North Carolina Newspapers

VOL. XXXV, No. 86
FRIDAY, Jl'LY 10, 1020. Published Monday, VV«dnesday , and Friday Afternoons By man,pet year <inadvance) $2.90
Carrier, per year (In advance) $3.00
I'he Markets.
Cotton, per pound _- l!)c
Colon Seed, per bu.__ 40 !i
Deputies Guard
Mill At Marion;
President Hurt
R. W. Baldwin Suffers Scalp
Wound During; Strike Outbreak
At Plant.
Marion. July 18.—Special depu
ties and members of the rherifl'
department under the direction of
Sheriff Adkins are patrolilng the
streets adjacent to the Marion
Manufacturing company's mill 13
night as result of a clash early to
night between strike pickets and a
force of about 25 strike breakers led
by R. W. Baldwin, president of the
The trouble is said to have occur
red when Mr. Baldwin approached
the property with the new men
with the apparent intention of hav
ing them unload some cotton and
do other work about the mill where
more than 650 employes are out on
The men on guard are reported
to have agreed that Mr. Baldwin
could enter his property but de
clined to let the new men through
the lines. In the argument that
followed clubs and pieces of coal
were used. -Mr. Baldwin was struck
on. the head, the blow inflicting a
scalp wound that blfd profusely.
The strike breakers party was re
Members of the sheriffs depart
ment arrived and succeeded quell -
ing the disturbance. Sheriff Adkt".;
has been on the scene conducting
an intensive investigation since
early today. The situation tonight
is reported to be tense. and the
sheriff's department is taking extra
precautions and no violence is an
ticipated, it was announced.
Those charged with conspiracy to
assault Baldwin and other em
ployes of the Marion Manufactur
ing company are John Wykle. Mer
ritt Ledford. O. A. Bradley. Ernest
Bradley, Delmar Lewis, Joe Pool,
West Fowler, Roy Moody. Early
Ledford, Earl Moody. W. J, Styles
Jess Ledford. John Buss, Ernest
Buss, Charles Fitzgerald. E. M.
Mullin, Charles Justin and Charles
D. F. Giles. Marion attorney, has
been employed to defend the strik
Nolan Heads Schools
In McDowell County
Native Of Cleveland And Son Of
Mr and Mrs. J. B. Nolan Made
County Superintendent.
Anderson V. Nolan, son of Mr.
and Mrs. J. B. Nolan of Shelby has
been appointed superintendent of
schools of McDowell county, having
been elected on Monday of this
week by the McDowell county board
of education to succeed Supt, N. F.
Steppe. Mr. Steppe who has been
county superintendent of the coun
ty schools for 12 years and_conncct
ed with school work in that county
for 20 years, has accepted a posit
ion as salesman for a desk manu
facturing concern
Mr. Nolan has been superintend
ent of city schodix at Old Fort for
a number of years and is held -n
high esteem in educational circles.
His many friends in Cleveland
county congratulate him on his pro
motion in that county where he has
worked with such success.
Before going to McDowell county
he was superintendent of a largo
school in Chatham county. He is a
graduate of Wake Forest college and
is well and favorably known
throughout that section. He will as
sume his duties about September
1st and between now and then will
be in the office with Mr. Steppe
who resigned last Monday.
Cleveland People
Marry In Cherokee
Several couples from Shelby,
Cleveland county and this imnied
ate section of the state, obtained
marriage licenses in Cherokee coun
ty, S. C., last week according to the
records in the office of the Jud^e
of the Probate Court at Gaffney.
The record follows:
John Cook and Nell Lind-ey.
both of Gastonia, N. C.
Isaac Petty and Florence Lock -,
both of Hickory, N. C.
John Beamegard Glenn. Shelby.'
N. C , and Ida Hamrick, of Gas
tonia. N. C
J L May and Julia Bell. bo*h of
Grover, N. C.
heon Cooper and Lillian Collins,
both of Shelby, N. C.
Ralph Elkina. Asheville, N. C„
and Macie Overman. Gastonia, N. C.
Benjamin Abernathy and Jessie
Craig, both of Hickory, N. C.
Paul Birchfield and Lucile Corne.
both of Gastonia. N. C.
Lee Hampton Swink and Willie
Martin, both of Lawndale. N. C.
Grady Hunt and Elizabeth Ban
on. both of Crsar. N C.
'nvorott l-InlVifi<*ld and “Sarah
Greene, both of Shelby. N. C.
Judge Sink Not
To Preside Over
Strikers’ Case
Barnhill Designated Instead. Gen
eral Opinion Is Case Will
Come Here.
The appeal for a change of venue
for the textile strikers at. Gastonia
charged with the murder of Chief
of Police Aderholt, will be heard
before Judge M. V. Barnhill of
Rocky Mount and not. Judge I
Hoyle Sink, as had been originally
planned, according to information
coming to Shelby today. The opin
ion prevails that the trial will in
all probability be moved to some
other county and present indica
tions are that it will come to Shel
by. Judge Sink is not to preside at
the special session of Gaston coun
ty court on account of the serious
illness of his mother.
Judge N. A. Townsend, executive
counsel, announced the change in
assignment in a statement issued on
behair of Governor O. Max Gard
ner this afternoon. Governor Gard
ner is attending the Governor's
conference at New London. Conn.
The special term of Gaston court
was called to try the strike leaders,
strikers, and tent colony guards
held on charges of murder in con
nection with the fatal shooting of
Police Chief Aderholt at the strikers
tent colony at Loray Mills in Gas
tonia about two months ago.
Judge Sink wrote Judge Town
send explaining that he was willing
to open the term of court, but that
due to the serious nature of his
mother's illness he might have to
break up the court if she took a
turn for the worse.
In his statement Judge Town
send said that in view cf the men
tal worry that Judge Sink must
feel in connection with his mother's
illness it had been decided to re
lievC him of the Gaston court and
he will not be assigned any addit
ional court until he feels that his>
mother's condition will warrant his
being away from her.
"I have selected Judge Barnhill to
take this assignment in his stead."
the stetement said, "because he is
removed from that section and is
recognized all over the state as be
ing fair and impartial."
Mrs. Blanton
Died Monday
Forest City Courier.
Mrs. Roxana Gardner Blanton,
widow of the late Whitt M. Blan
ton, died at the home of her son.
Mr. Bryant Blanton, on East Main
street here Monday at 12:15 o'clock,
after suffering some time with
heart trouble. She had been ill
sometime, but was thought to Le
bcttei Monday and died suddenly.
Funeral services were held at the
home of Mr. Bryant Blanton Wed
nesday afternoon at 4 o'clock, and
were in charge of Dr. W. A. Ayres,
of Forest City, and Rev. A. T.
Stoudenmirc, of Henrietta. Inter
ment was in the Sandy Run ceme
tery, Sandy Run Baptist church.
Mrs. Blanton is survived by eight
children, five sons and three daugh
ters, as follows; Alfred Blanton
Petersburg. Va.. Boyd Blanton. Lat
timore; Cheever Blanton, Moores
boro; Bookter Blanton, Richmond,
Va.; Bryant Blanton, Forest City;
Miss Ytoe Blanton, Forest City:
Mrs. Trevous Lamb. Edneyville;
Mrs. C. D. Harrill, Canton. One
half sister. Miss Martha Bridges, of
Elletiboro, twenty grandchildren and
two great grandchildren survive
Mrs. Blanton was S member of
the Lattimore Baptist church.
She had been making her home
here with her son. Mr. Bryant Blan
ton, since the death of her husband
who died of injuries received in an
automobile wreck on September Vi.
Supt. Smith Talk*
To Kiwani* Club
Capt. B. I.. Smith, newly elected
superintendent of the Shelby public
schools addressed the Kiwanis club
at its reeular weekly meeting at
Cleveland Springs hotel last night
He renewed the prevalence of crime
In this country which is costing an
nually seven and a half billion dol
lars. Education of the youth of the
land and proper mental, moral arid
physical training will help stay this
drrin. He outlined the objectives
of the city schools, urging proper
equipment, public interest and sup
port. etc. Capt Smith's address
was well received and he was con
gratulated by his fellow Klwaniars
for the fine spirit he manifests anrt
his thorough know ledge of school
affair-, j. ,t. i.aiimioir led charge
of i he program
New Farm Board Starts Big Effort
President Hoover sits \v th his newly created Farm Relief Board at the first mooting in
Washington, D. ('. Left to right, sitting: James C. Stone of Lexington, Ky., vice-chair
man. representing tobacco; Secretary of Agriculture Arthur M. Hyde, ex-offic o member
of the board; President Hoover, Alexander II. Legge, Chairman; Charles C. Teague of
Los* Angeles, fruit farming. Standing; William F. Schilling of Northfield, Minn., dairying;
Charles S. Wilson of Hall, N. V.. Eastern agr cultural interests spokesman; Carl Williams
of Oklahoma City, cotton, and C. B. Denman of Farmington. Mo., live stock.
Says She Didn’t Tell
Son To Beat Father
Mrs John Philbcck. whose hus
band is a patient in the Shelby
hospital suffering from a gun-shot
wound inflicted by their son, Perry
Philbeck. 19 years of age. when the
father refused to allow the son the
use of the family automobile last
Sunday, says she did not tell the
son to " ask your daddy for the use
of the car and if he refuses, jump
on him and beat him up " Mrs.
Philbeck says she did not take the
son's part in the discussion over
whether the son would have the use
of the car or not.
The son who left the house after
the shooting and started in the di
rection of Shelby to jive himself up
to the officers, according to his
j story, but left the community, has
not been heard from since.
Speedy Justice
Is Meted Out In
The Court Here
Judge Kennedy Holds Night Ses
sion For First Time In His
A new record was made lor law
enforcement for Shelby and Cleve
land county last Wednesday nig it
when two defendants were arrested
on charges of violating the pro
hibition law, were brought to Shel
by, tried and fined, and were bade
home within less tlv.n two hours.
Incidentally it might be mentioned
that this is the first time Jud^e
Horace Kennedy has ever held re
corder's court at nigh:.
A deputy sheriff, while patrolling
the highways near Mooresboro, no
ticed a suspicious looking automo
bile in front of him and when the
vehicle came to a stop the deputy
made a search. 'He located two
pints of liquor and placed Mitt
Tate, the driver, under arrest. He
asked Tate where the liquor was
secured and the car driver replied
that he had purchased it at a fill
ing station a short distance away.
The deputy then visited the filling
station and arrested Sherrill Big
gerstaff. The tw'o defendants were
brought to Shelby and expressed
their desire for a speedy, trial. That
being the case, Judge Kennedy con
sented to convene court and he im
posed a fine of $32.50 upon Tate and
$07.50 upon Biggerstaff. The fines
were paid and the couple left Im
mediately thereafter for then
homes, the entire transaction hav
ing occupied less than two hours.
Hamrick Will Be
College Bursar
Thomasvillc. July 18.—F. B, Ham
rick. for 17 years with the Mil's
home, Baptist institution for or
phans here, has offered his re<ig
nation to the trustees in order tint
he may areepi the call recent y
tendered him to become bursar of
Meredith college, Raleigh. The rc- !
signation is to become effective
August 15, when Mr. Hamrick takes
up his new work.
Rev. John Arch McMillan, who
for year shas been alumni secretary
of Wake Forest college, has Ibis
week eccepted the call of the Mills
home church to become pastor ana ,
in connection accepts the call o!
the trustees to become editor of
Charity and Children Mr. M.-Millfm
wilt fake up hi*, work here oh An
Taxpayers Of County Appear
To Favor Devoting Portion
Of Refund To The Hospital
Some Say Taxes Are Already Too High,
Without Consideration Of Fact That Slash
Is To Be Made. Most Expression Heartily
In Favor.
Replies preponderated in favor of devoting five cents
of the proposed 15 cents per $10<) tax valuation reduction in
Cleveland county continue to arrive at the office of this
newspaper in response to the query sent out some time ago!
to a number of representative citizens of the county. Some
opposition is expressed, as was to be expected, but for the
most part the citizens of the county appear to favor the ap
propriation for an addition to the city hospital and the em
ployment of a county health nurse and a countv health di
Among the replies received within the past few days arc
Cv following, and others will be published from time to time
] am in favor of the five cent tax
lev/ for this proposition.
I am in favor of the needed ad
dition to the local hospital but. ar.i
undecided about, the county health
officer and the county nurse.
T am in fever of the entire prop
I am not in favor of putting more
tax on. Our taxes are too high now
Once it is put on. it will never be
taken off.
Yes. T am In favor of this move
ment as it is a forward step for our
I have talked wit ha good number
of people and they all say put this
to a vote. People feel they need less
taxes. People don't call a hospital
theirs when they have to pay for
services rendered.
I beg to say that since this tax
may be removed in a few’ years, by
all means let us have it. I feel that
the people of the county arc under
many obligations to you for agitat
ing this question.
I voted for the hospital bonds, but
thought it should have been a coun
ty .vide proposition and still think
so. Am also heartily -n favor of the
addition being built at county ex
prnsc in conjunction with the Duk**
foundatio% aid.
If the ' health" fund is not to be
squandered, am in favor of a coun
ty nurse and whole time county
Tn regard to the hospital and its
benefit to the county I cannot say
enough for it and Cleveland coun
ty ought to support It but I am no*
willing to help pay a public doctor
and nurse.
I am in favor of this proposition.
I have asked 29 leading business
men of our county from seven dif
ferent townships where they stood
on this question. Not one was in
favor of creating any more of
fices but would like to see some of
| the present ones abandoned.
Likes Shelby And
May Locate Here
I ing a week at the Hotel Victor here
| and Mr. Shinn says that he and h1s
family are so well pleased with the
climate here and the friendliness
| manifested by Shelby people that
he may locate In this city and
make Shelby his permanent home
He is one of the field representa
tives of the McGraw-Hill publica
tions, publishing a large number of
business and trade papers.
Appeal Is Dismissed In Route
To Be Followed By Highway 18
1 he appeal and the decision
of tlie district highway commis
sion relative to the location of
state road Number 18. from
Shelby to the South Carolina
line was dismissed at a hear
ing yesterday of the North Car
olina state highway commission.
■J. Clint Newton, representing
the people of the Earl section,
appeared before the commission
and asked for a rr-location but
this was refused.
Tt is understood that-' thj. i.
the final chapter m the much i
argued ami long disputed ques
tion as to which route will be
The only appeal from I he de
cision of the highway commis
sion under the circumstances
would be to obtain a court in
junction and it was stated here
today by attorneys interested in
the case that this will not be
This means in effect that the
“direct route" will be followed
In eonstrurttne the-new mad
from Shelby to the ,south Caro
lina lihe
Banks Reflect
That Business
Is On Upgrade j
SUtemrnls Of Condition Shows
Orpnsits And Itrsouirrs Arc
’Mine some towns and cities m
this section of tlie country nrc be- |
wailing the so-called hard time,
there does not appear to exist sucii !
a condition hi Cleveland count; J
and in Shelby if the combined ban*:
statements of all the bankin'?
houses of the county may be taken
as a barometer
Call was Issued a few days ago l, •
national and stale bans officials
for conditions of prltate. state and
national banks as of July 1 and ac
cording to the published statements
of the 11 institutions of this char
aeter in Cleveland county there are
total deposits, time anti demand, in i
Cleveland of $4,804.720 8:1 while ttv
combined resources of the 11 batiks
in the county are $1,713,655,01.
Local bankers when aske dth ,
morning for an expression of opin
ion. said that they considered the
statements as being entirely salts
factory. They recognize the fact
that business conditions are not as
good now as they have been at
times tn the past, but they think
that the showing made by the
Cleveland county banks as a who),,
is very creditable.
"We do not see anything fj
worry about at this pnrticula.
time, business is not -so very good
but it is not so very bad and if our
business men pay strict attention
to their enterprises, we believe that,
by fall conditions in Cleveland
county 'will be eminently satisfac
tory," said one banker this morn
Turkey Gobbler
Nestles Potatoes
• Special to The Start
Mr. S. J. Cabaniss a substan
tial farmer of the Double
Sprints community, had a very
unusual thing to happen on his
farm recently. The old turkey
gobbler, boss of the bam yard,
decided he wanted to set. He
selected teh place for his ness,
out in the Irish potato patch in
the hot sunshine. The potatoes
had been dug but a few were
overlooked. After making his
nest as comfortable as he could
in this place he rolled several
potatoes in it and began set
ting. After missing him from
the yard for several days Mr
Cabaniss started hunting for
him and found him setting.
Thinking he would break him
from the nest Mr. Cabaniss
threw him off the nest and roil
ed a stump in it. But he still
persist in setting anyway, so he
made another nest a few feet
from the old one and rolled
more potatoes in it and started
setting again
Mr Cabaniss says his mother
has been raising turkeys ever
since he can remember but this
is the first time he has heard
of a thing like this.
Judge Harding Is
To Preside Here
Judge W F„ Harding, of Char
lotte. will be the presiding judge for
the two weeks term of Cleveland
county superior court, which is to
convene here next Monday morning
at 10 o'clock, according to informa
tion obtained here this morning. I:
has been thought that possibly
Judge James L. Webb of Shelby
and Judge Harding might effect
an exchange and that Judge Webb
might preside over the court here,
but it was stated here today the
this is not satisfactory to Judge
Webb and that Judge Harding will
come to Shelby as scheduled. Th”
docket contains a total of 150 cases
for trial in the criminal division,
but it is not probable that more
than one third of these will be call
Shelby Fishermen
Bring Back Shark
A party or Shelby fishermen, re
turning Wednesday night from
Morehead City, proudly exhibited
as a part of their catch one of the
first sharks ever exhibited in this
city. They brought the odd fish
back here, packed in ice and it is
now on display at the Shelby poo!
room. The catch was made by M. C\
Putnam and he says that the big
fish gave him quite a battle before
it was finally landed. The partv
spent Sunday morning tint it Wed
nesday at the beach and included
were Mr Putnam J. F. Flhott. C
C. Fc-araon and L. n Eetea
Formal Notice Given
Of Appeal Will Stay
King’s Electrocution
Case Will Be Given Precedence On South
Carolina Supreme Court Calendar And
Decision May Be Obtained About First Of
Chester, S. July 17.—Solicitor Harry Hines of>
castor tonight stated he had received a letter from Thomas
1' McDow. of York, chief defense counsel for Rafe King,
notifying him officially of their intention of appealing: the
<asc to the Smith Carolina supreme court and they will ask
for a new trial for the defendant, who was found gyilty bv
a Chester county jury of murdering his wife, Faye Wilson
King, on January 25, last, at their home at Sharon. The
solicitor said he had “accepted service," and had so written
Mr M( I fhi^ nffnrnn n
- -
Receives Respite
Key Club Will
Move Quarters
Important Mrrtln* Of Thr Mrm
t*rr* la Schrdulrd To Bp
Hold Tonight.
The Key club, one of the city's
principal .social organisations, is
planning to move within the next
week or 10 days from its location in
the Hoey building, just in the rear
of the postoffice. to the new
Weathers and Blanton building,
next door to the Masonic temple.
The club lias obtained a long time
lease on the second floor of the
new structure. which is ideally
equipped for purposes of this kind
and provided with every modern
convenience, including shower baths
and the like, an dthe new borne of
the club will compare favorably, it
is said by the officers, with any
other social club in this portion of
the state.
A call has been Issued for an im
portant meeting of the club to be
held tonight at 8 o’clock at which
time several questions will be con
sideerd. The matter of purchasing
new furniture will be taken up and
a probable assessment on all mem
bers to cover this cost and the cost
of moving will be discussed.
William Andrews, the secretary,
this morning said that he is very
anxious to have all members in at
tendance tonight so that these
problems may be disposed of and
any criticisms heard before moving
and not afterwards.
200 Masons Here
For District Meet
Grand Worshipful Master And
Grand Worshipful Secrotary
Are Distinguished Guests.
About. 200 Masons gathered here
Wednesday evening at the Masonic
Temple building at the rail of Dis
trict Grand Deputy J. Frank Rob
erts in an annual get-together at
tended by the Grand Worshipful
Master Phoenix and Grand
Worshipful Master Anderson, two of
the highest state officials in Ma
sonry in North Carolina. At the roll
call, every lot|re in the district was
represented with a number of visi
tors from this state and South
Carolina. With Capt. Roberts and
C. S. Young in the chair at differ
ent times, work in the third degree
was communicated by a trained de
gree team, after which a numbe.’
of short talks were made by J. H
Quinn. Rev. Mr. Denby. C. B. Mc
Braver and distinguished visitors
Messrs. Phoenix and Anderson.
After ihr program was over, rc
fl'rjunanu wait aerved.
This action on the part of Solici
tor Hines automatically stays the
sentence of electrocution or Km?,
vlncli was set for September 20 by
• iiiclRe J. K. Henry on July 10.
When Solicitor Hines announced
••i” postponement, newspaper men
' istened to notify Kin?, thinking
that, he would be happy to hear the
news. Howeer he accepted the news
toically. as he has done everythin*
throughout the trial, and stated
that he was not worried about the
sentence of electrocution. He re
marked that he ate well and slepr
well and nothing bothered him. »i
riing that he had one true friend,
and that was God.
Miles Wood of Chester, court
stenographer of the sixth circuit,
estimates that It will take approxi
mately 25 days to transcribe hta
notes on the King trial. When his
notes are turned over to the de
fense attorneys their appeal will be
perfected in about 60 days. It la
thought, and since the case ts of
outstanding interest, it will taka
precedence in the court, reaching
the supreme court probably by Oc
tober A decision will likely be ten
dered about November 1, it is
thought In legal circles
J. S. Elliott Dies
In Mississippi
Native Of Cleveland Dies In Boon
rille At Are Of 92. One Of Last
Of Family.
James Smith Elhott, a native of
Cleveland county, where he was
born in 1837, passed away the first
week In July In Booneville, Miss.,
at the age of 92 years. He was a
brother of the county’s esteemed
citizen. Mr. James C. Elliott of R-l
Lattimore and is the last survivor of
that family, except his brother,
James B. His mother was a daugh
ter of Minor Smith and he served
in the Confederate army with his
brother-in-law Geo. Blanton in Dr.
O. P. Gardner’s volunteer company
in the 38th N. C. Regiment.
Mr. Elliott went to Mississippi
with hia father in 1854 and lived
there all his life except the four
years he served in the war. Says
the Booneville, Miss.. Independent:
• In early life he uhited with the
Baptist church at Old Zion in
North Carolina. He was baptized by
Rev. Mr. Dixon, who was the pastor
of this church tor 59 consecutive
years and the father of Thomas
Dixon, the noted author. He united
with Osborne church after coming
to Mississippi and later became a
member of the Gaston church of
which he was a deacon and active
member for many years. At his spe
cial request his remains were car
ried by way of his old home, to the
Gaston cemetery.
"He was married to Mrs. Mary
Barnes, who passed away in 1907.
He is survived'by six daughters,
Miss Lillian Elliott, Mrs. Thad Ev
erett. Mrs. Jim Moore, Mrs. Frank
Martin, all of Booneville; Mrs. Jim
Greene of Corinth, and Mrs. Will
Moore, of Biltmore, N. C. All were
with him during his last illness ex
cept Mrs. Will Moore, who failed
to reach his bedside until after his
death, because of the non-delivery
of a message. He is also survived by
I two grand-sons, Paul Butler of
Booneville. and Roderick Butler of
Atlanta, who are the sons of a de
| ceased daughter, Mrs. John Butler
He is the last one of a family of
eleven children, his youngest broth
er having died last year."
Little Damage In
Basement Blaze .
The fire department was called
to the home of M. P. Coley on N.
Morgen street last Wedensday night
by a blaze in the basement of the
heme The fire was extinguished
without difficulty and the dam egg
dene i.-, iuopoaed to be very imtiL

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