Devoted to the Upbuilding of Vass and Its Surrounding Country
VASS, N. C., FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 1921
PRICE FIVE CENTS
Rev. L. H. Joyner left Monday to
be present at the commencement at
Trinity and will be away from home
for ten days.
Mr. A. Cameron of Vass was in
Mr. T. C. Gaddy sends in a sub
scription to The Pilot this week as a
present to his daughter-in-law, Mrs.
Clyde Gaddy of Sanford.
Mr. G. S. Cole is having his store
remodeled under contractor Dew, and
carpenters from Raeford.
Flora May, the little daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. Angus Ferguson, Route
two, died Monday and was buried
at White Hill Thursday. Funeral
services by Rev. M. D. McNeill.
Mr. Leighton McKeithen attended
the commencement at Davidson where
he graduated with high honors three
Miss Vera Wooten who taught in
the third grade at Sanford the past
term is home for the summer vaca
Mr. Cone McPherson, a recent
graduate of McCollins School, Chat
tanooga is home for the summer.
Mrs. J. E. Phillips returned last
week from a visit to her daughter,
Mrs. Harvey Spiers of Norfolk.
Mrs. T. C. Gaddy and children,
visited last week at the home of Mr.
and Mrs. Clyde Gaddy of Sanford.
Miss Rochelle Pippen of Wakefield
was the guest, last week of Miss Bur
dette Joyner. Miss Pippen was teach
er in mathematics at Maxton.
Miss Ila Norman left Monday to
attend the commencement at Trini
Mr. and Mrs. Griffin of Greens
boro were week end guests of Mr. and
Mrs. Alec McPherson.
Mesdames C. C. Yates of Carthage,
J. F. F. West of Greensboro, Atticus
Bryant of Aberdeen were visitors last
week at the home of their sister, Mrs.
M. D. McNeill.
Mr. H. A. Borst and H. A., Jr. of
Vass were Sunday visitors at the
homes of Mrs. E. M. Borst and Mr.
and Mrs. W. G. Parker.
Mr. J. F. Saunders carried a number
of the little girls of town on an out
ing to Lakeview last week. A kind
and courteous deed.
Mr. Daniel Sinclair, Mrs. U. L. Bar
nett, Mr. and Mrs. Charles Sinclair
of Carthage came down last week
for a visit to Mr. and Mrs. H. T. Pet
Dr. J. D. Muse, State dentist, is
home for a two weeks vacation and
will be at the services of any who
may wish to have dental work.
John C. Muse is home from the
University of the South at Columbia
where he has been studying accotint
ancy. He has only one more year
having made one year of the three
The carload of dewberries from
Carthage that were overturned here
last week sold for 35c per quart.
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Mrs. Bertha Freeman is in Johns
lopkins Hospital for treatment for
injuries received from a fall. ^
Miss Margaret Blue, who completed
her freshman year at Flora McDon
ald Colege this year is now at home.
Miss Pearl Ray sp^nt several days
of last week with relatives in San
Mr. and Mrs. R. S. Roger, of Nor-
olk, Va. are at Mrs. Rogers^ mother,
Mrs. C. R. McDonald.
Miss Regina Blue , who -supplied
during‘the season at Pinehurst in the
office of the general store, is now in
Raleigh assisting in the office of Sec
retary of State.
Messrs. N. P. and Clyde McKenzie
of West End s>jent Sunday with rela
tives on tai3 route.
Mr. and Mrs. R. W. McLeon of
Eagle Springs, were week-end visi
tors at Mr. W. M. C. Blues.
Rev. C. K. Talfee held the com
munion services at Eureka Church
Sunday. He preached an excellent
sermon to an attentive audience.
Misses Mary and Sallie Kennedy,
of Hemp, are visiting Mrs. W. McC.
It is hourly expectei that at a near
neighbor's house ‘‘wedding bells will
ring so merrily.” Keep listening.
VASS, R. F. D. No. 1
COUNTY SUMMER SCHOOL
AT FARM LIFE SCHOOL
The County Summer School opens
June 20, and runs through Six weeks.
Those who have no certificates, or a
certificate of less value than State
Elementary, should attend this school.
Each student should bring text books
covering the public school course from
the first grade thru the seventh grade.
$25.00 covers the cost of room and
table board. Each student must
bring bed linen and towels.
Prof. W. D. Matthews, of the Vass
Graded School, will be director in
charge. Miss Ethel Monroe, teacher
in the' Wilson City Schools, Will have
charge of the Primary Department.
County Superintendent Cameron will
give a splendid course in School Law
and School Management.
The purpose is to have six full
weeks of real work with a view to
bringing certificates up to Elementary
grade, and at the same time get a
good, practical, working knowledge
of the subjects to be taught in the
public schools. Arrange to be there
the first day and every day, so that
you will get credit for your work.
Notify Superintendent Cameron
that you will be there. Write to
Prof. J. Clyde Kelly, Supt. Farm Life
School, Vass, Rt. 1, about matters
pertaining to board and room.
Rev. Mr. Culbert preached a Very
interesting sermon at the M. E.
Miss Sarah Browne has returned
to her home in Charlotte.
Mrs. H. G. Barnette is able to be
out again after a few days illness.
Mr. and Mrs. Will Cochran spent
the week-end here with W. P. Coch
Mr. Carl Ritter and Misses Kelly
and Ritter attended the commence
ment exercses at Carthage last Mon
Mr. and Mrs. B. W. Pulliam were
here a while Saturday afternoon.
The local ball team went to Car
thage last Monday to play baseball
and came home victorious. Highfalls
came over Saturday afternoon and
were defeated by a score of 9 to 3.
A good many of the Jackson Springs
people came over to help “yell” for
A play, “Home Ties” will be given
by some of the young people of the
Presbyterian Sunday School on Fri
day night, June 17th, at 8:30 o'clock.
The proceeds are for the benefit of
the new church.
Cast of Characters
Mar tain Winn—With memories of the
past, Woodford Moss.
Leonard Everett—A son of the soil,
: Frank Cox.
Harold Vncent—From New York,
Josiath Tizzard—An umbrella Mend
er, Robert Donaldson
Ruth Winn — Martain’s daughter,
Alma Wayne—Ruth's friend, Pauline
Aunt Melissa — Martain's sister,
Mrs. Poplin—A widow, with a pen
sion and “symptoms,” Thelma
Linda Jane—Who “helps a round,”
Cora Belle Donaldson.
Act I. An afternoon in June be
tween five and six o'clock. The home
Act II. One month later, visitors
from the city.
Act ill. 'An evening the next week.
The party., /
Act IV. The following January,
six months having elapsed. The
wedding announcement, and, “Home
CAMERON ROUTE ONE
Mrs. J. H. Atkins, of Southern
Pines, is spending some time Avith her
j rirents here.
Mr, and Mr«. H. L. Thompson and
children of Hamlet, were the guests
of relatives here last Sunday.
Miss Bessi.^ Cameron rf.ent a day
of last week in Raleigh shopping.
Mr. and Mrs. D. A. Graham and lit
tle daughters, Dorothy Mae and Ger
aldine, of Ruffin, S. C., have been on a
visit to his mother, Mrs. Mollie Gra
Mrs. Mag Cameron and daughter,
Miss Saliie, attended the funeral of
Private Gilbert Cameron, who died in
France, November 13, 1918, two days
after the signing of the Armistice.
Miss Ruth McNeill of Vass Route
one is spending the week with friends
Mr. Mallie Kelley, with Misses
Francis, Vick and Flora Kelley, was
the guests, one evening of last week,
of Miss Eva Graharn.
Misses Mary, Fannie and Johnsie
Douglas spent last Sunday with
Misses Lenora and Mary Cox of Rae
Mrs. Mollie Graham and daughter.
Miss Kate, spent Sunday with rela
tives on Jonesboro Route one.
Mr. J. Frank Byrd spent S.vnday
with friends in Raeford.
Mr. and Mrs. R. E. Patterson and
children of Southern Pines were the
guests of relatives here Sunday.
Mrs. S. E. Baker and son, John,
spent Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Dan
Guins of Rockfish.
Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Autrey of Va-
rina were the guests, Sunday of Mr.
and Mrs. M. Autrey.
Mrs. Elizabeth Thompson return
ed, last week, from a visit to her
sons, Messrs. J. W. and H. S. Thomp
son of Hamlet.
THE COMMUNITY CLUB MEETS
Whenever W. H. Anderson brags
about “empty jails” we can't help
thinking of the thousands of bootleg
gers who ought to be filling them, or
for the matter of that, their hundreds
of thousands of customers.
The Commissioners and Board of
Review recinded their action of the
first Tuesday in April, 1921, leaving
values as they stood in 1920 on real
estate inside and outside of towns.
And the time for filing specific com
plaints of over or under valuation
was extended to June the 30th, 1921,
so persons having such complaints
will have to file them by that time
or they will after be bared.
A very interesting meeting was
held by the Community Club at the
Hotel Vass, last Friday evening, June
3rd. The social committee composed
of Mrs., S. R. Smith, Mrs. G. W.
Brooks, Mrs. L. J. Bliss and Miss
Myrtle Leslie had charge of the meet
The attendance was large and en
couraging. The subject of “More
Recreation for the People of Vass”
was discussed, and it was decided
that the first step would be to organ
ize a tennis club and fix a court. It
was also suggested that a sewing
circle for the young girls be organ
ized, and plans are under way for a
series of plays to be given by the
members of the Community Club.
After the busines had been at
tended to a pleasant social hour was
spent. Much amusement was furn
ished by the “Artist's Contest.”
Refreshments of ice cream and
cake were served by the Social Com