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Fair And Warmer.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair tonight. Saturday in
creasing cloudiness and slightly
warmer in extreme west portion.
New Speed Record.
Daytrna Beach, Fla., Feb. 0.'—
Captain Malcolm Campbell, 46-ycar
old British racing car driver, yes
terday established a new world's
automobile speed record of 245.723
miles an hour on the sands of the
natural beach speedway here. Roar
ing twice over the course in his 1,450
horsepower "Blue Bird" machine, he
exceeded the previous record bv
14.317 miles an hour and became
the first man in the world ever to
attain a snerd of four miles a min
ute or more in a land vehicle. The
previous record was 231 miles an
hour established here iu 1929 bv the
late Sir Henry Segrave, also of Eng
land, who later was killed in a mot
or boat accident at Lake Winder
One More Week
To Hunt Birds
In This County
Rabbit Aid Bird
Season Ends
Serin" Weather Has Turned Minds
Of Sportsmen To Fi“h!ng. Squir
rel Season Out.
Hunters of Cleveland county
have just one more week in
which to hunt birds and rab
bits. Both seasons end on Feb
ruary 15, it is announced by H.
C. Long, county game warden.
The squirrel season is already out
ending the first of the month.
Birds Scarce.
It war not such a big hunting sea
son for the sportsmen of this sec
tion. In this territory birds were
scarcer than in many years and
Hunters have little hopes for next
.-ome time and prevented trips to
make conditions more suitable for
birds. The -heavy snow also kept
many hunters out of the fields for
some time and prevented trips ot
other sections where quail is more
Fishing Weatiier.
The weather of last week caused
numerous Isaak Waltons in Cleve
land county to drag out their rods
and reels-and other fishing para
phernalia. Fi hing licenses have al
ready arrived and can be secured at
both the Cleveland hardware and
the Farmers hardware, the game
warden states.
Legion Urges T *'at
Veterans Join Body
Every New Member Will Md T'
Chances Of Getting Cash
Bonus Now.
Members of the Warren Hovie
Legion post here are urging that
every veteran of the World war join
the Legion at once, declaring that
every new member adds to the
chances of se-uving a cash bonus
now for all veterans.
A wire from the ^iistrict com
mander of the LegiOT quotes the
State commander. Con Johnson, as
saying he is "convinced that ft is
imperative that every post secure
full membership quota prior to Feb
ntary 14 in order that the Le-danc
disabled and cash bonus legislation
be successfully enacted at this ses
sion of Congress. Redouble your ef
forts to secure every eligible m«m
ber before fourteenth Success of
bonus depends on Legion member
As Best
New York, Feb. 4.—Anhui
D. Price, sales manager o
•the Namm store in Brooklyn
accused his colleagues of un
profitable and wasteful form:
of advertising, and urged th -n
to do away whl such me h
ods, in a speech before the Na
tional Retail Dry Goods as
“I'ewspaper advertising, hi
said, “is the backbone of r m
publicity structure. We find i
receiving 70 pei cent of on
total publicity expenditure ii
th" la ~e stores 6 today, «
percentage, should, I think
be higher—yet much of it i
He described as “real;
worth while” only one or twi
other media of publicity.
said, “there is 'ar too mi el
dissipation o1 departs ;en
store pub'1 city dolla’-s in irtil
and fads that cannot hope t.
bring business.”
Officers Prcbs
Report Of Jim
Lew try Again
Kil'ed Police Ch ef
Here In 1801
Man Who Kfled Officer Has Nol
Bren Fomid In Pe*lod
Of Thirty Years.
Interest in a manhunt that
has lasted over a ceriou of three
decades was revived he_e re
cently when Pol'ce thief Pos
ton received a tlr» that a negro
resembling J'm Lowery was liv
ing in a Southern state.
Jim Lowery killed Police Clue!
Shelt Jones here in IS01, Just 30
years ago. Since that time he ms
evaded the law. but scores of times
and in scores of places people have
thought they had located Lowerv
only to have their clues fall through
Search in Mobile.
In 1908 investigation of a negro
living at Mobile Ala., caused many
to believe that the negro was Low
ery. So closely did the Mobile negro
resemble the description of Lowery
that two officers and twq men who
knew Lowery made the trip to Ala
bama. The officers were Police
Chief Richards and Fire Chief
Roach. The two men accompany.i r
them were Will Carroll, of Shelby,
and Ed Dorsey, of Fores* City. Car
roll was positive the Mobile negro
was not Lowery, Dorsey was not so
sure about it, but identification was
not definite enough to bring the
negro here.
May Be D^ad.
Again hundreds of people in this
section reiterated their belief that
Lowery would never be caught. A
big percentage believe that Lowery,
has been dead for years.;
Officers are none too enthused
ever the latest tip. They’ve been
fooled to often in 30 years by sue a
tips, but, nevertheless, they are mak
ing some investigation.
Until he finds out something.
Police Chief Poston will not make
public the name of the point in trie
South where the negro now being
investigated lives. The tip came to
! police headquarters here from a
[man who knew something about the
Jones killing and who had heard the
negro in question sav that he was
wanted elsewhere for a murder com
i mitted many years ago
Grover Woman Dise
Leaves Large Family
Mrs. YV. L. Blackburn Succumbs To
Heart Attack. Bury Today At
Mrs. Fannie Blackburn, wife of
W. L. Blackburn, prominent farmer
of Grover, died Thursday morning
at 3:30 o'clock from a heart trouble.
She was 38 years of age and was
married 20 years ago. Surviving are
her husband and eight children:
Irene, Clyde. Grier, Violet, Mary
Sue, J. B., Edgar and Laura. Three
children are dead. Also surviving
are one brother, three half brothers
and two half si'ters.
The funeral took place this after
noon, services being conducted by
Revs. Dendy and Furcron. She was
a faithful member of the Grover
^aptlst church,-having joined 25
vears ago. Interment was at the
Bethlehem church cemetery.
How Many Cars
On Road Here?
Is Heaviest Traffic Out
Of Shelby To The
West or East?
On which portion of highway
20 is traffic the heaviest: Be
tween Shelby and Kings Moun
tain or between Shelby and
Go ahead and take a guess on H
before you read further.
Most people wil guess that there
is more traffic between Shelby and
Kings Mountain than between
Shtlby and Mooresboro. •
Highway Figure*.
Such isn’t the case. Over 100 more
cars and vehicles travel the portion
of the road west of Shelby tha’
the portion to the east. Believe 1'
or not, but that’s what the statr
highway commi sion’s semi-annual
highway census shows.
This census was made on Janu
ary 7, every vehicle being counted
as It passed several designated
points in each of the nine highway
The highest traffic point in this,
the eighth district, was on highway j
10 between Valdese and Connelly i
Springs. Nine hundred and eighty
eight vehicles passed during the
The second highest was on high
way 20 between Shelby and Moores
boro w here 942 vehicles passed. The
third high point was between Shel
by and Kings Mountain with 825
The highest traffic point In the
state was between Raleigh and Cary
where 3,897 vehicles passed In one
Pr^sbyterans Get
Ready For Services
Loyalty Sunday Feb. 8. Noted Blind
Minister Coming For
A joint meting of the elders and
deacons of the Shelby Presbvterian
church designated Sunday, Febru
ary 8, as "Loyalty Sunday” for the
local congregation. Effort Is being
made to enlist the attendance of
every member at the Sunday morn
ing service. The Sunday school is
out for a record attendance. Every
member of the church Is being urg
ed to give svmoathetic-, cooperation
to this soecial program.
The united effort on Sunday Is
one of many to be made in prepara
tion for an evangelistic meeting
under the leadershio of Rev. R. G.
McLees, D. D.. of Chatham. Va. Dr.
Mcl.ees Is regarded as one of the
most deeolv spiritual and devotional
•ireachers in the southern church.
His methods are sane and sensible,
tree from serration and objection
able features, with no embarrass
ment to the converted or the un
converted. Everv one who hear3 him
will be grinned by the sniritual
newer of his message. The date of
the meeting is February 22 to March
5. Every organisation in the church
is setting itself in order for the
coming of this noted blind minister.
The religious leaders of the com
munity are asked to share the bene
fits of this meeting with the Pres
! byterians.
Stale Farmers M$y Be Selling
Off Too Much Poultry, Hogs
In Desire To Get Cash Money
Extension Workers At State Believe
Planters Too Anxious For
Cash Income.
Raleigh, Feb. 6.—Farmers of the
-,tate have rold off too many brood
sows and have depleted their poul
try flocks to too great an extent, ac
j cording to N. C. State college exten
sion workers, who have completed
the holding of meetings in practical
ly every county of the state since
January 6th. Surveys of the various
I counties show that farmers have de
' creased the number of brood sows
i due to the fact that they did not
I visualize the situation; the lack of
| proper records seems to have result
ed in a decrease in many counties
'.of poultry flocks,
j It Is regrettable, says the extens
ion speciality, that farmers have
1. sold off many brood sows, so as to
I get a little cash money, at a time
j when corn, now selling at a very low
! price, can be profitably fed to their
I ^038 and marketed "in the skin”
' j rather than in the bag. The de
, crease in the number of brood sows
! .means wi’l deny them
I selves of this opoortunitv of making
a profit on corn by feeding the grain
bp their hogs. This is especially re
grettable as hog meat seems to be
on an upward trend in price.
Extension workers feel that the
lecrease in poultry flocks is due
largely to the fact that the farmers,
who have reduced their flocks, have
done so becau~e of the fact that
they were not keeping accurate rec
ords. As a result, in a majority of
cases, they thought that they were
not making any money or that they
were losing. As a matter of fact
ooultry proved to be a profitable
farm activity last year for more
farmers who did keep records on
costs of feeding. Extension workers
hope that North Carolina farmers
will increa-e their flocks quickly.
These workerogurge the keeping of
flocks of at least 50 birds, as dem
onstrations show that such a flock
will pay a small profit. The larger
the flock the greater the percentage
of profit, these workers state, espec
ially if cows are kept by the indi
vidual farmer, so that skimmed milk
s avai'able as poultry food.
Most of the extension workers al
io are of the opinion that the ma
jority of landlords, oyer the state,
He Was an Infant
During War of 1812
Ben Hodge, of Popular Bluff. Mo.,
has been living all his 118 years
in the same simple surroundings in
which he was bom during the day*
when the infant United State? was
fighting Great Britain the second
time. His chief pals are his dog
and gun.
Mrs. Witherspoon
Biirkd Thvrsday
Was 13 Years of Age And llad I teen
living In Shelby About
Ten Year*.
The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Fiances
Witherspoon was held Thursday aft
ernoon at, 3 .30 o’clock with her pas
tor, Rev. N. I). Yount, of Bersemer
City in charge. Mrs. Witherspoon
died at her home on N. LaFayette
street Wednesday night at 11 o’clock
following a protracted illness from
a complication of troubles.
Deceased was born and reared in
Lincoln county and was 73 years of
age at the time of her death. She
was married to Joseph Witherspoon
in 1892. He died in 1902 and ten
years ago she came to Shelby to
make her home. Mrs., Witherspoon
was a faithful and loyal member of
the Lutheran church, a charter
member of the local church body.
Surviving are three daughters,
Mrs. Emery Farris of Shelby, Mrs.
Herbert Sigmon of Newton, and Miss
Willie W'itherspoon. of Shelby. Six
brothers and two sisters also sur
vive: Alonzo Lutz of Lincoln coun
ty, Benjamin Lutz of Stanley Creek,
Andrew Lutz of Belmont, Alfred
Lutz of Newton. Sidney Lutz of
California, Eli Lutz of Colorado;
Mrs. Malinda Houser of Lincolnton.
Mrs. Annie Reep of Gastonia.
Her mother. Mrs. Rose Ami Lutz
is still living at the old homestead
near Newton and will be 99 years
of age the first of next May. The
family has many warm friends and
are grateful for the kindness shown
them by their neighbors.
Tate Sentenced
In Murder Trial
Cliffsidr Man Goes To Dix Mill
For Killing HU
Rutherfordton, Feb. 6.—Geo. Tate,
aped 40, former Cliff-ride man was
sentenced to the criminal insane de
partment of the state asylum at Dix
Hill, Raleigh. Wednesday afternoon
by Jud"f Hoyle Sink, for the mur
der of his wife on October 30, 1930.
The case was taken up by the court
Monday morning and was concluded
Tuesday afternoon. The jury was
asked to decide if the defendant was
insane at the time of the murder
and whether sane or Insane at the
present. The decision of the jury
was that he was sane at the time ol
the murder, but was insane at the
present, thereupon he was sentenc
ed to the state asylum for criminals.
Tate killed his wife at noon on
October 30, while she was on her
way home from her work at the
Cliffside Mills. After shooting her he
attempted to take his own life.
Joint Meeting Of
Vets And Auxiliary
Spanish-American Veterans And
Relatives Gather Mondav
A joint meeting of the Spanish
American war veterans of Cleveland
i county and the Spanish-American
auxiliary members will be held
Monday night at the court house
here at 7:30 o’clock.
Officers will be installed at this
meeting and former Sheriff Hugh
A. Logan, commander of the Junius
T. Gardiire camp, urges that all
T. Gardner camp, urges that all
Operating Now.
All the machinery and equipment
of the Shelby Dry Cleaning plant
has been installed in the firm’s new
location, adjoining Bost's bakery on
West Marion street, and the plant
Is now operating on its regular
Another Bill
To Help East \
Retain Power
Left* Population But
More Senators
Proposal of Johnson Seen as Mow to
Permit Eastern Carolina To
,M. R. Dl'NNAOAK. Star *»«• Itartaa.)
Raleigh, Feb. 6.—The clause “and
no counts shall be entitled to more,
than one senator"- In the bill Intro- j
dueed by Senator Rivers D. Johnson
of Duplin, Wednesday calling for an,
election to change See. 2, article 4;
of the constitution, is pointed to by,
•westerners as Just another shrewd
net hod of keeping the generally!
oarsely settled but politically strong
ast In the saddle and ward off the
atural results of the increasing
ipulatlon in the piedmont, and
estern sections.
That is the only change that
would be made in the constitution
by the Duplin senator’s bill. The
ame provisions as to senators for
an equal number of Inhabitants,
-ontiguous territory and other fea
ures are continued. The present is
that "no county shall be divided In
the formation of a senate district,
unless such county shall be equit
ably entitled to two or more sena
tors." The latter half of this quota
tion is omitted in the Johnson pro
nosal and for it is substituted “noj
county fhali be entitled to more j
than one senator.”
Announcement was made several!
months ago that, as a result of the !
new census figures, Guilford and I
Mecklenburg are entitled to two |
senators each, while Durham and!
Wake counties, now In districts, are
each entitled to one senator. Bun- i
combe, Gaston and Roberon already
elect one senator each and are due
to continue, while Rowan and Pitt
counties, now electing a senator
each, drop slightly below the i»pu
lation average of 63,346 people to
the senator. Forsyth misses a new;
senator by 15,000 people, and would!
doubtless increase to the required
number and proportion In another
Westerners see M the Johnson Will
a desire t oprevent Mecklenburg and1
Guilford, and later Forsyth, antij
possibly still later other populous;
niedmont counties, from securing
their just and proportionate repre
sentation in the state senate, in ac
cordance with their continued in
crease^ in population. This Is one of
the measures which, it was predict
ed, would be proposed to help the
To Increase Board
At Kings Mountain
(Special to The Star.)
Kings Mountain. Feb. 6.—A bill
providing for an increase in the
membership of the Kings Mountain
school board from three to five
members is to be introduced at an
early date. The local school board
is proposing the increase In order
that East Kings Mountain may have
representation on the board.
The proposed legislation' provides
also that the treasurer of the school
fund be* bonded to an amount of
five thousand dollars or more and
requires that school funds be paid
into the hands of the school treas
urer at stated intervals.
A petition for the enactment of
the above legislation has been sign
ed by the local school board, the
mayor, and members of the city
council and placed tn the hands of
Mr. Edwards, representative from
this county.
Mr. Beam Heme After
Hospital Experience
Mr. D. A. Beam has been dis
missed from the Shelby hospital and
now at his home on N. Washington
street. He was a, patient at the hos
pital for four weeks undergoing
treatment and is very much improv
ed. his many friends will be pleased
to learn.
Clint Newton Again
Confined To Bed
J. Clint Newton, county attorney,
who Is suffering with a peculiar
kidney trouble, is again confined to
his bed at his home on W, Marion
street. Mr. Newton has been In in
tense pain and unable to be at his
I office for several days.
| Large jioot Owl
Caught At Hollis
C. J. Irvin, of Hollis Route 1. was
exhibiting in Shelby one of the
largest hoot owls ever seen in this
section. It measured 54 inches from
tip to tip of the wing and was es
timated to be about 20 years of age. j
|lt was captured recently. J
Mussolini at Wheel
Benito Mussolini haa Jong been <
noted as an auto driver in Italy.
He is shown above at the wheel
of his high-powered racing road
ster, a picture that gain* new in
terest because of stories recently
published alleging to confirm ,
the fact that the Italian Dictator
killed a child while driving. It i
was such a story that led to in
stituting the court-martial of
Brigadier-General Smedley But
Involve Corporation Commission
In Trials Centering On Failure
Of Six Rutherford County Banks
One Witness On Stand AH Day
Yesterday. Hoey Handles
Defense Case.
Kutberfardton. Feb. 6.—The
folowlng men were drawn as a
jury from the special venire of
tiO citizens brought from Cleve
land county for the hank trials
in superior court here: E. L.
Holland, J. B. Hamrick. A. J.
Dedmon, J. E. Randall. Tom
Cornwell, Grady McSwaln, C. It.
Wright, James B. Horn, A. P.
Ramsey, Grady Wflsuu, E. G.
Roberts and D. L, Martin.
Rutherfordton. Feb. 6.—'The trial
of five defendants of yie defunct
Rutherford County Bunk and Trust
Co.—J. L. Taylor, president: W. B.
Walker, cashier: and K. 8. Tanner.
S. E. Elmore and T. F. Oats— wept
forward here all day yesterday be
fore Judge Hoyle Sink.
Dr. John B. Biggs. liquidating
agent, was on tire stand all day.
Solicitor J. W. Pleas led the ques
tioning for the state until noon,
while Clyde R. Hoey. attorney for
the defendants, cross-examined the
witness all n/ternoon.
When Solicitor Pless asked the
witness if the bank was insolvent
when he took charge, an hour’s ar
gument followed by attorneys of
both sides as to what constitutes in
Commission Scored.
Charles W. Ttllett of Charlotte,
one of the attorneys for the defend
ants, argued that the bank waft re
norted solvent by the state, cor
•roration commission when it was
examined December 4. 1829. by state
bank examiners, two months before
It closed. Mr. Tillett read the law
snecifying the duties of the cor
nm atlon commlrslon.
Solicitor Pless replied that: he was
ready to help prosecute the state
"orporation commission if it was
guilty of violating the law and that
evening if It did violate the law such
Rutherford Bandit
Get* Good Licking
Would-Be Highway Bobber Knock- ■
fd Out When He Starts
HI* Stunt. 1
Rutherford ton, Feb. 0.—A would
be highway bandit received a rude
shock and the worst end of a free
for-all scuffle Friday night on high
way No. 181 near here, when two
farmers of the Westminster section
of the county, who had given him a
lift, refused to be cowed In the ap
proved manner when he attempted
lq hold them up with a gun.
The farmers. Lee Freeman and
Ernest MeCurry, were returning
home in a wagon when a young man
waved them down for a ride, 'they
took him on and hud gone- but a
short distance when the bold high
wayman pulled out a pistol and de
manded money.
Acting with lightning-like speed
MeCurry landed a blow with his
fist on the "bad man’s" head and
knocked him out of the wagon.
Freeman jumped on the ingrateful
hitch-hiker, knife in hand, and in
flicted a few scratches in u spirited
Tlie amateur gunman, afraid for
his life, finally managed to strug
gle free, and, fled with winged feet
inspired of terror. Although a search
was made later, the would-be des
perado was not apprehended.
action did not excuse the defend
ants from violating It.
Insolvent Before Close.
Dr. Biggs said the bunk was in
' olvent when he took charge March
24, 1930, also that if. was insolvent
February 1, 1930, and January 25.
Reports of bank examiners for the
'•ear 1928 of the bank was read and
discussed in court. Signatures of of
ficials who sinned statements were
Identified. Notes and collateral of
the defendants were also read.
Dowell Warns That School Bill
Will Bring Sales Tax That Will
Touch Everyone And Hit The Poor ;
Would Impose Burden. He Says. On
Those Least Able
To Pay.
Raleigh, Feb. 4.—A general sales
tax on everything and touching ft?
eiybody, Imposing the greatest bur -
den on those least able to pay it
is almost sure to result if the gen
eral assembly goes ahead with its
effort to provide enough revenue to
support the six months school term
without any tax on property, ac
cording to Willard Dowell, secreutv
of the North Cnrolini Merchants!
“I am in favor of helping the
schools all we can and the mer
chants of the state have been and
still are in favor of schools and edu
cational progress.” said Mr. Dowell.
"But we do not believe that busi
ness and industry should be cripple !
or penalized by having to bear the
complete burden of he cost of the
six months school term, as would
be the case if the MacLean bill
should be put Into effect. Business
and industry has been bearing its
share of the cost of the schools in
the state and is willing to continue
to do so. But we do not think that
the complete cost of the six months !
term should be put cn busino .; j
merely to relieve property."
In order to provide the $15,000,000
to $18,000,000 additional revenue for
the state to take over the 6 mon*h.s
school term, a substantial sales tax
on virtually everything sold in tne
state will have to be imposed. Mr.
Dowell believes, And because + ht>
sales tax imposes its greatest Dur
den on the poorer people least vale
to pay it, this would again put tne
burden of the tax back on those in
tended to benefit from the reducJ n.
in taxes on land.
Wlilie a sales tax is paid by the
purchasers and consumers, it at 'he
same time greatly adds to the over
head costs of the merchants, since
it necessitates much additional book
keeping and account Ir.g which vDo
is generally passed on to the pub- S
lie. So the result is that the pub- (
lie in reality pays a double tax.
“The worst part or it is that a
sales tax Is unjust and unfair and
imposes its greatest burden nnc-n
those least^able to pay it, while a.
the same time *t pe*,-’izes business
and makes higher prices to the on -
sumer inevitable.” Mr. McDowell
Try To Solve
Mystery Find
In River Here
Suit Case, Bloody
Garments Found
F<»u! Way Suspected By Officers
After Finding Ciothinf Of
Th«' finding Sunday in See
nnd Broad river of n suit cav1
containing feminine apparel
and a blond'’- sheet resulted in
a fruitless four days’ effort on
the part of local officers to
tnlhoni what officers believe to
be foul play, it was announced
lodov by Sheriff trvir Allen.
The mysterious suit case was
found, wedged between two rocks in
lie river a short distance below
Weaver bridge, by J. W. Gantt, of
he Pleasant Hill section. Mr, Gantt
informed officers of the find and
>lnce tiiat time the river as well ns
adjoining sections have been search
'd with the Idea that a- body might
9e found.
No Definite Clue.
ft was admitted at the sheriff's
office today that no definite clue to
crUne could be found and that
• "'re w as no sound basis upon which
to suspect that a murder had been
committed. Officers, however, are
of the opinion that something of a
shady nature was transacted In "• u
section Saturday night. Public an
nouncement of the rinding of .he
suit case was made with the hopw
o! unearthing something that might
aid officers in their efforts to solve
the mystery.
The suit case contained a woman’s
pajamas, bloofhers, silk hose, bed
room slippers, face powders, soap,
oranges, tangerines and peanuts, a
bloody new sheet and rubberised
The sheet was very bloody but the
other articles, with the exception of
one that was stained, were imma ,u
late At first officers were of the
opinion that an infant had been
made away with, but they cannot
understand why the packed suit case
should have been tossed in the river.
Wrappers oh some of the elath'ng
bore the firm names of Belk’s and
Efird’a stores, while the peanuts
w ere in a package that bore the ad
dress of some “-burg, South Car
olina." The first part of the name
of the city was tom away and the
package may have come from
Blacksburg or Spartanburg.
App al Webb’s
Indian Rating
Derision Holding Lands Of Chero
kee Indians Taxable To
Higher Court.
Washington. Feb. 0.—Hie Indian
bureau has indicated It will recom
mend to Secretary Wilbur that the
decision of United States Judge E.
V. Webb of the western district of
North Carolina, holding Cherokee
Indian land taxable, be appealed.
The Indian bureau’s recommen
dation would be submitted, if ap
proved, to the department of justice,
which would pro-eeute the appeal.
Judge Webb in a recent opinion
handed down at Shelby, declared
that the act of congress passed in
1924, holding the land untaxable,
w as unconstitutional.
Approximately 60,000 acres in
Swain, Jackson and Monroe coun
ties are affected witli back taxes to
taling approximately $75,000.
Wallop And Girl
On Kiwan*'s Program
The attendance committee had
charge of the Kiwanls program last
night and the entertainment was
furnished by Rev. H. E. Waldrop
and his daughter, Miss Ruth Wal
drop of the Boiling Springs Junior
college faculty. Mr. Waldrop spoke
briefly on the fellowship and under
standing which men get in contact
with each other. Miss Waldrop gave
two delightful readings. The at
tendance Is holding up well with the
club and a good program is in store
for next week.
°’*an>on Child Dies
Of Pneumonia Here
Peggy Joyce, three week old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Worth
Branton, died Thursday morning at
10 o’clock at the home of the child’s
grandfather Mr. Clarence McMurry
or Sumter street where Mr. and
Mrs. Branton make their home. The
little child developed double pneu
monia and was sick only a short
while. Funeral services were held
this morning at 10 o’clock from the
residence by Dr. Zeno Wall and tt>~
fcerenmt was in Sunset cemetery.

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