10 PAGES TODAY i, 15)29. Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons ny mn11. per year (In advance) $2.50 Carrier, per year on advance) $3 00 ' LATE NEWS The Market-*. Cotton, Shelby . _.19' a- | Cotton Seed,‘per hu.__tni^c Rain Then Fair. Today's North Carolina Weather Report: Rain this afternoon follow ed by generally fair and roldcr weather tonight and Saturday. No Volunteers. Not a single citizen appeared be fore the recorder's court here Thursday afternoon to give any in formation concerning violation of the prohibition laws although offi cials of the county court extended an invitation for citizens who pos sessed such information to come in and tell the court as an aftermath of Wednesday's court of inquiry. DETECTIVE HELD ON SAME CHARGE - ITeferred Rad Check Charge Against Lady Then Wrote One Himself. D. B. Boyles, termed a detective ! and said to hail from Greensboro, i no doubt realizes by mow that a bad check is a bad check even if tendered by a detective. Tuesday Detective Boyles came to Shelby to testify in a case against Mrs. Clara Davis Sherrill, a register ed nurse, the charge* of a worth less check being preferred against her by Boyles. After hearing the evidence Recorder Horace Kennedy acquitted Mrs. Sherrill. That was Tuesday, and when the trial was over Detective Boyles started to check out of Hotel Vic tor, where he had been staying. In settling up with the proprietor. George Johnson, Boyles tendered a $41 check, but, before lie got out of town Mr. Johnson got in touch witlt^,officers and had Boyles ar rested. Wednesday before Squire Syl vanus Gardner the detective was ordered to pay the $11 check and the costs or take a road sentence, being remanded to jail until Thurs day when the money was produced. The Greensboro bank upon which the check was written declared that the Writer of the check was unknown to them and had no account in the j,bank. Squire Gardner • was in formed. Road Terms Given Boys From Gaffney Tried To Sell Deputy Hamrick Bocze, Then Ran. Caught With Cadillac. Last Wednesday afternoon Dep uty Kester Hamrick noticed a fruit jar in a Cadillac auto in the Boil ing Springs section and asked what it contained. “Liquor,” replied one of the three young fellows at the car. Whereupon they, entered nego tiations. it is said, with the view of selling some to the officer, whom they did not know. Finally Mi Hamrick told them he would not take the whiskey but would take them, and immediately they piled in the Cadillac auto and attempted to escape. Two of the trio were cap tured. but the third said to be the .owner of the car made his getaway. In county court here today the two captured. Roy Maynard and a young man by the name of Spencer, “came clean,” to use a court term and related the whole aifair. May nard was given a four months road sentence anjl Spencer was given six months. Both appealed and May nard's bond was. set at $250 and Spencer's at $500> Both men, court officials learned have been charg ed with a connection with rum running tiiflic in South Carolina before. They are said to be from Gaffney, and in addition to the sentences Judge Kennedy ordered the car confiscated and sold. ‘If ON PRESCRIPTION MEANS OR. IS PRAYING Goldsboro.—“The practice of med icine' dates back 7.000 years," Dr. A. G. Woodard told the. Kiwanis duly at their last meeting. "At one time’’ he said, “a man who was classed as a physician was auto matically an elder in the church. The mysterious “R” with a cross over the lower part of it ••appear ing on the upper left hand corner of prescriptions, signifies that, the physician remembers his patient in his prayers." These “Birdies” Easy. San Francisco.—Golfers on the Harding park links here find it easy on winter mornings to make a •birdie." Flocks of sea gulls, mud hens and even stray wild ducks alight on the greens and golfers wilh long range drives frequently ■.hoot a ball into the birds. Masonic Meeting. Cleveland lodge 202 A. F. & A. M kill ho'd its regular monthly cota nunicatiev tonight at 7:30. FEES III COUNTY COURT HEBE RM December Of 1928 Saw Rigifcist Business In Recorder's Court. January Low. The fees in the Cleveland county recorder's court last year totalled $7,986.45, according to the records in the office of the county treas urer. Of this amount $5,183 50 was soli citor's fees, while the remainder $2,802.95, was the recorder's fees. The recorder is paid a fixed salary of $2,000 per year, with $802 95 of hislecs'going into the county trcas i ury after his salary is paid. Since a bill has been introduced in legislature by Representative Mull by which the solicitor of the county court here would be placed bn a salary basis instead of being paid by fees many citizens have in quired about the amount of the court fees each year. The solicitor it is understood gets $3.50 for each con victim, which, according to the records in the treasurer’s office, to talled the $5,183.50 in 1928. A re corder's fee of $1 60 for every case is charged with the fee being $2.60 when the warrant is issued by the recorder, the total of these fees be ing $2,802.95 in 1928. Christmas Month. December, the holiday celebra tion month; was the biggest month in the court during 1928, the re corder's fees for the month being listed at $313.75 and th° solicitor’s fees at $675.50. January was the dullest month of the year for the court, the recorder's fees for the month totalling $14870 and the solicitor's fees $241.50. October was the second month with November ranking third. Attorneys Think Court Solicitor Should Remaia On A Fee Basis. If anything at all needs to be done about the salary of the soli citor of recorder’s court here, the amount of the fees should be cut rather than place the solicitor on a salary basis, according to one or two barristers who have comment ed upon the proposed change. “The solicitor should not go on a salary basis as better prosecution service is assured on the fee basis,’’ •they say. Those holding this view think that the $3.50 solicitor’s fee for each conviction in the county court might be cut to $2, $2.50, or $3 with better results than placing a fixed salary on the office. Thereby it is argued court costs would be lessen ed for those who have to pay the costs, while if the solicitor was placed on a salary basis and the fees not changed would make the court costs no lighter for defend ants although it would probably meao^more fees would go into the general county fund. Citizens May Send Petitions To Mull Since a committee hearing is likely in the legislature at Raleigh upon the proposed change in the method of paying the county solici tor here, The Star understands that citizens who desire to support or op pose the measure may forward peti tions to the county representative who will present them at the hear ing. Masonic Services At Hamrick Burial Funeral services for Mr. Burwell H. Hamrick were held there Thurs day afternoon at 2:30 o'clock with Masonic honors and Rev. Mr. Jen kins and Rev. Mr. Green officiated Mr. Hamrick, who was 52 years of age, died at his home in the Boiling Springs community Wed nesday morning. He was never married, and a brother and sister survive. Medicine Whiskey Bill Goes Down Raleigh.—The senate held a short session Wednesday in which seven bills were introduced, and several committee reports were made in cluding an unfavorable report on the bill of Senator W. M Person to allow druggists to sell whiskey un der a physician’s prescription. Hearing Asked On Solicitor's Bill In Assembly The mutter of p’acing the solicitor of recorders court here u|»on a tirxd salary in stead of the present fee basis 1 will he fought out before a legislative committee in I!a leigh next Thursday • This was learned this morning when a telegram from Raleigh informed that Me 5’is 1*. Gardner and Peyton McSwain had re quested a committee hearing on the salary bill introduced by Representative Odux M Mull. The hearing, the mes sage added, was set for Thurs day of next week. Whether or not those sup porting the change will ap pear at the committee hear ing could not be learned to day. Sunday Schools To Meet At Kings Mi. Kings Mountain, Jan. 25. -There will be an association-wide Sunday school conference at the First Bap tist church here Sunday afternoon and, evening to which all Sunday school workers, pastors, and inter mediate pupils in the Kings Merun- ' tain association are cordially invit ed. The conference is under the special supervision of G. G. Page, associational superintendent, and it will displace the regular group meetings for the day also the reg ular monthly meeting slated for the first Sunday in February. This is a special conference pro vided for by the Baptist Sunday school board at Nashville, Tenn . cooperating with state Sunday school secretary, Perry Morgan, of Raleigh, and the local associational organization, MisiNMary Alice Biby, associate secretary of the intermed iate department o\the Sunday school board, and Mrs. C. R, Pit tard, approved intermediate worker for North Carolina, and Ben Favel of Charlotte, another approved in termedite worker, will be the spe cial speakers for the occasion. The conference will open at 3:00 : p. m. with devotionals conducted by Dr. Zeno Wall, pastor of the First BapMst church of Shelby. At 3:15 the niti rmediute boys and girls will have a conference led by Mr. Favel and the adults will have another conference led by Miss Biby and Mrs. Pittard. The after noon session will adjourn at 4:30. The evening session will open at seven o’clock with devotionals by Ben Favel of Charlotte. Miss Biby and Mrs. Pittard will address the conferen ’ at this horn. Dr. Harrill Gets Books For Library Within the last few days Dr. C. H. Harrill, lccal dentist, lias secur ed 107 volumes for the Boiling Springs library through personal efforts. One hundred oi the books were tendered through Dr. Harrill by Baptists and others of Lincqlnton* while Mr. Eph Whisenhunt, of the First Baptist church at Elkin, for warded seven volumes. P. E. Grigg Is Dead, Burial On Saturday Mr. P. E. Grigg. fifty-six, an em ployee of the Cleveland Cloth mill, who lived on Linebergcr street, this city, died this morning. Mr. Grigg is survived by nine children, also three brothers and three sisters.’ — Funeral services will be held at 11 o'clock, interment to be made at Beaver Dam church. Rev. Rush Padgett will officiate at the burial service, Mr. C.ngg is mourned by many friends. NEW ELECTRIC FIRM ORGANIZED IN TOWN Messrs. H, W. Harmon and W. W. Moss, both broadly known herebouts, have formed a partner ship under the firm name of Har mon and Moss to do a general elec trical business. both contracting and repair (work. Both men have bropd experience in electrical work, and it is antioipntcd they will do well. They making headquar ters in a basement shop under the Chocolate shop. The Question Mark made its mark all right, but there is no longer any question about it.—San* Diego Union. Inventor has perfected a gas-en gine which needs nothing but water ier lubrication. We own stock in an oil well that can kee > this engine tell greased.—Arka'ieas Gazette. Figures in Coast Divorce Tangle v e* • « • * » * • • • « Hlandte Sweet (left), movie star, has parked tip Iter bag and left hubby, Marshall Neiian (right), hlru director, as a result of learn ing that tie figured in role of co-respondent. in Jim 'fully'$ divorce suit. In the-critter is Mis. Margaret fully, whom writer accuses ot being too. 11 icnclly with -Neiian. Will Bonds Be Voted To Pay School Deficit, Hamrick Says j t ermer Alderman l)lMO'St>i Sey-.j era! ( ily Problems New City Hall, Mayor's 1’av. Since the school tax levy in crease w s defeated how will the deficit of the city .school .system be paid? ‘ T. W Jlamriek. former alderman and local buxine's bun, Is of the | opinion that a bond is.yie will be j the host plan. e In a letter to The Star Mr. Ham rick discusses numerous matters ol J interest, including the proposed new city hall, the mayoralty con- i test, changing the city charter, the ! Mayor's salary and who should set it, and other topics of public Im port. The letter follows: Editor Cleveland &iar The “Around Our Town" column wants to know, ns v. .1 as several other people, just where “we are going” since the school audit has been published. I'm thinking that we arc “go-tne" to have to pay that deficit, and about the best way, to my mind, is to vote bonds the next election to cover it, and start the next board out with a clean slate. What do you think ■about ft? *' No City Hall Now. One man asked me recently why I was advocating a new city hall? Some mistake somewhere. I didn't favor building a new' city hall at the present time. Merely wanted the town to look ahead and be pre pared for it .when the time arriv ed. You, nor I, may rot benefit from a little foresight, but our children will. No "Hire And Fire." The mayoralty contest, il say contest, because, from the street talk, there will be several In the race) promises to furnish just as much interest for the people as us ual. However, I’m hoping it wont be a “hire and fire” affair. There may be times when such an issue is justifiable, but it isn’t always! good for a town to make that an issue every election. Still, there is th<? old adage, "to the victor belongs the spoils," regardless of how good and smooth each department is functioning. The City Charter. Many people have asked me wlia; I wanted to do to the present city charter? Nothing much, except punch a few holes xin it and add a post script or two. The Mayor’s Salary. The next mayor of Shelby, no doubt, will expect the board of al dermen to Increase his salary from $150 to $250 or $300 per month and furnish a car and gas in addition, Probably the position is worth it for full time service, but 1 do not think the aldermen should have the au thority to regulate salaries for the mayor and themselves. I've been on boards who thought $25 per month for the mayor was excessive and I've also been on boards with mem bers who thought $500 per month for the mayor, and $100 per month for themsel-es just and proper There must be a “happy medium" between those two extremes that the city charter should settle. No state official can vote a salary in crease upon hinisell—so why should the town officials have that au thority? < hange Election Day. Another suggestion is in regard to the election day. It should be changed from the first Monday in May to the first Tuesday in May in order to do away with the cam paign work on Sundays and Sun day nights before election day. The i charter should also state, that, if no candidate receives a majority of votes cast on election day, then, the two highest shall enter an other election on the second Tues day in May. Board's Power. Sometimes I think the mayor and beard should be limited as to the j a/bmint of bonds issued in any one ve r without the content of the: voters. I may be wrong there, but | its debatable anyway. I vperirnreil Hoard, vcral suggestions have been' made m regard to one or two members being carried over or! elec Led alternately for four years j each I have talked with quite a: number of people in regard to this! matter and they are opposed to that | and prefer electing a new board at each election of mayor, as we! have been doing, Therefore, there j is no way, satisfactorily at least, of i carrying an experienced member! from one board to another, except ( by an amendment to the charter, j fel' wing each board to appoint one! of its members. as a member at large for two years, but to have no j vote in council. He would merely j be on the board for Information j and advice, which in many in-: stances would save the town thou- i sands of dollars. T W. HAMRICK. City Water Near v- Perfect Nov* As Report Indicates Analysis By Health Best Ever, Superintendent Toms Declares. Don't be worried about tire germs today when you turn the faucet to get a drink of water, for the Shelby city water is as near perfect as city water ever gets to be judging by the mid-month report of the state department ot health. This report, which has Just come in, is the best ever made upon the water here, according to Supt. R. V. Toms, who has been in charge of the water department for years. There Is no bacterial cUunt what soever, the state analyst says, and the water is practically 100 per cent pure and ranks with any in the state. Cleveland Springs Republican Row Is Renewed In Hickory W. II. Barkley Says Fight On Him Started At G. O. P. Meet Here. Hickory, Jan 24.—W. H. Barkley, former member of the Republican state executive committee, issued a statement yesterday in which he charges that the ninth district com mittee has ‘’repudiated the plan of organization" by its failure to fol low the Republican county execu tive committee's indorsement of himself as a mefhber of the commit-; tee. Ke declared that he aesired “to j cast no reflection on K. H. Shuford." j who was recently made a member of \ the state committee from Catawba j county, but pointed out that after | the county organization had unani-j mously indorsed him (Barkley*, the, district committee "is in open vio- ■ lation of the intent of our party organization” by failure to heed that recommendation. “Those of the district committee that are responsible for this open violation of our party plan of or ganization, as I understand it," Barkley declared in his statement, "hail from the Democratic counties of Cleveland and Mecklenburg. All this irregularity by these members of the district committee is solely an aftermath of the Hoover-Lowdcn contest at Cleveland Springs last summer. lie termed this act of the organization ns “what some people call the definition of war.” M-. and Mrs. Fred Baber visited I relatives in OaslonU, Wednesday. I X ROACH RESIGNS AS FIRE CHIEF HEBF GORDON GETS JOB Prc-cnt Chief leaves February 1. Garden Two Swing Two Jobs. Fur Chief E. B Roach, of the Shelby fire dcpnrtmcut, has re signed to accept a better'position elsewhere nod will leave Shelby a't the end of the month, Mayor W N. Dorsey informed The Star last night. At the same time Mayor Dorsey added that Mr. Ted L. Gordon superintendent, of the city electric department, had been named as chief to succeed Roach and begin ning February 1 would hold both jobs, continuing his supervision of the electric department, in which he lias rendered efficient service, In udditton to having charge of the fire department and city firemen He was already a member of the voluntter fire fighting -force and is well acquainted with the fire ftshting work, having experience elsewhere as well as in Shelby. To Occupy Rooms. "Mr Gordon will also move in to the fire chief's apartment on the second floor of the City Hall and will have supervision of the build ing just ns Chief Roach hns now,” the mayor stated, adding that the new chief would move in on the first when.*Chief Roach leaves. Chief Ronch took over the duties of fire Chief here when Mayor Dor sey began hts administration. Chief Richards Gets 2 Stolen Cars Back Mrs. Miller’s Car Found In Antler son. Calinnlss Car Near Morganlon. Two missing Shelby automobiles were returned, home this week by Police Chief Richards. One was the car of Mrs. Miller, jjt Asheville, stolen from Lackey’s Bulck garage some time back, and the other car belonged to Walt Cabanier, colored, antC WTCS stolen Saturday. The Miller car was lo cated In a garage at Anderson, South Carolina and R. M. Ballen ger, of Oreenvllle, was apprehend ed for the theft, but before being tried here he has to complete a five-year sentence for store-break ing at Greenville, it is said. The Cabaniss car was found Wednes day near Morganton, and although no one has been arrested In con nection with it a man known in Shelby is said to be under the sur veillance of officers. Alfred Smith Dead, Funeral At Zoar Mr. Alfred G. Smith, fifty-two, for many years a valued employee of the Ella mill, died on January 22, and was buried at Zoar church. Fnneral services were held on the 23rd, with Rev. Mr. Padgett and Rev. Mr. Johnson, officiating. Mr. Smith is survived by a wi dow and nine children. One sister, Mrs. Thomas Glover, lives In Cleve-^ land county. The deceased will be mourned by a host of friends, many of whom attended the impressive funeral rites. Name Tom Cornwell On Farm Delegation Governor Gardner Names County Farmer To Agricultural Con gress In Atlanta. Raleigh —The governor has ap 1 jointed the following as delegates to represent North Carolina at the First Agricultural Congress of Land lord-Farmers and Business Exe cutives of Southern. Southeastern and Southwestern States, which ccnvenes in Atlanta, January 30. Wylie Long, Jackson; L. H. Kit chin, Scotland Neck; E. S. Askew, Merry Hill, Matt Stephenson, Sea hoard: A M. Forehand, Edcnton; B. F. Shelton, Speed; R. B Evans, Fay etteville; Frank Gough, 1 umberton; I Emmett Davis. Fayetteville, R.F.D.; | John McCoy, Wagram: J. C. Byrd. Erwin, R.F.D.; W. D, Graham, Mt j Ulla; M. L Aderholt, Lexington, R. I F.D ; T. G. Currcn. Oxford; J. E. ' Tucker, Milton: J. J. Harris, Macon | J. A. Latham, Monroe; M. S. nud ism, Crouse; Chailie Steele. Patter son: B. B. Everett, Palmyra; Dr. J jc. Braswell, Whitakers, Blaney Sumroll, A.'den; E. A. Stephens. J Goldsboro; J. A. Beall. Linwood; Roy Hutchinson. Charlotte; Thomas jcrcmvolj, Shelby. It may be that it s the goodness of the good that dies young.—Ark ansas Gazette. County Reaches New Cotton Mark-51,416 Bales To January 16 La wy eiTTSl ked For Mayor’* Job Two Shelby attorneys, it was learned today, are non bring discusse*. by their friends a* likely candidates for mayor. Thry are Attornry I’ryton MrSwa|n, formrr leg islator; and Attornry Al It. Ilrnnrtt. organli.rr of young Democratic voters in thr county during thr last Cam paign. . With the exception of thr two mentioned above genera) interest In the approaching | i mayoralty race seems to have ! subsided somewhat this week, ) although political observers say that It may be only a lull , preceding several announce- t inrnts. So far Mayor W. N. j llorsey lx the only announced | candidate. Service Station Site Is Protested Permit To Make Filling: Station At Former Wilbur Baber Home Opposed. A permit sought by ..he* S.undard Oil company to make a filling sta tion of the front of the ft rmcr Wil bur Baber home. now owned by Oscar Palmer, corner East Sumter and North LaPayette streets, is op posed by Mr. and Mrs. Fred Mor gan. owners of adjacent property. The permit for changing the building has already been granted, it is said, by E. A. Rudasill, city building Inspector for the state, but when property owners protest the permit must be passed upon by the city board, according to Mayor | Dorsey, and this will likely be done | at the next meeting. King* Mtn. Man Held On Serious ChargiFWith Girl Insurance Man There Denies Charges. Hearing Is Waived. At the session of county court held yesterday In Kings Mountain, Lee Settlcmyer, well known insur ance man of that town, was placed under a $2,000 bond to superior court by Judge Horace Kennedy after Settlemyer waived examina tion oat a charge of having illicit relations with a girl under 16 years of age. Although Settlemyer waived the preliminary hearing It is under stood that he denies all charges, while friends hold the opinion, it is stated, that the charge developed because some one "had it in for him." The charges were preferred, Judge Kennedy states, by the fath er of the girl, who he understands is a high school student there and I is well known in the city, i _:_ i Expect Big Crowd For Boxing Program : Arthur Sides, promoter. states ! that he expects a big crowd of fight* fans. many coming from other towns, to see the 40 rounds of box ing he is to stage here Saturday night in the Thompson building. The main bout, fc a 10-round af fair between Terry Roberts, of Mc Adenville, and Irish Sizemore. South Carolina's middleweight champion. Ellenboro Plant 1& Making Dresses Now j j forest City.—A new industry ad I ded to the Ellenboro Manufacturing company's plant-is the making of womens dresses from rayon. They are of varied designs and patterns, and different shades of rayon silk. With the present equipment of the plant these dresses can be made to sell for $2.73 and $3.50 each. Church Notices. As explains in the church news j column, all church notices for the | column must be in The Star office by Thursday at four o'clock. These must be written out plain ly and not telephoned in Three Thousand Mare Bales Than To Same Date Last Tear. Leads State. Cleveland county cotton farntrSH this year produced more eotton than ever before, thereby leading North Carolina this yeat* In cottoli cotton production. The cotton finning report Issued yesterday stated that up to Jan. uary 16, this year, the county had ginned 51,418 bales as compared with <7.513 bales to the same dale last year, or a fain ot 3.691 hales. This Is the first time In history that the county has made as much as 50.000 bales, never heretofore having reached the 49,000-blUe mark. Will Go Higher. Although the figures Issued yes terday established a new mark for the county and assured yiat the county would lead other cotton counties In the state, the total will' likely go near 53.000 bales for the cotton year, cotton men state. At the McMurry cotton office here, where the buyers keep In close touch with the crop, gtnmlngs, etc It Is stated that at least 1.000 bales and possibly 2.000 bales, more will have been ginned by the time the final report Issued Ui March, there being no further reports until tha; time. Several hundred bales of cotton remain ilrgMcked in the county as yet. while other cotton picked ha. not been ginned. Up to December 16. last year, on ly 48,503 bales had been ginned, which is to say that 2,813 bales have been ginned in the lust month although gins in the county were running only part time. Republicans Will Entertain Rivals (Ma* Gardner And Other Demo crats To Be Guests Of Republicans. RaleighOovernor O. Max Gard ner and all other elective Demo cratic officeholders will he guests of the Republican members of both branches of the general assembly at a banquet to be . given at the Mansion Park hotel, Tuesday eve ning. January 29. Personal Invitations were ex tended and generally accepted. Old timers around the legislature and officialdom do not remember any thing of the kind hr ppenlnf before and coming as it does when the minority has its largest representa tion of the century in the legisla ture. the affair is being regarded as a compliment to the present ad ministration and as an evidence of a desire on the part of the minority to accomplish their aims through cooperation rather than antag onism. Champ Cage Quint May Perform Here Durham High School Carers Likely To Play Horn On Wednesday. One of the flashiest high schooi basketball outfits in the South may play in the "tin can” here next Wednesday night, according to Coach Casey Morris. This team is the Durham High school cage outfit which has won the North Carolina title four or five times and has furnished such fa mous college basketball stars as the Carmichaels, the Hackney broth ers. and Satterfield. The Durham team will pas through Shelby on a trip and has asked the Shelby coach about play ing the Shelby Highs here, Wednes day night. Indications ai4 that the game will be arranged. I Doctor® Here Set New Fee For Calls In an advertisement published in The Star today 10 Shelby physicians announce a new scale of lees for calls here. Calls within the city limits hereafter will be $3 curing the day and $3.50 during the night, while the fee in the Ora and Dove: village district will be $3.50 during the day and $4.50 during the night A Birth. j Born to Mr. and Mrs. Merton H Beam Sunday, January 20, a flap girl. Mi-, and Mrs, Beam tormj»«y lived in Shelby, but are now mak ing their home in Forest City.'*- '