FIRST IN NEWS,
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 19, No. 13.
MOORE C'Ol NTY’S
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen.North Canilina. Friday, Fel>riiary 23. 1!)40.
FOR FINLAND” ARE
Campaif^n Launched in Sand
hill by Struthers Burt and
William H. Watt
HILL IS STATE CHAIRMAN
With George Watts Hill of Dur.
ham and Knolhvoocl as State Chair-
Attache of British Embassy Is
Overnight Guest in Aberdeen Jail
II Takes Special Session of Court
To Send Him On His Way
This Is the story of a special ex.
traordinary session of Moi)re Coun
ty Recorder's Court held at tfifi re
quest of the British Embassy In
It seems that a young man was
driving: north through Aberdeen the
other nighty and missed U. S. 1 at
man, and Struthers Burt and William 4,,^ ^ola plant turn, proceeding
H. Watt local chairmen for Southern i on toward Haeford. When he reached
Pines and Pinehurst, respectively, a ; the Seaboard tracks on South street
campaign is being launched here to- ^ realized his error, and stet ted to
day for Fighting Funds for Finland. ^
, .1 front wheels of his car dropped off
This is part of a nationwide campaign 1 . ^ ... _
m a ditch, halting further progress.
to raise money for military use in jjg proceeded to investigate and
Finland, with Maj. Gen. John F. j was stretched iindei- the car to as-
O’Ryan, former commander of the j certain what damage, if any. had
27th Division of the American Ex- i when an Aberdeen police.
I.’ »u ,!• i appeared. All this looked queer
peuitionary torce m the World War,, ‘ '
. I to the officer of the law. who forth.
as National Chairman. I i.u .. 1 u ... 1
I with took the young man by the col.
Though but a few weeks old, j i^r to the cooler, A search of his
Fighting Funds for Finland, Inc., has 1 pockets revealed a couple of bottles
already forwarded one $25,000 check i of something or other, so a chiirge
to the Finnish Embassy in Washing
ton, and has $300,000 additional in
was lodged against the motorist of
‘‘driving under the influence either of
, liquor or narcotics.”
oonations going forward within the, ,,, ,, .. .
“ “ i Well, it seema that the prisoner
next few days, according to Mr. Burt, ‘ . , , _
“ ’ i was stone deaf except when he wore
v’ho in addition to being Southern' . j .v, »
® an earphone, and that his earphone
Pines chairman, is vice-chairman
North Carolina. |
Mr. Burt reported yesterlay that knew he was behind locked doors and
he had already received $1,100 in do-; beneath barred windows,
nations from the Sandhills, though, Morning came, and he succeeded in
the local campaign is barely under repairing his hearing apparatus and
way. This amount has been forward.! invoking inquiries as to the cause of
ed to Chairman Hill at Durham. I his detention. Learning of the
Free Will Donations j charge against him, which was a
“There will be no solicitation; none ! complete surprise, he asked for coun
will be needed, judging from the way | &rid was referrecl to the law firm
money is coming in,” said Mr. Burt; Johnson & McCluer. These attor-
yesterlay. “We are just asking those ' rieys waited upon him and were
who feel the way most of us do about nskod to telej.hone the British Em.
Finland to send what they can af. bassy in \Va.shingt..n for instruction.-!,
ford to to me, or to Mr. Watt in. They called W'ashington.
Pinehurst. Checks should be made: Yes, the gentleman under arrest
out to ‘Fighting Funds for Finland, i "’as an attache of the British Ern.
Inc. and they will be forwarded by bassy. fWouUI they dc^ everytliing
us to the national headqua. ters for , possible to effect his release prompt,
presentation to Ambassador Procope ly? No, he did not drink; some mis.
In Washington. One hundred percent! (Please turn to page ten)
of this moey will go to ^'inland, as] '
administrative expenses are being, Sroiits of 11 Counties
paid from other contributions made, rnmn in roilTltv
«-specially for that purpose. We cani vamp HI l.,OUniy
use everything from quatters up.” I -i o 1 „
. . u Occoneechee Council Seeks Site
In launching the national cam- Water.-Fine
paign General O Ryan said in New
“Co-ordiated barbarism is on the
Meeting Held Here
The regular w>nthly meeting of
inarch against the unco-ordinated na.' District of the Oc.
lional units of civilization, and la „ „
„ . , T,v,- cnjicechee Scout Council was held on
knocking them off piecemeal. The!
American conscience and American | Wednesday evening in the Scout Hut
ideals demand realistic aid to the men in Southerr Pines. Claud Humphreys,
Scout E^xecutivc from Raleigh, at.
tended and N. L. Hodgkins, County
chairman, presided. The Committee
chairmen for 1940 were announced
STTE AND FEDFJl.M.. INCOME g,, follows: N. L,. Hodgkins, Southern
TAX EXrERTS COMING HERE, p,„gg phainnan; H. Lee Thomas,
cf Finland^ now on the firing line de.
fending their families, their homes
and their country.
Carthage, vice-chairman; M. P. Wil.
John Thomas, deputy commission.L,on, Pinehurst. commissioner; Leland
«r of the State Revenue department, i Pinehurst, secretary; Paul
■will be at the Broad Street Phar-, gutigr. Southern Pines, Court of
macy, Southern Pines all day on | Honor; R. N. Hassell, Southern Pines,
March 4th to assist taxpayers in pre.l secretary Court of Honor; Rev. T. A.
paring and filing their State income | Southern Pines, Camping
an'1 Intangible tax returns. j Activities; Dr. J. P. Bowen, Aber.
A deputy collector of Internal! and Safety; L. V. O'Cal.
Revenue will be at the Southern Pines, i^ghan, Southern Pines, Training;
postoffice on February 26th to aid ^ Gordon Cameron, Pinehurst. Organ-
tavpayers In preparing their federal j i^ation ad Extension. Troop represen.
returns. You are required to file a j tatives on the board are Willard Dun.
return if your net Income Is $1,000 ,„p -proop 7 Pinehurst; H. C. Blue,
or over or your gross income is 43^ Aberdeen; Dr. G. G. Herr^
$5,000 or over, if single; or your
ret Is $2,500 or over or gross $5,000
BOARD OF BOYS
Huge Entry To Attract
Crowd to i> '>ern Pines
Horse ShoVi king Today
Publisher To Speak
Experienced Educator To Be
Hiadmaster of Preparatory
FI \i) c.\>ii‘.\k;n ursHKi)
At a joint meeting of the !<><ecu. |
tive Committee of the projected 1
North Carolina Preparatory Scoool
for Hoys and a special committee
of the Chnrlottc tru.stees and other
ii.teri'sted citizens, held in Charlotte
on Kobruary 15th. announcment was
imflde of the appointment of Thomas
Burton to the office of Headmaster
of t!ie .school bein" established ;n
the Sandhills, hDlfwny between Fin«.
hurst and Southern Pines.
The .selection of Mr, Burton, who
is an outstanding leader in the field
cf preparatory education, was "ia;:el
after eight months of investlgitlon |
and .search by a special committe? of
the board for an educator of thor-!
ough experience in the type of school
For 20 years Mr. Burton ha« been
connerted with excellent preparatory
schools and al.so has an estah'.ished
reputation as a student and k\7 T'A
ity on certain aspects of the ''••'’r’t (jrtJlil/Ull lIllA 1 lU
in both public and private school'?, j
}le has collarobated with such well,
l>nown members of the far i,Ity of
the Teachers College of Columbia |
Fall Week-End of Festivities on j University as Professors Strayer and;
]M(>rninft Classes Start at lO^OO
and Aftern(K)n at 2:00 at
New Show Hinjj
HOSPITAL BAIl ^
TO BE HELD EVE
!» HI NT TEAIMS SHOWING
Sandhills Program for
Englehardt in preparation of their;
publications. He has completed two
years of speciul study in the Grad,
uate School of Education at Har-
Plans for the Hospital Ball to be
given under the auspices of the' yard University.
Moore County Hospital Auxiliary atj To l*«hllsh Book
Winston-Salem Publisher at Civ
ic Club Tonii;ht.—Hij; Meet
ing Next Tuesday
W'ith a total of 189 entries in it.s
M cla.s.'t's, and pn;«. tictaii ■ every
, parking .space .sold, the fii-.st annual
I Spring Honse Show at the Southern
! Pines Country Club today will set a
I precedent for tis successors that will
j be hard to beat. Given a clear day,
j the new show ring will present a col
orful picture this morning and after
noon. the morning cla.s.ses .starting at
10:00, the afternoon at 2;00 o’clock.
Twenty.eight leading hunters will
vie for honors in the event for work,
in^ hunters. Listed among the o"t-
■standing horses in this class are
Mrs. George W. Johnson’.s blue roan
gelding, “Cheerio,” a three-quarter
bred hunter and winner In numerous
hunting events: "O’Moriaty,” big
gelding of Mrs. Wllli.am J. Stratton
of Princeton. N. J.; “Goldenmas,”’
from the stables of Mrs. William J.
Kennedy of Dedham. Mass., and “Hal.
low Gold,’ ’seven.year old chestnut
gelding, also entered by Mrs. Ken
Dennis Crotty, show manager, haa
announced a record entry of nine
teams in the hunt team cla.ss. Among
horses showing will be “WTilte Spats.”
black gelding from the stables of
Mrs. George W. Johnson, F?nglewood,
N. J., “Cheerio.” and “Lady-Go_
Lightly”, other entries from the sta
bles of Mrs. Johnson who will vie a_
(rainst “Big Storm,” chestnut geldlnp
and “Lucky Busk.” chestnut gelding,
both owned by Afrs. George Watts
Young Democrats will be active
tiie Pinehurst Country Club on Fri-1 From Columbia University Mr.during the next few days. To
day evening, March 15th are going Burton received both his Bachelor’s Young
.steadily for^vard, according to an. and his Ma.ster’s degree, and in June Democrats of Southern Pines will Hill of Durham, and “Orati.-n H,”
nouncemcnt from the chaifman of viMll receive from Harvard the degree Gordon Gray, publisher of the chestnut gelding owned by Ernest
the Ball Committee, Mrs. l>urt Hunt ^f Doctor in Education when he pre. \^’in.sto/i.,Salem Journal and former I White of ,Syracu.se, N. Y.
of Southern Pines. The affair Is al_ opnts his completeil thesis on The pj-ej(iQpf,f ^f the Yoimg Democrats In the class for middle and heavy-
ways one of the highlights of the pontrol and Administration of In. pf jjorth Carolina. Thi.s meeting will weight hunters, 23 jumpers are en-
social season in the Sandhills and i.^ iiependent Schools.' This Is the first ^pen at S:00 o'clock, with no charge tenenl. Heading the class for light_
looked forward to by scores of res- fomprehenslve treatise on this sub- f^r admission and all corrliall.v In- weight hunters, in which there are
idents and visitons. It will precede tf,nt has been prepared in Amer. County Solicitor W. A. Leland 1 fientris. are "Oration IV\ and “Hi’n
the Steeplechase races, scheduled for jt i.s based on the writers own McKpjthen will introduce the speak. Mlchty,” the slx.year old chestnu
the following day, Saturday, and the fxperience covering a period of 20
double event will assure the Sand- ^ and a study of over 100 of the, arrangements
hills resorts of full week.end of preparatory schools. It h t> be ■ completed for a meeting
festivities. , published and made available ii; book Yoimg Democratic Club of the
Sidney’s Orchestra of Washington,: ^ne of the large educ.itlonal
(Please turn .0 page four)
D. C., will furnish the mu.sic. Sidney, |
iis he is familiarly known In thei
Capitol, is bringing seven of hls^
inien to Pinehurst. This orchestra l.Sj
very popular in embassy circles and
is known to many in this section for
its fine performances.
On the evening’s program will be
the awarding of a Plymouth four,
door sedan, double silver fox scarfs,
and several smaller items. Mrs. Frank! Of unusual interest is the banquet
W McCluer Jr., of Southern Pines cloth and twelve napkins, soon to be
heads the Car Committee, and Is awarded some fortunate individual
belrg assisted by Mrs. George Lon-! for the benefit of St. Anthony’s
Replica of Dinner Set To Be
Awarded Here Was Sold
don of Southern Pines. The silver
fox scarfs, on display at franjean’s In
Southern Plne.s, are from the White
Grass Ranch in Jackson Hole, Wy
oming ,about a mile from the ranch
of Struthers Burt. They are magnif.
icrnt .skins, valued at $400 00. Mrs.
Paul C. Butler and Mrs. CTareno^ Kd.
son are In charge of tickets for the
fur in Southern Pines, with Mf.® Wal-
Church, Southern Pines. The cloth,
three yards long and napkins of din.
ner size, are a combination of lace
and embroidery. They are exquisite
examples of fine needlework of the
Queen Margharita Lace School, es.
tablished and long maintained under
the royal patronage of the mother
of the present King of Italy.
Only two sets of this particular
ter D. Hyatt of Pinehurst, Mrs Hen- pattern were made at this school,
ry A. Page Jr. of Aberdeen md One was acquired by Mrs. Edith
Mrs. Wilbur’Currie of Carth'^g.i as. Rockefeller McCormick of New York
f,isXir\g. i Chicago. Following her death her
Patronesses for Ball ' fii.c collection of art treasures was
Among patronesses f>»r the b.^ll disposed of at auction. Her set of
Eighth District to be held Tuesday
night, February 27th, at the Dunes
gelding of Miss Nancy Johnson of
RnglewDod. N. J.
.lumping Prl/.e $100
The open jumping sweepstake
with top prize of $100.00 has attrpct-
ed a field of 15 entries with “Ri.sing
Club. 1. N. Clegg, .ir., of Carthage is „ ex.member of the Canadian
chairman of the committee in charge , Horse Show team, owned by
of arrangements for the conclave. y . ..Tony-
All Young Deirhocrats from each apetj black gelding entered by First
of the twelve counties of the district ggj j Gwin of Ford Bragg,
have been Invited to attend. Thi.s is | “Jumping Jack” from the stables of
the initial quarterly meeting of the ^ Mrs. Fay Ingalls of Hot Springs, Va.,
Young Democratic Clubs of the dis- j g^d “Six Spot”, the aged black gel.
trlct and It promise* to be a most ■ rfing from Fort Bragg entered by
successful event In every w'ay. p. y. Pace, the favorites in
The meeting will open Tuesday 1 this class,
night at 8:00 o’clock with a ban. | Twenty entries have been recelv-
quet at which a general discussion | p(j the ladles’ hunter class, no less
of the political affairs of the day' than 24 in the hunter hack class, and
will take place. Several prominent other cla.sses on the card are al.
leaders of the Young Democracy of j
the state will be present. Among the. ‘ ^een put in fine
notables invited are Forrest Pollard, ,
prominent young D-.rham attorney,, ,old
president of the Young Democratic | ^elng
Clubs of North Carolina. ’ provided to take care of the ex-
follo<ring the banquet the Dunes : record-breaking crowed for
Club orchestra will furnish music i
or over if married and living with
wife or husband.
AN HEIK TO THRONE OF
SWEDEN GUEST HFJIE
Prince Berti!, grandson of Gustav
V, son of Crown Prince Gustav
Adolph and as such an heir to the
throne of Sweden, is spending several
days as a guest at the Mid-Pines
Club. With him here are Assar Ga-
bri<»lsBon, head of the largest auto
mobile company in Sweden, and Gun.
nar Haggloff, chief of the Trade
department of the Swedish Foreign
office. They are here for golf and
for a dance and the two floor shows I
to be given the guests by the Dunes ^
Tickets for the occa.slon are now
on sale in each county of the dls- j
trlct and may be secured from mem.'
bcrs of the district .social committee
in each county. The price of the
tickets are $1,150 and Young Demo
crats who wish to attend this gala;
(Please turn to page Ten)
are Mrs. Norwood Johnst.m, Mrs. banquet cloth and napkins was sold
^ . Charles T. Crocker. Mrs. H. 1’. Hot. for $1,500.00.
Troop 63, Southern Pines; Morris Leonard Tufts. M--P. The second set, donated for the
Johnson, Troop 73, Southern Pines; j^pbert McClellan, Mrs. Isabel Me- benefit of St. Anthony's Church, Is
W. D. Sablston, Troop 4.5, Carthage; Mrs. J. Pryor Wl'liamson. ^^w within easy reach of some lover
W. Stewart Evans, Troop 74, Heonp;. „ Beckwith, Mrs. George T.| of fine needlework, tickets being on ] occasion are urged to purchase their
Fred Davis, Troop 76, Vass. I punlap. Mrs. T. A. Chtatham. Mrs. gale for the small sum of twenty-five ^ tickets by Saturday, Febri ry 24th,
Occoneechee Council, embracing (piease turn to page four) j cents or five for one dollar.
eleven counties announced, through j g^t of like kind will ever again
Mr. Humphreys, that the Council louis JOHNSON, ASSISTANT 'be offered. War conditions preclude
secretary OF WAR, HFJIE the possibility of such handwork
1 coh^ing to America for a very long
might be located in Moore county
since, of all the counties in the coun.
cll Moore Is the only one with clear
w.a1er. Father Williams suggested
the following six places for consid.
cration; Jackson Springs Lake,
Thagards Poifd, Crystal Lake at
Lakevlew, Watson’s Beach .the Bar
ber Estate and a campsite on the
Boyd Estate. Mr. Humphreys plans
to bring the Occoneechee Council
Cttoiplng Board to view the places.
Louis Johnson, Assistant Secretary time. This set will be awarded at a
of War, arrived at the Knollwood, card party to be held in Southern
Airport ’ here yesterday afternoon in; pines on Tuesday, March 26th. An.
a big twin-irotored Douglas plane, nouncement will be made shortly as
Mr. Johnson was driven to the Car-1 to places and dates for the exhibi.
ollna at Pinehurst where he is ex.j tlon of the cloth and napkins. Note
pected to spend the week-end. The
ship, after spending the afternoon
at the airport, was flown to Fort
the dates. See the set. Buy some
tickets. Help the cause. You may be
the winner of this rarely beautiful
as no tickets will fee on sale
’THE SPICFJl RETITAL
Through an error, the article con
cerning the recital to be presented
on Monday night in Southern Pines
by Earle Spicer, .noted baritone, ap.
pears under the heading “Mark Hoff,
man” on Page 9. The Pilot regrets
the error and refers the reader to the
announcement of this presentation by
the Southern Pines Library.
Lights Off Sunday
Carolina Power & Light Co.
To Su.spend Service From
2:30 Until 3:30 P. M.
Weather permitting, electric
service will be interrupted in that
stction of Southern Pines north of
New York avenue and east of the
Seaboard Air Line Railway from
2:30 p. m. to 3:30 p. m. Sunday,
February 25th, to enable linesmen
to do necessary and Important
maintenance work, the Carolina
Power and Light Company an.
“By this short iterruptlon we
will avoid a much longer and ser.
ious interruption at a most in
convenient time. We appreciate
the cooperation of our customers
in this matter,” the announcement