10 PAGES TODAY JULY 3, lSSlt^ublished Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. •saw Hj Mali, utr OB A4«\itc*i U.M* u+t ft%r. (in aJ*anr» |li»> Late News!' Showers Promised. 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. | --- 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 _ ! 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. _____ I 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.