DFC >2 6 1940
MOORE COI NTY’S
J. JL XJC/
A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding
^ ^<CAItTH*OfL ^
FIRST IN NEWS,
of the Sandhill Territory i," 'is, Carolina
VOL. 20, NO. 3.
Southern Pines, North Carolina, Friday, December 20, 1940,
P. T. KELSEY TAKES
OVER GAVEL OF
RIDE DATES SET
John M. Howarfh Winds Up Sue- Southern Pines Plans Husy Sche-
cessful Year as President.— I dule for the Equestrian Dur-
DonaW (Jrant Is Speaker , inp: the Winter Season
SEES HITLKK CHECKED DEC. .‘JIST FIRST DATE
I’leston T. Kelsey of .Southern Dates for hor.se events in Southern
riiies bocame the ISth pre-sident of)Fines during’ the winter sea.son were
the .Sandhills Kiwanis Club on Wed- ■— ejhnu.-
r.osday, taking over the gavel at t)ie
final meeting of the year, held in The
Gray Fox in Pinehur.st. The Presi
dent's button which has been passed
on each year since the club's organ
ization at the Mid-Pines Club in 1922
was placed on Mr. Kelsey’s lapel by
the retiring president, John M. Ho-
V'arth. The members gave Mr Ho-
v.iirth a rising vote of thanks for a
Donald Grant, of Dornoch, Scot
land where the Sandhills' own Don
ald Ross came from, was the speak
er at the meeting and gave heart to
the Kiwanians and their guests on
the subject of the war, Mr. Grant
believes that Germany is well check
ed in ETngland by the Royal Air
Force, that Spain's trade alliance
with Britain has Mr. Hitler check
ed in the direction of Gibraltar, leav
ing the East for his battleground.
And there, due to the stubborn re
sistance of Greece, the friendship of
Turkey toward Great Britain, the
fact that the feeling in Egypt is on
the side of the British, and that Italy
doesn't want to fight, never did, and
has no love of Germany, Mr. Grant
believe.s Hitler will find his hands,
■set at a meeting of the Hor.se .Show
Committee held in the Municipal
Building on Monday, at which Fred
erick H. Burke, chairman, presided.
The fi>".st big gymkhana and
"jumperee" la to be held the last
day of the year, on Tue.sday, Decem- |
ber 31st, and will provide a card of |
iix or seven events of a varied na-1
ture, featured by jumping both j
inside the,_^ ring and over the i
outside course. A preliminary, or|
‘ warm-up” gymkhana w.as held last
week, but this was an informal event,
though a great success.
The annual Southern Pines Horse
Show was set for February 21st, and |
will be an all-day affair, with classes
for ail types of horses and riders. |
Luncheon will be served at the Coun- j
try Club between the morning and >
afternoon events. Mr. Burke appoint
ed Mrs. George B. Johnson, Miss Ellen j
V ale and Ralph K. Trix to assist
him on the Elxecutive committee for |
the show, and other committees will i
be headed by E. C. Stevens, Miss
Nancy John.son, Howard Bums, Nick
Crotty and the Rev. J, Fred Stimson.
Novelty In South
At the same meeting a decision was
tcached to hold, for the finst time in
■'The eastern couiitiics have taken'the South, a 100-niiie ride during the
great courage from the victorious week of April 3ii. This event has
riarch of the Greeks; they now have | hccn successfully staged in the north
hope of .successfully retaining their; nnd west and has attracted hor.ses and
.voveicignties with the aid of Britain. 11 Iciers from far afield, as well as
They prefer Britisli friendsliip to Nazi hundreds of spet tators. Horses en-
clomination; they know which .sidejtered must do 40 mile.s the first day,
their breai! is buttered on." 1*10 miles the second, and 20 the third,
Mr. Grant talked also last night 'nn<i are judged for their condition as
before the Pinehur.st Forum, follow-|\vell as for completing each day's
i:.g a buffet .supper at the Country i t (nn-.se witliin a proscribed time.
Club, j All local horse events, including the
, I Hunter Trials to be held at the time i
f oniinitli'fs :Nuined
jof the annual steeplechase racc meet, i
President Kelsey's fij'st act as 1941 u u i j • m • '
1 should draw record entries this win- '
head of the Kiwanis Club was the I. , • ^ i
, ter due to the large number stabled i
rppointment of his committees to' , Sandhills at the present time. <
serve during the coming year. He|^
named the following chairmen:
Agriculture. George C. Burke, At
tendance and Reception, Roy F. Grin-
neli; Boy.s and Girls Work, J. Vance
Rowe; Finance, I. C. Sledge; Inter-
Club Relation.s, R. L. Chandler; Ki-
v.'anis Education, Dr. W. E. Overcash;
Publicity, Howard F. Burns; Mem-j
bership, Robert L. Hart; Music, Char
les W. Picquet; Public Affairs, G. C.
Seymour; Roads, J. Talbot Johnson;
Sandhilleers, W. D. Sabiston; Sup
port of Churches, E. C. Stevens; Un
derprivileged Children, John F. Tay
lor; Venereal Disease Control, J. T.
Overton; Vocational Guidance, John
M. Howarth; Program, G. E. Horne.
The next meeting of the club will
be on January 1st at the Southern
Pines Country Club, at which time
Oran Tuttle of Selmp, lieutenant
governor of this district, will pay an
penerals Devers, Crane
Attend Reception Here
Tea Dance Honorinsf Army Offi-
' cers and Wives of Sandhills
at Mid-Pines Saturday
Amy officers and their wives re
siding in the Sandhills will be the
honored guest of the Southern Pines
Chamber of Commerce at a tea dance
to be given tomorrow, Saturday af
ternoon at 4:30 o’clock at the Mid-
Pinei. Club. Officers of the Cham
ber and their wives will act as hosts,
and al.so in the receiving line will be
Major General John L. Devers, com
manding officer of Fort Bragg, and
Mrs. Devers; Brigadier General and
Mrs. J. A. Crane, Mr. and Mrs.
James Boyd, Mr. and Mrs. Struthers
Burt, Mr. and Mrs. Preston T. Kel
sey, Mayor and Mrs. Dorsey C. Stuta
and Jackson H. BoytL
o - -
gymkhana which starts off the sche
dule on the 31st of this month, with
similar events to follow periodically,
lleserved parking spaces for the sea
son are now on sale by E. C. Stevens.
B.WKS IX COUNTV CLOSED
ON CHBIS’TMA.S .\ND DEC. 26
The Citizens Bank and Trust Com
pany, Southern Pines, and the Bank
of Pinehurst, with branches in Aber
deen and Carthage, will be closed all
day next Wednesday, Christmas Day,
and also on Thursday, December
26th, which has been declared a legal
holiday by Governor Hoey.
Bv R. C. Lawrence
Wins Gold Watch
Old Santa dwell.s in Smokies park
In cabin much like Noah’s ark.
Now once again he roiise.s ui>—that’s queer?
“Oh ,vi*s!’’ .says he “the YULH hore!’'
So then he dons his suit .so ro(t
With cap of fur upon his head,
llis sleigh he !)uil<ls up MitcheH's way.
Ilis deer on Pisj?ah munch tiioir hay.
From bounteous stores his )>ack he fills
With ffoodies for hi.-; Jacks and .Jills.
Then fares he forth to ('himiiey Kock
To practice thei’e until the clock
Back to Murphy now he’ll go
To start from there for Manteo,
And visit every home and child
From mountain peak to ocean wild.
In Gaston’s town he’ll surely pause
The cripples must see Santa Claus;
And for its precious Tiny Tims
Awaiting cure for little limbs,
He’ll have an extra pretty toy
For every single girl and boy.
And at the orphan’.s home he’ll stop,
To leave a dollie or a top,
Or a pretty for each lass or lad
Taking the place of Mother and Dad.
The hospitals, too, he will not fail.
He’ll even stop at every jail;
For when one is ill or very .sad
Old Santa wants to make them glad,
Then like a flash away he bounds
Only six hours to make his rounds!
A mile per tinkle is his slwest gait
A house per jingle his normal rate;
And then through all the country.side,
He dives into each chiinney wide.
Or through the keyhole in the doo'r,
Of every home, both rich and poor,
What glet! '
But help my soul! ’tis almost day!
With another visit yet to jiay
To Raleigh’s town to bles.s tlie State,
My! my! 'tis growing very late.
So just as day begins to daw'n.
As sciuirvels scamper on capitol lawn
Old Santa cracks his whip once more
And reins his reindeer at the door.
“Uay for Chri.stma.‘i!" he merrily cries.
And out conie.s Governor, all sur)>rise
To see St. Nicholas standing there
While spreading gladness everywhere.
The Governor bows in grand salute,
Old Santa gives his horn a toot.
Then pulls a string that ope’s his pack.
And wliat do you think, like a jimiping jack,
Comes tumbling out of Santa’s .sack?
For every person, old ajid j'Oiing,
The grandest story ever sung,
“Peace on earth, good will to man,”
Happy contentment for kith and kin.
Health and prosperity in fullest measure,
Bounteous joy and wholesome pleasure.
This was his gift for Carolina.
Now could there anything be finer?
TO PRESIDENT FOR
AID TO BRITAIN
Regional Conference Here
.Vdopts Strong Resolution in
Face of “.Military Cri.'^is”
rUGE N’ECESS.\RY HELP
A.s.sorting that "it i.s both fooli.sh
ami fatal to half protect our inter-
i.st.s," the .Southern Regional Confer-
cntc of the Southern Policy com
mittee in session at the Mid-Pines
Club last Saturday, urged "immediate
full capacity mobilization of all nec-
t.ssary resources to aid Great Brit_
The declaration, addiessed to Pres
ident Roosevelt and Congress and
signed by a group of 30 southern ed
ucators, newspaper publishers, indus-
tralists, economists, and authors,
warned that the United States must
‘ chooSf and choose quickly” or events
may “take the choice away from us.”
The declaration read;
“We believe that our country is
faced with a crisis almost impossible
j to exaggerate. The head of the Ger-
i " c! I "lan Government has declared that
I Retiring President of Southern ^ government's intention to destroy
Jdemocr'acy. Before the march of that
IPAUL C. BUTLER
WINS J.C. AWARD
FOR CIVIC SERVICE
Pines Junior Chamber of Com
merce Pre.seRted Watch
j government and its partners four-
. A * VI natlon.s have already fallen.
ANNUAL liAN^ET MONDAY I CommonwLith of
For se.vice and devotion to his Stations remains in arms against it.
community and his organization, "If they go under, there is no rea-
, Paul C. Butler was awarded the 1940 that, flushed with vic-
i trophy of the Southern Pines Junior ‘"' •V- t'’*' German government wilS
frivo up its declared intention. W'heth-
er immediately attacked or not. we
.siiail at best live on suffrance in a
world triumphantly dominated by a
I Chamber of Commeice at its annual
'i banquet held last Monday evening in
1 The Dunes Club. Mr. Butler is the
1 retiiing president of tho organiza
lion, and has successfully guided it P'^ve.nment contemptuous of all that
we believe and eager to destroy it
either from within or from without.
“On the othei’ hand, if Germany's
aim.s should be frustrated, is there
any American who wovild not fee! a
sense of relief, of freedom to live in
(;ur own way, to fulfil our democratic
f'cstiny without threat, attack or in
Must Ch'ioHP tjuiekl.v
“Between these two possibilities we
must choose and choose quickly or
events may take the choice away
through a year of progress for it-
.■■fclf and for Southern Pines,
The award was in the foin> of a
goi i watch, and was precntcd in fit
ting words by R, N. Hassell, setre-
tiuy-elect of the organization. Mr.
Hutler responded with due apprecia
tion of the honor conferred upon
The banquet wa.s a glowing suc-
ce.ss. Opened with the singing of
"God Ble.ss America” led by B. C.
Doyle, the invocation by the Rev. K.
Craighili Brown followed. President' f»'om us.
Eutler welcomed the ladies and oth-; “We have seen thus slowly and
! cr guests of the evening who were, dimly, have abandoned the illusory
j introduced by the incoming president, j .safety of isolation, begun to appre-
jGhristmas Gift Bureau
Solves Problem of Needy
Churches, Schools, Civic Bodies
Cooperate To See That Santa
Claus Visits All
You Can Laugh 4gain
All Disney Program, With
Snow White, Three Pigs et
al, on December 28
Southern Pines’ first
“Planned I If you like Walt Disney’s cartoon
J. D. Arey, Jr. M. F. Grantham pre-
.sented the jjrincipal .speaker of the
evening, George D. Lentz of Winston-
Salem, president of the North Caro-
hna Junior Chambers of Commerce,
who gave the local group a picture
ol what theorganization was doing
throughout state and nation. There
are now 1,200 Junior Chambers in
the country, he said, with 125,000
members. He told of the numerous
worthwhile projects of these groups,
in charity, church, civic, Boy Scout
and other lines.
I Dancing to the music of the Dunes
Club orchestra followed the dinner,
irnd the club’s floor .show was pre-
Christmas” is working out very well, j
according to those responsible for the'who doesn’t—there’s a treat in store |
— ■ . r'nmlina Theatre In'
fiims and we don’t know anyone j Rented and greatly enjoyed.
Closed on Christmas
But Postofficfj Will Be Open
Late Christmas Eve for
The Southern Pines postoffice
will be closed all day on Christ
mas, delivering only special deliv
ery mall and perishables. First
clasB mail will not be placed in
the boxes. On Christmas Eve, the
postoffice will remain open late
that all packages may be called
for. Mail will be despatched on
Christmas Day as usual.
Postmaster P. Frank Buchan
announced last yesterday that ar
rangements had been made to open
the postoffice this Sunday after
noon from 2:00 until 5:00 o’clock
for the receipt of outgoing par
cels and mail. “This will permit
the public to mail their Saturday
purchases Sunday in time to reach
their destinations by Christmas,”
Mr. Buchan said. Mall for local
residents will not be handled on
Sunday afternoon, be stated.
ciate not only the courage but the
value of the British Navy and Air
Force, and agreed to .sell a large
amount of W'ar material.
"But events move faster than we
do. If some a.ssistance to the British
Commonwealth is to oui' interest
and in harmony with our sense of
right, then all assistance necessary to
check the menace is more so. It is
hoth foolish and fatal to half protect
our interests. The British cannot be
expected to win or to be particularly
heartened by what we are able to
sell them out of even our present pro
“To preserve ourselves and the
British Commonwealth in spirit and
in truth demands that we recog^niee
that these two remaining strong de
mocracies have a common enemy as
according to those responsiuie lui
Christmas Gift Bureau. This bureau, for you at the Carolina Theatre in' p f
cr clearing house, for gift.s for the Pinehurst itin Saturday night, De- vJrganiZeS in
poor and needy, is sponsored by all cumber 28th. It will be an all-Disney Carthage; 20 MembcrS | well as common instit r
local churches, civic organizations, j program, with "Snow White” featur- ^ | dom utions of free-
.'chools and clubs. Its purpose is to j ing the bill, and w'ith these shorts you ^ ' ^^ ^rford Elected
see that no deserving family goes have vmdoubtedly already laughed I President; Home Speaker at
without a Santa Claus on Christmas over and have been wanting to seej Fir.st Meeting
t.ay, and, too, that there is no du-Jngain: “The Three Little Pigs,” “Fer-1 ^oore county"^ .second Rotary
plication of giving. Its headquarters deinand the Bull,” and "nonald club. With the Southern Pines or-
is the office of E. H. Lorenson. 'Duck.” ganization acting as sponsor, a club
Tho.se desiring to give to the poor The evening is for the benefit of the been formed in Carthage and
.Should do so through the Bureau. Moore County Maternal Welfare, held its organization meeting last
Should they have certain families to Committee, which has done such a'Fridav niEht its first ree-ular meet-
whom they wish to give directly, they fine job in the county that maternal :,ng Wednesday noon of Thi" week,
should let the Bureau know. Such in- deaths have been reduced from 161 charter memberships are to be ac-
formation will be treated in strict per 1,000 in 1935 to none in 1939.icepted up to January 1st.
confidence. ^ Ticket.s for the performance are on | The Rev. W. L. Warford was elect-
Money and gifts given thi-ough the sale at the Franjean shop in Southern cd ore.sident and Princioal Beaslev
Bureau are given to families whose Pines, Madame et La Jeur.e FiUe andipf the Carthage School is secretlry.
needs are known. Giving cooperative- Colony shops in Pinehurst. ^The club has close to 20 members
protects families from the em- — i Wednes-
tarrassment of receiving from many
The Christmas Bureau la main
tained by volunteers, giving gladly of
their services to provide Christmas
in a kindly and helpful spirit for
On Christmas Eve from 7:30 until i day
10:45 o’clock, and gaain during thei “
same period on Christmas night,
Christmas carols will be simg from
I loud speakers placed on two build-
^ ings on Broad street, Southern Pines,
"It demands that, wherever requir
ed, every activity shall be subordi
nated to immediate full.capacity
mobilization of all necessary resour
"It demands that we recognize that
We are faced by a military crisis and
that speed and coordination are the
cssence of military effectiveness.
"We cannot see the future. But we
know that no easy road lies ahead.
Political, economic and military de
cisions of the gravest sort will have
to be made. For them the people will
have to rely on their responsible
leaders and firmly support them. But
there is one thing the people can do.
That is prepare. Here we believe that
Holly Inn in Pinehurst, was th'e j our leaders—perhaps unduly impress-
speaker and during the course of an cd by the busy minority groups, some
G. E- Horne, manager of the
In a Kinuiy »im —-o- --
those in the community unable to' sponsored by the Junior Chamber of
pHvide for themselves. ‘Commerce.
interesting talk he took occasion to
I welcome the new service club on be
half of the Sandhills Kiwanis' Club,
oldest of these national organiza
tions In the county.
of which are deluded, some financed
by Individuals hostile to our way of
life or by foreign governments—have
as yet failed to gauge the temper of
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