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SHKUi.y. N. (J. WKDN'K^D’V, AUG. 21. 19-9 1’ublished Monday, Wednesday, and i- Alternoons
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State Juniors To Meet In Shelby Next Year
Amit Robbery Of
Store In Shelby,
To Higher Court
One Of Three Negroes Take* Stand
And Tells Of Robbing In
The Sunday round-up of three
young colored men thought to have
been connected with recent store
robberies here resulted in damag
ing testimony against the trio in
county court yesterday when one of
them took the stand and confessed
that he and the others broke into
and robbed the Ingram-Liles cloth
ing store i ere early in August.
The defendant taking the stand
was Odell Eskridge, who was also
charged with entering and robbing
Quinn’s drug store and Pender’s
grocery early last Sunday morn
ing. He failed to "squeal” tibout
the robbery at Quinn's and Pender’a
j but was sent to Superior court under
a $500 bond in each of the three
! charges, or a total bond of $1,500,
by judge Horace Kennedy.
The two others, John Hogue and
Ed Pool, did not take the stand, but
were bound over to cqurt under a
$500 bond each. Hogue and Pool
gave bond, but Eskridge at last ac
count had failed to secure his.
Got Clothing.
Eskridge said that he and the
others entered the Ingram-Liles
store and took away four suits of
clothing, all of which have been re
covered by city officers.
Twelve Dollar Chickens.
Some chickens cost more. and
others cost less—three young whitr
boys of the No. 8 township section
paid $12.35 per chicken for a trio of
friers they picked up recently. Re
corder Kennedy weighed out the
chickens, or rather, put the price
tag on them. The three young fel
lows were charged with going In
the bam of Melvin Tessnear in No.
8 and stealing three chickens. After
the evidence was in they were tax
ed with the costs each and $1 25 for
each chicken, a total of $12.35 per
chicken and-per boy.
Woman In Charlotte
Inquires Of Mystery
Man Buried In City
Says Tn tatter To Police Chief That
She Might Have Known
It could be that “Fred W. An
drews,” the mystery man who was
buried in potter’s field in Shelby,
was the man a Charlotte woman
has been looking for for years.
“Andrews” photograph made in
Washington and bearing his own
handwriting on the back may de
cide it.
This week Police Chief Poston re
ceived a letter from Mrs. Clare
Mays, of Charlotte. statins that
she had seen the photo of the mys
tery man in a newspaper and that
in some respects it resembled "a
man we've been looking for for
years.” Just what Mrs. Mays has
been looking for “Andrews” for was
not stated. She asked that the ori
ginal photograph of the man be
sent her together with some ofTiis
writing as she could not see the
features clearly in the blurred
newspaper photo.
Chief Poston in a return letter
informed her that the photo and
handwriting of the mystery man
might be seen at the office of a
Charlotte newspaper, but he has not
since heard from Mrs. Mays and
does not know if she recognized the
elderly stranger buried in a paup
er’s grave here.
Shelby Star To
Enter Ga. Tech
Big Joe Singleton. all-state
tackle at Shelby high two
years ago. and one of the
huskiest athletes ever produc
ed in this section, will be the
first Shelby high star to
ever enter Georgia Tech
whose Golden Tornado la«t
year won the national foot
ball title.
Singleton announced today
that he would enter Tech this
fall and be a candidate for
an end berth on the fresh
eleven. Tipping the scales
near 190 pounds, all of which
is muscle and speed, young
Singleton is also an amateur
boxer of state-wide fame.
Snook To Die
In Death Chair
On November 29
Presiding Judge Owrnln Motion
Made For New Trial For
Columbus, Ohio, Aug. 21.—Dr
James H. Snook was sentenced to
be electrocuted on November 29 for
the killing of his co-ed sweetheart,
Theora Hix, by Judge Henry L
Scarlett yesterday after a motion
for a new trial had been overruled.
The former professor, heard the
pronouncement of death without a
The same calm with which he
faced a crowded court room during
the three weeks of his trial that
ended last Wednesday when a jury
found him guilty of murder in the
first degree without recommendation
of mercy, was displayed by the de
He was taken immediately to a
waiting automobile and whisked to
the penitentiary where he was
lodged in a cell in death row.
Smith Returns And
Opens Plumbing Shop
R. D. Smith who worked in
Shelby for two years, has come
back and opened a plumbing busi
ness at 301 N. Washington street.
He was born and reared between
Shelby and Kings Mountain and
says he is glad to get back to stay
in the county of his nativity. Mr.
Smith has had five years experi
ence as a plumbing contractor, one
year of which time was spent in
Shelby. He will operate under the
name of Smith Plumbing company.
Tom Sweezy Gets
Good Copper Still
Deputy Sheriff Tom Sweezy has
added another booze-making plant
to the junk pile.
Monday afternoon he located and
captured a fine, 25-gallon copper,
distillery on a small stream above
Double Shoals. No operators were
in sight when the find was made
County Fair Premium Lists
Are Nou) Being Distributed
rremlum lists to the num
ber of 1.800 copies have been de
livered by The Star to Dr. 3.
S. Dorton, secretary of the
Cleveland County fair and he
In turn will distribute them to
the farmers, housewives and
others Interested In entering ex
hibits at the county fair and
competing for the $6,000 In
prizes offered this year. The
front cover of the fair list this
year is printed with green ink
on white cover {taper anil the
list embraces over 65 pages of
matter that will be of interest
to patrons of the big fair. This
year the fair opens Sept. 54 and
runs through the 58lh with
Rubin and Cherry's famous
shows as the mid-way attrac
Dr. Dorton says these prem
' ium lists will be placed at Paul
Webb's Drug store, the Coart
House, Star office and many
other business places In Shelby.
Directors of the fair In each of
the townships of the county and
the heads of the various de
partments will be furnished
copies for distribution. The fair
secretary is anxious that every
body who is Interested in fur
nishing an exhibit get a copy
of this pretty premium list and
study it. This year the range
of prizes is wider than ever
before, with a number of new
departments added.
Starts World Cruise
Ernest Fischback, the fifteen
year-old German cabin boy on
the Graf Zeppelin, will be the
youngest person to entirely
circle the world by air if the
giant airship completes the
world cruise in safety. Fisch
5ack is a bright, cheerful
youngster and a great favorite
with passengers and crew,
(IKtrittioail Nivsrtii)
Told Sons To “Do
Right” Before He
Took Hi* Own Life
Lee Cook, former Shelby police
man, who killed himself last week
near Albemarle, apparently had
thought It over before firing the
fatal bullet into his brain.
The Stanly News-Herald, a news
paper published at Albemarle, states
that Cook, before walking into the
small patch of woods to shoot him
self, called his three small sons,
kissed them boodbye, and urged
them to "do right.'1
One of the three young sons was
considered unlucky, It will be re
membered, when the family lived in
Shelby. In school last year he fell
and broke his arm, then later when
the burglarly scare was on in Shel
by, the youngster shot himself In
the leg with the pistol his father
left at the house for his mothe.-'s
Hold Two In
Slugging Here
Negro Slugged And Robbed Is Par
tially Paralysed But la
Two people, a white youth and a
negro man. have been jailed by
Shelby police in connection with
the brutal slugging and apparent
robbery early Sunday morning of
Boyce Meeks. negro gardener, in
his shack near the Southern rail
Those in jail, it is said. are a
young white man by the name of
Green, and Louis Ellis, a negro.
Talks To Chief.
The two were jailed after Meeks,
whose skull was badly fractured by
the blow, recovered sufficiently yes
terday to tell officers the names of
those who had been with him in
his shack Saturday night and
Sunday morning prior to the time
he was delt the blow which may yet
cause his death.
The fracture was on the rear of
the head and although the negro
was conscious at intervals today it
was stated at the hospital that he
was partially paralyzed and his
condition is still regarded as very
| Meeks told Police Chief Poston
that the white man and Ellis, the
negro, w’ere there “when I got
messed up.” He didn't seem to re
member very much about what hap
pened Just before he was slugged
from behind by a wood ax, althougn
it may be that officers are keeping
silent about some of the information
he gave them until they trace down
other clues. The bloody ax has not
as yet been examined by a finger
print expert.
Green, officers say, admits that
he had been to the shack of Meeks
Saturday night, leaving in the early
hours Sunday morning, but de
clares that Meeks had not been hit
when he left, although it is said
that he stated there had been con
siderable drinking of a bottled al
cohol sold in nearly all store:.
When Green left he said Ellis, the
negro being held, was lying across
Meeks' bed.
Home Coming
Week For This
County Talked
Committee Named For Occasion In
October. Native Minister*
May Return.
Cleveland county may have a
home-coming week-end on Satur
day and Sunday. October 12 and 13.
The last legislature set aside the
week of October 13-19 as Home
Coming and state fair week. The
central committee then met and de
cided each county shou'd have a
home-coming occasion on October
12 and 13.
Committee Htff,
The committee named to arrange
the event in this county follows: J.
C. Newton, Lee. B. Weathers, O. G
Page. Alvin Hardin. O. M. Mull, J
H. Grigg, A M Hamrick, A. r.
Newton, H. A. Logan, A. E. Cline,
W. A Rldrnhour and W. E. White.
It is suggested that the home
coming program lor the counties
consist of a public meeting at the
county seat, public speaking by some
distinguished son of the county now
living in another state or county,
dinner, picnic or barbecue, and a
sightseeing trip on Saturday, Octo
ber 12. On Sunday, October 13,
the churches might like to have na
tive sons, now preaching elsewhere,
return for sermons in the old home
The central committee also sug
gests that the county commltte.
should have a meeting at once, elect
a permanent chairman, expand the
committee, and appoint additional
committees, if it so wishes, and bi
gin work without delay.
500 Bales Cotton
Likely Within City
Limits Of Shelby
Visitor Thinks Shelby Holds City
Record As Producer Of
Not only Is Shelby the county
seat of North Carolina's leading
cotton producing county, but it is
also the leading cotton producing
city in the state, and perhaps in the
That's the opinion of Mr H. Dix
on Smith, of Columbus, Ga , who is
here on a visit.
Mr. Smith having heard that
Cleveland county this year was hop
ing to produce around 70,000 bales
of cotton and thus break its own
record decided while here to drive
around and see some of what Is
termed the best cotton ever grown
“If the county does fall to make
$70,000 bales, which it shouldn't
from the present condition of the
crop, it surely will not be the fault
of Shelby. I firmly believe that at
least 500 bales of cotton will be
picked within the city limits of
Shelby this fall," ne declared after
his motor tour.
No doubt that is what the so
phisticated writers call real “city
Egg Market Set
In One Instance
In one Instance at least, the ess
market is stabalized. A certain eat
ing house in Bhelby is supplied two
crates of egg a week throughout
the year by a poult^'man of the
county. Regardless of what the
price might be in the open market,
the farmer arid cafe trade at the
set price of 35c per dozen. This
week eggs are selling in the open
market at from 55 to 60 cents per
dozen, yet with these two, producer
and consumer, the price is 35c and
both are satisfied. When the mar
ket was down to 20 and 25 cents in
the spring the cafe paid the set J5
cent price.
Only Four County
Couples Get Their
License In Gaffney
Only four Cleveland county
couples secured marriage license ir.
Gaffney, S. C., last week, accord
ing to Gaffney dispatches. They
Neil Moore and Pauline Jolley,
both of Lattimore; Everett Sarr^tt
nnd Hattie Crowder, both of Lawn
dale; Clyde Nolan, of Shelby, and
Flora Pettit, of Gaffney; Roy Ham
rick, of C'.iffside. and Vera Mc
Mahan. of Shelby.
America s Only Speed Hope
Lieutenant Aiford J. Williams, America’s outstanding racing
ace, appears to he the only hope that this country has as a
promising entrant in the Schneider Cup races to be held in
England on September 6. He is shown here trying out his Mer
cury racer on the Severn river at Annapolis. At top Williams,
left, is seen being congratulated by Admiral Moffett.
1In in nu'inrut
Over 100 Violent
Deaths In N. C, In
July, Report Shows
Raleigh.—A total of 772 deaths,
of which 111 were violent, were re
ported in the state last month ac
cording to figures compiled by the
state board of health, which show j
automobile accidents with a toll of,
45 to be the leading cause of vio- j
lent, deaths, and tuberculosis to oe 1
the most common cause of death in
the state with 199 attributed to this
disease last month.
The violent deaths included eignt,
by lightning, 16 suicides. 12 homi
cides, 14 by drowning, eight from i
railroad accidents, six from burnr !
two from accidental gunshot t
wounds, one from gunshot of doubt - i
ful nature, and 45 from automobi'e
Diarrhea and enteritis stood next j
to tuberculosis in the number cf >
victims it claimed, with 164 chi!- J
dren under two years of age dytnu i
last month. Pellagra caused 70
deaths, pneumonia 138, and septt'- i
sore throat 58. Typhoid and para- [
typhoid fever caused 27 deaths j
which is regarded low for this j
time of year. Infantile paralys:?, i
over which there was considerable!
apprehension in Iredell and sur
rounding counties last month, caus
ed only two deaths.
The death rate for July was 13 S
per 1,000, or slightly above the aver
age for the past year of 12.3 Th<;
birth rate was 27.3 per 1,000 popu
lation, while the death rate for chil
dren under two years of age was 2.1
per 1,000 poulation. or about the
same as the average for the p|st
Read About Trip
Over Salt Desert
Crossing a desert of sa't.
where vegetation refuses to
grow, is the installment todav
of Renn Drum's travelogue to
appear in The Star. And Salt
Lake City, ‘‘a rose blooming ir
a bleak desert,” one of Amer
ica's most beautiful cities, the
home of the Mormon church
Mr. Drum will tell you some
thing about Mormonism. a
religion that centers there.
If you overlooked reading
his installment in Monday's
issue of The Star on San
Francisco's Chinatown, the
big Sequoia trees and beauti
ful Yosemite park where na
tural beauty and native gain*
are preserved, go back ann
pick up that installment.
Mr. Drum Is writing his trip
on rubber across the contin
ent and back and these arti
cles are appearing exclusive
ly In The Star. They alone ar»
worth the price of a year's
subscription. iLce B. Weath
ers, editor.)
Age Incorrect.
The news article in Monday's
Star telling of the death of Mr.
Issac Mooney, Confederate veteran
of this county, due to a typographi
cal error gave his age at 67. It
should have been 87.
Story Has It That Patrolman
For State Pinched County Cop
There is an old Mary, you rcca'1,
to the effect, that when two Greeks
get together, a cafe is opened.
What do two policemen, unac
quainted with each other, wo when
one catches the other violating a
law? A story told by motorists on
the streets of Shelby recently offers
the answer that one cop pinched the
other who was violating a law.
The state has it that one of the
new state motorcycle patrolmen
was riding along highway 20 !o
Rutherford county recently when He
noticed a car ahead of him driving
on tlje wrong side of the line in the
renter of the road. The patrolmen
speeded up. drove beside of the car
and asked the driver to pull to one
side. The driver did.
“Partner, you're driving on the
wrong side of the road," it is said
the patrolmen told the driver of the
“Well, what if I was?” is the re
ported reply of the motorist. “I'm
the county traffic cop.” y
“Well, what if you are?” came
back the patrolman'. "I’m the stat“
traffic cop. Let's go see a magis
Group Accepts
Invitation Of .
Local Juniors
Shelby Wins Out Over More*
head City For
The Junior Order of North
Carolina will hold its 1930)
convention in Shelby, and thiat
city scores again in the move*
ment to revive the town’s re
putation as a convention city,
A telegram this afternoon
from Messrs. H. L. Toms and
J. A. Liles from High Point,
where the Juniors are now ini
session, declared that thai
State council had voted to ac
cept Shelby's invitation fot
the next convention.
Morchead City also bid fo*
the convention and until tha
decision today it was though^
that the seaside resort had
the best chance to land th$
meeting. However, the morn
than 1,000 juniors in Cleve
land county presented a strong
plea for the meeting through!
their representatives at High
W. s. Walker, of Lattimore, ha*
been nominated as one of the two
candidates for one of the state of
fices—that of inside sentinel. Tha
final election will be held today.
Mr. Thorne Is
Buried In S. C.
__ '\
%tfd Gentleman Of Old South
Carolina Family Died In
Shelby Hospital.
Funeral services for Mr. Phillip
Boone Thorne, 76-year-old native of
South Carolina who died in Shelby
last Friday, were held Sunday at.
Kingstree. s. C„ and interment waa f
Mr. Thorne for some time liad J
been making his nome with hl*|
daughter Mrs. Harry Hudson and *f
short time back due to his declin-1
ing health he entered the Shelby 1
hospital for treatment, death result-|
ing there from Bright's disease. J
The deceased was a member of
one of the oldest and most Dromin
ent families in-South Carolina, and
had not been living in Shelby for
eny great length of time, he and
hb wife, who died a short tlmo
back, coming here to make their
home with Mr. and Mrs, Hudson.
Webb Boys Downed
By Lyle And His
Partner In Match
Former Pro Here And I*sl Hand
Close Defeat To Kid
Shelby's youthful golf champs,
who. with the daring spirit of youth
tosse<J a challenge to any and all
living golfers, have at last found
out that the best of them, even *
Bobby Jones and a Hagen, must
lose occasionally. Playing at Spar
tanburg Monday the Webb brothers.
Pete and Fred, lost an exciting 18
hole match to W. H. Lyle and nis
partner, Coleman, by one hole.
Lyle, pro at the Spartanburg'
Country club, was the former pro
fessional at Cleveland Springs
when the Webb boys took up caddy
ing. The sand greens on the Spar
tanburg course are said to have
tamed the deadly putters of ths
Webb team.
Fifty Women Plan
Cotton Fashion Show
Fifty women from every section
of Cleveland county attended a
meeting in the Woman's club room
here Tuesday to make plana for the
fashion show to be staged at the*
county fair ground Friday, Septem
ber 27 when valuable prizes will be
offered to women who make the
prettiest wearing apparel out of
cotton goods grown In the south. Alt
but three of the 17 clubs formed bpg
Mrs. Irma Wallace, home
mtcs demonstrator were represent
and four ladies who are the
workers in Kings Mountain attend-'
cd and all mr.nifcj'ted a great
lerest in thu feature at the fall.
The Markets.
Cotton, per pound
Coton Seed, per bu. -—
Cloudy And Showers.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Tartly cloudy, Slight!'
warmer in northwest portion to
night. Showers Thursday.
Girl Filer Killed.
Miss Marvel Croson, one of the
girl aviators cross-country air derby
from Santa Monica to Cleveland,
was killed late Monday when her
plane fell in the Arizona mountain
section. Her body and wrecked
plane were found yesterday.
Biggest Game
Of Season On
Here Saturday
League leaders Battle For Top
Place. Hamrick Faces
/ Smith.
A baseball game with the ear
marks of championship play is to
be played at the city park here
Saturday in the Cleveland county
league with the Cleveland Cloth
mill club meeting Eastside.
The Cloth mill and Eastside clubs
are, on top of the league, having
won six games each without a sin
gle defeat, and Saturday's game,
unless it ends in a deadlock, will
give one of the two team$ undis
puted lead of the league. For this
reason the game is the most im
portant of the year as only one
other game is scheduled before the
season closes and the winning team
Saturday will have practically
clinched the pennant.
Starts At Two
The game will be the first of Sat
urday's doubleheader in the city
park and is to start at 2 o’clock.
The second game of the double bill
will see the two other Shelby teams,
Lily Mill and Dover-Ora. facing
each other.
On the same day Boiling Springs
will be at home to Knob Creek and
Lawndale will be at home to Un
Pitchers' Battle.
The Cloth MiU-Eastside game
should be a battle of pitchers with
Sherrill Hamrick, the former high
school ace, matching his prowess
with the left-hand slants of “Curly”
Smith, star hnrler of the cloth mill
team. Hamrick ani Smith have not
been defeated in league play this
year and neither have their teams
Saturday both will deliver their
best brand of wicked hops to main
tain their personal records as well
as the records of their respective
clubs. Incidentally there are no
better hurlers in amateur ball in
North Carolina than the two high
school products and the hundreds
of fans who will attend the game
should get their money's wrortn
from the pitching department alone.
An added feature to the game
will be the supporting fans of the
two league-leading aggregations.
Both mills are located in east Shel
by and the villages are next door
neighbors. That means considerable
rivalry and there will be very fen
people at home in northeast Shelby
Saturday about game time.
Robinson Issues
Call For Meeting
Of Team Managers
Need Every Manager In County
League Present To De
ride Protests.
J. R. (Lofty) Robinson, president
of the Cleveland County Baseball
League, has called a meeting of the
eight club managers of the league
to be held in The Star office in
Shelby Thursday night at 8 o’clock.
The purpose of the meeting will
be to pass upon several protested
games, President Robinson says. A
meeting with that view was called
last week but all managers were
not present and protest decisions
cannot be handed down until all are
in at tendance.
Drops Dead Near His
Home Close To Earl
Gilbert Wyley, Respected Farmer,
Falls By Roadside. Well Last
Mr Gilbert Wyley, highly respect
ed farmer who lived just below Earl
in South Carolina, dropped dead
while walking in the road a short
distance from his home between *?
and 9 o’clock this morning, accord
ing to Earl citizens who were in
Shelby today.
Mr. Wyley was at the Earl Bap
tist church, of which he was a
member, for the services last
and at the time, friends said, ap
peared to be in good health, and
was not complaining any early to
day before his sudden death.
The deceased is survived by hi?
wile and several children./

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