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VASS, N. C., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 31, 1920
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From Upper Hoke
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“DO IT NOW”
Christmas has passed off very quiet in
Upper Hoke. No accidents happened and
everybody seemed to enjoy themselves to
the fullest extent
Mr. D. K. Blue, register of deeds in Hoke
is spending the holidays with his brother
Mr. J. P. Blue, on route two.
We are having some very bad weather
these days, and it*s playing havoc with all
out-door work, and our roads are getting
in bad shape from the continued rains
and steady travel.
Mr. A. W. McNeill, who has been work
ing in a ship yard in Virginia for the past
three years is home for the holidays. Mr.
McNeill is looking well and says he is go
ing back again.
We are sorry to report the illness of Mr.
C. A. McNeill, of near Cypress Cburch, but
we understand he is improving.
We would be glad to see everything get
settled down so we would know how
things would be for the coming year.
Everything is so congested that it’s bard
to figure ahead. The farmer don’t know
whether to plant a large crop or a small
one, but it seems that a cut in tobacco
and cotton acreage would be advisable.
But will the farmers do this, every fellow
will think the other fellow will not plant
much and it will be a good time for him
to put in about the same amount as he
had this year. What then when the test
comes, too much of everything and down
goes the prices. But if guano and other
supplies will only come back to a normal
price why won't there be as much money
in ten cent cotton and ten cent tobacco
as their was in 30 cent cotton and 30 cent
tobacco with everything the farmer had
to buy at the highest prices for the past
Mr. and Mrs. Dewey Simpson, of Surry
county, who has been visiting Mr. Walter
Simpson, have returned home. Mr. Simp
son’s first trip to Hoke, and like all other
visitors to Upper Hoke he was very much
pleased with the general appearance of
Mr. and Mrs. E. Morrison who have been
spending a couple of months visiting rela
tives in Upper Hoke have returned home
in High Point
Mr. J. Hector Smith was a business vis
itor to Raleigh, Fayetteville and Raeford
last week, he is connected with the Camp
Bragg land appraisership.
Their was a box supper and tackey par
ty at Hopewell, quite a nice little sum was
taken in, and Mr. D. McGill received the
prize for being the tackiest Mr. J. W.
Smith for being the ugliest and Miss Ma
mie McGill for being the prettiest girl. A
good set of judges.
Hopeing one and all a happy and pros
perous New Year and trusting, let times
be as they may, that all will be for the
best, in the long run. S.A.C.
Vass Route One
There is one thing that will start a back-
to-the-farm movement quicker than any
thing else, and that is for the factories
to start closing down.
“Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with all
thy might,” is the doctrine which needs to be preached
today with alLthe emphasis in the nation’s power. Because
disaster has overtaken many, because the nation’s buying
power has been greatly decreased by reason of the rapid
deflation in products and in employment we cannot afford
to sit down and fold our hands, for that would only mean
stagnation, and stagnation means death. If your plant
needs new equipment or extension, and the money is avail
able, DO IT NOW, and be ready for the next wave of ac
tivity, which will come as surely as the sun floods the earth
with brightness after after the clounds have disappeared.
If your town or city or county needs municipal buildings,
schools or enlarged water-works or sewerage systems, if
highway work and street construction need to be done,
then do your utmost to see that these things are DONE
NOW. Labor is seeking employment, manufactured pro
ducts are available for all classes of construction work
and at prices which, we believe, are below prices that will
prevail in the not-distant future. Whenever the tide of
business turns, as turn it will as surely as flood follows
ebb tide, prices will advance and labor will once more be
well employed, and at good wages. Today is the accepted
time for entering upon a vigorous, aggressive campaign for
all highway and municipal construction work, for putting
manufacturing plants into better physical shape and equip
ping with needed machinery rather than wait until the
rush of new work in the future makes all these things more
difficult and costly.—Man. Record.
‘ The Pilot is winning high praise as
a newsy country edition. Why not
be industrious and save 50 cents by
subscribing to the best paper in this
section of the State before the New
Year comes in? We hope this paper
will publish court calanders and other
happenings around our county seat
and all over this section of the state.
School closed here on Wednesday
of last week and will open again Jan.
3. Teachers and boarding students
have gone to their respective homes
to spend the holidays and enjoy their
Miss Maggie Clark is at home from
Duriiam to spend the holidays. .
Messers. Recel and Alton McLeod
spent Christmas with relatives at Mc-
Bee, S. C.
Miss Bessie Reynolds who teaches
at Star, is visiting friends here.
Mr. W. B. Jones, Jr., of Fayette
ville, Miss Dorothy Jones of Durham,
and Miss Eva Jones of the State Nor
mal at Greensboro, is at home for the
Miss Ethel McKinzie has accepted
a position at Wake Forest.
Messers. Shelton Pool of State Col
lege, Clifton of Dover, and Herbert
of Clinton are at home for the holi
Mr. Bill Ellis spent Christmas with
home folks in Star.
Misses Nola and; Monnie Currie of
Candor and formaly of this place,
were among those who successfully
passed the examination for trained
nurses before the Board of Examin
ers. of Trained Nurses.
Misses Irene and Walker Woodley
are among those at home for the
holidays from the State Normal.
Mr. and Robt. B. Norris andMr. and
Mrs. John Dilling and little daughter
of Charlotte, spent Christmas with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. Chas.
Misses Edith and Vysta Markham
who are teaching respectively at Sum
mer Hill and High Falls are at home
for the holidays.
Miss Margaret McLeod of Efland,.
is spending the holidays with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. McLeod.
Miss Regina Blue, of Rocky Mount, '
is at home for the holidays.
Misses Laura and Hazel Blue, stu
dents at King’s ' College, Raleigh,
came home Friday.
Rev. and Mrs. R. A. McLeod, of
Fayetteville, who have recently been'
on a wedding tour to Florida, are at.
Mr. J. A. McLeod’s for a few days..
Miss Katherine McCaskell, of Pine-
hurst is spending a few days at her;
home on this route.
Mrs. R. S. Roger, of Norfolk is now
at home to take care of her mother,
Mrs. C. R. McDonold, who is still right
Messers. McKeller Mclean and Dav
is Bruton were the week-end guests,
at Mrs. W. McC. Blues.
M. Grey, of Raleigh spent several
days at the home of Mr. N. C. Blue,,
Mr. and Mrs. R. B. Britt, of Lum--
berton, spent the week-end of Christ
mas week with Mrs. Britt’s mother,,
Mrs. Mary Blue.
Rozella McCallums of
home for the holidays.
Efland is at
Clark is at home from
The Community Club was enter
tained on Tuesday evening by the
Mr. and Mrs. G. McDonnotl, of
Niagara are visiting at Mr. H. A. Me--
Callums, this week.
Girls Literary Society of the High.
School, with a splendid programe.
Mr. Eugene McCaskill of State Col
lege and Luther Carter of King^s,
Business College at Raleigh, areo-at ,
home for the holidays.
Mr. R. A. Derby received a large ^
number of beef steers from tha,west.
last week. Mr. Derby knows how to >
build up his farm without the use of
so much high priced commercial ferti--
lizer. He will sell his beeves in-the.
Master Jack Cranford and, little^
Miss Eva Cranford of Asheboro are^
the guest of Miss Margaret and Hasti
er Carlton McDonald.
Messers. Reba Pullian and Edgar’
Graham are at home from Elon Colr-
There will be some changes in thei
rural mail service here on Jan. 3rd,
Mr. M. A. Clark who has carried the
mail on Route 1 for more than 16
years will be transferred to route 2
and Mr. Archie Blue of near Carth
age will serve the patrons on route 1.
On New Years Day there will be a.
Mass Meeting held in Carthage for
the farmers. This does not mean for
the farmers alone but for every body.
As it is a holiday and a day we can all
get together. So everybody be there
and carry some one else.