FIRST IN NEWS,
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 19. NO, 27.
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen.North Carolina. Friday. May .‘Jl. 1!>4().
NO REASON FOR
SAYS SEN. BAILEY
U. S. Can Stay Out of War and
Prepare For Ail Event
Bl RGIN PLEDGES Sl’PPORT
“Let me assure you that I am sup
porting the President's program as
set out in his address to the Congress.
I am for fully preparing the defenses
of our country,” writes Senator Josiah
W. Bailey to L. L. Biddle, II, presi
dent of the Pinehurst Chamber of
Petitions signed by numerous Pine
hurst citizens urging the support of
Senators Bailey and Robert R. Rey
nolds and Congressman W. O. Bur-
gin in national (Jefense legislation
■were forwarded recently to Washing
ton. All three have communicated
their views to Mr. Biddle.
Continuing, Senator Bailey wrote:
"Since there has been some dispo
sition to criticize in some quarters,
let me say that our unprepared con
dition i9 due not to the failure of the
President to make recommendations,
nor to the failure of the Congress to
respond to those recommendations.
We have expended In the last seven
years more than six billion dollars for
national defense. However, the pres-
ent war has revolutionized the meth
od of attack and necessitated recon
sideration of all methods of defense.
Anything that might have been done
two years ago would be out of date
now, or even a year ago.
"While there Is reason for con
cern, there Is reason for serious
distress. This country will be able to
stay out of the present war and pre
pare for all eventualities. Nothing
whatever would be gained by going
into the war at this time. I voted to
repeal the Embargo Act in order that
we might sell munitions abroad, but
our means of productior. are .lot ade-
auate to the demands of the Allies.
This is largely due to their delay In
placing orders as they were taken
by surprise by the methods of mec
•I feel that our foreign policy as
conducted by the President and Sec-
retary Hull is one in which all of
us may put a great degree of faith."
Congressman Burgin wrote: "You
may count upon me to do everything
possible to be of help in connection
with this vital plan.
“The National Defense bill, as pro
posed by the President, is now under
debate, and it iff hoped that the mat
ter will be cleared through both
Houses by the end of this week.
Says Senator ReynoWs:
“These are indeed tr.rifng tJ'nes
and 1 am frank to say fhat I am
very much concerned about the ser
iousness of the European situation.
I am hearUly in favor of an adequate
national defense and you may be
sure that the whole situation la be-
ing given my thorough and careful
MISS RUTH CAMERON TO
WED WASHINGTON REED
Graduating Class, 1940, Southern Pines Hi^h School
Thirty-eight Seniors of Southern Pines High School, comprising the Cla.ss of 1940, received
their coveted diplomas at the graduation exercise.s la.st night in the .school auditorium. Dr. P. E.
Lindley, dean of High Point College, made the address. Members of the class, with the exception of
Clyde Alexander appear a6ove.
From left to right, bottom row: Emily Dell Haye.s, Polly Coble, Helen Hilderman, Ross Grey,
Clarice Dickerson, Ruth Swett, Charles Patch, Jr., Marjorie Jellison, Raymond Hayes, Lela Storer,
Juanita Hall, Hazel Kelley.
Second row—Alice Baxter. Catherine Newton Margaret Rowell, Grace Kaylor, Mary Belle
Price, Jeanette Notargiacomo, Camelita Steven.son, Emily Fowler, Lenora Smith, Ann Murphy,
Nancy Medlin, Emily Busick, Richard Plumer.
Third row—Betsy Jean Backer, Bonnie Barnum, Jean Chester, Patricia Ray. Muriel Evans,
Back row—Ned Bushby_ Dan C. Short, Thomas H. Wilson, Lawrence Johnson, David Speir,
Mrs. Lucy L. Cameron announces
the engagement of her daughter.
Miss Ruth Cameron, to Washington
Reed of Williamsburg, Va., Mr, Reed
is connected with the Architectural
Department of the W illiamsburg Res
DOROTHY RICHARDSON TO
W’ED W. L. WONDERLY
Samuel Bond Kichardson an
nounces the engagement of his dau
ghter, Dorothy Bond, to William L.
Wonderly of Copaiiiala, Mexico, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Earl O. Wonderly of
Mountain Lake Park, Md
T. B. WILDER ATTENDS 81ST
W'AKE FOREST GRADUATION
Thomas B. Wilder of Aberdeen has
not missed a graduation day at Wake
Forest College, his alma mater, in 61
years. He attended four while in
college, went back this year for his
ENJOYS BOOM ON
Struthers Burt Sees New Spirit
of Cooperation in Southern Pines
With Revival pf Interest, Sand
hills Ivooks for Development
of Sport Here
Steeplechase racing is enjoying a
teal boom on northern tracks this
sununer, and bodes well for the fu
ture of the sport in the Sandhills.
For it is here that each season is
launched, the meeting of the Sand
hills Steeplechase and Racing Asso
ciation being the first on the long
list of events run under official aus
pices. And it is here, and in Camden
and Aiken, where most of the stee.
plechase horses get their winter train
With a new schooling course com
pleted recently on property of the
Mile-Away Stables at Manley, Sou
thern Pines looks for more horses
than usual in training here next win
ter. Lack of a suitable course with
brush and timber fences has militated
against the development of this sec
tion for training purposes, but this
has now been remedied. Even without
such a course, horses trained here
last winter are doing exceptionally
well on northern tracks this summer.
Time magazine, in an article on
Sport last week, records the boom
in steeplechasing, saying;
“Sportiest of Races’*
At only six of the 45 big race tracks
in the U. S. (Aqueduct, Belmont
Park, Saratoga, Pimlico, Delaware
Park, Laurel Park) can railbirds see
the sportiest of all horse races, a
steeplechase. Last week, when beau
tiful Belmont Park opened its 24-
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Leading Citizens of County
Not Ehiimeratcd in 1940
The Pilot continues to hear of
Moore county residents who have
not been listed in the 1940 feder
al (Census. If I the president of
Pinehurst, Inc., the solic^i-or o£
the county, and a former mayor
of Aberdeen have not been called
upon by canvassers — &lTd they
haven’t—there must be innumer
able others who have been miss-
If you have not been visited by
an enumerator, notify The Pilot.
‘Grand Community,” Says Au-
tor in Thanking Contribu
tors To Worthy Causes
Primary ''^ernor with
Big Lead oveX ", P. Horton
C. H. Deane Calls For Run-Off
I .Against Hurgin For Con-
.1. M. BKOUGHTON
$1,600 RAISED IN
FOR RED CROSS
National Headquarters Appeals
for Doubling of Quota in
View of Disaster
Moore county has raised $1,600 to
date toward the American Red Cross
War Relief Fund for refugee work in
war-torn Europe. Many more dol
lars are needed. "The only limitation
should be the maximum generosity
ms DEMAND FOR
Polled 2,000 More Votes Than
Burgin Outside J-atter’s
Because he polled nearly 2,000
more votes in eleven of the twelve
counties of the eighth Congressional
district tha.i Representative W. O.
Burgin, C. B. Deane of Rockingham
feels that he Is justified in calling
for a run-off primary. In a state
ment to Tne Pilot this week Mr.
‘‘There are twelve counties in the
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By STRUTHERS BVKT
I wish to speak of the emergence
of a new spirit in Southern Pines, or
rather, the re-emergence of a spirit! of the American people,” wires Nor-
that was notably present when I first man H. Davis, national chairman, i 5,^^^ however, will not'enteV a sec-
settled here some twelve years ago in an appeal for doubling this coun- ^^d primary, he announced yesterday.
In Moore County
Lee Gravely led the gubernatorial
GRAVELY CARRIED MOORE
J. Jr. Broughton, prominent Ral
eigh attorney, emerged as high man
in the first Democratic primary elec-
1 lion for Govofnor la.st .Saturday, poll-
, ing a lead of approximately 40,000
I vote.s over Lieutenant Governor W.
r. Horton, second in the seven-man
I lace. 'Revenue Commissioner A. J.
Maxwell wa.s third, L. Lee Gravely
fourth, with Thomas E. Cooper, Paul
Grady and Arthur Simmons trailing.
1 Despite Mr. Broughton's big lead,
Mf. Horton has called for a .second
In the eighth district Congressional
lace, Representative W. O. Burgin
led the field, but by such a narrow
margin over C. B. Deane of Rock
ingham, his major opponent of two
years ago, that Mr. Deane has called
tor a run-off primary.
In the only local contest in Moore
county, J. Hawley Poole of West End
obtained a clear majority over his
opponents for the State Legislature,
VV. R. Clegg and Malcolm J. McLean,
both of Carthage. Mr, Poole Is a
former representative and will sue-
ceed Mr. Clegg.
A -surpri.se of Saturday’s election
was the victory of R. L. Harris of
Roxboro over W. Erskine Smith of
Albemarle for lieutenant governor.
Mr. Smith, a brother-in-law of EM-
win T. McKeithen, Jr., of Aberdeen,
was favored to win. Mr. Smith re
ceived a big majority in Moore coun
ty. but in the state Harris won by
20.000 votes, not a majority. Mr.
but, which for one reason or another,
has not been so evident until recently.
ty’s original quota of $2,000.
'When American Red Cross asked'
operation in all fine and worthy and
Last week I was especially struck
by the window displays all along
Broad street for the benefit of the
Maternity Welfare which were the
outward evidences of the splendid
strides forward Southern Pines and
Moore county -have made toward
solving this problem. But the Matern
ity Welfare is only one of several in
stances, During this past, and in
many ways alarming and sad wintet,
I have been chairman of two enter
prises: Flghting-Funds for Finland
and the Sandhills Ambulance for The
American Field Service in France.
In both instances the response of
Southern Pines and vicinity has been
magnificent, and I wish to take this
chance to thank the community.
Response for Finns
The Finnish war did not last long,
but during the two weeks of the
campaign for funds in this state.
Southern Pines alone contributed
somewhere around $1,200. As for the
ambulance fund, the final check for
which, as announced in The Pilot of
last week, has just been forw-arded to
Stephen U»latti in New York, Amer-
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I mean the spirit of co-operation; co- minimum war relief fund of ten mil- ^„te in Moore county with 1,500 votes
lions no one could foresee that In two ; Horton's 915 and Broughton's 785
short weeks the greatest tragedy in j^^. Burgin led the Congressional
all history would be unfolded," Mr.
Davis wired. “Impossible to describe
pitiful plight of millions of refugees
in France. Sick, wounded, hungry and
homeless, they cry out for help. Will
need much more than ten million dM-j
The thermometer in front of the:
Southern Pines postoffice showed!
rare in the county, 1,646 to Dean's
1,106. Moore county's candidate, D.
C. Phillips of Southern Pines was
third in the nounty with 408 votes.
Thad Eure was renominated as
secretary of state, W. Kerr Scott as
commissioner of agriculture, Dan
Boney as insurance commissioner.
The campaign which winds up with
yesterday a total of $1,200 raised inj
Southern Pines, of this $1,600 total
in the county. Of this amount, $200
was realized at the benefit card party
held last Monday night in the South
ern Pines Country Club. Articles
generously donated by all the mer
chants of Southern Pines were auc
tioned off by E. H. Lorenson, presi
dent of the Rotary Club, and brought
splendid returns. Fifty dollars was
realized from the dance in the Aber
deen tobacco warehouse last Friday
night. Gowns on sale in the store
formerly occupied by Jack’s Grill
have added to the total. Donation
boxes located In various parts of the
county have helped swell the fund.
Next on the program is a card
party to be given at the Southern
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House of Rep
Lt. Governor Sec. State Auditor Com. Agri.
West End 284
Deep Riv. 37
E Cart’age 80
W. ” ” 164
bo. Fines 282
1998 122 859
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ready on, and bids fair to be a heat
ed one, both for Gowmor and for
Representative in Congress from this
district. Broughton, spotted a lead
of 40,000, will also have the support
of much of the Gravely and Mexwell
vote, according to announcements. Mr.
Gravely has declared for the Raleigh
attorney, and Mr. Maxwell, after urg.
ing there be no second primary, said
he would support Broughton. Mr.
Cooper is throwing his support to
The Burgrfn-Deane battle is on
ag^in, and should be close. Deane
led the present Congressman outside
Burgin’s own Davidson county, and
hopes for enough of the Phillips,
Steele and Newton strength to win
out in the run-off.
The vote in Moore county is shown
in a table on this page.
J. C. Golf Event Here
Captured by Raleigh
Jack Biggs Wins Championship
in Annual Tournament.
Raleigh Jay-Ceea walked away
with the oiilk of the honors in the
second annual Jay-Cee golf champion
ship tournament held on the No. 1
course of the Southern Pines Coun
try Club last week-end. The Southern
Pines club vi-as host to the visiting
golfers. Seventy-eight players com
Jack Biggs of Raleigh, with 72-
SO-152 took the cup symbolizing the
championship of the North Carolina
Junior Chamber of Commerce, nos
ing out John Thomas of the Sanford
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