations may be
made through any of the above.
$400 NEEDED FOR
LOCAL SHARE OF
jScuthern Pinos-!*inehurst Rais-
I inar 82,000 To Equip Unit
1 In France I
S(;00 RAISED HERE ^
BV STIU TIIKIIS Bl IIT
I don’t believe it is necessary to I
pxijjain to many people The Amer. 1
I ican Ambulant e, or. as it is officially;
’ known. The American l*’u*Id Service.]
What i.s v.-a.s, and u'h.it it is. During'
j the Inst ’A'a!’ it \\'as one of the most !
efficient Anieiicaii services in
I'l;inr<', and its effect between this
■ country and I''r;inre wa.s an enduring
1 ‘ne. It \c:i.s friendship bftween two
nations in o[ier;ilion; the bes’t
kind of liiison. As m;iny :i.s 2,r>no
Ai'.’.i'ric.'ins Ktrve.i in The .\merican
Fielil Service, ir.i lading .lackson Boyd
of Southern Pine:- and I’everly Wal
ter of Kn'>ll\vo(]d; .Tl Ambulance Sec
tion‘d were att'.ehed fi. Fn-nch di-■
vi.'^i'ins; .‘00 000 wounded were car.
ried fi’iiiii the fi'ont lines tfi first aid
drfs.sing .stations; and the French
govirnment awarded 10 decorations
and 200 Croix dn C.uerre. or Medai’.le
Militaire, or Legion d'Honneur to
That is a record.
Boost in Purses to $2,900
Attracting Record Entries
Coininff For Concert
FIVE VS, CAMDEN
HERE ON SUNDAY
S. P. CHAMBER OF
All Officers and Directors To
Serve Another Year.—\'(>te
Prizes for (iolf Event
Chan N. Page was re-elected pres.
Ident of the Southern Pines Cham
ber of Coni'merce at the annual meet-
Club will play the second game of a ing of the Boaixl of Directors held
British Author Tells
of London Blackouts
Capt. Stuart Cloete, fluest
Struthers Rurt, Talks at
I series with Camden. The South Caro,
i lina team defeated the Sandhills five
in Camden, S. C. 7 to 6, on Sunday,
I February 4. A pony kicked the win
A spirited competition is going on
in practice games here for starting
positions with what might be called
Directors of the Southern Pines j the varsity team. More than a dozen
Chamber of Commerce, lunching yes-; players are members of the Sand-
terday at the Country Club, heard a i hills squad and later the number is
first hand description of a London: likely to be doubled,
blackout fro<m. a prominent British j North Carolina has provided a
author, veteran of the last World | quota of these players and Earl
War. The speaker was Capt. Stuart | Shaw and Merrill Fink, who are
Cloete, author of "The Turning'i coaching the players, may decide la.
Wheels” and "Watch For the Dawn,” i ter to send an All-Carolina four into
who has been visiting Struthers j the Southern Circuit championship.
Burt for the past two weeks. Capt. ■ There would also be a Sandhills four
Cloete, is an officer of the Cold-1 in this April’s tournament,
stream Guards, fought through four| Shaw and Fink will trot out their
year# of the last war, was wounded j strongest players Sunday in an ef.
twice and gai?sed. He has spent the fort to even up the series with Cam-
past 15 years as a cattleman in South I den.
Africa. I North Carolina players on the
Capt. Cloete gave an interesting; Sandhills squad Include Henry Gib-
plcture of the difficulties of all kirids' gon Barnard, Jr., University of North
of traffic in London which might b.?
summed up in his statement that
“it’s not just a question of finding
Carolina student; Fred Wilmshurst,
Spray; B. R. Brown and R. B. Green,
Durban^; Capt. P. R. Miller, Capt.
the keyhole, but of finding your; Dave Erskine and Lt. Graham, all of
own house” when you go home at! Fort Bragg and A. H. Ellar of Wln-
nlght. Despite the problems, however, I ston.Salem.
Most recent addition to the Sand-
he said that Londoners had quickly
adjusted themselves to conditions and
were calm withal.
At the meeting Mr. Burt made a
plea for support for the ambulance
for France for which funds are be-1 the season,
raised In Southern Pines and
yesterday at the Southern Pines
Country Club. Charles W. Picqiiet
was re-elected vice.president, and H
J. Betterley .secretary and treasurer
The board of directors was also re.
elected for the current year.
At the meeting the directors ap
propriated .^iriO. for prizes for the
12th annual Women’s Mid-South golf
tournament tu be held at the local
Country Club on March 18, 19 and
20. It was announced at the meeting
that Miss Patty Berg, former na
tional champion, would defend her
title, and that Mrs, Estelle Lawson
Page, another former national cham.
pion, would be among the entrants.
Heavy Advance Sale
For Spicer Recital
Old Engli.sh and American Bal
lads To Be Heard Here on
The advance sale of tickets for
Earle Spicer’s recital of old English
and American ballads in the Southern
Pines school auditorium on the even
ing of February 26th indicates that
he will have a full house. A Canadian PUJLIV .STOf’KT()N, BOSTON
by birth Mr. Spicer made his pro- B.XNKF.It, PIES .\T
fessional debut in London in 1923,
After the war. The American F’ield
Service n'tnined its org'inizatiiin and
I'Sfd the ,?.')00,000 remaining of its
funds in ostnVjIishing scholarships to
-send French boys to American TTni.
ver.'-ities, and the other way around.
The Field Service is now reviving
its active ambulance end. Stephen
Galiitti, of Ifcw ''^qrk, .second in com
mand during the last war to the
Hon, Piatt Andrews, now dead, is
executive chairman and Thomas
Hitchcock is trea.surer. The intention
is to equip at lea.st 31 ambulances, a
number equal to tho.se in the last war,
and send them to France as soon as
possible to be ready for the definite
ly "Spinng Push.” Should this “Spring
Push” fortimately not happen, the
ambulance will be used elsewhere
where they are needed.
An ambulance and its maintenance
(including shipping charges, in.sur-
ance and spare parts) costs 52,000.00.
Each ambulance hears on a plaque
the name of the donors, individual
or pomnniity. From the time an am.
bulance is ordered imtil it can go in
to sei’vice takes a little more than
two and a half months. Two months
to build and .ship, and organize the
section of drivers with their officers;
three weeks to train the section. An
ambulance ordered now would reach
the front lines in France around the
7th of May. The war will probably
begin in April.
Eighteen or so ambulances have
already been donated, one, unle.ss I
am mistaken, by the city of Ashe-'
ville. Their sections are now being
M.XKIi IIOU .MA.\
;MANY TO HEAR
Head of Con.servatorv of .Mu.sic
at (Jreensboro College to
Play at Mid-I'ines Cluh
Returning for his sccond recita
here becau.se of the demand of those space.s in
who heard him last winter, Mark
Hoffman, noted concert pianist, will
appear at the .Mid-Pinos Club next
Monday iifternoon at 3:00 o'clock
and judging from the early demand
for tickets an even greater a.s.scm.
blage than greeted him on his pre
vious vi.sits will hear his program.
His vi.sit here is sponsored by Miss
Florence Campbell, and the popular
priced tickets are on .sale at Hayes’
Bookshop or by .Mi.s.s Campbell.
Mr. Hoffman, head of the Conser.
vatory of Music at Greensboro Col
lege, has announced his program as
Paganini Variations, Brahms;
Scherzo in C .sharp minor, Chopin;
Noctourne in G major, Chopin; Bal
lade in G minor
Twenty Horses Entered in Croa-
tan Event for Non-Win
ners Over Brush Cour.se
IWUKINd DE.MANI) HEAVY
Twenty hor.ses have been entered
in the $1,000 Croatan Steeplechase
of two miles over brush, an added
feature of the sixth annua! race
meeting of the Sandhills Steeplechase
and Racing A.^.sociation, to be run
over the picturesque Barber Estate
oourse midway between Southern
Pines and Pinehuist on Saturday af.
teinoon, March Uith. Kntrie.s for this
eyent closed with 'lUchard Wallach,
Jr.. racing secretary, last week.
This steeple<hase one of five
events on the card for the big af
ternoon in the Mooi'e county resoil
section, is for four-year.oids and up
ward tivit have not pievioiisjy won a
race over bi-u.sh fences. The purse
has been upped from ,'i:300 offered la.'it
year, and conditions changed to per.
mit non-winneis only to face the
Kntries for the four other races,
the Catawba, one and one-half niile.s
over huidles; the Sandhills f.Tial-
lenge Cup, three miles over timber;
the Yadkin .two miles over bru.sh,
and the Midland, one and one.quar-
ter miles on the flat, do not close
until Wrdne.sda.v, March 6th. Mr.
Wallach looks for record entries in
all events this spring, with all the
leading stables now in training in
the .south represented.
The course is in excellent condi.
tion, and the early demand for park.
the clubhou.se enclo.s-
ure is unprecedented, officials an
nounced yesterday. They ar^ on sale
at the association’s office in Dr.
N'eal's Veterinary Hciipital at the
race course. The purses this year
will total ,$2,000, uith trophies in ad
dition for winning (owners in the
timber and flat events.
H. Jenkins Dies
at Home in Richmond
Prominent Winter Resident
Southern Pines For Many
The funeral of Mrs. Tlo.sa B. Jen
kins who died suddenl,y after a
brief illnes.s was held in Richmond,
Chopin: Tango Virginia, last (Saturday. February
Americaine, J. A, Carpenter; Sighs, ISth. Mrs. Jenkins, the widow of the
or the Maiden and the Nightingale, the late Luther H. Jenkins, was
Granados; March Wind, Alkan-Mas, deeply interested all her life in many
Dowell. civic, religious ;-. nd charitable in.sti.
The .playing time i.s about 55 min- tutions of Richmond, her birthplace,
utes which will make the concert a where her family for generations
little over an hour.
The following are
organized, and the first ambulance; patronesses of the recital,
sails for France within a week or so. i Mrs. Preston T. KeKsey, Dr. I.sabel
The drivers are paid the few cen- i Grave.s, Misn Birdelia Bair, Mrs. C.
times a day of the French private; |M, Baxter. Mrs. TocJ Baxter, Mrs.
the officers pay all their own ex- Thomas McGraw, Mi.ss Elizabeth
pcn.se^r including uniforms, from the: Lees, Mrs. Ro.scoe F. Potts, Mr.s.
time they leave under Permit No. ’ Kenneth C. Decker, Mrs. Lawrence
94 of the Department of State and Barr, Mrs
(Pleane turn to pnrje five.)
was active in the upbuilding of that
patrons and community.
Mr.s. Jenkins, for many years a
winter resident of Southern Pines,
built one of the first houses on the
ridge in Weymouth Heights, and was
interested In the First Baptist
Church, the Moore County Hospital
and seveial local charities.
She is survived by two .son.s, L.
Hoivard Jenkins and Alfred Peython
John G. Erhardt, Stan,
ley D. Fobe.s, Mrs. London Blodgett,
j Mi.ss Catherine Pierson, Miss Mary Jenkins, both of Richmond, and two
1 Yeomans, M^ss Margaret Bishop, Mrs. daughters, MVs, E. Winslow Ware of
i George B .Graff Mr. and Mrs. Ar- Chestnut Hill, Mass., and Mrs. Eu.
i chibald D. Davis, Mr. and Mrs. Fran-' gene C. Stevens of Southern Pines,
Pinehurst. A subscription wa.s made
by the Cha'mi>er of Commerce dlrec.
PluXNS AB.VNDONED FOK
E,\STER SUNRISE SERVICE
Directors of the Southern Pines
Chamber of Commerce, in monthly
meeting yesterday, voted to discon
tinue plans for an Easter Sunrise
Service here, on petition of clergy’
and others. It was thought best to
leave to the churches their preroga.
tive of the religious obsen'ance of
hills line.up is a Yale player, Floyd i singing at Queens Hnll with an or- Philip Stockton, internationally; cis H. Robinson, Miss Crystelle Wag. ^ as well as three grandchildrc.n.
L. Carli.sle, Jr., of New York, who 1 che.stra conducted by Sir Henry known financier, chairman of the goner, Mr. and Mrs. Struthers Burt,
arrived this week to play with the'Wood. In this country he has ap-'hoard of directors of the First Na. Mi.ss Elinor Valentine, Mrs. E. A. “BEST 1ET" BRIIM«E PARTI
Pinehurst foursome for the rest ofIpeare<J with the New York, Cincin.l tiona! Bank of Boston and a director i Tracy, Mrs. Charles Durgin^ Mrs. PROMISED B\ J.W-CEKS
nati and Toronto Symphony Orche.s- m .57 corporations died at his home Edw. A. Campbell, Mr. and Mrs. Leo
I tras, the Bach Cantata Society of Boston last Sunday at the age of , Clifton l-Mller, Mrs Homer H. John-: The second in a series of those
KIW.\NI.S INTERN.XTIONAli New York, the Boston H.indel and (5,5 years. Mr. Stockton had been a son, Mrs. E. M. Swan. Miss Lucy, popular Jay.Cee bridge partie.s to be
PRESIDENT GUEST HERE; Haydn Society, and the Mendelssohn frequent visitor to the Sandhills, us- Swan, Mrs. E. Levis Prizer, Mrs. held this season will take place on
Choir Festival in Toronto. He is also ^aily as the guest of Mr. and Mrs. " (Please turn to page eight) ^ AVednesday evening. February 28th.
well know-n as a radio singer and Richard levering. Mr. and Mrs. Lov. j —— ■ , at the Civic Club. As iisual, all pro-
was at one time featured by the N. ering left here on Sunday night to- ABERDEEN JUNIOKS GIVE ^ eeeds of this event go to Boy ScB'.t
B. C over their entire hook.up as attend the funeral. ! VALENTINE CARNIVAL Troop No, 4. The only difference in
"The Story Singer” His repertoire! this party frnim, those held previous.
includes a vast number of operatic!
and other selections, but he special-1
Izes in the singing of old ballads, ani a chimney fire at the re.sidence of: night in the new auditorium. Each, ed. Players are advised to buy their
The Rev. Howard J. Chldley of
Winchester, Mass., gave an Interest
ing talk on “Youth, The Community
and the The Church” before tbe
Sandhills Kiwanis Club on Wednes
day at the Presbyterian Church
building In Aberdeen.
International President of Kiwan.
Is, Bennett O. Kudson of MiTinesota,
will spend Sunday In Pinehurst and
will receive local Kiwanians at
Judge Armstrong’s cottage between
5:00 and 7:00 p. m.
Aberdeen Junior Clas.>) spon-
Valentlne Carnival, Monday
ly, is that it will be better than
ever. The usual full house is expect-
by the following ladies of Southern
(Please turn to Page Four)
street, the property of Miss Clara
K. R(iwe, suffered no damage.
art of which he Is a recognized mas-i Nick Crotty at 6:30 o’clock Wednes-j year the Junior Class ®ome j tickets In advance from any member
ter. j day night called out the Southern
Mr. Spicer’s recital is sponsored pines department. The house, locat-
by the Southern Pines Library andi ed on Ohio avenui east of May
kind of project to raise money for] of the Junior Chamber of Commerce,
the Junior-Senior banquet. A large j Fifty cents each is the price.
crow\i attended and the Juniors real-j Prizes for high score at each ta-
ized the sura of $40.00 for their ef. | ble, and plenty of refreshments are
forts. promised by the sponsors.