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Established in 1878 by H. A. London.
Entered at Pittsboro, N.C., as Secono
Class mail matter by act of Congress.
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Colin G. Shaw, Owner and Editor.
Chap. A. Brown, Associate Editor.
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THURSDAY, OCTOBER 18, 1923.
IX—for TODAY— I
1 Bible Thonghts memorized, wili prove • |
priceless heritage in after years.
Surely he shall deliver thee from
the snare of the fowler, and from the
noisome pestilence.—Psalm 91:3.
POLITICS ON THE RAMPAGE.
Politics in North Carolina and more
especially in Chatham county, seems
to be on the rampage. Things have
become so desperate that it is carried
out to the letter in the several voca
tions of the folks in general. Demo
crats want a democratic doctor and
they want democratic lawyers, they
want their teamsters, chauffeurs, their
hirlings in any capacity to hew strict
ly to the line and have “no other.”
So long as conditions exist as they
are today Chatham county or any oth
er county will progress. There is not
the same degree of cooperation as
there otherwise would be and good,
true men are being driven from the
party ranks by the methods that are
employed. Everyone knows that the
editor of this paper is a Democrat, but
we have made every effort to play
fair in running an independent paper.
We appreciate the fact that there is t
some very able men in the Republican.
party, even in Chatham county. Men 1
who are sincere, of good common |
sense and who have friends that will
resent unfair things, and it does seem
that those in power could get aw r ay
from the old stereotype “now is the
time for all good men to come to the
aid o* the pariv.”
There has been some rough criti
cism of this paper by those who would
“hew to the line” because we pub
lished the letter in regard to the en
gagement of A. W. McLean speaking
at the Chatham County Fair. We
want to repeat thaL-ip-have Mr. Mc-
Lean there is an unwise move. It will
certainly not do the Fair any good,
it will not further the interests oi the
Democratic party and it will not have
influence to coordinate the very best
feelings in the county among Chat
ham’s good citizens, both Democrats
It so happens that the stockholders
of the Fair are pretty well divided,
if anything more Republicans are at
the helm with their money than any
one else and we fail to see the advisa
bility of having a prospective candi
date for governor op the Democratic
ticket to' make a speech’ at 'our local
This article is written on Friday be
fore Fair week. As to whether Mr.
McLean will fall for the “disclaim” or
not we do not know. We do know that
it will be suicidal for himself and to
the Fair in Chatham county.
The Republicans are not asleep and
they will awaken more acutely than
ever. They realize that everything
in this world changes except justice.
Once the world was a flaming mass
of liquid fire. It was once destroyed
by a flood. At last it became what we
call solid, little by little, until now, ac
cording to calculations of scientists, it
is as “rigid as steel.”
Remember, folks, J > t the once ter
rible dodo bird with wings, but not
able to fly and with brain but not able
to think, had to go. Time changes,
men change but priciples never! The
monach of today, both harmless and
useless vn'll ahve to go the way of
the dodo bird. ' -
CHATHAM FAIR PULLS BONER
There are conflicting reports as to
whether Angus Wilton McLean will
make an address at the Chatham
The first statement was that he hsd
accepted an invitation. Then officials
of the fair were said to have written
Mr. McLean a letter telling him that
the invitation had been extended with
out their knowledge or consent and
that they could find no place for him
on their program. Now comes word
that a place has been found.
Another splendid argument for dis
pensi g with speeches at air. There
can be no excuse for the embarrass
ment caused a decent citizen by rais
ing the question in the newspapers
of whether his presence is desirable
at the community’s big occasion. The
Chatham Record, which had to go to
press before the returns were all in,
approves editorially the decision of
the unfair fair officials and gives it
as its opinion that no candidate should
be allowed to appear on the program.
We suppose everything that hap
pens to a candidate in North Carolina
is news; but this whole incident would
never have reached the public if Chat
ham had had the proper sort of dis
The worst feature of it is that Mr.
McLean, to avoid the appearance of
evil humor, will be virtually compelled
to attend the fair.
If he has any trouble with prepar
ing a speech, we’d like to contribute
a paragraph. It wouldn’t contain any
remarks that would make votes for
Mr. McLean, perhaps, but it might
help to ease his feelings.
The Little Samaritan Knows.
As Chatham County is the home of
stout Old Guarder Walter Siler, it
should be right difficult to establish
the suspicion that anv J. W. Bailey
man recalled the McLean invitation
to speak to a county fair. ,
North Carolina is to have four state
fisheries. They will cost the state j
$200,000. But see what they will do
for the state —bring in millions and 1
millions of money. They remind us ,
of Gump’s hair brush factory. He had
SIOO,OOO to start with but in paying
for the plans and building the factory
1 it cost over $200,000. Where is the
money to come from to pay off the la
borers. Politicians are building the j
fish hatcheries and politicians, and not
the people, will get the benefit of
. i r. —' .Q— ■ M
People are getting tired of paying
subscriptions. Every time a certain
class of citizens, clubs or churches
want to raise a lot of money they
start a campaign to beg and worry
the people until they get several thou
sand dollars. By the time o.;e cam
paign ends some other organization
starts another one. Raleigh just fin
ished a campaign for $70,000 for the
Y. W. C. A. A campaign for SIO,OOO
was recently had in the same city for
the Salvation Army, and we notice
that some man is calling on the peopie
for $2,500,000 more after they have
given the cause he is working for $lB
- There are too many cam
paigns and too much begging going
THE CHATHAM AFFAIR.
Tom Bost in Greensboro News.
Chatham county’s Fair with its po
litical exhibits as described by Ernest
Hunter in this mornings Daily News
almost takes Raleigh s eyes off its
me recalling of an invitation to A.
W. McLean to speak at the Fair was
much more mysterious than a Robe- „
son county slight to J. W. Bailey. It
did not take long to find out the trou
ble there. A school principal, accoid
ir.g to news brought to Raleigh, had
lost out. He was not going back for
the next year. He doubtless did not like
the place and for commencement or
ator he chose Mr. Bailey. Members of
the school board who had not re-elect
ed the teacher, resented the invitation
and made him take it back. The thing
got in the papers.
The Ku Klux got the credit for the
stunt and Mr. Bailey reaped a slight
[ advantage from that. But the Kluck
i ers did not recive the Bailey kick more
I than once bestowed upon them, until
after the Parkton episode. The Mc-
Lean members of the school board
were credited with a spirit of intoler
ance unwilling to hear the opposition
to their candidate. But the real truth
as it comes from the teacher who ex
ecuted the deal was that he knew he
had not been elected and he was de
termined to put the board in a hole.
The Robeson candidate was much -
worse hurt than the board members 2
who handled the affair just about as |[
bunglesomely as the teacher guessed |[
they would. ;>
out everybody in Chatham seems <!
to be denying the politics of' it and
the sleuthing of Mr. Hunter is made ![
' all the more difficult. Naturally an in- ij
vitation from Walter Siler’s county ]>
to Mr. Siler’s candidate for governor j!
would arouse the suspicion of Mr. <
Siler’s enemies, of whom he has plenty !
and to spare. Mr. Siler belongs to an !
order of politics that invites much. J
Invites men to become candidates for j
office and invites others who would ;
like to be, not to be. Such invitations <
have been much extended in this year I
and they will be good for all of next. !
There was a suspicion here that a |
member of the old guard did this trick J
to make it appear that some sympa- ;
thizer of Mr. Bailey had done it, but j
Mr. Hunter has nailed that bad guess. !
The region in which he is operating !
is distinctly in anti-old guard realms. 4
But the Siler opposition, if it has done ;
this trick hasn’t helped. The former
I solicitor just thrives on boneheads of
this character. In the language of the !
county chairman whose candidate was 1
in a rage about a campaign canard. J
“I knowed it would help you when I ;
written it.” <
DOINGS AT ROSCOE.
Roscoe, Oct. 15.—We enjoy the Rec
ord so much. u
Despite the numerous visiting we '
had a good attendance at Sunday !
school. We now have a new rule—if J
one misses Sunday school four Sun- J
days, they are counted “out.” So let’s ;
hustle up and don’t miss. Be oa time, 1
10 o’clock strictly.
Mr. J. B. Thompson is suffering wi;h !
Visitors in the home of Mr. and \
Mrs* A. P. Dark Saturday night were 1
Mrs. Dark’s brother, Mr. ben Yvil
lams, and . Mr. and Mrs. Johnson '
O’Daniel, a sister of Mrs. Dark.
Mr. and Mrs. Z. L. Dark and chil- 1
dren were callers at Mrs. Vida Mc-
Bane’s Sunday afternoon. She is Mrs.
Mrs. Willie Lutterloh is sick. We
hope for her early recovery.
Mr. N. R. Cole has a new car, and
it is not a Ford. He is thinking of
moving to Washington, D. C.
Sunday guests of Mr. and Mrs. A.
P. Dark were Mr. and Mrs. W. E.
Dark and litytle Maxine, of Ox-ord.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Durham, Mr. a d
Mrs. N. R. Cole and children, Reid,
and Ollie, Ben Williams and Mr. and
Mrs. Johnson O’Daniel.
Mr. Ward Perry and Miss Fuquay
: were married last Thursday. We wish
them much happiness through life.
Let’s all go to the Fair this week,
1 either to Siler City or Raleigh.
| BROWNS CHAPEL NEWS.
Pittsboro, Rt. 2, Oct. 15.—-Miss Le
■ lia Mann, Miss Ada Roundtree and
Mr. Luther Straughan were visitors
■ at Mr. J. T. Mann’s Sunday.
Mr. Lonnie Durham had the misfor-
I tune to break his arm Sunday, while
trying to crank his Ford.
Miss Ethel Lindsay spent Sunday at
Mr. J. J. Thomas went to Siler City
Saturdav and purchased a Ford.
The Brown’s Chapel school will be
gin on Monday, the 22nd. Miss Nell
Riggsbee will be the teacher.
Mr. J. J. Thomas and family spent
Sunday in Orange county visiting rel
County Agent W. Kerr Scott, of,
Alamance county, reports that 175
cotton farmers recently joined the Co
i operative Cotton Association.
Sanitary Concrete j i
on the Dairy Farm | i
Concrete is the dairy farmer’s most desirable building material. Barn I <
floors and foundations, milk houses, cooling tanks and other necessary S i
equipment of verminproof, easily-cleaned Concrete invite confidence B !
and bring buyers. They are next to good stock as a dairy farm attract- i <
ion. Their cost is small when the many advantages of Concrete are H \
I J* ir *y considered. Their upkeep cost is practically nothing because H <
Concrete never rots, rusts, burns or needs expensive repairs. It is as » «
everlasting as solid stone. -Ej «
Before you make any improvement on your place find out how K \
economically it can be done with Concrete. Any Security fli i
m . Cenaent dealer will gladly give you full information and N j
furnish Free Blue Prints showing how to build best at @ <
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o Freeze jjj
Watering troughs have to be lU
storage tanks are liable to Off '
CEE AIR POWER WATER
a freeze. There is no water CPP ,
ping is carefully put be- AJ '
Iy the benefits of a water j
he blizzards come. iJT
J. M. COUNCILMAN
DEALER, BONLEE, N. C. j
\ To Chatham Folks jj
We want all of our Chatham County friends and custom
; ers to visit our great big busy store when in Sanford. j| j
| Our new Fall and Holiday goods are coming in and our jj j
shelves, and cases are full of new goods. !j *
| When thinking of what to give for a Christmas present
j just think of Chears at Sanford, N. C., who has been sell- j! :
ing the above in this section for nineteen years. 1; :
W. F. CHEARS, Inc.,
| SANFORD, NORTH CAROLINA.
j IT IS WHAT WE SAY IT IS. ij j
I; —AND MAKE YOURSELF AT HOME IN OUR STORE j!
| AND LOOK OVER OUR BIG LINE OF LADIES’ COAT
I SUITS AND DRESSES. ALSO SEE OUR WONDER
FUL LINE OF DRESS MATERIALS. j; ;
—A WELCOME AWAITS YOU AT ij
ij Woody Bros. Quality Shop ij
j! E. D. Woody, Manager jj
j SILER CITY, NORTH CAROLINA. ij
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Ij Try Planters Warehouse j
Sanford, N. C.
jj with your next load of tobacco. All tobaccos of character j|
i| are selling well with us. We have a splendid representa- jj
jj iton of buyers with us this season and every pile brings j!
jj its full value on our floor. jj
ij Bring us your next load and we are sure we can please
j! you. . jj
j| Yours for service and the high Dollar, I;
| Planters Warehouse |
i; GUS WOMBLE, Prop., SANFORD, N. C. ii
I Star Brand j
I Shoes j
1 are BETTER. We have
I them for all the family. |
I New line of Sweaters, j
I and Schloss Bros. Cloth- j
I ing. See us for anything j
I you may need. Our pri- |
I ces are right. ;
1 J. J. JOHNSON & SON,
1 Square Deal Merchants PITTSBORO, N. C. ;
(Colors Black, Gray, and all shades of Brown leathers,
Suedes and the Glazed Leathers.
Call in and see what pretty, good Styles we can show
;; you from $5.00 to $19.00.
;; We feature Craddock-Terry and—
;j WALK-OVER SHOES
It Widths AAA to EEE. If you are hard to fit call on us.
STROUD & HUBBARD
THE SHOE AND HOSIERY STORE.
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Oversize Fertilizers j
I WHY THE NAME ? j
I Oversize~®*'y^ lit ” 0 j
I food is allowed in j
II their making j
I Because they carry I
uversize- tobacco dust as [
j a filler. j
j r* Because none of the i
| VVCISWC NICOTINE is remov- j
1 1 ed from the tobacco j
Ij OT/Pfci va Beceuse they make ;
Ij VVCI crops ;
Ij For Grain Crops They Are Best j
| Prices Are Right. If Your Dealer Does j
j Not Handle Them Write Us or j
Better Come to See Us
LEE COUNTY COIIOILCO j
Sanford, N. C.