FIRST IN NEWS,
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
MOORK ('01 NTY’S
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
VOL. 19, NO. 23.
Southern Pines and Aberdeen,North Carolina. Friday, May 3, 1940.
IS VITAL TO U. S.
Editor of W’a.shinRton Star Sees
America Enterinjr War If
Necessary to Win
Benjamin If. McKolw'ay of Wash
ington^ D. C., editor of the Washing
ton Star, told Rotarians of tho 188th
distnct in annual session in Pinehurst
Wednesday that the United States
would eventually throw its entire sup
port to the Allies if it became neces
sary to crush the dictators.
He declared this next development
%vo\)ld be based not alone on senti
mental friendship but “on our best
The address of the noted editor,
a brother of the Rev. A. J. McKelvvay
of the Pinehui-st Community Church,
highlighted the opening day's session,
attended by more than 500 delegates
from the 43 clubs in the distdict.
Ed K. Willis of Concord, promi
nent hosiery mill executive and
owner of the Willis Mills, was elect
ed district governor for the coming
year to succeed the Kev. A. V. Gib-
f>on of Sanford.
Conference Secreatry Thomas R.
Hoo<> of Dunn said first-day attend-
o.nce was the greatest in history.
McKelway told the Rotarians that
a movement to aid the Allies would
be supported by American citizens,
“because they will believe that the
best way to stay out of this war is
to see the Allies' cause triumph.”
Retiring Governor Gibson, in his
annual message, reported a 12 per
cent increase In membership during
the year, which he said had been very
House of David Plays
Ball Here Wednesday
Famed Hewhiskered Aggrega
tion Meets Sandhills All-Stars
Under J. C. Spon.sorship
Carthage Community Center, Recently Completed by N. Y. A.
Mrs. FranK^ c
First Lady Here
On next W'ednesday afternoon resi-
<!ents of the Sandhills will be treat
ed to one of the most entertaining
features known to sport in the ap
pearance on the Southern Pines field
of the famed House of David bearded
ba.seball team. The Sandhills All-
Stars, headed by A. C. Dawson, will
provide the opposition ,and attempt
to keep the baseball supremacy of
the Sandhills intact.
The House of David boys are
known to be one of the most colorful,
amusing outfits on the road, and
for all their clowning, they can really
play baseball. The locals will have
their work cut out for them.
The game will be called sharply at
2:30 p. m. the early starting time
being due to the fact that the visi
tors are books for a night game that
evening in a town some 60 miles away.
The Junior Chamber of Commerce,
sponsors of thi.s attraction, have ar-
r-anged to take care of a full house.
Adequate seating facilities have been
secured. Also, in addition to the gen
eral admiss'.on price of 25c per per
son, a limited number of reserved
parking spaces are available at 75c
and 50c additional. Robert Dorn and
M. F. Grantham are co-chairmen of
parking facilities. No charge for
parking will be made for tho.se who
do not want to sit in their cars.
Governor V. McNutt,
Pay Visits>'s Sandhills
IN KIWANIS TAI-K
Guest at Pine Needles Honored
With ^^Order of British Empire^^
FK.VNKLIN I). UOOSF.VKLT
Dl'KE ENDOHUfENT GIVES
$7,050 TO M. C. HOSPIT.XL
Moore County Hospital was grant
ed $7,050 by trustees of the Duke En.
dowment at a meeting held this week
in Charlotte, the amount being the
total of charity patient days during
the past year at one dollar per day.
A Democratic Precinct meeting for
the election of chairman and five
members of the Southern Pines Pre
cinct committee will be held tomor.
rc't’, Saturday afternoon, in the Mu
nicipal Building at 4:00 o’clock. AH
Democrats are urged to attend.
Har(»ld Dillehay Says Cost Is
Justified hy Improved
Health, Citizenship '
The co.st to taxpayers of federal
.“lum clearance projects is repaid in
improved health, in decrease of ju-;
venile delinquency, in fire and police
costs. In addition, the now, clean, |
modern homes for low income fam- i
Hies make for better citisenship, I
Harold Dillehay of Southern Pines,'
managing director of the Charlotte;
Housing Authority, a $2,000,000 fed-1
tial project, gave mem,bers of the’
Sandhills Kiwanis Club a clear pic-j
ture of the national program in gen-;
eral, the Charlotte work in particu-1
lar ,at W'edne.sday's meeting of the
Kiwanians in the Southern Pines '•
Country Club. He told of the $800,-1
000,000 earmarked by the government
for this work in 1937, and of what
had been accomplished since.
“Strangely,” he said, "a survey re
vealed the worst slum conditions in
citi'es of less than 25,000 population.”
And he stated that the South led
in bad housing. The pre.sent program
throughout the country has obligat
ed the entire original appropriation
and another $800,000,000 has been
asked of Congress, as there are 500
projects on the waiting list.
816 New Homes
Charlotte is building homes for
364 w'hite families on a 22-acre tract,
homes for 452 colored families on 42
acres, providing "decent, safe and san.
itary housing” for people who lived
in hovels. And these new homes will
rent for less than they formerly paid.
But the present program in Char,
lotte only scratches the surface. Of
25,149 homes in the city, 11,283, or
45 percent, are sub-standard hoases,
a survey showed. Twenty-eight per
cent of houses occupied by white, 83
percent of those occupied by blacks,
are sub-standard. The survey showed
that 12,161 families were living in
11,042 houses. Over 5,000 houses had
no inside toilets, 4,400 were using
kerosene lamps, 6,600 were declared
"unfit to live in.”
Mr. Dillehay’s commission is build,
ing rows of individual homes, fire
proof and with modem equipment.
Social workers will select from the
low income groups the families to
occupy them. The rent received will
not be .sufficient to retire the bonds
and provide upkeep costs, but the
paving to the City of Charlotte in
costs involving health, juvenile de
linquency, police and fire protection
will, in Mr. Dillehay’s opinion, more
than offset the differential.
Mr. Dillehay was warmly welcomed
at the meeting by Vice-President P.
T. Kelsey, who presided, and by his
introducer, Robert L. Hart, who
lauded his rise from mixing coca colas
in the Broad Street Pharmacy to the
head of "the lowest cost fireproof
housing project in the United States.”
Are You Registered?
Only 120 on Southern Pines
Hooks To Date.—.Must
Register to Vote
Have you registered?
Only 120 have registered to date
in Southern Ptnes, Registrar Hir
am VV'estbrook reports. Thee were
1,400 names on the old registration
book, now obsolete, of which some
800 were “good.” That is, there
were probably 400 names listed of
people who had died or moved
away from here. Seven hundred
thirty-five voted in the last Pre.s.
Whether previously registered
or not, you must register anew to
vote in the primaries on May 25th.
The Registrar will be at tTTe Mu
nicipal Building from 9:00 to 5:00
this Saturday and next; at the of
fice of H. A. Lewis other days.
Miss Jessie Colby First Canadian
in 15 Years To Receive
One of the most modest and unas. |
siuniing yet most signally honored!
guests to visit the Pine Needles this
TUESDAY TO HEAR
! Candidate for (Iovern(*r
season ,was Miss Jessie Colby, O. B. I “Chicken Stew
E. of “Carrollcroft,’ Standard, Que. Party at West End
oec, Canada who with her sister,
Mrs, Somei'set Aikins of Montreal
and Stanstead arrived here late in i candidate for the Democratic nomi-
State Senator L. Lee Gravely,
First Lady Inspects N. V. A.
Projects Sunday. Presidential
Candidate on Wednesday
DKDICATION AT CARTIIAGK
Two di.st inguishcd visitor.^, the
First Lady of the Land, Mrs. Frank
lin D. Roo.sevelt, and Paul V. McNutt
former Governor of Indiana and the
Philippine Islands, and a receptive
candidate for the Democratic nomi
nation for President, paid visits to
Moore county this week, each to in
spect projects of the .National Youth
Admini.stration, the Community Cen
ters of Aberdeen aiid (Carthage.
Mr<. Roosevelt dropped off in
Abenleen Simday afternoon and was
welcomed at the Community House
by a representative group of citi-
i.ens from all parts of the Sandhills.
Though her visit here was brief, she
had a cheery word and a handshake
for those fortunate enough to crowd
their way into the building now near
ing completion just south of town on
V .S. Highway No. 1. Mrs. Roo.se-
velt came here from Kllerbe, and mo-
tored on the Carthage where she in.
spected the recently completed Com.
munity Center .She was accompanied
on her Moore county visit by John A.
Lang of Carthage, State National
Youth Admini.strator. Carthage turn,
ed out en masse for the appearance
of its distinguished visitor.
Governor McNutt arrived in South
ern Pines at 7:55 o'clock on Wednes-
day morning and was driven to the
Pine Needles where a group of about
50 citizens of the county acted as a
reception committee and where break,
fast was sei-ved. County Chairman
Wilbur Currie welcomed him on be.
half of the county, J. Talbot John.
NEW CHAIRMAN OF
N. C. BOYS SCHOOL
Officers Elected, Reorganization
Effected at Meeting
Meeting Tuesday evening at the
Carolina Hotel in Pinehurst, the Board
of Control of the North Carolina
Preparatory School for Boys, Inc.,
elected new officers and reorganized
the supporting organization of spon
sors under a plan presented by Head
master Thomas Burton and recently
adopted by the Executive Committee
at a meeting in Charlotte.
The newly elected officers are:
Chairman, Struthers Burt, Southern
Pines; Vice-Chairman, A. H. (Sandy)
Graham, Hillsboro; Secretary, Dr. P.
P. McCain, State Sanitorium; Treas
urer, Dr. T. A. Cheatham, Pinehurst.
T. Ashley Haywood of Rocking
ham, chairman during the past twelve
months, continues as a member of the
board. Francis M. Osborne, who has
been an active promoter of the pro
ject from its beginning, continues as
executive-secretary of the board. Pro
vision was made for the selection of a
prominent North Carolina business
man and financier to be special cam
Under this revised organization,
the former board of 22 trustees had
been enlarged to form a group of
ICO sponsor-trustees distributed
throughout the state and elsewhere,
and the former executive committee
of the board has been enlarged to
form a board of control of twelve
sponsors and parents who will con
trol the educational policies and bus
iness affairs of the schocL Fifty of
the spon.''or.trustee3 have already
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the season from Victoria, British Co-1 nation for Governor, will address a
lumbia where they had been spend- ^^ss meeting and "chicken stew
ing the winter and remained until at West End next Tuesday af-
the hotel closed this week.
Miss Colby inherited from her fa-l^'*”®”"
ther, who was a iiemher of Parlia. | yesterday by a group of
men for 25 years, a deep sense of re- Mineral Springs Democrats. The lar- son of Aberdeen, Shields Cameron for
f-ponsibility toward the communtiy in gest political rally in the county is Southern Pines and Mayor Clyde
which theij Canadian estate is locat-; expected, as the Rocky Mount busi-,Shaw for Carthage,
ed, and or a lifetime of service and ness man appears to have strong The Presidential aspirant made a
her many philanthropies she was [.support throughout this section. brief talk, lar'gely on the subject of
c’ecorated by the late King George i “We expect a big turnout, but w'ill the National Youth Administration,
V of Kngland, with the Order of tlie;have free chicken stew fo rail,” said which he said was one federal agency
British Empire. For a period of ISjone of the organizers of the gather- which he knew would continue to
years thif honor was withheld froniijng. "And we particularly invite the; function, that it was the only one to
Canadians and Miss Colby was the! ladies. Delegations are coming from | receive decided increases from both
first person to receive it after it jail parts of the county to hear Mr. I Senate and House Appropriations
committees for the coming year.
“The National Youth Administra.
had been re.establi.shed that Cana-1 Gravely, and the more the merrier
clans were eligible. The decoration: Everyone is invited.”
The candidate is expected to dis
cuss i.ssues of the campaign and to
is a heavy gold Cross Fleuri, sur
mounted by the British Crown and
hung on a royal purple ribbon. On j reaffirm his support of President
the face of the cross is Brittania withi Roosevelt for a third term. Iri a talk
the motto in English, “For God and [the other day he said;
the Empire.’ On the reverse side is
G. R. I. (George Rex Imperator). It
is worn only upon state occasions.
Despite a life of such u.sefulness
as to merit recognition from her
Sovereign Miss Colby is a world trav
eler, as is her sister Mrs. Aikens.
They have spent much time in the
South but had never visited the
Sandhills which they compared fav.
orably in climate to any place they
had visited. They are much interested
in the legend.s and traditions of our
South and departed to visit Virginia
Beach where they are expecting to
explore into the history and possibil-
ities of Tidewater, Virginia, even as
they did here *n North Carolina.
Mrs. Aikins’ son oi^s and oper.
?tes one of the largest ranches of the
Pacific Northwest in British Colum
bia and a brother Dr. Charles Col
by was for years a professor at Me-
( ONTAC’T CENSUS TAKER
IF YOU’VE BEEN MISSED
“A great federal administration,
directed by a magnificent leader, is
cooperating in the solution of our
problems and our people demand that
they must be continued.”
Senator Gravely will also address
the graduating class of Elise Acad
emy in Hemp on Tuesday.
Bishop McGuinness To
Confirm Class Sunday
Anyone m,issed in the census
enumeration in Moore county is ask
ed to contact the enumerator in his
or her township to be included in the
A person residing in Southern
Pines west of Broad .street should
.see Mrs. Bruce Liewis; east of Broad
street, Mrs. Lillian G. Loatham; oth
ers in McNeill township, Ben Wood
of Vass or Mrs. James Swett, South.
eiTi Pines. Sandhills township, outside
Aberdeen, Mrs. Patterson of Jackson
Springs, Morrison Howie of Pinebluff;
in Aberdeen, Charles McLeod or Har.
old Eastwood. Vass, Alton Shaw of
Canveron route. Mrs. McIIwaine.
Services at St. Anthony’s Church
Following: Celebration at
Notre Dame Academy
The Most Rev. Eugene J. McGuln.
ness, Bi.shop of Raleigh, will hold con.
firmation Sunday afternoon at 5:00
o'clock at Saint Anthony's Church in
Southern Pines. He w'ill administer
the sacrament to a class of 35 from
Abedreen, Pinebluff, Sanford and
Southern Pines. While here Bishop
McGuinness will attend a Silver Jub
ilee celebration Sunday afternoon at
8:00 o’clock at Notre Dame Academy
in honor of his 25th year of priest
hood. Twelve visiting priests will be
here for the confirmation and exer
cises, and with the bishop will dine
st Montesanti's Camp Sunday night.
Following the confirmation service
in the church a banquet to the chil-
dren in the parish will be served in
the parish hall by the Catholic Dau
M.VXWEIX TO SPE.\K
A. J. Maxwell, candidate for gov
emor, will speak in the court house
at Carthage on Friday, May 3, at
2:00 p. m.
tion is making it possible to provide
for our future citizens those things
to which they are entitled, education
and training in useful things and
skills. It is doing a fine work, and
appreciation is due tho.se engaged in
the work and to our public .spirited
citizens who are aiding in the cause
of good citibenship. "Most important,”
he said, "the lack of .such work as
the NYA is doing might easily mean,
in these times, dynamite which would
be destructive to the country.”
Governor McNutt was taken to
Aberdeen for an inspection of the new
building constructed by NYA labor
there, after which he motored to Car.
thage for the dedication of its Com
munity Center, another NYA pro
ject. He W'as deeply impressed with
the Carthage building, constructed of
stone, one of the few masonry struc-
tures erected under Nation,al Youth
Admini.stration auspices. He was giv
en a warm reception both in Aber
deen and Carthage.
Victor R. Sweezy Dies
Suddenly at His Home
Cominpr To Southern Pines in
191.5, He V/as One of Pioneers
in Peach Growing
The funeral of Victor Richard
Sweezy .for 25 years a resident of
Southern Pines ,who died suddenly
Tuesday afternoon at his home on
South May street, was held in the
Church of Wide Fellowship at 3:00
o'clock yesterday afternoon, the Rev.
Voigt O. Tavlor officiating. Inter
ment followed at Mount Hope Ceme
Mr. Sw'eezy was born at Walkers
Lake, Pa., the son of Charles and
Frances Merrington Sweezy, and for
many years followed the profession
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