Frjday. August 31, 1934.
THE PILOT, Southern, pines and Aberdeen, North Carolina
OF VASS PASSES
Native of Switzerland, She Came
to the Sandhills Over
Thirty Years Ago
WAS HIGHLY ESTEEMED
The Week in Vass
Mrs. Paul Qschwind, aged 72, be
loved woman of Vass, passed away at
her home here .shortly after ten
o’clock last Friday morning follow
ing an illness of about a month, her
death casting a pall of gloom over
the entire community where Mrs.
Gschwind had, by her kindly manner,
endeared herself to all with whom
she came in contact.
The funeral service was held from
the Vass Methodist church at 3:00
o'clock Saturday afternoon, conduct
ed by the pastor, the Rev. W. C.
Ball, and attended by a large con
course of friends. Active pall bearers
were four grandsons, Alvin, Robert,
Paul and Harry Laubscher, and Jos
eph Matthews and N. N. McLean.
Honorary pall bearers were W. B.
Graham, Alex Smith, H. C. Calla
han, W. H. Keith, W. D. Matthews,
W. D. Matthews and R. P. Beasley.
The granddaughters and other young
girls carried the lovely floral offer
ings. Interment was in the Johnson's
Mrs. Gschwind was before marriage
Miss Anna Winkler and was reared
In Metzerland, Switzerland. As the
culmination of a romance which be
gan in sunny Switzerland, she sail
ed for America to become the bride
of Paul Gschwind who had come
across the waters some two years
before and had procured employment
in New York city, and they were
married in 1883. After making their
home in New York for some fifteen
years, the ill health of one of their
children made it necessary for them
to change their place of residence.
Bo having friends in Southern Pines,
Mr. Gschwind decided to go there
and search for a location for a new
home. He decided to settle in Vass,
bought a farm and brought his fam
ily here for a permanent home.
Mrs. Gschwind, upon her arrival in
the South, could not speak a word of
English. German being the language
which bad always been spoken in her
home, but without any formal study
of English she was soon able to
speak, write and read the language.
After coming to Vass she united with
the Methodist church, and for many
years before her passing was one of
its most faithful attendants. Kind-
hearted, neighborly and e.\tremely
generous, she gained an enviable place
in the hearts of those around her, and
in her home, she toiled early and late
ministering to the needs and comfort
of her family.
Mrs. Gschwind became ill about a
month ago, and when it was seen
that shr failed to respond to treat
ment und the loving care bestowed
upon her by members of her house,
hold. Edd Gschwind, the only one of
her children living away from Vass,
was summoned from his home in Kan
sas City. He arrived on Monday of
last week and was with his mother
until the end, joining with the others
in doing everything possible for her
Surviving are the husband; Tour
daughters, Mrs. Emma Laubscher,
Mrs. William Klingenschmidt, Miss
Nettie Gschwind and Mrs. Pulius
Simpson; two sons, Charles and Ed
ward Gschwind; several grandchil
dren and great-grandchildren; two
sisters and one brother in Switzzer-
Children Cilve Memorial
A Bible and a beautiful little ta
ble, presented to the Vass Presbyter
ian church by the children of the
late Mr. and Mrs. E. L. McNeill as
memorials of their parents, were ded
icated by the Rev. Charles A. Law
rence, pastor, in a short but impres
sive service following the sermon
Sunday evening. The Bible, which
was used by Mr. McNeill while teach
ing the men’s class of the Sunday
School, Is to be used by the class as
a reference book and is to be kept
on the table given in memory of Mrs.
Both Mr. and Mrs. McNeill were
outstanding members of this church,
Mrs. McNeill taking an active part
in the women’s work and Mr. McNeill
serving as elder, teacher of the men’s
class and superintendent of the Sun
day School. Mrs. McNeill died sud
denly about three years ago and Mr.
McNeill passed away last Thanksgiv
ing after a brief illness of pneumon
Children of the family present for
dedication were Misses Ruth and
Elizabeth McNeill of Vass, Miss
Grace McNeill of Raleigh, and Ern
est McNeill who has recently return
ed from Columbia, S. C. Mrs. Gice Al
len and Alex McNeill of Allen were
prevented by illness from being pres
Methodist Auxiliary Meets
The Methodist Auxiliary met
Mrs. Troy Pate and Mrs. Jones of
Goldsboro spent several days last
week at Hotel Charmella as guests
of Mrs. F. M. Dwight.
Mr. and Mrs. R. L. Oldham at
tended the Oldham family reunion at
C. J. Temple visited relatives In
Bonlee Sunday afternoon.
Miss Margaret Morris of Raeford
was the guest of Mrs. T. Frank Cam
eron and Miss Jennie Cameron last
Mrs. John A. McLeod of the Eu
reka community is undergoing treat
ment in Fayetteville.
Miss Margaret Green of Milibrook,
Miss Stevenson of Raleigh, and Mr.
McLeod of Candor were guests of the
Beasley family Friday night and were
accompanied by Wilbur Beanley to
Myrtle Beach for the week-end.
Misses Anna and Emily Laubscher,
who were called home on Wednesday
of last week on account of the ill
ness of their grandmother, returned
to High Point on Sunday. Joseph Mat
thews, Herman Parker and Relmond
McCraney accompanied them.
Rev. and Mrs. Frank Hare of
Jonesboro were Sunday dinner guests
of the Brooks family.
Miss Madge Nichols of Durham
spent last week-end with Miss Mary
Mrs. W. H, Keith is spending a
week’s vacation visiting relatives and
friends in her old home community
"over the creek.”
Ed Gschwind who was called home
friends Monday afternoon at her home '
on Page Hi!l on the occasion of her '
seventh birthday. ■ ' ;
Miss Kathryn Charles was hostess ,
to a number of friends at her hbme I
last Saturday evening.
Friends of' Mr. and Mrs. Garney |
Hawks are receiving announcements ,
of the birth of a son at Winston-Sa
lem on August' 16th. ( ;
Mr. and Mrs. Mack Wallace are re-
ceiviHf torigratulatlons on the ftirttt
of a daughter last Thursday.
Misses Viola Irving and Lillian
Graham of Concord were Sunday
guests of Mrs. A. F. Dees.
Cameron and Community
Monday evening at the home of Mrs. from Kansas city on account of the
C. L. Tyson, with the president, Mrs. illness of his mother, returned to his
H. A. Borst, presiding. Mrs. C. J. home the first of the week. Mr. Gsch-
Temple read the Scripture lesson, wind is employed in the mailing de-
Mrs. W. D. Matthews and Mrs. S. R. partment of the Kansas City post-
Smith gave a dialog on “The Signifi- office.
cance of the Rural South’ and Mrs. Mr. and Mrs. Hubert Rosser and
G. W. Griffin gave a reading. A fea- children of Broadway and Tally Ros-
ture of the meeting was the bringing ser of Lillington were visitors at the
in of a farewell offering to apply on home of Dr. and Mrs. R. G. Rosser
the pledge for the year. Sunday afternoon.
A delightful social hour ended with Miss Katrina Beasley of Apex spent
the serving of refreshments and the from Thursday until Sunday with rel-
meeting adjourned to meet with Mrs. atives here and Misses Mary and Exie
W. H. Keith in September. Beasley accompanied her home for
i the day.
Mr. and Mrs. Jonah McAuley and i Miss Phillips and Carl Lemmons of
son of Biscoe visited Mrs. J. A. Keith Thomasville were Sunday dinner
and family Sunday. guests of Mr. and Mrs. Alex Smith.
Mr. and Mrs. ^poy Parham and lit- Mrs. C. W. Edgerton of Lillington
tie son of Lakeland, Fla., were week- came Sunday to visit her sister-in-law,
end guests in the home of their uncle, Mrs. T. F. Cameron.
J. M. Tyson. Mr. and Mrs. Drewey Chilton and
Miss Faye Brawer of Pittsboro children of Rockingham were week-
called, on friends here Thursday. end guests of Mr. and Mrs. H. C.
Russell Thompson of Burlington Callahan,
spent a few days the first of the Little Marian Scarboro came home
week with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. Sunday from the Moore County Hos-
A. K. Thompson ^ P'fal in Pinehurst where she had been
Mrs. A. G. Edwards, Wilbur, Max for nearly six weeks undergoing
and Baxter Edwards I'eturned on treatment and an operation for a
Thursday of last week from San An- bone infection.
tonlo, Texas, where they visited Mrs. Mrs. Myrtle Howell of Raeford vis-
Lillie Edwards Buice and family. ited friends in towTi Sund?.y.
Complimenting Mrs. W'. H. Bur
dick of Orlanda, Fla., guest of Mrs.
M. J. McPhail of Sanford, Mesdames
Loula Mu.se and Jewell Hemphill en-
tertained at dinner last Thursday.
Misses Marie Parker and June Mc-
Iver Hemphill were hostesses to the
members of their G. T. G. Club and
other friends last Tuesday evening.
Mr. and Mrs. Milton Thomas and
family attended the McLeod reunion
at Union Church last Sunday.
Mr. and Mrs. Alfred Graham and
daughters, Nellie Ferllcla and Jew
ell and Mrs. Bertha Stone spent sev.
eral days last week at Shallotte.
Miss Margaret McDonald spent
Monday in Carthage, guest of Lucy
Mrs. George McDermott and chil
dren, visited her mother, Mrs. Mc-
Callum of Eureka last week.
The Baptist Sunday School had a
most enjoyable picnic at Juniper Lake,
last Thursday evening.
Alex McDougald of Venus, and son
James of near Tampa^^ Fla., spent
Tuesday and Wednesday with Mrs.
Julia McDougald and Mr. and Mrs.
H. D. Tally.
Miss Mamie Arnold, Mrs. M. D. Mc-
Iver and Mrs. J. M. Guthrie, left by
automobile last Thursday for th«-
World's Fair. They were accompanied
by Misses Jean and Nancy Ferguson,
who were returning to their home in
Chicago, after spending the summer,
with their grand-parents, Mr. and
Mrs. H. P. McPherson.
Miss Minnie Muse, after attending
Summer School at Boone for the last
six weeks, returned home Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. McLean and
Miss Margaret McLean, who visited
relatives in Vanceboro for a week, re
turned home Thursday.
Miss Margaret Morris of Raeford is
visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank Camer
on of Route 1, and Miss Helen Par
Miss Geneva Marks, who has been
the guest for a week of Mr. and Mrs.
Flint Loving returned to her home in
Miss Virginia Cameron spent last
week in Raleigh, guest of her aunt and
I uncle, Mr. and Mrs. Arthur Hays,
j Mrs. Loula Muse left Monday for a
week’s visit at Wrightsville Beach.
She will be the guest of her daughter-
I in-law, Mrs. R. C. Muse, at Temple
Cottage. Mrs. Muse's sister, Mrs. J.
A. Brown of Chadbourn, will also
be a guest at Temple Cottage for
Mr. and Mrs. D. W. McNeill, Misses
Ada McNeill, Effie and Margaret Gil
christ spent Sunday afternoon at the
bedside of their relative. Miss Jean
ette McNeill of Wagram, who has
been quite ill for some time.
Miss Thurla Cole is visit Mrs.
Coleman, in Charlotte, this week.
Joe Irwin was carried to the Moore
County Hospital Saturday night, suf
fering from a ruptured appendix.
A prayer service will be held at the
home of Mr. and Mrs. Coy Maples,
next Saturday evening at 8 oclock.
Miss Ruth Stutts of route 1. is vis
iting her aunt, Mrs. Rassie E. Wick
er at Pinehurst, this week.
Bruce McFadyen, who attended
Summer School at Boone, and Miss
Jessie McFadyen, who has a steno
graphic position in Fayetteville, spent
the week-end with their mother, Mrs.
Mrs. Frost Snow, who has been in
poor health for some time, continues
quite ill at her home here. She has
been under a physician’s care all sum-
Miss Beulah Thomas of route 2, is
j visiting Mr. and Mrs. Frank Maddry
lof Chapel Hill.
j Miss Kate Harrington spent the
I week-end in Charlotte.
Miss Ruth Lang is at home after
attending the Summer school at the
Women's College of U. N. C.
Mrs. Frances Nicoll, Misses Rozelle
Williamson, Mary Worthy Spence and
Katherine Shields left Monday for
Chicago and a visit to the Century
The Rev. and Mrs. W. S. Golden
and children returned home Thursday
I from a trip to the World's Fair and
Western North CatoHaa: -
,Miss Janie McLeod is spending &
fjew days in Burlington with Mrs. F.
. Mrs. Alice Watson of Oxford spent
the week-end in Carthage,
j Mrs. K. L. Larkin and children of
Washington, N. C., are visiting Mr,
and Mrs. R. G. Wallace.
Mrs George Graves of Charlotl*;
spent a few days last week with Mr,
and Mrs. G. C. Graves and family.
Miss Nannie Golden is spending a
, few days with her brother the Rev.
W. S. Golden en route to her home
in Talladega, Ala. Miss Golden has
just returned from a trip to Eu
The Rev. F, S. Blue of Burling
ton is much improved following aa
operation for appendicitis.
Mrs. Bradley Denning has return
ed to her home in Lakeland, Fla., af
ter a visit with her mother, Mrs. J,
Miss Flora Buchan of Sanford is
visiting Mrs. L. R. Sugg this weelc
Mrs. E. S. Adams is at home from
Moore County Hospital where she has
been having treatments for several
weeks. She is much improved.
Mr. and Mrs. M. E. Fagg and Jane
returned Sunday after spending sev
eral days in Stoneville.
W. M. Griffin of Durham spent the
week-end with his family.
Frank Cole of Pittsburgh, Pa., Is
spending his vacation with his par^
ents, Mr. and Mrs. F. S. Cole.
Mr. and Mrs. K. Kelly and sons,
Joe of Canton are In Carthage on the
tobacco market this season.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Morton return
ed home from Vidolea, Ga., Thursday,
w'here Mr. Morton was on the tobacco
Mrs. J. Baker of Philadelphia is vis
iting her parents, Dr. and Mrs. J.
Miss Mary Currie is spending a few
days at Montreal.
Miss Alma Muse of Albemarl*
spent the week-end with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Muse.
Mrs. Hester and children of Char
lotte are visiting Mrs. Charles Bar^
Misses May and Bess Stuart and
Miss Flora McDonald are spending a
while at Blowing Rock.
Mr. and Mrs. R. R. Fagg spent the
week-end In Kearnersville.
Mrs. Mack McDonald of Columbia,
S. C., Is spending a few days here.
Mrs. Ed Long of Roxboro return
ed home Monday after a visit with
Mrs. Margaret Penn.
The Week in Aberdeen
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Book Club I
Mrs. H. L. Boggs was hostess to ;
the Thursday Afternoon Book Club i
at the Community House last week.
An interesting program "Know
Your Home Town,” and a debate, j
“The Trend of the Times Indicates the j
The Extinction of the Small Towns,”
was enjoyed with Mrs. E. M. Medlin j
on the affirmative and Mrs. C. E.
Pleasants on the negative.
The special guests present were
Mrs. Dan I. McKelthen of Coulmbia,
S. C., and Mrs. Roxie Sa.sser of
Miss Mary James Smith of Leaks-
ville was the guest of her schoolmate,
Miss Margaret Pleasants last week.
Miss Ellen Monroe left for Dur
ham last week to accept a position.
Mrs. Stuart of Rocky Mount has
been a recent guest of her brother,
Mr. and Mrs. 'J. W. Graham spent
a week in Chapel Hill recently.
Mr. and Mrs. Noble Brown and chil
dren, who have been visiting rela
tives for some time returned to their
home at Webster, Fla., last week.
Mrs. Brown was formerly Miss Vir
Dan I. McKelthen, who is connect
ed with The Federal Lan Bank, Co
lumbia, S. C., is on his vacation, and
in company with Mrs. McKelthen and
children, is spending the time with
his parents here.
Miss Myrtle Jordan spent her vaca
tion visiting her sister, Mrs. John
Shafer in Jersey City, N. J.
Miss Bertie Goodwyn left last Sun
day for a three weeks’ visit with rel
atives in Virginia.
Miss Susan McLean attended the
wedding of Miss Helen Manning in
Bethel last week.
W. W. Maurer was carried to' the
I Moere County Hospital last week
where he is receiving treatment pre
paratory to an operation.
Mr. and Mrs. Nathan Anderson of
Leaksville visited friends here last
Sunday. Mrs. Anderson was the for
mer Miss Eleanor Hill, a member of
the grammar school faculty a few
Mrs. Katie B. Shear spent the
week-end in town visiting her sisters,
Mrs. Ella Juat and Miss Bessie Be-
thune, and on her to return to Candor
Monday was accompanied by her
daughter, Miss Katie Lee, who has
spent part of the summer here.
Mrs. C. J. Johnson has returned
from New York City.
Mrs. J. C. Taylor and daughter,
Louise, who have been recent guests
of J. Vance Rowe and family, return
ed to their home in Norfolk, Va., last
Felix and Dickie Bell, of Burling
ton, sons of Dr. and Mrs. F. O. Bell,
are visitors in the home of Mr. and
Mrs. G. A. Charles.
Mrs. Coppedge of Halifax, who has
been visiting her sister, Mrs. Eunice
Creel, returned home last Thursday.
Misses Annie Belle Thompson of
Camden, S. C. and Mary Alice Baker
of Sumter, S. C., visited relatives last
John Maurer and his daughter, Inez
of Sumter, S. C., t.ii"nt last Sunday
in town, visiting W. 'V. Maurer.
Mrs. Roxie Sasser of Goldsboro is
the guest of her sister-in-law, Mrs. L.
J. W. Jernigan is recuperating at
the Moore County Hospital follow
ing an appendicitis operation.
Mr. and Mrs. Jack Taylor spent the
week-end at Pawley’s Island.
Page Shamburger has returned
home from a six weeks’ stay at a
boy’s camp near Lake Lure.
Miss Josephine Adams of Linden
spent last week visiting her sister,
Mrs. Jones Macon.
Mrs. John Lautres and daughter,
Pearle and Mrs. Ollle Clark of Green
ville and Mrs. George Windham and
Mrs. EUa Jefferson of Farmville
were guests of Mr. and Mrs. Sidney
Windham last Wednesday.
Miss Edythe Creel left last week
for Florence, S. C., to visit friends.
Miss Myrtle Alice Shamburger en
tertained a number of her small
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B. B. SAUNDERS
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Aberdeen, N. C.
The Man Who Made the Aberdeen Market
The man who made Aber
deen his home for years and
is still interested in Aberdeen
market and in getting: his cus
tomers the highest market
price for their tobacco.
B. B. SAUNDERS