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N. B. Jones, Jr., of Fayetteville,
spent Sunday with home folks.
The boll weevil is reported on sever
al farms a few miles south of here.
Not very much damage is expected
this year as the greater part of the
cotton crop is open, due to the long
drought and the shedding of the late
Cotton is coming on the market
fast hereabouts. There are three
Born, a daughter, to Prof. and Mrs.
W. C. McColl on September 15.
Mr. and Mrs. I. D. Thomas, of High
Point, are spending a few days with
the former’s people.
A large number of the farmers
carried tobacco to the Winston-Salem,
Carthage and Aberdeen markets for
the opening sales.
Mack Campbell, of Route 1, and
Miss Annie Williams, of near Spies,
were married on Wednesday of last
week. On their return from the
bridal tour they will make their home
near Eagle Springs.
Rev. R. G. Matheson is visiting
relatives in Cheraw, S. C., with his
cousin, Rev. J. M. Matheson, who has
been conducting a meeting for him
at Culdee church.
Miss Lenora Thomas returned on
Sunday from a visit to relatives at
Mebane. She missed connection at
Greensboro and came from there by
automobile, determined to get here
for the opening of the school, where
she graduates this year. She was ac
companied home by her brother, P. R.
Thomas, of Greensboro.
School opened Monday with an un
usually large attendance; it will prob
ably be crowded before very many
days. A large number of old and
new students are expected next week.
About 125 of the students were vac
cinated for typhoid fever. A large
number have been vaccinated during
the summer, although there have been
no typhoid cases here in a long time;
our people are very precautious about
all diseases. There are nine teachers
this year: three high school teachers,
four grammar grade, home economics,
and a piano and violin teacher. We
are anxious for our high school to be
put on the accredited high school list
this year. W. C. McColl, superinten
dent, says we need more books to get
on the approved lists of state high
schools, and he has set his goal at
300 new books for the library. They
do not have to be new, books that
have been used will do as well. Any
gifts, whether small or large, in books
or money will be appreciated by the
teachers, students and the community.
A book shower will be given in the
high school auditorium on Friday
night, September 30th; there will
probably be some entertainment and
refreshments served. Everybody is
invited, whether they bring a gift or
GOOD TOBACCO MARKETS
The Editor met up with Capt.
Hutchings, and asked, “How was your
opening sale?” and with his usual
broad smile he said:
“The best in the state and prices
good all the way through. Our ave
rage was the best so far reported;
we sold 43,688 pounds, averaging
$26.10. We have all the strength of
the trade that we could ask; we have
nine firms represented on daily sales;
they are the Imperial, American To
bacco Co., R. J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.,
Liggett & Myers Tobacco Co., Ex
port Tobacco Co., J. P. Taylor Co.,
and three other firms—G. D. Carter,
Arthur Powell, and Thos. Graham &
Son. These last three represent
some of the largest independent firms
in the world.
“We are well heeled in the buyer
line, and there, is no use for any
farmer to haul his tobacco 100 miles
with such a market as we have at
Carthage, and your Uncle Hutchings
and Tom to sell it for them.
“I would urgo, the farmer to sell
his tobacco—strike while the iron is
hot. Prices are good now and there
is no use to hold back at present
LUMBER LOOKING BETTER
The saw mill men report that lum
ber is slowly showing an improvement
in demand and in price, and particu
larly in the hope for the future.
While financial matters are still far
from at the peak of prosperity they
seem to be gradually gaining a little,
and that gain seems to be reflected
in the firmer figures on lumber and
other building material. Somewhat
better call for lumber is in evidence,
and the inquiries indicate that build
ing will be resumed in places where
the tendency has been to hold off. It
is assumed that the building that has
been delayed by high prices will start
Report of the condition of
THE BANK OF VASS
at Vass, in the state of North Caro
lina, at the close of business Septem
ber 6th, 1921.
Loans and Discounts $152,399.50
Overdrafts, secured and
United States Bonds and
Liberty Bonds 12,300.00
Banking Houses, $1,661.02
Furniture and Fixtures
Cash in vault and net
amounts due from Banks,
Bankers, and Trust
Capital Stock paid in $ 20,000.00
Undivided Profits, less
current expenses and
taxes paid 4,047.42
Notes and bills rediscount
Bills Payable 13,000.00
Deposits subject to check.. 62,583.11
Cashier’s Checks out
Savings Deposits 76,190.84
State of North Carolina—County of
Moore, Vass, N. C., Sept. 12, 1921.
I, D. A. McLauchlin, Cashier of the
above named Bank, do solemnly swear
that the above statement is true to
the best of my knowledge and belief.
D. A. McLAUCHLIN,
Subscribed and sworn to before me,
this 15th day of September, 1921.
A. M. CAMERON,
My commission expires Feb. 13, 1922.
W. D. SMITH,
J. A. KEITH,
S. R. SMITH,
up more freely when people feel that
the high mark has been passed, as
it is thought that some building has
been delayed in the hope of getting
supplies at lower prices. Consider
able lumber is yet to cut in scattiered
and small lots throughout this sec
tion, and the price and demand are
matters of importance to the people
of the community, especially in the
winter season when other work is
slacker than during the farm season.
ABERDEEN MARKETS SUCCESS
The tobacco warehouses at Aber
deen opened with good sales Tuesday.
At one of the warehouses twelve hun
dred pounds of tobacco were sold by
one man at an average of fifty cents
per pound, which is a good price for
the first sales of the season.
A pair of lovers may be talka tive
enough in public, but when they are
alone they are always sure to be close
A bicycle built for two isn’t in it
for a minute with a rocking chair built
for one and occupied by two.
\A/‘liat You’ve Got!
DO IT NOW
D. A. McLAUCHLIN, Agent
VASS, N. C.
Fire Insurance Life Insurance
Dr. JULIUS SHAFFER
Tyson House, Carthage
Monday, September 26th.
for the purpose of examining eyes
and fitting glasses. Hours 9 a.m.
to 5 p. m. -
Dr. J. C. MANN
Eyesight Specialist will be at
CHEARS’ JEWELRY STORE
Sanford, N .C.
every Wednesday in each week from
10:00 A. M. to 4:00 P. M.
Glasses fitted that are easy and rest
ful to weak eyes, children and young
people given special attention. Cross
eyes straigthened without operation.
For all such, see
H. A. MATTHEWS
VASS. N. C.
Represents BTOWA MARBLE AND'
GRANITE WORKS, Atlante, 6a.
General Merchandise Stock
Heavy, Light and Fancy Groceries
Dry Goods, Shoes, Hats, and the
various other articles to be
looked for in a well kept
country general store
Cold Soft Drinks at all times.
(About 100 years
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to Washington to take
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visiting relatives here.
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Mary, visited near Vass
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preaching at Culdee o
Mr. Mike Donaldson is
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at the M. E. Church Se
at 11 a. m. Rev. Mr.
Gilead, will do the pre
Mrs. Eifort’s talk on
west was well worth h
night. It will be mo