North Carolina Newspapers

    SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, OCT. 14, 1929.
By mall, per year (inadvance) $2.60
Carrier, per year (in advance) $1.00
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Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons
Cotton, per pound .. 17 ’-e
Cotton Seed, per bo._42c
Fair And Cool.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair and continued cool to
night. Tuesday fair.
Beal To Testify.
The peak of interest In the Ader
holt trial in Charlotte will likely be
reached this week when, according
to reports, Fred Beal and other
leaders in the striking group, charg
ed with killing the Gastonia pol'ce
chief, will take the witness stand In
their own defense.
Thousands Attend
Morehead Funeral
At Sharon Church
Officials Of Southern Bell And
Fellow Workers Attend Rites
Of Drowned Man.
Four officials and members of the
two crews of linesmen of the South
ern Bell Telephone and Telegraph
company attended the funeral serv
, ices Friday of Guy Morehead, young
son of Mr. and Mrs. Seth Morehead
who was drowned in a creek at Mc
Adensville on Friday morning Oct.
4 when he was capsized in a boat
in the high waters of the creek
while clearing the lines of the tele
phone company.
Young Morehead was 20 year
nine months and three days old.
One of the largest crowds that ever
gathered at Sharon Methodist
church gathered to pay a tribute of
respect to the young mah who was
generally beloved. Services were
conducted by Revs. Beverly Wiloon,
R. L. Forbis, D. F. Putnam and a
beautiful floral offering was in
Honorary pall bearers were Blake
Moore, L. B. Bryant, M. R. Cheath
am, B. L. Beason and Rex Kenley.
Active pall bearers were B#C. Lack
ey the youth who was in the boat
, with him at the time it capsized.
A. P. Matlock. D. O. Kerley, John
Gladden, Dclmas Kerley, Clifford
Serving as flower bearers Vvere
Johnnie, I!a Mae, Lucile, and Inez
Morehead, Ruth. Opal and Oeneva
Smith, Lucile Whisnant, Juan'ta
Stowe, Nellie Sue Barnett, Aguolia
Greene, Beulah Simmons, Mrs. Sam
Thompson and Mrs. Ralpl\ Canipc.
Junior Red Cross
Chapter, Under Miss
Webb In Conference
Local Chapter Most Active In
Western North Carolina.
Miss Webb Speaks.
Seventy-five or more delegates
and representatives from prac
tically every one of the 55 Red
Cross chapters in Western North
Carolina gathered in Gastonia last
week for a regional conference,
which was labeled by County Chair
man E. S. Whitaker as “a most suc
cessful and inspiring meeting.” A
few of the chapters in the region
had no representatives, but the vast
majority of them sent delegates and
reports of their activities.
40 From Shelby.
The afternoon session, in the
hands of the Junior Red Cross,
was the most inspiring of the day.
Mr. Banks Thomas, Wadesboro,
was in charge of this session, which
was turned over to Miss Selma
Webb, Red Cross worker and prin
cipal of. the South Shelby school,
and her Junior chapter of 40 or
more boys and girls. Miss Webb, in
troduced by Ernest Witten, Gas
tonia Junior member, spoke briefly
on the junior work and the needs of
this branch of the organization.
Following her address, the 40 Jun
iors from "the- South Shelby school
putfon a most inspiring program
foAttte gathered delegates. Repre
sentatives from each class in the
school, which boasts a 100 per cent
membershlp'in\the Junior Fed
Cross, told of the activities of his
room and of the\good results of
their Junior program; Miss Webb is
chairman of the Junior work in
Cleveland county, and is due con
gratulations on the progress she
has made in this endeavor. The
South Shelby school chapter Is the
most active in junior circles in the
entire region.
Negro Picks Close-In
Place To Wreck Car
' Sam Black, driving his car out of
town on highway No. 18 north over
the week-end picked a place con
venient to the hospital to wreck his
car and fracture his arm. Sara left
the cement Just north of th3 hos
pital and demolished his car and
bruised tip the occupants. Sam and
Era Black, had their wounds dress
ed at the hospital.
s Then on Saturday night Leroy
Eberhart turned his car over twice
while driving in Freedom and suv
talncd a bad cut on his shoulder.
Plan To Form
A County Club
Tuesday Night
Representative Men Of County In
vited To Meeting To Con
sider Club Here.
A county club for Cleveland
county, similar to the organization
in Rutherford county, may be form
ed at a meeting of representative
citizens of all sections of the coun
ty at the court house here tomor
row, Tuesday, evening at 7:30
An invitation has beent sent to
numerous citizens of the county Dy
the temporary organization com
mittee—O. M. Mull, Lee B. Weath
ers and J. H. Grigg—inviting tnera
to attend for the purpose of consid
ering the advisability of organizing
si|ch a club,
To Explain Working:.
The invitation informs that 'the
county club idea will be fully ex
plained by a representative of the
national county clubs association
and a charter member of tho Ruth- i
erford county club. It is merely a j
county-wide civic club to promote
every good thing for our county and
to check all evils possible. We bo
lieve that a live county cIud would
mean much for Cleveland county.
It would unite the county an-.l help
in many other ways.
“You are one of the few men sel
ected to attend this meeting and wc
hope that you will attend. No obli
gations on your part and no cost to
attend. L?t us urge you to be pres
ent next Tuesday night.
“If you have a neighbor or friend ]
whom you consider public spirited
and interested, bring him along."
|Gov. Gardner 111
With Grippe After
Return From Game
Not Considered Serious But Will Be
In Bed Several Days. Says
\ Wife.
Raleigh. Oct. 13.—Governor Gard
ner, arriving home today from At
lanta and Athens, Ga., where he
attended football games Friday and
Saturday and broadcast a message
to University of North Carolina
alumni Friday night, was put to
bed soon after his arrival with a
slight touch of grippe.
His condition, Mrs. Gardner said
is not at all serious, but the doctor
advised him to stay in bed for V
day or two. He had 101 degrees of
temperature this afternoon. His ill
ness is the result of getting too hot
and cooling off too quickly while on
the trip.
The governor is not expected to
be able to open the state fair and
help dedicate the fair grounds and
buildings at noon tomorrow or to
take part in the electric light go'
den jubilee when the flood lights
are to be turned on the capitoi
Tuesday night.
Governor Gardner will probably
be kept in bed two or three lays.
Mrs. Gardner said.
Paragon Closed VTil
Opening On Thursday
The Paragon department stoie is
closed on Monday, Tuesday and
Wednesday of this week, making
arrangements of the stock for the
big sale which opens Thursday of
this week. It will be recalled *hat
the Paragon recently sold out the
fixtures and sub-leased the bu'lct
iing, to give possession January 1,
so everything in the way of mer
chandise will be offered in a great
closing out sale beginning Thurs
day of this week, some of the prices
being announced in a four page ad
vertisements in today’s Star.
M's* Annie Lanrls Underwood, Raleigh's only girl flyer, is among the
saMBO aviators who will do stunt flying over the State Fair Grounds is
Ka’.righ, during Homecoming Fair Week, October 14 to 19.
Other exhibits of interest to aviation fans will be tl * sister ship of
the fet, Louis Robin, holder of the world’s endurance fligh* rreoH. and the
wind tunnel model exhibit, showing a minnlure plane in flight which
p-oved to be the most popular feature St the National Air Nhow at Clevo
und this auutu.n.
Negro Fair Swings Open Its
Gates In Shelby On Tuesday
Highs Lose Close
Game To Gastonia
Whistle At End Of Contest Deprives
Shelby Of Winning;- Score
7 To 6.
Playing Coach Red Whisnanti.
Gastonia eleven Sere Friday after
noon the Shelby highs lost their
third game of the year by a 7 to 5
score, but it was a muchly improv
ed Shelby team which took the
count, and which, too, came very
near winning in the final minutes
of the fray.
Just before the game ended Shel
by started a play streaking across
the goal line, which would have nut
the Morrismen ahead by one torch-'
down, only to have the play halted
by a toot from Referee Austell's
whistle. Numerous might-have
beens have arisen around the un
expected whistle, said to have b»en
untintentlonal upon the part of the
official, but as it was the contest
between the rivals of old was such
a close contest as to keep the scores
of supporters of both elevens un In
the air. «
Gastonia outplayed the local ele
ven in the first half, but the tv/o
final periods saw the gold jersaved
kid team stage a comeback for top
honors during the half. The visitors
marker came in the opening quar
ter when Thompson went over the
line for a touchdown following a
20-yard pass from Gray to Steph
enson. In the second quarter Gas
i Continued on page two:)
Boiling Springs Stages Great
Comeback To Defeat Mars Hill
Rackley's Eleven Overcomes Two
Touchdown Lead. Cecil'.;
Kick Wins.
Staging a remarkable rally to
overcome a two touchdown lead of
the first quarter. Boiling Springe
college eleven Saturday defeated
Mars Hill at Mars Hill 16 to 14.
The winning margin was made
possible just 30 second before the
end of the game when Bobby Cecil,
brilliant end, dropkicked from the
25-yard line for three points
Although seemingly licked with
Mars Hill holding a 14-point lead
when the second quarter began, the
big Boiling; Springs eleven stas ted a
rampage which brought two touch
downs in the second quarter, Cnet
ty going over for one and Boney
for the other. One extra point was
made, but the dropkick for the sec
ond was a failure, and Mars Hill
still lead by a point. Mars Hhl
strengthened at that point and the
two elevens did ' not Uneaten to
score again until Cecil dropped back
from end. just before the closing
whistle, and booted his three points
over the cross-bar in the style i .ade
famous by his coach, Rackley, when
the latter was winning for
Wake Forest with his toe.
The big Baptist line played poor
tCoaUnued on page two.)
Thousand* Are Expected To Attend
From Nearby Countis. Salis
bury Excursion.
The gates to the .Cleveland Coun
ty Negro Fair swing open Tuesday
Oct. 15 and Rev. A. W; Foster, the
fair secretary anticipates the larg
est crowd that has ever attended a
negro fair here: The special excur
sion from Salisbury will be run
over the Southern on Friday bring
ing visitors from that city and rll
intermediate points, while special
rates will obtain on the Columbia
and Marion division as far west as
Marion which will no doubt bring
many more.
The Lawndale band will go to
Salisbury in the morning of Oct. 18
and play on the train for the ex
cursionists who are expected to ar
rive in Shelby at 11 o'clock on that
day. A feature of that day s pro
gram will be a football game be
tween the high school teams of
Salisbury end Charlotte.
First Day, School Day.
Tuesday, the first day. will be
public school day and on this day
all school children from Cleveland
and adjoining counties will be ad
mitted free. Wednesday Is Ga'ton
county day; Thursday is Lincoln
county day and Friday is Ruther
ford day, so it is expected that
hundreds of visitors will be here
from adjoining counties during the
big event.
Fair Runs Five Days.
Foster, the secretary, announces
that the fair will run for five days,
opening on Tuesday the 15 and clos
ing Saturday night Oct. 19. In 'ad
dition to the usual farm, field and
home exhibits, there will be horse
racing, a fireworks display each
evening at 8 o’clock and splendid
free acts. Horse racing begins each
day at 2 o’clock except Friday v hen
the races starts at 1 o’clock. w
The Midway.
A splendid midway is promised
with five rides, seven shows end
forty nr more concessions. This
show has played for a number of
white fairs and Secretary Foster is
confident that it will exceed any
thing that has ever shown here at
a negro fair in the past
Legion Meeting To
Be Held On Tuesday
An important American legion
meeting Is announced for tomorrow,
to be held at the court house at
1:30 o’clock. This meeting of
such moment that all Legldnalres
arc urged to be ^resell: without fail.
Cotton Figures
Show Crop Late
There were 2,357 bale*. »t
cotton finned to October 1
this year as compared with t.
937 bales up to the same date
a year ago, according to tig*
ures Issued today by Miles H.
tVare, cotton statistician for
the l'. 8. department of agri
Bad weather and late ma
turity are to be the cause for
the lateness of the crop this
Over 8,000 Cars
In This County
Statistics Show
One Of The Big Counties In The
State In Number Of Autos
According to the report of the an- i
tomobtle registration bureau in the [
state department of revenue, North !
Carolinians on October 1, owned and
had patd the license tax on 476,467
automobiles, trucks and motorcycles
Of these, 422,612 were automo
biles, 52,623 and 1,222 motorcycles
As has been the case for some
time, Guilford county leads, due to
the fact that two large cities,
Greensboro and High Point, with
other large communities, are locat
ed in the county, which has a total
of 25,675 automobiles. Mecklenburg
is second with 23,850; Forsytn third
with 19,579; Buncombe^ourth with
16,550, and Wake fifth with 15,730
The next five, making up the “bis
ten,” in order, are Gaston, 11,175,
Durham. 9,675; Rowan, 9,315; Cleve
iana, »,w»u, ana Alamance, 8,too
When it cornea to trucks, a shift
is shown, indicating in a measure
the amount of traffic handled by
truck in the respective counties.
Mecklenburg is head with 2,885
trucks; Ouilford second with 2.550.
Forsyth third with 2,375; Bun
combe fourth with 1,975, and Wake
fifth srith 1.970. Tha naat five ate
Durham, 1,350; Wayne, 1,175; John
ston, 1,050; Gaston, 085, with New
Hanover and Rowan tieing * for
tenth place with 925 each.
Clay foots the list with only 140
cars, Graham has 155, Dare 200.
Tyrrell 480, Hyde 535, Avery 550,
Yancey 600, Mitchell and Swain tie
for eighth place with 875 each, Cam
den has 750 and Alleghany 775.
Davidson leads the second ten.
being eleventh with 7,975, folloMed
in order by Pitt, 7,575; Catawli,
6.985; Iredell and Rockingham, f>
975 each; Nash, 6,550; Wilson, 6.4i5;
Johnston, 6,375; Edgecombe, 0,27iB.
and Wayne, 6,260. Dare has 23
trucks. Clay. Hyde, and Swain, 80
each, Graham, 70, and Camden, 85.
Parent-Teacher* In
Meet Tuesday Night
Associations Of City To Gather At
High School Auditorium.
'Plan Work.
A Joint meeting of all the Par
ent-Teachers organizations in She'
by will be held in the Central high
school Auditorium here tomorrow
Tuesday ijgght at 7;30 o’clock.
At this meeting presidents of the
various associations for each of the
city schools will make their reports
and will Join together in outlining
the work for the present year.
Children from each school will
take part in an entertainment pro
gram for the parents and teachers.
Car Turns Over And
Burns Here This Morn
Thurman Smith Was Delivering
Gasoline When Car Turned
Over And Blazed Up.
The Hudson car of Thurman
Smith, an employe of the Ideal
service station, was damaged by
fire this morning about 6:30 o'clock
when it turned over on Sumter
street near the city ball park and
caught on fire.
Smith, it is said, was delivering
some gasoline when the car turned
over and presumably the gas caugnt
on fire when it struck the exhaust
or some other portion of the auto
The damage to the car was about
the top, the Shelby fire department
answering the alarm.
Worth About A Dollar.
He—“I’m going to buy myself
a harem.”
It—“What do you mean? You
can’t buy a harem, can you?”
He—"Sure. I saw a ^ign at a
gas station that said: 'Six gals, for
a dollar.”
John Lee Has Arm Tor Off When He
Catches It In Cotton Gin Saw At Polkville
(Dedicated to the People of Shell
and Cleveland.)
We stand to hail thy bugle name.
Our Carolina fair;
To tell in old and stately use
The fealty we bear.
To hold thine ancient honor high
That we, thy children share.
Thy beauty like a splendor brood*,
With winds of mystery.
On silvered sea and purple hills.
And mountain majesty.
In robes of gold and amethyst,
That on thy bosom lie.
Our fathers’ ashes make thy dust,
Their names thine honor rolk
Their brave and high adventuring
The glory of thy sqjul;
And we their children swear to keep
Unblotted still the scroll.
Brave were the saga days of old
Through which thy story runs.
America’s advance is marked
By ashes of thy sons,
Who held in field or council-hall,
Or thunder of thy guns.
And brave shall thy tomorrows be,
For we.will not forget;
With tears of sons’ fidelity
Behold our eyes are wet.
As with the beacons of the world
Thy prophet light is set.
Lord God, who led our fathers, lead
Their fearless children on
Til justice, love and light shall reign
And all the night be gone,
Til Day, full-orbed, advancing, glow
Where flames her star of Dawn. *
Baptists Get Homes
For State Convention
On* Thousand Visitors Will Be Tier*
October 11 and It For
With k thousand visitors expect
ed tor the state Baptist convention
which meets with the First Baptist
church November 11, 12, ai d 1?.
members of the First Baptist con
gregation went out into the city
yesterday to canvass the Baptist
homes to determine just how many
guests can be provided for. It is
expected that fully 700 delegates
will have to be carried for in homes
and after the Baptist homes. arc
canvassed, church people of other
denominations will be asked to as
sist in the entertainment. ‘The
hotels will care for approximately
300 of the one thousand delegates
and are offering reduced rates.
The convention will be entertain
ed on the popular “Harvard Plan.”
That is, the delegates are expected
to pay $1 a day for bed and break
fast. The other two meals they will
buy at the up-town eating places
and at a dining room to be set up
in the basement of the church
Practically all delegates win b*
preachers and laymen. There will
be no women as they have ‘-heir
own meeting at a different time ai.d
O. M. Mull is chairman of the
committee on entertainment end
reports that the canvass yesterday
was very successful, but incomplete
as some of the canvassers were out
of town.
J. H. Mode Dies In
Chesnee; Buried Here
Former Citizen With Brother* fn
Shelby Buried At Suncet
Sunday afternoon, Mr. J.' H. Mode
who was found dead in bed at his
home in Chesnee, S. C. was buried
in Sunset cemetery, after the fu
neral services had been conducted
from the residence of his brother,
Mr. T. O. Mode by Rev. T. B. John
son of LaFayette Street Methodist
Mr. Mode who was 28 years and
four months old had been in his
usual health. During the nigh- Fri
day he became sick and a physician
was called. He improved and vent
off to sleep, so his wife also retired.
Next morning. however, he was
found dead.
Mr. Mode lived in Shelby for
about two years and is survived by
four brothers W. S., Robert L„ 7.1. V.
antj T Mode, one sister. Mrs.
Maury Smith. His wife also sur
Many head of cattle in Cleveland
county forced to leave lowland pas
tures during the high water period
two weeks ago are still missing.
One county farmer. D. M. Blan
ton of Grover route 2, adveuists In
The Star today that four he*d of
young cattle, routed out of Ids pas
tures by high water, are still miss
Citizens Urged To Attend Meet
Here Tonight In Fight On Cancet
Drs. Harbison And Lattimore To
Talk, Danger Of Cancer To
Be Shown.
When and how to fight cancer, or.
rather, how to detect the dreaded
disease at the outset will be dis
cussed at a public meeting at tne
court house here tonight at f
o'clock with Cleveland county phy
sicians sponsoring the movement.
Preventive measures will alco t*s
taken up.
The county society of physicians
urges that every citizen, man and
woman, who possibly can, attend as
thy saj, the only known ray to
fight cancer with success is to nre
vent the start of the disease or to
begin fighting it at the outset. To
do this the public must be acquaint
ed with the disease and proper pre
ventive methods.
Dr. J. W. Harbison and Dr E. B.
Lattimore, members of the society
of physicians, will 1>e the chief
speakers at the meeting. '
Mr. and Mrs. T. P. Lail and chil
dren of Lenoir were the dinner
guests Monday of Mr. and Mrs J
W. Silver.
Miss Mollie Parmer of New mar..
Ga. spent the week-end with Miss
Augusta Alexander
Saved From Instant Death By HU
Brother Clem Lea Who Was
Standing Nearby.
John Lee, prominent farmer
of the Polkvllle -Lawndale src
tlon and a member of the firm
of Lee Brothers who operate a
cotton fin fn that community,
lost his left arm lato Friday
evening when he was caught In
the saws, at the Lee Brothers
■in. Except for the quick work
<*f his brother, Clem Leo who
was standing nearby, Mr. John
Lee would have met instant
Broach! To Hospital. Sr
The victim wtth his arm cut. into
; hieds u high.** ths shoulder vat
rushed to the Shelia hospital *a
quickly as possible where * it was
round that amputaMonof the limb
was absolutely necessary. Although
Mr. Lee was In the hospital la lees
than thirty minutes after the meei
dent, he suffered the fan of conald
erable blood and wa* very weak to
have to undergo the ahoofc of the
operation. A blood transfusion was <
resorted to and his condttfon this
morning was as good as could be
expected under the etrcumstances
Brother Saves Him.
When the accident happens i. Mr
Lee was reaching In one of thg gin
stands to bull out some motes. While
his arm wss bent, the gin saw
caught his sleeve at the elbow and
pulled his arm above and below the
elbow into the gin at the same
time. Rapidly the saws ware drc .
ing his body Into the machine and
so wrapping his clothing that he
would have been hurled over the gin
stand to instant death. Seeing the
horrible situation, hie brother Clem
Lea, standing pear by. grabbed the
fast movtng belt with his hand an*
lerhed It off, stopping the mach
i cry and pulling hia brother arav
Mr. Clem Lee's hands were cut by
j the moving belt as tt grabbed it
with his naked palms.
Quick as a car could be gotten,
the bleeding body of Mr. Lee r.«
rushed to the hospital. Mr. Lee is
45 years of age.
Mrs. J. Y. Hamrick
Buried Sunday
At Boiling Springs
Prominent Woman Of' BetUng
Springs Died At Bern Of Bar
Daughter In Charleston. A
One of the largest crowds the!
ever attended a funeral atr Bolling
Springs Baptist church gathered
Sunday to witness the last rites for
Mrs. J, r. Hamrick Who died Sat.
urday morning at 7 o’clock in Char
leston. s. o. at the home of her
daughter. Mrs. Hamrick was 74
years of age and had- been ill with
kidney trouble for fire weeks of
longer. ...
Since the death of her husband
Hon. J. Y. Hamrick, got of the sec
tion's most influential men an4
state commissioner of labor and
printing at one time, preceded her
to the grave twelve years ago. Mrs
Hamrick has been making her home
alternately with her children since
her husband's death.
Before marriage Mrs. HaturtcS
was Miss Kansas Byers, and a mem
ber of one of the moet prominent
families In this section. She was s
fine Christian character and pos
sessed a strong mentality. All whs
knew her loved her and she exerted,
a wonderful influence for good io
the community. .
Funeral Sunday.
The funeral was conducted at 3
o’clock Sunday afternoon by Rev.
J. L. Jenkins, Rev. I, D. Harriil and
Rev. Mr. Moore of Sumter anl Vr
body waa buried beside her .. la
mented husband in the BU’.lr.s
Springs church cemetery
. Surviving are two daughters.
Mrs. C. H. Hamrick of Charleston,
S. C., Mrs. Andrei Barry, of Foun
tain Inn, S. C„ three sons, Attorney
Fred D. Hamrick of Rutherfo'dton,
U. a Deputy Marshal Card Ham
rick and Huff Hamrick. Two broth
ers J. L. Byers of Mississippi and
George Byers of Boiling Springs and
two sisters, Mrs. A. H. Hamriik and
Dear Old So<ui (Visiting her very
sick brother)—"I’ve a very nice
letter from Emily. She says she’s
so sorry she ain’t able to come and
see you. but she hopes to be able to
come to the funeral." '

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