10 PAGES TODAY VOL. XXXV, No. 71 SlIELBY, N. C. FRIDAY, JUNE 21, 1929 Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons Hy mail, per year (In advance) $2.50 Carrier, per year (In advance) $3.00 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.