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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.
One Year, 15 7 °c
O. J. Peterson, Editor and Owner.
Chas. A. Brown, Contributing Editor.
Advertising: 25c. 30c. and 35c. net.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 2, 1924.
[ FOR TODAY— 1
Prayer in Secret.
But thou, when thou prayest, enter
into thy closet, and when thou hast
shut thy door, pray to thy Father
which is in secret; and thy Father
which seeth in secret shall reward
thee openly. For your Father knoweth
what things ye have need of, before
ye ask him. —Matt. 6:6, 8.
If anyone is excited over politics
in North Carolina he hasn’t made his
presence known to the Record.
The weather man seemed to lose
entire control of the weather last
week. By the way, that fellow, too,
must have a new difinition for “show
Both the Republican and the Dem
ocratic Convention of New York con
demned the Ku Klux Klan by name. •
Kluckers in New York must be rather
We should like to call atention of
our farmer readers to the article in
this issue on “Plant Spring Pasture (
Crops.” The loss of forage and the
short com crop make this article ex
Commander Quin of the American <
Legion has stated that the soldiers
will not rest till the principle
equality of sacrifice is written into
the Nations’ Defense Act. War will
not be so popular in the world when
wealth is drafted as wore men in the
The writer has had reason to note
the weather of every fall since v is re
turn to Sampson county in June 1917,
and for seven falls there was scarce
ly a full rainy day and no West In
dies storm. The past three weeks
* have counterbalanced all those seven
That was some jump in the salary
of Frank Page from $5,500 to $15,000.
The State Highway Commission, in
session last week, went the full limit
set by the legislature. If Mr. Page is
worth $15,000, he has been making
quite a contribution to the state in
working for • $5,500. He is worth it,
however, if any man in the state
earns that amount.
Newspaper folk can work on during
rainy weather and get out some kind
of a paper, but it is hard to get very
much of local interest when the
people are rained in for a week.
Later: —We bragged too early. The
flooding of the power plant held us
back nearly two days, and then we
simply had to leave matter unset
and go to press, errors and all.
It is surprising and gratifying *to
how well the roads (of this
county have withstood the 15 days of
almost continuous rain. But the su
periority of road construction is not
confined ito Chatham, Think of a
Ford truck’s coming from Clinton to
Pittsboro Saturday morning in 6
hours. It is over 90 miles and the
weather—well, you recall what Thurs
day, Friday, and Saturday were.
Theodore Roosevelt has been nomi
nated by the Republicans for governor
of New York. Thus far the young
Theodore as followed almost identical
ly the footsteps of his father. But
being nominated for governor of New
York this year is not the same as
being elected, as young Roosevelt is
matched against A1 Smith as the
Democratic candidate and the man
that beats A1 in New York must be
some runner. It is likely that the par
allel between Father and Son Theo
dore will end with the November
Governor Morrison is reported to
have said that he will personally see
to it that Dr. Peacock is brought back
from California, Attorney-General
Manning can find no law authorizing
the extradition of a person on the
ground of insanity. Here’s hoping
Governor Morrison succeeds ,though
such a hope is clearly based on the
idea that Dr. Peacock’s imprisonment
was a penalty and not a precautionary
measure. The mischief was in the
acquittal of the butcher on the ground
of insanity, for that act put punish
ment as such beyond the power of the
At Kenansville there are some old
• fashioned children as evidenced by
I the fact that eleven have recently re-
I ceived prizes for memorizing the
! Child’s Catechism and will undertake
the Shorter Catechism next summer
— < Briii
John W. Kurfees, Concord Republi
can, twits President Coolidge with
weakly declining to make any state
ment as to his attitude toward the
because, forsooth, he is pres
ident of all the people or words to
that effect, while he has recently de
nounced the socialists. Mr. Kurfees
thinks there were no votes to lose
in denouncing the socialists, while it
is otherwise in the case of the Ku
Klux. Mr. Kurfees, writing an open
letter to Ike Meekins through the
Greensboro News, urges Mr. Meekins
to make his attitude toward Kluckers
clear without waiting for McLean, as
that gentleman, in Kurfee’s opinion,
will make no declaration.
Beating the University was no
marvel when the editor of th Record
was a Wake Forest student 1888-92. A
football game in those days was a
battle, and both teams were largely
composed of mature men. The youth
fulness of college students in these
days makes it practically impossible
to get a team to match those of the
earlier date in weight and brawn. In
those old days Wake Forest had actu
ally more students than the Universi
ty had and it w T as easy to match the
latter. On the other hand, it is a
real feat to pick a team from 600
students that can beat the best picked
from a student body of 2,000. Conse
quently, if there is any glory in a
football victory, the Wake Forest
team, in beating the University Sat
urday, won a full measure of it.
Here is what a California corres- i
pondent of Capper’s Weekly thinks j
of the tariff on sugar:
“Nearly everything has a tariff du
ty on it. Even the beeman got a 3
cent duty on honey. The sugar inter
ests got 2 cents. I bought 1,100 pounds
of sugar last year to feed my bees to
keep them from starving. And I’ll
have to repeat the same thing this
year on account of the drouth here.
Os course, that 2 cents a pound extra
that I paid as a tariff on sugar, went
to help some one who was selling sug
ar or growing sugar. But it seems
rather hard that I am obliged to pay
S6O in two years because of that ex
tra tax on sugar. There are probably
only 200,000 growers of sugar, but
that 2 cent tax on sugar causes every
household in the United States to
pay an extra $lO a year for its sug
Lawrence Stallings’ fortune is made.
Stallings is a graduate.of-wake For
est College, served with the marines
in France, returned a physical wreck
for the time being, but found his
affiancee ready to marry him, just
the same. She is the second daughter
of President Poteat of Wake Forest.
After regaining his health, young
Stallings became literary editor of one
of the great New York papers. He
has written a book and a play, both
presenting war in its true aspect. The
play, entitled “What Price Glory,”
was taking Broadway by storm. It
was predicted that it would run six
months on Broadway. But certain ar
my officers saw it and demanded that
it be stopped and the producers were
indicted on the ground of violation of
the “Defense Act,” since they alleged
it was preventing enlistment. Scarce
ly a better advertisement of Stallings’
play could have evolved.
If the state would parallel the rail
roads with its speedways and if the
traveling public prefers highway trav
el to railroad transit, there seems
nothing to do but let the railroads
take off non paying trains. This edi
itor was about the only one in the
state to oppose the policy of ex
pending the major part of the high
way funds, in paralleling the railroads.
He foresaw hurt to those vitally nec
essary utilities and little development
of the undeveloped sections of the
state through such a scheme. Speed
ways will, we fear, be found in the |
long run to. be of very litle value to j
the State’s progress. But a road across
country that provides transportation
facilities to sections remote from the
railroads is a real assets The great
central highway paralleling the rail
roads from Beaufort to Murphy can,
in the very nature of things, do very
j little toward the real development of
the state. People, as a rule, have no
I necessity to haul goods along by the
side of a railroad track, but to and
* from the railroads. But if mere rid
ing pays, the expenditure for parallel
roads should be excedingly profitable.
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; We are publishing isome of the
i propaganda for Governor Morrison’s
port bill. We wish we had space for
l all of the argument, pro and con, so
! that our readers might be in posi
; tion to form an intelligent opinion up
on the matter. But even the editor
! with access to a great deal of litera
[ ture on the subject, has not come
to a definite decision as to the practi
: cability of the $8,000,000 proposition.
It seems impossible for us to get awa\
from the vision of the Red River ,on '
whose banks we lived a while. Here
was a fine stream of water, navigable
from Shreveport to its confluence with
the Mississippi and available for big
steamers as far up as Alexandria, a
j city of 15,000, and yet the only boat
iwe ever saw on the Red was the
i government dredge boat and we cross
ed the bridge at Alexandria several!
times a week. The Mississippi, too, 1
j was largely unutilized. In view of
| those facts, we can only hesitate to j
! approve an eight million dollar ex- ;
penditure for ports. It is not right ;
unless they will be utilized. As for j
reduction of freight rates, this country I
has come to a pretty pass if it must!
spend millions uselessly to regulate
Don’t waste money on any of the
oil land spculations. The editor was
in Lousiana at the time of the open
ing of a small new oil field. Finally
when a proposition came that we knew
would mean a well, we took a little
stock, and sure enough the well came
in. But even when we had hit ’ it, j
it flowed so short a time that we got
only two-thirds of our money back.
Consider that, and think whatj
a fool you would be to buy “oil” lands !
in a state in which oil has not yet j
been discovered. Read the advertis- j
ment of our own Chatham county in- j
dustry, the Carolina Power Light !
Company, and you will see where you '
may invest money safely and profit
A regular Gulf storm was report
ed Tuesday headed this way. One good
thing—it will have a mischief of a
time knocking the cotton out, as such
storms are wont to do. Cotton will
have to be picked out a lock at a
time this year.
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WHAT OUR NEIGHBORS SAY |
SHAW WROUGHT GOOD WORK.
Harnett County News.
The News wishes to make apology.
We made mental note of the fact
that Brother Shaw had transfered
his title as editor and owner of the
Chatham Record to Brother Peter
son; but the rush after business and
the push of creditors has caused us
to neglect so wonderful an opportu
nity to pay tribute to a worthy
brother who has labored earnestly
honestly and we hope successfully in j
the field, as well also to greet an- !
other brother who takes up and
carries on that work. Colin G.
Shaw is not a man who seeks to
make friends of everybody, but this
was probably because he did not be
lieve in the impossible. Some of us
outside the province of Chatham are
of the opinion that some of his ene
mies there should have been ' his
friends. But that’s not our afiteir.
We maintain, however, that Colin
Shaw wrought a good work in Chath
am. Brother Peterson is a capable
newspaper man, and if the people of
Chatham county want a good news
paper they will do well to rally to the
support of The Record.
FIRE PREVENTION WEEK.
Insurance commissioner Stacey
Wade, who is also the fire marshal
of the state, anounces fire preven
tion week for October 5 to 11.
The department has prepared some
astounding figures, both the state
and the nation. In view of the North
Carolina losses something of t,he
plight of South Carolina people who
must pay vastly higher insurance
rates, can be judged. A big war in
the Palmetto state for. reductipn of
rates brought to . the insurance com
mission many companies who - declar
ed that on account of the excellent
supervision of North Carolina rates
are much lower. The losses still give
Mr. Wade the greatest concern.
Over 15,000 lives cost, and over 17,-
000 people seriously injured each
year in the United States.
The total estimated property loss
in the United States lor 1922 was over
$521,000,000; and the estimate for
1923 is that it as over $550,000,000.
The regular stock lire insurance
companies paid $21,700,000 for fire
losses in North Carolina during the
four years of 1920 to 1924. This repre
sents only about three fourths of the
total losses. The average annual fire
loss in North Carolina is running be
tween $6,000,000 and $8,000,000.
Fire l oss For August.
The state insurance department’s
official report of fires, just out,
I shows a North Carolina loss for
j August of $212,820. Excluding loss
in five fires during the month, caused
by lightning, $15,000, Commissioner
Wade says would legitimately reduce
the loss to $198,000, making four
months in sucession that the state
losses has been under $200,000.
The causes of the 140 fires were
principally shingle roofs, and defec
tive flues, 40 unknown, 34 adjoining
building, 8 oil stoves and overhot to
bacco flues 7 each; incendiary 6.
Raleigh correspondent, Daily News.
BODY OF WILLIAmTh. BURNS
WILL BE BURIED IN CHATHAM
[ °“ nn > 30.—The remains of
i William H. Burns, who died Saturday
• lat the home of his son, Merritt Burns
here was taken today to his
i. in Chatham county for interning De
-5 ceased was 75 years old and had
. been in declining health for several
months. The immediate cause nf f
his death, however was ™T USe . i
• Mr Burns’ was Tooted 5" eu "> onia ;
- the Missionary Banti«?t of
. good man. life , a
ed from his old home ®? n<Juct
‘ Elbert N. Johnson, pastornA^J? eV *
• Baptist church of p urm f the First
Octoner 7-10 iTst nTvi „ i i
• dates for the Big c oll n? ek ’ are the
r Siler City. Be there. oUnty Fair at
I Steiri Bros.l
I Sanford’s Exclusive Ladies’ Shop I
Pall [oats and f rocks I
I Bengoleni Frocks I
■ $24.95 to $39.30 I
I Bengoleni it tlie newest of all 1
A maserials fashioned into frocks s
fij this season. It was sponsored 'rM I
lin Paris and readily accepted by jjF/ijl! /i\\
I America. The Shilhoutte of Ben- m*/
1 goleni Frocks achieve youthful- raw*
BL ness in this straight, unbelted ra HTfUR
I lines, hanging slenderly from the Bi|||j| ajM
■ Coca Brown : jffl /
R and Black '
I are the colors worn ,
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I Fur Trimmed Coats
I $24.95, $39.50 to $75.00
I ' j Developed of Suede finished
I * \‘|H and lustre piled fabrics, with flat-
I tering turs on collars and cuffs
I «» jwy* and borders. Wrap around and
I straight line models are favored
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