North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. a AX V11. No. 134
Published Monday, Wednseduy and Friday Afternoons.
Mr Mull, p«r jrtar, (la advanoei -
1 «rrt*r. oer v«*r (in .
Late News
Cotton, spots . .<jit to
Cotton Sed, per ton .. . $t5.00
Fair And Warmer.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair and sllghtlv warmer
tonight and Tuesday.
Widow To Senate?
Cittle Roek, Ark.. Nov. As Ark
ansas prepared last night to pay
final tribute to Senator Thaddeus
faraway, whose funeral was held
today in Jonesboro, the opinion was
advanced In many quarters here
that his wife, Mrs. Mattie Caraway
might be named to fill out his un
expired term. Preredent for surh ac
tlon on the part of the state Demo
cratic central committee was estab
lished in the cases of two Arkansas
congressman. W. A. Oldfield and
Otis Wingo, whose wives were se
lected as their successors.
J. Lane Putnam,
Benefactor, Is
Buried Sunday
One Of Largest Crowds Ever Gath
ered At Zoar, Pay Tribute To
Charch and School friend.
J. Lane Pumam. prominent
churchman and benefactor to the
cause of singing and education, was
buried Sunday at Zoar Baptist
church on the Southern edge of
\ Shelby. The largest crowd ever to
V gather at Zoar for a funeral, was
there to pay tribute to him.
Mr. Putnam died in the Shelby
nospital Saturday morning at 3
o’clock following an illness of three
months. He wat under treatment at
:he hands of a specialist in Char
lotte but when it was found that
y his condition did not Improve, he
, i preferred to be at home when the
i end came, so he was removed to
the Shelby hospital.
Gives to Church and School
Mr. Putnam was 70 years and
nine months old. He was born and
reared in the Zoar church com
munity where he farmed. He was
one of the most loyal members
' Zoar church ever had, serving a
V^burch treasurer lor eight years
1 and as president at the mens Bible
I class for many years. Ke was mar
% ried to Miss Hattie Wilkins, a sis
i ter of Ex-Sheriff D. D. and John
| N Wilkins. Following her death eight
I rears ago he established a fund of
*1,000, the interest from which was
1 to be used in conducting a singing
convention annually at Zoar church
| He was a trustee of Boiling Spring
i junior college and was the first to
| contribut'd *1,000 to that institution
Mr. Putnam was a quiet, generous
t hearted man and always a friend
t\ of church and school.
\i Surviving are one daughter. Mrs
Buren Yarboro and three grand
children. He is the last of his fam
ily. The funeral service was con
ducted by Rev. John W Suttle. as
sisted by Revs. Rush Padgett, Zend
Wall and W. R. Jenkins, A' beauti
ful floral offering and a mammoth
crowd of sorrowing friends attested
the high esteem in which he was
|\ Two Blazes Here
In Early Morning
First At 2 O'clock At Colored Hall
Following1 Big Dance. House
Shelby firemen had an acuve
period during the early hours Sat
£* urday morning, being called out
1\ twice between midnight, and day
* break.
The first call was to the colored
Masonic hail, in the eastern sec
tion of the City near the Seaboard
tracks. About $400 damage was
done, it was estimated, by the
stubborn blaze which gave fire
men a tough fight, A dance had
been on earlier in the night in the
\ hall and the exact cause of the
* fire is not known. One belief is
that a lighted cigarette may have
been tossed into a corner and for
* gotten and later developed into a
\ , dangerous blaze after the dance
was over and the building deserted.
The second alarm was to the B
F. Spangler residence on the old
Kings Mountain road, the cal! com
ing in Just before 6 o'clock. The
fire started in the kitchen, and the
damage, as estimated on the fire
department chart, was $300.
Bam And Stock At
New House Burned
The barn of Guy Grigg of the
New House section was destroyed by
fire Saturday night, together with
V , two or *hree mules. two cows, a
number of eahes, s quantity of f^ed
-tuffs and cotton seed. The origin
of the fire is unknown, neither was
The Star able to find out whether
Mr. Grigg carried any Insurance
The fire .-made a big blaze whath
.'ws seen Vcr miles around
j County To Participate
In A rmistice Program
Charity Celebration
At Fairground
' Much Interest In Kirst Big Armis
tice Program Here In Years.
Many Events Arranged,
Everything is in readiness ior the
: greatest Armistice Day celebration
j held in Shelby in recent years when
j gates-at the Cleveland County i’air
j grounds open Wednesday morning
j at 11:30 o clock.
Tremenddus interest is lx-mg
: shown throughout the county in
! the. program, the natural interest in
; the events and the celebration being
augmented by the cause for which
the money is being raised. Every
cent taken in at the gate will go
for relief of needy Cleveland coun
ty people
Low Admission.
Announcement was made today
by the American Legion committee
in charge of the celebration that an
admission charge of only 25 cents
will admit everyone to the Fair
ground.-.'There will be no parking
charges, arrangements hating been
made to park cars inside the
grounds free of charge. Grandstand
seats will cost ten cents. Fifty
cents will be charged for box seats.
Run Of Events.
Pox hunters, rabbit chasers, m
cycle rider.' Ford drivers, mule and
horse riders, all are ready to go
when tlve first event is begun at 2
o'clock. Boxers, all of whona are do
nating their services, will perform
after the races. The grand finale
will be a street square dance in
front of the Masonic temple begin
ning at 9 o'clock.
As art added attraction to fox
hunters decision has been made to
turn the fox loose after the fow
chase around the track for a real
chare. The fox will be turned loose
near the ground and the nogs will
be given an opportunity to show
their stuff to those who follow the
does across country.
John Doggt v. Mike Borders and
Ot bo Cline are to judge the horse,
mule and pony races. Joe Blanton,
Sheriff Allen and Joe Neisier will
judge the dog racing. These and
ether men will also handle the job
i of deciding who wins, the bicycle
and auto races. ■
Band Mib.*
In addition to tb# -% •**. jro
eram. which appea-* «■ in
this issue, the Shec-;. t*en eehool
band, under the direction of Prot.
O. V. Lew s, will furnish music dur
ing the afternoon.
All in all, it is believed that the
celebration will be one of the most
successful ever staged in Shelby.
I Practically all money to be given as
j prizes has been donated by Shelby
! business men and as a result the
j. entire gate receipts will be avail
! able for charity.
Football Game.
j Football will be an adaed at
i traction at the Armistice day cele
j- braMon Wednesday, it was announc
| ed today. Junior teams representing
Kings Mountain and Shelby will
i clash in front of the county fair
grounds about 3:30 o'clock. Both of
these teams have played several
games this year and a fast, snappy
sc-ap is expected of these young
‘ Here.
Legion Events
The official program, announced
today for the Armistice; day cele
, brauoii at the - fairgrounds Wednes
day, is given below. Events will foi
| low each other in rapid sequence
and there will be no lost time until
| the program is completed All
! members of the legion from the
whole county are asked to be at
the fairgrounds at 11 o'clock to as*
I sist the committee in handling the
Gates will open at 11:30 and a
hot plate lunch will be served by
members of tlu legion auxiliary
from 12:30 to 2 o'clock.
Beginning promptly at 2 O'clock
the program of sports events wil!
i be as follows:
Bicycle race for boy,- under 16
! years of age.
Fox fiound race
Beagle race.
Free for all dog race
Small pony race.
Large pony race.
•Junior football game Shelby vs.
Kings ^Mountain.
Slow mule ract
Fast mule race..
Free for all horst race
Ford model T race,
Boxing to .be Climaxed by battle
Beginning at 8 oclock Wednes
day night a .--tret dance will be held
in front of the Masonic temple on
South Washington street.
Blind Man Heavy
Loser In Big Fire
Fir* Thought To Have Bren Start
ed By Small Children. 36
Bales Burned.
First last Friday afternoon de
stroyed 35 of the 52 bales of cotton
I owned by W. I. Spurlln, a blind
' man of near Waco. Five outbuild
ings were consumed by the flames,
together with 1,800 bushels of cot
ton seed. 85 bushels of wheat, 200
bushels of oats, two pigs and a
great quantity of feedstuffs.
There was no insurance. It is
thought that the fire was started
by very small children playing with
matches in the yard, They had seen
grown people burn off dead grass
and it is thought this caused them
to start a fire innocent of the dan
gerous damage it caused. Seventeen
bales of cotton were rolled to safety
but 35 bales were a total loss, A city
fire truck responded to a call for
help and fought with chemical
tranks as long as the chemical tanks
; held out.
Mr. Putnam Back On
Job After Opefation
Rev. D. F. Putnam, -who has been
a patient in Charlotte ior 25 days,
returned Saturday after an oper
ation performed over two weeks
ago. He has been unable to fill his
appointments for three weeks, but
expects to enter upon his dutfes by
next Sunday. Mr. Putnam is pastor
of a number of Baptist churches hi
the county and his many friends
are glad to see him recover.
Majority Of Business Houses Here
To Close For Legion Armistice Day
J Merchant.-, To Close Doors In Ob-!
j servanoc Of Afternoon Charity
. Practically all of the Shelby
business district will close shop
Wednesday afternoon of this
week. November 11, In observ
I a nee of Armistice Day anil In
order to boost the attendance
at the big armistice program to
be held during the afternoon at
! the county fairgrounds. on
Highway 'JO. just east of Shelby.
A closing agreement passed about
j today by members of the American
Legion Auxiliary was signed by a
major percentage of the uptown
merchants and business men. The
program is being put on by the
Warren Hoy lie Legion post and
j Auxiliary, the proceed- going to
I charity.
Those signing the closing peti
tion. saying that their places would
close at noon, were: Basil Goode,
Shelby Printing Co. T. W. Hamrick
Co. Wright-Baker Co.. Paul Webb
and Son, Shelby Hardware Co., E.
|P McKinney, C. H. Swoftord. Pen
! der's No. 335, Carolina Store No. 22.
i A A' P No, 504. Oscar Palmer,
Kester Groome and Co.. Nash, Inc..
Suttle Drug Store, Rose's, Sterchi
Bros., A. Pitt Beam, J. N. Dellinger,
H. D. Jolley, Miller-Jone* Co, Piggly
Wiggly, Campbell Dept, Store, John
M. Best Furniture Co., Efivd's, M. A.
McSwain <te Son, C. H. Shull & Son,
Webb Bros., Montgomery Ward &
Co., Jackson Cash Grocery, Cash
Market, Wakefield Floral Shop. J.
N. Dorsey, Cinderella Slipper Shop
pe, Pendleton’s, Sloop's Pharmacy,
George Alexander, Bee Hive. T, P.
Eskridge, Pender's No. 237, Mrs, D.
A. Whisonant. Quinn’s Drug store
Sanitary Market, Goodwin Cash
Grocery'. Shelby Tailor Shop, J. C.
McNeely, A. V. Wray <St Six Sons,
Cleveland Drug Co. Cohen Bros.,
Charles Store, F. W. Woolworth
Co., Farmers Hardware. A. A* P. Tea
Co.. J. C. Penney Co. and all the
barber shops.
The two local banks and the
three building and loan associa
tions will close on Wednesday in
observance of Armistice day. Art
elaborate celebration has been
planned at the fair grounds by the
American legion, the proceeds to go
for the benefit of charity
For ()liio (Jovcrnor
David S.. Ingalls (above'. 32-year
old Assistant Secretary of the NavyJ
for Aeronautics. has announced he
will be a candidate for Governor of
Ohio in next year’s election. In
rails was the only Navy Are during;
the World war. and before his ap
pointment to the assistant secre
taryship hr was a member of the
Ohio state legislature.
Hatchell Appeals
5-Year Sentence
Criminal Court Finished Saturday.;
On Civil Calendar
Carl Hatchell. race track
driver and a well known fig
ure about Shelby, filed notice
of appeal Saturday when given
a sentence in superior court of
from five to 10 years in the
state prison by Judge Walter
E. Moore.
Hatchell was found guilty by a
jury on three verdicts in connec
tion with a store robbery staged
here by three negroes and the dis
posal of cigarettes stolen froth the
store. After his attorneys, Clyde R.
Hoey and B. T. Falls, filed notice
I of wppealr bond was fixed at $5.
1000 and given. Hatchett's wife, a
member of a prominent Chester. S.
C. family, came here to be with
him Saturday when he was con
victed and sentenced. They had not
been living together since Hatchell
came to Shelby several years ago.
On Death Suit.
Holding court Saturday afternoon.
Judge Moore wound up the crim
inal docket for the term. Among
the other sentences passed was a
six-months road term given Maxie
Yarbrough on a charge of assault
with deadly weapon. The sentence
was first, 12 months but later
changed. The charge arose from the
cutting of J, T. Dycus, another
young man, while he and Yar
brough and another were en route
to Cherryville to see some girls.
With the civil calendar up this
morning the court was hearing evi
dence in a case where >10,000 dam
ages were sought in tfie death of
George Bridges. The youngster
seven years of age, was fa willy in
jured at Bessemer City some years
j ago when the car of his father, C
A. Bridges, newspaper carrier, ran
off the edge of the pavement,
struck a place where the shouder
of the road is alleged to have been
washed away and turned over. Ths
town of Bessemer City is the de
fendant in the action.
Set Achievement Day
For 3rd Of December
Home Demonstration Club Officials
Fix Date For Their Annual
The annual Achievement Day
program of the home demonstra
tion clubs of Cleveland county trill
be held on Thursday. December 3.
j This was decided at a meeting of
i the club officials of the comity at
; the office of Mrs. Irma Wallace.
1 home demonstration agent, Satur
I day. The place of the program will
j be announced later.
The meeting was attended by
j about 20 women, representing 10 of
the county clubs. These officials al
so decided that they would have a
year book to show and outline their
year's work. A revisal of the elub
constitution was another business
matter taken up.
Veteran In Hospital.
j Thos H, Abemethy, jr„ postal '■
I clerk at the Shelby hospital and ■
! World war veteran, entered! the
i naval hospital at Portsmouth, Vs.
! last week for an operation. He will,
'likely be there for 10 days or more. I
To Judge Club Fair.
Mrs. Irma P. Wallace, “Cleveland
I county home demonstration agent,
I will go to Columbus, Polk county,
■ Saturday, November 14. to judge
j the 4-H club fair entries there
Business Picks
Up In City As
Season Changes
October Better Than
Last Year
line Merchant Old Thousand Dol
lars More lliolnrss Thin Or
totter. More Gain.
A new spirit of optimism has
been evident In Shelby business
circles for several weeks and
continues to hold forth.
Tin basis for the optimism seems i
to bo well founded. It Is better bust j
ness and a steady 'pick-up ill gen- j
era! trade
field Hack
The continued warm weather ci
the summer retarded the usual fail
business considerably. With a late
fall Season hundreds of people post
poned their annual fall shopping ex
cantons tor clothing and shoes, etc.,
until cooler weather. But October
brought about a change. The first
cool snap, which gave away later to
more warm weather, brought good
shopping crowds to Shelby.
. f eels Better.
The first of this month one Shel j
by business man, a dealer in wear-'
mg apparel for women, checked up
on bis October business and com
pared it with the business in Octo
ber business lacked only a few dol
ber business lacked anly a few dol
lars of being *1,000 ahead of October j
last year. He has the figures to ■
show; it is no mere estimate. And
the same merchant believes that
the remainder of this month and
December will bring on even better
business. He isn’t the only one who
feels that way. Other merchants
could notice business improvement
last month and a continued gain
this month. "We haven't had any j
real fall and winter weather to j
speak of yet." one said. "Just wait
until cold weather hits us and set
tles down for a week without warm
ing up. You'll see more shoppers in
the Shelby business section than at
any time since last winter. The in
dications are that the delayed win
ter weather will be upon' us right
away. The way In which Cleveland
people are paying their taxes shows
that they have money for neeessi- j
ties. They have wisely cut out some
of the non-essentials and luxuries!
but they still have money for w hat j
they need. You'll see them spend- j
ing it at the proper time; buying]
shoes, clothing and other things'
when they know that winter is j
Schools Help. I
Another thing that has increased
business recently was the reopening
of the schools, which had closed six
s eeks to pick cotton. Now that the
children are back in school, after
getting the cotton out, they’re need
ing shoes and Clothing and other
necessities, and they're buying.
Shelby merchants anticipate a big j
shopping day Saturday of this week I
and the remaining Saturdays of the
year. ‘
Business has been better .that is
admitted; but business is consider
ably better than it has been in re- !
cent months.
John Bostic Dies
In Los Angeles
Native Of Shelby And Brother Of
Hrs. Jndic Bostic Eskridge.
Bury Today.
A telegram received this morning
by Mrs. Judie Bostic Eskridge an
nounced the death yesterday in
I os Angeles. California of John
Bostic, her oldest living brother
who passed away at age 75. He was
born and reared in Shelby and op
erated a tobacco factory and later
a mercantile business here for a
number of years. He had been
aw<iy from Shelby about fifty years.
Mr. Bostic will be buried today in
Kansas City, Missouri, beside his
wile who died some years ago.
Older people of this section will
remember him as the son of the
lace Mr. and Mrs. Sam E Bostic.
Beside his sister, Mrs. Judie Bostic
Eskridge of Shelby he has one sis
ter, Miss Attie Bostic and one
brother Rev. Wade Bostic. both
missionaries in China. A number of
children survive him.
Lovelace Goes With
Palmer Funeral
Grady Lovelace who has been in-i
teresced with Roscoe Lutz and Ab!
Jackson in operating Lutz and
•lacksoh's funeral home, today be
comes associated with Jack" Pal
mers funeral home. Mr. Lovelace
is a popular young man and an ef
ficient funeral director. His many
friends will be interested to know;
of his new connection
Refuse Apolog> !o Hoover
William K. Gardiner deft), president and chairman of the board of
the Navy Iseaguc. with Walter H. Hnwr, secretary of the organisation,
conferring In Washington. U. t'.. regarding President Hoover’s demand
for an apology bet arise Gardiner published a statement that tiro Chief
Executive showed “abysmal ignorance” of Navy affairs. The Navy
League board, by a vote of 7 to I, refused to apologise and upheld its
About50,000Bales If
County Cotton Ginned
Estimated That SO.tMK) Bales Had
Bren Ginned To Nov. I. ('lots
To 55.000 Now.
t lev eland comity. with a re
duced acreage, has already
ginned more cotton this year
than the county madr in the
average year just a few years |
back. So say cotton men who
estimated today that the
county had glr/ned close to
50,000 bales to the first of Nov
The next ginning: report, issued
for the entire crop of the country
today, covers ginning to the first of
the month. The county ginning fig
ures will be available later this
week, and it is believed they: will
be closer to 50.000 bales.
Since IRth,
The report up to the lirst of
this month will include the ginning
between the 17th of October and
November 1. Up to November 18
Cleveland had ginned a little over
37.000 bales. In the two weeks per
iod just previous to that time 20.
000 bales had been ginned. Ginners
and cotton buyers say that around
12 or 13 thousand bales were gin
ned between the 18th and first,
which will bring the total to 50,
000 bales.
A quantity of cotton has been
ginned since the first. Although
the report this week will cover the
ginning only to November 1. it is
thought that near 55,000 bale, have
been ginned in the county.
Nearly All Out.
Around 85 percent of the entire
crop has been picked, it is said,
but only about 75 percent has been
ginned, due to the fact that many
farmers are not hauling their cot
ton to the gin, preferring to keep it
at home to await a better price. A
big portion of the crop which has
already been ginned is being held
off the market with the hope of
securing a better price.
Crop Estimated
Near 17 Million
Bales This Year
Price lakes a Dip, But At N'uon
December Wa* 10 Points I'p
Prom .Saturday.
The government s estimate of the
cotton crop this year was raised to
16.903,000 bales .according to fig
ures issued at 11 o'clock today in
Washington. This is 619,000 bale* j
more than the last estimate of two!
weeks ago when the government
figured the crop would turn out tf.
be 16,284,000 bales. It was expected
in New York that, the crop would
be estimated by the government at
sixteen and a halt to sixteen and
three-quarter million bales, so the
actual figures were a surprise
When trading was resumed, there
was a drop of 25 points in cotton,
bui this was soon overcome and at
noon, December cotton was 10
points above Saturday's close.
There had been ginned up tc
November 1, 12,129.546 bales accord
ing to gin figures issued at the time
the estimate was made. Figures
for Cleveland' county were not
available today but will no doubt
be given out for Wednesday's pa
Mull To Speak At
Jefferson Meeting
A meeting of the Parent-Teach
ers association of the Jefferson
school tonight at 7 o’clock.
O. M Mull will be the chief!
•speaker and readings by Miss Ruth]
Waldrop will be another feature of]
the program. All parents of that]
school section are urged ro attepd:
the meeting.
Two Killed In Highway Crash Near
Newton; Young Catawha Man Held
Charles tarter lleltl I-or Second
Degree Murder As Car Kills
Negro Women,
i -
Newton, Nov. 9 — Charles B. Car
ter, 19-year-old scion of a promin
ent Catawba county family, was
‘held in jail here last night under
a charge of second degree murder
as a result of the death of two
negro women and serious injuries
received by several other negroes
when Carter’s car swerved from the
The accident occurred on No. 10
highway a short distance from
Newton m the direction ot States
ville at 6 O’clock Sunday evening
Swerved Off Road.
The Carter car is said to have
swerved from the highway into a
group of seven negroes walking
along the road. Quilla Nac Smyer,
negress was; instantly killed and
Row Coulter, another negro wom
an. died soon after the accident. A
five-year-old son of the Coulter
woman, whose name could not br
learned, had his eyes put out and
is not expected to live at a States
ville hospital, Dempeev Carter,
negro, is also at toe point of death
in a Statesville hospital and little
hope is held for his recovery. Sev
eral of the other negroes sustained
lesser injuries.
Odell Hooper, a negro, who was
riding with young Carter, was be
ing held in jail as u material wit
ness. Bond for Carter was set at
Had the car run off tire high wav
on a 20-foot embankment near
where the accident occurred, ;t
would have crashed down upon the
railway tracks below. Officers had
not determined the cause of toe ac
cident, but were conducting a
searching investigation into the!
tragic occurence.
Young Carter is a son of Charles
Carter, leading Catawba resident, a
nephew of Rev. W. L. Sherrill of
Charlotte, secretary of the Western
North Carolina conference of the
Methodist church, and a grandson
of the late Henry W. Carter of
Lmcolmon, representative in the
United States congress from this
district for 22 years. He was grad
uated from Sherrill's Ford hign
school last year and has been em
ployed at a garage here
Churches Here
Turn Eyes Upon
Important Meet
Important Gatherings
On This Week
Baptist Convention At Winston
Tuesday. Methodist Confer*
enre At Asheville
The eyes of Methodist and B&p
•1st* In Cleveland county turn this
week to the annual Western North
Carolina conference at Asheville
md to the Baptist state convention
i( Winston-Salem. The Methodist
conference will assign ministers to
their charges for the year and
there is always some suspense un
til the appointments are read.
There is little likelihood of more
than one or two changes of Meth
odist pastors in Cleveland county.
Rev. L. B. Hayes, pastor of Cen
tral church, will leave Tuesday for
the conference. Central this year to
paid up in full anil will make an
excellent report to the conference.
Other Central delegates are J. H.
Orlgg, j. p. Roberts and C. A.
Swofford. They will probably leave
Wednesday. Mrs. George Hoyle, an
official of tne Woman's Missionary
society of tlx* conference, will like
ly go to Asheville Thursday. Mr,
George Hoyle, member of another
conference committee, will also at
tend as may Mrs. Clyde R Hoey,
member of still another commit
Other Charges
Other Metohdist pastors who will
attend with delegates are Res. W
K. Jenkins, of the LaFayett* Street
ehqreh; Rev. R. L. Forbto, of th«
Shelby circuit; Rev. K. E. Snow
Belwood; Rev. J. M. Barber, Polk
ville; and Rev. J. R. Church, King*
Mountain. All these Methodist
charges will make good reports foi
the year considering generally- con
ditions, the Belwood circuit wi£
make a very good report It is Bald
It is no longer a set regulator
in the Methodist conference ta
move a pastor after he serves foui
years on the same charge. The cus
tom. however, is usually followed
and it may mean that Rev R. L
Forbis, who has been on the Shel
by circuit four years, may be trans
ferred to other work.
Baptist Pastors Leave.
Five hundred Baptist pastors art
attending the pastors’ conferenc*
being held this afternoon in Win*
eton-Saiem preliminary to th*
opening of the Buptist state con
vention which begins its 151st an
nual session there tomorrow
The following pastors from
Cleve land county left today for th*
convention, Dr. Zeno Wall, Revu
H. E. Waldrop, John W. Buttle, J
L. Jenkins, W. A. Elam, b. h. Jes
sup and D. G. Washburn. Mr Sut
tie i.s a vice president of the con
vention and other local ministers
hold important committee appoint
ments. It is very probable that »
number of laymen will attend fron
this county. The delegates are ex
pected to return home soon aftej
the convention adjourns on Thurs
U. D. C. Flag Drive
Big Success Here
To Collect traits And Vegetable!
Tuesday For Homes Of Vets
And Widows.
The flag drive conducted in stael
by Saturday by the local XJ D. O
wus very successful, officials of th*
organization announced today
Speaking for the organlzAtioi
Mrs. Z. J. Thompson said that th«
U. D. C, chapter here was vers
grateful for the generous contribu
tions made by Shelby people II
was cheering to see, it was
how many people still rememberec
the boys in gray and desired to helj
those of the remaining Confeder
ate veterans wh oueed aid. Mor<
flags could have been disposed of
but as it was a nice sum was rea
lised, and the money will be use«
by the organization to provide ad
ditional comforts for some of the
veterans and widows in this sectioa
and the remainder will go to th«
homes for the old soldiers and theii
widows If funds are sufficient
some will be contributed to the
Fort Fisher memorial, where the
U. D. C. hopes to erect and unveil
a monument next year.
Canned Food.
All members of the U. D. C. are
urged to bring canned fruifc and
vegetables to their meeting tier*
Tuesday, the canned supplies to be
forwarded to the state homes for
the veterans and widows in order
to provide a food supply for the

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