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XXXIII. No. 72
THE CLEVELAND STAR. SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY, SEPT. 11, 1925.
$2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANCE
IK, K, Wants Members
Of Masked Party Captured
Llan Denies Any Connection With Sensational
I Gang Delivery Here Tuesday Morn And Will
Assist Officers To Catch Men. Commissioners
Offer $50 Reward. Details Of Delivery.
The latest happpening in the sensational chain gang delivery here early
s(l morning, when Dillard Deane was released by masked and robed
■%h0 heid up the lone guard and after freeing Deane locked the guard up
Ith the other prisoners, is the denunciation of the act by the Ku Klux Klan
Id the Klan offer to assist the law in capturing the masked men.
Joe E. Blanton, chairman of No. 6 Highway commission, Thursday be
i distributing cards to officers over this and other sections offering a ru
rd of $50 for the capture of Deane. The circular also asks officer in
Iwns over this state and South Carolina to be on the lookout for the sup
T j |eader of the masked party and states that this man and Deane may
. found together. The supposed leader of the party is named and described
1 th" card, but officers think it best not to make his identity known to the
Lblic until' he is located. However, offficers arc very positive they know at
one of the party and he is named on the card.
The Shelby Klan No. 123 in an of
nal statement made to this paper
yS: "It is definitely known that the
asked marauders were not Klans
en, and as their act was not even un
wed by the Klan it is hoped that,
e men in the chain gang delivery bt
ucht and punished by the proper au
orities for their disregard of law
id justice and for their disguise
aking some think they were Klans
en. The Ku Klux Klan stands for law
id order and this Klan is sending out
itices to the Klans in the surround
g section asking them to be on the
okout for the men supposed to have
irticipated in the affair, and if nos
ble to assist officers of the law in
inging about their capture and con
Party Leader Was Convict.
According to officers the man they
:ek as leader of the masked party
as at one time a convict on the local
ing. Convicts at the camp during
e masked raid and delivery of Deant
uesday morning say that they re
ignized the voice of the leader, it Is
ported. This was learned next morn
g and officers immediately set out
i locate the man, but have been un.
iccessful as yet. It appeared to the
eneral public at the time that some
le in the party was well acquainted
ith the location of the camp and the
terior of the bunk house, and now
ipposition is that the former con
ct, being sought by officers, togeth
with other friends of young Deane
ought about his escape. In the re
ard card “no bones are made” about
iming the man and definitely stating
lat he was the leader of the party,
he reward, however, is for the cap
ire of Deane, but the card informs
lat a warrant has been issued for
ie other man and that he is watited.
is supposed that Mr. Blanton, who
sued the reward, notice, expects that
ic two will he together when located.
How It Happened.
a number of men, robed and
ooded, swooped down upon the Clev.
and county ehaingang within the
ty limits of Shelby about 2:30 o’clock
uesday morning, held up lone guard,
nlocked and freed Dillhrd Deane
irew the guard in with the other
risoners and locked him up. They
,er* made their getaway.
Deane, a young Gastonia mill boy,
'as serving a two-year sentence for
n assault, on a Gastonia girl, hav
if? been sentenced at the July term
eourt. No attempt was made to re
ase other prisoners, although there
ere 35 or 40 confined.
According to the story told by the
bard, Louis Eads, a native of Geor
*’ ac was UP about 2:30 o’clock and
Just called the gang cook to pre
lre breakfast and was about to take
seat in the hallway between too
0las where the prisoners were con
the blacks on one side and the
ates on the other, when a tall, robed
:ure suddenly stepped in the door
stuck an automatic in his fact
ordered him to throw up his hands,
a *iuar(* complied after looking be
him and noting that the muzzle
another gun was levelled at his
from the rear of the house. Out
e f'a(*s s»ys he could see walking
,ou' the building several other
. Dgures, some in white and oth
“Were after Ralph (Dillard) Deane
want him quick,” was the demand
c masked visitor, who relieved the
ar of his gun and keys, unlocked
' <>or to the room of the white pris
ers and used one of the keys to un
■ , eane’s chains from the pole to
i c a" the convicts were locked. He
'n, ^ two other prisoners, Ray
- r,'r,gg an<* Walter Mauney, send
■ie* t ,to the kitchen for files am*.
' r tools with which he forced the
convicts to file the chains off
*/.. nS?’s hands next morning
Fe blistered from the work.
ane, the guard says, was very
us until one of the masked fig
s epped up and whispered some
nis ear, the whisper t.npar
■lv ^hin? his fear..
' In unlocking the door to the room
; confining the prisoners, the guard
was somewhat slow and a cousin ol
his, who was spending the night there
attempted to help him, but was shov
! ed aside by the masked men, who older
i ed the guard to make haste as they
did not have all night for the job.
After freeing Deane the masked men
gave him the guard’s gun, threw the
guard and his cousin in the room with
the prisoners, locked the door, pocket
ed the keys and departed. The guard
called after them begging them not
to take his gun and not to leave him
jocked up as the building might catch
on fire, burning them all. One of the
figures replied: “Buddy, your gun will
get back, and we will see that there’s
no fire,” and until daylight, Eads says
he could hear someone moving about
outside the building.
About daylight, a negro passing by
heard the guard’s outcry and notified
Sheriff Hugh A. Logan. The sheriff,
upon arriving at the camp, had to
break in the doors to release the
At the July term of court, Deane
with his brother. Crawford Deane,
was charged with an assault on two
Gastonia mill girls, the alleged assault
taking place on an automobile ride in
this county. Dillard Deane, the freed
prisoner, through his attorneys plead
ed guilty to an assault and the state
accepted the charge Instead of prose
cuting for a more sterious offense. Hi?
sentence was two years.
His brother was convicted of sim
ple assault, in that he merely kept
the other girl quiet during the affair
and he received 30 days for simple
assault, completing his term last
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Lawson A. Wright Is
Dead At Age 77 Years
Deaccn of Pleasant Grove and Sunday
School Superintendent for 30
Years Passes Away.
Mr. Lawson A. Wright, lay preacher
deacon of the Pleasant Grove Baptist
church since its foundation and for 30
years superintendent of the Sunday
school at that place, died at his home
in the Beams Mill section September
1st at the age of 77 years .following
an illness of a year. A year ago ha
was paralized and had been in a roll-:
ing chair most of the time. . Mr.
Wright was one of the most highly
esteemed men in No. 9 township. He
Was always a devout Christian and
conducted more funerals at Pleasant
Grove church than any other man,
preacher or layman.
Mr. Wright’s remains were buried
at Pleasant Grove Wednesday Septem.
ber 2nd amid one of the largest crowds
that ever gathered at that church, his
friends for miles around gathering to
pay a tribute of respect to his noble
life and memory. A few years ago his
wife preceded him to the grave and he
is survived by the following cihldren.
Monroe, Pinkney, Josh, John and Fur
man Wright, Mrs. John Black, Mrs.
Luther Sellers, Mrs. Doras Sellers and
Mrs. George Champion.
Central Methodist Church.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. tn. Inter
esting classes for all. Preaching at It
a. m. and 7:30 p. m. by the pastor. Alt
the young people who are going away
to college are cordially invited to be
our ’’honor guests” at the evening
service. Let every member of our
church be present at all the services
Parents are urged to arrange for their
children to attend the services. A cor.
dial welcome to all.
Methodist Protestant Church.
Services for Sunday September 13.
Sunday school at 9:45 a. m. Preaching
services at 11 a. m. Sermon by the
pastor, Rev. C. B. Way.
The hour for the eevnin^ service
has been changed from 7:45 to i :30
o’clock. The pastor, will preacn «c the
Everyone is cordially inv tied to at
tend at! of ihe .JtJL
Call 1 ax Election for Double Spring**
School District With Consoli
The meeting of the county boards
held this week were featured by the
calling of a special school tax election
for the Double Springs district. Th«
election was decided upon by the
county board of education and tin*
date set and order given by the coun
On Monday, October 19, the people
of the Double Springs district will
vote upon a special school tax of not
over 50 cents on the $100 valuation
with the proposed idea of consolida
tion with Lattimore. J. G. Lattimore
is named as registrar and J. Bat*
Blanton and C. A. Hamrick as judges.
The election will be held at the Dou
ble Springs school building, and should
the election for the new tax carry all
other school taxes voted in the dis
trict will be repealed.
Bills ordered paid by the county eorr.
missioners follow: J. G. Watson, re
pairing roof court house $572.14; a.
C. Brackett, bridge lumber $22.80; T.
C. Mauney,, bridge lumber $20.80; J.
A. Buff, bridge lumber $32.25; L. C.
Palmer, bridge lumber $90.32; J. W.
Wesson, work at court house, $1.50;
Dr. Ben Gold. county physician
months $92.50; J. H. Brackett, repair
work court house $27.80; C. A. Cab
aniss, work court house $24.00; j. C.
Weathers, bridge lumber $698.61; J.
B. Blanton, nails bridge work $6.80;
R. A. White, bridge work $411.90; K.
A. Logan, release on taxes 1924 $34.34;
Shelby hospital, charity cases to Sep
tember 1925 $300.00; M. A. McSwaln
& Son, supplies jail $4; H. D. W’ilson,
supplies home $2; Cleveland Drug Co.,
supplies county home $1.50; G. W.
Peeler, commissioner $100.60; G. W.
Peeler, trip to association $35.00,
Webb brothers supplies home $42.63,
South Shelby pharmacy, supplies jail
$8.35; B. B. Cabaniss, bridge work $3;
Shelby Hardware Co., supplies $4.32;
Williams and Hamrick, office supplies
$5.50; J. B. Smith, expense to training
school $19.50; Paul Poston, home
$11.73; Julius A. Suttle, supplies
home $5.60; J. D. Lineberger’s Sons,
supplies court house $23.75, supplies
county home $9; J. F. Williams, coun
ty home $4.20; L. A. Cabaniss. salary
and expenses $229; W. C. Wright, sup
plies home $85,03; Wray-Hudson Co.,
supplies home $6.85; Bure Dedrnon,
capturing Still $20.
T. P. Eskridge, supplies home $48;
Arey Bros, gas $11.60; Nef Ramsaur,
plastering court house , $1.80.;. Jetton
Cary,j plastering court house $6; J. C.
Blanton, Work home $30; Cleveland
Newfel jjpyhfting $2; Cleveland Hdwe.
Co., Supplies home $232.97, supplies
court'house $1.65; H. A. Logan, jail
expenses $278.20, incidentals $6.75;
Mitchell Printing Co., office supplies,
$31.15; S. A. L. railway, freight on
car of coal $154.23; C. C. McMurry,
meal county home $7.50; Shelby
water and light plant, court house
$17.68, jail $14.25, county home $6.83;
Ideal Plumbing Co., court house $4.10;
Campbell Dept, store, supplies home
$52.65; Jno Hord .capturing still $20;
Plato Ledford, capturing still $20.00;
Irma Wallace, County Demonstration
agent $50; Piedmont Telephone Co
court house $18.80, county home $2.00;
jail $3.00, W. R. Newton $3.50; Majoi
Hopper, supplies $2.50; Ideal Ice &
Fuel Co., coal jail $9.23; McBrayer
Hoey Co., supplies court house .95c,
Ellis Transfer Co., drayage coal jail
$35.10; F. D. Wilson, capturing still
$20.o6; Blanton Electric Co., horns
$5.90; W. H. Blanton, home $9.90;
Star Pub. Co., printing $38.50; C. H.
Sheppard, deputy sheriff services $2;
Kentucky Elk Horn Coal Corporation,
coal home $115.65, jail $109.15; R.
E. Lawrence, county agent $125.00,
Ellis Transfer Co., freight $7.03; J. F.
Williams, home $8.60; H. G. Ware,
capturing still $20.00; H. A. Logan,
expenses with prisoners to Raleigh
$162.49; S. A. L. Railway, freight
$163.07; E. W. Dixon, deputy sheriff
service $11.00; American Disenfect
ing Co., supplies jail $71.75; J. Chiv
Blanton, work on home $57 60; Mrs.
W. J. Roberts, county ijiome $86.74;
E. W. Dixon officer; $85.00; Amy
Emanuel, court stenographer $60 20;
A. L. Powell, bridge work $16.35,
Southern Desk Co., seats and back.'
court house $28.15; R. L. Mode, oil
and pale ball court house $47.50.
Girls At Limestone
The following Shelby and Cleveland
county girls have enrolled as new stu
dents at Limestone college, Gaffney
S. C., for the opening Monday Septem
ber 14: Sarah Lee Hamrick, Boiling
Springs; Gertrude Herndon. Shelby.
Annie B. Roberts, Kings Mountain.
Mary Ruth Webb, Shelby.
Students returning from this county
are: Edna Parker, Shelby; Maude
Crowder, Lattimore; Tera Pinkleton,
Grover; Ruby Hamngtit. Grover; Vii*
jw Sa*tatt', Eti'L ____
5 LETTERS “H. T.” VISIBLE
ON SHELL OF HEN EGG
iHens must be “evoluting” of re
cent weeks. At least they are r.ow
j labelling their own eggs. Such
| would be derived from a report
) from Mooresboro, route 2, saying
I that Mrs. J. M. Irvin recently in
gathering up eggs about the barn
yard found a newly-laid egg with
the letters “H. T.” plainly visible
in black across the white shell.
The egg (s now’ on exhibit at the
store of U. S. McCurry and is at
tracting quite a bit of attention.
One of the ever present calam
ity howlers says that the “H. T.‘
so plainly visible must undoubted
ly herald hard times, but the “IT.
T.” could just as easily proclaim a
“Hen's Triumph.” Anyway its an
WACO TIKES STEPS
City Officials Authorize a Bond Is
sue of $5,000 for Electric Light
ing System in That Town.
Waco is taking steps to join the pro
cession of electrically lighted com
munities. Already there are 18 com
munities in Cleveland county supplied
with co-opferative light systems, sup
plying approximately 800 homes and
when Waco sells a bond issue of $b,
000, the first system will enter No. &
township. At a meeting, of the mayor
and aldermen Tuesday night of this
week an ordinance was passed au
thorizing a bond issue of $5,000 to
erect poles, electric wires and other
necessary fixtures and appliances so
that electric current may be obtained
and used in said town for the purpose
of providing electric lights and power.
It is planned to secure power from
the town of Cherryville where South
ern Power is available, only a short
Postmaster Wayne Brown was in
Shelby this week and stated that the
averaged assessed valuation of prop
erty for the past three years is $169,
172 and that the town tax rate is only
fifteen cents on the $100.00 property
valuation. The extreme low rate and
the further fact that the town ha3 no.
indebtedness leads him to believe that
a $5,0000 bond issue would in no wise
burden the citizens. W. B. Carroll Is
mayor, U. A. Black, Joe Kendrick and
W. G. Hord are aldermen and A. W.
Black treasurer! :
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Shull Car Flip* Over
INear Street Corner
Mrs. Shull and Other Members ot
Family Cut and Bruised. Negro
in Jail as Result of Accident.
The Ford sedan of Mr. Charlie Shull
driven by Mr. Shull and occupied by
his wife and two children, Miss Laluge
and Keith, turned over Wednesday
night about 10 o clock at the intersec
tion of Marion and Washington
streets near Central Methodist church.
Henry Guiton, a negro, is in jail in
connection with the affair.
According to Mr. Shull he ami h!s
family were just returning from
Wrightsville Beach and just as they
approached the corner up Marion
street a car, travelling fast, he says,
shot up Washington street and In
front of him at the corner. The Shull
car was either struck by the car di Iv
en by the negro, or in dodging the
negro’s car hit the heavy traffic sign
and turned over. Mrs. Shull received
a severe cut on the arm and was oth
erwise bruised, while Mr. Shull and
Miss Lalage received minor bruises
and cuts. Keith was unhurt.
Mrs. Shull was still in a nervous
condition Thursday morning althougn
she is not thought to be seriously hurt.
Guiton was to have been tried Thurs,
day, but it was decided to postpone
the hearing until more was learned
about Mrs. Shull’s condition. It is said
that the negro was drinking.
Opening Of Masonic
Temple And Special
Section Of Photos
The new Masonic Temple on the
Warren-Washington corner of the
court square will be opened to the
public generally at a reception
this (Friday) evening from 8 un
til 10 o’clock.
Recognizing the addition of the
structure to Shelby The Star Is
devoting a special section today
to photos and other matter re
garding the pride of loyal Masons.
Readers of The Star a«-e asked to
take note of the second, or Ma
sonic section today.
No children under 12 years of
age will be admitted to the recep
tion Friday (this) evening unless
accompanied h- ixutiii- >l *<laer
Jfe r. Oiu‘. II . - -
Do* Fanciers of Broad River Club will
Offer Prices for Best Dors at
Cleveland County Fair.
One of the outstandinR features ot
the Cleveland County Fair this yeai
will be the doR show, according: to
plans now being made by the Broad
River Kennel club, an assneiatiott
made up of prominent dog fanciers ci
this section. The dog show will hold
sway two days, Thursday and Friday
New quarters in one of the big fa’i
buildings have been'prepared for the
dog exhibits and the show is expected
to be one of the best in the state.
Good judges will be secured and those
entering dogs are assured that they
will be given the best of treatment
and an open and above-board judg
ing. The dogs sent in will be properly
fed and watered and owners need havo
no fear as to their treatment.
The show is open to all breeds, reg
istered and unregistered, but dogs
showing any sign of sickness or di
sease will be disqualified. Entry blanks
or any information regarding the show
may be secured from Thos. H. Os
borne, of Shelby, secretary and treas
urer of the club. The list of special
premiums will be published soon in
The Cleveland Star.
At a meeting of the club held re
cently the following oficers were el
ected: Billy DePriest, president; C. C.
Moore and Dr. J. R. Osborne, vice
president; Thos. H. Osborne, secre
tary-treasurer. Directors are: J. B.
Lattimore, B. G. Logan, Weldon Wal
ker, Stern Summie, J. S. Dorton,
George Moore, Y. L. McCardwell, S.
A. Crisp, Frank Lee, Ceph Blanton.
Holland, Killed By
Liye Wire Is Buried
At Poplar Springs
Cleveland County Young Man Who
Was Instantly Killed By Electric
Wire Buried At Old Home
The remains of Haymond D. (Whit
ey) Holland age 20 who was almost
instanly killed last Monday afternoon
at 1:30 o’clock at Gastonia by a thigh
powered electric wire, were buried
Tuesday afternoon at' 2 o’clock at
Poplar Springs Baptist church in No.
2 township. Young Holland, it will be
remembered Was an expert lineman of
the Southern Power Company aAd
Was at work ori a pole near Grayson’s
dtore on! Wtet Franklin avenue, Gas
toniaj when'nig foot came in contact
With a grdund1wire While & was put
ting top ia live wire oh ;a pole. Hol
land’s safety belt held hifh on the pole
after hia death-occurred'Hi* body was
taken down by a felloto Workman,
Eugene Poplin and after preparation
for burial, was brought to the home
of his parents Mr. and Mrs. Elijah
Holland in the Sharon community.
His father is a substitute mail carrier.
Young Holland had been in the em
ploy of the Southern Power Company
about three years and was held in
high esteem by his fellow workmen
as well as by company officials.
The funeral was conducted by Rev.
B. Wilson and Rev. J. C. Gillespie, a
large crowd attending the services.
Many of his friends came over from
Gastonia and a number of his fel
low workers served as pall bearers.
Besides his parents, one brother,
Frank and one small sister Mary Sue,
EVANGELISTIC SERVICES TO
BE HELD AT M. P .<^HURCI).
Rev. C. B. Way, pastor of the Meth
odist Protestant church of this city,
announces that a series of evangells
tic services will begin at the local
church on Sunday, September 20. Rev.
H. F. Fogleman, of near Greensboro,
a former pastor of the church, has
been secured to do the preaching dur
ing the series of services.
A number of prayer services wilt
be held in the homes of members ot
the church next week preparatory to
the beginning of the evangelistic
A. L. Stanford Closes
Revival At Kings Mtn.
A great meeting at the Methodist
church at Kings Mountain closed Sun
day night. For a week large congre
gations gathered twice a day to hsay
the great message from Rev. A. L.
I Stanford, of Shelby. It made a pro
found impression on the entire* town
irrespective of denominations. Many
of the business men closed their stores
and places of business to attend the
day services. The music was led by
Rev. D. D. Holt.
The real reason we're having earth
quakes is because so many people are
:he itoct Ageu
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Always F. E. Bowen, Lob Angeles,
had whittled for a pastime. So when
authorities sentenced him to six
months In Jail for some law Infringe
ment. Bowen Just went right on
whittling. Ho has made a ship In a
bottle, wooden chains, wooden flow-}
ers and so many other little doo-!
dads that officials think,' JJowaa,
feally does have some talent"
Ninth District Men Meet, Hear Re
ports and Addresses. Enjoy
Boiling Springs, Sept. 7.—The an
nual meeting of the Rural Letter Car
riers association from the It counties
of the ninth congressional district was
held here this morning. More than 100
carriers from this district, numerous
postmasters from some of the larger
offices in the district, and visiting cat
riers from other districts in North
and South Carolina, were present.
The carriers present represent
about 5 per cent of the carriers ih
this district, ;
Thos: S, Roaster c^f Bessemer City,
who is president of the association
ihsked D. J. Hamrick, local postmaster
to call the meeting to order. Prof. J.
Huggins, principal of the high
school here, made the address of wel
come in behalf of the community. W.
,AHen fiTCherryville, responded, in
behalf of u??rai,wie>ih-Re*uli.B,^eei.
pastor of the local Baptist church,
conducted the devotional exercises
Music for the meeting was furnished
by the glee club and orchestra of the
Boiling Springs high school.
The principal address of the morn
ing was given by Dr. J. H. Hinderlite
pastor of the First Presbyterian
church of Gastonia. His address was
inspirational. He suggested that the
carriers had an exceptional opportu*
ity for dropping a kind word or firing
the ambition of the youth on thcsr
routes that would later bring forth
fruit in the development of men and
women of the future.
W. C. Johnson, carrier from Vale,
made a report of the state meeting at
Salisbury which was held the first ol
August. The outstanding feature of
this convention was the spirit of co
operation which exists between the
carriers and the department. He made
a plea for a similar co-operatior,
among carriers. Governor Vance Haw
kins, carrier of Shelby, also reported
the national convention which was held
at Cleveland, Ohio, last week. The
idea of economy and good feeling seem
to have been the dominant notes ol
A big community picnic dinner was
served on the school grounds by tht
people of the community for the visit
ing carriers and their friends.
Addresses were made this afternoon
by J. B. Quinn, postmaster at Shelby
and by Walter M. Pence. The program
also called for a round-table discus
sion and for the election of officers.
W. N. C. League Will
Open Next Year
Lincolnton in First Plaee, Granite
Falls Second, and Shelby
Third in Standing.
The first season of the western
North Carolina league has closed with
Lincolnton winner of fifst place.
Granite Falls second and Shelby third,
while Newton was in the cellar posi
tion. All the clubs in the league got
through with a successful season and
are expected to hold their places next
year, during the nine weeks of the
.chedule sea-:on not game w« srained
Grading Between Shelby and Ruth,
erford Line 70 Per Cent Complete.
Bridget* 60 Per Cent Complete.
Although efforts were made to take
Highway No. 20 leading west out
Sumter or Marion streets, Highway
Supervisor Mitchell in charge of the
local office says he has had no orderj
to change the route from what it wa»
originally, and the grading is going
right along. Highway No. 20 will lean
out West Warren street and bon.'
north to the rear of Leander Hamrick
and P. F. Grigg, making a straight
away to the bridge over Second Broad
river. Two forces of workmen are 3tii:
on the road, one between Shelby and
the river and one opening the under
pass at the railroad near Mooresboro
and filling the west approach to San
dy Run creek.
Surveys were made to determine
which is the better route to follow out
from Shelby west. It was learned tha',
to proceed out West Marion street
would shorten the distance 1,200 feet
but the topography of the land would
necessitate a cut 1,400 feet long, and
the removal of 30,000 cubic yards ot
soil. The shorter route out West Ma
rion street would coat $6,000 addition
al, it is estimated by the engineers
The steel bridge across Second
Broad river through the Blanton farm
will be raised eight feet above its
present level and re-enforced to mak<v
it stronger. No work has started bon
this bridge yet but when it does it wih
be necessary to detour the traffic a
mile north to cross the river near tho
city pump station.
Bridge construction work on this
project between Shelby and the Ruth
erford county line is moving rapidly
and is said to be 60 per cent complete,
while the grading is v70 per cent fin
ished, although none of the grading
has been dressed up. Mr. Mitchell
thinks the bridge work and grading
should be completed by November 1st.
Contract for the hard-surfacing of
this stretch of the highway will not
be let until the road bed has thor.
Bulwinkle Hurt In
Congressman Suffers Broken Leg
When Car Leaves Road Near
Rockingham. Others Injured.
Rockingham, Sept. - 8.“—t'Taj. A. L.
Bulwinkle, of Gastonia, congressman
from, the ninth North Carolina #s-%
trict, is in the Hamlet hospital Buffer
ing witlj a broke* leg and badly bruts*
ed forehead as the result of an atttp.
mobile accident Which occurred tdniftht
about 9:30 o'clock near the Falling
creek bridge just outside of the lim
its of Rockingham.
Returning to Rockingham from the
American legion hieCTlMi ’tit Fayette,
ville with a party of friends, the car
in which Major Bulwinkle was riding
was held up by a freight train. Be
fore the train had passed, G. A. War
lick jr., Newton, drove up beside them
and invited Congressman Bulwinkle to
return to Gastonia with him, instead
of going to Rockingham to catch a
train, Major Bulwinkle accepted.
At Rockingham a slight drizzle was
falling and just as the car reached
the limits of the city and was about
to cross the Falling creek bridge, the
machine skidded on the hard surfaced
road down a 16-foot embankment,
throwing both occupants from the au
tomobile, which did not turn over,
righting itself as it came to a stop at
the bottom of the fill.
Major Bulwinkle’s right leg was
badly crushed and broken in two 01
three places above the knee and ho
was knocked unconscious, but was
soon revived. Warlick was shaken up,
but received no injuries.
Sanitary Man Is
Secured For Town
Mayor Weathers, after considerable
trouble, has finally secured Bascom
Martin (colored) to clean the surface
toilets within the town and he will en
ter upon his duties Monday. For some
weeks the town has been without a
man to clean the surface closets and
much complaint has been lodged, but
realizing that the sanitary department
is an important branch of the city
government, an increase has be«j\
made in the pay and a man secured.
The sanitary man will begin making
weekly calls next Monday and each
family that has a surface closet is re
quired to pay him 20c a trip. At the
end of the month the city will pay 2b
cents per patron additional. Mayor
Weathers feels that he now has a man
who will give the necessary gttention
to this job and asks the hearty co
operation of the public.
Ice Cream Supper.
There will be an ice cream supper
at the Broad River school house Sat
urday night, September 12th <»iv*n
by the B Y P T£ _j