THE DANBURY REPORTER.
CHAS. R. HELSABECK
! IN FAVOR OF GOOD ROADS
The Tide Is From Stokes, And Must
Be StoppeJ—The Way to Keep
Our Boys at Home Is to Build
Chapel Hill, N. C., Feb. 3.
Mr. Editor :
"Say what you think today in
hard words and tomorrow say
what tomorrow thinks in hard
words though it contradict every
thing you said today." Ido not
mean this for a text from which
to deliver a homily, but as a cloak
for my own sin. Whether I
committed one or not remains a
question with me as yet, but an
honest confession is good for the
soul, they say, and I will admit
I certainly feel as if I had done
myself, my country and you, Mr.
Editor, a great injustice if I have
impeded the progress of the
"Good Roads Proposition" by
going on record as opposed to a
bond issue. Possibly you have
forgotten it and possibly the good
people of Stokes have forgotten
it. If you have, for once I am
glad, but for fear you have not
hence this article. It goes like
About three years ago, if I
mistake not, in the editorial col
umn of the Reporter you advo
cated a bond issue for the pur
pose of building good roads in
Stokes. In answer, I wrote a
one column article setting forth
the sickly side of a bond issue,
etc. You came back at me with
double column, ripping me up the
back in such a just way that I
have, after three years, recov-1
ered. It did me good—at least;
something has wrought a change !
in my way of thinking.
Mr. Editor, without giving the j
burdensome why's and where
fore's in this case, let me say
that I want to recant everything
I have ever said against good
roads and humbly beg your par
don for having said it. Today I
will say in hard words that the
people of Stokes county must
build good roads. I know that
good roads is as great an asset
and the best drawing card any
community can have.
The Reporter has something
to say almost every week about
good roads, or rather bad roads,
and the reason, Mr. Editor, I
wanted to say this word is that
you may know that one by one
you are winning the people to
your side of the proposition. No,
I will not say a bond issue, but
good roads, let them come as the
people of Stokes think best, and
if it is bonds, then all right.
Until it is discussed, and made
the center of thoughts for awhile
the people will not know what
they want. This then Mr.
Editor, is the work, and I say a
great work you have to. do.
You are our only county paper,
arouse the people to thought!
I for one will uphold your hands.
Stokes has four boys in the
University this year. Whether
any of us will make our own
county our future home depends
largely upon the advantage# she
offer* in comparison with other
counties. The tide is from
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Stokes now, it must be stopped,
One way is to build good roads
CHAS. R. HELSABECK.
The Public School At Flat Shoal j
Still Progressing—Another Game'
Germanton Route 1, Feb. 6.
Messrs. Editors :
Will you allow me space in
your paper for a few lines this
The public school at Flat Shoal
is still progressing nicely. We
have one of the best teachers we
have ever had at Flat Shoal, but
I'll tell you she makes us stand
about some times.
We had another ball game the
4th on the home diamond between
Palmyra and the home team.
The score was 8 to 26 in favor
of the home team. The game
played between Flat Shoal and
Pine Log on the 28th proved to
be more interesting than the one
on the 4th. The score being 2
and 5 in favor of Flat Shoal.
Mrs. J. M. Southern and child
dren, of High Point, are visiting
Mrs. Southern's mother, Mrs.
C. H. Meadows, on Germanton
Mr. and Mrs. C. S. Carroll, of (
Winston, have moved back to the
VII XVI XII
News Items and Personals From
King, N. C M Feb. sth.
Messrs. Editors :
Will you please allow me space
in your valuable paper for a few
items from dear old King?
Most every body of King is
on the sick list this week.
Miss Mamie Walker, of Stone
ville, has been visiting Misses
Ruby and Daisy White for the ,
past week. We are glad to have
you with us, come again. j
The people of King gave Mrs.
G. G. Boles a surprise birthday
dinner the 2nd of February.
King High School is progress
ing nicely with Sixty students
Think the wedding bells will
ring at Mr. J. R. Hutchens' about
Easter as Mr. Fulp, of Mt. Airy,
calls real often.
Miss Mollie Bennett gave the
young people a party one night
i last week in honor of Mr. Charlie
; Spainhour, of Tobaecoville, N. C.
i Mr. K. W. Allen, of Mt. Airy,
,is visiting his parents at this
j The ten dollars given away by
j W. E. Butner was won by W. J.
Mrs. J. D. Watts went to Win
ston shopping last Thursday,
i Miss Mamie Newsom left for
, Winston last Friday where she
j will make her home,
i Miss Maud Bennett, of Wins
ton, is visiting her sisters at this
Sedentary habits, lack of out
door exercise, insufficient mas
i ticalion of food, constipation, a
torpid liver, worry and anxiety,
are the most common causes of
•tomach troubles. Correct your
habits and take Chamberlain's
Stomach and Liver Tablets and
you will soon be well again.
For tale by all dealers.
DANBURY, N. C., FEBRUARY 8, 1911.
TO MEET MARCH 4 THE SCHOOL AT KING
THE STOKES FARMERS' UNION
Meeting Called To Elect Delegates
To Joint Meeting of North Caro
lina-Virginia Farmers' Uuions At
Danville, Va., March 15 and 16.
We are hereby calling a meet
ing of the Farmers' Union of
Stokes County to be held in the
court house at Danbury, on Sat
urday, March 4th", at 10 o'clock
A. M. The meeting is called for
the purpose of electing delegates
to the joint meeting of the North
Carolina and Virginia Farmers'
Unions, which will be held in
Danville, Va., March 15th and
16th. This meeting is for the
purpose of deciding on the best
method of handling the 1911 crop
of tobacco to be grown in the
Now, when the roll of locals is
called we want to hear each one
answer. Wc are giving the lo
cals lots of un.e to prepare for
the meeting this time. And we
will expect every county official
to be present, as there will be
other important business to come
before the convention. So please
come everybody, as this will be
an important meeting.
R. L. NUNN,
A Card From J. Spot Taylor.
I desire to write a few lines on
Danbury's noted corn grower and
hog raiser, Mr. N. E. Pepper.
Mr. Pepper started out last year
to make a record corn crop, and
succeeded finely. At the close
of the year he found that he
had made some thirty-five acres
to the bushel, and that it had
cost him $3.21 A cents per gallon,
and he finally gave the crop
to a tenant to get it gathered.
A few weeks before Christmas
he killed hogs—or attempted to
kill. When a plank was knocked
off the fence, the hog ran out
and before the dogs could be
called, it escaped to the woods,
and at last accounts had not been
Since his disastrous experience, |
Mr. Pepper has come to the con-1
elusion that corn growing and
hog-raising is not what it is
cracked up to be.
J. SPOT TAYLOR.
Siloam, N.C., Feb. 6.—An in
fant of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph
Wall was found dead in the bed
1 A small child of Mr. Will Eads
happened to a very painful acci
dent while playing with an axe
last week by cutting off one of
The wheat crop is not looking
so very good in this section.
The protracted meeting has
been in progress at Pine Hill
church this week with nine mem
bers added to the church.
The school here is progessing
Mr. J. M. Fagg, our represen
tative in the Legislature, who is
spending a few days at his home
at Red Shoals, visited Dan bury
IT IS A GREAT SUCCESS
Farmers' Union Progressing—Miss
Lelia Pulliam Very Low With
Pneumonia —Other Items of In
King, N. C., Feb. 5.
Messrs. Editors :
I will write a few sketches in
behalf of our community. Every
day is getting to be a busy day
at King. We are all proud of
our town. The school is such an
overwhelming success. To see
the children marching to and
from school and to think what a
grand school building is nearing
completion fills our hearts with
joy. It is a building that was
very badly needed and one that
every person in the county should
be proud of.
The Farmers' Union is pro
gressing nicely. All are in high
spirits and are working like bees
around a hive with great energy
making more friends and less
enemies every day.
We all think that the store to
be erected here by the Union
will be a great help to our com
munity and especially the town.
With just a little wink out of the
eye we think the merchants here
dread it to some extent.
Farmers are getting busy now (
on the farm, burning plant land
The tobacco season has about
finished up last year's crop in
this section. Farmers are com
plaining at the low prices. They
say that common grades are off
from two to four cents.
Miss Lelia Pulliam, daughter
of Mr. J. S. D. Pulliam, is very
IJW with pneumonia.
Mr. V. T. Grabbs has been
right sick for several days.
Mr. James Hutchens' children
are improving, we are glad to
Mr. Kurfees, of Germanton,
was a welcome visitor here a few
Mr. F. B. Culler has returned
tj.his home at High Point, after
: spending a few days here with
I his son Perry L. Culler. Mr.
| Culler says business is booming
| in High Point.
Ms. Glidewell spoke at Dalton j
1 Institute Monday night toa large
I and attentive audience. Many
i members from King were pres
Mr. Dool Hauser purchased a
I fine team of mules from Smoak
, & McCreary at Pinnacle a few
i days ago.
The members of Trinity church !
I are having a belfry built on the (
! church, which will be over SO I
i feet high. Mr. C. S. Fowler be- (
| ing the contractor.
: ' '
You are probably a.vare that
pneumonia always results from
a cold, but you never heard of a
I cold resulting in pneumonia
| when Chamberlain's Cough
Remedy was used. Why take
the risk when this remedy may
be had for a trifle ? For sale
by all dealers.
Mr. T. H. Harrison, of Wal
nut COT« Route 5, mi a visitor
at the Reporter office Friday.
AT MOORE'S SPRINGS
Lots of Sickness and Several
Deaths Baseball Game and
Moore's Springs, Feb. 6.
Choppings are all the go around
We are sorry to say there has
been lots of sickness, and several
deaths in this neighborhood this
Lots of preparations are being
made for another tobacco crop.
Moore's Springs school was
challenged to spell the Old
Orchard school. So they went
Friday evening, and when they
got there Old Orchard was not
quite ready. While they were
sending around to get get in
their best spellers, they got up a
ball game between the schools.
The game ended with the score
six to eleven in favor of Moore's
After the game was over all
went in the house to spell.
Moore's Springs school only had
eleven scholars present, while
Old Orchard had about seventy
five. The little crowd felt sure
that they were beat. Though
they went ahead spelling.
When they were through spell-
ing the crosses were as follows : j
Thirteen for Old Orchard, and :
seventeen for Moore's Springs.
One of Moore's Spring's best
spellers was Rosa Shelton, who
never missed a word.
There was a quilting at Mrs.,
Southern's Friday, and a party
at night. Seemed to be enjoyed
There's a big time expected
at the Vade Mecum Springs
hotel the 14th of Feb. Every-,
body invited to come.
Meeting of Merchants Association — I
Four New Members Enlisted.
The Retail Merchants Associa
tion of Stokes County held anoth
er interesting meeting at the
court house here Monday. Four
new members were enlisted.
The next meeting will be held i
here on the first Monday in next,
month. The members are re
quested to meet at 10:30 sharp.
The meeting will adjourn at 12:30
and meet again at 1:30.
Sandy Ridge Route 2.
Sandy Ridge Route 2, Feb. 2.
—Messrs. Willie and Lemmie
Mabe had a big cutting Wednes
day. They had 34 hands. There
was plenty of something good to
eat. After supper Mr. Bud
Thornton and the boys of Mr.
C. W. Mabe took a possum hunt
and caught a big coon. The
dogs ran the coon a sight race
for about a mile after they cut
the tree down before catching
it. It gave the dogs a pretty
Messrs. Willie and Lemmie
Mabe carried off a lot of tobacco
a few days ago and each one
had the same number of pounds
and the tobacco brought the
same amount in dollars and cents.
They ye brothers and raised to
bacco on the same plantation.
Who can beat that?
Mr. W. T. Oakley was here
Monday from Sandy Ridge
The State Library N o> 2,025
NEWS OF WESTFIELD
MRS. J. C. FRANS VERY ILL
She Is Suffering With Blood Poison
—Enjoyable Flinch Party Given
By Mrs- S. P. Christian
Westfield, Feb. r». —The school
here will close with an entertain
ment in about six weeks.
A flinch party was given by
Mrs. S. P. Christian Saturday
evening from seven until ten
o'clock. It was much enjoyed
by all. Those present were as
Misses Annaßeid. Carrie Red
man, Minnie Tilley, Mary and
Clara Simmons, Burnice and
Velnie Christian, Bessie Shelton,
Annie Smith and Ethel Simmons.
Messrs. Charles, Willie and Gas
ton Hill, Rex and Tom Tilley,
Elbert and Roy Pell, Wayne
Christian, Rufus Tilley, Hobert
Jackson, Lee Frans, Tom Hatcher
and several others.
Miss Mary Simmons, who has
been visiting parents and rela
tives at Westfield, expects to re
turn to Winston the latter part
of this week.
Mr. Tom Hatcher, of Mt. Airy,
spent Saturday night and Sun
day with Rex Tilley.
Mrs. J. C. Frans is suffering
from a very serious case of
blood poison at this writing.
There will be services at the
Baptist church next Sunday.
Mr. J. Spot Taylor, Prof. J. T.
Smith and others are suffering
with severe colds.
Messrs. Jno. W. Gann, T. M.
Lawson and Chap Bodenheimer,
the county commissioners, were
here Monday attending a meet
ing of the board.
Rev. R. L. Doggett filled his
regular appointment at the M. E.
Church Sunday night. Mr.
Doggett is a preacher of great
earnestness and power.
Miss Bertha Binkley, who is
' teaching at King, spent Satur
day and Sunday in Danbury the
guest of friends. She was ac
companied here and on the re
turn by Mr. J. D. Humphreys,
True to his promise, the
ground hog is handing us some
vile weather along these days.
Today a beastly rain is falling,
accompanied with a cold damp
ness that encourages pneumonia
and the other vicious ground
Mr. Ed. Smoak, of Pinnacle,
representing Smoak & McCreary,
of Winston, spent a few days
here this week and last with a
bunch of mules, and made
several trades Monday and Tues
day. Mr. Smoak, who formerly
lived at Winston, is now a per
manent resident of the county,
and a most desirable citizen.
He has bought property at Pin
nacle and with his family is
I interested in schools, roads, and
other improvements. By the
way, they have a splendid
school at Pinnacle, thanlu to
the efforts of the public-spirited
people of that place, Messrs.
Sullivan, Culler, and others.