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The Chatham Record. 1
I O. J. PETERSON
Editor and Publisher
One Year $1.50
Six Months - *75
The big Democratic majority in
Chatham is a feather in the cap of
Senator W. P. Horton, chairman of
the county Democratic executive com
mittee. He succeeded in getting out
a much larger vote than could well
have been expected under the circum
stances. The five Repuoiican town
ship majorities of former years were
virtually wiped out, only Albright
remaining in the Republican column
and that with a greatly reduced ma
Mussolini, the Italian Fascist dic
tator, has escaped another bullet
aimed at him by a would-be assassin.
Th' : is the sixth attempt at the dic
tator’s life. The man hasn’t been the
least bit frightened o; excited on
either occasion. The bullet shot at
him Sunday ripped a piece out of his
coat. The youth who fired the shot
was killed by the infuriated crowd.
The man is a marvel of courage and
seems to bear almost a charmed life.
The old-time Josephus Daniels
made another appearance a few days
ago, when in an address he favored
the Australian ballot, because, for
sooth, the experiment in Buncombe
county had increased the Democratic
majority. In the same speech he fav
ored an eight-months school term for
all the schools of the state, but one
naturally wonders, under the circum-1
stances, whether his support of that
proposition is based upon anvthing
more than the hone that it would fur
ther aggrandize the party record.
We learned of a Sampson countv
farmer who is buying cotton to hold
instead of raising a crop next year.
He says he can buy it cheaper than he
can make it, and will buy and hold.
At present it seems that there will
be many a Southern farmer who will
not risk anything on a cotton cron
next year. But every time one such
is reported the possibility is another
will risk the more because of his ex
pectation that others will grow less or
Folk who buy lard are finding the
large cotton crop helpful in lowering
the price of that necessity A Pitts
boro merchant predicted a price of 12
cents within six weeks.
The bus fare to Sanford should be
reduced to seventy-five cents, the
same as that ts Chapel Hill and that
to Siler City. There is certainly no
reason why the fare over a smooth,
level hard-surfaced road to Sanford
should be higher than that over the
poorer roads to Chapel Hill and Siler
City, when the distances are the same.
The rate to Sanford was fixed at
a dollar when the trip was 24 miles
over a dirt road and been
changed. There is little, if any, ques
tion that the bus loses enough busi
ness becouse of the higher rate to
counterbalance gains from the old
rate. The writer himself has a 1 low
ed the extra fifty cents for a trin to
decide him against it several times
when the advisability of going was
already one of doubt.
* When one knows that it costs $7.50
to put a three-column article in type,
it will not be surprising that such
an article has been rewritten and
shortened by more than half. It takes
quite a healthy article to be worth
$7.50 to a country newspaper.
It was quite a distinction for Mr.
Arthur London, a medical student in
Philadelphia, to be chosen as one of
the ushers at the reception given by
that city to Queen Marie. Another
North Carolinian, young Martin, son
of President Martin of Davidson Col
lege, was similarly honored.
Inadvertently, the Record listed
Mr. L. P. Dixon, of Siler City, as the
Republican candidate for solicitor last
«week, and when the mistake was dis
covered the attention to the broken
press caused the error to be left. R.
H. Dixon, Jr., was the Dixon on the
THE HALLOWE’EN FESTIVAL
The annual Hallowe’en Festival of
the Parent-Teacher Association, as
heretofore gave to old and young an
evening of fun with the ghosts,
witches, goblins and blackcats.
The program consisted of a short
play appropriate to the season in
which the ghosts, goblins, witches and
fairies played their parts well. Black
cats, singly and in groups also did
their part to beset the paths of
naughty boys and girls.
The Grand March of those in cos
tume was a very entertaining fea
ture. Prizes were given to Margaret
Brooks, who was dressed as a pirate.
Loula Foushee Hinton, Settle and
Allie Peoples Bell who were dress nl
as , pumpkins, and as a clown. Com
plimentary mention was made c 1
Nannie Lar.ius, wh*s represented
Louise M. Alcott.
The Hallowe’en novelty, ice cream
candy and peanut booths decoded
very elaborately in Hallowe’en col
ors, black cats, witches, Autumn
!PT ling Jack-O-Lanterna,
w.th their display of good things to!
ea ~L * iiade an attractive scene. I
The booths were presided over bv 1
N IC C V L HayeS - Walter John- I
Shiver, George Bmver I
" , ’After V thl CTS and A ' B ' Cam P en - Jr-'
** ter the program a basket ball
Rv^, S Pl \ yed , botween Pittsboro
20 d andlllR 1 • SCl i°° ls wbich end * d with
™A 8 , ln favor ‘ of Bynum.
«(Mnn Proceeds were about
$94.00 with $16.00 expenses.
clodd gave this
a good ShowerJatje Sunday.
i How Time and Money Are Wasted
' In School
Mies Lucy Gage, a teacher from
Nashville, Team, in speeches m this
state, hts advocated letting children
lo as they please in the first two
grades, thereby developing initiative
and gradually learnihg things of their
jwn accord. We agree with Miss
Gage Jhat much of the forma)
teaching in the primary grades is
•absolutely useless, that the state
3ays for the teaching of things thau
th« child would naturally learn if lest
to Wi^ : dwfi activities, but there is no
reason why the children should go
to school in order to be allowed to do
as they please and learn spontaneous
ly. Keeping them at home is cheaper.
Any child short of idiotcy would learn
that 2 and 2 make four by the time he
is eight years of age. scet highly
skilled teachers are employed to teach
them this and other things just as
vearJilv learned in ordinary childish
If chiidren were started m arithme
tic in the sixth grade they could learn
everything in the elementary course
in two years, that is, if they have any
sense. And if they haven’t Fiat com
modity, they will Act learn it at all.
As an illustration, men
in North Carolina public life, Herbert
Peele, editor of the Elizabeth City
Advance, and David H. Bland, judge
of the Recorder’s Court in Wayne
county. Both were bright boys. We
*have heard a lawyer of distinction, in
the state predict that David Bland
would serve on the supreme court
bench if he lives long enough. Yet
David began arithmetic as a child
and when this writer began to teach
him in the fall of 1892 he had reached
Sanford’s Common School Arithmetic.
Herbert Peele, maybe a few months
younger, had never studied arithmetic
at all, his father, the philosopher Rev.
R. E. Peele believing it useless to be
gin the study so young.. Herbert
started with only what he had
naturally learned about numbers. He
was in David’s class in the Common
School Arithmetic in only a few
months, long before the end of the
The foregoing is suggestive, not
theory but actual fact, and would in
dicate that one way to meet the de
mands of the schools is to take less
time to teach such subjects as arith
metic. All there is of it of practical
vmlue is writing numbers, addition,
subtraction, multiplication, division,
fractions, common and decimal, and
the learning how to attack problems.
Yet after the average child has been
studying the subject for seven years,
he could not tell correctly whether
the process involved in the solution of
the following problem, What will an
acre of land cost, if two-thirds of it
costs S4O, is multiplication or divi
sion. Years are given to the mastery
of processes and very little effectual
work done in developing the ability
to attack the ordinary problem.
The thorough teaching of the me
chanical processes should not require
more than a year or two if the chil
dren began when what they accom
plished in a year might be accomplish
ed in two days. And then, if they had
this one principle thoroughly drilled
nto them, that when the value of
unity is sought it is a matter of divi
sion, and when anything else thai
unity is sought, in such a problem at
the one. above, multiplication is th<
process involved, they would be large
ly fortified for the attack. Applyinj
that principle to the problem above, i
is seen that it is a problem in divi
lion, but try it and see how mam
seventh-graders will recognize it a
At least a few Chatham county
farmers should plant barley this
year. See County Agent Shiver.
Her friends will be interested to
.earn that Mrs. Bettie Thomas, widow
of Mr. J. H. Thomas, has moved t
% Girl Held for Keeping *
Bracelet She Found %
* New York. —After refusing to *
* surrender a bracelet which she *£
* had found because she had not
* been paid a reward, Miss Salena *
* Fasolt, twenty-two years, old, a
* purchasing agent for the Henry *
4s street settlement house, was *
held in SI,OOO bail for the grand *
* jury by Magistrate Simpson in *
* West Side court. Magistrate *
* Simpson said that under a sec- *£
tion of the penal code a finder of
j lost property must endeavor to -4jc
* return it to the loser. *
* Miss Fasoit found the bracelet, *
*jc valued at $l5O, after it had been
* lost by Miss May Treanor, a *
4c telephone operator at Forty-fifth *
* street and Broadway. Mis's *
* Treanor advertised her loss. She %
% received a telephone call from *
4c Miss Fasolt,. who said she had *
* found the bracelet. They later £
j met at a hotel, but Miss Fasold *
£ would not return the bracelet j
j without a reward of $75 she said *
X was promised. *
Farm for Rent—two to four-horse;
Part river land, part hill land in
good state es cultivation. Tenant maj
clear all the land he wishes and have
, T free of rent; good market for the
' wood at Bynum.
| good buildings, barn, stables, located
o:i Haw River 2 miles below Bynum.
I DIVERSIFICATION PAYS. Do it
wTh pecan trees. You can learn how
to succeed with them by writing J.
B. Wright, Cairo, Ga.
DR. LUTHER C. ROLLINS
Siler City, N. C.
Qffieecver Siler Drug Store.
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FARM TO RENT
Two-horse farm one miie South of
Pittsboro, on hard.surface road. Ap
ply to P. O. Box No. 18G. Nov 4, 2tp.
Early Jersey Cabbage plants now j
,'cady—$1.50 per thousand, postage
repaid. Other varieties ready a lit- j
!e later. A. B. Clegg, Moncure, N. C.
.s i. a. kj rviN —lo
oan the farmers of Chatham cuunt\
.vithm next ninety days. Loans fro*>
1 to 30 years at 5 1-2 per cent. V.
i. Johnson. Pittsboro.
Where is the place to buy your fa 1 !
-,uit? At J. J. Johnson & Co. Jusi
eceived a new line.
Shoes! Shoes! We have them and
he prices are just what you are look
ng. us before you buy.—J. J.
Furniture —Yes we have a good line
.nd the prices are right. See us and
ave money.—J. J. Johnson & Co.
Each year health authorities wage
war on lues, nl.vo4uil.oes auu |
sease carrying insects. To assist them .
t>" fi~ t 1 -. o— j
at the foremost scientific research
nstitute of its kind m tne Wui'iu.
iy-Tox is now used thruout the civ
ized world. Get Fly-Tox from you.
ctailer, always in bottles with blue
There is only one Fly-Tox.
Fly-Tox comes in biue labeled bot
Fly-Tox tonight and arise tomor
ow from sleep undisturbed by mos
E. S. VanAlstyne.
Cross-Marks Monger Building,
SANFORD, N. C.
Acute and Chronis Diseases
1 A. M.-2 P. M. 3-6 P. M. 7-8 P. M
hat ham B’nk Bldg. Makepeace Bldg
3iler City, N. C. Sanford, N. C
In Pittsboro for the time being,
( Miss Lucile Peterson, a recent gradu
ate as a nurse, offers her professional
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Pa- ung this day qualified as ad
inictrato • rs the ootato of
eecased, late cf Chatham County, N
I hereby notify all persons hav
; ng claims aga nst the estate to pre
cut them duly proven to the under
, ugned cn or before
20th DAY OF OCTOBER, 1527
>r this notice will be pleaded in bar
f their recovery.
All persons indebted to the estate
are requested to make immediate nav
This the lfth day < October, 1926.
_ F * M * B arber
’HE CHATHAM RECORD
Child’s Best Laxative is
j “California Fig Syrup"
Hurry Mother! Even a bilious, con
stipated, feverish child loves the
taste of “California Fig Sy
rup” and it never fails to open the
bowels. A teaspoonful today may
prevent a sick child tomorrow.
Ask your druggist for genuine “Cal
ifornia Fig Syrup” which has direc
jtions for babies and children of all
jages printed on bottle. Mothc ! You
I must say “California” cr you may
get an imitation fig syrup.
is a Prescription tor
Co!ds, Grippe, Flu, Dengue,
Biiicus Fever and Malaria.
QR. J. D. GREGG
Bonlee Monday, Tuesday, and Wed
nesday of each week.
it Liberty Thursday, Friday, and
IN THE SUPERIOR COURT
». N. Lasater, Administrator of
he estate of Needham H. Har
Willie H. Harris et als.
The defendants, Willie H. Harris,
Mamie Harris, R. G. Harris, Fannie
Harris, Nathan Harris, Daisy Harris,
Abraham Harris, Dora Harris, Till
3ennett, Lola Bennett, A. Davis and
Lillie May Davis, and all other per
sons interested in the estate of Need
lam H. Harris, deceased will take
lotice that an action as above en
tled has been commenced in the Su
erior Court of Chatham County,
forth Carolina, for the purpose of
elling real estate which is described
i complaint; and that said defen
ants will further take notice that
hey are to appear before the Clerk
f Superior Court at his office in th*
lourt House at Pittsboro, North Car
lma, on or before the second day of
■ecember, 1926, and answer or de
u.r to complaint filed in this cause
r the pla ntifF will apply to the court
or the relief demanded.
This Ist day of November, 1926
, E. B. HATCH,
Clerk of the Superior Court
t >4 , or Chatham. County, N. C
Jov. 4, 4tc.
Having qualified as Executors of
he estate of the late Aaron Fred
nomas, deceased, this is to notify
11 persons holding claims against
aid estate to exhibit the same on
r the 29 th day of September,
92/, or this notice will be pleaded in
ar of their recovery. All persons
mooted to the said estate will make
x 29th day c-f September, 1926.
L. E. WALDEN & J. K. BARNES,
Executors of the estate of Aaron
Fred Thomas, deceased.
Having this day qualified as ad
ninistrator of the estate of
J. H. THOMAS
eceased, late .ai county, N.
k, I hereby notify all persons‘hav
ng claims against the estate to pre
ent them duly proven to the under
igned on or before the 29th. day of.
September, 1927, or this notice will be
jleaded in bar of their recovery.
All persons indebted to the estate '
ire requested to make immediate pay- '
L. E. THOMAS, Administrator
A. C. RAY, Attorney.
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