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VOL. XXXIV, No. 87
THE CLEVELAND STAR, SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESDAY. JULY 21. 1926. Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons 5y mai1, per year (in at»vanc«)-_$2.
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Chappell Is Declared Not
Guilty Of Immoral Charge
Verdict Means That Asheville Pastor
Goes Back to Church. De
fended by Shelby Pastor
Statesville, July 20.—The Rev.
Ashley Chappel, D. D pastor of th'1
fashionable Central Methodist church
iof Asheville, was found not guilty by
a church court which tried him here
today on a charge of Immorality.
The charge was made after Dr.
Chappell had been arrested in a dis
orderly house in Memphis last May
during the general confeience of ttie
Southern Methodist church. He was
charged with disorderly conduct by
the police who caught him when they
raided the house.
Dr. Chappell’s defense was that he
suffered from a physical aliment
which at times caused him extreme
agony. In a statement he said be
was taking a walk in Memphis when
one of the attacks seized him and
that he went into the house to re
main until the attack was over.
While there the house was raided and
he was arrested.
The verdict returned late tonigh*
by the church court of the western
North Carolina conference means
that Dr. Chappell will be reinstated
immediately as pasto>- of the Ashe,
ville church, from which ho was su.i
rtendj-d Ending the result of |the
The verdict was announced at 10:02
In announcing the verdict, Dr.
“The investigating committee has
faithfully performed its function—a
very distasteful one.”
Dr. Prettyman commended the
work of Mr. Pickens for the prosecu
tion and Dr. Boyer for the defense.
He said they had presented their
cases in the stroneest manner and as
true and faithful Christian gentle
Rev. C. M. Pickens, of A’.bimarle.
in charge of the prosecution '=-!l d
the following statement immediately
after the verdict was returned:
“The verdict of the committee is
entirely satisfactory to me.
“I was appointed bv the chorch to
this task which I did not want. I
feel I have done mv dutv to the
church and 10 Dr. Chappell.
“I have finished the task without
The doors of the church were
thrown open to visitors and news
papermen when the verdict w-as re
turned. Previously they had been
Approximately 70 members of Dr.
Chanpell’s church at Asheville were
in the church when their pastor was
found not guilty. They eavc vent
to their joy in a burst of cheering
which ended up with the sine ne of
“Praise God From Whom All Bless
ings Flow.” They gathered around
Dr. Chanpell and expressed their joy
at his exoneration.
He Is Overjoyer
Dr. Chappell was overjoyed. W itn
a broad smile upon his face he said:
“I never was so hapny in my life.
Mrs. Chappell, wife of the accused
minister, found difficulty in express
ing her feelings.
“I am so happy I don’t know what
to do,” she declared.
The Asheville delegation, which
came here to demonstrate their loy
alty to their pastor in t^e time of his
trouble, will accompany him hack to
Asheville in a triumphal journey.
The entire party will motor through
Defense testimony wa« neaixu uy
hero late today as Rev. Mr. Chappell
fought to clear himself of an accusa
tion of immorality before a trial
hoard of the Methodist Episcopal
After a lengthy cross-examination
of Dr. Chappell by Rev. C. M .Pick:
'■ns. prosecutor for the church, at the
beginning of the afternoon session
of the trial one witness f< Mowed an
other in an effort to establish the vir
tuous character of the accused man.
Dr. H. K. Boyer. Shelby pastor,
counsel for Dr. Chappell, sprang a
surprise by introducing witnesses
whose identity had not been previous
Case* Increase On
Close observers of the court would
usually mark time by seasons—
there being dull criminal season, and
a busy one. The busy season with
the county court is about ready to
make its 1926 debut, officials say.
An indication of increasing dockets
was on hand Monday, 13, cases being
disposed of before Recorder Mull.
The majority of the charges had to
do with the liquid condemned by the
Pal of Brown
Francis 1C. Knight. !»n. i . the only
.v'uv,', in- com pan ion of tin? famous
aa'nn 1 Irown. In Charleston. Mass.,
Knight may lie seen an.v dav stroll
lag in thr- snoots. as h„ believes
v? alkiner the best exercise anyone
OOaiil take. He began using tobacco
"ben he was 10 years old.
I’ink ( row s Store Destroyed By
Fire—Lfaf Hopper Injuring
Cotton—Twin Child Dies
(Special to The Star)
Toluca. July 20.—Crops are begin
ning to suffer for rain again in th:a
part of the section.
People are beginning to report the
leaf hopper in upper Cleveland. Some
say you can go to the cotton field and
top the cotton stalks and millions
hoppers will fly. People will soon
yearn to raise their bread if insects
still keep destroying their cotton.
Mr. Ira Sain and family and Mre.
Jimmie Sain, of Hildebran, were din
ner guests of Mr. and Mrs. Tate Cai
penter last Sunday.
Mr. Pink Crow, Jr., of upper Clevs
land. had the misfortune to lose his
store by fire early Monday morning.
About 6 o'clock he had been in the
store and had returned to the house
about 15 minutes before the fire orig
inated. He discovered the fire an*i
ran hack to the store hut was unable
to gc-t in. He opened the door and th»
house was so full of smoke that he
could not get in. He lost his entire
stock. Insurance carried wa- $7,000.
Misses Charlcie and Georgiana Sain
spent Sunday evening with their
cousins. Misses Mary and Lucy Sain.
Mrs. F. A. Boyles, Miss Gertrude
SScisin. Mrs. Walter Boyles and Mr.
Carlos Costner motored to Saluda
Sunday to see the little twin daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Greely Boyles who
is in the baby hospital for treatment.
Mr. and Mrs. B. G. Yarboro visited
Mr. and MA. S. A. Sain Sunday
Miss Edith Sain spent Saturday
night with Miss Selma propst.
Mr. Fletcher Sain soent Saturday
night with his cousin, Mr. John Sain.
Miss Yangie Willis is the guest of
Misses Mary and Lucy Sain this weex
attending the revival services at Cat
Mrs. Joe Bingham is on the sick
list a, th's writing. We hope for he.
a speedy recovery.
Mr. Charlie Ellis, of Miami, Fia.,
visited his mother, Mrs. Dan Sail,
Mrs. S. A. Sain had as her guest
Monday her mother and sister, Mrs.
W. F. Mull and Mrs. Walter Sain.
Miss Helen Sain spent Friday night
with her sister, Mrs. Austin Hicks.
Mr. Alvin I’ropst visited Mr.
Fletcher Sain Sunday evening.
Little Miss Mary Lizzie Sain, the
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Eddie Sain,
is in the hospital and was operated on
for appendicitis. She is getting along
A large crowd gathered at Hebron
church last Thursday to pay their last
tribute of respect to the body of little
Mable Boyles and to see it laid to
rest. She was the little twin daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. Greely Boyles.
She w-as born October 14th, 1924
and died July the 14ih, 1926. She is
survived by her father and mother
and little twin sister.
She had been sick for a good while
and was taken to Saluda hospital last
Wednesday. All was done for her
that loving hands could do but she
was called away. It is sad to give
her up and to be parted from her
little twin sister.
dies of moos
Rev. Pleasant Bostic, One Of Family
Of Three Missionaries Dies In
China, July 21st.
Rev. Pleasant Bostic, native
of Cleveland County, who has
been a missionary for .r!.r> years,
most of which time has been
spent among the Chinese, died
there June 21st, according to a
letter received here a few days
ago by his sister, Miss Judith
Bostic. Mr. Bostic was one of a
family of three Bostics who have
spent a greater part of their
life work in Foreign Mission
service under the Foreign Mis
sion board of the Southern Bap
tist convention. It is learned that
he had just contracted typhus
fever, a most deadly disease of
that country. He was hurried to
a hosoital where he would he
near his sister. Ml-i Attie Bos
tic and there he died after eight
Mr. Bostic and a younger
brother Rev. Wade Bostic were
working together in Pochow, the
province of Anhei, China, where
they were doing a wonderful
work. News of his death will be
learned with the deepest sorrow
bv his manv friends throughout
North Carolina. A fuller account
of his life and mission work will
appear later in The Star.
Works Openly On
Court Square Here
Small Boy Robbed At Water Foun
tain With Crowds All About.
Chicago has nothing on Shelby.
Not when it comes to youthful ban
dits and wide dpen robberies out in
the wide open spaces known as
streets filled with people.
A youngster, daring in his tac
tics, added one dollar to his treas
ury this morning by a robbery staged
at the court square fountain while
dozens of thirsty folks, seeking re
lief from the heat, plied their way j
about the spigots.
James Kendrick, young son of
Mr. Gus Kendrick, came up town
shopping for his mother, bringing |
along his wagon to carry home the j
nurehases. After the shopping tour he i
halted for a moment at the well to
get a drink. In his wagon was the'
groceries and a dollar bill that re
mained. After getting his water the I
youngster raised up to find the dol- I
lar gone and another boy disappear
Young Kendrick tearfully told the
officers that the boy bandit didn’t j
seem a bit worried and told him
before running off ch it he got trvv
dollar, but being stronger than tb? j
youngster he robbed a clean get-a- 1
way was scored. Officers have no;
clue to the boy taking the money j
other than that the Kendrick boy
would know should He ever see him !
again— and needless to say ihe young
ster is keeping his eve “peeled,” and
there’s blood in it. He was responsi
ble for that dollar to his mother and
't almost broke his !\»art to have It
Continue Construction 1
At Cleveland Spring?
Sewer and Wafer Lines Now Being i
Put In. Telegraph and Light
Poles Going Up On Projec:
Construction work at Cleveland |
Springs Estates took on a new an- of |
activity this week when a big ditching 1
machine was added to the equipment |
being used in creating sewer and |
water ditches. The sewer and water '
lines and being put in all the Estates !
property, and poles for electric and
telephone lines are being erected, i
Further construction work includes
the enlarging of the sceptic tank ami I
the preparation to pump the mineral
waters to the hotel.
Mr, A. P. Marshall, sales manager
of the Estates, is spending a week in
Jerry Runyans New
Court Officer Here
When superior court convenes at
the court house here next week the;
opening cry “Oyez! Oyez” will come |
from a new throat—that of Jerry
Runyans, of Earl, Sheriff Logan s
new court officer. Mr. Runyans for
sometime has been one of the shot*
iff’s most dependable deputies and
an officer held in high esteem over
The new court officer succeeds
Ed. W. Dixon, of Belwood, court of
ficer for a period of years.
Two Old Scouts Get Together
P!r Robert S Baden I’owe'.l fright). chief scout of the world and founder
of the Boy Seoul movement in (Jreat Britain nut'.s Dan Board, national
commissioner cf the Bov ;; outs of America Th*j attended the national
council of Boy Scouts in Washington recently
Cody, On Buncombe Convict
Gang, Says He Was Beaten
At Cleveland Springs
Joe W. Cunningham, of Sunford, Aid
To Lineberger. Riding Club
An addition to the managerial staff
of Cleveland Springs hotel. Shelby,
resort, is announced iu the arrival of
Mr. Joe Cunningham who becomes
Mr. Cunningham's home is at San
ford but has had experience in the ho
tel business elsewhere, is a brother of
Miss Lillian Cunningham, a popular
member of the Shelby city schools
faculty during the past school year.
Something new.itLthe social world
of the resort was celebrated this
morning in a ‘‘breakfast party.” • The
party was staged and attended by
about 30 members of the Shelby
Ridirg Club, the breakfast following,
horseback jaunts over the five miles
of bridle paths in the Cleveland
Members of ht.e party were guests
of Mr. C. C. Blanton, popular bank
er and horse fancier.
On Cleveland Farms
Shown hy Bank Payment*of Farmers.
Cleveland Farmers Have
(Special to The Star.)
Durham.—Seventy five North Ca>
olina counties are represented by the
3,126 farmers who have borrowed a
total of $] 1,497,700 for agricultural
Purposes from the North Carolina
Joint Stock Land Bank of Durham
President Southgate Jones reported
to the board of directors at the meet
ing held in Durham last week. In
Virginia 128 farmers in 10 counties
have borrowed from the hank a total
of $440,900, the report showed.
The North Carolina Joint Stock
Land Bank, operated in the two
states under the supervision of the
Federal Farm Loan Board, a bureau
of the Treasury Department of the
United States, is capitalized at $600,
000. with earned surplus of $100,000,
paid in surplus of $80,615 and undi
vided profits and reserves of $80,812.
24. It has been in operation for three
and a half years and the growth has
been very pleas;ng to the officials and
directors. The loans run for 33 years,
with semiannual |>ayments.
in Cleveland county. President i
Jones reported that there are 128,
farmers who have borrowed from the
bank, the total amount being: $28t,
200. The directors expressed their
satisfaction with the loans made an«*
with the splendid manner in which the
farmers are meeting: their payments,
which, they said, indicates a healthy
and stable condition among: the farm
ers of Cleveland county.
Mr. Edwin Y. Webb. Jr., has re
urned from a visit to Castalia. Mrs.
iVebh will remain with her mother, >
drs. Pearce who is ill in a hospital in
Declares He Was Struck With Revol
ver When Objecting to Whipping.
Held I'p Shelby Gang.
Asheville. July 20.—Officials today
denied the charges of C. Lee Couy.
| 21 years old, convict at the Buncombe
county road camp at Craggy, that h?
' had been maltreated by guards at the
| camp and that he had been struck ot»
j the head with a revolver during a
scuffle following his refusal to suit
I mit to a whipping. Captain L. E.
Revis. who is in charge of the camp,
and the county commissioners, on the
■oiher hand, charged Cody with set
The case is under investigation by
the Asheville Prison Reform asso
ciation, however, according to Miss
Maude Waddill, secretary. The as
sociation has been waging a cam
paign for the legal . boiishment of
whipping at the prison camps. Th<
practice is permitted now under cer
tain regulations, but officials of the
association said that they would not
rest until it was prohibited by
> ersions of l rouble
Cody who is serving a 12 months’
sentence for holding up a convict
camp at Shelby about six months
ago in order to free a friend, was
brought to the county ^ail about two
veeks ago with a slight cut on h's
scalp. He was given treatment by
Dr. A. G. Morgan, health officer.
Two versions of the trouble which
led to Cody’s injury ->nd to his re
moval to the county jail were told
today by the principals concerned.
Cody said that Captain Revis
threatened to have him whipped on
the grounds that he war. not working
as he should. Because he believed
that he was working a« much as the
other convicts, he refused to submit
10 the whipping. He was then over*
powered and whipped anyway, and
during the scuffle with three of the
guards was injured.
When asked to state exactly ho«
the out was made on h's scallp, he
“Jess Luther hit me on the head
wich the butt of a revolver.”
On another occasion, he said, he
was made to work while he had ser
ious boils on his legs. He admitted,
however, that he had not been whip
ped before the time in question.
An entirely dmerent version of th-s
story was told by Captain Revis and
Luther. Calling attention to the part
record of Cody to substantiate his
statements. Captain Revis reported
that Cody had given hint trouble eve*
since he was admitted to the camp.
“He has not been working as he
should for the past week,” he said.
“I tried to talk with him, but ft
didn’t seem to do any good. Then
one morning he picked up a pick
handle when we Jiad started to the
road and dared anybody to come and
get him. We had to overpower him,
of course, but we did not use a re
volver. The cut on his scalp was
made when he struck his head
against the frame of a window In
the cell where we were scuffling.”
Following the figlht, the guards
(Continued on Page Five)
City Awards Contract For
Sidewalks At Lowest Price
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Business Houses To
Be Closed Thursday
Another "half holiday" will be
observed tomorrow, Thursday,
afternoon by the business folks
of Shelby. Practically all the
local stores and business house*
will be closed during the after
noon following the recent agree
ment between the merchants.
Nothing of import is planned
for the vacation other than the
usual rest and aiuo tours. Some
will golf, others fish and motor,
while the major portion will seek
relief from a typical summer
Those having shopping to do
on Thursday are again reminded
that it should be done Thursday
$15,000 Realty Deal
Was Made This Week
A realty deal involving $15,000 was
consumated this week whore Exans E.
McBrayer traded a valuable house and
lot in Raleigh to W. N. Dorsey for 225
acres of land, well timbered, in Lee
county, five miles from Sanford and
i 40 acres of land, knowr as the Dorse.)
place near Polkville. Mr. McBrayer
takes the land and Mr. Dorsey takes
the Raleigh dwelling, ton-ether with a
certain amount of cash to balance up
i the transaction.
“Perfect Day” Here
(Special To The Star.)
Forest City, July 20.—At the clone
of “A Perfect Day” last Monday lot
ministers of Kings Mountain Presby
tery, their families and guests, to th'
number of sixty, a routing vote of
thanks was tendered to Mr. J. D.
Lineberger, manager of Cleveland
Springs Hotel, for the use of beautiful
grounds and concessions for a most
debghtful summer outing and get-to
gether fellowship meeting, thoroughly
enjoyed by all from the youngest babe
in arms, to the hoary headed grand
mothers and grandfathers.
Besides large delegations from
Rutherford, Lincoln and Gaston coun
ties the following wore among th-j
number attending from Clevelana
county: Rev.. H. N. McDiarmid, or
Shelby; Rev, Dr. I. S. McElroy ana
family, of Kings Mountain; Mr, v.
E. Neisler and family, of Kings
Rutherford county brought the
largest delegation of 25, with Gaston
running a close second. The outing
by common consent, was a decided
success and the day a most bright
and pleasant one.
Recent Arrivals At
Among the recent arrivals at
Cleveland Springs hotel are:
Mrs. Geo. M. Webb, Birmingham,
Ala; Mrs. Jno, Chestnut. Clearwater,
P'la.; Mr. and Mrs. S. Heiner, Mar.
tinsville. Va,; Mr. F. C. Adams, Car
thage: K. 1. Dean, Portsmouth, Va.;
Mrs. C. D. Monroe, Quincy, Fla.; W.
C. Knight, Carthage; Mr. and Mrs.
A. P. Marshall, Clearwater, Fla.: Mr.
Scott Marshall, Clearwater, Fla.;
Miss Emly Marshall, Clearwater,
Fla.; Mr. O. O. Moegnn, Lexington,
Kv.; Mrs. W. M. Failer, Charlotte)
Miss Dorothy Failer, Charlotte; W.
M. Failer, Charlotte: Mr. X. F. Poa
gue, Charlotte: E. B. Failer, Salis
bury; Mr. and Mrs. Jno. W. Bro*.
ham, Asheville; Mrs. T. W. Burt,
Macon, Ga.; Mr. A. M. Burt, Chav,
lotte; Mr. and Mrs. C. T. Souder,
Richmond, Ind.; E. T. Cansler, Chav,
Will Install Air
Pressure Pump For
Court Square Well
An air pressure pump will be In
stalled for the deep well at the foun
tain on the square. This was de
cided at a meeting of the mayor and
board of aldermen Tuesday night,
called for the purpose of opening
bids for sidewalk paving. Also the
pipe in the well will be extended to
a greater depth in the hope of af
fording a sufficient supply of water.
The present motor driven punvp which
gives a continuous flow of water,
has taken the supply as far down as
the pipe goes. By changing to an
air pressure system, water will not
flow until a spigot is opened and in
this manner the water supply will be
conserved. Work toward this end
will begin this week, stated Mayor
Over Ninety Thousand Cubic Yards
Of Sidewalks tu Be
At the lowest price the city has
ever been able to Ret concrete side
walks constructed, Mayor Weathers
and the Board of Aldermen last nigh*,
awarded the contract Cor » 060 cubit
yards to Zeb Weathers and Rons n“
per square yard. Excavation
cost will be 4!>c per yard. There were,
four bidders on this sidewalks pavinf*
(•reject, the next low bidder being .7.
C. Crocker and Son at $1.19 per yd.
cement work and 44 cents for »xcava.
t on. Other bidders were Foster-Co
penhaven Company and H. H. Thorn-,.
W'ljen the bids were opened the
contract called for; work to begin
within ten days, but it is learned tha*
the Wagner rock quarry will not he
W>le to furnish stone wittyn this
time, since the ouarrv is now furnish
ing stone to the Ely Construction
Company for concrete base street
work now under way and also for the
erection of the filter and reservoir
at the city’s new pump station. The
local quarry will be able to furnish
stone within six weeks -at which time
; the sidewalk construction work will
I begin and must be completed by De
; cember 1.
j It is learned that the street paving
program includes both sides of the
: new asphalt street in South Shelby
to the corporate limits, both sides of
Linebergpr street from the point
where it leaves highwav No. 20 to the
street (west side) to the new school
under construction, N. Washington
new Eastside school building now
building, Sumter street from La
Fayette to Suttle (both sides most of
the way): De .Kalk street (east side)
from Graham to Marion streets. Pos
sibly othdr sidewalks will be put
down if the $125,000 street improve
ment bonds issued for street and side
walks improvements will permit.
Dr. Wall Having Large
Crowd At Lattimore
Packed houses are going to hear
I)r. Zeno Wall of the First Baptist
church who is conducting a revival
at Lattimore Baptist church this week,
for the pastor, Rev. I. D. Harrill. The
meeting began Sunday night and con
tinues through Friday night of this
week Each night the church building
is filled to capacity and many will
have to stand in the church yard and
listen through the window*.* If the
crowd increases night after night as
has been the case the first part of tne
week. Mr. Callahan is leading ttit>
congregation in fine gospel singing
and Dr. Wall is preaching great soul
Summer School For
Colored Teachers On
i ne annual summer school for col
ored teachers opened Tuesday mon,,
ing at the Shelby colored school build
ing. A faculty of three teachers is
being employed and early indication*
point to a good attendance.
This school is put on jointly for
colored teachers by Cleveland and
Umbrella And Ring
Mrs. Yates McSwain is today offer
ing i. reward of $25 for the return ot
her lost diamond ring to her or Tl;a
Star office. Mrs. McSwain, is will be
remembered, came up town one day
last week to look for her lost parasol
and during the search lost her dia
mond ring. The disappearance of the
two articles has been considered:
unique and a wide search fails to re
Kings Mountain Man
Is Held Without Bond
Lincolnton, July 19.-Louie Johnson
of Kings Mountain, was being held
without bail today pending a hearing
tomorrow in connection with the death
of his companion, Miss Lillian Beattv,
15, of Cherryyille, who died as the
result of an automobile accident Sat
The automobile driven by Johnson
:s said to have collided with anotluc
Misses Burtie Gettys and Virginia
and Mary Jenkins have returned from
a delightful visit to Mrs. Burton
Mitchell in Mt. Holly.
Miss Ruth Bellamy, of Eastern
Carolina, will arrive Thursday, to be
the guest of Miss Alpha Gettys.
Miss Sarah Wall Tiddy, of Abbe
ville, S. C., is the guest of Miss Bur
tie Gettys this week.
Miss Kathleen Hord has returned
home after spending u few days with
i.ei cousin, Miss Roberta Royster at