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.FRIDAY. NOV'. G, 1931 Published Monday, Wednseday an<i Friday Afternoons
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THE MARKET
Cotton, spots .. 6'i to 1c
Cotton Sod. per ton $15,«\)
Hoary Frost Tonight.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report; Fair and colder tonight
"Ith a heavy frost, Saturday fair
with slowly rising temperature.
Kentucky Democratic.
Louisville, Kv., Nov. R.—Kentucky
swept back into Democratic rank*.
In full force in Tuesday's etc. lion.
Ruby I.affoon, 62-year-oid Madison
vllle circuit judge, who was the
Democratic gubernatorial nominee,
led his tick"! to a victory over Wll
iiam B. Harrison, 42, World war
veteran and ReonbMcitn mayor of
t,onisv:lle, by a majolitv that con
tinued to grow as further precincts
were reported. Along with the Dem
•emtlc victories !n ‘he gubernator
ial and other state-wide races came
the usual Democratic large majori
ties In house and senate. Since 1927
the stale has wavered back and
forth. Herbert Hoover in 1928 was
given a 178,000 majority over Al
Smith and the landslide resulted in
all Kentucky congressmen save two
being Republicans.
Edwards Heads
Red Cross Here
Ron Call WUI Br Held Sometime
Between Armistice Day and
- Thanksgiving,
Henry B. Edwards has been nain
ed president of the executive com
mittee of the Red Cross, Cleveland
county chapter and the annual rol
call will be held sometime between
Armistice day and Thanksgiving.
The date will be set later and the
chairman of the roll call drive
named.
Last year this chapter was one
of the few chapters in North Caro
lina to exceed its quota. This year
a quota of 800 members has been
set and all money raised remains af
home for local relief work except
50c from each membership which
goes to national headquarters tc
carry on any relief work that migh*
arise in different pern of the
country.
Other members of the executive i
committee are George Blanton, O
M. Mull, S. A. McMurry, Paul Webb,
Wm. Lineberger, Horace Grigg, B
L. Smith and Lee Br-Weathers. Last
week Mrs. Mary Camp Sprinkle of
High Point, field representative lr
the western part of North Carolina
was in Shelby and went over thf
situation with the local- officials
laying plans for the roll call to be
set during some week between Ar
mistice and Thanksgiving.
Foust Taken Back
To State Prison
Young Car Thief Returned To Com
plete First Term. No Sec
ond Trial.
Instead of being taken before
Judge Walter E. Moore this week
to face the same Jurist for the
;,econd time, Ralph Foust, young
auto thief, was carried back to the
state prison. He was rent back by
city offioers to complete a 10 to 20
year sentence given him in July by
Judge Moore for auto larceny and
store breaking.
Foust escaped from the prison
farm late in September, returned to
Shelby and, officers allege, brore in
the same garage. Failing to get a
car there he entered another gar
age and took away a car, being
captured at Gaffney. After his cap
ture he was held in jail until the
week-end and it was presumed that
he might be tried again, but, in
: tead, he was carried back to pri- j
son.
Mi** McRary To Job j
At Forest City Now
To Manage There. Succeeded Here
By Tennessee
GirL
Miss Ossie McRary, who lias been
assistant manager of the Citizens ]
Finance company office here for
some time, has been transferred to
Forest City where she became man
ager of the Forest City Financ
company office on the first of the
month. Her friends will fce pleased
to hear of the promotion of the
Shelby girl.
She is succeeded in the office
here by Mis.; Brownie M. Coyle, of
johnstoh City, Tenn., an experienc
ed and efficient office worker. Mrs.
Eileen N. Davis remains as the
manager of the Shelby office in the
l.ineberger building,
Mr. Mull Called To
Governor’s Meeting
Hon. O. M. Mull, forme- execu
tive counsellor for Goverr.tr. ^ d
ner and an authority on econon,
prblems. has been asked to meet in
Charlotte Nov. 1.2th at which time
the governors of four states will
meet to consider acreage control in
cotton and tobacco. Mr. Mull is a
practical fanner himself and will
advise with the Governor in the
conference. Each governor will
bring with him several men to take
>~ert in their deliberations
Work On Missing Links Of Road
Between Shelby And Gaffney To
Start Soon, Says Cherokee Men
Will Meet Highy 18
At Line
Cleveland And Cherokee Cltliens
Appear Before Board And Ask
Completion of Hoad.
Gaffney, Nov. 6. -In monthly
session Tuesday the Chcroktc coun
ty commissioners promised a dele
gation of citizens appearing before
the board to resume grading the
Gaffney-Shelby highway about the
first of January.
The delegation appearing In the
interests of the Shelby road was one
Of the largest that has gone before
the commissioners in some time,
and included citizens from Shelby,
Cleveland county, and from the
Cherokee county territory served by
the route.
The route will connect * surlaced
highway running south from Shel
by to the Cleveland-Cherokee coun
ty line with the Stacy Ferry road
at Broad river, five miles out from
Gaffney.
Cherokee county graded a portion
of the route more than a year ago
but the road forces were moved to
other parts of the county to make
necessary repairs and improvements
at other points.
Members of the delegation ap
pearing Tuesday called attention to
a reported agreement made before
the first work was started between
the highway departments of North
and South Carolina for surfacing the
route if Cherokee county graded
the section between Gaffney and
the state line. North Carolina car
ried out its bargain by surfacing a
new roads to the county line. It is'
with this route that the advocates
of the project desire a connection.
Sherman Quinn presented the
matter to the commissioners for
Cherokee county citizens living
along the route. Senator W. C
Hamrick spoke in favor of comple
tion of the road. Be read corres
pondence between himself and O
M. Mull, of Shelby, law partner of
Governor O. Max Gardner, and be
tween Mr, Mull and Charles O
Hearon, of Spartanburg, chairman
of the South Carolina highway
commission, with reference to the
road. J. N. Lipscomb, president oi
the Victor Cotton Oil company, who
was a member of the board of com
missioners at the time the agree
ment was made, urged that the nr-,
rangement be observed. C. L. Chan
dler, superintendent of the Gaffney
Manufacturing company, J. W
Kennetth, T. E. Meetze and others
spoke in favor of the early comple
tion of the highway.
Representative Jeff D. Parri?,
member of the legislative delega
tion, advised the commissioners to
obtain a written agreement with
the state highway department U
the effect that the road will be sur
faced before proceeding with the
grading.
Shelby Highs Play
Lowell Here Today
Tiie Shelby high football eleven
is playing Lowell at the city park
here this afternoon. The game Is
scheduled to start at 3:45. .
150 Bales Cotton
Burning Today
Fifty bales of cotton were
burning this afternoon at the
home of Mrs. W. I. Spurl
ing near Waco. It is thought
the 50 bales are a total loss.
In the lot when the fire
caught were 70 or more bales,
but fully 20 were rolled to
safety.
It is understood wheat and
cotton seed were also burned.
Neighbors were left fighting
the fire after the city fire
truck exhausted its chemical
tanks.
District Masonic
Meeting Here 14th
Grand Master And Grand Jteere
tary Both Scheduled For
Addresses.
J Walter Lee, district deputy
grand master, calls attention to the
Masonic district meeting to be held
in Shelby on Saturday November
14 at which time two state officers
of the Masonic fraternity will visit
Shelly and address the visitors.
The session will be held in the
Masonic Temple building beginning
at 4 o’clock in tire afternoon and
again that evening, beginning at
7:30 o’clock. Special music will be
furnished at each program, together
with refreshments. This district
comprises Cleveland county lodges,
nine in number ana it Is urged that
all Masons be present.
Grand Master John H. Anderson
of Raleigh will speak in the after
noon at 4 o'clock and Grand Maste'
K. W. Winbome of Marion will
speak In the evening.
County Teachers To
Meet Saturday 14th
Praftkatty All Rural Schools Nov
Operating. Colored Open
16th.
The llrst county-wide meeting of
Cleveland county school teachers
will be held at the Shelby Central
school auditorium Saturday, Nov
ember 14, It was announced today
by County Superintendent J. H.
Grlgg. The meeting will open at 10
o’clock In the morning.
Practically all of the rural schools
of the county are li, operation now
after closing for cotton picking.
Three or four small six-months and
the negro school.", however have
not reopened.
All the negro schools will resume
work on Monday. November 16, it
was decided at the meeting of the
county board of education this
week. Except to hear requests for
minor repairs to rural school build
ings and to survey the customary
routine work the education board
transacted no business of Import
ance at their session.
Governor Keeps Politics Out Of
Farm Relief Conference Program
Four Governors Will Take Heed Of
Best Agricultural Advice
At Meet.
(Special to The Star.)
Raleigh, Nov. 6.—Citizens of the
state who have been inclined to be
critical and question the wisdom ol
the conference Governor Gardner
has called of the governors of Vir
ginia. South Carolina and Georgia
to be held in Charlotte, November
12, relatives to the agricultural sit
uation in the four states, are now
falling in with the purpose and feel
that good can be accomplished as
a result.
Georgia particularly, and Soutn
Carolina, if they reduce cotton
acreage by law or moral persuasion
will have to turn to some other crop
or crops to take the place of cot
ton, and tobacco is the moot nat
ural crop for both of them. The
conference, it is pointed out may
-csult in some uniform plan, prob
< jly reduction by “moral suasion”!
in'tobacco acreage, and, if the other
states agree to such a plan, it would
be equiable and just for the tobac
co growing states. Unless the gov
ernors and agricultural leaders of
those two states fall in with this
plan, it could readily be a case ot
North Carolina curtailing, while the
other states could as readily in ere as->
tobacco acreage, thus resulting in
no real reduction.
Agreement of the four governors
and the agricultural leaders to use
the influence of their office..-,
through help from bankers, time
merchants and local agricultural
agents, it is stated, would be more
effective than a low reducing acre
age. Such a law would be in tho
hands of local officers and oi no
more force than the citizenship of
a given community demands.
Movements have been started in
eastern North Carolina and com
municated to Governor Gardner by
E. P. Bartlett, secretary of the
Eastern Carolina chamber of com
merce, to have named Senator W.
G. Clark. Tarboro, tirr" merchant,
and M. K. Blount, Greenville, as
members of the conference group
This, it is shown, Is contrary to the
announced personnel of the groups
which have been announced as ag
ricultural leaders. The commission
er.of agriculture, a dea ofr head oi
the agricultural school and one or
two tobacco or cotton growers have
been considered proper persons for
the conference. While the effort
are to make it an agricultural meet,
lng, the suggestions tend to lend it
a political cast and politics is w'na'
Governor Gardner wants most to
avoid.
i I Times Wed
; Cupid is kept busy by - this rhtaa
pionship bride of the little lumber
and oil town of Crania, La. She
has been married 11 times and has
: just sent her eleventh husband an
his way. She’s financially independ
; ent and says she is not dis-iUns>
loned as regards matrimony. Her
full name would be Mrs. Caroline !
| McDonald - Wader - Bronson -
| Chevalier - Burgess - Gardner -
White - Luigi - Hatfield - Willis -
; I'asrhal.
Piggly Stores And
Blanton Continue
In Receivership
Bumixvs Continued At AIJ Stores
Under Receivership To Work
Out Trouble*.
A. Blanton Grocery Co . whole'
sale grocers with stores at Shelby
and Marion and the Western North
Carolina Piggly Wiggly corporation
with retail atones in eight towns In
the wectejjj part oi thsaaUO;,
placefd !ii recaiverahip on October
31. but are operating under the re
ceivership in the hope of working
out of financial trouble to the be-.c
advantage possible.
Stores Keep Open ,
J l>. Blanton and R. L. Morris,
| of Marion, were named ns tempor
j ary receivers and directed and au
: thorized to keep business in opera -
i tion pending orders on November
' 19 to make the receivership per—
i nianent.
Tlie receivership course became
necessary in order to conserve the
assets of the company without pre
i ference. Suits were pending and
1 judgments were about to be taken
; against the Piggly Wiggly corpora
| tion. if pennitted, would have aom
'plicated orderly liquidation, it Is
I stated.
Reflects Asheville Trouble
It is understood the A. Blanton
| Grooery company, wholesalers, were
I in good financial condition until
1 this company whose officers are
(also officers in the Piggly Wiggly
j corporation, endorsed paper of the
! retail system of grocery stores. The
j Pigfly Wiggly Co. owned and opev
! atea niqe retail units in Asheville
I where business has suffered because
of bank failures. There has been a
big loss to the stores because oi
mark-downs in the price of mer
chandise in the face of high priced
leases on store rooms.
Recently, two stores were dls
| continued in Gatsonia and several
! in Asheville which it is thought will
j aid the receivers in working out of
| financial troubles to the best ad
I vantage of the stockholders and th»
| creditors.
Both wholesale houses in Shelby
! and Marion and all of the Piggly
Wiggly stores now operating in the
district covered by its franchise ere
ctill operating under the receiver
ship.
Twitty Justice Dies,
Funeral On Tuesday
Aged Man Succumbs At Hume Of
His Nephew, Claude Weathers,
At Age 79.
Twitly Justice, age 79 years, died
this morning at the home of his
nephew, Claude Weathers, on North
Washington street where he had
been living for a number of years.
Mr. Justice had been seriously slc.t
for a week or moreT His wife died
' about foi and he is the
| last of the family, leaving no chi!
, dren, brothers or sisters.
The funeral will be held Saturday
j morning at 10 o’clock from the res:
; dence of Mr Weathers, services to
be conducted by Rev. L. B. Haye>
! Interment will be in the cemetery
I at Pleasant Grove Baptist church
} at •'Beam MOV
Cleveland Has
Big Percentage
Of Illiterates
9.8% Of Population
Illiterate
Itinerary Heavier Among Negroes.
Forty-Eight Counties Rank
Higher.
I -
l leveland county with a to
tal population of 51.914 people,
of which 37,944 are ten years
of age or older, had 3,724 11- i
literates in 1930, according to
census figures assembled by
State School Facts.
. The percentage of Illiteracy In
the county la 9.8, placing the eoun- j
ty as 49th.
Most Negroes.
- Of the total number of tlifterat-j
es 1.820, or 6.2 percent, are white, j
and 1 904. or 221 percent, are ne
groes.
Shelby with a population of 10,- J
71S-. of which 8,136 are 10 years of |
age or older, has 622 illiterates,:
which is a percentage of 7.6. Eleven
other North Carolina cities over j
10,000 in population have a higher
percentage of illiteracy. Of the total
Illiterates in the city 338. or 5.2 per
cent, are white, and 284, or 17.5 per
cent, are negroes.
Catawba, Lincoln. Rutherford,
and Gaston, neighboring counties,
have a smaller ratio of Illiteracy
than Cleveland, largely due to the'
fact that many colored people mi
grated to this county a decade ago
when Cleveland became an out
standing cotton-producing county.
Small Decrease.
*,Tlie small decrease In number
i of Illiterates in North Carolina dur
ing the past 10 years Indicates
that. something more definite
should be done about this problem
during the present decade," writes
Dr A. T, Allen, State auperintend
i ent of public Instruction, in the cur
i rem issue of State School Facts.
I ISO. be points out, "them
[were 841.603 illiterates: in 1980
there were 236,281. One out of every
10 persons 10 years of age and over
is illiterate." Stating that effort* to
wipe out illiteracy have not been
enough to make a showing in the
State, and noting that the illiter
acy rate is much lower in cities
than in rural areas, due to better
public schools for 30 years, he sug
gests as a means of eradicating Il
literacy :
Remedy.
First: To build up and strengthen
the present rural school system by
providing an opportunity In all dis
tricts, as to school term and train
ing of teachers, equal to that of
fered by the larger school centers:
second: By adult classes to reduce
the present number of illiterates
beyond school age by teaching them
to read and write."
North Carolina takes fifth place
from the bottom In Illiteracy rank
among 18 so-classed Southern
states, only. South Carolina, Louis
iana, Mississippi and Alabama, in
the order named, being below.
North Carolina reduced her illiter
ates from 13.1 ppr cent in 1920 to
10 per cent in 1930, however. Of the
state’s 3,170,275 population, 2,353- i
014 were 10 years old and over In
1930. Of these 236.261, or 10 per
cent, were Illiterate. White illiter
ates numbered 93,822, or 5,6 per
cent: negro illiterates 139,105, or
20.6 per cent, and Illiterates of oth
er races, largely Indian, 3.334, or
29.6 per cent.
Little Miss Whitener
Tells Of Red Cross
South Shelby School Girl Delights
And Informs Kiwants
Members.
Little Miss Louise Whitener, just
entering the 'teen age and a student
in South Shelby school, delighted
and informed the Kiwanis club last
night with her ten minute speech
on the Junior Red Cross. Little
Mis* Whitener whose father. P. E.
Whitener, is an oversder in the Lily
Mill, made quite a hit last year at
the Junior Red Cross meeting in
Charlotte and has promise of an In
vitation to deliver her message in
Washington, D. C.
She is pretty, bright and com
posed in her manner. Her speech Is
a review of the Junior RR1 Cross
what it stands for and how it has
contributed funds from the Soutn
Shelby school to relief work, during
the Florida storm, Mississippi flood
drought sufferers, etc-, how it en
courages unselfishness among chil
dren at home and in school, ao
minizters to the sick and shut-ins
and encourages its members to grow
into better citixenshlo.
He Didn’t Need These Votes
Even u A. Harry Moore and Mrs. Moore cut their ballot., u shown
.ut Jersey City, N. J.. in their State's Gubernatorial election, hr was'on :
hta way. to becoming New Jersey’s Governor^Tor the second time. \
landslide of Democratic rotes put him into office over David Baird. Jr.
his Republican opponent. The avalanche of ballots for Moore put Nr*
Jersey in the Democratic column by the heaviest vote In many rears.
Expect Large Throng
For Armistice Event
Veto Work Oat Final Detail* For
Fairground Fragrant Hare On
Wednesday.
With arrangements all made to
accommodate what It U believed
will be one of the largest crowds
ever to assemble at the Cleveland
Comity Fairgrounds at the Armis
tice Day celebration Wednesday,
the legion committee In charge of
arrangements has settled down to
perfecting all details in order that
the program may be carried cmt in
fast and snappy order.
Bicycles, dogs, mules, horses and
anipmobtle* re#4y to go. Oh let
Mack Poston 1$ In charge of park
ing arrangements and promises that
placing of cars will be carried out
in orderly fashion so that all jams
may be eliminated. The fox and the
rabbit, expected to excite the dogs
but little less than the spectators,
have been arranged for, and hut lit
tle Is now left for the committee to
do. However, a meeting will be held
Friday night, November 6, at Pey
ton McSwaln's law office, to per
fect final details.
Drivers of Fords expected to take
part in the race and bicycle riders
(limited to boys under 1« years of
age, are asked to come to the Fair
grounds Monday afternoon at 3
o’clock to get used to the track.
Fatlure to be present for the prac
tice, however, will not eliminate
anyone. Arrangements have simply
been made for this practice to fa
miliarize contestants with the track.
Owners and riders of mules and
horses are expected to have their
tryouts Tuesday afternoon.
Major Kobt. B. Bablngton, head
of the Orthopaedic hospital at Gas
tonia, was a Shelby visitor yester
day.
Legion Auxiliary
Aiding In Program
l.iulir*. To Serve Meals And Re
freshments At Armistice Day
Program.
For those people who would like
to make a holiday of It Armistice
day members of the American Le
gion auxiliary, headed by Mrs. T.
B. Gold, have arranged to serve a
delicious hot plate lunch at the fair
grounds from 12:30 until 2 o'clock
Since the gates will be opened at
18 o'clock-It lx believed matff peo
ple will go to the fairgrounds for
lunch. In addition to the regular
lunch, sandwiches, etc., will be serv
ed during the entire program.
The auxiliary will also provide re
freshments during ‘he street dance
to be held In front of the Masonic
Temple Wednesday night.
Members of the legion are receiv
ing the enthusiastic support of the
auxiliary In this effort to make the
coming winter a little more lenient
on those who have been affected by
the depression. This support, of
course, comes a« no surprise to the
people of Shelby nor to ex-service
men of the county for the auxiliary
has always co-operated to the full
est extent with the legion in all of
its programs and the benefit pro
gram for charity naturally has more
than usual appeal to women.
Banks And B. And L.
To Close Wednesday
All local banks and building and
loan associations will be closed on
next Wednesday In observance of
Armistice day, it was anounced to
day by officials of these institu
tions.
North Carolina Only State Which
Guarantees Teachers Full Salary
Teaching Conditions Not Ideal But
Better Than In Some
Other States.
1 Special to The Star.)
Raleigh. Nov. 6.—North Carolina
is the only state in the Union which
has guaranteed to its school teach
ers lull salary for the constitu
tional school term, in addition to
aiding in salary payments for the
extended term, according to State
Superintendent of Public Instruc
tion A. T. Allen.
Moreover, even though in many
cases, the great majority of them,
the local officials have reduced sal
aries up to the 10 per cent allowed
by the 1931 general assembly action,
the reductions of salaries will still
hold them, in the aggregate, to a
point equal to or above the amount
paid last year, when in numbers ol
counties and school districts the
teachers were not paid for theii
services, in some cases, up to two or
three or even four months, it has
been estimated
But the guarantee oi salaries at
which they contract to teach is no:
the usual thing, and ir. many states,
in which schools are operated al
most or entirely locally, tfee salarie.
have not been paid, many for tile
last school year and more for this
school year It is stated. Dr Allen
reports that numbers of schools in
middle western states, particularly,
have been closing and probably will
remain closed most of the year for
lack of 'funds.
Even with the 15-cent advances
tax on property. North Carolina is
now giving a greater percentage of
state support to its schools than any
other state. Dr. Allen stated on in
formation and belief.
This condition is probably one
that even teachers of the state have
not completely realized, and prob
ably is one of the reason why two
or three out-of-state speakers at
teachers meetings have advised
them to quit finding fault with thei:
salary arrangements, in other words
“beefing," and get down to their
duties as teachers. They have had
pointed out to them that their con
dition, while probably not ideal, Is
much better than the average and
is about equal to the best that can
be found in any of the states.
Such advice is expected to have
a very desirable effect when ft
reaches down to the individual
teachers, many of whom have as
sumed the position that they have
been “piehed on” and are not get
ting their dues. Comparison with
conditions of other teachers in
other states shows they are in gooc
shape
Another ‘Rape’
Case Tossed Oat
In Court Here
Girl Cannot Identify
Two Negroes
FOUND GUILTY
At S o'clock thl* afternoon,
aft** three Ilnurs deliberation,
a superior court Jury returned
a verdict of guilty against
Carl liatchell In all three
counts—aiding and abetting In
breaking and entering, larecny,
and receiving stolen ciga
rette*. Judgment was not Im
mediately passed.
Superior court was speeding along
in ite fifth day on Uie criojipa!
docket here this afternoon. .
.Solicitor Spurgeon Spurting vrei
hopeful today that the criminal
docket could be completed Saturoay
so that the court might get on the
civil calendar Monday, but tills was
doubtful. About 15 cases remain to
be di, posed of and barristers think
it will be necessary for-Judge Moore
to hear some criminal cases next
week.
End Rape Affair.
| Tlie attempted rape charges
against James and Javan Thomp
son. young negroes of the Boiling
Springs section, was thrown out of
court yesterday by Judge Moore.
The original charge was that the
two negroes attempted to attack g
15-year-old white girl In that sec
tion as .she made a trip to the mail
box. In court the girl could not say
that the two negroes were the ones
she alleged tried to get her into
the woods. A verdict of not guilty
was promptly ordered. Side infor
mation disclosed that the girl her
self has faced or is facing moral de
linquency charges and may later be
entered in ah Institution. The al
leged attempt, which caused con
siderable stir at the time, too place
on August 3, and the negroes, freed
ywterday, hare been in Jail shi<*
a period of about three months.
Cigarette Case.
A big portion of the day yester
day and today was taken up in the
cigarette larceny cases in which
Carl Hatched is the defendant. At
[ a previous term of court three ne
igroes were convicted of breaking in
j the A, Blanton wholesale grocery
house and taking a large quantity of
cigarettes. Since then officers have
been working on the case and at
this session the negroes, one or two
or them, at least, testified that
Hatched, well known race horse
owtier and driver, had paid them a
certain price for the ciragettes
known in the underworld lingo as
"hot cigs.” At previous trials the
negroes told two different storks
about the matter, and these vary
ing versions by the negroes was em
phasized in the defense. A complete
denial was made by Hatchell and
corroborating evidence was intro
duced to prove him elsewhere, wit
nesses' testifying that on one of the
specific nights mentioned in the
prosecution that he had taken Mrs.
Gene Gamble to Charlotte where a.
son had been killed. There wer-i
[three charges against the defend
ant-breaking and entering, aiding
and abetting;, and receiving stolen
goods. Judge Moore in his charge
to the jury just before noon de
clared that either of four verdicts
could be returned: not guilty, guilt?
of breaking and entering by insti
gation, guilty of aiding and abet
ting larceny, or guilty of receiving
stolen goods. The case has been
hard fought Rnd has attracted the
largest crowd of the court term.
Attorney D. Z. Newton aided Solici
tor 8purling in the prosecution arid
the defendant was represented by
Attorneys B. T. Falls and Clyde R.
Hoey.
In another case, in which there
was some interest, Ben Pool was ac
quitted of a larceny charge. The al
legation was that he took around
$57 from some of his companions hi
a drinking affair in the Fallston
section some time ago. At a previous
court the case ended in a mistrial.
Pool was represented by Attorney
Horace Kennedy.
Grand Jury Gives
Report Of Praise
—
I The report of the Superior court
grand jury, made to Judge Walter
E. Moore, yesterday, was as a whole
complimentary to the upkeep of
'county Institutions.
! The report, signed by C. M. Ham
rick, ioremars, said the county home
was to excellent condition." the in
mates being well cared for. 5oti
the convict camp and county jail
were listed as being to “good con
dition” and the inmates well fed.
The court house was rated as to
foirlv <w*i condltton.’*
    

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