VOL. XXXV, No. 80
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SIIELBY, N. C.
WEDNESDAY, JULY 4, 1928 Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons
. Late News
Clear and Hot.
Today's North Carolina wrath
tr rrport: Fair tonight and Thurv
day. Little change in temperature. :
Fourth Karra On.
The Fourth of July auto races
are on this afternoon at the coun
ty fair grounds, beginning at I
k o'clock. Quite a crowd attended the
colored baseball game In the morn
ing and by early afternoon people
from the surrounding sections were
assembling for the auto races and
for the stock car parade. The event
was the onlr formal Fourth celebra
tion hooked for Shelby and section.
OF P, 0. S. A. HERE
About Three Hundred Members Of
Order To Assemble Here
Approximately 3CO members of
the Patriotic Order Sons of Amer
ica arc expected to attend ti big
district rally at ‘the court house in
Shelby Saturday evening, begin
ning at 7:30 o'clock
The meeting will be attended by
representatives of all tire orders in
the Cleveland county association,
which embraces five counties
Burke. Rutherford.. Gaston. Mc
v Dowell, and Cleveland,
Attorney Hugh G. Mitchell, ot
Statesville, state president, will be
among the notables of the order to
attend, according to Mr. G. C.
Smith, local representative.
The address of welcome will be
made by Mayor W. N. Dorsey and
the response by Mr. Mitchell.
Among the other speakers on the
program are Hon Clyde R Ho<v
and Attorney J. Clint Newton
, Following' the regular session re
freshments will be served.
Not ‘So Hot’ For
Bridal Month Here
Not a Single Dusty Pair Gets Hitch
rd in June. Only Seven
June, "the month of brides." doc ,
not mean a thing to the colored
citizens about Shelby or the dusky
folks out on the cotton plantations
in the county.
Not a single colored couple sear. -
« a' marriage license at the court
house here during June, a survey
of the marriage books discloses
But that isn't all. Only seven
while couples were officially hitch
cd in this county during the montn
, just closed. Insofar as the maraage
benk discloses it has been man
years since the county witnessed
. such a small number of marriages
Register Andy Newton continues
to blame the marriage mart slack
to the nearness of South Carolina
■ Gretna Greens. As he figures it.
quite a number of Cleveland county
> couples were married in June, and
.since only seven were married in
this county, South Carolina must
Supt. Erwin Attends
Funeral Of Mother
Mrs. Erwin, mother of W. J. Er
k win, superintendent of the EJla
mill of Shelby, died Monday morn
ing in Charlotte at the home of
her daughter, Mrs, Phillips with
whom she made her home. The fu
neral took place there and inter
ment was in the Pineville Persby
tcrian church cemetery. Presbyter
ian and Methodist ministers offici
ated. Mrs. Erwin is survived by two
' sons.tW.'J. Erwin superintendent of
the Ella Mill hero and Bob Erwin,
superintendent of a textile plant at
Laurens, S. C.. and tw’o daughter..
' Attending from Shelby were Mrs.
Ceph Blanton, Mr and Mrs: Arthur
Benoy. Rev. T. B. Johnson, mem
bers of the LaFayette Street Sundav
school class of which Mr. Erwin is a
member, several other friends and
C. L. Hayes Is
Dead At Age 62
Colonel Lee Hayes, age 62, died
Tuesday evening at 7:10 'o’clock of'
heart trouble after an illness of
about a year. He lived with his son
at the Eastside Mill, coming here
from Boiling Springs about five
months ago. He was married to
Barbara Pardon about 40 years ago
and is survived by her, five daugh
ters and two sons: Mrs. Chas. Hay
es, Mrs. Herbert Boone, Mrs. Oscar
Boone. Mrs, Walker Davis, Mrs.
Geo. Revis. Johnnie and Tommie
Hayes. He was a member of the
Baptist church and interment was
at Zoar church this afternoon at 4
o’clock, funeral services being con
ducted by Rev. G. P. Abernethy.
HANGARS AND SIX PLANES
AT VIRGINIA FIELD BURN
Washington. July 3.—Fire today
destroyed the hangars and six air
planes at Hoover Field, Virginia
across the Potomac river from
Washington The plant as operated
by Henry A Berliner, who placed
his loss at $60,000.'
“ . ____
Bride Of Six Months Fatally Shot In Drunken Brawl Sunday At Grover
InrrraM! Will bo Held to Minimum
However, anil May be Cut
Down Some More.
The new school budget to
cover the expenses of the Cleve
land county schools for the com
ing year was submitted to the
county commissioners Monday
by the board of education and
accepted subject to change in
lowering costs where possible.
The budget as finally tendered at
the oflicial board meeting indicates
la school property tax increase o’
about seven cents. This figure, how
ever, may be lowered as officials
working with Chairman- A. E. Cline
seek some method of cutting down
some of the cost.
, Is a Big Problem.
The\ budget has been under the
consideration of the education board
and tile commissioners for some
time. Some weeks back the prelim
inary budget called for even more i
money than does the budget accept
ed yesterdav. Meantime however,'
Mr. Cline and the commissioners !
working with the school heads found
one or two places where the budget I
could be cut down That there is .
some hope of still another cut is:
evidenced in the manner in vvhicn I
the commissioners okeyed the bud
get yesterday—the acceptance beui;!
made under the condition's that ttic'j
commissioners revise it down with
agreement on the part of the edu- .*
According to the commissioners it >
seems now as if the budget has al- j
ready been whittled down as far a., j
possible without handicapping edu- j
rational facilities of the county, I
which already have a very low- rank- >
Numerous citizens were present at i
the meeting oi the two boards yes
terday, and several petitions were
filed protesting against an increase
in the school tax In which connec
tion it might be said that there is
some hope of lowering the general :
county tax slightly to make up lor
the added school tax. This to date I
is not a certainty.
“As long as the citizens ask this!
and that for their schools— more I
equipment, teachers and such—Just 1
so long will the cost continue to1
mount. We re whittling it down every j
where we can. but everything costs i
money these days," declared Com- ]
mission Chairman Cline.
One solution offered by citizens !
before the two boards yesterday w a s |
that teachers' salaries should b;
lowered, if such was done, accord
ing to County Superintendent J. H.
Grigg, the county instead of being
benefitted would be injured.
“Not only would we have a lower
class of teachers for our children |
but we wpuld not save a cent of tax i
money 'ami on the other hand would ;
have less money spent in the county I
as most of the teachers spent their '
money in the county," Mr. Grigg i
How it Works
Cleveland county during the com- 1
ing school year will receive $‘17,741 j
from the state equalization fund. '
Each year this money comes to the
county to make up the difference
in teachers salaries and the .-moneys
raised under the 40-cent levy, in
other words the 40-cent levy here
this year will lack approximately
$47,000 of paying the salary of all
county teachers and the state equal!
zation fund pays the difference. If
the salaries of teacheys are cut it
will only mean that the county will ,
.recaUo- .'esc money. from .the state '
and in the loifg run the county wid |
not be one cent better off Further -
more it was explained that in ad
dition to not saving any tax money,
less money would be in circulation
in the county—as the $47,000 sent
here annually by the state to help
pay the teachers is spent in the
Why the Increase.
The increase in the school budget
coines under the current expense
head, which means new teachers,
building and equipment demanded
by increasing enrollment and a
growing county. There is no in
crease in the budget under the capi
tal outlay ahead.
No District Increase. \
All the district school tax levies
will remain the same, according to
With some hope of still revising
the school budget and with the hope
that the general tax rate may be
slightly lowered it is possible that
the final county tax will be very lit
“Lady Lindy” in Wales
’I, - picture of Miss Amelia Karharf, first won- t-, fly the
Atl, iiti.1 her pilot. Captain Wilbur Stull*-, was take:-. ; i.. ;yrli the
«1 r>«r «>! tlie i a bin ut their plane Frioml-hip at linns Point, South
l •• i <11 »• the v took oft lor Soul ham p!on, J'uulaml. In this
rinse up as in others, Mi - Fai’hart's res-mlilm; *• t« Linuuueu is
marked. CopjrlljM, .MJA-Lontlou 'l imes.
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| Governor--President?? j
iEditors Note:This is one of a se
ries of Presidential Campangn Por
traits written for The Cleveland
Star and NEA service by Robert
Talley, is the first of four article on
Governor Al Smith of New York.
The second article on Governor
Smith will appear Friday.)
Albany N. Y—This year the
American public is going to be in
troduced to "the new Al Smith" —
the man who has outgrown the en
vironment of New York's East side,
where he ,once clerked in a fish
market,, and who has now "discard
ed the brown derby'for the tuxedo
in dress, speech and habit," with a
consequent addition of dignity and
refinement that w^ould befit a. presi
Three main obstacles stand be
tween A1 Smith and the presidency,
according to his friends. One is his
religion, one is his anti-prohibition
stand and the third is a sort of gen
eral impression that the former
East Sidcr is an uncultured and un
refined social creature who wound
not know how to act in the White
House if lie got there.
For ins religion, Governor Smith
his no apologies to make. The pro
hibition issue can be met from the
platform. But'already the campaign
is under way to show Smith's social
metamorphosis from the cocoon of
the Bowery to butterfly chrysalis of
the refined drawing room and thus
prove his cultural eligibility for Che
In personal appearance, Smith's
jailors have made him everything
that could be asked in sartorial ele
fance, compatible with good tast \
In his speeches, this self-made man
who left school before he was 15
carefully guard?‘ his grammar. In
his official appearances, he has nev
er been guilty of any act that would
reflect discredit on the dignity or
decorum of his state.
Always in his public appearances,
Smith is on guard.
But what sort of a human being
is A1 Smith under the skin?
In his luxurious private office at
the capltol here, I met the man
who has been acclaimed—and doubt
less is—"the best governor that New
York ever had.” At any rate, he has
been elected to that office four times
"Hello!” he boomed in a voice that
was almost a shout, as he grasped
my hand with a grip like a lemon
squeezer. "Sit down!" he shouted.
I faced a man 55 years old, wear
ing horn-rinuned glasses, with gray
ing hair parted in the middle, and
a real smile. He Wore a faultlessly
tailored brown suit, a bow tie of
gleaming brown silk, an.ordinary1
collar, a stiff-bosomed shirt with
pear studs, a gold signet ring on his
right hand, one with a cloudy gray
stone on his left hand and a pan
of high brown shoes that, odd>y
enough, had enormously thick soles.
One of the telephones on Gover
nor Smith's desk rang and he jerk
cd off the receiver. ' Hello, hello,
hello!" he yelled in a voice that
must have" carried throughout the
capitol, £ind he carried on his con
versation in the same tone.
While he was talking, I survey
ed the governor's, big, Hat-topped
desk, bearing a collection of articles
not unlike a museum. It is neces
sarily a big desk, for here’s what it
A statuette of a boy scout, a
miniature bronze lion, a bronze
bear, a small silver bull, three ink
stands with flashily-colored pens
protruding, a glass ot iee water on
a blotter, a bronze cast of a big
peanut with two legs, a silver-rim
med picture of his wife and one of
his sens. a. 12-inch replica of the
first- railroad train in New York,
several dozen unopened letters (Gov
ernor Smith opens his personal mail
himself i, a small marble elephant,
several scribbled notations, two tel
ephones, a desk lamp with pink silk
shade, and tvvo bronze book-ends
between, which were these volumes'
"Care and Treatment of the Di
seases of Animals,'' "The World Al
manac." "Papers of Thomas Jef
ferson," "Speeches ol Bourke. Coch
ran.", and New York legislative pro
ceedings for several years.
On the walls were two American
flags, pictures of Smith iii a fire
man's uniform, pictures of Smit'i
with his baby grandson, pictures of
Smith with Boy Scouts, framed ear
loons and autographed photograph:,
of the great
Governor Smith talked—loudlv,
volubly and breezily. He laughed and
joked in a big, booming voice and
some of his similes fairly smoked. If
he wanted to use a cuss word oc
casionally he did it.
Despite the care with which lie
guards his public speeches. Gover
nor Smith’s grammar lapses in or
He used the word "ain't” at least
a dozen times, and lie frequently re
ferred to “them fellows.”
But A1 Smith at ease and A1
F.mi.th officially are. two different:
persons. An amateur actor in his
youth, he is a good imitator and a
close student. In all his public ap
pearances he has never breached
the dignity of the position he hold;
as governor In that he has been
During his first term as governor
he used to toss his prepared speech
es to the newspaper reporters and
say: “Here., take the first market
language out of this stuff for me,
will you?" The reporters got togeth
er and made rhetorical and gram
matical improvements thereon.
By experience, contact and close
observation the former East Sider
has acquired polish. Today, he can
use almost perfect English in his
his conversation lapse.
Between Governor Smith and the
old Dutch families that comprise the
aristocracy of Albany there has been
a social feud for many years. No
trace in this feud ever will be reach
ed, although more than one wealthy
(Continue^ on page eight.)
Commissioners Name Venire For
Coming Term Of Court Late
At the meeting of the county
commissioners this wt;ek tlie fol
lowing jurors were selected for the
July term of superior court.
Gilbert Jones. C. S. Hamrick, E
B. Lovelace, Jasper Hamrick. R. fa
Randle, C. B. Blanton, jr., Joe C.
Hardin, J. L. Loden, C. S. Bennett.
J D. Smith, W. A. Seism. Leon
Ware, J. L. Mitchcm, Charlie Grigs,
Tom Camp, O Paxton Elliott, A. B
Suttle, R C Evans 7fb C Mauney.
A. F. Champion, Holly Eskridge.
Ford Hendrick, W. P. Biggerstaff, J
F. Moore. J. F. Jenkins, Cliff-'Van
dyke, G. W. Powell, Guy Peeler. 8.
H. Gold, Z. A. Floyd, H. M. Gant:,
Guy Warlick. Quincy Hartman. H.
M. Smith, Carl Smith, R L. Car
penter. . . j
A. W. Green, C. B. Hamrick. D. j
B Lowrv, J. W. Cornwell, W. K j
Mauney, Joseph Kendrick. Marcus !
C. Beam, A. D. Callahan. C. 1). j
Hicks, A. D. Gilmore, W. T. Greer., j
J "tLJ^ee, P. S. Gettys. A. E. Crow- \
der. Romeo Dayberry. K. Williams,
J. M. Carpenter, R. C. Fortenberry.
C. M. Young Elected President One
Day, Has Stroke Of
Mr. C. M. Y’oung, elected presi
dent of the Farmers Bank and
Trust company at Forest City on
Monday, suffered a stroke of paraly
sis on Tuesday. Information from
Forest City, however, is that his
stroke is not serious and friends ex
pect him to be able to attend his
new duties in a few weeks.
Mr. J. H. Thomas, president of
the Fanners Bank and Trust Co.
for many years resigned as presi
dent on Saturday. Mr. Young, a
native of Forest City comes from
Alabama where it is said he has
been quite a successful lumberman.
It is understood that Mr. Thomas
will devote his attention to the re
financing of the Chimney Rock
company which developed Lake
Lure. Tire change in presidents of
the bank was the only change in
the personnel of the organization,
it is understood.
Hits Talk Of Bolt
Palmetto Governor Says Convention
Acceptable And Rebels Will
Columbia, July 3— Assurance of
South Carolina's adherence to the
Democratic candidates for-- the
presidency and vice-presidency and
her acceptance of the choice of the
Houston convention was expressed
by Governor John G. Richards'on
ins return to his office today.
The governor, who arrived home
from Houston late yesterday, said
that any attempted bolt “will be
discountenanced by the people 't
the state, as it should be."
"The result of the national Demo
cratic convention at Houston was
the expression of the Democratic
party to the nation.” said Governor
Richards, "and South Caroliti»
true >,o her Democratic pfiiu.yL
will of course remain regular. I
feel sure that there will be no ef-.
fort to bolt the regular nomination
but should there be any such move
ment, that it will be discounted
anced by the people of the state, t
it should be.”
The governor expressed hmiM
as being delighted with the ent,"’
tainment given the South Carolina
delegation by the citizens of Hous
Milis Close Down
For Rest Of Week
Local textile and manufacturing
plants closed down yesterday for
the Fourth today and for the mast
part will remain closed during the
remainder of the week, it is stated
by plant officials.
The holiday for the Fourth was
extended to give the employes a hal£
week of summer vacation.
74-Year-Old GOP |
Of Shelby For A1 S
When the democrat*; uomLn- tl
ite a man from the masses j
like Al Smith a lot of repub- |
llcan'i are going to vote the 5!
democratic ticket—so says Bill »|
Williams, veteran Shelby car- (j
penter and champion bike (j
Williams, who has already 3
celebrated his 74th birthday, <j
says: "In all my 74 years I'm (
going to vote my first demo- (
| cratic ticket this fall—a vote j
J for Al Smith." f
Give Allen A Lead
Of 507 In County
Star's Unofficial Tabulation Only
Four Votes Off From
That The Star renders accuraie
election news service is shown by
the official tabulation of the •‘run
off" for the sheriff's nomination.
Saturday night The Star informed
hundreds of citizens that Irvin M.
Allen had defeated Frank L. Hoyle
for sheriff by 503 votes, and yester
day the official tabulation changed
the figures only four votes—Allen’s
lead was 507 votes.
The official figures by precincts
are as follows:
Shelby No. 1 ___219
Shelby No. 2_...
Shelby No. 3_...
Shelby No. 4 ..._
West -JCmas Mte......
East Kings Mtn. ...._618
Youngs . ..90
Boiling Springs . ....... 121
Patterson Springs ... .. 82
Holly Springs __49
Waco . ....._ i_127
Queens __ 125
Mooresboro . _...._ 49
Lattimore . .. 92
Lawndale . ..._...... 106
Fallstom . __.....
Double Shoals . _ 59
Mulls . ....
Casar . _—_
Delight .. 12
Polkville . .... 151
Sharon . ..........._ 78
Grover . . 178
Double Springs . _ 64
South Shelby . .. 194
Scott Return* From
Big Rotary Session
Mr. E. E. Scott, manager ot
Penney's with Mrs. Scott, came
home Monday night from a three
weeks' vacation jaunt to Minneapo
lis and intermediate points. Mr.
Scott went to the northwest repre
senting the local Rotary club, of
which he is,president, and told The
Star that 12,000 Rotarians from 44
countries were in attendance.
The popular merchant returns
home confident that business
throughout the country is sound.
Everywhere he said he found men
talking politices, siding with and
against A1 Smith. Robert Gidiiey
drove the Scott car carrying the
Scott children as far as Washing
ton, where Mr. and Mrs. Scott were
met. So they returned from the cap
ital by auto.
One In Jail, One
In Hospital; Fight
Everett White of No. 11 township
is in jail and Carlos Wright Js in
the Shelby hosiptal with knife
wounds about his body, one cut ui
the side said to be serious from the
fact that it goes through the hnin;
of hi' bod'. Wright and White en
gaged in a tight a tew dais ago in
which tne gnife »** used rath* r
severely White t* bruis held
tor <% t«e»- •• u.t fa 04*04 *tw outturn
*«: w ♦
Bury Slam Girl
At Grover Today
Funeral -service* of J4r> Berths
Evelyn Lippard, * ho died of a gun
shot wound in the hospital herd
Monday, were held this afternoon at
Grover at 2 o'clock
The services were in the Presby
terian church there and interment
in the Grover cemetery.
i Mr. and Mrs. J. T. Beason. Rev.
and Mrs. J. A. Lee and guests. Mrs.
Ida L. Andrews and two sons of Mt
Gilead, enjoyed a picnic at Lake
Mr. and Mrs. H O. Champion are
spending a week’s vacation with
relatives in South Carolina.
Young Grover Woman Dies
In Hospital Here-Forgives
Husband; 3 Men Are Held
Coroner’s Jury Says Mrs. Lipp^rd Came To
Death From Shot Fired By One Of Three
Gastonia Men. They Claim She Suicided.
Dying Woman Asks That No One Be Pun
Evelyn Lipparcl, 19 years old and a bride of only six
months, lay dying in the Shelby hospital Monday afternoon,
and as her breath faltered she said to those about her: “I
don’t know who shot me. I don’t want to make any trouble
for Ralph—and I forgive him everything.”
A fewr minutes later she was dead, and yesterday even
ing a coroner’s jury, working under Coroner T. C. Esicridge,
turned in a verdict declaring that she was shot either by her
~6-yjear-old husband or one of his two companions. Ami
down at the county jail three nervous young men await a
pieliminaiy hearing Thursday, w'hile down in the lower sec
tion of the county the remains of the young girl are being in
The entire story borders on ths
sordid—and now it's tragic: a
young girl dead, a husband wracked
with thoughts, two others torn with
conflicting emotion, and a broken
How It Happened.
The ^oung matron, who had been
making her home in Gastonia, was
in Grover with her mother, Mrs,
Lizzie Cook, Sunday afternoon. The
young husband, Ralph Lippard—
with whom she had had trouble—
came down to see her and accom
panying him were two of his
friends. S H Wallace and Claude
Heavener. Lippard is employed by a
dry cleaning firm in Gastonia.
The party started drinking. or
continued drinking—there was no
evidence that the girl was drinking.
As the kick of the booze became
stronger an argument developed.
The girl's step-father, Madison
Cook, ordered them to leave and
telephoned Deputy Sheriff Charlie
Shephard. Just before the deputy
sheriff arrived a pistol cracked. The
young wife, in the yard between
her husband's car and her mother's
home, clutched her breast andS*el
ed to the porch. On her dress just
over her heart a red stain appeared
faintly, then became redder as her
life's blood ebbed out
Rushed To H>>*pilal.
One of the thre* . ,en. Wallac-v
rushed for a doctor Meantime De
j puty Sheriff Shephard arrived,
| loaded the fatally shot girl In his
'car and sent her to the hospital
jlierc, while he rounded up the two
] others—the young husband, Lip
| pard, and Heavener.
Through the night she lingered,
and on through^ Monday morning.
Then the shadows of death began
to play over her face. She called
for her husband, and Sheriff Logan
started with him from the jail, but
! before the trembling husband ar
rived his wife had died.
Before dying she told her mother
| and also Officer Shephard, reports
I have it, that she had forgiven
| Ralph for everything.
| “Who shot you?" some of those
i by the bedside asked. “Did you
j shoot yourself?''
“Oh! I don't know who shot me.
i I don't want to make trouble for
a snort time later the hysterical
mother saw the shaken son-in-law. I
"Evelyn said to tell you that she
had forgiven you for everything, and
that she loved you and for me ?c
kiss you for her. I'm teling you
(that, but I'm not going to kiss you
-a dog!” i
Who Shot Her?
Who fired the fatal shot?
Did the young matron after an
1 argument with her husband shoot
herself? Or did her husband shoct
her. or did the gun go off in a
• cnfflc and it was all an accident?
Coroner Eskridge s jury—made up
of C. C. McBrayer, Nelson Latti
more. J. B. Eskridge, Lander Me
Brayer, J. P. Smith and D. C. Put
nam—did not decide definitely.
Their verdict read: ‘‘The deceased
came to her death from a gun shot
wound fired by S. H. Wallace,
| Claude Heavener, or Ralph Lip
A Story Behind.
Behind the jury's verdict was an
| unusual story—a story leading up
j to death As it happened no one
| witnessed the fatal shooting except
' the three men—all admittedly too
I drunk to know' exactly what hap
| pened—and the woman, w ho is
| dead,, and was so loyal before dying
that she would not place the blame.
Patching up the evidence related
before the coroner, the story is
something like this: About six
months ago Lippard married the ■
ID-year-old girl. Just a week or so'
back, according to his story, he j
found out for the first time that t
she had been married before, at thn
age of 13, and was never divorced.
(The girl’s step-father claimed that
Lippard knew of the previous mar
riage all the time). A row develop
ed in the Gastonia home and the
young wife returned or was sent to
her mother, who lives in the heatt
Sunday afternoon some time—no
one seemed to know for sure—Lip
pard and his two friends, Wallace
and Heavener, drove over. They
came, according to Lippard. to see
his wife—“I loved her,” he said.
They came to get the gun she had
-whic-’v fee.loaoAd. to. one of them nc-.
cording to the others. Anyway, the
same gun ended her life.
All Were Drinking.
The men were drinking when they
arrived, and had purchased a pint
of whiskey en route, according to
the evidence of one. As time passed
they became drunker and did not
seem able to agree on anything, al
though it was said that Wallace
tried to get the others in the car
and get started.
Finally they started to leave and
the young matron was in the sear
with her husband. According to
one witness he shoved her out and
there was something said about
"get my gun for me.” .During this
last argument the mother had been
milking. Just as she was returning
to the house she saw her daughter
leave, presumably with the .32
calibre gun. The mother was wor
ried. Already she had called for a
the officers to stop the disturbance.
But before she had time to look
out again she heard a shot and
then her daughter reeled to the
porch, shot in the left chest. The
bullet entered right over the heart,
ranged downward and came out her
back. The mother then looked out
in the yard. The young husband
and Heavener were going towards
the spring, it was said, and Wal
lace had started downtown for a
doctor. Then the officers arrived.
See Drink Taken.
Deputy Sheriff Shephard de
clared that coming up he had pick
ed up Flay and Warren Hicks to
bring with them. Just as they ar
rived on the sconce they say Lip
pard and Heavener with a bottle
and Lipard taking a drink. Shep
hard said. After taking a drink the
bottle was dropped by a log.
Within a short time the deputy
sheriff had sent the girl to a hos
pital in his ear and with the aid of
his friends had rounded up the
three men and brought them to
Story Is Jumbled.
Just what actually happened in
the„fatal melee in the Grover yard
may never be known. Several dif
ferent stories were relatd by the
three men—one of them admitting
that he was too drunk to remember
Clearly just what did hapen. but all p
seeming to agree in one form or
another that Mrs. Lippard shot her
self. or was shot in a scuffle.
Perhaps as their nerves settle
after the brawl they may be able to
relate a clearer story. The sorrow
ing mother does not say out-and
out that any certain one shot her
daughter, but she told the son-in
law that he and the family troubla
was to blame and behind it.
Thursday some time the affair
will likely come up before County
Judge John P. Mull for a prelimin
ary hearing. Whether or not he
will find sufficient evidence to hold
all or any of the trio to a higher
court remains to be seen. The coro
ner's jury had a puzzle to solve, no
doubt about it. And with varying
stories and no actual, reliable wit
ness to bank on the puzzle became
harder the longer they worked.
Perhaps some of them had opin
ions as to what happened in the
yard, but it was evidence they