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VOL. XXXIII, No. 79
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N, C.
TUESDAY, OCT. 6, 1925.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
ffE RECEIPTS ST FSIR THIS YEAR
SURPASSED II OF FI US! YEAR
Cash Receipts Total Near $20,000. Opening
Day Led From Standpoint Of
A preliminary cheek-up of the county’s second big fair, held
last week, reveals the fact that cash receipts surpass those of
last year despite the fact that total attendance fell somewhat shy
of" the county’s first fair. This fact assures officials of a near
even start for their third fair next year, an accomplishment in
tWo vears that bespeaks the continued success of the mammoth
(’ash receipts totalled $19,750.17, and the total number of
people passing through the main gate was 44,172. 29.172 were
paid admissions while 15,000 school children entered on passes.
6.625 automobiles passed through the automobile entrance and
used the inside parking space. On the outside thousands of other
ears were parked along the roadway and in private parking
The peak of attendance was jon the
opening day, Tuesday, with Saturday
running: a close second for honors.
4,000 people passed through the gates
for the final performance Saturday
night in addition to those who enter
ed Saturday. Thursday also saw a
big attendance, the mid-week crowds
being augmented by those attending
the horse show.
Look For Next Year.
Over the week end the grounds
have undergone a transformation.
The milling crowds have been re
placed by workmen, who are busily
engaged in clearing the grounds and
preparnig for the colored fair next
week. Despite the hardships brought
about by the long drought of the sum
mer there were near 50,000 people
here during the event. The first year
the fair was something new and the
pessimistic wondered some as to how
the crowds would hold up in coming
years. The fair just closed has kayoed
the wonder. The Cleveland County
Fair hereafter will be conceded the
biggest farm event of the year in
This year the exhibits were better
despite the farm handicap and the
system used excelled.that of last year
owing to experience. All in all the
fair was superior to the first one a
year ago and the week goes on the
calendar now in this section as the
year’s outstanding occasion—one that
will he looked-forward to "for number
less years to come.
Best draft mare any airc, E. \V.
Best draft hoTse any age, Charlie
Best five gaited saddle horse shown
rn(jer saddle, Blanton and Elliott 1st;
l*r. E. B. Lattimore, 2r‘d.
Best three gaited <»tf‘ddle horse shown
under saddle, Blantoji ,a|»d Elliott, 1st.
Best saddle horse or mare ridden
by lady, Dr. E. B. Lattimore, 1st.
Best colt under two, Milton Hoppe
Best mare mule any age, Blanton
end Elliott, 1st; Kings Mtn. Mfg. Co.,
ind; X. J. Yarboro, 3rd.
Best pair mules, any age, Clir.e
Bros. 1st; Lowery Bros. 2nd.
Best pony any breed under 52 inches
r',ie- Blanton, jr., 1st; H. F. Young,
jr.. 2nd; Packard and Elliott, 3rd.
Hog Dept.—Poland Chinas.
Best boar two year or older George
Blanton, 1st; Bill Paxton, 2nd C. C.
Boar, senior yearling, Harley Short
^ Boar junior yearling, Harley Shot '.,
Boar, senior pig, Harley Chort, 1st;
2nd and 3rd.
Boar, junior pig J. P. McDaniel 1st;
Barley Short, 2nd and 3rd.
Sow, two years or over, T. J. Wil
Sl,n 1st; Harley Short 2nd and 3rd,
Senior yearling sow, Graham Dixon.
lst; Harley Short 2nd and 3rd.
Junior yearling sow, E. B. Herndov
Bt; Harley Short, 2nd and 3rd.
Junior sow pig, L. A. Cabaniss 1st;
Harlend Short 2nd and 3rd.
Best herd, one boar three sows over
'' ni°nths old, Harley Short 1st.
Sow two years or over, E. A. Dalton
Best hoar junior yearling, Harley
Boar junior pig, Harley Short, lot
Senior yearling sow, Harley Short,
Ist and 2nd.
Junior yearling sow Harley Short,
1 st and 2nd.
Senior sow pig, Harley Short, 1st.
•Junior sow pig, Harley Short, 1st
Best herd, Harley Short. 1st.
Best boar two years or over, R. T.
Boar junior pig, R. T. Stanley, 1st;
Harley Short 2nd.
Sow two years or over R. T. Stanley
Senior yearling sow. Harley Short,
^nior sow oig, Hnrlev Short Is;
! 'V.| ' '
Junior sow pig, R. T. Stanley 1st;
Harley Short 2nd and 3rd.
Beet herd, Harley Short, 1st.
Ram two year or over M. S. Beam,
Ram one year or under two, M. S.
Ram under one year M. S. Beam,
Ewe one year or under two M. S.
Ewe under one year, M. S. Beam, 1st
Best flock, M. S. Beam 1st.
Best ewe, Chas Lattimore 1st; Mat
O’Shields, 2nd; Ward Arey, jr, 3rd.
Best bull, three years and over, E.
B. Herndon, 1st.
Best bull over one and under two.
E. B. Herndon, 1st.
Best cow three years and over E.
B. Herndon, 1st and 2nd. ;
Best cow over two and under three.
E. B. Herndon, 1st, 2nd and 3rd.
Best calf under one year, E. B. Hern
don, 1st and 2nd.
Best herd, E. B. Herndon, 1st.
Best bull three years and over, W.
C. Sarratt, 1st.
Best bull under one year, W. C. Sar
ratt, 1st. ■*’
Best cow over three, W. C. Sarratt,
1st; S. S. Ware and Son 2nd.
B est heifer over one and under two,
W. C. Sarratt, 1st.
Best bull under one year, Coleman
Blanton, 1st and 2nd; I.aurel Hoyle.
Best cow over thre years, Coleman
Blanton, 1st; Laurel Hoyle, 2nd.
Best heifer, over ope and under two
Coleman Blanton 1st and 2nd, Jerseys.
Bull 3 years and over, Tom Corn
well, 1st; Frank'Cornwell 2nd; Lamar
Bull two years and under three,
R. T. Stamey, 1st; Val Thomassor.,
2nd; Chas. Wright, 3rd.
Bull senior yearling, Z. R. \\ alker.
1st; J. A. Plummer, 2nd; Chas. Wright
Bull junior yearling, W. J. Dixor,
1st; J. A. Plummer, 2nd.
Bull calf, Lamar Davis, 1st; I. C.
Campbell 2nd; T. A. Warlick, 3rd.
Cow four year and over, Tom Corn
well, 1st; J. A. Campbell, 2nd; Chas
Cow, d years, ana unuur iuui, aui-»
Cornwell, 1st; Lamar Davis, 2nd, T.
A. Warlick, 3.
Cow or heifer, two years and undoi
three Walter Dixon, 1st.
Heifer senior yearling, L. A. Caban
iss, 1st; D. F. Beam, 2nd; T. A. War
Heifer, iunior yearling D. F. Beam,
1st; J. C. Campbell 2nd; Z. R. Walker
Heifer calf, Holland Dixon, ***' >
Tom Dixon, 2nd; Graham Wright, 3rd
Bull champion. Tom Cornwell 1st.
Female champion, Tom Cornwell,
Female champion Tom Cornwell. 1st
Best herd Tom Cornwell, lst;.Chas.
Best registered dairy cow, Tom
Best registered dairy bull, W.
Grades, Any Breeds.
Best cow three years and over, Cole
men Blanton, 1st, Claude Turner 2nd
Best heifer one year, Wm. Harnll,
^Best grade Jersey heifer calf, Lau
rel Hoyle l,st and 2nd.
Best calf over one year. D. F. Beam
1st. 2nd; Lamar Davis, 3rd.
Best registered calf under one year
Holland Dixon. 1st; Tom Dixon, -rid;
Graham Wright, 3rd.
Best calf any age sweepstakes, Hol
land Dixon, 1st.
At Central Methodist Church.
Prayer meeting at Central Meth
odist church Wednesday evening at
7:30. Wont you make an earnest ef
fort to be present? This is the last
prayer meeting of the conference year.
The last quarterly conference will be
held Friday afternoon at 2 o clock.
Fvery official mend-e. " eed t< be
h j'ir.tli'dl . —_ «s
IS OBSERVED BY
I)r. E. P. Davis of Greenville, Former
Pastor Preaches, Greetings From
Others. S. S. Record.
Sunday the Presbyterians of Shel
by observed with fitting services the
50th anniversary of the dedication of
their first church building1 here and
eommorated the work of the devout
little band who a half century ago
made possible the first Presbyterian
house of worship in the then country
hamlet of Shelby.
Both services, the morning and ev
ening^ were devoted to the anniver
sary, the address in the morning be
ing by Dr. E. P. Davis, of Greenville,
pastor of the church more than a quar
ter of a century back. Dr. Davis
preached at the evening service.
Prior to the anniversary address in
the morning and the communion of
the Lord’s Supper Rev. Hector N. Mc
Diarmid, pastor of the church, gave
a brief review of the day 50 years ago
v. hen the first building was dedicated.
The dedication came, he said, after a
number of years of worship in the
building as it was necessary that it
be entirely paid for before being dedi
cated to the service of God. Greetings
together with reminiscences of by
gone years when they served here
were received by all living former
pastors including Dr. T. M. Lowry,
cf York, S. C.; Dr. Minter, Austin,
Texas; Rev. T. D. Bateman, Columbus,
Mississippi; Rev. W. P. McCorkle,
Burlington; Rev. W. A. Murray, Char
lotte. and Rev. James Thomas, of
Dr. Davis addressed th<> congrega
tion at the morning services on ‘What
the Presbyterian Church Stands For”
nrd at the evening services used as
the subject of his discourse “The Help
of the Church,” his text being: “Send
thee help out of the sanctuary.” All
services v.Vre well attended.
Sunday was Rally day with the Sun
day school and a new record was es
tablished both in attendance and of
fering. _ _,§•*
Number of Horses Already Here, Oth
ers Coming. Races of Every De
scription. Special Days.
The races next week during the col
ored fair will almost fcclipse the races
held (tlurirtg the big t-opnty fair last
week. Eleven race horses that will
participate in the event next week
have already, arrived and are training
at the fair grounds. Fourteen more are
expected today, according to Lester
Borders, secretary of the Cleveland
County Colored Fair.
A number of these horses are from
ether states and good records are ex
pected on the hall mile track at the
county fair grounds. The colored fair
opens Wednesday, October 14, and
holds sway through the remainder of
the week, and will attract, it is
thought, one of the greatest gather
ings of colored people in the history
of the section. In addition to the reg
ular races there will be a number of
other racing events for the entertain
ment of the crowds attending. There
will be foot races, bicycle races, mule
races, hobbled races and on down the
gauntlet of the racing system. In be
tween the racing heats there will he
a number of interesting free acts and
stunts staged by tne world entertain
ment Shows, of New York. The main
show and midway will be made up of
the J. J. Page shows including 10
shows, eight rides, and 60 concessions.
The opening day will be “Cabarrus
and Mecklenburg Day”; Thursday
will be “Gaston and Lincoln Day”;
Friday “Rutherford and Cherokee
Day” and Saturday “Cleveland’s Own’
On Friday a special excursion train
will be operated here from Charlotte
over the Seaboard carrying hundred.-,
of Charlotte’s colored citizens here to
hear Dr. Charles Satchwell Morris,
noted colored lecturer.
The colored folks will have a sur
prise to offer in exhibits and displays
according to Secretary Borders as 400
colored people have already announc
ed that they would enter farm ex
Four Beatty Children
Fast Cotton Pickers
P. C. Beatty, who lives on Shelby
route 1 has four children who are
cotton pickers that have made a fine
record. When the fields were white
unto harvest, the four enterprising
youngsters entered the fields to “help
out." In three hours and a half Amos,
seven years old picked 90 pounds,
Enos nine years old picked 68 pounds.
Leo age 15 picked 110 pounds and
Lona 11 years old picked 109 pounds.
The youngsters have a right t< be
j Tvu.1 l tkn > lei.dia rcv-rd.
IS HODGED BEST
Seven Winners Are Announced For
Baby Show. Names Holding Num
ber of 3 Others Wanted.
Dorothy Ann Sappcnfield, age
12 months and 12 days daughter
of Mr, and Mrs. C. M. Sappen
field, 114 McBrnyer street, Shelby
was adjudged the best baby in the
contest of 122 entrants at the
County Fair last week and was
awarded the $5 prize. The baby
show was a big feature at the fair
with more entries by proud moth
ers than had been expected, so it
required Dr. Sam Sehenck, the
judge. Miss Irma Bowman, health
nurse, Mrs. Irma Wallace, home
economics demonstrator and two
Shelby hospital nurses, four Trouts
to take the measurements, make the
record the result of the examina
tions and as many hours more to
make the calculations necessary
to determine the highest scoring
youngsters. It was not a beauty
contest, although mothers had
their youngsters dressed in their
best “bib and tucker” and it pte
sented the prettiest sight at the
entire fair. In addition to the $5
prize for the highest scoring
baby, other cash prizes of $5 for
first, $3 for second and $2 for
third prizes were offered in the
three groups, those under one
year, those between one and two,
and those between two and three
In Group 1, the highest scoring baby
under one year was George Webb
Gold, 7-months-old child of Mr. and
G F. Gold, R-5, Shelby, awarded first
prize. Pearl Frances Grigg, b-months
<dd daughter of Mr. and Mrs. P. F.
Grigg, Shelby, won second and Ellen
Hardin Howell three-months old
daughter of Mrs. Bessie Hardin How
ell, Gidney street, Shelby won third
In group 2, one to two years old,
Dorothy Ann Sappenfield, the winner
of the prize for the highest score in
ihe entire contest, also took first prize
Mrs. Sappenfield is a daughter of Mrs.
David G. Mauney, McBrayer street.
Bynum E. Weathers, jr., son of At
torney and Mrs. B. E. Weathers won
second. This baby wpn a prize at last
year’s show. Winner of third prize
holds No. 24.
Mary Helen Blanton, 26 months and
19 days old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Tommie Blanton, R-3, Shelby won
2nd prize in this group of two to three
years old. Babies Nos. 2 and No. 13
won first and third prizes ip this
group. As the judges were hot allow
ed to krlow the name3 of the babies
ov their,parents in order to give a
fair and impartial decision, each baby
was assigned a nurnher and the moth
ers whose babies hold Nos. 24, of 1-2
group; 2 and 13 of 2-3 group, are ask
ed to report the name of their babies
to Miss Irma Bowman, Shelby, and
give their names and addresses as
scon as possible in order that the prize
money might be forwarded.
Game Here Friday
An unusually interesting football
game is scheduled for the Shelby park
Friday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock wl.cn
the Boiling Springs and Lattimorc
school elevens meet here on neutral
territory. Boiling Springs has an ag
gregation of stars with a good record,
but Tilden Falls, coach of the Latti
more eleven, has the idea that his grid
outfit will give the Baptists a strong
There is a strong but friendly
rivalry between the two schools and
those who witness the contest may be
assured that there will be nothing
conceded in the contest. Both teams
are sure of victory and Shelby fans
who take in the game are assured of
a genuine scrap.
The Shelby highs are away on Fri
day, Coach “Casey” Morris taking his
youngsters to Gaffney, S. C., for a
game with the speedy Gaffney high
Public Schools Open
Three Weeks Earlier
All of the public schools of the
county which are not prolonged
more than six months, will open
three weeks earlier this year, ac
cording to County Superintendent
J. C. Newton. Ip addition to the
non-local tax districts, a number
of other local tax districts that
operate only six months will also
onen. These schools will open next
Monday. The date was moved
earlier because the cotton harvest
is about three weeks earlier than
normal this year and the farmers
can spare their children from the
A good hope is better than a poor
Wickednes i ,.t! ' .for
Engineer Baber And Two Others Meet
Death When Work Train Falls From
Trestle In Rutherford County Thursday
Engineer Henry C. Baber, a broth
er Mr. Joe Baber of Shelby and the
late Postmaster Bonner A. Baber also
of this place, met sudden death Thurs
day afternoon about 3:40 o’clock when
a work train on the Southern jumped
the track on Hollands creek trestle
one mile north of Kutherfordton. Fire
I man J. G. Conley of Rock Hill, S. C.,
and W. F. Wise of Thermal City, fore
man of the work crew, are all dead
as a result of the wreck. Baber, '.he
engineer, and Conley the fireman were
both buried under the engine whic.i
fell 20 feet over the side of the tres
tle. The work train was pushing two
cars and pulling one flat car and the
caboose when a car loaded with sand
in front of the engine jumped the
track on the trestle and pulled the
engine over, the side of the engine on
which Engineer Baber was riding
landing up, pinning Fireman Conley
underneath. Engineer Baber was soon
rescued but Fireman Conley was net
gotten out until late at night. Fort
man Wise who was riding in the call
with the engineer und fireman was
picked up soon after the accident with
fatal injuries from which he died be
fore he could reach the hospital at
The flat car behind the engine wan
loaded with cross ties on which were
riding about 20 negro workmen. Tint
inr did not leave the track but there
was panic among the the negroes
when the engine, tender and sand cat
left the trestle.
Mr. Haber who is well known In
Shelby and has a number of relatives
here was born in Rutherford county
about 55 years ago. He had been in
the employ of the Southern railroad
for years, thirty years of whit in
time he had been an engineer- which
position he filled with loyalty and ef
ficiency. lie was a splendid character
and was held in highest esteem by h's
fellow workers and by lbs employers.
Many years ago his wife died. One
daughter Mrs. Bright survives at
Spartanburg, S. O , and his body vas
removed to her home after it was ex
tricated from the wreck and prepared
for burial. The funeral took place Sat
urday afternoon at 2 o'clock at Naz
areth church near Spartanburg and a
large crowd of friends and relatives
attended the services. Besides bin
daughter the following brother.- sur
vive: Joe Baber of Shelby. E. B. Baber
of Marion; Charlie Baber, of Morgan
ton; Bell Baber of Spartanburg; A, J.
Baber of Arkansas. Mr. Joe Baber, ■>
brother, nnd the following nieces ana
nephews of Shelby attended the fu
neral Saturday: Wilbur and Fred Ba
ber, Mrs. Roger Laughridge, Mrs.
John McClurd and Mrs. George Hoyle.
Monkey-Man And Alligator-Wife Fight
Spectator Who Kicked Beloved Alligators
Recorder Mull's court has somethin);
on the Dayton monkey trial. Dariow
v/ith all his fiery desecration of the
Chrisitan faith couldn’t locate the
“missing: link" at the Tennessee trial,
t ut Solicitor Charles Burms went him
one better in the county court here
Inst week—he found the missing link,
rather a douhle link, man and wife.
The missing link was Chief Browi,
cn Igoro of the Malay tribe natives
of Luzon, chief of the Philippine isles,
I better known locally as the “monkey
man” with the shows at the fair
The ‘nionkey-man", who climbs
poles and uprights like Darwin's house
cats and resembles a man, has a wife
known as the “alligator-woman”, who
cuddles the big-jawed dangers of the
waters. They are both freaks if that’s
the term, with the shows that played
the Cleveland County Pair. And show
men say that the Igorots love those
baby alligators as children. Ahywtly
when a youthful spectator, Theodore
McRae; kicked one of the 'gators last
| week, tlie;‘alliggtor-woman” grabbed
'_• __ .
up another 'gator by its tail and made
after the boy. Then the “monkey-man’
took a turn and exhibited his animal
man instincts by using his fists on
Recorder Mull taxed Chief Brown
ff> and the costs for assault and bat
tery, and the Igorot said not a word—
He couldn’t speak English or anything
that sounded like it. Perhaps the driv
ers of the race cars in the “Monkey
Speedway’’ might have understood
him, but the solicitor couldn't.
The proprietor of the freak show
told the court that the Igorots were
wilder than wild men, but that the
alligators were worshipped by them
like gods. Chief Brown okeyed the
statement with two grunts: “Ugh!
Ugh" and the court called another
Judge Raulston of Dayton may now
secure wanted information concerning
the “missing link” from Recorde*
Mull and also some dope on tlu
•‘monkey-man's Eve, the “alligator
ran units :
14 Liquor Cases Disposed of by Judge
Mull on Friday. Get Bottled
Quarts Near Fair Ground.
Officials of the recorder’s court hod
little time last week to take in the
fair. Their time was given over to en-!
tertaining those who took on several'
drinks and then took in the fair. Quite I
a number of booze cases developer! j
during the gala farm week through
the watchful efforts of officers patrol
ling the fair grounds. Their vigil pre
rented any disorder by the piffilicatea
and fair visitors thronging the mid
way were subject to very little dis
turbance brought on by those added
artificial spirits to the spirit of the
As an idea of the week’s work be-j
fore the recorder 14 liquor cases were'
heard Friday. A number more catr.c!
up Saturday and Monday’s docket was I
Wednesday night officer McBride)
Poston and Fireman Jo. Carroll nab
bed Ernest and Yates Costner as they
were coming across a cotton patch
near the fair grounds carrying eight
on arts of liquor in their arms. The1
trip across the cotton patch cost Er
nest $100 and Yates $75. Saturday
morning Sanford Gantt and A. C.
McSwain, who were caught by Officer
Ledford and Charlie Smith with three
gallons of liquor, were fined $100 and
(he costs each by the recorder. W. W.
Moore and A. G. Alexander were fined
$20 each and John Manger $10.
Gambler Pays Price.
Carlent Collins, manipulator of a
cigarette wheel on the fair midway,
was fined $100 and the costs—$100.10
exactly—for gambling. Thursday
night Collins accepted the offer of sev
eral young men and began spinning
the wheel for money, the boys placing
their coin on their favorite counts with
Collins getting his rake-off each turn.
Scott Wood, of the Casar section,
was found not guilty Saturday of an
assault with deadly weapon on his 15
eai - dd .iao"tU.
Young Miller Boy
Struck By Auto
Graham Miller 12-year old son of
Frof. Robert C. Miller of the State
School for the Deaf, was severely in
jured Monday morning about 9 o’clock
when he was struck by a car near the
school building while en route to
school. The car, driven it is said by a
young girl of Grover or Earl, did not
run over the boy, But merely knocked
him down. The youth in an uncon
scious condition was carried to the
Shelby public hospital, w'here he was
given treatment by Dr. Harbison, of
the hospital staff, who said Monday
afternoon that the youngster was re
acting favorably and was no* longer
unconscious. There was a slight con
cussion Dr. Harbison stated, but it Is
thought the youth will be able to re
turn to the home of his grandparents,
Mr. and Mrs. A. C. Miller, within a
The accident, report has it, was un
avoidable and the girl driving the car
was apparently verw much grieved
over the occurrence, weeping bitterly
and doing all in her power to assist.
TO GET WORLD SERIES
IN SHELBY BY RADIO
Results of the World Series
games this week between the
Washington Senators and the
Pittsburgh Pirates will be receiv
ed in Shelby by radio. The results
will be received over a radio set
in the Rose building; adjoining Ri
viere's dru gstore, and will be an
nounced by megaphone to fans who
gather on the street and in the al
ey between Riviere’s and Rose’s
store. The play-by-play account ot
the big games will be transmitted
to Shelby people through the coui*
'.esy of Riviere’s and the Electric
The first game is Wednesday
and starts at 3 o'clock. All Shelby
ind Cleveland county fans, both
men and women, are invited to
hear the score announced play by
Rc*v. L. E. Stacey, Father of N'ohfo
and Distinguished Children, Dies
After 52 Years in Conference.
Kov. L. E. Stacy, one of the most
saintly men in Cleveland county and
one of the most honorable and re
spected men in the Methodist denomi
nation died Friday morning: about
2:30 o’clock at his home between
Fnllston and Belwood. Death was sud
den and unexpected as Mr, Stacy
had been in his usual health up to
i He hour of his retirement Thursday
1 i'-’ht. It was a great ihoek to his
’ i. "y friends ror Mr. Stucy was in
Shelby Sunday attending the home
coining' at Central Methodist church
wtn there was a special gathering
of the oldest Methodists As a tribute
of respect, to his noble life and use
ful ministry in various parts of Nortli
Carolina the congregation rose to its
ictt to greet him. It was a touching
scene for Mr. Stacy was not only
one of the oldest Methodists present
but lie had given to the state dis
t.egiished children on the bench, at
the lnr, in the pu oit, in education
end in business life. Justice W. P.
Stacy of the Supreme Court bench of
North Carolina is a son and the
youngest chief justice in the United
Mr. St ary was an active member
of the Western North Carolina con
ference for 62 years until he was
superannuated a few years ago be
cause of declining heell, He held
some important charge* in the con
ference, served as presiding elder
many years and was always looked
up to for his strength of mind and
character. Mr. Stacy was born at
Bridgewater, Burke county, 78 y(.ars
ago and was first married to Miss
Rose Johnson of Connelly Springs
who died many years ago. Later he
married Miss Sallie Nolan of Cleve
land county who survives with the
following children: Chief Justice W.
P. Stacy of Raleigh, Horace E. Stacy
former low partner of Governor Mc
Lean at Lumberfcon, L. E. Stacy,
chemist of Kingsport, Tenn., Mrs. W.
A. Dozier of Hurtsbpro, Ala., Mrs. R.
K. Crockett of Bluefield, West Va.,
Mrs. W. H. Entwistle of Rockingham,
Mrs. C. C. Weaver of Winston-Salem,
Mrs. Isabell Health of Charlotte.
Mrs. Hinsman of Hamlet, and Paul
Stacy of Fallston, now a student at
Duke university, Durham; Elizabeth,
The late Professor M. H. Stacy,
dean of the factuly of the University
of North Carolina was also a son of
Mr. Stacy. He died in 1919 during ait
epidemic of influenza.
A brief funeral service was held at
the Stacy home for the benefit of the
many friends and neighbors in that
community who loved and respected
him so highly. Many of these friends
came on to ■sifltftre the ‘funeral
services was conducted j at Central
Methodist church by Rev. A. L. Stan
ford, pastor, assisted by the presiding
elder Rev. C. S. Kirkpatrick, Rev.
Dwight W. Brown of Gastonia ana
Rev. John Gree„ of Fallston. Rev.
Robert M. Hoyle, another veteran cf
the Western conference and beloved
friend of Mr. Stacy was on the plat
form but was too touched by the pass
ing of his comrade to pay any public
A crowd that overflowed the spa
cious church gathered to pay respect
to Mr. Stacy with their presence,
words and floral wreaths. Interment
was in Sunset cemetery, neighbors
and friends from the Fallston-Belwood
communities serving as pall bearers.
Great Crowd Greets
Mr. Wall, New Pastor
A crowd that taxed the seating ca
pacity of the First Baptist church
Sunday greeted Rev. Zeno Wall, the
incoming pastor who filled the pulpit
at this church for the first time since
his acceptance. Mr. Wall and family
came from Goldsboro last week and
tpent a few days at his old home In
Rutherford county pending the ar
rival and arrangement of his furniture
in the beautiful parsonage on West
Marion street. Mr. Wall preached u
sermon of wonderful power and force
a message appropriate to his connec
tion with the church. At the Sunday
school hour 612 were present, the
largest number of several months.
Mr. Wall and family expect to lo
cate in their new home this week. A
new Dodge car will be given to him
this week by members of the congre
gation in order that he might give the
best attention to his pastoral duties.
At the Sunday night service the
Methodist congregation joined the
Baptists in the worship and another
lecord crowd was present, Mr. Wall
preaching an evangelistic sermon of
Many a candidate who promises te
“do his duty as he sees it,” develops a
poor eyesight after election.
The imagination easily sees what iti
.desire*-. ■ j