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ESTABLISHED SEPTEMBER 19,1878
MR. C.C. BREWER
AT SILER CITY
Leaves Bonlee Bank and is
Succeeded by W. T. Brooks
—Annual Meeting Held
GOOD YEAR IS REPORTED)
BONLEE, Jan. 29.—C. C. Brewer
resigned the eashiership of the Peo
ples Bank and Trust company, which
he has held during the past four
years, and W. T. Brooks was elected
to succeed him at the annual meet
ing of the board of directors of the
bank, Eugene Foust, of Mount Ver
non Springs, was added to the board
of directors. All the other officers
The usual divident of six per cent
was declared, and the cashier’s re
port of the business of the past year
showed the institution in fine con
dition. Bank clearings for the Bon
lee office totalled around $1,000,000
during 1927. Clearings at the Ben
nett branch ran around $500,000.
The bank has a capital stock of $26,-
000. Undivided profits amount to
$3,549, and this, with the surplus
fund, amounts tc SIO,OOO. -
“Business during 1927,” says Mr.
Brewer, the retiring cashier, “was as
good as we expected. In some cases
it was better. Business during
will be fair. People are more on a
conservative line than they were a
few years ago.”
Mr. Brewer became cashier of the
Peoples Bank and Trust company
four years ago. During these years
he has been instrumental in putting
the institution on a firm financial
basis, and it is with regret that Bon
lee sees him leave. Mr. Brewer be
comes cashier of the Chatham bank,
at Siler City, effective February 1.
He remains a member of the board
of directors of the local bank. It is
expected that he will move his fam
ily to Siler City at an early date.
Mr. Brooks, who succeeds as cash
ier of the local bank, is a member
of the board of commissioners of
Chatham county, and is a man thor
oughly cognizant of the business
conditions of this entire territory. He
has a reputation as a capable busi
Officers re-elected by the board
of directors are: President, C. M. An
drews of Greensboro and Bonlee;
assistant cashier, Mrs. B. F. Moffitt,
cashier of the Bennett branch, J. A.
Purvis of Bennett
The annual meeting of the stock
holders, which number between 50
and 60, was held at two o’clock
Thursday afternoon at the bank.
The board of directors is as fol
lows: B. H. Waddell, W. B. Brooks,C.
M. Andrews, C. C. Brewer, all of
onlee; Eugene H. Foust, of Mount
Vernon Springs; G. B. Emerson of
Bear Creek; R. H. Thomas of route
five, Siler City; and J. A. Purvis,
WARREN NORWOOD DEAD
One of the saddest deaths this
paper has reported in quite a while
is that of Warren Norwood, a mem
ber of the senior class of Pittsboro
school, which occurred Sunday at
Watts Hospital, where he had been
taken a week or more before for
treatment for what is reported to
have been blood poison.
The young man was a son of Mr.
A. J. Norwood of Baldwin township,
and was a fine youth. He had driv
en the school bus from his commu
nity to the s.'hool before Christmas,
but fearing that he w*as losing l * time
from his studies had come to board
with Mrs. F. W. Beard for the spring
The burial took place Monday af
ternoon at Pleasant Hill church. Pas
tor E. A. Brown, of the Haw River
circuit, conducted the funeral ser
vice, which was attended by mem
bers of his class.
* The Record extends the sympathy
of his many friends to Mr. and Mrs. j
Norwood in the loss of their fine
PARENTS AND TEACHERS
MEET AT BELL’S SCHOOL
APEX. Jan. 30.—The Parent-
Teachers Association of Bell’s school
held its regular monthly meeting on
Wednesday evening, January 25th.
An interesting program on the sub
ject of health was given by about
twenty pupils of the grammar grade.
After this came an excellent address
by Dr. G. M. Cooper, Director of
the Bureau of Health Education,
representing the N. C. Board of
Health. Dr. Cooper’s talk centered
chiefly around the undernourished
children of North Carolina and tha
remedy of such conditions. Another
unusual feature of the program w r as
a talk by Miss Guinn of the high
school faculty in which interesting
figures were given out based on a
recent health survey project in the
c ementary grades.
'he Parent-Teacher association is
a new experiment at Bell’s, having
)e,, n organized some few months
ago with the assistance and interest
* r *own at the meetings thus far,
however, indicate that such an or
ganization may be successful even
J n a rural consolidated school.
J- P. Batson of Pender county has
bought a new tractor which he paid
H> r with demonstration fed hogs.
Gver SBO,OOO in new money was
brought into the county last v«ar
Horn the sale of such demonstra-
Hons fed hogs.
The Chatham Record
This is a Photograph of the check received from Mary land Casualty Co. covering entire loss sustained by Peoples
Bank & Trust Co., of Bennett, N. C., by “hold up” January 7th.
BYNUM ON THE AIR
McDaniel’s Orchestra Broad
casts from Raleigh—Heard
By Many Chathamites.
It is interesting, to note that By
num has a string band which has |
reached such a degree of skill that j
it made a successful broadcast over j
the radio one night last week. All !
the Bynum folk who could reach
radios listened in, and reports of
Pittsboro and country people enjoy
ing the entertainment also have been
received. Bynum’s turn at the air
not only furnished music but adver
tised the cotton mill, Atwater and
Lambeth s store, C. E. Durham s
store, and possibly other Bynum in
Mr. H. F. Durham reports that he
and his family enjoyed the music
from Mr. J. L. Self’s radio, and was
gratified to know* that Bynum has
such an efficient orchestra.
Mr. W. M. Barber accompanied by
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Harris and Albert
Oldham, left last week to spend a
while in Florida. No doubt they
are enjoying being in the land of
The banquet given by the Eastern
ktar in* honor of the Masons and
their wives here and at Gulf last
Friday evening was well attended
and much enjoyed. The members of
the Eastern Stars worked faithfully
and deserve much credit in this most
It seems that Mr. Wesley Oldham
has had bad luck with his homes.
About two Weeks ago his home
caugh ton fire and burned down. He
moved into another home and it was
burned yesterday morning. Very
little was saved from the flames.
Mr. and Mrs. F. M. Barber are
nicely located in their beautiful new
home on north highway.
Misses Laura and Nellie Bowman
of East Bend returned home last
Sunday after spending some time
with their sister, Mrs. F. M. Barber.
The people in and around Corinth
were very much shocked last Tues
day when Mr. L. H. Mims died at
his home almost sudden. He will be
greatly missed by his friends, for
he was admired by all who knew him.
Mr. B. N. and E. V. Dickens left
Sunday for Washington, where they
will visit Mr. Harvey Dickens.
Miss Lelia Justice spent a pleas
ant week-end in the home of Mr.
and Mrs. L. H. Harris near Bear
Miss Ila Champion visited her peo
ple near Duncan during the week
j Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Harrington
made a short call in the home of Mr. |
Jim Cross Sunday afternoon.
Mrs. Alma Cecil of Altivista, Va., |
who has been here for the past few
days for the death and funerr I o
her father, Mr. L. H. Mims, has re
\ Mr. Rexford Hare of R" eigh was
in Corinth Sunday—far n —onder?
The honor roll f r t K i th'rd month
of school is as follows: .
First grade—Rut v Marks, Clifford
Dickens, La-to Denson, and James
Lynn Stephens. <
Third grade—Maude Dixon, Ro
’and Cross, Gladys Marks, and Ru
Seventh grade—Hazel Cross, Jay
Cross and Harry Buchanan.
ROY H. BEARD MARRIED
Mr. Roy H. Beard, son of Mr. and
Mrs. H. G. Beard of Pittsboro, was
married Saturday evening, January
29. to Miss Lila Royster of Gran
ville county. The young couple
came down to Pittsboro to visit the
Mr. Beard is patrolman on the
Durham-Oxford highway and has
been for several years, which fact
alone testifies to his sterling man
hood. The bride is a charming
youn glady of one of the oldest and
most distinguished of Granville’s
PITTSBORO, N. C., CHATHAM COUNTY, THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 2, IS2B
Alleged Robbers Os
Bennett Bank Jailed
Grady Pugh And Mrs. Nettie Jackson, Arrested In Reids
ville For Robbery Os Jewelry Store, Thought To
Have Pulled Chatham Job
Sheriff Blair and Deputy Desern
came in Tuesday night at 9:30 from
Reidsville with Grady Pugh and Mrs.
Nettie Jackson, partially at least,
identified as robbers of the Bennett
Bank, and placed them in the Chat
ham county jail. The trip was with
out any special event. The follow
ing piece dispatched from Went
worth, gives the facts at that end
of the line:
WENT WORTH, Jan. 30.—Sheriff
Blair, of Chatham county announc
ed today that he plans to take Gra
dy Pugh and Mrs. Nettie Jackson,
held in the Wentworth jail, to Chat
ham county jail at Pittsboro tonight
to face charges in connection with
the recent robbery of the Peoples j
Bank and Trust company at Ben-1
nett and other robberies in this.’
state. The couple were arrested here
LOCAL MARINES GOES TO
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30.—Some'
of the interesting events taking
place in Nicarauga are likely to be
witnessed by Bernie Lee Maner, of
Bennett, N. C., who left with the
14th Company, 11th Regiment of
Marines, for the Central American
republic, and arrived at Corinto, the
principal seaport of Nicaragua, ear
ly in January.
Prior to leaving for abroad the
local boy was stationed at Paris Is
land, S. C., from which place a de
tachment of marines left for Nica
ragua. It is not known just where
he will be located in that country as
the marines are scattered through
out the republic, serving at many
outposts, and performing an endless
vjariety of duties while they are help
ing to restore peace to the country.
Bernie, who is a son of Mrs. Hat
tie R. Maner, rural route 1, Bennett
joined the Marine Corps at Greens
boro last November, and was assign
ed to duty at Paris Island.
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PITTSBORO HIGH SCHOOL BASKET BALL TEAM
Top, left to right: Nyan Womble, Joe Moore, Prof. Waters, John Thomas, Russell Griffin.
Bottom row: Raymond Avent, Lee Powell, Jacob Harper, C. C. Hamlet.
on a charge of robbing a local jew
elry store of nearly $2,000 worth
of jewelry and cash and were held
until warrants were obtained for
them by the Chatham sheriff in *
connection with the other offense, j
Threats had been made, it was!
said, by members of an alleged j
gang of which Pugh and the Jack
son woman were charged with being
members that the woman would be ,
taken from the custody of the of- j
ficers. The officers said they were
“prepared” and awaited a move on
the part of the alleged gangsters. .
Will Rainey was arrested here to
night as an alleged accomplice of
Grady Pugh and officers announce- j
j ed, will be taken to Chatham coun- J
ty with Pugh and the Jackson wo-!
to face _ the .Chatham county j
j The following ’couples secured li- !
cense to marry here in January:
Luther Shaw, Saxapahaw, Lowell j
Lewis, Siler City; Herbert Crayton, !
Merry Oaks, and Rocena Clements, j
E. Durham; Eli M. Jones and Mabel;
Thomas, Siler City; J. J. Dupree,;
Carthage, and Mattie Stanley, Siler j
City; Ervin C. Fry and Eva Cran
ford, Asheboro; John Phillips and
Blanche White, Siler City; E. L.
Harvard and Lona Gates, Apex; Si- j
las Exum Mann and Hilda Laster, I
New Hill; John Eubanks and Minnie i
Johnson, Pittsboro; D. G. Langley,;
Staley, and Lena Waters, Siler City, j
Colored: Ralph Siler and Irene |
Graves; Nathaniel Green and Ann 1
Crutchfield; Walter Reed Jackson
and Leatha Rodgers; Tom Chavis and
Martha Jordan; James Nettles and
Leona Headen; Clarence DeGraffen
reid and Earner Headen; Buck Mat- :
thews and Mary Strickland; Joseph
DeGraffenreid and Clara Alston; J. ;
C. Street and Helen Holmes.
Reviewing The Progress And
Set-backs of The Various
WASHINGTON, Jan. 30.—Five
months to go to convention time,
and the nack of candidates is in full
cry on the trail of the Presidency.
The political situation ripens swift
ly under the winter sun. Seemingly
it is as far advanced today as in
mid-May of lesser years. The first
of a succession state primaries yet
to be held, but even at this date
there is no such element as apathy
in the political crucible. An early
campaign, sizzling from the start,
has been fairly launched.
There were rumblings and report
ed developments of great importance
during the week from the Democrat
ic battle The chief of these
concerned the leading candidate,
Governor A1 Smith, of New York.
All was not so well, the wise-acres
said, in the tents of Tammany. For
smiling “Al”, Dame Rumor gossiped
was face to face with probably the
most momentous decision of his
swift and spectacular career.
| To run or not to run—that was
the question which was reported to
be troubling the New York Gover
nor. According to reports reaching
the capital from sources usually re
liable. considerable pressure has been
brought to bear on Al Smith during
the past ten days or so to bring on
his voluntary withdrawal from the
Presidential race. It is said that
the Governor had had it brought
home to him with great force that
his political enemies were claiming
his nomination would split the party
and send it down to\ certain defeat
The alternative presented was that
he withdraw and by so doing heal
the scars of 1924 and leave the way
open for the party to unite behind
another —perhaps a weaker and less
known candidate—whose nomination
would leave no rancor and whose
campaign would elist the support of
the entire party. It is said that an
attempt was made to impress the
Governor with the fact that a Ro
man Catholic of wet learnings could
hardly hope to rally around him dry
Democrats with a prejudice against
his religious faith. I
True or false, the reports per
sisted with unusual vitality. They j
were offset, to a degree, by Leader
Olvany’s statement to the newspap-
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VOLUME 50, NUMBER 20
QUITE A JOB AT
N. HOPE BRIDGE
Lavender Bros. Get Contract
at $11,664.99—Right on ‘
The very day last week’s Record
carried our comment as to the big
ness ot the job filling up the gorge
at New Hope bridge, on Highway 90,
the contract was let to Lavender
Bros., at the considerable price of
$11,664.90, for the work at the
bridge and on the approaches, in
all a distance of .59 of a mile.
Lavender Bros, are remembered
here favorably a s . having done grad
ing work on the Chapel Hill-Pittsboro
highway. They have been idle for
a month and 65 mules have been
eating their heads off. Accordingly
| they lost no time in getting on the
The Record man judged, as stated,
that it was a big job to fill up those
gorges, but had no idea that it would
cost that much. Yet Lavender Bros,
were the lowest bidders even at the
big price named. But there is a
real job of dirt hauling, fellows.
1 Several people from this section
attended court last week. Mr. Jack
Horton went as a juror and was on
I the grand jury. Ransom Laster al-
| so attended court, having several
summons from this community. Mr.
N. J. Wilson attended three days.
Prof. P. G. Farrar and Mr. Lion
Wilson attended the meeting of the
j Grand Lodge of Masons at~ Raleigh
’ as delegates from George Washing
ton Lodge, No. 174.
Bell’s school, despite sickness, is
going very smoothly.
State Highway No. 90 is being
dragged every few days and kept in
, i good shape. "
i Moncure News Items
i M. Hilliard went to Greens
! boro Friday and met Miss Jessie Hall
, oi Albany, Ga., who was on her way
, ’ ” ec k f rom New York. He brought
her from Greensboro to Moncure and
she continues her journey to Albany
over the S. A L. She has know^
i Mr * an d Mrs. V. R. Hilliard for sev
; oral years.
| The representative of Armour &
Company, who was to have bee n at
1 ?* r ; o' R ‘ Picard’s market and case
.: Just Saturday was taken with appen
i dicitis and could not be there as
| stated in last week’s News, but will
1 come Saturday week to demonstrate
j cai }ned goods and ham sandwiches.
! " c are glad to state that Mr.
lorn Maddox, who was taken back to
-he hospital at Sanford one day last
week seemed a little better yester
day evening. Hi s many friends here
hope him a speedy recovery.
I Mis. John Sprower of New York
| (nee Miss Katherine Hackney of
! Moncure, N. C.) after a two weeks
visit to her parents here, returned
to her home at N. Y. City Saturday
?W,- a c coni panied by her sister, Miss
Lillie Hackney and her mother-in
law, Mrs. John Sprower.
i Mrs. B. G. Womble and little
| daughter, Hetty, are visiting her son
j at Charleston, C. C.
, Mi. S. S. Snuford of the Federal
, Baud Bank spent last Wednesday
j and Thursday here with W. W. Sted
man appraising lands for government
j Mr. R. W. Graeber, the State For
! ester, was also here this week giv
ing instruction in the preservation
j and conservation of our forests.
. D. C. Brooks of Bonlee sec
tion and also Mr. Frank Griffin was
in on business Saturday.
Mrs. 11. G. Self spent last week
end with her mother, near Siler City
who is ill.
Miss Virginia Cathell of the Meth
odist Orphanage spent last week-end
with her parents here.
Mr. William WombU, a son of
Mr. and Mrs. S. W. Womble, who
spent nearly two years with Wade
and Company i n Florida, is at borne
now with his parents. He has de
cided not to return to Florida but
will decide on another occupation
Mr. A. C. Farrell of Cuba reached
here last Friday night to attend the
funeral of his mother, Mrs. T. E.
Farrell of Rt. 1, which occurred at
Zion church yesterday at 2 o’clock.
Mrs. Farrell’s death last Wednes
day night was a shock to all though
she had been in declining health
for ten years.
She leaves a loving husband, Mr.
T. E. Farrell and three sons, Messrs.
W. C. Farrell, A. C. Farrell and Joe
Farrell and three daughters, Misses
Julia, Daisy and Lillie Farrell.
The Epworth League met as usu
al last Sunday evening. Miss Ruth
Womble, the president, presided over
the meeting. Miss Lois Ray, sec
retary, called the roll and read the
minutes of the last meeting. Mrs.
W. W. Stedman discussed the sub
ject for the evening.
MRS. HAYES SUCCEEDS McIVER
Mrs. E. P. Wharton of Greensboro
president of the Orange Presbyterial,
ha s appointed Mrs. R. H. Haves o f
Pittsboro to succeed Mrs 7. M. Mc-
Iver, deceased, a* secretary of Chris
tian Social Service of the Presby
( terial. The Presbyterial comnr ; *-,r»?
47 auxiliaries. Mrs. Haves wishes
all auxiliaries to note this appoint
ment and send to her such ns
have been hitherto sent to M:s. Mc-