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FRIDAY, SEPT. 30, 1927.
ABERDEEN SALES THEATRES OPEN
LEAD THE BELT I WINTER SEASON
Prices $1.50 a Hundred Higher
FORMER MOORE ’ FRTOAY BIG DAY
LEGISLATOR DIES i AT FARM LIFE
The Carolina Theatres at Pine- Hel Figured Prominejntly for The School Was Honored by
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hurst and Southern Pines
Open Oct. 3-4.
A circuit rider of the tobacco in
dustry who travels the various mar
ket sections of the State came over
to Aberdeen yesterday from Durham
where he had been in confrence with
Beginning Monday, October 3, at
Pinehurst and Tuesday, October 4, at
Southern Pines, the Carolina Thea
tres will begin their regular season
of three attractions a week. Mon-
other tobacco men, and he said in ; days, Wednesdays and Fridays at
the Saunders warehouse that the I Pinehurst and Tuesdays, Thursdays
prices in Aberdeen are a dollar and
a half higher than at the other ware
houses of the middle belt. Fuquay
Springs comes next to Aberdeen, and
from there down the figores filter
out to a decided difference.
Years in Moore County
Governor Angus Wilton
and Saturdays at Southern Pines.
And what a wonderful picture has
been selected for the opening! None
other than that great picture depict
ing the part of the famous Rough
Riders took in the Spanish-American
The quality of tobacco coming in !war. A triple-barrelled story
Friday at 3 o’clock all that was
mortal of William Hamilton McNeill
was aid to rest in the Cross Hill
cemetery at Carthage. Mr. McNeill
had been in failing health for more
than a year, and had been in the
Central Carolina hospital for treat
ment and rest. The end came peace
fully and quickly Wednesday night.
Impressive funeral services were
held from the Presbyterian church.
Last Friday was a big day in the
history of Farm Life School. The
school has had big days before and
distinguished visitors. Albeit, the
instituton has never been honored as
it was last Friday, the occasion be
ing a visit and a speech from the
Says North Carolina Cars Kills
More People Than Any
At the Kiwanis dinner Bob Page
told a brief story of his experience
in a 1,300 mile automobile drive up
through Vir^nia, Maryland, Penn
sylvania, New York and West Vir
ginia, and he came back with the in
formation that North Carolina con-
State’s foremost citizen. Governor to add to its record for being
Angus Wilton McLean. first in many things. The achieve-
All through the week the Educa- had in mind is that we kill
tional Chautatiqua had been draw- people in proportion to the
conducted by Rev. Gilmore, of San- :number of cars licensed in the State
the county the people have flocked
to hear the good programs which
than any other State on the Conti
nent. He did not point with pride
Mr. McNeill was the son of Alex
is improving, and the prospects are j boy’s, a regiment’s, a nation’s! Ro-and Julia Rowan McNeill. He chautauqua offered. But the humiliating lead, either,
that th€ prices will improve as the | mance, comedy, history—all domi- I Moore County, j Friday evening was record- “Outside of our State,” said Mr.
season wears on, as the cheaper types i nated by the character and person- miles south of Union chtirch,
where the father was engaged in the
are gradually going out, giving way | ality of Theodore Roosevelt,
to the better leaf. | America—1898. Cuba struggling
Many strange faces are noticed, jfor liberty. Spanish oppression—
and the offerings come from more [America protests. The Maine goes
distant points as the record of the
Aberdeen market is reaching out to
turpentine business. His first edu
cation was received at Smith’s school
house near Lobelia. He later attend
ed high school in Camreon, taught by
Daniel McIntyre and his wife, who
was a very accomplished lady. Both
were well educated, and their school
ranked high for a rural school of
that day. In addition to the literary
to Havana harbor. Suddenly, without
warning, one night the Maine is
new territory. The sales have pass- blown up.
ed half a million pounds at Aberdeen j Wild excitement, much oratory, of-
and all the indications are that the i ficial investigations. A single man
estimate of four millions or more with the courage to act—Roosovelt.
will be reached during the fall with- in one hectic afternoon, as acting ! music was taught. The school
out any difficulty. secretary of the Navy, he gives the 1 building stood to the rear of where
It is needless to say that Aberdeen order which get the Navy mobilized. ' Cameron Presbyterian church
has livened tip materially in the j War comes. Volunteers are call- stands. After studying at Wake
brief period the market has been ed for. With his friend, Leonard College for two years, Mr.
open, and that the remainder of the | Wood, Roosevelt organizes the Rough University of
fall and winter business is expected | Riders. From every corner of the j ^®^^h Carolina for his B. A. degree
to be the best known in a good while. I United States of America, recruits
assemble at San Antonio. Cowboys,
COUNTY FIRE WARDENS ‘prospectors, Indians, silk stockings,
MAKE GOOD SHOWING, i East and West, North and South,
rich and poor—millionaires, college
in 1887. He was first marshal at
commencement, and was the winner
of the Greek medal one year. After
graduation, Mr. McNeill stJudied law
breaking. Busy farmers dropped
work and came early to see their
Governor and to hear his message.
Nor were they disappointed.
The Governor was introduced by
that staunch friend of Farm Life,
Mr. John R. McQueen, who is a
kinsman of Governor McLean. Mr.
McQueen paid tribute to His Hon
or’s business ability, and his great
achievements for the State.
Governor McLean expressed him
self as being very much at home in
a Scotch neighborhood, and among
the Scotch people. He showed his
interest in the farmer by directing
his talk mostly to him. His speech
was practical and clear throughout.
Perhaps his hearers were most im
pressed by sincerity, for he spoke as
one having authority as well as a
background of experience. He show
ed how farming in the South is on
the ’•'erfe of a readjustment, caused
Page, “I observed orderliness and
law. The speed law in North Caro
lina is 45 miles, in Virginia and
Maryland 35 miles and in Pennsyl
vania 30 miles. Half a dozen times
in North Carolina I saw reckless
drivers who tried to pass when they
could not see the road ahead, but in
the other four States I traveled I
saw not a case of this infamous in
fraction of the law of the land and
the law of common sense and decen
cy. On crossing back into North
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w.c. DOWD. SR.
Prominent Charlotte Man Dies
After Health had Seeming
ly Greatly Improvec*'
by a change of demands. Argentine
and Australia have taken a great | gtrkken by a series of sharp heart
part of our foreign trade in cattle yff p. Dowd, ptiblisher and
at the University law school, and
o. ^ 1 was admitted to the bar. Since that
T*.e Stat« Forest i>Lrvice is taking ;athletes, gamblers, law-officers and u u . , 4^* ^ i
U .4.. » . +• time hjp has nol oiav practiced law,
active steps to complete its forest i fugitives from justice. u 4. u ^ a ’ •
. . . ^ I ^ hut has engaged in various other
warden organization in Moore Coun- j The Rough Riders is a human
ty. District Forester Chas. H. Flory | story, so human that it hits some- pursuits.
and County Warden H. H. Fry have thing inside of you and makes you | his early manhood, Mr. McNeill
been interviewing the wardens in the |Say: “This is real.” A story that j taught for several years. ^ He taught
county, inspecting equipment and leaves one breathless with laughter, jone year near where his boyhood
making appointments of new ward- 'that brings a catch to your throat jdays were spent—in Vass, when the ;expressed his pleasure at finding vo- lh7"\ome 301 Queens road, Myers
ens. I with its pathos, that makes you feel jonly school building was the little jcational schools, teaching boys and ^t 10:40 a. m. last Friday.
The county has been divided into 'that you too, were one of those who |one-room house provided by the ear- ^g[r\s how to make the most of them- j Although he had suffered from
26 districts and plans call for in- I went through the trials and tribula- \ settlers and built near the site of 1 selves and of farm conditions.
and grain products from us he said, | general manager of The Charlotte
and it behooves us to find other out- of the State’s most promi-
lets or other crops. Incidentally he influential citizens, died at
For 14 years he owned and edited
the Carthage Blade. He was Coun-
creasing the wardens to about 200. jtions of this wild west regiment in | the present Presbyterian church. A
Fire crews are being organized and ■ a mismanaged war, glad to do it | union Sunday school was held, and
equipped at 12 points in the county ! all, and more too, because of Theo- he also superintended that,
of men who pledge themselves to re- |dore Roosevelt. “The Rough Riders”
port immediately to forest fires with- lis a big picture—in every way.
out summons from their community | On Wednesday and Thiirsday (the jty Sruperintendent of Public Instruc-
warden. These crews, commonly ' first Wednesday and Thursday of the ^
called “minute men,” are being lo-'season) the inimitable blonde whose
cated particularly in the southern popularity is growing with every
portion of the county, where an as- picture in which she is starred, Esth
heart attacks occasionally for more
than four years, his condition was
not thought serious until a few mo-
The Governor’s message was
heartily applauded. The people ap-
preciated this heart-to-heart talk r ^is death,
from the foremost citizen of our Even members of his immediate
i family had not been notified, so sud-
The music Friday evening was fur- i passing,
tion for about 10 years and he was ; wished by the double quar et of the .^^ly Friday,
especially suited for this position, Sandhill Sixteen. It was a delight- Complained of a slight indigestion. It
having a good education as a foun- |fv,i part of the program, and a fit- ^t serious, however.
dation and an intense interest in the ting prelude to the Governor’s ad-r ^ 'ggrty breakfast. Af-
sociation of landowners comprising jer Ralston, will delight you in a fun i cause, ror 12 years he served as dress. The men sang well, they en- l^gj.^ard, when what he thought to
about 50,000 acres is being organ-.picture with the intrigueing title, | Mayor of Carthage, and perhaps his j joyed singing, and the audience cer- attack of indigestion seemed
ized. '“Figures Don’t Lie.” ;outstanding work in this capacity was tainly enjoyed the performance. It become more acute, the family
Moore county forest wardens made
a splendid showing during the past
year in holding down forest fires and
with additional assistance from the
coiunty and private landowners the
work of forest protection from fire
should take large strides in the fu
CHAS. H. FLORY,
On Friday and Saturday another | Ws accomplishments in building
masterful production will be shown, streets and sidewalks. He was a
REORGANIZATION OF HIGH
SCHOOL LITERARY SOCIETIES
On September 23, 1927, the boys
and girls of the Vass-Lakeview High
School met separately and reorgan
ized literary societies for the com
ing year. The boys’ society will be
known as the John R. McQueen Lit
erary Society and the girls’ the
Athenian Literary Society.
Thle following officers were elect
ed: John R. McQueen Literary So-
siety, president, Paul Laubscher;
vice president, Clayton Evans; sec
retary, Clifton Blue; critic, Alex Mc
Gill; chaplain, Elmer Cameron; re
porter, Clifton Blue; assistant re
porter, Herman Parker; adv^ors,
John McCrummen and F. M. DWight.
Athenian Literary Society, |>resi-
dent, Marjorie Leslie; vice president,
Pauline Blue; secretary, Josephine
Vick; treasurer, Myrtle- McMillan;
critic, Helena Vick; reporter, Eliza
beth Simpson; advisor. Miss Alberta
If our readers have followed the
write-ups in the New York papers,
they will not that a picture, “Under
world,” opened at the Paramount
Theatre a few weeks ago and so over
owed that enormous theatre that the
production was moved up to the Ri-
voli Theatre for a long run and is
running there now, to more than ca
pacity. The management has screen
ed “Underworld” and unhesitating
ly pronounces it one of the finest
melo-dramas he has ever seen on any
representative in the General Assem-
ords have been made by the Sandhill
Sixteen, and that they have broad-
bly in 1911 from Lee and Moore |casted from two broadcasting sta-
counties on the Democratic ticke'^, tions. Such music as they can fur-
and was especially interested in
good roads and all other interests
Occasionally a man climbs so high
that he roosts above everybody else
—^then he begins to get lonesome.
THE HARVEST BALL
TALKED FOR HALLOWEEN
The light-footed contingent of
Moore County society is entertain
ing a rumor that on Halloweeil the
dustomary Harvest Ball will be giv
en at the Pinehtirst Country Club,
the ppocwdB tso go to the uplift work
done by Miss Eifort in the county.
This is one of the popular events,
and the expectatlofl is that It will wet
a substantial for tiie creditahle
work. Fuifiier announcements will
be made « th^ mo4«st projectors
come to the fi<6iit with tbeir plans.
for the upbuilding of North Caroli- j Chautauqua program to the women
na. In recent years, he devoted most ^as the address by Mrs. Jane Mc-
of his time to the insurance business jKimmon on Thursday evening. Mrs.
and farming. He represented the ! McKimmon spoke on “Home Train-
was not surprising to learn that rec- pjrjygician. Dr. J. C. Montgomery, was
called. He immediately ordered the
patient back to bed and administer
Shortly after 10 o’clock the first
nish is well worth preserving. [attack came, followed by others of
Perhaps a favorite number of the ijnj^easing intensity until his death.
No news of his serious illness was
McAllister, Vaughan and Scales In
surance Company of Greensboro, and
was the oldest agent from point of
service in the company. A represen
tative of the firm was present at the
Mr. McNeill was a member of the
Knights of Pythias and the Presby
terian chfurch. He was a very faith
ful church member, being a teacher
in Sunday school and a deacon in
In 1892 he married Miss Elnora
Burwell, of Hen4erson, where he was
teaching. To this union were bom
two children, a son. Holt, who is at
home in Carthage, and a daughter.
ing.” She urged that our boys and
girls be trained for that greatest of
all callings, home-making. She show
ed that the home is the basis of all
activities and good food, good living
conditions precede good work. Mrs.
McKimmnn would have the school as
a community center for the women
as well as a laboratory for the girls
in learning the essentials of home-
making. Her manner was charming
and her talk interesting throughout.
One of the best musical numbers
on the Chautauqua program was that
given by the Round Dozen Club on
Thursday evening of Carthage. The
goddess of music was most gener-
received at his office until word came
that he was dead. Previously, he
had advised his associates that he
would not be at his office Friday be
cause of a slight illness.
Mr. Dowd was born in Moore coun
ty, near Carthage, March 21, 1865.
When he was a boy, his family mov
ed to Mecklenburg county and lived
in the old Dowd house, on the Gas
tonia road. He was the son of Capt.
J. C. and Henrietta Dowd.
Jessie, now Mrs. Claude Woltz, of jous in her dealings with these wom-
Kindly and gentle in manner, yet
progressive and public spirited, Mr.
McNeill was active in church and
community, affairs un^,^his death.
The deceased is sui^v^d by his
widow and two children, four broth-
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en, and they are most gracious in
sharing their gifts with others.
the Educational Chautauqua of
1927 is over. But its effect is to be.
seen on and on.
Even if a man’g good deeds live
after him, he isn't in a position to
To the Members of the Cotton Grow
ers* Association, Moore County:
I see that quite a number of mem
bers have lost their reserve certifi
cate in the Cotton Growers' Associa
tion. Tliis is to say that it would be
a pleasure to me to assist any such
members to get their money. '
- Any letter addressed to me at my
office in Candor, or any personal call
from any members will be promptly
and carefully attended to.
Yours very truly, ’
L. C. PHILLIPS.