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VOL. XXXV, No. 53
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The Markets.
Cotton, pc rpouml .... . . 18c
Cotton Seed, per bu. __ 48c
Frost Likely.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair and continued cold,
probably light frost in west portion
tonight. Saturday fair with slowly
rising temperature.
Ticket For
Monday Vote
The following arc the candidates
to be voted upon in the Shelby city
election Monday, with the voting
booth at the court house. The list
as published below will go on the
tickets to be printed Saturday by
The Star unless candidates listed
notify otherwise by 9 o'clock Satur
day morning, or other candidates
announce and so notify the print
er prior to Saturday morning:
W. N. Dorsey
E. L. Beam
S. A. MeMurry
(Vote for one in each ward 1
Ward One
J. F. Ledford
P. M. Washburn
Boyce Dellinger
Ward Tw o
Ab Jackson
J. F. Jenkins
Ward Three
J. F. Schenck, j.'
W. A. Broadway
Ward Four
Z. J. Thompson
T. P. Eskridge
(Vote for cne in eacli ward.)
Ward One
Roger Laughridge
Ward Two
Dr. Tom Gold
Ward Three
H. Clay Cox
Ward Four
J. B. Nolan
L. P. Holland
Thad C. Ford
Highs Are Playing
Lincolnton Today
For Group Honors
Locals May Be Group Champions
This Eve, And May Not.
Heavy Hitters.
The Shelby highs are this after
noon playing Lincolnton here for
the group seven title in the state
baseball championship series.
Lincolnton defeated Fallston 16
to 10 to remain in the race and re
ports have it that the Lincoln out
fit is composed of the heaviest hit
ters yet faced by Casey Morris’ boys
this year. In the Fallston ga#ne the
Lincolnton players banged out two
homers and a number of other ex
tra base blows.
‘•Lefty’’ Moore or Sherrill Ham
rick may be on the mound for
Shelby with "Red'’ Dayberry, anoth
er young southpaw, held in reserve.
Hamrick has hurled every game for
Shelby in the state series so far
and appears to be after the record
of Dutch Whismant who pitched
Shelby all the way to the western
semi-finals a couple of years back.
Kiwanis Club Fed
By Woman’s Club
The Kiwanis club was fed last
night to a delicious home cooked
meal by the first division of the
Woman’s club in the Masonic club
building with Kiwanian Holly Led
ford and Mrs. T. W. Hamrick of the
first division responsible for the
splendid program. Miss Virginia
Hamrick gave several humorous
readings to the delight of her audi
ence, while the “Banjo Boys,” a trio
composed of Messrs. Wilson, War
lick and Whisnant rendered a num
ber of popular instrumental selec
At a meeting of the directors of
the club, it was decided to give a
banquet to the 80 seniors and the
40 members of the High school
band. Bill McCord will stage this
program at an early date.
O. C. Sarratt, Age 89,
J. J. McMurry Age 80
Two of Shelby's oldest and most
beloved citizens, both of whom are
still active and make their appear
ance on the streets each day. cele
brated their birthdays on Wednes
day. O. C. Sarratt is the o'der of the
two. being 89. J. J. McMurry reach
ed 80 Wednesday.
Masonic Work.
First degrre work will be put on
by the Cleveland Lodge 202 A. F. &
A. M. at a called communication to
be held tonight in the Masonic
Mrs. C. H. Hardin and two chil
dren were Kings Mountain visitor's
Shelby Students Give Mothers
Credit For Best Influence
Woodrow Wilson Most Popular Hero Of
Shelby High Seniors, Lindbergh Second,
While Florence Nightingale Is Outstand
ing Heroine. Nearly All Want To Attend
College. Thirteen Girls Put Career Ahead.
Of the 88 students in the gradu
ating class at the Shelby high
school this year 18 declare unre
servedly that their mothers have
been the most beneficial influence
tn their lives. The others credited
various persons arid things, father
receiving five votes, while school
received 13.
The declaration was in response
to a questionnaire placed before the
graduating class by The Star.
The first question. "What has
been the most beneficial Influence
in your life?" was answered as fol
lows: Mother. 18: school. 13; father,
five; teachers, four; friends, six;
parents, five; books, three; church,
high school band, women, lectures.
Favorite Colleges.
In the question as to the favorite
colleges it was found that Duke and
N. C. C. W. were the favorites of
the girls with Carolina and State
ranking as tile favorites of the boys.
Fifty-three plan to attend college,
while 15 are not planning a college
career. Of the 15 who will not at
tend college only five will not be
cause they do not want to.
Teaching was found to be the
favorite colleges it was found that
Duke and N. C. C W. were the
favorites of the girls with Carolina
and State ranking as the favorites
of the boys. Fifty-three plan to at
tend college, while 15 are not plan
ning a college career. Of the 15 who
will not attend college only five will
not because they do not want to.
Heroes And Heroines.
Woodrow Wilson is the greatest of
all heroes to the graduating class
with Lindbergh ranking second,
while Florence Nightingale was
named as the outstanding heroine
with Joan d'Arc ranking second.
Robert E. Lee ranked third among
the heroes, while Samson and Lin
coln tied for fourth place. Tom
Mix and Chari is Keel (The Star's
comedian) received two votes each
and Babe Ruth cornered one of the
Twenty-eight of the 41 girls in
the class consider matrimony as
the ideal of life, but 13 placed a
career ahead of a home.
Now As To Lindy.
Another question was: “What do
you think of Lindbergh—is he a
hero, or rs he overrated?’’
Twenty-six girls classed him as a
hero while 10 consider him over
rated. Among the boys the pen
dulum of fame swung the other
way. Five- boys classed him as a
hero while 13 bespoke their minds
that he was overrated.
All The Answers.
The queries with complete an
swers follow:
What is your favorite college
(girls)? Duke (6), N. C. C. W. <6).
(Continued on page nine.)
Holland Will Run
Fcr School Board
Mr. L. P. Holland, well known
Shelby citizen and business man. an
nounces in The Star today that he
will be a candidate for the school
board from Ward Four. Mr. Hol
land’s definite announcement makes
a candidate from each ward.
One Teacher Has
Brain Concussion
F rom Car Accident
Not Considered Serious However.
Miss McArthur Improving
In Hospital.
Miss Rose Budd Chamberlin, one
of the three Shelby teachers in the
auto which crashed into the Upton
service station here Tuesday night
when the party was returning from
a dinner at Miss Chamberlin's home
in Lincoln! on, suffered a slight con
cussion of the brain according to
reports reaching Shelby yesterday
from LinColnton.
The party W'v: made up of Miss
Chamberlin Miss Francos McAr
thur, another teacher; Prof W. T.
Sinclair, musi al instructor; and
Frank Hoyle, p . ar.d at the time it
was thought that Miss McArthur,
w ho suf . red a laceration of the
knee and ,s m the hospital here,
was the worst injured, Miss Cham
berlin, l.owevcr. was considerably
shaken up and left fo he: home In
Uincolntcn vYe .nesday her head,
according to the report, continued
to pain her and being removed to
the Lineolnton hospital it was
found that she had suffered the
slight concussion. After a few days
rest from the shock it is expected,
though, that she will be able to re
turn to Shelby,
Reports from the hospital today
stated that Miss McArthur was im
proving. hut was still sore from
bruises and the leg laceration and
would likely be in the hospital for
several days vet Messrs Sinclair
rnd Hoyle received only slight
bruises and cuts.
Jnjured In Wrecks
Show Improvement
Forrest Barret, 20-year-old Kings
Mountain boy, severely injured last
Sunday when his car turned over
between Shelby and Kings Moun
tain, was so improved that he was
able to leave the Shelby hospital
yesterday for his home.
Charlie Morrison, Waco man. in
jured last Tuesday morning when
the truck he was riding in collided
with another truck at Waco, was
reported to be improving this morn
ing at the Shelby hospital.
Dellinger, Gold
Get In Race Today
Two new candidates entered
the city eleetion list just be
fore The Star went to press to
day. They were Mr. Bovre Del
linger, who announces for Al
derman for Ward One, making
a three-cornered race there,
and Dr, Tom B. Gold for school
committeeman in Ward Two.
Library Not Open.
The Shelby Public Libary will be
closed tomorrow, Saturday.
Move Slot Machines To N. C.
To Evade Enforced Ruling
Quick Action Follows Receipt Of
Instructions Of S. C. Governor
To Confiscate Devices.
Gaffney, May 2—As the result of
Governor John G. Richards’ order
issued Tuesday to rid the state of
slot machines, 14 cluttered the
state of iloor of Sheriff J. G.
Wright's office at the court house
here yesterday. They had been
taken from stores and shops in all
parts of the county. The majority
were the kind that gave mints a?
well as checks and money. A few
were of other types.
Sheriff Wright was not in the of
fice and Deputy Sheriff J E. Wat
kins, in charge, could give little in
formation when questioned about
the so-called gambling devices. He
said he could not furnish the names
of the firms they were taken front,
and when asked what would be
done with the machines, he replied
he thought that was a private mat
ter and that, "people had no busi-,
ness asking."
It is reported that some of the j
machines were taken to North Caro-1
lina before officers began their col
! lection The exact number in op
eration in Cherokee county could
not be learned. Sheriff Wright was
called on the phone yesterday after
noon and asked to estimate the
number, but he declared he had no
idea how- many there were in op
eration here. He added that he did
not yet know how they would be
disposed of, and that he was waiting
further instructions from the gov- j
S. L. Courtney, local representa
tive of Keeney Sons, Chicago, re
puted owners of the slot machines,
when asked yesterday for informa
tion as to probable action with ref
erence to future operation of slot
machines in South Carolina, showed
the fallowing which had the ap
pearance of being an authorized
telegram from Chicago: "Notify all
constables or officers seizing our
machines that they will be held per
sonally responsible, as our case has
not been decided by United States
supreme court and that we arc no
way connected with Wilson case.
Remove all machines and hold for
instructions per telegram this morn
ing Call H. Hart.'
Seek Bail
For King
Will Try To Get Bond For Shelby
Man Before < hlrf .lustier
Watts At I.aurens.
York. S. C . May 2 -Application
for bail for Rate King. 1 elef in the
Chester county Jail since his in
dictment here for the murder of
his wile, Faye Wilson King, will tie
made before Chief Justice R. C
Watts at Laurens Tuesday, it was
announced tiere tonight bv Thomas
F. McDow, leading counsel for
Notice of the application for bail
has been served on Solicitor J. Lyles
Glenn of Chester It is definite!*,
known that the state will strenu
ously oppose the granting of ball
The state's position. It is under
stood, will be that having been in
dicted and arraigned. King is no,
eligible for bail because in a sense
his case :s in process of trial
King has been in the Chester
Jail since April 15. He was taken
from the York jail to Chester not
as a precautionary measure against
violence but because the sheriff and
deputies here are witnesses in the
case, it was stated in the court order
committing him to the Chester pri
son. He was granted a change of
venue April 17 and the case wa:
transferred to Chester county for
King was arrested February 4 on
the charge of murdering his wife
immediately after the jury at the
coroner's inquest had rendered a
verdict staling that she came to hr’
death by poison administered by
hands unknown to the jury. 1!
obtained his freedom February 8 on
$3,000 bond granted by Chief Jus
tice Watts. After the finding rf a
suit of bloody clothing in the King
home at Sharon the state sought
to have Chief Justice Watts rescind
the order granting King bail, but
this request was refused.
While King was arrested on a
warrant charging him with mur
dering his wife by administering
poison and beating her on the head
the indictment on which a true bill
was found charges him with chok
ing her to death.
Piedmont Finals
On May 5 th11 Oth
Twenty-Five Youngsters On Senior
Class Roll There. Dr. Wall
To Make Address.
especial to The Star.)
Lawndale, May 3.—The Piedmont
high school commencement gets un
derway Sunday, May 5, and ex
tends through Friday May 10.
The commencement sermon will I
be preached by Rev. J. W Fitzger
ald Sunday afternoon at 3 o'clock
On Tuesday evening, beginning at (
8 o'clock, the grammar grade exer- j
ciscs will be held, while on Wednes
day evening, May 8. will come the
nainual debate. Thursday evening
at 8 o'clock Rev. Zeno Wall, oi
Shelby, will deliver the literary ad
dress. On Friday, May in, the read
ing contest will be held at 10 in the
morning, the declamation contest
at 11, the graduating and class day
exercises at 2:30, and an operetta
at 8 in the evening.
Tlie roll of the graduating class
Edith Beam, Shannon Hurman
Blanton, Mary Mildred Boyles, Wil
liam Jacob Burns. Ruby May Car
penter, Franklin Glenn Cornwell.
Wayland Beecher Denton, Thomas
Jefferson Dixon. William Franklin
Eaker, Daniel Cline Falls, Robert
Forney, Minnie Gold. Eloise Grtgg,
Lawrence Gilbert Hord. Vera Inez
Kiser. Mary Elizabeth Lee, Geral
dine Elaine Moore, Pearl Rackard,
Vashti Richards, Piccola Rudasill,
Theodore Tilman Smawlcy. Eubort
Bynum Spangler, Grace Elizabeth
White Tells Club Of
Cleveland’s History j
Prof. W. E. White, of Lattimore.
son of Mr. M. L. White, well known
newspaper contributor. was the
guest speaker at the Shelby Rotary
club today and gave a brief but very
interesting resume of the history
of Cleveland county. Mr. White is
official historian for the county and
is secretary of the County Histori
cal commission recently organized
with Prof Lawton Blanton as pres
ident. He appeared before the club,
on a program arranged by Solici
tor P.'•Cleveland Gardner.
Outstanding historical informa
tion given by Prof. White in his
talk together with historical arti
cles by him upon the county wit!
a j.jear in later issues of The Star.
Blind Hatred Caused Murder Impulse
Breaking down under the prilling by the polirr, Far! Peace*,
lower left, told all of his brutal murder and subsequent attempt
to incinerate the body of his bride of a year, Dorothy Peacox,
upper left. How he killed her with a book end in the apart
ment in Mount Vernon, N. Y., where they formerly lived.
How he brought the body to the lonely spot near Scarsdale
and tried to burn it. llbw he attempted to establish an alibi
through the aid of his sweetheart, Frances New mar right, bv
carrying her back into the house from which lie n*d carried
tire dead body of his wife. Miss Newman is being held as a
material witness. The case will go to. the Grand Juiy next
j week.
Writer For Star, Is Unusual One
LifeStory Of Gee McGee, Feature
I-Ost Hand. rye. And Hearing When
Only Eleven. Succeeds Despite
Ills Handicaps.
Forty-nine years ago \V. Frank
McGee, whose pen name is Ger
McGee, was horn on the bank of
the Savannah river near Anderson,
S. C„ his present home.
When Frank was eleven year,
old he suffered the lass of his right
hand, his left eye, the tearing of
the right ear. and half the effi
ciency of the left ear.
Frank's father operated a cotton
gin. and it was the boy's job to
carry the fluffy white lint from the
condenser to the press. One day he
was being assisted by a boy chum.
Charlie Wandslow and they were
having the time of their lives, div
ing into the soft pile of lint and
coming up with great armfulls of
the fibre, looking like huge walk
ing snow-balls as they scampered
away to the press room.
Just as the two boys wore about
to dive into the cotton for another
load the pile burst into flame with
a soft muffled sound like explosion
of loose powder. Frank had the
presence ot mind to jump beyond
tire further reach of the blaze,
springing out of the fire like a blaz
ing torch. Charlie sank down in his
tracks, and was burned to death in
a few minutes.
Tough Beginning.
Many seeing Frank in the agonies
of the months that followed,
thought it was a pity he had not
gone with Charlie; he would be so
horribly handicapped for life.
However, Frank hot only refused
to die, but learned to laugh at his
handicaps. He had one good hand
left, one bright, beaming eye, and
half the hearing of one ear. What it
his face were covered with scars?
Tvvasn't looks that made the man
So Frank taught his left, hand
| Mrs. R. L. Ryburn. of the Shelby
Presbyterian church. was elected
historian of the King Mountain
Presbytericn auxiliary held early
| thus week at the First Presbyterian
church in Rutherfordton
i _ ’ * *
Tommy Harrtll. Cleveland county
boy and former State college cap
tain. alternating between first base
and the outfield for the Greensboro
Patriots in the Piedmont league, is
hitting the horsehide hard To date
he Is among the leading hitters of
the league and on Wednesday bang
ed a long home run over the right
eenterfield fence to help Ins team
Shelby is growing Tins front
Col. Wad" Harris editorial page of
The Charlotte Observer: "Folk
entering Shelby from the Charlotte
end, the past few months can not
have failed to make remark on the
number of new homes that line the
highway and rise on the slopes, but
a better notion of just how Shelby
has been growing is obtained from
'statement in The Star this wee!;
that in nine month', is many as
127 new homes have been built in
that town, which seems to be .some
thing akin to the Charlotte pace/’
the cunning of the right, fastened a
leather strap to the charred stub of
| the right, hooked it over the plow
| handle and proceeded to make a
| regular hand in the field In this
: position Prof. J. F H.vper who
(Continued on page eight <
This Minister Will Be Particular
When He Outlines His Promise
Washington. N. c.—The next
time Rev. Stephen Gardner, rector
of St. Peters Episcopal chwcli,
makes any kind of a proposition to
the boys and girls of his Sunday
school, he Is going to give the mat
ter serious and careful attention
before submitting it to them.
Six months ago Mr. Gardner an
nounced that lie would give a prize
of ten dcitars in gold to the boy or
girl who attended Sunday school
and church services for six months
without nitssiiig a single Sunday.
The period came to a close last
Sunday, and when officers of the
Sunday school checked up car the
attendance record today, it was
found that 29 girls and 2? boys had
maintained perfect attendance for
the six months and had not missed
a service.
Mr. Gardner almost fainted when
he was informed of the facts.
The 51 prize winners are expect
ing to receive tin. ir ten Dollar gold
pieces next Sunday.
Hundreds New Voters
Register For Election
In Shelby Next Monday
City Tickets Will
Be Printed Saturday;
Tickets to ho used In tho
city election here Monday will
he printed at The Star job
shop Saturday morning, and all
candidates who wish their
names to he placed on the ticket,
and who have not officially an-'
nounced. should do so by !•
o’clock Saturday morning.
In some rases where it is
thought that a certain man is
seeking a nofflce his name might
not go on the ticket when he
does not desire, and on the
other hand, unless the names
are officially filed, some citizen
who desires Ills name to be on
the ticket may not have it there.
Definite Information from the
candidates should hr given early
Saturday, l ive thousand tickets
of each race—mayoralty, city
hoard and school hoard—will be
printed. Candidates desiring
tickets additional to this num
ber should Inform The Star.
Six Nurses
To Graduate
On Tuesday
1). /,. Neulon To Deliver Address.
Krv. H. N. MeDiiirmid To
Preach Sermon' Sunday.
Commencement exercises for the
I School of Nursing of the Shelby
i hospital will begin Sunday with a
i sermon to the six graduates by Rev.
i H. N. McDiarmid, pastor of the
i Presbyterian church. This service
! will bo preaching at. the church
and will be followed Tuesday eve
'nlng'in the high sehbol auditorium
) by the graduation exercises at which
j Attorney D Z. Newton will deliver
! an address and Dr. E. A. Houser, a
I member of the faculty and a trus
tee of the hospital will present the
I diplomas. The public is invited to
| a square dance at Cleveland Springs
hotel after these exercises.
Miss Ella McNlchols. head of the
School of Nursing says that the
public is invited to attend these ex
ercises. This year there are six
graduates and it is the sixth an
niversary of the existence of the
The roll of graduates is as fol
lows :
Alice Marie England. Ruth Lee,
Charlotte Josephine Beverly, Leah
Janette Rust. Rena Ophelia Hames.
Edna Muriel Wright.
Motto: "Tis Noble To Serve.’’
Flower- Snapdragon. Color—Pink
and white Valedictorian. Alice
Marie England.
Indian Preacher
Draws Big Crowds
Eight hundred were present last
night at the evangelistic service
conducted at the Second Baptist
church by Rev. A S. Lockee. a
Cherokee Indian, The meeting
started April 28 and runs through
May 12. Interest has been keen and
attendance large at each service
Tlie preacher has a magnetic per
sonality and a force and power that
appeals. He made his first propo
sition to t lie unsaved Wednesday
night and 12 or 15 people went
forward. Interest grows as the
meeting continues and many peo
! pie are coming from a distance to
1 hear him.
Rev. Rush Padgett, the pastor,
j ays Mr. Lockee's daughters, Misses
| Evelyn myl Margaret who are in
| college in Greenville, S. C.. will be
here for the services Saturday and
Sundav. Both have good voices and
will sing at each service. For Sun
day it is expected to have a red
S letter day for the Sunday school.
Preaching at 11 o'clock and a spe
cial service for men only at 3:30
o’clock, followed by the usual eve
i ning service at 7:30 o'clock.
Wants Officials Who
Will Pay Own Lights
To Editor Oi The Star:
“One thing the tax payers of
'.Shelby would like to know.”
Is the next administration going
| to give themselves and their help,
water and lights free, and put the
price up on their patrons’
' . J. L. SMITH.
Names Of Dead And Those Moved
Away Culled From Book,
2,674 Registered.
A cheek-up on the city registra
tion hooks by Registrar Mike H.
Austell shows that up until today
2,674 voters were eligible to par
ticipate in the biennial city election
Monday. This number includes 467
new voters registered this year.
The total of eligible voters for the
approaching election is almost dou
ble the actual votes east In 1987.
In fact it is double the total vote
cast for the aldermen, but is not
quite double the total vote cast In
the mayoralty contest In which there
were six candidates.
Weed Dead 'Uns Out.
Registrar Austell is pretty sure of
one tiling, fthere frill not be any
great number of dead votes cast,
which is to say that for three or
four days the registrar has been go
ing through the registration books
culling out nnmes recorded there of
Shelby citizens who are dead, or
have moved away from town. This
procedure, he estimates, eliminated
something like 300 names from the
With registration or new voters
continuing through this "'weeck,
however, it is likely that at least
500 new voters will be upon the
books by Monday morning, and this
will run the total registration over
Dopesters Dubious.
Regardless of the heavy registra
tion of the new voters the political
prophets of the town are not anti
cipating ar.y large vote. Many of
them are of the opinion, in view of
the lack of interest shown by citi
zens, that no more votes will be
cast Monday than was two years
ago when the six candidates for
mayor polled a total vote of 1.456,
General estimate howbeit is that
close to 1,600 votes will be cast, and
this means that if the mayoralty
race is decided in the first contest
that, the winning candidate must
receive something like 800 votes.
No issue of Importance has de
veloped in the closing days of the
final campaign week and unless
something shows up between this
time and Monday morning the
v oters going to the box at the court
house will do so Just because they
are interested in town government
and want to vote, and not because
they have been stirred up by cam
paign issues or personalities.
Dinner Is Planned
For Confederates
In Shelby May 10th
Will Be Served In Woman's Club
Room. Exercises To Be Held
At School Auditorium.
Confederate veterans, their wives
and widows will be served the
usual dinner by the Daughters of
the Confederacy chapter here on
Memorial Day. May 10th. according
to an announcement made today by
Mrs, W. B, Nix, president. Last year
the Daughters fed about 100 people
but the veterans themselves are
rapidly passing and only 38 of these
guests last year were men who fol
lowed under the flag of General
Lee. xhe attendance this year will
probably fall short of that a year
ago. All veterans, their wives and
widows are asked to meet in front
of the Confederate monument at
10:30 o'clock where they will be
met with cars to take them to the
high school auditorium for a short
program. There will be no speech
making, but entertainment in the
nature of songs and readings will
be rendered.
After the program, the dinner will
be served in the woman's club room
j and at that time, the guests will |
| be told of the free trip which the
1 Daughters and other local clubs will
| give the veterans, their wives and
I widows to the Southern Reunion to
j be held in Charlotte early in June. |
Sister Of Mr. Post
Dies In Pennsylvania
Ed Post, died at her home In Bev
erly Hills. Philadelphia, last night i
at 10 o’clock after an illness of sev
eral years.
Many friends will remember Mr?,
Smith hc e. as she accompanied
her husband. Rev. C. O. Smith two
summers here, while he preached
for Dr Murray at the P_esbyterlan
church. Mrs Smith is survived by,
her husband two little daughters
The funeral services will be held in
Baltimore Md , Monday.
Mrs. C. O Smith, sister of Mr.

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