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Devoted to the Upbuilding of Vass and Its Surrounding Country
VASS, N. C., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 11, 1921
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Cameron Route One
Mr. J. D. Thompson of Aberdeen was
the dinner guest of Mr. and Mrs. A.
J, Keith Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Cameron, with
Mesdames J. H. Mathews and G. W.
Brooks, of Vass, spent Sunday after
noon at the home of Mr. J. C. Mat
thews of Lemon Springs.
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Atkinson of Sou
thern Pines were guest Sunday of Mr.
and Mrs. A. J. Keith.
Miss Molie Reed, spent several days
last week at the home of Mr. Julius
Matthews on Sanford Route Three.
Messrs. M. D. and J. C. Shaw visit
ed erlatves near Carthage Sunday.
Mr. John W. Thompson and little
son J. W. Jr., of Hamlet spent Sun
day Avith home folks here.
Mr. David Williams left Saturday
for Mount Airy, to visit her parents Mr
and Mrs. Williard.
Dr. and Mrs. Earl Hunter of San
ford, visited relatives here for the
Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Atkins visited
their people on Cameron route two
Mr. W. J. Graham was a Wagram
The farmers are beginning to pre
pare their tobacco beds for sowing the
Mr. I. F. Cameerocs was a Carthage
Mr. L. Thompson of Hamlet was the
guest Sunday of his mother.
Mr. J. Alton Shaw visited friends
at Red Springs for the week-end.
Mrs. Martin Autrey was called to
Lobelia last week, to be at the bed
side of her neice, Mrs. A. McFayden,
is quite ill.
Mr. H. D. eKith is adding to the at
tractiveness of his home by having a
new coat of paint applied.
Mr. and Mrs. Turner Cameron, of
route two, spent Sunday with rela
The continued wet weather has'kept
e farmers from doing much towaitt
beginning to prepare the soil for their
Mr. John Baker, with his mother
Mrs. Waited Baker, and Miss Mattie
Keith were week-end guest of Mr. and
Mrs. H. A. Kieth of Aberdeen.
The president of the Northwestern Uni
versity says the greatest need of that in
stitution is money. And we’ll stand right
here and tell the world that this institu
tion needs the very same thing.
John McCormack, colored, who killed his
wife on Christmas morning, near Cameron,
and made his escape has not as yet been
apprehended, notwithstanding that the
county commissioners offrared a reward
of $200 for his capture. When last heard
from he was in Florida. The ofScers are
now hot on his trail.
The Music recital by Miss Thelma
Ellis class was enjoyed very much Sat
urday night. The box supper was a
success. Boxes sold as high as $9 and
none old for less than $1. Little Cor-
lyle Clark had $1 and usually started
the bid, but the young men and boys
were too anxious for the boxes and
the little fellow did not get a box until
nearly all were sold. One niore dollar
was added to the one that he was aiix-
ious to spend before a hole was burned
in his pocket- He got in the habit of
saying $1 and with his funds increas
ed he bid more than once on a box
and he got his box at last for $1.75.
Rev. and Mrs. R. G. Mattheson left
Monday for Charlotte where Mrs. Ma-
thenson will take treatment at the Pr
Some folks may have said our little
village and summer resort was dead.
From our all appearance it is coming
to life. A few months ago we had no
suitable garage building. W. L. Holi
day tore down and old building and
built a garage that is now under the
management of Wicker and Kelly.
Material is being put on the ground
for a new garage on a lot sold last
summer where the old Baptist Taber
Richardson’s Bros, members of the
Jackson Springs Mercantile Co. that
was establihed a few months ago are
the owners. Now is the time to build
for material is cheap.
Miss Mary Price a student in the
High school here spent the week-end
with relatives in Lilesville.
Before another edition is published
the teachers and students boarding at
the Dormitory of the high school will
lay aside their lamps for they are go
ing to have electric lights which has
been needed for sometime.
The Dormitory is nearly all wired
and the polls and wires is up from the
village. The power will come from the
dynamo at the Lake here. The Lake
with other property owned by the
Jackson Springs company and manag
ed by George R. Ross was not sold at
the uction Sale last sumer. Another
date was set for the sale, but raid pre
vented before many lots were sold
The visitors who come to the sale here
found that we had plenty of water here
for it rained at every sale.
Misses Patty Marks and Helen Mar
tin teachers in the local hlgn scTiooi
spent the week-end in Raleigh.
Derby Memorial school boys are in
for the basket ball championship of
Richmond county. These youngsters
have won three-fourths of their games
played. Why can’t the high schools
in this county organize and play for’
Mrs. Dorcil McCormick and little
daughter Mary Elizabeth returned to
their home at Star Monday after visit-
in relatives near here.
After taking a ride in a Ford over
some of the once good Sand-Clay roads
we would all favor Gov. Morrison’s
Good Roads Programme. Another new
road has been started from the Troy
road on the' outskirts of the village
in by Currie’s old mill site on Jackson
Creek and to Eagle Springs or to a
road leading to Eagle Springs through
a section on Meadow and Jackson
Creeks that is densly populated ana
very little of this territory has been
developed. Some of the property on
this road is for sale and the road will
bring in new settlers who will want to
be near a goodhigh school and get
many advantages that they would find
in a city.
Representative George R. Ross spent
the week-end at home.
It pays to advertise. If a farmer has
has anything to sell his near neighbor
may want the thing he has, or some
merchant may want the product if
the merchant has anything He can sell
cheaper than anyone else and ad. in
one of more county papers will bring
buyers who would probably buy more
than the advetised aticle. If our mer
chants would display in their windows
some merchandise with prices reasona
bly they would ell more. A f rmer
may carry eggs to one store ana sell
them for less than another merchant
was paying, in this way confidence
is lost in the merchant, and the mer
chant loses trade, where does the far
mers money go ? It goes to some mail
order house in some dist nt northern
city. The profits made by the mail
order houses are lareg for they sell
for cash- The country merchant seils
some cash and some on credit. The
credit business cause him to have to
sell higher for he has to have time
from the wholesale companies. If the
country merchant would keep what his
customers wanted more money would
be kept at home .
! When we see an article of merchan-
. dise we knov^ its value. Some of the
I profit the mail order houses is used
^ for bringing relatives or friends from
tahe old countries. That is a class of
people we are not wanting. One of
the old countries. That is a class of
would receive a salary less than the
pest' office at Vass. They both receive
the ame alary. But our post office
T^pds in the n’Mnber of money orders
Why? Because our merchants do not
sell everything we want which cuts
j their trade down. They must have a
il'ving like everyone and will have to
j sell merchandise at a higher price.
Just as we were going to press we were
in'^ormed that Mr. A. Cameron had im
prove to such an extend that he may be
expected home any day.
Dr. Martin hther Matthews of San
ford, Mr. H. A. Matthews of Vass were
in Cameron and vicinity Monday quail
Mr. Rufus Poindexter of Sanford
passed through town Monday.
The Teachers Reading club met Sat
urday at the Cameron Graded school
Those present were, Misses Mary Ar
nold, Rachel and Nannie Gilchrist
teachers at Cameron. Mises Annie
Clegg and nnie Cole teachers at Sp
ringfield and Miss Minerva Thompson
teachers at Crane creek.
A number of young people were pre
sent Sunday night at a sing at the
home of Miss Myrtle Gaddy.
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. Mcneil and Miss
Ada McNeile attended the funeral of
their uncle Mr. Frank McNeile of Wa
gram last week. Mr. McNeile was a
brother of Judge McNeile of Lumber-
Mr. Bascomb Harrington, electrician
with the American Locomotive Works
at Richmond Va. is on a visit to his
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. T. Harring
ton on Rt. Two.
Messrs. E. B. Capps of Oberdeen and
J. R. Mitchell of Hamlet came up Sat-
tudray for a quail hunt with Mr. W.
Mr. W .B. Munns has opened up a
first class barber shop next door to
Mr. J. C Muse student at the Univer
sity of South Carolina, spent the week
end at home.
Mr. S. W. Robards was a dinner
guest Sunday of Mr. and Mrs. A. Z.
Mr Bill Weir of Kings Mountains
and student at the A. and E. was the
week-end guest of Miss Annie Lauiic
Misses Annie Pierce and Lora Nor
man, Mr. Raymond Thomas attended
the box party at White Hill Saturday
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Graham came
over from Raleigh Saturday for a few
days visit to Mr. J. W. Norman and
Mr. Ira Thomas motored to Carbon-
Miss Lizzie Morrison of Lee county
was a guest Sunday of Misses Mary
and Kate Arnold.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Pierce Jr., and
little daughter Victoria of Charlotte
are visiting at Borderlee, the home of
Mr. D. J. Pierce Sr.
Mrs. G. M. Thomas, and little dau
ghters Elizabeth of Carbonton are vi
siting the family of Mr. and Mrs. R.
Mrs. Georgie Matthews and son John
spent the week-end with Mr. ana Mrs.
Allen Johnson of Lemon Springs vic-
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