CLEVELAND:—'“A COUNTY THAT LEADS A PR OGRESSIVE STATE IN DIVERSIFIED AGRICULTURE, AND WHERE HOSPITALITY REIGNS”
Of This Paper Is Greater
Than The Population Given
Shelby In The 1920 Census
RELIABLE HOME PAPER
Of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section.
Modern Job Department.
VOL, XXXIIL No. 3
THE CLEVELAND STAR
FRIDAY, JAN. 9, 1925
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
j5US Traffic l nder C ontrol of Commis
j.jon With Tax on Business.
Raleigh Jtiti. T.—With organization
du,“,.< cum,Dieted in the routine ses
Fi„n conv< • ing at noon today, mem
lei- of the U'25 general assembly
th . ■ .on were turning their at
tentj0, f t ••• business of law mak
ing, developing several new leglsia
jive proposals that had escaped the
hills advertised hcre-to-fore
went into the house hopper, with a
couple of : . rfuiictory resolutions, be
fore the session was an hour old, and
will receive early consideration from
the solun-. They were the measures
providing for regulation of commer
cial ni -nr bus lines, a proposition that
ha- liven seriously investigated by a
c, otniii'.'v '>f state officers, and the
eX;,-.]>f the state pension fund
to all c .nfederate veterans, a pro
pn.-al advanced by Major W. C. Heath,
©f I'niot?, ..and formally presented to
day f >■ legislative consideration by
Representative D. P. Dellinger, of
Lobby talk revealed two important
matters f< r legislative consideration
advanced by prominent members of
the assembly. Representative R. O.
Everett, of Durham, indicated his pur
pose to urge the enactment of legisla
tion lot king to the relief of the su
preme court by submitting a consti
tutional amendment to increase the
court's membership to seven. Arid
Senator \V. A. Foil, of Cabarrus coun
ty announced plans for a bill to con
trol motor traffic accidents and pro
vide for the innocent party’s protec
tion by placing the liability in acci
dents above the mortgage held upon
the colliding machines.
The bill nresented to the lower
house would place a six per cent tax
nr gross receipts of bus companies
and.make the license tax $200.
The bus commission does not think
that the state should exercise control
in towns and cities which have their
This commission, which was made a
substitute for all the bus legislation
offered at the special session, did its
work- without having any expense.
It is composed of chairman Frank
pa"e. of the highwav commission; W.
T. Lee, chairman of the corporation
-commission: -Tames R. Manning, attor
ney general; R. A. Rougbton, revenue
commissioner and W. K. Everett, sec
retary of state. The bill was attached
to the findings and this will be offered
proper legislation for bus con
Tiip commission makes the point
that the Mg bus traffic puts an ah
normally heavy weight on the roads
and barring horsepower of engine and
easoline consumed, makes no contri
bution to the upkeep of the roads by
n'hich the bus owners have their liv
" Attached tothe report was the
bill recommended by the commission.
It provides, broadly, that commercial
motor transportation shall be placed
under the control of the corporation
commission, from whom a license
must bo obtained. To the corporation
commission each annlicant must give
tho details of the kind of service he
intends to operate. Each application
may he followed by a hearing if the
torporation commission deems it ne
cpsai v Xo hearine shall be held less
nan five days subsequent to the fil
>n<? of an application. Then, when the
'mo and place of such hearing have
ipen the applicant shall publish
c newspaper notice to the effect that
u> Application has been filed. Each
Application must be countersigned bv
‘be secretary of state, or his chief
' 1 before it becomes operative. The
corporation commission shall, at the
‘imp of granting a license certificate,
x ^be amount of bond to be given by
aPPlicaBt, for the protection of
'M-sengera, and a]s0 for the protec.
tion of freight.
li'st manifestations of economy in
. ' general assembly are recorded in
>he rules committee before which Re
P'e'pntative Tam Bowie, of Ashe in
j.r°l Ul <,(l a resolution against employ*
1 - my newspaper men as committee
I he inwardness of it is not known,
allowing controversial events of last
"in ner the News and Observer made
(found rules and shut off this luscious
reportorial revenue from
own staff. In that famous battle
via l<ar 'b°s‘ah William Bailey ad
u:rtr1 Ton the connection of Editor
,, *de Hampton Harris, of the Char
:U<‘ 0b«rver, and Brock Barkley,
correspondent. Colonel Harris
President of the North Carolina rail
om and Mr. Barkley was a clerk ii
in*. ]'?rt *erm>nals commission offici
nJT\lT.t0 having held a commit
v, ‘ ®rlcsh1P at the general assembly
II ' arkley retorted in his inevita
i •, s J1 Bailey liad not assailei
C cier,cal support, newspaper mei
•) were on the same payroll am
re supporting the Raleigh candi
Motored to Negro
Dance in Packard;
Return To Jail
Negro Boys “Borrow” First National
President’s Packard For Trip
To Rutherfordton Dance.
Tuesday night there was a bit; ne
gro dance and “jamboree” near Ruth
erfordton and Johnnie Hogue and
Odell Eskridge, Shelby colored youths,
wanted to go—and they did, making
the trip in a handsome Packard coupe,
the “classiest rig” at the dance. But
the return trip was not so royal or
joyful, and here at the corporate lim
its of the town a reception party
awaited their return and escorted
them to town, and on down the street
to the county jail.
Mr. Charles C. Blanton, president of
the First National bank drove his
Packard coupe up to the curb in front
of the bank about 8:.'J0 Tuesday ev
ening and entered the back. Return
ing shortly he found it gone. Officers
were notified and within a short time
officers in all the nearby towns and
cities were on the lookout for the big
car. About midnight Chief Hamrick
was notified that the car had passed
through Forest City. Later word came
from Rutherfordton that the car was
located at a negro dance near there,
but that the negroes couldn’t be found.
However, Chief Hamrick had ideas
of his own and with Officers Hester
and Moore he hied out to the river
bridge and waited. Along in the morn
ing, somewhere about 3 o’clock the
cars loaded with negroes came shoot
ing by eastward, coming home from
the dance. One by one they were
stopped until the sixth revealed the
wanted negroes—Eskridge and Ho
gue—riding back with a friend from
Gaffney. En route to the jail they at
first denied the theft, later admit
ted it a little bit at a time until the
full story came out with the declara
tion that they intended to return the
car after the dance. Eskridge, it is
said, backed the car out from the
curb, but Hogue drove part of the way
to Rutherfordton. Perhaps the youths
made some of the other colored
swains at the dance envious because
of their car, but not a one has volun
teered to exchange places with them
Eskridge had just finished serving a
' sentence on the Hendersonville gang,
! having been sent up from Shelby for
! an assault with a deadly weapon.
Hogue at the time of his arrest was
“hired out” for a period of two years
i for breaking in the sample room at the
; Central hotel. Both negroes are about
19 years of age.
Get Check Flasher.
C. W. Wray, who claims Asheville,
the “Mountain City”, as his home,
j was arrested here Tuesday night by
s local officers on a check flashing
charge at Gastonia. A Gastonia officer
came after him about 4 o’clock Wed
nesday morning and carried him back
to that place together with the woman
j supposedly his wife, who accompanied
him. Wray was registered at the
; Shelby Inn near the Southern station
A house rule at the Inn is that
| guests furnish their own fuel and
: Wray had secured coal from the Ideal
I coal plant giving a check—one; of the
I type that got him in trouble. The
check was for $1.50. It is said that
j at Gastonia Monday or Tuesday of
| this week he forged a check on a Gas
; tonia man deposited it in the Citizens
bank there, writing a number of
checks, about six, on the account be
fore the officers “got next” to the
scheme. It was learned that he board
ed a bus en route to Shelby and offi
cers here being notified were not long
in locating him.
In preparing land this spring, re
member that a (lull disk harrow is as
bad as a dull pocket knife and much
more common say farm engineering
specialists at State college.
date. In some way the names of the
News and Observer men got into the
prints, at least their paper did. There
will be no more of that.
The move on Mr. Bowie’s part wor
ries slightly. Four years ago he threat
ened to put them off the house floor
by resolution, of course. Most of the
boys have been against him in his
races. That isn’t interesting except as
collateral circumstances. Anyway,
Tam Bowie has offered the resolve
and it has passed the house rules com
Others see in it real determination
to weed out the small graft of the
legislature. Many very beautiful girls
are here for committee jobs. If by
manhandling the press the femininity
may be frightened a great gain will
have been made. The angels say things
look most unpromising. They never
saw apoorer prospect. A third explan
ation is that quite a few of the girls on
the state’s payroll are now seeking ad
ditional compensation as committee
The general assembly two years
ago had six of these jobs allotted
newspaper men, two Associated Press
men figuring in the grand divvy, it is
Fire Wednesday Threatened Textile
Plant of Schenck’s At Lawndale
Fire about the middle of the after
noon Wednesday for a time seriously
threatened the textile plant of the
Cleveland Mill and Power company
at Lawndale, this county, and result
ed in considerable damage to the mill
and a severe injury to one of the fire
The flames gutted or partially do.
voured the picker and opening rooms
of the mill, the old wheel house and
resulted in some damage in the inter
ior of the mill. Just what the damage
amounts to Mr. John F. Sehenck, sr.,
owner of the plant, was unable to
say Thursday morning, a definite esti
mate not having been made at that
time. Grady Blackburn, the young fel
low injured, was struck by a falling
limb from a burning tree as he was
holding one of the hose lines turned
upon the blaze.
Started in “Rope Drive.”
According to Mr. Schenck the fire
started in the “rope drive” from the
old wheel house to the mill and was
caused perhaps by friction. Power to
operate the mill is conveyed by the
“rope drive” instead of by belts. The
blaze was spread, it is thought by the
drive, carried down to the wheel
house and back upthrough the picker
and opening rooms on into the north
lend of the mill.
j The window frames, belting and oth
er inflammable material in the picker
and opening rooms were burned, to
gether with what cotton was in the
process of manufacture there. No ad
ditional cotton was stored in the two
rooms at the time of the fire, it is
said. It) the interior and north end of
the mill there Was quite a hit of dam
I age, for the most part resulting from
the water used in extinguishing the
flames, and from the springier sys
tem that was “set off". The old wheel
house was completely wrecked, or so
't is reported, by the flames carried
down th-> “rope drive". The fire was
tought and checker! by the mill’s fire
fighting force and the fire lines of the
Struck by Limb.
It was reported from the Shelby
hospital Thursday that Grady Black
burn, injured by a falling limb at the
fire, was getting along nicely and
would in all probability be able to
leave the hospital Thursday or Fri
day. According to information young
BlackbdVn was engaged in fighting
the fire when a limb from a burning
tree fell and struck him on the head.
He was knocked unconscious bv the
blow, according to reports from Lawn
dale, but Dr. Ifarbison, of the hospital
‘faff, says that he does not think the
blow was so severe, only dazing him
momentarily. He was brought to the
hospital, where he was given treat
ment and it was found that the main
injury was a laceration of the head.
Mr. Schenck questioned about the
fire would not be positive nor offer
an estimate of the loss, as he said that
it was so distributed and damaged
| only portions that it would take some
time to ascertain the actual damagf.
to the wheel house and mill.
By Senior Class
High School Students Name Leaders.
Also Elect Annual Editors and
Managers. Class Rings.
• _ •
The senior class, the class of 1925,
of the Shelby high school at a meeting
held this week elected their officers
for the year as follows: Max Dixon,
president; Letha Branton, vice-presi
dent: Janice Green, secretary: Thel
ma Moss, treasurer: Ben Palmer,
noet; Frances Hendrick. historian;
Mav Connor, pronhet; Bill Pendleton,
writer of Last Will and Testament.
The school annual to he issued by
the class will be known as “The Le
gend”, and officials of the annual are:
Nolson Callahan, editor-in-chief; Jes
sie Pear! Wall and May Connor, lit
erary editors; Roy Self, athletic edi
tor; Ruth Gaffney, department edi
tor: Max Dixon, wit editor; Mary
i Ruth Lemons, art editor; Albert Kerr,
(Frank Green and Mary Ford Flam,
I assistant artists; Caroline , Blanton,
business manager; Thelma Moss, cir
culation manager; Melba Metcalf, ty
During the last few days the class
| rings have been received and the se
i lection made has apparently met with
! the approval of the entire class.
Robert McBrayer Is
! To Be Buried Saturday
• ; •• ■ ' ' ' V- . .
Mr. Robert MeBraver son of Mrs.
Amanda MeBraver and the late Robert
McBrayer who died suddenly Sunda\
at his home in St. Louis will be buried
in Shelby Saturday, the funeral to
take place from the home of his sis
ter, Mrs. W. X. Dorsey on X. La
Fayette street at 11 o’clock, the serv
ices being conducted by Revs. John
W. Suttle and A. L. Stanford.
His remains left St. Louis at 8:110
Thursday morning: accompanied by
his wife, two daughters and one son
and are expected to reach Shelby over
the Southern tonight at 6:40 o’clock,
the remains to be taken immediately
to the home of his sister, Mrs. Dorsey
All of his sisters have arrived to at
tend the funeral, together with a
number of relatives. Mr. McBrayer
has a host of friends and relatives in
Cleveland to whom the news of his
sudden passing is a great shock.
Services In New
Sunday school at 9-:45 a. m. Let
■ every member be present on time
Preaching in new church at 11 a. m.
by Rev. R. M. Hoyle. Preaching at
7 p. m. by Rev. J. E. Thompson both
of whom are former pastors.
At 3 o’clock there will be a special
service for women and girls con
ducted by Mrs. C. L. Stiedly. All
former pastors have been invited.
There will be good music at both srev
ices. All cordially invited.
The regular annual meeting of the
stockholders of the Union Trust com
pany will be held in the director’s
room of the. First National Bank of
Shelby on Tuesday, January 20th, at
3 o’clock p. ni.
FORREST ESKRIDGE, Cashier.
Mr. and Mrs. Grover Beam have re
turned from a visit to Glen Alpine.
Make Donations To
The Shelby city schools are grateful
jfor two recent donations made to the
! school library, which will aid in school
; work and will prove Quite an addition
j to the library collection. Roth dona
: tions came from the law firm of Ry
j burn & Hoey, but were individual
jeifts of Mr. R. L. Rvburn and Mr.
j Clyde R. Hoey. Mr. Ryburn gave a
; valuable setof magazines that will be
; very beneficial in reference work and
j also some books. Mr. lloey’s gift in
j eluded reference books t hat will be
j a g> eat eid in ‘♦♦bates and other
regular school work.
, The sthol library in a way works
j under a handicap and all collections
donated mean very much to the li
brary and the school. The library is a
verv important nart of the school and
might be considered under the head
[of enuinment. The regular run of
school work requires frequent visits
to the library in addition to the enter
tainment features. Perhaps there are
many more bo >ks of the several class
es that are not being used by their
owners and could be of much use to
the school. Such gifts are appreciat
ed and it is thought more would be
made should the attention of towns
people lie called to the matter.
Ground Is Broken
For New Ora Mill
Ground was broken this week for
the new Ora mill a 6,000 spindle tex
tile plant being erected by J. R. Dover
and associates on the Yarboro-Beatty
plantation on Brushy Creek two and
a half miles west of Shelby. W. M.
Welch, of Greenville has the contract
to build the ill ill and warehouse, but
the grading was sub-let to Sam C.
> Lattimore who broke the ground this
week. Material is being received for
the structure and contracts require
that the mill be finished and ready
| for operation in six months. S. L.
j Abee who has the contract for 46 res
. idences is now buying material and
will begin construction at once.
Lutheran Church of Ascension.
Sunday school will be at 10
o’clock in the South LaFayette
school building, with morning wor
ship at 11, and evening worship at
7:30, according to an announcement
by Rev. N. I). Younts, pastor of the
Lutheran Church of the Ascension.
Whether you are a visitor or res
ident in Shelby: whether at work in
the service of the Lord or not, you
are invited and urged to worship
with this church.
Sunday school at 9:45. The attend
ance has been increasing for the last
month. Let us begin the New Year
with a record attendance next Sun
day and keep it up.
11:00 a. m. Communion Service.
TO MY DEBTORS.
I am compelled to have an imme
diate settlement of every dollar due
me on insurance policies issued before
November 1, 1924.
C. J. WOODSON.
No man has a right to become of
fended because he is forced to pay an
At tho regular meeting of the
board of aldermen Tuesday night
of thi i week, corporate extension
was discussed arid it was agreed to
hold a meeting Wednesday even
ing at which time the board would
consider what improvements the
town could offer the outlying- dis
tricts in case of extension, but be
cause of other matters the spe
cial meeting-was not held, but will
be held later.
A delegation headed by .1. II.
Quinn asked that W. Graham
street be opened up, the property
owners agreeing to give property
for a street 5(1 feet wide and not
to erect any structure that costs
less than $1,000. It was voted to
open this street.
Glegg street will be opened to
Warren provided the property
owners will give the land.
Although “first Monday”, the first
| in 1924, was one of the biggest in
| some time from the standpoint of
I county people in Shelby' during the
| day little important business was
! transacted by the board of county
j commissioners in regular monthly ses
W ith the exception of the appoint
ment of township highway commis
sioners and other minor matters the
meeting was devoted to the current
J. M. Ledford was reappointed high
way commissioner for No. 8 township
and M. Fortune was appointed for the
1 Grove precinct in No. 4. C. G. Brid
! ges upon motion was released from
the payment of poll tax. The follow
ing countv bills were ordered paid:
•J. E. Causby, steel $15.10; F. H.
Lackey, work. $5; J. C. Weathers,
1 bridge steel, $2,804.06; Z B. Weath
I ors and Sons, material, $2,094.80; J.
M. Ledford, election judge. $6; Sam
: Runyan, burial expenses. S20; C. C.
i Wallace, bridge lumber, $14.50; A. L.
j Wortman, bridge work, $12.51; F. M.
■ Hastings, burial expenses W. M.
Hasting. $20; South Shelby Phar
macy, supplies. $8..50: C. A. Cabaniss,
bridge work, $6; A. C. Brackett,
bridge lumber, $72..‘10; J. S. Cline,
bridge work, $12.40; C. C. Wallace,
casket, $10.25; J. C. Washburn, bridge
lumber, $15; Summie Canine, captur
ing still. $20; Anchor Supply Co., ma
terial. $5.15: Shelby Hardware Co.,
Cash Grocery Co., $94.80; H. A.
! Logan, capturing still, incidentals and
| jail expenses, $185.30; J. M. Best Fur
niture Co., casket, $10; Paul Webb,
i supplies, $20.40; Paul Poston, supplies
$10.28; J. F. Williams, supplies,
i $12.05; Paragon Furniture Co., sup
| plies, $67.65; 1.. P. Megginson, sup
! i>lies, $5.05; Webb Brothers, supplies,
$4.50; J. F. Gaffney, labor, S29.25; L.
A. Cabaniss, salary and county home
expenses, $1.79.75; L. U. Arrowood
material, $9.40; Campbell Department
store, supplies, $8.66; Williams and
! Hamrick, supplies, $1.50; Germo Mfg.
Co., supplies, S199.50; Mitchell Print
ing Co., supplies, $67.60; M. A. Jolly,
trip expenses $12; M. If. Austell, trip
expenses $12; R. B. Kendrick, trip ex
penses, $4.70; Edwards and Brough
ton, supplies $20.25; Cleveland News,
tax notice. $9; Major Hopper, supplies
$41.13; Wilson, Berryman and Ken
| nedy, architects, $262.06.
T. C. Eskridge, inquest expenses,
• $27; Arey Brothers, kerosene, $29.25;
Shelby W. and L plant, $58.32; F. R.
| Turner, supplies, $5.05; Thompson
I Co„ lumber, $25.44; M. R. Rollins,
j capturing still, $20; Ellis Transfer
| Co., freight and drayage, $3.85; Irma
i Wallace, home agent, $50; F. D. Wil*
j son, capturing still, $20; Star Pub
I lishing Co., printing, $38.50; Shelby
| Printing Co., printing. $6; Wray-Hud
| son Co., supplies, $27,45; Washburn
Co., supplies, $4.25; Shelby Plumb
Co., work, $2.50; T. W. Hamrick, sup
plies, $1.50; Commercial Printery,
| printing, $13.50; R. E. Lawrence, eoun
i ty agent, $125; National Supply Co.,
1 supplies, $115.50; R. W. McBrayer
trip expenses, $5; Ellis Transfer Co.,
freight and drayage, $5.55; R. C.
Hicks, dental work, $2; Grahnm
Chrisholm Co., supplies, $9.20; S. A.
Ellis, supplies, $9; Irma Wallace,
home agent, $50; Ellis Transfer Co.,
freight and drayage, $12.15; Ramsey
and Smith, work, $1.25; F. L. Hoyle,
county insurance, $180; J. F. Roberts,
county insurance $91.
W. M. U. of New Prospects Meets.
The W. M. U. society of New Pros
pect church will meet with Mrs. W.
I. Sperling: Sunday afternoon January
11 at two o’clock.
All members are urged to be pres
ent as this is to be a special business
Mrs. 0. €. Dixon, president.
Gazzie Sperling, Secretary.
Students To Write
I.-, say Will be Published in Special
Marketing Edition of The
A county-w-ide < say contest to be
| entered by any grammar grade or
I high school student in the rural
schools of Cleveland County ;s an
nounced by r >unty Superintendent .1.
C. Newton. The essays will be writ
ten Upon “The Advantage of Cooper
ative Marketing to Cleveland county’'
and a handsome silver loving cup is of
Cored by T. W. H&tnrh'k and Company
for the best essay of the contest in
conjunction with the county market
It is expected that students from
every school in the county will enter
the contest, which is attracting quite a
bit of attention over the county. Pin.
graved upon the cup will be the name
of the winner anti the name of the
school in which the winner is a stu
dent, thus making the winning of the
cup a school as well as individual
honor. Literature on the subject, it is
announced, may be secured from the
county superintendent's office or the
officp of County Agent Lawrence. In
addition to the cup the winning essay
together with the name of the winner
will be published in the county papers.
Special Star Issue.
On Friday, January 30, The Cleve
land Star will issue a special Co-oper
ative Farm Marketing edition, devot
ed to the marketing of farm crops In
this Countv. In addition to the winning
essay, articles by leading farmer- and
others over the county boosting the
co-operative plan will be published.
Experts on marketing will—also con
tribute to the edition, which will br
scattered not only all over Cleveland
county, but in adjoining counties. Lo
cal and county merchants and business
men desirous of attracting the farm
trade are already preparing advertis
ing for the edition and at any time
nrior ter the special issue advertis
ing that is intended for that edition
should be mailed or handed to O. For
rest McGill, co-operative field repre
sentative, or the advertising depart
j ment of The Star with information
* that it is for the special issue.
Rules of Contest.
By the plan it is hoped to interest
I the entire county in co-operative, or
a better system of marketing for the
| farm products. Rules for the essay
contest as announced by Superinten
dent Newton follow:
—Minimum length of essay 2,000
2. —Maximum length of essay 4,000
3. —Essay must be in the hands of
the county superintendent on or be
fore January 27th.
4. —Essay must be original.
5. —Essays to be submitted by num
Get Negroes On Trip
To South Mountains
Jack Camp and Bill Davis, negroes,
were arrested in No. 10 township Wed
nesday night by Deputy Sheriff Plato
Ledford. The officer halted them be
cause their Ford coune had no lights
and after stopping them found eight
one-gallon cans in the car and a big
pistol on Davis. Five of the cans were
in a suitcase, while the others were
scattered around in the car. There
was no liquor in the cans at the time,
but all smelled of whiskey, the officer
states, and the negroes were presum
ably en route to the South Mountains
for a load, having told the officer it
is reported that they were on a liquor
expedition. They were placed in jail
following their arrest and will be giv
en a hearing before Recorder Mull.
In the latter part of December De
puty Ledford captured two Ford road
sters in No. 10, one with about 10 gal
lons of liquor and the other with only
a small amount, it is said. Those in the
ears, Charlie Ke»dwk. Dewitt and
Bryan Moseley, of Gaffney, were giv
en a four months sentence each.
First Baptist Church
Sunday school at 0:45 a! m. Fine
enthusiasm. If you are not a regular
attendant at another Sunday School
you are cordially invited to help us
in building a really great school.
Judge John P. Mull is the efficient
Morning worship and sermon as us
ual at 11:00 o’clock. Subject of the
morning will be, “The Juniper Tree’
or “The Lord Encourages His Se> -
ants.” Good music and a glad wel
B. Y. P. U. meetings at the usual
There will be no evening service at
this church on account of the opening
services at the Central Methodist
Prayer meeting as usual at 7:00 p.
Mr. and Mrs. C. J. Moriarty spent
Wednesday in Greenville, S. C.
Mr. Charlie Eskridge is on a busi
ness trip to New York.
TWO NEW SCHOOLS
TD BE ERECTED SGIffl
Bids Are Hrintr Asked on South Shel
by and Fallnton Hrick School
T!ids are being asked on two new
sehnnl buildings for the county, these
bids to be opened in the office of the
county superintendent J. C. Newton on
Thursday January 22nd. Fallston
which has long considered a new
building and voted a special tax a
vear or more ago for a new building,
hut postponed building for the time
being, will receive bids on a ten-room
brick building with auditorium, of
fice and library. The building will be
steam heated, plumbed and lighted
by the now light line which will soon
be constructed from Shelby to Falls
South Shelby is asking bids on a
brick structure containing 14 class
rooms with auditorium, domestic
science room, office and library, this
building to be heated by steam plant
and be plumbed and lighted. If this
building is erected it will take the
place of a frame structure which has
served for a number of years with ad
ditions made because of the increased
enrollment According to J. J. Blair of
the state department of education,
Raleigh, the News and Observer
quotes him as follows:
“We are certainly building schools
in North Carolina. Mr. John F.
Schenck, of South Shelby, chairman
of the school board, has just been in
here arranging plans for a new school
in that district to cost $50,000 and I
had to turn down invitations to attend
*-'> opening of two new school build
irgs in Burlington today.”
Abandon Car After
Automobile thieves working ap
parently on the accessory plan on
Tuesday night made away with a Ford
roadster belonging to Prof. Henry
Davis, of the high school faculty, only
to abandon the car after they had
taken off the radiator and attempted
to remove other parts. However, Mr.
Davis laughs last, and probably best.
The radiator was damaged by freez
! big a few nights nrior and the booty
secOred'bv the thieves may not prove
as valuable as anticipated.
The car was parked in front of the
home (>/ Mrs. Alice Lineberger, on
Sumti treet, where Mr. Davis rooms
and was taken away around 9 o’clock
in the evening. It found the
next morning behind « * city baseball
park, where it had been abandoned
after the removal of the radiator and
attempted removal of other parts.
There have been a number of petty
thefts of tires and other automobile
accessories in Shelby in recent weeks
and the officers are somewhat of the
opinion that the larceny is carried on
by one outfit and that when the iden
tity of the thieves is revealed all the
missing articles or their whereabouts
will be brought to light.
Negroes Die In
Chair for Murder
Raleigh. Jan. 5.—Kenneth Hale and
John Leak negroes, paid with their
lives in the death chair at state pris
on today for the murder of Charlie
Garwood, white taxi driver, of Lexing
ton. last August.
Hale went to the death chair first
and was seated in it at 10:25 o’clock.
The 1,800 volts of electricity passed
into his body four times before he
was pronounced dead.
Leak was immediately brought into
the death chamber and at 10:37
o’clock the current was turned on. Two
shocks of less than aminute each were
necessary before the negro was pro
J. B. Garwood, brother of the mur
dered man, who came from M >cks
ville, Davie county, to witness the
law’s retribution for Charlie Gar
wood’s death, fainted while the cur
rent was being applied to Hale, wh<
went to the chair first. Mr. Garwooc
was assisted out of the little octa
genal death cell to the open air. About
10 minutes later he was knocking at
the door for re-admittance so he could
witness the electrocution of Leak.
This was denied him. Warden Busbe«j
refused to let any one in after^^<sj
second man had been strappp1*
chair. J ‘
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LRAlSEWr'TIv WOOD SERVICE
The local telephone exchange comes
in for a bit of deserved praise from
Mr. W. N. Dorsey who had occasion
to call the home of the late Robert
McBrayer in Saint Louis, Mo., this
week. Within five minutes after the
long distance call was filed, connection
was ready for the conversation. At
another time this week connection
to St. Louis was secured in 20 minutea
and Mr. Dorsey thinks the chief op
erator Mrs. Smith, the manager Mr.
Arrowood and the whole force de
serve praise for their excellent serv
' ice. i