VOL. XXXV, No. 63
TflE CLEVELAND STAR
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY. MAY 27, 1929.
Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons
By mail, per year (in advance) 13.10
Carrier, per year (in advance) $1.00
Cotton, pe rpound .. 18c
Cotton Seed, per bu. ..48c
* Cloudy And Showers.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Partly cloudy tonight and
Tuesday. Probably scattered thun
derstorms Tuesday, afternoon .In
extreme west portion.
» Committees Getting1 Active In Pre
paring For Postmasters And
Civic club committees are this
week preparing to hang Shelby's
latch string cm the outside tor
the two big conventions, the post
masters of the state and th-j Span
ish-American veterans encamp
ment. which will meet here early
in June and July.
,, The postmasters and postmis
tresses in North Carolina are ex
pected, will gather here on Friday
and Saturday, June 1* and 15. The
Spanish-American veterans, and
between 600 and 1.000 which in
cludes wives and members of their
families will likely attend, gather on
July 8 and 9.
At a recent meeting of civic club
officials the following committees
were named to aid in caring for
the visitors during the pastmasters'
i convention: Entertainment com
mittee — Merchants association:
Henry A. Mills, Frank E. Hocy and
W. L. McCord; Rotary club—C. B
McBrayer, E. E. Scott, and John
Dover, sr., Kiwanis club—Paul
Webb, Max Washburn, ar.d C. A.
Burrus; Woman's club—Mesdames
F. R. Morgan, J. H. Quinn. T. W.
Hamrick, Colin Hull and J. S.
Dorton;county service council—G.
V. Haw-kins, R G. Laugliric’ge, and
J. Talmadge Gardner.
A committee headed by Chas. L.
Eskridge and H. L. Massey will look
after the arrangements for d motor
trip to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock
which will be tendered the v isitors
during one of the two days,
s Complete committees from the
several civic organizations to aid
Messrs. J. P. Jenkins, J. F. Roberts,
H. A. Logan and R. E. Campbell in
planning for the Spanish-American
war vets have not been named, but
at the last meeting of the Rotary
club a committee as follows was
named for that purpose. Grady
Lovelace chairman; Dewitt Quinn,
Dr Hugh Plaster, Dean Duncan
and Judge Horace Kennedy
Due to the large number of
, veterans expected, local Spanish
American war veterans say, the ho
tels of Shelby will be unable to
handle the entire gathering and
Shelby homes will be opened to
be given the veterans and the mo
tor trip to Lake Lure for the post
masters will be at the expense of
, the local entertainment committee.
Juniors And Seniors
Hold Annual Frolic
At Hotel This Eve
Evening Of Giyetf Will Open
Commencement Season Here
The Junior-senior banquet, the
big frolic of the high school com
mencement season in Shelby, will
be held at the Cleveland Springs
hotel here tonight with faculty
sponsors of the two classes super
vising the program.
The banquet is the final toast of
the juniors to the graduating class
and It is the evening when the
seniors will to the rising seniors the
various characteristics and quali
ties of the graduating group.
The event opens the commence
ment formal, this being the last
regular class day at the school with
examinations taking full sway to
morrow. On Wednesday night will
come the annual sermon by Rev. H.
N. McDiarmid In the First Baptist
church. The program continues
through Friday night when the di
plomas will be awarded at the an
nual address which will be made by
Many Local People
On Fishing Jaunts
Tsaak Waltons Of Town Swarming
To Lake Janies Section
* The Tsaak Waltons of Shelby have
been doing some very enthusiastic
fishing for the last fortnight or so
and at the present time the fish
ing fever seems to be at the high
est peak ever known here.
One day recently an even dozen
auto loads of Shelby people were
fishing along the banks and in
boats upon Lake James at Bridge
water. One local lover of the sport
estimates that at least 400 crap
» pies (striped perch) were caught by
Shelby people at Bridgewater last
Man And Wife Killed At Toluca En Route Here
Jake Noses And Wife Killed En
Route Xo Visit Mrs. Towery ,
Sunday was a tragic day on
highway 18 between Shelby and
Morganton, two people being killed
and eight Injured in one wreck,
while in another a young mother
and her babv were badly burned.
Early yesterday morning at Mor
ganton Jake Moses, aged 35, and
his wife, Roxie, aged 34, piled into
their second-hand touring car
along with their seven children,
and Jake's younger brother, Lee,
aged 20, for a drive to Shelby
where they planned to spend the
day with an aunt of Lee and Jake.
Mrs. Joe Towery, of South Shelby.
But a few hours after the over
loaded car left Morganton Jake and
his wife were carried back to a hos
pital there where they died, and to
day the seven children and Lee
Moses are in a hospital there some
seriously injured while all the
others are painfully injured.
Right Above Toluca.
Just as the packed car neared
Toluca, in this county, one of the
front tires blew out, the car leap
ed into the air, turned over and
crashed against the gravel pave
ment a twisted mass of tin, steel
and broken bodies. From under
the twisted remnants of the two
small seats the 10 people were re
moved, loaded into a truck and
hurried to Grace hospital in Mor
ganton. Jake Moses, the father of
the children, died just as he reach
ed the hospital and his wife died a
couple of hours later. Last night
three of the small children, one a
baby aged one year, were uncon
scious and little hope was enter
tained for the recovery of either one
of the trio. Today, however. The
Star by a long distance call to Mor
ganton learned that the children
had regained consciousness during
the night and some hope was en
tertained for their recovery.
The story of the tragic weeck wTas
related by Lee Moses, painfully in
jured, from his bed in the hospital.
Double Funeral Today.
Moses ana his wife will be bur
ied at Morganton this afternoon at
2 o’clock in a double funeral. The
services are to be held at the home
of Moses’ father, Joe Moses.
And Babe Burned
Qn Shelby Road
Mrs. Logan Wakefield and her
baby, were painfully burned about
dusk Sunday evening while return
ing from a ride out highway 18
from Morganton towards Shelby.
Mr. Wakefield, an employee at
the state hospital, was along and
was driving when the car ran out
of gasoline. While it was being fill
ed up some one struck a match, ac
cording to reports received here,
and the mother and her baby were
burned. At the hospital in Morgan
ton it is not thought that their
burns are serious although very
Gov. and Mrs. O. Max Gardner
entertained Prof. I. C. Griffin and
the members of the Shelby high
baseball squad at a six o’clock din
ner at the mansion Friday evening.
13 Thousand In
Taxes Not Paid,
One Week To Go
Sale Of Land For Unpaid Taxes A
Week From Today. Allen Col
lects $87,000 In 2 Months.
With only one more work to
go before Cleveland eounty
property on which taxes are not
paid will be offered for sale by
the county commissioners some
thing like $13,300 in eounty taxes
have not been paid, according
to Sheriff Irvin Allen and Coun
ty Manager A. E. Cline.
The sale is to be held today
week. Monday, June 3.
Of that amount it is estimat
ed that quite a percentage is poll
tax and personal property tax
so it is hard to estimate just
what the total value of property
to be sold might be.
When Sheriff Allen entered
office on April something like
$100,300 in taxes remained to be
collected, and in the two rionths
time he and his deputies have
brought the total down to $13,
300, collecting around $87,000
The total tax levy in the county
Mr. W. A. Moss Dies
At Hospital Here;
Funeral At Grover
Grover Man In Hospital Only 30
Minutes When He Dies Of
Mr. William Avery Moss, of Gro
ver, died Saturday morning. May
25, at 3:15 at the Shelby hospital
where he had been brought for ex
amination about 30 minutes before
he died. He worked on his farm all
day Thursday and was seriously
sick only one day. Death was due to
heart trouble. He had been in fail
ing health for about two years.
Funeral services were conducted
from the First Baptist church,
Grover, the pastor. Rev. W. E. Fur
cran, had charge and was assisted
by Rev. J. T. Dendy, pastor of the
Presbyterian church. Mr, Moss was
one of Grover's foremost citizens.
Beloved by all who knew him and
was at all times a Christian gentle
men of the highest type. He is sur
vived by his mother, Mrs. Addie
Moss, a wife and five children,
Woodford W. Moss, Misses Odessa
Mildred Evelyn and Addie Mae
Moss. Two brothers, W. J. Moss,
prominent merchant of Grover and
R. D. Moss, popular railroad man
of Grover. Two sisters, Mrs. Corrie
Johnson, of Charlotte, and Mrs. W.
B. Herndon, of Jackson Springs, and
one adopted brother, Frank Hul
lender, of Union, S. C. Two grand
children also survive.
He was 54 years old. Interment at
Grover cemetery Sunday afternoon
at 2 o'clock. Attended by one of the
largest crowds ever seen at the
Grover Baptist church. Pall bear
ers were Messrs. C. F. Harry, Carley
Martin, R. C. Tate, Ed Becknel, R.
L. Pinkleton, J. L. Herndon.
Flower girls were Misses Louise
Pinkleton, Minnie Harry, Alma Tes
sener, Mary Hambright, Veree Ran
dall, Ruby Beam, Edith Sheppard,
Miss Odessa, eldest doughter of
Mr. Moss graduated this year from
Chowan college and had just fin
ished final examinations ready for
commencement exercises Sunday
when she received the sad message
to come home.
Mr. and Mrs. Roland Elam at
tended the ball game at Chapel Hill
Henry Ford Believes Prohibition
Law Should Be Enforced, Says
Automobile Magnate Plays Visit
To Hoovers At White House
And Expresses Views.
Washington.—Henry Ford Wants
to see the prohibition laws enforc
ed rather than modified.
That was the burden—as far as
he let it be known afterwards, at
any rate—of his luncheon conversa
tion with President Hoover at the
"Prohibition is here to stay," he
told newspapermen as he emerged
from the White House. "Prohibition
must be enforced. There can be no
tunning t ck. I do not believe the
people of the country want modifi
Too Crude Yet.
Replying to questions. he also
expressed the opinion that the
Diesel type engine had not been suf
ficiently developed for him to con
sider their use in airplanes and
automobiles. He said he thought
the gasoline engine, being much
cleaner, was better suited fci auto
mobiles and the oil burning en
gines, though cheaper to operate,
were too heavy as now developed
for use in airplanes
His visit to the White House
followed a successful hunt in the
old city of Alexandria, Va , near
Washington, for early American
antiques to add to his Dearborn.
Mich., collection Browsing and de
liberating at great length, he pur
chased two Betty lamps, once owned
by a niece of General Robert E.
Lee; a pair of bronze vases, a
banjo-shaped barometer said to be
more than 200 years old; a colonial
sideboard; a melodeon of the Civil
War period, and an album
Three Times Champs Of N. C.
Coach Casey Morris and the 17 youngsters pictured above Saturday afternoon won Shelby's third state base
bail crown by defeating Raeford, eastern champs, in Chapel Hill 4 to 2. The youthful state champs are, front
row, kneeling, left to right: Harrclson, lb; liutick, utility; McSwain, utility; Queen, p; Bridges, 2b. Middle
row. left to right: Bumgardner, cf; Farris, c; Moore, p; Cold. Sb; Hamrick, p; Poston, rf; I.ee, (captain) ,ss;
Back row, left to right: Alan Suttle, ass't manager; Charles Swltacr, ass’t manager; Teel, p; Dayberry, p;
Silvers, c; Ralph Gardner, manager; Coach Casey Morris.
Hereafter In Carolina Golf
They’ll Watch Shelby’s Webbs
15-Year-Old Boy Gives Champion
A Fit In Charlotte Tourney.
Long In Quarter-Finals.
In the years to come, and both
boys are young enough for a goodly
number of years to be ahead of
them, the sideline spectators and
the participants in golf tournaments
in the two Carolinas will keep a
weather eye peeled In watching
the performances of the two young
Webb brothers of Shelby—Pete and
Fred, although no one in Shelby
knew that the latter’s name was
anything other than “Snook" until
he decided to play In a big golf
tournament and got his name on
the sport pages.
A couple of years back Pete, who
is 16 now, and “Snook," who is 15,
began caddying out on the old
Cleveland Springs golf course.
They're sons of Jim Webb, who
trades stores and theatres with the
same complacency that farm boys
trades barlows and naturally they
kept their eyes open, and every
thing they observed was retained in
One Club Starts,
The dimes they saved in caddy
ing v'ere eventually invested in
couple of second-hand mid-irons,
and in the mornings the two cad
dies began playing the course. In a
couple of months the other cad
dies began laying wagers with the
golfers they were caddying for that
Pete, the eldest of the Webb, could
lick any golfer in Shelby. And in
another month or so he was doing
just that. About that time his folks
and the golf fans fitted him up
w'ith a bag full of clubs and sent
him to the junior Carolinas tourna
ment at Greensboro, where he at
tracted attention by getting in the
first flight. Meantime the younger
brother was playing a good game,
but not quite up to Pete's, which
was, has been, and is usually par.
Another year passed and both of
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Lumberton. May 25.—Dick Nor
ment today occupied a niche in
baseball’s hall of fame.
The 19-year-old, one-armed and
one-legged Lumbertan high school
pitcher who some week ago shut
out Clarkton high, allowing only two
hits, yesterday pitched a no-hit,
no-run game, blanking Howland
high school. The score was 6 to 0.
Norment's limbs were amputated
as the result of a. train wreck eleven
Young Norrnent. Is a brother nf
Mrs. Randolph Logan, of Shelby,
and is well known here.
Friends and relatives will meet
at Elliott’s cemetery Sunday after
noon June 2, at 3 o'clock to decorate
Robbers Get Coin
And Doctor’s “Dope”
In Raids Made Here
C'a*h Taken From Plgfly-Wlgfly.
Cocaine, Etc., From Shelby
Thieves were somewhat active
over the week-end in Shelby
with the biggest hauls being
•dope'1 and needles for injec
tion from offices of Shelby
Friday night offices of two phy
sicians and one dentist were enter
ed and robbed of all the “dope,”
cocaine, etc., that could be located
along with the needle syringes used
in administering the "dope.” In one
office the robbery indicated that
the job was not likely done by a
dope fiend but perhaps some per
son working for dope users as other
articles taken indicated that the
thief was interested in more than
Cash From Register.
The latest robbery reported was
a daring affair at the Piggly-Wig
gly store in the main business sec
tion on South LaFayette street just
off the court square. Some time be
tween 4 o’clock and 6 Sunday aft
ernoon the store was entered and
around $47, it is said, taken from
the cash register of the self-service
store. Entrance was made by way
of a rear window from which the
protecting bars had been pulled
Late last night, It was learned to
day, thieves entered the Carolina
Motor Inn. Sinclair oil distributing
point on East Warren street and
rifled the cash registers of $40 or
more, leaving more than ten dollars
in small change.
Issues of The Star this week
will carry photographs of the
first graduating class at Boil
ing Springs college, of the
nurses recently graduating at
the Shelby hospital, and also a
photograph of the Shelby high
school band, winners in a state
wide contest at Greensboro.
In Local Lodge
Succeeds C. S. Young As Worship
ful Master. Other Officers Are
Capl. J. Frank Roberts is again
worshipful master of the Shelby
Masonic lodge, which officialy is
Cleveland Lodge 202 A. F. & A. M.
He was elected to that post at an
election meeting of the lodge held
in the Masonic temple Friday night,
having served the local lodge *as
master upon several occasions he Is
one of the best known Masons In
this section of the state.
Capt. Roberts succeeds Mr. Charl
es S. Young, who has also served
more than one time as lodge mas
Other officers elected were: W, V.
Metcalf, senior warden; J. Claude
Weathers, junior warden; Henry
Massey, treasurer, while Russell O.
Laughridge was reelected secretary.
The other officers are appointive
and will be named in a few days by
Tries Out Talkie
The Princess theatre gave a
demonstration of the newly install
ed Movietone and Vitaphone Mon
day morning. The try-out was a
A portion of the forthcoming
opening picture, "Glorious Betsy,”
was put on. Judging from what was
seen of it, this is in reality a
"glorious” picture, starring the
marvelously beautiful Dolores Cos
The talking was clear and dis
tinct, and the music soft and full.
The movie fans of Shelby are in for
some fine entertainments—the lat
est and the best in this production
field being shown here.
Mrs. Irma Wallace, county dem
onstration agent, arrived back in
her office this morning, after a two
weeks’ vacation trip, which includ
ed visits to Spartanburg, Hamlet,
Rockingham and other points.
Judge J. L. Webb will return to
morrow from a week-end visit to
Gov. and Mrs. O. Max Gardner in
Hickory Child, Just Month Old,
Claims A Record For Ancestors
Hickory.—She may not br big,
and slip may not bp so old. but
Doris Stevens month-old daughter
of Mr. and Mrs. Wellington Stev
ens, claims a record all the same.
She has nine grandparents to her
Doris was born April 17, and
weighed only two and one-half
pounds. What she lacked in weight. J
one of the grandparents declared,
she made up in ancestors,
Grandparents of the child are:
Mr. and Mrs C. S, Stevens, of
Hickory; and Mr. and Mrs. G. H.
Yount, of Granite Falls. Great
grandparents are Mrs. C. F. Stevens,
of Johnston, Va.; Mr. and Mrs.
W. R. Beach, West Hickory; and
one great-great-grandparent. J. H
Hurling Of Hamrick
Brings Third State
Title To Shelby High
May Play Champs
Of 4 Years Back
Mmbm Of Two Championship
1924-5 Want To Play Morris'
Ten or eleven members of the two
years In a row for Shelby In 1924-5
want to play Casey Morris’ new
championship team this week or
next provided Coach Morris thinks
his team should play again.
The game, if played, would more
than likely bring back a lot of rem
iniscences, and also a good crowd.
The boys planning the team made
up the old champions have doped
out the following lineup: Jack Hoyle
and Georgo Dedmon, pitchers. Hugh
Arrowood, catcher; Jim Grice, first
base; Roy Self, second base; Max
Connor, shortstop; Max Dixon, third
base; Charlie Magness, Clyde Wil
son and Ed Harris outfielders.
In This County
Week-End Weather Very Favorable
To Crop. Some Cotton Al
A heat resembling that of mid
summer which bore down upon the
farms of Cleveland county Satur
day and over the week-end proved,
farmers say, a savior to the county
cotton crop which was getting In a
bad way due to continued cool and
“It was remarkable the difference
one could see in the fields even by
Saturday afternoon," one farmer
In some instances, however, par
ticularly so on sandy land quite a
bit of cotton In the county has
turned yellow and wilted, bet if the
weather continues favorable for the
next few weeks there Is stil Ihopefor
a good crop.
Although a number of farmers
have not completed their planting
it is likely that nearly all the cot
ton will be in the ground before the
end of this -week, provided, of
course, that the weather remains
Skull Fractured By
Row About Whiskey
Leonard Strickland Of Sharon
I Section Severely Hurt. Ken
nedy Is Missing.
Leonard Strickland, 21-year-old
man of the Sharon section, Is suf
fering with a fractured skull at his
home as the result of being hit, he
says by his brother-in-law J. E.
Kennedy Saturday morning near
According to the story related to
officers the altercation between the
two started over some whiskey. As
the officers heard it Strickland
was plowing in a field when he was
approached by Kennedy. After
some words, the officers were told,
that Kennedy accused Strickland
with hiding or doing something
with some whiskey which had been
hidden near the place. Anyway in
the melee Strickland saya that
Kennedy picked up a heavy stick used
to hold sideboards on a wagon and
struck him over the head. Kennedy
since that time has been missing.
Dr. Tom Mitchell, who has been
treating Strickland, says that he
has a fractured skull but will more
than likely recover, or at least his
present condition indicates such.
A Baseball Window.
Gerald McBrayer, of Penney'* got
busy Saturday, after the game and
decorated the store window with
heroes of the ball field. The effect
is at once pleasing and very com
plimentary to the Shelby ball team.
Mrs. Wm. F. Lee and son Clyde
of Bostic epent the day with Rev.
and Mrs. J. A. Lee on North Mor
gan street. ,
Casey Morris’ Yount Outfit Brings
Third State Title To
• Special to The Stax.)
Chapel Hill. May 37.—A tall
young righthander with a physique
built up on a Cleveland count)
farm pitched and batted himself in
to the annals of fame for North
Carolina high school athletes here
Saturday afternoon and in doing so
won for his home school. Shelby
high, the third state championship
for that town in a period of five
The youngster turning the trick
was Sherrill Hamrick, who has hurl
ed seven consecutive wins for Coach
Morris in the title race, and the
trick he turned along with his
teammates was the defeat of Raa
ford, eastern Carolina champions,
by a 4 to 2 score tn a classic high
school game witnessed by 3,000
fans. Among the 3,000 were 280
Shelby fans, who journeyed to the
game by special train and automo
bile. the Shelby high band, and
Governor and Mrs. Max Gardner,
of Raleigh, who drove over to see
their home-town champions man
aged by their second son Ralph.
Hitting On Six.
Although the Shelby hurler was
the outstanding performer of the
day he was ably assisted by his
eight teammates, every Shelby play*
er, with one Exception securing one
or more hits, and despite the fact
that Shelby hobbled the bell twice
some fast fielding was exhibited as
is shown In the box score by the 17
assists, meaning that the Shelby In
field tossed out that many Raeford
players at first and second base.
Of the 17 assists in the Infield Oapt.
Cline Owens Lee, playing with a
very painful and wrenched lig
ament in his arm, tossed out four
at first, tagged another out at sec
ond and (nagged three line drives
and pop flys.
Harrelson, Shelby flrstsacker.
banged out a triple and contributed
the fielding feature in snatching
a line drive out of the air to make
a double putout unassisted.
The game In itself was a hurling
duel between Hamrick and Dunk
McNeill, the pride of the Scotch
folks down Raeford way, and Mc
Neill was to his team what Ham
rick was to Shelby. Hamrick slash
ed out a two-base blow in the
seventh inning to score two Shelby
runners and win the game, while
McNeill connected for two bases In
the sixth to score the two. Raeford
tallies after an error knocked kam
rick out of a shutout. For the first
time in the title series the lanky
Shelby pitcher walked a better, and
on this occasion he walked two
Meantime he struck out'only one
Raeford batter but the something
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Robbers Break In
Two Stores At Earl
Aust«ll Store And Sepaugh Store
Pilfered. Watches, And
Two stores at Earl, the Bettis
Austell store and the store of C. C.
Sepaugh and brothers, were broken
into and robbed some time last
Thursday night, according to Deputy
At the Austell store the papers In
the safe, which was not locked, hsd
been tangled up but insofar as could
be determined Saturday no notice
able amount of merchandise was
missing. At the Sepaugh store
watches, alarm clocks, and
cigarettes and other merchandise
Take Slot Machine.
A slot machine was taken from
one of the stores but was later
found some distance away near the
road by Deputy Runyans, but the
machine had been broken open and
the money taken out.
Cut In Face At Ball
Game Here Saturday
Roy Ward young white man. was
cut about the face by Everett Har
din In a fight Saturday afternoon
at the Lily mill ball ground here.
Six or seven stitches were required
fit the hospital to close the wounds
in the center of Ward's face.