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Mr. and Mrs. E, T. Petty came
over from Washington, D. C., to
spend Thanksg-iving with their
parents, Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Petty.
Mrs. Angus Shaw, on route 2, was
in town, Monday, shopping.
Mr. and Mrs. H. D. Tally spent
Saturday in Raleigh.
Mr. Clarence Parker, of Washing
ton, D. C., visited at the home of his
brother, W. G. Parker, last week.
Miss Pearl McNeill, of Lakevlew,
spent Monday with Misses Chrissie
and Vera McLean at the Greenwood
Rev. and Mrs. Joyner are expecting
to leave this week for their new home
in Granville county.
Mrs. M. McL. McKeithen returned
last week from a visit to her sister,
Mrs. Dugald Stewart, of Laurinburg.
Misses Louis'e Omohundro and
Virginia Holland, of Greensboro, and
Mr. Allen Omohundro, of Sanford,
were week-end guests of Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Loving.
Mr. and Mrs. H. A. Borst and H.
A., Jr., of Vass, were callers, Satur
day evening, at the home of Mrs. E,
Mr. Conley McLaurin returned last
week from a visit to his sister, Mrs.
H. M. Phillips, of Goldston.
Mr. W. M. Thomas and family, of
Broadway, were guests, Sunday, of
Mrs. W. M. Rogers.
Miss Lucile Loving was in Sanford,
Mrs. D. S. Ray returned Monday
from a visit to her daughter, Mrs.
Bilyeu, of Pinehurst.
Mr. W. K. Gardner, of Charlotte,
was a Sundav visitor of Miss Thurla
A very dear old lady of long ago
was wont to remark “When the man
keeps a coming, and the girl keeps a
listening, he’ll get her sure.”
Miss Callie Hunter came over from
Charlotte for a week-end visit to her
Miss Kate Harrington who has been
on a visit to her mother in Cameron,
returned to Charlotte, Sunday evening.
Evangelist Herman Stevens, of
Greensboro, called at the home of
Mr. and Mrs. R. C. Thomas, Saturday.
Miss Vera McLean has a new Ford
Miss Myrtle Gaddy invited a num
ber of her friends to a quilting party
an evening of last week. The quilt
was quilted, refreshments served, and
a social evening very pleasantly
Speaking of quilts that came in
very handy on cold winter nights,
reminds me that the cotton batting
for quilts now cost 25c per pound,
when it used to cost only 5c. And
that also reminds me that a cotton
stalk towering eleven feet was
brought to town last week by Charlie
McNeill (colored); the cotton stalk
grew on his farm.
. Mrs. N. A. Pleasants, of Aberdeen,
IS spending some time with her
daughter, Mrs. D. S. Ray.
.Miss Frankie Teague and Mr. Reg
gie Allred, of Asheboro, motored to
Mr. B. G. York, formerly of Cam
eron but now in Sanford, was a visit
or in town Sunday,
Misses Effie and Margaret Gilchrist
entertained at their home on route 2
Jast Friday afternoon in honor of the
loung Ladies’ Auxiliary. Twelve
J!J,^b^rs were present. Mrs. A. L.
^Briant and Miss Jacksie Muse were
guests of honor. After an interest-
% program, refreshments of sand
wiches, Nabisco wafers and hot
cnocolate were served,
p A young man tramping from South
'^arolina to Virginia in answer to a
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VASS, N. €., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 1,1922.
HIGH ADVANCES PLEASE GROWERS
Second Payment Before Christmas to Eastern
First cash advances running from
$18.00 to $23.00 per hundred on loads
of tobacco brought to the warehouse
floors of the Tobacco Growers’ Co
operative Association in the past
two weeks have given many organized
farmers of Eastern North Car-)lina
the assurance of a Merry Christmas.
Association officials have announced
that all growers of Eastern Carolina
will receive second payments equal
to their first cash advances upon to
bacco delivered up to December first.
It is expected that this payment will
be made not later than December 20.
Bright tobacco growers of the old
belt of Virginia and North Carolina
will double their cash receipts upon
all tobacco delivered up to December
20th as soon thereafter as some fifty
tho*usand checks can he made out,
signed and mailed to the members.
The increasingly high advances
paid to co-operative growers are caus
ing enthusiasm among association
members at many points. At the co
operative warehouse in Smithfield last
week one load of tobacco brought
over $23.00 per hundred cash advance.
N. T. Oakley of Prospect Hill receiv
ed an average first payment of $21.35
per hundred on 1268 pounds of tobac
co at Apex, and K. Johnson received
$167.45 for a load of 836 pounds at
the same market. R. E. Aikens of
Cardenas was paid a first advance of
$197.08 for 976 pounds recently de
livered at Fuquay Springs and D. B.
Andrews averaged $20.70 as first cash
advance upon the same market.
Cash advances to co-operative grow
ers of from $15 to $18 per hundred
have been frequent at Danville and
other co-operative markets of Vir
ginia and mental arithmetic has be
come a popular pastime with some
80,000 growers of three States as they
look forward to their second and third
cash payment from the Association.
The second legal battle of the as
sociation began at Raleigh last Mon
day wlen the continuance of 18 tem
porary restraining orders enjoining
members from delivering tobacco out
side of the association was brought
before Judge C. C. Lyon in the Wake
Cotinty Court House.
The Association was represented
on the opening day of the trial by
Burgess & Joyner of Raleigh and
Lawrence Levy, assistant to Aaron
Sapiro of California and James H.
Pou of Raleigh, against whom a large
array of counsel have appeared to
represent five of the defendants.
It now appears that a number of
the cases of the Association against
alleged contract breakers will go un
contested and 2 of the 18 defendants
in the 18 injunction cases filed have
settled out of court.
SANDHILL PEACH EXCHANGE
A new organization of peach grow
ers, to be known as The Sandhill
Peach Exchange, was formed last
Thursday at the office of Mr. R. A.
Derby. Mr. H. G. Waring was elect
ed chairman and Capt. W. W. Cow-
A complete system for both the
purchasing of the warehouse supplies
and the selling of the coming sea
son’s crop was drawn up and accept
ed. Arrangements were completed
with the American Fruit Growers
wehreby they will furnish the neces
sary office force from their experi
enced and trained staff for the com
plete handling and sale of the com
ing crop. Mr. Scott, without doubt
one of the ablest peach men in the
country was selected to head the sales,
force as manager. He will be assist
ed by Mr. Skelly, one of the best
fruit salesmen in the country. Work
is already under way for the adver
tising and distribution of the coming
A large portion of the crop in this
section has been signed up with* the
new exchange, and with such men as
Roger Derby, Tom Evans, H. G. War
ing, and Capt. W. W. Cowgill behmd
the movement, the members have a
feeling of greatest confidence in the
ability of the new xchange to handle
the crop and obtain the maximum
prices at all times.
The new exchange is arrangmg to
open offices in Pinehurst as soon us
the amount of work warrants it; for
the present, however, it is not'
sidered necessary to place this ad
ditional expense upon the growers.
It has about gotten so in this coun
try that a natural death consists in
getting run over by an automobile.
There^s this about the ex-Kaiser’s
wife—she won’t have any trouble
keeping him at home.
CLOVER INCREASES CORN
C. M. Foy, who lives four miles
from Trenton in Jones county, has
found that it pays to use a legume
in building up his crop yields. In a
demonstration conducted in co-opera-
tion with County Agent E. F. Fletch
er this past season, an acre of land
which was planted to corn gave some
interesting results. This entire acre
was fertilized with 125 pounds of an
8-3-3 fertilizer before the corn was
planted on May 16. All of the land
in the acre was the same type. On
one-fourth of the acre, crimson clover
was plowed under before the corn
was planted; one-fourth had the
clover grazed and the stubble plowed
under; one-fourth was given a top
dresser of 200 pounds of an 0-9-2 and
one-fourth was used as a check plot
with nothing added except the regular
fertilizer used over the whole .acre
when the corn was planted.
Here are the yields:—
Plot with clover 41.5 bu. per acre
Plot with clover stub
ble 37.7 “
Plot with top-dress-
er 34.6 “
Plot used as check....26.4 “ “
This demonstration proves that
clover will help to increase the aver
age yield because the plot which was
fertilized with an 8-3-3 mixture gave
only 26.4 bushels, while the plot on
which the clover was plowed under
before the same fertilizer was added
gave a yield of 41.5, an increase of
o\*er 15 bushels i^r acre. E. C.
Blair of the Division of Agronomy
assisted Mr. Fletcher and Mr. Foy
in conducting this demonstration and
the results show that the farmers of
this section should begin the practice
of using more legumes in their crop
building and land building operations.
Some people argue that having ‘ a
$2 bill is bad luck, but we’ve found
that not having one is worse. . ,
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Salisbury, N. C., Nov. 29.—A pro
gram of more concerted co-operation
between federal officials and local en
forcement agencies is planned for the
coming year. Federal Prohibition
Commissioner R. A. Haynes advises
Director R. A. Kohloss of this State.
Section 2 of the enforcement act
divides the responsibility between the
government and the states. Prac
tically all of the states have enacted
legislation to this end and the various
state agencies report increasing evi
dence of co-operation.
Commissioner Haynes says that
every state, county and city has the
initial responsibility of cleaning up
its own conditions through locally se
lected officials, before the federal ma
chinery should be expected to take
charge. Hence, the necessity of close
co-operation between the states and
Director Kohloss is greatly pleased
with the progress that has been made
in the enforcement in this state, and
is most optimistic in regards to the
future, in view of the spirit of co
operation,' ini evidience j^ractically
everp^here. More and more is the
public becoming convinced that the
success of enforcement lies as much
with the people themselves as with
the officers who are designated to en
force the law. In spite of obstacles
and many complications, prohibition
is showing itself as a means of pro
nounced public betterment, of im
proved living conditions, and healthier
happier human beings. There is evi
dence everywhere of marked progress
in the way of enforcement.
This is not the time to be impatient,
nor discouraged, for the friends of
the law are truly in action, as shown
by reports which Commissioner
Haynes has received from the various
states, justifying the optimism which
Reducing the source of supply,
through concentration, in Commis
sioner Haynes’ opinion, will aid ma
terially in enforcement and also make
for economy, for, as he says econo
my has been the watchword of the
administration. Concentration o f
bonded whiskey in a smaller number
of bonded warehouses will result in
the saving of at least $300,000 per
annum. A saving of $250,000 has been
effected through reductions secured
in rental of office and storage space
and the disposition of seized proper
ty. A further saving of $156,900
annually has been effected by the re-
ad.fusting of salaries.
Referring to the cry that prohibi
tion is a “failure”, Commissioner
Haynes says that in his judgement,
one of the most remarkable successes
ever attained in the enforcement of a
new and drastic law has been record
ed in the present status of enforce
ment of the National Prohibition Act.
A complete reorganization has been
effected in the last fifteen months.
Fifty-one director’s offices have been
established in each state, and Hawii,
Porto Rico and Alaska. These com
plete changes in the reorganization
of the work have resulted in the elim
ination of duplication of work and a
greater efficiency. Experienced men
of undoubted integrity have been call
ed into service. The Washington of
fice of over 600 employees, and all
the Field Forces have become enthus
ed with the greatness of 'the task.
Thirty-two hundred and one tempor
ary and permanent appointments have
been made during this fifteen month
A new feature of the organization
is the General Agents' Force operat
ing inde^ndent of the director’s
forces. To date this fofce has re-
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