FIRST IN NEWS,
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
VOL- 19 — NO. 18.
Southern Pines and Aberdeen. North Carolina. Friday, March 29, 1940
TEN HORSES FROM
RACES AT CAMDEN
Mrs. Hill, Laing, Cashion and
Tuke Send Steeplechasers
To Carolina Cup
CROWD FROM HERE GOING
* The eleventh annual Carolina Cup
races at Camden. S. C., tomorrow,
Saturday, will have a distinctly
Sandhills flavor through the en.
try of some ten horses which have
been In training in Southern Pines
throughout the winter season ,and
it is expected that more than the us.
ual number from here will be at
the historic and picturesque Spring
dale course when the starter lets
’em go for the first event.
There are six races on the Cam.
den card, and there wil be one or
r.iore entries from here in each. Geof
frey Laing, local trniner, will send the
fleet Mansfield Pari?, owned by Paul
G. Daly of New York, to the bar
rier in the fenture Carolina Cup
evont over timbor .and if Mansfield
Park fvipves as he did in the Sand,
hills Challenge Cup race l’*'re ho
will rate with the favorite.s. The Daly
horse was away out in front when
a broken stirrup leather re.sulted in a
lo.‘t riiler on the last lap, and experts
believe he would have nm off with
the cup which went to Postman
Home. ‘‘Geoff has his heart set on
winning a Carolina Cnf) event, a
race in which his brother, the late
Noel Laing rode the famed Trouble
Maker to glorious victory some years
Young Laing is also running
Thomas B. Gay’s Betty Tour and his
Le.slie MVer in one of the hurdle
events on Saturday’s card, and will
put A. J. Sackett’s Lancashire in
the flat race.
Sir Koster To Rutt
Mrs. George Watts Hill's Sir Kos-
ter, second in the $1,000 Croatan
Steeplechase over brush at the Sand
hills meeting, will carry the Hill col
ds in one of the brush raoes, and
is reported in the pink of condition.
Arthur McCashion, who has been
training here this winter, will run
his Proud Marcus over hurdles at
Camdon, and G. C. Tuke, trainer for
Mrs. R. H. Ingalls, is running her
Johnny Tight and U's King Cob
in hurdle events.
Carleton H. Palmer of New York
and Southern Pines will have two
or more horses in timbor and brush
Word came from Camden yester
day of a special match race for a
sizeable purse, to start tomorrow’s
program. Mrs. DuPont Weir’s Gold,
en Oak, winner of The Imperial Cup
at /.iken last Saturday, will run
agaiiist F. Ambrose Clark's Bache
lor Philip, winner of the same Aiken
event in 1939, each horse carrying
140 pounds. As these are considered
two of the best hurdle horses in the
country, the race will add lm(uch
excitement to the day’s card.
Camden also reported eight en
tries for the Carolina Cup race over
timber, in<|!uding Faction Fighter,
Catraz, Mansfield Park, Home Sweet
Home, Postman Home. Gil Bias and
Escape, all of which ran in the Sand
hills Cup here, and Magic Man, owned
by D. P. Cheff of Holland, Michi
James Boyd of Southern Pines
is on the Carolina Cup Committee
and will be one of the Sandhills del
egation at the Springdale course
Saturday. His brother, Jackson H.
Boyd, and Richard Wallach, Jr., rac
ing secretary of the Sandhills asso
ciation, will be officials at the meet
ing. A large number from here plan
to Inotor down to Camden Saturday
looming. Several luncheon parties
will precede the races, and the Car
olina Cup Ball will be held at E. G.
Fitzgerald's Kirkwood Hotel that
Painter, a Success Despite Loss
Of Use of Limbs, To Exhibit Here
Earle Bailly, Whose Works Hang
in House of Commons and
White House, at IMne Needles
TO MEET TUESDAY
The Women's Missionary Society
of the Southern Pines Baptist
Church will meet Tuesday, April 2
at 3:00 o’clock at the Jefferson Inn.
An event of unusual interest
which residents of the community,
members of the winter colony and
visiting hotel guests are cordially
invited to attend, will be the exhibi
tion of the paintings of Evern Earle
Bailly to be held at the Pine Needles
Club on Thursday, April 4th from
2:00 to 6:00 in the afternoon.
An artist of distinction, who has
had his paintings shown at the Royal
British Academy in London, the
Philadelphia Art Alliance, Montreal
Art Association and Pennsylvania
Academy, as well as holding one man
-shows in Palm Beach, Toronto, Ro.
Chester and other leading cities, Mr.
Bailly is to be greatly commended
because of the tremendou.s handicaps
under which he has achieved success.
Born at Lunenbur-g, Nova Scotia,
he last the use of feet and hands at
the age of three through an attack
of infantile paralysi.s. With undaunt
ed courage and spuricd always by
the relentle.ss u'.ge to paint, Karle
Bailly taught him.«elf the difficult
art of creating beautiful pictures by
holding his brush between his teeth,
and it was not until the summer of
19.^1 when he had already won some
recognition, that he studied under
George Pierce Ennis at Eastport.
Win Pri/,es on Merit
Even if his pictures were the woik
of an artist who painted in the con
ventional way they would be pleasing
to artist and layment alike, for he
manages to capture the poetic lure of
the sea, tall.masted ships, wide
beaches and rock-bound coast, so ty
pical of his native land. That their
merit is not exaggerated by the hu
man interest elicited by their coura.
geous author, is proved by the fact
that in many cases the selection was
made for outstanding exhibitions by
a committee which did not know the
I . .
I In addition to having his pictures
hung in the White House, House of
Commons, Royal Bank of Canada and
Warm Springs Foundation, many pri
vate collectors have one or more of
Mr. Bailly’s paintings, among them:
Leighton McCarthy, K. C. of Toron
to; Morris Wilson, president of the
Royal Bank of Canada, Montreal;
George Matthew Adams, well known
American columnist; Hugh Dillman
of Palm Beach, and President Roose-
During her visit to the United
States and Canada last year Earle
Bailly was presented to her Majesty
Queen Elizabeth and presented her
with an autographed oil to be carried
back as a gift for the Princess Eliz
abeth The subject of the painting
was “Peggy’s Cove” a spot in Nova
Scotia known as an artist’s and writ
In addition to his talent as a
painter in oils and water colors, Mr.
Bailly has a fine baritin evoice and
has sung in a number of radio pro
Judffe Cowper Presides
at Superior Court Term
Two Divorces Granted Tuesday.
—Case of Jenkins vs. Cole
Hospitals and Orphans’ Homes
Granted Aid For
EXPECT $7,000 HERE
Of Voters in Moore County
Ordereijr^v Election Board
J. H.\\\IJ:Y POOLE
I M^'. Poole, former 'Representative
i from Moore county in the General
' Assembly at Raleigh, has announced
; his candidacy for the Democratic
‘ noniinati'^n this Spring. Mr. Poole
I resides in West End.
HUNTER TRIALS AT
THE PADDOCK ARE
Hiff Crowd Sees Horses Perform
Over Picturesque Course
in Southern Pines
FOXHOUNDS ON P.\RADE
A term of Superior Court for the
trial of civil cases convened in Car
thage Tuesday morning with Judge
G. V. Cowper of Kinston presiding.
Verdicts favorable to the plaintiffs
were returned in two divorce cases
Tuesday morning, Mary Loggias
versus Charlie Loggins and Mattie
Beal F^lce versus Rayjnond P.
At noon Tuesday it was clear that
the remainder of the day would be
taken up by a land case in which
F. C. Jenkins and wife were plain,
tiffs and Charlie Cole and others
the defendants, so It was decided to
postpone all cases appearing on the
calendar for Tuesday until Thursday
so that Monday’s and Tuesday’s
cases could be cleared on Tuesday
and Wednesday, no court having been
held on Monday.
A large and enthusiastic crowd
witnessed the third annual Southern
Pines Hunter Trials held last Satur
day afternoon at The Paddock, and
saw the pick of fencing horses take
the varied jumps typical of the local
hunting country without a mishap to
mar the occasion. As these trials al
ways are, it was a colorful event,
topped by a parade of the Moore
Ct>unty Hounds and the hunt staff.
The Southern Pines Library bcn-
cfitted from the sale of parking
spaces, netting approximately $100.
Long Reach, chestnut mare owned
by Boyiston A. Tompkins of New
York and ridden by his son Tommy
won the open hunters class. Idle
Chatter, dark chestnut gelding own
ed and ridden by Jackson H. Boyd
of Southern Pines, was second and
Bunree-Boy, big chestnut gelding en
tered by William A. Laing of Amiss-
ville, Va., and ridden by Goeffrey
Laing was third.
Lady Go Lightly, brown mare
from the stables of Mrs. George W.
Johnson of Englewood, N. J., with
Nick Crotty in the saddle, won the
blue ribbon in the class for light
weight working hunters. Virginia
Girl, owned by Lloyd Tate of Pine-
hurst, with Billy Tate up, was sec
ond. Moore Co inty, an entry from
Mile-a-vyay Stables of Southern Pines,
with Johnny Voss up, came in third.
O’Mariety, big bay gelding owned
by William J. Stratton of Soulhern
Pines and ridden by Mrs. Stratton,
led a field of eleven and won the
blue ribbon in the class for middle
weight working hunters. Mrs. George
W. John.son’s roan, Cheerio, with
Nick Crotty up, came in for second
place, and Persimmon, owned by
James Boyd of Southern Pines, with
James Boyd, Jr., up was third.
Corbett Alexander of Pinehurst,
riding Tramp, set the pace over the
picturesque course in the class for
hunt teams of three horses. His team
comprised Miss Edith Dent of Green,
wich, Conn., and Dan Boyd of South
The team taking second place was
piloted by Roberta Johnstone of New
York, on Windy. In her team were
Geoffrey Laing of Southern Pines
and Lloyd Tate, Jr. Persimmon, own.
ed by James Boyd and ridden by
James Boyd, Jr., led the third place
Lieut.-Col. I. T. Wyche of Fort
Bragg was judge.
A total of $961,250 was appropriat-
ed by the Duke Endowment at its
trustees’ meeting in New York on
: Tuesday for 120 hospitals and 42
orphans’ homes in the two Carolinas.
^ This is the P-ndowment’s annual con
tribution toward the support of
^ charity cases in these institutions.
No appropriation was made at
Tup.sday's meeting for the Moore
County Hospital. Asked by The Pilot
why the local institution was not in
cluded, Paul Dana, treasurer of the
I "The application of the
Moore County Hospital was delayed
I due to the illne.ss of my.seif and
! other officials, and did not roach
the triLstees in time to be 'acted
upon at Tuesday’s .se.ssion. It will
be considered, with others received
Into, at a subseciuent mooting, and
it is expected we will be allotted
the customary one dollar per day
per charity patient -sOme time in
•April. Our figures indicate the
.Tmount shfmid be approximately $7,-
OOn thi.s year.”
The annual meeting of the Board
nf Directois of the Moore County
Hospital will be held at the hos
pital on Tuesday evening, April 9th,
at which time officers and directors
will be elected for the ensuing year.
Dinner will be seiTed at 7:30 o’clock
to be followed by the business meet
ing, George H. Maurice, president,
will preside, and annual reports will
be read by Trea.surer Dana and by
. Edwin T. McKeithen, business man-
Aid in Fighting Grass Fires
in Aberdeen. Have Two
'"ear 1908 Believed Last Tim*
New Books Were Opened
. For Enrollment
J. % if BOARD CHAIRMAN*
The Moore County Board of Elec
tions met Saturday in the court
house in Carthage for the purpose of
organizing. John A. Fry was elected
chairman and A. S. Ruggles, secre-
The board ordered a complete re.
The Southern Pines firemen had a
busy pre-Easter week-end with every
blast of the alarm calling out swarms
of spectators. A run to the home of
Ben Morgan at Niagara was the op.
ening call. This was followed by an , ‘"r
appeal for assistance from Abtrdeen =. t e county,
whose firemen were fighting the fire ^ majority
at the old McKeithen home at 1:30
... the body adiouraed to meet ap-ain
o’clock, Friday. There a gra.ss fire again
1 .. AL fr. . April 6 for the appointment of
starting near the Taylor chemical » j • .
1 «. t i I egistrars and judges of the election
I plant -swept the cre-st of Page Hill. ‘ eiecuon.
1, . , . , , When asked how long it had been
the busk wind sweeping sparks into „. ^
, , . , . e Moore county h.id had a com.
v\ood piles chicken houses and out-
wi,h ,h„ .1,1
Southom Pine, rinebiufr anJ Pine ™
hurst firemen these fires were ex
At 11:30 o’clock Saturday morning^
a grass and brush fire originating in
the rear of hou.ses on Orchard Road
' again called out the department, and
at 1:1.') o'clock that afternoon another
; alarm was sounded foi' a blaze in
i the roof shingles of the home of M.
in 1908. although he was not posi
tive about the matter. Several oth.
trs were asked the same question
t'ut the inquirer was never able
get the date firmly e.stablished.
Judge Rowe’s nicmory was not clear
on the matter: Ben H. Wood of Vass
"was not here that far back;” W.
Duncan Matthews was inclined to
think that there had not been one
Kiwanis Hears Golf
History and Prospects
_ i.iiiiiiv tiirtt tut* X e f
H. Turner on Massachusetts avenue.
Danvige by fire and water slight. ' .
Speaking ol general registration.s
called to the Southern Pines lawyer's
'niind the first year the women were
registered. Mr. Matthews, who at
that time resided in Vass, was reg-
i.«trar there. Two school teachers
whom he knew well and their mother
came in to register. Knowing that
they were well educated he did not
ask them if they were able to read.
pre.sented on Wednesday, was a brii.i ^ -standing by
,.4. . , when her time came to register,
liant success, with hunters and t
.'fr, Matthews not k/icwing anything
jumpers featuring full moining and ^ about her educational attainments,
afternoon programs. The hunter asked her to read from the Consti.
championship went to Sauntering, a tution.
Nicoll Thompson Says Game Has
Not Scratched Surface
in this Country
Nicpll Thomp.son, of Hamilton.
Ontario, who started his connection
with the game of golf as a caddy in
! 1892, and has been prominent in the
^ aport ever since, talked on “Golf
■ Yesterday and Today” at the weekly
Sandhills Kiwanis Club meeting on
Wednesday at the Southern Pines
Country Club. Mr. Thompson says
we haven’t scratched the surface in
the game on this side of the Atlantic
as yet. In Great Britain 38 percent
of the population play the game;
over here only five percent play in
Canada, only seven percent in the
He spoke of the part Pinehur.st
has played in the development of
the game in this country ,and sang
the praises of the courses in Pine
hurst and Southern Pines since the
establishment of grass greens.
F. P. Tucker, former president of
the Albany, N .Y. Kiwanis CTub, fol
lowed Mr. Thomson on the program
and made a very inspirational as well
as amusing talk.
All Day Horse Show at
Pinehurst Biff Success
Mrs. Rufus E- Finch’s Sounter-
ing Wins Hunter Champion
ship, Army .lumper Slake
Pinehurst’s one-day horse show.
hay mare owned by Mrs. Rufus E.
Finch of Rumson, N. J., and the
$100 stake class for jumpers was
won by Six Spot, ably ridden by Ser
According to the lawyer’s version
of the affair, .she bawled him out to
a fare you well, then pitched in to
reading. After the first few words
PrBLIO MEETING ON
TIIE JAP.XNF^SE EMB.VRGO
All who believe that in continuing
to supply Japan with materials es
sential to its program of aggression
in China this country is pursuing a
course of action both morally inde
fensible and contrary to its best in
terests from a realistic point of view,
are invited to attend an open meet
ing for the discussion of the ques
tion and possible action, to be held
at the Southern Pines Library Mon
day, April 1st, at 5:00 p. m.
BAPTIST CHOIR TO SING
CANTATA, “HALL REDEEMER”
The Easter cantata, “Hail Re
deemer,” will be given by the choir
of the Southern Pines Baptist
Church Sunday morning at 11:00
o’clock, with the public cordially In
T.vi* vj liuucii uy oer-
geant P. V. Pace of Fort Brugg. Vaue, enough.
took Six Spot twice around the diffi. j ^ want to .see what it says,” she
cult jumping course without ticking continued to read on and
a fence, though the horse is 16 years minutes, perhaps un
til she felt that he wna
in the various classes
Green hunters. Sauntering; Bridle
Path Hacks, Rockaway owned by
Robert D. Gorham; Horsemanship,
children up to 18, Miss Paola de
Janze; Working Hunters, Bracktown,
Clarence Vogt; Open jumping, Erin’s
Son, Mrs. William J. Kennedy; Hun
ter Hacks, Vicky, Mrs. E. H. Ben
nett; Ladies’ Hunters, Vicky; Light,
weight Hunters, Gift Books, Mrs.
Sloan Colt of Tuxedo Park, N. Y.;
Two-year old Harness Horses, Bill
Gallon, R. H. Johnston; Handy Jump
ers, Tony, U. S. Army; Thorough
bred Hunters, Sauntering; Middle and
Heavyweight Hunters, Bracktown;
til she felt that he was properly pun
“I didn't blame her, though,” Mr.
BOV GETS SIX MONTHS
for LARCENY IN VASS
Luther McKeithen, 17-year.old col.
cred boy of Vass, pleaded guilty in
Recorder’s Court Saturday to the
larceny of $15 from Keith’s Service
Station in Vds-s and was given six
months on the roads. While loafing
in the station, McKeithen removed
three $5 bills from the cash register
while the attendant was busy.
John Henry Ingram, colored, of
, Cameron was given a four months’
Three-year old Harness Horses, Gen- i sentence on charges of assault
tleman Jim, John F. Davis; Hunt ^ battery and assault with a dead-
Teams, Mrs. E. H. Bennett’s team; weapon. Hugh W. Allen alleged
Open Jumping, Six Spot; Champion
Hunter, Sauntering; Horsemanship,
children 12 or under, Miss Paola de
Judging hunters and jumpers were
Ehrman B. Mitchell, Harrisburg, Pa.,
and J. R. Kimberly, Tryon. Harness
horse judges were Ernest I. White
of Syracuse, N. Y., and William H.
Watt of Pinehurst.
NORWOOD JOHNSTON NEW
TIN WHISTLES PRI'JSIDENT
that Ingram assaulted him uith
rocks and struck him in the face with
his fists .
?163 RE.VLIZED BY SAI.E
OF POPPIES IN S.\XDHILI>S
At its meeting on Monday, the
Tin Whistles Club, Pinehurst golf,
ing organization, elected Norwood
Johnston of Pittsburgh, Pa., presi.
dent, George T. Dunlap, Sr., vice-,
president, and re.elected Eric Nelson
secretary and treasurer. S. M. Pater
son was elected to the Board of
Governors for one year, and the fol.
lowing for three years: Harry W.
Croft, Richard D .Clemson, Ja»ne3 T.
Hunter, Walter D. Hyatt and >.
One hundred and sixty-three dol
lars was realized by the women
the American Legion Auxiliary from
their sale of poppies in Southern
Pines and Pinehurst last Wednesday.
Sales in Southern Pines totalled J98.
and in Pinehurst $65. The proceeds
are used to provide comforts for dis-
abled veterans. The poppies are made
by the veterans in government hos-
THISTLE CLUB GUEST DAT
Tomorrow, Saturday, is Guest Day
at the Thistle Club’s weekly gather
ing at the Southern Pines Country
Club, and everyone is asked to take
a prize to the meeting, which opens
at 2:30 o’clock.