.THE STAR’S REVIEW.
Hallowe’en weather in Western
VOL. XXXIV, No. 128
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, OCT. 25, 1926. Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.
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By carrier, per year (in ad"ance) $3 0(
Carolina. America’s most attractive
The Charlotte chamber of com
su-rce will give on" of the biggtst
lr nquets in the history of the state
.yon honoring a Shelby citizen, O.
Max Gardner. Details of the big
r ffair are given in today’s Star.
Political interest is increasing
over the county. The Democratic
ticket' is published today together
with speaking appointments and
.. formation concerning registra
tion, which was light. Keep posted
on the advance election outlook
through The Star.
Rev. H. K. Boyer returns as pas
tor of Central Mcihodist church.
Other appointments are also in this
issue of The Star.
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Shelby’s young set plans a big oc
casion, rather a hotsy-toty night
for Friday with two dances shed
uled for the Hallowe’en season.
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The Charlotte Highs came to
Shelby last week and secured a re
venge they have bene waiting fen
two years by giving Shelby the lit
tle end of a hard game. A general
survey of the contest appears to
A native-born of Cleveland <?oun
tv will likely be the solicitor at
the next term of court here. R. L.
Huffman, 10 years solicitor, has re
signed and it is likely that Spur
geon Spurting. Democratic nomi
nee will fill out the term,
A letter is before the hoard of
aldermen demanding a continua
tion of the paving program. A news
article sets forth the facts pre
sented by the eomplaint in today’s
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The next district meteing of the
Woman's club will be held in Shel
by, according to news from the
recent session at Forest City.
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I)o you read the ‘‘Little Star^’
Today as in usual issues, they re
late some of the most interctsing
r.ews items of the entire paper.
Rev. John A. Wray
Native of Shelby and Closely Re
lated to Suttle *nd Wray
Rev. John A. Wray, native of
Shelby, has resigned the pastorate
*f the Third Eaptist church at Ov. ■
ensboro, Ky., where r,e has been lo
cated for six yeaTS. His resigna
tion is learned with interest in
Shelby because he is closely relat
ed to the Wray and Suttle families.
Mr. Wray went o Owensboro, Ky.,
from Monroe. After his resig
nation he goes to Hot Springs.
Ark.( for a month’s vacation an.l
rest, after which he will enter upon
his duties at the Eastland Baptise
church, Nashville, Tenn., going to
Nashville where his children can
receive better educational advan
Mr. Wray married a daughter
of Prof. L. R. Mills, instructor at
Wake Forest college before his
death. He is considered one of the
leading ministers in the Southern
Baptist convention and now goes 10
one of the strongest churches.
Light; Voters All
Fixed In Primary
According to the various regis
tration- officials about Shelby and
county the registration for the el
ection on November 2, has been
very light. The registration book.>
closed last Saturday evening.
However, political leaders of
both parties are inclined to believe
that a heavy vote will turn out on
election day. They point out that
Practically nil voters of the county
were already registered, the Dem
ocratic party getting almost solid
ly on the books during the recent
nimaries. The last registration was
fer the most part to accommodate
Pew voters, those coming of ape
since the last registration period,
nr those carelessly failing to regis
ter in the past.
May Be Postponed
So many requests have come to
Supt J. H. Grig<AJ*rom patrons of
rix months schools that the opening
!,ro net prolonged by a special
"f many of the schools may be
postponed for a week, owing to the
harvest of cotton. All schools that
are scheduled to open Monday No
vember 1st, but the opening date
niay be changed to November 8tl<,
according to county Superintendent
<,r'gg. He js today cortferuring
"ith the members of the county
'oard of education to determine
their attitude in the matter. An
nouncement will bo made in Wed
Cotton Crop Placed
New At 17,454,000
'I h»> census department of the
Kjeral. government at 11
o’clock today placed this year’s
cotton crop at 17.154,000, the
largest in the history of the
• cotton industry, hut this was
about * hat the trade had ex
pectcd : id the market held up
well December being off only
1(’> points from the opening, an
hour after the report was made
public. All cf the private esti
mates were under the govern
ment’s figures hut not enough
to materially upset the market.
There had ht an ginned 8,722.
066 baits of cotton up to the
18th of October, so consid
erably less than half of the
crop had gone to the gins when
the figures were taken seven
Husky Queen City Eleven Too
Powerful for Inexperienced
Shelby High Team.
A battered, yet fif?litinj? little
Shelby eleven went down io defeat
before the powerful Charlotte
High team here Friday 16 to 0,
and several thousands fans turn
ed homeward after seeing* the
Queen City youths get sweet re
venge for a game that ended dif
ferently two years ago.
There were some few optimistic
Shelby fans who dared hope for a
local victory until the game near
ed the final whistle, but for once
the “dope" proved correct and
Charlotte outside of one period
proved itself to he two-touchdowns
better than Morris’ little eleven.
However in- that one period the
thousand or more Shelby fans wen
repaid for seeing the game and at
the same time about an equal num
ber of Charlotte supporters trem
bled at the mistake made in consid
ering Shelby easy. Thereafter
Charlott- had too much weight, too
much drive and too many baffling
tactics on ihe offense for the
Shelby team to show up well as a
The hefty Charlotte eleven rank
ed near to the big team of two
years ago, and their teamwork on
the offense was perhaps better,
but facing them in the historic
Shelby uniforms were only a few
shadows of the team Charlotte took
a drubbing from two years ago.
Howard Moore, husky Shelby
| tackle, stood up and fought off lire
i attacks after the remainder of the
Shelby line crumpled and thereby
established himself us just as good
j as any tackle Shelby has ever seen
in action. Laymen Beam. Shelby’s
best all-around grid performer of
the season, likewise contributed his
share, but early in the game Char
lotte learned to run iheir end plays
another way and Beam’s defense
dwindled into slipping around be
hind the other side of the line and
pulling the Charlotte backs down
from the rear, and it was few times
ihat the Chat lotte backs failed to
| signal a lair catch when returning
j punts. Beam always hovered over
; them waiting for the ball to settle
i and after a few attempts at re
! turning it they decided the healtli
j iest way was to keep the Shelby end
| on his feet. Otherwise, _ with the
: exception of Tom Kerr’s deter
mined fight and spirit, the Shelby
eleven failed to shine. Gillespie
and Gardner together with the erip
| pled Whisnant revealed flashes of
: brilliance in the line, but only
: Moore, Beam and Kerr stood up
to the attack from whistle to whis
During the first quarter Shelby
drove out a second-string Char
lotte team and then kept the first
stringers under the shadow of their
own goal until the next quarter.
Mauney fumbled a punt that might
have given Shelby the necessary
encouragement for a touchdown
and thereafter the local offense
sagged. Cook, I,anc<s and Mason,
three of Charlotte’s slashing
backs, pushed two touchdowns over
a crippled, fighting Shelby line,
and in the third period Laslie, big
! Charlotte tackle, dropped back and
! added a field goal from the 30 yard
Charlotte’s drive whether in the
air or on straight line tactics
usually found an opening after one
of two tries and after Cie first
quarter their first downs rolled up
regularly. With Gardner and sev
i oral of the other first-string line
players out all Shelby could offer
| in the closing periods was a stub
born resistance. Long before that
practically all hope of Scoring was
given up. The regular Shelbj line
couldn’t keep the Charlotte defense
from leaking through and nabbing
(Continued on page eight.)
Boyer Returns To Central
| Church-The Appointments
Rev. A. S. Raper Gees To Another Church
And Is Succeeded At LaFayette Street
Rev. T. J. Johnson.
A telephone/ message to Tin
Star at noon today from Gastonia,
where the Western Carolina Meth
odist conference is in session, gave
the appointments for the Shelly
Dr. Hugh K. Boyer, present pas
tor of Central church here, was re
turned by the conference as pastor
for next; year. This was generally
j expected by local Methodists, who
1 wanted Dr. Boyer back. The only
| i barge locally is at the La Fayette
; Street church, where Rev. A. S,
i Raper is'succeeded by Rev. T, J.
Johnson. The message did not state
i to which church Rev. Mr. Raper
j will go. Rev. Mr. Johnson, one of
i the veteran ministers of the con
; ference, is known to quite a num
] her of local Methodists who con
1 sidcr him one of the most popular
! pastors in the conference,
i Rev. D. P. Waters returns for
another year to the Shelby circuit.
Rev. J. W. Fitzgerald goes to the
Bel wood charge; Rev. O. P. Adev
icturns to Kings Mountain, and
Rev. F. M. Needham goes to the
The complete appointments for
the Shelby district are. Presiding
elder C. S. Kirkpatrick; Belmont,
Main street— R. E. Ilinshaw; Bel
mont Park—M. W. Dargan; Bel
wood—J. \Y. Fitzgerald; Bessemer
Citv—C, R. Ross; Chorryville—R.
F. Mock; Cherryville circuit—J. E.
B. Houser; Cramerton—R. H. Pen
nington; Crouse— J. B. Fitzgerald;
Dallas—C. O. Kennerly; Gastonia,
East End—C. M. Campbell; Frank
lin avenue-—H. II. Robbins; Mair>
.street—F. J. Prettyman; Maylo—
R. T. Stabler; Smyre—C. H. Moser;
Trinity—J. R. Warren; West End—
J. N. Randall; Goodsonville—R. I .
Forbis; Kings Mountain—O. F.
Ader; Lincolnton—W. B. Wes!.,
Lincclnton circuit—J. W. Bennett;
Lowell—A. C. Tippet; Lowesville—
T. A. Plyler; McAdenville—D. F.
Carver; Mt. Holly—E. E. William
son; Polkville—F. M. Needham;
Rock Springs—R. C. Kirk; Shelby
Central—H. K. Boyer; La Fayette
street—T. J. Johnson; Shelby cii
euit—1). P. Waters; South Fork—
W. J. Miller; Stanley—G. G.
Adams. Missionary to Japan—I. L.
Democratic Candidates For
State And District Ofiices
Shelby Is Worse
Thai! The Sahara
Omcomi! V.’hat a wicked,
backward, ignorant litlle town
this must be. despite the fact
that mere than half the pop
ulation belong* to Mine church
and that it is so law-abiding
that less policemen are needed
according to population than
any other town in North Caro
Yes. this is a wild, wooly
burg judging from the follow
ing editorial appearing in the
Liberty, a national “maga
zine of religious freedom:”
"Tony I’orcelli, of Shelby,
N. C., was arrested for per
mitting his danghter to do the
family washing on Sunday.
The Sacramento Bee, in com
menting on this affair, says
that “districts where such
conditions prevail are no more
American than is the Sahara
Desert a choice for human
habitat ion.” Such incidents
are a blot upon the fair es
cutcheon of the charter of
American freedom and human
rights. Where is our boasted
religious liberty when civil
officers are so prejudiced and
intolerant toward those whose
religious views are different.”
! In Various Sections
Politics is warming up in
‘ Cleveland county and this week j
j the Democrats will make a rapid
\ campaign to present the Democratic I
j claims for victory rn Tuesday No
i vember 2nd. Hon. A. L. Bulwinkle,
Democratic nominee for congress
' will speak at Lawndale Wednesday
evening, October 27th at 7 o’clock.
Hon. Spurgeon Spurling, nominee
for district solicitor and native of '
the Fallston section will address
the voters in that vicinity at Falls
ton Friday evening October 20th
at 7 o’clock.
Hon. Clyde R. Hoey speaks at
Kings Mountain Friday evening
October 29th at 7:30. Hon. A. L.
Brooks of Greensboro speaks in
the court house in Shelby Friday i
evening October 29th beginning at
7:30 o’clock. Messrs. Hoey and
Brooks are not candidates for any
office but both are prominent in
i state affairs and giving much of
their time to this campaign.
Death Of Infant At '
The many friends of Mr. and Mrs
Hayne Patterson, jr., will sympa
thise with them in the los sof their
new-born infant, Mary Agnes Pat
terson who passed away at the
home of the parents at Patterson
Springs Monday morning about 10
o’clock. The child was the second
of Mr. and Mrs. Patterson and only
five days old. A heart trouble is
supposed to be the cause of the
child’s death. Funeral services will
probably be held Tuesday.
The Star is in receipt of an of
ficial list of the Democratic candi
dates for state offices, for posi
tions solicitor and for Congress in
the various dis-.ricts and presents
them to its reader1 with a decree
of pride. Look them over be for c
the general election Tuesda> No
Democratic Candidates on Slate
For U. S. senator—Lee S. Over
For member of corporation com
mission—Allen J. Maxwell.
For chief justice of Supreme
court: Walter P. Stacy.
For associate justices of the Su
preme court: Heriot Clarkson. W.
I J. IWgden, William J. Adams.
For Judge Superior Court.
1 Third district—Garland E. MiU
Fouii.li ditsrict—Frank A. Dan
Fifth district—R. A. Nunn.
Seventh district—W. C. Harris.
Eleventh district—Raymond G.
Thirteenth District—A. M. Stack.
Fifteenth district—J. M. Oglesby.
Seveneenth district—Thomas B.
Eighteenth district —Michael
Nineteenth district—P. A. Mc
Twentieth district—W’alter E.
Candidates for Solicitor.
First district—Walter L. Small.
Third—R. Hunt Parker.
District—Clawson L. Williams.
Fifth—D. Mf Clark.
Sixth—James A. Powers.
Seventh—Leon S. Brassfield.
Ninth—T. A. McNeill.
Tenth—W. B. Umstead.
Eleventh—S. Porter Graves.
Twelfth—J. F. Spruill.
Thirteenth—F. Donald Phillips.
Fourteenth—John G. Carpenter.
Fifteenth—Zeb V. Long.
Sixteenth—L. S. Spurling.
Seventeenth—J. A. Rousseau.
Eighteenth—J. W. Pless, jr.
Nineteenth—Robert M. Wells.
Twentieth—Grover C. Davis.
Candidates for Congress.
First—Lindsay C. Warren.
Second—John H. Kerr.
Third—Charles L. Abernethy.
Fourth—Edward W. Pou.
Fifth—Charles L. Stedman.
Sixth—Homer L. Lyon.
Seventh—William C. Hammer.
Eighth—Robt. L. Doughton.
Ninth district—A. L. Bui winkle.
FLORIDA SENTENCES A
. WOMAN TO DEATH
For the first tiiAe in Florida’s
history a woman was sentenced to
electrocution Friday. Judge Sim
mons pronounced the sentence upon
Mrs. Bertha Hall, 36, a plain look
ing housewife, accused of indicting
her alleged 22 year old lover to
kill her husband, J. H. Hall, a3
the husband lay in a drunken
stupor outside their home. Gordon
Denmark, the confessed killer, was
also sentenced to death.
SHELBY Dllll GET
i NEXT MEETISG OF
Club Federation H. ; Fine Meeting
in Forest City. Mrs. Connor
ItutherfordtoP, Oct. 22. The
i Fourth District convention, North
; Carolina FecJcraiion Women1!
dubs which was hold in Forest
City Friday was a great sucres .
More than 250 ladies attended the
i meeting from the four counties of
| Gaston, Lincoln, (Cleveland and
1 leutherford, representing some:
1 wenty-odd dubs. Mrs. Frank El !
; ( hamberlain, president, of Lincoln*
The morning session begun with
an address of welcome to the; coun
ty of County Superintendent Clyde
A. Erwin. Mrs. I). H. Sutton spoke
for Forest City, the hostess club,
while Mrs. .lame- Abernethy, jr.,
of Lincolnton, responded. The sec
ond vice-president, Mrs. Fi. H. Wi!-1
liamson of Fayetteville, made a ,
most interesting address. The mes
sage of Mrs. E. L. McKee, stale
president, of Sylvia, was a feature
of the- morning session. She urged
the ladies to exorcise the right to
vote and to stand by the state wel
Mrs. Kate Burr Johnson, state
commissioner of charities and pub
lic welfare, was Hie principal
speaker for the afternoon session.
She urged a survey of women in
industry in tho state, told why it
was needed, discussed mother’s aid
and the need for its enlargement,
aiseusseci me legisiau-ve program
of the Federation and the state
board of charities and urged the;
ladies to stand back of the pro
gram and to be sure and vote on j
A most interesting feature of:
the afternoon session were reports |
from all the clubs in the district,1
showing their varied activities. !
The attendance prize went to Mar. ;
pelah Woman’s club. The conven-:
tion voted to go to Shelby nex„ j
year, Gastonia also put in a bid
for the convention but the Cleve
land capital won. Mrs. Connor was
elected president for next year.
The club adjourned laie in the aft
ernoon, after a most busy sessioi
Resolutions of thanks were passed j
for the many courtesies extended '
by the Foret City club and the pec- j
pie generally for Forest City.
B. A. Putnam Dies
At Home In Waco
Aged Citizen Drops Dead in Gar
den. Third in Family to Die
In Short Time.
Mr. B. A. Putnam. prominent
aged citizen of Waco, suddenly
dropped dead while plowing in his
garden at the Putnam home at,
Waco last week. Funeral and burial j
services were held at the Waco
Baptist church last Thursday after
This is the third bereavement in
the Putnam family in the last few
months. Charles Putnam, a son,
died only two weeks ago, and the
wife of the elder Putnam died not
so long ago.
The deceased is survived by two
sons and one daughter: Mr. J. L.
Putnam, of Lincolnton, Mr. Marvin
Putnam of Waco, and Mrs..Erwin,
.of Forest City.
The bereaved family has the sym
pathy of hundreds of friends iu
this and adjoining counties.
Mrs. Graham Morrison of Mac
pelia, was a Shelby visitor on Fri
day spending the day with her
mother, Mrs. J. T. Gardner.
Quite a number of Shelby 1 aot
ball fans attended the Wake For
est-Davidson game *n Charlotte on
When Queen Marie of Rumania ar.
lived ill A i'.f iiva she expressed :»
for.une' :. fi r pancakes. The reporters
•asked her how many she nto "One
a time." was her clever answer
; ;■ " . . . a > .
First Locomotive in Virginia
Tills Is the Ills! h«tmi"Uve n.M-d in Virginia. the "Thonm. Jeffe
it was shown in u intitule nl the Philadelphia 8 »m|Ul'Cefltenntol
engine niix ti|KruU'd first In I:>Sr> lien. It M. Colm of 1 Ijiri.-oiihut
and Ugorge \V. Stunner. of lUltimmo. urc on the float
Charlotte To Honor Shelby j
Citizen With Big Banquet
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Will Peek Out
Autumn: The trees are turn
ins: brown. That's frost.
Autumn: The people are
turning blue. That’s eleven
Autumn: The Republicans are
turning .green. That's fear.
Autumn: Oscar Suttle is
blushing. That's the reflection
from his new red tie.
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A newcomer M the world,
looking at the trees, would
say: Those poor trees are
turning brown, they are dying.
They will live only a. few days.
But a wise man knows they
will bloom out agaiv in the
spring. What they arc getting
ready to do now is to take a
well earned rest.
What the Blue sports need
to do is to take a lesson from
the trees. Good timrs will
come again; we'll all have
money for sundaes and red
neckties once more.
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Read history and you won't
be blue very long. San Fran
cisco had its earthquake and
Chicago its fire, and the world
its war. And it rjl ended with
most things right side up. In
the long run everybody will be
better off for taking a jewel
or.twooutof King Cotton
crown. The time for a new
king is about due.
Often In State
O. Max Gardner, Shelby states
man, is being used by the Demo
cratic committee in many parts of
the state during the present cam
The following is Mr. Gardner’s
speakirg schedule for this week as
issued from Raleigh:
Rowan county, October 25, Sal
isbury, at courthouse. 7:30; For
syth county, October 26, Winston
Salem, at 7:45; Davidson county,
October 27, Thomasville; Catawba
county, October 28. Hickory; Bun
combe county, October 29, Ashe
ville; McDowell county, October
(By Jno. F. Clark and Co.)
The government at 11 o’clock
today estimated the cotton crop at
17,454,000 bales. There . had been
ginned up to September 15 8,722,
000 bales, or less than half of the
crop. At noon New Y'ork cotton
was quoted as follows:
January 12.11; March 12.37; May
12.50; July 12.79; December 12.04.
Liverpool 12:30—^December 18,
January 16, March 10 American
points lower than due. Soot sales
Central and eastern belt showers
over Sunday. Forecast is for fair
and warmer weather over belt ex
cept Caroijnas and Georgia, fair
and cooler. George is organizing
its cooperation unit to finance 400,
000 bales in the scheme to retire
four million bales over the South.
Eugene Meyer at Atlanta again
warned growers and others not to
get panicky over the government
figures to be issued today. Mod
erate business in Worth street.
Southern spot markets sold 58,
1000 bales Saturday, Dallas 11.35;
Max Gardner Will be Guest of Hon
or at Chamber of Commerce
The following from the Char
lotte Sunday Observer is of interest
to the hundreds of local friends of
O. Max Gardner:
“Fifteen hundred invitations to
leading North Carolinians to attend
a dinner here November t>, at the*
chamber of commerce in honor of
O. Max Gardner, of Shelby, former
lieutenant governor and prospec
tive governor, will go out from
Charlotte Monday morning in the1
name of the membership of the ■
Charlotte chamber of commerce j
The invitations will bring togeth
er, it is estimated, leaders in fi- ■
nance, commerce, law. education,!
und other fields of endeavor.
“The invitations will go to prac
tically all state officials, including
Governor A. W. McLean and Lieut.
Gov. J. Elmer Long, members of
the council of state, the Supreme
court, the 20 superior court judges.
United States Senators Overman
and Simmons, the ten North Car
olina congressmen, State Chair
man John W. Dawson of the Dem
ocratic executive committee an.l
members of the Mecklenburg coun
“Others to be invited include
presidents of the Southern railway,
the Seaboard Air line, Norfolk dr.
Southern, Norfolk and Western,
Atlantic Const line, and Piedmont
and Northern railway, presidents
of colleges of the state: presidents
of the Charlotte civic clubs, and |
heads of the city and county gov-'
“Invitations will also go to lead-■
ers in the North Carolina newspa
per world h"d 10 a few outside news
paper inert. Among the editors from !
out of the state invited to attend j
the affair will be Richard II. Ed -1
monds, of Baltimore, editor of the■
Manufacturer’s Record. Among thej
invited North Carolina newspaper
men will be editors-ln-chief, spe-1
cial correspondents, managing edi- j
tors and reporterial stars.”
Big Series Player
Sees Local Game1
Among the several thousand
spectators witnessing the Charlotte
Shelby game here Friday was ono
who brought to the gridiron
memories of the recent World
Series classic. The visitor was
none other than “Charlotte’s own
Big Ben Paschal,” premier pinch
hitter of the New York Yankee
Paschal displayed occasional
flashes of interest in the pigskin
scramble, but devoted much of his
time to chatting with numerous
Removing Body Of
According to a letter received
here by Miss Judith Bostic, the
body of Rev. Pleasant Bostic who
died early this year in Chinn of ty
phus fever, will bo removed Wed
nesday from the cemetery at the
hospital where he died in Kweieth,
China, to his former home in Po
chow, China. Double funeral serv
ices will be held there Wednesday,
a service in English during the.
day and a service in the Chinese
language at night. His widow who
; is a native of V:rginia wil* start for
I America the last of this month to
make her home in this country.
ID SPUING IS
Vative of County May be Appoin
cd by McLean. Morganton
Man Served 10 Years.
Shelby and Cleveland coui4
take quite a bit of interest in a
announcement coming out of M01
yanton during the past week. Th
announcement is to the effect thi
R. L. Huffman, for 10 years Supe
ior court solicitor of this distri
has resigned* and that Spurgeon !
^purlin, Democratic nominee ar
native of this county, will likely i
appointed by Governor McLean
complete the term.
The dispatch from ILfffgJtntt
“R. L. Huffmar,, who has be*
solicitor in the 16th judicial distri
for the past 10 years, today tfei
lered his resignat#>n to Govern
McLean in the following telegrart
“ ‘ The arduous and exacting di
tics of the office of solicitor whit
for more than 10 years I have et
deavored to perform, have imppjl
cd my health and I therefore her
by tender you my resignation j
solicitor of the 16th judicial dl
trict and request that you acce
same at once and name my succd
sor. I thank you sincere*/ for yo1
many kindnesses to me.’
u nas Dcen Known here $
some time that on account of h
health Solicitor Huffman was eoi
templating resigning and the »
nouncement will not be a great su
prise. It is expected that Gove
nor McLean will name L. S. Spu
ling, of Lenoir, who won the Dern
cratic nomination for solicitor
the June primary, to fill Mr. Huf
man’s unexpired ,term. Mr. Huf]
man was not a candidate in th
Property Owners Through Attq
neys Call Attention to Work
on Graham Street.
Attorneys Peyton McSwain a
C. B. McBrayer have filed a leti
with the city board and city atte
ney demanding some action
connection with paving alleged
have been obligated on Graha
street, east and west.
The letter reads:
“As attorneys for property ow
ers on West Warren, East Graha
and West Graham streets fro
McBrayer street to Tuartin str«
we demand immediate action ,
your part in paving said street
carrying our your obligations whii
are shown on your records, to wi
your ordinance of March 2, 19
providing for the paving of ea
of the above streets, upon whi
your bond issue was predicated,
“The citizens on above stree
feel outraged because part of t
money so obtained has been usi
for other purposes, all of whit
they feel is not only illegal, but, U
“For these reasons we have beg
employed to take whatever ceil
is necessary to protect the jqteres
of our clients, and this letter1 is
notify you that unless the pavia
program is resumed and assuran
given us that all of the abo
streets will be paved, that we w
bring an action in the courts
protect our interests. This suit w
be filed Tuesday morning, Octob
26th 1926, unless you give us t
requested assurance before th
Mr. Paxton, Handle
Mr. G. C, Paxton is dead. Paxt<
the handle manufacturer. Th<
sands of farmers have used Ps
ton handles and found them to
perfectly satisfactory. In evi
handle Mr. Paxton put quali
The timber he selected was the b<
and the skill of wormman<hip w
without an equal. Mr. Past©
handles were so well and favoral
known that they were on. const*
demand) and he found a ready s;
for his output, which was used
Mr. Paxton died Saturday mo
ing at 8 o’clock at his home on
Cleveland Springs property east
Shelby. The funeral was coi’.duc
at the home Sunday morning at
o’clock by Rev. H. EoWaldrop, i
the interment was at Elizabt
Baptist church. He is survived
his wife and five children Osw
Wade and Rhoe, Mrs. Dorcas C*
by and Mrs. Cade Crosby. Mr. P
ton was 74 years, ten months \
nine days old a most faithful w
er, an honest workman who c«j
always1 be relied upon by those >
had dealings with him.
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