Devoted te tKe Upbufldiiig of Vass and Its Surrounding Country
(By Mrs. J. McK, Harrington)
who came to Cameron Monday
ing, the virtue and purity of th<
Godiva, the majority of the n
Had the very near naked women
who came to Cameron Monday morn-
Cameron would have been blind today.
But there was no seeming either of
virtue or purity in the two carloads
of nearly naked men and women who
drove into town Monday morning and
stopped in front of tne drug store
for refreshments. Possibly they had
heard the town was mayorless; possib
ly they had heard that it did not en
force the laws against disorder and
indecency. Anyway, they were here,
perhaps from Sweetheart Lake, Lake-
view, or it may the lake of lost souls.
Undressed, with a sciant something
around the middle with bare feet, legs,
arms, waist, and naked thighs. They
did all they could to attract attention.
The women whickered and neighed,
the men brayed. The men tried to
strike matches on the naked thighs
of the women to light their cigarettes.
The hot ashes dropped on one of the
women; she leaped from the car to
the sidewalk and deported her chains
as she thought to the Cameron by
standers, who had assembled to see
the free show of woman^s nakedness.
Oh the shame! The pity of the wo
men lost to all sense of woman^s
modesty! I am not a prude. I like
jolly people; I love to see bathers in
the lakes; I love to look on at a dance
where the dancing is decent,. refined
and graceful* I even like, myself, to
participate in a square dance. But
when on dry land for Heaven’s sake
wear clothes. Cover your hide. Why
be a savage in a civilized country.
Rev. Mr. Doub, of blessed memory,
once preached a sermon when he was
pastor here, from the text, “Because
thcyu art naked, I will spew thee out
of my mouth.” One of his points was
on bragging of not being a hypocrit.
He said every one knew how loath
some and disgusting was nakedness,
yet the man who boasted he was not
a hypocrit, was worse; he was naked.
One of our citizens remarked “That
at the command of Joshua the sun
and moon stood still, but the mere
appearance of near naked women all
business in town stopped.” Alas!
There were no sons of Noah to walk
backward with a covering, and throw
upon the naked brazen creatures. The
whole push ought to have been ar
rested. When Cameron has a woman
mayor, a woman chief of police and
women officers armed with paddles,
then let the naked bathers beware
how they come to our small inland
towns. They will in addition to a fine
be duly paddled, and left for a period
to languish in the old dirt daubed
barn on the brow of buzzard roost
hill. They probably thought they
looked like water sprites or mermaids.
Far from it. They resembled sea
Messrs. C. E. Braswell, of Wades-
boro, Robert Northcut, of McFarland,
Miss Kathleen Smith, of Cameron
routel, were dinner guests, Sunday,
of Miss Myrtle Gaddy. In the after
noon the quartette motored to Jack
Rev. L. H. Joyner and son, Mr. Bel
ton Joyner, left Monday for a two
weeks visit to Zebulon, Ayden, Spray,
and Spring Hope, where Rev. Joyner
will visit hils mother, who is in her
Mrs. H. P. McPherson, Mr. and Mrs/
W. G. Ferguson and little daughters,
Jean and Nancy, called, Sunday af
ternoon, at the home of Mr. and Mrs.
N. A. McNeill, across the Lee coun
Misses Norma Saunders, of Tarboro,
Pauline Saunders, of Four Oaks, Lula
onead and Mr. Campbell, of Jonesboro,
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VASS^ N. C., FRH)AY, AUGUST 4, 1922
PRICE FIVE CENTS
TO TtfE SHADE OF JUDGE ALFRED MOORE
Judge Alfred Moore of Brunswick;
The Seventeen Eighty-Fourth year of Grace,.
Eighth of our Independence,
From Cumberland’s ample western flank,
Our fathers dipt this goodly spread.
And named it MOORE for thee.
One Hundred Eight and Thirty years,
A year less than the Patiri'archal age,
That marked the Pilgrimage of Father Jacob,
Who, famine pressed, to Goshen fied,
And was asked by Egypt’s Pharoah,
Israel, “How Old Art Thou?”
But Judge Moore, we are youthful still.
With primal vigor fresh tipon us.
In wooing pride we meet today,
To weave fresh laurels for thy name.
And Dedicate a Tabernacle
To the Majesty of Law!
’Tis a far cry from tbe first-
Log biggin of Feagansville,
To the baronisfl and princely pile
Of which we lay the Comer-Stone
In the Holy Name of the Great God
Of Counties, States and Nations.
Between that far off day and this
There pass before our pensive minds.
In Retrospection wondrous clear.
Throngs of brave* and honest men.
Arrays of fair and virtuous dames.
The Native Strength of MOORE!
Perhaps our grandest complement
Of Fourteen Fulsome decades past.
Is Woman’s Sharp Awakening
From the sleep of Age-long S6rvitude,
To that Eexalted Present Sphere,
Of Electors at the Polls!
And down the vista of unborn years.
With Prophet’s Eye we view as clear
As Macbeth scanned the line of kings
From Banquo’s royal Progeny;
Our future County Officers
Shall include our Lovely .Women!
No longer shall the Brawny Strong
Usurp the choicest Honor S*eats,
And Elbow out Superior Worth,
Because her frame is slighter wrought;
A nobler Era now has Dawned,
God’s Blessings on our Women!
As logs give place to Polished Stone,
And Primal Huts to Temples Fair,
Unlettered Swains to Knowledge run;
May our crude thoughts on fleeter wings,
Enobled, rise to better things:
OH LORD OF HOSTS, AMEN!
. MacN. JOHNSON
Aberdeen, N. C.,
Bond Election in Mineral Springrs Township
On next Monday, August 7, the
citizens of Mineral Springs Township
will vote on a $75,000.00 School Bond
Issue. In a progressive community
like this, it is not necessary to state
how important it is that this elec
tion carry by the largest majority
possible, nor to call attention to the
benefits which will resrult from it’s
success. We know the urgent need
existing in some sections of the town-
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LAYING OF CORNERSTONE
Amid impressive ceremonies con
ducted by Deputy Grand Master Ev
erett, of the Grand Lodge, A.* F. & A.
M., of North Carolina, the cornerstone
for the new court house for Moore
county was laid. About four thousand
people witnessed tHe ceremonies. As
sociate Justice W. J. Adams, native
Moore countian-, delivered the address,
recounting the history of the county
from its* origin to the present day»
J. MacN. Johnson'read a poem.
In the corner stone the following
articles were placed:
Proceedings of the Grand Lodge A.
F. & A. M., of North Carolina, 1922,
Copy of the Miiiutes of the Special
Communication of the Grand
at Carthage August 1st, 1922.
Poem by J. MacN. Johnson.
An Address, Moore County—Ity
Organization and Its Initial Courts,
by Hon. W. J. Adams, Associate Jus
tice Supreme Court, North Carolina.
Copy Moore County News.
Copy Sand-Clay Times.
Copy Sandhill Citizen.
Copy News and Observer.
Copy Greensboro Daily News.
Copy Pinehurst Outlook.
Copy Sandhill Booklet.
Copy Carthage Booklet.
Copy Southern Pines Booklet.
Copy Pinehurst Booklet.
List of Officers of Moore County.
List of Lawyers of Moore County
An Address—Pansophia Lodge No.
25, by J. MacN. Johnson.
Copy of the law providing for the
erection of the new court house.
Copy of Act establishing Moore
Copy of Act establishing Lee Coun
ty from Moore and Chatham.
Copy of New Testament presented
by Mrs. Maggie H. Graves.
Story of the Counties of North
Carolina, by Fred A. Olds.
Resolutions, By-laws and Member
ship, Southern Pines Lodge.
Copy The Pilot.
List of all the Moore County Bovs
in the World War.
TOBACCO CO-OP BOOSTS
With the opening sales at Mullins,
S. C., bringing an average of from IG
to 19 cents, according to estimates
of the first day’s offering, it is very
generally conceded that the organiza
tion of the tobacco farmers for Co
operative Marketing has been im
mediately successful in boosting the
price of their product.
In South Carolina, as in Kentucky,
the growers received double the price
which was given them on last year's
opening markets, and thousands of
farmers who sold tobacco from five to
ten cents in 1921 are now rejoicing
that losses have been chan^d to
profits. This increase is largely at
tributed to the Tobacco Growers Co
Over 3,000 new members from the
South Carolina belt joined the Tobac
co Growers Co-operative Association
during the July campaign, according
to the count of contracts made at
Raleigh headquarters on August 1.
Over 600 new members joined the As
sociation on July 31st, the last day
of the drive in South' Carolina.
The Directors of the big co-opera
tive freely predict that it will net its
members hijrher prices than those who
seJl upon the auction floors can ave
rage through the season.
Telegrams reaching Raleigh head
quarters from M. O. Wilson, secre
tary of the Associatidii and other offi^
cials of the organized growers wbo
were present at the opening of the
atfctioli sAles this week, state that
p^osp^ are very bright for the as