TIRST IN NEWS,
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 19, NO. 39.
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Southern Pines and Aberdeen,North Carolina. Friday, Au^fust 23, 1910.
95-CENT TAX RATE Tobacco Prices on Border Belt RPRES FRY, SLAYER
FOR COUNTY VOTED Enc^raging to Local Farmer si gp AGED FATHER,
BY COMMISSIONERS dred on Openinj; Day in 1 To Ring* Bell Sept. 2 “i GIVEN 30 YEARS
Levy Means $1.25 for Southern
Pines, $1.15 for Aberdeen,
$1.10 for Pinehurst
SUPPORT 9-MONTH SCHOOL
At a meeting of the Board of
County Commissioners held Monday,
final work of settling the tax rate
for the county was completed.
The county-wide rate will be 95
cents on the $100 valuation, as per
the tentative budget announced in
The Pilot August 9th.
Aberdeen, Southern Pines and
Pinehuist, towns which have voted
for nine months school terms, will
have additional levy for school main-
tenar^e, the county assuming the
debt service. Aberdeen's rate for
school maintenance will bo 20 cents;
Pinehurst' 15 cents, and that of Sou-
thcm Pines 30 cents, this to be in
nddition to the county-wide rate of
Vass-Lakeview will have a 20-cent
debt service tax and Mineral Spiings
township bonds will call for a five-
Last year's county rate was 88
cents, but the school debt service
chai'ges, now included in the 95-cent
rate, were additional.
Legion Appeals To All
Veterans To “Join Up’’
Sandhill Post I.aunches Exten
sive Membership Drive in
Home Defense Program
America has need again of the men
who were her first line of defense 22
years ago, and with this in mind the
local Sandhill Post No. 134, American
Legion is calling on former service
men to record their renewal member,
ship for 1941.
The extensive membership drive,
which started this week, is headed by
p. committee composed of Haynes
Britt, chairman: Donald Currie,
Lloyd Woolley, T. C. Campbell, Ern-
est Wilson, Francis Dwight and J.
During the past 22 years men and
women of the American Legion have
led the fight for national defense and
for Americanism, and along with
other posts throughout the country
the Sandhill Post has as its first
thought the welfare of the nation;
Since its organization in 1921 this
local post has devoted years of ser
vice to the community, state and na
tion In time of peace and will con
tinue to signify such service today
in another national emergency.
In addition to active duty in de
fense of our firesides Post Command,
er L D. Williams stresses other rea-
sons why former war veterans should
continue their membership In this
great national organization. Impor
tant among these are the Legion re
habilitation, child welfare and junior
The first named enables the Legion
to attain its objective of having every
disabled ex-service man and his de-
pendents taken care of by the gov
ernment. The latter two deal unself
ishly with the welfare of the youth
of Amer-ica through the great Child
"Welfare program that the Legion Is
sponsoring, and the teaching of
sportsmanship and higher Ideals
through the Sons of the American
Legion, Legion Junior Baseball, Boy
Scouts, Oratorical contests and
School Medal Awards Program.
The Sandhills Post, representing
Southern Pines and nearby commun
ities, has been one of the most active
service organizations of its kind in
this section since Its beg:inning In
192i and It is now; beckoning to war
veterans to respond to the job that
must be done once more.
Tobacco farmers throughout this
section appeared pleased with the
prices chalked up on the seven North |
Carolina markets of the Border Belt
which opened on Tuesday. Sales aver-1
i aged from $18 to $20 a hundred, with !
j farmers offering upwards of 2,500,- j
1000 pounds. Prices topped the pre-1
j vious Georgia opening, and gave in-1
I dication that through the sea.son |
' prices would range approximately $4 |
I higher than the State average last ■
I season. I
Farmers exprasscd greater opti- ,
' rhism than at any time since the Eu
ropean war threw the market into a
j tailspin early last season by forcing
[ Imperial Tobacco Company buyer.*!
■ from the floors. Imperial purchased
35 per cent of the crop for British
export and bid on the best grades.
Imperial buyers appeared on the
market Tuesday bidding tUs time
I for the Commodity Credit Corpora-,
! tion. Federal agency purchasing to-
' biicco for storage and price stabiliza-
I tion. Price average equivalent to last
I year were guaranteod by adoption;
of three-year control in a manner j
similar to the $40,000,000 purchased ;
last year with an option to the Brit-
i.sh export. !
Bettei’ prices were attributed to'
three factors; Government guaran-,
tee of last year's average, the pros.;
poets of three.year control, and the;
decreased crop due to the hot weath- j
er of the summer.
Plans are going forward looking to!
a big opening for the Aberdeen to- j
bacco market on September 17th.
Aberdeen will again have its two
■warehouses in operation, with a full
I staff of buyers representing all the
j leading companies and numerous in
;Judge Alley Metes Out Maxi-,
mum Sentence for Second
1 Deffn?e Murder
OTHER CASES COMPLETED
Eppes Pry, convicted in Moore
County Superior Court last week of ■
the -second-degree murder of his 87- ■
] year-old father, Merrill Fry on July
! 13, was sentenced by Judge Felix E.
Alley to serve 30 years in prison at
, hard labor, this being the maximum
, Rfntence for the offense. Judge Al-
Ii‘.v declared the case to be “one of|
, the most brutal I ever heard of.".
! The trial, which attracted wide in-,
terest, moved rapidly. Fry was ar- j
haignod Tuesday morning and a
LET BRITAIN HAVE
U. S. DESTROYERS,
resentfitive Hurgin Says
Trend of Mail Indicates His
DISPOSED TO VOTE AYE
ED K. WILLI.S
Sentiment favorable to immediate
favorable action making 60 U. S. de
stroyers available to Great Britain
has been voiced throughout the Sand
hills during the past week, prompt-
I iiig The Pilot to wire Representative
j W. 0. Burgin of the Eighth Congres
sional di.strict as to his position.
‘'M.y mail favors General Per
shing's suggestion that the Unite(|
States sell old destroyers to Great
Britain," Ml’. Burgin telegraphed in
“I feel disposed to vote for the
J. W. HAKBISON
Fayetteville Plans New
Homes for 400 Soldiers
To Petition for Federal Funds
To Create Housing Author
ity in City
The creation of a Housing Author
ity to construct 400 residence units
for Fort Bragg non-cOSnmissioned
officers and civilian employes Is to
be sought by city officials In Fay
September 4 has been set as the
date for a hearing on a petition to
1 establish a Fayetteville housing au
thority to obtain Federal funds for
building the necessary houses. Mayor
H. „C. Blackwell outlined the plan at
a meeting of Interested citizens In
the offices of O. P. Breece, president
of the Chamber of Commerce. I. M.
Richardson, secretary of the cham-
ber, stated that he had authentic In
formation that houses would be need
ed for 400 to 450 non-commissioned
It has been officially declared that
17,500 men will be stationed at Fort
Bragg when the post Is brought to
full stren^rth: The Ninth Division,
one of the new streamlined divisions,
is to be sent here. Secretary Richard
son stated that he had been Informed
from Washington by General Bryden
that there are no plans for removal
of this division from Bragg in the
SCHOOLS OPEN HERE SEPT. 5
Southern Pines schools will open
on Thursday, September 5th. An
nouncement of plans for the opening
•Say and of the faculty for the com
ing school year will be announced in
next week’s Pilot.
speci.^l venirp of 51 men was order-
!o<l summoned to appear Wednesday J>istric( Governor.. Will Make provided it i.-^ recommended by
'morning. The State rested it.s case Official Call on Southern Army and Navy officials."
Wednesday afternoon and direct ex-1 *’ines Club j Cotters and telegrams have been
SuiM>rintendent of Pinehurst Schools nmination was completed before ad- pouring into the offices of both
- — -ijournment. Cross-examination was Willis, engaged in the hos- North Carolina Senators and all Rep-
D/^IIAAI C TA Ani7\T I begun bv Solicitor Pruette at the manufacturing bu.sine.ss and a resentatives durmg the past week, ac.
^tllUUL>S lU Ul Lll I opening of court Thursday, Argument ^'-mber of the Rotary Club of Con- ™'ding to despatches from Washing.
comoleted by 11:00 "’i” '‘“'‘"‘I t^e meeting of the t""- According to the.se communica.
IN rllVMlI RST (iN ,^'c\ock Thursday morning The fir.st of Southern Pinos on «hich urge immediate
1 I Friday, Augu.st 30th, in his official action, the people of the state appear
MAMriAV CFPT 9 Clegg, who had been retained by c«Pa«ty of Governor of this Rotary f" that the time has arrived when
OEI 1. L members of the family of the slain ‘’i^trict. He will meet with President, the United States should do every-
'man to a.ssist in the prosecution. He Ernest H. Lorenson, secretary J, D. thmg possible, short of war, to help
New Courses in Shorthand. Hand followed by Herbert F. Seawell, Arey. Jr.. and the other officers and , the mother country.
and Industrial Arts For court-appointed coun.sel for Fry. members of the club to consult with ( ifi/.ens Here .Approve
Hovs' Announced address was by Solicitor ndvise on matters relating During the week The Pilot has in-
Pruette. Barely an hour was needed,adminl.stration and Rotary tervieweu several prominent citizens
FI AG R‘\ISINf; F'XERCISES the jury to decide on a second- -‘’^rvice activities. the county, and found each one
J. W. Harbison, superintendent of Fry, who bore a good reputation District Governor at the 1940 destioyers.
I ; Rotary convention whcih was held A strange phase of the flow of mail
Pinehurst Schools, has announced died ur the Moore County Hospital . j ^ to Washington is that tho malorttv
‘I' Havana, Cuba, during June, and '^asningion is tnat ino majority
the opening date of scnools for Sep- altercation bet . .en the t.\o continue to serve until the 1941 to be from
tember 2d. Call to order will be at,-^n who has been estranged for i mother, and many from young men
9:00 o’clock when flag raising '''"o occupie^d the, and women who have closely followed
erciqes will he rondiicted hv the of same house. The Son was slashed on O.UJU noiary cuios oi moic t i tv,
erclses wll be conducted by the of- reauired countries of the world are the trend of events in the Lnited
ficers of the Student Government the aim and chest and also required! The 188th Kingdom and now urge that the
nnr) mAmh<>rc! nf tho <?pninr rlnqq hospital treatment. He testified thati^ P districts, ine 188th 1 11
and members of the Senior class, H district of which the Rotary Club of United States act immediately so
with entire school taking part. father slashed him before ^ consists ‘^at ships now idle in this country
The year begins with the Elemen- Ws father"'and ’ clubs located in cities of North and for the most part lying in the
tary School fully accredited, being that ^e pushed ^Ynst ^ Carolina, and has a membership of Atlantic ports, be shifted to England
given an A-1 rating by the State De. , approximately 1,800 Rotarians. ’
partment of Education. | tJ^unk.
The High School which is fully | Serving on the jury in this case
accredited is offering new courses were L. D. Thomas, Leon A. Crutch- D y ^ AI 111?PI
in Shorthand, Band and Industrial field, O. H. Gordon, H. A. Monroe, 1 TXiLiUljU
Arts for boys. Twenty new books ^Y. G. Caviness, E. G. Whitaker, T.
have been added to the library dur- J. Reynolds, Harold T, Markham. J.
Ing the summer. The High School Is K. Dowd, H. H. Brooks, E. L. Tart
expecting the largest enrollment It and J. L. Thomas,
has ever had for opennig day. j Other Cases
The faculty will comprise Misses,
Dorothy Ehrhardt, Edna Gentry and Willie Little was found guilty of
Lillian Moore, Primary School. Miss carnal knowledge of a female child
Hassle Sherrill, Mrs. Edla Best between the age of 12 and 16 years
Wicker, Mrs. Evelyn Sloan Cameron'fnd was given 18 months in jail, to
and M. P. Wilson, Grammar School suspended upon payment of the
Miss Harriet Shllllnglaw, Music and. hospital bill and a specified amount
Band. Members of the High School',monthly for the support of Louise
faculty: W. H. Campl>ell, Industrial ^^Lauchlin s child.
Arts and Science; Miss Jane Gibbs, For the larceny of furniture from
Home Economics and Science; Shel-|the home of R. L. Thornton at Car-
by Horton, Jr.; English and History: thage, Lindsey Marley was given 12
Misg Lou^e Riddick, Commercial; months in jail to work on the roads.
Miss Bess Tillman, French and Eng- On the breaking and entering count,
llh; E. H. Tilley, Mathematics and prayer for judgment was continued.
Chemistry; and J. W. Harbison,
AT $9,250 LOST BY
to contribute to its defense in the
I critical hour of the British empir?,
( It is pointed out In many of these'
1 letters that England has stlways been
'ic'gatded as the first line of defense
I for this country and that If the na-
I tion should succumb to Nazi at-
' tacks, that the next step of Euro
I pean aggressors would be to cross the
Atlantic or at least to engage In con-
rfri.1t* • duct that wouldn’t jeopardize the
Proprietor of The Manor mi
Pinehurst Reports Theft from
Jewelry valued at $9,250 owned by
Mrs. William H. Parkinson, proprie.
tor oif The Manor hotel in Pinehurst,
was stolen from her room in the
Greensboro Country Club in Greens
boro last Saturday night, according
to announcement by the police of
that city yesterday.
Mrs. Parkinson was visiting her
D. McCrlmmon, embezzlement, nolj brother, Leonard J. Bliss, formerly
BAPTIST BIBLE SCHOOL
COMMENCEMENT TONIGHT^ to January term.
proa with leave.
Johnnie Taft Campbell, drunken
driving, prayer for judgment contin-
of Pinehurst and now caterer at the
club, when the burglary occurred.
According to despatches, she was
MONROE CLAN TO HAVE
REUNION ON SEPT. 1ST. i
Cleo King. Page Mane.ss and Waldo ^^o ureensboro by her
Commencement exercises of the ;^^^^^^ breaking and entering and P»^''ate physician. Dr. S. E. Sebastian
Baptist Daily Bible School will be ^^Jof New York. When she awoke Sun-
held tonight, Friday at 7:30 In the. prayer for judgment con-i^«y morning four valuable pieces of
Southern Pines Baptist Church. — ■ -
There will be a program and an ex-,
hlbltlon of the students’ craftman-
Sam Yates Johnny King and Cleo
jewelry and $38 In cash were miss
ing from the room. The jewelry In
- ! . . . . . eluded a $2,000 ring, a $2,650 pin and
, I King, breaking and entering and ’. . fv,
-I . , . , la $2,000 wrist watch.
ship, followed by a social. All par-i ® *2
th. nnhiic >arceny, n. p. 1. as to Johnny King,
The Monroe Clan will hold its first
reunion at Bensalem Church near
Eagle Springs on Sunday, September
1st, and all members of the clan and
their relatives are urged to be there
as soon after 10:30 o’clock as possi
ble, and to bring picnic lunches. It
is planned to organize the clan and
arrange for annual reunions.
ents of the students and the public
are invited. The school has been very
not guilty as to others.
Mrs. Parkinson has since returned
to Pinehurst. The police admit little
successful with a total enrollment j Claude MitcheH embezzlement, progress has been made toward the
of 95 and an average of 80 present *^ot guilty. i arrest of the thief,
DEMAND FOR LOCAL HOUSES j I’OUNG DEMOCRATS TO ELECT
DUE TO BBAaa E.vi’.\NSION
H. CURRIE SLATED TO
ADDRESS KIWANIS CLUB
Wilbur H. Currie, chairman of the
Moore County Board of Commission
ers, is expected to be the speaker at
next Wednesday’s meeting of the
Sandhills Kiwanls Club, at the Sou
thern Pines Country Club. He will
discuss county affairs.
M.^RGARET L. PLEASAN-TS
TO WED ON SATURD.Wj |
Owing to the shortage of quarters: Moore County Young Democrats
Miss Margaret Louise Plea-sants,^for officers at Fort Bragg with the]will meet in a county-wide session
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles E. | i(icreased personnel for the Ninth on Monday night, September 9, W. A.
Pleasants, Jr., of Aberdeen and Char, j Division, there has been a suddden Leland McKeithen, County Solicitor
les Howie Little, Jr., of Charlotte will,real estate boom in Southern Pines and president of the organization,
be united in marriage tomorrow, Sat-'during the past week. Some ten announces.
urday afternoon in the Page Momor-
lal Methodist Church in Aberdeen
at 5:00 o’clock. Though no formal
Invitations were Issued, friends of the
young couple ar Invlt^ to the cer-
.emony, to be performed by the Rev.
Ur. S. A. Maxwell, pastor.
houses have been leased to commis
sioned officers, and others are look
ing around. Local realtors are advis-
It will be the last meeting of the
year pilor to the State convention to
be held in Raleigh September 12.14,
ing those who have friends planning' and an elaborate program Is being ar-
to come down for the winter to write j i anged. At the county meeting new
them of the possible shortage In officers, an<3 delegates to the State
available cottages and apartments, convention will be elected.
commerce, integrity, and the lives of
the people in this country as well as
It is now expected that this flow
of mall will be greatly intensified
owing to the appeal that has been
made to the TTnited States by Prime
Minister Winston Churchill for the
ships in question.
Young G. O. P.’s Plan
Fish Fry at Lakeview
Will Gather Next Thursday
N^ght—Spirited Meeting Held
in Southern Pines
Moore County Young Republicans
will hold a fish fry at Lakeview next
Thursday evening, Augu.st 29th at
6:30 oclock, and a large crowd Is ex
pected. No speaking program is
planned, just a get-together for a
The county organization met last
Thursday night in the Southern Pines
Civic Club for a spirited meeting at
which plans for the campaign were
informally discussed. A large crowd
attended and Colin G. Spencer, Jr.,
of Carthagi;, president of the Young
Republicans, presided. Committees
were named to perform specific work
during the campaign.
PAGE WAITE WED
IN W ASHINGTON IN IVLW
Word hfiS been received here that
Mrs. Pp.ge Waite, for the past two
seasons a guest at The Homestead
In Southern Pines, was married in
Washington, D. C., on May 25th last
to C. H. Pai;ker, Mr. and Mrs. Par
ker are spending the summer in Ne»r