Published Monday, Wednesday. and Friday Afternoons 5ym*U' *** year (in advance) $2.50
' J Carrier, per year (in advance) $3.0t
What? More Rain.
Today * North Carolina Weather
Report: Showers tonight and Thurs
day. Not much change in tempera
Mull Call* Meet.
Odus M. Mull, North Carolina
Democratic chairman, has Issued a
fr>inal call for a meeting of the
atate executive committee in Ra
leigh Friday evening at the Sir
Walter hotel. The main business, it
I* Raid, will-he to name a successor
!o Senator Simmons as national
rornmltteeman. To date prospects
are that Cameron Morrison, former
governor, will be the Simmons suc
IDDEO TO THE STAR
Brevard Lattimore Added To Staff
Of The Star—Carrier System
To Re Extended.
A subscription list of 5.000 by
January 1 is assured by The Star
by the addition of Mr. Brevard Lat
fimore. sour of Dr and Mrs. E. B.
Lattimore to the staff of the paper
Mr. Lattimore will devote his time
to circulation. working with tht*
dewen carrier boys who are now' de
livering the paper each day of pub
lication directly into the homes of
subscribers in Shelby and suburbs.
A carrier will be put on at Kings
Mountain for delivery of the paper
there in the afternoon of the day is
sued. Quicker delivery will be pro
Tided for Lattimore and other
points in this and adjoining coun
ties served by passenger bases.
The Star has endeavored to keep
Its subscription price low and now
it is one of the cheapest papers per
issue than any local newspaper pub
lished in North Carolina, being less
than two cents per copy delivered
Those who are served by Star car
rier boys pay 25c p"r month for 13
issues or only $3 00 per year for an
every other day paper. Those
served by mail pay only $2 50 per
No pressure has been put on cir
culation heretofore because The
Star s subscription list was 4,500 per
Issue, which taxed the capacity ">f
the old press, but the new rotary 24
page press will be running about Sep
tember 1, and this press will print
20.000 papers an hour.
The feature services such as
comic strips, cartoons, stop news
photographs, fashion pictures will
be added when the new press is put
No Hearing Held
Yet For Man Who
Shot His Family
Wile And Two Children Of Hudson
Improving: At Hospital Here.
'Sen Hudson, young Casar man
tfho is charged with emptying a
barrel of shot into his wife and two
young children last Sunday after
noon. is still in the county jail here
awaiting a preliminary hearing.
Officials stated today that so far
no date has b"cn set for the hear
ing as it is thought best to hold
Hudson until it is certain that the
tjgree members of his family are
fptirely out of danger. At the hos
pital today information was that
Mrs. Hudson and the two little girls,
all of whom were sprinkled with
birdshot. were improving nicely and
that they seemed to be out of dan
ger, although all of the shot have
not been removed
According to charges, Hudson
fired upon hit wife and the two lit
tle girls when they started to leave
tjaf house after a quarrel Sunday
afternoon. The wife was shot about
the hip and the little girl in her
arms was sprinkled about the legs
and feet while th- other one walk
ing at her mother's side was sprin
kled with shot about the head
Wreck Victim Better.
\ Plato O. Ross, 60-year-old Fall
ston farmer, who was seriously in
jured in an auto collision at Fall
ston Sunday evening, was re
ported to be somewhat improved
at, the hospital today. Ross received
* broken hip and other injuries and
for a time considered in serious
City Borrows $10,000
For A Short Period
At a called meeting of the city
council last night, the city clerk
was authorized to borrow $10,000 for
a short period of time to meet pay
Kfnts for the extension in the elec
trical department. A bond issue has
been authorized for this depart
ment, but the bond market is not
inviting just now. so the sale is
being withheld until it is thought
the bonds will sell to a better ad
Alger Hamrick It
Vlade Mayor Pro-tem
Alger Hamrick was recently elect
ed mayor pro tern by the unanimous
vote of the aldermen Mr. Hamrick
In his modest way voted against his
election to this position. He is a
member of the board and has been
for the past year. The election of a
mayor pro tern W’as brought up by
rayor Dorsey himself.
War Vet Prisoner Coming Back
* * * *** *•*
Lewis And Harp Back To Rocks
Frank Lewis, otherwise James ,
Robert Lewis, the big blonde war .
veteran, and his famous mouth harp
are coming back to the Cleveland
county rock pile.
Sheriff Hugh Logan, his son Fred '
Logan and Tom Cornwell left yes
terday for Washington to bring
back the World war veteran who j
escaped from the No. 6 chain gang
here while serving a sentence for
shooting into the humble home of a
neighbor on a hillside in the South
Mountains. At the time of his es
cape some months ago friends and
ex-service men here were attempt
ing to secure a pardon for the big
At the outset of the World war i
the big mountain boy enlisted with
the famous Canadian regiment, the
Princess Pats, and made a good
record overseas. Returning home u
part of his livelihood was earned by
blowing old-time mountain tunes
on his mouth harp. As time passed
he became a character, and broad
cast with his harp over radio and
also made phonograph records. In
ti*e meantime trouble developed be
tween him and his mountain neigh
bors. Then one night the shooting, a
court trial, conviction and the war
vet started a sentence cn the chain
gang. About the time plans were
underway to seek his pardon he
dropped out of sight. Weeks later
friends heard of his whereabouts
and last week District of Columbia
officers notified local officers that
Lewis was held there.
Sheriff Logan and his prisoner
are expected back about the latte.
part of the week.
Sunday School Workers Meet At
St. Peters Methodist Church—
(Special to The Star.)
The sixth annual Cleveland
county Sunday school convention
convened at St. Peters church
Thursday evening. August 9. Owing
to the inclemency of the weather
the attendance was not so large as
was anticipated, though all present
were amply paid for their coming.
Such were the speakers that prac
tically every one who attended the
first meeting attended also the
Both Misses Davis and Batchelder
spoke at each of the meetings. A
record of attendance was taken at
each of the first three meetings. A
committee was appointed at the
morning service. The committee
made their report at the afternoon
session and the following officers
f vro. t?,
Belwood; . -vice president, C. T.
Stanley, Fallston; secretary, J. 3.
McKnight, Shelby; children's divi
sion superintendent, Mrs. J. E.
Aderholt, Kings Mountain; adult!
superintendent, Clyde R. Hoev,'
Shelby; young peoples’ superintend- i
ent. H. Clay Cox, Shelby; adminis- I
trative superintendent. Jno. p1
Mull. Shelby. |
At this session the attendance
pennant was presented to the Sun
day school having the best attend- ,
ance based on the number of miles
traveled Mr. Stanley had the pleas
ure of carrying this pennant to the
Fallston M. E. church.
The place of next meeting was
not decided on but will be announc
ed at a later date.
The evening session was. if pos
sible, more impressive than either'
of the preceding ones. Miss Batch
elder's final subject was “Through
the Eye-Gate." Miss Davis con
cluded by discussing the subject
"Stories and Story Telling.”
CHARGES UQl'OR BOUGHT
IN DR. STRATON’S HOTEL
New York, Aug. 14,—The Rev.
John Roach Straton, pastor of Cal
vary Baptist church, was on the
warpath today when he was in
formed that liquor had been pur
chased in his newly acquired hotel
near Greenwood Lake, N. Y. The
clergyman, whose recent sermon
criticizing Governor Smith drew
the governor's fire, took title to the
hotel six weeks ago for the Green
wood Lake Christian assembly.
A reporter told Dr. Straton that
he had bought a quart of whisky
over the hotel bar. Amazed. Dr.
Straton said he would oust the
lessee of the hostelry if the charge
could be proved. Then he appealed
to various authorities and was final
ly advised to swear out a warrant
ind have the place searched.
Miss Helen Hartgrove of Hamlet
is visiting Mrs. Hudson Hamrick.
WIT OF Ul
11 TO COTTON
Some Reports Of Worm In County
Now. Demands Quick
According to reports in recent
days thr' Cleveland county cotton
crop, considered the best in years,
may be threatened with the army
worm, which is a rival of the dead
ly boll weevil.
County Agent Alvin Hardin ad
mits that the worm. if it were to
show up here now, could do much
damage in a few weeks, but no evid
ence of the worm in large numbers
has been seen, it is said.
Should any of the worms be dis
covered in the county farmers are
urged to get in touch with the
county agent at once so that proper
steps may be taken in attempting
to halt the cotton pest.
July Weather Was
QfGh&t Benefit *
To Carolina Crops
Raleigh.—July weather brought to
nearly all North Carolina crops,
combined figures showing a 5.9 per
cent increase in estimated yield
over the estimates made at the
close of June, the state department
of agriculture reported.
"Practically every crop in the
state showed some improvement !
during the month or maintained its !
condition prospects as reported July i
1,” said the announcement.
"Some cotton farmers have com
plained that the weather has hurt
them, while others declare it has
been too dry. Rains for the mast
part seem to have been local in
“The corn crop shows an improve
ment of 6 per cent over the July 1
estimate. The production indicated
is 45.978,000 bushels as compared
with 53,626.000 harvested last year
and an average crop for the past !
five years of 49,697,000 bushels.
“Tobacco also showed an improve
ment of 6 points during the month.
The 78 per cent crop reported is
two points below August 1 last j
year, one point above the ten yea. 1
average, and indicates a 482.410.0000 I
pound production as compared with !
the 485,300,000 pounds produced last !
Make, A Big Yield
Tom Webb's Buffalo Mountain
orchard just above Toluca has pro
duced an enormous crop of peaches
this year, most of which have been
sold on the Shelby market. He has
hundreds of trees in bearing, yield
ing the choicest varieties of the
prettiest fruit that has been seen
here for years.
The heavy downpour of rain last
Friday night swept away his lake
which had been stocked with fish.
Hoover Careful Enough To
See He Has Big Fight Ahead
Stanford University, Calif.—
While Herbert Hoover is gratified
by both the reception of his accept
ance speech and the reports cn the
political outlook brought to him
here, he appreciates that he has a
battle ahead for the presidency.
Friends of the Republican nomi
nee disclosed that the information
as to the situation over the coun
try given him by party leaders has
been somewhat different from that
which some of these leaders have
given to the public through the
newspapers Generally they have
advised Hoover that there is a real
contest, hut that they are confident
as to the result.
Having received detailed reports
from Dr Hubert Work, chairman of
the Republican national committee,
and other leaders who came here
for the notification ceremonies
Hoover did not regard it as essen
tial that he attend the national
committee meeting at San Fran
cisco. He went to that city, however,
to be present at a session of the
board of trustees of Stanford uni
versity of which he is a member.
Several Republican chieftains ac
companied him back to his home
here and he spent a couple of hours
RUSHING TO GET
Bell, Charlotte Lawyer-Methodist,
Says South Will Stand
Charlotte, Aug. 14.—Methodist j
leaders are far from unanimous in <
accepting their bishops’ views with J
reference to A1 Smith and the Dem
ocratic party, according to James^A
Bell, prominent local la wye;
member of that church and a
ber of the North Carolina
cratic executive committee, who re<|
turned to his office Monday aftef
ten days at Junaluska, the great
Southern gathering place for Meth
Mr. Bell spoke with his cus
ary deliberation and apparently
for political effect, and his com
ments were received by Democrats
j here with deep interest.
“I talked with churchmen from
| all through the South." he said,
i "They included doctors, school
! teachers, lawyers, business men and
S ouiers. very lew oi mem were oi
! the opinion that their respective
; states would fair to go Democratic
! this Fall, most of them being of the
: opinion, however, that the Demo
; cratic majority would be smaller
: than usual. Those with whom I
I talked were from Virginia, NoitTi
| Carolina, South Carolina and Louis
I iana and were practically all Dem
j ocrats. With few exceptions they
j told me they expected to vote the
' straight Democratic ticket and that
j they believed their states would
vote the same way.”
Mr. Bell will attend the meeting
of the state Democratic executive
committee in Raleigh August 24,
which will make a recommendation
for filling Senator F. M. Simmons’
vacancy on the national committee.
Mr. Bell, who was the first commit
teeman to announce for former Gov
ernor Cameron Morrison, said that
he felt that there was no longer
any doubt as to his appointment.
Wilmington Committeeman To
Support Neither Smith
Wilmington. Aug 14.—Unable to
support the presidential candidacy
of Gov. A1 Smith, New York. J. A.
Taylor, prominent North Carolina
Democrat and outstanding in Wil
mington as a civic leader, today an
nounced his resignation as a mem- j
ber of the state Democratic commit- I
While refusing to support the j
Democratic nominee. Mr. Taylor in
formed Chairman Mull that he
“has no intention, purpose or desire j
to support Hoover."
Sent To Mull.
Mr. Taylor's letter of resignation
went forward to Chairman Mull, of
the state committee, several weeks
ago, with a suggestion to the Demo
cratic leader that he release it for
Experts Open Drive
Against Rats Here
l'. S. Representatives- Come Here To
Co-operate With City Offi
cials In Drive.
H. C. Nooan and T. H. Cooper are
in Shelby with the city officials in
a campaign against rats,1 roaches,
etc. The campaign will last about
90 days and similar campaigns are
being conducted at the same time
at Gastonia and other near-by
places. These gentlemen say they
have nothing to sell and no parti
cular rat poison to boost, but will
ask the wholesalers and retailers to
supply the basic poisons at a mini
mum charge so that the people who
buv can select their own choice.
The effort to eliminate these ro
dents will be directed against all
public places, Residences, etc. It
is said that thousands of dollars
annually is lost because of these
pests and similar campaigns have
been conducted in other cities with
gratifying results. In Anderson. S. C.
alone 14,000 rodents were killed.
The routing of rats from the city
has become both a sanitary and
economic problem and in order to
carry on the campaign here effec
tively, the city will be divided into
districts and worked thoroughly.
Cline Will Speak
At State Meeting
Mr. A. E. Cline, chairman of the
Cleveland county commissioners
and county business manager, is m
Wilmington attending a meeting of
the state association of county com
Today Mr. Cline is scheduled to,
make a talk on county government
Introducing “Sunsuits” For Children Here
A group of children playing in the court square pa rk, where they have plenty of fresh air green gras*
and shades. The youngster in the center holding the ball is Oliver Anthony, jr.. who appeared publicly in his
"Sun-Suit,' a new garment which children are wearing this season. It is a one piece affair and a very little
piece at that-somewhat of an abbreviated bathing sui t, that lets the sun strike the body for specialists a~e
now urging sun rays for health.
The children in the picture are Mary and Sara Baker. Bill Best, Virginia Whitworth H Q Best jr
Oliver Anthony. jr„ Gene Anthony, Gene Baber. ’ "
Rains Right On But Water Is Shy
City Water Getting
Short, Mayor Urges
Sparing Usage Now
Station Flooded By High
, Water Means Little Water.
• “Use city water sparingly”
was a word of warning issued
this morning to the citizeas of
Shelby by Mayor Dorsey. The
Wgh water of the last few days
f*;rflowed the intake si the
eify pump station and drowned
two 50 horsepower motors, mak
it impossible to pump raw wa
ter from the river into the re
Pump station master Toms says
no water has been pumped since 3 a.
m. Tuesday morning and the sup
ply in the reservoir is down three
and a half feet. Fortunately the
rain of last night and today helped
maintain the supply in the reservoir
and the surplus remains about the
The two large motors were taken |
from the intake tower in the bed of I
the river yesterday and carried to :
Charlotte at midnight for baking.
It is thought they will be recondi- !
tioned today and brought back. The 1
motors will probably be Installed
within the next 24 hours and the !
pumps started to work again, but.
until this is done. Mayor Dorsey
asks that the people be as sparingly
as possible in the use of water.
New Manager Here
For Gilmer Store
Formal announcement has been
made at Gilmers that the manager,
C, A. Rhodes, who has been head ot
the local store for a year and a half,
is being removed to the new Gilmer
store at Martinsville. Va.
The change will b“ effective at
once. Mr. Rhodes is planning to
leave the city next Monday, with
the new Shelby boss already on the j
ground. The new manager's name is '
W G. Gabriel, who comes from
Statesville, where** he has been a
Gilmer manager for several years, i
While heartily welcoming Mr.
Gabriel, the people of Shelby will j
be keenly aware of the loss not only 1
of an efficient business man, but of i
a friend to the community, in the |
removal of Mr. Rhodes.
But the shift will be for him in
the nature of a promotion, the Mar- j
t insville store being a new one in
the chain, just opening.
N. C. BAPTISTS STAND
THIRD IN .MEMBERSHIP
Washington. Aug. 14.— Members of .,
the Southern Baptist convention in
the United States in 1926 numbered
3.524,378 persons, maintaining 23.
374 churches. The figures were an- j
nounced today by the census bureau
which said the totals compared with |
a membership for the denomination
of 2,708.870 persons in 1916, when
23,580 churches were maintained.
Of the southern Baptist congre
gations 21,515 were classified as
rural and 1,859 as urban. The Texas
representation of the denomination
was the largest, totaling 465.274,,
with 400,560 members in Georgia
and 385,940 in North Carolina.
Mr. Raymond Lawing. of Char
lotte. was a Shelby guest on Tues
day evening with friends,
Tom Dixon Says
Smith Is Best
Rev. Thomas Dixon, Cleve
land county’s most noted son,
author of “Birth of a Nation”
and son of the late Rev.
Thomas Dixon, saintly Bap
tist minister and church
founder of this county, be
lieves that Al Smith is better
than the best Republican.
In the Raleigh News and
Observer he is say-,
Ing* “IMfy view b that in this
hour of our nation’s history
any Democrat, wet or dry.
Catholic or Protestant, is bet
ter than the best Republican.’
bi um mins
Four bridges, none of them on
main highways, were either washed
away or badly damaged by the high
water following the heavy rain
storm last week, it is said at the
court house. One was located near
Zion church, one in No. 2 towmship,
one in No. 7 township and another
in No. 8.
Other than the bridge damage
farmers say that the worst damage
was suffered by the corn croD.
Young corn was not so much hurt
but much of the larger corn was
either broken by the wind or had
the roots torn up.
BREAKS HIS NECK IN
New' York, Aug. 14.—Frank M.
Parr, a taxicab driver, died today
of a broken neck when he rammed
his car into another automobile in
retaliation for a beating he had re
Parr had engaged in an argu
ment with Christopher R. Murphy,
and came out the loser in an ex
change of blows. Police intervened
and sent Parr north in his car and
Parr turned about and chased
Murphy several blocks, finally crash
ing the machine and sending it into
an excavation. Parr collapsed at
the feet of a patrolman who had
pursued him. The sudden jar broke
his neck, police believe.
Seven Inches Of
Ram In 4 Days
And It Keeps Up
May Rain As Much In One Week
As In Average Six Months
Seven inches of rain have
fallen in this section in a fear*
day period and With a s$*#dy
rain continuing today the Min
fall for a period of one %cel*
may gtMSo or above *0 infne*.
From last Thursday after
noon at 6 o'clock, according to
rain report at the postofflce
bureau here, it rained .25 of an
inch^ From Friday afternoon
until Saturday afternoon it
rained 5.82 inches.
i No rain fell from Saturday even
ing until Sunday evening, but from
I Saturday evening until Monday
evening there was .48 of an inch,
and from Monday afternoon until
'Tuesday afternoon there was .45 of
It began raining again Tuesday
afternoon, continued Tuesday night
and early today the downpour be
came steady and it was still raining
during the forenoon with no indica
tion of a let-up. The total rainfall
from Friday until Tuesday, as to
I tailed from the figures above, was
even seven inches.
May Hurt Crops.
The heavy storm last Friday
night did considerable damage to
county crops and with the rain con
tinuing farmers of the county are
becoming worried about crop pros
CHECKED WITH SERUM
Berkeley, Cal,—Infantile paralysis
may be checked with little injury to
patients, providing treatment with
convalescent serum is given within
48 hours after symptoms are discov
ered, two University of California
physicians reported to the journal
of the American Medical associa
The physicians Dr. E. B. Shaw,
and Dr. H. E. Thelander, reported
that in 17 cases of children ex
hibiting marked signs of infantile
paralysis serum was administered
within 48 hours with no deaths or
persistent “after paralysis.”
Mr. and Mrs. Corrace Weathers
who have been visiting relatives1
here for the past four weeks, re- j
turned today to their home in San
North Carolina Enemies Of
Smith Have No Plans Complete
Committee May Not Be Named
Before End Of Week. Study
Raleigh.—Rev. C. A. Upchurch,
superintendent of the North Caro
lina Anti-Saloon league and a
prominent figure at the statewide
conference of anti-Smith Demo
crats held here last Friday, stated
Tuesday that he has been advised
that the committee empowered to
select an executive committee will
probably not meet before Thursday
It was stated at the time of the
conference by J. L. Morehead, of
j Durham, chairman of the commit -
■ tee, that some of those under con
! sideration wished to read Herbert
Hoover's acceptance of the Repub
lican nomination before reaching a
decision and that an announcement
would probably be made.
Mr. Upchurch stated Monday that
a state headquarters will be main
tained but the place for it has not
1 yet been selected.
CITY sens TO
STURT SEPT. 10,
Teachers Meet Morning: Of 10th.
Registration Of Students
The Shelby city schools will open
on Monday, September 10, accord
ing to an announcement made by
I. C. Griffin, city superintendent.
Actual school work will not get
underway until the following day,
Tuesday, but on Monday morning a
general teachers' meeting will be
held followed by registration of
students in the afternoon.
The schedule for the entire
school year, including the holiday
periods and closing date, follows:
September 10—Monday, general
teachers' meeting, 9 a. m. to 1 p. in.
Registration of pupils in all schools,
2 to 4 p. m.
September ll—Tuesday, regular
sessions in all schools.
November 29 and 30—Thanksgiv
December 21—Regular sessions.
All schools close for Christmas holi
January 2—All schools reopen.
April—Easter Monday holiday.
May 26—Sunday, commencement
May 31—Friday, all schools close.
June l—Saturday, all final re
ports filed and checked.
OF HI CITIES
Gastonia And Shelby Clubs To Hart
Joint Jdeeting Here This
An inter-city meeting of the
Gastonia and Shelby Rotary clubs
will be held Friday evening at 7:30
o'clock at Cleveland Springs, it is
The of the Rota- 4
Ians will also include their wives,
known as Rotary Anns, and invited
No formal program for the even
ing has been announced as yet but
it promises to be one of the biggest
Rotary affairs staged here since
the organization of the local club.
New School House
Near Capacity In
Second Week Start
No. 8 Building Just Completed Al
ready Has 500 Students. Big
The new brick school building in
No. 8 known as the No. 8 school is
already crowded almost to capacity
according to reports from the of
fice of Supt. J. H. Grigg.
At the beginning of the second
wreek yesterday approximately 500
pupils were enrolled, 100 in the high
school department. The big trouble,
however, will be in a shortage of
teachers, it is said. With the budget
cut down for teachers only 11 were
assigned to the NO. 8 school and
they have their hands full already.
Only three of the 11 are in the
high school department and it may
be necessary to add one more, while
at least one is needed, it is said,'in
the elementary department.
The new school was created from
four districts—Union, Fairview, De
light and Newhouse. Prof. J. L.
Dennis is principal of the school.
Rutherfordton, Aug. 14.—Sheriffs
and their families from every sec
tion of the state arrived here today
for the annual convention of the
State Sheriffs' association.
Attorney M. L. Edwards delivered
an address of welcome this after
noon at the initial meeting in the
court house. Tonight Charles E.
Boger. superintendent of Jackson
Training school, spoke on “Coopera
tion between , the officials of the
state and the training school." He
urged the sheriffs to cooperate with
all state egencies in developing
young manhood and to check the
crime wave now sweeping over the
Here On Saturday
A meeting of Cleveland county
teachers in eight months schools
that have opened, or will open soon
will be held here in the court house
Saturday morning at 10 o’clock it
is said. Although the meeting is
especially for teachers in long term
schools other teachers are invited