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By mail, per year (in advarce)- $2.5*
By carrier, per year (in advance) 13.00
.THE STAR’S REVIEW.
Frank Hoyle, at the end of the
tra\v . tat season, throws his som
kr(,ril in tile political ring for sher
iff- * * .
Ott',1) loses $5 a hale on boll
(e,\il report of the government
Two rural letter carriers out
from Shelby will have finished 25
years of continuous service on
new .real estate and insurance
firm; barber shop changes owner
ship ami one merchant finds that
* * *
County farmers mutual fire in
jurants'"company record is tribute
s of mutual organizations.
House numbers and mail recen
ta,b are necessary to get cily
mail delivery service extended over
24 city blocks.
You see in The Star today a pic
ture of little Miss Roberts who
has six living grandmothers.
Another Candidate Announces Him
self tv Succeed Retiring
Sheriff Hugh Logan.
“Are .you running for sheriff ?”
The Star asked Frank L. Hoyle yes
terday in the postoffice when The
Star undertook to check up on ru
mors that Mr. Hoyle who served for
12 years as clerk of the Superior
court was in.politics again. 'That’s
my intention now,” announced Mr.
Hoyle. "1 have had lots of people
urging nit to run for several
months and within the past few
weeks I have- made up my mind
positively to l>e a candidate and
have so announced the fact to a
few friends who have talked to n:e
about the matter, says air. Hoyle.
This makes the fourth candi
date already out for the position of
high .-he! ;ff of Cleveland county
and .-till there are others in whose
bonnet the sheriff’s bee is buzzing.
Mr. Hoyle is one of the county’s
mo: inf. mntial men. After serving
t> <ic; ut> clerk of court under his
beloved father the late Capt. Lem
uel J. linjle, Frank was elected
as clerk and held the position for
a dozer, years. His last term of of
fice, expiree! nine years ago and
then he quit. He was not defeated
but he. quit in the good graces
of the people whom he served s'l
faithfully for a dozen years. His
knowledge of law placed him in
position to render the public a
splendid service which they fully
Mr. Hoyle says it is a bit early
to announce but that since others
are in the race, he has made up his
mind to enur the fight early. The
primary is hot until next year and
the election..a year from this fall.
Puts Bad Checks
In Show Window
Quinn'. Drug Store Finds This Ef
fective Way to Stop Bad
( heck Practice.
von see a “covey” of people
P line in the window at Quinn’s
rue store, you may think they are
“’k'OK at an advertisement of a
sreairi offer, but no, they are scan
wne a frame-full of worthless
"hich the store accepted in
t°wi faith from its customers ard
„oun'* them to be “without suffi
lerjL funds’ when presented to the
anc Quinn says the display of the
orthless checks in the window's
* 0Wlne the signatures of men who
J*'e caused a number of
signers to come in and redeem
’ s'n(,c he had adopted this
- ‘0<* exposure of worthless
h s experience is that all
I necks now accepted are good,
‘he people who give them
d,".surt' they have the funds in
nit ',"''‘r<*er to keep their names
Inwi ■ ,mhlic frame in the win
. 1 ,,u 1,1,1 sa>'s he thinks they will
J *le Wl|rthless check practice
lri1 1 "hich has been so common
,2* tlle I,ast year. Other mer
" '',HJld use his method to
II advantage. “It may drive a
away>” aays Quinn,
, 'hi not want the business
individual who will take ntv
r<;haiidt.se away and give me
htun' ^, >Ut a worthlesa check in
Mrs. Jane Stewart To
J, '1 -Jane Stewart, mother of
g, i .1 .ik 1 in Harrill, died at the
^'.' hospital this morning at
H, l at the age of 73 years
Lri ‘ ' he buried at Double
f!,;,Ptist church Thursday
,rvi at 3 O’clock. The funeral
11) n ,0 conducted by Rev.
(,.n and Rev. D. G. Wash
I, , l ' !s- Stewart had been mak
er v ,<>n,1e w‘tb her only daugh
Its u ^ ranklin Harrill since
an'iH was married.
Prof. Grigg Says District Special
Would Be Abolished And New
Tax Voted For Extra.
Some misunderstanding resulted
from the recent proposal by Coun-1
ty Supt. J. Horace Grigg for aj
county-wide eight months school j
term before the Kiwanis club when j
Mr. Grigg was quoted as saying
that a “forty cent county-wide
tax” would finance the schools.
The proposition has created con
siderable interest and Mr. Grigg
says “numerous questions concern
ing the eight months term indicate
a genuine interest in the plan.” In
seeking more light on the “forty
cents” county-wide tax, Mr. Grigg
tells The Star:
“At present we have a countv
wide tax of 57 cents levied by the
commissioners for the support of
the six months school term requir
ed hv our State constitution. Inas
much as many districts have found
it expedient to operate their
schools for a longer period than
six months they have voted local
taxes as high as 50 cents in order
to run their schools two months
longer. Shelhv and Kings Moun
tain n-w'-rate three months longer or
a total of nine months.
“Since some districts have only
a small amount of taxable proner
ty. comparativrly sneaking, they
experience much difficulty in oper
ating an e!ght months term even
with a rather high rate of local
tax Other districts which fortun
ately have a large amount of tar-j
eh]e property are able to operate
the;r schools for eight or 0 months
—;*h • local **>x much lower
than the weaker d:str:ots.
\\ nnifi Abolish Di«fnrt
“UruW the propound r»]*n n11 *}f
Al- ** 1 *>/■»o 1 ip ■+ho vqpoufs dis
trict** would b<* abolished and a
I county-widp tax ha^ided, t*M>P?Xs*
fUrt <?choo^ two months lor'*'or
than tho ronui^^d s:x nonfUc
^hc.n tborr> would ho th^ o7 cor*+<*
to «oir>no~t tho ^^oscpt js’X months
term and possibly 40 cen-s to
(Continued on pape eight.)
»— • ■—
McWhirter Boys Buy
Palace Barber Shop
I Ambrose and Roscoe McWhirter,
i two of Shelby's most popular bar
‘ hors have purchased the Palace
! Barber shop from Cook & Boyles
and took charge this morning. Am
I brose has been one of the tonsoria!
artists at Jim Austell’s shop for
five years, while Roscoe has been
identified with the Autsell shop for
over a continuous period of ten
! years. The Palace barber shop
which they have acquired is lo
cated in i.he basement of the Union
Trust company building and is
ideally located for a business of
this kind. It is understood that
Messrs. Cook and Boyles have pur
chased shops at Valdese and Tay
j lorsville to which places they will
Audit Of County
School Books Ready
Prof. F. A. EfTrnundson. who ha?
been making an audit of the county
school finances for the past year
came up Saturday from Charlotte
and completed his work, according
tn County Superintendent J. H.
Grigg and a summary of the audit
will be published in a few days for
the information of the tax payers.
Mr. Edmonson, when he began the
audit, was connected with the staie
department of education, but re
cently accepted position as super
intendent of the county schools of
Mecklenburg. Since the schools re
quire the greater part of the coun
ty’s tax rvenue, the information
will be interesting to the tax pay
Short Term Schools
To Start In October
All of the rural schools of the
county that operate eight months
are already running and the city
schools at Kings Mountain will
start September 5th and the city
schools of Shelby will start Sep
tember 12th. The schools that run
only six months will start between
the middle of October and the first
of November, depending on the
harvest season. If harvest is late,
schools will be late opening, and
vice versa. When the county board
of education meets Monday, a ten
tative date for the opening of the
six months school will probably be
set, hut this date will be subject
to change to suit the convenience
of the farm patrons of the schools.
These are now pie'u res ot
cnarlid Chaplin and Lita Gray
Chaplin, whose divorce suit has
been the year’s choicest morsel of
new3 • in the Hollywood movie
colony. The lines in Chaplin’s
face indtca*o he has afced con
iierably in the last yean
I)ula Pays One Penny And Costs
In Settling Action For
Blowing Rock.—The $30,000
damage suit of Commodore Burle
son, of Morganton, against C. L.
Dula, of Blowing Rock, has been
settled out of court for one cent it
was said by Mr. Dula here.
Mr. Dula said his attorneys and
those of Burleson reached a com
promise by which the suit would
be discontinued if Dula would pay
the costs and a nominal amount of
damages to Burleson. Thereupon
Mr. Dula gave Mr. Burleson one
cent and the case ended.
Burleson filed the suit seeking
damages because Dula had been
quoted in newspapers as saying
that Broadus Miller, negro slayer
of Gladys Kincaid of Morganton,
hp.d been slafin apparently while
he offered no resistence. Burleson
maintained that Miller fired on
him first w’ith a shotgun, and that
he killed Miller in self-defense,
On this ground Burleson demand
id the $30,000 damages.
Mail Service cannot In; Extended
Until Citizens Have Provided
In order to get the city delivery
of mails extended over 25 city
blocks, the patrons in the new ter
ritory to be served, must do two
things, number their houses with
permanent figures and provide re
ceptacles in which the carrier can
deposit the mail, says Postmatser
•I. H. Quinn, The failure of pat
rons to co-operate in this way is
delaying the inauguration of the
service which cannot be started un
til these two things are done.
Some weeks ago a survey of the
city was made by an inspector
from the postoffice department and
he recommended that extension of
the service to cover 24 city blocks.
The additional ■ territory proposed
One block North Clegg street,
one-half block West Gardner street,
one-half block North LaFayette
street, four blocks East Marion
street, three blocks Cresent ave
nue, one block West Blanton street,
six and one-half blocks South La
Fayette street, one bldck North
Washington street, two blocks, Bel
vedere avenue, four blocks Line
Other streets failed to get the
desired service for the reason that
'hey did not have proper side.walks.
There is no hope for city service
in a territory that does not have
good side-walks, either paved or
Boxes and Numbers.
Postmaster Quinn in urging that
each house be provided with boxes
and numbers has the following to
; say about the new service:
“By order of the city authorities,
all houses on the proposed additions
lo the area of city delivery in Shel
by have been numbered and the
numbers written on houses in
crayon. The occupants of the houses
are requested to provide and place
proper numbers and to provide
some kind of receptacles for mail
at once. A slot in or near a door
i is satisfactory. The department will
^iot install the service within the
new territory until this order li
; complied with. Let every resident of
: the new territory act promptly in
this matter and see that his neigh
bors do not overlook it. The pai
orns can now hasten or retard the
j starting of the service over the
new territory as they choose.”
Farmer Enters Suit
Against Power Line
W. J. Riley, through his attor
ney Peyton McSwain has entered a
civil action for damages against
ihe Fallston Electric Light am)
Power company, alleging that his
son Paul Riley, was seriously in
jured on July 14th this year when
the youth was shocked by the elec
tric current of the said power com
pany when he was ploughing in a
cotton field where one of the de
fendant's poles is located. The com
plaint alleges that when young
Riley was ploughing in the field,
the force of the electric current
drew to the pole, knocked him un
conscious and that as a result of
the shock he was ill in bed for 12
days and is still unable to work.”
Damages in the sum of $10,000 for
alleged permanent injury of the
youth and $10,000 for the cost of
the action is asked for In the com
Fatmers Mutual Fire Has
Only $4,000 Loss Last Year
A loss of only $4,400 was sus
tained by fire -’during the past
year, it was reported Saturday at
the annual meeting of the Farmers
Mutual Fire Insurance association
of Cleveland County held in the
court house. The company is in fine
financial condition due to tbe
splendid management accorded it
by W. R. Newton who has served
as secretary-treasurer there was no
reserve fund, but in these years, a
reserve fund of $12,000 has been ac
cumulated by laying aside a little
money year after year. This re
serve is kept to meet any conting
ency that might arise.
Mull Succeeds Wray
O. M. Mull, who has served as
vice president for many years was
elected president, succeeding the
late John S. Wray who was presi
dent for thirty years. To the tire
less efforts of Mr. Wray is also
due much of the credit of the suc
cess of the company and a com
mittee composed of O. M. Mull.
Joe E. Blanton and W. R. Newton
was appointed to draft suitable re
solutions in memory of the dead
The company has in force a mil
| lion, six hundred and fifty thous
and dollars worth of fire insur
ance on property belonging entirely
to farmers in Cleveland county.
This is about the same amount of
insurance the company carried the
year before. “The past year was n
I bad year for collections, but a
i good year from the standpoint of
losses,’’ says Mr. Newton who
adds that a rate of thirty dents on
the $100 worth of property has
j been set for the ensuing year.
E. C. Borders has been elected
vice president, Joe E. Blanton,
I county agent. There is a director
from each township and these were
elected from the townships in the
order named: ,T. A. McCraw. \V. C.
i Hamrick. W. A. Gladden. J. Bur
I Patterson, M. P. Harrelson, l.a
Fayette Roberts. A. B. Jones. An
drew A. Elliott, P. L. Peeler, A. T.
Mull and George W. Peeler,
i The success of this mutual fire
insurance company has been phe
nbminal and has been the ohjeet rf
praise all over North Carolina.
There are only a few mutual fire
insurance companies in the state
ami none has been quite as sre
: eessful as the one in Cleveland.
Little Lady, Janice Roberts,
With Six Living Grandmothers
Reading left to right, standing: Mrs. F. C. Borders, a great grand
mother: Mrs. K. E. Roberts, grandmother; Mrs. .1. N. Smith, grand
mother, Mrs, Sara Huffsietler, great giandmother, Mrs. Elizabeth
Houser, great great grandmother, !Mi years old, Mrs. Sara Roberts,
great grandmother. Baby in lap of Mrs. Elizabeth Houser is Miss
Janice Roberts; 9 -months-old child of Mr. and Mrs, Guy Roberts.
Boll Weevil Report Sends
Cotton Down $5 A Bale
New Orleans, Aug. 30.—The
cotton market broke 100 to 108
points, or $5 to §5.25 a bale on the
government weevil report today.
Fifteen mniutes reception of
the weevil report the market was
still dropping with no indication
of a cessation in the selling move
An opening rally, which had car
ried October to 23.30, December
to 23.60 and January to 23.67 al
ready been checked by profit tak
ing when the weight of the weevil
^report made itself felt. Under the
added impetus tV the downward
movement, October dropped to
22.30. December to 22.52 and Jan
j uary to 22,65.
Washington, Aug. 30— The
I eleventh boll weevil report of the
i department of agriculture issued
! today includes the following:
i Texas, Eastern section, had far
' more boll weevil injury than usual
according to reports from 59 coun
ties for the period August 1 to 15.
In Central Texas there appears to
be an area of 8 or 10 counties
where boll weevils have not been
abundant except in wooded see
i tions. The crop in this area is a
little better than average.
Arkansas reports on August 1G
say boll weevils appear to be more
abundant in Western portions of
the State this year than in any
year since 1923. Records for the
Eastern portion of the State are
not so complete as usual, but ap
parently the boll weevil is not pro
portionately as serious as in West
ern portions. Louisiana: Tallulah
reported August 8 to 13 average
infestation 65.9 per cent, infesta
tion ranging from 56.6 to 75.0 per
cent. Raton Rouge on August 20
reported infestation has been com
plete in many fields for at least
ten days and is rapidly reaching
complete infestation in majority
of undusted fields.
Infestation has been so spotted
in the earlier part of the season
that some fields are still making
| Mississippi reported on August
20 that boll weevils in that State
broke all previous records of the
season during the previous week,
! with an average of 40 per cent of
the squares punehtured in the hill
counties. This marked an increase
over the preceding week when the
; infestation average was 30 per
cent, and that of 18 per cent two
weeks ago. The weevils are four
times as abundant as on this date
: last year. The flooded area of the
delta is still practically free of
Alabama: On August 16th boll
weevils had continued to multiply
in enormous number in Central
and South Alabama. In some of
the Piedmont region cotton fields
there will not be over 50 bolls of
cotton to the acre. Of 6,489 squares
countyed on undusted plants 65 per
cent were punctured.
South Carolina: The average in
festation on 12 plantations in the
vicinity of Florence on August 10
was 77.36 per cent as compared
with 66.64 on August 22, the re
port said. Clcmson College on Aug
ust 15 reported weevil infestation
light and found only in scattered
areas in the lower and middle
Piedmont sections. No weevils have
| been reported in the extreme up
per section of the state.
North Carolina: On August 15
increasing damage was reported
throughout the cotton section. In
the souihern counties from the
coast to the middle Piedmont, the
average infestation of squares ap
pear to he about forty per cent. In
the upper coastal plain counties
the average infestation , is about
8 per cent with a heavier infes
New Realty Firm
Opens In Shelby
George P. Webb And His Brother
E. I.. Webb Form Insurance
And Realty Company.
George P. Webb for eight years
clerk of the superior court of
Cleveland county and his brother
E. L. Webb, who fpr a number of
years has been bookkeeper for Z.
B. Weathers and Sons, manufac
turers of concrete products, have
formed a partnership to be known
as Webb and Webb and will open
today a firo insurance and realty
office in the Union Trust building.
They made up their decision this
week to launch into this business,
the senior Mr. Webb having been
taking a needed rest since his
term of office expired last Decem
ber. It is understood they will sell
no other form of insurance but
policies that Cover fire losses fpr
the present, although other forms
of insurance may be taken on later.
The new firm bad wanted to
take the name of Webb Brothers,
but since there is already a firm
operating here under that name,
they selected W'ebb and Webb, the
name of the old law firm when
Judges J. L. and E. Y. Webb were
partners in practice.
Mrs. Claude Grigg 111
In Richmond Hospital
Dr. W. T. Grigg of Lawndale
left early this week for Richmond,
Va. to be at the bedside of his
daughter-in-law Mrs, Claude Grigg
Who is seriously ill in a hospital
there. Mrs. Grigg lives at Free
mont, this state, and was taken to
a Richmond hospital where a ser
ious operation was found neces
sary. Friends of the family are
alarmed over her condition. Mr.
Claude Grigg has been elected
superintendent of the Kings Moun
tain graded schools which open
UNIVERSITY GLEE CLUB
ON SUCCESSFUL TRIP
Chapel Hill, Aug. 30.—(INS.—
[ The University of North Carolina
I Glee club, at present on a tour
l of Europe, apparently is meeting
with the same success that ranked
them among the leading glee clubs
; o( this country.
R. B. House, executive secretare
of the university, has received
from Carrol! Downes, a member <>f
I the American club in London, a
jletier raiding the G1 ■-s Club.
“With ‘l.indv,’ Bob'-v -Tones end
your t oys.” Downes wrote “we
j are indeed sending t«i the Old
Wo Id acceptable ambassadors of
o rc* wiil.”
Two Shelby Rural
Cariers Round Out
25 Years Service
George A. Khun, rural let
ter carrier on Shelby Route 1
ami (I. V. Hawkins on Shel
by Route 2 will round out
2.r> years of service with the
lepartmeht on September 1st.
They have been carrying
continually since the routes
were established a quarter
century ago rarely missing
I heir schedules through all
kinds of weather. “Both have
always been and still are
faithful and efficient carriers
and very popular with their
patron*,” says Postmaster
Quinn, When the first rural
service was inaugurated from
Shelby, three routes were es
tablished. In addition to
routes one and two carried
by Elam and Hawkins, Mere
dith White started! Route 3.
Mr. White resigned a number
of years ago and was suc
ceeded by George Dover,
It is thought Carrier Go.
forth on Kings Mountain
Route 1 is the oldest carrier
in point of service in Cleve
land eoumy. His route was
authorized a short time be
fore the Shelby routes, and
he has been in continuous
With horse and buggy
iver almost impassable roads,
that required almost a full
day to make a trip, the men
contrast those days with to
day when they ride in cars
over good roads and complete
heir trip in three hours or
Kings Mountain Baptist Associa
tion to Meet at Double Shoals
October 1th and 5th.
(Special to The Star.)
The Kings Mountain Baptist as
sociation will meet with the Double
Shoals church October 4th and 5th.
Below is the list of the homes for
the delegates of the different
Beaver. Dam—T. W. Spangler.
Bethlehem—J. W. Costner.
Boiling Springs—II. C. Royster.
Casar—J. R. Peeler.
Carpenters Grove—Andy Warlick
Double Springs—S. C. Wilson.
Dover— R. L. Eskridge.
Elizabeth—W S. Spangler.
Eastside—-G. C. Eskridge.
Flint Hill—C. D. Seism.
Grover—W. F. Yelton and A. L.
Kings Mountain, (1st)—A. D.
Kings Mountain (2nd)—Joe
Lattimore-J. T. Spangler.
Lawndale—Mrs. Mary Deitz.
Macedonia—Mrs. J. W. Spingler.
Mt. Sinai—H. L. Francis.
New Bethel—J. W. Eskridge.
New Hope—C. R. Spangler.
New Prospect—W. E. Cornwell.
Normans Grove—Everett Spang
North Brook—Alex Costner.
Oake Grove—S. B. Eskridge.
Patterson Grove—W. C. Seism. j
Patterson Springs—Lee Eskridge!
Poplar Springs—J. M. Gold.
Pleasant Hill—A. P. Spangler.
Pleasant Ridge—C. D. Spangler.
Pleasant Grove—Plato Cham
Ross Grove—Clem Royster.
Sandy Plains—L. G. Bowen.
Shelby (1st)—J. A. Horn.
Shelby (2nd)—Mrs. A. A. Toney.
Union—G. L. Cornwell.
Wallace Grove—Evans and
Zoar—J .M. Wilson.
Gardner Says War
Spirit Still There
Raleigh, Aug. 30,—The war
spirit is still dominant in Geneva
! and ‘I have grave apprehension
j for the future peace of Europe,”
| reads a letter from O. Max Gard
ner, prominent Shelby lawyer,
who is now touring Europe, to the
News and Observer.
Accompanying the published let
ter is a photograph of Mr. Gard
ner and Federal Judge E. Yates
Webb, also of Shelby, showing
them standing before the Woodrow
Wilson tablet at the Palace of the
League of Nation^ at Geneva.
“The tablet of Wilson made me
! nyoud of him.” Mr. Gardner wrote
i‘‘but it is my judgment that our
i failure to become a party to the
pact accounts for its instability.”
Preacher Tells Of Seeing Couple*
In Dork Room ‘C lose Together’
—Intimacy Told Of.
Greenville, S. C., Aug. 30.—Mrs.
Ethel Willis and Henry Townsend,
the latter apparently intoxicated,
were riding together ten days be
fore Sheriff Sam D. Willis was
killed, W. A. Green testified today
at their trial for the murder.
Green said they drove up to his
filling station, 11 miles from Green
v'He on the Woodruff Hoad, nnd
after Mrs. Willis had bought gaso
line, she asked the way to Spar
tanburg and they left in that di
Townsend, he said, was slumped
down in their closed automobile
and seemed to have been “drinking
The Rev. J. A. Willis, preacher
deputy, recalled as a witness, told
of seeing Mrs. Willis and Town
send together in a semi-dark room
at the Willis home in 1924. They
separated quickly, he said, when he
called Mrs. Willis, leaving a mes
sage for her from her husband
who was ill in bed.
1 ovvnsend visited the Willis
home frequently when the sheriff
was absent, according to C. C.
f loud, automobile mechanic, who
testified he occupied an apartment
in the Willis home in July and
August last year. The witness said
the two often went to the rear of
the garage ostensibly to feed a
dog which Townsend kept at the
One time, he testified, they went
to feed the dog at midnight.
Footprints and cigfyret stumps
found at the rear of the garage
were not there four hours after
the killing, Reuben Gosnell, real
estate dealer and former prohibi
tion officer, testified. Gosnel said
he made an investigation back of
the garage, as soo nas it was day
light, and saw no signs.
Gosnell also told of seeing the
two defendants together on numer
ous occasions. One time Townsend
had his arms around Mrs. Willis,
he said. The witness said Mrs.
Willis remarked while visiting at
his home about three years ago
that her husband had toid her she
would be talked about if she con
tinued to stay out until midnight
W. R. Neeley, Gosnell’s partner,
corroborated the testimony about
seeing the defendants together of
Former Deputy Ben Paris re
called, testified Townsend at dif
ferent times had owned several .32
calibre pistols. Sheriff Willis was
shot with a weapon of that calibre,
which has never been located, ac
cording to Detective W. W. Rogers
Indications that the State may
rest its case today prompted the
defense to prepare for introduction
of fifty to sixty witnesses.
Testimony yesterday by almost
every State witness centered
around the alleged intimacy be
tween the two defendants, princi
pally during the several months
preceding the slaying. Coroner
John L. Parks testified to seeing
the two together in an automobile
on two occasions, and declared also
that the defendants were together
frequently in conversation behind
the courthouse, where her hus
band’s offices were located. Town
send was his chief deputy and the
sheriff’s comrade overseas during
the World War.
Uther witnesses on the stand
told of seeing the defendants to
gether on Mrs. Willis’ bed in her
home, and being constantly in each
Shelby Electric Co.
Closes Up Business
Makes Voluntary Assignment. Mr.
George Tompkins Will. Re
main in Shelby. i
The Shelby Electric company
made a voluntary assignment yes
terday for the benefit of its credi
tors and W. C. Boggs Southern re
presentative of the National Credit!
association has been made assignee.
George Tompkins who has beeni
the manager of this business on W.
Marion street since it began busi
ness about two years ago says
there are no local creditors holding
un-paid claims against the concern.
Mr. Tompkins will remain in Shel
by and do general electric contract
ing. It is not known Just how Mr.
Boggs, the assignee will dispose ol>
the stock on hand, whether he will
sell as a whole or in part, but he
will at rive within the next few daya
i to dispose of the business.