'■■I 12 PAGES TODAY VOL. XXXV, No. 17 THE CLEVELAND STAR SHELBY, N. C. FRIDAY, FEB, 8, 1929. Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons uy man, per year un advance) $2.60 _ _' ran ter, per year (In advance) S3 co LA TE NEWS i V—i The Markets. Cotton. Shelby _____ 191&C Cotton Seed, bu.____ 70J<ic Cloudy And Rain. Today's North Carolina Weather report: Cloudy followed by rain tn raft portion Saturday and in west portion late tonight or Saturday. Not quite so cold in west portion tonight. Ivey Is Found Dead. Ren L. Ivey, Rock Hill, manufac turer, who has been missing from bis home there for two weeks, was V. found dead in his room at a Col umbia hotel late yesterday with a I bullet wound in his heart. He left several notes and apparently had carefully prepared for his suicitje. which was thought to have been caused by financial troubles al though the notes opened did not say so. Heflin Ridzs Catholics As Hard As Ever Alabaman Renews Attacks On Catholics And Defends Aims of K. K. K. Washington, Feb. 6.—A silent senate listened today while Sena tor Heflin, of Alabama, vowed that he would carry to the country his fight to prevent the flying of a chaplain's flag above the Ameri can emblem on battleships during church services at sea. His proposal to prevent the hoist , ing of this flag, which Heflin de scribed as “the Roman cross” above the Stars and Stripes, was rejected by the senate yesterday, 69 t$ 10 and the senate declared today he would soon introduce a bill to carry out its intent and demand hearings ,and senate act|on upon it. The Alabaman defended the right of the Ku Klux Klan to exist, de scribing the aims of the organiza . tion as “noble” and asserted that 1 the Klan did a good job in the last campaign because “it helped to turn the Raskobs out.” Waves Flag. Waving back and forth a tiny American flag which contrasted with the proportions of his huge frame. Senator Heflin shouted that l “public men are quaking in their boots” for fear of the influence of the Roman Catholic church. He warned Democratic senators who vo^ed against his proposal yester day that they would have to face the issue in their states. “Those of you on this side of the chamber who voted against flying the American flag above the Roman cross,” shaking his finger at the Democratic side, “are going to meet this issue in your states And I will • see to it that you do,” He recalled his fight upon Alfred E. Smith last spring and asserted that the Democratic party is going to have a new leader. “And he won’t come from New 4 York,” he continued, “and he won’t be Alfred Emmanuel Smith, nor his man Friday—Franklin Roosevelt.” Heflin referred to the ten men who voted for his amendment yes terday as the “ten immortals who like beacon lights stand out in the history of our nation.” The speech of the Alabaman was received in silence and without re ply. Likens Kiwanis Aim To Church Dr. Hardin Says Objects Of Ki wanis Dovetail Into Those Of The Church. Ill a program- on the relation ships of the Kiwanis club to the churches held last night at Cleve land Springs hotel. Dr. R. H. Har din, pastor of Main Street Method ist church, Gastonia, declared that the objectives of both dovetail, one "into the other. He spoke on the three marks of a Kiwanian, point ing out that in their life, the spiri tual values of a community sur mount the material for they are engaged first of all in building ,character and living by the golden rule laid down by the Master of Men for their rule and conduct of life. , Dr. Hardin said that a real Ki wanian would promote the highest ideals in social, business and pro fessional realms and urged that Kiwanians so live in a community that their very life would radiate good citizenship and bring credit to the great organization which is International in its scope. < Dr. Hardin paid a. high tribute to Dr. Boyer whom he had learn ed to obey while presiding elder and complimented him for his calm ness of demeanor under all cir cumstances. The program was in charge * of the two Kiwanis members of the club. Rev. H. N. McDiarmld and Pf. Hugh K. Boyer. Autopsy Revealed Mrs. King Was Not Pregnant, Declared r ull Not Fractured, Blood Vessel Was Bursted Under Abrasions On Throat, Said By ERNEST JACKSON (Special To The Star,! Kings Mountain, Feb. 8, (2:30 in afternoon).—The second autopsy pcformed upon the body of Mrs. Faye Wilson King since her death was completed in the Fulton un dertaking parlors here just a few minutes ago by physicians and of ficials. At the conclusion officials and physicians announced that the autopsy established that Mrs. King was not pregnant, the information being gained by a special observa tion. The skin was dissected about the abrasions on the throat and it was found, they said, that blood vessels had been burst there re sulting in a hemorrhage under the skin. There were bruises on both el bows and both knees, the report continued, and the brain was found to be perfectly normal, there being no fracture of the skull. A part of the stomach and its contents were removed and will be taken, the solicitor said, to the state chemist at Clemson college for analysis to determine about poi son and the type of poison, if any. ~ ■■■■■■■■ ■ t Solicitor Glenn and other offi cials would make no statement to newspapermen at the time after giving out the report of lire autopsy finding. Crowds Gather For Kings Mt. Autopsy Dr. Royster And Dr. Hord Assist. Will Determine Pregnancy And liSd Wound Extent. The scene of the sensation cen tering about the death of Mrs. Faye Wilson King shifted today from Sharon and York, South Carolina, | to Kings Mountain, where at a j fairly early hour this morning I large crowds of curious people gathered to see and hear what they might concerning the second aut opsy on Mrs. King's body since her death. The autopsy was demanded by Solicitor J. Lyles Glenn, of Ches ter, to make a more minute exam ination of the wound upon the head of the dead woman, and also, he said, to determine, if possible, if there was anything to so indicate that she was to become a mother. Officials Present. Since the exhumation of the body from the Kings Mountain cemetery shifted to this county and state it was necesasry that local officials give the proper permits. Present for the autopsy were Sheriff Hugh Logan and Coroner T. Cling Eskridge, of Shelby; Cor oner McCorkle, Sheriff Quinn and Solicitor Glenn, of York and Ches ter. Body Up At 1:15. With three negroes working, and Xing Home On Bail; Hoey Is Hired In Cas_ Cashier's Check I'sed .For S3,00) Ball At York When Set By Judge. At the hearing before Chief Jus tice Watts In Laurens, S. C., yes terday bail was granted for Rafe King, Shelby man, held there in connection with the seemingly | mysterious death of his wife and the bail sum was set at $3,000. Earl this morning relatives of King left Shelby with a $3,000 cash ier's check, which served as bail and just about noop today King in company of relatives passed through Kings Mountain returning to the home of his parents here, where he will likely remain awaiting develop ments or the return date of the bail. Counsel and fiiends of the Shel by man point out that the fact that the oail was set no higher than $3,000 by Judge R. C. Watts indi cates that the Inquest testimony read at the hearing apparently did not impress the judge as implicat ing King to any serious degree. Hoey Employed. Clyde R. Hoey, one of the best known criminal lawyers in North Carolina and a public speaker of more than state renown, stated yesterday that he had been em ployed as counsel by King iv addi tion to Judge B. T. Falls, of IShel by, and Thos. F. McDow" and Robt. J. Shamd, of York. Having a court engagement In Lilesville Mr. Hoey was unable to attend -the exhumation proceedings at Kings Mountain at noon today, but the three other attorneys were present for the post mortem exam ination by physicians and coroneis. something like 100 people includ ing newspapermen and officials, gathered around, the casket was reached by 1 o’clock, or shortly be fore and at 1:15, or after about 40 minutes of work altogether, the casket was removed and carried to the undertaking parlors of the H. T. Fulton undertaking establish ment, the -exhumation duties being handled by Mr. Fultoji and- Jack Palmer, Shelby undertaker. Due to the recent inclement weather there was about two inches of water in the grave about the casket. Doctors Present. Physicians performing the aut opsy under the supervision of Sol icitor Glenn and the two coroners wers: Dr. S. S. Royster, of Shelby;. Dr. J. G. Hord, of Kings Mountain; Dr. J. H. Saye and Dr. C. O. Bur rus, olt Sharon, and Dr. Bob Able, Chester surgeon. Dr. Royster and Dr. Hord were members of the autopsy board at the request of defense counsel and by the agree ment of Solicitor Glenn and other officials. Town Swarming. Since Mrs. King was' a native erf Kings Mountain prior to teaching school in Shelby the town is great ly interested in developments about what officials say are mysterious things* about her death. In addi tion to the native folks on the streets, scores of,people were pres ent from Shelby, Sharon, York, (Continued on page ten.) Women Swear Against Husbands Of Each Other-Then They Swap Minot, N. D.—A strange story of an exchange of husbands, wives and children by two families living on farms near Lansford was re vealed here this week by divorce records in the cases. Both Mrs. Lawrence C. Rikens rud and Mrs. Willis Knight obtain ed divorces here on the same day. each charging her husband with infidelity. Each wife testified for the other and the husbands made no answer to the charges. Then with the divorce decrees decided to get married. Mrs. Knight and Rikensrud also had the same idea. So the four slipped across the boundary line to Melita, MAiitoba, where a double wedding was per formed. Afterward to prove there was no animosity, the four made the trip back to their farms, only about a mile and half apart , in the same automobile. There are five children hi the Knight family, the oldest of whom Is 13, and two in the Rlkens r»d family, a boy ar*i a girl. Blacksburg To j Get Air Mail? To Aid Shelby Shplby Kiwanls ('tub Racks Move For Faster Mall Serv ice Here. Blacksburg. S. C, Feb. 8—Gov ernment officials were here Tues day receiving bids for additional Improvements on Blacksburg land ing field, :n the way of grading and otherwise conditioning the field, and it is said that still further im provements are contemplated as soon ns opproptiatloiu arc avail able. It is believed that this may mean that Blacksburg will be made a port _gf call in the near future although this is withhold official authority, and air mail facilities will b* afforded contemplating aii mail service, at least on the north bound plane for New York, for no only Blacksburg but some of he sister towns, Shelby, Kings Moun tain, Grover and others desiring the much needed facilities. The Kiwanis club of Shelby has given this its official sanction, in view of the fact that Shelby is cut off on account of unfavorable rallroa.l schedules, and it is said that a considerable amount of poundage will be available from there, as soon as necessary facili ties are provided. Should a stop be authorized here, then Shelby business concerns can mall matter up to 6 p. m., and reach Blacks burg in time to catch the 10 p. m.1 northbound plane for New York, arriving there at 6 o'clock next morning. This will also enable Forest City and Sptndale to send air mail north and mail it. up to as late as 5 p. m. It is said that these towns have a large amount of mail, in- j eluding samples, which would go| via air mail with favorable faclll- ] ties. Blacksburg had an air visitor Sat urday, when Paul Thomason, Char lotte, alighted on the Blacksburg landing Held. He complimented the field and promised to return. Mr. Thomason is the owner of a plane and pilots it himself, having been one ot Charlotte’s pioneer avlktors. He is the son of L. Thom ason, vice president of the Pied mont and Northern Railway, him self a native of Blacksburg, where he has many friends and relatives. ?&rachute Jumper Handing Thrill* To Visitors At Airport Normal Wilson To Tumble Out Of Plane High Up Saturday And Sunday. Visitors at the Shelby airport, near the Cleveland Springs golf club, are getting a few more thrills this week than they have been heretofore through stunts of visit ing aviators. Prior to this week stunts performed above the city consisted of loops, wing-walking, and such, but this week three in trepid airmen are putting on a series of parachute jumps. Yesterday Teak Presnell, Ashe boro lad, leaped with his parachute' from the plane piloted by Roy. Aheam, member of the death de-j fytng Caterpillar club. To belong to the Caterpillar club an aviator must have been forced to leap from a burning plane to save his life. Aheam is a double member as is Lindbergh. This afternoon, Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 3:30 in the afternoon the parachute jumps at the airport will be made by Nor man Wilson, famed parachute Jumper. The exhibitions are free. Nothing Unusual In Board Sessions No Delegations Before School Board In Monthly Meet* inf Here. No business cf general public im portance was transacted at the monthly meeting of either the county commissioners or the school board this week, the meeting be ing devoted to routine business and consideration of bills. One unusual feature of the school' board meeting, however, was the fact that not a single delegation ap peared before tH* board. Load Poultry Car Here On Wednesday Another car of poultry will be purchased and loaded in Shelby next Wednesday at the Seaboard station It is announced by County Agent Alvin Hardin. Prices to be paid Cleveland county farmers for their poultry are given in an ad vertisement in The Star today. | He Flew to Fame rhe poet-aviator, Baron Ehren fried von Huenefeld, who with hia brave companions spanned the Atlantic in the Bremen, ia dead in Berlin. (UUrutluwl NMrsrMl) Granddaughter Of Issac Shelby Passes At 82 Kin Of Man Tor Whom This Town Was Named Saved From Pauper's Grave. Memphis, Tenn., Feb. 1— Miss Lesa R. Shelby, 82, grand daughter of General Isaac Shelby, Revolu tionary soldier for whom Shelby county (Memphis) was named, died at General hospital today. A newspaper story about her ill ness saved her from a pauper's grave and W«4P possible fulfill'd ment of her dying wish to be bin--' led on the family plantation near Port Gibson, Miss. Airs. O K. Robertson read the story of Miss Shelby’s plight and recalled that her husband had left the aged woman, a distant rela tive, $300 in his will. “Oh, I’m glad," Miss Shelby told nurses when told of the bequest. It means I can rest on the old plan tation." Meanwhile, the daughters of the American Revolution, the Daugh ters of the Confederacy and the Odd Fellows lodge had notified hospital authorities they would as sure Miss Shelby proper burial. Col. Isaac Shelby was one of the leaders of the American forces that defeated Ferguson's British regu lars at Kings Mountain, October 7, 1780, and the town of Shelby was named for him. He came over the mountains with Col. Sevier, and the two with their determined sol diers, pressed Ferguson so closely that with his famous regulars charging bayonets could not resist the mountaineers. Three Games Booked At Boiling Springs Junior College Capers To Take On Two Other Strong College Teams. The Bolling Springs college eag ers have three hard games facing them this week and next. Saturday, February 9, the Bap tist collegians will take on the fast Mars Hill college five. Tuesday, February 12, the Textile Institute cagers will battle the collegians at Bolling Springs, while on Thurs day night, February 14, the Win gate college quint comes to Boiling Springs for a game. Speaking Of Bird Dogs, Listen Here Kinston.—The newest—dog story in local sporting circles cleared a drug store, except for a clerk and a patron, who almost fainted and had to take ammcnia when it was related last night. A pointer trailed its owner down a street until they came opposite a shop. The dog “froze,” pointing to ward the from door of the shop. The proprietor was standing in the doorway The pointer refused to budge wnen the owner call it. “That o funny," he said. “You must have dead quail in there." “No, but we got a fellow named Partridge working here,” said the shop proprietor. Child Playing Shoots Mother ' With A Rifle Mrs. Charles Coble Struck In Eye With Air Rifle Shot Yesterday. "Stick cm up. mother." little 9 year old Betty Coble, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charles C. Coble. North Washington street, yelled playfully yesterday afternoon at Mrs. Coble as the latter was com ing up the driveway. Then little Betty pulled the trig ger of the air rifle she had In her hand, apparently thinking that she was shooting tillo the ground, and the BB shot in the rifle struck Mrs. Coble tn her left eye. Presumption ts that the shot must have struck a rock or somc'lilng in the drive way and ricocheted up to Mrs. Coble's eye. Injury Not Determined. X-rays were made of the eye twice yesterday evening, but so far, Mr. Coble stated today, surgeons and eye specialists at the hospital had not definitely determined the exact nature of the injury to the eye-ball. When the shot struck bar ryes Mrs.'Coble was so stunned that sliej was knocked to the ground. Mrs. Brittain Dies At Casar Prominent Woman And Wife O.' Casar Merchant Buried Tuesday Afternoon. J fSpecial to The Star.) The death of Mrs. C. A. Brittain of Casar on Sunday night, Febru ary 4, came as a great shock to her many friends and loved ones. Mrs. Brittain was born in May, 1883, and was marlred In 1904. Be fore her marriage she was Miss' Mllly Hipps of Burke county. She is survived oy her husband and nine children: Mrs. Arthur Parham*, Greenville, '8. C.; Mr*. Leighton Horton, Casar; Hught Brittain, |Cpsar; Belle Brittain, Kings Busi ness colIege,| Charlotte; Marvin Brittain, Appalachian State Nor mal; and* Zed, Ramon. Ruth, and Infant son who are still at home; also by two sisters, four brothers and her father. The funeral service was conduct ed on Tuesday afternoon by Rev. Mr. Camp, pastor of the Casar Baptist church. The presence of numerous friends, despite the dis agreeable weather, and the many | beautiful floral offerings bare wit ness of the high esteem in which she was held In this and surround ing communities. Mrs. Brittain has been a church member since her childhood. For many years and at the time of her death she belonged to the-Casar Baptist church. He constant -at tendance, ready cheer, and good work in the Sunday school, church services, B. Y. P. U„ and Missionary Society will be deeply missed. In fact, her loss is one not easily sus tained, and every heart here goes out in deepest sympathy to those who have lost wife, mother, and friend. Automobile Thieves Active Here Again jtf - Steal Moses George Car Right At Residence. Try Hawkins Car. Another wave of automobile stealing seems to be on In this sec tion. Wedncday night the Chevrolet coupe belonging to Moses George, wholesale fruit de^lei. was stolen from its parking piece in the yard of the George residence on South LaFayette street. So far officers have been unable to find any trace of the missing car, Police Chief Richards states. Some time last night thieves at tempted to steal an Oldsinobile be longing to the Hawkins brothers, automobile dealers, but failed to make a getaway and abandoned the car. The Oldsmobile was park ed near the residences of the two brothers on East Sumter street and was locked. The wires had been cut and tampered with apparently to run the car despite the fact that it was locked. About 4:30 this morning Policemen Cook and Stamey passing along the exten sion of Sumter street, near where a street Joins with the highway, found fche car abandoned, seeming ly because the tampered wires would not keep it running or be cause some one passed and frigh tend the thives. The officers towed the car in and did not know to whom it belonged until today. Abolishing Chain Gang Here Would Bring On Problem Try To Restore Monazite Here, Meet Saturday Meeting Of Those Interested To Be Held In Court House Here Saturday Afternoon. In an effort to get the protective duty back bn monazite in order to restore the Industry to a profitable basis in this section, a mass meet ing has been called for those inter ested in the court house at Shelby on Saturday of this week, February 9, at 1:30 p. m. The call for the meeting has been issued by F. B Hamrick of Boil ing Springs who says Hon. Chas. A Jonas of Uncolnton, will deliver an address. Mr. Jonas is congressman elect from this the ninth district and will take his seat In Washing ton March 4. Monazite was at one time a great Industry in Cleveland and adjoin ing counties, but when the tariff duty was taken off so It could be shipped from foreign countries where it is panned at less expense than it is In the United States the industry declined In thUr'scction. It Is understood that many farm ers who at one time found mona zite hi this and adjoining counties, will attend the meeting in Shelby, Saturday and hear Mr. Jonas. Highs Win Lattimore Game By Two Points Playing at Lattimore last night the Shelby highs won a hectic, nip and-tuck game from the fast Lat Umorp quint 26-24. fcaittmore was leading at the end of the half, but a third quarter rally led by Capt. Milky Oold placed Shelby In the lead, although it was a close strug gle to the finish. A return game, which, will likely draw the biggest crowd of the year, will be played In the tin can here Wednesday night, it being the last home game before Shelby goqs Into the state title race. Tonight th^ highs play Kings Mountain there and play Forest City there Monday night. ' In a game here Wednesday night the local quint gave the unusually strong Gastonia team a run for their money in going down 18 to 15 before the visitors. Third For Selling Meat In This City R. V. King, of Forest City, was i given a hearing here yesterday aft ernoon before Recorder Kenned'/ charged with selling meat In Shel by without license. The defendant was found guilty by the Judge and fined 850 and the costs In addition to being ordered to purchase city license, with the warning that each future offense without proper li cense would cost him $50 Tire sen tence was appealed. Rev. Mr. Goddard To Speak Here Monday Rev. O. E. Goddard of Nashville, Tenn., secretary of the foreign de partment of the general board of missions of the Methodist church, Monday evening at 7:30 o'clock. The public Is invited to hear him. Dr. Goddard ,ts a distinctively outstanding minister In the church. An author of ndle, widely traveled, having recently visited and stud ied conditions in all mission fields. A man of broad experience apd a Christian statesman. No collec tion. What To Do With Prisoners Ridg ing High Court Costs Would Be Problem. If all the proposed bills to amend or create Cleveland county laws are passed by the present legisla ture the county may find Itself with a tough problem to solve. In fact, the prospect that sev eral or the bills will likely pa* has A. E. Cllnr, commission chair man. worrying somewhat an; awaiting a week-end conferem here with Representative Odus .t Mull, if the latter comes home f; the week-end. The "Chain Gang. First of nil. Mr. Cline wonck just what Mr. Mull proposes to <fc> with all the prisoners convicted ii the county and superior courts hep if the bill to abolish the No t chain gang is passed. With the gang abolished nothin1 apparently will remain to do wit., the prisoners except fine them o give them jail terms, end by th* lattcr course it would mean tha* prisoners would lie up in Jail ami be a dead expense to the count, and the tax-payers. Furthermore, It is pointed on that with the bill to leave the soli - ettor on his present fee and the bill to give officers $5 for each prohibi tion arrest, there would be man: defendants In court who worrit choose a term in Jail, with no work attached, rather than pay the court costs that the county will not be liable, or, in other words, tn ease.5 where the defendant receives a Jail or road sentence that the offi cer does not get his fee nor the solicitor his fee. Even along this plan the chairman of the commis sioners is somewhat Inclined to feat tne consequences ana vnu couin prove a big expense to the county With the chain gang abolished the courts would face the problem of having the defendant pay the cosu or inflict a jail sentence if the de fendant would not do so. and the expense of maintaining a prison*; in jail, it is pointed out. wouitl equal or sip-pass the costs of the case insofar as the county would have to bear the coats under th old plan. Want Information. The commissioners do not »a. that they oppose the abolishment of the chain gang but they would like to know just what is to be done with prisoners with the chain gam gone. As it is now there are more prisoners usually than the No. 0 gang can handle and it is a hard ^ matter to get gangs In other coun ties to work prisoners not belongin; to them, and when other countlc do accept prisoners fvom this coun - ty nothing la received in return fc; the prisoners. Under the new pin. of having the state take ovti county road systems it wouU mean that similar to this count;, there would be no gangs in othc: counties, and nowhere at all tc. send or work prisoners. Meantim the state prison is running over and in view of existing conditions the officials here desire information a> to how p-tsoners will be disposed ot before they Jump in whole-heart edly behind the plan to abolisi. the No. 6 gang. "Feeding the prisoners we have in Jail here now even with the chain gang keeping many more off of our hands runs up a goocl slzed monthly bill for the county and what would it be if there were no method of handling prisoner-, except to place them in jail and with more and more taking jail sentences in preference to paying Increasing court costs?" Chairmen Cline queried. Masonic Notice. Cleveland lodge No. 202 A. F. & A. M. will meet in called commun ication tonight 7:30 o’clock for work in first, degree. Visiting breth ren cordially invited. Anti-Smiths In North Carolina Watch Virginia Developments Charlotte—North Carolina anti ! Smith Democrats are pursuing a policy of watchful waiting and are not excited by the spectacle of Vir ginia anti-Smith forces threatening to line up with the Republicans as a protest against the Raskob-Sm'th continuance of leadership, accord ing to an announcement here Prank R. McNinch, who led the anti-Smith people In this state in the last campaign, discussed the re lationship at the Democrats in the state and said that as North Caro linians have no campaign to face soon he dgemed it wise that the situation remain undisturbed until the times comes when issues may be drawn. When that comes, he intimated, the anti-Smith forces may be looked upon as a factor. Mr. McNinch remained silent on the recent suggestions that he might be asked by the Republicans to have a share in the distribution of North Carolina patronage dur ing the Hoov a- admlclstsgtlou.