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A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
of the Sandhill Territory *' Carolina
VOL. 20, NO. 1
Southern Pines, North Carolina, Friday, December 6, 1940.
GROUP PETITIONS TO SYSTEMATIZE
RELIGIOUS COURSE CHRISTMAS GIVING
IN SCHOOLS HERE! FOR NEEDY ONES
Church Deleeation Asks South- liureau Organized in Southern
ern Pines School Board For
Addition to Curriculum
‘WORKABLE PLAN ’ SOUGHT
A petition for religious training in
the Southern Pines Schools was pre-
pcnted to the School Board on Wed
nesday night by a group represent
ing the various churches. A prelimi
nary meeting was held by represen
tatives of various congregations at
the home of John C. Barron on Tues
Those appearing before the School
Board were the Rev. T. A. Williams,
representing the Catholic church, W.
Duncan Matthews, for the Congrega-
tionalists, J. C. Barron for the Episco-
panians, Bruce Cameron for the
Manley Presbyterian Church, W. E.
Blue for the local Presbyterians, and
S. B. Richardson for the Baptists.
The proposal to add to the school's
Pines To Function As
BACKED HY CIVIC HODIKS
To see that no needy family in the
Sandhills goe.s without this Christ
mas—and also to avoid duplications
of baskets to such families, a Christ
mas Bureau has been organized
Southern Pines. This ‘‘clearing house
for all such giving took definite shape
at a meeting held last Friilay af
ternoon at the Civic Club, and the
support of all churches and civic or
ganizations here was pledged to han
dle the charitable donations this
Vuletide through the bureau.
Fifteen persons, representing the
churches and various organizations,
attended the meeting. Present were
Miss Pauline Miller, of the Southern
Pines School: Paul Brown, principal
of West Southern Pines School; Mr"s.
This Issue of The Pilot, commemorating on its birthday its
founding' in Vass 20 years ago, contains 48 pages—six sections of
eight pages each.
It attempts to rccount the highlights of development in Moore
county diU'iiig these past two decades; to recall ciirly dnys in The
Pilol’s history: to picture past and present scenes of the Sandhills
section of North Carolina.
Contributing ta its pages, in addition to Tlie Pilot’s regular
staff, iire-.I. C. Buskerville, Jame.« Boyd, Katharine Lament Boyd,
Howard F. Burns. Struthers Burt, Helen K. Butler, J. V. Healy,
-\lmet .Tenks, Frank G. Mclnnis. Arthur S. Newcomb, Ralph Page,
H. B. Starling, Carl G. Thompson and Richard S. Tufts, to whom
The Pilot is deeply indebted,
Junior Chamber Offers Prizes
In Best Christmas Decorations
curriculum a credit-bearing course in V. Perkinson, representing the Girl
religious education was discu,ssed pro; Scouts; Mrs. M. A, Hayes, The Ark;
and con with the result that the | Misses Florence Campbell and Laura
Board called another meeting for the j Kelsey, the Civic Club; Mrs. James
Fecond Wednesday in January, at'Hobbs, Junior Civic Club; John M.
which time the churcli delegation isjHowarth. Sandhills Kiwanis Club;
to present a workable plan apprwed' Chan N. Page, Chamber of Com-
by all the churches.
Polo En.ioying Boom;
Biff Game on Sunday
Enthusiasts Meet To Plan Fu
ture Development of Sport
The Pinehurst Polo team meets the
Freebooters of Fort Bragg in a thrill-
h.g game on Sunday afternoon on the 33 the headquarters for the bu-
reau, where all gifts for the poor
nierce: Paul Butler, Junior Cham-
i’cr of Commerce: E. H. Loren.son,
Rotary , Club; 'Rev. F. Craighill
Blown and Mrs. J. B. Smith, Kpisco-
pal Churcii; J, F. Cole, Christian
Science; Aliss Birdilia Bair, Congre
gational Church; Miss Mary Richard
son. Baptist Church; Mrv. R. R. Liu.
Rant, Presbyterian Church; Misp
Nellie T. Mulcahy, Catholic Daughters.
The office of E. H. Lorenson on
Fast Pennsylvania avenue was desig'
Its Own Lightniff Project Along
Broad Street Goes Into
Effect Dec. 10th
Pinehurst field. The game is scl*'dul-
ed to start at 3:00 o'clock, and' the
public is cordially invited.
Polo is taking on the dimensions of
a real boom in Pinehurst, staging a
“comeback" to the olden days before
Depression when it ranked next to iicadquarters, to prevent duplication
golf as the major sport here. A meet- '
ing of those Interested in the de
velopment of the game was h'eld »;es-
t'day noon in The Gray Fox and
plans discussed for furthering the
sport during this season and into the
future. Attending the meeting, over
which Richard Tufts presuded, were
S, D. Fobes, Jock Bowker, Charles
and needy are to be delivered and
from whence they will be distributed.
Those giving diectly to undorpriv-
ileged familie.s are asked to send
the names of sut^i families to the
SK.M. S:\LE DRIVE ON;
MOKE FI NDS NEEDKI) HERE
Swope, Robert Harlow, L. L. Biddle,
H. Frederick Lesh, Donald Ross,
James W. Tufts, Earl Shaw, Willliam
E. Baker, Merrill Fink, Francis
Keating, Nelson C. Hyde and Col. G.
It was announced that upwards of
CO season parking spaces, at $25 each, I
had been sold for this season, and|
many more are expected to be sub-1
The annual Seal Sale to provide
fund.s to fight tuberculcksis is on in
full force in the Sandhills. In addi.
tion to canvassing homes, workers
have the little seals for sale at post-
olfices and bankiS.
The annual meeting of the South
ern Pines Tuberculosis committee
was held on Monday, attended by
those who provide for the needs of
patients confined to homes while
awaiting admittance to the State
Sanatorium, as well as after their
discharge. Reports read sliowed ex
penditures during the past year of
$966.54, against $467.00 collected lo-
The annual Christmas Lighting
project of the Junior Chamber of
Commerce is now in full swing, and
on Tuesday night. December 10th,
the trees along the Broad street park.
v.-ay will bo turned on, officially op
ening the holiday season in Southern
Pines. The lights will be burning
each night through New Year’s Eve.
As usual, in connection with their
Christmas lighting program the Jay-
Ct cs will award cash piizes to the
re,sidential and commercial house.s
judges, by impartial judges, to be
tiic most attractivel.y and appropriate-
1,V decorated. The first prize for res
idences will be $5.00; pecond, S2.,'iO.
First commercial award is $3,00 and
Sl-.’SO will be given to the runner-up.
I Mi.ss Carrie Tooner, president of
tlie Sanatorium Garden Club of the
State Sanatorium, has consented to
head a committee composed of mem
bers of her club to act as judges.
Judging will be done any night be
tween December 19th and 24th frwm
l.'ix to ten p. m. The decision of the
jiidges will be final.
Popular response to thi.>; project
j has always been gratifying to the
I sponsors, but, with more houses than
is usual at this time of the season al-
; ready occupied, it is expected that
I the entries will be even more numer>
I ous and attractive than in the past
and it is certain that the judges will
have an even harder time than usual
in picking' the winners.
scribed for. Twenty-two games are j through Ifist year's Seal Sale. It
on the schedule for the winter, The; jg anticipated that Southern Pines
Polo Committee comprises Clifford j (<ome nearer to balancing its
Sloan, Vemer 2. Reed, Jr., George
Watts Hill, Francis T. Keating, H.
Frederick Lesh, Col. G. P. Hawes, L.
L Biddle and James W. Tufts.
budget this year, througfi the ef
forts of Mrs. Clf.ra Pushee, chair
man, and her Seal Sale workers.
G. G. HERR CH.\IRMAN
Dr. George G. Herr was re-elected
chairman of the Southern Pines
School Board at the meeting of the
board held on Wednesday night of
this week. Other members of the
Board of Mrs. J. S. Milliken, Frank
Maples, John M. Howarth and .N. L
Pupils in Southern Pines
School from 25 States, China,
France, Canal Zone
Cosmopolitan to say the least
are the students of Southern
Pines School. Investigation of the
office files shows that no less
than 25 states and five countries
are represented in town by the
younger generation. Among those
state.s hailed as home are Penn
sylvania, Michigan, Ohio, New
York, New Jersey, Florida, North
and South Carolina.
Down ea.st such states as
Maine, Massachusetts, New Hamp-
shiie, Vermont and Maryland are
well supported, and from way out
west are California, Washington,
Texas, Iowa, Oklahoma, and Ore
gon. Still more include Illijiois,
Kentucky. West Virginia and
Although by far the majority of
the students were born here in
the United States, some were for
tunate enough to move to South
ern Pines from Canada, China,
France and the Cannl Zone.
Heads Jay-C ees
HONOR GUEST .4T
-Annual Alumni Meeting and
Ladie.s’ Night To Be Held
at F’ine Needie.s, Dec. 12
TO PRESENT BHII.DER’S CUP
Governor Clyde R. Hoey will be the
honor guest of the Sandhills Kiwanis
Club at its annual Alumni meeting
r.nd Ladies’ Night, to be held next
Thursday evening in the Pine Needles.
The Governor will motor down from
Raleigh for the banquet which starts
I at V:30 o'clock In the new dining
room at the inn on Knollwood
The Kiwanians will also honor a
.citizen of Moore county that night,
1 but who this is to be only a small
committee knows. The Builder's Cup
will be presented to one who has
served faithfully and well the Inter-
p.sts of this community. This award
is made annually by the club. Last
year's recipient was Dr. Clement
Succeeds Paul Butler as I’resi- jrunroe of the Moore County Hos-
,1. I). AREY
dent of Southern Pines Junior
Chamber of Commerce
The Governor's presence, and the
fine program arranged for the even-
:ng by the committee headed by Rob-
J. D. Arey, Jr.. will head the South
ern Pines Junior Chamber of Com ^ „
. . (rt L. Hart of Southern Pines»vis ex-
r.ierce for the next term, being unan- , . . ^
rt'ClL'd to n.ifrnpf lnrc»n mimhAt'o i->'*
AUXILIARY FOR ’41
Mrs. AJice Burt Hunt, Mrs.
Frank McCluer Elected Vice-
Presidents at Annual Meeting
FIRST GYMRHANA HERE
The first gymkhana of the season
in Southern Pines will be held next
Friday afternoon at 3:00 o'clock at
the Country Club.
Red dCross Roll Call
Nets $2,687 in County
Southern Pines Contributed $1,*
365, a Sum $565 in Excess
of Last Year
The annual Red Cross Roll Call in
Moore county went over wllh a bang.
Total receipts were $2,687, Mrs. Alice
Burt Hunt, county chairman, report
ed yesterday. Mrs. Hunt asked The
Pilot to express her deep appreciation
to the workers' for their splendid
work. Of the toinl raised. Southern
Pines turned In $1,365, a sum $565 in
cxcess of a year ago.
The Red Cross continues active
here. Sewing classes are held each
Friday moming In the Civic Club
with Mrs. E. K, Law«*"''j in charge
of the sewing ai": Mrs. Jane H. Towne
of the knitting. AH women are cor
dially Invited to attend and help fin
the demands for articles by the Na>
Striiic Together, Thrive Together
Horton Smith Tells Sandhills
Horton Smith, presented by the
Rev. T. A. Cheatham as “one of the
vKorld's greatest golfers," told the
Sandhills Kiwanis Club on Wednes
day that there is no place anywhere
in the world where better facilities
for the game are offered than here
In the Sandhills, He spoke in high
praise of the course at Pinehurst,
Southern Pines, Pine Needles and the
Mid-Pines Club, and said these com
munities should "pull together to
make this the golfing center of the
Horton Smith has been coming to
Pinehurst since 1929. He liked it
from the start, "possibly because I
won the North and South Open that
year,” he said. He referred to '29 as
his "boom year” but he’s continued
to like the Sandhills through flis
"depression years" which have fol
lowed. He sang the praises of golf as
a national pastime, calling It almost
a, national necessity in these times.
Business men must have relaxation,
must have exercise, must get away
from the worries of office and shop.
Golf, with its varieties, its potentiali
ties for all ages. Is the answer.
He was right down the Kiwanis al
ley In his appeal for “pulling togeth
er for the Sandhills, not apart tot
each separate conpmunlty.” Ha
thought Florida, with Us pretty
provincial squabbles, only hurt it.
self as a whole. “What helps Pine
hurst helps Southern Pines, and vice
versa. Strive together and you’ll
thilve together,” he said. “The fu
ture of the Sandhills is relatively un
The Kiwanis meeting was held In
the Holly Inn where a bounteous
luncheon was served by Host O. E.
Home, a member of the club.
Mrs. Edwin S. Blodgett, 'of Pine,
hurst and Point Chautauqua, N. Y.,
was elected chairman of the Moore
County Hospital Auxiliary for 1941,
at the meeting of that organization
held on Wednesday.
Mrs. Alice Burt Hunt and Mrs.
Frank W. McCluer, Jr., both of Sou
thern Pines, will serve as first and
second vice-chairmen. The new sec
retary will be Mrs. W. A. Leland Mc-
Kelthen, of Pinehurst, and Mrs. M.
O. Nichols, of Southern Pines, will
again be treasurer.
The meeting heard reports from
committee leaders, and discussed
ambitious plans for the coming yecr.
Miss Laura Kelsey, assisted by
Mrs. Paul Dana, will arrange the
traditional party at the Hospital on
Christmas morning, which brings so
much pleasure to patients who must
be there that day. Many friends of
the Hospital like to assist in this un
Miss Evelyn Heath, superintendent
of the Columbus County Hospital, at
Whitevllle, accompanied by Mrs,
Lyons, of the same institution, were
guests at the meeting, observing
procedure here as an aid in their
On motion of Mrs. Thaddeus A.
Cheatham, the Auxiliary adopted a
resolution expressing the deep loss
suffered through the death of Mrs.
Leonard Tufts, who was one of the
founders of the organisation and a
loyal and beloved member.
iniously elcctod by thi.s organization
at the election meeting on Monday
night. Mr. Aioy will succeed Paul C.
Butler, who has efficiently served the
ay-Cees a.s their president foi' the
past year, and takes offioe on Jan.
Other officers elected by the Jay-
Cees are: 1st Vice-President, R. F'.
Taiiton: 2nd Vice-President, Walter
Mmray, Secretary, Richard Hassell,
rnd Treasurer, M. P’. Grantham.
In addition to the above, the Board
of Directors for the coming term will
('■'niprise Robert Dorn, E. \V. Golden,
D. A. Blue, Jr., W. B. Holliday, L.
\V. Minor. Paul C. Butler, and James
The president-elect is a chaiter
member of the local organization,
which was formed in December, 1937,
ond has previously served the club
as secretary, treasurer,
I'ected to attract large numbers
the former members of the Sand
hills Kiwanis. and the wives and oth
er guests of both active and alumni
members. The Dune.s Chib Orchestra
is to play duiing dinner and after
wards for dancing in the Pine Needleg
clubhouse, and the Dunes floor show
will he produced during the evening,
through the courtesy of James War-
i;;an and Karl Andrews. Tickets for
members and aluiiini went on .sale
this week at $1.10.
$2,000 Loss by Fire at
C. L. Worsham Home
Flames From Defective Flue
namaere Residence on East
1941 Tax Supervisor,
Follov^-ing a Summer and Autumn
national f>ee from fires resulting in any ser.
councilor and as a member of the icus damage to property the South-
Board of Directors. Mr. Arey and ern Pines Fire Company during the
Mr. Dorn were the delegates of the cold wave of the first week of De-
Southern Pines club to the national cember was twice called upon for as-
convention in Washington, D. C.. in sistance. Mid-moming of Monday it
June. jie.sponded to an alarm from the
I Boyd Stables, but the slight blaze
Maida Jenkins Named extinginshed before the
I firemen arrived.
At 12:30 o'clock Wednesday the
County Commissioners Reelect f'femen were called to the home of
Currie Chairman. Gordon Cam- ^ Wor-sham. at No. 9 East Ver-
eron Vice-Chairman > mont avenue, where flames originat-
I ing from a defective flue were mak-
Mlss Maida Jenkins was appointed ing rapid headway through partl-
tax supervisor for 1941 by the tions to the attic and through the
Board of Commissioners of Moore'ceiling of a bedroom on the second
county at the regular monthly meet- floor. With the use of two hose
ing held Monday. Miss .Tenklns will streams the fire was drowned out
spend Thursday and Friday of next v/ithout further spread. The estimat-
v.-eek in Chapel Hill attending a'ed damage from fire and water was
meeting of the State Association of^ about $1,500. to the house and $500
Tax Supervisors. Listing is scheduled to furnishings.
to begin on January 1 and Continue' Nearly all th^ furniture and effects
through the month. n^^ved from the house by neigh-
The following list takers for the bors and firemen but water and
various townships were named by the pn-.oke caused extensive damage to
commissioners; S. C. Riddle, Carth- wajlpaper and paint. Insurance
age; Mrs. D. J. Blue, McNeill; J. T. jj,e house was carried with P T
Harrington, Sandhill; \yalter Wick- B^rnum, Inc., and on furnishings and
cr, Greenwood; C. F. Leavitt, Mineral per.,onaI effects by Garland Plertie.
Springs; B. Deaton, Bensalem; W. J.l >
Baldwin, Sheffield; George Willcox,
Deep River; J. W. Poe, Ritter. j
The commlssionen., all of whom I ^he Sandhills Book Club of Aber-
were present at the meeting elected jg sponsoring a sale of handmade
their officers to serve for two years.',,y the blind, Denem-
W. H. Currie was reelected chairman; ^^r 13 and 14, at the Freeman Fumi-
Gordon Cameron .vice-chairman, and t^^e Co,. Aberdeen. Brooms, belts.
Miss Bess McCaskill, clerk to the purges, rugs and other useful arti-
cles will be displayed. Proceeds go
directly to the blind person who
I* IHST GRE.\T-GK.\NDC HII.D makes each* article.
Mr. and Mrs. Geoige C. Abraham
of Southern Pines are receiving con-,
gratulatlona on the arrival in New
HELP THE BUND!!
TO ENTERTAIN ARMY
I Tho Southern Pines Chamber pt
Haven, Conn., of their first great- Commerce will entertain local Army
grandchild, a daughter, Mary Helen, officers and their wives at a tea-
bom on Monday to Dr. and Mrs. dance at tlid-Pines Club on Satur*
Robert Peck. day, December 21st.