The pilot. (Vass, N.C.) 1920-current, December 10, 1920, Image 1
VOLUME ONE NUMBER Devoted to the Upbuilding of Vass and Its Surrounding Country SUBSCRIPTION $2.00 VASS, N. C., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1920 PRICE FWE CENTS From Upper Hoke News is somewhat scarce in upper Hoke for this week, and we hardly know where to begin as there is no new developments and not much do ing with those already developed. We understand that the Lakeview Power Co. are going ahead with their work of putting in new machine ry at the upper plant. This plant was built in 1910-11 by a company composed of Messrs F. R. Danley, J. R. McQueen, Jack Eastwood, and others, and was run by this company for a while, when Mr. Eastwood sold his interest to Messrs Danley and McQueen, later Mr. Danley sold his interest to Mr. McQueen, who still owns and operates the plant together with another up to date plant about five miles further down the river. The first plant was run night and day and the machinery was getting some what worn, and now they are re placing this old machinery with mod ern and up to date new machinery and when complete will be one of the most up to date plants in Hoke co unty, if not the best in the State. From those two plants light are sup plied to Vass, Lakeview, Cameron, Pinehurst and Raeford, and power is furnished the Vass Cotton mills, the Vass Roller mills, the Pilot press, and numerous other enterprises, and reflects a credit to the community, and a nice income to the county and gives a lot of men steady employment the year around. We hear Mr. Albert Seagroves and family will move, this week back to Mr. Seagroves^ old home in Chatham county. Mr. Seagiroves has held a responsible position with the Lake view Light and Power Co. for the past eight years. We haven^t heard who will fill Mr. Seagroves’ place. The Mt. Pleasant Christian church has a new pastor for the coming year, A. M. Worrick, from Elon College. Those who have heard him say he is a splendid preacher, and we wish him abundant success in his new field. There is quite a little sickness in the community at present but no very critical cases. Mrs. J. H. Hart is reported right sick to-day, and we hope she will soon be on the road to recoovery. Mr. D.* K. Blue, Hoke county’s register of deeds spent the week-end with his brother Mr. J. P. Blue, on Route 2. Mr. T. M. Simpson and sister Miss Lillian, of Surry county spent the week-end in upper Hoke. Mr. J. W. Smith of Route 2 will go to Raeford Monday the 6th to be sworn in a county commissioner from Little River township. S. A. C. Vass School Honor Role Pupils of the Vass Graded School who were neither absent nor tardy during the third school month: First Grade—Thomas Brewer, Marvin Blue, Henry Borst, Angus Furr, Ray Grif fin, Harry Laubacher, Worth McMillan, Odell Oldham, Edgar Oldham, Herman Parker, Duncan Scott, Harold Thompson, John Kennedy, Lillian Hilliard and Myrtle McMillan. Second Grade—Norman Keith, Alton Matthews, Joseph Mattews, Sarah Lane. Third Grade—J. B. Parker, J. W. Atkin son, Daniel Johnson. Fourth Grade—Edna Allen, Mildred Gun ther, Pearl Jessup, Marjorie Leslie, Paul Laubscher, Blythe Sanford. Fifth Grade—Warren Ck)x, Katherine Grahao), Louise Leslie, J. R. Thomas, Jr. Sixth Grade—Eloise Brooks, Earl Ed wards, Bessie Gunter, Bryce Griffin, Willie H. Keith, Robert Laubscher, Vivian Matthews, Eva Oldham, Lillian Oldham, Rebecca Thomas, Ray Thomas. Eighth Grade—Johnie Laubscher, Agnes Smith, Arthur Thompson, Gerald Graham. Tenth Grade—Frank Byrd, Glennie Keith Lois Sanford, Mildred Thomas. Eleventh Grade—Gordon Thomas, Jewell Edwards, Annie McGill.^ Jackson Springs . J Swine Judging at Pinehurst The Troy team won the first prize of $15 with the score of 8333 in the swine judg ing contest at the Pinehurst fair. The Mt. Gilead team took second prize, $10, with a score of 6875, and Sandhill third prize, $7, with a score of 6833. For the highest individual score 0. B. Denton with 95 won a purebred boar pig. Eugene Reynolds was second and won $3 with a score of 80. There was plenty of enthusiasm through out the contest. Fifteen minutes were given for placing and two minutes for oral reasons. Judge Jenkins'of Orleans, Indiana, who judged the excellent exhibit of Berkshires, gave the boys a thorough lecture on Swine judging. Everybody appeared well pleas ed with the result of the contest and with the prizes, which were awarded immed iately at its close. What others Think of Us Mrs. Mary Blue, of Vase Route 1, an nounces the marriage of her daughter, Maimie, to Mr. Roscoe Britt, which took place on Tuesday, December 7th. They will be at home December 20th, at Lum- berton, N. C. The high school faculty will present a play, “Farm Folks,” in the auditoroum of the school building on Friday evening, December 17th. Mr. Bill Ellis spent the week-end with his people in Star. Prof. 0. G. Reynolds and Miss Idel B’uck- han, of Rockingham, spent Sunday with friends here. The sale of the remainder of the Jack son Springs property was not carried out Tuesday on account of the imclement weather. Sparrow and Byrd were here Saturday contemplating having another sale some time soon. Mr. W. H. Jones was taken to a Hamlet hospital from his saw mill in Richmond county in a critical condition. Mrs. Jones is with him and the latest report is that he is getting along as well as he could be expected. Friends here were shocked Friday to learn of the death of Archie McCormick at his home at Star. The deceased had been in bad health for some time, but he gained some strength during the summer. His remains were intered in the family burial ground, near Ellerbee Saturday. Messrs. Dan, Kennie and John Mclnis with their families from Rockingham spent Sunday with their aunt. Miss Ann Mclnis an aged lady who has been seriously ill but is now improving. Prof. John McLeod attended the mar riage of his brother, Rev. R. A. McLeod to Eiss Lucy Worth Currie at Galatia Church near Fayetteville on Wednesday of last week. Miss Truett Jones was called home last week from the State Normal College at Greensboro to be with her younger sisters and brothers while her mother is with Mr. Jones at tha hospital in Hamlet. The village of Vass, over in Moore coun ty, blossoms out now with a newspaper— The Pilot, which made its appeaeance last week. It will be a weekly, at $2 a year and managed by Stacy Brewer, of Carth age. A stock company owns it. Its poli tics is supposed to be'^ ropublican.—From the Rockingham Post-Dispatch. [Brother London you have got another guess coming to you. The Pilot is neither Democratic or Republican, but is published for the benefit of Vass and its surrounding country.—Ed.] The Enterprise is in receipt of the first edition of “The Pilot” a newspaper pub lished at Vass, N. C. The paper is a four column, eight pape quarto, and presents a neat appearance with much news of the town and surrounding county, and has the marks of being a useful member of the journalistic fraternity. Mr. Geo. W. Brock, formerly Editor and proprietor of the En terprise is connected with the paper and the present owners of his old publication wish him and the entire ‘Pilot’ family much success.—From the Aberdeen, (Md.) Enterprise. A brand new newspaper, looking spic and span, came to this office the past week from Vass, in Moore coimty. Stacy Brewer is managing publisher and from appearance the new papsr is getting off to a good start. A good field is open to this paper, which comes under the title of “The Piloti” Moore county is good enough for a gooK paper ana its new paper looks good. The best wishes for you, Mr. Brewer Frofti the Harnett County Nfsws. , Lakeview Mr. J. B. Eastwood left Monday for medical treatment in Charlotte. Mr. P. L. Gardner, of Catherine Lake is home for a few days. Messers W. C. Smith and R. L. King made a business trip to Durham one day last week. Mr. and Mrs. Walter Deaton and little son Edison, spent the week-end with relatives in Sanford. Mrs. E. Wicker, of Southern Pines, visited at the home of her son, Mr. A. C. Wicker, last week. Misses Frances Vick and Flora Kelly, of the Thaggardsville neighb orhood were week- end visitors at Mr. Vicks. Mr. Melvin Gardner is spending this week with friends in Stokes and Surry counties. Mr. W. C. Hendren was called to Taylorsville Friday on account of the serious illness of his Aunt. Mr. and Mrs. J. R. McQueen and Miss Maude Blue were in Sanford Wednesday shopping. Mr. H. S. McLean who travels for the Southern Distributiing Company, spent Sunday with his family here. Mr. E, W. McNeill of Cameron, who is with the Cameron Lumber Co. was a business visitor in our vil lage Monday. Meeting Well Attended The fourth annual Seaboard Air Line and Community Christmas Tree this year promises to surpass that of last year, when over three hundred little folks were served witii candy, nuts, oranges, apples and a souvenier, also twelve lots of flour, bacon, potatoes and beans were sent to the un fortunate and the sick. All friends and employees are requested to donate to this worthy cause. All donations can be sent to W. G. Ebey, train dispatcher, at Ham let, N. C. The parents and teachers of Vass met together at the school building Friday af ternoon, December the 3rd, at three-thirty, for the purpose of organizing a Parent- Teacher Association. That the women of the town are interested in this organiza tion, as well as all other things pertaining, to the school, is shown by the fact that the room was well filled with the mothers of the town, but the fathers were con- spicious by their absence. Professor Matthes was elected tempo rary chairman and opened the meeting, with a short talk in which he touched briefly on the need of co-operation be tween parents and teachers in the making of a successful school, and showed just how it was better both from an economic and educational point of view, to insist on strict attendance of all pupils. The officers of the organization were then elected, viz: Prof. W. D. Matthews, President. Miss Margaret Keith, Vice President Mrs. H. A. Borst, Secretary-Treasurer. The president appointed as a conmiittee to draw up a constitution for the associa tion Miss Georgia Conley, Mrs. Kate Brooks and Mrs. J. R. Thomas, and as a commit tee for arranging programs and date of meetings Mrs. D. C. McGill, Mrs. G. B. Laubscher and Miss Eula Griffin. Prof. Marion Wall, county demonstration agent for this county, was present and af ter all business was attended to, made a short talk on the needs of the school, which was very instructive. • At the close of his talk the association was adjourned.