VOL. XXXIV, No.
SHELBY, N. C. WED. MARCH 23, 1927.
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons
By mail, par year (in adva-.r*)__tl5l
'By carrier, per year (in advance) $3.0t
Somebody surely got fresh with
•\Ii.is Springtime; she’s turned a
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‘ Bump OiT' tneanJng to kill, is
one of the new words in the latest
dictionary. Maybe it is slang, but
it comes straight from Webster
this time. By the way, the diction
ary bargains being offered by The
gtar carry all these new words and
they're going fast—the dictionar
Federal court closed here today.
Details and sidelights of the court
"rind are a part of today’s news.
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The I.attimore school commence
ment starts Sunday afternoon, it is
announced. This issue has the pro
cram of the school closing.
April fool day may get you lock
, i up—no fooling. Y’see several
laws about driving -utos have been
changed and they go into effect
April E. If you get pinched do not
blame your home newspaper, for
today The Star tells of these
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Playing here yesterday the She'
by Highs evened the count with
Kings Mountain in prying the lid
off the local baseball season. Two
games are on tap this week to the
joy of fans_£ust getting the base
ball fever up.
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Five Kiwanis club are scheduled
to meet here this week, says a
news item. Shelby should grow a
little bit with all those visitors—
the motto of Kiwanis, y’know, is
Congress is over but yesterday
Shelby had three congressmen and
former congressmen on hand at the
same time. Together they have
represented this district more than
a score of years.
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Community items, personal men
tion, announcements—all the Shel
by and Cleveland county news of in
terest. Be a good neighbor see that
all your friends keep posted with
District Governor Jimmie Lynch
and Lieutenant Governor J. ©. Line
berger will make ah official visit to j
Five Kiwanis clubs in joint assem- I
bly at Cleveland Springs Thursday
night. Coming to attend the meet
ing here will be members from the
clubs at Gastonia, Lincolnton, For
est City and Rutherfordton. The
entire membership of each out-of
town club has been invited here to:
ger and in all probability it will be
one of the largest gatherings of
Kiwanis fellows that has ever been
held here. Messrs. Lynch and Line
berger will confine their remarke to
important phases of Kiwanis club
In order to allow ample time for
out-of-town visitors to arrive, the
hour of meeting has been changed
from 7 to 7:30 o’clock and the pro
gram will continue for an hour and !
a half instead of 60 minutes as is
New Tea Room To
Open This Friday
Mable’s Tea room, Shelby’s new
est eating place, will open to the
public on Friday, it is announced
The new tea room will be located
in the McKnight building, just be
low Gilmer’s and adjoining the
Goode grocery store.
The tea room is to be operated ;
by Mrs. Basil Goode in one side ■
of the McKnight building, the oth
er portion of the building to be oc-;
cupied by the Goode grocery,
which moves rom a building n\\c
door up the street to the new loca- j
Mrs. Goode announces that in ad
dition to regular dinners and
lunches she will serve salads and
sandwiches at all hours of the day,;
catering to the uptown business j
women and the passing tourists.
Out In Ward 4
A lifer Hamrick, secretary-treas
tnerof McKnight and Co., whole
sale grocers, yielded to the pres
sure of friends today and announc
ed himself a candidate for aider
man in Ward 4, what was at or.c
time known as the “Bloody fourth"
because of fierce battles that were |
"aged therein in the past. Since T.!
W. Ilnmrick, incumbent alderman,
is a candidate for mayor, he will
not run for alderman to succeed ,
himself, so the field is open so far
and Alger Hamrick has no opposi
tion. Mr. Hamrick is the son of Mr.
and Mrs. I.eandei Hamrick, a'
graduate of Wake Forest college.:
considered one of the best young I
business men in Shelby and prom-;
blent in civic affairs.
l nitcd Stater Court Moves Docket
l ast. I wo Atlanta Sentences
•Judge E. Y. Webb and his Feder
al court machinery continued to
move at the usual rapid rate lieie
this week with the result that the
local docket was completed in one
and one-half days, court adjourn
i ing at 11 o’clock today.
The court during the short ses
sion however disposed of near 59
cases, among which were numerous
jail sentences and a large number
The main portion of the docket
was devoted to liquor law viola
tions, the fines going to those mak
ing their debut in the Federal court
and the sentences, especially those
to Atlanta, being meted out to old
lwo io Al.unta.
The clerk’s record shows that twc
defendants were sent to the Feder
al prison at Atlanta for terms of
one year and a day.
M. C. Cash, better known as “One
Wing” Cash received the well
known Atlanta to/m for his con
nection with the sale of narcotics,
the charge coming up from Gaston
county. Max Huffman, an offender,
for the third time, received a simi
lar sentence for retailing.
Prohibition Works Here.
In discharging the juries today
Judge Webb remarked that the
execution of dry laws in this dis
trict rated “A-l”, adding that pro
hibition laws were better enforced
at few places in America.
Money Wr.; No Good.
One defendant who drew a jail
term brought enough money along
to "pay out”—a term oft heard in
the blockading fraternity—but for
once money proved of lottle value
The fellow’s original sentence was
four months in jail and a fine of
$500, or eight months without a
fine. After calculating a bit the de
fendant took the eight months, ap
parently believing the four extra
months of his time could not be
worth $500. However, when the
prisoner was sent to jail he turned
SC75 over to officers to be kept fcr
him, leaving the impression that he
had come to Shelby with the inten
tion of “paying out.”
J. Y. Jordan, of Asheville, re
cently appointed clerk by Judge
Webb, handled the official docu
ment of the two-day grind, being
assisted by Deputy E. S. Williams,
the veteran clerk of the Charlotte
office. T. J. Harkins, named dis
trict attorney recently by the Shel
by jurist, acted as prosecutor as
sisted by Messrs. Patton and Kind
ley. Deputy Marshals W. F. Swann
and E. H. Davis acted as marshals.
Once Reported Rum
Makers But Draws
Term For Himself
75-Year-Old Man Caught At Still
Working. Intended To Report
It, He Says.
A 75-year-old man who has in
his day reported one or two “stills”
to officers was nabbed some time
back helping start a run himself
and the result is that he’ll spend
30 days in the Burke county jail.
The reporter turned defendant
faced Federal court here yester
day. Officers stated that the aged
fellow had in the past reported a
still or so, but evidence introduc
ed did not sufficiently explain why
he was working at the most rec
ent plant. His statement was that
lie intended hanging about until
he learned the names of the other
men—but the still was only a few
hundred yards from the old fel
low’s home and the proximity of
the mountain dew plant did noi,
strengthen his cause.
The formal sentence of the
court was a fine of $50, or a term
of 30 days in his home county jail.
The old fellow took the 30 days,
the money being scarce.
Has Been Acquitted
Gaffney.—Shortly after the
Spring term of General Sessions
court opened here Solicitor I. C.
Blackwood nol prosed perjury
charges against Mayor Charles
Baber, of Blackburg, and Dr. D. S.
Ramseur, of Blacksburg. The
charges were preferred a few
weeks ago by John F. Cline, of
Blacksburg, ope of the principal
figures in the J. L Goodson as
sault case tried at the November
term of court. Mayor Baber and
Dr. Ramseur were witnesses for
Mr. Goodson. Mr. Cline chargeu
them with giving false evidence.
Shopgirls Like !
. d. >~v.
Tins photograph of “the first
ialjr~ was made recently when she
left 'lie temporary White House
on r-upont Circle, for a shopping
trip. Mrs. Coolidge is a concise
shopper. She makes up her mind;
<]ti*«Xl.v and the clerks and shop
girls like to wait on her. Mrs.
Coelidge’s bearing is so uuo3tentu-'
tieus that many who serve her are
taken by surprise when given the
address^of the president’s i4gn»
Commencement Exercises To Be
gin Sunday. Program Closes
The commencement exercises of
the Lattiniore high school, one of
the outstanding schools of the
county, will get underway with
the annual sermon Sunday after
noon. The commencement pro
gram ends with a play next Thurs
day night, March 24.
According to the handsome invi
tations issued there are 44 mem
bers of the graduating class.
The annual sermon will be
preached by Rev. Briscoe C. Smith,
of Cliffside. On the Tuesday fol
lowing at 7:45 in the evening the
class day play, “The Set of the
Sail.” will be staged.
Wednesday evening of next
week a pageant, “The Passing of
The Kings,” will be the night fea
ture. Thursday morning week the
readers contest will take place at
10 o’clock, to be followed at 11
o’clock by a literary address by
Hon. O. Max Gardner, of Shelby.
Thursday afternoon, March 31,
the annual declamation contest
will be held at 2 o’clock. This will
be followed by the graduation ex
ercises at 3 o'clock. The closing
number will be a play at 7:45.
The Class Roll
The class roll follows:
Eliza L. Brooks, Samuel R.
Brooks, Prances Ozell Bradley.
Blanche Ellie Bowers, E. Hazel
Bracket, Mary Lillian Cabaniss.
Vela Vastine Covington, Lalah
Myrtle Davis, Lucy Mae Francis,
Willie Lillian Falls, F. Sylvester
Falls, Ralph E. Gardner, Mattie
Lee Gardner, F. Max Gardner,
Christine Ray Greene, Virginia
Louise Heafner, James Edwin
Bertha Mae Hawkins, Hazel
Burnette Hunt, Bonnie Lee Jones,
Austin H. Jones. Artha Mae Jones,
Vertie Jones, Virginia Ruth Lat
timore, Mary Agnes Lattimore,
Julius Edley Martin, Winburn
Ray McEntire, Worth B. Micham,
Zola Blanche McCurry, Mamie
Lee McSwa'n, Helen Adelaide
Morehead, Harrill G. Melton. Ida
Alice Poteat, Durham Hazzard Ray
burn. Vernie Wilma Threatt, Paul
Wilson, Wilbur Wrilson, Carey I
Walker, William Ernest Weaver,
Madge 01een° Wright, Nellie Mae
Weathers, Lallage Lucille Walker,
Ruby M. Washburn.
HIGHS EVEN GAME
WITH STRONG TEAM,
TWO MORE COMING]
Locals Defeat Kings Mountain
Here 6 to 5 in Hood (!■ me.
Two (James 't his Week.
Despite a cool snap that made
the weather more r.ivorable for fo t!
hall than baseball seperal hundred!
fans witnessed the 6 to 5 victory of
Shelby over Kings Mountain at the
bills mill grounds Tuesday after
The victory by the Highs evenedj
the count with the strong Kings
Mountain nine, rated as about the
strongest in this section of the
To date the Highs list stands:
Two victories and one defeat. The
loss was to Kings Mountain anil
the victories were over Kings Moun
tain and Charlotte.
1 wo More uames.
Thursday afternoon, tomorrow,
the Highs take on Cherry ville her*
according to the schedule. With the
game Tuesday giving fans a taste
of their major pastime the crowds
for Thursday’s game are expected
to be even larger.
On the following Saturday
Charlotte comes here for a return
contest and by t\at game Coach
Morris expects to have his team
working smoothly and near mid
The game Tuesday was marred
by early season misplays and
fumbles, the lack of training being
assisted in contributing bobbles by
Both teams fielded rather loose
ly, the errors running up in the
teens. However, the opposing hind
ers worked well and their defense
tightened irf the pinches with the
result that no large score resulted
and the outcome was in doubt un
til ‘be end of the contest.
The hitting and fielding of Tom
my Kerr, Snelby second sackev,
and the brilliant fielding of Hord,
lashy Kings Mountain shortstop,
and the hitting of Falls were fea
tures of the game. Hughes, a porl
sider, and ‘Dutch’ Whisnant, Shel
by’s old reliable cleanser, were the
opposing moundsmen. Both were
relieved late in the game the fa
mous “Skeeter” Skates taking up
the Kings Mountain burden and
carrying it remarkably well, while
Moore took the mound for Shelby
with three on and none out ami
hurled himself out of a bad hole.
Shelby ’ AB. R. II.
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Gillespie, c _ _
Harris, cf ..._
Sparks, rf __
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Whisnant, p — _
Moore, p __
Jenkins, 2b ___ _
Ledford, lb _
Falls, rf ... ...
Stowe, cf .. __
McGinnis, 3b ....
Cole, 3b ___
Barrett, c _ ....
Hughes, p .
Skates, p __ _
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(By Jno. F. daft and Co.>
Cotton was quoted on New York
exchange at 11 o’clock today:
March 13.78; May 13.97; July
14.16; Octoben 14.32.
New York,, Mar. 23.—-Liverpool
12:15 p. m. May and July 2 Amer
ican point-, better than due, October
Southern weather last night
clear, except rain in eastern Geor
gia, forecast eastern and central
belt part cloudy.
Memphis special to Journal >f
Commerce says cotton sales have
fallen off 23 per cent but there is
no pressure on the part of owners
or weakening of the basis except
on very low grades. Seeding is be
ing delayed because of heavy rain j
and much of the lowlands in Ar
kansas and Mississippi are under
Fair business in Worth street,
prices firm. Southern spot markets
25 down, sales 15,000 bales.
Weakness yesterday appeared to
be due to a let up in trade demand
and not enough speculation to ab
sorb Southern offerings. The gen
eral situation, however, is not bear
ish at this price and conservative
purchases on reactions should show
You will find it hard to imagine
after believing everything that
the French said about the Ger
mans during the war, but, it is a
fact, that new commercial relations
between the two countries are
121 Years Congress \
Gathers In Shelby \
Vv ith Three Solons |
\ isitora to Federal court
there Tuesday had the unusual
}privilege of seeing the man
"ho has represen.ed their dis
trict in Congress for 21 and
two thirds years—except that
they saw three men instead of
They were Judge E, Yates
Webb, Attorney Clyde R.
Hoey, and Congressman A. I,.
Bulwinkle. The three gentle
men represented this district
in Congress since hack in the
days of 1905.
Judge Yates Webb was in
the body of solons for 14
years, Mr. Hoey for 20 months
and Mr. Bulwinkle for six
years. The terms were con
The tirst of the trio was
presiding over the court, the
second was one of the barris
ters appearing in court, and
the third was “visiting about"
as congressmen some time do
between sessions—that is,
when they go hack for more
than one session.
Paper Thinks People Will Put Aus
tralian Ballot Over With Gard
ner Champion in Office.
“Could the voters had had their
; say North Carolina would now have
! an Australian ballot,’’ is the opin
I ion frequently broadcast over the
I state since the recent election.
Should the voters of North Car
olina elect O, Max Gardner ns theii
next governor will that mean thej
tfavor the Australian ballot? Ap
! parently so, according to the Will
I ston-Salem Journal, which remeni
, bers that Gnrdnei is one of the few
■ open champions of better election
Whether or not Gardner will
bring in the Australian ballot dur
: ing his campaign is not known.
However the Journal commenting
on the ballot and the election of
“If the voters could only have
opportunity to settle the Austra
lian ballot by popular vote, they
would show the politicians how a
vast majority Of our citizens feel
about it,” says the Biblical Record
er, and adds: ‘How long an auto
cratic minority will be premitted to
stifle public opinion we do not
“As the Journal sees it, there
is one and only one immediate
hope for the Australian ballot i:i
North Carolina. That hope is per
sonified by O. Max Gardner. He is
on record in favor of a fair ballot.
The only measure he asked the
legislature to enact this year the
Australian ballot bill.
“Mr. Gardner is going to be a
candidate for governor. We take it
that one of his principal issues will
be the right of citizens to vote as
they please without anybody to mo
lest or to make them afraid at
the polls. His nomination and elec
tion will be tantamount to endorse
ment of the Australian ballot by
the voters of North Carolina.
“In other words, if Mr. Gardner
sticks to his guns, in 1928 the peo
ple will have an opportunity to do
precisely the thing the Biblical Re
corder would like to see done in
North Carolina—‘to settle the
Australian ballot by popular vote’.”
*New station In
Charlotte For P & N
Charlotte, Mar. 22.—The city of
Charlotte sold to the Piedmont ifc
Northern railway a tract of 14.07
acres of land on which to erect a
new passenger station and yards
The city commission today author
ized Mayor Abernethy to sign the
The plan for a new station Is
part of the plans of the road for ex
tension of its electric lines from
Charlotte to Lexingcon, it was said.
This portion of the route has not
yet been approved by interstate
commerce commission Approval
has been given, however, for at.
extension from Spatanburg, S. C.,
to Gastonia, this state.
New York which usually laughs
at the “hick” towns, propose to
padlock theatres to stop indecent
plays. If a small town proposed
the same remedy you would find
the smart alecs in the metropolis
writing about the provincialism of
the inhabitants of the small towns.
Changes In Auto Laws To
Become Effective April 1
W ill Be Violation To Coast Downhill By Throwing Gears
Into Neutral. Hard On Drunken
Shelby and Cleveland county
motorists, some several thousand
in number, should pet acquainted
with several new auto laws prior to
the first of next month.
A score or more of important
changes in the state automobile
laws were enacted by the last
session of the General Assembly,
many of which will work to make
driving on North Carolina high
ways faster, yet more safe, ac
cording to a summary of new
Most of the laws become effec
tive April 1, although those con
cerning license plates are not ef
fective until July 1.
After April 1, it will be a viola
tion of the law for a motorist to
coast down grade hv throwing
gears into neutral. Drivers con
victed of reckless driving are sub
ject to a fine of $26 t'o $500 or im
prisonment of five to 00 days.
Penalties are to be doubled for
Harder on Drunks.
The drunk driver is to l>e sum
marily dealt with under the new
law. Persons convicted of driving
while intoxicated are to he pun
ished by imprisonment for from
30 days to one year, or a fine of
$100 to $1,000, or both. Second of
fenders are punishable by impri
sonment of not less than 90 days.
The speed limit on State high
ways is increased from 35 miles to
145 miles an hour, and hand sig
) nals must be given for stopping,
starting, or turning to right or
left. The law prohibits signs or
stickers of any description being
pasted on the windshield, or the
side br rear windows of automo
The railroad stop law was re
pealed. but the State highway
corn-mission was given power to
designate certain crossings where
it still will be in effect. The com
mission wns also given (lower to
designate stops at certain inter
sections or entrances to the high
The maximum weight of vehi
cles was limited to nine tons and
the width of vehicles to 03 inches
and inspectors were given the
right to inspect trucks or loaded
automobiles at any point and to
order the unloading of excess
All vomcies are required to
carry rear lights, although horse
drawn vehicles may carry reflec
tors which are approved by the
State Automobile department. The
Highway department was given
the right to test lights on all cars
and issue a lest certificate, which
the law provides must be carried
at all time*. The lights must not
sho-w a glare above a height of 42
inches at 75 feet.
Effective July 1. plates will be
issued for six months and on Jan
uary 1. 1928, plates good for one
year will be issued for one year,
thereby putting the license sys
tem on the calendar year basis.
The new tags will follow the car,
instead of being issued to the
owner as at present. License fees
are modified, placing automobiles
I of 25 horsepower or less in the
$12.50 class. At present this class
I embraces only cars of ?4 horse
power or less. In changing the li
cense year, a fee of 25 cents will
be charged for the six-month li
cense plate to cover the cost.
The laws also provide that reg
istration cards be attached to the
J instrument board of each car and
| that the State shall issue a spe
j cial holder for these cards, for
which a fee of 50 cents is charged.
The state gives the motorist the
Indiana Sassafras Farmer In 63rd Year
As Herb Merchant; Business Dying Out
(By International News Service)
Bloomington, Ind.— Despite the
fact that the younger generation
does not know the taste of sassa
fras tea as a blood tonic, Henry
Deming, 73, a merchant in that
herb since he was ten years old, is
busy here with the spring trade.
But sassafras is a doomed line
of endeavor, it appears. When
Deming was a boy, most people
began taking sassafras tea about
the time they took off their extra
heavy underwear. It was all a
part of the budding season. Now
only the very old people use it and
believe in its powers as a blood
Nevertheless, Deming and his
son, who is growing into the busi
ness, strive to increase their range
in drumming up customers, having
added an automobile to bring the
medicinal roots from the wilds of
this county to the homes of cus
DAIRY EXPERTS TO
Raleigh.— (INS)—North Caro- .
lina dairy specialists are trying to
take the onion flavor out of milk.
Dairymen, according to these
experts, are ruining their butter
by turning their cows into onion
infested pastures at this time of j
According to John A. Arey,
dairy extension specialist at
State College, several tubs of
creamery butter were shown him
recently which had to be sold cheap
to renovating plants, all because
the butter had an onion flavor.
Wild onions, Arey declared, are
the first plants to appear in the
pastures at this time of year, and
the onion flavor makes the butter
Here is the specialist’s remedy:
Take the cow off the pasture at
least six hours before milking
time, place them in a lot or barn,
and feed them plenty of rough
Raleigh.—(INS)—It is up to
every one of the 100 counties of
the state to appoint a county ac
countant on or before April 1.
County commissioners of the
counties were notified of this to
day by Dr. E. C. Brooks, chair
man of the county government
The county gove<;jtment reform
bills, enacted at the 1927 session
of the General Assembly, provide
for the appointment of a county
account, among many other things.
Five outstanding “musts” are:
1. Appointment of a county ac
countant—which may be the coun
ty auditor—on or before April 1.
2. That a county budget be made
before July 1.
3. That an estimate of the
needs of each governmental de
partment be made on or before
4. That the budget must be
adopted by the fourth Monday in
5. That taxes sufficient to pro
duce the amount of revenue nec
essary to meet the budget must be
levied by the first Wednesday
after the third Monday in August.
EMERGENCY JUDGES IN
ACTION BY LATE FALL
Raleigh, (INS.)—North Caro
lina’s four newly-appointed emerg
ency judges may not see action un
til late in the fall, according to
The emergency judge act, passed
by the 1927 legislature does not go
into effect until May 1, the gover
nor pointed out, and then 20 days'
notice is required to be given be
fore a special term is held.
About all that remains of the
Irish Free State is the suit going
on in Newr York to see who can
get the $2,000,000 on deposit in its
How Many Steps Up To Your Mail?
When you journeyed to the
postoffice this morning how
many steps did you go up
from the street level to reach
the postoffice door?
You've, likely been walking
r up those steps daily for sev
eral years now—surely you
The question is one of the
10 asked in Around Our
Town’s question box today.
Perhaps some of the others
will be harder, or maybe eas
They’re worth taking a
trial at anyway. Look them
up and see what grade you
are able to make before con
sulting the answers.
TRAIN LOAD OF
COTTON SEED OIL
Largest Single Shipment of Oil
Made from Cleveland County
Cotton Seed. 22 Cars.
A train load of 22 tank cars of
cotton seed oil, made from Cleve
land county cotton seed, was ship
ped from the local plant of the
Southern Cotton Oil company a
few days ago to Bayonne, New Jer
sey, where it will be manufactur
ed into Snowdrift lard and Wesson
Cooking oil for the use of house
wives throughout «7ie country. J.
F. Jenkins, local manager says each
car contained 00,000 pounds and
brought eight and a half cents per
pound or a total of $112,200.00 for
the twenty-two tank cars full.
This was the lurgest shipment
ever made from tht> local plant but
represents only a part of a sea
son’s output. The large shipment
was occasioned by a lack of stor
age space at Bayonne, New Jersey.
The oil company owns its own tank
cars and these were placed on the
siding here where they were filled
and kept in storage until ample
storage room was available at Bay
onne, N. J.
Since the oil from cotton seed
has been put to the commercial use
of shortening cotton seed represents
a very valuable part of the cottoi
crop. Raw seed this year have com
manded a much better price than
cotton in proportion.
FROM PRISON TO
PRIZE BING HOPE
OF H BUTLER
Charlev Mnngum Has Ambition To
Rice From Obscurity To
(By Henry Lesesne, INS Staff
Raleigh.—From obscurity to
fame, from prison cell to the prize
That’s the ambition of CharW
Mangum, State Prison’s pride
and champion mauler.
And it isn’t altogether a day
The fact is. the vouthful orison
fighter is going to be put through
a training program shortly with
just this as an aim.
Mangum. Tust turned 21. has de
monstrated bfeyond all doubt that
he can hit. He has knocked out
one budding Carolina champion,
and has fought to a draw with
two others. The fights were held
out nt State Prison for the bene
fit of the institution’s variegated
Already ne nas ariraeiea me
attention of ‘local Tex Rickards
and nlans are now under way to
nut him under the tutelage of
none other than Bob Martin, for
mer Allies champion and now box
ing instructor down at Ft.
However. Mangum just now is
suffering from a very bad hand.
It was broken recent’f when be
fought ten gruelling rounds with
Kid Hauser, Carolina boxer, to a
Jimmy Briggs, III, of Raleigh,
Mangum’s trainer-manager, does
not think it will be advisable for
Mangum to get into action for
several weeks yet and Ms train
ing under the Army instructor
nrobablv will not begin until late
Martin will put the prison
legal assaulter through two Aill
weeks of stiff training. This,
Briggs believes, will put Mangum
in A-l shape for a clash soon with
some formidable opponent, pos
sibly a whack at the middleweight
Mangum’s next opponent has
not been selected yet, and Mana
ger Briggs is keeping an eye
peeled for some real fighter to
come down and give the prison
population its fourth fistic exhibi
Mangum, who hails from Wake
Forest, has been punching a bag
for a year or so. He was some
thing of an amateur wrestler be
fore he was sent un for two vears
and a half on a highway robbery
But when someone thought up
the idea of staging boxing ex
hibitions at the prison, Mangum
was the first to volunteer tu un
dergo the punishment. It did not
take him long to annex the name
of the gamest man in the prison,
and he has been the Stella at
traction ever since.