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Co-Operative EKK Producers As
sociation Has Set Goal For
Ten Thousand Hens—Market
Upens January 1st.
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The acvebn,! County Co-operativ,
&gg Producers association which wa
recently organized in Shelby is meet
Jhg with favor among the poultry
men in the county which is manifesto)
.by the large sign up of members, Ui*
to-date fifty-three poultrymen in
county have signed the contract wilt
a total of four thousand
thousand hen* i* 4he gVTaf set^y t\
directors for the association- All <d
the eggs produced by the member.'
except for Hatching purposes ,wili i,
taken up twice a week and brought
to Shelby where they will be candled
graded and packed in paper cartons
that hold one dozen eggs with the as
sociation guarantee on it; marketed
by one man. The association expects
to put on the market a superior pro
duct of eggs and guarantee them.
The sign up is for one year only
and the association will begin mark
eting eggs January Tst.
The following poultry producer
have signed the contract.
Zorn Grigg, L. F. Grayson, Weldrin
Walker, Delfau Walker, Mrs. G. II>
Crigg, Lamar Davis, S. C. Wright,
W. S. McCurry, R. R. Crawford, w’
M. Newton, J. C. Downs, G .K. New
ton. McClure Pruett, L. F. Self. M
G. Hunt, A. A. Richards, A .L. Work
man, R. C. Fortenbury, J. M. Hasting
C. F. Ramsey, Fred Greene, Lawrence
Hawkins, C. C. McSwJin, J. B
Wright, ft C. Covington, C. H. Bar
rett, J. M. Gardner, F .ft. Washbilrn
J C Washburn, D. P. Washburn A V
Washbm-n, \\. Washburn, J. A
Plummer, ft P. Dixon, R. B. Dixon
J. P. McDaniel, N .R. Morris. T. I)
Blalock, J. D. Watterson, J. P. Bla
lock, R. W. McCurry, J. S. McSwaip
J. C. Randall, W'. C. Whitworth, Mrs
Guy Harrelson, John Waeaster, M. S
Beam, L. M. McSwain, J. T. Crawford
James Rippy, D. H. Hopper.
Officer Makes Raid
on Christmas Stock
Deputy Rob Kendrick Annexes Sev
eral Neat Christmas Packages
In Woods Near Town.
All of the Shelby merchants are
ready for the Christmas trade but
Deputy Sheriff Bob Kendrick Thurs
day spoiled one merchant's" entire
holiday patronage by annexing his
stock of goods—“wet" goods. , The
stock consisted of one one-half gal
lon fruit jar'ahd eleven pints all
done up in nice pint Christmas hot
les, and corked on the fluid ,tha’
cheers or kills.
Some wayward information slip
ped to Bob’s ears Wednesday and he
wound un his ‘‘flivver’ and journeyed
out the Har^U5s mill road about tw<
miles from Shelby, slapped the air
brakes on his Henry and halted at r
patch of woods*. The tip must have
been as firm as the Rock of Gibral
tar and the kind dreamed of by dab
blers in the market, for there scat
tered around in the leaves and under
growth Bon made his haul, near two
•gallons. Bob brought the stock or
goods back to town but their distri
butor was making tracks, fast ones
when last observed. The fellow was
e-vitently playing “hide-and-seek'
f hiding himself behind the ’under
growth, while Boi) done the seeking
for the liquor, and when the chano
loomed up Bob heard a rustle and
noted a fast departing figure. Consul
ering Bob’s version if a rabbit car
make a similar getaway said hare
•will be enjoying life when another
Christmas tolls around.
Miss Attie Bostick, missionary t<
interior China, will receive a Fore
coupe for Christmas through the ef
forts of the W M. U. of Kings Moun
tain Baptist association, as a check
for $625 was sent her about two
weeks ago. The Shelby W. M. S. rais
ed nearly S500 of this amount.
Miss Bostic is in the foreign mis
sion fields, located in China. She it
a native of Shelby and those whr
have been interested in the gift will
• be pleased to learn that the necessary
amount has been secured.
l air Big Success.
Bishopville. S C.,—-Officials of the
I,ee County Fair association, whicl
just closed its eighth annual fait
here, declare the fair was marked by
unusual success Besides collecting
rain insurance for one bad day, the
officers report that the association
will clear about $1,500 on this year’s
fair Plans for the 1924 fair are al
ready under way
Loren Cook, Nine - Year - Old
!i°UbJk‘ Shoals Bov. Dead.
JJavid Ihackerson iRdd lor
j^orao CV,k, 9-year-old son of Sid
°r.,,,,ublc Shoals, cotton mil
north of Shelby
Z: kll,e<1. .‘-bortly after 5 o’clock
Tuesday atUrnoon when he was
struck by a bullet discharged, acci
dentally, it it; said, from a .22 calibre
nfle in the Lands of David Thacker
•8°n, 1, year-old mill worker, who is
bemg held in jail here pending a rre
:^"a^,,n'1'rJng 'n R“eo,',}tr'-'i court
-^2^7ha.kerson being placed in
hV. m 0W.lj)K thc coroner’s jnquest
held luesday evening at Rouble
1 ri." flaying Witfe_Guas.
Accuediffg lo evidence presented'ip
(be- coroner’s jury and other informa
Uon secured. Cook, Thackerson and
I hackerson s younger brother broth
er were nlaying or rather walking
near the rear of the company store
at Double Shoals when the tragedy
occurred and so far as is known, no
one is thought to have witnessed it
with the exception of the younger
Thackerson. who with his brother
steadfastly maintains that it was afi
accident/Reporta^have it that Cook,
nu'~Tteeeased boys had a cap pistol
and was shooting or snapping it and
that the three were walking towards
the store, the younger Thackerson
in front and the other two following,
when as David Thackerson contends
the rifle went off in some unexplain
able manner, probably ejecting the
cartridge, toe bullet striking the
youthful Cook in thc right side of
the neck .When the wounded boy fell
to thc ground the Thaekersons are
said , to have become frightened and
ran home, leaving him where he fell
and was found by others who heard
he shot. He died within thirty niin
ites or less, it is Said.
’ . Denial at First.
( oroner T. C. Eskridge was notl
Tied and proceeded to Double Shoals
where the inquest was held. The
fhackerson hoys and others thought
to know anything concerning the in
cident wen brought up for examina
tion. The boys at first declared that
t ook shot himself, .but later the el
der Thackerson broke down and ad
mited the gun was in his hands when
it was discharged, and that they had
been playing with the gun and a cap
pistol which Cook had when he was
shot. His statements were supported
by those of his brother. At the con
clusion of the inquest, which found
that Cook came to his death from a
gun-shot wound at the hands of
David Thackerson, Thackerson was
brought hero and placed in jail.
Reported Arguing.
Several ;eports heard were that
the boys had been tormenting Thack
erson by shooting a cap pistol at
him and that, he retaliated by firing
the-rifle ar them, the bullet striking
Cook. These reports could not be
substantiated previous to the prelim
inary hearing as according to the
present status of the affair no other
boys were present at the actual
shooting. Thackerson interviewed in
jail admitted that Cook had a cap
pistol but denied that they were mad
at each otker. Frightened and shak
en over the incident, Thackerson, who
is undersized and slender for ■ his
years, could hardly explain coherent
ly just how the gun was discharged,
but was of the impression that he
was starting to unload it at the time.
His brother, who was visiting him at
the jail, was equally as steadfast that
the shot was unintentional.
The funeral of the deceased boy
was held at Zoar Bptist church Wed
nesday afternoon at 2 o’clock.
After writing a note asking that
his body he taken to his home as a
“Christmas present’ for his wife,
AHman Snein, New York tailor,
Tuesday night 'leaped to his death
from the platform on an elevated
railway station 110 feet above the
ground. The body narrowly missed
two women pedestrians.
“OffieeVs please take my body
home to my wife for a Christmas
present,’’ he police said the note,
found (in Sneid’s pocket read “I told
her I would not come home again and
I won’t. She has caused me to live a
dog’s life. ’ f
Episcopal Church Service.
Rev. George M. "Manley of Besse
mer City wMl preach at the Episcopal
church here on Sunday morning at
11 o’clock. The public is cordially
No Santa Claus -Ever
Heard of In Egypt
Twenty-eight* Year-Old Traveler of
The <S*as and ( oiUinenta
Known Not Kria
He has never hoard of Santa Claus!
Twenty-eight years old, a traveler
of the seas and continents, with the
black piercing eyes of Egypt that
must have searched the depths of
thousands of the world’s mysteries
a'Hfl ‘‘Kris Kringle” falls meaningless
on is ears, relates the Philadelphia
Evening Ledger
It’s from Egypt he comes and hi.;
name is Mina Mandalon. Four years
he has been in America, a student at
Temple University and now studying
medicine at Hahnemann and a little,
old man in red, with twinkling eyes
and a long, .white beard, is a stranger
to him, a little old man with whom
wo leave oui cradles at night to go
rid'ng in n reindeer sleigh.
For the. Sphinx has never told her
children of good St. Nick and there’s
no Kris Kringle romance about the
pyramids ut Christmas time. Along
the Nile no one hangs up his stock
ing, for there is ignorance along the
tyile and persons go barelegged be
cause they’ve never been told of San
tai Claus.
Unbelievable Yg«, but . listen. Some
oije mentioned Santa Claus to him. To
hjfc unattuned ear it sounded, like
“clothes” and he talked of turbans
and thought he was being polite’
“No,” said his questioner who had
not the Egyptian courtesy. “SantA
Claus, St. Nicholas, Kris Kringle.
Surely you know Santa Claus.”
The great, black eyes looked kind
ly but very, very perplexed.
“No-o-o,” said Mina Mandalon,
slowly, musically, wonderingly.
“Santa Claus who comes down th"
chimney at night and fills stockings?
Y’ou’vc beard of him.”
“No-o-o. ’
“You have walked down Market
street at Christmas timg?”
“Yes,” a ready, brightening “Y'es”.1
“And you saw an old man dressed
in red from head to foot?"
,rYes.” It was almost a joyous yelp
And someone tried to tell the tall
student, who had spent four lonely
Christmases in America, who Santa
Claus is. But it’s probable he only
partially understood because four
lonely Christmasses blurred the vis
ion of a saint in red who drives rein
deers and never forgets where any
body lives
“No, there is no Santa Claus' in
Egypt,” he explained. “Christmas is
a feast. For one month the people
fast and then a great banquet is pre
pared in the homes And all the people
take great quantities of food into the
cemeteries early in the morning of
Christmas day and there they givejt
to the poor and so remember the dead
Santa Claus does not come to Egypt,/
But one must wonder if theSphfinx,
who is very, very old and oh! so wise,
has not somewhere concealed a stock
ing to hang up on Christmas. And
wondering long enough, one will some
times say that perhaps. Santa Claus
after all does go to Egypt on Christ
mas eve to fill the Sphinx’s stockings
with candies and raisins and a doll
that opens its eyes and shuts, its
eyes. It might well be, because
Sphinxes won’t tell. And Santa Claus
is a gentleman.
Raymond LaFayette Austin, thir
teen-months-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Roy Austin, of near Turnersburg,
Iredell County, died .at a Statesville
hospital Tuesday morning, 6:30
o’clock, following an operation which
was attempted in an effort to save
his life The child was brought to the
hospital in a critical condition, hav
ing swallowed a piece of potato peel
which lodged in his wind-pipe.
After the first operation Monday
afternoon. Master Austin’s condition
was apparently, much improved.
There followed a relapse at 6 o’clock
Tuesday morning, when there was an
edema of the lungs and at 6:30 death
Max Gardner Gets
Parole For Client
O. Max Gardner, Governor Morri
son’s opponent of the 1920 primary,
was before his excellency Wednes
day with a pardon application. And
“he won his case,” getting a parole
for Montgomery Burnett, of Polk
county, who had been serving two
years for violating the prohibition
laws. '
The former lieutenant governor
had with hbr. the recommendation of
the solicitor who approved Burnett’s
pardon on evidence showing the pris
oner’s wife and childreri to be desti
Printing press fell seven’ floors in
Chicago. Perhaps it was printing
something favoring higli taxes.
Woman Trying To
Think Self To Death
Kathrr Than Face Trial for Poisoning
Husband and Attempting to Kill
Her Children. •
Thinking herself to death rather
than tore trial for the poisoning of
her- hu. Imtut and an attempt'to kill
her 5 children, Mrs. Myrtle Sehaudo,
of Whitewaier, Wis, lies near death in
her eel I in the jail at Klkhorn.
For weeks she has l>cen unable to
walk, and noW she cannot sit alone.
December tilth has been set as the
day for her trial, hut the woman de
clares thac ^ie will kill Herself by
that’ time by* concent rating her mind
on one objc<ti-that she must die, Jail
authorities, from the decline in her
health during the past few days, be
lieve that she will accomplish her pur <
Mrs. Se’.iaude has confessed to po !
lice that she fed her husband poison!
because she “hated him” and tried to
kill all her children so that she could
become the bride of Ernest Kugahl,
who had not enough money .to sup
port them nil. Kugahl, although he
maintains he had nothing to do
with the poisoning, also is held in
connection With the case.
The case of Mrs. Schaude recalls
similar case of Harvey Church, ac
cused of killing two salesmen at Chi
cago'; Church also vowed to think him
self to dei*h .And apparently he did
Before he wp carried unconscious to
the electric ojiain, pins were stuck in
to his-eyes and under his fingernails,
his feet were tickled and his nose was
burned, but be did not move a muscle
Still his heart was beating.
New Yorkers Rave
Over Our Sausage
Lector Eskridge Makes Glowing Re
port on all Pork Sausage
Made in Shelby.
When J. Lessor Eskridge .native of
Shelby, was here on a visit to his
mother, Mrs. Webb Eskridge and"
brothers .Charles L., and Herman
Eskridge in the early part of the fall
he bought a quantity of old-fashion
ed Cleveland county pork sausage to
distribute among his friends in New
York. After receiving and distribut
ing this sausage, he wrote William E
Crowder of the Sanitary Market the
following report:
Please accept thanks for your
promptness in filling the several or
ders for the old-fashioned allpork
sausage. It may interest you to learn
that one of your customers. Mr. Wil
liam Worrall for many years manag
ing editor of the New York Evening
Mail, told mt after sampling some of
his shipment that one of his life-long
ambitions had been realized in that
he had finally found a sausage that
“tasted like it used to taste."
From a number of sources I have
purchased sausages for the past few
years but none of it has- compared
with "your for purity, flavor, and
quality. There is no reason in my
mind why you can't build up quite 8
large business on Crowder’s old fash
ioned all pork sausage, “just like
mother used to make."
Thanking you for all courtesies ex
tended and assuring you that I will
continue to spread the good news in
this vicinity.
The box supper scheduled to take
place at Dover Mill school has been
postponed from Friday until Satur
day night. Proceeds from the sale of
boxes will go for the benefit of the
school. There will also be a beauty
contest with a prize offered. The Dov
er Mill school has a large enrollment
with four teachers: Misses Louise
Peeler, Beulah Logan, Fay Dellinger
and Mrs. Bloom Costner.
At First Baptist Church, u
The .pastor is attending the B«i>
tist State convention at Gastonia this
week where he is receiving inspira
tion and information. The regular
services of the church on next Sun
day. A special service at the 11
o’clock hour and every member of the
church is urged to be present. Sunday
school at 10 a. m. and a place for all
and an interesting lesson. You are
invited to be present at all these serv
ices: Visitors and strangers are al
ways welcome.
Will Realize Dream.
Wilmington—Wilmington’s dream
of years ,a 30-foot channel in the
Cape Fear river, between Wilmington
and the sea, will be realized fully by
1027, and actual work bn the firoject
will be started next year, providing
congress approves recommendations
of General Lansing H. Beach, chief
of engineers, by authorizing ah ap
propriation of $400,000 for the Cape
Fear below Wilmington.
Therrcometers rose 40 degrees in
one minute at Fairbanks, Alaska.
May have heard Coolidge's message.
Two Class Contests
Monday and Tuesday
Seniors Defeat “A” Junior, With
Beam, Aulen ami Wall Starring.
9-A Wallops 9 H KIP,,.n.
In the tw< class football panics
played Monday and Tuesday f»-A do
lea ted 9-B lh to and the senior el
even swam nod 10-A 14 to 0. A game
will be played each school afternoon
until the cl;. championship is dc-,
Several likely prospects lor noxj
year’s varsity were evident during
the course oi the Karnes. Along with
new men va xity stars were outstand
inK in Tuesday’s pa me. Aljten, rap
tain elect for next year, playing at
full hack for the defeated juniors, hit
thd line and swept around the ends
wit); a dash that likely assures him
a back field berth next season. Capa
ble teammates were Wray at quarter
and Surratt in the line. Frtr the vic
tors Hill lb am, Wall and E. Beam
were stars, W, Hearn picking his holer
like a seasoned ba«k, while W'al
proved, his adeptness at the pas^in"
rente anrj skirting the ends. Several
new men locked well in the line for
the seniors.
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Cotton Forecast Drops
Down 167,000 Bale.
Government Now Plates Estimate
at 10,081,000 Bales. Is Fourth
• Most Valuable Crop.
Total production of cotton for Hie
1923-24 season was placed Monday
by the department of agriculture at
10,081,000 equivalent 500 pound
bales in tho final coton report of the
season. That quantity is 167,000
bales less than the department fore:
•ast on November 2.
The crop amounts to 4,821,333,00(
pounds exclusive of linters, and at he
December 1 average farm price of 31
cents per pound, is worth $1,494,613,
230, making it the fourth most val
jnble crop ever grown. It is the sixth
?rop that has been wprth a billion
dollars or more.
The estimated production by states
in 300 pound green bales, follows
Virginia, 50X8)0 bales; North Car
olina, 1,0200,000; South Carolina
795,000; Georgia, 580,000; Florida, 12
000; Alabama 800,000; Mississippi
617,000; Louisiana 285,000; Texas, 4,
290,(KM); Arkansas, 620,000; Tennes
see 220,000; Missouri, 115,1900; Okla
homa, 620,000; California, Arizona
83,000; all ether staes 37,000.
About 85,000 hales additional t<
California are being yrrown in Lowei
California, Old" Mexico.
Since July 1., Die beginning of thi
present fiscal ypar, there hit*, beei
exported the foreign countries froir
the port of Wilmington, this state
53,841 bales of coton, according tc
custom house figures. That is ap
proximately the same amount that
was shipped during the same period
of 1022, anil has an approximate val
ue of $8,00()0,000. *
During the past week the cottor
receipts at the port of Wilmlngtoi
were (5,380 bales, for same week las'
year 2,204 bales, a difference in fa
of this year of 4,175 bales. The tota'
receipts at this port since August 1
1923, have been 88,541 bales; for th
same time, last year 6(5,558 bales, ;
difference of approximately 20,0(M
On Friday of last week the stock
of cotton at that port is shown tc
have been 28;840 hates. On the same
day last .year the stock was 22,192
Gilmers department store will re
main open beginning Monday until 8
o’clock each evening to take care of
the Christmas shoppers, according to
an announcement made yesterday by
Manager Paul Wootten.
New Attendance Record ih Set
At End of Third School Month.
Other Records
TUw thinf month of the school
yeur closed last Friday with a record
attendance according to Superinten
dent I .( . (iriffin, the new attendance
figure being 1,4211 at lhe end of the
cord is a record of perfect attendance
that is a ciedit to the school, to
gether with a ^record honor roll. Fot
the month five teachers had perfect
attendance, these being Misses Mos
es, Newton. O’Brien, Tyson and Mrs.
Ramseur. t hree teachers, Misses Bos
tick and Moses anti Mrs. Honeycutt
reporting no tardies. The record es
•tablished by the class of Miss Moses,
of no absences and tardies, is unusual
in any school. Thirty-nine pupils were
on the honor roll for the month, be
ing 17 more than attained that honor
luring the previous month.
The new attendance figures are as
Marion school. _ __ 209
La Fayette school _ .... . .. ..269
Central (elementary) __ 184
Central (grammar) . __ 141
Central (high)__ 37^
Colored school__ 254
Total attendance____1,423
'wT’lli the net
“Uncle” Davis Writes
Sketch of His Life
Nearing End of Trail Pioneer Minis
ter Prepares Detailed Outline
Of His Life.
Rev. s. M. Davis, Methodist minis
ter who recently died at Caroleen
was noted for looking ahead and mak
ing preparations for emergencies
Knowing that the papers, especially
his church paper, would want t
'ketch of his life, he ty»d one in read
ness, of which the fallowing is c
copy ■■
“Caroleen, March 20, 1921—Th:
editor of the Christian Advocate will
please use this sketch in his tribute
of my death—S. M. Davis.
Rev. S. Micajah Davis, born in up
pr Cleveland, North Carolina, March
h 1847. Died -r The son of J .E
and Mary Davis. His father was at
excellent citizen, member of the well
known Davis and Durham families
Mother, Mts.s Mary Parker, sister pi
Rev. Jose;»n Parker, of the South
Carolina conference, and Dr. George
Parker. Brother Davis the only hon
■vith four sisters, ull married ami
aixed up good families. He was con
erted and joined the Methodis!
hurch in early life; brought up ir.
he Nurture and admonition of the
Lord’ and in the love of Methodism
•ducated in the Yarboro high school:
joined the Confederate army at 17.en
ered the South Carolina conference
it the age of 20. Bishop Doggett senl
me as a junior preacher with Rev
limpson Jones to Darlington circuit
with 15 churches. Second year ap
pointed by Bishop Kavanaugh to the
Kingstree circuit with Rev. J. W
lones; 15 churches. Third year sent
by Bishop Pierce with Rev. K. R. Pe
aces to^Wadesboro circuity 15 church
.!S-—45 churches .served in the thre.<
years. z
“As pastor I served the following
churches each from one to foui
years Happy Home, Pineville, Mt
Airy, Magnolia, Jameaville, Washing
ton, Wilson, Shelby circuit, Hopewell,
Matthews-Mt. Island and Charlotte
B. street.
“My presiding elders during the Of
years of my active pastorial work
were the following fine preachers and
'aithful followers of Christ: Rev's. J
W. North, R J. Boyed, Charles Betts.
W .S. Black, M .L. Wood, J. E. Mann
Dr. Closs, D. R. Bruton, E. W. Thomp
•on and <J. J. Wrenn.
“My health gave way while pas
ton in Plymouth and Washington—
malarial prostration and nervous
“During the many years of my su
perannuation I have endeavored to
<erve the Master and the church by
preaching, teaching and writing.
Have written and published several
ielpful pamphlets.
“Let me sity to the pastors*of the
20th century centenary fortune that
my lowest salary received was $83
md the highest salary $600.
“S. M. DAVIS.”
Kill Huge Wild Hog.
Mount Tahor—A few niirht ago
while J. I). Waddell and Q .R: Turbe
ville, two farmers, were returning
to their homes a few miles out trom
town, they killed a wild hog believed
to have been several-years of age.
The monstec ‘pig” weigti&i^nearly 400
pounds and its tusks were fobr or five
inches long.
STATUS OF $75,000,000 CAM
Denomination Must Raise $2,
000,000 Within Year. Attend
ance Record at Convention Is
The morning hours of the second
day's session of the Baptist state con
veij/inn at Gastonia were featured
rsmh a genuinely interesting discus
sion of state missions coupled with
which was much consideration of the
status of the $75,000,000 campaign.
hour years of the campaign have
expired and there is ope more year
to go, and as Dr. Maddry, correspon
ding secretary of missions says there
faces the denomination the necessity
of raising practically $2,000,000 with
n one yea - if quota asked of North
arolina is to be
The raising of this amount is ab
solutely important. All of denomina
tional interests aro dependent upon
**>• contribution of the quota if they
meet the obligations that are already
upon them, North Carolina’s state
board of. i.i'ssions did not receive as
much ofthc total quota as was fy*st
expected because of the urgent need
of other interests and the needs of
the boards have not been covered by
the funds that have come into the
board's treasury
IAiring tiie past,year the state mis
sion work lias demanded far more
money than the board has had al^its
•ommand Special workers have been
employed, following the instructions
of the convention, at educational cen
ers. The A. and E. college, Raleigh,
he North Carolina college for women
it Greensboro and Chapel Hill have
tad the service of trained religious ’
vorkers, under the supervision of the
churches at those centers. This work
is to be continued .
Aid Mir New Churches.
During Hue year the Remands for
financial aid for the erection of
church buildings has increased large
ly and Dr .Maddry said that he could
easily use £25,000 in aiding weak
churches in the erection of buildings '
this year if he had the money. *
The state mission bard closed the
vear with i debt of $38,000 and in ad
dition had borrowed $16,000 to as
sist the Baptist hospital at Winston
Salem. These amounts must be set
against the appropriations for the
current year and there is no place to
cut down, said Dr. Maddry. The tem
per of the convention as expressed by
various speakers was not in favor of
iny cuting down especially in view of
he imperative need. The committee
which had cunsiiereil the report of the
hoard unanimously recommended that
the work po forward as planned, in
lorsed the work of last year, mention
ng particularly the estabfisnment
of the department of stewardship.
The board was advised to employ Rev
A. C. Hamby as associate correspond
ing secretary and to continue the 'de
partment of enlistments as the board
might determine. /
Over 600 Messengers
The committee on entertainment re
ported that the actual number of mes
sengers given entertainment had pass
ed the 600 mark at noon-breaking
the record for attendance—and the
committee said that there was still
room. Truly Gastonia is making a re
cord for entertainment.
At the afternoon session Dr. I. J.
Vanness of Nashville dismissed tne
work of Sunday chools in his charac
teristic manner. Dr. Vanness is the
secretary of the Sunday school board
of the Soutnern Baptist convention. ^
The work- of the Sunday school de
partment was indoised by the conven
tion and Secretary Middleton was
commended for his efficient service.
The Baptist foundation reported an
evident increase in interest among tho
Baptists a< being shown by tho in
quiries coming to the secretary. Over
$500,000 has already been placed
through wi’is, in the hands of the
Raleigh News and Observer.
Rev. S. M. Davis, 'faithful Metho
dist minister who died at Carolcen
the other day, received during a long
life, salaries ranging from* $88 fat
$600. In a grasping age it is hearten
ing to find i, man like this who de
manded nothing and was content
with little. We happen to know of an
other man, formerly a preacher, liv
ing in another state, who sets him
self up as counselor of men and
preaches generosity and self-sacri
fice, but demunds the last cent that
his ability can command. The world
needs more men after the fashion of .
the western North Carolina Metho
dist preacher and fewer after the
fashion of the other example cited.

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