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Thursday, February 2, 1328
TOWN & COUNTY BRIEFS
Mr. F. C. Unchurch . whom only ,
la&t week the Record rcted ai lo
cating at Liberty for the practice of
law. this week has associated him
self with Mr. A. C. Ray for the prac
tice of law at Pittsboro. He is now
boarding at the Blair Hotel. Mr.
Upchurch is a son of Mr. I. P. Up- !
church, w ho lives just across the line
in Wake. He was educated at the
University and received law license
last summer. The Record welcomes
this fine young man to Pittsboro.
Miss Cordie Harmon entertained
a number of her friends last Satur
day evening at Blair Hotel, in hon
or of her guest Miss Bertha Jones
now of LaGrange. Bridge was the
amusement of the evening. A sweet
course was served. The evening is
reported as a very pleasant one.
Miss Louise Joyner, of the Pitts
boro school faculty, spent the week
end with home folk at Louisburg.
Her mother returned with her for
a few days’ visit.
Mr. and Mrs. J. N. Eubanks of
Greensboro, spent Sunday with Mr.
and Mrs. W. M. Eubanks.
Mr. Henry Hatch ran down from
Burlington Sunday to visit home
Mr. A. P. Terry has been up to
Watts Hospital the past week for
a minor operation. ' He is reported
as convalescing satisfactorily.
Mrs. Mattie Thompson entertained
a few T friends at bridge Saturday eve
ning in honor of Mr. and Mrs. W.
H. Tones of Greensboro.
Mrs. W. B. Chapin entertained
at bridge Saturday afternoon.
Mrs. Connell and son Robert, and
Mr. Pete Powell visited in Raleigh
Mr. Edmond Taylor and Mrs. Geo.
Newell of Henderson, were week-end
visitors Dr. and Mrs. W. B. Chap
Mr. B. Nooe, who has been at [
Ridgeway, S. C. for several weeks,
came in' for the week-end. He re
turned to Ridgeway Monday morn
ing. He was accompanied by Mrs.
Louis Nooe, who was a guest of her
father, Mr. G. R. Pilkington, and
sister, Mrs. V. R. Johnson.
Miss Stacie Eddins of Durham vis
ited her parents, Mr. and Mrs. C. M. j
There will be a meeting of the
Parent-Teacher Association Friday
evening at the school auditorium.
The public is invited.
Congratulations all around to
Capt. J. J. Jenkins, who is sure-en
ough district marshall; to C. C.
Brewer, former cashier of the Peo
ples Bank and Trust Company at
Bonlee, w r ho succeeds Captain Jen
kins as cashier of the Chatham Bank
of Siler City; and to Commissioner
W T. Brooks, who succeeds Mr.
Brewer as cashier of the Peoples
Bank and Trust company. That
wind blew several folk some good.
Mr. Ken Thompson, w T ho under
went a very serious operation at
Watts hospital several weeks ago and
was almost desperately ill for sev
eral days, is gradually recuperating.
However, he will be in the hospital
several weeks yet, it is thought.
Mr. A. P. Terry, at Watts hospital
is improving, and his friends hope he
will soon be home.
Capt. Alston returned from a ten
days stay at Watts hospital Satur
Chatham’s cotton ginnings up to
January 16 amounted to 7,535 bales,
against 9,428, up to the same date
Mr. C. M. Andrews, of Bennett,
went up to Reidsville to see if he
could identify a man arrested there
for a jewelry store robbery as one
of the Bennett Bank robbers. He
i» reported as being partly convin
ced that the man was one of the
Bennett robbers; also Mrs. Cannon,
t'.z cashier at Elon College, who was
rndd up while the bank was robbed,
was quite sure that they had one
of the Elon Bank robbers.
The Weeks Motor Company has
bought a high-priced cash register, t
’Squire Lysander Johnson has
moved to town —came Friday and
came near getting burned out on
Saturday. He is living in the two
story house just south of the court
A shift of snow Friday night—a
real winter spell following.
Mrs. W. D. Stagg of Durham is
visiting her brother, Mr. C. C. Hall.
The article about the Bonlee
Bank should be credited to the
Greensboro News. It is one of the
articles written by Miss Laßlair, the
Chatham correspondent of the daily !
Sheriff Blair has been over to
Reidsville looking after identifica
tions of supposed bank robbers. Ev
idently. there is more than one set.
Grifton post office and the Bank
of Four Oaks were robbed since the
people were arrested at Reidsville.
’Squire Blair seems to be improv
ing, we are glad to note.
Her friends regret that Mrs. J.
G.'. Mooro has f oun (i it necessary to
go to Watts Hospital for an opera
County Agent Shiver has been to
South Carolina, to visit his wife and
Miss Camilla Powell, accompanied
MBs. Elizabeth Seawell, a fellow
s’udent at N.C.C.W., came in for
I Cne week-end with home folks; like
panied by Miss Lou Porter, both of
j wise Miss Mary Lou Burns, accorn
the sume school, SDent the week-end
1 with Mr. and Mrs. John Burns.
Miss Elizabeth Burns, profession
al nurse, has gone to Charlotte to
DonU /let atl your money get
away before renewing yo ir subscrip
tion to The Chatham Record.
(Continued from page one)
ers that Smith would certainly be
nominated on June 28 or 29 next.
From Smith himself came no word.
From his host of loyal, ardent sup
porters came only contemptuous
mutterings against those who would
vote for or against an upright man
because of his religion. The wet
or-dry phase of the opposition to
Smith was placed on a different'
bas's, that of honest difference of
There were developments however,
that seemed Jto confirm, in a, way.
the suspicion that AL Smith was
grappling with his greatest problem.
Right on the heels of these reports
there came an announcement from
the camp of Senator James A. Reed.
The Missouri orator opened head
quarters in a Washington hotel from
whence came the word that there
would be no pink tea business about
his campaign in the future. Reed,
said the initiated, is tired of being
considered A1 Smith’s heir, a sort
of Crown Prince to the “Sidewalks’’
:>f New York” to take over the es
tate when—and if—the Governor
The Missourian’s friends stoutly
denied that this move had any con
nection whatever with reports that
Smith contemplated withdrawing
from the race. But —suppose Smith
should withdrwa! Who then would
have the start on the rest of the
field but Missouri’s favorite son?
Reed’s campaign lies as heavy on
the stomach of the drys as that of
A.l Smith. Indeed, if there be any
distinction. Rend would be even more
indigestible. Was it not Reed that
grilled Wayne Wheeler? Was it not
Reed that ever ied the wets in the
I Upper House And who, but Reed,
has been ever around the corner to
meet, and try to thwart, the drys in
their every move? And does not
Reed, even as A1 Smith, stand ready
to strike the rock for political ex
pediency and command it to give
forth light wmes and beer?
So argue the drys. And inciden
tally, those self-same drys ear-mar
ked the Smith withdrawal reports
with a smudge of confirmation by
postponing their contemplated na
tional rally at Washington this
week. It was set originally for Jan
uary 26, as exclusively published in
these columns, but now it is off un
til February 28. Why? The drvs
assert that it was almost impossible
to get so many prominent leaders
together on such short notice. That
undoubtedly is true, for the meeting
was called On relatively short notice.
Its postponement, however, was well
timed with the Smith withdrawal
On the Republican side, the Hoo
ver campaign continued to gain mo
mentum in the East, according to
the claims of its leaders, and is now j
being promoted with the aid of men j
who know well how to handle such
things. New York leaders were still,
reported to be standoffish, so a Hoo
ver committee was organized to
work there. Elsewhere the Hoover,
forces were busy. They work best 1
without brass band accompanient, so |
for the time being- there was little,
surface indication of the intense ac
tivity in the Commerce Secretary’s,
Low den of Illinois is opening a
Washington headquarters and is pre
paring, it is said, to put more pep
and ginger into his campaign, urtis
of Kansas got a letter from Senator
Borah, outstanding in dry ranks,
wanting to know where Curtis stands
on prohibition. The Kansan answer
ed with one of the dryest of bone
dry creeds. A Washington paragra
pher commented that if his reply
did not satisfy Curtis was prepared
to spit cotton.
Less conspicuous, but hardly less
efficient, was the quiet campaign
opened, under the skillful leadership
Carmi Thompson of Ohio, for
Senator Frank Willis. Watch Wi’-
I ’is for the future. If there should
develop a close race at the Kansas
City convention. Willis may repeat
he Harding feat. The Ohio Senator
>s bone dry, handsome, vigorous, a
the 1 ess and efficient campaigner. He
l : s doing little talking now.
Congressional activities were
eclipsed during the week by the
political developments. These acti
vities. however, included prepara
tions for what promises to be a red
hot Senatorial inv^st : gation of the
way the electric light end power in
terests, and other utilities, have rear
ed their mammoth financial struc
tu™ of recent ve c rs
There have beo n vigorous efforts
on the part of this vroup to have
tfce attempt at investigation shelved.
Many reports have circulated in con
sequence. One was to the effect
that such an investigation would
threater the nation’s financial struc
ture. It seamed silly on the face.
What have the utilities don«. it was
! naturally asked, that should cause
The reaction seemed to he to
find out the truth about the utilities.
The facts can hurt no properly con
ducted business, it was argued, and
; f the business hasn’t been run right
th«n a little light on the facts will
kill off abuses set it on the
vip-ht course. Hence indications
J pointed to an investigation at an
j early date.
The Parent Teachers association
| of Pittsboro school and community
will meet Friday evening. February
j 3 nt 7:30 p. m. at the school audi
A' miscellaneous program, compos
ed of regular school activities will
This is the first meeting of the
new year. A full attendance is c;r
p°cted. Everyone is cordially invit
CUR CLASS MATE
i It w T as with much sorrow that the
class mates of Warren Norwood
lcr.ired of his death. In all of our
yeans in school we have never ex
pel .enetd the sadness and gloom
tha. was cast over the entire school
as \ hen nis v.eath was reported.
Marren uas popular and well liked
by h.s teachers and fellow students.
We attribute his popularity to his
inmate qualities of a gentleman. He
was quiet, studious, manly and in
every respect a perfect gentleman.
Although he has been taken frerri
us, we feel that the good influences
set in motion by his short life will
be benefit to his fellow class mates.
The school authorities inform us
that Warren would have had little
trouble in receiving his diploma at
the end of this scholastic year.
In expression of our sympathy
and love for Warren the Senior
class is sending a wreath of flowers
to be placed on his grave. In addi
tion to the senior class wreath, two
other wreathes are being sent —one
from r the hjgh school faculty and
one from the Bth and 9th grades.
C. C. HAMLET,
Pres. Senior Class.
Mr. John Eubanks and Miss Min
nie Johnson were married here by
’Squire Lysander Johnson Saturday
afternoon. The ceremony took place
in the register of deeds’ office. A
number of friends . witnessed the
The groom is a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Hezekiah Eubanks of this town
ship. He is employed at the Cedar
mill and is a fine young fellow. The
bride is a daughter of Mr. and Mrs
Foy Johnson of Hickory Mountain
The young couple will reside with
the grooms’ parents, at least this
Jessie Justice and A. V. Brad
shaw were business visitors here last
Carl Black of Philadelphia brought
his brother from California on a
hunting trip to Oakmont Shooting
club last week.
Zeb Ferguson had a "wood-chop
Mr. J. A. Johnson has been haul
ing lumber from Casey Jones’ saw
mill to Lacy Short’s place. They
are getting things in shape to begin
rebuilding the home which was lost
Mr. and Mrs. Ernest Brewer and
little Sarah and Mrs. Russell spent
Sunday with Mrs. Russell’s mother
and sister in Ramseur.
Mr. Weaver has been on the sick
list for the past week but is expect
ed to be back at school this week.
Some of the boys have been fish
ing these cold days. They caught
twelve fish the first day—they have
a nice place on Bristol Lake.
Miss Nona Ferguson has been ill
but is a great deal better now.
In usinp- lime under tobacco to
control sanddrown and to improve
the quality of the leaf, it is well
to remember that only the magne
sium limestone should be used for
The stand of oats has been cut
at least 50 per cent in some coun
ties due to the recent freeze. Some
farmers plan to overcome this loss
by planting spring oats in February.
NOSTRUMS AND QUACKS
i Fake cure-alls still abound on
druggists’ shelves, and to our credit
be it said, they remain three longer
than they would have done fifteen
years ago. Our people are learning
better than to trust their health to
dangerous experiment—the experi
ment with bottled guesswork.
At present the radio seems to be
favorite instrument of the charla
tan; he can reach the patient with
his oily tongue, his persuasive voice
—his glittering promise, and, always
for the fee in advance! Our enter
prising broadcasters, perfectly will
ing to get “overhead” expenses,
seem to take on the vast' army of
peddlers —even the evil propaganda
of those who prey on the sick and
The listening sick man can pro
tect himself, if he will exercise corn
con sense and reasonable business
sagacity; the following suggestions
may be helpful:
(1) No really capable, honest
physician or surgeon advertises, ov
er radio, or by any other method;
he doesn’t need to.
(2) All quacks advertise, because
their cash receipts depend upon the
number of people who do not know
them, that they can inveigle; their
former dupes are no more profitable
(3) If you have a chronic disease,
and hear an alluring proposition
over the radio to cure you, write to
your State Board of Health for re
liable information before nibbling at
(4) The quack and charlatan do
not affiliate with state or county
medical societies, for the ample rea
son that those societies have nothing
to do with crooks; the quack is not
trusted by life insurance societies—
in fact, the radio charlatan is the fin
est fellow on earth, to let alone;
your pocketbook and your physical
well being are not safe in his hands.
1,000 acres of land for sale near
Moncure, Chatham county, N. C.. 30
miles west of both Raleigh and Dur
ham. It is divided into tracts at 18
to 357 acres. Some clay land and
some sandy land. It is well weeded
and some cleared. Several with
houses and improvements. Average
’ price from $lO to sls pe l, acre. 30
■ vears in which to nay. If you live
in central North Carolina come to
■ see rather than write. If you have
I land for sale confer with me.
! W. W. Stedman
Moncure, N. C.
THE CHATHAM RECORD
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? A letter from Washington giving a clear |
i insight into the situation at the National Cap- 1
L • 4 ’ial,?! r
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? An article by the County Farm Agent set- |
1 ting forth the activities among the farmers of 1
J, the county; f
j A column of editorial paragraphs by Bris- 1
T bane the country’s highest paid editorial writer. r
| Dr. Frank Crane’s editorials; [
I The Record’s own editorials; r
T A valuable article on Pruning; f
| Another article on the treatment of tobac- [
T,. co seed; ' |
I And the great article by Bion H. Butler on |
the mining industry of the County, an article |
which alone is worth a year’s subscription to the ? ’
paper to one who could not otherwise learn of I,
the great wealth stored in the bosom of the f
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FREE SEED CORN |
Some of Chatham County’s people appreciate what The Record f
is trying to do on various lines, and one of them is Mr. G. G. Lutterloh, L
of Pittsboro, Rt. 2, who not only pays his own subscription, but is so ?
anxious for others to take the paper that he makes the following of- • |
I Mr. Lutterloh has given The Record a bushel of fine seed corn, 5
of which a gallon is to be given to each of the first ten men, women, e
or children paying $1.50 for a year’s subscription to The Record either l
new or renewal, and asking for the corn. The last provision is in ' >
order to place the seed corn with those who really desire it. The first I
come the first served. The corn will be in The Record office about i -
February 15th. j
Send in your $1.50, whether you wish the T
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THE CHATHAM RECORD
Pittsboro, North Car. I