the pilot, a Paper With Character. A^>erdeen. North CaroMna
Friday, April 3,
Kenneth McCrimmon, Born Here
When Pierce Was President, Dies
Large Gathering Honors Es
teemed Neighbor at Last Rites
A large gathering of friends and
neighbors at Bethesda Church on Sat
urday at the funeral of Kenneth Mc
Crimmon told of the esteem in which
this old citizen had been held by his
neighbors. ^‘Kenny” McCrimmon was
born when Franklin Pierce was pres
ident and all his life was spent on
that restricted area of James Creek
and the head of Piney Bottom, his
toric ground in the story of this coun
try. His people were the Scotch set
tlers of the upper Cape Fear, a sub
stantial stock, who tended their flocks,
worked their lumber and turpentine
lands, paid attention to their own af
fairs, and reared their families. For
nearly three score years Mr. McCrim
mon lived on the Piney Bottom hills,
and then when Fort Bragg forced him
to leave he crossed the county line
and settled on the headwaters of
James Creek and made a new home
and a new farm.
In 1886 he married Frances Fer
guson from a neighborhood family, a
wife who has helped in the raising
of a family of four creditable chil
dren, Grover, John, Mattie and
Kenny, who are on the home place
east of Southern Pines, substantial
young folks, a credit to good par
Kenneth McCrimmon was a man
whose field was circumscribed by his
surroundings, for his life was cast in
that period which commenced with the
Givil War. Sherman devastated his
country, and overran the neighbor
hood in which he was raised. His
home of many years on Piney Bot
tom marked the line of march. But
he was a man of philosophical mind,
a thinker and a logical reasoner. He
was industrious, a small farmer of
intelligent methods, and an excellent
neighbor. He has a good conception of
the relations of man to man and to
his community, and was a good exam
ple of the old-time inhabitant. He
represented a type of the older neigh
borhood which is dwindling in its
surrender to the modern habit.
For the last year or two he had
been in failing health, yet when
Death came for him the attack was
sudden and of short duration. He
leaves a name and an influence in
his community that is wholesome. The
people round about liked the genial
Moore Co. Factories
Paid Out $350,969
That Amount Dispensed to Sal
aried Officers and Wage
Earners in Year 1929
spectively, as compared with 104,590
wage earners and products valued at
$1,154,641,612 reported for 1927, the
last preceding census year.
The value of Moore County fac
tory products is given as $1,466,670.
A sum of $350,969 was paid to sal
aried officers and wage earners in
Moore county manufacturing plants
More than $196,000,000 was paid
to salaried officers and wage earn
ers in North Carolina manufacturing
activities during 1929 that year, the
federal census taken in 1930 shows.
The number of establishments in
the state was 3,792; number of sal
aried officers and employes, 16,507;
number of wage earners (average for
year) 208,068; salaries paid $37,755,-
966; wages paid, $169,794,761. The
value of products was $1,301,310,152.
The number of wage earners and
the value of products represent in
creases of 1.7 and 12.7 per cent, re-
An occasion of much merriment was
the annual tacky party given at the
Community Hall on Friday evening
under the auspices of the community
club. To this function both old and
young enthusiastically came, knowing j
that many a laugh awaited them. The
costumes for the most part were ridic
ulously tacky, proving that our citir
zenry knows quite well how to be
tacky as well as chic. W. H. Coffey
cleverly auctioned off the boxes, do
nated by the ladies present, inter
spersing the sale with many a shy
bit of humor. At the conclusion of
the auction, there was a grand pa
rade, after which the judges award-
*ed Mrs. Loula Taylor and Mack Par
sons prizes for the tackiest costumes.
The Junior Orchestra, conducted by
Lucille Haynes, furnished several very
Mrs. Ethel Howe was hostess to the
Contract Luncheon Cluib last week.
Lovely prizes were awarded Mrs.
Robert Woodruff and Miss Pearl Mc
Neill, holders respectively of high and
Mr. and Mrs. Perpy Gardner and
Miss Rebecca Gardner swmt Monday
in Chera/w and Hartsville, South Car
Fred Vinton who spent the winter
months at Key West, Florida, stopped
off in Lakeview for a few^days visit
with Mrs. Henry Vinton before going
on to his home at Bedford, N. Y.
Mr. and Mrs. Herbert Poole of Car
thage, Mrs. A. H. Williams and Mrs.
Ethel M. Howe were dinner guests of
Mr. and Mrs. W. H. McNeill Friday
Ed Gibbon of Jacksonville, Florida
was the guest of Mr. and Mrs. N. L.
GibT)on for a few days last week.
Mrs. W. H. Coffey has returned
from a week’s visit with her people in
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Cox, little Jean
Cox and Misses Mildred Gunter and
Alma Mclnhis spent Friday in Ral
Melvin Gardner made a business
trip to Macon, Georgia this week.
A notable achievement of the Com
munity Club is the opening up of a
formal entrance to the cemetery, ap
propriately marked by plantings of
evergreens and flowering shrubs.
Regular services conducted by the
pastor, the Rev. Chas. A. Lawrence,
will be held at the church Sund
morning at 11 o^clock. There win
a special program of Easter
by the church choir, assisted bv
Junior choir. ®
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ABERDEEN, N. C. H
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ABERDEEN, N. C.
Miss Mettie Brown of Fayetteville
is spending this week with Mrs. L. C.
Mrs. Roy Hart of Columbia is vis
iting her parents, Mr. and Mrs. N.
Hon. U. L. Spence and Mrs. Spence
spent a few hours in Carthage Sun
Mrs. Tom Black of Jones-boro visit
ed Mrs. Flora Black Monday.
Miss Willa Campbell spent Satur
day in Greensboro.
Miss Margaret McLeod went to
Rockingham for the past week-end.
Friends of Mrs. J, L. Cun’ie are
,2'lad to know she is getting on nicely
after undergoing an operation at
Highsmith’s Hospital in Fayetteville.
Mrs. E. T. McKeithen and Effie Le-
land of Aberdeen were in town Mon
Mrs. D. N. Carter and Miss Annie
McKeithen spent Friday afternoon in
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Sugg and Mrs.
F. S. Blue went to Fayetteville Sun
Mrs. Chas. Alexander and daught
er, Miss Dorothy Tyson of Charlotte
were in Carthage Saturday.
Mrs. Frank Page, Jr., of Aberdeen
spent Saturday in Carthage.
Mrs. J. G. Downing, Mrs. R. W
Pleasants and Mrs. W. G. Brown spent
Friday in Goldsboro.
Mrs. W. R. Clegg and Mrs. Charles
Nicoll went to Greensboro Wednesday
for the day.
Mrs. G. E. Pigford is spending sev
eral days at her home in Wilmington
Mrs. C. G. Spencer, Mrs. L. W.
Barlow and Mrs. Lucian Tyson went
to Charlotte Monday for the day,
Mrs. Kiff Barnett, sister of Mr.
John Beasley visited Mr. and Mrs.
Beasley last week. For th>''past sev
eral years Mrs. Barnett has made her
home in Mexico.
Miss Mary Glenn Tys'on of Albe
marle was a visitor in town Satur
Mrs. John Beasley was hostess to
the Tuesday Afternoon Contract Club
at the Carthage Hotel. Those enjoy
ing Mrs. Beasley’s hospitality were
Madames R. Barnett, Kirkman, H. G.
Poole, Cabel Penn, C. T. Grier, Ern
est Larkin, C. Page, C. G. Spencer, L.
W. Barlow, R. G. Wallace, J. M.
Lane, M. G. Dalrymple. A delicious
salad course was served by the host-
NORTH CAROLINA, VIRGINIA
GEORGIA, SOUTH CAROLINA,
A Tremendous Surplus of Tobacco Is Now on Hand—
The 1930 TOBACCO CROP WAS THE LARGEST EVER GROWN.
MATERIAL REDUCTION IN ACREAGE PLANTED THIS YEAR IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY.
OTHERWISE LOWER PRICES ARE INEVITABLE AND FINANCIAL DISASTER WILL BE THE
RESULT NEXT FALL.
Tobacco Grower, Supply Merchant, Fertilizer Dealer, Banker--Act Now and Avert Certain
Financial Disaster Ahead of Us
WE EARNESTLY URGE A REDUCTION IN ACREAGE of FROM 25 TO 35 PER CENT IN ALL THE
BRIGHT TOBACCO GROWING STATES.
PROSPERITY LIES IN SMALLER PRODUCTIONN WITH QUALITY
LOWER PRICES ARE CERTAIN WITH ANOTHER LARGE CROP
The Figures Below Are Conclusive Evidence of Constantly Lower Prices With Constantly Increased Pro
BRIGHT LEAF TOBACCO
408 Million Pounds
715 Million Pounds
750 Million Pounds
858 Million Pounds
jGeineral Market Average For The Closing Month of
In Virginia $5.17 Per 100 Pounds
In North Carolina $6.62 Per 100 Pounds
THE 1922 CROP—408 MILLION POUNDS—SOLD FOR $118,338,000.00
THE 1930 CROP—858 MILLION POUNDS—SOLD FOR $101,758,800.00
IN 1922 LESS THAN HALF AS MUCH TOBACCO SOLD FOR $16,000,000.00 MORE MONEY
FARMERS ACT WISELY—REDUCE YOUR ACREAGE
VIRGINL^, NORTH CAROLINA, SOUTH CAROLINA ( GEORGIA