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'Ihe Markets.
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Fair Tuesday.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Mostly fair tonight and
Tuesday. Not much change in
Webb Brothers
Bring Golfing
Title Back Here
Fred (Snook) Webb Wins Junior
Golf Crown At Greensboro
Formerly Held By Brother.
The junior Carolina* golfing
crown came back to Shelby Sat
urday night, resting this time
upon the brow of Fred (Snook)
Webb, 14-year-old brother of
Tete Webb, who carried the title
back to Shelby a year ago from
Greensboro, and it seems as if
the boys’ golfing title of the
two Carolina* is to remain in
Shelby and in the Webb fam
Incidentally the new champion,
kid brother of the old champion,
upset a tradition of the golfing
world in that he is one of the few
left-handed golfers on record who
ever won a title.
Young Webb, a lanky, sunburnt d
youngster, journeyed to Greensboro
last Thursday with his champion
brother and two other Shelby boys
determined to bring back the title,
and he brought it. Pete, the freckled
defending champion, has not been
playing regularly but the gap left
by him, when he was defeated in
the first round of match play Sat
urday morning was promptly filled
by his younger brother. Pete, how
ever, carried off his share of hon
ors in that he won second place in
the pro-amateur contest of Friday
while playing with Raymond At
^kins, professional of the Sedgefield
Course at Greensboro, their best
ball score beins 12 to place second
to Bill Goebel and Erwin Lax ton
of Charlotte.
Licked Champions.
The kid brother who brought,
home another cup to set by the or e
already on the mantleboard of the
Webb home drove, approached, and
putted his way into golfing gloiy
to win his title, for his victory cf
Saturday was marked by three
slashing contests—the first over
Jack Briggs, Raleigh pride; the sec
ond over Erwin Laxton, Charlotte
city champion, and runner-up in the
Carolinas invitation, and medalist
of the Greensboro meet; while his
last match was with Freddy New
man, jr„ son of the professional at
the Greensboro Country club.
Shelby’s Record.
The detailed account of the play
of the four Shelby boys follows: In
the qualifying rounds Friday the
new champion turned in an 80 to
be third high man of the day while
Ids brother Pete turned in an 82,
the two scores placing the golfing
brothers in the first flight, com
posed of the eight leading players.
W. H. (Dub) Wall, jr„ turned in a
score of 90 to get in the second
flight, and Jim Reid landed in the
third flight with a 94. Incidentally
on the last nine holes of his quali
iying round Fred Webb scored a
36, the low score for nine holes of
the entire tournament.
In the first match of the first
flight Curtis Murray, of Roanoke
Rapids, defeated Pete Webb two
holes up and one to play. Fred
Webb defeated Jack Briggs, of Ra
leigh, three holes up and two to play
In the second flight W. H. Wall
was defeated by Graham McFar
lane, of Asheville, one hole up. In
the third flight Jim Reid, of Shel
by, lost to Dave Ferguson, of
Greensboro, two holes up and one
to play. This left only one Shelby
boy, Fred Webb, in the remaining
matches of four flights.
In the second match of the tour
nament Fred Webb defeated Erwin
Laxton. Laxton is a son of Fred
Lax ton, sr., of the best golfers in the
South and only a few weeks back
he defeated his father and the oth
er leading golfers of Charlotte for
the championship of the city and
the three clubs there.
The final match saw young Webb
pitted against the son of the
Greensboro professional. A Greens
boro dispatch tells of the match as
“In the feature match between
Fred Webb and Fred Newman, jr.,
for the title, neither of the con
testants were scoring at the level
present earlier in the tournament
Both were erratic, and both had
some bad breaks, with Webb, un
doubtedly getting the largest share
(Continued on page eight.)
Summer Months Hard
On Young Babies
One local undertaking establish
ment has buried eight babies so itr
this month, it was learned this
morning. Summer months are hard
on young babies and the deaths
usualy mount from various causes
The ages of the babies ranged fr^ni
one day to eight months I
Postmasters To
Albemarle For
Next Meeting
j I). W. Alexander. Connelly Spring',
I New President. Lawndale Man
Named Delegate.
The North Carolina League of
Postmasters closed their annual
convention here Saturday morning
by electing Postmaster D. W. Alex
ander, of Connelly Springs, as presi
dent succeeding VV. B. Knowles, re
tiring president of Wallace.
At the closing session it was also
decided that the next convention
city would be Albemarle the meet
ing date to be some time in June
of July.
Other officers elected were J. 11
Wallace, Stanley, first vice presi
dent; F. L. Smith, Derxel, second
vice president; Miss Sallie K. Wilk
ins, of Magnolia, was reelected sec
retary-treasurer. These officers to
gether with Postmaster G. B. Good
son, of Lincolnton, form the exe
cutive committee.
Delegates named to the national
convention next September at Nia
gara Falls, were W. B. Knowles, re
tiring president, and Mr. T P. Rich
ards, of Lawndale.
Big Banquet.
The annual banquet Friday night
at Cleveland Springs was the high
light of the convention with about
150 people present. Postmaster Dun
can, of Raleigh, who was to have
been tostmaster for the event was
unable to come, and Fostmaster R.
C. Chandley, of Greensboro, served
in his stead. The main address of
the evening was made by Hon. Jake
F. Newell, of Charlotte, who spoke
upon the ' American Spirit," using
his recent trip abroad as a back
ground for his talk and illustrations
Congressman Chas. A. Jonas, w-ho
was on the program for a speech,
was unable to attend as he was
called back to Washington by offi
cial business.
Approximately 200 people, 150 of
which were postmasters and post
mistresses, were in Shelby, it is es
timated for the two-day gathering,
which convened Friday morning and
adjourned with a business session
at 1 o'clock Saturday afternoon.
Abandon Store
Closing Idea
Merchants Association Will No
Longer Consider Movement
For Half Holiday.
The Merchants association as
an organization will no longer con
sider the proposition for a half holi
days closing schedule during the
summer months, announced Presi
dent Henry Mills, this morning. If
action is taken, some other organ
ization or individuals must take the
lead as there is division among the
merchants and President Mills does
not want to see the influence and
fine spirit that exists among the
merchants members, disrupted over
a question that is of so little im
Twenty-two of the association
members voted in favor of half holi
day during the summer, while 11
voted against closing. The number
voting, however, w’as less than half
of the association's membership,
which totals 73. It was decided at
the beginning of the association
that the majority rule plan would
be followed, but in the matter of
observing a half holiday during the
summer, less than a majority of
the members expressed themselves
cither way.
Mr. Mills, therefore, says that :he
association will no longer try to
settle the question but says the
Woman's club or any other organ
ization can poll the remaining mem
bers and get some sort of action,
if they desire.
Mrs. O. Max Gardner, and son,
Max, jr„ of Raleigh, arrived Satur
day for a visit to home folks.
W. C. Roberts returned home Sun
day after a weeks visit to his grand
mother, Mrs. S. F. Roberts on N.
Morgan street.
Church Is Burned
On Sunday Night
North Of Shelby
Wallace's Chapel, a. Baptist
rliurrh located northwest of
Shelby, was burned In a myster
ious fire last night between 11
and 12 o’clock.
Although there was some in
vestigation last night and to
day late information was that
the cause of the fire had not
been determined, the building
being well ablaze when first no
ticed, according to Deputy Frank
Stanley, who visited the scene.
*3# ■ Three Sets Shelby Twins. l4$®j
THOMPSON TWINS—When (he Sustar-Kuester twins, of Mecklenburg
county, held their annual picnic for twins Friday at Matthews in Meck
lenburg county, the Thompson twins of Shelby were present to carry
off the record for the event—three generations of twins in one family.
They are pictured above. Mrs. Martha H. Porter, of Charlotte, and Mrs.
W. H. Thompson, of Shelby, 71-year-old twins: Mrs. Thompson's sons.
Dr. C, A. Thompson, of Oklahoma, and Z. J. Thompson, Shelby alder
man, and Z. ,1. Thompson's sons, Joseph and I.yle, 17. Dr. Thompson
was not present, the photo above being made several years ago, i Photo
courtesy Charlotte Observer.)
Negro Congressman Now Joins
In District War On The South
Put Wild Turkeys
On Game Reserve
In No. 8 Township
Game Warden Austell Brings Back
Turkeys, Pheasant And
Turkey Eggs.
Auxiliary game refuge in No. 10
township this county is already be
ing stocked with game by the state
game department.
County Game Warden M. H
Austell and Mr. Andrew' Elliott re
turned last week from the central
game farm near Raleigh, bringing
with the 10 wild turkeys to be plac
ed on the reserve in No. 8. They
also brought several settings cf
pheasant and turkey eggs to be
hatched out here and then placed
on the game refuge.
A group of prominent landowners
in N<5. 8 signed and agreement
whereby game may be stocked on
near 3.000 acres of land in that sec
tion to be protected from hunters
for a period of years so that the
county may be restocked w'ith game.
Veterans Here In
July And Not June
A dispatch in The Star Friday
from Charlotte concerning the ap
proaching state encampment of
Spanish-American war veterans in
Shelby gave the date as June 8-i),
which was wrong, of course. The
veterans assemble in Shelby on
July 8-9.
Palm Tree EpwortK
League Play 20th
The Palm Tree Epworth league
will present a play at the Piedmont
auditorium on Thursday night, June
20th at 8:00 o’clock. A small ad
mission charge will be made. The
title of the play, "The New Minis
ter Arrives."
Negro Congressman Would Cut
Southern States’ Representa
tion In Half.
Washington.—Representative Os
car DePreist. Chicago negro con
gressman whose wife has broken
into Washington society via ilre
White House, is looking for more
worlds to conquer. He has joined
Representative Tinkham in demand
ing that Southern representation in
congress and the electoral college be
cut half in two. He has nothing to
say about the refusal of Representa
tive George Pritchard to take an of
fice in the house building adjoining
his nor did Representative Pritch
ard have anything to say about
He didn't vote for the Tinkham
amendment to the reapportionment
bill to reduce representation because
of disfranchisement of illiterate vot
ers in the South, as he was then ab
sent in Chicago, but he has promised
to vote for the Tinkham proposal
if it is offered again and if the
Massachusetts rcjirest ntative gets
cold feet then the Chicago negro
representative is ready to lead the
Representative DePriest is quite
prominent since his wife broke into
Washington society. Today he was
interviewed for local papers and
spoke in high praise of his colleagues
in congress, he said there is no color
line in congress. It is the same way
at the White House. Private Sec
retary George Akerson let this be
known last night when he issued the
following statement from the White
“All the wives and families of all
members of the senate and house
have been invited to call at the
White House for a series of teas
given by Mrs. Hoover. No names
whatsoever have been omitted”
Misses Lottie and Esther Beam
returned home Sunday after spend
ing several days in Asheville visit
ing their sister, Mrs, N. A, Hicks.
Big Game Comes Thursday
The big baseball game of the year
for Shelby, when the games played
by Shelby High's champions are
overlooked, and perhaps the fun
niest game of the season, is on the
books for Thursday afternoon at the
city park here.
The lawyers play the doctors.
AU last week and today the legal
lights have been turning their back
on Blackstone and the other legal
authorities and the medicos have
been staying shorter hours by the
bedside of their patient* so that
they might get into condition for
the fray. Just who will compose the
batteries is not known yet—nearly
every one of the barristers wants to
pitch or catch, and the same ap
plies to the doctors.
Both teams predict victories for
their professions, and it may be that
out-of-town physicians will se
cured 4o administer first-aid to
those who slug out home runs, in
side the fence, and run short of
wind before ttjcy reach second ba^
State To Pay
Large Part Of
School Costs
Thirty-Two Percent Of Entire Ru
ral School Cost In Cleveland
raid By State.
Thank* to the equalization
fund the state of North t'mro
llna will Oil* year pay prartical
Iv one-third of the entire rural
school cost In Cleveland coun
ty this year.
As estimated by I.eroy Martin
of the equalization board,
the state will pay 32.7 percent
of the entire rural school costs
for the six months term In
Cleveland county this year. The
same figures show that the
equalization fund will pay 44.6
percent of the entire Lincoln
county school budget. 33.1 per
cent of the Catawba budget, and
39.1 percent of the Rutherford
More than half of the entire
rural school costs of 36 coun
ties of the state are to be paid
by the fund, with Jones coun
ty gettinr the most, or 76.6 per
cent of the entire school ex
The percentages, says a Ra
leigh dispatch, were worked out
to determine the amounts the
equalization board will allot the
respective counties for the
salaries of rural supervisors,
the ratio being the same as that
given the counties on their
school budget.
Which is to say that the
equalization fund will this year
give approximately 32 cents of
every $1 spent in the rural
schools of Cleveland county.
Cline Owens Lee In
Hero Role In First
Game League Ball
Shelby High Captain Burns C'p
Southeastern League His
First Game.
Cline Owens Lee, who Just a cou
ple of weeks back was the idol of
Shelby baseball fans as the captain
and outstanding player of Shelby’s
state championship team, became
the hero of the Columbus, Ga., team
in the Southeastern league in his
first game of professional baseball
The 20-year-old high school boy
breaking in his first professional
game, in fast Class B baseball, at
second base for the Columbus team
went to bat four times, slashed out
three hits, and handled eleven
chances—seven assists and four
put-outs—without the semblance of
an error.
Immediately following the game
H. Dixon Smith, former Shelby man
but now a lumber manufacturer
and one of the owners of the Co
lumbus team, wired here telling of
Lee's sensational debut. Later a
covey of Columbus papers came in
to Shelby telling of the youngster's
remarkable play. Prior to his first
game and while Lee was working
out with the Columbus team the
sportswriters gave him several nice
write-ups but were a bit doubtful as
to how he would go against league
pitching. It was another story in
Columbus Sunday morning news
papers. Young Lee's name wras in
the big headlines and the sportwrlt
crs tossed their hats high into the
air as they made whoopee over him
and declared him to be one of the
marvels of twentieth century base
ball. Another big headline In the
same papers stated that immed
iately after the game Manager Kohl
becker of the Columbus team re
leased Millsaps, second-sacker for
Columbus for two years, to give Lee
the regular Job.
A sport story in Wednesday’s
Star will give some of the details of
the praise handed the Shelby boy
in his first game.
A unique window display of
Campbell’* has attracted no end of
attention, both Saturday and today.
It is a cutlery window, and Is ar
ranged with special attractiveness
A prize is offered to the person
who will count the number of cut
lery Items on display.
Praises Star Editor
On Free Press Speech
To Editor of The Star:
Your courageous and prophetic
message to the members of the
North Carolina Press associa
tion regarding the danger of
one corporation owning and
controlling the free press of this
country, demonstrates your abil
ity to be the president of the
association and has the ear
marks of true statesmanship
and causes your friends to be
proud of you.
May Marry Wales
Coincident with a popular no
tion that the Prince o! Wales
intends to be married in his
35th year, which he will reach
next month, conies a rumor
that his name is now linked
with that of the beautiful Prin
cess Ingrid of Sweden, above,
and that a betrothal is impend
(InUrnatlonil Ktvareal)
River Road Scene
Of Liquor Capture
Bootlegger* Raid To Be lining
Spooky, Vn traveled Road West
Of Town. 7-Gallon. Haul
A liquor capture of seven gallons
was made in the wee hours before
daylight Sunday morning on the
“river road" Just west of Shelby and
to the left of highway 20, where a
series of spooky events have caus
ed the road to be shunned by mot
orists and others.
Early In the night Saturday F.u
mon Grigg and Clarence Cannon
were arrested up town and jailed on
drinking charges. Sheriff Irvin A'
len noticed the direction they cam-:*
from and drove out the river road
to the wooded spot just on this side
of the bridge, where he located
seven gallons of whiskey in the
undergrowth. He returned to town,
tipped off other officers and watt
ed. Meantime Deputies Harvey Har
relson, John Hord and Lindsay
Dixon, drove out the river road,
which of recent years has come to
be known as "Death Valley," and
hid. Later in the night Cannon was
released from Jail. After looking
about uptown and seeing Sheriff
Allen he drove out the river road,
stopped near where the officers
were hiding, walked into the woods,
they say, picked up two of the half
gallon fruit Jars and walked back
to the car. Just as he reached the
car the officers pounced upon him.
Cannon, they say, with a fruit jar
in either hand smashed them to
gether and bathed the officers in
boose, but they managed to hold
onto him and bring him in to Jail
Two of the officers received light
cuts on the hands from the broken
For several months, since the
road is little travelled at night, of
ficers have had the idea that boot
leggers and rum runners have been
using the wooded hills on either
Cotton Crop Good
In County; Short
Hay And Corn Crops
Negro Shot To
Death Sunday
In Churchyard
Cliff Fullen wider Kills Forrest Wil
son, His Brother-In-Law In
Family Fuss.
The Hopewell negro church to
the right of highway 18 north of
Shelby was the scene of a killing
Sunday afternoon when Cliff Fjl
lenwider, negro man near 50 years
of age, shot and killed his brother
in-law, Forrest Wilson, a son of
Art Wilson who was in his early
The killing, it. is said, followed a
family fuss, centering about Fullen
wider's wife, which has been going
on for some weeks
Gave Warning.
Details given officers had it that
pfter some words the young negro
advanced upon FullcnW'lder with a
knife. Fullenwider. it was said,
backed off and urged to the othe-s
to keep away. Finally Fullenwider
pulled out his gun, cocked it, back
ed up another step and again gave
warning to the other, as tha offi
cers were told. Wilson came another
step. Bang! A bullet plowed Into
the chest of Wilson and he fell to
the ground amid the frightened
negroes about the churchyard. Al
though the wounded black boy was
rushed to the hospital here he was
dead when the car arrived.
Cliff Gives lip.
Not long after the shooting Ful
lenwider came Into the city hall in
Shelby and surrendered, being plac
ed In the county Jail where he will
remain until the preliminary hear
ing tomorrow, Fullenwider, who lives
on the Will Alexander plantation,
has the reputation of being a hard
working negro and numerous lead
ing farmers of the county for whom
he has worked were here today in
teresting themselves in getting him
out under bond.
The gun used was a .32 calibre
Smith and Wesson.
Unable To Sleep.
Fullenwlder's period of tenor,
that superstitious feeling which
permeates all negroes who i'.ay,
worked upon him mercilessly last
night in the county jail. There
early this morning he told officers
It was a terrible night he passed
through and his fear of the gho:.t
world had spread to his three col
ored cellmates who also shook a bit
with fear during the dark hours of
the early morning.
"Y'know." he told Chief Poston
and Sheriff Allen, “I could hear
Forrest an' them others walking
about in the sand up there In the
churchyard. I heard 'em all night
and I couldn't sleep,”
Mrs. W. B. Nix. Misses. Lucile and
Rosalind Nix, spent today in Char
Mrs. Walden Sutherland, book
keeper at the Paragon Is taking her
vacation this week.
side for the boose caches, and the
find there Saturday night Is one o!
the first moves, It is said, to clean
up the rum traffic there.
Clyde R. Hoey Is Outstanding
Personality In North Carolina
Leads 11 Other Tar Heels In Contest For
“Twelve Most Vivid Personalities”
In State.
Clyde R. Hoey, Shelby lawyer,
statesman and Bible class teacher,
was on Sunday voted to be the out
standing personality among the
“Twelve Most Vivid Personalities'’
in North Carolina
The contest was conducted
through the “Incidentally’’ column
of The Raleigh News and Observer,
written by Nell Battle Lewis.
Some months back Prof. Archi
bald Henderson, of the University
of North Carolina, wrote a series
of articles on the twelve most vivid
personalities in the world. The ar
ticles started a discussion among
North Carolina editors as to who
was the twelve outstanding per
sonalities in this state. Miss Lewis
in her column named her pick and
letters began to pour in from read
ers giving their selection. Finally
Miss Lewis yesterday week ago, pub
lished the list of all names sug
gested in ballot form and asked
all readers to vote for their twelve.
Yesterday the twelve were given
as follows with their votes: Hon.
Clyde R. Hoey, 132; Hon. Josephus
Daniels, 130; Hon. Cameron Morri
son, 121; His Excellency O. Max
Gardner, 119; Col. Fred A. Olds,
110: Hon. Josiah William Bailev.
106; Dr. William Louis Poteat, 106;
Editor W. O. Saunders, 106; Judge
Francis D. Winston, 102; Editor
Carl Goarch, 67; the Irreverend W.
Thomas Bost, 66, and Dr. Harry
Chase, 63.
No woman made the select list,
Mrs. Jane S. McKimmon ranking
high with 59, while Dr. Delia Dixon
Carroll, a native of Cleveland coun
ty, ranked next to her with 52
A* Much Or More Acreare In Cot
ton This Year A* Was Last
Year. Com Late.
Judging by acreage and present
conditions Cleveland county's cot
ton crop this year bids fair to aur
pass the record production of last
Tills la the view of County Farm
Agent Alvin Hardin and several
leading farmers. These observers,
however, do not say that the crop
will beat last year, but they do say
that it looks so now. adding "you
never can tell." And, of course, you
More Acreage.
"There are more acres in cotton
In Cleveland county now than last
year or I'm off in my estimate.”
Agent Hardin stated Saturday. But
the farm agent is not so enthused
over one phase of the agricultural
iituation in the county, and that Is
the prospective shortage of the hay
and corn crops.
A big cotton crop, the agricultural
experts argue, Is of no great value
if all the money from the cotton
must go out to buy hay and corn.
With that in view indications are
that such conditions exist in the
"Thr corn crop is considerably
late and the acreage is not up to
par.’’ the county agent says. Rainy
weather has held the farmers of the
county back in their corn planting
and at the present thne it is not
likely that over two-thirds of the
corn crop is in the ground. As for
the hay crop it is considerably off,
even more than it was last year.
The cotton crop, thanks to near
two weeks of real summer weather
with a minimum amount of scat
tered rainfall, snapped out of a
condition that gave farmers the
idea that it was to be an off cot
ton year. Although rains delayed
first thinning and working of the
crop, it is now said that all of the
crop over the county has been work
ed, some of it for the second time,
and if the good cotton season of re
cent days continues there is little
doubt but what the county will
again reach the 50,000 bale mark,
and perhaps top that, if the tag
end of the season does not bring
some ill fortune or bad cotton
Dowd Heads Press,
Succeeds Weathers
Other Officers Elected At Conclud
ing Session Of Elizabeth
City Meeting.
Elizabeth City, June 14.—Election
of W. Carey Dowd, Jr., of the char
lotte News, president, and adoption
of constitutional changes which will
set maximum press association
membership at $100 and minimum
at $10 marked the convention cloee
here Friday after which the party
sailed as Captain Kidd.
The membership fees were chang
ed from a graduated to a flat basis,
cutting $150 from the highest and
$5 from the lowest.
With the new president, Herbert
Peel, of Elisabeth City, will serve as
vice president; Miss Beatrice Cobb,
of Morganton, secretary treasurer,
and Bill Arp Lowrance, Charlotte,
as historian. The executive com
mittee will be J. L. Home, Jr., of
Rocky Mount; J. W. Noell, of Rox
boro; A. L. Stockton, of Greensboro;
I. S. London, of Rockingham, and
Lee B. Weathers, of Shelby, re
tiring president of the association.
Play At Piedmont.
The Palm Tree Epworth league
will give a play at the Piedmont
auditorium Thursday, June 20. The
title of the piece is “The New Min
ister Arrives.” A small admission
will be charged.
They Do It
Last week a Shelby busi
ness man advertised in The
Star Want Ads for a part*
time bookkeeper. If he had
hired all the bookkeepers who
wrote him after reading the
want ad he would have need*
ed the largest office in Shelby
to hold 'em all.
Another business man in
Shelby, who uses Star want
ads regularly says that they
add hundreds of dollars to
his business monthly. They'll
rent rooms, find rooms, fill
Jobs, sell things.
Telephone — — No. 11

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