North Carolina Newspapers

    VOLUMN
ONE
THE PILOT
NUMBER
Devoted to the Upbuilding of Vass and Its Surrounding Country
SUBSCRIPTION $2.00
VASS, N. C., FRIDAY, NOVENBER 26, 1920
PRICE nVE CENTS
Sandhill Farm Life School
The Sandhill Farm Life School has
enrolled this year 151 pupils, 59 in
the elementary school and 92 in the
High School, of this number 73 are
living in the dormitories. A good
four year High School course is given
and the regular vocational work out
lined by the State for Farm Life
Schools.
The School is to congratulated on
securing a strong faculty of ex
perienced teachers- whose aim and
purpose is not only to give sound in
structions but to help each individ
ual pupil to realize the highest de
velopment of which he is capable.
A Literary Society was organized
early in the term and is doing splen
did work. The society is planningg to
edit a paper and hope to have it
published nexltweek. The paper will
not only serve as a medium of pub
lishing school news but will be a
. practical and excellent way of sec
uring correct expression of the ideas
of the pupil in the Literary depart
ments.
Athletic activies are taking on
new life as was shown at the Sand
hill Fair at Pinehurst last week by
the excellent work done in the tourn
ament and other field work. The ex
hibit by the teachers and pupils was
a credit and the float which repre
sented the state seal was an admir
able piece of work.
Halloween night was celebrated
with interesting and appropriate ex
ercises. The large living room and
From Upper Hoke
Many things take place in a few
years, even more than those present
would expect or realize. What would
the average man have told a stranger
regarding the upper part of what is
now Hoke County, say five years ago,
then a vast area of this County lay
idle in woods land covered with wire
grass and black jack oaks but a land
slide took place! There was a bunch
of Gentlemen from Surry County
heard of this vast amount of woods
land in Upper Hoke and they came
down and bought a large tract of
this land, known as the Keith land. It
then belonging to Mr! J. A. Keith,
now of Vass. The land was purchased
Jackson Springs
Our booth at the Sand Hill Fair
was not as good as it should have
been. But we were rewarded the
blue ribbon and will receive a cash
prize. Why not every community
begin to make plans to compete for
the community premiums at the fair
next year, and also individual pre
miums that many of our citizens
received.
If we had no exhibit we should not
knock the fair for it is our fair and is
what we make it. We are the hosts
and we 'should always strive to treat
our visitors hospitably.
There were several good agricul
tural exhibits as well as the other
for a reasonable price and some im- i exhibits, and it reminds us that there
provements put on it and a small I is a good way of advertising Moore
amount cleared up. Next came other County or the 'Sand Hills by having a
Surry County farmers who purchased! booth at the State Fair next fall and
one to two hundred acre tracts of | compete for the prizes,
this land, also at a reasonable price | We have the material every fall to
and they went into the tobacco, corn | beat Buncombe or any of the other
and cotton business and what was i counties in general exhibits. Say the
then the old Shaw Hills, are now i word and let’s go to the State Fair in
developed into good farms and are! 1921 and see the Moore county booth.
producing bountiful crops where 5
years ago the old original farmers of
this section classed this as worthless
land and would not have hardly paid
the taxes on this land and its just the
case, not only with this particular
tract, but with several other similar
tracts in Upper Hoke.
We have near a dozen new farmers
in Little River township now, and
they are generally well satisfied and
are one and all, getting 6n fine, the
for their land and have good sub
stantial buildings erected and are
living at home.
farm produce has caused a
many of the farmers to not meet j
their expectations, at the same time j
practically all of them will be in i
shape to meet their most pressing:
obligations.
Practically each and every farmer
in our particular neighborhood has
made his own Hog and Hominy, and
hall was most beautifully decorated j majority of them have already paid
with autum leaves, fruit and jack-
o’lanterns. Refreshments were sold
in the dining hall and $90 was clear
ed which with a fund already started,
will be used in completing the audi
torium in the school buildinng.
The primary and grammar grades
entertained the patrons of the school
on Friday afternoon Nov. 5th with a
very interesting program of songs and
stories by the pupils and short talks
by the teachers emphasizing the im
portance of regular attendance by
the pupils and the spirit of co-oper
ation by the patrons.
The meeting proved a very helpful
and interesting one and the parents
ask for similar meetings at ,least
once a month as it brings the parents,
pupil and teacher into close relation
ship and harmony.
Miss Bettie Tarpley entertained
the Seniors in the Dining Hall on
Friday evening Nov. 5th in a very
delightful way. A good time was
reported by all present.
Dr. Hugh Tarpley of New York
spent several days with his sisters
Misses Ula and Betty Tarpley last
week en route for New York after
a visit to his home in Spartanburg,
S. C.
Miss Eliza Parker of the Farm Life
School faculty is a delegate to the
State Teachers Convention at Ashe
ville.
iO
We can have one and we must begin
to make our plans and have one.
Miss Patty Marks, a teacher in the
local High School spent the week-end
at her home in Albemarle.
Mr. W. E. Graham a student at
Elon College came home for the Fair,
■ It will be remembered that an auc
tion sale of lots was carried on here
on Aug. 20 and 21st between show
ers. Some of the best building lots,
small farms, lots and farms with
buildings, a peach orchard, and the
lake with power plant on Jackson’s
Creek that remained to be sold later
will be sold at auction on Tuesday
^ niNov. 30th. There will be some
I unusually good bargains at this sale
Better bargains than went at the sale
in August.
Some might have predicted in Aug.
that none of the lots would be built
upon. Since the August sale a large
and modren garage has been built
and a store with living rooms up
stairs has been doing business for a
few w’eeks where pines and oaks were
also has .a good chance of cotton or I August. Others
tobacco to help out in his obligations |
and we feel proud to be able to say i unsettled conditions. Our village
with conditions no worse^ than they | dead. A few years ago we
had a one teacher school, now we
have eight teachers. There is not
Natter of Advertising
One of the functions of a news
paper is to carry to the readers a
message from people who want to
reach them on various subjects. One
of the most common subjects is the
one of the sale of commodities. The
merchant is the biggest spokesman
through the newspaper. He pro
claims his wares, and appraises his
customers of what he has to offer
them.
The Pilot will expect to serve in
this respect. It intends to help the
business people of the community* to
carry on their affairs by making
known to the people what the busi
ness man is doing. The paper will be
a visitor at the homes of the people,
and on its arrival will bring the news
of the store as well as that of every
thing else. It will tell who has new
goods, or who makes low prices, or
who offers inducements of any sort>
and will help to point out to the folks
how they can profit by getting things
they need. The purpose is to be
through the advertising department
an employe of the merchant in
furthering his trade
Advertising is a wonderful help to
business. You try in your place of
business to make known to possible
buyers what you want to do, but you
can not personally reach any number
of persons as compared with the
number a newspaper reaches. It has.
to be a very inconsiderable publi
cation if it does not reach in a day-
more people than all the clerks in the
store could reach in a week. The
paper tells the story when it is new,
for it gets to practially all the people.
Few homes now are without a weekly
paper . So the Pilot will expect to
serve in this respect."
It means to carry only a reputable
line of advertising for it has no in
tention of capping a bunco of game.
The advertiser who does not offer
goods that should be sold on merit
will have no place |in its columns.
The advertising of the Pilot will be
the kind you can believe in and it
will be worth while for both adver
tiser and reader.
are we hope to lahd on the top side
after all. We have good schools and
churches and fairly good roads.while I section of the
we would be benefitted greatly if our
roads were put in better condition
State'that has made such rapid pro
gress and doubtless in the State that
before the heavy winter weather gets ^j^Qge|;her the farmers were the
here.
. As this is our first letter and also
as we are not very well up on letter
promotei’s.
Last summer there seemed to be
lost time the latter part of last week
writing for newspapers, being kinder j here as well as in other
out of practice, we will make it short | revenue officers were
and endeavor to do better next time.
We will give the local happenings
corn shucking news, etc. later.
S. A. C.
Tl-e dear creatures may in time under
stand politics, bit they will r.ever under
stand why a man has to run just because
he hits the ball.
not very active . Officers made up for
last time the latter part of last week
and captured several blockade stills,
one man, and horse and wagon left
in charge of the officers by some fleet
footed man who will hardly come
back to claim his property. This
good work was done in a few miles
of here and Eagle Springs.
The Ladies Missionary Society of
the Presbyterian Church will sell re
freshments, etc. in the lobby of the
Post office here on Tuesday, the day
of the sale of the remainder of the
Jackson Springs property. The pro
ceeds will go towards work done on
a Manse some time ago.
Rev. Mathewson of Fountain Inn,.
S. C. has accepted a call here.
A marriage of very much interest
to their many friends, was solemnized
at the Presbyterian church here on
Monday evening at 7:30 o’clock
when Mr. Gurney A. Patterson and
Miss Annie Stutts were united in
Marriage. It was not known until a
few hours before that the marriage
would be in the church, but an un-
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