Nina Tosses a Coin for a Husband.
I crcapt to the point and waiting
a few seconds cfnt popped the head
of the Goddess. She held her arm
out and I caught" it, still crouching
she landed beside me. She took a
few breaths and quickly came to.
We now crept noiselessly forward
keeping close to the ground and
were soon out of danger of anyone
seeing as from the other bank of
the creek. I told her to rest awhile
but she was too excited to under
stand. Springing to her feet she ran
for the boat at great speed, waving
her belt above her head. I kept
close to her as she reached the
rushes she fell heavily unconscious
dropping the stiletto.
Flight Down the River.
T carried her to the boat and
gently handed her to Peru who plac
ed her in the bunk In the small
cabin forward. Rrnchon#anU his
men quickly boarded and we dart
ed out into the river heading for the
opposite bank where the channel
was wider and swifter.
Leaving Nina in charge of my
friend I kept the night glasses on
the mouth of the creek until we
were well away past IsogaC town and
had also passed into the wide chan
nel of the river.
I saw no moving object and heard
around the lower part of her neck
so I pulled out my hunting knife
and slir the neck and chest part
open so as to give her fresh air. If
! she was still in a faint. I then gent
| ly placed my hand on her heart
| which was beating away splendidly.
|T then put my car close to her head
| and could hear her breathing quite
Well, I said, what a rumour, she
Is breathing away quite splendidly,
just as you would expect, an angel to
do, and her heart also is moving
splendidly. I am a poor doctor I
raid but you are worse. Her dress
was now partially dry so I threw
over a light eider down quilt and we
left her in her deep sleep, closed the
curtains and joined the crew.
Can we speak now as loud as we
like the boys asked. Yes, but dont
wake up all the river Just do as you
wish as we shall not stop anywhere
till we reach the sea. Renchorp now
made up a good lunch for the boys
and we all enjoyed it. And we fol
lowed this up by tots and smokes I
gave the crew a cigar each and told
them to make merry and as long as
they did not get drunk could have
all the good liquor they wanted.
They had done their part of the
“Goodbye and good-luck,” said
, Trader Horn as he gave the only
'woman he had ever loved to his
ti best friend.
)io sound, and as we moved at great
‘peed, down stream which was con
tinually widening I made sail and
triads sure that no dangerous craft
lould follow. I was with sail and
Daddies working well the swiftest
boat on the river, I felt supremely
o&ppy. I had won so far against the
terrible' despot Isoga who I knew
would not dare to follow me, and
this he well knew even if his people
»ad now been aroused. I told the
*rew to take things easy and Ren
rhoro to give them each a tot of the
best brandy we had, and took one
wyself on my good luck in having
made such an easy capture.
I now went to see how Nina was
loing and was surprised to see her
Isleep in her wet clothes. Do you
think she can possibly be dead he
(aid, she has never breathed or
knoved. What, I said, never; I
(patched her closely but the light
kas dim. Anyway I would do my
kest to restore her.
, I could not loose the neck of her
Iress which was rather too tight
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carrying off of the Goddess in great:
style and I was proud of them. This
greatly pleased them and they com
menced to sing in a low voice to the
music of the Engombi which sound
l ed lovely on the water.
To the Sea!
The wind now freshened and the
! first dawn of morning was heralded
[by the twitter and moving of the
birds. We. passed Angola and were
now heading for the open sea car
ried along at top speed by the river
breese which carried us to the mouth
I of the Ogowe by sunrise. Here we
I were met by a host of sea birds and
(other welcome visitors. The change
from the river to the sea was de
lightful and the boat seemed to
catch the feeling of those who were
aboard her and rode like a duck on
the swell which increased as we
neared the Ocean.
I now peered into the cabin and
Nina was still asleep. I pulled the
curtain aside so as to give her fresh
air. We passed the Vampire Island
where we removed our hats as this
was a white mans burial ground. I
explained to Peru, but he never
knew the real truth or the goddess
either as to who slept there.
I looked at her as she slept. No
sculptor could have added to her
beauty. Next we were riding the big
swells and in less than an hours
time we rode the breakers, then aft
er a spin through calm waters we
entered the beautiful hidden cove
near the Whale Rock. This woke herj
ladyship who peering out was sur
prised to see the beautiful grove on;
one hand the Ocean to the west.
The sea birds flecked around as 1
pitched my two camping tents in
the shady grove near a beautiful
clear spring and we soon made a
home sweet homi to be proud of.
We all had a god! time for the first
day and as the spot was charming
we decided to sti.y for one more day
before we sailed for Fernandez Vaz.
The evening wiis spent in merry
making during which I thought 1
would settle once and for all with
Nina the question of who she liked
best, but to all my questions she in
sisted on refusing to make a choice.
Of course, she said,'she loved us
both as much as a woman could es
pecially .s we both risked our lives
for her, In fact she had never
dreamed any man would do so much
for tjpr and now she felt absolutely
free she would never leave us.
Gambling for a Husband.
I then explained to her that she
could choose without choosing. And
showed her a sovereign. I then call
ed Renchoro and we tossed for
coins, sometimes he won, sometimes
I won. I then invited her to toss the
coin and after a while she manag
ed it quite nicely but Insisted cm
laughing but she understood what
we were doing. I then told her that
this was quite fair and asked her If
-she was willing to toss for myself
and Peru and of course she would I
be the wife of whoever won for1
ever. She smiled and said If you two j
men are;:,willing so am I.
I led her to the camp fire and!
told all hands to form a ring. I also'
told Peru to come up, I explained to
hirn what was going to happen, and'
Renchoro explained to the rest.;
The best cider down covers were
brought the lanterns were all lit!
and the fires replenished making!
the old grove look more homelike.!
Take off your hat and lay It down
brother and shake. We shook hands i
on the deal. I levelled out the sand!
and handed the gold piece to the!
smiling Goddess of high degree !
Your shout. I cried to Peru are you!
ready. Amongst the murmuring and!
now excited circle of men she toss
ed up the piece and strange to say
It fell in the sand plum up as it
could possibly. No toss I cried. Peru
agreed and she laughed heartily
while a murmur of appreciation
went round the ring. I levelled the
ground off and this timfe padded It
well down. She held the coin ready.
Millionaire And Goddess.
Your shout said Peru. I called
tales. This time she made a beauti
ful spin, it fell heads up. Great
cheers wrent the air and re-echoed.
I pretended to groan and again the
noisy merriment Went round whilst
the lady who. now leaning on the
shoulder of her husband, was all
laughter and smiles. Fate, the great
master of men's destinies, had de
I nowr shook hands with my best
mate on earth and complimented
him on his Juck. And I could see he
felt both grateful and happy. All he
said was luck was surely in and I
thank Dame Fortune with all my
heart. € ordered the best we had to
be brought from the locked and we
drank bumpers one after another
to the success of the happy pair.
Music was now king. Nina sang
whilst the Engombi and harp rang
out to the voices of the happiest
crowd on earth. We kept going all
night and the sun was high when
we awoke. We now had a good hear
ty. meal and took our usual swim
whilst. Peru's lady took her usual
dive higher up the beach with sev
eral of the Noombi women who had
come in to enjoy the fun. We all
dressed our best to celebrate this
(To be Concluded.)
Items Of News
Mr. and Mr*. HarrUl Hamrick Have
New Son. Claude Clary Moved
'Special to The Star.)
Mr. Claud Clary and family from
Gaffney moved on Thompson street
Mr. and Mrs. Bill Ashe of Lowell
spent Sunday with Mr .and Mrs.
Miss Mildred Ramsey who has
been teaching in Taylorsville is at
home for the summer.
Mrs. Fannie Pruitt spent a few
days the past week with her daugh
ter, Mrs. Joe Isher of Blacksburg.
Mrs. Lon Drewery who has been
sick for the past week is improving
Mrs. S. B. Cooper spent the past
week in Lattimore with her broth
er who is very sick.
Mr. and Mrs. W. C. Willis spent
Sunday with Mr. and Mrs. Veat
Bridges of Polkville.
Mrs. Arthur Anthony of Kings
Mountain spent Sunday afternoon
with Mrs. Harrill Hamrick.
Mrs. Mildred Hurst of Washing
ton, D. C. is spending a few days
with her mother, Mrs. Martha Lat
Mr. and Mrs. Marion Akers of
Greenville, S. C. spent Sunday after
noon with Mr. and Mrs. A. A. Ram
Bom May 30 to Mr. and Mrs.
Harrill Hamrick a son, Lowery
Mr. and Mrs. L. R. Brooks and
children of Mooresboro spent Wed
nesday night with Nola Cooper.
Little Miss Etta Parris is very sick
At this writing.
Mr. Norman Francis of New York
is spending a few days with his par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. Noah Francis.
Mr. Lionel Crawford of Forest
City visited Mrs. C. D. Weast Sun
Shelby Man May Get
In 1932 Race
Monroe Wilkes, of Shelby, N. C.,
was painfully injured early Satur
day afternoon when he was struck
by an automobile driven by Howard
Mayberry, local negro. Mayberry
stopped and took Mr. Wilkes to the
city hospital, where an examination
disclosed no bones were broken. He
was able to leave the hospital and
return to Shelby a short time later
Witnesses said the accident was
unavoidable on the part of May
berry, as the Shelby man stepped
out In front of the negro’s car at
such close range that the automo
bile could not be stopped in time
to prevent hitting him.
A fashion item relates that a
transparent leather suitable for
feminine wear has been Invented in
England. Aha! We just knew the
girls wouldn’t let themselves be
beaten by a lot of mere cigars for
flat took news.
. . . our little town had a nice fire
one night last week when mr. bill
spinks lust his ford on a side street,
it was covered by 3 Insurance polic
ies and 2 mortgages, he says It
ketched while he was screwing up
his radium rods and smoking a cig
arette. he bought a fine new one
the next day with a rumble seat
. . the school trustees hell a meet
ing friday night and re-elected miss
Jennie veeve green to her old Job
but miss cannle mae redd was post
poned onner count of someboddy re
ported her for not having a high
moral standard In the community
as she donees and runs around a
right smart lnsted of doing her
duty toards the church the chilliin
at large, she has benn In 2 wrecks
since taking up her aboard with us
. . . we had a big gassoleen war In
our community for a few hours sad
day morning, but by the time 1 got
my old moddel “t" cranked up. It
had done gone back to c20. It start
ed at the owl filling station who
cut It to cl9 and then the Jaybird
filling station cut It to cl7, and
about that time—both of them run
our of gassoleen and the war was
called off. 1 have newer benn lucky
enuff to be engaged In a price cut
. . . It now looks like a chain stoar
Is coming to our little town, as a
man from n. y. was here resently
seeing what he could rent the Jim
son building at which mr. jimson
busted In last yr. on account ol
a caddillac which he bought at sec
onthand. chain might help us to
some extent on meat ansoforth. but
so far—the home stoars Is letting
us have stuff on creddick. and that
seem cheap enuff.
. . . some of the cltlsons here have
resented yore last eddy torial or
the return of whiskey to our mist
and the wlmmen espeshally seem
peeved, they say it is o. k. for the
yankees up north to have whiskey
w'here religion is In order, they 11
they want same, but down here
think prohlblshlon should continue
as hear to foar. they don’t want
free option or open barrooms, and
say everything la all right so long
as 1 aint't against the law to shoot
. < . well, mr. editor—1 will close for
this time, when anny more news
happens, 1 will rite or foam It Into
you. <p. s.—mrs. Jones who got hit
behind the smokehouse by a dog as
set forth in this column last week Is
up and about and can set down In
fair comfort again >
• mike Clark, rfd.
1, If your hat blows off and you
have to chase It 4 or 5 blocks down
the street, If you don't cuss, you
are a fit candidate for a deacon In
2. If you bump your head sud
denly and severely, and utter no bad
words or think any evil thoughts,
you are certainly sufficiently pious
to pray In public.
3. If some fool backs his Ford
jlnto your Chevrolet and bends your
; fender, and does not even apolo
I glze for his rudeness, and you don't
get mad enough to kill the said fool
then you should be entitled to the
privilege of conducting a prayer
meeting, or leading the choir on
4. If you wife tells you target
up amd go shake down the furnace
or put the cat out while you are
reading the evening paper, and you
still feel that you are really proud
of the fact that you married such
a woman, you will no doubt prove
to be a dutiful husband and a lov
ing daddy—and an all-round agree
5. If one of your Halitosis frlendi
meets you on the street and pro
ceeds to poke his loud-speaker sc
close to your face that his sloppen
land injffour eyes—while he's telling
you the same Joke that he told you
year before last and last year and
Midshipman Robert E. Hudson
(above) i» the youngest graduate
of the 1931 class at the United
State* Naval Academy at Annapo
lis, Md. He was only sia year* old
when the United State* entered
the World War, but he’* plenty
husky now. Robert was bom in
Tulsa, Oklu., hi* home, March 31.
three times already this year, and
you don’t haul off and knock the
lard out of him, you are certainly
a real Crlstlan gentleman, and by
rights—you should be occupying a
pulpit at least two times every Sab
6. If you can sit still and rest
content, and be satisfied with all
and singular In and about you, while
some bonehead Is making a 50-mln
ut« speech when a 2-minute speech
would have over-load him and his'
hearers, you are indeed possessed
of a sweet- amiable, enviable—won
derful, remarkable disposition; and
If your friends really appreciate the
merits you are possessed with, they
will point you out In a crowd of a
thousand as being the best, the most
even-tempered, honorable man In
the world, and If you ain’t sprout
ing wings, you ain’t getting your
7. If your wife spends more than
you make, and leaves the younguns
at home while she plays bridge 12
times a week w-ith her friends, and
forgets to sew the button on your
union suit, and refuses to come in
to the “company room" when you’ve
brought your Brother Bill down for
a short visit, and makes you “eat
out" when the cook happens not to
come—and you don’t have thoughts
of divorce, murder, suicide, and
grand larceny, then heaver Is your
home, and this old world ain’t
worthy of such worm of the dust.
News Of Interest
Mr*. Victor Byers Critically III.
Sewing Club Meet*. Personal
Bolling Springs, June 8.—The
members of the Tongues and Need
les club, their families and several j
friends enjoyed a pound supper |
served In picnic style Saturday!
evening in the large yard at the
home of Mrs J L. Pruett®.
Games were played all during the;
evening. Readings were given by;
Mrs. J. L." Pruette, Mrs. V. H. Ham
rick and Master J. Y. Hamrick.
Thts was the regular yearly pic
nic given by the club A large crowd
was in attendance and enjoyed the
hospitality of the club Biid Mrs.
Pruette who acted as hostess.
Messrs. Richard King and Charl
es Prince of Greenville, 8. C-, spent
the week-end at the home of Prof,
and Mrs. J. D. Huggins.
Prof, and Mrs. J. D. Huggins and
family spent Friday in Greenville,
Mrs. J. R. Greene spent, last week
In Gastonia with Mr. and Mrs. Ar
Mr. Butler Pruette, who has been
in school at Wake Forest returned
home Thursday for the summer.
Miss Helen Crawford of Chesnee,
S. C., spent the past week with Mr
and Mrs. Dean White. She was ac
companied home for the week-end
by Mrs. While and her two children,
Billy and Bobby.
Mr. John Hamrick, student at
Wake Forest, arrived home last
Mr. Stanley Greene, who has been
teaching in the eastern part of the
state, returned home last week for
Friends of Mrs. Victor Byers will
learn with regret that she is criti
cally ill in the Shelby hospital.
Master Jack Holland had tire mis
fortune of falling on broken glass
Friday and suffered a severe cut on
Rev. H. H. Honeycutt, who has
bean spending some time in the
mountains recuperating from a
serious illness returned home last
Miss Kate Moore returned home
last Week from Thomasvllle where
she has been teaching.
Miss Estelle Walker spent last
week with Mr. and Mrs. Garland
Doty at New House.
Mrs. Woodman of Chapel Hill,
Mrs. Fetzer of Shelby, Mrs. H. H.
Honeycutt, Miss Christine Honey
cutt and Mr. Harold Honeycutt
•pent last Sunday in Mara Hill With
-elattves and friends.
Mrs. L. M. Hitch and Mra. E. B.
Hamrick accompanied Mr. Ladd
Hamrick to Murphy and spent the
Miss Etta Curtiss la visiting Mr.
and Mrs. George Falla at Cherry*
Mies Mary E. Abies Is visiting tel*
atives in Weaverville this week.
Miss Maude Moorehead of Shel
by spent Tuesday night with Mr.
and Mrs. C. I. Putnam.
Rev and Mrs. W. E. Goode and
daughter Elaine returned to their (
home In Scotland Neck after hav
tng spent several days here with
their parents. >
Mrs. J. H. McBrayer and Miss
Johnnie Male McBrayer left Mon
day to attend summer school at
Lenolr-Rhyne college, Hickory.
News Of Interest
(Special to The 8tar.)
Casar, June 9.—Miss Winnie
Whisnant entertained a large crowd
of young people Saturday night at
Miss Marie Hunt went to Boone
Monday where she will enter sum
Miss Nina Self took her junior
class on a picnic Sunday to Bolin
Mrs. P. M. Whisnant spent Sun
day with her son, Mr. O. H. Whis
nant of Polkvllle.
Mr. and Mrs. Curb Hunt and
family spent Sunday with Mr. and
Mrs. A. A. Whisnant.
Mr. Q. J. Devenney and his cou
sin, Moss Smith, motored to Ruth
erfordton Tuesday on business.
Miss Jessie Pearl Whisnant spent
Saturday night with Leola Price.
Mrs. Della Jones spent last week
with her father, Mr. W. H. Whis
Mr. Clem and Dophlne Hunt and
Winnie Whisnant attended a party
at Miss Darlis Wortman last Thurs
Somebody has said that a croco
dile's mouth can be held closed with
the hand. We shall file the informa
tion along with the story that a
shark won't attack a man.—Toledo
Congressmen are pretty bitter
about the abolition of the political
Army posts. They feel that this will
leave their districts defenseless
against the Democrats.—Tha New
they’ve got to be good!
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