Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons carr££\5?yw 8.00
SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY, NOV. 8,
f THE MARKET.
Cotton, per pound_........ 17c
Cotton Seed, per bu. __.... 45c
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Cloudy tonight and Satur
day. Rain Saturday and in west por
tion tonight. Not much change in
i-Jr Foolish Selling.
On t statement issued yesterday
at Washington, Chairman Legg of
ihe federal farm board declared
that in his opinion “any one selling
fcheat or cotton at the present mar
ket prices is foolish.’’ He did not
elaborate on his views other tlian
lo say that good harvesting weather
has caused the markets to be flood
id and held the price down.
^Through cooperative associations
the farm board hopes to advance
money to growers so that the cot
ton may be held until more satis
factory prices are received.
Highway 18 To
Be Finished By
Work Being Pushed By State En
gineer On Plans To Meet
j Highway From Shelby.
Gaffney, Nov. 8.—Plans for the
Cherokee county portion of the new
highway from Gaffney to Shelby,
from Broad river to the Cleveland
county line, are being worked out
by state highway department engi
neers at Columbia, according to a
letter received by E. L. Gossett,
county treasurer and clerk of the
county commissioners, in reply to
an inquiry submitted to Charles H.
Moorefield, state highway engineer.
These plans probably will be deliv
ered to the Cherokee county author
ties before the first of the coming
year, Mr. Moorefield stated.
Upon receipt of the plans the
county commissioners will make
arrangements for letting a contract
for the construction of the link be
tween the river and the Cleveland
line. Cleveland county has already
built Its portion of the road south
from Shelby. Sometime ago a re
port gained currency at Shelby to
the effect that Cherokee did not in
tend to construct the part of the
road in this C9unty. This report was
promptly contradicted by Cherokee
Mr. Moorefield’s letter to Mr.
Gossett Incidentally mentions the
fact that the South Carolina high
way department is rushing plans for
construction in this state, which it
is hoped to begin early in January
under the provisions of the $65,
000,000 road bond issue act.
His letter follows:
“In reply to your letter of Octo
ber 26 requesting information as to
the survey to be made by the high
way department for the Gaffney
Shelby road, we have completed the
survey of the section from Broad
river to the North Carolina line and
will start on the plans within a few
days. As soon as the plans are com
pleted we will furnish you with
them so that the county can pro
ceed with the work as outlined by
the plans. We cannot state definite
ly when these plans will be com
pleted, but they should be complet
ed before the first of the year; we
are rushing plans for construction
work which we will let some time
during January under the bond act.
“Assuring you that we will make
every effort to get these plans to
you at the earliest possible date, I
Shows Here Tonight
James Thompson, one of the
world’s leading billiard shots, is
giving two exhibitions and meeting
all comers today at the Cleveland
Cigar store. The first exhibition was
at 3:30 this afternoon and the sec
ond will be at 7:30 tonight. Thomp
son, his manager says, holds vic
tories over Ralph Greenleaf, Prank
Hoppe and other experts.
More than 20,000 people read
the “want ads” in The Star
three times each week. If you
have lost anything, found
anything, have something to
sell, or want to buy something,
tell the entire county about
it in Star “want ads.”
That's why it is hard to lose
anything in this county
provided you advertise the
loss in The Star.
STAB WANT ADS
are read by more people than
the wants ads of any news
paper not published daily in
Governor Gardner To
Attend Convention Of
Baptists In Shelby
City Ready To Entertain State
Convention For Fourth Time.
1,000 Visitors Expected.
Governor O. Max Gardner |
has sent word, it was announc
ed here today, that he will at
tend the State Baptist con
vention in Shelby next week
and will make a brief address
to the convention on Tuesday
night. Other outstanding lead
ers in the State who will at
tend in addition to the Gover
nor and leading Baptist minis
ters include Dr. Francis P.
Gaines, president of Wake For
est college, and Dr. W. I. Po
Delegates and visitors to the con
vention, particularly Baptist pas
tors, will begin arriving in Shelby
Monday, while the peak of the at
tendance will likely be reached by
noon Tuesday as the convention
proper gets underway Tuesday af
Homes Thrown Open.
Dr. Zeno Wall, pastor of the
First Baptist church which is host
to the convention, and Mr. O. M.
Mull, chairman of the entertain
ment committee, stated today citi
zens of Shelby, regardless of de
nomination, had been very gener
ous about opening their homes to
entertain the 1.000 or more visitors
expected and that ample entertain
ment preparation had been made.
Due to the Cleveland Springs hotel
fire practically all of the uptown
hostelries are near filled each night
with commercial travellers and the
major portion of the 1,000 visitors
will be entertained in private hem
es of the city. In this connection
Dr. Wall stated that the board of
stewards of the Central Methodist
church had generously offered o
canvass the entire Central congre
gation to help provide rooms lor
The first programs or prelimi
nary programs of the convention
will come on Monday. The first of
a series of pastors’ conference will
be held at the First church Mon
day afternoon at 2:30, The second
will be held Monday evening and
the third Tuesday morning at
which time Dr. Gaines, Wake For
est president, is expected to address
the pastors. On Tuesday after
noon the convention proper gets
underway and the sessions will ex
tend through Thursday morning.
Tuesday Night Leads.
The Tuesday night session prom
ises to be the most outstanding of
the convention. Soon after the ses
sion opens Governor Gardner is
scheduled to make a brief talk. His
address will be followed by a spe
cial musical program and by the
convention sermon, which will be
preached by Dr. J. M. Kester, pas
tor of the First Baptist church at
Wilmington and former pastor cf
the Shelby church.
Organizations of the North Caro
lina Baptist church will hold two
banquets, during convention week.
On Tuesday evening Sunday school
leaders and workers will banquet,
while a B. Y. P. U. banquet, which
may be attended by 300 or more
young people, is to be staged on
Wednesday evening. These bm
quets will be served near the churt h.
In order to aid the eating places
of the city to handle the hundreds
of visitors one organization of tne
First church plans to serve 250
meals twice each day in the dining
room of the church.
3 Mrs. C. H. Hardin and two chil
dren and Mrs. Tom Miller Were
Kings Mountain visitors yester
Forecast On Cotton
Up; Price Unchanged
After Report Given
Yield Indicated 94,000 Bales More
Than Last Report. 10,889,314
The government cotton r»port
issued today gave an indicated
yield of 15,009,000 bales, or 94.
000 batys more than the last
forecast of 14,915,000.
Very little change in price was
shown on the market within two
hours after the forecast of an
L'p to November I. according
to the report, 10,889,314 b.vles
had been ginned.
The indicated yield as to j
acreage for the entire crop was
given at 154.1 pounds per acre.
Planning To Secure
Assistant To Pastor
Rev. Mr. Hayes, New Pastor, Here
And Will Preach At Central
Officials of Central Methodist
church are negotiating now, .t -s
understood, to secure an assistant
pastor for the church. Mrs. M. P.
Coley, who aided in the clerical work
during the pastorate of Dr. H. K.
Boyer, is leaving Shelby and church !
officials hope to secure an assist
ant pastor to handle this and other
departments of the church in a
progressive program mapped out for
the church for the coming year.
So far is known no definite
action has been taken as yet in the
matter although the topic has been
taken up in several conferences.
Hayes Moves Here.
Rev. L. B. Hayes, new pastor of
the church succeeding Dr. Boyer,
moved into the Methodist parson
age yesterday with his family. The
new pastor, who comes here from
Winston-Salem, will preach at the
Sunday services of the church.
Big Hunting Year
Over This County
Game Warden Sells Many Licenses.
Bird And Rabbit Season
The present hunting season
promises to be one of the biggest in
the history of Cleveland county, ac
cording to County Game Warden
So far this year the game war
den and his deputies have sold 218
state hunting licenses, 480 county
licenses and 13 combination licenses,
hunters of the county paying a total
of $1,188.50 for hunting privileges.
The bird and rabbit seasons do not
open until November 20 and with
the opening of the two seasons
scores of additional licenses will be
Miller New Head Of
Ella Textile Plant
Mr. H. B. Miller, of Florence, Ala.,
has moved to Shelby to become
superintendent of the Ella mill of
the Consolidated Textile corpora
tion, succeeding Mr. W. J. Erwin.
Mr. Miller was former secretary of
the Cherry Cotton mills, whik Mr.
Erwin has been promoted to the of
fice of the Consolidated firm at
Great Falls, S. C.
North Carolina Nimrods Buy
More Hunting License This Year
Raleigh.—Collections from the
sale of hunting licenses have pass
ed by $5,000, the receipts on the
same dates last year, Col. J. VV.
Harrelson, director of the depart
ment of conservation and develop
Total remittances this week readi
ed $76,000, in comparison with $71/
000 a year ago. This showing has
been made. Colonel Harrelson point
ed out, in spite of the fact that
open seasons for game, by legisla
tive enactment, have been general
ly later this year than they were
Bird gea§o^, however, wjs ad
vanced ten days this year in order
to allow for hunting on Thanks
giving Day, a favorite time for
sportsmen to take the field. It is
shown, however, that the bird sea
son will not open until November
20, and the big rush of license
buying is expected to be experi
enced before this time.
•‘Reports from over the state in
dicate this year that there is more
game than has been seen for the
past fifteen years,’’ Colonel Ha rel
son said. "The larger sale of li
censes is evidently a reflection of
the greater supply of game which
creates a desire for more hunters;
. to go tQ t^e |ield.
WEEK-END GUESTS AT MANSION
' MU i
Members of the Cceilian Music Club, of Bhelby, who were week end guests at the Mansion with their
hostess Mrs. Gardner, also a member, aud Governor Gardner. The guests include: Mrs. Georgo A. Hoyle, Mrs.
VV. C. Harris, Mrs. V. U Heiuiessa, Mrs. W. B, Nil, Mrs. Thnd <\ Ford. Mrs. John F. Svhneck, Jr.. Mrs. Kush
Thompson, Mrs. A1 Bennett, Mrs. Will Arey, Mrs. William McCord, Mrs. Earl Hamrick, Mr* Cline Lackey.
Mrs. A. B. Buttle, Mrs. I). W. Royster, Mr*. Pitt Beam, Mrs. Grady Lovelace, Mrs. DeWitt Quinn, Mrs.
Frank Love, Mrs. Charles Wall, Miss Amos Willis, Miss Mamie Roberts and Miss Bertha Bostic.
Photo courtesy Raleigh News and O bserver.
Virginia Rout Of Anti-Smiths Starts Talk
Of Simmons Rival In North Carolina Again
No Armistic Day
Program In Shelby
Many Shelby And Cleveland People
Will Attend Celebration In
Shelby and Cleveland county will
hold no formal program celebration
Armistice day on Monday, although
throughout many churches . of the
county Sunday the Armistice day
theme will be used as sermon topics.
Quite a number of Cleveland peo
ple, indications are, will attend the
big celebration planned at Forest
A Forest City dispatch telling of
the events there Monday follows:
Everything is in readiness for
Forest City's big county-wide Ar
mistice day here next Monday. Plans
are being made to entertain hun
dreds from all communities of the
county. Invitations have been ex
tended to all ex-service men ever
the entire county to be present and
participate in the big celebration.
As Monday will be a legal holiday,
practically all business establish
ments of the county will be closed
at least part of the day. Since this
is true, additional hundreds arc
expected that could not otherwise
be here for the big event.
A speakers’ stand has been erect
ed on the cast end of the plaza, di
rectly in front of the memorial to
the World War dead. From this
stand cx-governor Cameron Morri
son will speak at 11:30 o’clock. lie
will be introduced by Attorney C.
O. RidingS. Seats have been reserv
ed for ail parents of boys who made
the supreme sacrifice during tut
World war, and invitations were
mailed this week to parents of the
thirty-four boys who died in service,
to be present for the occasion.
The program, as outlined oy uic
committee, will open at nine o'clock,
and will be as folows:
9:00 a. m.—Registration of all ex
service men, with Frank Dorsey in
9:00 a. m.—Band concert in
square. Spindale band.
10:30 a. m.—Mammoth street pa
11:30 a. m.—Address, by Hon.
12:30 p. m.—Picnic luncheon for
ex-soldiers, their wives and chil
2:30 to 3:30 p. m.—football game,
Cool Springs high school. Forest
City vs. Kings Mountain.
3:30 to 5 p. m.—Stunts on street.
6:00 to 8:30 p. m.—Prize fights.
8:30 to 12 midnight, street dance.
LATTIMOUE SCHOOL TO
REOrEN ON NOVEMBER 13
The Lattlmore high school, which
has been closed down for several
weeks so that students might aid in
cotton picking, will reopen on Mon
day, November 18, it was announced
today by Prof. Lawton Blanton,
principal. • - v - . . - ■
Raleigh Democratic Cliieftians fclat
ed Over Outcome Of Virginia
Raleigh.—Democrats here are elat
ed at the success of the Democratic
party in Virginia and the weakness
shown by the antl-Smlth Demo
crats in the gubernatorial election
In fact, the anti-Simmons group
was so elated that before noon yes
terday the report was current
throughout capital circles that on?
member of the Supreme rourr-.
namely Associate Justice VV. J
Brogden, of Durham, was likely to
resign within 48 hours in order to
become a candidate for the U. S
senate against Senator Simmons in
the primary neat June. Still other
reports were to the effect that Chief
Justice W. P. Stacy might also be
come a candidate, as well as Josiah
When asked if there was -ny
basis for the reports, Judge Brog
den stated that the report wras
utterly unfounded, that he had no
intention of resigning and had gi-,
en the matter very little thought.
He stated that he had received
some letters urging him to make
the race. but had discussed the
matter with no one and that he
had been far too busy to even
think about it recently. Judge
Brogden also sated that he thought
it far too soon to draw any con
clusions one way or the other from
the Virginia election or to try to
dissect the varjotfir issues and fac
tors involved ^nd apply them to
to get & per
the situation th Norf
It was not possible
sonal statement from
Stacy, but those close to him de
clare that he likewise has no in
tention of resigning, certainly not
in the near future, and that there
is very little likelihood that he would
become a candidate for the sens
torial nomination against senator
Neither was it possible to obtain
a definite statement from Josiali
William Bailey as to whether he
would be a candidate lor the sena
torial nomination, or whether he
would withdraw if another candi
Bailey Not Decided.
However, those close to tiauay
say that it makes no difference to
him who else gets in the race and
that if he decided to run, he will
run regardless of the others—if
there are any others. It is believed
Ijy his friends that he is postpon
ing the actual announcement of his
candidacy to see if there is a gen
uine demand from the Democrats
of the state for him to run.
For the time being, the feehcg
here is stronger than it has been
in months that there will bo a
candidate to oppose Senator Sim
mons next June, largely because of
the overwhelming victory of the
“regular" Democrats in Virginia'
For this, according to some here,
would indicate tirett most of the
old anti-Smith sentiment has died
in Virginia, and that consequently
'.Continued on page ten ).
Over $1,000 Raised
In Boy Scout Drive
Financial Canvass For Scout Ol
ga nizat ion Successful. Some
Yet To Report.
Shelby's drive this week for the
Boy Scout organization has proven
successful, according to Oliver An
thony, naVned by the Piedmont
Scout council to lead the drive
On Tuesday representatives of
various civic organizations in the
town, including the Rotary, ICi
wanis and Lions clubs, began a can
vass which is not yet complete. A
minimum goal of $1,000 was set for
the drive and today Mr. Anthony
stated that the goal had already
been passed with several of the
canvassing teams yet to report,
County Native Dies
At His Texas Home
Andrew Wesson, Prosperous Farmer
Of Lone Star Slate, Dies There.
News has reached Shelby of the
death, at his home in Texas a few
days ago. of Mr. Andrew Wesson,
who, as a former Cleveland county
resident, was well known here.
He was the son of the late "Jim”
Wesson, of Grover. Removing to
Texas years ago, he became a pros
perous farmer of the Lone Star
Details concerning Mr. Wesson’s
demise are lacking, but the news of
his passing will be read with re
gret by many friends and relatives
in this county.
Numerous Cases Of
“Flu” About Section
Quite a number of cases of "flu”
of a mild nature are now scattered
about Shelby and the county, ac
cording to physicians. Mr. H. O
Champion, pharmacist at Suttle's
drug store, was out today with a,
light attack of “flu,” while Mr. Lee
Weathers, Star president, has been
confined to his home for two days.
Longest Term Of
Criminal Court Is
Ended In Cleveland
Marriages For One
Week In The County
Four Divorces Granted Here This
Week While Only One Mar
riage License Was Issued.
Marriages may outnumber di
vorce* for the year 1929 In
Cleveland county but divorces
chalked up a win over mar
riages for this week.
In county court this week di
vorce* were granted to four
couples, one of the men receiv
ing a divorce securing It from
his wife, while downstair* Reg
ister Newton Issued only one
marriage license. The couple
securing the wedding paper*
were Felix Lloyd Patterson and
Willard Geneva Goforth, both
of the county.
One divorce was granted early
in the week, while the three
following were granted yester
day: Alice Sllvey from John
Sllvey; Novella Heath from F.
It. Heath, and James T. Ham
rick from Dora Kandell Ham
Men Held Here Also
Being Sought In S. C.
White Man And Negro Arrested
Near Lattimore Wanted For
Laurens Wire Stealing.
Officers from Laurens, South Car
olina, today came to Shelby after
James Mayhcw, white, and Eb Jen
kins, colored, who were being held
in the local Jail on a robbery charge
in this county, to take them to
Laurens to be tried for stealing
Last Saturday night Cleveland
officers arrested Mayhew and Jen
kins at a cotton gin in the Lattimore
section in connection with the
larceny or attempted larceny of a
motor truck battery. While they
were being held here Laurens of
ficers called about them.
Gave 8elf Away.
The South Carolina officers, it la
said, were not positive that the two
were the ones wanted there for
stealing 1,000 pounds of copper wire,
but a local deputy after receiving
the message went to the county
jail, called the colored man aside
and asked him where they sold the
wire. The surprised negro then
opened up, the officer said, with
the needed Information.
Palmer Not Member
Of Grocery Group
Mr. Oscar Palmer, Shelby grocer,
today stated that he was not vice
president of the Quality Service
stores organization for Cleveland
and Rutherford counties as reported
by a Rutherfordtom dispatch in The
"Numerous people have been
asking me about it,” he says, "and
you see I can't tell them anything
at all since I am not even a mem
ber of the newly formed grocery
Service At Grover
Funeral services for Mr. R. C.
Sheppard, aged 40, son of .1. W.
Sheppard, were held at Grover
Baptist church Sunday afternoon
at 3 o'clock. The services were con
ducted by his pastor assisted b7 the
Presbyterian pastor at Grover and
Rev. H. E. Waldrop, of Shelby.
Mr. Sheppard, who died on Nov
ember 1, had been ill for a year at
the home of his sister, Mrs. A. J.
Spake. He leaves five brothers and
Shelby Second Town In State
To Protect City Water Supply
Only one town in North Car
! olina took legislative action be
fore Shelby to assure protection
for the city water supply.
This information about Shel
by, which very few, if any, Shel
by people knew, was learned by
R. V. Toms, city water depart
ment superintendent, while he
was In High Point this week to
attend the convention state
In 1909, Supt. Toips says, the
record at the convention re
vealed that Shelby through the
county representative passed a
law protecting the city water
shed from imparities and dis
posals above the point where
the water is secured from Sec
ond Broad for local'use.
It was hoped to bring the next
convention of the waterworks
group to Shelby, but the meet
ing at High Point decided to
meet next year at Henderson
Court; Run* Nino Days Before Ad
journing. No Civil Cases
When Judge W. F. Harding ad
journed his session of Superior
court here early last night he had
completed the longest criminal
docket term on the court records in
this county in more than 10 years/
according to Clerk A. M. Hamrick
and Mr. George P. Webb, former
The term opened Monday week
ago and held forth for nine days,
disposing of four killing cases,
numerous assaults, several store rob
bery hearings, and many minor
cases. The longest sentence meted
out was to Odell Eskridge, negro
youth, for storebre&king and rob
bery. Eskridge received a five year
sentence to the State prison while
two other defendants, one white and
one black, were sent up for four
years each for manslaughter. In ad
dition to the seven prison sentences
quite a number of convicted de
fendants were sent to the chain
Big Fine For Ellis.
One of the cases disposed of by
the court during its closing session
yesterday was the charge of aseault
with Intent to kill against inyis
Ellis, colored. This was the case
which centered about the slugging
of Boyce Meeks, colored, with an ax
in the Meeks shack some months
back. Ellis was fined $280 and the
costs, but must serve 12 months on
the roads if he fails to pay the
'Possum Qo( Cue Ends.
An action which has been on the
court books here tor four years, In
which the defendant was chanted
with the larceny of a 'possum dog,
was brought to an end yesterday
after costs and expenses bad totalled
the value of a good 'possum hound
several times. Four years ago Ur.
F. H. Lackey, of Falls ton, lost a
'possum dog. Soon thereafter Rob
ert Hollar, of Catawba county, was
charged with taking the dog. For
year after year Hollar posted bond
and managed to evade trial, but
this week Judge Harding armed
Deputy Ed Dixon with the neces
sary papers and sent him to New
ton for Hollar, who yesterday nft
emoon was ordered to pay Lackey
for the dog and expenses Incurred,
also court costs, the defendant to
serve a road term unless the order
ed settlement is made.
No Civil Hearings.
Due to the fact that the criminal
cases took up practically all of the
weeks session no civil issues, other
than several divorces, were disposed
Expense Of Schools
A statement from the state board
of equalization shows Cleveland
county to be one of the 62 counties
In the state decreasing school ex
pense this year. Fourteen counties
show an Increase, while two main
tained the same annual expense.
In Cleveland the school tax iate
was cut to 45 cents from 51. In
Lincoln county the reduction
was from 49 to 47, in Rutherford
from 68 to 51, and in Burke from
46 to 44.
Herb Doctor Unable
To Work, Must Leave
In county court today Judge Hor
ace Kennedy ordered James Flow
ers, negro herb doctor, to leave the
county. The herb doctor was up on
a charge of being drunk and beat
ing his wife with a shoe but the
loyal spouse did not show up to
testify against him, and as ne was
unable to work because of his phy
sical condition he was ordered to
The trial of five negroes charged
with stealing cotton from fields in
this county and selling the stolen
cotton in another county was con
tinued until Tuesday of next week.
Lutheran church, Marion school
building, Rev. N. D. Yount, pastor,
Sunday school at ten o'clock.
Morning worship, 11 o'clocx, ser
mon by the pastor, followed by an
important congregational meeting.
Luther league 6:30; subject, “Up
rooting the Causes of War."
. Evening worship 7:30, sermon by
Our slogan: Every member on
time every time. Our welcome heatty
all the time. Come,