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ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER 19,1878.
HAIL carrier dies
SUDDENLY ON ROUTE
Bennett Citizens Buy Railroad —
pastor Called. —Surprise Par
ty for Mrs. Denson.
Relatives and friends of Dr. and
k Denson, on unexpected and short
r.-'p to each other, pleasantly sur
nLl Mrs. Denson Sunday noon
Spring at their home with dinner,
S occasion being Mrs. Denson’s birth
1 v Thev had just finished eating
np noon meal but they ate again. The
nnrtor began at pumpkin and persim
on pie The Doctor and Mrs. Denson
Xh are* cheerful and entertaining and
"tended a cheerful welcome to the as
hling crowd. If the originator of
■ surprise had let us all know in
nanv others would have been
‘ ¥ ,ent. Rev. J. C. Kidd pastor of the
j aP tist church, briefly spoke words
• p ra i se for the occasion. Mr. Arthur
Bart'ette, brother of Mrs. Denson, who
j. at their home, actively enjoyed the
The Baptist church met at'the wa
ters at Mr. J. E. Jones’ creek Sunday
ot’temoon, the pastor baptizing the
candidates while it was raining. A
t. ir <re crowd attended. Mr. Wiley Au
»‘an and Miss Foy Scott, the latter
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ben Scott,
were baptized. .
The Baptist church unanimously
called Rev. J. C. Kidd for their pas
tor Also Fall Creek Baptist Church,
iwo weeks ago called Mr. Kidd for
their pastor, Rev. Mr. Lasater, who
has been serving the Fall Creek
church for four years or more, declin
ed to serve longer.
The graded school will start next
Monday, Oct. 6, the teachers are Mr.
lane Forrester, of Ramseur, Princi
pal, Mrs. R. L. Dorsett, Ore Hill, Miss
Sue Ellis, Parks Cross Roads, Miss
Alma Burgess of Ramseur. Patrons of
the district are requested to meet with
the teachers Monday morning for the
opening of the school. • '
Misses Swannie Jones and Nellie
Brady who entered school at Buies’
Creek were home during the week-end
Mr. W .C. Brewer informs us that
he and Mr. J. M. Gamer, both of this
place and Mr. Will Brown, of Hemp,
and other parties have bought the
Epiolph and Cumberland R. R. The
road, from Camron to Hallisow known
heretofore as the Petty road. Later
this road will be extended to McCon
nell two miles south of High Falls. We
cope that some dav this road will be
extended to Bennett.
A very sad death occurred here last
on the edge of town. The mail
arrier on star route from Kemp’s
till to Bennett, Mr. Byrd, who was
iccompanied by his wife in a Fox’d,
stopped the car and Mr. Byrd, step
ping out to himself and coming back,
■was telling his wife something which
she does remember, threw up his
hands and fell over against th car
and died. Dr. H. A. Denson was quick
ly hurried to the scene but Mr. Byrd
was already dead. The body was car.
Hed to his home. Mr. Byrd has been
carrying this mail since July last. The
mail is to be let out •» 1 v new con
trac from here, beginning Oct. 27.
Rev. J. C. Kidd is called to go to
Greensboro and aid Rev. C. M. Strick
land in a ten day revival meeting at
Koma Baptist church, beginning next
Mr. ad Mrs. Gordon Bartlett and
their son Robert of Vero Florida, who
have been visiting Dr. and Mrs. Den
son, startde for home last week..
. The health of Mrs. Thomas Brown
b still poor, keeping her ini bed. It is
said, most of the time.
Mr. and Mrs. Graham Scott are the
PToud parents of a bouncing baby girl.
After several week’s illness Mrs.
fames Monroe Gardner is up and
The little son of Mr .and Mrs. Lacy
Toffitt is recovering from a severe
oa?e of intestinal infection.
.Mrs. Lila Brown is back at her store
<;ter several days sickness.
Ene mail route from Siler City to
Bennett is one of the pleasing factors
I Ip. °ur daily life here. Our mail to
I btsboro goes, or comes, in a day,
■ Pereas on the old Bonlee route it
I to go over four railroads to reach
|J ur county seat. The old star route
I ; r °mt Kemp’s Mills, in Randolph
I .. T enn ett is now being turned round
I !/ Gnde Sam, to start from Bennett,
| T ? stipulations of the new con-
I ma ke it a real rural delivery
| Jf e \Thus the people all around Ben
■ . ei will be reading their early mom
|]A? apers long before our good and
|w; esteemed friend Ross Brewer
| *?! ever thought of cleaning the clink
| tr!i his engine at Bonlee. News
J a T_ xv ill be history tomorrow.
I PLEASANT SCHOOL NEWS.
■ Sept. 26. brought to a close
l ; Hv„ rirs * mon th of our school. We
I avpv on r °R sixty eight. The
I a ttendance for the month was
lam ■ n T ee - The following children
■ Holi eruit et * a Pl ace on the Honor
Grade: Curtis Hamlet.
I« Grade: Dorsie Lee Hamlet,
■ % Gattis.
IGrade: Ruby Clark. Clara
■ Ola Mann, Wallace Clark.
■A ' i l- th Grade: Jeanett Norwood,
Erp;f! al! Hai «let,
1! Grade: Lovetta Mann, Ben
I Clem Gattis.
see your* label
CORINTH NEWS ITEMS.
Two Ford Trucks Now Loaded With
Students.—Mr. Harrington Lib
eral to Buckhom Church.
Mr. and Mrs. Ray Cross of Ral
eigh spent the week-end visiting Mr.
Cross’ parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. W.
Cross. Mrs. Cross is a very attractive
young lady, a bride of only a few
weeks. We hope Ray will bring her
to our community often.
People we meet up with so often
ask how our roads are down about
Buckhom. We have to tell them we
don’t know; we haven’t seen any
roads for almost two weeks, but just
a long winding, twisting mud lane
where the road used to be.
We now have two Ford trucks car
rying children to Moncure and still
one of them is much overloaded, as
it has to carry about 21. Hope we
can have a good International truck
to handle the children from Truth,
Corinth, and Brickhaven and still let
the Ford truck take care of those
from the Cape Fear Steam plant.
That bunch of determinedly licent
ious Greek Case (so called,) operators
in Raleigh seem to be highly indig
nant that any one dare interfere with
their nefarious operation. It would
seem to us that if any one is to be
run. out of Raleigh it should be those
dirty Greeks and not the magistrate
or other officer or citizen, who at
tempts to rid his neighborhood or
his home town of a notorious Greek
Miss Zeffie Cross is back at home
again after a week’s stay at Durham,
undergoing treatment for an alarm
ing case of bad tonsils.
A. L. Wilson and family of Broad
way spent Sunday with Mrs. D. A.
Well drillers have just completed
drilling a well on the site of the new
Buckhom church .They struck water
at 56 feet. The land and the well is
contributed to the church by our good
townsman, Mr. T. W. Harrington.
If any man wants to know what
a governor of North Carolina told a
would be governor of North Carolina,
go to Mr. S. W. Harrington and J.
D. Mclver. We he&rd them swapping
old campaign yams one day while
waiting for the 9:30 train that never
comes before 10:30. But you had bet
ter see them for the joke—we njight
not tell it just right.
Mr. A. E. Rollins, and son, Newell
of Duncan, spent the week-end with
his mother, Mrs. C. W. Cross.
CITY NtJWS. '
Siler City, September 26, 1924. —
A four months old child of Mr. and
Mrs. J. H. Hicks, who live near Ben
nett, died suddenly Wednesday after
noon at 4 o’clock and was buried
yesterday at Brush Creek by the side
of her sister, little Beulah, who met
such a tragic death only fiv days
previous by a wheat drill falling on
her. This double sorrow, within a
week’s time, falls very heavily on the
The revival services in progress at
the Methodist church are attracting
large congregations despite the in
clement weather. The pastor Rev.
O. I. Hinson is being assisted by
Rev. J. Vincent Knight ,of Edenton,
whose forceful and earnest sermons
are being heard with appreciation
Four services will be held Sunday
one at 10 o’clock for children under
15 years; at llo’clock a sermon for
evervbodv the subject of which will
be “The Hidden Life”; at 3:30 o’clock
a service for men and at 7:30 Mr.
Knight will close the day’s program
with a sermon to the young people
using as his subject, “Our Aim In
Miss Ava Stout, Mesdames Hattie
and Rosa Stout attended the funeral
Thursday at Kemp’s Mill of Elliot
Byrd, a brother of Mrs. Rosa Stout,
he having died suddenly at Bennett
Mrs Margaret Crutchfield of
Greensboro is visiting her son, De-
Witt Roberts, and other relatives.
Mrs. W. C. Collins, of Kayford, W.
Va., was a recent visitor of Mrs Jun
Miss Pauline Fox, daughter of Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Fox, was recently
taken to Greensboro to undergo an
operation. Her many friends will be
glad to know that she is recuperating
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Jordan, Miss
Linda Hoskins, Mesdames Olive B.
Webster and P. H. Elkins attended
the Randolph county fair at Ashe
boro Wednesday. .
Announcement has been received
here of the birth of John Charles
Morrow, 3rd., to Mr. and Mrs. J. C.
Morrow, of Henderson. Mrs. Morrow
was Miss Margaret Jenkins, of this
Pi 2lo ®* „ Ml
A. J. Dorsett and family will ar
rive tonight fom Columbia, S. C., to
spend several days with relatives.
The following jury list for the term
of court beginning October 20, Judge
Barnhill, presiding: A. L. Cheek, Ram
dolph Buckner, J. Ed Marsh, W. O.
Petty, H. J. White, Frank Scott, John
Burke, W. J. Bare. K. H.. Hackney,
J. S. Wren, W. H. White. J. V. Camp
bell, H. C. Watson, J. M. Councilman,
B. D. Phillips, L. A. Copeland, John
C. Abernathy, W. Z. Brooks, R. L.
Ward, C. M. Hudson, Herbert Cross,
T. H. Buchanan, E. J. P- D.
Harris, W. J. Durham, Walter C. Hen
’ derson, W. B. Dorsett, G. A. Lloyd,
, C. H. Strowd, John T. Brady, G. G.
Dark, B. Nooe, Sr, Alex Cockman,
Frank Trailkill, T. Y. Mims, R. A.
Seagrovs, T. O. Johnson, B. C. Ed
PITTSBORO, N. C., CHATHAM COUNTY, THURSDAf fiCTOBER 2,1924
MESSAGE TO COTTON GROWERS
A Strong Argument For the Systematic Sale
of Cotton by Chatham Farmer
We have watched the textile indus
dry in this country for more than
one hundred years! Great Britain
would not sell cotton manufacturing
machinery to us in the early days; so
it fell upon the boys who had the best
recollection and mechanical skill to
recast the cotton machinery of Eng
land from memory. Thus greatly han
dicapped began the manufacturing of
coton goods in America. From these
pioneer beginners the industry has
rapidly developed until today it stands
out as a leading American industry.
We have watched the conton manu
facturers accumulate great fortunes,
and develop a lucrative business, all
of which redounds to their glory and
credit. It is a wonderful business and
one we cannot do without.
Now, let’s analyze and see how and
why the textile manufacturers have
been so prosperous. To sum it up, they
have used common sense business
methods in all of their operations. In
other words, they have applied brains
to their business. They have bought
the raw material at the lowest price,
manufactured the finshed product,
with competent, well trained labor,
and sold their finished product at a
The selling end is the one that we
need to look into more fully, for
as cotton farmers we are as good
producers as the cotton manufacturers.
We note that the manufacturers have
always been able to keep the store
shelves of our country filled with
finished coton goods, which would
indicate that they sell systmatically
throughout the year. Again, we have
noticed that, if there seemed to be an
over stock generally of a given kind
of goods these goods were kept in
storage until there was a demand for
that partiiular kind. Good business
sense, isn’t it?
As cotton farmers we have creditably
kept apace with the manufacturer in
producing our product, without which 1
the latter could not produce his fin- j
ished fabrics. Therefore we could very j
easilv make a sucess financially of (
our business, since the textile indus
try is dependent upon our products,
if we would only inject sane business
principles into the marketing of our
cotton and sell systematically through
out the year. This would assure fi
The old method of selling cotton
dumps it all on the market at one
time and forces the over-stocked buy
-1 er to buy whether he wants it or not,
and we take whatever the buyer of
fers. Cooperative marketing means
putting cotton on the market from our
warehouses as there is a good demand
for it throughout the year—the same
system the manufacturer uses in sell
ing his product.. It has brought good
returns to the manufacturer and will
bring good reutms to the farmer if
put into practice.
As a rule, we sell our cotton at
or below cost of production. Hence we
are a poor class of people, all of
which is attributable to our inefficient
system of marketing. To day we could
have all been independent livers living
in modern homes, equipped with mod
em conveniencs, had we adopted the i
cooperative marketing system when
cotton growing first became an indus
try in the South. Had the manufac
turers used the same method of selling
their products that we have used in
selling our product all these years, the
textile industry would have disanpear
ed long ago. We are going out of busi-
MARRIAGES IN SEPTEMBcR
Register of Deeds C. C. Poe issued
marriage licenses to the following
couples during the month of Septem
ber: .. ,
Eugene Dark, of Siler City, and
Margaret E. Harris, of Ore Hill.
J. A. Clark, of Carrboonton, and
Messie Tillman, Goldston. .
Cleveland Foushee and Modie Gray
Gregory, both of Pittsboro, route 3.
Octavia Jones and Addie Beal, both
of Pittsboro. ,
Willie Esteridge and Lillian Bright,
both of Bonlee.
Kemp P. Goodwin, Apex, route 3,
and Nellie Hearne, New Hill, route 2.
Trelon H. Burns and Louise Wad
dell, both of Ore Hill.
John Robert Medlin, Apex, rt. 3,
and Viola Hearne, New Hill.
Willie Matthews ahd Sallie Brooks,
both of Siler City.
George Sanders and Mattie Brown,
both of Pittsboro.
Jeff Norwood and Dorothy Alston,
both of Pittsboro.
Leo Womble and Alberta White,
both of Haywood.
A recent statement shows Durham’s
indebtedness to be $6,775,000, with
1 credits to be allowed to the extent
■ of $3,772,626 for sinking funds on de
• posit and assessments to be colected
> The city is reported by the Herald to
• have got good values for its big in
ii m ■
. Contract has been let for the ex
, cavation and stone and steel work
. for a $500,000 building for the use
■ of the enlarged business of the State
department at Raleigh.
ness unless we adopt saner methods
of marketing. The depleted acreage
of the cotton belt can produce en
ough cotton to supply the demand now
only by a greatly increased acreage,
which is possible by modem methods
of cultivation. When our soil is gone
we are out of business. How can we
build our soil when we get no re
turns to put back into it? When the
manufacturers’ machinery wears out,
he can easily buy new ,which is more
modern and up-to-date, for under his
systematic system of selling his pro
ducts he has laid by a nice sum of
money. But when a cotton farmer
wears out his soil, which he is doing
under the present system of opera
tion, he can not buy new land for two
reasons. First, the new land has large
ly been taken up and cannot be had
at any price. Second, if the new land
should be plentiful, he does not have
the price, due to his inefficient sys
tem of marketing his product.
What would it profit me should I
produce enough bales of cotton to cov
er the state of Texas and sell it at
seven cents per pound less than cost
of production? But if I produce en
ough bales to cover Chatham county,
which is about one five hundreth of
the size of Texas, and sell at seven
cents profit per pound then I would
have a very comfortable fortune.
Today cotton is selling on the open
market at seven cents per pound less
than it costs to produce. This means
financial disaster to the grower. My
outside brother, if your cotton was
worth thirty two or three cents per
pound in July, it is worth it now, and
you can very materially help bring it
back to a living price, and help bring
financial success to your own home
by signing up with the Co-ops today.
Do it now.
A few days ago 1 was talking with
<jne of my Hickory Mountain neigh
bors who said in part. “Two years ago
l sold my Vbtton as (fast as I
(got .it ■out and lost SSOO ojn my
j crop.” “Then”he said “I decided tht
I if the Go-ops know how and when to
, sell cotton, thy can sell mine, so I
signed up.” He stated further, “I am
sure glad now that I signed my cotton
up. for if I hadn’t, I would have to
sell some of it as I picked it out, and
I surely would hate to sell it at the
present price; but since I get a
substantial advance on delivery I can
get along all right and don’t have to
My brother, you don’t have to sell
your cotton at seven cents per pound
Sign up, and let it be sold as there
is a strong demand for it.. Let’s pay
more attention to the selling end of
our game ,and put some system into
it. Th rceiving agents at Siler City,
Goldston, Pittsboro and Moncure,
would be glad to submit contracts for
your signature. Sign up the first op
portunity and let your cotton be sold
systematically from the farmer’s pool.
Manufacturers link themselves to
gether in production and selling, and
it brings success to them. Thirty six
thousand North Carolina farmers have
linked themselves together l to sell
their cotton systematically and for the
past two years it has netted us an
i average of two cents per pound more
than the outsider received for his on
If you are not a “Co-op”, link up
with us and let’s give systematic sell
ing a fair deal.
Yours for a fair profit on cotton.
N. J. DARK.
Mr. V. H. Hilliard, the live and
energetic market and case man of
Moncure, has purchased th late Dr.
Strickland’s property on Main street,
which was Dr. Strickland’s office and
garage. Mr. Hilliard states that he
expects to tear down the old buildings
and next spring build a nice and up
to-date store. This property is oppo
site Maddox Brothers.
Mrs. B. G. Womble and little daugh
ter, Hettie, spent last Sunday with
her friend, Mrs. Upchurch, at Apex,
Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Junius Hack
ney, September 15th, a girl.
On acount of the muddy roads the
school truck from Truth, chaufered
by Delmas O’Connell of the same town
failed to come last Monday morning.
Several of the old citizens of the
town say this is the worst spell of
rainy weather they have ever seen at
this season of the year.
CARD OF* THANKS.
We hereby express our sincere
thank® to relatives and friends of
John Thomas Rosser for their ma
expressions of kindness and help dur
ing his sickness and death.
May God’s richest blessings rest up
on each of you.
Mrs. J. T. Rosser and children
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. Bums.
Supt. and Mrs. Thompson have both,
been sick with grip or influenza.
Mr. E. A. Thompson came in from the
farm and spent Monday night and
Tuesday with them. They are report
ed better Tuesday.
BUILD A HOME NOW!
TIME TO REGISTER.
Registation Books to Be Opened Next
Mr. Fletcher Mann, chairman of
the County Board of Elections, is
giving out notice this week that the
registration books for the November
elections will be opened on Saturday
Octber 4th, and will remain open
to and including Saturday, October
25th, every day with the exception
of Sundays. Saturday, November Ist,
will be challenge day.
All persons becoming of age be
fore the books close will be entitled
to register provided they are other
wise qualified as an elector under the
law .Those who are already regis
tered wil not need to register anew
The notice is given for the espec
ial benefit of women also, it being
understood that they are not so thor
oughly conversant with the law in
. regard to suffrage. It is especially
desired to have a full registration of
all women voters at the November
~ NEW HILIToCALS.
New Hill Rt. 2. September 29.
Misses Beatrice Burgess, Jessie Hor
ton, and Mary Webster and R. S..
Beckwith motored to Durham Tues
Miss Hilda Lasater spent last week
with relatives in Durham.
Mr. J. C. Puryear received a tele
gram Tuesday stating his younger
brother, Mr. Sam Puryear, was dead.
It had been only a few days since
Mr. Puryear was in Virginia to visit
his brother and thought he was slowly
Mr. Johnnie Puryear, of South Bos
ton, Virginia, has been on a brief
visit to his parents, Mr. and Mrs. J.
• Owing to the inclement weather last
Sunday many were prevented from
attending the “Home Coming” at Mer
ry Oaks Methodist Church. We regret
this as many from this section were
anticipating an enjoyable day.
There is a continued talk of school,
of “where and how they shall be con
This year we thought there would
be no disturbance about school in
this district, as Professor Thompson
agreed that the children in the lower
part of the district would have the
opportunity of going on the Moncure-
Merry Oaks, trpck to Moncure, while
those who dedr d so might go to
Bell’s Consolidated School. In both in
stances they have accepted the offer;
yet we are not all satisfied because
we are due a one-teacher school at
Gardner and some of the patrons I
are tryir g to do away with the Gardner |
school entirely and send all of the
children away. Trucking larger chil
dren is perfectly all right, but small
er children are safer elsewhere. So
why not have a one-teacher school at
Gardner’s for small children, and
let those in advanced grades go to
Moncure and Bell’s?
Owing to the continued rain, the
road from Johnson’s bridge to Merry
Oaks is almost imaassable. The road
crowd worked the roads and hauled
in dirt, and now the rains have put
them in bad condition.
Mrs. Dewey Smith and little son,
of Raleigh, were week-end guests of
Mr. and Mrs. J. C. Puryear.
The children, grandchildren, and
the other near relatives, and friends
were planning to celebrate the seven
ty-eighth birthday anniversary of Mr.
W. .L Mann last Sunday but due to
the inclement weather we doubt if
the plan was fulfilled. Mr. Mann has
nine living children, five daughters
and four sons and thirty grandchil
dren and two great-grandchildren.
- I I— >1 PI ■—
A SUCCESSFUL MONTH.
The Record has enjoyed a first
month of remarkable prosperity un
der its new management. The co
operation of the Pittsboro people and,
indeed, all of the Chatham friends of j
the Record has been superb. The ad
vertising patronage has been most
gratifying and we thank all our pa
trons for their business, but regret
that weather conditions have so large
ly counteracted the good that the lib
! era ladvertising should have effected.
Elsewhere we have written of our
Sanford patrons, but fully as much
may be said of our Pittsboro business
Chatham folk can find right here at
their county seat some of the best
business houses in all this section.
We mention as advertisers at this
time the good firms of J. J. Johnson &
Son, Connell and Johnson, T. M. Bland
and Co., The Farmers Bank, the Bank
of Pittsboro, the Caviness Millinery
Store, the Chatham Hardware Store,
Mrs. J. T. Henderson, Lanius Bros.,
The Chatham Motor Co. and The
Square Filling Station. These and Sil
er City, Chapel Hill, Goldston, Dur
ham, Burlington, and Raleigh houses,
with the liberal Sanford patronage,
have made September a good month,
while nearly 100 new subscribers have
helped both the paper, and the adver
We thank you all, and shall do our
best to make your patronage pay you
handsomely. It is hoped that several
hundred other names will be added to
the list the next few months.
Mr. Cleveland Womble, of Dunn,
is here on a visit to his father, Mr.
J. D. Womble. It will, be remembered
that some months ago Mr. Womble
received a very serious injury on the
head while at work. He later went
to a hospital at Richmond for treat
ment. He is gradually improving since
I he left there.
PROGRAM OF SANDY !
To Meet With Aberdeen Church
Thursday, Oct., 2,
The following is the program pre
pared for the Sandy Creek Baptist
Association, which meets today, Oct.
2, with the Aberdeen Church.
Thursday 10:30—Song Service.
Prayer and Praise, Rev. Jesse Bla
J. H. Broom, Bonlee.
Enrollment of delegates.
Enrollment of ordained ministers.
Reception of visitors.;
Election of officers..
Report of program committees
Announcement of committees.
2:oo—Devotional Exercises, Rev. W.
H. H. Lawhon, Carthage.
2:ls—Historical Letter, Aberdeen
Baptist Church, Mrs. A. E. Yates, Ab
2:3o—Christian Education—Rev. C.
H. Norris, Cary.
3:ls—Christian Literature—Rev. R.
H. Herring, Sanford .
10:00—Devotional Exercises, Rev.
L. C. Lee, Sanford.
10:15—Enrollment of delegates.
Miscellaneous business and an
10:30—Young People’s Society— C.
C. Poe, Pittsboro.
Richard S. Fountain, Siler City.
11:00—Associational Missions, D. B.
11:15-—Orphanage—Rev. R. R. Gor
11:45—Woman’s Work—Mrs. P. H.
St Clair, Sanford.
2:oo—Devotional Exercises, Rev.
John C. Kidd, Bennett.
2:ls—State Missions, H. F. Sea
2:4s—Home missions, Rev. Jesse
3:ls—Foreign Missions, Rev. J. E.
3:4s—Sabbath Observance, Rev. J.
H. Broom, Bonlee. ■ —* ....
- 4:oo—Miscellaneous business and
announcements. ! **
Morning Session. ■;
10:00 —Devotional Exercises, H. A.
Teague, Siler City.
10:11—Sunday Schools, J. R. Lov
ing, Cameron, and W. T. Hurst, Mann
10:45 —Ministers relief, W. I. Brooks
11:15—Hospitals, J. H. Henly, San
11:30—Seventy Five Million Cam
paign, Rev. C. E. Byrd, Manndale.
12:00 —Miscellaneous business.
2:oo—Devotional Exercises, H. R.
2:15 —Prohibition, C. C. Jones, Cam
2:4s—Prayer Meetings, O. J. Peter
son, Pittsboro. ,
DON’T BE FRIGHTENEED.
Talking with a farmer Monday he
said he didn’t know what he was go
ing to do, berause so much rain had
fallen that his coton was rotting on
the stalk, and that young sprouts
had began to shoot out from the
com shucks. Furthermore, he said, all
his neighbors were in about the same
He was told not to get frightened
that he wouldnjt starve; that if Chat
ham county didn’t make a bale of
cotton or an ear of com, other parts
of the United Staes would make plen
ty. Why, said the listener just think
of how much wheat the state of Kan
sas will make—4oo,ooo,ooo bushels
And Texas has the largest com and
wheat crops ever raised in that state*
Don’t get uneasy, said the listener,
there will be plenty made for you
and me, and millions of bushels of
grain will be shipped to foreign ports
to people who are not fairing half
as well as you and others in Chat
ham county today.
DIED AT HOSPITAL.
Mrs. Lucy West, wife of Mr. Ar
mond West, of Carrboro, died at Watts
Hospital, Durham, Wednesday of last
week and was buried at Carrboro Sat
urday. Mrs. West was about 41 years
of age. She was operated on for
appendicitis, which was successful,
but she died from pneumonia which
followed the operation.
She leaves a husband and five chil
dren to mourn her death besides sev
eral relatives in Pittsboro and else
where in the county. She was a sister
to the first wife of Mr. Joe Bland, of
Pittsboro. Before her marriage she was
Miss Lucy Cook of Bynum
Funeral services were held, at Mt.
Pleasant Methodist church Friday.
Three weeks past—rain.
September 29—probably rain.
September 30—looks like rain.
September 31—do your chores early
it looks like rain.
October I—Frost just around the
October I.—As everybody knows it
has been raining, this was written to
fill out space. • —■