(By John F. Clark and Co.)
Cotton was quotes on New York
exchange today: December 18 80.
Saturday’s close: 18.84.
8 p. m. weather map, cloudy Lit
tle Rock and along Gulf and At
lantic coasts. Otherwise clear Rain
Little Rock .78, Macon .10, Mont
gomery .01, New Orleans .68, Sav
annah .78, Wilmington 1.82. Ra
leigh .40 raining. Maximum temp
eratures, Oklahoma City 98. Abi
lene and Ft. Worth 94. Forecast
Carolinas, Miss., Alabama and East
Texas showers on coasts. Georgia
showers south portion, Arkansas and
Oklahoma part cloudy. West Texas
probably thunder showers west por
tion. Herald Tribune, Memphis
Tenn. says a further reduction in
yield of 5 to 20 percent in various
sections of Central belt, the heav
iest being in northern Alabama, is
r-w anticipated as a result of sev
ere deterioration the last fort
night, chiefly from shedding but
which is abetted by weevil and army
worms to a minor extent.
Southern Mississippi reports top
crop about destroyed by weevil.
Worth street reports substantial
w-eeks business in several quarters.
Would buy cotton based on Texas
Hotel Charles Bldg.. Corner
Trade and W. Warren Sts.
— Dr. Charlie H. Harrill —
— Dentist —
Office in Judge Webb Bldg.
Over Stephenson Drug Co.
Office Phone 530, Residence 630
SHELBY, N. C.
Dr. C. M. Peeler
Office Over Woolworth
Residence Phone 460-W
Office Phone 99-W
DR. H. C. DIXON
Office Over Woolworth’s.
Civil and Criminal Practice
In All Courts
Office: Union Trnst Co,
GEO. P. WEBB
— REAL ESTATE —
Farms and City Property
UNION TRUST BLDG.
— Telephone 454-fJ —
Have Your Eyes Examined
DRS. H. D. & R. L.
Office Over Paul Webb &
Son’s Drug Store.
Civil Engineer And
Farm Surveys. Sub-divis
ions, Plats and General
- Phone 417 -
T. W. Ebeltoft
Grocer and Book
Phone — 82
List Of Winners Here At
Shelby's Fine Horse Show
Shelby's finest riding horses were
on exhibition Thursday when the
Shelby Riding club staged its horse
show at the fair grounds. Theie
were about 100 entries and the at
tendance was large on the part of
horse lovers from this and near-by
counties. The following is the list
Class No. 1 Ponies.
First Beauty by Charles Roberts:
Second Molly by Will Arey, Jr.;,
third Dixie by James Allen: fourth
Pioneer bv J. P. Austell. Jr.
Class No. 2 Horses.
Five gaited saddle horses over ;
15-2. First Red Bird by William
Linebcrger; second King by Blan- ;
ton Bros.: third Frigidaire by Will i
Arey and fourth Booker by Blan- j
Class No. 3.
Three gaited saddle horses. First
My Kentucky Flower by Will Arcv: j
second Misty Morn by Dan Frazier, I
third Commodore by J. L. Blan- j
ton; fourth Lady K. by Will Arev. j
Class No. 4 Road Hacks.
First Peggy by Jack Palmer; sec- j
ond Dawn O Day by J. S. Dorton;
third Billy by Ted Cashlon; fourtn :
Kitty by Garnet Poston.
Class No. 5 Fine Harness.
First My Kentucky Flower by Will
Arey: third Dawn by J. S. Dorton;
fourth Peggv by Jack Palmer.
Class No. 7.
Plantation Saddle Horse: First j
Jack Barry by Blanton Brothers;!
second Joker by Dr. E. B. Lattimore; j
third Nell by Dr. Peeler: fourth j
Billy Doggett by Gene Lattimore. j
Class No. 8.
Five gaited saddle horses under
15-. First Peggy by Jack Palmer,
second Acme by Henry Mills: third
Tatum by Blanton Brothers; fourth
Joker by E. B. Lattimore.
Class No. 9.
Best trotting horse: First Frank
by L. B King; second Kentucky
Flower by Will Arey; third Red
Bird by Will Llneberger.
Class No. 11.
Ladies five gaited saddle horses:
First Red Bird by William Line
berger; second Acme by Mrs. Blan
Class No. 14.
Saddle pairs. First Spurgeon
Hewitt and Mrs. Jack Palmer; sec
ond C. C. Blanton and Miss Caro
line Blanton; third J. J. Lattimore
and Garnet Poston; fourth Dan
Frazier and Will Arey.
Three Young Fellows
Looking For A Home
Father Deranged, Mother Gone,
Husky Youngsters Want Chance
To Live. (
Although too young now to ex
press their wonder at the world in
words, there are three young boys
in Shelby who must be of the opin
ion that the world should owe them
at least an even break to get start
ed in life—they're looking for a
home, something thee.- have not now.
J. B. Smith, county welfare offic
er. stated today that the three
young boys, the eldest being 12 years
of age. are now in his veare since
their father became mentally de
ranged Saturday night and their
moyier is gone All three are husky,
intelligent chaps, he says, but very
much in need of a home where
they may have something to eat and
a place to sleep. Legal adoption pa
pers will be prepared by the welfare
officer for any citizen of the coun
ty who can give the boys a home in
return for what service tthey may
Book List Prices
Said To Be Wrong
The prices of books required for
use in the city schools as published
in Friday’s issue of The Star are
wrong, says Mr. T. W. Ebeltoft, lo
cal book dealer and no ^fttle con
fusion is being caused.
This list of books and prices we 5
furnished to The Star by Supt. B. L.
Smith of the city school who was
having a list printed for distribu ■
tion among the pupils so they could
get their book supplies before schoo'
fcopens September 9. Thinking the
prices were correct as furnished .The
Star published the list as offered bv
Capt. Smith for the convenience of
the school patrons. However this is
causing no little explanation by Mr.
Ebeltoft when customers call to
buy at the published prices, so The
Star wishes to notify its readers to
disregard the prices as published
until the return of Supt. Smith who
is away from the city for a week or
longer. Buyers of school books must
conform to the prices as quoted b'
Mr. Ebeltft. .
EASTERN STAR TO MEET .. ..
HERE TUESDAY EVENING
There will be an important j
meeting of the Order of Eastern
Star Tuesdav evening at 8 o'clock i
at the Masonic temple building, i
This is an important meeting and
all members are urged to attend.
Prof. W. G. Latham and family
of Patterson Springs is spending
the week-end among relatives in
WANTED TO RENT A SMA V
one horse farm. Must be good land
and house near city. Apply at otv-e
311 Gardner St 6t Sfip
She Wins Title
Josephine McKim, of Hawaii,
was crowned the greatest mer
maid of America in the recent
swimming meet held in Hono
lulu. Miss McKim won the 880
yard, the 440-yard and one mile
events, establishing records in
the last two. She wears the
friendship garlands or “lets” of
the native islaftders.
Go On Trial Today
(Continued From Page One>
R. L. Sigmon, of Gastonia; Tom P.
Jimlson, W. H, Abernethy, J. D.
McCall. Thaddeus Adams and J.
Frank Flowers, all of Charlotte.
Solicitor John G. Carpenter, of
Gastonia, will be assisted by A. G.
Mangum, A. E. Woltz. R. Gregg
Cherry, George E. Mason. E. R.
Warren and A. L. Bulwinkle, all of
the Gastonia bar; Clyde Hoey, Shel
by. and E. T. Cansler, sr.. Char
Expectations are that selection of
a Jury will consume several days at
least. Because of the large number
of defendants the state has 58 pre
emptory challenges and the defense
In addition to Beal and the three
women, three others of the defend
ants are strike leaders from the
east. They are George Carter, Miz
pah, N. J.; Clarence Miller. Net
York, and Joseph Harrison, Passaic
N. J. The other defendants arc
strikers from the Loray mill.
Road Officials Call
Attention To Drains
Road officials in No. 8 Township
are calling attention to a chapter of
public laws which applies not only
to No 8 township, but to every sec
tion of Cleveland county, making it
a misdemeanor for any land owner
or his employees to ditch or ter
race land so that the water is
thrown upon any public road. It re
uircs landowners to so ditch or ter
race their land that surface water
will b? carried awky from the pub
lic road to such r point on the pub
lic road where a culvert or other
outlet has been provided. Property
owners who violate this law arc
subject to a civil action for damag
es by the highway commission and
rfter being notified, are liable to
indictment for a misdemeanor.
REGISTRATION OF HIGH
SCHOOL PUPILS IN SHELBY
AH eighth grade or first year hign
school pupils arc requested to as
semble in the auditorium of the
Shelby high school at nine o'clock
on Friday morning. September t?
for registration. We are arranging
for this separate and early regis
tration of eighth grade pupils in
order that adequate time may ba
had for advising each pupil in th“
selection of courses he wisnes to
study. We want to urge everv
eighth grade pupil to be present on
All other high school pupils are
requested to report on Monday,
September 9 for registration.
B. L. SMITH. Superintendent
Shelby City Schools, per W. S.
Hope To Find Where
Noah Left His Ark
Washington.—The Noah's Ark
Exploration association has ap
plied to the state department to
secure permission from the Turk
Ish government to explore for
The application, which was
signed hv William 1. H. Strong
of Chicago, president and trus
tee of the association, said that
his organization desired to ex
plore In the Near East for the
ark and excavate and preserve
any remains which might be dis
The department informed t! •
association that it should apply
to the Turkish embassy here for
that government's permission.
Be Mined Here
(Continued from page one.)
India. The deposits In the United
States cannot be worked commer
cially unless protected by a com
paratively high tariff.
I will quote what the latest re
port says concerning the monazite
"As outlined above, it can bo
readily seen that the United States
is dependent upon Brazil and India
for its raw materials, as domestic
deposits are not large enough to
furnish the required supply anrl
cannot be worked in competition
with the more cheaply mined for
"The average concentrate obtain
ed in the Carolinas runs about 3 1-2
to 4 per cent thorium oxide; that
obtained in Brazil averages some
what over 8 per cent. Under such
conditions, It is difficult for the
(jarouna monaziie to compete witn
that from Brazil or from India. In
addition, a very considerable amount
of the Carolina monazite available
has been removed. The old workings
are more or less covered up and the
l whole industry has become com
"While these deposits were beinj
mined and operated, farmers were
in the habit of making their ow;i
concentrate in crude sluice boxes.
The product thus obtained aver
aged about 35 per cent monazite.
The concentrates were then sold‘\o
a refinery where It was best treat
ed by electro-magnetic separators,
such as the Wetherlll machine.
final product obtained from these
machines was ready for chemical
treatment for the extraction of the
Practically the same treatment 1$
given to the monazite from Brazil
and India. As the concentrate ob
tained Is of much higher grade, the
additional charges for freight and
duty, which are not borne by the
Carolinas product, are more than
offset. Undoubtedly, unless a very
high tariff is placed on tho mona
zite from Brazil and India, our fu
ture'supplies will come from these
two sources, at least for some time.
It is very doubtful whether with a
high tariff the Carolina deposits
could furnish the monazite requir
ed in this country, even for a few
years, and under the most favor
able conditions it would take some
time, possibly six months to a year,
to revive the industry.”
Chapel Hill Weekly.
Prom the Danville, Virginia, Reg
ister we learn of a visit of two
strangers at the home of one Peter
Miller of Sweet Hall, Va.
‘ From Miller s story, which we
have every precedent for believing ”
says tha Register, “two men posing
ns insurance agents entered his
home and sought to sell him an in
surance policy. Ore of the men,
overcome by faintness or an unde
niable thirst, requested a drink. The
Insurance prospect produced a bot
tle. The insurance agents then be
came C. C. Collins, a deputy U. S.
marshal, and S. H. Easter, and ‘un
der-cover* ag^pt. Handcuffs were
produced. Miller protested, and ac
cording to the officers resisted ar
rest. The deputy marshal drew his
revolver and shot him twice."
The prediction of the Register
is that the usual procedure will
be followed: “Prohibition Adminis
trator Merrick immediately an
nounces that the two prohibition
agents shot in ‘selfdefense,’ though
Miller had no revolver. The United
States district attorney. Instead of
prosecuting Collins, will be assign
ed to defend him. The usual ac
quittal will follow."
“Is it strange,” asks the Danville
paper, ‘‘that the president of the
American Medical association re
cently referred to the ‘tryanny of
We wonder if a human being
could be guilty of a more loath
some deed than such a deliberate
and calculated betrayal of hos
pitality as is here described.
Old Lady: “Son, can you direct
me to the People’s Saving Bank?”
Boy: ‘‘Yessum, for a quarter.”
Old Lady: “Isn't that a mighty
high pay. my boy?"
Boy: "No, ma'am, not for a bank
Air Racer to Wed Walter Camp
Ruth Elder may lose the Air Derby, but she’ll win a husband
anyhow, so she is naturally elated. It all happened very sud
denly. Just as she was about to hop off from the Los Angeles
airport. Walter Camp, Jr., son of the noted football coach
popped the question. Her plane took off before she had a chance
to reply so when she got to San Bernardino, her first stop, she
wired Walter ‘‘OKAY.”:—and that’s how it is with impetuous
Ford To Quit Making Cars
If Whiskey Does Come Back
Gives His Views On What Would
Happen If Prohibition Was
Repealed In The V. S.
New York.—"If hoove ever
comes back to the United States
I am through with manufactur
This edict of Henry Ford Is
contained dn an article by the
manufacturer appearing In the
September number of Pictorial.
”1 would not be bothered.”
Mr. Ford continues, "with the
problem of handling over 200,
000 men and trying to pay them
wages which the saloons would
take away from them. I would
not be Interested in putting au
tomobiles in the hands of a gen
eration soggy with drink.”
“With booze in control,” his
article says, “we ran count on
only two or three effective days
work a week in the factory.
That would destroy the short
day and the five day week. But
that is only the factory phase.
Look at the traffic phase. Gas
oline and booze don't mix, that’s
all. Booze doesn’t go with indus
try. It benumbs everyone who
uses it. I would not be able to
build a car that will run 200,000
miles if booze were around. I
wouldn’t have accurate work
men, and without them I could
not get the necessary precision
Prohibition ts now 99 percent
effective, according to Mr. Ford
and the one per cent he blames
upon the wealthy classes, who
set a bad example, hr says.
Buck Redfern Gets
Back In Big Show
George (Buck) Redfern, former
State college and Shelby baseball
player. Is back in the big leagues.
For the last few years Buck has
been moving up and down a couple
of times each season A few weeks
back the Chicago White Sox let
Redfern go to Toledo where he be
gan to lead the league hitting, and
the White Sox decided they needed
him back. In ysterday s game the
White Sox shutout the Athletics and
A1 Simmons, and the former Shelby
boy drove in one of the three Chica
go runs with a single.
Flys To Wedding.
Norman Jay Boots, managing di
rector of Roosevelt Field, naturally
believes in using an airplane for
transportation. He flew to Chicago
for his wedding there to Miss Louise
Warden. With him were eight of
the wedding party.
Mr. And Mrs. Houser
Erecting Brick Home
Mr. and Mr? B. C. Houser are erect
ing a pretty six room brick bunga
low on their pretty lot at the cor
ner of N. Morgan and Sumter Bis
on the site where their home was
burned last year. Cicero Lute Is the
contractor and work started a few
days ago. Only half of the lot Is be
ing used for the new home, leaving
enough for another residence. -
Is No Styleplate
New York—The Prince of Wales,
take it from a Beaumont, Texas.
Boy Scout, is not such a snappy
dresser as most American seem to
‘'He had on a pair of sloppy shorts
when he visited the Jamboree,” said
Billy Bass, one of the thirteen of the
Beaumont troop who returned from
the World Scout Jamboree in Eng
land. "But,” he added, "he had
such a way about him you over
looked his pants.”
The Beaumont Scouts were carry
ing ash walking sticks and wearing
monocles. They were the first of
the American continent to return
from the Jamboree, after having
toured London, Paris tnd the battle
fields. They carried numerous sou
venirs in their packs.
J. B. Fortune Is Here
Hon. Jule B Fortune, former
postmaster of Shelby, is a visitor in
Shelby after an absence of many
years. Mr. Fortune reared his fam
ily in Shelby and was one of the
most influential Republicans in this
section many years ago. He is now
living in Chicago and has come on
a long promised visit to friends af
ter many years cf absence.
An Elite Colony.
Miami Beach, Fla.—Construction
work on a proposed $10,000,000 mil
lionaire's colony. described by con
tractors as one of the most elaborate
projects of its kind ever attempted
will be started here September J,
J. Julien Southerland, Miami at
torney and representative for in
Twelve ocean front estates, cost
ing an average of $250,000 each,
will be erected by a groun of De
troit automobile manufacturers, the
attorney said. Plans also call for
construction of an airport and sea
plane base, polo field and a large
yacht basin for exclusive use of the
Mrs Gaston, Native
Of County Passes
Was Daughter Of Jeff Black And
Is A Sister Of Mrs. Ab Har
rill. Burial Today.
Gastonia. Aug. 25.—Mrs. Cora
| Black Gaston, prominent woman
I of the "Lowell section, died at her
home at 3:30 o’clock this morning
following a very serious Illness dat
ing back to the middle of March
when she suffered a stroke of para
lysis. Since suffering that attack
she had never regained conscious
Funeral services will be held
Monday afternoon at 2 o’clock in
the Methodist church at Lowell
and burial will be in the cemetery
Mrs. Gaston was a daughter of
l he late Mr. and Mrs. Jeff Black of
Cleveland county and was born
there in May, 1866. In 1888 she was
married to 8. J. Gaston of Lowell,
nnd all of her married lite had
been spent on the Gaston farm
near that town.
Surviving are her husband and
the following children:
W. Orady Gaston, of Gastonia,
Harley B. Gaston, of Belmont. W.
Clarke Gaston of the Soutli Caro
lina state highway department.
Miss Lucy Gaston, who teaches at
North Wilkesboro, Mrs. J. L. Rand
of McCullers, Mrs. J. 8. McWhirter
of Charlotte. Mrs. Z. B. Bradford
of Raleigh, and Miss Bennette Gw
ton, a student at N. C. C. W..
She leave* also the following
brothers and sisters:
Dr. W. C. Black of OreenvUle, 8.
C„ and Dr. H. R. Black, or Spar
tanburg, both widely known sur
geons; T. O. Black of Kings Moun
tain; Mrs. J. L. Stowe of Lowell
Mrs. Ab Harrtll of Shelby, Mrs. D.
W. Lamon of Chattanooga, Tenn.
See A Big Field
For Cattle Breeder
timill Amount Of Dairy Cattle In
North Carolina la Purebred,
Statistic* Show. »
Only about 8,000 of the 300,000
rtalry cattle in North Carolina are
pure bred animals and the Im
provement to be made in the blood
lines of the 97.5 per cent which are
not pure bred should come from
the 3.5 per cent that are pure bred.
"But In addition to improving the
cattle we now have on our farms,
there will likely be an increase In
number with the present growth of
of the dairy industry,” says R. H.
Rulfner, head of the animal hus
bandry department at State college.
"It is universally accepted that pure
bred animals excel grades and the
better bred stock thus commands a
higher price. However, this higher
price sometimes restricts their use.
A pure bred animal Is one whosa
sire and dam are recorded by name
and number In a register of the
breed. Then In addition to the
register, there Is for each breed an
other register In which are entered
the names of cows which have com
pleted records meeting specified re
quirements of milk and btitterfat
production under definite regula
Prof. Ruffner savs that It pays a
dairyman to test his cows for pro
duction because it raises the stand
ard of the breed and increaaes Its
popularity. It pays also because the
owner may sell the animals and
their progeny at a higher price.
Each year, North Carolina farm
ers buy some 2,500 dairy bulls. Ail
of these should be pure breds and
should come from within the state.
Three reasons are given for this—
first, the bulls arc acclimated; sec
ond, there are as good breeders in
this state as anywhere else in the
country, and third, North Carolina
is the only state in the union..at
this time which is‘free from bovine
tuberculosis. To purchase a bull
from a North Carolina breeder
means that the animal is free from
this dread disease.
To Union Team
Wright Holds Uwndilc Sluggers To
Three Hits. Weathers Hit
In the only game of the cieve»
lsnd county league which waa not
rained out Saturday the Union
team displayed remarkable strength
In defeating Lawndale 6 to 3.
The victory centered about th*
remarkable pitching of Wright, ol
Union, who was really right and
gave up only three hits to the Lawn
dale larrupers. Wright whiffed ntn«
opposing batters and gave only on«
free ticket to first, base. Cline, hurl
ing for Lawndale, also displayed
good control, walking only one and
striking out, three, but he was touch
ed for 14 blows by the Union boys,
Ray Weathers leading the attach
with three doubles In five trips up,
Virgil McSwain. McEnttre, and N,
Mauney, two of them former Shelby
High players, secured two hits each
for Union, while McNeilly waa th<
only Lawndale player to secure morg
than one hit. McEntyre and Cham
pion handled the receiving.
Gets Only U.0M From Promoter".
Estate. Says His FrtendsWerc *
New York —The New York Amer-,
lean quote* Mrs. Tex Rickard, young
widow of the famous fight
as saying she Is almost per
although her husband was r*,_ __
to be worth $1,000,000 when he"died, |
Mrs. Rickard said she received
less than $9,000 from the estate and
had little hope or getting any more
The American describes the $500,'
000 trust fund created for their t'
year old daughter, Maxine, as anil
a generous dream on the part
Rickard and says there will . be'
nothing left for the daughter.
Most Seek Job.
“My financial situation right
is such that I must step out
get myself a Job In order to su]
my daughter.” the paper quotes her
Mrs. Rickard, who Is living to s’,
modest cottage In Flushing, N. Yv
characterised many who had ap
peared to be friends of her husband
during hts life as “mere parasites
whose one object was to keep their*
names on his payron.’*
She said she had received noth
ing from the auction of her hus
band's personal ef&ts nor anything
from the sale of his $60,000 yacht.
“The only thing that I will havd.
left when various claims against thd*
estate are settled,” she said, “will’
be the house at Miami Beach, Yla*,
which Is In my name. That hotisd
cost $76,000 to build. » '
‘‘Some 6300,000 that Tex invested
In the dog track at Miami can bet.
written off as a dead lorn, due td!
the falseness of certain people who
were supposed to be my hUibanifg
"If I could collect five per cent aB
the money that was owed to Tex, ]
would never have to worry. The X
O. U’s he left would fill a good shod
scrapbook, but not one of them ap
pears to be worth the paper it i*
Houser Reunion 'At
BetK-Page Sept. 18
The Houser reunion for the Hou
ser families, their friends and rela
tives in Cleveland, Gaston, Lincoln.
Catawba and Rutherford counties
will beJheld. at Beth.Page Lutherpit
church* 'six 'miles‘ north' at dherty
vlUe on Wednesday, September H,
according to Mr. Even Uouserwhd
was a visitor in Shelby tills morn
BUYS A SUMMER SILK DRESS —
FORMERLY PRICED AT $12.75.
We have 50 of these reAlly fine gar
ments to close out at this drastic reduc*
J. C. McNeely