North Carolina Newspapers

    FRIDAY, MAK. 27, 1931 Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.
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VOL. XXXV11, No. 37
H X»u. oei eear no advance*
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LA IE new:
Cotton, per lb.
Cotton Seed, per bu
More Rain
Today’s North Carolina
Weather Report: Rain tonight
and Saturday, (.'older Satur
day in west portion. Colder
Saturday night and Sunday.
Charlotte Crash.
Charlotte, March 27.—The
crash of a passenger train in
to a crowded street car here
early today, injuring 43 per
sons at a crossing equipped
with safety gates, set in mo
tion thre separate investiga
tion three separate investiga
blame. Authorities of th,e Sou
thern Railway Company, the
local street car company and
public officials sought to de
termine why the crossing gat
es were raised w hile the car,
loaded with early risers on
their way to work, rolled di
rectly into the path of the lo
comotive as the latter crossed
West Trade street into the
yard of the Southern passen
ger station. Twenty-six of the
injured w,ere reported “rest
ing well” by the hospitals to
which they were taken. The
other 17 suffered injuries not
requiring hospital attention.
None are expected to die. Of
the victims, 3<> are negroes, _
Gus Branton
Buried Today
At Ross Grove
Died suddenly At His Home On
Fallston Road. Had Been In
Good Health.
Gus Branton, prominent central- j
tor and builder, died yesterday j
morning at his home on the Falls ton I
road just north of Shelby, follow-j
ing an illness of a few hours with'
angina pectoris. Mr. Branton had j
gotten up and planned to go to his
work in which he was engaged. |
building a nice home lor Mrs. Clay- j
ence Mull opposite the Shelby hos
pital when he became sick and |
called In the family physician, Dr.;
E. B. Lattimore. He died 15 minutes;
after the physician arrived. |
Mr. Branton was 55 years of age j
and was born a few miles north of!
Shelby. He was a carpenter and con-!
tractor by trade and a very con- j
sclentious and capable man, build-!
mg a number of the better buildings!
in Shelby. He was a fine Christian
gentleman and held the respect of
all who knew him.His death was a
Shock to the family and his great
host of friends.
Mr. Branton was married to Miss
Arcie Costner who survives, together
with three children, Mrs. Tom
Dixon of Shelby, Mrs. Ollie Lowery,
of Seneca, S. C., and Ray Branton
of Shelby. Three brothers, Jasper,
Julius and Charlie Branton and
three sisters, Mrs. Zeb Weathers,
Mrs. Clarence Costner and Mrs. Bob
Kendrick also survive.
Funeral services were conducted
this afternoon at 2 o'clock at the
Ross Grove Baptist church by Dr.
Zeno Wall and Rev, H. E. Waldrop.
Default Move
In Hicks Suit
City of Gastonia Fails To File An
swer In Required Legal
Gastonia, March 27. In Cleveland
county superior court next Wednes
day arguments will be heard as to
the vacating of a default judgment
entered before Clerk of Court A. M
Hamrick in Shelby in the case of
Dr. R. C. Hicks, suing the city of
Gastonia for $20,000 personal dam
A. E. White, attorney for the city
of Gastonia, failed to file answer to
the original complaint in due time
and the default judgment followed.
In the event the Cleveland court
issues a vacating order, Attorney
Woltz will seek to have the case re
moved to Gaston county.
Dr. Hicks, a Shelby dentist, was
injured December 21, 1929, when his
car crashed into a concrete traffic
light standing east of this city on
the Wilkinson boulevard. In tl>e
complaint it is alleged the Injuries
were due to negligence on the part
of the city of Gastonia in placing
the standard at a stret intersec
tion. Dr. Hicks gave notice shortly
after his recovery, that he would
Masonic Meeting
A regular meeting of Cleveland
lodge 202 A. F. and A. M. will be
held tonight at the temple at 7:30
o’clock All member.- are urged to be
Hope Not Given Up For New
Hosiery Plant Here; Offer
Still Under Consideration
Would Bring Large
Payroll Here
High Point Manufacturers Have
Not Vet Made Reply To
Shelby Bid.
There is still some hope that
a new hosiery mill will be es
tablished in Shelby during the
year, it was learned here today.
Some months ago High Point men
became interested in establishing a
new hosiery plant in Shelby. Local
leaders heard of (he plans and
made the High Point men an at
tractive offer to locate the plant
here in the building formerly occu
pied by the Janet hosiery mill. The
offer was to hold good if the new
plant would assure annual payroll
of $75,000. which would add consid
erably to business activity of the
At that time it was expected that :
the High Point men would give!
their answer in approximately 10]
days, but so far no definite answer
has been given. It was learned this
week, however, that the proposition
is still being considered, and in Shel- i
by it is hoped that the proposed
plan for a new industry will go
through. -1
Grover School Girl
Dies In Hospital
Nine Year Old Hilda llrrndon .Suc
cumbs After Long Illness.
Buried Today.
Hilda Herndon, nine year old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Lester
Herndon of Grover, died Thursday
morning at 6 o'clock at the Shelby
hospital, following ah illness since
last December. Since she was taken
sick with a heart trouble, she had
been a patient three times In che
hospital and every medical atten
tion was given her, but nothing
could save her life.
Hilda was in the third grade at
school, a patient loving child with a
beautiful character. She had just
passed her 9th birthday on Tues
day of this week. ,
Funeral services are being held
this afternoon at the Grover home
of the parents at 2 o'clock, the serv
ice being conducted by the pastor
of the First Baptist church. Sur
viving are her parents and the fol
lowing brothers and sisters, Marie,
who is a student in a Greensboro
college, Graham, Harold, Jack, Ed
win Gerald, Her Grandmother Hern
don on her father's side and grand
parents, Mr. and Mrs. D. J. Bookout
on her mother's side also survive.
Little Miss Herndon is a niece of
Mrs. Beulah Parker and Mrs. Hugh
Logan of Shelby.
Baseball On Today
And Saturday Here
Ilighs Play Kings Mountain Today
And Boiling Springs College
The Shelby highs are playing at
home this afternoon and again to
morrow, Saturday, afternoon,
Today at the city park the rebuilt
1930 champions are playing Kings
Mountain, an old rival. Saturday
the Boiling Springs junior college
nine comes here for a game.
With a week’s practice together
since the opening game last Friday
the Morrismen arc showing im
provement and in practice sessions
are working together more smooth
ly. A decided improvement shown
indicates that the highs should at
least break even in the two contests
this week.
Second Round Puts
Shelby Golfer Out
Of Pinehurst Play
Pete Webb, young Shelby golfer,
failed to get in the final day’s play
today in the North and South open
tournament at Pinehurst because of
I off-play in his second round Thurs
day. In the first round the young
I Shelby golfer turned in a good 77
for 18 holes, but he faltered in the
second 18 holes and made an 65
which eliminated him from the first
sixty, including a score of America’s
best known golfers such as Hagen,
Sarazen and others. With his total
score of 162. however, the Shelby
youngster tied Bill Goebel, Charlotte
pro, and led some of the best known
golfers in the two Carolines
Woodman Dance.
There will be a round and square
dance at the Woodman hull Sat
urday night;
Patterson Case
To Jury; Hearing
Tak^s Much Time
Former Klla Official Charged With j
False Pretense In Cotton
After a day and a half had been
given over to hearing the evidence
and addresses of the counsel the
Lein Patterson case was given to the
jury hr superior court here today at
noon. A verdict is anticipated this
Patterson was charged with re
ceiving money under false pretense
in an alleged cotton sale at the Ella
mill where he was employed as an
official until this trouble developed.
The chief witness for the state was
Griff Borders, well known farmer,
who testified that he had taken two
bales of cotton, presumably belong
ing to Patterson and had sold them
to the Ella mill through Patterson
After getting the check Borders tes
tified that lie gave the money to
Patterson with the exception of
half the profit between the alleged
purchase price and the sale price.
mill.Later, he stated, he returned the
money to the mill. The state's im
plication was that there were no
two such bales of cotton and that
Patterson had manipulated the tags
to represent two bales that were not
In existence.
The defense did not offer any
evidence, contending that the state
had not shown that the cotton fea
turing the transaction was not'the
cotton of Patterson, Judge B. T.
Palls aided Solicitor Spurgeon Syurl
ing in the prosecution and Patter
son was represented Attorney D, Z.
Newton and W. S. Beam.
The hearing drew the largest
crowd of any trial at this session of
the court, and scores of people are
about the court house this afternoon
awaiting the verdict. Opinion of]
spectators as to the verdict of the
jury is pretty evenly divided
Other Counts.
In addition to the case now In the j
hands of the jury the solicitor, It Is!
understood, has six other counts of j
a similar nature against Patterson.1
These other charges will not likely j
be reached this term.
It is evident now that the trial of
criminal cases will continue well
into next week before the couut can
clear away enough of the criminal
docket to reach the civil calendar.
Continue Trial.
■The automobile homicide charge
against Paul Wilkinson, young
South Carolina man, was continued
until Wednesday of the first week of
the next term of superior court here
in July. Wilkinson is charged with
driving the car which fatally injur
ed Mr, Tom Wright, aged Moores
boro citizen, on the highway there
a number of months ago. It is the
fourth time the case has been con
Penney Assistant
Goes To Reidsville
Gerald McBrayer, assistant mana
ger of the J C. Penney Co., leaves;
Sunday for Reidsville where he be- i
conies manager of the Penney Co.
store at that place. Mr. McBrayer
has been with the Penney Co. here
since the store was opened nearly
six years ago and proved so cap-]
able and efficient, he was advanced
to assistant manager. He now steps
out as manager of a store establish
ed some years ago at Reidsville. Mr.
McBrayer is the son of Mr. and Mrs.
Lander F. McBrayer.
County Quartette
On Radio Sunday
The senior B. Y. P. U. male quar
tet of Beaver Dam church will
broadcast from station WSPA,
Spartanburg, S. C. Sunday morning,
March 29, from 10:30 to 11 o'clock.
The quartet is composed of the
following: Messrs. Albert McGinis,
second tenor, Gilbert McGinnis, first
tenor, Ralph Callahan, baritone,
Truman Bridges, bass.
Turners Open New
Produce Business
Messrs. D. Q. and R. G. Turner
have just opened a wholesale pro
duce house In Shelby to be known
as the Cleveland Produce company.
The firm is located Just off South
LaFayette street behind the Choco
late Shop. A general trade will be
handled In chieke.ns, eggs, produce
and feed
To Open Revival
A» Eastside
Rev. I.. L, Jessup, pastor of '.hr
Second Itaplist church will do tite
preaching at a revival which begins
at the Kastside Baptist church of
w hich Kev. II. E. Waldron is pa . or.
Services begin Sunday morning at
11 o'clock and during the week one
preaching service will he held »aeh
evening beginning at ■;:!0 o'clock.
College Drive
Continues Gain
Fund Now Exceeds $7,000. Over $300
Added During The Past
To date the Boiling Springs junior
college fund amounts to $7,208.15*
according to Dr. R. L. Bolton, here
in the interest of the drive for funds
for the school. This weke. $339:55 was
added to the fund, as follows.
Previously reported ......I $0,368.80
First Baptist church, Shelby 50.00
Sandy Run Ass*_.._. 41.00
R. E. Wilson and family 35.00
V O. Cline - .......25,00
J. F. Lutz . ___26.00
J. W, Irvin
Race- Path Church - _i $13.38
Bolling Springs church .. .... 410.00
Elizabeth church . ........... 9.35
O. Z. Morgan ....._...... 10.0')
J. D. Alien __............. 10.09
W. E. Cornwell . .............. 7 50
Tom Cornwell . ......_... iO.Ou
Frank Corn well_............. 5.00
C. O. Hamrick. Shelby ........ 5 09
Mrs. C. C. Hamrick, Shelby .... 3.00
Donation. Shelby 0 ____ 10.00
Cdhen Bros., Shelby - 20.00
Andrew Collins, Shelby .... .
Irvin M. Spake . .... 5.00
G, H. Roberts, Shelby - 5 00
East Side church, Shelby .... 4.00
Reuben McBrayer, Forest City 5.00
Total to date . .. $7,208.15
Home Burned On
Owner’s Birthday
V. j. Hill, farmer, living a mile and
a half from Fallston had his home
destroyed fey fire on his birthday,
March llth Tiie entire residence
was destroyed and nothing saved of
the contents but an organ three
beds and two wash stands. His
smoke house and meat was also de
Sales Tax Plan
By House With
j.Narrow Margin
Edwards Votes To
Remove Tax
General Sales Tax Wins By Four
Votes. May Be Defeated
Raleigh. March 27.—The North
Carolina house of representatives,
sitting us a committee of the whole,
last night by a vote of 55 to 81 ap
proved tlte Day general sales tax
provision of the house revenue bill.
The vote was taken on the pro
posed amendment of Representative
Erwin, of Burke, to strike out the
general sales tax section.
To Raise $9,000,000.
Fifty-five representatives voted
against this amendment and 51 for
it. The Day plan, a 1 per cent tax
on gross sales of all retail mer
chants in the state, is estimated by
its sponsors to raise approximately
*9.000,000 annually to help support
the six month’s school term and car
ry out the mandate of the Maclean
Holmes advocated a cut In state
i salaries of 25 per cent, an equalizing
fund of $12,000,000 for schools and
no sales tax. He asserted teacher?,
i state officials and other public em
ployes would draw more salary with
! a 20 or 25 percent cut than they
made in 1918 and the reduced pay
i would buy more than the top salary
! did three years ago.
I Representative Henry B. Edwards,
of Cleveland county, voted for the
Ervin substitute which would strike
out the sales tax section of the Day
Not l ei Passed.
Kalelgh, March 27.—Although the
house sitting as a committee of the
whole last night voted down an
amendment to eliminate the general
sales tax from tire revenue bill by a
vote of 55 to 51, possibly of a shift
Of the, votes necessary to kill the
gbtteraUnalee tax provision when It
comes to the floor of the house Is
(predicted by some of those follow
ing the progress of the provision.
Probably a dozen shifts have
jbeen made, practically all of them
I to the opposition side, within the
I last 24 hours, and at this rate the
| measure could meet death.
However, If it passes the house,
| the predictions are that it will meet
defeat in the senate. Supporters of
the geheral sales tax In the house,
who previously had supported the
so-called luxury tax plan, expressed
hope that the senate would substi
tute the luxury fax when the bill
reaches the senate, and then hopes
to muster strength enough when it
returned to the bouse for concur
rence to carry it over.
Senate May Kill Both.
But, if present Indications in the
senate are to be relied upon, that
body will not only kill the general
sales tax, but also the luxury sales
tax. Moreover, It is freely predicted
that the increased equalizing fund,
probably to $10,00,000, will be pro
posed by the .senate. That body, ac
cording to general belief, will not
support a sales tax, general or hix
Increasing Interest Here In
Baptist-Methodist Revivals
Special. Music At
Baptist Church
Hundreds Attending. Large Numbers |
Being Saved. Meetings
The revival which has been going
on for several days at the First
Baptist church, is gaining in inter
est, inspiration and attendance as
the days pass.
On Wednesday evening Dr. Wall
spoke on “The Tragic Burial." He
gave a graphic description of the
man who buried the talent which
was entrusted to him as steward and
closed the message with the result
of such a tragedy. “How Shall We
Escape If We Neglect So Great a
Salvation?" was last night’s theme.
The consequences of neglect was
brought vividly to the large audi
ence present.
The morning services have been
inspiring. Wednesday morning the
subject was, "Praying For Our Ene
mies.” He predicated the message on
Christ’s prayer on the cross for His
enemies. “Wilt Thou Not Revive Us
Again. That Thy People May Re
joice in Thee,” was the subject
Thursday morning. The pastor
urged all to continue to pray for the
revival now going on until the holy
spirit gains entrance into every lost
rovTi::: -ei> on renm*-, >
Rev. Church Cornea
Next Week
Only One Service Daily At Central
Methodist Church Beginning
Increasing interest is being shown
in the revival underway at the Cen
tral Methodist church where Dr. R.
M. Courtney, presiding elder ot this
district is preaching each morning
in a short service lasting from 9 to
9:45 and the pastor. Rev. L. B.
Hayes, is conducting the services
each evening at 7:30 o'clock.
Special music has been arranged
by Mr. Dale Kalter, music director
for the Sunday services and the
choir is in practice for the Easter
service when the revival will reach
its climax and close.
One Service Daily Next Week.
The presiding elder and Pastor
Hayes have been preaching strong
sermons all during the week and a
great spiritual revival is in evidence,
many have signifide their desire to
unite with the church before the
meeting comes to a close.
Morning services will be dispensed
with on week-days next week and
the pastor. Mr Hayes will not
preach except on Sundays. Rev. L.
B. church, Kings Mountain Meth
odist pastor comes Monday to con
duct the preaching services each
evening nr 7‘30 o'clock.
World’s Youngest Officer
Br virtue of his commission promulgated by the Governor of Idaho
who repose* “special confidence in his inefrity, diligence and discrel
tion,;> Paul Lambert Priest (above) four months old, of fironxviile
N. i., i* a lieutenant-colonel, entitled to carry a sword and rutin- 1
salute from majors down to the lowliest buck private in kitchen policy
This District Remains Same,
Number Changed; Unite Colleges
Senate Paws Rrdis trie tint Hill
This Now Tenth. Consolidate
Raleigh, March 27.—Making slight
changes, the senate Wednesday
night passed without a record vote
a committee substitute bill to re
district North Carolina to take care
of the eleventh congressman which
the state gained by the 1930 census
The changes made by the senate
would remove Chatham and Ran
dolph from the sixth district, as set
up In the committee’s bill, and with
Vance from the fifth district places
them In the fourth.
The fourth district would be com
prised of: Franklin, Johns ton, Nash,
Vwwe, Oatham, Randolph and Wake!
Caswell. Forsyth. Granville, Per
son, Rockingham, Stokes and Surry
counties would comprise the fifth
In the sixth would be Alamance, I
Durham, Orange and Guilford coun
Earlier in the week Senator John
son of Duplin Introduced a resolu
fcotmrnnro on paoe twelve >
Five Men Flee
In Rutherford
However Four Are Retaken In 30
Minutes, And Capture Of
Fifth Is Expected.
Rutherfordton, March 27.—Five
prisoners, all young white men,
broke out of jail here Wednesday
about nine o’clock, four of whom
were captured within thirty minutes
after their escape but the fifth,
Geo. Brady, is still at large. Officers
are on his trail and hope to appre
hend him soon.
Those escaping were Llnnie and
Lonnie Flynn, charged with chicken
theft, Riley Hensley, Geo. Brady and
Hop Valentine, charged with store
W. L. Walker, Jailer, unlocked the
door to the inside cell to place a tub
of water. Five prisoners outside the
cell rushed him, also several In the
cell. They took his keys and billy,
unlocked the door and the five got
out. The keys were gotten back!
later. Walker outwitted fifteen men,
Ikept them from locking him hi the
cell and ran out and shot at two of
the fleeting prisoners and gave the
Shelby Boy Picked
Blarney Stone As
First “Saint Pat”
Raleigh, March 27,—When the
1931 “Grand Brawl" of the Engineers
fair at North Carolina State college
Is concluded on April 4, nearly 325
senior engineering students will have
kissed the “blarney stone” since It
was first brought to the Institution
in 1927.
This stone, which was selected by
the first “Saint Pat,” John Anthony,
Jr., a nephew of Governor O. Max
Gardner, is carefully preserved and
guarded between the annual initia
Geologically it is of the pre-Cam
brian age. which means that it was
part of the original earth's crust,
being formed ages before any life
appeared on the planet, so the State
college engineer's tradition goes.
The whereabouts of the famous
old stone Is at present known to two
inien mi the campus.
Town Talk
“More woodland has been cleared
up In Cleveland county and sur
rounding section In the last six
mouths than In any similar period
of time in 30 years," several citizens
declared during a conversation yes
terday at the court house, “The
farmers ore not only cutting timber
but are cleaning out tracts where
there Is nothing but firewood. A
trio about the county will show
more land cleared or being cleared
and bigger piles of wood thin has
been seen In a long time. Two things
are responsible: First, this work txaa
given employment to many hands
during the unemployed period, and,
second, after a low-price cotton year
farmers have picked up quite a bit
of extra money selling timber and
Oliver Anthony, real estate dealer:
"On a recent automobile trip to
Sanford my companions and myself
counted the automobiles we saw on
the highway, particularly between
Charlotte and Shelby, anti there are
fewer cars travelling than in years.”
An observant citizen: "I was in
terested in the proposal la legisla
ture to lower the price of automo
bile tags. They should be lowered
even If It means an additional gas
tax. As it is now the fanner who
drives Ills car to town only once or
twice per week has to pay as much
for his license tags as does the man
who drives many miles each day,
That isn't right. The tax should be
in proportion to the amount the car
is used—-and that means the gas
tax, for then the man who drives
the most pays the most to build and
maintain the highways. In other
words every auto owner would pay
in proportion to his use of the high
ways. It Is the same principle as
owning a home; the man who owns
the big home pays more tax, as he
should, than the man who owns a
small home.”
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Victor Wray, of the A. V. Wray
and Six Sons firm: "Say the bon as
checks to the vets haven’t helped if
you want to, but they have. In the
last few days we've sold suits and
other clothing to nine veterans.
They’re using their heads about
spending their money."
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Charlie Woodson: “Sherrill Ham
rick, the Shelby high school pitcher
last year, should be with some of the
Piedmont league clubs this year
since they must use four rookies on
each club. He is as good or better
than any of the pitchers Ray Ken
nedy, the Asheville manager, used
at Spartanburg yesterday."
Native Of County
Die* In Oklahoma
News has been received here of
the death in Wynnewood, Okla., of
Mrs. H. L. Kimsey who died Monday,
Mar. 16, at her home there. She was
one of Wynnewood’s outstanding
women and a native of Cleveland
county, having been born near Toluca
Before marriage she was Miss Mit
tle Ida Self, and was a first cousin of
J. M. Vaughn and Carlo Sell of
Shelby. Scores of other relatives sur
vive in Cleveland county, Mrs. Kim
sey was 46 years of age
Messrs DeWitt Quinn, Charlie J.
Woodson, Hudson B. Ellis and Renn
Drum were visitors in Spartanburg,
S. C.. yesterday, witnessing the Ashe
ville-Jersey. City baseball game.
Makes His Own
Auto Tags;Has
Phoney Money
Does Good Job Of
Making Tag
Counterfeit Nickels Found On
County Man. Mold Found
At Home.
Trouble heaped up about
Cary Dyer, Cleveland county
farmer yesterday. While he
was en route to jail yesterday
on a charge of making his
own automobile license tags,
he was searched by Police
Chief Poston who found in hi?
pocket a half dozen counter
feit nickels.
For some time fake nickels have
been reported to the Shelby chief by
local merchants nnd after finding
some In the pockets of Dyer, the
chief arid Automobile Inspector Wil
kins made a visit to the Dyer home.
There they found a nickel mould
where It Is presumed the nickels
were made., a number of other fake
five-cent pieces, and an uncompleted
mould for making false sliver dol
lars. 'Die nickels found In Dyer’s
pocket and at his home so res*m
bled real money that a close Inspec
tion Is necessary to determine the
Dyer was still In jail this morn
ing, not having paid his fine for
making his own auto tags, and of
ficers .stated that he would also be
held for federal authorities on the
counterfeit charge
A miniature automobile license
tag factory wound up in county
court here yesterday when Carl
Oyer, of the Mcltrayer Springs
nectloj, was fined 950 and the
costs or a three months sen*
tencc. for making his own li
cense plates.
Dyer was apprehended and ar
rested this week by Automobile in
spector D. D, Wilkins.
Hi* new 1931 tag* were almost
perfect, but not quite perfect enough
to escape the eagle eye of the law.
Dyer apparently had taken his
19129 blue and black tags, pair.ted
the background black and the fig
ures yellow to correspond with the
color scheme of the 1931 tags. In the
middle of the figures was inserted
with yellow paint the small figure
that is on all the 1931 Ford
tags. The Words "Worth Carolina”
are on the same place on the 1931
tag as they were on the 1929 tag
and it was only necessary to paint
them. On the lower right-hand cor
ner it was necessary, however, to
place the figure "'31”. Dyer did this,
but failed to raise the figures. Thie
slip resulted in his arrest.
Rode To Arrest,
When Inspector Wilkins went to
the Dyer home after him he was
| informed that Dyer had started
walking to Shelby. Mr. Wilkins turn
ed his auto about and started for
Shelby. En route he came upon
Dyer and invited him to ride. Dyer
crawled in and then the officer no
tified him that he was under ar
Inspector Wilkins plans to send
the revamped tag to the Raleigh de
partment to show its clever artistry.
County Man Gets
Damages For Hurt
Received In 1929
I '
P. Blanton Given Over $809 And
Expenses For Medical
; In u decision handed down this
I week, by a full meeting of the N. C.
Industrial commission J. P. Blanton,
of the Earl section of Cleveland
county, was awarded over $800 and
medical expenses In a suit against
the Hobbs-Peabody Construction
Blanton Injured a leg on Septem
ber 14, 1929, while working on high
way 18 south of Shelby. The Injury
later developed into an ulcer. The
award by the commission states that
Blanton Is to receive $7 74 per wee*
since the date of injury plus rea
sonable costs for medical and hos
pital treatment. At $7.74 per week
he will receive around $835 in addi
tion to medical expenses incurred.
The award also stated that his at
torney. Maurice R. Weathers, should
receive $100 for his fees.
Tillman Takes Over
Service Station Here
C. O. Tillman has purchased the
Wray service station at the corner
of LaFayette and Sumter street
[and will operate the same as a
Firestone one stop service station
This location is next to the JCester
Oroome Furniture Co Mr Tillman
has had considerable experience
the service station business.

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