Last Of Tom Sawyer’s Gang
Has Gone On Great Adventure
Hannibal Mo. - Tom Sawyer's
nand of adventuirrs a!l have gone
on to the great adventure.
Those who now would learn ol
them must take tlielr tore from th.
imprint that Mark I’watn and hl.-(
boyhood playmates left in tl|is cog
tier of Missouri.
The larf of those, who, yiln
*'SamT’ Clemens fought the im
aginary pirates of the Mississippi,
passed with the death of "Gull"
Others ldenitfied with the Twain
group were S. H. Hotteyman, Jim
McDaniel. B. O. Farthing. Ed Fierce
and, of course. Laura Frazier, whom
the humorist immortalized n<
Young Clemens, Brady recallrd,
was a bashful boy. with a fond
ness for pretty little girls.
"He had to -do his ‘sparkin'*’ bv
proxy,” he once said. "Once I
heard him say to his school desk
mate ‘John, if you will go and tell
Laura at recess that 1 like her, and
think she’s the prettiest girl In
school. I'll give you the next nppb
The “Laura” was Laura Frazier.
She preceded “Qull” to the grave
by a few weeks.
And ao has passed the “old
Twain gang.” but the years only
etch deeper it* marks on Hannibal
and the dirty faced, pantalooned
leader left the adventure’s im
press on literature's shelves for
succeeding generations to read—
and chuckle over.
i wain's mark Is deeply etched
in the communities that knew him
first, if not beet.
Ths .two, room house at Florida,
Mo, yrherq_ Clemens was bom. is r.
nhrlna. Cm Its walls are commen
datory letter* from three presi
dent*: Wilson, who “greatly ad
mired” the Writer; Harding, who
classed lilm as “foremost among
men t>t letters." and Coolldge, who
railed him “distinctly American."
A memorial bust In Florida’s square
is inscribed) “He cheered and
comforted a .tired World.”
Twain** Hannibal home Is a
Criminal Court r ”
# Clears Docket
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tng the prohibition law, entered a
plea of guilty and was sentenced to
pay a fine or $25 and the costs.
Three cases against J. Flay Plax
lco. charging embezzlement, wete
Robert Byers, charged with lar
ceny. entered a plea of nolo con
tendere and was sentenced to serve
18 months on the road with the
stipulation that the property stolen
and now In the possession of the
court be returned to the Webb
The following ware the cases dis
posed of Wednesday after The Star
went to press:
B. W. Plxley, who was charged
With the theft of a large number of
chickens, was found guilty by a jury
an(J was sentenced to serve 12
months on the roads.
Odd Towery, charged with seduc
tion, Was tried by a Jury and a ver
dict of hot guilty was returned.
Fred Bowers, driving while drunk,
entered a plea of guilty and it ap
pearing to the court that the de
fendant bad already served four
monthM Judgment was suspended
Reuben McKinney, charged with
seduction, was called and failed to
answer to his name. A capias was
John Kerk entered a plea of
guilty to receiving and possessing
and waa sentenced to serve 60 days
on the roads,
John Ram entered a plea of
guilty to violating the prohibition
* law and was sentenced to pay a fine
1 of $135 and the costs.
Marvin Orlgg, charged with vio
lating the prohibition law, demand
' ed a trial by jury and while the
| ease was being heard. Judge Hard
> tag directed a verdict of not. guil
Floyd Tolbert entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of drunkenesa
and waa sentenced to pay a fine
Boyd Bostic was charged with
driving while drunk. A jury was
empaneled but before the hearing
of testimony began the defandant
entered a plea of guilty and was
sentenced to pay a fine of $50 and
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State Spends Million
Less On Our Schools
(explanation Is That (here Is l,et
(ip On Building*, sites,
North Carolinians spent $1,000,
000 less for their public schools In i
1927-28 than lliey did in 1920-27, so
declares Stair School Facts, the
official publication of the state dr- j
partnient of public in its current }
"A comparison of I lie two years
the publication continues "shows!
that, in t92fi-27 the total sum of:
$36,701,501.30 was spent fnr these |
schools, whereas during the school
year 1927-28 the sum of $35,655,440
70 was expended for all public
srhool purposes below college grade
"Tbe explanation of the decrease,”
the publication states, "Is the fact
that more than two million dollars
less were spent for capital outlay
purposes—new buildings, sites and
equipment. In 1926-27 more than 11
mllllon’dollars were paid out. for
this class of expenditures, whereas
In 1927-28 slightly more than nine
million dollars were put into new
buildings and school equipment.
"The year 1527-28 marks the low
est point that capital outlay ex
penditures have reached since 1921
22, when the coat of the new build
ings erected and equipped slightly
exceeded six million dollars."
On the other hand, as the pub
lication points out, the amount of
money spent for the current opera
tion and maintenance of the schoo's
Increased one million dollars over
the preceding year. It cost $26,580 -
686.40 to operate the elementary and
secondary schools during 1927-28
twenty-five and a hart million dol
lars did the job.
There is a tendency for current
expense to Increase from year to
year, but the rate of increase this,
past year Is the lowest within the
past eight years. This million do'
lars represents a 4 per cent in
crease, whereas ^n 1920-21 the-e
was a 40.8 per cent Increase; In
year, therefore, is less than half the
1921-22, 15.3 percent ; in 1922-23,
11.1 per cent; In 1923-24, 106 per
cent; In 1924-25, 102 per cent; in
1925-36, 8.5 percent; and 1926-27.
12 per cent. The increase the past
percentage Increase of any the pre
ceding seven years.
Misses Verna Elmore and Ar.n
Luta are leaving this week for a
three weeks visit to Virginia Beach,
Washington and Baltimore.
Miss Bess Freeman, daughter ol
Mr. and Mrs. R. O. Freeman re
turned Wednesday from Chapel
HU1 where she has been attending
Miss Adelaide Cabaniss will have
as week-end guests: Misses Calla
Clement of Spartanburg. Emily
Camp of Forest City. Rosa Lee
Scruggs of Rutherfordton. and
Sara Lee Hamrick of Bolling
Mrs. W. L. Hutchins of Hickory Is
visiting her sister. Mrs. Carl Webb
Rains Breaks Into
People who had looked forward
with the keenest sort of anticipation
to the baseball battle scheduled to
be staged at the city park yester
day afternoon between the barrls- j
ters of the city and the icemen's
team were badly disappointed wher.
old Jupiter Pluvius broke forth ir
all his fury and as a result wet
grounds prevented the contest from
taking plans. No plans had been
completed this morning for having
the game played at a later date, but
it is said this will certainly be
Appear On Square
Attracted to the city by the fact
that this is Cleveland Superior court
week in Shelby, numbers of huck
sters brought wagon loads of fruit
and food stuffs to the city this week
and clustered about court square.
Included in the offerings were wa
termelons, cantaloupes, peaches, ap
ples and the like, and most'of the
wagons appeared to be doing a prof
| itable business.
QIABTET TO SING AT
MEN'S BIBEE < EASS
Bran lion-Shepherd quartet made j
up of talent front the Shelby mill!
and South Shelby section will be
with the mens Bible class of Cen
tral Methodist church Sunday
morning, July 26, The members of
the class that were present severe.i
weeks ago when this quartet sang
their spirituals will be deliRhted to ;
know of this arrangements. It is \
hoped that a large crowd will be
present this Sunday to hear them j
Star Advertising Pays,
Attorney General Rrummitl Says i
lixcculivp Will Testify Or
Raleigh. July 25.—Governor O.
Max Gardner will either have to
appear ns n witness In the Gastonia
trial or else offer a deposition con
taining the testimony desired, in
the opinion of Attorney-General
Dennis O. Brummitt, who states
that he knows of no statute grant
ing a governor or any other offieial
Immunity after being subpoenaed
Governor Gardner has r.nt yet
indicated what course he experts to
Since the'consolidated statutes
gives to state and national officials
the alternative of giving a deposi
tion in criminal cases, rather than
compelling them to appear in per
son, it is thought likely that Gov
ernor Gardner will make a deposi
tion rather than go to Gastonia per
sonally to testify In the trial of
the score of mill workers and strik
ers charged with the murder of
Chief of Police Aderholt However,
if he should refuse either to at
tend the trial and testify or to
mak» a deposition, he could be com
pelled to attend or be held In con
tempt. of court. And since contempt
of court. Is not. pardonable, the
governor would be unable to par
don himself should he be found tn
contempt and sentenced by the
Judge. However, it Is not believed
that the matter will be carried to
such a remote eventuality.
The mast famous case on record
Involving a similar point tn law
was when President, Thomas Jeffer
son was called as a witness in the
trial of Aaron Burr for treason.
President Jefferson refused to ap
pear as a witness, although he of
fered to furnish all his private let
ters and records for the benefit of
the defense. Chief Justice John
Marshall had held that he was not
immune from witness duty, but did
not order him to appear alter ne
had refused to do so.
Whether Governor Oardner will
be required to produce certain let
ters written to hint by strikers will
depend entirely upon the decision of
the Judga presiding over the trial.
In the opinion of the attorney
If the Judge decides that the
letters which the defense wants
Governor Gardner to produce at
the trial are pertinent to the case,
and then orders Governor Gardner
to produce them, they will have to,
be produced. But if the judge
holds that they arc not pertinent,
the defense cannot compel their
introduction into the testimony.
Opinion among the legal profes
sion here is that while it looks
rather presumptuous on the part of
the defense to subpoena the gov
ernor of the state as a witness in
this trial, when he has no direct
knowledge of the circumstances,
that nevertheless Governor Gard
ner will do everything in- his power
to assist the defendants to get a
fair and impartial trial and that
if necessary he will testify personal
ly. despite the time It would take
from his duties as governoi
Rupert P. Mills, famous athlete
of a decade ago, was drowned in
Lake Hopnteong, N. J., on Saturday.
r**: *•!•! on »ir ** 4.
Light frost fell over a section of
northern New York Friday night
and did some damage" to growing
crops. It was the latesat frost re
corded in that section in the last
Three flyers lost their lives when
their plane crashed near Perry
burg, Ohio, on Saturday. 'I he men
were trapped in the wreckage and
were burned to death.
The high cost of living wouldn't
be such a problem If the luxuries
of yesterday had not become the
necessities of today. — Nashville
After two years of preparation,
William C Winstead, calf club
member of Person county, began
shipping cream from his eight eows
Lafayette National park, on Mt
Desert Island. Me. is in the area
once referred to as Acadia, and is
to be renamed Acadia National
Camel meat was scried at ban
quets by the Emperor HeliogabaJus.
The republic of Czechoslovakia
requires all communities to main
tain public libraries.
Java is an island of comparative
ly recent volcanic origin.
The national flower of China is
Waited at Church
■Charging (hat he hacked out of
their marriage five times, after
she had prepared two trousseaus,
?Alma Pinkerton, above, pretty
[24-year-old bookkeeper of St.
f,ouis, has filed a $300,000
breach of promise suit against
Max Manne, wealthy furniture
manufacturer. She also alleges
he rt-proposed after the suit .was
Pleasant Hill News
Of Current Week
(Special to The Start
# Our pastor. Rev. W. G. Camp,
will conduct a revival meeting be
ginning Sunday morning, July 28,
The B y. P. U. is progressing
nicely with Mr. George tiookadoo as
president. The members have Just
completed a study course taught by
the pastor with Miss Verdie Walker
teaching the juniors.
The Junior B. Y. P. U. was enter
tained with a'bum’s hike" social at
the home of their leader, Mrs.
Winifred McSwain Saturday after
noon from 5:30 to 8 o'clock. On their
hike they carried flowers to several
shut-ins. On returning to the home
of their leader they were served
cake and punch.
The W. M. U. met with Mrs. G. B.
McSwain Saturday afternoon. A
very interesting program was ran
Mr. and Mrs. Quay Bridges vis
ited Mr. and Mrs. G. W. Lookadoo
Misses tallage. Annie Lee and
Willie Walker and Marie Blanton
were dinner guests Sunday of Mrs.
D. o. McSwain. •
Miss Euphra Ramsey span* Sun
day with Mr. and Mrs. Winffred Mc
Mr. and Mrs. George Look ad on
and Mr. and Mrs. George McSwain
were week-end visitors of Mr. and
Mrs. G. B. McSwain.
Mr. and Mrs. Horace Dover, Mrs.
John Dover. Miss Zulia Allen and
Mrs. Hambright of Kings Mountain
visited Mr. and Mrs. G L. Hamrick
Sunday afternoon. •
Mr and Mrs. D. S. McKinney ana
family of Ellenboro visited their sis
ter, Mrs. W. E. Walker Sunday.
The recent births into the com
munity were: A daughter, Maiv
Helen, to Mr. and Mrs. A. Yates
Hamrick: a daughtei to Mr. and
Mrs. Bulo Brooks, also a daughter
to Mr. and Mrs. Aldcn-McSwain.
Mr. and Mrs. D. O. McSwain and
family and Miss Euphra Ramsey
returned Friday after a week's va
cation visiting relatives in and neat
Mr. W E. Walker and children,
tallage. Willie and J. Z. spert
Wednesday in Asheville. Miss Nora
Walker accompanied them home
after attending summer school at
Mr. and Mrs. P C. Blanton and
family were Sunday guests of Mr.
and Mrs. Shelton McSwain.
Messrs. Fay and T L. McSwair.
M. Elbe, Bob Padgett and T. C.
Brackett are spending this week in
Miss Odessa McSwain spent Wed
nesday in Gaifrmy. s C,
Miss Mildred Cabaniss spent the
week-end with Miss Mary Lovelace.
White Sox Meet
life Shelbv White Sox. local col
ored baseball team, announced this
morning that arrangements have
been made for a game to be played
at the city park here ne« Tuesday
afternoon at 3:30 o’clock between
the White Sox and the taurenc
Tigers, hailing from Laurens. S. C.
It is expected that a big crowd will
witness the game as fans here sav
that the negroes play jam up base
II. N. McDlarmtd, 'Pastor.
9:30 a. m —Workers council.
9:45 a. m.—Sunday school.
11 a. m.—Worship.
7 p. m.—Junior Christian En
7:15 p. m.—Young People's choir.
8 p. m.—Worship.
8 p. m.— Prayer service.
SHEI.BY CIRCUIT (Methodist)
Rev. R. L. Forbls, Pastor.
El Bethel: preaching first and
tliird Sundays at 11 a. m.
Sulphur Springs: preaching
fourth Sunday morning and second
Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
Sharon Church: preaching sec
ond Sunday morning at 11 and
fourth Sunday afternoon at 3.
Pine Grove Church: preaching
third Sunday afternoon.
Salem Church: preaehlng first
LaFAYETTE ST. M. E. CHURCH
Rev. R1. B. Johnson, Pastor.
Sunday school each Sunday at
9:45. Marvin Blanton. Supt.
Poaching each Sunday at 11 a.
m. and 7:30 p. m.
Prayer meeting each Wednesday
evening at 7:30.
Epworth league each Sunday
evening at 6:45.
DOVER BAPTIST CHURCH
D. F. Putnam, Pastor.
Sunday school 9:45—C. G. White,
preaching at 10:45 by Rev. Mr.
FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH
Dr. Zeno Wall, Pastor.
Sunday school each Sunday
morning at 9:30 o’clock.
Preaching by the pastor at 11 a.
m. and 8.
Mid-week-prayer service each
Wednesday at 7:30.
All B. Y. P. U.s meet each Sun
day evening at 7 o’clock.
A cordial welcome awaits all vis
itors and strangers.
Marion street school building.
Sunday school 10 a. m.
Communion service 11 a. a.
Vesper service 8 p. m.
Luther League 7:15 p. m.
NEARBY BAPTIST CHURCHB3
Rev. H. E. Waldrop, Pastor.
Ross Grove, Thursday before the
first Sundays at 7 o’qjjock; first
Sundays at 11 o’clock and third
Sundays, afternoon at 2:80 o’clock.
Sunday school each Sunday morn
ing at 10 o’clock.
Elizabeth: Saturday night before
second Sunday, second and fourth
Sunday at 11 o’clock. Sunday
school each Sunday morning at 10
Eastside church: Third Sunday
morning and every Sunday night.
Sunday school at 10 o’clock each
Buffalo church: Saturday before
the fourth Sunday and on fourth
Sunday in each month at 2:30
o’clock. Sunday school at 10 o’clock
The 100-inch telescope at Mi,
Wilson reveals about 1,500,000,000
Gobelin tapestry weavers used
more than 14,000 color shades and
NOTICE OF SALE OF LAND.
Under and by virtue of the au
thority conferred by deed of trust
by J. A Walker and wife Mattie
Walker, to the First National bank
of Durham, N. C., trustee, dated
the 15th of March. 1928, and re
corded in book 150 on page 185,
Cleveland county registry, the First
National bank of Durham, N. C„
trustee will on
August 27, 1929, at 12 o'clock M.
at the court house door in Cleveland
county, will sell at public auction
for cash to the highest bidder the
■following described property:
Situated in the southwestern
square of the town of Shelby, N. C.
and known as a part of the R. L.
Short lot in the W. A. Wray addi
tion to the town of Shelby. N. C.,
and bounded as follows: Beginning
at a stake, a rew corner In the west
edge of Morgan street, Wilson's and
Rippy's corner, runing thence N. 2
E. 55 feet to a stake; thence N. 88
W. 163 feet to the east edge of 15
foot alley; thence S. 2 W. rr feet to
a stake In edge of said,alley; thence
S. 88 E. 163 feet to the beginning,
apd being that lot of land conveyed
to J. A. Walker by L. A. Jackson by
deed recorded in book of deeds 3-S
at page 445. in the office of the reg
ister of deeds of Cleveland county.
This sale is made on account of
default in the payment of the in
debtedness secured by the said deed
This the 25th day of July, 1929.
FIRST NATIONAL BANK OF
DURHAM, NORTH CARO
D H. Covington, Atty.
Durham, N. C.
SHELBY, N. C. MASONIC BUILDING
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