Is The Leading Paper of
Shelby and The State’s Fertile
VOL. XXXIV. No. 107
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY. SEPT. 6, 1926.
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday
. . By mail, per year (in advance)—$2.60
A..ernoons. gy carrjor, per year (in advance) $3.00
HIE STAR’S REVIEW. !
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4.1ay morning blues!
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. -.lousy, especially in a woman,
drift to toy with. A ( live- i
county woman waited three
to meet her rival. Saturday i
iml her on the Shelby i
Quite a commotion follow
1'irdinR to a news story in
C. Mull explai; s in thi:
■ how some farm boy of tin
,. . •, may work hi way through I
. nib-go. Aii opportunity for
• dy? ‘ !
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V, ,1 Leopold and Loeb, the !
( hkagd slayers, be parol
i IP.'t.T? Many hereabout.- said
. would never serve- out their
i • The probability is told in the
I, of today in The* Star.
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Hbig will the county cotton1
,i . be? Make your gui - as
, i are doit g in The Star.
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, lot of folks pray for th'ngs, '
Most, of them forget when
r prayers are answered. Not
, v.th th" Baptists of the King:
'! ; tain association—they’re go
hold a big thanksgiving
, Thursday which hundreds
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ti ro i’formation about the
.’big ale of one of the state’s
| ' t -aide chains is a part of
Tin: Star'.- n'-ws today.
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\ mini Our Town” says local
r<:v i '.ate agent.* are getting
r!. <;• again. That’s good news.
V, . real e state mows . most
r.- ry'thing else checks the deal. ,
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Max Gardner last week told Gas
to r • a lot of informing facts: j,
;■!: in this county, the' Star puh
i-hi them today and it wouldn’t
b a bad idea to cut the list out
,i r--i pa t- up in a handy place for
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\ • cad was a vicious guy, but '
r far he ha n't moved the Sahara -.
. - it to Shelby. Anyway, local j
i ' ,i < : - tell in this issue of find-;
iiig apple brandy within the city
! is of Shelby.
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The big cross-ward puzzle of
! 1 ue is: Will or will not
(Ioven:or McLean attend our coun
ty fair. If he don’t the folks j
rout'd have a pretty good idea of
g ttitig e ven: They'll have a fel-j
lew at the fair who will be gov
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.J.b-Mos G. Klliott, a frequent j
io;itril)’i;c>r to The Star, rays in j
-th , i- ue that he believes Abe
him-.In’ folks once lived in Ruth
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And, by the way, why not send j
’i in Star to that boy or girl going
off to college? They'll appreciate,
if rii'.xt- monthly check. j
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Today is Labor Day in Shelby as .
elsewhere and in observance of the
..a'.loti The Star force has lab-;
end hard in getting out a newsy
i 'iuei- -at least that’s what they .;
tli k. Read it over an;l -see if you
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Do you read the advertisements
if the Star? Next to a savings ae
1 at t it; one of the local banks it’s
a ;r id way, to save money.
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If you enjoy today’s paper look
f’-r another before you go to pray
1 meeting Wednesday night (?)
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Mrs. Birchfield Dies
At Ora Mill Home
Mrs. Ross Birchfield, wife of
Will Birchfield. an employe at the
fh'a mill, died there Friday at noon
following a protracted illness with
P'llegra. Mrs. Birchfield was -IT
years of age and came to Clove
I md county from Greenville, S. C..
' hi j*e she was born tend reared and
spent most of her life. She is sur
v i d by her husband and six chi'
1:1 en ranging in ages from four t * *
”1 years. The remains were carried
Saturday to South Carolina for it'
b i merit Sunday at Gamp Creeks
'1 arch near Greenville at 1 o’clock
Leventis Buys An
Interest and Returns
Andrew Leventis, who has been
ining at Gaffney, S. C., where he
has been operating a cafe, returns
ta Shelby this week to take charge
o! the Shelby Candy kitchen in
"hieh he recently purchased a half
interest from the Carolina Fruit
and Produce company. Mr. Leven*is
tornierly lived in Shelby and op
erated this place, selling it to
; rs. George, Owens and Kouri.
Member* of the Carolina Fruit and
' reduce company, find they do not
,uVe time to devote to the Shelby
< audy kitchen, hence the sale of
tl half interest to A. Leventis who
11 turns this week to take charge.
(.rt Thirsty. Hunts Water i.rd
•’"lit*' Search l or Hint lor
Hours. Other News.
(.Speej-. 1 t,i Th< Start
Kings •Mountain, Sept. (5.. Few
yeu msters have .enjoyed the thrill
"i a Kings Mountain hoy. Mr. B. I'
Ftat eree and h'ts little six-year-old
Min. .lames drove over to Gastonia
last Friday evening id ye1 some
small change for the Peoples Loan
and Trust company. They drove
their car up he ide the walk i t
fiotit of the Third National hank.
Mr. liatteree (jot out of the car and
left James sitting in it while he
attended to his business. He was
gone about 20 minutes, and when
he came hack Jame s was gone anti
could noi. be seen anywhere. Mr.
Ratteree began a thorough search
f> r the youngster, hut he could
find nothing at all, it seemed. The
assistance ot the police depart
ment was called and all forces were
turned into hunting the lost. boy.
1 he search was kept up until late
in the afternoon when a phene call
gave the information they were
anxiously awaiting. The little hoy
had gotten very thirsty and got
out of the car possibly to hunt
water. All the water he could think
of was at his mother's house, to
he started f*< r home thirteen miles
away. He had walked four miles
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For County Boy
( illicit Mull Can Seen re Room and
Job For Buy at State Who
Another opportunity is offered
some Cleveland county hoy who
wishes to enter college .-and hasn’t
The following.letter from Mr. J.
C. Mull, of Wake Forest, address
ed to the editor of The Star is
“If you can spare the place to
publish this information it might
help some boy. in your county:
“To a farmer boy in Cleveland
county that desires to attned X. C.
State college and is prohibited by
not-having enough funds to pay
his tuition and hoard I can secure
for him a good home in Raleigh,
where he can live and get his
board for the work he can do
around the house evenings and
mornings. His work of Saturdays
will pay his car fare to and from
the college. It is ah excellent home,
small family, and a good quiet
hoy will he treated as one of the
Anyonedesiring information may
address me at Wake Forest.”
Hon. Johnson Hayes
Speaks In County
Hon. Johnson Hayes, the Repub
lican nominee for the United StaUs
senate, opposing Senator Lee S.
Overman, will deliver two address
es in Cleveland county this week,
opening the campaign for the fall
elections. He conies upon the inv'i
ta.ion of Mr. 11. Clay Cox, chair
man of the Cleveland county Re
publican executive committee and
speaks in the court house at Shel
by Wednesday afternoon, Septem
ber 8th. beginning at 1 o’clock and
at Kings Mountain W odnesday .ev
ening, beginning Jit 8 o’clock.
A circular accompaning the an
nouncemeni of Mr. Hayes’ engage
ment here says he is sent out by
the patriotic and protective league,
an organization to sustain Ameri
can ideals of patriotism and to
safeguard American policies of pro
tection. Officers of the organization
are John Lindsay Morehead, presi
dent; IL C. Campbell, secretary and
T, L. Bland, treasurer.
On this speaking tour Mr. Hayes
speaks in Caldwell, Catawba, Gas
ton. Lincoln and Rutherford coun
Mill Men at Barbecue
Superintendents, overseers and
department heads of the Shelby cot
ton mill were the guests of Mr. It.
T. LeCrand. secretary and treas
urer of the big textile plant, at a
bij; barbecue held Saturday after
noon on the LeGratld farm near
Mr. Charles L. Eskridge, who
attended with other outside guests,
made quite a number of motion
pictures of the event. The barbe
cue was thoroughly enjoyed by
those in attendance and the meet
ing, which was in ihe nature of a
friendly get-together, proved of
real worth to the men and to their
HEADLINERS AT BAPTIST PICNIC
I)R. R. J. BATEMAN'.
DR. CHARLES E. MADDRY.
Hundreds of Baptist people coming from several counties composing
the Kings Mountain Baptist association are expected to attend the
Big Baptist picnic an! thanksgiving service at the county fair grounds,
just out of Shelby, on Thursday of this week. The event is expected
to he one of the biggest in the history of the association and has been
given wide publicity in newspapers over the state.
In fact, the proposed get-to
gether and praise day is one of
the first formal days of thanks
"'virg ever recorded in the state.
W.th a county and section over
flowing with rich harvests the
people of the section are taking
occasion to express their thankful
The event comes at an approp
riate time. Early thsi year faced
with a drought a great Baptist re
vival in Shelby prayed, 3,000 voices
joinging in for rain and good crops.
Those prayers have been answer
ed and Baptist leader.- feeling as
if the spirit of thankfulness
should be shown planned the occa
sion of this week.
The day will be marked by the
presence and addresses of two of
the state’s leadirtg Baptist, a big
picnic dinner, and a general get-to
gether of Baptist fettles in the as
sociation. Just how many will at
tend is a matter of several esti
mates. No formal invitations are |
being sent out—the invitation is a
general one and with good weath
er large crowds are expected.
The two headliners will be Dr.
Chas. E. Maddry, of Raleigh, and
Dr. R. J. Bateman, of Asheville,
and the two men, both entertain,
ing speakers, will make addresses
—Dr. Maddry at 11 in the morning
and Dr. Bateman at 2:15, the lat
ter to be introduced by O. Max
Gardner. Prominent parts in the
day will be taken by Rev. C. J.
Black, of Kings Mountain, Dr.
Zeno Wall, of Shelby, and others
Baptist leaders in the section. A
great choir of approximately 500
voices, coming from a'l sections of
the association and numerous
choirs, will take part in the song
service under the direction of Mr.
Harry Pippin. assistant at the
First Baptist chureh here. The
picnic dinner will be timed for near
the ndon hour. 1
Penniless And Deformed, Gets
Riches And Then Death Comes
Life in ail of its angles and
fate with its fitful fancies are
portrayed in the life of George
Carson. Carson died last week.
George Carson, as everybody in
this section knows, .was deformed
and helpless. “Better dead than
alive’ some were accustomed to
say, hut that’s too broad an asser
tion for any mortal to make.
For years the deformed Carson
sold newspapers on the streets at
Charlotte. In that role he became
known to thousands of Carolina
people. And in by-gone summers
he was a familiar figure on Hen
dersonville streets. Off and on he
was a visitor in the Shelby sec
tion, having relatives here and
being well known hereabouts. Later
life became too hard for the crip
pled body and the alert mind had
to yield and Carson became an in
mate of the Rutherford county
home—penniless as well as deform
From there on his life reads
like romance—romance with an
Last spring George inherited a
fortune. A brother long gone to
the west had become rich in the
mining industry, and back to the
deformed inmate in the Rutherford
home came a vast fortune for the
cripple to enjoy. A pleasant turn
of fate, friends of Carson said.
The unexpected fortune paved
the way for a trip to Hot Springs,
where he received treatment and
seemed to be improving. For the
first time ever, life seem to be
holding out something hopeful, a
cheering future after several
score years of hardships.
Then came Death. The dark
angel that writes finis to life in
its varied forms, happy, sad, worth
while, worthless, all alike.
And in death the cheerfuf crip
ple remembered most of all the
friends of his hardest days—the
keepers and inmates of the coun
ty home where he ffound shelter
and care when as down and out so
man may be.
Report has it that about half of
the vast fortune the cripple inher
ited was left to Mr. and Mrs. C. R.
Royster, keepers of the home, by
an unwritten will. Another sum
was bequeathed to inmates of the
home for the little luxuries of
| life that are not so accessible to
those who fate has manacled.
Life holding out its best after
years of privation and handicaps,
i then death, and through it all re
Imemherance of kind deeds in the
Ami thereby another chapter
added to the story of the pood and
of the evil coming from the ac
cumulated money lust of the Ne
vada gold fields.
2 Gallons Brandy
Ren Painter, white was arrest
ed and placed in jail here Satur
day moring folowing a raid on his
home on the Cleveland Springs road
by Chief B. O. Hamrik, Policeman
McBride Poston, and Deputies Bob
Kendrick and Buren Dedmon. The
raid brought to light two gallons
of apple brandy. Painter, it is un
derstood. will be given hearing to
A unique hiding place held the
brandy from the officers' view for
a time, but was finally uncovered.
The brandy in two jugs, it is said,
was swung in sacks down behind
a dresser in the house.
Painter lives in a small cottage
some distance beyond the Gulf sta
tion on the Cleveland road. He is
said not to have regular employ
ment although his wife works in
one of the local textile plants.
AVR1TE ’EM OFTEN
AWAY AT SCHOOL %
Cleveland county boys and 0
girls will be leaving this 8
week and next for college, »
many of them going away S
from home for the first tjt
time—they’ll be lonesome! M
What’s more they’ll like to 8
hear from home often.
And with the thought, 8
what could be better than »•
sending them The Star while 8
they are away? Some times
you may not have time to
write. When you do you will
be unable to tell them all
that has happend of inter
est. The Star will. It ' car
ries the news from every |
section of the county.
That boy or girl going $
away would appreciate no }'
little favor more than The ^
Star for nine months. j
And The Star sent t,Q their^ i
address for nine months will j
cost only $1.65—carrying f
them the news three times
(cach week. It’s cheaper *;
than postage. Subscribe for j
them today. .?
CLAIMS GENESIS !
OF ABE LINCOLN I
J. ('. Elliott Cites Books. Family !
History and Other. Thine* in
Setting Forth Claim.
Did Abraham Lincoln's ancestors
live in Rutherford county?
The following claim as set forth
by Mr. J. C. Klliott, well-known
Cleveland county citizen and writ
er, should he of general interest.
As a most noted character in !
our national history, ranking ns!
savior of the union and emanci
pator of negro slavery, many books
have been written in eulogy of Ab
raham Lincoln and his achieve
ments. A man of great destiny,
rising from obscurity, his virtues
are extolled and his faults ignor
ed as our modern heroes are dei
fied. History should tell the whole
truth, though it covers a dark
background. Only one or two hooka
trace his maternal ancestry be
yond his mother, Nancy Hnnks, a
poor bound or servant girl.
J. H. Cathv of Sylva. this state,
is author of a book, “Genius of
Lincoln” published 1899, in which
he proves that Lincoln was born
in Buncombe county, now Swain
county, and that his father was
Abraham Knloe. who lived between
Eller,-boro and Bostic and removed
,.0 Buncombe county. Nancy Hanks
mother of Lincoln was brought up
in this Enloe family near Ellen
boro. Her mother Lucy Hanks ha-1
two daughters Nancy and Mamin.
Manda was brought up by a Mr.
i-pravt. She married a u. i in ltd
they moved over the mountains
while Nancy and her infant son
were shifted off to Kentucky.
These are Mr. Cathey’s contentions
who never investigated the tradi
tions of the Ellcnbbro section
where the Enloes fird lived.
Now there is another boaV out
covering all the traditions in Ruth
erford county by a Rev. Mr Cog
gins formerly of Buncombe, now
located in Rutherfordton. He is on
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10 PLUNGE FROM
WINDOW IN HOME
Boy Who Spent Summer in Shelby
Falls from Second Story
Window at Charlotte.
C. L. Austell, 12-year-old son of
Mrs. Sue Austell of Charlotte and
a brother of Mrs. William Crowder,
of Shelby, plunged to the yard
from a second-story winow about 3
o’clock Monday morning while walk
ing in bis sleep at his home on Hill
street in Charlotte. As a result c:
the fall the young boy is in the
Charlotte sanatorium suffering
with serious injuries.
Reports from Charlotte to Shel
by relatives this morning stated
that his teeth were knocked loose,
his lungs bleeding and that a blood
transfusion was necessary.
The boy had spent the summer
in Shelby with Mrs. Crowder and
had only returned home about two
weeks ago. Mr. and Mrs. Crowder,
who had just returned from Char
lotte Sunday night, immediately
left for Charlotte Monday after re
seiving the message concerning his
Dogs barking in ihe yard be
low awoke neighbors and a brother
shortly afterwards found the injur
ed youth in the yard. The screen to
the window- in his room had been
unlatched and it is presumed that
the boy while walking in his sleep
had unlatched it and fallen out. He
regained consciousness during the
morning but was unable to speak
according to reports.
Expect600 At The
Epworth League Meet
Between 600 and 800 young
people are expected to attend the
Shelby district meeting of the
Epworth league convention to bo
held at Central Methodist church
here September 10th beginning at
8 p. m. The program is an inter
esting one and young people from
every church in the Shelby district
are expected. The program opens
with a song No. 415 Methodist
hymnal; prayer by Rev. C. M.
Campbell; scripture lesson by Dr.
Hugh K. Boyer; violin solo by Dr.
H. S. Plaster; welcome address by
Hon. Chas. A. Burrus; vocal solo
by Miss Lucy Harmon; introduction
of speaker by Rev. C. H. Moser;
address by Hon. J. Rhone Davis, of
Kings Mountuin; remarks by the
district secretary, Mrs. C. G.
Deal Pending For Sale Of
Three Rutherford Mills
mokes Henrietta, (arolecn and
Cherokee Falls Textile Plans
A deal is pending for the sale pi
hree large textile plants, two of
which are located in Ktunerford
■minty and one in S. Carolina at
in estimated price of two million
lollars, according to a rumor whii h
was verified today by J. H. Thom
is, president of the Farmers Hank
md Trust company at Forest City
tnd treasurer of the company whi< li
,’ontrols the three plants. It. will
rot he known until the first of Oc
Sober whether the deal will be con,
lummated or not. The Henri* tut.
'arolecn ami Cherokee Falls plans
were merged under one organize,
tion some few years ago after the
letith of Mr. S. B. Tanner. Mr.
Fhomas of Forest City, Mr. Ken
noth Tanner of Sptndale nn<] n few
oiht r influential and wealthy men
of Rutherford county are holders
of stock in this organization, but
the majority of the stock is owned
by (’. M. Woodford of New York
and Mr. Forbes a Richmond capital
ist. While Rutherford county men
are stockholders and look after the
business interests of th»‘ plants in
the Carolina*, it is undo!stood that
the cunt tolling interest rests in
New York and Richmond and that
I the deal for the sale of the plants
is to New York interests.
] Ms Thomas would not give out
' any of the details of the pending
| sale hut simply stated that a deal
| is under negotiation whereby the
| three plants may pass into thi
hands of new owners hut it will be
j the first of October before any
thing definite can be announced.
Gardner Cites Progress 1
Of Cleveland Farms
RURAL LIGHTS MAKE SOCIAL LIFE |
Coming to Fair
In County, Or Not?
Fair officials arid others, ac- '
cording to reports, have been in
formed that Governor McLean, if
possible, will attend the opening
of the Cleveland county fair.
Owing to the reports hundreds of
farmers, who annually attend the
big fair here, have been looking
forward to the event with more
than usual interest—expecting to
see the governor of course.
But is the governor coming, or
is he not?
Recent news dispatch from Rul
'•igh says that the governor has
accepted only three of 50 speaking
invitations in the state. The Cleve
land fair is not included in the
'hree. although the Wilkes coun
ty fair is. The item from Ral
Governor McLean announced
Wednesday that he hod accepted
‘hree of the fifty invitations to de- \
liver addresses that he found;
awaiting him upon his return from j
his vacation. All of the speeches i
will be this month and before ag- -
ricultural gatherings. The first
will he to the Kirby Farmers’ club
at Conway. Northampton county,
on September 7. September 10 is
the date for the second speech, to
he delivered at a farmers’ picnic
at Friendship, Alamance county.
This address wall he on the dairy
industry, and is expected to con
tain reference to the Governor’s
recent observations in the great
dairying country of Wisconsin
where he spent his vacation. The
third address will he at the
Wilkes county fair at Wilkesboro
on September 30.
In Court House
While Judge Mull was upstairs
holding forth in county court Mon
day a man downstairs saw to it
that the judge would have a docket
Officer McBride Poston coming'
through the court house noted" an
unusual sight, a man considerably
pifflicated and apparently little
caring that just a few feet away
they were trying some of his mere
luckless brother imbibers. Accord
ing to the officer the man was
“soused” and his condition was
such that he w’as removed to the
HOW MUCH COTTON
WILL COUNTY MAKE?
Will Cleveland county this
year make her greatest cot
Many of the county's lead
ing cotton farmers think so.
Others are not so optimistic,
but all agree that a bumper
crop is in the offing despite
Mike I,. Borders, one of
the county’s leading far
mers, wouldn't be surprised
to see the crop total nearer
50,000 bales than 40,000.
John Campbell, connected
with the MoMurry cotton
firm and well versed on cot
ton, says that it will go over
Which are just some opin
ions picked up that make the
coming months appear even
blighter for this section.
Much has been said and written
[>f recent years concerning Cleve
land county's remarkable agricul
tural progress and the advance
ment in rural communities, how
ever statistics showing the pro
gress have never been better as
sembled than in Max Gardner’s re
cent speech to farmers and busi
ness men at a big Gaston county
get-together. Mr .Gardner con
trasted the two counties not with
the idea of belittling compassion,
hut to point out to the great in
dustriai county of Gaston how it
might better feed itself.
The figures assembled and cit
ed by him as head of the Cleve
land county board of agriculture
should prove of general interest to
this county and are well worth
preserving to cite facts in relat
ing the county’s farm standing.
Read these excerpts from the
Shelby man’s list:
“One of the biggest things ever
done for our county was the or
ganization of rural community
non-profit corporations to supply
electric power to our farmers.
This power is supplied * by the
towns and cotton mills at cost,
plus line lossage. Today we have
300 farm homes supplied with elec
tric power and Cleveland is the
best lighted county in America.
We nre rapidly installing running
water, following electric power.
Nothing has approached the social
contentment that has followed in
he wake of electricity in rural
Many Dairy Cows
We have 6759 dairy cows in
Cleveland county and we ship over
five hundred thousand pounds of
creamery butter annually. You
have only 3413 dairy cows in Gas
ton county, with a consuming pub
lic twice as large as Cleveland.
You do not make enough butter in
Gaston to lubricate the palate of
your population for three meals a
week. We have 175,000 laying hens
in Cleveland and 70,000 dozen eggs
in cold storage right now—of
course, all these eggs are not pro
duced at home. You have only 79,
000 laying hens, producing an aver
age of about 60 eggs each, annual
ly. You are woefully deficient in
We shipped, in one week this
year, forty-six thousand dollars
worth of poultry from Cleveland
county to New York, and there is
a continual stream of trucks mov
ing fro Cleveland into Gaston
daily, delivering poultry- and pro
duce to your consumers.
“Cleveland county produces 300
pounds of lint cotton per acre
while Gaston produces 209. We
make 91 pounds more of lint and
182 pounds of seeds, per acre, than
“We have 55 registered Jersey
bulls in Cleveland and are plan
ning to kill every scrub bull that
now survives. We have 27 laying
hens on the average, for every
farm in the county. We warehouse
annually, thirty-five thousand
bushels of sweet potatoes.”
Buy First Bale
Gaffney, September 4.—W. R.
Sarratt, negro farmer of Dravo,
yesterday afternoon brought the
first bale of new Cherokee county
cotton to Gaffney. The Victor Cot
ton Oil company was engaged in
ginning the bale at 5 o’clock yes
This is the third consecutive
year that Sarratt has brought tfie
first bale of new cotton to Gaff
JEALOUS WOMAN *
GOES AFTER HER
RIVAL ON STREET
■Saturday Shopping Crowd Enter- ■;
•taim-d With Climax to M' rtial
Difficulty. Old Score.
A woman once crossed in love nf-i
fairs never forgets her revenge.]
Proof of the proverb was staged!
before a lurge crowd of shoppers!
on a Shelby business street Satur
day when Mrs. Ella Davis, wife of
Tom Davis, borrowed a knife and
chased Mrs. Emma Humphries inter
Efird’s department store, where
thoughtful clerk’s hurriedly closed;
the doors and separated the two?
women, and thereby, perhaps, pro,
vented a more serious incident.
Both women are native of No. 1
township, and behind the incidents
of Saturday, which attracted a
large crowd in a few minutes timeJ
is u story of troubled domestic
relations and “the other woman.1
This time is was the wife gelling!
her revenge—a revenge she had
waited for through a period of
Evidence introduced in the courts
room alleged that about three!
years ago Mrs. Davis’ husband be
came too friendly with the otheii
woman. "Court litigations followed
and apparently the matter waij
closed—and it was not until SaturJ
day when the two women met fued
to face for the first time.
“Forgotten nothing,” stated Mrs!
Mrs. Davis. “Three years ago 1
made up my mind that I would
get her some day and give her &
whipping. Today was my first op!
pnrtunity, and I feel better about
On Busy Street.
While shoppers thronged LaFayf
ette street just opposite the cour
house Saturday morning, the twi
women unintentionally came upoi
each other. Mrs. Davis, according t<
the evidence, stepped over to Perr;
White and asked to borrow hi
pocked knife for a few minutes
Securing the knife the angered wif
i turned and made a dash for tta
opportunity she had been waitinj
three years. The other wo mat
sensing the seriousness of the sit
uation “took to her heels”, in thf
langur go of the street, and fie
north up LaFayette street to Efirdi
where she hurriedly made a turf*
dashed inside and closed the dob]
just before Mrs. Davis reached i
Mrs. Kirby awl Mr. Englis
authorized solicitors for the Brya
Memorial University to be erect«
at Dayton, Tenn., where the Grei
Commoner died while finishing tlj
Scopes trial, are in Shelby thi
week making a canvass for funt
to be used for the erection of.tt
Bryan Memorial university. Th
morning they stated that they he
received much encouragement ai
will spend several more days he:
making personal calls on frieni
of the late W. J. Bryan and adhe:
ents to- the frfhdamentalist fait
The institution which is proposi
for Dayton will cost five millk
dollars and canvassers are covet
ing the whole United States. In t|
past ten months over a half millii
dollars has been secured. Mr. En
lish and Mrs. Kirby came here fro
Asheville and vicinity where tlv
received subscriptions to t
amount of $30,000.
The movement is not denomin
tional but prominent churchm
from every denomination and i
fluential laymen all over the cou
try endorse the movement to bur
this institution “founded upon t“
conviction that the Bible is t
Word of God.” Hundreds of act
of land were given as a site a
half of the five million fund will
used to build and equip the pla
while the other half will be us
Hull Gives Hymnal j
Board as Memorit
As a supplement to the memo:
bulletin board in the church ya
the Presbyterian church, gi
some months ago by L. M.
as a memorial to his wife, a devi
ed church worker, he presented:
the church yesterday a hyml
board which has been placed j
the wall in side the church to !
rear of the choir loft. This hym
board which carries the hymn ni
bers to be sung by the congrq
tipn at each service, will serve
a great convenience to the wor
ipers there. It was accepted by
session of the church yester<
and a vote of thanks was extern
to Mr. Hull for the bc:i.d«