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VASS, N. C., FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 18, 1921
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Dr. A. A. McDonald and J. C. Styers
were Greensboro visitors last week.
Several from here were at West End
Saturday night for the play by the old
Mrs. Charles Billing and son, Sam were
visiting for a few days in Charlotte.
Miss Mary Bruton entertained a large
numbier of her friends on Saturday from
8 until 11 p. m. at her home here. She
was assisted by Miss Thelma Jewell.
Derby Memorial boys basket ball team
was defeated in the first of the series of
the championship by the score of 14 to 7.
We thought that the teachers and stu
dents boarding at the Dormitory would
have electric lights before this time, but
there was not quite enough wire.
Mr. C. W. Poole spent the week-end in
Mr. Clyde Daughtrey and Miss Lelia,
daughter of Mr. C. P. Long, were married
Sunday at Rockingham. Both young peo
ple are popular in this vicinity.
A few days ago E. W. Bruton, agent for
the N. S. Railroad here, done better than
the average farmer around here. He
killed nine hogs.
Last week a registered Duroc Jersey sow
that J, R. Clark bought at the auction sale
of Durocs at Rockingham, about a year
ago, gave birth to 16 pigs. The mother
was so large and awkward and true to the
nature of the Durocs she proved to be not
a good mother by laying on her pigs and
at present there are only 9 living.
Are the teachers over the county and
state doing their duty in organizing club
work for the young people ? Club work is
encouraging to young people and trains
them to be better farmers. We want more
scientific farmers, and to have these we
must educate our boys and girls in that
line of work.
Mrs. R. G. Matheson who was operated
on at the Charlotte Hospital last week is
reported as doing nicely.
There will be a debate at the Community
Club meeting on Tuesday night of this
week. The question is Resolved: That
Gov. Morrison’s road program should be
enacted by the present General Assembly.
Dr. A. C. Bethune was taken to a hospital
in Fayetteville Monday in a very serious
condition. Late reports are that he is
getting along very well.
[For want of space we had to omit sev
eral interesting items from the above
Death of E. J. Ragsdale
Nr. Editor vs. Dame Fashion
News was received here Thursday morn
ing announcing the death of Mr. E. J.
Ragsdale, well known in Vass, and for a
time a resident He was 71 years of age
and is survived by a wife and two sons.
The deceased had been in ill health for
nearly a year, and death was not a surprise
to his many friends. Interment was made
in the Varina Cemetery, near Raleigh, on
Mr. Pilot Editor, a man of great taste.
Doesn’t like tight skirts or the peek-a-boo waist.
A great interest in styles he certainly does show
If he were a designer he’d bring the skirts down
New style hosettes even then wouldn’t do
And waists be of material that wouldn’t show
Quite a reformation would then take place
No more pure men they’d bring to disgrace.
“Women, women, women,” men’s conversation
all the while.
Do they really object to the present day style ?
Or is it because a man’s mind is so vile
They look on the vulgar side all of the while ?
Don’t judge the women by the clothes that they
“The Venomous Toad,” “Sheep’s clothing” “Low
pearls" you’re aware
Should teach us a lesson along that line.
So if we would make our conscience shine
We’d lay aside base criticisms ’tho they give
to weary sighs.
And look to the realm of modest styles with earn
est longing eyes.
Styles of many years ago men would not now ap
'Twould be better toward change of Dame fashion
to make a move.
So now to Mr. Editor we wish a garland of suc
In inaugurating reforms which are needed we
May he work out projects to bring modest styles
And on his very busy head may there rest a
Were his words.lthoughts and writings toward ac
tion to wend their way
He’d gain a share of our gratitude and a portibn
of our praise.
O’er his stately arch of triumph we would linger
And on his gorgeous columns of victory we’d gaze
with a smile.
Vass Route No. (?) SUBSCRIBER.
Cameron Route One
Merchants Can Help
Supply merchants throughout the state
are being offered a chance to help bring
prosperity back by co-operating with the
N. C. Animal Industry Division in its ef
forts to put “a brood sow on every farm—
and take care of her.”
Letters from Raleigh are being sent to
thousands of merchants explaining how
they can help themselves, as well as their
communities, by getting behind the one
sow on every farm idea. One of the let
“When the farmer has money business
‘‘A carload of eighty 200 pound hogs is
worth, at ten cents a pound, $1,600. Few
individual farmers can ship by carlot.
Only a few more hogs on the farms in your
section would make carlot shipments pos
“There’s your outlet for a farm product
that bring more money into your territory.
Besides contributions, which will be
used entirely to purchase paid advertising
space, merchants can help by running
short sentences about hogs in their regular
advertisements “Copy” for which is being
furnished by the Animal Industry Division.
Mr. James Flemming, of Ayden, who
has been on an extended visit to Mr. Eel-
sie B. Keith, returned home Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. A. K. Thompson ar6 visit
ing relatives at Hamlet this week.
Mr. D. A. Graham, of Ruffin, S. C., is on
a visit to his mother, Mrs. Mollie Graham.
Miss Kate Autrey spent last week with
friends at Pineview,
Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson returned home
Saturday after a visit to Dr. and Mrs. Earl
Hunter, of Sanford.
Mr. H. D. Keith, spent several days last
week at the bedside of his daughter, Mrs.
Andrew McFadgen, who has been ex
tremely ill, but we are glad to state that
she is much improved.
Miss Gladys Thomas who has' been at
tending the Farm Life School at Eureka,
is spending some time at home.
Misses Ila, Fannie and Johnsie Douglas
delightfully entertained at their home a
number of their friends Monday evening
at a Valentine party.
Miss Nobe Thompson visited relatives
at Cameron last week.
Miss Bessie Cameron of Jackson Springs,
spent the week-end with her mother, Mrs.
Mr. M. Autrey spent Sunday at Lobelia
Mr. Arthur Atkins is visiting his people
in Surry county this week.
Mrs. James Douglas has return^ home
after an extended visit to relatives in
Bom to Mr. and Mrs. Melvin Thomas a
Mr. E. E. Keith, of Southern Pines, was
the week-end guest of his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. A. J. Keith.
Cranes Creek Graded School is progress
ing nicely and has added another teacher
to its faculty. Mrs. Asa Yow.
Mr. and Mrs. George P. Thompson, of
Vass, was the guest of his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Isaac Thompson.
Services Next Sunday
Next Sunday morning, February 21st,
at 11:15 o’clock, the Baptists will hold a
religious service in the Vass school build
ing and the Rev. Mr. Woodward will de
liver the sermon. Sunday school will be
held at 10 o’clock. A special invitation is
extended to all to be present
Mr. E. P. Burr left last week for a sev
eral months stay with friends in Florida.
Mrs. H. S.McLean and little H. S., Jr.,
are spending some time with relatives in
Mr. and Mrs. A. S. Newcomb, of Pine-
hurst, spent Sunday very pleasantly with
Misses Bacon and Littlefield.
Messrs. N. J. Carter and Carl Davis, of
Eagle Springs, were here last Friday on
Mrs. Mary McLean is spending some time
with her sister in Lumberton, N. C.
Misses Pearl and Blanche McNeal vis
ited friends in Pinehurst Saturday night
Mr. H.*S. McLean has accepted a po
sition as traveling salesman with a firm
in Wilson, N. C., and will move his family
there soon. We regret to see them leave
our town but our good wishes go with them.
Mr. and Mrs. Harry Bryan and sons,
James Harry and William Youland, of
Biddeford, Me., spent a few days of this
week with old friends in town. They
formerly lived here and it seems good to
see them back.
Rev. Mr. Cheatham, of Pinehurst, preach
ed an excellent sermon to an appreciative
congregation here Sunday afternoon in
the Union Church.
Where the Laugh Comes In
THERE ARE OTHERS
I wrote an ode to my loved one’s eyes
While the ink from my pen quickly
Again after marriage I frequenlly wrote
But it was but a check for the “owed”
“If I was to place the end of this egg
rather forcibly upon the table what would
be the result?”
The end of the egg of course.”
WE SHOULD SAY SO
“There goes that stuck up Mary Smith
I would not speak to her, would you?”
“I should say not, I don’t know her.”
KEPT ON THE WATCH FOR HIM
Anxious husband. “My Dear! do you
ever think of me in the lone watches of
Mr. and Mrs. D. H. McNeill celebrated
their twentieth wedding anniversary on
Monday evening, February 14th, at their
home, “Sunset Glow.” They received
quite a number of beautiful and useful
presents. The younger ones had much
pleasure and merriment playing games,
while the grown folks reminiscenced. They
recalled many happy events of the past
twenty years and some that were sad.
During this period of time there have been
only four deaths in the immediate family,
Mother Julia Rowan McNeill, Dr. and Mrs.
J. A. Leslie and John T. McNeill. The
evening hours past all too quickly and
all had a good time as they always do at
this home. Refreshments were served by
the generous host and hostess to whom
many good wishes for long life and con
tinued happiness were extended by the
guests. Those present were Mr. and Mrs.
D. H. McNeill, Mr. and Mrs. E. L. McNeill,
Ruth, Grace, Ernest and Elizabeth McNeill,
Robert Leslie, Louise and Marjorie Leslie,
Mrs. F. W. Taylor and Frederick L. Taylw,
Misses Florence and, Myrtle Leslie.
Practical wife—“No! but very lonely I
watch for you in the early morning.”
WHERE QRCUMSTANCES DIFFERED
Tom—“I think every man should own a
Harry—“Why only last week you said a
man was a fool to buy a horse.”
Tom—“Yes but you see I have one for
sale now.” . . , .
Well, it may yet be necessary to marry
Europe in order to reform her.