North Carolina Newspapers

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XXXV. No. 23 Tilt: CLEVELAND STAR
SHELBY. N. C.
FRIDAY. FEB. 22. 1929.
Published Monday, Wednesday, and Frit
Afternoons
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Carrier, per year (in advance) $3.00
LA TE NEWS
The Markets.
Cotton. tShelby _19'ic
Cotton Seed, bu. ..... T0!2c
Saturday Cloudy.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report; Cloudy tonight and in
creasing cloudiness Saturday prob
ably followed by rain.
Beat Alcohol Bill.
The alcohol and narcotic bill be- j
fore the legislature, sponsored by j
Governor Gardner, was tabled yes- \
terday by the house of representa- j
tives by a 24 to 22 vote. The bill
provides for the teaching in schools
of the effects of alcohol.
Polkville Road
Outlet North
Seems Likely
Highway Outlet Long Wanted Bj
Cpper Cleveland May Even
tually Come.
If Cleveland county people, who
for eight years have not been given
the amount of state highways they
desired due to politics, get what
they want, it may be that by the
end of Governor Gardner’s admin
istration that there will be a state
highway outlet Shelby via Polkville
on to Marion in McDowell county,
or Morganton in Burke county.
For years past citizens of that
section of the county, the Polkville
Casar section, have hoped for such
a road, but due, they consider, to
political conditions their pleas
usually reached deaf ears—at least
they resulted in no action.
A general sentiment over the
county is that Cleveland did not get
its share of highways due to the
fact that Governor Gardner was
during the eight years a candidate
for office and the awarding of even
an equal amount of highways to
his county might have had an in
jurious effect to his candidacy. Now
that he is governor yiany citizens
argue that the county should get
what citizens think it was rightfully
entitled to in the past.
Action In Spring.
Unofficial and unverified infor
mation is that Representative Odus
M. Mull on a recent trip home ex
pressed the hope that by next
spring the slate highway system
might take over the road from
Shelby to Polkville, and from Polk
ville to Casar, with the aim of
connecting Casar up by direct route
to Highway 18, which leads from
Shelby to Morganton. Just how
’much basis there is for this hope
is not known. One supporting fact
is that Engineer Noell, of the high
way department, gave the propos
ed route the once-over some months
back and seemed to be pleased
with it.
If this sector of roadway was
taken over by the state it is pre
sumed that it would eventually be
come a paved highway.
Answers In Part.
A Shelby - Polkville-Casar-Mor
ganton highway would in a man
ner please the people of that sec
tion, It is understood, although
their hopes centered about another
route—a highway from Shelby to
Polkville, to Casar, and on through
the Golden Valley section to Mari
on, in McDowell county. This, ac
cording to those who have long
supported such a routing, would
open up a vast and fertile section
of the state. Rutherford people, it
is understood, hope for a somewhat
similar highway routing, or a road
from Rutherfordton to Marion.
Whether or not either of the pro
posed projects will work out is a
matter of doubt, but it is a surety
that Cleveland county can get no
less attention from the highway
board than it has in the past—
therefore, the hope that the new
highway sytem and the likely re
organization of the board prove
beneficial to the county.
Highs Facing Big
Test Tonight With
Forest City Cagers
Odds Against Locals In Crucial
Battle For Group Title
At Spindalc.
The Shelby high cage outfit to
night faces its hardest test of the
year in the game with the unusual
ly strong Forest City quint at Spin
dfle. 1
The test . will dccidr whether
Shelby or Fdrest City will be the
cage champions of group eight, and
also wliich ouint will continue in
the race *< r the state basketball
title for high schools.
Forest City holds two victories
this year over Shelby and the odds
naturally point to- another victory
ty the fast Rutherford team. But
in recent weeks the local quint has
made a great improvement in team
play and shooting, and tonight at
Spindale Coaches Morris and Falls
Hill pit a team playing, fast floor
working outfit against the cunning
and experience of the Forest City
five led by Tom Dorsey, considered
{.no of the best basketball players
in the state.
A large number- of Shelby fans
plan to go to Spindalc for the
game.
Boost Reward
For Boxer Who
Killed Scruggs
Total Of $130 Now Of rerod For
Capture Of "Kid” Hornbackle. |
Brothers Contribute.
The reward for the capture of A.
J. (Kid) Hornbuckle, who is charg
ed with inflicting a fatal injury on
George Scruggs, textile worker,
here last Sunday causing Scruggs
death Tuesday, has been boosted to J
$150, it was announced here today,
and there is hope that the reward
may reach $300. I
The first reward offered was
that of $25 by tlife city of Sliel|)y,
then the county of Cleveland added
another $25. and yesterday brothers
of the slain man and other rela- |
tives deposited an additional cash j
reward of $100 with Sheriff Hugh
Logan.
Ask State Aid.
With a local reward of $150 of- '
fered officials have' asked the state
of North Carolina to equal the sum.
making a total reward of $300.
Whether or net Governor Gardner
will do so has not been learned as
yet.
No Traces Found.
f
So far Hornbuckle has managed
to cover up his getaway so neatly
that it seems as if the earth must
have opened up and swallowed him.
However, with additional rewards
out local police are getting In
touch with nearby towns and cities
in this and adjoining states where
many boxers hang out.
The young prizefighter once made
his headquarters in a Georgia
town near Coluntbus, where his
wife's relatives are said to live, and
one of the first moves by the police
here was to have officers in that
section keep a watchout for him.
Hornbuckle is also known to have
lived or fought in a couple of Ten
nessee cities and officers there
have already been notified that he
is wanted here for murder.
"He's pretty well covered up
now, but we’ll eventually get him,”
it was stated today at city police
headquarters. “And that additional
reward will get us plenty of coop
eration in landing him," officers
added.
About the Cleveland Cloth and
Eastside section of town there is a
strong desire that the boxer be cap
tured and brought to trial as the
slain man was quite popular among
his acquaintances there.
The belief continues to prevail
that Hornbuckle did not leave Shel
by the afternoon or night of the
slaying, which was Sunday, but
was probably hid out in town until
the early hours of Monday morn
ing, and perhaps did not leave un
til Monday night.
Asa Champion
Buried At Zion
Prominent Farmer Of Zion Com
munity Succumbs To Stroke
Of Paraysis At 65.
Mr. Asa Champion, prominent
farmer of the Zion community, died
yesterday afternoon at 4:30 o’clock
at his home, following a stroke of
paralysis. Mr. Champion is the last
of a family of eleven children. Last
Fall, his devoted wife passed away
and was buried at Zion where they
were long and faithful members.
The funeral of Mr. Champion
took place this afternoon at 2
o'clock, services being conducted by
Rev. D. G. Washburn. Interment
was at Zion church in which con
gregation he was a loyal worker
and constant attendant.
Mr. Champion was 65 years of
age and one of the best known
farmers of that community. Sur
viving are four sons, Robert, For
rest, Leonard and Edgar, and one
daughter, Katherine. Also surviv
ing are fifteen grandchildren. Two
daughters preceded him to the
grave. v
Mrs. R. S. Weast Dies
On S. LaFayette St.
Mrs. Mary Green Weast, wife or
R. S. Weast, died this morning at
2 o'clock at her home on S. LaFay
ette street from a heart trouble with
which she had been sulfering for
about two years. She was 69 years
of age r.nd bad been married 26
years. Surviving are her husband
and three sons. Don. Andrew and
Cletus. Also surviving are five
brothers and one sister Funeral
services will be held Saturday aft
ernoon at 2 o’clock from the home
and interment will be in Sunset
remete-y
Messrs.” J W. Hartgrove and
Charlie Carson were Charlotte vis
itors yesterday.
“Father Of His Country.”
GEORGE WASHINGTON
America today honors the h r 1; anniversary of the
country’s first President, George Washington, although there
are records to show that Washington was really born on
Feltuary 11.
Mull Making Fight On G. 0. P.
Measures In N. C. Legislature
Cleveland Representative Calls A Spade A
Spade, But Some Democrats Disagre With
Him On His Partisan Fights. *
(Gastonia Gazette Bureau.l
Raleigh.—Is Representative Odus
M. MuU of Cleveland getting too
partisan and seeing red every time
a Republican bill comes up for con
sideration, or is he merely looking
out for the welfare of the Demo
crats in the counties that have but
recently gone Republican?
This Is a question which is caus
ing considerable divisicm among
the Democrats in the nouse. as
well as among the Republicans. The
Republicans are frankly nettled at
the attitude which Mr. Mull is tak
ing, and several of them rose in
the house yesterday to express
their displeasure at some of the
statements made by Mr. Mull. Rep
resentative Gwynn, of Rockingham,
stated that it was no longer neces
sary for Mr. MuU or any one else
to infer that "because a man is a
Republican he is necessarily not a
gentleman,” in replying to some of
Mr. Mull's statements, and insist
ed that the members of the min
ority party are as anxious to see
fairness and fair play as are the
Democrats in the house.
This exchange of views took
place in the house Tuesday during
the discussion of the bill by Repre
sentative Hamlin, Republican, of
Transylvania, that would have al
lowed the sheriff of that county
$1,000 a year less than the Demo
cratic finance committee thought
he should get.
On the other hand, a good many
Democrats feel that Mr. Moll is
acting wisely by calling a spade
a spade and by exposing the Inten
tion that underlies a number of
innocent enough appearing bills
that have been introduced by Re
publicans, insisting that if this
were not done, there would be a
flood of bills offered by Repub
lican members to cut the salaries of
Democratic officials in Republican
counties, as reprisals against them.
‘‘It is necessary to call their
bluff and force them out Into the
open, or they would carry on a
systematic sniping campaign
against Democrats back in their
counties,” said one member of the
house in commenting on the situa
tion. "The only way to make them
behave is to call things by then
right names and force things out
in the open. It is a bit rough, but
it is the only way to stop this
practice."
Another group of Democrats,
however, feel that Mull has been
and is being too intensely partisan
and that he is seeing red in bills
when often times the color is little
more than a pale pink, and that
as a result he is losing much in
fluence In the house with members
of both parties. For instance* it is
! believed that Mull failed to gain
anything Monday night when he
refe-red to Representative M W.
Nash. Democrat of Richmond coun
ty as "the Republican from Rich
mond,” after Nash had come to the
'defense of a bill-- introduced by
l Continued on page nine.y^-w,
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Had Good Alibi
For Non-Support
Will Sadler, tried in county
court here yesterday for non
support and abandonment of
his wife, had one of the best
alibis ever produced in the
local court room.
“ledge,” he told the court,
“Ah didn't abandon her, and
twarn't mah fault fur not
'sportin’ her, base y’see Ah
was on the chain gang ovah
to Spencer.
Will was acquitted.
Hunter Rippy Cut
On Head In Brawl
At Filling Station
Hunter Rippy. young Shelby
man, was severely cut about the
head and face late Wednesday
night near Mooresboro, and ac
cording to reports at or near a log
cabin filling station near the
western Cleveland town.
Details of the affray or cutting
are not clear as yet and likely will
not be known until the trial which
will be held this week.
However, it was stated at. the
court house here today that a wom
an and a man had been arrested
in connection with the cutting. The
woman. Minnie McSwain. gave
bond, it is said, to the time for the
trial. while the man, George
Mauney, was placed in jail.
Although the lacerations on Rip
py's head and fac» were revere and
painful it was stated at the hospi
tal today that he had been able to
return to his home alter treat
ment. N
Old And Young
In Tribute To
Beloved Greek
C hildren Of City Bank Flower*
About Casket Of “Chocolate
Shop George.”
A big portion of the business Ufc
of Shelby paused for mora than an
hour this afternoon aa citizens from
all walks of life gathered about a
flower-banked casket and paid final
tribute to one of the town’s most
popular citizens, George Smyrnlos.
naturalized Greek citizen and prop
rietor of a well-known tandy and
soda shop.
The last rites, those of the Greek |
Orthodox church, to which Smyr
ntos belonged, began at the funeral
parlor and ended at Sunset ceme
tery, where scores of people gath
ered to witness the only Greek
burial ritual ever seen in Shelby.
At the funeral parlor, where the
body lay until the services began
at 2 o'clock, one large room would
not hold the many floral tributes
sent bv the Innumerable friends of
the big hearted Greek w ho was gen- i
crally loved by old and young
Among the wreaths was one paid t
for by the pennies of three score \
little Shelby girls who never knew I
what it was to pay for their fav-1
oritc sw eets at Georges thop. Other !
floral tributes came from men and
women, d»y laborers and leading
citizens.
Greek Service,
At the invitation of Dr. Hugh K.
Boyer the main services were held
in the Central Methodist church at
2 o’clock and were conducted by a
Greek Orthodox priest from Aug
usta, Georgia. Another Greek priest
was in attendance, but he has been
over from Greece for only a few
months and does not speak Kngllsli
fluently. Following the services of
his church talks and prayers were
offered by Dr. Hugh K. Boyer,
Central pastor; r Dr. Zeno Wall.
First Baptist pastor, and Mr. Clyde
R. Hoey, teacher of the Bible class
to which Smymioe belonged. Fol
lowing the services atJthe church,
with members of the Masonic lodge
to which the deceased belonged,
f acting as flMMmurers, the funeral
cortege, following the dying re
quest of George, moved down De
Fayette street, where for five min
utes his body lay to state before
the place of business where he be
came known to all this section. At
this point a blessing was offered,
in the ritual of his church, by the
priest.
From the Chocolate Shop the
procession moved to Sunset ceme
tery where the final Greek rites,
the annototing of the body with
olive oil, wine and clay, and the
last benediction was offered by the
priest and those of the Greek faith.
The burial from that Juncture cm
was with Masonic honors.
Numerous places of business clos
ed their doors during the funeral
hour, especially so among the Greek
and Syrian business men.
The popular Greek business man
died Wednesday at noon In the
Shelby hospital after double pneu
monia set to following two opera
tions and complications.
Carload Of Seed
Being Shipped Here
An advertisement In today’s Star
states that Capt. J. F. Jenkins,
manager of the cotton oil plant here
will soon have to arrive in Shelby
a carload of pedigreed Cleveland
big boll cotton; seed to be sold at
practically cost to the cotton plant
ers of Cleveland county. The seed
come from the northern section of
Arkansas and from a firm that
keeps a 20,000-acre tract exclus
ively to this particular cotton.
Heretofore county farmers, who
like Cleveland big boll have found
It somewhat hard at times to secure
these seed and the move by Capt.
Jenkins is to facilitate the securing
of seed by the farmers of the
county.
I McNinch Will Agree To Probe
Of Anti-Smiths Funds In State
\
j Charlotte.—The proposal of state
| Senator Wjrile Person In the state
legislature to investigate anti-Smith
campaign funds has met with the
approval of Frank R. McNinch,
chairman of the North Carolina
anti-Smith Democrats during the
recent presidential campaign—but
with reservations.
Mr. McNinch. in a statement
here declared the investigation
of Democratic ~ and Republican
funds as well.
' “I have absolutelj' no objection
to the investigation of the cam
paign receipts and disbursements of [
e
the Democratic state anti-Smith
committee as is proposed in Sena
tor Person's resolution," Mr. Mc
Ninch said.
‘‘Of course, if any legislative in
vestigation is to be had, I take it
the legislature would provide for a
fair and impartial investigation of
the receipts, disbursements and ac
tivities of not only Our organization
but of the state Democratic and
Republican organizations as well."
An equal number of anti-Smith
Democrats. Democrats end Repub
licans on the committee were advo
cated by Mr. McNinch.
Lightning Flashes
Amid Sleet Storm
Here' Thursday
A meteorological freak sel
dom witnessed In this seetlon
occurred during the sleet and
snow storm late Wednesday
night and early Thursday
morning when there were
several elaps of thunder and
flashes of lightning across the
sky during the bitter storm
which struck the section.
The thunder and lightning,
according to many, came
11 tout 2 or 2:30 o'clock Thurs
day morning. This freak of
the weather is not unknown
hut seldom happens In a sec
tion where there Is a mini
) mum amount of snow ami
sleet during the winter sea
son. Some of the weather ob
servers say that such is an
Indication of the breaking of
winter.
Pump Station
Flooded Again
Sleet. Snow And Rain Does Con
siderable Damage Here. Wires
Down.
The sleet, rain and snow storm,
which struck the section Wednes
day' night and Thursday did con
siderable damage to light, powc.
and telephone lines about Shelby
in addition to flooding the motor
room of the new city water plant.
It was stated at the city hall to
day that os a result of the storm
the water had arisen In the pump
station motor room to the extent
that the electric motors were cov
ered and the station so damaged
that no water can be pumped. There
is a supply in the reservoir equal
to serving the city for several days,
it is said, and during that time the
motors must be taken out again
and sent to Charlotte to be re
wound and dried out.
The superintendent of the light
and pogpar .(department for the
city. Fire Chief Ted Gordon, stat
ed today that light and power lines
had been broken or damaged at
about 30 points in the city, but as
yet he was not prepared to esti
mate the total damage as his men
are stUl at work repairing the
breaks.
Telephone Damage.
Af the office of the manager of
the local office of the Southern BeU
telephone company today it was
stated that the local damage to
the telephone service by the sleet
storm was not so great as at other
points in the state. The greatest
damage here was that of drop
lines, from the main lines to resid
ences. being down. Quite a number
of telephones were out of com
mission this morning but practic
ally every telephone and line local
ly will be repaired and working
again by the end of the day, it was
thought.
School Music, Play
And Food Reviewed
Klwants Club Enjoys Evening Of
Entertainment And Food At
Central High.
praises were heard 'At ail' Sides
last night lor thfc prowess tksplayed
by the culinary arts department,
the music department and the crea
tive English department of the city
school and the heads of these var
ious classes when a program was
given to the Klwanls club members,
city officials. school board and
others who attended.
Members of the Kiwanis club
were served a meal by the domestic
science department headed by Miss
Mildred Thompson. Her class In
cooking and serving, pleased the
palates of the guests, after which
the junior band some forty strong
rendered a couple of selections • In i
the main auditorium. reflecting
credit on J. * Hatley and W, T.
Sinclair, the directors. Following
this, the high school orchestra
trained by Mr. Sinclair and assist
ed by Misses Jones and Coleman
rendered a number of splendid sel
ections and gave promise of win
ning the prize when they compete
In the state-wide high school or
chestra eontest at Greensboro in
April.
Some 40 or 50 voices in the girls’
glee club, trained and directed by
Miss Eliza Coletnan sang a num
ber of selections and this was fol
lowed by a one-act pity by the
creative English department, head
ed by Misses Upshaw and Nix. The
play entitled the "Trjsiing Place"
vas a very clever and humorous
drametteation from a Booth Tark
ington story.
Find Bloody Clothes
In King Home; Judge
Refuses To Re-A rrest
Officers Say Bloody Suit Found In Ceiling
Of Porch. Attempt To Revoke Bond, How
ever, Fails. York Officers Here. No State
ment By Attorneys.
The locnl attorney*, Clyde R. Ifoey and B. T. Falls, of Rate King,
Shelby nun, held In connection with the mysterious death late in Jan
uary of his wife. Faye Wilson King, had no public statement to make to
day following publication of Information that more bloody, clothing,
thought to be that of King, had been found hidden about the the King
home at Sharon, S. C.
News dispatches from Clemson college, S. C„ yesterday stated that
the chemist could not be definitely positive that there was or was not
lysol, or other poison In Mrs. King's stomach due to the mixing of in
gredients front the embalming fluid. At that time King’s attorneys here
declared they had no statement to make, but seemed not the least per
turbed by the chemist's report, which apparently was of little value
cither way In the case. Today it was stated that other developments
would not be commented upon by them,
Look For Reaction.
Although they would not be quoted, it appeared as if tho opinion of
King's attorneys is that so many wild and apparently at times unfound
ed rumors published and spread abroad will eventually react In favor of
their client as the people gradually realise that many of the angles and
theories played up ns positive are not sufficiently based upon fact to be
circulated as definite. •
York, Fob. 21.—The finding of a
suit of bloody clothing and a
blood-stained shirt hidden above
the celling on the piazza bf the
home oi Rafe King, at Sharon, and
toe refusal of Chief Justice R. C.
Watts to rescind the order grant
ing King bond, after Solicitor J.
lyles Glpnn hud appeared before
the Justice at Laurens with the new
evidence, were startling develop
ments today In the King murder
case
King, scion of a prominent Shel- j
by, N C.. family, was arrested soon j
after the body' of Ills wife. Mrs.!
Faye Wilson King, Sharon high;
school teacher, was found In an j
outbuilding near their home, Jan-;
Ugry 25.
York after the discovery of the
bloody clothing. He told officers
here that he recognised the suit as
one he had seen King wearing. All
the bloody clothing was carried to
Laurens in a suitcase by Sheriff
Quinn.
Name In Coat.
Inside a pocket of the coat was
found tiie nauuu.
Clyde Reagan
er-in-law of
No second wrest oi King was
even remotely contemplated until
tt\e sensational discovery of the
bloody clothing was made.
The bloody clothing was tied to
gether in a bundle, with the shirt
on the outside. It was found by
Chief of Police J. Prana Faulkner
of York, while searching the loft
of the house by means of a flash
light. After climbing through an
opening hi a closet of one of the
front rooms of the house, Chief
Faulkner searched the space be
tween the ceiling and the roof but
found nothing of Interest. It was,
while carefully exploring the space
over the celling of the front porch
that the sensational discovery was
made. There, wedged In under a
projecting piece of framing, he
discovered the bundle of tell-tale
flhthtng
Every one or the garments—
coat, vest, trousers and shirt—Is
heavily splotched with blood, the
officer* say. They will let po par
son but those officially connected
with the case see the clothing. Es
pecially large splotches are on the
front of the coat and on the' cuff
of one of the sleeves, it is' stated.
The suit Is said to be rather dark
and striped, but the bloodstains we
described as being clewly visible on
it and also plainly evident on the
light striped shirt. Tl«i shut lias a,
tear at the back, it is said and on
it is an imprint as if made by a
bloody hand.
1 iJC W1V io MUiUl
bears on the side lining the Initials
“R. F. K.” Tliese are said to be the
initials of King, who is known by
many as shnply Rate King.
In obtaining ball, the legal pa
pers drawn designated him a* Rafe
B. King, but in signing them he
used no initials, but his given name
Rafe. instead. It is understood here
that his middle Initial was inadr
reclly given on the legal papers and
that it is "F." instead of "B."
Asked tonight if tests would be
made to confirm the officers' con
viction that the crimson splotches
on the clothing were made by hu
man blood. Sheriff Quinn said that
j to him this step did not seem nee
j essary.
Refuses Re-Arrest.
After a midnight conference here
Solicitor J. Lyles Glenn, accompan
ied by Sheriff Quinn and Chief
Faulkner, bearing the bloody cloth-1
ing, left at 2 o’clock this morning
for Laurens, where they appeared
before Chief Justice Watts at 8:30
o'clock and Solicitor Glenn asked
him to rescind the order granting
King bail on 'the strength of the
newly-discoveerd evidence. Chief
Justice Watts heard Solicitor
Glenn's presentation of the matter
and refused his request to rfcadnd
the order for ball. His disposition
seemed to be. it is said, to let
things remain as they are. The offi
cers who discovered the evidence
were there to testify to Us genuine
ness If this were necesasry. but it
was not required.
Two of the York county rural
police. J. A. Jackson and J. M. Dav
idson, were in Shelby ready to
bring about an arrest of King, if
Justice Watts had taken favorable
action on the solicitor’s request. W.
G. Finley of York associated with
the prosecution, was there to look
after the legal side of the matter.
King has been out orJafTnnce
February 7 on bond in the sum of
$3,000 .granted by Chief Justice
Watts.'
Other bloody articles are said to
have been found In the King home
in the systematic search that un
covered the blood-stained clothing.
Report lias it that one of the arti
cles is a quilt, but when queried as
to thi> Sheriff Quinn said he had
no comment to make.
Sheriff Quinn anqumer raura
ner had gone to the King home to
chip up the blood-stained parts of
the floor and doors jyhen the sen
sational findings were made. Look
ing inside a closet where canned
fruit had been stored, Chief Faulk
ner's eyes rested on the opening in
the top of the closet tiHtfe the
chimney and he climbed i
space above the ceiMgk:fl
search had been made. He was re
warded by finding the M0f$ signi
ficant evidence that hai^i
light slnc» the arrest of
One of the shingles on
bundle of bloody clothing
said to bear crimson spots,
dust around the place is said to be
trampled, and officers believe that
the change from bloody clothes to
other garments Is Indicated by evi
dences there. The {dace where the
bundle of clothing was discovered
is difficult of acoess, no stijrway or
steps lead from the closetJI to the
open space above bete
and roof. The ascent baa
made by means of a chair to stand
on and by a climb between the
chimney and a wall of the closet.
It la reported that Solicitor Glenn
may ask for a special term of
court to try King. The solicitor
could not. dc readied over urc ««
phone tonight to affirm or deny the
report* as he was away from Ches
ter. The neat regular term, of crim
inal court convenes here April 15.
Judge J. Henry Johnson of Allen
dale will preside.
While ho formal announcement
on the subject has been made.
King's attorneys have as much as
said that they will ask for a change
of venue on the grounds &e
cahnot get a fair aod\ Impartial
trial In York county. Newspaper
publicity given the case'is one of
the reasons they assign for the al
leged hostile state of public opin
ion toward King. It is understood
that Solicitor Glenn will oppose
vigorously the motion for a change
of venue. In the event It is grant
ed, the case will be tried in Fair
field or Lancaster county.
No Poison Found In
Stomach Mrs. King
York. Feb. 30.—No traces of poison
other than that contained in tire
embalming fluid injected in th#<|
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