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VASS, N. C., FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 1921
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Nrs. Sallie Cameron
Mr. W. J. Harrington, who is to have
charge of Lakeview this summer, was a
visitor here Monday. He means to make
this the best season Lakeview has ever
known and we earnestly hope that every
body will co-operate with him in his ef
forts. He is getting things in line for an
early opening and before many weeks he
will have employed the orchestra, cleaned
up the place and be in readiness for the
Mr. Carl Blue, who has been in the em
ploy of the government and located in
Washington, is here for a few weeks va
Mr. Hoyle, with the Southern Audit Ck).,
of Charlotte, was in town several days
last week auditing the books for the Elec
tric Light and Power Company.
Mr. Howard Butler of Southern Pines
and Mr. Jones, who is superintending
the work on the slope at the Caro
lina Coal Mine, near Sanford, were in
Mrs. Hendren of Asheboro and Mr. and
Mrs. H. R. Harrison of Eagle Springs, spent
Sunday afternoon with Mr. W. C. Hendren.
Miss Flora McQueen of Raleigh, was a
veek-end visitor at the home of her
brother, Mr. J. R. McQueen.
Mrs. Powell and daughter, Miss Tempie,
of Rocky Mount, and Mrs. Lloyd Gardner
of Pinehurst, were Sunday visitors at Mr.
P. L. Gardner’s.
Rev. Mr. Cheatham, of Pinehurst,
preached a most excellent sermon to an
appreciative audience at the Union
Church Sunday afternoon.
Mr. A. C. Wood has recently purchased
some lots from Mr. J. M. Nelson on East
Park street and is now clearing off the
limber preparing for erecting a bungalow
on this place.
There will be an ice cream supper at the
school house Friday evening, March 18th,
beginning at 7:30 and everyone is cordially
invited to be present. Proceeds will go
for repairing the Union Church here.
Miss Alice Brown, of Prosperty, visited
her sister, Mrs. Walter Deaton, here last
week and was accompanied home by her
little nephew. Master Edison Deaton.
Mrs. Sallie Cameron died near Swann
Station at the home of her son, John A.
Cameron, Saturday, March 5th. aged 92
years 6 months 21 days.
The funeral services at the old Cameron
graveyard was attended by the largest
assembly of relatives and friends that
ever met in the community on such an
occasion. And no wonder, for “Aunt
Sallie” had the largest number of relatives
of anyone in the community.
She was the daughter of James Morris,
who lived in the same neighborhood
where she died, and married John M.
Cameron, a son of Dougald Cameron, who
came from Scotland and settled there.
The changes she had seen in her life
time were wonderful. In her girldhood
days the only means of travel was in
carts over primitive roads; the nearest
postoffice was over 10 miles away, and
the receiver of a letter paid 25 cents post
age on each one received if within a
radius of 300 miles and 50 cents each if it
came over that distance. Fayetteville, or
Cross Creek as it was then called, 30 miles
away, was the nearest town. She could
remember when the first railroad in the
State was built. Yet she lived to see air
planes pass overhead almost daily, and
cast her vote in Harnett in the last presi
dential election, although she had seen
each president elected since the days of
“Old Hickory.” Surely goodness and
mercy has followed her all the days of
her life, and now she has gone to dwell in
the house of the Lord forever.—Harnett
Ross Coming Nan
Attend This Neeting
The Parent-Teacher Association of Vass
(traded School met Friday of last week at
3 o’clock. One of the most interesting pro
grams of the season was carried out. Af
ter some discussion of vital issues it was
decided that a meeting to organize a Com
munity Club should be called.
The aim of the Community Club is this:
To make Vass community a better place
in which to raise children, and a better
place in which to earn a living, and a
better place in which to enjoy what one
If you think that the above ought to be
carried out come over to the school house,
(today) Friday evening, March 18th, at
7:30 o’clock, and let us think together.
W. D. MATTHEWS, Principal.
The Raleigh News and Observer of last
Sunday in going over the political situa
tion in North Carolina pays the following
tribute to a Moore county boy :
“Farmer George Ross, of Moore county,
is one of the youths in the House who will
bear considerable watching in the next de
cade, if he continues to aspire politically.
He is one of the Randolph county Rosses,
a brother to Charles Ross, who managed
Bob Page’s campaign for the Democratic
nomination for Governor. The present
leadership of the House was profoundly
impressed with the young farmer’s ability,
the clearcut progressiveness of his mina,
and something is expecied of him.
Ross will be back in the General Assem
bly two years from now. He has not made
up his mind to it, but he will be needed,
and some years of service will be ex
pected, and required of him. Speaker he
may be in time to come, but floor leader
for the Democrats appears to be more di
rectly in line with the development of this
Scotchman from the Sand Hills. He talks
well, he has no hesitancy about saying
what he thinks, and he usually thinks as
much as twice before he says anything
Miss Annie McFadgen, of Cameron, who
teaches here, was attacked by a strange
dog several days ago went to Raleigh but
is back in the school room. Dr. A. A. Mc
Donald, a local physician, is giving her
the treatment. The dog was not killed
and it is not known whether it was mad.
After eating her supper she had started
from the Dormitory to the school when the
dog jumped on her, tore her clothes,
scratched and bruished her arm and shoul
der. A few hours later a small colored
child was attacked by a dog near Pine
hurst. As it was dark the dog could not
be described and was not killed. We have
too many worthless dogs. Every dog
should wear a colar with name of owner,
and every bird dog should wear a muzzle
when the hunting closes. What is the
use to make laws, when they are not
Mr. Allon Johnson has returned to his
home, near Lemon Springs, after spending
a few days with his brother# Mr. D. B.
Johnson, who has been very sick, but is
now able to be out again.
A severe electrical storm visited this
section Saturday night. Lightning struck
the old Morris livery and sales stables
killing Mrs. J. M. McCaskill’s milk cow. A
heavy down pour of rain along with the
work of a large number of men prevented
the fire spreading into Freeman’s barn
and several dwellings along this street.
The home of Mr. Donaldson, near West
End was struck by lightning. Miss Grace,
his daughter, was shocked.
Leland, the young son of Mr. Columbus
McDonald, was struck by lightning Satur
day evening. The horse he was riding
was not injured.
On Friday evening at the high schoo
a preliminary debate was held to select
debaters to represent the high school in
the State Triangular Debate. Those se
lected Wre Messrs. Venice Pulliam anc
Clyde Martin and the Missis Jennie Frye
and Mary Patterson.
Mr. and Mrs. E. D. Graham, former resi
dents here, but now of Bennettsville, S. C
spent Sunday here. Mr. Graham reports
very little' land ready for planting, and
all are preparing for more cotton.
Carthage has started the ball to rolling
by the high school defeating the town
team in a game of base ball. Why not
organize a county or Sand Hill League
and each town play two games a week.
Base ball is fine sport.
ANGUS B. CAMERON
The County Board of Education met in
called session March 7th, at 1:30 P. M.
The resignation of Mr. T. B. King, who has
recently established business relations in
Florida and moved to that State, was ac
cepted, and Mr. T. B. Tyson, who had just
been appointed by the Legislature for the
ensuing term, was elected by the Board to
fill out the unexpired term of Mr. King.
In his capacity as member of the Board of
Education, Mr. King has been a faithful
and efficient servant of the people, a
thoughtful guardian of the county’s best
interests, a loyal friend to the children
and a tireless worker in their behalf. It
has generally been conceded that his
successor has been well chosen. A man
of big brain and big heart, a man with a
comprehensive grasp of affairs, progressive
ideas, and large and successful business
experience, all of which constitute splen
did qualifications for the important work
to be done.
Petition for a Special Tax Election
from the Hallison District, in Ritters
Township, was presented to the Board.
The same was approved and presented to
the County Board of Commissioners.
Election was ordered to be held at the
school house on the 9th of April.
The Board deems it unwise to have a
County Commencement for the white
schools and Progress Day for the colored
schools this year. This decision was
reached after careful investigation and
due consideration of the question. It is
found that to work these programs out on
a satisfactory basis would work a hard
ship on the people in many sections in
the way of added expense, when they are
already strained to the limit to meet their
obligations and actual living expenses.
All white teachers and friends of the
children in the County are requested to
meet in the Auditorium of the Carthage
Graded School on Saturday, April 2nd, at
10 A. M. We have held no county meet
ings since last fall. We omitted these
meetings out of consideration for the
teachers. The difficulty and expense of
coming to Carthage during the winter was
great, and practically all teachers were
engaged in the Reading Circle work. , We
thought it better to let this work be finish
ed without interruption. But by April 2,
that work will be finished. We expect to
have some strong speakers present. There
will be some work for the Local Branch of
the Teachers’ Assembly, and an Athletic
organization of the schools will be worthy
Another reason for believing the Garden
of Eden was once located in Ohio is be
cause there are so many Ohio girls trying
to imitate Mother. Eve in the matter of
Don't forget the Com
munity Meeting at the
school building to-night
at 7:30 o’clock.
President Harding one evening last week
entertained the Press Club and it was a
distinguished crowd of newspaper men.
The President talked from experience and
had all laughing when he said he was in
his glory when he was called a “printer’s
devil.” He liked “pi” and especially the
“hell box” was a good friend to all printers
The Pilot man can talk of the same ex
perience, but if he had the four quarts
that the President has in the White House
cellar the President could remain “printer’s
devil,” eat the “office pi” and keep his old
“hell box.” What! Four quarts? Hully