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VOL. XXXV, No. 124 j
FRIDAY, OCT. 18, 1029.
Cotton, per lb.___H!4c
Cotton Seed, per bo. ...._40V^c
Eight Frost Coming?
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair and continued cool
tonight. Light frost In west portion.
Saturday fair, slowly rising temp
To Broadcast Game.
Radio reports today stated that
the Carolina-Georgia game Satur
day afternoon at Chapel Hill trill
be broadcast play by play over sta
tion WBT Charlotte.
Atheist Can Testify.
Concord, Oct. 17.—A person need ;
not believe in a supreme being to be :
a competent witness in the eourts j
of North Carolina, Judge A. M. !
Stack of Monroe, presiding over
the trial of four Gastonia men |
charged with flogging Ben Wells, i
radical union organizer, which was
begun at this afternoon's session
of Cabarrus court, ruled today In
sharp contradiction to the recent
ruling of Judge Thomas J. Shaw
of Greensboro.
Enrollment In
Schools Here Is
Gain Over 1928
More Than One Hundred More
Students In School Than At
Same Time Last Tear.
Enrollment and attendance fig- j
tires tabulated at the end of the j
first month in the Shelby city
schools show that both have in
creased over the first month of last
The first month enrollment this
year was 2,669 and last year 2,535,
and the attendance this year 2,455
or slightly ahead of last year’s at
tendance of 2,421.
Figures tabulated for enrollment
and attendance in the Shelby
schools this year show an increase
over the first month last year. The
enrollment increased from 2535 to
2669; the attendance from 2421 to
The schools are listed below in
the order of rank as based on per
cent of enrollment in average daily
Marion 96.9, Washington 96.5,
Jefferson 96. Graham 95. High
school 94.6, Morgan 91, Lafayette
90.5, Colored high 89, Colored ele
mentary 62, and Zoar 76 per cent.
Sixty Students At
High School Attain
Honor Roll Ranking
Seven Pupils Make Grand Honor
Roll With Perfect Attendance
And Grades.
Over at Central high school six
ty children so lived and worked
the first month of school that their
names are Inscribed on the roll of
honor. To be eligible for this roll
of honor a pupil must meet the fol
lowing requirements: Make an
average grade of ninety per cent
on all academic subjects studied,
have perfect attendance except for
two excused absences or tardies on
account of Illness, and conduct him.
self In such a manner as to bring
no reflection upon himself, his
parent or his school.
Following the regular honor roll
Is a special or grand honor roll of
seven pupils who had perfect at
tendance and who made a grade
of “A" on all subjects studied.
Eighth grade—Paul Arrowood,
Ixn-is Dover, Griffin Holland, Rlch
ard LeGrand, Colbert McKnight,
Edward Post, Margaret Ford, Ruth
Forbls, Bernice Miller, Jean Thomp.
son, Lucile Whistnant, Cornelia
Sparks, Edith Sanders, Thurman
Moore, Ruth Smith, Maxine Cost
ner, and Eloise Heffner.
Ninth grade—Isabel Armour, Eliz
abeth Thompson, Mary Sue Thomp
son, Ethel White, Franklin Jenkins,
Ida Mae Bridges, Ruth Edwards.
Ora Hlott, Evelyn Smalley, and
Paul Wray.
Tenth grade—C. L. Austell, Hes
sentine Borders, Mary Frances Ken
drick. Helen Anthony, Annie Mae
Bobblt, Elizabeth Blanton, Helen
Bess, Mildred Camp, Lena Ham
rick, Annie Lou Hoyle, Metilda
Jenks. Mary Llneberger. Alice
Goode King, Evelyn Short, Sara
Thompson, Annie Lee White, Mil
dred Weaver, Doyle Webb. George
Blanton. Felix Gee, William In
gram, John IrvJh, jr„ Sherrill Line
berger, and May Lattlmore.
Eleventh grade—Elsie Gidney,
Gidney, Elizabeth Gidney, Marietta
Hoyle. Elizabeth LeGrand, and Mil
' dred McKinney.
Grand honor roll of perfect at
tendance and scholarship:
Eighth grade—Colbert McKnight,
Edward post, and Margaret Ford.
Tenth grade—Matilda Jenks.
Mary Lattlmore, Sarah Thompson,
and Felix Gee.
Aderholt Shot
By Cops, Argue
Beal Attorneys
Own Men Carried Shotrnns. Hocy
Makes Opening Speech For
State Counsel.
Charlotte, Oct. 17.—Declaration
that the evidence shdwed O. V.
Aderholt, Gastonia chief of police,
was shot by one of his own offi
cers was made today by T. A.
Adams, defense attorney, in argu
ments before the Jury in the trial
of seven textile union members
charged with second degree mur
der in connection with the death of
the police chief.
Molding up the dead chief’s gar
ments Adams roared:
“Look at the clothes he wore. He
was peppered with shot in the back
from his head to his feet. The only
way in which he could have been
shot in that manner is by a sawed
off shotgun and the only man on
the ground that night that had one
was one of his own officers.”
In testimony during the trial
Adam Hord, Gastonia plain clothes
officer and one of four officers who
accompanied their chief to the tent
colony grounds of the Loray mill
strikers the night Aderholt was fat
ally wounded, had said he carried
a sawed-off shotgun.
Hord Had Sawed-Off Gun.
Hord had further testified he
went behind the union headquar
ters building in search of a man he
saw with a gun and was there
when Aderholt was shot.
The police chief received a mor
tal wound the night of June 7 from
a shot fired in the darkness after
he and officers with him had been
denied admittance to the union
grounds by armed strikers. They
had gone to the tent colony to in
vestigate reports of disorders there.
Newell Also Cites Clothing.
Aderholt's blood-stained, bullet
ridden clothing also received the at
tention of the prosecuttng attorney
in his arguments. Requesting the
Jury to cast their eyes upon it, Jake
Newell, prosecution attorney, said it
was "proof of a conspiracy to mur
der the police chief. “Shot in the
back. Shot by cowards. Shot by
murderers. ^
“Any answer to that? There can t
be. Any shooting in front? No. The
only shots he got were from the
back and that’s the proof of con
spiracy. A conspiracy dark as night,
black as hell.”
Four speeches were made to the
jury during the day, the first by
Clyde Hoey for the state: the sec
ond by J. D. McCall, • of the de
fense; the third by Newell and the
fourth by Adams.
Judge Barnhill today announced
he might adjourn court tomorrow
afternoon until Monday in order to
have ample time to study the evi
dence and prepare his charge.
Hoey Opens Up For
State, Attacking Beal
Oratory Of Shelby Man Brings
Tears To Eyes Of Two Ader
holt Jurors.
Charlotte. Oct. 17.—Smooth,
piercing oratory of Clyde R. Hoc-y,
for the state, and eloquent irony of
Johnson D. McCall, for the defense,
vied each other this morning In a
forensic battle for the freedom cf
the seven radical labor defendants
in the Gastonia-Aderholt murder
case in Mecklenburg superior court
Fred Beal, chief of the seven de
fendants, sustained a bitter at-ack
by Mr. Hoey, indicating probably
that the- state will make Beal the
main point of its fire. The Shelby
man exercised his powers of ridi
cule in showing Beal as a shiver
ing coward in hiding while his fel
lows stood bravely on the line of
*'You can't have anything but
(Continued on page ten.)
The Policeman Pastor
The Rev. R. R. Bach, of Wichita,
Kan., who plays the dual role of
policeman and pastor. His is six
feet tall hnd weighs more than 200
pounds. During the week he pounds
the pavements as a patrolman on
the Wichita force and on Sunday he
occupies the pulpit of the Brown
Memorial Reformed Church. He is
liberal in his views and states that
he does not mind girls smoking, as
long as they do not court Lady Nico
tine in public.
later national Nawtraa*
Special Court
To Hear Crash
Suits On Dec. 2
Hearing To Be Held Unless Set
tlements Are Made. Date
For Term Changed.
The special term of court which
Is to be held here begtrihlhg Mon
day, December 2 will be for the pur
pose of disposing of the seven dam
age suits filed in connection with
the disastrous building crash in
Shelby on A*ugust 28. last year, it
Is learned at the court house in con
nection. with the changing of the
date for the special term.
The term for hearing the bank
crash suits and clearing up a con
gested civil court calendar here
but was changed early this month
until the first week in December
due to the fact that labor distur
bances have taken up so much time
of court officials in other sections.
As the court calendar now stands
the suits, centering around the
catastrophe which cost a half dozen
lives, will come up for disposal at
that time unless settlements are
Regular Term.
The regular criminal and civil
court term is to convene here Mon
day, October 28. or one week from
next Monday. Several killing cases
are on this docket.
Boxer Held For
Murder Ha* Hoey
For His Attorney
When A, J. (Kid) Hornbuckle,
boxer well known • throughout the
Carolinas, goes on trial In superior
court here two weeks from now for
murder he will have Clyde R. Hoey,
now engaged In the Aderholt hear
ing at Charlotte, as his attorney.
Hornbuckle Is charged with fatal
ly injuring George Scruggs, a tex
tile worker, with a stick of cord
wood in east Shelby last February
He escaped immediately after the
alleged slaying and was captured
only a few weeks ago in ' Georgia
and has been in Jail here since.
Quality Service Stores Assured
Now In Shelby Section, Said
Meeting Held Here Last Night At
tended By Grocers From Ruth
ford Towns.
That a large numbei of the In
dividual grdcers in Shelby and iur
rounding section will combine with
each other in becoming links in a
cooperative grocery chain operated
under the name of Quality Service
Stores seems a certainty now fol
lowing a meeting last night.
The meeting attended by a score
or more of grocers definitely on -
dorsed the plan and decided to no'.d
I another meeting next rhuisday
I night at Forest City, *r which '-Iw*'
the organisation will be fotniad.
The plan Is that the group of gro
cers will retain their own stores,
but change the fronts and operate
them as branches of the Quality
Stores, all going together in *heir
purchasing so as, they say, to com
pete with the large chain stores
and keep the home grocer In Busi
In addition to Shelby and Cle a
land, county grocers in attendance
at the meeting here last night
there were grocers from Forest
City, Rutherfordton, and Spindr.le.
A representative of the national
organization is now in Shelby inrl
will open art o*'i>e here for the
organisation of t stores in ihitf
Cleveland Town Has Tax Rate
Of Only 10c On $100 Valuation
I.attimore perhaps enjoys the
lowest tax rate of any Incorpor
ated town in this section. Dr.
R. L. Hunt, mayor, says since
the sale of the municipally own
ed light plant to the •Southern
Public Utilities company for
$15,500. the town's tax rate has
been reduced from 50c to 10c on
the $100 property valuation.
The Southern Public Utilities
company Is Improving the entire
system at Lattlmore, setting
new and taller poles and string
ing heavier circuit wires
throughout the town. Recently
there was an election In which
the citiren* voted almost un
animously in favor of the sa'e
of the municipally owned plant
to the private corporation r.:td
from the money derived from
the sale the town's Indebtedness
was paid off, leaving:
thousand dollars In the town’s
Mooresboro Is to vole soon on
the sale of Its elertrtr plant to
the Southern Public Utility for
the sum of 115,500 and Indica
tions are that the election will
carry. F.llenboro, In the edge of
Kutherford county sold Its plant
some months ago and the plant
Is undergoing Improvement.
Low School Rating |
Explained By Grigg
Interesting Facts About County
Schools Given fey School Head.
Debt Is Low.
In outlining the method of rating
schools In the United States, Coun
ty Superintendent Horace Grigg
last night gave Interesting and
startling facts pertaining to Cleve
land county which ranks 81 in
schools among the 100 counties In
North Carolina. The facts were re
vealed before the Kiwanls club
meeting in the Woman's club room
after the club had been driven
from Cleveland Springs hotel by the
recent fire.
“There are ten points which de
termine a county’s school efficien
cy,” said Mr. Grigg and since
Cleveland, which is first in so many
points, yet is ninth from the bottom
in the matter of schools, the ex
planation as to the method of rat
ing was very interesting.
Ten Efficiency Points.
In the first place the percentage
of average daily attendance is cut
down because there is a large per
centage of tenants who are con
stantly moving during the senool
period in Cleveland county. Prom
1910 to 1926 the number of tenants
in Cleveland Increased 27 per cent
as compared with 1.7 per cent l-i
Rutherford, 184 lh Catawba and
27.7 to Gaston.
The average length of school
term in 1927 in Cleveland was 128
days, in 1929 was 143 days against
thastate average of 142.
In the matter of training of
teachers the county’s rank was 75
In 1927 and 1928. The percentage
of enrollment in high school 1927
28 ranked Cleveland 71 as compar
ed with other counties in the state.
Not Advancing Fast.
In 1927-28 51.8 per cent of the
children were over-age. that is
were not advancing in their grades
as fast as they should.
In the pay of teachers the coun
ty ranks 84th among thfe counties
or the state, the average pay being
$712.40. The instructional cost jvr
pupil In the county was $19.40. This
compared with $27.12 in Ruther
ford, $24.86 in Catawba and *29 in
Gaston for the year 1927-28.
In the matter of current expen
ditures per pupil the county ranked
89th. while the current expendi
tures per teacher was not given by
Mr. Grigg. The value of school
property ranked 90th. while the
county ranked 39th In property
valuation per school child.
School Debt Low.
Cleveland county's school in
debtedness per capita was $40 as
compared with $99.50 in Ruther
ford, $62.75 in Catawba and $78.65
in Lincoln, said Jdf. Grigg. this
county ranking 80th with the oth»r
counties in North Carolina. “Our
county has not gone in for stone
and marble in building school hous
(Continued on page ten.)
This Man Has Potato
Of Unusual Length
! A sweet potato resembling v»ry
1 much in form a long blacianske
was being exhibited in Sheloy yes
terday by H. E. Beattie, who liver
east of Shelby on the Fallston road.
The potato measured exactly two
and one-half feet in length.
Many Fans Here To
Attend Big Contest
A large number of Shelby and
Cleveland county football fans are
leaving today and early in the
morning to attend the Carolina
Georgia football classic at Chapel
Hill. Due to Carolina’s victory over
Georgia Tech and Georgia’s win
over Yale Saturday's game at Car
olina will have an important beur
ing on both the Southern and nu-j
»iona 1 gridiron ehampionsliips. I
“Milky” Gold, Oak
Ridge Star, Break*
Jaw; Out For Year |
Oak Ridge, Oct. 17.—“Milky’ j
Gold, quarterback on the Oak ;
Ridge Military Institute foot- j
ball team, an all-southern grld
der at Shelby High last year,
suffered a fractured law In
practice yesterday afternoon and
Trill be kept out of the game the
remainder of this season.
News of this injury came as a
heavy blow to Cadet supporters.
Gold has been a flashy field gen
eral and his loss will be felt In
the Oak Ridge backfield. Flay
con, Leaksrllle cadet,,Is expect
ed to call signals In the future.
The cadet eleven will leave
tomorrow morning for Raleigh,
where they win work out In the
afternoon in preparation for the
Rocky Mount game Saturday
afternoon tgainst Hampton
Sydney freshmen.
Gold received his Injury dur
ing scrimmage when he at
tempted to recovrr a fumble.
He was accidentally kicked In
the jaw.
No Plans Yet For
Rebuilding Hotel;
Blow For Lessees
Martin And Beauregard Just Start
ing Wide Advertising For
Hotel When Fire Came.
What is to become of Cleveland
Springs? This question Is being ask
ed by scores of people In and about
Shelby, and so far there has been
no definite answer from the men
who control the property where the
well-known hotel was destroyed by
fire Tuesday night.
Mr. O. M. Mull, secretary-treas
urer of the hotel company. Is In
Raleigh for the week-end, and any
discussion of future plans will like
ly carry over until he returns.
Meantime stockholders are adverse
to discussing possibilities of re
Despite numerous bad breaks and
handicaps it is generally known
that the Cleveland Springs hotel,
was a great asset to Shelby, one of
the town's best advertisements, a
gathering place ior civic meetings
and such, and many Shelby people
hope that by some method the
hotel can be rebuilt.
Good Era Ahead.
From all indications the hotel was
just facing what promised to be one
of Its most successful periods. The
lessees, Martin and Beauregard, of
recent weeks had Just entered upon
a wide advertising schedule for the
hotel in addition to making ar
rangements whereby the hotel
property would be used in helping
to defray operating expenses.
The lessees were at the time of
the fire erecting highway signs
along the main north and south
highways from Virginia to Florida,
and they were, also, using a travel
agency to boost the hotel and resort
(Continued on page ten.)
Shoe Shop Robbed
6th Time In 5 Years
Burglars entered the Shelby Shoe
shop of which J. O. Panther is
proprietor on West Warren street
last night, making the sixth time
In five years this place has been
entered by thieves. Entrance was
gained by forcing open a window
with tire tools. A quantity of shoes
was stolen, The time the shop
was entered a 200 worth of
leather was stolen.
Exposed Cult Activities
C. R. Dabnefc, who, according to
Mrs. Otis Blackburn, now under
arrest in Los Angeles, Cal,# is the
man who brought about the espose
of the religious cult now being pur
sued by the California police M ra.
Blackburn is responsible for the
story that Dabney “peached” on the j
cult because the members refused to j
let him assume the role of “Christ,"
whereupon he went to the authori
ties with evidence that led to the dis
covery of the body of Wills Rhodes,
buried beneath the floor of her home.
lBMrnkU«D»l N«w»**«
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Move Opening
County Schools
Back One Week
Six Months Schools Not To Open
I'ntil No*. 11 One To Late
Opening Of Cotton.
Between 2,500 and 2?700 students
In the six months schools of Cleve
land county will not start to school
until Monday, November 11. a week
later than the original date of No
vember 4. which was set some time
ago by the county board of educa
This was announced yesterday by
J. H. Grlgg, county superintendent,
as a ruling made by the school
board this week. The moving back
of the school opening for one week
is due to the fact that the Cleve
land county cotton crop Is several
weeks late this year and the chil
dren will be needed at home until
that time to old in cotton picking.
Others Picking.
Twelve of the 14 eight months
schools in the county have been
closed for several weeks picking cot.
ton, and the majority of these. It
is understood will not reopen until
either November 4 or November 11.
This means that approximately 4,
000 children will remain In the
cotton fields of the county for two
to three weeks yet aiding In get
ting out what promises to be a
record crop.
Boyer’s Last Day
As Pastor Sunday
The two sermons Sunday at Cen
tral Methodist church will likely be
the last In Shelby of Dr. Hugh K.
Boyer as pastor of the church.
Dr. Boyer has completed four
years with the local church and ac
cording to conference rules will be
moved to another charge by &he
Methodist conference which gath
ers at High Point next Wednesday.
There 1s a likelihood, however, that
he may preach here once after Sun
day as transferred pastors custo
marily come back to preach on
the Sunday following conference
and before they move to their new
New $40,000 Fire-proof Freight
Station For Southern Ry. Here
To Be Erected At Early Date
59 Bolls • Make
Pound Of CottoA
The earlv October storms
may have damaged the Clere.
land county cotton, but they
tailed to take all the quantity
and quality from the crop
which may bring a new pro
duction record.
M. M. Mauney, who farms
the plantation of J. J. Mc
Murry and son*, picked 100
bolls from one of his fields
yesterday and brought them
to town. The cotton from 59
bolls weighed exactly one
pound, while the cotton from
the 100 bolls together lacked
four ounces of weighing two
pounds. Cotton men usually
figure that it takes between
*5 and 100 bolls to produce a
pound of lint.
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DePriest Sells Car
Agency To Forest
City Auto Deajers
trank Iloggett And A. C*« Harrel
son Open Oakland-Pontiac
Agency on N. Morgan.
Prank Doggctt and A. G. Harrel
son, Forest City dealers lor the
Oakland and Pontiac automobiles
and operating a sales agency at
Forest City under the name of The
Arrow Sales company, have pur
chased the Oakland-Ponttac agency
from A. B. C. DePriest, who has
been the representative for these
cars and operating on S. Washing
ton street at the A. B C. Motor
Company. The deal was consum
mated this week and Messrs. Dog
gett and Harrelson have moved Into
the Washburn building on N. Mor
gan street In the store room former
ly occupied by the Litton Motor
The Arrow 8ales Company, there
fore, will maintain the agency for
the Oakland and Pontiac cars, pro
ducts of General Motors, at both
Forest City and ShBlby.
Mr. Tom Osborne, a well known
local automobile salesman has be
come sales mnnager for the Arrow
Sales Company and entered upon
his duties this week.
Mr. Lee Improving
After Having Hi*
Arm Amputated
Arm Badly Mangled In Cotton Gin
Saw At PolkvtUe Last
Reports from the Shelby hospital
today stated that Mr. John Lee. of
the Polkville-Lawndale community,
was gradually Improving after the
amputation of his arm which was
badly mangled In a cotton gin saw
at Polkville last Friday afternoon.
Mr. Lee’s left arm was caught In
the gin saw and practically cut to
shreds. His life was thought to have
been saved when he was pulled from
the saw by his brother, Mr. Clem
Lee. He was rushed to the hospital
here and the mangled arm was am
putated, after which he was given a
blood transfusion. For several days
he has been In critical condition,
but today the reports from Ids bed
side were more encouraging.
Shelby Horse Win*
Carl Hatchell’s horse. Brla Brou,
which was a trotting winner at the
Cleveland County Fair and also at
the Cabarrus district fair at Con
cord, continues to win races. At the
Salisbury, fair yesterday the horse of
the Shelby man placed first In the
[2:16 trot.
Killing Frost Predicted Before
End Of October By Martin Grant
Chester Weather Prophet Sees Early
Frees. Will Be Warm Again
In November.
Chester,—Warning of the early
arrival of killing frosts has been is
sued by J. Martin Grant of Halsell
ville, Chester county’s well known
forecaster of weather variations,
who claims that in 30 years he has
never erred In predicting the time
of Jack Frost’s arrival.
Fanners having crops likeiy to be
damaged by frost are advised by
Mr. Grant to reap their harvest
before October 29. as all astronoml- j
cal signs and celestial portents in-j
dicate a heavy frost on October 29
or 30.
“Storm diagrams show two per
iods of disturbance" Mr. Grant said
“one In the closing days oi October,
the other during the first, week of
November. Low barometric pressure
will occur in the west on October
29 or 26, with a cold wave following
the storm that will spread east
ward, causing frost far Into the
“A killing frost may reach tire
south on or about October 29 or 30.
tt wl’l probably turn wr.rmer in the
diys of November, with in
v loudlness, rains and wind,
'cl by colder weather. with
ieavv ti.jst nlxuit November 4 to 6.”
Tearing Down Of Old Statl**«
.Starts Today. Civic Clubs
Get Action.
As a result of the request of civic
clubs of Shelby to officials of the
Southern railway, a new $40,000
fireproof freight station will be
erected here, workmen starting this
morning to tear down the old sta
tion. The suggestion that Shelby
needs a new station was brought tc
the attention of the civic clubs by
John S. McKnight of McKnight and
Co., wholesale grocers, who were
big shippers. Quick action was had
because the nedd of the hew sta
tion was taken up direct with high
It is learned that Bowj^torf Go
forth of Charlotte have the con
struction contract and that this
firm will begin work early next
week or as soon at the present
wooden station is dismantled. The
new building will be 40x12$ fee:,
built of brick, with tile roof and ce
ment floors. An additional side
track will be built and the freight
yard paved from the freight station
to the street, so that shippers can
drive to the station in all kinds of
While Improvements afe under
way, the freight depot will be in
temporary quarters and the offlct
will be at the passenger station.
Taxes Pouring
In Here Early
Sheriff Allen OeUects Over $2,00*
With Books Open Two Din
One Big Foyer Fays.
The majority of Cleveland county -
citizens are not sluggards about
paying their taxes although a small
amount of property Is advertised
for sale for unpaid taxes each year.
Yesterday aftrttioon after having
had the tax receipt books for 1939
in his possession only two days.
Sheriff Irvin M. Allen had already
collected approximately 92,900 in
county taxes. Among the early tax
payers Thursday was one farmer
whose taxes totalled over $800.
The 1929 notices were sent Out
last wjek and early this week but
the receipt books used by the Sher
iff were not ready until Wednesday
and for that reason no payments
were received up until that time.
Father Of John ML
Best Passes Away
Aged Father Of Local Furnitnn
Dealer Passes Away At
Franklin ton.
Friends of Mr. John M. Best, lo
cal furniture dealer, sympathise
with him in the death of bia father
W. M. Best, ago 73, who died at hie
home at Frankllnton Wednesday
morning. Mr. and Mrs. Best and
children left Wednesday aftemoor
for Frankllnton to attend the funer
al services which were held ther*
Thursday afternoon at 3 o’clock
Deceased was one of the oldeat anc
most respected citizens of that city.
He is survived by his widow anc
five children, John M. Best, Shel
by; William Best, Lumberton; Char
les F. Best. Frankllnton; Mrs. J. H. ,
Ffnlator, Raleigh and Mrs. Nonle B
Harris, Frankllnton.
New Eating Place To
Open Here Saturday
Wayside Restaurant Opens In For
mer Stand Of Bine Pupil
Tea Room.
The Wayside Restaurant, Qhelby s
newest eating place, will open Odt
urd&y morning In the Hoey build -
ing on East Warren street, Jn th«
l former location of the Blue Parrot
1 Tea Room, which closed early jj: . J
| the week. _
The proprietresses of the Way-'
side are Mrs. Alice Boland, who op
erates the Piedmont cafe, and Mrs
Tom Abernethy. In their announce
ment Mesdames Boland and Aber
nethy say that they will serve spe
cial dinners and dinner parties it
addition to operating a fuil-tinw
Although the formal opening ta
not set until tomorrow ths new
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