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VOL. XXXIII, No. 90
“Covers Cleveland Completely.”
SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 4, 1925. Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. $2.00 A YEAR IN ADVANGK
JVo Sentence Yet In Jones
Assault Case—Other Cases
Found Guilty by Jury of
Assault on Female.
Ellis Will Issue
Practically all of the criminal dock
et facing the present term of Super
:,.r court was completed yesterday.
However, a number of cases will be
laken up Friday with the return of
Solicitor Huffman, who was called to
Newton today in connection with the
recent Brookford homicide.
The civil docket was tak«n up Wed
nesday morning and will have an
uninterrupted grind with the exception
of the disposal of a few criminal cases
The most important case on the
criminal docket, that of Jim Jones
lound guilty of an assault on a fe
male—an 8-year-old girl—is st;ll
hanging fire as regards the sentence.
The case came up before the court yes
terday afternoon and th" defendant
through his attorney, O. Max Gard
ner. plead not guilty to the more se
rous charge and the jury returned a
verdict of guilty of assault on a fe
rtile. It will be remembered that
Jones was arrested after parents of
the little girl charged an attack on
her at a spring near the home at Flat (
When the case was called and the
main prosecuting witness, the little
girl was called to the stand, Judge
Shaw ordered the court room cleared
of all spectators leavine only court i
officials. At the end of the testimony
spectators were permitted to return
tc the court room.
The case, according to the court,
was unusual by evidence in several
instances and following the return of
the verdict Judge Shaw ordered that
the defendant be taken back to jail
uhile he considered the matter.
The maximum sentence on the.
charge Jones was found guilty of is
two years imprisonment, and it Is
thought likely that sentence will be
passed sometime Friday. There is con
siderable interest in the case and many
spectators are still attending court
waiting to hear the judge’s decision
A number of other defendants, plead
ing guilty and found guilty by jury,
are in jail awaiting sentences, which
will probably be passed at the snm*
Cases disposed of include the fol
State vs. McClure York, manufac
turing liquor, defendant plead guilry.
12 months on roads without stripes.
State vs. Charlie Canipe, manufac
turing liquor; defendant plead guilty
One year on roads without stripes.
State vs. Scott H .Hendricks, f. and
A,, guilty by jury with years sentence.
State vs. James Elam, manufac
turing liquor; 90 days in jail, to pay
costs and ?35 jail fees.
State vs. Robert Carpenter, Guy
Clark and Carl Blackwood, breaking
and entering and larceny; the jury
found Clark not guilty, Carpenter
under 1G years of age and Blackwood
puflty on both counts. The case was
in connection with store breaking In
State vs. Eugene Wood, assault on
female; defendant plead guilty and
was sentenced to 12 months on roads.
The assault, according to evidence
took place at the fair grounds when
the colored girl was passing “Thru the
Clouds”, a show wherein the r.egro
Wood was employed. Wood’s home is ,
in Georgia and he fias been in jail
here since the fair.
1 he criminal docket was ieatureci
by minor liquor cases, trespass, forg
ery and such. One defendant awaiting
sentence was charged with the larceny j
of a bale of cotton, otherwise the
tbe docket was of the usual run and
The civil docket opened this morn
ing with a suit by the Plonk estate
"f Kings Mountain against Steam
Brothers company, the construction
f'rm that completed the paving work
on Highway No. 20 this county. At
torney J. Roan Davis represented the
plaintiff and O. Max Gardner the de
The issue of more interest than any
other on the civil calendar is perhaps
|he Ellis will matter. In this issue, it
>s understood that Waynesville rela
tives of the first wife of Dr. R. C. Er
lis are contesting her will. The will
fjled left all of her property to Dn.
Tllis. The exact nature of the plain
tiff’s action is not known. The issue,
it is thought, will come up before' the
Almost everything has been stan
dardized now except the definition of
Debt settlement: “Bill, l’U pay
y°u that five I owe you next week;
n°w let me hc.ve ten.”
Hi' hi the
a paradox, but
an air service
Lt. James Doolittle set a new' rec
ord for the world when he piloted
his army seaplane at a spe*d 0f,
l3-.31* miles an« hour in" the*
fechneider Cup races at Da It In ore
October .6. In addition to hanging
«P a new world record, Doolittle
the United States a twode,
lead on the cup.' ~
The county commissioners in regu
lar monthly session here Monday fol
lowed the general routine in inspect
ing and ordering payment of county
The only business transaction of in
terest outside of the county bills wan
the acceptance of the court house
painting and cleaning contract by
Robert L. Mode and the release of the
Bills ordered paid were:
J. C. Davis, bridge work $22.50;
Morrison Transfer Co., drayage $10;
T. P. Wood, bridge work and lumber,
§50.80; J. C. Hamrick, bridge work, |
$52.88; G. W. Curtis, bridge work,
$3,90; R. Q. Whisriant, hauling steel,
$12; Josh L. Newton, bridge work
$115.58; C. C. Martin, bridge work,;
$332.00; John Falls, $9.00; L. C. Pal-j
iner, nails, bridge work 83; C. H.
Shull, supplies home $4.60; Lee Caba
r.irs. bridge work $13; Purvis Wash
burn, bridge lumber $2; H. O. Mauncy
bridge work $25.75; C. C. Martin,
bridge work SI; J. C. Weathers, bridge
work $615; L. A. Cabaniss, salary and
expenses $163 95; T. P. Eskridge, sup
plifs home $."4.65: Shelbv Supply Co.,
bridge work $2.64; A. E. Cline, com
missioner $73.50; W. W. Washburn,
ccmrrtissiorer $54.63; Shelby Welding
Co., jail $20; Shelby Water and Light
riant, court house $22.88: jail $18.95;
home $10.28; Star Pub. Co., printing
84830; Cleveland News, printing
$23.40; Williams and Hamrick, office
supplies $7.35; Electric Service Co.,
court house $9.55; Paul Webb & Son,
supplies $25.55; Shelby f"rintinp Co.,
office supplies $18.25: Shelby Plumb
ing Co., court house $3; II. A. Logan,
supplies, jail $18; C. II. Shull & Son,
heme $4.60; Campbell Ilept. Stoic,
home §14.29; Chesley E. Hoyle, haul
ing bridge $6; Wray-Hqdson Co., jail
$24.18; Paul Poston, home $10.40; H.
\ Logan jail expenses $36.60; Webb
Eros., home $39.03; South Shelby
Pharmacy, supplies $18.25; J. D. Line
.erger, supplies $13.30; State Hospital
£10 25; Commercial Printing Co., of
fice supplies $3.50; Cleveland Hard
ware Co., jail $2.55; home $26.38, nails
bridge work $10.50; Southern Cotton
Oil Co., home $293.80; R.'E. Lawrence
county agent $125.00; Irma Wallace,
home agent $50; C. C. Martin, bring*
work $10; Milwaukee Dustlcss Brus.i
Co $6 75- T. C. Eskridge, holding In
fluent and expenses $26; Forrest Es
kridge, bridge lumber $130.56; Irma*
Wallace, county home economics,
agent $50; John Ramsey, capturing
still $20; McBvaver-Hoey Co., supplies
court house $1.68; J. L. Herd $19.80;
W. D. Babington, fixing chair $14.35;
John Ramsey, capturing still $20; J.
W. Wilson, bridge work $9.
Democracy. Act 1: The kin* is re
pressing us; let us fight for free
dom ’’ Act. 2: “Let us repress these
The fool who made his prayer to a
rag, a bone and a hank of hail
wouldn’t recognize the old girl now.
Cider in much like people. It has
a hilarious period, and then it sours
and i~ ivnuderul irtuour.
Industrial Plants Using Hydro-EIcc
tric Power May Run Full Ex
cept Two Days.
Charlotte ,Nov. 2.—Reduction by
one-half day in the curtailment pro
gram required of industrial plants In
North and South Carolina was an
nounced here this afternoon by of
ficials of the Southern Power com
pany who anticipate an early im
provement in the flow of streams as
a result of recent general rainfall.
The announcement, immediately ef
fective. was expected to bring about i.
substantial improvement in industrial
and trade conditions (in this secton.
Industrial establishments obtaining
electric power from the Southern
Power company will continue curtail
ing the use of power two days in the
week at the request of the power com
pany. The modified program affects
all classes of industrial plants, in
cluding cotton manufacturing plants
numbering more than 300 in the Caro
linas which are furnished electric pow
er by the power company. The origi
nal curtailment program of one day
per week became effective in ti'.e
midsummer and later was increased
to two and a half days per week, plac
ing many industrial plants in this
territory on a three-day-week basis
Little improvement in the volume
of water now impounded in the res
ervoirs of the company was noted
this morning, according to reports re
ceived. However, it was believed that
the volume would increase during the
In letters sent out tonight to power
consumers, C. L. Burkholder, vice
president of the power company, said
“Inc accordance with our tele
graphic advice we are requesting our
power consumers to please observe
the following reduced curtailment pro
gram effective as of November 2.
“Beginning Monday, November 2,
we request zones 3, 4 and 5 to cur
tail from 6 a. m., Monday, to 6 a. m.
Wednesday, of each week and request
zones 1 and 2 to curtail from 12 noon
Thursday, to 12 noon, Saturday, of
Zones 1 and 2 include Davidson,
ForAyth, Guilford, Rockingham, Ala
mance, Orange, Durham, Rowan, Stan
ly, Cabarrus, Mecklenburg and Union
counties, North Carolina, and York
county, South Carolina. Zones 3 and
4 include Gaston, Rutherford, Cleve
land, Catawba, Iredell, Caldwell and
Burke counties in this state and sev
eral in South Carolina.
(Frunished by R. J. McCarley’s pri
vate wire to New York, New Orleans
New Orleans, La., Nov. 4.—Livei
pool was due up by New Orleans
December 13 points; January, 12
points; March, 11 points; May. 9
points; July 8 points, by New York:
Holiday yesterday. Came unchanged
to 8 up.
Compared with last year, stock on
shipboard at Galveston yesterday was
27,000 bales against 44.000, at New
Orleans 70,000 against 33:000 at Hous
Local weekly weather ar.d crop re
port by states discontinued for re
mainder of season.
Cables, weather conditions, trade
advices, spot news, weekly govern
ment report, if received, and private
monthly crop estimates if issued
have to be reckoned with today.
Southern spots yesterday were
40 to 55 up, except unchanged at
Memphis, Texas markets 40 to 55
higher. Sales all told smaller 37,395
against 53,013 Monday, yesterday was
holiday on account of election.
Sentiment divided but apparently
bearish for present.
H. and B. BEER.
Oak Grove Items
(Special to The Star.)
Kings Mountain R 4
We are still having good rains in
this section. It was raining yesterday
at the Sunday school hour but the
attendance was almost normal,
visited at Mr. George Barbers’ in
Mr. Marvin Wright and family
the Bethlehem section last week.
Mr. Albert Champion and Mrs.
Perry McSwain attended the Spart
anburg Fair last week.
Mr. Grier Allen and family of
the Pleasant Hill community visited
Mr. William Mays last week end.
Mr. Monroe Lovelace and family,
Mr. and Mrs. William Wright also
Mr. and Mrs. Frank Ware attended
the Spartanburg Fair last week.
Mr. Marshall Bell, Mr. Demps
Falls, Mr. Casidic Bell and Mr. Ce
cil Lovelace have been at work in
Florida for tome time. _
And Go Signs
Traffic Will bo Regulated at Six Im
portant Street Corners. Will
Survey Old I'ump Station.
An electric ‘‘stop and go” traf
ficc signal system was ordered
j last night by the mayor and board
of aldermen in regular session,
| s;x of these systems to be install*
ed at the six most congested stre«
corners in Shelby. One will be at
each of the four corners of the
court square while the others wilt
be placed at the corner of Sumter
and N. La Payette and another at
the corner of Graham and S. La
Fay ette street. The signals will
occupy the center of the street
at those crossings and wired un
derground. A bell will sound an
alarm at intervals and lights will
flash in periods, indicating when
tlie traffic, both vehicular and pe
destrian can move north and south
cast and west, the signals being
so timed that going east and
west must stop for a period of
time while traffic is moving
north and south and vice versa.
There “stop and go" signals arc
preventing lots of accidents in the
cities where they are used and it
is felt will so systematize the
traffic in Shelby that accident*
will be averted. The 6 signals will
cost about 5? 11250.
To Survey Pump Station.
Engineers from the McCrary
Co., Atanta, Ga., who have the
i contract to make plans and speci
fications for the new water station
will be asked to come io Shelby
at once and survey the pump
station site with a view tc locating
the new station at that place,
where all of the present equip
ment can be used. Sites closer to
Shelby which have been under con
sideration, are thought by the
city officials to.be too high to
buy, hence the enlargement of the
present station is being considered
Dr. Royster and son-; who are
erecting eight 2-story store rooms
were granted permission to pave
that part of the alley to the rear
of S. LaFayette building and
advance the entire cost of same,
the town’s part to be refunded
when another paving program is
It was also decided at the meet
ing last night to place a new roof
on tre City hall, the kind to be
determined by Mayor Weathers.
Real Sick From
A Spider’s Bite
Mr. Ed. Maker Suffering from Poi
son from Spider's Bite—Hallo
we’en at New House.
(Special to The Star.)
The new house school is progress^
hig nicely with the able teachers as
follows: Miss Callie Philback, as
principal, Miss Darcas Walker, and a
Miss Hamrick as primary, a large
crowd of pupils are attending but not
as many as usual since'many are at
tending the Lattimore H. S.
The weather is continuing rainy
in this section, and farmers are a
bout through planting the grain.
Miss Evelyn Dawes had her ton
sils removed Nov. 2. at the Ruther
ford Hospital and is reported to be
getting along nicely at present.
Mr. and Mrs. E. H. Earwood visit
ed Mr. Earwood's sister, Mrs. Big
gerstaff at Morganton. She is em
ployed in the D. D. School.
Mr. Stough A. Daws and daughter
Sue were shoppers in Shelby, Mon
Miss Sue Davis gave a birthday
Hallowe'en party to the youngsters In
the community, a number of young
people were present, all reported a
good time, toasted marshmallows
were served- for refreshment.
Mrs. Clingman Daves is sick at this
writing. We hope her a speedy re
Mr. W. N. Daves, Dolar Daves,
and Frank McFadden left last Fri
day morning for Florida, and will be
gone for sometime.
Mr. Ed Walker who was bitten by
a spider one day last week, has been
real sick for several days, is much
improved we are glad to note.
A Halloween Social was given to
the Junior B. Y. P. U., at the home
of Mr. and Mrs. Ralph Padgett, a
large number of Juniors were pre
sent, this was Oct. 31. Saturday night.
In Any Event Wniter Is Cuming
Pompton Lakes, N. J., sends word
that caterpillars are turning white—
sign of a mild Winter. Sassadaga. N.
Y., says the geese are going South—
sign of a hard Winter. As soon as we
hear about the muskrat’s fur coat we
shall be able to tell whether Pomp
ton Lakes or Sassadaga has the right
of it, _
Storing “Spuds” for the Winter1
Constructing a potato clamp on Major ,T. A. Morrison's farm. Basildon
Park estate near Reading. The potatoes are covered, first with straw,
then with earth, to prevent Injury from frost during the winter. The
crop this year was about lu tons to the acre.
Plan Gaffney Visit
Rotary Club Of South Carolina Town
Invites Local Luncheon Club
There On That Date.
The Shelby Kiwanis club will in all
probability it is understood visit Gaff- j
ney on Monday. November 23 as a re- i
turn for the visit here several months i
rgo of the Gaffney Rotary club, at !
which time a delightful banquet was
enjoyed at Cleveland Springs by lead
ing business men of the neighboring
towns in two states.
Regarding the invitation The Gaff
ney Ledger says: Monday, November
23rd, was selected by the Rotariann
here Monday as the date for the joint
meeting of the local organization with
the Kiwanis Club of Shelby, the meet
ing to be held here with the Gaffney
folks as hosts. Major Henry C. Moore,
the secretary of the Rotarians, was |
instructed to notify the Shelby club
officials of the selection. Major Moore
said the date is expected to meet with
approval by the Kiwanians.
The joint meeting, which will be in
the nature of a return entertainment,
as the Kiwanians entertained the lo
cal Rotarians at Cleveland Springs
last spring, will be held at Limestone
College. The Rotarians plan to com
bine "ladies night” ’with the event and
the invitation to the Kiwanians In
structed them to bring their wives,
daughters and sweethearts.
The meeting at Shelby was on? of
the most enjoyable affairs of the kind.
ever held anywhere, the Gaffney
guests declared upon returning home,
hut every effort will be made to have
the forthcoming gathering here more
entertaining, if possible.
Ladies To Sell
Nov. 7 These Little Blue Flowers Will
be Sold for Veterans of the
On November 7th ladies of the Wo
man’s club will be for-get-me-nots to
raise funds for Veterans of the World
war who are patients at Oteen hos
pital, Asheville. These little flowers I
have been sold in Shelby near Arm's-1
tice day for the last three years end';
each year the town’s quota has been '
sold. It will be remembered that thoi
money derived from these forget-me-!
nots is used to give the disabled war ;
veterans some of the incidentals of
life which the government does not,
afford them. The Woman’s club mem
bers have again undertaken their sale
in Shelby and express the hope that
the citizens of the town and county
generally will respond. No specifie 1
amount is expected from you when the
ladies pin a forget-me not on the lape!
of your coat on Saturday, but you can
give a piece of silver of whatever de
nomination you desire in appreciation
of the services of the man who went
to the front and offered themselves
a sacrifice for the safety of the folks
Some Real Estate
Sales By Nolan Co
J. B. Nolan company, realtors, re
port the following recent sales:
Mr. Forrest Eskridge and Mrs.
George Blanton purchased four lots
on highway near Cleveland Springs,
from W. A. Putnam.
Mr. R. B. Turner bought a lot near
the Cleveland Springs property from
Mr. C. E. Weast of Lawndale, N. C.
Mr. Roland Price purchased 129
acres from Ben Curtis of Cherokee
county, S. C. Consideration aroun-l <
$4,500. Mr. Curtis and family have
moved to Clearwater, Fla.
F. A. Boyles of Toluca, has pur
chased the Cullen Willis farm, eonshj-!
oration around $3,o00, _ |
Will VISIT SHELBY
1 CAROLINA TOUR
Fifty Cars Entered In Asheville's*
Know North Carolina a Journey.
Come Here First.
“The City of Springs” is on the
list of towns to be visited by the
Asheville Chamber of Commerce's
"Know North Carolina" tour next
week. A luncheon stop, it is under
stood will be made at Cleveland
With close to fifty cars already en
tered for the North Carolina State
lour to be conducted Nov. 9 to 14
over the whole State by the Chamber
of Commerce of Asheville, the event
promises to be one of the greatest
get-together affairs ever staged in
the state says an Asheville dispatch.
Not only representatives of Ashe
ville and other western North Caro
lina cities and towns arc entered but
delegation- from several cities along
the route have signfied hteir inten
ton of joining the tour making a pro
gressive good-will circle of the State
with all sections joining.
Elaborate entertainment has been
planned in several of the cities to be
visited and from all an enthusiastic
response to the idea has been reeeit
ed. Special ladies' committees have
been formed to welcome the women cf
the party, and- each city has appointed
speakers to five the visitors a clear
grasp of coniitions in the immediate
“Know North Carolina,” the slogan
ot the tour, will be lived up to, ue
eorling to the plans of the tour’s
management. The advertising angle
of the trip will not be played up and
the visitors plan to take in all tho
information about the Piedmont and
Coastal sections they can absorb With
every section prosperous anti tremen
dously progressive, it is felt here that
North Carolina has more to be proud
of collectively than any section of the
state can boast individually.
It is hoped here that the tour will
pive impetus to the movement for a
state-wide advertising campaign which
is being advocated by many progress
ive Carolinians, let! by Governor An
tus W. McLean. While several section
of the State have done considerable
individual advertising, it is felt here
that the time is ripe for a collective
movement to draw the attention ot
the nation to the diversified advan
tages that the whole State can boast
without fear of equal.
Among the cities to be visited on
the tour are: Shelby, Charlotte, Rock
ingham, Lumberton, Southport, Wil
mington, New Bern, Goldsboro, Ra
leigh, Greensboro, Salisbury, and
Marion. Stops will be made at several
other cities and towns eh route, In
cluding Winston-Salem. Lenoir and
several others. The entire route is laid
out along highway 20 to Wilmington
then up route 40 to New Bern, with
the return trip laid out along route 10
all the way to Asheville.
City and County Commissions and
pH civic organizations will be repre
sented on the trip. Every car will bear
a number assigning its position in the
line, which will be represented on the
trip. Every car will bear a number as
signing it position in the line, which
will be divided into sections under in
dividual capt'ans. Two baggage cars
will be provided, while the Carolina
Motor Club and the State Highway
Commission will furnish two service
cars each for trouble calls.
Card Of Thanks.
I wish to thank the neighbors and
friends for their kindness shown us
uurinjr the sickness and death of my
dear wife, and also for the Many
Succeeds L. Hayne Patterson nn the
County HoardEducation. New
At the regular meeting of the coun
ty board of education, this week Mr.
1. Hayne Patterson tendered his re
signation as amember of the board.
After the acceptance of the resigna
tion the board elected Mr. Jesse 1..
H< rd, of Waco, to fill the vacancy
caused by the resignation.
Mr. Patterson’s resignation came as
♦ he result of his health and the board
instructed the superintendent to write
a letter of appreciation to Mr. Patter
son for his efficient and faithful serv
ices and express official regrets that
his health forced the ending of his
loyal service to the board and educa
tional advancement of the county,
New Helwood School.
The bonrd authorized the chairman,
Mr. A. P. Spake, to execute a contract
with J. H. Brackett for the erection
of a modern 14-room brick school
building for Belwood, it to be an as
sumed contract, the handsome build
ing to cost $27,000. Mr. Brackett, it is
imported, will begin work soon on the
structure and have it completed by
The new school will be located about
a mile and one-half northwest of Bef
wood in No. 10 township on a six
acre site donated by Mr. George Mar
tin. The new consolidated Belwood
school is composed of the Belwood,
Richards, Pleasant Hill, Ledford’B,
Mulls and St. Peters and the school
will be consolidated with the opening
of the next term in the new building.
Report on Election.
The board also heard a report on
the special election held recently at
Double Springs. At this election
there were 76 registered voters, 55
voting for the special tax and 14
against. The special tax of 50 cents
on the $100 valuation was voted with
the \ iew of consolidation with Latti
more. The order, however, has not y£t
been made by the board, although spe
cial arrangements regarding the
schools have been ordered. _ -
For Great Smoky
Organisation of the communities of
Western North Carolina for the cam
paign which is to be carried on joint
ly in North Carolina and Tennessee
to create a national park in the Great
Smoky Mountains will be effected at
meetings of representative men ahd
women of tnis Section of the state dt
Among those invited from Cleveland
County to attend this meeting are,
Hon. Clyde R. Hoey, D. V. Blanton,
lion. Sani Lattimore, all of Shelby.
The call for the meeting has been
issued by State Senator Plato D. Ebbs
of Asheville, district campaign chair
man. The meeting of the men and
women will be held separately at noon
at the Battery Park Hotel, after which
at a joint session an organization in
each town in the district will be set
The district campaign which will be
carried on concurrently with the Ashe
ville city campaign beginning Tuesday
December 1st. "
Georgia Boys To
Give Concert Here
The boys drum and comet corps
of the Georgia Industrial Home, at
Macon, Ga., will give a concert at
the central school auditorium Sun
day afternoon at 4 o’clock, accord
ing to an announcement received
The corps is composed of fifteen .
boys, inmates of the home, led by
Mr. Salter as director. The corps
played here last year .
The concert will be given free, but
a free-will offering will be collected,
it was stated. This collection goes to
the orphanage at Mocan Ga.
The home is a non-sectarian and
non-demominational. It was founded
in 1899 by W. E. Munsford, a Bap
Literary Debate At
The fourth public debate of the
Khamsaur Literary society of Boiling
Springs High school will be held No
vember 21 in the high school audi
torium there, it I? announced by the
society through the officers Calla
Clement, president; and Anna Lula
The query is “Resolved, That the
United States should Cancel all Fi
nancial Obligations Due from the
Government of the Allies on Account
cf the World War.” Affirmative de
baters are Eloise Pruette and Grace
Hodges; negative, Florence Hamrick
and Cassie Horton. Several other in
icrsting number- arc on tht. progam*