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The Markets.
Shelby, spot cotton .... 20c
Cotton Seed, bu.... 70!ic
Fair On Tuesday.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Rain tonight. Tuesday gen
erally fair and colder.
Boards Meeting.
The two county boards, commis
sioners and educational, are hold
ing their regular monthly meeting
today at the court house. Until
noon little other than routine busi
ness had been taken up.
Vote Of Mall
Brings Defeat
Appropiations
Cleveland Representative Starts
Stampede Against Measure.
Will Reconsider.
Raleigh, March 2—Representative
O, M, Mull, of Cleveland, whose
brief explanation of his own nega
tive vote yesterday, stampeded the
house into a 70 to 30 defeat of the
$2,000,000 permanent improvement
appropriation bill, which furnished
the greatest legislative surprise in
a number of years, will today move
to reconsider the vote.
But while Mr. Mull will ask the
house to reconsider the vote so that
the matter can be debated he is not
expected to change his own vote.
Mr. Mull's announcement of his
proposed action, which will pave the
way for another one of the reversals
for which the house is rapidly be
coming famous, fofllowed a confer
ence with Governor O. Max Gard
ner.
‘‘The institutions requested $16,
000,000 in bonds for permanent im
provements and every member of
the Budget Commission has told me
that they cut their recommendation
to the absolute bone and I think it
v.ould be most unwise fer the gen
eral assembly to reaiuse this appro
priation,” the governor told news
paper men before seeing Mr. Mull,
who is chairman of the Democratic
state executive committee and a
close personal and business asso
ciate of the governor.
“I have a feeling that the legisla
ture should perform Its duties with
out undue interference from the ex
ecutive Imd. I should have no public
statement to make now, except that
I think it due both to Mr. Mull and
me to say that his attitude on this
bill in no way reflects my attitude,
since our close friendship might
give rise to a different Impression.
“My own feeling is that this ap
propriation represents the minimum
necessary to obtain the proper use
(Continued on page eight.)
L. A. McSwain Is
Buried On Sunday
Aged Citizen Living Between Boil
ing Springs And Lattimore
Dies At Age 79.
Mr, L. A, McSwain, better known
as "Uncle Ans,” was buried Sunday
afternoon at Pleasant Ridge Bap
tist church the funeral services be
ing conducted by Revs. I. D. Harrill
and D. F. Putnam amid a large
crowd of sorrowing friends and
relatives. Mr. McSwain was 79 years
of age and one of the most respect
ed citizens of that community. He
is said not to have had an enemy in
the world. He was one of the old
sturdy type of citizenry which
stood for the better things of life.
Mr. McSwain was sick for twelve
days with bronchial pneumonia. He
was married many years ago to
Miss Lou Lovelace, a daughter of
the late Bryson Lovelace and lived
at the old Lovelace hoihe place.
Surviving are two children, Mrs.
C. W. Callahan and Odessa Mc
Swain, both of this county, and his
widow.
Jackson Candidate
For Alderman Now
First Candidacy For Municipal
Board Announced Here
Informally.
The informal announcement by
friends was made today that Mr.
Ab Jackson, well known grocery
man of the uptown business dis
trict, would be a candidate for city
alderman representing Ward Twro.
That ward is now' represented in
the municipal council by Alderman
Rochel Hendrick.
This informal announcement is
the second to be made in view of
the oncoming city election, the
other being that of Mayor Dorsey.
So far not a single candidate had
announced for alderman, although
public understanding was that the
present aldermen would announce
again.
Messrs. Billy Lovlll, of Greens
boro, W. H. May, jr.. of Burlington,
and George Kohn, of Mt. Holly,
spent the ~jek-end in Shelby w*th
friends.
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TODAY
VOL. XXXV, No. 27 THE CLEVELAND STAR
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, MARCH 1929. Published Monday, Wadnesday, and Friday Afternoons
By mall, per year (tn advance) $2.50
Carrier, per year (In advance) $&fl0
Bill In Ra’e’gh To Modernize Shelby Charter
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Good Prospects For Monazite Mining In County
Delegation Enters
Brief For Tariff
Before Committee
Fifteen Cents Duty Asked Of Con
gress. Florida Monazite Not
Of High Value.
Monazite may again be mined
throughout this section in a profit
able manner, according to Messrs.
Fred Hamrick, of Rutherfordton,
and H. Clay Cox, of Shelby, who re
turned over the week-end from
Washington, where they made a
fight for a monazite tariff before
the ways and means committee
representing this section of the two
Carollnas.
“The report of the North Caro
lina state mining engineer that a
monazite tariff on Brazilian mona
zite would help none here does not
seem to be in line with the figures
given us by the mining experts and
the American Mining Congress in
Washington,” Mr. Cox satd. "We
were told there that the Florida
monazite is not so important as he
stated and that the Florida sand
values only about one-half of one
percent.”
15-Cent Tariff.
Before leaving Washington the
delegation prepared and filed be
fore the Ways and Means commit
tee a brief asking for a 15 cfent tar
iff per pound on Brazilian mona
zite brought to this country, a $50
tariff on gas mantles or German
make, and a $2.50 on thorium pro
ducts from other countries. The
American Mining congress coop
erating with the delegation repre
senting this section will also file a
brief before congress asking for the
duty of foreign products which
would restore the industry here.
See Manufacturers.
While pone Messrs. Cox and
Hamrick called upon representativ
es of the Welshback company which
manufactures products from mona
zite.
“They were thoroughly in accord
with our movement for a tariff,”
the delegates stated. “They declar
ed that at the present time they
have a large stock of monazite sand
on hand bought at a very cheap
price and therefore would not need
sand from this section for several
years even if the tariff Is granted.
But we learned that foe several
years they have not been to
sell their gas mantles, made from
monazite, due to German competi
tion. As we understood it the Ger
mans have cornered the Brazilian
sand and also sand from India and
are able to manufacture monazite
products cheaper, send them over
here, duty-free, and beat our
America^ manufacturers on their
own market. For that reason the
tariff schedule we asked in our
brief covered mantles, thorium and
monazite products as well as mon
azite.”
According to information given
them the monazite Industry, min
ing and manufacture In this coun
try, is practically at the end of the
rope unless the coming congress
places stiff tariff duties on mona
zite and products. All indications
they could see in Washington as
sured them, Hamrick and Cox stat
ed, that a general cooperative
movement will be made to secure
these duties.
In the opinion of old monazite
miners and shippers here a 15-cent
tariff will restore the industry
here, provided, of course, that a
tariff on monazite products will so
protect American manufacturers
that there will be a demand for
monazite in this country.
Scout Committees
To Be Named Tonight
There will be a meeting of the
men interested in the Boy Scout or
ganization in The Star office to
night at 7:30 o’clock for the pur
pose of naming the various com
mittees to supervise the work in
Cleveland county. The meeting has
been called by R. H. Schiele, scout
executive and Lee B. Weathers vice
president of the Piedinont scout
council. It is hoped to have all men
interested in the scout cause pres
ent to perfect this organization.
“44 Flappers” At
Piedmont High
The Woman’s club of Lawndale is
sponsoring a musical comedy “44
Flappers” in the High school audi
torium Friday night March 8th.
The play is one of intense interest
and amusement and a most enjoy
able time is promised those who at
tend.
Cries ft'Baby
Saves Family
From Burni g
ng Wife Gets Husband And
Babe Of Widow. Husband
In Hospital.
When Oliver Lovelace, young
farmer of the Oak Orove section
near Waco, was brought to the
hospital here late last week suf
fering from burns it was learned
his life along with those of his
family were saved by the cries of
his small baby and the heroism
of his young wife.
Room In flames.
Late last Monday night the Love
laces were awakened by the strang
ling cries of their baby to find their
home and the room they were in
a mass of flames. In fact, the
three members of the family were
already scorching and the husband
was pretty severely burned when
the young wife broke out the win
dow near the bed and carried her
baby through and then helped her
burned husband to escape before
he was fatally burned.
Improving.
At the hospital Saturday it was
stated that the man, who was
improving, and it* is learned that
he was brought to the hospital as
a precautionary measure to prevent
cold setting in.
Hoyle Elliott,
Of Waco, Passes
Well Known Citbsen Dies Suddenly.
Is Buried Were In Sunset
Cemetery Today.
Mr. Hoyle Elliott, 73 year old cit
izen of Waco died at his home there
at 5 o'clock Sunday morning and
was buried here this afternoon in
Sunset cemetery in the family plot
where lies buried a son Cone Elliott
who wee killed a few years ago in
an automobile accident when com
ing to .vee his parents for Christ
tmas.
Mr. Elliott had been in poor
health for a number of years but
was feeling as well as usual when he
retired Saturday night, so his sud
den death was a great shock to his
femily and host of friends through
out this and adjoining counties. He
had lived In Shelby, Cliffside, and
Gastonia, but most of his life was
spent in his native county of
Cleveland. Wherever he was known
he was recognized as a man of
honor and trustworthiness, a faith
ful husband and father and a kind
neighbor and friend. He was a
member of Prospect Baptist church
for many years.
Surviving are his wife who before
marriage was Miss Maggie Mc
Brayer and the following children
who have grown up to shed honor
upon their noble parents: Hoyle
Elliott of Forest City, Onz Elliott
of Columbia, S. C., s Mrs. Boyd
Stroup of Augusta, Ga., Mrs.
Maude Whitworth of Wacff, Mrs.
Theron Aden of Cherryville, BUI
and Nida Elliott, both of whom
teach in the Gastonia city schools.
Two brothers, Jeff and Andrew
Elliott and one sister, Mrs. Doss
EUiott also survive.
The funeral services were con
ducted by Dr. Zeno Wall at the
home at Waco today at 2 o’clock
and the body was brought here for
interment in Sunset cemetery.
George Alexander Is
Now Owner Of Store
George Alexander today joined
the family of Shelby merchants,
operating “on his own." According
to a formal statement he has
bought out the jewelry business
here of the Ritcher-Phillips com
pany, of Cincnnati, of which here
tofore he has been manager.
It was three and a half years ago
that Ritcher-Phillips, Cincinnati
wholesale jewelers, took over this
Shelby store. Mr. Alexander was
placed in charge. He made a suc
cess of the enterprise, creating a
first rate business, becoming one of
quire about ten days for him to un
the best known jewelry establish
ments in this section.
He has been eight years in Shelby
und fifteen years in the jewelry
Business. In his statement to The
Star the merchant s-.ys it will re
pack and display «nt new stock. He
will continue in the .ame location.
President And Vice-President.
Is
HERBERT HOOVER
CHARLES CURTIS
President Herbert Hoover and Vice-President C- irlts Curtis were inaugurated today at Y>. :hington. Scores
of people in Shelby and over this section listened in mi the inaugural ceremonies from 11 this morning until 4
this afternoon.
Kings Mountain Girl Wins One
Webb Medal; Other To Piedmont
i
Sara Hambright Gets Reciter's
Medal And William Eaker The
Essay Prise.
Miss Sara Hambright, of the
Kings Mountain high school, and
William Eaker, Of Piedmont- wc-p
the winners here Friday night of
the Selma Webb recitation and es
say medals, Miss Hambright receiv
ing the reciter’s medal and Mr
Eaker the essay medal
Honorable Mention.
Honorable mention In the recita
tion contest.was given Miss Clay
ton Cline, of Waco, and Miss Edna
Whianant, of Polkville. In the es
say contest honorable mention was
given Miss Aileen Walker, of L&tti
more, and Miss Vera Falls, of Kings
Mountain. Eaker’s winning essay
was .upon "The Uncrowned Queen.”
Miss Walker’s subject was, "North
Carolina, Fifth State in the Union,”
while Miss Falls’ was, "The Revela
tion of Chemistry to the Enrich
ment of Life.”
Reciters competing Friday night
and their topics follow: Miss Fran
ces Wilson, Fallston, “Redhead’s
Story of the Feud”; Miss Sara
Hambrlght, Kings Mountain, "A
Minuet”; Miss Edna Whisnant, No.
Eight school, "Aunt Polly at the
Rural Aid Society"; Miss Nancy
Sperling, Shelby, “The Voice from
a Far Country”; Miss Mildred
Greene, Moores boro, “Billy Brad
and the Big Lie”; Miss Nannie
Lee Fomey, Piedmont, “The Swan’s
Song”; Miss Cleopatra Latham
"The Voice From a Far Country”;
Miss Ruby Carpenter, Casar, “An
gels Wickedness"; Miss Clayton
Cline, Waco, "Angels Wickedness.”
The recitation judges were Dr.
and Mrs. C. A. Peters, of A & M.
college, Amherst, Mass., and Mrs.
Paul Orton, Athol, Mass. The essays
were Judged by the members of the
Lincolnton high school facuty. Dr.
Peters presented the recitation
medal, and Prof. Lawton Blanton,
of Lattimore, presented the essay
medaL
C. C. Green Victim
Of Sudden Stroke
Well Known Ptttae Dealer And
Son OX Sheriff Green Of
^ chU Wet Days.
Mr. Chss. C. Green, well known
produce dealer and citizen of Shel
by since boyhood, was burled in
Sunset cemetery this morning, the
funeral taking place at the home
of his niece, Mrs. George Thomp
son on West Marion street. Serv
ices ware conducted by his pastor,
Rev. Zepo W»U and members of the
Masonic fraternity to which he be
longed for many years, accorded
him the usual Masonic honors.
Mr. Green was found stricken' in
his bedroom early Saturday morn
ing. When he did not arrive at the
breakfast table at his accustomed
time, one of the children of Mrs.
Thompson went to bis room and
foimd him prostrate on the floor.
He was hurriedly removed to the
Shelby hospital in an unconscious
conditlor and remained thus until
the end came about XI o’clock Sat
urday night.
For sometime Mr. Green had
been in poor health but never com
plained and declined to seek , medi
cal treatment because he felt that
his condition was not alarming and
that lie would pull through all
right. He suffered with high blood
pressure which brought on paraly
sis.
Mr. Green was a loyal friend and
citizen, a faithful member of the
First Baptist church. He was
known for his honesty and up
rightness of character and will be
greatly missed by his host of
friends.
He was the son of George Green
who was the sheriff of Cleveland
county during the Civil war and
surviving are two sisters, Mrs. J. R.
Moore of Forest City, Mrs. B. P.
McAfee of York, S. C. and one
brother, Jeff Green of Mangum,
Oklahoma
Polkville-Casar Road Pat
On State Highway Pregram
Representative Mull Believes It Will Event
ually Be Hard-Surfaced
Road.
The Polkville-Casar road leading
north from Shelby has been placed
on the state highway program, ac
cording to information secured yes
terday from Representative O. M.
Mull at home from Raleigh for
the week-end.
Mr. Mull impressed the Import
ance of this road on the state high
way commission and secured its
adoption for maintenance a few
days ago which means that it will
be a state-maintained road, that it
will be straightened out and im
proved soon and that eventually it
may be hard-surfaced. The hard
surfacing of this road, however, will
be contingent upon funds being
available but Mr. Mull feels that it
will eventually be a hard road and
one of the most travelled in the
county. '
From Casar the road will turn
east by Carpenters Grove church
and empty into state highway No.
18 at the Belwood consolidated
school. .
Gardners Highly
Honored In Visit
For Inauguration
Mrs. Gardner Given Social Lead
There. Meet Two Presidents
In Two Dpys.
Washington, March 3.—In the
round of social affairs incident to
the inauguration of Herbert Hoover
as president, Mrs. Fay Gardner,
wife of the governor of North Caro -
lina, has been unusually honored.
At the luncheon given today by
the Inaugural committee for the
governors and their ladies, Colonel
tr. s. Grant, III, chairman of the
committee, selected Mrs. Gardner to
lead the march to the table with
him, after which she sat in the seat
of honor at his right.
On Sunday afternoon the North
Carolina Governor and Mrs. Gard
ner called on the Coolidges at the
White House, and their schedule for
today, Monday, was to call upon
the Hoovers immediately after the
inaugural ceremonies, thus meeting
two presidents in two days.
Shelby High Gets
County Cage Cup
For Second Year
Defeat PolkviUe In Close Game For
Rotary Title. Off To
Raleigh.
* In a nip-and-tuck basketball
name, which was only typical of an
entire nip-and-tuck tournament, the
Shelby High quint Saturday night
won the Cleveland county cage tour
nament and the Rotary champion
ship cup.
To do so the outfit tutored by
Coaches Morris and Falls defeated
Polkvllle the runner-up by only two
points, 21 to 19. PolkviUe, rated as
the dark horse of the tourney, came
very near pulling the surprise antici
pated by some.
Semi-Final Games.
In the semi-final games of the
tournament Friday night, Shelby
barely nosed out the strong Latti
more team. 27-23, while Polkvllle
was having a bit easier time of it
I with Grover.
The tourney began Wednesday
night with eight county quints in
the race and a double-header was
played each night in the "tin can”
here with the exception of the title
same Saturday night.
In State Tourney.
Thursday Coaches Morris and
Falls with ten members of the Shel
by squad, led by Capt. Milky Gold,
wUl leave for Raleigh to enter the
state college tournament in three
classes. The Shelby quint, by vir
tue of their county Rotary title, will
be in Class A and the locals ai V al
ready paired against the Newbem
team for Friday morning at 11:15
Lattimore Farmers
Will Meet Tuesday
The farmers of the Lattlmore
section are urged by Prof. V. C.
Taylor, agricultural instructor, to
meet at the Lattlmore school build
ing Tuesday night for the purpose
of discussing a cooperative pur
chase of Spring fertilizers.
‘Flu” Epidemic
Over County Now
Another influenza epidemic,
or wore of colds resembling In
fluence, is mini again over
Cleveland county, according to
physicians.
(Scores and scores of people,
it Is understood, are In bed with
bad colds and what appears to
be attacks of “flu.” The second
"flu” or bad cold epidemic of
the winter seems to be In the
rural sections rather than In
Shelby, the physicians report,
although there are more than
the usual number of colds in
Shelby now.
Former Parson
Of Cour.ty Dies
In Train Crash
C. M. Rollins Killed By Fast Train
At Wake Forest. Ministerial
Student.
Wake Forest.—C. M. Rollins, 33, a
Junior in Wake Forest college, died
Friday afternoon in a Raleigh hos
pital as a result of injuries sustain
ed here Thursday night when an
automobile which he was driving
was struck by the Seaboard's north
bound flyer, “the Florida Limited."
The automobile was, hit broad
side by the train and was tossed 30
feet from the crossing. Rollins was
thrown clear of the wreckage. His
skull was fractured and he was
rushed to a Raleigh hospital, where
he died after having remained in
an unconscious or semi-conscious
ness state since the accident.
“•* / tie-a «■»-«_
oPCOllu tv I vcat*
The wreck occurred at a cross
ing some hundred yards south of
the crossing upon which Charlie
Lyman, cotton mill operative, was
killed in December. After striking
Lymans’ automobile, the Seaboard
train, "The Southern" lost a part
of its pilot and crashed through the
Wiggins drug store, a building ad
jacent to the railroad.
The car driven by Rollins was
thrown to a point within a few
feet of the wrecked drug store. On
the occasion of both wrecks there
was no watchman, nor any sort of
warning device maintained by the
railroad.
Rollins is widely known as a min
isterial student on the Wake Rar
est campus. He was pastor of a
number of country churches near
Wake Forest.
From Forest City.
Originally from Forest City, he
moved to Wake Forest three years
ago with his wife and daughter,
who survive him. His daughter,
Iris, 15, is a student in the Wake
Forest high school.
The deceased was a son of Mr.
Jimmy Hollins, of Rutherford
county, and was well known and
very popular in several sections of
this county. About two years ago
he served the Sandy Run, Camp
Creek, and Trinity churches In
Cleveland county as pastor. He was
a graduate of tolling Springs school
and was completing his ministerial
studies at Wake Forest.
Stamey Has Store At
Polkville, And Not
Bel wood, As Printed
In the advertisement carrying a
page full of bargains offered by
the Stamey company, and printed
in The Star of Friday, there ap
peared a line indicating that
Stamey stores are located at “Fall
ston and Belwood." This should
have been printed Fallston and
Polkville, for the Stamey company
does not own a store at Belwood.
This *- branch store is located at
Polkville. The Star was entirely to
blame and regrets the error, but
the many customers of the Stamey
company should know that these
stores are at Fallston and Polkville
and that it owns none at Belwood.
Newman Brothers
Operate King’s Place
Roy Newman announces that he
has leased from the Cleveland Oil
company, King’s Place, the well
known filling station on the Cleve
land Springs road which will be
operated by Mr. Newman in the
future. The deal was closed Sat
urday r.nd Mr. Newman took
chargtit
Majority Vote
For Election To
Shelby Offices
BIU Would Require Run-Off Per
Utrh Candidates, Mayor's
Salary.
Proposed amendment* to the
charter of the "town af Shelby” aa
It is designated la the gnwrt «*«■
ler will provide for a author of
change*, If paaaed at Ralafgh be
fore the legislature adjonnaa There
proposals have been snhaitttod to
Representative Odns MUD wbe was
here over the week-end and
upon by a body of Interested citl
sens wishing to see the ehaHet
brought up to date. Mr. Moll would
like to bear by letter from ettiseas
wishing to state their giawtllnei on
the following proposed changes: .
(1) Hold city election first Tues
day in May instead of fint Mon
day In May.
<a> Require all candidates for of
fice to receive a majorttjT'of tote*
cast and if they do sot mostm a
majority the first Tuesday In Msy.
then, the two highest then -H-t|
enter a second election to be held
the second Tuesday in May—or one
week later.
(3) The aldermen shall elect
of their board members aa mayor
pro tem within thirty days after
taking office.
(4) In the event of death or re
signation of an aldermen, the
mayor and board shall elect within
thirty days a successor from that
ward in which a vacancy occurs
and he shall have the same rights
and powers as if elected by the
voters.
(5) The duly elected mayor shall
receive a sum not exceeding $100
per month far acting as official
head and attending aU meetings of
the board, but should the duly
elected mayor desire to give his full
time to the town and act as mana
ger under the direction of the
board, he shall receive an addi
tional sum not exceeding $100 per
month. ^
But should the duly elected
mayor decide not to act as a fidh
time manager, then he shall give
the board thirty di^s potion to
that effect and the mayor and
board shall have the option of hir
ing a manager and prescribing hie
duties for a sum not exceeding $350
per month.
/ (6) The duly elected aldermen
shall receive as compensation for
their serviceu not exceeding ten
dollars per month.
The mayor and board shall elect
thirty days before their term at of
fice expires, a member of their
board to be known as a “member
at large” to serve for a term of two
years and the said
(Continued on.
eight.)
Young Girl Tries
To Kill Self In
County Jail Here
Drinks Bichloride Of Mercury Sat
urday Night. Getting Well In
. Hospital. '
Jack Hutchins, young and rather
pretty white girl, apparently at*
einpted suicide in the county Jail
here early Saturday night when she
drank bichloride of mercury.
Soon after it was learned that she
had taken the poison the young girl
was rushed to the Shelby hospital,
where it was stated today that she
was improving and was no longer
considered in a dangerous condition.
It is undAstood that her suffering
now is confined to hums about the
mouth.
Laughed About It
Hot long after being taken to the
hospital where the poison was re
moved from her system the young
girl laughed and Joked about the ap
parent suicide attempt, Ik IS said,
as if she was net disappointed over
her failure.
At the sheriff's office information
is that she had been in Jail for a
week or more on general charges,
and had been a visitor them be
fore. She is said to be a native of
Marion.
Bifir Number Drunks
Before Judge Today
Judge Horace Kennedy sad Soli
citor p. Cleveland Gardner faced
the most Inebriated oourt docket
here this morning sines the new re
corder has taken office. aawfSsaa
week-end drunks were listad on the
court calendar, and of the entire
lot only one, a third offender, was
sent to the rock pilf- 1
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