North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXXV, No. U THE CLEVELAND STAR SHELBY, N. C.
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Coldtr Tonight.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Pair and continued cold
tonight, freezing to the ciast. Sat
urday increasing cloudiness with
kluwly rising temperature.
Directors of the state fair met
yesterday in Raleigh, but according
to Raleigh dispatches today the di
rectors did not name u new secre
tary-manager to succeed W. S.
Moye resigned, a post to which Dr.
i. S. Dorton, Cleveland county sec
retary has been boomed. A com
mittee of five members of the board
was appointed to serve a> a nom
inating committee for applicants
and Dr. Dorton was not mentioned
among the leading applicants tak
en up.
ME BUCKS III
COST TO COUNTY
Dorton Chances
Says $3 Bonus For A'i Prohibition
Arrests Would Be Big
Expense.
Mr. A. E. Cline, county business
manager and commission chairman,
keeping a watchful eye on the
county's finance, has written a
letter to Representative Odus M.
Mull bucking at the proposed leg
islative bill which would give an
officer $5 for every arrest in con
nection with prohibition law viola
tions in the county.
“Of eoilrse,” stated Mr. Cline, “it
is going to cost us something to
break up the liquor traffic but the
bill as originally drafted by Mr.
Mull, or proposed through him,
would be a great expense to the
county, indirectly the taxpayers,
and would no doubt run to $10,000
per year or more as written.”
Suggests A Change.
In his letter Mr. Cline suggested
a slight change in one paragraph
of the bill which deals with cap
ture of distilleries, operators, etc.
The proposed bill reads that offi
cers be given a fee of $10 for every
still they capture and an added fee
of $20 for each distillery operator
they capture with the still with
sufficient evict nee to convict. &ttu
another paragraph in th3 bill would
give officers a $5 fee for all arrests
ii\ connection with prohibition law
violations.
‘‘The fees for capture of distffl
eries and operators, a total of $30
when both are captured and $10
when-only <he still Is taken, seems
all right to me,” the.county busi
ness manager said, “and will more
than likely meet with the approval
of citizens opposed to liquor traf
fic, but the $fe.for each arrest for
prohibition law violation is gofhg a
little strong and would be costly to
the county.”
As Mr. Cline looks at it a major
percentage, nearly all in fact, of the
cases tried in the county court deal
with liquor cases and arrests and if
officers bringing in the cases were
given $5 extra for every one, no
matter how minor the case be, the
sum at the end of the year would
be a mammoth amount. Fifteen
hundred cases, or more, are tried
each year in the county court and
with most of them liquor cases the
officers’ fees would run high, he
contends. The bill as proposed
would give the $5 regardless of the
nature of the cases and since be
ing drunk or possessing whiskey is
a violation of a prohibition law it
would mean that officers getting
a drunk or picking up a man with
• half-pint would get $5 for their
arrest just as much as the officer
getting * seller of whiskey. Mr.
Cline incidentally would not mind
seeing each officer who arrests a
bootlegger or trafficker In liquor
get $5, but he Is inclined to believe
that the people will buck at hav
ing the county pay $5 for all ar
rests to cases of minor drunks and
Infractions of the law.
Gee!. Fellows
-—Gee McGee
Speaking: of funny stuff
humor, y’know—BE SURE
TO READ MONDAY’S STAR.
Beginning Monday The
Star will add a new reading
feature to those already pub
lished.
This new feature is “No
body's Business,” written by
Gee McGee, the South Caro
lina humorist. He's hot! He’s
funny. And with it all he
writes heaps of good old horse
sense! j
For example, here's one of
his paragraphs: ‘I can’t say
that I ever believed in evolu
tion, but the Republicans
made a monkey out of Al
Smith.” i
Huh? Read “Nobody’s Busi
ness” regularly in The Star—
A pa >er which carries more
news and more features than
any other newspaper out of
the dally field in the Caro- j
Unas.
VICTIMS PAY CALL
ON BOOZE SLEUTH
AFTER RAID HEBE
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Visit Causes Detective To Ask |
Mayor For Gun Permit. Cops
Tender Help.
Some of (he fellows hailed into
court here Tuesday on charges of
bootlegging brought about through
the activities of O. O. Goben, a
private detective employed by May
or W. N. Iiorsci. paid the rum de
tective a visit Wednesday morning
following the court session of Tues
day. when they were convicted, and,
according to reports, told Goben
what they thought of his methods.
Just what happened at the North
Morgan street residence where Go
ben, the "informer,” and his wife
had rooms is not known. However,
the conversation between the
sleuth and the men he purchased
booze in order to convict them j
must not have been overly friendly,
for shortly thereafter, it is said,
Goben called the mayor and asked
if he might secure a permit to car
ry a gun. The request was denied,
but it is understood that two po
liceman were sent to .he home to
see that the sleuth was not mo
lested until he could get out of
town. Up until the call was made
the general impression was that
Goben left town not long after the
hearing, at which every defendant
except one was convicted or pled
guilty pf the bootlegging charge.
Some “Cussing.”
Just who or how many of those
hailed into court through his pur
chases called upon Goben is not
known, but it is understood that no
blows were passed and that no
bodily violence was done, although
it was said that the detective was
giver\ “a good cussing.” «
In circles where those apprehend
ed by the detective move about re- •
ports are that Goben had a very
renumerative stay in Shelby, as he
picked up, some reports have it, a
goodly sum of money playing
poker while getting acquainted with
some of the boys who might see
that he procured whiskey.
Fast Durkam Qu;nt
Hands Highs Defeat
Strong: Kings Mountain Outfit
Plays Shelby In “Can” Here
This Evening.
An annual cage battle is booked
for the “tin can" here tonight when
Capt. Milt Gold and his Shelby
highs take on the strong Kings
Mountain quint.
The strength of the two quints is
said to be about the same, and re
gardless of the actual basketball
ability it always means a hot, well
played contest when the two teams
get together.
Durham Too Good.
The flashy cage team from Dur
ham, where they believe in hang
ing up a state title near every year,
proved too much for the local highs
here Wednesday night, Durha*
winning 30-19. The score, however,
does not tell the story. In one quar
ter Durham rang up onlv one bas
ket, failing to score at all in third
quarter, but in the first and last
setto the fleet Durham boys got
away for enough margin to win.
The Morris-Falls outfit played a
floor and defensive game near on
par with the renowned visitors but
the local youths could not seem to
find the basket, a trouble that has
been trailing them all season.
Wonder Growth
Shelby Seen In
Report Of City
llow has Shelby grown In
11 little over a year and one
lialf?
If the increase in use of
city water and electricity l*
any indication the town is
more than one-fourth larger
now than it was then, ac
cording to the city report. In
June 1938, the first month of
the Dorsey administration,
the income from city water
and power, according to the
report of Fred Culbreth, city
clerk, was $8,555, whi'e the
bills for January, this year,
just totalled up, call for $14,
251.14, which is $5,596.14 more
than it was eight months ago.
T '.ended water and electric
1 :es necessitated by the
growth of the town Is deem
ed the cause of the big in
crease.
Solicitor G'enn Joins Inquiry To
Determine How Mrs. Rale
King Died.
York, Jan. 31^—Developments of
a startling nature may occur at the
inquest to be held at Sharon Mon
day to inquire into the death of
Mrs. Faye King, 28, teacher of
French in the Sharon high school,
whose lifeless body was found in
an out building near her home Fri
day night.
At first the presumption was
that she had killed herself, but a
more searching investigation has
disclosed the possibility tjiat she
may have been the victim of foul
play. Solicitor J. Lyles Glenn will
attend the inquest a*" the request
of Sheriff Fred E. Quinn.
Lips Bnrnefe.
Mrs. King, wife at Rafe King,
was found in the out building a few
,f|et from her home. Her lips were
burned as if by acid and an empty
bottle was close by; ||he was lying
on her back, with a gash on her
i forebead and her hair clotted with
blood. A hatchet was on the floor
nut far away. Her husband, who
got up from a sick bed and sound*
ed an«alarm when night came and
she was still absent, is reported to
have said that she had several times
threatened to take her own life.
He was the last person to see her
alive, at about 10 o’clock In the
morning.
The medical findings at the aut
opsy conducted by Drs. J. H. Saye,
and C. O. Burris will be given at
the inquest. It is reported that they
found evidences of poison in the
stomach, but they will make no
statement until they testify at the
public hearing.
NEW MANAGER COMES TO
ROSE’S 5 AND 10c STORE
Mr. G. E. Roswell. jr„ arrived in
Shelby yesterday with Mrs. Roswell
and their only child from Danville.
Va. Mr. Roswell becomes manager
of the Rose Five and Ten cent
store here. In Danville, Va., Mr.
Roswell is wrell and favorably
known and comes highly recom
mended.
Tot, Strangled By Smoke Of
Fire, Arouses Sleeping Family
Honeycutt Home, On Ford Street,
Damaged By Blaze. Mr.
Honeycutt Away.
An unusual noise made in the
still of the night by a child partly
suffocated by smoke perhaps sav
ed the lives of members of the R.
G. Honeycutt family here early
Thursday morning when the Honey
cutt home, on Ford street, was con
siderably damaged by fire.
Mr. Honeycutt was away from
home on business, and Mrs. Honey
cutt and two children were sleep
ing in the residence when shortly
after one o’clock in the morning
one of the children somewhat
strangled by the smoke awakened
the mother, who carried the chil
dren to an adjoining residence and
gave the firm alarm.
The blaze, which apparently ori
ginated hi the living room some
distance in front of the-hearth,
was extinguished by firemen, re
sponding prompt’;’, but furniture
in the room was damaged as was
tfloor.
Roach Leaves City
Position Here Today
Goes With State Health Inspection
Service, Report Here
Says.
Fire Chief E. B. Roach, for more
than one and one-half years the
head of the Shelby fire department,
left today for Walnut Cove, where,
it-is understood, that he enters
upon his new duties as an inspec
tor for the state sanitation depart
ment.
Ted L. Gordon, superintendent
of the electric department, today
took over his additional duties as
lire chief and will live in the apart
ments over the city hall, combin
ing the duties of the two positions.
In addition to serving as fire
chief Mr. Roach has for several
months been serving as assistant
chief of police, supervising the
night policeman as well as giving
OIK WILL MOVE i
SOON; CHANGES 11!
OTHER LOCATIONS
First National In New Quartrrs By
Feb. 15. Billiard Hall Under
Hotel.
Numerous cliangos In locations
will be made by Shelby busings
houses this month, or have recent
ly been made. ^ >
Some time between February 10
and February 15, the First National
bank, now in temporary quarters,
will move to Its new home on the
corner in the Hotel Charles build
ing. It Is stated by Vice-President
George Blanton. The bank fixtures
are now being Installed In the
handsomely arranged quarters
where the bank operated for many
years and by mid-month bank of
ficials feel sure that the First Na
tional will be back at the old stand,
which, however, doesn't look like
Itself any more. Preparations for
the change will not be mr.de before
next week due to the fact that the
end-of-the-month business must
be cleared up. and during the
change there will be no cessation of
banking activities.
tinder New Hotel.
About March 1 the Cleveland
Cigar store and billiard parlor, op
erated by Messrs. J. rt. Robinson
and H. C. Long,* will be located un
der the dining room In the new
Hotel Charlfes building at the ap
proximate location of the old
American Legion club. The billiard
parlor is now maintained at the
corner of South LaFayette and
Graham streets. In the new location
Messrs. Robinson and Long will op
erate a cigar and lunch stand but
will not operate a fountain, it is
understood.
Hord Moves Place.
Yesterday the Qeneral Electric
agency, operated by Hord &. Ran
som of which Mr. Bob Hord is local
manager, moved from lta old loca
tion, In the Hoey building on Ejtyt
Marion street, to the storeroom oh
South LaFayette street where the
space Is shared with the Wakefield
Floral shop.
Only Throe Couple*
Married In January
By County License
Regtater Andy Newton Doesn't Ex
pect Business T# Pick lTp—
' Gilfncf Nearby.
At the present rote a marriage in
Cleveland county may sopn be an
obsolete ceremony as Register of
Deeds Andy rt mwton looks at it.
During the month of January
Mr. Newton. Who operates the local
marriage maiV *®ld marriage li
cense to only three couples. Dp un
til the next to the last day only two
couples had secured license here.
The final couple for the month
was Braley H. Osborne and Jose
phine Hudson, both of Halifax. Va.,
but it is said that Mr. Osborne was
reared in this sectlofl.
“No use to expect marriages here
to pick up as long as a good road
leads to Gaffney,” Register Newton
declared.
"In another year or so we can
just do away with this book here, ’
he said as he patted the marriage
license record.
IQTHERliOE'
IN POLICE FORCE
Burgin Putnam. Of Forest City,
Takes Simpson’s Night
Beat Here.
An announcement from Mayor
W. N. Dorsey at the city hall at
noon today told of another change
in the city police force.
Beginning tonight Mr Burgin
Putnam, new of Forest City, will
take over the night beat formerly
patrolled by Policeman C. H.
Simpson, who has tendered his res
ignation to Police Chief Richards.
Whether or not Officer Putnam will
remain on the night patrol has not
been definitely determined as yet.
The new officer is a native of
Shelby and applied for a place on
the force here many months back
so that he might return to his old
home. He was formerly chief at
Forest City and about 11 years ago
was policeman here. Of recent
months he has been state ’traffic
officer in Rutherford county but
this office has been abolished by
Rutherford with a deputy sheriff
taking over the duties. Mr Putnam
is spoken of highly as an officer
at Forest City and both lie and his
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To Die Today?
UN
Mrs. Ada Bonner Lebouef and Dr.
Thomas E. Dreher, convicted of
killing the woman'.* hnsband, James
J. Leboeuf, at Franklin. Louis'ana,
will be hanged on the gallows there
today, between noon and 3 o'clock,
unless something unforseen and
unlikely develops. A long legal
fight to save the condemned pair,
charged with plotting the murder
of th-; woman’s husband, following
a love affair between the physi
cian and woman, was climaxed yes
terday when Federal Judge Borah
refused to interfere.
‘_a
IBS BEK TO
BE MOST LIKEIT
Is Talked ImI As Probably Rival
Of Dorsey In Mayoralty
Race.
If Mayor W. N. Dorsey lias op
position in the May primary politi
cal conversation about Shelby Indi
cates that Paul Webb,-.druggist and
former mayor, may furnish the op
position.
So far Mr. Webb has made no
public statement that would indi
cate that he will be a candidate for
the mayor’s office, neither has he
said that he would not be a candi
date. Therefore, perhaps, the in
creasing talk of his probable candi
dacy.
South Shelby Talks
In recent days, observers say,
Webb's name as a prospective can
didate has been talked quite a bit
in South Shelby, while prior to that
time the boom about him centered
for the most part in the uptown
sections. Meantime South Shelby
leaders are rather non-committal.
Recent additions of city conveni
ences In the southern section of
town, it is said, have considerably
strengthened the present mayor
with the people there, and few of
the political observers arc willing
to stake their reputation as proph
ets on any definite statement con
cerning the mayoralty race out
come, provided, of course, that
there will be a race.
With Mr. Webb talked more than
he was a week ago discussion cen
tering about other prospective can
didates has simmered down some
what.
A new factor bobbing up into the
political possibilities this week was
that of the bootleg round-up made
by the ‘‘informer” brought to Shel
by by the mayor. In some circles tV<S
round-up is said to have made
many votes for Mayor Dorsey, es
pecially among the women voters,
while others declare that the mayor
lost votes by Detective Goben's ac
tivities.
To Boiling Springs
Recent contributions through The
Star to the Boiling Springs library
drive include 36 books contributed
by Mr. J. A. Wilson, something like
Ml books given by members of the
iPirst Baptist church here, and 22
ks tendered thrp«tc*a Dr. C. H.
One New Factor.
Others Give Books
EP CHAMPION IS
FOUND DEAD NEAR
POLK1LE HOME
Substantial Farmer And Former
Merchant Succumb* to Heart,
Attack Near Home.
“Ep” Champion, one of the best
known farmers of the PolkvtUe
Lawndale communities, living be
tween the two paces, was found
dead In the woods near his home
late Wednesday afternoon where he
had gone to rake up ptne ncedcs.
Death was due to natural causes
so a coroner's Inquest was not
deemed necessary, according to'
Coroner T. C. Eskridge. It is j
thought he suffered an attack oi j
the heart. He had been gone front'
the house for aevera hours. When
he failed to return, a search was In
stituted, and he was found on the
ground In the woods where he had
been working alone.
Mr. Champion was sixty years of
age last November. He was one
of the most substantial farmers in
that community, a man of native
wit, keen humor, Jovial and opti
mistic. He was a hard worker, a
good business man and enjoyed a
wide acquaintance because of his
extensive business transactions as
a merchant and fertilizer dealer. He
was one of the most Influential
men In his community and has a
host of friends throughout the coun
ty who regret to hear of his sud
den passing.
Mr. Champion was married to
Miss Laura Bridges who survives
with the following children: Odus.
Broadus. Chevous, Clyde. Eber,
Belma, Oran and Mrs. Iva Mauney.
The funeral was held this morn:
ing at Unicn Baptist church where
he was a faithful member, the serv
ices being conducted by the pastor,
Rev. D. O. Washburn. A large
crowd wa« In attendance.
Geo. C. Jolley Dies
In No. I Township
Substantial Farmer Of No. 1 la
Buried At Comp Creek Church
On Thursday.
Mr. Geo. C. Jolley, substantial
fanner of No. 1 township died at
his home there' on Tuesday of this
week and was burled Thursday at
Camp Creek Baptist church where
he had been a member for the past
18 years. Mr. Jolley was born April
9, 1850 and was bom In Spartan
burg county, the son of Dock Jol
ley and Mary' McCraw. The Im
mediate cause of his death was
paralysis.
Mr. Jolley is survived by his wife
who was a Scruggs before marriage
and the following children: J, Fur
man Jolley, George Deaver Jolley,
Mrs. Mamie Ellis, Mrs. Esther
Humphries. Two half brothers,
Jesse Jolley and W. S. Jolley and
one half sister, Miss Martha Jolley
also survive.
Funeral services were conducted
by Hfv. M. M. Huntley of Spindale
and a large crowd was present.
Serving as pallbearers were O. P.
Earl JCe&ter Hamrick, John Mar
tin, Thamer Humphries, Guy Hum
phries, Robert Jolley. The following
were honorary pall bearers: Plato
Allison, Summle Allison, D, A.
Humphries, Andrew McCraw, J. A.
McCraw, Summle Bridges, Pink
Humphries and M. B. Earl.
She’s 85—But
Steps Like Girl
With Knee Dress
She’* 85 year* old and has
a total of 237 descendants, bat,
this woman Mrs. Nancy Karl
of Ildllng Springs can walk
two miles a day and back
without tiring and conk a
“mealY. vlttles’’ as quickly as
a girl In the “knee high”
dress class, says u friend of
The Star who I* her neighbor.
Mrs. Karl Is the daughter
of "Cnele" Jimmy Green.
Her husband died about seven
years ago. She has 13 broth
ers and four sisters. She has
five (hlldren, 74 grand chil
dren, 140 great grand children
and 18 great grrat grandchil
dren. according to informa
tion secured from one who
knows her well.
Her long life is evidence of
Cleveland's climate and the
outcome of simple, living.
Mrs. Earl has been a mem
ber of Bolling Springs Bap
tist church for G9 years.
10,862 PEOPLE !N
Scldrr*. Compiling Directory. Snys
Count Is A Near Perfect
One.
Shelby's population Li 10,662, ac
cording to a census made by A.
Selders who Is getting up, on his
own accord, a directory of names of
the people living within the cor
porate limits. Mr. Selders says this
In an honest-to-goodness count Of
noses, made personally by him and
two assistant* In a house-to-house
canvass which has been under way
for the past two Weeks or lbnger.
3 Year Increase.
The government’s official census
taken September, 1B25. shortly aft
er the corporate limits had been
extended by legislative enactment
gave the population figures 8.854,
showing an increase of 1,808 in
three years and four months, or ap
proximately 600 gain yearly or an
average net gain of 50 per month.
Off Press Soon.
Mr. Selders will have his direc
tory from the press shortly and
the same will contain the names of
these 10,662 people which he found
to live here, together with their
street address.
Mr. Selders says that every pos
sible care and precaution was taken
In making the census to see that
there were no duplications or omis
slons. Street by street the count was
made from center to circumference.
Branton Will Open
A Kings Mt. Plant
Mr. Worth Branton, former mem
ber of the Shelby Dry Cleaning
company here who recently dis
posed of his Interests to his part
ner Mr. J. C. Bowling, will open a
pressing club and dry cleaning
plant at Kings Mountain soon, he
announces. He has already pur
chased his equipment for the new
plant and has secured a building
In Kings Mountain, and will open
the new plant within a short time.
He and hls-famlly will make their
home In Kings Mountain.
Falls, Who Fought For Other
Secret Ballot, Backs Gardner’s
Says People Of State Are Looking:
To Legislature To Pass
The BilL
Attorney B. T. Falls, who first
Introduced an Australian ballot in
the North Carolina legislature
when he represented this county
two years ago, is supporting the
measure now that his fellow-towns
men, Governor Gardner Is putting
up a fight for it at the present leg
islature.
The Raleigh News and Observer
yesterday quoted Falls as follows:
“The people of North Carolina
look to this legislature to give it a
real Australian ballot.”
“I think each registrar ought to
be provided with one clerk who
shall perform such duties as are as
signed hiiii. The registrar will need
him to fold the ballots for the
voters aud to furnish additional
ballots for spoiled ballots. In a
large precinct, the registrar is quite
busy finding names on his jeg.«
tralion book as thei approach to
fnH *tl t'*'* Vt-vr f fr»->— t
fold the ballots for the voters. Aside
from this assistance, there ought
not to be any other persotl In the
voting arena during voting hours,
My first bill In 1925 provided for
the tjvo Judges to mark ballots at
the ballot box and not in the booths
and restricted assistance to those
legally entitled to receive It under
our Constitution. I do not think,
after careful consideration of the
matter, that any faction ought to
be allowed to place its partisans
under the caption of official mark
ers within the voting arena who
will carry primary elections accord
ing to order.
"With these provisions Inserted
In the Johnson-Broughton bill I
think you will have/a satisfactory
bill, although the provisions for
quo warranto proceedings to go be
hind the returns to show fraud,
etc., would not be a bad feature,
but this Is not as imperative as the
system of marking and official
markers. I think Section 26 of the
Jc 1: nsor - Broughton bill deals uith
'"saWw* to voters ”
SOLICITOR’S FEES
SLASHED HERE BY
MEW COMPROMISE
Will Cut Down Solicitor’# Income
by Near One-Third Lessens
Court Costs.
The solicitor of the Cleveland
county recorder's court will not
be placed upon a salary basis,
as proposed in a bill forwarded
to Representative Odus M. Moll,
Raleigh, but at the end of the
present term the fees, by which
the solicitor receives hi# re*
numeration, will be slashed al
most one-third—or from 13.80
per conviction to $3.50 per con
viction.
This was definitely learned hem
today when The Star conferred
with A. E. Cline, county commls*
ston chairntan, after a wire was re*
reived early In the day from Rep
resentative Mull.
Compromise Affair.
As The Star understands it, tire
lee slash instead of a fixed salary
for the solicitor was a compromise
agreement reached by the county
commissioners after they thorough
ly studied the proposed plans. And
since the proposed bill to Jjttce' the
solicitor on a salary basis at the
end of the present term was for
warded to legislature by the com
missioners it is presumed, upon
good information, that the bill will
be withdrawn and a new bill in
troduced which, if passed, will cut
the fees.
Quite a controversy developed on
both sides of the original plan.
Many citizens came out into the
open and demanded that the of
fice be changed to a salary basis as <
are other courtly officers, while the
move, judging by petitions to {dace
the solicitor on a salary met with
some opposition, headed tor the
most part by members of the
Shelby bar, •* I - • - ■
Doable Results.
However, with the fee clash com
promise it is surmised that the
general results will be better than
the salary plan. Under the pro
posed change to the salary plan
court costs, considered rather
heavy by many for a county court,
would not have been lessened, the
fees remaining at |3.60 although the
solicitor had been placed on a sal
ary less than the fee total for the
year. But as it is now, or will be
when the compromise goes into ef
fect, defendants who pay the costs
in court will not have to pay as
much as is {mid in the coats tel!
now and the court costs burden will
be cut down, although there will be
no added Income to the county
treasury.
Down To $3,5M.
Records in the county treasurer's
office for 1028 gave the total soli
citor’s fees at approximately 85,100
although it is understood that all of
this amount was not paid direct
to the solicitor due to the fact that
numerous convictions were appeal
ed to higher courts resulting to re
versals or acquittals which meant
that the solicitor did not get total
running fees credited. However, by
the change, figuring that It toot
around 1,420 convictions to total
the $5,100 and presuming that the
first year of the next term will sec
an approximately like number of
convictions, the fees oh the $2.50
basis would count up around $3300,
or a little more. The slash is hard
ly a cut of one-third in fees and,
is just a Uttle more than a cut of
one-fourth—or, to be exact, the
slash in fees was seven twenty
fourths.
Mull’s Message.
The wire to The Star today from
Representative Mull read:
*T received wire from Peyton Me
Swain and a letter from the coun
ty rommlssieners stating that they
compromised by allowing the coun
ty solicitor to remain on fees, but
reducing fees to two dollars and
fifty cents per case.”
State College Man
Will Vi«it Here
Tal H. Stafford, alumni secretary
of North Carolina State eoUege, Ra
leigh, is now on a tour of Piedmont
Carolina holding conferences with 1
county alumni organization and
will be in Shelby on February 13 to
confer with Fred Logan and other
alumni here, says a Raleigh report.
An Oyster Supper.
There will be an oyster supper at
the LaFayettc Street Met'
church here Saturday from & t
in the afternoon until 9 at
The supper te put on by the
oru’ class axul the proceed will
to purrhne* a piano.
    

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