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Devoted to the Upbuilding of Vass and Its Surrounding Country
VASS, N. C., FRIDAY, DECENBER 24, 1920
PRICE FIVE CENTS
GEORGE R. ROSS
Buys Interest in Farm
The above is a exact likeness of George R. Ross who will represent
Moore Ck)unty in the coming General Assembly. Mr. Ross was born
in Randolph County, but has been in Moore many years. He was edu
cated at the State College and is wellknown over the State.
Nass Meeting of Farmers
It is proposed by many of tlie lead
ing farmers of the county that we hold
the biggest meeting of farmers in Car
thage on New Year’s Day ever assem
bled in Moore county at one time. This
meeting is brought about for various
reasons. At this particular time ev
ery one is having his share of a great
loss and h's part to bear iiT bringing
about such changes that are necessary
to get things back to normal condi
tions. At this meeting Dr. Clarence
Poe, editor of the Progressive Farmer,
and Mr. T. B. Parker, cotton warehouse
commissioner, will be the main speak
ers of the day, while quite a number
of local men will be on the program.
After the special addresses the meet
ing will be thrown open for general
discussion and allow any farmer in
the county to offer suggestions that
will be helpful.
At this meeting permauent associa
tion of the Tobacco Growers of Moore
will be perfected and equally well will
other farmers be given information
that will be just as helpful to them
as the tobacco growers. Tobacco is
only one subject for discussion, and it
doesn’t matter what you grow, how
large or small, share-cropper, tenant,
or landlord, you should be here. There
is nothing like starting the New Year
When the first of the year comes
how many of us really know just what
we are going to do ? How many have
got your plans complete for the 1921
crops? How many have paid off the
mortgages? How many have paid
all they owe? How many have mar
keted all their crops? How many
have made their 1921 food and feed
supply and paid up all their fertilizer
bills and ready to go into their fields
with a new zeal ? Have you paid your
taxes? Have you paid the preacher?
And have you paid the doctor ? These
are only a few things we should con
sider and as a get-to-gether meeting
there is no better way than a mass-
meeting of every farmer in the county.
Let’s be prepared to discuss those
things that will be helpful and assist
in placing our farms on a little better
At 1 o’clock there will be a public
dinner in the big new tobacco ware
house where we will have a social hour
together. Every farmer is asked to
bring his dinner and there will be hot
coffee and other refreshments served
free by a local committee. Get your
business in shape so you can spend
New Year’s Day with your fellow
farmers and be in Carthage by 10:00
o’clock. MARION W. WALL.
Let’s Have a Band
There is enough good material in Vass
to organize a first class brass band. Why
not get together and talk it over. Any in
formation on the subject will be gladly
given to any one calling at the Pilot office.
Mr. J. C. Benjamin of Raleigh was a
business visitor of Mr. W. H. McNeill’s
Mrs. T. Driggers, of Hamlet spent part
of last week-here with her people.
Master Glenn Caviness is in Aberdeen
taking medical treatment.
Mr. Lloyd Ryan, of Uniontown, Pa., is
visiting his friend, Mr. W. C. Hendren here
Messrs. H. W. Doub and Frank Maples
of Aberdeen were business visitors in our
town one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stewart and children
from the Buchan Farm were in our village
Friday, the guests of the McNeills.
Mr. and Mrs. C. L. Knight of Thompson,
Conn., have rented the “Dell” and will
spend the winter in Lakeview. They ar
rived in town Sunday.
Mesdames J. R. McQueen and I. J. Tdin-
tor, and Mr. Leon Wescott were in SanfoiU
Mrs. J. R McQueen, Misses Pearl and
Blanche McNeill and Alice Littlefield at
tended the Bazaar at the Farm Life School
Miss Ruby Smith, who has been teach
ing near Apex, came home Saturday for
Quite an interesting program is being
prepared by the children of the Sunday
School and will be given night before
Christmas. There will also be a Christ
Mr. Neill Johnson, 68 years of age, died
at the home of his brother, Mr. Allen B.
Johnson, Saturday, December 4th, about
nine miles from Vass. He had been in
bad health for the past 18 years, and for
the last 14 years was helpless. He will
be missed by his brother and brother’s
wife, who attended to every want. Mr,
Johnson was bom and raised in Moore
county and was a member of St Andrew’s
Presbyterian Church and a highly respect
ed citizen. His funeral was held on Sun
day, December 5th, burial being made in
tne Johnson family burying groimd.
Coons Turn Into Husk
Several weeks ago a colored man was
gjlng up the road, towards Cameron, with
a bag under his arm, an axe on his shoul-
Another big transaction recently
concluded is the purchase by James-
Barber of New York of half interest
in the Marlboro farm, near Aberdeen.
This big property includes 1,200 acres,
many buildings, cleared land, farm
equipment, and is a good going con
cern close in, and the trade is said to
have been made on the basis of $100»
That it is worth the money is evi
denced by the fact that soon after the
purchase a sale was made of a piece
of it at $175. Mr. Barber has the
worth of his money, yet the sale indi
cates that the bottom has not dropped
out of values as has been predicted by
some of the prophets of fear in Moore
county. Marlboro farm is a desira
ble bit of land well located, and welP
equipped. It is a good farm proposi
tion, and :t is also well adapted for
dc'vf in r .rll size.:? tracts, and
•. ip.u' u*« ,vten Ab^rdc». and Pinebluff-
and not far from Pinehurst there is*'
no doubt that it will before long come •
into share in the settlement plans that.
are breaking over this whole region.
James Barber is a highly desirable
addition to the Marlboro group. He is.
already a big holder around Pinehurst
and is one of the active men in the
KnoUwood operation. He is a big
shipping operator in New York, the
Baber Steamship lines being reputed
to touch at practically every impor
tant port on the globe. Mr. Barber is
a man of means, of business ability
and acquaintance in the business
world, and above all things of interest
and faith in the Sandhills country.
The Marlboro Farms will be a stock
company from now on*, with Sam Rich
ardson president, and he with Mr. Bar
ber, Talbot Johnson and Banks Saun
ders will be the directors of the cor
poration. For the present the inten
tion is to operate the farm on a modeniiL
scale and plan, making such crops as.
it is adapted for and improving the-
place in any way that conditions indi
cate. The ultimate disposition of the
property will be determined later.
What Others Think of Us
The Citizen welcomes as a neighbor the
"Pilot,” of Vass, a bright and neat little
paper well written, well printed and pleas
antly gotten Op all around. The “Pilot”
is managed by Mr. Stacy Brewer and con
tains much local and personal matter of
interest Tha Citizen extends it best
wishes to the “Pilot”—From the Sandhill
Citizen, Southern Pines.
Editor Pilot —Dear Sir:
Your bright little paper has just come
And as a paper, its sure some..
We need a guiding hand to go
Through this old world, (its acting so.)
And this one seems so clean and bright.
I’ll have to send for it, tonight.
A Pilot’s good to have and keep.
When wide awake, or fast asleep.
If all are good as this you send.
On which, one always can depend—
Congratulations are your due
Find them enclosed, with check to you.
Cordially yours, Helen Mar D’Auby..
The many friends of Mr. J. B. Eastwood
will be pleased to leam that heunvlevweiit
the operation fine and is getting along
Mrs. A. S. Newcomb had a number of
her friends over for dinner at the Sewara
Inn Thursday. After the dinner, they
played cards in Mrs. Newcomb’s attract
ive little cottage.
Miss Maude Smith of this place and Mr.
— Kelly of Hamlet were united in mar
riage last Wednesday at Carthage. Our best
wishes go to this young couple in their
new journey of life. Miss Smith has
taught school for several years and is a
very deserving young woman.
Qer and leading a dog. He was met by a
farmer and asked where he was going?
Toe c jlored man replied that he was going
after coons, as he thought the night was
excellent for coons. The. next morning,
ioi:4 before cay break, the colored man
was met by the farmer driving a wagon
and v<as asked what luck he had met with.
He saia “I was fortunate and got a bag
full.” Just about that time the bag
sprung a -leak and the contents were
strewn over the ground. The farmer said
“Uncle, those are certainly funny looking
coons. The colored man said “Well I do
declare, as sure as I is ’live them coons
dun grown husk.” He left in a hurry.-