VOL. XXXIV, No. 34
SHELBY, N. O. MONDAY, MARCH 21, 1927. Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoon*®**e" r(,"‘
Springtime is officially here, ac
cording to the astronomers.
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Take a shot at the questions and
answers today. There was a mis
take in the last list of answers
See if there is today
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Publicity usually helps things,
|lUt it ruined cock-fighting in this
state, says an INS dispatch.
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Two couples married more than
50 years are named in this issue.
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Shelby has a pedestrian who in
tends to attain fame by his walk
ing prowess—read about him today.
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The Star today presents a sum
mary of the changes brought about
by the new state game law.
Frank Lindsay, whose wife died
recently, has been given a parole.
The Lindsay story is one of
tragedy all the way through.
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The training school here last
week was a success, leaders say.
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The Shelby High baseball season
i- on. Two games last week, three
this week. Keep up with the Highs
through The Star.
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No Federal court was held here
today, but the regular grind will get
under way tomorrow.
Shelby students continue to get
high honor at college. A Shelby girl
is now secretary of students gov
ernment at Converse.
Bov Caught With Crr Here Takes
Down Door. Got Away From
Jail Here Once.
David White, nabbed here last
week with a car stolen in Charlotte
has escaped detention quarters
there. It will be remembered that
thjs is the youth's second escape
About one year ago he was charged
with getting a Kings Mountain car
here. After being caught in York
and returned here he made his es
A Charlotte dispatch says of his
“Removing the pins from the
hinges of the door of a detention
room on the third floor of the wel
fare building, on municipal square,
David White, 14-year-old boy, alleg
ed automobile thief, perfected a
successful escape late yesterday.
"After removing the hinge pins,
White found no difficulty in re
moving the heavy door. There wag
no one in the welfare office when
thn escape was made, and the youtll
walked from the building and to
fr"'''4om without being seen.
“The welfare office was closed
about 4:30 p. m. and the youth
was in the detention room at that
time, M. M. Grey, welfare superin
tendent said. When Mr. Grey went
to the office later in the afternoon,
he discovered the door removed and
the boy gone.
“White was arrested in Shelby
several days ago for the alleged
theft of an automobile belonging to
Israel Schwartz, of Charlotte. The
vonth said his home was in Rock
Hill, S. C.
“No trace of him had been found
last night. Police here were noti
fied of the escape of Mr. Grey os
well as officers in Rock Hill and
other nearby towns.”
Good Record Made
By Shelby School
In the recent state-wide Latin
contest of high schools Shelby re
ived one of the highest ratings in
Supt. I. C. Griffin has received
tW' following letter from Edgar B.
Jenkins, of the University Latin
“The Latin department wishes to
express its appreciation for the in
terest shown by your school in the
recent Latin contest and to com
mend the excellent work in the pa
pers, which reflect credit on the
system of training used by the
Latin teacher and upon the pupils
themselves. You see from the news
papers that the rank of Shelby is
among the highest. We trust that
your school will be represented in
the contest next year.”
(By Jnu. F. Clartt and Co.)
Cotton was quoted on New oYork
exchange at 11 o’clock today:
March 14:30; May 14.40; July 14.51;
October 14.14; December 14.92.
New York, Mar. 21.—Liverpool
1-:15 p. m. May and July 4 Ameri
can points lower than due, October
as due, spot sales 6,000. Middling
•Southern weather: Last night
clear west; cloudy central; part
cloudy east. .72 rain at Memphis,
L42 at Shreveport, scattered show
ers in Texas.
Manchester cable reports good.
Inquiry with fair turnover for week
hut aggregate was less than pre
MSE 2 COUPLES
I HALF CENTUSV
Kistlcrs Married 60 Years; Rack
ards a 7 Years. Both Couples
Still Able to Work.
From thernany reports coming
in to The ^ftar, Cleveland county
must have a large number of 60
years-married couples. Among the
recent reports are several couples
married far over 50 years.
The two latest reported, Mr. and
Mrs. .1. J. Kistler, and Mr. and Mis
Charlie Rackard, have been married
60 and 57 years respectively.
Mr. Kistler was married to
Miss Lucinda Nolan in February]
1867. This happy couple now lives
on Belwood R-l, and both are still
able to go about and do their
Mr. Rackard, who now lives at
Lawndale, was married to Miss
Martha Abernethy 57 years ago
last December 14. 'They both have
good health now and are able to do
considerable work. Mr. Rackard
was born in New York 77 years
ago and Mrs. Rackard at Hickory
71 years ago.
Mrs. Fred Borders
Dies At Age 33 Years
Former Charlotte Lady, Miss Patsy
Davis Was Buried Friday at
The funeral and interment of Mrs
Fred Borders took place Friday aft
ernoon at 2 o’clock at Elizabeth
Baptist church two miles east of
Shelby, the services being conduct
ed by her pastor, Rev. H. E. Wal
drop assisted by Rev. ZOno Wall.
Mrs. Borders died here Thursday
after an illness of two years during
which time she underwent treat
ment in the Shelby hospital and in
Charlotte hospitals. She was only
33 years of age and before marri
age was Miss Patsy Davis. Last
year they lived near Patterson
Springs but have been living in
Shelby since the first of the year.
Mrs. Borders is survived by her
husband, formerly of Charlotte,
and four small children, Fred jr.,
Mike Brown, Nannie May, and
Dorothy Evelyn. Surviving brothers
and sisters are: Mrs. C. F. Findley,
Charlotte; Mrs. J. W. Miller, Har
risburg; Frank Davis, Raleigh; W.
Lester Davis. Mooresville; Mrs. R
R. Griffin, Charlotte, and James
Brown Davis, Charlotte, Mrs. Bor
ders parents, Mr. and Mrs. C.
Brown Davis of Mooresville, also
New Beauty Shop
Interesting news, this—to the la
dies who are beautiful and want to
stay that way, and also to those
well, nature had only so much to
hand out and commercial America
added the beauty shops.
The Frances Beauty Shop, to be
operated by Misses Mildred Da
vies and Lillian RudasilT, will open
tomorrow in the new Royster build
ing, corner Warren and Washing
ton streets, in Rooms 30-32. The
new shop will be up-fo-date and
thoroughly equipped for the patron
age of milady, it is announced.
Misses Davies and Rudasul op
erated the Almideau Beauty shoppe
in Orlando, Florida, during the past
winter. Miss Davies is a graduate
of the Burnham and Marinello
courses and operated a beauty shop
in Kansas City for three years prior
to going to Orlando. Miss Rudasill,
whose homo is in Shelby, is weil
known over the entire town and for
that reason will be a valuable part
ner for Miss Davies as well as be
ing experienced in beauty shop
work through her connection with
the Orlando shop.
Charles Hendrick has taken the
step. You know Hendrick. He
used to be at Suttle’s. Now he is
with the American Railway express
company. Kverybody likes Hendrick
Well, Saturday night at Gaffney,
S. C., he took the biggest step of
his youthful career. The young lady
was Miss Vera Delahay, of Forest
Monday morning everybody was
shaking Hendrick by the hand and
wishing him and his bride all that s
well and fine in life. The happy
couple will live in Shelby.
Of 1,000 bushels of sweet pota
toes stored by M. B. Sample of
Pasquotank county last w’inter,
less than two per cent were found
to be unfit for food. Mr. Sample
built his house last fall.
Correct this sentence: “I don’t
care to be bothered with the re
sponsibility of a large income.
Can You Answer
This One? Try
Who operated the first mov
ing picture show in Shelby?
Hurry up and answer, that's
an easy one. But that is mov
ing along too fast. The ques
tion above is one of those
asked in the “Now You Ask •
One’’ list in Around Our Town i
today. Try them.
The first list of questions ap
pearing in The Star last issue
attracted considerable atten
tion. It’s the latest newspaper
fad asking and answering
questions. The ones asked in
The Star cover Shelby and
Cleveland county history. If
you don’t know them you
should. But maybe you do.
Anyway, try the ones appear
And, remember, the idea of
the thing if “Now You Ask
One.” If you are interested
why not send in a list of 10
questions ? Perhaps all your
list will not be used, but part
or the questions will.
Answer these today, then ask
, The regular term of United
States district court scheduled to
convene here today did not open its
! grind this morning, convening only
to adjourn until tomorrow morning.
The court was postponed for one
day so that Judge E. Y. Webb, who
attended the funeral of his brother
in-law, J. A. Darwin, in Athens,
Ga., might have time to reach Shel
by. The funeral was held there Sun
Court officials were here Monday
and the court was convened and ad
journed by the marshall. The new
district attorney, T. J. Harkins, ar.d
the new clerk J. Y. Jordan, are ex
pected this afternoon.
TO HOLD REVIVAL
Dr. L. R. Scarborough Secured For
Revival Meeting Here at First
Baptist Church in June.
Dr. L. R. Scarborough, president
of the Siuthwestern Theological
seminary at Seminary Hill, Texas,
has been secured by Dr. Zeno Wall,
pastor of the First Baptist church
to hold a revival meeting here be
ginning June 26th and continuing
through July 10th. Dr. Wall con
siders himself fortunate in findirg
a man of Dr. Scarborough’s calibre
and consecration for he is consider
ed one of the most widely knowr.
men in the South and one of the
most eloquent and powerful pupil
orators in the Southern Baptist
The Southwestern Theoligical
seminary of which Dr. Scarborough
is president is the most largely at
tended seminary in the world and
many of the students are attracted
there by Dr. Scarborough’s wonder
ful personality and consecration.
He is the author of more than a
dozen religious books which have
had a wonderful sale. Dr Scar
borough is remembered as the di
rector of the Seventy-five million
campaign which established a new
record in Baptist organization.
A Converse Leader
Shelby Girls Receive Outstanding
Honors at College. Miss
Roberts Also Named.
Shelby High graduates are tak
ing leading roles in the collegiate
world. Last week a Shelby boy was
named student head at Davidson,
and now the reports is that Shelby
girls at Converse are receiving out
Miss Caroline Blanton, brilliant
daughter of Mr. ad Mrs. George'
Blaton, has been elected secetary
of the student government of the
college f.or next year, it is learned.
Miss Blanton is a sophomore now
and the honor is one of the highest j
that can be awarded a member cf
Miss Minnie Eddins Roberts, at
tractive daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
W. J. Roberts, and also a Shelby
High graduate, was elected presi
dent of one of the dormitories. Miss
Roberts is in her third year.
- This is the time of the year that
we doubt the advent of spring.
Our idea of a foolish question:
“What is my bank balance today ?'■
Publicity Ends Cock Fights
In This State; Fans Hurt
And Promoters Disappointed
(Henry Lesesne, INS Staff Cor
Raleigh.—Devotees of the Col
onial sport of cock-fighting in
North Carolina-—and they are
said to be numerous—are wonder
ing just where promoters will
turn to stage their next "cham
Certainly not in Bladen county,
where it lias been revealed, the
ostensibly forgotten pastime has
flourished for some years. The
spotlight of publicity has killed
all chances there, it is admitted.
Cock-fighting enthusists admit
that fights have been held periodi
cally in North Carolina for years.
They were not, however, adver
tised on handbills, and therefore
were not subject to any great in
But it seems that some promot
er down Bladen county wav had
big ideas and was' going io nut
them over in big style. A 8,000
arena and grandstand was erect
ed. Handbills were distributed.
Eneries came from as far north at
Chicago, and as far south as
Everything was set for the big
contest. The handbills promisee
“protection” and stated also that
| cock-fights would become some
i thing of a permanent institutior
down there. Then the handbill:
fell into the hands of some indig
nant citizens and they were sent
to the Bladen county delegation m
the state legislature.
A bill designed to prevent cock
fighting and bull-baiting in Bladen
county was introduced in the
House of Representatives just a
few days before the cock-fight
was scheduled to come off. The
bill gained wide publicity, and
news of the impending cock-fight
spread like wildfire.
District Solicitor T. O. McNeil,
»t Lumber-ton, was notified that
, the fight was in progress. He sent
Sheriff Lee S. Priest to the scene.
The sheriff found the cocks there,
and throngs gathered around the
arena, but, as he reported, "every
thing was at a standstill.”
Just about that time a two-foot
snow suddenly blanketed Illaden
county, and thousands of devotees
of the sport were snowbound. It
was announced that the fight w^as
■“inrif fidijely postponed," hut
some devotees, returning through
the state capital, said the fights
went off on schedule.
Nevertheless, whether this he
true or i> it, cock-fighting enthusi
asts here—cock-fights were held
here too until Solicitor Evans as
; sumed office four years ago—say
that no more cock-fights will be
held in Bladen county.
Highs Win One Game, Lose
One - Play 3 This Week
Kings Mountain Wins, But Shelby Trims Charlotte. Three
Big Contests Here
i The local baseball season is un
In brief, the season has moved
along just this far:
Friday the Highs lost' their op
portunity homofolks will have of
seeing Casey Morris’ proteges in
action and at the same time it will
give Shelby fans the first oppor
tunity of seeing Messrs. Hord,
Skates, et al, in action.
Then on Thursday another con
test. will be on here when Cherry
j ville sends over a heavy-hitting
team after Shelby scalp.
Friday this game will be follow
ed by a return game here with
Charlotte. Charlotte games always
draw well in Shelby owing to an
old rivalry—and Charlotte, if you
notice, has a right nifty young ball
Errors Do It.
The first defeat handed out bv
Kings Mountain came as the result
of a loosely played first inning hy
the locals. There was a period dur
ing that frame that the thoughts
of sending back home for the fire
department came up. However, aft- j
er that frame the locals braced up
and very near won a contest—
one run, y’know, is close enough to
be called very near. In the mean
time “Skeeter” Skates; pitcher of
parts, received a right good bat
tering from the willows of the local
The Highs played in both games
minus signals or any of the artis
tic system that may mark then
play soon. Both games were a mat
ter of “hit ’em if you can” and
field ’em likewise. In hitting the |
horsehide the locals appeared;
highly pleasing, the fans following!
them up opining that it’s a heavier
hitting crew than won the first |
state championship for Shelby.
That may be so, but if it is they’re j
a bunch of embryo Ceorge Her-1
mans. “Just give us time to brush
up on our fielding and get a little
j system and we”ll he hard to stop,”
! the Highs are saying—and the
j coach adds one cryptic line: “They
| do hit,’
In Charlotte the Highs fielded
very well, at least improving over
their first game and led by Gilles
pie they continued to hit. In both
games Coach Morris used his en
tire staff of hurlers, rather divid
ed them in the two games. It was
a rather trying test for the hurling
staff, but this year if Shelby can
step out a group of pitchers able
to come through another state title
is no wild pipe dream.
However, readers and fans may
draw their own conclusions after
looking over the three games here
The box array of the Charlotte
Charlotte AB. R. H
Gribble, cf _4 2 3
Wilkie, ss ...-.-4 1
Mason, lb_ 5 3
Henderson, rf ... —4 1
Rogers, rf ... -1 0
Shelby, If ... _5 1
Williams, p ..._0 0
Wood, p___ .2 0
Quick, p_ __—0
Fort, p __... .—1
Sharp, 2b __ — —.—3
Asbury, 2b .. .—0
Scott, c__ ....—4 1
Totals ..._-36 9
AB. R. H.E.
Lee, ss --- 4
Cline, lb, p —-4
Bridges, lb —-2 0 1 0
0 0 0
1 1 0
Gillespie, c ... .
Anthony, 3b ...
Mauney, If — _-2
Lutz, If — — 3 0 0 0
Sparks, rf — — —6 110
Moore, p_■... -2 0 0 0
Totals ... . __40 10 10 1
Spring Is Here — Gardens Flourishing
This is the first day of the glad
season of 1927, the beginning of
astronomical spring, so to speak;
the period when the sun, on his an
nual hike north “crosses the line.”
It is a part of local history that
the sun was behind time this sea
son, spring having disputed. the
calendar with winter for some
weeks now, so much so that on
ions, lettuce, and such, are flour
ishing in the local garden. And
local asparagus is adventuring
above the local sod.
The spring of the almanac and
the calendar comes in the first of
April—All Fools Day; but by that
time this year the thermometer is
apt to have climbed to a hundred
Send Price Upward
All of the estimates and ex
pectancy, of a cotton yield of
eighteen or twenty million
bales were punctured this
morning when the final gin re
port was issued by the Bureau
of Census, department of ag
riculture, Washington, D. C.
The final gin report shows 17,
687,607 bales ginned from last
year’s crop, a million or more
bales less than conservative
estimates placed the yield. This
is compared with 16.600,000
bales made in 1925. As a result
of this report, cotton made a
sudden lunge forward of fifty
points and local cotton authori
ties predicted that the market
would reach 15 cents by plant
ing time and better by fall.
FOR OUAIL LISTS
LONGER BY BILL
Three Months Open Season Here
Now Instead of 40 Days.
The open season for quail in
Cleveland county will be longer
this year than heretofore. The
open season in this county former
ly extended only 40 days front
December 1 to January 10,—but
by the new state frame law, which
repeals all county game laws, the
open season being December 1 and
runs to March 1. The bag limit is
10 per day.
Since the pasage of the new
game law considerable interest in
the change and new features lias
been manifested in the county and
The Star attempts with this arti
cle to clear up the lack of infor
mation concerning it. The main
feature, it is believed of the
changes, is that a license is ro
! quired of all hunters, except in
| cases where the hunting is con
fined to the lands of the hunter.
The following survey <ft\Mie new
game law conies from the editorial
page of The Charlotte Observer—
(Those who desire to do so may see
I a copy of the new game luw in
.The Star office:
“A few days ago The Observer
dipped into the new (fume law of
the State only far enough to sin
pie out the outlawed, which is to
say, the feathered pests that are
piven no protection. This develop
ed a word of sympathy for the jay
bird, which was countered the
very next day with indictment of
the jay as a murderer. The new
covers the State and is n matter
of importance to all the people. It
has been the intentibn of this
paper to follow up its initial para
praph with analysis of the law for
the guidance of hunters and for
the benefit of the people as a
whole. And while we were dally
ing, along came anticipation of
our purpose in the editorial col
umns of The StatesyiUe Daily,
and, while that pafter “beat us to
it,” at the same time it saved us
the trouble of compilation of the
general features of the new law.
First off—we are drawing from
! The Daily—the measure enacted
by the Legislatures wipes out all
county game laws that might con
flict with the state statute. Under
the new conditions there will be
j no difference in the game law s
(Continued On Page Four)
SATURDAY JIT FOUR
Death Followed Stroke Of Paral
ysis At Atlanta. Was Prom
Mr. John A. Darwin, prominent
business man and church leader
of Athens, Ga„ and the husband
of the only sister of Judges J. L.
and E. Y. Webb, died at 4 o’clock
Saturday afternoon in the Grady
hospital at Atlanta, death follow
ing a stroke of paralysis Tuesday
The lunerai services were con
ducted Sunday afternoon at four
o’clock at Athens, Ga., his home.
Attending the funeral from Shel
by were Judge James L. Webb and
Mrs. Webb, Judge E. Y. Webb and
Mrs. S. R. Riley.
Mr. Darwin was en route to his
home from Florida, where he
spent the winter, when he was
suddenly stricken at the Atlanta
station and removed to a hospital
there. He is survived in his im
mediate family his wife, who
before marriage was Miss Edna
Webb, prominent Shelby girl, and
one daughter Mrs. Du Bose. of
Athens, and one grand child.
The deceased wns' well known in
Shelby by his family connections
and also in his business interests.
At one time Mr. Darwin, who is
one of the leading realty and in
surance men of Athens, owned
Cleveland Springs here, later dis
posing of the property. He was 67
years of age at the time of his
death. He was a native of York, S.
C., and belonged to a prominent
family of that section, but for
about 30 years he had been one of
the leading figures in Athens.
Mr. Darwin had for years been
a deacon in the First Baptist
church at Athens and was active
ly engaged in Sunday school and
church work. He was a kindly,
charitable man and will be greatly
missed in the city where he lived
as well as by the many friends in
the two Carolinas.
O. E. Stewart, who lives at
the Gulf station on the Cleve
land Springs road, is out to
set a few hiking records.
Noticing that various girls
and women are out establish
ing walking time between
certain towns and cities
Stewart has decided that man
still holds the supremacy in
walking—even if the girls
have received some exper
ience in walking back from
Last Friday Stewart did
one of his training higes,
travelling from Shelby to
Kings Mountain on foot in two
hours and 50 minutes. The
distance is 13 miles, and after
riding back the- hiker seemed
as fresh as when he left.
His next little jaunt will be
from Shelby to Charlotte, and
on that trip he hopes to estab
lish a state record for cover
ing 50 miles.
TAXES CLIMB TO
4 MILLION MARK
Officials Arc of the Opinion That
New Record For State Will
Be Set This Year
Raleigh.—Certainty that more
I than one million dollars in income
I tax money would be counted by
| the state department of revenue
I Wednesday, was indicated by an
official estimate of $900,000 count*
ed at noon. A vast stack of check
bearing letters was still unopened
and every mail was bringing more.
Collection by noon Wednesday!
brought the total collections of
taxes paid on 1926 incomes in
North Carolina to juBt about four
Many revenue department offi
cials are confident that the collec
tions this year are going to be
bigger than the collections last
year which broke the records with
a mark of about six million dol
lars, but Commissioner R. A.
Doughton just smiled and said he
was well satisfied with the col
Tuesday, the last day for the
filing of income tax returns, net
ted the biggest collections in the
history of the revenue department.
More than two million dollars
Second Death in Rufus Lackey Fam
ily in Four Months. Was
Victim of Pneumonia.
Mrs. John R. Lackey, age 33, died
Saturday in the Lincolnton hospital
following an illness of only four
days with pneumonia. This is the
second daughter-in-law in the fam
ily of Mrs. Rufus Lackey of Falls
ton to die within the past four
months, Mrs. F. H. Lackey having
died in December, leaving her hus
Dana ana live cnnaren. Mrs. jonn
R. Lackey leaves her husband and
three children, ages 5, 9 and 14. Be
fore marriage she was a daughter
of Rev. W. R. Reed, at one time
Methodist pastor in this section.
Her death is one greatly lament
ed because she was in the bloom of
young womanhood and greatly es
teemed in the community in which
The funeral took place Sunday
at Fallston, services being conduct
ed by Rev. J. M. Morgan and Rev.
Joe Morris. A large crowd was pres
ent at the funeral, evidencing the
popularity of the young woman and
the sad hearts of her host of
friends over her untimely passing.
As Has Been Said
Once Or Twice—
It Always Pays
Does advertising pay?
Wray and Sons advertised a sale
to open Saturday morning at 9
o’clock. At six thirty Mr. Wray op
ened the store doors, just by way
of keeping his hand in on being
early on the job. Just at that hour
an auto load of shoppers pulled up
at the door, and entered. Proceed
ing on the theory that the early
bird catches the worm, they were
up with the sun. “If The Star can
pull ’em in here at six-thirty, it is
some ad. medium,”’ said Mr. Wray,
engaging space for Wednesday’s is
TWO YEARS TIE
Gardner. Fulton and Others Ask
Parole Granted by McLean.
Connected With Death.
Frank Lindsey, of Kings Moun
tain, serving ;a seven-year term
for manslaughter, was paroled las;
week by Governor McLean.
Lindsey it will be remembero i
drove the car which struck a
grain drifl, fatally injitring Ed
gar Harmon several years ago.
Tried in Superior court here
Lindsey received a prison sen
tence, and he has served two
years of the time.
A Tragic Story.
The Lindsey-Harmon story is
one of pathos and tragedy all the
About the onl ysunlight fate has
let creep in during the past three
years comes with the Lindsey
parole. In a way the parole comes
late, and in another way it is
timely—for Lindsey now comes
home to take care of seven moth
erless children, but he never ar
rived in time to be with the wife
who awaited his return.
Some time after Harmon was
fatally injured his wife died—the
second tragic happening in the
story—and 11 children were left tc
be buffeted about by the whims o'
| the world. Then Mrs. Lindsey
wife of the man serving time, wa
taken fatally ill, and on March 10
she died, her husband receiving s
10-day parole at the time to come
home and attend her funeral and
make arrangements about taking
care of the six or seven mother
less children—and that was the
third tragedy of the story.
Eleven children already with
out parents—seven more mother
less with the father in prison,
but then came the sunlight with
the pardon last week of the father.
All in all it is a tragic story
that has bound and shaken the
course of more lives than any
other series of circumstances hap
pening in the county in many
Many Asked ft
The dispatch from Raleigh tell
ing of the Lindsey parole says:
“B. Frank Lindsey, Cleveland
county man, serving seven years
for manslaughter, wa; the long
est termed prisoner released to
day. ( He gets his freedom after
two years, through the recom
mendations of Max Gardner, Rev.
C. J. Black, Baptist minister;
Senator JL T. Fulton and many
others who have taken special In
terest in the case. An automobile
collision led to the death for
which this prisoner was tried.
His case had been before the gov
jernor who first declined !to lict
upon it.” \
Here Wa* Better
Than Other* Held
Certificates Given to 139 People.
Polkville Circuit Led Others.
The Cleveland County Standard
Training school, for Sunday school
workers, which closed at Central
Methodist church here last Friday
night, was termed the most suc
cessful school of its type ever held
here by leaders.
beventeen churches were repre
ensted in the school with an enroll
ment of 222 people, the largest en
rollment during the four years the
school has been held. It was an
nounced after the session ended
that certificates were awarded to
159. This number Is almost twice
the number of certificates issued
last year, it is said.
One class, taught by Rev. C. f
Kirkpatrick, presiding elder of t!
Shelby district, as particularly ou
tanding. In that class alone 85 ce
tificates were awarded. Rev. M
Kirkpatrick’s division was know
as the department of “Christii
The Polkville circuit with
certificates led all other deleg
tions attending the school. The Ge
tral Methodist received 30 certii
cates, and the Presbyterian churc
here 16 certificates.
Young Farmer Dies;
Gaffney.—Thurnie Moore, 31,
farmer, died Friday morning at
his home, seven miles north of
Gaffney on the Boiling Springs
Funeral services were held
Saturday at Camp’s Creek Bajn
tist church. P. S. Courtney, fun
eral director ia charge.
Mr. Moore was a son of Mr. and
Mrs. Cliff Moore. He was married
to Miss Grace Wood.