IF IT’S NEWS, IT’S IN THE STAR
reliable home paper
of Shelby And The State’s
Fertile Farming Section.
Modern Job Department,
W ' - —1 mS
VOL. XXXIV, No. 14
Covers Cleveland Completely.”
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Where Industry Joins With
Climate In A Call For You, .
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, FEB. 1, 192G.
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday
\ By mail, per year (in advance) $2.50
I By carrier, per year (in advance) $3.00
City Authorities Consider
Sites For New Water Plant
Narrowed Down To Three Lo
cations Now. Work To Begin
In Early Spring.
Announcement may be made by the
(,tv at some early date concerning
th'* location the authorities will choose
for the site of the new water plant
A.- things now stand, there is sdi.it*
uncertainty as to exactly where the
plant will be placed.
Generally speaking the sites con
quered have been narrowed down to
two or three. One possible location i-.
a rite somewhere in the vicinity of
West Marion street. That would be a
c tral point, and from several p.
of view very desirable. But on the
other hdnd there is one major d: a ve
to ,.k to that particular location and
that is this:
It reposes in the fact that if th<
plant is placed there, a pipe line will
|,o run all the way from the mouth of
ll.ndricks’ branch to a point below
the intake for the new basis. Any in
take for the new plant, the autbori
t ,, explain, will have to be placed
above the point where this branch
flows into the river, for the reason
that it may carry sewage.
So that, with that positive fact i i
mind, it may be the new plant will be
entirely located in its entirety above
the branch intake.
A spot the city authorities consider
to he very favorable, is at Chape!;*
Ic o. Placed there, just below the
month of the branch in question-, the
intake could be placed above the m< uth
of the branch without much extern un
of pipe line.
A third location considered i- a
point well above Chapels bend, and
above the mouth of the branch. But
such a site is considered to be rathe;
far out. It is reliably said the aut or*
ifes do not believe the necessity ex
ists to place the plant at such a re
mote distance from the city.
The decision as to the location may
1-e made at some early date. Mr. R. V.
Toths, city water and light super in*
t'-ndent, said Saturday that work . n
the new plant will probably be started
in the early spring.
The new plant will cost something
over a hundred thousand dolars and
will he a vast and incalculable im
provement over the present faeilitie--.
The new settling basin will have a
capacity of 6,000,000 gallons. When
the fact is stated that the two settling
basins now in use at the old rrlant
have a combined capacity of only
292.500 gallons, something of the na
ture of the new plant may he com
Mr. Toms said the limited capacity
<f the present basis is such that waU)
is not given the proper time to settle
before going to the filters, which has
occasioned the muddiness which is
often complained of.
Aged Methodist Minister of Ruther
ford County Well-Known in Sec
tion. W'as Prominnent Mason
Rutherfordton.—Rev. .J. R. Car
penter, retired Methodist minister
and one of the best known men in
Rutherford county, died here Satur
day morning at 9 o’clock after an ill
ness of two weeks. He was 87 years
Mr. Carpenter has been a member
of the Methodist Conference since
1875, and has held pastorates front
one end of North Carolina to the
other. Since first entering the minis
try he has missed few of the State
conferences and, although on the re
tired list for four years, still main
tained his position as one of the lead
ing figures in the church.
Besides his church activities. Mr
f arpenter was active in civic and
; raternal organizations. He was
1 dork of court for Rutherford coun
ty for two terms and was actively
connected with other public affairs
in the county. He was a charter mem
her of Oasis Shrine and a former
district deputy grand master of. the
Masons. In addition he was a mem
ber of the Junior Order, Eastern
bdar, Red Men, Knights of Phythias
and Odd Fellows.
Mr. Carpenter is survived by two
sisters, Mrs. A. A. Hicks and Mrs
M. Z. Toms, both of Rutherford
Rev. Mr. Carpenter, was a mem
ber of Charlotte Commandery, No.
knights Templar, and was well
known in Masonic circles. Mr. far
t'°nter was active in the affairs of
the several branches of the Masonic
fraternity and of the Mystic Shrine
for many years. He formerly was
district deputy grand master of the
district Shelby is in.
Much Interest In
Hcey Contest On
F or Friday Night
I * *. ’ :t i - h 'in-'
.S-U' 1 ' ' • " " <■<-!'. \ in the b‘i»
";‘.l • v O < tori -:,1 -oH.-s-t f- r
r:' '' ’ ! ''r:'V' f' ■ f.l b ■
; 1 ! : . f th.i week,
file t <»n‘? 'f v. • I I.-, --a ,j in lb ;
cci;-ii 1 r ■ . ■ i 1 (:'L ■ riu,v- herb
; *>; '.I ;f-'u u..I i:irr■' crowd .>"
w j- : !i:i ' t'a Fu r- moth-.
' i ' N-,,.c -d to lltt •! ■!.
-far- th • our-'o r of. pdiof'n
. on:e: lfttr contestants has not
be. ! ;; - > (Phi, - v Slip r n
trr rli-r.i ■<". S'* '■ ;*m. Saturday
j .hr ; Pit rffoiv.' ii. the nantes: of
of :;t:y of the j-n rams. In.tha*
cor.,.yet on in- -advises school-;of
th i ourtty t-;at ti:nainys of in
! tuy-mr j ii-i sitt.iof.ts sfijrld
' ■ We1 n ■ of
TO'' ' . ;.f" thf JUtlfCfcS v/lvo
i "'ill .liei.de in th-- contest have
if not been made public:
Ti o S--!.Wybb contorts will
be lie-id later, it; try month.
I.'ncojn (aunt- Negrgas Discards
Old Hubb) And Takes on New
Life Partner in One Good
(it t! r.g a divorce in this day of
; fa-' changing customs i not a very
; hard ti nig in do. At least a woman
j got a divorce in Lincoln Superior
1 Court Monday, says ,1. H. Scronce,
; in less time than it takes to f?et a
: pair, of license and get married says
: the Lincoln County News. Anyway
i the i-cords in Clerk of Court Lea
i therhiknN office show that Martha
1 Phinx, colored, of East Lincoln Coun
ty. secured and absolute divorce
I from Her spouse Miles Pinx. while
: over in Register of Deeds Hoover
; office the records in the matrimonial
section of the temple there is re
corded a marriage performed by
K • j. D, H. Shields and Martha Phinx
is given.is the 45 year old bride, and
• Graham McLean colored man on
j the shady side of SO* the groom s
Those who folmved the days events
; at the Courthouse say that Carbarn
[McLean brought his bride to be to
I town Monday in his flivver, and wait
ed out in the lobby of the Court
; house whole -lie secured her divorce,
i which took less than half an hour,
j The minute the Court gave Martha
'her freedom she left the Court room
land meeting Graham outside the two
! proceeded to the Register of Deeds
j offeiei got license, and were married
; ;n the .Register’s office, leaving there
I f„r home shortly thereafter. In about
| a>i hour’s t me Martha, who was mar
| .fed to Miles Phinnx in 1895 and who
‘had been deserted by Miles for the
! cast Id years, had secured a divorce
j ffoin one man and married another
, or received congratulations and was
, enroute heme.
“Stop, Look, Listen,’’
Or Seek No Damages
Th:,i t.h«- John 0. Johnson classic,
fjii'itlwl' "Stop. Look, Listen” ob
s,ut railroad crossings, carries
a. piinti . a 1 i> the voice of the rail
road - upnosed to be heeded and
<,beveii. was borne out in a tiaston'.a
trial- the past week.
administrator for a woman
killed v. • n she failed to heed Mr.
,Ti .Lnsi n’s i lebrated advice, sued the
Southern Railroad for twenty thou
t d dollars damages for the death
of tin' woman. She started across
th,- tracks, in full daylight last year,
with a two year old baby in her arms.
Number t'irty-six swept up the
track's, and there' was a double fatal
'Air fivde R. lloey. of Shelby
rep re cnt.ed the railroad in the suit.
The verdict of the jury was that
the railroad' was not guilty of dam
‘‘"■P j. the second suit against th«
Uouthcin w.,n by Mr. Hoey in about
... „miiv weeks. Some two. weeks ago
ho ' l aded off claim aggregating
M'vent.v-five thousand dollars for the
death of ;i brukeman on the railroad.
The ma'-ter WU-: holding a lesson
nvodern inventions, “Now, James
.aid." “can you tell me one thing
importance which did not exist
■ty years ag'O?
••Mt.” was the surprising reply
; Special Stale Building Fund Ap-I
proves Big Loans to Fallston,
Casar, Bel wood and I.ntt imore
Mooting in .Raleigh last Friday the
Soecial Building Fund Board apnrpv
od a total loan of $83,000 to Cleve
land county schools,
Loans approved were divided among
Fl’veland schools as follows:
Fallston $30 000.
1 attimore, $0,000.
The total of S83 000 is 310,000
more than asked for in enort'.onfner.t
hv the county school otficirh here.
However th> division is somewhat al
tered. $24,000 was a kod for the
Ca-nr building and only 320,000 ap
. The method of thi building fend j
is lending approved amounts • to the J
! var'ous counties to b- paid ba< k in j
i installments covering 20 years with, j
j low interest.
The new building at Fallston and j
Casar have already been completed, i
according to Superintendant New
ton, and temporary loans were* made j
to continue until the special loan
was granted from the building fund, j
The $37,000 loan for Belwood will be
to pay for the handsome building i
Cow under erection there, while th
i Lattlmore loan is to complete addi
| tional rooms in the basement of the
| present building.
Covers 77 Counties
Applications for loans from the
Third $5,000,000 Special Building
Fund, which was set aside by the
last session of the General Assembly
for the erection of school houses
I throughout the State, were made
! from 77 counties and the different
: projects totalled 248, according to a
I canvas made Friday by the State
Board of Education, a Raleigh uis
1 patch states and the total amount of
! all the applications reached $6,415,
i The board approved 107 of the
j 248 projects affecting the building of
, 1,627 school class rooms in tin 77
counties. The estimated cost )ttr
I class room is $3,100.
The sum total of the amount ap
proved for new type projects totals
$4,652,000. while applications appro
ved for old projects amounted to
$348,000, or a total of the set $5,
The estimated average cost of
; eacli project is $25,000. A total of 15
per cent will be reserved in the state
Treasury until each project is com
pleted, the interest being payable in
Early Payment Here
As the Fallston and Casar schools
have already been completed in this
county the final move after the ap
proval should mean that the money
i for these buildings would be forth
| coming at an early date.
For Nearby Counties
Loans approved for counties
neighboring Cleveland were:
! Catawba -Blackburn, $30,000;
| Sweetwater, $28,000.
1 Lincoln—Iron $20,000; Crouse. $20,
! 000; Love Memorial $20,000; Lincoln
! ton. $15,000.
i Gaston—Lincoln Academy (cl,
$10,000; Belmont, $25,000; Mt. Holly
$45,000; Dallas, $45,000.
j Rutherford—Chimney Rock, $55.
(100; Hollis, $30,000; Harris $25,00);
| Shiloh, $20,000. __ — —
J. A. Greene Elected
Fort Mill Alderman
Y Cleveland county men in other parts
continue to take a prominent place in
1 public affairs. According to the Fort
j Mill (S. C.) Times, J. A. Greene of
I Shelby R-5, has been elected alderman
i from ward 1 and took his office with
! other executives last Tuesday evening,
i Mr. Greene has many friends in Cleve
I land county who will rejoice to leern
j of his popularity and position. He is
■ pre ident of the Ford Motor company
at 1‘ort Mill and is considered one of
the town's most useful and influential
cit ire ns.
Wife (with newspaper!: “-lust
i think of it! A couple got married a
few' days ago after a courtship which
lasted fifty years.”
Husband: "I suppose the poor old
man was too feeble to hold out any
"Pop. I’m quitting school tomor
"Why, sonny, don’t you like your
“Naw. Yesterday she told us that
six and six wuz twelve and today she
said it wuz nine and three.”
judge George W. Hu km ir. >oung
est judgo In California, n.<•«.•» out
Justice at AHiarty, near Oakland, at
$1 down arid Si a wee;.. 'Tins gives
the jioor rriait a <•- nas to }' a with
out serving a walMtt,". the judge,
Succeeded On Deaf School Hoard by
Shufetrd. Morganton Paper Speaks
Highly of Record.
Announcement was made from
R-.U gh last week of three appoint
ments. made by Governor McLean on
the board of directors of the N. C.
School for the Deaf at Morganton.
Mr. J. F. Barrett, of Lexington, and
Dr. James Morrell, of Faulkland,
v hose terms have exp'red were reap
pointed and Mr. A. A. Shuford, Hick
ory manufacturer and business man.
was apointed to succeed Mr. A. 0.
Miller of Shelby. Mr. Miller had served
on the board for more than thirty
years being one of the original mem.
be rs when the school was establish
l ong and Unselfish
Concerning which the Morganton
News-Herald says editorially:
“We doubt if the record of Mr. A.
C. Miller of Shelby, who served on
the board of directors of the North
Carolina School for the Deaf here for
more than thirty years—ever since
the establishment of the school—‘has
a parallel in the State. It is a rec
ord of long and unselfish service arid
one tlyit deserves more than passing
notice and commendation. Mr. Mil
ler's interest in the school, its activi
ties and advancement, has been un
failing through the years, and his
heart 1ms ever been attuned to its
needs. He has played a big part in
the splendid work that has been done
at this great nstitution.”
Out Cleveland Way
Shelby realty trading is stretching
out the Cleveland Springs road • like
the rubber string on a circus hall.
Mach day bringing spring nearer,
carries the announcement of another
1 -t bought and sold—Monetises sever
!•' the fag-end of last week the
Shelby Real Estate company saw to
too transfer of a half dozen lots in
ti t section opposite Kings place on
I bghway 20. These lots were sold to
Sheriff II. A. Logan, Messrs. 1). I'.
Wilkins, George P. Webb and R. 1..
Weathers, of Shelby, and two to C. P.
Wilkins, of Brevard.
As is noted in the above sab
realty dealers are pointing to the
fact that almost one-third of the prop
erly selling to outsiders.
Start Reading Today
“The One Who
In Each Issue Of The
A Big War Story.
Was "ili s IUi'lt lOnton I! f ire Mar
j-ianan.l Only 21 Ymrs Oi l.
Tlmmjj: Pays Her Tribu.tr.
Ml . Clyde. Powell, nee Hath |)( n
ti-n. Well known in 1 In ;l»y w here she
v.< rkt'H ns * u mgi tnh> r in the law
oi'1 ice* of ilm). B. T. Pull's for four ’
yet i died Saturduy at tie S'-elby
hospital following ;i iielici.it,- opera
tion. U.-i : e ii iin.-' wet— buried Sun
day afum unt n: - o’clock at Unit, t
Baptist chur n., a great thrum’' wile
eri.i-g I'-,. ]>::>' trim'-' t h-t \\ eel life.
Ti e floral offerin • v. ; It)»ire arc!
!.■ not if til; M' ?Sw It , rt.-e I til- hn- .
frit a 1 a week before her death. Blood
i.oiron (le\ilojed and all that medic, 1
skill could <‘o. woM n .I save her
A!rs. Powelp was ervly 21 y. ars of age.
She y.r.« '.the iin i ! of Mr. Beecher
Denton of I.a \v n.lai -. Two years eg .
h> r i nilher died, leaving surviving
her husband, popular mail carrier on
I .am dale route, her father, three sis
ters. Lilly of Charlotte; Selma ami
Virginia and two brothers, Fred and
Mrs. l’tnvtdl was a graduate of Pied- i
mond High school and a most consci-j
entious young woman, studious as a
student, dependable and trusty as a.
! .-i.ogrnpher. devoted as a young
| Christian wife. She was quiet in dis
1 position and slow to make friends,
hut was never known to lose it friend
'when that friend once knew her fine'
I traits and trength of character. AH
who knew her speak in highest terms
- f her splendid worth and the bereav
j e.ri young husband, fir.d the Denton
family have the sympathy of a large
j host of friends.
; Union church was over-filled Su;.
! day when her remains were buried.
Beautiful tributes were paid by Rev.
I). G. Washburn and Kev. John
Green who conducted the funeral se-c
Earl News Notes
Of Late Interest
|Twins Are Barn to Mr. and Mrs. W.
1). Hardin. Personal Mention of
Travelers in That Town.
((Special to The Star.)
i Lari, Feb. 1.—The Sunday school
■ her? is continuing to do good work
in spite of the inclement weather. We
realize we are now in the midst of the
winter season and bad Sundays will
j necessarily effect our work some for
Mr. Jim Austell of Blacksburg, S
jC , was a caller in the village this
Mr. E. B. Olive of Hollywood, Fla.,
'spent Monday, and Tuesday here on
Professor Moore made a business
.trip to Greenville, this state, Friday.
Born to Mr. and Mis. Earl Hopper,
Ji i.uary 21st a bouncing boy, Earl jr.
I Mr. O. C. Sarratt of Sh-iby, is the
j guest this week of Mr. and Mrs. \\.
Mrs. George Washburn of Shelby,
I spent last week in the village.
Mrs. W. 1). Earl who has been in
disposed with rheumatism is much im
Mr. and Mrs. John Byers and lam
jily of Charlotte were pleasant week*
lend guests of Mr. and Mrs. S, II. Aus
Mr. Anthony Luvendar of Durh.-rn
‘is spending a couple of weeks with
his parents, Mr. and Mrs. P. C. Luven*
| Mrs. Grady Bettis and children re*
turned to their home in Greenville,
S ('.. last week.
Mrs. K. H. Bepaugh and daughter
M'-;. 0. F. Bepaugh and Mrs. Bud
! Ilause returned Monday from a visit
ito relatives at Fayetteville,
i Born to Mr. nad Mrs. \V. D. Hardin
jlasi week twin boys.
, Misses Bailie, Freclove and Leiiha
Beilis spent Thursday of last week
ii: Blacksburg, the guests oi Mrs. Jim
1 Mrs. Hayne Patterson jr., of Pat*
;*".son Station spent a couple of days
oi the village the guests of her par*;
i rts, Mr. and Mrs. O. F. Austell.
Bury Mrs. Price At
Palm Tree Cemetery
The burial of Mrs. Levinia Price,
who died at the home of her grand
son, R. L. Price, in Cherokee, S. C..
will take place Tuesday at Palm 1 rce
Mrs. Price was formerly a resident
of upper Cleveland county.
She passed away at the advanced i
ago of 1*7 years, having been born J
January 10th, 1829.
“Yes, 1 am so sorry for her. poor
thing. You know her husband ran
away with their cook."
“Isn’t that terjble? And cooks are
so -carce, too.’ :
New Interests Buy Stock In
Lineberger’s Hardware Co
£30,000 In County
1 axes In One Day
• aturiiny was a good business
t,: V 'v■ t>1 Sheriff Hugh Logan's
1 1 1 ■ tv- taS' C Ueefk.ru.
!' 1 ■ Limit. .1 that aroun I i
’.ii.OpO in county taxes was paid
1 -’ring the day. Sheriff Logan
' t ie day collecting in Kings
."■ioit;it.i,n. suit the majority „f the I
1,1 rufn was turned in to Deputy
II. A ’i-;e-t* at t ie court house i
;"1 '• • is thought. The tux-pay
I m h Sat:;rda\ was evidently
i ■ aie t .a 1 tout through the idea of
iwe tin i; the p palty that goes on
hpaid. e xt - tei ■ a i ttw, Tuesday.
I eh. a i y ‘J. *
*■ ' I'll' < f the lie t tax col
i it. ,<•; die in • history of the
<- '-'nty: l v,u checks alone ran near
- t'" >. S-. far, it is estimated,
■'!■ mud j , county taxes
1 ' ' e In • i paid, leaving about
: tail,UPI) to be paid.
And the penalty .starts on
"Ground Hog Day."
Firtnk Butler Victim of Unknown
Liquor Hunters in Territory
Beyond Tolucn, This County.
Morganton, .Ian. .'10.-Frank Butler
war killed this morning about 2 o’clock
!t* Lis home, about 15 miles south of
Mo’ganton, on the Shelby road.
llu story of the killing as told to
officers by the? wife of th“ man was
that two men came to their home, be
tween 1 and 2 o’lcock this nrorrrng
and wanted to buy some liquor. Her
husband told them that he would go
w.th them to get it. He dressed and
went. When they returned she heard
the ear stop and heard what she
thought was the car backfiring, but
what was evidently two shots.
Her husband came into the house,
and sat down on the bed, and said,
“those fools have shot me." He fell
ovt r on the bed and died instantly.
1 he woman said she did not know
anything about what took place while
they were gone or where they went.
There were two bullet holes in But
lers chest, one bullet going through
The man drove off and the wife
dors not know their names. She said
h< r husband knew them and that she
would know them if she were to see
them again, but that she didn’t know
wb > they were or where from.
Butler’s body was brought to M )r
ganton this afternoon to be prepared
for burial. Besides his wife he is sur
vived by two children.
Artists To Paint
Chimney Rock Scenes
While in Florida recently Dr. Lu
cius B. Moore, consulted with emin
ent artists and arranged for a pic
torial scene to be painted depictin'*
Lake I ure and the Chimney Rock re
gion of Western North Carolina.
From this painting can be made
large* wood or metal board reproduc
tion, gigantic posters, and illustra
tions for newspaper advertising. The
demand for tropical scenes on can
vas in Florida, due to the boom
there, has attracted the best talent
of the world, and the services of sev
eral will probably be required to ex
ploit the Lake Lure mountain lake
In commenting upon the subject
Dr. Morse stated 'hat his executive
committee had recently approved lo
cations for several large scenic
boards on every important highway
in or leading to Florida, so that the
thousands of motorists and travelers
on train in and out of th< state of
Florida will “read as they rale,’* the
glories of asummer spent in Wes
tern North Carolina. It is expected
this will be the means of bringing a
large flow of travel to Western
Already the hotels and resorts of
Florida have been supplied with liter
ature and pictures of the land of the
sky region and, according to re
cently returned travelers, the chief
topic of conversation is the stride
and progress of the Tar Heel state
where solid values are emphasized
and boom methods severely discour
I)R. STORK INCREASES
ROCK HILL POPULATION
Rock Hill. S. C„ Jan. 30.—Dr. Stork
favored York county with 1,451 new
babies during the year 1925, aecord
i tpr to the report of Miss Emma I. Mc
Cune, public health nurse, who has
just completed a survery of birth
statistics and conditions. There were
843 white babies horn and *>03 Re
e«'»es. w_ _
J. I). Lincberner Retires Hut
Retains Interest. Masseys
And Nuchols Plan System
Of Ten Hardware
Shelby's oldest merchantile estab
lishment changed ownership Monday.
J. D. Liheberger’a Son, known also
ns the Farmers Hardware Co. which
enjoys an unbroken record of 78
year: in business has taken in new
interests and hereafter the business
will be continued at the same stand
ns the Farmers Hardware and Sun
ply company, an incorporated busi
ness with an authorized capital stock
of $100,000. About $40,000 is involv
ed in the transaction, according to
the retiring owner. Mr. .T. D. Line
erger who gives up active manage
ment to Mr. Henry Massey of Mount
Holly, Mr. Lineberger retains an in
teres' in the business, however, but
he will be on the outside devoting his
time and attention to other matters
for a few months before he re-enters
Plan ten Stores.
Those interested in the Farmers
Hardware and Supply Company are
.1 D. Lineberger, of SheUjy- H. S.
Massey, banker arid merchant of
Waxshaw, Henry Massey of Mount
Holly and Charlie Nueho's of the
! American Hardware and Equipment
company, Charlotte, Mr. Henry Mas.
! sey of Mount Holly, son of H. S.
1 Massey of Waxhaw comes to take
I active management of the business
today. It is planned to conduct a
wholesale as well as a retail busi
ness and one man will be travelled
ion the road in this territory in the
' interest of the new firm. The Mas
seys have hardware stores at Wax
- haw and Mount Holly and it is their
I plan and purpose to open a system
| of hardware stores in Western
I Carolina. The Shelby store is their
third in number.
At Same Location
No change will be made in the lo
cation or the business policy of the
new firm. The store will remain just
where it has been located since it
was purchased by Mr Linneberger
from A. P. Weathers and C. T. Hord
who' conducted the business for
twenty years before it was sold af
ter Mr. Herd’s death. Mr. Lineber
ger is the third generation of Line
bergers in the hardware i.nd imple
ment trade, so in the change in own
ship, Shelby’s oldest merchantile es
tablishment changes himds. A ware
house has been rented on the rail
road where heavy hardware will be
stored which with the four floors in
the present building gives abun
dance space for an enlargement of
Mr. Henry Masey who comes as
manager of the Shelby store opened
the hardware store in Mount Holly
two years ago and has been emin
ently successful. He is a hustling
young man, a former student- of
Davidson College and said to be a
business man of excellent turn.
Auto Loaded With Robed Klansmea
And Car Full of Blacks Meet on
One Way Road in Country.
Five automobile loads of Ku Klux,
20 or more men in full Klan regatta,
started west from Shelby in the neigh
borhood of 2 o’clock Sunday after
noon. They were bound for Boiling
Spi ings on an errand of mercy.
Half way over the procession came
to a narrow strip of roadway, through
which a Chrysler loaded with negroes
was traveling to the east. The driver
of the Chrysler, catching sight of the
white robed figures in the procession
ahead of him, threw up his hands
and yelled bloody murder, and the car
careened in a ditch.
A; the Chrysler hit the mud and
stalled, an aged negro woman jumped
out of the back seat, and exclaiming
“Lord a’ Mercy!” started south across
the adjacent field. One of the delega
tion that witnessed the sprint, told
The Star Monday that for all he knows
the old soul is running yet.
The Klan delegation visited a home,
in Boiling Springs in which the head
|of the household is serving time in
the pen. They carried food and cloth
ing to relieve the stress of want re
ported to be acute in the household.
I The big company, fully robed, filed
into the living room of the little home,
and as half g dozen wide-eyed chil
dren looked on agape from corners
and cracks of doors, Professor Ham
rick. of the Boiling Springs school,
addressed the Klan members an i
thrrked them for the contribution.
The visitors remained incognito, i,oti
i membei removing his helmet.