Pelley Case Counts Are Dismissed

selling stock. In the seventh count the two men are accused of having sold stock to Mrs. Bertha Allar of Cleveland, Ohio.

After Judge Warlick announced his rulings, defense counsel went into conference with the defendants. Later the defense began to present its evidence in the presence of the jury, which had remained out of the courtroom since the State ended its case.

Mrs. Allar, whose purchase of stock in the Galahad Press was the basis for the seventh count in the indictment, took the stand. She testified that she came to Asheville after hearing of Galahad College and offered “Mr. Pelley several hundred dollars for the cause” he was working for. She declared that he refused the money after conferring with her on her financial status and affairs.

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