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Today’s North Carolina Weather
Iteport: Partly cloudy with local
thunderstorms tonight or Saturday.
Shelby’s Hottest
c The extended heat wave reach
ed its most uncomfortable peak
here yesterday, Thursday, July
2, although the official tempera
ture recorded was not quite as
high as that of Sunday, June 21.
The mercury In the Ebeltoft ther
; mometer climbed between 9 9and 100
t but due to the humidity the heat
\ was mure in evidence. A number of
people were forced to quit work and
, others were unable to work steadily,
1 but no serious effects from the tor
j rid day were reported this morning.
A rain late in the afternoon cooled
I things off somewhat, but after the
shower the heat soon returned and
today the mercury was climbing
I back in the high nineties.
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Officers Leave
To Get Two Men
Caaghtln Texas
f Alien And Poston Go After Men
Wanted Here For Car Theft,
Store Breaking.
j Sheriff Irvin M. Allen and Police
j Chief McBride Poston left Shelby
early today by automobile for Hou
! ston and Galveston, Texas, to bring
j back two young men wanted here
I for automobile larceny and store
breaking.
The men are Ralph Foust, escaped
j convict, and Harley Painter. They
i are charged with breaking in the
' Eskridge garage here on the night
of May 6 and stealing a new auto
mobile and also on the charge of en
tering and robbing the Cohen de
partment store.
! The two men with a companion,
; who was later freed, were arrested
at Houston, Texas a week or 10 days
after the robbery here. They con
fessed to officers there, it is said,
that they stole the new auto here.
: At first it was thought they -would
t be tried in Federal court at Galves
; ion, but this week local officers re
ceived another message from Texas
and'as a result left for the men to
day
Thompson Along.
The officers, travelling in Sheriff
Allen's car. were accompanied by
Alderman Z. J. Thompson. Mr.
Thompson will stop off at Paris,
Texas, to see his mother, Mrs. W. H
Thompson, who is a patient In the
hospital there. Mrs. Thompson fell
and broke her hip at Hugo, Okla
homa. last week and was taken to
the Texas hospital.
Ehnore-Osbome,
New Auto Agency
Sell Chrysler and Plymouth.
Show First Free-Wheeling
Automobile.
Elmore-Osborne Motor Co., is the
! name of a new' automobile agency
formed in Shelby to handle Chrys
ler and Plymouth cars. Headquar
ters have been established with the
Champion Oil Co., on West Warren
street In the store room formerly oc
cupied by the Beam Motor Co. The
senior member of the firm is Mr.
Lem Elmore who has been salesman
for the Chevrolet for a number of
years while the junior member of
the firm is Mr. Tom Osborne who
has also been auto salesman in
Shelby for several years.
New Model Chryslcrs and Ply
mouth cars are now on the show
room floor. The Plymouth model is
the new free-wheeling, vibrationless
motor, the first of its kind to be
shown- here. The free-wheeling de
vice enables the driver to shift gears
without pushing in the clutch. Gears
can be shifted to any speed w'hile the
car fs In motion, not even placing
the foot on the clutch. No clutch
movement is necessary except when
the car starts from a dead stop. Con
siderable fuel is saved by coasting
the car in the manner of the old
coaster bicycles.
The vibratlonless motor is swung
to the frame with springs and rub
ber cushions, thus eliminating the
body vibration from the motor.
Kings Mtn. Man Is
Dead In New Jersey
A. K. Falls is being buried this
afternoon at Kings Mountain in
Mountain Rest ceemtery after fu
neral services in Central Method
ist church, conducted by Rev. John
R. Church. Mr. Falls died in a hos
pital in Hoboken, N. J. Tuesday
afternon at age 59. He was a build
ing contractor by trade and former
ly lived in Kings Mountain.
Surviving are the following chil
dren: Clyde, of Hoboken, N. J.,
k4 Lawrence of Durham. Marion ut
Kings Mountain, Mrs. R. R. Bag
gett of Los Angeles, Calif., Mrs.
Ralph Weaver of Kings Mountain.
Road Set-Up
For Cleveland
Nearly Fixed
Broadway Lines Up
Highway Workers
Foreman Named for Eight of The
Ten Sections. Harrill Heads
Right of Way.
The organization set-up is nearly
complete for the state maintenance
of county roads in Cleveland coun
ty, it was announced today from the
office of W. A. Broadway, engineer
in charge of roads for Cleveland
I county. Foremen have been named
i for eight of the ten sections into
[ which Cleveland county has been
divided and by Saturday night the
two additional foremen will have,'
been named.
Captain Broadway Went to Ashe-j
i ville today to the headquarters of j
division E to confer with Engineers
Walker and Poteat on matters per-;
taining to the roads and in this ‘
conference the scale of wages to be
paid the foremen will be set.
”Claude Harrill will be foremen of,
right-of-way, using floating forces
of convicts to do special work in i
whatever part of the county they
are sent. Clyde Poston will continue
in charge of the convict camp on
: the northern edge of the city which
has been taken over by the state.
T. C. Stockton has been made
foreman of bridges and will have
charge of bridge repairs and paint
ing.
Road Section Foremen.
Section No. E-214 including Nos.
10 and 11 townships, J-. H. Costner,
foreman.
Section No. E-215 Including Lawn
dale-Faliston section, Worth Latti
more. foreman.
Section No. E-216 including Polk
ville and adjacent territory, Willis
Jonas, foreman.
Section No. E-217 including No. 6
township outside of Shelby, Will De
vine, foreman.
Section No. E-218 including Waco.
Buffalo and St. Paul territory, D.
J. Barrett, foreman.
* Section No. E-219 including Lat
'timore, Mboresboro, and city of
Shelby, F. Y. Jones, foreman.
Section No. E-220 including Kings
Mountain territory, foreman to be
named.
Section No. E-22I including Nos.
1 and 2 townships, C. I. Putnam,
foreman.
Section No. E-222 including Pat
terson Springs and Earl, R. L.
Hause, foreman.
Section No. E-223 including Gro
ver and vicinity, foreman to be
named.
Each of these foremen will /^a^e«
three assistants who will devote
their time to the up-keep of the
county road system taken over by
the state on July 1. Is it thought
that the section foremen will have
the privilege of selecting their as
sistants and when necessary these
foremen will hire additional labor
at the current labor scale.
Here Working For
New Mail Outlet
Mr. C. P. Honeycutt, of Greens
boro, chief clerk of the railway mail
in this division, was in Shelby yes
terday investigating a method of
improving Shelby's outgoing mail
service. His visit here followed the
| removal of the 9:40 p. m. bus, Shel
by to Gastonia, on which mail was
| carried. The removal of this bus
left Shelby without east or south
bound mail service from 6:16 in the
evening until 6:35 the following
morning.
Jurist New Lions
Club President
Judge Maurice R. Weathers, county
recorder, has Just been installed as
president of the Shelby Lions club,
succeeding Mr. C. C. Horn. jr.
Judge Weathers
New Head Lions
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New Officers Installed By Local
Civic Club. i)r. Wilson Is
Secretary.
Judge Maurice Weathers was in
stalled as ^president of the Shelby
Lions club-at the meeting of the
club this week. He succeeds Mr. C.
C. Horn, jr.
Other officers elected were:
C. G. White, first vice president;
Loy Thompson, second vice presi
dent; Dr. Robert Wilson, secretary;
Tommy C. Harriil, lion tamer; J. W.
Osborne, tail twister.
Another active year in the his
tory of the club was achieved dur
ing the administration of Mr. Horn,
and Shelby’s youngest civic organ
ization anticipates still another
progressive year under the leader
ship of the new president
Kiwarns Club Talks
New Highway Plans
More state highways was the sub
ject of the discussion at the Kiwanis
club last night, the club having
centered its efforts on trying to get
No. 190 paved through Polkville,
Golden Valley and on to Marion.
E. B. Jeffress, state highway com
missioner, has been invited to ad
dress a joint meeting of the Rotary.
■Mens and Kiwanis clubs Thursday
night, July 16th. The committee in
charge to confer with the city al
dermen relative to gas plant for
Shelby was not ready to report.
Ladies night schedule for July 9,
has been postponed indefinitely be
cause of the extreme weather.
Canipe Improving
At Hospital Here
Walter Canipe, young white man?
who was shot in the right leg last
week when a shotgun in the auto
mobile of Deputy Bob Kendrick was
accidentally discharged, was said to
be showing gradual improvement at
the Shelby hospital today. Np com
plications have developed, it is said,
in the leg which was fractured by
the load of shot.
Canipe was leaning against the
car of the officer watching a load
of captured liquor being removed
when the gun was jarred in some
[manner and was discharged.
Shelby Stores Open Saturday But
Will Close For Holiday ,On Monday
Expect Shopping: Crowds Saturday.
No Formal Events For Fourth
Here.
Shelby stores and business
houses will remain open tomor
row, Saturday, July 4, for the
convenience of the customary
Saturday 'shopping: crowds, but
will be closed aii day Monday
with employes and employers
taking the day as a belated hol
iday.
The only exception to the
open Fourth will be the closing
of the banks, the post office and
some of the county offices.
All business will be suspended
in several nearby iowns and
cities on the Fourth, but Shelby
business houses are today re
minding their patrons that they
will be open for the usual Sat
urday hours.
That part of Shelby which
will observe the Fourth by tak- j
ing a holiday tomorrow will
either spend the day quietly at
home or motor elsewhere for
formal celebration programs. No
formal event is scheduled here
for the day.
Several baseball games are
scheduled for Shelby parks dur
ing the afternoon and a golfing
frolic is on the books for the
beautiful Cleveland Springs
course. If the heat continues,
the Cleveland Springs swim
ming pool and Pineview Lake
are expected to draw a big por
tion of the local people who do
not visit other cities for the
day.
Fishing, boating and motoring
ing will form the days activity
and play for many Shelby peo
ple, several parties being plan
ned for Lake lure and Bridge
water. Others will attend the
formal celebration at Morgan
ton and other points.
Taxi Business I
Proves Costly
UnderNewPlan
May Lower Number
Shelby Taxis
Tax Owners Required To Insure,
Car and Passengers Against
Accident Damage,
A dozen or so Shelby taxi drivers,
already having a struggle to make
ends meet, had their operating ex- j
penses materially increased the first j
of this month when a new state law i
took effect requiring them to in
sure their taxis, their passengers,;
etc, against likely accident dam
age.
The required insurance if taken1
through the state department of i
revenue will cast each taxi operator
approximately $96 per year. This
expense added to thase already re
quired to operate public automobiles
may put several local taxis out of
business, it is understood.
Near $200 Expense.
The annual Insurance premium
added to the existing cost of state,
county and city public car licenses
will call for around $200 per year
in license and fees before a taxi
driver may operate a car. This ex
pense, taxi operators say. leaves
them with the hope for only a scant;
margin of profit, if that.
The new requirement is generally )
considered a good one as it pro- j
tects not only the taxi owner against!
damage suits but also protects his!
passengers and other cars that may
be damaged in collisions with his
car. The insurance required would
cover all damage resulting from any
manner of accident. The $96 prem
ium is said to insure the taxi in
such instances to the Extent of $10,
000.
Taxi operators are not required
to take the insurance, it is under
stood, if they can put up a pro
tection bond of $5,000.
Just how many of the local taxi
men ‘will pay the required premium,
at $8 per month and- remain in
business, and just how many may
seek other occupations could not be
determined today. The majority of
, them plan, however, to remain in
the taxi business, paying the prem
ium by the month although two
months premium is required in ad
vance. Some of the local operators
are hopeful, it is reported, of secur
ing the necessary insurance through
local agencies at a cheaper rate than
the $96 if handled through the state.
Police Force Sheds
Coats For Comfort
Heavy Costs Too Much For Patrol
men As Record Sun Bears
- Down.
Policing while air wrapped up in
heavy uniform coats and the heat
around 100 is no cinch of a job.
And for that reason Police Chief
McBride Poston and his force shed
i their coats yesterday and worked
their beats in regulation blue shirts.
All members of the force are not
fitted in regulation shirts as yet but
will be within a day or so. In the
meantime they are wearing the
nearest thing to the regulation shirt
that they can find.
The change, made for the com
fort of the officers, is widely com
mended over the city.
Kendall Open* Shell l
Gas Station Saturday
Frank H. Kendall has leased the
new Shell gasoline and service sta
tion on West Warren street and has
a formal opening on Saturday. This
station is located on the B. T. Falls
lot about two blocks west from the
square on Highway No. 20. Mr.
Kendall was former head of the
parts department of the Chevrolet
here for several years. His assistant
at the station will be Ed Nolan, son
of Mr. and Mrs. J. B. Nolan of Shel
by. Mr. Kendall has named the new
station the Shell-by Service Sta
tion
Ball Players Have
Money Stolen Here
The Western Carolina league
game here yesterday between the
Shelby and Rhodhiss clubs proved
quite expensive to several members
of the two teams.
The players dressed for the game
at the bathroom of the new Bolin
barbershop, near the Masonic tem
ple, and turned their money and
watches over to Son Parks, negro
employe at the bathroom, to be
kept for them at the barbershop.
When they returned Parks was gone
and has not been seen since. His
haul, officers say, totals more than'
$60 ■
Homebrew-Crazed Ora Mill Man Kills Wifey
Then Shoots Himself; Leave Nine Children
Arrest Strange
Negro Here For
Boiling A Cat
Shelby early last night gasp j
cd at the most unusual Incident
that has taken place here in
yrars when a young negro man,
either demented by hunger or
acting under the superstitious
influence of believing himself to
be a witch doctor, was arrested
for boiling a black cat while ihe
cat was alive.
The arrest was made by Sheriff
Irvin M. Alien and Policeman Bur
[ln Putnam at the rock quarry, sev
:ral blocks east of the. court square.
Hunger Or Witchcraft?
At first, and according to the ne
cro's own story, it was believed that
He was boiling the cat for the pur
pose of rating It. The astounding
story as it spread about town
Brought scores of people to the city
Ball to see the negro and his weird
Booking. Later it was reasoned by
some that superstition, common to
•he blacks in the lower South Caro
ina regions, below Anderson, where
hr negro came from, was behind
[.he odd happening.
Around ? o'clock officers were, in
formed that something unusual was
taking place at tlie old rock quar
ry. When the two officers reached
the scene they found that the ne
jro had a fire built under an old
bucket in which some animal was
boiling. When queried, he told the
officers that he was cooking an
o‘possum to eat. Tire legs of the
animal, protruding from the bucket
of boiling water, did not look like
a 'possum to the officers and they
pulled It out. It proved to be a
black cat. with the. fur still on.
As he was brought to Jail the
negro said that he had been walk
ing from below Anderson, had been
without anything to eat for two
days, was almost famished and was
cooking the cat to eat.
Colored people here, however, al
though refusing to discuss the inci
dent very much, say that a certain
bone of a black cat, if the cat is
boiled alive to get the bone, is be
lieved to bring good luck, and many
think this motive, an attempt to
get the good luck charm, was be
hind the strange occurrence. After
being brought to town the famished
negro was given a good meal and
spent the night in jail. He was given
breakfast again this morning, would
talk very little about the cat today,
and was still about town at last re
port.
Some time after the arrest offi
cers learned that the negro appear
ed at the home of a lady who lives
on South DeKalb street late yester
day afternoon and said he under
stood she had a cat to give away.
The woman, it is said, gave him the
cat with the admonition that he
treat it kindly.
Postal Clerks Get
Shorter Week Now
City Clerks And Carriers Get Half
Day Off Each Week Begin
ning On First.
July 1 was more than just the
first of another month to postal
clerks In the Shelby post office and
city mail carriers.
Beginning Wednesday, due to an
act of the last congress, all postal
employes had their working week
cut from 48 to 44 hours. This means
that at the Shelby post office six
regular clerks, the assistant post
master, three city carriers and the
two building custodians will have a
half day off each week.
Believe This Or
Not; Hail Stones
Last For 39 Days
Gaffney, July 3.—Skeptical about
the stories from the Dorkins Mill
area about the length of time hail
stones had remained there, former
Magistrate Floyd L. Baker, motored
last Sunday afternoon to the place
owned by D. B. Wood 16 the house
occupied by Jim Gamer, overseer,
thence back to a little valley beyond
the barn where they found under
leaves of a fallen tree hailstones as
big as pigeon eggs. Mr. Baker pick
ed up a coffee can of these and
brought them back to Gaffney.
They had ialien during a hailstorm
39 days ago and had survived tem
perature of over one hundred de
grees.
YoangDaughter
Relates Details
Of Tragedy Here
llrlafn Story of How Drink-Craved
Father Kitlrd Her Mother,
Shot Self.
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Details of*the shooting of Mrs,;
Gertrude Denham, in the Ora mill
village early Thursday morning, by
her husband who then shot himself,
are difficult to piece together as
the young children were so terri
fied by the midnight happenings
which ruined their happy home
that they can hardly get It straight
The story told by the older girl,
Frances, 17, upon whom the drink
numbed fattier first started to vent
his demonical wrath, was related as
follows yesterday at the Lutz and
Jackson undertaking parlors where
she sat near the body of her moth
er and awaited word of her father's
condition from the hospital:
“Daddy,” she said, her voice hesi
tant and quivvertng from the terri
ble ordeal through which she had
passed, “had—well, you may as well
say, had been drinking since Satur
day. Just drinking, drinking, drink
ing. We knew what condition he was
In and we said very little to him and
were as quiet as we could be. He was
drinking home brew and boy rum
and he just kept drinking every few
minutes
Left Home,
‘Tuesday morning he left home.
Where he went we never did know.
Late that night, about 11:30, he
came back and was still drinking.
He wouldn't go to bed but piled
down on the floor and went to
sleep. When we got up Wednesday
morning he. went over and got on
the bed but didn’t take off hi?
clothes. ’ ... ■ V’.v
Wanted To “Fuaa.”
“All day Wednesday and Wednes
day evening he kept drinking ami
| seemed t« try to make all us mad
[ particularly mamma and me. Wt
wouldn't argue with him so that
he couldn't pick a fuss. He would
lie down about 10 minutes then gel
up and take another drink of home
brew or bay rum.
Mad At Boy.
“About dark he was standing
where he could see out the front
door and I was standing in the
front door. That’s when I reckon
he got' mad at me. A boy walked in
the yard and daddy saw him. He
asked me who it was and 1 told him
I didn’t know. He said, ‘By God, I’ll
find out if I have to cut him tc
pieces.’ Then he pulled out his knife
but I wouldn’t let him out the dooi
because I didn’t want him to get in
trouble. He got mad about it then
went to get another drink. Later
in the night we all went to bed, but
he didn’t go except to lie down a
little bit at a time.
Gun To Her Head.
“The next thing I knew, that was
about 12:30 Thursday morning, a
scream woke me up. He was stand
ing over my bed with a gun close to
my head. Mamma ran into the room
and tried to keep him from shooting
me.
“He said ‘I am going to shoot her.
Mamma told him to shoot her but
not shoot me. He then said h«
would shoot us both and himself
He never said why he was going tc
shoot me. Mamma started scuffling
with him to get the gun away from
(CONTINUED ON PAOE 8IX.I
Tragedy Early Thursday Morning Near
Shelby May Make Orphans Of Nine Chib
dren, Youngest Only 15 Months Old.
Started To Kill Daughter.
Another pathetic tragedy stalked into I he Oi'a textile
village, west of Shelby, just after midnight Thursday morn
ing when Emory Gibson Denham, 43-year-old textile work
er, crazed by a four-day debauch on homebrew and bay rum,
shot and killed his 35-year-old wife, Gertrude, then sent two
steel-jacket bullets plowing into his own head.
Auto Tag Sales
Gain As Tags Go
For Half Price
Sale of automobile license
plates at the local license hu- ,
reau at the Carolina Motor
elub office picked up rapidly
Wednesday, July 1, as ta*>
began selling for half price.
Between 75 and 100 tag*
were sold yesterday, areordiiiK
to Chas. R. Eskridge, bureau
manager, whose offices are in
the Beam block, on North
Washington street, in the
building formerly occupied by
the James Tiddy shop.
To secure a tag for half
price for the remainder of the
year the auto owner, must
show that the ear has not
been driven since last Decem
ber 31 or has just been pur
chased. With tags going for
half price it is expected that
a large number of autos which
have been stored this year will
be taken out. tagged, and op
erated for the remainder of
the year.
Note Issue For
No . 3 School
Count; Will Sell Note For *25,000
“ Fay Coat of NVw Consolidated
School House.
A note lor *25,000 will be sold In
Raleigh at 10 o’clock July 9th by the
Local Government Commission of
North Carolina on behalf of the
county of Cleveland to pay for the
No. 3 township High school building
now under construction between
Patterson Springs and Earl, A. E.
Cline, county accountant, stated
this morning that tills note will be
a short term note to be repaid
around the first of next year when
the school building money will be
borrowed from the state building
fund at Raleigh.
The note or notes will be award
ed at the lowest interest rate for
which a bid of par and accrued in
terest is received.
It is understood that the new
school building is well along in con
struction, the roof being ready to
put on. C. A. Morrison and Son,
Shelby contractors have the general
contract for the work and it is ex
pected that the building *111 be
completed and ready for occupancy
when school opens in the fall.
When the $25,000 is secured from
the state school building loan fund,
the note which is offered for sale in
Raleigh on July 9th will be paid off.
Mr, Evans Hartgrove, of Char
lotte, is spending this week-end with
his parents, Mr and Mrs. Walter
Hartgrove.
Post And Gatty Fly Around World
In Eight Days And Fifteen Hours
Two Aviators Complete Greatest
Feat In History of Aviation,
Experts Say. -
Roosevelt Field, N. Y., July 3_
Cutting the round-the-world record
from almost 22 days to little more
than a week, Wiley Post and Har
old Gatty landed at dusk Wednes
day night on this field they left at
dawn on an earth-girdling race
against time less than nine days
ago.
Their welcome was so Boisterous
that the flyers fled the field. In
near riotous scenes, police struggled
to preserve order, and fists were
swung in angry altercations which
threatened to develop into a serious
disturbance.
It was dusk before Post and Gatty
j arrived The western sky was paint
ed In rich pinks as the big white
plane came like a giant arrow out
of the sunset. At 7:44 p. m. E. S. T.,
the flyers first were sighted. Three
minutes and a half later, after
thrice circling the field with their
wing lights glowing against the pur
ple eastern sky, they set the plane
lightly down half a mile from the
administration building.
Four Days In Air.
Elapsed time of the 16,000 mile
flight around the world, a flight
which famous aviators tonight call
ed the greatest achievement in the
history of aviation, was just eight
days, 15 hours and 51 minutes. The
previous world girdling record, es
tablished by the German dirigible
Graf Zeppelin two years ago, was
almost 22 days. Post and Catty,
although they took almost nine
days to get around the world, spent
only four days, 10 hours and eight
minutes of this time in the air.
Up to the time the fliers arrived,
the crowd had seemed small com
pared to the one that rushed four
years ago to cheer Lindbergh and
ICONTimntU UN CAGE TEN )
Mrs. Denham, struggling with her
drink-crazed husband to preven*
him from shooting his 17-year-old
daughter, Frances, was instantly
killed when shot in the head, but
Denham after firing two bullets in
his head, one of which plowed its
way completely through, was still
living in the hospital, here today 35
hours after shooting himself, but
there is scant hope of hts recovery.
Helpless Victims.
When Denham dies—and physic
ians say he lias practically no chance
—his wild midnight rampage will
have orphaned nine young children,
ranging from 17 years down to the
15-months old baby. Seven ol these
youngsers were In the house when
their mother was slain, and several
of them witnessed the tragic hap
pening, fearing that they, too, might
be killed by the father who turned
maniac.
Drinking Since Saturday,
The first news officers received of
the tragedy was after 1 o'clock
Thursday morning when Sheriff
Allen was called and sent Deputy
Bob Kendrick to the Ora village. At
that time It was known that Den
ham was on a rampage but It was
not known that he had killed his
wife and shot himself as neighbors
dared not try to enter the house, not
realizing that Denham himself was
lying on the floor seriously and per
haps mortally shot.
Deputy Kendrick, going to the
house with residents of the village,
| forced his way into the back door
and found the body of Mrs. Denham
lying on the floor, a bullet hoi# in
her left temple. Lying near her was
her husband who appeared to be
dead. He Immediately put in a call
for Coroner Roscoe Lutz and the
Lutz ambulance driven by Charlie
Austell and Oliver Harris hurried to
the home. About that time it was
realized that Denham was still
breathing .although he had two bul
let holes in his head ,and he was
rushed to the hospital.
Denham, officers were informed,
had been drinking homebrew and
bay nun since Saturday and had
been in ill humor all day Wednes
day and Wednesday night before
ills family retired.
Started For Girl.
About 30 minutes after midnight
the oldest girl, Frances, who was
sleeping in a room next door to her
mother, was awakened when she
heard her mother yelling at her
(CONTINUED ONf PAGE TEN •
Sister Of Fprmer
Shelby Chief Dies
Miss Katie W. Jetton, 76, died al
the home of her nephew, Joseph
Jetton, at Reepsville, Lincoln coun
ty, Wednesday morning at 3:36
o’clock
She suffered a stroke of paralysis
ten days ago and never fully recov
ered, death finally relieving the suf
ferer.
Two brothers, James Jetton mer
chant, of Reepsville, and Harvey
Jetton, of Lincoln,, survive,
Harvey Jetton was chief of polic*
in the city of Shelby for a number
of years.
Court House Closes
4th; Others Monday
OilIces In the county court bouse
will be clceed on Saturday, July 4.
as well as the Eagle Roller mill and
banks at noted elsewhere In today's
store.
All building and loan offices and
dental offices will be closed on
Monday instead of Saturday. Share
holders are asked to make B. and
L. payments on Saturday (tomor
row).
GAME IS CHANGED.
The Saturday morning game
between Rhodhiss and the
Cleveland Cloth mill, in the
Western Carolina league, ached
uled to be play at Rhodhiss, has
been changed and will be played
In Shelby. The change was made
because of the death of a Rhod
hiss official. The game will start
at the city park at M tomorrow
morning. OTHER SPORT NEWS
ON PAGE 9.
    

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