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Dec. T 6, IBM
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Here is a type of pearl necklac* that
fashionable women show a liking
for. It winds about the neclc twice
and hangs in separate strands fin;
(sited .with a large Baroque pearl at
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WAR MOTHERS ELECT
OFFICERS IN MEETING
All of Old OMcets Re-elected With
One Exception.—Reports Received
The Cabarrus Chapter of War
Mothers held their regular December
meeting in the home of Mrs. W. A.
Caldwell on Grove street, with 27
membeTS in attendance. Sirs. G. ' M.
Imre conducted the devotional. Mrs.
Jno. K. Patterson presided over the
meeting. The dues were collected
whlchvjßinounted to $30.00. Treasurer
reported $30.34 in bank.
It was moved and carried to send
$13.00 to Ward E-9, at Oteon for the
boys Christmas treat.
Mrs. liidenhour reported that 28
tijees had bee# planted along the high
way. beginning above the cemetery.
Mrs. Pemberton read n tetter from
Mrs. Bernhardt concerning Sirs. W.
W. Courtney's accident, and it was
voted, to send Mrs. Courtney a night
letter of sympathy. Also to send her
flowerg at Christmas.
This being the time to elect officers
the nominating committee recommend
ed the election of nil old officers except
Mr(>. W. A. Foil, chimes treasurer,
who had resigned. Following are the
President—Mrs. .Tno. K. Patterson.
First Vice President—Mrs. J. ,C.
Second Vice President—Mrs. \V. S.
Third Vice President—Mrs. J. F.
Fourtli Vice President —Mrs. J. L
Secretary—Mrs. G. T. Crowell. ,
Treasurer—-Sirs. Watt Barringer. *
Corresponding Secretary—Mrs. ft.
Custodian—Mrs. Geo. Means.
Historian—Mrs. M. H. COldwell.
Chimes Treasurer—Mrs. R. fe. Hid
Meeting closed repeating the Load’s
The hostesses. Mesdanits tV. A.
Caldwell, W. J. Glass, Frank Milts
and Mack Caldwell, served a delicious
Always call a physician.
Until hit arrival use
/ with Vicks. This does ndt
f interfere with anything
> he may prescribe.
Ow 17 Mtltton Jar, Uud Ymmrtr
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Day Phoni MS
NlgMI N»«H MO-IML
■ Fred Kent, of Asheville, district
I Rotary governor, in spending the day
in Concord with local Rotarians.
' Miss Lucy Holmes Carson and Miss
Virginia Whitlock, of Charlotte, are
spending the day in the city visiting
Miss Adelaide Harris.
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Mrs. A. R. Howard and Mrs. Mat
tie Lpg Cannon spent Tuesday in Sal
isbury where they visited friends,
Miss Jenn Coltrane and Mr. and
Mrs. Robert Jones were Charlotte vis
a- • •
Mrs. Frank Dusch, of Norfolk, Vn.,
is expected to arrive in the city today
to spend the Christmas holidays with
her fatter, D. B. Coltrane.
* * S
Mrs. Z. A. Morris, Mrs. L. D. Cdl
trane and Miss Miriam Mortis Spent
Tuesday in Charlotte.
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Mrs. P. B. Fetzer, Jr., Mrs. P. B.
Fetzer. Sr., and Mrs. William McKay
Fetzer wdre visitors in Charlotte on
Mrs. George R. Edwards will re
turn today from Winston-Salem,
where she has been visiting Hire.
James K. Norfte'et. fthe will be ac
companied by Mrs. Norfleet and
daughters, Nan and Adele, who will
be the-guests today of Mrs. CRaHes
B. Wagoner at her home on West De
pot street. „
• • •
Mrs. Ed. Patterson and Mrs. Lonnie
Heilig, of Salisbury, are guests of
Mr. nnd Mrs. Louis Patterson.
FOURTH RATTLER KILLED
AT .ROCKY RIVER TODAY
Rumpei l Crdp of Snakes Gives Rise to
Numffft- at SttpMMtiff* AS to Or-
Tbe myrtffry tfit sndfdehy bumper
erttp of rntttebmikes in the Rocky
River sbbtfoh of (lie eoShty erthtipms
to grow. Another fctirthe was rup
tured this morning artfl Brougut to
According to people who saw the
reptile, it was its large as the Other
six-footers which have recently made
their appearance in local circles nnd
was the possessor of thirteen rattles.
None of the details of its capture
could be learned, although it was dead
when it was brought to Concord.
This makes .the:, fourth snake dis
covered in that section of Cabarrus
within the last two weeks, two of
the other two having been found alive
nnd one dead by farmers in the vi
Speculation is rife ip the city over
Ihe question of whether dr ndt the
snakes really grew here or whether
they were here Uw>Rie result of some
outside agency. Tlibs people are di
vided into two camps on the ques
The one camp that (be
rei>*iles could not lKxwibly have grown
to the size which they have attained
in as thickly a dbttled country as that
at Rocky River. Various reasons
are assigned as to the cahse of theff
appearance in that section.
Odd of the favorite stories is that
(tidy escaped from a circus car pass
ing there and made their abode in
Cabarrus from force of circumstances.
Another is the one about the bootleg
gers who wish to keep officers from
that part of the county. Still an
other is a tale to the effect that the
snakes were driven from the moun
tains on account of the fire there this
summer. The insinuation is that
they were charmed by Cabarrus coun
ty ns a place for residence.
The other camp insists that tin;re
would be ample opportunity for rat
tlers to grow to a hoary old age in
the wilds near the river.
For three years lie had tailed every
evening and sit with her in the draw
ing room, using her father's electric
light. “Answer me. Mabel," he cried.
“Answer me! I can bear this sus
pense no longer.”
“Answer him,” came a voice from
the othey side of the door: “answer
him. I "Can bear this expense no
Pure bjjiht .Borth Carolina Comb
Honey. We contracted for a big tot.
Can sell it cheap. Our price 30c
a pound. It will go fast. So get yortrs
Pure Cabarrus County Sorghum.
We htoee had good sates on it. If you
taste it you buy it. Only a few bar
Ponce Porto Rico Molasses. That
| High Fine Flavor that can’t be de
scribed, but must be tabted. It’s the
only Real Sweet Good Molasses,
r We deliver quick everywhere. Phorff
us. Send your vessel.
Cline $ Moose
Cigars j i;
Cigarettes 11 \
Jar Tobacco 1 1 1
Military Brushes \ I \
' Fountain l*eu 1 1 1
5 Shaving Set
Pipe Case j
PROMINENT FARMER OF c
COUNTY DIES SUDDENLY
John Cook Dies Suddenly In Yard of
Home on the Concord-Mt. Pleasant
John Cook, a member of a promi
nent Cabarrus county family and one
of the most successful farmers in the
county, died suddenly Tuesday after
noon in the back yard of his home on
the Mt. Pleasant road, death being
caused by a heart attack. Announce
ment of tiis death came as a shock to
relatives and friends as he had been in
his usual health until stricken.
Funeral Services will be held, to
morrow morning at 10:30 o’clock at
St. -John’s Lutheran Church, conduct
ed by Rev. L. D. Miller, pastor Os the
Church, and Dr. George H. Cox, for
mer pastor of the Church. Interment
will be mrtde lit the cemetery of the
Cook was in his 7fith year, hav
ing been botn in Mt. Pleasant on Aug
ust 18th, 1&47, rt son of the late Mat
thew and Mary Cook. He moved to
bte late home on the Mt. Pleasant-Con
eord road 51 years ago, remaining in
the same Rouse during the entire time.
He was married January Oth, 1872}
to Mhfet KVa Francis Miller, of the
St. John’s neighborhood, and several
children were bom to the union. He
joined the Lutheran Church as a
young man and for many years had
been one of the most active and con
sistent members of the St. John's con
Mr. Cook served in the War Be
tween the States, being In the 17-year
class that was called. He waa a
member of the Democratic party. His
entire lifb was spent v on the farm, he
being recognized as one of the most
progressive and prosperous farmers iu
in the county.
Surviving are: Four children, Mrs.
E. E. Wingard, Mrs. Lula Fish
er, Miss Connie Cook and (’rank Cook :
three Risters, Mrs. Sallie Shuping, of
Chnrlotte. Mrs. Margaret Wingard,
of Mt. Pleasant., and Mrs. J. M. Heh
drix, of Concord j and, ode brother,
James P. Cook, of Concord.
MRS. SANTA CDAUS TO VISIT
N. C. FOR FIRST TIME
Note Sent From Far Away, Iceland
to the Effect That Santa Will-Sc
Accompanied by the Madam.
• By JAZZY MOORE
Kannapolis, Dec. 15.—The two
Young Men's Christian Associations
here are planning lnrge outside Christ
mas trees and a program so unique
that it will challenge any town in the
state. The following letter was re
ceived by John S. Carpenter today:
Icely. Dee. 6, 1928.
Mr. John S. Carpenter,
Cabarrus Y. 51. C. A.
Kannapolis, N. C.
My Dear Friend;
I want" you to tell all the kiddies
that I wil surely be in Kannapolis
Christmas Eve and Mrs. Santa Claus
will accompany me for the first time
and assist in the distribution of the
I have heard of the Cabarrus Y.
51. C. A. all over the world and will
have a special treat for them in the
way of an African brass band which.
1 am bringing with me. I will be
at the Cabarrus Y at 8 o'clock and at
tfie Cannon Y at 9 :30 p. m.
Yours for a merry Christmas.
TWO CONCQRD TEAMS PLAY
Y Team Goes to High Point For a
Clash While High School Takes on
t With tonight taken off for a much
needed rest after the Davidson Col
lege game, the local Y hoopsters will
journey to High Point Thursday for
a gamp with the Y. 51. C. A. team of
1* Concord basketeers are pointing to
this game as their first victory after
a series of losses. Little is known of
the newly organized furniture city
players except that Salisbury bertt
them in a game last week. Plans are
being made by local players to win a
game, however, and get a tally on the
right side of the column.
While the Y team Is Journeying out
of the city, Coaches slcAuley and
Richards will try out their charges
at the -High School in a game with
Oakboro. This will mark the opening
of the season for the High School and
the result hill Be watched with inter
est ns indicating the Strength of the
Black and Gold this yeas.
Five of last jtear's varsityi have re
turned this year and report*/ from the
, high school show that they are confi
dent of theii five. N%hing is known
: of the strength of the Oakboro quint.
WORK STARTED ON x
EXTENDING SPRING STREET
| Properly Owners Have Consented to
. .Cutting of New Street and Finish
Expected in Two Weeks.
Wotk ou the Spring street exten
sion from Chestnut to Tribune street
: was begun today and will be finished
' within the next two weeks, aceord
! ing to Cnpt. Q/E. Smith, city engi
* One of the big county road machines
Is beihg employed in the work and it*
operation is being watched with in
terest by a large number of specta
. The new section- of Spring street.
■ when completed, will be forty feet
i wide and will fill in the gap between
j Chestnut nnd Tribune streets, con
necting with the lower end of Spring
1 street which is beyond Tribune.
\ All the property owners have giv
i en their coifsent to the work, which
| is being, rushed to completion.
Locusts, the x short-horned grass
hopper, have Been a recurring plague
I through nil history. This year they
have become a devouring pest in
' The sense of smell .is . t tip strong
[ est tense that insects'have. Few of
[ them can sec fnVire than three feet,
f Hint they ffegh drily through the
| vibration of their feelers.
[ In very early times the name for
tbC British Is?*. wM “the Country
of Green Mill*.”
TMfi CONCORD DAILY TRftUNE
An Occasional Column
By MILES WOLFF »
An important milepost In life’s
journey has been pissed. I hive
been mistaken for a burglar.
Let this not be considered, lightly,
gentle reader. To met it is no trivial
matter. It is something which for
years has occupied, my thought. I
have been absorbeij iri the question of
whether or not I should take up crime
for a career.
It had seemed that to be innocent
of the higher emotions which must be
characteristic of a real (lonest-to
goodness second-story man o» to be
ignotant of the thoughts entertained
by a really sympathetic gunman ♦as
missing an important “part of what
life hid to offer. They must, I
thought, get a great kick out of liv
Then, too, in this day when every
man is his own murderer, I had rea
son to believe that some day I might
rue my uegleeted opportunities. For
-instance, my grandson might be in
conversation with one of the neigh
borff’s children and the neighbor’s
Brat might boast of how many po
licemen his forbear had shot. sVould
my grandson not be abashed and be
forced to hang his- 'aend in shame, ■re
marking in a scarcely audible tone
that his grandfather had not os much
ns taken a pot-shot at a casual
The case would be the direct anti
thesis of that famous conversation iu
Ivanhoe when. Sir Walter Scott £as
'ais . Hubert remark in approximately
“An your Highness were to hang
me, a man can but do this best. Nev
ertheless, my grandsire drew a good
bow—” and would have continued
about his ancestor drawing a mean
slingshot at the battle of Hastings
when King John interrupts with the
“The foul fiend on thy grandsire
and all hiR generation.”
The point I wish to make is that
my grandson would never have been
able to tell the person like Hubert
to go straight to the devil, as did
the good King John.
But to return to my recent esca
pade, in which I was thought to be
a burglar. It occurred Saturday
night, or, to be more exact, Sunday
I had been out playing at card*, a
game of duplicate auction nnd on fin
ishing the game shortly after 11 :S0
the four of us engaged in tile inter
esting pastime of eating ham sand
wiches. drinking ginger ale and swap
In particular was the gentleman Os
the bouse entertaining, narrating at
length on the days when men were
men and drunks were as plentiful as
Fords are rtf present. He gave a
detailed description of how one of the
city's desperadoes, after having be
come infuriated while gaming, went
horte rtnd procured his trusty fowlhjg
piere, later to return and shoot his
best friend by mistake.
So thrilling was the conversation
that ere I quitted the house, it was -
in the neighborhood of 1 o’clock.
Reaching hoffie, I at once drove ml
motor to the garage where I parked
it and closed the doors. One of the
doors had stuck, and in getting it in
its proper position, I made consider
able noise. At any rate, one of my
relatives (I shall conceal her identity)
awoke and as I made my way across
the yard to the house, I was fright
ened out of my wits when a femi
nine voice, greatly grnffened. broke
the stillness of the night.
“Hey there!" boomed the maseulo
feniinin* voice in semi-stentorian
tone, “what are you doing?”
It was a moment before I was
able to reply.
sVhen I did speak, it was to say.
“Now, , what is the matter with
you? Tam merely putting up the
There folllowed a relieved “Oh”
and then all was silence again. The
relative says that she went to bed
and laughed for some time at her
sudden awakening and equally sud
den speech. I, on the other" hand,
repaired to my coach but was unable
to sleep for some time. I was tod
This incident will, I believe, change
my whole life. No longer will it be.
necessary for me to take nil. crime. I
have experienced the thoughts and
emotions which would rise in a safe
Let tts have yoiir orders early,
so we can make prompt
Mr*. J. A. Walker
82 S. Unicin St In I*2
CONCORD COTTON MLtiIRET
WEDNESDAY, DEC, I#, t#sS
datton —.is pi .to
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cracker’s breast should he, in the act
of looting the bank, hear a voice
behind telling him where to put his
My descendants will not have to
suffer for the want of tales about my
bold deeds with which to amuse their
children. By the time lam older,
I shall have a story which will be
most thrilling. It will start with
the garage incident and will follow
with the story of how there really was
a band of burglars at that moment
on the roof of the house trying to
procure the family jewels, for cen
turies our priceless possessions, and
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iti amounts of One
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The modern wonpn no long- Jjfir 1 V
er puls up her hair in un
sightly “curlers.” The per
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how that I at one* drew my pistol
and shot each and every one dead,
thereby winning the everlasting grati
tude of my countrymen for freeing
the nation of an ever increasing men
It might even be better to Snake
the tale be one of a hand to hand
combat, in which the six or eight
desperadoes were taken and bound,
band and foot, by me single handed.
This latter narrative would, I believe,
De more in keeping with traditions of
life of today as willl be handed down
by the motion pictures for the educa
tion of future generations.
This is the store at which O
8 " J he buys his own things. 8
Ilf he needs a suit or o’coat—he comes here. 8;
If his collar wilts or garter snaps he drops in—and what- ■
ever you have 50c or SSO opposite his name—yoti cannot ■
come to a better place—for he has not been ableNto findjjl'j
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I’ 1 ] fcring in diamonds, watciies, jew eiry. Everything is reduced in price. Qt
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J 1 [ tV hite Gold Bracelet Watches _ _ $7.50 O
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