North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL. XXXV, No. 103
&HLLBY, N. C. FRIDAY, AUGUST 30, 1920. Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons
By mail, per year tin advance) $3.10
Carrier, per year (in advance) $3.00
l'he Markets.
Cotton, per pound «._ lDc
Coton Seed, per bu. .......... 4U5j
Cloudy Saturday.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair tonight. Tartly cloudy
Saturday ana possibly thunder
storms In the interior.
14 H. E. Clubs
Serve A Feast
About 300 Attend Kiwants Meet At
rinevfew Lake. Cream Of
County Cooking:.
Fourteen home economic clubs
from various sections of Cleveland
county, headed by Mrs. Irma Wal
lace, agent, served a most sumptu
ous feed to the Kiwants club
Thursday evening at 6:30 o'clock at
Pinetiew lake. The cream of Cleve
land county cooking was there in
great abundance and the 75 Ki
wanians declared that no section of
the state afford better cooks than
those in thes; 14 clubs. The variety,
the and the tasty man
ner in which the fdod was prepared
appealed to the hungry Ktwanians
who*hearti!y endorsed the work of
the clubs which bring about com
fort, contentment and competence
in the home.
George Blanton was in charge of
the program and commended the
ladies for their fine work. Short
talks were made by Mrs. Wallace,
home demonstration agent and
Miss Martha Creighton. district
agent for the Piedmont section.
The club members were very loyal
to Mrs. Wallace and responded
nobly in spite of the rain. Members
ot the county board of agriculture
were guests of the club and alto
gether about 300 people were in at
Spind&le Children
Shot, Their Father
Being Held For It
Tragedy However Is Not Explained.
Might Have Been An
Rutherfordton, Aug. 30.—Clarence
Tate, 36, a World War veteran, is
in the Rutherford county jail and
his two small daughters, Mildred, 8,
end Marjorie, 6, are in the hospi
tal here suffering from serious
wounds, the exact cause of which
has not been definitely determined.
The tragedv occurred yesterday
morning early at the Tate home but
Is at yet somewhat mysterious, al
though a four-year-old child near
by declared Tate did the shooting.
The father suffering from tubercu
losis and said to be off mentally at
times says that he was In the yard
when he heard something resem
bling an explosion and dashed in to
find his two little girls wounded.
This statement coincides with the
theory that they might have been
playing with a dynamite cap which
exploded. Still another theory is
that some passerby might have shot
into the house. However three load
ed pistols were found in a trunk in
the house, and Tate had been seen
with a pistol on the preceding day.
Both little girls were wounded
about the fact and Mildred suffer
ed the loss of an eye and wounds
about the a* ms. Marjorie also may
lose an eye. For a while Mildred's
life was despaired of, but later in
the day it w\*s stated at the Ruth
erford hospital that both had a
chance to recover.
Dr. Wall’s Subject
For Sunday Service
The subject of Dr. Zeno Wall’s
sermon Sunday morning at 11
o'clock at the. First Baptist church
will be "Broken Vessels." His sub
ject for the evening service at 8
will be “The Delays of Love." Spe
cial music at both services.
Mr. and Krs. Everett Houser are
back from a vacation spent at High
Hampton, wh'rh Everett describes
as an isolated and beautiful spot
located in Jackson county, near the
Georgia line. On their return Mr.
and Mrs. Houser took up their
abode in their newly completed
home on the Cleveland Springs
Mr. Charles L Eskridge is home i
from a motor jaunt and fishing trip ,
to the big open spaces on South
Carolina and Georgia coasts. Mr.
Eskridge first visited Palmetto
Beach, which he described as a. re
treat so complete that there is not
a telephone in thirty miles. Then
he went to Tybee, Georgia, which
h* reached by way of Savannah,
which he says is the most inviting
resort on the southern coasts.
Dynamite Marion Mill; 2 Killed At Paw Creek
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| County To Get Farm
Agent Free Of Cost
During Fair Period
Assistant \Rcnf raid By State To
Come To County "For
Cleveland county is to have a farm
agent, minus any county expense, to
help complete , the farm contests
started this fall and to assist in the
very important work of arranging
farm exhibits for the big county
fair next month.
This was anounccd today by A. E.
Cline, county business manager, as
the latest development in the farm
agent matter which is attracting
county-wide attention.
Following the failure of the coun
ty and stats extension department
to reach an agreement on a new
farm agent to succeed Alvin Har
c'in, resigned, Director I. O. Schaub,
head of the state farm extension
bureau, was informed what an im
portant role (he farm agent must
play in arranging for the fair. He,
too, was informed that numerous
contests had been started among
the farmers of the county in the
spring and that they might fall
through unless there be someone to
supervise them.
Considered Fair.
Mr. Scha.ib’s reply, considered by
the county farm board as an un
usually fair proposition, was that
there are several counties near
Cleveland which not only have reg
ular farm agents but also assist
ant agents, which are paid by the
“In order to help you get your
fair ready," Schaub wrote County
Manager C me, and in order to keep
your agricultural contests gQing^ I
am willing to send you one of these
assistants agents, who are being
paid by the state and will cost the
county of Cleveland nothing, to
help get joj; fair exhibits ready
and to keei in touch with other
developments of the fall, the im
portant season on the farm.’’
County Mai ager Cline immedi
ately wired Mr Schaub to send the
assistant agent along as an agent
is needed here now to aid in the
fair preparations and to keep check
on cotton contests and other con
tests being carried on by $he farm
The general supposition is that
if the assistant agent sent here, to
“tide over” for the few important
months, can show himself worth
while and of beneficial aid to the
farmers he may be retained as reg
ular farm agent for the county.
However, hat angle is only prob
lematical. Yet county officials,
farmers, and others interested in
the success of the approaching fair
are pleased wiih the offer made by
Mr. Schaub. And thus, for a time,
at least, che farm agent matter Is
Smith Held, Whisky
Found In Residence
Deputies Make Haul Above Shelby
On Fallslon Road. Made
Night Raid.
A little more than four gallons of
whiskey was found in or about, the
home of Irvm Smith, who lives near
Highway 18, north of Shelby,
Wednesday night according to
the officers who w;ere in the raid
Deputies Bob Kendrick. Harvey
Harrelson and John Hord.
The officers say they found about
two gallons and one-half in the
house and the remainder in the
garden. Smith is being held for
Miss Lavada Beam, secretary at
the Crawford-Chevrolet company, is
home from a vacation trip to
Shelby Grocers
Talk Of Merger
Of Local Stores
Meeting La^t Night Finds Grocers
In Attendance Favoring Qual
ify Merger.
At a meet ng of more than a doz
en grocers of Shelby and surround
ing section held last night in The
Star auditorium, the plan of merg
ing all local grocery stores into a
chain of Quality Service Stores met
with general approval.
No actual move towards the mer
ger was made, however, as those
present hop; 10 interest 10 or 15
more grocery in the merger, thus
covering practically the entire field
hereabouts. Charles Buice, grocery
man, who presided over the meeting
last night, states that the grocers
present will this weelc attempt to
see other grocers and convince them
of the sound business principles in
volved in the merger, after which
another meeting will be held next
week for organization purposes.
Two Gastonia grocers, members of
the Quality Service Stores chain,
were present at the meeting.
The proposed plan is that all
local grocers maintain their own
stores but operate them as links in
the growing chain of Quality Serv
ice Stores so that the local grocer
may offer tetter competition to
rivals by enabled to purchase
in tolumc.
Red Men Plan Melon
Feast; Stage Drive
For Big Membership
The Sekonee Tribe No. 23 of the
Improved Order of Red Men in
Shelby will hold a meeting and a
watermelon feast on Saturday
night, August 31, at 7:30, at which
time plans will be discussed for the
big membership drive.
In this campaign, which will close
about the first of the year,, accord
ing to W. A. Cook, many new mem
bers are expected to join the Red
Men due to the reduced member
ship fee for the drive.
Wootton’s Ladies
Shop Closes Down
Wootten’s Indies shop made an
assignment vesterday morning for
the benefit c* creditors. The store
was closed at 9 o’clock and J. J.
Lattimore has been named as assig
nee to wind up the affairs of the
Dixon Again Named
Junior Order Deputy
Ed W. Dixon, of Shelby, has b en
named district deputy to succeed
himse'.f. Mr. Dixon thereby resumes
his duties as head of the Junior or
der in' the fifth district.
After suspending their monthly
meetings for the summer, the pas
tors of the Kings Mountain Bap
tist association will meet Monday
afternoon a* 2 o’clock at? the First
Baptist church.
Singing At Palm Tree.
Prof. Paul Collins and his quar
tet will sing at Palm Tree church
Sunday night, September 1.
All Eight Months Schools In
County Will Be Open Monday
When the Dover school opens
Monday morning every eijnt
months school in Cleveland county
will be in operation, according to
J. H. Grigg, county superintendent.
This means, the school head ex
plains, that two-thirds of the ru
ral school children in Cleveland
county will be back at their books
next week—a total of 4.500, there
being approximately 7,000 rural
school children. The remaining 2,
500 will attend tl six months
The eight months schools this
year, most of them already open,
have the largest enrollment in th
history of the county schools, it
is said, and the big enrollment is
explained by the fact that tcoies
of children in six months s :he«
districts are enrolling in the t ght
months schools.
Mill, About Which Strike Centers, Is Damag
ed; Rural Cop And Stranger Slay Each
Other; Many Are Drowned At Sea.
A portion of the Clinchfield cotton mil] at Marion, about
which strike agitation has centered for some time, was
wrecked by a dynamite blast early this morning around 4
o’clock, according to reports reaching Shelby.
The explosion was under the opening room of the mill
and the damage resulting will total several thousand dollars
it is said. No one was killed or injured. No arrests have
been' ntede and so fat officers have found no clues tending
to help identify those who placed the dynamite there. The
dynamiting follows the termination of a conference, urged
by Governor Gardner, between strike leaders and mill owners.
Officer S. S. Rogers, of the Mecklenburg rural police
force, and H. L. Lequire, a cotton mill worker, are dead cs
the result of a gun battle early this morning at Paw Creek,
near Charlotte. Rogers and another rural officer, Diggers,
were in Paw Creek watching for thieves due to three recent
robberies there, including a drug store and a filling station.
While awaiting developments the officers saw a car pull into
a side road and stop. It was occupied by one man, Lequire,
and as the officers approached they informed him who they
were. Lequire it is said immediately reached down into his
car, grabbed a gun and shot Rogers in the stomach. The of
ficer falling to the ground fatally wounded reached' for his
gun and fifed one time, the bullet plowing through Lequire’s
heart. Biggers, it is said, never had the opportunity to en
ter the combat as both men were dead within a few seconds
Six try three lives were reported to be lost today in the
sinking of the “San Juan,” a vessel at sea Just where the
vessel was at the time of its sinking, is not known. The news
came this afternoon at 2 o’clock over radio to San Francisco,
according to the news over the Dow-Jones market ticker out
of New York.
Lion *s Club
Sturts Here,
20 Members
..Claude Grose Is President. Civic
Club Will Meet Twice Each
Month Here.
A civic organization known as
the Lion's club, new to this section
but said to be the second strongest
international organization of this
kind in the world, was perfected
yesterday with Mr. Claude Grose
as president. The Lion’s Club In
ternational embraces 1,890 clubr
with 72,000 members in five coun
tries of the world.
The Local Lion’s club will meet
on the first and third Tuesday eve
nings and the meetings will be held
for the present at the Hotel Charles
Besides Mr. Grose who serves ns
president, the following officers
have been elected: first vice presi
dent, Joe Turner; second vice pres
ident, Bill Osborne: third vice pres
ident, Dr. D. F. Moore; secretary
treasurer, Arthur Benoy; lion tamer,
A1 Bennett; tail twister, Shine Blan
ton. These four constitute the
board of directors; H. C. Dixon, Ed
McCurry, Robert Wilson, Frank
Kendall. *
Other members in addition to the
above officers are: Worth Eskridge.
Ian Walker, Frank L. Hoyle, jr..
Clyde Nolan, V. C. Mason, F. W.
Hamrick, Peyton McSwain, Chas
Dover, C. W Boyette.
Making Store Room
Ready For Furniture
The store room formerly occupied
by Nix and Lattimore on North
LaFayette streefs is being remodel
ed both outside and Inside, prepa
toiy to the opening at an early date
of the Boyette-Elmore Furniture
company, Messrs. Boyette and Ill
more come to Shelby from Wilming
ton where they have been engaged
in the furniture business. The
opening date cannot, be announced
until the improvements are nearer
finished. Mr. Miller Harris has • ac
cepted a position with the new
B F. Curtis has opened a real
estate office in the Beam building.
Mr. Curtis is a contractor and
builder and ruo been quite active in
real estate for the past several
S. P. U. After
Electric Plant
At Lattimore
Subsidiary Of Southern Power Com- i
puny Offers $1$,0M For The
Plant There.
The town of Lattimore which
owns its municipal light plant serv
ing the town of Lattimore and the
near-by town of Mooresboro will
decide on Sept. 28 whether it will
accept the offer of the Southern
Public Utilities company to buy the
plant at a cost price of $18,000.
An election will be held at the
Union Trust company's Lattimore
brrnch bank on this date when tne
citizens will determine whether
they favor the sale or not. It is un
derstood that the sentiment there
is strongly in favor of the salj of
f he plant. Dr. H. L. Hunt is mayor
and W. S. Walker is town clerk of
Lattimore, and in order to ascer
tain the will of the majority of *he
voters in the city which owns the
plant, this election has been ca’Jed.
The Southern Public Utilities
company is a subsidiary of the
Southern Power company and one
of the strongest public service cor
porations operating in this part of’
the State.
A new registration is called for
and the books will be open from
August 26 to Sept. 25.
Loy Heads School
Leaders In County
Prof. H. M. Loy, principal of the
Casar High school, is the new head
of the School Masters club of Cleve
land county, an organization com
posed of all the principals and su
perintendents. At the recent meet
ing in which Mr. Loy r.a* cl^W
president of the club Prof. C. A
Ledford, of Belv.ood was named
The club members also discussed
school exhibits and other depart
ments of the approaching county
District Governor
Rotary A Visitor
Ernest Withers, district Rotary
governor, vas the guest speaker of
the Shelby Rotary club today at the
Hotel Charles. Mr. Withers devoted
his talk to building up the local
club and the entire district.
Next Friuav night the- club will
btage its semi-annual ladies night.
Governor May
Be Witness In
Strike Hearing
Will l.ikely Remain In Shelby I n
til Neat Week Await
ing Call.
Governor O. Max Garnder ra\
extend his vacation In Shelby a
few days because of the trial of the
Gastonia strikers In Charlotte,
to which he was subpoenated as a
Discussing that likelihood a dls:
patch from Raleigh says:
“It will be Tuesday or Wednes
day of next week before Governrr
Max Gardner returns from his vaca
tion In Shelby. Governor Gardner
plans to remain in Shelby until It
is decided whether or not he will
be required to appear as a defense
witness in Charlotte at the trial of
the Oastonia strikers for the n ur
dar of Police Chief Aderholt.
‘The governor is still under seb
poena. issued at, the request of de
fense counsel, to appear and produce
a letter written to him about six
weeks before the shooting, in which
a striker requested the governor to
protect the strikers’ headquarters.
The letter was written shortly rfter
an as yet unidentified mob wrecked
the first headquarters occupied by
the Gastonia striekrs.
"Oovernor Gardner, while always
expressing his willingness to make
public any information he had with
regard to the strike at the trial, -ias
always doubted whether this lpi*er.
or any other information that he
has, could be of material value to
the murder case.
“Judge Barnhill's ruling yesteidav
limiting testimony in the strikers'
trial to the alleged conspiracy on ‘. he
night of the murder, and eliminat
ing evidence concerning other as
pects of the strike, may result in a
ruling that what Governor Gard
ner could say- would be irrelevant.
In this case the governor plans to
return to Raleigh very soon. jut.
if he is to testify In Charlotte, he
does not plan to come to Raleigh
and immediately return to Char
lotte. In that case he will remain In
Shelby until he is called as a wit
ness. unless it becomes apparent
that he will not be called for some
time, If at all."
Vet* Can Now Get
Denver Trip Slips
From Sheriff Logan
Spanish-American war veterans
of Cleveland county and adjoining
sections who plan to attend the an
nual reunion at Denver, Colorado,
should see lormer Sheriff Hugh
Logan and secure from him the
necessary Identification slips. These
slips Issued by the veterans bureau
entitle veterans to a reduced fare to
and from Denver.
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Beam Thinks Crop
Estimate Too High
John Beam who is a close observer
and somewhat of a farmer, .iV*n*
self, says the cotton crops estimates
are too high. ‘ Back when Bass
Suttle, Dr. Royster and others tv ere
so optimistic as to predict from 05,
000 to 75 000 bales this year, I
thought they were right, but since
then the crop has been sadly In
need of rain and many shapes h. ve
fallen off. There are many sections
where the drought has been rltfht
severe and I. think we will do well
now to make 00,000 bales. That
would be my top guess."
Mrs. Gso.-ga B. Jones, of Wewa
hitchka, Florida, and Mrs. J. E. Ja
don, of Savannah, Ga.. are visiting
Mrs. Ida Suttle
Half Of Strike Jury
Picked; Situation
At Marion Tense
Tronin Said To Be Ready To Go
To Strike Srene; Three Held
For Dynamiting.
Marion. An?. 211.—'The situation
was tense iieri* tonight as the re
sult of a serkr of dynamite explo
sions in the CHnchfield mill village,
an attempt to dynamite the home
ot a minister and the discovery of a
stick of the explosive on the fac
tory's railroad siding.
No move has been made as yet
to throw into the mill villages
but several companies In other
cities are known to be standing by
fqr orders and a move of the units
which have been quartered at a lo
cal hotel here for two weeks is
hourly expected
Alleged Dynamiters Caught.
Three "trik'ng textile workers.
Robert Perkins Bruce Stacey and
Oeorge Styles, were bound over to
superior court today after a prelim
inary hearing before Magistrate E.
H. Dysart on charges of attempting
to dynamite the home of the Rev.
J. N. Wise, minister who has been
active In elfcrts to have troops
brought to the village. Bond for
each was f'xeo. at *3,000 by the
According to the testimony offer
ed at the trial the defendants, rid
ing in a car marked "Labor,” drove
past the home of the minister,
stopped the cai in front of the
house, lit wiiat appeared to be a fuse
and tossed some object into the yard
near' the front porch. The minister
and his son hao been awakened by
an exploalon in the vicinity a few
minutes befero and were up. They
say the car true back and the men
got out and searched for the dyna
mite which had failed to go off. ap
parently. The minister's son got his
own car out and gave chase, pick
ing up Shsriif Oscar Adkins, who
finally cornered the fugitives after
p chase near the Marlon hospital.
A stick of dynamite with cap at
tached and a partially burned fuse
v as found near the hospital where
the car attempted to turn around.
Albert Hoitman this afternoon
announced that elaborate plans are
being made for a labor celebration
here Mondvy. Speakers will be
brought from every part of the
state for the event, he stated. The
morning will be devoted to field
events and athletic contests with
the afternoon and evening sessions
including addresses and a barbecue
Deaf To See Show
Free Due To Story
In This Newspaper
Inspired by the story in the Cleve
land Star to the effect that the deaf
did not care for the "talkies” the
local manager of the Princess the
atre and the proprieters of the
Cleveland Star have made arrange
ments whereby all deaf people in
the community ere to see the show
at the Princess Monday free of
charge. Simply let the doorman at
the theatre know you are deaf and
you will be admitted fr?e. The at
ft-action for Monday Is "Captain
Lash” starring Victor McLaglen, a
"silent" pictured romance of a man
who was a Simon Legree among men
but a shorn lamb with a woman.
It is to be hoped that every deaf
person in Clevclcnd county wil'
take advantage of the offer nri
be on hand Monday to see the
Big Game Here Tomorrow To
Close County League Year
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Cloth Mill And Eastside Fight For
Pennant. Golf Match
The doutce till in the city park
here tomorrow will b* the official
close of th? county league season
end unless the first game of the
double header, between the Cleve
land Cloth mil! and Eastside ends
in a tie hie penant winner will be
decided. Neither club has lost a
geme and at 2 tomorrow afternoon
they face eaih other determined to
decide the It ague honors.
The two ptrmier moundsmen of
the circuit. Smith, for the Cloth
mill, and K-niriok. for Eastside, will
oppose each other. The second
g£.me of the double bill will see
Lily mill i.ud Dovcr-Ora opposing
ench other.
Other Sports,
The golf match scheduled for to
day between the Webb brothers and
Avcork, of Badtn, and Farlowe, of
Greensboro, at the Charlotte Coun
try club has been postponed, it is
understood until Saturday.
Mondays’ match in Shelby, how
ever, between Bill Goebel, of Char
lotte. and the Webb boys, is still on
the cards and promises to draw golf
fans from several nearby towns
and cities. Tn addition to playing
the best ball of the young local golf
ers, Goebel will give an exhibition
of trick shots.
Business Or Picking Jurors For A«*
rrholt Trie! Is Slow
Charlotte. August 30.—Half of thg
Jury that is to hear tlje .Aderholt
murder trial had been selected in
Mecklenburg superior court yester
day shortly bf [ore adjournment for
the aftermcn was taken after two
full days had been spent examining
126 special veniremen and regulor
Mill Worker Selected.
Two farmers, a carpenter, a news
paper vendor, a cotton mill employe
and a sted worker now are on the
Jury. Thosa* chosen yesterday are
J. W. Hicki. cotton mill employe,
Hoskins; J, O. Campbell, newspaper
vendor, 306 Fast Seventh street.
Charlotte; r. w. Martin, carpenter.
812 East Fifth street. Charlotte.
Those previously chosen are: Zeb
Morris, Jr., farmer, near Matthews:
J. O. McCoy, steel worker, Char
lotte; S. U Caldwell, farmer, near
Anticipate 1 exhaustion' of the
special venire of 200 chosen Mon
day was responsible yesterday for
another special venire of 300 being
drawn soon niter court opened in
the morning. Most of these venire
men are required to report at two
o'clock this afternoon, although
some have been summoned to ap
pear at 9 o'clock
160 Veniremen Served.
Of the tint 200 special veniremen
chosen, service was secured on only
about 160, of which number 138
have been called for examination,
leaving approximately 40 still to be
called today. Previous to the exam
ination of «1 c special veniremen, 18
of the 16 regular jurors chosen by
county commissioners for service
had been exnmlned, the other three
not being present.
Examine 10 An Hoar.
In the examination yesterday,
which was at the rate of about 10
veniremen an hour, slower than
Wednesday, the state used five of
its 58 peremptory challenges bring
ing Its total up to 21. The defenesa
used 16 of its 168 peremptory chal-;
lenges, bringing Its total up to 42.
The state challenged four for causa,
yesterday, a total of 11. The de
fense challenged 31 for cause yes
terday, a total of 46 for the two
Twenty-six of the 46 veniremen
examined yesterday, In addition to
the three Jiuors selected during the
day, said they had formed the
opinion that the defendants were
guilty, 14 sa'.tf they had formed no
opinion and six expressed the be
lief that tho defendants were inno
cent. , «„
Bank. Teller Catches
Negro With 2 Forged
Checks Wednesday
One On J. B. Jones And Another
On Ben Elii*. Both Soem
Charlie Hull, negro man said to
be of the Rutherford section, is be
ing held in Jail here on a check
after being caught late Wednesday
while attempting to cash one cheek
and with the other in his pocket.
The two checks were for $12 and
$18, one upon J. B. Jones, local
travelling man; and the other on
Ben Ellis, service station proprietor.
The negro entered the bank a.?d
handed one of the checks to H-.p
son Austell, a teller, who examined
the check before refusing cash for
it. The negro then left but was
run down by Austell while the po
lice were called. The other check,
it is said, was found in his pocket
Hull contends, It Is understood that
another negro gave him the checks
in payment for a suit.
Jefferson Agency
Opened In Shelby
,T Ft Herndon of Kings Mo* in
tain and J, D. McArthur of Albe
marle have opened a district agency
for the Jefferson Standard Life In
surance of Greensboro. Mr. Hern
don will alternate his time be
tween Kings Mountain and Shelby,
while Mr. McArthur will move hi*
family to Shelby as soon as a suit
able house is available and be in
charge of the office which has been
opened in the Judge J. L. Webb

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