North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL. XXXV, No. 71
SlIELBY, N. C. FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1929
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LATE NEWS
The Markets.
Cotton, per pound ...IHc
Coton Seed, per bu. .. 40',2
C loudy And Showers.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Tartly cloudy tonight and
Saturday with scattered thunder
storms near the roast Saturday.
Not much change In temperature.
Fo rm League
Law And Order
At Lawndale
Large Crowd Attends Meeting There
To Halt Traffic In
Boote.
At a mass meeting called by Mr.
John F. Schenck, sr., last night at
Lawndale a law and order league
was formed with the aim of stop
ping the liquor traffic and drink
ing in that section.
The meeting was held in the un
ion church there and the building
was packed to capacity. Talks were
made by Mr. Schenck, Prof. W. D.
Burns and others. Following the
meeting scores of those present
signed up to report all offence seen
and heard of and to aid in every way
in securing better observance of
the prohibition law. Mr. Schenck
during his talk declared that he
was giving fair warning to all of
his textile employes at Lawndale
that any of them who took their
“drams” or handled liquor at all
might as well begin looking for new
jobs. Those who would not give up
these habits he said had the privi
lege of resigning before being fired.
A committee of five, with Mr.
Schenck as chairman, was named to
take reports from the citizens of the
community and in turn make re
ports of misdemeanors and lav
violations to officers. The meeting
was very enthusiastic and following
the talks dozens shook hands with
the mill proprietor thanking nim
for his interest in the community
and law enforcement.
Chautauqua Coming
Here Next Spring
—.
Sale Of Tickets Will Be Handled
By The Woman’s Club. Men
Underwrite It.
The Redpath Chautauqua will re
turn to Shelby next spring after an
absence of three or four years, and
furnish a program made up of some
of the country’s best talent... The
program will last for five days and
consist of nine performances of va
ried kinds.
Sale of tickets for the Chautau
qua has been assumed by the Wom
ans club of which Mrs. J. W. liar
bison is president, although no fi
nancial responsibility devolves on
this organization. Twenty-five local
citizens believing the Chautauqua is
a wholesome and uplifting institu
tution have signed the guarantee of
$1,250. The woman's club will share
equally in all money derived from
the advance sale of tickets over $1,
250.
Guarantors who make the coming
of the Chautauqua possible are C.
F. Thompson, E. E. Scott, Lee B.
Weathers. Frank E. Hoey, Wm.
Lineberger. Paul Webb, sr., G. B.
Lovelace, C. B. McBrayer, A1 Ben
nett. L. W. Short, J, H. Quinn, Hor
ace Kennedy, E. A. Mlllican, M. R.
Weathers, B. M. Jarrett, A. D.
Brabble, P. Cleveland Gardner, C.
C. Blanton, Max Washburn, J. C.
Newton, S. A. McMurry, A. Pitt
Beam. Peyton McSwain, F D. Quinn
J. L. Lackey.
Claude Webb Back
At Theatre After
Recent Car Wreck
Claude Webb, proprietor of the
Webb theatre, appeared at the show
house for the first time yesterday
afternoon following his injury in a
motor wreck last Sunday week near
Wilmington. Mr. Webb is still suf
fering from the effects of three
broken ribs and a severe shake-up,
but he said he felt well enough to
come to business. Mrs. Reid Misen
heimer, who was also in the car,
with her husband, Mr. and Mrs.
Russell Laughrldge and one of the
Laughridge children, is still suffer
ing from more serious injuries and
is confined at her home on the
Cleveland Springs road.
Pendleton's New Radio.
W. A. Pendleton announces in to
day’s Star the arrival of the new
model Majestic radio. Mr. Pendle-,
ton proclaims this the last word in j
the radio makers' are— a silent in
strument—“silerjt as night.” to use
the dealer’s description, exception
when connected with a station. The
cabinet is a work of art in black
walnut, with German silver plates.
The new instrument is featured by
a more powerful dynamic speaker.
Mr. and Mrs. L. McDonald, of
Memphis. Tenn., have been the
guests several days of Mrs. Sam
Turner while en route home after
a motor trip north and cast.
Pick Farmers
For King Jury
In July Trial
Eighteen Of 36 Are Farmers Five
Merchants, Clerk. Railroad
And Insurance Men.
Chester.—The jury commissioners
of Chester county. Dr. John E.
Cornwell, clerk of court; D. Earle
Colvin, auditor; and W. E. Corn
well, treasurer, Wednesday drew the
36 talesmen from which the jury
will be selected on July l to try
Rate King of Sharon and Shelby,
who is to be tried in connection
with the death of his wife, Faye
Wilson King.
Chester county officials are anx
ious that King be given an honest
and impartial trial, and a veteran
selector of jurors, discussing the
panel, stated that it was an ideal
panel of splendid men. Eighteen
are farmers, five merchants, or.e
clerk, one railroad man, two farm
er-merchants, two insurance men,
one coal yard employe, one manu
facturer, two mill employes, one
plumber, one carpenter and one
postoffice employe.
More Expected.
When the case comes to trial in
all likelihood more panels will have
to be drawn.
There was much interest in the
drawing of the jury and number
of people assembled at the clerk of
court's office. This Is expected to
be one of the most sensational
murder cases ever tried here and
some attending the jury drawing
today estimated that there would
be a daily attendance of 5,000
people, with the number swelling
to even greater proportions on July
4. Judge J. K. Henry of Chester
will preside.
A singular thing about the draw
ing of the jury panel Is 34 of the
men drawn live in sections of the
county far distant from the sec
tion nearest the York county lint,
which is not so many miles from
the scene of the alleged crime.
King is at the home of his pa
rents, Mr. and Mrs. W. P. King,
in Shelby, having been released
from the jail here sometime ago
on $5,000 ball. He has been back
here but one time since his re
lease, and that was last Saturday
to consult with his attorneys.
The 36 Jurors drawn were: George
W. Anderson, farmer. Fort Lawn;
John Jordan, farmer, Chester; Ern
est M. Wilson, farmer, Cornwell: A.
J. Fry, clerk Chester; R. T. Peter
man, agent Southern railway, Ches
ter; W. P. McFadden, farmer, Fort
Lawn; C. T. Holder, merchant, Fort
Lawn; H. R. Castles, farmer,
Cornwell; J. H. Fudge, farmer,
Edgemoor; M. J. Wishert, farmer,
Leeds; Samuel J. Hudson, farmer,
Lowry, R. F. D.; J. E. Wright,.in
surance, Chester; O. D. Smith,
farmer, Leeds, R. F. D.; William
L. Craig, manufacturer, Chester;
James H. Wherry, farmer, Chest" •;
R. F. D.; S. J. Cornwell, merchant
and farmer, Catawba; W. C. Nun
nery, merchant and farmer, Edge
moor; R. C. Bailey, farmer, Lowrys;
Clyde Killian, textile employe, Great
Falls. S. E. Reeves, merchant, Ches
ter, R. F. D.; H. B. Workman, coal
yard employe, Chester; J. E. Wilkes,
plumber, Chester; W. J. Locke,
farmer, Rodman; Frank L. Whit
lock, insurance, Chester; James C.
Simpson, carpenter, Chester; James
L. Gamble, merchant. Great Falls:
H. G. Hitchcock, merchant, Edge
moor; George W. Byars, merchant,
Chester; W. B. Westbrook, farmer,
Edgemoor; G. W. Wortl\y, textile
employe, Chester; D. Euta Colvin,
jr., farmer, Chester R. F. D.; J. L
Cuthbertson, postoffice employe,
Chester.
Many At Funeral
Of Miss McArthur
A large number of Shelby people
Including many of the students un
der the young teacher last year at
tended the funeral services Wednes
day afternoon at 5 o'clock of Miss
Prances McArthur at Gaffney. Miss
McArthur, a teacher for two years
in the, Shelby schools but a native
of Gaffney, died Tuesday after
noon at 2 o’clock at the Chick
Springs Sanatorium following an
operation. The operation was not
for appendicitis as was early in
formation here but to remove a
tumor.
Shelby Men Take
Over High Point Gas
High Point, June 20:—J. J. Mc
Murry, Jr. and Jesse Wahburn. of
Shelby, have bought the Good Gulf
Refining company contract in Hign
Point from R. B. Gant. The con
sideration is understood to be about
$50,000. The sale does not Include
any of Mr. Gant's real estate hold
ings, and he will continue to make
his home in High Point.
Mesr. McMurry and Washburn
are In High Point this week. Their
wives are to join them there soo*.
Lindy and Bride Pose
This is the first photo of CoL Lindbergh and his bride, the former Anne
Morrow, taken after their marriage. It was made at Mitehel Field, New
York. <IIN photo.)
King’s Lawyers Demand That
They See Records In Hearing
Hocy And Falls Attend Conference
Of Counsel Of Shelby Man.
Notice Is Served.
Chester, June 20.—There was a
lengthy conference in Chester to
day at which all of the counsel for
Rafe F. King of Sharon and Shelby,
who Is charged with the murder of
his wife, Faye Wilson King, were
present including Ex-Congressman
Clyde R. Hoey and Judge B. T.
Falls of Shelby; Thomas F. McDow
of York, James H. Glenn and John
M. Hemphil of Chester.
Following the conference several
of the counsel of the defense were
interviewed but all stated that there
was nothing to give out at this
time, although it was intimated
that the defense expected to be
ready for trial July 1. King was
not present at today's conference
but is at the home of Ills parents,
Mr. and Mrs. W. P. King at Shelby.
It was learned that attorneys fer
the defendant had served notice
upon Solicitor Harry Hines of Lan
caster and upon other court officials
of York county requiring them to
file with the clerk of court of Ches
ter county all of the testimony tak
en and exhibits used at the coroner’s
inquest, and also, all of the original
affidavits used by the state in un
dertaking to resist the granting of
bail to the defendant.
Whenever a change of venue is
granted from one county to anoth
er the law requires that all of the
records and papers shall be filed or
transferred and it is understood
that the attorneys for King take the
position that they have a right to
demand that this law be complied
with promptly.
Light Service Be Off
Sunday Afternoon
Mr. Ted Gordon of the city light
department announces that the
power will be off from 2 to ♦
o'clock Sunday afternoon. House
wives who depend on electricity for
cooking should bear this in mind
and make their plans accordingly.
Cleveland Cloth
Organizes A Club
Will Play First Game With Char
lotte Fireman At City Park
Here Saturday.
A crack baseball club has been or
ganized at the Cleveland Cloth Mill
and the first game of the season
will be played Saturday at the c:ty
ball park with the Charlotte fire
men. Three of Casey Morris’ play
ers who were on the state high
school championship team, Bridges,
Gold and Harrelson, will play with
the Cleveland cloth mill In this
game. Tom Kerr, State College
player, is also on the team.
Handsome uniforms have been
furnished through the generous do
nation of the merchants and otlur
dealers in Shelby.
The Charlotte firemen are lead
ers in the city league in the Queen
City so an interesting game is
promised.
No. 8 School Is ■
On Accredited List
The No. 8 township high school,
one of Cleveland county's large new
consolidated schools, has been plac
ed in Group Two of the state's ac
credited list of high schools, accord
ing to a Raleigh'dispatch telling of
the announcement by the state
board of education. To attain this
rating the schools have to meet the
following specifications: Provide a
four-year course, and eight-months
term, four whole-time teachers, 45
mlnute recitation period, 15 units
for graduation, science laboratory
facilities, 300 volume library, re
quired maps, and at least average
daily attendance of 70 pupils.
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Champion
arrived home Monday night from a
week's stay in Nitro, W. Va„ bring
ing with them Misses Margie Lyon
and Dorothy Stephens. Miss Lyvn
and Miss Stephens will visit here
two weeks.
May?Match Champion Brothers
In Golf Exhibition Here Soon
Two young Shelby brothers, both
of whom have held or hold a golf
championship, and two Charlotte
brothers, ohe of whom has been
and is now a champion while the
other is a golfer of recognized abil
ity, may compete with each other
at an early date in on exhibition
match on the Cleveland Springs g - if
course.
Fred Webb, who recently won the
Junior crown at Greensboro, and
his older brother, Pete Webb, who
was champion until this spring, will
play Erwin Lax ton, who was the
Junior champion before Pete Webb
removed the crown from his brow,
and his older brother Fred, provid
ed the plans work out. Officials of
the club here are hoping to match
the Webb brothers against the Lax
ton brothers in an 18-hole match
in Shelby next week or at an early
date with a return match of 18 holes
to be played later cm the Charlotte
Country club course. Erwin Laxton
is the present city champion of
Charlotte, he and his brother being
sons of Fred Laxton. sr., former
Carolinias champion for three years.
No Invitation
For DePriest’s
Party To Jonas
\ Prltrhurd Not Only Republican
Conjrrrv>nun Not To Be In
vited Out By Neffo.
Representative George Pritchard,
of the tenth North Carolina dis
trict, was not the only Southerns
Republican to be ''high-hatted" by
Oscar DePriest, the negro congress
man. in sending out Invitations to
the entertainment tonight in Wash
ington sponsored by the League for
the Advancement of the Negro
Race, of which DePriest is the head
Congressman Chas. A. Jonas, ot
Lincolnton, representative for this
district and colleague of Mr. Prit
chard, also failed to receive an In
vitation.
A Washington dispatch to The
Greensboro News states that Mr.
Jonas "Indicated that the incident
was causing him no concern or em
barrassment. one way or another.
He said that if he had received an
invitation, or notice of the enter
tainment at the auditorium he would
not have attended. He said in th;
first place, he dtd not attend night
entertainments of this character,
nor having been to a moving picture
show in a couple of years; but he
did think the question of attending
the show at the auditorium Friday
would attain the proport (ns jjf a
national issue. He expressed the be
lief that if an entertainment of this
character should be given in his
home town of Lincolnton, a
white audience would probably at
tend, as he recalled that the Shaw
university choir had sung in one of
the churches there and no one had
inspired to start a race rjot.
Mr. Jonas feels that the reception
of the wife of the negro member at
the White House is to be lamented
Just as he regretted any development
which could by any chance cause ill
feelings between the races. He had
encountered members of congress
as the Mrs. DePriest reception, would
cause serious friction between white
people and negroes, especially in
some of the larger cities. He sin
cerely hoped such would not be the
case.
"He felt that the negro race had
made rather remarkable progress
from slavery to the present, the
limited number of years during
which they had an opportunity to
progress and he believes that all
good citizens will continue to wish
them well, and that wholesome
minded folk will continue to feel
this way about it, however, much
they may regret the DePriest
episode.
“Mr. Jonas heard the belief ex
pressed that the Incident would cost
him and other Republicans, especial
ly In the South, a great many votes.
Mr. Jonas said he doubted this. The
ninth district member does not be
lieve there is a person of voting age
in his section who believes that he
is in favor of social equality, as some
of the Democratic politicians want
the term to be understood; but he
will be just as well pleased, If thjre
is to be found a person of such low
order of Intelligence, that he will
vote for some one else.”
Mr. Jonas also, according to the
dispatch, recalled for the benefit
of the Democrats concerned about
the Hoover hospitality that Presi
dent Cleveland entertained Fred
Douglas, the negro orator, while the
latter held an -office in the District
of Columbia.
nnne House rroDiem.
Continuing the dispatch says:
“While members generally despise
the DePrleat episode, and make lit
tle attempt to discover mitigating
circumstances, one hears it said that
it was a very great problem with
which the White House was con
fronted. Mr, Hoover, it is noted by
such persons, is not the president
alone of tire white people. In these
quasi-official receptions, the whole
human colored scheme is represent
ed at times, when diplomatic rep
resentatives from all lands and
climes are present. There are pres
ent brown and yellow people and
yet Mr. Hoover is not the president
of these people, as he is in the
persident, in a sense, of the black
people of his own country.
“But, of course, the reply to all
this is that in receiving the wife
of DePrlest at the White House the
Hoot ers did infinite harm to all the
people that are represented by him
as president. The student named by
DePrlest for entrance to Annapolis,
has failed in his physical examina
tion. The Chicago negro member
said today he felt the examination
had been fair, as physicians had
previously stated that the student
might have trouble about his defec
tive vision.
“But DePrlest added that he did
not propose to let the matter rest
where it is at present. that he
would not let up until he got ane
or more negroes entered at the
naval academy.’’ i
Decide Highway
18 Routing Here
Tue*day, July 2
The routing of the muchly
discussed Highway IS from
Shelby to the South Carolina
line La to he decided, or at
least the appeals concerning
the various routes heard here
on Tuesday, July 2.
This information comrs
from Raleigh, where at a
meeting of the highway com
mianlon Wednesday three of
the commissioners were ap
pointed to come to Shelby to
hear the appeals. Commission -
ers named were McGIrt, Stikr
leather, and Wheatley. The
hour of the meeting here or
the nature in which the ap
peals will be presented and
heard are not known as yet.
Neither is it known how soon
after the hearing the com
missioners will announce their
decision, but It is known thnt
the decision will be reached
prior to July 15 as the bids for
construction of the highway
will be received on that date.
Bishop Cannon \
Market Trader
Books Disclose
Bankrupt Brokerage Book* Shoo
Transaction* By Anti-Smith
Churrh leader.
New York.—New York newspa
pers today printed lengthy accounts
of dealings in stocks by Bishop
James Cannon, Jr., of the Metho
dist Episcopal church, south, lead
er of the Anti-Smith forces In the
Democratic party and chairman of
the Anti-Saloon League legislative
committee at Washington.
The transaction were with the
now bankrupt brokerage firm of
Kable and company, the officers of
which were under indictment for
using the matls to defraud. The
firm's books indicate that between
August 14, 1937, and April 30, 1928,
Bishop Cannon with an investment
of 93,500 bought and told stocks at
prices running into five and six fig
ures. Had he closed his account be
fore the firm's books were seized he
would have made $6,100.
So far he has made nothing and
Is out $2,500. The ledger shows
purchase of $158,294 and sales of
$68,000 in one month alone.
Admits Purchase.
The World, which printed a fac
simile of the ledger sheet carrying
the bishop's account, quoted tho
bishop as admitting the stock pur
chases but saying he believed he
was buying stock for investment on
the partial payment plan.
Disclosure of the bishop's stock
dealings was made by Judgsoa
Campbell, attorney for Charles H.
Kable, after United States Attorney
Charles H. Tuttle had refused him
access to the firm's books.
The Kable firm field a voluntary
petition of bankruptcy in April
1928, but no action has yet been
taken in the case. Assistant United
States Attorney Ella Mayra Marys
Failor said the delay merely was
due to the press of more important
cases. After the filing of the bank
ruptcy petition, indictments were re
turned against Kable, who Campbell
maintains was a mere figurehead in
the firm, and Harry L. Goldhurst,
whom Campbell alleges was the ac
tual owner.
Bought For Investment.
Bishop Cannon told The Worid
he made the stock purchases through
Ooldhurst.
“I thought I was buying stock i
for investment, buying on the par
tial payment plan as any man may."
he said. "I did not know thsre
was any gambling by the company.
I did suppose, and I suppose now,
that the company found itself in
debt and failed.
"I cannot see why these transac
tions are of public interest. The
only reason for printing such things.
I suppose, is that I occupy a puolis
position in trying to get the prohi
bition law enforce. 1 do not feel
that I did anything wrong in buying
stocks on the partial payment plm,
and I certainly did not intend to
gamble. I hoped to finish my pay
ments and so invest my money."
Cannon Too Busy To Discuss Losses
In Stork Speculation.
Washington. Jure 20—Bishop
James Cannon, jr., of the Metho
dist Episcopal church, south, today
had nothing to say about reports
that he lost several thousand dol
lars as a result of the failure of an
alleged bucket shop stock firm in
New York.
He declared he was “much too
busy with other matters” to disc iss
the subject but indicated he might
issue a statement later.
Full Time Health
Officer Endorsed
By Kiwanis Club
Lawyers Make Just
27 Runs To Capture
Game From Doctors
Mrdleo* However Trot tl Runnels
Around Path In Track Meet
At City Park.
A field day for the professional
men of Shelby was held yesterday
Afternoon at the city park with a
jatherlng larger than any that has
lurned out here this year for a base
t>all game except for Shelby high's
last home game of the champion
ship series .
Technically the event was not
listed as a field day, although it was
a running and jumping contest, for
In diamond terms the lawyers of
Shelby defeated the doctors Just six
runs—it is written Just six because
the score was a mere 27 to 31 in
Ihelr baseball gamr
And what a ball game it was!
Bambino, Gehrig, and Chick Hafey
could have learned things about
slugging from it; Mark Koenig,
Hughey Crltz, and even Cline Owens
Lee could have picked up some
fielding knowledge by looking on,
and Annette Kelerman could have
learned how to dive merely oy
watching the Hon. Odus Mull, state
Democratic chairman. dive after
line drives in outfield, and what she
failed to pick up from him she would
easily have learned from the
infield antics of Dr. Tom Gold, and
Dentists Hoyt Dixon and Charlie
Harrill. Some of ’em caught the
balls occasionally in their gloves,
but most of the pickups and stops
were made amidships or by butting
the ball goat fashion—right on the
face.
Dr Aus Lackey, of Fallston, and
Reese, dental salesman, were the
big sluggers with two Ruthlan
blows, but A1 Bennett and Byron
Williams of the legal lights were
the leading awatamitha with five
hita and six runs each. Glint Near
ton, the lawyers' diminutive second
sacker, was easily the fielding star
of the day and his pick-ups around
the midway bag made up the dif
ference in the score.
Those Features.
The other features included the
hit Attorney Peyton McSwain
made with his head and his pan
ama (7) hat of one of Dr, Lackey s
buzzers across the plate. Federal
Judge E. Yates Webb’s ripping sin
gle over second and his head-first
slide into first base to avoid being
thrown out, Dr. Harrill's stop of a
fast lnrield roller with his facial
features which may require patch
ing by some brother dentist today,
Lawyer Bynum Weathers' base
running, and numerous other hap
penings.
For more than half of the gams
Lawyer A1 Bennett's slants across
the plate with Judge Horace Ken
nedy catching kept the doctors from
doing very much scoring but as the
game progress the medicos picked
up enough baseball lore to discover
that to the fans the horsehlde Is
Just another pill and they began to
prescribe it to all comers of the lot
—and how!
Both teams scored a run each In
(Continued on page nine.)
Mr. Froneberger Of
Bessemer City Passes
Prominent Business Man And
School Board Official. Known
In Cleveland Contny.
• Special to The Star.)
Mr. Henry Cletus Froneberger,
former chairman of the Bessemer
City school board and one of t'.\e
leading business men of the town
died Tuesday morning and was in
terred at the city cemetery Wednes
day at 4 p. m. Funeral services wcie
conducted at Grace Lutheran
church wtth Rev. N. D. Yount, pas
tor of the deceased, officiating. Res’.
L. L. Wall assisted In prayer.
A wife and nine children are left
in bereavement, of the beloved de
ceased, four of whom are actively
engaged in business and the re
maining ones still attending public
school and college.
The flower girls were the life
long and closest of friends to the
family, namely: Miss Ruth Rhyne,
teacher to three of them, and Misses
Lea Mae Briggs, Eva Carpenter,
Zona Neil Withers, Ruth Brown
Luller and Ruth Shcttey. The sup
er-abundance of gorgeous flowcs
bespoke of the affection they pos
sessed of the deceased, and the
large attendance paid their last
tribute to the one of whom they
mourn the great loss of his services
and friendship
Hope Expressed That Commission
ers Will Provide Such For
County.
A lull time health ofllcer and
public nurse were proposed last
night for Cleveland county by Dr.
Chas. Collins, of the state board of
health, before the Klwards club
meeting at Cleveland Springs and
the club unanimously endorsed the
proposition, hoping that the county
commissioners might soon work on
a plan to finance the same. The
state board of health contributes
12,600 annually to each county that
has a public health worker and $1,
250 for a nurse provided the coun*
ties appropriate like amounts. Al
ready 42 counties In the state are
availing themselves of these two
propositions and carry on public
health work.
Dr. D. F. Moors, county physician
also endorsed the plsn In a short,
address In which he declared that
Cleveland county Is neglecting the
most important asset of the county,
the health and lives of her citizens.
•We boast of our cotton crop, our
roads, our schools and many other
things, but we are neglecting the
most important asset of the coun
ty. the health and lives of our peo
ple and especially our children,'’
declared Dr. Moore.
"North Carolina has the highest
birth rate of any state In the union,
but to be first In everything, we
also have the highest Infant death
rate In the union," said Dr. Collins
in pointing out the necessity for
public health work. In counties
where this public health work nas
been carried on, the mortality
among children has been greatly
reduced. Eighty-four Infanta out of
each 1,000 bom in North Carolina
die before their first year and fifty
percent of these deaths an among
children under 90 days old.
A public health worker and nurse
would attempt the control of com
municable diseases and teach sani
tation and health.
Should the county decide to in
stitute health work, the hiring cf
the heads, the settling of pay utd
the direction of the work is in the
hands of local authorities and nos
the state board of health.
County Native Home
On Porto Rico Leave
Mr. T. C. Holland Lived Through
Disastrous Hurricane Last
September.
Mr. T. c. Holland, a native of No.
2 township this county, ig spending
some time with relatives in this
lection this month on a leave of ab
sence from hla Baptist mission
school on the Island of Porto Rico.
At Present Mr. Holland la visiting
his brother-in-law. Mr. Grover C.
Hawkins, in Rutherford county,
while he settles up the estate of his
father, the late T. M. Holland, of
No. 2 township.
Mr. Holland, whose school is id
the northern part of the Island,
says that the island has not aa yet
recovered from the hurricane which
killed 264 people and played havoc
with the crops. Times am especial
ly hard for the lower claaeea which
lived upon and made their living ay
dealing in the three tree fruits—
mangoes, bread fruit, and aguacota
(alligator pears.) Nearly all of tliees
trees were blown down. The other
crops of the Island—sugar cane, to
bacco. citrus fruits and vegetabl-s
—were also badly damaged and
handicapped by the storm.
Mr. Holland has been In Por o
Rico for about five school years
and was In mission work in Cu-a
prior to that time.
Lee Continues To
Hit League Hurling
Up through Wednesday'* game
Cline Owens Lee, star shortstop of
Shelby's recent state high school
champs, was continuing to bang the
ball at a high average with Colum
bus in the Southeastern league. In
Tuesday’s game he won the contest
for Columbus against Selma with a
three-bagger against the right held
fence. At the time the score was
5-5. In Wednesday’s game he secur
ed two hits out of five trips to the
plate, but made an error which let
in one of the Selma runs, 8elma
winning 4 to 2. His batting to data
is seven hits out of 15 trips to the
plate, an average of .457, the high
est in the league. In handling 34
chances he has errored twice.
    

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