North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXXV, No. 20
THE CLEVELAND STAR
SHELBY, N. C. FRIDAY, MARCH 8, 1929.
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LA TE NEWS
The Markets.
Shelby, spot cotton ....._ 20c
Cotton Seed, bu. _... <0|jC
Kain Is Likely.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair and not quite so eold
tonight. Saturday increasing cloudi
ness with slowly rising tempera
ture, probably followed by rain in
west portion.
Defeat Measure.
The administration measure to
provide for a tax commission of
three members to study problems
of taxation and make recommen
dations to the state was defeated
last night by the senate 16 to 15.
The measure was sponsored by Gov
ernor Gardner.
Vanderburg To
Make Plea Of
Self Defense
Will Claim, Is Said, That Father
Killed Four And Then At
tacked Him.
Gaston, March 7.—A plea of
self-defense for the killing of J.
W. Vanderburg, father, will be made
by Jacob Vanderburg, son, aged
16, when he. goes on trail here
April 29 in Gaston county supe
rior court on charges of murdering
his father, mother, two sister and
brother in their home near here
December 27, according to informa
tion obtained in official circles here.
The giant youth will take the
witness stand and testify that his
father, aged 63 years, slew his wife,
two daughters and young son and
was slain when he attacked his
older son, the prisoner, the report
said. Inquiry failed to disclose
what explanation the prisoner will
endeavor to make for the fire which
consumed the Vanderburg home and
with it most of each of the five
bodies.
Talks To Lawyer.
Vanderburg has held a number
of long conferences lately with
Marvin Ritch, of Charlotte, his
chief counsel, who is declining to
discuss the nature of the defense
his client will make when he is
placed on trial. County authori
ties here have obtained informa
tion from several sources, however,
including one source within the
county jail, which points strong
ly to a plead'ng by the Vander
burg boy that his father killed the
four members of the family and
was killed when he attempted to
kill the son who is the only re
maining member of the family. A
prisoner by the name of Taylor,
who was given his liberty a few
days ago, was for some time one
of Vanderburg's companions in the
prison. Taylor helped the Van
derburg boy write some parts of
a statement which, has been given
to one of the several lawyers re
tained to conduct the defense, ac
cording to authoritative informa
tion obtained here.
Solicitor Carpenter indicated that
he will make up his mind later con
cerning the nature of the verdict he
will ask of the court that will try
Vanderburg. When asked whether
or not the prisoner will be prose
cuted on both charges of first de
gree murder and of arson, each a
capital offense, the solicitor replied
that he has been giving his at
tention to other cases coming ear
lier to trial.
Vanderburg Said To
Have Owned Guilt
Attorneys Deny That Self-Defense
Plea Will Be Used By
Gaston Youth.
Gastonia. March 7.—In a state
ment given out here tonight. Solic
itor John G. Carpenter declared
that the state has secured witnesses
who will testify that they have
heard Jacob Vanderburg, Gaston
county youth, awaiting trial here
on charges of killing five members
of his family and burning the
home, confess that he slew his
father.
Further than that, the solicitor
would not speak. He declined to
say if Vanderburg’s reputed con
fession made any mention of self
defense.
Deny Confession.
Attorneys fpr Vanderburg de
clared tonight that, so far as they
know, his plea will not be one of
self-defense as was indicated in a
dispatch sent to an afternoon pa
per today.
Mr. Juliu* Smith
Taken To Hospital
Mr. Julius Smith was taken ill
today with a heart trouble and he
was removed to the hospital for
treatment. His conditio*) is said to
be quite serious and his son Dixon
Smith of Columbus, Ga., has been
called to his bedside. His stepson
Representative O. M. Mull now in
Raleigh will leave his legislative
duties arvi report here at ou»e if
< there is « tarn for the wort'*
New Changes In Charter Offered By City Board
Smith Family Outnumbers All
Others In Shelly, Directory
Shows, Blanton Family Is Next
There Are 163 People By Name Of Wilson
Here, 132 Blantons, 128 Hamricks, 119
Greens, Etc. Many Odd Names Appear In
Shelby Directory. Population Given As
10,662.
There are 10.662 peopel In Shelby, of which 9,218 are white and 1,444
are colored, according to the Selders directory recently compiled and
now on sale throughout the city. ,
And ol the 9,218 whites 163 go by
the name of Smith. The Blantons
of Shelby, numbering 132, take sec
ond place, the Hamricks are third
with 128, the Greens fourth with
119, the Wilsons fifth with 110, and
the Jones sixth with 109. No other
family name appears in the direc
tory as many as 100 times.
Families approaching the 100
mark, however, include the Rob
erts, the McSwains, the Bridges,
the Beams, and several others.
Alphabetically.
The directory is complied alpha
betically, and a study of the 10,000
names reveals some interesting
facts. There is not a single citizen
of Shelby whose name begins with
"X", while the only residents whose
names begins with “Z” are two
colored people by the name of
Zachary. In the white population
there are only two listed under
“U,” one an Underwood and the
other Upshaw.
Shelby surnames suggesting oc
cupations follow: Porter, Painter,
Weaver, Carpenter, Cook, Miller,
Baker, Hunter, Butler, Carv^,
Chandler and Cooper.
All directions are represented the
names of the directory except
south, the others being East, West,
and North.
There are four color families in
Shelby—White, Black, Green and
Brown.
And when it comes to money, try
these names—Gold, Silver, and
Cash. Two other family names are
Short and Long. Then there is a
Queen family, a King family, a
Duke family, anil an Earl family.
In the musical lines there are such
names as Horn, Drum, and Bell.
And a little war might be started
with the following names: Camp,
! Caison, Sargent, Sailors. and
Navey. Then two other family names
suggest days of the week, Mundy
and Friday.
Unusual Names.
Other names unusual or not
common in this section include the
following: Speck, Spry, Pinchback,
Sentcr, Trinmyer, Funney, Dee
naney, Hiott, Glass, Kaniger, Chalk,
Carmack, Lamb, Ham, Cleg, Kirk
ling, Lemmons, Low, Law, Man
i ores, Reitz, Solomon, Yocrum,
Clubb, Few, Merck, Millwood,
Munn, Nettles, New, Suddeth,
Oner, Pain, Tally, Schram, Teague
and Tell.
Family names well known here
abouts which are misspelled include
the following: ySchenck spelled as'
‘•.Shank” Lovelace as "Loveless, ’
| Philbeck as "Fillbeck," and Caba
i niss as “Caveness.”
Of the 1,400 people listed 31 have
the surname of Black, 14 the sur
name of Brown, and seven the sur
name of Green, and one the sur
I name of White.
In practically every instance wie
names are accompanied with street
addresses, and quite often with
telephone numbers and occupation.
In giving the total population the
directory states that approximate
ly 1.000 people who might be class
ed as Shelby citizens live without
the corporate limits. The directory
population shows an increase of
one-fourth over the special coast*
made in 1925, or four years ago.
Two Cleveland Bills
In Legislative Mill
Among the bills passed by the
house of representatives is one "To
permit certain Cleveland county
prisoners to be worked on roads of
other counties,” according to Ra
leigh dispatches.
Another bill Just introduced by
Representative Mull is “To abol
ish a district highway commission
in Cleveland county.”
One Couple Secures
Marriage License
Only ono couple has secured
marriage license here this month.
The couple securing the lone li
cense was Olden Davis and Bertha
Dixon, both of Cleveland county.
In The Old Days
About 'Shelby—
Who remembers when the
Shelby postoffice box was
in the wooden building where
Newton and Newton, attor
neys, now have offices?
Read the "Around Our
Town” colyum today for some
old Shelby history, including
Pink Connor’s cafe and the
old Blanton Opera House.
Grocery Store
Gutted By Fire
Piedmont Grocery And Johnson’s
Market In Bad Blase Wed
nesday Night.
A fire, which resulted in a dam
age of about $10,000 late Wednes
day night gutted the interior of the
Piedmont grocery store and the
Home ProvlslSh company in the
Paul Webb building on North La
Fayette street.
The blase was first noted about
11 o’clock and due to the fact that
a heavy March wind was blowing
the entire business section of Shel
by seemed threatened for a time,
or -until firemen, fighting for an
hour or.more, cojifined the blaze to
the interior of one building.
The origin of the blaze. It is
thought, was in a short circuit in
the market room of the Home
Provision company in the rear, and
for a time the fire burned in that
section of the building and base
ment before spreading generally to
damage the grocery and market
stocks with heat and smoke.
Two men passing in an automo
bile noticed the smoke seeping out
of the building and notified the
fire department shortly after 11
o clock, the firmen, as a matter of
precaution, remaining on the
scene for several hours after mid
night.
Division Of Damage.
Mr. Roland Elam, owner and
proprietor of the grocery, estimates
that his stock is damaged to the
extent of a little over $5,000 with
$2,500 insurance. Mr. Ernest John
son. the market proprietor, esti
mates that his fixture and stock
damage will total $4,500 with only
$1,500 insurance. The owner of the
building, Mr. Paul Webb, figures his
damage to be about $1,200 or $1,500
covered pretty well with insurance.
Both Mr. Elam and Mr. Johnson
state that they will open again for
business just as soon as possible,
and likclv in the same building. Re
pairs on the building are only
awaiting final adjustments by the
insurance companies.
Hoover Calls Term
About Farm Relief
Washington, March 7.—An extra
session of the 71st congress for
April 15 was called today by Pres
ident Hoover.
Specifically the call proposed
legislation for agricultural relief
and for “limited changes of the
tariff.”
The proclamation says that these
matters cannot in justice "to farmer,
or labor and our manufacturer be
postponed.”
Will Let Contract
For School Building
At the meeting of the Cleveland
county board of education this
month it was decided that the
contract for the new school build
ing for the Park-Gray district
south of Kings Mountain would be
let on the first Monday in April.
This district recently passed a spe
cial tax election. The new building
will contain seven class rooms and
£1 auditorium.
Heart Fails
ilaley Kiske, president oi the
Metropolitan Life Insurance
Co., one of America’s promi
nent insurance men, was
stricken with a heart attack in
front of his home and died
before medical aid could reach
bis side. Apparently of robust
health, the death of Mr. Fiske
came as a surprise and shock
to his friends and associates,
(lnurnatlocal N*w«r«el>
Suic.de Pact Not
A Defense In King
Case, Lawyer Says
Lawyers Discount Theory That
Nerve Failed #n Pact. Defense
Not Talking.
Rafe King, Sharon, S C., and
Shelby man, now under bond in
connection with the death of his
wife, pretty scnool teacher, for
merly of Cleveland county, has a
plan of defense other than the
theory that he was a party to a
suicide pact and lost his nerve
when his wife had made the first
step according to a dispatch com
ing out of Charlotte.
This was disclosed at Kings
Mountain in an interview newspa
permen secured with Clyde R. Hoey
of Shelby, noted criminal lawyer
and member of the defense coun
sel. 'Mr. Hoey said, in answer to a
question asked him. by newspaper
men, that counsel for defense had
not considered this theory in
studying any plan of procedure."
Mr. Hoey was reticent in dis
cussing any phase of King s plan
of defense. It was indicated that
the possibility of the defense mov
ing for a change of venue, as men
tioned in news articles from Sha
ron, was still guiding Mr. Hoey and
his associates in their statements
to the press. In that article it was
stated that defense attorneys re
frained from discussing the case
because they wished at the time of
making the motion for a change
of venue to point out that adverse
! public opinion may have been
i formed by the publication of dis
closures of state officials, whereas
Kings’ side of the case had not been
the subject of any of those dis
patches.
| Credence was given tms oy mi,
Hoey’s statement here when he
said: "We have decided that it is
best tor Mr. King's interest to re
| train from discussing for publica
tion, at this time, his side of the
1 case. We have carefully followed
this decision since he was arrested.'
Take Three Insane
People To Hospitals
Three insane citizens of Cleve
land county were placed in state
I hospitals this week. Two of three
were white, one a man and the
| other a woman, and they were tak
■ en to Morganton today. Earlier in
' the week Deputy Bob Kendrick
‘ took an insane colored woman to
Goldsboro.
Messers J. W. Hartgrove and Chas.
M. Carson spent Tuesday in
Lincolnton.
Miss Ruth Walker spent Sunday
with Miss Feme Mnlgan,
Merchants Meet To
Talk Of Light Rates
Business Men Of Town To SU((
(lathering To Discuss City
Tight Rates.
A meeting of the merchants of
Shelby U slated to be held here
Tuesday morning next at 9:30
o'clock In the court house, to con
sider In all It* ramifications, the
vexed questions of the water and j
light rates of the city.
Those organizing the meeting ‘
and they are representatives of the |
larger stores, have requested The !
Star to ask that every merchant in
the city be present to thresh out
the question of the water, and es
pecially of the light rates, which i
have developed to be what might
be termed, without meaning a pun.
the burning question of the hour
in town.
General Complaint
The meeting grows out of gen
eral complaint over the new water
and light rates, which are consid
ered to be excessive, and a hard
ship on the business fraternity. The
plan is to discuss the issue at the
forthcoming meeting, formulate a
definite proposal from the business
men to the city, and appoint a com
mittec to wait upon the adminis
tration to see what relief can be
effected.
The promoters of the meeting
state that there Is no complaint
against Mr. Dorsey and the admin
istration; they do not blame the
city for what appears to be exces
sive charges. It la the expressed be
lief that the readings are fair and
the rates are fair. But it is believ
ed that the city can offer some re
lief to the burdensome charges
through specially created rates,
t There have been Informal meet
ings of business men to discuss the
question at various times during
the past week or so. Bince the new
rates have come into effect It is said
that the light costs in certain stores
have been doubled.
Harris Home Burns
In Lower Cleveland
Gaffney.—Catching afire during
the high wind Tuesday afternoon,
the home of Z. M. Harris, on Gaff
ney route 2, near Lavornla church
in Cleveland county, worth Caro
lina, was completely destroyed to
gether with practically all of the
family’s household goods. Mr. Har
ris had no Insurance It was stated.
Only the feminine members of
the family were at home at the
time, according to reports. An au
tomobile In a nearby garage was
moved to safety, but none of the
outbuildings caught.
Shelby Boy With
Charlotte Outfit
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According to Charlotte dls-1
patches Messrs. Felix Hayman and
Bud Moore, owners of the Char
lotte Sally league baseball team,
have signed as a catcher a big fel
low by the name of Champion
from this section. Champion has
been playing ball with the U. S.
army team In Panama.
Shelby Quint In
Easy Victory In
State Cage Meet
(Special to The Star.)
Ralrlgli, March 8.—“Casey"
Morris’ Shelby high basketball
quint made a good getaway in
the State college high school
tournament here this morning
by swamping the Jfewbern high
team 32 to S.
As a result of their victory
the Shelby high cagers. led by
Capt. "Milky” Gold, all-south
ern football end, will play the
Rakersvllte quint tonight In
the third round of the tour
ney.
Local Textile Men
Secure A Mill At
Town Red Springs
Charles Mill Company Organised
Here To Operate 7,000 Spin
dle Factory.
A local textile mill firm has been
recently organized here to pur
chase and operate a 7^00-sptndlo
cotton mill, formerly known as the
"Dora,” at Red Springs, this state.
The new firm, of which Mr. Earl
Hamrick, local textile man. Is
prudent, is known as the ‘ Charles
Mill company,” being named for
Mr. Chas. C. Blanton, one of the
stockholders. Other stockholders
Include Messrs. John R. Dover, Jack
Dover, Charles Roberts, John Pox,
and BUly Wells, of New York.
Roberta In Charge.
Mr. Roberts, wno has been con*
nected with the Dover Mills here,
has already gone to Red Springs to
take charge oT the new textile
plant owned by Shelby Interests
and he expects to move his family
there at an early dale. Messrs.
Jack Dover and Arthur Jarrett have
also been spending some time at
Red Springs assisting Mr. Roberts
In getting the mill going under the
new manufacturing firm.
Vickery Buys Out
Partner In Firm
Mr. I tier Sell* Interest In Plumb
ing Establishment To Hls
Partner.
The fact was learned today that
Mr. W. E. Vickery has bought out
hls partner In the plumbing busi
ness, Mr. C. E. Isler, the firm trad
ing as Isler and Vickery, and will
henceforth conduct the enterprise
solo.
Mr. Isler and Vickery have been
operating here for sixteen months,
and have been successful Mr. Vick
ery told The Star he will continue
in the same headquarters as for
merly. It was also learned infor
mally that this morning he closed
a deal whereby he secures the con
tract for the new Pendleton apart
ment building, which Is on the eve
of construction on South LaPay
ette street.
Cannot Be Nullified In N. C.
Marriage Of Girl Under 16
Justice Clarkson Writes Vigorous
Dissenting Opinion Based
On Law. %
Raleigh—In an opinion written
j by Associate Justice George W.
Connor the North Carolina supreme
j court Wednesday held that the
parent of a girl between the ages
of 14 and 16 who is married on a
| fraudulently procured license can
not maintain an action to nullify
| the marriage.
"To my mind if this action can
| not be maintained the useful pur
1 pose of the act of 1923 is practlcal
i ly destroyed,” declares Associate
: Justice Reriot Clarkson in a vigor -
i ous dissenting opinion.
"The general assembly of 1923. to
protect the chastity and purity of
the young, thoughtless female child
from the insinuating arts of the
seducer, raised the age of consent
from 14 to 16, and at the same ses
sion of the general assembly the
above statute was passed to pre
' vent hasty marriage. It is a mat
ter of common knowledge that the
good women had battled before the
| general assembly for long years to
; have the age of coracnt raised from
14 to 16 years.”
The act referred to raised the
marriageable age pf a girl from 14
to 16 years, except with written
consent.
Concerning it Justice Connor
said:
‘ The effect of the amendment to
said statute was to raise the age at
which an unmarried female may
lawfully marry from 14 to 16, but it
is expressly provided therein that
she may marry, although under 16.
or over 14 years of age, provided a
special license as therein required
is procured. It has, however, been
uniformly held that a marriage,
without a license as required by
statute is valid.”
Camden county superior court
was upheld in its dismissal of the
case brought by Mrs. Eugenia M.
Sawyer to have the marriage of
her daughter. Iris, to A. F. Slack,
annulled. The case attracted con
siderable attention at the time, the
mother claiming that her daugh
ter was under 16 years of age.
Evidence purported to show that
Slack and another woman, who
gave her name as Iris Sawyer, ob
tained the license fraudulently.
Slack then married the young girl.
i
Man Is Burned
When Tank On
Engine Bursts
Mill llnu-r And Machinery
Burned In Blair Which Fol
lowrd KsploMoo,
W. T. Powell, of Union, is in the
Shelby hospital in a serious condi
tion as a lfsult of burns lie receiv
ed yesterday afternoon when the
kerosene, or gas tank on the en
gine which drives his com mill,
exploded.
The engine was running when it
caught fire. Mr. Powell hurried to
cut it off when the fuel tank ex
ploded in his face, badly burning
his face and hands and catching
his clothing on fire. He hurried to
the Mauney store nearby where his
clothing was stripped off and lie
was brought In a car to the Shelby
hospital for treatment.
The mill house and machinery
were completely destroyed by the
fire causing a loss of about $4,000,
Mr. Powell estimates. In addition
to the machine and building. 200
bushels of corn, 100 bushels of cot
ton seed and 40 bushels of wheat
were lost.
Mr. Powell is a man oi a years
and was owner and operator of the
mill. In the building at the time of
the explosion were two other men,
! but they were unhurt. The engine
was a type which runs either on
kerosene or gas or starts with gas
and shifts to kerosene, so It Is
not known which type of fuel caus
ed the explosion.
Standard Oil May
Hold Session Here
Bert Byers, District Salesman. Has
Invited Next Convention To
Meet Here.
Mr. B. B. Byers, of the Standard
Oil forces, making headquarter?, in
Shelby—and one of the town's bent
known boosters—got home yester
day from a standard Oil conven
tion in Asheville and announced he
had invited the organisation (the
sales forces of the two Carolina*! to
Shelby for the next year's gather
ing, and he believes they will
come.
The local booster was able to
1 impress upon the convention the
desirability of Shelby because oi
the new hotel accommodations.
And he says he believes he landed
the contract.
It was a three day convention,
during which many interesting
j subjects appertaining to the world
I of transportation were discussed.
! K. E. Ellis, of New York, made an
address, Mr. tSyers said, iai which
; he predicted that within ten years
! in this country, airplanes will be as
i common in the air as automobiles
now are on terra firma.
Hold Jolley Under
A Heavy Bond For
Shooting Of Two
One Colored Boy Shot Not Improv
ing Rapidly. Bond
Of $3,000.
Dick Jolley, colored youth, who
shot two other neg~o boys about
; noon Wednesday near the colored
1 school here, remains in the eoun
| ty Jail in default of the $3,000 bond
set by Judge Horace Kennedy.
It was expected that the prelim
inary hearing could be held yes
terday or today, but after leaving
the hospital the youngest of the
two boys shot, Alvin Hoskins, fail
ed to show improvement and as yet
is unable to come to court. There
is some fear that blood poisoning
may develop in the bullet wound in
the leg. it is said.
The Hoskins boy -was hit by a
stray bullet when Jolley was shoot
i ing at Leo Abrams, who was
I struck with one bullet.
Sh*^hy Highs Off
yor State Tourney
Play Newbern Team At State Col
lege Today. Ten Players On
Trip.
The Shelby high cagers, Cleve
land county champion::, left yes
; terday for Raleigh where they will
J compete in the State college tour
nament. Thfelr first game in the
tourney is scheduled for 11:15 to
| day with Newbern.
Making the trip with the 10
players were the coaches and Ralph
Gardner, the team manager.
Master Nix Jenkins spent Sun
i day with Master Vegne Petty.
Bill Similar To
First Except On
Mayor’s Salary
[City Officials Forward Charter
Change To Raleigh To Son
plant Hamrick BUI.
The mayor and aldermen of
Shelby, who protested the bUl now
in Raleigh to make several changes
in the city charter, today outlined
a charter change bill of their own
and forwarded it to Representative
Odus M. Mull at Raleigh.
The changes in the charter as
outlined in the new bill are very
near the same changes as outlined
in the first bill sent to Raleigh as
outlined by T. W. Hamrick, former
alderman, with the exception of the
salary limitations of the mayor and
city manager, or the may or-mana
ger.
Salary Figure*.
The Ull fathered by the city
board, which held a special meet*
nig last night and again today to
discuss the proposition, contains a
paragraph saying that the salary
of the mayor, if he does not give
full time to the office, be limited to
$50 per month, but If he decides to
give full time as mayor and man*
ager that his salary not exceed
$250 per month. In case the mayor
' does not serve as full time raana*
i ger the bill suggest* that the
charter be so changed that the city
board have the authority to em*
ploy a city manager at a salary not
to exceed $250 per month, which
would be $50 less per month for
mayor and manager than suggest
l ed in the first bill with the view of
amending the charter.
Their Letter.
The city officials explain their
charter proposals in the followin':
letter to The Star:
| To Editor of The Cleveland star.
The board of aldermen of the
i town ofSheJby ar$ today forward
ing to Rcpreientattv* Mull the
following suggested changes in the
! town charter: and if these changes
do not meet with, the approval of
i the people of Slielby, it hr hoped
! that they win notify Mr Mull of
their withes so that any changes
which are actually made may be
satisfactory to tho majority of our
citizens.
The aldermen are of tile opinion
that any changes in the town char
ter should be discussed thoroughly
in « public meeting where any cit
izen would have the right to ex
1 press his opinion on any suggested
changes: and they further wish the
! public to distinctly understand
that they do not desire to assume
the authority of dictating what
changes, If any, should be made
therein. However, since this matter
has gone as far as U has, and since
there is not time In which to thor
oughly consult the people at large
as to their wishes, the following is
being mailed to Mr. Mull with the
opinion that ttyi changes herein In
1 dicated are an Improvement over
the proposed changes published in
1 The Star a few days ago.
The aldermen are satisfied wim
the present charter, except they
i feel that the word “town" should
1 be changed to read “city” wherever
It appears therein. However, if any
changes are to be made, they pre
fer that they be as follows:
1. —Change corporate name of
the municipality from ' "town of
Shelby' ’to “city of Shelby," amend
ing section 1, et seq.
2. —Change day of week designat
ed for election of mayor and aider
men from “first Monday in May"
to “first Tuesday in May ”, amend
ing section 6.
3. —Amend section 12 so as to re
quire that candidates lor mayor
and aldermen shall reqqhr# » ma
jority of all votes cast before they
can be declared and duly elected
officials of the city; and in the
event that any one of them does
not receive a majority of the votes
cast at the regular election on the
first Tuesday in May, then the two
candidates receiving the highes’
I number of votes, respectively, shall
enter a second election to be held
on the second Tuesday in May;
and the candidate receiving the
1 majority of the votes shall then be
declared duly elected.
4—The mayor and board of al
dermen, thirty days before their
term of office expires, shall elect e
member of their board to be known
'as "alderman at large and mayor
I pro tem,” who shall serve for the
■ next succeeding term of two years.
I Said member, as alderman at large,
shall have power to vote in any
meeting of the board of aldermen
in the event that any regular
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