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A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
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of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
VOL. 19, NO, 20,
Southern Pines and Aberdeen,North Carolina, Friday, April 12,
On Europu’s Last Crossing East-
bound, Mauretania’s West.—In
^ I^tndon Hlackoul
Re-clectfcd I’resident at Annual;
,,, Here for hia first time since he was
iMectins; Other Officers, . . r, * ^
’ I niarcHinoti in Europe at the start of
Directors t nosen j present war, Alvin Morrell Bent.
ley, 3(1. Senior at the University of
Slichigan, is visiting' his mother, Mrs.
„ , I Carleton Wicker at her home on
George H. Maurice of Eagle,,,,. , , ,,
I Kiclge street. Morrell had the unique
Ppnngs was elected president of the; . , , „iv, ,,i
I cxpc! lence of making the eastbound
Moore Coinity Hospital for his third , ,, ^:
•’ ^ croHHing of the Atlantic on the
successive term at the annual meet- ^
, . . , ,, / Gorman liner to carry pas.'^enger.s, i
Ing of the board of directors held at. ,, ,
and of returning on the la.“!t west,
the hospital on Tuesd.iy night. All ,
‘ .1 pas.sage of the sliip Maure-1
officers vi'ere re-elerted, and all di-L . . , , i „ ,!,i ,,r,
I tani.T. which ha.s since been tied up
Marooned in Europe at Outbreak BRYDEN iNAMED
Of War, Bentley Here on Visit DEPUTY
Active year reported
Busy Career Ends
>aign Warms
As Gubernaii;^', ' Aspirants
Name County'Ji-ieutenants
rectors with two exceptions. Reports
of officers and meniher.s of the man
aging and medical staffs showed the
in.stitution to be in excellent condi
Simeon B. Chapin was le.elected
honoiary president, Mrs. James H.
Andrews of Southern Pines and G. C.
Seymour of Aberdeen vice-presidents,
in Xow York haibor until its dash
for Australia some ten days ago.
The young alumnus of Southern
Pines High School was two days out
on the German liner Ruropa when the
crisi.s came in Kurop • Though sche-
diile<I for stops at Ciierbourg and
Southampton, the ship altered its
course to the north of Scotland and
x.-w w.. ’ICOlirSO in trie iiurm
Paul Dana of Pinehurst secretary-1 landed at liremerhaven
A. /^..l T> I . . . , A L r..ll
treasurer .and Col. George P. Hawes,
Jr., Pinehuret, a.ssistant treasurer.
The dii'ectorate is com.posed of L.
L. Biddle, II, Paul Dana, Col. Hawes
AN(il S Ji. t’.V.MKUON
H. Frederick Lcsh, Mrs. A. J. Mc-;R(.ntley was faced with the immed-, HEAD, DIES AT 68'
after a blacked-out run at full speed
down the Norwegian coast, followed
for a time by a British crui.ser.
Xo sooner landed in Germany,'
Keyway, S. Donald Sherrerd, Hie hard
Tufts and John F. Taylor of Pine
hurst, Mr. Taylor suceeding Verner
Z. Reed, Jr.; Mr.s. Andrew Jack.son
H. Boyd, James Royd, Struthei's
Burt, Nelson C. Hyde, D. G. Stutz,
Kenneth B. Trousdell and Eugene C.
iate problem of getting out of the
country. Acquaintance.s of Ihe
trip over aided him as far as Copen
hagen where he was able to catch
a plane for London, arr./ing
there just as war was declared. He
wa.s in London’s fiiiit hlack-out, there
Stevens of Southern Pines, Mr. Ste-! for the first air raid alarm and for
vens succeeding Mrs. John L. Given | the evacuation of children and elder,
of Pinehurst; John Currie, High- ly citizens. The gas mask issued him
falls; John B'iddner, Pinebluff; Mrs. in London is here with him as a sou-
Prominont Citizen and Former
State Legislator Was Hi
Several Weeks
Fort UrauK Commandant Given
Second Hijjhest Position
in r S. Forces 1
The second highest position in the
r.ation’s armed forces was awarded . v\eek to Brig. Gen. William,
I’rydi'n, commandant of Ki)rt Bragg. I
Serretnry of War Hnrry H. Wood- j
ring announced that Oneral Bryden ;
has boon designati'd to become Dep. ,
Illy Chief of .Staff of the fnited
I States Army, effective .Jure 1. He,
wi!l succee<l F.risr, Gen. Lorcnza Gas. '
; Fer. who will i etire for age on May i
ni, isMO.
I Secretary Woodring's designation |
|of the Fort Bragg conjnandanti
brought immediate enthusiastic re-1
sponse fiom Army circles in Wash-1
ington whore General Bryden was |
termed one of the most popular and
espneted officen^ among all ranks!
in the entire Army, and was partic- '
ularly pleasing to his many friends'
in the Sandhills.
As deputy chief of staff. General I
Bryden will become the admini.stra-
live supervi.sor of the General Staff
section in Washington, and in the
iibsence of Gen. George C. Mar.shall,
he will act as the Army’s Chief of
Promoted by Army
I Carlton MacDonald To Aid
Uroutfhton; Hart. McCrimmon
j and Avery (iravely Aides
BliKi. (iKN. WIU.IAM lillVDKN
E. C. Keating Knollwood; Mr. Maur
ice, Kagle Springs; Wilbur H.Currie,
rle Clyde B. Shaw and U. L. Spence
of Carthage; M. C. McDonald of West
End; Leighton B. McKeithen Camer
on; J. D. McLe.m^ G, C. Seymour and
Frank Shamburger, Aberdeen; A. S.
Newcomb, Lakeview; and W. P. Saun
ders, Hemp.
venir of hia journey.
Rack c.« Mauretania
Bentley spent nearly two weeks
*n London endeavoring to book pas
sage for America, and finally sue-
ceeded in getting aboard the new
Cunard-White Star liner Mauretania.
The Mauretania was armed with one
f.ix.inch gun aft and anti-aircraft
Increase In PiitientK ' guns amid.ships, and .sailed with a
The report of Business Manager warning from American Ambassa-
Edwin T. McKeithe.i revoaled an I dor Joseph P. Kennedy that convoyed
increase in number of patients treat
ed in the hospital during 1939, the
total being 2,013 as against 1,834 the
previous year. Three hundred and
or armed vessels were .subject to at
tack without notice, which didn't
make for steady nerves among the
pa.s.sengers. However, they felt bet-
twenty.nine major operations and 500 I ter whQn Joseph Kennedy, son of the
minor operations were performed, { amba.ssador, came aboaid as a fellow
(Plrane hirn to page eight)
Canada Well Prepared
For War, Rotary Hears
fewer than in 1938. Baby arrivals to
talcd 138, an increase of 17 over the
previous year.
Charity patient days totaled 7,050,
for which the hospital will receive
the sum of $7.0.')0 from the Duke En-1 , i-, c
dow7iient. The out-patient department ■ ^ Tells ***
showed an increase in activity during i Preparations. Especiallj ror
the year with 3,198 patients asi Service in the Air
against 2,405 the previous year, '
Gen. Bivden, who has been Fort
Bragg's comnianding officer since
The directors voiced appreciation
for the splendid work of President
Maurice the officers, the staff and
the Hospital Auxiliary during the
past year. The completion and occu
pancy of the new Nurses’ Home was
the outstanding accomplishment of
the year.
Trottingr Matinee To
Benefit Free Clinic
Famed Horses on Exhibition at
Pinehurst Race Track
On Saturday
The leading trotters and pacers
that have been wintering all winter
at the Pinehurst race track will be
on exhibition tomoiTow, Saturday af
ternoon, the occasion being the an
nual matinee race meeting for the
benefit of the Pinehurst Clinic. With
four races on the card, spectators
will have an opportunity to see some
of the country’s top harness horses
In action, as well as to look them
over on parade before the g^rand-
stand and parking spaces.
Peter Astra will be there, winner
of the 1939 Hambletonian. Snow
White, reputed to be the only all-
white thoroughbred harness horse In
the world, will be shown, as will Gen.
tieman Jim, a favorite for the 1940
Weli known drivers will take part
in the matinee, among them Mrs.
Lawrence B. Smith of Mlllbrook, N.
Y., and "Doc" Parshall, Peter As
tra’s trainer and driver.
“The most important project under
way in Canada in connection with
the war has to do with the Air Ser
vice,” S. M. McMichael of Toronto told
the Southern Pines Rotary Club last
Friday. Mr McMichael. is a Rotar.
ian in his home town. "Plans have
been made for the training of thous
ands of pilots, niiechanics, gunners
and ground men in Canada for the
air service over seas. We already
have twelve air ports and training
centers in operation in connection
with this project and this number
will gradually be increased to 60 or
”0. Not only will the enlisted men in
Canada’s Air Force retceive their
training in Canada, but the men of
England and other British Dominions
enlisting in the air service section,
will be brought to Canada for train
ing. Already the first contingent of
500 trained Canadian flyers has been
transported to the other aide for ac
tive service either in defense or at
the front.”
Mr. McMichael said Canada was
never better prepared to engage In
war. "There never was a time In the
history of the country when the peo
ple had piled up so much Idle money.
There never was a time when money
is as cheap as it is this year. Canada
in recent years has had more un-
employment than could be absorbed
in industry, farming and other gain-
ful pursuits. For that reason there is
a con^derable surplus of manpower,
a much g^reater surplus than in 1914."
The country is also well prepared
physically, he said, with plentiful
wheat and metals.
Funeral .services were held Tuo.s- ^^aff.
day afternoon in the Carthago Pie.s.
byterian Church for Angus B. Cam
eron. forniei- County Superintendent '» Hartford, Conn.,
of School.s and State Legislator and graduate of West Point in the
long a prominent citizen of Moore ^■''PP<’intment
county, who died on Sunday morn-
ing in Moore County Hospital.
Cameron was 68 years of age. He * *
had been serii.usly ill for several I
j a.s director of field gunnery and as
A‘son of the late William pitt, School
and Catheiine Blue Cameron he was''^^ Aitillery at Fort
a native of this county. He t’aught In,^*"- Oklahoma. For this service he
public schools of the state for manyawarded the distingui.shed ser-
years, and In 1919 became Superin-|medal,
tendent of the Moore county board Capt.iin During War
system, sei-ving for ten years. He^ Bryden's military career
represented the county one term inl”«« advancement,
the Genera! Assembly at Raleigh. He! the outbreak of the World
was an elder In the Carthage Pre.sby-had ri.sen to thto rank of
terian Church, a Mason and a
ber of the Junior Order, and was for'’" had advanced to the tem-
•several years a member of the Ki-!P"'«'y of brigadier general. At
wanis Club *^he war he reverted to
\t,-. Cameron is survived by his ’
wife, the former Miss Lynda Barnes advanced to rank a.s lieuten-
of Elm City; .a si.ster, Mrs. Flora turn to page ei^t)
Wadsworth: a brother, Neil B. Cam.;
eron of Carthage Route 2, and .sev- Mrs. Belle Pleasants
eral nieces and nephews. The Rev j HonOred by Presbytery
W. s. Golden conducted the funeral ^
services with Ma.sonic rites, and bur-',, j » t h. i.
. , . „ J . ^ T,.„ U „ -Presented Life Membership bv
lal followed m Cross Hill Cemetery.: ' - .
N. Y. Athletic Club in
Polo Match Here Sunday
Will Compete With Undefeated
Pinehunrt Four on NoJ
2 Field
District Auxiliary in Ses
sion at Aberdeen
In an impressive speech, Miss
Louise Clanton of Charlotte, presi
dent of the State Synodical, pre
sented a life membership in the Wo
men’s Auxiliary of the Presbytery to
Mrs. Belle Pleasants of Aberdeen on
Pinehurst Polo Club officials are; Wednesday morning’s program of
busy making preparations for the! ^he 51st annual meeting of the Fay.
big game of the season’s calendar the I P»’‘‘«bytery at Bethesda
.... , .1 Church In Aberdeen. From the local
contest between their team and theK . ...
... . standpoint, this homage paid to Mrs.
Athletic Club, which will be held in . . . , »
i „ o ^,1. church since childhood, was the fea-
Pinehurst Sunday afternoon. The No. . . ..
n , ... . ture of the two-day session which
2 field Is being specially groomed soi . . , . »
, ,, ^ I brought to 500 women here from
that it Will be in the best playing'.. , ... ,, . . .
. , “ithe seven counties in this district.
condition for the exciting battle an- 41
® Mrs, P. P. McCain of Sanatorium
ticipated. Riding will be hard and ,, j
^ . presided over the meetings and prom-
last, in view of the fact that Pine- , , 1,
, , 1 Inent men and women spoke both
hurst has won ten consecutive games, I Wedne.sday. Reports
leaving the defeat mark on Aiken, auxiliaries through-
Camden, Fort Bragg, Bl.nd Brook and^
.several other teams this season. |
The attendance is expected to
extremely heavy, and arrangements
for auto parking around the field and
seating in the grandstand Is being ar
ranged so that a capacity crowd may
be properly handled. The game will
be witnessed by hundreds of sport
fans coming from all parts of North
and South Carolina, in addition to
Sandhills society and a large New
York contingent expected in support
of thetr own city team.
The game starts at .3:00 o’clock
Sunday afternoon and the public is
Invited. Spectator and parking tick,
eta may be obtained at the gate.
Stocks of FUie-Ciired On Hand
.j.'? Percent l.aryer Than
a Year Asjo
The fluo-curcd tobacco picture for
the coming sea.son Is not a bright
one, the U, S. Department of Agricul
ture reports. The picture is darkened
by “an abnormally large prospective
supply and reduced export outlets.”
The department estimates flue-
cured stocks as of July 1, 1910 as
1.4.50,000,000 poun f-i, an amount
more than 53 percent larger than a
year ago, and says that even If the
United Kingdom had taken normal
amounts of the 1939 production,
stocks on July 1st would still have
been about 35 percent above those
of July, 1939. Burley stock, estimated
at 7.56.000,000 pounds as of October
1, 1910, are about ten percent lar
ger than of October. 1939.
‘‘The effects of lar'^e .storks of
flue-cured and burley will he partly
off.sot during the 1940-41 sea.son by
a prospective reduction in acreage as
a result of the adjustment program.”
Cotton Blossom Singers
To Entertain Sunday
Will Give Spirituals and Planta
tion Melodies at Wide
The Cotton Blossom Singers from
PIncy Woods School In Mississippi,
who have been scoring a hit in a
series of performances throughout
the Sandhills, will make their fare
well local appearance on Sunday
night in the Church of Wide Fellow,
ship. Southern Pines. They will sing
spirituals and plantation melodies and
;/ive some dialedt readings. Their
tenor, Pnith McFarlln, possesses the
greatest voice of any Negro tenor
cn the concert stage, according to
T. Austin Bell, director of voice of
the Eastman School of Music at
Rochester, N. Y.
The Cotton Blossom Singers were
at the Pinehurst Theatre last Sun
day night, and previously gave per
formances at the Pine Needles and
the Mid-Pines Club. The concert here
is at 8:00 o’clock.
A three.act comedy, "Snowbound,”
by Tomy Taggart, will be pres»nted by
the Junior Willing Workers of the
Southern Pines Baptist Church in
the High School auditorium tonight,
Friday, at 8:00 o’clock for the bene-
llt of the church. The will be
made up of local talent, and admis
sion will be 35 cents for adults, 15
cents for children. The public is cor
dially invited.
The Young Democrats of Southern
Pines have set next Thursday, April
18th for a hamburger fry at 6:30 p.
m. at Lewis’ Camp off the old Pine
hurst road bj' way of the fire tower.
A good representative of local and out
of town young democrats are ex.
pected and the general public will be
welcomed. ^
There's much ado about politic.^
.Ti'nuncl the rounty. A gubornatorlai
campaign wh'ch has been in the dold
rums, from the standpoint cf public
interc-st, i.s gradually working up to
" point where the folk.s will soon
know there's a primary coming along
next month and an election in Noveni.
, ber. There are more candidate.s f(ji-
(Jovernor titan ever before in State
j iiiirtory, and that may be the reason
, people haven't been paying mucii at
tention. They've been too confused;
just couldn't Keep track of ail tlio
Now that the various candidates
liave selected managers or "full time
field workers" or wliatever they may
call them, hei'o in Moore county tlii!
campaign has been brought a little
closer to .home. This week the J, M.
Broughton headquarters announced
that A. Carlton MacDcmald of South-
i rn Pines has obtained a leave of
i b.sence from his job as deputy com
missioner of the Unemployment Com
peiisation Commission to act as field
worker for the Raleigh attorney
throughout the state.
Mr. McDonald, formerly of West
Knd, is a Presbyterian, a Mason and
a member of the Sandhills Kiwanis
C'aiupuign Lieutenants
Last week tlie A. J. M.ixwell iiead-
quftiteis named former Sheriff H. G.
Frye of Carthage Maxwell manager
tor the county, and previously Stale
Senator and Democratic County
Chairman M. G. Boyette was pat In
charge of the Horton campaign here.
A. Lee Gravely of Rocky Mount has
Dan McCrimmon of Hemp, L. T.
(Judge) Avery of Aberdeen and Kob-
ert Lee Hart of Southern Pines
looking after his Interests. Candi
date Tom Cooper, mayor of Wilming
ton, Is touring the stale with a
.':ound truck and hoping to pull a
"Bob' Reynolds through personal
contact with the electorate. Can
didate Paul Grady hasn't a.s yet
opened his State headquarters in
It is too early to size up the senti.
ment in AToore, but you hear more
talk about Gravely and Broughton
than the others. Mr. Gravely made a
profound Impression on his recent vis
it here. His talk before the Kiwanis
Club established him as a sound bus.
iness man who W'ould apply business
principles in SUte affairs. He Is com
ing back for an address at Hemp
soon. Mr. Broughton Is strong in
Moore, and Cooper has a following.
Surprisingly, because he is well
known through his years of service
as head of the State Revenue depart
ment, Mr. Maxwell Is not talked
about as nuuch as the thriee named
above. Horton, with County Chair
man Boyette backing him, will doubt
less develop strength as the campaign
progresses and be among the leaders
on Primary Day.
The CongreNR Fight
Congressman W. O. Burgin is con
sidered well In the lead in the five-
cornered fight for his seat in the
House of Representatives from this
district. The entrance of "Bob” Steele,
3d. of Rockingham into the campaign
Is believed to have lessened the
chances of C. B. Deane, also of Roc k.
ington, for a repetition of the dead
heat race of two years ago between
Deane and Burgin. D. C. Phillips oi:
Southern Pines, candidate from
Moore county, says his vote will be
the surprise of the campalgrn, but
neither he nor Giles Y. Newton of
Gibson are regarded as likely to hurt
Mr. Burgin much, and Steele will be
as much hurt by Deane as Deane
by Steele. Mr. Burgin has been 111
throughout the campaign thus far,
but Is recuperating and Is expected to
make a tour of his district soon.
The only stimulating race on the
county ticket is for Representative
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