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'• / MOORE COUNTY’S LEADING NEWS-WEEKLY THE A Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding of FIRST IN NEWS, ' CIRCULATION, & ADVERTISING Moore County v ^he Sandhill Territory VOL. 20. NO. 47. Southern Pines, North Carolina, Friday, October 24. 1941. H. SATURDAY NIGHT SET FOR STREET DANCE, CONTESTS Broad Street to be Scene of En tertainment for Soldiers Stationed Near Here ARMY BAND WILL PLAY There’ll be dancing in the streets of Southern Pines Saturday night when Uncle Sam’s soldiers come to town. And there’ll also be entertainment for the soldiers in the area, with jit terbug contests, a pie-catinj contest and a battle royal on a stage espec ially constructed on Broad street, for the evening. The evening’s events are slated to begin at 9 o’clock when Mayor Dun can Matthews will extend an official word of welcome to visiting soldiers. Jitterbug Contest For about an hour, local talent among Negroes will furnish a show, with Chaplain F. B. Perry of Knoll- wood sub-air base as master of cere monies. A local washboard orchestra will thump out music for a jitterbug contest, open for Negro couples who v;ill be competing for first prize of $5.00, second prize of $2.50, and third prize of $1.00. The whole shebang will end up with a "Battle Royal" among six selected Negro fighters who will be slugging for a first prize of $6.00, a second prize of $4.00 and a third prize of $2.00. Referees for the battle royal will be Staff Sergeants Clifford Moore and Benjamin Hermon of the 119th Ob servation Squadron, Newark, N. J., and timekeepers will be Corp. John Fitzainimons of the 119th, Staff Ser geant Woodrow Midgette of the 8th Air Base Group, Bangor, Maine, and Private James Hooly of the 119th. There'll be a pie-eating—probably lemon—contest with prizes of $1.00, 50 cents, and 25 cents; and a buck and wing contest for prizes of two and one dollars. With the conclusion of tne contests and stage entertainment, Broad street will be thrown open for a dance to the music of an Army band from the 209th Coast Artillery, stationed near Hoffman. Hugh Betterley and Richard Tarl- ton are getting together to build a platform for the show and the or chestra, while Jim Simons and John Howarth are looking after the light ing and amplifying entertainments. Others working on the special en tertainment have been Frank Buch- oj;, Howard Burns, Bob Walker, Louis Scheipcrs, Father Thomas Williams, Paul Butler, Chief Ed Newton, R. S. Durant, and Mrs. Almet Jenks, who said the following would be chaper ons for the street dance: Mrs. H. J. Betterley, Mrs. James Boyd, Mrs. Jackson H. Boyd, Mrs. Paul Butler, Mrs. O. L. Broom, Mrs. Clarence Edson, Mrs. Cliff Johnson, Mrs. Louis Scheipers, Mrs. J. J. Spring, Mrs. Dorsey Stutts, Mrs. E. C. Stevens, Mrs. Carl Thompson, Mrs H. E. Thrower, and Mrs. R. E. Wil ey- Broad street between Pennsylvania and New Hampshire avenue on the west side of the railroad tracks will bo roped off late Saturday evening, in order to clear the pavements for the entertainment and dance Capture of Southern Pines — Maneuvers of 1941 ■J’ '% ■ °'Ar FIVE CENTS Town of Southern Pines Becomes Sole Owner of Local Country Club Turned Back For the MHMmd time in recent weeks, the Southern Pines volun teer fire department responded Thursday nfternoon shortly after S o’floe.k to an alarm from the Knollwood Army sub-alrbase, and for the se«‘ond time, the fire truck was turned back before the scene of the fire was reached. Army of- firlals did not disclose what was burning. 1 Four Hundred Acres of Land, 1 Including Club and Two Golf Courses Involved “Reds” Were Driven Out of Southern Pines Last Week As Blues Took Over Dutch Pianist Will Play at Red Springs Egon Petri, renowned Dutch pian ist, will be presented by Flora Mac donald College in Red Springs Mon day and Tuesday evenings, October 27 and 28, as the opening of the 1941-1942 concert and lecture series. The pianist will present concerts at 8 o’clock, Monday night and at 7:30 o’clock Tuesday, in the College audi torium. A pupil of the great Busoni, Dr. Petri has won acclaim throughout America during the past three years and has earned outstanding compli ments from some of the severest mu sic critics. This will be Dr. Petri’s third con- sceutive appearance at Red Springs. After the "capture" of Southern Pines last week by the 26th and 44th divisions of the Sixth Army Corps, the maneuver war quieted down in this section, except for several threat ened bombings by "enemy” airplanes, Rs civilian plane spotters went to work. The pictures shown above give an idea of the congestion on Broad street (at the top) when an outfit of "Blues" tok over the comer at Penn sylvania avenue. The tank outfits itreamed into Southern Pines from all directions—and maybe some of the men were attracted by the large signs at this intersection of South Broad street and U. S. No. 1. Man Spotting Post This week, the First Army maneu ver moved South of the Sandhills for active war games, and the chief worry in this section fell upon the volunteer airplane spotters who man ned a "listening” or "spotting" post at the fire tower, south of the town. Chief Observer John Howarth said every crew of observers from South ern Pines reported efficiently and ex pertly the appj;oach of "enemy" planes. Spotters were on duty at the fire tower from 6 a. m. until 6 p. m., as the Army tested its volunteer organi zation of air raid warnings. They re ported by telephone whenever any group of planes flew wnthin their sight. Calls from spotters were given precedent over other calls, as the re porters shouted "Army flash!" into telephone mouthpieces and conveyed the warning of approaches of air planes to Army officials, stationed at strategic air bases. Observer Howarth said his crews worked expertly. Spotters for South ern Pines were Miss Laura Kelsey, second assistant chief observer; Mrs. W. C. Mudgett, Mrs. H. F. Burns, Mrs. Ernest Ives, Mrs. George Lon don, Mrs. Otis Broom, Mrs. R. F. Tarlton, Mrs. George Moore, Miss Birdilia Bair, Mrs. N. E. Day, Mrs. H. B. Greenman. June A. Phillips, Ralph Mills, G. T. McElderry, Carl G. Thompson, Roy Grinnell, George London, Gordon Brown, A. M. Pat terson, Larry Miner, R. F. Tarlton, Paul Butler, Norman E. Day, Virgil Clark, A. C. Dawson, Philip Weaver, David Gamble, Louis Scheipers and A. K. Darby. Girl Reserve Club Organized at School IfESOP CAFE IS ROBBED INFORMAL BOARD PASSES ON SHOW Mayor Appoints Committee to Report on Movie and Show for “Adults Only” A Girl Reserve Club has been or ganized at the Southern Pines High School. This orgalzation is a branch of the Y. W. C. A., and the follow ing have been selected from that group to act as an Advisory Board for the Girl Reserves: Mrs. Clarence Ed son, Miss Louise Chisolm, Mrs. Rich ard Sugg, Mrs. David Gamble, and Miss Birdilia Bair. Officers of the Girl Reserve Club are: Helen Grey, president, Ruth Alice Cunningham, vice-president, Dorothy Phillips, secretary, and Doris Hussell, treasurer. DB. MEDLIN TO CONVENTION For the first time in anybody's re membrance, Southern Pines had an informal board of censors last week to pass upon the merits of a moving picture and stage show. A committee of six citizens, ap pointed by Mayor Duncan Mattlews, followed up several complairls made to the City concerning a show adver tised at the Sunrise Theatre for "adults only". Meeting later with the mayor and part of the committee the theatre management promised to cut anything offensive. Part of the committee voted that a “strip tease" stage show was "ob scene," but as there was some var iance, there was no effort to stop the show. "Feature picture proved to be a marijuana dope theme with shad ows . . . revealing frequent clippings from the film or its breakage from age and use," some members of the committee reported. "Following the feature was a short subject dealing with mating nature and instinct of animals, plants and flowers. Already cut were scenes that had brought condemnation where the pictures had been shown before. "Following the pictures was a strip tease performance,” three committee members said. "In this there was no dance, no art unless the art con sisted in the manner in which the girl could hide with her bare hands the two slender particles of dress and appear as nude while standing with the curtains on each side of her." Members of the committee were Howard Bums, town clerk; the Rev. J Fred Stimson, Dr. G. G. Herr, Louis Scheipers, Dr. El W. Bush and Alex Fields. "Southern Pines has had a movie for many years,” three committee members recommended, "but has nev- (Please turn to pagt eight) MOORE RED CROSS TO MEET NOV. 4 Annual Meeting: for Election of Officers Slated for County Court House Annual meeting of the Moore County Chapter of American Red Cross for election of officers and committee reports w'ill be conducted at the county court house in Carth age Tuesday, November 4, it was an nounced this week. Chief speaker will be Miss Ellen I. Rochford, Central Carolina Red Cross field representative, who will discuss “Defense Activities for Moore County V'olunteers." Plans for the forth coming roll call will be presented, prior to election of officers. Present officers are 'Hf.rs. Alice Burt Hunt of Southern Pines, chair man; Paul Dana of Pinehurst, vice- chairman; and Mrs. W. G. McAvoy of Southern Pines, treasurer. t'ommittee Reports Reports on county activities during the past year will be given by com mittee and branch chairmen. Branch chairmen include Mrs. H. F. Seawell, Carthage; Mrs. Eklgar Brown, Hemp; Mrs. George H. Maurice, Eagle Springs; Mrs. M. C. McDonald, West End; Mrs. Lola Carter, Jackson Springs; Mrs. W. D. Caviness, Aber deen; Mrs. Robert F. Stewart, Pine- bluff; Miss Florence Campbell, Sou thern Pines; Mrs. H. F. Kelly, Pine hurst; Mrs. Louise F. Kelly, Camer on, and Mrs. S. R. Smith, Vass, Committee chairmen are: Lloyd L. Woolley of Manley, first aid; L. D. Williams of Niagara, home ser vice; A. B. Patterson of Southern Pines, casualty and disaster; Mrs. Tod Baxter, junior Red Cross; Mrs. P. C. Lyonti, production: and George Lon don, 1941 Roll Call chairman. The Chapter board is composed of officers, committee and branch chairmen, who serve for one year, or until their successors are elected. Private Who Gave Fire Alarm Not Interested in Being Hero Pleasure Inn, a cafe in Hdmp, was entered Monday night by a thief who made a successful get-away with approximately $67 in cash and some ci»ar*ts. Entrance was gained by breaking a rear window. Dr. and Mrs. Erble M. Medlln left Thursday night for Houston, Texas where Dr. Medlln will attend the an nual meeting of the American Den tal Association. D- Medlln Is secre tary-treasurer of the N. C. Dental Society. The soldier who discovered the Car thage fire last week isn’t interested In being a hero. He’s much more in terested in a pretty girl. Private Antbon;^ Pietrafesa of Brooklyn, N. Y., iSOth Field Artillery, discovered the Law Building blaze in Carthage last Sunday. The electric power being off so that no alarm could be given, he gave the alarm himself via telephone, and then dash ed fnto the burning buildtjig and car- 0. LEON SEYMOUR TO HEAD RIWANIS Aberdeen Man Sole Nominee at Club Meeting; Sabiston, Tarlton Also Named O. Leon Sej mour of Aberdeen was uole nominee for 1942 Sandhills Ki- wanis Club president at the Club's meeting Wednesday and W. D. Sabis ton, Jr., of Carthage, for vice-pres ident, and Richard F. Tarlton of Southern Pines for treasurer, were also placed in nomination with no op position. These officers were proposed by a nominating committee, whose slate was the only one submitted. Elec tions for officers and directors of the club for the coming year will be held at the Club’s annual meeting November 5. Seven of the following 10 Kiwan- lans will be selected to compose the board of directors. Placed in nom ination were A. L. Burney and Jack Taylor of .^.be^deen, Paul Butler, Dr. J. I. Neal, the Rev. J. Fred Stimson, Vance, Rowe, and Larry Miner of Southern Pines, the Rev. T. A. Cheat ham and W. A. Leland McKeithen of Pinehurst, and Judge H. F. Seawell of Carthage. Kiwaniana heard some of the trials and tribulations as well as some of the pleasures of an army chaplain from Chaplain Foster B. Perry, of the Knollwod Sub-Air base, who explain ed that tlie position of Chaplain is strictly an Army post, and has no connection with civilian organizations, except through cooperation. While a chaplain is an army offi cer and, as an officer, must at timr-s instruct and reprimand men. Perry said, ho is more often called upon to act as a qhaplain, taking up the problems of the men, helping them to get something they need or want, or helping them to change their minds about wanting or needing something. Chaplain Perry said Kiwanians could assist men in the service several ways: by providing magazines v/hich could be distributed, by sponsoring dances or smokers for the men, by inviting .soldiers into their homes for meals, and by conducting special af fairs which would provide diversion for them. The Club met at the Southern Pines Country Club. Next weel.'s meeting is scheduled for the Methodi.st Sun- iay School building in Aberdeen. Kennedy’s Purchase Burke Estate Here Purchasers Active in Horse Cir cles of Sandhills; to Main tain Private Stables arrived, he handled one of the hoses and fought the fire. Mayor Clyde Shaw of Carthage wanted to write him a letter of com mendation and hand him the Key to the town. The fire department want ed to make him an honorary mem ber. The Army wanted to decorate him for bravely. Most of the promi nent people in Carthage wanted him to come to dinner. Private Pietrafesa declined all commendations and Invitations except rled a young ViTSman to safety from one from Miss June Pry—the yovmg the second story. When the firemen lady he saved. Mr. and Mrs. WBlllam J. Kennedy of Job’s Island, Dedham, Mass., who have spent several seasons in the Sandhills, have just purchased the Frederick Burke Estate of about 15 acres on Young’s Road. Last season, the Kennedys rented this property, which joins .that of the Almet Jenks and Mrs. Jeanette Healy. The Kennedys have been active in assisting in Sandhills horse events and have showm some mighty fine horses in this section, perhaps the most remembered being “Little Squire," a jumper which brought much attention a couple of seasons ago. They will maintain their sta bles at th«ir new place, with Micky Walsh as their trainer. The transaction was handled by Biddle and Company of Pinehurst and E. C. Stevens of Southern Pines. ’Tlie new Kennedy house was orig^- .lally built by Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Burke of Millbrook, N. Y., and later was purchased by Frederick Burke, a brother. PRICE SET AT $20,000 Sale of the Country Club prop erty to the Town of Southern Tines was rompleted shortjy af ter noon Thursday In Carthage when Mrs. Harriet Nichols sign ed the pr(^rty over to the Town, and Mayor Duncan Matthews rec- corded the deed at the court house In Carthage. Negotiations for the purchase of Southern Pines Country Club prop erty by the Town of Southern Pinea were being completed Thursday, fol lowing a board of commissioners meeting Wednesday, putting a final olteh on the transaction. For the Country Club grounds of two 18-hole golf courses, the club house, and adjoining residential prop erty, the Town proposed to pay $20,- 000, payments to be carried over a period of 20 years. The town has been operating the Country Club since July 1, 1937, when it acquired a five year lease. The property is being purchased from Mrs. Harriet E. Nichols widow of Mortimer G. Nichols wno during his lifetime devoted considerable per sonal and financial interest to the Country Club. Consists of 400 Acres The entire property being ecqulred by the town comprises approximately 400 acres. Under terms of the pur- have been abandoned and grass greens pay only Interest at two and a half percent on the total purchase price; for the next 10 years, the Town will meet annual notes of $2,000 plus in terest to pay off the entire indebt edness. At present, only 27 holes of the to tal layout of 36 are being kept open for golfing. Since the Town has been operating the course, old sand greens this week did negotiations reach the have been inaugurated throughout the course. Considerable re-sodding and other improvements on the fairways have been made, including the instal lation of a sprinkler system. Since early .summer, town officials have been considering the purchase of the Country Club and have devot ed much study to the matter. Only thi.s week did negotiations reach hte stage where purchase seemed assured. The Southern Pines Country Club got its start in 1906 when Mayor Kenneth Ferguson appointed a com mittee to confer with local petition ers for a "public golf links.” In the same year, the Southern Pines Golf Club was formed, the former Bliyeu orchard of 365 acres was bought, and nine holes were laid out on the pres ent club grounds. In 1907 a vote of thanks was offered to Dr. W. P. Swett and W. E. Giles for their super vision of links construction and or ganization. In 1926, promotion of the club was undertaken by the late John N. Pow ell and F. F. Travis, the latter serving as secretary from 1927 until his death in 1933, Powell died in 1932. During this period, the late Robert N. Page was president and chairman of the board of directors. The late Mr. Nichols became the leading force In the Country Club un til his death a few years ago. The Town took over the operation of the club in 1937. Vass Cafe Manager Likes Such Patrons “Fat Lady” from Fair Sideshows Proves Good Customer for Diner Operator The manager of Keith’s Diner in Vass is looking for more patron* like the one he served Sunday. She was 744-pounds of “fat lady” on her way from a fair In South Carolina to another stop in Hender son. The “fat lady’’ had to enter the door sideways, and the seat at th« table had to be moved back as far as possible to give her room to sit. Mr. Ituss, manager of the Diner, did not consider it good policy to talk about the amount of food his customer consumed, but he intimated he would like to have several auch boarders. :
|Title||The Pilot [Southern Pines and Aberdeen, N.C.: October 24, 1941], 1941-10-24|
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