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Cloudy And Showers.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Partly cloudy tonight and
Saturday with loeal thunder show
ers In the mountains. Not mueh
change in temperature.
Cleveland Plan
Government Is
Given Praise
nr. Wairnrr In Feature Article Tells
How County Manager Flan
Works Here.
The county manager form of gov
ernment and its success in being
used as an example for other coun
ties In the state was highly praised
by Dr. Paul W. Wagner in a fea
ture article appearing in the Sun
day newspapers of the state.
The article follows:
"One of the most successful ex
periments with the county manager
form of government has been m
Cleveland county. Following the
passage of legislation in 1927 which
recognized the manager plan of
county government the board of
commissioners of Cleveland county
elevated their chairman. Austin E.
Cline, to the managership.
"Mr. Cline had been chairman of
the board for six or eight years and
had proved himself an able execu
tive. Not only that but he had won
the confidence of the people. It
was therefore only a step from an
active chairmanship to the man
agership. The Cleveland board is
not committed, however, to the
policy of selecting a manager from
its own membership. It happened
that the board had at the time a
chairman who was fitted by train
ing and experience for the work
and was in a position to undertake
it. Normally the board would find
it preferable, if not necessary, *o
seek a manager outside its own
membership.
Well Fitted tor .iod.
“Mr. Cline is not a iiative of Cleve
land county but has lived in the
county for twenty years or more.
Employed first as a bookkeeper and
then as superintendent, of the Bon
nie Cotton Mills, Kings Mountain,
he acquired a knowledge of account
ing and administration which fitted
him admirably for the county work.
He is about P5 years of age.
“Like mo6t of the other county
managers In North Carolina, Mr.
Cline has hesitated to assert'his fud
powers under the law. He has pre
ferred to consider himself an agent
of the board, a sort of magnified
clerk, rather than a powerful exe
cutive. All important matters have
been carried bofore the full board.
This is, in the opinion of the writer,
the correct position which a man
ager should occupy, at least during
the early years of the experiment.
The board may play politics at
times; it may sometimes make un
wise appointments: but it will not
do to break suddenly and complete
ly from old traditions. After the
new scheme has won a place in the
confidence of the people. th°y
themselves will demand that the
(Continued on page ten.)
Dorsey Sales Head
New Realty Company
Former Mayor To Have Charge Of
Haynes Firm In Ruther
ford County.
Former Mayor W. N. Dorsey, our
of office as executive head of Shel
by only two weeks, is going back to
his old love—the real estate game.
Announcement came out of Ruth
erford county today that a new
real estate firm, one of the largest
in the section, had been organized
there under the firm name of the
Haynes Real Estate company wifh
the former Shelby mayor as sales
manager.
Messrs. Walter and Charlie
Haynes, two of Rutherford's lead
ing citizens, are officials of the new'
firm, which will have offices in both
Forest City and Cliffside with Sales
Manager Dorsey alternating between
the two offices and commuting to
and from his home in Shelby each
day. Here last night Mr. Dorsey
declared that several thousand
acres were already lined up by the
new firm and that it would operate
on an extensive scale throughout
(his section.
Wright Brothers At
Class Here Sunday
The Wright, brother* string quar
tet of Falls ton, which has been
making Columbia phonograph rec
ords. now on sale here, will give a
musical program at the Hoey Bible
class at the Central Methodist
church here Sunday morning, it is
announced. The program is a part
of a collective program at Central
church where a Sunday school drive
has the goal of having 800 mem
bers present.
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I TODAY
VOL. XXXV, No. n *f
SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY. JUNE 14. 1929.
Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons
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By mall, per year (In advance) $2.50
Carrier, per year (In advance) IS.00
Doughton
To Decide
18 Routing
Highway Chief And Commissioners
rian Visit Here. Decide
By July 15.
The routing of Highway 18
from Shelby south to the South
Carolina line will be derided
prior to luly 15 at which time
bids will be received for the
construction of the highway,
according to dispatches from
ltaleigh, wh'ch also state that
Chairman R. A. Houghton, of
the state highway commission,
and two district commissioners
may visit Cleveland county to
help settle the controversy
about the route.
The Raleigh dispatch follows:
The biggest highway contract let
ting in North Carolina this year
will be the next one, following the
opening of bids on July 15, when
something like $800,000 in high
way construction is expected to b”
awarded. The projects now in
preparation by Engineer John D.
Waldrop and his force, include 33
miles of hard surfacing, in addi
tion to bridge, grading, top-soiling
and other work. Three of the 12
projects may not be ready, but arc
expected to be awarded then.
One project is in district No. 8.
Cleveland county, grading, struc
ture and topsoil on route 18 from
Shelby to the South Carolina line
toward Gaffney. 10 miles.
A protest over the location of the
road in Cleveland county from
Shelby to the South Carolina line,
j route 18, which connects with South
Carolina's route 111 to Gaffney
has developed along the line of
the present road Engineers sur
veyed the present route, on which
is located Patterson Springs and
Earl, and also another new’ route,
running more direct and one mile
shorter, which they recommended.
In addition to being one mile
shorter, the new route surveyed
would result in another mile less
of construction, as a Shelby paved
street would be used for a mile.
On the old route the improvement
would have to be carried into the
heart of Shelby.
May rasa fcari.
The road commissioners of Earl
township have filed a protest with
the commission, objecting to the
new route because it leaves Earl a
mile or two to the east. Chairman
R. A. Doughton and two other com
missoners from other districts will
probably visit the site and hear
the protests, then make recom
mendation to the full commission.
It is possible that the road can be
relocated so as to pass througti
Earl, a town of probably 200 or
300 inhabitants, but will doubtless
miss Patterson Springs. *
This project is included in the
list on which bids will be received
on July 15, for grading, structures
and topsoil, and the contest will be
decided before that time so the
contract can be let..
Wreck Injured Not
To Return To City
Before Week End
Mr. Claud Webb, Shrlby theatre
proprietor and Mrs. Reid Misenhei
mer, who were Injured in an auto
wreck west of Wilmington early
Monday morning will not likely
leave the hospital in Wilmington be
fore Sunday, if then, it was learn
ed today. Mr. Misemheimer and Mrs.
Alice Boland, who were part of the
party spending the last week-end
in Wilmington, returned to Shelby
yesterday, others returning earlier
in the week. Mr. Webb, it is satd,
may come home Sunday, but it is
not known definitely as yet if Mrs.
Mlsenheimer will be able to return
by that time.
Dentists Return
From State Meet
Dr. A. Pitt Beam, Dr. H. C. Dix
on, and Dr. C. H. Harrill, of Shelby,
and Dr. Lackey, of Fallston, return
ed yesterday and Wednesday night
from Wilmington where they at
tended the state meeting of den
tists.
Dr. Charles B Brewer, president
of Meredith college, will deliver an
address, it was announced today, m
Shelby, on Monday, June 24, under
the auspices of the Junior Order.
The meeting will be held at the
high school auditorium.
A called meeting of the Junior
Ordei will be held in Shelby to
morrow (Saturday) evening. Thirty
new members will be added to the
roll, that could not be taken in at
last Tuesday's meeting, it is said.
Flying From His Bride
NOW HE'S GONE—Jean Assolant, above, was married just a day or two
ago to Pauline Parker, New York chorus girl, while Assolant, the pilot,
and his companions of the Yellow Bird, French monoplane were await
ing favorable weather to fly across the Atlantic to Paris. Yesterday the
weather rame and the big plane hopped off at Old Orchard, Maine, with
the three daring young Frenchmen aboard at 10:08 a. m. .East reports at
0:45 yesterday had the plane 800 miles out at sea. an avrrage of 100 miles
per hour.
Morrison Tired Of Leadership Ot
Raskob, Simmons, And Cannon
I
TOPICS
About
TOWN
Twenty-five boys and girls me
enrolled in the summer school
which began Monday at Shelby
high to permit high school students
to make up work they failed on or
to advance themselves for next
year. Tire teachers are Prof. J. Y.
Irvin and V. C. Mason.
The Workers' Council of Central
Methodist church will hold a meet
ing Monday night at 7 o'clock at
the church. Dinner will be served
the council in the church basement.
With approximately half of the
month Register A F Newton has
issued marriage license for only two
June brides.
Shelby's court square fans arc
tossing bouquets this week at A. E.
Cline, county business manager,
who employed Mr. W. D. Babing
ton to repair all the benches on
the shady square which had be
come somewhat dilapidated. A num
ber of local residents ate of the
opinion that a dozen or so more
benches should be placed upon the
square as nearly every visitor to
Shelby during the summer months
finds time to take a seat there, and
many mothers bring their ‘childr°:)
there for afternoon romps during
the hot weather.
A number of Shelby people were
in Gastonia for the preliminary
hearing cf strikers Wednesday In
connection with the killing of
Chief Aderholt by strike guards,
while several are in Charlotte to
day to listen in on the habeas cor
pus hearing there for the others.
Thinks Democratic Parly Better Off \
With Present Leaders En
tirely Out.
—
Staunchily advocating Owen D.
Young as the Democratic nominee
for president in 1932, former Gover
nor Cameron Morrison in an inter
view with newspapermen at Chapel
Hill this week declared himself as
being entirely in favor of a new
campaign head but added also that
he would be no party to a movement
to oust Raskob
The apostle of party amity, him
self regarded by many as a future
United States senator, thought an
other leader might bring a moie
thorough knowledge of political con
ditions and more harmony, so essen
tial to carrying the next election. He
was optimistic over prospects for
1932, and non-equivocal in express
ing his desire to rid the party “of
political leadership cf Raskob, Sen
ator Simmons. Tom Heflin and
Bishop Cannon."
niaics Aiiiiuaf.
His complete statement follows
“I'm not against anybody. My
natural attitude in politics is to be
for somebody. I shall support the
Honorable Owen D. Young for the
Demoertic nomination for president
in 1332, if he will permit the use
of his name, because I believe he
has more elements of strength as a
candidate and more fitness for the
discharge of the great duties of the
office than any available man.
"I think the day of McAdoo a id
I Governor Smith as candidates f >r
! president is definitely behind us.
"I have nothing whatever to say
| against Mr. Haskob. the present
Jcharman of the national Democratic
' committee. He was duly elected to
| the position without opposition from
!the national committeeman from
: North Carolina, who was then the
Honorable F. M. Simmons.
“I do think Mr. Raskob would be
'a wise sclecticn to manage the can.
<Continued on page ten >
Expect 700 Spanish-American
War Vets For Shelby Gathering
C'apt. Edmonds May B<- El or ted
State Commander At July En
campment Herr,
Charlotte.—In all likelihood Capt,
Henry W Edmonds. United States
army officer located in Charlotte,
will be chosen commander of the
department of North Carolina of the
United Spanish War veterans at the
state encampment at Shelby June
8 and 9. members here said.
Captain Edmonds has been very
active in the work of the organiza
tion. He recently organized five
camps, located at Shelby, Wilkes- j
boro, Waynesville, Spruce Pine and
Concord. He is at present junior > • -
partment commander and has been
carrying on much of the work ,f
the commander since the death of
Capt, John C. Bcaijamtn of Raleigh,
former state commander
It was learned from members of
the Chase Adams camp here tha1
in all probability there will be no
opposition to Captain Edmonds’
election.
Captain Edmonds is stationed in
Charlotte as a National guard in
structor for the infantry units in
this section. He will be located here
for at least another 18 months.
The officials of the organization
are expecting 700 veterans at the
fifth annual encampment at Shelby
next month.
Afternoon
Closing Is
In The Air
Mrrrhanls Of Shclb? At ninnrr
Merlin* l.wt Nl*ht Kail To
Ocrldr Issue.
Twenty-seven members of the
Merchant* association of Shelby
assembled at a dinner at the Hotel
L’harles last night, to fare the prob
lem of further consolidation of the
association, and to thresh out the
moot question of Thursday after- I
noon closing for the summer.
i
It was a representative body of
he city's business men. and they
discussed several pertinent Issues,
out a hrn it came to disposing of
the closing question, to quote one
Omar, the tent maker, they cant"
[>ut the same door In which they
went in.
Which is to say, the issue is still
in the air.
Henry Mills, president of the as
sociation, who presided, for a time
ivas in considerable of a quandary
lo know what to do about it. fie
was advised by a number of speak
ers, including Mai Spangler, who
discussed the subject at som"
length, to drop the matter alto- ]
Set her.
Spangler said that Inasmuch as
a majority could apparently not be
got to pass on the question, ne i
thought the association was on
dangerous ground to try lo force
the issue.
Fred Morton voiced the same |
sentiments.
But Mills held firm to hts con-1
fiction that the issue should be'
kppt alive, and finally appointed a 1
committee of two, William McCord
and Jack Palmer, to visit the busi
ness men next week with a petition
to see how many signatures could
be secured favoring the closing idea.
This was an official action, and
will be carried out. but unofficially
and openly expressed, the closing
plan is thought to be Impracticable.
Members of the association stated
freely that the Thursday half holi
day closing has always been un
popular here. As evidence of this the
fact was cited that the plan has al
ways heretofore resulted in friction
And President Mills himself stated
that of the seventy-three members
of the association, who were asked
to vote one way or the other on the
issue, only thirty-three responded.
Of these thirty-three twenty-two
voted for the closing, and eleven
against it. Mills said that inasmuch
as a member of those voting for
expressed sentiment favorable to
closing, he thought it would be the
belter idea to carry the plan to its
ultimate conclusion.
D. Z. Newton open'd the fire
works with a speech on the virtue
of co-operation. and recited the
necessity for Shelby to extend its
trading territory.
W. E Koon, manager of the
Wright-Baker company was ano'h
cr speaker, who discussed "One-ness
of purpose amongst the merchants
(Continued on page ten)
Shelby Boys Play
In Greensboro For
Junior Golf Crown
Pete Webb Paired With Sedgefield
Pro. Four Loral Boys In
Tourney.
Tour young Shelby boys are
ill Greensboro this afternoon
playing in the qualifying round
of the Junior Carolinas golf
tournament. They are Pete
Webb, who now holds the title
for the two states winning at
Greensboro last year; his broth
er, Fred; "Dub” Wall and Jim
Heed.
A wire from The Dally Record
to The Star at 1?:S0 today
stated that Pete Webb, the
champion, was paired with Ray
mond Atkins, Sedgefield pro
fessional, for the pro-amateur
contest this afternoon, which
also serves as the qualifying
round for the amateurs. Since
the tournament is being played
on the Sedgefield course the
young Champion and the
Greensboro pro are favorites to
win the pro-amateur cup. When
the message was sent the other
pairings had not been com
pleted and It is not known with
what pros the other Shelby
youths are playing this after
noon.
The Webb brothers are ex
pected to get in the first flight
this afternoon while the two
others should at least land in
the second flight. Match play
will begin Saturday morning
with the final round Saturday
afternoon deciding the new
champion.
Postmasters Assemble Here
In First Session This Morn
I
Facts About
Shelby
Poetmasters, postmistresses
and other guest* of Shelby, dhl
you know that
Shelby today ha* a imputa
tion of lO.fifi? or 7,022 more peo
ple than when the ID20 census
count of 3,040 wm made?
Shelby la the county seat and
trading center of North Caro
lina'.* largest cotton producing
county—a county that lead* all
other countir* in the South in
number of bale* produced per
acre.
Shelby Is the home of the fa
mous Gilt Kdgr creamery, and
from this place thousands of
dollars worth of cream, butter,
dairy products, poultry and egg*
are shipped monthly.
Shelby has an annual pav
roll from right large textile
plants in or near the city and
17 others In the county running
into hundreds of thousands
annually.
Shelby has a ehurrh and Sun
day school enrollment not ex
reeded In proportion to slse hv
any town in the South with an
average ehurrh and Sunday
school attendance rarh Sunday
near 3,000.
Shelby was named for Col.
Isaac Shelby, one of the heroes
of the Battlr of Kings Moun
tain.
Shelby and Cleveland county
were the birthplaces of Tom
Dixon, playwright and author;
of Hatcher Hughrs, playwright
winner of the pulitlxer prise; of
Dr. Plato Durham, prominent
Southern educator and author:
of O. Max Gardner, governor
of North Carolina.
Shelby Is located amid a scries
of mineral water springs, the
moot famous of which is Cleve
land Springs.
Shelby is lorated on both the
Southern and Seaboard rail
roads, and upon three state
highways—20, 1*, and 206—
and Is easily accessible by rail
or motor from any section of
the country.
Shelby and Cleveland county
have never known a bank fail
ure.
Shelby'* post of lire moved In
to the first class ranking last
year due to a steady Increase In
postal receipts.
Shelby is known to the sec
tion roundabout as "The Friend
ly Vlty” and every citizen here
is ready at all times to do his
or her best to make your stay
a pleasant one be it for a day or
for a year.
King’s Lawyers On
Trip To Sharon To
Inspect Death Site
Hoey And Falls Do Not Accompany
Other Attorneys. Trial Starts
In July.
York, June 14.—In preparation
for the trial of Rafe King, of
Sharon and Shelby, charged in con
nection with the death of his wife,
scheduled to start in Chester the
first week In July, a conference of
his South Carolina attorneys was
held here Wednesday. Preceding the
conference, the King home at Sha
ron was inspected.
Those present at the conference
were Thomas F McDow and Rob
ert W. Shand of York, and James
H. Glenn, John M. Hemphill and
Paul Hemphill of Chester. King's
North Carolina attorneys. Clyde R
Hoey and B. T. Falls of Shelby,
were not present.
Here’s Fred Beal
Ired Erwin Beal, communistic labor
organizer at Gastonia, will be the
renter of a habeas corpus hearing
in Charlotte today to deride If hr
and 11 of his comrades may be re
leased on bond or must rrmain in
Jail until given a hearing on thr
chargr of murdering Police Chief
Addcrholt at Gastonia.
Free Two Dozen
Strikers, Others
Held For Trial
I
' llahra* Corpus Hearings In Char
lotte Today. Thlrtern Have
Murdrr Charge*.
Gastonia, June 14.—Twenty-four
Loray mill strikers anti strike sym
pathisers are free for the first time
since the shooting Friday night of
, Police Chief O. F. Aderholdt and
i three of his patrolmen by strike
guards
Of the 47 who remaining m jail
13 are charged with murder and
the rest with assault. Tom P. Jim
ison. of Charlotte. attorney has
brought habeas corpus proceedings
in Mecklenburg superior court for
the release of 19 of those still held,
and has said he will seek freedom
for them all through habeas cor
pus proceedings. Judge W. F. Hard
ing is to hear arguments in the
habeas corpus action today.
The habeas corpus hearing was
set after Tom P. Jimison. attorney
for the strikers, had waived pre
liminary hearing for them in re
corder's court where mill workers
gathered Wednesday to hear details
of the fight in which Chief Ader
hold: was killed aired for the first
time
Shortly afterward prosecution at
torneys began a private investi
gation and the 24 were released aft
er questioning.
James Dombrosky. ministerial stu
dent held at Elizabethton, Term.,
purportedly for Gastonia police in
connection with the shooting, also
was released when informed by au
thorities that he was not wanted
here
Wright-Baker Feed.
Managers and employees of the
Wright-Baker chain, from the four
stores of the organization, Chester,
Union and Spartanburg in South
Carolina, and Shelby in North Car
olina. enjoyed a company banquet
at Chester Wednesday night. Twen
ty-four members of the organiza
tion sat at the board Those from
the Shelby store included W. E.
Koon, manager. S O Baker, Mrs.
J. I Rushin and Miss Elizabeth
McWhirter.
Convention Program Postmaster*
Friday afternoon. 1:30—Complimentary trip over beautiful highway
20, in the hill and mountain country, to Lake Lure and Chimney Rock
one of the best known arJ most, charming scenic spots -n Eastern Amer
ica. Tendered by Shelby clubs and organizations
Friday evening, a o'clock -Banquet at Cleveland Springs hotel. W
B. Duncan. Raleigh, toastmaster. Speakers: Congressman Char. A Jonas,
Lincolnton: Hon. Jake F. Newell, Charlotte.
Saturday morning. 9 o'clock, Hotel Charles—Invocation. Dr. Zeno
Wall, pastor Shelby's First Baptist church. Address, E. A. Meeks. Presi
dent, National League District Postmasters, Nichols, Ga. Music. Round
table discussion led by Inspector R. W. Hodgin, Music Committee re
ports. Election of officers and delegates to Niagara Falls convention.
Adjournment.
Convention Headquarters at Hotel Charles. West Warren street, op
posite court square.
Complimentary golf at Cleveland Springs course just cast of Cleve
land Springs hotel on Highway 20.
Visitors Taken On Motor Tour To
Chimney Rock This After
noon. Banquet Tonight.
Shelby Is playing the role of
host today to the elty'a first
convention in some time—the
postmasters and postmistresses
of North Carolina.
Shortly before noon today with
the first business session of the
convention of approximately 150
North Carolina postal officials and
members of their families were reg
istered at Shelby hotels, while 75 to
100 more were expected to arrive
during the afternoon and evening
for the annual banquet tonight at
Cleveland Springs hotel and fits
Important business sessions tomor
row.
At Central School.
For the purpose of handling larg
er crowds the convention program
is being held In the Central high
school auditorium with convention
headquarters at the Hotel Charles
and the night banquet at Cleveland
Springs.
This afternoon the visitors were
rarried by Shelby civic organiza
tions on a motor tour over highway
20 to Chimney Hock and Lake Lure.
The first business session opened
shortly after nine this1 morning with
Mr W B Knowles. of Wallace,
president of the association presid
ing invocation was by Rev. H, N.
McDtarmid, of the Presbyterian
church. The welcome address was
made by Hon. Clyde R. Hoey. rep
resenting Mayor S. A. McMurry.
and in his brief speech Mr. Hoey in
formed the visitors that they would
find all Shelby ready to entertain
them during their stay in the dty
The speaker also found occasion to
refer to the fact that the postal
business was one of the largest sep
arate business organizations in
America and one of the two enter
prises the followers of state rights
had never asked to be turned over
to the state governments, the other
being the coinage of currency. The
response to Mr. Hoey's welcome was
made by one of the visiting post
mistresses, Miss Leah J. Franck, of
Jacksonville.
Following the appolntmeart uf
committees Miss Sallie K. Wilkin.-,
convention secretary of Magnolia,
gave her report, as did Postmaster
J. H. Quinn, of Shelby, who was the
association's delegate to the last
national convention at Omaha, Nco
raska Talks were made by Mr. W.
P. Neal, of Greensboro, and Hon.
Lord N Morgan, superintendent of
postal appointments at Washington.
The musical program for today s
session and the other sessions dur
ing the two days were arranged by
Mr. Horace Easom, musical director
of the First Baptist church.
Other officers of the postmasters
league in the state In addition to
Mr. Knowles and Miss Wilkins are
the two vice-presidents, D. W. Alex
ander, of Connelly Springs, and J.
E. Wallace, of Stanley.
City Decorated.
A number of the delegates arriv
ed ir. Shelby last night, and early
yesterday the uptown business sec
tion was decorated with welcome
signs for the postmasters, including
a large sign on the local postof
fice. one at the Hotel Charles, con
venient headquarters, and a large
banner strung across the Warren
LaPayette corner of the court
square by the Shelby Merchants
association.
The local entertainment commit
tee for the visiting delegates Is
headed by Mr. Paul Webb, of the
Kiwanis club, and composed of
members of the several civic clubs
and organiaztions of the city, and
by the time the motor tour started
to Lake Lure this afternoon prac
tically all delegates were praising
the hospitality accorded with many
expressing the opinion "that th&,e
Shelby people seem to know you
when they meet you on the street
even when they've never seen us
before." Another delegate declared
(Continued on page ten.)
Shelby Police Head
Questions Prisoner
In Gastonia Strike
Police Chief McBride Poston end
other Shelby officers were In Gas*
tonia yesterday to question one of
the men held in jail there over the
assault in which Chief Adderholt
was killed to see If he was not a
man wanted by local authorities.
One of the prisoners was listed as
Earl Thompson and local officers
are seeking a man by that name iu
connection with an automobile sold
here alleged to have been stolen.
The Gastonia prisoner by the same
name, however, proved not to he
the one sought
    

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