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Ci)e ctjatljam Record
INDEPENDENT IN POLITICS.
.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, OCTOBER 25, 1923.
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|_A BIBLE THOUGHT II
I =FOR TODAY I
For he shall deliver the needy
when he crieth: the poor also, and
him that hath no helper.—Psalm /2:
TIME NOW TO HURDLE.
If there ever was a time for the
democratic party in Chatham county
to begin to assemble its forces on a
winning team, it is now. There has
been entirely too much friction and
bossism in the ranks, and the comomn
folks, as they are generally termed,
have begun to realize that they can
no longer suffer dictation that they
have in the past. The- party needs or
ganization and it ne’eds influence at
the helm that will command respect
and admiration from the voters in
general. It has now come to pass that
it is unalterable suicidel for the
destiny of a candidate to be placed in
the hands of the would-be guards.
There has been so much friction and
“gazing at the glitter” that folks have
become suspicious at every undertak
ing, and there is no excuse for any t
misunderstandings in the complete i
workings of any organization. With i
the proper cooperation, in a decent,
fair ai'd unbiased way success is bound
to come to any undertaking, be it po
litical, religious, social or otherwise.
This matter of lining up a “ring”
or the “organization” politicians to
put a specidc body ofmen over, is
not what it should be and does not
make good government. It can never
account for the best interests of any
party and every voter in Chatham
is hungry for concentration. It must
come about before the real motives of
a legalized primary can assert them
This cannot be construed as a demo
cratic editorial. We are talking now
of all parties, more especially the
democratic party. We are not advo
cating any particular man for any
particular place. The time has come
that good men, that can be trusted
and depended upon to safe-guard
the interests of all the people, must
he selected to fill the several county
offices and determined at a fair and
impartial primary and when selected
and elected they must be given the
undivided support of all the people. It
is the only safe method for splendid
administration and trustworthy ser
vice. It must be whole-hearted and un
animous. This has no reference at
that to any one county officer now. It
simply states action f the future.
It may be that in the coming
weeks The Record will support cer
tain men for county and state offices
In fact, we have in mind men that we
believe will fill all the necessary re
quirements and have qualifications for
the places to which we will recommend
them. The men may be defeated or
they may be elected. We believe they
will at least be nominated; However
it matters not as to this point at this
time. Those who are elected, should
be given the support of every good
citizen and if they fail to come up to
a sufficient standard, then replace
We appreciate the fact that The
Record has a big influence in Chat
ham county. It was fully demonstrat
ed in the last election. The folks h' vc
full confidence in the paper as to its
fairness, and we are giving due delib
eration to all these things in our sum
ming up for the the future.
Just bear in mind, at all times, es
pecially prior to a campaign, that —
I’ve got a man,
I won’t tell you his name.
For my man
And your man
Might be the very same.
DOSE OF MEDICINE NEEDED.
“Regret to have seen our friend
The Chatham Record get all exercised
over Mr. McLean’s projected visit
to the county Fair at Pittsboro. It
meant more to the Fair than it could
possibly have meant to Mr. McLean,
who in all probability was glad to
have' been freed from the necessity of
The foregoing is what the editor of
The Raleigh Times has to say in a
later edition. It was an unpleasant
task, sure enough, Oscar, but local
conditions called for drastic action.
Down here in Cha'.ham we are sick
unto death and the doctor prescribed
a “bitter” dose and somebody had to
administer it to the “child.” The
youngster rebelled and resented the
medicine. Since concrete results have
come from the treatment, we believe
that the disease will have been shaken
off and sooner or later we will have a
strong, well developed institution that
has not been dwarfed in any partic
ular. All will be proud of the splen
did Chatham County Fair.
CHILDREN AND MATCHES
Last week we carried an account of
the horrible ending of two small chil
dren over at Colon, in Lee county. A
good subscriber has called our atten
tion since that time to
Jesuits of permitting small children
to have access to matches. It is true
t oat these children came to a horrible
death simply because they had match
es to play with. It is probable that the
parents, as well as other loved ones,
| did not know that they had matches
in their possession. The point, howev
er, is that children should not be al
lowed to have them.
We should know that matches are
clearly out of reach of children. They
should be made so safe that small
children could not be able to get them.
Then, too, the admonition of parents
in conversation with children should
be directed to the calamity that fol
lows in the wake of matches, kero
sene, lamp oil, benzine, gasoline, and
other dangerous explosives. Hay, fod
der, grass, paper and other inflamable
material should be so impresed upon
the minds of small children that they
would have a horror of associating j
Let’s take a lesson from this trag
edy and observe the children closely,,
protect them at least until they are j
old enough to know beter for them- '
BY SWEAT OF THE BROW.
An old friend of The Record and an
especial friend of the present editor
engaged us in conversation last week
long enough to make a remark that
greatly impressed us. He said that
the general tendency among young
men at this period of time was that
if they secured a college education it,
absolved the hands from all labor
whatsoever and fitted them so that
they could use their heads and “get
That may be true but there is a
wide chasm between knowledge and
wisdom that the sooner the younger
generation would learn about, they
would greatly profit. There are a
few folks who get by easily after get
ting a sheep skin, but the average boy
or girl is just fitted for work that is
before them when they get a diplo
College qualifications are supposed
to better equip one for the manual
endeavor that they may come up
against after they have completed the
course. It is true that a graduate
from college does work with more
ease and comfort, he has the knowl
edge that entitles him to better ad
vantages and a manner in which to
l better perform the tasks that are be
i fore him or her.
1 Only years of constant labor will
| bring the wisdom craved. It cannot
be booked into a head ever sc bril
liant and wisdom in the end is the re
deeming satisfaction of a life well
*;nent and a splendid work accomplish
ed. It is the very foundation of a use
ful life and can be acquired without
knowledge from a representative col
There are in our midst men who
are shrewd, keen of intellect, and have
had college training, but they lack
the wisdom that makes for good citi
zenship, and our young boys and girl;;
should keep in mind that they are at
tending school for the prime motive
to labor and work hard to win, gain
wisdom and not to make it easy to
succeed in work.
Gas keeps tumbling in price. So
does the Ford car.
Mr. Edison says it would ruin a
good man to elect Mr. Ford president
of the United States. Don’t worry,
Mr. Edison, your friend will not be
What’s going to happen? Catholics
in Olean, N. Y., presented a Method
ist minister with a thirty second de
gree Masonic ring. It looks as if the
lion and the lamb were getting closer
The Raleigh papers claim that
there were 50,000 people in the Fair
grounds Thursday, and that all rec
ords were broken. How about the day
when ex-president Roosevelt was in I
Raleigh? The Fair folks then cla’m
ed 80,000 people were on the grounds,
and r early that many more had to be
A new disease has made its apepar
ance in Paris, and the doctors are
puzzled over it. The germ has been
identified as amoeba ot' dysentery. If
you are taken sick and don’t know
what ails you, just tell people you
have amoeba. There’s nothing like
being in style.
Well, and Doing Well.
“There was frost enough to kill
things in many places last week, but
there was not any here to speak of.
IT IS DEPLORABLE INDEED.
The Apex Journal devotes its leading
ediorial last week to the calamity that
befell Will G. Allen at the hards of
an officer at the steering wheel of a
speeding automobile. The point is well
taken, and we thoroughly agree with
our neighbor that it were better to
let a guilty man escape occasionally
than to endanger the life of anyone
who might chance to be on the high
way at the time.
An officer has no more right, moral i
I or legal, to race a car on the high- !
j way, than anyone else and some meth- ;
od must be taken to stop it.
FROM NEAR KIM BOLTON.
Pittsboro, Rt, 2, Oct. 22.—Misses
I Eula and Ola Jo es visited Miss Dora
Clark a few days last week.
I Mr. and Mrs. A. E. Cockman, W.
H. Ferguson and M’ss Vera Burke at
tended the Fair at Raleigh last week.
Miss Bertha Clark and Lew ; s Can
' j roll, of Bonlee high school, spent the
week end with their parents.
1 Mr. John Clark and fanrly and Mi"'® ■
i Eden Clark visited in the home of
i Mr. Waltei Clark Sunday afternoon, i
; Mr. Will Richardson and family a~d
• Miss Bessie Johnson spent the day
■ Sundav with M r . and Mrs. A. L. John- :
son and family.
I Mr. and Mrs. W. H T?
Sunday afternoon with Mr. and Mrs.
A. M. Webster.
Mr. and Mrs. J. M. and
■ Misses D ; xie Lee Woodv Eulalia Clark
. Juanita Webster. Lozell and Julia
■ Garrmbmi visited in the home of Mr.
! v» A . Daffron Su^da^.
Mr.- and Mrs. C. S. Burke visited
; Her na-eu* 3 H' r ~ Mrs. j
i Johnson Sunday afternoon,
O —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 —o - o~ —o —o —o —c
The dollar you pay back is twice
as big as the one you borrow.
Oysters go down easily, but it is
said the price of them is going up.
If you want to keep your friends do
not per—mit them to sign your note.
A successful man is in position to
! value the world’s praise at its true
Hunter got shot in Georgia. It was
a case of loaded dice and not an un
The high silk hat is to be fashion
able again. Wish we were young en
ough to throw rocks.
If some folks had to live their lives
over, they would make a different kind
of fool of themselves.
A doctor says goat’s milk is bet
ter than that of a cow. Let’s make
goats out of our cows.
It is a great deal more pleasant to
preach than to practice. That’s the
reason the minority “practice.”
Don’t Want to Miss Any.
Mr. Joe A. Moody, Rt. 2, Bear
Creek, sends us a remittance of $1.50
for The Record. He is now a paid up
subscriber to February, 1924. end this
remittance sends him up to February,
1925. Mr. Moody says in his letter
that he doesn’t want to miss a single
copy. . . .
A SIDE KICKER.
Nothing To Freeze
Pumps freeze up. Watering troughs have to be nj
ii\ V- tG chopped open. Water storage tanks are liable to Off
1 burst - But a MILWAUKEE AIR POWER WATER M
CT ffcM PWm SYSTEM has nothing to freeze. There is no water CHr
Em gf Jpfl storage tank and the piping is carefully put be- qj
.'§l!' yond the reach of Jack Frost. Jaj
You do not realize fully the benefits of a water xSf
iffy system on the farm till the blizzards come. Ay
3jjjJjgr supplied by
J. M. COUNCILMAN
DEALER, BONLEE, N. C.
i To Chatham Folks !;
We want all of our Chatham County friends and custom
| ers to visit our great big busy store when in Sanford. jj
j Our new Fall and Holiday goods are coming in and our jj
jj shelves and cases are full of new goods.
\\ When thinking of what to give for a Christmas present
; just think of Chears at Sanford, N. C., who has been sell- jj
ing the above in this section for nineteen years. j;
W. F. CHEARS, Inc.,
\ SANFORD, NORTH CAROLINA, jl
\ IT IS WHAT WE SAY IT IS. jl
jj TryPlantersWarehouse f
Sanford, N. C.
jjj with your next load of tobacco. All tobaccos of character j;
ij are selling well w r ith us. We have a splendid representa- j!
ij! iton of buyers with us this season and every pile brings jj
j! its full value on our floor. jj
:jj Bring us your next load and we are sure we can please j;
|<; you. p j|
1 jj Yours for service and the high Dollar,
j Planters Warehouse j
SANFORD, N. C.
HARD BUSINESS SENSE.
Ben F. Durr.
Os all the virtues, Paul appraises
charity as the greatest. The Stand- j
ard Dictionary defines charity, as us
ed here, as "readiness to overlook
faults; benevolence in the widest
sense; Christian love.” We admit
the word covers an awful lot of terri
tory, and that it challenges the very i
best there is in us to put it into prac
tice in one’s daily business Us
ually, it is much easier to act on the |
principle of “an eye for an eye and
a tooth for a tooth.” but, which pays
Leave out of the question, for the
moment, what some of 1 us in moments j
of delusive self-sufficiency may treat
lightly as “Sunday School stuff” ard
let’s test it by the rule of hard busi
ness sense. You have a “scrap” with
a customer, a competitor, an em
ployee; you feel that you have been
treated unjustly and you may be quite
right at that. Probably your first
impulse is to “get even.” Now, if the
other fellow has been guilty of a dis
honorable or unethical act, then in or
der to “get even” you must get down
to his level and swap “an eye for an
eye.” Then you’re “even”—you’re
right down to his level. Now, how do
you feel? What have you got to re
compense you for the wrong done
you? Has it paid?
But if charity is practised, what
then? First, you are placed in an ad
vantageous position, relatively, be
cause the other fellow has by his con
duct placed himself on a lower level
than you. Second, you maintain your
self-respect. Third, you prove your
self the bigger man. And, what is
equally important, you will sis d that
it pays—pays not alone in money, but
in that supreme satisfaction of hav
ing done the decent and right thing.
And you might even get the offending
one to see the error of his way and
thus have two good men grow where
but one grew before.
This isn’t “preachin’ ” —it’s only
good business, for the exercise cff
charity accomplishes far more than
the exercise of force or retaliation.
What a wonderful Association we
would have it every member practis
ed charity in his relations with com
petitor, customer, and employee!
Yes, charity pays. Let’s get that
thought into our system and keep it
Ffu ;d Eun h Keys.
There has been left at the Record
office a bunch of keys, found on t v e
I streets of Pitteboro Owner can get
! same by paying for this ad.
FITTS BIG SALE.
We learn that the first day’s sale at
C. B. Fitts store at Bear Creek, in
his big October sale went over one
thousand dollars. This was good for
the first day and it will continue to
increase. Fitts usually puts on a big
one and folks travel miles to get a
few of the bargains he offers.
There are 200 islands in the Fiji
j F'all Is Mere
I I We have a most complete line of Schloss Brothers t
Clothes, Star Brand Shoes, Dress Goods, in all the latest I
shades and colors. Swan hats for Men and Young Men, f
the best hat made for the money. Linoleum for your I
floors, Pittsburg Paint for your house, Heaters of all |
description, to keep you warm this winter. f
Notions of all kinds, and a good assortment to select t
from. Trunks, Suit Cases, Rain Coats, Sweaters galore. 1
Money saved is money made. Try us and be convinced. 1
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| Square Deal Merchants PITTSBORO, N. C. |
For Sale at your Dealer Made in five grades
ASK FOR THE YELLOW PENCIL WITH THE RED BAND
EAGLE PENCIL COMPANY, NEW YORK
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Vvei OVERSIZE crops |j
I! For Grain Crops They Are Besl j|
j Prices Are Right. If Your Dealer Does j<
j Not Handle Them Write Us or jj
| Better Come to See Us j
A Card of Thanks.
We want to thank each an ,i „
one for their help in every Wav f ’ 6ry
a word of cheer and all in the ’
ness, death and burial of our f»«,
and husband, Eli C. Brewer. hw ’
Mrs. E. C. BREWER
Occasionally, a loud laugher
dickensf° U by as