VOL. XXXV, No. r, 1 THE CLEVELAND STAR 12 PAGES TODAY SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESD'Y. MAH. 1.‘5, 192!) Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons By mail, per year fin advance) *2.50 Carrier, per year (in advance) *3.00 LATE NEWS The Markets. Shelby, spot cotton __ ;!0c Cotton Seed, bu. _"0!je Occasional Showers. Today's North Carolina Weather Bcport: Occasional rain tonight •nd Thursday. Mild temperature. Asa Candler Dead, i Asa G. Candler, Atlanta capital ist and founder of the Coca Cola company, died in an Atlanta hos pital yesterday afternoon following a lengthy illness. The 78-year-old soft drink magnate, one of the richest men in the south, was wide ly known for his benefactions. Central Church Training School Opens On Sunday Annual Training School For Sun day School Leaders Begins Here Sunday. The sixth annual Cleveland county standard training school for Sunday school teachers and leaders will open Sunday evening at the Central Methodist church here and will continue through Friday, March 22. Among the Instructors who will conduct classes for Sunday school leaders are Dr, James Cannon. III. Mr. L. F. Tuttle, Miss Freddie Henry, Miss Corinnc Little, and Mr. Paul F. Evans. Courses in spe cial Sunday school lines will be given along with general courses, and administration and organiza tion courses for Sunday schools. The opening session will be at 1:15 Sunday evening, and each evening thereafter through Friday the session will open at 7:30 o'clock. At 11 o'clock on Sunday, March 24, the certificates and awards will be given by the pastors in charge. Expect Good Attendance. 4 good attendance is expected this year as 111 persons enrolled last year and 101 attended the school regularly and earned credit, these credit students corning from 13 Sunday schools as follows: Central. 36: Polkville, 29: LaFayette street, seven: Palm Tree, five: St. Paul, five; Fallston, five; West End. Gas tonia, five: Kadesh, three; Besse mer City, three;' Casar, one; Sul phur Springs, one; Cherryville cir cuit and the district, one each. Officers of the training school are: William Linebergcr. president; J. H. Grigg and Claude Grigg. vice presidents;-"Mrs. J. W. Harbison, secretary; Miss Verta Hamrick, treasurer. The school is open to all church workers and prospective workers over 17 years of age regardless of denominational adherence. Building and Loan Group Here Names Officers At' Meet Shelby And Cleveland B. & L. Reelect Old Officers. Name New Director. The annual meeting of the stockholders of the Shelby and Cleveland county building and loan association was held Tuesday. The report of the treasurer was very gratifying and indicated a prosper ous financial condition. An un usual boost for the association is that it has been in operation for 19 years and has never lest a dollar, nor taken in any property for debts. The old officers were reelected as follows: A. C. Miller, president; R. T. LeGrand, vice-president; John P. Mull, treasurer. Mr. George P. Webb was added to the board of di rectors. School Text-Books Adopted At Meet Held Here Tuesday At a meeting held in Shelby yes terday the text-books to be used In the high schools of Cleveland coun ty for the next five years were adopted by the county text-book committee. Due to the fact that the committee had to follow the approved list of the state commis sion sevetal changes were neces sary, but where possible books now in use were retained. The entire list of the books adopted will be published in Friday's Star. —---» Formal Opening Of~ Hotel Charles On The formal opening banquet and dance of the new Hotel Charles will be held Friday evening and night of this week, it is announced by Mr. and Mrs. A. D. Brabble. The big banquet will be staged at 7:30 and will be followed shortly there after by the dance. A card issued today by the hotel management reads: ‘‘We are now making reservations for the banquet and dance Friday Those wishing to attend please phone in your reservation at once Those wishing to attend the dance after the banquet, please apply for card at hotel:” Schools Close Here May 4, Or A Month Earlier Than Usual i School Board At Called Meeting Sets Closing Date Due To Depleted Treasury. The city schools of Shelby will close on Saturday May 4, at the end of the eighth school month, due to a depleted treasury and the defeat several months ago of a special school tax election which would have provided enough funds to complete the regular year of nine I months. This was definitely announced here late yesterday afternoon by the city school board after a special called meeting. Money Runs Out. The announcement of the early closing is made reluctantly by the board, it is stated in a resolution adopted at the called meeting, but the move is described as one of necessity as the funds on hand will barely complete the eight months. Subscription Term. In the resolution adopted by the board there is a hint of the fact that the high school and perhaps the other schools may be operated on lor the other month provided citizens subscribe enough to do so. However the board makes it plain that the schools cannot run any i longer than eight months upon public tax money. In the matter of the subscription term The Star learns that Supt. I. C. Griffin will this week go before the various Parent-Teacher organizations in the city and explain just how much money it will take to continue each school for the other month, thus giving parents who want their chil dren to complete the required year's work an opportunity for them to keep the schools open for the ninth month. Children in the elementary schools may possibly pass enough work during the eight months to ad vance in their grades, but the task is a harder one for the high school grades, and for that reason general presumption is that local citizens will at least make an effort to carry on the high school for the other month. In the resolution adopted by the board it is stated that it costs $14, 500 to operate the entire, school system each month. How Over Budget. The resolution, also, explains in part why school expenses this year ran over the anticipated budget. Immediately after the disastrous hotel fire a year or so ago local citizens became a little more par ticular about fire escapes for the school building and to their fears was added the State Fire Insurance commissioner's order that escapes be placed in all the buildings. While this work was in progress repairs at one or two of the build ings were deemed necessary and thus the expenses for the year were increased when not anticipated at the time of the budget. Meantime tax valuations had not increased as had been reasonably expected and at the same time the county commissioners lessened the budget of the district. Teachers’ Pay. One paragraph of the resolution orders that all teachers be paid in full for eight-ninths of the school year upon a salary basis of a nine months year. Board Statement. The resolution, or statement ot the school board, as presented to The Star follows: Whereas the anticipated revenue for the school year 1928-29 as set up in the budget and determined by the auditor is approximately $115,749.92. and whereas the cost of operation of the public schools is approximately $14,500 per month, therefore be it resolved, 1. That the board of trustees of the Special Shelby Charter district No. 33. in called session on March 12, 1929 do hereby give notice to all teachers and patrons of the public schools that the schools will close so far as maintenance by pub lic taxes is concerned on Saturday, May 4. 1929, at the end of the eighth school month. 2. That the superintendent is hereby authorized to use the public school buildings for any additional school term that may be provided by subscription, or otherwise. 3. That the school treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to make final settlement in full with all teachers at the end of the eighth month for eight-ninths of the full year's salary on a nine months basis. 4. That the board of trustees wishes to state that it takes this <Continued on page (twelve.) Davidson College Glee Club Coming Here Next Monday ! Shelby Bov Among College Musi cians To Perform At School Monday Night. Davidson College Glee club which appears in the high school audi torium here Monday night. March 18 will present an entirely new and unique program from any given here in recent years. There will be a number of solos, both vocal and instrumental. Also there is fea tured a violin duct. New choruses have been added to the program in which the club ap pears on the stage at five differ ent times. Among the parts fea I turing the program is a saxophone solo by Mr. A. J. Thompson of Badin. Mr. Thompson lias been with the club three years, playing first alto sax in the jazz orchestra for that period. Mr. E B. Peter son will sing a tenor solo as an other feature, while Messrs. R. B and C. C. Orr entertain with a violin duet. Along with the Glee club travels | a string trio playing strictly class ical music. This trio is composed of R. B. Orr. playing the violin. C. E. Brown on the cello and P. B. Fry, the president of the ciub, at the piano. This group of young musicians were received with much favor on previous engagements of the club. This city has a representative on the Davidson club in the person of I. C. Griffin, jr. Young Griffin made a rapid step to the position of saxophonist in the jazz orches tra. He is at present playing first alto sax in place of Mr. Thompson, who has held that position for the past three years. His ability to play has increased to some extent and may be watched with interest by the townspeople. The personnel of the club inclu des two North Carolina State high school-prize medalists from the music contest held last year in Greensboro. N. C. A. G. Goard of Lenoir was the first prize winner in the violin contest, while G. P. Pardington of Winston-Salem won the baritone solo medal. Recently a group 0f students from the Davidscn club, together with a similar group at North Carolina State college, formed a National Music Fraternity. This organiza tion has as its purpose to promote the interest and appreciation of music. The fraternity will be known as Mu Beta Psi. This or ganization will aid the club in pre senting better glee club and or chestral numbers. Hendrick Will Not Be Candidate Again Decided That Definitely Two Weeks After lie Became An Alderman. Mr. Rochcl L. Hendrick, member of the city board of aldermen from ward two, announced definitely to day that he would not be a candi date to succeed himself. “I made up my mind two weeks after I took office near two years ago that I wouldn’t be a candi date again, and my mind has not changed. I appreciate the cour tesies and cooperation extended me by citizens while I held the office, and also the courtesies and friend ship extended me by my fellow members on the board, the mayor and other officials with whom I came in contact. “After serving two years i am enabled to appreciate hereafter the work of the aldermen and of var ious other city officials, a work I did not fully realize heretofore. And my time on the board I think has made of me a better citizen and one who will gladly cooperate in the future with the aldermen and mayor. If there is any one group that I would praise to the highest in making this statement, it is the volunteer fire department. The average citizen unless he has a fire or has some contact with them docs not realize just what these volun teer fire-fighters mean to Shelby,” he said. Billiard Parlor In New Home. Messrs. Robinson and Long are now established in their new loca tion in the Hotel Charles. This is one of the best equiped pool rooms in this section, and promises to be popular. The partners announced today the setting of their new' home is about complete. Cleeland County Cage Champion‘d. I’icturcd above is the Shelby high basketball quint, winners this year, for the second consecutive time, of the Rotary cup for the county championship, and semi-finalists in the Slate college tournament for high schools which has just closed with Raleigh, the champions, defeating Shelby by only one point. The players, reading right to left, front row are: Hamrick, guard; Farris, guard: Rippy, forward; Bridges, guard; Wall, forward; Charles Swilier, assistant manger. Back row; Coach Casey Morris; Ralph fiadner. manager; Eskridgr. renter; Cpt. Hold, forward; lluliek. guard; Coach Tlldcn Falls. Bootleg Cases Worked Up By Federal Sleuth To Be Aired In U. S. Court Here Next Week I Numerous Cases Said To Have Been Worked I'p Against Fill ing Stations On Docket. Some sly work on the part of an "undercover man" of the Federal prohibition forces is scheduled to be revealed during the term of United States court which convenes here next week. Monday. March 18. with Federal Judge E Yates Webb presiding. According to general rumor throughout the section weeks back, a Federal sleuth has visited nu merous filling stations in the section and has preferred no one knows how many bootlegging charges against va.wus service stations in this district of the Federal activi ties. On report current here now. and which is credited to the Federal detective who worked up the cases, is that he did not fail to secure li qiior at any filling station where purchases were attempted from Bessemer City to Bat Cave. Wheth er or not purchases were attempted at many stations along the route covered is not known and will not likely be known until the docket for this district is brought to Shelby next week from the deputy clerk's headquarters at Charlotte. Where all warrants and charges are filed for the court here. If the work of the "undercover man" covered such a wide territory it is not thought likely that all of his victims are aware as yet that they were the victims of a ruse and they perhaps will not be noti fied until rounded-up for trial next week. All of which, however, is presumption upon the part of local citizens, as charges may already be preferred in all cases since it is re called that several Federal agents have been in and about Shelby re cently, or since the detective's re ported stay in the section. At the court house here yesterday none of the county officers possess ed definite information as to how many filling stations in this county had been visited and nabbed by the | Federal detective, but at the sher j ill's office it was the general opln ! ion that operators or hangers-on at ; tour or five filling stations in this county would be tried. No Padlocking. • ! So far as is now known no f ill - I ing stations in this county ha\e ; been padlocked on account of j bootleg activities by Federal offi ! cers, but it is recalled that at the j last term of Federal court here tFederal Judge Webb ordered the j stations of several convicted de | rendants to be padlocked, and for | that roason it is anticipated that there may be some padlocking in the county week after next, all of which, of course, depends upon how much cf the rumor about activities of the 'undercover agent'' proves to be actual fact. But from somewhere sprung the rumor that a Federal agent declar ed that Highway 20 from Bessemer City, through Gaston. Cleveland, and Rutherford counties to Bat Cave, was "a trail of liquor joints." and tlie rumor, as rumors are, will just not be downed, it seems, un till the Federal court docket Itself proves it false or true. New Oil Firm Opens With Ballentine As Head Superior Firm Joe C'abaniss Associated With Him In Lubricating Distributing Plant. A new firm, the Superior Oil company, distributors of lubricat ing oils, has opened in Shelby in the Thompson building just across the Southern tracks on West War ren street. Mr. Ralph Ballentine. is the head of the new firm and he has associated with him Mr. Joe Cabaniss, formerly with the Cleve land Oil company. The Superior company are whole sale distributors of the Racolene lubricating oils for cars and trac tors. inci iding Pennsylvania, Re public. and paraffine oils. Mayor May Issue Booze Permit To Shelby Citizens, Says Charter Want a pint of good booze, and ^ yourself and your booze properly protected by the city laws? Well, just file your application before the mayor. The Shelby city charter, according to those who have studied it, says you may have it and that the mayor is authorized to issue the whiskey permit. -— Believe it or not, but that's just how much of an antique the pres ent Shelby city charter is, except by the way, that it actually reads; “town'’ charter instead of "city." The fact that there are several! very musty and out-oi-date pro visions in the present town charter was pointed out by Mayor W. N Dorsey in his statement that when the charter is revised it should be a thorough job with the entire charter thoroughly modernized. It is doubtful . if Mayor Dorsey would exercise the privilege the charter gives him in empowerin'; him to prescribe whiskey for eiti zens whpn necessary, but nevcrtnc lcss the charter says so "The charter now in use," says the mayor. "not only gives the mayor the right to prescribe whiskey, but it also states that he j must see that horses arc not I hitched about the streets along the 1 court square. while still another j provision is that the mayor must; preside over a court disposing of all ] cases developing in Shelby. If the j charter is to be changed and j brought up to date, it seems to me , as if there are several things to change beside the date of holding; the municipal election and the manner m which it should be held. New Candidate For Mayor May Announce During Week, Report The second candidate for mayor of Sthrlhy In thr May municipal election will likely announce late this week or rarly nest week, according to Eeneral reports in political cir cles here today. Just who the new candidate will be is a matter of specula tion since the report hit, thr streets yesterday, but those not "on the Inside” of the latest political move are of the opin ion that the new candidate will likely he Robert K. Carpen ter, runner-up in the last mun icipal election; or Paul Webb, former mayor. No Federal Jobs For Hoovercrats Hoover Will Not Name Them In Guise Of Filling Democratic Position. Washington—No Sou'hern Hoo vercrat will be given a lederal job by President, Hoover under the guise of filling a Democratic posi tion. The president made tins plain alien the Texas national commit teeman. R. B. Creager, presented the name of former Governor Colquitt for a place on the federal board o 1 mediation, which, under the law. goes to a Democrat. Governor Col quitt voted tor Hoover and the president said if he goes on the board, he must go as a Republican. The president isn't looking for trouble" with tlie senate, though he may have much before he gets through, and.lie has been told that the senate would look askance at such tactiis as naming Hoovercrats to Democratic jobs. So Hoovercrats will not become Republicans, so far as President Hoover Is concerned. While disposing of this question, the president has also disposed of Col. Horace Mann, the much-adver tised mystery man, who was the Re publican guardian angel for the South. The Colonel will not dis pense patronage and he will not re organize the Republican party of the South. It occasioned no surprise when it was learned that President Hoover had politely kicked him over-board and will do business with the ac credited Republican organization in each Southern state. Most of the Republican politicians climbed aboard the Hoover band wagon early, so that no reorganization is needed so far as President Hoover j is concerned. This leaves the Hoovercrats in the South in an awkward position, as they must accept the leadership of the old timers if they go into the Republican ranks, and they can t be counted ns Democrats so far as the Hoover administration is concerned. The administration is running things strictly on a Republican basis, although it is expected that one or two Woodrow Wilson Demo crats will be named to prominent positions. One of these mentioned is Cato Sells, who served as com missioner of Indian affairs under Wilson. This would be a gesture toward these Southern Democrats who voted for Hoover for idealistic reasons. Shelby Merchants To Ask City Board For Old Rate On Lights $38,000 Building Shown By Permits Residences Formed Majority Of Ituilriiiig Here During Month February. Permits were issued during Feb ruary for $38,669 worth of building in Shelby, according to the month ly report of Mr R A. Rudnsill. city building inspector, ns filed in the City Hall Residences many of tliem rent structures, made up the major part of the month's building. Other than repairs and remodelling permit was issued for only one business dwel ling during the month, that being the brlek dry-cleaning plant of the Woodson brottiers on South Wash ington street In bebruarv, Permits covered the following In addition to repair work. Fred Wright, residence. Cleveland Springs road. $4,000 Shelby Riding club, two-story barn. Chestnut, street. $3,500. I) H Cline, four brick veneer residences, Suttlc extension. $1,000 and $1,700 Earl Eaker, residence. McBrayer street. $3,000 Roy Propst, frame residence. N, Morgan street. $1,500. Carlos Grigg. two residences. Lee street, $3 500 each Forest Wnlker, frame residence. $1,000 J. H. Brackett, three Irame resi dences. Martin street. $3,500 to $3, 000 each. Harry and Charles Woodson, brick dry-cleaning plant. South Washington street. $4,000. News Items About “ Business Shelby” ft oar It. Of Montgomery-Ward. Pro moted. Robert* New Chevro let Salesman. Mr H E. Rit-hbourg. manager of the A. and P., has again copped a prize for salesmanship. It has not been long since it was recorded how he got a substantial check front the A. and P. organization for putting over a sales campaign. Now comes another His friends are con gratulating himself on Ills success. Mr. William Roach, who for the past ten months has been a mem ber of the Montgomery-Ward forces, has been promoted to be assistant manager of the Rocky Mount, store, which will open March 30. This is a substantial jump for this earnest veung man, and his friends will be glad to hear of his success. Mr. Herman Roberts, formerly with Whippet, has joined the sales forces of the Crawford Chevrolet company. At the same time the an nouncement is made that Mr. Claude Jones. formerly with the Service garage, has been put in charge of the service department of this company. The changes were effective the first of this week. Mrs. Reid Misenhcimer has re covered from a stubborn attack of the flu, and is back in the office of the Webb theatre, of which she is cashier. Mr. M. L. Horn, one of the gen eral managers of the Acorn Stores chain, has returned to Shelby from a hurried visit to New York, where lie was called on account of the death of his father. To Plan Vets Trip At Meeting Monday Shelby Clubs To See Thai Confed erate Veterans Of County Get To Reunion. A meeting of representatives of the several civic clubs of Shelby will be held in the Woman’s club rooms here next Monday morning at 10 o clock for the purpose of ar ranging transportation for the Con federate veterans of Cleveland county to the reunion in Charlotte in June. It is not known as yet whether the veterans of the county will be transported in one group or in pri vate conveyances and the details will likely be worked out at the meeting. Clubs to be represented at the meeting, which will be presid ed over by Mrs. Fred Morgan, president of the association of Woman's club, will be the Wom an’s club, the U D. C's. the Rotary and Kiwanis clubs. Commit Ire of Business Men To Ap pear Before Called Meetlnf Of Board. A committee of five men. rep resenting merchants and business men of Shelby, will appear before a special meeting of the city aider men late thla week or neat week and request that the light and pow er rales of the city electrical dq; part ment be calculated again as they were up to November of 192*. This action resulted at a mass meeting of merchants and other citizens held yesterday morning In the auditorium of the court house. The committee named was Messrs. Elmer E. Scott. T. W. Hamrick, Frank Hoey, W. D. Allen, and Henry Massey, with Mr. Scott as chairman. The committee as planned. In ap pearing before the city fathers will make complaint of increase in light and power bills since the present method of calculating the bills was adopted, nnd will ask that since the electric plant Is the property of the town that the old method be resumed. General Discussion. The meet line resulted in a gen eral and informal discussion of in creasing light bills with numerous merchants voicing their opinion that they could hardly afford to operate with the light bill so in creasing. Mayor W. N. Dorsey and City Clerk Fred Culbreth were in vited to the meeting and it was ex plained by them that the present method of figuring the light and power bills was adopted last No vember so as to comply with the method using by the Southern Power company from which the city gets its power. The plan now used, they said. Is the same jilan by which the city must pay for Its power. At this juncture it was re marked by some of the business men present that they •would be satisfied with the method of fig uring provided the rate or scale was so changed as to keep the to tal light bills about where they were prior to November. The matter of deciding about the rate or method of figuring the light bills was one for the aldermen to decide, Mayor Dorsey stated and declared that he believed the al dermen would be perfectly willing to hear a committee and do what was deemed advisable. Following this statement'the com mittee named above was appointed to look into the rates and scale used and make such requests as they thought proper at the meet ing with the aldermen. College President At Belwood Sunday Dr. J. E Davis, president of Boiling Springs junior'‘college, will preach at the Belwood school house next Sunday afternoon at 3 o’clock, It Is announced by Prof. C. A. Led ford. On Friday night of this week a blackface minstrel show will be held at the Belwood high school, the minstrel including crap shoot ing. ghost seeing experiences, and other sidelines. The minstrel show has been capably coached by Mr Graham and Miss Elizabeth Span gler. Lock Negro Up On Breaking In Charge Weldon Borders, colored man who lives in the Washington church sec tion east of Shelby, was jailed here Monday night by Deputies Buren Dedmon and John Hord on a breaking and entering charge pre ferred by members of the family of C. C. Borders, a brother of Weldon Complaint is, it is said, that the man was found in a room one night in which a member of the family was sleeping or occupying. The hearing is scheduled for Saturday in the county court. Ellenboro Farmer* Shoot At Two Bales Forest City.—Winfred Hamrick. Ellenboro Vocational Agricultural student last year, with a record of 1 003 pounds of lint cotton, two bales, produced on his one acre school project leads the Ellenboro , students In yield per acre for the past year. Had Winfred selected two acres instead of one and made the same yield per acre lie would have been eligible for one of the state prizes in the Chilean Nitrate of 8oda cot ton growing contest among voca tional students in the state.