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lair Saturday.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Generally fair tonight and
Saturday except probable showers
• Saturday in extreme north portion
Slightly warmer in South tonight.
Cooler In north Saturday.
Cotton Boost.
Washington. Nov. 13.—Whirlin';
spindles in England and China give
promise of reducing America’s big
cotton surplus. Mill activities in the
two countries have entered upon a
decided upward trend, induced bv
Great Britain’s abandonment of the
gold standard and the Manchurian
crisis. The one has enabled the
English manufacturer to sell his
products more cheaply abroad and
the other has served to increase de
mand for raw materials. Looking
over recent developments, Chairman
Stone of the farm board yesterday
found evidence of improved condi
tions throughout the world in cot
ton milling which he said showed a
tendency back toward normal oper
ations.
Masons To Hold
Session Saturday
AH Lodges In This Section To At
tend Meeting. Grand Master
Is Coming.
One of the largest Masonic meet-!
ings ever held in Shelby Is sched- ;
uled to take place here tomorrow
Saturday, afternoon and evening.
It is a district meeting and Ma
sons from all lodges in this county
and surrounding section will attend.
Officers Coming.
Several of the highest Masonic ,
officers in North Carolina plan to
be here for the meetings to be held
in the Blue Lodge room of the Ma
sonic temple. Among them are J.
W. Wilbourne, of Marion, grand
master of the grand lodge in the
state; John Anderson, grand secre- i
'■ary of the grand lodge, and J. W
Lee, district deputy grand master.
The first session will be held at
3 in the afternoon, and -will be ad
dressed by Mr. Anderson. Grand
Master Wilbourne will speak at the
evening session. Prior to the busi
ness session in the evening the
Methodist vested choir will sing.
Armistice Program
Helps Charity $200
^ Crowds Attending Legion Program,
However, Enjoy Events.
Winners Listed.
Approximately $200 was raised for j
* charity by the program given At-!
mistioe day at the iairgrounds by
the Warren F. Hoyle post of the
American Legion. The attendance
of people from Shelby was disap
pointing to members of the legion.
However, the people of the county
showed up in large numbers.
An interesting program of events
was given and the crowd apparent
' ly enjoyed each one of them. There
was notion during the whole after
noon, one attraction following the
other in rapid fire order.
The celebration was ended with I
a big street dance in front of the I
Masonic temple, on South Washing
ton street, one of the largest crowds
in Shelby recently gathering to
watch the dancers.
In addition to the regular pro
gram of races, a football game ber |
tween Shelby and Kings Mountain j
- junior teams, won Ry Shelby, 39 to j
0, attracted much attention, as did i
the two boxing bouts and the battle!
royal.
Winners in the various events fol-;
low:
Bicycle race: First, Orin Smith;
second, Wade Vaughn; Ralph
Short.
Fast mule race; first. Lawrence
Hord; second, Chas. Wallace ;third,
*• Sam Beam.
Slow mule race: first, Hugh Peel
er; second, J. M. Hord, third. J. R. .
Putnam .
Small pony race: first, Buford'
Cline; second, J. F. Blggers; third I
Billie Allen.
Horse race: first, Jessie Yarbor
ough; second, Randolph Yarbor
ough: third, Sam Beam.
Beagle race: Drum, owned by
Charles Austell.
Grayehound race: tie between
Rockaway, owned by George John
son, and Red Streak, owned by
Sheriff Allen.
* Ford T race; first, J. M. Ingram;
second, John Self; third, P. F. Rid
die.
The fox hound race was not com
pleted on account of mechanical
trouble with the track and the fox
was finally turned loose for a regu
lar fox chase.
, Mrs. Wells Is Sick .
From Recent Stroke
Hews from the bedside of Mrs
• •aura Wells who suffered a stroke
nt paralysis Wednesday In the yard
at her home on West Marion street
't that 3he Is still unconscious and
has no use of her body. She is in
a state of coma and breathing hard,
with little hope of her holding out
’ong
Auto Of Shelby
Man Hits, Kills
Lincoln Citizen
C. B. Irick Will Get
Trial Monday
Local Filling Station Operator Gets!
$3,500 Rond In Charges
Against Him.
Cornelias B. Irick. filling station j
operator, of neat Shelby, was re-1
leased from the Lincoln county Jail i
Thursday under a $3,500 bond.)
charged with manslaughter anti |
being a hit-and-run driver in con
nection with the death of Connie
P. Eaker, 25-year-old Lincoln coun
ty farmer and school teacher, in |
North Brook township of Lincoln'
county Armistice day.
Baker's nephew, Billy Beam, age ■
three, was in the road when Eaker j
saw a car approaching. In an ef-;
fort to save the child's life he was
hit by the car and suffered a brok
en neck. The child suffered a Irac-!
tured skull, but Lincolnton physt- \
cians say his chance for recovery l
good.
Eaker is survived by his wife, his i
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. A Eaker. I
four brothers, Fred Eaker of Gas
tonia, Russell, J C. and Cone Eaker.'
all of Lincoln county.
Funeral services were conducted |
today from Bess’ Chapel.
He received his education at
Weaver college and had taugh* two
years in Lincoln county.
Preliminary hearing for Irick will!
be held Monday morning in L :ii
colnton recorder’s court.
Lincolnton, Nov. 13.—Connie j
Eakers, 23, prominept Lincoln coun
ty farmer, was instantly killed late
Wednesday afternoon when he
dashed onto a county road *n an
effort to save his three-year-old
nephew from being struck by an au
tomobile.
The child. Billie Beam, sop of
Mr. and Mrs, Floyd Beam, was
critically injured. He was carried to
the Lincoln ton hospital.
C. B. Irick. 40-year-old man who
has operated a filling station on the
Shelby-Lincolnton highway, just
out of Shelby for several years, was
arrested.
Irick was arrested at his home in i
Cleveland county by Sheriff 1. M, i
Allen of Cleveland, who declared
Irick told him he did not know he
killed anyone.
The accident took place in North
Brook township in Lincoln county,
a short distance from the Gaston
county line.
Coroner Warlick quoted witnesses
as saying that Eakers saw his
nephew in the road and ran out to
him. carrying him across the road
safely, only to be struck by the au
tomobile, which had swerved to the
right as it approached them
Sheriff Allen said Irick told him
he drove up into a man's yard in an
effort to avoid striking them, and
did not think that he did.
The sheriff quoted Irick as say
ing that he went on until a wom
an flagged him and told him there
had been an . accident. Mr Allen
said Irick told him he went back,
but that he was told the injured
had been carried away. The sheriff
quoted Irick as saying that he then
tended to some business and went
home
"AROUND OUR TOWN
JUNIOR” ARRIVES TODAY
"Around* Our Town.” Junior ar
rived this afternoon at the L“73y
hospital. It Is a husky youngster,
born to Mr. and Mrs, Renn Drum
to add another member to The
Star family. Mr. Drum is local edi
tor of The Star and Mrs. Drum,
social editor. *Both parents are do
ing as well as could be expected
over the arrival of their first born.
357 Students Make Honor Roll In
Shelby Schools; Eighth Grade Leads
Ninety-two High School Students
On Honor Roll for Second
Month Here.
A total of 357 students attained
honor roll distinction in the Shelby
school system for the second school
month, according to the monthly re
port made public this week by Supt.
B. L. Smith and the faculty.
Ninety-two of the honor roll stu
dents were high school pupils. The,
freshman class led in number of
honor students with 28, The jun
iors came next with 25; the ninth
grade had 22 and the senior class
17
In the grammar grade division,
Marion school led with 72 on the
[roll. Jefferson was second with 49.
South Shelby had 45, Graham 39,
Washington 34. and Lafayette 26.
High School.
i Seniors—Drusilla Beach, Eva Ed
wards, Louise Miller, Ray Brown,
Herman Best, James Byers, Herman
Hamrick, Torrey Tyner Paul Wray,
Isabel Armour, Sara Louise Falls,
Edwina Gidney, Bernice Houser,
Mildred Laughridge, Madge Putnain
Mary Sue Thompson, Ethe! White.
Juniors—Loris Dover, Richard
LeGrand, Colbert McKnight, Caleb
McSwain, Ed Post Jr., Laura Mae
Borders, Rachel Connor, Maxine
Connor, Margaret Ford. Aileen
Jones, Annie Ray Jones. Helen
Miller, Hazel Putnam, Edna Rob
erts, Jean Moore Thompson. Esta
Tyner, Elizabeth Wallace Lucille.
Whisuant, Margaret Bridges- Annie
Ruth Dellinger, Margaret Lee,
Stacy Duncan, Janet Morrison, Ed
na Stanton, Elsie Whitener,
Ninth grade—Paul Bu’Jington,
Walter Fanning, Ralph Green, Kif
fin Hayes, J. M. Vaughn Jr.. Veva ‘
Armour. Louise Austell, Ruth 1
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Cleveland Leads State In Ginning
By 11,182 Bales; Robeson Second
Up to November 1, Clevclana
county had ginned 11,182 bales
more than Robeson county, the
second largest cotton county in the
state. Robeson's ginning was 40.070
bales against Cleveland's 51,252.
Johnston county was third with
36.670 bales, Sampson with 29,573
bales was fourth, and Harnett fifth
with 26,923
This county's ginning to the first
of the month was 232 bales ahead
of thr combined ginning of the
four neighboring counties of Ca
tawba, Gaston, Ltncoln and Ruth
erford.
Catawba had ginned 11,207 bale;
Gaston 8,248. Lincoln 16,148 and
Rutherford 15,417 for a total ot
51,020 bales.
In the state as a whole the gin
ning to the first was 7,937 bales
ahead of that to the same date last
year.
Warrants Out For Patrol Official
At Rutherfordton Following Fight
And Trouble With Citizens There
Report Says That
State Patrolman
May Leave Shelby
Alleged "Lack Of Cooperation"
Blamed, Said. Jury Freed
Arrested Man.
It was reported among local of
ficers this week that State Highway
Patrolman G. L. Allison may be
moved away from Shelby by offic
ials of the patrol. Allison was sent
to Shelby as his headquarters some
time ago when the size of the force
was increased and a patrolman al
lotted to each city of 10,000.
Police Chief McBride Poston
stated that a patrol lieutenant told
him several days ago that he might
move the local patrolman elsewhere
because of “a lack of cooperation.
Just what was meant by this state
ment the Shelby chief did not
know, but he recalled that a man
arrested some weeks back by the
patrolman on a driving drunk
charge was acquitted by a county
court jury after two mistrials.
"Perhaps,” the officer said, “that
was hot what was referred to. for
If all of us officers became discour
aged when a court case went against
us, we would stay that way a lot ot
the time." Patrolman Allison has
made many friends during his stay
in Shelby and has on several oc
casions been praised for his work
The only disagreement that has
arisen locally, so far as is known,
was about the enforcing of parking
regulations during the county fair,
but this developed from a misunder
standing as it was explained later
that patrolmen were only carrying
out orders given them by officials,
report about the patrolman being j
moved elsewhere, "to counties that!
want him," has caused some to won- '
der if the regulations of the patrol
will permit the change as cities of
Shelby’s size are entitled to patrol
men under the allotment plan
Special Service At
Sandy Plains, Nov. 16
Next Monday and Tuesday nigh'
November 16 and 17 Sandy Plains
Baptist church will hold special
services to which everybody is in
vited to come and the members of
the church are urged to attend. The
special meeting will be in the inter
est of the local church as well as
the Kingdom at large. Dr. Zeno
Wall, pastor of the First Baptist
church will speak at one of the
services and others will be on the
program. Let us please fill the house
of the Lord for these two services.
W'. A. Elam, Pftstor.
Lieut. Beck Is Charged. Much Feel
ing In Futherfordton Over
Affair.
Rutherfordton, Nov. 13,—Three
warrants were served by Sheriff Mc
Farland yesterday on Lieut. R. H.
Beck, of Marion, commander of di
vision E, state highway patrol, who
has charge of 22 western North
Carolina counties,.
One charges him with cursing and
tfeing boisterous language on the
streets here and was signed by C.
Lee Biggerstaff, fire chief and sec
retary-treasurer of Rutherfordton,
while two other warrants signed by
George R. Hodge charged the lieu
tenant with parking within three
feet of a fire plug in Rutherfordton
yesterday and of assault on affiant
while acting as special policeman.
The trouble started Wednesday
night when Beck parked his car
near the fire plug and Hodge ask
ed him to move it. It is alleged that
Beck cursed Hodge, followed him on
the street and later struck him.
This morning after the warrants
were served Beck told Chief of Po
lice S. E. Waldrop "that he would
1 whip the whole rt—.— fire depart
ment."
Goes To City Hall.
At noon Thursday Lieutenant
Beck, accompanied by Patrolman
Allison and one other patrolman,
whose name could not be learned
here went to the city hall and talk
ed with Biggerstaff.
Beck Is alleged to have cursed
Biggerstaff and a fight followed in
the city hall. One patrolman, see
ing Postmaster John Williams ap
proaching, slammed the door and
kept Williams out, it was said. Chief
Waldrop, Charles McFarland and
Wiliams hurriedly rushed into the
city hall through another door and
parted Biggerstaff and Beck.
Beck was telephoned Thursday
afternoon at Marion and asked the
name of the other patrolman, but
he refused to give it.
Feeling is running high here on
account of the conduct of the pa
trolmen and Beck. It has been the
chief topic of discussion on the
streets.
Council Meets.
The town council met in special
session yesterday afternoon and
adopted resolutions asking the state
highway commission and Governor
Gardner to carefully investigate the
charges and, if found correct, tc
remove the lieutenant and two pa
trolmen. Copies of the resolution
Were forwarded to Raleigh this aft
ernoon.
Appeal In Sander*
Case Lost In S. C.
Husband Of Shelby Woman Killed
In Sensational Affair. No New
Trial.
Columbia, S. C.. Nov. 13.—The
state supreme court yesterday de
nied A. Frank Pridmore, Greenville
county supervisor, a new trial in
his appeal from a three-year sen
tence for manslaughter and upheld
Governor Blackwood in his order
removing Pridmore from office.
The opinions bring to an end the
long fight of Pridmore to escape
a prison sentence for Killing Nick
Sanders, road supervisor, only July
9, 1930, and to evade the governor's
order removing him from office for
“misconduct and persistent neglect
of duty.”
The shooting of Sanders was one
of the most sensational in the his
tory of Greenvile county. Pridmore
attempted to drive over a newly
worked stretch of highway. Sanders
stopped him and In the argument
that followed Sanders was fatally
shot, Pridmore claimed self de
fense
Mrs. Sanders, widow of the slain
man, now resides in Shelby and op ■
prates the Courtview hotel
Education Gets i
For Present Ills
Dr. Cook Is Speaker
At Meet Here
Civic Clob Members And School
Faculty Hear Dr. Cook, Presi
dent N. C. E. A.
One hundred and *eventy-flv»
members of the Rotary, KI wants
and Lions clubs and members of
the faculty of the Shelby Public
schools heard Dr. John H Cook
head of the department of educa
tion of the North Carolina College
for Women and president of the N.
C. Education association, present
convincing argument that education!
will cure the economic ills of this
or any other country’.
McSwain Speaks.
This is education week through
out the nation and with Judge
Maurice Weathers presiding, Hon
Peyton McSwain commander of the
American Legion explained the ori
gin of education week as having Its
conception with the American le
gion whicli knows no creed, no class
no race, but is a band of patriots!
standing together for God anti
country and opposed to illiteracy
and crime. He declared an alarming
per cent of the boys called to .serve
their country In the last war were
illiterate and in order to overcome
this situation the American legion
conceived the idea of education
week to promote the cause of edu
cation.
The presiding officer, Judge
Weathers stated that an average
of 200 cases are tried each week be
fore him and that not more than
ten per cent of the criminals have
had as much as a common school
education.
Boost
Local Greetings.
Greetings from the teachers were
extended in choice language by
Miss Lucile JMulholland who point
ed out the inter-dependence of
schools and business and strongly
advocated vocational guidance in
the public schools to direct the
young in chostng their life’s work.
This is important not only to the
Child, hut to society, said Miss
Mulholland.
Speaking for the pa rent-teacher
associations, Mrs. Earl Hamrick
called attention to the fact that
these associations had supplement
ed the school fund to the amount
of $3,000 last year and are working
hand in hand with the teachers and
the taxpayers in the cause of edu
cation.
Depression Aids Education
Dr. Cook defined a politician os
one who gives the people what tTTey
want; a statesman as a man who
gives the people what they need
and a politician-statesman as one
who persuades the people to want
what they need. Tracing the history
of education in North Carolina ho
declared that the greatest strides
had been made In periods of de
pression. An appropriation of $10,
000 was made to establish the Uni
versity of North Carolina, the first
in the country, when economic con
ditions were at a low ebb. He paid
tribute to the educational leaders
who foresaw that education Is a
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Governor To Rest
Here For A Week
j Comes From Charlotte Conference.
Worn Out And Must
Relax Some.
Worn down somewhat by his of
ficial duties this fall Governor O.
Max Gardner came to his Shelby
home today with the hope of tak
ing a week'3 rest. He expressed him
self as very tired, but muchly en
couraged over the agricultural con
ference in Charlotte yesterday.
This conference was attended by
the governors of the two Carolinas.
Virginia and Georgia and mapped
out a united program to aid the
farmer.
Dr. Prank Graham, president of
the university, will speak at Ra
leigh Sunday night and Greensboro
Monday night in the governor’s
place in the community chest drive.
Ponder Youth Hurt
In Fall Off Horse
Milburn Ponder, J3, son of H. C.
Ponder, of Earl, was seriously hurt
just after noon Thursday when he
fell from a horse. The youth was
riding near his home and fell from
the horse just as he was crossing
the railroad tracks. His head struck
the ties or rail and for several
hours he was semi-conscious. To
day it was said at the Shelby hos
pital that he was better and would
return home, the Injury to his head
being described as a passible frac
ture.
“Ghost Ship** Brought to Port
Her passengers and crew starving. the lost "Ghost Ship” of the Atlantic
Ocean was finally found off the New England coast by the II, 8. Coast
Guard destroyer Davis and towed to New Bedford, Mass. The schooner,
the “Arthar James," SS days late on a Journey from Cape Verde Islands,
ran Into severe storms which buffeted K about and caused It to be
sighted occasionally. Almost battered to pieces, all her sails pone, the
craft I* shown as It appeared from an airplane. Inset depicts Its skip
per, Capt. fortunate) Alves.
Value Of Church Property In
Baptist Association $746,800;
42 Churches Raise $184,740
Total t'burth Membership 11, MM.
Monday SiJiooli Have Over
1MM Enrolled.
In the minutes of the lost meet
ing of the Kings Mountain Baptist
association which met early in Oc
tober at Zion church, it is revealed
that the total value of
church
the 42
buildings comprising the
association is *704,900. The most
valuable plant in the association is
the First Baptist at Shelby, listed
at *275,000. The value of the pas
tor’s home is $25,000 making the
total value of property owned by
this church *300,000.
The second most valued church
is that at Boiling Springs, listed at
*65,000 while the First Baptist
church at Kings Mountain ranks
third in value at *60,000. There are
only five pastors’ homes owned by
the 42 churches in the association1;
and these have a total value of!
*41,500 which added to the value ofj
the church buildings themselves i
makes the total value of all church |
property owned in the Kings Moun
tain association $746,800 There is
an indebtedness on church property)
in the association of $88,396 i f j
which amount $66,000 is on the!
First Baptist church of Shelby
Total church membership is given
at the end of the past year at 11,
992 which is a total net gain of 400
over the previous year. During the
year 87 were marked from the|
church rolls because of death
The total enrollment in all of the
Sunday schools is given at 10,892
with an average attendance of 5,
373 which includes teachers and of
ficers.
Total contributions for the sup
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Four Governors Gather And Plan
Relief Program For Farm Troubles
Will Seek Drastic Reduction Of
Cotton And Tobaceo Acreage
In South.
Charlotte, Nov. 13.—Governors ol
North Carolina. South, Georgia and
Virginia pledged in conference here
yesterday that their states will ef
feet a drastic reduction in acreage
planted in cotton, tobacco, peanuts
and potatoes in 1932, outlined pre
liminary steps in bringing tht
about and declared that the fed-1
eral government should aid the
south in solving its cotton problem
The conference was called by
Governor O. Max Gardner of North
Carolina and was attended by Gov
ernor Ibra C. B'ackwood of South
Carolina, Governor Richard B
Russell of Georgia and Governor
John G. Pollard of Virginia. Each
governor brought a committee com
posed of the head of the agricul
tural commission in his state and
other agricultural leaders.
Work on reducing acreage of the
so-caled money crops will begin
immediately with each governor
appointing three men to constitute
the Four-State committee, which
will survey the acreage and produc
tion of the main cash crops for the
past 10 years in each state and rec
ommend definite quotas of acreage
of 1932. Reports of the survey will
be made to the governors and then
these chief executives will throw
the influence of their respective ad
ministrations strongly to the end
of reduction in land planted to cot
ton, tobacco, potatoes and peanuts.
Included In this committee’s ac
tivities will be investigation of cer
tain practices of the federal farm
board and the effect of these activi
ties on prices. Governor Russell
strongly condemned the board's sell
ing of farm products purchased by!
roHTTvrnsn on pads
Organize for Relief
Work In Shelby
Representatives front the varloufi
churches, civic dubs, fraternal or
ders, patriotic and social units an
asked to meet tonight in the private
dining room of the Hotel Charles
to perfect the charity organisation.
The meeting is called by Capt. B
L. Smith, chairman of the steering
committee appointed some weeks
ago and at this meeting it is ex
pected to form an organization set
up and decide on plans to carry on
relief work in a unified and Collec
tive way during the winter months
This will not be a supper meet
ing. Those who attend are expect
ed to have had their supper before
coming.
Blanton Home Burns,
Family Barely Out
Tiie home, of C. C. Blanton, farm
er living in the section below Eat]
was completely destroyed by fire
about 2 o'clock this morning. Mem
bers of the family barely escaped
the fire. Only a few of the house
hold things were saved. The home
was partially covered by insurance
COMMUNION SERVICE
AND FOOT WASHING HERE
Communion service and foot
washing will be observed at the
Church of God Sunday night. Serv
ice begins at 7:30 on W. Graham
street, West Shelby. Everybody wel
come.
Cline Seeking
$13,000 Tax Of
Seaboard Road
Offer Made To Pay
1930 Taxes
Railroad Receivers Offer To ray
With Penalty Off. Up To
Attorney General
A E. Cline, chairman of th#
Cleveland county commissioners,
headed bv a committee which ap
peared before Attorney General D.
G, Brum mitt In Raleigh yesterday,
to straighten out the 1930 tax debt
of the Seaboard railroad to th*4
county and eight other counties in
this section.
The receivers of the railroad hem
offered to pay the 1930 taxes duo
Cleveland and other counties if the
penalty tor late payment Is taken
off. A federal law. it is contended,
bars a receiver from paying a pen
alty. but in order to make the pay
ment legal the matter must be set
lled by the attorney general.
line Good Sum.
The Seaboard tax debt to this
county for 1930 Is between 13 and.
14 thousand dollars and if paid will
reduce the delinquent tax list for
1930 to or below the usual amount.
Misses Meeting.
By going to Raleigh to work up
on the tax matter, a considerable
item to the county, Mr. Cline was
unable to attend another import
ant meeting at Durham. He was ap
pointed sometime ago by the gov
ernor's commission on revisal of the
state constitution to help draft a
preliminary revisal as a working
baste. A meeting for this work wa®
scheduled to be held Saturday at
Duke university. Hts trip to Raleigh
iln the interest of all the counties
( traversed by the railroad will pre
| vent hte attendance at the Durham
j session.
The Tax Offer.
The Seaboard offer and the solu
tion being left to the attorney gen
eral Is related as follows in a re
| rwrt of a preliminary meeting held
t Wednesday at Charlotte:
i "An opinion of Attorney General
| Dennis G. Brumniitt was asked yer
; terday on the compromise proposal
!ot the Seaboard Air Line railroad
[ that it be allowed to pay its 193(1
■ delinquent taxes In nine North
'Carolina counties without also bo
jing required to pay the accrued ,
j penalties for late listing and fall
| ure to remit the taxes within tho
prescribed time limit,
■ “The decision to lay the rail
road's compromise before the at
| torney general and the director of
local government. Charles M.
Johnson, was reached here at a
| conference among officiate of nint>
counties, through which tilt. Sea
board Air Line has rights-of-way,
and W. L. Stanley, head of tht
railroad's tax department, and Mr.
Matthews, treasurer of the com
pany.
“The conference was attended bt
representatives from tile following
counties. Rutherford. Cleveland,
Lincoln, Mecklenburg, Union, An
son, Richmond, Lee and Moors,
Treasurer Matthews and Mr. Stan
ley outlined the railroad’s proposal.
They contended that under a fed
eral court ruling the receiver is nofl
required to pay penalties on tinter
which accrue after the corporation
goes into receivership. The Sea
board went into receivership mors
than a year ago and did not list or
pay its 1930 taxes.
"County officials and attorneys
doubted whether they could legally
accept a compromise of this kind,
since the state law governing pen
alties imposed for nonpayment of
taxes makes no provision for re
leasing them. A county board of
commissioners, however, can return
penalties imposed for failure to list
property for taxation.
"Although the counties showed a
disposition to assist the insolvent *
railroad insofar as possible, they de
cided first to lay the proposal be
fore the attorney genera! and the
director of local government.
"The county officials appointed %
committee composed of A. E Cline,
chairman of the county commis
sioners and county manager of
Cleveland county, O. L. Henry of
Richmond county, and John 3.
(CONTINUED ON PAGE TEN ■
Cordell Case Will
Be Heard Tonight
Charges against Charlie Cordell,
formerly of Shelby but no a mem
ber of the CUtrlotte police force,
will be heard in county recorder's
court here tonight. The officer was
arrested recently at Kings Moun
tain arid charged with being under
the influence of whiskey He will
be represented as counsel tonight
by Col. Leroy Kirkpatrick of Char
lotte and Capt. Per inn McSwain of
Shelby.
    

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