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SHELBY, N. C. FRIDAY, DEC. 21, 1928. Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons By mail, per year <in advance) $2.50
___ Carrier, per year (in advance> $3 00
The Market.
Cotton _ _ 19c
Cotton Seed, bu. ......._'BT’aC
Warmer .Saturday.
Today’s North Carolina Weather!
Report: Fair and slightly, eolder j
tonight on the roast. Saturday fair .
with slowly rising temperature.
Business Kush.
Shelby merchants are making
preparations to handle tomorrow,
Saturday, one of the largest shop
ping crowds in the business his
tory of the town. Shoppers have
been swarming the streets all the
week but due to inclement weather
and the "flu” merchants believe a
great portion of the shipping has
been delayed, and anticipate, there
fore, record days Saturday and
Slayer Of Daughter Still . llssing !
Since Cutting Tuesday
Night. . j
Martha Megginson, colored wo
man, whose throat wasjyjt Tuesday
night and whose 65-year-old lather,
Henry McLollie, was accused of the
cutting, died this morning about
8:30 o’clock in the Shelby hospi
The woman was brought to the
hospital here Wednesday morning,
having remained without medical
care all night although she bled
The cutting took place at the
home of the woman’s brother on
the farm of Jim Catnp. The ne
gress, it is said, left the home of her
lather in Gaffney, because he
abused her and was said to have
attempted intimacies with her, and
came to her brother's home on the
Camp place. Later, it is said, her
father followed her to his son's
home. Tuesday night the son, it far
understood, was away and the
father went to the daughter's room
and after some trouble slashed her
Officers seemed a warrant and
started a search for McLellie Wed
nesday but today he was still miss
Court Idle, Booze
Being Hoarded For
Yuletide Egg-Nog
Judge Mull, However. Describes It
As The Calm Before A
Judge John Mull picked up the
docket book "of the county recorder's
court this morning, looked it over,
slammed it shut and did not go to
the court house. No cases were
Which is quite an oddity ior
Shelby—a day to go by and no
court, and it amid the holiday sea
son, too.
Judge Mull's explanation of the
fact that lio cases were booked,
when usually there are several
eases each day the year ,hr»ugh,
was: "It's just one of those calm
spells before a storm, Just watch
out for next week and the follow
ing week, we ll be having court
then all day long.'
His observation is that the drunks
tall off in number just before a
holiday season and then make up
for it on the holiday itself. Mean
time court observers opine that
what booze there is on hand is be
ing saved up for the Christmas
egg-nogs and gin-rickeys.
Youn^ Matron Is
Dead* In Hospital
Mrs. Rose L. Johnson who died
in the Shelby hospital Wednesday
night a t the age of 20 years, is
being taken today to Coco. Florida,
for interment Sunday. Mrs. John
son leaves her husband and a baby
about ten weeks old. They came
to Shelby a short time ago. Mr
Johnson being engaged ir the con
struction of the Hotel Charles
building, owned by the Blanton es
If you are served The Star by
a carrier boy in Shelby, give him a
small coin for Christmas. He is a
lad, holding his first job.
No Star Out On
Next Wednesday
There will be no issue of
The Cleveland Star on Wed
nesday, December 26. Fol
lowing a custom of omitting
one. issue in order that em
ployes who get out the paocr
may have a short holiday
vacation the paper issued
Monday will be the last one
until Friday’s Issue.
Mayor Dorsey In Statement About
Fireworks, law Stays On
seem to think that the law
seem to thin k that the law
against, the shooting of fire
crackers in public places in
Shelby should not be enforced,
and since they feel that way I
suppose it will be that way this
year,” Mayor W. X. Dorsey told
The Star yesterday when asked
to what measure the fireworks
ordinance would be enforced In
the city this year,
' What are we going to do about
the firecracker shooting uptown
this year,” he was asked.
"That's the very question I ask
ed the board of aldermen recently,"
the mayor answered.
Talked With Aldermen.
"XJieir reply,” he continued, "was
that the people seemed to desire
that the boys be permitted to shoot
their firecrackers uptown,"
At that point the mayor stated
that he told the board that he be
lieved if the law was not to be en
forced it should be taken from the
books. After talking it over, how
ever, it Was decided that the fire
cracker ban should remain on the
books so that if cit izens became tired
of the promiscuous shooting oi
fireworks and asked that it, be
stopped the law would still be there
so that the officers could enforce
it.'- ^ . I
“Six officers would have a mighty
hard time keeping 3,000 people from
shooting firecrackers, and it seem
ed as if there were about that many
who wanted to shoot them in Shel
by last year." he added,
"Of course.' Mr. Dorsey declar
ed.” if citizens are worried arid
troubled too much by the fireworks
and there is danger or property
damage and they ask that it will
be; stopped the city officers are
ready to take up the task."
He pointed opt tl^Jher&jj,M
not only danger of physical injury
when iirecrackcrs are tossed among
people walking the streets, but also
danger of damage to property from
Twelve Deaths In
Five Days In This
Section Of County
Mere Sickness A inf Deaths Now
Than Any Time Since Ten
Years Ago.
Judging by the death records and
reports of physicians there is far
more sickness and more deaths Oc
curing now over Cleveland county,
at any time since the Influenza
epidemic during the World war
period back in 1918.
A checld over the files of The
Star for t wo issues this week shows
that twelve deaths were reported in
a five-day period in and about Shel
by, On Saturday there were four
deaths, Sunday one, Monday three,
and one up until press time Wed
Influenza Worse.
No large percentage of the deaths
this week and last, however, was
due to the influenza epidemic, al
though physicians say that the
cases seem to be getting more severe.
Rainy, cold weather during the
week lias added to the influenza
toll, but the major danger of the
epidemic now is that, due to the
holiday season many people who
have partly recovered from the “flu”
Will gel out, expose themselves and
have a relapse. This relapse from
influenza, is very dangerous phy
sicians say and they m-ge those
who have been sick to take good
care of themselves for at least two
Legion Members To
Have Holiday Feed
Officials of the Warren Hoyle
American Legion post here an
nounce that the members of the
post will stage a Christmas barbe
cue supper m the Company K
armory on Friday night. Decem
ber 28, beginning at 6:30.
W. S. Beam, vice-commander of
the post will have charge of the pro
Should Get Pension
Checks Right Away,
A. M. Hamrick, superior court
Clerk here. warns veterans and
widows that they should call for
their semi-annual Confederate
pension checks as early a- possible
The warning is issued due to th"
fact that the checks will not fcr
payable at Raleigh after 60 days.
Cementing Friendship in Ecuador
Friendly, affectionate even, was reception of
crowds in Guayaquil, Ecuador, as President
elect Hoover (arrow) passedJ^etwecn cheering
lines on his way to the presidential palace. The
photo below shows Mr Hoover’s car almost
in front of the Anir ican legation Inset,’1 to
r., President-elect Hoover, President Isidro
Ayora, of Ecuador, and Mrs. Hoover.
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$10,000 In Savings 11
For Holidays Here
The three Shelby banks
week and last turned loose
approximately $10,000 i n
Christmas saving eheeks to ;
local people for their holiday |
shopping, it is announced.
The majority of the sum was
saved through the Christmas
saving clubs.
Local Store Of Chain Will Close
Doors Here Monday Night,
Gilmers, Inc., announces the
closing of the department .store
Monday night.- With the close of (
the Christmas shopping season
comes the close of this well known
store, which has been a fixture in
Shelby for many years.
When the corporation announced
the withdrawal ffbm the Shelby
field, a definite drive was made to
induce them to change the plan.
And for a time it appeared the ap
peal would be successful. But later,
a definite and final announcement
was made that they would remove
to another field.
The store has been a prominent
factor in local business for a de
cade. A number of popular figures
have been identified with the bus
' it is understood that both the
present manager, Mr. Gabriel, and
the advertising manager, A. H
Galloway, will remain with the j
corporation.. And it is said that
several other of the employees-will
have places in the new storg, when
it shall have been established, it
they do desire.
The business interests of Shelby,
with whom will be included The
Star, and the public generally, will!
regret to learn of the final decision i
to close the store. Meantime, names
are already being mentioned of es
tablishments that will occupy the;
Gilmer quarters. One of the stores,
has been definitely leifted by aj
chain store, and another is believ-1
ed to be a. candidate for the La Pay- j
ette street side.
Cutting Not At Jim’s
House, He Announces
Jim Camp, respected colored man
of lower Cleveland, announces that,
the cutting scrape Tuesday night
in which Martha Megginson, col
orde, was slashed about the throat
by her father was not at his house.
The Megginson woman and her
father were in a house on Jim’s!
place, but not in his home as was
announced in the paper. “I don’t
have any such scandalous doing at
my house,” Jim declared in mak
ing the announcement,
Mailing List To Be Revised.
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The Star’s mailing list will be re
vised jus* after the hohdays. If you
, haven’t -anewed. do so at one-. The
j labal on your paper shows expira
[ tion date.
Hoover On Southern Tour Serves
As Advance Agent For America
i By Rodney Dutcher,
NEA Service Writer.)
En route with Hoover in Latin
America.—Herbert Hoover has been
making his way through the Span
ish-speaking Americas as the high j
priest of his nation's new policy of
economic approchment in this
Chosen to guide the United States
through its next four years of in
dustrial and business expansion, he
has sought first to sow the seeds of
permanent friendship in that field
which offers the nearest opportun
ity for American manufactures and
American capital.
He has functioned as* an advance
agent, a contact man or as a vis
iting overseer of our vast invest- i
merit and trade interest below the
Rio Grande—whichever one cares
to call it.
A Go-Between.
Not the least part of his task is
that of fixer. He has undertaken
to how these countries that the.
United States harbors no wicked1
designs against them, and his at
tempts were well timed. Our pre
Morrow policy toward Mexico and
Nicaragua advanced our interests
in this hemisphere in no respect
whatever. Hoover appears to have
realized that, and Coolidge as well.
So that, in referring to Hoover
as the high priest of our new eco
nomic policy, one does not picture
Hoover as traveling with a con
cealed cln*) He is not dissatisfied
with the political or military situa-,
tion in Latin Amen'"’, But he is
profoundly concerned with Amer
ica's future prosperity and expan
sion. la the recent campaign he
avowedly assumed that burden.
Trade, he made clear in a pre
liminary informal conference with
correspondents, was not based on
sentiment. In his opinion, the three
essential factors; for happy com
mercial relations between nations
Insofar as he is able, Hoover is
acting en tour with these factors
in mind. Freer intercourse be
tween the leaders and peoples ot
western nations, better communica
tions between nations and wider
interchange of news, views and
culture, ant. reassurance a:, to the
amicable motives of all concerned
are Some ol the ways in which they
will be more completely attained.
What Industry Faces.
The future is inscrutable, but it
is as certain as anything can be
that the 20 Latin-Amencan repub
lics are bound to play an increas
ingly important part in our domes
tic industrial welfare.
The department of commerce,
under Hoover, has repeatedly
warned that American industry
faced the stiffest competition it ever
had from Europe; that desperate
efforts would be made to retrieve
economic domination. Internation
al cartels, sometimes financed by
European governments, have been
organized to fight us on all fronts
—South America, the Far East,
Europe and even in our home mar
Germany, in some Spanish-speak
ing countries, already nas regained
all the trade she lost during the,
war . Britain is a hot competitor.
The fight is distinctly on.
Meanwhile, it is highly signifi
cant that Europe is becoming more
and more industrially self-sufficient
The United Kingdom, our big
gest export market, bought $133,
000,000 less from us—or 14 per
cent—in the fiscal year 1926-27
than in the year previous.
French and Italian imports from
the United States showed cuts *ot
13 and 16 per cent respectively.
Germany bought $117,000,000—32
per cent—more from us in 1926-27,
but that was a fortuitous circum
Europe has always taken a
larger share of American exports
than any other continent, but, that
share has been less than 50 per
cent for the last two or three
years. European imports from
America have dropped from 72 per
cent of our total exports at the be
ginning of the century to 47 per
cent in 1C27,
Our imports from Europe have
decreased similarly from 50 per
cent to 30 per cent. Meanwhile.
South America receives less than
10 per cent, of our exports and pro
vides 12 per cent of our imports,
1927, showed that we provided 39
per cent of the imports of the 20
Latin-American republics, com
pared with 31 per cent for Britain.
Germany and France combined.
Our total commerce with Latin
America amounts to about $2,000,
000.000 a year.
Our investments in Latin Amer
ica are estimated at something
Short of $5,000,000,000.
It should not be supposed that
Hcover's h&pe is to drive other na
tions out of Latin-American mar
kets or that it is to our interest
to do so. Hoover realizes that it
is important to us tha> Europe al
so be prosperous; otherwise we
will suffer as her buying power de
creased. Nevertheless, it. is a mat
ter of great moment that we main
tain our commercial position in
this hemisphere and that we build
up the contact, understanding and
esteem which Hoover considers so
Two Injured In Car
Crash Improved Now
“Doc" Weascn and Cfalvin Adams,
severely injured Monday night
when their car was struck on high
way 20 by an auto said to have been
driven by Alan Simpson of Wax
haw, were much improved today
and were able to leave the hospital.
Reports from the hospital also
stated that “Dutch” Whisnant, for
mer baseball star, whose leg was
amputated due to a bullet wound,
is improving slowly.
Mrs. Dunn Gets Four
Months In Jail Here
Mrs. Elizabeth Dunn, the gray
haired white woman in whose bed
a quantity of whiskey Was found
last week by city ptficeis, this week
received a four months jail sen
tence in county court.
It was the second time she had
appeared in court on a whiskey
my sin to
New Year Brings Business Changes.
Buick Agency To Be Moved
January 1st.
The approaching new year brings
the usual changes in business own
ership and location and the first
to be announced is the purchase by
the Crawford Chevrolet company
of the Jordan Chevrolet company.
Mr. J. R. Crawford of Kings Moun
tain has taken the position held by
Mr. W. E. Jordan for three years
in the agency for this popular pric
ed car. made by General Motors
Buick Agency To Move.
Mr. Crawford took charge this
week and retains the same per
sonnel that worked for Mr. Jordon
including Tom Osborne, and Lem
Elmore, salesmen, Frank Kendall,
parts department head. Summey
Garver and Dewey Jones, mechan
ics. On January 1st, the Chevro
let agency will vacate the Gardner
building and will move simultan
ousiy with the Chevrolet.
Mr. Jordan came to Shelby
three years ago and has become one
of Shelby's best citizens. He iden
tified himself with the civic and
religious life of the community and
it, is hoped by his many friends that
the sale of his business does not
mean that he will leave Shelby. He
was not ready to announce any
plans as to his future yesterday.
New Building Soon.
Mr. Crawford has associated with
him Mr. Ernest Burwell, Buiok deal
er at present at Spartanburg, ■ Mr.
Burwell will remain with the agency
Jhere, while Mr. Crawford wall be in
charge of their interests here. They
have been associatecr*together for
12 years in the automobile busi
ness, first as Ford dealers, then as
Chevrolet and Buck dealers. Both
are therefore experienced men in
high standing with the General
Motors company.
Mr: Crawford will bring Ids wife
to Shelby shortly. They have heen
living at Kings Mountain where he
was Chevrolet dealer, but he sold
that agency before closing the deal
Their location in the Lackey
building after the first5 of the year
expects to be only temporary. They
are planning to erect a new build
ing that will be modern in every
particular and just suited for the
use to which they will place it.
This building will be announced
later when plans are completed.
New Six Car Next Week.
Tlie transfer in agency comes at
an important period in Chevrolet
history for the new six in the price
range has been announced and Mr.
Crawford says a display car will be
shown for the first time on Satur
day Dec. 29th. The new six Chevro
let is said to be the greatest value
General Motors has ever put out
: and an important step in motor
| manufacture, since the four cylin
der is no longer put out.
Captain Mattison
Arrived In Shelby
Today For Holidays
Brcther-irdaw- Of >lrs. L. Host
engaged In Making Survey
Of Florida Coast.
Capt, G. C. Mattison. brother of
Mrs. L. C. Bost who arrives ill
Shelby today, accompanied by his
wife, lias been engaged for a num
ber of years as master of the
United States Survey Vatch Ly
dnnia, which arrived in the port at
I Jacksonville a. few days ago. Capt!
Mattison is completing his survey
charts of the Florida coast; for the
government m an attempt to db
j tain a true shore line,
; Much of this work has been com
pleted but there is much data yet
to be obtained so that the ma
riners may know the exact depth
of the water to a point at least
thirty miles off shore, it is declared
In an effort to complete this work
the government has sent three sur
vey boats to the Florida territory
this year, one the Ranger, will
work out of Miami and New Smy
rna while the Natama. a new ves
sel for the Florida coast will do
in-shoal work off Cape Canaveral
The latter vessel is of lig'-t draft
and will be able to work much
closer in-shore than the other two,
the Ranger and* the Lydonia which
will do the general off-share work.
The recent, hurricanes which
swept the Florida coast have chang
ed the general coast line to some
extent says Capt. Mattison,
\ Birth.
Born to Mr, and Mrs. Boyd
Pi'or't, cf Gaffney. S. C . Thursday,
December 20, a fine son.
Santa Will Visit Homes Of
Shelby’s Poor—Star Fund Is
Now Near $600, More Coming
Sells Agency
W E. Jordan, popular auto deal
er here, has sold his agency to a
Kings Mountain purchaser. Mr.
Jordan's plans for the future have
not been definitely announced.
Many Had Already Closed Due To
"Flu" Epidemic. Open On
December 31.
All rural schools in Cleveland
county, which have not already
closed, will close today for the
Christmas holidays..
The schools will open again on
December 31, It is announced by
J. H. Gri^g. county superintendent.
Schools closing early in the week
| or last week included Piedmont,
Waco. Grover, Bethware and Boil
ing Springs. A number of the
smaller schools closed last week due
to the epidemic but opened again
Monday of this week.
In the session of county court
held yesterday at Kings Mountain
. by Judge John P. Mull, Leonidas
Hoover was sentenced to six months
on the gang and James Rook was
given two months upon a cotton
stealing charge. Both are colored
men. 'The cotton was stolen from
J. B. Patterson, Hunter Ware, and
a Mr. Arrowood.
Gaffney Negro Loses
Hand By Firecracker
Gaffney.--The urge to "see what
f would happen” cost a 10-year-old
| Gaffney negro his left hand last,
| Friday when he applied a lighted
match to an unexploded piece of
fireworks found on the Cherokee
county fair grounds.
The firecracker, or whatever it
was exploded with such violence
that Wallace Jordan’s hand was
badly mangled. He was taken to
the City hospital where - surgeons
found amputation necessary.
The. boy is a son of Julia Jor
dan, who lives near the fair grounds.
It is supposed the explosive was
a part or the fireworks used at the
county fair in October, although
this was not. known definitely.
!V!rs. Hamrick Shows
Some Improvement
Mrs. Hudson Hamrick who lives
at Salem church on the Shelby*
Kings Mountain road is a little
better this morning with pneu
monia, it is learned from her broth
er. Squire Sylvan us Gardner of
Shelby Her husband who died of
paralysis at the age of 48 years,
following an attack of influenza,
was buried Thursday in a down
pour of rain at Salem Methodist
church where he was a member.
MY. Hamrick was 48 years of age
and one of the leading men in his
community. Funeral services were
conducted by Rev. R. L. Forbis and
Rev. G. P. Abernathy.
Mrs. Glenn Moore Clotworthy
and cousin of Atlanta, and Mr. and
Mrs Martin G. Williams, of Jack
sonville, Florida, will arrive in
Shelby tomorrow to spend Christ
mas with Mr. and Mrs. 1 W. Ham
rick Mrs Wi’hamis will be remem
bered in Shelby as Miss Marguer
ite Hale.
Over SlOfl Contributed To Commun
ity Mime Wednesday. Com
mittee Meet*.
Old Kris Kringle, the merry,
kind-hearted old fellow who will
shoulder his pack and make calls
at the more humble homes of Shel
by Monday evening, is this after
noon arranging his pack for the
rounds. Which is to say that the
executive committee handling The
Star’s community Christmas fund
for the more unfortunates is meet
ing this afternoon to decide Just
how the money and merchandise
will be distributed among the many
needy rases In the town. ’ '.of
The committee is composed of J
B Smith, welfare officer; Mrs
Fred Morgan, and Rush Hamrick;
This afternon members of thf
committee will investigate the ac
tual needs in each poverty-strick
en. unfortunate home and the fund
will be properly divided among
them in shoes, clothing, groceries,
coal, wood, medicine and other nec
essities of life.
Response Is Good.
The response to the fund thta
year ha-s been unusual considering
that the appeal was sent out late
due to the influenza epidemic. tfjrr
until Wednesday noon $478.50 had
been contributed. In merchandise
and money. In the two day period
since $115 has been added, making
a total of $593.50 until noon today.
Among the late givers were num
erous people and one Sunday school
from the rural sections who did
their bit in alleviating the Yuletide
sufferings of the county’s largest
center of population.
Just what the $600-fund will
mean to those who wlH benefit
will perhaps never be fully known
by those who gave. One little fel
low, aged seven years, just hoped
that he would get a pair of shoes
ir nothing else. He didn’t even ask
for a rifle, or toys—he hasn’t been
accustomed to such. But in addi
tion to the shoes he will get stock
ings and a coat, and what’s mgre
his mother will be given groceries
and coal so that he afld his broth
ers and sisters may eat and be
warm Christmas day although they
will not have toys and trinkets as
will other children. Medicine badly
needed in one home will be pur
chased: an overworked mother will
get a little present for herself; a
sick father who wondered, as sor
row haunted his eyes, would play
Santa to his tots will be enabled to
look from his bed and smile as the
charity fund's Santa comes jogging
hy Monday evening.. Here', there,
and a’! over town • the fund will
.-.oread its bit of cheer <Jh the.eVfh
ing before.
Those Who Gave. .
ri'nmtv. i Kins turned in prior to .
noon today are published below,
while ' !io~r reported later in the
dav will appear-Monday:
Previously acknowledged ... JM8.50
Mr.’i*-~rnicry Ward Co._
A Blanton Grocers --- $10
Woman's Club
Ishpening Club, $5
Tom Moore_l-.I-.-.J.i-i-—. $5
J. R. Dover v.————
H. p. Wolfe -i.—-.. $1
A Friend ..• $1
Total . ....- .. $593.50
Telephone Pole Cut.
In Two By An Auto;
Driver Not Hurt Bad
A Helper ....-Jl,
Miss Mattie Adams .
Kadesh S. S.
Sherrill Bible Class. Central
church . __ —li,
Carolina Fruit and Produce
Cctpuany -
F. O. Gee ..
J. P. Toms .
Cclc-red Man Wrecks Nat Bov
Uuick On West Warren
.Street Thursday.
Allie Turner, colored man, had u
narrow escape from death
day about noon while driving |j
Buiek sedan of Mr. Nat Bown
east on West Warren street,
ner, it is presumed, slapped on
brakes and with the pavement _
the car swerved front the npf9
the right and crashed into a
phone pole and tree. The
and the tree tore up, while!
portion of the car was &
w reck.
Turner was cut about the
but as the full blow erf the
was right against the driver's
his escape with that injury
miraculous. After the wreck ;
rant was issued for Turner
ing him with temporary
the car. {M

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