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VOL. XXXV, No. 94
SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESDAY. AUG.
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LATE NEWS
The Marketa.
Cotton, per pound__—. 19c
Coton Seed, per bu. .......... 40
The Weather.
North Carolina cloudy. Possibly
showers tonight and Thursday.
Pollard Leads.
John Garland Pollard, staunch
supporter of the Byrd administra
tion In Virginia, and a loyal Dem
ocrat In the 1928 presidential cam
paign, was yesterday nominated by
Virgina Democrats for governor,
trebling the combined vote of his
two opponents, G. W’alter Mapp, and
Rose well Page.
New Furniture
Store To Open
The Boyette-Elmore Furniture
company Is the name of a new busi
ness firm which will launch a
store on North LaFayette street
here the first week in September.
W. S. Elmore and C. W. Boyette,
both of Wilmington are to be the
owners and they have secured a
lease on the Paul Webb and O. M.
Mull store room next to Webb's
Drug store, formerly the Nix and j
Lattimore stand.
Mr. Boyette has been in the i
furniture business for the past eight
years, connected with the Wilming
ton Furniture company, while Mr.
Elmore has been manager of the
Wilmington branch of the Brad
street rating bureau for a number
of years. They expect to carry high
class furniture and do interior dec
orating. Both owners of the new
store have been spending a week
at the Southern Furniture Exposi
tion at High Point, buying for the
new store. After the building is va
cated, It will be extensively remod
elled to make ready for the arrival
of furniture. Messrs. Boyette and
Elmore were in Shelby yesterday
securing quarters for themselves and
making arrangements for their com
ing.
Wray’* Store Here
Entered By Thieve*
A band of thieves, believed to be
negroes, broke into the A. V. Wray
and Six Sons’ store Monday night,
and made way with about $250
worth of merchandise, and some
$20 in cash.
However, some of the goods were
recovered.
It seems as the visitors were leav
ing the store, a worker in the Bost
Bakery saw them and sent an alarm
to the police. Put to rout by this
action, the thieves dropped a good
quantity of the things they had
stolen.
They entered the rear of the store
by breaking a ventilator window,
which they unlatched.
Gardner To Speak
At Kiwani* Here
Governor O. Max Gardner who Is
spending a few days at his home
here before going to Raleigh to re
sume his official duties, will speak
Thursday night at 7 o’clock. Gover
nor Gardner has been spending his
vacation at Roaring Gap, west of
Winston-Salem and came by Shelby
for a few days to visit relatives
and friends. A most interesting
program is expected for this Ki
wanis meeting.
Group Meeting At
Lattimore Aug. 9th
The B. Y. P. U. group meeting
of group No. 1 will be held at Lat
timore Friday night August 9 at 8
o’clock. Every member of this group
is urged to be present.
The program is as follows: Song
service. Devotional, Miss 'Verdie
Walker; greetings, Ruth Bridges;
response, Etha Putnam; business
and awarding of banner; special
music; address, Rev. W. C. Lynch;
Dorcas Walker, group captain.
Giant German Craft
Leaves Tonight On
Homeward Voyage
Commander Wick* Take* Pride In Final
Naval Job. Cloudy Weather Seen For Trip
Back To Germany.
Lakehurst, N. J., Aug. 6.—If the Graf Zeppelin doesn’t
get away on time tomorrow night it will he her own fault or
that of the weather man!
Furniture Store
Building New Home
Cleveland Furniture Erecting Two
Story Brick Building. Three
New Dwellings.
Building continues unabated In
Shelby. This week the Cleveland
Furniture company of Which W.
J. Jones is proprietor, broke ground
for the erection of a two .storr
brick building, 50x90 feet on the
lot next to the Rex Cigar company
and facing the Southern Depot.
The new building will be the home
of this furniture store which has
been operating near the depot. J.
W. Silver will supervise the con
tract.
Ben F. Curtis began Work this
morning on the erection of two
small dwellings, one a four room and
one a five room, near the Cleveland
Cloth Mill for Mai Spangler.
A. C. Miller who recently bought
a lot owned by County Commis
sioner A, E. Cline on South Wash
ington street is having a six room
brick veneered residence erected.
Patrol Handles
1,653 Violations
State Highway Patrolmen of the
fourth district handled 1.643 viola
tions of highway laws last month,
and made only 19 arrests, according
to the report of Lieutenant Gat r**id
O. Goodwin.
There were six deaths in the nine
counties comprising this district,
and seven additional persons injur
ed during July, the report stated.
During the month patrolmen trav
eled 14,125 miles, each of the three
patrolmen and the lieutenant being
on duty an average of a little more
than 10 hours for each of the 31
days. By far the majority of the 1,
653 highway violations were imper
fect lights, or cars carrying less than
the regulation three lights. There
were 1.339 motorists stopped for
light violations, of which 1,056 lixed
their lights immediately and 283
were given tickets calling for later
adjustments.
Forty-eight cars without licenses
were stopped, and 23 overloaded
trucks. There were 22 motorists with
car trouble aided on the road by
patrolmen and seven accidents in
vestigated.
Incidentally the patrolmen in this
district paid for themselves last
month by causing motorists using
illegal or no license plates to pur
chase new ones, totaling $805.75. In
addition the patrolmen recovered
two stolen automobiles.
Four of the arrests were made for
reckless driving, one for drunken
driving, ten for flagrant violation of
the law requiring headlights, and
four for failure to return cards
showing necessary adjustments had
been made to cars. Fines and costs
for these cases totaled $176.20, and
road sentences totaling six months
were imposed.
Sinclair Will Return To
Teach High School Music
Prof. W. T. Sinclair will return
to Shelby again this year and di
rect the band and orchestra music
In the city schools, according to a
letter received from him from
New York where he is studying this
summer.
For awhile it was doubtful wheth
er Mr. Sinclair would return, be
cause of the low finances of the
school board, it was decided to
abandon music in the school. '#it
there was such a strong demand
for Mr. Sinclair’s return that pa
trons of the school personally sub
scribed more than half of the sal
ary, the school board to supply the
other half.
Board Meets In Sick Room.
At a meeting of the school board
In the sick room of Dr. Tom Gold,
at the Shelby hospital, where he is
• patient. * letter from Mr. Sin*
clair was read in reference to the
music position here and Messrs. Cox
and Laughridge, members of the
board, were directed to see that the
pledge of the citizens on his salary
had been recorded in the minutes.
Mr. Laughridge was asked to secure
the aid of Messrs. Ed Post, Fields
Young and W. H. Hudson for rais
ing the private pledges on Mr. Sin
clair's salary. The board expressed
the desire to have Mr. Sinclair re
turn and the confidence that his
salary would be forthcoming.
The board set the pay for substi
tute teachers at $3 per day for ele
mentary work and $3.75 per day for
high school teachers. s
It was decided to employ in the
future no teachers holding lower
training than normal school or col
lege graduation or the equivalent
thereof. '
This was made emphatically
clear today by Lieut. Commander
Zeno W. Wicks, who has charge
of refuelling the giant airship. Get
ting the Graf ready for the start
of her round-the-world flight Is
just about the last Job he will do
for the navy, as he goes into civil
ian life Friday to become hangar
and construction superintendent for
the Goodyear-Zeppelin corporation,
at Akron, O., where two super
dirigibles are to be built for the
navy department, and he vowed
all fuel and hydrogen necessary
would be aboard by noon tomorrow
as scheduled.
Officials Give Time.
Reports from officials of the
Hamburg-Amcrican line in New
York said their best information on
the sailing of the Graf Zeppelin
was that she would leave Lake
hurst at 1:00 a. m. Thursday. Pre
vious estimates had ranged from 10
p. m. Wednesday until midnight.
Lieut, E. F. Reicheldorfer, aerolo
gist at the Lakehurst naval air
station, said the weather tomorrow'
would be cloudy and showery with
northeast winds but not of sufficient
strength to prevent the dlrigible'3
departure.
It developed that the officer tem
porarily in charge of the refuelling
operations on Monday inadver
tently confused reporters concern
ing the amounts of buoyant and
fuel gas needed by the Graf Zep
pelin. Commander Wicks said the
ship actually required only 210,000
cubic feet of hydrogen <70,000 of
which w'as put aboard today) in
stead of 530,000, while her fuel
bags needed 840,000 cubic feet of
ethane as opposed to the antici
pated need of 750,000 cubic feet.
The fuel gas was being pumped in
today, there was a good reserve on
hand and he said it would all be
aboard early tomorrow morning.
One Arm, One Leg
Man To Pitch Game
A rousing ball game, of the big
time variety, is on the cards for
tomorrow afternoon at the ball
park, time 3:30 o’clock, between the
Cleveland Cloth Mill outfit, with
Dick Norman (one arm and one
legged genius on the mound)—vs.
the Charlotte Railroad team. This
latter team is now leading the
Twiight League in Charlotte, and is
a fast stepping bunch. The game
promises to be a fast one.
MRS. HUDSON PASSES
IN ANTIOCH SECTION
Gaffney Ledger:
Blacksburg, Aug. 4—Mrs. F. A
Hudson, of Aniocli district, died
Sunday at 1:30 o’clock with pleu
risy. She was 65 years old. Fu
neral services will be held Monday
at the Antioch church. Dr. H. V.
Tanner, former pastor of Antioch
church, who lives in Spartanburg,
will have charge of services at
3 o’clock. Interment will follow
in Antioch cemetery with J. L.
Goodson, Blacksburg mortician, in
charge.
State To Refund $300,000 Taxes.
Raleigh.—Approximately $300,000
inheritance tax paid the state of
North Carolina will be'refunded
soon to payers by the state depart
ment of revenue under the provi
sions of the revenue act of 1929.
This refund has already been dis
counted in the appropriation
measures and by the budget bureau,
according to Steadman Thompson,
deputy commissioner of revenue.
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Ex-Congressman Married Tuesday.
Washington.—Hallctt S. Ward,
former UnitPd States congressman
from this district and a prominent
member of (he Washington Bar
Association. today was united in
marriage to Miss Dora F. Bonner,
of this city.
The ceremony took place in the
St. Peters Episcopal church here.
Mr. Charlie Keel, lino operator
of The Star, left Monday for his
"home in Rockingham for a week's
vacation.
Miss Ruth and Ann Elmore spent
Tuesday in Hickory with friends.
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Has Cancer In
Eye, Operated
V B Champion was taken
to a Charlotte hospital this
a eek where he was operated on
for cancer of the eye. The
cancer developed just a few
weeks ago and was first
thought to be a sty. The ra
dium treatment was first
sought, but surgeons said that
the live tissues should be cut
out before the vadium treat
ment was resorted to, conse
quently the cancerous tissues
were removed this week, and
later the radium will be used
Mr. Champion has been
suffering Intense pain, but now
that the operation is over, It !
is thouht that, he will Im
prove rapidly. A cancer on th*
eye Is very unusual, say the
surgeons.
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No. 8 Fox Is
Caught After
A Long Chase
Officers Strike A Hot Trail After
Two Years And Arrest Ham
rick And Son.
Bate Hamrick. 45 years old, and
raised in No. 8, in a game of fox
and hounds, like children play, took
the part of the Fox Monday night
when a posse from the sheriff's of
fice got on his trail.
And once more the posse got their
man.
The trail was dim and faint and
two years old. In 1927, according
to Information in the sheriff's of
fice, Hamrick committed the in
discretion of stealing some meat
from a home near Fallston. The of
ficers caught up with him for the
act, and cgught him, but he got
away. They have been hunting him
ever since.
Monday night they got a tip that
he was at the home of his father,
Sam Hamrick, who also lives in
No. 8, A group of deputy sheriffs
composing E. W. Dixon, Bob Ken
drick, Harvey Harrelson, J. L.
Dixon and John Hord went to the
Hamrick home and surrounded it.
Bate came out on the rim when
he got a hunch he was in a trap
But the deputies closed in on the
quarry, pulled the fugitive to earth,
hauled him to a waiting car, drove
him to town and Jailed him. Later
word came from Spartanburg that j
Hamrick was wanted in that city on
a bench warrant
At the time Bate Hamrick was
arrested, the officers also took into
custody his 21 year old son, Johnnie,
Johnnie is charged with having
stolen automobiles In his possession.
The sheriff’s office announces they
found him with three, a Ford truck,
a Ford coupe and a Chevrolet, bear
ing respectively a Tennessee and
Si.uth Carolina and a North Caro
lina license tag.
Mrs. Magness Buried
At Rutherfordton
Seventy Year Old Woman With
Relatives In Cleveland
County, Passes.
Rutherfordton, Aug. 6—Mrs.
Rufus L. Magness died at her home
between Ellenboro and Caroleen
Monday afternoon after an extend
ed illness and was buried Tuesday
afternoon at Oak Grove Methodist
church, with Rev. W. R. Ware of
Rutherfordton. Rev. M. F. Moores of
Forest City and Rev. J. E. Hipp,
pastor, in charge. A large crowd
of friends and relatives attended.
She was 70 years of age and was
well known and was an active mem
ber of Oak Grove church. She leaves
nine children, as follows: Misses
Beulah and Mattie Cliff and Tal
madge Magness, all at ’.'ome: W. G.
and Ernest Magness both of Forest
City; Robert and Carl Magness and
Mrs. Cletus Walker of Lattimore.
She also leaves two sisters, Mrs C.
O. Champion of Mooresboro and
Mrs. R. M. Ross of Colbert, Ga , and
one brother, Sidney Crowder of
■Ellenboro. The family lived in
Cleveland county before moving to
Rutherfordton several years ago.
Beam Reunion To
Be Held Aug. 15th
The annual Beam reunion will be
held Thursday before the third
Sunday in August or August 15 at
New Prospect church, according to
an announcement made by the head
of the clan. The Beam connection
is one of the largest in this section
of the state and these reunions
which are annual affairs, interest
several thousand people. An Inter
esting program will be worked out
for the all-day occasion,
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New Vice-Chairman
With the resignation of Mrs.
A. T. Hert, of Louisville, Kv.,
as vice-chairman of the Repub
lican National Committee,
comes the rumor, not yet con
firmed, that Mrs. Worthington
Scranton, above, of Scranton,
Pa., National Committee
woman from Pennsylvania,
will succeed her.
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Chester Coart
Clerk Gets Mrs
King's Picture
Hand Colored Likeness Of Dead
Woman To Ilans On Wall Of
Chester Court House.
Chester. S C., Aug. 6.—The Ches
ter county clerk of court's olfice
has been made a present of the
beautiful picture of Faye Wilson
King, for whose death Rate King
was found guilty of mmder bv a
Chester county jury July 9.
The hand-colored photograph that
was used at the recent celebrated
trial of Rafe King here The
clerks office expects to have it
framed and placed on the wall of
the office as a souvenir of the
famous trial. It was oresentei to
Deputy Clerk John Colvin Cornwell
by Mrs. yf. C. Reagan, -f Charlotte,
a sister of Mrs. King. Mr. Cornwell
requested the photograph when the
t-;al was over, and has seen pre
sented with it Since the trial he
l as been const called on by
people who wished to look at the
picture.
The photograph shows Mrs. King
to have been a beautiful woman.
It was taken during the ChrLstmas
'week, following her marriage
Thanksgiving Day, 1927, it is said.
No newspaper picture over did her
justice, a view of this photograph
clearly indicates
Miss Gill Here To
Plan Teacher Course
Graduates May Secure Funds From
Masonic Loan Fund Tuition
Is Free.
Miss Louise Gill who ts to head
the teacher training department in
the public schools of Shelby, ar
rived this week to make plans for
the opening of the course here In
the early fall. Miss Gill has been
located at Cary, thus state for the
past five years. Her home Is at
Laurinburg.
Her duty for the present ts to
work up an enrollment for this
teacher training course which will
be given in the South Shelby school
building. Students must have high
school diplomas for entrance. The
course gives credit for one year's
college work for teacher’s certifi
cate. With this course and 48 weeks
of normal training, a student can
graduate from a two year normal
college.
Holders of certificates are eligible
to teach in standard elementary
schools.
Graduates may secure funds from
the Masonic, loan fund which is
placed tn teacher training colleges.
This fund is to help teachers
their second year, there being no
charge for the first year and the
loan does not have to be paid
back until the year following grad
uation when the teacher is at w'ork.
When refunding this loan. the
teacher pays back at the rate of
$20 per month.
Those wanting information or
those w'ho desire to make applica
tion. should confer with Supt. B. L.
Smith.
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Vandalism Must
Stop At Schools
Vandalism must stop around
the seven public schools in the.
city of Shelby. It costs too
much to replace broken win
dow glass and broken locks' on
doors
At a meeting of the city
board of education, It was de
cided to offer a reward of
$10 for the report of informa
tion leading to the convic
tion, of any person damaging,
defacing or demolishing any
school property within the
district.
The school board says too
much vandalism has been go
ing on end it has been impos
sible to place the blame where
it belongs, so a reward of *10
is offered in the hope of get
ting evidence on those who
damage the school propertv.
Enter Hardware
Store Through
The Coal Chute i
I,ads Arrested Before Hardware ^
Merchant Knew His Store
Had Been Robbed.
They tel] a story in town about a |
man who never was Know n to park !
his car on that sect'r.n o' street be
tween the Methodic church and
the postoffice. One evening as
twilight was deepening hr was seen
to run his lizzie tn between the
white lines in front of the church.
Someone with an eye for the un
usual In human conduct, watched
him. But the story of why he parked
there will never be told And It Is
a good story.
Here's a parallel story, both point
ing the moral that If you do the un
usual, you must hare an alibi:
Sheriff Allen yesterday got a tip
that a lad named Yates Bridges,
oherwise known as .‘Red," had some
money, and as ■.‘Red" doesn’t usual
ly have money, the circumstance
caused suspicion.
The sheriff hauled him up. and
asked him wherefore
The story that came out, is In
teresting It has to do with three
other boys who are now accused of
breaking into the Farmers Hard
ware company Monday night and
relieving the establishment of some
money and hardware.
The lads were on the carpet be
fore Judge Kennedy this morning.
An interesting phase of the affair
is the fact that the sheriff learned
of the robbery, and had ‘he facts
before the owners of the hardware
store knew they had been roobed
The boys are said to have con
fessed.
The quartet includes Lee, known
as Pete Wright, a bright youngster
who has been trekking the town
carrying telegrams for the Western
Union.
Pete, fourteen is a bright child,
and everybody likes him His friends
are much surprised that he should
have developed the bandit spirit.
Another is Bridges, a third Is W.
D. or David Willis, called Duck for
short; and the fourth is Paul Sisk.
The lads got into the st<»re
through the coal chute and remov
ed $9.75 from the cash drawer, and
some pocket knives. The funny
part of the robbery is, the boys left
some cash in each of the drawers
they rifled
This sounds amaleurkm, but is
so happens that very cin.u-nsi.unce
served to prevent suspicion in the
hardware store. And it now seems
as if young Bridges hadn’t be<*" sj
active with his newly acquired
wealth, they would still be plan
ning a watermelon feast on the
outside today.
Draw Venire Of 18
For Striker’s Case
Charlotte. Aug. 6—In accordance
with the law, Mecklenburg county
commissioners today drew a venire
of 18 men for jury duty at the spe
cial term of court called for August
26 for trial of the Aderholt. shooting
cases.
Expectations are that a special
ventre of possibly f»00 names wilt
have to be drawn before a jury’ can
be selected. Under the statute, how
ever, a special venire cannot be
summoned until after court is con
vened.
Twenty-three persons are under
indictment for the shooting of O.
P. Aderholt. Gastonia chief of po
lice, at the tent encampment of the
Loray mill strikers the night of
June 7. Sixteen are charged with
murder rnd the remainder with as
sault with intent to kill.
New $30,000 Intake
At City Pump Plant
Is Now Completed
City Council Refuses To Appropriate $1,500
As Part Of Music Teacher’s Salary In
School.
The new intake for raw water at the city pump station,
costing $30,000 and (he request by the city school hoard fop
an appropriation of $1,500 toward Prof. W. T. Sinclair’s sal
ary as director of music in the city schools, were the two
chief topics of discussion by the city fathers in regular
monthly session at the city hall last night.
Offer $24,500 In
Premiums At Fair
Premium MM Revised This Year;
$7,100 Prize* Offered for
Harness Races.
Premiums totaling $24,500 will bo
offered to exhibitors at the North
Carolina State fair. October 15 to
13, according to the new premium
book, which will come from the
press this week.
The premium list for the fair has
been entirely revised, by Secretary
T. B Smith, and his assist antsTand
is organized on a new basis. Classifi
cations which were out of date, and
have been abolished, and premiums
offered for other exhibits which are
of interest at. present.
The total of $24,500 of premiums
does not include special premiums,
many of which are offered by or
ganizations which are interested in
promoting special exhibits, but not
directly connected with the fair.
Other plans which have been
made for the fair recently Include
the free act and fireworks program,
to cost in excess of $10,000. The
feature of the free act program will
be "WUno, the human projectile.”
This man is shot from a cannon, 100
feet into the air. The act. which
comes from Germany, has been In
this country only three weeks, and
its appearance at the North Caro
lina State fair will be the first In
the south.
Purses totaling $7,200 are being
offered for the horse races, which
will be the feature afternoon at
traction for the first, four days of
the fair
Mrs. Forrest Wright
Passes At Age 45
Had Bffn In Poor Health For
Eight Or Ten Years. Buried
At Double Shoals.
• Special to The Star.'
Kings Mountain, Aug. 6.—Follow
ing an illness of several months,
Minnie Wright died at her home
about 4 o’clock Monday afternoon
July 29. three miles west of Kings
Mountain. Mrs. Wright was born
Feb. 19, 1894, and was 45 years old.
She had not been in good health
for eight or ten years, having been
confined to her bed for about three
months with cancer of stomach. She
is survived by husband, four ltving
boys and one girl. Marshal, Talmage,
Stowe, Blaine, and Pauline.
Funeral services were held at
Double Shoals Methodist church
Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock,
where she has been a member for
thirty or more years. She lived a
faithful and Christian life and was
highly esteemed by her many
friends and loved or es. Her grave
was respected with flowers so that
they had to be doubled up on it.
The new raw water intake at the
city pump station has been com
pleted by Z. B. Weathers and Sons
who have been working on the Job
for several months, but the job has
not yet been accepted. About three
years ago when the new pump sta
tion was completed, the Intake wai
built on the edge of the river and
high waters damaged the intake
system and put the pumps out o<
commission for several days at *
time. For some reason the pumpi
were never satisfactory, yet th«
city had no recourse on the man
ufacturer of the pumps or the con
tractor who Installed them. A new
intake system was found necermrj
and this contract was let to Z. B
Weathers and Sons who used pumps
made by the American Well Works
This new Intake has been bulT oil
the side of Hopper’s creek, Just
above Its mouth into Broad river.
The addition is working satisfac
torily for the present, but has no*
been accepted.
Mls-Up On Sinclair’s Salary.
Appearing before the board last
night were the city school trustee?
who asked for Bn appropriation of
*1,500 to apply on the salary ol
Prof. W. T. Sinclair as director of
band and orchestra music In thi
city schools, such salary to be sup
plemented by a private subscription
already pledged. There ts a strong
demand for Mr. Sinclair’s return
for there are scores of children who
have bought Instruments and want
to continue their study. The school
budget will not permit an appropria
tion for echool music, so after the
private subscription of *3.000 was
raised, members of the school board
went to the aldermen separately
and got their consent to appropri
ate *1.500 from the city treasury. '
When the two boards met last nigh*
to ratify an agreement privately
made, the city officials opposed any
appropriation on the ground thal
a closer study of the city audit re
vealed that the city has sn Inherited
Indebtedness of *87,760.38 and ii|
view of this, they did not feel that
the city could appropriate *1,509
for school music.
in talking this morning to •
member of the city school board;
he stated that the only hope qif
securing Mr. Sinclair is for the citi
zens themselves to contribute hr
private subscription the entire sal
ary. Instead of the half already sub
scribed, or charge a tuition to the
pupils who take music under Mr.
Sinclair.
So here the matter rests for the
time lying.
CLEAN ZOAR GRAVE TARO
OFF ON AUGiidT 13TR>
All who are interested will raefl
at Zoar Tuesday morning at •:!(fc. :,
August 13 and clean off the church
yard. If you cant come send me h&j
dollar to hire some one In y«if
place.
J. L. PUTNAM.
Farm Agency For County
Passed For The Present
Cleveland county may have ft
farm agent at some future time, and
doubtless will, but Yor the present,
in the language of the street, there
is nothing stirring—not ft thing.
The county commissioners met
Monday and insofar as could be
learned not a word was said about
the appointment of an agent; the
subject buried under six feet of
political earth, with a tombstone
over it, not a soul amongst the as
semblage, even had a kind word for
the corpse.
The board of agriculture is sche
duled to meet this afternoon; and
it being understood the board is
favorable to Cleveland county hav
ing an agent, the skeleton may be
taken out of the closet and ex
amined.
But even such action by the board
of agriculture is by no means cer
tain.
The truth seems to be. that some-:
thing like an overwhelmnig sentl*
ment has grown up in the count!"
against the appointment of it
agent, other than some local man'
and inasmuch as the sUM ant
federal authorities will iw ratify
the appointment of a man from thf
county, and inasmuch as these
agencies pay more than half the
agent's salary, the situation hglf;
thus reached the deadlock stage.
Some folks, versed in the affaiK
of the county, are wondering Jua»
what started this turmoil—just wh*f i
is back of such a crystallized sent!*
ment, many believing that
county should have an agent j
Some say that the need lot suefc
an authority is urgent.
But be that as it may, the count? |
commissioners seemed to taka
position that the question
too high a voltage to be hand
with safety, and did the usual
pedient thing m the circ
    

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