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FIRST IN NEWS,
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
of the Sandhill Territory of './orth Carolina
VOL. 19, NO. 51a
Southern Pines, North Carolina, Friday, November 22, 1940.
19 VOLUNTEER IN
MOORE COUNTY FOR
Only Four May Be Required for
Quota for First
ADVISORY BOARD COMPLET
Civic Club Fights Oft Efforts of
President To Retire From Office
Miss Florence Campbell Reelect
ed President at Annual Lun
At the annual luncheon of the
Southern Pines Civic Club, held last
Friday In the clubhouse, Miss Flor-.
cnce Campbell was re-elected presi-1
Two More Days
Will Southern Pines Quota of
$844 For Red Cross
Nineteen young- men have volun
teered for military service irom
Moore county, leaving but three
white men and one colored man like
ly to be called in the first draft.
The following have volunteered;
Willie Pouncy, Samuel Joseph Walli-
er, Lawrence Drake Williams, Jr.,
Henry Ross Miller, Oliver Ball,
George Rosser Cameron, George A.
Marsh ,"Richard Marian Covington,
Jordon Martin Ritter, Charles Mur
chison MacLeod, John William Rat-
kowski, James Marvin Caviness,
Harmon Curtis Goins, Nathinal Cur
tis Smitherman, Robert Lee Briggs,
Edward Dockery, James Mward
Chambers, Lacy Alton Cole and Min-
ter Carson Johnson.
Questionnaires have been sent to
a list of 182 who enrolled on draff
day last month, and these are being'
rapidly filled out by the young men
and forwarded to the Draft Board
at Carthage. The Board this week an
nounced the completed list of mem'
bera of the Registrants Advisory
Board, whose duty is to aid regis
trants in filling out their blanks.
.Judge J. Vance Rowe is chairman of
the board, which comprises the fol
J, Talbot Johnson and Forrest
Lockey, Aberdeen; Levi Packard,
Pinebluff; W. D. Matthews and
Hiram Westbrook, Southern Pines;
Ben Wood and Mrs. S. R. Smith,
Vass; Mrs. J. M. Guthrie and L. 'B.
McKeithen, Cameron; J. F. Sinclair,
West End; Mrs. Lola A. Carter, Jack
son Springs; Paul Dana and Col.
George P. Hawes, Pinehurst; S. R.
Hoyle, J. H. Scott, and E. J. Bums,
Carthage; W. P. Saunders, Edgar
BrowTi, C. S. Davis, G. E. Walker,
Mrs. C. B. Bi«oka and O. T. Maness,
Hemp; R. B. Reynolds, Leaman, A. D.
■Shields and W. G. Coltrane, Highfalls;
Frank Garner, Steeds, Rt. 1, arid
Baxter Paschal, Glendon.
1,300 Volunteers in State
Indications now are that almost
all men needed in the first call will
come from lists of those who have
volunteered to begin their year of
ser\'ice immediately. More than 1,300
have volunteered in the State's 155
By next July 1, North Carolina is
to furnish 15,613 conscripts. It is
expected that calls for men will come
through every few weeks until that
Guilford tops the State on the first
call, having a quota of 30 men. Next
is Mecklenburg with 26.
In determining which counties
should furnish men who will report
December 4, December 5, etc., State
Selective Service headquarters will
oegin at tht alphabetical top of the
list of counties. That means men from
Alamance, Alexander, Alleghany,
etc., will report first.
Civic Club members are giving a
tea this afternoon, Friday, at 3:00
dent for 1941, despite her strenuous ^ , , ,, , ,
’ ■ o clock in honor of the workers on
efforts to retire after three and one- ^ t^e Roll Call and drive for new mem-
half years of servic. Other officers bers of the Southern Pines Branch
were elected as follows; ■ t'f the American Red Cross, of which
1st vice-presiiient, Mrs. Alice ' Florence Campbell i.s chairman.
Burt Hunt; 2d. vice-president. Miss Reports will be given and plans
Elinor Valentine; 3d vice-president,' outlined.
Miss Isabel Graves; recording secre-l^ince the Red Cross will play a lead-
STUNT NIGHT HERE
Richard Burton, Aged 6, Brings
Down the House in Skit
by First Grade
PROGRAM EXCELLENT ONE
In his first appearance on any
siagu, Richard Burton scored a de
cided hit. He brought down the house
on the occasion of the Southern Pines
Pchool's annual "Stunt Night" last
Thursday in the high school build,
Like all great actors, Richard was
tary. Miss Norma Shiring; corres
ponding secretary, Mrs Ernest Mo-
rell; treasurer, Mrs. Howard Bums;
directors, Mrs. Henry Dorn, Mrs.
John Erhardt, Mrs. Harry Gage, Mrs.
L. D. McDonald, Mrs. Wade Stevick,
Mrs. Jane Town and Mrs. Carlton
At the luncheon the guests were
pretty unconcerned about it. That’s
ing part in activities this winter, all why he was good
Southern Pines women are not onlyj Fortunately for the crowd, he
nivited but urged to attend and offer kept coming back on the stage. It was
iheir help for the time and work that Richard’s job to change the stage
suits them best. Help is needed for
knitting and all kinds of sewing, for
tiie making of much needed garments
for every age from babies on up. Mrs.
Wade Stevick and Mrs. Henry Dorn
seated at small tables arranged in prepared a tempting tea table,
circle. Lavsh bunches of chrysanthe-! names of Mrs. Cecil Robinson,
mums were used on the tables and Walter Speir and Miss Mary
about the hall, being the gifts of
Mrs. 1. F. Chandler and Mrs. George
Moore, and were especially attractive
against the new draperies which
have been presented by the Junior
Civic Club, of which Mrs. James
Hobbs is president.
Luncheon was served by four of
the young women of the junior club
Mrs. Hobbs, Mrs. Weatherly, Mrs.
Moore and Miss Baxter. Mrs. L. D.
McDonald, luncheon chairman, was
assisted by Mrs. Broome, Mrs. Over
ton, Mrs. Dom and Mrs. Stevick.
Before coffee was served, the
guests were surprised by the en
trance of six of the High School Sen
iors, Joe Swett, Peggy Broome,
Martha Sebree, Jame^ Ross, Kellogg
Stebbins and Mary Grey, bringing
with them a small platform which
they deposited in the center of the
circle of tables, and proceeded to give
Thornton Wilder's one-act play, “A
Pleasant Journey.” They kept their
audience in a gale of laughter, with
a few real tears shed in the only sad
moment. It was clever, human and
well done. The cast was accompan
ied by Mrs. Ellis, director and Phil
ip Weaver, superintendent of schools,
both being introduced and adding a
word of greeting. All were luncheon
guests of the club after the play.
Immediately following luncheon,
the members gathered in the direc
tors' room for the annual meeting
and reports of the passed year, Miss
Campbell presiding. Mrs. Wade Ste-
Vick, Mrs. Henry Dorn and Miss
Siary Wintyen presented the slate
of officers which was unanimously
JURORS DRAWN FOR CIVIL.
TERM OF SUPERIOR COURT
Richardson were omitted from the ^
list of Roll Call workers last week, i
uut they have not omitted to turn j Mrs. Thomas E. Burton of Southern,
in splendid sums from their districts; The local school may lose him before
setting between the various num
bers offered by the First Grade. He
changed them with the eclat and
savoir-faire of a Barrymore. It’s
only a question of time before you’ll
see R I C H A R D B U 'R T O N
in big electric lights over the en
trance to one of Broadway’s biggest
Richard is six, the son of Mr. and
to help meet the Southern Pines’
quota of $844.00, Can it be met?
Two more days to go I
George Dawson Sets A
Record at Pine Needles
The Pilot, 20
Next Week, Plans -
Celebration of Birthday
To Produce Largest Single Issue
of a Newspaper Ever Pub
lished in Moore County
HIGHLIGHTS OF 2 DECADES
THE L.4TE BION H. BUTLEB
Plays Course in 64 in Match with
Dunlap and Others.—Many
Arrivals at Inn
’.:e’s "growed” enough to join the
dramatic club, unfortunately. For
Richard’s daddy is headmaster-elect
nf the projected North Carolina Pre
paratory School for Boys, and doubt
less will be one of the first pupils
when that institution comes into
Stunt Night was its usual big suc
cess. There were other stars besides
Master Burton, stars to numerous to
mention. The Fir.st Grade did .splen-
AUENS TO END
ON DECEMBER 26
Severe Penalties Will Follow
Failure To Comply With
the Federal Law
Golf again made 19th hole chatter
at the Pine Needles this past week
when George Dawson of Chicago set^ti'fily with its tableaux and songs and
ji new competitive record of 64 dances from Mother Goose. 1 he Sec-
over the Pine Needles course while; ‘>nd Grade stuck to songs, but knew
playing in a foursome with George j how to sing them. A tin orchestra of | pjjjy qj. guardians. Registration takes
T. Dunlap. Jr., Leslie M. Brown and; Third Graders produced music well, j pjijgg jjjg postoffices.
J. R. Peters of New York. Ted Tur-' "’6 H l^t it go at that—on all shapes! xhere is no charge of any kind
ner, former Pine Needles profession. ^ sizes of mothers kitchen 1 connected wtih alien registration.
REGISTER AT POSTOFFICES
Alien registration will end on De
cember 26 and all non-citizens who
have not yet registered are warned
that severe penalties will follow fall
lire to comply with this Federal law.
All aliens, 14 years of age and old
er, must register in person and be
fingerprinted. Alien children, under
14, must be registered by their par.
The Pilot will be 20 years of age
next week, almost old enough to vote.
To celebrate the occasion a spec
ial Anniversary Number will be is
sued on Friday, December 6th, the
largest single issue of a newspaper
ever produced in Moore county.
Every phase of activity devoted to
‘The Upbuilding of the Sandhill
Territory of North Carolina,” to
which the Pilot dedicated itself when
it was founded by Stacy Brewer and
I the late Bion H. Butler in 1920, wiU
be covered fii this edition. Among
contributors will be the following:
Helen K. Butler, daughter of the
late editor; James Boyd, Katharine
L. Boyd, Howard F. Bums, Strutherg
Burt, Jerry V. Healy, Charles Mac-
auley, Frank Mclnnis, Arthur S.
Newcomb, Ralph. Page, Bessie Cam
eron Smith, Carl G. Thompson and
The Pilot will tell the story of the
cievelopment of the community, with
special emphasis on its life and
growth during the two decades that
this newspaper has been a part of
the picture. It will tell of the indus
tries, of the railroads, of the utilities
—power and light and the telephone;
it will record the highlights of the
period in Aberdeen and Pinehurst and
Southern Pines and Vass and other
communities. ’The issue will be pro
fusely illustrated, with old time cuts
ind waih photogmphs of new build
ings and homes and factories.
The Pilot hopes to celebrate its
birthday with a lasting memorial to
Moore county and its spot in the
nl, olds the non-competitive record went, and Grade 4 shone as Rag
for the course at 63 I Dolls.
Another fast foursome playing over
The Fifth Grade put on a skit
the Pine Needles during the week in- ^hat Brains .re more impor-
cluded Horton Smith, well unown' that Feet when you net to earn
professional, who paired with John!^ spending money, nnd the
FIRST THISTLE CLUB PARTY
AT COUNTRY CLUB NOV. 20
Mrs. J. J. Spring, president of the
Thistle Club, announced yesterday
that the club’s first social event of
the season will be a Thanksgiving
party at the Southern Pines Country
Club on Saturday afternoon, Novem
ber 30th at 2:30 o’clock. All mem
bers of the club are invited to bring
The Catholic Daughters are spon
soring a dance for the younger set
of the St. Anthony’s Parish
and their friends next Wednesday
evening at 8:00 o’clock in the parish
hall. Admission will be 35 centa per
couple or fifteen cents each person.
Mrs. H. J. Maloney and Miss Ger
trude O’Bryan will act as hostesses.
At a recessed meeting of the Board
of County Commissioners held in
Carthage last Friday, the following
were dravm as jurors for the Decem
ber term of civil court:
W. L. Cockman, A. L. Wilson, D.
A. Freeman, A. C. McNeill, R. B.
Hailey, W. G. Routh, J. L. Maness,
Colon D. Monroe, Clarence Wilson,
J. L. Warren, J. L. Boyte, G. W. Mat
thews, M. A. Causey, L. (7. Welch,
N. W. Crane, C. P. McMillan, T. A.
Millar, C. R. Morrison, John C. Fer
guson, C. R. Mills, K. C. Fields, J. M.
Thomas, J. R. Mclnnis, O. A. Fish-
MRS. MCDONALD ELECTED
RELIANCE CLUB PRESIDENT
At a meeting of the Reliance Club
held this past week at the home of
Mrs. L. D. McDonald, Southern
Pines, Mrs. McDonald was elected
president for the coming year. Other
officers chosen are: Miss Mary C.
Wintyen, vice-president; Miss Norma
Shiring, recording secretary; Miss
Maureen Sugg, membership secre
tary, and Miss Blanche Sherman,
After the business meeting a sui"-
price shower was given Mrs. Robert
Davenport, recent bride.
Roberts of New York in a close four-
ball match with Dawson and Dun
On Wedneday, members of the Sou
thern Pines Bridge Club were lunch
eon guests and later made up two ta
bles of bridge. Attending were Mrs.
J. S. Milliken, Mrs. H. J. Betterley,
Mrs. E. Levis Prizer, Mrs. Dorsey G.
Stutz, Mrs. Carlton Wicker of Sou
thern Pines, Mrs. Reid A. Page of
Aberdeen and Mrs. Thomas Black of
Clarence Caper, Edward Werner and
B. McDonland of New York were
golfing guests of Karl Robbins of
Several times during the week dove
shooting parties were out on the pri
vate Pine Needles shooting preserve
near Lakeview. Among those enjoying
this pastime were Ralph Linder Pope,
Herbert Vail, George T Dunlap, Jr,
and Tommy Naile.
Guests arriving during the week in
cluded Ralph K. Trix, who occupied
The Paddock last season; Mrs. Jes
sica Dayton, who is here for the sea
son; Mrs. Henry Stringer and Mrs.
Robert Stringer of Baltimore, Md.;
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Hunt of Tren
ton, N. J., and Miss Lucy L. Rey
nolds of Broklyn, N. Y.
Also Mr. and Mrs. Thomas E. Pres
cott of Clifton, N. J., Charles E. Bor
den of New York City, Mr. and Mrs.
W. B. Gosman of New 'Rochelle, N.
Y., Mr. and Mrs, George Dudman,
Jr., of Darien, Conn., Otto Haakh of
New York City. Miss N. B. Dellwlsh
of Flushing, L. I., Mr. and Mrs. Stew
art Willey and Samuel Willey of For
est Hills. L. I.
The Fellowship Forum of the
Church of Wide Fellowship will meet
this Sunday in the church parlor. The
time is 7:00 o’clock in the evening.
Mre. Lois H. Hall has charge of the
program. Everyone is invited.
Sixth Grade pretsented a fashion show
which would rival the best That Mrs.
The Department of Justice warns
aliens to beware of racketeers. The
Post Office Department and the
Department of Justice will willing
ly assist the alien in every possible
i5arl G. Harri.son, Director of
Alien Registration of the Depart-
Seaboard Railway To
Order 700 New Cars
Reports Largest Operating Rev
enue Since 1930.—Norh)lk
Southern lo Spend $938,000
Vlayes and those Franjean girls could sugge.sts that those aliens who
produce. “Reuben and Rachel" was'j^^^g’
not yet registered do so as
as poJjsible and avoid the
the title of the act staged by v... |
Seventh Grade, while the Eighth PUt, rush at the postoffices.
All aliens are also warned t'JUt,
on “A Womanless Wedding. ’
"Let’s Debate” brought out the tal
ent of the Ninth Grade; the Tenth
scored a big hit with its “Music in
Review,” and the Eleventh presented
a scene from "The Happy Journey,”
by Thornton Wilder with all the fi
nesse of a professional troupe.
The faculty and siuaents alike are
to be complimented on a fine "Stunt
UNION CHURCH SERVICE
ON THANKSGIVING EVE
The annual union service of Sou-
tiiern Pines churches will be held this
year at the Emmanuel Episcopal
Church on Massachusetts avenue at
8:00 o’clock next Wednesday even
ing. The Rev. Ernest L. Barber, pas
tor of the Brownson Memorial Pres
byterian Church, will be the preach
er. Worshippers in all local churches
are invited to attend.
BULLET HALTS LIQUOR-LAOEN
CAR TR.WELING 80 MILF^ PER
having registered, they are requir
ed to report any change in their
permanent residence address within
five days to the Immigration and
Naturalization Service of the De
partment of Justice in Washington.
Forms for this purpose are obtain
able at all postoffices.
No alien need be unprepared for
the questions he will be asked.
Sample registration forms which
show him exactly what information
he will need at registration are avail
able in all postoffices.
ANNUAL “B0WT:BY BALL”
AT CIVIC CLUB TONIGHT
A bullet ia about the only thing
that can catch a man traveling 80
miles an hour. At 3:00 a. m. W’ednes-
day morning A. B. C. officer Law
rence, and Night Patrolman Lamar
Smith of Aberdeen were forced to re
sort to their guns to halt a car trav
eling at that speed. A shot punc
tured a tire; three colored women and
a man leaped out near the Southern
Pines baseball park, and all but one
of the women were captured. Charges:
Speeding and transporting bootleg li
The Southern Pines Junior Civic
Club will give it third annual "Bow- ^
eiy Ball" tonight, Friday at the Civ-|
ic Club. Music will be furnished byj
the Baxters and dancing wdll be from i
0;00 to 1:00 o’clock. Prizes will bej
given for the best costumes and
there will be an amateur contest
with prizes for the best dancer, the
best vocalist, and the best instru
mentalist. Judges will be Mrs. Alice
Burt Hunt, Mrs, Louis Schieperp,
Miss Florence Campbell, M. F.
Grantham and Mrs. Levis Prizer.
Those in charge of the ball are
Mrs. Robert Walker, decorations;
Mrs. William Moore, refreshments;
Edith Poate, publicity; Marie Brig-
n.an, prizes; Mrs. Buster Doyle, mus
ic; Mrs. W. P. Whitlock, amateur
contest; Mrs. James Hobbs, tickets,
and Mary Blunt Rumley, Ann Cam
eron and Mary Tinsley. Everyone is
urged to dress up and join in the
fun. Script will be 75 cents.
Federal Judge Luther B. Way has
granted a request from the receivers
of the Seaboard Air Line Railway for
authority to buy 700 new railway
cars and two locomotives.
He also approved an application by
the receivers of the Norfolk South
ern ’Railroad for authority to buy 350
new cars at an estimated cost of
No estimates were given on the
cars and engines to be purchased by
During a hearing on the Seaboard's
application today, Leigh R. Powell,
Jr., co-receiver with Colonel Henry
W. Anderson, testified that it now is
estimated the total operating reve
nue for the Seaboard Air Line Rail
way for 1940 will be $47,800,000, the
largest since 1930. At the same time
Powell testified estimated gross In
come from the road this year would
Banks, Postoffice Closed; The
Pilot To Be Published on
The Pilot will publish on Wed_
nesday of next week, to permit
the staff to enyoy Thanksgiving
Day. Advertisers and correspond
ents are requested to have copy in
a day earlier than usual.
The Citizens Bank and Trust
Company, Southern Pines, and the
Bank of Pinehurst, with branches
in Aberdeen and Carthage, will be
closed next Thursday, the official
ly recognized Thanksgiving holi
day for North Carolina. The
Southern Pines postoffice will be
open until 10:00 a. m., then closed
for the balance of the day.