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j^lionck Negro Said to Have Attack
ed Officer and Claiming Sec
ond Attack Given.
The first public move in the
brawl between Fred Dover, ex-po
liceman, and Frank --menck, negro
charged with assaulting the officer,
came up in county court today.
In brief, the results were that
Sdienck through his counsel waiv
ed the preliminary hearing and woe
bound over to Superior court. Fred
pover was not in court and it was
siated by Max Gardner, attorney
for Dover's father, that he was in
Texas. The charge against Lee
pover. father of Fred, was carried
over for two weeks as was the
charge against the former officer.
*ho it is said will return lor uie
According to information coming
out the hearing young Dover to
gether with his wife and child left
several days ago for Texas to see
Mrs Dover’s parents. who live
there At that time no warrant had
been sworn out against the former
officer and his counsel told the court
that lie thought he could have
him back for a hearing two weeks
from now. The warrants against
pover and his father, charging as
sault on the negro prisoner, were
not issued by Solicitor Gardner un
til yesterday officers state, and
Dover left before he knew that
charges would be preferred against
him. they say. His wife, it is said
had been preparing for a visit
there and when the young officer
was asked to resign he accompan
ied her. reports are.
The colored man, Schenck, was
able to arrange his $300 bond dui -
ing the day and was given ms free
South Shelby
News Gleanings
Study Course Comes To End—New
ton Feree Of New York Has
Been Visiting Mother.
• Special to The Star..
The study course of the intermed
iate and senior B. Y. P. U. closed
Tuesday night.
The music club of the Second
Baptist church met Monday night.
A large crowd was present.
Miss Ruth Wikle of Birmingham
Ala is spending awhile with her
brother Mr. J. R. Wikle.
Mr Winfred Jackson has return
ed to his home from the navy.
Mr. and Mrs. S. E:.Weaver spent
the week-end with Mr. and Mr.;
R. W Weaver.
Miss Vera Whisnant and he
mother spent the week-end with
Mr and Mrs. D. C. Rollins.
Miss Mildred Hawkins spent the
week-end in Gastonia with relatives.
Miss Violet Weaver has returned
home after spending awhile in
Gainsville. Ga.
Miss Adelaide Weaver, daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. B. O. Weaver of
Gamsvile, Ga.. will make her homo
with Mr. and Mrs. Wray Queen
while attending the South Shelby
Mr. and Mrs. F. N. Wood spent
the week-end with Mr. and Mrs.
Carl Hughes.
Miss Marion Bridges spent Sat
urday and Sunday with Rev. Rush
Mr and Mrs. Marvin Blanton and
children attended the birthday din
ner with Mr. W. M. Branton of Sha
ron. Sunday!
Mr. Newton Ferree who holds a
position in New York City, spent
awhile with his mother Mrs. F. A.
Little Miss Evelyn Hawkins is 'll
at this writing. We hope she soon
will recover.
The government gin report issued
today shows 3,505,552 bales ginned
to September 15 as compared witn
1.540.000 up to the same date last
year The market strengthened on
«is as it is expected that this gin
n‘ng represents about 30 per cent
the crop. At noon cotton was
Quoted in New York as follows:
October 20.40; December 20.79:
anuary 20.72. Yesterday’s close Oc
tober 20.22; December 20.57; Janu
ary 20.58.
New York, Sept. 23.—Eight p. m .
leather and forecast fair. Moderate
usiness in Worth street. It war
Puhited out in floor talk yesterday
'al because of motor transporta -
on and improved ginning machin
*r> cotton can be moved and gin- 1
jtod with much greater speed than j
ormerly so comparisons made fo: j
years back to work out an indi- '
tod crop from today’s figure may
** hable to serious error. Report
ue at a a. m j£ four mli
on it may have a sentimental
parish effect but think only tem
porary as all information points to
8 small yield.
ev. H K. Boyer, D. D„ returnee
fahelby Wednesday from attend
upon the annual meeting of
rard of trustees of the Children’,
me, at Winston-Salem. Mrs. Boy
acccmpanied Dr. Boyer as far a
barlotte, where she spent the time the doctor's absence with he.
“Stunt” Night Directed by Wm.
Lineberger Furnished Enter
tainment to 140.
Teachers of the Shelby public
school were guests last rtlgh.
of members of the Kiwanis club
members, who were also allowed
the Drivilege of bringing one wif >
along. One hundred and forty gath
ered around the festive board and
enjoyed an evening of hilarious en
j tertainment in the nature of stunts
planned by Wm. Lineberger who
had charge of the program. In walk
ed the guests singing “School Days"
and from then the fun continued.
Clint Newton, rising young attorney
after a speech was presented wita
a clothes basket of flowers out of1
which jumped Marie King who did
the “Charleston". Herman Eskridge
presented the new Ford. Josh Lat
timore told of "what he saw and
heard" after a visit to the city
schools. Dr. Dorton presented
■“Spark Plug", a real liffe pony, to
George Blanton. Kiwanis president
and horseman. Prizes were passed
around and a burlesque play entit
led a "Gathering of Nuts" with th»
principals as the nuts afforded
amusement. The evening closed with
the party singing "Good Night La
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; Sister of Clyde R. Hoey, S. E. Hoey
And Mrs John Shannonhouse
Of Shelby Passes.
The many Shelby friends of the
: Hoey family will regret to learn of
| the sudden passing in Gastonia this
| morning at 4 o’clock of Mrs Nellie
i Hoey-Warren. daughter of the late
Capt. Samuel ‘A. and Mrs. Lottie
! Hoey of Shelby. Mrs. Warren, widow
' of the late Robert C. Warren was
i taken sick a few days ago with a
throat trouble from which pneumo
nia developed. For two days she lay
in an unconscious condition and as
attending physicians and relatives
watched closely. they saw her
gradually sinking. Only a week ago
she was in robust health and was a
visitor in Shelby.
Mrs. Warren was one of Gasto
i ilia's most beloved women, active in
i the religious, social and civic life of
I that community. She devoted her
i attention to welfare work among tivt
poor and was an ardent church and
i Sunday school worker. People in al!
walks of life loved her for her el‘
i fective Christian service. She was of
a jovial disposition, very democratic
in her manner, kind, sympathetic,
affectionate and all who knew her
! loved her. Born in Shelby 54 years
! ago. she lived in Gastonia after
t her marriage, but kept in close
j touch with her Shelby friends, and
j they are deeply touched over her
untimely passing. Last Friday nigh.;
; she brought her Sunday school class
; to Cleveland Springs for an outing
and was in the best of spirits.
Mrs. Warren is survived by her
two brothers. Hon. Clyde R. Hoey
and S. Ernest Hoey and one sister.
Mrs. John Shannonhouse of Shelby.
Three children also survive: Attor
ney Ernest Warren. Misses Myrtie
and Lottie W'arren of Gastonia. The
funeral services will be held from
the Presbyterian church of which
she was a devoted membed on Sat
urday morning at 10 o’clock, the
services being conducted by her pas
tor, Dr. Henderlite.
He’s Going To Pay
The two Shelby boys who made a
unique wager on the Tunnev
Dempsey prize fight are going to
carry it through, it was announced
here this afternoon.
On Saturday morning at 6:30
o'clock, according to arrangements
Everett Dellinger. high school
youth, will start pushing a goat cart
to Kings Mountain over highway 20
In the earn as a passenger Will be
' Buck'' Bridges, another youth.
On Dellinger's back will be a sign
“Dempsey the Coat!''; on Bridges
back a sign will read “Tunney the
Dellinger waged the 13-mile cart
ride that Dempsey would knock
Tunney out in eight rouns; Bridges
said no.
The boys will cat dinner at Kings
Mountain and return by bus.
—Comes Here—Mr. S. F. Reavis,
formerly with Gilmers of High Point
has been transferred to Shelby to
take charge of the furniture depart
ment of the local store. He came
into this new position Thursday,
and predicts he will like the town
and the people.
Fortune Surrenders In
Grover Negro Killing,
Freed Under Heavy Bond
One Of Quartet Sought Gives Up To Officer
When He Hears Of Negro’s Death. Dis
claims Any Connection In Beating. Says
Hicks Struck Blows On Head. Released
Under $3,000 Bond. Others Still Missing.
Marcel Fortune, one of the four
young white men sought by officers
in connection with the fatal beating
Tuesday of Claude Long. Grover
negro, came into Grover Thursday
morning and surrendered to De
puty Sheriff tharlie Shepherd.
Fortune was immediately brought
to the county jail here, but during
the day County Judge John Mull
set a bond for him at $3,000 and
Grover parties. It is said, arranged
the bond at the instigation of Clyde
R Hocy, employed as attorney for
Tells Fatal Brawl
The story told by Fortune through
Mr Hoey, his attorney, clears up a
portion of the fatal brawl. Fortune
himself disclaims any actual con
nection in the affair and is backed
up in his statement, it is said, by
the sister of the dead negro who
was a witness. Futhermore the
neat-appearing young fellow who
gave up says that he was not trying
to elude officers and that he came
in when he learned that the negro
was dead and that he was connect
ed with the case.
At latest reports Hicks. Allen ana
Westmoreland are still missing. Of
ficers are continuing a search for
them, especially in South Carolina.
Mr. Hoey states that Fortune told
him that on the day of the fatal
beating he had driven a team up to
Grover from his home just across
the South Carolina line. During the
day he said he came on to Shelby,
leaving his team at Grover. Re-,
turning in the alternoop, he says, a i
car came by with Hi6ks, West- I
moreland and Allen in it. They call
ed him. he claims, to come take a
ride “down the road a little piece.”
He got in and the car proceeded on
down to where the dead negro's car
had stopped- At this place the car
in which he was riding stopped, he
says, and one of the others remark
ed “We want to see this negro.”
Fortune says that at this time
Hicks and Westmoreland got >out
of the car and went to the negro.
Hicks struck the negro over the
head one time with a stick or spoke
of some kind, Fortune tell it, and
then Westmoreland is said to have
told him “Don't hit him any more.”
but that Hicks swung the bludgeon
against the head another time.
Left The Quartet
According to Fortunes story tc
his attorney he then left the party,
never having moved out of the car
during the assault. Allen, it is said,
also returned to town and told the
officers about it.
Later. Fortune says, he got ms
team and drove on home. Hearing
early Thursday morning that ne
was connected with the assault and
also that the assaulted colored man
was dead he came back across the !
line and gave up.
Had No Feeling
Fortune's explanation that he was
in no way connected with the as
| sault is further supported in his
I story by the related fact that he
! was not connected with the original
j trouble with the little negro boy
Saturday night. Hoyle Allen. Er
i nest Hicks and Jack Westmoreland
were the ones who had the original
| trouble and it was against them, ac
! cording to Fortune, that the fatally
! injured negro testified. His first
j connection with the party was when
I he was asked to take a ride, he
j says.
The heavy bond, under which
'[ Fortune was freed, was made re
, tumable on October 10, by Judge
[ Mull but it also makes it plain, it
l is said, that the bond is returnable
t at any time between now and then
when officers deem advisable, or
when the others are captured. De
velopments at present are awaiting
something new in the search for the
as tne Fortune story is told, al
though not definitely brought out.
it seems as if Allen was not a lead
er in the assault, as it is not men
tioned anything about Allen getting
out of the car with Hicks and
From Grover comes the report
that one of the negro women along
with the negro who was beaten
states that Hicks struck the blow',
or blows, as the case might have
Fortune is somewhere around 2£
years of age, a rather nice-appear
ing young fellow, and not married.
He belongs to a family well known
in the section.
Honey Exhibit At
Ceveland Co. Fair
All bee keepers are urged to co
operate with its in putting on tf<f'
good honey exhibit as possible at
the fair. Due to the fact that this
year is generally regarded as a poor
season for honey production. We
should strive the harder to win
some prizes.
The premium list gives instruc
tion how to prepare thq six entries.]
and prizes offered for each year.’
Bring on your honey to the fair
whether it be much or little. Lee s
make our exhibit attractive by both
quality and quantity of honey. Do
not let a few win all the ribbons
We want greater competition of en
tries than ever before.
—Gin Report—The government
bureau issued figures at 11 o’clock
showing that 3.505,552 bales of cot
ton had been ginned from this
year's crop up to September 15 as
compared with 1,540,000 up to the
same date a year ago. Cotton prices
stiffened on this report. Local buy
ers are paying 20 1-4 cents.
Hundreds At Radio Ringside Here As
Gene Tunney In Greatest Fight Stops
Near Come-Back Of Jack Dempsey
Tex Rickard sold out every ring
side seat in Chicago Thursday night
and a record crowd of over 150,000
looked on, but Tex has no vague as
to the thousands who held a radio
ringside seat and fidgeted through
one of the most gruelling fights on
Here in Shelby hundreds of fight
fans, men, women and children,
listened in as Gene Tunney weath
ered one of the wildest attacks of
the Manassa man mauler in the sev
enth round and then came back to
victory to retain his heavyweight
championship crown.
Dempsey apparently held the ser
timent of the largest number here
abouts, but the ex-marine had his
followers, too. In various sections of
the town business men gave open
radio concerts to hundreds of pat
rons, while in scores of home neigh
borhood circles gathered about to
hear, the details of the greatest sport
spectacle ever staged. At the con
certs in the uptown section the jam
was so great that the streets were
hardly passable.
The first big kick came in the
fourth round when it seemed that
the champion would dispose, by a
knockout of Dempsey, trying to
come back. Then Dempsey came
through until the gong. In the fifth
and sixth rounds they slugged away.
In the hectip seventh Penipsey lor
a moment looked like the lithe wild
cat that sent the bulky Williai d
i down time after time. He drove his
famous left repeatedly to the cham
pion's head and "Tunney is down"
came the radio report. In another
state Dempsey might have been a
champion today, for Tunney it was
' said was down 12 to 14 seconds, but
j complying with the Illinois law the
I counting does not begin until ti e
! other fighter is back in his corner
i and Dempsey lost time getting
away from the fallen man. In be
| tween “nine and ten” Tunney crawl
, ed to his feet and began dodging tin
; til his groggy head cleared. It was
, then that the superior mentality of
; the champ revealed itself in mak
( ing time to get bearings. After tha'
round Tunney staged the comeback
that kept his crown. In the ninth
his slashes opened a cut over
Dempseys eye. In the tenth tin
challenger was gory and wobbling
and the final round saw the cham
pion near to knocking out the most
dangerous threat of his career.
Tunney won the decision by
rounds, the tenth being considered
I the deciding factor by many ring
side experts.
As it was the two fighters, about
whom remarks were made after the
Philadelphia fight, gave the spec
tators their “money's worth", even
sending a tingle through radio spec
tators thousands of miles away as
‘hey tore into each other swapping
siags and jabs in one of the greatest
tights ever before the largest crowd
Cleveland Sprints Steward Worst
Hurt In Wreck Between His
And Lewis Auto.
Three patients were carried to
the Shelby hospital Wednesday aft
ernoon, two of them seriously hurt,
as a result of a coll Ison between two
cars in front of the Roy Sisk res.
dent at the intersection of Marion
and Warren streets three blocks
east of the square. %
Bert Curtis, steward at Cleveland
Springs hotel, is perhaps the worst
Injured in the trio. His frontal bone
is fractured and he is cut about the
brow and chin and otherwise bruis
ed over the body. Por most of the
night he was irrational, but medical
attendants say his condition is fav
orable and he will recover.
Craig Lewis, West Shelby groc
eryman. and his son, Raymond
Lewis, and Mrs. Craig Lewis, riding
in the other car were cut and bruis
ed. Craig Lewis being the worst
hurt in this car. His chin and fore
head were cut, his injuries being at
the same place Mr. Curtis was-hurt,
although Lewis had no fractured
bones. Several stitches were neces
sary to close up the gashes in his
chin and forehead, but he is rest
ing well at the hospital this morn
ing. Raymond Lewis, said to be the
driver of the Lewis car is cut on th >
arm and has a badly bruised head.
He was able to be dismissed from
the hospital the day after the ac
cident. Mrs. Lewis was bruised but
her injuries were not serious and
she was dressed in a home near the
scene of the accident.
According to best information
available, the Lewis car was com
ing toward town, while the Curtis
car was going toward Cleveland
Springs. Lewis says the sun was in
his eyes and he could not see. From
the position of the care he was too
close to the left side of the road and
the cars hit head-on at the curve
of the road. Both cars were almost
completely demolished. A man by
the name of McSwain. accompanied
by Dr. J. R. Osborne who was with
in a few feet at the time of the ar
—©tdent. carried the patients to the
hospital Lewis, senior, has only :t
hazy recollection of what happen
ed, while Curtis, riding alone in his
car, was knocked unconscious and
remained partially rational alt
through the night.
Local Surgeon Is
Notified Of Honor
Dr. John W. Harbison. surgeon a*
the Shelby Publie hospital has been
notified of his admission to the
American College of surgeons, a
much coveted honor, representing
years of successful study and prac
tice. To become a member of thU
organization of professional men. u
surgeon must have performed vari
ous kinds of operations, met with
a certain high standard of success
been accurate in his diagnosis, kept
a complete history of each case. etc.
Dr. Har bis on's many friends con
gratulate him on receiving this mer
ited honor.
Raleigh, Sept. 22.—North Carolina
has a total of 5 053 prisoners, cl
which 2,104 are white and 2.922 ne
groes. a survey made public by Par-'
don Commissioner Edwin Bridges re
vealed. The census represents ihe
first comprehensive survey of the
Of this number, 1.160 prisoners
were in the county jails, 2,301 were
in county prison camps and 1,592
prisoners in states prison and state s
prison camps.
The total was made up of 78 white
women. 175 colored women. 27 In
dians. , 1.427 white men and 2,741
negro men.
The county prison camp census
was compiled as of July 1, the jail
census as of July 15 and the state s
prison census as of July 31.
John M. Best, accompanied by
Mrs. Best, arrived in Shelby Wed
nesday night from Piqua. Ohio, driv
ing the newly acquired Best am
bulance. one of the handsomest ve
hicles of the kind seen hereabouts.
Mr. Best left Piqua Sunday and
made the trip in something over
four days.
The new ambulance, an eight cyl
inder car. finished in the new Mon
astery and Abbott grey, was mad'?
by the Meteor Motor Car company,
and represents the last word in am
bulance construction. A new fea
ture of the equipment will be a first
aid outfit, which with its other fea
tures makes of it virtually a hospital
on wheels.
It will be put in service at the
Will Reynolds, Tobacco Magnate.
Enters Ills Coveted Blue Horse.
"Humpy” Coming.
Those who line the rail at the
county fair grounds next week may
bank on seeing some famous steeds
in actiorf.
Dr J. S. Dorton. fair secretary,
returned yesterday from Mt. Airy
where he booked a big list of some
of the best known racers in the conn
try. In the one booking he secured
15 horses from six states.
Among the prominent North Car
olina race horse owners who will
have steeds here are Will . N. Rey
nolds. tobacco magnate of Winston
Salem. and the Cannons, of Con
cord. Mr. Reynolds will incidentally
have some of his pets in the local
heats, while among the other steed <
being brought by Gene Cannon are
"Macaroon Patch.” the unique blue
horse rated as one of the fastest m
recent races in the west, and Grace
Wood, better known hereabouts as
The races here Tuesday and on
through the five days of the fair will
open the racing season for tin
North and South Carolina Trotting
association. Records and time made
here will play an important role In
the remaining races of the seasons
and track followers from the two
states will be peeking a keen eye
over the entries, most of whom will j
be in other events in the two states
The booking made at Mt Airy
was as follows; the name of the
owner being given first followed by
his horses: H. S. Stout, Orlando.
Florida—"Robert S '; Paul Bowman
Odon. Indiana—"pouglas" Volo and
"Straight Street"; J. H. Addison,
Spartanburg — "Peter O'Neal";
Spring Smith, Camp Hill, Alabama
—“Judge Bennett," "Billy Shirley"
and "Lassie B ": Lou Somers. Tim
monsville, 8. C.—"Baroness O'Con
nor"; W. N. Reynolds, Winston-Sa
lem—"Princeton Boy", "Prince Olien
ault” and "Thompson Direct "; Har
ry Haskell. Sweetwater, Tenn.—
"Zonite"; E. T. Cannon. Concord—
"Grace Wood" and 'Macaroon Patch'
Joe Cannon. Concord—"Constapon
Junior" and others.
One Fair Story
For The Kiddies
This story is ior the children.
It isn’t a bed-time story, but it
tells about a few of the many things
the children will be interested in
when they visit the Cleveland
County Fair, September 27 to Octo
ber 1st
You know, children forget so
We want to remind them to save
their pennies so they can enjoy
themselves at the fair.
There will be so many things
there they will want. It will be
much nicer and they will enjoy
themselves much more if they save
their pennies and spend their own
money at the fair.
Oh, yes, there will be plenty of ice
cream. Gallons and gallons of cream
flavored with chocolate, vanilla and
There will be gallons of the pink
iest kind of lemonade.
There will be "sodie-water" and
There will be “hot-dog" stands
barking on every corner.
There will be boys selling toy bal
There will be boys selling pea
nuts, canes and ticklers.
In other words, it is going to be a
And for the grownups we might
add that we are all children again
when we attend the fair. Come and
have a good time. Forget your busi
ness and home worries for a few
hours. Join the throng of merry
Family Troubles
In County Court
Two Minor Cases Aired Before Re
corder Mull at Kings Moun
tain Yesterday.
Minor family troubles constituted
the docket before Recorder John t>
Mull when he held court in Kings
Mountain Thursday.
One colored man was charged
with abandonment, while anothei
was^ip for "beating up the old lady"
The first was put under a bond to
assure that he would pay his fam
ily *5 a week for a year and also
pay tlie costs of the case. The lat
ter since it seemed that the beat
ing was only a little family row,
was let off with the costs and a sus
pended sentence.
( Holiday Here
For Schools
j Shelby school children will
| ■ iave the day Tuesday to at
^ .end the county fair opening.
; ( free admission will be given
i ( ill school children on Tues
( Jay.
j | Supt. I. C. Griffin, of the
| city schools, stated yesterday
( that Tuesday would be a hol
1 I iday in the schools to permit
| C the children to take advantage
j of the free admission. This
| | Jay will be made up later, it is
! J Announced.
!For the other three school
days during the fair there will
be one session.
Says All Those Who Preach Against
It Should Be Made To Drink
a Pint Of It.
(By H. K. Reynolds. INS Staff Cor
respondent. i
London.—Jack Jones, the voluble
and restive Socialist member of
Pariament for Silvertown, is trying
to get Lady Astor to drink a glass
of beer He thinks that it would do
her good.
"It is time that all these people j
who preach against beer were made
to drink a pint of it.” Jones said in
an interview with an English jour-,
nalist. "I would like to make them
drink one pint—and I would pay
for it—just to see if there is tin
least possible chance of making
them human.
The government needs beer bad- ;
ly, and the man who needs it most
in the government Is Sir William
Joynson-Hicks, the Home Secretary,
said: "Yes. I would even buy her
a glass of port wine if she would
drink it.”
Jones declared that if beer is not
the backbone of the British nation. |
it at least helps to support the
backbones of those who are obliged
to bend them continuously during
an eight-hour day.
I am convinced that if Jix had a
pint of beer he would ask for
another. He is just as human as
you or me. but a man with a Non
I conformist conscience and a bee in
j his bonnet about beer cannot be ex
j pected to Iwld sane views about
I anything.
’ "Once I had an argument with
Lady Astor about beer. She said.
‘Why do you drink beer?’ and X
said ’Because I like it. And site said
'It does you a great deal of harm
It is ruining your constitution.’
"I said, ’My dear lady, you know
nothing about constitutions. You
know nothing about the British
Constitution, and you know nothing
about your own. You cannot even
say “British Constitution” as clear
, ly as I can. although you have been
a life-long teetotaler. Moreover, you
know nothing about beer because
you have never tasted it.’ ”
Asked if he would like to treat
Lady Astor to a pint of beer Jones
“It makes me tired.’’ lie said, “to
hear people, who pride themselves
on doing brain work, trying to rob
the working man of his beer. Most
of these people haven’t any brains
to work, and if you asked them to
do a hard day’s physical labor you
would find they hadn’t any bodies
worth mentioning. Good beer is es
sential to the manual worker, and
it is time that teetotal, as well as
other fanatics in the labor move
ment, and out of it, were put in
their places.”
Good Program On
At Boiling Springs
• Special to The Star.)
Boiling Springs—The Lundberg
Scott company of Asheville, under
the direction of Miss Edna Luncl
berg, is scheduled to give a program
on September 28th. at Boiling
Springss that will meet the demand
for a wholesome and worthy enter
tainment. Come and bring your
30 Degrees Down
A drope of 30 degrees in the tem
perature here in one week Drought
out the extra blankets from their
hibernation quarters together with
the customary fall and winter wraps
Thursday one week ago the ther
mometer at Ebeltoft's crept ui>
above 90. while on yesterday morn
ing the mercury had taken a flop to
a little below 60 degrees above.
School Children of Six Counties to
Stage Big Rush on Opening
Day of Fair.
Out on Highway 20 the big Cleve
land County fair grounds are abus
tle with activity as workmen com
plete preparations for the opening
Tuesday morning.
Exhibits and entries are coming
in. barking stands are being packed
with hot dogs, light lines are being
strung, trucks are moving this and
that, while the ring of hammers is
to be heard as carpenters make last
minute changes.
“Everything will be ready and
waiting Tuesday.” fair officials an
The exhibit halls are spick and
span, booths are being checked off
and arranged, the race track
smoothed, and the livestock stalls
Saturday and Monday race horses
will be limbering up around the half
mile track and the big Johnny
Jones shows will be pitching camp
for the week's stay.
School Tots Day. I
Newspapers of Rutherford. Gas
ton. Cherokee. Lincoln, York, and
Catawba counties this week carried
an advertisement informing that the
children of thdbe counties would be
admitted free here on opening day
along I with the school children of
Shelby, Kings Mountain, and Clev
eland county. Just how many hun
dreds of children from the ad
joining counties will attend is not
known, but it is a certainty that
the majority of the thousands en
rolled in this county will be on hand
for the day.
In connection with the free admii
Mon it is stated that the passes is
sued to stockholders are good foe
only one day as there are several
hundred stockholders and il the
tickets were good for the entire week
the lair's financial status might be
Department heads say that en
tries in the various departments are
good and all predict a record week
insofar as their departments are
concerned. <
Those wishing to make last min
ute inquiries should, it is said, com
municate with the department hav
ing to do with that question, or
general fair officials in the office
at the grandstand.
i-Tom over ine county reports am
that every section expects to attend
in large numbers, 20-cent cotton af
fording a little more opportunity of
enjoyment to the farm folks. Thai
the fair will draw its usual large
crowds from a distance again this
year seems assured. Fair workers
out many miles distributing adver
tising say that the Cleveland County
Fair is being talked throughout the
Piedmont and Western sections of
the state and in upper South'Caro
Tuesday, September 27, through
Saturday, October 1.
Football Eleven
Scrimmages Now
Although it is a week before he
has a game for his charges Coach
Casey. Morris has been shooting his
two high school elevens through
regular scrimmage for several days.
Although minus some of the weight
expected early in the training sea
son the first string outfit, if one
can tell which it is, is rounding into
shape raDidlv.
1 Bridges, Beam, Wall, Cline and
Poston worked considerable in the
first string backfield yesterday with
the veteran Ed Harris directing the
work of the second stringers. Indi
cations are that the above mention
ed and Harris will be the most fre
quent entries for the Four Horse
men, Big Joe Singleton and Milky
Gold are at present on the flank
berths and the gangly youngsters
look good in their wing play. Zeno
Wall directing the first team cut
loose several passes for good gams
yesterday, while Beam and Rippy
chased out several lengthy end
runs. Cline, a driving back, seems to
be the prospective line plunger of
the squad. In the second string ele
ven yesterday are several line play
ers and backs who will make a
strong bid for regular berths, and at
least will get in many of the games.
Fact is, switches among the play
ers were made so often that it was
hard to tell the first string line
from the second forward wall.
The first game is today week with
Belmont Abbey here.
Mr. and Mm. Calloway Summers
of Atlanta, Gw, spent* Friday her j
with Mrs. Summers sister, Mra,
I Carey Boshamer.

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