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By mail, per year (in advance) __$*.&»
By carrier, per year (in advance) $3.Ct
Members of the American millin
. association, meeting in Atlanta,
-that the new spring hats for mi
^ wiu be larger because of the
trend back to long hair. In
. o( this trend hat sizes will be
UaHy larger, it is said, despite
(million bobbed heads in America.
fashinffton dispatches this morn
estate that the usual floral tri
_ t0 the unknown soldier will
_ th, plain, white block of stone
(lhf entrance to the national ccm
So Armistice day has passed
j^.r the unknown was brought
(pe without this tribute to the
^ery of the unknown dead.
EQUAL LET HA
DespIte lho lure of an easy mar'
^ in South Carolina, Cleveland
jontv seems to be holding its own,
per. if not gaining, in marrying its
One hundred thirty-five couples
jpjred license in Cleveland county
Wt year up to December 1, 1926, ac
irdinc to Register A. F. Newton,
jut iigure has been equalled already
jus year with twenty days
mere to go before Dec-ember 1. As
Ur. Newton figures K he has is
Bed license tor 151 marriages this
Ksr which makes it 16 ahead of
let year's total. With 20 days to gc
j is thought the total will run fai
ilove that of last year.
License has been issued this
uonth to five couples, two white and
[tree colored. White couples secur
ing license were: Mull Patterson
Bid Willie Canipe: Peter P. Stubbs
ind Rutlue R Poston.
Eastside And Cloth
(Special to The Star.)
Mr. and Mrs. M. C. Cook and chil
lren spent the week end in Pacolet
5. C. with Mr. Cook's father.
Messrs. M T. Phillips and Floyd
Ulison of Gaffney, S. C., were East
ide visitors cn Sunday.
Mrs Huskey and son, of Blacks
erg S C. spent Wednesday with
Ur. and Mrs. O. C. Huskey.
Mr and Mrs. C. C. Richardson
Its J D Belch and Mrs. G. D
hrril! attended a W. M. U. meet
Eg at Zoar last Sunday.
MtKr T. D. and Charley Latti
wre attended a birthday dinner
it the home of Mr. Shuford Harrili
mr Ellenboro. last Sunday.
Mr and Mrs. W. W. Buchanan and
ttdren of Alexander visited re!a- ;
ties here during t.he week end
Mr and Mrs. Vetus Weaver and
hildren spent the week end in
tings Mountain with Mrs. Weaver's
Mr ar.d Mrs. R. O. Bumgardncr
ixi children spent Sunday with Mr.
wi Mrs. Ed Kiser at the Ora mill.
Mr. and Mrs. O. C. Huskey and
abv visited relatives at Blacksburg
'<■ C„ Sunday afternoon.
Mr. and Mrs. W. F. Newton, Mrs.
l T. Luck. Mrs. E. G. Gladden and
Stle daughter and Misses Minnie
nd Maggie Gladden visited Ashe
ttl° Hendersonville and other
otafs in the Mountains last Sun
Mr and Mrs. Loyd Miller and Mr.
rd Mrs. J r. Miller visited rela
te'' at Hot Springs, this state dur
o* the week end.
Mr. and Mrs. H. E. Lee and chil
111 'isited relatives at Fallston last
Mr and Mrs. W. T. Seeley moved
kt week to Kannapolis to make
Mr.and Mrs. Ray Htiskey have
Red from Blacksburg, S. C., to
Mr and Mrs. Guy Webb and baby
i Kings Mountain spent Sunday
Mr and Mrs. Furman Hopper.
Mrs. Car! Gladden and children
stored to Chimney Rock and Ashe
Mr. and Mrs J. B. Wright and
Wren visited Mr. and Mrs. Yates
“■tarns at Fallston Sunday after
_Mrs c A. Hopper, who has been
Mrs r B. Hopper at Ellen
W. has returned home.
Wssrs Claude Mabry,, D. Elmore,
Pritchard and E. G. Gladden
wot! to Blowing Rock and Ten
** last Sunday.
nn,r u J B G*adden spent Sunday
her sister at Toluca..
. Ada Willis spent the week
with her parents Mr. and Mrs.
Willis at Toluca.
and Mrs. Carol Martin of
JJ^rion spent Sunday with Mrs.
Mr ana Mrs. S. R. Ross and Mr.
Mrs Arthur Sides motored to
!nf> Rock Sunday,
and Mrs. D. E. McCraw and
wen visited Mr. and Mrs. C. D.
, at Patterson Springs Sun
®es Violet and Odell Ellison
_Mr. Thomas Ellison of Kings
_ a,n were the guests of their
Mrs Will Yelton last Sunday,
j, 13 [ Gladden spent Monday
, 'hn? Springs with his parents.
rD and M1"®- E. T. Keever and
Paschal, were Eastside visitors
[W the week end.
“ and Mrs. Hoyt Garrett of San
• California, spent Monday with
ind Mrs. Loyd Miller.
County Property Runs Over 38 Million
SIX MILLION ID
COHON CHOP FOR
i Estimated That Present Crop Will
Be Equal to S150 for Every
Inhabitant in County.
If the estimates of William Line
jberger are correct, (and many Cle'v
j eland county authorities believe they
i are). placing the yield of the county
| in cotton at 50.000 bales—this good
| bailiwick this year will enjoy one of
I the greatest periods of prosperity in
1 Mr. Lineberger anticipates that
I the price of this year's crop will be
1 twenty cents, which means (includ
ing income from the seed) a gross
| income to the farmers of the im
mense sum of six million dollars.
! And six million dollars is $150 for
each man. woman and child in the
'county, placing the population at
40.000 ' which is considered to be
;a fair appraisal.)
Of the huge sum. what pait of
i it will stay in the county for local
availability is the question, Mr. Line
i berger would place no estimate on
! the foreign demand to be made from
this income, but conservative author
ities believe that at least four of the
six million will be permanent “home
dollars,” to be spent right here with
th%local» merchants and amongst lo
cal business enterprises.
Which means more or less univer
, sal prosperity amongst the home
Mr. Lineberger displayed a clipp
, ing revealing that our neighbor coun 1
1 ty. Rutherford, will receive a cash
i income of $1,300,000 for its cotton
crop, which, according to the news
story, will be ample to insure pros
perity there, and guarantee a thriv
By County Dogs
In Fierce Fray
Hefty Bob-Tail Goes Down Before
Hounds In Section West
That wildcats circulated about the
South Mountain in upper Cleveland
was not definitely known until yes
terday morning when seven Cleve
land county does licked and k'l'cd a
23-pound bob-tail cat about four
miles vest of Casar m Jie Mt. Mor
iah section near the Cleveland
The seven dogs engaging in the
fray with the hefty wildcat came
out unscrathed except for a split
ir tne ear of one of the dogs. The
dogs belong to Otis Wail a d W. N.
Ncwtcn, of that section. The bob
tad was jumped in the Vo Business
mountain section and lor an hour or
more Mr. Wall and Mr. Newton
v-ere of the idea tha. the hounds
wcie or. the trail of a fox. Afier
something like a two-hour run that
circled about the Cleveland-Ruther
ferti bne, Mr. Wall caught up with
the clogs just after tho big oat had
been killed. The carcass of the boo
tail was brought to Shelby yester
day afternoon and attracted con
siderable interest on the streets due
to ics size and coloring, being of the
spotted bob-tail variety.
Newton and Wall say that It was
the second day their dogs had been
running something in that sect»on,
but they did not aspect ruch game.
LITTLE BOY AT LINCOLNTON
DIES SOON AFTER BEING HIT
Lincolnton.—George Quickel, 13
j year-old son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike
: Quickel, died thirty minutes after
being hit by a car driven by Miss
Susan Long, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. J. P. Long. George was en
route home from school and was
crossing an overhead bridge on As
pin street as a train was passing
under. The smoke from the train
produced a screen, keeping iviiss
Long from seeihg the little boy. He
was rushed to Lincolnton hospital
where he died 30 minutes later.
AUTO WRECK FATAL TO
CLIFFSIPE YOUTH, 18
Pritchard. 18, of Cliffside, died this
week in the Marion hospital as a re
sult of injuries received in a wreck
near Marion when a car turned over
on a sharp curve.
His back was crushed. He lived
about 48 hours after the wreck.
He was the son of Mr. and Mrs.
L. E. Pritchard of Cliffside and
leaves his parents, four sisters and
one brother. He was buried at Pros
Cotton Ginned In
County Moves Up
Over 4,000 Bales
Ginned in Cleveland to November
First 32,524 Bales. Is More
Than Last Year.
There has been ginned in
Cleveland county from the 1927
cotton crop prior to November
1st, 32,524 bales as compared
with 28,495 bales up to the same
date a year ago, according to
ginning figures furnished The
Star by Miles H. Ware, cotton
statistician for Cleveland. This
is regarded by cotton men as an
excellent showing for it is more
than 4,000 bales ahead of a year
ago when the county made its
record crop. The harvest is early,
however, due to pretty weather
and this month will see all of
the crop gathered, but it is con
fidently expected that the crop
will reach not less than 45,000
bales when the final report is
In County Taxes
More People Have Paid, But Income ■
Is Behind Last Year.. Start
To date approximately $40,003 has
been paid into Sheriff Hugh Logan,
county tax collector in 1927 taxes,
but this is slightly behind the same j
date a year ago when business con
ditions were much worse than they
are now. No corporations have paid
this year and few big tax payers,
because there ts no discount allowed
for early payment. Last year there
was-a discount which induced many
to pay early. Then again, the tax
books were late, due to the change
in the county system of government
which is state-wide in its scope.
Sheriff Logan or one of his depu
ties will begin on Monday the first
round of the county for the collec
tion of taxes. Appointments have
been made in every township where
the sheriff or his deputy will call
and spend from a half to a full day
for the convenience of those who
wish to pay.
He Wants To See
Shelby Team Play
Former Citizen At Asheville Anx
ious To See Casey’s Boys
Asheville.—E. C. Greene, chair
man of the city park commission, is
faced with a tantalizing puzzle these
days. ’'Deacon'’ wants to attend the
North Carolina State-Duke Blue
Devil championship fray at Dur
ham Friday but finds it difficult to
pass up a chance to see his old
high school eleven in action.
Deacon hails from Shelby and with
Shelby opposing the Maroons here
Saturday in the state eliminations,
he is undecided just which game to
"They’ve got a .fighting little team
over at Shelby and this should be
something of a great game itself,”
says Mr. Greene. “With the Ashe
ville high school eleven playing the
best ball of the season, plenty of ex
citement should come out when the
two teams meet.”
Slept 16 Days
Weehawken, N. J.—The case of
Evelyn Johns, 11, of Union City, N.
J., who slept for sixteen days, woke
up, answered questions, ate a little
and then went to sleep again, is at
tracting much attention as one of
the most anusual cases of sleeping
sickness known to local physicians.
It is thought she will recover, how
CHURCH FEEDS SATAN
FOR GOODNESS SAKE
LaPorte, Ind., Nov. 7—The
first food for Sin, Satin. Hell and
Damit was milk supplied by the
Methodist Ladies’ Aid society.
The naughty named ones are lion
cubs born in a side show. A few
drops of whiskey saved one of the
Rev. and Mrs. R. L. Melton and
three children of Granite Quarry,
stopped over to visit Mr. and Mrs.
Thad Ford Sunday and Monday on
their way home from attending the
conference. Mrs. Melton and Mrs.
Ford are sisters.
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoey and
daughter, Eleanor will leave by mo
tor with Mr. Cicero Hoey, Saturday
morning for his home in Wilming
ton, Del. Eleanor will stay over with
Mr. and Mrs. Cicero Hoey, while Mr
and Mrs. Frank Hoey will visit for
ten days in New York city.
\ ~T . '
ENDS TERM HERE
ON CIVIL DOCKET
Work of. Court Completed Yester
day But lias not Formally Ad
journed Observed Armistice.
The fall term of Superior court
came to an end here yesterday when
Judie J. L. Webb disposed of prac
tically all the cases on the civil
docket to be tried at the time.
Although the work of‘ the court
was completed yesterday court has
not formally adjourned, being left
open for any unfinished business un
til Saturday afternoon. Following
his custom Judge Webb announced
last week that there would be no
court today, Armistice day, and
barristers worked with him in clean
ing out two suits that had to be dis
posed of before today.
The criminal docket was complet
ed before the end of the week last
week and the court got to work on
the civil calendar. It is estimated
that around 20 cases were disposed
of on the civil calendar, several com
ing through compromise, while a
major part of the criminal docket
Divorces were not so numerous at
this session of the court, falling be
low the figure established by pre
ceding courts. Only about four di
vorces were granted during the term,
while several were continued.
High School Race
Asheville Shelby Chances Better
With Lexington and Winston
The high school footba’4 race for
the state championship in North
Carolina is muddled again. Due to
the protest and ruling out of one
high school eleven, two now seem
to be out of the race. They are Lex
ington and Winston-Salem, both
rated as two of the strongest teams
in the west.'
Last week Lexington defeated the
Winston-Salem eleven and elimin
ated Winston from the race. On the
following day it was announced that
Lexington had used an ineligible
player. Several days later Lexington
was ruled cut of the race by Chapel
Hill authorities and Winston rein
stated. Late dispatches today state
that an appeal by Lexington citi
zens did no good and that the eleven
is really out of the race. At the same
time a report comes from Winston
that the eleven there will not reen
ter. Apparently this will leave the
group championship to Statesville.
Monroe and Concord fight for one
group title. Greensboro and High
Point for another, and Shelby and
Asheville Saturday for the other in
Sport dopesters have figured that
the western title would likely be
fought out between Winston, Lexing
ton, Shelby and Asheville. With both
Winston and Lexington out the
game at Asheville tomorrow may
decide the western football cham
pion. Sanford, in the east, seems to
have the title in that section on the
refrigerator again. Sanford was not
scored on last year and won the
state title. This year the Sanford
goal line is still to be crossed and
the champs won their third title
game from Raeford yesterday 57 to 0
HE’S ALL PATCHED UP.
BUT FEELS LIKE NEW
Omaha, Neb.—With 340 patches of
skin grafted on his body in a series
of operations, Harry Soper, 19, is
home from a locai hospital "feeling
like a new man.”
More than seven months ago So
per was seriously burned when a
furnace in his garage exploded. Ten
days later, he suffered from the ef
fects of double pneumonia, on the
13th day from measles, and just two
weeks ago from tonsilitis..
Made Booze To Save Teeth
Chicago.—Claiming that the stuff
the bootl<t,gers sold her husband,
who was ill and had to have his
booze, frequent and plenty, caused
his teeth to become loosened and
was eating off his fingernails, Mrs.
Anna Haut established a still in
her home where she produced
quality stuff. The magistrate was
^sympathetic, however, but fined
jier $100 when he learned that £er
^husband was permitting cronies to
.sample 20 gallons which she had on
Messrs. Paul Philbeck. Frank and
John Hicks and Irby Cogdell were
in Asheville Sunday.
Vir. C. C. Blanton
C. C. Blanton, president of the
First National bank, uhderwent
an operation for appendicitis at
the Shelby hospital about mid
night last night and it was
found that his appendix was in
bad condition, necessitating
three drainage tubes in his side.
He withstood the shock very
well, however, and was resting
as comfortably as rould be ex
pected this morning. Mr. Blan
ton was at the bank Wednesday
about his usual duties and took
his customary horse-back ride
GRADING AT GROVER
State Highway Commission Got on
Southern's Right of Way and
Grading of highway No. 205 be
tween Grover and Kings Mountain
has been suspended for awhile be
cause the survey and grading was
said to be on the right-of-way of
the Southern railway. The railroad
company interposed an objection
and the road work was suspended
and new surveys are being made.
Most of the grading has been done
between Grover and Kings Moun
tain and the new oil surface is *o be
on the south side of the main line
Southern tracks in order to avoid
any grade crossing.
The highway leads south of Kings
Mountain on the south side of the
railroad and it was the intention
of the highway to keep the road
oh the same side. Practically all
construction work has been done
from Kings Mountain to Archdale
near Grover. The force of hands
Started at the state line and graded
through Grover north to a point a
half mile or more above Grover,
when objection was lodged by the
railroad and the work suspended.
Now’ two other surveys have been
made, but these are farther south
and too far from the business sec
tion of Grover. Grover naturally
wants the highway closer, but wheth
er any action is being taken by the
town to change the routing has not
Rutherfordton, Nov. 9.—Ruther
ford county will observe Armistice
Day in general. The banks of Ruth
erfordton and Forest City will close,
and probably all over the county.
The post offices and R. F. D. men
will take a day off. Superior court,
now in session will suspend for the
The Kiwanis club of Rutherford
| ton will hold a special patriotic pro
j gram Thursday night while the Fred
Williams post, American Legion, of
Rutherfordton will hold fcfanquet at
the Isothermal hotel, Friday night.
The names of the 32 boys from
the county who died in the World
War will be read Friday night at
the banquet. Commander. S. L.
Powers will tell of the recent na
tional legion convention in Paris.
AND GOING STRONG
Concord.—Ninety-three and still
That describes the birthday here
Sunday of Dr. T. A. Bikle, venerable
and beloved Lutheran minister who
quietly celebrated his 93rd birthday
at the hoAe of his daughter, Mrs.
G. W. Means with whom he lives.
"If I just had some legs I’d be
las good as ever," Dr. Bikle said
! when asked concerning his health.
"I can’t get around as good as I
formerly could, but I feel all right.”
Dr. Bikle received gifts from his
friends and scores of other persons
stopped him on the street Mondafcto
congratulate him. He is up-towi
early every day and stays until 9 or
10 o'clock each night. He is a regu
lar attendant at the “movies" and
finds much there to interest and
LINDBERGH PILOTS NEW
MODEL FORD IN DETROIT
Detroit, Nov. 8.—Col. Charles A.
Lindbergh piloted one of the new
Ford automobiles about the grounds
of the Ford airport today. With Ma
jor Thomas G. Lanphier, comman
dant at Selfridge field near Mount
Clemens. He went to the airport ^o
day to be a luncheon guest of
Henry and Edsei Ford.
On his last visit to the airport,
Colonel Lindbergh persuaded Henry
and Edsei Ford to take their first
ride in an airplane.
IN FOIL BUST
Thirty Cleveland County Boys Gave
Their All In Conflict. Time
Nine years ago today!
Just nine short years ago the 3C
boys whose names are now record
ed on the dilipated plank in the
court house of Cleveland were fall
ing in action, drilling in camp;;, or
riding a transport' across the At
lantic never to return. How the
time has sped?
Only a year from today it will
(have been a decade since the mem
' orable day celebrated this Novem
ber 11—the day when the guns of
the world's greatest conflict were
stilled by the Armistice Nine years
ago the boys in khaki were mere
I boys, but the greatest boys on earth.
Today many of them are staid
business men. happy fathers, aging
somewhat. In outward demeanor
those who laid down their guns nine
I years ago this afternoon do not vis
ibly speak of the day when the al
| most invincible Teutonic war ma
' chine was brpken and the eyes of all
[America was focused “over there.”
'Yet they are the same boys and to
I day a nation halts for a peiod in its
[mammoth-seeking rush to honor
I the ending of that conflict of con
iflicts and to reverence the memory
of those who never lived to witness
I the end.
[ The Honor Roll
I Over in the county court house
I there stands in the lobby a board on
which the paint is fading—still
legible the following names of the
Cleveland county boys who gave
their all In action, or in the service,
can be read:
I Warren P. Hoyle.
Robert P. Palls.
Otis D. Oreen.
C. A. McCraw.
O. Pratt Street
Lawson J. Owens.
Joseph W. Runyon.
B. C. McSwain.
Ira A. Crabtree.
S. J. Randall.
R. O. Rhyne.
E. O. Cabaniss.
Finley C. Wood.
Joseph L. Spangler.
Broadus V. Doty.
Wm. B. Weathers.
Forrest A. Rippy.
C. B. McEntlre.
Harvey N. Allen.
J. H. Ratteree.
Henry Withrow, (colored.)
No formal celebration or Armis
tice Day program was observed in
Shelby today, but a large number
of people from the city and county
attended the big program in Lin
Chicago.—The Chicago Herald
Examiner Friday reported the hyp
notism over a telephone of a patient
in a dental chair by Zecca G. Bum
zahem, who was in a hospital 30
The patient, Miss Ruby Browne,
remained insensible to pain for fif
teen minutes, while the dentist drill
ed a sensitive tooth.
Bumzahem, who has made a life
study of hypnotism, came here
from Rio de Janeiro. Brazil.
He recently hypnotized another pat
ient who was operated upon in a
Miss Browne was telephoned by
Bumzahem, who told her to remove
a ring she was wearing, give it to
the dentist and “relax.” She did
so and was asleep almost instantly,
the newspaper said. After the den
tist finished working on her, the
ring was replaced and the patient
returned to consciousness.
E. C. HARRIS IS DEAD
AFTER LONG ILLNESS
Rutherfordton.—E. C. Harris, sur
veyor of the upper section of the
county, died at his home after a
Funeral services were held at
Munford Cove Baptist church. He
leaves a large number of children.
I High Eleven Off
Saturday For Big
Game In Asheville
Entire Eligible Squad Boards Bus
In Morning For Asheville.
Hopeful Of Victory.
The Shelby high football
squad. 21 strong, not Including
two ooaches and several assist
ants, will pile in an Inter-Caro
linas bus here early in the morn
ing for a trip to Asheville, where
tomorrow, Saturday, afternoon,
they take on the strong Ashe
ville eleven for the group title
in the state race.
Tfflay the boys are taking their
final work-out, a light drill, before
the big game of the year. Here
abouts the feeling prevails that a
victory over Asheville will come near
meaning a trip to Chapel Hill and
the squad, together with supporters,
was today keyed up to the highest
pitch of the year.
Coach Morris along with his re
markable little eleven feels as if
Asheville holds the odds in the Sat
urday contest, but neither he nor
the boys are down-hearted—not by
a long shot.
The Shelby coach warned to have
his men watch the speedy Chakles,
the star Greek'player of Asheville,
says that while his boys are watch
ing Chakles, Asheville will also have
to do some watching as "there are
two youngsters on my squad w»ho
are not slow on their feet if they
ever get around end."
“We’re going to play as good as
we did against Charlotte—mebbe
better—and we believe that will
win,’ ’the boys say.
Indications today were that a
large number of fans would accom
pany the eleven, or go up later in
the day for the game, which should
be one of the best of the year.
i KINGS MT. HAS
Kings Mountain.—By exact count
the population of the town Of Kings
Mountain is 5,134. according to a
census completed this week by A.
Seldzer, of Albemarle, who is here
completing data for a city direc
The count includes the Margrace
and Park yarn mill village outside
the corporate limits but in close
proximity to the town center. All
outside residents count about 400,
according to Mr. Seldzer.
If the Mountain viewr mill had
been taken in, the could would have
gone close to 5,500 but while this
mill is closer to Kings Mountain
than any other town, it is rather
far out to count as part of the town.
Mr. Seldzer will soon begin to
solicit advertising and orders for
the completed book. This is the first
census the town has had in a long
time that could be considered any
think like accurate and is the first
attempt at a city directory.
Dies Near Toluca
Philip Hoyle Conner who has been
making his home with his son, J. L.
Connor near Toluca, after an ill
ness of about four months died Nov.
1, 1927. He was born June 3, 1845
and was buried at Union Baptist
church Nov. 2. Funeral services were
conducted by the pastor, Rev. D. O.
Washburn. Mr. Connor w'as mar
ried to Martha Philbeck June 16,
1866 to which seven children were
born. One is dead and six living:
Mrs. D. C. Francis, Shelby; Mrs. W.
F. Green, Gastonia; Mrs. W. C.
Green, Lincolnton, Ga.; Mrs. J. C.
Murphy, Thomasville; Mr. J. L.
Connor, Toluca, and Mr. A. L. Con
nor. One sister Mrs. Ed Clasco of
Shelby also survives.
Two brothers died in the war. One
is living, A. F. Connor. Two half
brothers Mr. Mack Connor of Kings
Mountain and Mr. Burgon Connor,
of Bessemer City and twenty-six
grandchildren and seventeen great
Age Thirteen And
Weighs 209 Pounds
George Debrule, of Alexander in
Rutherford county, who is thirteen
years old and weighs 209 pounds,
may easily lay claim to being the
fattest boy of his age in Rutherford
county. He is of medium, height and
not sensitive about his weight. Add
ing 33 pounds at his age in less than
one year is some record his friends
say. George is the spn of Tom De
brule and the grandson of Chief of
Police J. L. Callahan of Alexander.
TO MILLION IN
| YEAR BY REPORT
Total Property Value In County Is
$38,066,314. Largest In Coun
The total valuation of all real
and personal property in Cleve
land county Is $38,066,314, an in
crease of $816,952 over last year,
according to W. R. Newton,
county tax auditor and super
visor which yesterday made a '
The delay in arriving at the total
value of taxable property in Cleve
land county was due to belated re
turns on corporations which are as
sessed by the state corporation com
mission. which body made a num
ber of adjustments after the returns
This valuation of over 38 million
dollars is the largest in the history
of Cleveland county, says Mr. New
ton. When asked the number of
years it had taken for the property
to double itself in value. Mr. New
ton did not recall, but he stated
that the general tax rate in the
county had doubled itself in seven
years. In 1920 the tax rate was 43c
on the hundred dollars. This year
the rate is 88c.
A reduction in the tax rate of
two cents was made * this year,
bringing the rate dowfi to 88c from
90c. This was done in the late sum
mer before it was definite known
what the taxable property would
amount to but the assessors were at
work and the county commissioners
learned from them that the valua
tion would be approximately the
same as last year, so the rate was
Railroads Pay Most
The Seaboard Air Line railroad is
the largest tax payer in Cleveland
county, paying this year $15,894.33.
Next in amount of taxes paid is the
Southern •railroad, paying this year
into the coffers of the county $13,
458.63. The Seaboard has consider
able more trackage in the county
than the Southern. The Cleveland
Mill and Power company is the
third largest tax payer.
Worth 89 Millions
Seven Per Cent Crop From Last
Year. 845,000 Bales Estimated
Raleigh, Nov, 9 —North Carolines
cotton crop of 848,000 bales, worth
about $89.0000,000 shows 18 per cent
greater value than last year’s 1,213,
000 bales. Based on 21 cents aver
age for the first week in November
< Raleigh markets) and 13 cents paid
to farmers last November, this
year's lint crop is worth 23 percent
per acre more than the 1926 crop.
I The national crop on this basis
[shows $177,000,000 gross value over
The government cotton crop
forecasts just cannot suit everyone’s
wishes and guesses, in spite of it be
ing based almost entirely on 15,000
farmers’ and ginners’ November 1st
studied Judgments. This month’s
judgment by the crop reporting
board is the same as last month—
845,000 bales, or 70 percent of last
year’s 1,213,000 bales. The condition
of 58 percent is reported, and the
yield per acre is given at 225 pounds
as compared with 295 last season.
The acreage reduction is 14 per
cent, leaving the weevil damage at
about 24 percent, as compared with
last year’s yield. The weevil damage
to bolls picked (lock damage) was
12 percent and 12 percent complete
boll loss. The size of bolls are
slightly larger than usual, due to
few bolls on healthy plants and to#
earlier development (bottom crop.)
According to hundreds of samples'
(field investigation counts) there
were about 5 bolls per foot of row
that are safe this year, including
the 12 percent lock damage. Bales
are reported to average about the
same as last year. About 58 percent
of the crop was ginned in North
Carolna to November 1st and 6H
percent was picked.
Factors used by the North Caro
lina crop estimators are (1) Condi
tion and growth; (2) yield per acre;
(3) acreage probabilities; (4) cotton
boll investigations; (5) past and
prospective ginnings; (6) various
bale indications and (7) various
data resulting from person field in
vestigations by the official statisti- -
Miss Sedalia Propst, student at
Mars Hill college, will spend the
week-end here with her parents,
Mr. and Mrs. J. O Propst.