SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, NOV. 14, 1927. Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons
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By mail, per year (in advarm)—$2.5.
By carrier, per year (in advance) $3.C*
(hJS c. Blanton, president of the
first National bank and one of the
post popular and influential men
^ the county, is doing as well as
•pdil be expected at the Shelby hos
jt#l where he underwent an oper
|tjen for appendicitis Thursday
jjjM- His temperature is above nor
I and lie suffers considerably, but
so sis,,s of complications have aris
1 and his physicians and,, family
I(fl fncouraged that his condition is
-A alarming since his operation was
I drainage case.
It ii the possum-sweet 'later sea
n of the year in this section. From
son'll Lafayette street comes the re
" rl that Willis Mc.Murry, superin
undent of the Belmont cotton mill,
h»s a pack of possum hounds with
, nr ir approach to a record recent
lf According to the report McMurry
,ith his hounds has... captured 72
possums in the section about Shelby
pnd up in the hills about Bens Knob
Is it a record.?
KcjHirt Shows 2,594 Pupils Now in
Attendance. Central and Mor
gan Schools Lead.
• According to the last monthly re
port issued by the Shelby city
scliwl system there are 2,594 stu
dents enrolled in the local schools.
Four hundred and ninety of the
number.are m high school. Morgan
school is second with 458 and the La -
Fayette school is third. .
The enrollment and attendance by
schools follow together with the
scholarship honor roll average:
School Enroll- Av. Attend,
High school -
LaFayette school 313
Jefferson school 251
Washington sch. 199
Colored school -.372
This time last year,
meet was 2(337; gain. 257.
Scholarship; Honor roll
High school 6
Washington .. ..11
High chocl .
Sumter . .. _
Boys Girls Totals
64 13 77
To Be Reduced Soon
Will Apply, However, Only To Long
Distance Calls After Decem
Telephones rates will soon be low
er. That does not apply to local
rates, however Beginning December
1st, the day station to station rates
lor long distance calls to points 400
°; “’lore miles distant will be gener
lll-v reduced. It is understood there
be no reduction for less than
I miles, which rates will remain
I *e same, but the long distance calls
'ill be reduced on stations 400 or
®ore miles apart as a result of im
Prmed devices and methods devcl
oped bv the Southern Bell system,
tbich devices have effected econo
applying especially to the
According to the announcement
rr lf-sult- "ill be a saving to tele
Pbcne users of the United States of
‘Pproximately $1,500,000 a year, the
?-ater the distance the greater the
Apple Orchard Said
To Be In Full Bloom
Tbe apple orchards of C. W. Mc
u!ry 01 the Bel wood section is
to be in full bloom. A Shelby
®an "ho visited Mr. McMurry Sat
Qay says he never saw quite such
. oddity. Blooms and second crop
Jits have been reported from var
us sections. These are not un
bal vuth a pretty Fall season like
•ls section has experienced. but
•r McMurry’s entire orchard has
Brandy and Horse apples
au<t much second crop fruit
. 1 hangs in clusters like grapes.
. c huit. however, has not matUr
. and probably will not, but the
Bt 15 unusual, nevertheless. The
e'b,v man also ventured the opin
that Mr. McMurry has five of
- largest hogs in the county, the
exception being the John
aia porker shown during the
Child Burns; Man Dies At Auto Wheel
GIL IS FATALLY
B1KG AT HOME
Sevcn-Vear-Old Daughter of Dr.
Lackey Dies in Hospital. Gown
Caught On Fire.
Eileen Lackey, seven year-old
daughter of Dr. F. II. Lackey of
Falistcn was burned to death on
Sunday morning when her out
ing night-gown caught fire from
the open fire-place, enveloping
its little body in a mass of
flames which inflicted burns
from which it died three hours
later in the Shelby hospital.
The little child was a grand
daughter of Ex-Sheriff \V. D.
Lackey. Last December its moth
er died and its grand-mother,
Mrs. Rufus Lackey was at the
home at the time of the acci
Lived Only Three Hours.
Dr. Lackey had five children and
on Sunday morning, his mother had
finished dressing several of them
and went to the kitchen to give
them their morning meal. Eileen, ac
customed to dressing herself, was
standing in front of the open fire
when her outing gown caught and
was a mass cf flames in a moment.
£>he rushed to the kitchen where her
grandmother was, but there was
nothing convenient to smother the
flames, so Mis. Lackey rushed into
another room where she got a quilt
and threw it around her, but the
charred gown was dropping from
the child's body when she got to it.
The child was burned from head
to ankle and suffered torture, but
was conscious 10 The last. Attending
physicians say that the child breath
ed in the flames which reached its
lungs and hastened the end.
Playing Part of Mother.
Eileen was a very bright and at
tractive child. &mce her mother’s
death she was a great help in the
household, being a perfect little
mother to the younger brothers and
sisters. Since age five she had at
tended the public school and was
a very pretty child, well grown for
her age and popular among old and
young. The many friends of the fam
ily are deeply touched over her trag
Funeral services are being held
Monday afternoon at Fallston by
Rev. J. M. Morgan. pastor of
Friendship Methodist Protestant
chure, assisted by Rev. J. W. Fitz
gerald. Interment will be beside her
beloved mother. Many beautiful
floral ofierings were sent to ihe
horn? this morning. Surviving are
her father, her grand parents, Mr.
and Mrs. Rufus Lackey, Mr. W. D.
Lackey, one sister and three broth
Blondes Are Alike
i' study Of Traits In The Two Kind
Of Girls Reveal There Is
j -There is nothing in the current?
j belief that the blond is positive,
driving, hopeful, loving, and the
| brunette negative, plodding, submis
sive and static, R. B. Wilson, as
jsistant secretary of the state board
of nealth, says.
Mr. Wilson tells of a study made
by Professor D. G. Patterson, Uni
versity of Minnesota, of such so
called blond and brunette traits and
gave this to 100 mature students of
psychology, each of whom was re
quested to pick out from among his
acquaintances two pronounced
blonds and two pronounced bru
nettes and to judge them with re
spect to each of the characteris
These students were presumably
not aware of any scheme of analysis
based on sets of distinct traits for
the blond and the brunette and
therefore were not prejudiced.
The results for the entire number
of 374 individuals, half brunette
and half blond, shows:
1. —Brunette# were found to pos
sess the blond traits to the same ex
tent that blonds do.
2. —Blonds were found to possess
the brunette traits to the same ex
tent that brunettes dp.
“The results are scientific and not
speculative," Mr. Wilson smiled.
110 On Honor Roll In
I City Schools Of Shelby
Judge And Alibi
Agree On Cotton
Crop Of County
Jurist and Guesser Look For Cleve
land Crop to Go over 43,000
What will the Cleveland
county cotton crop total this
year? Will it go up to last year's
record mark, or fall short?
County Judge John Mull, aft
er reading the last ginning re
port showing over 33,000 bales,
says that he will stick to his
September estimate of 43,000
bales. Alibi Al, football dopestcr
for The Star, takes a hand in
the guessing and points out a
figure on his memo pad said to
have been set down many weeks
back. That figure is 43,100 bales
Several cotton men predict a
total crop of around 45,000 bales,
but the major portion of the
c~t‘on buyers think the county
w.ll do well to barely go over
40,000 bales, arguing that most
of the crop has been ginned.
F00 FOB SOON
Gastonia —November 22 and 23
have been designated as the dates
for the annual campaign by the
Piedmont Council Boy scouts of
America for funds for the support
of this work during the year 1928 in
Gastonia’s quota is $4,030.
Scout Executive R. M. Schiele an
nounces that Rev. J. H. Henderlite
pastoi of the First Presbyterian i
church, has accepted the chairman
ship of the campaign and will be
assisted by teams from the various
civic clubs, the chamber of com
merce and probably other local or
The Piedmont council is composed
of five counties, Gaston. Cleveland.
Lincoln, Polk and Rutherford and
has about 1.200 boy scouts. A per
manent camp is maintained at Lake I
Lanier, Tryon, where during the
summer every boy scout in these
counties has an opportunity to ;
spend from one to two weeks.
The entire cost of operating the
council in the five counties is ap
proximately $12,000 a year.
Has Narrow Escape
Mr. William Lineberger had a nar
row escape from serious injury Fri
day when the horse he was riding
fell through a wooden bridge over a
creek three miles east of town. As it
was the banker sustained painful
'bruises; oddly enough the horse, al
though all four of his feet went
through the frail wooden structure,
was practically uninjured.
The accident occur Jd early in the
day when Mr. Lineberger, in com
pany with Will Arey and Oliver An
thony were on a pleasure jaunt over
the countryside. As Mr. Lineberger
drove his mount on the boards the
animal's front feet broke through,
throwing his rider over his head. Mr.
Lineberger landing several feet be
yond the horse, a blow sufficient to
struggled to free himself his hind
feet also broke through the boards.
Aside from minor scratches, how
ever, the animal was uninjured. It
was Mr .Lineberger’s first fall.
Shelby Stars Will
Play In Contest
£onnor And Caldwell In Morganton
Game Between Oak Ridge and
Quite a number of Shelby foot
ball fans plan to make a trip to
Morganton Friday November 13, to
see the football game billed there be
tween Rutherford college’ and the
Oak Ridge prep school. The Morgan
ton business section will close up for
the afternoon and a large attend
ance is expected.
Interest here in the game cen
ters about the announcement by
Coach Marvin Ritch. of Rutherford,
that Max Connor and Big Jim Cald
well will play for the college outfit.
Connor was an All-State halfback in
high school here and Caldwell was
a star tackle. Both elevens have fast
j outfits and a good grid tussle is ex
Twenty-Six High School Students
i Attain Coveted Honor White
84 Graders Make Mark.
One hundred and ten students in
j the high school and lower grades
I of the Shelby city school attained
'the honor roll for the month ending
[November 5, according to a state
jment from the office of Supt. I. C.
I Of the 110. the high school hah 26,
while the other grades down to the
| primary grades, not included, had 81.
As lias been the custom here for
[several years, the girls led the boys.
The roll for the high school fol
lows by grades:
Grade 8-A: Mabel Green. May
Lattimore, Sarah Wray Thompson.
Grade 8-B 1: Vera Arwood.
Grade 8-A 2: Elizabeth Blanton.
Felix O. Gee, jr.. Walter Taylor.
Grade 9-1: Mildred McKinney,
Helen Roberts, Aileen Webb, Ray
Gibbs, Mary Frances Dellinger. Een
Grade 10-A: Lula Agnes Arey,
Mary Frances Carpenter. Martha
Eskridge, Dorothy King. Mae Ellen
McBrayer. Alex Gee. Robert Gidney.
Grade 10-B: Florine Richardson.
Grade 11-A: Kate Bridges. Min
nie King, Sara Richbourg, Lalage
Shull, William Webb.
Grade 4: Mary Bowman. Pearl Me
Grade 5: George Peters.
Grade 6: Jack McWhirter, Charles
Colquitt, Hazel Putnam, Ruth Smith
Grade 4: Will Arey, jr., Jack Pal
mer. jr., James Kendrick, Constance
Dellinger, Marie King, Helen Sue
Kendrick. Helen Queen.
Grade 7: Franklin Jenkins. Her
man Best, Mary Louise Dorsey, Ida
Mae Brydges, Edwina Gidney, Mil
Grade 6: Richard LcGrand, Bob
Grade 4: Herman Hamrick, Ver
nie Newton, Mary Stawart, Lillie
Grade 5: Mary Sue Hill, Mary Sue
Hastings. Mable Sanders. Max Hill.
West Shelby School
Grade 4: Jeff Connor, Loy Weav
er, Edwin Hamrick. Nancy McGow
an Sallie Mullinax, R. Sarah Thonip
Grade 5: Millicent Brackett, Vir
ginia Mintz, Margaret Thompson.
Ruth Hamrick. Barney Lou Smith,
Paul Dover. Charles Philbeck.
Grade 6: Sarah Lee Norman. An
nie R. Dellinger, Isabel Lackey, Jean
M. Thompson, Florine Wilson, J. L.
Dover, Louise Dover, Clyde Weaver,
Grade 7: Elizabeth Thompson,
Edith Ledford, Mary Sue Thompson,
Sarah Louise Falls.
Grade 4: Carr Cline. Keith Shull.
Clyde Trammel, Rufus Weathers, An
nie Cline, Alphonsine Harris.
Grade 5: Veva Armour, Ellen Ford
Grade 6: Margaret Ford, Colbert
McKnight, Junior Post.
Grade 7: Evelyn Smawley, Virgin
ia McMurry,, Eleanor Morrison.
Amanda Harris, Motheson Haiick,
. Jefferrson School.
Grade 4: D. C. Black, Ernest
Greenway, Annie Da berry. Maggie
Myrr Chapman, Ruby Taylor, Ka
tie Lou Endey.
Grade 0: Geneva Ross, Griffin
Holland, Caleb McSwain.
Grade 7: Ruth Walker.
(By Jno. F. Clark & Co)
Cotton was quoted at noon today
on New York exchange:
December 1972, January 19.80,
March 19.97. Saturday's close, Dec.
19.91; January 1995; March 20.16.
New York. Nov. 14.—Forecast fair
east, rain and colder west; heavy
rain at Corpus Christi.
Business in Worth street for week
is described as fairly satisfactory in
a good many quarters, substantial
sales having gone through. Man
chester cable reports business for
week limited, inquiry better but bids
too low. Manchester, N, H„ special
says millions of yards of fabrics aft
er being held up for a week in Man
chester, Lowell and Lawrence are
now moving to (Western points. Oc
tober consumption was 612.935, com
pared with 568,000 October last
Rather favor purchases on soft
spots based on probability that spin
ners will be inclined to fix prices on
all reactions and that the pressure
of sales against the aetual is shout
118 Solid Cars
In This County
|C|e\e!aml County Received 156.000
| Gallons of Gasoline Cast Week
j No Slump in Consumption.
If one would look up and down
the streets of Shelby on any Satur
day afternoon and see the automo
i biles nosed in to the curb for blocks
and blocks, there would be no won
ider at the amount of gasoline used
jin their operation Last week 18 solid
] car leads of gasoline were checked
jin for distribution in Cleveland
I county. Twelve of these cars con
tained approximately 8,000 gallons
'each, while six cars contained 10,
000 or more gallons, according to R.
! A. Hoyle, of Shelby, gasoline inspec
,tortor far the state. This makes a
| total of 156,000 gallons received in a
Mr. Hoyle says when the tourist
travel is on in the summer the con
sumption Is high and one would ex
pect it to slump when fall comes on,
(but in a prosperous season like this,
1 the local consumption mounts high
er and maintains a high record of
Automobile dealers report that car
sales are good. Most of the dealers
find a market for all new cars they
can get Second hand cars especially
in good demand and dealers are sell
ing all they can get.
Mr. Hoyle has ten counties in his
district and Cleveland is right at
the top in gasoline consumption,
ranking with Gaston and Catawba
two of the more populous counties
in his territory.
1 Presiding Elder’s
! District Calls
District Stewards, Lay Leaders and
Pastors to Meet at Gastonia
The following is a list of the ap
pointments of Rev. W. A. Newell,
i presiding elder of the Shelby dis
trict on his first round:
Shelby, Central, 11 a. m. Novem
Gastonia, West End, night, No
( Gastonia, Franklin, night, Novem
Gastonia, Trinity, night, Novem
Gastonia, East End, night, Novem
South Fork, Vernon, 11 a. m. No
vember 26 and 27.
Lincolnton, night, November 27.
District Stewards meeting, 10 a.
m. November 29.
Shelby Circuit, 1 Bethell, 11 a. m.,
Decembers and 4.
' LaFayette Street, night, December
Rock Springs, Bethel’ll a. m., De
Maylo, night, December 5.
South Fork, Vernon, 11 a. m.
Goodsonville. night, December 6.
Lincoln Circuit, Pisgah, 11 a. m.
Smyre. night, December 7.
Belwood. Palm Tree, 11 a. m . De
Kings Mountain, night. Dec., 8.
Stanley, 11 a. m., December 10.
Mt. Holly, 11 a. m.. December 11.
McAdenville, night, December 11.
Cramerton, night, December 12.
Lowesville. 11 a. m, Dec. 13.
Belmont, Park St., night, Decem
Polkville, Rehobeth, 11 a. m.. De
Bessemer, night, December 14.
Crouse, 11 a. m. December 15.
Dallas, night, December 15.
Cherryville Circuit, St. Paul, 11 a.
m., December 16.
Cherryville. night, December ifi.
Belmont. Main St.. 11 a. m„ De
Gastonia. Main St., night, Decem
Lowell, night. December 19.
The district stewards, lay leaders,
and pastors will meet at Main St.
Church, Gastonia,-on Tuesday, No
vember 29th. No further notice will
be issued. Pastor are urged to bring
a full representation to this impor
Beat Bascom Now
On Late Vegetables
Bascom Martin, The Stars janitor,
takes time between whisks of the
broom to look over tl\£ paper. Just
the other day in his cleaning up he
noticed on a discarded paper that
some person had string beans for
dinner in October. Whereupon Bas
com informs that he is quite a gard
ener himself. According to Bascom
he has a half dozen late tomatoes
now, three watermelons—one weigh
ing 15 pounds—ripened recently,
while on Saturday he had green
beans and cucumbers for dinner.
HIGIiS LOSE GAME
FIGHT TO GO OUT
OF STATE BATTLE
Crippled Shelby Hat kfield Falls to |
Cope With Passing Attack.
Harris and Beam Star.
Five years ago a vaunted Asheville
High football eleven took a detour to
Shelby en route to Chapel Hill.
When dusk ended a rainy, wintry
day, Asheville journeyed back tc
the mountains licked.
Saturday Asheville wrought a
sweet revenge by putting Casey Mor
ris' lighting blue eleven out of the
state rao? by a 13 to 0 score
The score fails to tell the story oi
the bitter fight Morris' light crew
staged in that grim afternoon of
football in the fine Memorial sta
dium tucked on the Asheville moun
tainside. Asheville won. but fans
who attended the game brought
home memories of a little line
that would not give and of two
backs. Captain Harris and Laymon
Beam, playing their last official
game for Shelby High and playing
in a manner that they alone gained
more ground from a running attack
than did the entire Asheville eleven.
Asheville licked Shelby in the air.
Ten completed forward passes from
little Scotty Chakles and his pal Es
tes turned the trick. Outside oi
Jack McDowall and his State col
lege receivers this writer has seen
nothing to equal the air game of
the Asheville eleven. Pases zipped
through the air from whistle to
whistle but in the final quarter it
resembled a basketball game as both
teams passed in desperation. In the
air duel Asheville won because the
two main cogs of Casey Morris' ae
rial attack could not perform.
nan uoes uui.
Expecting to meet a stronger team
Coach Monis built up a strategic
’parsing attack lor his Highs, then
I Pate stepped in and broke almost
every pass. Saturday morning when
;the boys boarded a bus here it was
I found that Irish Bridges, sterling
passer and pass receiver, had a large
water knot on his elbow . Blow No. 1,
(that was. When the game started
'the famous "four pony” combina
tion was broken up. McSwaln fak
ing the field instead of Bridges. On
the first play the wiry little Zeno
Wall took a head-on tackle for Chak
ales and was knocked cold. That left
only half of the pony crew, Harris
and Beam, but it will be years be
fore their play Saturday afternoon
will be forgotten. With Wall, the
field general gone, and Bridges,
steady little defense player out.
things looked hopeless for Shelby
from the outset.
Asheville started unsteady march
down the field and ran their first
three downs over the Shelby line.
Then something happened. The
little blue wall dug in the turf and
held. Only one more first down was
made over the Shelby line that day.
Pushed back under their own goal
posts Shelby took the ball. Cline
knifed the line for five yards, but
could go no more. Then Harris slung
through the Maroon team for seven
yards. A first down was registered,
up in the Asheville stadium a group
of fans though seven-yard runs
of fans thought seven-yard runs
“Where's that All-Southern back?”
Two seconds later he saw him as
Beam sneaked around left end arid
spilled would-be-tackters who tried
to halt him before he covered 26
yards and planted the pigskin in
Asheville territory. The drive kept up
with Harris and Beam alternating
on short runs. Then with a touch
down in sight the ball was jostled
out of Harris' arms, Beam recover
ing. but the play marred the lirst
real chance to score.
Thereafter Asheville tried the ’.ine
again, and the try was a failure.
Then Asheville took to the air and
remained until the game was won.
The first score in the second quar
ter came from three passes and a
short plunge by Chakales. Put it
down now that this Chakales can do
everything that is to be donfe in
football, and do it well. In the third
quarter Asheville threatened twice,
but no more. In lhat period Ed
Harris tor off three runs from 10
to 20 yards, while Beam was a con
sistent gainer. In the meantime how
ever Chakales wfas lost to the Ashe
ville team when he nabbed a pass in
the Shelby backfield and was
fiercely tackled by the Shelby sec
ondary' defense. In the final quar
ter with the score standing 6-0 Ashe
ville took to the air again.
Miss the Air Defense.
In that air attack Shelby saw de
feat. With Bridges and Wall out of
the fray only two experienced backs
were left to break up the air game.
Asheville passing over for the second
(Continued on page eight.)
Hen Takes Hobo
Trip And Rides
White lien Calmly Hides Pilot of
Southern Train Into Shelbv
t Yard. Caught Here.
This seems to be a day of
freakish hoboes. Just the other
day a dog was taken from the
rods under a box ear in the rail- !
road yards at Spencer and men
tion was made of a new-type
j hobo. Shelby goes it one better.
Friday of last week, yard officials
at the Southern here noticed a
strange sight as the Southern pas
senger train from Marion rolled into
the yard with a hen perched caimly
on the pilot of the engine. 'When the
locomotive came to a standstill a
yard employe walked up to the pilot
and pulled the blinking chicken off
without any attempt at a getaway.
The white hen was streaked with
soot from the engine, but apparent
ly unmindful of the soot, noise or
anything else. The chicken, inci
dentally, lost her neck a few min
utes later and was carried away by
the baggage master intent on mak
ing the hobo pay for the ride in the
form of a good chicken dinner. Sug
gestion is that the hen started to fly
across the track somewhere between
Marion and Shfelby, but was forced
to alight on the pilot and thus rode
to town in the manner of the boes
of old. Anyway. Shelby boosts a hen
State Baptist Convention To Be
Held In Durham This Week,
Many ministers and laymen of the
Baptist churches of Shelby and
Cleveland county will go to Durham
today and tomorrow^ to attend the
State Baptist convention which
opens there at the First Baptist
church and continues through
Thursday. Dr. Zeno Wall, pastor of
the First Baptist church of Shelby
is to deliver the convention sermon
which will be one of the outstand
ing parts of the program.
The president of the convention
is Dr. C I. Mercer, formerly pastor
at Wilson, who recently resigned
this work to go to another field.
Other officers will be elected at the
opening session. Worship periods
will be in charge of the following:
Tuesday afternoon, Dr. J. B. Tur
ner. of Haves-Barton Baptist church
Raleigh; Tuesday evening. Rev. C.
R. Pittard, of Apex; Wednesday
morning, Rev. B. F. Bray, of Wades
boro; Wednesday afternoon, Rev. A.
B. Bass, of Scotland Neck; Wednes
day night, Rev. R. T Vann, of Ra
leigh; Thursday morning, Rev. Coy
Muckle, of Wingate; Thursday aft
ernoon. Rev. E. C. Dean, of Burling
Wednesday night the principal
speaker will be Dr, E. Y. Mullins,
president of the Southern Baptist
Theological Seminary, at Louisville,
Ky., former president of the South
ern Baptist convention and now
president of the Baptist World Al
liance, and known in Europe, it is
said, as ‘'the outstanding Baptist of
America;" and the annual meeting
of the alumni association of Louis
ville Seminary, where Rev. J. A.
Gaines, of Charlotte, will preside, j
and Dr. Mullins will be honor guest.
Most of the Baptist ministers in
North Carolina are graduates of this
seminary, it is stated.
The educational program of Wed
nesday night will include discus
sion of the campaign for $1,500,000,
now under way In the stats, for the
benefit of Msredith college, Wake
Forest college and other church
schools It is hoped that the cam
paign will be completed by March I,
it is said, and the fund in use be
fore the centennial of the North I
Carolina Baptist convention, which
waa^ organized in 1830.
Mr. Cookson Goes
To Burlington Mills
Mr. J. H. Cookson one of the
builders of the Cleveland Cloth Mill
started here several years ago, has
accepted a position as superintend
ent of three textile mills at Burling
ton and goes today to enter upon
his duties there. Mr. Cookson is a
man of outstanding ability. He was
associated with Mr. E. T.‘Switzer in
the operation of the Art Cloth Mill
at Gastonia before coming to Shel
by. Prior to that time he had spent
his life with some of the largest
and most successful mills of the
East. Shelby regrets to give up the
estimable Cookson family.
FARMER DIES IN
CAR DRIVING HOME
FROM HIS CRH
Husband of Miss Essie Elliot of the
Beams Mill Section Died in
Ed Crawford, well to do Gaston
county farmer and son-in-law of the
late Mr. and Mrs. Jim Elliott of the
I warns Min section oi Cleveland
I county died at the wheel of his car
i Saturday night as he was driving
I home from preaching at Union
| Presbyterian church near the Lin
j wood college property. Mr. Crawford
felt a stroke of apoplexy coming on
ns he sat at the steering wheel,
turned off the switch, pushed in the
clutch and pulled out to the side of
the road, where he fell over on the
shoulder of his wife sitting by his
By the time Mr. Crawford was
taken to the City Hospital in Gas
tonia he was dead. He w’as a man
about 40 years old, a hard worker,
with a fine lot of hogs and cattle
beside the other things raised on a
model farm. He had been subject to
attacks but on Saturday was feeling
unusually well and took his wife and
two children to the Union Presby
terian i church of which he was a
member. After the services he start
ed norne. Two small children were
asleep on the back seat. When Mrs.
Crawford who was Miss Essie EJliott
realized that something serious was
the matter with her husband, she
screamed at the passing cars but
could not attract notice. One of the
small children was awakened and
sent back up the road to a filling
station, Some ladies passing in an
other car, seeing the child walking
along the road at night, thought
something was the matter and
stopped to inquire. They went to the
assistance of Mrs. Crawford and
helped her take her husband to the
hospital, but ha was dead before
they got him there.
The funeral was held Sunday aft
ernoon at Union Presbyterian
church, Rev. J. E. Berryhili conduct
ing the services. A large crowd of
friends and relatives from Cleve
land and Gaston counties were
present for Mr. Crawford was one
of the most popular farmers in Gas
Of Cotton Staple
Planted In The Spring, Mortgaged
In Summer And Left In Field
In The Winter.
The Star's good friend, J. R.
Moore of the Alexander Manufac
turing Co. at Forest City ran across
a very humorous but true defini
tion of cotton which he has handed
along for our readers to ponder
over and while the man who wrote
the definition was striking at hu
mor, he “said a mouthful' as the
New York mayor once remarked.
Here's a definition of cotton, not
by Webster, but by Mr. Anonymous;
read and ponder:
Cotton is the overcoat of a seed
that is planted and grown in the
Southern States to keep the produc
er broke and the buyer crazy. The
fibre varies in color and weight, and
the man who can guess nearest to
the length of the fibre is called a
cotton man by the pijUolic, a fool by
the farmer, and a poor business
man by his creditors.
The price of cotton is fixed in
New York, and goes up when you
have sold and down when you have
A buyer working for a group of
mills in the South was sent to New
York to watch the cotton market,
and after a few days deliberation he
wired his firm as follows:
“Some think it will go up, some
think it will go down, I do too.
Whatever you do will be wrong
act at once.”
Cotton is planted in the spring,
mortgaged in the summer, and left
in the field in the winter.
POTATO WEIGHING 15
POUNDS GROWN HERE
Gaffney.—A sweet potato weigh
ing 15'i pounds, grown by J. 8.
Huffstetler at his home on the
Chesnee road a few miles from
Gaffney, was sent to Gaffney.
Mr. Huffstetler has not taken up
his potatoes yet, but he has found
another of approximately the same
size in his patch.
He planted the Porto Rico variety
in a sandy, loan soiL *