VOL. XXXIV, No. 133
SHELBY, N. C.
MONDAY, NOV. 7, 1927.
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons
By mail, per year (in advaee*)—f£A«.
By carrier, per year (in advance) $3.(K
^•jth the death list standing
"Bnll 123 and the property damage
J^ning to a total of many millions
j dollars flood-swept New England
" 0ver the week end making a va
Z*nt effort to care for the injured,
|L,:rss and suffering. The swollen
•Ljntaiii streams, late news dis
ZTtch. - indicate, have spent them
Lr, ilthough numerous towns are
Tjll cnt off from any communication
ailh the outside world.
from "frost to frost” in good old
Cleveland, you can grow most any
odn- This (Monday) morning Mr.
„ , spake or R-3. just out of
Lbv brought into The Star office
» sample of a half-gallon of straw
L-ios and a “mess” of string beans
T, nicked from his garden Sunday.
L said he also picked a quantity
y rmn tomatoes. “I have had straw
' rif, from my patch right along
,11 summer.” Mr. Spake said, “and
« I had protected the plants from
frost there is no telling how long
would bear. “And don’t get the
uff those string beans were tough;
ttrv were as tender and fine as any
„ have eaten this year. There is
no reason to go without vegetables
, any season., in.. Cleveland
Fire First Discovered by Colored Peo
pleat Church Near-by. House
holds Goods Saved.
Fire which is thought to have
started from a live spark falling on
the shingle roof, destroyed the pret
ty country home of Mrs. W. L.
Dameioh near Waco in No. 6 town
ship Sunday about 1 o’clock. Mrs.
Dantf ror. ar.d her daughter. Miss
Mary had visitors for pdinner, Mr.
and Mrs; Will fcynch '‘of Asheville,
a nephew of Mrs. Damerqn and Mrs.
Ad Weaver and son Pete They were
at dinner when negroes attending
Washington church nearby came
ing to the house to inform the
ipants that the roof of the
house was in flames. Under direc
tion of Mr. Lynch, the colored peo
ple worked faithfully in saving the
hwSWwM eifects and practically ev
erything was taken out of the house,
except a few tilings stored in the
The fire fighters were handicap
ped The well has gone dry for lack
of sufficient rain fall and no water
was near at hand with which to
fight the flames. The house was com
pjgd; destroyed. It
two-story structure bupDfMr
Dem'rcn's father. John Dameron
Who built the old Shelby hotel build
ing that stood where the Royster
likling is now. Around tho house
were some beautiful shade trees
which were killed by the heat from
the raging flames.
It is not known whether Mrs.
Damtrcn carried any fire insurance
One of the fire trucks of the Shel
ly, fire department was sent to the
ieene but could be of no material
lid, there being no water available.
[C'hjrloUe Salesman Has Foot Prac
tically Cut Off In Crash Near
I Charlotte. Nov. 5.—W. C. Dodson,
49 Hermitage Court, traveling
liesman. Southern representative
' the Smith-Drum company, of
fladelphia, is in the Presbyterian
Kpital here, suffering from a sev
fc'v crushed right leg, which he
•stained late Friday afternoon,
his Essex coach turned over
r Kings Mountain.
|_At the hospital it was said Sat
Xv morning, that the two physi
os who were attending him were
king every effort to avoid arnpu
hg Ins leg somewhere below the
Hr leg was badly crushed
»t above the ankle and the out
De of the injury could not be de
jnined for several days, it was
Dodson had been to Spindale
Kings Mountain Friday on
ness and was returning home.
* "as trailing a car along the
*kway, when suddenly a third
“T shot out into the highway from
Mde road. Mr. Dodson "slapped"
> his brakes and his car turned
■ ^cording to an account of the
'‘dent here Saturday.
\J^ln Hie injured mail* was extri
7“? by passersby he was carried
[Kings Mountain, given first aid.
d hurried to the hospital here.
Reached Charlotte about 5:30 p.
■^he accident occurred about 3 p.
’ Mrs. Dodson surmised. She said
i*as notified about 3:30 p. m.
Roberts, of Shelby, who
T*ed by shortly after the crash
^ught word of the accident Fri
cvening. Reports here had it
onp car was behind another
1 started to go around the front
*hen a car coming the other
“ was met. One of the other cars
1 from Kings Mountain and en
* to Shelby with a number of
“Ssters to see the Kings Moun
Crowds Will Follow' Casey’s Blue
Boys to Mountain City. Kings
Mountain Gives Scare.
Through their 25-13 defeat of
Kings Mountain here Friday
Coach Casey Morris and his
squad of Shelby Blue Boys will
I leave Saturday morning for
Asheville, where on Saturday
afternoon they will take on the
trampling Asheville High eleven
for the group title in the state'
With Cone Coble, big tackle, ruled
out and several regulars handicapped
by injuries, the Highs are doped to
go down in defeat before the strong
Mountain City eleven. Yet fans in
this section have seen many wonders
performed by the light little eleven
Morris has trained, and scores of
loyal fans will huddle about the
Asheville stadium looking for the
youngsters and their flashy little
backfield to get away with another
Such could be, and history would
repeat. A haif of a decade back
Asheville had another great team.
1 On it was the elder Chakales. broth
er of the Asheville star who will face
Shelby Saturday. Shelby had little
! chance of winning. Asheville, they
I said, was merely detouring by Shel
! by to Chapel Hill. The detour in
j stead back-tracked and took the big
Asheville team back home after the
| greatest football game Shelby has
.ever witnessed. Saturday there are
; those who hope for a repetition.
Somewhere in that speedy bunch of
backs—Harris. Beam, Wall, Cline,
Bridges, McSwain and Poston—it is
hoped that there will come an oppor
tunity and a blue streak across the
field for a victory that will bo an
upset. Anyway, it will be a great
football game, for Asheville will not
•find anything easy.
This Falis Boy.
A year ago Kings Mountain came
over and checked a surprise into
Shelby's system by battling the lo
tie and elimination lrom
bunch came over from the eastern
Cleveland town and for a time Chris
tenbury’s eleven led by a flashing
back. Falls by name, kept the Shel
by sidelines scared stiff.
The Shelby eleven playing in list
less fashion remembering a 47-0 vie- |
tory over Kings Mountain early in
the year, and missing the smearing
line play of ‘Buck’ Coble, found it
self gasping for breath when Falls,
the Kings Mountain star, galloped
off-tackle and across the field for a
50 yard run a touchdown before the
game was good started. What a sur
prise that was. and what a scare it
gave Shelby! But never say this
Falls boy cannot run. It has been
several years now since Shelby has
seen anyone who could step along
with Laymen Beam. but. Friday
Shelby saw it. With the score stand
ing 6 to 0 against them, it being the
first time this year the local goal
line has been crossed, the Shelby , el
even bucked up and began playing
football. A line interspersed with
scrubs started holding and four plays
shortly thereafter tied the score. On
the first play Zeno Wall, diminutive
quarter, broke away from punt for
mation for a 25-yard gallop. Then
Laymon Beam sneaked around end
for a twisting run of 20 yards be
fore he was downed. The ne^t play
failed to gain, but with the goal in
striking distance Capt. Ed Harris
hurled himself through the grim
Kings Mountain line and lunged on
! through the backfield for a touch
down,. The score stood 6 all.
In the second quarter witn cap
tain Harris knocked out with injur
ies, a scrub, McSwain, boosted for
his speed, got a taste of action aivi
there was nothing amiss in the boost
ing he received. For the first time
: this year Morris found a speed com
| bination that would go as McSwain
ripped off one dash after another.
Heretofore McSwain has worked
with the second backfield and found
no one who could stay ahead of him
well enough to run interference. Fri
day he found another speed mer
chant to run his inference
and incidentally found himself
to the great delight of the
Shelby stands. With McSwain
bringing the ball in striking distance
Irish Bridges added to his list ol
touchdowns by charging through
Kings Mountain's forward wall and
over the line. Wall drop-kicked the
extra point and the score stood 13-6
at the end of the half. 4
Falls Once More.
After the beginning of the game
two men were spotted and covered.
Shelby kept its eyes on Falls, but
couldn't hold the gaze and when
Beam moved in the Shelby backfield
the entire Kings Mountain team
moved to intercept him. As it was
in the third quarter Falls dropped
back to throw-a pass—and he can
toss passes about as well as he can
(Continued on page seven.)
Divorces Creeping Up On
Marriages In Cleveland
Hits This Section
A touch of winter that visited
the section late last week gain
ed impetus over the week end
and became really winter itself.
Sunday night the thermome
ter took an added drop and
throughout the section ice was
reported this morning with little
let-up in the low temperature.
Overcoats and wraps came into
sight over the wreck end and tel
ephones to coal dealers.and sell
ers of heating equipment were
busy throughout the morning.
HEO CROSS PLUS
SOU. CULL soon
Heads Of Various Committees For
Red Cross Chapter
A Red Cross Roll Call, or a drive
for members, will be staged in Shel
by in the near future, it is announc
ed by Mrs. George Moore, chairman
of the county Red Cross chapter.
There is some likelihood that the
roll call may start Saturday and
continue until Thanksgiving. A gen
eral canvas of the town will be
made when the drive is put on.
For Night School
A special and separate Red Cross
campaign will be waged to put over
a night school in the industrial sec
tions of Shelby again this winter, it
is stated. The night schools operat
ed last year proved very beneficial
and many civic organization are
expected to back the Red Cross in
putting over the night school pro
Dewitt Quinn is vice-chairman of
the Red Cross chapter and D. Z.
Newton is secretary-treasurer. Since
the election of officers the follow
ing executive committee has been
named: Mayor W. N. Dorsey, George
J ff Qftvfii or |4tq p* n
Morgan and Mrs. C. R. Hoey. Var
ious chairmen appointed by Mrs.
Moore are: Home Service, Mrs.
John McClurd; Junior Red Cross,
Miss Selma Webb; Disaster Relief,
William Lineberger; Publicity. Renn
The date of the roll call will be
announced some time this week, it
Richmond, Va.—Circular ietteis
were sent out by the Federal Re
serve bank of Richmond defiuing
the territory of the new Charlotte
branch which is to be opened Decern
ber 1. and giving a list of member
banks and non-member par banks
in the territory.
Names of the counties in North
Carolina which will be transferred
to the branch at Charlotte follow:
Alexander, AUeghany, Ashe, Av
ery. Buncombe, Burke, Cabarrus.
Caldwell, Catawba. Cherokee, Clay,
Cleveland, Gaston. Graham. Hay
wood, Henderson, Iredell, Jackson,
Lincoln, Macon, Madison, McDowell,
Mecklenburg, Mitchell, Polk, Rowan,
Rutherford, Stanly, Swain, Tran
sylvania, Union, Watauga, Wilkes,
The local banks rate as member
banks in the territory, it was also
Mrs. Boland Takes
Over Victor Hotel
Proprietress of Piedmont Cafe and
Former Operator of Courtview
Mrs. Alice Bolan^, proprietress of
the Piedmont cafe, one of Shelby's
leading eating houses, today took
charge of the Victor tjotel, one of
the uptown hotels. ‘
The Victor, it is announced by Mrs
Boland will be continued as a hotel
for transients and also as a rooming
house with Special rates for regular
boarders. The dining room at the
Victor, due to several changes, will
not be opened until Thursday, but
at that time will follow the former
eating plan of the Courtview.
The new proprietress of the Vic
tor operated the Courtview hotel for
some time and in connection with
that hotel and the Piedmont cafe has
built up quite a patronage. She will
continue to operate the Piedmont
cafe. Mrs. Boland says.
Mesdames J. H. Hull, J. R. Mc
Clurd, W. C. Harris, H. L. Hunt and
Mr. Boyce Wakefield attended the
Flower show in Kings Mountain on
Less Than Six Marriages for Lach
Divorce in County Last Year.
If the trend to the divorce
court in Cleveland county and
away from the wedding altar
continues during the next four
years as It has in the four just
passed (here wil Ibe a divorce
for every marriage in 1931.
Statistics just issued by the Unit
ed States Commerce department
and assembled by the University
News Letter indicate that the di
vorce trend increased in strength in
In the four year period, 1923-1926.
there was an average of 10.4 marri
ages for every divorce in Cleveland
county. In 1926 alone there were only
5.6 marriages for every divorce. With
| the 1926 average counted against the
1923-1926 average it is plain that the
mariage average has decreased in
proportion to the divorce gain,
A Divorce Menace.
In Gaston county the divorce me
nace ranked the county lowest—
Cleveland is ranked 88 and Gaston
100. In Gaston in 1926 there -were
only 3.6 marriages for each divorce.
In Rutherford there were 7:9 mar
riages for each divorce.
Burke ranked considerably better
with 27.7 marriages for each divorce
Irr the state as a whole in 1926
there was an average of 14.3 marri
ages per divorce or eight more mar
riages per divorce than in Cleveland.
However, it is pointed out that in
this county, bordering on South Car
olina, the divorce gain shows to an
advantage over the county marri
ages because many Cleveland couples
marry in South Carolina.
‘S6uM IuvN4fonedy m m m limw
Letter Signed By Andrew Jackson
South Carolina Found.
New York—The New York Times
says it has been informed that a
letter signed by Andrew Jackson in
1820 and declaring definitely ihat
he was born in South Carolina in
1767 has been found in an old trunk
in an attic in Craddock, Virginia.
The letter, The Times says, seems
I to settle definitely the question fhat
has for more than a century pre
vailed among historians and Citi
zens of North and South Carolina
as to which the two states was his
In biographies, the birthplace is
generally listed as being in dispute.
Thomas C. Bcnthall. passenger
agent of the Old Dominion Steam
ship company, reported finding the
letter in an attic of his home. It was
addressed to Thomas Watson, of
Baltimore. Mr. Benthall's great
uncle. The text of the letter is writ
ten in a hand thought to be Jack
son's secretary's but a handwriting
expert attested the signature is
Liberty Statue Is
la Cleveland Jail
The ultra heights of optimism was
reached here over the week end when
two men. slightly sarcastic of men's
freedom to take a “nip,” began a
search for the Statue of Liberty and
wound up their search for freedom's
symbol in the county jail.
Two men, as the story goes, were
hanging on to a street telephone
booth here Sunday night telephon
ing to various sections of the town
asking, in a drink-befuddled voice,
the location of the Statute of Lib
erty.. Patrolman McBridge Poston
came by on his beat and shortly
later the searchers w-ere peering
through the bars of the county jail,
indignant somewhat that the light
of liberty they sought has been
transformed into a clanking door
that locked on the outside.
Mrs. Morrison Dies
At Shelby Hospital
Mrs. Jake Morrison who lived
about four miles east of town died
ab the Shelby hospital Saturday
She was buried at Elizaoeth
church Sunday afternoon with her
new born1 infant in her arms. Rev.
H. E. Waldrop, the pastor, conducted
Mrs. Morrison was the daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. John Fitch and
leaves a husband and five small
children besides her parents, three
sisters and four brothers.
The floral tributes were many and
Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Doggett and
Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Doggett and
children visited in Gastonia Sunday.
Got. McLean WIU Be One Of Chief
.Speakers At Armistice Day
Lincoln ton. Nov. 7.*—The dozen or
more committees appointed to round
out the mammoth program for
November 11, have just about com
pleted their plans for the biggest
celebration ever staged in Llncoln
ton. When the thin grey streaks of
dawn will have settled over the
western horizon on the evening of
Nov. 11, Lincolnton will have eclips
ed everything in the celebration line
j ever attempted in this city. Work
has been going on for the past two
or thiee months by the various corn
jmiltees in an attempt to save the
last minute rush of “I forgots."
Every' wrinkle has been smoothed out
the original plans are perfected to
the extent that now, the most col*
lossal and mammoth event of its
kind will be given to the public here
on November 11.
le speakers platform will be
led by none other than Gov.
is W. McLean and Hon. L. S.
ling. The former will deliver
main address of the occasion,
le the latter will deliver the
c float committee has worked
_ aslngly, trying to get people in
terasted in that department of the
celebration. They have, to date, sev
eral entries with more pouring in
dally, all trying to walk off with the
$40.00 first prize. Over $100.00 are
to be given away on floats alone.
The athletic tournament, inaug
urated for the school children, has
been enthusiastically received and
several of the county schools have
signified their intention to enter a
4 big boxing match has been ar
ranged* for, wherein professional
bgprs national repute will en
gage for IRe laurels of the occasion.
Free shows, concessions,- fireworks,
j football, and the like are some of
the other features of this momen
tous occasion in Lincoln county for
this grand and glorious day.
The program will begin with day
light and close about midnight. We
say this because something will be
happening every minute of the day.
Come over to your neighboring
county seat, meet your friends there
and enjoy the day.
To Read Star Now
First National Bank Subscribes for
15 Pajers to be Given Pa
The cry of the newsboy, “After
noon Pay-p-u-h,” will not be heard
up and down the quiet corridors and
hallways of the Shelby hospital but
hereafter the patients of the institu
tion will have the opportunity of
reading the latest news,of their sec
tion every other afternoon. In other
words, Santa Claus is already aboard
in the land.
This week the Fifst National bank
(subscribed for 15 copies of The Star
for a period of six months, and ev
;ery other afternoon of the week 15
copies of The Star will be distribut
ed in the various rooms of the Shel
by hospital Realizing the lack of
i entertainment for the lonely hours
-that must be passed away by those
jin the hospital, and realizing also
how a hospital patient does not
I hear all the news of the commun
ity, the financial institution decided
no gift would be more appropriate
Tor those in the hospital.
Not To Have Trial
Of Romeo Padgett
For a Time Ahead
Charlotte—Trial of “Romeo” Pad
gett on charges glowing out of the
| battle between rural policemen and
and alleged gang of liquor runners
and bootleggers here several weeks
! ago is unlikely for some time, ac
| cording to Rural Police Chief Vic P.
The delay is due to the condition
of Rural Policeman Henry Moseley,
shot in the battle, who is still in a
critical condition at a local hospi
tal. Padgett, who was shot and ser
iously wounded in the battle, is
convalescing at a hospital and soon
would be able to go on trial.
Moseley, however, underwent an
operation last Friday as a result of
his wounds and it will be several
weeks before he can get out, if he
Charlie Padgett, brother of “Ro
meo" is still at large. Charlie escap
ed and is believed to have been
wounded and hasn’t been seen since
the day of the fight.
Shelby Preachers Will
Boyer And Johnson Return Here. R. L. For
bis On Shelby Circuit. W. A. Newell Is
New Presiding Elder.
(Special to The Star.)
Asheville, Nov. 7.—In the list
of appointments read by the
bishop at the Western Carolina
Methodist conference before ad
journment this morning it was
learned that Rev. Hugh K. Boy
er and Rev. T. B. Johnson will
return to the Central and La
Fayette churches in Shelby for
Rev. R. L. Forbis is the new pas-1
tor for the Shelby circuit succeed-!
ding Rev. D. P. Waters, while J. W
Fitzgerald returned to the Bel wood j
charge and Rev. S. M. Needham re
turns to Polkville.
Rev. W. A. Newell, well known in
the Shelby section, is the new pres- j
iding elder of the Shelby district sue- j
ceeding Rev. C. S. Kirkpttrick, ol j
Following is the full list of appoint '
ments for the district:
W. A. Newell, presiding elder; Bel
mont, Main 8treet, J. M. Barber;
Belmont park Street. J. C. Grose;
Bel wood. J W. Fitzgerald; Bessemer
City. J. P Hornbuckle; Cherryvile,
A. P. Rutledge; Cherryville circuit,
p W. Townsend: Cramerton. O. B.
Mitchell; Crouse, D. C. Ballard; Dal
las. C. O. Kennerly; Gastonia. East
End, J C. Umberger; Franklin ave
nue, H. H. Robbins; Main street, H.
G Hardin; Maylo, E. P. Stabler;
Smyre, A W. Lynch; Trinity, J. R.
Warren; West End, J. N. Randall;
Goodson. F. W Cook; Kings Moun
tain, O. P. Ader; Lincolnton, R. S.
Truesdale; Lincoln circuit, C. R. Al
lison; Lowell. A. C. Tippett; Low
esville, T. A. Plyler; McAdenville.
D F. Carver; Mount Holly, E. E.
Williamson; Polkville, S. M. Need
ham; Rock Springs. R. F. Hunney
cutt; Missionary to Japan. I. L.
Shaver; conference Epworth league
secretary, G. G. Adams; Shelby
churches: Central. H. K. Boyer, La
Fayette Street, T. B Johnson; Shel
by circuit, R. L. Forbis; Southfork,
W. J Miller; Stanley, W. A. Barber.
Cotton Picking Machine Is Shown
In Georgia; Its Operation Related
Full Of Liquor
Agent E. L. Houser, of Dallas,
captured four bootleggers In the
Maiden section last week, three
whites and one negro. The white
men were Mede Hoyle with one
quart in his house; G. F. Bol
linger with eight pints and B. F.
Little with five gallons. The ne
gro, Noah Propst, was' taken
with six pints.
AU the white men were lodg
ed in jail in default of bond
The negro gave bond and was
released under bond. Hearings
were before V. 8. Commissioner
D. H. Shields, of Llhcolnton.
Mr. Houser is authority for
the statement that the section
in and around Maiden is full of
NOT LIKELY HERE
So far as has been learnfcd Shel
by will not hold any formal celebra
tion or event on Armistice Day Fri
Mike Austell, commander of the
Warren Hoyle Legion Post, '^says
that the legion has not planned
anything officially, although the
Legion Auxiliary may observe the
Quite a number of people from
Shelby and over the county plan to
attend the big program at Lincoln -
ton. where Governor McLean is one
of the speakers.
Alibi A1 Guesses
Grid Games Correct
Alibi Al, The Star s demon dopes
ter of football, had a big week-end
Out of 12 picks last Wednesday Al
lost only one game Saturday and
tied another. Not so bad, eh?
Al picked W. & L. over Virginia
and by lost upset. Likewise Al said
Vandy Qver Ga. Tech—with a meb
be," if you remember—and the
game ended in a tie. Otherwise, Al
picked ’em all. Every goggle-eyed
one of ’em.
The scores w ere like this in Al s
picks: Shelby 25, Kings Mountain
13; State 25. Davidson 6; V. M. I. 7;
Carolina 0; Furman 53. Wake Forest
0; Alabama 21, Kentucky 6; Clem
son 13, Citadel 0; Georgia 28. Flor
ida 0; Vandy 0, Tech 0; V. P. T. 35,
South Carolina 0; Tenessee 32, 6e
wanee 12; Virginia 13, W. and L. 7
Watch Al Wednesday. He ll bt
more surprising this week than
Hank's new chairot when it gets
(By Jno. F. Clark and Co.)
Cotton was quoted on New York
exchange at noon today:
December 20.88; January 20.92;
March 20.06. Saturday’s close De
cember 20.84; January 20.85; March
New' York, November 7.—Reports
continue to come in of heavy dam
age to mills in flood section of New
England. Fair business in Worth
street Saturday. Manchester cable
says business averaged poor.
Forecast: Oklahoma^and Arkansas
rain and warmer, east Texas local
rains, west Texas rain northern por
tion, Mississippi showers; eastern
belt fair, slowly rising temperatures.
Works With Several Hose Sucking:
Staple From Bolls As Vacuum
GrilTin, Ga.—A cotton pickinr
machine which works on the
suction principle of the vacuum
cleaner is being demonstrated
here by J. S. Thurman, of St.
Louis, president of the Vacuum
Cotton Harvester, Inc., with
what appears to be remarkable
The picker draws the cotton from
the bolls just as a vacuum cleaner
sucks dust from a rug. It Is operated
by seven men. one on the tractor
which furnishes power, and one each
at six nozzles at the end of the hose
lines. The workers touch the nos
zles to cotton bolls and the lint is
drawn in by suction through the
One worker can pick 50 to 80 bolls
a minute and an outfit of one ma
chine and seven operator^ is guar
anteed to harvest 3,600 pouna3 of
cotton a day and under favorable
conditions has gathered as much as
4,800 pounds in a day.
“I believe it will work,” says J. E.
Cornwell, president of the Oeorgia
Cotton Growers cooperative associa
tion, who, though frankly skepti
cal at first, is convinced after hav
ing watched it work and operated
one of the nozzles on a big cotton
farm near Griffin; and many farm
ers from various parts of the state
confirm ?yfr. Cornwell's opinion.
The Thurman machine is made to
fit on a Fordson tractor, which lur
i nishes its power. It may be taken
off or put on readily, making the
tractor available for other use at
Essentially the system consists of
!a rotary air pump, operated by the
tractor; two vacuum tanks, one of
which is used while the cotton is be
ing emptied from the other, and the
series of six hose lines running out
to the individual workers.
The six hose lines are one and
three-quarter inches in diameter
and 75 feet long. Each one forks at
the end so that two nozzles may he
fastened to it. The nozzles consist
of steel tubing one inch in diameter
Each worker holds a nozzle in each
hand and goes along the row of
cotton, touching a nozzle to each
a The lint is then drawn in through
the tubes to the vacuum, which
holds a large sack to catch the cot
ton. When one sack is filled to its
capacity of 70 to 90 pounds, it is re
moved and emptied. With the alter
nate tanks which the system pro
vides, it is unnecessary to stop the
machine to empty a tank.
Blind Man Knows
Where To Smash
Along towards the tail-end ot the
Dempsey-Tuney fight it was said
.that Dempsey was at a disadvan
I tage because his eyes were about
I closed. That was a pretty good alibi
;then, but Police Chief Richards
; gives it the hee-haw now. Chief
iRichards saw Saturday night that a
blind man can hit right on the but
ton even if he cannot see the but
I Along in the night Saturday a
young man by the name of Dalton
came uptown with one side of his
face .battered up somewhat. An in
vestigation by the police chief aft
er the face was treated revealed, so
(he says, that Green, -a young blind
man who operates a cafe in the
i eastern part of town, landed on Dal
ton's face during an encounter. Any
way, those are the allegations—and
if you see the face it is evident that
a blind man knows where to hit.
10 FINISH NO. 18
BY JANUARY FIRST
Grading by Carter Has Been Fin
ished Shelby to Belwood School.
Old Road Intact.
Grading of Highway No. 18 from
Sheiby to Toluca will be finished
by January 1st unless hard
interrupts the work for a iong period
of time, according to B. M. Gra
ham. local state highway engineer.
Grading is being done by the Carter
Construction Co., and already the
grading lias been finished from She! ,
by north to a point near the Bel- •
wood school. The bed of the old road '
has not been disturbed where tho
new hard surface Is to cross, as the
necessary grading is light and what
ever grading is necessary to be done
will be done by the cdfnpany which -
puts down the hard surface when
the contract is executed. Travel on
the old road, therefore, goes on with
out detours or rough places.
Mr. Carter of the Carter Construc
tion C9., has been personally in
charge of the grading of No. IS and
has about 75 inen. thirty team and
two steam shovels at work. The force
is making splendid headway as the
grading has been comparatively
light. There is not a single bridge on
the entire route of 20 miles, and
only four or five little culverts of
Just when the contract will be let
for the hard surfacing of, highway
18 from Shelby to Fallston has not
been announced. From Fallston to
Toluca tne road bed is to have top
soil with an oil treatment and this
surface will be placed by the Carter
company which has the grading
contract. The soil and oil treatment
was covered in the Carter cohUact
award last summer.
Superior Court, “First Monday” and
Recorder’s Tribunal Draws
Many Visitors Here.
, Today was a typical “first Mon
day of the old days in Shelby.
With Superior court in session on
the criminal docket, the recotder
hearing numerous week end affairs,
and the commissioners and other
boards in "first Monday” session, the
corridors and offices at the court
house were thronged with people
from over the county practically all
day. Among the court attendants
and those having business with the
county were scores of hunters look
ing for a license permitting them to
hunt rabbits, the cold snap bringing
the rabbit season in with a zip.
In recorder’s court Judge Mull had
quite a number of cases made up of
charges such as drunkenness arid
fights. The Superior court started
off with a somewhat mixed calendar
of 'divorces and civil suits. One or,
more divorces were granted during
the morning and several other suits
disposed of. Some several suits were
compromised to the pleasure of
Judge J. L. Webb, who generally ex
presses himself as glad to see -oiks
who have trouble with each other
New Plumbing Firm
Opens In Shelby
>W. E. Vickery and C. E. Isler Open
Plumbing Shop in Hoey
Building on Wdrren St.
* W. E. Vickery and C. E. Isler,
have opened a plumbing and Tieat
ing shop in the Hoey building on E.
Marion street, the new firm to be
known as Isler and Vickery. Last
week, it will be recalled, the Ideal
Plumbing and Heating Co., local
branch of a Gastonia firm with Jake
Elrod as manager, sold out to J. G.
Dudley and Son, who have combin
ed with the Dudley Plumbing and
Heating company. Mr. Vickery who
has been in the office of the Ideal
and C. E. Isler who has been the
Ideals expert plumber and steam
fitter, have formed an partnership
and will retain Mr. W. T. Randall,
plumber, for the new firm of Isler
and Vickery. They will maintain
headquarters in the Hoey building
in the stand formerly occupied by
the Ideal company. The same poli
cies that were practiced by the Ideal
company will be followed by the new
firm, says Mr. Vickery who states
that each new job installed will
carry the usual 12 months guaran
Mr. Jake Elrod goes back to Gas
tonia to look after the larger Jobs
for the Gastonia firm with which he
has been associated for a number of