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Showers Thursday
Today's North Carolina Weather !
Report: Thundershowers tonight |
and Thursday. Not much change
In temperature.
Edison Better.
West Orange. N. J., Aug. 5.—
Thomas A. Edison was so tar re
covered from his recent collapse late
yesterday that his physicians per
mitted him to take a half hour auto
ride through his estate. Smiling.
Hie 84-year-old inventor walked un-,
assisted to the car and climbed into
the rear seat. He chose an open
touring car In preferance to a sedan.
He was accompanied by Mrs. Edi
son, who sat beside him, and his
son, Charles, who sat in front with
the chauffeur. His son told news
papermen as much credit for the
apparent recovery was due to the
*4-ycar-old Inventor's wife as to the1
doctors. He said Mrs. Edison had
kept an almost constant vigil at
his father’s bedside.
Crops In Need
Of Showers In
The County Now
Late Corn Wilting
UnderJ5un
Lack Of Rain Being Deriously Felt
.lost Now For First Time This |
Tear.
A couple good soaking rains
would be welcomed by Cleve
land eounty farmers just now.
For the first time this year, it
is said, crops in many sections of
the county are in dire need of rain. |
Com Hurting.
Late corn, corn that did not get
Its first good growth before the de
cent dry weather, is said to be suf
fering worse than any other crop.
Young corn, particularly in the No. i
township section and immediately!
surrounding Shelby, is “barely malt-;
tng it” and needs rain badly. Cot
ton which was planted late is also
in need of rain as are gardens and
truck, patches.
Several sections of the county
have had showers in the last week
or so that have helped, but the
major, portion of the county, ac
cording to farmers attending court
this week, Would be glad to have
several good rains, it being pointed!
out that necessary moisture Just at
this time will mean much to the
quantity and quality of the corn
production in the county.
Mrs. R. M. Hoyle
Buried Today
Widow of Noted Methodist Minister
Dies Here At Home of Her
Son. Caleb Hoyle.
Mrs. Rebecca Hoyle, widow of R.
M. Hoyle, one of the outstanding
ministers in the Western North ;
Carolina conference during his
lifetime, died here on Suttle street
Tuesday morning at 4:45 at the
home of her son. Caleb Hoyle, with
whom she had been living since the
death of her saintly husband about
three years ago,
Mrs. Hoyle was 85 years of age and
'.he oldest member of Central Meth
odist church since the death of Mrs.
Rastus Riviere a few weeks ago. Be
fore her marriage she was Miss
Rebecca Wilson of this county. She
was a faithful companion, a devot
•d mother and noble Christian wom
in whose influence for good mixed
with that of her saintly husband
who pioneered the Methodist cause
throughout Western North Caro-1
Una.
Mrs. Hoyle is the last of the Wil
son family* She is survived by one
son, Caleb-Hoyle, of ahelby, and
one daughter, Mrs. J. Marvin Wells,
of near Greensboro. One son, Joe
Hoyle, died in the Fallston commun
ity a number of years ago. Her re
mains were taken this morning to
Kings Mountain where the funeral
was conducted at 10:30 o’clock by
Rev. L. B.*Hayes, pastor of Central
Methodist church of this place and
interment was in Mountain Rest
cemetery beside her husband.
Memorial Service
For Juniors Aug. 9
Shelby council 436 Jr. O. U. M,
will hold a memorial service at Sul
phur Springs Methodist church 3 p.
m. Sunday, Aug. 9.
Opening Ode by Juniors; song.
My Country 'Tis of Thee;” prayer
by Rev. J. B. Davis; Prof. Lawton
Blanton will deliver the memorial
address. Special selection will be
sung by quartets and Dr. H. S. Plas
ter will render a violin solo.
Every member of council 436 is
'irged to be present and a cordial
Invitation is extended the public to
* t tend the sendees.
Only two members have died
since the last memorial service a
vear ago, Mr. Miles Arnold and Hon.
J. C. Newton
County Wheat Crop
Double Normal Year
Near 40,000 Buhel* Sold Or Exchanged At
Shelby Mill In July. Crop Three Time*
Larger Than 1930 Crop, I* Estimate. Price
Better Here.
The wheat crop in Cleveland county this year was dou
ble That of the normal year and three times as large as the
1930 crop, in the opinion of W. G. Smart, of the Eagle Roller
Mills, Shelby, who keeps in close touch with the size and
quality of county wheat crops.
Those who believe Cleveland
county farmers are not this year
planning to live at home as they
never have done in recent years
should spend some time about a
flour mill and see the wheat trucks
and wagons rollipg in. according to
Mr. Smart.
Already there has been enough
wheat brought to the local mills, he
says, to assure that there will be no
bread shortage in the county this
year.
“During the month of July,” Mr.
Smart said, “the Eagle mill bought
or exchanged flour for 38,340 bushels
of Cleveland county wheat. This is
approximately 15,000 bushels more
than we ever purchased or exchang
ed flour for in any other month.”
The quality of the wheat produced
in the county this year is said to be
"extra good.”
While wheat is not bringing w'hat
farmers consider a good price any
where it is bringing a better price
here than anywhere else.
"We haven’t paid less than 70
cents anytime this year,” Mr. Smart
stated.
It is pointed out that this is near
double the price being received by
Western grain farmers as no freight
charge is deducted from the wheat
sold here as is done in the Western
wheat belt.
Other grain crops in the county,
observers believe, were increased
this year in proportion to the wheat
increase
Invite Bulwinkle,
Morrison To City
About Post Office
Desire To Speed Up Needed Attrac
tion For Post Office In
City.
United States Senator Cameron
Morrison, of Charlotte, and Con
gressman A. L. Bulwinkle, of Gas
tonia, have been invited to attend
the Shelby Kiwanis meeting Thurs
day night week as honor guests of
the club.
The object of the meeting which
Kiwanians are not attempting to
"keep on the mum,” is to speed
along the proposed and needed ad
dition to the Shelby post office.
The last congress appropriated
$80,000 for enlargement of the local
office. Since that time the matter
has drifted along. Working space in
the local office, which jumped into
a first-class rating since the pres
ent building was erected, is cramped,
and Postmaster Quinn and his force
could use much more working space
right now. The proposed addition
will include a third story for Fed
eral court rooms and offices in ad
dition to larger floor space for the
postal employes.
It is hoped, if they accept the in
vitation here, to get Senator Mor
rison and Congressman Bulwinkle
behind the movement to start con
struction at an early date.
Shelby Minister
Helps Governor
Of Va. Celebrate
■ i
Gov. Pollard. Dr. Wall,
Both Baptists, Stirk
Together.
Dr. Zeno Wall, First Baptist
pastor of Shelby, who has often
rallied to the aid of North Caro
lina's Baptist governor, O. Max
Gardner, yesterday did a good
turn for another fellow Baptist.
Governor John Garland Pollard
of Virginia.
Dr. Wall was a guest at the 60th
birthday anniversary dinner of the
Virginia governor at the Spruce Pine
summer home of Associate Justice
Heriot Clarkson, of the N. C. Su
preme court, and Mrs. Clarkson.
A majority of the guests and also
the hosts at the North Carolina re
sort were Episcopalians. When it
came Dr. Wall’s time to speak he
told the guests what Governor Pol
lard had confided to him earlier in
the day: "Dr. Wall, I'm glad you are
to be here because you are a Bap
tist and I am a Baptist, and I am
In a mighty thick bunch of Episco
palians here."
Other speakers at the anniversary
gathering at the Clarkson mountain
home were Justice Clarkson and
Josephus Daniels. Present also were
Mrs. Heriot Clarkson, Mrs Francis
Clarkson, the Rev. Thomas S. Clark*
son. Mrs. Josephus Daniels, Mrs U
H. Boatright, and John Pollard. Jr.,
daughter and son of the Virginia
governor; and Rev. J. W. Rosebor
ough, of Spruce Pine, who presented
the visiting governor with a North
Carolina table lamp.
Thursday Closing
Is At End Here
Shelby Stores Giving Up Half-Day
Holiday Movement It Was
Stated Today.
The Thursday afternoon closing
of Shelby business houses scheduled
to hold forth throughout the sum
mer months has already been aban
doned. It was stated today by mer
chants who originally sponsored the
half-day holiday each week.
The movement was started early
in July and a majority of the mer
chants agreed, it was said, to close
each Thursday afternoon for the re
mainder of July and August. Prac
tically all closed the first Thursday,
but by the next week several did not
close. The half-day holiday move
ment gradually lost supporters and
today it was said that very few, if
any, of the stores would be closed
tomorrow. Several business and
public offices, it is understood, will
continue to close Thursday after
noons.
To Survey Shelby-Marion Highway
At Once, Highway Commission Says
Commissioner Will Neal Hopes To Have The
Route Surfaced This Fall.
A surfaced highway'from Shelby to Marion, opening up
fertile sections in three counties, may become a reality this
fall. At least, the State Highway Commission has decided,
according to information given The Star today, to make a
survey of the proposed route in the immediate future.
*i*5HYv**j wiiuiuooivuicr wuj iNeai,
of Marion, telephoned from Ra
leigh just before noon today to in
form Representative Henry B. Ed
wards that the highway commission
at a meeting there had decided to
start a survey of the road at once.
Representative Edwards has been
working with citizens of Cleveland,
McDowell and Rutherford for some
time to bring about the construction
of this link. A meeting of five civic
clubs was held in Shelby several
weeks ago at which the importance
of the road was pointed out E. B.
Jeffress. highway chairman, Com
missioner Neal and road engineers
were present.
The proposed highway would go
out of Shelby by way of the fertile
Polkville farming section into the
Golden Valley section of Rutherford
and McDowell counties and on into
Marion, thus connecting the county
seats of McDowell and Cleveland. In
this section of the state it is believ
ed the route is the most important
link that could be constructed in
Western Piedmont and Western
North Carolina, and it would open
up a section that has benefitted
very little from other surfaced roads.
In his telephone message, Com
missioner Neal said the survey would
get underway soon and it was his
persona] hop* that the road could
be graded and surfaced in the fall
program.
Dental Society In
Monthly Meet Herei
Tun Rutherford Count? Dentist*
Speak On Society In Their
County.
Fight dentists attended a banquet |
of the Cleveland County Dental so-!
clety held last night at the Hotel'
Charles, the first to be held since
the organisation of the society here
about a month ago. Dr. E. N. Big- i
gerstaff of Splndale and. Dr. C. S j
McCall of Forest City outlined the I
work of the society In Rutherford!
county.
Following the addresses by the'
visiting dentists, there was a round |
table discussion. It is planned to hold!
monthly meeting of the Cleveland)
County Dental society of which Dr.'
Pitt Beam is president and Dr. Hugh |
Plaster Is secretary-treasurer.
Tried To Trade
A Stolen Article S
Back Where Taken
City police today arrested Joe
Wortman, of the upper county sec
tion, on the charge of stealing s
raehet screwdriver at the Montgom
ery Ward store.
Wortman was apprehended, it is1
said, when he attempted to trade j
the screw driver back to the store,
saying he was not satisfied with it
and wanted his money back. He is I
scheduled to be given a hearing to-1
night In county court.
Fix County’s
Tax Levy At
Meet Saturday
The Cleveland countv tav
rate for the year will be, fixed
at a special meeting of the
county commissioners Satur
day morning of thia week. It
was announced today by A. E.
( line, commission chairman.
The commlMioners, Messrs.
George Lattlmore, R. L.
Weathers and Cline, met for
their regular monthly teMlon
Monday, but the session was
devoted entirely to routine
monthly business. There was
little definite discussion of the
tax levy and budget Monday
due to the fact that the tax
listers have not completed
l heir final tabulation neces
sary before the levy can he
fixed.
Full valuation may not he
ready for the Saturday meet
ing it la feared, as the Cor
poration Commission has as
yet to certify valuation on
railroad property in the coun
ty and other properties.
A sisabie reduction on real
estate is anticipated when the
board determines the levy
Saturday.
3 Cases Attempted
Rape Before County
Court Tuesday Night
Two Negroes Held Without Bond For At
tempted Assault On 15-Year-Old White
Girl Near Boiling Springs Monday. Mar
ried Woman Charges Father-In-Law With
Attempt.
Three men, one white and two negroeR, were given pre
liminary hearings in county recorder’s court here last night
on the charge of assault with intent to rape. The alleged
victim of the two negroes was a 15-year-old white girl of the
Boiling Springs section, and the prosecuting witness against
the white man was his daughter-in-law.
The negroes charged with at
tempted assault on the white girl
were Javan and James Thompson,
aged 19 and 17 respectively. They
were remanded to jail to await su
perior court, trial without bond by
County Judge Maurice Weathers
Going For Mail.
According to the evidence pre
sented, the young white girl was en
route to the mail box when the two
negro youths accosted her and car
ried her into an adjoining patch of
woods. As they held her hands, it
was testified, she told them some
one was coming and they became
frightened and ran without accom
plishing their alleged purpose. The
negroej were arrested and brought
to jail here yesterday. They denied
being near the spot where the al
leged attempt was made and denied
evening seeing the white girl there
The alleged incident was said to
have taken place about 5:30 Mon
day afternoon
Other Assault
in t,ne otner assault case, toe i
Grigg, middle-aged man of No. 4
township, was charged with an at
tempt upon his daughter-in-law
whose husband, son of the defend
ant, at the time, July 17, was said
to have been serving on the chain
j gang. According to the prosecuting
witness the defendant had ap
proached her and made an attempt
on that day but was . interrupted
when his wife, mother-in-law of the
prosecuting witness, came into the
room. The defendant did not take
the stand but when questioned in
formally by the judge stated that
they had merely “been caught up"
with and that as a result the charge
was filed. The daughter-in-law ap
pears to be about 25.
The case was sent to Superior
court and the defendant placed un
der a $500 bond
Secret Assault.
A case that drew many spectators
to the session of county court last
night was that centering about a
brawl between Jess Smith and Coley
Freeman, employes of a local textile
jJlant.
Smith was charged with a secret
assault, evidence showing that Free
man was cut or stabbed with a
knife. The affair took place Monday.
Other evidence presented tended to
show that Freeman had a knife, not
open, and a bottle during the melee.
Smith was fined $10 and the costs
and ordered to pay Freeman's medi
call bill and Freeman was taxed
with the costs.
Judgment was deferred in the case
of Wilbur Costner who plead guilty
to a prohbittion law violation. Depu
ties T. M. Sweexy, R. B. Kendrick,
S. B. Cooper and J B Jones testi
fied to capturing three gallons of
whiskey in a five-gallon demijohn in
an automobile in which Costner was
riding Monday. Another man in the
car, to whom the whiskey belonged
according to Costner, made his get
away. Judgment it is understood was
deferred until more can be learned
of the other man s connection with
the affair.
Stolen Cigarettes
Are Recovered Here
Some sleuthing on the part of
railway detectives and city and
county officers over the last week
end resulted in the finding of 152
cartons of Lucky Strike cigarettes
stolen from a railroad car at Char
lotte.
The trail of the ‘‘hot" cigarettes,
as they are termed by officers, led
to this county when John and Ro
land Tait, Charlotte white men, said
they were sold by them to Vernon
Harris, filling station proprietor near
Lawndale. The 152 cartons were
finally found at Cherryville by Sea
board Detective Carl Johnson and
Harris. Johnson’s father, a Southern
detective, Police Chief McBride Pos
ton and county officers aided In the
round-up. The Taits are to be given
a hearing in Charlotte -Thursday
with Harris, it is said, appearing as
a witness against them. One of the
Taits, after the trip to Shelby, show
ed officers where more of the stolen
tobacco was secreted near Charlotte.
Grows A 20 Pound
Cantaloupe in County
A twenty pound cantaloupe is
some "lope,” but one weighing this
much has been grown by J. A.
Smith, farmer of the Sharon sec
tion. Mr. Smith was showing this
mammouth cantaloupe here yester
day and after scores of people
marvelled at its size and perfection,
it was suggested that he try to keep
it on cold storage for exhibit at
the county fair Mr. Smith says it
is the Nixon variety of seed. A1
though it is of huge size, it is per
fect in shape, color and cantaloups
Webb Portrait
To Be Unveiled
Thursday At 10
Governor’* Son To
Pull Cord
I'nifillni Ceremony At Court Houtr
Tomorrow At 10. Presentation
By Hoey.
A handsome oil portrait of the
late Jadfe James 1* Webb.—
“Jndfe Jim" to hla home
eoanty—will be unrolled in the
Cleveland county court house
Thursday mornlnf at 10 urlock
when O. Max Gardner, Jr., son
of Governor and Mrs. Gardner
and frandson of the veteran"
Jurist, pulls the cord that will
release the curtain over the
paintlnf.
The portrait Is being presented to
the county by the widow and child
ren of the beloved Jurist who served
for near a half century as solicitor
and Judge of the Superior court In
North Carolina, ' The presentation
ceremony not only has aroused
wide interest in this county but is
expected to draw prominent visi
tors from several sections of the
State. -
Hoey To Talk.
The painting will be presented to
the county by Hon. Clyde R, Hoey,
who will speak for the Webb family.
The gift will be accepted by Judge
Wilson Watrlick. of Newton, who
was elected Judge to fill the vacancy
caused by the death of Judge Webb
It la hoped that a great grand
daughter of the Jurist, little Miss
Gwendolyn Gardner Burgess, can
also participate in the program.
The hour for the presentation
and unveiling was first set for 9:30
but later changed to 10 o'clock, at
the request of the Webb family,
so that more time might be given
people over the country to get here
for the unveiling.
Immediate members of the family
who plan to attend the unveiling
are Mrs. Webb, widow of the Jurist,
provided her health permits; Mrs
O. Max Oardner, a daughter, and
Ooverpor Gardner and four child
ren—James Webb, Mrs Eugene
Burgess. Ralph and O Max, Jr.,—
Mrs. Madge Webb Riley, another
daughter; Federal Judge E. Tates
Webb, a brother, and Mrs. Webb:
Mrs. C. B. Panin, of Gaffney, a
neice, and Mr, Partin, and Mr
Eugene Burgess
Others who plan to attend in
clude Mr and Mrs. Bate Gardner,
of Gastonia, the former a brother
of the Governor, Mr and Mrs. Tom
Bost, of Raleigh, the former Raleigh
correspondent for The Greensboro
News; Mrs. J. F Alexander and
Misses Margaret and Nell Young,
of Forest City.
The portrait, which will be hung
In the main court room before 10
o'clock tomorrow, was painted by
Louis Freeman, prominent artist of
New York City.
Free Will Baptists
Begin Meeting Here
Revival services at the Taberna
cle on South Washington street will
begin Sunday at 11 o’clock a. m.
Rev. E. L. Beachboard. pastor of the
Free Will Baptist church at Caro
leen will start the revival services.
After Sunday the services will be
held each night at 7:45. The public
is cordially invited to attend these
services.
Mrs.. Houser Celebrates 100th
Anniversary Sunday At Elizabeth
Relatives And Friends To Join In I
Event At AU-Day Propam
There.
Hundreds of people are expected
to attend the all-day services Sun
day, August 9, at Elizabeth church,
east of Shelby, where Mrs. Eliza
beth Houser, Cleveland county's old
est citizen, will be honor guest In
observance of her 100th birthday.
There will be a morning program,
dinner on the grounds, and another
program in the afternoon. The en
tire program has been carefully
prepared with the major idea of
making It interesting for elderly
people.
In the morning the program will
open with song and a prayer by
i Rev. Lawrence Roberts. This will be
followed by a special song, “Speak
Gently to the Old,’’ swung by Mrs.
Clarence Gardner, Mrs. Max Spake.
Mrs. Max Wilson, Mrs. Andy Bor
ders and Messrs. Mike Borders and
Jim Allen. Another special song will
be rendered by Mrs. H. E. Waldrop
and Mrs C. D. Thackston Mrs
i i
Andy Borders is chairman of the
flower committee for the day. A
message from the pastor, Rev. H. E.
Waldrop, will follow the special
music. Concluding the morning pro
gram will be another song, “No More
Goodbyes,” sung by Miss Sue Bor
ders, Aileen Wilson, Carl and Her
man Mauney.
After dinner on the grounds there
will be a song and prayer service. A
feature of the song service will he
one of Tom Dixon’s old songs /en
dered by Charlie Alexander. Then
will come an address by Dr. Zeno
Wall. Concluding numbers will be
furnished by the quartet from the
First Baptist church at Kings Moun
tain
Sunday School Rally
At Beulah Aug. 22
The annual Sunday school rally
for Cherryvllle circuit will be observ
ed at Beulah Methodist church on
Saturday, August 22nd
City Tax Is Cut 10c;
Approve 1931 Budget
Tax Rate Cut Five Cents More Than Expect*
Privilege Taxes Reduced Fifty Pel*
Cent. Property Valuation Off A Million
Dollars.
A reduction of 10c on the $100 property valuation, a
fifty per cent cut in the rivilege tax revenue and approval ot
the 1931 budget, constituted the business of the city aider
men in regular monthly session last night.
Continue Suits
Against Shelby;
Start Baber Case
Emery Winner In Moore Suit. Miut
Try One Divorce Case Over
Again.
.
The civil session of superior court
was still grinding away today with
Judge Wilson Warllck presiding and
a large number of litigations on the
calendar for disposal before court
adjourns at the end of the week
The two suits against the city of
Shelby In connection wtth sewage
or septic tank disposal were con
tinued until the next term.
The damage suit of George Hoyle,
administrator of the Joe'Baber es
tate. against the driver of the two
cars in the collision in which the
popular travelling man was killed,
was scheduled to be taken up by the
court today but may not be reached
before tomorrow. Damage of $20,000
are asked of J. J, Wooten, in whose
car Baber was riding, and of H. H.
Cannon whose car collided with the
Wooten car
In the ejectment litigation be
tween B. R. Moore and D. R. Emery,
the latter, a tenant on the Moore
farm, was the winner In a verdict
handed down by a jury yestrday.
Moore sought to eject Emery and
was the winner In an action in coun
ty court but the superior court Jury
reversed the decision. The case was
taken up Monday and completed
yesterday just before noon, more
'CONTINUED ON PAGE TEN .
Shelby Coach Will
Aid Carolina School
Casey Morris, Former Carolina Star
Added To Coach School Facility
• :- At Chapel Hill, ___
Chapel Hilt, Aug. 5.—Roy Wil
son (“Casey”) Morris, popular
coach at Shelby High, and one
of the best known athletes ever
turned out at Carolina, has been
added to the staff of instruc
tion, it waa announced today,
for the University of North
Carolina's tenth annual Coach
ing school to be held here Aug.
17-89,
Morris will have charge of instruc
ting the high school coaches in the
coaching of baseball, leaving Bill
Carney, Carolina's backfield mentor,
free to devote his time to instruct
ing in football. The newly retined
mentor played football and baseball
here for four years from 1920 to
1925, rising as few men have done
to the captaincy of both sports. He
has had signal success coaching
State championship nines at Shelby
since graduation here
The tax rate reduction la flv*
cents more than was expected. May
or McMurry announced ten day
ago that he expected to recommem
a cut of live cents on the rate, bir
after a more thorough going ovn
and cutting of appropriations, hi
recommended that the rate be re
duced 10c on the $100 property val
nation. This means that the city'
tax rate will be $1 15 as compare!
with $1.25 last year
O. M. Suttle who has been listing
(he city property for taxes reporter
that the total valuation of real anc
personal property in Shelby u> $n
170,000. Outside the city limits, but
in special charter school district No
33 whlch is a part, of the city school
district there is listed for taxes for
school purposes $686 000 The val
uation of real and personal property
in tl)e city is off about a million dol
lnrs from last_yearls._lotal. ^——
Wrivilere. Taxes cm
Thp privilege tax schedule was
agreed upon at the meeting last
night and slashed about fifty per
cent from last year. In 1930 the city
realized about $6,000 from privilege
taxes, but many of the schedules
wete cut and others eliminated sc
that about $3,000 will be collected
from this source this year.
Over $1,000 a Day.
The cost of running the city is
over $1,000 a day, according to the
budget approved last night. Tota
appropriations amoun to $327,865 OOt
which is raised as follows: $101
taxes* ”*ht ««nu«
$124,200, water department revenuei
$33,625, general revenues $24,583
'most of which amount is from
street and sidewalk paving assess
ments); $43,649.59 is taken from th«
surplus carried over from last year
These figures reveal what a giant
business institution the city is.
Some Appropriations
Some of the appropriations to the
various departments include $123.
685 for debt service or the payment
of bonds and interest falling du«
during the year; $3,700 for salaries
of aldermen, mayor and expenses pi
municipal car; $360 for public li
brary; $150 for fuel for city hall;
$2,500 for insurance; $500 for legal
services, $10,150 for the treasurer
and the operation of the office; $9,
150 for the police department; $7.
050 for the fire department; $15,
950 for street maintenance; $8,925
for the cemetery; $1,800 for public
welfare; $17,035 for the water de
partment; $74,500 for the light de
partment; $4,650 for the city abat
toir: $3,100 for gas and oil and build
ing repairs; $13,750 for contingent
fund and $30,000 for city schools.
In the budget $5,000 is appropriat
ed as a donation for the city schoot
building repairs which are now un
der way at the various buddings,
putting the building in condition for
the opening of school in September
The privilege tax schedule as fin
ally approved will be publish*d in
Friday's Star.
Native Of County
Died Early Today
F. M. Dixon. Native of Belwoof
Section, Died At Hendersonville
This Morning,
Mr. F M Dixon, a native of Bel
wood, Cleveland county, died thu
morning at 10 o'clock at his home
at Hendersonville, according to a
message received by his nephew,
Deputy Ed Dixon, of Shelby.
Mr. Dixon had been living at
Hendersonville for about 24 years
and death resulted, It is said, from
infirmities of old age.
Funeral services are to be held
there Thursday morning at 11 o’clock
and a number of relatives from thi:
county plan to attend.
Mr. Dixon is survived by his widow
who before marriage was Miss Ame
lia Thompson, daughter of the late
Dr Sam Thompson of the Belwood
section. Surviving also are seven
children, one of whom lives in this
county. They are Dr. Guy Dixon,
of Hendersonville: Mrs. Eury Smith,
of the Sharon section of this county;
a married daughter, Lillian, who
lives at Asheville: Ab Dixon, of
Hendersonville and formerly of
Shelby; Everette Dixon and Misses
Lottir and Lula Dixon, also of Hen
dersonville.
    

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