North Carolina Newspapers

    WKDNESD'Y, KEPT. Co, l'»2!' Published
Monday, Wednesday, and Friday Afternoons
VOL. XXXV, No. Ill
By mau, pet year (in advance) $2.50
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lbe Markeis.
Cotton ISpoti _ -. 18' ic
Cotton Sred. prr bu.. lie
What? More Kain.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report; Rain tonight and Thurs
No Red Conference.
Governor Gardner made the an
nouncement yesterday at Raleigh
that he would not hold a eonferenre
with Communist labor leaders in
connection with North Carolina
labor troubles. He explained that h" ;
knew not how to confer with men [
who do not recognize government,
law and order.
Federal Grand
Jury Completes
Work In Hurry
Term Will End Herr Today. 31 True
Bills Out Of .lust 33
Federal Judge E Yates Webb,
who can. perhaps, keep the United
States court machinery operating
faster in high gear than any other
jurist who holds court in North
Carolina, this week found a grand
jury which also believes in sliced
under the new "Jones fi\e and
ten" law, which is the biggest threat
of all to prohibition law violation,
were turned over to the grand jury
here Monday rooming, and ear1..’
yesterday the grand jury marched
into the open court with its work
completed From the 33 bills of in
dictment came 31 true bills, care
wherein defendants are liable to
ihe severe penalties o( the Jon^s
Heretofore in the Federal court
sessions in Shelby all defendants j
were tried "upon information," a j
grand jury not being used, but this j
time it was necessary to have a |
grand jury pass upon the indict
ments coming under the new law.
While he grand jury was at woik
Monday and Tuesday morning upoo 1
indictments the court grind moved 1
rapidly, something like three score
cases being disposed of before the
court adjourned Tuesday afternoon
to permit jurors and attendants to
take a peep at the Cleveland Coun
ty Fair.
With a continuation of this speed
the 31 remaining cases will likely
lie disposed of today
So far no major cases have ap
peared on the docket, most of the
indictments having to do with
minor infractions of the prohibition
A big percentage of the defend- :
ants at this term, according to j
court officers, came from the South ;
Mountain sections of this county, j
Burke and Rutherford, and such :
has been the case at previous
terms, something that has caused
Judge Webb to class this moon- :
shine brewing section with the j
Cat's Head section of Henderson !
Pick Sacks And Knee!
Pads Are New Styles j
Merchants Find Ready Sale For
Two New Cotton Harvest
Cotton picker sacks and knee
pads are selling well in Cleveland
county. Picker sacks are something
new, while knee pads made them
debut last season and proved so
much in demand that practically
every store selling farming articles i
are stocked with knee pads this I
year. The Belwood Collar company j
made up a quantity last year and
has found a ready sale for this ne.v
The knee pad is ? leather shield
that buckles cn the knees by means
of straps. The inside of the pad is
lined with heavy felt and is used
by cotton pickers in walking on
their knees through the cotton
rows. The pads save the clothing
and the flesh from injury and at
the same time lighten up the strain
on the back by making knees of the
feet, thus placing the cotton pick
er closer to the cotton stalks.
The cotton sacks are just an im
provement over the old guano sack
w ith a strap to go over the should
ers. The new sack is made of cotton,
his a duble strap to reach over
both shoulders and openings on
both sides so a picker can use both
hands in gathering the fleecy staple
Likeness Of Coolidge
Seen In Court Here
O B. Martin, who is also knowr. ]
as 'Slim" Martin, is a double of ex- j
President Cal Coolidge in the eyes ;
of Attorney D. Allen Tedder. Mr. i
Martin was in the federal court I
here this w eek on a minor charge, j
end a profile vi«w of Martin with ’
his sharp features, reveals him to .
have much of the likeness of the j
ex-president. Martin lives between j
Bessemer City and Kings Moun- '
Attendance Records Shattered At County Fair
Offer Rewards
In Flogging Of
Kings Mtn. Man
Total Of SHOO Offered For Convii -
tinn Of Tcsrieair’s Three
Kr^rartls totalling $900 have
been offered for the arrrst
anti conviction of the three
men who last week kidnapped
and flogged t'leo Tesneair. tex
tile union organizer, at Kings
Mountain. A reward of $400
is offered hv the state of North
Carolina, according to an an
nouncement hy Governor Gard
ner, and $500 is offered by the
American Civil Liberties Cnion.
Despite the offer of two rewards
officials in this county say that
continued investigation fails to un
earth a single clue as to the identity
of the three men Tesneair says
kidnapped him and then earned
him over into South Carolina for
a flogging
To File Suit.
From Charlotte comes the an
nouncement that the Civil Liberties
Union will also file a suit on the
part of Tesneair for damages re
sulting from tire flogging he. receiv
ed. It is presumed the filing of th.=
suit must await the arrest and
identification of the trio charged
with the kidnaping
The following explanation of the
Tesneair rewards was made by the
Charlotte Observer:
"A press dispatch to The Observ
er from the capital city explained
that Governor O. Max Gardner in
announcing offering of the reward
said that no rewards had been of
fered in the Aderholt and Ella May
Wiggins killings because immediate
ly following the slayings arrests had
been made in each case
The state's offer of $400 bring'
the sum already offered for the
apprehension of parties guilty of
lawlessness growing out of the sharp
clash of communist and anti-com
munist forces over the past severe!
weeks to $2,400 in addition to an
indefinite number of $250 rewards
for the apprehension of parties to
the alleged conspiracy to kill Mrs
Others By Union.
AH the rewards with the excep
tion of the $400 offered by the state
are made in the name of the Amer
ican Civil Liberities Union.
Announcement by Governor Gard
ner of the offer of the $400 reward
followed a meeting of three we!!
known cotton manufacturers of the
American Cotton Manufacturers'
association; and J. H Separk of
Gastonia, head of a chain of tex
tile plahts.
Mrs. Tesneair Gone
From Kings Mountain
This Week, Reported
Mrs. Cleo Tesneair. wife of the
union organizer who has been in
bed at a Charlotte hotel since his
kidnaping and flogging last week,
disappeared from her home at
Kings Mountaih over the week-end
according to Police Chief Hedrick,
of Kings Mountain, who was in
Shelby yesterday.
It is likely, the officer said, that
she may be In Charlotte with h.r
husband, or on a visit to relatives
while her husband is away. The
household furniture, he said, had
not been removed from the house
into which they moved on the day
prior to the kidnaping. The officer
did not say but it is presumed that
her 10-year-old son. Howard, is
with her.
Where This Entire Section Is Gathering This Week
The activity of the South's largest Individual county fair—the Cleveland County Fair—is centering this week about the scene above. The large
exhibit halls, pictured togrther with the big dome over the new educational hall, are filled with the biggest array of farm and home products vet
shown at the Shelby fair. I Photo bv Fills Studio,.
231 Bales Cotton
Ginned In County
By 16 September
What promises to hr Cleve
land rounty's greatest cotton
erop Is not as late as was the
erop last year despitr reports
to the eontrarv.
The first gining report of
the season indieatrs that it
is earlier, anyway. I'p to Sep
tember lfi. this year 2.11 hales
of rotton had been ginned in
the county, as compared with
22 hales up to September lo.
last year. This report was is
sued late yesterday to The
Star by Miles H. Ware, gin
ning agent for the eountv.
Sheriff Opens
Drive On Slot
Machines Here
Will Fight Case* Through Courts
To Show That Machines
Are Illegal.
ThP operation of slot machines ,
in Cleveland county must, be stop
ped. according to an announcement
made today from the office of Sher
iff Irvin M Allen.
Sheriff Allen is locally advised
that slot machine operation in thin ;
county and state is a violation of
the law and declares that this
week he and his officers will begin
a drive to rid the entire county of
the machines.
Two Are Convicted.
In fact, the drive really started
over the week-end with officers se- ;
curing two machines and making j
two arrests. In court both opera
tors were convicted. One of the op
erators paid his fine, while the oth- ,
er announced his intention of carry- j
ing his appeal on through the
higher courts.
"We are willing to have it de
cided by the higher courts." the
sheriff says. ‘'The law says slot j
machines are not to be operated. It
is m.y business to carry out the law
to the best of my ability, and that
goes for. the slot machines, too. If j
the law is wrong, the appeals should |
show it. but until higher courts j
show the law to be defective I in
tend to carry out my oath by en
forcing it."
Forest City Salvage
Buys Wootton’s Stock
The Forest City Salvage company
has purchased front Mr. J. J. Latti
| more, trustee In bankruptcy, the
, stock of ladies ready-to-wear for
merly owned by the Wootton's
Ladies shop over Blanton-Wright
Clothing company's store. The
Forest City firm is offering every
thing In this stock in a sale be
ginning Thursday of this week
Standing Room Only At County
Jail Here Now; 56 Prisoners
Sheriff Irvin M Allen, who is
also county jailer in addition to his
duties as sheriff, is ready to hang
out the “Standing Room Only
sign at the front door and rear
doors of the Cleveland county jail
There are 56 prisoners confined
to the bastile today, and the build
ing is the fullest ever, because it can
be no fuller un'f's the sheriff takes
3 correspondence course from some
sardine factory on parking them in
However, it is explained that
Shelby and Cleveland county arc
not being unusually wicked this’
week. Many of the prisoners are
out-of-county prisoners brought
here for the term of federal court,
which adjourns today, after which
the prisoners will go to the federal
penitentiaries or to the jails of
their native counties.
An incident pointed out, to show
that a crime .wave is not sweeping
the .section is that only four peo
ple of tpc 3g.not) attending the fair
yesterday were iai’ed The quart f
was given cell space because th-'
four decided to go the weather man
one better by making it a fair week
with the aid of moonshine as a sub
stitute for the missing sunshine.
Many Ministers Think That
Evidence Of Atheist Is 0. K.
Wet Weather Is
Damaging Cotton
County Farmers Say
Cotton Already Open Is Hotline
Along With Bolls., (tinning
Hanger Seen.
The equinoctial rains, or the wrt
weather of this and last week, are
proving very destructive to Cleve
land county cotton, according to
leading farmers of the county in"
Shelby today to attend the fair.
The rain and cool spell Is caus
ing the open cotton, which cannot
be picked until it is dry. to rot. while
several sections, particularly up the
Fallston way. report that bolls ar"
not opening are rotting
"I have heard more about rotting
cotton bolls this week than ever be
fore." says Deputy Tom Sweer.v.
w-ho lives in the up county section, i
Wet Ginning.
W—«*•#•%—-.4* • • A f ~ i
Another danger of the wrt sea-1
son. ginners and farmers point ou*.
is the fart that after the rains
cease much cotton will be picked !
before it is thoroughly dry and tak
en to the gin.
Just how many bales the we! j
weather will knock off the county |
total cannot be forecast, but. the
weather is hurting and those who |
estimated 60.000 bales or more j
some weeks back ^re now w ondering !
if another 53.000 bale crop will not
be pretty good, after all.
Negro’s Skull Gets
Crushed From Blow
Inflicted By Wife
Johnny Sims In Serious Condition
At Hospital. Wife Is In
Jail Cell.
Johnny Sims, colored man. and
his wife. Dannie Mae. had a fail- !
ing out" shortly after 9 o'clock last. I
night, and apparently they decided
not to get along together
Anyway, they are not together
today. Johnny is in the Shelby hos- j
pital with his skull fractured, and i
has just a so-so chance of pulling j
through. Meantime the wife is in |
the county jail charged with deadly '
assault, a charge that may be move
serious should Johnny die.
When Police Chief Poston and
other officers arrived near th»
Southern station, where the brav1
took place. Johnny's head was lari
open, across the. top. caused, it is
said, by a blow inflicted by Dannie
Mae when she felled him with an
iron brace used on telegraph poles.
A portion of the skull was driven
down upon the brain. but at the
hospital today at noon it was said
that the negro was conscious and
seemed somewhat improved.
Easom Will Lead
Singing At Central
Methodist Meeting
Horace Easom, musical director
of the First Baptist church. will
lead the singing during the week s
evangelistic services which begin
Sunday. October 6, at Centra! Meth
odist church here, it is announced
by Dr. H. K. Boyer, pastor of the
The preaching for the meeting
will be done by Dr. Plato Durham,
of Emory university. Dr Durham
is a native of Shelby and one of the
souths outstanding ministers and
orators. Dr Boyer says that reports
coming to him have if that many
people from adjoining counties, and
some from adjoining states w l!
visit Shelby during the week to
hear Dr. Durham
>ome Ministers Think l( Crrdlhlr
And Others The Reverse.
Nut Courts Business.
unarioue Declaring mat a
witness should not tar disqualified
m the courts because of lack of be
lief in God. several Charlotte min
isters. orthodox pastors of leadine
churches, make almost startling
statements. Others cling to old be
liefs that belief In God is a requisite
to making statements on the wit
ness stands.
A bishop, a pastor of the biggest
congregation in the city and pastor
of a fashionable Myers Park church
are among those who drclare that
announced belief in God is not a
requisite for veracity.
Rev W W Peelc, D. D , pastor of
First. Methodist church, formerly
Methodist pastor in Durham, is
among the liberals. He said:
"In the first place, a man may be
a good citizen without, being able to
say that he believes in God. In the
second Instance, he jtigy be ahlitloj.
teJT t he truth, ftmigh he must hon
estly declare that he does not believe
in God. The business of the court is
not to ascertain whether a man is
an atheist or not but to find the
facts In the case being tried. I do
not believe that a statement that a
belief ui God is necessary in order to
get from a witnerc his knowledge of i
the facts. I understand, of course,
that at present behind the law is an
'Continued on page ten >
City To Sell Bonds
To Amount $98,000
S58.IMW1 Are School Bond' And
$40,COO A|> For Water Work'.
Sale October 5.
Ninety-eight thousand dollars
worth of city bonds will be offered
for sale at the city hall at noon on
October 5. the bonds to run over a j
period of years and to bear a rate of :
interest not exceeding six per cent.
Of this amount $58,000 of the i
bonds are to cover the school deficit
that has accumulated over a period
of years in special charter district
No. 33. These bonds were authorized
by vote of the people a few months
ago will not cover the accumulated
deficit amounting to approximately
$70,000 as revealed by the audit, re
cently made by certified accountants :
and published in The Star.
The remainder of the oond sale. I
amounting to $40,000 is to pay for i
repairs and improvements at the I
city water station. Work on repair
| ing the pumps and making certain
improvements was started under the
last administration end has Just
1 been completed.
The legality of the bonds has been
| approved by the well known bond
attorneys, Messrs. Storey. Thorn
dike. Palmer and Dodge of Boston.
Mass. The city reserves the right to
j reject all bids,
I _____.
Key Gone, Thieve*
Abandon Stolen Car
Mrs Julius Elliott, who lives with
her brother J. H Ponder on Nortn
j LaFayette street, carried the key to
' her Chevrolet car with her into the
house last night, and fpr that rea
son she still owns a car today.
This morning the car was miss
ing from its parking place in the
backyard. Deputy Ed Dixon war
called and after learning that the
| car was locked he started hu search
out the Casar road. Down at the
foot of the Hopper s park hill he
found the car abandoned by the 1
roadside The thieves apparently
rolled the car down the hill hoping j
it would start. When the motor
failed to start, it was apparently 1
Lutheran Mascot,
Black Bear, Not
T o Visit Shelby
Hickory—'Frisky', (hr Moun
tain Bear of thr Lenolr-Rhynr
college ramp, will not arrom
pany thr Mountain Rrar foot
hall squad to Shrlhy Saturday
for thr T. C. game at thr fair.
( oach tiurlry announced to
Thr hrftv black boar, which
ha s a drn on thr college
campus, weighs too much to
lake along with thr tram on
road trips, hut will hr seen on
thr ftrld for local gamrs.
(Othrr sport nrws will hr
found on pagr three of The
Star today. Details of the
opening game for Shrlbv high,
and the big college game here
Saturday. I
New Highway
May Stop At
S. C. "Border?
Report* Are That New Highuav
South Ha* No Way To Get
Out Of State.
The new state highway. No 1A.
from Shrlbv south to the South
Carolina line may one of these days
find itself all dressed up with no
where to go.
In fact, the dressing, or the top
soil, is on now, but reports have it
that the newlv constructed highway
about the routing of which there
was considerable controversy, has
no outlet so far into South Carolina
after it reaches the state line—and
it Is already there
Where the new highway strikes
the South Carolina line there is no
state highway in South Carolina in
which the new road may pour out
Its traffic. When the highway was
decided upon an agreement of some
kind was reached with South Caro
lina highway officials whereby the
understanding was that the sister
state to the south would build a
road which would connect with the
new North Carolina highway and
carry the traffic to the Dravo
bridge, where the road would cross
the river and tap the South Caro
lina highway.
But therein comes the Jonah, as
the reports have it. At present
South Carolina announcements have
It that state is not ready to build
a connecting road between the point
whore highway No. 18 hits the bor
der and the Dravo bridge. The'i;
is a’road on the South Carolina
side which could connect with the
new highway it is said and serve
as a part of the link until another
is built by that state, but the re
ports have it that this road is a
plantation road, not a public road,
and that the plantation owner is
unwilling to permit the use of his
(Continued on page ten '
Wet Weather Fails
To Keep Thousands
Away On First Day
Officials Estimate That 38,000 People Pass
ed Through Gates On First Day Of Cleve
land County’s Sixth Fair. Finest Array Of
Exhibits And Displays.
Tuesdav was fall day for Cleveland nn<1 adjoining counties despite
the wrathei man, and today officials of the Cleveland county fair esti
mate that at least 38.000 people passed through the gates on opening
day Tuesday to w lines., the biggest fair array assembled during the six
rears of Jhe countv institution.
Admission Price At
Fair Is Not Boosted
Reports Spread About County Of
IIiKtier Admission Saturday
Are erroneous.
It will cost no more to enter
the Cleveland County Fair on
Friday and Saturdav than It
does lor anv other day In the
week This announcement is
made by fair officials after
they learned that a report, per
haps started by an enemy of
the fair, had been circulated
over the county saying that
the admission price would be
higher for thosr two days.
I.ihewise fair officials want
the people of the rnuntv to
know that no admission charge
is made for entering and In- I
■peeling all the exhibit halls,
booths, displays, and farm
shows. Similar reports were
broadcast that admission to thr
exhibit halls was being charg
i County Writer Gets
Eye Of Big Publisher
Knopf Firm Write* Cash About
Writing Book On South For
Mr W J Cash, of Boiling
Springs, who wrote the caustic bio
graphy of the gentleman from
Newbern for a late issue of The j
American Mercury, and whose ar- j
tide entitled "The Southern Mind,
appears in the current issue of M:
Menckens almanac, Saturday re
ceived a letter from the publishing
house of Knopf, calculated to make ’
him take a hitch in his belt.
The letter was from Mrs, Blanch" j
Knopf, vice president of the pub-1
lishing house, which is one of the '
best known in the country, telling
Cash she had read his article on
"The Southern Mind" and was so
impressed with it. she would like
to inquire if he had plans for writ
ing a book Thus the prestige of this
newest Cleveland county author ex
pands. It happens but seldom that
a writer is asked to pen a book on
the strength of two magazine ar
About 14,000 School
Children, Cleveland
See Fair Tuesday
Approximately 14.000 Cleveland,
county school children and teachers
took in the opening day of th ?
Cleveland County Fair here yester
day as free guests of the fair.
Prof. J. H. Grigg says that near
14,000 tickets were distributed from
his office while scores of children
were admitted at the fair ground.
This figure, of course, does not
, include the hundreds of school chil
! dren from adjoining counties, in
both Carolinas. who were also ad
mitted free on opening day
Old Train Wreck Injury Now
Giving Gov. Gardner Worry
Time When Gardner Almost Has
Killed Recalled By Pain
In Rack.
Raleigh, — Governor Gardners
bones ached this week with the
accumulation of H years and nis
excellency suffered more pain than
he has had during all the admin
istration ;
The kirks which edi'orial writers
give him do not hurt much. -He
has been reading the papers re
ligiously and is pleased with the
treatment hr has received. The kick;
do not hurt. But that old injury
received the night before the
Thanksgiving game between Vir
ginia and University of North Caro
I hna in 1915 comes back during bad
weather The governor's nearly brok- :
i cn back worried him today.
Governor Gardner was riding in
a deeper on his wav to Richmond
H years ago and his. train was sidr
trarked in the Salisbury yards. Fn
gineer A TankerSle.v, pulling raw (
Southern's best train, tore into the)
Richmond sleeper and drove 30 odd j
feet through the wooden ear. Mr
tContinued on page ten.)
This record attendance came
through a maze of handicaps. Prac
tically all day there was a slight but
steady drizzle of rain and many
spots about the 56-acre fair tract
were blankned In mud. But open
ing day was school day and thou
sands of school children took advan
tage of free admission and attended
along with parents and relatives.
Back Again Today.
First indications today were that
it would be another discouraging
wet day to dampen the enthusiasm
of what promised to be a record
fair week for any one county In the
south, but the weather man fore
cast fair weather for the afternoon
Rnd for Thursday, and early th(i
morning highway 20. both east and
west, was thronged with packed
cars heading for the fair grouna*.
Yesterday's mammoth crowd gave
the fair, more colorful than eve:
before, valuable advertising and
with fair weather for the remaining
days the event may as yet stack up
iu greatest success.
The Fashion Show.
Practically the same program of
exhibits. Judging. farm shows
amusements, racing, free acts and
fireworks will hold sway tomorrow
Then on Friday comes the event
the women of this section have been
planning and preparing for weeks
the cotton fashion show. At 9:30
Friday morning the fashion parade,
with society taking a hand, will
show to the thousands that dain\v
womanhood can still be garbed in
cotton and be beautifully dressed*
and beautiful.
Football Saturday.
The hig feature of the closing
day Saturday will be the section's
first college football clash. The
game, starting at 2:15 will be play
ed between the Mountain Bears ut
Lenotr-Rhyne college, coached by
Dick Gurley, and the Presbyterian
college eleven. of Clinton. S. C..
coached by Walter Johnson, one of
the south's most successful coaches.
The South Carolina elgven holds
the odds but the hundreds planning
to see the game know- that th»
Lutheran eleven from Lenoiv
Rhyne will make a great fight in its
first contest with the famous and
scrapping P! C. eleven. The upper
end of the big grandstand. that
portion nearest the playing field, in
the infield of the race track, will
be used to seat spectators. while
hundreds of others will be turned In
the gates to the sidelines in the in
side of the race infield.
rs. iterora t. rowa.
"There Isn't any doubt but what
the gigantic crowd last night was
the largest ever packed in the fair
ground,” Dr. J. S. Dorton. fair sec
retary. said today, "and during ths
day yesterday the gatekeepers and
other workers about the ground tell
me the crowd was practically ~.s
large as attended on opening day
Isfst year. That being the case we
estimate this morning that between
37.000 and 40,000 people were at the
fair yesterday. That's not so bad
you know, considering the weather,
and I think mo3t of them enjoy'd
the day. If the weather man will
give us a bit. of sunshine we'll give
them more pleasure and enjoyment
during the remaining days. Just
think what a crowd we might havj
entertained had it not been for the
rain—but there are other days
during the week and it seems as if
Cleveland county fair is so well
known already that rainy weather
will hot keep them away.”
Ail the new conveniences and ad
ditions since last year- met with the
approval of the big crowd, and the
livestock exhibits, the farm displays,
the commercial booths, the shows,
and the amusement features wer*
highly praised by scores and score*
of people, many of them from sec
tion miles distant from Shelby.
(Note: Detailed accounts of the
farm and commercial displays wit!
be found on page two of this issue h

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