10 PAGES TODAY By mall, per year (In advance) #2.60 Carrier, per year (In advance) #3.00 VOL. XXXV, No. 42 THE CLEVELAND STAR SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY APRIL 8, 1929 Published Monday, Wednesday, and Eriday Afternoons LATE NEWS The Markets. Cotton, spot . 20c Cotton Seed, per bu.___58!aC Showers Tuesday, Today's North Carolina Weather Report: Fair tonight. Tuesday partly cloudy, showers in extreme west portion. Not much change in tem perature. Loray Mill Strike Near Fizzle Now Small Number Of Workers Failed To Report For Work At Chadwick-IIoskins. (Special to The C'tar.) Gastonia, April 8 iNoon)—The strike situation at the Loray plant her© today was very quiet with more employees going back to work this morning that have been at work for a wek or more. It Is estimated that more than 75 percent of the 2,200 employees arc now back on the job with no trou ble having developed since last week when a demonstration was staged in front of the mill. Speculation here has it that the national gnard companies may be sent home within a day or two as the situation now seems well in hand, At Charlotte. Threatened strikes in other near by sections failed to materialize with the exception of a report from Charlotte that a small number of workers at one unit of the Chad wick- Hoskins plant at Charlotte failed to report for work today. The report that the High Shoals plant did not open this morning proved to be erroneous. Mother Sends Deputies After Child At Earl T'oung Wife Secures Baby From Husband By Habeas Corpus Proceedings Here. Due to the inability of her young parents to "get along together" the long arm of the law reached out early today and took Gloria Elena Nichols, 22-month-old girl, from her father, A. L. Nichols, and hand ed her to her mother, Mrs. Lucy B. Nichols. Just which parent the youngster will eventually live with will prob ably be decided before Judge Henry A. Grady at Goldsboro on April 12. But the approach of the legal wrangle which will be waged over her did not in any way perturb Gloria this morning as she cooed from her mother's arms at her father who stood nearby in the court house lobby. Took Baby. Young Mrs. Nichols in company with her mother arrived in Shelby early today from Wallace, in east ern Carolina, armed with a habeas corpus signed by Judge Grady au thorizing the officers of this coun ty to take her young daughter from her husband at his parents' home at Earl and turn the child over to her. Taking the paper with Deputies Ed Dixon and Buren Ded mon drove to the home of young Nichols’ parents where they secured the child and returned to Shelby, placing her in her mother’s arms while the young father looked on. According to the habeas corpus complaint the young couple, who had been living at Wilmington un til recent months, failed to get along and the young mother with her child moved to the home of her parents at Wallace. A month or so ago, according to the com plaint, the mother having to sup port herself left the baby with her parents at Wallace and secured a position as stenographer at Hope well, Va. On April 2, it was furth er alleged, the father came to the home of his wife's parents and sec ured the baby from them, telling his mother-in-law that he intend ed to take the little girl to town and purchase her some clothes. From that time until today, when the baby was handed to her and her mother by the deputies, Mrs. Nichols had not seen the child and was not positive as to her where abouts, as it was alleged that the young father had sent word back that he had taken the baby and left for parts unknown. Young Nichols is a native of Earl, this county, while his wife is a native of Wallace, in Duplin county. Both appear to be in their early twenties and were nicely dressed and refined looking when they were together in the court house this morning as the law transferred their child from one to the other. The young husband told officers that ‘‘we have just lived too fast and spent our money," while in the complaint the young wife declared that she had been abused and ac cused by her husband. Mr. Evan' Hartgrove of Char lotte spent the wek-end at hor*-e. Dorsey Did Not Tarn Back On Mill Vote, Says Denies Keport About Textile Work ers, Bootleggers, And Taxi Drivers. “I have never made the state ment that I did not want the votes of the cotton mill people, the boot leggers and the taxi drivers," Mayor W. N. Dorsey declared today in re futing afloat about Shelby recently as the mayoralty campaign warms1 tip With the city's biennial ballot battle less than a month of politi cal activity is on the increase and political rumors are many regard ing the candidates and likely is sues which will project themselves into the situation soon Never Thought Of It. "The rumor that I did not want the vote of the mill people, the bootleggers and the taxi drivers has been afloat for some time now,” Mr. Dorsey said, "and I think it is now time to get it straightened out. "I can't understand how such a thing got started. 1 do not think there is any comparison whatever as to the classes named, and I have never thought of making such a statement. Furthermore, I have never said I did not want the vote of anyone. As for the cotton mill people, I have often said, before and after taking office, that I think as good people work for the mills as we have In this or any other city, and I have a high regard for a number of cotton mill employees I know personally. I certainly have no criticism of them as a class. They rank as high to me as do bankers or any other class. "As to the taxi drivers—I have had very little to do with them other than making some of them comply with the law against their wishes, which docs not mean that I class them all as law violators. The Bootleggers. "As for the bootleggers. I have never had any direct dealing with them, but indirectly I have given them all the trouble I could, and have no apologies to make for it. "There are three things I have tried to make a specialty of in my attempt to enforce the law since becoming mayor. First, to remove all the trash possible with our trucks. The two others, which might come under the same classification, are the whiskey dealers and im moral women. All three of which I class as trash, and that which I cannot move with the trash trucks, I want moved otherwise, thereby making our city a cleaner and bet ter place in which to live, which I believe was stated in my platform when I announced two years ago. In my opinion there are enough people of the better class to elect any worthy man to office, and that class insofar as I am concerned in cludes cotton mill people among which there are many fine folks. “It is not my intention to solicit votes. I didn't before, and I do not intend to now. I feel that what I have done will speak for itself, and If given enough votes for reelection I will get them without going from person to person soliciting them. I shall leave the matter entirely with my friends, but some time prior to the election I intend to make a fi nancial statement showing that the city Is indebted less than it was two years ago. When I have done this the matter will rest with the peo ple. Merchants Called To Meet Tuesday To Discuss "Dollar Day” And For mation Of A Merchant's Association. The Star, in a half page adver se«timent in today's issue of the paper, is inviting the merchants of Shelby and the county to meet in this office tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at ten o’clock to consider the two-fold idea of the organiza tion of g Merchants Association, and putting on a local dollar day. In other words, this newspaper is asking the merchants to Assemble here, with the idea of killing two birds with one stone. The need of a local Merchants Association has long been felt, and it has been sug gested time and again that an ef fort be made ’ to start one. And many of the merchants are agreed that the time is ripe to put on a wide-spread dollar day, one that will be very extensive ni scope, to take in a large section of the ad jacent trading territory. It is in the interest of these two ideas that this meeting is called, and it is hoped that as many mer chants will attend as possibly can do so. , The time is tomorrow (Tuesday) morning at ten o'clock at the Star office. Isaac Shelby Is New Hotel Name Geo. Johnson Moved Into New 17 Koom Curtis Building And Opens Hotel. Geo. Johnson, former • proprietor of the Hotel Victor, moved hi.s fur niture and hotel equipment Friday across the street into the Ben Cur tis building where he will operate a hotel. The name is the Isaac Shelby hotel honoring a hero of the Battle oi Kings Mountain for whom the city of Shelby was nam ed Mr. Johnson has been buying new equipment for the kitchen and lob by and will have seventeen guest rooms in the new location. The building was recently completed and is a two story semi-fire proof structure, with ample kitchen and lobby space Each room is heated by steam and has a private bath or shower. Musicians Of Shelby School High In Meet. Local Youngsters Take Seven First Places Out Of Seventeen At Gastonia. The young musicians of the Shel by high school ranked unusually high in the district music contest held at Gastonia Saturday morn ing by taking seven first places and five second places out of the seven teen contests they entered along with representatives of 10 other schools in the several counties of this section. The contest was held as a pre liminary to select district repres entatives lor the state-wide music contest to be held in Greensboro on April 19. There were fourteen districts contests held Saturday in the state, representing 111 high schools with 4000 high school stud ents in the contests. In the contest at Gastonia, eleven schools were represented with 334 pupils in the contest. In the fourteen districts there were fifty-two contests In piano solos: sixteen in violin, six in orchestra, three in band, fifty in mixed choruses, fifty-one in girls glee clubs, forty-five in boys glee clubs and 133 in vocal solos. Shelby Winners. The seventeen events included 133 representatives from Shelby. The seven contests Shelby won first place in were mixed choruses, or chestra, band, violin, trumpet, trom bone, and clarinet. Shelby won second place in the following events: girls glee club, boys quartet, boys' unchanged voices, girls’ quartet and brass quar tet. The soloists winning first place for Shelby: trumpet, John Best, jr„ trombone, Edwin Smith; clario net, Pegram Holland. The violin solo was won by Shelby without contest. Winners for Shelby in second places: brass quartet, George Blan ton, jr., Ruth Thompson, Edwin Smith and John Best, jr.; girls quartet, Lillian Crow, Ann Elmore, Frances Graham and Helen Whit ner. Boys’ unchanged voices: George Blanton, jr. Schoolmasters Will Hear College Man Prof. Boshart. of State college and an official of the State vocational department, will be the principal speaker before the Schoolmasters’ club at the Hotel Charles this eve ning. The Schoolmasters’ club is made up of the superintendents and prin cipals of the high schools of Cleve land county and tonight the heads of each school will bring along their committeemen who will be guests of the club along with the members of the county board of education. Fifth Annual Debate At Lattimore 10th Will Debate The Question of Coun ty Wide School rian Wednesday. The Edgaronean literary society of the Lattimore high school will hold its fifth annual debate at 8 o’clock Wednesday evening April 10. The following is the program: Declamation. Boyd Blanton, piano duet, Selma Davis and Cleopatra Latham; reading, Esther Bailey. Debate. query; Resolved that Cleveland county should adopt the county-wide school plan. Afirma tive: Margaret Stockton, Lowell McSwain. Negative: Gerthel Bailey, Lyman Martin. Essay, Ernest- Bailey; chorus 1 1 wo More School Girls Missing Gertrude Schmidt, aged 18, and Haze! Mallett, aged 17. both of hew York, have been added to the already long list of missing school girls. These girls, fast friends, have been gone only a short time and hope is felt that they will return shortly, but a desperate search is being made for them. (Internmtluunj JNewjt««) Pb^toi Hamrick Thinks Two Hundred \ Light Patrons Should Not Bear Entire Burden; Aid Little Man Think Minimum For Small I'ser Should Also Be Reduced. Talks Light Kates. The two hundred largest con sumers of lights and power in Shelby should not have to bear the burden on the increased cost of power in Shelby through the new method of figuring the light bills, in the opinion of T. W. Ham rick, former alderman, in a com munication today to The Star. Meantime Mr. Hamrick writes that, he also believes the minimum charge for small consumers of light and power should be reduced. His Communication. The Hamrick letter follows: “As a member of the light com mittee. that appeared before the city council recently in an appeal for re-adjustment of the present schedule of light, and power rates, the statement was made that the changes were increased from 10 to 20 percent, and to prove that statement we quote a lew rates from the light schedule: 300 K W. old rate $2100, new rate $22.20, Increase $1 20 or 5 pel cent. 750 K W. old rate $43.00. new rate 49.20. increase $4 20 or 10: per cent. 1500 K W old rate $75.00, new ! rate $86.70, increase $11.70 or 15, per cent. Power Rates. 300 K. W. old rate $12.00. new rate $15.00, increase $3.00 or 25 per cent. 750 K. W. old rate $26 00. new rate $30.75, increase $4.50 or 17 per cent. 1000 K W. old rate $30.00, new rate $38.25, Increase $8.25 or 28 per cent. 2500 K. W. old rate $68.73. new rate $79.50, increase $10.75 or 17 per cent. 3500 K. W old rate $87.50, new rate $105.50, increase $1800 or 21 per cent. “It is true, as the city clerk stated, that no increase was made to the small user. However, the committee appealed to the board to give the small user a little more current for his minimum money, in order to be in line with what other towns in this section are doing. The city council has the matter under consideration and the com mittee feels that they will adjust the matter to the satisfaction of those concerned. “The city council said." "That the mayor said," “that the city clerk said" that the “Southern Power co. said." our rates were calculated wrong. What has the Southern Power Co. got to do with our light plant anyway? Our old schedule has been satisfactory as well as ex ceptiuaially profitable for the past twenty years or more The Invest ment in our light plant is probab ly less than $250,000, yet, it is paying a profit of 6 per cent or more than a million dollars. “Very satisfactory I'd say, and if. as the city clerk says, the increase in rates effects only two hundred patrons, .tust why should those two hundred be taxed a possible average of $10.00 each. $2000.00 per month or $24,000 a year. Is there any possible reason or excuse for such an increase in rates? If so tell us about it. I personally feel that the city coun cil adopted the suggestion of the (Continued on page ten > Debating Teams Of County Will Get In Finals Shelby And Fallston Debaters Win , Trip To Chapel liill In Contests. The debating teams of two Cleveland county high schools, Shelby and Fallston, will be in the semi-finals of the state-wide tri angular debate at Chapel Hill on April 19 due to victories in the pre liminary round last Friday night. The two Fallston teamst affir mative ana negative, were victori ous over the two Belwood teams in the contest, Grover, the third mem ber of the triangle, failing to en ter. Other county schools in the de bate did not win with both teams Lattimore in a triangle with Hen rietta-Caroleen and Cliffside won with one team and lost with the other, while Kings Mountain in a double contest with Hutherfordton won one end lost one. Good Record Here. The subject was “Resolved, that the United States should enter the world's court." Mae Ellen McBrayer and Alice Saunders representing the affirma tive side of the question for Shelby defeated Gastonia's negative team in Shelby. At the same hour Edith Reed Ramsaur and Mildred Mc Kinney representing the negative side defeated Lincolnton's team In Lincolnton. By winning both de bates Shelby is entitled to send her debaters to the University of North Carolina on April 19, to enter the annual contest for tire Aycock cup offered by the two literary societies of the university. With two or three exceptions Shelby has won this de bate for about ten years in succes sion. Boll Weevil Damage May Be More Than Ever This Year Raleigh—A strong probability that boll weevil infestation in North Carolina's cotton crop will be heav ier than ever before this season was j seen by B. W. Leiby, entomologist! of the state departnemt of agri- j culture. Mr. Leiby based his opinion on observations of boll weevil emer gence made at Aberdeen, where last! Fall a large number of weevils were J placed in cages. Ten per cent of j the number tre reported to have | left.their Winter quarters already, an emergence three times as great as ever recorded before at a date this early. Although Mr. Leiby foresees a record-breaking infestation, he as- j sured cotton planters that this does 1 not necessarily mean that the crop will suffer more heavily than here- ' tofore because Summer weather conditions are such an important factor in the development of weevil activities School Board To Quit Soon, Members State Advises ('Miens To Ilf looking About l or Trustor* To Carry On—Not Prrvril _.i Declaring they are' not peeved and are are willing to co-operate tti every way with their successors, the five members of* the present city school board in a signed notice sent to The Star, announce that they will not stand tor re-election mi May 6 They advise the patron, of the school that it is high time for them to ire considering men for tills board as the duty will devolve upon these successors of selecting the superintendent, faculty and teachers for next year soon after their election. The notice addressed "to the voters of Shelby” is signed by John R. McClurd. R. '1' LcGrand, John R. Mcknight and D \V Royster and reads as follows: "Mr. R H. Kendall has already announced that he will not remain on the Shelby school board longer than the present term We, the un dersigned other members ot said school board, having hi*licito de cided that neither of u> would be willing to hnve his name consider ed by the voters for the next term, feel that we should make a definite public statement to that effect, to the end that the voters of the Shelby graded school district may at once begin the active considera tion of their choice for our success ors, "Our successors me to be elected at the same time that the Mayor of Shelby is elected, which is on May 6, and it is high time that the voters should begin to consider the composition of the new board of school trustees, for upon this new board will devolve the duty of select ing the superintendent, faculty and teachers for next year. We wish to say that we arc not in any way peeved and that we wilt gladly co operate with the new board in every way In our power, but we feel that, for the purpose of securing harmony, we should retire and an nounce our intention so to do, so that serious consideration may be given to the selection of our suc cessors." ■ -■■■•■-- ; i Fallston Man Is Buried Saturday Mr. Samuel J. Bingham, Age 15 Passes. Burled At Friendship Church. Mr. Samuel J, Bingham, age 73 years, five months and two days died Thursday and was buried Sat urday at Friendship church Falls ton, the services being conducted by his pastor, Rev, J. M Morgan assisted by Rpv. J D. Morris, amid a large crowd of friends and rela tives. Mr Brigham was happily united j in marriage to Drusiiln Wright | about the year 1880. To this union j was born eleven children: seven boys 'and four girls. Four of tin children, Loco. Asa Lona and i Clarence preceded him to the Great ; Beyond. The living are Mrs. Rob ert Leonhardt. of Fallston, Joseph Bingham of Morganton. Rev. Elphus Bingham of Denton, Gettys Bing- j ham of Fallston, Mrs. John Eaker | of Cherryville, Mrs. Lawrence Mc Swain of Harmony, and Rev. Ptylla Bingham of Westminister Theolog ical Seminary. Westminister, Md. Uncle Sam as he was known by many, was a good neighbor. He was honest in all his dealings with oth ers and never tried to deceive or j take advantage of others in a trade. He was a man of good hab its, that aided greatly in making him one of the strongest men of his day. Possibly the greatest good he was able to do, was. in the rearing and training of his children. By pre cept and example he taught his children to do right and to build a Christ-Uke character. He professed faith in Christ at 18 years of age and joined Friend ship M. P. church. He was one of the most loyal members for 55 years. For many years he was a class leader. It was his great pleas ure to go with the children to Sun day school and preaching. He leaves to mourn their loss, a faithful and loyal wife. 7 children 30 grandchildren, 4 great grand children 2 sisters. Mrs. Mahala Wright and Mrs. J J. Hayes and a host of neighbors and friends. Hamrick Now With Stephenson Store Mr. Res Hamrick, for years con- j nceted with the Paul Webb drug! store, lias accepted a potation with the Stepheson drug company, it was announced by Mr. B. O. Stephen son today Mr. Hamrick begun work at Uia ocw position this morning [ Mass Meeting Called For Thursday Night About City Schools To Let Hubby Alone Mrs. Marion Rcvell. divorced wife of Fleming II. Rcvell, was warned by the court, be fore which she was sentenced to thirty days on charges of beating her husband, to leave him, her father-in-law and daughter entirely alone. < Imern/Mion»l N«»si»»h> Forest City Plays Highs Here Tuesday . i'' Boys Koinp On Gastonia. Farris Is Hitting Star Of Day. The Shelby highs, now play ing a speedy brand of baseball, are Hilled to play the strong Forest City nine here at the city park Tuesday afternoon. Defeating Gastonia here Friday li to 2 Casey Morris’ heavyhittlng ioeals won their third game in three starts. Errors And Hits, Shelby, however, earned only about four runs despite the even dozen hits the locals smacked out on the visiting hurlers, Moore and Poston, as nine errors by the Gas tonia supporting cast assisted ma terially in running up the score. While Shelby was running up a good score "Lefty" Moore, the stem winder, was holding the Gaston lads to six scattered hits, and the ma jority of those who did get on by hitting were promptly caught nap ping off first base a la Lefty Rob inson of other days. New Hitlers. Farris, the rookie catcher of last iCominued on page tend Marries Children Of Couples Married By Him Years Ago Many young men and women are often married by the min ister who married fheir par ents, but it isn't often that the bride and groom are married by the same minister who mar ked the parents of both of them. Sucli happened in Shelby Wednesday of last week when Itev. I). Frank Putnam married Mr. Alltel f'abaniss and Miss Surbanna Morrow at his resi dence. Many years ago. Ret. Mr. Putnam married the par ents of the groom in Shelby, then some years later while in Chert, vi!le he married the par ents of the bride of Wednesday, j I.awyers I .rad Movement To Work Out Solution To Keep Schools Here Open. l awyers of Shelby met Sat urday afternoon at the call of Attorney Clyde K. Hoey in Mr. Iloey's office and decided to call a mass meeting for Thurs day night of this week at 8 o'clock In the court house, at which time a plan will be sub mitted to the citizens to pro long the school term to nine months as originally intended. Itelieve Hardships. All plans yet devised seem to have 1 ailed, or if carried out would work a hardship on many patrons who are unable to pay $10 for each child in school to prolong the term. While the offer of the teachers in tlie South Shelby school to teach two weeks without pay provided the patrons would subscribe enough for an additional two weeks is regard ed as a most magnanimous act, this would bo burdensome to many of the teachers who need their full monthly pay check to meet neces sary expenses. Interest In Children. Purely out of interest in the wel fare of the nearly 3,000 school Chil dren in Shelby and the reputation of the city in meeting its obligations to the teachers who are under con tract for nine months, the lawyers decided to take a hand and suggest a plan at a mass meeting of the citizens, in the hope that this plan will be adopted and that the pres ent emergency may be met. Plan Brin* Worked Out. Just what plan they will submit, has not been divulged but it will be submitted Thursday night and riiscussed pro and con In the hope that a settlement of this perplexing | problem may be reached within the | next week or ten days. The avail [ able money will be exhausted and the schools will close on May 4 as announced unless something is done. Plan For Present Only. It is understood that the plan which the lawyers will submit on Thursday night will only provide for the present situation and have no bearing whatever on next year. The present board, it is understood, will not stand for re-ejection, so on May 6 when the voters select their city officials, they will also select a new school board and the length of next year's term, the personnel cn the teaching force and the de partments at school will be in the hands of the new board. Next Year's Alternate. Next year. Shelby will share in ihe state school. eqauUjptlon fund so that an increase in me tax levy will hardly be necessary. One at torney ventured the opinion that the city could reduce to state salary schedule and operate for nine months, carrying on athletics, music and domestic science, or eleminate these three courses of training, re duce the term to eight months and maintain the present salary sche dule. All of this will be left in the hands of the new school board which will be selected by the peo ple at the polls on May 6. Present Plan Burdensome. The lawyers felt that to ask for subscriptions from the patrons to give the school children the ninth month and at the same time fulfil a binding contract which the teach ers have, would be burdensome to many parents who have a number of children in school. Not to have a nine months term and not to carry out the contract with the teachers would also reflect on the good name of Shelby, so the Shelby, lawyers, all of whom held a council Satur day afternoon, put their heads to gether on a plan which is being worked out on a basis of equality and justice. This plan will have been for mulated by the Thursday niglu mass meeting and they urge every patron, both fathers and mothers to attend this meeting and hear the plan presented and go into frank, full and free discussion. Gardner Used To Calls For Guards Raleigh —When Go\emor Gard ner called out the National Guard to preserve order at the textile '-'.like at Gastonia it was the sec ond time he had taken such action. In 1919 while he was lieuten ant-governor he called out the guard during the textile strike at Charlotte. Governor Thomas W. Bickett being out of the state.