North Carolina Newspapers

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VUL. XXXV11, No. S3
.SHELin. N. c.
WEDNESD’Y, MAR. 18. 1931
Published Monday, Wednesday and Eriday Afternoons,
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LA fE new:
Cotton, per lb. __._ 10Uo up
Cotton Seed, per bu _ 37 '4c
Fair and Warmer.
Today's North Carolina Weather i
Report: Fair and somewhat warmer \
tonight. Thursday Increasing rloudi- '
ness and warmer.
For Roosevelt.
Washington, March 18.—ltepubli-;
can Progressives began formulating I
definite plans to combat the re
nomination of President Hoover
yesterday, and Senator Burton K.
Wheeler, Democrat, Montana, came
out with the prediction that Gover
nor Franklin Roosevelt, of New1
York, would be the Democratic
presidential candidate next year. ‘If
the Democratic national convention
were held "tomorrow. Governor
Roosevelt would be nominated on
the first ballot,” said Wheeler, one
of the sponsors of the Progressive
conference held here last week.
Wheeler, although an anti-prohibi
tionist, is not in sympathy with the
attempt of Chairman John J. Ras
kob and other Democratic leaders to
make prohibition a leading issue in
1932. According to Wheeler, the
rampaign should be fought on eco
nomic questions and he believes
Roosevelt has a lead in the pre-con
convention race because the New
York governor is favored by Pro
gressive elements in both parties.
Gaffney Check
Kiting Related
Charged That Gaffney Banker I'scd
5140,000 To Aid Self And
Rock Hill, S. C.. March 18-De
tails of an alleged check-!:! .ing
scheme whereby the late Maynard
Smith, president of the close First!
National Bank of Gaffney, usee'!
$140,000 of the bank’s funds in three]
years to aid himself, C. N. Alexander !
Stanhope Sifford and their cotton i
mills, were Ming spread oofore j
United States district court here!
C. W. Hames. cashier of the de
funct bank, told the story in the
trial of Alexander and Sifford for
aiding and abetting Smith :n fraud-!
use of the Globe Manufacturing!
ulently converting the funds to the
company, the Blacksburg Spinning
mill and the Bowling Green Spin
ning mill of Clover.
The men are facing 26 counts al
leging violations of the National
Banking laws. The alleged 'llcgal
acts were spread over a period from
January 1, 1927, to February 13.
Following the bank’s failure and
the institution of an investigation,
Smith killed himself.
Cabaret Party By
Lions Club Held
Tuesday Evening
Ladies Night And Dance Sponsored
By Club Proves An Enjoyable
A ladles night program in the J
form of a cabaret party was held I
last night at the Green Lante-n tea]
room by the Shelby Lions club with
their wives and lady friends as spe
cial guests.
The principal address was by Dis
trict Governor Whitaker with a
humorous talk by Wade Saunders.
Gastonia wit. The cabaret feature
consisting of songs and dances by
Mrs. Ruth McDonald and chorus,
was unusually interesting. The meet
ing was presided over by President
C. C. Horn.
The formal program was followed
by a dance to which a large num
ber of special guests were invit'd
Seniors To Give
Play Friday Night
“Clarence” Is Name of Four Act!
Comedy To Be Present At
High School.
On Friday night the senior class
of the high school will present a
four act comedy, ‘'Clarence,” in the
high school auditorium. The cast
has worked faithfully and hard and
the play promises to be very en
joyable. It concerns the affairs of a
typical American family and should
appeal to everyone.
The proceds will be used to defray
commencement expenses. The mem
bers of the class will appreciate the
attendance of their friends that the
play may be a success.
The curtain will rise promptly at
8 o'clock.
About two weeks' ago there ap
peared an item in The Star an
nouncing that Miss Inez Canipe had
married a Mr. Morrison. This is
found to be a mistake, according to
a letter from Miss Canipe and The
Star wishes to correct this error
and express Its regret that such ap
peared In the paper sent in bv mail
from a correspondent.
Seventeen Defendants Get
Total Of 14 Years In U. S.
Court In Grind Of Two Days
Heaviest Sentence
Is Two Years
Gaston Man, Old Offender, Gets
Longest Term. Court To End
With all the eases practically
disposed of in two and one-half
days of speeded activity the
federal court session here was
ready to adjourn this afternoon.
The docket’ today consisted for
the most part of prohibition
cases worked up by federal un
dercover agents In this section.
In two day;, grind of F'deral
court, Monday and Tuesday. 17 de
fendants were convicted of prohibi
tion law violation and given sen
tences totalling 14 years by Judg“
E. Y. Webb.
The sentences imposed, the ma
jority of them for some form of vio
lation of the prohibition laws, rang
ed from 45 days to two vears. Tne
heaviest sentence, two years, was |
meted out to Christy Anthony, of
Gaston county, said by the court to
be an old liquor offender.
One Negro.
The sentence of 45 days was giv
en yesterday afternoon to Wash
Pearson, Burke county negro, who
had been In jail four months await-*
ing trial. Judge Webb In oassing
sentence reprimanded the v:gro for
being the only one of Ids race to be
sentenced at the present session of
court. If within the next day or so
Wash decides to tell the court the
names of the white men who escap
ed from the still when he was ar
rested lie was told that his sentence
might be cut down.
Among the sentences were four of
the familiar "year and a day” sen
tences, and there were three sen
tences of 18 months each.
Boys Given Chance.
Two young white boys, mghtcen
years of age. were given anoflvir
chance by Judge Webb in the form
of suspended sentences yesterday,
One had been caught at a still in
Burke county and the other sold n
Federal undercover man a oint in
Lincoln county. A prohibition a"er>f
testified that the Burke boy. only 16
years old at the time, was the sol''
support of his paralyzed father, hts
mother and seven brothers ind sis
ters. Questioning by Judge Webb
and District Attorney Jonas Drought
out that the Lincoln boy Is an or
phan and had not had much '’hanc'1
at life.
A big percentage of the men sen
tenced Monday and Tuesday were
arrested at stills in Burke ccun'y
Sentences imposed during the two
days follow:
M. W. Lail, Burke county, four
Tom Chapman, Burke, three
A. J. Van Horn. Burke, $200 fine.
W. L. Brown a year and a day
at Cliillicothe.
Virgil Hildebran, Burke. six
Frank Carswell, Lincoln, four
J. Will Sain, a year and a day at
Malachi Carswell, Burke, seven
Mason Avery, Burke, two tnorths.
Wash Pearson, Burke, 45 days
Coach Hubbard, a year and a day
at Atlanta.
R H. Chapman, Burke six months.
R. T. Downs, Burke, four months
Christy Anthony, Gaston two
Alfred Leger, a year and a day at
Gets Sentence
For Birthday
Joe Williams, young Hurke
county man, received an unusual
birthday present from Judge E.
V. Webb in federal court here j
Williams was 28 years of. age and j
was sentenced to 18 months In the I
federal prison at Chillicothe, Ohio.
The young man along with two]
others, Sid Mitchell and Jake Mull, j
were charged with manufacturing j
whi.key on several counts. All were)
given 18 months each on one charge,!
judgment being continued on the |
others. ;
Williams, a nice-looking, mtelli- j
gent, red-haired fellow, was asked]
Ins age Just before sentence was!
passed. "I’m 28 today," he told the
Prohibition officers said that he
had been caught at two different
stills in succession.
One of the other defendants, Mull,
his attorney said, had seen his fath
er buy a few times as the father had
been in prison a majority of the I
boy’s 24 years.
Little Congress
At Federal Court
Former Congressmen And Candi
dates For Office At Session
At one period of the day here
yesterday there were two former,
congressmen and two men who I
sought to be congressmen in the j
federal court room.
On the bench was Judge E. Y. j
Webb, who for years represented j
this district In congress. Prosecut
ing was District Attorney Chas. A
Jonas, whose term as congressman
for this district only ended early
this month. In attendance too was
Marshal Brownlow Jackson, of Hen
dersonville, who was the Republi
can candidate for congress last fall
against Congressman Zeb Weaver
And in the afternoon Solicitor John
G. Carpenter, of Gastonia, once a
candidate for the Democratic nom
ination to congress in this distdict,
was a visitor*
Attorney D. F. Giles, of Marion,
leading Democratic politician, was
another visitor, and on one of the
petit juries during the day were H.
Clay Cox, Cleveland county Repub
lican chairman, and D. P. Byers,
Republican candidate for sheriff of
Cleveland county in the last elec
Legion Sponsoring
Junior Club Again
Shelby and section will nave a
baseball team in the American Le
gion Junior League this season. Dr.
B. M. Jarrett., athletic officer of the
local Legion post held the first
practice session for the young star*
this afternoon at the Shelby mill
park, and practice will be he id every
Monday, Wednesday and Friday aft
ernoon until further notice. All
boys under 17 years of age are uig
ed to try for the team whim will
compete with other Legion teams In
this section during the summer.
Brother Is Mayor.
Mr. Louis Gault, brother of Mr.
Sam Gault, manager of the Shelby
telephone exchange, was yesterday
elected mayor of Union, S. C.
Attack Made Upon Leaders Of
Both Parties; Hoover And Raskob
Kansas Democrat Deplores Kuskob
Move. Johnson Talks
Of Hoover.
I Washington, March 18,—Specula
tion on the 1932 presidential election
blossomed again today as an after
math of the recent Progressive con
ference and attacks by a Republi
can and a Democrat on party, lead
In a statement interpreted as a
suggestion that some one other than
President Hoover be nominated try
his party. Senator Johnson,-Repub
lican, California, expressed his opin
ion in these words:
“There is something radically
(wrong somewhere. Somebody should
I ascertain what it Is,”
i He said Republican critic? ot th&
Progressives should think twice be
fore they talk.
At the same time a Kansas Denn
crat, Representative Ayres deplored
a possible division in his party on
prohibition and asked for repudia
tion of the state liquor control plank
suggested by Chairman Raskob to
prevent such an eventuality.
“This is the time when the Demo
cratic party must establish a new
economic system as its dominant is
:ue,” He said.
The Kansas, however, did not in
dicate he would favor the nomina
tion of either a “wet” or ' d'-y to
head his party ticket. He said a
president had no more to no with
“whether the eighteenth amend
ment shall be retained, m inified or
repealed than any private citizen.”
Vnnl*' Rlnsenm rtnpcn •
Miss Patricia l) Morton (above)
of Winchester, England, will reign
as Queen Shenandoah Vll at the
eighth annual apple blossom fes
tival to be held in Winchester, Va.
Asheville Bankers
Indicted By Grand
Jury Action Here
Federal Jury Charges Davis And
Harris With Using Mails To
Wallace B. Davis, president ol the
Central Securities company and the
Central Bank and Trust company,
of Asheville, and William D. Harris,
vie? president and treasurer of tho
Central Securities company were in
dicted here yesterday by a federal
grand jury on charges of using the
United States mails to defraud by
making false representations about
the Central Securities company
They were also Indicted on a charge
of conspiring to use the malls to de
fraud .
Twelve Counts.
The bill of Indictment contained'
12 counts and charged 11 overt acts.
According to officials in the district
attorney’s office, the two defendant.'.
If convicted and given the maximum
sentence for each count and act,
would receive between CO and 70
years each.
The grand jury examined four
witnesses In the Central Securities
case late yesterday evening. When
court was opened Judge E, Tares '
webb instructed them in his charge
on the laws concerning the us? of
the mails to defraud.
Gist Of Charges.
The gist of the charges was that
the defendants have repr’s snted
through the mails that the $3,075.
600 bonds of the company, out
standing at the close of business
last November 19, were guaranteed
by nationally known bonding nous
es, whereas, it is contended by the
government, the collateral under
lying the issue consisted of S3.265.
583.71 in certificates of deposit th the
Central Bank and Trust tompany
which failed to open on November
The second charge Is one cl Con
spiracy to defraud by use of the
postoffice establishment of the
United States.
Davis and Harris will not be re
quired to make bond until the cases
arc officially transferred to Ashe
ville. A bond of $15,000 will be ask
ed of Davis and $10,000 of Harris.
McSwam Hosmtal
Bill Is Ratified
The bill relating to the Shelby
public hospital introduced m the
general assembly recently by Sena
tor Peyton Me Swain was atified
yesterday, according to a message
from The Star’s Raleigh otneau.
The bill will make it possible .or the
hospital to accept the hoped tor con
tribution from the' Duke hospital
Bill Is Killed.
Among the bills listed as killed In
the State senate yesterday was on?
Introduced by Senator Peyt'n Mc
Swain, of Shelby, relating to bene
fits from fraternal insurance.
A Birth.
Born, March 16, to Mr. and Mrs.
Clyde Thackston, a seven-pound
son. Clyde David. Mrs. Tbackson
was formerly Miss Muriel Waldrop
Ciarden time and iase.,'nll
timet Star readers interested
in gardening will find rain
able information on garden
ing on page two of today’s na
per. On page three *» pub
lished the baseball schedule
of Shelby’s state champions
the first game routing Friday
of this week.
Seniors Lead
Honor Roll At
Shelby School
81 High School
Students On
Ninth Grade Ranks Next To Senior
Class In Number On Sixth
Month Roll.
With 23 students making high
marks the senior class led all other
classes in the Shelby high school on
the honor roll for the sixth month.
A total of 81 high school students
attained honor roll distinction, the
ninth grade ranking next to the
In High School.
The high school roll follows:
Seniors: Palmer MeSwain, Helen
Bess, Elisabeth Blanton, Heasenttne
Borders, Mildred Camp, Frances Car
ver, Lena Hamrick, Matilda Jenks,
Alice Goode King, Mae Lattlmore
Milla Putnam, Sara Thompson, Mil
dred Weaver, Ormi Lee White, John
Corbett, John Irvin, jr„ James Me
Swain. James Shepard, Lizzie Allep.
Jessie Humphries. Beverly Jones,
Felix Gee, Sherrill Lineberger.
Juniors: Herbert Hamrick, Torrey
Tyner, Paul Wray, Carlos Young,
Isabel Armour, Alena Blanton, Ida
Mae Bridges, Amanda Harris, Ber
nice Houser, Evelyn Smawley, Nancy
Sperling, Mary "Sue Thompson, Ruby
Silver, Ethel White, Emma Ervin.
Ninth grade: Rachel Connor, Mar
garet Ford, Allene Jones, Annie Ray
Jones, Helen Miller, Edna Roberts,
Ruth Roberts, Edith Saunders, Jean
Thompson, Esta Tyner, Elizabeth
Wallace, Billy Broadway, Loris Dov
er, Griffin Holland, Richard Lc
Grand, Colbert McKnight, Caleb
McSwaln, Ed Post, jr„ Beartlce De
vine, Bobby Hoyle, Stacy Duncan,
Janet Morrison.
Eighth grade: Paul Bulllngton,
Walter Fanning. Kifflri Hayes,
Stuart James, James Jones, J. M
Vaughn. Louise Austell, Katie Lou
Ensley. Edna Earle Grlgg. Margaret
Lee Liles. Margaret Louis McNeely,
Esther Ann Quinn, Mary Lillian
Speck. Mary Wells, Sara White,
Gaynell McGill, Lily Taylor, Jose
phine George, Louise Jones. Eliza
beth Lipscombe, J, W. Smith.
Public School Roll.
Graham School—Lehman Ham
rick, Nancy Ellen Dover, Carolyn
Bowman, Jeanette Dellinger, Norma
Moose, Basil Randall. Carolyn Jar
rett, Elaine Wells, Melba Runyans,
Clint Newton, Jr„ Elizabeth Pou,
Marie Hamrick, Don Cox, Celeste
(CONTrouxn on page nine.)
Citizens Of Kings
Mountain Ready To
See Park Work Go
Wondering How Soon Somethin*
Tangible Will Be Seen At
(By G. R. Gillespie.)
The merchants, manufacturers
and citizens generally of Kings
Mountain are very much elated at
the prospect of the battleground
soon becoming a national park. Un
like other folks of both North and
South Carolina they are not wor
rying as to who shall have the lion’s
share of credit and glory for the
suceess of the bill In congress. That
which Is of greatest concern to them
Just now is "how soon will the ap
propriated money be available for
the beginning of operation to fur
nish work and wages for the unem
ployed” Now that congress will not
meet until next winter, the question
uppermost in their minds Is, will
the matter drag along for months,
possibly years, before North Caro
lina will begin to reap the benefits
to be derived from the work that
will be necessary and the influx of
tourists and visitors Into this sec
tion of the state when it shall have
been completed.
“A hint to the wise may be suffi
cient” to keep the ball rolling to
ward an early consummation of the
plans. Ex-members of the congress
just dissolved were responsible for
the appropriation so it would seem
fitting and expedient for the new
members to have some credit for
doing even a greater thing by
bringing about an early settlement
of the appropriation funds and
completion of the tract Into a na
tional park, thus being responsible
for tangible benefits that will be
remembered longest.
To the business interests of the
merchants, the opportunity for work
to the citizens and voters and pos
sible permanent employment, the
actual beginning of the change will
mean much to all of that section
and the town of Kings Mountain.
Kins Big Hawk.
A hawk which measured 42 Inches
from tip to tip was killed Tuesday
by Lester Petty, colored tenant on
the R. M. Origg farm on 3he*by
Route 1
| Figures in Vermont Mystery
Nineteen months ago a body of a young: woman was found in a Chea
ted, Vermont, pasture, with a suicide note and an empty poison bottle.
The body was believed to be that of Mrs Catherine Packard, of Bel
lows Falls (right). Later she reappeared, to find her husband. George
J Packard, remarried (shown with his second wife at left). She ad
mits having penned the suteide note (lower), which handwriting ex
perts claim was written by a man. The dead girl is now declared to
be Catherine Lnvelle, of Laconia, according to identification of Haiel
Alexander. 18-year-old high school student.
Measles And “Flu”In Shelby
Schools Pull A ttendance Down
Town Talk
Any number of ex-service men
about Shelby: “Look here. We cer
tainly do not want it published in
the paper when our bonus checks
get in. Goodness ^knows the bill col
lectors will find it out soon enough."
• • • •
Miss Fan Bamett, deputy clerk of
federal court: “I haven't been away
from Shelby so many years, but
when I come back now it seems
that more and more people do not
remember me. But enough do come
by to speak and to see me to let me
know that I am still pretty well tied
up to the town.”
• • • •
J. B. Smith, county welfare offi
cer: “The charity situation is not ns
bad as it has been because more of
the unemployed seem to be finding
work. Yet the average person would
be surprised at the charity work
still being carried on. We are taking
care of one family now, a mother
and three children, who did not
even have a bed to sleep in until,
one was given. X do not believe we'
had a more needy case at any time
during the winter.”
Fred Wright, former Shelby man
now living at Kings Mountain: "My
boy has a route over there where
he delivers about 50 Cleveland Stars
now, and I believe that if I could
get put and help him work it up
that a hundred more could be add
* * * *
Judge E. Y. Webb pulled a fast
pun on the court room yesterday.
One woman who was to have re
ported to show good behavior failed
to appear. Questioning revealed that
she could not attend because she
had mumps. "Well," said the judge,
“I’m glad she didn’t come. If she
had been placed in jail with all the
other prisoners, she might have
caused them all to break out.”
W. S. Beam, commander Warren
Hoyle American Legion post: “We
now have more legion members than
ever before, 195 In all, and prospects j
are bright for adding to that reconi |
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Ptrmh Urged To Keep Children In
.School To Assure Full Faculty
Next Tear.
On account of the epidemics of
German measles and Influenza the
attendance in the Shelby schools
Inst month fell lowest lor any
month during the year 1930-31.
The schools are given below In ac
cordance with rank in attendance:
Marlon school _ ........... 92.2
High school __...___90.9
South Shelby school ..._90.1
Washington school __ 88.3
I.aFayette school ......... 87.7
Graham schoo 1._.... 86.3
Jefferson school ..._..... 86.0
A check up for the first six
months shows an enrollment of
3,205 pupils with an average daily
attendance of 2.596. This Is a gain
over last year of 242 in enrollment
and 96 In average dally attendance.
The teachers and school authori
ties are eager to have the attend
ance improved during the remain
ing months of the year on account
oI the effect it may have upon the
teacher allowance and appropria
tion of funds for next year. A re
duced number of teachers would
make highly congested class rooms,
All parents are asked to see that
their children attend as nearly all
the time as 1s possible.
Loses Clothing In
Fire At Samarcand
Miss Charlotte Tedder, daughter
of Attorney and Mrs. D. A. Tedder
a teacher at Samarcand Manor, had
the misfortune to have all of her
clothing burned except those she
was wearing when two dormitories
were destroyed by' fire them f*hurs
day night. The fire was of incen
diary origin and 16 Inmates of the
institution, girls ranging in age from
15 to 20, are blamed for starting the
The Fallston Home Economics club
will meet Friday afternoon at two
o'clock at the home of Mrs. Robert
Cline. Mrs; Irma Wallace will give a
demonstration on pastry making and
also the arrangement of kitchen
furniture will be discussed.
Bill Providing New Supervision
Of N. C. Banking Passes In House
Measure Passes 62 to 40 After Gard
ner Lands Bill In Radio
Raleigh, March 18. — Governor
Gardner’s second trip to the country
brought another spectacular victory
when yesterday afternoon the house
passed his bank commissioners bill
on third reading by 62 to 40.
His excellency, who went on the
radio several weeks ago, carried hts
appeal for the highway bill to the
remotest point in North Carolina
and the result was an overwhelm
ing backstanding by the back coun
try. But the banking fight was a
very different form of warfare. The
opposition to the road bill .ad to
fight a radical tax reduction pro
posal nnd most of the lobbyrg was
manifestly against the interest of
the majority of the counties whore
y*r\n'Vir» ♦ ^
against the roads generally was an
attack on enlightened self interest
But the banking bill was something
else. Governor Gardner battled p iw
erful men in the house, E. o. Flan
agan, Bruce Etheridge, and othei
bankers in the assembly. There was
a strong political organization in the
state government and the personnel
in the banking department master
ed tremendous support for the old
order, Monday evening Governor
Gardner went to the people by radio
Second reading had left thp f ap
parently well on the way to pass
age, but. there were signs of a, break
several days ago. Representative
McBee announced a shift and oth
ers were rumored But the final
bouse pasage of the bill was ew.
On second reading the vote was 5C
to 41; on third reading the -oimt
went to 62 and the opposition lost
Final Action
In Senate On
Highway Bill
Becomes Law On
April 1
Provides For Increase Of Five Ot
SI* Cents On Gasoline
Raleigh, March 18—Pinal action
on the Connor road bill was taken
by the senate last night when the
housfe and senate conferees' report
was adopted. The house adopted tta
report yesterday and upon ratifica
tion the bill becomes law April 1.
The act creates a new highway
commission of seven members, abol
ishes all district lines, provides for
state maintenance of all "ounty
roads, and Increases the gasoline ta*
from five to six cents a gallon.
It originally gave the minority
party a representation of two mem
bers and provided that county pris
oners serving longer than eO dtvi
be used by the state In road work.
Senate amendment abolished mi
nority party representation anil cut
down the length of terms of pris
oners who may be used on road*
from 00 to 30 days and made a pro
vision that free labor must be used
If it can be obtained cheaper than
convict labor.
Compromise Terms.
The conferees reached an agree
ment that the minority party
should be represented by one mem
ber. that free labor be used If cheap
er than convict labor.
Rebates on tax paid on gasoline
used for airplanes also was provid
ed. The conferees also approved the
Dunlap amendment that tne stats
acknowledge an Indebtedness to
counties for highway equipment
taken over by the state when It
takes over all county roads.
Adopt Clauses Singly.
Adoption of the report by the sen
ate came after Senators McLean
and Burrus had attacked the pro
vision for any minority representa
tion. and the unusua\ parliamentary
procedure of adopting a conference
report by single paragraphs wa*
used. This resulted In the senate's
five times voting "the house do con
cur In the senate amendment*
though the house had already
adopted the report.
Mrs. Clubb Buried
At Fountain Inn
Young Matron Leaves/Flvc Ch tidies
Hanging In Ages 10 Month*
To 10 Years.
i Leaving her husband and five
children, ranging in ages from ten
months to ten years, Mrs. Lilly
Gertrude Clubb died at the Shelby
hospital Monday from an attack of
pneumonia. She was only 28 y-ari
of age and the wife of J. W. Ciubb.
one of the trusted employees at the
Cleveland Cloth mill. The club fam
ily lives on Oakland Drive, but MT3.
Clubb’s condition grew so -erious
she was taken to the hoepita’ fo*
treatment and here everything pos
sible was done in an effort to save
her life.
Mrs. Clubb’s funeral was con
ducted Tuesday by Rev. H. h. Wal
drop, pastor of the Eastside Brptist
church and her body was taken to
Fountain Inn, S. C.. for interment.
Surviving are her husband and five
children, Alfred, Walter, Hall, Al
bert and a ten months old daugh
ter,' Altha Jane. Two Brothers,
Walter and George Story, and two
sisters, Mrs. Mary Marks and Mrs
Lucy Calvert also survive.
Little Girls F»ght
A Fire And Win
Four children put up a brave and
heroic fight to subdue a forest fire
on the E. O. McGowan farm just on
the eastern outskirts of Shelby a
few days ago. They got th^ir legs
blistered from the heat but that did
not stop them from fighting an
hour or until the fire was out. An
nie and Bettie Coble, Nancy Mc
Gowan and Edward Ford, ranging
In ages from 10 to 13 years, were
playing tennis on the McGowan
court when they cited a blaze n the
woods. They called for help and
Fred Hopper, colored, came to th->*
assistance, but the, little folks dM
not stand by and watch him do the
job—they helped in the fgiht until
the fire was out.
Rutherford. March 18. — Ethel
Barrymore, famous actress who
scored In “The Lot# Duel" n Ashe
ville Saturday had tea at Lake L vet
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