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j VOL. XXXVII, No. 107
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, SEPT. 7, 1931 Published Monday.
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Fair And Cooler.
Today’* North Carolina Weatbrr
Report: Generally fair tonight and
Tuesday. Some cooler tonight.
Some Jump.
Cleveland Airport, O., Sept. 7.—
Bert White, intrepid South Caro
lina parachute jumper, plunged
from an airplane flying over five
miles above the earth to set a new
jump record of 27,000 feet at the
Cleveland air races yesterday. White
stepped out of the plane in a tem
perature of 30 degrees below *ero—
so cold that the control* of the
ship, piloted by Curtis Quick, of
San Francisco, fro*e a minute or
two before White left his cockpit.
The previous record for a para
chute jump, set by White*in I,os
Angeles, May 25, 1930, was 24,800.
Homebrew Tops
WhiskeyNowAs
Favorite Drink
Manufacture Of Malt Beverage Now
Give Officers Most
Work
Law enforcement officers in Shel
by and Cleveland county are con
fronted, they say, with a new prob
lem in prohibition law violation.
Corn whiskey once the favorite
drink and the chief concern of of
ficers in this section is gradually
iosing out to homebrew.
"A big percentage of all the pro
Jiibition violation arrests made this
year have been over homebrew in
stead of whiskey,” Sheriff- Irvin Al
len said this week. The statement
was endorsed by B, O. Hamrick, of
the city police force.
Hard Times Drink
The officers did not qualify as
experts, but it was their opinion
that the depression brought about
(he change. A few years back, theyj
.'aid, it was seldom ever that home-!
brew was found in a raid or on the!
person arrested for over imbibing.
But now it is different. Corn whis
key is selling from $2 to *5 per gpj
lon, delivered, but that price seems
too high and many drinkers are
turning to the beverage, resembling
beer, made from hop mait, yeast
and water. Just a year or two ago
the “evidence” packed behind the!
enclosure at the sheriffs office for
•rial was usually pints, quarts, and
half gallons of whiskey. Today the
containers are beer bottles and fruitj
jars filled with a watery brown beer.
Have A Tester.
When homebrew cases first be
gan to appear in county court, at
irequent intervals officers and the
court faced the problem of ascer
taining the alcoholic contents. Some
*amples have been sent to Charlotte
to be tested, but more recently the
court and officers have secured an
apparatus of their own and now
they can readily determine wheth
er or not captured goods is merely
a mild beverage or has more kick
than the law allows.
me aveiage nome Drew tests a
little more than six percent Sheriff
Allen says. That is a better alcoho
lic content, or more, than the beer
ol old days contained, and it i6
more than five percent more than
the Turlington act says a bever
age should have.
-Just what percentage of the pro
hibition cases tried in the county
court this year have centered about
homebrew the officers could net
say, but day by day, they say, it
can be told that the brew Is grad
ually supplanting whiskey. The
price, they point out, is largely re
ponsible. Brew can be made at
from 20 to 60 cents per gallon.
"It would be surprising to know,
too,” one officer said in discussing
the matter, "how many of the at
home drinkers, those who never
give any trouble, have turned to
homebrew for their regular nips in
stead of whiskey.”
Bottles, caps and malt are selling
better, the officers believe, than
sugar and the other ingredients
used to make the "sugar-head
com” that supplanted the pure corn
mash after prohibition came in.
Colored people, however, are still
the biggest makers and consumers
of the' homemade brew, say the of
ficers but the whites rapidly chang
ing over judging by court evidence.
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One Negro Dead, 2 Are Wounded
In Gun, Knife Battle In “Little
\ Harlem” Here On Saturday Night
I WjUlie Love, Looking
On, Is Shot
Willie Strickland Shot In Abdomen,
Gunman Has His Neck
Cut.
"Little Harlem," Shelby s negro
business section in the alley block
just off N. LaFayette and W. Marlon
streets, was the scene of a fierce
battle late Saturday night in which
one young negro was killed, another
was seriously. If not fatally, shot, and
a third had his neck slashed.
The dead negTO, an innocent by
stander, is Willie Love, well known
young shine boy of the McWhirter's
Palace barbershop. He was shot
through the chest.
The seriously shot negro, now in
the Shelby hospital, Is Willie Strick
land, who was once charged with
slaying another negro in the Lawn
dale section. He was shot through
the abdomen.
The other wounded man is Pierce j
Parker, veteran employe of W. H.!
Blanton, who has the right rear side
of his neck badly slashed.
Parker did the shooting and
Strickland the carving.
Over A Woman?
The fatal argument is said to have
started over a woman. Parker, it is
reported, is understood to have re
sented something Strickland said to
his wife. A blow or blows were pass
ed in the alley near the colored cafe
and then the gun and knife came
into play. Just which was used first j
is not definitely known. One report;
given officers had it that Parker]
pulled his gun and shot Strickland,
after the latter had slashed Parker’s j
throat. Another report gave it that]
Strickland did the cutting after he [
had been shot in the abdomen by j
Parker.
Died Soon.
One shot had already been fired,
it is said, when Love, the young
shine boy, stuck his head out of a
door to see what was going on. It
was then that he was drilled through
the chest with a bullet said to have
been fired by Parker, Lore had not
participated in the fight and was
merely an innocent onlooker who
chanced to look out at the wrong
time. He was rushed to the Shelby
hospital but died within a few min
utes after getting there.
Strickland and Parker are also in
the hospital. Parker, with a long
deep gash in his neck, was said to
be improved today, being weak, how
ever from the loss of considerable
blood. Strickland, shot through the
abdomen and his Intestines punc
tured at eight places, was said to be
in a very serious condition.
The killing took place around 11
or 11:30 o'clock, and some hours be
fore that there was another fight
between two colored women .one of
whom was slashed on the arm and
shoulder and taken to the hospital.
She was able to leave after being
given treatment.
Mrs. J. H. Tulloh and son left
Saturday for Louisville. Ky„ to join
Mr. Tulloh. They will make their
home there
600 Rejoice On
Hoey Remaining
A Home Layman
Bible Classes Unite In Service, Psj
Ing Tribute To Clyde Hoey,
Bible Teacher.
Six hundred men from the Aible
classes of the Central Methodist,
First Baptist and Shelby Presby
terian church united In a service
yesterday morning at Central
Methodist church to rejoice that
Clyde R. Hoey had decided not to
run for thb U. S. senate but remain
a home town citizen who will de
vote his talents and influence as a
Christian lay leader.
Surprise To Hoey.
Mr. Hoey was taken unaware. He
knew nothing of the program pre
pared and after his class assem
bled and the opening exercises were
over, in march hundreds of men
from the Baptist and Presbyterian
churches to pay him tribute. For
ten years he has taught the men's
Bible class at Central Methodist
and In this period, he has taught
fully 500 Sunday school lessons,
often coming for miles away to be
here on Sunday.
mad c. Ford, president of the
class, presided, and after a selec
tion by the male quartet, short
talks were made by Wm. Lineber
ger, Capt. J. F. Roberts, Horace
Origg and Rev. L. B. Hayes. It was
a unique service in that a man was
paid tribute for choosing not to ran
for political office. Had Mr. Hoey
gone to Washington as senator
from Western North Carolina, as
his home-town friends feel that he
would have won, it meant his ab
sence from the city most of the
year. Shelby people unanimously
feel that he was too valuable as a
civic and religious leader to give up
and it wan for ttiis reason, the sur
prise service was held in recogni
tion of his valuable leadership.
While the tributes were being
paid, Mr. Hoey sat with his head
drooped and his eyes cast down
showing the modest man that he is.
"He teaches not because of any
monetary reward for there is none,
he teaches not to enhance his so
cial position for he has all of that,
he teaches not to display his elo
quence and his powers, for his rep
utation is already state-wide,” said
Capt. J. Frank Roberts who con
cluded with a tribute to Mr. Hoey's
humble, Godly life and his joy in
Christian service.
Only Half Dozen
August Weddings
Prosperity is still around the cor
ner for Dan Cupid in Cleveland
county. \
Only six couples, one colored, se
cured marriage licenses at the
Cleveland county court house during
August. Seven couples secured li
cense in July.
Catawba “Country Doctor” Thinks !
Prohibition Is A Dismal Failure
Dr. Foard Has Been Practicing
Medicine There For 54
Years.
Hickory, Sept. 7.—Dr. F. T. Foard,
Catawba county’s oldest "country
doctor,” and one of the few re
maining in this entire section, be
lieves that prohibition is a dismal
failure and that the people would
be far better off if good liquor was
obtainable under governmental con
trol.
He also believes that this genera
tion has carried surgery to the ex
treme, and that most operations for
appendicitis might be avoided. Dr.
Foard celebrated his seventy-sixth
birthday in Hickory yesterday at
the home of his daughter, Mrs
Hiram Balch.
Started 54 Years Ago.
Dr. Foard resides in Jugtown,
Bandy’s township, where he has
been actively engaged in the prac
tice of medicine for 54 years. He
declares that it is his observation
that too little attention is given to
materia medlca by modern doctors.
In all his years of practice, Dr.
Foard says, he has had scores of
cases that others would have diag
nosed as appendicitis. Although he
has never resorted to an operation
to save any of them, he says he has
never lost but one of these patients.
'What they generally term ap
pendicitis is really colonltis,” Dr.
Foard declared.
Taking up the question of whis
key Dr. Foard said that “In the
years since national prohibition I
have seen more kidney, stomach,
and mental diseases resulting from
bootleg liquor than I ever did from
good liquor in all the 40 .rears of
my practice before.
Not Fit For Hogs.
“The sort of slop from which the
bootlegger makes his booze would
not have been fit for the hogs in the
old days. It’s really a crime against
humanity that men should be ped
dling the poison which is today
sold in the illicit liquor traffic.”
Dr. Foard was born in Rowan
county, near where the town of
Cleveland now is. When he was a
lad his father moved to Olin, near
Statesville, so the children could
attend school. When he was 16 the
family moved to Newton, and Dr.
Foard was enabled to attend Cat
awba college. Later he taught
school and walked all over this
section selling the “Life of Stone
wall Jackson." Later stll, he attend
ed the South Carolina Medical
school at Charleston, and finally
graduated a few years later from
the Louisville Medical college. He
has also taken post graduate courses
at New York city. Dr. Foard began
the practice of medicine in Cataw
ba county on March 24, 1877.
Enrollment Gain
Is City Schools
Open Here Today
Eighty-Six More Enroll Than On
Opening Day Of Ult
Ytxr.
A total of 2,602 student* took
op their duties in nine Shelby
school* u the local system
opened its 1931-32 year here
this morning.
This, according to the records, ii
a gain of 86 over the opening day
enrollment of last year which was
2316.
Scores of other students are ex
pected to enter within the next few
weeks,
•Supt. B. L. Smith stated at noon
that the school machinery began
to operate smoothly with the first
period of the morning and that all
departments were moving along
without a hitch.
The enrollment by school* wax as
follows:
Washington 199
South Shelby 4|2
LaFayette 223
Marion 373.
Graham 274.
Jefferson 327
Central high 465
Colored 447.
Zoar colored 52
Franklin Harrill
Is Buried Today
Wdl Known Farmer Of UUlaiorr
Section Died After Lingering
Illness. Was Age 65.
Franklin Harrill, well known farm
er of the Latttmore section, died
Sunday evening at 6:15 o'clock at
his home at Lattimore following a
decline in health extending over a
period of one year. For the past
several weeks he had been confined
to his bed.
Mr. Harrill was 65 years of age.
He was married to Miss Rixia
Stewart who survives with the fol
lowing children: J. W. Harrill of
Wichita, Kansas; M. D. Harrill of
Lawndale; Mrs. John L. Hunt of
Polkville; E. Y. Harrill of Double
Springs and Miss Mary Lee Harrill
who lives at the old homestead at
Lattimore. Two brothers also sur
vive: Rev. I. D. Harril and Colum
bus Harrill.
Deceased was a member of the
Lattimore Baptist church and r con
secrated Christian, greatly esteemed
by his host of friends. The funeral
was coAducted this afternoon at 3
o’clock at Double Springs Baptist
church by Rev. D. G. Washburn
and J. W. Suttle and interment was
in the cemetery there.
Deed Given State
For Convict Camp
Commissioners Give Land For Nrw
State Prison Camp. Charity
Pleas.
At the regular monthly session
ot the Cleveland county commis
sioners today a deed was given tc
the N. C. highway commission foi
20 acres of the county home tract
upon which the state wUl build a
new prison camp for convicts work -
lng the roads in this section.
The tract is located northeast of
the fairgrounds and not far dis
tant from highway 20. The camp
to be erected there is one of the
five new ones to be built in the
state. The land was offered the
highway commission some time ago
and accepted at a meeting of the
state body last week. A deed was
required before construction work
would be started and this was given
today after Attorney Henry B. Ed
wards appeared before the board in
Interest of the camp and County
Attorney R. L. Ryburn was called
in to handle the matter.
County commissioners were in
formed that construction would
start right away. At first it was re
ported that several brick masons
would be hired and the other work
done by the convicts. Another re
port today, which is not official,
had it that the job might be let to
a contractor.
Charity Starts
The county board got an idea to
day of the Immense amount of
charity pleas they may face this
winter. Before noon today quite a
number of applications were made
for aid.
POLKVILLE LADIES CLUB
TO MEET ON TUESDAY I
The Polkvllle ladies club will
meet Tuesday afternoon, September
8th at 3 o’elock in the afternoon at
the home of Mrs C. C Whisnant
Maxwell Entry
Muddies Fight
For 1932Honor
He And Ehringhaut
Favorite* Here
j That Two May Split Conserva
tive Vote And Place Fountain
In lead.
Democratic voters in the shelby
Clcveland area are baffled about the
1932 gubernatorial race.
A week ago sentiment was strong
in favor of J. C. B. Ehrlnghaus, the
Elisabeth City orator. It could have
been equally as strong a week before
J that had A. J. Maxwell, commission
i er of revenue, announced. Which is
to say that as the trend of opinion
is now either Mr. Maxwell or Mr
Ehrlnghaus could have had this sec
tion's vote for the asking, but now
they are both in and the voter Is
puzzled.
Platform Sunday.
Mr. Maxwell's formal announce
ment came in the Sunday papers,
! being made Saturday night. His
.platform, outlining his policies, will
be given out next Sunday.
His brief announcement follows.
“Please say that I expect to be a
i candidate for governor in the demo
cratic primary next June, and will
present through the press next Sun
day an issue and a program that I
trust may be deemed worthy of the
thoughtful consideration of the peo
ple of the state."
Mr. Maxwell and Mr. Ehringhaus
hold very similar views about gov
ernmental matters. Thus far In the
race they move' together. Ehringhaus
as a campaigner has few equals due
to his bewitching oratory. That gives
him one advantage over the prosaic
Maxwell, but on the other hand
Maxwell is an authority on taxation.
He has been knowing more about
North Carolina taxes for years than
have few other men. This asset
stacks him up about par with
Ehringhaus, maybe a little better In
the opinion of some and perhaps not
quite so good with others.
Jt -to- » pretty safe guess to say*
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County Farmers
See Coker Farm
Demonstrations
Party Of 34 ClrvrlandJtea Inspect
Demonstrations At Famous
Farm.
A party of 34 Cleveland coun
ty farmers and members of
their families made a tour Fri
day to the famous Coker seed
farms at Hartsville, S. C., and
inspected the various agricul
tural demonstrations being car
ried on there.
The visit was thoroughly enjoy
ed by the eiitire party and was
considered by the majority of them
as one of the most educational days
ever spent.
The party left Shelby early in
the morning and arrived at Harts
ville about 10:30. At the lunch hour
the Coker farm contributed water
melons and grapes to the party as
a courtesy. The return trip was
started about 3 in the afternoon.
Major interest of the local group
centered in the cotton and corn
demonstrations and the inspection
of the unusually fine herd of
Guernsey cattle on the farm. The
cotton situation seemed just as
baffling to Coker officials, County
Agent R. W. Shoffner said, as to
local farmers.
Those making the trip were:
O. Z. Morgan. Shelby; Mrs. O. Z.
Morgan, Shelby; Miss Cecelia Pad
get, Shelby; T. F. Sellers, Kings
Mountain; L. W. Sellers, Kings
Mountain; C. C. Sellers, Kings
Mountain, J. L. Carroll, Cherryville
route; J. M, Leonhardt, Cherry
ville route; N. O. White, Kings
Mountain; W. M. Williams, Kings
Mountain; Albert White, Kings
Mountain, J. M. Roberts, Kings
Mountain, J. F. Wacaster, Cherry
ville route; T. J. Willis, Shelby
route; Lee Elliott, Shelby route; D.
D. Lattlmore, Shelby route; D. A.
Bell, Kings Mountain route; A. C.
Bell, Kings Mountain route; J. R,
Champion, Kings Mountain route.
T. A. Champion, Kings Mountain
Hall Goforth, Kings Mountain; R
B. Watterson, Kings Mountain
route; A. E. Cline Kings Mountain;
S. S. Mauney, Shelby; Mrs. S. S.
Mauney, Shelby; Geo. P. Magness,
Shelby: Mrs. Geo. P. Magness, Shel
by; Miss Magness' daughter; H. C.
Hamrick, Shelby route; Mrs. H. C.
Hamrick. Shelby. Cleton Hum
phries, Shelby; Ulen Humphries,
Shelby, R W Shoffner. Shelby.
To Rewed ‘Swapped’ Wife
Rinney Woodward Cart (left), .cion of an arl.toeratk New jeney
family, and HU eerond wife, the former Maybelle Stlllcon (Hfht), of
New York, whom he U to remarry. Particular Intercut l« attached to
lh*„r^"r1JUr nnpU*,s •***«*« ‘hrte and a half year afo Earl and
Emil Rrinbold exchanged mate, at Palm Beach. Fla., each marrylnt
his friends ex-wife immediate)? divorces had been obtained.
No Cotton For State
Farms To Be Planted
N. »' Tobacco Farmers Also Have
Hard Sledding. General Ra
leigh News.
(By M. R, Dnnnagan. Star News
Bureau.)
Raleigh, Sept. 7.—North Carolina
is giving notice to the world that
no cotton will be planted on state
owned farms next year, cutting out
completely the staple In which the
prison farms planted 3,600 acres in
1929, 2,600 in 1930 and 1,300 acres
in 1931, in a statement issued by
Governor Gardner.
The decision does not mean that
Governor Gardner thinks North
Carolina farmers should cut out
cotton growing completely in 1932
but he expresses the belief that the
state ought to set an advanced
example to cotton growers in dras
tic acreage reduction sd the south's
greatest crop may bring a profit to
growers—and it will not at present
below-cost prices.
Sucoass of Governor Gardner s
live-at-home program this year
generally and especially at state
owned farms is given as one im
portant reason for eliminating cot
ton. Prison farms, he points out, this
year have threshed 38,793 bushels
of wheat, 24,245 bushels of oats, 4,
493 bushels of rye, and 3,669 bush
els of barley, with indications that
more than 100,000 bushels of corn
will be gathered.
Plans are being worked out, Gov
ernor Gardner states, to exchange
every bushel of the small grains,
all produced from pure-bred, cer
tified seed, with North Carolina
farmers, so It can be available for
sowing this fall. This wheat is too
good for prisoners to eat. In fact,
it Is too good for anybody to eat
while it is so scarce in North Caro
lina,” Governor Gardner said.
Desires A Plan.
Governor Gardner took occasion
to refer to the national and inter
national problem presented by the
cotton situation, which he states,
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Quiet Week-End Over
Cleveland And City
Other than the gun-knite battle in
■ little Harlem" it was a quiet week
end in Shelby and over the county.
Sheriff Allen stated today that only
five people were jailed over the
week-end, two on Saturday and
three on Sunday, all on more or le^s
minor charges.
Patrolman GeU
Flock Of Autos
Without Lights
Better watch oat—If Utr
I tnJUlfht on your car U not
burning, the patrolman will
ret yon.
Highway Patrolman G. L.
Allloon came to Shelby Than
day and established head
quarters. The next night,
Friday, he stopped 5T motor
ists and sent them scurrying
lo service stations for tail
light bulbs.
When he sent in his report
Saturday he wondered If
such an active night would
not cause patrol officiate tc
send another patrolman down
to help Hint. "They might get
the idea, judging by that
night's work,” he said, “that
tallllghts are not sold and
used In and about Shelby.”
Hoey Refusal
Leaves Voters
Up In The Air
With "Ideal Candidate” Out Veters
Care Very Little About
Senate Race.
The refusal of Clyde R, Hoey to
enter the race for the United States
senate has left North Carolina vot
ers “up in the air" says the Concord
Tribune.
The Shelby man, considered “the
ideal candidate” by hundreds, says
the Concord editor, would have at
tracted much enthusiasm to the
campaign, but with him out of the
running no great interest will be
shown in the contest.
The Tribune comment follows:
“Decision of Mr. Hoey not to of
fer for the United States senate not
only deprives thousands of persons
of the pleasure of voting lor him,
but for many of them It raises this
perplexing question: "Who to vote
for?”
“In fact there are scores of per
sons right here in Cabarrus county
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June No Longer Months Brides As
September Marriages Continue Gain
New York, Sept. 7.—September,
not June, is the most popular mar
riage month at the "Little Church
Around the Corner," goal of wed
ding-bent couples from all over the
country.
Miss Mary C. Hanlon, church sec
retary, ascribed as the reason for
this the culmination of lnnumer-'
able summer romances. She said
too, the fact that September is the
house hunting and lease renewal;
month had something to do with it.
The banner day of the whole
year, she said, is the Saturday be
fore Labor day. On that day last
year *7 couples were united before
the church’s two altars. And, judg
ing from the number of appoint
ments already made for Saturday,
it probably wtu be the peak day
this year, too.
"The depression is having an ef
feet on marriage," said Miss Han
lon. "But really, with furniture and
apartment prices what they are, It
seems to me it's an ideal time for
any young couple to start out. X
always tell them they're lucky to
be getting married this year."
The peak year, so far, was
reached in 1929, when there were
2,353 ceremonies. Last year the
number dropped to 2,346 and the
eight months of the current year
have averaged about nine couples
fewer than in 1930.
Miss Hanlon emphasised that ap
pointments are required for almost
all weddings, and if the couples are
extremely young their parents are
notified.
By traditions, the Church of the
Transfiguration, which is its real
name, has been known as "A place
where prejudices are forgotten ”
Big Distillery
Raid Staged By
Three Deputies
60-Gal. Copper Still,
Booze Captured
Officer* Also Get Over 1.000 Gal
lens of Beer At Plant In No.
I Township.
The county’s biggest distillery
i>ld of the year was made In
No. S township Saturday mom
Inf by three deputies—John
Hord, Charlie Shepard and
Harvey Harrelson.
The haul constated of a OO-gai
Ion attll, copper In every detail, 2?
gallons of corn whiskey and a lit
tle more than 1.000 gallons ol
beer.
The distillery was located and
raided In the Kiser-Sellers com
munity of the Plonk school house
section, 13 miles or so east of Shel
by
The beer was destroyed and the
whiskey and plant brought to the
sheriff's office here. The still, the
cap and the worm were all made ot
copper and officers declared It to be
the most up-to-date and sanitary
outfits captured In the county ir
many years.
The officers made the capture
after seeing two men coming from
the still location with a five-gallon
demijohn of whiskey. The men
dropped the demijohn and fled
The officers seised the whiskey
then followed the path to the attii
where they found two other five
gallon jugs and two four-gallon
Jugs.
Had the raid been made the
night before it is believed that the
still would have been nabbed while
in full blast as indications were
that a run had just been made
Kings Mtn. Man
Killed By Tram;
Clutches A Card
Wash Soeggina Found Bead Oi»
Troek, Playing Cards Scatter
ed About Body.
'Special to The Star *
Kings Mountain, Sept. 7.—The
body or Wash M. Scoggins. 37-yeai
old resident of the Park Yarn mUl
community, was found about ro
o'clock Saturday night beside the
south bound track of the Southern
railway just at the city limits south
of Kings Mountain.
Coroner Roscoe Lut* of Shelby
viewed the body Saturday night,
and decided that an inquest would
not be necessary unless something
else developed. It was evident that
a train struck Scoggins which
caused a deep wound in his right
side. Ills right arm was also brok
en and he had a number of bruises
According to physicians the wound
in his side would have caused in
stant death. The last time Scoggins
was seen alive he was alone. A
deck of playing cards was found
scattered near the body and the
dead man was clutching one card
in his hand when he was found. He
had $3.83 in money in his pocket.
Scoggins came to Kings Moun
tain about five weeks ago from
Henrietta. He was employed at the
Park Yarn mill. He was said to be
a native of Gaffney, 8. C. He is
survived by his wife and four chil
dren: Mrs. Bonnie Griffin of Wood
ruff, Mrs. May Bell Rupe of Caro
leen and Boyce and Marie Scog
gins of Kings Mountain.
Puneral service was held this aft
ernoon at 3 o’clock at his home in
the Park Yarn community.
John Curry Dies At
Patterson Springs
John Curry, well known farmer
of the Patterson Springs section
died Sunday evening at 7:30 o’clock
and will be buried this afternoon
at 4 o'clock at the Patterson Spring;.
Baptist church of which he was a
member. Mr. Curry was married to
Miss Sallie McSwain who survives
with no children. Funeral services
will be conducted by Rev. J. W.
Davis, assisted by Rev. D. G. Wash
burn.
Squire Moss Has First
Turn Of New Corn
Squire John F. Moss of Waco had
the first “turn” at new crop corn
reported in the county this fall. His
com has matured so that he sent a
quantity to mill on Saturday. It was
ground on the mill of J. M. Putnam
at Waco and Squire Moas had his
first corn bread made from this sea
son's corn crop.
    

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