North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL. XXXV, No. ^8
SHELBY, N. C. FRIDAY. AUGUST 16. 1D2D. Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons
By man, per year (In advance) $349
Carrier, per year Un advance) 93.00
The Markets.
Cotton, per pound _-10c
Coton Seed, per bu._..... 40 !j
Showers Likely.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report; Cloudy and possibly show
ers in cast portion tonight and Sat
urday. Not much change in tem
Miller - Jones
Open Shoe Store
Here Saturday
Full Line Will Be Carried In Store
' Building Ceased On South La
Fayette Street.
t -
Miller-Jones company factory dis
tributor* for eleven shoe factories
in and around Columbus, Ohio will
open on Saturday, an exclusive shoe
! store, handling a popular priced
* line of shoes for men. women and
children on South LaFayette Street
1 in the Webb-Weathcrs-Hord build
ing. A five year lease has been se
cured on the store room formerly
occupied by the men’s wear depart
ment of the Gilmer Department
The Miller-Jones company orper
- ates 156 stores in the mid-west and
the two Carolines where the com
pany Is now engaged in opening in
many cities. For the past two weeks
W. B. Carter, general manager of
the Carolinas and Carl Wagner,
manager of the Pennsylvania dis
trict have been here supervising the
remodelling of the store front and
interior and placing the stock
which arrived this week from the
factory. The store building is very
attractive. Mr. Jimmie Crane of
Spartanburg, S. C., who has been in
training in Miller-Jones stores in
Gastonia and Spartanburg, will bo
manager of the local store.
Messrs. Carter and Wagner are
engaged in opening a number of
other stores in the two Carolinas.
but will be In Shelby for the formal
opening on Saturday.
Missionary Union
Meets At Fallsto.
Each Church In The Kings Moun
tain Association Asked To
Send Delegates.
The Woman's Mission union of
the Kings Mountain association
will hold their annual meeting at
Fallston on Thursday and Friday.
August 29-30, 1929. Each church in
the association is asked to send
delegates even if they do not have
W. M. U. organizations.
The state president. Mrs. W. N.
Jones, of Raleigh, will be one of t>c
outstanding speakers. Following is
the program:
10:30—Devotional, Mrs. J. M. Pos
ton: organization; address of wel
come, Mrs. W. F. Hamrick; re
sponse, Mrs. Robert Cline: roll call
of churches; recognition of new so
cieties, visitors and pastors; report
of officers; presentations of ban
ners; song. The Kingdom is Com
ing; superintendent's address, A
Goodly Heritage; Why 1 Belong to
a Missionary Society, Casar W. M
S.; address, Mrs. W. N. Jones, Ra
leigh; announcements. Lunch.
1:45—Devotional. Mrs. W. C. Cav
ney; minutes; mission study super
intendent's report; mission study
demonstration by Bolling Springs
W. M. S.; address, Miss Attie Bos
tic; duet, Mesdames Stamey and
Sperling; Our W. M. U. Specials,
Mrs. J. A. Liles; announcements.
Night Session.
8:00—Devotional, Rev. G. P. Aber
nethy; Seeing the Unseen with W.
M. U., Pleasant Grove; address, Dr.
Wade Bostic.
Young peoples session: Mrs*. ,W. F.
Hamrick, junior superintendent pre
10:15—Devotional, Double Shoals,
prayer, Hubert Smith; welcome,
Roberta Royster; response, Miss
Walker; toll call of organizations;
demonstration by Sunbeams, Pleas
ant Grove; duet. Boiling Springs
Y. W. A.; demonstration by Sun
beams, Boiling Springs; pantomine,
The Holy City, Lawndale G. As;
the Pearl of Great Price, Fallston;
prayer for our young people, Mr.
Abernethy. Lunch.
Devotional—Mrs. Vertus Williams
minutes; address, Keeping Faitn
With Our Pledges to the Centennial
Fund, Dr. J. B. Davis; Echoes from
South Mountain; report of com
mittees; closing service. ‘‘A Mis
sionary Message,” by Mrs. Wade
Presbyterians On
Picnic At Lake Today
Members of the Sunday school of
the Presbyterian church Sunday
' school are leaving from the church
this afternoon at 4 o’clock for a
picnic at Pineview lake. Mr. Wm.
McCord, the superintendent was ex
pecting a large crowd and plans are
being made for a most enjoyable
outing with lunch served in the
late afternoon before returning
Record Cotton Crop Predicted For County
****** ******
Leaders Urge Governmental Changes Here
City Manager
Form Praised;
Stop Spending
O. M. MuU Advocates Decrease In
County Organizations. Abol
ish City School Board.
"Cleveland county Is infested
with too many tax spending
organizations," declared Rep
resentative O. M. Mull speak
ing last night before the Ki
wanis elub on a program stag
ed by Kiwanian D. 7.. Newton,
who had two speakers to tell
what to their minds are the
most important things to do for
the welfare of Shelby and
Cleveland county.
Kiwanian J. D. Lineberger
who was the other speaker on
“Our Greatest Needs” suggest
ed the eity manager form of
government for the city of
Shelby and the abolition of the
city board of education with
schools affairs handled in Shel
by by the city council, which
body should have a dozen of
Shelby's best business men to
sit with them as a board of ad
visers in order that* the best
business methods could be em
Systems Critcised.
Both speakers had no criticism
to offer for the various officials of
city and county. On the other hand
they praised them for their honesty
and for the improvement that has
been made, but "we are working
under antiquated systems which
should be changed, in order that
economies can be affected which
will result in the lowering of the
tax rate.”
Convict System Costlv.
"It is an economic crime,” said
Mr. Mull that No. 6 township i.
levying 24c on the $100 property
valuation which raises $32,000 an
nually. After paying interest on
bonds and creating a sinking fund,
nearly $25,000 is spent anually
through the convict system of road
building and maintenance. This is
too much. When No. 6 issued $100.
000 in bonds for sand clay road3.
about 106 miles of improved high
ways were built. Thirty miles of this
system over which 80 per cent of
the traffic moving in the township
passes, have been taken over by the
state, yet the same levy of 24c is
being made and the same amount
of money is being expended for
roads. The best I can figure, it is
costing between $200 and $300 a year
per mile to maintain the sand clay
roads of the township under tire
convict system.
Biggest Tax Waste.
“The biggest tax waste in Cleve
land county, is not what we spent
for schools or county government
but for roads. We are collecting
$115,000 in Cleveland county and
spending this sum through 33 road
offices in the 11 townships of the
county. When state highway offi
cials, they leave in disgust because
it is impossible to get 33 township
and district road officials together
to confer about anything for the
welfare of our road3. What we need
Is one central road body."
Road To Marion Urged,
Mr. Mull particularly stressed t>e
importance of building a road from
Polkville to the Rutherford county
line, the terminal to be Marion.
Five miles of this proposed new
road are in Cleveland county, Ruth-_
(Continued on page ten.)
Labor Agitators In
Kings Mountain A rea
Agitator Has Bern Speaking Just
Out Of City Limits
(Special to The Star.)
Kings Mountain, Aug. 16.—
Textile workers in and about
this town are now being ha
rangued by labor agitators, pre
sumably representatives of the
National Textile Workers Un
ion, the organization which has
been active about Gastonia and
Bessemer City.
For the last three Saturday nights
one or more speakers have ap
peared here, and general reports
are that there will be another meet
ing and speaking tomorrow night.
Just Beyond Limits.
The speakings so far have been
held just beyond the city limits on
the Grover road, the speakers using
the railroad embankment as their
For some time, it is understood,
these representatives have been at
tempting to rent a building In the
city, stating that they wished a
lease for one year, and late rumors
are that a building has been rented
but the location, if so, has not as
yet become public knowledge.
Reports made by those who have
attended the meetings state that
the speakers follow the usual ha
rangue about poor labor conditions,
long hours, and the “virtual slav
ery’’ of Southern textile workers.
Just what strength the organiza
tion has in the east Cleveland coun
ty town, or what the prevailing
sentiment among mill workers is as
regards the agitation is not known
Injured Youth Not
• Conscious As Yet;
Hurt Last Friday
Hudson Blanton Lingers In Serious
Condition At Hospital For
Semi-conscious for several hour1:
over one week, since he was mys
teriously injured a week ago this
morning in the Dover mill, Hudson
Blanton, 15-year-old sweeper in the
mill, lingers near death’s door at
the Shelby hospital.
At the hospital today it was learn-,
ed that there was very little change
in young Blanton's condition and
that he was still in a semi-conscious
stupor, although a few days back
improvement could be noted in his
Never having regained full con
sciousness since he was found by
other workers lying on the lloor in
the card room last Friday morning,
he has not been able to tell just
how he received the mysterious frac
ture of his skull just above one eye.
No one witnessed the accident,
which may claim the youth’s life,
and since his clothes were not to- n
and he was not bruised except for
the fracture it is a problem to fig
ure out just how he was hurt.
Wray Improves.
James N. Wray, 51-year-old man,
whose left hand was mangled in »
card last Tuesday morning at the
Lawndale mill, was reported to he
doing nicely at the hospital today.
Mr. and Mrs. Springs Borders, of
Nashville. Tenn., leave tomorrow
for their home after a visit to Mrs.
F. R. Morgan.
Shelby Grows Smaller As
18-Day Diet Strikes Town
If you pull a boner some of
these afternoons by failing to
recognize a feminine acquaint
ance on the streets of Shelby,
don't blame your eyesight—it
may all be because of the 18
day diet craw.
It has hit Shelby.
Unofficial Information from
circles where ‘‘mum's the word'*
has it that any number of
Shelby women, who have tried
everything from reducing tablets
to radio's daily dozen in their
desire to be willowy young flap
pers instead of pleasingly plump
young ladies, are now in the
midst of taking off pounds by
teasing their appetites along
with little more than dry toast
and orange juice—the three*
weeks starvation craze as Jiggs
has depicted it in “Bringing Up
So far the grocers axe not
complaining. They’ve encoun
tered these diet fads before,
though this one appears to have
a better grip than the others,
and they know that once those
dieting do start hack to eating
—Oh, how they do!
Yet, reports have it, the pres
ent diet plan is getting results.
Addicts are joyfully telling each
other of dropping from 15 to 20
unnecessary pounds during the
18 days of semi-fasting.
Good Games I n
League Here On
Saturday’s Bill
Local and county baseball
fan* are assured some Interest
ing contest* tn the four game*
of the Cleveland county league
to be played tomorrow. Satur
day afternoon tn Shelby and
two point* tn the county.
In Shelby the doublehradcr
will line up as follows:
Cleveland Cloth vs. Bolling
Springs, and Lily Mill vs. Lawn
Eastside will play Knob Creek
on the Knob Creek groonds.
Dover-Ora will play Union at
Thousand At
Beam Reunion
Annual Gathering Of John Teter
Beam’s Descendants
Approximately 1,000 descendants
and connections of descendants of
John Teter Beam, the first of the
family to settle as a pioneer In this
section of North Carolina, were in
attendance upon the annual Beam
reunion yesterday at New Prospect
church this county.
Dr. A. Pitt Beam, of Shelby, pre
sided at the gathering, and at the
election of officers was named pres
ident of the assemblage for the com
ing year. Other officers of the fam
ily organization elected were: Willi*
Beam, of Lincoln county, vice-pres
ident; Ruth Beam, of Cherryvtllc,
secretary and treasurer.
The reunion next year will be
held upon the regular date—Thurs
day before the third Sunday in
The report of the secretary in
cluded the roll of members of the
family who had died since th* re
union last year, the list including:
Dr. J. F. Beam. C. W. Beam, of
Cherryville, and Cephus Beam of
Lincoln county; and Rev. John
Beam, of Person county.
Many From A Distance.
Relatives present for the day in
addition to those from Cleveland
county came from Lincoln, Ruther
ford, Catawba, and Person counties.
Present also was cne great grand
daughter of John Teter Beam, com
ing from Utica. New York, and Mrs
J. A. Beam, of Roxboro.
A short history of the J. T. Beam
descendants was given by Postmas
ter J. H. Quinn of Shelby, and fol
lowing a decision to revise the fam
ily history Mr. Quinn was named
chairman of the committee for that
Suggest Monument.
A suggestion of a monument to
the pioneer Beam met with consid
erable approval and some subscrip
tions for the monument were taken
upon the reunion grounds.
Real Ficnic Feed.
The business session of the big
clan was followed by the bountiful
spread under the old trees planted
by the family ancestors—a spread
beyond description—hams, chickens,
pies, cakes and the usual great ar
ray of delectable accessories which
go with an old-time, rural picnic
Southern Officials
Inspect Freight Depot
Officials of the Southern railway
were here Thursday inspecting the
Southern freight depot in response
to a request on the part of the Ki
wanis club. Kiwanian John Mc
Knight suggested a week ago that
the club ask the Southern to mod
ernise the freight station which Is
entirely inadequate to the present
needs and after this request was
made the officials of the railroad
responded quickly, making an in
spection. Whether or not the sta
tion will be modernised, has not
been learned. It is understood their
recommendation will be made short
Col. J. W. Harrelson, of Raleigh,
is visiting his mother here this week.
Litton Takes
Over Chrysler
Agency Here
Move* To Former Thompson I,ora
tion And Will Sell Three
'Hip Litton Motor company, head
ed by F. B. Litton, is engaged these
several days removing to thetr new
location on West Warren streeL
Formerly, tor two years or more,
the motor company has been oc
cupying the Washburn building on
Morgan street. Henceforth tney will
occupy the building on the north
side of west Warren street, near the
railroad, formerly leased by the
George Thompson Motor company,
Chrysler agents.
Not only has the Litton Motor
company taken ever the former
Chrysler building, but ha3 also
taken over the agency for thu pop
ular car.
Hereafter and including the pres
ent. they will sell three makes of
automobiles. The Dodge, which was
the first love, the Plymouth, which
they took on this year, and lastly^
the Chrysler.
Meantime Mr. Thompson has
leased the garage building on Sum
ter street, formerly occupied by the
Chevrolet before the Crawford com
pany moved to their new home on
East Warren street. It Is understood
Mr. Thompson will do general re
pair work, and it Is also said he will
shortly announce his acquisition of
an agency for one of the popular
I --
Cline, Cleveland’*
Manager, Elected To
Office In N. C. Body
A. E. Cline, head of the Cleveland
county government, was this weelc
elevated to an important state of
fice in the organization of county
commissioners and county account
The organization, which meets
annually, and this week assembled
in Asheville, is known as the State
Association of County Commission
ers and County Accountants.
Mr. Cline was elected vice presi
dent of the body, an important of
fice in itself, but which leads direct
ly to the presidency in 1930. Claude
McGhee, of Franklin county, vice
president last year was this year
elevated to the head of the associa
It is understood that some sixty
counties were represented at the
conclave of county bosses, the con
fab embracing about two hundred.
The program, extending over three
days, was comprehensive as regards
county work, several heads of state
government departments delivering
addresses, setting forth various
points of view with relation to rural
All the chairmen of the different
committees of the cotton fashion
show tp be held during the county
fair, together with the clothing
chairmen of the home demonstra
tive clubs are asked to meet the gen
eral committee Tuesday afternoon
August 20, in the Woman’s clu'o
room at 2:30 o’clock. Everyone is
urged to be present, as the rules
and regulations will be given out
and the whole affair explained.
To Direct New Marketing Plan
It appears certain that full co op; tat.on . > i •1 'eral harm
Board will be given the new $50,(X)0,000 t*ut and vegetable
co-operative venture of the United Fruit Growers’ Association
of America. Mr, Julius II. Barnes, chairman of the Board of
the United States Chamber of Commerce (icii), will head the
new association and will be ably assisted by William M. Jardine
fright), former U. S. Secretary of Agriculture.
v « i nt*rn» ilon*l Kiwirwl)
Section Flooded Year Ago
Crops Inundated By Heavy Rains In County
Year Ago Today
Out : ' yz First and Second Broad
rivers and in every section of Cleve
land county things are not so wet
as they were a year ago today.
It was jt yaar ago yesterday and
last night, August 15, that Cleveland
county and the Carolinas were vis
ited with the second heavy rain
within two weck3 and the lowlands
of the entire section inundated,
causing thousands of dollars damage
to crops and bridges. The first
heavy rains, it will be remembered,
fell on August 11 and 12. This
downpour, including a cloudburst.
was said to be heavier than any
since the flood of 1916, the cloud
burst drowning hundreds of spar
rows in the court square trees. With
the ground still soaked from the
rains of August 11 the heavy, con
tinued rains of August 15 sent riv
ers and other streams from their
banks. covered many acres of bot
tom land, washed away bridges, and
in many scctioas of the two Caro
linas travel was stopped for several
In the two weeks period It inch
es of rain fell in Shelby.
Bronc Busting, Trick Riding
To Feature Shelby Horse Show
A Great Grandmother
Makes Visit To Texas
A thousand mile trip to visit re.
atives isn't any big thing with i;
great grandmother in these days of
modern and comfortable travel.
Mrs. Elvie Borders, 90-year-old
Shelby woman, left here Tuesday
morning of this week with her daugn
ter, Mrs. W. A. Wesson for Mrs.
Wesson's home at Waxahachee, Tex
as, where she will visit for some
time, Word reaching Shelby today
stated that the 40-year-old lady had
reached New Orleans by train Wed
nesday morning and was standing
the trip fine. Mrs. Wesson, her son,
Berkley Wesson, his wife and daugn
ter, ChRrline, had been visiting here
for a month, the guest of Mr. and
Mrs. M. D. Hopper, a sister of Mrs
Wesson. Mr. and Mrs. Berkley Wes
son and daughter left for the return
trip by auto Monday.
Miss Minnie Eddins Roberts re
turned last night from a visit to
Miss Marion Siler in LaPayette,
Mnrf Than 50 High Class Hones
To Be Exhibited In Show
A touch of the old West, where
a rider Is believed to have a yellow
streak down his spine when he
‘ pulls leather,” will feature the
horse show to be staged at the
Cleveland County fair grounds next
Thursday afternoon, August 22, at
2 o'clock.
The show is being staged by the
Shelby Riding club, one of the
state's select groups fond of horse
manship, which maintains the com
munity riding club and barn in east
The program for the afternoon
calls for trick riding bronc busting
and other features in addition to
the show program. Between 50 and
60 high-class saddle horses, many
of them never seen in action here
before, will be exhibited in the
show. The several classes in tire
contests will include the jumping
class and the. trotting race.
Numerous out-of-town visitors
are expected for the event.
Mill People Bring Flowers To Funeral
Of ‘Mystery Man;’ Burial Here Today
Flowers will cover the grave
of Fred W. Andrews, Shelby's
mystery man, when the last rays
of the setting sun this evening
strike the new mound in pot
ter’s field, thanks to the friends
he made about the Shelby tex
tile mills during bis few short
days here prior io his death.
Funeral services over the un
known, whose relatives and
home cannot be located, were
held last night at the Lutz and
Jackson funeral chapel, with
Rev. Henry C. Sisk officiating,
and with something like 50 of
the mill people, who knew the
strange, well educated elderly
man. in attendance. The flow
ers they brought to the service,
which was held in the evening
so that the mill workers might
attend, was a last token of re
spect from a sympatheitc peo
ple to man who had no close
friends or relatives to tender
him honor before he was placed
in a pauper’s grave.
The burial of the body in
Cleveland county's potter field
was underway this afternoon,
with the county furnishing the
coffin and the Cuts and Jack
son firm the burial garb.
Unless something comes to
light in the years to come no
one here will ever know just who
the mysterious “Fred W. An
drews” was who died here sud
denly last Sunday night. While
his body lay in the morgue, of*
ficers attempted to unravel the
identity of the quiet, 63-year-old
fellow, but without success. Po
lice Chief McBride Poston, how
ever., has hopes of eventually
learning who he was. Yeterday
Chief Poston found two photo
graphs of ‘'Andrews." apparent
ly made In the public park at
Wasbintgon. These photos pic
tured him as a well dressed
gentlemen who appeared to have
been much higher in the world
than he was at the time of his
But as yet the question as to
where he came from is as mueli
of a mystery as is where he has
70,000 Bales
Likely, Thinks
Suttle, Others
Cotton Buyer Say* 63,000, Anyway)
One-Tenth Of Entire State
Ik it possible for Cleveland
county this year to break her
record cotton crop of M,0W
hales this year and thus pro*
duce one-tenth of North Caro
lina’s entire cotton crop?
Some of those closely con
nected with the cotton fame
think so.
Bass Suttle. well knows
farmer, predicts '0,000 bales.
John Campbell, cotton buyer,
says “*5,000 bales anyway.”
Dr. S. 8. Royster wouldn’t be
surprised at "5,000 bales.
To appreciate the full kick of this
narrative. you should know Baeu
Suttle. Mr. Suttle, cotton planter,
cotton authority, and a member ofl
that choice group composing that
Doqgett filling station San Redritt*
is one of those rare persons wh®
only speaks when he has something
to say.
You wouldn’t call him enthusias
tic; he has not an ear mark of thd
bird who goes off, as the saying
goes, half cocked; who makes state*
meats one day and modifies theflQ
the next. Mr. Suttle ponders whs*
he says before he says It, and aa •
consequence his word carries, wha*
we call weight.
It is those facts concerning hint
which make his statement . con
cerning the forthcoming cotton
yield In Cleveland county so signi
Suttle Predicts.
The Star asked him this weak
what he considers the yield will b*.
His answer was so full of pap an*
pure unadulterated optimism, that
at first It seemed strange; sort of
out of keeping with the man.
Speaking in his slow and
measured manner. ho said:
“Cleveland connty this year la
going to make the greatest cot- .
ton crop in Its history. Wo are
going to produce one tenth of
the cotton yield of the state.
“We are going to make sev
enty thousand hales.” ’ \
Readers of this article, iamili**
with local cotton history, will recall
that last year the county producofl
something like 53,000 bales, leadiae
the state, and everything thought!
and most everybody sal® that that
was the limit.
And now, according to Mr. Sut
tle, we are on the verge of adding
seventeen thousand bales to that
record. Think it over.
Expects Fair Price.
The gentleman was asked wha*
price, in his opinion, will prevail.
He said: “Considering the carry
over. and the government estimate.
I think the price will be from eigh
teen to twenty-two cents.”
He went on to say that hd
thought the crop would be great-4
than facilities for handling It. In
other words, the farmers are no*
going to be able to harvest all od
it. There Is, In his opinion, naf
labor enough available for the Job.
Corn Also Good.
Speaking of the local agricultural
situation generally he said that
there la also an abundance of cons
in the county, enough he believes
for the county’s use through the
“And I have never seen bette*
corn,” he added. “All In all it ha*
been a wonderful season.”
Takes New Tire But
Leaves An Old On*
Charlie Reinhardt, of South Shel
by (you know him, of course) tele
phoned The Star yesterday to sa/
he knew a man who knew au hoj
est thief. The person of the first
part is a Mr. C. M. Long/of Char
lotte, a traveling man, who called on
Reinhardt and in the course of the
visit told him of an experience of
the night before. A man had taken
a perfectly good r.ew tire off his
car. and replaced it with an old on*:
Long wasn't so much impressed 91
the loss of the new tire; that’s f
common enough experience; but &
man who would go to the troutal#
of putting an old one back on thf
rim—Long says he would like to
meet such a man socially.
Church Notice.
Mr. Raymond Long will conduct
next Sabbath at 11 o'clock,
preaching at night.
services at the Presbyterian church

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