North Carolina Newspapers

    VUL. AXXVtl. No. 72
SHELBY, N. C.
'WEDNESD'Y, JUNE 17, 1931
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Late News
Fair And Warmer.
Today’* North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair tonight and Thursday,
'somewhat warmer in west Thurs
day,
Capone Guilty.
Chicago. June 1".—Alphonse Ca
pone. searfaeed caar of Chicago
gangs, pleaded guilty to three feder
al indictments yesterday, surrender
ing in a three minute federal court :
hearing to a mass of evidence and a
■trilling record of prosecutions. Two
todlctments charging him with evad
ing income taxes and another nam
ing him and f>8 others for conspir
acy to violate the prohibition laws
on 5,000 charges were read !n Fed
eral Judge James II. Wllkerson’s
court. After each indictment the
burly gangster meekly said “guilty.’ j
On a defense motion, the court de
ferred sentence until June 30.
King Hearing
Bill For York
Is Near $5,000
Exact Trial Cost*
$4,749.64
,.a^t Trial At Lancaster Cost $1,358.
Several Other Bills Sent
In.
York, S. C„ June 17.—The second
trial of Rate King cost York coun- 1
ty $1,358. a statement received by]
the county commissioners this week 1
from Clerk of Court Paul Moore, of
Lancaster county shows.
The total ts made up of a dozen f
Items. The largest one is $1,139 60
for witness fees, Juror fees and other i
payments made by the circuit
court. The clerk's cost were $30 50;
summoning a jury venire cost $25:
board and ' lodging for the Jury
panel cost $96; the jailer's bill was j
$18.40; the board of the bailiffs In;
charge of the Jury cost $12; sum
moning witnesses cost $15.45; bring- j
ing King to Lancaster from the pen- ‘
itentiary cost $7.70 and taking him ]
back there cost $7.20; extra lighting
of the courthouse during the night !
session of court cost $1.30. and extra1
work on the court room preparing j
for the trial by proriding arrange
ments for it cost $4.50; the other
and smallest item in the bill is 35
cents for medicine for a sick Juror.
Chester county's Clerk of Court.:
J. C. Cornwall also sends a bill fori
tilings occurring since the trial there ‘
which was paid for long ago. It Is]
for $18.50 for copying and deliver-1
mg to Lancaster county certain ar-j
tides by order of Judge Bonham,]
copying order for change of place
of trial, and cost of a . pedal trlp:
to Lancaster to take part of the ex-,
hlbits to Lancaster during the sec
ond trial.
These three accounts total $1.
728.75 which York county must pay
to satisfy all the claims against It
for the King case at this date.
The official investigation of the
murder of Pave Wilson King and]
the first trial of her husband cost!
the county $2,666.64, of Which $95
was for two autopsies and $50 for
the disinterment of the body of the
dead woman. The first trial at
Chester cost $2,521.64 and these
three Items make tlte total of $2.
R66.64 expended before the arena,
was moved to Lancaster. These
amounts were paid some time ago.
So, trials of King cost York coun
ty a grand total of $4,749.54.
Industrial Hearing
In Shelby Monday
Two Cases To Be Heard By Com
mission. Hearing: At 2 In
Afternoon.
(Special to The Star.)
Raleigh, June 17.—Chairman Matt
H. Allen, of the North Carolina In
dustrial Commission, started out
Monday on a two weeks tour of
Piedmont and Western North Caro
lina cities and towns, of which he
will visit 16 for the purpose of hear
ing 42 workmen's compensation cas
es.
The two cases scheduled for hear
ing In Shelby will be heard June 22
at 2:30 p. m., and are Roy Sanders
vs. Dover Mill Co., and W. S. Brack
ett vs. Cleveland Mill & Power Co.,
in vghich the Insurance carrier
claifns\io further compensation is
due.
Poultry Meeting
In City Saturday
Various Phases Of Poultry Work To
Be Discussed At
Session.
A meeting of the Cleveland County
Poultry Association will be held at
the court house In Shelby Saturday
afternoon at 2 o'clock it was an
nounced today
Tt. G. Turner will make a ta'k on
the Importance of dewormlng birds
B. Austell will discuss vaccinating
for fowl pox, and County Agent R.!
W. Shoffner will give a caponising
demonstration and make a report of
the securing of better breeding
stock for the county. i
City To Issue Note For $20,000;
Paving Of Martin Street Urged
Colored Cemetery Is
Talked By Board
Aldermen Authorise Note In Antici
pation of Tax Collection. Other
Board Action.
A tax anticipation note of $20
000 was authoribed sold by the city
board last night in its mid-month
meeting, the purchase of a ceme
tery for the colored wos discussed
and a committee from the board
appointed to look out a location. Mr.
Barksdale was given a hearing as a
representative of the Porter Con
struction Co. in his effort to sell
the city on the idea of buying pro
fane gas for distribution in Shelby
Martin St. Want Paving.
A great portion of the time of the
city officials was taken up In hear
ing property owners on Martin
street who petitioned that Martin
street be included in the paving
projects now under way In the city.
When bids were received for the
paving work now under way, Mar
tin street was one of the projects.
The construction company had plac
ed stone on the street, but the
stone was taken up this week and
the paving of the street abandoned
for the time being. H. Fields Young
was spokesman for the Martin street
petitioners and asked that this
street be paved from W. Warren to
Gardner, a distance of about 2,000
feet.
Division Withheld.
The city officials stated they were
matching dollar for dollar the
money being spent by No. 6 town
ship road commissioners on paving
in Shelby and that since these road
commissioners did not know Just
how much money they would have
to spend, the city would not say
just how far it would go In laying
tar and gravel surfaces. Decision
on tile Martin street project Is be
ing withheld until there ts a check
up with the No. 6 commissioners.
A number of short streets have
been Included, however, since the
surfacing contract was let. All roads
in the hospital grounds will be sur
faced, N. Washington from Grover
street to the Washington street
hRS been added, together with two
alleys between West Marion and
West Warren at the Coca Cola Bot
tling plant and another from Carl
Webb’s to Hin Hudson's.
To Borrow $20,000.
The *20,000 note which the city
offers for sale is to secure money for
general operating expenses, this sum
to be borrowed In anticipation of
the collecting of taxes. This note
will be sold in Raleigh, will run for
six montlis and bear a rate of in
terest not exceeding six per cent.
A new cemetery for the burial of
colored people has been found nec
essary as the old colored cemetery
near the Eastside mill Is filled. A
committee from the board of aider
men will seek a suitable location and
undertake to negotiate a deal for
Its purchase.
The board was to consider the
new license tax schedule last night
but did not have time. These li
cense tax schedules will be agreed
upon before the first of July, the
legislature having recently chang
ed the license tax fiscal year from
June 1 to July 1.
Gets Jail Sentence
On Whiskey Charge
In county court late Monday, H.
B. Ellis, of Shelby, was sentenced to
three months in Jail on a whiskey
charge.
According to officers around three
gallons of whiskey was found last
week in the backyard of the house
where the defendant lived on North
Morgan street.
May Have One Way Drive From
Shelby To -Fair Tract This Fall
I
The new three-mile loop of
surfaced road from Shelby, at
East Graham street, to the conn -
ty home and fair (round may
relieve traffic confection op
highway 20 between the city
and the fair ground this fall.
Dr. J. S. Dorton. fair secretary,
said today If highway patrol
men would permit It he would
have one-way traffic to and
from the Cleveland county fair
this fall. Dr. Dorton's plan Is to
route all east-bound traffic
around the newly surfaced
Horseshoe Bend loop. That
would bring all motorists en
route to the fair out on the
highway right at the main en
trance and through traffic go
ing east could re-enter the high
way just beyond the fair tract
I
without brine delayed. I'nder
the plan all west-bound traffic,
coming Into Shelby, would have
highway 20 clear without bring
held up by heavy traffic com
ing the opposite direction.
New Feature.
A new feature of the Cleve
land fair races this fall will
be the barrier system of start
ing the racers. All the horses
will be lined up 125 feet back up
the track from the judge's stand
and grandstand and will start
off at a slow jog until they reach
the leastic barrier at the same
time. When they fail to do so,
the barrier will not be dropped.
This will eliminate many poor
starts in front of thr stands and
also so much scoring on start
ing order.
Cotton Acreage In State Off 15
Percent, Local Co-op Director
States; To Use Cotton Bagging
Battle With Hoes
Given Hearing In
Recorder’s Court
Howard Gillespie And Wife Fined,
/ones Boys Taxed With
Coats.
A battle in which hoes were the
principal weapons used was given an
airing In county eourt here today.
The fight, which was between the
Gillespie and Jones families, took
place on June 4 In a cotton patch
and a road In the Bolling Springs
section of No, 2 township. The par
ticipants were Howard Gillespie and
his wife, Gertrude; M. M. Jones and
Ids sons, O. O. and Serle Jones.
In the melee the elder Jones was
slashed across the head with the
chopping end of a hoe which, it was
contended, was wielded by Mrs. Gil
lespie. Her husband was also belab
ored. it was testified, over the head
with a hoe and Mrs. Gillespie had a
gash cut in her head by some in
strument, alleged to be a bolt.
Gillespie and his wife were fined
*50 each and the costs, thp elder
Jones was acquitted and the Jones
boys taxed with the costs.
The affair drew considerable at
tention In the No. 2 section and
many citizens were present for the
hearing which occupied the full ses
sion of recorder's court today. HI
feeling between the two families
seemed to hark back to an affair in
which the woman was charged with
putting tacks in the road to punc
ture the auto tires of a mail carrier.
Legrion Po*t Will
Name New Officer*
New Officers for the Warren
Hoyle American Legion post will be
elected at a meeting to be held at
the court house In Shelby tonight
at 8 o'clock.
Delegates to the state legion con
vention will also be elected at to
night's session.
A11 members of the post are urg
ed to be present by Commander W.
S. Beam.
Bishop Mouzon Files Answer To
Suit; Judge Webb To Decide It
Georgia Pastor Asking $50,000 Dam
ages Of Bisop On Slander
Charge.
Charlotte. June 16.—Bishop Ed
trin D. Mouzon. through his attorn
eys, Stewart & Bobbitt, this week
filed a demurrer in United States
district court to the complaint filed
several weeks ago by Rev. Rembert
Smith. Sparta, Ga., Methodist min
ister. in which the plaintiff asks
S50.000 damages on the grounds
that Bishop Mouzon slandered and
libeled him during the session at
Dallas Texas, of the Methodist con
ference.
The demurrer denies that the
statement alleged to have been
made by Bishop Mouzon about the
Georgia minister was slanderous or
libelous and further denies the libel
charge on the grounds that the
bishop did not print or write or
cause to be printed or written any
thing of a libelous nature about
Rev. Mr. Smith.
Claim Not Hurt.
It also declares that the Georgia
minister has not been hurt In any
way by the statement alleged to
have been made by Bishop Mouzon,
that he has not been demoted in
his ministerial duties, has not had
his salary reduced because of the
bishop's alleged statements and his
church, in the same way. has not
suffered because of it.
The demurrer goes on to declare
that whatever statement was made
by Bishop Mouzon was made in his
unmKUEn js eacuE axuifi.)
All Vrpa|f OfT 10 Percent, Manner
Says. Crop Is Two Weeks
I-ate.
Zeb C. Mauney, of Shelby, who at
tended the regular monthly meeting
| of the board of Directors of the
North Carolina Cotton Growers Co
j operative Association In Raleigh
| Tuesday, said yesterday that, ac
I cording to an estimate of that body,
the cotton acreage in North Caro
ltna w ill be 15 per cent less this year
than last and the use of commercial
fertilizers will be reduced 26 per cent
, as compared to 1830.
Considering dry weather this
j year's crop Is making satisfactory
progress, according to reports o! the
twenty association field men who
. are located over the cotton area of
the state. Prevalent dry weather
over the state, and extremely dry
weather In some sections, has re
tarded the growth of cotton Several
of the field men reported presence
of boll weevil and a few' reported
i that the pests were numerous.
General Manager V. B. Blalock.
; who Is the North Carolina merriber
i of the board of directors of the Am
j erican Cotton Co-operative Assocla
! tlon and who Just recently returned
! from a meeting of that board In New
i Orleans, said that the directors of
| the American association estimated
i a reduction of from ten to twelve
> per cent In the American cotton
, acreage this year as compared with
contivtusd on *aof ftuht >
Mr. Webb Davis Dies
At Shelby HospiatJ
Funeral Service Is Conducted At
Double Springs Baptist Church
Tuesday.
At the Shelby hospital Monday,
Mr. Melton Webb Davis died within
less than a month of his 61st blrth
i day. Forty four years ago Mr. Davis
i was married to Mary Ann Wright
who survives, together with three
! daughters and two sons: Mrs. Lillie
j Crow of Gaffney: Mrs. Buford
Wright and Mrs. Car! Gardner of
Shelby; W. H Davis of DeSota, Ga..
G, G. Davis of Kathleen. Ga. Also
surviving are three brothers. Hill,
Deck and Simon Davis, two sisters,
Mrs. John Melton and Mrs. T. A.
Bostick.
Funeral services were conducted
Tuesday at Double Springs Baptist
church by Revs. Washburn, Sisk.
Jessup and Bridges. Mr. Davis was a
highly esteemed citizen and greatly
beloved by his host of friends.
Volunteer Firemen
Name New Officer*
Robinson Remains At Chief. Esk
ridge Assistant. McDowell Is
Captain.
Volunteer firemen of of the Shel
by fire department elected their new
officers at a business meeting held
last night.
J. R. Robinson was -e -elected
chief, and Herman Eskridge was
named assistant chief to surceerl J.
L. McDowell. The latter becomes
captain of the volunteers to take the
place of Ted Gordon. Ernest John
son was named lieutenant to suc
ceed Paul Hawkins. George Elam
was re-elet‘ed secretary (
With Daniels
Running G. O.P.
Has High Hope
Governorship Could
Be Won?
Grissom Says A» Republican Nomi
nee He Could Defeat Raleigh
Editor.
Is tlicre a possibility that Jose
phus Daniels, widely known news
paper editor of Raleigh, will be the
Democratic candidate for governor?;
If so, Is there a chance for the Re
publicans to win the governorship
from the Democrats because Pied
mont and Western Carolina may re
fuse to support the Raleigh man? j
Writing to The, Charlotte News,
J. C. Baskervlll. Raleigh correspond- |
eut, lias the following to say of such
prospects:
‘Tf the Democrats In North Caro
| Una select a "regular'' organization ,
candidate for governor In their pri
mary nexV’Junc, the Republicans
will probably also select a "regular”
organization Republican for their,
candidate, the most likely choice be- 1
;tng James S. Duncan, of Greens-j
boro, chairman of the state Repub
lican executive committee, in the
opinion of Gilliam Grissom, V. B
collector of Internal revenue for
North Carolina.
"However, for what he has been
hearing over the state, especially
from Eastern North Carolina. Mr.
Grissom fee is sure that Josephus
Daniels Is likely to be a dominant
figure in the Democratic primary
next. June and that he will win the
Democratic nomination for gover
nor. : i
"If Mr. Daniels becomes the Dem
ocratic candidate for governor, as
| present indications point as a re
sult of the strong approval In many
i eastern counties of Daniels' views
on taxation and his preaching for
| economy, I feel sure that I will be
| the next governor of North Caro
lina,” Mr. Grissom said. ‘For If Dan- j
;iels is nominated by the Democrats, |
; the Republican party will have to
! nominate someone to oppose him
who has an established record for
! safe conservatism and for real, gen
! ulne economy of administration. I
think my record in my office here
will Indicate that I am conservative
; and know something about economy
j CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT. I
j ...
Mrs. Bowens Dies In
Ella Mill Village;
! Was Only 29 Years Of Are. Victim
of Pleurisy. Buried At Pat
. terson Springs.
After an illness of ten days with
| pleurisy, Mrs. Blacks km Bowens
jelled at her home In the Ella Mill
j village this morning at the age of
j 28 years. Mrs. Bowens before mar
riage was Miss Mary Lee Hardin, j
' She was married eleven years ago
i and is survived by her husband and
two children, J. R. Bowens, age nine ■
years and Ella Lee Bowens, only
ten days old. Pour sisters also sur
vive: Misses Ruby, Ezma and Mable
Hardin and Mrs. Rebecca Wilson.'
together with one brother, Joe C.
Hardin.
Mrs. Bowens had been a member
of the Patterson Springs church for
ten years and was a fine Christian
character. Funeral services will be I
held Thursday morning at eleven
o'clock at Patterson Springs church,
the services to be in charge of Rev
J. B. Davis.
,P. R. Gladden Dies at!
Age 73; Buried Today
j Leaves Widow And Fours Sons. Bur
ial At Poplar Springs
Church,
Mr. P. R. Gladden, age 73 years,
Idled Monday morning at the home
of hts son J. T. Gladden and was
burled Tuesday at Poplar Springs
church, the funeral being conduct
ed by Rev. D P. Putnam, assisted
by Rev. G. P. Abemethy. Mr. Glad
den was a fine Christian gentleman
and greatly beloved by his host of
friends. He Is survived by his wife!
and four son. P. A., J. T.. and C. W.!
Gladden of this county and Rev. B
F. Gladden, of High Point
Also surviving are 19 grandchil
dren and three great grandchildren.!
GOES TO RALEIGH IN’
RECEIVERSHIP AFFAIR
—
Senator Peyton McSwain will leave
i Shelby Thursday morning for Ra
leigh in connection with the re
ceivership of the N C. Agricultural
Credit Corporation. The firm was
placed In the hands of receivers re-:
cently at the request of a group of
Cleveland county farmers. Mr. Mc
, Swain Is one of the receivers. ,
Backs Governor on Jewsharp
Right
Wrong
vjvTCTi.wr jia«y « . tong, ox lxmtsmna, is a nappy man agam, and with
cause, for hasn’t Frank Luther, popular radio tenor come to the rescue
of the Executive with a declaration that there’s only one way one to
play a jewsharp correctly and that’* ‘‘forwards”T You see the Gov
ernor has taken a violent dislike to anyone who would be so crude
** stroke the jewsharp toward the cheek instead of away from it,
and he’s found a worthy exponent of his beliefs in smiling Frank
above. The right and wrong ways of jewsharping also ate illustrated.
Two Blazes In City Last Night Did
Considerable Property Damage
Auto, Motorcycle Burn In (jiira{r.
Service Station Uit By
Fire.
Two fires burned an automobile,
a motorcycle and a combination
dwelling and filling station last
night, entailing a property loss es
timated to be around $3,000,
At 11 o'clock last night the fire
laddies, who had just gone home
from a meeting of regular and vol
unteer firemen, were called to the
Cleveland Cloth mill where a sup
posed short circuit in an automo
bile caused a blaze in the gar age of
W. E. Pranks, one of the night, over
seers of this rayon textile plant. His
car and a motorcycle together with
the double garage were burned.
Only partial insurance covered the
loss.
Ooes Back For Baby.
Then at 4 o'clock this morning, all
members of the Stanley household
were driven from their bedrooms in
the Stanley residence and filling
station on N. LaFayette street op
posite the First Baptist church
when fire was discovered in the
roof. Mrs. Joseph Carroll, wife of a
city fireman, was the first to dis
cover the fire and phoned in the
alarm. She was sleeping in the Car
roll home, second floor, when the
glare or the light through her bed
room window awakened her. Mem
bers of the Stanley household did
not know the fire was over their
heads until the fire department
reached the scene. The family es
caped to the Palmer funeral home
In their night clothes, Mr. Stanley
making a second trip to the burn
ing dwelling to rescue the baby.
House Owned bv Palmer.
The entire roof of the combina
tion service station and dwelling
was burned off and considerable
water damage done to the furniture
and household goods. Mr. Stanley
states that he had recently paid for
*1,500 worth of new furniture ana
. carried $500 insurance. The build
' Ing Is the proparty of Oscar Palmer,
local merchant, ft is understood he
I carried some insurance, Mr. Painter
] wss sick at home and unable to
| report at the fire.
Transfer Of Camp Made Today With
Representatives Of New High
way Group.
The Ktafet Highway Commis
sion today aceepted the offer of
the No. ti township road com
mission and signed a lease for
the. use of the No. 6 convict
camp quarters, near Shelby,
when the State takes over coun
ty highways and convicts the
first of nest month.
When the new highway method
was adopted, with the State plan
ning to take over and maintain all
county highways, the No. 6 road
commission tendered the use of the
new convict canip here. Nothing
more was heard of the matter un
til Mr. Oscar Pitts, highway official
and Catawba representative In the
recent legislature, came here today
and met with members of the No. 6
board. Mr. Pitts accepted the offer
and signed a lease to use the local
camp to house prisoners for a per
iod of two to four years.
The use of the camp will be with
out charge to the State.
It is not likely. It is believed here,
that all the convicts in this district,
which embraces Cleveland, Ruther
ford and Polk, will be housed here
as Cleveland is at the extreme east
ern edge of the new district
fate Will
Convict <
Township
Raleigh Amused By Grist Entrance
In Senate Race; Recalls His Split
Morrison Refused To Shake Hands
With Grist In 1928. Differed On
Smith.
•Tom Best In Greensboro News.)
Raleigh, June 1”.—Frank D. Grists
determination to lest the right ol
the poor mar to aspire to public
office and try it out on Senator
Cam Morrison, amuses Raleigh very
much.
The commissioner of labor and
printing promises a statement of
principles shortly. That makes Ra
leigh a little impatient since the
commissioner's office has been deal
ing with the question of unemploy
ment ever since that Issue became
tcute. The Grist mind has its way
if operating and everybody desires
,o know ]ust what Is in it right now. |
Tlie commissioner astounded the
world by beating M. L. Shipman for
the nomination after having trail
ed the incumbent by many thous
ands. Again there was a contest and
again M“r. Grist won. Meanwhile
Mr. Morrison, who had been a Grist
supporter and according to Mr.
Shipman had chipped in a nice
contribution to the Grist campaign,
saw something wrong with Grist in
the campaign of 1928 and publicly
said so. One day the pair met in
the governor's office. Mr. Morrison
was talking to a newspaper man’
whom his excellency had run out
about eight years ago. They were
getting along pretty well. In walk
ed Mr. Grist.
"How sre you, governor?” Mr,
icav'HNuiui as motri i
Population Of
Whites In City
Fifth In Stat?
Forty-Four Countiea
Top Cleveland
Onlr Font of 21 N. C. Cities Ha>,
Higher Percentage of Whites
Than Shelby.
Only four of the 21 cities in
North Carolina above 10.000 pop
ulation have a higher percent
age of white residents than
Shelby,
In Shelby, according to statistic*
assembled by the University New*
better, 80 percent of the city’s 10,
789 people are whte.
The highest percentage ot whit*
population is in Statesville—*3.8.
Other cities ahead of Shelby in per
centage of white population ara
rhomasvllle. Concord and Gastonia
In the County.
Forty-tour counties have a high
rr percentage of white population
than Cleveland. In this county 76.9
per cent of the total population of
•>1.914 I* white. In 10 eastern coun
ties the negro population is larger
than the white population, f
Mitchell, a central mountain coun
ty, retains the position it held ten
years ago with the largest native
white population ration of inj coun
ty In the state. In Mitchell nine
hundred and nlnetyslx people out
of every thousand are native white
Possibly this is the highest native
white population ration In the Un
ited States. Mitchell has fifty-six
negroes and . five foreign-born
whites.
Warren, as ten year ago, has the
smallest native white population ra
tion. Nearly twothirds of the total
population of Warren Is negro.
Warren. Is In the heart of the old
slave belt and for many decades has
! r®9ked at or near the top In ne
j (?ro population ratio.
If the counties are grouped ac
cording to race ratio it will oe found
! the mountain and seml-moun
!taln counties have high native white
i ratios; the central and western
Piedmont and aeveral extreme east
ern counties along the coast have
fair to high native white ratios;
while the western coastal plain and
some northern and southern Pied
mont counties comprise the negro
belt of the state. Negroes are con
centrated In the combination cotton
tobacco belt, and th the tobacco
counties along the Virginia border
and the cotton counties along the
South Carolina border.
During the last ten years the
white population ration has Increas
ed slightly, from 89.7 percent to 70.3
percent, which means that the white
population gained more rapidly than
the negro population. As a matter
of fact there was an unusually large
gain of both races. 25.3 percent for
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Brother Of Shelby
Woman Dead; Bury
Today In Iredell
L. P. Henkel. Mrs. Hoey’s Brother
Dies At Statesville
Home.
Statesville, June 17.—L. P. Henkel,
69, pioneer developer of the Blowing
Hock country and local business man
of varied Interests, died of a heart
attack at his home here yesterday.
His health had been declining: for
several months.
Mr. Henkel was born in Catawba
county, near Conover. In early man
hood he removed to Lenoir and went
into the livestock business with his
brother, the late C. V. Henkel. Later
he organized the Henkel-Cralg Live
stock company. This company's in
terests were in Lenoir, Hickory, New
ton. Statesville and Salisbury. Mr.
Henkel continued as president of
the company.
A promoter of Blowing Rock de
velopment, Mr. Henkel was presi
dent of the Green Park Hotel com
pany, at Blowing Rock and presi
dent of Blowing Rock Development
company. Much credit is given him
and his brother, C. V. Henkel, for
building the highway between Lenoir
and Blowing Rock.
Mr. Henkel is survived by his
widow, who was Miss Annie Yount,
of Newton, and five daughters, Miss
Celeste Henkel and Miss Christine
Henkel of Statesville, Mrs. P. G.
Harper of Hickory, Mrs. J. A. Wads
worth of Charlotte, Mrs. H. A. Rhyne
of Mount Holly. He leaves also a
brother, T. L. Henkel of Hickory,
and two sisters. Miss Candace Hen
kel of Cleveland, N. C-. and Mrs.
Ernest Hocy of Shelby.
The funeral services will oe at the
residence, Wednesday afternoon at
4:30 o’clock, and Interment will be
in the family plot in Oakwood cem
etery.
    

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