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VOL. 8, NO. 47.
Is a Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding of the Sandhill Territory of North
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 9, 1928
OF A. CAMERON
End Comes Sunday Morning at
Carolina Central Hospital
backed vass enterprises
With sorrow, friends and loved ones
have observed for several months that
A. Cameron was grrowinpr more feeble,
nis step more uncertain; yet he was
r,-\vays cheerful, happy and uncom
plaining, and we did not realize that
work on earth was so nearly fin
Two woeks ago his condition grew
Wi and a few days later he was
- aeed in the Central Carolina Hospi-
t<ii in Sanford where he could be con-
snritly under the care of skilled phy-
ans and nurses. He did not seem
I utFer much, but gradually grew
w: ak -r. and on November 4th as a
r' Sabbath day—the day he had
V. J and sacredly kept—was dawn-
i- he peacefully and quietly slipped
awiiy to take up the new work for
V i-h his life had been a prepara-
. ’ 1 rril services were held on 3.1 on-
A,\ a 'ti-rnoon from the Vass Method-
-hurch with the paster, Rev. W.
V. Ra., officiatmg. He was as-
- by Rev. D. Monroe of the Vass
I ‘^sbyterian church and Rev. M. D.
!v Xeill of the Cameron Presbyterian
church. ViY. McRae paid a beautiful
and filling tribute to the life of the
:le-: eased. Then, ac**ompanied by a
throng t)f people, the casket was car
ried to the Johnson’s Grove Cemetery
where it was interi'ed and covered
with beautiful flowers, lovely designs
which came from far and near. Pall
bearers were Robert and Julian Leslie,
Gerald and Albert Graham, grand
sons: N. N. McLean, a nephew, and
N. M. McMillan, a laithful friend of
A. Cameron was bom in Harnett
county on July 20, 1851, the son of
Angus and Margaret Cameron, and
one of ten children who grew to man
hood and womanhood under the in
fluence of these staunch Scottish pa
rents. In 1887 he was maried to Miss
Catharine -lanet Cameron, also of Har
nett. and came to this community to
make his home. To this union were
born eight children, who with the
mother survive. They are Mrs. W. C.
Leslie, Mrs. W. B. Graham, Mrs. W.
D Matthews, Angus B. Cameron, Mrs.
C. J Temple, Mrs. H. A. Borst, A. M.
^'ameron and Mrs. L. C. Tyson, all of
Vass. Two sisters, Mrs. Mollie Cam
eron and Mrs. Kishie Cameron, of
near Swan Station, and one brother,
J. Cameron, of Vass, also survive.
The worth of a life such as A. Cam-
on has lived in this community can
not be estimated. Outstanding was
he in his devotion to his church, and
his dealings with his fellowman show
ed that he believed that the Christian
religion was intended to operate in
every department of the human life.
In business, he enjoyed the confidence
>f all; in public life, he stood for the
i*ight as be saw it and was aggressive
in promoting every enterprise that
was for the advancement of the com
munity Mr. Cameron has been hon
ored with election to almost every of
fice in his church and town, and was
ever faithful in the discharge of his
duties. The great heart of him could
not refuse aid to anyone in trouble,
and many are the instances when he
helped to lighten the burden of those
around him, carrying on this work in
his quiet way with no thought of
gaining the world’s applause.
To us, who have known and loved
Mm from our earliest recollection, un
selfishness was his chief characteris
tic, and his life a fulfilment of the
“Lord, help me live from day to day
In such a self-forgetful way
That even when I kneel to pray
My prayer shall he for others.
Help me in all the work I do
To ever be sincere and true
And know that all I’d do for you
Must needs be don« for others.”
A UFE-LONG FRIEND.
VASS, N. C.
Buildings of Impressive Type
Show Up to Great Ad
AROUND PINE NEEDLES.
NORTH CAROLINA’S NEW GOVERNOR,
Dedication of rvTonumeif Ts In
teresting a Large Number
FINE NOVEMJIER 0! TING.
All signs point to a large crowd at
the "athering at the House in the
Horseshoe on Saturday, November 10.
the occasion being the dedication of
the monument and mtniorUil to the
Revolutionary heroes who fought in
the battle that took placp at the Al
ston house, which is the House in the
Horseshoe, in the closing days of that
great war for freedom. The program
has been completed by the assurance
from Dr. Frank Graham of the Uni
versity that he w'ill be present and
deliver a historical address, and with
that the program as announced in last
I’iloi vvill l)e adhe’f-d tO.
The fine November days are now
the most delightful period of the year,
the roads are in excellent condition
for travel, the people are interested
over a large section, and the good
women who are backing this patriotic
aiovement are inviting the folks to
fill their baskets with eatables and t;;
turn out, bring the visitors, the fam
ily and the friends, and impress on a
great audience the important part thf
Deep River territory of North Caro
lina had in making this the greatest
nation of the w'orld.
While the women of the revolution
ary descent are arranging for their
memorial work at the Horseshoe this
week it is not out of place to revert
somewhat to the Cornwallis fiasco
which practically decided the fate of
the long war. In October, 1780, the
The benefits of landscape work and
of planting shrubbery and grass is
seen now'here to better advantage than
around the Pine Needles Inn and on
the golf links and along the roads in
the Knollwood neighborhood. At the
Mid-Pines Club the planting has been
going on long enough so that the
south side of the Midland road ia al
ready in the class with the older por
tions of the Sandhill country Around
the hilltop, past Judge Way’s out to
the homes of Mrs. Burke and Major
Ne.tlleton the advantage of time has
given that territory the air of finisheti
v.'or}-:. But on the north side of the
road all is so new^ that its transfor
mation is interesting. From the low
er side of the Pine Needles, lookinu'
up the hill, the building now shows to
fine advantage among the trees that
are left, and with the grass and the
shrubbery as a ground line the fore
casts of what it is all to be in an
other year or two is easy.
On the other side of the Pine
Needles the landscape workers have
gained results. The attractive resort
will look like a different place w'hen
the visitors come buck this winter.
Up on the Knollwood Heights John
Bloxham has made good use of th(>
summer, and with a new baby to add
CO the growin.u' sijrns round the place
•fohn’s house looks like comfort. The
new' Olmsttad house just below is
about completed, and the planting is
showing w'hat is to be the aspect o'
that home site. The building is ad
mirably planned and well built, and
\vill suit ir with the ‘^one'-al
iis perfectly as the ai-chitect ami: carried about
the owner intended. One interesting j
thing about all these new houses on ^
the ridge is that they have develop:^<: ; Rppublican triumph stopped
O. .^L\X GARDNER.
State and County
The Usual 3Iajority Given for Everything in the Local Election—
F’ew More Repubiicans in the Let^islature.
Biggest Triumph in History of
the United States Political
SOUTH SOLID NO LONGER.
i With Governor Smith defeated by
: more than five million votes in the
! popular ballot, and by such an elec
toral vote that it is by far the most
disastrous slaughter in the history of
the nation the election of Tuesday
wound up in a sensational finish of
the most amazing campaign the coun
try has known in a long time. Gov
ernor Smith lost his own State, his
own voting precinct, a large block of
the solid South, all of the West from
the Hudson to the Pacific Ocean, and
! had left just about enough to indicate
I that he had been in the campaign.
Hardly enough is left out of the
wreck to sweep up and burn.
Smith carries Massachusetts and
Rhode Island in the North, both hy
very narrow votes as - will be seen by
the table, and in the South he has
South Caix>lina, Georgia, Alabaiua,
Mississippi, Louisiana and Arkansas,
six of the Southern States. All the
rest of the country goes to Hoover,
and by decisive figures. The popular
majority appears to be more than five
million in favor of Hoover, as the
table shows, an unprecedented figure,
and never before approached. Hoover
gets 444 electoral votes, Smith 87,
w'hich is also the most sweeping ma
jority ever registered. If Smith had
w'on three times as many electoral
votes as he received he would still
have been defeated.
all about 550 and the county candidates
'there is in the United Stale there th<>
into bigger and better establishments | tional congress gained but little xn
than was suspected. The Vail house. | j^epuUican members. Hammer gt>es
the farthest up the hill, resembles an . back as usual from this district, al-
old-time Spanish mission, and when though one or tw'o other members in E. C. Matheson Bailey
it is completed and planted and oc-^ the State are reported at lhi3 writing; f n- surveyor 3,354, McDonald for
cupied it will be one of the show tr be on mighty thin ice. But the sheriff 3.279, Humber 3,367, Spence
places of the community, which can state in general rolled up its usual 3,407, McQueen and Cranford for
on the Democratic ticket did better,
reaching eight or nine hundred.
From the figures at hand McLauch-
lin. the lowest on the Democratic
tic. e*:, had 3,’1)7 vote.i. Harrington,
the h:*rh;st, 3,4:^7, M. C. McDcnak'
be said of all of the new buildings now Democratic majority, Max Gardner senate about 3,350, while the Repub- i
under construction there. The John-!g^oing in within the neighborhood of lican opponents for senate polled about 414908
son house is a study in rural con-; fifty thousand to the good. The Slat'.- 2.500 votas each, Eifort 2,536, Lewis ^-^^^^cky 547709
struction, and will be admired with j ticket also shows a large margin. In 2,590, Swett 2,526, Shields 2,475, and
much enthusiasm, it is* bold in its I the county the Democratic ticket is the Republican commissioners 2,500
lines and classical in its effect. It is , on easy grounds with about 600 or to 2,750. These figures are given as
fortunate that all these houses haveii^iore of a majority. This is greater approximate, but arc- probably about
ample ground, for their individuality ; than w'as expected, for it was felt that correct.
is fitted to room for exhibiting their | the national ticket would have some The State legislature w'lll have a
features. effect on the county result. But it did few mors Republicans than in the past
The Pusheo house is emerging fi om | not, for while Hoover carried Mooi-e sessions, but the Democrats wnll or-
the remnants of the builder’s work, by about 650 according to figures now , ganize both houses as far as can be
available, Gardner had a majority of I seen at the present time.
TOSSOMS ARE SCACE.
Nook Puldigger says the 'possum
crop is not bad this fall, but that the
rersimmon trimmings is scace. Frosts
last spring killed the blossoms and
’simmons are almost unknown this
Ow^ner of the Horseshoe.
colonial forces gained a complete vic
tory at King’s Mountain on the North
Carolina line, and Cornwallis, who
was at Charlotte, realizing that the
destruction of the British army at
King’s Mountain left him in precari
ous position, undertook to march
southward from Charlotte and try to
save something from the ruins. Greene
was sent south by Washington to
supercede Gates, and in hope of find
ing subsistence Greene moved his
troops over to the Fee Dee with Che-
raw as the center of their base. This
led Cornwallis to try a move up into
Western North Carolina, and the first
thing was a grievous defeat at Cow-
pens. But the militia of the colony
retreated from the field after destroy
ing the British army, and Cornwallis
(Please turn to 8)
and in a short time it will show up
in all its interesting lines. Among
the pines its white wood finish is par
ticularly commanding. It is a strong
member of its ridge. The Ross house
and the Van Curen building are show'-
ing their massive outlines, and they
are of that solid pattern that gives
strength to the picture and a positive
tone to the village. When these are
all finished, and the underbrush all
removed and the permanent shrub
bery and grass have taken shape,
Knollwood Heights will have a new
appreciation, for it is now plain how
fully the plans are all working to
gether for that one aim of making a
delightful place to live.
Work is progressing on the Indian I
Trail drive, which is connecting the I
Barber development over at the new
club house, and intermediate territory!
with the Knollwood Heights and Pine j
Needles section. This will ultimately
afford another interesting drive all
the way through to Pinehurst and
the country beyond, and all of it
through unusually picturesque coun
Much is projected and expected of
the Knollwood ridge and the surround
ing territory during the winter now
approaching, as thJe development in
all directions has been so pronounced
that decided attention is drawn this
THE “SUCCESSFUL” WARRIOR.
CHRISTIAN SCIENCE SERVICE
A service is held in Southfem Pines
every Sunday morning at 11 o’clock
in the Christian Science Chapel,
Maine avenue, near East Broad St.
Subject for November 11th, “Adam
and Fallen Man.” All are cordially
invited to attend.
New Hampshire 115036
New Jersey 880T62
New Mexico 25574
jNew' York 2162594 2072818
I North Carolina 246594
I North Dakota 60727
I Oklahoma 353044
’ Oregon 9531Q
.Rhode Island 117458
I South Carolina 3133
jSouth Dakota 113855
West Virginia 263250
Herbert Hoover, Whose Amazing Victory, Makes Him Next
President of These United States.
S. S. ASSOCIATION TO
MEET HERE IN VASS.
The first of a series of township
Sunday School meetings will be held
at three o’clock Sunday afternoon,
November lith, at the Vass Presby
An mteresting program has been
arranged. The list of speakers will
S w ? of West
End, W. D. Matthews, ot Vass, and
A. B. Cameron, of Carthage. There
mil be special music by the local
nigh school chorus.
Township business for the year will
be transacted at this time
MRS. D. J. BLUE, Secy.