North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXXV, No. l
SHELBY, N. 0. WEDNESDAY, JAN. 2, 1929. Published Monday. Wednesday, and Friday Allernoi#* «y mau.perj
Carrier, per
The Markets.
**on pj,. j,n>_„ 67'jC j
'otton, per lb.19c
Fair And Colder.
L today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair tonight and Thursday.
Colder tonight with slowly rising
temperature Thursday.
.fl- Vanderburg Defense..
In fense attorneys-for Jacob Van
:30 if*. 1"-j car-old Gaston farm
lly »eld in jail charged with Itill
■vc members of his family and
ing the home to hide his crime,
ast night in Gastonia to plan
defense. Attorneys hinted that
-•y might come into possession of
formation which would clear up
mr of the mystery about the
•rrlble crime. The report of the
Toner's jury *-n be made Satur
Ifce Kennedy Sworn In. Law
’ yers Present Watch To
| Judge Mull.
Cleveland county's new recorder,
Or ace Kennedy, and one of the
fcingest judges in North Carolina
as sworn into office here yester
ay morning alter wrneh he heard
first case ar.d disposed of the
Year's docket
he swearing in of the new
ge came as a Climax to quite a
emony put on by the Cleveland
mty Bar association honoring
retiring Judge. John P. Mull,
also the new judge.
Given A Watch,
token of their appreciation for
service on the bench of the bar
iation presented the retiring
with a handsome white gold
and case, the presentation
made by Governor-elect O.
ier, head of the bar as
Tried 5,470 Casts,
his four years and one1
a. office Judge Mull dispos
ed cases, the Information
hi his short talk of ap
I for the gift tendered
fof his admiration for
Of the Cleveland county
1 . .....
■Tying a.* *v -■cases m mis
Bnc* the last Siionth of 1924,
pjet to find what I would
i dirty deal by a lawyer and
truthfully say that no crook
il tactics have been practiced
tve listened to all types of
tries, and many of each type,
hinfcM r go out of office and
B the practice of law that all
lad tales I nave heard
aid me greatly In presenting
it eases before the court.”
» Kennedy was swom in at
erlod by A. M. Hamrick,
if superior court, following
|the new jurist made a few
■ in which he resolved at
fanning Of a New Year and
Into do his best*to hold up
Lndard set in this court by
r p. Cleveland Gardner,
charge of the program,
worn *.i before the com
t Monday. Practically
mfcei' of the Shelby bar
pM fa; the prrsentation of
[to the retiring judge and
Uking of the oath of of
Ldge Kennedy.
Damages For Hand In
Last March In Mill
been filed in the su
here wherein A. W.
nt of eastern Shelby,
i Burlington Cotton mills
amages for an injured
to the complaint,
I filed by Attorney W.
the hand was tom
of the Burlington
ch 29, 1928.
ourg, manager of the
eparing to move this
newly selected loca
te the present
le announcement is
made shortly of the
|present A & P head
Richbourg received
at the Shelby store
le top of the list in
1 division in Christ
County Has One Income Tax Pay
er For Every 195 Inhabitants.
Ranks Low.
Only 200 citizens of Cleveland
county pay an income tax, this be
ing an average of one income tax
payer for every 195 inhabitants, ac
cording to figures compiled by the
University News Letter.
With this average Cleveland coun
ty ranks below the average county
in North Carolina, the state aver
age being one income taxpayer for
every 82.2 inhabitants.
Of the • five adjoining counties
Gaston has the largest number of
income taxpayers with 850, or one
for every' 77 people; Catawba has
422. or one for every 94 people;
Burke has 160, or one for every 157
inhabitants; Lincoln has MW, or one
for every 185 people, while Ruther
ford has 180 income taxpayers, or
one fcr every 191 people.
Mecklenburg -Leads.
Mecklenburg county had the larg
est number of individ'.r’s filing fed
eral income tax returns covering in
comes made during 1928, the num
ber being 4.450. Mecklenburg also
ranks first in the number of in
habitants per individual income tax
return filed, with one return for
every twenty-one individuals. Bun
combe is second in inhabitants per
return, while Buncombe and Guil
ford are tied for second place In the
rtal number of returns filed.
Clay county had only one individ
lal who filed a federal income tar
ntura for 1925. Alleghany had five
I arsons who filed Income tax re
t vch of which not more than fifteen
iidivlduals filed returns.
For the entire state there were
35,332 individuals who filed returns
t overinj the income year 1926. How
ever, exemptions exceeded net in
comes for 19.274 of these individual#,
leaving '16,058 persons In the sfa^e
ft ho actually paid a federal inowne
tax. An average U one person out of
every 822 filed a federal m&sne
tax return, and about one out of
every one hundred and ninety ac
tually paid an income tax.
Deposits Are Larger And All Re
port A Prosperous Ye*r. To
Ele^t Officers Soon. . .
Dividend checks to the amount of
$21,750 were mailed yesterday to
shareholders in the First National
bank, Cleveland Bank and Trust
Co. and the Union Trust company,
Shelby’s three strong banking in
stitutions. Each bank head reports
a prosperous year and an increase
in bank deposits, surplus and undi
vided profits. It was one of the
most prosperous years in Shelby
banking history’.
The usual six per cent semi-an
nual dividend on a capital of $250,
000 was paid by the First National.
This dividend amounted to $15,000.
A similar dividend was paid July 1.
Recently this institution's total re
sources passed the five million
mark. On January 8, the annual'
meeting will be held at which offi
cers and directors will be elected
for the ensuing year.
A three per cent dividend was
paid by the Cleveland Bank and
Trust Co. on its capital of $125,000,
this distribution amounting to $3,
750. The balance of the profits was
placed to surplus and undivided
profits and reserves which after di
vidends are deducted will amount to
$158,000. The annual meeting of
the shareholders of this bank will
be held next Tuesday, January 8.
The Union Trust company which
maintains branch banks at Latti
more, Fallston and Lawndale paid
its usual three per cent semi-an
nual dividend o na capital of $100,
000, the total dividend at this per
iod amounting to $3,000.' Ttore-Jias
been a steady increase in deptsita
and affairs reported in first class
Trio County Couples
Are Married In S. C.
Citizens Talk
Another Vote
On School Plan
Board Plays Hands Ofi Bat Arons
ed Citizens May start A
Shelby people may tiike another
vote on the city school question
when six months have passed with
the hope that a second ballot bat
tle will end in such a manner that
the local high school may remain
on the accredited list by operating
a full year.
However, the city school board
announces that it has nothing to
do with the discussion of the plans
being considered. “We intend to
run the schools here Just as long as
the money holds out-after that
It's up to the citizens.''
The Flan Talked.
The plan, as talked by numerous
citizens Who are worried at the fact
the schools will be closed before the
entire year is out, is that a peti
tion may be passed over the entire
city asking citizens to sign a pledge
to vote for the tax levy when the
measure comes (o a vote the sec- j
ond time. If enough signatures arc
being signed to assure citizens be
hind the movement that the meas
ure will carry when it comes to u
vote the second time then it is
hoped that the school authorities
may agree to complete the year
with the pledged understanding
that the measure will go over.
Six Months Off.
By law another vote on the school
levy cannot be taken until six
months after the first vote is tak
en. This means that another elec
tion cannot legally be called before
June, which will be more than one
month later than the schools can
operate with available funds, ac
cording to the school auditor,
The plan, however, is that If the
petition shows that the measure w ill
go over the schools may complete
the year in view of the passage of
the measure Just after the school
inose pro;
effort. K>
me. piau JH au
_Ti to Remove the
^~rwr*- from «h*lby
jSrjW*1 nlMMr*ri a. chance. believe
that the measure wOl pass readily
if put to a vote again.
"Many, many citizens,” they***,
"did not realise the seriousness at,
the situation at the tint election
and failed to register and vote.
Others who were against it seen)#
were not aware of the real plight
the schools were in and wopl^ .Vott*
ftir it fadw that they see tb* tiRufF
curtailed schools will mean t»dfcd»
by and to the children of Shelby
whose morale in the school room
has been shattered since the holi
days due to the belief that their
people do not care whether they
get equal educational advantages
with' othsr children.”
.Ma definite move about the peti
tion has been made other than
general talk, although the school
board is definite in its statement
to leave the matter to the citizens.
“We truthfully told the people be
fore the first election how tilings
were," states the board, “and they
deemed not to believe its or not to
care. It’s a job for the people now."
School Of Missions
At Presbyterian Ch.
A school of missions will begin at
the Presbyterian church here Wed
nesday evening at 7:30 o’clock, ac
cording to an announcement made
by Rev. H. N. McDiarmid, pastor.
AH men’s and women's organ) za
i tions are urged to enroll for the
first session. The school will con
tinue for si* weeks and hold every
Wednesday evening instead of the
usual prayer meeting. Miss Eliza
beth Brown will lead the women's
division while Prof. I. C. Griffin
and M. H. Randolph will lead the
mens’ division. The book for study
is “The Desire of all Nations" by
Dr. Egbert W. Smith. .
Fallston Club To
Meet This Fri
tSuecial to The Star> r
2.—’r.At Fallston
tSub v 111 meet
at the club
2 o’clock/ Every member
be present
Byrd Honors His Boyhood Hero
i W '
i __.____-_
Upon the occasion of his recent visit to Christchurch, New 1
Zealand. Commander, Richard E. Byrd paid a tribute to the
man who, in his own words, was “the outstanding hero of my
boyhood days,” Captain Robert Falcon Scott, famous Antarctic
explorer. The intrepid American is here shown laying a wreath
upon the Scott monument.
;• ’..C■ .
Many Disasters In
Section During 1928;
Review Of Big News
Hotel Fire And Building Crash Outstanding
Items Of Shelby News During Last .Year.
Politics Played Big Role. New Cotton Rec
ord. Year Generally Quiet. Star’s 1928
The year 19J8 was featured in tills'
section Ihortt ftuttapier and trag-,
by ffcfSSfljg e
edy than by H$t$Bfg else accord
ing- Wrw“tevteW WMocal events of
th<t section as puljjis.jied In The
Star during tin yean
-.vjf-*: - • «E5fi2#JSF-.-T:
uH vas a quiet
PlfifUlt a steady
a new high
mink tor county agriculture. Dur
ing the year the county moved to
tint place in‘cotton production and
the IOC*! pogtdJflre receipts justi
the oMfcc tat0
the fintHriaortfet.
The tint news" of the year
was with the. beginning of the year
itself whep a pear riot resulted as
1,000 or more people stormed the
pity hall here New Year’s eve to
protest the ban of Mayor Dorsey
on the shooting of firecrackers in
public places.
The first big disaster of the year
was the Central hotel fire In which
three were burned and a fourth
victim died later. In August came
the building crash in which six
were killed and the seventh vic
tim died later.
The entire year, of course, was
featured by politics, with great in
terest here in national, state and
county races.
At the fag end of the year the
outstanding big news was the defeat
of a proposed increase tax levy for
city schools, whereby Shelby schools
may go off the accredited list due
to a curtailed term..
The News Review.
The year 1928 with its big events
is assembled below by months from
files of The Cleveland Star:
Jan. i—One thousand citizens
protest firecracker ban in demon
stration before City hall with riot
nearly resulting.
Jan. 3— Laymon Beam and Jos
Singleton. Shelby high stars, play
with All-state eleven against Oak
Ridge in Lexington.
Jan.9—Baptists Sunday schools in
KfaigK Mountain association credit
ed with being first in Sorth to at
tain stand&id ranking.
Jan 11—Shelby textile plants cut
down one day per week on sche
dule of operation due to overstock
ed market t°r goods
Si January 'here, during first month
qf Leap Tear.
Feb. 6—Election called to vote on
county-wide long school term, date
being set March 19.
Feb. 8-—News announcement that
Cleveland Star, tri-weekly, has
greater circulation than 18 dally
papers hi North Carolina.
Feb’ 10—Survey by I. C. Griffin,
of city schools, shows that popula
tion of Shelby increased by 97V
people from June 1927 up to Feb
rlsiy L
Feb. 14.—Lattimore highs elimin
ate Shelby from basketball race, 35
Feb. 20—City school enrollment
reaches 3,028. "
Feb. 20—C. S. Young succeeds
late W. D. Lackey on county school,
rug novel r ire.
Feb. 23—Cleveland hotel destroy
ed by tire with $190,000 property
damage and death toll of three.
Victims were Henry Kerr, clerk: H. i
H. Carmichael, and Dr. J. R., Hen
derson, ot Charlotte, both guests of
hotel. Kerr gave life heroically;
warning guests so that they might
leave burning hostelry. Was town’s
worst tragedy to that time and en
tire city grief-stricken.
Feb. 2 T—Start drive in Kings
Mountain association to make Jun
j iorcollege of Boiling Spring*.
j4b. 29—J. C. Newton announces
as candidate for county solicitor op
posing P. Cleveland Gardner. Bight
now seeking Democratic nomina
tion tor sheriff. They are: John
Beam, Pink Lackey, C. R Doggett,
Marshall Moore, Irvin Allen, Frank
Hoyle, E. L. Webb, and Ed Dixon.
March 8—John Dickson, Grover,
enters sheriff’s race.
March 0—E. A. Wellmcn enters
race for sheriff; Horace Kennedy
announces for recorder opposing
Judge Jphn P. Mull.
\ ' March 9-^New Campbell depart
ment store opens with 5,000 attend
ing formal affair. ,
March 12—Stanley Morrisca en
ters sheriff s race.
March 19—B. T. Falls named
named county Democratic chair
man succeeding O. M. Mull.
March 21—Spanish-Afflerlcan war
| veterans in Cleveland county or
ganise and myne it for late Col.
J. T. Gardner.
March 21—Cotton report gives
48,639 bales for complete ginning in
I county in 1027. Second county in
j North Carolina. r1"
as n. c. eon
Qovernor-elert Gardner Saw Ra
lelfh First 39 Year* Ac* Yes
terday. Was Freshman.
Twenty-nine years ago yes
terday a lanky, mascalar son
of a country doctor enrolled In
the freshman class at N. C.
State college. In Raleigh, and
although In school only a half
term managed to more «| With
hie class the following spring.
One week from tomorrow, or
29 years and one week after
his first visit to Raleigh, the
freshman, who finished college
In three and one-half years, will
begin peeking his I ravelling
bag at his home on South
Washington street, Shelby, for
another trip to Raleigh.
This time he will not enter Ra
ictgh as a gangling, awe-struck lad
from a country town, but amid
ceremonies arranged to welcome
him as the next governor of hts
Which is to say that Thursday
week, January 10, Governor-elect
O. Max Oardner and his family,
will pack up their things and move
to tbo executive mansion to Ra
leigh for a stay of four, yearn,;
Her First Trip. V i
The next "First Lady of North
Carolina, aa she goes abcait her
South Washington street home this
week seeing that everything is
packed and ready to move, also re
members her first trip to Raleigh.
It was to January 1911, or 18
years ago, that a i'puns si
Journeyed froth Shelby to Raleigh.
It was the first trip lor the young
wife, who wsa,then reckoned as the
capital’s handsomest matron. Thl*
week she is preparing to go back
not tf live to the modest quarters
provided by a Struggling young
senator, nor even IttJK a*Hf
II dtf > Mmr
governor, but to preside «vw
governor’s tiiwdon. |nd to R%
leigh society she is already being
hailed as one of the most beauti
ful, and sweetest women ever (0
bcome the stats's “First Lady.”
Her emotions .as she goes about
customary duties of a wife, seeing
that everything is sRip-shspo for
the strange In houeelwrfds, are not
spoton. But there’Is a complacent,
half-reminiscent smile on her face
as she moves about, a smile like
that seen on the face of all women
when their minds are running upon
thoughts in connection with their
Her ureams.
Perhaps she, too, has
dreaming since a score of years ago
when she walked up to the altar
and linked her life and fortune to
that erf a struggling young lawyer,
who up to that time had been «
mar table college student and
more remarkable football player.
The freshman, who enrolled for the
spring term 39 years ago at
college, then A. & M e.dmits
day that In those early, and
c&slonally bleak days, his e;
dreaming the eternal ambltlo
dreams of youth, often turned
ward the capitol and the execu
mansion. For near three
the man who goes to Raleigh
week as governor has had his
fixed on th3 scat he takes; and
though It has never been spoke:
is likely that the help-meet
will accompany him has been
lng dreams, too. Perhapfe sire
ed her dreams in her early
perhaps as a young aerator’s
Anyway, dreams that would '
happiness In the breast of i
man have been realized by
the smile, too, one can eee
Isn't all happiness that fosi
there is a lot of pride
smile not far removed f
she must have worn w!
pound sweetheart was
football line and c
into his first frame. Wo
ways more proud than anyone else
of the accomplishment 'If their
men. be the accoinplishibents in
high or humble planes
Another Max wy.
Going down with theif parents,
for the inauguration at least, will
be the remainder of the family:
James Webb, Margaret love (who
is Mrs. Eugene Burgees*,
and Max. Jr. The elder
from Raleigh
the ux.iveii
ti Will gc
pool at
son will
hool here
the senior
e here.
Shplhv Postjffi
Receipts-lWill Start
fi ^
Marriages Peart—
, County Doling k
Only U
Law Firm DiuoiN
Brnnnett and Edwards, ihw firm
which hu been practicing law here
will continue to practice— indivi
dual*. They retain adoinhig of
fices in* the Royster lailtjng, the
only difference be in a tint their
practice will be separate Ttjher than
ict’clhgr pa a fFra. as brgtofore.
Cleveland county trtt aeem to be
of the opinion that nsy can get on
rithout lafcands, thank
_, that or tefVoung iadler
men to Be a
an it nay be
the most of
to save their
ney and were
and their, elder
found desirable
bit elusive. And
that those who
opportunity prefi
"catch1' a bit of
married in South
All of which Ms up to the
disconcerting fad^UsfOncerting —
those who beMewdn Leap Tear,
black cats, and #nta Claus—that
during 1028. whdt was Leap Year,
marriages fell iff in Cleveland
county instead i>C picking, up. .
IT that doest feshow the avow—
independence o( me so-called weak
er sex. nrav. tftOt do—?
four more calendars will go!
com* down before Leap year
atotMLlh* girts of this Beetle
ift ah ordinary year and not Leap
[ Toe Bard On ’Em.
A. r Newton, register or deed*
iwtjteale- in marriage licettfe, de
ar* that the marriage decrease
trvdoes not indicate that the
tN»n<J is dead. ~Tfcoe*
HfK foIW? he declare, "even
lefdns. want to get Mariikd just
i raich now as everWbefore, but
's (Ms* marriage rAtriettons we
eve up here in Nftrtli Carolina
»t mused our deer clue. The mi
rrit^of couples weref married In
out| Carolina without going
irofh the extra coaft up here. We
mvt* rigid marriagt law which la
ft igldly enforced,/meaning that
k rigid enough Vo scare them
I December Ltd II.
[ With the Christmas mistletoe
hanging about in such a manna: as
» spirit up things the month of
December Ted the mrrriage proces
sion, ad couples securing license lit
he court house here during the
nonth. August was second with IT,
tnd March third inth 16. TJccpae
were issued to 13 <*up;e8 ^ pep,
ruary and Novunbe^*n 12 in both
January and October, t<V,| Sep*
I ember, 10 ln April, sev^Lj^
nine and July, and six in
Scores Form Long Line About U»
cense Office At Eskridge
Three or tour thousand people in
this section delayed buying their
auto license plate for 193® until tM
very end ot the year with the re
mit that in recent days hundreds
ot auto owners in this county haw
swarmed about the license bureau
at the Eskridge garage here trying
to get tags before the law gets
^Monday. according to Charles
F.krW’c. jr.. in charge of the1 bu
reau, UW tags were sold. Tuesday
the branch office was c'.oaed^feut
today a long line of auto owner*
filled the building and
into the street, with
rear of the line having
getting to the window
three or four hour
Up until today
been sold at the local
state bureau, and since
000 tags were sold
It 1* esUmattv
other hundreds
On July !, Wif
postoffice will go on the 8
records u a lkst-classrol
means that there
additions to the -k>et|^||
also a raise in salar^H
master end •sdstmt*gij
The Shelby office:,**
first-class mark ?,tongs
December 3», at mtdnM
r as learned jpostlip
the efftoe for the year i
ed, and passed, tturf||
r.-hksh is required of a"
Office. Receipts at thp*
are reckoned by the call
bdt the local office wlB 1
attain its first-class h
JuIyLtho boslnnlnj os
F Deed Gate She
Actual receipts for the
Shelby office totalled |
was announced yestardi
master J, ff. Quinn, In
the receipts passed tt
quota by S1M.90. which
over last - year-oof' JfjDfl
i only 52.M0A8,
General Inernst,
.The office's raise to its t
tlhn vras not sporadic UWw
the figures fo* the year, i
^‘Postmaster Qutam. ft
! in fact there w*fcAja&
the best, quarter txa
was w’h^lto^MpwPi
quarter, •frqtf Ipigft
During tWI quarter, t
ed the receipts at th
totalled »10,?3«,31.
Just what change!
in the system it the'
now is +' fin
presumably dAdJftoite'
*1 staff, hut Jwt-rbw
l am unaMe to say ho
When the ifist-daes
iffect tt ,wiir fntttTh’J
alee In salary for Mi
11*00 Titotarywm

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