Cool idfe meant that he did not
totmd to run when he made that
fwmoiis statement “I do not choose
„ run." Anyway, that’s what he told
Ike Republicans and the entire coun
^ yesterday when he emphasized
lhf fal t that he was eliminated from
tfcr next presidential race.
The fourth victim of the storm
yml visited North Carolina over the
p.st week-end was found yesterday
in the woods of Robeson where a
had died of exposure and cold.
IT FIRST TIL
agtlirr Side” to Assault Charge
Against Young Shelby Man
Being Investigated Now.
The hearing of W. H. Blanton jr., j
young Shelby man charged with an '
attempted assault on a waitress of a |
Greek cafe at Winston-Salem,
scheduled for Monday was postpon
ed, it was learned here today. The
hearing was carried over, it is un
derstood, so that some investigation
night be made of “another side”
there may be to the charges of the
waitress, information being that
light will likely be shed on some in
cidents in the story not so well cov
ered by the girl preferring . the
charges. ' ■ • ■ .
Last Saturday morning the girl :
appeared at a suburban home in I
Winston, dishevelled and without j
shots, telling of an attempted at- j
tack, which was charged to the j
Shelby man, who according to her
story agreed to ride her home from
the cafe where she worked and
where he had been talcing his mpals.
The alleged assault took place when
Blanton took her out the suburban
road instead of to her home, accord
ing to her story.
Mr. W. H. Blanton, father of the
young man charged with the assault
stated to The Star yesterday that
he was in Winston Monday and
made some investigations of his own.
Incidents learned were that the
waitress along with another girl, an
other boy and Blanton were out rid
tog when the suggestion was made
that another1 car be secured and
they divided up—the suggestion, it
is said, not coming from Blanton but
meeting with agreement from him.
On the morning following the
story cf the attack, it is said, the
girl returned to the cafe where she
work and when asked about her
shoe., is said to have laughingly re
marked that they were lost but she
would get well paid for them. Short
ly thereafter it is further said that
the Greek proprietor of the cafe in
formed her that her services were
no longer needed. These incidents
learned and stated by Mr. Blanton
differ somewhat from the girl's
story that she managed to escape
only after losing her shoes and
biting young Blanton on the hand.
Just when the hearing will be
held is not known, but “there is an
other side to the story,” according to
Mr, Blanton, when the entire affair
Hi; l>t Watchman At Charlotte
Found With Head Crushed
And Throat Cut.
Charlotte, Dec. 6.—City detectives
Tuesday admitted questioning two
iomen in regard to the B. J. Over
fen murder case, but withneld
fee names of the women, in the
hope that by so doing something
sf value might be learned regarding
toe killing of Overton Monday
Burning at the Charlotte Bonded
Warehouse, on North Poplar street.
Overton was found with his skull
Pushed and throat cut, and $100
116 had and his pistol were gone,
tot police are not confining them
felves to the robbery theory alone,
to efforts to find the murderer.
®ere is possibility that there may
ttve been desire for revenge on the
"d 01 the slayer, but police said
tothmg of value has been learned.
The body of Overton has been
topped to Louisburg, his former
lUffle, for funeral services and buri
1 He had a wife and daughter. He
M been here since last May.
‘by Umstmas Sea
SHELBY, N. ,C. WEDNESDAY, DEC. 7. 1027. Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons
By mail, per year (in adva=se)__$&&»
By carrier, per year (in advar.se) |3.&
VOL. XXXIV, No. 146
THE CLEVELAND STAR
Baptist Pastor Prays For
Christmas Charity Givers
Boosts Star Fund
DR. ZENO WALL
First Baptist Pastor.
Widow of Lamented Capt. John K..
Wells Passes After Five Months
Illness—77 Years Old.
Mrs. Rachel Wells, widow' of the
late Capt. John K. Wells and a
member of one of the oldest and
most respected families of this sec
tion. passed away quietly Tuesday
morning at 3 o’clock at the Shelby
'hospital where she had been a pa
tient since she entered there five
months ago, suffering from a stroke
Mrs. Wells is being buried this
afternoon at Sunset Cemetery, be
side her lamented husband, a valiant
Confederate veteran who preceded
her to the grave three years ago
last March. The funeral is being
conducted by her pastor, Dr. Hugh
K. Boyer oi Central Methodist
church, assistant by Dr. Zeno Wall,
pastor of the First Baptist church.
Deceased was born at the old
Ware homestead near Ware's bridge
on Buffalo 77 years ago the 30th
of October, the daughter of James
M. and Naomi Ware, hardy pioneer
citizens of this section. Her parents
moved to Shelby and lived on West
Warren street where J. L. Lackey
now lives. When in her teen age
she joined Central Methodist church
and remained a most faithful and
consecrated member. In 1870 she
married Capt." Wells, a stalwart
young hero of the sixties and to
gether they lived happily on West
Marion street until death. Besides
them lived his brother Capt. Jim
Wells and his wife, Laura, a sister
of Mrs. Rachel Wells.
Devoted to Church
Mrs. Wells was a devoted wife and
mother. Her whole heart and soul
were wrapped in her children and
her church. She was quiet in her
manner and had a kindly face hat
radiated culture and refinement. She
loved her church of which she was
a member for 60 years and when ser
vices were held, nothing but sick
; n6ss could keep her away. She pos
sessed all those attributes of char
acter and graces that typified the
beautiful womanhood of her day
and in her passing Shelby has lost
one of its noblest women.
Four Children Survive
Surviving are the following chil
dren. Dr. Marvin Wells of Middles
burg, Mrs. May Wells Conner and
Mr. Charles H. Wells of Shelby.
Mrs. John D. Christopher of Pick
ens, S. C. Three boys. Bob, John
and Guy died in young manhood.
Also surviving are the following
brothers and sisters, Dr. A. B. Ware
and Mr. Frank Ware of Asheville,
Rev. Dr. W. R. Ware of Rutherford
ton, Mrs. Mary Roberts and Mrs.
Laura Wells of Shelby and Mrs. A.
E. Alspaugh of Portland, Oregon. All
of the children and brothers and
sisters were here today for the fun
eral except Mrs. Alspaugh who lives
in a far away state.
Mrs. D. M. McCombs
Dead Of Paralysis
Mrs. I>. M. McCombs of the
Shanghai section died at her home
Tuesday following a second stroke
of paralysis which she suffered Sun
day. Three years ago she was strick
en and her health was never regain
ed. She was born December 15th,
1853 and moved here with her hus
band from Polk county about a year
ago. Two daughters, Mrs. Cal Goode
and Mrs. W. N. Shields of Ellenboro
survive, together with her aged hus
band. Her remains were taken to
day to Cool Springs church for inter
Dr. Wall Endorsee Star's Drive for
Unfortunates of City. Con
tributions Come In.
In the course of a prayer of the
efforts of The Star to raise a fund
with which to take cheer to the
homes of the poor, providing old and j
young with some of the necessities |
of life which are denied them for i
one cause and another.
Dr. Wall commended The Star for
its efforts to raise the fund and for
the co-operation of the Rotary, Ki
wanis. Womans club and others and
urged everybody to make a donation.
A committee representing the vari
ous religious and civic organizations,
co-operating with the county welfare
officer, J. B. Smith. Is investigating
needy cases, determining what is
most needed among the poor and
will make the distribution of food,
fuel, wearing apparel and some
Christmas goodies during the holi
Fund Is Growing
The Christmas Charity Fund is
growing, somewhat slowly, but grow
ing nevertheless. Dollar by dollar
the total is increasing and in the
end every dollar will count This
man brings in a dollar. A woman
telephones that she is sending a
check. Then a couple of boys and
girls leave a contribution. None
large, but they all help.v Two or
three together means a pair of shoes
for some youngster, who perhaps
hasn't had a new pair of shoes
"since they took Daddy away."
County Welfare Officer Smith will
be glad to tell of any of the cases
where the fund will be distributed,
and give names if they are asked.
But there are some families where
pride remains. If you care to put a
contribution in the fund it will be
transformed into necessities and
given to a family without any pub
licity of poverty-stricken conditions.
Since one of the other funds one
of the boys who received a pair of
shoes has grown to working size and
now he is a ‘‘little father" to his
family. He feels better perhaps
that everybody did not know his
name when the Christinas fund
came in so handy for him. That
is the way the fund works—silently
taking care of those who need help.
The welfare officer and his commit
tee are acquainted with every case.
They know where the money is go
ing and how it will be spent. Every j
cent contributed is needed, and
Have you made a contribution
Help Out Early
It isn’t so many days until Christ
mas. Remember what a rush you
will be in in the last few days. Then
remember that the welfare com
mittee has a Christmas of its own
and must do some personal chop
ping. Before that they will have to
play Santa, with your help, to scores
of unfortunates. If you are going to
give, give it early so that a little
time may be given the committee
for its own Christmas shopping.
Scores have asked about the girl
is playing wage-earner and mother
to her brothers and sisters. Many
want to help her. Some already
have helped. If you admire this
girl's sheer grit and loyalty to her
brothers and sisters you will help
play St. Nicholas to her and her
Drop in The Star office today and
leave a check or cash. The size of
the gift doesn't matter. One or two
have given a dollar and the dollar
meant more to them than twent
dollars does to some folks. Those
are the gifts that count.
Contributors to date are:
A friend ._
Just a man..
Shelby Cafe ._.
Central Cafe ...t...
J. M. Gillespie.
A. C. Miller ____
R. T. LeGrand Jr.,*.— ...
Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Turner .
Whiteway Dry Cleaning Co. ..
Orphan ... ...
G. C. Smith ... ... ... ......
J. C. Hyder .. ....„
Snowflake Laundry ..........
A friend .
Edwin Ford ..
Albert Suttle ......_.......
A bit o’ help .....
R. T. LeGrand ..
Cleveland Star __ .......
Miss Myrtle Norman.
T. C. Hitchcock 1.
From a lady ...
J. D Lineberger ..
Add your name to* the next
- - $5
“For inasmuch as ye have done it
unto the least of one of these, you
have done it unto me.)
Mr. and Mrs. Tom Abenathy and
Mr. Barney Brackett attended the
show in Spartanburg Monday night.
Twenty-One Cleveland Couple* Mar
ry At Gaffney October, S3
Daring November, Shown
Although Cleveland county Is
holding its own in sale of marriage
license it has been believed for sev
eral years that at least as many
county couples are married in
South Cafblina. if not more, than
are married at home. The figure*
now show such to be true.
A list of marriage license sold by
Probate Judge Lake W. Stroup, at
Gaffney, 3 C.. during October and
November‘shows that 54 couples
from this county together with
many others from adjoining coun
ties were married there during the
Couples to whom license w'ero is
sued during October and Novem
Henry Carroll and Maggie Russell,
Ambrose Hamrick and Blanche
Thomas Johnson and Lillie Mae
Palmer Smith and Geneva Wil
Virgie Biggerstaff and Mamie
Tan Davidson and Luella Maude
James Albert Morrison and Mar
tha Naimo Hamilton. Shelby.
Lester Reid and Mamie Lee Sher-*
Carl Ledford and Ethel Short,'
Roy Ledford and Rachel Thomas,
Noah Rippy and Lona Bell Grier,
Raymond Grier and Mattie Greta
Odus E. Elliott and Violet Mae
Frand Heard and Lottie Hovle,
Forest Brooks and Blanche Peeler,
Oliver Black and Nellie Queen,
Silas Johnson, Lawndale and Alice
(Continued on page seven.)
Building Of Road
Would Mean a New
School For County
P. St N. Extension Would Pass Over
Dixon School. Would Build
Again. Architect Chosen
Just what all the extension of the
P. & N. railroad would mean to the
Carolinas is not known, but ii the
p. and N. is ever extended the Dixon
school between Kings Mountain
and Grover in this county would get
a new building. The proposed route
of the extension would go right
over the present school and in a
meeting this week the county board
of education agreed to the right-of
way for the P. & N. provided the
expense of securing another site and
another building would be borne by
At the same meeting the board em
ployed J J. Baldwin, of Asheville, as
the architect for the new No. 8
school building. Seven architects ap
peared before the board.
At Boiling Springs.
A committee from the board was
authorized to secure options on
property adjoining the Boiling
Springs school property as the pres
ent grounds are not considered ade
The board also authorized the ad
vertising of the sale of the Cabaniss
school site on the first Monday in
A considerable amount of routine
business was also handled by the
Over Highway Paving
Blacksburg people and everybody
between Blacksburg and Grover are
rejoicing that the contract for hard
surfacing the highway between
Grover, is to be let this month, and
are in great hopes that work will be
begun immediately on the grading,'
so that it will not interfere with
farm labor, as it would if deferred
until spring, says a Blacksburg dis
patch to the Gaffney Ledger.
Detours, two ways are available,
with but little attention, between
Blacksburg and Grover, which will
afford eqhally as good roads as the
present highway. In the meantime
it is hoped that the work on the
highway north of Grover will very
shortly be completed so that traffic
will be turned back in its regular
Blacksburg and Grover are feeling
very keenly the effects of the present
detours at Kings Mountain and
Gaffney taking the traffic around
over No. 18 and especially the bus
service which has been discontinued
for the past week.
when her speedboat turned
turtle. Mias Loretta Turnbull 16
of Los Angeles. Joined the Hell
Divers' Club The organization la
made up of pilots who have turned
over during scheduled races Tbe
hell diver Is a species of bird
noted for its quick divine Beyond
! getting all tret Mias Turnbull
tame out all rlgbt ‘
1 Gathering of Drnnken Negroes Give
Officers Trouble. Ten Jailed
Here Last Night.
A general row and a drunken cel
ebration staged by a dozen or more
negroes in the section near the old
lanyard at Belwood last night crea
ted quite a disturbance in the neigh
borhood. Today Recorder Mull began
airing the fracas out as 10 of the
blacks jailed last night were brought
into court charged with being drunk
and disorderly and resisting arrest.
From what could be learned the
Georgia negroes who migrated to
this section to aid in the cotton
fields staged a "to do" last night at
a house in the section and from
some source the big gathering se
cured a quantity of liquor and t£e
celebration assumed dangerous as-'
pects. White people of the section
termed the affair a "drunken nob"
and Deputy Sheriffs Tom Sweezy
and Bruce Fortenberry csdled, t*»
Iquiat the melee found their hands
full and more. Two of the dozen or
more drunken and rowdy negroes
were arrested and promptly taken
away from the officers by the other
negroes^ Finally two of the number
were placed in a car with Deputy
Sweezy but made their getaway.
With the officers being resisted and
threatened in addition to being
greatly outnumbered hurried calls
were sent here and Sheriff Logan,
his son-in-law Dean Duncan, and
later other officers journeyed to the
scene. By the time they arrived how
ever the uprising had quieted to a
certain extent. During the night and
this morning 10 of the negroes were
arrested, including four women.
The 10 tried here this morning
were given sentences ranging from
60 days to four months on the roads
One pf the chief offenders a young
negro woman, was found to be the
mother of a young baby and the
court found it necessary to give her
a suspended sentence on good be
Other than rocks and knives no
deadly weapons were found in the
gathering, it is said. However, the
first officers on the scene were
threatened with a knife and a rock
and of necessity had to do some des
perate struggling not to* be over
powered, it is said.
Seemingly Shelby's hope for a
landing field is ready to be carried
into reality when the weather per
It will be recalled that the owners
of Cleveland Springs some time
beck made the proposition that they
would give a suitable tract for a
landing field near the hotel provided
the owners would not have to pay
tax on a community project. Cooper
atton shown thereafter Included the
offer of the city, through Mayor Dor
sey, to assist in grading the field and
preparing it for planes. Fred Wagner
operator of the rock quarry. also
agreed to give prepared rock sand
for a covering for Ihe field. From
the interest shown at the time the
project was mentioned nothing seem
ed lacking and now that the com
missioners readily agreed to take
care of the tax the landing field is
nearer reality than ever.
One of the major topics of the
day before the commissioners in
their monthly meeting was that of
tax adjustment—although the com
missioners were of the opinion all
that had been settled. Numerous
citizens appeared before the board,
it is said, seeking adjustment on tax
valuations on their property, but
were informed by the commission
ers that a time limit had been set
shortly after the listing for all com
plaints and adjustments and that
the matter of adjusting values could
not be continued indefinitely.
In addition to discussing tax mat
ters the commissioners spent the re
mainder of the day going over „ou
tine problems of the county business.
Want Ads Contain
Many Odd Stories
One Tells of Wild Pig Being Held
By Relatives of Negro Killed
As many human interest stories,
and often freak stories, are found
in the want ad columns of a news
paper as on a front page. Frequent
ly a notice appears in The Star's
"penny columns" and has behind it
a real story.
For instance there was one the
other day about a man losing his
trousers. Good Story, eh? Not so
many weeks back there appeared
one that told of many troubles and
martial difficulties—a “penny col
i umn ad" offering reward for infor
mation as to a wife and children.
In the issue today there is a right
unusual story. Relatives of Javan
Smith, the negro who was fatally
cut on the street here last week, are
advertising a strayed pig that was
| caught and put up by Javan just
before he died. The strayed pig is
a wild one according to the adver
tisement and considering that
catching it was the last act of the
i negro before he was butchered it
is to be wondered just who will
claim the pig. Will it be a super
stitious colored man?
Box Supper at Earl School.
There will be a box supper at Sari
school Friday night December 9
Mean and boys requested to ring
well filled pocket books. Everybody
i is invited.
FIRST HUNTER UP
Hunting Without New License Gets
First Man in Court Here.
Must Pay Costs
The first offender under the new
hunting laws faced County Judge
John Mull yesterday in recorder’s
j court charge with hunting in No. 1
township without a hunting license.
The hunter, a white man from the
Cliffside section, was given suspend
ed Judgement that Included pay
ment of the costs and purchase of
hunting license, but the money not
being on hand he was remanded to
Jail until the proper cash was pro
Just what hunting license the first
offender will have to purchase re
mains to be seen. Since it is said
that he is a native of Rutherford
and came over into Cleveland to
hunt, he may have to purchase a
state lioense, which costs (5.25.
The hearing of Boney Perkins,
negro, charged with shooting Char
lie Fishback. another negro, at a
road camp near Fallston. has not
been held as yet and will not likely
be held before Friday, it is said, so
that more can be told of Fiahback's
condition. The latter is in the hos
! pital, but is not thought to be seri
Seeing G boats?
Walter Gordon, who fatally cut
Javan Smith, another colored boy,
last week has not been given a
hearing as yet, not having an at
torney when the hearing was first
called. Gordon, who was afraid of
the dark on the first night in jaU
after the killing now has company In
the Perkins negro, but there was a
report on the street yesterday that
Gordon. Just as superstitious as any
of his race, had a ghostly caller in
the spook of the person he killed.
The rumor had It that Gordon said
Javan came in ppe night and put
his tiknd on his shoulder.
At Tin Can Tonight
The basketball season for the Shel
by High quint will be formally ush
ered in here tonight when the
quint trained by Coaches Morris and
Falls takes on the fast five from
Henrietta-Caroleen school The game
will be played in the “tin can” gym
nasium at the Central school and
will start about 7:45.
The Henrietta-Caroleen quint is
1 rated as one of the best in the sec
tion and the local speed and cage
merchants should have their hands
full during the entire evening. It
will be the first public appearance
of a basketball team already being
talked as strong contenders for the
state cage title.
ON Friday night the Highs will
play Cherryville in the “tin ?an"
here in what should be one of the
best games of the year.
Airport Tract Gets 0. K.
From Commission Board
Board Tells Eskridge That Tax .On Field For
Airport Will Be A’-ranged. Seek
Late Tax Changes.
The one alleged obstacle in the path of the proposed
landing field for Shelby has been removed. The county com
missioners. A. E. Cline. W. W. Washburn and R. L. Weathers,
in their monthly meeting this week informed Charles L. Esk
ridge, airport booster, that the matter of tax upon the pro
posed tract would be taken care of in some way by the board.
Some Controversy About Paying Election Board
In City Recall Matter——Public Begging Curbed
Each month the city will turn over
$25 to -the county welfare officer, J.
B. Smith from the public funds, to
be used in needy charity cases; four
new stop-and-go signals were bought
to replace the old signals at the four
corners of the square and the pro
posed bond issue of $175,000 passed
its second reading; the payment of
the account of $30 to Bynum Weath
ers and D. R. Byars, county election
board was deferred. These are the
high lights in the monthly meeting
last night of Mayor Dorsey and Al
dermen Hendrick, Ledford and
There has been some question
whether the city would pay for the
time the county election board put
on the city recall election petition
which recently met death because of
a lack of sufficient petitioners. An
affidavit was filed before the coun
cil showing that the two members
of the board had put in three days
each at $5 per day, but Mayor Dor
sey says the affidavit was not ad
dressed to any one. neither did a bill
accompany the affidavit. City Attor
ney Burrus had fsked for an opuiion
from the state's Attorney General
; Brummitt, held that the county
should rightfully pay a county elec
tion board, but in view of the tact
that the petition has resulted in the
saving of an expense of an election,1
it would be proper for the city to
pay. Therefore, payment will prob
ably be made when the statement is
received in due form.
Stop Public Begging.
Mayor Dorsey says in view of the
$25 per month which the city turns
over to Welfare Officer Smith, the j
public solicitation of alms, will be I
stopped. There is an ‘ordinance on |
the books forbidding the public soli- ■
citation of alms and this will be ;
rigidly enforced, says Mayor Dorsey.
Mr. Smith says the city's $25 per
month will be spent for necessities
only and that Mr. Smith will make 1
a monthly statement to the city ol
what disposition has been made of
the money. The public is therefore, j
asked to contribute its charity mo- '
ney only to .cases known to be
worthy or to Mr. Smith who will
first investigate before help is given.
Passes Second Reading.
The ordinance authorizing bond is j
sue in the sura of $175,000 passed its
second reading last night. Mayor
Dorsey says this bond issue may not
be made for sometime, but the ma
chinery is being provided. ^ Of the
amount $115,000 is for septic disposal
and sewer system in the eastern half
of Shelby, $35,000 for the electric
department extensions, the $25,000
for water extension.
A beautiful Chistmas tree, brilli
antly lighted will be provided by the
city for the Woman's club which
proposes to have a tree on the court
square for the "kiddies.” Presents
will be provided by the Woman's
Armory Rent Withdrawn.
It was voted last night to suspend
the $30 per month which the city
has been paying toward the rent of
the armory used by Co. K in the
basement of the Royster building.
This allowance was withdrawn dur
ing the Weathers administration,
reinstated at the beginning of the
Dorsey administration, and again
withdrawn last night.
C. S. YOU 10 BE
Prominent Business Man Has Not
Acepted Vet. Is Unanimous
Choice, Mayor Says.
Charlie S. Yount, prominent
business man, churchman and
lodge worker, may be Shelby's
new alderman to sulceed Dr. G.
M. Gold, retired. The Star learn
ed last night from an authen
In fact, the source of the informa
tion was authentic as possible—the
news coming from the City hall it
self, where it was declared that Mr.
Young is the unanimous choice of
Mayor Dorsey and the three other
members of the board for the muni
cipal vacancy. Furthermore it is said
that the wholesale groceryman has
been the board’s pick since the night
Dr. Gold regisned.
The hitch, If there lias been any,
is waiting on Mr. Young to say the
word. Officially it is stated that Mr.
Youhg has already been informed
that he is wanted by the city au
thorities. but Mr. Young, who "never
goes off half-cocked," has been
studying it over, and insofar as was
learned today has pot definitely
made up his mind.
Do the people want me?" seems
to be Mr. Young’s biggest problem.
Anyway, that is what Mayor Dorsey
arrived at after a conversation with
‘1 told him," said Mayor Dorsey,
“that I believed he would be Just as
much In demand by the people of
the city as by the board and my
self. In a conversation he told me
that the people knew there was a va
cancy and only two or three had
suggested that he would be the prop
er man, whereupon I informed him
that several times the two or three
would say something to him If they
once thought be was likely to ho a
There may be other reasons why
Mr. Young is taking time out to con
sider the appointment, but if there
are none, leaders in official circles
do not mind saying that few men
more popular or more capable than
Mr. Young could be appointed by
A. V. Hamrick, J. F. Ledford and
R. L. Hendrick, the three members
| of the board, are said to be Just as
strong for the appointment as Mayor
City authorities were somewhat
reluctant about stating that one cer
’ tain man had ben considered, but in
view of the fact that the prospect
was undecided as to public approval
it was admitted that the suggestion
of his name would soon let Mr.
Young know Just how the people
would feel about it.
COVER 184 YEARS
First Wellmon Came to County in
1763 and His Daughter is Still
Living At 90
Two generations 'r. CWRiarf|
county covering a period of 160 years
is the interesting family history of
Carrie Williams, 90-year-old woman
who lives in the jip-county section.
P. Cleveland Gardner, a Wellmon
descendant, is gathering data for a
history of the Wellmon family, and
the information of the longevity of
the Wellmons was picked up by .jim.
William Wellmon, the first Well
mon to come to this section, settled
with his mother near Waco, this
county but in what was Rutherford
county then, in 1763, conimg from
Maryland. Some time later young
Wellmons mother married a^ain
and migrated farther south, but
he remained in the section. Mrs.
Williams, who now' lives several
miles north of Shelby, is a daughter
of William Wellmon and the aged
lady remembers many incidents
happening years ago. Her father
was *96 years of age when he died
and she is nott 90.
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Mrs. Eskridge Has
Right Eye Removed
The Eskridge family here were
anticipating today an operation '
upon Mrs. Sarah P. Eskridge, mother
of Charles L. Eskridge, at the Eye,
Nose and Throat hospital in Char
lotte, for the removal of the right
Mrs. Eskridge has long been a suf
ferer from a disease of the right
optic known as ‘•glaucoma", which
is a hardening of the eyeball. The
vision of the eye, long impaired, has
I for two years been totally lost, and
the eye is now affected.
If Mrs. Eskridge, who is seventy
two years of age, can withstand the
operation, it is believed the sight of /
the left eye can be saved. But the
question of the operation was stiU
in abeyance this morning.