North Carolina Newspapers

    25. 1920.
Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons
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The Markets.
Cotton. Shelby __19!»c
Cotton Seed, bu. ............ 10! -c
Rain Likely.
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Today’s North C arolina Weather
Report: Cloudy probably followed
by rain in west and north portions
tonight and Tuesday. Rising tem
perature Tuesday and in central
and west portions tonight.
Will Broadcast.
l.ate information from Miami to
day had it that the Strlbllng-Shark
ey fight Wednesday night will be
broadcast by radio, according to a
last minute deetsion. This means
that the blow-by-blow report that
was to have been given here by
telegraph will not be secured.
County Cage
Tourney Here
During Week
Nine Cleveland Quints To Fight
For Rotary Cup. Two
Games Nightly.
The “tin can” gymnasium here is
to be a scene of considerable acti
vity all this week with basketball
double headers beginning Wednesday
night and running through Friday
night followed by the county cham
pionship game Saturday night.
At a meeting held at the court
house here Saturday the schedule
for the county championship series
was worked out and next Saturday
night the winner of the title will
be awarded the title cup donated by
the Shelby Rotary club.
A flat admission charge of 15
cents will be charged for all the
games even though spectators will
get to witness two games each
night, and a large attendance is
anticipated as all sections of the
county will have an interest in the
tournament play;
How They Line Up.
Only ope link on the schedule is
incomplete and that depends upon
the entrance of the Kings Moun
tain high school quint. If Kings
Mountain enters that quint will
play Lattimore Tuesday night with
the winner taking on Casar as one
of the two games for Wednesday
night. If Kings Mountain does not
enter Lattimore will play Casar
Wednesday night.
The other Wednesday night game
will find the Shelby quint, county
champs last year, pitted against
On Thursday night Belwood and
Polkville will meet in one game and
Piedmont and Grover will clash in
the other.
On Friday night the winner of the
Fallston-Shelby game will play the
winner of the Lattimore- Kings
Mountain-Casar games, and the
winner of the Belwood-Polkvllle
game will play the winner of the
Piedmont-Grover game.
Then on Saturday night will come
the game for the county title be
tween the two quints left in the
The first game will start each
night at 7:45 and will be followed
immediately by the second contest.
The Rotary championship cup
was offered for the first time last
year and Shelby and Lattimore
move through the elimination series
to play for the title, Shelby win
ning In a close encounter. The cup
is to change hands each year, pro
vided a new quint wins.
Starts Wednesday.
Since the above was written it
has been learned definitely that
Kings Mountain w ill not enter the
• tournament. This means that the
first games cf the tourney will be
played here Wednesday night with
a double-header on—Lattimore and
Casar clashing in the first game,
and Shelby and Fallston in the sec
ond game.
Cleveland B. And L.
Holds Annual Meet
Institution Reports 10,860 Shares In
Force With Half Million
At the annual meeting of the
Cleveland Building and Loan as
sociation held last week, Wm. Line
berger was re-elected president, Dr.
E. B. Lattimore vice president, J.
L. Buttle secretary-treasurer and B.
T. Falls, attorney. The former
board of directors was re-elected.
It was reported at this meeting
that the institution now has 10,860
share* in force and that the total
asset* amount of $591,139.06. Last
year 1.246 shares were matured
when the first series had run its
course of 332 weeks. The institu
tion te six and a half years old and
has enjoyed a remarkable growth,
Increasing its assets by approxi
jnattely $100,000 annually.
The shareholders meeting was
held In the director's room of the
Cleveland Bank and Trust company
where this building and loan a sc
tioo maint' to* headquarters.
First Service
In New Church
Easter Sunday
Beautiful New $130,000 House Of
Worship With 100 Rooms Is
Nearing Completion.
The beautiful new First Baptist
church is nearing completion and
services will be resumed therein on
Easter Sunday, according to the
pastor, Dr. Zeno Wall. Easter Sun
day falls this year on March 31 and
work is being pushed rapidly to
completion in order to have every
thing in readiness by that <}ate.
Just now the interior of the main
church auditorium is being re
modelled. The curved end to the
old Sunday school room has been
squared, all of the old class rooms
removed and the former Sunday
school room and church auditorium
thrown into one large room with a
seating capacity of approximately
1,200. This is said to be one of the
largest churches in North Carolina
from the standpoint of seating
capacity. The walls are now being
decorated, the pulpit changed to
the center of the north side and
the mammoth pipe orl/m over
hauled with chimes allied. When
these things are finished, the seats
and carpets will be placed and thus
complete the work.
The educational building built
to the old church on the north
side has been completed. It joins
the church, making a building that
covers half of the block.
The cost of the educational build
ing and the overhauling of the old
building will approximate $130,000.
In front of the church building
and on the south alley, t^ie old
sidewalk is being taken up and the
dirt removed for a new sidewalk on
a grade with the streets. It is un
derstood that shrubbery will be
planted around the church to beau
tify the grounds.
Over Million Is
Paid By Creamery
For Butterfat Here
In 14 Years The Shelby Creamery
Has Made Two And A Half
Million Pounds Butter.
At the annual meeting of the
shareholders of the Shelby Cream
ery company held a few days ago,
Wm. Lineberger was re-elected pres
ident and treasurer, J. L>. Suttle
vice president and J. A. Suttle, sec
retary. The following directors
were elected: L. g. Hamrick, S.
S. Royster, J. H. Quinn, George
Blanton, J. L. Suttle, J. A. Suttle
and Wm. Lineberger.
During the fourtjen years that
Wm- Lineberger has-been the head
of the institution, the plant has
turned out two amt a half million
pounds of butter and paid out over
a million dollars to farmers for
butterfat. The famous “Gilt Edge”
butter goes to many of the lead
ing hotels and homes of the Caro
linas and the East.
The company has paid for butter
fat and for hauling and employees
during these 14 years, nearly a mil
lion and a quarter dollars. In 1915
the sales were $29,888. Now the
sales run around $100,000 annually
with the biggest year in 1923 when
the sales amounted to $123,778.63.
First “Talkie” On
At Princess Theatre
Only Park Ta’kin? Film Today But
Complete “Talkie” On March
The Princess Theatre is advertis
ing a 'part talking" picture today.
It is the first of its kind to be seen
in Shelby. At the same time the
Beams, proprietors of the theatre,
rnnounce an all talkie for March
fourth. And thereafter talkies will
be regularly on the bill. The March
fourth picture will be “Interference.”
Today's part talkie is “Gang War.”
Thus Shelby with a new hotel
opening Friday, and talkies here as
a permanent fixture is keeping
abreast of the fast*%tepping era of
Forest City Gets
Grouo Ca?e Title
In Shelby Defeat
By defeating the Shelby highs at
Spindale Friday night 28 to 16 the
fast Forest City basketball quint
remains in the state title race and
holds the championship for Group
Led by Dorsey, the team's star,
the Forest City cagcrs outclassed
the locals at every angle with the
possible exception of the third
quarter when Shelby cut down the
Forest City lead to two points.
Dorsey and McKeithan starred
for Forest Cit". while Bridges and
Gold were outstanding lor Shelby.
Murder Victim’s Father Dying
«r WBfc'. 5*:1 umimi Tmu II lj_i i m
Edward Doheny, Sr., right, is reported in complete collapse
following the murder of his son, Edward, Jr., left, by the son’s
confidant and secretary, Hugh Plunkett. It is feared that the
father, who Was devoted Jo his son, will die.
Monazite Industry
Not Likely To Come
Back Here, Is Report
Delegation Off
To Washington
About Monazite
Hamrick, Cox And Alexander To
Present Plea For Mona
zite Tariff.
Unperturbed by reports that
there is no likelihood of mona
zite mining' being revived here
dne to a vast monazite deposit
found in Florida, a delegation j
representing three counties in j
this section left Saturday and I
Sunday for Washington to make
a plea for a monazite tariff.
Mr. H. Clay Cox, of Shelby, and
Attorney Fred D. Hamrick, of
Rutherfordton, left for Washing
ton Saturday afternoon over the
Seaboard. Mr. W. H. Alexander,
secretary of the Chamber of Com
merce at Gaffney, left yesterday to
join them. The three men, select
ed as the Washington delegation at
a meeting held here in the interest
of the industry, will go before the
Ways and Means committee of Con
gress to ask that a reasonable high
duty be placed upon foreign mona
zite so that the mineral sand may
again be mined here.
If they meet with any success
whatsoever, and they have been as
sured of the support of several
North and South Carolina con
gressmen and senators, they may
be in Washington for a week.
Call For Paving Tax
To Be Paid by Mar. 1
Notice was issued today at the
city hall, calling for the payment
of all street and sidewalk paying tax
that is due by property owners in
the city. Tlie dity has outstanding j
bonds maturing and needs to collect j
in order to meet bond principal Un
til these taxes are paid by March
1st. property will be advertised by '
sale, soon thereafter, the city of- !
Florid* Sand Has Monazite 6and
,, Of This Section (Beat,
Says Engineer.
Raleigh, Feb. 25.—There is no
hope for a revival of the monazite
industry in Cleveland and adjoin
ing counties, according to Profes
sor A. F. Greaves-Walker, head of
the Ceramic and Mining Engineer
ing department at State college.
This statement was made with
reference to a report that the cit
izens of Shelby and vicinity, had
organized to make a fight to have
a tariff placed on monazite ship
ped from Brazil, in order to re
develop the deposits.
This mineral is valuable for its
content of tlioria which is used
largely in the manufacture of in
candescent gas mantles, and in
years past North Carolina was one
of the principal sources of supply.
The North Carolina deposits are al
luvial or stream bed deposits and
the mineral was formerly obtained
by washing the stream bed gravels.
Florida Monazite and not the
Brazilian mineral rules North Caro
lina from the market. Since the
great war. Pablo Beach near Jack
sonville has furnished this country
with monazite. The Florida beach
deposits are among the largest in
the world and appear :o be inex
haustible. The minerl is recovered
by washing the beach sands which
are richer than the North Carolina
The Brazilian beach deposits are
controlled by German interests and
furnish the European market prin
With rich, inexhaustible deposits
in Florida. Brazil and also in India
it would be economically unsound
for North Carolina to invest capi
tal in her low grade deposits, ac
cording to Professor Greaves
Family Fighters.
Saratgo, N. Y.—Edward Towers, a
farmer of near here has a fire de
partment within his family. When
fire destroyed two barns and
threatened his house he called his
wife and children. The family of
seventeen gathered from all parts
of the farm and saved the home
Hunch To Cop
Caused Search
Locating Suit
lllooitf Clot hr* lound By York Of
liirr In Kin* Home When
Hr Got Curiou>.
‘SotneUitflfc within me Just told
me that lnw>r around that Kins
house at Sharon was something
people generally didn't know about
nnd I reckon It was Providence
that directed tnc to find it.”
So said J. Frank Faulkner, vet
eran chief of police of York in tell
ing iite YorkviJle Enquirer Just how
lie ranie to find the bloody cloth
ing that bore the initials of Rafe
King in the attic of the King home
at Sharon, Wednesday afternoon.
Was Uneasy.
"When I went over there with
Sheriff Quinn and Rural Officer
Davidson, ostensibly for the pur
pose of sawing out a door panel
with a view to checking up on some
finger print stuff. I just couldn't get
interested in the cutting or the
sawing of that piece of door. X
can't explain it; but I Just couldn't.
"I got to looking around the house
for something, I didn't know what
and then a little bit later I didn't
say anything to the other officers:
but I went outside, crawled under
the house and looked in every crack
and crevice there l could think of.
Then I went back into the house
and somehow or other, was attract
ed to that closet or store room
where they said the late Faye King,
had canned and stored some hun
dred or more jars of fruit. Of course
the fruit was all gone.
“Well there is a chimney up
through that closet or room tfnd
looking at that chimney I noticed
some marks that looked like some
thing had been climbing or scuff
ling around it or something. I got
a ladder and with its aid got into
the attic above. It was kind of a
tight squeeze but I got in there at
last, and throwing a flash light
started looking about. The rafters
of that attic floor. If you call it
that, are of hewn timber instead of
sawed timber. I crawled over them
to a sort of drop down of the attic
onto the porch on the left aide of
the house—the left as you face the
front of the house, I mean.
finds Bundle.
"Well,” continued Mr. Faulkner,
"I stuck that light around good and
finally I saw a bundle—a shirt, the
sleeves of which were tied around
some dark clothes. I grabbed that
bundle and started back down into
the pantry where the fruit had been
“Then I walked out into the living
room and examined the bundle by
the light from the sun shining
through the window to the east.
There was blood on those clothes—
lots of blood, most of it on the left
sleeve of the coat. It was almost
a new suit of dark materials—a
tailor-made suit and the initials in
side the right of the coat were
the initials R. F. K., which I un
derstand are the correct initials of
Rafe B. King. There was the name
also printed and sewed in the in
side coat pocket as you usually find
in tailor made clothes.
That’s All.
"That’s about all there Is to it,”
drawled the chief, in his matter of
fact, nonchalant way. “But I wish
you would not say anything about
it in the paper; because you see
people are always criticising a small
town policeman like me for what
he does and does not do and what
he tries to do. You know how it
No Special Court
For Trial Of King
York, S. C., Feb. 23 —Regardless
of the finding by Chief of Police
Frank Faulkner, of York, of bloody
clothes in the attic over the front
porch of the home occupied prior
to January 25 by Mr. and Mrs.
Rafe King at Sharon there will be
no special term of the court of
general sessions called to try the
accused husband.
That is settled.
The regular spring term of ses
sions court -for York convenes on
Monday, April 15, with Judge J.
Henry Johnson, of Allendale, pre
It would be impracticable to get
a special term underway before
that date or at least not more than
a few days earlier than that date.
Pool Room Opened
On Graham Street
The Owl Billiard parlor, pool
room, soda and sandwich stand,
has been opened on West- Graham
street just off South LaFayette
street. The owner of the new bil
liard hall, which was opened last
Thursday, Is Loy Thompson and
the prrlor is bein'? operated by
Clarence Leonard and Claude Hoke
Will Defend Record
J. M, White, above, will again
drive his famous “Triplex*' at
Daytona Beach, Fla., against !
Major Segrave in defense of the i
world’s speed record of 207.5 ]
miles an hour, which was set by
Ray Kerch in the same car. i
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Hoey Contest
Goes To Waco
School Student
J. L. Hord Get* Medal. Ernest
Davis, Bolling Springs,
Ranks Nest.
J. L. Hord, Waco high school ora
tor, was the winner of the Hocy
oratorical medal at the annual con
test held to the Central school
auditorium here Friday night.
Young Hord had as his subject,
“Orasping life's Opportunities.”
Ernest Davis, one of the two en
trants from Boiling Springs, was
given honorable mention by the
judges on his oration, "An Ameri
can’s Duty To Vote.”
There were eight entrants, rep
resenting 6 schools and the judges
were Clnude M. Andrews, of Char
lotte, and H. B. Edwards and E. E,
Scott, of Shelby.
The Speakers.
The entrants and their subjects
follow: Virgil Weathers, “Progress
of North Carolina," Lattimore;
Wyaft Washburn, "One Out of
Three,” Lattimore; “North Caro
lina. Land of Opportunity,” Fall-1
ston; Fred Hull. “Hill of Difficul
ty.” Casar; Glenn Powell. "Sunny
Carolina,” Polkville; Felix Ham
rick, "Memories of Three Great
Men,” Boiling Springs; Ernest
Davis. "An American’s Duty to
Vote,” Bolling Springs; J. L. Hord,
“Grasping Life's Opportunities,”
The Selma Webb recitation con
tent will be held in the Central
school auditorium here Friday
Mull Made Fight
Against The Long
Term School Idea
The Eight Month School Bill, How
ever, Was Passed By The
House On Friday.
Representative Mac Lean's eight,
month school bill was passed by j
the house of representatives In Ra
leigh Friday night by a 50 ta*J2
vote, but Odus M. Mull, Cleveland
county representative, made one of
the strongest fights against tire
long term bill, according to dis
The passage of the bill was un
expected, and hereabouts and over
the state the major opinion is that
the bill will not pass the senate or
will be tabled somewhere and In
some manner.
In his report of the speeches and
voting Jake Wade had the follow
ing to say in the Charlotte Obser
ver :
'•Mull made the greatest thrusts
yet against the bill, declaring that
it would not relieve the larmers but
the corporations and railroads and
towns. He was interrogated sharply
by proponents for the bill but he
made a good stand.”
Auction Sales Start.
The Nolans are announcing the
first •'spring” auction, which is slat
ed to be held February 28, near
Mooresboro. The hammer will fall
at 11 o'clock. It is the Bridges es
tate which is to be sold, a tract of*
164 acres, to be subdivided into six
Safe Crackers Blow
A rrests Made As Yet
Two Jobs Here; No
Attempt Is Made
To Kill Dempsey
In Florida Today j
What was thought to be an un- !
successful attempt to kill Jack
Dempsey. former heavyweight j
champion and now promoting the
Striding-Sharkey fight, was made
early this morning in Dempsey’s
room at Miami, where he Is handl
ing preliminary details of the big
fight Wednesday night.
A bulletin from Miami, which car
ried few details, had it that an un
known man slipped into Dempsey's
room this morning and took a shut
(t the former champion, but missed j
Mr. John G. Stamey j
Died On Saturday
Member Of Prominent Family,
Who Lived North Of Shelby,
Die* At 76.
Mr, John Girard Stamey, 76 years
of uge, and a son of the late Jos
eph H. Stamey, died Saturday at
ills home in the northern part of
The deceased was a member or
one of tiic section's most prominent
fan-illies and was widely known and
loved. He Joined the church in early
manhood and lived a loyal Christ
ian life.
His w.Ue, who was Miss Sara
Boggs, preceded him to the grave
about 10 years ago. They were mar
ried August 10. 1882, and eleven
children, six girls and live boys,
were born to the union. The sur
viving children are: Mrs. D. A.
Cline, Gastonia; Mrs. J. Tom Webb.
Shelby: Mr. Claude Stamey, Fall
ston; Mrs. E. L. Year wood, Rich
mond, Va.; Mrs. C. E. Kornegay,
Selma: Mrs. R. B. Sigmon. Clare
mont: Mr. Girard Stamey, Bel
wod; Mrs. L. J. Bame, Lexington;
and Messrs. Evan. Paul, and War
ner Stamey, who live at home. Ten
grandchildren also survive, along
with one sister, Mrs. John E. Park
er. Llncolnton. and two brothers,
Messrs. T. A. and C. C. Stamey, of
Fallston. Brothers who preceded
Mr. Stamey to the grave were Mr.
Frank M. Stamey and Rev. H. G.
Funeral Sunday.
The funeral services were con
ducted from the home by his pas
tor Rsv, Fitzgerald assisted by Dr.
Zeno. Wall. Burial was at Davids
The pall bearers were his ne
phews Messrs. Tom Stamey, Jr.,
Frank Stamey, Owen Stamey,
Blanch Higgins, Summie Peeler,
Deck Wilson, Barney Peeler, Dr.
Howard Higgins. The members of
Mr. Rochel Hendricks Sunday
school class had charge of the
Tne beautiful flowers and the
large evowd present, evidenced the
high esteem, In which Mr. Stamey
was held by his many friends.
Dr. Scruggs Comes .
To Practice Medicine
Cliffside Physician To Do General
' Practice Here. Llneberger
Building Office.
Dr. Bobo Scruggs of Cliffside has
located in Shelby to do a general
practice In medicine aud minor sur
gery. Offices have been fitted up
on the ground floor of the Line
berger building on West Marion
street next door to the Western
Union Telegraph company.
Dr. Scruggs is the son of Mr. R.
P. Scruggs of Rutherford county
and comes to Shelby after a practice
of nine years at Cliffside. He was
graduated at Wake Forest college
and the Jefferson Medical college
in Philadelphia, after which he
served his internship in Cooper
hospital, Camden, N. J. He is a
brother of Dr. Marvin Scruggs,
former surgeon at the Shelby hos
pital. now living in Charlotte.
'Dr. Scruggs was married in Ashe
vllle January 24 to' Miss Katherine
Hilliard of Little Rock, Ark. and
they have just returned iroin their
honeymoon trip. They will be at
home temporarily at the New
Charles hotel.
McKnight Wholesale Grocery Loses
3500 In Cash Ice Plant
Two safes were blown in Shelby
some time Friday night or early
Saturday morning and more then
*300 in rash along with voluble pa
pers and checks running over *1,
The safes blown, apparently bv
professional yeggs, were those of
the McKnight wholesale grocery
house and the Ideal Ice and Fur':
firm on West Graham street west cf
the Southern railway. At Mt
Knights a little over *470 in ea;
was taken along with checks, note
and insurance •papers valued s
around *1,300, while something ll>
$30 in cash and valuable papt
were taken from the safe of the ic
plant office.
Potire Work Clues.
City police today were reluctant tt
talk about the case, but let It b<
known that they have several clue ,
md are on the watch for some m.\’
who have not been seen in Shelbv
since Friday evening. ^
A fingerprint expert was railed in
to assist the officers and his optn
ion was that the safe-crackers knew
their business as they wore glover,
and left no fingerprints, it seems,
too, according to the officers that
the yeggs knew "the lay of the
Irnd in the big McKnight grocery
building due to the manner of their
entrance and the necessary move*
ments about the building before
they reached the safe.
Early reports about Shelby Sat
urday cast suspicion towards a loop:
man and a recent visitor to the
town, but the clue apparently belry
followed by officers now centers, i
seems, about two recant visitors, al
though there seems to be very few
clues to work upon other than cir
cumstantial evidence. However, the
officers may have more direct In
formation to work upon and are
just not talking about what thev
So far as is known no one heard
the puff when the safes were blown
At McKnlghts the officers say an
extra big load of "soup” was appar
ently used with the result that the
door was practically blown to pieces,
the “soup” being poured in two
drilled holes in the door. At the ice
plant the "soup” for the blow was
deposited behind the combination
Rotary Play On
Thursday Night In
Local Auditorium
Limestone College Girts To Take
E«rt In "Captain Apple
Jack” Here.
“Captain Applejack,” a very . en
tertaining play, will be given In the
Central school auditorium here
Thursday night. February 28, at
8:15 by the Rotary clubs of Gaff
ney and Shelby and the Limestone
college dramatic art league.
The cast of characters for the
Play, which is an Arabian night’s
adventure, will be made up of Lime
stone college girls and Gaffney
business men and actors. The cast
has been rehearsing for about si:;
w*>kr under the direction of Miss
Dorothy Richey, dramatic Instruc
tor at the college, and the perfor
mance will be far more complete
and finished than the customer’
local ta ent play.
For Rotary Funds.
Jhe play was originally started
for the purpose of using the funds
for the crippled children whose wel
fare Is under the supervision of the
Gaffney Rotary club, and the play
is being presented here, for It’s sec
ond appearance on the stage, with
out cost to the lofeal club which will
divide the proceeds with the Gaff
ney club with the money going for
welfare work by the two clubs.
* Characters Known.
Many of those who will take part
in the play are well known In Shel
by and this section, including H. C
(Dinty) Moore, well known Gaffney
cotton broker, and “Smiley” George,
Gaffney's own Will Rogers. Among
the Limestone college girls In the
cast Is Sarah Lee Hamrick, a
Cleveland county girl.
The play Is 1n three acts—“The
Adventure.” "The Dream,” and
“The Romance.” Tickets for the
performance are being sold by the
members of the Shelby Rotary club.
Messrs. Henry Mills, Boyce Wake
d and Bob Hard returned Scl
av n’gbt from New York where
l.sci been spending a few

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