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:e. of 'he tb, de 0 . ■_ il >ersons ate of to the C., on this i heir |)MB, Blaude r loth, ^uly 29 liS il. at r it. iiy ♦♦ ♦♦ ## H ♦♦ ♦# n ♦♦ ♦♦ ## •:th rior oO ^00 p.50 im- ir ; •e-t ‘A., c iz ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦ * ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ •# ♦♦ ♦♦ « n t: «# ♦# ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ :: ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ ♦♦ s 8 n VOLUME THE PILOT NUMBER Is a Paper Devoted to the Upbuilding of the Sandhill Territory of NortlrCarolina Address all communications to jHE PILOT PRINTING COMPANY. VASS. N. C FRIDAY, AUGUST 5, 1927. mi TOBACCO IN HOME MARKET Movement to Preserve Fame of Sandhill Bright Lealf. BION H. BUTLER. Last week one day a group of men gathered at Jack’s, in Southern Pines, to discuss an unfolding pros pect in this section, the bright leaf tobacco industry. The main spring in the gathering was a few men from Aberdeen ^ho have been keep- mg a finger on tobaco, but possibly the significant representation at the meeting was the bankers from all the surrounding towns, who were there to show that they are concern ed in this important crop of the Sandhills. Out of more or less dis cussion came the expression of a sentiment by the bankers that be fore farmers take their leaf away to distant markets in search of an ear ly sale of tobacco before markets open here it would be wise to talk the matter over with the bankers and see if a way cannot be found to hold the tobacco until local markets are ready for it with their higher prices, for local markets have a rec ord of paying more for Sandhill leaf than the other markets do. CAMERON Mrs. L F. West, of .Greensboro, Mr. and Mrs. Thagard West, of High Point, Mrs, Lucy Thagard Rice and daughter, of Columbia, S. C., Mrs. C. C. Yates, of Carthage, were visi tors Sunday afternoon of Rev. and Mrs. M. D. McNeill. MrsT Dugald Stewart, of Laurin- hurg, was the guest the past week of her sister, Mrs. M. McL. McKeithen. Mrs. Harvey Spiers and children, Mrs. Hughes, of Portsmouth, Va., who have been on a visit to Mrs. Spier’s parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. E. Phillips, returned home Saturday. Rev. and Mrs. J. W. Hartsell, Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Hartsell, of Tampa, Mrs. T. A. Hendricks, Miss Annie Hartsell, L. F. Hartsell attended the Hartnell reunion at Cj^kboro last week. Mrs. Alice Blue and grandson, John Cameron, of Raeford, were htre last week to see E. M. Borst, who is in very ill health, and left last week for the hospital at Rocky Mount, ac companied by his son, M. C. Borst, of Wilmington. I am pleased to acknowledge a View Letter Card sent me from Greenock, Scotland, from Miss Kate MacKellar, in which she says “Trust ing this may give you some idea of one of the bonniest of Scottish Bays” 0 ban Bay! It is indeed I bonny. There are several views of Sandhill tobacco has made a name j ^he bay. Among them, Dunollie cas- for itself, and that name is much ] tie, once the stronghold of the Mac- NEGRO CHILD IN CARTHAGE "^RIPTION $2.C0 DTTDT ir* CPUAAT C I LJIjIjIv Ov;I1UULiIj 'Rutherford College, spent a few days Dr. N. C. Newbold Enlightens Kiwanis Club on Subject. At the Kiwanis Club Wednesday at Southern Pines, Dr. N. C. New- bold, director of negro education on the State Board, talked about the status of the negro child in the pub lic schools. Dr. Newbold surprised his audience b^y telling^ them of the remarkable progress the colored schools are making in North Caro- Una, for it seems the State practic-j in Wilmington, ally leads the States of the Union in last week with Mrs. Billups’ mother, Mrs. Mollie Person. Miss Bertie May, of Asheboro, is spending the month of August in Carthage. Mr. and Mrs. R. M. Caldwell, of Aberdeen, spent Sunday with N. A. McKeithe nand family. Mrs. Alice Thompson and son, R. D., of Raleigh, are visiting Mrs. Mamie Harrington. Mrs. Luther Wallace is visiting friends in Sharon, S. C. U. L. Spence spent several days JAMES ♦?i’S DEVELOPMENT Golf Course and Club House North of Knoll wood Village. more impressive in the grading rooms of the big cigarette factories than it is here where the tobacco is grown, for it appears that this leaf makes a type of cigarette that is re ceived with uncommon favor by the cigarette buyer. The factories are trying to keep Sandhill tobacco sep arate from other kinds and it seems the factories are willing to pay more for straight Sandhill leaf than for mixtures, and therefore they are en couraging Sandhills farmers to mar ket their tobacco in the Sandhills markets that the leaf may be as purely the true type as possible. This is one thing the hankers saw, and one thing they want to encour age, the marketing of Sandhills to bacco in the Sandhills where it will not be lessened in value by contact with other leaf of lower grade, and the creation of a more pronounced recognition of the Sandhill type. We have unwittingly developed a brand of our own in the Sandhills and that brand seems a highly enviable one. Now the Aberdeen Commercial and Agricultural Club recognizes the worth of that bamd, and is trying to capitalize it fully, for it is a dis covery that is a gold mine if it is followed and nursed. Tobacco is going into the bams rapidly now, and the crop is a good one, and the quality excellent. It is apparent that the harvest of Sand hills tobacco this summer is bound to add much to the fame of this type of leaf, and if every effort is made to classify and hold separate Sand hills tobacco from any other kind, so that the factories can get the full benefit of Sandhill excellence the fame of the brand will from this on be unimpeachable. It is not only the tobacco farmer who will be sitting on top of the world, but the whole Sandhills community, for with this whole sandy region capable of pro ducing this peculiar type of tobacco it is easy to expect several million dollars’ worth of this high grade leaf in the immedaite field. Last week the wiost remarkable migration of transient tobacco men this belt has ever seen clogged the roads leading into the Sandhills. This prejsages more tobacco farmers, and another thing helps to make that possible. Peach orchards that are dropping out from time to time make the best possible tobacco farms. Many acres of this sort of land is available now, and from year to year more will be. Tobacco is destined to expand in its acreage and production. With that production the bankers want to see the type kept distinct in the Sandhills and the Aberdeen folk (Please turn to page 8) Dugalds. Miss MacKellar is a near relative of Miss Vera McLean. Her the work it is accomplishing in this respect. Educators have come to the State from Africa, from Oxford Uni^ ^rsity in England, from other nations and Continents, interested in the rapid advances negro educa tion is making in this State, and in the influences it is having on the^ race. And that influence is astonish ing. The speaker mentioned some court records to show that negro crime has made an unsuspected de crease as education bias increased, and the figures tell that the negro is in court and in prison much less than the white offender is. From furn ishing two-thirds of the criminal population a few years ago the neg ro now seems to be furnishing only a third, which is largely proportion ate with the increase of negro chil dren in schools as compared with the sister, Miss Jessie MacKellar, a j past when negro crime was greater, very charming young woman, once | Dr. Newbold says the State has a visited her relatives in Moore Coun- j definite program for negro education ty. The Correspondent haid the j jg carrying it out. The Rosen- pleasure of meeting her. Bonnie Scotland! When I see pictures of her beautiful lakes and glcTif*, of heather, her towering castles, now crumbling to decay, I am thrill ed—although a feeling of homesick ness steals over me, and then I know that Scottish blood runs red in me. Miss Margaret McLean, whose wald fund has provided 650 school for elementary negro schools s,^uunt for a third of the pop Miss Norman McKeithen is visit ing relatives in Aberdeen this week. E. A. McKethen, of Aberdeen, was in town Monday. Rev. W. W. Williams spent a few days in town this week. He brings good reports of the boys at camp. Carl Buchan, of Southern Pines, was in town Monday. Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Ellis, of Sa vannah, Ga., are visiting Mrs. G. H. Muse. Mrs. I. T. West, of Greensboro, Mr. and Mrs. Thagard West, of High Point, and Mrs. Rice and daughter, Lucile, of Columbia, S. C., visited Mrs. Petty and Mrs. Yates Sunday. Misses Mary and Janie Under wood and Mrs. Edgar Underwood, of Sanford, were Carthage visitors Monday. Rev. William Currie, of Jackson, is visiting his brother, Wilburn Cur rie. Mrs. Jack Lane, of Martinsburg, W. Va., is \isiting her mother, Mrs. W. H. Jackson. , i. 1 ^ u 1 i Mrs. Clyde Kennedy, of Charlotte, houses for elementary TO !.^ Mammie Harrington. Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Black, of ulation. Towns and cities provide for as many more, and other rural schools are caring for a large share of the remainder. These are not so well provided, but conditions are im- I proving. Three-fourths of the teach- hospitable home is on Rt. 2, with her j ers are now fair to good, while but little niece, Margaret Ayers, of Oak City, were supper guests of Miss Vera McLean an evening of last week. “Not changing the subject,” as folks say when they do change it— In Carutl^rs Revolutionary Inci dents, among the names of many men he mentions, is that of Archi bald (Ban) McNeill, the ban in pa renthesis. Since he was the husband of “Jennie Ban,” possibly that is why she was called “Ban.” W. A. Muse and sisters. Misses Minnie and Jacksie, called Sunday afternoon to see Arthur Thompson, divinity student, who had the mis fortune of having his leg amputated because of disease and not an auto mobile wreck. It seems very unfor tunate for this young man, intellec tual, moral, and talented. Prof. Clyde Kelly accompanied Rev. M. D. McNeill to Lobelia Sun day, where Rev. McNeill baptized the baby son of Mr. and Mrs. Alec McFayden. Rev. M. D. McNeill may quit preaching, but his former mem bers are going to still keep him to marry them, baptize their babies, and preach the funerals of all who pass. The John McNeill Society met at the Presbyterian church last week with L. B. McKeithen a leader. Norfleet Ray and family, of Pine- hurst, D. S. Ray and family, of Vass, spent Sunday with Mrs. D. S. Ray, and daughters. Misses Elizabeth and Rebecca Ray. Misses Lorela Rogers, Lucile Rog ers, Mary Emma Thomas, L S. Thomas spent Sunday afternoon at Ashley Heights. M. McL. McKeithen, Mrs. L. B. McKeithen, Misses Mabel Muse, Re becca Ray and the Correspondent spent an afternoon of last week in Carthage. Circle No. 2 of the Young Wom an’s Auxiliary met last week with Misses Margaret and Effie Gilchrist. Program in charge of Miss Thurla Cole, who introduced a Bibk contest in which Miss Mabel Muse was win- a few years ago the proportion of fair telachers only was not great. High schools are developing, and 58 I Jonesboro, spent the week end in I town. Miss Gladys Watson has returned to her home after spending some time in the mountains. W. M. McVallum and sons, Wil liam and Rogers, of McColl, S. C., visited relatives here last week end. Rev. J. W. Wright has returned to good ones are now carrymg on, be- I, . , . ^ .J ; J his home m Carthage after under sides some that are not so good. | . ^ ^ ^ , . , , , . , going treatment m the Central Car- Good equipment and good teachers , I?• iT u 1 J ohna hospital, m the h,gh schools are gett.ng good | Woman’s Club held its regu- results and a crop of children ,s go-: Thursday, mg now to the dozen higher mstitu- . ^ ^iss tions that are training teachers and hostesses for the [ the whole tract is now undergoing a The development James Barber is making north of Knollwood village, just beyond the reservoir of the Southern Pines water works, is tak ing shape that tells the magnitude of his plans. The golf course is in the hands of a score of men who have already cleared much of the ground for the eighteen holes, and the work has gone far enough to show that the new links will be among the most interesting in the South. Mr. Barber has not planned his course for a difficult proposition. But he has laid out a picturesque tract on the summit of the hills, which gives a constant outlook all over the country. Below the fair ways the reservoir with its sixty acres of open lake spreads out along the whole west side of the course. From the bigh spots on the course Southern Pines is visible, Carthage, the territory around Vass, Pinehurst and into the indefinite distance in all directions. The club house is rising under the hill, not far from the res ervoir, a big log cabin with the mod ern equipment, fitting the rural into the general scheme. The old Seals road from Pinehurst out to the Carthage-Southem Pines road passes through the new golf course, which permits approach from Southern Pines on the east side of the creek, or from the Midlands road a broad clayed road reaches the club house from the Pinehurst side and from Southern Pines. It is easy now to drive through the golf course, and the route is an at tractive one already. But far more than attractive it is instructive, for it tells the story of what is just ahead in the triangle embracing Southern Pines, Pinehurst and the Knollwood section. Mr. Barber’s lands adjoin the Knollwood and Pine Needles property, embracing several hundred acres. His development comes to the State highway recently taken over between Pinehurst and Southern Pines, and to the road to Carthage past the water plant. With Barber, Knollwood, Pinehurst and Pine Needles all working together in the ground included in this area teaching children in other lines as i j afternoon. * , Messrs. Arch Smith and Ben Har- The program is being carried out , Fayetteville, were the guests as well in the schools as available | ’ |y[j.g Downing Sunday after funds permit, but unfortunately the negro does not always get a fair di- Mrs. Murdock and two children of vision of the school revenues. Dr. I charlotte, and Mrs. Bullock, of Lex- Newbold cited some cases where I i^gton, were the guests of Mrs. J. negro schools get less money than I ^ Long. decided expansion that is putting out hundreds of thousands of dollars. From Pinehurst to Knollwood is a broad ridge. From the water works up to the Barber golf course is a broad, not very steep valley, with some cl ared land, some woods, and on the east side the large scopie of country cut into the links. On the the colored folks of the district pay,, jy^jss Margaret Bartlette and Mrs. goruth and west is the Midland farm a wrong that he said is being cor- | Richmond, Va., are rected as fast as it is recognized, | yjgiting their sister, Mrs. O. D. Wal- and he has great hopes of much im- ^ provement in this direction. He said | ]yi|ss Dorothy Tyson is visiting rel- that he had been asked what is the | stives in Henderson, wisdom of colored schools, and in ad- j Master Billy Clegg is visiting rel- dition to the change in crime that has i stives in Aberdeen this week, followed the multiplication of negro j Mrs. Henry Ledbetter has return- schools. Dr. Newbold said that in j home in Rockingham after 1920 North Carolina negroes had re- | visiting relatives in Carthage. ported to the tax assessors as great a value in property in farms as all the property in North Carolina own ed by all tax payers, white or black, a rate of progress that justifies edu cation or anything else that helps to improve the condition of the color- country, and Knollwood on the south. The whole picture is flat in front of the Barber golf course, no matter where the players turn and when once the grounds are open for play ers that is certain to be a busy scene. At the entrance to the property from the Midland road Mr. Fuller is arranging to build a pair of stone pillars to give the property line a Rowland Beasley, of Aberdeen, | si^iflcant gate way and to mark ed folks. He was well received. ^ phillips. and Miss Nell Bezzell, of Mt. Ver non Springs, were maiTied in Car thage Monday night, August 1. Misses Elizabeth and Eliza Green, of Raleigh, spent the week end in Carthage with their mother, Mrs. R. The committee to gather up a fund to provide signs to post along the roads warning travelers not to mo lest the shrubbery on the highways reported sufficient money, and the signs are now in process of construc tion. ner. Sandkiches, pickles and ice tea ner. Sandwiches, pickles and ic© tea Miss Louise Thomas, of Broadway, is visiting at the home of her grand mother, Mrs. Laura Rogers. Mrs. L. B. McKeithen was a visi tor in Laurinburg this week, guest of Misses Meta and Mary Stuart. (Please turn to page fe) The following old soldiers are at tending the reunion of the Confed eracy in Raleigh this week: Mr. John C. Monroe and Mr. Brewer, of Bensalem, Mr. Charlie McLean, Mr. Connell and Mr. Guledge, of Carth- the point of departure. From this point to the club house the whole road side is fitted for a number of desirable homes, the high ground giving good outlook, and a level sweep to facilitate building. Across the little creek on the road leading to the club house are fine sites in the pleasant cove for more picturesque home sites. Then all over the hill around the links are numerous places where interesting homes can be made if Mr. Barber is inclined to encourage age, and Mr. Thomas Mashbum, of . settlement through that quarter. Deep River. They were accompanied by Sheriff Fit, of Carthage, and Mr. Dunlap, of Sheffield Township. ICE CREAM SUPPER. Ice cream supper at Eureka Sat urday night, Aug. 6. Proceeds go for benefit of the church. Come. The drive going on by the Midland road and crossing the stream, up by the club house, on past the progress ing golf links and back by the Seals road and the Carthage road and the water works is worth while now, for it will afford a wholly new concep- (PleAse turn to page 7)
|Title||The Pilot [Vass, N.C.: August 5, 1927], 1927-08-05|
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