North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL. XXXV, No. 130
SIIELBY, N. C,
FRIDAY, NOV. 1, 1920,
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons (taffiSS S3
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LATENEWS
THE MARKET.
Cotton, per pound__ 17}£c
Cotton Seed, per bn. ....__ 401$c
More Rain.
, Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Cloudy and continued warm
tonight and Saturday with occas
ional rain in west portion tonight
and in west and north central por
tions Saturday.
.
White Man Gets
2 Years On Meat
Stealing Charge
Bata Hamrick, Whoso Divorced
Wife Testified For Him, Con
4 victed In Superior Court.
r .Bate Hamrick, neatly dressed
'white man of Cleveland and Burke
counties was convicted of meat
'stealing in Superior court here late
Wednesday and was sentenced to
two years in the State prison by
Judge W. F. Harding.
The charges upon which Ham
tick was convicted were those of
entering smoke houses of Lem
Hamrick and C. R. Wright in the
Beam’s mill section in 1928 and
stealing hams, shoulders and oth
er meat. A peculiar automobile tire
track caused officers to trace a car
to the home of Hamrick’s father
' where there was a car with salt,
1 apparently from meat, in the seat,
but no meat was found there. Sev
eral weeks later officers visited the
Bate Hamrick home in Burke coun
jty and in a pile of tops found a
! portion of one ham which was
' identified by Mr. Wright as part of
his meat.
}- The Hamrick defenso attempted
to establish an alibi by '■ending
Hamrick’s divorced wife and her
' present husband, both of Gastonia,
, to the stand where they testified
that Hamrick had spent the night
1 on which the meat was stolen with
them.
The jury was out about 30 mln
! utes before bringing in the verdict
' cf guilty. Attorney B. T. Falls rep
, resented Hamrick, while Attorney
| Jim Cline, of Fallston, assisted
Solicitor Spurling In the prosecu
tion,
Mr. Taylor UpKolds
Carolina: Insurance
Vice President Of Security Life
, Speaks Here Before Kiwanl*
1 Club.
C. C. Taylor, vice president and
general manager of the Security
Life and Trust company of Win
ston-Salem upheld southern life In
surance companies last night when
he spoke before the Kiwarns club
at the Hotel Charles; George Moore
being in charge of the program. Mr.
Taylor paid a tribute to the men of
vision of thirty years ago who laid
the foundation for Carolina’s won
derful growth and stated that when
the Idea of a Southern life Insur
ance company was conceived to
keep Insurance money at home, the
northern companies pointed out
! wrecks strewn on the shore and
! predicted such for the North Caro
lina companies, yet today these
| Carolina companies are prospering
and loaning millions of dollars on
farm land and for home ownership.
Ihis has forced the northern com
panics to make loans In this state
where they did not before,
j Mr. Taylor stated that over a
! hundred million dollars worth of
life Insurance la carried in this
'country and quoted a number of
rich men, advanced in years, who
! are buying life insurance to create
estates at their death.
Dwight Houser Gets
License To Marry
The marriage license record book
at the court house here today show
ed that marriage license had been
issued to Dwight Houser, 23. of
Shelby, and Jean Norton, 21, of
Shreveport, Louisiana. The mar
riage .according to reports, is sche
duled to be solemnized some time
today.
Mr. Houser, Is the son of Dr. E
A. and Mrs. Houser, and is well
known in Shelby. Miss Norton, it
is understood, has been teaching at
Lincoln ton for several weeks,
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. ‘BABSON SAYS’
•Credit Is like the blood clr
dilating in your veins. Any
thing which retards the flow
of credit harms the business
body. Hence, when you owe
money all of your city suffers
thereby.
"Debts cause death both to
men and communities. If yon
really are anxious to improve
business in your city pay up
ail your current bills immed
iately so that others can pay
you.”
Aid In Your City’s Pro
Pay Your Bills Promptly and
gress and Development!
Free Negro
In Killing
Case Here
CUff Fullenwider, Who Rilled
Brother-In-Law. Acquitted By
Jury On Self-Defense Plea.
The first of four murder trials to
be heard by the term of superior
court now in session here resulted
in an acquittal late yesterday when
Cliff Fullenwider, middle-aged ne
gro, was freed by a jury for the
slaying of his brother-in-law For
rest Wilson.
Fullenwider. whose wife, accord
ing to his attorneys has led him
from one scrape to another and
finally into court for murder, shot
Wilson near a negro church north
of Shelby some months back.
The negro was represented by
Attorney Clyde R. Hoey and when
the case was called yesterday Mr.
Hoey speaking for his client plead
guilty to the shooting but declared
that it was in self-defense. Solicitor
Spurllng stated that he would not
ask that the defendant be tried for
first degree murder, thus removing
the death chair likelihood, but
would prosecute upon second degree
murder or manslaughter as the
evidence might indicate. Attorney
A1 Bennett assisted in the prosecu
tion.
Not Guilty.
The jury received the case short
ly before court adjourned yesterday
afternoon and returned the "not
guilty” verdict shortly after ad
journment, accepting the evidence
that Fullenwider was being rushed
by his brother-in-law and another
colored man at the time he fired to
defend himself. The Jury trying tne
case was composed of W. P. Hern
don, Mike L. Borders. W. B. Petty,
E. M. Eaker, J. H. Palmer, Alex
Costner, J. E. McCraw, P. H. Lee, A.
J. Dedmon, Bee Allen, Pressly Cost
ner and Charlie Whitworth,
ArrowoocTs Father
Dies At Bessemer
Aged Citizen Passes At Age 83
Years. Nine Children Sur
vive Him.
L, U. Arrowood, prominent lum
ber dealer of Shelby, attended the
funeral oi his father D. M. Arro
wood at Long Creek church Wed
nesday afternoon. Deceased died at
1:1s home at Bessemer City Tues
day at the age of 83 years. His wife
preceded him to the grave fifteen
years ago. He is survived by five
sons, L. U. of Shelby, E. B. of Con
cord, Clyde and Milton of. Lincoln
ton. Prof. Fred of Reidsville, Ralph
of LInwood, four daughters, Mrs. T.
R. E. Oates of Bessemer City, Miss
Laura Arrowood of Lincolnton,
Misses Stella and Ida Arrowood of
Bessemer City,
A Ten Pound Daughter,
Born to Mr. and Mrs. Lelatid
Jones a ten pound daughter, Tues
day October. 29. Mbther and babe
are getting along nicely, their many
friends will be pleased to learn.
Cleveland County Booth Which Won State Prize
Above is pictured the Cleveland County Fair booth which this year won first prize at the N. C. Stale Fair
in Raleigh for the third consecutive year. The booth was arranged by R. W. Schoffncr. county farm
agent; E. L. Weathers, superintendent of exhibits at the Cleveland County Fair; Prbf*. nilllngham and
Coley, agricultural teachers at No. 8 Township and La ttlmore schools; and by Thamer Beam, of Waco.
Rev. Putnam Resigns
Charge A t Dover,
Goes To Beaver Dam
Accepts Call To Beaver Dam. Dover
Church Has Had Very,
Gratifying Growth.
Rev. D. F. Putnam who has been
pastor of the Dover Baptist church
has resigned and closed his work
there last Sunday night. In the
three years and a half of his pas
torage there, the membership has
trebled. A debt of about $6,000 nas
teen paid and $2,000 spent in com
pleting the building. The house of
worship cost nearly $15,000 and was
dedicated out of debt Oct. 6, this
year. Much progress has been made
in the various departments of L'»
church work and the future *s
bright for this young, growing
church. The present membership
numbers 250. A committee has been
appointed to recommend a pastor
to succeed Mr. Putnam.
The retiring pastor will give Ids
entire time to the country churches.
Beaver Dam lias called Mr. Putnam
for, half time and services will be
held there on the first Sunday
night, second Sunday morning,
third Sunday night, fourth Sunday
afternoon at 3 o'clock and fifth
Sunday morning?
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Property Sold At
Two Auction Sales
Large crowds attended both the
J. B. Nolan company sale of the
Rudasill property on S. Washing
ton street and the Harrill and King
sale of the H. C, Elliott place on
highway No. 18 south of Shelby
Wednesday afternoon. Jesse and
Billy Lowery bought the Elliott
farm of 100 acres for $7,500, At this
sale A. V. Runyans of Blacksburg
drew the $25 capital prize. At the
sale of the Rudasill property D. H.
Cline bought a lot on S. Washing
ton for $5125 and Charlie Austell a
lot on S. Washington extension for
$300. Ralph Hoey drew the $15 prize
and Mrs. A, P. Weathers the $10
prize 4
State Fire Engineer Gives View
About Fighting Hotel Fire Here
Fire Track Pump Can Pump Only
Available Supply. Answers
Query Of Star.
The explanation of the Shelby
fire chief about the low water pres
sure at the Cleveland Springs hotel
fire being due to the fact that the
water supply travelled almost two
miles through a six-inch main is a
"sound” explanation in the opinion
of Capt. Sherwood Brockwell, state
fire engineer.
Following the fire a controversy
arose here as to the low water pres
sure firemen had to battle the
blaze, the Shelby chief explaining
that water carried through a six
inch pipe lost much of its pressure
firemen had to battle the blaze, the
Shelby chief explaining that water
carried through a six-inch pipe lost
much of its pressure in a distance
of two miles. The Star, desiriou3 of
securing expert opinion on the mat
ter, wrote Mr. Brockwell in Ra
leigh, giving him the facts in the
case and, also, the statement of
the local fire chief, In reply Mr.
Brockwell wrote;
‘‘Not knowing the height of your
tower or the capacity I cannot give
you a definite answer as to the
amount of pressure at a hydrant on
a dead end of a two-mile, six inch
pipe but I will say that the chief’s
explanation as expressed In your
letter is sound and as the fire oc
curred at an hour when we reason
ably expect a heavy normal con
sumption of water and as this six
inch main, you refer to, goes through
a large residential section before
reaching the hotel, theoretically
there would be a very limited
amount of ivater delivered at the
hydrant, so located,
“A very fair idea of the amount
can easily be obtained by going to
the hydrant at about the same
time the fire occurred and opening
it which will give a practicaly an
swer to your inquiry and if it is
possible to obtain a pilot guage
guage the pressure. The number of
gallons delivered will be 29.7 times
the square of the diameter of the
opening multiplied by the square
root of the pressure: as example: if
the guage shows a pressure of nir.e
pounds the number of gallons of
water delivered would be 29.7x6!*x3,
or 585 gallons per minute.
'"The function of the pumping
engine is to take the volume of
water at hand and convert it into
fire streams and, of course, the
amount of water so pumped Is lim
ited to the available supply plus
the amount of water the engine will
pump with a safe ,w orfcing vacuum."
Is This Champion
In Cotton Picking?
George Getty*, of K-3 Ellen*
boro, Is claiming the distinction,
at least his friends are claim
ing the honor for him, of being
the champion cotton picker of
this entire section. In five days
be picked 2,200 pounds of seed
cotton, an average of over 400
pounds a day. In one day when
he was making this record, he
picked 450 pounds.
Shelby To Observe
Educational Week
Speakers To Appear Before School
Children And Civic Clubs. Par
ents To Visit Schools. ~
Elaborate plans arc being made
for the observance of American
education wdek, November 11-17.
The American Legion, schools, civic
clubs, homes, Parent-Teachers as
sociations, churches, etc., are. Join
ing in studying and promoting the
cause of public education and the
things it represents. Some promin
ent school executives will speas to
the Lions club, the Kiwanis club,
and the Rotary club. Supt. Clyde A
Erwin of the Rutherford county
schools will address the Lions;
Superintendent T. Wingate Andrews
of the High Point city schools will
address the Kiwanians; and Supt.
R. W. Carver of the Hickory city
schools is being invited to speak to
the Rotarians,
The program Is built around the
seven cardinal objectives of educa
tion which were formulated in 1918
by a committee of the National
Education association. These ob
jectives are health and safety;
worthy home membership; mastery
of the tools, technics, and spirit of
learning; faithful citizenship; voca
tional and economic effectiveness;
wise use of leisure; ethical charac
ter.
The purpose of the observance of
education week is to acquaint the
public with the alms, achievements,
and needs of public schools, and to
elicit their support in behalf of the
cause.
The various schools arc arrang
ing special assembly programs for
each day in the week and the topic
for the dfty will be related to the
regular class work,
Mr. D. Z. Newton will speak to
the high school pupils on Armistice
day as a feature of a program Mrs.
R. W. Morris is arranging a pro
gram on our debt to our soldier
dead and peace as a goal of good
citizenship,
The Parent-Teachers association
officers are arranging to have
every teacher in the system enter
tained in a home on Tuesday even
ing—home and school day.
The Colonial Art exhibit Will be
on display at the high school dur
ing the week. It is expected that ail
the school children and many of the
patrons will view the reproduction
of a number of the masterpieces in
art.
It Is hoped that all patrons will
at some time during the week visit
the school where their children are
enrolled, see them at work, see tne
conditions, etc. Wednesday is the
regular day for visitation, but the
patrons will be welcome at all
times.
Sunday, the seventeenth. Ts God
and country day. An etfort will he
made on the part of the teachers to
• get all school children witn their
parents to attend services at the
church of their preference on that
day. The ministers will bring mes
sages from the Great Teacher on
child personality, character train
ing, or some theme pertaining to
the occasion, ^ • • .
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College Game Here
Saturday; Mt Holly
Defeats Shelby Hi.
Bolling Springs And High Point
Reserves To Clash Here. Mt.
Holly Strong.
The Bolling Springs college
eleven will make Its first appear
ance in Shelby tomorrow, Sat
urday, afternoon under the tu
torship of Blalney Rackley,
former Wake Forest sensation,
when the Junior Baptists take
on the strong reserve eleven of
High Point college. With the
Boiling Springs student body at
tending a large crowd is anti
cipated for Shelby’s first college'
grid play of the year.
Shelby High's Golden Tornado
yesterday ran into another eleven
which refused to budge before the
pale and the charging Mt. Holly
team defeated the yellow jerseyed
lads 18 to 12 In a game which was
much of a thriller near the close
tut far from tasty football until
that period.
Blocked kicks, intercepted passes,
completed passes, and long returns
of punts featured in the making of
all five touchdowns. Mt. Holly drove
one six-point marker across by line
charges, intercepted a Shelby pass—
a pass made on first down—to make
the second, then return a Shelby
punt 30 yards and followed that
with a triple backfield pass trans
formed into an end run for the
third touch down. Shelby’s first
marker came on a 40-yard run by
“Shorty” McSwain, most consistent
of Shelby performers, after a Mt.
Holly kick was blocked. The other
touchdown came on passes during
the desperate final quarter rally of
the golden Jerseys.
This period gave fans their only
thrills of the afternoon. Holding
Mt. Holly on the ten-yard line, aft
er the Gaston boys had shoved over
a marker to take a two touchdown
lead, the rookie Shelby eleven for
live minutes or so resembled Shelby
team of bygone days. Rippy, shot
back into the game after being re
moved earlier in the play when his
generalship was not working
smoothly, began to flip passes right
and left. The Shelby ends and two
substitute backs started stabbing
them. Gains on passes were mixed
| with a couple driving line plunges
(Continued on page twelve.)
Local Teachers In
Meet At Charlotte
Practically all of the teachers In
the Shelby city schools are in Char
lotte today attending a district
teachers meeting. School work was
suspended yesterday so that the
schools might be closed today lor
the teachers to attend the Char
lotte sessions.
Barkley To Lead
Census In Section
William H. Barkley, of Hickory,
will be supervisor of the 1930 cen
sus in this district, according to an
nouncements from Washington. The
district is composed of the follow
ing counties: Alexander, Avery,
Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, A|eve
land, McDowell, Mitchell, Ruther
ford and Watauga,
Ford Prices Down $15
To $50 Each Today
Chas. L. Eskridge received a tele
gram today announcing price reduc
tions on all Ford units, the price
cut ranging from $15 to $50 per
unit, according to types. The re
duction is effective today.
Sinclair Back
Here To Teach
School Music
Dirrclor Who Carried Shelby Band
To State Honors Back On
Faculty Monday.
Prof. W. T. Sinclair. who last
year led the Shelby high school
hand to a state championship, will
Monday morning return to the lo
cal school as director of music.
This announcement was mads
yesterday by Dr. Tom Gold, chair
man of the city school board, and
by Capt. Ben Smith, school super
intendent.
Supt, Smith speaking of Prof.
Sinclair's return said: ‘‘Wo feel
tcry fortunate ih getting Mr, Sin
clair back because it Is generally
! rallied what beneficial work he
accomplished last year and prior to
that time In instructing the band
crchestra and other departments.
School officials during this term
have constantly been endeavoring
to get him back and are now pleas
ed to have succeeded in the en
deavor."
Tald By Pledges.
Prof. Sinclair, it is understood,
will not be paid as a regular teach
er as no provision was made In the
cchool budget for a musical direc
tor. but will be paid by pledges
made by citizens, who desired his
return, and by a donation from
the city council. Just how much of
the Sinclair salary will come from
the aldermen la not made public
but it will not reach the sum. the
understanding Is. that was asked of
I hn hern*• rl
Prof. Sinclair last year so trained
the high school band and orchestra
that these two organizations were
outstanding, along with Individual
school musicians, at the state con
tests. Due, however, to financial
handicaps facing the school board
at the end of last year's session op
erating expenses of the school were
clashed by a new school board and
the slash cut down on the portion
or the budget for musical Instruc
tion. Prof. Sinclair felt then that
he could not return under the cir
cumstances and this year has been
employed in New Jersey and New
York. School patrons and parents
of children in the band and orches
tra made a special canvass for
pledges to assure the salary desired
by him and asked the city board to
contribute a certain amount. At
that time the total raised did not.
secure his return, but negotiations
of recent weeks proved successful.
SicknessTies Up
Change Of Pastors
There will be no preaching serv
ices at Central Methodist church
here next 8unday. The new pastor,
Kev. I*. B. Hayes who comes to suc
ceed Dr. Hugh K. Boyer will not
arrive until the last of next week
with his wife and three children
from West End Methodist church,
Winston-Salem,,Dr. Boyer will not
gc to his new charge at Morganton
until early next week because the
pastor on that charge. Rev. P. W.
Tucker Is sick and is unable to
move and make the parsonage
available for the Boyer family.
Title Football Game
Is Not Played Here
The Forest City-Lincolnton foot
ball game in the class B state
championship series is not being
played here today. News dispatches
Wednesday said that the game be
tween the two schools wa3 to oe
played in Shelby this afternoon, but
this later proved to be an error, and
the two elevens are clashing today
on the Forest City gridiron.
Hornbuckle Given 4
Year Term For Killing
Scruggs With A Stick
Favorable Report
From Grand Jury
Irjr* Fire How For Protection At
County Home. New Store
At Jail Needed.
All institution)! of the Cleve
land county government, Includ
ing the chain fane and county
home, are In food condition
and are belnf properly operated
with a few minor exceptions,
accordinf to the frand Jury re
port filed in superior court yes
terday with Judre W. F. Hard
Inf.
The report signed by Thad C.
Ford, foreman, has the following to
say of county Institutions:
“We found the county home Jn
fine shape. Inmates well taken care
ef and provided with comforts and
conveniences necessary to their
welfare. We looked particularly
into the sanitary conditions, exam
ined beds and bed clothing and
found no evidence of bed bugs or
other obnoxious and unsanitary
conditions anywhere about the
buildings and premises. Everything
Indicated pride and progress and
humane treatment.
“We found two fire hydrants ap
proximately 60 and 90 feet respec
tively from the main home. The hy
drants are supplied with water
from a four Inch main connected
with the city of Shelby water sys
tem, but we found no fire hose uo
the premises. We, therefore, suggest
and recommend that the county
commissioners purchase at least
200 feet of standard fire hose, and
that same bo kept In close proxi
mity to the hydrants for fire pro
tection since this is the only protec
tion afforded.
we iouna me county jau in gooa
condition in every particular witn
the exception of a few broken win
dow panes, and a cooking: range in
a bad state of repair, and we rec
ommend the purchase . of a new
cooking range as we believe the one
now in use to be dangerous and
onsatlafactory.
'■We found the No. 6 township
convict camp in fair condition with
comforts and conveniences ordinar
ily found at prison quarters. We
would like to recommend that this
camp also be provided with a new
end larger cooking stove, as the
one they now have la entirely too
small and is hardly worth repair
ing.
“Upon examination of the court
l ouse we found it to be In good
shape Inside and out."
Near $100,000 Tax Is
Collected By Allen
Sheriff Irvin M. Allen and De
puty Ed Dixon have collected near
ly $100,000 in Cleveland county tax
es in a period of two weeks. They
secured the tax receipt books on
October 15 aqd through yesterday
had collected $90,243.16. One per
cent reductions was allowed on all
taxes collected In October and to
day, but through the remainder of
November a reduction of only one
half of one percent will be allowed.
Poston, Convict Boss,
Out After Illness
Mr. Clyde Poston, boss of the No.
6 chain gang, was able to be out
yesterday for the first time after
being ill with typhoid fever.
70-Year-Old Cherokee Man
Sued By Woman For Seduction
Spartanburg Woman Wants $25,000
Damages From T. M,
Phillips Of Cowpens.
Gaffney, Oct. 31.—Suit for $25,
000 damages for alleged breach of
promise to marry and seduction has
been filed in the office of Cleric of
Court T. M. Caldwell hero against
T. M. Phillips, of Cowpens, route 1,
by Estelle Sellars, of Spartanburg.
According to the papers filed in
the case, Mr. Phillips is now 70
years old and the plaintiff Is 32.
The alleged breach, according to
the complaint, originated in 1024
when, it Is claimed in June of that
year Mr. Phillips proposed marriage
and was accepted by the plaintiff,
at her home on North Church street
in Spartanburg, where she con
ducted a boarding house. The com- j
plaint further alleges that a mar
riage license was secured from Pro
bate Judge Lake W, Stroup, of
Cherokee county, December 19,
1924, and that the two had agreed
to marry December 25, 1924. It Is
also asserted that Mr. Phillips made
an announcement to the effect that
he and the plaintiff were to be
married in the presence of several
of the plaintiff’s boarders. A copy
of the purported marriage license
is attached to the complaint.
With reference to the allegation
of seduction, ttie complaint reads:
"the plaintiff is now informed and
believes the defendant promised to1
marry her with a view and for the
purpose of seducing her and then
abandoning her, and the defendant
by means of his promise to marry
the plaintiff, seduced the plaintiff,”
etc.
Judge Harding Pimm Sentence Nd
Lem Than Four Nor Mon Than
Six Yean In Priam.
A. J. (Kid) Hornbuckle, blithe
and well-dressed younr prizefighter
known throughout the Carolinae
and Georgia, was sentenced *o 4
yean in the State prison here this
afternoon by Judge W. F. Harding
In Superior court for the killing
here last February of George
Scruggi. The sentence was deh«
ally received by the 20-year-old.
brown-eyed youth who never lost hie
composure during the trial.
The sentence of not less than
four nor more than six yean was
passed by Judge^Harding Just after
court convened at Z o'clock title
afternoon.
The cue got underway this mom*
tug and defense counsel announced
that they would plead their client
guilty of manslaughter and would
attempt to show by evidence that
he killed Scruggs, a textile mill
•worker, in self defense. The man*
slaughter plea wu accepted by So
licitor Spurting, and a Jury was not
used. Judge Harding hearing the
facts in the case aa presented by
both sides to determine the degree
of guilt.
Scruggs died in the hospital here
two days after be wu struck by a
stick of green cordwood wielded hr
Horn buckle during an altercation at
the railroad crowing at Eastslde.
Hornbuckle left the town and State
just after the affair and wu latte
apprehended in Alabama where 1m)
was known as Jack Edwards.
Fashionably Dressed.
The defendant, debonair in man*
ner and drew, resembled a stylish
young college boy mare than be did
a prize-fighter. He wu dressed In
a blue serge suit with a gold watch
chain dangling acrosa his vest front
end wore a snappy red-and-whita
bow tie. His brown eyes followed
with alertness every move end act
(Continued on page twelve)
Sparling Has
Open Field In
Keeping Office
Young Solicitor, Native Of Cleve
land, Him No Announced Op
position So Far.
Spurgeon Spurting, young Lenoir
attorney and a native of this coun
ty. who two yean ago was elected
solicitor of this court district, seems
slated now to be nominated again
by his party next spring without
opposition and then reelected.
Anyway, with the next primary no
great distance off and with office
seekers making their plans not a
single candidate, Insofar as is pub
licly known, has even talked of op
posing the Caldwell man. That de
spite the fact that Solicitor Spur
ling won the office in one of the
wannest political races the district
has ever known. Six attorneys scat
tered over the counties of the dis
trict sought ;the Democratic nomi
nation two years ago and all made
intensive campaigns. The race fin
ally dwindled to a struggle between
Sam Erwin, of Morganton, and
Spur ling, the latter winning in the
run-off.
Wins Admiration.
That Solicitor Spurting has won
the admiration of the district by his
meftiod of prosecuting is evidenced
by the lack of opposition material
izing against him as the primary
nears, although numerous barristers
are announcing and preparing them
selves for the office of judge in the
district, which is to be vacated next
year by Judge James L. Webb.
A. ju quicaei, uncommon lawyer,
has already been endorsed for th*
nomination by the Lincoln bar and
is considered in the race. B. T. Falls,
former county judge here and ones ,
a leader in State legislative circles;
Wilson Warlick, Newton attorney,
and others are considered as likely
candidates for the court bench.
None of the candidates has mad*
definite entry into the race yet aij
indications are that there will b*
three, if not four or five, men ip
the district who will petition Demo- -M
crate voters of the district to tender
them Judge Webb’s seat. And with
such interest shown in the judicial
seat while there seems to be no m» i
terest at all in the solicitor’s race, !;
it appears likely that the young |
prosecutor bom in the shadow at
Cleveland county’s South Mountains v
and later making Caldwell his
adopted county will be unopposed.
    

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