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SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, APRIL 19, 1926.
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WINIFRED VAN 1)1 ZEN
Because his gray, shaggy
Brows were tilted upward at.
the corners, he looked tremen
dously droll and amused, and
the girl smiled at him with am
Ixi eyes. She threw h r head
),ack to watch him on the high,
creaking scaffolding w here he
■ Balanced under a ceiling of
glass and the little, tweed hoys
i at she wore slipped off and
1 ei cropped, red hair was an au
n;le of fire in December sun
He chuckled, “My word ’ and
Began to clamber down a sway
ing ladder; a pudgy, gnome-like
tig:ire in a wrinkled smock, in
i' edible agile for all his weight.
■ f don’t know abcut a model,’’
he said, staring at her out
landish graygreen ulster. She
Would be a country girl in that
garment; yet her hands were.
tonishinglv slender a n cl
“A model? Oh,” she said, “I
didn’t want to be a model’ Why
1 want to be an artist! I—I
thought perhaps you’d teach
rne. I’ve heard of vou. There’s
one of your pictures back home.
In the public library. It’s won
derful! That’s why I came to
you first, before I asked any
She glnc-ed at a name signed
modestly in the corner of a near
by canvas, “Winship W Into” and
her face was a dimly golden
I WINIFRED tW> W2ER
qv'id under a line of red. His
I rows wabbled up and down and
l e seemed to be enjoying a
‘ Where is ‘home,’ child'."’
Connec'/cut. I’ve only been in
Now York today. M> name is
Mimsi,” She stuttered and
bushed. “Mimsi Marsh. I'm
He said, kindly, I dm’: think
you’ll find an artist who wants
to teach. Why don’t you go to j
an art school? If You’ve tal
“Oh—art school. I wouldn’t
be—well, you see I’ve read a lot
about artists. The great ones.
They all studied with the mas
ters didn’t they? Watteau—|
Fragonard—didn’t they? Be
sides,” she went on, talking
very fast, “I thought 1 could
work to pay for lessons. I could
sweep your studio, dust, do
anything. I’m very strong. 1
haven’t money for art school.
Baddy was sick a long time be
fore he died and it took all he’d ]
saved. I live—did live—-with
Aunt Kate. But I couldn’t stay
up there with the brass knock
"Knockers?” he chortled,
hugging himself with his short
arms. “Brass knockers*?”
“Yes. On the doors. There
them on and they can’t get past ;
thorn, folks up in Tranquillity.
Anything that’s newer than the
knockers they’re afraid of.
They live in the past—Aunt .
Kate, all of them. When you’re
nineteen you want what’s
ahead. You want your chance.
New York! I’ve got to make!
good, Mr. White. I can, too. 1 ;
took the prize in drawing at
high school. Would—would you j
care to look at my sketches?
She handed him a thin shout
of pencil drawings and be;
spread them on a curiously ear
yed, black tabe that made her
think of the screen great-uncle
Oabriel Marsh, the seafarer,
had brought from China. The
gray brows were, shaggy, per
pendicular lines as he studied
“You may have something,”
(Cotitinufil nr p,v
Also Need An
The following from the
. 1 •'<>:>viJh■ K(.\v< should be of
interest to Shelby real estate
llu ■ ! ilcers and investors:
I hat he will buil.l a modern
apartment house on the corner
<>( liuncombe street and Eighth
avenue, is the announcement
made In Dr. Frank l»rit;ht to
the Mendersanville News Tburs*
■■.■■Hendersonville needs at
least a dozen apartment houses
m,w ,’_. aid Hr. Hrij?ht.”
tn-t thin> if you please.
-Then think in terms of Shel.
h.v and apartment houses.
lim last special census gave.
Hendersonville a potnilatio.il cf
5,'n ®. art increase of ;!6.1 tier
cent, in five years.
i he same census gave Shelby
;t population of 8,854, an in
crease et 145.in the same, pe
I'wd of live years.
1 tender?onville new
building apartment houses finds
that, a dozen, more are needed.
And Shelby— Wei!—
Hi.tvv yonr own conclusions.
She!hv Rev ~ ! lay In Both (‘hampion
t hip Contest. At Series Held
At Chape) Hill.
In .he state-wide tennis tourna
iw;t held last week at Chapel Hil’j
both ."Shelby High school teams surf
vv ed the semi-finals and played in
liie ’championship., matches-, being the
■;i'v school to enter both teams in the
las, of the tournament.
!•’ the finals for the doubles crown
■ be Shelby team, composed of Gilmore
S' .'mtor ari VVhitelaw Kendall, was
defeated for the state title by Pauls> n
an 1 Merritt, Chapel Hill team. In the'
ingles Korda’1, of Shelby, played
I. gers, of Asheville ar.d lost in tnree
'"t he press dispatch from Chapel Hi t
iCbrig of the final matches says:
Paulson and Marriit. carried the
ruler, of Chapel Hill High to the vic
tory ir the doubles play winning
from Rocky Mount in the semi-finals
by the score of 8-6 and 6-6. Thev met
Kendal! and Singleton, of Shelby, in;
the finals and took a hard five set
match by the score 5-7. -8-6, 6-11. 6-6 |
ai-il 6-4. The Shelbv pair had elimin
ated Charf, te in the morning match
by the count of 6-11 and 6-4.
Rogers of Asheville high, succeeded
to the singles crown won by Scott of
Greensboro, for the last two years.
7C eers won front Merritt, of Chapel.
Hiti. in fhe morning round by the
re of 6-1 and 6-2. while Kendall, if;
Shelby, took Sheffield, of Canton into
i snip hv 5-6. 6-4 and i.5. The A - hg
v'll*- lad then won from Kendall in
three straight sets’ of a five set match
' y the scores of 6-11, 6-11, and 6-T
Kuester Coming For
C. of C Meet To Be
Held Here Tonight
t l a re nee Kuester. the live-wire sec.
ret ary of the Charlotte chamber of
commerce will be here tonight at the
organization meeting of the Shelby
chamber 'of commerce io be held at ,S
o’clock in' the court house. All who
•e-e interested, in a chamber of cciii
racre are urged to attend this mect
ime the purpose of which to perfect
an i vgaiiization. by the elec .ion of of
f, i, and directors w hose duty it will
be to select a full time secretary at
tbe earliest possible date to get the
chamber at work. Those who have sub
seifibed are urged to attend while ih>
public generally is invited. The hour Is
8 , ’clock in the court house.
Shelby Boy Student
Official at State
Khelby boys continue popular at!
State college it is noted by the recent
election held there by the students.
joh A. Anthony, son of Mr. end
M. . ,J. A. Anthony of Shelby, was el
ected vice-president of the student
I.ast year Clyde H- Hoey, jr„ was
),u sident of the student body there,
while Henry Kendall is president ot
lae body this year.
The city fire department responded
to an alarm Saturday night at Clev
eland Springs hotel where a small
|»1 axe had started in the attic.
The fire created no damage of ary
consequence, and was extinguished
with chemicals on the interior. How.
ever the truck responding to an alarm
in that, section created quite a bit of
excitement and crowds gathered
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Bob Kendrick and Other Officers
Captured Two Big Outfits In
Operation on Mountain
The Spring winds are blowing no
K01 d to the l.quor distilleries in the
mountain sect on of Cleveland coun
ty t.ear the Kings Mountain battle
Two big, st ills in operation were
'captured in that section last week by
' county officers.
fiet Much Beer
On Thursday Officer Bob Ken
drick and Creel Ware ran upon a
plant in full blast on a mountain
near the Yorkville road. They got
about 10 gallons of liquor and two
to three hundred gallons of beer and
the Hlo gallon outfit. The operators
made their getaway.
On Saturday Officer Kendrick and
Deputies Creel Ware and Charlie
Shjprrl found another GO gallon
plant in operation in the same sec
tion. Around seven gallons of liquor
and about ROO gallons of beer was
destroyed at this plant.
Accord ng to the officers the iden
tity of the operators is known and
the wide net of the law is being
spread out to nab them, once they
beg n to circulate where their appre
hension is likely.
Shelby Wins Game
Here From Lenoir
Squad 7 To 2
Entire Team (Joes on Hitting Spree to
Return Defeat. Harris, Lee and
Peeler Are Stars.
\\ ith the entire team hitting heavy
the Shelby Highs, defeated the strong
Lenoir baseball team here Friday aft
ernoon 7 to 2.
Morris’ boys appeared the best ot
'i'iy game this season and clearly dem
onst rated that they are to be watched
in the championship race if they keep
up such a hitting attack. Their w< i t
i:i the field and on the defensive has
1 eon good so far, but for some reason
up until the last week they could not
loinc-h their hits and turn them into
Mingling their hits with numerous
errors the locals very near turned
Friday's game into a runaway. Mei
v‘n Peeler, working on the mound for
Shelby, was practically invincible,
: trilling out 11 Lenoir batters, three
in cne frame after one man had
reached first safely.
The fireworks started in the sec
ond inning when Harris, first
man up, hit to right field for a triple,
scoring on Sparks single. Kerr was
hi by the pitcher and score with |
Sntrks when Lee doubled over .second. !
Lee then scored on an error by the!
Lenoir receiver. In the first half ot j
tin fourth Lenoir’s first tally came on !
a homer to center. In the fifth Gilles- |
1 >e, Shelby catcher, hit for three ba -t s I
am! scored on a wild throw home. In \
the seventh frame Sparks and Ken j
gs l on through errors by the Lenoir
•field and both scored on Lee’s '
scorching single. Lenoir scored a final j
in the. ninth on a flock of errors by ,
the Shelby fielders.
The fielding of Harris, in center. ‘
m e Lee, at short, were features ot I
the game. Harris made several run
ning shoe-string catches that drew up- |
plause from the stands, while Lee cos !
ered the infield territory well arm ;
Aarted one fast double play, the first |
of the year.
Hickory was selected as the next
meeting place of ihe North Carol'na
Press association and July 21st, 22nd
and 23rd were designated as the dates
at a meeting of the executive com
mittee of the press association held
in the chamber of commerce rooms,
Charlotte, Friday. Those attending the
meeting were J. W. Atkins of the
Gastonia Gazette who is president of
the association; Lee B. Weather;-, oi
The Cleveland Star, vice president;
Miss Beatrice Cobb, secretary of the
Morgani.oo News-Herald; H. Galt
Braxton of Kinston Free Press; J. A.
Parham, of Charlotte Observer; J. B.
Sherrill, of Concord Tribune; Mrs. Ad
die Caldwell of Charlotte Observer.
Invitations were extended for the
Press association to hold its summer
Convention at ihe Fleetwood hotel
Hendersonville, at New Bern, Wi'.m
ington, Durham. Sanford. Lenoir,
Morehead Bluffs and other pieces,
hut Hickory was selected because it
had repeatedly extended invitations
and is to finish a new hotel about
July 1st which will have ample ac
commodations to care for the 123
members who are expected to attend.
Side trips from Hickorv are promis
r| in Bloc lpp Kovl. am! Laid L. * •
STAGE DRILL PROGRAM HERE THURSDAY
Degree Team Hickory Camp 518, Shelly.
1). legate - fr; :n 21 Counties to Ah
Kemble tit Court House. May
Get Annual Meeting.
Shelby will be the meeting pk.ee eft
Thursday of this week of Woodmen
from 21 counties of Western Ca.ro
Tim occasion will he the annual
meeting of the Western Carolina Hog
licking association, the Woodmen nr.
Kanization for the section. I)r. T. O.
Grigg is president and W. H. Grogan
,ir.. of Brevard is secretar;-treasurer
The meeting opens at 10 o’clock in
the morning. April 22, at the court
horse. J. Clint Newton, last presi
de i of the Shelby Kiwanis club, will
deliver the address of welcome for the
Crab, while Lee B, Weathers, will wel
come the visitors for the city, An au
dit «s will be made by Hon. II. D.
Lewis, of Kinston,- state manager of
the Woodmen, and other prominent
(Tiiciais 01 tne body. :Mrs. >allie M.
Siringfeltdw, district manager of
the Woodmen Circle, woman • a axilla iy
will also speak. Mrs. Stringfellow i?
from Asheville. W. t;. Spake, of She!
by, and other local officials will also
make short talks.
I rem 12 to 2 oelock there will be a
ora! by the local degree team of th*.
C. R. W. O. W.. a photo of the crack
.t.egvee team being shown above. Pm-;
net will be served delegates and others
U the fair grounds with music furn
ished during the lunch hour by the
Shelby High school orchestra.
Merchants and business men are
uniting in welcoming the delegates
here as it is hoped that the annual
encampment of all the Woodmen in
the state may be held here provided
this meeting proves satisfactory,
Should this meeting be brought here
it will bring delegates from thiee
Ail members of th" order living i ;!
the county are urged to attend the
meeting here Thursday. I> is a joint
meeting of the W. <>. W. and Woodmer
circle, auxiliary for the ladies, unit
the attendance is expected to be
Here on Wednesday
For County Champ
Spellers from schools in ail sec
tions of Cleveland county will gather
in the Central school auditorium here
Wednesday morning for the piurnose
< f picking a county champion to en
ter the Charlotte Observer State core
According to Supt. J. C. Newton in
dications are now that many spellers
The main contest will be held at Con
ti.il school at 11 o'clock in the morn
ir.g when an entrant from each town-1
ship will spell.
Schools in- townships that have not
yet selected the best speller in the
township will send a speller here from
each school and the township cham
pion will be picked at a contest to ho
held one hour, at 10 o’clock, before;
the main spelling match.
Wednesday The Star will announce
the best school speller in Cleveland
Who wiil k be?
Mrs. Stroup Run Down
By Car; Arm Broken
Mrs. J. L. Stroup was run down- by
a ear driven by Miss Lois Wilson on,
Saturday afternoon and her ‘arm
broken by the compact of the car. M s
Stroup alighted from a car driven by
a relative Claude Grose in front of ‘
the Nifty-Jiffy store on S. LaFay
ettc street when the car driven by
Miss Wilson struck,.her, A sister of
Mr s. Stroup says t he accident was un-j
avoidable and that it was through no
fault of Miss Wilson that the accident j
happened. Mrs. Stroup was rushed to
the hospital where her broken arm
was set and bandaged. Mrs. Stroup
is :■ daughter of Mrs. Albert Putnam
with whom she makes ner hom .r. ,
S loi Fa > nip
Still Search for Link Of
Identity In Case Of Ross
Julius Dellinger Has Cow-Lick on Head Described in Posters of
Missing Charlie Ross
33 PHOTS HOW HI
Many Arc Patients From Outsidi
Countien. Plight Patients in the
There are S3 patterns in the Shelby
h: : pita!—one of the largest nunibn
of patterns this institution has ever
hid. They come from four or five
i 'uv ties, showing the splendid repu
tation the hospital has at home and
. broad for the excellent care and sue
i s with its patients. Mr. and Mrs
T. A. Stanley of FaUslon are receiv
ing medical attention. Jean, littV
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlie
l.aughridge who was operated on
for appendicitis* is doing well. .Miss
i.iit’in White, daughter of W. K
White underwent a serious surgical
operation hut is improving some
what. Mis. Pink R. McMurry of She
by; wh i has been a medical patient
for several days, was dismissed Sun
day. J. K. Harris of Mooresboro who
has keen a patient for several weeks
is 'inproving while Mr. John S. Wray
. f Shelby is still getting a'ong nicely.
Mr- S. 1). Melton of (’aroleen. was
operated on Sunday and is very ill.
V ■: Ethel Parker of Shelby is he*,
reiving medical attention. Mrs. F. Y.
11 ant on and her new daughter born
A p i) 11th are doing well. Mrs. II H.
Jones, mother of Mrs. Bessie Gray,
level milliner, is steadily improving
Mrs W. I.. Fanning who was operat
ed. for pleurisy is improving some
what. Mrs. .1. S. Lipscomb of Shelby,
(’. rated on a week ago is doing nice,
]> Mrs. T. C. Hicks of Shelby is re
vering from a surgical operation.
Mrs. Earl Honeycutt and her new
born son were able to go to their home ,
on Grover street the past week.
Miss Emily Guigon of Shelby and
Mrs. Plato Grigg of Shelby had ton
s') operation last week. Ulan Wash
burn, ion of Rev. D. G. Washburn,
who suffered an injury to his hand
i; n wood saw some two ’.reeks ago,
him sufficiently recovered to be dis
missed. Mrs. .1. M. Beverly, mother ot
Mits Etta Beverly, head hospital
curse, has gone to her home in Wades
boro, accompanied by Miss Beverly. |
Eulan Humphries son of Will Humph,
i-its had his arm operated on a few '
day- ago. Mrs. J. M. Swafford of Hoi- .
lis had her tonsils removed one dry (
Mrs. rmi lallent oi tonneiiy
Spwngs who underwent an operation
will be able to leave this week. Miss,
Annie Leonard of Yale had an opera- ;
rim for empyemia. Hokie Powell the
young lady of Polkville who was
burned some weeks ago at the home
'of Mr. Lein Wiggins on X. Moigan
street, was dismissed last week Mrs.
T. P. Owcnsby of Cliffside was dis
missed last week.
Ernest Bailey of Cliffside who ha 1
an operation is recovering rapidly.
Mrs. E. C. Wilson of Shelby has been
desperately ill but is some better. Mrs
,F. W. Berry, aged women of Kings:.
Mountain, is suffering with a fractur
ed hip. Robert Lovelace of Boiling
Springs is receiving treatment. J. II.
Toms who was burned some months
ago at one of the local cotton milk,
has been re-admitted the third time
1 ecu use he was not doing so well. Gar
land Humphries son of Will Humph
ries receiving treatment for an injury
to his hand. Mrs. 1. N. Sheppard of
Shelby is improving. Mrs. Judsr.r,
.tones was entered Sunday. There are
seven or eight patients in the colored
annex, but none are seriously ill.
Mr. W. H. Hudson, of Wray-Ilud
snn left Shelby Sunday fov Baltimore
on a stock, purchasing trip. Mr. Hud-;
son had just returned from a road
trip over his territory when tie lell
lev h. ' •,
Ti c Charlie Ross mystery remains
Mill a myster. The man Julius C.
Dcllnger, of Denver, this state, still
believes he is the lost laid, although
there are links in the chain of evi
dence to maintain his claim, that
have not as yet been forged.
One of the missing links at this
time is the inability of the searchers
interested to procure the photograph
of Dellinger when he was a child. It
was upon the evidence contained in
this photograph that much depend
ed to establish the belief of Dellinger
that he is Charlie Ross.
.1. F. Gaffney, identifed with the
case here in Shelby, believed that his
sister. Mrs. Gibson, of Georgia, had
the missing tin type, hut Mrs. Gibson
notwithstanding a diligent search,
has not been able to find it. Nor
have other relatives been successful.
Person who have interviewed Del
linger have been struck by the re-j
semblance of the type of counten
ance as between himself and the !
early photographs of Charlie Ross. |
The man unquestionably has the
same cast and peculiarity of feature.
Notably is this true of the month.
The man advanced into old aee has
the same type of upper lip, and gen
eral contracted form of mouth that
was observed on the features of Char
Apparently, notwithstanding all
the publicity of the case, Dellinger, is
no closer today to a solution of his
identity than he was since the case
was opened. Which ,is to say, that it
has been bv no merins disproved he
s Charlie Ross.
A letter from Dellinger, now in
his office, is signed with a question
mark after the name thus—“Julius C
Dellinger ? ’’
Amongst the letters recently re
•eived bearing on the case is one
com far away Wyoming. This inter
sting eomniun cation is as follows:
“Mr. ,J F, Gaffney, Shelby North |
“There is a woman here who j
da rns to have positive information i
n re gard to Charlie Ross. Her name |
s—Mrs. A. M. Parker.”
The letter is from Torrington, Wy
Hr. Gaffney is in receipt of a letter
Toni Julius C. Dellinger, dated from
Denver April sixth, in which the
nan wihtout a name reiterates his
relief he is Charlie Ross, and quotes
ithers who are of the same opinion.
The letter is interesting as reveal,
ng the man’s simplicity and sinceri
v of mind with relation to the case.
The communication is as follows:
Denver, N. C.
April 6th, 1926,
dr. J. Frank Gaffney.
Shelby, N. C.
d.v dear Mr. Gaffney:
1 have been anxiously awaiting
four decision as to my resemblance
o the little picture which was pub
ished in The New York World, while
ve were living in Gaffney in 1874.
My reason for this anxiety is that,
nany people ask, and write to me as
o what I think about the pictures
vhieh are new being published of
3harlie Ross. They ask me if I re
nember them. I say to them all, I
vish that I had the little picture
vhieh 1 had taken at Gaffney so
hat they could compare them togeth
er. I do not wish to make any state
nent until you, and others make their
statement. In other words, I want the
people to be the judge as to wheth
?r I am Charlie Ross or not. Today
[ received from a lady in Kansas a
poster which was published on Sept
1st, 1874 offering a reward of $20.
)00 for the return of the child, and’
:his also gave his description, and
imong other things it said “slight
row lick on left side where hair
This cow lick is also on the left
ode of my forehead where the hair
s parted. Have a letter from Mrs.
Gibson in which she stated that hei
vO>!l' IMIk'I <V po.'i (.
Fun Dispenser is Buried at
Mr. T. Wilson Harmon one of the
coiintys oldest citizens and a noted
character because of his humor and
good fellowship, died Friday after
noon at the home of his son T. W.
Harmon near Midway Filling station
Itiween Shelby and Kings Mountain.
Mr. Harmon was in Shelby not many
days before his deal h and was as
b-’ight as usual, recalling through his
\i\id memory the early days of Clev
< land’s habits and history. Although
years of age without a tooth in his
head. Mr. Harmon was active in body
and mind. Not. so long ago he could
jump into the air and crack his heels
together three times before he alight
i t again on the ground. He lived at
the Harmon homestead midway be
tween Shelby and Kings Mountain,
until his wife died a few years ago.
since which time he has been making
his iiome with his children.
Mr. Harmon had a most vivid re
coder lion of incidents of the past,
•and always saw the funny side of life,
everybody enjyed his company and
ecniparionship. He laughed heaitilv
and told things in such a way that he
always brought a laugh from others.
His keen and ready wit and his vivid
recollection of the sunny side of past
life made hint a hio-. enjoyable corn
pan1* n and an outstanding character
in his community In his community
he was one of the most prominent
citizens and always took an active in
terest in the development of his com
munity. He was one of the oldest
members of Bethlehem churcHt having
beer* connected with it since his youth
Mr. Harmon’s funeral was conduct
c l Sunday afternoon at 2b30 o’e! e!<
by Rev. W. X. Cook of Kings Moun
tain and Rev. John W. Suttle of
Shelby. A crowd that filled the church
and church-yard gathered to pay a
tribute of respect to Ills life of sun
shine and service. He is survived oy
four children. Haywood Harmon of
Be; seiner City, Price Harmon of Kings
Mountain, Mrs. Mary Randall an l T.
A Harmon of the Bethlehem section.
BOY BIG TRACI OF
. . ...
Will C. Lattimcre and. trover King
Huy (>40 Acres in the Gumber
V. iJI C. Lattimore, nat:ve of the
Po'kville section of Cleveland count,,
and Grover C. King of Forest City,
a member of the firm of Cyclone Auc
tion company have purchased (140
ceres of land in the Cumberland
Mountains in Tennessee . The sate
has been announced by J. B. Harris,
reitl estate man of Kissimmee, Florida
Purchase price is not given out.
Mr. Harris says the land is located
about <»0 miles from Chattanooga and
has an elevation of 2,100 feet above
sen level. The purchasers, Messrs. Lat
timore and Kings expect to develop
the property. Mr. Lattimore travels
tor a large wholesale drug house
wb le Mr. King gives hi;s time to the
Cyclone Auction company which oper
utos in Western- Carolina and Florida.
Record at Hill
The two Shelby High school debat
!i g teams established a good recordi
in the state-wide debates held last
week at Chapel Hill.
The affirmative team, composed o*
Dorothy MeKnight ami Vernon Grigg,
continued through to the semi-finals
with 22 teams before being eliminated,
while the negative team, composed of
Virginia Hoey and Jennie May Calla
han, passed through the preliminary
to be eliminated.
The Winston-Salem High school
won the Aycock Memorial cup defeat
ing the Wilson team.
Will Hear Former
Quite a number of Cleveland farm
ers expect to go to Charlotte Friday,
April 23, to hear former Governor
Lowden speak there at noon.
Governor Lowden is one of the
country’s leading farmers and is one
of the largest cottton planters in Ar
kansas. He is now devoting his time
to better legislation for the farmers,
particularly in handling of the surplus
crops, concerning which he will talk
during his address there.
Farm leaders hero urge that every
former that can possibly do so attend