SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, AUG. 5, 1929.
Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons ®y manper year on advance) $uo
^ * Carrier, per year (In advance) $8.00
Colton, per pound
Coton Seed, per bu.
Governor O. Max Gaardner who
has been spending his vacation at
Roaring Gap is expected to arrive in
Shelby this afternoon or tomorrow
to spend awhile with his family and
friends before returning to Raleigh
to resume his official duties.
The 4H club girls and boys at
tending the State Short coarse from
Cleveland last week, were. Nolle
Stamey and Emma Jane Kendrick
from Fallston, Vera Arwood. from
Polkville, Mary Hamrick and An
nie Catherine Greene, from Bailing
Springs, Kathleen Boggs and Rose
mary Peeler from Belwood, Sra
Randall from Broad River. Estehe
Baber, Evelyn Dixon, and Holland
Dixon from Bethlehem. Charles
Wilson, and Hulah Washburn from
Lattimore drove the bus, and both
declare they are going to be full
fledged members next year, so that
they will be sure to have a chance
to attend the meeting then.
Class in agriculture, home eco
nomics, and recreation were con
ducted during the morning and
early part of the afternoon, later,
sight-seeing trips, and vesper song
and stunt services for the evening.
Friday evening was camp-fire night
the 800 plus club members assem
bled as usual for the song and
vesper services on the campus whete
bleachers had been provided for
their accommodation, and aft A
these services the roll was called by
counties, and the long column two
deep marched by the officers who
gave a candle to each. The column
marched around the campus to
form a ring around the pile that
had been prepared for the cunp
After the installation of offirers.
Director Schaub lighted the camp
fire. then the officers lighted their
candles from this central fire ani
spread the lights to the candles cf
the other members. This circle of
over 800 candles made a most im
pressive sight, and was n fitting time
to close the meeting with the dob
p’edge which explains the symbol
of the four H's.
My head to clearer thinking.
My herrt to greater Loyalty,
My hands to larger service.
My health to better living
For my club, my community, and
Miss Martha Creighton, district
agent from the Piedmont district,
and Mr. L. R. Harrill. state club
leader had charge of this Short
course, and are to be congratulated
upon their great success. Mr. Ha:
rilJ, we remember with pleasure, is
a Cleveland county boy.
The previous week Cleveland
county was represented at the
farmers and farm women's week
and short course by the following
who report a most pleasurable ar.d
profitable time. Mrs. James Ware
and Mrs. Wright Harmon. from
Patterson Grove. Mrs. Butler Dix
on from Bethlehem. Mrs. Smith
Gallimore, and Mrs. Floyd Hern
don from El-Bethel, Miss Randall
from Beulah, Mrs. Onnie Smith and
Miss Lyda Poston from Lattimore,
Mrs. A. C. Beam from Waco, Mr.-,.
Charlie Whisnant and Miss Lucy
Lattimore from Polkville, Mrs. Yo
del, Mr. Wilson, and Mr. and Mrs.
Tom Kendrick from Fallston. Mr
Thomas Palmer from Polkvilla
drove the bus. The program for this
week was printed in all of the farm
papers, and flhese represtnta'iycs
declare it was much better than it
was represented to be.
IRMA P. WALLACE.
Home Demonstration ^gt.
With Thr Four Opening Today.
Fourteen High Schools Of The
County Are Open.
Today marks the zero hour for
the kids in the rural parts of Cleve
land county. Which is to say, the
school bells are ringing in their
Twelve of the fourteen eight
months’ schools are now open for
the current session, according, to
County Superintendent of Schools
Horace Grigg. Four opened this
morning; eight were already ope -
ating. The two exceptions are the
Dover Mill school, and the Park
Grace school, at Kings mountain
These will open later.
It will be good news to friends cf
the eight months' term to know that
this current term will find between
seven and eight hundred more
pupils in the eight months’ schools
than last year.
Mr. Grigg told The Star that thl1
current term finds fully seventy
five per cent of the rural school
children in the county attending t’. e
eight months' schools. In two years
this percentage figure has risen
from 48 per cent to 75 per cent.
Three schools are this year oper
ating on the eight months' term for
the first time. namely. Boiling
Springs, Patterson Springs and
According to the County Super
intendent's estimates, some 5.50f;
white pupils will this year attend
the fight months' schools; with 2,
200 enrolled in the six months’
These latter will open about No
Near News, Caught
On The Wing Today
The thermometer put over a mid
summer joke here this morning,
slipping down the tube to sixty
four degrees, as contrasted with
seventy four at the same hour yes
Chief of Police Poston announced
this morning that the city police
department did a rushing business
yesterday, arresting ten drunks, in
cluding one negro woman.
A group of Ebeltoft fans sat in a
group near the door of the book
seller's store. Mr. Ebeltoft in the
center, leaning back in his willow
bottom chair. Business of W, G.
Spake slowly sauntering past the
door. Ebeltoft to Spake, sharply:
"Well, come in." Spake; equally
sharply: “What for?"
Friend, to Paul Webb: "Hello, are
you doing any good?"
Paul Webb: "Man alive. I HAVE
to do good."
The city council will meet in reg
ular session tomorrow night. Ac
cording to the Mayor’s statement,
there will be no special business to
The usual Monday morning big
parade from the county bastile to
the court house, including unlucky
thirteen. In addition to being un
lucky, most of them were suffering
from hang-overs. It was just a mod
erate size court.
Mr and Mrs. Odus L. Moore and
children of Laurinburg, spent the
week-end with Mr. and Mrs. John
F. Moore and attended the funeral
of Mr, J. L. Parker.
Postal Receipts Show
A Gain During July
That, business in Shelby is on the
up-grade, and sharply so, is indi
cated by mounting postal receipts
for July, the figures of which were
made public Saturday by Post
These figures are in contrast to
those made public at the end of
the quarter closing June 30, which
showed a loss at the postoffice, the
first of any consequence during
the administration of Mr. Quinn
Gain In July.
The postmaster's records show
that for July the receipts were $3
256.78, as compared with receipts of
$2,907.71 for July a year ago, in
dicating a gain for last month over
July of 1928 of $349.07.
These data would seem to «hov:
that the ebb tide of business, which
seemed to set in here in the late
spring, and which reached its peak
In June, has turned, and business
Is now definitely and increasingly
During the quarter ending June
30, when »he local postoffice showed
a loss, other postoffices over the
country were also running to the
red side of the ledger. Mr. Quinn
stated Saturday that the Post
masters’ Gazette, a more or less
official organ of the postoffice de
partment, indicated that of the fifty
largest postoffices in the United
States, thirty showed a material
loss during that same quarter. And
of fifty in the industrial center.--,
thirty-two showed a loss.
New Boxes Ready Sjoon.
Mr. Quinn told The Star, as an
added bit of good news, that with
in ten days he expects to see the
new tier of postoffice boxes in
stallcd. He said the contractois
have been waiting for the marble
trim, to Insert the tier, which he has
been notified has been shipped.
There will be 372 new boxes ad
ded, the postmaster said, which
will bring the total number avail
able to practically a thousand.
Graf Lands Safely on Second Ocean Voyage
Everything was in shipshape condition at
Lakehurst, N. J., long before the giant Graf
Zeppelin showed her stub nose anywhere near
the field. The ground crew, top, was assem
bled and instructed. The U. S. Navy Zep, the
Los Angeles, right below, was moved over in
the immense hangar to make room for her
larger sister ship. Commander M. R. Pierce,
commandant at Lakehurst, knew almost to the
minute what hour the “Queen of the Air”
would arrive by following her progress on hia
Glenn Canipe Who Threatened To
Assault Lawndale Mill Owner
In Tolls Of Law.
Get your man. has come to o*
the slogan in the sheriffs office in
Last week Sheriff Allen and his
deputies went out to catch Glenn
Canipe, charged with the assault of
Mr. John Schenck, sr., of Lawndale,
with the slogan on their metaphor.
cal banners, and it worked.
Canipe led the bunch a chase up
and down the state, but they landed
him Friday night—caught him in a
barn. or just outside the bam,
where he was hiding, said barn ba
ing on the farm of a Mr. Holland,
who rents the Roberts place, about
a mile east of the fair grounds.
Canipe is now in the county bas
tile, with three warrants confront*
ing him, and his trial was slated for
this (Monday) morning.
It was last Tuesday that the
Canipe. who is 19 years old, and
was reared in Lawndale, where he
worked in the Schenck cotton mid.
is alleged to have tried to run one
Jim Ashley, also a Schenck cotton
mill worker, out of the mill, with
a drawn knife.
Mr. Schenck, according to infor
mation in the sheriff’s office, took a
hand in the affair, and was in turn
assaulted by Canipe. That was
Tuesday. Wednesday night, so the
story goes. Canipe waylaid Mr.
Schenck on the road, and again
drew a knife on him. According to
information appertaining to the
case, Mr. Schenck successfully de
fended himself on both occasions.
Both the mill owner and Jim
Ashley issued warrants for Canipe.
and he took the broad open spaces,
with Deputy E. W. Dixon hot on
his trail. „
Dixon trailed him to Charlotte
and on to Port Bragg. some 225
miles from Shelby where, according
to Dixon, Canipe tried to enlist m
the United States army. However,
he was turned down on physical
qualilications. Dixon next picked up
the trail at Fayetteville, and follow
ed the fugitive back to Charlotte,
where the trail was lost.
Friday the sheriff’s office got a
tip, or a hunch, or whatever it is
the sleuths work on, that Canipe
might be found on the Holland
farm. Just before dark a company
of officers numbering no less than
six, including the sheriff himseif,
Dixon. Bob Kendrick, Ted Gordon,
Paul Stamey, and Rufus Sparks
swooped down on the Hollands and
surrounded the barn. Canipe. emul
ating the example of the ha:e in
the straw stack, emerged on „he
run, and although it was night a od
quite dark, the deputies had little
trouble in gathering him in.
Each of the three warrants
charges Canipe with assault witi.1
a deadly weapon.
Canipe Gets Six Months
Glenn Canipe, of Lawndale, drew
a six months road sentence in Re
corder Kennedy's court here this
morning, four months for assault
upon John chenck, Sr., mill owner,
md two months far assaulting Jim
\shley, a Schenck mill employee
Wins Edison Contest
■ft v wnmi i w
Wilber B. Huston, of Se-'
attle, Wash., won the Edi
son Contest in competition
with youths from every State
in the Union at the Edison
plant, West Orange, N. J.
Upon completing the college
education he will receive, ma
joring in mechanical subjects,
under Edison’s guidance, he
will be launched upon a career
sponsored by the wizard of
electricity, to see if he can be
developed to succeed the in
ventor in carrying out some of
the great work he has planned.
Case Against City Of Kings Moun
tain For Septic Tank Dam
aged Is Ended.
The curtain was rung down on
the current term of superior court
late Friday afternoon, with a dam
age : suit from Kings Mountain oc
cupying the final hours of the tri
Tire case was that of A. Price
Falls, who lives on a farm near
Kings Mountain, versus the town
of Kings Mountain. Mr Falls suii.g
for damage incurred, he alleged, to
his farm stock by 'the pollution of
a stream running through his farm,
from a city septic tank
And the jury gave him $850.00
According to the evidence the
farmer lost sixteen cows, and other
stock, through the pollution.
The plaintiff was represented by
S. J. Durham and the city of
Kings Mountain by J R. Davis, of
that city, and Clyd" R. Hoey. of
Riding in a yellow strip-down
Ford, Carl Dellinger, Cade Green and
3eorge Mull left Sheiby yesterday
morning for Florida and Cuba on
x vacation trip.
Mr. Mull Says Crop Is filiform
And Prospects Good If Weather
Mr O M Mull, one of the than
whomers of Shelby—meaning than
whom there Is no higher authority
on cotton production, told The Star
in an Interview Saturday that, in
his judgment, from the present out
look Cleveland county will make the
heaviest crop in the history of the
Mr. Mull said "Cotton is more
uniformly good all over the county 1
than I have ever observed it be
fore. I mean by uniformly good
just that; it is good everywhere,
from Grover to Casar
. “And that means a big crop—pro
vided. of course, the weather is
"I have never seen it happen be
fore, "Mr. Mull went on to say,
“when the yield indicated it would
be so general. Most any season cot
ton in some sections of the county
is good—but this year, as I have
said, it is all good.
“It is well boiled; the plants are
vigorous, and there is little or no
indication of weevil damage.
“Of course,” he added, “con
tinuous rains from now on would
be disastrous. We need dry weather
to bring the crop to perfection. But
if the weather is at all favorable,
the people of the county may look
forward to the greatest, crop in the
history of the county."
Dr. Whaling Here
For Sunday Sermon
Dr. Thornton Whaling, professor
of Theology at the Louisville Theo
logical Seminary, Louisville, Ky.
preached here yesterday, filling the
pulpit at the Presbyterian church
for Rev. H. N. McDiarmid, pas
tor, who is away on vacation. Dr.
Whaling is one of the most promi
nent ministers in the South. He is
chaplain general of trie Sons of
American Revolution, having been
elected in the home town of Abra
ham and this position takes him all*
over the country from Maine to
California. He is also ex-mode.-jror
of the general assembly of the
Presbyterian church of the United
States. A native of Virginia, he was
graduated at Davidson college and
was the youngest student ever to
enter that institution.
Want Pecan Trees
On Highway No. 18
A petition is being circulated
among the property owners living
on state highway No. 18 north
whereby they agree to plant pecan
trees along the highway. The pur
pose of the movement is both to
beautify the highway and at the
same time make a beginning for
meaty nuts in about seven years.
Already 16 property owners have
=igned the petition agreeing to plant
trees on their property to the ex
tent pf its frontage on the high
Jas. L. Parker
Highly Esteemed Merchant*, Suc
cumb* To Lon* Hines*. Burled
At Grover Cemetery.
James L. Parker, one of the coun
ty's finest citizens, was burled Sun
day afternoon in the Grover Bap
tist cemetery, following a short, sim
ple funeral service here at his home
on Hudson street where he died short
ly after midnight Friday night. Mr.
Parker was 52 years of age last
October. Since last wall he had been
In declining health and spent
months in the local and Charlotte
hospitals for an operation and treat
ment for an Internal trouble for
which there was no cure
Mr. Parker was the son of Robert
and Rachael Parker of Revolution
ary war ancestry. He was born and
reared in the Grover community
where he Joined Paran church in
early youth. For a number of years
he was railway mall clerk on the
Southern and lived for short per
iods In several places, but most of
Ills life was spent, at Grover and in
Shelby where he was a merchant
and known for his honesty, inte
grity and loyalty. Twenty years ago
he was married to Mixs Beulah
Herndon, also of Revolutionary war
ancestry and she survives with the
following children: Lee Parker of
Birmlnham, Ala . who could not at
tend the funeral because of his
wife’s illness; Gene Parker, alumni
secretary of Clemson college. Miss
Edna Parker, teacher, and Jacque
line Parker. Also surviving are the
following sisters. Mrs. Geo. Moss
and Mrs. Jacob Sepoch of near
Blacksburg. Mrs. Lloyd Wiley of
Earl, Mrs. Odus Moore of Lau#.i
burg, Mrs. Crewd Blackwell of Co
lumbia. 8. C.. and one brother. Will
Parker of Orover. Another brother,
Lee Parker, died five years ago
Mr. Parker was a Mason for 30
years and during his life was known
as a Christian gentleman. During
his illness he was a most patient
and uncomplaining sufferer and his
devoted family gave him every pas
The funeral was conducted by Dr.
Zeno Wall, pastor of the First Bap
tist church of which he was. a mem
ber at the time of death. The floral
offerings were many and beautiful,
testifying to his high standing a«l
to his host of friends. Serving as
pall bearers were Messrs C S
Young, John S. McKnight, J. C.
Eskridge, Forrest Eskridre, Zeb Wea
thers. Rush Hamrick and P. M.
Court to Try Case
Attorney shows Little Knowledge Of
I-aw In Asking For The
Local attorneys, men versed In
the law—are speculating, not with
out amusement, on the real ability
of one of the outstanding defense
counsel for the Gastonia strikers,
one Dr. John Randolph Neal.
Dr. Neal came in for national
publicity during the Scopes trial in
Dayton, Tenn., in 1925. Hailing
from Dayton, he was the original
counsel In the celebrated case.
Inasmuch as that was true, and
inasmuch as his opinions were wide
ly quoted at the time, he was look
ed up to as being some shakes
before the bar.
But it seems he pulled a bone In
an interview recently, when the
question of change of venue was up
in the Gastonia case. He Is reputed
to have told an Asheville newspa
per man—he was quoted as having
said, that the case might be trans
ferred to the federal court.
Local attorneys view that state
ment as a bull. It is said that the
case could not under any circum
stances be transferred to the fed
eral court—that the national tri
bunal has no jurisdiction in murder
cases only where federal officers are
involved, or over cases arising at
In view of such an opinion, ex
pressed by the believedly learned
Dr. Neal, members of the bar are
speculating as to how broad his
knowledge is of other legal mat
Hord Reunion To Be
Held August 10th
The annual Hord reunion will be
held at the Jessie Hord old home
place, four miles east of Shelby,
next Saturday. Aug. 10. The d:cen
dents and friends are Invited to
spend the day together. A picnic
lunch will be spread under the
oaks at noon. Please bring a cas
Miss Dorothy Bostick of Forest
City, will arrive Tuesday for a visit
to Miss Kathleen Hard.
Extension Head Is
Opposed To County
Man For Farm Agent
H. C. Moore Will Not Be Approved A* Farm
Agent For Cleveland Succeeding Alvin
The County Commissioners are meeting today, and
amongst the moot and puzzling questions confronting them
is the one appertaining to the appointment of a farm, oi
county agent, for Cleveland County.
The appointment of a successfor to Alvin Hardin, wha
resigned, has reached that stage commonly called a stall.
The situation in brief is this: When Hardin resigned thd
County Commissioners appointed Mr. Halaus Moore, of Boil
ing Springs, to take his place. But inasmuch as the state
and Federal government pay more than half the expenses of
this office, a veto power on the part of the state is exer
James O. ronton Buried At K.llsra
beth Baptist Church Where
lie Was A Member.
The funeral of Mr. James O Pos
Jon. whose death at age TJ was
noted in last week's issue of The
Star, was held at his home Jjtst
east of Cleveland Springs at 3
o’clock Thursday, and Interment
was at Elizabeth Baptist church
where he was a lifelong member,
the services being conducted by Rev.
H. E. Waldrop, assisted by Revs. ,!.
W. Suttle. H N McDiarmtd. J. *
White and Lee McB. White, the
latter two of Jacksonville. Fla.
Pallbearers were Messers. Clyde,
McBride, Paul and Bryan Poston,
Julius Mull and Porter Cham:il >'
Flower girls were close friends of
the daughters and grand-daughters
of the deceased.
Mr. Poston was married to Miss
Ellen Margaret Kerr October 1,
1884. Miss Kerr is the daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. W. Kerr, deceased,
formerly of South Carolina. To this
happy union were born eleven chil
dren. six girls and five boys. The
widow of the deceased and ten chil
dren, six girls and four boys, sur
vive him. The deceased has one
brother and sister surviving hint,
Mrs. J. L. White of Miami. Fla.,
and Mr. John T. Poston of Shelby.
Surviving the deceased are his
widow, Mrs. J. O. Poston and ten
children, Mrs. W. F. Davis, Mrs. A.
F. Champion, Mrs. Will M. Roberts,
Mrs. Hoyt. Dycus, Mr. W. Garnett
Poston. Mr. James Rawley Poston,
Mr. Grady Poston, Mr. John D.
Poston and Miss Elsie Poston of
Shelby. and Mrs. W. H. Lyle of
Spartanburg, S. C. There are s»x
grand children surviving.
Some of the out of town atten
dants to the funeral were: Dr. and
Mrs. J L. White, McBride While
of Jacksonville. Fla., Mrs. H. Ho'j
btns, Mr. Frank Kerr and Mrs.
John McColIough and daughter of
Gaffney, S. C.. Mr*. Lee Kerr ani
Mr. and Mrs Ike Kerr of Colum
bia, S. C., Mr. and Mrs. T. C
Black, Misses Freelove and Jessie
Black, Mrs. Tom Bradford. Mrs.
Tom Goforth. Messrs. Lee and
Hubert Herndon and Mr. Pinkney
Herndon and family of Kings
Mountain, Mr. Dave Gaston and
Mrs. Alice Elliott of Blacksburg,
*»iiu in mis c<i.ir ii is uemg ex
Mr. I O Schaub, of Raleigh, di
rector of the extension work of the
state, is the officer, representing tha
commonwealth, in whom is vented
the power to veto the commission
Mr. Schaub objects to the ap
pointment of Mr. Moore on ihe
ground he is a Cleveland countv
man, and the extension department,
it seems, is opposed to the appoint
ment of local men to these positions,
A letter written by Mr. Schaub
to Mr E. S. MJllsape, district agent
in charge of the agents’ work in
this territory, makes it rather con
clusively plain that Mr. Moore will
not be employed.
At least, he will not participate
in the state and federal funds
available for the office. According
to information furnished The Star,
these two sources supply $1700
available for the agent, and the
On the other hand, there is saMI
to be a strong sentiment prevalent
over the county that a local man
should have the Job, or nobody.
Such Is the deadlock that con
fronts the commissioners.
From certain sources it is learn
ed that it would be considered 4
rather decided set back not to have
an agent in the county at thla time.
The abolishment of the position, il
is said, would rather embarrass ths
agricultural board, and there are
other details of farm work in the
county, such as preparation for tha
forthcoming fair, which makes tha
position of county agent rather »
Following is the letter on tha
subject of the Moore appointment,
written by the head of the exten
sion department, Mr. Schaub. to
Mr. Millsaps, district agent:
Mr. Schaub * Letter.
Mr. E. S. Millsaps,
Statesville, N. C. 1
Dear Mr. Millsaps.
I am just in receipt of your ■■>>
ter regarding Cleveland county.
I thought I made it plain to you,
and I know I told Mr. Moore def
initely that I would not approve nis
appointment even though you rec
ommended it. Theat decision
Please make it plain to the board
that we do not insist on the ap
pointment of any one Individual.
We have been putting in more than
half of the funds, and on that ac
count we feel that we have veto
power, but no greater than does
(Continued on page eight.)
Graf Zeppelin Lands
After Ocean Flight
Throne Of 100,000 People Gather
To Welcome German Airship On
Lone Voyage. '
Graf Zeppelin, Mlchty Ger
man monarch of the air, landed
on American soil Sunday, com
pleting its third crossing the at
lantic within a year.
Last October the huge diri
gible completed its first round
trip from its base at Friedrich
shafen, Germany, to the Navy
reservations at Lakehurst, N. J.
where the naval dirigible Los
Angeles has its base.
At 5:35 o'clock (Eastern Standard
Time) Sunday afternoon a speck
was sighted 14 miles away to the
east by Coxswain William Bishop,
lookout man for the Los Angeles and j
half an hour later the huge silver
bag poked its shining nose into the
sunset over the field.
Visits New York,
Maneuvering in salute to a cheer
the Zeppelin disappeared over the
northern horiaon and cruised over
New York City before returning to
ing crowd of almost 100000 persons,
the reservation, where it dropped on
the field, pending its removal into
the huge naval hangar which will
be its home until it departs on the
return journey. The landing was ac
complished 95 hours and IS minut
es from the time the ship left Its
base 4,175 miles distant last Wed
n average speed of approximately
45 miles an hour was credited to the
big ship up to the time it was first
sighted, but the craft slowed down
as it approached its destination and
rode leisurely to New York; and It
was believed that the final compu
tation would reduce the early aver
Authorities estimated the Oraf
traveled 5.331 miles on its latest
voyage, including the side trip to
New York City, in 94 hours, mu