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INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS.
Established in 1878 by H. A. London.
Entered at Pittsboro, N.C.. as Second
mail matter by act of Congress.
One Year, ]
Six Mouths, * <o I
Colin G. Shaw, Owner and Editor.
Ch:»*. A. Brown, Associate Editor.
Advertising: 25c. 39c. and 35c. net.
THURSDAY, MAY 10, 1023.
PUBLICITY WILL DO GOOD.
In publishing a newspaper there
must be an executive head; one who
has the final say as to what must and
must not be printed. That person
should be discreet and have a deter-:
ruination to tread the equal path for |
a ll —there can be no color line or dis
tinction given to autnority oi influ
ence. It so happens that once in a
while someone will join the lanks of
the black sheep and a family is de
pressed over the downfall or shortcom
ings of a wary one.
The first thought is to conceal the j
evil, cover it up and by all means
keep it out of the newspapers, espe
cially the home town paper, that ereiy j
body reads. It is the only time that
some folks will admit that the paper
is influential and is read by lots of
For years the editor of this paper
has been brought under the pressure
of these circumstances. It is not a (
desire to hurt anyone that occurren
ces harmful to anyone is published,;
but in justice to the paper’s constitu- j
ency it is necessary that it be made
known that things have happened, j
When one so strays from the paths
of rectitude that it is necessary to be
haled into court, brought before a;
jury of his fellows and tried for an ,
:ofTense against the law they should
not demand or expect that the paper
should not publish it to its readers in
advance of the calling together.
There is no excuse for an officer of
the law to soft-pedal when it comes to
the administration of his duty either. !
Why should a court of justice be re
moved to a private residence, and the
seif-same officer become so reticent
about the facts that a clam would be
a chatter box in comparison? There
is no excuse, there is no justice and
there is no resultant good in these 1
circumstances. The arm of the law
must be upheld and our support will,
forever be given to the man that
plainly and boldly stands forth and
executes the duties of his' office de
spite the color or standing of the men
that have flaunted the laws of the
State or nation. No man who will at- j
tempt to cover up, disguise or with- 1
hold information from the newspaper
can ever expect to have the support
of the tright thinking people of Chat
ham or any other county in the
In the news columns of this paper j
will be found a story in regard to the
finding of a liquor still in the town
of Pittsboro. The sheriff with a de
puty, located the still and it was still
warm and there was every evidence 1
that it had been in operation for a!
season, the occupant of the house in j
whose basement the still was found, |
was dead drunk and it required some- j
time to get him in physical shape, j
The seizure was made on Friday night j
April 27th, and the first information)
that we had about it was directly as- j
ter we printed our paper last Thurs
day. The sheriff is to be highly com- j
plimented for his perseverance in thir j
case, and the opportunity is great to
prove to the evil doers in Chatham j
county that the laws must be obeyed.
HONOR HER NEXT SUNDAY.
Next Sunday, May 13th, being the
second Sunday has been established as
“Mothers Day" throughout the Unit
ed States, and on this date every liv
ing child, man and woman should pay
reverence to his or her mother. It is
signifid&nt that if she be living, a
led rose must be worn ami if dead
a white rose.
No person, whether great or wheth
er small, wealthy or ever so humble, j
should pay such devotion and respect j
to their mother that it will forever
make them better men and better wo
men. It is a day set apart for the
opportunity to offer respect and de
votion, and one that will be observed
each year at the same time and it
will continue to be observed as time
Thore is no better index to charac
ter and the worth of any individual
than the attention that is shown to
the old mother, who suffered the tor
tures of the flesh and the agony of
soul to bring forth the infant and rear
it into manhood or w r omanhood. He
or she who neglects or forsakes the
mother is worse than an infidel, shows
the basest ingratitude and is meaner
than the vilest reptile that ever men
aced the face of the earth.
No mother can be termed as mean
oi§ ttuwoxv&y. Lo iUfc.wVer s.-i— * ***'-
| position, the temperament or the con
ditions in life, the very fact that re
verses or hardships may have surfac
ed the inner love, all the more should
the kindest attention and reverence be
paid to the one that risked her life
that ours might be given.
If she is with you, boys, go to her
on that day and lay your arm around
her shoulders and tell her, as you
1 gaze into her devoted eyes, that you
! love her and the world would be a
blank without her, and if she has pass
ed into the joys of Heaven, go to her
last resting place and put on her
grave a flower and shed tears on the
earth that covers her body as a re
ward to her sacrifices that she made
'for you and the privations she suffer
ed that you might get a measure more
out of life than was her portion.
If you are many miles away from
that dear old woman’s grave and can
not reach it on this particular day;
i go as soon as you can, while you
i are waiting closet yourselPfor a time
at least and tell God that you thank
Him from the bottom of your heart
; that He gave you such a noble woman
for your mother and that her influence
shall be the crowning glory of your
Honor to the Mothers of North Car
olina next Sunday and with one accord
let’s make it a day in history.
Scientists now claim that it will be
only a short time before thunderbolts
will be controlled by men. Never
touched me, as we don’t believe it.
Over in Turkey, under a new law, if
a man takes a drank of alcoholic bev
erages he is given 30 lashes. Welf
we don’t like Turkey, not going to
Turkey nor are we going to take s
drink in Turkey.
“We have some good women in
Pittsboro,” remaiked a gentleman the
ether day, “and some good men too
as well. There have been several
in this section that I know of
where women came to the front and
did their work of mercy without ex
pecting any thanks. A case in point:
Several years ago a school boy hurt
his leg. Gangrene set in anil the boy
; was about to die because his parents
were unable to bear the hospital ex
pense of having the boy treated. A
Massachusetts lady saw the boy, had
him sent to a hospital and paid all
. expenses. . The boy got well and to
day is a machine operator in a print
Another case: Last week the ade
noid clinic nurses and doctor were
here to treat children under 12, free
if necessary. A girl of 16 was in bad
shape with tonsils. She was kept
from school but she was too old to be
treated unless paid for, but her par
ents were unable financially to do so.
j And here’s where the angel woman
got in her work. She got busy and
before she stopped she had touched
the tender spot in Dr. Wright’s heart
and this worthy surgeon promised to
i operate on the girl at any time with
out cost to her parents if she was sent
to his hospital in Raleigh. Is there a
man here in this section that would
have taken the trouble to have done
“Another war is predicted in Eu
rope within the next 10 years by a
speaker at a convention in Richmond
i last week,” remarked an ex-soldier
Monday. “Now they can start a>
many wars as they want to in Eu
rope on anywhere else, and as war is
j hell I have had all the hell I want,
i I know when I get enough.” The
! young man is not by himself.
'‘lsn’t Pittsboro getting biggity,”
i said a pretty young damsel to her
| friend on Hillsboro street yesterday.
[ “Look yonder. Here comes its latest
t wrinkle—a jitney from here to Dur
-1 ham,. Isn’t that something to talk
! about ? Just think. It was only a
i few weeks ago, it seems, that the
| town had the muddiest streets, the
j darkest nights, the slowest people,
■ the fewest stores and the fewest
I things to purchase from these store:-
, If a farmer came to town with a bush
, el of sweet potatoes, he glutted the
market. We had fresh meat only now
and then and it was surprising to see
! more than two or three people on the
j streets at one time. Things are
changing fast. We get fresh bread
here every day from either Siler City,
Sanford, Durham or Raleigh, and pay
the same price for it that is charged
in these cities. More people, more
cars and fewer horses are seen today
than ever known before. People are
getting the quick step on them. lam
certainly proud of my old home town.
The only thing that worries me is that
there are so few 7 good looking young
men. But I just love the old place
and its people."
“Yes,” remarked Col. Bland to a
1 friend, “There is plenty of money and
plenty of work, and everything is
hustling, but there seems to b a few of
the population that never did work
, and never will unless the vagrant law
takes hold of them.”
' Don’t Always Blame Hens When Eggs
' Are Scarce.
P.ats may be getting them—U. S.
Government Bulletins prove they know
how 7 to get them. Break a cake of
RAT-SNAP into small pieces and
place where rats travel. If there,
RAT-SNAP wil lget them —positively.
Three sizes, 25c, 50c, SI.OO. Sold and
guaranteed by W. L. London and Son,
Chatham Hardware, and Pilkington
Ph arm acy.
We grind your corn or sell
you meal. Beard Bros.
o — o — o — o — o o O — O —— O
o WISE AND OTHERWISE o
O Some Our’n —Some Their’n * o
o—o —o —o —c o —o —o —o —t
Distance doesn’t lend enchantment
to the view of a silver dolar.
Every man may have his price but
how about the market for some men.
Every man on earth would take to
the tall grass if women were mind
You will never obtain peace of mind
from folks who give you a piece oi
Wouldn’t it be nice to be able to gel
a divorce from the mother-in-law w ith
out severing other domestic relations.
Gentlemen only ride to hounds in
England. That’s better than going- to
It’s not money but the life that a
community provides is its real worth.
One man’s fad may be another’s
A jury can be sorely tried at a
You can’t be cooled off on a hot day
by a chilly reception.
A great man makes less noise than
a small one.
If it is necessary at all, criticize
vour boss inwardly.
A lot of silly remarks can be heard
if one talks to himself.
The world is just as sane as ever;
it is the inhabitants that are silly.
SUBSCRIBE FOR HOME PAPER.
Tri-State Tobacco Grower.
Every member of the Tobacco
Growlers Cooperative Association
should he a subscriber to his home
newspaper. There is no person more
interested in the welfare of the farm
er or more likely to do everything
possible to enhance that welfare than
the editor of your county paper.
The Tri-State Tobacco Grower will
tell you each month what is going on
in the Tobacco Growlers Cooperative
Association. Your county paper, how
ever, will tell you every w-eek what
is going on in the county and in the
country, and you ought to know that.
Generally, the information the farm
er obtains from his local paper in a
w-eek is worth the cost for the whole
Subscribe for your county paper and
keep your subscription paid up. You
owe that much to your local civic
pride, and you certainly ow-e it to
your county editors, who have been
your best friends.
ABOUT THE NOVELTY AD.
Great interest w-as manifested in
the Novelty Advertisement in The
Record last w-eek, containing the red
bull’s eye and which was printed with
out a signature. Dozens of people
came into our office for information
but left without undertaking a guess.
There weie, however, forty-four
that believed they knew w-ho it wa
and submitted answers. It was a great
stunt and caused everyone to read ev
ery ad in the paper and undertake tc i
decipher the name of the owner of the
It is angular to state that the only
correct guess, wrx the first one receiv
d, that of an advertiser himself, Mr.
Cecil Lindley. His answer w-as sub
mitted short V ate? the paper was
printed and it was correct.
Following this answers came in up
to Tuesday and all the rest were
wrong. Among the many answers re
ceived were that the ad was that o y !
Lee Hardware Co., Sanford, W. L |
London Son, Pittsboro, Caroline !
Light & Pow-er Co., Lee Furniture
Co., Sanford, J. J.-Johnson & Son.!
Pittsboro, Citizen:. Bank & Trust Cc..
Siler City, W. F. Chears, Sanford
and the CARTER FURNITUPE CO.,
The Carter Furniture Co., was the
“Birds of a feather” not only flock
f ogether but they are more profUabk
i,han mixed breeds. Get rid of the
mongrel fowl and use only pure bred?
This is suggested by the farm :::te
don w-orkers of another state. The
same is true in North Carolina.
1 aril goirg to tell you a story today
Os a little girl named Annie Mae;
She is rather little but he’s right tail
i'his fellow o r hers of whom she
To see them together you’d never
They had been going together since
she was sixteen.
But this is a fact I’m telling you,
He comes every Sunday, honest and
Every Sunday just about three,
He drives up under the old oak tree.
Here comes Annie Mae running to
Just as if he’d never come before.
It’s “good evening,” and “won’t you
“I’ve been looking for you since hall
In he comes, so stately and vain,
Now have I forgotten to tell you hi;
Beg your pardon, I’ll begin again,
But what’s the use, you all know it i
Ben. _ ... ,
We can all guess what the end will b<
, So don’t try to prove anymore by me
. I’ll tell you, tho’, if you won’t breath*
l a word
, Os all the things that you have heard
i We’re expecting a wedding and tha
• Perhaps about the middle of June.
You ask me how I came to know,
She told me, so I think it’s so.
| I m sorry that it has been so arrang
F ° r 3i\ e T 1 S v e her again her nam<
will be changed.
ONhJ MOORE FRIEND.
ORGANIZATION OF CO-OPS.
| Chatham county organization of the !
N. C. Cotton Growers Co-Upeiauve
Association, minutes of meeting Oi
May the 2nd, held the county court j
house at Pittsboro.
The meeting was called to order by !
County Chairman W. F. Beaid. Mtv‘
B. T.Lippard, district field director,
was then called upon for an address j
and a discussion of the business which
should come before the members. Mr..
Leppard gave a sketch of what the .
association had accomplished, from a
business standpoint this year; prov- |
eel the economic need of such a com- j
modity organization among the farm
ers in selling cotton, by a discussion
of the development of agriculture a;.el
agricultures place in our economic
system; and then stressed the import- :
ance of local organization among the
members as a means of contact be
tween the members anel their central
organization and as a means of carry
ing on to perfection the system of
co-operative marketing. Mr. Leppard
insists that this is the members bu
siness, and that the members should :
see after their business through loc
al organization. j
A motion was made and carried that
the present county officers be re-elect
ed. These officers are YV. F. Beard,
county chairman, and W. F. Bland,
county secretary, both men of Pitts
The county organization was next;
brought nearer perfection by the elec- ;
tion of an executive committee and j
an advisory committee. The execu
tive committee elected is as follows:
R. L. Ward, Riggsbee;.H. C. Clegg,
Moncure, route 2; R. L. Sturdivant,}
New Hill, route 2. ,
The advisory committee elected is '
Cape Fear tow-nship: J. T. O’Con-,
nell, Truth; A. F. Harrington, Cor- j
Hickory Mountain township: Jake T. j
Johnson, Kimbolton; N. J. Dark, Sil- j
Baldwin tow-nship: W. S. Norw-ood, I
Bynum; A. T. Ward, Bynum.
Center township: C. D. Burns, Mon- \
cure, route 2; W. Z. Crews, Pittsboro. i
Williams tow-nship: Kemp Co’e, |
Riggsbee; J. Bunn Fearrington, Riggs
Gulf tow-nship: F. R. Dark, Golds
ton, M. J. Jordan, Gulf.
Hadley’s tow-nship: Zeb Dark, 'Ros
coe: H. J. Straughan, Siler City.
New- Hope township: C. D. Moore.
Pittsboro; E. Frank Baldw-in, Apex,
Matthews tow-nship: R. W. Dark,
Siler City; June Dark, Siler City.
Bear Creek township: Chas. Ellis,
Siler City, route 3.
These committees will receive a let
ter confirming their election and in
structions concerning their duties
from the county chairman. These men 1
have been honored by their
to their respective positions, and they |
also have had specific duties and re- |
sponsibilities placed in their hands j
by being so elected. The ultimate and |
degree of success of the association i
depends upon how well these men car- j
ry on: however, the members, about!
forty in number, realized the import
ance of these tw-o committees’ work
and clearly signified their confidence
in the above named men by electing
them to such positions..
“Man Stole Gun” but is Not Guilty.
Rontotoc, Miss., May 5.—A jury is
circuit court here recently returned
the following verdict in the case of a
man charged with stealing a gun:
“We, the jury, find the man who i
I stole the gun not guiltv.”
required by the act of Congress Au
gust 24, 1912, of the Chatham Record
published weekly at Pittsboro, N. C.
April 1, 1923.
Before me, G. R. Pilkington, notary
public, personally appeared Colin G. *
Shaw, who having been duly sworn
of ownership and management
according to law, deposes and say;
J that he is the publisher, editor, busi
j ness manager and owner of the Chat-
I ham Record, and that Chas A. Browr
is the Managing editor, published at
! Pittsboro, N, C,
COLIN G. SHAW.
Sworn to and inscribed before me
this 7th dayof May, 1923.
G. R. PILKINGTON, N. P.
j Williams-Btlk Company j
I Silk Specials
m Forty inch All Silk Canton Crepe of High quality in Brown, Carmel, Navy, Gray and |
M Black—a $3.50 Value. Our Special for $2.98 per yard. |
W Forty inch all Silk Crepe-de-Chine in both staple and high shades. Special for $1.48. j!
* U Thirty-six inch good quality Taffeta in Black, Gray and Navy per yard $1.50.
‘ New Neckwear I
New arrivals in collar and cuff sets of Embroideried Linens, Organdies, etc and lace col- |
lars priced 25c, 50c and SI.OO . (
New Collaring priced 75c and SI.OO per yard. |
New Belts and Girdles priced 25c, 50c, 59c.
Peter Pan Ginghams j
A Gingham of Known Quality, absolutelyfast colors, improves with laundering, here I
in a large range of women's patterns priced 65c per yard.
Solid colors 36 inches wide, priced 59c per yard.
| WILLIAMS-BELK COMPANY
< 1 SANFORD, N. C. 1
Moncure, Rt. 2, May 7.—Miss Le
lia. Burrs spent last week with her
sister, Mrs. Aubrey Goldston, at White
| Miss Lizzie M. Clegg has returned!
* from a visit to her sister, Mrs. W. C. j
j Miss Dora Gunter, of Durham, is:
visiting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. A.;
B. Gunter. _ j
Miss Myrtle Perry, of Raleigh, is;
1 spending this w-eek with her parents,'
Mr. and Mrs. B. A. Perry.
! Misses Cornelia and Mary Harvey!
! Love, of Wilson, are spending the*
summer with their grandparents, Mr.:
and Mrs. H. C. Clegg and other rela- j
tives. • i
j J. R. Knight and Miss Mildred Al-,
len, of Raleigh, Mr. and Mrs. W. B. i
Knight a d son, of Lockville, M-ss
Frizelle Knight, of Pittsboro and
Misses Cornelia and Mary Harvey
Love, of Wilson, spent the week-end
J No Time For Delay |j
jjjjj Now is the time to get your feedstuff —Hay, Grain, jj?
j! jj Sweet Feed, Oats, Chicken Feed, Meal, Flour and Lard. In Ij \
ij jl fact about anything you might want for the farm and for jj j
' jj![ the home. We have just placed several car loads of fe.ed j!|
!jj ] j in all its requirements and it is here for you and your !| j
l ij jj friends. Then, too, we are selling it at the low price. We ij \
Ij; j! have put this stuff on the market to sell at a short profit jj \
!j| ij and it will be to your advantage to buy without delay.
jj; jj When it comes to the grocery line, we have all the es- jj j
j 1111 sentials in heavy groceries, meat, lard, coffee, sugar and jj j
jj! jj vegetables and country produce too, which we buy and j! j
ij sell. The price on all these staple articles are leaders and ij!
j; j! no one undersells us. Call and see our goods and get the ij j
jj ij prices. j! j
j! ;j Thanking one and all for the generous patronage al- jj j
ij jj ready given us, we are i[!
jj \ Yours for Bigger Business, ij I
| Connell & Farrell, j
j|j | Price Leaders Pittsboro, N. C. jj I
Raleigh’s Leading Clothier’s
Spring & Summer Clothing
New Goods. Prices
Lower Than Ever
Latest Styles— Gents’ and Boys’ Furnishings.
We especially invite Chatham Folks to make our Store
Headquarters while in Raleigh whether you buy or not.
1 • ■
in the home of Mr. and Mrs r t
Mr. Jack Harris, who has for some
time been w-brking in Lumber Bridge
has returned to this community. 8 ’
Messrs. Henry May, Henrv Bynum
! and Jas. May, of Pittsboro, spent* Sun
■ day evening with Mr. F. L. May, who
[is confined to his bed on account of
Several children of this community
j attended the clinic at Pittsboro ] a q
, week. All that had their tonsils and
adenoids removed are recovering niee
| ly. This has been a great help to the
; children of our county,
i Quite a few from this community
' attended the services at Mays Chape]
i Sunday. All reported a very e ioy
! able day, especially did they enjoy
the splendid music rendered.*
! Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Knight, of San
ford, took dinner in the home of C.
J. Knight Friday.
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