North Carolina Newspapers

    Thi'y don’t hold their peace “for
mer hereafter.” Five divorces have
already been granted in Superior
c ,urt here, says a news story.
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Shelby race followers are plan
ring to attend the Speedway
rints at Charlotte on-Armistice
tliv, and news dispatches have it
that several records may be
smashed. Locally a drive will be
made on that day for contributions
to the World War memorial here.
It would be odd if all Shelby’s
railroad dreams should come true
about the same time. An article
with that view is published in to
day's issue.
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Not only has the female a su
periority complex in swimming the
Knglish channel but it also show:;
up in the Shelby school honor roll
as listed in The Star tod^v.
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During ,he criminal term of
t ourt last week not a defendant
was sent to the chain-gang. Some
thing unusual that. Details of Judg“
Harwood’s plan are carried today.
The school children of Cleveland
■county will make contributions on
Thursday to a fund ;j create a me
morial to the county’s World war
dead. Today’s Star urges that par
ents also help swell the fund. Have
you contributed?
Several Shelby people will attend
the banquet at Charlotte tomorrow
night honoring a Shelby citizen,
according to a news item today.
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What about cotton, and the
price? The Star always keeps it*,
readers posted on the cotton out
look. Look for the -jureau report
today. r
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The correct date for the opening
of the newly paved Rutherford road
is a part of today’s news.
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Deaths, collisions, social events
school and community news— a
part of The Star’s usual news serv
ice. .^4*
Hig Store70 Tanks Have Capacity
uf 150,000 Gallons Gasoline.
Gight-stall Garage.
The Gulf Refining company hr>3
completed its mammoth distribut
ing plant on S. LaFayette street
near the Belmont Cotton mill and
the Royster Oil company which has
the distribution of Gulf products
from Gastonia to Hutherfordton,
moved its offices to the new loca
tion last week. The Gulf plant here
is modern in every particular and
represents a large investment. Six
large storage tank* nave a capac
ity for the storage of 150,000 gal
lons of gasoline, while on the prop
erty is also a large brick ware
house for oils and other petroleum
products. A brick pump house with
electrically driven pumps makes
loading rapid and easy for the fleet
of eight or more large trucks that
operate over the territory for the
distribution of Gulf products. An
8-stal) garage has been erected to
accommodate the trucks, while the
driveways are concrete and a steel
vnre fence encloses the entire prop
erty. The office is conveniently sit
uated and was occupied last week
by the Royster Oil company which
controls the distribution in this ter
ritory.
The Gulf business has grown
rapidly, each month showing an in
crease over the previous month.
More trucks will probably be added.
Yates Assistant
Penney iVIanager
I)r. R. Yates, of Rapid City, 3.
Dakota, an old associate of the
manager, E. E. Scott, of the J. C.
Penney company, Monday morning
stepped into the job of head man
at this, the local store.
Mr. Yates comes to Shelby boost
ed by Mr. Scott as one of the best
merchandising men With whom he
has previously been associated. The
new assistant manager and Mr.
Scott in the old days were both
clerks for the Penney company at
Hastings, Nebraska.
Lately Mr. Yates has been one
of the owners of * group of chain
stores in South Dakota. He was
previously in business for a time
m Louisiana. Although himself
from Indiana, his wife is a grand
daughter of a Confederate veteran
and thus he says he feels identi
fied with the South.
“I like the looks of Shelby,” he
says, “and think the town has
Kreat possibilities. The climate and
general appearance of the country
appeal to me, the district having
lhe look of my old home environ
ment”
Judge Harwood Shows New
Way Of Correcting Youth
*' or Firsi 7 .me In Years Not a Single Defend
ant is Sent to Chain-Gang. Gives
Boys a Chance
Judge John H. Harwood, presid
ing over the pre/tnt term cf.su
p«>j inr i o'-r; here, 'concluded the
criminal do ket last week and in
doing so established what barris
ter? here believe a record—at
least for many years. Not a single
defendant .was sent to the chain
ing. *
Just how ninny years it has
been since. the Superior court
grind did not increase the convict
crew no or.e see Is to remember.
There are those who say it has
fever happened before.
However. Judge Harwood wasn’t
wb-'t law-breakers term an “easy
fudge." Instead of the chain-gang
he introduced a novel method of
handling those convicted. As has
been noted bv this paper before,
the general run of prisoners be
fore the court were mere boys.
With a bov the chief aim of jus
tice is reformation', stern, sure and
leaving the example plain.
Report Each Month
Judge Harwood’/ r thod w/; b
the young defendant;* was this:
i’pon conviction he sentenced them
from one to two wars on the
chain rang. Then he smiling told
the defendant: “You’re so young
I don’t want to send you to the
roads. I'll just let you send your
self.” The sentence was suspended
upon one or two years good be
havior under good bond, the sen
ten *e to stan once the defendant
broke a law or a part of the sen
tence contract. Still the sentence
was more binding and in its added
detail had the new method. Costs
in the case were totalled up to
gether with what ever damage ap
peared in the complaint then the
judge v/ould order that the de
fendant on the “first Monday” of
every nrorth for an allotted period
appear before the clerk of court
and give him $10 to $50 each
month, at the time exhibiting
written statement showing that he
had continuously been engaged in
a useful occupation and that the
money was of his own earning.
Generally sneaking local folks
acouainted with court events con
skier it a praise-worthy method.
Little good, especially for a boy,
comes from sending a You'hfuL de
fendant to the roads. On the other
hand the youth with a sentence
over his head will not be so likely
to again become a law-breaker.
Moreover a boy who works regu
larly seldom has time to break any
laws. And Judge Harwood’s me
thod makes every effor to save
the boy and at the same time re
;niburse the state for all expenses.
One addition to such sentences was
that after the monthly payments
had eliminated the costs in the
case the remainder of the pay
ments should go to the school
fund.
Those Sentenced
Although -no defendant:' were
given road terms three were sent
to the State prison. Euzelia Jones,
colored, who killed Walter Gaines
last August was given term in
prison or not less than three
years, no more than four years.
Odell Eskridge, young colored
boy. faced the court on charges of
breaking and entering, larceney,
and receiving. He was given three
concurrent sentences of eight
^months, six months, and two
months in the State prison.
Horace Byers, colored, who
sprinkled his wife with shot in a
j “row" near Patterson Springs
| some weeks back was given four
months in the State prison on the
charge of assault with intent to
kill.
On Civil Docket
The criminal docket of tilt
j court was completed Friday and
some time given during the day to
the civil calendar. There was no
court Saturday and the session re
sumed today taking up further
work on the civil docket.
Prior to the adjourning of Super
ior court here Friday afternoon un
til Monday five divorces of the fif
teen on docket were granted.
At least 10 others will be taken
up before court ends the civil cal
endar this week, it is said.
Those granted divorces were: J.
E. Peeler vs. Annie Shuford Peeler;
Cynthia Adams vs. Janies Adams;
Edward Wilson Mollis vs. Eliza
beth Hollis; Nancy ivirkpatrick vs.
Eli Kirkpatrick; Clare Gallman vs.
Gordon Gallman.
Citizens of County Are I'rged that
Day to Contribute Some
thin!; to Fund.
With no formal program for .1
celebration on Armistice Day,
Thursday, November 11, citizens
of Cleveland county are urged to
make contributions on thtkt day to!
the proposed World War memorial i
here to Cleveland couty’s dead.
On that day every school in Clev
eland county will receive contribu
tions to the fund. Hundreds of
school children have already made
known their intention to give !
something to honor the memory of
their “big brothers” who marched
away never to return. Likewise
each school district will also urge
parents to make gifts in the name
of their schools.
The fund to date is of consider
able size and with the proper in- j
terest shown on Armistice day the
memorial should soon become a ,
reality.
The Star in supervising the me- j
mbrial fund plans when enough '
money is secured to get ideas- of a
tablet for the court square on j
which will be placed a bronze slab ;
with the names of those who died,
in service.
No unusual interest has been!
shown in the fund so far but it is!
thought that the general interest!
created by the school children this |
week will help. 1
Remember how glad you were 8!
years ago when the lives those j
boys gave made possible a new pe
riod of freedom. Do you not feel
as if you could give something?
It's a matter of county pride as
well as a personal debt to oncoming
generations and the memory of the
boys gone on.
Contributions may T>e left at The
Star office, mailed rn, or made
through your school on Armistice
Day.
Will you give something?
Mr. Holland Dies
At Mount Holly
Father of Mr. L. P. Holland Gf
Shelby, Passes Away Sudden
ly. Pioneer of Caston.
The many friends of Mr. L. P.
Holland of N. La Fayette street,
sympathise with hfm in the death
of his father, Capt. W. F. Holland,
who passed away suddenly Friday
morning at 5 o’clock at Mount
Holly of heart trouble. Captain
| Holland was 75 years of age and a
pioneer of Gaston county, prom
inent all over the county. Although
a retired druggist at the time of
his death he had been very active
in his younger life, at all times an
untiring and interested worker in
i religious and civic affairs.
Captain Holland was born near
1 Dallas in 1851. He received his
| education at Catawba college, fin
ishing in 1872. For awhile he lived
in Charlotte with hts brother-in
law William Pegram, agent for the
C. C. and A. raiTroad and then Cap
tain Holland often served as con
ductor on trains.
Returning to Dallas he opened
the first print shop in Gaston
I county and had the first photo
grapher’s studio there, turning our
photos known as tin-types. He was
captain of the Dallas Light Infan
try for 12 years and later captain
of Co. K 4th N. C. guardsmen. At
one time he was elected colonel, but
; declined to accept. He was a lover
of good music and organized a
band which enjoyed state-wide
fame. For a while he was post
master at Dallas. He was a deacon
of the Presbyterian church at Mt.
Holly for more than 30 years and
actively engaged in the drug busi
ness for many years until his ad
vanced age forced his retirement.
Number To Attend
Gardner Banquet
Quite a number of Shelby peo
ple will attend the Chamber of
Commerce banquet at Charlotte
tomorrow evening honoring O. Max
Gardner. Shelby citizen. The ban
quet will be attended by political,
educational, journalistic and offi
cial leaders of the state.
u
Bureau Estimates
17,918,000 Bales
At 11 o'clock tocay the gov
ernment census bureau esti
mated that the cotton yield this
year will be 17.918,000 bnles
! and reported that up to No
vember 1st, there had been
ginned 11,259,931. The estimat
! ed yield is about in line with
i what cotton men hud expected
and as a result that there was
little change in in the market,
The price going a few points
higher. If the gin rt port had
not been so larg\. the price
might have gone much higher
on the estimate of yield for
some had predicted from 18 to
20 million bales.
SHELBY SCHOOLS
TELL OF SHELBY
TO TEXAS FOLKS
School Pupils There Write For In
formation About Town. Stu
dent Answers
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Students in modern schools have
modern ways of studying- By the"
modern plan the geographies do
not tell the children enough. The
result is that some information is
gained first hand. ,
Recently teachers of the sixth
grades in Shelby schools received
a letter from Texas school child
ren pi the same grade inquiring
on Shelby industries. The letter
from the Texas school and the
answer made by a young Shelby I
student follow:
Lubbock. Texas.
Oct. 4, 192G.
Geosrranhy leacher ot Sixth Grade
Shelby. North Carolina.
Dear Teacher:
We are studying ahorf North
Carolina in geography. We cannot
get all the details of industries
and things that are raised in the
smaller towns and cities in our I
text books, so the teacher has ask
that we write to some teacher and
class in a town of North Carolina.
We find it no easy manner to
choose a place to write but have
finally decided upon Shelby.
I am sure the pupils of your
class would like to hear more
about Texas and other western
states than is given in the text
books.
I will tell von a few things about
oil’’ town of Lubbock.
Lubbock has a population of
anproximatcly seventeen thousand.
They raise cotton, grain, a few
fruits such as. peaches, cherries,
plums and apples. Lubbock has
.about seven cotton gins, a linseed
oil mill and a college, the Texas
Technological college. It has not
been founded very long.
The nupils of the sixth grade of
Lubbock would like very much to
hear from some of you/ pipils so
if you will please give tjiem these
addresses I would be very thankful
to you:
Bowlder Johnson, 2002 Broad
way; Ellis J. Ringuald, 1716
Avenue 2: Burr King, Box 747..
Lubbock, Texas.
Hoping to hear from some of you
soon.
Your friend,
BURR KING.
Local Bov’s Answer
600 W. Marion St.
.Shelby, N. C.
October 22, 1926.
Dear Friend:
We received your letter asking
us to tell you something about
North Carolina. We decided to let
each one select a different sub
ject about it. I am going to tell
you something about Shelby, the
city in which I live.
Shelby was named for General
Isaac Shelby, who fought in the
battle of Kings Mountain during
the Revolutionary war. Shelby is
seventy-five miles from Asheville,!
fifty miles from Charlotte and
about three-hundred miles from
the coast. It is located on the Sea
board and Southern railways and
state highways Nos. 20 and 18.
Shelby has nine churches, eight
schools, three banks, four building
and loan associations and seven
textile plants making novelty and
silk merchandise. Shelby has a pub
lic library, a standard hospital, an
18 hole golf course and a country
club house. The Eagle Roller mi\l
puts out five hundred barrels of
flour daily. Forty buses and six
passenger trains stop here daily.
Over half the population are
church members. The great Cleve
land Springs hotel is an all year
round resort. Boating, bathing,
tennis, horse back riding, horse
racing, fox hunting, quail shoot
ing and many other sports are en
joyed .here.
In 1920 the population was 11.609
but now it is 8,854, Shelby increas
ed 145.8 per cent in population in
five years. Shelby is now paving
Nearly Three Times ns Many (iirls
On List as Boys. Ninth
Oracle Leads Others.
The female of yie .species, even
in the young, seems t(' he brighter
than the male.
From a report issued from the of
fice of the city schools it is noted
that almost three times as man;
girls attained the honor roll dur
ing’ the second month of school as
did hoys. The girls placed 52'on the
list, while the boys were seem
ingly satisfied with 18.
By grades the ninth grade was
the leader with 25 on the list; the
eleventh grade was second with 22.
The monthly honor roll by
grades follows:
Grade 8, Sec. 1—Vivian Buiee,
Cullen Ray Gibbs, Kathleen King,
Maggie McGowan, Mildred McKin
ney.
Grade 7. Sec. 2.—Raymond Word.
Evelyn Dellinger, '.‘ary Alice Falls,
Lallage Sperling, Lillian Crow.
Grade 9, Sec. 1.—Lula Agnes
Arey, Mary Frances Carpenter,
Bunie Gettys. Dorothy King, Ruth
Laughridge, Ada Laughridgc, Min
nu LeGrande, Mac T.llcn McBray
er, Madge Putnam, Mary Fay Per
inger. Buna Rollins, Elizabeth R<
viere. Alice Sanders, Bessie Sue
Wilson, Robert Gitfney, Alex Gee.
Grade 9, Sec. 2.— Elizabeth Aus
tell, Guy Bridges, Robert McDow
ell. M. B. Brannon, Lorcna Belch.
Ruth Roberts, Bernice Shytle, J.
T. Dyeus.
Grade 9, Sec. 9.—Vernon Silver.
Grade 10, Sec. 1.—Lucile Bridge:;
Boneta Bifiwning, Kate Bridges,
Martha Eskridge, Minnie King.
Sara Richbourg. Ethleen Webb.
Viola Walker, Kathleen Young. Mi
lan Bridges, Billy MeKnight, Wil
liam Webb.
Grade 10, Sec. 2.—Melva Ham
rick. ’
Grade 11, Sec. 1.—Margaret
Blanton, Irene Bridges, Eva Go
forth, Lucille Hamrick, Charlie
Mae Laughridge, Alice James, Jen
nie Lee Packard, Maude Rollins,
Mary Brandt Switzer, Donnie
Sain, Novella White, Madge Sper
ling, El vine Barnett, Milton Loy,
George Richbourg, Lee Wray,
Brady Lai].
Grade 11, Sec. 2.—Roy Harrill,'
Troy McKinney, Nina Cabiness, Se
dalia Propst, Annabelle Lutz.
RAYMOND SPAKE
DIES IN WOODS
Twenty-two Year Old Son of Mr.
and Mrs. (’. C. Spake Victim
of Heart Trouble.
Raymond Spake, 22-year-old j
son of Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Spake|
died suddenly Sunday* afternoon
about 2 o’clock while hunting!
black-haws in the woods with a1
party of friends. While standing:
on the ground watering other mem- '
bers of his party and alking to
them, he suddenly swooned and fell
face-forward to the ground, life
leaving him almost instantly. A
physician and the coroner were
called after death and declared the
cause to be natural after a thor
ough examination of his body had
been made.
In the woods with young Spake
at the time of his dead* were Mon
roe Poston, Daniel Poston, Green
Philbeck and George Davis. Young
Spake had been in his usual health
and had made no complaint of his
physical condition whatever. In hi
youth he had a bad spell of ty
phoid fever and from the ill ef
fects of that diseas his physical j
condition has always been impair
ed, making it necessary for him to
spend much of his time in hospitals
and under the care of physicians.
The funeral will take place Mon
day afternoon at 3 o’clock and the
interment will be at Ross Grove
church, with Rev. H. E. Waldop
conducting the services.
Now York man who had not tak
en a bath for twenty years died
the other day. The average small
boy will agree death would not be
so bad after such luxury.
We often hear it said that good
roads increase the value of the
property they pass through. And
we believe this is true, but we fail
to see where the tax assessments
show it.
sidewalks and roads. Shelby has
two publishing companies. They
are the Cleveland Star and the
Cleveland News. We would like to
know something about Texas. En
closed you will find a small folder
which tells something about Shel
by. There are a few pictures, also.
J. R. PRUETT.
Sumpter School.
Much Skidding In Try-Out
Races On Charlotte Track
Spectators Getting Ready For Thrills In
Armistice Day Event There. Hartz
Sees Records
Webb Write* Up
Hi* Final Court
In Role Of Clerk
George P. Webb After Eight Years
as Clerk and Juvenile Judge
Is Leaving Office.
It will mean more leisure and i
little fresh air, but still there must
be a tinge of sadness in leaving an
office which one has held for eight
years.
George P. Webb, clerk of Super
ior court and juvenile judge of
Cleveland county, will retire on the
first of next month and will be suc
ceeded by A. M. Hamrick, clerk
elect. Mr. Webb announced prior to
the last primary that he wanted
to get out and wouM not be a can
didate again, despite the fact that
he was a favorite with voters and
could have perhaps been elected
several more terms.
And this week Mr. Webb is act
ing in the role of clerk for his last
time under the Superior court
bench. In intervals he is writing up
judgments that hereafter will be
written by another and in the mean
time Mr. Hamrick is “getting on to
the ways of the office.”
Practically all of the other
county office also change on the
next “first Monday". A. F. Newton
will succeed R. Lee Weathers as
register, and the other officers
will succeed themselves. The coun
ty solicitor’s post changes, it is un
derstood, on the first of the year
when P. Cleveland Gardner goes
into office.
Contract Let For
More Street Work
Wegners Secure Contract to Widen
West Warren Street or
Highway No. 20.
F, L. and L. J. Wagner have
been awarded the contract to. widen
highway No. 20 from the old city
limits to a point just west of the
home of Mr. Leander Hamrick and
work commenced this morning.
This stretch of Highway No. 20
has just been completed by the
state, the road being 18 feet wide.
Property owners petitioned the
city to make this street 30 feet
wide by adding six feet of con
crete on each side and the Wagners
wei’e the low bidders on this work.
Mr. Leander Hamrick who owns
considerable property along this
road has agreed to loan the city the
necessary amount of money at five
per cent interest, the rate of inter
est the last street improvemet t
bonds were sold for, until the city
makes another bond issue of $50,
000 to finish paying for the water
plant and this refund to the street
department money borrowed from
this fund to finish paying for the
water plant.
The distance that is to be paved
on West Warren street to a width
of 30 feet is about 2,400 feet.
Charlotte, Nov. 8.—Spectators at
the thrilling Armistice day sprint
championship on the Charlotte,
speedway are due to see the decis
ive battle between the conventional
rear-drive automobiles and the new
front-drive creations. This declara
tion was made today by Harry
Hartz. the youthful speed king
from Hollywood, who has clinched
the A. A. A. champrjnship title for
the year.
Hartz, circled the huge mile-ar.d
a-quarter board bow: at 134 miles
an hour in practice, using the same
rear drive motor that has won him
a fortune this year on the “roaring
road,’’ then pulled up to the pits
after battling on the turns in prac
tice with all five of the entered
front-drive motors.
“The front-drive cars of Duray,
Bennie Hill, Earl Cooper, Pete
Kreis and Dave Lewis are going to
be plenty fast in the 25-mile
sprints, asserted Hartz, telling of
fhe sensational speed duels be
tween Lewis and Cooper here at
the August 23 sprin: races. “But,”
he added, “they suye will have
to move over in the 50-mile and the
100-mile dashes because there is
going to be about ten of us with
rear drives who are going all fhe
way through with the motor wide
open.”
Fred J. Wagner, noted sportsman
and starter, talking in the group
of racing pilots with Hartz as they
stood with split-second stop watch
es timing the others in their tuning
laps, cautioned the drivers against
their terrific skidding on the steep
ly banked turns. Observers sta
toned at the curves saw one driver
after another flash through with
their tires smoking as the cars, im
pelled by the terrific momentum,
reared and swung sideways.
Because the American champioir
ship for sprints will be decided
here, the crowds of fans lined back
of the safety fences watching the
cars practicing have already seen a
sore of impromptu races. Frank
Lockhart, the youthful star who
won the two long races here in
August, has repeatedly tried his
powerful car against the others in
brushes on the hazardous curves
and fast straight-aways.
Two Cars Collide,
Woman Is Injured
Miss Bettie Wilson of South
Shelby has a broken nose and
broken ribs, Cary Hoppes and Gra
ham Dover have bruises and Miss
Wilson’s car is a complete wreck
as a result of a collision near Cam
eron Putnam’s in South Shelby
about 1 o’clock Sunday morning. A
car driven by Ralph Nanny of Chav
lotte struck the Wilson car head
on, in which she and Hoppes and
i Dover were riding.
I The Nanny car was driven off
but Nanny could not keep it in the
road and it nosed into Will Put
nam’s barn. Nanny who is said to
have been going to Cliffside was
arrested and placed in jail, charged
with drunkenness. Miss Wilson Is
1 painfully injured, but is said to be
improving.
RAILROAD dreams
MAY BECOME REAL1
ALLOT ONE Tltf
Sc .'board May Extend; Southerr
May Change Route, and I*. &
N. May Come This Way.
It's not likely to happen stil
there is a possibility that all o
Shelby’s railroad dreams may com.
true about the same time. Tha
seems to be the central topic o
recent rail rumors hereabouts.
For many years Shelby togethe
with the section to the westwar*
has dreamed of seeing the Soft
hoard stretch on across the moun
tains to Hendersonville and Ashe
ville. And for an equal number o
years, perhaps, longer, Shelby ha
had the hope of getting on a larg
er Southern system line. Then oi
later years business leaders haV
been seeking the extension of th
P. and N. on by Shelby to Spar
tanbug.
Oddly enough taik concerning a
three has arisen about the stun
time. Not long since the Seaboar
president made a visit to Shelb
and toured the prospective route j
the west. No one knows why hi
came, but since that time annoui
cement of new bridges along tb
Seaboard route have been math
and naturally there is suppositio
about the extension and visit. Th«s
came the rumor that the Souther
might change the Spartanburg
Asheville line by Shelby to replay
the present Saluda route. So {«
as is known that is only rum©
Now comes the wore: that the Piej
mont will be extended from Cha
lotte to Durham and from Gaston
to Spartanburg. The route by Sh®
by from Gastonia to Spartanburg:
one of those talked and somethil
definite in this taj is more easi
discerned than in the others. ;
It could be that all may blooi
into reality. Still it’s not so like!
However, out of :ne three She!
should gain one.
That ’s the general talk on t|
streets and as far as the man i
the street is concerned he is pil
ing for something to be done loci
ly to attract one of the three. 5
Cherryville Native
Goes in Bankrupt^
John J. George. Once Wealthy Te
tile Man, Desires To Start
Over Again |
i
Charlotte, Nov. 5.— Bankrupt*
papers were filed in federal co
here today for John J. Geor
prominent cotton mill man
Cherryville and a member of
board of trustees of Lenoir-Rhy
college. at Hickory.
Mr. George’s liabilities were 15
ed at $363,443.98 and assets §
$184,474. The petitioner
Susan Wylie, of Bessemer Cil
W. F. Johnson, of Bessemer Ci
and the Cherryville National ba
of Cherryville.
Samuel R. McClurd, Chariot
attorney, filed the papers.
The, bankruptcy petition foil
the receiver’s sale of Mr. Georj
mill, the Vivian mill at Chei
ville manufacturing automo'
tiro fabrics.
The mill was sold for $36,000 a
was valued at approximate
$300,000, Mr. McClurd said..
Lenoir-Rhyne college was
in the bankruptcy petition
of Mr. George’s creditors,
amount was $43,000, including
terest, Mr. McClurd said,
The indorsement
amounting to approxima
000 was given as OR3
causes of the bankruptcy
by the attorney. Mr. McClurd s
Mr. G°orge will not fight the .
tion, but “wants to clean the s!
and start again.”
At one time Mr. George was
of the wealthiest men in Che.
ville, it being estimated that
was worth $600,000 at the hei
of his financial career. The b
ruptcy hearing will leave
Cherryville man with $1,000 f,
home and $500 for personal p
erty, it is said.
To Open Road On
Wednesday 171
The plan now is to open H|
way No. 20 west on Wedne
November 17th, according to
Graham, one of the state
engineers. The road has l
ished two weeks and had
time to season so on Wedn„
traffic will not have to make
detour by the new water station
Dover mill, but cxn proceed 1
out warren street to the
ford town and cities. The road
Shelby to the Rutherford
line was completed at a_,
$44,000 and has been under
. struction this year and a -
| last year.
    

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