North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXXV, No. 90 SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY. JULY 29, 1929. Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons
By mall, per year (In advanoe) $2.50
Carrier, per year (In advance) $3.00
The Markets.
Cotton, per pound __ 19c
Coton Seed, per bu._40 !£
Weather Forecast.
Thundershowers tonight and
Tuesday; not quite so warm Tucs
day in the north portion.
To Stage Horse
Show Here Soon
Horse Fanciers Hold Picnir Here
Friday And Plan For Exhibit
Here Aug. 22nd.
Shelby Is to have a horse show
August 22 to be staged either a
the county fair grounds or on the
aviation field at Cleveland Springs.
This was decided here Friday aft
ernoon at a picnic of the Shelby
Riding club held at Lineberger
Springs in Belvedere park. Some
of the fanciest horses in the state
are expected to enter, including
many of the pretty horses owned
by local people. The Shelby Riding
club recently erected and is oc
cupying a new community barn
which is now housing 36 fine rid
ing horses. Thirty eight riders on
high stepping mounts, rode through
the streets Friday afternoon, pre
senting a beautiful sight and they
gathered at the Lineberger Spring
where a picnic lunch was served to
a total of, 75 members and their
After the picnic was held, the
horse show was planned. Will Are;/
is president of the riding club, Win.
Lineberger and C. C Blanton are
vice presidents and Tom Nolan is
secretary treasurer.
Shelby Folk At
Catalina Island
A card from Renn Drum, news
editor of The Cleveland Star, ad
vises that he and Mrs. Drum and
Mr. and Mrs. Casey Morris have
been spending the past few days at
Catalina Island, jCal, and have been
having the time of tljoir lives.” In
his brief communication Mr. Drum
. ays he will attempt to set forth
none of the happenings of the trip,
as he wall have plenty to say
i hrough the columns of The Star on
that score when he gets back home.
The party made the trip from
Shelby via automobile and expect
to return by the same route.
Eastside Mill Is
Giving A Vacation
The Eastside Cotton mill, one of
the largest in the city, is closed
during the present week to -allow
all its workers the usual one-week
rummer vacation. Some of the
other mills were closed last week
nd it is understood that the re
mainder will probably close for a
week during the next fortnight. No
general shutdown is anticipated, ac
cording to cotton mill officials.
Civil Court Hears
No Jury Cases Yet
With Judge W. F. Harding of
Charlotte presiding, the civil sec
tion of superior court for Cleveland
county convened here this morn
ing at 10 o'clock. The docket was
rounded, but when the hour for
the noon recess arrived, no cases
for trial by jury had come on. The
court ts supposed to continue for
the remainder of the week.
Danbury—Caught within the
bounds of the Sauratown Game
Preserve, carrying a .22 calibre rifle,
equipped witli a Maxim silencer.
Robert White young white man re
siding near here, was Wednesday
arrested and tried before Justice of
the Peace N. A. Martin and taxed
with fine and costs.
Body Of Negro
Found On Track
Of The Railway
Cleveland county officials
were notified this morning
that the body of a dead ne
gro, thought to be Pearly
Brown of Lawndale, was
found on the Southern Rail
way tracks yesterday be
tween Bessemer C'itv and
Kings Mountain. Thr pre
sumption is that the negro
was beating a ride on a
freight train and fell there
from, death resulting from
his impact with the ground as
his body was badly bruised
but not mangled.
No inquest has yet been
held and it was stated this
afternoon that the body was
still being held at a Kings
Mountain undertaking estab
lishment, where it was taken
after discovery bv a train
\ Seaboard Head
Pays A Visit To
This Section
President Of Great Railroad In
spects Shelby And Is Pleased
With Reception. A
Shelby had the honor Saturday
of a short visit from L. W Powell,
jr.. president of the Seaboard Air
Line railroad system. W. H. King,
jr.. assistant to the president and
C. H Sauls, superintendent of the
road They were passing through
on an inspection trip of this divi
sion to Ruthcrfordton. when Mayor
McMurry learned of their coming
and wired an invitation for the pri
vilege of driving the party over the
city. The invitation was immediate
ly accepted and. in the two houis
they were here, they were shown
over the city and a portion of the
farming section up Highway No. 18,
the officials declaring themselves
very favorably impressed with the
evidences of thrift and progress on
every hand.
Shelby is the largest station and
shows the largest freight receipts
of any station west of Charlotte. It
was Mr. Powell's first visit in this
section. Less than a year ago he
was promoted to the presidency of
the road, succeeding S. Davies War
field who died.
In the party showing the visitors
the city were Mayor McMurry, C,
C. Blanton, Paul Webb, John 0.
McKnight. Agent H. A. Harris and
Editor Lee B. Weathers.
Lightning Strikes
And Bums A Barn
Plavcd Pranks Thursday Afternoon
On Morrison Farm Near
Lightning played pranks on the
farm of Sam Morrison, run by his
brother Phillip Morrison near
Grover Thursday afternoon, during
a thunderstorm, striking the Mor
rison barn and burning a mule,
fifty*bales of straw and a quantity
of other property stored in the barn
at the time.
About 50 feet from the barn Is
a store and grist mill and in the
store at the time the lightning
struck were nine people, all of whom
were knocked unconscious for a
short time, for the lightning seemed
to have struck the store first and
then the barn. One side of the
mill was knocked out, the floor was
torn into splinters and a ditch torn
out between the store and the barn
As soon as the stricken men recov
ered consciousness, they discovered
the fire at the barn and attempted
to quench the blaze, but it was too
far along. Some of the stock how
ever. was saved, but one mule lost
its life.
Boone.—Upon the initiative of the
Boone Civitan club, the town of
Boone has authorized a complete
industrial survey of the county seat
and adjoining section and the
survey is now being commenced by
a firm located in Washington, D. C
Engineer B. C. Curtis is the engi
neer in charge. Mr. Curtis promises
that there soon shall be available
for Boone and for prospective in
vestors and industrialists all date.
Bankers Brought To Bar Of Justice
Here are the famous four Clarke partners
photographed as they fa^ed the court in Gen
eral Sessions, New York. More than 200 de
positors attended the meeting in a courtroom
in the Federal Building and heard Federal
Attorney Charles H. Tuttle speak with opti
mism of the possibilities of recouping part,
at least, of the $5,000,000 deficit. James R.
Clarke pleaded guilty to the State’s charges,
dramatically accepting the blame for the
crash and promised to turn over all his prop
erty. ,
Divorce Is Granted
In Superior Court
An order of divorce was filed
Saturday in the office of the clerk
of court for Cleveland county in the
case of O. D. Copeland. by h‘s
guardian, A. V, McMurry, versus
Lucy Copeland. The order was
signed by Judge Harding and sets
forth that the matter at issue was
heard by a jury and all the allega
tions of the plaintiff, the said O.
D. Copeland, appear to have been
sustained and therefore “the plain
tiff is granted an absolute divorce
from the defendant and the bonds
of matrimony heretofore existing
between plaintiff and defendant are
hereby forever dissolved.”
School Principals
Are Meeting Today
Supt. B. L. Smith of ,thc city
schools, is holding a meeting today
with the seven principals of the
local schools, the purpose of the
meeting being to plan for the open
ing of schools which has been set
for September 9 and discuss the
general routine of school affairs.
Grand Jury Advises Clock
Be Put In Running Order
A recommendation that the
town clock In thr cupola of the
Cleveland county court house,
long a thorn in the side of the
local citizenry, be repaired, is
contained in the final report of
the grand jury for the July
term of court as submitted to
Superior Court Judge Ha:ding.
The report also reports that
the jail, chaingang camp and
court house are in good condi
tion The report as submitted
though the foreman. D. W
Royster, follows in full:
To His Honor. J. F. Hard
in;;. judge presiding at the July
term of Superior court of Cleve
land county, North Carolina:
We, the grand jury of this
term of court, wish to report
that we have disposed of all
matters coming up before us
and have visited the different
county institutions in different
"We find the county jail in
very good condition; it is well
kept and in a very satisfactory
condition in every respect. We
should like to suggest that the
| walls m the sheriff's living
quarters be painted
"We also inspected No. fi.
township chaingang and find
it to be in good condition with
sanitary and well ventilated
quarters and plenty of food is
provided for the prisoners.
“We find the county court
house and grounds to be in good
condition except a leak in the
grand jury room and a leak in
the tower; also a broken gutter
on the west side of the court
house, all of which we recom
mend be repaired We also rec
ommend that the glass grating
removed on the east side of
the court house be put in proper
condition. We also find that
the clock in the tower of the
court house is out of commission
and we recommend that same
be repaired and be put in run
ning order.
“We find that the property af,
the county home is in good con
dition,- though the sleeping
quarters are somewhat crowd
ed. We recommend very strong
ly that an addition cooking
range be provided or replace the
present range with a large one.”
Heavy Sentences Imposed
By Judge Harding As The
Court Term Here Is Ended
Submit Report
On Great Work
George Blanton of Shelby, vica
president of the First National
bank of this city and one of the
trustees of the North Carolina Or
thopaedic hospital, located at Gas
tonia. where hundreds of crippled
children are treated monthly by
the state without expense to the
individual families, attended a
meeting Friday of the directors of
that institution, held at Gastonia,
and brings back from intensely in
teresting figures relative to the
great work being done by the North
Carolina institution
Referring to the statistical re
port submitted by Miss Harriet J
McCollum, the superintendent of
the institution, Mr. Blanton point:;
out that on June t, 1929 there were
123 children in the hospital for
treatment, while on July 1 the
number had increased to 134 and
that the plant of the institution is
just about taxed to its capacity.
There is always a long waiting list
of children in urgent need of treat
ment, but these cannot be admit
ted solely ana simply because the
hospital lacks the housing facilities,
according to Miss McCollum's re'
port. Her figures show that at pres
ent there are on the waiting lists
271 white children and 35 negro
children and these would be ad
mitted most cheerfully if the hos
pital had facilities to care for then1.
The detailed report shows in ad
dition that the cost per day for
caring for each individual child is
$2.20 which is regarded by those in
a position to know as being a most
reasonable outlay, in view of the
service rendered
The report is filled with data o!
great interest to all North Carolin
ians interested in the welfare of
crippled and unfortunate children
and Mr. Blanton says he wishes a
copy of it could be in the hands of
every taxpayer and voter in North
The people of North Carolina are
said to be inordinately proud of
the magnificent work being done
at the Gastonia institution and out
siders familiar with this work say
that the state as a whole has a per
fect right to be proud of it.
Superior Court Comes To Con
elusion Late Friday After
Trial Of Many Cases.
Practically all business In the
criminal section of Superior court,
for Cleveland county was conclud
ed at a late hour Friday afternoon
and Judge W. F. Harding ordered
a recess taken until today, the civti
court docket being taken up today.
The following is a record of the
business disposed of before the
criminal court adjourned Friday:
George Hamrick, grand larceny,
capias issued and continued.
Cat Allen, vagrancy, capias is
sued and continued
B. F. Spake, jr., worthless checks,
the defendant sentenced to serve
30 days on the public works, such
sentence to become operative fls ot
July 17.
The same defendant. Indicted on
the same charge, was giyen an ad
ditional sentence of 30 days. the
same to become operative at the ex
piration of the first sentence.
J. L. Taylor, violation of the pro
hibition law, sentenced to pay a
fine of $100 and the costs
Frank Ellis, bad check, forfei
ture heretofore imposed ordered
stricken out.
A. E. Greogry, sentence hereto
fore imposed ordered stricken out.
Hatcher Glover, violation of the
prohibition law. fine of $25 and the
Hunter Ripp.v. drunk and disor
derly, nolle prosse with leave.
Roy Branton, drunk and disorder
ly. Forfeiture stricken out and de
fendant ordered to pay a line of
$50 and costs and to serve BO days
upon the public works. Upon pay
ment of the fine, the remainder of
the sentence to stand suspended
upon condition that the defendant
appear before the clerk the first
Monday of each month and show
that he has not drank any intoxi
cating liquor.
John Kerk. receiving and possess
ing, forfeiture ordered stricken ou*
Jessie Green, charged with' vio
lating the prohibition law. demand
ed jury trial. The jury returned a
verdict of not guilty as to selling
liquor, but was unable to agree on
having beverages and a mistrial
was ordered,
Joe Hayes, violating the prohi
bition law, 30 days upon the puWic
Bill Huffstetler. violating prohi •
(Continued On Page Eight)
City Schools
Open Sept. 9;
Making Audit
Audit of School Books About Com
plete And Will Be Published.
Commercial Course.
I Monday, September 9 has been
' set. for the opening of the city
school. It was decided Sat urday at
a meeting of the school board. The
teaching staff has been completed
and will be published in a few
The school board made an In
spection tour Saturday looking over
the various buildings
The audit of the school books is
now under way and will be publish
ed Just as soon as completed.
Bombhart and company, certified
accountants of Charlotte are doing
the auditing
Commercial course be offered to
graduates and other outsiders who
care to take the course. Typewrit
ing. shorthand, and bookkeeping
will be offered. There will be no
tuition charge. All who want the
work should make reservation with
Sup*. Smith at once.
Miss Louise GiH, head of the
teacher training department, Is ex
pected within a few days to make
arrangements for that course. A
few more pupils can still be ac
comodated In the class. There is
no charge for it. The credit gives
the equivalent of one year’s colleg.
work on a teacher’s certificate. It
also enables one to complete the
two year normal course m any of
the state normal schools In *8
weeks. All graduates of standard
high schools who live In Cleveland
county or holders of elementary
"B” certificates are eligible to take
the work.
Dr. Wall Pleases At
Church Conference
One of the men attending the
mid-summer conference of North
Carolina workers at Ridgecrest last
week, who made an indelible im
pression on his hearers was the
Rev. Zeno Wall. D.D., of Shelby.
Dr. Wall was the Inspirational
speaker for three days, and certain
ly no finer messages have been
heard at the entire conference ses
sion than his say those present.
Many comments were heard to the
effect that his sermons justified the
reputation he has of being one of
the Tar Heels' best pulpit men
Numbers of North Carolinians are
going to Ridgecrest for a vacation
period. The hotel is enjoyjng wide
popularity under the management
of R. F. Staples, and the cafeteria
under the same management is
thriving for those who desire in
formal meal hours, due to vacation
sports or late sleeping in the morn
The lake Is popular, and the ten
nis courts are claiming the atten
tion of the younger crowd, of whom
there are a large number here.
With the coming of Dr. Georg?
TrueLt August 19 through August 25
there will probably be the largest
Ridgecrest is the summer assem
bly of Southern Baptist and fc
higher in altitude than any of the
summer assemblies. Numbers of col
lege girls and boys are spending
the summer working here.
Four Member Of Grand Jury Are Excused
Because They Are Connected With Tex
tile Industry. Foreign Element Fails To
Be Represented In Court Room But Many
Newspaper Men Are There.
(Special to The Star)
Gastonia, July 29.—Notice was served this morning by
the members of legal counsel for the 16 defendants charged
with the murder here of Police Chief O. F. Aderholt that
they would this afternoon make a motion for a change of
venue and endeavor to transfer the trial of the case from
Gaston county to either Lincoln or Cleveland county. Failing
Ui the effort to have a change of venue granted, it is under
stood that the defense counsel will ask that a jury be brought
to Gaston county from some adjoining county. This was ex
pected to he the first action taken after court reconvened
this afternoon following the luncheon recess.
Mrs. Green Dies
Suddenly Here
Mother Of Mrs. George Moore
Passed With Stroke Of Apo
plexy. Aire 64 Years.
Local friends of Mrs. Alice
Prances Johnston Green were sad
dened Saturday to learn of her
sudden death at the home of her
daughter, Mrs. George Moore with
whom she made her home on We it
Marion street. Mrs. Oreen was
stricken with apoplexy and expired
tn a few minutes. She had been up
and about, the house all day when
the end came about 4 o'clock in the
Mrs. Green was born In Maryland
and before marriage to R. L. Green
was Miss Alice Prances Johnston.
Her husband preceded her to the
grave tn 1919, leaving surviving
four children, Mrs. C. A, Grier of
Chicago, Mrs. A. A. Roberts of
Charlotte, Mrs. Baily Craig of Pet
ersburg, Va . and Mrs. Geo. Moore
of Shelby. One sister, Mrs. Lucretia
Knight Johnston of Philadelphia
also survives.
All of the children from distant
points arrived over the week-end
to attend the funeral which will be
conducted this afternoon at 4
o'clock from the Moore residence
by Rev. Mr. Guingard of Lincoln
ton, rector of the Episcopal church
of which she was a member. In
terment will be in Sunset cemetery.
Oakland Morrison
Has Joined Navy
Oakland Morrison. 18-year-old
son of Mr. and Mrs. E. G. Morrison
of Martinsville, Va., left yesterday
for Richmond where he Joined the
U. S. navy. Young Morrison was an
eagle scout in the Shelby troop of
boy scouts and with the many hon
ors he won in that organization
he was erAbled to be admitted into
the hospital corps division of the
navy. The Morrisons recently mov
ed ro Virginia from Shelby.
Australian Ballot Booth Is
Erected In Court House Here
Acting in accordance with the
provisions of the Australian bal
lot system, and which becomes
effective in North Carolina Car
alina July 1, the commission
ers of election for the school
bond issue election to be held
here tomorrow today caused to
be erected in the Cleveland
county court house a screened
voting booth. This is the first
time the Australian balloting
system has been used In Cleve
land county and the probability
is that it is the first time the
new system has ever been put
into practice in North Carolina.
Under the terms of the Aus
tralian system, only one voter
may enter the booth at a time
and he or she must be unac
companied. The ballots and
pencils are placed therein and
no one is supposed to see how
the voter is casting his ballot.
The law further provides that
one teller per 100 voters be pro
vided. so that if the voter is
unable to read or write, this le
gal teller may enter the booth
with the voter and assist in the
preparation of the ballot, but
no friend or relative is permit
ed to perform that service for
the voter.
There is to be only one voting
precinct in tomorrow's election
and that will be located in the
court house. The proposition qn
which those eligible will make
their decision is whether the
taxpayers of school district No.
33 of Cleveland county, embrac
ing the city of Shelby, shall is
sue bonds in the sum of $58,000
with which to retire an accu
mulated deficit of several years
and repay a loan made with
which the schools were conduct
ed for nine months last year in
stead of eight months.
It has been learned from the
official registrar that a total of
1,102 registered to participate in
tomorrow's election and there
fore for the bond issue to pre
vail, It wifi be necessary that at
least 552 voters cast their bal
lots tomorrow for the measure.
Less than this number will de
feat the undertaking and the
school board will be left with a
serious financial problem with
which to deal.
The polls open tomorrow at
sunrise and close at sunset and
only registered voters will be
eligible to participate.
Barnhill rresidr*..
Court convened here this morn
ing at 10 o’clock: with Judge M. V.
Barnhill of Rocky Mount presiding
as special Judge. The indictments
were read and handed to the grand
Jury following which that body re
turned a true bill charging mur
der to 1(5 and assault with intent
to kill to seven defendants. One of
the original defendants had been
charged with assault with intent to
kill, but the grand Jury, without di
rection from the court, changed the
wording of this to read murder, in
creasing the total Indicted for the
capital offense by one.
When the court convened, the
solicitor stated that he understood
four members of the grand Jury
were directly or indirectly connected
with the textile industry and m
Justice to all concerned, he would
ask that they be excused and their
places filled by disinterested parties.
The court so ordered and these
four gentlemen were replaced.
No Big Crowd.
Contrary to general expectations,
there was no great crowd in the
court house this morning. The
auditorium was well filled, but it
was not packed and there was a
marked absence of the foreign
element which had expected to be
present, ^fost of those in the court
house appeared to be O as ton la,
people. About 30 newspapers from
all over the United States have rep
resentatives present, including The
Associated Press.
Young Soldier
Lucky, Unlucky
Word coming to Shelby today
from the Morehead City hospital is
to the effect that young Dewey
Howell, a member of Company K,
120th Infantry. Is making very sat
isfactory progress after his opera
tion and the attaches there believe
he will be discharged at no distant
The young man, who is a son of
Grover Howell of Shelby, accom
panied the local company of militia
on the recent encampment and
while in camp was seized with an
acute attack of appendicitis. The
young guardsman was rushed to a
Morehead City hospital where he
underwent an operation and +>><«
was said to have been entirely suc
It will be of passing interest to
Mr. Howell's friends and all those
interested in the National Guard to
learn that he will not only receive
pay from the government for his
full time at camp, but aU his oper
ation and hospital expenses are dis
charged by the government and in
addition thereto, he will receive
from the government the sum of
$1.15 per day for such time as he
has to remain in the hospital.
His friends here say that if the
young fellow had to have an attack
of appendicitis, he certainly chose
the most reasonable and economical
time to undergo, the experience.
Cash Scores Again.
The community of which he is a
member will be interested to know
that Mr. W. J. Cash, of Boiling
Springs, will, in the September is
sue of The American Mercury, have
an article entitled “Hie Southern
Mind,” in which the writer segre
gates and analyses the mind of his
native section of America. It will
doubtless prove to be readable and
instructive. It will be recalled that
Mr. Cash recently had an article
in The Mercury on Senator Simmons
of this state, whieh was broadly
read and commented upon.

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