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Cameron Route One
VASS, N. C., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1921
It Takes Nerve
Vass Route One
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Nake Blue Killed
Mrs. W. D. Hunter and daughter
Miss Maude, of Goldsboro, spent the
week-end with relatives here.
Mr. Archie Thompson and familj
of Aberdeen visited their parents
here Sunday Mr. and Mrs. Isaac
Mr. Lewis Cameron of Kinston,
the guest of Miss Fannie Douglas
Mr. and Mrs. R. H. Thompson and
Jittle daughter Lucy Teague, of Ab
erdeen, spent Sunday at the home
of their mother, Mrs. Elizaabeth
Mr. J. A. Thomas spent a day of
last week in Dunn.
Mr. Dan McMillian of Winston-
Salem, was the guest Sunday of
Miss Ethel Shaw\
Mrs. F. P. Womack, spent a part
of last week in Dunn at the bed
side of her mother.
Mr. John Monroe, is making his
home more attractive by having a
new coat of paint applied, so Mr.
Editor, we think you will find that
not all the people ’ in’the commu
nity around Vass, as indifferent
about the attractiveness of their
homes, as you pictured them, in
your article on County Homes last
This conmiunity was greatly
sliocked Friday when a message
came announcing tjie death of Mrs.
Sallie McPherson at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. Robert Jemigan,
Dunn, N. C. Mrs. McPherson had
been on an extented visit to her
daughters, Mrs. Robert Brunson,
Rocky Mount, N. C, and Mrs. Rob
ert Jernigan, Dunn, N. C., and was
expected to return to her home here
the latter part of the week, but the
death angel came with a message
saying for her to come up higher
for Jesus said, “I go to prepare a
place for you.”
She was happily married to Mr.
Murdock McPherson on March 11
188(1. He died in 1894 and left her
with five small children to care for
and nobly did she perfonn her task.
We believe she was a true Chris
tian, a devoted wife and mother,
>arth is i)oorer and heaven richer
for her going away. She was a
woman of unusual physical strength
until the last year of her life, her
health began to decline. It seemed
that her spiritual life became bright
er, as the fell disease which preyed
on her once strong frame grew
worse. She quoted several passages
of Scripture in her last hours,
which is an evidence that her hope
Scores of people seem to realize
that the chief source of income to
the newspaper is its space] There
is no hesitancy on the part of many
in asking the editor to publish an
item in his paper without charge
which is more of an advertisement
than a piece of news. On the other
hand, it is seldom customary to
ask the merchant to give away one
of the many articles on his shelf.
Nobody thinks of walking into a
store, pointing out something and
saying “Please give me that for
nothing.” Yet they go right around
to the newspaper oflfice with an ar
tide they know will bring them in
money and they coolly and delib
erately say to the editor: “Please
give us space for this.”
Should you ask the merchant for
free goods you’d be refused, and,
further, he’d accuse you- of wanting
something for nothing. And yet,
you will find many who can’t see it
in the same light when it comes
to asking the newspaper man to
give away his stock in trade—his
The newspaper does more to ad
vertise the community and forward
public movements than any other
institution. There is no question
about that and even people who do
not take a paper and pay for it
know something about the power of
the 'press. Yet the’ newspaper is
asked for more free things than is
asked of any other institution. The
duty of the paper is to - conform to
the needs, ideals and tastes of the
community and to serve as a me
dium of information. It was never
intended to be nm in the interest
of any business or any individual
who hopes to get through the world
on a something-for-nothing plat
of eternal life grew more confident
as she approached the dark valley.
She is survived by three daughters,
Mrs. Robert Brunson, Rocky Mount,
N. C.; Mrs. Robert Jernigan, Dunn,
N. C^ and Mrs. F. P. Womack, C!*n
eron, N. C. The funeral services
were conducted Saturday by Rev.
Olive, of First Baptist church of
Dunn, assisted by Rev. L. H. Joyner
of the M. E. church of Cameron.
Her remains were laid to rest in
Crane’s Creek cemetery beside her
husband, son and daughtei* who pre
Messrs. Will and Charlie Shaw
of Carthage visited relatives here
Mr. Paul Davis of Aberdeen, was
Miss Neli Johnson, of the Farm
Life school, spent the week-end with
homefolks in Aberdeen.
Miss Janie McLeod, of the Farm
Life School, spent Saturday and
Sunday with relatives in Carthage.
Miss Ethel Blue left Tuesday for
Lumberton where she will visit her
sister, Mrs. R. B. Britt.
Mr. Fred Bowen and wife and
Miss Bowen of Rex, were the week
end guests of Mrs. W. b. Ferguson.
Mr. Dwight, of South Carolina,
professor of agriculture, has accept
ed the position as Principal of Ag
riculture and Science at the Sandhill
Farm Life school. Mr. Dwight comes
very highly recommended and good
work is assured.
Vass Route One boosts of some
thing that not so many rural routes
at this day of efficiency can. It is
her only efficient mail carrier—Mr.
Dan Smith. Rain, snow, sleet or
hail or any of f e unavoidable con
ditions which tend to make travel
difficult do not hinder Mr. Smith.
Dr. Francis Juat Dead
Dr. Francis Juat, one of the most
prominent physicians of this part of
the state, died Sunday at his home
at Raeford as a result of heart trou
Dr. Juat was born in Lausanne
Switzerland, November 15, 1860, and
at the age of 12 moved to Beme,
where he entered school, graduating
later. Dr. Juat also studied at Heid
elberg and Leipsic. Upon his arrival
in the Ihiited States he entered the
University of Pennsvlvania and
graduated there, and after doing
work in Johns Hopkins Hospital at
Baltimore he began the practice of
medicine in North Carolina, .The
greater part of his life he spent in
Florida, Alabama, Keyser, Aberdeen
Dr. Juat would have entered the
military service of the United States
because of his knowledge of medi
cine and because of the fact that ho
fluently spoke both French and
Gerinan^ but was turned down on
account of his age,
Di*. Juat was buried in old Betl.-
saida cemetery at Aberdeen
a visitor at the home of Mr. A. K.
Thompson, a day of this week.
Mr. and Mrs. Carl Hunter of San
ford, spent the week-end with rela
Mrs. Monroe Maffitt of Sanford,
was the week-end guest of Mrs. M.
Deputy Sheriff M. N. Blue was
shot and killed at Fayettefille last
Friday by Thomas B. Clayton of
New York, formerly a soldier, at
Camp Bragg. Clayton was perhaps
fatally wounded by Blue and Depu
ty W. O. Patrick was shot through
the thigh when the officers attempt
ed to arrest the ex-soldier, on a war
rant sworn out by A. A. Lindsay,
into whose house Clayton is said to
have forced himself at the point of a
pistol last night.
The tragedy arose from Clayton’s
attentions to Lindsay’s daughter.
The warrant charging assault with
a deadly weapon was sworn out this
morning by Lindsay, who pointed
out the former soldier to the officers
just as Clayton was leaving his
daughter at the comer of Burgess
and Old streets.
While Deputy Blue was reading
the warrant Clayton drew an auto
matic pistol from his coat pockef
arid started shooting. Blue fell shot
twice through the stomach but
raised himself on his elbow and
shot Clayton through the lung after
the desperate man had wounded
Deputy Patrick. The latter officer’s
life was probably saved by Blue’s
courageous action. All three men
wel*e carried to the Cumberland
General hospital nearby, where Blue
died Friday at 2:30 o’clock.
Mr. Blue leaves a wife and eight
year old son. Also two brothers,
John and D. K. Blue of Hoke coun
ty. Mr. Blue was buried at Cypress
church Sunday at 12 o’clock.
If you had attended the State
Farmers and Farm Women’s Con
vention at Raleigh last year and
wanted your neighbors to go this
year, would you tell them?
Isn't there some rallying cry that
will make them want to go and
have the time of their lives, like so
many farm folks did last year?
The Secretary wants a slogan to
use in letters and other printed mat
ter for the coming state convention.
He is offering a prize of five dollars
for the best slogan received before
February 20, 1921.
Some slogans used for previous
“ ‘Lets go’ to the Famiers and
Farm Women’s Convention.”
A short, snappy, -timely slogan is
wanted. Send yours to W. F. Pate,
secretary, West Raleigh, before Feb
ruary 20, 1921.