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VOL. XXXV, No. 46
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The Markets.
Cotton, spot .... 20c
Cotton Seed, per bu. ..55';c
1 rust Tonight?
Today's North Carolina Weather
Ueport: Fair tonight, possible light
frost in west and central portions.
Thursday generally fair and slight
ly warmer.
Babe Marries Today.
New York, April 16.—Abandoning
bis original plans for a seeret wed
ding, Babe Ruth announced today
through his business manager,
Christy Walsh that he w ill be mar
ried tomorrow morning at 6:30
o'clock In St. Gregory's church to
Mrs. Claire Hodgson.
Mrs. Hodgson, an actress, is a
native of Jefferson, Georgia, and
her name has been coupled with
Ruth's for several years. Ruth's wife
was burned to death some months
back, they having been separated
several years.
Trial Delayed.
The trial of Jake Vanderburg.
Gaston county farm youth, charg
ed with murdering five members of
hi* family and burning the home,
will not come up in Gaston court
before Wednesday of next week if it
comes up at all at the present term
Union Head In
Tribute To Gov.
Gardner’s Move
Thomas F. McMahan Praises Exec
utive For Recognizing
State I-abor.
Raleigh,—“We only wanted to
pay our respects to a real governor
who was given recognition to the
American Federation of Labor by
naming the president of the, state
federation an the North Carolina
industrial commission,’’ said
Thomas F. McMahan, president of
the United Textile Workers of
America, in his greeting to Gov
ernor O. Max Gardner this week.
“They paid their respects and
made no requests or demands of
me,” said Governor Gardner after
the meeting.” We had a nice little
chat and I liked them,” he added.
“I do not expect to go into any
community in which the workers are
flirting with the communist organi
zation." Mr. McMahan said before
his conference with Governor Gard
ner. “If the workers are interested
in that organization, wo will fold
our tents and steal quietly away,”
said Mr. McMahan, whose state
ment was in reply to question of
whether or not he had been or In
tended to go to Gastonia in con
nection with the strike at the Man
ville-Jcnckes mills.
Shuns Gastonia.
"I have not and do not intend to
go near Gastonia,” he said, inti
mating that after the conference
with Governor Gardner, he plan
ned to go further south before re
turning to New York. Mr. McMahan
was accompanied by T. A. Wilson
of Winston-Salem, president of the
North Carolina Federation of La
Judging from Mr. McMahan’s
conversation; his hope is that the
employers will invite the United
Textile Workers, affiliated with the
American Federation of Labor, into
their organizations, or at least per
mit them to enter them, to organize
workers, and thus avoid the com
munist movement which is said to
be present among the Gastonia
strikers. Evidently, he holds out
to employers of labor a midway
ground compromise, which he be
lieves will serve their purpose.
Low Pay.
The textile head said that even
with the houses, heat, light and
community houses, schools, church
es and such other provisions made
by the southern textile manufac
turers, the wages paid the work
ers is too low and the hours of work
too long, as compared with those
of workers elsewhere. He remind
ed his hearers that the ultimate
goal of the United Textile Workers
is a 48-hour week.
Gardner Garment
Firm Gets Charter
Incorporation Papers Filed. Patter
son Springs Electric
Among the certificates of incor
poration granted North Carolina
firms yesterday was the charter for
Shelby’s newest industry. Gardner
Garments, Incorporated. To man
ufacture, buy, sell and otherwise
deal In garments and other cloth
ing. Authorized capital stock $100,
000, subscribed stock $7,000, By O.
Max Gardner, of Raleigh. Charles
C. Blanton, O. M Mull, of Shelby,
and others.
On Monday a charter was given
the Patterson Springs Mutual Elec
tric company to build, construct and
otherwise an electrical transmission
line. Authorized capital stock $50,
000.00 subscribed stock $2,500.
00. By J. B. Lowery, M R. Rig
gers and Geo. B. Patterson, of Pat
terson Springs.
Cleveland Has
Less Debt Than
Average County
County Debts Is Only 1.1 Perrcnl
Of Assessed Wealth. Just K
Counties Better Off.
Only nine North Carolina coun
ities, all wealthy counties, have
I smaller county debts in porportlon
j to assessed valuation than Clcve
! land county, according to statistics
furnished by the University News
The total county, township and
district debt of Cleveland county ts
only 4.1 per cent of the assessed
wealth over the county, or nearly
three per cent less than the In
debtedness of the average county
in North Carolina.
Actual Figures.
The county-wide debt of Cleve
land county is given as $447,250.
while the district and township iii
debteness is listed at $1,091,554.
These two sums totalled is exactly
4.1 per cent of 'he county wealth
I as placed upon the tax books The
average for the state is 7 per cent.
Gaston is the only neighboring
county with as small a percentage
of debt as this county, the two
counties being tied for tenth place
in the state.
Tlie Catawba debt is 5,8 per rent
of the valuation, the Burke debt 6
per cent of the total valuation, the
I Lincoln debt 7.9 per cent of the
! county valuation, and the Ruther
! ford debt 9.9 per cent of the valu
ation. The municipal debt aver
age for tiie state is 12.4 per cent
| of the assessed valuation,
i The city and town indebtedness
I of Cleveland county is listed as $1,
i G68. 192, or 9.5 per cent of the as
sessed valuation of city and town
property in. the county.
Concerning the indebtedness of
the various counties, the University
News Letter says:
County debt alone is equivalent to
5.45 per cent of the total assessed
valuation of the 100 counties, and
the debt of townships and special
taxing districts represents an ad
ditional 1.55 per cent of the total
valuation. Of course the latter is
not an obligation of all the prop
jerty in a county. Some areas have
no local debt, others considerable;
the average is 1.55 per cent of the
valuation. Thus the aggregate In
debtedness of the counties of the
state and their subdivisions (ex
clusive of incorporated towns) is
207 million dollars, or 7.0 per cent
of the taxable wealth. The per
centage range from 2.7 in Forsyth
to 24 8 in Carteret. Altogether there
are 31 counties where the figure is
in excess of 10 per cent.
Veteran Passes
At Double Shoals
John W. Eskridge, Age 88, And
Confederate Veteran Is Bur
ied On Monday.
[ Mr. John W. Eskridge. 88 years,
ten months and 24 days, died Sun
day morning at 5 o'clock at his
home at Double Shoals and was
buried Monday afternoon, the fu
neral services being conducted by
Rev. John W. Suttle, his pastor,
amid a large croud of sorrowing
friends and a beautiful floral tri
Mr. Eskridge was a native of the
county and at the begtning of the
Civil war volunteered in company
C, 155th N. C. regiment. After two
years service he was captured and
remained a prisoner until the close
of the war. He was first married to
Miss Elizabeth Copeland in 1860.
She died in 1902 and in 1905 Mr.
Eskridge was married to Miss Ella
Green who survives with four chil
dren. Sam Eskridge, Mrs. Alex
Toney, Mrs. Lige Bowen of this
county, Mrs. Spurgeon Jackson, of
Rutherford county, 47 grandchil
dren and 56 great grandchildren.
Mr. Eskridge went to Double
Shoals with Mr. Elias Morgan and
they were devoted friends. Deceas
ed was one of the charter members
of the Double Shoals church, hav
ing moved his membership from
Pleasant Grove. He was a faithful
member and regular attendance and
a mostly highly esteemed citizen in
his community.
Shelby Debaters To
Chapel Hill Contest
Four Shelby high school girls,
composing two debating teams,
leave Shelby today for Chapel Hill
where tomorrow night they will
represent the school in the annual
state-wide triangular debate. the
two teams winning both sides of
the preliminary debate with Lir*
colnton and Gastonia. The debat
ers are: Mae Ellen McBrayer, Alice
Sanders. Edith Reid Rainseur and
Mildred McKinney.
Are Bootleggers
Here “Squealing”
On Each Other
Tips Being Given Pol Ire Officers In
Majority Of Recent
I* _
Is there a bootleg war on in
] Shelby, or are certain citizens
keeping under rover in aiding
the city police force to put a
crimp in the booie racket?
One of the two things must
be happening. Nearly every
successful raid staged by offi
cers here in recent weeks, and
the raids have been numerous,
were preceded, information has
it by anonymous tips to officers,
[ and those behind the tips seem
| to know what they are talking
An example of the reliability
of the secrets a “little bird has
been telling “Police Chief Mc
Bride Poston was the raid last
week in a Shelby home which
has often been raided hereto
fore without results, but this
time the officers found what
they were looking for. The
mysterious tip—mysterious as
far a.s the general public is con
cerned. for Chief Poston may
be a bit of a detective as well
as an enforcement ofllcer—In
formed the bluecoats that it
might pay them to look undrr
a certain rug in a certain room.
The officers looked and they
found a trapdoor and the trap
door led to the bootleg.
The raids of recent weeks have
curbed activities In three boot
legging factions, it is said, and
it may be, or so some think,
there is a bit of squealing going
on due to rivalry in the hooeh
Cockelbur Leads
To Fatal Shooting
; Tcnenssecan Declares Bur He
Placed In Man's Car Found
Late In Wife’s Clothing.
Nashville, Tcnn., April 17— A
cocklebur placed in the car of Ed
win Woods, 38, and alleged to have
been found in the clothing of Mrs.
Beaulah Overton, 25, led to the
fatal shooting of Woods Sunday by
Tom Overton, 29, the woman's hus
band, and Wood's former employe.
Woods, filling station operator,
was shot five times while fleeing
from his place of business. He died
en route to a hospital. Mrs. Over
ton denied any relationship with
the slain man. charging that her
husband had an affair with another
woman, "who broke up our home."
Overton, suspecting his wife,
claimed to have placed the cockle
bur marked with a red string in his
former employer’s car Saturday
night and to have found it in his
wife’s apparel Sunday morning.
He went to Wood's place of busi
ness and commenced shooting. The
man ran into the house of a neigh
bor, Mrs. Ida Zink. Overton con
tinued firing at Woods, despite the
entreaties of the woman, until his
victim fell to the floor.
Overton then surrendered him
self at the Davidson county jail.
Shelby Kiwanians
Gather In Lincoln
There will be no meeting of the
Shelby Kiwanis club here this
week, it is announced by Attorney
Chas. A. Burrus, club secretary, as
the local club and the Gastonia
club will meet with the Lincolnton
club in Lincolnton Friday night for
a joint session.
Mr W. D. Babington spent Mon
day in Forest City.
I Reinhardt May
Enter Race For
Mayor, Report
| South Shelby Merchant To Toss
Hat In, Friends Sav, Ream
| Before the end of the week Shel
by may Have four candidates for
j mayor, the fourth entrant being
j Charles H. Reinhardt, South Shel
by merchant, according to state
ments made today by Kern hard"
Although no: official anounce
ment has been made as yet by Mr.
Reinhardt, friends of his declared
today that his entrance into the
mayoralty contest was practically
The prospective candidate is one
of the best known merchants in
Shelby and has quite a following
Meantime the political pot re
fuses to boll although the election
ts just a few weeks off. ff the three
announced candidates Mayor W. N. j
Dorsey. Enos L. Beam and Sitn A
McMurry are getting tn active work
it is on the quiet as no public bids
for votes have been made since the
trio anounced. In connection with
the race, however. Mr. Beam In
formed The Star today tHat "I am
In the race to the finish and the
report that I may pull out soon is
without foundation.'’
John Schenck And
Ledford Announce
For Board Again
Two Member* Of Present Board In
Race Again. Hamrick Likely I
To Run.
Two members of the present eiry
board, John F. Schenck, jr,, and J.
F. Ledford, will be candidates for
the board again, they informed The
Star today.
Alger V. Hamrick, a third mem
ber of the present board, is expect
ed to be a candidate again but has j
not definitely said so as yet, while I
Rochel F. Hendrick, the fourth i
member, has made the definite an- j
nounccment that he will not run
again. Mr. Schenck Js alderman in j
ward three. Mr. tedford in ward j
one. and Mr. Hamrick in ward (
four, while Mr. Hendrick repres
ents ward two.
Other announced candidates for
the board are P. M. Washburn in
ward one and Ab Jackson in ward j
Shelby Wins From
Boiling Springs
Playing on the college diamond
yesterday Casey Morris' Shelby
highs turned in their second vic
tory of the season over the Boiling
Springs collegians by a score of 8
to 5. The collegians secured eight i
hits off Queen's dellverey while
Morris’ boys were getting only six
off Huggins but their hits were
bunched. Milky Gold was the only
Shelby player to secure two safeties.!
Coble, McIntyre and Champion ‘
secured two hits each for Boiling |
Springs and Clcve Cline slapped out I
a triple. Capt. Lee hit a double for
Shelby in the sixth frame.
Masonic Meeting.
Cleveland lodge 202 A F fc A
M. will meet in called communica- j
tion Friday night 7;30 for work in
the third degree.
Dance At Springs.
Cecil Carbonell and his orchestra
will play for a script dance at j
Cleveland Springs hotel, Friday |
evening. April 19. Chaperones will i
be in attendance.
M< reliant* and business
firms who are members of the
Shelby Retail Merchants as
sociation, sponsoring Dollar
Days, April 25 and 26. will
please furnish copy for ad
vertising on the “Dollar Day
Special" edition of The Star
The Star's Dollar Day spe
cial will be run on Monday
next. April 22, a.n! will hare
a circulation of 10.000 copies
5.000 to Mibserfbers and 5,
000 distributed by motor
through the country and
nearby towns within a radius
of twenty miles. Two motor
cades of merchants will leave
Shelby Tuesday morning, go
ing m different, directions to
distribute The Star's special.
The cars will carry two sec
tions of the high school band
and bear banners advertis
ing dollar days. April 25 and
26. '
Phone The Star at 11 or
4-J and we will call for ad
vertising copy Thursday, as
sist In preparing copy If you
desire and furnish special
dollar day cuts without
Musicians Off
For State-Wide
Contests Today
Shelby High Soloists Leave For
Greensboro. Other Groups
Off Tomorrow.
Shelby high musicians, winners
in the recent district music contests
at Gastonia, are leaving Shelby to
day and tomorrow for Greensboro,
where they will participate tn the
state-wide contests.
All contests for soloists will be
held in Greensboro tomorrow and
John Best, jr., trumpet soloist;
Pegratn Holland, clarinet soloist;
and Ed Smith, trombone soloist,
along with others are leaving to
day so that they may be In Greens
boro for their contests tomorrow.
On Thursday the remainder of
the near 100 young musicians, form
ing the Shelby organizations, will
leave to participate in the glee club. I
orchestra and band concerts.
May Get Cup.
The ability of young John Best
with his trumpet will decide wheth
er or not Shelby w ill get one of the
state cups permanently. Last year
John Lincberger. representing the
local school, took first honors in
the trumpet contest and If Best re
peats this year the cup will come
;o Shelby to stay as according to
;he regulations two consecutive wins
give the cup permanently to the
winning school.
The entire Shelby musical organ
nation made a fine record in the
Greensboro contests last year and
with marked improvement this year
;hrough the efficient training of
Prof. W. T. Sinclair the local or
ganizations are expected to rank
among the leaders in the meet.
Prominent Editor
Visits In County
Dr. T. K Wolf, editor of The
Southern Planter, was a visitor in
Shelby and Cleveland county to
lay. Dr. Wolf Is touring this sec
ion to secure data for an article tn
lis farm periodical upon the agri
cultural progress hereabouts. Among
the information he secured from
Mrs. Irma Wallace, demonstration
agent, and others was considerable
lata upon the life of Governor
Gardner and his connection with
:he agricultural advance of the
Two Big Sport Events On Here This Week,
Highs Play Charlotte—Roper-Roberts Bout
Big Baseball Game Of Year On
Friday. Fine Boxing Program
Saturday Night.
Two of the biggest sport events
of the Spring season in Shelby are
on tap this week. The first comes
Thursday afternoon when the
Charlotte high baseball outfit, rivals
of Shelby for many years, come
here for a return clash, then on
Saturday night at the Thompson
building Baxter Roper and “Turrl
ble Terry” Roberts will meet each
other in the headline bout, of a big
boxing arid wrestling program stag
ed by the local post of the Amerl- j
can Legion.
As far as local fans are concern- j
ed a victory for Casey Morris' boys j
tomorrow over the Queen City j
baseball team would be almost as '
pleasing as another state baseball
title for Shelby. In a game between
the two teams at Charlotte early
in the season rain ended the con
test in the third frame with Char
lotte leading. Since that time, how
ever, Gastonia gave Charlotte a
drubbing and Morris' bovs did the
same trick for the Gaston lads. But
the Charlotte coach has a young
portside hurler^'Lcfty'’ Woods, who
has always had Shelby's number
and the outcome Friday is a toss- ;
up for the dopesters. Coach Morris;
may send cither 'Lefty'' Moore or
Hamrick, the speed-ball right
hander, against the visitors, and if j
Woods hurls for Charlotte the1
Shelby chances will depend to a
great extent on the hitting of the 1
young right-hand hitters such as!
Farris. Hulick. Hippy, and Poston,!
for Bridges, Gold, Harrelson and1
Lee. all left-hand sluggers , have
shown very little hitting prowess
against portsiders this year.
Good Boxing.
As to the boxing program, the
Robert-Hoper affair will be a grudge
fight both with the fighters and
with fans. The two boxers are about
evenly matched and in a former ap
pearance here Roper won the de
cision by a hair. Many fans were
of the opinion that the decision
could have gone to Roberts or been
railed a draw. Saturday night the
followers of the fistic game art
hoping for a decisive outcome and
both fights say they will present
such In the form of a kayo
Other portions of the card will
see such local favorites as Joe
Singleton. Babe Carr. Kid Free
man, and Ernest Harris in action,
not to mention the youngsters.
Spangler and McSwain
] Kings Mountain
Bank Awaiting
Audit In Crash
Many Rumor* \ float Regarding
More To Avoid I o*sf*
To Depositor*.
[ Gastonia. April 17. ThOu:.'h nu
I mcrous unconfirmed rumors are
learned regarding the disposition
of the Commercial Bank and Trust
company which was closed a week
ago last Friday by resolution t t
the board of directors and turned
over to the state corporation com
At the time of the failure it was
stated that It was probable that
all depositors would eventually be
paid TOO cents on the dollar and
that efforts were being made to
reorganize the Institution
Checking Assets.
According to local banker*, who
arc perhaps as well posted on the
subject as any persons, tt will prob
ably be 30 days before the state
bank examiner, now in charge, can
complete his checking of the banks
assets and books Until that is
done, it is stated, it is altogether
unlikely that anything in the way
of a step towards reorganization
can be taken.
During the past, lew days there
have been several rumors to the
effect that this or that well known
bank or chain of banks In the state
was considering taking tlie institu
tion over and reorganizing it but
this Is apparently talk without vis
ible foundation.
Many Loser*.
Due to the fact that this bank
had branches in Kings Mountain,
Cherryvllle, Mount Holly and Un
colnton, its failure was very keenly
felt over a wide territory. A great
many people lost their savings and
business in this territory has un
questionably suffered to some ex
tent because of it. It's capital stock
was $500,000 nnd its deposits ap
proximately two and half mil
Planning Veterans
Trip to Re-Union
Committee Meets To Arrange To
Send Confederate Soldlrrs And
Wives To Charlotte.
At a meeting of representatives
or various clubs of Shelby held in
The Star building yesterday morn
ing, plans were made for sending
the Confederate veterans, their
wives and widows to Charlotte for
the reunion of Confederate veter
ans to be held in the Queen City
June * to 7 inclusive. Attending
this meeting were: Mis. F. R
Morgan, Mrs. Fred Wagner, Mrs.
Graham Dellinger, Messrs. Paul
Webb, David Honeycutt, John Toms
and Lee B. Weathers. Funds will be
made available to transport the
veterans, their wives and widows to
the Southern Confederacy reunion,
and every effort will be made both
before their leaving and upon their
arrival In Charlotte to make their
stay as pleasant as possible.
Transportation will be furnished
from Shelby to Charlotte and re
turn on the Intef-Carolinas Bus
company lines and it is hoped that
as many as can attend will go.
leaving here on one of the early
morning scheduled buses around 7
or 9 o'clock. The Confederates will
be given a return ticket so they
can leave Charlotte any day and at
two-hour Intervals, so they can
return to Shelby without charge
In Charlotte, cars will be fur
nished by a committee to meet the
soldiers as they arrive and trans
port them to any part ol the city
they wish to go without charge.
Meals and lodging places will bo
furnished the veterans and ears
will deliver them at any time to the
Charlotte bus station for their re
turn to Shelby.
Rackley To Coach
At Boiling Springs
Goldsboro. April 1*.—Blainey
Raeklev, son of S. R. Rackley,
of this city, has been elected
coach of athletics and director
of physical education at Boil
ing Springs junior college, near
Shelby, and has acecpted. it was
learned here today.
Mr. Rackley, a native Golds
boro boy, was educated in the
Goldsboro high school and was
graduated from Wake Forest
college. While at Wake Forest
he was captain and quarter
back of the football Irani and
took a prominent part in col
lege athletics. For the past
three years hr has been athle
tic coach in the Grace Street
high school In Asheville. For
four successive years lie was
chosen all stale quarterback.
Attorneys Fight To
j Move King Hearing
Out Of York County
King s Lawyers Contend In Court Today
I hat Public Opinion Is Inflamed Against
Shelby Man There. Lawyers Argue
Change In Venue This Afternoon. Judge
Orders King Brought To Court Room
r rom Chester Jail.
my niM sr jackson.i
Court House. York. S C , April 17.
Hearing on the motion for n
change of venue In the King case
began at 11.17 a m this morning,
with the arrival of Kafe King hlm
l-.self from the Chester county jail. A
! delay ot an hour had occurred be
cause of his absence King's pres
ence had been waived by the de
fence. at the suggestion of the
state, but Judge Johnson thought
the defendant should attend the
King Is (aim.
1 Entering by one of the doors that
caused him to face the packed court
room. King walked with a steady
step to a chair at .his counsel table.
He showed no sign of nervousness
or excitement.
The hearing then began Mr. Me
Dow. chief attorney for King, read
to the court the petition for a
change of venue, eoncludlng the
reading at 11:40 a. m. sensational
newspaper publicity and the state
ments and activities of Sheriff F.
E. Quinn and other officers, were
given as tlie principal reasons for
, ttie alleged inflamed state of public
opinion in York county toward
; King.
j The state's return to this- peti
I tion was read by J. A Marion, who
is associated with the prosecution.
|ln it emphatic denial was made
| that newspaper stories had the pur
: pose or effect of creating prejudice
! ngalnst King or that county offi
cers had sought to mould public
sentiment in the case.
The reading of affidavits then
began, first by the prosecution and
then by the defense. The defense
submiited 71 affidavits and the
state 170 Diametricaly opposite
opinions were expressed in the two
classes of affidavits as to the state
of public opinion in York county to
ff ard King.
Mr. McDow. then produced a
scrap book of the newspaper stories
alleged to be unfair to King and
said he would reserve discussion of
these articles for his argument.
Judge Johnson asked him to read ,
what he considered the most tin- j
fair of the newspapers and he rpad 1
one from the local newspaper. The I
Yorkvllle Enquirer
Court Waits Hour
For Officers To
Make Chester Trip
Judge Johnson Refuses To Listen
To Arguments Of Counsel
With King Absent.
Court llouxr. York, S. April 17.
—Absence of the defendant, Rafe
King, caused a postponement from
10 to 11 o’clock here this morning
in the hearing before Judge J.
Henry Johnson on the motion for
a change of venue, for the trial. !
Court recessed for an hour in order .
that King might be brought here i
from the Chester county Jail, where
he has been imprisoned since his
indictment and arraignment here !
When court convened and Thos. i
F, Me Dow, chief counsel for King, ;
announced that the defense was j
ready for the hearing on the change i
of venue motion, he added that King
himself was not in the court room
He said Solicitor Glenn had asked
if the defense would waive the
presence of King at the hearing and
that this had been agreed to. Mr.
Me Dow expressed the opinion that
the absence of King would not ai
led the legality of the hearing.
Judge Johnson was not satisfied
with the arrangement. “Regardless
of the technical legal point involv
ed, I think the defendant should be
here.'' he said. “I know of no rea
son why he should not be here. He
should hear the affidavits, parti
cularly those against, him.'' The
court then inquired if the attorneys
on either side knew of any reason 1
why King should not be present
They said they did not, that It was
simply a matter of convenience.
Solicitor Glenn then announced
that unless the court gave orders
to the contrary he would have King I
brought here immediately from j
Chester. Judge Johnson made no
comment'but proceeded to look tip;
authorities on the legal potnt In
volved and upon Instructions from
Solicitor Glenn. Sheriff F. E. Quinn
telephoned the Chester county sher
iff to immediately bring King here.
Only a small part of the big crowd
that gathered here today gained
admittance to the court house
Judge Johnson Instructed Sheriff
Quinn not to permit any persons to
stand in the aisles and In the door
ways and (o close all the doors
when the seats were occupied. Hun
dreds ol people stood outside, many
of them obtaining a view of the
proceedings through the glass
doors at one entrance but hearing
nothing. Scores of women were In
the audtrncc. The rural police are
on hand to help handle the crowd
Lawyers Say King
Cannot Get Fair
Hearing In York
Produce Newspapers Stories, Head
lines And Affidavits To
Show Prejudice.
York. S. C.. April 16.—Supported
by 71 affidavits, a copy of the peti
tion to the court for a change of
venue for the trial of Rafe King,
of Sharon, Indicted here yesterday
for the murder of his wife, Faye
Wilson King, was served by his
counsel today on Solicitor J. Lyles
Glenn and associate attorneys for
the state.
The state will waive the legal
four day's notice and file a return
tomorrow morning. This win clear
the way for arguments on the mo
tion for a change of venue, which
will begin at 10 o’clock. King, who
is in the Chester county Jail, svill
be brought here for the hearin?
unless his presence is waived.
Claim Prejudice.
Along with the copy of the pe
tition for a change of venue, a
specimen of the affidavits that will
be used in support of the motion
was submitted. This specimen affi
davit sets forth that in the opinion
of the deponent King cannot ob
tain a fair and impartial trial in
York county because of the over
whelming public sentiment against
him. One of the reasons given in
the affidavit for the alleged hostile
state of public opinion toward Kin-’
is that newspapers of the count:;
and nearby cities have published
sensational rumors about the case
The names are given of the 'll
signers of the affidavits. Of thi
number. 37 are listed as from Roc!.
Hill. 15 from Hickory Grove, 11 from
Port Mill, seven from York and
near York and one from Bethany
The state wil counter at the hear
The state will counter at the heat
tomorrow morning by submitting a
large number of affidavits in which
the dependents affirm that in their
opinion King can obtain a fair .trial
in York county and that they c!
not believe there is any prejudic
or bias against him here.
Cite Reasons.
These affidavits will also star
as one of the reasons for believin'
that King can secure a fair trie’
here that Faye King was practical
ly a stranger in York county and
that Rafe King stands in exact;
the same relationship. Sensation.;
and biased newspaper publication
and the activities and statements oi
Sheriff F. E. Quinn. Rural Police
man John M. Davidson and Chie
of Police J. Frank Faulkner o',
York are among the principal rea
sons given in the petition to ac
count for the alleged inflamed sen
timent in York county against
Attention is also given some state
ments in the newspapers attribut
ed to Solicitor Glenn Headlines
over stories about the King case
nppearing in many of the newspa
pers are reproduced and excerpts
(Continued on page twelve.'
County Couples In
Gaffney Weddings
The following couples from thij
section w^re married in Gaffney
S. C„ last week: William Stamey,
of Lawndale, and Nannie Bell Rip
py. of Shelby; Thurman Mode and
Lizzie Newton. both of Shelby;
David Neill of Cherrvville. and
Jeanette Martin, of Kings Moun

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