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VOL. XXXV, No. 115
SHELBY, N. C.
LATE NEWS
The Martels.
Colton, Spot ..... 1*c
Cotton Seed, per bu.. tie
Cloudy Saturday?
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Cloudr tonight and Satur
day. Showers in west portion to
night and in west and central por
tions Saturday.
160 Entries In
Big Cotton Show
Wearing Apparel Made From Cotton
Goods Shown Today At The
County Fair.
A feature at the county fair this
morning was the cot top fashion
show, promoted in the Interest of
the cotton industry of the south to
demonstrate what pretty, useful and
attractive wearing apparel might
be made from cotton
There were 160 nr rnorr entries:
dresses for house, street, party and
all other occasions The response on
the part of women who sew was
most, gratifying but of course tire
weather was disappointing and this
morning the promoters v.ere won
dering whether to stage the cotton
fashion show in front of thp grand
stand as planned, or hold it in the
exhibit hall, because of the wet.
At any rate the fashion show was
held this morning and manikins
displayed the beautiful array of
dresses made for tlris occasion
They competed for fifteen valuable
prizes, divided into five, classes with
three prizes in each class The priz
es were given by the textile plants
and amount to several hundred dol
lars in value.
Streams Flooded In
Cleveland By Rains;
Rutherford Damage
Many Cleveland County Streams
Out Of Their Banks Today.
Rutherford Flooded,
Many Cleveland county streams,
rivers and creeks,, were out of their
banks early today and flooding ad
jacent. lowlands. due to a heavv
downpour of rain Wednesday night
and all day Thursday.
Considerable damage has been
done, farmers say. to crops in the
lowlands, while the steady rains of
recent days have started cotton
bolls to rotting.
In Rutherford County.
Rutherfordton. Sept. 26.—Ruth
erford eounty was visited by th>
heaviest, downpour of rain it has
had since the flood of August, 1923.
today. It rained hard and continu
ously for more than 12 hours and
is still raining at intervals Thurs
day night. Much damage has bem
don# to roads and bridges, cron:,
especially cotton and bottom corn.
Mountain Creaic, about four miles
west of here on highway 20 was out
of banks at noor. today Botttom
land on Green and Broad rivers,
also Second Broad river is tnun
rlate-f af al n’arPs
One flood gate at Lake Lure was
raised at 10 o'clock th’t morning
and lowered about 4:15 this after
noon. Soon after it was raised
water covered portions of highway
No. 20 a foot or more. It was feared
there would be landslide?, or. the
mountain between Chimney Rock
and Fairview. but none of a serious
nature had been reportsd at night
fall. Cotton is rotting in many
fields, as there has been practical’v
no sunshine since Saturday in this
section.
Permit Cotton To
Dry, Experts Urge
Raleigh.—Cotton farmers should
go slow both in picking and ginning
cotton unless they want to lose
from $5 to $25 a bale, according
to P. B. Blalock, manager of the
North Carolina Cotton Growers Co
operative association, who states
that most of the cotton received so
far is badly gin-cut because of be
ing ginned either too green or too
wet. As a result, this gin-cut cotton
Is selling for from $5 to $25 a bale
less than undamaged cotton.
"If cotton is ginned too green,
or if the cotton is wet when gin
ned, the process of ginning cuts up
the fibres and greatly lessens the
value of the cotton,” said Mr. Bla
lock “For this reason, we are urg
ing all gtnners to slow up as much
»\ possible and gin rotton only
« hen it 1s ripe and dry"
R W. Shoffner, Cleveland coun
ty farm agent, adds his appeal to
that of Mr. Blalock in urging farm
ers not to gin their cotton while it
is green or wet. “Since ft has been
raining so much recently I hope the
farmers of this county will store
their cotton until it is thoroughly
dry before ginning it. thus pre
venting it from getting gin-cut,"
Mr. Shoffner says. I know in some
instances it will be hard to hold
the rotton bark, hut their is mou
to be gainer] |iv fL'ino -a thail t;
ruthing it to the gin wet.'
Fair Weather Boosts Final Fair Days
First National Bank Invited To
Join In Billion Dollar Merger
Pres. Blanton
In New York
Investigation
Two Have Tnurr To Art. Would
Involve 43 Banks In N. C.
And New York.
The First National hank of
Shelby. one of the strongest
banking institutions in this ter
ritory, has been invited to join
the Marine Midland corpora
tion. a holding and manage
ment corporation, now being
organized in New York state
and capitalized at sixty million
dollars. The Marine Midland
would control 51 per rent of the
capital stork of 17 leading
hanks In North Carolina and
K> strong banks in New York
state.
Mr. Blanton In New York.
President C C Blanton of the
local bank Is in New York going
thoroughly into the matter with
other officials of the various insti
tutions. It is understood Mr. Blan
ton was granted authority to act for
the bank at a recent meeting of the
board of directors, what action in
takes to be sanctioned, of course, by
the stockholders.
In the event the merger goes
through, it is understood that the
combined resources of the Novi r
Carolina and New York banks in
volved in all probability will reach
the billion-dollar mark.
I Mr J. Elw-ood Cox, president of
| the Commercial National Bank o'
I High Point, invited officials of the
j North Carolina banks he wished to
include in the merger into a con
i ference at. High Point a week ago
I and at, that meeting the First Na
. tional of Shelby was not represent
i cd. but Mr. Blanton reached Nev/
i York yesterday tor a thorough in
vestigation before taking any steps
involving the First National of
Shelby.
At. the First National Bank here
this morning officials had nothing
to divulge other than what had ap
i peared in the daily newspapers and
| the fart that Mr. Blanton was in
; New York to make a thorough in
I vestigatmn before he will decide
1 whether to recommend the merger
, to the stockholders of the local in
1 sUtution.
Mr. J. Elwood Cox cave out the
following list, of banks invited in’o
the gigantic merger:
Greensboro Bank and Trust com
pany.
Commercial National bank, High
Point.
Fidelity bank, of Durham
Wayne National bank, Goldsboro.
Commercial National bank. Rr
Icigh.
Merchants and Farmers National
bank. Charlotte.
First National bank, Salisbury.
First National bank. Thomasville.
Bank of North Wijkesboro, North
Wilkesboro.
Elkin National bank. Elkin.
First National bank, Morganton.
First National bank. Marion,
i First National bank. Hickory,
i Bank of Lenoir, of Lenoir
First National bank, Wadesbora
fContinued on page ten.)
Rafe King Appeal
Planned By Lawyers
Conference Held Yesterday At Yor*
—Plea To Reach High Court
In December.
York. Sept. 26.—Attorneys for
Rafe King, the carrying out of the
death sentence on whom has been
held up pending the outcome of ar.
appeal to the state supreme court
for a new trial, had a conference
in the offiee of MrDow and Shand
here today preparatory to perfect
ing their appeal. The appeal can
not reach the supreme court before
December 1. and possibly not till
later it is said.
Attorneys present at the confer
ence were Clyde Hoey and B. T
Fal's of Shelby, James II. Glenn
and John M. Hemphill of Chester
and Thomas F. MrDow and Robe:1
W. Shand of York.
King was convicted of" the mur
»}<?* of his v ife. f-a' p \\T 1:1 King
at the July term of court in Chr -
ter.
i
Considers Merger
Mr. ('has. C. Blanton, president of
thr Shelby First National, is in
New York for a ronfrrrnie rejard
iti* thp billion dollar bank merger
whirh may inrlude the Shelbv in
stitution. (Star I’lioto.,
Lattimore Votes To
Sell Its Light Plant
_ i
Only Six Voles Cast Against The
Sale Of Plant To Southern
Public Utilities.
Only six votes were cast against
.the sale of the Lattimore electric
light plant to the Southern Public
Utilities company in an election
here at Lattimore Thursday As a
result of the election when 07 vote
were cast in favor of the sale and
six against. the Southern Public
Utilities which owns and operates1
plants in many cities and towns .n
the two Carolina, will take charge
immediately. The sale price was
$13,500.
In order for the election *o carry,
it was necessary to have a major
ity of the registered voters Sixty -
seven votes were cast in favor of
the sale and six against, while 25
did not vote. The vote, therefore,
stood 67 for the sale and 29 against. ,
Fall* Helps To Win
In Big Damage Case
Judge B T. Falls, home from a
three day court trial at Morgantoti.!
tells of assisting local counsel to
win a verdict for one, Joe Eaker.
against the International Shoe
company. for eighteen thousand;
dollars, which is some high figure ;
as jury verdicts go. Baker, working ’
for the International company, suf- '
fered an injury in which his back
was broken.
Stop Parking
Cars At Marion
Street School
City Officials To Make Safety Zone
Of Hanger Spot To
Children.
The most dangerous spot in
Shrlhy for school children—the
street in front of the F.ast
Marion school—Is to be made a
»afety rone hv city officials it
was announced yesterday by
Mayor S. A. MeMurry.
Hereafter patrolmen who go
In the school twice daily to keep
the street clear of jams while
children are loading and un
loading will enforce the park
ing regulations rVrn at the dis
comfort of some parents who
help make the spot dangerous,
and meantime Mayor McMurrv
appeals to parents who hare
children in school there to do
their hit in preventing the snuf
fing out of some young life.
No Curb Tarklnt.
A year nr two ago city officials j
realized that the street in front of '
the school was a very dangerous |
spot, especially in the morning and ;
at noon, and a regulation was pass
ed forbidding any parking or stop
ping of cars on the school side of
the street. With the opening of
school this year motorists began
disregarding the regulations again
and just before school takes up In
the morning parked cars have lined
both sides of the narrow ■ street
leaving a very narrow driveway for
cars going both directions and mak- :
ing the small lane an unusually
dangerous spot for children to cross
During the recent rainy weather
the traffic jams in front of the
school have increased Many people
bringing their children to school
have been parking on the schorl
side so that, the children might save j
a few steps in reaching the build
ing while others, obeying the regu
lations. parked on the opposite, the
«.-o rows of cars practically filling !
the street.
Parking signs and lines for the j
area in front of the school are now
being prepared, emphasizing that
there must, be no parking on the
school side of the street, and the
policemen sent to the school will be
ordered to enforce the regulation,
says the City Hall announcement
" Parents should gladly cooperate ;
in this movement, for it is to pro- !
teet thP lives of their children—-and
for that purpose alone.'" Mayor Mr
Murry says.
Rabbits are being used ext.wish e
ly in Russia as a sourre of me-h 1
supply. ;
Jimison Demoted, Shake-Up In \
Lawyers In New Alder holt Case
Flowers Head# Defense Counsel. Hoey Re
mains For State. Trial
Monday.
Dr.vu' ..reanization of the lctja!;
line-up-, : t;-y the sensational Ader- !
holt murder case when it is re
sumed here Monday, including the
supplanting of Tom P. Jimiscn by
J. Frank Flowerr as rhief defense !
counsel and t,h<' dropping of six
of the 11 prosecution lawyers, was
divulged as both sid*v annoriv.-d;
their readinets for resumption of
the trial. i
The ciiminuti'e former Metho
dist preacher v ho since 'he be -
ginning of tlie labor (revile n*;
Gastonia about April 1 ha< br.t
the right-hand legal support of
strikers and strike leaders yes
terday afternoon admitted that he ,
had been asked, as he expressed
it. “to assume a miner role hi
the defense" and added tiiat ne ,
had agreed qui*;• wi!'.:::|v. IJ? '•
■aid relief from the- iv r ; itii’ity '
of directing the defer, e was "ve: y. |
welcome.” The request, he said, had
keen made by J. Lot sis Engdahl.
•vretary of ;lie- intern- >nal i,ari
hor detriv-r prvl Poger F.alde ip
director of Civil LiberUei union.
Five lawyers, tw * . .. them from
Charlotte, it was alto learned last
night, will conduct the prosecu
tion of the cases against Fred Er
win Beal and his 15 associates
charged with the murder of O F.
Adcrhoit. Gastonia police chief
killed June 7 at the former ten;
colony of strikers at Gastonia. The
other six. all of Gastonia, will not
further participate in the case. The
fi\c who will continue will be
Solicitor John G. Carpenter, em
r>’.oy*d by the state, end Jake F. j
Newell and E T. Cansler. sr.. of !
Charlotte. Clyde Hoev. Shelby, and j
A. G. Mangum, Gastonia, the lat- S
ter four employed Ijv Gaston coun- 1
ty- ■„
The six other attorneys, who It !
v.as understood. felt that they j
should not continue longer in the j
use since they hud already av- ‘
CompUshed the work for which they
had been employed and would no; j
be needed especially in the actual !
Irial. arc A. I,. Bilhvmklc R
Gregs Glien-v A. !r Wot'r. F R
Warren. G. B Mason and E 5 ,
I
f)I<l I inters Meet for Series
Eddie Collins Heft), former member of Connie Mack's "Million Dollar
Infield" drops in on the veteran manager to shake hands and cheer the
Quake,- tram on to victory. "Eddie” and Connie are both sure that once
more "the bacon" will be brought home to Philadelphia.
International Newircd
Livestock, Poultry
Shows Largest Yet
Over 1,000 Birds In Poultry Show. Good
Horses, Hogs, Mules. The
Winners.
The !.> i nd poultry depart
ments of ihe present county fair
'•■•ere the largest, exhibits in botn
departments ever shown here, de
spite the inclement weather, accord
ing to the department directors.
In the poultry show, of ivhich
Rev. J. W Suttle is director, thef';
were 1.002 entries, 200 more than
last year There was also a hie in
crease in entries In the rattle de
partment directed by Tom Corn
's ell.
Poultry Winners.
Champions in the hie poultry
show, not including single entry
winners, were as follows.
Best pen in show—Sam M Flack
Forest City. White Wyandot’es.
Best male bird— W C Hamrick.
Boiling Spring White Rock.
Best female m show—John T.
Borders, Shelby R-7. Rhode Island
Red.
Best young pen In show—Rev. A ;
G Melton. Boiling Springs. Barred
Rocks.
Best old male in show—Forrest I
Stewart, Clover, S. C Dark Brown I
Leghorn.
Best old female in show—John
L. Borders. Rhode Island Red
The entries in the poultry build-'
hi? included chickens. pheasant. .1
turkeys, ducks, rabbits, guinea pig?
white rats, a possum and kittens,
C attle Show.
Winners in the Jersey cattle sin
gle entry class for the county fol
low :
Senior champion bull—C. C.
Whim ant, Polkville.
Junior champion bull — Holland
Dixon, Kings Mountain. Route 2
Grand champion • hull —C. C
Whisnant.
Senior champion row—R, G
Adams, Latthnore
Junior champion cow—Walter
Dixon. Kings Mountain. Route 2
Grand champion sow—Walter
Dixon.
In the North Carolina open for
Jerseys the following were ribbon
\\ inners:
Senior champion bull -H P Rob
inson. Granite Falls.
Junior champion bull —Holland
Dixon. Kings Mountain, route 2.
Grand champion bull, senior chant
pion cow’, junior champion cow,
grand champion cow'—all won by
H. P. Robinson, of Granite Falls.
Grand champion Guernsy bull—
W. P. Dixon. Kings Mountain,
route 2
Ferguson Big Winner.
In the Hereford class:
Senior champion bull. grand
champion bull, senior, junior and
grand champion cows—T VV Fer
guson. of Ferguson, in Avery coun
ty. Mr. Ferguson to reach the far
here rbnvr hjs herd or fine rattl- ,
-’0 nnlcs to rcacii a railioad whetcj
his fait Ip might be shlped to Shel
by.
Junior champion bull—K. C Wise
Altnmont. Avery county;
Phillips brothers. of Ingalls
Avery county, had the best herd of
sheep exhibited with 35. and also
the only short horn entries in the
show.
A C Wharton, of the Reynolds
Farms. Winston-Salem. Was the
judge for the dairy cattle, while
R. H Ruffner, of State college
(Continued on page tend
Two Associations To
Hold Joint Meeting
Sandy Hun And Kings Mountain
Associations To Meet At
Bolling Springs.
Tire Sandy Run Baptist associa
tion mil meet with the Sandy Run
church at Mooresboro. October 9
and in On the afternoon of the~fffh
a $otnt session will be held with
the Kings Mountain association *i
Boiling .Springs. The latter will
meet October fi-9 at Boiling
Springs. This will be an important
and large meeting of the Baptists
of this section of the .state
Expect Big Crowd
For Closing Day
Program Of Fair
Two f ootball Teams
Ready For Contest
Here On Saturday
College Elevens Will Arrive In Shel
hv Saturday Morning. l.uth
eran Star Hurt.
The two football elevens, which
will pci form In Shelby's fimt
college football game, are ready
for 1’irir clash tomorrow after
noon at 2:15 at the Cleveland
county fair grounds. Word from
Ilirkory today statrd that Dirk
Curley had his l.rnoir-Rhyne
Mountain Hears groomed for
the contest, while Walter John
son will bring to Shelby one of
the fastest elevens ever sent
out bv the fighting Presbyter
ian college.
The only discordant note prior to
Hie game was the news today that
‘Rar.z" Miller, star renter for Ie
noir-Rhyne. has fractured his teg
and will likely be out for the sea
son
The game will start. In the race
l trark infield. between 2 15 and
2 30 in the afternoon. No extra aJ- |
mission price will be chtirged at
the gate but there will be a charge
for grandstand seats as for the
horse races
The two elevens are considered
pretty well halnnced and Shelby's
first college encounter should be a
ntp-and-tuclc gridiron performance.
Both teams will arrive in Shelby
Saturday morning, and both may
take a workout before the game A
big portion of the Lenoir-Rhyne
student body will be down for the
, game, while many of the P. C. stu
I dents will accompany their eleven
Mooresboro Votes
On Sale Of Plant
Town 1» Offered 118.5(H) For Us
Electrlr Light Plant. Vote
October 30th.
j ... . —
j Mooresboro has been offered
$18,500 for its electric light plant
- and to determine whether the
; town will sell o’- not, the toivn of
ficials have called an election to be
held October 30 at which time the
registered voters will decide R G.
Burrus Is mayor and R. W. Me- I
Braver is town clerk.
On yesterday the town of Lattl- !
more held an el ection at which time |
the voters authorized the sale of j
the light plant of that town to the j
Southern Public Utilities company I
for 818,500. Toe Southern Publi'- J
Utilities company t* a subsidiary of j
the Southern Power company and
proposes to buy the plant at
Mooresboro.
Judges Say Fair Exhibits
Most Attractive Yet Seen
Frizes Are Awarded—Bethlehem.
Polkville And McDaniel Win
Swcrpstakes.
‘‘We've never seen such attractive
booths at any fair.” was the unan
imous opinion of the judges who
1 awarded the prizes in the agricul
tural hall at Cleveland county';
I sixth and largest fair on yesterday.
The building Is filled to the limit
even after additional space was pro
. tided by the octagon shaped dome
1 which connected the agricultural
hall with the manufacturers hall. I
Booth Winners.
Bethlehem community booth won !
sweepstakes for the best community 1
booth; Folkiille sweepstakes for the
best woman's club booth and T F.
McDaniel of near Kings Mountain
sweepstakes for the best farm
booth.
Community booth prizes were
awarded us follows: Bethlehem ,
first: Waco second and Saint Paul
third.
Individual farm booths. J P. Mc
Daniel of near Kings Mountain ■
first; Beam Brothers of Waco sec- J
ond; R, L. Faker of Gaston count \
third
Ladir: booth, home demolish a-_
lion work: Folkville first: Bethle
hem second; El Bethel third.
School booths—-Earl first: Falls
ton second and Belwood third.
It is impossible to give the indivi
dual winnings for thousands of en
tries were made and with prizes
amounting to $6,000 or more
The beautiful display of flowers
under the dom" between the two
exhibit halls, make a most attractive
setting, while festooned over the
building are white and blue crepe
paper strips, adding to the color
ful scene.
Thp following out of town judges
passed in the exhibits on this hall:
Miss Edna Draper of Gastonia, Miss
Elizabeth CorncliUs of Lexington;
Mrs. John Abernethy and Mrs. Kale j
of Lincolnton. Messrs. Darst and
McLean.
Apologies To Waco.
In giving a list of the booths In
Wednesday's Star, the name of j
Waco was overlooked in transcribing I
tile notes taken as the Star rep-!
resentative went through the aisles!
on the day before the fair. Waco I
was present this year with a com- 1
rnunity booth that won second
prize. Last year Waco won first and
of course should receive due credit. ]
Center Program
About Saturday
Because Of Rain
Throng Kept Away By Rain Fot
Two Day* Are Bark Today.
More Saturday.
With the sun beaming dowo
upon the big fair tract today fop
the first time since the opening of
(he sixth Cleveland county fair, of
ficials this morning estimated that
a record attendance would be sat
up for the two clostng days and
nights, today and tomorrow.
uuf uj hip NM’aav uownpour nr
rain nn events were put on Thurs
day with the main portions of the
program of amusement being shift
ed over and concentrated for today
and Saturday. With the rain ceas
ing last night a large crowd braved
the weather to attend the fireworks
and night program. and if the
weather remains good today and
tomorrow it is hop^d that the at
tendance for three of the five day*
will make up for the two days
which were practically rained out.
Some One-Day Show.
"The people who visit the fair
Saturday, If it rains no more, will
certainly get their money's wortrt
and we are expecting them." says
Dr. Dorton. fair secretary. "Of
course, we cannot be blamed fer
the heavy downpour Thursday
which kept hundreds away. but
because the program of one day
was cancelled we are giving those
who attend Friday and Saturday
night three days and a little more
boiled into two big days. There will
be very few minutes Friday even
ing and all day Saturday when
there isn't something exciting go
ing on."
About the county it Is said that
the hundreds who remained away
Wednesday and Thursday because
of wet weather will all be in at
tendance Friday evening and Sat
urday, Such being the case gate
keepers at the fair grounds are
preparing today to handle tha
fair's record crowd tomorrow and
tomorrow night.
A feature of the program thtg
morning was the attractive cotton
fashion show, while the horse race*
were back on the program thla
afternoon. Tonight the big fire
works display, which has been at
tracting the largest crowds of the
fair so far. will go on at the usual
hour.
Saturdays’ Program.
The final day program Is packed
and jammed with features. Out
standing among the features will
be the section’s first college foot
ball game in the afternoon be
tween Lenlr-Rhyne college, of
Hickory, and the Presbyterian col
lege eleven, of Clinton, South Car
olina. The game will be played In
the infield of the race track where
it may be conveniently seen from
the big grandstand.
Saturday night the fireworks dis
play which will climax the fair will
be the mast brilliant and spectacu
lar yet seen here. “It’s the last
night,” fair officials say. "and
we're going to shoot the whole
works."
Brother H. C. Long
Passes In Alabama
Mr. Henry C Long, one of the
proprietors of the Cleveland Cigar
store, left Shelby yesterday for
Huntsville, Alabama, where he was
called by the. death of his brother,
Mr. Horace Long. The deceased was
an elder brother of the Shelby man
and was an optometrist.
CATERPILLAR IMPLEMENTS
ARE SHOWN AT THE FAIR i
The only exhibit outside the ex-i j
hibit halls at the county fair ig 1
that of the Caterpillar Tractor Co. 1
and these implements are being
shown outside because all available
space in the buildings was taken.
Mr. S. G. Maxwell who lives on
Hillcrest avenue is the local repres
entative of this company and Is m
-barke nf the exhibit - bowing, '.rac*
Lors. plows and harrows
    

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