VOL. XXXV, No. 88
THE CLEVELAND STAR
SHELBY, N. C.
MONDAY, JULY 23, 1928.
Published Monday, Wednesday , and Friday Afternoons
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Today'* North Carolina weather .
report: Local thunder showers this j
afternoon or tonight. Tuesday gen
Trying It Again.
Another French airplane, the
Frigate Bird, hopped off from
I JBrest, France, yesterday afternoon |
! /to an attempted flight to America I
r M«Uni to retrieve the Atlantic J
failure of Nungesscr and Coli. The
pilot of the plane Is Lieut. Paulin
Paris and his relief man is Pilot
Marrot and the third occupant of
the plane is wireless operator Ca
OPENS HERE Mf
Lipard Killing Case May Come I p
Tuesday Afternoon. Judge's
The July term of superior court
convened hore this morning with'
Judge James L. Webb presiding and
Solicitor Spurgeon Spurling prose
The majority of the morning was
devoted to opening routine and a
vigorous charge to the grand jury by
Judge Webb, who warned the jur
ors that he hns great pride in his
: home county and expects a thor
ough survey of county institutilon
by the jury The charge was com
pleted just before noon and the
court got down to work on minor
appeals and a disposal Of the good
Look For Crowd.
Solicitor Spurting stated this
morning that the court would likelv
get to the Lipard killing case late
Tuesday afternoon or Wednesday
- morning Th" case is that wherein
Ralph Lippard and Claude Heave
ner face homicide charges over the
death of Mrs Evelyn Lippard.
Ralph Lippards wife, during a
drunken brawl some time back at
Grover. The case will be the fea
ture one of the docket and a large
gallery is anticipated Quite a crowd
was in attendance at the opening
•-session today despite the heat
/ Mr. Holly Eskridge is foreman of
the grand jury, Deputy Gus Jolley
is the officer in charge and Deputy
Jerry Runyan is acting in his usual
role as court officer.
A number of out-of-town lawyers
are in attendance, including former
Representative Tom Moss, of For
est Cfty. and others.
Company K Back,
Made Good Record
Quay Green Won Division Cop In
Wrestling. Battalion Drill
Company K. Cleveland county na
tional guard unit, returned yester
day from Camp Jackson, Columbia,
where they have been in a two
weeks summer encampment witn
their division, the 30th. The return
trip was made by special train
over the Southern and the military
outfit arrived in Shelby about 2 in
the afternoon. The entire company
from the commissioned officers
down through the youngest recruits
were heavily tanned by their two
weeks in the open under the blazing
South Carolina sun.
The local outfit made quite an
Impressive record at Camp Jackson,
one of the first honors coming
when the company was selected as
a member of the escort detachmem
which was assigned to escort all im
portant visitors into the camp,
among them being the assistant
secretary of war. In the division
drill company K was the represen
tative of its battalion. Quay Green,
one of the young members of the
company. won the welterweight
wrestling bout for the entire divi
sion in the athletic contest. Of the
23 prizes 11 were awarded the
North Carolina regiment of which
company K is a part. Lieut. H. C
Long again won th" regimental
shooting cup nnd will likely go, for
his fourth time, to Camp Perry for
the national shooting contests as a
member of the regimental team.
Juniors At Belwood
John G. Carpenter To Address Big
Rally Of Juniors There Sat
\ urday Evening.
A big district barbecue and rally
of the Fifth North Carolina district
of the Junior Order will be held at
Belwood Saturday afternoon and
night, it was announced today by
Mr. E. W. Dixon( district deputy for
The fifth district is composed of
Cleveland, Lincoln, Rutherford and
The business meeting will be held
at the Junior Hall in the afternoon
and all Juniors in the section are
invited. A big barbecue and picnic
supper will be put on about 6
o'clock at the Belwood school house
at which time free refreshments
will be served. Music will be fur
nished by the Junior string band
from Vale. At 8 o'clock in the even
ing Solicitor John G. Carpenter,
former candidate for congress, will
make the principal address. Every
one in the county and section is in
vited to be present.
ON IN SOUTH; TO
APPEAL TO WOMEN
(i. O. P. Leaders Hope To Line I'p
Women For Hoover. How .Many
Votes Are Needed.
(H. E. C Bryant In Observer.)
Washington, July 22.Republican
lenders are going to make a hard
drive for women votes this year.
They believe that a large majority
of the women prefer Secretary
Hoover for Governor Smith. and
this they assert is particularly true
of the south.
Brownlow Jackson, chairman ol
the Republican committee in
North Carolina, has notified his
friends here that his state will give
the Republican ticket from 50,000 to
100,000 majority in November. He
bases this statement on the fact
that many Democrats. especially
women, are announcing daily they
will not Support Mr. Smith.
In this connection it is interesting
to study the presidential vote in
North Carolina for a number of
In 1924: Davis, Democrat, hid
284,270; Coolidge. Republican. 191 -
753; LaFollette, Progressive, (>,051
In 1920: Cox, Democrat, 305,447;
Harding, Republican, 232.848 Wo
men commenced to vote in 1920. It
is estimated that, in the nation. 43
per cent of them voted. North
Carolina was above the average, 13
per cent taking advantage of suf
200,000 Can Vote.
North Carolina had at that time
428.076 women of voting age.
Mr Jackson claims that about
75,00) women have be-m voting in
the state. but more than 200.000
could vote, if they would. It is his
purpose now to get them out
North Carolina did not give a
full Democratic vote to William
Jennings Bryan Many people voted
the Republican ticket, and otheis
took to the woods. In 1896, the first
year Bryan ran. North Carolina
gave him 174,488 votes, to 155.243
for McKinley. Republican, and 578
for Palmer, gold bug Democrat. Mr.
Bryan got the small plurality of
19,242. In 1900, Bryan received 157,
752. and McKinley. 133.081.
The Democratic plurality in 1924
was 92,517. Its majority in 1920 with
Cox and Harding running was 75.
To win the electoral votes of th ■
state this year the Republicans
must overcome a normal majority
of approximately 100.000. This could
be done by a great rush of women
The south is a battleground and
it will take a lot of hard work to
hold North Carolina and other an
gry states in line.
It is predicted here that the
greatest outpouring of votes ever
witnessed will be seen in southern
states made close by the nomination
of Governor Smith.
Scout Troop No. 5
Five Off To Camp
The following Scouts and their
Scoutmaster. V. C. Mason. Jr., left
for Lake Lanier today: Albert Sut
tle. Tom Cottle. John Caveny. Fred
Martin Simmons. Glen Mauney
Simmons, Ray Hoffman. R. K. Wil
son. George Cabaniss, John Hoyle.
Charles Wells, 'Bud" Lybrand,
Evans Logan, Jack Ross. Charles
Waldrop. John Lineberger of this
troop has been spending the greater
part of the summer at Lake Lanitr
and has become an Eagle scout
since going there. Mr Jack Palmer
and Mr. Cottle ’ accompanied the
scoutmaster and the boys to camp.
Other boys leaving later to join
the scouts at Lake Lanier were
Banks Mauney and Edwdn Gibson.
Held Captive by Mexican Bandits
TVppito t'.p that they wore raptured bv bandits and t;< . i
12 da vs lo.' nmaon:, J F Hooper (left* and \V H. MifrluUl, An t:
ran mining .-.p.-rat •»:«>. plan to return to their properties in 7.\ air
Mexico, ax soon as possible. They were captured by a bu d of '<
"men and were not released until Mitchell cured a toot ha • :■ r t.i (
bandit leader Hooper's family live iu Pomona. Calif., a.'.l n.' ii' j
in Los Angeles.
Smith Differs From Other
Candidates He Can Talk
Most Politicians Troubled By Talking Too
Much. Both Vice-Presidential
Candidates Do It Now
By RODNEY DI TCHER,
(NEA Service Writer) i
Washington,—The danger of talking too much is ever pres-I
ent in politics. That’s probably why, from year to year, im-'
portant politicians say less and less that might possibly be j
interpreted as meaning something.
Smith will be an exception to
that this year. He will have to
talk himself into the White House
if he gets there at all. The coun
try looks for him to say some
thing that will mean something
and Smith is trying to comply. His
record shows, fortunately for him.
that he can open his mouth witn
out putting his foot into it.
Rosevel's unnecessary remarks
about a third term rose later to
plague him. "God knows!" Presi
dent Taft said once when someone
asked him the solution of a press
ing national problem, and it had
a bad effect over the country.
Wilson's assertion that there was
such a thing as being "too proud
to fight" hurt him considerably.
Coolidge has demonstrated his ca
pacity as an expert politician by
saying nothing important, hedging
White Hons" press conferences and
confining his speeches to platitudes.
This year either candidate may
make some break which could con
ceivably cost him the election.
Both vice presidential candi
dates already have talked too much,
in the opinion of some members cl
their own parties.
Much can be forgiven Charlie
Curtis, of course, for lie did his
talking before the conventions, I,
was Charlie who attacked Herbert
Hoover almost savagely and pub
licly proclaimed that Hoover's
nomination would put the Repub
lican party on the defensive.
That crack is bound to be hurled
back at him before tin campaign is
over. It was made during those dear
sweet days when Charlie, delirious
from a deep bite of the apis bombu,
praesidens, believed he had an ex
87-Year-Old Man Cuts Four
New Teeth Despite His Age
Concord —If you've never tried
cutting upper teeth after the age
of 85, you've never quite felt the
mixed feelings of joy and pain that
are the lot of A. M. Furr, veteran
son of the soil of the Bost Mill sec
Toothless since he lost the last
of his "baby" teeth more than &
score of years ago, Furr is enjoy
ing the unique and unexplained, to
say the least, sensation of cutting
four molars at the rather advanced
age of 87.
The pheonomenon is, as unusual
as it is true. Local dentists declare
that while a fe wsimilar cases have
been heard of. none have ever been
brought under their direct observa
Several weeks ago, after having
enjoyed good health and freedom
from gum troubles for most of his
long and useful life. Mr, Fuit com
plained of an irritating feeling in
his mouth one day at meal time.
Members of his family thought
nothing of it at the time, but when,
at later meals, he complained again
and again of the irritation, they
took him seriously.
Examination of his mouth showed
tiny white protuberances breaking
through the upper gums at four
distinct places. The teeth were on
their way despite the age and the
long period of toothlessness of Mr.
Furr, according to his own state
ment, never cut his "second" teeth
after losing the ones of his child
hood. It is possible that the four
now' in the process of establishing
themselves are but the fore-runners
of a full set and that the aged
farmer will know again the advan
tages of complete molar equippagp,
cedent chance of nomination. Al
though he didn't know it. he was
never more than a vice presidential
candidate. By the time the first
Republican reached Kansas City,
his best friends and backers were
obviously all working to land second j
place for him.
Charlie himself was honest and
earnest about his higher ambi
tions right to the finish, though
his friends must have worried when
he let out that blast against Hoover.
The other candidate who is be
lieved by some of his party breth
ren to have talked too much is
Joe Robinson. Joe went to New
York and unleashed a public state
ment to the effect that there was
dirty work afoot in the south and
that it seemed serious enough to
lead the Democrats to open up a
real southern headquarters to off
One now learns that the reaction
in the New York Democracy was
very sour indeed. The Robinson
proposal was rejected without cere
mony and Joe was told, in effect,
that he w^as all wet about the possi
bility that the party might lose any
of the southern states.
Some of the Tammany boys
have been remarking since that if
Joe had any such worries he
should have come to tell the na
tiondl committee about it in whis
pers instead of blatting it out in
public. Bad psychology and all
that, you know.
MRS. llPPy BURIED
AT NEW HOPE CH.
Aged Lady Of Earl Passes At Age
74—Was Buried Today
Mrs. Eliza Rippy, died Sunday
July 22. at her home in Earl at the
age of 74 years, seven months and
28 days, with heart trouble from
which she has been suffering for
Before marriage she was Miss
Eliza Runyans and was married to
J. H Rippy in the year 1874 He
preceded her to the grave nine
years ago. To this union were born
two children, Mrs. Dave Moss, of
Earl, and Mrs. John L. Borders. The
oldest daughter died twenty-five
years ago. Also surviving are six
grandchildren and eight greai I
Mrs. Rippy had been a member
of New HOpe Baptist church for
many years and was a consistent
Christian. Her remains are being
buried there today. Monday. tire
funeral services being conducted by
her pastor Rev. J. L. Jenkins, as
sisted hy Rev John W Buttle
Near 100 Hounds Expected For i
Show. More Than 50 Horses
Thursday of this week is the day
of the horse and hound show to be I
staged on Cleveland Springs Es- !
tates. The show ring now just about 1
completed is ideally located just to
the right of the air port back of the
Cleveland Springs golf house. En
trance may be made just above the
club house or at the main entrance
to the hotel. There is plenty of
parking space for cars.
The hound show promises to be ]
very interesting. Secretary Frazier j
says he expects 75 to 100 hounds to J
be entered in the show. Most of |
them being entered by the fox
hunters of the county. The hound
show opens promptly at 9 a. nr The
officials of the show feel they are
indeed fortunate to have secured as j
judge of the hounds, Mr. Ross Alex
ander, of Statesville, a nationally i
known judge, having judged in j
many of the large shows.
The horse show opens at 10:30.
More than fifty of the county's
best horses are entered in this show.
Among them are blue ribbons win
ners at some of the big southern
shows. This show will consist of dif
ferent classes jumping, driving, and
riding ridden by ladies and gentle
men. The show officials are much
gratified at the goodly number o!
horses that have been entered by
their friends in the county outside
of Shelby. The show promises to
rank well up with shows that have
been held in the larger Cities
around. Mr. R E. Goddard of Har
rodsburg. Ky.. has agreed to come to
judge the horses. Mr. Goddard is
among the largest breeders of fine
horses in Kentucky and is also one
of the states foremost judges.
Valuable prizes will be awarded
the best horses and hounds exhib
ited, among them are silver loving
cups, riding breeches, bridles and
numerous other prizes donated by
Shelby merchants, which are now
on display at the Cleveland Drug
This show presents to the people
of Cleveland and adjoining coun
ties and opportunity to see Cleve
land’s first real horse and hound
show', Another item on the program
of much interest is the fox race to
be pulled off in the evening just
after the horse show. Some 25 or 30
horseback riders will follow the
hounds in the chase.
Admission prices are just about
half of the usual charges to attend
shows of this kind and a large
crowd is expected to attend.
Wins High Honor
.Mr. C. K. Webb of Shelby
C. R. Webb, of Shelby, who i.s
general agent for the Pilot Life In
surance company in western North
Carolina territory, has just been
notified of his winning the second
vice-presidency of the Pilot club, a
district honor among the entire
field force operating now in twelve
states and the District of Columbia.
The Shelby underwriter also
achieved the honor of being one of
three Pilot representatives to qual
ify above the quarter million class
in personal production.
Mr. Webb was topped only by J.
W. Brawley, general agent in
Greensboro where the Pilot Life
maintains their home office, and by
R. O. Browning, of Burlington.
Mr. and Mrs. James McBrayer
and daughter. Miss Elizabeth and
John Brice McBrayer returned to
their home in Raleigh Friday, aft
er a week’s visit to Mr. and Mrs.
J. F. Jenkins.
Mr. and Mrs. Oneill Landrum and
little daughter. Majorie, of Spar
tanburg are at Cleveland Springs
hotel. Mr Landrum has accepted a
position in the Cleveland Springs
orchestra playing the trumpet.
Get $8 000 Check*
Mr. Mann, An Official of the Com
pany Comes and Deliver
Check to the amount of $8,000
were delivered here Saturday to the
farmers in Cleveland county as ft
nal settlement on the cotton sold
from last year's crop in the Nor> h I
Carolina Cotton Growers Associa
tion. Members were notified to be
here in person and receive their
final settlement, at the same time
hear some of the workings of the
association and the manner i.i
which their cotton is handled in a
Mr. Mann, an official of the as
sociation was here to deliver the
checks and made an interesting talk
to the farmers. He is on a tour of
the western part of the state, visit
ing the counties where the farmers
are members of the association. ^
while Mr. Blalock, another official
of the company is delivering the
final settlement checks in Eastern
HERE SAYS SMITH
‘ We haven't more than 50 per j
cent as many charity cases to j
handle now as we had last winter,” '
it was stated Saturday by J. B.
Smith, comity welfare officer, just
before he left for Raleigh to attend
a state meeting.
"Of course, there are never as
many destitute cases in the summer
months as in the winter, but we
seem to have even less than custo
mary this year. Emergency cases
have fallen off almost 75 per cent.’
| What? Ebeltofl
Four Score Now j
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Venerable, Vet Youthful Sage Of
Bookstore Passes Another
IVtilepoKt la Life.
Father Time, like Diogenes with
his lantern, journeyed through Shel
by yesterday, and passed a pink
check to T. W. Ebeltoft, bookseller.
On the check were the numerals
eight and a nought—which put into
juxtaposition make 80.
In other W'ords, it was an Ebeltoft
birthday. He sat sweltering and
watched the four score mile post
meander past his front door. Eightv
•—and still hale and hearty—almost
a hot papa, some of his friends
would say, especially yesterday,
with the mercury in his eccentric
thermometer soaring skyward.
According to his friends—and he
has just as many now as ever, not
withstanding it is said of him he
gives a lemon gratis with every
book—according to his friends, a
man as grouchy as he, is good for (
twenty more years, at least.
He had many well wishers—
townspeople who spoke to him witn
deep sincerity when they said to
him they hoped he would see many ^
a summer yet. And of this list is ‘
The Star, which heartily wishes this
extraordinary man may live to be
in reality a hundred, to add to the
sanity of our town.
The following formed a motor
party Sunday to Lake Waccamav.,
Wilmington and other points east:
Mr. and Mrs. John Lindsey, Mr.
and Mrs. G. K. Willis, Messrs. How -
ard Kendrick, George Willis. Jim
mie Lindsey, of Gastonia. Misses
Zona Hord, Jennie Hord and Melba
Whitworth of Waco. The party ex- ,
pects to be gone ten days.
Hoey Opens Campaign With
Speech Here Tuesday Night
To Start It
Hon. Clyde R. Hoey. above, will
open the North Carolina Demo
cratic campaign with an address in
the High school auditorium on
Party Of Fifteen Accompanied By 1
Prof. V. C. Taylor To Inspect
Farms Of East.
Fifteen young "Tar Heel Farm
ers" from the Lattimore high school
left this morning by motor for a
tour of Eastern Carolina on which
tour they will visit White Lake and
Wilmington, returning by way of ,
Raleigh, State College, Durham, and
Chapel Hill and the Sandhill sec
tion where they will visit the peach
orchards. They will be gone a week,
camping for several days at White ,
Lake where there is maintained a
permanent camp that belongs to
the young Tar Heel farmers of
Prof. V. C. Taylor makes it a
practice every year of taking his
agricultural class on a tour of some
part of the state so they can study
farm conditions in other sections.
The young men who compose the
party this year are Wade Harriil,
Judson Petty, Robert Jones, Chas.
DePriest, Morgan Walker, Aston
Adams, Robert Lattimore, Woodrow
Humphries, Newland Lattimor?’,
Everett Brooks, Lyman Martin,
Walter Davis, Lloyd Cabaniss, Wyan
Washburn and Rebum Washburn.
To Open August 6th
Will Recess for Several Weeks Dur
ing the Cotton Picking
The Mooresboro school officials
have designated the 6th of August
for the opening of the school. This
early date will enable the farmers
to get their cotton picked by the
same scheme as was carried out last
year after about two months of
school there will be a recess of about
six weeks for cotton picking.
Mooresboro school had an unu
sually fine year last year and still
better things are hoped for this com
ing school term.
The faculty for this next school
term is composed of the same teach
ers and Prof. M. G. Latham as
principal as last year.
Fight On Smith In State
Is Taking Definite Shape
Raleigli, July 23. — Anti-Smitn
movements within the Democratic
ranks were reported Saturday in at
least two North Carolina counties.
Wake and Durham. At the same
time came news that High Point
Democrats were primed for a stren
uous campaign to carry their vi
cinity for the entire ticket, from
Governor Smith down to township
With the purpose of holding a
mass meeting next month, a list of
Wake county Democrats who have
declared they will not vote for the
presidential nominee is being com
piled, Roy M. Banks, local real
estate dealer and former clerk of
the Raleigh city court, has dis
Whether the proposed organization
will take the form of a Hoover*
Gardner club, supporting the Re
publican national ticket and the
Democratic, state ticket, or merely
be against Smith has not been de
termined yet, Mr Banks said, ex
plaining that he personally favors
the latter plan. They will not vote
for Smith, three-fourths of the
names obtained have been of per
sons who voluntarily announced
they intended to cast . j
In Durham, a petition was being
circulated pledging the signers to
refuse to vote for Governor Smith.
No Republicans were asked to sign,
it was stated.
To Invite Leaders
State and national leaders are
scheduled to make a series of
speeches in High Point, says a dis
patch for the Furniture City.
Among the Democratic wheel horses
on the list are O. Max Gardner,
head of the state ticket; R. T.
Fountain, nominee for lieutenant
governor; ioaeph W Bailey, Clyde
R. Hoey, Cameron Morrison. R. A
Doughton and Frank P. Hobgood.
James M. Cox. Democratic presi
dent nominee eight years ago, will
be among the national leaders in
Former Congressman to Start
Democratic Drive. Anti-Smith
Talk Is Heard
Hon. Clyde R Hoey, former cong
ressman, will open the Democratic
campaign with an address at the
Central school auditorium here
The political meeting, one of the
first of the campaign in the state,
is expected to draw a very large
crowd, including visitors from near
by counties who will watch tho
opening move with interest as tho
present campaign year will no doubt
go on record as a history-maker.
Falls to Preside
Judge B. T. Falls, county Demo
cratic head, will preside at the
meeting and practically all Demo
cratic leaders in the immediate sec
tion are expected to be on hand to
add impetus to the opening. Ladies
of Shelby and the county are ex
tended a special invitations to at
Just what Mr. Hoey will talk -
about is not known, but that he will
follow his general style of political
speech, which has swayed the
state for years, is presumed. Re
port is that a portion of his speem
will refute attacks made on the
party and candidates of the party.
Whether or not there will be oth
er formal speakers on the program
has not been definitely determined
as yet, but there may be several
brief talks by others. At present,
however, the Hoey speech is billed
in circulars being broadcast as the
event of the evening.
That Republicans of the county
will this year be aided to an ex
tent by anti-Smith Democrats
seems to be the prevailing opinion
at present. No great number of
Democrats are expected to vote for
Hoover, but quite a number, as they
feel now, will pass up the privilege
of voting at all. On the other hand
it is predicted that Max Gardner,
nominee for governor, will receive a
record vote from his home county
with his neighbors voting for him
regardless of party lines. Among
the anti-Smith talk heard in various
sections of the county is a report of
an anticipated Hoover-Gardner club.
Just how such an organization will
take with the Democratic guberna
torial nominee remains to be seen.
Since the return of State Chair
man O. M. Mull from Raleigh ther^
has been considerable activity
about the Mull law office as the
chairman and his pre-campaign as
sistants get started in their prepara
tions for the real campaign ahead.
The Tuesday night speaking was
changed from the court house to
the school so that a larger crowd
may be accommodated.
\ May Close Up
Several merchants and
j business men have suggested
) that local business houses be
j closed during the hour of the
i big Democratic rally at the
) Central school auditorium, to
j morrow, Tuesday night,
r Whether or not the closing of
j business firms open at that
j hour will be general remains
j to be seen.
Mrs. Humphries Is
Buried At Zoai*
Aged Lady Dies At the Home of Her
Daughter, Mrs. J. A. Wright
At Kings Mountain
Mrs. L. M Humphries, age 83
years, died at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. J. A. Wright at Kings
Mountain at 2 o’clock last Thursday
morning and was buried below Shcl
bly at Zoar church the funeral serv
ices being conducted by Rev. C. J.
Black of Kings Mountain, assisted
by Revs. J. W Suttle and D. G.
Washburn, Mrs. Humphries is sur
vived by six children, Mrs. Ida
Hamrick, Mrs. John Wright, Mrs.
J. A. Wright. June Humphries, Roo
ert Humphries and Lucas Burgess.
She was twice married, the first
time to a Mr. Burgess, the second
time to L. M. Humphries.
Mrs. Humphries was a beloved
member of the Zoar Baptist churcit
where she was buried in the ceme
tery there. She moved to Cleveland
county from Georgia about fifty
Thursday Fight To
Be Heard In City;
It was announced at Pendleton’*
music and radio store and the
Shelby Hardware company that
preparations were being made to
give all Shelby an oportunity to Its— \
ten in on the Tunney-Heeney fight
Thursday night by radio. Prelimin
aries will start about 8, local time,
with the main bout coming aiongj
about 9 or 9 TO.