North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL. XXXV, No. l:
SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESDAY. Al'K. 10. li»20 Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons
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The Markets.
Cotton, spot ... 20c
Cotton Seed, per bu.__ 5S'-e
Showers Likely.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Occasional showers prob
able tonight and Thursday. Not
much change In temperature.
Baptists Plan
$50,000 Drive
This Amount Needed To Clear Up
Building Debt. Spent $143,674
On Plant.
At a meeting of the "committee
of 100’’ from the First Baptist
church congregation which was
charged with the enlargement of
the plant here, it was found that
the total cost of the building, equip
ment and debt on the pastor's
home was 5143,674.52 arid a cam
paign will soon be launched to
raise another $50,000 to cover the
deficit. About 48 members of this
committee met last night at the
church and were unanimous in the
praise of the building and equip
ment, and expressing satisfaction
that the church had gotten good
value for every dollar spent.
The committee "feeling that this
is a proper time to finish the work
which the Lord has so signally
blessed, we make the following
“First. that we make another
canvas in the near future for the
$50,000 needed to complete the
payment for the work and that we
add fifty per cent to our former
suhsertptions, if at all possible.
“Second, that we endeavor to get
a pledge from every member of our
“Third, that we urge all who
have made pledges to meet them as
promptly as possible,’’
Financial Statement.
Cost of educational bldg. $84,167.74
Cost of equipping same ... 6,043.00
Cost of remodelling and
enlarging auditorium .. 42,801.33
Cost of repairing and
enlarging organ - ...._ 3,450.00
Paid debt on pastor's
home . _......... 7,212.50
Total cost of bldg equip
ment and parsonage
debt . ...__ $413,674 57
Total amount of first sub
scriptions . .. 103,000.00
Total amount paid to
date. 52,000.00
Total amount pledged
and to be paid when due 51,000.00
Estimate of new subscrip
tions needed to finance 50.000.00
School Musicians
To Give Concert
On Friday Night
Youngsters To Perform For Ex
penses To State-Wide
The people of Shelby are in
for a big musical treat Friday
night when the Shelby high
musicians, big winners in the
recent district contest at Gas
tonia, give a concert at the
Central school auditorium.
Prof. W. T. Sinclair, head of the
orchestra and glee club, states that
the concert will cover the complete
program of the various musical or
ganizations of the school and
should be one of the best musical
programs ever rendered here.
To Aid Students.
Citizens of Shelby are urged to
attend not only for the entertain
ment but also because the young
musicians of the school are giving
the concert so as to defray a por
tion of their own expenses to the
big state contest in Greensboro on
April 19.
The program Friday night will in
clude numbers by the high school
band, one of the best in the state;
the orchestra; the glee clubs, boys
and girls: and solo numbers on the
violin, clarinet, flute, trumpet, and
other instruments.
Last year the Shelby musicians
brought home several high honors
from Greensboro and they hope to
repeat this year, if not do better.
Among the new? instruments of the
musical organization is a new flute
donated to the school by William
Webb, a graduate of last year who
Is now in college. Young Webb,
home for the Easter holidays, was
very much interested in the band
of which he had been a member,
and he purchased the new instru
ment from his allowance at college.
Many To Attend
Mass Meeting On
School Movement
A large number of Shelby
people are expected to attend
the mass meeting to be held at
the court bouse here Thursday
night at 8 o’clock for the pur
pose of discusisng and for
mulating a plan to keep the
Shelby schools open for nine
months this year.
The meeting is called by the
lawyers of Shelby and every
Shelby citizen is urged to at
Shelby Merchants Plan Dollar Days April 25-26
Gov. Gardner Flayed \
By Strike Leaders; j
! Slave-Driver’ Term
Charlotte, April 10.—Two
units of national guard troops
now on duty at Gastonia, where
more than 1,000 employes of
the Loray textile plant are on
strike, will be withdrawn at
onee, it is announced. The move
followed the visit to Gastonia
of Judge Nat Townsend, execu
tive counsellor to Governor
Gardner, who desired that all
troops be removed, but Adjutant
General Meets considered suth
as "suicidal.”
uasioma April e—liuusea wiui
a new burst of extremist spirit with
the arrival here of one of the na
tion’s most famous radicals to com
mand the Loray mill union organ
ization, strikers today opened the
floodgates of defamatory propa
ganda against Governor Gardner,
the late James B Duke, the Can
nons. the federal government and
cotton manufacturers generally in
redoubling their efforts to spread
their disturbance throughout the
Spurred to bitter resentment
against the Manvllle-Jenckes or
Loray mill company and “the tex
tile bosses" by organizers of the
National Textile Workers' union
since the walkout was ordered last
Monday, the strikers entered the
second week with a grim deter
mination to remain out until their
"more pay, less work" demands are
Radical Leader.
Albert Weisbord, of New York,
national secretary of the union and
leader of the famous Passaic, N. J..
strike, in skyrocketing the spirit #f
the strikers to a new high pitch at
the customary afternoon mass
meeting at his first act, influenced
the immediate distribution of
scores of printed leaflets addressed,
[ "fellow workers in the national
[guard,’ which evidenced the revolu
tionary trend of sentiment being
developed among the strikers.
The leaflet follows in full:
“Max Gardner the mill-owning,
' slave-driving capitalist governor of
North Carolina, has called out the
national guard in order to get
them to break the strike, keep the
stretch-over system and prevent the
workers from getting an increase in
Charges Slavery.
"The mill owners and the gover
nor want you to smash the strike,
shoot down innocent men and
women so that the Manville-Jcnckes
company can continue to wring
profits from the sweat of enslaved
workers who labor from dawn to
dark on machines that will smash
a finger or an arm at a single slip;
so that Manville-Jcnckes, Max
Gardner and other texule barons
can drive children of 10 and 12
years for the miserable wage of 10
cents an hour, 60 hours a week.
“Inhuman conditions kill work
ers. The present conditions in the
mills drive men, women and chil
(Continued on page ten.)
Loray Strike Puts
A Halt To Boxing
Program In Shelby
Baxter Roper Who Was To Fight
Roberts Is With National
Guard Company.
The strike at the Loray mill in
Gastonia has resulted in the post
ponement of the boxing program
sponsored by the American Legion
here Saturday night.
Baxter Roper, young lightweight,
who was to have faced Terry Rob
erts in the headline bout, is a mem
ber of one of the national guard
units on patrol duty at the big
mill and naturally cannot train for
the bout.
The bout, however, will be stag- j
ed on the following Saturday. April!
20. it is announced by Arthur Sides,'
matchmaker for the Legion post.
Gardner Dresses
On Sale In Shelby
Perhaps for the first time in the i
city's history, dresses are now on :
sale in Shelby, produced in Shelby.
McNeely is today advertising gar
ments made by the recently or- j
ganized Gardner company, from
materials woven at the Cleveland '
Cloth mill. This is the beginning of'
what is expected to be in time a j
giant Shelby enterprise
Mill Workers
Of Forest City
In A Walk-Out
Two-Third* Of Force Of 500 Work
ers Walk Out To Demand
More Pay.
Forest City, April 8 —After being
visited by a man and two women
from Gastonia who are believed to
be organizers of the National Tex
tile Workers’ union, two-thirds of
the employes of the Florence cot
ton mill walked out today in a
strike for 20 per cent increase in
salary. This mill employs about 550
I,eave Job*.
The strike began at 11 o'clock
this morning when the cloth group
left their jobs. They were followed
at 1 oclock by workers from the
card and spinning rooms. The
weavers were at work tonight but
will have to quit before morning as
there will be nothing to keep them
The visit of organizers was pre
ceded by that of five men in a
Gastonia car who came to Forest
City at 4 o'clock Saturday morning
and distributed hand bills for the
textile workers' union.
While they workers walked out,
they were not organized and it was
only through talking with indivi
duals that it was learned that the
strike is for an Increase in salary.
No Violence.
It is not believed that any vio
lence will take place as mill em
ployes and townspeople held a mass
meeting and heard Dr. A. C. Dun
can. physician of Forest City who
owns no interest in the mill, urge
the strikers to be reasonable in
their demands. He explained the
strike at Loray mills and warned
the Florence workmen against get
ting mixed up with organizations.
When he asked for a show of
hands, mill workers voted unani
mously that it would be unreason
able to make such demands as a $20
minimum wage and a 40-hour
working week.
Forest City. April 10.—Striking
employes of the Florence cotton
mill here presented a list of de
mands yesterday presented a list of
demands to mill officials and offer
ed to return to work if the demands
were granted. The demands includ
ed a 20 percent increase in pay.
dismissal of J. W. McGaraham, an
efficiency expert; and restoration
of working conditions to the basis
existing before McGaraham was
employed. Officials granted all de
mands except the Increase in pay
and the strike is considered at an
end. The strikers here denied any
connection with the Loray strike,
and some of the mill employes said
they "would ride such fellows as
Beal and Pershing out of town on
a rail if they come here."
Highway 206 Now
In State Control
Lincolnton.—Highway No. 206 was
turned over to the state highway
department last Friday, work on the
road was stopped some weeks ago
when the original contractors fail
ed. The great American Investment
Co., bondsmen for the contractor
stepped in and had the road com
pleted, the contractors on the fin
ishing job being the Virginia Gen
eral Contracting Co., of Richmond.
Mr. Roy G. Foster, general super
intendent of the contracting com
pany, Friday turned over the road
complete to the state. Mr. C. A.
Hayworth of the Raleigh office of
the state highway, was here Fri
day and accepted 206 in behalf of
the state.
The new state road is now open
from Lincolnton to Shelby, and
will become no doubt one of the
mast generally used roads that en
ters Lincolnton, The oil and grav
eling of this road is already under
way from the Shelby end.
Honorable Mention. i
Miss Alice Sanders, Shelby high
student, was one of the North Car- i
olina high school students to re- 1
ceive honorable mention in the re- i
cent state-wide French contest 1
conducted by the university. Miss i
Hazel Beard, of Lenoir was the I
winner i
Mill Here To
Drop New Plan;
Stop Petition
Ella Plant Abandon# Efficiency
System Monday. Petition
Never Presented.
The Only known indication of
any trouble or dissatisfaction
in local cotton mills came to
an end early this week when
Supt. Wm. Ervin, superintend
ent of the Ella mill here, a
branch of the Consolidated
Textile corporation, announced
that the efficiency system,
which has been in operation at
the plant since Christmas,
would be abandoned Monday
Pass Petition.
Sometime last week, it is learn
ed that some of the employees be
gan circulating a petition among
themselves in which the officials of
the mill were to be asked that the
efficiency system in the weave
room be abandoned and that the
old system prevail again.
The petition, however. never
reached Supt. Ervin or other offi
cials and no demands were made,
Supt. Ervin announcing Monday,
upon his return from Lynchburg,
that beginning next Monday the
weave room would go back to the
system used before the efficiency
plan was put into operation.
The announcement presumably
stopped the petition automatically
as it was never presented to the
mill office.
“No demands were made by our
employes,” Supt. Ervin told The
Star today, “and I never did see
the petition which was being sign
ed. The decision of officials of the
plant to abandon the efficiency
system was made known to me be
fore I heard of the petition. And I
suppose since the mill voluntarily
changed back to the old plan that
the employes naturally decided that
presentation of the petition would
be useless in view of the fact that
the change had already been de
cided upon.”
Mrs. Francis With
Booze Car Caught
Gforjf Bivens, I.oeal Taxi Man,
Nabbed By Chief Poston
Mrs. Jessie May Francis, once
the center of interest in several
sensational Cleveland county court
bearings, was back in the court
room here today, but not as a de
Early this morning Police Chief
McBridge Poston and Policeman!
Putnam searched the taxi car of j
George Bivens, local taxi driver, i
while it was parked at a Shelby j
mill residence, and fine pints of |
whiskey, the officers testified, were !
found in the car. Bivens, according
to the officers had just driven Mrs
Francis to the home and neither
was in the car at the time. Bivens
was arrested and brought before
Recorder Horace Kennedy an hour
or so later, Mrs, Francis being
brought along to be used as a wit
ness if necessary.
Bivens was fined $50 and the
Heart Beats Double
This exclusive photo shows
Dorothy Collins whom slam
Hairy Adams is said to have
considered himself married ac
cording to the Buddhist faith.
Dorothy wrote him that her
heart heat double thinking of
her “husband in Buddha.” Her
letters form part of the evi
dence which the defense says
drove Olive Adams to
chlorotY>n her htuhand, the
Hartford meteorologist.
What? Just One
Shelby Person Wed
In Gaffney In Week
It may be some day that, an en
tire week will go by without any
Shelby people being married in
Gaffney, South Carolina. Fact Is,
it almost happened last week with
only one Shelby girl marrying there.
She was Lillian Cabanisa who was
married to William Walter Hum
phrey of Lenoir,
Due, it is presumed to the tex
tile strike, the Gaffney marrying
judge united only eight couples in
all during the month.
To Organize Here
History Association
W. E. White who has been ap
pointed county historian by the
state historical association, an
nounces that an historical associa
tion will be organized for Cleveland
county in the court house here on
April 20th when the teachers of
the county will hold their last
meeting for the school year. Those
interested in preserving the his
tory of the country are urged to
.fust Airing Along.
Nothing succeeds like success W.
A. Pendleton reports that Grigsby
Grunow, maker of Majestic radios,
had a sales record of $6,111,910 for
the month of March, with forty
three millions in sales for the ten
months of operation. That's what
is designated, in Bostonian English
to be going some.
Strike Circulars Are Left
About Shelby Mills But No
Unrest Noted Among Workers
Circulars Calculated To Agitate Textile Em
ployees Scattered Here Last Week. No
Wage Cuts In Any Shelby Mills.
Circulars apparently intended to
roster a spirit of unrest among
•extile employees of Shelby plants
lave been scattered about one or
nore mills in Shelby, it is learned
iy The Star, but since it has been
nany months, or, in fact, several
•ears, since there has been a changp
n the wage scale here, and since
here is little, if any, unrest among
ocal textile workers, no walk-out
>r trouble is anticipated locally.
Friday of last week a few of the
■irculars, supposedly coming from
he strike headquarters at Gas
onia, were seen about the Lily and
SIJa Mill section, but whether or,
lot the circulars were generally,
iroadcast here cannot be learned;
leithcr is the text of the circulars'
Young Pershing, the communist
agitator behind the strike in Gas
tonia, has said, according to dis
patches that the strike at the Loray
plant there will spread over the
section, but in that several textile
workers here have stated that they
would not affiliate with a union
not recognized by the American
Federation of labor it is a matter
of speculation as to what effect an
attempted organization of Persh
ing's and Beal's National Textile
Union here would have.
Only one of the Shelby plants,
the Ella, is controlled by eastern or
northern interests, the plant being
operated by the Consolidated Tex
tile corporation
King Case Not
Likely Before
Next Thursday
Defendant Given Three Day* After
Arraignment. Court Opens
M onday.
«nr nan- i\ms trial m nrutnrii in
come up during thr rnurt term at
York. S. ('„ next week. will not
llkrly open before Thursday, if
that early, according to Attorneys
B. T. Kails and Clyde It. Iloey, of
Shelby, who will represent King In
the hearing with Attorney Thus.
K. Mellow of York.
The York county court term con
venes Monday, but Messrs. Falls
and Hoey say that according to the
South Carolina law a true bill
must first lie brought by the grand
Jury, as is done In North Carolina,
then after a true bill the arraign
ment proceedings follow and a de
fendant ts allowed three days time
after the arraignment until trial,
unless, of course, the defense at
torneys waive that privilege and
seek immediate trial
This would mean, naturally, that,
even If the grnnd jury finds a true
bill, the case could not open before
Thursday, while supposition is that
it may not be reached before Fri
day. However there is a possibility
that, the attorneys, if they fall to
secure a change of venue may nsk
for an Immediate trial once, and if.
their client is arraigned.
The bill of indictment which will
go before the grand jury is that
of murder charged against the well
known Shelby nvan in connection
with the mysterious death of his
wife at Sharon, S. C , in January,
and it is passible, of course that
the grand jury may not return a
true bill.
Kawyers Confer.
Numerous conferences have been
| held this week between the two
I Shelby attorneys representing
King, but the attorneys have fol
lowed their previous plan of keep
ing their case and procedure to
Much Interest Here.
In and about Shelby there is
practically as much interest in the
case as about Sharon and York
for in addition to King being a na
tive of Shelby his wife, Faye Wil
son King, taught school here be
fore and after her marriage. The
likelihood is that many Shelby
people will attend the hearing if
it ts held at Y’ork. especially after
the exact date for the trial be
comes public knowledge.
Shelby Women To
Speak At Meeting
Mrs. Clyde R. Iloey To Deliver Re
sponse To Welcome And Mrs.
Nix Chapter Report.
At. the annual meeting of the
third district of the United Daugh
ters of the Confederacy to be held
with the Southern Stars Chapter
at Memorial Hall. Lincoln ton, Fri
day April 12, Mrs. Clyde K. Hoey of
Shelby is to deliver the response to
the address of welcome and Mrs.
W. B. Nix is to make the report of
the Cleveland Guards Chapter.
The program wfiich begins at
10:30 o'clock is as follows:
Meeting called to order. Mrs. S.
A. Robinson, district director. In
vocation, Dr. It. s. Truesdale;
Hymn, "How Firm a Fountain";;
address of welcome. Miss Kate
Shipp; response, Mrs. Clyde Hoey;
reading of minutes, Mrs. Eugene
Brittain, secretary; The Conquered
Banner, Rev. V. C. Ridcnhour; ad
dress, Mrs. E. L. McKee, division
president; roll call and chapter re
ports, by presidents: Cleveland
Guards, Mrs. W. B. Nix; Davis
Dickerson Mills, Mrs. Mai Jones;
Gastonia Chapter. Mrs. G. W. Ra
gan; General James H. Lane. Mrs
Chas. R. Collins; Kings Mountain,
Mrs. Harry Falls; Southern Stars.
Mrs. L. A Crowell; Stonewall
Jackson, Miss Julia Alexander:
Children of Confereracy. by leaders;
Augustus Burton. Miss Thelma
Young; Bessie Sim&nton, Mrs. J.
L Aderholdt; Isabelle Morrison
Hill, Mrs W. G. Hall; J. D. Moore,
Mrs. Thomas Lee Craig; Fort Fish
er. Mrs. 1,. B. Newell; U. D. C
Perpetuation, Mrs. L. E. Fisher;
general discussion: Confederate
Reunior, Confederate Veteran.
Prizes, Memorial Highways, etc.
Luncheon at 1:30
Is Notary Public.
Mr. Clyde Mauney, bookkeeper
W'ith the Litton Motor company, has
been commissioned a notary pub
lic by the secretary of state, ac
cording to a Raleigh dispatch.
Merchants Organize
Association Tuesday;
First Event Planned
Shelby Highs
Win 4th Game
In Four Starts
Hitting Of Bridges Ariel Last .Min
ute Single In Ninth By Gold
Brings Victory.
The Shelby high athletic teams
have a habit of snatching games
away from Forest City in the fi
nal minutes of play. Yesterday the
baseball team scored two runs in
I the eighth to tie a game that was
[already lost and then came back
in the ninth with a marker which
won the game 4 to 3
Last fall in football the strong
Forest City eleven had the .local
gridders biting the dust. 6-0 be
hind. with just two minutes to go
when "Milky" Gold heaved a 50
yard pass to Rooster Bridges for a
touchdown, and then snatched a
pass out of the air a second later
for the extra point and a 7-6 win.
It was much the same here yes
terday on the diamond, and Brid
ges and Gold again played the out
standing roles along with the Shelby
captain. Cline Owens Lee.
In the first inning Bridges slash
ed out a double and scored Shelby's
only run until the eighth. Then for
frame after frame Grose, the visit
ing hurler sent the Shelby hitters
back to the bench as fast as they
came up. In the fifth inning the
Rutherford boys combined three
consecutive doubles with two errors
to score three runs and go into the
lead. From that point on until the
eighth Shelby seemed to have very
little hope. Then Bridges, the For
est City hoodoo, came to the plate
with Rippy and Queen on base and
slapped out his second long hit. a
triple, to tie the score. Forest City
failed to score in their half of the
ninth. Then Shelby came up in the
final stanza with the count tied and
Lee, the leading hitter of the team
up. Lee singled. Harrelson sacrific
ed him to second. Bumgardner
flew out, and then Milky Gold
came along to add his hoodoo to
that of Bridges by punching a short
single over first which scored Lee
and won the game.
Although defeated by Kings
Mountain a week ago. the Forest
City outfit seems to be the fastest
'Continued on page ten.)
Newton Is Named
Tax Supervisor
For County Again
lax listers For Various Townships
Also Selected By County
At a called meeting of the Cleve
land county commissioners held
this week Mr. W. R. Newton was
reelected tax supervisor and tax
auditor for Cleveland county, an
office he has efficiently operated
for a number of years.
At the same meeting the com
missioners formed list of tax listers
for the various townships of the
county, and when complete, which
"111 be in the next few days, the
list is to be published in The Star.
j Henry Mills Is President Of As
sociation. Consider Paid Sec
retary Now.
Al last thr (treat thine has been
uehieved—Hie move on the part of
Shelby business men that Is boost
ed as brine the greatest asset for
Ihr town—that Is to say the or
ganization of a Merchants associa
tion. Such an organization was
perfected in Shelby Tuesday morn
ing. when twenty-five of the lead
ing merchants and citizens of the
rlty met at the Star office and put
the new association over.
Another meeting is planned to
be held tomorrow t Thursday >
morning nt nine-thirty o’clock,
when it is not only hoped but defi
nitely planned to enlist every busi
ness man in Shelby in the new
civic enterprise.
Dollar Days Coming.
So enthusiastic were the mer
chants at Tuesday's meeting over
the idea of co-operative enterprise.
Mint at once the plan of a general
big-time dollar day was set going,
the details to be worked out at
successive meetings of the associa
tion, which will be held between
this time and the date set for the
big bargain days.
Mills President.
Permanent officers elected for
the Merchants association included:
Henry Mills, president; Paul Woot
t°n. secretary; Joe E. Nash, treas
; urer. And the following directors
were named: E. E. Scott. Dr. Ste
Iphenson and T. W. Hamrick.
A committee appointed by the
j chair, composing Ogbura Lutz,
i George Alexander and Henry Mas
rey named the official slate.
When the meeting was called to
j order at ten o'clock. a motion was
made that Mr. Scott, ex-Rotary
president be made temporary chair
man. The Penny Company head let
it be known at once that lie was
an enthusiastic booster for a Mer
chants association, and proceeded
to point out the many advantages
to be derived from such an organi
Inasmuch as both ideas, namely,
the perfecting of an association
plan, and the organization of a
dollar day, the question was raised
which should take precedence. The
chairman suggested, and it was
agreed, that the better plan would
be to organize the association first,
and then proceed to plan the de
tails for dollar day".
April 35-26.
Dates for dollar days were set for
April 35 and 26. It was agreed that
such would insure ample time to
arrange for what wUl be planned
as Shelby’s hugest trading event
Every town within a radius of fifty
miles, or thereabouts, will come
within the scope of the advertising
for the banner sale.
A committee will circularize the
many towns in the territory, which
will be accompanied by a Shelbv
Many brier speeches were made
by the visiting merchants lauding
the idea of a Merchants association
showing the benefits of co-operation
on the part of the business men.
It was planned to employ a paid
secretary, amongst whose duties it,
"ill be to keep the members posted
on credit data, and especially with
relation to bad checks. The opinion
was expressed that the very ex
istence of such an organization
will tend to put a check on the
growing bad check evil.
Every one of the twenty-five or
more present at Tuesday’s meeting
pledged themselves to bring a
member on Thursday. This meet
ing tomorrow will be held in the
[Star oifice, at nine-thirty o'clock.
Mrs. Cora Jenkins
Dies At Morganton
| Mrs. Cora Jenkins who died last
i week at Morganton where she was
j a patient lor two years in the state
i hospital was buried Saturday aft
. crnoon at Beaver Dam Baptist
I church, the funeral services being
conducted by Rev. John W. Suttle.
Mrs. Jenkins was the daughter of
Matt Brooks and is survived by her
husband and two children.
County Boy To Preach.
Frank Edwards, of Grover, will
be one of the four young ministerial
students to preach before the First
Presbytery of the A. R. P. church
meeting this week at Elk Shoals in
Iredell county. He Is a student at
the Erskinc theological seminary.

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