Devoted to the Upbuilding of Vass and Its Surrounding Country
VASS, N. C., FRIDAY, DECEMBER 10, 1920
PRICE FWE CENTS
From Upper Hoke
News is somewhat scarce in upper
Hoke for this week, and we hardly
know where to begin as there is no
new developments and not much do
ing with those already developed.
We understand that the Lakeview
Power Co. are going ahead with
their work of putting in new machine
ry at the upper plant. This plant
was built in 1910-11 by a company
composed of Messrs F. R. Danley,
J. R. McQueen, Jack Eastwood, and
others, and was run by this company
for a while, when Mr. Eastwood sold
his interest to Messrs Danley and
McQueen, later Mr. Danley sold his
interest to Mr. McQueen, who still
owns and operates the plant together
with another up to date plant about
five miles further down the river.
The first plant was run night and day
and the machinery was getting some
what worn, and now they are re
placing this old machinery with mod
ern and up to date new machinery
and when complete will be one of the
most up to date plants in Hoke co
unty, if not the best in the State.
From those two plants light are sup
plied to Vass, Lakeview, Cameron,
Pinehurst and Raeford, and power
is furnished the Vass Cotton mills,
the Vass Roller mills, the Pilot press,
and numerous other enterprises, and
reflects a credit to the community,
and a nice income to the county and
gives a lot of men steady employment
the year around.
We hear Mr. Albert Seagroves and
family will move, this week back to
Mr. Seagroves^ old home in Chatham
county. Mr. Seagiroves has held a
responsible position with the Lake
view Light and Power Co. for the
past eight years. We haven^t heard
who will fill Mr. Seagroves’ place.
The Mt. Pleasant Christian church
has a new pastor for the coming year,
A. M. Worrick, from Elon College.
Those who have heard him say he is a
splendid preacher, and we wish him
abundant success in his new field.
There is quite a little sickness in
the community at present but no
very critical cases.
Mrs. J. H. Hart is reported right
sick to-day, and we hope she will
soon be on the road to recoovery.
Mr. D.* K. Blue, Hoke county’s
register of deeds spent the week-end
with his brother Mr. J. P. Blue, on
Mr. T. M. Simpson and sister Miss
Lillian, of Surry county spent the
week-end in upper Hoke.
Mr. J. W. Smith of Route 2 will go
to Raeford Monday the 6th to be
sworn in a county commissioner from
Little River township.
S. A. C.
Vass School Honor Role
Pupils of the Vass Graded School who
were neither absent nor tardy during the
third school month:
First Grade—Thomas Brewer, Marvin
Blue, Henry Borst, Angus Furr, Ray Grif
fin, Harry Laubacher, Worth McMillan,
Odell Oldham, Edgar Oldham, Herman
Parker, Duncan Scott, Harold Thompson,
John Kennedy, Lillian Hilliard and Myrtle
Second Grade—Norman Keith, Alton
Matthews, Joseph Mattews, Sarah Lane.
Third Grade—J. B. Parker, J. W. Atkin
son, Daniel Johnson.
Fourth Grade—Edna Allen, Mildred Gun
ther, Pearl Jessup, Marjorie Leslie, Paul
Laubscher, Blythe Sanford.
Fifth Grade—Warren Ck)x, Katherine
Grahao), Louise Leslie, J. R. Thomas, Jr.
Sixth Grade—Eloise Brooks, Earl Ed
wards, Bessie Gunter, Bryce Griffin,
Willie H. Keith, Robert Laubscher, Vivian
Matthews, Eva Oldham, Lillian Oldham,
Rebecca Thomas, Ray Thomas.
Eighth Grade—Johnie Laubscher, Agnes
Smith, Arthur Thompson, Gerald Graham.
Tenth Grade—Frank Byrd, Glennie Keith
Lois Sanford, Mildred Thomas.
Eleventh Grade—Gordon Thomas, Jewell
Edwards, Annie McGill.^
Swine Judging at Pinehurst
The Troy team won the first prize of $15
with the score of 8333 in the swine judg
ing contest at the Pinehurst fair. The Mt.
Gilead team took second prize, $10, with a
score of 6875, and Sandhill third prize, $7,
with a score of 6833.
For the highest individual score 0. B.
Denton with 95 won a purebred boar pig.
Eugene Reynolds was second and won $3
with a score of 80.
There was plenty of enthusiasm through
out the contest. Fifteen minutes were
given for placing and two minutes for
Judge Jenkins'of Orleans, Indiana, who
judged the excellent exhibit of Berkshires,
gave the boys a thorough lecture on Swine
judging. Everybody appeared well pleas
ed with the result of the contest and with
the prizes, which were awarded immed
iately at its close.
What others Think of Us
Mrs. Mary Blue, of Vase Route 1, an
nounces the marriage of her daughter,
Maimie, to Mr. Roscoe Britt, which took
place on Tuesday, December 7th. They
will be at home December 20th, at Lum-
berton, N. C.
The high school faculty will present a
play, “Farm Folks,” in the auditoroum of
the school building on Friday evening,
Mr. Bill Ellis spent the week-end with
his people in Star.
Prof. 0. G. Reynolds and Miss Idel B’uck-
han, of Rockingham, spent Sunday with
The sale of the remainder of the Jack
son Springs property was not carried out
Tuesday on account of the imclement
weather. Sparrow and Byrd were here
Saturday contemplating having another
sale some time soon.
Mr. W. H. Jones was taken to a Hamlet
hospital from his saw mill in Richmond
county in a critical condition. Mrs. Jones
is with him and the latest report is that
he is getting along as well as he could be
Friends here were shocked Friday to
learn of the death of Archie McCormick
at his home at Star. The deceased had
been in bad health for some time, but he
gained some strength during the summer.
His remains were intered in the family
burial ground, near Ellerbee Saturday.
Messrs. Dan, Kennie and John Mclnis
with their families from Rockingham spent
Sunday with their aunt. Miss Ann Mclnis
an aged lady who has been seriously ill
but is now improving.
Prof. John McLeod attended the mar
riage of his brother, Rev. R. A. McLeod to
Eiss Lucy Worth Currie at Galatia Church
near Fayetteville on Wednesday of last
Miss Truett Jones was called home last
week from the State Normal College at
Greensboro to be with her younger sisters
and brothers while her mother is with Mr.
Jones at tha hospital in Hamlet.
The village of Vass, over in Moore coun
ty, blossoms out now with a newspaper—
The Pilot, which made its appeaeance last
week. It will be a weekly, at $2 a year
and managed by Stacy Brewer, of Carth
age. A stock company owns it. Its poli
tics is supposed to be'^ ropublican.—From
the Rockingham Post-Dispatch.
[Brother London you have got another
guess coming to you. The Pilot is neither
Democratic or Republican, but is published
for the benefit of Vass and its surrounding
The Enterprise is in receipt of the first
edition of “The Pilot” a newspaper pub
lished at Vass, N. C. The paper is a four
column, eight pape quarto, and presents
a neat appearance with much news of the
town and surrounding county, and has the
marks of being a useful member of the
journalistic fraternity. Mr. Geo. W. Brock,
formerly Editor and proprietor of the En
terprise is connected with the paper and
the present owners of his old publication
wish him and the entire ‘Pilot’ family
much success.—From the Aberdeen, (Md.)
A brand new newspaper, looking spic
and span, came to this office the past
week from Vass, in Moore coimty. Stacy
Brewer is managing publisher and from
appearance the new papsr is getting off to
a good start.
A good field is open to this paper, which
comes under the title of “The Piloti”
Moore county is good enough for a gooK
paper ana its new paper looks good. The
best wishes for you, Mr. Brewer Frofti
the Harnett County Nfsws. ,
Mr. J. B. Eastwood left Monday
for medical treatment in Charlotte.
Mr. P. L. Gardner, of Catherine
Lake is home for a few days.
Messers W. C. Smith and R. L.
King made a business trip to Durham
one day last week.
Mr. and Mrs. Walter Deaton and
little son Edison, spent the week-end
with relatives in Sanford.
Mrs. E. Wicker, of Southern Pines,
visited at the home of her son, Mr.
A. C. Wicker, last week.
Misses Frances Vick and Flora
Kelly, of the Thaggardsville neighb
orhood were week- end visitors at
Mr. Melvin Gardner is spending
this week with friends in Stokes and
Mr. W. C. Hendren was called
to Taylorsville Friday on account of
the serious illness of his Aunt.
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. McQueen and
Miss Maude Blue were in Sanford
Mr. H. S. McLean who travels for
the Southern Distributiing Company,
spent Sunday with his family here.
Mr. E, W. McNeill of Cameron,
who is with the Cameron Lumber Co.
was a business visitor in our vil
Meeting Well Attended
The fourth annual Seaboard Air Line
and Community Christmas Tree this year
promises to surpass that of last year, when
over three hundred little folks were served
witii candy, nuts, oranges, apples and a
souvenier, also twelve lots of flour, bacon,
potatoes and beans were sent to the un
fortunate and the sick. All friends and
employees are requested to donate to this
worthy cause. All donations can be sent
to W. G. Ebey, train dispatcher, at Ham
let, N. C.
The parents and teachers of Vass met
together at the school building Friday af
ternoon, December the 3rd, at three-thirty,
for the purpose of organizing a Parent-
Teacher Association. That the women of
the town are interested in this organiza
tion, as well as all other things pertaining,
to the school, is shown by the fact that
the room was well filled with the mothers
of the town, but the fathers were con-
spicious by their absence.
Professor Matthes was elected tempo
rary chairman and opened the meeting,
with a short talk in which he touched
briefly on the need of co-operation be
tween parents and teachers in the making
of a successful school, and showed just
how it was better both from an economic
and educational point of view, to insist on
strict attendance of all pupils.
The officers of the organization were
then elected, viz:
Prof. W. D. Matthews, President.
Miss Margaret Keith, Vice President
Mrs. H. A. Borst, Secretary-Treasurer.
The president appointed as a conmiittee
to draw up a constitution for the associa
tion Miss Georgia Conley, Mrs. Kate Brooks
and Mrs. J. R. Thomas, and as a commit
tee for arranging programs and date of
meetings Mrs. D. C. McGill, Mrs. G. B.
Laubscher and Miss Eula Griffin.
Prof. Marion Wall, county demonstration
agent for this county, was present and af
ter all business was attended to, made a
short talk on the needs of the school,
which was very instructive. •
At the close of his talk the association