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    SOCIETY
News
MISS MAYME ROBERTS—Social Editor—Phone 256.
News Items Telephoned Miss Roberts Will Be Appreciated.
P. T. A.
Meeting.
The P. T A of Marion street
school will meet Wednesday after
noon at 3 o'clock.
Little Jimmy Taylor
Has Birthday.
Jimmy Taylor, son of Mrs. E. Y
Webb, celebrated his ninth birth
day Saturday by giving his neigh
borhood friends a theatre party aft
er which they were invited to
Quinns drug store where delicious
refreshments were served.
V. I>. c.
Meeting.
The United Daughters oi the
Confederacy will meet, at the club
room Tuesday afternoon at 3 30
o'clock. Mrs. II. T Hudson, chair
man of hostess ■ committee All
members are urged to bring dues
for soldiers dinner.
lecture
And Pictures.
All the ladles nee cordially invited
to the club room Thun day after
noon at 3 o'clock to hear the lec
ture oil flower gardens and home
beautification and sec the stereop
tlcon views which is being sponsor
ed by the garden division of the
Woman's club. There will be no
charges.
Oinner
Party.
Miss Nora Cornwell was hostess
at a lovely dinner party yesterday
at her home on Grover street.. The
dining room was beautifully deco
rated with white lilacs and other
spring flowers. A.n elegant four
course dimmer was served The out
of town guests were: Misses Helen
Durham and Leila Friday, of Dal
las, Miss Nettie Mitchell Of Ham
burg, S. C.. Miss Elizabeth Ander
son of Great Falls and Miss Mar
garet Smith, of Landrum, S C.
Dovcr-Lovclace
Wedding.
Miss Mollie Lovelace and Mr.
George Dover were quietly married
Thursday afternoon at 5:30 o'clock
at the home of Rev. I. D. Hnrrill at
Latttmore, Rev. Harrlll performing
the ceremony in live presenreo of
only a few close friends
Mrs. Dover wore a blue georgette
dress with hat and accessories to
match. Mr. and Mrs. Dover are at
home oat W. Warren street.
Mrs. Dover is the daughter of
Mrs. Annie Bridges of this city.
Social Items
On This Weeks Calendar.
The outstanding social event of
the week will be the tea given by
Mrs. Pitt Beam Wednesday after
noon at the club room from 3:30 to
5:30 o'clock honoring the Cecelia
Music club.
Thursday 4:00 p nv -The after*
noon division No. 2 of the Woman's
club will meet at the club room.
Mrs. W. C. Harris, chairman of
hostess committee.
Thursday 8 p m -The evening
division of the Woman's club will
meet with Mrs. Boyce Dellinger and
Miss Etta lie Moses.
Friday—The members of the U.
D. C. are urged to attend the dis
trict meeting at Llncolnton.
Saturday 4 p. m.—Th" Chicora
club will meet with Mrs. J. F. Jcn
fcjjjsat her home on S. Washington
Junior And Senior
Party.
The junior class of Bclwood high
school entertained the seniors with
a party at the home of a Junior
member, Miss Rosemary Peeler,
Thursday evening. The rooms were
beautifully decorated with the sen
ior colors of green and white The
callers were welcomed at the front
door by Miss Mary Ledford and Mr
Carl Willis. Roy Carpenter had
charge of the games and entertain
ment.
After a number of exciting gam
es, the juniors sang several songs
to the seniors and their instructor.
Miss Annie Mae Lackey. The sen
iors responded with songs to the
juniors end their instructor, Miss
Rachel Bobbitt.
Refreshments, consisting of punch
cake and fruits were served by Miss
es Rosemary and Dorothy Peeler,
Helen Sain and Ruth Greene.
Toasts were given to the high
school faculty, the seniors and their
president. Attractive lavors were
presented each guest. Every one
went home feeling happy and gay.
Library
Board Meet.
The executive board of the Shel
by library met at 2:30 o'clock Sat
urday afternoon at the home of
the chairman. Mrs. Madge W. Kilcy
on 8. Washington street. Twelve
members were present. Miss Mur
chison, the librarian, gave a report
of the work she had done since
taking charge. The treasurer. Mrs
Hugh Mauney gave the financial
report. Other reports were giver, on
the improvements that hav# been
made. It was decided to make a
drive next week for funds and
books.
After the business Mrs. Riley in
vited tho ladies into the dining
room which was arranged with
spring flowers, and a delicious ice
course with homemade candies
whs served
| Mrs. O. M. Siiltle
| Honors Mrs. Wiseman.
Mrs. O. M. Suttie honored Mrs. |
II A Wiseman, sr, who has been
.spending t lie winter with her
daughter' Mesdames Lee B Weath
ers mid H E. Kendall with a de- j
Ilglitful neigliborliood party Satur
day afternoon at her home oil
North LaFayette street.
rIiie ladies spent Uie time in sew
j itig and chatting and .strolling
| through Mrs. Suttle's lovely flower
(garden, after which they were kn
I cited into the dining room, which
(was beautifully arranged with
| spring flowers. The table was cen
tered with a large bowl of wisteria,
i flowering amnion and spirea, witli
silver candle,sticks holding pink
tapers on each end of the table. A
delicious salad and ice course were
served to the following invited!
guests: Mesdames Wiseman, Rattle
Blanton. K F, McKinney,' A. M 1
Hamrick. II E Kendall, and Esther:
MrBrayer
j Mrs. Wiseman is leaving tilts
I week for her home in Danville. Va. j
Mrs. .1 I!. |lull Hostess
■To Twentieth Century t lull.
The Twentieth Crniury club,
member v were deligiltfully cnter
taiiird Friday afternoon in their'
; regular meeting by Mrs .1. It Hull
at her home c.n North Lalayette
street. The large hall and living'
room were most inviting, being ar
ranged with bright spring 1 lowers,
in the business meeting, it was
voted to meet twice each month in
stead nf the rue meeting they have
been having.
The following ladies were ap
pointed oil the program committee: !
Mesdames W. J. Roberts. R. j
Hoey and L. M. Hull. The members !
responded to the roll call with
quotations from southern writers !
The topic tor the afternoon was a
study of women writers of the'
south. A sketch of those who wrote
"The Bennie Blue Flag." "Mary- j
land. My Maryland," and "Ail .
Quiet Along the Potomac Tonight," i
w as read by Mrs George Moyle. \
Mrs C R Hoey gave two readings!
"The Sword of Lee' and "The New |
Dixie." by Marie Louise Kve At I
the close of the program Mrs. Hull
was assisted by Mesdames Colin Hull
and \V. C Harris in serving ice
cream, cake, punch and nuts
Ship Boxwood Trees
To New York Buyers
Spencer, Shipping trees 200
years old from Rowan county to
New York for ornamental pur
poses is no joke with J Luther
Jones, of Boonviilr. collector of old
English boxwood in large quanti
ties. Mr. Jones has Just loaded a
car with old time boxwood now so
rare as to make the variety of al
most unbelievable value, going to
Millionaire Row, Long Island, N. Y.
One of the finest specimens seen
here for many years came from the i
old home place of Albert Miller in
Davie county. It was in perfect
health and measured 12 feet across
gixl w lien placed m a box car Here
wef&llfd 7,96b. The tree w as said to j
bo 15tT'$Cars old and had grow n at j
the old homestead of Albert Miller.
It was said the tree would sell for j
more than $000 in New York.
Mr. Jones, w ho is giving consid- j
erable time to selecting old English i
boxwood for shipping, says the var- j
ioty is very scarce although he |
shipped 50 car loads from the
C.irolinas in 1928 and an equal
number in 1927.
Why Do Sheriffs
Change Jobs Now?
Statesville Daily:
Not that it's any of our business,
but simply to satisfy idle curiosity, J
we are asking our friends of tlie j
Shelby Star to bo so good as to ex
plain how come Cleveland county
is inaugurating a sheriff, elected
last November, the 1st of April in
stead of the 1st of December, as
is the general custom. I* is cheer
fully admitted that it is the privi
ledge of Cleveland county citizenry j
to arrange their affairs to suit j
themselves They have some cus
toms, especially in the matter of tax 1
collections, that other counties
could adopt with profit. If there
is an advantage in having a sher- :
iff wait four months after his elec- ■
tion before he gets on the payroll
for which presumably the county
of Ben Cleveland has a special dis- J
pensation. the Star folks might;
confer a benefit by telling about it.!
A pure bred sire campaign to
make Catawba county 100 per cent
for blooded dairy sires began in the
county on April l.
At The Theatres
The Princes is now advertising
perfected sound performance in the
theatre. According, to Zcb Beam, of
Beam Brothers, the device is now
so perfect in detail that the most
satisfying results are obtainable. In
other words, you can hear sound
pictures at the Princess now with
as complete satisfaction as they j
can be enjoyed anywhere. The
theatre is advertising a two-day1
program today Douglas MacLcan,
in tils latest Paramount talkie. It
is a comedy-drama, with full sound,
hook up The theatre, announces!
there will continuous performances \
Saturday, with the doors open
specially each Monday at one,
o'clock.
The Webb Theatre wishes its pa- \
trons to take note of the fact that |
the theatre is now open for ran-,
tlnuous showing of pictures from
one o'clock until eleven. In other
words, the gap from five to seven
o'clock, which formerly intervened;
between shows, has bee r filled in j
with a complete program. So that,
you cao drop In at live and see a
full show before the evening per- j
formance starts. Mr. Webb alsoj
wishes It understood that his vita
phone equipment Is on the way
from New York, and it is expected
to be installed within a very short
time. Today’s program. “Sin Town'' j
a western action picture, tomorrow
a Johnny Hines comedy.
Cotton Market
(By John F. ( lark and Co.)
COTTON MART—
Cotton was quoted at noon today
on New York exchange:
May 20.30, October 19 80 Satur
day's clo.iC. May 20.44, October1
19 90.
Southern weather mostly fair I
yesterday. Forecast showers for all
cotton states except Alabama. Llglu
business In Worth street Saturday.
Charlotte special says mill men dis
credit general strike talk. Man
chester cable .ays resumption ol
cloth trading after the holidays was
slow but week closed with indica
tions buyers were taking more in- j
terest. India Inquiry improving.
Herald Tribune, Memphis, spe
cial says, poisonous gnats loom as j
new menace to cotton crop in
Mississippi valley to their stings 1
killing mules. About 500 mules dead 1
so far in eastern Arkansas, other
wise crop conditions improved. Spot
sales heavy.
hook for trading market with
congestion in old crop months and
improving statistical position off
setting favorable weather.
CLEVENBURG
Mr*. Robert* Dies
At Blacksburg, S. C.
Widow Of Grorgr Roberts, A Na
tive of Patterson Springs, Th's
County.
Gatfney Ledger
Mrs Jennie Roberts, wife of the |
late George Roberts, rnd considered i
by many of the most original and
best-loved women in Blacksburg
died at her home there Tuesday
morning after an illness of almost a
year. _ |
Mrs. Roberts was 72 vc;V.*'s eld i
She was a native of Crtiwfordville. ‘
Georgia, and was before her mar- j
riage to Mr Roberts, Miss Jennie
Rerrc. daughter or Mr. and Mrs. j
w. J, Reece. Since her marriage
more than 40 years ago, she made
her home in Blacksburg.
Her husband, a native of Patter- j
son Springs, N. C., and an engineer
for the Southern Railway, was kill- '
ed in a train wreck at Central 35 j
years ago. He left Mrs. Roberts with
three young sons: Victor, now a
doctor in Blacksburg: George, now I
an office employee of the Southern
Railway, and Jack, who since young
manhood has been connected with
business enterprises in Blacksburg, i
Leopold’s Father
Dies In Chicago
Chicago, April 3.—Nathan F, Leo
pold, si . last of three fathers. |
boned under the tragedy of the'
Bobby Franks kidnaping, is dead
at the age of 69.
A. H. Loeb, father of Bichard;
Loeb, died October 27, 1924 Jacob
Franks, father of the slain Bobby
died April 19.1928. All three men
were prominent in Chicago life up
to the time that Bobby Franks
was kidnaped and killed by "Dickie"
Loeb and Nathan F. Lcpold, jr..
All lived in seclusion thereafter
Nathan F. Leopold sr.. who died
last night, had been ill for some
time. Recently he underwent a
major operation from which he
did not rally. He was born at
Eagle River. Mich, and came to
Chicago as a boy of seven. From
1876 until his retirement following
the trial of his son. Leopolt was en
gaged in the lake transportation
business. His wife died in 1921. He
is survived by three sons. Fore
man. Samuel and Nathan, jr.
Pedigreed cotton seed of the
Cleveland variety has been ordered
in large lots cooperatively by grow
ers in Anson county.
The Cash variety of tobacco has i
been adopted as the standard in
Caldwell county fog kftJ
Sharon Community
News; Honor Roll
Easter Program Is Given. Honor
Koll lor the Fifth Month Of
Sharon School.
'special to me si an
SI.'iron, Apri (i. Although It Is
getting to be busy work time the
school is keeping up a very good at
tendance.
On last Friday evening the
school children were given Easter
greetings after which they enjoyed
an egg hunt. A prize being given the
one finding the most eggs.
An Easter program was given last
Friday night by several of the
children, after which Supt. J. H
Cirigg made a most interesting talk
which was enjoyed by all.
Miss Lorene Morehead spent the
week-end with home folks at Earl.
Misses Evelyn and Lucille Blan
ton spent the holidays with Misses
Helen and Johnnie Morehead.
Honor Roll Fifth Month.
Primer: Katherine Queen, Kath
leen Jones. Helm Smith, Edith
Debrew, Frances Kabb, Ralph Cook.
Hazel Dean Blanton, Hazel An
thony. Mildred Smith, Howard
Blanton. C. B. Clary. Harrlll Glad
den, James M Hamrick.
First grade: Winford Deaton,
Johnnie C. Smith. Iva Mae Rabb,
Helen Hopper, James Dover, Claud
Dover, Edwin Smith, W. R. Smith.
Susie Green, James Green, Sarah
Strickland, Collts Blanton, Mar
garet Ree Hamrick.
Second grade: Vetas Blanton
Kenneth Hollifield. Minnie Rabb,
Walter Rabb, Howard DeBrew,
James Smith, Hugh Smith.
Third grade: Lois Smith. Hugh
Dover, Everette Wilson, Elsie An
thony,
Fourth grade: Hattie Mae Orccn,
Ruth Smith, Ben Gladden, Gleam!
Deaton, Ozelle Barnette, Mary
Gladden, Phyrina Humphries,
Fifth grade: Ruby Debrew., Cecil;
Simmons, Marvin Anthony, How- .
aid Hamrick.
Sixth grade: Ruby Hollifield, |
Stella Mae Smith, Mpzelle Wilson, j
Mary Ella Dover, Lettie Humphries.
Seventh grade- Dorothy Lat'ti
more, Samntie Hamrick. Mitchell
Dover.
Music Honor Roll
Miss Roberts Class
The following music pupils of
Miss Mary Adelaide Roberts made
the music honor roll during the
past month
Ethel Alexander. Ellen Ford,
Margaret Ford. Germaine Gold,
Earle Hamrick, jr., Rebecca Hopper,
Anna Betli Jones, Louise Jones,
Isabel Lackey. Marjorie Lutz, Mary
Margaret Mull, Nancy McGowan,
Colbert MrKnight, Margaret Louis
McNeely, Virginia McNeely, Ed
Post, jr., Jeanette Post, Esther Atm
Quinn, Cornelia Sparks, Lalage
Sperling. Sarah Thompson, Jean
Moore Thompson. Virginia Hunt,
Mary Sue Thompson, Faye Weath
ers. Pantha Weathers, Aileen Webb,
Catherine Wellmon, Edith Reid
Ramseur.
Miss Bennie Lee O'Brien has, re
turned to Shelby from a very pleas
ant trip to Pinehurst and Rock
ingham, where she visited relatives.
Report of the Condition of
THE BANK OF GROVER
At Grover, North Carolina, to the
Corporation Commission.
At the Close of Business on the
27th day of March, 1929.
Resources.
Loans and discounts-$88,539.88
Overdrafts - --- 646.50
United States bonds. 100.00
Banking house . 964.55
Furniture and fixtures 1.843.13
Cash in vaults and amounts
due from approved de
pository banks . _ 15,517.16
Cash items (Items held
over 24 hours) -----. 77.75
Other real estate . 2,000.00
TOTAL. $109,688.97
Liabilities.
Capital stock paid in -- $10,000.00
Undivided profits (net
amount) - -----. 596.66
Reserved for interest -- 700.00
Reserved for depreciation .. 465 00
Unearned interest -_ 725.36
Other deposits subject to
check .- 48,111.69
Cashiers checks outstand
ing - _ 139.39
Time certificates of deposits
(Due on or after 30
days) _ __------ 48,950.67
TOTAL .
$109.688 97
State of North Carolina,
bounty of Ceveland. ss
J. B. Ellis, cashier, H. S. Keeter,
director, and Carley Martin, direc
tor of the Bank of Grover, each
personally appeared before me this
Jay, and, being duly sworn, each for
ltmself, says that the foregoing re
port is true to the best of his
knowledge and beief.
J. B ELLIS, Cashier,
fl S. KEETER, Director,
CARLEY MARTIN. Director
Sworn to and subscribed before
me this the 4th day of April, 1929.
R. C. TATE, Notary Public.
My commission expires 5-1-1930.
Barbers Pester
Gardner For Job
Raleigh' Whether tile hair-cut
ting business is on the bum, or
whether barbers in' the state just
naturally take a liking to state
jobs has been worrying Governor
Gardner lately. All the barbers in
the state, or so it it seems want jobs
on the barbers’ examining board.
"I shall have to appoint the bar
bers' examining board soon in self
defense," Governor Gardner declar
ed. "Nearly every barber I know, in
cluding those in my home town,
wants to be on the board, and I
really believe they are the most
sought-after jobs the state has.”
Another N. First,
Salisbury Post.
Verily we believe that North
Carolina Is "first" in jay-walking.
It has been our pleasure to visit
many of the 48 states and we have
driven m a dozen or more of them,
and the most perfect demonstration
of jay-walking we have seen was
in our own native state—and coun
ty The Charlotte Observer cite?
Independence Square as a model of
such performance, against which
we place Columbia and Concord.
Columbia is the only town where
there is no stock law at all to in
terfere with man or beast walking
when and as it pleases, and Con
cord is the only town where they
park m a narrow street two to four
deep and abandon cars in the mid
dle of the street.
Cut Cotton Acreage.
Gastonia Daily Gazette
The cotton producers of the South
now have one of the best oppor
tunities ever presented to them to
obtain a profitable price, probably
anywhere form 20 to 25 cents a
pound, for the forthcoming crop,
if they will have the good sense to
hold their acreage down to last j
year's total instead of increasing it.!
according to I. V. Shannon, odtton j
statistican and market expert for j
Fenner nd Beane, who has just con
cluded an exhaustive study of sup
ply and requirement.
If the farmers have the good
sense to hold their acreage down j
they will not need farm legislation j
to enable them to get practically j
their own prices for what they pro
duce, according to facts and figures j
gathered by Mr. Shannon.
■ This opportunity,” he said, ‘‘is
brought about by increased con
sumption and possibility that the
carry-over of lint cotton at the end
of the season may be 1,000 bales
under the average."
Farmers of piedmont North
Carolina are buying their seed Irish
potatoes from growers in the moun
tains of Ashe and Avery counties.
When Charles Waites of St. Louis
and the wife of Herbert Porton
eloped they took practically all of
Port on's furniture.
ADMINISTRATRIX N^flCE.
Having qualified as administra
trix of the estate of E. W. Wilson,
late of Cleveland county, N. C„ this
is to jsiotky all persons having
c^aiuts against said estate to pres
ent them to the undersigned at
Shelby, N. C. on or before April 8,
1930 or this notice will be pleaded
in bar of any recovery thereon. All
persons indebted to said estate will
please make immediate settlement.
This 8th day of April, 1929.
MRS. MINNIE LEWIS WILSON.
Admix, Shelby, N. C. pd
TRl'STEE’S SALE OF REAL ES
TATE.
Under and by virtue oi tire au-j
thority contained in that certain
deed of trust executed by V. A
Costner and wife. Willie Costner, to
the undersigned trustee, said deed
of trust being dated June 3, 1927,
and recorded in the ofiice of the
register of deeds for Cleveland
county, N. C. in book 145, page 144,
securing an indebtedness to the
Shelby and Cleveland County
Building and Lotin association and
default having been made in the
payment of said indebtedness and
being requested to sell said prop
erty I will on
Wednesday, May 8, 1929
at 12 o'clock noon, or within legal
hours at the court house door in
Shelby, N. C. sell to the highest
bider for cash at. public auction that
certain tract of land lying and be
ing in No. 4 township. Cleveland
county, N. C. and described as fol
lows;
An undivided one-half interest
in the following described tract of
land. Beginning at a black gum
stump, Ellison's corner and runs
with their line S. 3't W. 44.33
chains to a stone. Shepherd's cor
ner; thence with his and Little's
line N. 85'. W. 34.90 chains to a
stone. Little, Mullinax and Purvis
corner; thence with Purvis’ line N.
4 •» E. 27.25 chains to a stone; Stew- j
art's corner; thence with his line
N. 31'., E. 13.34 chains to a white j
oak; thence with another line of
his N. 3 E. 5.44 chains to a black
gum, Jane McMurry's comer:
thence with her line S. 86 E. 27.46
chains to the beginning, contain
ing 142.4 acres, more or less and
lying on the waters of Long Branch
and adjoining the lands of Ellisc^i.
Keeter, Little, Purvis, Stewart and
others and being that same undi
vided one-half interest conveyed to
V. A. Costner by J. M. Grigg and
wife by deed dated August 8, 1919,
and recorded in “the office of the
register of deeds for Cleveland
county, N, C. in deed book HHH at
page 620.
This April 8, 1929.
JNO P MULL, Trustee.
Tragedy Leaves Its Mark
On Son Of Dry Raid Victim
Aurora, IU.—The sorrow of a mil
lion years peers from the eyes of
Gerald DeKing here.
They are eyes prematurely sad
dened and grown old as though
they had lived and seen in to the
ages.
And yet, Gerald is just a little
boy. In fact he has just turned
twelve.
A month ago he was playing with
his toys. He was thinking of the
baseball team on which he is the
catcher.
He was asking his mother:
"Mother wull we have a cake for
supper?”
But now^ he no longer thinks such
things. Now he no longer talks to
his mother, because his mother is
dead.
She died before Gerald's sad
young eyes. She died as she stood
calling for help over the telephone
w hile a dry raiding party of sheriffs
and deputies pounded in the door
of their home.
The deputies had guns in their
hands. They had machine guns, re
volvers and shotguns. They also had
gas bombs.
But first they fired at Gerald's
mother and she just gasped. She
swayed against the wall. She hung
for a minute to the telephone re
ceiver and then went down all cov
ered with blood.
rirrd Blindly.
Gerald saw this. He also saw the
officers bash In his father's head
with the butt end of a shotgun.
Then Gerald picked up a revolver
and shot back at the officers. He
hit one of them in the leg, although
had his eyes closed when his finger
pressed the trigger.
Everything since that day has
been a dream to Gerald. He cannot
reconcile cause with effect. He has
only a boy's philosophy. He reasons
instead of losses. Once he had his
mother. Now she is dead.
That is the only way Gerald can
think because his mind still is young
though his eyes are oh. so old.
You could scarce believe how old
they look. Something seems to move
in back of them. You can see in
them, if you look close. the
agonies of many peoples. You can
see In them mirrored there an in
articulate Gethscmane.
Gerald putters with his boy's
mind to find the cause like an old
man tapping feebly with his cane
to find the way about a room or
down a street.
But he can reason only In the
terms of loss because that is how
all boys reason. They reason that
way even though their eyes are
ages old—ages old like Gerald's
eyes.
i ‘Mamma is gone.'' says Gerald. "I
shot the man who shot her. His
name was Roy Smith. They call
him a deputy sheriff. I am glad I
shot him. He killed my mother who
never hurt anybody. My mother
was good. She did not sell liquor like
they say. She taught me to love
God and obey the flag. Now when
I hear the ‘Star Spangled Banner'
I no longer feel a thrill run up and
down my back. The ‘Star Spangled
Banner’ stands for law, which my
mother told me to respect. But the
law killed my mother.'’
Town Mourns With Boy.
So old has Gerald grown in one
short week that he cannot cry. He
went to his mother's funeral andj
[the whole town of Aurora turned
out to mourn with him. The fu
neral procession was tremendously
long. People in the town were mut
tering. too.
Gerald knew that his mother was
killed for five dollars. That is the
price that Boyd Fairweather, a pri
vate dry snooper, who doubled as
an auto salesman, received for
swearing out an affidavit that Ger
ald's death mother, Mrs. Lillian De
King. had sold him a glass of
moonshine.
When the dry gunmen came with
their fierce armament of many
guns and tear gas bombs to search
the house, Gerald’s father, Joseph
DeKing. wouldn’t let them in. He
said that the search warrant was
not properly made out. Then the
dry gunmen went back and got
more men and more guns.
They battered in the door. But
Gerald says they didn’t have to do
that. He says they battered it in
after they had killed his mother.
Also he says they threw a gas bomb
into the room after she was shot
and lying there,on the floor with
blood all over her.
"I screamed and screamed,”
Gerald says. "But they only cursed
me and cursed my father. They
wouldn’t even help lift mamma. We
had to drag her across the room
and down the stairs. Somebody told
me that she wouldn't have died,
either, if the policemen hadn't
thrown the gas bomb into the. room
after they had shot her. Oh, it is
awful.’’
Central Figure Of Tragedy.
Gerald is the central figure quite
naturally In the latest tragedy to
follow rigorous enforcement of the
dry law.
The great state of Illinois has
taken official cognizance of the
case. Already the state's attorney
general. Oscar Carlstrom, has ap
pointed Charles W. Hadley, the as
sistant attorney general, to repres
ent him and the commonwealth at
a thorough investigation into the
shooting which nearly everyone in
Aurora says was ruthless.
The snooper, Boyd Fairweather,
who was hired at five dollars a
case by the office of state's attor
ney, George D. Carbarry, of Kane
county, and the man whose affida
vit for such a small betrayal sum,
sent dry raiders out to kill Mrs. De
King, has been in hiding under of
ficial protection since the fusillade
of death made the shadows of ages
move in Gerald's eyes.
Gerald saw the cold clumps of
earth fall on his mother’s casket
and he helped support his bandag
! ed father, whose head was swatched
and whose arm hung limp at his
side, testifying to the terrific beat
ing he received at the hands of the
dry raiders who took a life for a
pint, pummeled him and then killed
his wife.
Gerald saw and heard the cold
clumps fall on the casket, but mo6t
of all he saw them, because he can
not speak, he cannot think like
grownups. He cannot recolclle the
reasons pro and con and the vari
ous moral intricacies which made
prohibition a law.
He reasons only in losses like the
time he lost six of his beautiful
blue marbles and cried all night.
The marbles were gone. Now his
mother is gone.
Shadows of a million years move
J fittingly in his eyes like the shad
ows you sometimes see at dusk on
a lake when the wind is sighing
and the trees sway Oh the mirror
ed surface of the water.
Beyond Point Of Tears.
And he cannot cry. Ha. can only
putter with his childish mind like
an old man puttering feebly across
a room. ■
What matters it to him that a
big hulabaloo Is now being raised
throughout the state and people
everywhere are writing him letters
and sending telegrams of consola
tion.
What does it matter to him that
after his mother was dead and the
dry raiders searched the house they
found only half a gallon of home
made wine, made from grapes that
grow each year as they have always
grown from the little arbor In back
of the DeKing home.
These are matters for philoso
phers and. for casuists but not for
boys. Boys reason only in terms of
lost marbles and—loaf'mothers.
When a marble is lost It is usually
gone forever. So. too, with mothers.
Gerald cannot speak and he can
not think. His mind Is no match
for his eyes grown old so suddenly
—eyes that saw the earth fall
eyes that saw the cake bake and
saw his mother Irost It for supper
just a week ago.
These are sad eyes, indeed, from
which peer the sorrow of a million
years.
Honor Roll For
Bethlehem School
The Following I* The Honor Roll
For Bethlehem School For
The Fifth Month.
First grade—Sudia Mae Dixon,
Falrie Neal, Lucile Ledford, J. T.
Pheagtns, Lee Earner.
Second grade—Ruby Dixon, Wil
ma Hope, Oatsle McDaniel, Hal Al
len.
Third grade—Edna Kensey, Gol
die Dixon, Ruth Humphries, Ted
Ledford, Monroe Watterson.
Fourth grade—Win ton Blalock,
James McDaniel, J. B. Lail, Elsie
Kensey.
Fifth grade—Basil Dixon.
Seventh grade—Irene Dixon.
Enka Plant Makes
Second Labor Call
Asheville.-rA second labor call
for the $10,000,000 rayon plant of
the American Enka coporaflon to
open shortly Just west of the Ashe
ville city limits has been Issued by
William F. Young, labor employ
ment manager, who outlined condi
tions under which the employes will
work and announced the plant will
operate a restaurant to give work
ers food at cost.
The labor employment manager
announced also that when the {riant
starts production, shuttle trains will
be operated both from Canton and
Asheville to Enka with a ten cent
fare in effect, making it possible
for workers to live in Asheville and
Canton and intermediate points.
CORRECTION IN AMOUNT
MISSION MONET RAISED
In the Earl correspondence pub
lished in Friday's issue of The Star,
it was erroneously stated that 16.23
was raised in the mission collection.
This should have been $51.75,
Try Sar Wants Ads.
i
A Wonderful Value
THE ABOVE EXACTLY AS PICTURED. A BEAUTI
FUL 10-PIECE WALNUT DINING SUITE, WELL CON
STRUCTED AND BEAUTIFULLY FINISHED.
OUR PRICE $97.50.
You will be pleased with this item and hundreds of other
Spring Furniture shown by us for the Living Room, Bed
Room' Dining Room, Porch and Lawn.
Campbell Dept. Stores
    

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