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This Editiont of THE F*IL.OT is Dedicated to tKe Memory of L.ong Street Presbvterian ChiarcH VOLUME 4 THE PILOT NUMBER Is a Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding of the SandhiU Territory of North Carolina Address all communications to tme pilot printing company, vass. n. c. REV. NEILL McKAY, D. D. who served as pastor of Long Street Church for several years and was one of the founders of the North Carolina Presbyterian,^ now the Presbyterian Standard. district council FOR BOY SCOUTS Tuesday evening of last week an interesting and enthusiastic meeting was held in the West Sanford school building at Sanford, N. C., for the purpose of organizing a District Coun cil of the Boy Scouts of America. At this meeting representatives were present from the counties of Lee, Chatham, Harnett, Montgomery and Moore. The advisability of the in formation of a District Council out of these five counties was discussed. These representatives were com posed of some of the leading citizens of these five counties, among these were the attorneys, the ministers, the teachers and business men. Quite a number of the active scout masters of the district were also present, who spoke with much enthusiasm of the work which was being done by the Boy Scouts in their respective com munities. W. M. Marr, Deputy Re gional Scout Executive, was present, and he made a strong address in the interest of scouting. In this address Mr. Marr stressed the fact that our boys are perhaps our greatest asset, and that scouting is a program of vo cationally purposeful activity for boys. He very vividly outlined the purpose and work of the proposed district council. After a few other strong talks in favor of the council it was unanimously voted to organize the council at this meeting. The organi zation was perfected in a few mo ments, and after the election of officers quite a few important committees were named. It was unanimously voted to name the council the “Walter Hines Page District Council Boy Scouts of America. It was estimated that the entire yearly cost of this work would be about $5,000.00, this to include salary of executive, purchase and operation of a Ford car, securing permanent camp equipment, cost of operating a training school for scout masters, charter, National Council fees, office supplies and miscellaneous expenses. This budgett is alotted to the dif ferent counties as follows: Lee coun ty, $1,500; Moore county, $1,500; Har nett county, 1,000; Montgomery coun ty, $500; Chatham county, $500. It is hoped that the citizens of Moore county will realize the value of this Boy Scout movement as a char acter building and citizenship train ing asset to our district, and support this movement liberally. Any town or community that can get together as niany as twenty boys between the ages of twelve and twenty-one can have a Boy Scout troop. If your town or community has a troop organized, then (Continued on page 8) FRIDAY, SEPTEMBER 12, 1924 SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 FAYETTEVILLE PRESBYTERY TO MEET AT LONG STREET CHURCH Met There Just 100 Years Ago—Genera) Bowley, Com- manding Officer of Fort Bragg, to Provide Shelter and Bedding for the Night—Artillery Display Wednesday PRESBYTERY WILL CONVENE TUESDAY Rev. C. E. Clarke, of Carthage, Retiring Moderator; Dr. Moore Preaches Wed. The Presbytery of Fayetteville will convene in regular stated session at Long Street church Tuesday, Septem ber 16, 1924, at 7:30 p. m. Long Street is sixteen miles west of Fay etteville on the old historic Yadkin Road. It is located in the heart of the Fort Bragg Government Reservation, about ten miles from Fort headquar ters. This meeting of the Presbytery will be of more than usual interest to the Presbyterians and other church peo ple of the State, and of special inter est to the descendants of the early Highland settlers of the Cape Fear section. In the first place, the Pres bytery will ginnings and subsequent development of the Presbyterian church in this part of the State. Long Street is one of the three original churches in the Cape Fear section. The first formal religious service held in the Long Street community, under the direction of an ordained minister, was conducted by Rev. Hugh McAden on Thursday night, January 29, 1756, in the home of Alexander McKay. The next year Rev. Kenneth Campbell, a native Scotchman, came to this section from Pennsylvania and settled on the west side of the Cape Fear river, fourteen miles north of Fayetteville. October 18, 1758, Mr. Campbell accepted a “call” for his pastoral services from Bluff, Barbecue, and Long Street churches. Thus, without any local ec clesiastical organization to foster their efforts and without any foundation to begin their work', these sturdy sons of old Scotia set up the Presbyterian church in a new and strange land. No doubt they felt a personal need for the ministry of the Kirk; but it is reas- SOME HISTORY OF LONG STREET CHURCH Extracts Taken From a Pam- phelet Written by Rev. R. A. McLeod “encamp” on the church jonable to believe that they were moved grounds for its three-day session. A I with an equally strong desire to pro field outfit will be set up near the | vide for the spiritual interest of their church to provide shelter and bedding i children. This was indeed a work of for the night. Supper and breakfast will be served from a field kitchen by trained cooks from Fort Bragg. Din ner will be served in picnic fashion by the members and friends of the church. This unique and somewhat faith, and has been abundantly re warded. From this small beginning the strong Presbyterian organization of the Cape Fear section has develop ed, with more than om hundred or ganized and growing churches, with It is impossible to properly under stand or appreciate the history of an individual, a family, a church or a community without some knowledge of the background of that history. The background of Long Street church is the Highlands of Scotland, which is at once the most beautiful and hardest country in which to live. Its hills and mountains are numerous and very rug ged. Its streams are generally small but rapid and beautiful. It abounds in small lakes and mossy glens. Its climate is severe. The hard natural conditions of the country developed a hardy race with habits of thrift. But these beautiful' hills, frolicking streams, and charming lakes did more than this, they created the natural en vironment for noble deeds and noble thoughts. Many Bible students think the one reason why the Lord appoint ed Palestine to be the place where His Prophets, Psalmists, and and other Writers of inspiration should live was because of the uplifting mountains and other inspiring natural conditions REV. DAVID FAIRLEY, D. D. yvho esrved Long Street Church as pastor for fifty years. He began his ministry at Long Street and ended it ^ere. SOUTHERN MAN-WINS AKUSHEQUA BRIDE LONG STREET CHURCH AS IT LOOKS TODAY novel arrangement for the entertain- its excellent high school for boys and of the country. It was in just such a ■ ’ ’ girls at Elise, with its great college country as this that the Highlanders for women at Flora McDonald, and of Scotland developed their domestic, with a constituency of more than their national, and their religious life. 15,000 members. ' , Their history can be traced back to the The second day of the Presbytery, beginning of the Christian era. Thus September 17th, will be given over isolated as they were from the rest of largely to a celebration of the organi- of the world they very naturally de- zation of this old church and a study veloped their own peculiar institutioiK. of the part the Scotch of the Cape In their domestic life they developed Fear section have played in church and a strong love for home and family. State. A program that gives prom-, No doubt many of their family cus- ise of unusual interest is being worked toms seem severe as compared to the out. Dr. Walter W. Moore, President present day, but no one will question of our leading theological seminary, i the statement that these customs will preach at 11 a. m. Following the j wrought in the Highlanders a devo- sermon the Presbyterian communion | tion to a pure and honorable family will be observed. The silver com-1 life that has never been surpassed, munion cups brought to America in I if equalled, by any other people. In 1770 by Rev. John McLeod from the national life they developed into a pa- Presbyterians of Edinburgh, Scotland, | triotic, liberty loving people. They to the Presbyterians of Cumberland never forsook their leader in battle nor ^ HON. J. McN. JOHNSON Scotch poet of the Sandhills. Mr. Johnson wrote ^especially for The n poem, “Long Street’s Living Dead,” carried elsewhere in this paper. ment of the Presbytery has been made possible by the courtesy of General Bowley, who has given his personal at tention to working out all the details necessary to provide for the complete comfort of the members of the Pres bytery. General Bowley is also mak ing liberal provision for entertainment during the recess hours. The Band from Fort Bragg will render a pro gram of sacred music and Scotch airs during the noon recess of the second day. An opportunity to observe artil lery firing will be given the same af ternoon. Very few of those who will attend the Presbytery have ever had an opportunity of this sort, and it is a safe guess that it will prove a most thrilling and delightful bit ot enter tainment. The General asks that vis itors be assured that there \^11 be no possible danger from this firing. The rang^of the firing will be over a small untravelled part of the r^ervation. Besidese, it will be securely guai;ded while the firing is in process. The Polly Ray Mountain, a high elevation commanding a long range view, locat ed some five hundred yards from the church will be the point from which visitors will observe the firing, ^he firing will probably not last more than thirty minutes. But the chief reason for inviting the Presbytery to hold its semi-annual meeting at this old church is not mere ly to give the members the novel ex perience of an unusual entertainment, although it is very ■ttible to do that, but it is primarily on account of the historwal mteresc that clusters around this ancient church. It is hoped ftat f« “eetog will stimulate an interest, Especially among Presbyterians, m the early be- Kushequa, Pa., Sept. 5.—^The mar riage of Miss Harriet G. Kane, daugh ter of Mr. and Mrs. Elisha Kent Kane to Mr. Howard N. Butler of Southei^ Pines, N. C., was solemnized at XV^ ' home of the bride’s parents at Kushe qua, at twelve o’clock, Thursday, Sep tember 4th, 1924. The Rev. A. A. Nellis officiated. The bride’s gown was of Molly O Crepe and Venetian lace. The veil was caught with orange blossoms. She carried a boquet of bride’s roses and white sweet peas. Her handkerchief was one carried by her grreat-great aunt when she danced with Lafayette. The maid of honor, Miss Florence M. Kane, sister of the bride, wore green georgette and gold lace and car ried a boquet of sweetheart roses. The' brides maids. Miss Helen K. Butler and Miss Virginia Kane were gown ed in orchid and peach georgette crepe with gold lace, and carried sweet peas. The best-man was Fairly Ray, of Fayetteville, N. C. The ushers were Evan O’Neill Kane, Jr., Elisha Kent Kane, III, and Cyrus 0. Butler. Mr. G. C. Burch sang “Until You Came,” by Metcalffi followed by the wedding march “To a Wild Rose,” played by Dr. T. L. Kane on the violin, accompanied by Miss Sybil Kane. “O Promise Me” was played by Dr. Kane during the service. A wedding luncheon of four courses was served immediately after the ceremony. Covers were laid for six ty guests. The bride’s table was cen tered by a heart-shaped wedding cake. The color scheme was the pastel shades with asters and sweet peas predominating. The favors were small oasket-shaped roses filled with nuts and mints. The young couple were married be neath an arch of sweet peas and as paragus ferns. Golden rod and as- e s yrevQ rsed extensively through the rooms. The bride is an attractive and ac- ''omplished ’•■oung women. She re- '■eived her e lucation at Oberlin Col lege, and for the last four years has been one of the faculty of Bradfoixi high school. The bridegroom is engaged in busi ness in North Carolina, where he is an executive officer and director in the Carolina Coal Company. He serv^ in the artillery during the world war. The young pair left for a sea voy age to the Gulf country, after which they will reside at Coal Glen, North Carolina, where the coal company has just completed a new house for them. The bride was the recipient of many (Continuei! on page 8) county, will be used in this service During the recess hour the members of Presbytery and visitors will be en proved disloyal to the government to which they had sworn allegiance. But npt withstanding their unwavering tertained with the band concert and loyalty to their rulers in purely civil the firing demonstration. Plans are under way for a number of appropri ate addresses in the afternoon. This will be a day of days to the descen dants of the early Highland settlers, for no people love their national tra ditions more than the Scotch, especial ly when those traditions are linked with religion. It will be a great “home coming” day, when friends and kin dred will assemble for worship, study, and social intercourse at their father’s old Kirk. It has been one hundred years since the F^esbytery met at Long Stereet. It will be interesting to compare the PreiSbytery of that day with the Pres bytery of today. Minutes of special interest from the records of that form- (Continued on page 8) matters, the Highlanders from time immemorial have contended for liber ty of conscience and the right to wor ship God as their own conscience di rected. In religious life they develop ed into earnest Christians. The High landers had a deep sentiment without a superficial display of Christian ex periences, and an unwavering belief in Christian doctrines without any dog matic Phariseeims. They had a vig orous religious creed and for the de fense of that creed they were willing to die, but never in all their history did they try to impose it upon other men. These are the people from which the early settlers of the Cape Fear section sprang; an ancstry to be proud of and worthy to be emulated. This (Continued on page three) j REV. R. A. McLEOD the present pastor of Long Street Church. Rev. McLeod is a Moore county boy, bom and reared on Vass route one; a son of Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McLeod.
|Title||The Pilot [Vass, N.C.: September 12, 1924], 1924-09-12|
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