FIRST IN NEWS,
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 19, NO. 35.
MOORE COl NTY’S
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen. North Carolina. Friday. July 26. 1940.
FOR 3-YEAR PLAN
“Uncle Ed,” One of Few Surviving Ex-Slaves
in Moore County, Laid To Rest at Lakeview
Known and Respected By Hundreds Throughout Section, He
Was OriKinally Owned by Grandfather of A. M. Cameron
of Vass.—Passes at 85 in County Home
Extended Control Program Car
ried in Flue-Cured States
By 86 Percent
Organize For W k ^^EWS OF WEEK
UAT DITT IT’
WILLKIE CLUB IN
SEVEN TO ONE IN MOORE
With only 92 voters in More cotinty
opposing control in last Saturday’s
tobacco referendum, in which 1,003
ballots were accepted, the 873 votes
for the three-year program gave the
county practically the same average
B5 that of the state. Nineteen fav
ored the one-year control.
Coimty Agent E. H. Garrison, Jr.,
estimated that around 50 percent of
those eligible to vote, which included
both landlords and tenants, went to
Individual acreage allotments will
be made each of the years of 1941,
1942 and 1943, and alt poimdape pro
duced within the acreage will be sold
without penalty. Tobacco sold from
acreage In excess of allotments will
pay a marketing penalty of ten cents
Moore's vote by townships was as
l>erp River ,
Mineral Springs ,
BY BKS8IE C.XMEBON SMITH Mrs. C. L. Tyson's possession.
As the harmonious strains of "Lay Politeness and loyalty to his church
were two of "Uncle Ed's" outstanding
characteristics. Even within the last
your head on Jesus' breast . , , .
sleep on ... . sleep on .... ” broke
the midday stillness of the colored attended
cemetery at Lakeview Monday, f.nal conference held by his church if
Non-Partisan Group Plans Spir
ited Campaign for G. 0.
touches were made to the mound cov
cring the remains of "Uncle Ed," ex-
! slave, known and respected by hun-
! c'reds of white and colored citizens of
! Moore county.
j Bunches of the choicest flowers to
i be found in the gardens of his people,
I zinnias and other bright-hued blos-
Foms, some of which were tied with
bows of pink crepe paper .... a col
orful touch that a few weeks ago
would have brought a sparkle to "Un
cle Ed’s" dimming eyes .... were
lovingly arranged on the mound be
neath Che trees before the neighbors
and friends turned homeward.
he was able to get there, and hia re- i
OTHER OFFICERS ELETED
Eugene C. Stevens wa.s elected
ligion extended to his pocketbook.;
If his old-age a.ssistance had gwon Southern Pines last
out when “district meeting” time
came, the faithful old soul went to a non-partisan
white friend to borrow a dollar or on behalf of the Republican
j two, and he never forgot to pay it
In recent times Uncle Ed resided
r.lone in Lakeview, his wife having
died a number of years ago and his
children having gone to other parts
of the country. Declining health con
fined him to hi.s home for several
months, hut friend.s from Va.ss and
Lakeview mini.stered to him until a
1 Agnst Ttl
Vote In State
Throughout the state the vote w-as
117,580 for the three year quotas,
1,973 for one year and I,"),674 for no
"We are naturally pleaed with the
large margin of approval given the
three-year phn," said E. Y. F'.oyd,
executive AAA officer at N. C. State
College, "and I personally want to
thank all of those who contributed to
the educational campaign which en-
rbled the growers to understand the
issues at stake.
"However I would also like to en-
l!st the support of the .same people,
organizing, and institutions in pro
moting the increased production of
food and feed crops, and the building
up of soil fertility, which to me are
more Important parts of the triple-A
program than marketing quotas."
In the six states of the flue-cured
belt, the three-year program carried
by over 86 per cent.
Floyd said that tobacco income In
North Barolina this year will, "at
best," be only about 60 per cent that
of last year.
"It Is Imperative,” he said, "that
cur fanners make every effort to
raise food and feed they are now buy
He pointed out that though small i
grains are soil depleting ciops, the;
AAA program permits growers to
plant without penalty three acres of!
wheat a family, 10 acres a farm or ,
the "usual" acreage whch is the
average for the last three years.
The annual cotton referendum will
probably be held In November, he ad
ded, and burley tobacco growers In
western North Carolina will vote late
in November or early In December
on the same three-year quota plan
which w-as presented to flue-cured
growers In yesterday’s referendum.
OF UnaS VASHTI STARNES
! short time ago when it wa.s deemed
I Uncle Fxl s last name was Tyler,, ^o get him in the County Home,
. hut for the purpo-se of identification ; ^ould have constant at-
it was rntitely superfluous. i iprition
I "You've heard about Uncle Ed Ty-j News of his death came Sunday
I ler's death, an old timer remarked | morning. Friend.s among his own raCe
to a more recent comer. j had kept up burial associ.ition dues.
A moment's hesitation followed, so the undertaker was notified and
then further explanation. j -'o faithful patriarch's body was
“Oh,’ .said the newcomer, "I knew brought back to the church he had .so
him as ‘Uncle Ed.' " doeply loved. Allan's Chape' Methodist
"ITncle Ed" originally belonged to Church, in Vass, for the funeral ser-
Allan J. Cameron of Harnett county, vice.
maternal grandfather of A. M. Cam-; “I’m afraid there will not be any-
eron of Vass. He was around 8,’i; body to take Uncle Ed's place," a
years of age. "Uncle Ed" did not' iriend remarked, and while this may
know his age, but said that he was | be the consensus of opinion. Undo
about two years younger than his Ed sei-\-ed loyally in his day and has
former owner's son Clem, whose rec- eamed the right to “sleep on . . .
ord is in an old family Bible now in | fslcep on . . . sleep on."
Pre.sdiential nominee The meeting
belli in the office of Harry A. Lewis,
was well attended and most enthu
El<i^ ted as vice-president were Mrs.
Genige W. Case, M!.<. William Dale
nnd E. H. Lorenson, Norris L. Hodg
kins, president of the Citizens Bank
& Trust Company, was elected treas
urer, and Miss Evelyn Edson, secre-
“Membership in the organization
will not he confined to Republicans,
as we have found numerous Demo-
ciats in favor of Mr. Willkie," Mr,
.Stevens said. "U‘e plan a clean, ag
gressive campaign along non-partisan
lines. This is not the year to put
party ahead of country, but to deter
mine, regardle.ss of party affiliation,
V ho is the better man to head the
pnvernment. We believe Mr. Willkie
the ideal man at this time."
m, BUT irs
* jf HOT NEWS
Mounting Mercury Militate.s
Against Headline Stuff for
Your Favorite Newspaper
’MEMBER THAT ICE STORM?
Shriners and Ladies
Pay Visit to Sandhills pointed
sandhill Club Host To Oasis Tem
ple at Lake view. Hand
The newg is hot this week.
In fact it's the hottest it's been all
iWe know this to be a fact, ’cause
everybody we’ve stopped on the
•street with out usual query, "What’s
the news," has replied:
The result is, that though it's been
a hot week it hasn't been a hot week
for news. As far as we have been able
to ascertain, nobody has shot any
body, nobody's robbed a bank, kid
napped anyone, gotten married, dis
covered gold or any of those thing.'?
which make headlines.
FAD A I JP1ICT 1 7 news that G. C. Seymour
rUfi iVLiijlJu I I. J ! to a Kiwanis meeting without
I his cnat, displaying a colorful pair
' of suspenders. It's tlie exception that
! makes news; theieforc perhaps it
I should be recorded that Dr. Mudgett
' l:ept his coat on.
; There's tradition in the legal pro-
fe.ssion that bench and bar must keep
their coats on during court session.
Our reporter foimd that Judge Vance
Rowe and Prosecuting Attoiney Le-
Innd McKeithen adhered to the tra
dition on Monday, de.spite the fact
that in the memory of the oldest in-
nabitant, there has never been a hot
ter day in the Carthage courtroom.
And there's sn/methlng about that
courtroom thats none too savory on
the he.'t of davs.
HEMP PLANS BIG
\nnounces 21 Classes Fctr >lules
and Horses and Six
Satiirda.v, August 17th hinTjecn .s't
as the d.Tte for the annual Li%estock
Show which will be hcid at Hep.p
Work on the entry list ha.^ aiio.iJy
leen Completed and committee! np-
r.n the differen* pbi.ses of
the work. This shov. .sta'tin:,- from
a small beginning, has dr vdotin l ir*^o
a real asset. This particular .section
has ahia.vs been noted for good live-
James Pate of Pilot DoesnU
Care What State He Eats In
Even Oolf Srorc.s High
When it’s too hot for I. C. Sledge
^irst Five Meals on CCC Trip to
Cal. Are In N. C., S. C., Ga..
Ala. and Miss.
Announcement has recently been
made of the engagement of Miss
Vashti Setomes to Nicholas Redding
Manning of Wllllamston. Miss Starnes
Is the daughter of the Rev. and Mrs.
S. J. Starnes. Mr. Starnes was pas
tor of the Aberdeen and Vass Metho
dist churches prior to his transferral
last fall to the Wllllamston charge.
Among 62 officers and men of the
2,'52d Coast Artillery Regiment,
North Carolina National Guard unit,
honored for long service this week,
was Sergt. 6. M. Bradin of Southern
Pines. For service of 12 years or more,
Bradin received a service ribbon.
"Breakfast in North Carolina, din-
rer in South Carolina, supper in
Georgia, breakfast the next morning
in Alabama and dinner at noon in
Thus starts a letter received by
The Pilot from a member of tis staff,
now at CCC camp No. 5492 in Kings
Canyon National Park, Cedar Springs,
The writer was James E. Pate of
Southern Pines, Pilot pressman, who
says: "I have really been places since
I saw you last." After recounting' his
inter-state meals, he tells of march
ing up one of the principal streets In
New Orleans, La., of crossing the
Mississippi on a ferry boat, of eating
breakfast, dinner and supper in Tex-|
as (it sounds as though James didn’t
get enough to eat on his Pilot wages);!
of breakfast in New Mexico— “and
that is about all I can remember. We
got here (Californial Wednesday
about 10:00 o’clock. I am working in
one of the offices, typing. We stay in
a national park and fight forest fires.
I saw' the second largest tree in the
world Sunday, the ‘General Grant.’
There are really some big trees up
here In these high mountains.
“I sleep under a sheet, two blan
kets, and a quilt every night, that’s
how cold it Is up here. Tell all ‘hello’
and to write to me because I will not
be back until January 1st, 1941 if
nothing happens. 1 like It fine but
North Carolina better. Be sure and
send me The Pilot."
ODD FELIX)WS ORPHANAGE
TO GIVE CONCERT HKRE
37% Peach Crop
1,176,000 Bushels Ten Percent
Under Last Year’s Produc
tion in North Carolina
North Carolina w'ill produce ap
proximately 37 percent of a full
crop of peaches this year, or 1,-
176.000 bushels, which is ten per
cent less than the 1,305,000 bush
els harvested last year and 39 per
cent under the ten-year (1929-38)
average farm production. Al
though the April freeze damaged
the crop severely, considerable im
provement has been made since
then. In the Sandhills the crop Is
irregular and spotted while other
arear in the state have a fair crop.
Good size and quality of peaches
are expected where early July
rains occurred. In South Carolina,
the peach production is estimated
at 1,560,000 bushels this year and
a ten-year (1929-38 average of 1,-
141.000 bushels. The Spartanburg
area has a fine crop.
stock, and today this reputation i.s be-
Some 22.'5 Shriners and their ladies ing upheld with a fine crop of young
gathered in Lakeview last Friday af- muJes and colts,
ternoon for Oasis Temple’s midsum- I have never been in tRe live.stock' of Pinehurst to forego golf, it's HOT.
' mer visitation, and every facult.v of section of any of the other states Pome oi'the Pinehurst boys went over
I the te.sorc was open to the visitors, but I do not believe that they can pro- to Rockingham Wednesday for a
I with the Sandhill Shrine Club as duce anything any nicer than some of match, but not Brother Sledge. And
; host. : oui mules," Says County Agent E. H. we also hear that most of the scores
Potentate H. D. (Buddy) Horton Garri.son, Jr. “Some of these mules turned in looked more like the tem-
' of Charlotte, his Divan and official will weigh around twelve to thirteen ppi-ature recording for the day up
fscort—the uniformed units—were hundred pounds. This is due to two around the 100 mark.
; met in Rockingham by a delegation things. First, they had good stock to Friends are having a couple of lo-
of Shriners of the Sandhill club and begin with, and second, they have cal writers examined by p.sycho-analy-
a State Highway Patrol escort. A h<'en properly fed and handled. The jst.s. Jim Boyd and John Weld played
stop was made in Southern Pines for show this year .should be one of the tennis on W’edne.sday afternoon,
a band concert ih the muncipal park largest and the best we have ever i Oosh. it doesn’t seem so long ago
by the Shrine band, under the direc-1 The material for a good show is that we had that ice storm, does it?
tion of Major S. Ca.sper Chandler, and
nnother concert was given in Lake
Miss Marian Cameron of Raleigh
and Vass, daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
A. M. Cameron of Vass, and Mi.ss
Kathryn Charles, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. G. A. Charles of Aberdeen,
were in charge of tvgistration.
Among the notables attending
were Potentate Horton; S. Casper
Chandler. Major uniformed units;
Johnnie W. Bennick, Captain of Pa
trol; Wild Bill Lindsay, First Lieu
tenant, and Clarance Beeson, Second
Lieutenant Patrol, all of Charlotte;
t ight if we can just get it out. If we ^ But to get to our story, which is
can do this I am sure that this show purpiy to take up the space which
will come up to anything put on in must be filled because there isn’t any
the state. The people at Hemp have
cooperated with us all the time in
this and I am sure that they will
again. If you enjoy seeing good live
stock it will pay you to come to
Hemp on Saturday, August 17th.’
news. The story is that the heat wave
j’ou’ve been enjoying (pardon us, we
mean suffeiing) has been country
wide. The As.sociated Press tells us
it’s the longest and broadest of the
year, and that it reached its crest
Committees for the show will be as j on Wednesday. Previous high tem-
follows: I peratures for the season were shatter-
Grounds—Marvin Ritter, Edgar i many points in the midwest, and
Hussey, Stacy Brewer, Coy Lew’is and
W. C. Garner.
Entertainment; W. S. Evans, C. A.
Hussey, G. E. Walker. Mrs. C. C.
JThe Concert Class from Odd Fel
lows’ Orphan Home at Goldsboro will
give a concert In tfie Southern Pines
Civic CHub on Monday evening, Au
gust 5th at 8:00 o’clock to which the
public Is cordially Invited. Chorus,
play and musical numbers will be
featured.: The Chamber of Commerce
and the Junior Chamber of Com
merce are sponsoring the event. The
class is comprised of talented chil
dren at the home.
Tin Whistles Take Over
Sandhills Winter Residents En
joy Third Summer Outinj; at
New Castle, N. H.
Dr. C. K. Proctor, Superintendent of A, West and Edgar Brown.
Oxford Orphanage, Oxford, and H.! Livestock and Publicity_C. A.
V. Brockman, editor of Oasis Maga-I W. S. Evans,
zine “Desert Dust," of Charlotte. i A Dunlap, Bud Comer. Mack
A. M, Cameron of Vass was chair-1 brewer, B. H. Powers, George Pur-
man of the co*nmittee on arrange- O- Alexander Roy Garner A.
ments and G. A. Charles of Aber-1H- Trotter. T. G. Ragsdale, Walter
deen, as secretary of the Sandhills;
Shrine Club, was active in arranging I
for the day’s entertainment.
Had you dropped into the resort ho
tel, Wentwoith-by-the-Sea, at New
castle, N. H. one recent week-end
PRnXAMAN TO MANAGE
DfKE HANDBOOK, DIRECTORY
David Prillpiman of Southern Pines,
you would have thought you were In who has been teaching In Duke Uni- ^
the Sandhlls. For gathered about the'versity Summer School this summer,
has been made V.siness manager of|
Finance Committee—Dan McCrlm-
: mon, G. E, Walker and Mack Brewer.
I Numerous Classes
i The classes will be as follows;
1 Best mule colt under 3 months
I old 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th prizes; 2 Best
j mule colt from 3 to 6 months old;
Best mule colt 1 year to 1 1-2
old; 4 Best colt, 1?_24
golf course, beach and inn were nearly
100 faces familiar to this section dur
ing the winter time.
The occasion was the third annual
reunion and summer outing for mem
bers of the Tin Whistle Club of Pine
hurst, and their wives. They enjoyed
0 fine program of social and sports
activities, golf, bridge, dancing, sw'im-
mlng, a clambake, and so on. In the
group were the following;
Mr. and Mrs. H. H. Beckwith, Mr.
and Mrs. George T. Dunlap, Mr. and
Jlrs. Donald Parson, Mr. and Mrs. J.
Potter Stockton, Mr. and Mrs. J. L.
(Pleate turn to page eight)
the Duke Handbook and Directory for
next year. Prillaman, who is a grad
uate of Southern Pines High School,
is spending this wek-end at his home
AGAINST REYNOLDS CO.
WII.BITR H. CrRRIE TO
ADCTIES.S KIWAMS CLI^B
The R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Com
pany of Winston-Salem, with other
leading tobacco manufacturers. Is
charged with violations of the Sher
man anti-trust act in an indictment
handed down this week. .
Officers and directors of the
Sandhills Kiwanis Club held their
.semi-annual business tneeting Wed-
r<esday noon at the Southern Pines
Country Club to go over reports of
committees and plan future business.
At next Wednesdays meeting of
the club Wilbur H. Currie, chairman
of the Board of County Commis
sioners, will speak on “County Fi
no general relief was in prospect.
The total of deaths attributed di
rectly and indirectly to the sultry
spellnow a week old—was increas
ed to 280 on Wednesday. These in
cluded 96 heat fatalities and 184
Wedne.sday was the hottest July
I4th on record in Charlotte, the offi
cial recardinR. atop the postoffice be
ing 99 degrees. But it was hotter
down on the streets. The mercury
reached close to the 100 mark in the
Scattered thunder hower are pre
dicted hereabouts. If you know of any
way to hurry them along, call us up.
SLOAN GUV. JR. WEDS
ANNE HAYNF^S, SNOW HILL
A wedding of interest in the Sand
hills was solemnized at the home of
the bridegrooms parents in Snow Hill
Saturday when Miss Anne M. Haynes
became the bride of T. Sloan Guy,
Jr. The Rev. Mr. Guy officiated
Mrs. Guy is a native of Massachu
setts, but has spent most of her life
in Greensboro. She received her B. S.
S. A. degree from Woman’s College,
Mr. Guy is a graduate of Wake For
est College, where he was a member of
the Kappa Alpha fraternity. Mr.
Guy’s parents formerly lived near
Carthage and later in Southern Pines.