VOL. XXXV, No. 119
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY. OCT. 7. 1929.
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Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Partly cloudy and warmer
tonight. Tuesday fair.
By Strikers In
Dead Men Shot In Bark, Witness
Says. Also Says Sheriff Fired.
Probe On Today.
Marion. Oct. 7.—Interest in the
state's investigation of the riot a*,
the Marion Manufacturing com
pany's plant here on Wednesday,
which resulted in five men Irvine
their lives momentarily shifted to
Raleigh over the week-end where
Governor Gardner conferred with
Resume [robe Todav.
The formal investigation of the
fight which followed an unexpected
strike among night shift works's
will begin again this afternoon.
The mass of testimon1;/ already
gathered by Judge Hardin; has
come almost entirely from strike! s
and strike sympathizeres Pi actio
ally all the witnesses heard nave
testified that Sheriff O. A. Aokins.
and his deputies filed the shots
which killed the five strikers. Th"
only witness not a striker or an
open sympathizer with the st*.ike's,
was Douglas Ellar. an Ashoviile
newspaper man.ho said the sound
of the shots had come from where
the sheriff and his deputies ve\c
"They’ were hit in the back." h”
stated I saw four or five people
fail One fellow’ crawled behind a
building after he was shot The
shots sounoed as if they cam” from
a number of guns The sounds
rame from the spot where the sher
iff and his men were located near
the gate of the mill grounds. ’ The
firing began. Eller testified, after
tear gas bombs had been explod”d
by Sheriff O. F. Adkins and his
deputies. and after John Jonas
struck the sheriff with a stick.
J H Russell. a worker in a neigh
boring mill, testified that he had
seen Sheriff Adkins shoot 3am
Vickers. He said that Adkins had
held Vickers with one hand and
shot him in the side. Albeit Noh
lett and Waldon Minish. noth
strikers from the Marion Manufac
turing company’s plant, also testi
fied they had seen the sheriff shbol
Mill Stiill Operating.
The strike, the second which ha»
occurred in the plant within three,
months, came unexpectedly and
until today no one has been found
who was responsible for it haring
been called The mil! is running but
with a short force President Bald
win. of the mill, said that he was
running with about 250 of a normal
force of approximately 600. Labor
leaders said about 150 men and
women were at work
Still Not Found;
County People Aid In Search For
Telephone Lineman At Mr
The bodv of Guy Morehead. 22
year-old young man of Sharon, this
county, -who was drowned earlv last,
Friday at McAdenville In the -Soutii
Fork river, was still in the rite;
early today and could not he lo
cated, according to information
given The Star.
Young Morehead, an employ* of
the Southern Bell Telephone com
pany’, was with another telephone
employe, B. C Lackey. repairing
lines at McAdenville damaged by
the flood, t^ien the boat they w*-e
in capsized. Both started ashore,
but Morehead. handicapped by a
heavy belt filled with tools, failed to
reach the bank. Lackey saw his
companion go down once but when
be tried to reach him Morehead did
not come to the surface again.
Searching parties, including aiv«rs
have been seeking the body since
hut without result Some are of the
opinion that the body may be ie)d
down by the mud, stirred up by the
flood, in the bottom of the rive*.
Sunday numerous peopls from
the Sharon section and other ports
of the county visited McAdenville
and joined in the search. At Sharon
today it v as stated that the last
message coming through to the
young man's parents, Mr. and M’v.
Seth Morehead. last night stated
that the body had not been recover
EASTERN STAR MEETING
HERE TUESDAY NIGHT
A regular meeting of the lacal
chapter of the Eastern Star will be
held Tuesday night at 7:30. ii is an
nounced by officers cf the order.
Chain Store Buys Out j
Paragon Here; Will
Change First Of Year \
One Of Shelby's Leading And Old
est Department Stores To
Be Chain Unit,
That the Paragon Department
store has been sold to a big 'chain
organiation. the deal to beco i r ef
fective the first of the year, was the
sum of what this community will
undoubtedly consider a startling
statement, made by William Line
berger to The Star on Saturday,
Mr. Lincbcrger, who, with ,M. A
Spangler and Joe E, Nash, own the
department store, would not divulge
the name of the purchasing organ
ization But the fact that the three
partners were seen one day last
week in conference • in a well
known chain store in Chariot®
lends color to the belief that »t Is
this organization, by no means un
known in Shelby; which will take
over the business.
A Paragon Sale.
The sale. Mr. Liaicbarger expiain
"od. will Include only the store lease
• fifteen years* and the fixtures.
The Paragon will sell out the stork,
including the furniture, he:wrctr.
now and the first of the year.
This sale, it was announced will
start on the seventeenth of this
"We will sell everything." said the
head of the Paragon.’ discussing the
deal with The Star. We are getting
out completely We are even sel'ing
the furniture, and will discon'inue
the Paragon bargain place "
Asked the reason for such a dras
tic step, the banker replied
‘ It is due to the fact that we are
anxious to get out of business Last
year we did a two hundred thou
sand dollar business, so that we have
been successful, and patronage is
growing; it is very encouraging But
we simply don't care to continue to
operate the big store "
Messrs. Lineberger. Spangler and
, Nash have been operating the Par
agon something over two years, tak
ing the business over in August.
1927. after the death of W L. Fan
Girl Of 19 Fail* To
Get License To Marry
40*Yr.-Old Man Here
Morganton Couple Did Not Have
Permission Of Girl's Parents,
A 19-year-o!d Morganton sir!
j who came here Saturday with her
40-year-cld sweetheart, alsa of
Morganton, failed in her aim of br
ooming a bride before she left, and
when she departed from Shelbv,
perhaps for South Carolina and the
I beginning of marital bliss, she was
! still single.
j Before applying at the office of
' Register of Deeds Andy Newton for
marriage 1.cense the couple visited
the office of a local physician and
passed the required physical tests,
-but questioning by„Register Newton
brought out the information that
the girl, described by court house
attendants as unusually beautiful,
i was only 19.
The register then informed the
couple that the license could not be
i issued without the consent of the
parents of the prospective bride
This consent they did not have,
j- "Then you'll have to post a no
tice of your intention to wed wilh
me for five days before I can issue
the license,'' Register Newton tokj.
the middle-aged lover and bW
‘■'We don't care to do that," they
answered ir. leaving. And they were
out the cost of the physical exam
ination which would not be requir
ed if they motored on to the South
1 Carolina Gretna Green
Club Women To Hold
Meet In Rutherford
Tbe district federation of Wom
an's clubs will be held in the Meth
odist church in Rutherfordvon on
Thursday. October 10
All club women from federated
| clubs, and all home demonstration
! club women are urged to be rv.: ;ent
j at this meeting Mrs. Wallace, home
' demonstration agent, is espe Tilly
anxious to have a repress'd'ation
from each club to attend, as.-sh? will
I lie unable to be there on acc’*' .f of
I -cltfng the. county exhibit to the
Messers. Lee B. Weather'. Henry
I Kendall, Henry Weather; and
j Miss Caroline HI maun ir • •ntled
mile Duke-Pitt game til IVmhnn.
Blease Down On
Breaking Up Of
Thinks Washington Police Or ntr
Too Much Time To Bothering
Washington — Senator Blease
Democrat, South Carolina, thinks
Washington police are too nniMi
concerned over liquor and "petting .'
Urging a senate investigation o'
the police department, brought un
der severe criticism in the my:-..pit
over the death of young Mrs. Vir- :
ginta McPherson, he said
"If there is one type of polremar
I hate it's the type that, armed
with a flashlight, will sneak op on
some boy and girl making love in
"Why. you can't stop “a thing like
that, and its foolish to try!
"Yet some policemen do f to fat
ten their, records, even though they j
have to drag some- young girl s
name through the mud
As to arrests for drunkenness, he
"What's the sense in arresting a
man because he's got a few .odu'es
aboard? If he's minding his busi-!
ness and on his way. he ought to be
left alone Of course if he's not. he
ought to be arrested."
For Lions Club
Held In Shelby
District Governor Presents Charter
At Friday Night Meeting.
Sanders Is Speaker.
The charter night program of .he
newly organized Shelby Lions club
was held Friday night at the Hotel
Charles ancfwas attended by about
100 Lions of several towns and in
vited guests, including Ed S. Whita
ker, of Gastonia, district governoi
of the Lions club organization
The presentation of the charter
was by District Governor Whitaker
and the acceptance by Claude
Grose, president of the Shelbv club
The musical program for the eve
ning was contributed by the Shelby
high school orchestra and by Mis
A1 Bennett. Greetings to the new
civic club were offered by Dr. E. B.
Lattimore, president of the Kiwan
is club, and by Carl Thompson,
president of the Rotary club
* The principal address was made
by Wade Sanders, well known
Delegations from Lions clubs of
the following cities were here for
the charter program Charlotte,
Gastonia. Morganton and Lenoir
Clayde Grose is president of the
local club: Joe Turner. firs vice
president; Bill Osborne, second vice
president;; Dr. D. F. Moore, third
vice president; Arthur Bcnoy, sec
retary treasurer; A1 Bennett, lion
tamer; and Shine Blanton. tail
twister The directors are D H.
C. Dixon. Dr. Robert L. Wilson, Ed
McCurry end Frank Kendall
City Sells Bonds
$90,000 Is Amount
Rond* Rear Five And A Half Per
Cent Interest. Twelve
Ninety thousand dollars worth j
municipal bonds were sold Saturday 1
by the city of Shelby, the bonds to I
bear five and a half per cent in
terest and each Issue bringing a
small premium. There were a dozen
bids submitted when the bids were
opened at the city hall on Saturday
The $58,000 school bond issue w is
sold to Kelman and company of
St. Paul, Miss, at par and a prem
ium of $341
The $10,000 water works bond i:*
-ue was sold, to-White-Phillips Co,
of Davenport., Iowa at par and a1
premium of $308.42. The legal opin- '
ion and printing of the bond, was
paid for by the city.
Born to Mr and Mrs. (' i vvi!
n on Saturday, Octpbci j, a son ,
Funeral of Strikers Killed at Marion
Funeral of the four Marion, N. strikers who were |
killed during: the recent disorders in that ritv when the |
Sheriff and his deputies are alleged to have fired into
a crowd of union worker*.
Supt. Smith Says Noon Lunch
Would Solve Rainy Day Problems
Two Sessions Every Day Remove?
I'neeriainty In Mind? Of
Parents And Pupils.
Tr. compliance with the request of
The Star. Capt B L Smith. sUDft -
intendent of schools. explain? the
problem of the rainy day and the
one or two session matter He savs
there seems to Be nothing entirely ;
satisfactory to all and suggest?
what he regard.? a.? the best solu
tion His statement fllows
"I should like for the patron? of .
the Shelby public schools to know!
that their favorable response to tin
policies of the school administra
tion is most highly prised If there
were a course with reference . to |
rainy days that could have prac
tical application and not be in con- j
flict with the efficient operation of;
the schools and of the wising of
other good citizens, then I should
pursue that course.
"It should be. understood that no
one has been made to go home
through the rain and that no onec
has been forced to return througt
the rain As a matter of fact, ?iv>re»n
of children spend the entire dav'-si '
school every dv. All principals nave
been instructed to excuse all ihi'
dren w'ho have found it too bad tc
return to school.
"It should be understood, further,
that the schools are not responsible
for the weather and that any sched
ule under which they might oper
ate cannot make a dreary, rainy
day into a cheerful, sunshiny one
"No one can tell what the d v will
bring forth. Here are some of “hr
questions one is confronted with
when one considers changin; from
the regular schedule
Asks Some Questions.
‘ Would you terminate the work a;
the regular noon hour and lose the
afternoon work or would voa
lengthen the period and try o get
in all the work?
"If you lengthened the scsViorT"]
when would you have to start on i1
to get the work in?
"If you lengthened the se-sion.
how would the parents know when
to prepare lunch and when to eonie
for the childrcp1
"Would you say a rain dn\
schedule if it is cloudy in the morn- !
ing? It might be clear at noon
"Would you say have a rain.' dav
schedule if it is misty?
"Wounld you say a ra.nv da"
^hedule if it is rainy in the mem
tng? It often stops before noon.
If you start on a rainy dnv
schedule and then it clears up a hat
would you do?
' Would you say have a regular
day if it is clear in the morning? It
often clouds up and rains .following
a bright, clear morning.
“If it is.clear at noon but goes to j
raining before one o'clock what
would you suggest to do?
If it is rainy s: noon but cleat'
up before one nclock. what would
“What would you do with the I
scores of children who stay nil dev
regularly’ Many of them live at *
great distances from the school
buildings and do not have tele-!
What would you say. to the par- j
ent who says it is too much troub!"
to have the children at home on
rainy days? "Of all days that s'\h.vl|
ought to run," they say. “it is rainy !
•What would von say to the man
who says “other people work, why
“What would you answer the man
who says that the irregularity Is !
bothersome? We have to have two
or three meals and it interferes with ]
(Continued nn page nine) i
The World Series
At Star Office
Through the courtesy of1
I he Shelby Hardware Co.,1
dealers here in Atwater-Kent
radios, the World series cham
pionship baseball games will
be broadcast from the second
floor of The Star building.
The public is invited to listen
in from the sidewalk below
each afternoon of the series
Playing begins 'Tuesday in
Chicago between the Chicago
‘ libs and Philadelphia Alb.
leties. Broadcasting -starts at
1 :!5 each day.
It is understood that other
radio dealers in Shelby will
also give public broadcasts at i
their various places of busi
ness and invite the public.
Pend'eton's having announc
ed a daily broadcast .
Many Hear Plato
Durham Here; To
Have Two Services!
Many Attend Opening Services At
Central Church 10 o’clock
It was originally planned to nave
services'only at’night at the meet
ing this week at. Central Methodist
church, but yesterday it was decid
ed that throughout the week ex
cept Saturday, Dr. Plato Durham
would preach at 10 o'clock in the
morning as well as at 7 30 each eve
This change, with two set vices
each day except Saturday, will give
more people in this and adjoining
counties ail opportunity to hear the
prominent Atlanta minister who
was born in Cleveland.county.
Many* Hear Him.
A large crowd heard Dr Durham's
first sermon yesterday •Snorri irig,
while at the evening hour, with
members of other churches in Shel
by and the county calling off their
services'jand attending, the large
Central church auditorium' wa?
Dr Durham's sermons are prev-1
ing of unusual Interest because of |
his familiarity with church history
in addition to his widely recognised !
ability as an orator and minister
He teRCh.et church history ,at Emory i
university and is one of the na- j
lion's best Biblical students. a !
minister who is thoroughly ie- j
quainted with every angle and de- !
tail of the Christian faith.
Isaac Shelby Hotel
Being Enlarged Now
One Story Being Added To New On
Graham Street. Roberts And
Another floor of hotel spat e is !
now being added to Shelby's hotel
facilities as contractors are adding'
an extra story to the «iew Isaac j
Shelby hotel on East Graham St.
The addition to the bulltli: st will j
make it a three-story hotel with .bo
modern ronis Roberts and Evans j
are the contractors doing th" en- j
lareinc and the work will likc'y be
completed in a couple of week>
The hotel is owned by Mr Prark
E Hoey end operated bv Mr
Character In One Of Tom Dixon’s Books
Modelled After Father Of Gov. Gardner
Doctor In "Leopard's Spots" |>e
scribes lather Of Shelby \1 an.
Dixon Writes lion.
Raleigh.—“The account rlift’?
Charlie Gaston's going for Iv doc
tor in the first chapter of "The
Leopards Spots" is an exact de
scription of a trip 1 made to
your father for my mother, who w:>,
danrterous'y ill," Thomas D-xon
author of The leopard - Spots '
has written in a letter to <;.r q
Max Gardner, in response to an
y itatton to Dr. Dixon to re turn to
North Carolina for hoiticcjmiyg
Dr. Dixon is a nu.tive of Sh.'iv.
and v.asia nci-.'i'j-;■ -of l_>f. t.;,i ;n-.
fg ill tv dl North Ciupluir.o g-.iv.fi
nor. Dari 112 Ins long career, hr ha
not forgotten the home ties. Hu
(Career is varied starting in early
manhood as a student at -Vake.
Forest college, later at John Hop
kins University and as a law student
1 at the former Greensboro Law
school He was a tnembe^ of the
North Carolina general as; nibly
when lie resigned to enter the rtap
t ist ministry, serving as prrac\cr *n
Raleigh, Host op- and New York For
■rverai year- he a as a popular |er
I lifer ___ ■■
hooks Arc Popular.
•'The Leopard s Spots ", “The One
Woman. The -Clansman. 'h*
Sins of the Father'-' are 111110112 Hie
most popular of Dr. Dixon , 13
Expressing rrgrrt. that thr collec
tion of his health will not. pern:'
him to make the trip. D;\ Dixjo so'.i
he hoped to be able to get >o Ral
eigh late: "and shake hancfe ■’ rn
you in the executive office "
"My pleasure fn the homecoming
would be doubled by the fact that
you are our governor, and n.y re
gret is all thr nfnrc keen. Your
name and the memory of .qur ’
father, mother, brothers and usinri
are woven with the lieeprv and !
most beautiful ettperiene'es of m>
life I am proud to call Vou my j
governor, and I know that .01 ne
giving the state the best that s in 1
you." Dr. Dixon wrote, then edited I
ihe incident of going for Dr. Uar.d
nci k>. his moUici.
Baptists Meet Tuesday
At Boiling Springs;
Suttle As Moderator
Buyer Of Booze
Is Not Violator
Court Of Appeal* (iori ttni.ul
Former Court Itrrlsion On
Philadelphia The Untied State.*
court of appeals ul an opinion' hot. 1
week held that the purchaser of li
quor cannot he punished under ‘hr
It reversed Federal District Judge
William-H Kirkpatrick, who had
held that while (he act of purchas
ing liquor itself was not punishable
the purchaser could be penalized
where the element of transportation
was involved, as an abettor of illegal
i nr circuit couri s oecision whs
.in' the case of Alfred E NorrC. New
York broker and clubman Mr Nor
ris had appealed from a $200 fine
imposed bv Judge Kirkpatrick after
it haitfbeen shown that Norris tied
purchased liquor from .Joel b Kee
per. alleged '‘society bootlegger."
Kerprr wrs convicted Septembf"
2R 1928 and sentenced to one year
and three months in prison, with a
fine of $20 000
Mr. Norris, at his trial. pl“aded
' nolle contendere." that is he ad
mitted the Tacts of the indictment’s
citation, but did not agree that
there had been a crime
In upholding his appeal the cir
cuit court said, that while Vie may
have induced Keeper to transport
the liquor to him in New York, h»
was not guilty of aiding and abet
ting either Its sale or delivery, and.
upon the opinion added, "the de
gree of cooperation necessary to
constitute one a conspirator most be
such as to amount to more than 'he
mere aiding and abetting in the
commission of the offense "
Judge Thomson, who wrote the
opinion, criticised the federal au
thorities behind the prosecution of
Norris because, he said, they had
been unable to reach a liquor buyer
directly under the prohibition 'aw
and had adopted the 'indirect
means of trying to get at him
through a charge of conspiracy.
Soon To Form
A County Club
heading Citizens Of County Gather
Here October 15 To Consider
A county ciub, similar to tha'
which has meant, so much to the
progress and cooperative spirit of
Rutherford county in recent years,
may be formed at a meeting of rep
resentative citizens in the comt
house here Tuesday evening, Octo
ber 15, at 7 30 o’clock.
The movement to organize a coun
ty club in Cleveland, with everv sec
tion of the county and practically
every vocation represented in the
club was started here a few weeks
back, resulting in the meeting tail
ed next week.
To Consider Plan.
At that time representative citi
zens for Shelby, Kings Mountain
the other towns of the county and
leadmg farmers are being asked to
gather at the court house to hear
the aims of such an organization
discussed by R E, Price, editor of
the Rutherford founty News and
national organizer of county flub.-.
Those who attend the meeting wll
be under no obligations to the pro
posed club, the meeting being call
ed merely to consider the need and
benefits of such a club to Cleveland
Several such clubs have beer, or
ganized recently in adjoining coun
ties. all of which have enthusias
tically endorsed the Rutherford co
operative dub’ which has done so
much to bring all sections of that ,
county together in forwarding 'he
county as a whole
HOY SCOUTS COCRT
MEETS MONDAY Mt»HT
The court of honor of the -Bov j
Scout*; will meet tonight a', ft31*
o’clock in the court house. >
Forty One Churrhr* With A Mem
bership of Over 19.00(1 To Gath
rr For Two Days.
Delegates .representing over ten
thousand members of the 41
churches of the Kings Mountain
Baptist, association meet Tuesday in
a two day session at Boiling Springs
Baptist church. Rev. J. L. Jenkins,
pastor host Rev. John W Suttle
who has been moderator of the as*
social ion for IS years will prc'ide
and the most Important subjeet will
be Christian education to come be
fore the association on Wednesday
when- delegates from the Sandy Run
Baptist association will meet joint
ly with the Kings Mountain dele
The report on Christian educa
tion will be made by Dr. Zeno Wall,
pastor of the First Baptist churrh
and it will have to do with Boikng
Springs Junior college, fostered by
these two great organisations'
Rev John W. Suttle will call the
association to order /Tuesday morn
ing at 9:30 o’clock and will so* that
t he business is dispatched with the
usual speed A number of prows-'
nent Baptists state leaders are ex
pected, including Dr. C. E. Maddry,
D Fletcher Hord of Kings Moun
tain is vice moderator, but will be
unable to attend because of a reri
ous' opera lion last week In a Char
lotte hospital. He is improving, his
many friends will be pleased :c
learn G G. Page of Kings Moun
tain is cletk. and Geo. Blantan of
Shelby is treasurer.
Delegates were assigned to homes
in Boiling Springs some ten days or
two weeks ago. but The Star has
been unsuccessful ip getting a li>t
of the assignments furnished fur
Two Day Session.
The association will hold forth 1n
a two day session, running through
Wednesday of this week with night
services Tuesday night. Boiling
Springs church is one of the most
modern and convenient structures
in the county and amp'y large to
care for the attendance.
Otho Cline Gored
By Prize Winning
Bull On His Farm
Passing Negro Saves Prominent
Farmer's Life By Rocking
A large bull, which took high
honors at the recent - Cleveland
County Fair, came very near end
ing the life of his owner. Otho
Cline. Sunday morning at the Clint
farm east of Shelby.
Mr Cline, well known farmer
was feeding the animal when it
charged, threw him to the ground
and began to gore him with the
deadly horns Twice the horns nre-e
thrust into Cline, both times strik
ing his legs near the thighs..grad
ually the Infuriated animal sfas
working upward and another thrust
or two would likely have proven
fatal. About that time a negro
man passed by. took in the critical
situation, grabbed a large stone end
hurled It at the bull. The blow,
struck the bull on the head, broke
off one horn Just at the head, . nd
stunned the animal long enough
for Mr. Cline to be removed to saf
ety. Dr. Btn Gold, who wa3 called
to the Cline home, states that
patient received two very painful
wounds in the legs and bruises
about other portions of the body
from thrusts which failed to pene
trate, but that the injured man is
not considered seriously hurt.
The irony of the near tragedv is
that the bull almost took the life of
his owner on the day before the
owner had planned to slaughter the
Week-end Not Marred
Here With Accident!
For the first time in many weeks
the Shelby hospital reports that ne
accident victims Onterfed the hospi- .
tal over ihe week-end for treat- ,
ment. And. as far as is known, the: 1
goring of Otho Cline, well known
farmer. by a bull early Sunday |
morning was the only accident or Jj
mishap of any consequence in the
county Over Sunday. For ninth*
three or four accident victim-'., most %
of them coming from autor. obi la
wrecks, have been in the hospital
here every Mctiday morinns.