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THE STAR’S REVIEW
Summer arrived today, accod
" the calendar. Watermelons
* [ready on sale, all needed now
The Fannnig store at Hickory
..been sold to Efird’s and the
fJnintc firm will now concentrate
'the Shelby store, it is announc
«d today- ( , ,
Officers here have been notified
be on the lookout for the negro
(sailant of the white girl at Mor
inton yesterday. ^
Ljc(,n?e plates are still going
.lovdy at the^ branch bureau here.
Punchboards are against the lav/
in this county, officials say.
Che recorder's court has been
nding steadily this week. A re
ff 0f docket hight lights in this
The city traffic officer injured
iwiav is improving, and one wreck
he,im'of the accident two weeks
Ifo has returned home.
Marriages in Cleveland county
W on the upgrade. Last year s
numage record promises to be
broken despite numerous couples
ping to South Carolina.
A youth was severely injured
(hit morning when his bicycle was
itruck by a car.
* * *
The Shelby and Cleveland county
gens in The Star.
Rodger*’ Plane Now Just ■ Cur
iosity. Will Fame of Young
(By Robert W. Ginsburg, INS
Pittsburg. — Will the
achievement of Captain Charles ;
A. Lindbergh last long— in
the minds of those who praise
This question confronts one
tUrklv on visiting the Car
negie Museum here. WitNin
the building is another aero
plane and a picture of its
pilot, the achievements of
both long since forgotten.
Galbraith Perry Rodgers was
the pilot’s name. But that stirs no
nemory in the mind of the average j
hmerican today, mute testimony j
lo the fickleness of the goddess of j
fame and fortune.
Rodgers startled the world away
lack in 1911 when he announced
*ould attempt a flight across the
United States. On September 17 of
the year he started. The flyer fin
ished his “hop" on November 5,
1911. It took the then daring avia
tor 3 days, 10 hours and 4 min
utes, acuta! flying time to com
plete his trip.
, It was a wonderful achievement
in that day. And well it might
have been, for no aviator today
would dare venture into the air in
the contraption Rodgers used. The
*jngs of the machine were flimsy.
The wooden frame looks like it
*ould crumple at a particularly
wong puff 0f wjnd and the con_
2“on between motor and pro
*!*rs w«s made of chain links.
ore the machine hangs, high
P in the ceiling of the museum.
y C*UP to its identity is a
J.que on » pillar nearby which
“G^aitb Perry Rodgers’ his
fieht across the United
^. 4,321 miles, September 17,
E. *N°Vumber 5* 191 *• three
Er ten hours and fQur minutes
the fi,f y'nfr tlme- He was one of
i(j.n s Ktoup of martyrs to the
a ?VIation which has been
AiSys- * ’,h'n°"'1"'"
Jie 8y aftprn°on visitor at
ami 'm ov, rbears many amus
i# ma v’mP cryptic comments on
^ificarce6 X ^ f,yf' The
hat ear! 'V 1 importance of
tr. fails to regis
^««SgpthIhiKI 8Chio1 Kirls
historic „? h rpot where the
hre heard T h?ng8 overhcafl’
he Pmmi' i"in^bergh flew across
•J do Statpa in two jumps.”
«th that nldetMhat th€y want
Isn't thl d ,thi°5 UP there. Why
K ^ L,ndy’8 and
£fe.r COmments were similar in
^iwrwtri; °f the J' B' Nf>lan
* a ithvT* fr°m 80rnething
•Hsoc. Mr v ,Jaunt through Ten
1 U>e west °]an Says the country
krtshS,ooks t0 be in
*»«PectsR<, "v with the cr°P
hrt. Up a* bn*ht «" ever they
made the trip by motor.
Paris New Goal of North Pole Flyer
■£/ .. =====
Lieut. Com. FI. E. Byrd (left) and two dr* 'g companions, Lieut. George Novillo (center) and 3ert
Acosta, form tho third expedition across U.o - >otic this year. Paris is their goal. Byrd wmi world
tame last rammer when he flew over the north eole alone. Tho plane America, the triple-motored
Fokker, showc at w.\s c .ooen for the transatlantic journey.
Seek Negro For Brutal Attack On Girl
Young Morganton Girl Dies. Officers In
Shelby Seeking Negro. May Have Him
Cornered At Lake James.
Gladys Kincaid, young Mor
ganton girl brutally attacked
yesterday afternoon by a ne
gro, died et a Morganton hos
pital this morning at three
o’clock, according to a tele
phone message from Miss
Beatrice Cobb, Morganton edi
tor, to The Star.
Police officials were notified
here last night to keep a strict
watch for the alleged negro, and
at noon today Burke county officers
and members of the posse seeking
the negro were here trying to pick
up a trail. They planned to swing
tneir search around to Ruthcrford
county and back towards Burke,
thinking perhaps the negro might
come to or through the South
Mountains. Another mission of the
posse here was to see if Chief
Richards, former Morganton chief,
had a picture of the accused negro.
Miss Cobb stated that the girl’s
funeral would be held tomorrow
and that a collection was being
taken there to defray burial expen
ses, the girl being the main sup
port of a widowed mother. She was
en route home from a knitting mill
when attacked. The negro it is said
although fatally injured the girl
did not complete his attack.
Get Close Clues.
It was further stated that this
morning the main hunt for the ne
gro, taken part in by hundreds of
Morganton men, had shifted to the
Lake James, or Bridgewater see-]
tion. A negro, similar to the one
sought, entered a atore there this
morning, bought food and disap
peared hack in the woods. The de
scription so tallied that a big search
was underway there at noon today,
and bloodhounds sought at Ashe
ville will probably be turned loose
there this afternoon.
Morganton is said to be quiet
this morning with the crowds
around Bridgewater and the Ca
Another clue said to be picked
up this morning was some of his
old clothes in the woods near Mor
ganton. The clothes were dry and
since Morganton had a rain before
midnight it is thought that the ne
gro evidently changed clothes in
the woods after that time.
The bloodhounds will also be
started at the clothing found.
The girl never regained conscious
ness before death, but details con-,
necting the negro with the crime
link closely together.
The Full Story.
The early morning story of the
Officers Here Notified To Be On
Watch For Tall Yellow
Morganton, June 21.—With the
Morganton military company of
100 or more men on duty, it is es
timated that at least 2,0*00 men
citizens of this city and Burke
county, late tonight were scouring
the countryside around Morganton
and to the eastward in search of a
tall yellow negro named Broadus
Miller, who is believed to have
made a brutal attack upon a
young white girl in the outskirts
of town at about 5:30 o’clock.
The girl is in Grace hospital
here in a desperate condition, her
skull fractured ,and the attend
ing physician said late tonight that
she had hardly a chance to recov
er. Her death was expected any
Residents here tonight said they
had never seen the community in
such a state of exeitement as that
now prevailing. Groups of men are
standing about on practically all
1 street corners while hundreds of
I men arc scouring the woods and
[fields around the town and miles
I to the eastward.
j The negro believed to have com
mitted the crime was said to have
1 been seen by residents of the
| neighborhood where it occurred ar.d
they reported that he wore a yel
i low slicker. He boarded at the
home of another negro named
Berry, and such a slicker was lat
er found at his residence. The ne
gro sought was reported tonight
to have been seen about six miles
east of hero some time following
Found In Bushes.
The young woman was found in
a clump of bushes on the side of
the road, in a helpless condition,
with her skull crushed, some time
after she had been attacked. It is
said that if a criminal assault wrs
attempted, he did not accom
plish his purpose, evidently being
The military company here was
at drill tonight, being its regular;
drill night, when news of the!
crime spread abroad. The company
late tonight was on duty and it,
was reported that it had been or
dered out by higher authority. .
Brother In Mob.
The victim is said to have been
attacked on her way home from
work in a knitting mill near the
city. She resided with her widow
ed mother and a grown brother a
short distance outside the town
limits to the north. The brother is
one of the searchers for the negro
The girl is said to be between 18 ;
and 20 years of age.
Miss Cushing Heads
State Body Again
Miss Rebecca Cushing:, former
home economics instructor in the
Shelby high school and now state
supervisor, was re-elected presi
dent of the North Carolina Home 1
Economics association at the na- |
tional meeting now on in Ashe-1
Mrs. Irma Wallace, county home
demonstration agent, is attending
Summer Get Here ■
Cool March, and rainy April
weather to the contrary in
June, watermelons and sum
mertime arrived in Shel
Today is officially the first
June 22—although Shelby ai.d
Cleveland county snoozed under
a blanket last night and felt
a little chilly this morning with
unusually cool weather for
June. The arrival of the warm
season, despite its non-arrival,
is further emphasized by long
rows of watermelons in front
of local grocery and fruit storc
So the arguments is: Calen
dar and melons vs. the ther
Tuesday, June 21, was the
longest day of the year, M .
hours and five minutes be- |
tween sunrise and sunset. (
Wreck Injured On
Way To Recovery
Bright Able To Return To Henriet
ta. Man With Fractured Leg
Is Rational Now At Hospital.
Pink Bright, of Henrietta, one
of the six injured in an automobile
crash between Shelby and Moores
boro on Sunday, June 5, has re
covered t osueh an extent that he
was able recently to return to his
home. Bright received a fractured
skull in the crash and was in a se
rious condition for a time.
Ralph Morgan, the other seri
ously injured man, is still in the hos
pital, but is improving. It was stat
ed today that he was rational aft
er being in a semi-conscious condi
tion for 10 or more days after the
wreck. Morgan suffered a com
pound fracture of the right leg and
several fractured ribs.
Mrs. Harris who has been visit
ing her sister, Mrs. Robert Hoyle
returned to her home in Raleigh
r>n Monday. Mrs. Hoyle accompan
ied her home for a visit.
Another “Monkey Battle”
Seems Probable In State
Called Meeting Of North Carolina Bible League Seen As
Foundation For More Anti-Evolution Legislation In 1929
Sixty Counties Belong.
(By Henry Lesaene, INS. Staff
Raleigh,—Foundation for another
“anti-evolution” onslaught on the
1929 legislature was seen here in
the called meeting at Charlotte
June 30 of the North Carolina Bible
The meeting of the militant body
of fundamentalists will be the first
since the session at Statesville in
January, when the tentative or
ganization of the league was made
permanent, and its legislative plat
form was drawn up.
Officials and spokesmen for the
league, the former “Committee of
One Hundred” wljjfbh had its day
back in 1925 session, have made
it plain since the 1927 legislative
fiasco that they intend to come
back to Raleigh two years hence
with another “monkey” bill.
Plans for increasing the member
ship of the league and perfecting
the organization throughout every
nook and corner of the state will
be the purpose of the gathering at
Charlotte. The headquarters of the
league at Statesville state that the
league already has grown to the
extent that here are memberships
in 60 of the 100 counties in North
At its meeting early this year
the league adopted a platform set
ting forth very plainly its purpose
as a defender of orthodox views of
the Bible and champions of the
The organization had its repre
sentatives at the 1027 session of
the state legislature to speak in
behalf of the second edition of the
"Poole bill.” The Poole bill of 1927
was withdrawn when its sponsors
found most of the legislative opin
ion in opposition to the proposal to
ban the so-called “evolution theory’
from state-supported schools.
Fanning Firm Will Concentrate at
Shelby Store With Nash in
Ch: go. Kfirtls Add Link.
The faet that the firm of W.
L. Fannin^ and company has
sold their Hickory store to the
Flint's of Charlotte, and will
henceforth concentrate all their
merchandising energies in
Shelby, w: i; formally made
here this morning hy William
Lineberger, I'resident ot tnc
Cleveland Bank and Trust Co*
who negotiated the transac
T he deal had been in process of
consummation for some time, but
came to a head Monday, when tho
sale was definitely made.
The Efird firm took over tho en
tire stock of the Hickory store, and
lease on the building, which means
that the big chain establishment
will henceforth have a Hickory
Many Efird Stores.
J. Q. Earl, manager of Efird’s
here in Shelby, stated this morning
that this will constitute the forty
first store now operated by the big
Nash to Return.
It is understood that Joe E.
Nash, since the illness of W. L.
Fanning, head of the company, has
been managing both the Hickory
and Shelby stores, will henceforth
make sole headquarters in this city,
i devoting all his attention to the
i local store.
«asn is popular, and is recog
nized as an able executive, and this
will be pleasing news to his many
friends in this city.
It is said that the sale of the
Hickory store was brought about
j definitely by the illness of Mr.
j Panning. Through his temporary
retirement from the management,
the burden of running both stores,
some forty miles apart, fell upon
Nash, and it proved too great an
Overtaking, dividing his time be
tween the two establishments, as
he was forced to do.
It is learned that William Lint
berger was brought into the trans
action through the fact that Mr.
Fanning, before he would consent
to lave Shelby to recuperate in
Asheville, made Mr. Linebergcr
promise him that h^ would look
: after certain financial interests 6f
[ the company.
! After numerous consultations be
! tween Nash and Lineberger, the
; sale of the Hickory store was de
| termined upon, and the latter en
gineered the deal Stock-taking by
Efird’s was said to have been be
gun Tuesday. It is said to be prob
able that Nash will be able to be
in Shelby permanently after this
Local people, abreast of the dt
vedopments, commented in the most
favorable terms when it was learn
ed the deal had been completed. It
will mean, it was pointed out, a
greater and better Fanning estab
lishment in this city; it means a
concentration and a driving force,
impossible where the management,
as heretofore, was divided.
Ministers and Business Men in Split
Over Sabbath Observance. Mat
ter Up to City Fathers.
Lincolnton, June 21.—Open war
fare over a Sunday blue law has
broken out here with merchants and
clergymen arraigned as the oppos
ing factions in a dispute that will
be decided by board of aldermen at
an early date.
At a recent meeting of the Lin-;
cnlnton Merchants’ association, a
resolution was adopted in which;
the aldermen were petitioned to al
low cafes and filling stations to
remain open on the Sabbath.
It was brought out in the petition
that growing numbers of tourists
were inconvenienced while in this
vicinity on account of not being
able to procure gasoline and food.
The ministers, in reply to this,
ask that the old ordinance stand
as it is and that if any changes are
to be made, to make the law have
more teeeth in it, to tighten up in
stead of loosen.
“And not only tighten up the
law but also take steps to further
enforce those laws already enact
ed,” a statement by the clergymen
Up To Aldermen.
Indications are that the Sabbath
observance issue will be the first
one of municipal import to come
before the new board of aldermen
that took office recently.
County Marriages This
Year To Beat Last Year
Despite a seemingly slack
uoaann on the marriage mart
tha books of the register of
deeds here disclose the fact
that marriages in this county
this year will surpass the
total number of marriages in
In fact, with only a little
over half of the county busi
ness year gone the total num
ber of marriages this year is
only 17 short of all the mar
riages for eleven months of
last year. Up until December
6, 1926, one hundred and twen
ty-five couples were married
during the year. Up until
June 20 of this year license
had already been issued for
the marriage of 108 couples,
and nearly six months to go be
fore December 6.
So far license for the mar
riage of 12 couples has been
issued during the bride month
of June. Four of these were
issued Saturday of the past
week and one Sunday. Cou
ples receiving license: Lamar
Peeler, Bclwood, and Eloise
Ivester, Casar; It. G. Liner and
Ruth Roberts, Shelby; B. F.
Moore and Ada Blanton, Kings
Mountain; Louis Vernon
Mulkey, Shelby, and Beulah
Odell Boyles, Lawndale; A. M.
J. Pillar, Cleveland county, and
Faye Velentine Ford, Ruther
STILL GOING SLOW
AT BRANCH HERE
Less Than 1,000 Auto Tags Sold
Up to Tuesday. Monday Was
Big Day So Far.
The ruling from Raleigh that
now state automobile license tags
is not to be used prior to July 1
is not speeding up the sale of plates
at the license bureau here. Les3
than 1,000 tags have been sold in
the 20 days that the office has been
open—936 tags, be exact, had been
sold up to Tuesday morning.
Last year, according to the re
cords as totalled by Charles Esk
ridge, jr., 4,814 tags were sold
at the Shelby branch bureau of the
license dcDartment This means that
practically 4,000 tags are to be sold
here yet this fiscal year and a rush
is expected along about the last art
the month. Those in charge of the
branch here are urging that every
car owner who can do so purchase
his tag now and avoid the rush.
“Pay day” has an effect on the
sale of automobile tags, the records
reveal. The largest number of tags
sold so far this year were pur
chased Monday and after the books
weer closed Saturday, showing that
the pay envelopes of Saturday in
Father Of Twelve
Children Is Dead
Well Known Farmer of the Beth
lehem Community Passes
Away at 55 Years.
The remains of Mr. Julius A. Lail
are being buried this afternoon at
1 o’clock atBethlehem church in
which community Mr. Lail died
Tuesday at 3 o’clock P. M. after
a critical illness of two weeks. Fu
neral services were conducted by
Rev. W. N. Cook. Mr. Lail was a
good farmer, a kind neighbor and.
highly esteemed citizen in the com
munities where he lived.. He joined
Mt. Gilead church at the age of 21
years and was a member of that
church until he moved into the
Bethlehem community two years
ago. Mr. Lail was born February 10
1872 and leaves a wife and 12 chil
dren. seven boys and five girls, Ma
rio! Tinsley, Johnnie, Charlie,
Brady, Grady, J. B., Mrs. H. F.
Greenway, Mrs. L. A. Thackerson,
Mrs. R. J. Dellinger, Vertie and
Rosa Lee. Three children are dead.
Rests Better Now
Fred Dover, Traffic Cop, Cut In
Collision, Said To Be Improv
ing. In Several Days
Policeman Fred Dover, injured
in a motorcycle-auto accident last
Sunday afternoon, is resting bet
ter at the Shelby hospital, it was
reported today. The speed officer
it will be remembered was badly
cut on the leg when his motorcycb
crashed into an auto driven by i
Hospital surgeons say that his
leg is cut down near the bone ar.d
that he will likely be in the hospi
tal for some time yet.
Pension Checks Now
Fourteen of the county pension
checks recevied some time ago by
A. M. Hamrick, clerk of court, have
not been called for. All the others,
except for soldiers and widows who
have died, have been deliverd.
Four vetrans the record disclos
es have died since the last pension
cheeks were delivered.
Moffitt Shannon, Negro, Who Kill
ed Another Negro Years Ago
Slips to Freedom.
Moffitt Shannon, 01 eve la ml
county negro, serving 12 to 15
years for murder, escaped from the
Durham prison quarry camp it was
reprted late Monday by George
Ross Pou. superintendent of tho
With good behavior Shannon had
only three years more "time to
make,” but he apparently chose a
more elusive freedom. He had serv
ed seven years, it ia said.
Free Many Years.
Those hereabouts who readily
recall old court records say that
near a score of years ago Shannon
killed another negro on a construc
tion force at Grover, shooting the
1 other fellow’s head off with a gun.
After the murder, it is said,
i hen* Shannon escaped and was at
large for a long time, probably 10
to 15 years, before being captured,
tried and sentenced for second dc
j gree murder. While confined in the
i old jail here it is said he came
Since be has been away from this
county for such a long period of
ficers are of the opinion that he
will not hide out in this section.
However, it is remembered that he
has, while with the prison forces
worked at the rock quarry here. ,
County Solicitor to Prosecute Those
Operating Boards. One Man
Has Boys Arrested.
“The operation of punchboards
by any person or firm in Cleveland
county will be prosecuted if the
matter comes to my attention,”
says County Solicitor P. Cleveland
The statement was the aftermath
of a right unusual case in county
court Tuesday. A merchant in the
county had four youths before the
court charged with stealing a
watch from a punch board when
they stopped at the store Sunday
to buy gasoline. The defense coun
sel played upon the fact that the
store had been opened on Sunday
and that a punch board was, or had
bivn, operated there. The boys
were acquitted, and in turn the
store proprietor was charged with
operating h punch board. He paid
the costs to Judge Mull.'
“Any type of punch board, lot
tery, or chance taking is against
the law,” the judge said.
Then the county attorney made
the statement about prosecuting
all punch board operators.
Matter Bobs Up
The mooted subject of summer
closing for the Shelby stores is up,
and J. D. Lineebrger,'"active head
of the Shelby chamber of commerce
requests that the local merchants
“express themselves through the
chamber as to whether they favor
the measure or not..’
The subject of summer half
day closing has been much-discuss
ed here of late, it being understood
that numerous stores, especially the
grocery stores, favoring the move.
1 The issue will be clarified if Mr.
! Lineberger’s suggestion is adopt
I ed, and the question be threshed
out through the chamber of com
Misses Jessie May and Lucile
Gale, orphans of the late Claude
Gale have come to Shelby from
Rock Hill to make their home with
Mrs. Regan Connor.
vColored Man in Jail Without Ronj
For Attempted Assault. Wo.
man Gets 90 Dagra.
Monday and Tuesday were busy
days for Recorder John P. Mull
and his court. In fact during the
major part of two days the judge
had no more time to devote to per
sonal matter than had Lindbergh
in New York.
Monday the county court held
forth steadily until 4:30 in the
afternoon, court officials taking
off no time for lunch. Tuesday h
■teady grind of cases lasted until
1:30 in the afternoon. In the two
day session 21 cases were disposed
of It Monday, and seven on Tues
day. A total of $250 in fines yeas
imposed, together with numerous
suspended sentences, one 90-day
term, and a case or so carried to
Little o’ Everything.
The charges ran the gauntlet of
minor crime—drunk, driving drunk,
prostitution, assault, affray, lar
ceny, and so on.
One Serious Charge.
In one case Robert Byers, col
ored, was remanded to jail without
bond until Superior court on a
charge of assault with intent to
commit rape on a colored woman
of about 27 years. According to the
woman’s testimony Byers persuad
ed her to leave the Eskridge corn
er Saturday night and go with him
to the Beam block. Somewhere ir.
that section she said he flashed a
gun and made her go with him
towards the Freedman part of
town. Somewhere in that section
she alleged that he attempted the
assault on her. She testified that
she offered resistance and in the
scuffle managed to get away be
fore he accomplished his purpose.
Dressed up 90 Days.
Addie Toms, colored, was given
a 00-day jail sentence on the
charge of stealing three dresses
two from Gilmers and one from the
J. C. Penney company. The dresses
it is said, were taken Saturday and
were found in her home. Addie said
a friend or relative had sent them
to her from High Point. The store
managers said the dresses belonged
to them, and Judge Mull said
enough to place the defendant be
hind the bars for three calendar
The three negro women charged
with engaging in an affray with .%
white farmer in No. 3 township
were given a suspended sentence on
payment of the costs.
Stanly Davis Severely Injured
When Wheel is Struck by Car
At Street Intersection.
An early morning accident in the
southern part of town came near
proving fatal when Stanly Davis,
16-year-old boy, was knocked from
his bicycle and severely injured
when the wheel and an automobile
Young Davis, son of W. F. Davis
Shelby mill overseer, was riding a
wheel near the interestion of Gard
ner and McBrayer streets when in
an unavoidable manner, officers
think, his bike and a Dodge car,
driven by B. L. Panther, Shelby
mill employe, collided. The boy it is
said was dragged for a short dis
Chief Richards who made an in
vestigation stated early today that
so far the collision seemed unavoid
able. The accident took place be
tween 5;30 and 6 o’clock in tho
Immediately after the mishap the
youth was rushed to the Shelby
hospital, where a complete exam
ination had not been made at noon
today, giving the boy time to re
act from the shock. However, a
hospital surgeon stated at noon that
the boy so far was reacting fino
from the shock and that he was ra
tional although unconscious when
brought in the hospital. A prelim
inary examination did not disclose
a fractured skull as was rumored
about the streets, and surgeons say,
that so far as can be told as yet no
bones were broken. The youth how
ever is badly bruised about the
head and over the body and seems
to be severely injurde.
Chances for recovery seem good,
it is thought, due to the favorable
reaction soon after the crash.
Mr. and Mrs. Howard Hamner,
of Tuscaaloosa, Ala., spent Tuesday
here with Mr. and Mrs. A. M. Ham
rick. Mr. and Mrs. Hamner were
recently married and are en route
to the coast from the land of the
sky section. f