Is The Leading Paper of
Shelby and The State's Fertile
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VOL. XXXIV, No. 108
SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 8, 1026
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday
By mail, per year (in advance)—12.60
By carrier, per year (In a^vShce) fS.OO
, ,1 Bells!
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> , \ >u know that Cleveland
pel t $384,000 for schools
s the year ending June 30,
Which isn't so bad in view j
recent criticism of North !
i ,■ i schools. That sum was
oi addition to the operating
( Read about school ex
, in in today’s Star.
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y, will gin the first bale of j
, The Star is waiting to ;
, , the information.
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g t “soused” l ight in
. v court house this week,
w was chr.e by and didn’t ,
c. . cnt for Judge Mull fin- I
. 1 y $10, according to a :
. item,in this paper.
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' 1 'vrland county man who
a i lib- m man at the Speed
<. .... r in Charlotte wil’ face a!
charge in court, says Soli- j
, < .* penter in today’s Star.
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| : ri roners out on the convict
j. ill not have any “nighties”
1 , • The county board failed
V , de any at lb; ir meeting al
. : -ue.h a request is said to
) ; . .n made by the State
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Ii'.rton is expecting every;
child in the county to at.
; 'he opening day of the fair. .
|v . - in this issue. And. as the.
■ rs are all fond of the fair
•a v it’s their place now not
ti. disappoint him.
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Ovei at the school athletic field
r, r than a score of youngsters
b c.g toughened under Cascv
Morr-’ tmining for the football
ahead. To see how they de- '
v(;, ■ read The Star regularly.
T S.’. memorial fund for the
U r' War dead of the county is !
...vidy growing. The list of con
t> . is published today. You’ll
i \\ ' ■ out reading whether or
ret veur name is listed.
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tf ■ doesn't rain—-and Baptist
mind e general drCnch
i'-e around r.OCO people are ex
pected to- attend the big thanks
r, , . ( ■ nut tomo’-row, ro Baptist j
e- 'I- i; - tell The Star.
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T. • • -county has already gin- ■
re d hale of cotton, according' to j
a (1 natch from T.incolnton.
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v ' i Rock Oukc be remember
ed 1 y hi wine cellar, or by h’s '
w r : tha* started Carolina on
t■. r id to p -og-ess ? An edi
t'lri-il ••iew in todev’s Star says
Tv■' ; the win? cellar at least.
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ft..' ; ■ i red'd the advertisements,
e; . r ■ you a spendthrift?
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A•; | thr'n Charley Ross bobs ur>
deniri which isn’t news any more.
But this time bank officials arc
V- .will rjjig jf |1(1 signs a chock
‘'Charley Ross” and is not Char
'f v R . who is he? And is the
C ■<!: good? And—? “Red”
•1, m.i- started it all.
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K. K. K. Gives Bible
To Second Baptist
Church Of Shelby
Thirty members of the Ku Ktux
K; formally robed last Sunday
! i'h: presented the Second Bap
i h'irch, of South Shelby, with
:i handsome Bible.
i i <■ manner of the presentation
■Bur.ing the service, immediately
afo ; !h<- reception, tlie Klansmen,
ir full regalia, including hoods,
appeared in the vestibule. Form
ire is line they marched up both
>'■ , meeting at the pulpit. The
h v. a presented to Rev. Mr.
J’Tigett., pastor of the church in
•! "> . the gift being accompan
n i fey a note.
' * i ■ the congregation sat in
* • >• wonder at the unusual spec
h of the wh'te robed figures
^ 'd about the pulpit, Mr. Pad
s'' ' read the contents of the note,
w eh was a recitation of the prin
'U'h of the Klan. A prayer was
11 offered, during which the
V i imn stood with upraised
ItatidK. . i . f
Padgett thanked the visitors
f i * heir beautiful gift, which he
' '•id wmdd be highly appreciated
1 iii olf am) the church, add
that an organization that
n such gifts must believe in
1 age of the scripture.
* ,r*t Cotton In
l.monlntnn, Sept. 7.—-There has
7"'n ni,l<,h speculation as to the
1,1 for the first bale of cotton to
‘ :"7' tbe trin in Lincoln. It has al
■' ;;:]>• roiled in.
. 1 "7 first bale of new cotton from
, ‘*28 crop was ginned on Seo
'"mlM r 3rd bv Mr. J. F. Linger felt,
it weighed 450 pounds and war. j
rrn by Mr. J. H. Brindle of
Shelby School System
Ranks Second In Group
In Group of 14 Schools Shelby Ranks Second
In Academic Work And
12th In Cost
. * '' '', ;v 1 s: ''-cm from tha standpoint of academic cffi
1,1 ' • "1"i in a group of 14 towns of similar size, and only
two .inm tin 1 • ■ ‘ in school cost, ’.'his information is given out by
tbc State department of education in ‘’School Facts” citing the effi
ciency <.i public schools in tile state.
it interesting to Sheihy school
patrons to note that:
In a group of 11 city schools, in
Droup -1, Sh' lhy rank; second in
acao ■ 11.ic efficiency and 1-th in fin
ancial cost. In other words Shelby
ranks next to the highest. Hickory,
in academic factors. while only
Dunn and Smithfield have a lower
financial cost. The schools in the
croup are: Roanoke Ilapids, Hick
ory, Reidsville. Washington
< fleer ville, Burlington, Lexington,
rayettev lie, Statesville, Mount
Airy, Tarboro. Shelby, Dunn and
The table shows furthermore
that Shelby has 8^.7 per cent of
the enrollment in average attend
ance. only two schools. Hickory
and Lexington ranking higher.
The per teacher cost of current ex
penses gives Shelby a rating of
55, only two from the lowest. And
speaking of high salaries for
teachers) The average teacher
prir.cipal salary of the local sys
tem is 93.9, only Dunn and Fayet
teville having smaller average sal
aries in the group.
LIP Hi CHS
Shelby Colored Man Burned to
Death Near Maiden. Reports
Differ About Death.
Hatch Toms, colored, who died
Sunday of burns received last
Thursday, was buried in the old
colored cemetery here yesterday
following funeral services at the
home of his father. Dave Toms.
Fire and gasoline mixed brought
death to the colored nun. who was
a well known character in police
circles here in years gone by.
Many varying reports are told of
how Toms met his death. It seems
that with two others he was rid
ing near Maiden when their car
ran out of gas. Working with the
gas line and while borrowing some
gasoline from another car Toms
had his clothing saturated with
gasoline and when a kerosene lamp
was used about the work the flame
caught his clothing and burned
over his body, the turned man suf
fering much agony until his death
Sunday. Just how he got his clothes
saturated reports differ: some say
that he was working on one of the
gasoline pipes, while others have
it that the gasoline got on his
clothing while securing gas from
the other car. Other reports, per
haps mere suspicion, hint at some
motive behind the affair.
Ten Bucks Price
Of “Woozy” Trip
To Court House
The man who was arrested in a
drunken condition in the court
house Monday paid a fine of $10
and the costs for the trip after
a hearing Tuesday before Record
The defendant stated that he did
not kn>w whet he was doing there
_in he didn’t remember that
he had been to court at all on M >n
day. Extracts extracted too often
were credited with his experience.
The judge didn't so advise, but
it is presumed that the next time
the defendant imbibes he will head
some other direction than right
int othe arms of the law at the
'VIIEX WILL FIRST
HALE BE BINNED?
The Cleveland county cot
ton crop this year is several
weeks late, yet despite that
fact a big crop seems in the
offing. With the first bale al
ready ginned in . Lincoln,
the Star is anxious to sec
ure information on the first
bale to be ginned in this
county, dinner of the count;,
are urged to report the first
bale to The Star as soon as
it comes rn. giving weight
and prices, together with the
Vmme of the farmer bringing
in the bale.
Carpenter to I’rciecute Serious
Charge Despite Lack of In
terest by Man Shot.
Charlotte, Sept. 7.—A bill of in
dictment charging assault with in-1
tent to kill awaits C. O. ChampionJ
of Mooresboro, held at the county.
jail here for the shooting of A. E.1
Gibson, of Gibson, at the Charlotte
speedway last month.
Doubt as to the nature of the
I ■■ ■soeution in the case, arising in
the puzzling attitude of the wound
ed man toward the affair, was dis
pelled summarily by Solicitor John
G. Carpenter last night.
The solicitor promised the limit
of the law despite the apparent re
luctance of Gibson to act. The so!?
alternative to the assault charge,
ho said, would be a murder charg ?
which he declared will be brought
in the event of the victim’s death.
“It makes no difference how
Gibson feels," Mr. Carpenter said
“the state has something to say
about the matter.”
The solicitor declared that he
has made no plans thus far for the
trial during the special term of
court, to be called this month. j
Dail y Breeders To
Meet Monday Night
Tom Cornwell, chairman of the
dairy breeders association of Clev
eland county, calls attention to all
dairy breeders of a meeting to be
held in the court house Monday
night at 8 o'clock zo enter discus
sions regarding the exhibit of cat
tle at the county fair and talk over i
other subjects that will make for
the advancement of this industry iri i
Cleveland county. Mr. Cornwell j
urges that all who are interested in
dairy cattle be at this meeting next j
Monday night at the court house.
I)rpnrt ments For Young at County
Fair Show Hig Growth. Fine
One hundred percent attendance
of sehool children at the Cleveland
county fair is the goal of officials
in charge of this year’s fair, which
will be held here from September
2> to October 2.
“We must have the children in
terested in the fair if it is to be
successful,’’ says secretary Horton.
“’.Ve wart the boys aift girls to
enter exhibits, but regardless of
whether they enter exhibits or not,
w." want them to attend the fair.
There will be many things of in
i'e est to them. Nearly every’ educa
tional exhibit has been planned so
that it will have a children’s ap
peal. It is the mission of the fair
to educate. We have kept this in
nund in building up our program
The exhibits of school children
and the work of boys and girls
enrolled in club work will prove a
revelation to many visitors. The
fair culminates the activities of
the club members for the year. To
them, the fair is Achievement
Day. if they come to demonstrate
what they have learned from their
club leaders and compete in the
finals of their club contests. The
fair management has done its part
to encourage the work by offering
No department of the fair has
grown so rapidly in recent years as
boys’ and girls' club work. Local
bankers and business men have
joined with the fair officials and
club leaders in pushing the var
ious projects in this section. Every
body wants to see club work pros
per. for, in interesting the boys
and girls in cows, pigs, poultry and
other club projects, they are inter
esting them in the problem of the
Fair officials again wish to call
attention of the public to this
year’s entertainment program. It
is the most pretentious arranged
by the f . All kinds of new and
ovel attractions have been engaged
and visitors will find this year's
fair one of a “Thousand Thrills.”
Mr. and Mrs. Charles Wqll. of
Lexington, spent the week-end
here with Mr. and Mrs. L. P. Hol
land. Mr. Wall returned to Lex
ington on Mondav but Mrs. W all
will remain until Friday.
Mrs. Rob Laney and baby, of
Monroe, are visiting Mrs. Fancy's
parents, Mr. and Mrs. John R.
Wall Expects 5,000 For
Church Picnic Thursday
Approximately Half of Associa- '
tion’s Members Expected to
Attend Big Event Here.
Baptist leaders in Shelby expect
to have approximately half of the
Kings Moutntain association’s
membership in attendance at the
big picnic and thanksgiving serv
ice tomorrow at the county fair
grounds east of Shelby on the !
Kings Mountain higthway. Which 1
; means that preparations are being
made for around 5,000 Baptists—
! one of the biggest informal
church events in the county’s his
The latest compilation of the as
' soeiational statistics show that
there are near 10,000—9,639 to be
exact—members in the churches of
the association. These churches
I number 42 and own church prop
erty valued at near a half million 1
dollars—$479,100—and each year
these churches put r.side $186,
>f?.50 for church expenses, bene
volent, educational and mission
work. The association covers one
of the most progressive districts
in the Piedmont Carolinas and is
one of the Baptist strongholds in
Hard to Estimate.
The crowd likely to attend is
hard to estimate, according to Dr.
Zeno Wall, of the First Baptist
church here, and one of the lead
ers in planning the event. However,
he feels that Baptists all over the
association, will be moved to attend
if for nothing else except in the!
spirit of thanksgiving.
With 3,000 people praying for (
rain with Dr. Wall at his tent re
vival here in the early summer as
a highlight to numerous prayer-for
rain services over the county and
section, the event tomorrow first
originated with the idea of re
turning thanks for the answered
prayers. Cleveland county crops
are in excellent condition, when in
the early summer !t seemed that
ihe farm situation was serious.
Conditions in other counties touch
ed by the association are also good
and an abundant harvest is expect
ed. Therefore, the prime spirit be
hind the day ia one of thanksgiv
On the program of the day are
many interesting features—Dr. R.
J. Bateman, of Asheville, and Dr.
Charles E. Maddry, of Raleigh;
two of the most inspiring speakers
in the Southern Baptist church, are
on for addresses church and Sun
day school leaders in the associa
tion will take part together with
laymen and outstanding church
A feature of the day, expected to
attract many, will be the song serv
ices conducted by Mr. Harry Pip
pin. Singers from many of the 42
churches are expected to compose
the big efioir of about 500 voices
in songs of thanksgiving and
praise. Except for association meet
ings the general membership of the
association seldom get together atsi
the day will be one of friendly re
union, brotherly love and contact
with each other.
The following is the program for
the day: v
10:00 a. m.—Song: “Come Thou
Almighty King.” Praver. Dr. C. J.
10:10 a. mu—Song service for
thirty minutes led by Mr. H. M.
Pippin, who plans to have a good
orchestra, and at least 500 voices
coming from each Baptist church
within the bounds of the Kings
10:45 a. m.—Devotional services
led by Dr. Zeno Wall. Special music
11:00 a. m.—An address by Dr.
Chas. E. Maddry, Raleigh.
12:00 noon—Dinner on the
ground. Let each one bring a well
1:20 p. m.—A forty minutes
song service led by Mr. Pippin.
2:00 p. m.— Hon. O. Max Gard
ner will deliver a brief address and
introduce Dr. Bateman.
2:15 p. m.—An address by Dr. R
J. Bateman, pastor First Baptist
3:00 p. m.—Adjourn.
Weighing In the Air Passengers'
! - %—NKA, Los Angeles Mureau
When tU first passengers were weighed in at Iajm Angeles, the contract
air mail route between I-os Angeles Hnd Salt Lake City, eastward, started
Its "human transportation service." Charles Kerr '.a shown with lbs
crutches, and A. IS. DeNault, pilot
Memorial Fund Growing
With Added Contributions
After Board Meet
ComitiMskMiers in Session Thi.s
Week Did Not Take up Board
of Health's Request.
The convicts out on the No. G
road gang "ill sleep in their “un
dies" or in whatever raiment they
have been sleeping for another
month at least. The board of Clev
eland county commissioners meet
ing this week did not take up the
night shirt problem as passed
along by the State Board of Health.
Some time back the Health
Board decided that it would be the
sanitary thing to do to have all
■ convicts in the state dolled up at
nigKt like “kiddies In the crib.”
Then came the health order that all
convicts should be put to bed in
night shirts, or pajamas. Eventu
ally the ruling began to sink in
and this week, on “first Monday”,
commission hoards in many of the
100 counties in the state delved into
a new line of business—that of
buying nightshirts wholesale. For
it was the ruling of -the board that
every prisoner should have two
night shirts so that one might al
ways be clean. Down in Wake coun
ty the board faced a problem of
financing the deai. Nightshirts,
they found, cost at least 50 cents
each and two nightshirts would be
$1 multiplied by the number ol
; prisoners. Just where the sum
should come from was another prob
lem for that board.
However, the local board, busy
with routine work and tax matters
never got around to the night
shirts, although they Worked almost.
uatil night. Unofficially the board1
has given the matter very little
thought. The ruling has brought
forth some sarcasm over the state
and there are those hereabouts
who think it just a new hardship
for convicts—“how many of them,
do you suppose, Know wr.at •»
nighty is?” is an inquiry frequent
j ly heard. In a rural section, even
a prosperous one like Cleveland,
there are those who have the opin
ion that more shirts do double
duty than double shirts, meaning
that the day shirt often serves as
a night shirt.
Mr. A. E. Cline, chairman of th?
coupty board, in stating that the
board did not find time to take the
subject up at this meeting con
cluded with a hit of humor: “Who
knows, a lot of us folks may have
to visit ihe gang cronp now to see
! what the proper nighty should lock
Give Out Time No
Longer at Office
Of Western Union
Local Manager Says About 75
Calls Have Been Received
If the alarm clock stops tonight
I don’t call up the Western Union
j office for the correct time. Mana
I ger Stallings wouldn’t mind giv
ing it to you except that he wishes
to retain his job—and headquarters
have sent out the order that time
hereafter will not be given out
fropi Western Union offices.
The company apparently has a
sound reason for the change in
Dolicy. Scores of people daily call
the telegraph offices inquiring as to
the correct time. At the same
moment perhaps a score of others
are trying to get messages off—
so after all the change ' is merely
for the speeded conveniences of
Manager Stalling in announcing
the change in policy says that the
local office has been accustomed to '
given the correct time to approxi
mately 75 callers each day.
Carpenter1* Grove First Sunday
School To Make Contribution
Up until Tuesday The Star’s
memorial fund for the World War
dead of Cleveland county totalled
$92 without any special canvass,
all contributions having been volun
tary. With a canvass planned for
the com ink weeks the fund is ex
pected to grow' readily into the
However, the voluntary contri
butions are especially appreciated.
Many of the boys, whose names are
on the (dd musty board at the court
Carpenter's Grove Sunday
school this week led the other
Sunday schools of the county with
the first school contribution. Next
week many schools are expected to
run in their contributions. No
matter how small these contribu
tions are they all help swell the
total fund and make the memorial
a reality. *
In the list today are quite n num
ber who gave with proud heart
aches. Some of them gave to hon
or the memory of a boy they lov
ed since childhood—a boy that
didn’t come back. Others gave in
memory of friends who never re
turned, while other made contri
butions recalling the tingling feel
ing of the days when the dough
bovs marched away.
Is there any reason why Cleve
land county within the next month
should not raise the total fund to
$750, or $1,000?
Public speakers regularly thrill
their audience about the county
w'ith patriotic messages, ever us
ing the phrase “Lest We Forget.”
Is it possible that we have forgot
ten? Have all the patriotic
thoughts of a few years back
dwindled down to that dustv little
her or board at the court house?
If all the hoys whose names are
recorded there could form in a
squad and march up a Shelby
street to the court house and find
nothing but that hoard to honor
their- memory would you have the
nerve to face them on the street?
Think it over. When the memor
ial fund is complete shouldn’t your
contribution he among the others?
The fund to date follows. It’s the
fault of no one except yourself if
your name is not on the list:
THE STAR’S MEMORIAL
FI ND FOR WORLD
WAR DEAD OF COUNTY
Star Publishing Co. _ . .. . $10
Wm. Lineberger 10
D. Newton _. _ B
n. T. Falls ... _ 5
Clyde R. Hoey _ .. 10
Chas. C. Blanton 10
.1. D. T.ineberger - 5
I . Y. Lee ... S
W. .1. A rev . ■"
A. P. Mull _ 1
Frank L. Hoyle __ . - 5
Robert A. Hoyle ... _— B
Mrs. .Tuyetter McSwain _ B
Mrs. John P. Toms -- 1
A. P. Spake . ... _- 1
Carpenter’s Grove S. S-- 0
T. C. Hitchcock _ 2
Paul Lucas . _ .- 5
Let your name help the list grow
for next time. Surely you’re inter
ested at least one dollar’s worth in
having the boys remembered by
the coming generations?
Mrs. Frank Love of I.ineolnton,
spent Monday here with her par
ents. Mr. and Mrs. John R. Dover.
Mr. and Mrs. Jeremiah Goff, of
Charlotte, were Shelby visitors on
Monday. Thev were enroute home
Public Schools Of Comity
Spent $384,000 Last Year
They are here, meaning the
teachers, new and old, of the city j
school system for the corning year.
Practically all of the faculty mem
bers arrived Tuesday and Tuesday
night with few coming in Wednes
A general teachers meeting was
held at the Central school this •
morning with Superintendent I. C.
tiriffin presiding. All of which is !
not joyful news to the hundreds .of
youngsters who will in the mornint,
wend their way to the various
seats of learning about town.
TO SETTLE DATE
At the big Baptist picnic to l>p
held at the county fair grounds on |
Thursday, the executive committee
of the Kings Mountain Baptist as
sociation hopes to reach an amica
ble settlement of the conflict in the
date for the association with the
county fair. The executive commit
tee is c< in posed of John W. Suttlo,
ex-officio chairman Because he is
moderator of the association R. L.
Weathers, H. D. Wilson, I). G.
Washburn, Mrs. John Wacaster and
j Mrs. J. W. Wood. This committee
I will receive a delegation of the
I Baptist ministers r. ho have al
j ready asked the entertaining
■church, the First Baptist of Kings
| Mountain, to request a change by
1 the executive committee which is
the only body that has the author
ity to make such change. The Firs!
Baptist church in Kings Mountain
last Sunday a week ago disapprov
ed a change on the ground that the
Lord’s business “should not be side
stepped for fairs and carnivals’’,
as one brother pvr* 1t. Practically
the entire group of ministers as
well as lay members of the associa
tion prefer a change in the date
for the association and argue that
if the change is not made that the
association will suffer more than
the fair in attendance and inter
est. Those who favpr the change
declare that the Lord's business
would not suffer by a change in
the date of the assooiational meet
[ ing to a week later and that the
First Baptist church of Shelby re
quested the executive committee
when it was entertaining the as
sociation last year to change the
date, and that it worked out satis
factorily to the association with
no disturbance whatever to the
It is pointed out by those who
(Continued on page seven.)
Will You Give Old
A certain individual of Shelby
who does not wish her name men
tioned, has given a second-hand
Victrola to the inmates of the
county home to brighten their lives
and make their seclusion less lone
some. This Victrola was in splendid
condition after it was overhauled
without charge by Mr. W. A. Pen
dleton, the music man, who wished
to have a part in the contribution,
Mr. Pendleton gave a few records
while the lady who gave the Vic
trola, also gave a number of re
cords to go with the machine. If you
have records which you have grown
tired of, won’t you kindly give them
to the inmates of the county homo
so they can enjoy the instrument?
If you have any records which you
can spare, please send them to The
Star office and they will be taken
out to the county home. “Uncle
Billy” the blind man whose sense
of touch has so developed since he
lost his sight, that he can operate
a typewriter, will he taught to op
erate >the machine for the enter
tainment of the other inmates.
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COTTON ESTIMATE IS g
82.000 BALES LOWER 8
When the government’s e*.
.tirnate on the cotton crop
was issued at 11 o’clock to
day, cotton went off about 50
points, but prior to the issu
ance of the report, it had
just gone up about 25
points, making a net decline
after the report of from 20
to 25 points, The estimate is p
15.166.000 bales; condition g
69.6. Ginned up to Septem- 8
ber 1st, 694.877 bales. Sev- §
enteen New York traders had
estimates that averaged 14,- «
Audit Prepared hv Frank Edmunds
For County Board of Educa
tion. Source of Income.
There went through the hands of
the county board of education
for the support of schools in Clev
eland county for the past year, end
ing June 30th, the sum of $384,
120.20, according to an audit pre
pared by Frank A. Edmonson, di
rector of division of school ac
counts, who spent several days in
Shelby in the offices of County
Superintendent Horace (Irigg and
County Treasurer Mrs. Mary Lou
Yarborough. The audit ia a com
plete schedule of receipts and dis
bursements, showing the source
from which all money came and
the various avenues through which
it went out. This $384,129.20 does
not insclude all of the money spent
for public school education in Clev
eland county as the city schools of
Shelby and Kings Mountain receiv
ed money from their municipali
ties which passed through city
school hoards and is not included
in this figure. The county board
of education, from its own revenue
or revenue secured from the state,
furnished the Shelby and Kings
Mountain city schools the sum of
Hog Tax Helped.
The sources of revenue which pro
duced the $384,129.20 necessary to
operate the public schools of Clev
eland county were many and vari
ed. For the teachers salary fund
the county received $179,620.67
from (general county property tax.
$5,628.16 from apportionment of
the state public school fund and
$3,753.91 front miscellaneous state
and county funds. Front fines, for
feitures and penalties the school
fund received $13,666.60. From
county special tax the sum of $28, •
195.97 was received, while the tax
on dogs which goes to the school©
fund to educate children brought
in a revenue of $2,862.43. The
amount of $129,246.90 was re
ceived front special local district
funds and borrowed from state
loan for school houses, etc.
I n paying out this. , enormous
fund of $384,129.20, the largest
Kem for expense was for teachera
who received $145,819,26. Other
items of expense were for fuel,,
school supplies, rent and insurance,
repairs and replacements, trans
portation of pupils, trucks, new
buildings and sites; new furniture
and apparatus, repaid loans to
state for buildings temporary loans
repaid and various other items
which left a balance at the end of
the year of only $86.82.
There was a conference yester
day between the county board of
commissioners and the county,
hoard of education which is seek
ing financial help from the com
missioners on about $11,000 in
notes, becoming due and which the
board of education does not have
funds with which to meet them.
This deficit is not from a single
year's operation, but a deficit
which has been growing larger
year after year. The county com
missioners recently increased the
levy of taxes for school purposes
12 cents over what it was in 1925.
Whether this will take care of the
school deficit or not, The Star was
unable to learn yesterday as the
two county boards had adjournad
and Superintendent Grigg was on a
round visiting schools of the coun
ty, no one with the information at
hand cduld be found.
Cotton Growers Get
Checks On Tuesday
There will be a meeting of the
members of the North Carolina
Gotton Growers association at
the court house Thursday morning
at 10 o’clock.
This meeting will be for the
purpose of paying back to the mem
bers the first year’s reserve fund.
All members will be required to
have their first year’s reserve cer
tificate in order to get their checks.
Mr. U. B. Blalock, general manr..
ger of the association will speak
at this meeting. What he will have,
to say will be of interest to every
member of the association.
Bury Vickers In
Rutherfordton, Sept. 7.—One of the
largest crowds in the history of
the county attended the funeral of
Joe B. Vickers, prisoner who es
caped from the state prison and
was shot last week by Rev. George
Wood, preacher-deputy of Kinston,
at Floyds Creek Baptist church,
near Forest City; Sunday after
noon. Revs. W. B. Jenkins of Avon*
dale and R. M. Childress of Caro,
leen were in charge of the serv
ices. The wife and children of Vick
ers were present. Many expects
Rev. Mr. Wood to attend the fu<
neral, but he did not.