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METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH
Rev. L. H. Joyner, Pastor.
Sunday School every Sunday morning
at 10 o’clock.
Preaching every first and fourth Sun
day at 11:00 a. m. and 7:00 p. m.
Prayer meeting every Wednesday even
ing at 7:00 o’clock.
Epworth League every Sunday even
ing at 6:30 o’clock.
Rev. M. D. McNeill, Pastor,
Service every second Sunday afternoon
at 3 o’clock and fifth Suriday^ morning at
Sunday School every Simday momin?
at ten o’clock.
Christian Endeavor every Sunday even
ing at seven o’clock.
Every one is cordially invited to attend
Tomorrow is Christmas.
Vass is strictly on the map.
A present to a friend—The Pilot.
Remember the poor, are always with us
A “Merry” Christmas and a “Happy”
New Year to all.
Speaking of panics, nobody ever heard
of one being produced by everybody being
The Piiot man will be in his office all
day Christmas to receive subscriptions.
Remember only $1.50 a year up to January
Almost everything has been suggested
to relieve the financial situation except
Quit« a large number of out of town
people are doing their Christmas shopping
in Vass this year.
The Southern Hotel Association that has
been in session at Pinehurst for a wee^
was brought to a close last Friday.
The only drop hard coal has taken has
been into the cellars, and that has affect
ed profiteers merely to their own advan
Eggs are selling in New York City at
$1.10 per dozen. In Vass they are 60 cents
a dozen. Oh, what a pleasure it is to live
in the country.
That North Carolina man who married
his mother-in-law is of course his own
father-in-law, and therefore the grand
father of his own children.
Senator Calder’s report says that coal
profiteering has become a national dis
grace. Well, what else can one expect
when hogs are permitted to become a law
There has been a drop in the death
rate. This was to have been expected.
Months ago it was reported that the cost
of dying had become almost prohibitive.
The Pilot man was surprised last Mon
day by so many persons coming into our
office and subscribing for the paper. This
is what makes the printer’s devil happy.
Last week in publishing the rook party
given by Miss Annie McGill, we omitted
the name of Mr. Claud Matthews, who was
one of the guests. We gladly make the
Charles Chaplin is going to lose a lot of
friends among his best patrons if the kids
ever learn that he bawled out bis former
wife for “making such a big fuss over
Miss Jessie Brooks and Miss Acnie Mc
Gill who have been soliciting members for
the American Red Cross have enrolled 40
members. They deserve special mention
for their work.
A certain well known young man did
nothing but blockade the highway, with
his automobile, on Monday. Hereafter
please go somewhere else, as it interferes
with our business.
On account of entertainments being
held in Lemon Springs and Cameron
schools last Friday evening the box party
advertised to be given in the White Hill
school was postponed.
Mr. Alton M. Cameron has had a garage
built in the rear of his handsome bungalow.
It is 20 by 20 feet and a credit to the con
tractor, Mr. Edward Thompson. This adds
another improvement to Vass.
Next Sunday there will be services held
in the Methodist Episcopal Church both
morning and evening. The pastor, Rev.
L. H. Joyner will be in charge of tllQ ser
vices. and you are urgently requested to
be present ^
Mr. Gibb Edwards killed four hogs last
weeks that totaled 1,388 pounds, the
heaviest weighing 382. He got a total of
350 pounds of lard, at 25 cents a pound
would have netted him $87.50. Mr. Ed
wards hasn't purchased any meat for his
own consumption for the past 28 years.
George McSwain, a respected colored
man, of Vass, died on Tuesday night of
this week. George belonged to Editor
Murdock McSwain, better known to the
older people of this section as “Long Grab,”
and was his office boy. George was one
of the early settlers of this conmiunity
and came here in the early 70’s.
The “I hav^ beard,” “I have been told,”
“It has been said to me,” “I have been
told as a fapt” contingent are the main
factors of the machinery which keeps the
pessimistic report factory in full operation.
Let gossip be forced to produce facts, fig
ures and authorities for its asserticus, and
these vague, mischievous assertions will
Dr. J. T. Denbow, of East Bend, who
served in the late war, in France, as a
Major in the “Wild Cat” Ambulance Corps
was one of a party who were on a fox
hunting expedition in this section last
week, and on the last day of the hunt he
was rewarded by capturing a handsome
fox. He was so elated over his luck that
he hung the fox on the outside of his au
tomobile jumped in the machine and left
for home in a hurry. Come again “Doc.”
Now that the New Year is near at hand
our citizens should look for the betterment
of our growing to\m and help to expand
it during the coming year. Lets get to
gether and talk matters over that will help
our community. We would suggest that
there is nothing better for a town than
an up-to-date building and loan associa
tion. It would bring people from the out
side, it would* help increase the population
and it would help to build houses. Who
will be the starter ?
The I Wont Work Club held an. im
promptu meeting in Gunter’s store last
Saturday night, and on account of Mr.
Henry A. Matthews, the president, being
absent, and Mr. William D. Smith not be
ing strong enough in health to act in his
place, the question that was up for debate
whether coco-cola should be sold for five
cents or remain at its present price was
postponed until the regular meeting of
this distinguished organization is held in
the woods back of the school house.
In view of his purpose concerning the
League, Mr. Harding might as well select
his Cabinet members from the All-Amer
ican football team.
In the old days the cynic remarked that
beauty is only skin deep, but now he con
cedes that it is frequently knee high.
Fruits! Nuts! Candies!
I have a complete stock of
A' chance is fill I ask;
P. S.—Remember that
NEUL N. NcKEITflEN
The home of good things to eat
FARN LANDS FOR SALE
H. A. MATTHEWS
If you have Vacant Land for sale, can get you the very
highest market price.
Also dealer in Lumber and Shingles.
The Electric Repair Shop
Stop the high cost of living by having your SHOES repaired
Vass Electric Shoe Shop
Prompt service and satisfaction guaranteed. Send your
shoes by parcel post and we will return them repaired
make a specialty of repairiii^ the very
flnest footwear. Give us a trial order
Vass Dectric Shoe Shop
VASS, N. c.