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Community Pictures Again Tuesday Night, May 23, at eight o’clock
Devoted to the Upbuilding of Vass and Its Surrounding Country
VASS, N. C., FRIDAY, MAY 19, 1922
Several of the Cameron people have
been attending the commencement ex
ercises at Vass this week.
Some of our popular young people
went sweethearting to Sweetheart
Lake, Sunday afternoon.
Miss Vera McLean is spending a
part of this week with Misses Ella
and Margaret McLean on route 2/
Ice doesn’t cut any roses over at
the home of Mrs. Frost Snow. She
has a rose bush so full of blooms
that on some of the stems there are
as many as thirty-five roses in a
Mr. Alton Cole and mother, Mrs.
G. S. Cole, attended services at Union
All the farmers should have been
out Monday night, at the school ex
tension pictures, to see the process
of destroying the boll weevil by poison.
It was decidedly interesting as well
as instructive. The Lost Colony will
be shown before the close of the pic
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Borst and H.
A., Jr., of Vass, visited relatives here
Mr. W. C. Branyon, of Honea Path,
S. C., is visiting her sister, Mrs. W.
Misses Mamie and Kate Arnold
spent the week-end with relatives in
Mrs. Georgia Matthews and daugh
ter, Frances, attended the school com
mencement at Lemon Springs.
Mrs. J. A. Blue and little grand
daughter, Jennie McNeill Clark, of
Raeford, visited Rev. and Mrs. M. D.
McNeill last week.
Up on Breezy Summit Mr. W. C.
Spivey not onjy grows the finest
variety of apples, but peaches as well.
Monday he came into town with a
small peach limb on which were
growing in a bunch nine peaches. The
wind on the previous night broke off
the heavily laden little limb.
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Thomas and
family desire to express their thanks,
through The Pilot, for the interest
manifested and kindness shown dur
ing the severe illness of Miss Margar
et Thomas who is now home from
Rex Hospital improving rapidly.
Misses Chrissie and Vera McLean
and Mr. York attended services at
Union, Sunday afternoon.
At the home of her daughter, Mrs.
Janie Muse, Mrs. E. A. McFayden,
familiarly known as “Grandma,” and
“Aunt Aunt Betty Ann,” celebrated
her ninetieth birthday on Thursday,
May eleventh. Those present who
partook with her of a bountiful din
ner were: Mr. and Mrs. Will Keith
and two children of Vass, Mrs. Mag
Cameron and daughter, Miss Sallie,
Mrs. Mollie Graham on route 1, Prof.
and Mrs. A. B. Cameron of Carthage,
Mrs. Rebecca Blue of Cameron, whose
husband, Lieut. John Blue, was killed
in the battle of the Wilderness in the
^ar between the States. Mrs. Mc-
ayden’s first husband. Garret
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NOTED LEADER TO SPEAK
The program committee of the Pine-
hurst Community Club has secured
Mrs. Clarence A. Johnson, of Raleigh,
to make an address at the regular
meeting of the Club, which will be
held on Friday evening, May 19. Mrs.
Johnson is the active head of Public
Welfare Work in North Carolina and
the Pinehurst Club made a master
stroke in engaging her for this meet
It is earnestly hoped that everyone
who possibly can will attend this
meeting, not only members of the
Pinehurst Club but those from other
Community Clubs in the County. We
should like to see large delegations
from Jackson Springs, West End,
Aberdeen, Eagle Springs and Vass.
We want those from other communi
ties to come and hear this great lead
er, but we make mention of the above
points for the reason that Community
Clubs have been organized in all of
these towns, and Mrs. Johnson will be
sure to have a message for us which
we can ill afford to miss.
The meeting will be held in the
Community House at eight o’clock
on the day and date mentioned above.
COME, and tell your friends to do
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Miss Emily Walker is assisting at
rehearsals of the Caligan Choir, to
which several new members have been
added during the past week. But
four weeks remain in which to pre
pare for the meeting and it is proba
ble that two nights each week will be
devoted to these rehearsals, instead
of one as previously announced. All
members of the Choir have expressed
a willingness to give as much time
as might be required to insure the
success of this important feature of
We know that Rev. Caligan is go
ing to be agreeably surprised at this
organization when he comes to open
his campaign. He loves music, and
his churches have always maintained
good choirs. The folks at Pinehurst
know this and are going at their work
in a manner which would indicate
that their efforts are not going to
suffer by comparison with those of
any other choir in this section.
The various committees appointed
to carry out other plans in connec
tion with getting everything lined up
in good shape for the meeting are
making splendid progress, and the
Caligan Campaign bids fair to be an
event of the Sandhills which will be
long remembered. The pastor. Rev.
Wilson, is very enthusiastic over the
prospects and doubtless will be on
the ground a week or two in advance
of the meeting to assist in completing
the preparatory work. The meeting
will be held June 11 to June 17, in
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Choir Organized for Caligan
Several ladies of the community
have been aiding Miss Walker in
WANTS A MOTHER
We have received the following let
ter front! the State Superintendent of
the Children’s Home Society of
Dear Mr. Editor:
I am a little boy six months old and
I want a mother. A kind providence
sent me to the Children’s Home So
ciety and I am growing fat and will
soon be a big boy.
There are so many babies here I
want some good woman to write to
the superintendent of the Children’s
Home Society of Greensboro, N. C.,
and ask him for me. I am sure he
will give me to her as he has so many
motherless babies and more want to
come to the Home. Write him today
and I will come to some childless
Home. With Love,
A HOMELESS BABY BOY.
PRICE FIVE CENTS
OPENING DANCE AT LAKEVIEW
Don’t forget that Lakeview will
have it’s opening dance Friday even
ing, May 19. Music will be furnished
by the Famous Tar Baby Five of the
University of North Carolina, and the
Committee in charge of the dance is
in position to guarantee a good time
to all that will attend.
forming a large Junior Chonis, which
meets every Thursday afternoon at
the Community House. The children
are fast learning the songs selected
for them and are in position now to
render selections whenever called upon
at meetings of the Community Clubj
or other gatherings which they might
be attending. The workers are very
much encouraged with the manner in
which the children are taking on all
phases of community work they have
been asked to participate.
What a grand thing it is for chil
dren to have the opportunity to se
cure this training! To be able to tell
a story in their own words or sing a
solo before an audience is of inestima
ble value to any boy or girl. “As the
twig is bent, the tree is inclined,” and
when youngsters are drilled in work
of this kind parents need have no
anxiety about the future welfare of
their children. Many of us know the
disadvantage to which we are placed
in not being able to speak in public,
and it is possible that a little early
training would have eliminated ths
embar]-assment we feel when called
upon in meetings—and the agony
which comes from floundering and
stumbling and groping around in an
effort to say something.
Who can tell the number of good
ideas and suggestions that are lost
to every community because of the
fact that those who have them have
NOT the ability to stand and give
expression to their thoughts? When
we witness the results of Miss Walk
er’s efforts in bringfng to light talents
which we did not know our children
possessed, we are stronger than ever
for- this community work, and are in
duced to back it to the limit.
The Vass graded school commence
ment began on last Friday evening
with the Musical Recital, given by
the pupils of Miss Ethel. Coats’ music
c^ass. The program was well carried
out by the smallest as well as the
On Saturday evening the following
program was given by the Graduating
Class before a very large audience,
while many were turned away on ac
count of the lack of room: Instru
mental Solo by Jessie Brooks; Invo
cation by Prof. W. D. Matthews;
Salutatory, Oscar R. Matthews; Clkss
History, Margaret Cameron; Class
Poem, Lois Sanford; Class Song—
“When the Golden Sun is Melting;”
Last Will and Testament, Glennie
Keith; Comical History, Mildred
Thomas; Class Prophecy, Jessie
Brooks; Valedictory, Helen Parker;
Song—“The Senior Year.”
The Baccalaureate Sermon, preach
ed by Dr. Cranford, of Trinity Col
lege, was heard by a large and ap
preciative audience, on Sunday morn
The school building was filled to
overflowing on Monday evening when
the Operetta, directed by Miss Geor-
gie Conley and Mrs. D. A. Smith, and
the “Doo-Funny Family,” directed by
Miss Ollie Shields and Mr. K. G.
Deaton, were presented. Much
amusement was furnished by the
brownies, sunbonnet babes, fairies,
honey bees, gardeners, overall boys,
and sunbeams, dressed in appropriate
Tuesday was the last and busiest
day with a splendid address to the
graduating class hj Rev. W. H.
Brown, at eleven o’clock in the morn
ing. At two o’clock the Recitations
and Declamations were delivered with
ease'and fluency by all the speakers.
Miss Mildred E. Thomas won the re
citer’s medal and Mr. Arthur Thomp
son the declaimer’s medal, which were
presented by Miss Flora McQueen,
who also presented a medal to Miss
Vera Muse, who had made the most
progress in musi6 during the past
“Borrowed Money,” the play given
by the Senior Class, on Tuesday eve
ning, was witnessed by the largest
audience that has ever been in at
tendance at a play here, while every
one was pleased with the play so
well carried out by all the characters.
The Republicans of Moore County
met in the Farmers’ and Planters'
Warehouse in Carthage, last Saturday
and put into its field the fiillowing
Legislature—W. E. Woody, of High
Falls. Clerk of Court—Alton Cam
eron, of Vass. (Mr. Cameron declines
to make the race.) Sheriff—J. A.
Lang, of Carthage. Register of Deeds*
—Miss Lucile Eifort, of West End.
Coroner—Dr. R. G. Rosser, of Va^.
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