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Late News
Cloudy Saturday.
Today’s North Carolina Weathei
Report: Partly cloudy tonight ant
Drowns At Lanier.
Spartanburg, S. C, June 12.—raul
Simpson, well known young busi
ness man of Spartanburg,~‘wH
drowned In Lake Lanier late Thurs
day afternoon when, wading into
the lake, he stepped suddenly Into a
deep basin. The accident occurred
shortly before 4:30 o’clock and the
body was recovered within 20 min
utes. Members of the Piedmont
Council Camp of Boy Scouts, located
on the lake, tried for more than two
hours to revive him but their ef
forts were unavailing. There was no
pulmotor in Tryon, it was said.
Negro To Chair
For Attack On
Girl At Grover
Was Baptized At Columbia Yester
day To "Be Ready For
Columbia. 8. C„ June 12.—Witn a
quavering cry, "I wanna be ready
tor Gawd.” J. P. Moore, 22-year-old
Gaffney negro who waa to be elec
trocuted at the state penitentiary
here at 10 o’clock today for criminal
assault on a white woman of Chero
kee county, was baptized yesterday
The girl who was attacked lives
Just a short distance from Grover,
Cleveland county, but across the line
In South Carolina,
Rev. T. H. Broedus, negro assist
ant chaplain of the penitentiary
baptized Moore in an improvised
wooden vat in the penitentiary yard
a few hours after Governor Black
wood announced at the capitol that
he would not halt the electrocution
because alienists declare Moore sane
and mentally responsible.
Examination Made.
Dr. E. L. Horger of the state hos
pital examined Moore at the request
of Solicitor 8. R. Watt of Spartan
burg, who prosecuted him. A group
of negro preachers also urged the
governor to do "anything concern
ing clemency.” - —.
Dr. Horger stated in his report
that “no evidence of insanity was
found. The negro’s mental develop
ment is that of a normal person be
tween the ages of 9 and 10.” The
mental age ascertained is that of a
large group of normal negroes, the
doctor stated.
Moore was the first person to go
to the electric chair this year with
out an appeal to the state supreme
Court or formal petition to the gov
ernor. All seven negroes who pre
ceded him secured such procedure
in vain. Moore wrote President
Hoover to ask him to intervene, but
was informed that the president
could not suspend a state sentence
v Protests Innocence.
aloore continued to protest his in
nocence yesterday afternoon before
being\ed back to the death cell for
his lastSiight on earth. No relatives
of the woman Moore attacked will
be among the limited group of spec
Moore was well known to officers
In this county and was in jail here
several months ago.
Rutherford County
Cuts Teachers Pay
Ten Per Cent Reduction Approved
By Rutherford School
Rutherfordton, June 12.—Every
teacher and school official will have
his salary reduced ten per cent in
Rutherford county, next school year,
It was learned here this week. The
school board of the Rutherfordton
Ruth-Splndale consolidated schools
has inaugurated a ten per cent cut,
Even bus drivers will be cut ten per
cent next term.
Three teachers will be dropped
from the system, including the
teacher of public school music. The
reduction will mean a saving of
around $5,000 per year to this dis
trict alone. The board has made
every cut possible.
Supt. L. E. Spikes has been re
elected, as have his four principals
as follows: F. W. Jarvis, Central
high school; W. R. Hill, principal,
Rutherfordton elementary school;
P. H. Huss, Ruth elementary school
and R. L. Leary, Spindale, elemen
tary school. Only three teachers re
signed and three were not re-elect
Sams Tells Method
Of Handling Bees
At two meetings held In this
county Wednesday Prof. C. L. Saras,
State bee specialist, gave demonstra
tions as to the proper method of
handling bees. One demonstration
was held at the Luther McSwain
home and was attended by about 15
farmers. Another was held at the
J. C. Bowen home and around 20
iczzen.i who hx.YC bccu cXUaded.
No Observance
Is Planned Now
Community Picnic Is
Being Talked
Fourth Comes On Saturday And
Merchants Will Not Close. May
Picnic Monday.
Shelby will have no formal pro
gram In observance of July Fourth.
The Fourth this year falls on
Saturday and local merchants will
I not close for the day, or any part
thereof, The Star is Informed.
It has been a number of years
since Shelby has staged a formal
observance of Independence Day
which Is one of the outstanding
annual events In many sections of
Discuss Picnic.
Shelby merchants, who consider
It unwise to close on Saturday, are
talking, however, about observing
the Fourth two days later, on Mon
day, July 6, with some form of
community picnic.
“Each year,” one business man
says, “several of the local business
houses close for an afternoon or a
day and give their employes a pic
nic. I think it would be a good Idea
this year for all the local business
houses to close all day on Monday
after the Fourth, or a part of the
day and Join together In a com
munity picnic and outing. Such an
occasion should do much to adavnce
community cooperation and good
will in addition the pleasure of the
Whether such an affair will be
held is not known now in that
Monday is two days after the Fourth
but several business men who give
their employes an outing each year
are discusing the matter.
For several years Shelby people
have celebrated the Fourth by clos
ing shop and motoring off on a fish
ing or pleasure trip. Since the
Fourth is on Saturday this year this
custom will not be followed.
Shelby Singers To
National Festival
Portion Of Central Methodist Choir
To Enter Westminster Music
Eight representatives of the choir
of the Central Methodist church are
leaving over the week-end for
Ithaca, N. Y., to participate in the
annual Westminster national musi
cal festival.
Those going are Mr. Dale Kalter,
choir director, and Mrs. Kalter, Mr.
and Mrs. C. E. Brown, Mrs. Reid
Young, Mr. Charles Wall, Mrs. S. M
Gault and Mrs. Louise Gault, the
latter of Union, S. C. The Kalters
and Mrs. Young leave Saturday and
will go by Dayton, Ohio, for a brief
visit with Mr. Kalter’s relatives. Tha
others leave Sunday morning.
Approximately 10,000 voices will
participate in the big event. Mr. and
Mrs. Kalter are graduates of the
Westminster school and were mem
bers of the Westminster choir on an
international tour. The local group
participates in the event at the in
vitation of the Westminster school.
Shelby Boys Among
Graduates At Duke
Three Shelby boys were members
of the large graduating class at
Duke university this week. They
were Messrs. Alex George, Milton
Loy and Troy McKinney.
To Arrest Motorists Who Follow
Fire Trucks And Delay Firemen
Unless Shelby motorists stop
chasing- after fire tracks when
they respond to alarms they will
be balled into court and fined.
Fire Chief J. R. Robinson said
"Recently,” the flge chief stat
ed, "so many automobile* got
in behind the tracks, and some
times ahead of them, that we
are delayed getting to a fire not
to mention the danger ypf such
tactics. I have asked Police Chief
Poston to help us stop this prac
tice. Traffic gets so congested
with spectators going to a fire
that the volunteer firemen can
make no time getting there.
The stopping of this practice
will assure better fire protection
to the property owner and less
chance of physical hurt to the
spectators who crowd In.”
Some time ago motorists were
ordered by the police depart
ment to pull to the curb when
the fire trucks are called out
and never pet any closer than
one block to the trucks and
cars carrying volunteer firemen.
Firemen were authorised to take
the number of motorists who
violated those regulations and
for a time they were observed.
Fire department officials plan
to have the firemen deputised In
that manner again so that they
may get the numbers of mot
orists who Interfere with fire
men or endanger their own lives
and those of the firemen by
getting In the way of the trucks
and ears.
Insane Man Here
On Hunger Strike;
— No Food In 3 Days
Fred Ledford, of No. Two
township, who is being held in
the county Jail here because of
insanity, has been on a hunger
strike for three days.
Sheriff Irvin M. Alien says
that regulkr attempts are made
each day to get Ledford to eat
but he refuses to touch the food
served him.
Fishing Season
On Again Now
Local Waltons Seek Favorite Fish
ing Grounds As Season
Shelby and Cleveland county fish
ermen yesterday started trekking
back to their favorite fishing
streams as the open fishing season
came in again.
A number took advantage of the
first day of the open season and
Journeyed to Lake James, Lake Lure.
South Carolina and other points.
Many more are expected to seek
their favorite holes over the week
No County License.
County Game Warden H. C. Long
reminds that no license is required
for fishing in this county, but to
fish elsewhere it is necessary to have
a State license. With changes made
the fishing license law is now be
ing strictly enforced and local citi
zens are warned against attempting
to get by without license. A number
of North Carolinians have been nab
bed. it is said, for fishing in South
Carolina without license.
Lake James at Bridgewater Is the
favorite fishing rendezvous for this
section and it is likely that the cab
ins there will be filled with Shelby
Isaac Waltons Saturday. Several lo
cal people have motor boats there.
Curb Market Move*
Location Saturday
The curb market, which is oper
ated in Shelby each Tuesday and
Friday under the auspices of the
home demonstration clubs of the
county, will on Saturday be located
on North Washington street adjoin
ing the Ideal Service station. It was
operated last week on North Morgan
street. Officials of the market are
expecting their biggest day tomorrow
with a wider variety of products to
be offered.
Mr. and Mrs. Major Hopper and
family spent the week-end at the
boy scout camp at Lake Lanier.
Polkville Girl Wins First Honors
In District Essay Contest Thursday
Vera Arwood To Represent District
In State Contest. Winner
Once Before.
Miss Vera Arwood, Polkvllle high
.school girl, yesterday won district
honors in the state-wide essay con
test on cooperative marketing held
in Charlotte. As the result of win
ning honors in the district, which
embraces six counties, Miss Arwood
will go to Raleigh to represent the
district in the finals. The winner of
the state contest will be given $50
and a free trip to Washington..
Year before last Miss Arwood won
district honors and was second in
the final state contest in Raleigh.
The following Charlotte dispatch
tells of yesterday’s contest:
“The future of the southern cot
ton farmer—if he is to have any fu
ture—depends upo nhls ability to
co-operate with his fellows hi pro
ducing and marketing his cotton, it
was emphasized yesterday at a
luncheon at which six girls and a
boy, all winners of county elimina
tion contests in essay writing, de
livered their essays in the final
contest in the western district.
"Vera Arwood, of Polkville school,
in Cleveland county, was named
firts prize winner and will repres
ent this district in the finals In
July at Raleigh. Eileen Rader, New
ton, Catawba county, was second.
Other winners in the order of their
selection were: Cordelia Pass,
Mocksvllle, Davie county, third;
Wilburn Brown, 13-year-old Berry
hill high school student, Mecklen
burg county, fourth; Elizabeth Pop
lin, Rockingham, Richmond county,
fifth; Mildred Saunders, Mount Gil
ead, Montgomery county, sixth; and
Pat Harris, Troy, Montgomery coun
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George McSwaiit
Of Lattimore Is
Buried Thursday
One of That Community’s >Iott
Esteemed Citizens. Successful
(Special to The Star.)
Lattimore, June 12.—Our little
village and community are deeply
grieved and saddened on accqunt of
the death of one of our most high
ly esteemed and best loved citizens,
Mr. George Griffin McSwain, which
occurred at 5 o’clock Wednesday
afternoon at his home near this
place on June 2. He suffered a se
vere paralytic stroke since which
time the end had been daily ex
In his passing the community has
suffered an irreparable loss. He was
noted especially for his charitable
disposition. He was one of our most
successful farmers, being both econ
omic and progressive. Being of a
cheerful and jovial disposition and
having a kind word for everyone, his
friends are numbered by the hun
Was 55 Years of Age.
“Uncle George,” by which name
he is familiarly known, was born,
reared and spent the greater por
tion of his life in and near Latti
more. His age was 55 years, six
months and 24 days. He Joined the
Baptist church in early manhood
and was ever a faithful and devoted
Besides his widow, who before
marriage, was Miss Matilda Webb,
daughter of tfae late Willis Webb, he
is survived by nine children, five
sons and four daughters, as follows:
Mrs. Otis Hembree, of Maysville,
Ga., route 2, Otis McSwain, of Shel
by, R-4; Mrs. Novella Smart and
Mrs. Alda Patterson, of Shelby,
Frank McSwain, of Lattimore, and
Miss Bufie, Arlon, Lawrence and
Henderson McSwain. His aged
mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Short, of
Shelby, who on her next birthday,
December 20, will have passed her
92nd mile post, still survives. He
also leaves one full sister, Mrs. S. B.
Cooper, of Shelby; one half brother,
Charlie McSwain, of Shelby, and
three half sisters, Mrs. Hanna Ken
nedy, Mrs. Rebecca Scruggs and
Mrs. Mary Tate of Clifside. He is
also survived by four grandchildren.
The funeral services were conduct
ed by Rev. I. D. Harrill from the
ed by Rev. I. D. Harril from the
Lattimore Baptist church Thursday
afternoon at 3 o’clock, after which
interment was made at the ceme
tery by the Junior Order, of which
he was a charter member. Pall
bearers were Prof. Lawton Blanton,
Dr. R. L. Hunt, Messrs. R. R. Hew
itt, J. M. Blanton, Thurman Blan
ton and A. L. Calton. The hundreds
in attendance and the numerous
floral offerings attested the esteem
in which he was held by his host of
friends All the family have the
sympathy of their many friends in
their great bereavement.
Forest City Wheat
64 Inches In Height
Forest City, June 12.—Joe P. Har
din, who resides on Harmon street
in this city, has perhaps some of the
finest wheat in Rutherford county.
He has one and one-half acres of
purple straw wheat, which is grow
ing on land that was not fertilized.
The wheat was planted on land on
which com grew last year. Part of
the wheat is 64 Inches high, and all
of it is well headed and will produce
a big yield. Mr. Hardin has entered
the wheat contest which is being
sponsored in this county.
Mr. and Mrs. A. W. Hamricfc and
little daughter, Betty Jean, from
Charlotte, has been visiting Mrs
Ccxc. strict of qpr*-^ !
State Working
Oat Method Of
Running Schools
Districts May Add To
Their Levy
Combination of Baa Lines And
Smaller Schools Expected To
Effect Saving.
Raleigh, June 12—The first step
In the taking over the six-months
school term by the state has been
taken with the sending out of the
preliminary organization sheets to
every county superintendent by the
state board of equalization. On
these sheets, which were dialled out
Tuesday night, the county superin
tendents must list each school,
white and colored, elementary and
high school, and give the enrollment
and average dally attendance for
each for the six months term In
1929-30 and 1930-31. They must also
give the number of teachers they
were allowed for each school and
for the entire county under the
Hancock act, also the number of
additional teachers employed. If
any, and the fund from which they
were paid.
In addition to these facts, the
board of equalization Is also ask
ing that a road map of the county
be attached and that all the pres
ent school bus routes be Indicated on
these maps. Under the new school
law in which the board of equaliza
tion Is virtually charged with the
supervision of the public schools of
the state for the duration of the six
months terms, it Is given the power
to reroute school bus lines, to con
solidate schools and take many
other steps If by so doing the cost
of operation can be reduced without
Injuring the efficiency of the
One of the most important pro
visions in the new school law, ac
cording to several members of the
board of equalization, Is the section
which provides that bus transporta
tion shall not be provided for chil
dren who live within a mile and a
half of a school. It la estimated that
this will eliminate approximately
50,000 miles of school bus travel
daily and save about $750 a day In
the operation of school busses. The
cost records show that it costs ap
proximately fifteen cents a mile to
operate a school bus. If 50,000 aUet
of unnecessary travel can be elimin
ated dally at a result of the new
law and by rerouting school bus
lines, the saving will be $750 a day
and perhaps more.
Overlapping Seen.
“We have already come across
numerous cases of overlapping of
school bus routes and the unneces
sary maintenance of small schools,"
said LeRoy Martin, executive sec
retary of the board of equalization.
"One county superintendent wrote
me this week telling of maintaining
two small high schools, one with
four teachers and 80 pupils and one
with three teachers and 35 pupils,
within four miles of each other,
which he has been trying to combine
for several years, but because of lo
cal community feeling he had not
been able to combine them, since the
smaller community would not con
sent to it. Under t)je new law, of
course, they will be combined Into
one school, and the smaller three
teacher high school eliminated at a
material saving.
“Another superintendent has writ
ten me that under the new law he
will be able to discontinue two small
high schools In his county without
adding any additional teachers In
any of the other county high schools
and without Increasing his trans
portation expense a single dollar.
Heretofore, because of local politics
Limestone Teacher »
Talks To Kiwanians
Dr. W. Y. Massey, teacher of so
ciology in Limestone college, Gaff
ney, S. C., was the speaker last
night b.fore the Kiwanis club In Its
weekly luncheon. After a few sug
gestions on mental hygiene, Dr.
Massey spoke on "Our Belongings,”
In which he pointed out that every
citizen belongs to his ancestors, be
longs to his family, belongs to his
community, belongs to the organiza
tions with which he has identified
himself, belongs to the future. It
was a scholarly deliverance and
presented a line of thought which
had never before been presented at
the Kiwanis club.
Ladles night will be held on the
evening of July 9th.
Go Down In Tourney,
Whitelaw Kendall and Joe Single
ton. Shelby tennis players, were
eliminated in the doubles play of the
Mid-Dixie tournament this week at
Spartanburg. The local team won
the first set but were trounced in
the sect tvi*
Cupid Wins in Baby Wrangle
Mr. and MrB. William Watkins, of Chicago, are shown here as they
were remarried by Judge Francis Borrelli (center). Mrs. Wafkina is
Charles, one of the innocent storm centers in the famous
ehUH^nU'.^'^rfer b“b,T J"i*LUp ‘P Chicago last Summer. ThS
ft™""-*birth’ wetT itched by mistake in a hospital and ensuing
charges and counter-charges caused rifts in the mantal bliss of both
_ families.
Shelby Negro Convict Shot While
Trying To Escape At Prison Farm
Odell Eskridge, Sent Up For Rob
bery, Badly Wounded In
Raleigh, June 12.—Two convicts
are In the hospital at State’s prison
here seriously wounded as a result
of an attempt to escape from the
quarry In which they were being
worked at Stokesdale, Guilford coun
ty, late Tuesday.
Odell Eskridge, Cleveland county
negro, was In a critical condition
with gunshot wounds In his head
and Sylvester Williams, Wake coun
ty negro, was suffering from wounds
In the arms, legs and thighs.
Prison officials said the two men
tried to break from the quarry pit
In which they were working and
were stopped by a volley of shot fir
ed by several guards.
Eskridge entered prison In Octob
er 1929, to serve 3 3-4 to S years for
breaking and entering. Williams en
tered in October, 1928, to serve 7 to
10 years for highway robbery,
Eskridge had quite a criminal rec
ord In Shelby and was sent to pri
son, according to Police Chief Pos
ton, on charges in collection with
the robbery of Quinn’s drug store,
Pender's, and the Ingram-Llles store.
Putnam New Pastor
Big Springs Church
Rev, D. P. Putnam has accepted
the pastorate of Big Springs Bap
tist church Just over the Cleveland
county line from No. 8 township in
Rutherford county. This church was
constituted in 1812 and is one of the
oldest churches in this entire sec
tion. Rev. A. C. Irvin and Rev. D. G.
Washburn have been pastors of this
church for the past quarter of a
century. Zion Baptist church, six
miles north of Shelby is the oldest
Baptist church in the Kings Moun
tain Baptist association, but Big
Springs in the Sandy Run associa
tion is older.
Shelby Mafi’s Back
Broken In Wreck
Bright Webb In Hospital There. Was
Driving A Stolen
Fayetteville, June 12.—O. B.
"Webb, Shelby textile worker,
was brought to the Fayetteville
hospital Tuesday night suffer*
tng from a broken back as the
result of an automobile acci
dent near Raeford.
Officers said Webb was driving an
automobile stolen from E. W, Felton
of Fayetteville and sideswiped the
automobile of Charles L. Taylor,
Wilmington banker. The car Webb
was in overturned.
Shelby police officers say Webb,
who lived in the east Shelby section,
was known here as “Bright.” He
has been away from Shelby for
some time. His mother once operat
ed a boarding house in a local mill
village but now lives with a son at
Kings Mountain, Latest reports re
ceived here had it that Webb had
only a slim chance to recover.
Washington Girls
Cycle To Brevard
Florence Churchill and Helen
Story, two pretty young ladles from
Washington, D. C., arrived In Shel
by last night on bicycles en route to
Brevard where they will attend for
ten days the American Red Cross
and First Aid Institute. The young
ladies left Washington last Satur
day morning and made the trip
without a “'lift” from many who
offered to help them. They came to
Shelby Thursday from Monroe, dis
tance of 68 miles and after a restful
night at the Hotel Charles, left
this morning for Brevard.
Last General Assembly Was Costly;
Expenses Will Pass Quarter Million
Clerks, Pages And Other Employes
Drew Pay For Each Day Assem
bly Was In Session.
Raleigh, June 12.—The 1931 gen
eral assembly will probably go down
as the most expensive in the history
of the state, since its total cost Is
expected to exceed $250,000 or some
$50,000 more than was appropriated
for it.
The cost of salaries and mileage
alone already amounts to $215,272,
according to figures obtained today
from the office of State Auditor
Baxter Durham. When the cost of
printing and various other expenses
are added to this amount, the total
will probably exceed $250,000. The
cost of printing the various bills,
the senate and house Journal and
the Public Laws of 1929 amounted
to approximately $20,000. Since the
■w« i*s**Mt. mid. -vr t-I. ;_vo
months instead of two months, it is
expected that the printing costs will
be materially larger, probably near
er $35,000 than $20,000. This does
not include the thousands of dol
lars spent in printing reports of
various sorts in anticipation of the
meeting of the general assembly,
which can be easily estimated at
$50,000 or more.
The total cost of the senate tn
salaries and mileage was $76,622.50,
while the total cost of salaries and
mileagp in the house was $138,650.
In both houses, clerks making $6 a
day received more for their services
than did the members of the house
and senate, who received $10 a day
for 60 days pnly, or a total of $600
each for the entire session. The
olerks received their pay on the
basis of $6 or $4 a day, seven days
a week, for the entire time the gen
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Cleveland -Goes
In Division “E"
Of N. C. Roads
Headquarters To Be
At Asheville
J. C. Walker Heads Highway Work
In District Betts Is His
Cleveland county has been placed
In Division E of the five administra
tive divisions of the reorganised
North Carolina Highway system.
Headquarters of Division E will be
In Asheville and at a meeting of the
State commissioners In Raleigh yes
terday J. C. Walker of Asheville waa
named head of the division with T.
T. Betts as his assistant.
Other Counties.
Other counties In this division
are Rutherford, Polk, Henderson
Transylvania, Jackson, Macon, Clay,
Cherokee, Graham, Swain, Haywood,
Madison, Buncombe, Yancey, Mc
Dowell, Mitchell, Avery, Burke, Cald
well. Watauga, and Ashe.
Other counties adjoining Cleveland
are In Division D as follows: Mont
gomery, Richmond, Anson, Union,
Stanly, Mecklenburg, Cabarrus, Gas
ton, Lincoln, Catawba, Alexander,
Wilkes, Alleghany, Surry, Yadkin,
Iredell, Davie, Rowan.
H. E. Noell, of Marlon, has been
named to head Division D. The se
lection of the headquarters will prcb
ably be announced within a short
time. F. S. Klutz has been selected
as the assistant to Mr. Noell.
A resolution setting forth that the
commission intended to abide by the
spirit of the 1931 road law In that
It represented the state at large and
that no Individual member repre
sented any particular section was
Grover Citizen
Buried Today
Mr. John M. Beam Lays Down For
A Nap and Enters Sleep Eter
nal. Funeral Today.
Laying down for a nap at hla
home at Grover, John M. Beam,
Prominent farmer of that section
entered sleep eternal Thursday
morning at 9 o’clock. Mr. Beam had
suffered an attack of acute Indiges
tion the night before and feeling
bad next morning, he lay down for
sleep from which he never waked.
Mr. Beam was 73 years of age and
one of the leading citizens of the
Grover section where he had spent
all of his life.
He was a member of the Grover
| Baptist church, but In the absence
of his own church pastor, the fu
neral was conducted this afternoon
by Rev. Mr. Dendy, pastor of the
Presbyterian church. He Is survived
by his wife and the following chil
dren, Carroll, Vester, Grady, Mrs.
Chas. Bookout, Mrs. Craven Crump,
ten grandchildren, two brothers and
seven slaters.
Interment will be in the cemetery
at Bethlehem Baptist church this
afternoon at 2 o’clock.
Hoey To Prosecute
Slayer Of Officer
Smart To Be Given Hearing At
Kutherfordton On
ttutneriordton, June 12.—Pred
Smart, who is charged with Wiling
Chief Austin A. Price o>f Forest City
last Saturday night, will be given a
preliminary hearing here Saturday
at 2 p. m., in the court house be
fore County Recorder Fred Mc
A warrant has been sworn out
here charging Smart with murder in
the first degree.
C. O. Ridirigs of Forest City will
be chief counsel In the prosecution.
He will be assisted by Judge J. L.
Murphy of Hickory, Clyde R. Hoey
of Shelby and R. R. Glanton of
Forest City. Friends of the dead of
ficer around Stony Point have em
ployed Judge Murphy while the
town of Forest City has employed
Hoey. Smart will be represented by
Hamrick and Hi-fis of this place.
It was discovered here yesterday
from court records that Smart was
convicted before Recorder McBrayer
May 30 on a charge of driving an
automobile under the influence of
whiskey. Chief Price asked that
Judgment be continued for 30 days,
which was done at his request
Smart was in court here about a
year ago on similar charge.
Mrs. O. G. Lovelace has Just re
:urned from Fayetteville where she
las been visiting her nephew, Mr.
-Lia-Vii -i.

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