North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXXV, No. 149
SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESD’Y, DEC. 18, 1929
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Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons
By mall, per year (In advance)
Carrier, per year (In advance)
LATE NEWS
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THE MARKET.
Dolton, strict mid___ 161ic
Cotton Seed, per bu. ... 36c
More Rain Ahead.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: H?b tonight and probably
Chimday morning. Colder in west
portion tonight. Mach colder
Thursday.
62 Workers Boried.
An explosion yesterday in a coal
tnine near McAlester, Oklahoma,
was believed to have killed the ma
jority of the 62 miners buried in the
min*. Many bodies had already been
brought to the surface last night.
Trial End Near.
The trial of the eight Marion
deputy sheriffs at Burnsville for
the killing of six people in the
Marion mill strike riot will be near
and end this evening. Predictions
are that the last defense witness
will take the stand today and that
arguments of counsel to the jury
may be completed this evening.
Five More Shopping Days!
Gun And Chair
Used In Family
Battle Tuesday
Mrs. West Injured In Mix-Up# Be
tween Husband And Son-In
law. Details Not Clear.
A pistol, a chair and a bottle were
used, according to charges made, in
a family battle yesterday Just after
noon at a home on the lower ex
tremity of South Washington street
here.
Participants in the brawl, in
which two were injured, according
to police officers, were E. F. West,
his wife and his son-in-law, Thad
eua McSwain. West, officers were
informed, used the gun while the
eon-in-law is charged with having
brought a chair and a bottle into
play. Mrs. West, the mother-in-law
received tho worst injury, a wound
on the forehead which was treated,
at the hospital, but officers are not
absolutely sure whether the wound
was caused by a blow from a bottle
in the hands of the son-in-law or
by a glancing bullet, which went
astray, from the gun in her hus
band's hand. The husband says a
bottle swung by McSwain inflicted
the wound, while McSwain says
that it was the gun used by his
father-in-law which caused it.
Trial Postponed.
The case was set for a hearing in
county court today but was post
poned.
The story of the affair, as pieced
together by officers from police
headquarters and the sheriff’s of
fice, who were called to the scene,
was that McSwain had had some
trouble recently with his wife, a
daughter and son-in-law and some
thing came up about the family
trouble, officers were informed. An
altercation Is then said to have de
veloped between McSwfdn and his
mother-in-law. The latter, officers
were told, then called her husband
to came. He did and it became a
three-cornered affair. McSwain, it
w»a wuu, mu swuiguig vue cnau
while West was using his gun. West
received a. Hiw on the head, pre
sumably from the chair, and he is
said to have told officers that he
was not shooting—several shots be
ing fired—at his son-in-law but was
trying to hit the chair and shoot it
out of hi* lurds. Ifl the melee Mrs.
West received the wound on the
head, from the chair, a bottle, or
from the gun, this angle, officers
say, not being clear as the stories
differ.
Casar Couples Lead
Parade To Gaffney
The Casar section contributed
more love-lorn couples to the Gaff
ney Gretna Green last week than
any other section of Cleveland coun
ty as the Yuletide marriage rush
got underway.
Cleveland couples securing mar
riage license in Gaffney lase week
were: Grady Luckadoo and Mae
Belle Powell, of Casar; Hugh R.
Brittain and Velma Lucille Warlick,
of Casar; Bright Blackwell and No
vella Shipman, of Kings Mountain;
Ben McSwain and Gladys Colquitt,
of Shelby.
New Manager Here
At Princess Theatre
G. A. Hughes arrived this week
to take charge of the management
of the Princess Theatre, succeeding
C. L. Henry who has been manager
since the theatre was taken over by
th D and R Amu: ement company
from the Beam Brothers. Mr.
Hughes comes from Albemarle where
he has been in charge of a picture
house. Mr. Henry leaves Shelby to
continue in the niiv.tsemrnt businc.sr
at another place,
Cleveland Has
Big Lead Over
Other Counties
Almost 10,000 Bales Ahead Of
Robeson In Cotton Ginning.
Only Two Show Gain.
With ginning figures for all coun
ties in the state at hand, showing
total ginning of cotton up to De
cember i, it is almost a certainty
that Cleveland county will again
lead the state in cotton production
this year.
Robeson county, once the cotton
leader and close on Cleveland ail
this year. Is the-nearest competitor
to December 1, and Robeson with
38,064 bales to Cleveland’s 47,496 is
almost 10,000 bales back.
Of the five leading counties in
production so far this county and
Robeson are the only ones showing
a gain in ginning over last year.
Other big cotton ginning counties
in the east show a decrease.
The five leaders in bales ginned to
December l with the records also
for 1928 and 1927 follow:
County 1929 1928 1927
Cleveland_ 47,496 45,343 44,568
Robeson 38,064 36,945 39,545
Johnston__ 33,593 37,641 48,356
Sampson_ 24,179 22,001 28,129
Rutherford county to December 1
had ginned 15,594 bales, that coun
ty’s best cotton record. Lincoln had
ginried 15,484 bales, Gaston 10,321,
and Catawba 11,623.
Another Rainy Day
Jolt For Farmer*
Rain Causes Further Delay In
Picking Cotton Crop. Still Ex
pect 60,000 Bales.
Cleveland county farmers held
back by all manner of handicaps
this year, and particularly by wet
weather, received another backset
today as a steady rain kept pickers
out of the cotton fields where there
Is much cotton yet to be picked. For
a week the weather has been of a
summdr tftrtfty and all over the
county farmers have been catching
up at a rapid pace.
Had the weather remained good
far another week general opinion
was that the county crop would
reach 60,000 bales, but with plenty
of cotton retting now the present
rain may add to the damage and
•keep down the crop total.
The next ginning report will be
Issued Friday, and ready for pub
lication here Monday, and by that
time cotton men estimate that 53,
000 bales, or the equal of last pear's
total crop, will have been reached.
The report Friday will cover all
bales ginned to December 13.
Local Agency Wins
In Monthly Contest
The McBrayer Insurance Agency
here of the Pan-American Life In
surance company, Roy McBrayer,
manager, was notified this week
that it had won in a monthly con
test, ending December 15, from the
Neely Agency of the same company
in Charlotte. For exceeding the
Charlotte agency in policies sold
the McBrayer agency received a $100
Christmas contest check.
Shelby Girl Is To
Broadcast On Radio
Miss Mary Helen Lattimore, ac
complished Shelby pianist and
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. J.
Lattimore, will broadcast over radio
station WBT at Charlotte Friday
night at 7 o’clock. Miss Lattimore
is a graduate of the Durham Con
servatory of Music and a pupil of
Dorsey Whittington.
Did Not Join In Convict Revolt
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While the air
about them was
charged with
bullets and gas,
Fela Valick and
baby rested
quietly in
Auburn prison.
She is in jail for
slaying
alleged father
of her baby.
Mother Once Helped By
Fund Now Gives To It
This is a true Shelby story which might interest those
who have not contributed to The Star’s Christmas Stocking
Fund—and, also, those who have.
Those who have felt the heavy hand of misfortune in
life, and those who have heard the wolf of want and starva
tion at the door, are the ones most willing and ready to lend
a helping han to others once they get on their own feet, or
where life appears a little brighter. A contributor among
those listed today, believe it or not, is a mother, still hard
pressed in life, wrho for three years received aid for herself
and family from The Star’s Empty Stocking Fund. Now she
wants to do her bit for others.
Filling The
Stocking
The Star's Empty Stocking fund
is nearing the $500 mark, but only a
few days ars left in which to give
Boost the total far above "ISStohtoy
Friday!
Shelby’s “Knights of the Grip,'’
those travelling men who are kept
away from comfortable homes often
by business, know what the Joys of
Christmas mean to a home. One of
the two largest contributions today
came from the local post, “O”, of
the. Travellers’ Protectivcc associa
tion—$25. Another $25 check came
from the Cleveland Oil company, $20
from Campbell’s department store,
and $17 from the group of Shelby
women who compose the Twentieth
Century club. Then there are num
erous other contributions which will
help greatly, Every gift boosts the
fund.
Previously acknowledged .. $304.50
Cash . -. 1.00
Twentieth Century club_17.00
Lem Conner__.._2.00
Sherrill Bible class_ 5.00
Mrs. B. H. Kendall_2.00
A Friend . 1.J0
Judge J. L. Webb .__ 5.00
Jack Palmer. 5.00
Cash _ .. 2.00
Central Cafe . .. 10.09
H. P. Wolfe.1.00
W. H. Davis __ 2.50
Mooresboro friends_ 10.00
Tom Moore _ 5.00
C. A. McCrabv__1.00
Post “O’* T. P. A. 25.00
Shelby Cafe, K. Cavas___5.00
Cleveland Oil Co. .. 25.00
Chas. L. Eskridge_5.00
Campbell’s Dept. Store_20.00
Mrs. Zula Short_ .50
“A Friend1’.50
Total . ..$454.50
A $5 contribution listed last week
to S. L. Gillespie should have been
credited to J. M. Gillespie.
G. C. Hamrick Makes Eight Bales
On S-Acre Project At EUenboro
This Record Set Up Despite Cotton
Rotting In Field. Cost 167.31
Per Acre.
< Special to The Star.'
Ellenboro.—Despite the fact that
some of his cotton rotted in the
field before he could get it picked,
eight five hundred pound bales.
4.043 pounds of lint, is the yield re
ceived this year by Mr. G. C. Ham
rick of near Ellenboro from his five
acre project whien he conducted in
cooperation with the vocational
agricultural department of the El
lenboro school.
Mr. Hamrick states that three of j
his thirteen acres in cotton this '
yea; has yielded at a rate <>i two, j
five hundred pound bales per acre,
and that he will get nineteen. 500
pountl bales from the thirteen
acres which he planted to cotton
this year
His record book shows that it cost
him a total of $336.57 to produce his
five acres, or a cost of $67.31 per
acre. Also that he will realize more
than $800 from the lint and seed
Rent of land at $10 per acre, seed,
fertilizer, man and horse labor, and
ginning were all accounted for un
der the cost record.
He used the Coker No. 5 variety
of cotton, the seed of which was
supplied by the agricultural teach
er. end fertilized ine crop with 400
iComm icd on page Unce.i
She knows what it meant on
three Chistmas eves in the past
when the Santa trom The Star
fund called by her home and left
fuel, food, clothing and medicine.
She knows because there would not
have been any Christmas and very
little life in her home had she not
received aid from the fund.
So this week she came in with her
dollar. It y?i3 a big gift to her for
she MHt' from well-fixed in life as
yet. But It’s her “widow’s mite” be
cause she realizes that there are
families now needing more assist
ance than she does. The dollar
might have purchased some littlr
luxury for her, a luxury she has
longed for for many years, but it
went to help others.
Real Giving. %
For three years the fund took
care of her family, or, rather, help
ed her make ends meet. One year
Shelby people loosened up with such
big hearts that after Christmas evj
there was money left and it was
used throughout the cold winter
months to keep the dread spectre
of want and cold from unfortunate
Shelby homes. That year, tlianks
to the fund and aid given, two chil
dren, nourished back to health, se
cured work and began to help the
mother earn the livelihood for the
family of four. They’re still work
ing, not making any great sum, but
they are gTateful for the chance to
get back on their feet and now
they’re wanting to help other un
fortunates.
About Shelby there are many
who can give but have not. Thev
may scoff at the story above, but
they would not cculd they have
not could they have seen the grate
ful mother tender her gift. Since
she had been down once herself,1
but not out, it was at first thought
when she appeared this year that
she needed help again. But it was
the reverse; she was ready to hip
some herself.
Time Near End.
The evening of giving and gifts,
the evening of brotherly love and
helping hands will be a bit of the
past a week from today. There's
but a little time left in which to
make it a joyous .Christmas in all
Shelby homes. Will the Empty
Stocking fund reach $750—that
much is sorely needed? And will
you help put it there?
Reports Coining In
On Project Cotton
With the majority of the cotton
in the county practically picked
complete reports are being turned
in to County Agent A. W. Shoffner
on the 41 five-acre cotton test plots
in the county. Prizes are offered for
the best production records on five
acre plots and one more than two
score farmers are as yet in the
contest. All will be reporting soon
despite the late season. The county
agent isn't saying until more re
ports are in, or, rather, all of them,
but he seemingly Is anticipating that'
the leaders will be making from
seven to 10 bales on their five acres.
However total production is not the
only basis for figuring the winners i
The cost and method of production
will also figure in the liual outcome j
County Affair
i4s Mull Goes
In As Advisor
AH Official Present Came From
Cleveland. Mull Is Highest Sal
aried Officer In State.
Kaieigh, Dec. 17.—it was an
all-Cleveland - County — and I
thereof boastful — aggregation
that gathered here Monday aft
ternoon to see Odu* M. Mull, of
Shelby, sworn In as executive
counsel to the governor, suc
ceeding Judge Townsend.
Not that all could lay claim to
actual residence in the cotton
growing county. Mr. Mull could. Mr.
Gardner, in whose ptflees the cere
mony was held, could.
But Chief Justice W P. Stacey,
who admini-dcrcd the oath of of
fice. Col. John W. H&rrelson, di
rector of conservation and develop
ment, and Baxter Durham, state
auditor, took a more devious route
Their ancestors lived there, they
said.
Only one Ivrlorn newspaperman,
present to witness the affair, could
not trace nis parentage back to
Cleveland.
And He Was Late.
Thirty-five minutes ticked slowly
away on the clock in Governor
Gardner's office Monday.
Noon, the hour set for the formal
swearing in of O. M. Mull, of Shelby,
close friend of the governor, as ex
ecutive counsel, has come and pass
ed. The group that had gathered lor
the ceremony dispersed. The gover
nor appeared slightly worried.
"He's lift Shelby, but he’s travel
ing by motor. Maybe he’s in a rut
somewhere,’* said the governor as
the ceremony became half an hour
overdue.
j men in wanted Mr. muu, execu
tive office attache* started scurry
ing. They caljed Chief Justice Stacy
of the supreme court to come over
and administer the oath. Everyone
was in a hurry but Mr. Mull, who
had not known £hat an hour had
been fixed for the ceremony.
"Wait a minute.” he remarked,
fTd like to wash my hands before
taking office ’’
Governor Gardner dissented. He
had accepted invitations to lunch
with two civic clubs, both of which
met at the same time. He figured
on dividing Ills time between them
and taking his new executive coun
sel along to help him eat the two
meals.
They Stayed Dirty.
"Don’t bo'her," he said, "I want
you to have your hands clean when
you go out of office, but I don’t care
how they are now."
Chief Justice Stacy arrived. Soiled
hands and ail Mr. Mull In sixty sec
onds became executive counsel Mull
—the highest paid official of the
state of North Carolina even though
the salary Is only $8,500 annually.
The new executive counsel indi
cated that he did not intend to let
the office drive heavy wrinkles into
his countenance as it had done to
Judge Townsend, nor to bring sleep
less nights that caused Pardon
Commissioner Edwin Bridges, to lay
(Continued on page three)
Auto Licenses Are
Selling Slowly Here
Up to noMi today the local bu
reau at the Eskridge garage for the
Sale of auto licenses plates reports
the sale of 500 plates. Taking into
consideration that there are 8,660
licensed mot'-r vehicles in Cleveland
county, the sale of plates Is going
rather slow. The local bureau will
be closed on Christmas and New
Year days.
County Native Here
From Old Mexico
William Grady Burgess, a native
of Cleveland county Is here on a
visit to his relatives. For a number
of years he i:as been living in Tam
pico, Old Mexico, and this is
his first visit home for some time.
BOX SUPPER SATURDAY AT
OLIVE GROVE CHURCH
There will be a box supper at
Olive Grove church Saturday night,
Dec. 21st, the proceeds to go for
the benefit of the Sunday school.
Prizes will oc given for the prettiest
girl present. Everybody invited.
• Gene Wofford To Play.
Gene Wofford and his orchestra
will play fo- a dance at the Thomp
son building here on Christmas
night. The derice will be script.
Mrs. J. V. Mooneyham and Miss
Flossie Cai/ojt, of Spartanburg
were pleasant visitors in Shelby to
day. j
Scholarship For
Leading Boy And
Girl In4~H Clubs
The more than 200 boy* and
(iris In the 4-11 clubs now bein(
reorganized In Cleveland coun
ty hare something “to shoot at,"
something worthwhile, as they
start their year's work, It was
announced today by Farm
Agent E. W. Shoffner.
Mr. Shoffner's announcement
was that President J. B. Davis,
of Bolling Springs college, will
give free tuition at the college
for one year to the boy and girl
doing the outstanding club work
during the coming year. The
work will be adjudged by Mr.
Davis, Agent Shoffner, and Mrs.
Irma Wallace, home agent.
In Monday's Star the names
of the leaders of the 4-H club
at Fallston were omitted. They
are Collus Williams and NeU
Stanley.
Mrs. Hamrick
Buried Sunday
\ Prominent Woman Of Beams Mill
And Widow Of I-ate A. D.
Hamrick. Age 11 Dead.
Beams Mill community lost one
of Us noblest women Saturday when
Mrs. Matilda Hamrick, widow of the
late A. D. Hamrick succumbed to a
kidney trouble which with she had
been suffering for some time. Mrs.
Hamrick died Saturday morning at
2 o’clock at the st,e of 71 years and
four months.
tier lunerai was conauciea sun
day and her remains were buried at
Pleasant Grove Baptist church, the
services being conducted by Revs.
O. P. Abernethy and D. G. Wash
burn. There was a wonderful array
of flowers in evidence, a fitting
tribute to a noble woman who was
a true home-maker and mother of
fourteen children. Nine children
survive, Will, Lem and Ed Hamrick,
six daughters, Mrs. B. F. Gardner.
Mrs. Pressley Costner, Mrs. Grady
Smith, Mrs. Grady Wilson, all of
the county and Mlsa Rivle Hamrick
of Boston, Mass. All of the chil
dren were at her bedside when the
end came. /
Beautiful and deserving tributes
were paid Mrs. Hamrick for her
home-making, self-sacrificing life
In the community where she was
held in such high esteem.
Highs Defeated By
Belmont Abbey Team
Belmont, Dec. 17.—A mere shadow
of a championship Belmont Abbey
Crimson flash defeated Shelby high
school in the Belmont gym tonight
with the final score 18 to 8.
Led by two veteran forwards, Dia
mond and Hadtgan, Crimson Flash
held their Cleveland county oppon
ents to two Held goals and four foul
tries. Rippy and Hamrick were the
outstanding stars for the Casey
Morris quint but their combined
work could not stop the powerful
offense offered by the Belmont in
stitution.
Special Golf Treat
For Holidays Here
Ed Glove” end Pete Webb, in
charge of the Cleveland Springs
golf course, .',-j-ounce that local and
out-of-town golfers may have i
big week of it on the Springs course
provided the weather Is good. Bar
gain Christmas week cards will be
issued to r.ll golfers entitling them
to seven day', play for a total green
fee of only $5 Beginners who have
never golfed will be given one day
free.
Democrats Bar Heflin
In Alabama; To Have
Effect In This State
Governor To Spend
His Christmas Here
Santa Claim Will Have To Call On
Gardners At Their Old Home
In Shelby.
Raleigh.—Gov. O. Max Gardner
has established one precedent which
he will not break, certainly not this
Christmas. He will take his entire
family to Shelby to spend Christmas
among the home-town folks and
relatives. Governor Oardner said
that he had never missed spending
Christmas at home and would not
start it this time.
Governor Oardner, Mrs. Gardner
and the children expect to go to
Shelby Monday before Christmas
next Monday, and plan to spend the
entire Christmas week at their home
which has Always been the home of
Judge James L. Webb, Mrs. Gard
ner's father. The executive mansion
here will be dosed and deserted for
that week.
Cleveland To Send
County Product* To
Governor’s Banquet
When Oovemor O Max Gardner
calls several hundred hungry
hungry newspapermen and state of
ficials—perhaps hungry, too—Into
the executive mansion dining room
Thursday night to partake of his
produeed-in-North Carolina ban
quet, there will be Cleveland coun
ty products on4fe» table.
A preliminary dispatch from Ra
leigh aays that the bread served
will be made of Shelby flour and it
may be that the butter will be the
widely known bread made here.
Much of the meal will come from
the farms of Weatem North Caro
lina as the cheese come from West
Jefferson, the turkeys from Wilkes,
the milk and cream from Elkin, and
the apples from Buncombe.
Register Busy Here
With Trading Active
Forty-ifI ve Records Filed In Reg
ister’* Office In Half Day
Yesterday. Marriages Slow
‘If the deeds, right-away rec
ords, and mortgage being filed
through my ofrice during the last
weelc or so offer any indication as
to general bustness, then there must
be plenty of trading going ort over
Cleveland county now,” declared A.
F. Newton, register of deeds, yester
day.
Up to noon Tuesday, or in a half
day. 45 separate records, many of
them deeds, had been registered. A
cheering angle is that Register
Newton says the percentage of
mortgages is far less than it was
last year or during the recent sum
mer.
But while deeds are going on
record by the dozen marriage li
censes are hardly going at all, the
register says. It was his opinion that
the Christmas season would elimi
nate the dearth of home marriages
but he has now reached the con
clusion that the same North Caro
lina regulations which send Cleve
land couples to South Carolina for
11 months in the year will send
them during the holiday month.
Mrs. W. Crowder, Mrs. A. D.
James and Misses Bertie Crowder
and Helen James are spending the
day in Charlotte.
Webb Explanation Pleasing To
Backers Of Lincolnton Lawyer
Lmcointon.—Local followers and
supporters of Hon. A. L. Quicksi,
candidate for superior court Judge
from this district to succeed Hon.
Jas. Webb, of Shelby, who has stated
that he will not be a candidate to
succeed himself as judge, are jubi
lant over the recent statement is
sued from Raleigh by Judge Webb,
in which he definitely sets at rest
all rumors of ms being a candidate
in 1930 for the judgeship.
Last week, a statement purport
ing to be from the venerable judge
made In Winston-Salem had it
that he would net retire at the end
of this term if h;r health continued
good but it seems now that ttv i
Judge was misundci-tood ui tha, •
he said that If bib health continued
good he would not resign before
Ills term was out, as some had an
ticipated due to the ill health of
the judge. *
Hon. A. L. Quickel, prominent
member of fhe Lincoln ton bar, haa
tossed his hat into the official poli
tical ring and the old pot has be
gun to simmer with news of other
aspirants to the office casting their
lot with the Democratic primary
nest year.
Lncoln county will have ,<n op
portunity neat year to Cast its
solid strength for a ‘native son,’ a
son fully equipred and qualified
fcr the high mi ce of judge of su
re or court or this district—Hon. A j
L Quitke^ 1
May Influence Simmons Opposition
Canvass State On Enmity
To Senator.
Montgomery, Ala.—J. Thomas
Heflin, senior senator Irom Alabama
who last year gained considerable
attention throughout the country by
his utterances ayainst A1 Smith,
then Democratic nominee far the
presidency, Monday was denied trfe
right to seek re-election by ttye
Democratic party of Alabama be
cause of his campaign against Smith
and because he failed to vote for
the Democratic nominee for presi
dent. (
The action came in a 37 to lin
vote of the state Democratic,execu
tive committee and means that If
Senator Heflin Is to seek re-elec tloj.■
to the senate seat now held by hin. •
he must run as e,n independent>
candidate, ,,
The committees action also de
nied the right of Hugh Locks, Out
standing anti-Smith leader In Ala
bama in the presidential election
to participate in the primary as«
candidate for the governorship.
Although there his been no diti
nite statement of indication of in
tentions either from Senator Hef
lin or Locke, triends of the two.
pien say they undoubtedly will
seek election as independent candi
dates.
In North Carolina.
Washington.—In barring Senator
Heflin from the coining senatorial
primaries, the Democratic executive
committee of Alabama has partici
pated a controversy that will extend
to other southern states where
ambitious Democrats voted for
President Hoover last year. The old
demand for party regularity, which
has held t:ie Demu^gu together
since the Civil war, is rampant
again. Tho success of the regulai
Democrats ever the Republican an
ti-Smith coalition in Virginia has
encouraged r«rty leaders in other
other states.
A state-wide canvass of the sit
uation in Ngggh Carolina ia beliv
made by frtfnds of Senator Sim
mons, who refused to vote for the
Democratic Nominee last year, o
see to wha: extent he will be
scratched if & is nominated to suc
ceed himseif. That many Demo
crats are afraid of the situation is
evident by statements made here
daily by visitors from tbestats. It
is definitely understood that Mr
Simmons will have oppoeition <v,
thej>rlmari?3
County Court Now
Operates AH Day
Judge Kennedy Ground Out Guises
Tuesday Until Dm*. Girls And
Boys Are Tried.
An abundances of Christina,
spirits, being made less abundant by
county officers, is making an all
day affair of the county recorder’s
court here.
Yesterday Judge Horace Kennedy
held the longest session at county
court held here in many months
the day's srind lasting until after
five o’clock in the afternoon. The
majority of the cases dealt with in
fractions of the dry law in one form
or another.
In the liquor charges against two
white girls and two white men.
who were in a South Shelby hou&c
on the night of Friday the 13th,
where eleven gallons of whiskey were
found by officers one of the two
men, L. A. Mauldin, was convicted.
He was given an eight months sen
tence for receiving and pdasessing
the whiskey, it being testified tha.
he had something^to do with rent
ing the house Mauldin appealed.
The other man in the house was
acquitted of the liquor charges by
a jury. Tha two girls, Kthel Phil
lips and Edr.a Dudley, both at
tractive in appearance and well
dressed, were also freed of the liquor
charge preferred against all, but
were convicted of vagrancy. They
were given suspended sentences by
the court, ordered to pay the coats
in the case, and unless they im
mediately find some place ottM?
than Cleveland county for their
amorous actions the suspended sen
tences will so into effect
Only Two Mere Issues.
Only two more issues of The J
Star will come out before Christina*
-Friday ana Monday. The Star
nill not be published on Christmas
dai.
    

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