' late News
,.har!r< A. Lindbergh yesterday
out his tour of the nati0l>
he„ he swung down to Mitch
Tfirlil N. V.. he completed a 22,
«0-rr»i:c air tour in which he had
*\n s(,,,n by countless thousands
rSl along with his plane. Spirit of
T^uis had been given a recep
ij# unequalled in America.
j Mrs i ranees Grayson, second
! ‘ ru an women to attempt a trans
itlantic flight, hopped off again
* dJV niorning in her plane “The
n but after 10 hours returned
Hie OW Orc hard. Me., field, being
"rf(d back by a heavy fog and a
(ir( Us clav is circus day, and there
„„ other like it.. Numerous cars
■creamed out of Shelby and Cleve
Ld eountv today en route to C'har
tottc to see the big circus—a com
bination of Barnum and Bailey and
Sunday School Workers of Town
ship Meet Wednesday Night.
Another Meet at Kings Mt.
A convention of the Sunday
jeh'to; workers in the Shelby town
ship will be held at the First Bap
tist' church here on Wednesday
night October 23. beginning at 7:30
o’clock On Thursday night a sim
ilar meeting will be held at the
Presbyterian church in Kings
Mountain. These meetings are for
Sunday school of all denominations
in the county.
At each meeting Mr. D. W. Sims;
general .superintencVrit of the state
Sunday school association. will
speak on the subject of ‘’Meeting
•Three of the Sunday School's
Greatest Needs.” Another speaker
booked is Miss Flora Davis, of Ra
leigh. who will talk on Sunday
school work with the children.
C T Stanley, of Fallston. is presi
dent o: the County Sunday school
association and J. F. Ledford, of
Shelby, is secretary. J. S. McKnight
is president of the Shelby township
ground, and W. A. Ridenhour heads
the Kings Mountain group.
The program for the meeting here
Wednesday evening follows:
| 7:30—Devotional—Dr. H. K. Coy
7:45—The Sunday school meeting
the needs . of the children—Miss
|Ron Davis. Raleigh, associate sup
erintendent North Carolina Sunday
! school association.
815—Song. Record of attend
8.25—Meeting three of the Sun
day school's greatest needs. Mr. D.
W Sims. Raleigh, general superin
tendent North Carolina Sunday
900—Election of officers.
His Farm And Car
Kept Tillett Poor
Stai l.ditorial Brings Demand lor
Tiilctt Article on Gentleman
Ancm The Star's recent editorial
[ Aevyer Tillett having a hard
time keeping Farmer Tillet: going
ll.ore has been many inquiries. The
Tslc.t \iews are expressed in the
"I v as 70 years old a few lay. ago
|nd-fee' a.-, fit as a fiddle”, said Hon
Charles W. Tillett, leader of the
Cluuto't c. bar wh0 was jn Sleigh
* prol* ssional business Wedr.esai
1 possess, health t nd bodily vigor. 1
•ttnbute this good health to two
1. To my dai y visits to my
*ttle ;ann. and 2, to the fact that
kniy i let age I have grown a thic.c
“ f winch renders me well-night
ytrvih'' to the barbed arrows of
Pfy or misfortune. I advise my
®IPnas 11 L ey desire good hea th to
P^tss a larm. If they prefer wealth
■ ,c‘ 01 h-alth, piactice .a-.’ and
Hit!; to it. But in any e/hn. as
®e prime prerequisite of happiness
tun longevity grow a thick hide."
Mr Tillett was asked if the state
Jjrat by Wade H. Harris that he
®“(ie money farming was correct.
N° he answered, "not in money.
now out at t^e Tillett farm
ire now grow’ng at least 12
Pieties of edible vegetables. Be
ucs ’‘Wi ‘here are such things as
^kry,.!,.; uoe, win*rj radishes Chi
ard tiie like, that *
11 leady for the table ar.ii w: 11
1 tlr«ugh the winter. Ther is not
L -v ln the year when I do not
fa m irom the farm at least four
‘ fr,‘nt things to eat,—in the
season often as many as
-all o; them first class,
n « tompany of friends some
I. nills a§o we began discussing fads
I nave the most moral and
« uijst expensive fad in all the
ta rt«V guessed and guessed
r a!l in vain. Finally I startled
^ m by exclaiming; ‘It’s a farm!'
^ then added: "I have two auto
^l!es c»d a farm. If I had neith
• a probably be one of the rich
i m. i ,n cha-lotte, but these lux
together keep me humble and
1 la tact, it’s about all Lawyer
'll 1 can do to keep Farmer Til
*ut' !c'ally, the farm does pay an
se profit—not in money, but
which is above rubies.'
i $ V1
By mail, per year (in advar?w)—$2.5*
By carrier. Der year (in advance I 23 M
| ”33 Names on Petitions Already in
MeSwain’s Office, He Says.
Other Petitions Out.
Shelby’s recall movement
shoved its way back into the
limelight again over the week
end with the report that the
first petition in the series for a
recall of city officials will be
presented to the coC.ity board of
elections during the week.
Fcr several days very little had
been heard of the recall movement
and one rumor, perhaps from an op
| posing faction, had it that the re
| call heat was cooling. Reports today
i were to the contrary.
Peyton McSwain, recall attorney,
stated just after noon today that pe
titions turned into his office over
i the week end contained 733 names
: by actual count. This is 133 more
; names than is lequired to secure
! an election, the attorney states.
The next move, he says, will be to
| check over the names on the peti
i tions and see if all are qualified
i voters or have the right to sign the
petition. Several of the petitions, it
■ was also stated, are still out and
! these contain around 50 or more
i names, according to the report.
Asked as to. when he would turn
the petitions over to the county
board of elections Attorney McSwain
stated that he would likely do so
this week, or just as soon as he can
check over the names.
Cctton was quoted at noon today
on New York exchange. ^
October 19.53. December 19.56;
January 19.26. Saturday's close Oc
tober 19.48. December 19.63. Janu
New York Oct. 24—Liverpool 12:15
p. m. December 14, January 2,
March 12, May 12 American points
better than dqe, spot sales 7,000.
middling 11.09 vs. same Saturday.
Cotton weather over week end
I clear, forecast fair for all cotton
states except east Texas partly
Memphis special says reports to
Commercial Appeal indicates little
or no change in cotton crop pros
pects since October first, that not
much of a top crop is expected any
| where and that this crop is a July
crop very little having been added
: to it since.
Secretary Hester in an exhaustive '
statement charges department of |
agriculture with using figures in
carry-over "which on their face are
Members of the New Orleans Cot
ton Trade association assert that ;
the departments figures are proven I
787.900 bales too large.
Worth street had a quiet week, so
did Manchester, according to Jour
nal of Commerce cable.
Proctor & Gamble crop guesi 13,
375,000 bales. Think market has iiad
its decline and look for it to do bet
SERVED IN AIRPLANE
London—One of the first wed
ding breakfasts ever eaten in the
air was consumed some thousands
of feet above the English Channel.
When two honeymooners, Mary
Lessing, of London, and a young
American, Carlos Stuart, of New
Orleans, were married at St. Mary
le-Strand they went straight to
Croydon aerodrome where a special
machine was awaiting them.
In the cabin was a table set for
two. A waiter hovered discreetly
near. The love repast consisted of
oysters, an iced soup, a chicken.
LOCKS AND KEYS
Paris.—Round garters are trim
med in a novelty shop here with
jeweled pins and representing a lit- J
tie lock and key. The key goes on I
one garter and the lock—compiete
even to keyhole—on the other. An
other garter trimming is a jeweled
initial. Lingerie shops show many
elaborate hose supports for wear
with negligees. A shop specializing
in pajamas has matching half
socks for the silk trousers.
A party composing store managers
of the J. C. Penney company, and
their wives, from near-by points,
were guests in Shelby Sunday of
Mr and Mrs. E. E. Scott, Mr. Scott
loc;i 1 Penney manager. The visitors
Included Mr. and Mrs. T. G. Sher
bindy of Concord; Mr. and Mrs.
M. W. Risley, of .Greenwood. S. C.;
also Mr. and Mrs. A. V. Burleson,
who are ir Sheloy prefatory .i Mr
Burleson's opening a new Penney
store in Monroe. The party inspect
ed the newly arranged Penney store
here and gave highly gratifying
praise to Mr, Scott for the new set
..A Brave General Is Executed in Mexico
This remarkable picture .shows the actual execution of General Itueda Quijano. after his court
r. e.udl and conviction on charges of rebelling against the government, General Quijano Is shown
.v-v-ng just before the rifles <>f the soldiers are about to spit death. Mis eyes unbandaged, fhe geu
' waved to a group of newspaper men and bade the tiring squad conit closer.
Average Driver Of Ai
This State Sot
Urge Legion Posts
To Attend Meeting
All members of the American le
gion posts at Kings Mountain and
Grover have been invited to attend
the big rally of cx-service men to be
held in the court house here Friday
night at 7:30 o’clock. In fact, all
ex-service men in the entire section
are urged to be present. As has
been announced before Congress
man Bulwinkle, an ex-service man
of Gasionia. will be the principal
speaker, and many prominent ex
service men will be here from other
NO LOSS BV FI
No Damage by Fire Here in. Sep
tember. Fire tbss iti the
State Climbs up.
The demon fire failed to nip Shel
by's purse in September.
According to the monthly report
from the office of Insurance Com
missioner Stacey Wade. Shelby
along with a score of other towns
in North Carolina was not damaged
by lire during the month. Lincoln
ian was also in the list not having
Several lar~e fires occurred during
September shoved the state's loss
up substantially as compared with
the report for August, Commissioner
Wade reveals in the fire loss, re
During September there were 145
fires with a property loss of $71t3 1560
as against 129 fires and property loss
of $179,574 during the previous
Shelby Boys On
Tom Kerr,, Honor Winner Here, Pi
lots Freshman Team at State.
Two former Shelby High stars
nroke into their first college fooioi ll
games Saturday when Tommy Kerr,
1PJ6 quarterback here. *ed the N. C.
State fresh eleven against the V.
M I freshmen, and Mar Connor,
i.ited as Shelby's best all-around ;
gridder, performed for Marvin ■
Hitch's Rutherford college eleven 1
against Belmont Abbey. Kerr the
lightest man on the squad, made
the State fresh eleven through his I
head-work and steady grind, ac
cording to reports. He was winner of j
the highest honors for boys at the j
high schorl here last year. Connor
made one of the touchdowns for
Rutherford college in the victory
over the Catholics.
Melvin Peeler, another Shelby
High picduct, played at end part |
of the time for Duke against Navy, j
and Hugh Arrow cod was at his us- j
ual wing berth for Davidson .'.gainst
Missing Girl Of
Shelby Is Found
Asheville.—Pretty Eva Parris. 18
year-old blonde daughter of B. K. j
Parris, of Shelby, who mysteriously !
disappeared from the home of icla- ;
tives here with whom her family is
staying temporarily, was safely Dack j
in the fold, sadder and wiser. j
A timid 'boy tramp’ took refuge in j
a home in the Asheville suburbs last ,
night explaining that he was on a !
hike around the world. Eva’s pertty i
blonde hair had been clipped like a
boys and she wore boy’s clothing ‘
Police were asked to investigate the !
boy tramp and found Eva Parris. J
She said she was "fed up” and want ;
ed to get away from it all.
ito In Wreck In
ier, But Plain Careless
Raleigh.—Your average automo
bile driver in North Carolina who
has an accident is not drunk. He is
plain careless. He drives in the day
time. on Sunday. His automobile is
in good condition. He drives on a
straight, dry road on a clear day.
He is over 25 years old and has had
more than a year's driving exper
ience. He does not keep to the right
of the road, and drives a passenger
“Just plain carelessness,” W. C.
Spruill, Assistant Deputy Commis
sioner of Motor Vehicles, North
Carolina department of Revenue,
said as he put his last pencil mark
on a maze of figures on his Septem
ber chart, a report of automobile ac
cidents in North Carolina during
September. He is working coopera
tively with the United States bureau
A total of 4C4 persons were killed
or injured in last month's automo
bile accidents, 67 from collision with
pedestrians, 222 collided with auto
mobiles, 14 with horse-drawn vehi
cles, 12 with railroad trains. 18 wdth
some fixed object, two with bicycles.
68 were in on-collision accidents, in
the previous month, 483 persons
■ were killed or injured.
Of the 44 in the September acci
dent toll, 61 were killed and 343 in
jured. Nineteen met death walking
in the path of machines, 13 were
killed when two cars collided, 15 in
“death cars" ran into objects other
than automobiles, nine were hurled
into eternity in collisions of auto
mobile and train.
Of the 445 automobiles involved in
the September accidents, 410 were
in apparent god condition, with only
85 having defective 'brakes, defective
steering mechanism, glaring head
lights, puncture or blowouts.
There were 414 "he" drivers in
September's accidents; 31 "sites'’
Sundays saw 73 accidents, Mondays,
39; Tuesdays. 36; Wednesdays. 39;
Thursdays 38; Fridays, 43; Satur
days, 48. Friday, however, is the big
day for fatal accidents, totaling 14.
Most of those in the accident list
drove on the wrong side of the road,
did not have the right of way, and
some drove off the roadways, and
were exceeding the speed limit.
But 28 commercial cars, eight mo
torcycles, seven omnibuses, were in
volved in accidents w’hile 400 pas
sengers cars were.
And by a seeming paradox from
popular supposition, the record
shows but two taxicabs out of 445
motor vehicles involved in accidents.
Going After Dogs
With No City Tags
Chief Richards Says Untagged Dogs
In Shelby Will Be Checked
On This Week.
The family automobile may have
its tag, but if the family hound has
not a Shelby city tag about .his neck,
better watch out.
That's the word from Police
"Beginning this week we’re going
over the town and where dogs
have no tags the owner will be pros
ecuted or the dog killed,” the police
chief stated. “Everybody has had
ample time to purchase tags and
the ordinance is to be enforced.”
Jones Family Free
In Shooting Case
Charlotte.—Prosecution of a pub
lic nuisance warrant against Mr.
and Mrs. Frank Jones. Common
wealth avenue, in whose ' home a
shooting fray between rural police
officers and the alleged boot
leggers took place some time ago,
has been dropped since it was found
that Mrs. Jones has moved away
and Mr. Jones is in the hospital at
Rutherfordton, following automobile
accident. It was revealed‘by Magis
trate L. M. McAllister, before whom
the warrant was sworn out by O. A.
Ritch, Lloyd Belk and J. Van Dun
can. former neighbors of Mr. and
Possessions of Colored Family go up
In Smoke. Mother On Ferris
Wheel at Time.
A night of gaiety at the Cleve
land county colored fair Saturday
night proved costly to John and
j Cora Spencer, colored tenants on the
! farm of Register A. F. Newton.
While the parents were enjoying the
midway at the fair grounds their
home together with its contents was
destroyed by fire and one of the sev
eral children left at home was pain
fully burned according to reports.
The mother was riding on the
feiris wheel when told that her
home had been burned and that one
of her children was injured, accord
j ing to Officer Bob Kendrick.
| Acording to reports here the
Spencers left home early in the ev
ening to attend the fair, leaving sev
eral children by themselves. In some
way a fire originated in the house
and although the small “children
tried to carry water and put out the
blaze it spread over the house and
ir a short time destroyed It togeth
er with everything inside. Just how
th°e one child was burned is not
! known, but all managed to get out
[of the house. The family dog was
In addition to the household pos
sessions Register Newton says that
\ around 600 to 800 pounds of cotton
picked by his tenants and stored in
' the house was also burned. The
house was a four-room structure
and a small amount of insurance
! was carried on it.
Aged Veteran Falls
But Up And Going
M. F. Hull, aged and beloved Con
federate veteran of the county who
will celebrate his 93rd birthday on
.Thursday of this week, fell down a
i flight of steps at the home of his
granddaughter. Mrs. Z. J. Thomp
* son on West Marion street Sunday,
but was practically unhurt. He was
up and going a short time after the
fall, being a man of remarkable vi
i tality and vigor for a man of his
age. He missed a step and fell head
i long down a flight of five or six
j steps. With a determination that
has characterized his life, he was
I soon up and going again.
Learns How Her Son
! Was Killed In War
Chicago—Mrs. Ver Long, gray
haired gold star mother from
Harrisburg, Pa., last week learn
; cd for the first time how George
her only son, was killed in
France nearly ten years ago.
Mrs. Long came here to attend
the first division veterans’ re
union hoping to find someone
who was with her son, a mem
ber of Company A, Fifth Field
Artillery, when he met death.
She timidly approached Hugh
Banks, Cicero, 111., and Fred
! CUff, Farmington, Mich.
I “Did you," she inquired, “did
you know George Long.”
“We certainly did,” both men
chorused, their faces sobering.
“Did you see him killed?” she
asked, and when they nodded, she
added, “won’t you please tell
“George,” said Cliff, “was
with seven others who were kill
ed bringing rations to the front
when a shell burst, we were just
“Thank you so much,” she
said. A few minutes later she
was in a corner of the hotel
lobby crowded with laughing
veterans. She was crying softly.
Messrs. C. R. and John W. Dog
gstt and Ves Cline left last night for
Atlanta, Ga., on a business trip.
BAPTIST S. SCHOOLS
LAUNCH m MOVE
FOR ENTIRE SOUTH
G. G. Pace Is Chairman and II. T.
Fall* Secretary-Treasurer of
The Kings Mountain Baptist Sun
[day School association, an organi
zation the like of which does not
exist within the scope of tlie South
ern Baptist convention, was organ
ized here Sunday afternoon at the
First Baptist church, at the sugges
tion of Editor G. G. Page, of the
Kings Mountain Herald, an enthusi
astic authority on Sunday school
work. Editor Page had summoned
the superintendents of the various
Sunday schools of the Kings Moun
tain association to meet here and go
over his plan. It was evolved by Mr
Page while doing Sunday school
work in Eastern Carolina and sub
mitted to the Sunday school head
quarters which quickly adopted it
for use throughout the South. Its
purpose is to bridge the chasm be
tween the Sunday schools and the
S. S. board, to unify the work and
bring closer together tiie Sunday
schools and churches, emphasize the
standard of excellence in Sunday
schools and foster the work as no
other organization of the first as
sociation in the Kings Mountain dis
trie and it bids fair to spread
throughout the South.
17 Secretaries Here.
Seventeen Sunday school secreta
ries were present at the organiza
tion meeting and alter a period of
devotion conducted by Dr. Zeno
Wall. Mr. Page gave an outline of
the plan of organization and a his
tory of what had ben done to date
He read the standard of excellence
which was unanimously adopted as
a program of work and Dr. Zeno
Wall, Rev. Rush Padgett and L. H.
Ledford were appointed a commit
tee to nominate an associational su
perintendent and a secretary-treas
urer. O.'G. Page was elected superin
tendent and B. T. Falls, superinten
dent of the First Baptist Sunday
school was elected secretary-treas
All the churches in the association
were grouped into six with a group
superintendent tor each. These
groupings are tentative and subject
to change at a later meeting.
Group No. 1 is composed ot Beav
er p. Boiling Springs. Flint Hill.
Poplar Springs, Lattimore, Mount
Sinai, Pleasant Ridge. Sandy Plains
and Union with B. P. Jenkins ot
Sandy Plains as group superinten
Group No. 2 is composed of Dou
ble Springs, Dover. Eastside. Eliza
beth. Ross Grove, Shelby First. Shel
by Second, Zoar and Zion with Fred !
E. Greene ot Double Springs ag
Group No. 2 is composed of Grov
er, New Hope. Patterson Springs
and Pleasant Hill with C. E. Jones
of Earl as group superintendent.
Group No. 4 is composed ot Beth-'
lfhem. Kings Mountain First, Kings
Mountain 8econd. Macedonia, Oak
Grove and Patterson grove with W.
C. Ledford of Kings Mountain as
Group No. 5 is composed of Buffa
lo. 1 allston. New Prospect, North
Brook, Pleasant Grove, Wallace
Grove and Waco with J, F. Wacas
ter as superintendent.
Group No. 6 is composed of Casar,
Carpenters Grot' Eouble Shoals,
Lawndale, New Bethel with A. A.
Richards of Casar as group sup
On Wednesday night of this week
at the 1st Baptist church here the
group superintendents will meet and
go over thu organization work mere
thoroughly with Chairman Page and
the next general meeting will be
held the First Sunday in November
here at the First Baptist church.
VI LEflN HAS TAKEN
NO STAND ON SMITH
Governor Says He Will Express
Himself On Presidential Ques
tion At ‘Proper Time.’
whose attitude toward the candidacy
of A1 Smith for the presidency nas
been variously quoted, will express
himself whenever “the proper lime
nocomes," he told a newspaper man
Those responsible for various re
ports as to how he stands on the
presidential question “must think
they are mind readers,” the gover
nor declared. He has never, he de
clared. authorized any statement as
to how he stood on the matter. If
he ever feels Called upon to express
himself on the question he will be
certain to place his words in writ
ing. he asserted.
Senator Tom Fulton Dies
After A Lingering Illness
Says Senator Opposes Smith For
Fear North Carolina Will Go
To G. O. P.
(Greensboro News Bureau.)
Washington.—It was said for
Senator Simmons that he would
take no notice of the charge of
Frunk R Kent in the Baltimore
Sim, that he (the senator) is head
ing a "battalion of death" in his op
position to the nomination of Gov
ernor Smith for president. The
senator, it was said, is not engaged
in organizing such a battalion, or
any other sort of battalion, at this
time. He is opposed to the nomina
tion of Smith and has said so. but
has said nothing further on the
subject for publication.
Kent claims to see in the North
Carolina senator the head and front
of a movement to organize some
thing more than one-third of the
delegates of the convention, which
w ill be able, by its tenacity, to stop
Smith. He says Sinimans is leading
this movement because he fears if
Smith is nominated North Carolina
will be swept into the Republican
column. and the senator would
rather have the state go Demo
cratic, even though the party lost
the nation. In this he charges that
the senator is playing a selfish role.
The Simmons' battalion of death,
if it succeeds in its purpose—and
Kent does not think it will—will be
formed principally of delegates
from the southern states, and they
will be inspired by ‘religious bigotry'
in their opposition to Smith. But
Kent does not believe the battalion
will succeed, because he does not
think Senator Simmons has the
strength to lead it to success. He
says the senator's plan is to put
forward Governor McLean as the
man to stop Smith, but the sena
tor's difficulty will be found in the
fact that other southern states also
have favorite sons, and the forces
of opposition can't be consolidated.
It was said here that Kent's on
slaught on Simmons is not calculat
ed to help the cause of the New
York governor in the south. Sim
mons, it was avowed, does not need
to attempt to organize the south
against Smith. It could not be more
opposed to him. Prom every south
ern state, with the exception of
Louisiana, have come unmistakable
indications of overwhelming opposi
tion, it is asserted. The two sena
tors .from Virginia are said to be
lieve that Smith cannot carry their
state. While the Virginia opposi
tion to Smith is not as pronounced
as it is in North Carolina, it has a
stronger anti-saloon league or
ganization. and the Democratic ma
jority in the state has only about
half the margin it has in North
Carolina. While South Carolina has
no Republican party, there is no
Smith sentiment in the state. The
people are more anti-Catholic than
they are in North Carolina, for in
Charleston the Catholics and Prot
estants have fought over the may
oralty ff the city. Florida has some
Smith sentiment, but it does not
dominate the party. Georgia, Ala
bama and Mississippi are reported
solidly against Smith, and Texas is
so strong in its opposition that it
has raised the hope of the Republic
cans, Tennessee and Kentucky, with
narrow Democratic majorities at
best, would be considered hopeless
by some party men if Smith is the
From other sources came intima
tions that an anti-Smith organiza
tion is undoubtedly being formed,
and that while Senator Simmons
may not be its leader, his advice
has been sought, as he is regarded
as one of the shrewdest political
strategists in Congress. Kent starts
out by saying that the mantle of
Bryan and McAdoo lias now fallen
upon the senator's shoulders for
"sweet tolerance" in the Democratic
party. Kent winds up with the con
clusion that the North Carolina
senator will not undertake the
leadership, because it will force him
to play politics openly with the
klan. Kent tries to convey the in
ference that the conservative sena
tor would not mind playing politics
secretly with the klan.
SEEK AMERICAN PLANE
FOR BIG JAPANESE FLIGHT
(By International News Service.)
Tokio.—The Japanese trans-Paci
flc flight association, an organiza
tion of Japanese aviators, has ask
ed bids in New York on an Amer
ican plane equipped with a Wright
whirlwind engine capable of making
a substained flight of 50 hours, in
preparation for the proposed flight
from Tokio to America of a Japan
ese aviator next year.
Funeral For Prominent Man In.
County Affairs on Tuesday.
Faithful Public Servant.
State Senator H. t" Fulton of
Kings Mountain, long prominent in
the affairs of Kings Mountain and
Cleveland county died at his home,
here Sunday afternoon at 1:30
"'clock after a long and painful ill
ness. Senator Fulton was one if the
tv.o senators from this district com
prising the counties of Cleveland,
Rutherford. Polk, McDowell tuid
Henderson. His death was not a
surprise to his many friends. Seveaa
al jriirr ago he suffered some inter
nal trouble which was never satis
factorily dUignn.se,I and he was a
patient in a Cl urlotte hospital dur
ing the summer where he underwent
a serious operation.
i unrrai Tuesday.
Tlie funeral will ■** held from Cen
tral Methodist church, Kings Moun
tain where he was ;t member and
for the past four years superinten
dent of the Sunday school. Quite a
number of friends from Shelby and
other parts of the county will at
tend the funeral. Funeral ceremon
ies will be conducted with Masonic
honors, the Shelby lodge officiatin'?
with a special escort from the Shel
Senator Fulton was 53 years of
age. He was active in many useful
ways. Aside from being a prominent
Mason and Odd Fellow, he was u
t'«n officer for a number vons.
He served his county as county
commissioner for several years, riosl «
of the li ne as chairman. #or the
past seveitl years he had been s.ip
crinlcnr’ent of the Sunday school of
Ccnimi '.fethodb t Cl urch. by pro
fession Mr. Fulton was a mortician
He was always in the front ranks
of his profession seeking in every
posable way to establish and pre
serve the oigmty of the business.
He gradually lose in the ranks of
the North Oamltnu Funeral ciiiec
tors and emba’mc: s association Vitil
lie reached the highest honors that
body could bestow—that of presi
dent. which office he filled with sig
nal ftbi- ty uut yter.
Ho was a- man ol strong convic
tions and the courage to say what
he oelieved and then back up his as
sertions with his life and example.
Mr. Fulton is a native of Cleve
land county where he has lived all
his life. Bom on a farm he went to
Kings Mountain as a young man and
went into business. He was married
to Miss Sarah Baker November 30,
1898. To the union were bom two
daughters, Mrs. N. Fuller McGill and
Miss Pearl Fulton, and one son. H.
T. Fulton jr., who is Junior member
of the firm of H. T. Fulton to Son,
morticians, of Kings Mountain.
They were all with him during his
last aays, , '
Also surviving are two brothers,
Will and Charlie Fulton and one
sister, Mrs. I. A. McGill, ‘
Revaluations Up And
Down In North State
Eighteen of 31 Counties Show In*
crease With Forsyth Leading—
Lower Tax School Kate.
Reports giving the 1927 real and
personal valuation for thirty-one
counties have been received at the
office of the state board of equal
ization. All the counties hare re
valued their property, this being re
valution year, which gives to these
reports additional interest.
Eighteen of those received show
an increase over the 1926 valua
tion which totals $49,114,830. For
syth heads the list with an increase
of $19,929,790. Durham, Cabarru;-,
Transylvania, Lincoln, Wilson,
Stanly, are other counties that, re
port a material increase in values.
Thirteen counties have reduced
real and personal property values
from the valuation of last year by a
total of $10,811, 205. Pitt county
leads this group with a reduction ot
$2,180,809. Others following closely
are Person. Cumberland, Johnston,
Warren and Scotland.
Practically all of those heard from
show a reduction in the tax rate
for schools. This is largely account
ed for by the increased amount of
state aid resulting from a larger
equalizing fund. The reduction may
not appear to be as great as many
hoped for, however, it should be re
membered that school expendi
tures necessarily increase each year.
To meet that increase it is usually
necessary to raise the tax rate. This
has been avoided in nearly all the
participating counties and the tax
rate lowered instead.
Mrs. Charles Hoey was elected vice
chairman of the primary department
of the Southern Piedmont Teacher^
association, that met in Gastonia,
Friday and Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. Paul Webb jr„ left
this morning for Wintdn, this state
where Mrs. Webb will visit
her mother. Mr. Webb will re*
turn in a few days.