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UPPER HOKE HAPPENINGS
The weather man is very busy these
days, making changes from clear to
rain and from rain to snow, and a fel
low doesn’t know what will be next
in the way of weather.
We had the occasion to pass over
a portion of the Johnsonville road
which is being grubbed preparatory
to grading and claying, from John-
sonville toward Cameron, or the
Moore county line, via the old plank
road. The engineer seems to be
sticking to the old road bed and is
widening it in narrow places and if
properly graded and clayed we feel
sure this will be about the nicest
piece of road in Harnett county, for
when the old plank road was laid
out long ago, they made it as nearly
straight as was possible and spared
no pains in staying on high, dry
ground. Certainly a high sandy
ridge from Manchester to the clay
country above Cameron station and
not crossing a single water course
from lower Little River, at Manches
ter, until they reached Beaver Creek,
east of Cameron. All the water
courses on the sofuth side of this
road lead to lower Little River, and
those on the north side to upper Lit
tle River just west of Spout Springs
station, on the A. C. L. railroad.
Barbecue creek heads just north of
the old plank road and not over a
mile; just opposite Barbecue, on the
south, Muddy creek heads both of
those and they get to be quite large
before they reach their destination.
We hope for a road leading from the
Hoke county line somewhere, either at
Cypress church or some other suita
ble place near here, through to John-
sonville, as this link will make a
through line to Lillington, San
ford and Fayetteville from Hoke.
Farmers , through this section are
talking tobacco beds and wishing for
the weather to clear up so they can
prepare and sow them. There will
be about the usual amount of tobac
co planted in Upper Hoke this year.
There was very little small grain
sown in this neighborhood last fall on
account of the extreme dry weather
but what was planted is looking fine.
Quite a lot of oats will be put in
We have had the biggest freshet in
creeks and rivers that has been in
quite a while. All car traffic has been
tied up on account of high water.
Miss Mary A. McNeill, of Came
ron, died of pneumonia last Saturday
night week, and was buried at Cy
press on Monday. Miss McNeill was
74 years old. She was a first cousin
of J. Hector Smith.
There has been quite a bit of sick
ness around here during this winter.
There was a candy party at Mr.
Oliver Johnson’s last Saturday night
which was enjoyed by quite a lot of
the young folks of the community.
With best wishes to The Pilot and
VASS, N. C., FRIDAY. FEBRUARY 24, 1922
WHY HOT A COOWY BOARD OF AGRICULTURE
It has been suggested by some of
our leading citizens that a County
Board of Agriculture be appointed.
We think this is an excellent idea
and will prove very helpful to the
We would suggest that the county
commissioners appoint a suitable
person from each township to serve
on this boaard and that the County
Agent act as secretary for the board.
We have a Board of Education, with
the superintendent of schools as secre
tary, and the same with the commis
sioners and the register of deeds act
ing for them.
This board could meet on first Mon
days or any other stated times arid
represent the interest of the farmers,
bringing their needs to the attention
of the County Agent who in turn
could make an investigation, etc.
We believe that a board could be
selected who would serve at least
this year without compensation and
assist in carrying out a definite plan
of work, advocating certain farm
methods, carrying on campaigns for
better live stock, pastures, cover
crops and endorsing those things that
will influence the non-believing farm
er to become a better farmer and
Protests by farm women against
being called “overworked and down
trodden” have followed steps taken by
the American Farm Bureau Federa
tion for a national organization of
women on the farm.
Farm women all over the land real
ize the harmful effect of this old-
fashioned publicity. They have
awakened to their own possibilities,
and they do not want to be pitied nor
patronized. They just want to be un
derstood and, if possible, a little ideal
ized. They would appreciate it for a
change. The movement to organic
farm women is becoming general,
and we may soon expect it to take
hold around Vass. By working in
clubs in various communities the
farm women have learned the value
of organized effort in improving coun
try life conditions. In the little com
munity of 75 families in West Vir
ginia, where the school teacher and
others had talked for years about
piping running water into the school
holise from a spring just up the hill,
nothing was done until a few months
after the farm women of the neigh
borhood organized a club and saw to
it that the project was carried out.
There is something easy to be done
in each community that will improve
living and social conditions and each
little success is leading the enter
prising farm women on to higher
ideals. They are realizing their pow
er in bringing about better school
conditions, and each time anything is
done to make the boys and girls hap
pier and more contented the mothers
know they are increasing the chances
of holding the children on the farm.
Personally, we are strong for clubs
among the farm women of this and
every other community. And we’re
going to help in boosting them along
every time we have an opportunity.
To Boys and Girls in Pig Club Work
I wish to appeal to the boys and
girls of Moore county and ask that
they avail themselves now for many
of the premiums that are being offer
ed to pig club work.
Just taking the classes in pig club
work for the various breeds, barrow
class, championships, county club ex
hibit, showing contest, and judging
contests there will be offered 544.00
in cash prizes. Besides these money
prizes, free care and feed are given
to each exhibitor’s pig.
We hope to give two plans in which
club members can secure pigs at a
very reasonable rate and begin work
about May 1st. I hope th6 parents
of those children that are eligible
will encourage this work and try to
assist them in securing a pure-bred
pig for their work. We will publish
plans and advance premium list witk-
in a few days. In the meantime I
would like to hear from any boy or
girl under 18 years of age who is
interested and assist them. Remember
there will be many counties compet
ing and we propose having one whole
day for club work. M. W. WALL,
Every girl should refuse at least
one lover before accepting another.
Then she can spend the rest of her
life telling her husband how happy
she MIGHT have been with the other
NOTICE TO TEACHERS Having
The State Board of Education has
recently passed the following regu
“That after March 5, 1922, certifi
cates will not be issued on the basis
of experience in a city school on or
prior to March 5, 1917, or on the
basis of an expired county first grade
Notice of this action has just been
received from the state superinten
dent. Any former teacher who wishes
to have certificate renewed should act
promptly. The time is short.
A. B. CAMERON,
County Supt. Schools.
Beauty is only skin deep, and a
lot of ’em get skinned trying to get
PRICE FIVE CENTS
To County and School Superinten
Following the suggestion of the
Governor ini his proclamation with
reference to a “Food for the Family
First” campaign, 'representatives of
the Colleges of Agricultural Exten
sion Service, State Board of Health
and State Department of Education
met and organized a central commit
tee for the purpose of putting into
effect the provisions of the proclama
tion. The committee is suggesting a
county campaign committee, includ
ing the superintendent of schools, to
have charge of the work in each coun
I am asking you to utilize the
schools of your county to call atten
tion, in a very definite way, to the
urgent! necessity of growing more
garden vegetables, poultry, milk and
butter, and pork, for home consump
tion. We must stress the fact that
the purpose of the campaign is to
produce these articles for home con
sumption—^that our people may have
a more wholesome diet and may live
more cheaply by producing these ne
cessities upon the home farm.
Educational Publication No. 31, “A
Manual for teaching of Agriculture,”
gives a number of special lessons with
references on gardening and hog rais
ing. These may be secured from the
office of the state superintendent of
public instruction. These lessons
should be selected and made the basis
of your' campaign in the schools this
spring, supplemented by bulletins on
poultry and milk and butter, which
you may secure from the agricultural
editor. Extension Service, Raleigh, N.
C. These bulletins should be preserv
ed by the teachers for future use.
Let me urge you through your
schools to stress the all-year-round
home garden. Ask your teachers to
teach thsee subjects as a part of the
course of study. Have them organize
garden clubs among the children;
then the parents may be induced to
grow more vegetables to provide a
more varied diet. There is no doubt
that health and mental vigor are pro
duced by proper food.
I am requesting the educational
forces to co-operate in putting over
this campaign. We shall have to act
quickly to get results.
Very truly yours,
E. C. BROOKS,
State Supt. Public Instruction.
Women are like cigars—you can’t
judge the filler by the wrapper.
We’ve never yet met a man who
didn’t love to brag about how bad he
was when he was a boy.
Most people declare spitting is im
polite. Not if you are spitting on
your hands so you can do more work.
More people are looking for posi
tions than jobs, and more are after
jobs than work.