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VOL. XXXVII, No. 39
SHELBY, N. C.
WEDNESDAY APR. 1, 1931 Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.
LA TE NEW: '
THE MARKET
Cotton, per lb. ... I0'4c up!
Cotton Seed, per bu .. 37 He
Fair Thursday.
Today's Ncvth Carolina Weather
Report: Fair tonight and Thursday.
Colder In east tonight. Warmer in
central and west portions Thursday.
Knute Rockne Dies
Bazaar. Kansas, April 1.—Knute
Roekne, famous Notre Dame foot- ]
bail coach, was killed along with
five other passengers and two pilots
near here yesterday when a trans
continental passenger airplane
plunged to earth. The death of
Rockne, known wherever football is
known as “Rock the genius,” was a
great shock to the entire nation for
the internationally known lnstruc
tor of athletes was the greatest fig
ure ever in the gridiron game.
Quake Kills 1,000
Managua, Nicaragua, April 1.—Fire
following a series of 11 earthquakes
here yesterday, demolished the busi
ness section, spread terror and des
olation throughout the entire sec
tion, and claimed around 1,000 lives
with thousands of others being in
jured. Many of the victims were
Americans, but this evening, while
the fire still raged, only three had
been definitely identified.
College Gifts
Above $8,000]
Nearly $800 Added During the Week.;
First Baptist.and Double
Springs Lead.
Tn the special effort in behalf of
Boiling Springs junior college some
of the churches in Cleveland county
have revealed a great spirit of gen
erosity. The First Baptist church,
Shelby, has given nearly $1000; Dou-1
ble Springs, the church which has!
long been known as the best coun-!
try church in North Carolina, hasj
given nearly $500. Elizabeth church'
has given a little over $200. !
In the next list of donations a i
statement will show the total!
amount given by Boiling Springs j
Baptist church which has given so!
generously during this special effort.-1
Donations for the current week j
follow:
Previously reported ....... $7,208.15j
Double Springs church ..... 300.001
R. D. Hord, Boiling Springs 100.00
First Baptist church,
Shelby . 250 00!
W. W. Washburn ............ 40 0fli
Clarence M. Morrison, Shelby 25.00;
John F. Schenck, Lawndale 25.00]
D. P, Washburn ....... 25.001
Elizabeth church ___ 26 361
Mi's. Chas. W. Spake. Shelby ... 10 00
G. V. Hawkins, Shelby ....... 10.00!
C. D. Forney, Lawndale ___ 10.00
W. F. Hamrick. Fallston ...... 10.001
Mr. and Mrs. Earl Ledford,
Kings Mountain . _... 10.00i
Fast Side chyrch, Shelby ...... 4.00!
Mr. and Mrs. M, R. Randall,
Kings Mountain . .......... 5.00!
M. L. Smith, Fallston ...._5 00
W. O. R. Putnam, Shelby __10.00
A. M. McWhorter, Shelby_5 00
E- C. Randall, Shelby ......... 5.00
W. H. Champion. Shelby ...... 5.00
New Hope church __ 1.2S
Second Baptist. Shelby.1.20
First Baptist church, Kings
Mountain ______ 4.36
Total to date ........... $8 099.74
Special Program
At Central Church
For Good Friday
Different Denominations Will Have
A Part In Crucifixion
Program.
A program has been complet’d
for a service commemorating fro
crucifixion of Christ, which will be
held Good Friday at Central Meth
odist church. The service will com
mence Friday at 12:30 and will con
tinue until 2:30, people being per
mitted to come and go at half hour
intervals.
It has been arranged for the fcl
lowing pastors to take-charge of the
service: Rev. L. B. Hayes, Rev, I. L.
Sills. Episcopal minister of Ruther
fordton; Rev. W. R. Jenkins, Rev J.
W. Ingle and Rev. N. D. Yount, Lu
Uieran, minister of Bessemer Ci'y
This program will consist of music,
prayer and scripture, and everyone
will be welcome to attend any part
or all of the services.
Large crowds continue to attend
the revival on this week at Ccnual
Methodist church. Rev, John R
Church will preach his last sermon
Friday evening when the meeting
comes to a close. Then on Sunday a
special Easter service will be held at
which time the doors of the church
will be opened to receive members
Kiwan»s Meet'm?
Called Off Today
Because of the revival meeting:
under way at the First Baptist and
Central Methodist churches, tiro Kt
wania meeting to be held Thursday
night, has been called off. The meet
ing will be held on schedule nexl
week
Credit Corporation Organized
Here To Aid Farmers Buying
Fertilizer, Supplies For Crops
Cornwell And Mull
Are Officers
Already §10,000 Paid In. Plan Of
Operation Explained. Tom Corn
well And John P. Mull Officials.
To enable fanners to get addi
tional credit facilities to help buy
fertilizers and finance their crop
making, the Shelby Agricultural
Credit Corporation has been organ
ized by a group of farmers and busi
ness men.
Purely Local.
The local credit corporation is
similar to others organized over the
country but this one has no connec
tion with any other organization in
Sheiby or any other credit corpor
ation, Stockholders in this corpora
tion are only responsible for the acts
and obligations of the local organi
zation. '
Cornwell-Mull Heads.
Already $10,000 in stock has been
subscribed and a. tentative organi
zation has been formed with Tom
Cornwell as president, John P. Mull,
secretary-treasurer. Five directors
have been elected: Tom Cornwell, A.
D Spangler. Wnj- Lineberger, J. L
Lackey and Forrest Eskridge. As ad
ditional stockholders come into the
organization, the number of direc
tors will be increased from the farm
ers.
Stock can only be taken by peo
ple who expect to borrow and use
the credit facilities offered, thus
making It a sort of mutual propo
sition. The local corporation has
made arrangements to handle farm
ers notes with the Intermediate
Credit Company Bank of Columbia,
S. C„ which ts sponsored by the
Farm loan Board. The credit cor
poration can only handle through
this source, notes of solvent land
owners or tenants, with landlords
signing a waiver of his interest in
the crops until these loans are paid.
The rate of interest on these credit
loans runs around six per cent per
annum, plus small legal and record
ing fees. Borrowers are required to
be stockholders in the Shelby Agri
cultural Credit Corporation, but it
is not necessary to take additional
stock from year to year. Thus, orig
inal stock taken in the corporation
gives the holders the privilege of se
curing loans from year to year.
These loans will be made to stock
holders of the corporation where
they are good and solvent, but each
note must be secured by a crop lien
and chattel mortgage on live stock
used in making the crop.
Farm Use Only.
It is pointed out that the Credit
Corporation is for the use and good
of farmers only and while local
bankers have taken the initiative In
its organization, they are not doing
so for gain or profit, but expect the
farmers to manage the same. The
bankers will give their assistance at
all times toward the successful and
economic operation of the corpor
ation.
For several years, or since Cleve
(CONTtNUED ON PAGE TEN.I
New Pastor Begins
At Kings Mountain
Rev. Thomas L. Justice has m'ovec
with his family from Grier, S. C., t<
Kings Mountain where he become;
pastor of the First Baptist church o'
Kings Mountain succeeding Rev W
H. Hartsell who recently resigned tc
accept a pastorate at West Durham
j Shelby Hospital
Given Duke Money
[ Local Institution To Receive $4,393.
Almost a Million Given
Out
t The Shelby public hospital will!
receive a check for.$4,393 this week]
[from the Duke endowment fund, it!
I was announced in Charlotte yester
day following the annual meeting
* of the directois of the fund.
The directors announced that)
$861,175 Is to be distributed to hos
pitals and orphanages from the
fund in the two Carolina*. North
Carolina's portion of the fund will
go to 67 hospitals and 30 orphan
ages.
Baptist Revival
Gains Interest
! _
j Large Number Saved Monday And
Tuesday. Services Continue
Through Week.
Despite the inclement weather
! yesterday morning and last night
the services at the First Baptist
church proved to be some of the best
yet held during the revival series
"The Man Who ‘Came Back',” was
the subject of Rev. Dr. Zeno Wall, in
the service on Monday evening. The
message was based upon the inci
dent of Elijah under the juniper
tree, ready to give up in despair,
when God spoke to him and en
couraged him and caused him to
make a new start In life. The elder
ly members of the congregation were
honor guests at this service. A great
number were present along with one
of the largest audiences during the
revival services.
On last night Dr. Wall used as his
subject, “Trying To Divert Jesus.”
He spoke of how people try to di
gress from the main issue which is
to prepare to meet God. A splendid
crowd was present. At the close of
the services Monday and Tuesday
evenings, appeals were ' made and
several united with the church by
letter and by profession.
“Jesus in the Home,” was Monday
I morning’s subject. The pastor made
a strong appeal to all to give Jesus
pre-eminence in the home as well as
control of every action in life.
Yesterday morning he spoke on,
"My Grace is Sufficient.” This mes
j sage was predicated on the words of
Paul when he spoke of his thorn in
the flesh. Dr. Wall spoke of how
God cures by addition—giving
enough grace to bear every trial of
life.
The music has been an attractive
feature in all services. The two
large chorus choirs sing each even
ing. Speciar renditions are heard at
each service. Request numbers are
being sung at each service this week.
The congregational singing of the
old hymns is inspiring to all.
The services will continue each
day this week. except Saturday.
Each morning at 10 o'clock and
, evening at 7:45 o'clock. The group
meetings are held each evening at
7:15 o’clock. The church auditorium
is left open each day for a continu
ous prayer service. The public is in
vited to all services of the church.
Special Committee May Be Necessary
To Solve Tax Row, Says Edwards
County Representative Thinks Sen
ate Will Stop New T"ax
Measure.
"If the legislature hopes to ad
journ before mid-summer, I be
lieve the sales tax and luxury
tax controversies will eventually
have to be settled by a special
committe named for that pu~
pose,” stated Henry 11. Edwards
Cleveland county representative,
before returning to Raleigh aft
er the week end at home.
Monday night the revenue bill,
which includes the general '-ales
tax item, passed the third and linal
reading. Representaive Edwards
holds the same opinion, however, as
do numerous others at Raleigh, and
that is that the senate will kill the
sales tax portion of the revenue bill
(Just how’ this will be done remains
to be. seen. The senate hiay ’occ
down the sales tax measure, and it
Is said that enough strength is as
sured in the upper house to do so,
I and insert the Polger plan of an in
|(reused equalization fund to operate
the schools. This would mean an ul
timate nullification of the MacLean
act.
If the senate does so, Representa
tive Edwards is of the opinion that
the house will reject the amended
revenue bill, being committed to
either a sales tax or a luxury tax.
Such being the case the assembly
again be deadlocked and in a great
er legislative wilderness than ever
before. When that point is reached
the Cleveland representative believes
the wearied legislators will be willing
to give a little ground on each side
and effect some form of compromise
His idea is that a Joint committee
will be named of house and senate
members to formulate a plan that
would take as much tax as possib.c
off of land but would at the same
time not impose upon the state a
nefarious nuisance tax.
Mr. Edwards' banded with other
Piedmont representatives in the
house to fight the special taxes, and
Senator Peyton MeSwain, his -oi
league, is one of those counted upr.n
to do his part to throttle a sales tax
this wepk in the senate
Terms Of Sheriff;
And Deputies End
With This Week!
Sheriff Allen To Be Sworn In For
New Term On Next
Monday.
The terms of office as Sheriff j
Irvin M. Allen and his force of 5
deputies will end Sunday night
at midnight, and on Monday
Sheriff Alien, who was re-elect
ed, will be sworn in again by the
county commissioners.
All other county officers elected
in the last election have already
been sworn In and have taken of
fice, but in Cleveland county the
sheriff’s term has for years extend
ed to April I to enable the sheriff
in office to wind up his tax collec
tion for the previous year.
The change takes place Monday
instead of today because it is the
first Monday and the first meeting
of the commissioners.
"The terms of all my deputies in
efftce now will end this week when
my old term closes," Sheriff Allen
announced today. "The terms of
deputies now on the force will draw
to a close and they will no longer
be deputies unless re-appointed and
sworn-in. Those deputies, however,
who are also township constables
will continue to serve as officers of
the law In the role of constable even
If not re-appolnted as deputies."
No statement was made as to Just
when the list of new or re-appolnt
ed deputies will be made public.
Triangular Debate
Going In Schools
County Schools Debate Friday. Shei
by Debates Tuesday
Night.
The annual state-wide triangular
debates will get underway in the
high schools of Cleveland county
this week.
It Is understood that nine Cleve
land county schools will enter the
contest. These are Belwood, Grover,
Lattimore, Mooresboro, Casar, No. 3,
Shelby, Kings Mountain and Waco.
All the county schools in the con
test will singe their debates Friday
night of this week with exception
of the Shelby teams which will not
debate until Tuesday night. April 7,
Shelby is in a triangle with Gas
tonia and Lincolnton.
So far The Star has been unable
to get the debating arrangements
of only four teams. On Friday night
the Henrtetta-Caroleen negative will
meet the Lattimore affirmative at
Lattimore, and the Lattimore nega
tive will go to Cliffside. The Bel
wood negative will meet the No. 3
affirmative at Earl, and the No. 3
negative will go to Harris to meet
the affirmative team there. The
Harris negative will meet the Bel
wood affirmative at Belwood.
On next Tuesday night the Gas
tonia negative team will meet the
Shelby affirmative team in Shelby,
and the Shelby negative will meet
the Lincolnton affirmative at Lin
colnton.
The Shelby teams are: affirmative
—Matilda Jenks and Sarah Louise
Falls: negative—Sara Thompson and
William Ingram.
(Note to teachers: The Star
would like to publish in Friday’s is
sue .the teams each Cleveland school
will meet and the names of the de
baters on each Cleveland county
team. Those In charge of the debates
are also urged to send in the re
sults Saturday for publication Mon
day.)
Winchester Gets
$500 Verdict Here
Lester Winchester, auto salesman
got a compromise verdict against
the Standard Oil Co., of N. J., yes
terday in the Superior court hete
for burns he received at a Standard
filling station at Kings Mountain.
Winchester picked up a can of gaso
line and water at the Kings Moun
tain station some months ago and
poured the contents on his hot mo
tor. A fire started and Winchester
badly burned. Ham Jones of Char
lotte represented the Standard Oil
Co., and C. R. Hoey represented
Winchester in the court action.
Dr. Anderson Dies
At Home Of Son
Dr. William Anderson, 84, of
Blacksburg but a former native of
Rutherford county, died last night
at the home of his son, W. D. An
derson, at Gastonia Dr. Anderson,
a Confederate veteran and one of
the best known citizens in this sec
tion of the two Carolinas, had been
critically ill for two weeks. A daugh
ter, Mrs. Floyd Rogers, of Columbia
and the son at whose home he died
survive
Patterson Gets i
Six Months On j
Larceny Charge ]
_. I
To Work At County
Home, Hospital
Six Months Suspended Sente nor On
Second Indictment After
Submission.
Mr. I cm Patterson, oue of the
best known residents of the South
Shelby section and a former over
seer of the Ella Textile mill, was
given a six months sentence in su
perior court here yesterday after
noon. A Jury had returned a verdict
of guilty in one count against him
and In order to clear up a half
dozen other counts, contained in
the same indictment and a second
Indictment, his attorneys submitted
him In the other cases.
The order of the court was that
Patterson Is to serve six months and
at the discretion of the county com
missioners may be employed at the
county home or hospital. On the
second Indictment he was given a
suspended sentence of six months.
Over Cotton sale.
Tile charges arose, according to
the contentions of-the prosecution,
from manipulated sales of cotton to
the mill which employed him. In one
Indictment four charges were pre
ferred against Patterson In connec
tion with cotton sold the mill
through Griff Borders. It was on
anc of these counts that a Jury re
turned a verdict of guilty. In the
second indictment there were two
or three counts In connection with
an alleged sale through Jim Camp,
the state contending that there was
no such cotton as the checks were
said to have been written for. De
fense attorneys submitted on the
other counts Just before Judge Wil
son Warlick passed sentence yes
terday afternoon at 3 o’clock so that
no charges might be held over the
defendant with one sentence cover
ing all the connecting charges.
Good Reputation.
Before sentence was passed quite
a number of well known citizens
took the stand and testified to the
good character and stability of the
defendant, giving him an unusual
ly good name for integrity .
All together the case has taken
up practically two full days of the
court grind and was stubbornly
fought all the way. Judge B. T.
Falls aided Solicitor Spurgeon
Spurllng In the prosecution and
Patterson was represented by At
torneys D. Z. Newton and W. S.
Beam.
Two Killing Cases,
Rape Case Over
To Court In July
May Continue On Criminal Docket
Until Tomorrow. Hoey Out
Of Town.
Although three of the more Im
portant criminal cases were con
tinued in superior court here yes
terday It Is not likely that the
court session wrlll get to work on
the civil calendar before tomorrow.
Thursday.
Yesterday morning the three
cases referred to were continued be
cause of the absence from the city
of Attorney Clyde R. Hoey, de
fense council in the three cases.
The three cases continued were
the killing charges against James
Rippy and O. W. Ellis, an automo
bile killing charge against E.“ L.
Liles, and a rape charge against J.
Y. Green, colored.
Rippy and Ellis are held in con
nection with the shooting of Sam
Jlmersort, colored, when he was
found in a corn field in the south
ern section of the county on Sept.
13. 1930.
Liles is the alleged driver of the
automobile which struck and fatal
ly Injured Cartne Dixon, farmer, cn
highway 18, near Fallston, on the
day after last Christmas. Liles left
after the tragedy but within a few
weeks returned and gave himself
up. At the preliminary hearing his
remorse was evident as he took the
stand and declared that be did not
know his car had hit anyone when
he drove on.
J. Y. Green, colored, Is charged
with assaulting a small negro girl a
short time ago in the Boiling Springs
section.
Traveling Men
Elect Officer*
Because so few members o£ the
Travelers Protective association at
tended the called meeting schedul
ed to be held last Saturday In the
office of Uie Riviere Oil Co., there
was no election officers. Another
meeting will be called at a later
date at which time it is hoped to
have enough members present to
transact business.
They Can Afford to Smile
One little 12.60 ticket purchaaed by Clayton C. Wood* brought him
and hi» two brothers, Kenneth (left) and Elmer, and their wives, wbo
are shown above, $886,360 when Gregralach ran second in the Grand
National Steeplechase. Woods, told a ftfty-cent share to his four rela
tives, who share alike in his fortune.
Gas Price Up 1 Cent!
Extra Cent For Roads Added To Retail Price
Today. All Stations Advance Here.
No April fooling about this—the retail price of gasoline
in Shelby and Cleveland county today is one cent hitrher than
Five Divorces
Granted Here
Within 2 Days
More divorces were granted in
the last two days of March in
Cleveland county than there
were marriagts during the en
tire month.
In superior court Monday and
Tuesday five divorces were granted,
while downstairs In the office of
register of deeds A. F. Newton only
four marriage licenses were sold
during the month.
The charge in three of the di
vorce suits was adultery, and sep
aration of five years or more was
the basts of the action In the two
others.
Women Lead.
In two of the three actions based
on adultery the wife was the al
leged violators of the matrimonial
code, and In the other the husband
was shown to have been unfaithful.
In the two suits based on separation
the wife was the deserted one In one
case and the husband In the other.
Twin Walker Child
Pneumonia Victim
Ruby Walker. five year old
daughter of Mr. Kirk Walker who
lives on the Dr Peeler place three
miles southeast of Shelby, will be
buried at Friendship church. Fall
ston, Thursday afternoon at two
o’clock. The child was a victim of
pneumonia following influenza. Five
other children In the Walker family
are sick with Influenza, one with
pneumonia. Their mother died a few
years ago. Ruby Walker is a twin
and her twin sister Is one of the
five children sick now with in
fluenza.
it was yesterday.
The additional one cent was added
to retail gas prices today to take
care of the extra mie-cent gasoline
tax put on by the present session of
the legislature for upkeep of high
ways.
Heads of all gas distribute firms
here informed today that the new
retail price of 20 1-3 cents would
prevail at all service stations Ip the
county.
Was Five Cent*.
Heretofore the tax on gasoline lor
highways in North Carolina was
five cents, but the present general
assembly, still in session in Raleigh,
boosted the tax to six cents alter
the state took over all county high
ways.
Other Change July I.
Although the new highway tax on
gasoline takes effect today, the new
highways system, whereby the state
takes over and maintains all eoun
ty highways, does not go Into effect
until July, l. Township road commis
sions in Cleveland county will con
tinue hi office until that date, which
also means that the No. 8 chain
gang will continue operation until
that time.
Miss Jenks Wins In
Piano Recital Contest
Will Represent Shelby High In Dis
trict Contest Here
April 18.
Miss Tlllle Jenks, talented daugh
ter of Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Jenks, S.
LaFayette street won first place in
the piano contest among the pupils
of Misses Bertha Bostic, Mary He»en
Lattlmore and Mary Adelaide Rob
erts this week and will represent the
Shelby High school in the district
contest to be held here April loth.
While Miss Jenks was practising for
the contest she carried on her work
in the glee club, orchestra, band,
senior play and triangular debate*
all of which are other school activi
ties In which she was engaged in
addition to her class work.
Miss May Lattlmore won second
place and Miss Esther Ann Quinn
third place In the contest.
McMurry And Dorsey Out Of
Mayor’s Race; Gets Camel Prize
Withdrawals Turn City Politics
Topsy-Turvy. Lon Hamrick
Gets F!5,000.
i "
Three startling announcements
made public early today mud
dled the Shelby political situa
tion more than ever before and
placed one man on easy street
with a forune large enough to
assure comfort and plenty for
the remainder of his life.
Tlic first anouncement came from
former Mayor W. N. Dorsey and
Mayor S. A. McMurry informing
that both are withdrawing from the
race for mayor of Shelby in the
coming primary. The announcement,
it is understood, was accompanied
with a statement from both men de
claring that in their opinion ‘‘Shel
by does not need a mayor, and it is
a foolish and unnecessary expense
for the citizens of the town to pay
a salary for the meagre amount of
work done by a mayor.”
This announcement leaves the
city without a single candidate for
mayor, and reports have it that the
aldermen will hereafter take time
*
About serving as niaypr at board
meetings—unless other candidates
announce.
Takes The Cake.
The other announcement, which
almost disrupted the grind of su
perior court, was that A. M. (Lon)
Hamrick, well known clerk of court,
had been notified that he was the
winner of the $25,000 first prize for
the best article explaining how the
new wrapper had improved the well
known cigarette made at Winston
SalemrAs a result of the unexpected
fortune dropping in the court clerk's
lap it Is likely that former cleik
George P. Webb may have to at
tend to the clerical duties fqr the
remainder of the court term while
Mr. Hamrick takes his $25,000 and
goes to Iowa to purchase a train
load of hams.
Such a series of startling events
have never before swooped down
upon Shelby In one day. And If
there are those inclined to class
these sensational happenings as
‘just another newspaper yarn.” they
might take a peep at the calentSAr
md see that It Is the first day of a
nifw month-APRIL FOOLS' DAY.1
Off Year For
Politics, City
Election \Mum ’
Interest Decrease*
As Date Nears
General Drprrsuton Termed Cause
Of Apathy. Beam Talked For
Alderman.
It is not only an "off year” as far
as national politics Is concerned but
it is, also, very much of an "off
year' in Shelby's municipal politics.
A month ago with two announced
candidates for mayor and four can
didates for the municipal board the
lack of Interest shown was explained
by predictions that the campaign
would warm up and begin to sizzle
within another month.
Such hasn’t been the case. In
stead of warming up there Is less in
terest evident now, with only a
month before voting day on May 5,
than there was a month ago, when
there was some curiosity os to who
would announce wiille the announc
ing epidemic was in full pitch.
Other Interests.
Pew explanations have been ad
vanced for Shelby’s refusal to get
stirred up over the approaching elec
tion. All admit that it is unusual for
every two years for many years the
city has boiled and bubbled more
over city elections than over presi
dential elections. Perhaps the best
explanation is that the general de
pression lias given the people other,
and perhaps merit important, things
to think about. Just who m»y be
mayor and alderman doesn’t seem
to bo worrying many people If they
can solve the problem of making
ends meet until “times get better."
In Hickory this week a municipal
primary was held and only 44 votea
were cast. Hickory will stage a reg
ular city election, after the primary,
next week and then it is expected
that considerably more than 44 vot
es will be tossed In the ballot boxes.
But unless something peps up the
campaign here It is a safe bet now
that fewer votes will be cast hero
next month than At any time since
Shelby swelled up Into the city
class.
Undecided.
Since three members of the pres
ent city board announced for re
election and Wyeth Royster an
nounced for the fourth place thara
has been little talk of additional
candidates. Tills week, however,
there were reports around town that
John Beam, who has taken a mora
or less active part in politics for
several years, might be a candidate
for alderman in Ward Two. Queried
about it Mr. Beam stated that he
had not given the matter any
thought and would not commit h'm
seif either way until he had done so.
There Is some talk still in the air
that M. A. McSwaln may yet become
a candidate from Ward Two.
No School Board.
So far there hasn’t been a single
announcement for the city school
board. The present board may be
drafted Into service again and it
may not. If a school board contest
develops it may center about H. Clay
Cox, county Republican chairman,
the only Republican member of the
hoard. A number of citizens did not
relish a statement made in a cam
paign speech here last fall by for
mer Congressman Chas. A. Jonas,
whose campaign was managed by
Mr. Cox, in which Jonas declared
mat uemocrast so controlled things
a Republican had no chance to get
on the school boards or anywhere
else and that such a condition
worked against teachers who might
be of Republican faith. Mr. Cox,
who was with him on the platform
at the time, was named to the Shel
by board a year before without op
position or reference to party lines.
However, there are those who re
mind that the statement was a Jon
as blunder and not the fault of the
Republican member of the school
board.
The announced candidates are: for
mayor—S. A. McMurry, present
mayor, and W. N. Dorsey, fdrmer
mayor: for aldermen—P. M. Wash
burn. Ward One: Wyeth Royster.
Ward Two; John Schenck, jr., Ward
Three; and Z. J. Thompson, Ward
Four.
Shelby Man Named
On College Board
Clyde R. Hoey, jr., of Canton, son
of Mr. and Mrs. Clyde R. Hoey, of
Shelby, was this week named one
of the 30 trustees of the North Caro
lina state university. Tills board
will be in charge of the University
of North Carolina, State collets, and
N. C. C. W. until the three institu
tions are formally consolidated un
der one board «* outlined by the
legislature, to, *
.■4y.li.,... ii,i ■
Attorney Clyde R. Htwy attend*,1
the funeral of Eugene Bforrlaon,
in Statesville Monday.
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