12 PAGES TODAY Published Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons By mau, per year (In advance) 13-80 Carrier, per year (In advance) $3.00 VOL. XXXV, No. 106 SHELBY, N. C. FRIDAY, SEPT. 6, 1929. LATE NEWS The Markets. Cotton, per pound---19c Coton Seed, per bn.-40V4 r Showers Saturday. Today’s North Carolina Weathei Report: Partly cloudy tonight and Saturday. Showers In west and north central portions Saturday, and possibly In extreme west por tion tonight. Little change in tem perature. Eastside And Cloth Mill To Play In Series Two Teams Battle Saturday For City Title. Lee With Cloth Mill. The Cleveland Cloth mill baseball team, winner of the county league pennant, and the Eastside team, runnerup for the county title, are not as yet satisfied in their base ball war. And now the decision is that the two clubs, both strength ened, will play a three game series for the city championship. The first game is on the cards for 3:30 tomorrow, Saturday, afternoon at the city park here, and a game is to be played each Saturday until one of the two clubs wins two gam es. Both Stronger. Both outfits will be consiaeraDiy stronger when they take the field here tomorrow, particularly so the eastslde team. '“Red” Ormond, for mer International league star, will be In the Eastside infield; while other new players on the Eastside club will include Van Pelt, well known to baseball fans hereabouts, and Pritchard, a big left-hander with quite a reputation as a pitcher. The cloth mill champions will make only one change in their line up, but that Ion? change is one that will send Shelby and Cleveland county fans out to the park—Cline Owens Lee, who led the Shelby High team to a state title and then jumped into the Southeastern lea gue and set it afire before being in jured near the end of the season, will play short for the cloth mill outfit. That means that the cloth mill Infield will be the champion ship high school inner works—Har relson on first, Bridges on second, Lee on short, and Gold on third. With Ormond, one of the niftiest lnfielders produced in this section, adding to the Eastside strength both afield and at bat and with Van Pelt’s big bat and Pritchard’s hurl ing to aid Sherrill Hamrick the Eastsiders believe they can have the measure of the rayonites. On the other band, the cloth mill tossers figure they were good enough for the opposition as they were, and with Cline Owens Lee strutting about shortstop they feel like they know it now. League Successful. Last Saturday’s games ended the county league, and taken from every angle, considering it was the first season of a county loop, the season is considered a success by President J. R. Robinson and the fans of the city and county. At least the lit tle loop attracted enough interest to assure another circuit of some type next summer. Talk now Is that there may be two leagues—a city league and a county league, with the winner In each league meeting each other at the end of the season. Snyder Speaker For Big1 Rotary Banquet Wofford College President Guest Speaker For Ladies Night Occasion. Dr. Henry Nelson Snyder, presi dent of Wofford College, Spartan burg, was the principal speaker at the semi-annual ladies night ban quet staged at the Woman’s club room yesterday evening by the Shelby Rotary club. The meeting was in charge of President Carl Hiompson and was one of the most enjoyable events ever staged by the club. In addition to ths very Interest ing talk of Dr. Snyder upon the es sentials of a good community, there was a fine musical program in which Mrs. Ben Buttle, Mr. Horace TSasom, and Dr. and Mrs. H. S. Plaster participated, with Miss Ruth Thompson giving a fancy dance. Mrs. Dean Duncan was the win ner of the ten dollar gold piece in the-presentation of prizes, and Mrs. Chas. Hubbard was the winner of the five dollar gold piece. Gifts were elso presented to those parti cipating in the program^ and to Mrs. Snyder, wife of the speaker. Appendicitis Gets Fashionable Again An epidemic of appendicitis and tonsilitis seems to be in full sway about Shelby. In the last three weeks th^re has been 28 operations for the removal of tonsils and nine appendicitis op g erations at the Shelby hospital, the majority of the appendicitis opera tions coming within the period of a week,/ • v Rate King Still Cheerful; Gains Weight Waiting Praises Treatment At Hands Of Warden. Father Finds Senti ment Changing. “Rate is being treated fine by the warden, and he has gained In weight since he entered the prison,” declared King’s father, Mr. W. P. King, well known Shelby citizen, after a trip to the Sooth Carolina prison at Columbia to visit his son. When he was placed in the penitentiary there, to await the outcome of his appeal from the death sentence given him at Chester after being convicted of killing his wife, Faye, King weighed only 137 pounds, his father says, and now he weighs 151 pounds—a gain of 14 pounds. “He does not seem to be worrying so much and protests his innocence as he hopes the supreme court will grant him a new trial where it can be fairly shown that he is not guilty of the crime of which he was con victed,” the father adds. Appeal Next Month. After his conviction King was sentenced to death on September 20, but the supreme court appeal filed by his attorneys automatically stayed the death sentence until the higher court passes upon the appeal early next month. The father also found his son be ing treated well by the warden and he Joins in with his son in praising the prison warden for his kindness and courtesy both to the son and his visitors. “He will go out of his way to aid you when requested, and no one could ask more humane treatment,' he said. New Show To “Play” Fair; Fine Features Fair Association Assures Entire Change In Show, Fireworks And Free Acte. The entertainment features of the Cleveland county fair this year. Sept. 24-28, will be new from one end of the big midway to the other, fair officials say, and this goes for the nightly fireworks program and the free acts as well as the midway. Secretary Dorton’s announcement about the entertainment features follows: “We are presenting on our midway this year for the first time the Rubin and Cherry Shows, known throughout the United States as “The Aristocrats of the Tented World,” a position to which they are justly entitled. This show is without doubt the most beautiful of all the carnival companies in the United States; presenting a midway of splendor and refinement, replete with shows of the world while var iety and twelve of the most up-to date rides to be found on any mid way. “For two successive years the Rubin and Cherry Shows have play ed the Canadian Exposition, recog nized as the largest exposition in the world and we feel indeed for tunate to be able to present this show to our people because we know that they will amuse and entertain you without offending. ‘‘We, of course, will have our usual (Continued on page ten.) Arrest Negro For Theft Of Automobile Deputy Bob Kendrick yesterday afternoon arrested Luther Barrow, a colored man, in Shelby on the charge of stealing an automobile Wednesday night from R. M. Phil lips, a colored man of the Boiling Springs section. The stolen car was found early yesterday morning parked in the Hopper park section. Barrow, who came here from Geor gia and is not known to have a regular job, according to officers, will be given_ a hearing in county court. Mrs. Sarah Warlick Passes At Bel wood Mrs. Sarah Warlick, a highly re spected lady of th» community, more than 80 years of age, died yesterday at her home at Belwood after an I illness of some time. She and her sister, Mrs. Eliza Mull, had been making their home there together. Surviving are two sons—Plato, of Kings Mountain, and McClure, of Georgia. Funeral services were held at 11 o’clock today at St. Peter’s church. i Defend Gastonia Strikers John C. Carpenter (left), chief counsel for the State of North Carolina, will prosecute the Gastonia strikers, alleged to have killed the Chief of Police of that city during recent disorders there, Arthur Garfield Hays, New York attorney (right), will help to defend the accused millworkers. New County Agent Says He Wants To Meet The Farmers Likes Cleveland And Desires To Get Out And Mix With Folks. Talks Fair. R. W. Shoffner, the new farm agent for Cleveland county, is new to the county and Is not acquainted with many of the farmers, but he means to be within a few weeks. In the following communication to the people of the county, parti cularly the farmers, he explains his ambitions to do his part in aiding the agricultural progress of the county: "I am now in the county acting as county agent. I am here for the purpose of rendering any service that I might to the people of this county. I would like to meet all the people of Cleveland county and that is my aim as near as possible, and to do this I want to visit your places, and I want you to visit me when you can. You know it will take time for me to go over the county as I am new here. I am very much impressed with this county, to see the many things that are going on and to do. To help this work going and to add to it, we all must make the drive together. There are in the county over eighty, five-acre cotton demonstra tions which I must visit Just as early as I can get to them. These people are keeping records as to the expenses of these demonstrations so as to show them the exact cost of producing this cotton. I have in my office at this time about half of these record blanks filled out. I would like to get the others as ear ly as possible and to do this I must visit your places and to help do this, all that haven’t turned in their reports please leave them filled in when I come after them and if you happen to have a chance, drop in at the office and leavs them. If you haven’t a blank just let me know and I shall be glad to send you one. “There are many other demon strations being carried on in the county of various kinds. If you have any trouble with them Just let me know, otherwise just carry (Continued on page eight.) Mrs. E. E. Holcombe Buried At Trinity — One Of Shelby’s Best Loved Wom en Died In Shelby Hospital. Sunday School Teacher. The funeral of Mrs. E. E. Hoi combe, one of Shelby's most belov ed women, was held Thursday aft ernoon at Trinity Baptist church In No. 2 township, the services being conducted by her pastor, Dr. Zeno Wall, assisted by Rev. Mr. Huntley. Those who attended say a crowd that would fill the church three times was present to pay tribute of respect to her memory and the flor al offering was one of the prettiest ever seen. Mrs. Holcombe died Wednesday afternoon at 5 o’clock in the Shel by hospital following a protracted illness during which time she visit ed many hospitals with little help or encouragement. She had been advised that she could not live, but remained cheerful and before the end came, wrote the names of those she wished to serve as pall bearers and flower bearers. Before marriage Mrs. Holcombe was Miss Mary Bos tic, a daughter of Gordon Bostic of No. 2 township. Her husband and three children survive, James, Eliz abeth and Margaret, one sister Etta Bostic and five brothers, Claude, Will, Clarence, Paul and Chlvous Bostic. Deceased was a teacher In the First Baptist church Sunday school and a popular member of the Woman’s club. Serving as pall bearers were Mai Spangler, • Rush Hamrick, Wythe Royster, Herbert Champion and Hubert Toms. Flow er bearers were Mesdames T. W. Hamrick, Rush Hamrick, Mrs. Ro land Hamrick, Mrs. Earl Hamrick, | Misses Laura and Nora Cornwell,' Miss Oeland Washburn, Mesdames Frank Newton, Bloom Costner, Rob ert Doggett, Herbert Champion, Boyd Elam, Wythe Royster, C. B. Suttle and Grady Lovelace. “Hoss Traders” To Have Big Reunion At Cleveland Fair When the Cleveland County Fair opens two weeks from Tuesday old ■timers who come to town for the event will have their memories car ried back to the “court weeks” of long ago when Shelby’s “boneyard,” or Trade Alley was the biggest “hoss swapping” center between Charlotte and Asheville. Fair Secretary J. S. Dorton has set aside a plot of ground near the eastern entrance of the fair tract for the horse traders, his decision to do so coming after numerous ap peals from horse traders in three states. The hundreds of farmers who come into the fair, the horse traders argued, will enjoy nothing more than a big circle of horse trading. "It will bring scores to your fair,” they argued. "All right, come along,” Secretary Dorton answered. “You may have a camping place near the main tract where you will be close to water and lights.” And the reports are that “hoss swappers” from far and near will begin arriving here in a week or so with their long strings of “trades.” ■they’re coming from as far away as Kentucky and Tennessee, and about Shelby the older fellews, who have pleasant reminiscences of the old days, are anticipating a seat by the camp-fire of the traders each even ing where they will hear yarns more entertaining than the modem amusements can give Sheriff Allen Is Witness In Strikers Trial May Tell Today What Two De fendants Told Him About Aderholt Shooting;. Sheriff Irvin M. Allen, of Shelby, Is In Charlotte today as a witness lor the state in the trial of 16 strikers for murdering Police Chief Aderholt of Gastonia, and it may turn out that the Cleveland county sheriff will be one of the state's otost Important witnesses. His testimony. It Is understood, (rill deal with what two of the de fendants, Carter and McLaughlin, told him after they were brought here and placed In Jail for safe keeping a few hours after they had been arrested and while Gastonia was in a fever heat over the slay ing bf the city’s police chief. Admits Shootlag. One of the two men, McLaughlin. It is understood by JThe Star, told Bherlff Allen, in a conversation at the Cleveland county Jail, that he fired a shot in the direction of the officers, although he contended that his shot was not the one bringing death to the police officer. His story, as The Star gets it and >*a Sheriff Allen will likely tell it on the stand, was that he fired one shot, which was the second shot of the melee. The first shot was fired by a defendant by the name of Mc Ginnis, according to McLaughlin’3 story to the local sheriff. "Carter,” Sheriff Allen says, "told me that he did not fire a shot. His story was that he was on guard duty near the tents when the of ficers approached. He told them to stop, he said, and drew his gun when they failed to do so. One of the officers (Gilbert) grabbed his gun and began scuffling with him. About that time, as Carta’s story goes, a volley of firing broke out from the tent and he says he felt Gilbert's grip loosen and realised that he had been shot. Then, Car ter says, he decided he had better get away, but he returned later to get another gun and it was then that he was captured." Neither of the two men, Sheriff Allen says, ever said anything about the officers firing a single time be fore a volley was sent into them from the tent. Brought Down. Carter told the sheriff here, the latter says, that he came down to Gastonia from Pennsylvania, hav ing been “sent for.” He, along with McLaughlin, who hails from South Carolina, was placed on guard duty and armed with shotguns. The two men were kept In the jail here for only a short time be fore being rushed on to the jail at Asheville. While here Sheriff Allen talked with them at some length endeavoring to aid Gaston officers to get the straight of the tragedy there. Due to that conversation Sheriff Allen will be used as a wit ness for the state, although until today it was not generally known that the local sheriff might play an Important role in the hearing. Chief Leaving At Time Killed Officer Tells How Aderbolt Was Shot. McGinnis Fired First Shot. Charlotte, Sept. 6.—A man who had been “deputized” to accom pany Police Chief O. F. Aderholt to the tent colony of the Loray textile mill strikers on the night of June 7, testified this afternoon in the trial of 16 strikers and strike leaders charged with murder, that the of ficers were leaving the colony when the shot that killed the police chief was fired. A. J. Roach, former Gastonia po lice officer and requested to accom pany the officers when they went to investigate reports of trouble at (Continued on page ten.) Masons And Wives Guests At Picnic Masons of Shelby and their wives were guests yesterday evening of the local chapter of the Eastern Star at a big picnic held on the grounds of the Cleveland Springs hotel, and those in attendance re port an exceedingly big feed and a very entertaining evening. A short address of welcome was made for the Eastern Star chapter by Capt. J. Frank Roberts, Masonic leader, with a response by Attorney J. Clint Newton, representing the guests. Masonic Meeting. A called communication of Cleve land lodge 202 A. F. and A. M. will be held at *:30 o'clock tonight. More Than Two Thousand School Children Back To Books Monday A1 Smith May Succeed Copeland As Senator For New York. New York political gossip la that former Gpvcrnor Al Smith Is being groomed to succeed Dr. Royal Copeland (above) as United States Senator for New York. Dr. Copeland, former health commissioner who now syndi cates health articles published each Issue by The Star,, may again be come health commissioner for New York City. Audit Shows School Deficit Here Now Totals $76,990.66 Summer Teaching Expense Added To Other Obligations. Tops Bond Issue. The George E. Dombhardt and company, certified public ac countants, of Charlotte, have completed an audit covering the years 1927-28 and 1928-29 of the Shelby school books. A summary of the accounts Is be ing published elsewhere In this paper. It will be seen from looking at the statement that there are obligations against the district to the extent of $88,887.06 which Is reduced by anticipated reve nue, mostly In uncollected taxes, to the extent of $9,696.40, leav ing a net deficit in the amount of $76,990j66. Any amount that la uncollected will increase the deficit by an equal amount. And, of course, the amount real- m Ised from the $58,000 bond Issue will apply on reducing the defi cit, says a statement from the school board. It should be said to the credit ol Superintendent I. C. Griffin and the old school board that there is absolutely no Indication of misap propriation of funds. The books have been well kept by Mr. John Shannonhouse. It 1; simply a case of spending for legitimate purposes more than there was available to spend. It should be explained further that the amount In excess of the amount asked for In the bond Issue, was in the main caused by charging against last year’s revenue the ob ligation for teachers who were em ployed last year. This Is to say that the salaries paid last year’s teach ers for July and August of 1929 have been listed as outstanding obliga tions of June 30, 1929. The old sys tem has been placing this charge against the new year, and have thus always been two months behind the fiscal year. It is the plan of the new board to have published from time to time, financial statements showing the conditions. The policy of liv ing within their income will be rigidly adhered to. They hope that the city board will cooperate by collecting all revenue so that the rate may be held at a minimum. Solon Gibson Dies Suddenly At Ella Rmptclrd Mill Employee Die* Fol lowing A Stroke. Burial At New Hope Today. After working most of the day in the Ella Mil). Mr. Solon Gibson who stopped because he was feeling bad, dropped dead Thursday after noon at 6:30 o’clock as he was walking through the yard of a neigh oor, going to get some feed for his cow. Mr. Gibson had been suf fering with high blood pressure. He was 52 years of age and came to Shelby many years ago from the Earl community. He was married to a Miss Gamble who survives with five children, three sisters and one i brother. While in young manhood he joined the Baptist church at Earl and at the time of his death was a member of the Second Baptist church. He was a respected and highly esteemed citizen and his death is a great shock to his mdny friends. The funeral was conducted this afternoon by his pastor, Rev. itusn Padgett at New Hope church and interment was in the cemetery there. Snyder Will Preach At Waldrop Churches Rev. Frank L. Snyder, of Besse mer City, who is the week-end gueit of Rev. H. E. Waldrop will preach at the two Waldrop churches, Elizabeth and Eastside Sunday. The hours is 11 at Elizabeth and 7:30 at Eastside. Power Off Sunday For 2 Hours Here The electric current, lights and power, will be off in Shel by Sunday afternoon from 2 un til 4, it Is announced by Mayor McMurry. The Duke Power company will be at work dur-‘ the two hours changing some meters. Governor Gardner Is Asked For His Matrimonial Advice Raleigh.—Governor Gardner, be ginning to open the mail which had accumulated during his absence found many freak letters today Apparently the people of North Carolina did not know that the governor was on his vacation, and certainly some of them think thao the governor can do anything. Letters giving the governor free advice are plentiful, but among the most unusual are those asking his advice on martial difficulties and love affairs. One young husband complains that his wife is not strong enough to teach school this fall, but ought to stay at home and look after her nine months old baby. , “Honorable Sir, wont you write me a a brie! short letter, and tell her she should stay at home and look after the baby,” this letter asks. “I work regular and make from $11 to $12 a week, and she does'nt need to work.” One woman, thinking the gover nor's duties included running a matrimonial agency, wrote giving an Intimate description of herself, and asking him to help her find a hus band. The governor did his best, by turning the letter over to his pri vate secretary, Tyre C. Taylor, who is a bachelor. Taylor declines to say how he answered the letter, or whether he has received the pho tograph which the lady offered. . Another woman asks the gover 'Continued On Page Eight) Teachers Meet Here Saturday Eight Grader* Get Schedule* To by. Expect Over 2,900 Open ing Enrollment. The Shelby city achools, operat ing under a new system for the first time in 13 years, will open Monday, and today it was predicted that be tween 2,500 and 2,700 children would enroll on the opening day. Within two weeks It is expected that the total enrollment will surpass the 3,150 of last year. Suput. B. L. Smith, who succeeds Supt. I. c. Griffin, and Principal Abernethy, who succeeds Principal Andrews, are this week supervising final arrangements for the opening. Cleaning and renovating is being done at all the buildings. First Year Students. The first formal move of the I school year came today when first. year high school students, or eighth graders, met at the high school this ^ morning for registration and ar rangement of courses. | Teachers Meeting. ] Out-of-town teachers will arrival today and tomorrow, and the first teachers meeting is scheduled fog Saturday afternoon at 2 o’clock at the Central high building. Colored teachers will meet at 10 o'clock Saturday meaning at the negro school building. Changes Made. A statement regarding the open ing as made by school officials fol lows : “The high school periods have been lengthened to an hour. This will cut out the necessity fear dou bling the period for home econo mics, science, etc., and thus increase the number of pupils that can be taken care of in those courses. Too, It will afford time for assistance by the teachers in the preparation of the work. This supervised study should prove beneficial. ‘‘It is a great day in-the life of any community when a fourth at j its population treks off to echoed. || The success of the undertaking in training these beys and girls for j good citizenship is so great that '.t t ought to illicit the whole-hearted i support of every good citizen and every good institution. “Superintendent Smith says thef are the people's schools and the£ cannot be better than the people appreciate and demand. “He says further that *we are M going to do our bee with the funds * available to give to Shelby a good school. Everyone should understand that to cut the expenditures by a third must force us to do without something. However, what we can-* not pay for, we shall do without till the people provide the funds. X have the confidence to believe that the fine citizens of Shelby will pro vide school facilities in keeping with their ability and with the needs. That is all that can be asked of anybody.’” James H. Hill Is Paralysis Victim Seventy-Two Tear Old Citizen Is To Be Btried Here Saturday Afternoon. At 2:20 o’clock this morning Mr, James H. Hill, connected with Shelby Sandwich Co. died at hla home on Sumter street following a stroke of paralysis which overcame him Tuesday. He was 72 years of age and well known in Cleveland where he spent most of his life, al though he spent a short period ia Caroleen and Gastonia. Mr. Hill was a highly respected citizen of fine gentlemanly bearing and a very faithful and regular at tendant at Central Methodist church where he was a member. His wife and seven children survive and all of the children reflect the splendid atmosphere of excellent family training. The children are Mrs. D. L. Smith of Great Kails, 8. j C., Mrs. Ola Hill Smith of Shelby, 1 Mrs. Julius L. Weathers of Fay etteville, Mrs. James Gough, of Norfolk. Va„ Mrs. U. D. Bright of Roanoke. Va„ Mrs. W. K. Young, of Erwin, Term., Virgil Hill of Char lotte. One sister Mrs. W. N. & Rol- J 11ns of Caroleen and ten grand chil dren also survive. ** The funeral will be held at 11 o’clock at Central Methodist church Saturday morning, the services to be conducted by Dr. Hugh K. Boyer, assisted by Rev. Mr. Swofford of Winston-Salem. Interjpent will be in Sunset cemetery.