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S11FLBY, N. C. IRIDAY. JI'lA 'Jt\ injn. Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons By man,pet year (inadvance) $3.50
_' Carrier, per year On advance) $3.00
The Markets.
Cotton, per pound . l;,c
Coton Seed, per bu. —.40 -a
Tartly Cloudy.
North Carolina Weather, partly
cloudy tonight and Saturday; eon
tmued warm.
First Boll.
The first fully matured cotton boll
of the 1929 crop seen in Shelby this
year was brought to the office of
The Cleveland Star today by J. Z.
Falls. The boll was produced on
Mr. Falls town farm, located on
West Marion street, and if the first
boll is any indication, Mr. Falls is
going to produce a wonderful crop
of cotton this year.
Gives Warning
Postal Law Is
Being Violated
Postmaster Says Cleveland Teople
Must Obtain Right Kind Of
A good many; Cleveland cowin'y
people, since July 1, have unwit
tingly violated the postal rules and
regulations in that they have caus
ed to be erected at their homes rur
al free delivery mail boxes not in ac
cordance with the law, according te
a statement made here this morn
ing by J. H Quinn, postmaster. The
postmaster explains that the post
office department no longer coun
tenances the use of what is known
as the No. 1 box. a small box, an:i
that now only the No. 2. or larger
box, is sanctioned by law He said
in talking to a reporter;
Some months ago wide publicity
was given to an order of the post
master general approving a new
design of No. 2 mail box for use on
rural and star routes on an after
July 1. 1929. but both dealers and
patrons seem to have overlooked
this order. It prohibits the manu
facture, sale, and erection on rurel
or star routes after July 1, 1929, of
any boxes that do not harmonize
with said order.
The January, 1929. supplement to
the U. S. Official Postal Guide,
page 16, reads as follows; ‘The post
master general has approved a new'
model of the large size (No. 2) mail
box for use on rural and star
routes, and has directed that or
and after July 1, 1929, the manu
facture and sale of the present No.
I box be discontinued. The now
No. 2 box will also subersede, so far
as manufacture and sale are con
cerned, the old No. 2 box now in
“All approved rural mail boxes
now in use on rural and star routes
may be continued in use so long ns
they remain weather-proof and
serviceable. Patrons on new routes,
new patrons on existing routes oi
extensions thereof, or patrons de
siring to provide boxes of sufficient
capacity to contain parcel-post
mail will be required to furnish
boxes of the new No. 2 design after
July 1, 1929.”
The post office department has
published a lengthy list of manu
facturers of approved mail boxes
with full addresses and prices. Those
interested in this list can see it by
calling at the Shelby post office
It is earnestly hoped that the hard
ware dealers within our territory
will handle the new design No. 22
boxes for the convenience of our
patrons. There are numerous boxes
on all of our rural routes that
should be replaced at once witn
good and approved boxes."
Shelby Man Aids
With Horse Show
Word coming to Shelby from
Blowing Rock is to the effect that
preparations arc well undervay for
I he largest horse show ever held in
Blowing Rock, where the horse show
has been for many years the big
event of the summer seasdn. Don
ald J. Boyden. in charge of prepara
tions, is being assisted by Ralph
Hoey of Shelby, and both predict
the longest list of entries on record
for the show, scheduled for August
The official prize list and entry
blank, just issued presents 15 classes,
in all of which are offered first, sec
ond and third prizes.
York Man Named
King Executor
John S. Rainey, well known farm
er and coton buyer of Sharon, S'
C. has been appointed administra
tor of the estate of the late Faye
Wilson King, former French teach
er and cotton buyer of Sharon, S
a'leged to have been murdered Jan
uary 25 at her home in Sharon.
The pretty young tpacher s hus
band, Rate P. King, who was re
cently convicted at Chester of the
murder of his wife, is now con
fined in the state penitentiary pend
ing a hearing of a motion for 8
new trial before the state supreme
court, Insurance policies held b',
her were made payable to him.
Mr. Rainey has qualified as ad
ministrator of the dead woman
School Patrons
Ballot Tuesday
On Bond Issue
More Than 500 Affirmative Ballots
Needed If The Bond Issue
Is To Prevail.
Everything was in readiness here
today for conducting the election
in school district No. 33- on next
Tuesday in connection with issuing
school bonds in the sum of $58,000
and indications were, according to
those in touch with the situation,
that a large vote will be polled.
With 1.000 voters registered, it is
believed that 800 or 900 of these
will exercise their right of suffrage
on the question at issue.
| The law provides that the polls
shall open at sunrise and close af
sunset and that any registered
voters, regardless of whether he Is
a landowner or freeholder, is eligible
to participate. The hours included
in the ahv mean that the polls
must open about 5:30 o’clock and
close about 7 o'clock The count
ing of the ballots is not expected
to. consume any great length of time
and therefore the result of the
school election should be known by
a little after 8 o'clock Tuesday
Borrowed Funds.
The question at issue has been
very generally discussed until a ma
jority of the voters in and near
Shelby arc quite familiar there
with. The school authorities last
school session found that they
would be unable to continue the
public schools here for the full
nine months of the term, owing to
a scarcity of funds and a number
of patriotic local citizens signed an
agreement that they would vote fo"
a bond issue if the school officials
would borrow' a sufficient amount
of money to continue' the schools
for the full nine months. ' It was
stipu'ated at the same time that
the deficit under which the sch >ol
board labored was to be covered in
this same bond issue and the total
therefore amounted to the sum of
This is the question on which the
voters will go to the polls Tuesday
and confidence is expressed that it
will be carried, although those In
terested point to the fact that if a
person duly registered for the elec
tion remains aw'ay from the polls
Tuesday, it will be a vote again;:
the measure, since the laws says
that a majority of those registered
I must vote in the affirmative for the
issue to prevail Therefore, as ap
proximately 1.000 are registered,
more than 500 will have to tote in
favor of the bond issue before it can
One Precinct.
It is pointed out that the school
officials would be very serioifcly em
barrassed and handicapped should
the bond issue fail to become avail
able and it is therefore hoped that
all interested will make every effoit
to vote some time Tuesday.
There is to be only one polling
precinct for the election and this
will be located in the Cleveland
county court house.
Mrs. Hulick Notified
Of Mother’s Death
News was received here this
morning cf the death of Mrs. J. M.
Matthescn who passed away at her
home in Taylorsville at 1 o'clock
after a lingering illness of several
months. Mrs, Mattheson was 77
years of age and is the mother of
Mrs. B D. Hulick. North Morgan
street The funeral will be held in
Taylorsville tomorrow.
York Newspaper Man
Visitor To Shelby
S. Ernest Jackson, well known
newspaper man of York, S. C., spent
a portion of yesterday in Shelby
w'ith friends. Mr. Jackson wrote The
Cleveland Star's accounts of the
Rafe King trial at Chester and also
handled the story for a number of
other newspapers and his work was
highly commended by those who
read his various stories. He relates
a number of intimate details about
what went on during the trial, a
portion of which never appeared in
the newspapers.
Gardner Gracious
Declares Deputy
"The governor war. very nice
about it/• said Deputy Sheriff Wiley
Peebles in Raleigh yesterday,
speaking of serving a subpoena on
Governor Gardner for his appear
ance at the trial of the Gastonia
strikers. "My duty was just to
serve the paper, and I served it.”
added the deputy, who is the firs'
officer to sene a subpoena on a
governor of North Carolina in oven
120 ye.
The Soviet Not Found Wanting
Above is shown a lineup of Russian planes at
lh« Central Frunze airfield at Moscow, which
i«w over Chinese territory in Northern Man
Jtiorta and dropped pamphlets urging the vel
misses to support the Soviet. At left is
l type of Russian army field radio station in
operation during recent manoeuvers upon
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which the Soviet will probably rely greatly for
communication during proposed Manchurian
invasion. Soviet troops in gas mask “prac
tice” are shown at right, in readiness for use
at any time if Russia and China should come
to blows over the recent Chinese Eastern Rail
way dispute.
Governor Is To
Make Visit Here
Chief Executive Left This Morning
For Roaring Gap But Comes
Here Later.
Governor O Max Gardner is to
spend a portion of his vacation,
that portion not yet determined or
announced, in Shelby according to
information obtained here today.
The governor left the executive
•mansion in Raleigh this morning
for an absence of one month and
proceeded to Rearing Gap. where
he will rest and relax and be free
from official duties of any kind He
will proceed from there to Gastonia
next Monday where he has been
subpoened as a witness in the trial
of the 15 strikers charged with the
slaying of Chief of Police Aderholt
and it is expected that as soon as
he can give his testimony in Gas
tonia he will come to Shelby for a
stay with friends and relatives and
will then go back to the moun
tains for the remainder of his
month's vacation.
It is very unusual for the gover
nor of a State to be summoned as
a witness in a trial, but it is said
that Governor Gardner's appearance
in Gastonia will not set a precedent
in this state since Governor Glenr,
in 1006 appeared as a witness in the
trial of three defendants in Rowan
county. It happened that all the
defendants in the 1906 case were
lynched and therefore the gover
nor's testimony on that occasion
does not appear to have been of any
very great value
Governor Gardner ltas been able
to make but infrequent trips to his
home in Shelby since becoming
chief executive of North Carolina
rnd he will therefore receive a rous
ing welcome home front his many
friends and admirers, who will hope
that he may spend as much of his
month’s vacation as may be pos
sible in this city.
Two Shelby Youths
Sought By Parents
Charlotte police headquarters, Ac
cording to The Charlotte Observer,
have been- requested to be on the
lookout for Paul McCoy, 16. and
Jack Johnson, 14, both of Shelby,
thought to have run away from
their homes here with the intention
of joining the United States navy
Parents of the youths asked the
Charlotte police to hold the boys
until Shelby could be notified, in
the event they were located
Joe E. Nash, manager of the
Paragon department store, an
nounces the big establishment will
be closed Monday. Tuesday and
possibly Wedresdav of next week.
The store ha> reached the end of
the fiscal year, and a program of
inventory will occupy the force dur
ing the three days mentioned
Criminal Court Docket Here
Is Cleared During The Term
Special Train
To Take Many
Southern Railway To Operate
Special Train To Asheville
On August L
R H Graham of Chariotte. di
vision passenger of the Southern
Railway System, with offices located
in Charlotte, while in Shelby yes
terday said that hi3 railroad is an
ticipating that an enormous crowd
of people will go from this section
on the mountain excursion to Ashe
ville and other points on next
Thursday, August 1 Mr Graham
says that the railroad has made
every possible preparation for tak
ing care of r big crowd, operating
a special train, equipped with up
to-date coaches, including a re
freshment car. and everything else
needed to make the trip pleasant.
The special is to start from Rock
Hill, S. C., at 7 a. m., and will reach
Blacksburg at 8:35 a. m. It is due
in Shelby at 9 20 a. m. and will
reach Marion at 12:10 p m.. arriv
ing at Asheville at 1.40 p. m.
Returning, the train will leave
Asheville at 7:15-p. in., and the
Shelby delegation will therefore
reach home about midnight or i
shortly thereafter
As a special inducement to as
many people as possible to make
the trip from here, the railroad is
offering the unusually low round
trip fare of $2 from Shelby and it
is probable that this will influence
many to make the trip,
Mr. Graham and ether railroad
officials point out that this is a
fine opportunity to enjoy beautiful
scenery, cooling breezes and at
tractive sight-seeing trips, all in
one da^v
Former Golf Pro
Goes To Hickory
Mr. .and Mrs ,I. G. McCombs have
taken charge of the Hickory coun
try dub, according to information
coming here from that city, Mr.
McCombs, *lhe former pro at the
Cleveland Springs club to be man
ager of the .Hickory club and pro at
that course while Mrs. McCombs Is
to have charge of the parties at the
club house The former Cleveland
Springs pro succeeds E. H Eubanks
at Hickory
Little Doing In
Recorder’* Court
Tilings are certainly quiet in re
corder's court since Superior court
opened here." remarked Judge Hor
ace Kennedy yesterday. The city
judge said one would think that the
lawyers would have all they ’ould do
in the Superior court, but there was
always time for cne or more of
them to appear !o the city court.
"And then, too, we don't always
need lawyers on hand to conduct
the recorder's court you know." ad
ded Judge Kennedy with a smile,
Record Number Of Cases Disposed
Of Before Civil Actions Are
Taken Up.
After having disposed of an un
precedented amount of business
since iast^ Monday. the criminal
court docket in Cleveland county
superior court, was practically clear
today Next week civil issues will be
argued before Judge W. F. Harding
who is presiding at the present
Yesterday was a busy day with
the court, numerous cases being
disposed of in diverse ways.
Mr. and Mrs. J L. Taylor, charg
ed with violating the prohibition
laws, demanded a triel by jury and
they were found guilty.
Jack Moore was charged with
violating the prohibition law. The
defendant was called, failed to an
swer and judgment nisi scl fa and
capias issued. Similar action was
taken in the case of Harry Morgan.
Robert Hollar was charged with
false pretenses and with larceny
and receiving. He failed to answer
and capias was issued
The case against M P Coley,
charged with embezzlemen'. was
Continue Murder Case.
M. Fortune, Ernest Hicks, Hoyle
Allen and Jake Westmoreland,
charged with murder. had their
cases continued. Two of the de
fendants are in custody and two ai
large ■»
A nolle prossee with leave was
entered in the case of Clyde Mat
tox. charged with forging and ut
Weldon Borders charged with
rape, had a nolle prosse with leave
entered in his case
Capias was issued in the case of
Carl Lipscomb and Beverly Jolly,
charged with reckless driving
Frank Ellis entered a plea of
guilty to a charge of issuing a
Worthless check and sentenced
to serve 60 days on the roads.
Nolle prosse was entered in the
case of C A. Biggerstaff charged
with an assault with a deadly wea
Nolle prosse was entered in the
case of Hunter Rippy,. charged with
being drunk and disorderly,
Coleman Wray was given a trial
by jury on a charge of reckless
driving and a verdict of not guilty
was directed by the court.
In two cases against A K Tabe‘
charged with issuing worthless
checks, nolle prosse with leave was
Faced Four Counts.
Clay Williams, charged in four
eases with violating the prohibition
law, entered a plea of guilty and hr
was srntedeed to serve 12 month.-,
on the public works
Hatcher Glover, charged wit.n
violating the prohibition law, wa.
given a trial by jury and a verdict
was returned finding the defend
ant guilty of purchasing liquor and
possessing same as beverage
Bessie Brooks, charged with as
sault with a deadly weapon. was
given a trial by a jury and a ver
dict of not guilty was returned
Tom Elliott, charged with viola* -
(Continued on page ten./
Sentiment For
Keeping Agent
Increases Here
CnuntT < ounril Of Anrimlturr- Kn
Work Already Donr In
No definite decision has been
readied on the question of Cleve
land county retaining a county farm
agent after Alvin Hardin's resigna
tion become effective but. indica
tions at present are that another
agent will be obtained, this opinion
being based upon the fart that
the Cleveland County Agricultural
Council, at a meeting here this
week, unanimously went on record
ns favoring the retention of such
The agricultural council is com
posed of three representatives from
each township in the county, but all
townships were not represented at
the meeting held here However,
those representatives in attendance
Jfpoke In enthusiastic terms of what
agents have accomplished here In
the past and expressed the opinion
that the work should be continued
by all means. There was not a dis
senting voice raised In this particu
A E Cline of the Cleveland Coun
ty Commissioners was present at the
meeting and heard with interest
what the members of the council
had to say on the subject and he
expresses the opinion that a county
farm agent Is well worth what he
costs Cleveland county, since a
greater portion of the exiiense of
such salary is borne by the State
than is paid by Cleveland county
Mr. Cline is in receipt of a letter
from E. S. Millsaps of Statesville,
district agent in charge of this ter
ritory. in which Mr. Millsaps says
he hope the county will reach some
early decision as he has a splendid
agent, available for this county Just
at this time. It Is considered prob
able that the county commissioners
will reach decision to continue the
farm demonstration workt
It is not known at present that
there r/ill be any meeting of the
county commissioners before the
first Monday in August, but the
matter will probably be settled In
seme definite fashion at that time
All Postoffice
Workers Here To
Get Vacations
Postoffice employes here are be
ginning to take their annual vaca
tions. according to statements made
at the Shelby office this morning,1
but the general efficiency of the
office Is not being lessened, because
capable and trained substitutes are
on duty In place of those off at
this time. All told, including clerks
and carriers, there are '20 people
employed at the local office so ne
cessarily some little time is requir
ed for all of them to enjoy their
vacation periods The government
permits all employes 15 days with
full pay.
Capt. Pierce, 40 Yrs.
An Engineer Is Here
Capt. R L. Pierce who for 40
years has been an engineer on the
Southern railroad is spend in'
awhile at Cleveland Springs with
his wife and two daughters. During
all this time he has had only one
wreck, then his life was saved from
* rear end collision by jumping from
his cab He began working for the
old Richmond and Danville in 1889
and now lives at Spencer where he
is held In highest esteem by his fe'
low- workers.
Criminal Court Taken
From Blacks By White
People Says Spurlin
Solicitor Asserts Alarming Situation Has
Been Created By Increase In Crime Among
Young People Of State And Nation. Arous*
ed Public Sentiment Is Only Solution.
< rirmnal courts used to be a colored court, but today
they are a white man’s court with five out of seven offend
ers members of the white race,” declared Solicitor Spurgeon
Spurlin of Lenoir, a native of Cleveland county who is here
prosecuting at the Superior Court. He was addressing the
Kiwanis club last night at Cleveland Springs and reviewing
the court records for the past two '-ears, during which time
he has been solicitor of the 1(}th Judicial District.
1,400 Homes Here
Served B y Star
Carrier System
Each afternoon of publica
tion. The Star t.a delivered
directly into the home of 1 .
400 people In Shelby and su
burb;- This delivery Is made
before supper. "Evening hours
are reading hours" and house
wives do most of the family
buying .that's why Star ad
vertising pays. Hundreds of
homes in Shelby are served
through the postoffice boxes,
while thousands are served by
the 26 rural routes and post
offices in the county
Fifteen carrier boys serve
Shelby and suburbs. One pass
es your door Pay him a quar
ter for a month's subscription
and you get'It for two cents a
copy In this manner.
During the summer, many
of the carrier beys are on va
cation and their substitutes
may be on the route. If these
substitutes, who are no so fa
miliar with the routes, fail to
deliver your paper. It Is an
oversight Phone complaints
lo The Star office. No 11.
Bond Posted In
Auto Collision
Miss Lillian RudasiH Reported As
Recovering In Hoapllal At
Gaffney, S. C.
Frank Gardner, of the Gowdeys
vdle community, of Cherokee coun
ty. S. C . posted a $300 bond with
Clerk of Court T M Calowe'.l at
Gaffney yesterday on a charge of
assault and battery with a deadly
weapon in connection with an auto
mobile collision on the Union road
last Saturday night. Miss Lillian
RudasiH, of Shelby, was seriously
hurt In the wreck The charge
against Garner, who was alleged to
have been driving one of the cars,
was preferred by C. H Hatched, of
Shelby, driver of the other machine
involved In the accident.
Jack Wilkins, who was In the
car with Mr Garner, received a
broken ankle in the collision. Mr.
Hatched and Mr. Garner escaped
with minor cuts and bruises. The
accident happened about 12 miles
out, on the Union road
Miss RudasiH and Mr. Wilkins
were reported to be resting as well
as could be expected at the City
j hospital yesterday.
Junior Order Here Is To
Initiate Big Class Monday
Members of Shelby council
No. 436, Junior Order United
American Mechanics are mak
ing extensive preparations for
the big class initiation next
Monday night, July 20. Shelby
rouncil has more than 500 new
members, and the councils in
Lincolnton and Rutherford
counties have 130 candidates or
new members for this class
Thus the class of about 630
makes it easily the largest sin
gle class ever received in the
State Councilor D. W. Sorrell,
of Durham, will be the speaker
on this occasion. He will de
liver a ten minute address to
the class on the work of the
Junior Order. State Vice Coun
cilor Chas E Hamilton, of Mon
toc, will also be present as well
as Congressman Chas A Jonas
of Lincolnton.
The meeting will be held in
the Thompson building on west
Warren street just west of the
Southern rai'road tracks opening
promptly at 8 o'clock.
Every member of Shelby
council No. 43fi is expected to
be present for this important
meeting. Members of other
councils in Cleveland, Lincoln,
and Rutherford counties are
invited to attend. It is expected
that most of these councils will
be represented at this meeting.
The degree work will be con
ferred by Dilworth council No
12. of Charlotte, which hes one
of the best degree teams in this
section of the state
John A Liles is councilot of
the local council and is in
charge of local arrangements.
Public Sentiment.
The growing spirit of recklessness
Is alarming, the disregard for law la
appalling and the only remedy lies
in a quickened public sentiment for
law observance, said Solicitor Spur
lin who admitted that some offi
cers of the law are afraid to arrest
the higher-ups who violate the
prohibition laws for fear they will
lose their Jobs, yet they spend their
time chasing the one-gallus quart
"Last year there were 20,000 crim
inal convictions in North Carolina,
a fact which Is a challenge to the
higher class of citizenship One
thousand five hundred of these
convictions were for larceny. Nine
teen men out of 20 in a recent ses
sion of the Caldwell county court
were whites. Seventy-five per cent
of the boys and girls tried in crim
inal court last year were under 21
years of age and statistics show that
there are more prisoners tn the
state penitentiary 17 years of age
I than of any other age.
Difficult Question.
"What can be done?" asked Soli
citor Spurlin. "That is a matter of
very difficult solution, but aa so
ciety is divided into two great d.
vlsions. those above and those be
low the average of Intelligence, it
seems to me that those above
should create the public sentiment
.necessary for law observance This
reckless spirit is not confined to the
lower class, but to the upper class
as well and If the officers do their
duty and the courts function prop
erly, It is Imperative that pubho
sentiment be quickened along this
Shelby Office Is
Not Alone In It*
Quarter Decrease
"The Shelby postoffice is not by
herself by any manner of means tn
showing a decrease for the last,
quarter,” said Postmaster J. H
Quinn this morning tn talking to a
newspaper reporter.
Postmaster Quinn says that being
aware of the general business con
ditions existing over the country, he
was not much surprised when the
■Shelby receipts dropped off and he
expected to learn that similar con
ditions exist elsewhere. He now cit
es the Postmasters' Bulletin which
says that of the 50 largest postof
fices in the United States 32 of these
showed decreases for the quarter
ending June 30. “So even thoug.:
we did fall off, we ere still in good
company" said the Shelby postmas
Churches To Have
Health Program Here
Both the Second Baptist church
of which Rev. Rush Padgett is
pastor and the LaFayette Street
Methodist church of which Rev. T
B. Johnson is pastor, will have a
Joint meeting Sunday evening at
7:45 o’clock at which time Drs. J
W. Hardison and Ben Gold will talx
on health, a vital subject to the
community as a whole and a meet
ing to which the public is invited ■
The choir from Ross Grove church
will be present and sing the old
songs that were the favorite of the
late Rev. T. Dixon.
First Surgeon Of
Shelby A Visitor
Dr Benjamen F. Royal, surgeon
of Morehead City hospital, wife and
children, spent Wednesday night in
Shelby, at Hotel Charles. He was on
his way to a camp near Asheville,
where his boys are In camp. Dr
Royal was surgeon in the first
hospital in Shelby. He went back to
Morehead City hospital from which
j place he was surgeon when he
j came to Shelby, and has been chief
[ surgeon in that hospital lor IT
I rears.

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