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THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESDAY, OCT. 21, 1925.
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I. H, K. BOYER TO
BE PUSTOfl HEBE
Rev. A. I/. Stanford Goes to Tryon St.
Church at Charlotte. Rev. B.
Wilson to Catawba.
tppointments at the closing session
0f the Western Carolina conference
of the Southern Methodist church at
Statesville affected several pastorates
in the Shelby district. Rev. Alfred Le
]and Stanford, for three years pastor
of Central Methodist church and largo
]v responsible for the building of the
handsome new church, goes to the big
Tryon street church at Charlotte,
which is one of the largest pastorates
j„ the conference. Taking Rev. Mr.
Stanford’s place here will be Rev. R.
K. Boyer, I). D., of Mt. Airy. Dr.
Boyer, formerly presiding elder of the
Charlotte district and one of the best
known ministers in the conference,
has been the Methodist pastor at Mt.
Airy for four years.
Rev. A. S. Raper, who replaced Rev.
Mr. Ingle at LaFayette Street chruch,
will return, while Rev. Beverly Wilson
of the Shelby circuit goes to a Cataw
ba pastorate in the Statesville district.
Rev. D. P. Waters was appointed to
the Shelby circuit. Rev. C. S. Kirk
patrick, of Gastonia, remains as dis
trict presiding elder.
Rev. A. J. Burrus, well known in
this county goes to Sandy Mush, in the
The conference selected Gastonia as
the 1026 convention city. WaynesviRc
also made a strong bid for the gath
In This District.
Appointments for the Shelby dis
S. Kirkpatrick, presiding elder.
Belmont: Main Street, R. M. Hoyle;
Park Street, J. A. Fry; Belwood, Jno.
H. Green; Bessemer, E. P Stabler,
Chcrryville Station, R. F. Mock; Chcr
ryville circuit. J. E. B. Houser; Cran
erton, R. H. Kennington; Crouse, J B.
Fitzgerald; Dallas, C. O. Kenneidy}
Gastonia, Main Street, F. J. Pretty
man: East End, C. M. Campbell;
Franklin Avenue, H. H. Robbins;
Maylo, R. L. Forbis; Smyer, C. II
Moser; Trinity, . R. Warren; West
End, G. W. Fink; Goodsonville, J. W.
Combs; Kings Mountain, 0. P. Ader;
Lincolnton, W. B. West; Lincolnton
circuit, W. E. Moretz; Lowesville, W.
R Thompson; Lowell, A. C. Tripled;
MeAdensville, D. P. Grant; Mount
Holly, E. E. Williamson; Polkville, S.
M. Needham; Rock Springs, R. C.
Kirk: Shelby, Central, H. K. Boyer,
LaFayette Street, A. S. Raper; Shed
by circuit, D. P. Waters; South Fork.
J. N. Randall; Stanley, G. G. Adams.
Opening Number Of
Lyceum October 29th
Loseff Russian Orchestral Quartet ot
Vocal and Instrumental Music
Coming to Auditoriurtt.'»
^ The local lyceum season will open
Thursday evening October 29th with
a concert by the Loseff Russian or
chestral quartet. This is a vocal as
■‘ell as an instrumental quartet. The
intsruments used are the piano, cello,
violin and the Russian balolikas.
The other numbers of the lyceum
course will be:
The McKinley-Root Concert com
pany; ‘Macbeth” by the Elizabethan
The All Sister quartet a combina
tion of music and drama.
Tura Forbes, reader and impersona
tor. J. Coates Lockhart and his Scotch
lassies Mr. Lockhart who has a splen
hid voice, trained for several years as
tenor soloist with Kilties band.
Season tickets for the course may
be obtained up to 8 o’clock of the ov
ctit'g of the opening number.
Miss Snyder representative of the
Piedmont bureau has charge of the
season ticket sale. e
Dover Mill School Honor Roll.
* n‘st ffrade: Mildred Green, Ottie
nit<>, Blanche Thompson, Francis
''illiams, Dora Worley, C. L. Soulh
j"'1, Hubert Burchfield, Jackerson
'vnu; J- Y. Cantrell, Herman Sisk,
-irrill Wilson, Edgar Powell, L. C.
a,'din, .Tames McCraw, Ralph Turner,
p e vin Hamrick, Edith Turlington,
'V< bb r^ate’ Hubie Lindsay and Ruble
Second grade: Carl Shelton, Viola
■ °rgan, Albert Ballinger, Blaine Ca
'M', Cpyon Green, Kathleen Buice,
Eller Southard, Margaret Joy,
rhird grade: Earline Johnson, Alice
ireen, Pearl Hicks, Margaret Lind
Vjy’A Wilson, Wilbur Davis, John
lister, Kathleen Davidson.
Ii;*th made: Griffin Holland, Le
Fifth grade: J. R. Pruett, * Lune*
Sixth grade: Ormie Lee White.
JovV°nth grade: EUen Elliott, Lorcha
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Major General Lejcueo, veil re- |
meinbered by thousands of boys who |
served with the U. S. marines during
the war. now has an assistant, Brig.
Gen' Dion Williams, shown here.
Williams was the marine officer of
Admiral Dewey's flagship, U. S. S.
Olympia, at the battle of Manila Bay.
Won Many Prizes
At Big State Fair
Dr. F. H. Lackey anti Bloom H. Ken
dall Entered Many Winners at
State Fair in Raleigh.
An echo of Rev. John W. Sutlit’s
poultry show at the Cleveland Coun'y
Fair was heard at the big State fair.'
Dr. F. II, Lackey, of Fallston, and
Mr. Bloom H. Kendall cornered a list
of select awards with their entries.
Dr. Lackey’s birds in the Rhode Is
land Red class won the following hon
ors: First cockerel; first and fourth
pullet; third hen, and second pe:..
In the Buff Orpington class the
Kendall winners were; First and tee
ond pen; third and fourth cockerel;
fourth and fifth pullet, and second
Continued praise comes in for the
Boiling Springs girls, Misses Evelyn
Huggins and Elsie Pruett, who took
outstanding honors with their health
, booth. Miss Huggins, leader of the
team and pronbunced the outstanding
girl of the group, will be given a free
trip to Washington.
In South Shelby
Mr. Theodore Adair and Miss Mar
jorie Weaver were married Tuesday
at Gaffney, S. C. Mr. Adair is the son
of Mr. Tom Adair and has been liv
ing in Gastonia for several years. Miss
Weaver also lives in Gastonia. The
couple will make their home in South
J. J. Wilkins who has been operat
ing a corn mill in South Shelby
moves Thursday to his farm near
Lawndale. His many friends are sorry
to give up his family.
S. L. Burgess and son John, have
opened up a grocery store in the Wtt-,
kins building in South Shelby.
The many friends of Mr. Dock Fut
nam will be sorry to learn that he Is
real sick at the home of his daughter,
Mrs. R. C. Champion.
Born to Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Hill Oc
tober 16th, a daughter Mrs. Hilt
before marriage was Miss Vera Cham
pion daughter of R. H. Champion.
Mr. Tom Adair and family who
formerly lived in Cleveland county
are moving back from Gastonia to
South. Shelby this week, Mr. Adair
has bought Hershal Blanton’s grocery
storo and will conduct it in the futuie.
Miss Winnie Blanton, daughter of
Mr. Marvin Blanton left Tuesday foi
Toluca where she will teach schorl.
Florida-North Carolina Boom
Climate in Florida is attractive in
winter time, but tourists begin to
m6ve out in early spring. Florida
boosters are now turning their at
tention to Western North Carolina as
an ideal summer resort and capital
ists are making large investments in
that section. Publications of national
circulation are beginning to connect
North Carolina with the Florida boom
and developments in Western North
Carolina are being given wide pub
licity. The recent purchase of con
trolling interest in Cleveland Springs
hotel property at Shelby by Florida
capitalists, for extensive develop
ment, is another sign of tne transfer
of the Florida booster spirit to North
Carolina. While much capital from
North Carolina has been invested in
Florida, it now looks like the total
will be small in comparison with the
amount of Florida capital that ( will
ultimately be put into We- eri! North
Carolina devehpmeu;, _
ASKS TEACHERS TO
County Superintendent Newton Desir
ous That All County Teachers
Attend Charlotte Meeting.
The teachers conference for the
South Piedmont district will be held In
Charlotte Friday and Saturday, Oc
tober 23-24, it is announced by educa
tional heads. This district includes
Cleveland county and Superintendent
Newton urges that all teachers in me
county atend the meeting if possible.
Teachers in this county may hold
school up until noon Friday and then
be able to reach Charlotte in time for
the opening session. It is his advice
to teachers in the county that can
possibly attend to follow this proce
Clyde Hoey Will Speak.
Among the speakers who will ap
pear on the program of the Sout-b
Piedmont district will be Dr. Fannie
W. Dunn, of Columbia university,
Hon Clyde R. Hoey of Shelby, Prot.
Holland Holton' of Duke university,
James E. Hillman of the state depart
ment, A. T. Allen, state superinten
dent, Edward M. Steckel of Gastonia,
and Dr. J. Henry Highsmith, high
All of these speakers will appeal on
the general program. Dr. Dunn ano
Mr. Hoey will speak at the evening
session on Friday, along with Mr. Al
len and Mr. Steckel. Mr. Hoey will ciu
cuss the “Need of More Normal
Schools.” Dr. Dunn will discuss a
“Longer School Term.” Mr. Allen wifi
talk on the “Equalization Fund”, and
Mr. Steckel will give his discussion
and demonstration of “Music, an In
The first general meeting of this i
district which will be held on Friday,
afternoon, will be devoted to discus-j
sion of hte attack on certification of i
teachers and the salary schedule. Par- ]
ticipating in this discussion will be
Holland Holton of Duke university,
followed by Mr. Hillman and Sapt.;
Ray Funderburk of the Union county
For the departmental meetings the
association will send Dr. M. R. Trabue
of the university, Prof. J. D. Clark of
State college and anumber of others
who w*B appear on high school and
elementary programs. They will also
be available for conferences with sup
The primary department has invitc l
Dr. Lois C. Mossman of teachers col
lege, Columbia university, to appear
on these programs. Dr. Mossman is re
garded a^ one of the outstanding pri
mary teachers at Columbia. Miss De
Berry, district chairman of the pri
mary group, has been very anxious to
secure hef for1 this districst meeting
Griffin is Chairman.
Dr. Dunn, also of Columbia, who will
be the feature speaker at the evening
meeting, will also be available for con
ferences with rural school supervisors
and other departmental groups. Dr.
Dunn has been anxious to come to
North Carolina for a number of years
in order to study rural school condi
tions in this state. Mr. I. C. Griffin,
the district chairman, feels that he lias
been especially fortunate in securing
her for thi3 meeting.
Septic Tank Site
Bought For $1,000
The mayor and board of aldermen
this week purchased one acre on the
Graham Dellinger plantation for ?!.
000 to be used for the new septic
tank where the sewerage disposal will
This price was not simply for the
land but covers punitive damage to
adjacent property owned by Mr. Del
linger below the corporate limits of
southwest Shelby. Location of the new
septic tank is on the same stream it
has been located on heretofore but
some distance below the old location.
A roadway is being opened to the acre
plot and the sewer line is now being
put down by Z. B. Weathers and Sons
w'ho received the contract. Material
will soon be placed on the ground lor
the septic tank and the work rushed
Imagine how much more inter
est the patrons of your school
would take in the school work it
the news of your school was re
lated each week in The Star.
With a number of big consoli
dated schools in the county much
of interest in the schools is hap
pening and these items would
prove very interesting to Star
readers if handled with the regu
lar community correspondence.
See that the newsy events of
your school are in the next news
letter to The Star from your com
Mr. Lawrence Lackey and family
and Mr. Garnett Cov were Charlotte
,’uii.r. Tucsiu,'. _
Into Cars Here
Several cases are expected to
come up before Recorder John I*.
Mull this week or next in connec
tion with entering and robbing
of freight cars on the Southern
yards here. Railroad detectives
are working on the matter and
one warrant has already been is
Quite a number of cars have
been broken into in recent weeks,
officers say, and on Sunday night
alone, it is said, that eight cars <
were entered. Small articles of j
merchandise are about all that
has been missed, which offers the
presumption that boys have been
entiring the cars.
Cigarettes seem to be the big
lure for those breaking into the
cars and the warrant already is
sued is said to be tyr a boy who
has been silling | cigarettes to
friends recently. J^st what all
w ill be uncovered *hen the cases
are aired in court remains to be
Mr. S. C. Tate and family spent
the past week end with relatives at
Mrs. Onzie Hasting has returned
to her home at Crarnerton after
spending several days here with her
parents, Mr. and Mrs. Andy Canipe.
Mrs. Proctor, of near Beiwood, hen
been visiting her daughter, Mrs. J. T.
Ramsey, for some time.
Mrs. Stroup, who before her rnairi
age a little more than a week ago
wa3 Miss Maude Epley, has reurned
from her honeymoon and is receiving
the congratulations of' her friends.
Mr. J. T. Ramsey was a business
visitor in Gaffney, S. C., Tuesday.
He was accompanied by ether gen
tlemen whose names were not learned.
Mr. and Mrs. E. O. Way and chil
dren, accompanied by Mr. C. R. Way
and nephew, Winfred Way, all of Bur
lington, spent Saturday night with
Rev. and Mrs. C. B. Way at the Meth
odist Protestant parsonage. Messrs. E
O. and C. R. Way are brothers of
Rev. Mr. Way.
Mr. and Mrs. Aster Ramsey arc re
joicing over the arrival of a fine girl,
wieght 8 pound#, which was born last
Master .Tames Eaker young son o?
Mr. and Mrs. A. O. Eaker, who has
been seriously ill for several days, is
reported very much better this week.
The weekly prayer service at th<*
Methodist Protestant Church has been
changed front Wednesday night to
Tuesday night, the change having
been made last week.
Marry In Gaffney
The following: items from the Gaff
ney%edger of Tuesday telling of mar
riages performed there Saturday by
Probate Judge Styoup will be of in
terest over the county:
Miss Lonnie McFarlane and Yates
Toney, of Bostic, N. C.; Miss Virgie
Mooney of Kings Creek and Coley At
man of Kings Mountain, N. C.: and
Miss Ola Mooney of Bessemer City,
N. C., and Jacob Sellers of Krause,
N. C. Mrs. Emma Phillips, assistant
probate judge, married Miss Gladys
Howard and Clivis Owens, of Shelby,
N. C., Sunday.
Shiloh Presbyterian Church, Grover.
The sacrament of the Lord’s Sup
per will be celebrated at the Shiloh
church Sunday morning, October 25,
at 11 o’clock.
Sunday school, Mr. J. F. Hambright
superintendent will meet at 10 a. m.
, The pastor will preach at 11 a. m., and
have for his subject “He Who is
Surety for a Friend Shall Smart for
it.”- Proverbs. •
Christian Endeavor, Miss Mabel
Fortune, president, will meet at <5:15
p. m. The public is cordially invited to
all these services where a hearty wel
come awaits all who come.
Lutheran Church Services.
Special services on Friday night at
7:30 preparatory to the Holy Com
munion on Sundav following. Also this
is the time for the regular annunl
congregational meeting. Every mem
ber is urged to be present.
<">n Sunday. October 25, services at
Sundav school at 10 o’clock. Morn
ing worship at 11 o’clock, sermon b»
the paster followed by the Lord'f
supper. Evening worship at 7:30, ser
mon b ythe pastor.
Let no man be a stranger more
than once. ’“Come thou with us and
we will do thee good.”
• i»- t: Flic v-hi, Sfcsr
GAME HEBE FRIDAY
FOB COUNTY TITLE
Strong Boiling Spring" Eleven Meets
Shelby Highs for Championship.
Rated About Equal.
Football fans in this section arc as
sured the best high school game of
the year Friday afternoon on the city
park when the Shelby Highs will play
the victorious Boiling Springs eleven
for the county high school footba I
Picking the probable champions is a
difficult task judging from advance
scores. In years heretofore the county
championship has practically been n
matter of form with some eleven meet
ing and losing to Shelby, but this
year fans will have an innovation :n
a real battle. If Shelby wins it will
be a surprise to many and all acquaint
ed with the records of the two elevens
anticipate an interesting contest.
How They Line Up.
Shelby has dropped two out of
three contests, turning in their first
victory last week against the Lenoir
Highe. Boiling Springs has a record
of four victories, last week trampling
the big Kings Mountain crew 26 to 0.
From the score of that game Shelby
looks to be the loser. However, the
Shelby eleven of last Friday was a
completely different machine from
that of previous games. The return to
the’line-up of “Coon" Mac ness, flashy
backfield man, added a couple touch
downs to the scoring strength of the
team and deadly tackling to the de
fense. Magness' presence means more
to “Casey" Morris’ boys than just lira
ability to side-step the fleeting yards
in that he inspires a feeling of con
fidence and fight in his teammates.
They feel that with “Coon” around the
eleven will be hard to stop and every
player goes his limit to rival the fleet
back in his advances and to tackle
I with the same deadliness.
McKinney and Arnette, backs, anj
McIntyre, end. give Boiling Springs a
strong scoring punch behind the gen
eralship of Woodward and the light
Shelby forwards have a task in stop
ping the plunging Baptist attack,
which may also take to the aerial
route. If Cleve Cline and Singleton
can work behind the line to halt tr,c
Boiling Springs backs while Beam and
Big Elliott are fathoming the line
plays Shelby may win, otherwise it fs
up to Shelby to run up a score that
m^y overtop the Baptists. Gardner,
Shelby’s 15-year-old pivot man, seems
to draw the difficult tasks of the sea
son. In this game he will face Sparks
an outstanding center. Last Friday
the youngster stood up well to tbfc on
slaughts of Tuttle, the big Lenoir cen
ter. With such experience he, should
give a center Of His. own size a real
fight, if He. ever'is Jurify enough to
draiv an- easy assignment. The Shel
by backfield will depend cpnsiderab
ly on the versatility of Magness’ side
stepping and soutnpaw, toe, though
Gillespie may be back in for a 'few
speedy tears at the line. Grigg so far
has handled his eleven well considcr
i ing that his previous experience was
in the line. With eleven men playing
Grigg’s headup game Coach Morris
believes that he would be a regular
torment in the state race.
Anyway, the game Friday will furn
ish several interesting features—the
deciding of the county championship
and an appraisal of Shelby’s strength
against a strong eleven with Magness
in the line-up.
Rains and Frost During the Week
Southern Spots Unchanged to
7 Points Down.
(By R. J. McCarley’s private wire to
New York and New Orleans.)
New Orleans, La. Oct. 20.—Liver
pool was due by New Orleans Decem
ber, 1 up. January 1 up, March un
changed, May 1 dotvn. By New York
December 2 up, January 2 up, March
1 up, May 2 down. Opened 6 down.
Compared with last year stock on
shipboard at Calveston yesterday was 1
23,000 bales against 108,000; at New
, Orleans 65,000 bales against 28,000;
at Houston 40,00 bales.
Weekly weather and government
crop review today at 9 a. m, likely to
be bullish owing to rains and frost
during the past week.
Cables, weather conditions, trade ad
vices, spot news and tenor of weekly
cron review, as well as private crop
estimates, if issued, have to be reck
oned iwth today.
Southern spots yesterday were un
changed to 7 down, except up at Lit
tle Rock. Texas market, unchanged
to 5 lower. Sales moderate, all told
37.960 bales against 35,353 Monday
and 40,035 last year.
Sentiment apparently remains mere
bearish than otherwise, but cautious
for the present.
Time: 9:07 a. m.
H. & B. Bfc-LR.
Dr. Reuben McBrayer returns Wed
nesday mght from a professional trip
■ ij ■ t •'!• !.!?
Jury Acquits Bennie Brooks
On Brysen Murder Charge
Kittle George Marsters ran two
miles in 7 minutes and 43 seconds
at the Penn relay races In Phila
delphia, establishing a new world
record. Previous record was 7 2-5
Capt. Dixon’s Wife
Died At Fallston
Mrs. Jane Wilson-Dixon, wife of Capt.
Ed Dixon died about midnight at her
home near Fallston Tuesday night,
following an illnex sof several year*
during which time she has been prac
tically an invalid. Her condition had
been much worse during the past few
days. News of her death is learned
with great sorrow to the host of
friends of the Dixon family. Mr.i.
Dixon was about 87 years of age.
The funeral will be conducted Thurs
day afternoon ait 2 o’clock and the
interment will bd at Knob Creel:
church. Fuller account will appear
I Epidemic Taking A
Heavy Chicken Toll
Some Poultrymen Say Colds, Some
Say Limberneck and Some Say
Sorehead. Remedy Suggested.
Poultry raisers of the county are
complaining about the heavy death
toll among chickens but the disease
does not seem to be the same in every
poultry yard. Some contend that “lur
berneck" is the cause, others say colds
and still others are losing their fowrs
from soreheead. Limberneck conies
on rather suddenly and is a sort of j
paralysis in the chicken’s neck mak-'
ing it impossible for the fowl to eat.
Death usually follows. Many chick- j
ens have sorehead which is a more )
common complaint. T. C. Hitchcock of
the Cherokee farm who is quite an
authority on all diseases of chickens \
says his flock has been suffering with
colds, brought on because of the se
vere hot summer, sudden drop in the
temperature and lack of sufficient |
green feed. Mr. Hitchcock says green
feed is essential to a fowl s welfare. |
It not only makes hens lay better
but it seems to balance their ration
and keep them well.
He finds permanganese of pota: h is !
a fine preventative for diseases. This
can be secured at any drug store and ,
while it is poison, it can be used in
1 small quantity in the watering places
without harm. It should be dissolved
in a bottle of water first ihen poured
sparingly into the drinking water.
Federal Judge Webb
Charged With Speeding
Greensboro, Oct. 20.—A warrant
against Judge E. Yates Webb, of
Shelby, of the western North Carolina
Federal district court, on a charge ot
speeding his automobile, has been is
sued at the office of O. W. Duke, local
magistrate, it was learned this after
noon, but has not been served.
Rural Policeman W. F. McAdoo
swore out the warrant against Judge
Webb, who told officer who he was
but the policeman was skeptical and
wired to Raleigh to learn the name of
the person owning the tag on the ear.
He was informed by mail that the
in belei-g' ■! u. J'-Vig*3 V ».M\
Shout Of Joy Goes Up
As Slayer Of Hender
sonville Mayor Is
Hendersonville, Oet. 20.—“Not
guilty” were the words that fell to
night from the lips of the jury, when
Bonnie Brooks, charged with killing
former Mayor Sam Bryson, was ar
raigned before the 12 men to heat
The jury held that Brooks acted in
self-defense when he fired the fatal
shot that snuffed out the life of Bry
son on August 6 last. Two ballots were
necessary, two of the jurors not hav
ing made up their minds fully on the
first ballot. The insanity plea wan
Consideration of the case was be
gun at 7 o’clock and at 9:45 the bailiff
was instructed to summon the court.
The bell tolled and the crowd soon
filled the court room. Brooks was calm
and possessed as he took his seat,
and this calmness did not desert him
when he stood up to receive the vet
Shout For Joy.
As the words “not guilty” felt
from the lips of the foreman, a shout
of rejoicing went up from the im
mediate members of the family, and
an outburst of handclapping was
started. Brooks personally thanked
each jurors and members of his fam
ily did likewise.
On emerging from the court room
without un officer at his side for the
first time in two months, Brooks was
fapseiged on all sides by friends who
The verdict occasioned no surprise,
as it was generally believed the pris
oner would be acquitted.
The charge consumed an hour and
a half, during which time the judge
viewed contentions of the state and of
the defense, cited the law and defined
the varying degrees of murder and
He instructed the furors as to how
they would determine the nature of
their verdict, and then read a prayer
of the defendant covering a review of
his contentions and private charges
by the court. The defendant had no
right to kill because of Bryson’s
wrong to his home, but the jurdrs
have the right to take into consider
ation former relations between the
two men in arriving at their verdict.
The defendant did have the right
to kill, if he had reasonable groundrf
to suppose Bryson meant to kill of do
him great bodily harm. If they so
find the verdict would be justifiable
If the defendant's mental qpnditlmt
i was such at the time he could fj'flTdts
1 tinguish between right .or wrong upon
this particular subject, they would not
convict. This did not mean he would
have to be generally insane. If they
found the defendant, willfully and
with malice, meditation and delibera
tion killed Bryson, as contended by
the state, their verdiet would be mur
der in the first degree. If there was
no deliberation and meditation but
malice was found, the verdict would
be murder in the second degree. If the
defendant convinced them there was
no malice but the killing was in the
heat of passion the verdict would be
New House Section
Doing Fall Plowing
Promotion Day at Sandy Plains. Mr.
Walker Gives Old Fashioned
(Special to The Star.)
The farmers of this section are
about through gathering the fleecy
staple and are beginning to till the
s;iil for small grain. As the corn >9
short it is a fine time to sow for feed.
The recent rains have made the soil
in fine shape for plowing.
Sunday was promotion day at Sandy
Plains. Several promotions were
made. Mr. A. V. Washburn was pres*
ent and made a fine speech to the
young folks. Rev. George P. Aber
nathy filled his regular appointment
Saturday and Sunday and delighted
Mr. J. P. D. Walker gave an old
fashioned candy pulling Saturday
night. A big crowd of young folks
was present. All reported a good
Mr. O. C. Waters and family spent
last Sunday with Mr. J. C. Davis.
Mr. and Mrs. Davie G. Davis have
returned from Charlotte where they
spent a few weeks with their son, Mr.
Fletcher M. Davis who holds a posi
tion with the water and light plants.
Mr. Bob Elliott is critically ill at
this writing. We hope to see him out
Messrs Yates Brooks and Max
Davis returned Saturday from the
state fair at Raleigh.
Mr. Stough Davis is indisposed viHj