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CIRCI LATION &
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 19, NO. 26.
MOORE COI NTY’S
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen. North Carolina. Friday, May 21, 1940.
TO 38 SENIORS IN
Larffest Class in High School’s
History To Be Graduated”
EXERCISES OPEN SUNDAY
DK. GKOROK (i. HERR
Thirty-eight Seniors, laigest num
ber in the history of Southern Pines
High School, will be graduated from
that institution next Thursday night
when Dr. P. E. Lindley, clean of High
Point College will make the address
of counscl to the young men and wo
men. Commencement exercises start
this Sunday evening at 8:15 o’clock
with Dr. Hornell Hart of Duke Uni-
versity delivering the baccalaureate
The list of graduates is as follows:
iClyde E. Alexander, Betsy Jean
Backer Bonnie Barnum, Alice Bradt
Baxter, William Edward Bushby, Em
ily Lenora Busick, Jean Boylan Ches
ter, Martha Florence Coble, Clarcie
Rodwell Dickerson, Muriel Victoria
Evans, Katharine Eloi.ae Ferguson,
Emily Caroline Fowler, Ross Maxwell
Grey, Juanita Hall, Emilie Dell
Hayes, Raymond Hayes, Helen Long
Hilderman t3race Kaylor, Marjorie
Theresa Jellison, Law’rence McNeill
Johnson, Hazel Kelley, Nancy Medlin,
Martha Ann Murphy, Catherine Jane
New'ton, Jeanette Notarg^acomo,
Chandler Parris, Charles Sumner
Patch, Jr., Richard Caldwell Plumer,
Mary Belle Price, Patricia Ray, Mar
garet Fore Rowell Dan C. Short,
Thelma Lenora Smith, David Ord-
w’ay Speir, Camelita Stephenson,
Lcta E. Storer, Ruth Swett, Thomas
Betsy Jean Backer is valedictorian
of her class, and Mary Belle Price
salutatorian. Helen Hilderman will be
Awarded the American Legion Citi
zenship medal. In addition to the
above the following are honor grad
uates having a general average of
90 or above for each year in high
school: Bonnie Barnum, Clarice Rod-
well Dickerson, Ross Maxwell Grey,
Hazel Kelley and Ruth Swett.
ClasN Honors Dr. Herr
The commencement exercises this
year are dedicated to Dr. George G.
Herr, chairman of the Southern Pins
School Board for the past eight
years and a member of the board for
The prog^m for the services on
Sunday night at the Church of Wide
Fellowship will be as follows:
Invocation, by the Rev. Voight O.
T»ylor: anthem, by the Glee Club;
Scripture reading, the Rev. J. Fred
Stimson; prayer, the Rev. Emesi L.
Barber; sermon. Dr. Hart; anthem,
Glee Club; benediction, Rev. Mr.
Taylor; organ posUude, Mrs. Char
les M. Grey.
iClasB Day exercises will be held
in the High School auditorium Wed
nesday at 8:15, with the following
Welcome, Mary Belle Price; His
tory, Helen Hilderman; Phoprecy,
Hazel Kelley; Will. Raymond Hayes;
Poet, Richard Plumer; Farewell,
Betsy Jean Backer; class song, Sen
At the Graduation exercises on
Thursday night, at 8:15, Miss Selma
Stegall, director of music, will play
the processional, followed by the in
vocation by the Rev. T. A. Williams
and a song by the Glee Club. County
Superintendent of Schools H. Lee
Thomas will present the speaker, Dr.
Lindley. The American Legion medal
for citizenship will be presented by
L. L. Woolley, the Senior Class gift
by Charles Patch, with acceptance by
Superintendent Philip J. Weaver. Dr.
Herr chairman of the School Board,
will present the diplomas.
jJunior marshals, chosen on a basis
of scholarship during the past three
yetrs, are Irene McCain, chief; Lois
Morrison, Francis Council, Gladys
Snipes and Jean Palmer.
BANK CLOSES THURSD.AY
Off For the Front!
Pinehurst-Southern Pine.s Am.
hulance A Reality With
Raising of $2,000
The "Pinehurst-Southern Pines
Ambulance" for the front in France
is an accompli.shed reality.
Struthers Burt announced yes
terday that the $2,000 necessary to
buy and equip an ambulance for the
American Field Service in France
had been raised in Southern Pines
and Pinehurst, and a check for
warded to Stephen Galatti, national
chairman, in New York. One com
plete section of 20 ambulances i.s
already in service in France. Half
of a second section is now' ready
with the donation from here.
This ambulance, made possible
through the generosity of South
ern Pines and Pinehurst, and
through the tireless effort of Mr.
Burt, will bear the names of the
two North Carolina villages in its
work of succor at the front.
DIES OF INJURIES
IN AUTO ACCIDENT
Daughter of Late G. T, Turnure
Wa,s Prominent^ Winter Resi
dent of Pinehurst
FUNERAL IN LENOX, MASS.
ABC STORES HERE
MADE NET PROFIT
OF $63,476 IN ’39
$183,272 Total Profit Since
County Took Over, Chair
man Tufts Reports
Moore county’s two ABC stores
have made a total profit of $18.3 272.47
since the county took them over, ac
cording to a report filed with the
county commissioners last week by
James W. Tufts, chairman of the
Moore County Alcoholic Beverage
(During the past year, the figures
show, the stores made a net profit
To the date of the report, $140 000
had been paid to the county, $40,-
000 two years ago, $50,000 last year,
and S.'iOOOO up to the time the audit
was made for this year. A check for
$13,500 more was given the county
last week, bringing the total to $153.'
000 and leaving the ABC Board with
a working capital of $29,772.42 in in
ventories, furniture, fixture, etc. A
total of $65,393.32 has been paid the
State in taxes, more than $26,000 of
which was paid duringf the past fis
A tabulation of the work done by
the Board's enforcement officers re
veals the following:
Arrests, 89; convictions. 87; total
sentences lm(posed, 43 1-2 years;
fines, $1,415; tax-paid whiskey seized,
1 gallon. 1 pint; non-taxed-pald, 94
gallons, 1 quart; stills captures, 27;
estimate of mash destroyed, 10,120
gallons; defendants turned over to
Federal court, 15; automobilep, 3;
number of officers employed, an av
erage of 2 with an extra during the
height of the resort season.
Gen. Bryden Honored
at Farewell Dinner
Mr.s. George K. Livermore of Pine
hurst and Lenox, Ma.ss., died in the
AToore County Hospital at 11:,30
oclock on Tue.sday morning from in
juries received in an automobile ac
cident la.'it Sunday night. The acci
dent occurred near the entrance to
her home, the former Turnure estate
: on the outskirts of Pinehur.st. Mrs.
Liivermore, driving h^r own car, i.s!
i believed to have had her attention
distracted from the wheel, the car
crashing into a tree. She was thrown
against the wheel with force suffi
cient to cause fatal internal injuries.
Mrs. Liveirnore wa.s the former
Elizabeth Turnure, daughter of
George E. Turnure and Elizabeth La
nier. She was born in Lenox, Ma.s.s,.
on August 19th, 1892. Mr. and Mrs.
Livermore had made their winter
residence In the former home of her
parents, bet%veen Knollwood and Pine
hurst. for many years and have been
prominent socially and in golf circle.^
ii‘. the Sandhills.
After seeing Mr. Livermore off for
New York on the Sunday night train,
Mrs. Livermore joined a number of
friends at supper at the home of
%^!vOTE SATURDAY ON
WASHINGTON D C MAY 21ST "niDATES FOR
AMERICAN RED CROSS
MRS ALICE P>URT HUNT
(’HAIRMAN MOORE COUNTY
rt’ITlI SEVERAL MILLION MEN LOCKED IN MORTAL
:’OMRAT ON FRENCH AND BELGIUM SOIL THE
liKLIEF NEEDS OF BELGIAN AND PllENCH PEOPLE
^RE REACHING STAGGERING PROPORTIONS AL
READY FIVE MILLION PITIFUL REFUGEES ARE CLOG
GING EVERY ROAD INTO CENTRAL SOUTHERN
FRANCE TRYING TO ESCAPE BOMBING AND STRAF
ING FROM AIRPLANES OUR REPRESENTATIVES RE
PORT THOUSANDS DYING OF WOUNDS FRIGHT AND
HUNGER AMERICAN RED CROSS MUST RUSH RELIEF
OF EVERY KIND IF THESE INNOCENT PEOPLE ARE
TO BE SAVED WE ARE EXPEDITING MILLIONS OF
DOLLARS IN MONEY AND SUPPLIES BUT WE NEED
MORE AND BIGGER CONTRIBUTIONS TO CARRY ON
CONNOT URGE UPON YOU TOO STRONGLY NEED FOR
PROMPT ACTION IF WE ARE TO BEFRIEND THESE
SORELY TRIED VICTIMS OF BRUTAL WARFARE WE
COUNT UPON YOU TO REACH AND OVER SUBSCRIBE
YOUR GOAL WITHIN SHORTEST POSSIBLE TIME
EVERY DAYS DELAY MEANS HUNDREDS MAY DIE
BECAUSE WE HAVE NOT BROUGHT THEM AID IN
THIS THEIR SADDEST HOUR
NORMAN H DAVIS
CHAIRMAN AMERICAN RED CROSS
> jLIC OFFICES
Seven in Democratic Field for
Governor, Five For
POLLS OPEN AT 7:00 A. M.
Ball, Card Party, Bargain Sale
To Aid $2,000 Red Cross Drive
Campaign Opens Tonight With
Big Dance in Aberdeen
The Citizens Bank & Trust Com-
pany of Southern Pines will be closed
all day next Tfiursday, May 30th, In-
Fort Bragg “C. O.” Leaves T<>
Become Deputy Chief of
Staff at Washington
General William Bryden, who is bcJ
ing transferred from Fort Bragg to
Washington to become deputy chief
of staff of the United States Army,
was honored Tuesday night with a
farewell dinner given by the civic
clubs of Fayetteville. Congressman
J. Bayard Clark made the princina'
address, and pre^nted General Bry
Mr. Clark touched on the national
defense preparations from the Con
gressional angle and praised highly
the officer personnel of the Army, to
whom the "expenditure of vast sums
of money is entrusted with utmost
confidence by the members of the
He singled out General Bryden for
particular praise, and said that
though he regretted seeing him leave
Fort Bragg, he was gdad that he was
going to Washington to such a high
post at this critical time.
General Bryden will leave Fort
Bragg within a few days
The telegram from the National
lied Cross, reprinted above, speaks
for itself. And Moore county will re-
George Pulver in Southern Pines, and,
it was on her return home that thej^^^^^ promptly.
accident happened. Mr. Livermore ’
i The campaign opens tonight, Fri-
was reached by telegram on the train' » s o
, J . J ! day with one of the biggest and best
fit Wilmington. Del. and returned! •'>
here at once. Mrs. Livermore did not
tegain consciousness and passed away
(Surviving, in addition to her hus
band, are two children by a former
marriage, Mrs. Samuel Clark of Hew
lett, L. I., and George Fenno of Len
ox. Fimeral services will be held to
morrow in Lenox.
Bureau Formed Here
Ministers of County and Prom
inent Citizens on Committee
Headed by H. Lee Thomas
A meeting was called at the
courthouse in Carthage May 14 to
organize a Prisoner Rehabilitation
Bureau of Moore county. This group
Is to meet at 2:00 o’clock in the af
ternoon the sccond Monday in each
month. M. C. McDonald presided.
The Rev. L. A. Watts, Chaplain of
State Prison in Raleigh, explained
the purpose of the mjeeting. The fol
lowing officers were elected; Presi
dent, Supt. H. Lee Thomas; vice-
president, M. C. McDonald; Secretary,
Mrs Gilliam Brown
A county-wide committee compos
ed of all ministers serving Moore
county churches and the following
citizens were selected to membership
in the bureau: Carthage, Wilbur H.
Currie: Hemp, E. C. McSwain; D. D.
McCrimmon, and Mrs. L. A. McLaur-
in; Eagle Springs, E. C. Matheson, H.
H. Harrison and Mrs. George Maur.
ice, Cameron, L. B. McKeithen, J. A.
Phillips and Mrs. A. P. Phillips;
Aberden, G. C. Seymour, H. W. Doub,
Mrs. Frank Shamburger and Mrs. A.
L. Burney, Southern Pines, Frank
; dances ever held in the county. The
.scene will be the Aberdeen Tooacco
Warehouse, and “Dutch” McMillen's
Duke Amba.ssador band, from Dur
ham, will start the music at 9:30
o’clock. One and all are invited. The
men will be called upon to pay $1.50,
the ladies nothing.
Al.so starting today is one of the
greatest bargain sales of dresses,
shoes, blouses and other feminine at.
tire ever heard of in the Sandhills.
Tomorrow, Saturday, is Primary
Registered voters—and that means
only citizens who have their name.s
on the new books, opened since the
last election—will go to the various
polling places in Moore county and
throughout the state, and cast their
primary ballots for Governor, other
State officers, Repre.sentatives in
Congre.ss and in the State General
Registered Democrats can vote
only for Democratic candidates. Re
publicans for Republican candidates.
The polls will be open from 7:00 a.
m. to 7:00 p. m. In Southern Pines
the polling place is the Municipal
Building on East Broad street.
There arc seven candidates for
Governor in the Democratic primary:
J. Melville Broughton, Thomas E.
Cooper, Paul Grady, L. Lee Gravely,
I A. J. Maxwell and Arthur Simmons.
, For Lieutenant Governor: B. L.
' Harri.s, L. A. Martin, W. Erskine
I Smith and Dan Tompkins. Mr. Smith
I is a brother-in-law of Edwin T. Mc-
i Keithen. Jr. of Aberdeen.
! For Secretary of State: Thad
j Eure and Walter Mutphy.
j For Auditor: Charles W. Miller and
I George Ross Pou.
I For Commissioner of Agriculture:
•Speeding through the streets of Kerr Scott and C. Wayland
For Insurance Commi.ssioner: Dan
Speed Laws .Mu.st Be Observed
Here, Says Chief
Southern Pines must be stopped,”
Chief of Police Edward Newton told
The Pilot yesterday, and gave force
ful evidence that he meant what he
said by pounding his fist on the edi
“There is no apparent effort on
the part of motorists to observe the' eluding the present incumbent, W. O.
law here,” the chief .said. "Not only j Burgin of Lexington, and including
are they driving through the busi-j one from Moore county, D. C. Phil-
ness section at a rate in excess of | lips oi Southern Pines. The others are
the limit of 20 miles an hour, and ’ C. B. Deane nf Rockingham; Giles Y.
through the residential section in ex-' Newton of Gibson, and Bob Steele.
C. Boney and William Oliver.
So much for the State candidates.
For our more immediate locality, the
interest centers in the race for Rep
resentative in Congress from the 8th
district. There are five candidates in-
^ ^ miles, but they are not: 3d of Rockingham.
For t e hmgs o e o ere or sa e observing the Stop signs at intersec- There are three candidates for the
—at ridicuously low prices—have all
been donated by women of the com-'
munity who have parted not with
castoffs and remnants, but with at
tire from their current wardrobes,
clothes as good as new, contributed
sacrificially. The sale will be in the
store foitaerly occupied by Jfack’s
Grill, on West Broad street, and will
continue through next week.
Card Party Mond*y
On next Monday night, starting at
8:00 o’clock, a large card party will
be held for the benefit of. the Red
Cross in the Southern Pines Country
Club, donated for the occasion by
the Town of Southerfl Pines. Bridge
or any other kind of g^ftme may be
played, and there will be a special
room for keno, with prizes. Mrs. Clara
Pushee is in charge of the tickets,
selling at 50 cents each, and table or
sets may be reserved by calling her
at 6431. Mrs. Frank Welch has
charge of prizes and the raffle of
gift articles, and those who will do
nate a prize or gift are asked to
leave them, marked for the Red
Cross, at the Welch Gift Shop. Sand
wiches will be sold during the even
ing, donated by The Monday Club.
The entire party is to be given with-
“The recent collision of a car and
truck at Youngs Road and U. S, No.
1 was due to failure of a driver to
stop on entering the highway." New
13 To Win Diplomas at
Pinehurst High School
Baccalaureate Sermon Sunday
and Graduation Next Thurs
Buchan, R. L. Chandler and Mrs. J., of expense.
In addition to these fund-raising
affairs, there will be a large ther-
(Pleate turn to page eight)
B. Sweet; High Falls, R, H. Upchruch.
Mrs. W. E. Woody, and Mr. Pres-
nell; Carthage Star Route, O. U.
Alexander; West End, Hawley Poole;
Va.ss, W. D. Smith. Mrs. S. R. Smith OR- RKII> .•\DDRESSES
and Alton Cameron; Niagara, J. V. j B.APTIST CHliRCH B.XNQUET
Snipes; Pinehurst, G. M. Cameron i
and Mrs. A. P. Thompson; Elise. W.j More than 150 persons enjoyed the
P. Saunders: Pinebluff, Eli Packard annual Baptist Church banquet held
and Mr. Adcox;
H.WE YOU BEEN “CENStfSED?”
Residents of Moore county who
have not been enumerated in the
1940 federal census are asked to send
their names to The Pilot
last night in the Southern Pines
Country Club. Dr. A. C. Reid, head
cf the Department of Philosophy at
Wake Forest College, made a stirring
talk and music was rendered by the
Baptist Orphanage Trio. Dr. Reid
was presented by State Senator M.
G. Boyette. A delicious turkey din-
ner was served.
A class of 13 will be graduated
from Pinehurst High School next Fri
day evening at 8:00 o’clock in the
school auditorium. Commencement
week starts Sunday when the Rev.
Ernest Hancock, pastor of the Beulah
Hill Baptist Church, will deliver the
baccalaureate sermon. Special music
will be provided by the school's Glee
Club, under the direction of Miss
Anne Marie Choate and with Wesley
Viall, Jr.. at the organ.
Officers and members of the grad
uating class who receive their diplo
mas on Friday night are: Robert
Black, president; Lucille Hensley and
Peter DuPont, vice-president; Hazel
McDonald, secretary and treasurer;
Esther Moore, valedictorian; Betty
Smith, salutatorian; John Taylor,
Mack Frye, Louise Shaw, Edna Frye,
Tommy Currie, Margaret McKenzie
and Ralph Garrison.
The Senior Class play was pre
sented by the entire class on Tues
day evening. Directed by Miss Bess
Tillman, the cast scored a decided
hit with the large crowd present. To-
right at 8:00 o'clock In the auditor
ium. Miss Anne Marie Choate will
present her pupils In a recital to
which the public is cordially invited.
The Glee Club is sponsoring a dance
in the school gymnasium immediately
efter the recUal, with an admisssion
charge of 15 cents.
State Legislature from Moore county:
W. R. Clegg of Carthage, present In
cumbent; J. Hawley Poole of West
End, a former representative, and
Malcolm J. McLean of Carthag^e.
Moore county this year has no can
didate for the State Senate. There are
no county ticket contests in the pri
In the Republican primary there
are three candidates for Governor,
John R. Hoffman, Robert H. McNeill
and George M. I^itchard. For Lieu
tenant Governor; Halsey B. Leavitt
and J. Forest Witten,
Voters are urged to go to the polls
INSPECTORS GIVE POSTOFFICE
RECORD HIGH R.\TING
Inspectors of the United States
Postoffice Department paid an offi
cial visit to the Southern Pines post-
office last Thursday, their first since
October, 1938, and found conditions
such as to warrant a rating of 97.
One inspector stated that this was
the highest rating he had ever given
to any postoffice, and congratulated
the postmaster, P. Frank Buchan.
This rating was al!>o the highest in
the memory of members of the local
For custodial work, that is, building
and grounds, the inspectors rated
Southern Pines at 99.
KIW ANI8 MEETING
R. S. DuRant of Southern Pines,
pinch hitting for W. P. Horton, lieu
tenant governor of North Carolina
who was unable to be present, was
the speaker at Wednesday’s meeting
of the Sandhills Kiwanis Club, read
ing a speech on economics recently
delivered by John Temple Graves of
Birmingham, Ala. The meeting was
held in the Methodist Sunday School