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1?41?JAMES BOYD. Publisher?1M4
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"In taking over The Pilot no changes are con
templated. We will try to keep this a good paper.
We will try to make a little money for all con
cerned. Where there seems to be an occasion to
use our influence for the public good we will try
to do it. And we will treat everybody alike."
?James Boyd, May 23, 1941.
India Says: No Thank You!
It is deeply heartening to read that India
has rejected famine aid from China and
Russia that had political strings attached to
it. The gifts of the much-needed food and
funds carried the provision that it was to be
distributed in certain specified regions and
by the Communist-sponsored red relief
agency, but the Indian government said:
"We will welcome these gifts as we do as
sistance from any country, but it must be
left to us to decide where help should go
and how it should be made available." And
they returned the gift.
This raises the spirits. It takes courage
for a government to deprive its people of
food and money to buy food, for a princi
ple. It is good to know that the Indian
government has that courage. But, more
than that, the fact that it can act so bold
ly and independently proves that the situ
ation in India is not so bad as some would
lead us to believe. For a government must
be pretty sure of the support of its people
before such courageous action would be
Thb- should be an encouragement to the
free world. It should be, also, a lesson to
some of us. It was not so long ago that a
similar gift was under discussion in our
Congress. There were a good many voices
raised, then, among out anti-administra
tion Congressmen in particular, stating
that the United States should do just what
China and Rtssia tried to do. They wanted
this country to attach strings to the gift
of food that we sent: to specify that it
should be distributed only bv our agents
and under certain conditions. Fortunately,
wiser heads prevailed and the generosity
of this nation was not used as a club over
the heads of our neighbors in distress. The
gift was made to help India feed her peo
ple, because she needed it and we could
spare it and wanted her to have it.
India's action in refusing to be coerced
by the Communists* through her need for
food places her among the nations we must
respect. We may congratulate ourselves
that in th< face of the greatest difficulties,
she is maintaining her independence and
The Editor Answers
Mr. Patch's Two Points
In the Pilot of September 12 appeared a
letter trom Charles S. Patch. Jr., in which
he took issue with a previously published
editorial entitled "How Do They Stand."
The title referred to the two presidential
candidates and it is, of course, natural that
on this subject Mr. Patch and this news
paper should disagree. The Pilot supports
Governor Stevenson's candidacy, while
our correspondent is the head of the local
organization backing General Eisenhower.
While we believe theie are a great many
matters in which we and our correspondent
see eve to eye, this is one in which, we con
fess happily, we are poles apart. We have
been for the Governor from the start, if
not before it, and we are more for him
Mr. Patch picks out two points in partic
ular, for criticism of our editorial: one re
lates to foreign policy and the other to
the Stevenson speech to the American Le
gion. As to the first, Mr. Patch feels that
The Pilot is all wrong in saying that, as he
puts it, "Eisenhower and Stevenson are
similar in views on foreign policy." He says
that the General wrote down a ten point
program and quotes the General's criticism
of the Administration's program: "one pol
icy for Europe, a feeble policy for South
America; a little policy for the Middle
East; wril ing off the Far East at one mo
ment and the next finding our sons fight
ing in Korea."
Well, we read the General's ten points
carefully, and they still sounded like
mighty familiar ideas. As for the above
quotation, let's take it, piece by piece as
the General gave it. "One policy for Eu
rope": presumably that one policy is the^
Administration policy that culminated in
NATO of which Genera! Eisenhower was
the head We have never heard that he did
not approve of this plan; he continues to
stress the importance of a united front
against communism and the need for all
the nilies we can get. "A feeble policy for
South America." Maybe we ought to he do
ing more there, but seeing how hard-press
ed we are everywhere else, somehow it
seems to us that a feeble policy is probably
about as much as we can afford in South
America. Next comes "a little policy for
the Middle East." Here we would point out,
the Administration gives every sign of
wanting not a little but a big policy in the
Middle East: it ia the Republicans in Con
gress who have consistently refused to ap
propriate enough money to carry out the
Point Four program which, it is agreed by
nil observers on the scene, would be the
best way to draw this part of the world in
our direction and away from Russia. The
last item on the quotation seems to us to
he entirely controversial, But with occupa
tion troops in Japan, with an American
military mission in Formosa, with Ameri
can missions, military and civilian, in the
Philippines, it doesn't look to us as if this
countrv were "writing off the Far East."
As for the men fighting in Korea, that de
cision was made largely by the Joint Chiefs
of Stuff. It followed up a speech made in
Korea a few days before the outbreak of the
war by John Foster Dulles, Republican, for
eign policy adviser, in which Mr. Dulles
spoke openly of armed intervention by the
U. S. if trouble developed. Would General
Eisenhower have advised against the
course adopted by his colleagues and his
party's leading foreign adviser? It would
Mr. Patch feels that the Pilot is in error
regarding the General's foreign policy:
Maybe so and, now that, since the edito
rial was written, the General and Mr. Taft
have gotten together, it may well be that
the Eisenhower program has become very
different from the way it started. We
frankly admit to a good deal of confusion
on the subject and if Mr. Patch can set us
right, we'd appreciate it. For instance, here
are a few questions we'd like answered:
<1) In what, respects would Eisenhower
change 'he administration policies, in Eu
rope, in Asia, in Korea? (2) Would Eisen
hower have opposed U. S. intervention in
The other point dealt with in the Patch
letter takes little space to answer. Mr.
Patch asks why, if Governor Stevenson
meant what he said about pressure groups
he "accepted the support of CIO and AF of
L leaders." We are tempted to ask if Mr.
Patch thinks his candidate would refuse
that support if it were offered to him, but
eschewing such temptation, may be say
this: our democracy functions, at the pres
ent time, largely in response to so-called
pressure groups. The labor unions are pres
sure groups, so are the AM A, the Grange,
the oil lobby, the conservationists and the
anti-conservationists, the bankers, the
butcher.*, Wall Street or the schoolteach
ers: they are all pressure groups, as are
also, of course, the veterans. Governor
Stevenson did not speak against pressure
groups; what he said was that he would
resist pressure groups when they seemed to
him to be putting their own aims ahead of
the welfare of the country. We believe that
the Governor would continue to hold that,
view and act in accordance with it, whether
the undue pressure came from the veter
ans, or from labor or from Wall Street. We
believe he would try to do an honest job,
if president, just as we believe Mr. Patch's
candidate would do his best. And Mr. Patch
is not quite fair in accusing Stevenson of
wanting to scrap the Taft-Hartley Act.
What he said was that the principle behind
it was good, but it ought to be re-written.
He argued strongly for less government in
terference between labor and management
and m re dependence on direct bargaining.
We welcome Mr. Patch's letter. It is
good to have a forthright expression of
opinion and we hope there will be more
The Disfranchised Soldier
Those who are in any way responsible
owe an apology to members of the armed
services and their families if. absent from
home they are deprived of their vote Nov.
4 because they have answered the call to
the co'crs. . .
Most members of the armed forces from
thirty states will have the privilege of
fighting for their country but not of vot
ing. One estimate places the disfranchised
as high as 1,000,000 or more. . .
Only eighteen states now meet all the
tests for absentee soldier voting prescribed
by the Armed Forces Information and
Education Office. . .
It is impossible now to forsee a time, in
this troubled world, when we shall not have
absentee soldiers, absentee civilians and
their families?stationed abroad in the in
terests of saving the very democracy
which guarantees the continuing right to
the free ballot. It is a shameful thing that
our Congress and our State Legislatures
have not fully foreseen their duty in this
matter or fully acted upon that duty. It
should be the first order of business, as the
various lawmaking bodies meet, or if need
be are called into special session, to insure
that another election shall not pass without
restoring the absentee to full citizenship
and the ballot ?New York Times
Our Country Is United
We don't agree on even-thing?never
have?never will?and wouldn't like it if
we did. . . except ab^ut one thing?our
right to disagree. Fools?and enemies?
sometimes think those loud sounds mean
we are not united. . . but we know our
basic unify is there because now there are
so many more of us agreeing on that one
Commercial airlines in the United States
carried more than two million passengers
last month. One might say this indicates
how many Americans are up in the air, but
we prefer to believe that greater numbers
are rising to new heights.
No. 23?Do You Know Your Old Southern Pines? J
This gabled house with its picket fence and
sloping yard is sure to be recognized by some
readers of The Pilot, and we'll appreciate it if
they will let us hear from them, for we are in
the dark as to the ownership of this early South
ern Pines home. There are people on the porch,
but it would be difficult if not impossible for
anyone to recognize them. Sometimes the seem
ingly impossible happens though, so speak up,
The original "Tornado" was built
in England for the Raleigh and
Gaston railroad, the original Sea
board, which ran from Raleigh to
the small town of Gaston a few
miles north of Raleigh.
The name "Tornado" was prob
ably earned - by the locomotive
from its whirlwind trips through
the undeveloped parts of North
Carolina at the great speed of
some M mues an nour.
There are three of these repli
cas. One is on display at the
SmitliHuniaii Iiiotltutior. In Wash
ington end the other in the Hall
of Histcry in Raleigh.
A minimum price support for
the 1953 whfcat crop has been set
at $2.21 a bushel.
Grains of Sand
THANKS MRS. PRILLMAN |
We are indebted to Mrs. 1
Edna Prillman, who has lived
in Southern Pines tor 40
years, for the first and only
identification of Old Picture
No. 21, which she feels sure
is the H. W. Tate residence, at
310 North Page street. This
house, Mrs. Prillman says,
was formerly owned by a
family named Emory, and she
thinks that the couple stand
ing on the upstairs porch are
Mr. and Mrs. Emory.
No. i9,-?the white column
ed house in a woodsy setting
?cshe identified as Cedar
Pines Villa, operated as a rest
home by a Miss or Mrs.
Thompson, and, later, for
years owned by the Struthers
Burts, who did considerable
remodeling, and recently sold
it to Martin Gentry. This is
another first identification.
She agrees with Mrs. Milli
ken that No. 20 is the old
Gregory house, now owned
and occupied by Dr. and Mrs.
Mrs. Prillman says that she
thoroughly enjoys the pic
tures each week?in fact has
been losing sleep trying to fig
ure some of them out.
All news reporters can sympa
thize with Editor Paul Dickson of
the News-Journal (Raeford) in an
incident recorded in his column
"Addenda" last week and rejoice
with him in its happy outcome.
It's usually the "notes" taken at
off-the-beat times and tucked in I
a pocket or handbag that are for-l
gotten until after the paper is off!
Editor Dickson writes:
"I was informed by no less than
three separate and independent
members of Bethel church last
week that John Reagan would
preach the sermon at the morning
service at the church last Sunday
I wrote it down, so I wouldn't1
forget to put it in the paper.
"I knew that John had married
Jane Todd McCain, daughter of'
Mrs. P. P. McCain and the :atej
Dr. McCain, but thought that the
public might be interested in
knowing where he was from, go
ing to school, and things of that
nature. In trying to find these
things out I tore my note off
and left by the phone for some- ?"
one to call me back. They never
(lid call back and I thought of it
Thursday when the papers were
in the mail. Up to this point this
is the same story that has happen
ed to me many times before.
Prom here on it's different.
"This week I have run into two
of the three who gave me the item
and first one I saw I steeled my
self to keep from running and
started making excuses. Before r
could finish I learned that John _
Reagan did not preach at Bethel
after all and that it was just as
well I left it out.
"I don't know John, but he's
my friend for life. All the ether
preachers I have left out of the
paper have appeared and preach
ed right on schedule, with few
prayers for me, I fear."
"Mixie," the pet dog of Police
Chief and Mrs. Ed Newton, who.
incidentally, was given that name
because of her nondescript an
cestry, was cared for by Miss
Mary Scott Newton while her
master and mistress were away cn
But whatever Mixie lacks in
pedigree is cutweighed by her ap
preciation and her promptness in
expressing it, as is evidenced by
the following letter which Miss
Newton found on the seat of her
car last week:
"Dear Aunt Mary Scott:
"I just didn't have a thing to
give you for your birthday as my ~
old Lady went off in such a hurry,
but thank you so much for looking,
after me, and buy yourself some
thing with this, as they won't let i
little dogs in the stores. I love j
you. Mixie Newton." Some "fold- i
ing money" was enclosed.
If you are down Hamlet way
you might like to see the full-size
model of the Seaboard's first loco
motive, which has been donated -
to the town for permanent dis
play. You'll find it in a specially
constructed building on East
Hamlet avenue at Municipal park
adjacent to the Hcrse Show?
grounds and facing the intersec. |
tion of Highways 74 and 38. The!
building is of brick with glass j
front and ends.
The "Tornado," as fhe engine is
named, is an exact reproduction
of the first steam locomotive pur
chased by the Seaboard railroad
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Bagpipes In The Highlands
A few weeks age the town!
council of Aberdeen repected with
indignation and far-from-kindi
comment the offer of a girls' bag-:
pipe band from the State Univer
sity of Iowa to give an open-air- ?
concert in this ancient Scottish:
town, provided board, lodging!
and travel expenses were furn-j
ished This action of the council:
was reported widely in the pressj
of the United States and the Brit- j
ish Isles. There followed unpleas
ant editorial remarks regarding
the parsimony and lack of gallan -
try of the town fathers. But when
five Aberdonian business men
volunteered to put up the requir
ed 250 pounds, the council hasti
ly reversed itself, the local soccer
club offered the use of its stadium
and everybody was happy.
All this has served to recall a
night in the Highlands in the
early years of this century, when
I had the pleasure of listening to!
a master piper. An old school i
friend, then living in Stirling, and)
I were on a two-week walking
trip. One of his neighbors had:
provided us with a letter of intro j
duction to Peter Mackie, of Glen !
ure We arrived there in the late,
Peter Mackie was one of the
finest looking men I have ever
seen. Tall and broad-shouldered |
muscular without excess flesh, he
wore his kilt at all times about!
his farm work and not for show,
as so many Scots are accustomed!
to do. Wo had boon told that he
had the second sight and had seen
the exact circumstances of his
father's death some time before
it occurred. Naturally, wc did not
venture to go into this. He and
his family spoke Gaelic. (The dogs
and horses understood no Eng
lish.) But with the delicacy of the
Highlanders, the Mackies spoke
only English in our presence.
After supper Peter got out his -
pipes and played for an hour or ?
more. What a never-to-be-forgot
ten experience it was. The tall
man, with theh turf fire at his
back, pacing to and fro, playing
stirring pibrochs and lilting
pieces full of grace notes; perhaps
they were love songs. And every
thing had in it the hesrt of the
Highlands?the lonely, hebther
covered moors, the misty moun
tains and the glens and the rush
of clear streams among the rocks,
I only made one error. I asked
him if he would plav "The
Flowers of the Forest " He shook
his head gravely. "We only plaj
that at funerals,'' he said, and 1
was properly rebuked. I thought
that he might have considered
that the playing of this famous
lament might bring ill-fortune on
the house. We never realized un
til afterward that this same house
of Glenure had once sheltered
Colin Campbell, the victim of the
Appin murder R. P. L
in the N, Y. Herald-Tribune
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