CLEVELAND COUNTY’S LEADING PAPER
Of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELLY. N C
VOL. XXXII, No. 41
TUESDAY, MAY 20, 1921.
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Outclassing Their Opponents In Every Depart
ment Locals Cop First State Title From East
ern Champs in Chapel Hill Shut-Out Saturday.
Wall Allows Only Three Hits. Dixon Stars.
High school champions of North
A squad of champions arrived here
on a bus Sunday evening very tired,
but equally as happy in bringing with
them to Shelby the first state cham
pionship in the history of the town.
And with them came two cups, the big
Observer loving cup. which they won
with the championship of Western
Carolina, and the state cuo given by
the University of North Carolina as
the championship emblem of North
Saturday afternon at Chapel Hill
playing with the head-up style that
has marked their season’s record and
hitting with the stride that has not
been halted this season the Shelby
h;~bs blanked Rockingam. 8 to 0, in
the final game for the state title. And
when the game that gave them the
state crown was over the youngsters
were the coolest people on the hill.
The crowd of Shelby fans that accom
panied the squad, Cleveland eountv
hoys at the University, at State and
Wake Forest, and other friends of the
team staged a wild celebration. But
the boys were as calm as in- practice.
They only won what they deserved to
win and derived their pleasure in the
Wall of Stone Again.
Wilbur wall, tne youngster who
stopped Spencer and won the western
cup, returned to the mound Saturday
and allowed the eastern champions
only three hits, two of which were sin
gles, struck out six opposing hitters
and failed to issue a single free pass
On several ocasions his shut-out was
clouded, but his ability to deliver ir,
the pinches saved him and on one
occasion he struck out three hitters
in succession with the bases loaded.
With Wall among the best performers
were George Dedmon and Max Dixon.
Both secured two safeties, while Pix.
on on the hot corner handled eight
hard chances perfectly and was the
fielding star of the game. Dedmon’s
long triple in the second, which could
have been turned into a homer re
suited in a score however on Dixon’.
sacrifice. On second “Cork” Ross was
at his best and second to Dixon only
in his fielding game. A>'’on" the lone
distance swatter were F. Beam and
Hugh Arrowood, Beam’s triple in the
fifth chasing across three men. As
through the entire season, however,
it was team work that won, and if
any section of the team could be cred
ited with the victory it was the in
field. Captain Cline Lee on short hand
led five chances, Ross on second five
Dixon on third, eight, while Arrowood
was credited with 14 put outs at first.
The outfield made only one putout.
How Shelby Scored.
Both teams failed to score in the
first frame, but in the second Dedmor,
tripled and scored on Dixon’s sacri
fice fly. In the fourth Shelby added
three more on Arrowood’s triple, two
singles, two errors and a sacrifice.
Four more were made in the fifth
when Beam tripled and Dedmon sin.
gled after two errors and a fielders
choice had filled the bases. Hiner,
Rockingham’s pitching ace, was driv.
en from the mound in the fifth, and
relieved by McDowell, who prevented
further Shelby tallies.
Another Iitle Ahead.
In Saturday’s game Coach Dick
Gurley watched his last high school
club win their first championship and
in so doing win their 20th game of the
season, but as yet he and the support
ers of his club are not satisfied. There
are two other titles Gurley believes
his boys can win, and negotiations
will made at once to play the South
Carolina champions and the high
school club that ha sthe best record
for the championship of the South.
The New Orleans high school is after
similar honors and although Shelby is
only a hamlet to the great Louisiana
city, there is likely not so much dif
ference between their baseball clubs,
which will be shown if a contest can
be arranged. The Observer cup was
taken to Chapel Hill and created con.
sideratle talk and attracted much at
tention for the eastern champions
have no such emblem to stimulate
their interest. It was one of the larg
est trophies ever exhibited there and
may cause the easterners hereafter
to have a similar emblem to fight for.
Shelby Stages Celebration.
Although quite a number of Shelby
people accompanied the squad and the
Cleveland county students, who gave
the team a banquet, assisted in the
cheering there, the big celebration was
here, many miles from the game. Ri
viere Drug company and the surround
ing sidewalk and street were packed
with people all through the game
while the score was being posted in
Bide and the results being relayed out
to the edge of the crowd. When the
lasWeport came telling of the town's
first championship the crowd staged
■ a wild celebration. Young and old took
part in the wild yelling and the high
school students formed an automobile
parade that wound through every sec
tion of thj town and informed with
yells and songs of Shelby’s victory.
Coach Gurley and his team spoke
well of the Rockingham club and
Coach “Shorty” Lawrence and say
they were clean fighters and good
McDowell, lb, p
Gibson, c _ _
Miner, p. If
Ellerbe, If, lb
Mcachan, rf ...
AB R F P<> A E
4 0 0 3 4 0
3 0 0 2 3 0
.4 0 1 7 0 0
3 0 0 3 1 1
4 0 0 0 4 0
3 0 1 4 0 0
3 0 1 4 0 0
3 0 0 1 1 0
3 0 0 1 0 3
Totals 30 0 3x25 12 4
xDixon out in the seventh—hit by
C. Lee, as
Mag ness, cf
Ross, 2b .
AB R H PO A R
5 1 0 0 0 0
3 1 1 14 0 0
4 2 1 2 3 0
4 2 16 10
3 12 10 0
3 0 2 3 5 0
4 0 0 0 0 0
4 0 0 0 5 2
3 10 12 0
Totals . 33 8 7 27 16 2
Score by innings:
Rockingham 000 000 000—0
Shelby .. . _ 010 340 OOx—8
Summary: Two base hit: McDowell.
Three base hits: Dedmon, Arrowood,
I Beam. Base on balls: off McDowell 1.
J Struck out: by Hiner 2; by Wall 6.
! Hits: off Hiner 5 in 4 1-3 innings.
! Double plays: Ballard, Furches to El.
j lerbe. Hit by pitcher: Gibson, by
! Wall; Wall by McDowell. Stolen bas
■ es: McDowell. Sacrifice hits: Ballard,
Dedmon, Dixon. Umpires: LeGrand
) and Lawson.
Fred Hoppes was shot in the shoul
der with an automatic pistol Saturday
night by Beuregard Glenn in the Mc
Brayer school house section a few
miles south of Shelby. According to
the best information available Mr.
Glenn was awake with his sick wife
who later died and sometime durinR
the night he saw two men attempt
to enter a dwelling house when the
occupants were away. It is alleged
j that Mr. Glenn undertook to capture;
Hoppes and that Hoppes started to
use a knife on him, whereupon Glenn
fired, the bullet striking him in the
shoulder. The wound is said not to be
dangerous, but Hoppes was taken to
the Rutherford hospital where he is
undergoing treatment and is expected
to be out ir. a few days. Another man
is reported to have been with Hoppes
at the time of the alleged attempt tc
enter the residence and officers were
on the lookout for him yesterday.
HOI SE WARMING AT POLK
VIJLLE CIRCl IT PARSONAGE
House warming at new parsonage at
Polkville Saturday May 24. Rev. and
Mrs. E. M. Avett will be at home to
their many friends and members from
2 f>. m., to 10 p. m. The hours are ar
ranged so any who may wish mjv call
either in the afternoon or ^
Light refirshments will be..
R. E. Campbell has just Vertfrned
from markets where he has been buy
ing lots of new merchandise, ready
to-wear, etc., for their two stores. Vis
it them early. Ad
Cull horses in California auction
sale went as low as twenty-five cents.
At that they were better bargains
than some cull autos.
FATHER OF TWINS
AT AGE 74 YEARS
Sam M. Warlick of Casar is the
oldest father in Cleveland county.
Although 74 years old, Mr. War
lick is the father of twins, a boy
md a girl, who arrived at his home
on last Friday. Mr. Warlick was
married about a year ago to a Miss
V ■■ ■ —
Druggists Give Enjoyable Program
At Kiwanis Meeting. Future
Deyelopmcnt of Resort.
The Thursday evening meeting was
in charge of the druggist members
of the club, or as McManus might
have termed it, it was the “pill ’•oil
ers ball.” In either case it was a suc
cess as handled by Kiwanian Paul
Webb assisted by Garnet fox, Julius
Suttle and Frank Hoey. Following the
regular program the club heard with
I pleasure from Dr. L. _B. Morse, presi
i dent of Chimney Rock Mountains, In
! corporated. an explanation of the pro
| posed development there.
Mr. Webb opened the program with
' a few quips on himself, fellow drug
! gists and former druggists, before
i turning the meeting over to Dr. R;*u
. ben McBrayer, who spoke briefly on
j the value of pharmacy to the com
> inunity. Dr. McBrayer told" of olden
1 days when the doctors were forced to
j fill their own prescriptions and make
i their own concoctions and in a brief
j manner related the advance of phar
j macy, ending with a review of the ae
i curacy and helpfulness of the modern
| pharmacist. Dr. McBrayer was fol
I lowed by Dr. J. R. Osborne, entertain
i er, who after remarking that he knew
I no jokes on druggists related a few
that almost brought about the need
of a physician. He followed his witti
cism with one of his entertaining re
Dr. L. B. Morse, founder of Chim
; ney Rock, who was introduced by
President O. M. M<U11, reviewed the
Chimney Rock resort from its begin
nnig until the present day. Dr. Morse
with his brothers first conceived the
idea of an attractive resort there be
cause of the unequalled scenery and
climate and later made accessible it
has become famous over a certain ter
ritory. For years Dr. Morse said it
has been his dream to project there a
resort that would be the talk of the
world. Gradually the dream became
more vivid, and a year ago engineers
and architects began drawing plans
for the mammoth development as pic
tured by Dr. Morse. At the outset it
was seen that a great amount of
funds would be necessary to put ove.r
the project and the company was in
corporated and will almost be a pub
lic institution. Although not pn ora
tor, the speaker ably pictured the
proposed development and what it
would mean to this section, North
Carolina and the entire South.
The lake, which will be one of the
fundamentals, will cover 1,500 acres
and have a short line of around 27
miles. Pleasure craft will be secured
to accomodate 2,000 people daily. Fol
lowing this will be the two necessary
hotels, one popular priced and the
other catering more to the higher
class tourists. Golf links and scen'ic
residential developments will follow.
Dr. Morse is promoting the project
without a salary and paying his own
expenses so enthused is he with the
gigantic development, which has been
well spoken on by some of the world’s
leading hotel men, architects and
financiers. It is the hope that with
present plans and ideas carried out
that with their completion Chimney
Rock will become world famous and
unsurpassed in scenery and as a re
sort by anything in America.
Chas. Bridges Dies
Mr. Chas. B. Bridges, well known
eitizen of near Mooresboro, died
Sunday and was buried Monday af
ternoon at Sandy Run Baptist church.
Mr. Bridges was 76 years and five
months old. He is survived by four
children, Geo. Bridges of this coun
ty; James and William Bridges, of
Cleveland county and one daughter.
His wife died about 20 years ago.
A large crowd attended the funeral
services at Sandy Run Monday af
ternoon. All the TTr.ng pastors of
Sandy Run were present. All made
short talks and testified to the noble
life of Mr. Bridges. They were: Revs.
, I. D. Harrill, pastor, Lattiniore; Z.
D. Harrill of Ellenboro; A. C. Erwin
and J. W. Suttle of Shelby and B M.
Bridges of /bat section.
Mr. Bridges was a deacon of Sandy
Run for n.any years. He was a well
known and much beloved citizen and
a Christian gentleman.
CHILD CUTS OFF FINGER
WITH DIPPER HANDLE
Locust, May 14.—Estelle, the lit.
tie daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. H.
Hatley, cut off the end of her little
finger Friday in a very unusual man.
ner. The dipper has a hole in tha
handle for hanging and when the
mother took the dipper from the
child’s hands the sharp edge around
the hole cut the tender flesh, the fin
ger being in the hole.
More miles, more power, less car
253 PEOPLE HE
Candidate for Governor Attacks Two
Charlotte Tapers and (he Present
Tax System of This State.
Jbeiah William Bailey, candidate
for the Democratic nomination for
governor in (he primary to be held
dune 7th made his debut in Cleveland
in the campaign when he spoke to 250
men and women in the court house
Saturday for an hour and a half, be
ing eloquently introduced by h;s local
manager. Attorney C B. MeBrayer,
who lauded him for his morality and,
righteousne In the pr-t thirty days
Mr. Bailey said h had made r»8
speeches in as many counties and he
rather enjoyed the campaign which
has put him in finer physical trim
than ever before.
Attacks Charlotte Papers. >
Mr. Bail y held up the latest copy
of the Charlotte Observer which he
declared to be his organ because the
character of campaign it is waging
against him is doing him more good
than anything else. He answered or
explained several things which had j
recently appeared in it, declaring that
he knew nothing of a Republican at
Selma contributing to a Bailey banner
which is stretched across the street
at that town and declared that if the,
shipping bill sponsored so enthusias I
tical’y by Governor Morrison ever j
passes, Brock Barklev.- the Raleigh
correspondent of the Charlotte Obser
ver will be the admiral of the fleet.
Regarding the incident reported of
his riding in a taxicab with a noted;
Republican in Eastern Carolina to
reach an appointment in a coast
county, he declared it in no way im.
peached his character, any more than
the fact that his opponent Mr. Mc
Lean rode to the meeting of the bar
association in a taxi with Ike Meekins
who was afterwards nominated gov
ernor on the Republican ticket had
lost his character by so doing.
Mr. Bailey made a number of state
ments here which he had never made
elsewhere in the campaign and declar
°d he would not make again. Another
! one of them was that the business
manager of the Chnrlotte Labor Her
[ aid approached him■ when the paper
was in financial distress and proposed
Shot if he would sign a note for $.1,
000 which the paper owed, the paper
would support him for governor. “I
did not buy its support because I did
not sign the note and I never have or
never expect to buy support in such
! a manner.’’ declared Mr. Bailey. “But
1 do know who signed that note and
they signed it for $4,000 and when the
Democrats of the state know who
signed that note, they will under
stand why that paper is not support
| ing me.”
Here Mr. Bailey followed with his
record as a Democrat after which ht.
referred to the “political machine”
which Mr. McLean says there ain’t no
suh thing.” He referred again to the
Charlotte Observer editorial of Jan
uary which said a “machine is to the
party what the church is to religion,”
saying it was the champion boneheal
statement of all time and that if Pu
litzer had offered a prize for fool edi
torials that would have won in a
Mr. Bailey euippod O. M. Mull for
calling him the crankshaft of the ma
chine and answered that by saying
that “one Cam is enough to give, a fel
low the indigestion.” He explained
why he recommended Aus Watts foi
a position of honor and declared that
he would never support Cam again.
This finished his new and somewhat
local interest topics, other than to
say while he did support Morrison foi
governor four years ago, he did not
' put 65 men under him while he was
! colector of internal revenue in tho
field against Max Gardner.
This brought him to his set speech
which he has been making all ovei
North Carolina in which he declared
the tax policy of state to be wrong
because it throws an overwhelming
burden on real estate and small
j homes. He stated that the bonded in
! debtedness of the state, counties, cit
ies and towns is 2G5 millions and that
05, per cent of this will be paid by as
sessments against land values. Free
schools cost fifteen million annually
and over ten millions of this will be
paid by assessments on land values
under the present system, declared
Mr. Bailey. His remedy for such con
ditions would be to take some of the
revenue sources now tapped by the
state and bring them back to the
counties. He would have the state
increase its revenue by the repeal of
the law which exempts stock from
taxation which residents of the state
holds in foreign corporation. This he
declared would bring taxes on 112
million dollars worth which is exempt
under the present law. He w'ould also
get more out of the railroads which
enjoy a monopoly and the right of em
inent domain which other corporations
do not enjoy. He would place an ex
cess profits tax on the R J Reynolds
Tobacco Co., which he says is now
paying on 5o millions when it should
Brother of (to Long Fatally Injured
When Car Turns Turtle. Paul
Moore Seriously Hurt.
Mr. Harold Long, of Forest City,
a brother of Mr. Otto Long, of this
place, died Monday morning shortly
after 10 o’clock in the Rutherford
hospital of injuries received about 2
o’clock Monday morning when the
car in which he was riding turned
turtle about six miles west of Ruth
erfordtnn on the Chimney Rock road.
Mr. Paul Moore, station agent at
Spindale, who was also in the wreck
ed car was seriously injured and is
still in an unconscious condition at
the Rutherford hospital according to
the latest reports from there.
A message from Forest City stated
that the two young men were return
ing from Chimney Rock when the
tragedy occurred. The exact details of
the wreck were not learned, but it is
said that the car, big Buick roadster,
plunged down an embankment and
turned over several times. The two
injured men were removed to the hos
pital at Rutberfordton, and it was
thought that Moore's injuries were
more serious than those received by
Long. Long is said to have died from
Long. 30-odd years of age, was the
son of Mr. J. B. Long, of Forest City,
and was the popular proprietor of a
drug store there. It will he remember
ed that Long was seriously injured
last summer when the grandstand at
Forest City collapsed during a storm
which come up while a Blue Ridge
league game was in progress. Funeral
arrangements were not learned. Mr.
Moore is the son of a Mrs. Moore, of
Spindale and was stationagent there.
The wrecked car belonged to him, ac
cording to the Forest City report.
Mr. Otto Long, brother of the de
ceased and local auditor of the South,
ern railway, left for Rutherfordton
early Monday morning and was at the
bedside of his brother at the time of
Mrs. Glenn Buried
at New Hope Church
Mrs. Sara Dulcina Glenn, born .Tan.
2!>th, 1883 died errly Sunday morning
May 18th, the youngest child of Wil
liam and Sara Gibson. She was mar
ried to J. Beauregard Glenn July 9th,
1881 and to them were born eleven
children, a'* of whom survive with
their father but one son, William, as
follows: Robert. Jesse, Minnie, Oscar,
Allen, Benjamin and Bonnie, Mrs.
Sallie Crotts. Mrs. Oviedo Melton, and
Mrs. Kula Blanton. Two sisters. Miss
Margaret Gibson, Mrs. Nancy Ann
Warren and one brother, J. P. Gibson
The funeral was conducted Monday
by Revs. Rush Padgett and G. P.
Aberriethy and the interment was in
the cemetery at New Hope Baptist
church, Earl, where she held her
Mrs. Maude Elizabeth
Green Dies Age 26
Mrs. M’aude Elizabe'h Green wife
of Mr. Fred Green died at the Shelby
Mill Wednesday May 7th nearing her
26th birthday. Mrs. Green was born
in Cleveland county July 3rd, 1898.
She is survived by her father and
mother, two brothers, Coleman and
J. B. Brooks, four sisters. Miss
Blanche Broosk. Mrs. Twitt Hamrick,
Mrs. Maurice Bridges, Mrs. Larkin
McSwain. The funeral was conducted
at her home at the Shelby Mill bv
Revs. Jasper Sisk and Rev. J. M. Rid
erihour and the interment took place
on Thursday May 8th at Boiling
—Justice Clark Dead—Chief Jus
tice Walter Clark of the Supreme
Court of North Carolina died in Ral
eigh Monday afternoon about 2:30
following a stroke of apoplexy suf
fered twelve hours before his death.
Chief Justice Clark was 78 years of
age and a native of Mecklenburg
Memorial at Bethlehem
[ There will be memorial services and
home coming: day at Bethlehem Bap
tist church Sunday May 25, 1924 with
dinner on the grounds. Everybody
cordially invited „to come and bring
well filled baskets.
Just received shipment of potato
plants. Better see us quick for yours.
They are scarce. Campbell Dept.
Stores, Shelby and Lawndale. Ad
Don't be afraid to work; even a
hen scratches fora living.
We’ve been looking for a new song,
“Yes, We Have no Candidates.”
be paying on eighty millions more.
Mr. Bailey’s speech was well re
ceived and his attacks on the socalled
machine and the tax system, brought
forth evidence of approval.
OLD CEMETERY !N
EDGE OF SHELBY
Supposed by Older Residents to be
Burying (ironml of Wilson Fam
ily Nearly Century Ago.
One hundred years ago, who owned
the land where Shelby is now located?
And what has become of the Wilson
family that owned a large tract of
land and lived in the edge of the pres
ent Shelby ? These two questions
have come up with a discussion of the
old cemetery nestling in the pines just j
a short distance from the city pump
ing station on thy lands of Mr. Zemri
Falls just out of town on West Ma
rion street. The time in which the
burying ground was used is so far
back few people now living, if any,
can recall anything definite about it.
"Uncle Doe” (D. B. F.) Suttle, who
is 82 years of age remembers descen
dants of the family buried there, but
says the cemetery was long out of use
before his younger days.
Over Hundred Years.
Only about four of the graves have
tombstones on which there are In
scriptions. The others evidently being
graves of colored slaves. The dates
of the inscriptions vary 37 years, the
oldest being in 1814, one hundred
and ten years ago, while the latest is
in 1851, or 73 years ago. Other tomb
stones may have crumbled and become
lost through the years. Even if the
stones carried no dates a large pop
lar tree is evidence that one of the
graves was made many years ago.
This tree is in the center of one of
the graves and towers almost as high
as the largest tree on the court
square and is at least two and one
half feet in diameter. It is supposed
the graves were taken care of for
years and the tree must be around 75
year old. The grave in which are the
roots of the tree is that of “Anny
Wilson, aged 2 years, who died No
vember 2, 1814,” according to the in
scription, which is almost worn away
by the rain and winds of a century.
The stones have sloping lines and the
headpiece is curved and must have
been expensive in that day. Another
one the inscription reads is the last
resting place of “William For bis,
aged 52 years, who died December 13,
1851.” Another is that of “Mary Wal
ker, aged 53 years, who died August
28, 1836.” The inscription on the
i fourth reads, “Margaret Forbis, aged
26 years, who died January 3, 1841."
Lines under the dates read:
“Obadient child loving wife,
A tender mother too,
Stept off the stage in bloom
Of life and bids us all Adieu."
Older residents say it was the bury,
ing ground of the Wilson family,
which was inter-married with Walk
er and Forbis families. “Uncle Doc”
Suttle could not recall any living de
scendants of anv of the three famb
lies, but soys that the Wilsons and
Loves owmed a large amount of the
land that now makes up Cleveland
Any definite information on the old
cemetery would be appreciated by The
Ask That They be Kept in Good Con
dition—Discuss Celebration for
Fourth of July.
Lincoln County News.
The regular monthly meeting of the
Lincolnton Merchants association was
held Tuesday evening May 13, at Ki
wanis club room, with Fred Ramsaur
The matter of keeping roads open
from Lincolnton to Goodsonville, was
brought to the atention of the asso
ciation, being discussed by different
members of the association. The pres
ident appointed a committee, John
Schrum, W. S. Lander and T. V. Line,
berger, to confer with chairman of
the board of county commissioners,
and state highway commission, if
necessary, requesting that a suitable
detour be made, or that the main road
be kept in good condition, so that the
public can reach Lincolnton without
The president appointed a commit,
tee, composed of S. S. Terrell, D. C.
Leonard and I. M. Karesh to formu
late plans lor a monthly trade and
auction day, and to report at next
The matter of a fourth of July cele
bration in Lincolnton this year was
discussed, but no action favoring the
celebration was taken. A fourth cel
ebration has been discussed recently
by citizens generally, but thus- far no
definite action as to having a celebra
tion has as yet been taken and it is
likely that no celebration will be held
Central Methodist Church.
Prayer meeting Wednesday evening
at 8 o’clock. All are cordially invited.
Service conducted by the pastor.
CUR STOLEN HERE
RECOVERED IN TEE
Lawrence Lackey Returns With New
I!nick Stolen From His Garage
Lawrence Lackey with hrn two
companions, Roy Newman and Joseph
aC-rroU, returned Friday from Wayn
esville where they recovered a new
Buick five passenger touring car
which was stolen ten days ago from
Lackey’s garage on West Warren
tree*. When Mr. Lackey left here he
thought the car was at Waynesville
but when he arrived there he found
that Deputy Sheriff Noah Johnson
of Hartford. Tenn., had found the car
abandoned in the mud in the moun
tains in Tennessee and that Johnson,
becoming suspicious that the car had
been stolen, phoned to Waynesville,
whereupon the Waynesville Buick
dealer phoned to Charlotte, and re
ported the number of the car which
corresponded to the number of the
car stolen from Mr. Lackey. It was
some sixty miles across the moun
tains to the lonely spot where the car
was found, so Mr. Lackey engaged
the deputy sheriff to bring it to
Asheville for him at which point Mr.
Lackey paid the reward of $100.
Deputy Johnson says the car was
stolen 1” Bob Sutton who had moved
from that section witfi his people to
Gastonia and that when Sutton &ot
in the community near Hartford,
Tenn. it began raining and he had to
abandon the car because of the im-'
passable roads. Since Sutton stole the
Buick in Shelby, he is reported to
have stolen another far in Tennessee
and has been placed U#^er arrest. If
convicted, he will notVba available to
the authorities in Nnyth Carolina un
til his punishment eijfds there.
Mr. Lackey says his car was in
good condition and showed no marks
of abuse except on the fenders which
had dragged in the mud, as it was
driven over the bad roads.
C. Raymond Gibson, Better Known as
“Nat” Falls Dead Dead While
at Work at Hawkins Garage.
Mr. C. Raymond Gibson, better
known as “Nat” answered a sudden
death summons shortly before noon
Friday while installing a gasoline
tank at Ledford’s new garage build
ing on S. LaFayette street. Mr. Gib
son with Mr. Mike Borders and oth
ers were digging a hole in which to
plant a large gasoline tank for Arey
Brothers for whom they worked,
when Mr. Gibson wilted and fell. Ha
was beyond resuscitation when hla
friends working with him rushed to
his side. Heart trouble is attributed
as the cause, although Mr. Gibson had
never conmlained of his heart. He had
been a sufferer from what he thought
to be stomach trouble.
Mr. Gibson was the son of the late
Oliver P. Gibson and would have been
50 years old in August. He was mar
ried to Miss Pollie Turner May 25th,
iy05 and she survives with one-son,
Edwin, together with three sisters,
Misses Belle and Jessie Gibson of this
county; Mrs. J. S. Thomason of Los
Angeles, Calif.; two brothers J.
Wheeler Gibson of Greenville, S. C.,;
and Solon Gibson of Shelby.
Mr. Gibson was a quiet, faithful
man, known and liked by all.. He was
not a member ofany church but had
recently become interested in his
soul’s welfareand had so expressed
himself to ministers and intimate
friends. For a year or more he had
been in the employ of Arey Brothers,
driving an oil truck in the distribu
tion of petroleum products.
The funeral was conducted at his
home on East Graham street Satur
day afternoon at 2:30 o’clock and the
interment took place at New Hope
Baptist church cemetery, Earl, in the
neighborhood where he was born and
SOLDIERS BONI S HILL
PASSED BY THE SENATE
The soldiers bonus bill, provid
ing a bonus for the soldiers in
United States service during the
World War, was passed by the
senate Monday over the veto of
President Coolidge, according to a
report received over the broker’s
wire here Monday afternoon. This
means that all service men during
the war will receive a bonus. The
bill first passed by congress and
senate was vetoed by the Presi
dent; congress passed it over Us
veto, and the senate vote was re
ported to be 59 to 26.
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