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The Chatham Record
ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER 19,1878.
IJ4THAM tons hosts
TO THE DURHAM VISITORS
* Get Acquainted” Tour of Bull
City Folk Includes Pittsboro
Siler City and Bynum.
Practically all of the men and many
f t } ie ladies of Pittsboro assembled
° t the court house square Friday af
ternoon to greet the host of Durham
ites who were upon a “get acquainted”
| lour of this section.
f The party of thirty-five cars, bear
jne. mo re than a hundred men and
fair ladies, and including a brass
baml and singers, came to Pittsboro
from Siler City, reaching here a few
minutes after 4 o’clock.
In the absence of Mayor Ray, act
ing mayor Daniel L. Bell was spokes
man for the town and welcomed the
visitors most heartily, saying that it
was not a “get acquainted” visit, but
merely a visit back home of the Dur
hamites, as Chatham accounts Durham
one of its colonies; that even the May
or of that city, Dr. J. M. Manning,
svho headed the delgation, was a Pitts
boro product. And it was notable the
number of former Chatham men one
could find in the group of visitors.
Council representing the Durham Her
ald. and the only newspaper man dis
covered in the group, is a Chathamite,
Mr. Fraiser who introduced Mayor
Manning is another, while the names
of others have gone a-glimmering.
The principal address of the occa
sion most fittingly fell to the lot of
Mayor Manning, who after many years
returns to the scene of his boyhood
days filled with honors and as the of
ficial head of the thriving city of Dur
Dr. Manning recalled the days of
his youth, when he knew not only
“every man and woman of Pittsboro
but every horse and dog.” Looking ov
er the assembled host, he recogniz
ed but very few faces, but he greeted
his hearers as the grandchildren of
those honored men and chaste women
he was a boy knew and esteemed, for
‘no town boasted more noble men or
chaste women than Pittsboro in the
But let the visiting newspaper man
tell the story of the trip in part as
he told it in the Durham Herald Fri
day morning. Says the Herald:
| “In many respects it was one of
the happiest days these bearers of
friendship have ever known. Every
where they were greeted warmly
and the pressure of the handshakes
reflected the feeling of the heart.
Hundreds of people turned out in
the towns where stops were maae
and the cordiality of the welcome
extended was too sincere to be missed.
Merchandising played no part m
the day’s program. This was promised
in the bginning and there was no vi
olation of confidence. The cars were
not bannered nor handbills distributed
in any towns visited. It was purely a
get acquainted trip and its object was
The day’s speakers included Dr.
John M. Manning, mayor of the city;
Elmer Long, lieutenant’ governor elect;
W. G. Frasier, prominent jeweler;
James Patton, jeweler; Walter P.
Budd, prominent business man, and
Maj. Marion B. Fowler. Responses
were made by the mayors of all towns
or by their representatives.
Humor played its part in the pro
gram and lent its cementing effects
to friendship that ripened rapidly.
Pittsboro people disliked the get ac
quainted idea, said D.L. Bell,speaking
for the mayor who was out of town,
advising that Durham was largely
peopled by Chatham county folks, of
sering Mayor Manning a native of
Pittsboro, as proof of his con
tention. “You folks are over here
to visit us, not to get acquainted,” he
said. “Fact of the matter is all your
t>est business men came from Chat
ham,” he added. One of the biggest
crowds to greet the visitors assembled
at Pittsboro and they cheered their
•speaker to the echo.
Mayor Manning, presented by Mr.
Frasier, delivered the Pittsboro ad
dress, speaking feelingly of his boy
hood days spent there. He said that
his love for Chatham was equalled
hy nothing except his love for Durham
and he urged Pittsboro people to rest
assured that their welcome would al
ways be sincere and hearty.
In Sanford Mr. Frasier delivered
oTle of the best talks of the entire
Hip. An unusually big crowd headed
LITTLE GIRL CRUSHED
UNDER WHEAT DRILL.
Little Beulah Hicks Victim Fatal
Accident.—T. W. Burroughs
Dies at High Point.
Siler City, Sept. 20.—A very unus
ual and distressing death occurred yes
terday afternoon when little Beulah,
the five year old daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Hicks who live near Ben
nett, climbed up on the back of a
wheat drill at the barn and because
of the elevation of the tongue thus
somewhat slanting the machine back
ward, it quickly tilted pinning its
weight on the little girl and causing
instant death. The body was badly
The funeral was held this afternoon
at 4 o’clock at Brush Creek church, be
ing conducted by J. C. Kidd and in
terment in the cemetery in the pres
ence of a large number of friends and
T. W. Burroughs, a well known
citizen of the southwestern part of
the county, died Thursday in High
Point, where he had been making his
home for some time and his body was
brought from that place to Fall Creek
for burial yesterday afternoon, the
large funeral party passing through
Friends of L. J. Banzet, a former
resident of this place, were pleased
to see him today on a visit from Chase
City, Virginia, to which place he moved
The total enrollment of students in
all departments Monday was 498,
which number will be added to very
materially before the last of the week.
Miss Annie Lambe left yesterday for
Morganton for a short visit after which
she and her hostess, Miss Glass, will
go by motor to Miami, Florida, where
they will teach this winter.
Friends of Dr. and Mrs. Ronald C.
Gyles are congratulating them upon
the arrival at their home yesterday
of a daughter.
J. C. Fesmire has returned to
his home south of here after a rather
prolonged stay at a Greensboro hos
pital. His friends are glad to know
of his improvment.
Newly Weds Have 100 Descendants
Daniel Falger and wife possess 37
children between them. Daniel, 61
years old, was a widower with 21
j children when his eyes fell upon the
widow Hedwig Poschl, who is the
j mother of 16 youngsters and six
! years older than Daniel.
When the wedding breakfast was
! served and noses counted, it was found
that the immediate family of children
and grandchildren numbered over 100.
BUILD A HOME BTOwi
by Mayor W. H. Fitts met the party
on the union station grounds and a
few minutes later they were listening
to Mr. Frasier, who after being pre
sented by Mr. Budd, told the crowd
that years ago he was a one gallused
ragged boy, living within 12 miles of
their town. “My.coming back means
nothing to you,” the speaker said,
“but it means a lot to me and I am
proud to be able to say that I sprung
from the same forebears that have
made this community what it is.”
Mayor Fitts assured the visitors
that Sanford was glad to have them.
He talked interestingly of the prog
ress his town is making and said
that it was the desire of his peo
ple that they know their neighbors
better and see them more often.
In Siler City another immense
crowd was present to greet the visi
tors. Again Mr. Frasier was the
speaker and again he told of the love
he bore the county of his nativity,
Chatham. He was presented by Mr.
Budd and Big Bill Frasier, a Chatham
product and one of Durham’s best
citizens. Mayor J. S. Wren spoke
briefly and expressed the pleasure of
himself and Siler City citizens over
In Bynum, Major Fowler was the
speaker. He was presented by Carr
Council, of the Morning Herald, and
was heard with close interst by the
crowd. Mr. Atwater, Bynum’s biggest
merchant, replied to Major Fowler’s
talk and assured the visitors that By
num people were well acquainted in
Durham; had always come here and
always would. He said that the spirit
prompting the get acquainted tour
was commendable and would bear
fruitage in his town.
PITTSBORO, N. C., CHATHAM COUNTY, THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 25,1924.
CHATHAM COUNTY FAIR
TO BE A GREAT SHOW
Entries Should Be Made Early—
The Narder Shows a Big
Siler City, September 22. In two
more weeks the Chatham county Fair
will be in full swing. It is raining
now but the weather man has prom
ised to be unusually kind and says
there will be plenty of sunshine and
fine, bracing, in fact, ideal weather
prevailing during the dates of Octo
ber 7,8,9 and 10.
And now as the time draws near
the management and various superin
tendents wish to urge everyone who
possibly can to bring exhibits early
in the day Monday, October 6. They
are desirous that you be promptly
waited on and entry tags made out
and see that your exhibit is satisfac
torily displayed, and are therefore
asking that you help to this end by
bringing to the fair grounds all
your articles on Monday. Those living
quite a distance away and who cannot
come Monday will be allowed to enter
and place their exhibits early Tues
day morning before the fair opens at
All live stock will be required to
remain on grounds only on Wednes
day and Thursday.
The big dog show will take place
Wednesday between the hours of 10
a.m. and 2 p.m., after which the en
tries may be removed from the
Tuesday, the opening day, will be a
school holiday for every school in the
county and all school children will be
Every day there will be plenty of
entertainment and amusement, so in
order not to miss anything one will
have to be present every day.
Season tickets are now on sale at
the Siler City Drug Store at $2.00
for adults, $1.25 for children. These
will admit you to the fair grounds as
many times as you wish.
Narder Bros. Shows, one of the big
gest amusement companies on the
road, will play the midway and Chat
ham county folks are assured of a
clean and wholesome amusement from
this outfit. They played Rockingham
County fair at Leaksville two weeks
ago and were seen there by two offic- I
ials of our fair, who were very much
pleased with the entire troupe.
They have six rides, the Merry Go
Round, Ferns Wheel, Merry Mix Up,
Stepon it, Whip and a Minature
Wheel for little folks. A partial list
of the shows are, Aimee, who wears
a dress consisting of 600 yards of silk,
being an electric spectacular produc
tion; a Dixie Ministrel unlike the us
ual run; Narder’s Big Circus featur
ing King, the educated pony, etc. Jack
Hoyt’s All American Band will furn
ish plenty of music all the week.
Parking space will be available in
side the gates, so that for 25 cents you
may park your car and leave it in
charge of a reliable person.
Ford given away Friday, October
10 at 4 p.m.
Meet your relatives and friends at
the Chatham County Fair, for they
will all be there.
CONFEDERATE VETERAN DIES.
Mr. Daniel L. Vestal, Aged, 90, Dies
Mr. Daniel L. Vestal, one of the
oldest men in Chatham county, died
at his home near Bonlee Friday night,
September 19, at the age of 90 .
Mr. Vestal had lived this long life
in the community in which he was
born. He served faithfully as a Confed
erate soldier the whole four years of
He leaves a wife and several ma
ture sons and one daughter. The fun
eral took place at Hope church cem
A good citizen and a brave soldier
A. A. WHITENER TO SPEAK.
Republican Candidate for U. S.
Senate Scheduled for Pitts
boro Oct. 3.
Hon. A. A. Whitener Republican
candidate for the state senatorship
is scheduled to deliver an address at
Pittsboro Friday, October 3-, 2p.m.
Mr Whitener is an able man and
a great speaker and will probably
have a large audience.
ADDIiiS TO CHATHAM
| DEMOCRATIC VOTERS
Chaiij sin Horton Asks For The
- * party Cooperation of
To the Democrats of Chatham County:
Upon the resignation of Hon. Wal
ter D. Siler as chairman of the Dem
ocratic executive committee of Chat
ham county, I was elected by said
Committee as his successor. I trust
that I may be as succssful in leading
the Democracy of Chatham to trium
phant victory as he and his prede
cessors were during their service to
the party as Chairmen. I realize, how
ever, that I can accomplish this only
by having the united party and the
undivided support by all the Demo
crats of the county. And may take
this opportunity to request the sup
port and co-operation of the Demo*
crats of Chatham County, both men
and women, in the coming campaign.
I earnestly invite men who are Dem
ocrats and are interested in the suc
cess of the Democratic party to call
at my office and consult and advise
with me about questions affecting the
party, and the manner and method of
conducting the campaign. I want all
of such men to feel that they are a
part of this great party with a duty
to perform in the coming campaign.
In unity there is strength. So let’s
get together, co-operate with each
other and make this a banner year
for Democracy in our County.
Assuring you that I shall put forth
every effort and all of my ability and
power to serve the party which has
elected me its chairman, I am
’ Respectfully yours,
W. P. HORTON.
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BRICKHAVEN NEWS ITEMS.
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Kennedy and
Miss Ruth Kennedy spent Saturday
and Sunday in Franklinton with Mrs.
Kennedy’s father, Rev. C. L. Dowell
Mr. and Mrs. David T. Strickland
of Southern Pines spent a while here
i last week with Mrs. R. H. Overby.
Miss Lonnie Johnson of Morrisville
and Mfbi Mary Marks and little grand
daughter Ruth Marks spent the week
end here with Mrs. J. W. Utley.
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Kennedy and
Miss Ruth Kennedy, accompanied by
, Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Harrington, mot
ored to Raleigh Thursday evening to
; hear Senator “Pat” Harrison. The ad
dress was a rare treat and we wish
! every one could have heard the gifted
, Southern speaker.
j Mr. and Mrs Howard Ferguson and
Mr. Carl Ferguson of Danville were
week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs. E.C.
Mims. Mrs Ferguson before her mar
riage was Miss Lida Mims, Brickhav
en’s prettiest and most popular girl.
Mrs. Henrietta Womble, a sister of
, J.A. Mims,died at Watts Hospital, Dur
ham, and was buried at the old family
ground near Shady Grove church Mon
day afternoon. The entire community
sympathizes with Mr. Mims in his
loss. Mrs. Womble was a gracious,
hospitable woman and will'be greatly
Mr. W. J. Harmon spent the week
end with his parents near Carthage.
Rev. Mr. Piland will not hold his
regular services at Brickhaven church
next Sunday afternoon. Instead, the
congregation is invited to attend the
all day services at the Merry Oaks
Under the auspices of the Better
ment Association, Mrs. Charles Doak,
a well known reader of Raleigh, will
present a program at the school build
ing next Friday morning, Sept. 2, be
ginning at 8:30. Mrs. Doak possess
talent and charm and her program
promises to be both entertaining and
Music will be afeature of the even
ing’s entertainment. Admission 25
cents for adults and 15 cents for chil
dren. We should feel grateful to Mrs.
Kennedy for being able to offer the
patrons and the public an opportunity
of hearing Mrs. Doak, for it was
mainly through her that Mrs. Doak
comes to us. But Mrs. Kennedy has
always been untiring in her ef
forts for community welfare and com
munity betterment. . r
Reception for Teachers .
The Woman’s Club will receive in
honor of the teachers at Mrs. W. P.
Horton’s, Friday evening Sept. 26th.
from 8 to 9:30. Everyone is cordially
Mrs. Lula Jones and Miss Emily
Taylor have been spending a few days
with Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Holder, of
Durham. ■ .j 1
MERRY OAKS METHODIST
TO HAVE HOME COMING.
Beloved Pastor Closing His Min
istry At New Elam-Other
New Hill, Route 2, Sept. 22.—Rev.
B. J. Howard filled his regular ap
pointment at New Elam Christian
church Sunday morning .
Mr Howard delivered an excellent
sermon as he is always certain to do.
This much liked Minister will serve
this church no longer than when the
conference year is ended, and it is
with much regret we lose him, as he
is one of the most wonderful ministers
in the Christian denomination. We re
alize such noted pastors are hard to
Rev. Mr. Howard has faithfully
served this church five years and nev
er appeared to be weary with the
Andrew Ellis, of Raleigh, was a re
cent visitor to his home here.
Mrs Bettie Thomas and daughter,
Mrs Addie Webster, and son, D. L.
Thomas, were in Pittsboro Wednes
day attending the funeral of Mrs.
Thomas’ brother, Mr. G. W. Moore.
School began at Moncure last Mon
day morning. Quite a number of the
children from the lower part of this
district are attending school there, as
a truck from Moncure school carries
the children from Merry Oaks fco
Moncure. This is a benefit to the
Gardner school because there will not
be so much work for the one teacher
which will be employed.
Misses Niva and Bettie Sturdivant
gave a musical entertainment at the
home of their parents, Mr. and Mrs.
R. F. Sturdivant, last Saturday even
ing. The many young people present
were delighted with the music.
Mr. and Mrs. Johnson Seagroves
and daughters, Ruby and Ethel, of
Raleigh were week-end guests of reh
atives on this route.
Misses Lessie Clarke and Dailey,
Messrs Jeter Clark, Roscoe Andrews,
of Raleigh, were recent guests of Miss
The New Elam choir have accepted
an invitation to attend the “Home
Coming” at Merry Oaks Mettodist
church next Sunday. No doubt those
who attend will have some beautiful
singing as we are informed Christian
Chapel and Brickhaven choirs are ex
pected to be present on this occass ion.
One of the most elaborate parties
of the season was given Saturday by
Mr .and Mrs. R. W. Saul at their
A number of popular games were
played by the guests. “Progressive”
conversations and piano music were
the popular features of the evening
entertainment. Before the many
guests departed they wer served de
licious ice cream.
Mr .and Mrs. W. L. Beckwith, of
Apex, route 4, were Sunday guests of
Mrs. W. H. Beckwith and family.
Tallie Goodwin, of Apex route 3,
was the week-end guest of Mr. R F.
MOUNT GILEAD NEWS.
Mr. Joe Hatley lost a nice pig last
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Griffin and
Mr. Carey Griffin attended the Nu
ills-Heame wedding at Carrboro last
Miss Leona Neal is visiting her sis
ter Mrs. W. A. Pendergrass in Dur
Misses Meta and Edna Hatley spent
Thursday night with Miss Ruby Rick
Mrs. W. H. Windham visited rela
tives in Durham last week.
Mr. A. J. Mann and family spent
Thursday evening with Mr. and Mrs.
A. R. Griffin.
We enjoyed the discussion and ques
tions of Brickhaven correspondent ver
much and hope all will read it and be
profited by the fine discussion and see
if we can truthfully answer her ques
The Mt. Zion Baptist Association
meets this year with Mt. Gilead Bap
tist church. October 14-15.
_ ; (Poem herwith to be published when
there is more space. Ed.)
An error in the date of the M. E.
quarterly conference as mentioned in
last week’s Record is here corrected.
The conference will be held at Chat
ham church on October 27, and not
Sept. 27 as stated in the paper.
Initial Meeting Held Friday Af
The organization of a parent-teach
ers’ association was perfected Friday
afternoon, when a goodly number of
the patrons of the Pittsboro school
met with the teachers in the school
Principal Nolan called the assembly
to order and introduced Prof. Proctor,
of Trinity College, who is in the coun
ty making an educational survey. Mr.
Proctor spoke effectively of the work
to be accomplished by such an organi
zation as that projected.
Mr. Nolan set forth the immediate
importance of the improvement of the
school grounds, and stated that the
election of officers was in order.
Upon motion, Mrs. Shannonhouse
was chosen president, Mrs. George W.
Brewer, vice-president, Miss Lillian
Nance, secretary, and Mr. George
Mrs. Shannonhouse then announced
the following committees:
Improvement committee, Mrs. R. H.
Hayes, chairman, Mrs. George Brooks,
Mrs. H. A. London, Mrs. Fred Nooe.
Program committee, Mrs. Arthur
London ,chairman, Mrs. J. L. Griffin,
Mrs. W. P. Horton.
As the time was limited because
of the immediately expected arrival of
the Durham “Get-Acquainted” party,
after a few remarks by Principal No
lan, it was decided to hold the next
meeting at the same place at 3:15,
Friday, October 10, and thereafter
have meeting®: monthly, and the meet
BROWN'S CHAPEL ITEMS.
Pittsboro Route 2 September 22.
The lawn party at Brown’s Chapel
Saturday night was quite a success
The receipts from guessing contest,
and spelling bee. and refreshments
amounted to $16.80.
Miss Josie Thomas attended the fair
at Mebane last week.
Mr. and Mrs. John Goodwin and
children Louis and Elizabeth spent
Sunday with Mr. Taylor Mann.
Mr. Walter Mann had the misfor
tune of losing one of his hogs last
week; it weighed about two hundred
Mr. and Mrs. Boyd Hargrove spent
Saturday night and Sunday with Mr. ■
and Mrs James Thomas.
Miss Lelia Mann of Greensboro
spent Saturday night with her moth
er, Mrs Taylor Mann.
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Lindley spent
Sunday with Mrs. Rufus Mann .
Mr. John Marshal is on the sick
list this week.
Miss Kathleen Mann of Greensboro
is visiting her cousins Miss Hortense
and Daisey Mann
Mr. Dock Thompson and J. J. Thom
as were business visitors at Merry
Messrs. Frank Durham and Keener
Mann were visitors at Burlington last
week. Mr. Durham is taking treat
ment under Dr. Walker.
Mr. Boone preached an excellent
sermon at Brown’s Chapel Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Edgar Ellington and
son Edgar Jr. of Chapel Hill spent
Saturday and . Sunday with Mrs. J. T,.
MR. FARRELL DECLINES.
Nominee for Coroner on Citizens
Ticket Unappreciative of the
At a meeting held in Pittsboro a
few days ago by J. J. Jenkins and Ev
erett Bryant and one or two others
I was placed on the Citizens ticket
for coroner by those gentlemen
without my conseent or knowledge,
and knew nothing about it until some
time after said meeting, when I was
notified by the gentlemen of such
I want the people of Chatham coun
ty to know that I am not a candidate
for Coroner on the Citizens ticket or
any other ticket. I am a Democrat,
and expect to vote for and support the
Democratic nominees at the general
election to be held in November. The
Citizens ticket will therefore take no
tice that if they want a man to run
for coroner on the said ticket they
will have to call the aforesaid gentle
men together once more and nominate
him. I will not under any circumstan
ces accept the nomination tendered
me by them.
Respectfully yours -
P T. FARRELL.
; Mr. A. C. Ray was in Hamlet Fri-*
y on professional business. j
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