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Devoted to the Upbuilding of Vass and Its Surrounding Country
Vass, n. c., Friday, January 28,1921
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Mrs. H. D. Tally has been appoint
ed acting postmistress at Cameron.
Mr. J. B. Turnley having resigned.
Miss Lila Holt, of New Hill, is
the guest this' week of her sister,
Mrs. I. E. Goodwin.
Mr. and Mrs. Qlyde Gaddy, with
tlieir twenty-five pound six weeks
old baby girl, came over from San
ford Sunday to to visit Mr. and Mrs.
T. C. Gaddy.
Mr. W. A. Muse spent the week
end in Hamlet.
Misses Myrtle and Lula Gaddy
are visiting at Mr. and Mrs. Alsie
'Fhompson’s, Route 1.
The community sing passed ofT
very pleasantly and was quite an
enjoyable occasion. The old time
singers did themselves much credit.
They were ably assisted by Mr.
Robert Cole of White Hill communi
ty. The recitations by Mrs. Jewell
Hemphill, and Miss Bessie McDon
ald, were very much enjoyed.
There was a large crowd out on
Thursday night to see the Wizard,
who did some wonderful conjuring
Misses Annie Clegg, and Annie
Cole, attended the teachers meeting
here Saturday, and were guests of
Misses Mamie and Kate Arnold at
their hospitable home, near Came
Misses Margaret Thomas, Annie
Hartsell, Mr. Ira Thomas motored
over to Carbon ton Sunday, and call
ed on the families of Mrs. Mamie
McLeod and Mr. Evelyn Harrington.
They also visited the grave of Gov
ernor Benjamin Williams, and saw
the new monument that has receit-
ly been erected at the grave of Gov
Miss Lady Mary Loving and broth-
(‘r Mr. Julian Loving of Pine Hurst,
eame home for over Sunday and at
tended services at the Baptist
Mr. and Mrs. T. D. McLean of Ab
erdeen and Mr. and Mrs. Charles
Sinclair, and Charles Jr. of Car
tliage were here Saturday, to see
Mr. H. T. Petty.
Honorable R. L. Bums and fami
ly, Mrs. Howard Muse, Mrs. Oscar
Uupree and daughter, of Carthage,
were guests Sunday afternoon of the
family of Mrs. Lula Muse.
Mrs. M. D. McNeill accompanied
Hev. M. D. McNeill Sunday, to Man
ly and Cypress, where Rev. McNeill
tilled his appointments. They were
tlie dinner guests of Mr. and Mrs.
Alec Cameron of Manly.
Miss Callie Hunter came over
hom Charlotte Sunday, for a short
visit to her home’s folk at Hunters
Mr. Frank Fields of Greensboro,
was a visitor last week at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Fields on Car
Miss Bessie McDonald of Route 2,
is teacher at Wade’s Springs. Pro
fessor W. P. Cameron, the former
teacher, has resigned on account of
Miss Carrie Norman, student at
Guilford college, came home last
week for a visit to her father and
Mr. and Mrs. Sam Smith of Vass,
called Sunday afternoon on Mr.
and Mrs. J. D. McLean.
Dr. and Mrs. W. A. Monroe, and
daughter. Miss Mary Monroe, of San
ford, were visitors Sunday, at the
homes of Mr. and Mrs. . D. McLean,
and Mr. and Mr’s. Dormit McDonald.
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Rogers, Mrs.
Anna Culberson, Misses Willie May
and Vera Wooten, Miss Margaret
Wicker; Messrs. Earl York, Wilbur
Godfrey, and Calvin Donald, from
Jonesboro and Sanford, spent Sun
day afternoon with Mr. and Mrs. W.
Mesdames" Bertie Matthews, and
Kate Brooks of Vass, passed through
our town Monday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Ewin and chil
dren, Joe and Mary spent Sunday
afternoon over in Blakelyland.
Rev. Mr. Mitchell of Raleigh,
preached Sunday at the Baptist
church here, and was the guest Sat
urday night of Mr. and Mrs. R. C.
Mrs. Mattie Teague, who has been
a patient at Montrose sanitorium
for several montlis, was carried to
hospital at Fayetteville Tuesday for
operation for appendicitis.
Rev. L. H. Joyner and son, Mr.
Horace Joyner motored to Fayette
Mrs. (ieorgie Matthews, popular
widow, and hustling business wom
an of Cameron, spent Saturday in
Mr. M. D. McLean, Misses Crissie
and Vera McLean, Mr. and Mrs. D.
W. McNeill, Mr. and Mrs. J. A. Phil
lips and children, Miss Ada McNeill,
c nd Miss Mary Ferguson, attended
services at their iiome church.
Union, on Sunday.
Rev. Mr. Taite, pastor at Union,
being indisposed from an attack of
tonsolitis, his appointment Sunday
was filled by Rev. Charles Rowan,
who is on a visit to his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. R. D. Rowan, of Union.
Miss Margaret Thomas spent Sat
urday in Sanford.
Mrs. W. H. Coore, on Route 1, and
Vaks Route One
Miss Flossie McLean teacher at
Eagle Springs, was the week-end
guest of Mrs. W\ McC. Blue.
Mr. W. P. Davis is spending some
time with his mother, in Union
county, who is quite sick.
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Von Cameron
of West End, were at Mrs. J. W.
Mr. Herman Davis is visiting his
cousin in Asheville this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Martin Munroe, of
Sanford, were the week-end guests
at Mr. A. A. Ray.
Mr. Ferman McCaskill spent sev
eral days of last week in Winston-
Mr. J. M. Ray, who has been in
Charlotte consulting a specialist
there, returned home Sunday.
Mrs. Mary Blue and son Mr. J. W.
C. Blue, went to Winston-Salem for
a few days visit to Mrs. Blue’s son
who lives there.
Mr. N. C. Ray, local representative
for a lumber concern in the StateS;
shipping hardwood to England, was
at home a few days of last week.
her daughter, Mrs. J. W. Cameron,
of out town, attended the funeral
of Mrs. Sallie McPherson Saturday,
at Cranes Creek.
Mr. W. H. Olive spent Monday in
McNeill of Union, and J. Arch Mc
Neill of Floralla, Ala., were in town
Mrs. Sallie McPherson, widow of
the late Murdoch McPherson passed
away last Friday at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Horace Jernigan of
Dunn, where she had been on a visit
«ince the Christmas holidays. Since
the death of her son, Mr. Will Mc
Pherson of Florida. She had made
Iier lioine with her daughter, Mrs
k'iercc WoHxiack, on Route 1. Hei
remains were brought to Crane's |
Creek cemetery for interment. The
funeral services were conducted by
Piov. Mr. Olive, pastor of the Baptist
church at Dunn, assisted by Rev.
L. H. Joyner of Cameron.
Mrs. McPherson was an industri
ous, home loving woman, a good
Christian, member of the Baptist
church, and a woman well liked by
all her friends.
Court is going on in Raeford this
week, a very small court calendar
for this terij, so the Hoke Journal
News is very scarce in Upper
Hoke these days and we hardly
know what to try to tell The Pilot
The weather is ideal, and makes
folks feel like it’s getting about time
to begin farming again, though we
don’t see or hear a great deal
about farming; it seems that the
farmers are somewhat at a loss to
know what to try this year, for the
best. I feel sure from what I’ve
heard talked among the majority of
the farmers that unless fertilizer
prices are much better than last
year that the cotton and tobacco
acreage will be cut almost one^half,
and in some instances no tobacco
and probably not a great deal of cot
ton will be planted at all, and more
attention will be given to grain, for
age, livestock, etc.
How many of the farmers ever
actually figured out what it costs
to produce a bale of cotton with fer
tilizers where they now are. Take it
for granted that a bale of cotton will
bring 875.00 on the market about
today’s prices for No. 1 cotton, it
costs $1.25 per hundred or $17.50 per
bale to pick it, it costs $5.00 to haul
it to the gin, it costs $5.50 to get it
ginned, seed for planting costs, we
will say $2.00, this leaves you $45.0G
on a bale ’of cotton. Now the guano
comes in and to produce a bale of
cotton on the average, it will take a
half to two-thirds of a ton of of 8-3-3
guano to produce this which will
take the rest of the $45.00, time you
get it home over a muddy road, 8
to 12 miles from town. Now where
is your profit coming in. Better fig
ure on this boys before you jump
in too deep this year.
Among the Raeford visitors from
Upper Hoke on last Saturday were
Mr. Archie McGill and sister. Miss
Flora, Miss Lena Steel the Mount
Pleasant teacher and Miss Mamit
McGill, the Hopewell teacher, at
tended thr regular teacher's meet-
Mr. G. G. Hart is erecting a nice
new bugalow on Route 2.
Mr. J. W. Smith is also on the
building list, he lias built an addi
tion to his home.
Mr. W. G. Hart's little girl is
quite sick, but is improving, so wd
learn this evening.
The town of Vass is dressing up
her streets we see, and while they
are somewhat muddy they will be
fine this summer, and if Hoke
would do it’s roads the same way it
would he a good idea. Best wishes
to all Pilot readers. S. R. C.