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Established in 1878 by H. A. London.
Entered at Pittsboro, N.C., as Second
Class mail matter by act of Congress.
Six Months, * ”
Colin G. Shaw, Owner and Editor.
Chas. A. Brown, Associate Editor.
Advertising: 25c. 30c. and 35c. net.
THURSDAY, JUNE 21, 1923.
THE FOURTH OF JULY.
On another page in this paper will
be found a page advertisement by the
citizens of Siler City, announcing a
celebration in that town on July 4th.
It behooves every citizen of Chatham
county to go to Siler City on that date
and help them celebrate.
Not only has there been a splendid
program of entertainment prepared
for those who attend, but it is a most
excellent opportunity for the farm
ers and citizenship to get together and
exchange! ideas and learn of the con
through almost every section of the
county. , - . ,
The editor has recently traveled
through almost evry section of the
county and has found crops and con
ditions in the very best of shape. In
some sections certain farming meth
ods have been used that are entirely
different from those used in other sec
tions By meeting together and trad
ing ideas every township in the coun
ty can profit by the experiences of
farmers in other townships.
One of the things that we have spe
cially noticed and that is the. use of
tractors. Almost every section has
power machine of some kind to do
the plowing, sawing lumber and wood,
breaking the clods and doing the gen
eral heavy work on the farms. They
are becoming very popular and the
agents in Chatham are selling them
about as fast as they can be purchas
ed. This is another sign of progress
and those attending the celebration
could get ample information from
those who are using them if they con
template a purchase.
Go to Siler City on the Fourth and
meet your friends. The entertainment
is being furnished by the business
men of the town and they are anxi
ous for you to be their guests.
, WANT TO TAKE OUR ROAD*
The News and Observer of Sunday,
June 17, had a long article in which it
was stated that Apex, Moncure, Vass,
Cameron, Southern Pines and Rock
ingham were aligning themselves to
storm the Highway Commission in Ra
leigh next Friday to get an approval
on the hard surfacing of project No.
50, passing through those towns,
ahead of project No. 75, passing thru
Durham, Chapel Hill, Pittsboro and
Just a little too late folks, the ap
proval has already been made, signed,
sealed and delivered that Pittsboro is
to have the hard surface first. We
don’t want to appear selfish, but any
one with a grain of sense knows that
No. 75 through Pittsboro is the most
important road to be hard surfaced at
this particular time. We admire the
nerve of the contending brethren nev
IT’S WORTH A LOT TO US.
We began our forty-sixth year last
week with sixteen pages ot good,
newsy Chatham county reading, and
we have been highly complimented
by scores of people on the excellency
of the paper. It is worth a lot to us
to have such fine acknowledgement
As we stated in that paper, we pledge
our best efforts in publishing a paper
in Chatham county. We expect to
publish it for the benefit of the entire
county as near as possible, showing
no partiality to any section and we
hope to succeed. By the continued as
sistance of our splendid correspond
ents we will be able to do so.
The value of a good, newsy paper
to a county can be estimated in dol
lars and cents and The Record will
yet advertise Chatham county in a
manner that will be recognized by ev
eryone. During the week we had a
letter from Virginia and one from
•TSxaS, telling us to send a sample
copy of the paper that they had heard
so much about Pittsboro and the pa
per they wanted to see it. One of our
editorials in regard to the splendid
farming conditions and the prosper
ity of Chatham county farmers was
reprinted in dozens of papers and has
caused quite a lot of comment.
The merchants and business men
that are patronizing this paper, make
it possible for us to advertise the
town and the county. It means that
aside from getting results from their
space, they are making a future for
the county possible. Therefore it is
the duty of every citizen to patronize
them when they need goods. The
reason is plain.
We trust that every reader of this
paper, numbering more than 6,000,
counting three to the paper, read the
article last week, “What is Your Mon
ey Worth,” printed on page one of the
Read the ads every week, there h
a message in them especially for you
Florida has gone into the drastic
law making business. In that State i:
a bootlegger or moonshiner breaks the
prohibition law a sentence compara
tively light is meted out for the firs
offense, that is, a fine of $25 and no
more than SSOO, or imprisonmen
from 30 days to six months. The sec
ond offense is pretty tough. Thi
calls for a fine of not less than SI,OO
nor more than $5,000 and imprison
ment in the State penitenitary of nc
more than three years.
Father is coming into his own. Th
third Sunday in June, which was la:
Sunday, was set apart as father’s da
but none of the fathers around hei
BUILD A HOME NOW!
Laying Hard Surface.
On Monday of last week the Atlan
tic Bitulithic Company commenced
putting down asphalt on the Raleigh-
Charlotte Highway about 200 yards
west of Persimmon creek, near the
home of Mr. Spence Kelly and have
been working in this direction. They
have about finished the link to where
the hard surface was put down about
||oo yards this side of
creek. Grading and base work is how
being pushed from Mr. John Knott’s j
farm towards Tramway. There is I
about two and one half miles to be
graded and based before the road can
be finished. It will probably take all,
summer to complete the job.
“Did you know,” observed a citizen,
“that politeness costs nothing and is of
great benefit ? A gruff sort of a clerk
in a certain store in handing back the
change to the customer, a lady, drop
ped a dime, but the clerk, instead of
looking for the money, deliberately
walked away to the front door and
left the lady to find the dime the best
she could. Os course the lady was
fretted and walked out leaving the
dime unsound and the merchant lost
a customer because of the impoliteness
of his clerk.”
“Last week’s Record had something
to say of the curiosity of women,” said
an observing old gentleman, “Now wo
men have a lot of curiosity, I know,
but men are not so far behind them.
Women like to change things around
in the home. That’s through curios
ity. They want to see how things
will look. Why, at my house I get
up some mornings in one room and
go to bed at night in another. I have
slept in the sitting room and next
night I would sleep in th dining room
and for a few days the dining room
would be in the sitting room. Then
again I would find my bed in the cook
room, the cook room in the dining
room and the dining room in the par
lor. I never know in which room I
am going to sleep at my house. It
may be a good thing to move around
that way, but I am from Missouri and
you have to show me.”
“Well what next. Pittsboro’s streets
have been dug up, pulled up and now r
they are being plowed up. Several
years ago the town went to a big ex
pense of putting down cement cross
ings. The natives were satisfied. Then
along came men with scrapes and -
shovels, horses and dump carts and
covered the crossings with dirt. Lat
er another crowd uncovered them.
Still later highway people came along
and hid the crossings again and they
have been hid ever since. Time and
again top soil has been placed on the
streets until Main street especially
became very respectable. Now comes
a tractor with five or six plows hitch
ed to it and began to plow up the
main thoroughfare. Probably they
will find the last street crossings
again and unearth them. But let ’em
do what they want to with our streets.
Anything is better than the the old
shoe deep mud streets. Maybe we will
have cement streets some day
and danged if they can plow up
ibfflffl Reputation |
ppllpi and Goods I
4 Most goods are sold on their merits and |
I h the repuation of the merchant is always |
I \ at stake. Therefore we always handle |
I only reliable goods that will give satis- |
t faction. When you are in Siler City on |
BSP®!! the Fourth around and let us show I
I \WmS you many bargains that we have in |
I the best of goods. Make our store you |
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| Mm TOD R. EDWARDS, !
| ' The Reliable Jeweler,
I Siler City, N. C. |
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VISIONS OF A STILL.
An Officer G«ts Fooled in Fnding a
Last Saturday Officer H. M. Nich
olson had visions of S2O, a still and
fixtures, an auotmobile and probably ;
one or two booze makers, when he
learned that a still was in operation
somewhere in the woods between
Goldston and Siler City. A boy, who
walking through the woods,
"came Upon an outfit of hoop-pole
, gatherers and seeing a car and some
I smoke coming from a kettle nearby
hastened away and reported the find
to his father.
Mr. Nicholson called upon Baiiey
Stinson and Fred Straughan, who
went to the scene of the still. •On
reaching a short distance from the
still he placed his men in advantage
ous positions, telling them to catch
the men when they ran and he’d get
the car and lock it so it couldn’t be
Imagine their surprise when they
rushed the supposed still and found
a big pot of beans being cooked and
a man standing by to keep the fire
. What the boy saw was the smoke
from a pot and he thought it was a
still and he nearly ran himself tc j
death getting home to report it.
What is that o l saying—“ All is
not gold that glitters”—and all’s not >
liquor stills that have the appearance
of a pot that belongs to men working
in the woods.
SOMEWHAT OF A SPRINTER.
Cooner Rieves Takes Leg Bail But is
Caught by Lacy Johnson.
Cooner Rieves is a sure enough
sprinter. And so is Lacy Johnson.
Cooner has been wanted by Sheriff,
Blair for 10, these many moons and
has been on a continual lookout for
him. But Cooner was also on the look
out for the sheriff up to his capture.
Cooner was wanted for making li
quor, selling liquor and transporting
liquor and probably drinking liquor.
Some time in May a batch of colored
men and a white boy were arrested
near the county home. Cooner was
among them but as he was a sooner
negro, too soon for the officers, he
got away. The officers found out who
he was and they bided their time.
Friday Sheriff Blair and one or two
others, one of the others being Lacy
Johnson, were out in the country, near
the Moses school house and met Coon
er in the road. The sheriff stopped
his car and when Lacy Johnson hit
the ground Cooner was going down
the road many yards away. It was a
straight road for a mile. For a min
ute or so Lacy lost ground a little.
Then he lost his hat and Cooner lost
a shoe. For upwards of half a mile
the two had it, the sheriff enjoying
the race as Mr. Mont Bland would the
run after a fox.
Gradually Cooner weakened and be
fore you could tell it Lacy had him
by the collar and he was brought to
town and given a trial before Squire
John R. Blair who put him under a
SSOO bond for his appearance at court.
We suppose he gave the bond as he
was walking the streets Saturday af
ternoon lugging one of his shoes and
walking in his stocking feet.
j HACKNEY, THE BARBER
Money Shipment by Airplane.
Money in transit is idle money
i While it is being hauled from one citj
!to another it is out of use. Idle mon
ey earns no interest, and this means
loss to the owner.
Federal Reserve banks are discuss
ing the advisability of saving interest
by saving time. They contemplate
shipping currency or gold by airplane
in fire-proof capsules.
The money in transit does not
amount to nearly so much as the sub
stitutes for money which are on the
wing all the time. Checks are money.
Most business is done by check. Strict
ly, however, a check though it is the
same as money, is not money until it
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[Two Wool’s Tire Safe]
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M rVrM rvrffa\ \ 31x4 Tire and Tube, (cord) 27.50
M /I® \ 32x4 Tire and Tube, (cord) 30.00
M nCjfxl /fIH 1 32x4 1-2 Tire and Tube, (cord) 42.50 f
jaUk \ 33x4 Tire and Tube, (cord) 32.50 |j
i \ AUBURN TIRES I
w H 30x3 Tire and Tube, (fabric) 511.50 fj
M \ ■ 30x3 1-2 Tire and Tube, (fabric) 12.50 I
(Ml J)f ¥ H 30x3 1-2 Tire and Tube, (cord) 17.00
r\T ■ 31x4 Tire and Tube, (cord) 25.00 *
m I 32x4 Tire and Tube, (cord) 27.50
luH yf ■ 33x4 Tire and Tube, (cord) * 28.50 f
M ur 3 32x4 1-2 Tire and Tube, (cord) 37.50 |j§
14 jm j i AUBURN GUARANTEED IN WRITING. I
( Will Square Filling Station [j
i What will it be ten years from now? Twenty Will you j
I have attained your goal or will you have dropped by the <
I wayside ? ;
I These are interesting questions and not easy to answer.
I But one thing is certain: Your decision today to stait
I saving and to make it a habit will do more than any othei
one thing to put you on the road to success.
Start now and stick to it. Regularity and compound in
terest will do the rest. The view into the future will be
clear and pleasant.
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i The Farmers Bank
IT. M. BLAND, President J. D. EDWARDS, Cashier
I A. C. RAY, Vice Pres. E. E. WILLIAMS, Asst. Cash.
The very fact that currency or gold
I is in transit signifies that it is need
ed. The reserve banks would obvi
ate loss by expediting shipment to the
institution or locality of the cash that
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Goldsboro Paper Pays High Tribute
to Solicitor Williams.
Referring to the trial of I. T.
Stroud, at the June term of the Su
perior Court for Wayne county, the
Weekly Record pays the following tri
bute to the work of Solicitor Williams:
“Solicitor Clawson Williams in
prosecuting Stroud, made one of the
most eloquent and impassioned ap
peals to the jury for conviction that
we have heard in the court house for
a long time. He was scatv Y
relentless and delved deen •
very passions of his nature f^ 0 the
of burning eloquence and
force to drive home to the • yna *nic
awfulness of Stroud’s C i J Ury %
spectators in the court r0( ?? e '
breathless silence and listed f at h
worthy successor to the brill;?
ter Siler and were glad to riS?
criminals in Wayne and
this district have just cause
the force and power of our ?,,
able Solicitor, Clawson Willi a Jf^»
Printed in This Issue.
On another page there will be f
an advertisement of the .4 &
lege, at Raleigh Read it and if ; ?*'
ested write the Registrar. 1 lnteN