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Cotton Seed, per bu. ..._40 (*c
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Rain tonight and possibly
Tuesday morning Cooler Tuesday
iis west portion.
Seven Die By Gas.
New York, Ort. 20.—A pan of
water, which boiled over and ex*
tinguished a gas jet of a kitchen
stove today caused the deaths of a
father and six children, three
daughters and three sons, as they
slept in their W’est 46th street
apartment. Walter Cavanagh, 4?,
private chauffeur, had failed to re
port for work today and the garage
where he kept his employer’s auto
mobile called the apartment house
to see if he had overslept. Knocking
brought no response from the Cava
nagb apartment. Samuel Briswick,
whose apartment is on the same
floor, smelled gas and, finding the
Cavanagh's door locked climbed the
fire escape and entered a window.
He found Cavanagh and the chil
dren—Ethel, 17; Catherine, 15;
Rose, 13; Thomas, 11; George 9, and
Walter, jr., 8, dead.
To Form County
Club On Friday
Night In Meet
Committee Named To Line Up
Charter Members In Earh
Township Of County,
At a meeting to be held in the
court house here Friday night, Oct.
25, at 7:30, a county club for Cleve
land, similar to the club in Ruth
erford, will be organized, according
to a representative of the National
Association of County clubs.
At a preliminary meeting held
here last week a committee was ap
pointed to line up charter mem
bers from each township of the
county. The idea of the club ’s to
have members from each town arid
section, including the rural sections,
in the entire county. The club is to
meet once each month in a ban
quet with the major aim of co
operative building and boosting of
the county.
The committee to lifte up charter
members is as follows by townships:
No. 1 township, P C. Gardner;
No. 2, C. S. Young; No. 3, Bill Mc
Cord; No. 4, Sheriff Irvin Allen:
No. 5. Maud Whitworth; No. 6.
Lee B. Weathers and Bert Price;
No. 7, Dr. R. L. Hunt; No. 8, A. M
Hamrick; No. 9. Prof. W. G. Gary;
No. 10. O. M. Mull, and No. 11, H.
M. Loy.
Cotton Market
Cotton was quoted on New York
exchange at noon today:
Dec. 18 08. Saturday’s close: Dec
Tropical storm in Florida straits
moving north apparently of'slijrht
intensity, dull week in Worth St,
p.rices unchanged. Goods market in
Manchester for v/eek disappointing.
Steadiness of market Saturday
made a favorable impression. Flos
sick says no increase in crop. it
hedge selling lets up market shoulki
turn up.
Mr. Andrew Lattimore of Brook
lyn is visiting his parents, Mr. and
Mrs. Walter Lattimore in the Sha
ron section.
These figures represent
the press run of The Star
for the last two issues.
goes into the homes of
readers. Verily, The Star
leads all of the 200 week
ly papers in North Caro
lina and 18 of the 38
Second Degree Verdict For 7 In Aderholt Case
Record Cotton
Picking Week
Ginners Think
More Cotton Taken Out Of Fields
In County Last Week Than
In Any Other.
Hundreds of bales of cotton were
picked in Cleveland county ' last
week for what is believed to be
Cleveland county's record cotton
picking week—and perhaps a rec
ord ginning week. also.
Gin operators and leading farm
ers in Shelby Saturday were of the
opinion that more cotton was pick
ed and taken to gins, or stored, lari
week than any one week in the
history of the cotton.
Perfect Weather.
An important factor in transform
ing a big portion of the large coun
ty crop from the boll to the bales
was the weather. For the first en
tile week since cotton began to
open the weather was practicallv
perfect. With one day of sunshine
after another cotton opened rapid
ly and farm families were in the
white fields from early morning un
til late in the evening. A little over
a week back observers declared that
cotton was being picked more slow
ly than ever before. This was due,
for the most part, to inclement
weather and a late xrop made more
so by the rainy period. But last
week with the bolls bursting open
over -the entire county and with
thousands of school children ex
cused from school to aid in the
rush work a record amount of cot
ton was picked, and with similar
weather this week another record
may be established.
Find Portions Of
A Marine Uniform
At flings Mountain
What Became Of Wearer Remains
A Mystery After Several Weeks
What became of the young marine,
portions of whose uniform were
found in the woods near Kings
Mountain near three w'eeks ago?
That question is the latest mystery
at Kings Mountain.
A little over two weeks back the
coat and cap of a United States ma
rine uniform, both new, were found
by the foot of a tree to the right
of Highway 20 leaving Kings Moun
tain to the east. But since that
time authorities there have not been
able to determine just where the
uniform came from. There are two
possible explanations about the uni
forms—one that some marine de
serted and abandoned his uniform
there so as not to be caught, while
the other is that a marine might
have met with foul play while pass
ing through the section. The first
theory is considered the strongest,
but at Kings Mountain no trace can
be found of any youth there who
might have joined the marines and
later deserted. All the Kings Moun
tain boys who have joined the ma
rines in recent years are still in the
Frcigh Depot Torn
Down In 24 Hours
In just 24 hours time the freight
station of the Southern railway at
this place was completely torn down
and moved away to make ready for
the new station, work on which war
to start today. Boyd and Goforth of
Charlotte are the contractors for
the new station which is to be a
fireproof building and cost about
*35,000 to *40,000.
How Cleveland Springs Looks Today.
The photo above of vhat is left of Shelby’s widely known resort h otel was made on the day follow -
inf the disastrous blaze. The vie w, made at the east end of the b nilding. shows the six white columns
still standing on the right front, and in the foreground the beautiful shrubbery scorched and singed
by the flames. (Star Photo by Ellis. 1
Those Going Crazy Over Politics
Are Scored By Methodist Bishop
3,000 Paw One
Corner In Hour
Shelby’* busy fall shopping
season added another rushing
Saturday afternoon over the last
Throughout the entire after
noon and until 9 o'clock Satur
day night parking space in any
portion of the uptown business
section was very difficult to
find and the streets were
thronged with shoppers.
A count made on the First
National bank corner, Warren
and Lafayette streets, at 2
o’clock in the afternoon revested
per minute being 95 people.
Thousands Gather
For Furniture Draw
Twenty-Four Prises Given Away By
Kester-Groome Furniture Co.
Saturday. v
A crowd estimated a.t between
2,500 and 3,000 gathered Saturday
night at the Kester-Groome Fur
niture Co. at the drawing for prizes
estimated to be about $700 in value.
This new store opened on Thurs
day and in the opening announce
ment it was stated that these prizes
would be given away Saturday night
at 8 o’clock. The visitors had writ
ten their names on a card and
dropped these cards in a box. Win
ners had to be present when their
names were called to get their prize.
Mrs. Leroy Ledford was awarded
a trunk, Mrs. Alice Lineberger a
rug, Hulan D. Smith a bed spring,
Tom Kendrick a smoking stand,
Tom Brown a mattress. Dorothy
Kendrick a card table, Mrs. W. H.
Hudson a living room suit, Mrs.
S. B. Wilson a rug, Lottie Fair a
congoleum rug, Edwin Smith a
smoking stand, W. T. Sparks a
laundry heater, Willie Willis a par
lor furnace, Mrs. Nora Page, a
kitchen stool, Mrs. John H. Floyd
an occasional chair. In addition to
this 10 automobile baggage racks
were given away.
Post And Crawford
New Rotary Members
Ed Post, traveling salesman, and
Jack Crawford, head of the Craw
ford Chevrolet company, are newly
added members of the Shelby Ro
tary club. Since its beginning Shel
by’s second civic organization has
grown steadily and is now one rtf
the ranking clubs in this district
Republicans Plan To Build Up A
“White” G. 0. P. Party In South
Party Plans To Build Up Militant
Organization In Each
Atlanta, Ga.—A militant ‘‘white”
Republican party, with membership
limited, will be established in every
state in the South, it is predicted
by Judge E. L. Calloway, Florida
Republican leader, who declared
su<ji a reorganization would-* result
"through or over” the present party.
A movement to this end within
the Southern Republican ranks.
Judge Calloway said in a state
ment here last night, has the sup
port of the Woman’s Christian
Temperance Union, the Anti-Saloon
League and the Ku Klux Klan,
A conference of white Republi
can leaders to be held in Atlanta
probably in December, with the
view of organization a strong “lilly
white” Georgia Republican party as
a step in the South-wide movement
was anounced from Washington by
the judge early this week.
• "The forces which in the last
presidential race for the first time
broke through the Solid South,” Jic
said, “will unite to promulgate and
quicken as a political factor tne
principles advocated by them in the
Hoover-Smith race."
Asserting the South was ripe for
a political revolution Judge Callo
way forecast a South as solidly Re
publican as the few England states |
Ridicules Idea Of Reforming World
By Resolutions. Haps Loose
Richmond. Va„ Oct. 20 —Bishop
Collins Denny in the Sunday ser
mon of the 147th session of the
Virginia annual conference of the
Methodist Episcopal church, South,
here, scored loose moral standards,
Americans who censure the bootleg
ger, “while they themselves break
the laws of the land,” and “persons
who go crazy over political con
He referred to the “idea of some
people, that the world can be re
formed by resolutions.” and said
“it can't be dons.”
Hollowing' his sermon he said the
action of the conference board of
temperance and social service, which
endorsed and pledged the unstinted
support of the conference to Resi
dent Hoover, the Anti-Saloon lea
gue, the Woman’s Christian Tem
perance union and other agencies
for the suppression of liquor traf
fic, had nothing to do with re
marks made in his sermons.
"We have standards in the state
government, and in the national
government,” Bishop Denny said, in!
his sermon, “a great many people
don’t like them. We need them.
"The trouble is that so many
choose the standards they want to
follow. We can do more by the ex
ample of our own actions than by
all the resolutions you can pass. We
think we can reform the world by
resolutions,” he said. “We can’t. We
never have done it.
“We had a presidential contest
last year over which some people
went crazy. We are now having a
gubernatorial contest over which
some people have gone crazy. I
don’t want to go crazy over any
Bishop Denny s sermon was his
last before the conference as its
bishop. He is completing his fourth
year as bishop of the district com
prising the Virginia, Baltimore and
West Virginia conference. Custom
in the district prevents a bishop
from presiding more than four con
secutive years. He has beeto a bishop
in the Methodist Episcopal church.
South, since 1919, and recently
celebrated his fiftieth anniversary
in the ministry of the church.
Boys Sell Souvenir
Cards Burned Hotel
Some folks.always manage to find
a silver, or perhaps, a copper lining
to all the dark clouds.
All day Sunday three young
Shelby boys were doing their best
to realize a profit on the destruc
tion by fire last Tuesday night of
the Cleveland Springs hotel. The
youngsters had secured somewhere
several shoe boxes filled with photo
postcards of the hotel and springs
and were selling them as souvenirs
to visitors and curious people who
visited the scene or the charred
walls and smoked columns Sunday.
Business, they said late in the
afternoon, had not been so hot.
James Ross Dies.
James Ross, 49 year old farmer of
No. 5 Township died Saturday morn
ing following a second stroke of
paralysis and was buried Sunday al-1
temoon at 2 o’clock at Antioch Bap
tist church just over the state line
in South Carolina. Funeral service
was conducted by Rev. C. J. Black
of Kings Mountain. Mr. Ross lived
In the Oak Grove community and is
survived by his wife; five sons and
two daughters.
Beauregard Wants
^Cleveland Springs
Rebuilt If Possible
Hotel Operator Talk* With Mull
And .Stockholder*, But No Plan*
Hare Developed.
The future of Cleveland Springs
was talked over at a couple of week
end conferences, but so far stock
holders and interested parties are
mum about prospects of rebuilding.
Mr. Beauregard, of New York and
Florida, partner of Henry Martin,
who was operating the hotel when
it burned, came here late last week
end conferred with Mr. O. M. Mull,
secretary-treasurer of the hotel
company, and others, but just what
stage the conferences reached has
| not been made public.
"Mr. Beauregard is very anxious
to have the hotel rebuilt, and he
sees a big future for it," Mr. Mull
stated today, "but so far we haven't
an idea just what course will be fol
lowed.” \
Asked pointblank If he thought
there was even a slight hope that
the famous resort would be rebuilt
Mr. Mull said;
"I don’t know Can't tell yet"
Free Gastonia Men
In Flogging Affair
Defense Argues "Whole Kidnaping
And Beating” Framed By
Concord. Oct. 18.—Pour GAston
county men were acquitted by a
Cabarrus county jury today, follow
ing 45 minutes of deliberation r,i
charges of conspiracy to assault
Ben Wells, British textile worker
and communist labor organizer.
Three were also on charges of nav
ing perpetrated the assault.
The charges were the outgrowth
of an investigation made here re
cently by Judge Thomas J. Shaw pf
Greensboro Into alleged anti-com
munist mob activity in Gaston,
Mecklenburg and Cabarrus counties
which included the alleged whip
ping of Wells.
Trial of the case started before
Judge A. M. Stack Thursday and
introduction of testimony was com
pleted today. Judge Stack charged
the jury early this afternoon and
adjourned court .at two o'clock for
lunch and deliberate. The jury
went to the jury room at 2:35
o’clock and 46 minutes later an
nounced they had agreed upon a
verdict. "Not guilty,” declared *hc
foreman as the nameof each de
fendant was called.
Those Acquitted.
Those acquitted of the charges of
assault and conspiracy are: A. G.
Morehead, superintendent of Loray
mill in Gaston where communist
labor union activity started las*.
April; Carl Holloway and Dewey
Carver, employes at Loray mill and
Horace Lane, overseer at Myers
mill in South Gastonia.
The men were accused of nelnq
in a mob that took Wells, C. M. Leli
and C. D. Saylors from a boarding
house In Gastonia, through Char
lotte and Mecklenburg county *o a
poirtt eight miles east of Concord
and there thrashed Wells.
Miss Louisa Fortune
Buried On Suhday
Miss Louisa Jane Fortune who
died Saturday at the home of Ros
coe Bridges in No. 2 township
where she made her home, was bur
ied Sunday afternoon at Mount Le
banon Baptist church in Ruther
ford county tfhere she joined as a
young girl. Miss Fortune was the
daughter of Pleasant Fortune and
was-67 years, 10 months and 10 days .
Local Negroes
Behave Well At
Fair; 2 Jailed
or IS Arretted At Fair Grounds
Only Two Were Local Men. Fire
Eater Arretted.
A survey of the county court blot- ]
ter here today right on the heels of {
the Cleveland County Colored Fair
pays a tribute to orderliness of
Cleveland county colored people.
During colored fair week 35 peo
ple were placed in the county Jail
here, 15 of’ them being arrested at
the fair grounds, and of the 15 only
two were Cleveland county negroes,
the others arrested being sftowmen
and visiting negroes.
According to Deputy Bob Ken
drick, detailed by Sheriff Allen to
patrol the fair grounds, the five-day
assemblage of colored people was
far more law-abiding than was an
ticipated and in behavior the local
negroes were exceptional.
Good Attendance.
The fair drew no record attend
ance during the day. programs, for
it is cotton picking time in Cleve
land county and the colored people
were engaged during the week in
changing the color of the cotton
fields, but on Friday and Saturday
nights the fair drew 'its record
crowds with the Saturday night
crowd being somewhat in the lead.
Between five and six thousand peo
ple passed through the gates Friday
night with Saturday night's attend
ance being estimated around 1,500.
A" feature Saturday, which drew
many white people to the fair
grounds was a football contest be
tween the colored elevens of Salis
bury and Charlotte, the Salisbury
eleven staging an easy win.
Back Home To Jail.
Some years back Clarence Mur
ray, local colored boy, learned, per
haps by guzzling alcoholic substitut
es. that he had a sheet-iron stom
ach and he Joined » show as a freak
eater of fire and broken glass. The
show playing the colored fair here
last week happened to be the show
Clarence was eating gloss and fire
for. and Clarence was bock home
today he is even more one of the
home-comers as he is residing in a
cell at the county jail not a hundred
yards away from his old home on
"Jail alley."
Sometime Saturday one of the
showmen missed a valuable suit of
clothes and a suitcase. Suspicion
pointed to Clarence and police Chief
McBride Poston located the suit
and bag in the home of one of
Clarence’s relatives. Then the search
started for Clarence. Saturday night
the police chief heard that there
was a colored man down South La
Fayette street "lit up" on an alco
holic substitute, raising a rucus, and
guzzling the hot fluid os if it were
Ice water. An investigation revealed
that It waa Clarence. To his stomach
toughened with broken glass and
fire, rubbing alcohol was Just a
soother, but because of the soothing
potion he is being tried in county
court today for public drunkenness
and larceny.
Fields Young, jr„ who is a stud
ent at McCallie school for boys at
Nashville, spent the week-end here
with his parents, Mr. and Mrs. H
F. Young.
Mr. Sam Thomas and Miss Annie
Thomas, of Ridgeway. S. C., spent
the week-end with Mr. Thomas’
daughter, Mrs. Frank Kendall.
Shelby Has 1,224
'Phones Operating
' Hello fir!# in the Shelby of
fice of the Southern Bell Tele
phone company must hove food
memories m well as pleasant
voices and food looks—they
have to remember 1.J34 num
That's how many telephones
are In operation now in Shelby,
accordinf to Sam Gault, Bell
manafer here.
Ninety-two telephones have
been Installed here since Janu
ary 1, Manafer Gault says,
flvlnf a food Idea of the town's
irrawth, while orders are in the’
manafer'# office now for 35
more telephone Installations.
Mrs. J. D. Hicks
Buried Sunday
Prominent Woman Of SL Peters
Church Died In Lincolnton
Hospital, Age 59.
One of the most beautiful floral
displays ever seen at 8t . Peters
church was a tribute to Mrs. J. V.
Hicks who was buried there Sun
day afternoon beside her husband
who preceded her to the grave 18
months ago. Mrs. Hicks was ono of
the most beloved women of that
community and her death was a
source of great sorrow to her many
friends. She passed away Saturday
morning at 5 o’clock In the Lin
colnton hospital at the age of 56
years and ten months.
Mrs. Hicks before marriage was
Miss Jane Ramsey and is survived
by two brothers Enos and ’Billy
Ramsey, one of Gaston and the
other of Rutherford county.
The funeral was conducted bv
Rev. J. W. Fitzgerald, assisted by
Rev. J. M. Morgan of Fallstoo and
a large crowd was present Deceas
ed is survived by ten children:
Austin Hicks of Fa 11ston, Mrs. Can*
Mull, Mrs. Yates Harrelsop and
Mrs. L. L. Smith of Shelby. Mrs.
Johnnie Hoyle, Clyde Hicks. Roy
Hicks. Ruby Hicks and Dwight
Hicks of R-l Bel wood. McCIuti
Hicks of Morganton.
Standard And Gulf
Erecting 4 Stations
Work Haa Commenced On Four
Modern Gee Service Stations
In Shelby.
Work is now underway on four
modern gas service stations, two
being erected by the Standard Oil
company of New Jersey and two by
the Qulf Refining company for
which the Royster Oil company are
local distributors.
The old Lineberger dwelling at
the corner of DeKalb and Warren
street lias been moved back and on
this site will be erected a handsome
station for Oulf products. Work
commence today on the erection of
a modem service Oulf station at
the corner of Sumter and N. T.a
Fayette streets, on the lot belong
ing to Paul Webb and O. M Mull
and adjoining* the Kester-Grnome
Furniture company.
The two new Standard stations
will be similar to Standard stations
in other cities and are being erect
ed on the lot bought from Frank L.
Hoyle at the convergence of War
ren and Marion streets, East, and
on the lot purchased from Rush
Thompson on West Warren street.
Mexico Gives Husbands Right
To Kill Man Who Takes Wife
Mexico City.—A father has the
right to kill his daughter and her
seducer in cases where the irl
sacrifices her honor, accordinj to
the terms of the new penal code
drawn up under extraordinary pow •
ers granted to President Portes Gil
by congress. The code is now ap
pearing in instalments in the Of
ficial Gazette.
The code also says that the hus
band who kills his wife’s partn t in
a marital offense shall not be pun
ished. The same holds true for the
wife against the husband. The code
stipulates, however, that the Killer
shall go without punishment only
if it is the first time he has hilled
for that reason and only if the
victims are caught in the act or are
about to commit it.
Persons Involved in differences
which have brought about a chal
lenge to a duel must appear Difore
a tribunal of honor, which will try
to bring about a reconciliation but
will have no power to sanction the
On the side of social welfare, the
code provides that habitual drunk
ards be placed in aanitoriums for
cure. The transfer of venereal dis
ease is made punishable and treat
ment obligatory. Persons with auch
a disease will not be permitted to
Although the penal code was
drawn up to become effective Dec.
15, Its publication in the Gazette has
raised the question whether it does
not become automatically effective.
No official announcement has been
The code abolishes the death pen
alty and replaces the Jury system
with one of trial by groups of alien
ists and other experts.
Beal And Pah
Face Long Term
In State Prison
Mecklenburg Jury Bring* IK
Verdict In Only 50 /
(Special to The Star.)
Charlotte. Oct. 21.—Fred
Beal and his six companions
were declared guilty of se&md
degree murder in the slaying
of Police Chief Aderholt of
Gastonia by a Mecklenburg
jury shortly after noon today.
Sentence has not as yet been
passed, or, rather, had not at
The Mecklenburg jury which re
turned a speedy verdict in the case
attracting nation-wide attention
was only out of the court room 30
minutes before returning.
Out At 11:13.
At 11: IS this morning Judge
Barnhill had completed his charge
and the jury left the room to debate
upon a verdict. Fifty minutes later,
or at 12:06. the jury filed back la
the room with the second dttree
murder verdict. There was thres
Possible verdicts: second degree
murder, manslaughter, or not guil
The second degree verdict carries
with it a sentence in prison from
two to thirty years, and geoeral
estimates soon after verdict was
that the sentence would be f-om
five to 10 yeets.
The verdict as returned was
against all of the seven defendants:
Fred Beal. Clarence Miller, K. V.
Hendricks, William McGinnis, Leu's
McLaughlin, Joseph Harrison and
George Carter, all union leaden or
Mem Is Cease.
In rendering the verdict the jury
informed Judge Barnhill that it had
not as yet reached a decision to re
gards to the assault charge also
preferred against the seven because
of the attack upon Policeman Gil
bert, Roach and Ferguson. After
receiving the other verdict Judge
Barnhill sent the Jury back »o
bring a verdict in the assault, cue.
Rutherford Fair
Opens On Tuesday
Will Continue Through Saturday.
Fireworks Display On Each
Rutherfordton. Oct. 21—T h t
ninth annual Rutherford count>
fair will open here Tuesday anC
continue through Saturday.
Several thousand school children
are expected to attend the fair oe
the opening day to see the foot
ball game between the Central and
Cliffside high schools, which will
be played at the fair ground:
Tuesday morning, and to take part
In athletic games Tuesday after
Features scheduled for Wednes
day and Thursday afternoons in
clude horse and mule races. Frizes
totalling $3,000 are ^ftered, and
many wen known racers will com
pete for the purses. An elaborate
display of fireworks will be given
each night. '
Large delegations from Cleve
land, McDowell, Polk. Henderepn,
Burke and Spartanburg counties
are expected to attend the fair.
Forest City Man Is
Hurt In Crash Today
Just after 1 o’clock today Folic#
Chief Poston and Sheriff Irvin Al
len were notified by telephone from
Forest City to be on the watch for
Chevrolet car, driven by two young
men, which bad just featured in as
serious wreck there. According to
the telephone message the Ghevro#
let drove around a car driven by
Jade McKinney, of Forest Cltsv sM
caused McKJney’s car to crash
head-on with a Coca Colo true?:
McKinney was thrown through the
truck and was badly cut.
Shelby Mill Erects
Hall For Club Work
A two-story building, the tint
floor to be und for club work, i»
being erected at the Shelby Cotton
Mills. The hell on the first floor,
when complete, it hr announced
will be used for meetings of the
Sewing club and the Textile club
and other gatherings of pin **•
ployes. Heretofore
have t^een held in a hall
of the stores near the mill.
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