FIRST IN NEWS,
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
VOL. 19, NO. 40
of the Sandhill Territory of North Carolina
Southern Pines, North Carolina, Friday, August 30, 1940.
GIRL, FOUR BOYS
IN AUTO CRASH
Lucille Hensley, “Dick” Young
of Pinehurst, in Hospital
with Broken Bones
NEW CAR DEMOLISHED
The driver unfamiliar with the
sharp curves in the old road, between
Pinehurst and Southern Pines, a car
containing five young people struck
a cement abutment and catapulted
into a brook near the Montesanti
Camp last Sunday night, landing up
side down in the bed of the stream.
The car; a new Chevrolet owned by
Mrs. Richard R. Young, of the staff
of Moore County Hospital, was com
Miss Lucille Hensley, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Hf-nsley of Pine-
hiirst, right leg broken above the knee,
left leg severely cut, two cuts in face.
Richaru R. Young. Jr., son of Mr.
and Mrs. Young, owner of car, broken
jaw, severe lacerations.
Desmond Farrell, Green Bay, VVis.,
right leg broken above knee, should
er cracked, severe cuts.
Jack Howland, Green Bay, Wis.,
bruised ankles, slight cut on fore
Lawrence Kitchen, Green Bay,
Wis., cut on right arm and other
All are reported as getting along
well. All except Kitchen and Howland
are in the Moore County Hospital.
The young men and Miss Hensley
v.'ere on their waj' to Southern Pines
from Pinehurst to call for the Mi.sses
Juanita Hall and Frances Council,
after which they planned to attend
the movies at the Carolina Theatre
in Pinehurst. Kitchen, who, with
Howland and Farrel, have been, vis
iting “Dick” Young here, was driv
ing. There is a dangerous curve just
east of the Montesanti Camp, the
scene of former accidents, and Kit
chen w-as unable to hold the car on
the soft road as it neared the curve.
Crashing into the cement wall of one
of the culverts over a stream of
Devil’s Gut, the car struck with such
force that it leapt the wall • and land
ed upside down in the stream. Those
seeing the car directly after the ac-
cident did not see how any of the oc
cupants escaped death. All available
ambulances in the section were hur
ried to the scene and the injured peo.
pie rushed to the hospital.
Pinehurst Estate Accepted By N. C. Boys’ Preparatory School
• O Po.
Survey U. S.-1 as Army
Troop Movement Road
Highway Dept. Finds It Would
Cost $3,733,000 To Meet
TJ. S. Highway No. 1 is one of the
roads in the state on which surveys
have been made by the State High
way and Public Works Commission
for the purpose of determining what
work would be necessary to put cer.
tain arterial highways in shape for
motorized army troop movements.
The survey was made at the request
of the Federal Bureau of R'oads.
The Commission found it would
cost $3,733,200 to make the changes
necessary to conform to army spec
ifications. Minimum requirements are
18-foot roads, e^ht-foot' shouldera
except in the mountains, and 18-foot
bridges with 1,000-ton load capacity.
The contemplated arterial route on
which No. 1 would be used would be
from South Carolina to Virginia via
Highway No. 15 to Laurinburg and
Aberdeen, and No. 1 through Sanford
and Raleigh. It is not known wheth
er the highway commission will un.
ROTARY GOVERNOR VISITS
SOUTHERN PINZ» CLVB
Ed K. Willis of Concord, district
governor of Rotary Interqational, will
pay an official visit to the Southern
Pines Rotary Club at the Country
Club at 12:15 this, Friday afternoon.
Record Early Here,
As Army Growth ilts
In Fort Bragg Overflow
‘Boxwood Court,” Former Residence ol Eldrid^e R. Johnson, Gift To School Fund
School Accepts ^‘Boxwood CourV^
in Pinehurst, Gift of Johnson
Fund Drive For Boys’ “Prep’
To Be Launched Here
on Sept. 5th
In accord with action taken by the
Board of Control of the projected
North Carolina Preparatory School
for Boy.s at a meeting at the Execu
tive Mansion in Raleigh on Saturday,
a state-wide organized campaign to
raise $250,000 toward establishment
of the school will be launched im
The movement was given a flying
start by acceptance by the board of
the offer of Eldridge R. Johnson, of
Camden, N J.., to contribute his Pine
hurst estate, ‘‘Bo,\-wood Court,” to
the school. The 9.5-acre property, es
timated to have cost $160,000, was
credited by the board to the campaign
fund at the conservative evaluation
Initial step in the fund-raising pro- '
gram, which is aimed at the opening
of the school in September, 1941, will
be a one-week campaign iif the Sand,
hills area to be launched at a com- ^
plimentary dinner meeting of work-1
ing committees of this district at
the Southern Pines Country Club at^
7:00 o’clock next Thursday evening, [
September 5. The Rev. Dr. T. A.
Cheatham, rector of the Village Chap
el in Pinehurst, will serve as chair
man of the movement in the Sand
hill area and many other citizens who
have been active In preliminary work
in recent years have accepted places
of leadership and service. Dr. Cheat
ham will preside at the meeting on
Immediately following the inten
sive campaign in the home area, the
appeal will be carried to other parts
of the state by districts, beginning
with the Charlotte district, where an !
organization is already being form-1
At the meeting in Raleigh on Sat
urday, the board accepted the res-
ignation of the Rev. Francis M. Os. I
borne as executive secretary and
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NOTRE DAME ACADEMY OPEN |
FOR INSPECTION ON SUNDAY'
On Track 1—Pardon Us,
Course No. 1, For the Sea
board Golf Tournament
It’s "All Aboard” for the annual
golf outing of the Seaboard Air Line
Railway officials, and they've al
ready started pouring into Southern
Pines for the three-day festivties.
Two hundred and fifty, at least, are
expected, including all the principal
officers of the road, guests and vis
itors from most of the leading rail
roads of the east, and leading businss
men of allied lines.
They’re bringing their own cater
ing staff, and will make the High
land Pines Inn their headquarters, as
usual. The overflow will be cared for
at the Park View and the Belvedere.
The golf tournament will be a three-
day affair—Saturday, Sunday and
Labor Day, and there are numerous
prizes to be competed for. Officers
of the Seaboard Golf Association this
year are: C. A. Earnest, president;
H. H. Benton, 1st vice-president; R.
T. Etheridge, 2d vice-president, and
J. C. Brady, secretary-treasurer. Mr.
Etheridge is in charge of the tourna
ment which will be played over the
No. 1 course of the Southern Pines
Republican Fish Fry
Tonigrht at T^akeview
Candidates To Be Present and
All Youni? G. O. P.’s Are
SCHOOLS TO OPEN
Notre Dame Academy on Youngs^
Road, Southern Pines, wUl be open
for Inspection next Sunday, Septem-j
ber 1st. All who desire to visit the.
Administration and School buUdings
on that day will be cordially welcom.
ed by the members of the faculty.
The academy will reopen for its fourth
scholastic year on September 3rd.
The Secretarial course, which is
open to post graduates, will begin
classes later in the month. Those who
wish to avail themselves of the ad
vantages offered by this course,
should register at the academy be
fore the 9th of September.
Sponsored by the Young Republi
can Qlub of Moore county, a fish
fry will be held at LaUevlew this
evening, Friday, beginning at 6:30
o’clock, and the occasion bids fair to
be an outstanding event.
All candidates for office are re
quested to attend and all young Re
publicans are cordially,urged to be
present for the meeting, the high
lights of which will be eating fish
and listening to good old-time mus
ic, with no speechmaklng.
Colin G. Spencer, Jr., of Carthage
in president of the Young Republi
can Club and Miss Margaret Bogle
of Southern Pines Is secretary.
LOCAl. YOUNG DEMOCRATS
TO MEET NEXT THURSDAlf
The Southern Pines Young Demo
crats will hold a meeting in the
American Legion Hall on Thursday
evening, September 5 at 7:30 o’clock.
Everyone interested Is Invited to at
Superintendent Weaver An
nounces FacuKv of 18 For
With the return of Philip J. Wea-
I ver. .Superintendent of Southern
I Pines School.s. from his summer va-
j ration comes the announcement that
I the local schools will opi;n next
j Thursday morning, September 5th,
at 9:00 o’clock. Mr. Weaver also an-
nouncp<! that the faculty will meet
next Wednesday afternoon at 3:00
No formal exercises are scheduled
for the opening day. Pupils will regis
ter for the fall term and be assigned
to their resoective rooms, and teach
ers will effect the organization of
their classes preparatory to high
school, elementary school and the
primary grades getting imder full
sail by Monday morning.
Mr. Weaver announces the faculty
of the local white schools for the
fall term, as follows:
Primary, 1st grade, Mrs. Jesssie M.
Dwight; 2d grade. Miss Emllie May
Wilson: 3rd grade Miss Abbie Suth-
Eaementary, 4th grade. Miss Bess
McIntyre; 5th grade. Miss Jessie
Fitzgerald and Miss Sophie Howie;
6th grade. Miss Mary Buckner and
Miss Annie P. Huntington; Music,
Miss Selma Stegall.
High School. English, Mrs. Sara L.
Ellis and Miss Pauline Miller; Com
mercial, Mrs. Ruth W. Warner* Lat-
in and Arithmetic, Miss Elizabeth
Scarboroug'i; Mathematics and Phy
sical Education, Miss Aline Todd;
Science, Edward Ne^l Stirewa)*" So
cial Science and French, D. W. .. .m-
ble; Geography and History, Amos
C. Dawson; Librarian, Miss Martha
214 ARTICLES FX>R WAR
STRICKEN SENT TO RED CROSS
Your Balance Sheet
Year’s Expenses and Where
Money Conies From
Moore county’s balance .sheet.
last year, as given in round num
bers to the Sandhills Kiwanis Club
by County Chairman
.$ 30,000 :
.. . 31,000 I
.... 7,000 '
.. . 23,500
Current. School Exp.
Cap. Outlay, School.s
Ptin. and Int. on Debt
.. .. 15.000
State and Federal ..
Officers Lease 30 Houses and
Apartments in Pinehurst
and Southern Pines
MANY CIVILIAN RENTALS
im RATE OF DEBT
TO VALUATION IN
Decision of the War Department to
make Fort Bragg the base for the
Ninth Division of 11,050 men and a
recruit reception center for 1,000 men
has resulted in an overflow housing
condition throughout this section,
and in consequence, a .sudden unpre
cedented demand for houses and
apartments in Southern Pines and
Pinehurst. During the past ten days
some 30 leases have been signed by
commissioned officers in the two re
sort towns, which, with leases by
others, chalks up a record rental here
for the month of August.
Residents, fearful that the supply
will be "gobbled up," as they put it,
by the Army officers before their
friend.s from the north are able to
sjgn on the dotted line for winter
homes, have been assured that there
are .still mnny available residences;
that the demand has resulted in an
increased listing of properties for
rental. They also state that due to
the infhix of the officers and their
families, winter residents are already
■speeding up their signing of leases,
and that it will undoubtedly re.sult
in many families coming down much
earlier than usual this Fall. One
agency in Southern Pines annoimced
the leasing of .seven residences here
to others than the military.
That the officers and their fami
lies are most welcome here as resi
dents has been voiced on all sides, and
I plans are already afoot to make them
Chairman Currie Gives Report home
of Finances in Talk
The War Department announced
this vv'eek that plans are going rapid
ly forw'ard to construct a canton-
The ratio of debt to property valu- >^ent at Fort Bragg to provide facil.
ation in Moore county is less thanH 050 troops with the Ninth
Mrs. Burt Hunt, county chairman
of the American Red Cross, an
nounced this week that another ship
ment of articles made by volunteers
throughout the county had been ship
ped during the past week to head
quarters in New York, for the us^ of
the international organization In Its
aid to refu«ir> s and other war-strick
en families. The latest shipment con
tained 214 articles.
The work Is continuing at a rapid
pace here, Mrs. Hunt stated, and
another shipment will go forward in
the near future. "I want to express
again my thanks and appreciation to
all who have been so generous with
their time and energies In this im
portant work,” Mrs. Hunt said.
; two pei-cent, establishing it as one of
I the lowest debt-rate counties in the
1 state, Wilbur H. Currie, chairman of
I the County Board of Commissioners
i told members of the Sandhills Kiwan.
is on Wednesday.
Mr. Currie explained that in 1930
Moore owed $684,000 in bonds, that in
1940 this had been reduced to $474.-
000, and that in the meantime the
Sinking Fund set aside for payment
of bond issues as they fall due had
been increased from $18,000 in 1930
to $76,000 in 1940. And not since 1931
has the County been forced to Issue
tax anticipation notes. It is meeting
Its current expenses from current
revenues,” and discounting Its bills,"
l:he chairman said.
In giving a report of the County’s
finances to the club, Mr. Currie said
that bonds totaling $40,000 had been
issued in 1937 to provide for a new
school at High Falls, and $28^000
more bonds were issued in 1939 for
more schools, but that during 1938
$42,000 In bonds were retired. Now,
under the State law, counties and
municipalities may issue new bonds
at the rate of only two-thirds of the
amount retired the previous year, so
that, a» no bonds were retired dur
ing 1939, no new bonds may be is
sued this fiscal year.
Delay In School Here
“This works at a disadvantage to
us,” he said, “In fact that we have
been unable to take advantage of
federal funds available to counties
when matched by local money. It
will mean this year that Southern
Pines must wait a little longer for
its new projected school buildinjj.”
Mr. Currie gave a resume of the
County’s school indebtedness, explain-
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SEA WELL ON STATE O. O. P.
Herbert F. Seawell, Jr., of Car
thage has been named a member of
the State Republican Advisory Com
mittee by State Chairman Jake F.
Newell. A. I. Ferree of Asheboro is
chairman of. the committee which
has for its aim the polling of a full
O. O. P. vote in the state in 74ovem.
division and a 1,000-man recruit re
ception center. The cantonment will
include necessary utilities and hos
Many Leases Signed
The Paul T. Bamum real estate
agency this week announced the fol.
lowing rentals: the Pethick house on
Massachusetts avenue to Col. H. K.
Pierce; Mudgett Building apartment.
Broad street, to Capt C. G. Meehan;
Piedmont apartment to Lt. Lowell
Gregory; Britt house on South Ridge
street to Lt. A. E. Graham; Robinson
house on No. Ridge street and
Youngs' Road to Lt. J. W. Stoll; Cox
house on E. New Hampshire avenue
to Lt. J. T. Anderson; Brown house
on Indiana avenue to Capt. William
C. Phillips; Pierson apartment on
West Broad street to Lt. C. M. Card
er; Pettes house on S. Ashe street to
Capt. C. G. Follansbee; Holmes house
on So. Ashe street to Capt. Frank S.
Kirkpatrick; Gordon Brown house to
Lt. William S. Behrick j Berry house
cn East Pennsylvania avenue to
Capt. Ceorge T. Derby; Sanborn
house on E. Pennsylvania avenue to
Lt. D. W. Fielder; Sanborn house on
E. Connecticut avenue to LL. A. H.
Achtermann; Kraffert house on High-
land Road to Major E. B. Sebree, and
the Arey apartment on W. New
Hamp.shlre avenue to Lt. R. V/. Hall.
Leases other than military were
made by the Bamum agency as fol
lows: Schmelzer house on Illinois
avenue to L. E. Hus<ell; Skinner
house on E. Connecticut avenue to
Mrs. Decie J. Welch;.McQueen apart,
ment on So. May street to D. W.
Gamble; Swan house on E. Vermont
avenue to Mrs. J. Collins Lee; San
born house on E Connecticut avenue
to Walter R. Murray; Powell house
on E. New Hampshire avenue to T.
B. Green, and the Yearby house on
So. May street to P. J. Russell.
The E. C. Stevens agency has leas
ed ’The Corral on Bethesda Road,
owned by Weoster Knight of Provi-
dence, R. I., to Mrs. John G. Ehrhardt,
and a Home Owners’ Loan Corpora
tion house On Morganton Road to
Lt. E. E. Stong of Purcell, Okla.
Col. G. P. Haw«8 announces tl^
sale of the E. T. Lattlng residence
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