VOL. XXXV, No. 55
THE CLEVELAND STAR
SHELBY, N. C. WKDNKSDT. MAY 8. 1920.
Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday
By moll, per year (In advance) |2.W
Carrier, per year (in advance) *3.00
'I he Markets.
Cotton, pe rpound 18c
Cotton Seed, per bu. ....48e
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Increasing cloudiness to
night followed by showers in east
portion Thursday and in west por
tion Ute tonight or Thursday. Con
tinued cool except slightly warmer
in west tonight.
Bobby Is Lawyer.
Robert Tyre Jones. ,ir., better
known to golf fans as Bobby Jones, |
was admitted to the bar in the ]
United States district court at At
lanta yesterday. Bobby will lay
aside his practice to compete in
tournaments this ummer.
$5,000 Bond Permits Him To Re
turn To Parents Home Here
Until July Trial.
Raft King is back at the home of
his parents in Shelby today after
being given bond in the sum oi
$5,000 by Chief Justice R. C. Watts
in a hearing yesterday at Laurens,
Following the hearing yesterday
afternoon he was released from the
Chester, South Carolina, jail where
he has been for three weeks since
being arraigned at the York county
court in connection with the death
of his wife, Faye Wilson King, at
Sharon last January.
A dispatch from York tells of the
hearing at Laurens:
Aa soon as King’s attorneys could
reach Chester after the hearing in
Laurens, a cashier's check for the
bond on a bank in Shelby was post
ed by Thomas F. McDow, with the
Chester county clerk of court, and
with this act and the signing of the
bond by the defendant himself,
King once more became free. The
order granting bond stipulates that
he shall not leave the state except
to go and live with his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. W. Pink King, in Shelby.
The hearing began before chief
Justice Watts at 11:30 o’clock, and
bail was asked on the testimony
given at the coroner's inquest. This
testimony was not read, as the
chief justice said he was familiar
with It. The petition of the defend
ant was read and several affidavits
introduced in which citizens of
Shelby testified to the good char
acter of King.
Tho state vigorously opposed the
granting of bond to King in any
amount, contending that the status
of the case has been materially
changed as the result of evidence
that has come to light since the
coroner's Inquest. Affidavits giving
testimony were read by J. A. Mar
ion, of the state's counsel, from
eight persons. These were Dr. and
Mrs. J. H. Saye, Sheriff F E. Quinn.
J. F. Faulkner. W. A. Faries.R. L.
Plexico, Dr. C. O. Burruss, and Dr.
R. E. Abell.
At the conclusion of the argu
ments, Chief Justice Watts said he
would grant bail and fix the amount
of the bond at $6,000 Counsel for
the defense stated they did not
think King could raise bond in this
sum, and the chief justice then re
duced It to $5,000.
Among the mo6t significant tes
timony given in the affidavits in
troduced by the state was the opin
ion of Dr. R. E. Abell of Chester
that Mrs. Faye Wilson King was
choked to death. Dr. Abell, who is
chief surgeon at a hospital in Ches
ter, did the dissecting at the second
autopsy. This part of his affidavit
Is as follows:
“That in his,opinion Mrs. Faye;
Wilson King came to her death1
fi;om being choked. That the con- j
tuslon of the skin and the subcu- I
taneous fat gave evidence of pres
sure sufficient to cause strangula
tion. That in fact the bruises and
contusion around the throat were
much greater than was necessary
to cause death by strangulation.
“That the deceased also had
bruises on her elbows and knees,
such bruises as would have been
made by the deceased had she been
struggling while on her back and
on her knees on the floor. That the
wound in her head was very serious
and enough to render deceased par
tially unconscious. but was not
enough in his opinion to cause
Another affidavit regarded by
the state as highly important was
that of Dr. J. H. Sayre of Sharon,
in which it was said “that the con
clusion of tlie deponent, after the
second autopsy and from all the
circumstances surrounding the mat
ter, was that the death of Mrs.
King had been caused by choking
and that the bums in her mouth
v and under her tongue were caused
tContinued on page ten..'
Second Election Here Monday For One Alderman
Duke Fund Will Give
$,25,000 To Hospital
Here Upon Condition
If Focal Citizens Raise Equal
Amount Money Will Come
. From Duke Foundation.
A gift of $25,000 by the Duke
foundation to the Shelby Pub
lic hospital was announced last
night by Clyde R. Hoey, chair
man of the board of trustees,
on condition that the sum is
matched by a like amount. The
announcement was made at the
high school auditorium at the
close of the commencement
finals of the School of Nurs
ing of the Shelby hospital when
six graduates received their
diplomas and pins.
The gift from the Duke Foun
dation must be used for building
purposes and for no other cause and
must be matched by a like sum,
making $50,000 available to enlarge
the hospital plant. Mr. Hoey has
been working for a year or two
with the Duke Foundation to get
this contribution and was success
ful in having the Duke Founda
tion make $15,000 of the amount
available at once and the remaining
$10,000 available when the addi
tional unit is completed.
Just how the $25,000 will be rais
ed locally, Mr. Hoey was unable to
say this morning. He stated that he
and the trustees and friends of the
institution had not had a confer
ence to discuss what plans will be
adopted. Officials will get together
right away, however, to work out
some means of raising this money
as it must be available before July
1, otherwise the Duke Foundation
will divert the appropriation to
some other institution.
The hospital is over-run at times
and is inadequate in many ways. A
maternity ward is badly needed,
also a department where contagious
cases can be isolated and sufficient
quarters where medical and oper
ative cases may be separated. The
equipment is adequate in every
way to take care of more patients,
but more room is needed and it is
thought that $50,000 would double
the bed capacity of the institution.
The Duke offer was received with
much favorable comment today by
the friends of the hospital.
Taxes This Week,
By Order Of Board
Amount Less Than That Last Year.
First Publication To Come
All property in Cleveland
county on which 19T8 taxes are
unpaid as yet will be advertised
in The Star Friday of this week
and after four weeks of adver
tising: will be sold at public auc
tion for the unpaid taxes at the
court house on Monday, June
This order was griven Sheriff
Irvin M. Allen Monday by the
county commissioners in regu
lar monthly session, the order
authorizing him to complete the
list and see that first publica
tion is made this week.
Late taxpayers are still com
ing; in and a total of the unpaid
taxes has not been made, but
estimate at the sheriff's office
is that the amount of unpaid
taxes will be slightly less than
the total last year.
At the same meeting the board
authorized the sheriff to use
what legal means he might and
expend every effort to collect
delinquent poll and personal
property taxes during the month
Nurse In Schools
Urged By Newton
In Talk To Nurses
Shelby Attorney Speaker At Finals
For Hospital Graduates Here.
In Iils address at the final exer
cises for the six graduates of the
Shelby hospital at the school audi
torium here last night. Attorney D.
Z. Newton expressed the belief, in
view of the importance of good
health in the development of the
mind, that the public schools facul
ty should include a graduate nurse
for the purpose of giving lectures
to the pupils on hygiene and care
of the body.
A large crowd filled the school
auditorium for the exercises. the
address, and the presentation of
diplomas and pins to the graduates.
Tlie list of graduates follows: Alice
Marie England. Leah Janette Rust.
Charlotte Josephine Beverly. Ruth
Lee. Ophelia Hames, and Edna
In other remarks in his talk Mr.
Newton paid tribute to the medical
and nursing professions, and ex
pressed some very interesting legal
common-sense views of the science
of medicine by saying “In my opin
ion there can be no progress in
mentality or spirit which is not as
sociated with physical advance
ment or improvement.” Another ob
servation was that “insanity Is
brought about by physical condi
tions,” while another statement was
that “an idiot may have a mind
just as good as yours or mine, but
his mind is not properly adjusted
and connected with its own ele
ments and that of the physical.”
These views detailed and explained
were used by the speaker for the
purpose of conveying his belief that
the advancement of the human
race hinges to a very great extent
upon the physical and, therefore,
upon the learning and progress of
the medical and nursing profes
' Hold Meeting
Regional And National Headquar
ters Have Representatives
Here. Good Reports.
Mr. Miller of the national head
quarters of the Boy Scouts of
America declared the meeting last
I night of the Piedmont council of
j ficials held at the Hotel Charles
' to be one of the most representative
: gathering of men interested in scout
j work that he had attended. All work
! seems to be in fine condition and
j glowing reports were made of the
! progress of the work by officials
| from the five counties of Polk,
| Rutherford, Cleveland, Lincoln and
j Gaston comprising the council. The
| work of the executive, Mr. Schiele
of Gastonia is most satisfactory
j with 63 healthy troops and 1200
I members in the council.
The meeting last night was pre
| sided over by Editor J. W. Atkins
of Gastonia and 25 men were here,
j representing practically every town
I where there is a scout troop. Also
j addressing the meeting was Mr.
i Sharpe, of the regional office, who
! discussed extension of scouting in
to Catawba, Caldwell and Iredell
Scout work has been started
among the negro boys in Gastonia
(Continued on page ten.i
Hoover May Visit In Lincoln
Where His Ancestors Resided
A Washington dispatch to Char
lotte Observer Sunday states that
President Hoover wants to visit
North Carolina and he may do so
July 4. and speak to the publishers
at Asheville. But he has a great
desire to visit Randolph and Lin
coln counties, where some of* his
ancestors settled, and resided.
When he visits the state he will
go to Charlotte, them Lincolnton
and on his way back. Randolph.
Representative Jonas and Pritch
4rd accompanied by Dan Hill. post-.
master of Asheville; F. Roger Miller
of Grove Park Inn. F. C. Green,
and Fred Weed, of the Asheville
chamber of commerce, called on
George Akerson, secretary to the
president today, and asked him to
say to Mr, Hoover that he would
be given a warm welcome at the
Asheville meeting of the Southern
Newspaper Publishers’ association.
Mr. Akerson declared that the
president expects to attend that
meeting if congress does not inter
Will Lindy Lose Love Wager?
Col. Lindbergh will probably write a check for $1,500 to Phil
Love, a friend and fellow airman, immediately after his mar
riage to Anne Morrow. When the friends were flying the mail
together a long time ago they made a wager that the first to
marry would pay the other $1,500. It looks as it Love will
! collect on this love '\ager, unless he goes and falls himself.
* 'nttrnttional X*irar««!>
Highs Meet Blackburn In
Big Game Here This Friday
Second Round Of State Title Series
' Gets Going:. Charlotte Playing
The next championship game for
the Shelby highs will be played
here Friday afternoon with Black
burn furnishing the opposition.
This game was arranged at a
meeting of western coaches held
last night at Salisbury and attend-,
ed by Coach Casey Morns.
As this will likely be the last:
home game of the year even I
though Shelby wins a large crowd
of fans nre expected to see the pros
pective champions in action Friday
Today the locals are playing
Gaffney a practice game in Gaff
With a week's rest it Is likely .
that Coach Morris will send "Waco"
Hamrick to the mound against .
Blackburn for his fourth start of I
the title series.
If Shelby wins Friday the highs ■
will play the winner of the Char
lotte-Norwood game next Tuesday
The western champs will meet the
eastern champs in Chapel Hill on
The western schedule lor the re
maining games follows: Winston
Sales vs. Greensboro at Winston
Salem. May 10. Spencer vs. Siler
City, at Spencer, May 10 Charlotte
vs. Norwood at Norwood, May 10.
Shelby vs. Blackburn at Shelby.
The semi-finals of the west will
be played on May 14 or 15 accord
ing to a series of possibilities map
ped out at the meeting.
Three groups decided to play the
final game of the west at Concord
on Saturday, May 18, unless Black
burn wins Us way to the finals
when the game will be played at
Concord Friday, May 17.
Will Add 300 New
Boxes At Postoffiee
Three hundred new boxes are to
be adedd to the equipment of the ■
Shelby postoffice, according to an
announcement today by Postmaster
J. H. Quinn, in which he states that
he has been authorized to acc tpt!
bids for remodelling the lobby of
the office so that the 300 new boxes
may be installed.
Shelby Boys Hit
Heavy In Series
Lee Has Banned Out Six Doubles,
Triple And Two Homers In
The Shelby high school baseball
team, this year making a spirited
fight for the state champion. Is one
of the heaviest hitting high school
teams in the state,
Cline Owens Lee, brilliant short
stop and captain of Morris' fast
outfit, still leads the team in hit
ting for the entire season, although
Frank Harrclson, fustsacker. and
“Milky ’ Gold, third sacker, are
slightly ahead of him in the hit
ting percentage for the three title
games played so far.
In 15 games Lee has gone to bat
56 times, hit safely 25 times and
has scored 24 runs for a season's
batting average of 445. The 24 runs
scored by the Shelby captain is
more than half of all the runs scor
ed by opposing teams In his twen
ty-five hits Lee drove out six two
beggers, a three-bagger and two
home runs and has stolen eight
bases, CK ld in the 15 games has
been at bat 57 times, hit safely 21
times and has scored 14 runs. His
21 hits includes four two-base swats
while he has swiped seven bases off
opposing teams. The total number
of bases. 15. stolen by Lee and Gold
during the season is double the
number of bases stolen by opposing
In the three series games Harrel
son with six hits out of 13 trips up
leads with an average of .460 al
though his season average is below
Lee and Gold. In the series Gold
has banged the ball at a .454 clip
and Lee has averaged .416.
The remarkable hurling of Sher
rill Hamrick, who has pitched ali
three of Shelby’s victories in the
series, is depicted by the figures for
15 games. The tall right-hander has
pitcher] six and one half games in
a Shelby uniform this year and
those games he has struck out 46
opposing hitters, better than seven
per game, while a total oi only 33
hits and 12 runs have been made
off his delivery, less than two runs
and two hits per game—an aver
age that should win ball games as
long as his teammates are driving
over night to 15 runs per game. In
the three title games Hamrick has
struck out 20 batters, given up only
16 icattercd hits and has been scor
ed upon only five times j
Can’t Withdraw ■
Ratr Will Be Betwrrn Washburn
And Ledford. Board Not I real
Shelby voters must of neocs- j
sity (o to the polls again next
Monday to elect an alderman
for Ward Onr due to the change
in the city election law in the ‘
This was the legal opinion
rendered by Attorney B. T.
Falls today in regard to the
contest for alderman in Ward
One between I*. M. Washburn
and J. F. Ledford, present aider
man. the two high candidates
in the election day before yes
o Is Not Optional.
“As the law reads it is not op
tional for either of the high can
didates to withdraw and concede
the office to the other, but it is
mandatory for city election offi
cials to hold another election on
Monday between Messrs. Washburn
and Ledford,” Mr. Falls Informed
Should Mr. Ledford, second high
man, withdraw and leave the of
fice to Mr. Washburn, the opinion
continued, the new city board would
not be recognized as a legal body
by law and bonds and other offi
cial papers signed by the board
made up in that manner would not
"If one of the candidates wants
to withdraw, he cannot, and all
there is to do. and the reading ol
the law is plain, is for another elec
tion to be held,” Judge Falls con
Not By Ledford.
In a statement to The Star Mr.
Ledford asked that it be made plain
that he u not asking for a run
off race because of dissatisfaction
with the first election, and did not
know the new election law required
him to enter a second race until he
was so informed after Monday's
“Neither one of us, Mr. Wash
bum and myself, I don’t think
would care personally to go to the
trouble, expense and loss of time
to have a second election, but ac
cording to the iawr there appears
to be nothing else to do,” Mr. Led
How It Reads.
Prior to the last legislature the
law governing city elections of
Shelby stated that the high man in
each election should be the win
ner. and it was a custom also fre
quently followed for the various
\Continued on page tent
Dorsey Has Not I
Made Plans For ■
Work After 1st'
“Taking The Wishes Of The Pee- j
pie Good-Naturedly,’’ Says.
Sought No Votes.
"I’m somewhat like the little boy j
who was run over by the calf—I
haven’t much to say,” was the state- ,
ment of Mayor W. N. Dorsey to
day when asked if he cared to make ’
any announcement about Monday's !
voting in which Mr. S. A. McMurry j
emerged the victor in a three-cor
nered mayor's race.
The statement was a good-na
tured one and the mayor apparent- ,
ly is unruffled and unangered by!
”1 stated in my platform, just as
X did two years ago, that I would
seek no votes and would spend no
money, leaving it entirely to the
people, and since the people have
expressed themselves, it suits me
and I am taking it good-natured
ly.” he declared.
”As for my part I lived up to that j
announcement. I did not ask for J
a single vote, I did not spend a .
dime, neither did I ask a single city
employee to vote for me or how he
was going to vote. X did not. have |
a single car out hauling voters and j
if any cars were used to carry in ;
votes for me. it was the work of
my friends without being requested
by me to do so, I appreciate the
votes I did receive, and intend to
show that I am a good loser for
those I did not receive.'’
As yet Mayor Dorsey says he lias
not planned just what work he will
take up after June 1. Prior to his
election two years ago he was in the
real cslate business. 1
Goes In As Mayor
In Voting Monday
Not Lined Up \
His City Force
"Itairn't tven Thought It Over," |
II* Says. Much Speculation On
Mayor-elect Sim A McMUrry, on j
Monday elected to tits tirst public
office that of guiding the destiny of
a loan of 11.000 souls for the next
two years, has not as yet decided
upon the workers and employes of
his administration, and may not
have his linc-up definitely slated
until he takes office on Saturday,
"I haient given Hint a thought
as yet," he said Tuesday morning
when asked bv The Star as to the
likelihood of changes or new faces
in the City Hall or in the several
city administrative departments.
"I'll get around to that later," he
concluded without even passing out
a hint as to whether or not there
would be changes, and if so. how
many or how sweeping.
Congratulations tendered him on
the morning following his victory
met with the consistent response
that his friends did the work for
him. And his reply just about ex
pressed the winning factor behind
i the quietest city election Shelby re
calls since Jimmy Love set aside a
plot of ground and made It so that
there would be a Shelby In which to
hold elections. The mayor-elect nev
er announced a platform, nor did
lie outline a single aim or ambition
in announcing for the office, and
on the two days following the elec
tion he is talking no more.
However, there is much talk and
speculation cn the part of the 1.
000 citizens who voted for him, the
712 who voted for his rivals, and the
eight hundred or more registered
citizens who did not vote.
"Will the broom be used at the
City Hall ax it was two years ago?"
"Will Mae Poston remain as police
chief and Ted Gordon as fire chief,
and Fred Culbreth as city clerk?”,
“Will there be a change in the per
sonnel of the police, fire, and street
departments? ’, "Will any of the old
officials of the city, officials who
served prior to the Dorsey admin
istration. go back iij?’’ Those and
many more arc the questions being
tossed about upon the Shelby streets j
today. Fact is. the big interest in I
Shelby elections of recent years
centers about the likelihood of
changes at the City Hall, and that
feature of the election is on "the
mum" as yet.
However, "I'll give you the list
alien I do think it over," the mayor
elect told The Star today.
Mr. Weast Victim
Of Heart Trouble
Was Manager Of Blanton Bros.
Farm For 14 Years. Funeral
At Beaver Dam Thursday.
Mr. C. D. Weast who was mana
ger of the Blanton Bros, farm for
14 years and for a number of years
was connected with the Shelby
Milk plan', died at 4:30 this morn
ing at the home of his son. Summie
Weast on the Peeler farm, south
west of Shelby. Mr. Weast had
been suffering with a heart trouble
and for the past three weeks had
been in serious condition. He was
well known and the news of his
death is learned with deep sorrow
by his host of friends. Deceased was
32 year6 of age.
Mr. Weast was married to Ma
linda Newton who survives with
the following children: Summie
Weast. Mrs. Mary Jones. Mrs. Lio
nel Crawford. Mrs. J. T. Bradley,
and Carl Weast. One brother. Ed
gar Weast of Hickory, one sister.
Mrs. Summey Bridges of Lawndale
and a half brother also survive.
The funerftl will be conducted
Thursday afternoon and interment
will be at Beaver Dam church
where he held his membership.
(ADDITIONAL CITY NEWS
WILL BE FOUND ON PAGE 10.)
McMurry Poll-i Thousand Vote?
To Defeat Two Opponents In
In First Race.
With 1.719 votes being cast our
of a registration of over 2,600 in
the city election here Monday. Mr
S A McMurry was elected mayor
of Shelby, with no necessity of a
run-off. having a lead over both
opponents of 288 votes.
The voting of the day put new
men into every office hi the city
except one aldermanic post in which
John F Schenck, Jr., veteran alder
man. was returned to office.
Although the election was pre
ceded by an unusually quiet cam
paign. in which the winning can
didate of Monday, made no state
ments or promises, and despite the
fact that no exceptional interest
was shown election day. a heaviei
vote was cast than had been an
ticipated. Of the 1.719 who Jour
neyed to the polls some did not
vote full tickets is is evidenced by
the fact that only 1,712 votes were
cast in the mayor's race and this
was the highest vote in either race.
The highest individual vote of the
day was that of Dr. Tom Gold, who
as unopposed candidate for the city
school board from Ward Two re
ceived 1.505 votes.
In the mayor's race McMurry re
ceived an even 1,000 votes, as com
! pared with 438 received by the high
candidate two years ago when 1.
456 votes were cast for mayor, while
Mayor W. N. Dogsey, McMurry s
nearest rival received 459 votes, and
Enos L. Beam, who ran third, re
cetved 253 votes.
In Ward One P. M. Washburn
was the liigh candidate for alder
man over his two opponents J. F.
Ledford and Boyce Dellinger. In
Ward Two Ab Jackson was th<
winner over J. F. Jenkins, in Ware
j Three J. F. Schenck. Jr., preseni
I member of the board, won from
W. A. Broadway, while in Ware
Four Z. J. Thompson won from T.
The School Board.
The new member of the District
33 school board are Roger Laugh
ridge. Ward One: Dr. Tom Gold.
Ward Two: H. Clay Cox, Ward
Three: L. P. Holland. Ward Four;
Thad C. Ford, member-at-large
There was only one contest for the
school board, that being in Ward
Four where J. B. Nolan opposed
Holland, the winner. ,
The official vote as given out to
day by Mike H. Austell, registrar
and Oliver S. Antony end Robert
D. Crowder, judges, follows:
For Mayor—8. A. McMurry, L
000: W. N. Dorsey, 459; Enos * L
For Alderman, Ward One—P. M.
Washburn. 187; J. F. Ledford, 609
Boyce Dellinger, 256.
For Alderman. Ward Three—J
F. Schenck, Jr., 937; W. A. Broad
For Alderman. Ward Four—Z. J
Thompson. 293; T. P. Eskridge. 752
For School Board—Roger Laugh
ridge, Ward One, 1.414; Dr. Tom
Gold, Ward Two, 1,505; H. Clay
Cox, Ward Three. 1.379; L. P. Hol
land. Ward Fbur, 895: (J. B. Nolan
Ward Four. 716); Thad C Ford, at
Program For Vets
Here On Friday
Proceeding the dinner which the
Daughters of the Confederacy will
serve to the Confederate veterans,
their wives and widows in the Wom
an's club room here Friday, May
j 10th. there will be a program of
music and readings in the high
i school auditorium. The program
! opens with a selection by the band,
followed by scripture reading bv
Dr. Hugh K. Boyer. The Old North
State” will be sung by the school
children. Miss Elisabeth Brown will
render a reading. Mrs. Louise Lat
limore will sing a solo, Miss Caro
bel Lever will read and the pro
gram closes with a selection by the
Immediately after this program
the dinner will be served in the
w oman’s club room.
Cleveland lodge NO. 802 A. F. A Ji
a. M. will meet in called commun
ication Friday night # p. m. lor
v.-ork in third derree. V idling
brethren cordially invited »