VOL. XXXV, No. 87
SHELBY, N. C.
MON I >AY, JULY
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22, 1029. Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons By mail, per year (in advance)
* 9 Carrier, per year (in advance) $3.00
Cotton, per pound _19c
Coton Seed, per bn._40
North Carolina. generally fair
tonight and Tuesday. Slightly
warmer in West portion.
His 90th Birthday.
Mr. J. Y. Hord will celebrate his
90th birthday on Sunday July 28th
at the home of his son, J. I, Hord
at Waco. Elder llord is one of the
county's Oldest and most esteemed
T>r. Zeno Wall To Be Principal
Speaker On Wednesday And
A considerable number of Shelby
Baptists left this morning for
Ridgecrest where they will this
week attend North Carolina week
of the Southern Baptist assembly.
Numbers of prominent Baptist
speakers from over the South are
cn the program for this week, in
cluding the Rev. Zeno Wall, D.D.,
pastor of the First Baptist church
of Shelby. Dr. Wall is to be the
speaker on Wednesday and Thurs
day nights of this week.
The following is the complete pro
gram for the entire week:
.North Carolina neek—July 23-27.
Under the general direction of Dr.
Chas. E. Madclry, Mr. Perry Morgan
and Rev James A. Ivey.
Address: Monday night—Dr. Chas
Tuesday night—Dr. Roy R. Mc
Wednesday and Thursday nights |
—Dr. Zeno Wal!.
Friday and Saturday nights—Dr.
F. P. Gaines.
Conferences: Monday afternoon.’
Tuesday and Wednesday—BY.P.U. j
Under direction of Mr. James A. j
Thursday. Friday and Saturday ]
Under direction of Mr. Perry Mor- !
For information write Mr. Pern
Morgan, Biblical recorder building, i
Ten New Counties
Have Home Agents
Heme Demonstration Division Has
Funds With Which To Ex
tend Its Work.
Raleigh—With the securing of
additional governmental funds by j
reason of the Capper-Kctchman !
ret. the home demonstration divi
} . ion of State college has been abie
to add the new home agents to th?
force already at work in the tsato
"The counties cooperating w:h
us in adding these new agents are
Alexander, Brunswick. Dare, Jones, ]
Lee, Madison. Moore. Onslow, Pam - |
, lico and probably Cherokc'u” says
Mrs. Jane S. McKimmon. state \
home agent. "Five of these new!
agents have been at work for sev- !
cral months. Mrs. Bessie Moore was
placed in Pamlico last winter us j
was Miss Alice Carter of Dare
county last November. Miss Mane
] Coxe was placed in Alexander
1 county last winter. Jcnes and Ons
low counties installed their new
home agents on July l of this year.
Miss; Alma Clay went to Jones
and Miss Sallie Brooks to Onslow."
Miss Cornelia Simpson. well
known for her efficient work ir
Craven county was transferred to
Lee county on July 1 and Miss
Fachel Everett of Currituck was
moved into Craven to succeed Miss
Home agents will be supplied to
Brunswick and Cherokee counties
as soon as a suitable person can be
found, says Mrs McKimmon.
Shelby Man To
Fuller B. Hamrick Resignfd A*
Bursar A1 Thomasvillr Or
phanage. Goes To Meredith.
Mr. Fuller B. Hamrick, one of
the best known leaders in Baptist,
circles in North Carolina, has resign
ed his position as treasurer of the
Baptists orphanage at Thomasulle,
known as the Mills Home, and ac
cepted a position as bursar of
Meredith college, th* Baptist in
stitution for girls, situated at. Ra
leigh. Mr. Hamrick will move his
family to Raleigh about. August 13
and enter upon his new duties. An
nouncement of this change was
made in Shelby yesterday, Mr. Ham
rick, his wife and children being
here on a visit to his parents, Mr.
and Mrs. C. C. Hamrick, on the
western edge of Shelby.
Mr. Hamrick was graduated at
Wake Forest college after finishing
at the Shelby high school. He
taught school at Fallston one year,
then became connected with thn
Mills Home at Thomasville where
he has been for the past 17 year;.
There he has beccme one of the
most influential men in denomina
tional work, handling the financial
affairs of the institution which has
a plant value of over a million dol
lars and cares for 895 children.
17 years At Orphanage.
Says Archibald Johnson, editor of
Charity and Children, the organ of
the institution, "Mr. Hamrick's
leaving the Mills Home brings pos
itive distress to the employees as
well as the boys and girls who live
here and have learned to love Mr.
Hamrick with an ever deepenin';
love. He has for all these years
been one of the most loyal and de
voted employees we have ever
known. He is not only honest and
honorable, but one of the most
capable and efficient men the in
stitution has ever had on its pay
roll. To the editor of Charity and
Children he was a younger brother
—kind, considerate, patient and
faithful. His loss in his office is
a tragedy indeed."
Mr. Hamrick's connection with
Meredith is considered an oppo -
funitv for greater service as Mere
dith, which is headed by Dr. Chas.
E. Brewer, is one of the outstand
ing colleges for girls in the Soutn
and is located in a new plant on
the outskirts of Raleigh.
Autos Crushed As
Roofing Caves In
Heavy Rainfall Causes Collapse Of
Garage At Kings Mountain
Kings Mountain. July 20.—The
roof of the Mauney building in
Kings Mountain, now' occupied by
the Blakely Motor company, local
Ford dealers, collapsed early Friday
morning during the heavy rainstorm
causing damages amounVig to ap
A drain pipe used to drain the
water from the roof became stopped
up causing the water to stand on
the roof and it was thought that
the weight of the water caused the
roof to cave in No one was in the
building when it collapsed.
The company had three cars di
rectly under the heaviest part that
fell in, besides several second-hand
cars. The bodies of the new cars
were practically demolished.
The building is owned by W. K.
Mauney, of Kings Mountain, and
was protected by insurance. He is
planning to make repairs at once.
Points Law On Smoking
*And School Attendance
Judge \7. F. Harding who con
vened a term of superior court heie
this morning devoted most of his
charge to tire grand jury on the fu
ture welfare of the manhood of the
state, stressing particularly the law
on compulsory school attendance
for children under 14 and the law
’gainst selling or giving cigarette
to children under 16 years of age
It is not my purpose to lecture you
on the moral, physical and mental
-iangers of children smoking, but it
is my duty to remind you of tin
lew and whenever you see a boy or
girl under 16 smoking a cigarette,
somebody has violated the law and
it is your duty to report it."
Soul Of The State.
"The soul of the state is the moral
conscience of its men and women
and tile state is primarily interested
in growing a soul. The state is not
particularly interested in large
farms, good roads, big .stores—these
are purely incidental to sou! grow
sg. The state wants to grow strong
minded, able bodied, honest, in
dustrious men and women, conse
quently children under 14 should
attend school and the state has en
acted a compulsory school law,
which it is your duty to enforce,"
he said in his charge to the grand
Judge Harding's charge was an
able one. impressing with facts and
figures the evils of cigarette smok
ing by boys and girls under 16 and
the handicap under which a man
or woman labors if they have not
learned the rudiments of an educa
tion in the formative period of life.
The court room was packed this
morning at the opening of court.
All seats were filled and the aisles
and windows were crowded to hear
Judge Harding’s charge. Court of
ficials say it is the largest crowd
that lias attended court in a ye,.:'
Wythe Royster, well known young
business man of Shelby was made
foreman of the grand jury.
Amur River Zone Seethes With Troops
This map shows part of China and Siberia
where only a spark is needed to set off the war
fires. Thirty-five thousand Russian troops are
along the trans-Siberian railway and 6,000
Soviet cavalrymen are at Chita. Opposing
them are 37,000 Chinese regulars of the Na
tionalist army. The Amur River, shown above,
is reported to be the scene of clashes even now.
The seizure of the Chinese Eastern Railway
is reported to be the cause of the present crisis.
Despite the massing of troops by both nations
and the proclamation of martial law in Harbin,
hope for a peaceful settlement is still felt at
Nanking and Moscow. Germany has agreed
to take over the diplomatic relations between,
each of the countries. ■ - < < * -
(lottraitlonal Iilmtratta Ktwa)
Russian Troops Fire First Shot
Opening War In China District
Ebeltoft, Sage, Is
81 Years Old Today
j“The More I Live, The More I
I Think And I-ess Certain I Be
come Of Anything.”
Mr. T. W. Ebeltoft adds another
candle to the cake today. He Is 81
and still going strong as ever.
When he was 70, back In the
strenuous summer of 1916. Dr.
Mitchell looked him over and an
nounced, "I will give you five years”
At 75 the sawbones declined an
other prediction. But he now says
he believes the bookseller will live
to be a hundred, and maybe more
Congratulated by The Star to
day on the fact that he had gained
wisdom sufficient to live with vigor
and intellectual vitality 'wav past
the average age of man. he was
asked what he has learned traveling
down the long, long trail.
His reply was characteristic: ‘‘The
more I learn, and the more I
think,” he said, “the less certain
I become of anything."
As keen minded as ever, as pop
ular as ever with the highbrows
and intellectuals of the town, young
and old alike, he is passing 'nis
eighty-first birthday with the very
sincere well wishes of everyone who
Gardner To Start
Vacation In Week
Raleigh, July 21—Governor O.
Max Gardner plans to begin a
month's vacation in a week. Wheth
er or not he spends it in North Car
olina depends on whether or not
North Carolinnians will leave him
"T have not planned my whole
holiday,” said the governor today.
"I'm going to start it in this state,
but if I find that I can't get a rest
here I'm going where I can get it.
I want a real vacation and I'm go
ing to get it, even if I have to go out
of the state to get away from dele
gations that want to get this boy
out of prison, or that man appoint
ed to some Job.”
The governor has his eye on an
island off the Connecticut coast
which will, he believes, provide free
dom from the said delegations. He
will start his vacation at Roaring
Gap and later go to Asheville. Shel
by his home town, will also see some
thing of him during the month.
SEVEN ARE KILLER
AT OHIO CROSSING
Eaton, O.. July 21—Seven per
sons were killed here today when
their automobile was struck by a
Pennsylvania railroad train on the
The accident occurred at the rail
road crossing two miles west of here
where the railroad passes under the
tracks of the Dayton and Western
traction line. The railroad crosses
the highway at aa angle.
Gathers China Forces
Gen. Chang Hsueh-Liang,
ruler of Manchuria, who has
been ordered to return to Muk
den to organize the defense of
his frontier against Soviet
forces as a result of the recent
break between the two coun
tries after Nanking Govern
ment had seized the Chinese
(Intaraatienal lMuatraiwl N«wi)
New Manager Comes
To Rose Store Here
Mr. J. D. Tharpe. manager o!
the Rose's 5, 10 and 25c store at
Shelby, has been transferred to the
Rose store at South Boston, Va.
This transfer to South Boston,
which Is one of thp biggest tobacco
centers in the South, is in consider
ation for the efficient management
and ability of Mr. Tharpe and
should be considered a promotion.
Mr. J. E. Harrison, who will take
charge of the Shelby store, is being
transferred from Raleigh where he
has been assistant manager for
some time. He was formerly with
the Woolworth company and is an
experienced 5, 10 and 25c store man
In every detail. Mr. Harrison is In
terested in Sunday school and
church work and Shelby welcomes
Governor Chang Hsfleh
Liang of Manchuria reported
to his government at Ranking
Sunday that Russian troops
had fired the first shots in
the present crisis, but it did
not appear that the Soviet
army had attempted any in
vasion. Jde said that the Rus
sians, equipped with gas and
o2 field guns, had fired upon
Chinese along the Suifenho
river on the eastern boundary
of the province.
President Chians Kai-Shek railed
on the army, of which he i:- com
mander-in-chief of China against
"red imperialism.'’ “Unless we unite
in the fight against red imperial
ism,” he told them, “our country
and our people will perish "
The manifesto adopted Saturday
by the state council was marie
public yesterday after signature by
the presidents of the five Yuan.;.
After reiterating that the Soviet
union had violated its pledge not
to wage war and had forced China
to defensive measures with regard
to the Chinese eastern railway, the
statement invited the world to
Judge of the subversiveness of al
leged Soviet propaganda.
Reports reached Tokyo that Rus
sian cavalry had appeared within
a half mile of Manchuli on th;
western Manchurian frontier and
that Japanese residents of that
town and of Pogranichnaya were
seeking safety elsewhere. The In
habitants of Pogranichnaya were
said to be In a high state of alarm
over repeated appearances of four
Russian airplanes. The Russian port
of Vladivostok at the mouth of the
Amur river was said to have been
cut off from rail communication
with the Siberian hinterland bv
On Saturday both China and
Russia in rather formal statements
had announced they considered
themselves bound by the Kellogg
anti-war pact, of which both are
signatories, unless the other should
open hostilities. Shanghai dis
patches, while repeating the re
ports of border skirmishes, held
that these lacked general confir
Gas Explosion Burns
Kings Mt. Negroes
Kings Mountain—Hord Massey,
eight, and George Massey. four,
young negro boys of Kings Moun
tain, were severely burned about
the face Thursday afternoon when
a gas tank on am old automobile
exploded in their faces.
The young negroes were playing
around an old car that had not
been run for six months. One of
the negroes took the lid off the
tank and the other struck a match
to see If there was any gas in it.
There was! The younger boy was
painfully injured. though it is
thought that both will recover.
Died In Gotham
Former Shelby Boy Connected With
Large Banking Institution
Craw ley Huge*, son of Mrs. H D.
Wilson. N. LaFayette street, Shel
by died in New York this niornin ,'
at, 6 30 o'clock following an Illness
with tuberculosis with which he had
been suffering for the post, two
months. A telegram to Dr. H. D.
Wilson, his step-father brought the
sad news from Mrs Wilson who
has been at her son s bedside for
Young Hughes Ls pleasantly re
membered In Shelby where he was
reared and was graduated from the
Shelby High school Later he at
tended Wake Forest college where
ho was graduated, after which he
secured a responsible polstion with ]
the Guaranty Trust company, oik !
of the largest banking institutions in
New York With this bank he wn»
connected for seven years. He mar
ried a young lady from Brooklyn
and she survives with one son.
seven years old Young Hughes
was 34 years of age and a nephew
of Hatcher Hughes, prominent play
wright, and member of the faculty
of Columbia university.
His mother Mrs H. D. Wilson wps
at his bedside when he died this
morning in Long Island. New York
and will remain over for the funei -
al which will take place Friday of
Guggenheims To Be
Guests Of Gardners
Raleigh. July 21—Governor and
Mrs. Gardner, returning today from
the governors’ conference in New
London brought back the news that
Harry Guggenheim, famous for
philanthropy in his own name, for
other riches in his great daddy's and
for interest in Charles A Lindbergh
and aviation, will be a guest of the
Gardner's when North Carolina
beats Virginia in their regular
Mr. and Mrs Guggenheim had
Governor and Mrs. Gardner as
guests during the northern trip.
The governors of North Carolina.
Mr. and Mrs. Gardner, persuaded
the Guggenheim* to return the vis
it. Governor Harry Flood Byrd, of
Virginia, accepted the invitation i
and both Guggenheims and both
Byrds will eat Thanksgiving dinner
at the mansion, like wise the Byrds
will see Virginia get the third an
nual beating during the Byrd ad
Governor Gardner was surprised
to see such a young nch man in
Harry Guggenheim. His excellency
fully expected to meet, a rich young
man. but Mr. Guggenheim had more
youth than his excellency expected
The son of the famous Anaconda
copper mine king, Daniel F. Gug
genheim. is just about the Gardner
age, in the middle forties. He im
pressed the governor of North Car
Governor Gardner slept late to
day, then picked up the papers to
see what has happened about, hisi
since he left for New London. In
the Martinsville celebration yester
day, hooking up Winston-Salem and
Roanoke, Governor Byrd told the
big audience that the Gardner par
ticipation in the New London con
ference placed him at the very top
of the state executives and that the
Gardner speech before the conven
tion was as able an address as Gov
ernor Byrd has heard.
Company K Men
Members of Company K headed
by Capt. Peyton McSwain returned
at noon Sunday from two weeks
encampment at Camp Oleen, More
head City. All of the 50 men and
three officers remained well, except
one man, Dewey Howell who was
forced to undergo an operation for
appendicitis. He is recovering
rapidly, however, and will return
The local soldiers report an en
joyable time, though they did not
take any first honors at targ't
practice or drill as they usually do
Trying To Make 14
Bales On Five Acres
John Beam is attempting to
duplicate the record in cotton pro
duction in the South. He has five
acres on which he is trying to pro
duce 14 bales this year. Every at
tention is being given to seed se
lection, fertilization, cultivation, etc
and Mr. Beam says the outlook to
accomplish his task is very good.
Recently this yield was made in
one Southern state and Mr. Beam
says 'what man has done, man can
f Recalled for War Duty
The Soviet Government i» re
Rorfed to have recalled General
udenny, Red Army com
mander, from his vacation to
take charge of troop move
ments on the Manchurian bor
der. Russia is reported con
centrating powerful plane
squadrons and thousands of
troops along the Amur River
since the breaking of diplo
matic relations with China be
cause of the taking over of the
Chinese Eastern railway in
Manchuria ,by the Nationalist
Govern pi ent. i; • %
v (IntwMllonil NawirMtl 7 '
Deaf People Rally
From 7 Counties
t'sing Sign Language. They Sing
And Talk. About 100 In
Rev Andrew C. Miller, Jr. the
synodical deaf evangelist for this
state statged a big rally of the deaf
of this and adjoining counties at
Cleveland Springs hotel on Sunday,
July 2lst, 1019. Seven counties were
represented. Cleveland. Rutherford,
McDowell, Catawba. Caldwell, Meek
lenburg and Gaston.
Mr. Miller conducted religious ex
ercises in the morning and Mr. W.
R. Hackney, of Charlotte, made
some remarks. Announcement was
made of the coming meeting of the
deaf in»the state, which will be held
in Wilmington some time next
month. The evangelists wife and
Mrs. Carter from Charlotte recited
several hymns in the sign language.
About 100 were in atendance at. this
rally, 75 of w»iom were deaf adults.
At noon the spelndid dinner wrs
spread on the grounds and this was
a huge affair. It was a pleasant oc
casion and the evangelist was much
pleased at the interest the deaf are
taking in his religious work among
those who are handicapped by deaf
ness and who are deprived of hear
ing the gospel if it were not that
they had a minister to preach to
them whom they could understand
in the deaf language. Mr. Miller is
"on the wing ' every week doing re
ligious work among the underprivi
leged. the deaf, and is to be h^ily
commended for his efforts along
Mr. and Mrs. Laurel Hoyle and
Children, Elaine and John D. Hoyle
and A. J. R. Hovle, Mr. and Mrs
Will Cornwell and children. Reid,
Mary C. and Hugh Cornwell spent
last week at Carolina and Wrlghts
Official* At Chester Tell Governor
Jail Them I* Not Safe.
To Go C'olumba.
Columbia. July 20—Governor
Richard.* signed an order today per
mitting Chester county officials
to bring Rafe King, sentenced to die
for murder of his wife, to the State
prison for safekeeping.
The order was signed after Ches
ter officials had declared that the
Chester county Jail was unsafe.
The governor included the pro
vision that the county responsible
for King must pay for his board at
the State prison
King was accompanied by Sheriff
Howee and Deputy Sheriff Robin
son, the three leaving in an automo
Since being convicted for the
murder Kipg has been in the Ches
ter jail, but, an effort wm mgde
lo place him in the penitentiary
immediately after his trial. Absence
or Governor Richards from the city
prevented admittance of King, as
it Is necessary for the governor te
sign all prison papers.
Governor Richards previously had
refused to allow King to be admit
ted to the penitentiary, upholding
the ten-day clause, which state*
that no prisoner can enter the
State penitentiary more tahn ten
days prior to date of his electrocu
I Finds Cotton Flea
Doing Much Damage
Pest Has Been In Crop Before
Dustin* Sulphur Will Con*
trol The Pie*.
Raleigh. July 30—More grief for
cotton growers Is seen In the de
predations of the cotton flea or
hopper, which has done much dam
age in certain sections of North
Carolina recently by sucking the
newly formed squares and causing
them to drop.
"This pest has done damage In
the state prior to this time,” says
C H. Brannon, extension entomolo
gists. "and many farmers are fa
miliar with It. The flea sucks the
young squares and a peculiar
branching out of the cotton stalks.
In some cases, the flea causes all
the squares to drop from a plant.”
Mr. Brannon says that dusting
sulphur wljl control the fela. Those
who poison their ootton for boll
weevil may add the sulphur to the
calcium arsenate and thus kill both
insects at one operation. Used alone
the dusting sulphur 1« applied at
the rate of 12 to 15 pounds and acre
and at least three applications
should be made four or five days
apart. Since this conforms to the
frequency of applying calcium
arsenate, Mr. Brannon recommends
that eight pounds of dusting sul
phtir and 4 pounds of calcium arse
nate be dutsed to each acre and
thus control the flea and the boll
weevil. When calcium arsenate Is
used alone, only 4 to 6 pounds is
applied. The applications should
be made. In both ints&nces, early In
the morning or alte In the after
Dusting sulphur may be obtained
from Insecticide dealers or'Mr.
Brannon will be glad to supply In
formation as to where it may be
110 MILITANT BEDS NABBED
IN RAID ON PARIS OUTSKIRTS
Paris, July 21.—Police arrested
110 alleged communist militants In
a surprise raid o na secret meeting
today. The communist swrere said
to be organizing a manifestation for
August 1 A11 who assisted were ar
rested and many documetn* taken.
Shelby Girl Assists In
Preparing Liberalist List
Charlotte, July 20.—A list of all
North Carolinians who are known
or thought1 to be Liberals is being
prepared, in the interests is being
movement for the defense of the
strike sympathizers being held in
jail at Gastonia, in conection with
the fatal wounding of Police Chief
Aderholt, of Gastonia. The list is
being prepared by Mrs Clarena
Michclson, of New York, assisted by
Miss Betty Webb, of Shelby. The
North Carolina Liberals will be ask
ed to publicly express their sym
pathy for the defendants in the
coming trial. Mrs. Michelson. w'ho is
a member of an aristocratic Back
Bay family of Boston, will call on
several groups of sympathizers in
various cities of the state. Raleigh,
Greensboro and Winston-Salem
will have an opportunity to hear
this woman member of the Nation
al council of the International La
bor Defense within the next week.
The organization work of the Na
tional Textile Workers Union la go
ing on under the direction of Hugo
Oehler from Chicago, who has tak
en over the management of the
Southern district, while Fred Erwin
Beal is held in custody.
Picked men and women from the
Gaston county mills have been
trained at the union district head
quarters by professional org&niza
ers and a class of more than 30 was
sent into the mills of the South
last week They are scattered over
five states as far south as Alabama.
It is also reported that the south
ern district meeting to be held in
Bessemer City, July 28, the day
preceding the trial, is assured of a
large attendance. Over 300 dele
gates, elect by the workers of as
many mills, have signified their in
tentions to attend the meeting. Af
ter the delegate meeting there will
be a public meeting and a par&dfc