SENTENCED TO DIE
Georgia Female Convicted Of Mur
der For Killing Boarder To
Sentence of death in the
state's electric chair at Milledgc
vUle, was pronounced Friday in
the court at Macon, Ga., upon
Mrs. Sarah Towers. 71-year-old
boarding house proprietress fol
lowing her conviction by a jury
as accessory before the fact in
the murder of James Parks,
young Atlanta printer. The ex
ecution was set for November
The case of the aged woman, who
was accused of being the instigator
of a plot to kill Parks so that she
might collect a $7,000 double indem
nity insurance policy she held on his
life, went to the jury Thursday af
ter a brief trial.
The jury today returned a verdict
of guilty without recommendation
for mercy, which made the death
Earl Manchester, 19, of Rochester,
Mich., who was sentenced to death
several months ago as the slayer of
Parks, said in confession read at
his trial that Mrs. Powers had
promised him $1,000 of the insur
ance money for killing the Atlanta
youth. Both Manchester and Parks
were boarders in Mrs. Powers’ room
ing house. Park's body, with two
bullet holes in the head, was found
last May 28, and Manchester and
his aged landlady were arrested sev
eral days later.
Police first announced that Mrs.
Powers had confessed to plotting
the death of the youth, who came
to her house in answer to an adver
tisement she had put in a paper for
a boy who wanted a “home.” Man
chester later admitted the slaying.
Announcement of the JwbNs ver
dict appeared to have no effect on
the white-haired woman, whose sole
defense at the trial was an unsworn
statement repudiating her former
alleged confession and denying that
she plotted the death of Parks. She
remained calm also as Judge Mat
thews pronounced the sentence un
der which, if no reprieve is granted,
she will be the first woman to die
in the electric chair in Georgia.
E. W. Maynard, counsel for Mrs
Powers, announced that he would
file a motion for a new trial. He in
dicated that if necessary he would
carry his fight to the'supreme court
of the United States.
Well Wait And See.
Young Lady (just operated on for
appendicitis): Oh, doctor, will the
Doctor: "Not if you are careful."
Having qualified as as adminis
trator of the estate of A. A. Whis
nant. deceased, late of Cleveland
coimty, N. C„ this is to notify all
persons having claims against the
estate of said deceased to exhibit
them to the undersigned at hb
home in Lawndale, Route 1. on or
before the 19th day of October
1930, or this notice will be pleaded
in bar of their recovery. All oer
sorw indebted to said estate will
please make immediate payment.
This October 19th, 1929.
A. W. WHISNANT, Ad
ministrator of A. A. Whis
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WHEN GEORGIA TECH DEAFEATED FLORIDA.
This picture, taken at Grant Field Saturday afternoon, shows Dunlap. Tech quarterback, retting off a-beautiful pass, which settled into the arms
of MUell, and gave the Yellow Jackets the first touchdown of the fame. The final score was Tech 19 and Florida 7.
Green Shelby Eleven Trampled
By Strong Charlotte High Team
Capt. Laney With Six Touchdowns
Leads In 69. To 0 Defeat. Wil
son. Williams Good.
Charlotte, Oct. 19.—Led by Gapt.
Nick Laney, who scored seven
touchdowns, the husky Charlotte
high eleven yesterday afternoon
defeated Casey Morris’ young and
inexperienced Shelby eleven by a
69 to 0 count
Only once did the Shelby eleven
threaten to score while time and
again Laney and his teammates ran
wild through the Shelby defense,
which tackled high and except for
great playing by Wilson and Far
ris failed to show any power on the
Wall In Game.
Zeno Wall, quarter tor the Gold
en Tornado, started his first game
of the year for the Shelby eleven,
but the Charlotte outfit, remem
bering his ability and kept him well
covered. With Wall covered the
Shelby offense, such as it was, cen
tered about Hippy’s passing to
“Shorty” McSwain, the outstanding
star of the Shelby offense.
Charlotte's lone touchdown In the
first quarter came on a pass from
Funderburk to Laney. Thereafter
the heavy Queen City machine
scored two and three touchdown
per quarter, trampling over a weak
ening Shelby line in which Capt.
Wilson- and Big Boy Williams, 210
poupd tackle, kept staging a losing
yet bitter fight. It was in the sec
ond quarter that Rippy heaved a
20-yard pass to McSwain and
then he and Barrett hammered the
Charlotte line for one of the few
Shelby threats which failed to ma
terialize. A short line later play,
later a pass, Wall to McSwain,
gained 40 yards, but other passes
failed and Shelby’s final chance to
score glimmered away.
In the closing periods the She^y
coach used practically all of his
substitutes in order to give his in
experienced squad a taste of real
action which should benefit them
for remaining games. Farris, left
halfback for Shelby, had a tooth
broken off when he tackled the
Charlotte captain on a line plunge.
Wilson, Funderburk and Landis
were stars for Charlotte along with
Charlotte (69) Pos Shelby (0)
Shoupe . bE- - McSwain
Moser _.LT ...-Newton
Shore . ...LG . Corbet;
Daniels . ...Center - H. Wilson c.
Purnell . ......RG . Hulicit
Mulls _ .RT.Brown
Gadd . ._...RE . Beam
Funderburk ...QB ...- Wall
Laney (c)_LH - Farris
Thornhill . ...RH . Rippey
McCachren . —FB ....... Barrett
Score by periods:
Charlotte —.- f 27 14 21—69
Shelby... 0 0 0 0—0
Charlotte scoring: Touchdowns,
Laney 7, Wilson 2, Landis 1 . Extra
points, Funderburk 3, Wilson 6.
Substitutions: Charlotte. G. Wil
son, Hinson, Farris, Woodward.
Landis Villas. Monty, Laxton, Sut
ton, Hood, Blue, Catchey, Graham.
Burt Short Boyle Harris, Helms,
Meacham. Shelby: Thompson, Wil
liams, Moore, Poston, Logan, Shep
herd, Putnam, Waters.
Officials:. Kirkpatrick (N. C.
State), referee; Causey (U. S. C.>.
umpire, Ison (Carolina) heacUines
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10 SIDEWALKS IN
CITIES OF FUTURE
(Lincoln Count; News.)
A few more decades and the
space now allotted for sidewalks
on the average city street will
be materially reduced, if the
American public continues to
invest in automobiles and aero
planes. This is the opinion cf
some who have been talcing
note of the gradual lessening of
the number of pedestrians who
continue to walk while thous
Just the other day a citizen of
Lincolnton took occasion to make
a little observation on his own ac
count. It was a comparatively quiet
day. The spot selected for the ob
servation was not the main thor
oughfare of the city. The gentle
man took up a position about naif
way between two street corners
where he could plainly see the en
tire length of the block. Then he
In the very shftrt space of 12
minutes 136 persons passed a point
in automobiles while the same spot
was passed by only three persons on
foot. From this he reached the ogi
caJ conclusion that sidewalks are
really of no especial good and i‘
will be a useless expenditure of
money before very long to continue
to build them.
This will mean that more space
will be given over to the riding
public and the rights of pedestrians
will gradually be lessened until
eventually the old rule of the law
that pedestrians always hav; the
right of way will pass out of exist
ence #hd in its stead will come a
new ruling which will give all of *hc
advantage to the motorist, or per
sons who ride instead of walk.
Of course there will always be
some folks who will have to do
some walking, and some provisions
will have to be made for them.
Possibly a narrow strip of space
along the outer edge of the streets
will be left for them. Then they will
have to get across the street from
one side to the other.
Well some plan will have to be
devised to accomplish this. How
ever, this plan will be one which
will in no wise hinder motor t:ans
fiortation, or interfere in any way
with the motor traffic on the
streets. It may be that overhead
bridges at street intersections will
be constructed to permit pedes -
trains to get from one side of the
street to the other. May be this will
be too expensive for the small num
ber it will serve, and some other
economical plan will be devised.
Of course this may be a little in
convenient to the party who has to
resort to it, but who cares? Folks
who walk haven't any business on
the streets anyway. They aie a
nuisance to the riding public. The e
fellows who walk are always bib
bing up at the most inopprtune
time and causing the drivers to
slow up, or bump into them. I'hjy
never seem to look where th>y are
going and they should stay on one
side of the street or the other. .
Of course the fellow who Is walk
ing has his idea about this thing
too, and perhaps he could say a
few things about the way some of
the automobile drivers hond'et’
their cars, if he was a'mind to, Yes,
he will admit, sometimes, he in
dulges in a little jay walking, but
then on the other hand, the fe’low
who sits behind the wheel of an
automobile does not always con
vince him that his brain work is the
world’s best. ,
The walking public just es we'l
get accustomed to it. and become
resigned to the inevitable. Every
thing is headed away from him
and he is slated lor a knock out.
Feature ihe Fair
Dare Devil Auto Racing To Feature
Rutherford Fair ©n Friday
(Special u> xne star.;
Ruthcrfordton, Oct. 31—Swirling
lust from madly driven cars, curves
taken on two wheels with death,
perhaps, In the offing, blinding
speed from roaring motors—those
md many others are the thrills
which will be offered visitors to tlie
Rutherford County Fair when the
lutomobile races get under way on
:he afternoons of Friday and Satur
day, October 25 and 26, at 1:30
j'clock p. m.
Officials have gone to great ex
pense in lining up one of the
greatest cards ever offered in the
South. Racers well known through
out the country for their speed ar.d
daring, will compete for the $3,
000 in prizes.
We already have several of the
worlds renown drivers entered here.
. Sam Nunis of Charlotte, driving
his H & O special. Champion of
North Carolina. He will attempt to
set a new record here on that day
not only a state record, but a na
Bab Sail, driving his Sail special,
winner of Forsyth County Fair
races, Oct. 5. Sail defeated a field
of 15 cars—he intends to do like
wise here Oct. 25-26.
J. B. Young, driving his Hiso
special. Young is a native boy of
Rutherford county although he has
raced all over the U. S. A.
There are several other entries,
too numerous to mention.
Rich Banker Sued
By “Her” Husband
M. H. West Accuses L. L. Jenkins
Of Alienating Wife; De
Asheville.—L. L. Jenkins, mil
lionaire banker of Asheville ar.d
Gastonia, and treasurer of Fun
combe county, was named defend
Report of the Condition of the
FARMERS AND MERCHANTS
Bank at Mooresboro, North Carolina
to The Corporation Commission
At the Close of Business on the 4th
day of October, 1929.
Loans and discounts-- 215,348 44
Overdrafts . ...- 124.27
All other stocks and bonds .. 740.90
Banking house . - 4,483.27
Furniture and fixtures- 4,346.95
Cash in vault and amounts
due from approved deposi
tory banks . _ 32,362.66
Due from banks (not approv
ed depositories) _ ... 73 38
Other real estate .. 7,425 94
Expense . _ 4,907.14
TOTAL . .. 269,813 35
Capital stock paid in .... 26.500 90
Surplus fund -__-- 6,050 DO
Demand deposits due
banks - _...- 7,981.31
Other deposits subject to
check . _-_ 47,958.53
Cashiers checks outstand ,
ing - ...._ 257.95
Dividend checks outstanding 18.00
Time certificates of deposit
(Due on or after 30
Bills payable . 63,600.00
TOTAL . .. 269,312 35
Stata Of North Carolina,
County of Cleveland, ss
Y. L. McCardwell, cashier, E. B.
Hamrick, director, and A. J. galley,
director, of the above named bank
each personally appeared before me
this, day, and. being duly sworn,
each for himself, says that the fore
going report is true to the best of
his knowledge and belief.
Y. L. McCARDWELL, Cashier.
E. B. HAMRICK, Director,
A. I. JOLLEY, Director.
Sworn to and subscribed befor:
me this the 16thJlay of October,
WILLIE V. GREENE.
-1- - Notary Pub ic
My commission expires April 2 .
int in a $150,000 alienation of af
ectlons suit filed here. The action
sas brought by Martin H, West of
West charged the banker had lav
ished money on Mrs, West, an em
ploye of the bank here of tvliien
Mr. Jenkins is principal stockho'a
er, had often "provided and wok
en bread" with her in the director’s
room of the bank and other quiet
places in Asheville, had given her
trips and had promised to remem
ber her in his will.
As a result, the plaintiff .
Mrs. West's affections had been
The Wests were married here In
1920. They have a son, Martin H.
West, Jr., eight years old.
The names of the banker and
Mrs. West were connected in an
answer to a divorce suit filed ner j
several weeks ago by Mr. West. The
husband resisted the action brought
by the wife on the ground th~‘
Jenkins had been responsible foi
the breach in his home.
The divorce case is scheduled U
be tried in superior court here thb
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Rapidly Driven Car
Doesn’t Need A Fan
New York.—An automobile driven
at 35 or more miles an hour needs
no fan to cool it, according to Prof.
Vincent C. George of the University
At high speeds he says, it Is
doubtful if any power la absorbed
by the fan because the headwind
rushing through the radiator Is suf
ficient to drive it. Racing cars have
no fan, he points out.
Interested in the large variety of
fans used on automobiles. Prof.
Ocorge made wind tunnel tests of
a number of types, discovering that
the fewest number of blades and
the smallest blade angles developed
the greatest efficiency.
A two-bladed fan developed half
as much power as one with eight
blades. Blades with small angles
ran more quietly than those with
large angles and flat blades were
more quiet than the curved type.
NEW MARKET METHODS
New York.—Market observers* be
lieve the day Is definitely past when
one reckless and highly financed
speculator or group can manipulate
prices'by open market transactions.
New methods must be employed.
From 1900 to 1925 the yearly vol
ume of sales on the New York stock
exchange averaged approximately
225.000. 000 shares.
In recent years the amount has
risen rapidly until estimates for 1929
indicate a total volume easily ex
ceeding 1,000,000,000 shares.
The capital required to swing
prices In the face of such trading
activity obviously would have to be
The popular mcan% of circumvent
ing this obstacle at present Is to
start buying huge blocks of certain
11 stocks. The tape records a series of
awe-inspiring transactions in which
5.000, 10,000 or even 20.000 shares
change hands In a single transac
This sets rumors popping on a'l
sides. The result frequently is a
flood of buying orders from various
sources which boosts the prices of
the stocks in question and sustains
them long enough for the specula
tive group to sell out.
Health Expert Says Maddens tins
Vital Physical Effect
(By BERNARR MACFADDEN)
Are you often angry- Do you "fly
off the handle” on the slightest pro
vocation? Perhaps IX you knew the
amazing number of physical
changes that anger causes in your
body In the space of a few seconds,
you would think twice and k*»»p
Here are a few of them:
At the very Instant you give in to
anger, a message is flashed to cer
tain little glands in your body,
which immediately pour forth ad
renalin and thyroid secretion into
the blood. And then—
Blood pressure rises.
Brain cells speed up.
The liver pours forth glycogen—
its ready-to-burn fuel.
Sweat glands send forth cold pers.
piratlon in order to regulate tem
Blood is pumped out of the stom
ach and intestines and sent to the
Mouth becomes dry.
Spine curves—ready for a crouch
Jaws are clamped tight.
Pupils of the eye contract.
Face muscles twitch.
Organs of abdomen become re
duced in size.
The blood is ready to coagulate
quickly, so that in case you sustain
an injury, your chances of bleeding
to death are lessened.
Rapid beating of heart.
Stimulation of bowels.
Contraction of blood vessels, or
expansion, causing blush or pallor.
You are now prepared for Just
one thing—physical combat. But of
course, every time you loec your
temper, you can’t poke the other
fellow in the no6e; ft would be Def
ter for you, however, if you could.
For the oversupply of glycogen, ad
renalin and thyroid secretions have
not been burned up. They stay in
your body—dangerous drugs with
Besides all this you have probabl /
lest self-respect, reputation, pres
tlge, poise, serenity, business, friends
—and perhaps even success.
One of the most outstanding ex
amples of the destructive effects of
anger Is Thomas Carlyle, who had
wretched health all his life, due to
hts savage temper. "Whom the gods
would destroy they first make mad."
Is It worth It?
Tiny Engine Works.
London.—A tiny horizontal en
gine, thought to be one of the
smallest workable models ever dis
played. was on exhibition at the
Engineers' convention recently neld
here. It was only & quarter of an
inch long and some of the work
ing parts had to* be vjgwed with a
magnifying glass. The belt used
to drive It was made from a hair
of the head of the Inventor’s wife.
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