VOL. XXXIV, No. 86
SHELBY, N. C.
WEDNESD’Y, JULY 20, 1927 Published Monday , Wednesday and Friday Afternoons
By mail, per year (in advasee)—924W
By carrier, per year (in advance) fS.Off
rr. STAB'S REVIEW
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Mermen last night set the
^ '2 at $1,800 and $5 for
Tad rman for regular meet
th C time limit for allow,ng
P' the city limits was extend
Jfother business transacted at
l ia claimed another victim
hut the epidemic in the
pty is on the decline, it » re
haii storm caused considerable
Z to the fertile farm sect,on
t Lattimore yesterday.
-sienments for Shelby teachers
year are given today.
mpse.v and Sharkey fight to
0w night-local radios will
|5y’f young golfers back from
first tournament brought
considerable praise from out
for their play and gentle
behavior while away.
he news of Cleveland county
;lbv in The Star.
■Hty Hive T*o or Three Day Tour
nament (it Cleveland Springs
For Formal Opening.
The new club house on the Cleve
land Springs golf course will like
lly be formally opened some time in
(August with a big golf tournament, |
lltcording to plans of golf officials.
The new building, one. of the
I most up-to-date club houses in the
I eeetion, will be complete within a I
I short time and the tournament may
IW staged.about mid-August, or j
| shortly thereafter.
Several business men have of- i
|M to contribute toward prizes
1 for the tournament, believing thai
lOwland Springs should have a]
[hg annual tournament.
Preliminary plans are for a pro-‘
||aateur contest on the first day
| lung with qualifying rounds for
lather amateurs with amateurs play-|
I lag for a cup on the second day of I
With the new course and club
Ibuilding a tournament of impor-:
I tance is thought to be the best
] plan of letting the state know about
|the golf facilities at Cleveland I
| Judge Makes Man
Buy Auto License
| kids Colored Man to License Bu
reau In Custody of Sheriff.
P?ys Cost of Case.
Judge John P. Mull of the
I aunt) court believes it is high time
I car owner had a new license
Monday when recorder’s court i
I assembled a colored man, J. C. H»r
Ihi, of Rutherford coutny, was on
l|k docket charged with not hav
I** the proper license. The judge
IBdered Harris to pay the costs and
■ !?a taR at onc°. sending the sher
p'1*1 *1'm t0 license bureau
||s Eskridge's garage, where the
l*t was purchased.
*°cal Office Leads
In Life Insurance
Laurels 0f victory have come t
Its *i°yster Co., state managers o
I urth and South Carolina for th
P*»rrvative Life Insurance com
Itf “ert Pr'<e’ nianager say
liiu °ne mont*1 >n each year is sc
Irr “ "Peter’s Month” with i
|P>> set to reach for all the stafc
|rW'es. wr'ting insurance for hi
Ikitt This year there wa
I l ‘en fnr ^e Conservative Lif
|1* s'nK>° month $3,314,500 in in
| g an<* thp Royster compan'
lot n ?S,the leadin* a^nc
I* J aifencies of 34 o
. ,.8 'n which the Conserva
|Mw 1 * 'nsuran°e company oper
[Were In Interest
iftl ~°sfcller- state president
ei.H ravel,ers Protective as
tretai'v R' P’ Rawley’ state
lias ton! sai8nd J' J‘ Nor»nan, of
hjs . ‘. (,m’ were here a few
A !£? m tlle interest of the T.
tout t '' were being introduced
etS" * Mr Hugh Hunt,
sLiC Trmber -of Post
Sdl<- „ . he association is
hh r:,,':.'nK in tnembership in
it is ,?r° !na <md the Shelby
>ae»bership^ " healthy '"crease
HOGS TO REMAIN
llil CITY LUTS
FOR PERIOO YETj
Grant Period of Grace Until Kill- !
ing Time So That Hog Owners i
May Not Suffer Loss.
Porkers in the city limits of
Shclhy have had their stay extend
ed for a time after which, acocrd
ing to the board of aldermen, the
city isn’t to see a live pig at all.
This applies to the old city limits
At the meeting of the board
Tuesday night so much discussion
centered around the banishment of
hogs that the session was dubbed
the “hog’ meeting.
However, it will be of consider
able interest to hog owners in the
city to know that the time for ban
ishing hogs was extended from to
day until January 1, 1928. This
period, as the board figures it, will
give hog owners ample time to get
lid fo tneir hogs without loss and
will not inconvenience any one prior
to killing time this fall.
At a previous meeting it will
be remembered that the board
voted to remove all hogs and hog
pens from the city limits, the meas
ure effective July 20. Since that
time, it is understood, many com
plaints have been made by hog
owners, who say that they have al
ready spent money fattening their
hogs and that considering the times
the hogs could not be disposed of
without quite a loss. Several aldei
men stated at the meeting that they |
had heard of cases that were
worthy of attention in that poor
families and others dependent to a
great extent on the hog, or hogs,
they were fattening and that the
hog ordinance taking effect now
V^miTchwork a considerable hardship
upon them. Other hog owners ap
peared at the meeting and stated
that the time for banishing the
hogs was inopportune as generally
speaking the hogs could not be dis
posed of without loss. It seemed
to be the sentiment of the board
that grace should be granted until
killing time. However, at this junc
ture Mayor Dorsey wondered just
how the extension would be taken
by those who have already dis
posed of their hogs, some at a sac
rifice, since the ruling was passed
The mayor explained that this
would place the enforcers of the
law in a bad light as they naa al
ready ordered the hogs removed
and that numerous people had al
ready complied. The double array
of facts left the board in somewhat
of a quandry. After some discus
sion it seemed that more hogs were
still in town than had been removed
and it was decided to extend the
limit. Numerous people before the
board on other matters stated un
officially that they thought the
removal of the hogs now would be
a sacrifice to the owners as the
market had dropped considerably
recently in view of the pig ban
Objections having been filed
against the installation of gasoline
storage tanks near West Warren
street on the Southern railroad the
board voted not to permit the erec
tion of the tanks there.
A building code and the work of
a building inspector was taken up
by the board, it being stated that
City Attorney Burrus IS now pre
paring a building code fo rthe town.
It was moved by the board to make
Fire Chief E. B. Roach building in
spector for the present, he to in
spect all new buildings and issue
or refuse permits.
Dr. J. S. Dortno, city health of
ficer, appeared before the board
and gave details of the first work
at the new abbatoir, introducing
also an addition to the meat and
milk ordinance tor the use of the
abbatoir and setting the price of
slaughter at the municipal owned
abbatoir. The price set and passed
was a very reasonable one of $1
for each beef, 75 cents for a hog,
and 50 cents for veal.
Following the appearance of a
delegation of the Shelby Woman’s
club the city’s’ fund to the^ public
library was increased from $20 per
month to $30 per month.
J. D. Green, a blind man, was
granted free license for the oper
ation of a cafe and service station,
the county having given him a
Numerous delegations and peti
tions were heard about repair and
building of streets and sewers.
The board agreed to visit several
of the streets and petitioning sec
tions of town at an early date and
investigate matters before acting.
Other items of minor importance
were taken up and disposed of to
gether with routine bills, while
several matters were referred to a
Look What the Boys Arc UptoNow!
Heneve it or not, it a actually being done—the boys are having their
hair done up In nice permanent waves, just like their sisters. The
picture shows a Cincinnati sheik acquiring his “perm."
Company K Shots Best
On Camp Glenn Range
Lieutcn: .it Long Crack Regimental
Shot for Second Time. 17
Marksmen in K.
Camp Glenn, Morehead City
—With the completion this aft
ernoon of the firing on the
rifle range by the third battal
lion of the 120th infantry reg
iment now on its annual en
campment at Crump Glenn,
Lieutenant H. C. Long of Co.
K, Shelby, made a record that
is likely to set him apart as the
crack shot of the regiment He
made 23H out of a possible 250,
duplicating the record of last
year which won for him the
K company qualified two expert 1
riflemen the only company Of the j
regiment to do so. So far in addition
to Lieutenant Long, Captain Pey
ton McSwains score of 228 gave
hjm four points more than are ne
cessary for this record.
The company qualified 17 marks
men: Lieutenant M. H. Austell,
Scrgts. M. Connor, F. W. Nob
litt, Andrew O. Eaker, C. F. Leon-:
ard, T. F. Kerr, L. F. Hoffman,!
Arthur McKee and Arlo McFarland
Corporals P. G. Noblitt, L. E. Smith j
N. C. Wilkie, G. C. Grove. Privates,
Albert Green, Byron Beam, E. C.
Moss and Marion Champion.
ANOTHER FEVER PATIENT IS DEAD;
WIFE AND 2 CHILDREN IN HOSPITAL
Epidemic Seems To Be Abating About Lawndale.
Williams Dead. Family Sick.
Few New Cases.
George W. Williams, 37-year-old
textile worker of Lawndale, died
last night, Tuesday, in the Shelby
hospital from typhoid fever. Mr.
Williams died about 9 o’clock and
at that hour his wife and two
children were also fever patients in
the same hospital.
The funeral services will be held
this afternoon at St. Pauls Bap
tist church. In addition to the wife
and two children he is survived by
another child at Lawndale. Accord
ing to Mr. Carme Elam, of Lawn
dale, the deceased was a quiet
conscientious worker and held in
regard by the community. He was
a native of upper Cleveland and
had been living at Lawndale for
about six or eight years.
Dr. Grigg, of Lawndale, stated
today that he has -had Tio new
cases this week and that the epi
demic seems to be letting up. How
ever, it is learned that Dr. Sher
rill, of Lawndale, and Dr. Lackey,
of Fallston have several new cases
this week in the Lawndale section.
The people of the Lawndale sec
tion are being vaccinated by the
score and it was stated Wednesday
morning that practically every j
person there had been vaccinated.
The typhoid vaccine is expected lot
aid greatly in combatting the
spread of the fever.
From the hospital here today it
was learned that there are four;
fever patients there now.
School Boys Trip
It On $2.4S Each
Agricultural Class Make a Tour
On Truck, Studying Agricul
ture and Visiting Shops.
The agricultural class of Prof.
V. B. Taylor of the Lattimore high
school has made a record in econ
omical travel. At a cost of $2.48
each for the actual necessities of
'travel, the boys went to Winston
Salem last week studying farm
[Conditions along the way, visited
i Reynolds farm, the Reynolds to
bacco factory, the J'Jissen wagon
' factory and camp for a night on
Pilot mountain. They travelled on
a truck and carried with them
their camping outfit, preparing
their meals along the way as meal
time overtook them. Prof. Taylor
accompanied the class and pointed
out to the the various crops and
1 farms alor>£ the way. The boys
were greatly pleased and bene
fitted with their trip.
Local Club Plays
Thursday afternoon the Shelby
baseball team will take on Casey
and Fred Morris’ fast Gastonia
squad at the city park here, the
game beginning at 3:30 o’clock.
Grier Friday, Fred Morris and
other well-known stars will be with
the Gastonia crew and McMurry’s
outfit here will have a tough tussle
in handling such a speedy aggrega
Four Hour Earlier
Mail From South
The Shelby postoffiee is receiv
ing mail from the South on a four
hour earlier schedule than hereto-'
fore. First class mail that has
heretofore come from the south
over the Southern train arriving
here from Blacksburg, S. C., at 10 j
I a. m., is now dumped off at Kit^
Mountain about three o’clock eaehj
morning and brought to the Shelby
office by the carrier of the Kings
Mountain-Shelby star mail route
carrier, Mr. Walter Chapman. This
arrives here at 6 o’clock, thereby
furnishing Shelby with a four hour,
earlier mail schedule from Atlanta
and other points south.
Bosticks Forced To
Flee From Interior
The friends of Mr. and Mrs.
Wade Bostick and Miss Attie Bos -
tick, missionaries in China, will be i
interested to know that they have
had to leave the interior, and arc
on the coast at Tsing Tao withi
three or four hundred other foreign-;
ers. Conditions are such that they
can hear but little from the sta-j
tions where they have lived; but j
the last reports were that their
mission schools and probably their
homes had been taken over by the
warring factions. They are doing j
mission work in the seaport while!
they are there, and expect to doj
work in the northern missions whenj
things are quieter.
RUIN IN WAKE OF
HAIL IN COUNTY
near lattiire |
Oatton Crop in Large Area About *
Lattimore Damaged by Hail
Tuesday. Heavy Loss.
A severe hail storm in the
Lattimore section yesterday
afternoon tret w een 2 and 3 o'clock
damaged the cotton and other crops'
of scores of farmers, it w as learn- j
ed by The Star this morning.
Just what area the hail damage
covered could i.ot be determined,
but numerous farms about Latti
tnoro were reported to have been
heavy hit. Whether or not there
was any hail to amount to anything
in other sections of the county
could not be learned this morning.
100 Acre Loss.
A telephone message from I.at
timore today stated that the plan
tations of Messrs. Plato and Foi
rest Crowder, sons of Mr. William
Crowder, at Lattimore were badly
damaged, around 100 acres of cot
ton being almost totally destroyed ,
by the hail.
Just what farmers were damag- j
ed most was not learned although1
it was said that farms of Messrs j
S. E. Crawley, Will Tessner, Pink j
Hamrick, and others were hit rather (
SHELBY GOLFERS i
r GOOD IN TOURNEY
Webb and Hippy Make Good Show
ing in First Tournament. One
in For Title, Other Finals.
Pete Webb and Claude Brown
Hippy, youthful Shelby golfers,
ajong with W. H. Lyle, Cleveland
Strings professional, are back from
Cfreensboro where they participat
ed in the Junior Carolina? tourna
nfent. It was the first outside play
<4 the two youngsters and both
made enviable records considering
their youth and inexperience in
Playing in Greensboro Monday
Lfle and Webb in the pro-amateur
contest ranked in sixth place lead
ing golf teams front several larger
cities. Lyle shot an 88 and Webb
an 87. Webb by making an 87
qualified himself to be one of the
eight youths to play Tuesday for
the Carolinas title. Of the 40
young golfers in it was quite ar,
honor for the Shelby boy to win
his way to the select group to bat
tle for the title. In the first title
match however Webb lost to Bill
Pierce jr., of Charlotte two up.
Pierce is the son of the woman
champion of the state and an ex
perienced tourney player.
Rippy with a 94 qualifying score
failed to get in the championship
fight but blazed a trail for him
self in the second flight made up
of the next best players not playing
for the title. The young caddy
fought h>is way to the finals only
to lose to Joe Adams of Asheville
one up. Before going down Rippy
defeated Goode, of Burlington four
up and two to go, and in the semi
finals he defeated C. M. Timmons
jr., of High Point five up and four
With only two boys entering
Shelby had one in the select eight
for the title and the other a near
winner of the second flight.
To Install Pastor
At Grover Sunday
An next Sabbath afternoon at 3
o’clock Rev. Jas. T. Dendy will be
installed pastor of the Shiloh Pres
byterian church at Grover by a
commission of Kings Mountain
Presbytery. Dr. I. S. McElroy will
preside and preach the sermon.
Rev. H. N. McDiarmid will charge
the pastor and Rev. G. R. Gillespie
will deliver the charge to the con
The public is most cordially in
vited to attend this service.
Their First Sale.
The Blanton-Wright company is
opening the first sale fo their busi
ness career in Shelby Friday morn
ing. Arranging for a remodeling of
the store to make room for an elec
tric elevator to the second floor of
the establishment where will be lo
cated 'Wootton’s the Ladies Shop,
and to make room for a big display
of fall goods, the firm is taking off
the price lid for a genuine price
cutting event, to move out the stock.
An announcement of the event
appears today in the advertising
columns of The Star. The sale give3
promise of being one of the sea
son’s most distinctive.
About as much building is
on, or has just been complet
ed in Shelby as in any spring
and summer period on re
cord in the opinion of J. D.
Lineberger, realty man, who
has just completed a survey
of the building in the city.
“At least $200,000 worth of
buildings have just been com
pleted or are under way heer
now," he states. This esti
mate includes the new Camp
bell store, golf club house,
business buildings, residen
ces, repairs and renovations
being made at manufacturing
Principals and Teachers Of Vari
ous Subjects and Grades for
Next Year Given.
An assignment of teachers for
work in the Shelby city schools
next year has been made by Supt.
I. C. Griffin. The teachers and prin
cipals of the several city schools
together with their grades and sub
jects are as follows:
Miss Agnes McBrayer, first
grade and principal; Mrs. D. H.
Harris,, second grade; Mrs. Mial
Tiddy, third grade.- Miss Frances
McArthur, fourth grade; Miss
Flora Pettit, fifth grade; Miss Sara
Thomas, sixth grade; Miss Laura
Witherspoon, seventh grade.
Marion Street School.
Miss Laura Cornwell, first grade
and principal; Mrs. J. L. Blanton,
advance first; Mrs. Charles Hoey,
| second grade; Mrs. Tom Moore,
third grade; Miss Bessie Brake,
fourth grade; Miss Lucy Hamrick,
fifth grade; Miss Lena Maxwell,
l sixth grade; Mrs. Harry Hudson,
Miss Elizabeth Suttle, first
grade; Miss Evelyn Dover, first
grade; Miss Anna AdamB, second
grade; Mrs. Mae Connor, second
grade; Mrs. Gerald Morgan, third
grade; Miss Thelma Young, fourth
grade; Mrs. C. S. New, fifth grade;
Mrs. G. P. Hamrick, sixth and sev
enth grades, principal.
Mrs. Beuna Bostick, first grade
and principal. Miss Lucile Nix, first
grade; Miss Margaret Anthony,
| second grade; Miss Elizabeth Ed
wards, second grade; Miss Jewe'l
Askew, third grade; Miss Clara
Babb, fourth grade; Miss Jessie
Mae Mackie, fifth grade; Miss Fay
Wilson, sixth and seventh grades.
Miss Adeline Bostick, first garde.
Miss Nora Cornwell, first grade;
Mrs. Kimmie Falls, first grade;
Miss Mary Hardy, Second grade;
Miss Minnie Warlick, second grade.
Miss Ruth Howie, third grade; Miss
t tsephinq \Ramsey, third grade;
i .vliss Margaret Pritchard, fourth
grade; Miss Louise Latta, fourth
grade; Miss Winnie Blanton, fifth
grade; Miss Edna Parker, fifth
grade; Miss Selma C. Webb, sixth
grade and .principal; Miss Mildred
Thompson seventh grade and home
economics; Miss Irene Chandler,
Mrs. Martha Mills 1st grade;
Miss Ethalie Moses, 2nd grade;
| Miss Elizabeth Clarke, 3rd grade;
i Mrs. Jessie Ramseur, 4th grade
and principal; Miss Helen Dixon,
6th grade; Miss Frances Jennings
Mr. R. M. Tollison, English and
mathemates; Mr. M. V. Cooper
science and mathematics; Mrs. A.
L. Bennett, English; Mr. Tilden
Falls, French and science; Mr. J. Y.
Irvin, mathematics: Mr. V. C. Ma
son English and Bible; Mr. W. T.
Sinclair, civics and music; Miss
Macy Parham, history; Mrs. W. J.
Roberts, Latin and Mathematics;
Mr. W. S. Buchanan, science and
mathematics; Mr. J. B. Hatley,
English and civics; Mr. Forrest
Hamrick, history and mathematics;
Mr. R. YV. Morris, history and
geography; Miss Edna Jordan,
home economics; Mrs. Renn Drum
commercial; Miss Ora Upshaw,
English and dramatics.
Ezra Bridges, first grade; Maude
Foster, first grade; Lyda Galbraith
| second grade; Mary Blount, fourth
grade; Reba Roney Borders, sixth
grade; T. K. Borders, tenth and
eleventh grades, principal.
Aldermen Set Salary Of
Mayor And Board Members
Mayor’s Salary Adjusted In Budget To $1,
800. Aldermen To Receive $5 Per Regular
Meeting And $2.50 For Special Meetings.
Harmony At Gathering.
I. WHILE IK
MOSS THE SO
Has Dot-Dash Transmission Set
With Which "He Communicates
Strong and lasting friendships
have been and are being made by
Mr. J. R. Wikle, superintendent of
the Ella Division of the Consoli
dated Textile corporation in Shel
by by his dot-dash wireless trans
mission and receiving set which he
has built and is operating at his
The instrument is a great hobby
of Mr. Wikle for out of his wire
less communication with other ama
teur operators in this and foreign
countries, correspondence has fol
lowed and he has made friends
with hundreds, of people he has
never seen. Mr. Wikle has license
from the federal government to op
erate. The international Morse coda
is used. Ask any boy scout if he
“knows his stuff” as the youngsters
would say. When a court of honor
is held before which the scout boys
come for examination to pass their
studies in raising their rank in scout
dom, Mr. Wikle is usually on the
“jury”. Scouts must know the
Morse code and Mr. Wikle puts
them through the drill on the alpha
bet. He not only knows the code
but is well versed in scout work,
having been active with scout
boys for many years.
Mr. Wikle’s wireless set has
been heard from New Hampshire
1 in the north to Kansas in the west.
| Only a few days ago he received
| cards from fellow operators in
Porio Rico and England saying
they had “catight" his messages as
they go over the air to distant sta
Mrs. T. H. Poteet
Buried At Zion
Aged Woman of No. 2 Township
Died Sunday. Husband and
Four Children Survive.
Mrs. Mary Logan Poteet, wife of
Thomas H. Poteet died Sunday at
her home in No. 2 township west
I of the Sharon community at the
1 advanced age of 81 years, eleven
months and thirteen days. Mrs.
Poteet was one of the oldest women
in that community and greatly be
loved by all who knew her. She was
a fine Christian character and will
be greatly missed. She was the
mother of six children, four living
and two dead. The living are Mrs.
Sam Weathers, Mrs. Champion, and
Charlie Poteet of this county and
George Poteet of Spartanburg, S.
C. Also surviving are 19 grand
children and five great grand chil
The funeral was held Monday at
11 o’clock and the interment W’as at
Zion church cemetery, Mrs. Poteet
having lived in that community and
had been a member of Zion for
Mr. M. H. Bell Dies
Of Blood Poison
Mr. M. H. Bell died in a Gas
tonia hospital on Monday of blood
poisoning, according to reports
Mr. Bell, a carpenter by trade
: was well known and popular in the
j Grover community where he lived.
The funeral services were held from
the Baptist church, Grover, ard
conducted by Rev. Hoyle Love, pas
tor of the church.
Mr. Bell, who was born on Sep
tember 23, 1878 was married in
[1913 to Miss Fannie Foster and is
survived by two sons and one
B. & L. Men Here
Four Shelby building and loan
men. Messrs. J. F. Roberts, J. L.
Suttle, Marvin Blanton, and W. R.
McEntire, attended the state and
national building and loan sessions
in Asheville this week. The state
body met Monday and the national
association has been in session
Delegates were present from 30
states and Oklahoma had 200 del
At the regular meeting of
the city aldermen Tuesday
night the salrry of the mayor
was set by the board at $1,800
per year, and compensation of
$5 for each regular meeting
and $2.50 for each special
meeting for their own work.
The salary adjustments came up
when the budget was surveyed by
the board as one of the final busi
ness items of the board before ad
journment just before midnight.
The only portion of the budget
considered was the administrative
sheet which has to do with salaries
and official expenses under various
The matter of adjusting the sal
aries brought forth no evident
discord and the entire matter
moved smoothly. The budget as
prepared by the auditor called for
a salary of $2,400 for the mayor
and $1^200 for all the aldermen.
When tne budget came up Mayor
Dorsey, who presided at the meet
ing stated that it was entirely up
to the bonrd and that he had no
suggestions to make, or offer, and
any move made by them would be
without any criticism by him.
After some contemplation of the
various items Alderman Ledford
suggested that the $2,400 be chang
ed to $1,800 and that the salary
for aldermen be changed to the
above amount per meeting. Follow
ing some discussion, all of which
seemed favorable, the Ledford sug
gestion was placed in the form of a
motion and passed.
Hi B MEET 1
ill nun fight
Rr dio Programs Here for Dempsey
Sharkey Battle. Demppey
Record Better. •
Measurements of Men to Battle
Jack Dempsey Jack Sharkey
32 Age 25
196 pounds Weight 192 pounds
6 ft. 1 1-2 in. Height 6 ft.
76 in. Reach 72 in.
42 in. Chest normal 40 1-4 in.
45 in. Chest expanded 44 1-4 in.
32 in. Waist 33 1-2 in.
14 in. Biceps 13 in.
14 in. Forearm 13 in.
22 in. Thigh 24 tn.
15 in. Calf 17 in.
8 1-2 in. Ankle 9 1-2 in.
16 1-2 in. Neck 16 in.
9 in. Wrist 8 in.
(By International News Service.)
New York.—Jack Dempsey may
or may not come back successfully
on the night of July 21 but, in one
respect at least, he is an absolute
standout. He has Jack Sharkey
beaten before they start—in tho
Dempsey, fighting since 1915,
has compiled the impressive total
of 47 knockouts in 78 matches for
an average of .603. Sharkey, on the
other hand or both of them, haa
scores only 9 knockouts in 33
fights for an average of .273. Each
has suffered one knockout, Demp
sey by old Jim Flynn in a synthet
ic fight and Sharkey by Romero
Rojas. Both have been beaten,
Dempsey thrice and Sharkey four
times. The latter has been fighting
only three years.
Age, the great leveller, is all in
favor of Sharkey, the Lithuanian
admitting twenty-four summers to
thirty-two for Dempsey.
An examination of their com
parative measurements shows Demp
sey with an advantage of four
inches in reach, some four pounds/
in weight and 1 3-4 around the
chest. His arms are bigger than
Sharkeys but his legs are smaller.
Over Radio Here.
Shelby fight fans will listen in on
the fight tomorrow night over pri
vate radios or at some public ra
dio. Indications are that the detail
ed story over the air will he good.
W. A. Pendleton and L. W. Gard
ner will give epen programs of
j the fight over their radios at their
■ places of business on Warren
j street, and the Linebergeg-Hoey
! Realty firm, in the Courtview
j building corner Marion and LaFay
ette streets, will give a public re
port over J. D. Lineberger’s out*