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SHELBY, N. C. FRIDAY, OCT. 25, 1929.
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons man, per year (in advance) taiio
VOL. XXXV, No. 127
Cotton, per lb. .. 17 V*c j
Cotton Seed, per bu._.... 40' jc j
Fair And Cool.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair and continued cool to
I night. Light to heavy frost in in
terior Saturday. Fair and slowly
rhlng temperature in central and
west portions.
Her Mother Dead.
Mrs. Lemira Goodhue, mother of
Mrs. Calvin Coolidge, wife of the
former president, died last night at
the Cooiey-Dickinson hospital at
Northampton, Mass.
Hazing At High
' School Here In i
Collegiate Style i
Toung Eighth Graders At Central i
High Paddled This Year As
Shelby’s Central high school took
on collegiate airs this ytar, accord
ing to reports emanating from the
1 school campus, and decided that
freshmen at the school—boys com
ing up from the grammar grades —
should be properly Initiated into the
high school brotherhood just as
freshmen are taken in at college.
The new system, kiiown in col
lege circles as hazing, worked very
well, it is understood, other than
proving a bit uncomfortable to the
new boys, until school authorities
got wind of the embryo hazing and
i immediately exercised their author
ity by putting a stop to the new >
Several Got Paddled.
Before information of the hazing
reached school authorities several
of the new boys in high school
! coming up from the seventh grade
or the several granunar schools in
the city, received, Reports have it,
warm receptions/to their new school
quarters—said Reception being ten
dered with cleverly constructed lit
tle paddles from local lumberyards.
No Severe Treatment.
None of the hazing formula prov
ed very severe, it Is understood, and
the Central fresh youngsters “took
. their medicine like men” and re
fused to squeal, and the new col
legiate atmosphere enveloping the
oM Central campus may never have
reached the ears of school officials
had not one of them happened up
on several paddles—paddles with
boles in them—about the school!
budding. This find led to ocher
things, and eventually to the end of
the hazing program—which at the
time might have already reached
an end, as boys about the campus,
who talk reluctantly, say that the
j hazing period lasted only three
days after which the new boys were
* accepted as regular fellows.
Deputy Out Hunting,.
Nabs Fighting Blacks
Deputy Sheriff Bob Kendrick, as •
coinpanied by Joe Carroll, captain
of the Shelby fire department, start
ed out on a ’possum hunt fact
night and returned in less than an
hour with a catch of three colored
men and three colored women, all
of whom were jailed on a charge
of fighting.
Near Hickory creek, south of
town, the deputy says a car parked
by the side of the road while in
front, under the lights, the colored
sextet was staging a free-for-a'l.
Those Jailed were Broadus Edwards,
Odus Hamrick, Cletus Petty, Gertte
, Reynolds and Willie Gaskin, of
Gaffney, and Maud McDowell, of
Fire At Barber Shop
South Shelby Today
The city fire trucks were called
out shortly before nine o’clock thiE
morning to the Reinhart barber
shop in South Shelby where a
* small fire had started about the
flue. The blaze was extinguished
with only a small damage.
You Can Pay When,
Due-If You Keep A
There Is no secret about how
to pay bills promptly and keep
your credit and self-respect.
Make someone in your house ihc
one to pay bills—nun or wife.
Figure possible expenses the first
of each month for the next 311
days against what the family in
come will be. The person who
pays the Mila should see that the
expenses are kept within that
limit. Then when the bills come
In they can be paid cheerfully
and promptly. That’s the only
way to peace of mind, safety and
Gardner Likely
Never To Seek
An Office Again
Tells Guilford Farmers That lie
May Never Be Candidate In
State Any More.
The offiee of chief executive
of North Carolina will likely be
the last public offiee Govemr
O. Max Gardner, of Shelby, who
has been in politics since early
manhood, will ever seek.
During his campaign for gov
ernor he intimated that at the
end of his term he would be
through with public life, and
speaking yesterday to an as
semblage of Guilford county
farmers, at Summerfield near
Greensboro, he reiterated the
Through With It.
"I I know my mind,” The Greens
boro News quoted him as saying,
“and I think I do, I shall never be
a candidate for public office in
North Carolina again.”
Continuing The News said: “He
made no explanation nor discussed
it further with his rural friends who
remained standing during more
than a half hour to hear every word
he uttered.”
Since he is still comparatively
young for a man in public life thero
were many who thought at the
time of his first statement that the
governor might change his mind
and remain in public life, but a
repetition of his statement yester
day leaves the impression that the
man who held his first public of
fice at 28 and is today in North
Carolina's highest office has tired
of official life.
Rutherford Jurors
For Marion Hearin
Rutherfordton.—Sheriff W. C.
Hardin has summoned 100 persons
in Rutherford county to appear a:
Marion for the special te?m of court
which is to be held there beginning
November 11, when 119 persons ire
due to be arraigned for alleged
crimes growing out of the recent
textile strikes in that place. Judge
G. V. Cowper. of Kinston, will pre
Alfred Hoffman, southern organi
zer for the United Textile Workers
of America, and five strikers were
being tried in September when one
of the prisoners escaped from jail
in Marion and the trial was post
poned. Hoffman and the strikers
are charged with rioting and in
citing to rebellion on August 30.
1929, also on a charge of conspiracy
against the state. Eight deputy and
special deputy sheriffs Will be tried
for murder. The officers to face this
charge are Robert Ward, B. L. Rob
bins, Taylor Greene, Charles Tate,
W. A. Fender, Jim Owens, Dave
Jarrett and William Twiggs. Fifty
four people will be charged with
rioting and inciting to rebellion: 37
will be charged with rioting, assault
on officers, unlawfully assembling,
breach of peace and resisting arrest
while 17 are charged with an as
sault with a deadly weapon and lour
will be charged with exploding dyn
Padgett Speaks For
Rotary Club Meeting
Rev. Rush Padgett, pastor of the
Second Baptist church, was the
speaker at today’s luncheon of the
Shelby Rotary club with Mr. Jnrk
Dover in charge of the program.
Rev. Mr. Padgett discussed the
need for business men to show
.more interest and give more time
to such public institutions as the
churches, the schools, and the gov
Bethlehem Booth At Cleveland County Fair
The booth above, entered by the progressive Bethlehem community was one of the outstanding farm-life ex
hibits at the recent Cleveland County Fair, which this year lead all county fairs in the state in attendance
and sire. Charlotte Observer Photo
City Not Responsible For
Small Water Main To Hotel
At Cleveland Springs, He Says
Seniors Above The
Average In State
In Their Examinations, However,
They Are Below Schools Of
Like Size.
tn the High school examination
by seniors ■ in the 1929 class, the
score was 08.2 which was above the
average for all of the high school
of the state. While the local school
was above the average for the state,
it was below the average of schools
of similar size which made a grade
of 76, according to figures furnish
ed by Supt. B. L, Smith.
It is gratifying also to note that
improvement was shown over
the previous year. The grade in
1928 was 78.6 as compared with the
state average grade of 82.9.
In’ the specific subjects for 1929
the Shelby school compared with
the state average as follows: Read
ing and study habits, state 16 3.
Shelby same; reading and litera
ture state 14.25, Shelby 16.8; English
form, state 8.5, Shelby 9,9; histori-al
reading, state 13.2, Shelby 13.9,
mathematics, state 6.7, Shelby 5 2;
general science, state 12.3; Shelby
11.2; American history, state 12.1
Shelby 12.7; Latin, state 9.1, Shelby
9.8; French state, 10.7, Shelby A.
Mortons Back After
Wreck Near Wilson
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Morton, both
of whom were injured in an au'o
crash near Wilson last Saturday
night, returned to their home here
Mr. and Mrs. Morton were en
route to Wilson from the Carolina
Georgia game at Chapel Hill wheu
the wheels of their car caught on
the shoulder of the paved road
skidded into a brick wall and turn
ed over. Both were painfully bruised
while Mr. Morton received severe. 1
gashes about the head and body
Their car was badly wrecked.
Ninety Percent Of People Try
Their Best To Pay Their Debts
Three out of four people are fnn
est, and at least ninety percent of
the people around Shelby pay their
debts—although some of them have
to delay the payments until they
get the wherewith.
That's the opinion of Louis Ham
rick, operator of a local pressing
club and dry cleaning plant, who
should know what he is talking
about because he does his own col
lecting and calls upon from 100 to
200 people monthly.
"There are not as many out-and
out deadbeats in the world—or,
rather, around Shelby, a place I
know what I’m talking about—as a
lot of people seem to believe,” he
"Out of all the bills I carry out
each month, and the major portion
of pressing dub work is credit work,
I seldom find more than one or
two people who actually try to beat
me out of what they owe me. Of
course I never collect 90 percent ef
the debts each month, but that Is
not because they’re trying to heat
me, but because they do not nave
the money at the time. They pay
later, and it doesn't take a bill cot
lector long to know when the man
who cannot pay him means to pay
or is trying to evade paying. Dur
ing the recent summer when money
was scarce there were many who
could not pay, but they have been
paying since, and will pay.
“I believe other bill collectors
will agree with me. The world isn't
half as crooked as some would have
us baiic. ba concluded. i
. t”-JV
j Former Alderman Say» Firemen
Going Out Of Town As Favor
Should Not Be Criticised.
If it is indeed true that a six
inch water main could not fur
nish enough water so that
Shelby firemen could success
fully combat the fire at Cleve
land Springs hold, it was no
fault of the city of Shelby.
That is the belief of T. W. Ham
rick, former alderman and lo
many years closely connected fhh
affairs of the city. In a letter ad
dressed to The Star, concerning a
recent Star editorial regarding the
fire, Mr. Hamrick says that the
Cleveland Springs hotel company
put in the six-inch main and not
the city, and continues by saying
that since the fire was without
the city limit the firefighters of the
Shelby fire department should be
praised for their work instead of
Explains About Water.
The letter, which speaks tor it
self, follows in full:
“I don't know just who Is the
proper person to answer your ques
tions and comments on ThejCteve
Iand Springs fire and the water
mains of the town, so I beg leave
to make a few remarks along that
First, I want to call your atten
tion to the fact that the Cleveland
Springs development, is no part of
Shelby. The city fire department
has no more legal right to respond
to a fire alarm from there than it
has to respond to an alarm from
Belwood or Casar.
"Cleveland Springs is in the
county. They own and put in their
own water and light line, it is a
private development, over which
Shelby has no control. Shelby has
a ten inch wrater line running to
the old city lhpits. The Cleveland
Springs company, attached their
six inch line there and carried it
to their development and they pay
the town for water used.
"The six inch line was put in for
sanitary purposes and not for fire
fighting, although in a small fire
it might be of considerable service
in-so-far as dwellings are concern
ed, provided a w'ater hydrant is
near enough to be available. Of
; course the fire dept, would at all
times respond to any fire alarm
from there and do what ever they
could, because the town is und°r a
moral obligation, if not a legal one
I was at the Cleveland Springs fire,
^thirty minutes after the alarm
sounded and the entire roof was a
solid blaze. The fire department
needed not only a ten inch main
but a pressure great enough to
throw six streams of water at least
two hundred feet to have success
fully fought the fire. The Cleveland
Springs hotel was as large as the
old Shelby hotel and you must re
member that the firemen with
plenty of pressure and plenty of
water could not do more than con
fine the fire to the one building.
*T understand that our complete;
fire fighting equipment responded to
(Continued on Page Thirteen)
Utility Wants To
Buy Electric Plant
At Boiling Springs
< Election Is Called To Vote On Sale
Of Plant November 26 For
Boiling Springs now lias up the
matter of the sale of it* electric
light plant to the Southern Public
Utility company, a subsidiary of the
Southern Power company for the
sum of $i&500 and an election has
been called by the officials of the
town to be held November 26 at
which time the citizens will decide
whether or not they wish the plant
sold or maintained under munici
pal ownership.
Ellenboro just over the line in
Rutherford county sold its electric
plant a few months ago to the
Southern Public Utility company
for $18,500, then Lattimore follow
ed with an election which carried
authorizing the sale of Its plant.
Mooresboro has called an election to
be held Wednesday, October 30
when the citizens will vote on the
sale of the plant in that town and
indications are that the election
will carry. In the event Boiling
Springs authorizes the sale of i‘s
plant, and the Mooresboro election
carries next Wednesday, the South
ern Public Utilities company will
have purchased four municipally
owned electric plants in this arid
Rutherford counties paying approx
imately $70,000 for the four.
Western Union Here
Has Audit; Branton
Back At Local Post
Mr. R. R. Paris, auditor, traveling
out of division auditors office, At
lanta, Ga. audited the accounts of
the local Western Union office this
week. The audit resulted in a bal
ance, and everything in good con
dition. Mr. R. E. Blackwelder is
manager of the local office.
Mr. R. H. (Dick) Branton, relief
manager for ths Western Union is
back at the local office for a few
weeks. For the past few months
Mr. Branton has given relief fen
vacations throughout the state.
Just where his next relief will do is
not known yet. Mr. Branton is a
likeable fellow, making friends
wherever he goes.
Peeler, Duke End,
Former Star Here,
Loses Teeth In Game
Shelby High-Product Not To Start
, Game Against Villanova
Team Saturday.
Melvin Peeler, once a star tackle
and end at Shelby high and also
a star baseball pitcher, will not
start the game Saturday at his old
end berth on the Duke university
eleven against Villanova in Phila
delphia. And, according to dis
patches from Durham, there is a
very good reason. In the game with
Navy last Saturday at Annapolis
young Peeler left several teeth on
the play in 4 field as the result of
blows in the mouth while tackling
Navy bail carriers.
Superior Court
Starts Monday,
Harding Judge
Big Criminal Docket Scheduled To
Be Disposed Of. Several
Killing Cases.
The fall term of superior court
Will convene here Monday morning
with Judge W. F Harding, of Char
lotte. presiding and Solicitor Spur
geon Spurltng, of Lenoir, prosecut
A heavy criminal docket Is to be
disposed of according to Clerk of
Court A. M. Hamrick.
Hornburkle Trial.
The criminal case which will like
ly attract the most interest will be
the trial of A. J. <Kld> Hornburkle,
well known boxer, who will face the
court on the charge of murdering
George Scruggs, a textile worker, in
east Shelby last February.
Two other killing affairs to be
tried are the charges against Cliff
FullenWlder, colored, for fatally
shooting his brother-in-law at a
negro church in the county some
months bark, and the fatal assaut
upon a negro man at Grover a cou
ple of years ago. several young
white men being Indicted in the lat
ter case
Miss Randall New
Secretary To Grigg
Young Girl Of Forest City, Native
Of County Supcceds Mrs.
Muss Viola Randall, for several
years connected with the Farmers
Bank and Trust company at Forest
City, has Accepted the position as
I secretary to Prof. J. H, Grigg, sup
erintendent of the Cleveland coun
ty schools, and has already enter
ed upon her duties. Miss RardaP,
whose father lives In the Bcthlc
htm sectio nof this county, (suc
ceeds Mrs. Tom Osborne, who re
cently tendered het resignation aft
er capably filling the office for
several years.
The Forest City Courier in speak,
ing of the change made by Miss
Randall said that she had made o
host of friends there In social nud
business circles who would wish licr
success in her new position.
Fall Business On
Up-grade In Shelby
First National Deposits In A Single
Day Amount To
Merchants are busy with a won
derful fall business. It is a six-day
business now and not crowded into
Saturdays as is the case during the
summer. This excellent fall busi
ness is due to the harvest season
with cotton, the county’s princlpa
money crop, on the move to market.
The First National bank received
in deposits bn Monday of this week
approximately $423,000 which reg
istered a peak day for this institu
tion. This gives some idea as to
trade conditions and the movement
of money at this season of the year.
Gins are running night and day
and even then farmers are having
to wait at the gins for hours at a
time to get their cotton ginned. Cot
ton warehouses are gradually fill
ing up and every channel of busi
ness seems to have taken on new
Masons Meet Tonight.
An Important meeting of the
members of the Masonic lodge will
be held tonight to consider some
real estate holdings of the lodge.
Man Near Death Here
As Result Of Wreck
| Carolina Mountains
Are Snow-Capped
Asheville.—At least three
Western North Carolina peaks
Wednesday and Thursday were
covered with a blanket of snow,
contrasting with the bright
October sun that beamed on
. Roan Mountain and Grassy
Baldln, in Avery county, and
Wayah Bald in Macon, were
covered Tuesday and Tuesday
night, it was learned here.
In this connection, it was re
called here that the heaviest
snow of the winter of 1923 felt
exactly six years ago—Octo
ber 23.
Civic Clubs Plan
Drive For Scouts
President Atkins And Treasurer
Mack Holland Of Gastonia
Speak Here.
Oliver Anthony has been made
general chairman tor the campaign
to be launched on Tuesday Novem
ber 5 to raise Shelby’s quota to
maintain the Piedmont scout coun
cil and last night the Ktwanis club
meeting at the Hotel Charles hea’-d
short speeches from President J. W
Atkins and Treasurer J. M. Holland
both of Gastonta, and officials of
the Piedmont scout council.
The civic clubs will be asked to
pui. on me arive lor tunas to meet
Shelby's quota and Tuesday, Nov
ember 5 has been designated as Jhe
day for the canvas to begin. There
are 14 scout troops in the county,
not counting Kings Mountain
which has a separate quota. Mr
Atktns points out the necessity ol
encouraging scouting which meant
so much to the young manhood ol
today, especially at this time whm
the communist party Is trying to
teach American youths the com
munistic ideas and ideals In an ef
fort to undermine the government
and its sacred institutions.
Mr. Holland outlined the cam
paign plan that has been success
ful in the other four counties com
prising the council.
$33,034 Collected In
Taxes By Sheriff Here
T. M. Holland Estate In No. 2 Town
ship First To Fay 1929
hi eight days of tax collecting
I Sheriff Irvin M. Allen lias taken in
$33,034.37 in Cleveland county taxes,
he announced today. This total of
taxes paid ran through Thursday
A cheek of the tax books shows
that the first taxes of the year were
paid by the T. M. Holland estate in
No. 2 township.
Lineberger, Boyer
On Committees
At the Western Carolina Meth&d
ist conference now In session at
High Point, Dr. Hugh K. Boyer, re
tiring pastor of Central Methodist
church here, was named on the
memoirs committee to prepare pi
pers honoring ministers who died
during the conference year. Mr.
William Lineberger, superintendent
of the Central Methodist Sundry
school was named a member of the
conference committee on Sabbath
Chicago Man Shot In Mouth,
Swallows Ballet, Is All Right
Chicago.—Ben Friedman was shot
in the face, lost three teeth, swal
lowed the bullet, and didn’t even
suffer indigestion.
Things like that happen, but are
hard to believe. Friedman, however,
had evidence. The teeth were gone,
the bullet was in his stomach.
Friedman, 42 years old, was step
ping out of a West Madison street
restaurant Tuesday night. A man
rushed at him, pushed a pistol into
Friedman's face and pulled the
trigger. Then the fellow ran- awe;/
and never was caught.
Friedman yelled, the ambulan >
arrived, he was taken to the hoe’.i -
tal. Doctors began looking for •Jit
buUet and finally found it in Fried.
man’s stomach. The bullet had tak
en three teeth from Friedman’s
lower Jaw then, its force spent, had
gone harmlessly—the doctors said
down the Friedman esophagus when
Friedman, quite naturally In view
of everything, gulped.
Two Families Move
To Hotel Charles
Mr. and Mrs. Clyde Short tnd
daughter, Patsy, and Mr. and Mrs,
, Charlie Williams, who had 6em
ving at the Cleveland Springs
el. have moved to the Hotel
liafles since the fire and will
make their honie there for the win
Young Gaffney Man Perhaps fw
tally Injured In Car Craah Near
Clyde Harris, young white man <4
Gaffney, is in the Shelby hospital
at the point of death as the residf
of serious Injuries received yester*
day afternoon when the car to
j which he was riding turned ovef
: just on this side of Mooresborn ott
| Highway 3d.'
Boyce Cash, of the section b*
| tween Oaffney and Orover, who wad
| driving the car, is also In the hos
pital with a mashed leg but is ooi
thought to be seriously injured.
At Foot Of Grade.
The two young men, in a borrow
! ed car. according to Cash were ed
| route to Forest City to visit a rela
tive of the badly injured man. The^
coasted down the Sandy Bun creels
hill and just as he let the clutch out
Cash\says something about the car
seemed to lock, swerving the car to
the side of the road and as he tried
to right it the automobile turned
completely over. Harris was thrown
out of the car. through the glass of
the coupe, but Cash, the driver,
was penned underneath until a Mr,
Powell, who operates a service sta
tion nearby, extricated him.
Tile two injured men. Harris, un
conscious, were placed in a passing
truck and rushed to the hospital
here. State Highway PatroUnau R.
S. Harris led the fast dash on hU
motorcycle clearing the traffic fa#
the truck. •%«..
One Side Paralysed.
Harris was given immediate merit*
cal treatment by hdspital surgeons,
but it was stated today that hla
skull was fractured and that hla
left side was paralysed. He has been
unconscious since being brought ta
the hospital, and surgeons hold very
little hope for hi» recovery, flash
may be able to leave the hospital
today or tomorrow.
Officers last night got in touch
with the injured man's mother af
Rutherfordton and she came herd
to be at her son’s bedside
Whiskey, officers say, may have
been responcible for the wreck al
though people about the hospital
when the two were brought to say
that Cash, the driver, did not seem
, to have been under the influence
I of an intoxicant. A bottle, which,
by the odor, undoubtedly had eou- /
tatned whiskey was found in dTif7
of Harris' pockets smashed to
Cline Agent
For Chrysler
D. 11. Cline Takes Up Agency lid
Chrysler Cars In This
D. H. Cline Hudson-Essex deal
er, has taken the Chrysler agency,
heretofore held here by the Litton
Motor company. This agency con
nection was made this week afc<*
Mr. Cline has already stocked a
number of late model Chrysler 86,
70 and 77 cars. He will maintain
the agency at his Hudson-Srsox
headquarters on West Warren 8t.
“The Chrysler agency does not
mean that I am discontinuing the
Hudson-Essex agencies which E
have held for a number of years. I
will continue to handle these cars
and have simply added the Chry
sler cars to my line and will con
tinue to give Chrysler service to
cars already running," said Mr.
Shelby Gets Jolt
In Market Stampede
| Majority Local Investors Cling To
Stock And Are Not Sold
The worst stampede in history
which swept the New York stock
exchange yesterday, sending stocks
down in a greater panic than any
time since the war decline of 1914,
was keenly felt in Shelby among
scores of local investors on the ex
j change. >•
! Insofar as can be learned herd
today the stock stampede brought
about no actual losses during the
day for local investors as Use ma
jority of them margined their hold
ings and clung on with the hope of
a reverse movement, none being
sold out on the decline However,
many suffered lasses by the decline
which they hope to recoup on a
, climbing market^

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