VOL. XXXV11, Wo. 35
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY. MAR. 23, 1931 Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.
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Fair And Warmer.
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tnd Tuesday. Probably light j
frost to the coast tonight, i
Seven Die In Fire
Holderness. N. H., Mar. 23. j
►Seven children of Mr. and’
Mrs. Louis Avery were burn-;
ed in the little parlor of their'
back roads home early today
in a fire which consumed the
building in less than a quarter
of an hour. The dead: Sperle.j
20; George, 14; Harry, 10;
Alfred. 9; Milton, 5; Daisy, 3;
and Joseph, 5 months. The j
parents and six other children
three of the latter seriously !
Mr. Yelton Of
Buried at Union
Native of Cleveland County Suc
cumbs To Bright’s Disease At
Age of Forty.
At Union Baptist church Sunday
afternoon, Mr. Ambrose G. Yelton,
merchant of Belmont, Gaston coun
ty, was buried. He died in the Shel
by hospital Friday night at ten
o’clock following an illness with
Bright’s disease. Mr. Yelton had
been in declining health for some
time and very sick for the past two
months. He was 40 years of age and
a native of Cleveland county, the
.son of Mr. and Mrs. John Yeiton,
Mr. Yelton was weU known in the j
upper section of Cleveland county!
where he was born and reared. Two
years ago he entered the mercantile
business in Belmont. He was single.
Surviving are four brothers: Will,
Charlie, Oliver and Horace Yelton
and four sisters: Mrs. John Towefy,
Mrs. Lee Eskridge, Mrs. Sain Esk
ridge and Mrs. R. E. Campbell!
Funeral services were conducted
by Rev. D. G. Washburn and Dr.
Zeno Wall. A large crowd attended
Off To Good Start
Throngs of People At Services.
Number United With Church.
Program For Week.
Even though the predictions of
Saturday's weather fan came true j
yesterday, it did not effect the suc
cess of the opening of the revival
campaign services at the First Bap
tist church yesterday morning.
Throngs of people attended the
initial services, both morning and
evening. Yesterday morning at 11
o'clock, Dr. Zeno Wall spoke on,
“They Did Nothing.” At the close of
the service several came forward to
unite with the church upon profes
sions of faith in Christ.
Last night the .subject was “Weep
ing Over the City.” This message
was predicated on the incident of
Jesus when he stood just outside of’
the city of Jerusalem and wept be
cause the people could not realize
and accept the King and Saviour
who had come to redeem the world.
Dr. Wall gave an invitation at the
close and some came forward and
united with the church.
Special features of the services
yesterday were the splendid musical
programs under the direction of Mr.
Easom. At last night’s service two
large chorus choirs were heard.
The program for the week folows:
Each day from morning until
evening—Church auditorium open
for anyone to enter and offer silent
prayer for revival. Continuous pray
Each morning 10 to 10:45 o’clock:
Service in the young peoples’ assem
Each evening, 7:15 o'clock—Four
groups of personal workers. Men
will meet in Mr. Newton’s class
room; women will meet in Mrs.
Roberts’ class room; intermediate
young people and officers and
teachers of intermediate depart
ments will meet in Mr. Geo. Webb's
class room; all juniors will meet in
Each evening, 7:45 o’clock, the
revival service will begin with a
song service, led by Mr. Horace
Easom and two large chorus choirs,
followed by a gospel message by Dr.
Zeno Wall. The public is invited to
all services of the church.
Sure, Spring Has
Hit Town; Peewee
Golf Course Open
Another sign of spring.
The Peter Pan miniature golf
course, on South Washington street,
is opening tonight for the season.
The miniature course, owned by
George Wray, has been leased and
Is being operated by D. L. Willis, jr.
Early next month the new operator
plans to stage a big formal opening
Five Million Dollar
Trade Here Annually
Shelby’s 132 Retail Firms Employ 355 Peo
ple With Yearly Payroll of $397,422. In
dependents Do 81 Percent Business. Gen
eral Business. General Merchandise And
Automotive Group Lead.
The 132 retail stores of Shelby do an annual business
totalling $5,434,268, according to statistics released today by
the Census Bureau compiled from the 1930 census in the first
complete business survey made in the city. With a popula
tion of 10,789 this yearly retail trade ranks among the high
est in the State in proportion to the city’s size.
Thf bureau reports 132 retail
stores with a total annual business
of $5,434 268, a yearly pay roll of
$337,422, and the full-time employ
ment of 355 men and women. The
reported number of employees does
not include those working part time
although the pay roll of part-time
employees is included in salaries and
wages. Merchandise in stock for sale
at the end of 1929 shows a cost val
ue of $806,670.
Type of Business.
The total of 132 stores includes
113 single-store independents, nine
of sectional chains, and 6 units of
national chains. Sales of these two
types of chain organizations aggre
gate $929,328, or 17 uper cent of the
total retail business, while sales of
the single - store independents
amounts to $4,428 210, or 81 per cent.
These figures are based upOn re
ports received in 1930 covering the
year 1929. :
The general merchandise group
takes the lead in this report, with
the automotive group second and
the food group third in order of
The general merchandise group,
which includes 5 department stores,
2 dry-goods stores, 5 general stores,;
dud 2 variety 5-and-10. and tora
dollar stores, reports sales of $1,
444,601, or 26.5 per cent of the total
retail business, employs the full
time services of 115 men and wom
en. and pa^-s $129,983 annually in
salaries and wages. The 5 depart
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South Shelby School
Boy Dies, Pneumonia
J. O. Bowen, Jr. Succumbs To Attack
Of Influenza And Pneumonia.
Age 8 Years.
J. O. Bowen, jr. died Saturday
afternoon at 6 o'clock following an
attack of influenza which develop
ed into pneumonia. The youngster
was eight years of age and a pupil
in the second grade of the South
Shelby school. Four months ago his
The funeral was conducted from
the home of his father J. O, Bowen
Sunday afternoon at 3:30 o’clock by
Rev. Mr. Jenkins, pastor of the La
Fayette Street Methodist church,
and interment was in the cemetery
at Sulphur Springs Methodist
Mrs. Hawkins Father
Dies In Virginia
Mrs. Dewey Hawkins was called to
Cambia, Va., last week because of
the death of her father, J. W.
Mitchell. Mr. Mitchell died at two
o'clock last Tuesday morning, hav
ing been sick since the first of the
year. Mr. Hawkins who went to Cam
bria to attend the funeral returned
home Friday, but Mrs. Hawkins will
remain at her former home for
three or four weeks.
McSwain Fighting Sales Tax And
Luxury Tax In General Assembly
Either One Would lie Unjust, lie
Says. Does Not Believe They
"I can see no justice in either
sales tax on merchants or a lux
ury tax that would hit the little
■man more than anyone else,”
Senator McSwain, home from
Raleigh for the week-end. in
formed The Star.
He likewise predicted that neither
measure would pass the senate.
It is also known that Represen
tative Henry B, Edwards, o? this
county is opposed to those neasures.
“I can se no ejustice in either
tax,” Senator McSwain said. "The
gross sales tax on merchants would
put the little merchant out of b'tsi
ness because lie would feel tt more
than the big merchants. There is
nothing fair about forcing the little
business man to pay a tax even
though he loses money during the
“The luxury tax would be even
worse on the little man—the mill
worker and the farmer. When they
refer to a luxury they are talking
about cigarettes chewing tobacco,
snuff, soda pop, and such as that.
Think about it: Doesn’t the poor
man have as much right to smoko
and chew and drink an occasional
bottle of soda pop as does . he rich
man? Think how you would hit
them by making them pay a tax on
every package of cigarette, everj
plug of chewing tobacco, every box
of snuff, and every bottle of soda
pop. Who can see anything border
ing on fairness In making the aver
age man pay a penalty tax on what
few pleasures and habits le does
have in life? Remember that a lux
ury tax will be as much of a tax cn
the poor consumer as the wealthy
consumer. The Republicans ‘n the
next campaign would have a fine
campaign cry if this Democratic
legislature would impose either of
I iCONTIKUEP OS PAOE TEK-i
A Final Prank
H Old King Winter, a temper
mental fellow, played one final
prank on Miss Springtime before
making his final exit some time
According to the official weather
forecasters spring arrived officially
at 9 o'clock Saturday morning. Yet
Saturday was one of the bitterest
winter days of the year here. Sleet
and rain fell for several hours, a
touch of snow was noticed once,
and a heavy wind was raging prac
tically all day and night.
Throughout the section to the
west and north of Shelby a regular
snowstorm marked the first day of
spring. From Asheville around to
Blowing Rock, Bridgewater and
Marion there was a general snow.
At Marion a 13-inch blanket of
snow fell but soon ' melted away,
while Asheville reported four inches.
Weather forecasts for today, how
ever, assure that the weather of
Saturday and Sunday was perhaps
the last freak of winter as warmer
weather is assured for tomorrow.
Mrs. Weathers Hurt
When Cars Collide
; lias Collar Bone Broken and Facial
Injuries. Accident On West
Mrs. A. P. Weathers is in the
Shelby hospital with a broken collar
bone, a deep cut on her nose and
bruises about her face and body as
a result of a car collision on West
Warren street at the Standard serv
ice station Sunday morning at 11
o'clock. Mr. and Mrs. Weathers were
driving across highway No: 20 when
the Weathers car got caught in traf
fic going east and west. As the
Weathers car hesitated to let a west
bound car pass, the car driven by
Dr. R. L. Bolton, here in charge of
the drive for Boiling Springs junior
college, going east, struck the rear
of the Weathers car. Mrs. Weathers
was on the rear seat and received
the force of the impact. She bled
profusely from the fresh wound in
the face and is considerably jarred
up. X-ray pictures will be taken to
day to determine if there are any
| other injuries.
Dr. Bolton was unhurt, but both
jcars were badly smashed. Mr.
'Weathers has bruises on his left
chest and leg but is up and going.
Senora Burchett, wife of Thomas
Burchett and a respected colored
woman of Freedmon. dropped dead
Saturday morning at her home.
Death resulted from a cerebral
Signs of the Times
"Just typical kids of the present
day," is the explanation given by
Miss Helen Crain (above) former
Birmingham-Southern College co
ed, concerning her friends who
have been arrested at New Orleans,
La., charged with several hold-ups.
She is held as a material witness.
Up Court Work;
Start On Cases
Charge To Jury Is Brief. I'rges
That Prisoners Be Properly
Judge Wilson Warlick, holding his
first term of court in Shelby, start
ed off the spring term here this
morning with a speed similar to
that employed by Judge E. Y. Webb
In Federal court.
By nobn the new jurist had clear
ed away all the opening day for
malities and was ready Just after
the noon recess to get down to busi
ness. His Charge to the grand Jury,
of which Mr. Aust,ell Bettis is fore
man, was brief and to the point
The few good behavior cases on the
docket were rapidly disposed of and
before 12 o'clock the court was
hearijjg, %uh£pJs.sion,c«^es, A jkotat,
seldom ever reached here before the
afternoon of the first day.
Speaks Of Fire,
The Newton Jurist’s charge was
not a lengthy expounding of funda
mental law, but rather a brief out
line of the duties of the Jury. He
! placed especial emphasis upon the
fact that the Jury should see that
convicts on the No. 6 chain gang are
properly protected against the dan
gers of fire and other disasters.
Nothing, he said, caused him to be
lieve that necessary precaution was
not exercises, but the recent Duplin
county convict camp fire at which
13 prisoners were burned to death
should suffice, he stated, to make all
officials sec that other such disas
ters are made impossible.
Grand Jury Working.
Not only was the court machinery
ready for the steady grind by noon,
but the grand Jury was already in
action before noon, a true bill be
ing returned before court adjourned
for the noon recess against J. Y,
Green, colored, of the Bothng
Springs section, charging him with
carnal knowledge-of a young color
Two submission cases were dis
posed of before noon and Solicitor
Spurgeon Spurling stated that he
would like to fix Thursday as the
date for trial of Paul Wilkinson,
young South Carolina man, who is
charged with driving an automobile
which fatally injured Mr. Tom
Wright, aged Mooresboro man, many
months ago. The case has already
been continued three times. Judge
B. T. Falls, counsel for the defense,
was not sure that he could oe ready
for trial by Thursday. One Import
ant witness for the defense, he con
tended, was living In Washington
and her street address could not be
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For City Election
Frank Kendall has been appoint
ed by the city board of aldermen as
registrar for the city election to be
held the first Monday in May at
which time the citizens will vote on
a mayor, board of aldermen and
city school board. Those who have
become of age since the last city
election or have moved in one of the
local voting precincts within the
past two years, may register when,
the books are open twenty days be
fore the election the first Monday
Already S. A. McMurry and W. N.
Dorsey have announced for mayor,
Z. J. Thompson, Wythe Royster,
John Schenck and R. M. Washburn
have announced for membership on
the board of aldermen. No candi-j
dates have announced for the city
Fight Fire At
Rush Week-End For
Three Alarms Here In Addition To
Church Blaze Sunday At
The week-end that ushered In the
spring season brought Shelby fire
men their most active two days of
the year. Three alarms were an
swered In the city Saturday and
Sunday In addition to a call from
Kings Mountain to fight a stubborn
blaze at the First Baptist church.
The first alarm came Saturday
| afternoon from the J. L. Gaffney
j battery station, South Washington
street, where a blazing automobile
was extinguished with little dam
age. The second alarm came early In
the evening from the residence of
Mrs. D. E. Honeycutt, North Mor
gan street, where a small fire start
ed, it Is said, from an electric stove.
Tire worst fire of the week-end,
j however, came during the driving
wind and rain Sunday morning at
2 o'clock when a house on 8outh
Morgan street extension, owned by
Mr. W. H. Blanton and occupied by
a colored family, was destroyed. The
small building was a mass of flames
when the fire truck arrived and the
three occupants, two women and
one man, barely managed to get
out. None of them had time to
clothe and all came out In the cold
rain hi their bare feet.
To Kings Mountain.
Sunday at noon a request came
from Kings Mountain that the local
fire department send aid to battle
a fire in the Sunday school annex
of the First Baptist church there.
The big pump truck. Chief J. R.
Robinson and about 10 firemen an
swered the call, making a rapid run
to the eastern Cleveland town, 13
The holding of the blaze to the
annex, preventing any damage to
the main church auditorium, de
spite a high wind was brought about
by expert aid tendered Hie Kings
Mountain firefighters by the Shelby
and Bessemer city firemen. Visiting
firemen were highly commended by
Kings Mountain citizens for their
PLACE CHURCH DAMAGE
THERE AROUND *6,000
(By E. R. Gamble.)
Kings Mountain, March 23.—A
blaze that originated In the Sunday
school annex of the First Baptist
church here yesterday did approxi
hibtety five or six thousand dollars
damage to the annex.
The fire in the annex of the
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On, Elder Is Here
Pastor Hayes Preaches On "Relig
ion in the Home.” Presiding
Eider Preaches Morning.
' Religion in the Home" was the
first sermon of a revival series be
gun at the Central Methodist
church yesterday morning by Rev.
L. B. Hayes, pastor.
“Christianity comes first from
home training,” said Mr. Hayes. “It
is unjust to children for them to
have to depend almost entirely upon
their public school teachers to learn
to discriminate the right from the
wrong. Mothers and fathers should
realize their obligations as parents.
They should strive to make the
home cricle one of discipline and re
ligious instruction, so that when
the children are allowed to go out
into the everyday things of the
world, they will remember and re
spect the teachings and wishes of
their parents. We must thank the
Lord for the many good school
teachers we have, for on them now
rests so much of the responsibility
that should belong to parents. Chil
dren are learning more and more to
look upon their teachers for the sim
pler truths that should really come
to them from the right kind of
“In our anxiety to get rich quick,
we seem to be forgetting that riches
are not life,” Dr. Hayes continued.
He pointed out that in Tulsa, Okla
homa, one of the^ richest cities per
capita in the United States, the
number of divorces is alarming—be
cause men are too much absorbed In
their personal riches to give eve* a
small portion of their time to their
families. “Let us keep in closer
touch with our children and our
homes,” the pastor urged. “Let's cul
tivate some of the old time religion
that makes home an institution
worthy.of our children.”
Despite inclement weather, a
large congregation attended the
first of the two weeks’ services.
Morning services are being held
each day at 9 and each evening at
7 ; 30.
New Round-the-World Fliers
Pilot Clyde E. Pangborn (left) and Assistant Pilot Hugh Herndon,
Jr., in front of the cabin monoplane in which they hope to take off
early neat month on a round-the-world flight. They will seek to lower
the present globe-circling record held by the Graf Zeppelin.
General Assembly Tires Bat
Has Major Measures On Hand
Finance BUI Centering Around 'Fix!
Proposition* Up Yet. Plan
(By M. B. DCNNAGANi
(Star New* Bureau,
Raleigh,Mar. 33.—The North Car
olina general assembly la tired. One
doctor member read the symptoms
and declared most of the memoers
are used up, spent, and need a rest.
They have already broken all rec
ords by staying In session two
weeks over the normal time, with
little prospects of getting away in
another two weeks. ‘‘Easter" now is
the most promising prediction.
The assembly has reached its low
ebb stage. Members are talkative,
touaiuoua and-irritable. Ttoey have
spent two and three hour sessions
in passing one or two bills and prob
ably tabling as many more. All want
to talk and dissect every bill. They
question each others motives con
stantly, and sometimes Justly. There
is a sort of back-wash over passing
things that now seeks to kill them.
During the next two weeks, predl?
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Washburn Oil Co.
To Distribute Gas
Fifty Thousand Gallon Storage
Tanks to Contain Atlantic
— Washburn OH Co., Geo. D. Wash
bum, manager, has thken the dis
tribution in Cleveland and Ruther
ford counties of the petroleum pro
ducts of the Atlantic Refining Co.
Two mamomth storage tanks with a
capacity of fifty thousand gallons
of gasoline have been erected at the
Seaboard depot near the Washburn
Coal yard from which point the At
lantic Refining Co., products will be
distributed. This is a new gasoline
for this territory, yet It Is well
known as the ‘‘White Flash”
through a recent extensive adver
Drs. Ben Gold and Sam Schenck,
Shelby physician and surgeon, are
this week attending a series of
clinics in Baltimore and Washing
ton. The major portion of the week
they will attend the 15th annual
clinical session of the American Col
lege of Physicians at Baltimore, then
they will go to Washington for the
Navy Medical Department, Army
and Public Health, and children's
hospital clinics. They are accom
panied by Mrs. Gold and Mrs.
Schenck and will return the first of
DO YOU LIVE ON A HIGHWAY?
Chances are that you do live on one of the highways
to be taken over by the State on April 1st. The legisla
ture has just passed the new highway bill, whereby the*
State takes over all county road systems and maintains
them by an increased gasoline tax, thus lifting some of
the tax on land.
Get A County Hoad Map Free.
There are 793 miles of roads in Cleveland county.
A new road map has just been issued, showing these
roads that will be taken over April 1st by the state.
You can get one of these road maps by paying $1
or more on subscription to The Star. Either pay at The
Star office or see one of our subscription agents, P. S.
Gettys or Q. J. Devenny.
Better get one of these maps before the supply ia
County Loses On
Sales Tax Plan
Would Pay Out More Under Mac
Lcan Bill Than Would Be Re
ceived For School#.
(Special to The Star.)
Raleigh, March 23 —About 15 of I
the larger North Carolina counties!
would get more money out Of the
state for operation of the six months
school term under the so-called
MacLean plan than they would pay
Into the treasury under the general
sales tax plan which accompanies it,
while the remaining 85 counties pay
more under the sales tax than they
get back If the state takes over and
operates their schools for six months,
school people have estimated.
Under the MacLean plan, all of
the counties participate In the state
fund, but most of them pay back
more, Indirectly, under the sales tax,
some of them twice as much, as the
difference between the amount the
MacLean plan gives them und the
amount the Folger plan gives them.
The latter plan, embodied In a bill
introduced by Senator John H. Fol
ger, chairman, and other members
of the senate education committee,
provides a 510,000,000 school fund,
$2,200,000 for the six months term
and $1,800,000 for the extended term.
Under this plan four of the larger
Counties, Durham, Forsyth, Meck
lenburg and New Hanover, do not
participate in the equalizing fund.
The MacLean plan contemplates a
general sales tax which is estimated
to produce $9,000,000 In revenue.
With slightly more than 3,000,000
population in the state, that means
about an average of $3 per person
per year in this sales tax, collected
indirectly. With a population of
$133,010 at $3 each, Guilford would
pay $399,030 of this tax. and re
ceive $670,693 from the state; on the
same basis, Mecklenburg would pay
$393,913 In the tax and receive $595,
785 for her schools; Forsyth would
pay $335,043 and get back $531,147;
Durham would pay $201,588 and get
$335,210; New Hanover would pay
$120,030 and get $197,026.
In This County.
Cleveland county, under the Fol
ger plan, would get $180,263 of the
equalizing fund, and $282,274, or
$102,011 more, under the MacLean
plan. But Cleveland, with a popula
tion of 51,914, paying $3 each, would
pay $155,742 Into the school fund, or
$53,731 more than the difference be
lt ween the amounts received under
'the MacLean and the Folger plans.
i In This County
Cleveland Tops All
N. C. Counties
Robeson Second, 10,000 Bales Behind
Cleveland. Below Last
The final rotton finning r: •
port for 1930, issued Friday,
shows that Cleveland county
again lead all other North Caro
lina counties In cqtton produc
tion with a total of 62792 bales.
Although leading the state agalg
production Cleveland county failed
to equal the 1929 record crop of 64,
bales This decline resulted from tht
baleal Th.s decline resulted from thd
unusual dry weather.
The state lead was clearly estab
lished according to the final gtnnlnf
figures. Robeson county with 62,304
bales ranked second, hut was mori
than 10,000 bales behind. Johnstoi
county In third place was more that
20,000 bales t* tine rear of Cleve
I Cleveland's 62,792 nates was mor<
than tlie combined or.tvon produc
tion of three ne(yry>rtu& counties --
Rutherford, Geetor end Lincoln.
Catawba county's 1930 ginnlnv
was 16,648 bales compared to ’8.1J6
In 1929. Gaston ginned 13.870 In
1930 and 13,705 In 1929. Lincoln gin
ned 19,361 In 1930 and 19,539 I4
1929. Rutherford ginned 21,142 14
1930 and 23,273 in 1929.
Of Grover Is
Wealthy Textile Manufacturer Sue.
eumbs At Age 81. Gave Liberally
'"Special to The Star.)
Kings Mountain, March
Funeral services for Rufus P. Rob
erts, 81, retired cotton mill owner!
and one of the most prominent citi
zens of Grover, who died at his
home there Sunday morning at)
8:15 o'clock, will be conducted at the
First Presbyterian church of Grover
Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock, withi
Rev. J. T. Dendy, the pastor offic
iating. Burial will be In the Grove*
cemetery. Mr. Roberts had been sic)*
two weeks with pneumonia.
Mr. Roberts was born and spent
the early part of his life in Gcsto'*
county. He later moved to Cheroke*
Falls where he was, secretary and
treasurer and one of the principal
stockholders of the Cherokee cottoA
mill. He held this position 40 year A
When he retired from business h*
moved to Grover where he has mad*
his home for the last 10 years. H*
was an elder in the Presbyterian
church at Grover and was one of
its most active and interested mem
bers. He was the largest contribute*
to the handsome new Shiloh Pres
byterian church plant complete*
three years ago at Grover. Col. Cal
vin Plonk, his partner In the Chero
kee mill give the radium now use*
at Rutherford hospital.
Mr. Roberts was married to Mis*
Eliza Deal, who preceded him to th*
grave six years ago. He -md rut
children. One brother J. T. Robert*
of Richmond, Va„ survives. Besides
the brother there are a host of
nieces and nephews in Asheville
and Atlanta and Roswell, Ga.. and
Active pallbearers will be C F.
Harry. H. A. Turney, T. L. Neel, B.
O. Becknoll, J. B. Ellis and J. G.
White all of Grover.
Tire honorary pallbearers will fca
Col. J. C. Plonk, Hickory: Nathan
Littlejohn and Dr. W. C. Hambright
of Gaffney, C. C. Blanton and R. L.
Ryburn of Shelby, E. A. Smith, sr.,
C. E. Neisler. sr., and J. S. Mauney
of Kings Mountain, George W,
Green, D. J. Keeter and Dr. Georg*
Oates of Grover.
Local Waltons Get
Good Catch In Snow
When the fish are in a biting
mood they bite regardless of th*
| Saturday three Shelby Isaak Wal
tons— H. C. Long, Dean Duncan and
Willis McMurry—made the best
catch of the season at Lake James,
Bridgewater, despite the fact that
snow fell practically all day. Sbr
bass were caught totalling 30 pounds
in weight. The smallest catch weigh
ed a pound and 10 ounces.
Another Shelby fishing party
there for the day had the misfor
tune to overturn in a motor boat,
when the boat struck a stump, and
all were ducked In the icy water.