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L C- Sowers, Mrs. J. C.
rs ' j ss Norine Sowers ol
So** 8 an en t last week-end with
Wa Mrs. J. E. Cathell. Miss
Dr ' an cathell accompanied them
Virginia s pend this week at
1101116 visiting 1 friends and rela
tiv€?' R a .Moore left today for
r ' . va where he has se
. a position in a bank there.
cure regu ii of the school elec-
was held here last Sat-
U " Mav 21st, is as follows:
votes were cast
; lit and fifty-egiht for it.
npie twenty-four who did
t vo te at all.
1 r ... T.rhn Womble spent last
Master Joim r
i n-ith his sister at L-arrboro.
$-eek >' iLa 1
jvhn M. Upchurch and
, I)en t last week with her
’ u ho lives at New Hill.
*^,, e Cpvvorth League met last
<s-rdav evening at the Methodist
Annie Lambeth, the
president called the meeting to or
’• ond The subject for
fltl dUU K
.. evening was ‘‘Belgium.” It
...Hhpiissed bv Miss Amev Worn
bk and others.
Some from here attended the
Memorial at Hank’s Chapel Sun-
Mr. T. B. Maddox of Moncure,
Jlr. J. W. Johnson, the mail ear
ner of Rt. tw and another Mr.
Johnson of Asbury Methodist
church and a Mr. Rose of Cum
r.-,ck auended the North Carolina
-acred musical orchestra which
tts held at Wade school audi-
Firium at Wade. Sunday, May 22
They (the above men) gave sev
eral splendid quartettes ,and
iir. Rose gave two lovely solos.
T v enj yed the program which
was splendidly rendered.
Misses Annie. Dorothy and Ro
krtha Lambeth will motor to Fay
etteville Thursday and spend the
week-end with relatives.
Miss Jesse Belle Strickland of
Dunn .who was one of the high
school teachers here last year,
spent last weekend with Miss Min
Miss Margaret Strickland is vis
iting relatives at Llllington for sev
tee County Man Cuts
Throat With Knife
Sanford. May 21.—C. J. Dick
ens. who lived on Route No. 50,
L-eo miles north of Sanford, com
u suicide this morning by se
‘! i:g his jugular vein with a
v.’.et knife. Mr. Dickens had not
- in good health and brooding
', e! s is thought to be the cause
<,f emitting the deed. Mrs. Dick
the house about nine a.
go to a neighboring saw-
V s anc * i o ft him in the house
, ne ‘ ~ ,n her return in a short
•‘■ie she was shocked to find his
~ ' ° n r^e tfont porch with his
-t-. bickons, who was about six
rT e “ IS 1 i a ? e , tvas a native of
(r e,,il( iucted a store near his
• Be is survived by his wife,
being born into the
THE MESSAGE OF AMERICAN
u,iox AUXILIARY poppy
Buy oiio T j -
fv ! 1 A stand for service. I
a r ‘ v COll -t to be earned by
LkM U( " necl serv ’ ce man in the
v. t u !iU nee ded it, and all
f, r ; 1 ‘ 1 J ne goes for service
v„. ‘ 1 hom the war is not
, y ll B uv Me! Wear Me—l
saerifical blood of the
1 Flanders Field. I
to all who died in
verence and under-
W ear Me.
."t a ,j. , ‘ ’"d Poppy which you
v. ear on Memorial
; ' h, stands for many
*°Ught * 1 19 war that was
who ( j; ( , ' d war; for the boys
jvvho did <me back; for those
h^Pitals retUrn - bUt Wh ° are still in
ideal s ut!,:: de to work; for the
little i(. f i SaW so clear ly then—the
that. p ir P ° ppy calls to mind all
olle gre-r ' t> aSt and alwa y s * the
“ s ervi Ce ” mbol of the P°PPy is
The Chatham Record
Bruce Craven Wants
To Organize The
Protestants of North Carolina—
Bruce Was On the Job And Said
A Few Mouthfuls.
It seems that Lexington has a
radio station, and they got Bruce
Craven over there the other night
to make it sing or ring. Bruce was
right on the job and said a few
mouthfuls. Here is part of it, as
reported by the Lexington Dis
patch, with an addition from the
original soarce :
“As subject for his address, the
bond lawyer from Trinity chose
“The Unknown Taxpayer,” saying
that he thought that a monument
should be erected to the taxpayer
as had been done for the unknown
soldier ,for just as the soldier stop
ped ihe bullets and shrapnel of the
war, so would the taxpayer pay
f r the improvements and progress
of the last years.
“The curse of the age is propa
ganda, said Mr. Craven, “for in
reading the newspapers of today,
one does not know what is news or
what is bunk. The editorial pages
of nearly all the papers of the stats
are either dead or expressing some
propaganda of the publishers.”
In urging the citizens to study
the finances and public business of
iis cities in which they live, the
speaker stated that the people of
the state and cities had indulged
.n two much boosting, that a
knocker of the sane, intelligent
kind could find the faults of a com
munity and correct them while
boosting tended to hide these same
faults. Saying that he considered
the last Lexington municipal elec
tion in which no partisan politics
appeared a good omen for safe and
ntelligeni government, Mr. Craven
emphasized that no community
could have an economical admin
istration of public affairs until
the interest of the citizens was
aroused in their government. The
average citizen of today is woefully
uninformed or misinformed on
public affairs, according to Mr.
Craven, who urged that eveny man
consider it his duty to know and
study the administration of affairs
in his particular city or commun
“They say we ought to stop
knocking! Stop knocking the pub
lic official who gets in on promises
he immediately forgets! Stop
knocking waste and extravagance!
Stop any knocking that might in
terfere with the inalienable rights
of the ones who are in! Never dare
to be a Protestant in Catholic
North Carolina! Never question
the infallibility of our political
popes and priests! Never protest
against the officer who insults the
unknown sold’.er, or the official who
tramples upon the unknown tax
payer! Ana then peace will dawn
like a deathly pall o’er our debt
covered posperity, and the lion and
the lamb will lie down together, the
democrat and republican, the
Anglo-Saxon and the African, the
standpatter and progressive, the
revenue officer and bootlegger, the
policemen and the thieves, and the
blaoksnake ar.d the little biddies!
And may God help the little biddies
and the unknown taxpayer!”
“I am starting a movement to
organize the Protestants of North
Carolina, and up to the present
time, I have two in the organiza
tion, and the other one has not
yet given me permission to use his
name. Several others have prom
ised to come in as soon as they see
which way the cat is going to
jump, and I have a waiting list of
two and a half million ready if they
think it will pay them.”
“I love the newspapers and have
been a newspaper editor myself,
but the propaganda and office seek
ing has gotten such a hold on
North Carolina journalism that the
editorials rustle like dead leaves
while you read them.”
“The saddest of all things in the
Protestant movement is that a man
starts out as a fire-eating insur
rectionist ,until he gets to going
good, and gets enough influence
to be worth something, and then
he begins paying an income tax and
is safe and sane forever.”
(Continued on page four)
PITTSBORO, N. C., CHATHAM COUNTY, THURSDAY, MAY 26, 1927
LINDBERG IS A
American Youth Flies Across
Atlantic and Finds Himself
Famous In a Day
The whole world is ringing with
praise and admiration of young
Lindbergh who is first to fly across
the Atlantic in a single flight .
The youthful American (he is
only) set out from New York alone
Friday morning and winged his
way a distance of nearly 3,000
mil's* without leaving his seat,
landing in Paris 33 hours later after
h ; s start and finding himself fa
It had been only ten days since
two French fliers had undertaken
to come across and had been lost,
Accordingly, the world knew the
hazards of the attempt and watch
ed with great concern for news of
the intrepid flier, and when the
wires rang with the report that
h’’s plane had been sighted winging
i s way across Ireland, joy was un
founded. All Paris was on the
’lert. It was near midnight in
France when the boy arrived over
the French capital, but tens of
thousands were on the watch, and
when he landed it was difficult for
the American Ambassador to res
cue him from the cheering mob
Which bore him aloft about the
The youth had no idea of the
furor that his successful attempt
had raised, and confidentially told
Ambassador Merrick that he didn’t
know anybody in France and had
brought along two or three letter’s
of introduction. The Ambassador,
no doubt hiding a smile, told the
youngster to go to bed and rest
assured that everybody in France
would know him when he arose.
Feared DePinedo Has Been Lost
While the world was rejoicing
over the achievement of young
Lindbergh in flying across the At
lantic, the news came Monday that
De Pinedo and two companions had
not arrived at the Azores on their
flight from New Foundland.
De Pinedo, an Italian, has won
much fame in recent months by his
flights in various parts of the
world, including the crossing of the
Atlantic by stages from island to
island. After flying over many
courses in the two American con
tinents, he set out to wing his
way back to Italy, and now it is
feared that this intrepid man and
his equally brave comrades are
added to the list of victims of the
attempt to conquer the air.
Receipts For Flood
Plan for Eight-Months Term In
County Scholos Loses Every
The following amounts are re
ported as received here for the re
lief of flood victims.
Mr. and Mrs. J .R. Miliken S 5.00
Mrs. Emma B. Siler, chair
man Red Cross Auxiliary,
Siler City 86.53
Mrs. N. M. Hill, chairman
Chatham county Chapter
Red Cross 30.00
Fayetteville M. E. con
ference, by Rev. C .M.
Bynum M. E. church, Rev.
Mr. Brown, pastor 27.00
Mrs. C. C. Poe 1.00
Mrs. O. C .Kennedy, Brick
Dr. W. B. Chapin 2.00
Total received since last
NEGRO IS GROUND TO DEATH
UNDER TRAIN AT SALISBURY
Salisbury, May 21.—Jelding Hy
man, negro, about 22, was ground
to death under a freight train as
it was leaving the city this after
noon. Hyman had been here today,
having come in from Baltimore,
and it is thought was catching the
train to compleet his journey to
his home at Greenville, S. C. The
remains now await some one to
U. S. Flyers
New York to Paris Derby
Defeated 8 to 1
None of the opporents of the
proposition to levy a tax to sup
port an eight months school term
in every district of the county of
Chatham dared predict so over
whelming a defeat as the proposi
tion met at the polls Saturday. Four
to one had been a high guess, but
the result seems to have just about
doubled that figure ,and the pro
position was buried with an oppo
sition vote of about eight to one.
The figures are not ail at hand
when til’s is written .but a rough
estimate indicates that not more
than 500 votes out of a registra
tion of Lour thousand were cast
for the county-wide tax. Baldwin
township came nearer going for
the tax than any other, and it was
lost there by more than a score of
votes. Center otwnship (Pitts
boro) gave the next largest pro
portional vote for the tax, and yet
there were only 139 here out of a
registration of 390. Siler City
gave the very same number for it
as did Pittsboro, L 39, but the regis
tration in that township, (Mat
thems), was 750, making the de
feat nearly 4 to 1. Upper Bear
Creek (Bonlee) gave 53 votes for
it. Outside of these bunches of
votes the thing was almost un
naimously against the proposition.
For institnee, Williams township
gave only three votes for the tax.
Hickory Mountain with a registra
tion of about 400 gave less than a
dozen for the tax. New Hope,
Hadley, Oak Grove, and Gulf were
practically units against the pro
position. Cape Fear, with Moncure
as a nucleus, gave a larger per
The proponents of the measure
had to beat the registration books,
but many opponents made assur
ance doubly sure by going to the
polls and voting, with the result
that the actually cast vote against
was probably several times larger
than that for the measure.
Young Woman Is
Victim of T. B.
Miss Leola Eubanks, daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Walker Eubanks of
the Gum Springs section, died
Thursday last, a victim of tubercu
losis. The burial took place at
Rock Springs cemetery a mile or
two north of Pittsboro.
Arrangements were made some
time ago to put her at the Sana
torium, but her case was pronounc
ed too far advanced for successful
treatment, and she remained at
Much sympathy is felt for the
family of the young lady.
Protracted Meeting In
Progress at M. E. Church
A series of meetings is being
hold at the Methodist church under
the auspices of Pastor Lance and
Mrs. C. L. Steidley, assistant to
the pastor of the Tryon Street
church, Charlotte. Mrs. Steifley,
while not claiming 1 to preach, is
delivering some interesting and
valuable address that many think
may well be called sermons, and
good ones at that.
It is alright to laugh last if the
Brickhaven, May 23. —Mrs. O. C.
Kennedy has been spending a short
while with her parents, Rev. and
Mrs. C. L. Dowell of Forestville.
Miss Buck Kennedy of Salem
Academy spent last week-end at
home. Ruth is quite a favorite and
her visits home are always wel
comed by her friends.
Among the graduates of Mere
dith College this year is Miss Mary
Roberts Seawell of Carthage, a sis
ter of our Mr. C. Seawell of
the Cherokee Brick Co. Mr. Sea
well is in Raleigh this week-end at
tending the commencement exer
! The Bacccalaurete sermon before
the graduating class Sunday at
eleven A. M., delivered by Dr. Ed
| win McNeil Poteat was one of the
most inspiring and effective this
; writer has ever beard. Would that
I everybody everywhere could have
• the opportunity of having such
masterful, inspiring messages.
Miss Annie Utley spent last week
in Raleigh with her sister, Miss
Mary Lee Utley who is attending
Miss Harlbarger’s Secretarial
Miss Frances Thompson was the
guest of Mrs. Beddoes of Raleigh
I last week-end.
The Jr., C. E. Society in still
| progressing nicely under Mrs. Ken
-1 nedy’s efficient leadership, and
holds its meetings regularly every
i Sunday evening. The youngsters
are very enthusiastic and take a
great deal of interest in the pro
Mr. J. .H Lawrence and his
mother, Mrs. Rose Lawrence were
in Raleigh Friday. Mrs. Lawrence
is taking treatment for high blood
: pressure and seems to be getting
Mr. W. A. Griffin has been on a
short visit with his brother, Mr.
Frank Griffin of near Siler City.
Martha’s Chapel Wins
From Olive’s Chapel
Martha’s Chapel, May 21—Mar
tha’s Chapel defeated Olive Chapel
here today to the tune of 6-5.
It was a pretty pitchers’ duel be
j tween “Red” Barbee for the locals,
and G. Passmore for the visitors,
until the seventh inning, when the
local boys hopped on Passmore of
ferings for four hits and four runs.
Ferrell W. Barbee and E. Barbee
led in the hitting for the locals by
getting two each. Ferrell got a
| singe and a tripple, while Barbee
and Barbee got two singles each.
Roy Yates of the locals also gave
! the fielding feature of the game
by backing to deep left field and
robbing Passmore, of a long hit
in the fourth inning.
Olive Chapel started a rally in
! the ninth inning, but it was nipped
in the bud when “Red” Barbee fan
i ned E. Mills, Olive Chapel’s second
[ baseman and star performer from
! At'ake Forest. Sad for them with
| two men left on base.
Olive Chapel was badly disap
i pointed with Mr. Mills, but we
guess it was one of his bad days,
by winning today’s game. Martha’s
Chapel increased its percentage to
seven won, and lost one, having
only played eight games this sea
MEMORIAL DAY LAST SUNDAY
Sunday was annual memorial
day at Hanks’ Chapel, three miles
east of Pittsboro, and it was a
big old occasion—a great crowd and
a great dinner. Pastor J. Fuller
Johnson, Rev. G. R. Underwood,
Dr. Boone and Mr. DeWitt Boone
of Durham, E. Y. Farrell and
Theron Farrell of Alamance county,
and Attorney A. C. Ray of Pitts
boro were the principal speakers.
Several others made appropriate
To Conduct Revival.
Bonlee, May 21.—Rev. M. I.
Harris, of Lincolnton ,a man of
unusual preaching ability, will as
sist the pastor, Rev. E. W. Byerly,
in a series of revival services, be
ginning Sunday evening, May 22.
Good night—Have you paid your
Many Cases Disposed of During
Week—No Single Case of Great
Last week was a busy one in
court. Scores of cases were dis
posed of, but few were of any
great interest. A notable feature
of the week was the number of
?ases submitted to Judge Harris for
decision. It was a rare occurrence
for a case to go to the jury. It
was practically the equivalent of
one of Judge Harris’ recorder’s
courts in Raleigh before his elec
tion to the superior court bench.
There were, too, the usual large
number of submissions.
Cases Disposed Os.
The following cases were tried
and finally disposed of, except so
far as convicted parties were re
quired to report good behavior at
Hannah Leach, called, failed,
judgment, capias. W. J. Phillips,
called but didn’t answer. Judgment.
J. H. Williams and Norah Wil
liams, submit, costs .
James Williams and Dorothy
Short get off with costs.
Hoyle Dowd, two to five years in
oenitentiary for larceny. Vannie
f)owd gets same dose.
Maynard Kendrick, for his share
in robbing Harden filling station
at Ore Kill, escaped with costs.
Tcm Taylor goes to roads six
months, for stealing.
Carl Phillips was fined $25.00 in
Red Carter, who was given a
chance in March to work for Attor
ney Fred Paschall and who
wouldn’t work, got a six month’s
term on the roads. Fred got a half
day of real work out of Red by
working with him. He promised
Red a pair of shoes Saturday night
if he would work that way the rest
of the week. Red seemed agree
able, but when Lawyer Fred left
the job, Red found it lonesome and
quit. He will probably have the
necessary company for the next six
D. R. Johnson, 12 months on
roads in liquor case suspended on
payment of costs and report good
behavior for two years and not
drive a car for two years.
Ben Grimes gets off with part of
George Walters goes to roads
four months for larceny.
C. A. Stevenson and Frank Biv
ens pay $25 each fine and costs.
Ben Jones, liquor case, costs.
Hardy Cook not quilty in liquor
case, but Auburn Johnson and Ike
Clark guilty; Johnson SSO and
costs; Clark $25 and costs.
Sim Cotten pleads quilty to
operating car while drunk. One
year on roads.
Jim Cotten pleads guilty of as
sault, SSO and costs.
Donnie Leach, 8 months for li
quor and gambling.
Ivey Murchison, larceny, four
months. Same in Floyd Langley,
driving car while drunk, must sell
car and must not drive a car for 12
Mark Brewer has liquor case nol
Henry Gilliland ,disturbing school
entertainment, SSO and costs; Joe
Siler in same case gets off with
Will Mims, one year in peniten
tiary for larceny.
Orren Mims, costs, and show
good behavior for one year.
Fisher Headen, guilty of posses
sion of liquor. Costs, with consent
that officers may search his prem
ises without warrant for next two
C. J. Jones, driving car while
drunk, SSO and costs and must not
drive car in two years.
542.75 taken from Jake Oldham
who pleaded guilty of forgery is
ordered returned to Farmers’ Bank
as a part of the money secured
from that bank on forged check.
Oldham goes to pen 1 to 3 years.
George Lutterloh, pleads guilty;
must pay state’s witness SSO before
June court, otherwise 6 months.
Clyde Fox, driving while drunk,
SSO and costs, or roads six months.
Eulis Nicholson, larceny, six
(Continued on page four)
VOLUME NO. 49
George Washington Lodge, N®w
-174, A. F. A. M., met in regular
session Saturday, May 21 and elect>
ed for the Masonic year the follow
Worshipful Master, J. R. Lassi
Senior Warden, Robert Sey~
Junior Warden, Leon Wilson.
Secretary, J. R. Matthews.
Treasurer, Jack Horton.
Eiler, Enivar Lasater.
Mr. N. J. Wilson attended court
at Pittsboro last week.
The faculty for Bell’s school ha*
not yet been selected for next term.
Dr. Upchurch has had quite a
lot of patients lately.
Mrs. Exilee Truelove reports her
mother who has been ill, consider
Vote On County-
Wide School Tax
There follows a tabulation of the
vote by precincts of the election
Saturday as far as reported Tues
Precinct Registered For Tax
Albrights 420 32 ’
Buck Horn 144 18
East Bear Creek 293 53
Bear Creek west 420 21
Siler City 675 139
Haw River 141 58
Ha.dley 285 19
Richmond 286 46
Williams 214 3
Mount Vernon 178 18
Center 389 139
Hickory Mt. 400 10
Baldwin ? 106
Merry Oaks ? None
Gulf ? ?
Oak Grove ? ?
New Hope ? ?
The lack cf a few registration
figure and that of the vote of New
Hope, . Gulf and Oak Grove pre
vent an exact estimate of the ratio
of the vote for and against. But it
is a fai restimate to say that there
were about six against to one for
the proposition. Baldwin gave the
largest percentage for and Merry
Oaks led against with a goose egg.
Mr. H. H. Straughan, of Row
land, but formerly of this town,
passed through Pittsboro Monday
on his way to visit a daughter in
Burlington. Mr. Straughan says
that he recalls working in J. A.
Hornady’s blacksmith shop here
50 years ago when he was a 15
year old boy. Mr. Hornady began
to preach while he was working
with him. Mr. H. must himself
have bene quite a young black
smith, as he died a well known
Methodist minister only a few
years ago and didn’t die of old age.
We are told that he began his reg
ular ministry at Maxton, and his
last appointment was in the same
town. The editor of the Record
has read a number of articles from
the pen of Mr. Hornady and is con
vinced that the young blacksmith
became quite a scholarly man.
Mrs. G. C. Cole On
By some inadvertence, the Re
cord failed to note the death of
Mrs. G. C. Cole, of Gulf, who died
of high blood pressure April 29.
She had given birth to an infant
only a week before her death. She
leaves ninte children,, the oldest
Mrs. Cole was Miss Minnie Page,
a native of Randolph county.
The burial was at Gulf Presby
terian cemetery, the funeral ser
vices being conducted by Rev. C.
L. Wicker, her pastor.
The number of small children
left motherless makes this an ex
ceedingly sad death. Mrs. Cole
was only 35 years of age.
A man at Olympia, Wash., has
developed a barkless dog. Now for
howless tom cats. And scratchless
hens. And talkless worn—. No, we
won’t say it.