VOL. XXXV. No. 141
THE CLEVELAND STAR
SHELBY. N. C. MONDAY
NOV. 26, 1928. Published Monday, Wednesday. and Friday Afternoons By man, per year «in advance)
___ J ^ ftiLtiiiuuiis Carrier, per year (in advance) $3 00
Cotton. Shelby _ 19*ic
Cotton Seed, per bu. .64'4c
Fair And Wanner.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
report: Fair and not quite so cold
tonight. Tuesday fair and warmer.
I.ight, and possibly heavy frost on
the coast tonight.
Cold Wave Here.
Shelby and section last night and
this morning shivvered under the
coldest snap of the year. A driving
wind late yesterday afternoon and
early last night sent the mercury
downward and early this morning,
around 6 o’clock, the mercury in
the Ebeltoft thermometer stood at
34, which Is unusually cold for
Wanderer, Who Frightened Mrs.
Spangler And Battled Hus
A heavy-set young fellow, appar
ently of foreign descent, -jiving his
name as Charles Smith and his
home as Detroit, was sentenced to
60 days on the county roads here
this morning by Judge John Mull
for an attempted intrusion Satur
day in the home of Mr. Clarence
Spangler. Llneberger street.
Just before Mr. Spangler came
home for lunch Satttrday, Smith,
according to Mrs. Spangler, w ho was
alone at home, opened the screen
door and came In on the back porch.
She locked the kitchen door and
thus kept him out of the house.
About the time Smith started to
leave Spangler drove up and when
informed what had happened he
caught the Intruder. In the edge of
his yard. Smith put up a desperate
battle to free himself from Mr.
Spangler and several times they
were down upon the ground, but
Mr. Spangler together with passers
by clung onto him until Assistant
Chief Roach and Policeman *Cook,
uhn hart been called hv Mrs Snail
Later at the county jail officers
say they found two skeleton keys In
Smith's clothing. Giving his age as
17, Smith said that he merely en
tered the back porch to ask for
something to eat, but his appear
ance there frightened Mrs. Spangler
and due to the battle he put up to
get away from Mr. Spangler it was
thought likely that he might have
gone on into the house had the door j
not been locked.
Louisville, Nov. 23.—The Rev. E.
Y. Mullins, internationally known
Baptist leader, died at his home
here at noon oday following a
stroke of paralysis on the morning
or November 10. He was nearly 69
years old and for the last 29 years
had been president of the South
ern Baptist Theological seminary’
Mr. Sam Marks Still
Older residents of Shelby remem
ber Mr. Sam Marks who lived here
up until twenty-five years ago. Now
he is out in Stephesiville, Montana
and in renewing his subscription to
The Star says: "I am still laugh
ing over the election. We are de
lighted.” Mr. Marks is a Republi
can, by the way, and when he liv
ed in Shelby his family composed
the famous "Marks band” which
played at social functions and
PLEASURE FLIGHT ENOS
IN DEATH FOR 3 TOLTHS
Seemonk, Mass., Nov. 25.—Three
young men were killed today when
their airplane plunged to the
ground from an altitude of 800 feet.
The victims were William Lang, 24.
Stanley d’ Ambra. 20. and Francis
Clancy, 18, all of Providence, R. I.
Toylands are being open
ed in Shelby, stores are fill
ing up with holiday goods
—Already packages are be
ing wrapped in holly decor
It’s not so long any more.
Do your shopping early—
and in Shelby.
If you’ll read the adver
tisements o f Christmas
goods in The Star you’ll lo
cate your bargains in Shel
Toll Of August Building Crash Reaches Seven
May Be First Class
| After Present Year
Fell Barfly Shy Of Mark Last Year
With Gains All This
When 1929 rolls around Shel
by may have a first-class post
office judging by the steady
gain in postal receipts at the lo
cal office this year.
X.a«t year the Shelby office, ac
cording to Postmaster J. H. Quinn,
fell short of the first-class mark,
which requires $40,000 in yearly
postal receipts, by cnly $2,800.
With only a month and one-half
to be recorded on the postal lists
this year, it is stated that postal
receipts this year have gained over
the receipts of last year with the
exception of one month, Septem
ber. in which the receipts were
slightly below those of September,
1927. However, in every quarter this
year there has been a gain ever last
year. In many months the gains
over the same month of the previous
year were termed substantial gains
by Postmaster Quinn.
Should Go Over.
If business during the remaining
portion of the year is anything
like normal, which is to ray if it
compares with the Mine period last
year, it seems rather likely that the
$40,000 total will be reached.
Prominent Woman Of South Shel
by Died Before Physician
South Shelby was shocked Sun
day at the sudden death of Mrs.
Mary Taylor Harris, one of Its most
prominent and respected women
and wife of Mr. W. D. Harris. She
was taken suddenly 111 at her home
about noon and died before a phy
sician could be called. Mrs. Harris
was 67 years of age and the daugh
ter of Hyden and Susaa Taylor of
McDowell county. At the oge of 13
years she joined Coopers Oap Bap
tist church and remained a con
sistent Christian all her life and a
devoted wife and mother, engrossed
in her home affairs.
Mrs. Harris wifi be buried Tues
day morning at H o'clock at Cane
Creek Baptist church near Chim
ney Rock, the funeral services to be
conducted by Rev. Rush Padgett of
the Second Baptist church here.
She is survived by her husband
and the following children: Ernest
Harris of Shelby, Walter Harris, of
Manchester, Ga., Mrs. Dixie Wilson
and Mr. Burgin Hamrick of Shelby.
Also surviving are the following
brothers and sisters: Z. V. Taylor,
Misses Belle and Zenevia Taylor of
Chimney Rock, Mrs. Hattie Ward
of Washington, D. C„ Mrs. Sallie
Yarboro of Long Shoals, Lincoln
county, Joe Taylor of Cltffside,
George Taylor of Mill Springs, N.
B. Taylor of Chimney Rock and
Burning Feather Bed
Occupants Of House No. 2*5 Away
When Fire Catches Feather
Bed. Carroll Sick
The odor of burning feathers in a
bed in house No. 26 Saturday night,
at the Eastside cotton mill village,
stifled firemen who went to the
scene to fight the fire and entered
the rooms with a chemical extin
guishers. Joseph Carroll, a member
of the fire department was stifled
by the odor of burning feathers
and is at home today sick ir bed.
It seems that the occupants of
house No. 26 were away when the
fire popped from the fire place and
caught the bedding. A roomer in
the house at the time, turned in the
alarm and the firemen responded
quickly. The blaze was soon extin
guished but the smoke which filled
the room almost overcame the flre
hien and Carrol is sick as a result.
THIRD DEGREE WORK AT
MASONIC MEET FRIDAY
Work in the third degree will be
put on at the meeting of Cleveland
lodge 202 A. F A: A. M. Friday
evening at 7:30, it is announced. Ail
local Masons and visiting brethren
are urged to attend.
Twice Cotton It
Did 10 Years Ago
The fanners of Cleveland
county are producing; twice as
much cotton nowadays as
they did 10 years ago.
lip to November 14, 1917,
only 16.4S0 bales, or 5,008 bales
less than half the crop of 37,
989 bales ginned up to Nov.
14. this year.
riles of The Cleveland Star
show that in 1918, up to Nov.
14, the county had ginned
County Leads N. C.
In Production Of
Cotton Now, Report
After Battling For Lead Position
For Years Tops Robeson And
L'p to November 14, at least,
Cleveland county is the largest cot
ton producing county in North
L'p to that time Cleveland had
ginned 37,989 bales; Robeson 33,367
bales; and Johnston county, 31,710.
This places the county 6,279 bales
ahead of Johnston county, which
usually leads other countries by
several thousand bales. It appears
now as if the cotton producing
honors of the state lay between
Cleveland and Robeson with John
ston standing an outside chance of
catching up with the ginning and
the two other counties.
Native Of Cleveland And Pastor At
Hickory Accepts Call To
Rev. R. C. Campbell, pastor of the
First Baptist church of Hickory,
tendered his resignation to the con
gregation at the service Sunday
morning to take up pastoral work
in Belton, Texas.
His resignation will take effect on
the last Sunday in December and
January 1 he and Mrs. Campbell
will go to Belton where he will as
sume the pastorate of the First
Baptist church with a congregation
of approximately 1,700 members.
Belton is a Baptist center and has
the Baptist female college which is
the only Baptist woman’s college in
the southwest. It has a student en
rollment of between 2.000 and 2,500.
Mr. Campbell has been pastor of
the First church at Hickory for the
past three years, coming from Scot
land Neck in 1925. He has been
among the most active of the mem
bers of the ministeriail association
and a leader in religious and civic
Mr. Campbell is a native of Cleve
land county and held a number of
FORMER NORTH CAROLINIAN
IS KILLED IN OHIO HOLD-UP
Morganton, Nov. 25.—Dr E. L.
Edwards received a message today
saying that his brother, Lonnie M
Edwards, was killed last night to a
hold-up in Akron, O. Details were
lacking. Dr. Edwards left at once
for Akron where his brother was
engaged in the wholesale grocery
business. He will be buried to Akron.
Thet Edwards family formerly lived
in Allegheny county and are prom
inently connected in western North
PEANUT. LODGED IN WIND
PIPE, IS FATAL TO CHILD
Rutherfordton, Nov. 24.—Joseph
Ray, 5-year-old son of Mr. and
Mrs. Broadus Dobbins of near El
lenboro died at the home of his
parents yesterday, five minutes aft
er he swallowed a peanut which
stopped up his wind pipe.
Joseph was the youngest son oi
a family of five beys. He was bur
ied at Walls Baptist church today i
with a large crowd attending.
CASES OF FLU III
COUNTY NOW, SAID
Epidemic Has Not Claimed Any
Fatalities As Yet But There
Are Severe Cases.
The “flu” is again rapine over
Cleveland county. The epidem
ic is nothing like as serious as
it was 10 years ago, but it is
stated y Dr. D. F Moore, coun
ty physician, that there may be
a couple hundred cases in one
form or another in th'! county
Practically every physician in the
town and county has several cases,
it is said. Some of the cases report
ed are rather severe but insofar as
can be learned no deaths have re
sulted froni the epidemic, which is
more the nature of the old time
la grippe than the Spanish influ
enza. Some of those, however, con
| fined with cold and grippe are pret
| ty sick, and physicians warn that
! all colds should be watched with
treatment starting just as soon as
the cold is caught.
Shelby Quint To
Be Built Around
Three “Iron Men”
County Cage Champs Star Train
ing Today. Wall, Bridges
And Gold Remain.
The basketball hopes of the Shel
by high quint, last year’s county
phampions. will be centered this
year about the three athletic “iron
men” of the school—Milky Gold,
Zeno Wall, and Guy Bridges. They
are the only regulars left from the
Those three youths, however, form
a good tiucelus for most any type
of sport artd for the last year or
so Coaches Casey Morris and Til
den Fails figure that they have a
pretty good squad out if the triple
trio shows up for any of the sports.
All three are football stars, while
Bridges and Gold are also basket
ball stars in addition to being var
sity cage performers.. Gold last
year captained the basketball team,
this year the football team, and
since the captain of the High five
will be chosen from the iion trio
there is a slight likelihood that he
may be a three-team captain, some
thing unique in the scholastic world.
In addition to the three- regular
varsity players reporting for prac
tice in the ‘‘tin can" today, the two
Shelby coaches will have a num
ber of strong reserves from last
year together with quite a bit of
new material. The reserves who
played in numerous games last year
are: Eskridge, Rippy, Poston, Sin
gleton, Gardner and others. And
among the new material is Mauney,
a guard on the strong Lattimore
quint last year. However, three of
last year's outstanding stars and
one dependable substitute are miss
ing in Capt. McSwain, Laymon
Beam, Floyd Cline and Ed Harris.
The material with which the
coaches started to work today is of
such calibre that the quint a fav
orite in the county race again t'-»c
year for the Rotary cup and is also
expected to rank high in the state
race, if the coaches deckle to en
ter the series.
Can is Larger.
Last year with tight battles be
tween Shelby and the flasny Lat
timore and Forest City quints en
thusiasm in the cage game here j
rose to a high pitch and on several
occasions the "tin can” could not
hold the throngs. Anticipating an
other big season school officials
have renovated the “tin can" and
added new bleachers and seats so
that the seating capacity of the
building, along the sidelines, is now
between four and five hundred peo
First Game Here.
The first game, probably on De
cember 12. is booked here with the
always strong Cherryviile quint fur
nishing the opposition. Coach Mor
ris says that his quint will play sev
eral games before Christmas.
CITY BOND ATTORNEY
A VISITOR IN CITY
Mr. Chester B. Masslich, of New
York, bond attorney for the city of
Shelby, was a visitor here Satur
day^ conferring with Mayor Dor
sey,'5 Of ficials and other officials at
the city hall. City Attorney C. A
Burros', and Govern , -r'e-t O. Max
Gardner, a personal friend.
King George Fights Death
Late dispatches from London today stated that there
was very little change in the condition of King George, of
England, who became ill last Wednesday and gradually grew
worse until late yesterday when dispatches had it that he
was fighting for his life with a congestion of the lung or
Bulletins issued at the royal palace today did not create
additional worry in England but they failed to allay fears
already he’d by the English people. The bulletin stated that
“the king spent a restless night,’* adding that the pleurisy
tvas spreading, explaining meantime that it was the natural
course for it to do so. It was also stated his temperature
had not been above 101 as was stated in some reports. Yes
terday before the king became worse the Prince of Wales, on
an expedition in India, had not been summoned, but today it
was not known whether or not he had been called home. It
would take, by ordinary travel, 22 days fer the prince to get
tyack to London. Although the bulletins from physicians to
day gave very little definite information there are grave fears
in England that the king may be near doath. The congestion
began in a lung that has caused him trouble for some years.
Outch Whisnant, Ball Star, Now
Unconscious At Shelby Hospital
Horace (Dutch) Whisnant, for
mer Shelby high baseball star, was
reported to be unconscious at the
Shelby hospital today with very lit
tle change in his condition follow
ing the amputation of his light leg
Friday. At times, however, he is said
to be rational and talks'very well.
The former diamond star's limb
was taken off as the result of a bul
let wound received about the knee
in which the arteries of the leg
were severd resulting in no circula
tion for the lower part of the limb.
He was shot, according to informa
tion known so far, near the power
house at Lawndale Saturday night
one week ago. He hied profusely be
fore he reached the hospital early
on the following Sunday morning
and weakened by the loss of blood
and no circulation in the leg his
condition became so critical that the
amputation became necessary.
P. A. McEntire, who was placed
ender a $500 bond just after the
shooting, had his bond increased to
$£,000 when it was realized that the
young man, who has not been mar
ried long, was in critical shape.
Spot cotton was quoted in Shelby
today at 19’ic. John F. Clark and
company's cotton wire was out of
order today and Clevenburg's letter
which usually appears, did not
New York cotton was up, how
ever, about ten points.
Boy Who Hoboed His Way To
New Orleans Is In Cabinet \
New Orleans.—A man who hoboed
his way to New Orleans 06 years
ago $o get a dollar-a-day job driv
ing a mule team delivered the prin
cipal speech here today at the an
nual convention of the American
Federation of Labor.
He was James J. Davis, now sec
retary of labor.
“Thirty-six years ago I hap
pened to be in New Orleans with
a little labor matter on my mind,'
tie said. “I was a youngster very
much in need of a job and anxious
ly hunting one."
Secretary Davis explained lie had
been an iron peddler in Ijirming
luun but a dispute close dthe mill.
"A number of u; came by way
af a side-door Pullman to New Or
leans where we goi jobs working
an the levee, I was driving a pair
Jf mules that 'ragged-' a din scrap
er. Never before had l driven
nules. but I had to have a job and
urn's willing to try anything. One
Say the hahd'e cf she :':rap.;r'.rrnr' ,
up and handed me a wickni cut i
across one of my eyes.
“The boss 5&w the blood on my
face and fired me for incompetence.
By all the rules of the game I had
at least $20 coming to me. But did
I get it? 1 did not. I got it where
the handle of the scraper got me."
Turning to the settlement of in
dustrial disputes Secretary Davis
said his eight years in office had
taught him that, "iorce will never
”We must arrive at Our industrial
conclusions in a peaceful and har
monious way." he added. "All our
problems can be solved without re
sort to violence if we but sit about
the council table and think in terms
of what is best for all concerned,
the people as well as ourselves.”
Aside from Secretary Davis’
spetth the convention spent prac
tically fill of its time today passing
resolutions without a dissenting
Vote. For a few moments the dele
gates stood with bowed hea.ls in tri
bute to the men -s who nave died
during the past year.
III EWES CASES
Kings Mountain Cases Numerous
On Docket. McGills Get
The special term of civil court
closed here Saturday. Many cases
were disposed of and the civil cal
endar cleared up, but the majority
of the suits were settled through
compromise action. A big percent
age of the cases developed in Kings
The largest suit, that of Mrs. J.
T McGill arid others of Kings
Mountain, for $100,000 was settled
for $2,500, according to Clyde R.
Hoey, one of the attorneys in the
The suit, against the Town of
Kings Mountain, was brought over
a septic tank of the city, which the
platntiffs charged polluted the
streams on the McGill lands. The
damages given in the settlement
were in the nature of permanent
damages with the city to leave the
septic tank as is.
Condemned Land Case.
In another Kings Mountain case
J. H. Sipe was the plaintiff against
the town. In the construction of
the new waterworks at Kings Moun
tain 27 acres of land belonging to
Sipe was condemned for the res
ervoir. An appraiser gave Sipe $1,
662 for the land, but he carried the
case to the court where the ap
praiser's estimate was adhered to
and the plaintiff paid the costs.
C. B. Haney, of Kings Mountain,
suing thje Phoenix Mills for dam
ages because of alleged personal (in
juries was given $1,000 by Com
Mrs. Bessie Howell's suit against
the Inter-Carolinas bus line for
personal injuries was seitled fqr
$750. Bhe was & passenger on the
line In the County, it was said, when
the alleged injuries Were received.
C. F. Moss suing Charlie Heffner
for injuries said to have been re
ceived by a truck was given $75.
■>— ees l ife S125.
The suit brought against the Nor
f. • v.wStern railroad for the
death of Floyd Patterson, colored
man of this county, at Winston
Salem resulted in the plaintiff re
Fined For Drinking
While Here In Car
Well-Dressed Man And Woman
Practically “Passed Out” In
A neatly dressed and a finely
clad, rather handsome young wo
man. who he said was his wife, were
arrested and jailed here about 11:30
yesterday morning by city officers
for being drunk and driving a car
Shortly after being jailed the
young woman gave a cash bond for
herself and spent the night in a
hotel. They gave their names as Mr.
and Mrs. L. M. Bunnelle, and he
said his home was in Greensboro,
although she stated that she was
from Georgia and was en route to
Asheville to visit her people. They
were arrested in their new Chevro
let coach in east Shelby when offi
cers noticed that the car was weav
ing from one side of the road to the
other. Both were intoxicated.
In county court today the man
was fined $50 and the costs and or
dered not to drive again for three
months, while the woman was fin
ed $10 and the costs. The latter paid
her fine and left early in the day
to secure the $75 necessary to get
her husband out of Jail.
Child Is Found Dead
In Bed At Eastside
Eugene Hopper, four moriflis old
child of Mr. and Mrs. Lloyd Hopper
of the Eastside Mill village, was
found dead in bed Sunday morning.
Cause of the death is not known.
The child was in its usual health
Saturday and it is thought it might
have taken suddenly ill during the
night and could not wake its sleep
Coroner T. C. Eskridge was noti
fied but upon investigater, reach
ed the conclusion that death was
due to natural causes and no inquest
was thought necessary.
A Daughter Born.
Mr. and Mrs. Bynum E. Weathers
announce the birth of a naby girl.
Majorie Ann. on Wednesday. Nov
ember 21 at the Shelby hospital.
Dies 3 Months
J. C. Thomas. Laborer, Dies In IlM<
pital Here .Saturday. Was
The death toll of this section’s
worst disaster, the building collapse
of August 28, climbed to seven here
Saturday evening when J. CJ.
j. Thomas, colored laborer, died in the
Shelby hospital bed he has been ftn
i since the tragedy of three months
Thomas on the day of the Crash,
which at the time claimed fix lives
and injured many others, was em
ployed in the excavation work wi
der the McKnight building. As the
other walls tumbled down upon thp
basement of the building in which
he worked, the colored man was
buried deep in the debris cf brick,
tw’isted tin and splintered flooring.
Hours later his broken body was
extracted from the heap and rush
ed to the hospital. For some timtj lit
seemed to recover rapidly from A
broken arm and other injuries, but
as the weeks passed he failed to
show any more improvment and ap
parently the fatal injury wg* to his
back and he lias been paralyzed
from the waist down.
He died shortly after 7 o’clock
Saturday evening. His family lives
on the street running south from
the county jail, known as “Jail Al
ley,” and according to reports he is
the third member of his family to
die in a short, period of time.
Other victims of the crash were
Miss Ora Eskridge, Messrs. Aleut
Hoyle, Guy Greene. Clyde Carpen
ter, Zeb Blanton and Carl Blanton,
MnU, Mauney And Miss C allahan,
Injured In Crash, Are Back
Familiar faces beamed about the
quarters of the First National bank
last week as three of the bank’a
clerical force, who were the worst
injured in the building crash bn
August 28, returned to their desks.
They were Assistant Cashier Clar
ence Mull, Clyde Mauney, clerk, apd
Miss Marguerite Callahan. j
Mr. Mauney, whose foot and leg
were broken, worked early in the
week but did not work during the
latter part of the week. Both Mr.
Mull and Miss Callahan, who were
badly broken up, are employed at
desk jobs where they may remain
seated during the work hours.
In Truck Turn-Over
Vernon Davis, Piedmont Grocery
Driver, Painfully Injured Here
Vernon Davis, colored driver of
the Piedmont grocery deliverer
truck, is in the Shelby hospital to
a serious condition from injuring
sustained Saturday at ter noon early
when his truck flipped over ' with
him as he came down the Freed
man road to the junction with
The truck was headed down the
grade, it is understood, when It
flipped over and the portion of the
tin fender where it joins the run
ning board partially disemboweled
the young colored boy. He was rush
ed to the hospital, and at first It
was thought- that he might be fat
ally injured, but at the hospital
today it was stated that he was do
ing all right considering the ser
ious nature of the laceration in tile
Creative English *• |
Classes In Shelby
Youngsters Getting Practical Ex
perience In Dramatics In
Local talent plays and public ap*
pearances oi home folks In SheJtty
in the years to come promise Im
provement due to the creative En
glish work being carried on in the
! city school system here this yett.’ ■ 'Ji
The creative English course, ]
taught by Miss Ora Upshaw, had a
daily class and the students typ
ing the course are given practical
experience in visiting the grammar
! grade schools where they in' tbr»
instruct the children* in stage lat
, ting and other practical portienfc pf
i the creative English course of Study.