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•'.DNKSD'V, MAY 22, 192!) Published Monday, Wednesday, and Bnday Afternoons carrier, per year (inadvance) $3.oc
Xhe Markets.
Cotton, pe rpound .... 18c
Cotton Seed, per bu.__ 48c
Fair And Warmer.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair and not unite so cold
tonight. Tuesday fair and slightly
Settle Tunncy Suit.
Late news dispatches this morn
ing stated that the suit against
^ Gene Tunney, former heavyweight
champion, by Mrs. Katherine Fog
arty for a shattered romance with
the ex-champ had been settled.
Mrs. Fogarty, a divorcee end mother
«f a child of 10, was preparing, ear
lier dispatches stated, to sue Tun
’’ ney tor $500,000 because she said
he married Polly Lauder after car
rying on a romance with her.
South Shelby
Finals To Open
Tomorrow Eve
* Annual Declamation And Recitation
Contest On Friday. Eve.
Spelling Medal.
The commencement exercises of
tile South Shelby school will begin
Thursday evening May 23 at 8
o'clock and continue through Fri
day evening May 24.
On Thursday evening grades 1-5
v. ill render a diversified program of
drills, songs and playetts. Music
will be furnished by the Toy Sym
phony orchestra and the South
Shelby band under the direction of
Mrs. Plaster and Mr. Sinclair. An
operetta entitled "Mid-Summer's
Eve'* will be presented by pupils
from all the grades and will feature
*■ this program. A small admission
charge will be made for this enter
tainment in order to make the final
payment on the school radio which
was purchased in October.
On Friday evening at 8 o'clock
the annual declamation and recita
tion contests will be held. The pre
liminaries for these contests were
held last Friday afternoon at 1
o'clock at which time there were
twenty-three contestants. Four boys
end four girls were chosen for the
linal contest Friday evening. Con
^ testants for the Paul Webb P.eader’s
medal follow:
1. -The Little Rebel —Hattie
May Humphries.
. "Betty at the Ball Game —
Aileen Jones.
3. "Mandy's Funeral”—Elizabeth
4. ‘Riding the Elephant”—Ruby
Contestants for the O. M. Mull
(Reclaimer's medal follow-s:
^ 1. "Citizenship”—Clarence Queen.
2. "Development of the Con
stitution”—Clyde Williams.
3. "German Plan of World Dom
ination”—Onnie Baker.
4. "The National V Flag”—Floyd
< Mr. John Schenck, jr„ is giving a
beautiful gold medal to the best
speller in the fourth, fifth, sixth,
seventh and eighth grades. This
contest was held this morning at
9 o’clock and the winner will be
announced Friday evening. The
girls’ and boys’ chorus composed of
seventy of the best voices in the
school will render several selec
tions. These choruses will be direct
ed by Mrs. H. S. Plaster, supervision
of music in the South Shelby school.
Local Golfers To
Play In Tourney
•> -
Mr. H. C. (Shorty) Long and
“Snooks" Webb, kid brother of Pete
Webb, the Junior Carollnas golf
champion, will go to Charlotte this
week where on Thursday they will
enter the qualifying rounds of the
invitation tournament for the two
Carollnas on the Charlotte Country
club course. Young Webb since his
brother has not been playing regu
larly is the outstanding golfer of
the Cleveland Springs club while
Long is one of the best on the
local course and both should take
high ranking in the qualifying
Few Dictionaries
Left, Star Offer
Only a few more of the
Webster collegiate diction
aries remain on The Star's
bargain subscription offer.
As long as the present ship
ment lasts The Star is giving
this late dictionary with all
the new words for 65 cents in
addition to the price of a
year's subscription. The regu
lar price of the dictionary is
$3.50—but by The Star offer
a year’s subscription to The
Star (by mail) and the dic
tionary cost only $3-5- the
paper for a year (by carrier
in Shelby) and the dictionary,
Get In your subscription
right away while some of th;
dictionaries remain.
Special Train
Arranged Now
For Chapzl Hill
Hope To Have Two Or Three Hun
dred Make Trip To Cham
pionship Game-.
Definite arrangements have
been completed, it is announced
by Southern Railway officials,
for a special train to be run from
Shelby to Chapel Hill Satur
day for the state championship
game there between the Shelby
highs and the Kaeford team.
The Southern asked that 125
passengers be guaranteed before
promising a .special train with six
passenger coaches and a baggage
coach which will be used as re
freshment car. Supt. Griffin along
with Shelby citizens then began 3
drive to have business men of the
town bear the expenses on the train
ot the high school band so that that
much of the number would be as
sured. Latest indications today were
that the entire band will be able
to go, and it Is now thought that
there will be more than 200 people
on the train since numerous people
from Forest City and other point;
have indicated a desire *r> sec the
The regular one-way fare t>
Chapel Hill is $7.34 cents tut on the
special train the round-trip may be
made for $5, less than fare one
way. The train will leave Shelby
about 6:30 Saturday morning, wih
reach Chapel Hill In time for the
game and start the return trip im
mediately after the game, arriving
back in Shelby between 11 and 12
o'clock Saturday night. All parents
and fans who plan to attend the
game are asked to notify Supt. Grit
fin, or Messrs. Wyeth Rovster and
Vernon Proctbr so that the guar
anteed crowd my be assured How
ever the train will be able to carry
all who may decide to go at the last
Team Off Friday.
Coach Morris and his western
championship team will not go on
the special, but will leave Shelby
Friday so that they may practice
on the Chapel Hill diamond Friday
afternoon and Saturday.
The town and several sections of
the county are highly enthused over
the local outfit and there is little
acubt but what there will be several
hundred people on the sidelines in
Chapel Hdl Saturday afternoon.
Reports reaching Shelby have it
that six o: seven members of the
Raeford team hit from the left side
cf the plate and such being the
case Coach Morris may start his
portsider ‘ Lefty’' Moore against the
Raeford boys with Hamrick, who has
turned in six wins, held in reserve
But what Morris will do no one
knows but Morris and he may not
decide definitely until the umpire
starts the game Saturday after
Local business houses are making
plans for receiving a detailed re
port of the game and local people
unable to attend may keep up with
the progress of Shelby’s third clash
for state-wide honors.
Mr. And Mrs. Bridges
Hurt In Auto Crash
Two cars dirven by Mr. Coleman
Bridges and by Mr. Yates Putnam
collided Monday evening on South
La Faye i-- street and both Mr. and
Mrs. Bridges were somewhat injur
ed. Mrs. Bridges was thrown from
the ca’- and shaken up while her
husband, it is said, received a lac
eration on the head. Mr. Putnam
was accompanied by two of hi
two brothers.
Only Fourth Of
Property Listed;
Nine Days To Go
Tax listing in Cleveland
county has been unusually
slow so far this year, aecord
ingto Mr. IV. It. Newton, tax
So far, he says, only about
25 percent of the property in
the county has been listed
and only nine da's remain in
which to list taxes during the
month. The average amount
of property in Shelby and No
C township listed so far may
i not reach the 25 percent
mark, he added, but some of
the listers in other townships
of the county have listed
Western Champions
Licked By Belmont
Abbey Here Tuesday
l’atcbrd-un Team Drops Comedy Of
Krrors, And Ronehrad
Mays Herr.
After winning site or seven
. stsatght games the Shelby high*
yesterday lest what was supposed
to be a hall game to the. strong
Belmont Abbey team 8 to 7,
The Shelby outfit started the
game minus the services of Capt.
Lee shortstop, who was taking c
rest, and the last three innings
were played with only three Shelby
re gulars ir. their accustomed posi
tions. As ’t was Shelby would have
won had not a small boy picked
up a wild throw near the grand
stand, the blocked ball sending a
Shelby runner who had scared back
to third.
Just how many errors and bone
head plays the two team:, pulled of
during the afternoon evaded the
calculation of the scorekeeper.
Comic plays, wild throws, nnd un
heard of baseball made the affair
a comedy for Shelby fans who for
the first time in six games relaxed
end took it easy with no worry
about being eliminated from the
race. Of the eight runs the visitors
earned only about two and base
stealing and fielding turned into
rough-and-tumble footba'l at times
v.ith the players roughing it up
tather freely
Takes One Out,
Several times Belmont players go
ing into second ran full :peed into
the player covering the base, while
on one occasion when Rippy took
second the player on the bag for
Belmont lay down upon him so that
he could not advance on the wild
throw. These clashes together with
several decisions on bases had tho.
players considerably worked up.
About mid-game the Belmont third
sacker slid into Bridges on second
a bit roughtly, and after passing a
few kicks on the ground Bridges
took a swing for the visitor's head,
but was immediately taken from
the game and sent to the club house
by Coach Morris.
A running one-hand catch by
Boston in rightfield, the hitting and
base-running of the Belmont first
baseman, and the fielding of Rippy
on third were the lone features of
real baseball exhibited in the com
edy. Eserhcrdt, rightfielder. secur
ed four hits cut of four trips up and
Gold hit three times out of five.
Belmont secured one nwe hit off
, ''Lefty'' Moore than did the locals
'off of the Belmont hurler.
With Lee out of the game GoW
was switched to his old position at
short, and Rippy was brought in
[from leftfield to play third with
McSwain playing leftfie’d After
Bridges was removed the only three
(Continued on page eight.)
Coporate Wealth Of Cleveland
County Is Over Ten Millions
Decrease Is Shown In Corporate
Wealth Of Entire
Raleigh.—Corporate wealth i n
North Carolina decreased almost ten
millions of dollars in valuation
from 1927 to 1928. decreases having
been shown in 72 of the 100 coun
ties, of which only 28 showed gains,
according to figures compiled in the
office of LeRoy Martin, executive
secretary of the state board of
equalization, from figures in the of
fice of the department of revenue.
The greatest decrease in any
county was in Buncombe, which
showed $26,722,235 in 1927, as com
pared with $24,638,014 in 1928, or
a decrease of $2,084,221. New Han
over and Nash were close seconds,
the former showing a decrease of
$1,790,031, or from $15,844,544 to
$14,054,513, while the latter dropped
from $7,282,049 to $5,523,165. or $1,
Increase In Gaston.
Gaston county led in increase be
tween the two years with $2,946,
987, or from $47,201,267 to $50,148,
254, with Cabarrus a,s a close sec
ond, showing an increase of $2,610,
7C1, or from $21,387,476 to $23,998,
177. Bladen with an increase of $1,
159,737, from $2,436,239 to $3,495,
976, was the only other county show
ing an increase amounting to a
million dollars.
Guilford county leads the state in
value of corporate wealth, with $62.
538,441. Mecklenburg is second with
$54,499,239; Gaston third, $47,201.
267; Forsyth fourth, $36,464,896;
Durham fifth, $27,161,387; Bun
combe sixth, $26,722,235; Cabarrus
seventh, $21,387,476; Wake eighth,
$20,793,694; New' Hanover 9th, $15,
844,544, and Rowan tenth, $15,713,
111. A few of the other leaders, in
rank, are Davidson, $15,372,245;
Rutherford, $14,810,615; Halifax,
$13,616,118; Iredell, $13,558,317:
Richmond. $12,798,876; Catawba $11,
706,740: McDowell, 11,576,603: Rob
eson, $11,513,109; Cleveland, $10,
,349,729. Randolph, 10,231,299. j
“Casey” Morris
To Return Here;
So Will Sinclair
Athletic Director And Musical Di
rector Of High School
Accept Contracts.
Casey Morris will be back at
Shelby High next year to direct the
high school and city schools ath
That announcement made by city
school officials here today will be
ol considerable interest ui that it
comes Just two days beiore the
Shelby athletic director leaves for
Chapel Hill with his Shelby team to
seek the town's third baseball crown.
Along with the Morris announce
ment Was another one of interest
which stated that Prof, W. T. Sin
clair would also return to Shelby as
musical director and trainer of the
school bands and glee, clubs. Prof
Sinclair's Shelby High band only
recently won the Class n band hon
ors in the state-wide contests.
Both Winners.
Morris and Sinclair both accept
ed their reelection to the school
faculty this week. The defeat of the
special school tax election and the
announcement of the new board
that all faculty members here would
go on the state salary,schedule w ith
no supplements made it doubtful if
either Morris or Sinclair, both
sought by larger schools would re
turn. Howc\er Shelby citizens inter
ested in athletics and music added
to the school board offer in order
to retain them and both were re
Prof. Sinclair since coming to
Shelby has accomplished wonders
with the young musicians of the
town and lias developed numerous
individual performers of note in ad
dition to his championship band.
Casey Morris in four years of
coaching here has won the state
baseball crown one time and will
play Raeford Saturday for the title
again, and his other achievements
with the Shelby boys include two
western baseball championships, and
two football teams which moved
twice to the western semi-finals. In
addition to his work with the high
school athletic teams lie conducts
daily exercises and athletic instruc
tion at the various schools of the
city with all students participating,
the grammar grade track meet here
today bringing together all lthe
youngsters of the town in a central
| ized contest.
Shelby Man Brings
4 Fruit Flies From
Florida To Shelby
Is stopped, Searched And Sprayed
Five Times By Government
Men In Florida.
Mr. ana Mrs Luico M Hull, just
buck from their winter home in
Florida brought with them from
Orlando four fine specimens of the
Mediterranean fruit fly which has
caused so much consternation there
with the fear that the fly may de
stroy the citrus and fruit crops.
Mr. Hull has the four flys, some
what smaller than a fly w>!h
brown striped wings, in a small vinl
of alcohol along with larvae and
cocoons from which the flies de
velop. Sheiby people whc are be
■ to wonder where their nex*
oranges and grapefruit will come
from are showing considerable in
terest in the pest which has already
caused 2,900 government workers to
go to Orlando in the attempt t >
c’T.dicate the fly. The fly, it is said,
stings the orange or other fruit and
leaves an egg. the egg cevelops into
a “skipper,” or larvae, which plavs
havoc wnth the fruit, before turn
ing into a cocoon and then to the
fruit fly itself.
Before leaving Orlando Mr. Hull
picked some oranges from one of
their groves there, hoping to fret
some fruit back to Shelby. The
fruit was placed in a small pantry
there and in a day or sj he noticed
the flies all over the window. Coin
ing back the Shelby party was stop
ped five times between Orlando and
Augusta, Georgia, by government
workers who opened their bags and
searched the car closely to see that
no oranges or other fruit was com
ing out of the state. After the
search the car was sprayed sinre
the state of Georgia is putting for'h
every effort to keep the dangerous
fly from moving north out of Flor
With such a particular search of
cars five times each day Mr. Hull
is of the opinion that very little
contraband booze from Cuba is be
ing brought up from Florida theS?
St. Peters Memorial.
Memorial services will be held at
St Peters church on Sunday, May
^ti, with dinner on the grounds?
Heads Pilgrimage
Following the precepts of her
great grandfather, Daniel
O’Connell, the emancipator,
Miss A. O’Connell Hayes will
soon lead a pilgrimage to Dub
in. Ireland, to take part in the
elaborate ceremonies to be
Meld there in connection with
he centenary celebration of
Catholic emancipation, for
which Daniel O’Connell was
in a large measure responsible.
(lnttrnatloaaJ N*wsrcel)
Bulwinkle Speaks
At Closing Program
Of Boiling Springs
Graduating Exercises This Morning
Concludes Junior College Com
mencement Program.
The first commencement of Boil
ing Springs as the Baptist junior
college tor this section ended there
about roon today with the annual
literary address by Major A. L. Bul
winkle, former congressman from
this district.
The Bulwinkle address was pre
ceded by the graduating exercise;
in which Roy Hammett was vale
dictorian and Janie Wilson wai
Last night the annual play. “The
Barber oi Seville,'' was given b>
the literary societies of the college.
Good Attendance.
The entire commencement pro
gram, beginning with the annual
sermon last Sunday night, were
well attended, those in attendance
coming from all sections of Ruth
erford and Cleveland counties and
other parts of this state and South
County Couples In
Gaffney Weddings
The following couples from this
county were married by Probate
Judge Lake W, Stroup last week in
Gaffney, South Carolina:
Cam McElroy and Cora Sailers,
both of Shelby: Bailey Gold and
Verna Mac Mode, both of Shelby;
Grady McCurry and Geneva Led
ford. both of Shelby; John Stroup
i\nd Florence Shelton both of Kings
Mountain; Nolan Garner and Vio
let Allison, both of Kings Moun
Shelby Boy To Get
Military Training
A dispatch from Davidson college
states that L. C. Roberts, son of
Capt, and Mrs. J. Frank Roberts, of
Shelby, was one of the 25 David
son students selected to take ad
vanced military training at Camp
McClellan, Alabama, this summer.
Those selected are awarded a sec
ond lieutenant's commission at the
end of the four years training.
Publisher Of Star
Improves At Hospital
Mr. Lee B. Weathers president
and publisher of The Star, is im
pioving nicely at the Shelby hos
pital following a severe operation
there one week ago. Despite his
steady improvement, however, he
will be in the hospital for another
week, it was stated today.
Memorial At New Bethel.
There will be memorial services
at New Bethel church Sunday. Mr.
John Mull will make the address
fit 10:30 o’clock, followed by a ser
mon by the pastor. Rev J W. Cut
tie. Dinner will be served on the
Retiring City Fathers Hold Their
Last Regular Confab Tuesday Night
I'nless someth Inc hobs up in
city affairs to demand urgent
action on their part the retir
ing city fat liers of Shelby anil
Mayor \V. N. Dorsey have held
tlieir last meeting together.
The session was the regular
mid-month aldermanle meet
ing last night in the city hall,
hut in adjourning Alderman
John Sehenek, jr., a member of
the hoard-elect as well as of
the retiring board, had the
minutes so arranged that If nec
essary a call meeting of the
hoard may be held prior to the
swearing in of the McMurrv ad
ministration a week from the
coming Saturday.
Friendly Meeting.
"It was a very quiet meeting
—in fact, mention was made of
the lack of delegations and peti
tions in view of the fact that it
was our last regular session.'
Mayor Dorsey declared today.
"We transacted no business of
any great importance other
than the paying of several hills
and such minor matters. In the
lulls we talked over with each
other our relations together as
mayor and hoard members, and
it. was remembered that, al
though we all have not agreed
at all .times, w hich was not
humanly possible, we have never
split up in anger. and always
have managed to maintain a
friendly spirit of cooperation.
In view of the fact that we
■nl(ht not again assemble as an
official body mutual regards
and best wishes were passed be
fore we adjourned."
Incidentally It was noted at
the meeting that Mayor Dorsey
has never faced the necessity
of casting a vote In board meet
ings to break a tie between the
four aldermen. On the other
hand, It was pointed out, nearly
every vote during the two years
turned out to be unanimous.
New Hoard Meeting,
Mayor-elect MeMurry has
been out of town for several
days but well-founded reports
have It that he may meet with
his board-elect for an informal,
get- ac>|ualnted session about
next Monday or Tuesday night.
Meantime a doxen or more ap
plicants for rity Jobs are mark
ing time—and a bit nervously at
that as the incoming adminis
tration is asking that every
application hr; submitted In
writing with nothing being
said until official action is
Future Of Liquor Law May
Depend Upon Study Of Group
President's Commission Studying
Enforcement May Influence
The Statute.
Washington. May -M—Eleven
prominent Americans, ten lawyers
pnd a woman educatm-, chosen
. President Hoover to be members of
Ms national law enforcement, com
mission, will gather around a con
icrence table here this week to la;,
plans for .nvestigatlng and attemp*
ing to find the remedy for lawless
ness in the Lnlted States.
George W. Wiekersham. of New
York city, attomey general in the
Taft administration and president
of the American Law Institute, will
sit at the head of the tab!;
a;, chairman with another former
cabinet officer, Newton I) Baknr
11 Cleveland, war secretary in the
Wilson administration, sittinc at his
light as tanking member of the
Three Jurists.
The others will be three fed
eral judges, William S. Kenyon, of
Iowa; William I. Grubb, of Ala
bama, and Paul J. McCormick, of
California; four eminent attorneys,
Roscoe Pound of the Harvard law
school; Henry W. Anderson, of Rich
mond. Va., Monte M. Lemann, of
New Orleans, president of * he Louis
iana Bar association, and Prank
J Loesch. vice persident of the
Chicago crime commission; a former
Jurist. Kenneth R. Mackintosh, of
Washington State, and one educa
tor, Miss Ada L. Momstock. presi
dent of Radcliffc college, Cambridge
The commission is expected to get
at Its work within a short time
and concededly has before it the
most stupendous undertaking of any
country. Guesses as to the length
of time it will require for the com
pletion of the job vary, but even
the most optimistic agree that a
final report is not to be expected
within a year and a half or two
Dry Topic.
While the official White House
announcement of the personnel des
ignated the body as the national
law enforcement commission, its
chief function appears to be asso
ciated in the popular mind with pro
hibition enforcement. This trend of
thought is clearly reflected in the
comments on the selections made by
leading members of congress.
Generally speaking these com
ments were favorable, with some of
the drys as well as the wets rather
Big Snake Strikes
At A Toluca Woman
Working In Kitchen
l Special to The Star.)
Toluca. May 22.—Mrs. Alvin
Oral, of this section, had a very
rrrlfylng experience with a big
nake while working in her
'litrhen recently.
Mrs. Deal had slopped to pick
up a piece of paper near the
cupboard when a big black
snake ran up the wall and
struck at her. the snake’* fangs
missing her face not more than
an inch or so. The snake when
killed measured four feet.
^olkville Community
Club To Hold Meet
A called meeting of the Polkville
community club will be held Sat
urday afternoon. May 25, at three
[o’clock at the home of Mrs. W. A.
Covington. Important business will
be transacted and all members are
urged to be present.
Hopper Reunion.
The annual Hopper reunion and
memorial will be held with the
Buffalo people at Buffalo church in
South Carolina on the fourth Sat
urday in May. Rev. Jenkins-of Boil
ing Springs will deliver the mem
orial address at eleven o'clock. All
relatives and friends are cordially
invited to attend. Dinner will be
served on the ground.
enthusiastic and decidedly hopeful
of some concrete results so far as the
v. hole prohibition question is con
One man prominent among the
anti-prohlbitionists, Senator Edge of
New Jersey, called on the extremists
on both sides of the controversy
to let the commission function and
reach its conclusions witnout inter
ference from them in the way of
the inquiry.
The political importance of the
icport of the commission has not
been overlooked in the make-up of
the tribunal. The selection of an
outstanding Republican like former
Attorney-General Wickersham and
an outstanding Democrat like for
mer Secretary of War Newton D.
Baker is calculated to take the sub
(Continued on page eight.)
Capt. Ed Dixson Can Spot
Stanley Veteran Five Years
Ninety-One-Year-Old Vet Of Stanly
Will Meet Two Cleveland Vets
Of More Years.
Daily newspapers of the state yes
terday published a news article from
Albemarle. Stanly county, stating
that a 91-year-old veteran of that
county would likely be the oldest fol
lower of Lee and Jackson at the
annual reunion in Charlotte early
next month. Just what other coun
ties in North Carolina and the South
will have to say to that is not known,
but Cleveland county can put that
record on the back seat.
Capt. Ed Dickson, of Fallston. can
spot the Stanly veteran five years
and ask him to try it again. Capt.
Dickson attended the recent mem
orial reunion in Shelby and plans
to attend the Charlotte reunion. An
other Cleveland county veteran old
er than the Stanly county warrio:
who will likely be at Charlotte is
"Uncle Billy” Putnam who is 92.
It was also stated that Stanly
with 34 living Confederates might
have more living veterans than any
of the other counties. Pension checks
were mailed out here this year to
near 70 veterans in Cleveland coun
ty and at least 50 are known to be
Weather Holds
County Farmers
Back In Planting
Quite* A Bil Of Land Not Broken
Much Planting: Is Yet
To Do.
If Cleveland county holds the
honor again this year of producing
more cotton than any county in
North Carolina there will have to
be some unusually good weather in
the next three weeks or a month.
The rainy, cool weather of recent
weeks has proven a handicap to the
motion farmers of the county anti
two more weeks of similar weather
will send the county down below the
iO,000-bale production mark which
a as passed last year with several
thousand bales to spare
Farmers differ in their views as to
what percentage of the Cleveland
county cotton crop Is already in the
ground, but all agree that there is
still quite a bit of land to be broken
in the county even before planting
begins. The wet weather with fre
quent cool snaps hasn't done any
good for the seed already planted
and some of the crop already in may
not come up unless hot weather
sets in soon.
In many Instances it is said that
the cotton already up is turning
yellow due to the bad weather and
the fact that, the rains have given
the grass the “ups ’ on the cotton
with the ground too wet for culti
Father Of Mr. Cline
Dies In Statesville
Civil War Veteran Was Father Of
Cleveland County Business
Mr. Reuben F. Cline. 84-year-old
veteran of the Civil War and the
lather of Mr. A. E. Cline, Cleveland
county business manager, passed
away at his home there Sunday
following a stroke of paralysis which
lie suffered ten days ago. Funeral
services, conducted by Dr. J. D.
Kinard, were held Sunday after
noon at 4 o’clock from St. John's
Lutheran church. Interment took
place at Sharon Lutheran church,
eight mlies west of Statesville.
Mr. Cline was bom In Iredell
county September 20, 1844. After
serving through the Civil war, he
returned to the farm and remained
there until he changed his resi
dence to Statesville 22 years ago. He
w as remarkably well preserved phys
ically. having never been seriously
sick until hi3 last Illness.
His wife, two sons and two daugh
ters survive in addition to the son
who is a Cleveland county official.
Cleveland To Get
$35,000 From Fund
From Gasoline Tax
Will Be County’s Share Of One
Cent Increase On Gas For
County Roads.
Cleveland county's share of the
three million dollar fund brought
about by the extra one-cent tax on
gas. as provided by the last legisla
ture. will be $35,430, according to a
dispatch from Raleigh today. The
fund is divided among the 100 coun
ties according to area and popula
tion and is to be used for the main
tenance of county highways, thus
removing a county road tax.
The estimated quota for neigh
boring counties follow: Burke, $30,
090; Catawba, $32,400; Gaston, $41
220; Lincoln, $19,680; Rutherford,
Lincolnton Fire
Does Big Damage
Lincolnton, May 20.—Fire of un
determined origin at 7 o'clock to
night broke out in the cotton brok
erage office of B. C. Lineberger and
Brother, destroying cotton samples
and office equipment entailing n
loss of several hundred dollars. The
cotton company occupied the sec
ond story of the Reinhardt block.
Water used in controlling the
fire drenched the stock of goods on
the ground floor of the Lincolnton
Variety store the Robinson Radio
and Electric company and the Rail
way Express agency office. The
damage to all firms is quite heavy,
probably several thousand dollars.
Prompt action of the firemen sav
ed the two story structure from be
ing destroyed, the building being
burned only partially.
Important Masonic Meeting.
Cleveland lodge No. 202 A. F. •*£
A. M. will meet in regular com
munication Friday night. A full at
tendance is urged, as election of
ollicers fo* next year Is to be held.

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