FIRST IN NEWS,
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 19, NO. 22.
WAR IN EUROPE
NOT WORTH BLOOD
OF ONE AMERICAN
So Col. .Johnson, Botany Mills
Head. Tells Kiwanis.—liut
We Should Prepare
CALLS ARMY INADEQUATE
"We do not w'ant any part of the
fight in Europe. It is not worth the
blood of a single American boy."
So Col. Charles F. H. Johnson of
Passaic, N. J., prpsident of the Bot
any Worsted Mills, told members of
the Sandhills Kiwanis Club at their
weekly meeting, Iwld Wednesday in
The Pilot Restaurant in Aberdeen.
The "hate” and “greed” which
keep European countries constantly at
cach other's throat is not of the
American tradition. Wc do not hate
over here^ nor do we w^ant land which
doesn’t belong to us. We are at peace
and can remain at peace if we keep
our heads and build up our army
and n.ivy to the point where foreign
nations respect us and fear us.
That Col. Johnson desired “no
part” of foreign entanglements he
demonstrated a few years ago, soon
after becoming head of the Botany
Mills. Because of conditions there he
disposed of 37 plants controlled by
his company in nine countries, con
centrating the business on this side
of the Atlantic. He recounted some
of his experiences during long resi
dence in Europe; said that the pres-
■ent war was long obvious following
the settlement — so-called—of the
World War which, as an effort to
preserve democracies, “was a lousy
Lret Them Have Airplanes
Col. Johnson, a veteran of the last
war and stUl in the Aviation Reserve
Corps, does not believe our army of
235,000 regulars and 230,000 reserve
Is an adequate one. He does not be-
lieve it could be put into active ser
vice fully equipped and fully armed.
He does believe it is all right for
us to let the Allies have our latest
type bombers and other airplixnes be
cause, he says, today's plane is ob.
solete tomorrow, that by the time
we might need our new models of to.
day, better and faster planes will
have been developed for us.
Col. Johnson was presented to the
club by J. Talbot Johnson, president
of the Aberdeen Chamber of Com-
nierce. The IClwanians also entertain
ed their lieutenant governor, J.
Warren Pate of Fayetteville, at Wed-
nesday’s meeting. Mr. Pate praised
the Sandhills club for Its activities
end its standing In the International
Miss Miriam Johnson
To Wed On Saturday
DauRhter of Mr. and Mrs. J.
Talbot Johnson To Become
Bride of Westcott Burlingame
The marriage of Miss Miriam Con
verse Johnson, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. Talbot JJohnson of Aberdeen
to Westcott Burlingame of Albany,
N. T. will be solemnized at the
Johnson residence tomorrow, Satur.
day afternoon at 4:30 o’clock. The
rites will be performed In the garden
hy the Rev. Ernest L. Barber, pastor
of the Bethesda Presbyterian Church.
Miss Johnson will have as her
maid of honor her sister. Miss Betsy
Jean Johnson ,and as bridesmaids,
Mrs. Charles Swope of Pinehurst and
Miss Frances Roughton of Old Fort,
this state. Rufus Burlingame of Al
bany will serve as his brother’s best
man, and the groomsmen wUl be
Lawrence Johnson, brother of the
bride, and Howard Kalbfus of Roches
ter, N. Y.
Miss Johnson was chief hostess of
the North Carolina exhibition at the
1939 New Yoifk World’s Fair, and Is
socially prominent throughout the
state .Mr. Burlingame Is connected
with the Eastman Kodak Company of
Rochester, N. Y,
W. J. Stuart has returned to his
home in Southern Pines ifter under
going a majo) operation at the Kolar
Health CTlnlc in Wichita, Kan. Mr
Stuart is much improved.
of the Sandhill Terrilofy of North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina. Friday, April 26, 1940. FIVE CENTS
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And Now It’s the Dogwood Season in Southern Pines
Rotarians, TiuV/**nd Strong
To Convene Here Next Week
Kev A. V. Gibson of Sanford,
DislricI (Jovernors To Preside
at Pinehur.st Convention
BAN(U ET ON WEDNESDAY
PLAN TO RESTORE
Senator Gravely Suggest.s Se
curities Held Here By British
Be Used As Collateral
state Senator Lee Gravely, cardf.
date for the Democratic nomination
for Governor, visited Aberdeen last
week and in May is return
ing to Moore county to address the
graduating class of Elise Academy
While in Aberdeen Senator Grave
ly discussed with tobacco men his
plan for restoring this country's ex
port market, with particular refer-
ence to tobacco, without depleting
Great Britain's gold reserve or plac
ing the United States in a position
to lose anything.
Pointing out that the English peo-
pie have Invested in marketable se
curities in this country approximate,
ly five billion dollars. Gravely de
clared: “My Idea would be to have
the United States through the Com
modity Credit Corporation, advance
to England money, taking as secur
ity therefore, the ‘Gilt Edge Securi
ties' owned by the English in this
country upon condition that this
money be invested in agricultural
products for export to England, there,
by restoring our export market, in
so far as Great Britain is concerned,
for our tobacco.’
This would not, in Gravely’s opin-
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House of David Baseball
Team Here on May 8th
Tickets Go on Sale for Game
with Sandhills All-Stars
in Southern Pines
A capacity turnout Is expected for
the exhibition baseball game on Wed.
nesday. May 8th, between the House
of David touring professionals and
the Sandhills All-Stars. Tickets are
now on sale at 25c each and are go.
ing rapidly. All members of the
Junior Chamber of Commerce, spon-
sora of the game, are supplied with
Virtually all of the stores In
Southern Pines are inaugurating
their summer Wednesday afternoon
closing on this date and the Jay-
Cees are planning to make the day a
gala occasion. A good crowd of base,
ball enthusiasts from neighboring
towns Is also expected to attend the
The sponsors are arranging to have
adequate seating and parking facllU
ties for all present, but no seata will
be reserved. The game will start
promptly at 2:30 p. m .
Surgeon General of United States
Inspects Moore County Hospital
Dr. Thomas Parron Accompan
ied Here by North Carolina
State Health Officer
Dr. Thomas Parran, Surgeon Gen
eral of the United States ,and one of
the world’s foremost authorities on
the subject of public health, made an
inspection of the Moore County Hos.
pital on Wednesday morning. Dr.
Parran was accompanied by Dr. Carl
V. Reynolds, North Carolina State
Health Officer; Dr. Wilburt C. Dav
idson, dean of the Duke University
Medical School, and Dr. Watson S.
Rankin, director of the ho.'spjtal sec
tion of the Duke Endowment.
North Carolina’s part in the devel
opment of modern hospitals has been
impressive, and Dr. Parran wished to
see for himself some of the institu.
tions considered to be representative
of the general advance, particularly
in non-metropolitan areas. The party
planned to visit also the Randolph
County Hospital at Asheboro, and
hospitals at Salisbury, Concord and
As is usually the case, the ^.istin-
guished visitors asked many ques.
tions about the Moore County Hospi
tal Auxiliary, which has worked so
effectively for our community insti
Business Manager E. T. McKelth.
en was called on to explain the sys
tem under which every patient is
expected and required to pay that
which he is able to pay toward the
costs of the care given him, but
with the reservation—of which the
Hospital is justly proud—that If a
patient honestly can pay nothing
whatever, he is nevertheless welcome.
Dr. Parran expres.«ed himself as
well pleased with the hospital per
sonnel and plant, and with the rec
ord of work accomplished. The doctors
commented on the good Impression
made upon visitors by the well-kept
grounds, preparing them to expect
modem equipment and high stand,
ards when they enter the buildings.
MISS ELWFXS TO TALK OX
MEXICO AT CIVIC CLUB
Miss Mary Elwes of London, Eng
land, who has an exhibition of her
water colors at the Southern Pines
Library, is making a talk on Mex-
Ico and showing 50 water colors she
made on her recent visit there, at the
Civic Club this aftcmon, Friday, at
3:00 o’clock. No admission is to be
chaiiged, and those interested are
cordially Invited to be present.
Miss Virginia Broom of Southern
Pines ,student at the Womens Col.
iage of the University of North Car.
clina, has been engaged by Station
WBIG in Greensboro for a 15.min.
ute period of songs each Friday at
Merchants of Southern Pines
to Close Stores on Wednes
Merchants of Southern Pines,
with but two exceptions, have
signed an agreement to close their
places of business on Wednesday
afternoons during the coming sum
mer, starting the second Wecjnes-
day of May. The stores will clo.se
at 1:00 oclock on each Wednes
day through August.
“Alec” Innes Passes
After Long Illness
Came To Pinehurst From Na
tive Scotland in 1921.—On
Country Club Staff
Alexander Innes of Pinehurst, be
loved of all who knew him—and his
friends were legion—died last Satur.
('ay 111 the Moore County Hospital af.
ter a lingering Illness which culmU
nated in an operation on April 11th.
In the pa.ssing of "Alec,” as all knew
him, Pinehurst and the Sandhills lost
a friend of long standing, one who
had played a large part In the local
picture for a period of 14 years.
“Alec" came to this country from
his native Scotland In 1921, and came
directly to Pinehurst because of hla
old acquaintanceship In the old coun-
try with Donald Ross. He soon be-
came a member of the golfing staff
at the Pinehurst Country Club, and
his popularity with the golfing fra-
ternity grew with each year of his
connection. In the fall of 1932 "Alec”
pufferd a stroke which necessitated
his retirement from activity, though
he has been a frequent visitor at the
club since, always following the golf
tournament with devoted interest.
Mr. Innes was born In Dornoch,
Scotland nearly 68 years ago. He
leaves a wife, Mina J. Innes; two
sons_, Cathel W. of East Orange, N.
J., and A. Roderick M. Innes, who Is
with the Bank of Pinehurst; five sis-
ters and two brothers, all of whom
reside in Dornoch. Funeral services
were held on Monday in the Village
Chapel in Pinehurst, with burial in
Mount Hope Cemetery, Southern
HOSPITAL AU.VILIARY TO
MEET NEXT WEDNESDAY
TOP HONORS WON
BY GLEE CLilBS IN
Pianist, Trio and Girls’ Chorus
of Southern Pine.s School
Get Highest Rating
Members of the Southern Pines
High School Glee Club covered them-
selve.s with glory at the State Musci
Festival held last week in Greensboro,
repeating their triumphs of other
years. The event, sponosered by the
Woman's College of the University of
North Carolina, brought together rep.
resentative schools from all parts of
the state which had won preliminary
honors in district elimination trials.
The Festival ran from the 16th
through the 19th, the first two days
being given over to instrumental con
tests, the last two to competition in
On the 16th Lloyd Woolley of
Southern Pines performed on the
clarinet and Miss Helen Hilderman on
the piano. Young Wooley, tutored by
Edward Stirewalt, received an honor
rating of three, while Miss Hilder.
man, a pupil of Mrs. Claude Hafer,
was accorded the highest rating, one.
On Thursday the school’s trio, Emily
Fowler, Dana Utley and Mary Belle
Price, won another top honor rating
of one for their alma mater.
Friday brought the three choral
events Into competition, with the fol.
lowing results: The Boys’ Chorus won
a two rating, the highest received by
any chotais from a Class B or C
school; the Girls’ Glee^lub captured
the highest rating, one, and the Mix
ed Chorus, another two rating. The
choruses were directed by Miss Sel.
ma Stegall, music instructor in the
Red Cross Here Asked
For Aid For Norway
District Governor A. V. Gibson of
Sanford will pre.^ide over the District
Tiotary Convention to he held at
Pinehurst next Wednesday and
Thur.sday, according to announce.
I ment by Conference Sectetary Thom,
as R. Hood of Dunn.
The convention, which will bring
together approximately 1,000 Rotar-
iaiis from all secticn.s of the state,
will bring to a closing climax a suc
cessful year of Rotary in North
Carolina under the able direction of
One of the best district governors
ever to serve, the Sanford Presby.
terian minister has been largely re.
sponsible for many improvements
during the year, including an in
crease in membership and successful
completion of many worthwhile pro
His work has not only att:xicted
state-wide interest, but haa been
prai.sed by officials of Rotary Inter,
national. Rotary in North Carolina
has prospered under his guidance.
He will preride over the conven.
tion and will be honored on several
occasions. He will deliver the annual
Governor's repoit and address Wed-
nesday morning, May 1. at 10:30
o'clock, and on Wednesday evening
will be honored at the annual Gover.
nor's banquet and ball.
A nat’ve of Mebane, he received
his A. B, degree ac Davidson College
and his B. D. degree at Union The.
ological Seminary in Virginia. He
held pastorates at South R'ver, Her.
mony and Whiteville before going to
Sanford in, 1933. He served as presi
dent of the Whiteville club and was
a delegate to the Dallas convention.
He has served a.s .secretary of the
Sanford club since 1934.
A sidelight of the di.strict conven
tion here will be the appearance of
the Southern Mountaineer?, Ashe
county’s nationally known hill-billy
string band. The Motmtaineers will
put on a special program of music
folk songs at the banquet on Wednes.
day night, and later that evening will
play for a square dance.
The new district governor will be
elected during the convention, with
three candidates in the field; Ed K.
Willis of Concord, Hal W. Little of
Wadesboro and Vernon Baker of
Mrs. Hunt. Chairman, Thanks
Those Who Have Been
Knitting; for Finland
The regular monthly meeting of
the Moore County-Hospital Auxiliary
will be held next Wednesday morning,
May 1st at 10:00 oclock at the hos.
Mrs. A. Burt Hunt, chairman of
the Moore county chapter American
Red Cross, wishes to express the
thanks and deep gratitude of herseif
and her committee to the many visi
tors to Southern Pines and Pinehurst
who have been generously knitting
garments to be sent abroad.
"We are asked to duplicate our
first boxes sent to Finland, "Mrs.
Hunt said yesterday, ‘and we now
have requests from Noiway for help.
We have received numerous letters of
appreciation from national headquar
ters for our work. We have on hand
a large supply of wool for socks and
sweaters to give out to those willing
to help. These may be had at the
Southern Pines Civic Club on Frl.
day mpmlngs from 10:00 to 12:00
o’clock. Mrs. J. H. Towne Is always
on hand to Instruct anyone who needa
Local Democrats Elect
Chairman Next Week
Will Choose Precinct Commit
tee and Delepales To County
A meeting has been called for Sat
urday afternoon of next week ,May
4, of Democratic voters of Southern
Pines and of the Precinct committee,
at which time a chairman and five
members of the Precinct committee
will be elected, as well as delegates to
the County DemocratTc convention to
be held Friday afternoon, May 10th
at 2:30 o’clock In the courthouse at
Carthage. The meeting here will be
m the Municipal building.
The present chairman of thd- Pre-
cinct committee. Dr. George G. Herr,
urges all Democrats in Southern
Pines to attend this meeting.
Notice of the County meeting wa."?
given out this week by Chairman M.
G. Boyette of Carthage, The Demo,
cratic State convention will be held
In Raleigh on Friday, May 17th.
PHIIXIPS CARRIES CAMPAIGN
•\ND B.\NT» INTO LEE COUNTY
Accompanied by his band of eight
guitars and an accordion, D .C. Phil
lips of Southern Pines, candidate for
the Democratic nomination for Rep.
resentative in Congress from the
eighth district, carried his campaign
Into Lee county on Tuesday night,
a:ldr<»88Sng a mieeting in the court