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Pretty late in the season for corn
shiickings, but Mr, J. J. Irvin has an
invitation to be present at one, over
in Lee, at the home of Mr. Hancock.
As the refreshments will be chick
en stew, and barbecued pig, Mr. Irvin
will grace the festive board with his
The farmers in this section are us
ing a Fordson now, in place of a
mule. Mr. Henry Burwell of Atlanta
who is farming with his father-in-
law, Mr. J. W. Hunter, has a trac
tor, and tearing up a lot of ground
for the farmers in this vicinity.
Mrs. Georgia Matthews spent Mon
day in Sanford.
Mrs. B. F. Smith of Vanceboro,
who has been spending some time
with her daughter, Mrs. J. D. McLean,
left Friday for her home, accompa
nied by Mrs. McLean, who will spend
sometime at her old home recupera
ting from a severe illness.
Rev. M. D. McNeill, and Mr. M.
McL. McKeithen went to Cypress
last Friday where Rev. McNeill con
ducted the Aineral of Mr. Daniel
Smith of Vass.
Mr. and Mrs. Cotton Godfrey, and
children of Jonesboro, came for an
afternoon visit Sunday at the home of
Rev. and Mrs. L. H. Joyner.
Miss Annie McFayden, came home
from Jackson Springs for the week
Mrs. Bertie Matthews, of Vass,
called Saturday afternoon on Mrs.
H. D. Tally. ,
Mrs. J. T. Doss who has been away
on an extended visit to her old home
in Surry, is expected home this week.
Mr. D. T. Maples, Sr., and daughter.
Miss Annie of Route 2, are both pa
tients at the C. C. Hospital.
Miss Vera Wooten came over from
Sanford for the week end.
Mrs. Anna Culberson who has been
visiting her daughter, Mrs. W. M.
Wooten, returned to Sanford Sunday.
The Cameron drug store house and
lot, has again been sold. Messrs.
Pierce Womack and Artemus Thom
as on Route 1, are the puchasers.
Pharmacist Ray, with the drugs, is
still on the inside looking out.
Quite a number of our town’s la
dies are atending the Presbyterial
at Carthage this week. Mrs. Lula
^luse as delegate of the Ladies Mis
sionary Society, Miss Vera McLean,
as delegate of the Young Ladies Mis
Ex-Postmaster of Camern, Mr. I.
B. Turnley was a guest Friday, of
and Mrs. H. D. Taly.
Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Straton are
leaving for Rockingham.
^Ii's. Elizabeth Thompson of Rt.
was the guest Sunday of Mrs. L.
Mr. Duncan McDonald of Waxhaw
is on a visit to his brother, Mr M.
J* McDonald who is still confined to
his room of a lingering illness.
•Mr. and Mrs. Roy Hendricks and
children, of Vass, spent Sunday with
Mr. and Mrs. T. A. Hendricks.
VASS, N. €., FRIDAY, APRIL 8, 1921
Mr. T. C. Gady and little daughter,
Lula, are visiting relatives in Rock
Miss Mary Fanny Douglas, Route
1, spent Sunday with Miss Myrtle
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. McLauchlin,
of Vass, were callers last week at the
home of Rev. and Mrs. M. D.Mc-
Rev. 0. B. Mitchell, and Mrs. Mit
chell received a pounding from resi
dent denominations Tuesday night.
The first meeting of the community
club was held in the school building
Friday night. Meeting caled to order
by the president, Mr. J. R. Loving,
secretary L. B. McKeithen enrolled
sixty names. Talks on the subjects
chosen were interesting, and in
structive. Ideas exchanged that were
helpful. Prayer was offered by M.
McL. McKeithen. America was sung
by all who could sing, and all who
couldn’t. A piano solo was rendered
by Miss Kate Hunter. The club was
fortunate in havingg Mr. Wall, who
talked on all the subjects chosen for
Mrs. Bertie Matthews, and Mrs.
Kate Brooks, of Vass, were callers
Saturday at the home of Mr. and
Mrs. J. J. Irvin.
Rev, L. H. Joyner has some fine
lettuce heads in his garden. (How
about beating that.)
Rev. M. D. McNeill, Mrs. McNeill,
Rev. Mr. Hartsell, and his daughter,
Miss Annie went to Sanford Mon
day, to see Mr. J. D. McLaurin, who
is seriously ill at the C. C. Hospital.
Messrs. John Gady and Marvin
Thomas, are in Durham, taking a
tonsorial course. Hope they will
omit the hazing course.
Prof. Scroggs of Raleigh spent the
week end with Mr. and Mrs. H. P.
Mr. and Mrs. M. McL. McKeithen,
and Mr. Leighton McKeithen went to
Aberdeen Sunday to see Mr. James
McKeithen, Sr., who has been ill for
some time from a stroke of paralysis.
Mr. G. S. Cole who, some time ago
bought the store house and lot from
M. D. Harbour, has now bought the
ggoods, and will open up a store of
general merchandise at an early date.
Rev. M. D. McNeill, assisted by
Rev. A. R. McQueen are holding re
vival services at Manly this week.
Rev. M. E. Cotton, Field Ssesretary
North Carolina Anti-Saloon League,
lectured at the M. E. Church, here,
Sunday afternoon on “Responsibility
of Citizenship.” Rev. L. H. Joyner in
troduced him as the “Long Staple.”
He made a strong speech for the en
forcement of the law. He is the
right man on the job. It sems to me
that the prohibition law is somewhat
like the opinion of Dr» Young of
Henderson, on the marriage law, “It
The old codger of Rhamkatte, didn’t
say to take 'em off, he said to leave
’em on. Meaning—er—the blank
Miss Lucile Rogers came over Sun
day from Sanford to visit home folks.
Mr. J. R. McQueen went to Carth
age, Monday on business.
Mr. Carl Davis, of Eagle Springs,
was in town one day last week on
Mr. F. M. Dwight, of the Farm Life
School and Dr. Armour, of Raleigh
were business visitors in town Tues
Rev. A.R. McQueen, who is conduct
ing a meeting at Manley Presbyterian
church, is spending the time with his
Mrs. P. L. Gardner was in Pine-
hurst part of last week, with her
daughter, Mrs. Lloyd Gardner, who
is right sick.
Mrs. Walter Deaton left Monday to
spend several days with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. M.. Brown of Pros
Miss Emily Nevelle, of Southern
Pines, has joined Mrs. D’Auby and
they are very happily located at Mrs.
D’Auby’s attractive little, cottage
Messrs. E. R. Buchan and C. M.
Reeves, of Sanford, were in our vil
lage Monday on business.
Misses Pearl and Blanche McNeill,
left Monday morning for Raleigh
where they have accepted positions in
the Secretary of State’s office. They
wil be gone most of the summer.
Mrs. Williams and daughter. Miss
Katherine and Master Darrow, and
Howe and attractive little daughter,
Katherine Louise, left Tuesday morn
ing for Utica, N. Y., after spending
several delightful weeks in Lake-
view. Mrs. Williams has her own
cottage here and assures us that they
will be frequent visitors hereafter.
Mr. Duncan Blue, of Greensboro, is
having a store building erected jtist
opposite the railroad station here
and expects to have it well stocked
in a very short time. Mr. 0. D.Cox
wil have charge of the store and
we wish for them success. Lakeview
is growing rapidly and facilities for
serving the summer tourists promises
to be the best ever.
Last Friday, a few of the young
people of the town enjoyed a most
delightful evening at the charming
home of Misses Alice Littlefield and
Rebecca Bacon. Dancing was the
chief amusement while a general good
time prevailed. Miss Bacon served
delicious home made candy. Those
enjoying the hospitality were. Mess.
I. C. Sledge, E. P. Burr and W. C.
Hendren. Misses Pearl and Blanche
McNeill, Maude Blue, Katherine
Williams of Utica, N. Y. and Mrs.
Howe of Pittsburgh.
Mr. and Mrs. A .C‘ Wicker and little
daughter, spent the week end in
Southern Pines, with relatives. .
Mrs. S. J. Gardner and little grand
son, Sidney Dyer, went to Hamlet
Tuesday to spend several days with
Mrs. T. Driggers.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
DEATH OF DANIEL A. SMITH
We are called upon this week to
chronicle the death of Mr. Daniel A.
Smith, Sr., who died in the Char
lotte Sanitorium last Thursday after
noon of a complication of diseases.
Mr. Smith’s death takes from his im
mediate circle and from the entire
community one of the most loveable
of personalities. He had been since
his early manhood, a most faithful
member of the Cypress Presbyterian
church. He was a liberal, broad
minded Christian, appreciative of all
who were conscientious in their own
beliefs. His pure life and steadfast
adherence to right and truth as he
saw them, should be a guide and
stimulus to his county-wide host of
friends and acquaintances.
He is survived by a brother, Mr.
William D. Smith. His funeral was
held last Friday afternoon. Services
were conducted by Rev. M. D. Mc
Neil in the Cypress Presbyterian
church. The arranggements were in
charge of the Masonic Lodge of
which he was a member. The pall
bearers were Messrs. W. C. Leslie,
A. G. Edwards, W. C. Sandford, John
D. Blue, J. Bruce Cameron and Neill
M. McKeithen. Interment was made
in the cemetery adjoining the church.
The many beautiful flowers of many
designs was an evidence of the high
esteem in which he was held by his
friends. In the death of Mr .Smith
the Pilot office has lost one of its
most loveable friends.
A woman’s outfit is like building a
house. It’s the extras that count
News in this section of the Sunny
South is very scarce, at this writing,
but, then, people will keep stirring
around and doing things.
The farm fever, as usual, has made
it’s appearance again, and while most
of the farmers say they are not go
ing to plant very much tobacco and
cotton, still there will be some of both,
we would say 75 percent, of last year’s
crop wil be put in again this spring.
Fertilizers are moving very slow,
but we hear of some being contract
ed for and expected to arrive shortly.
A number of farmers are exchang
ing octton seed for cotton seed meal,
and those that have enough of this
will not buy much ready mixed goods
at present prices.
I believe that Mr. W. H. Simpson of
Route 2, holds the record for eating
eggs. From all reports on Easter
morning he ate twenty-one eggs for
breakfast. If anybody can beat this
we haven’t heard of it. Queer, how
much some people can eat when they
get a chance.
One day last week two men in an
automobile coming down the Vass-
Raeford road spied a dog belonging
to a colored man and deliberately
pulled a revolver and shot him to
death. This is a bad practice on our
highway and the perpetators names
should be learned and arretsed, and
made suffer the penalty of the law.
Bad business boys, whoever you are. •