North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. .XXXV, No. 134
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SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESD’Y, NOV. 13, 1920
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons
By mall, per year (In adrance) 99M
Carrier, per year <ln adranca) IMP
Cotton, per pound_— 17c
Cotton Seed, per bu. __... 45c
Occasional Rain.
Today’* North Carolina Weather
Report: Occasionally rain tonight
and Thursday. Colder in west por
tion Thursday afternoon.
•. Investigate Death.
Relatives of Thurman Tessener,
20-year-old youth killed east of
Shelby In an auto accident late
Sunday afternoon, were Investigat
ing yesterday a report that the car
driven by the youth collided or was
struck by another car before it turn
ed over to crush Tessener’s head.
Nothing definite developed, and of
ficers still believe, after investigat
ing the scene Just after the wreck,
that the car skidded in the sand
and turned over.
Shelby Parents,
Teachers Meet
In City Homes
Teachers "Eating Out” This Week
With Pupils. Educational
Speakers Here.
Teachers in the Shelby schools
and parents of Shelby school chil
dren are this week staging a unique
program in getting acquainted with
each other and each other’s prob
lems as a part of the city's observ
ance of educational week.
During the week, under a pro
gram outlined by school officials
end the Parent-Teachers groups,
teachers are being invited to eat at
least one.meal in the homes of
their children, with the parents of
each pupil in the city schools being
asked to invite at least one teacher
who has charge of their children to
their homes. The plan, indications
are, has already resulted in an in
creasing cooperative spirit between
parent and teacher.
Prominent Speakers.
The business men of the town,
represented by the civic clubs, arc
also getting in closer touch with
school problems during the week by
having as their guest speakers lead
ing educators of the state who will
speak upon educational matters. On
Thursday night, Dr. T. Wingate
Andrews, High Point school super
intendent, will address the Klwani3
club; on Friday, Supt. R. W. Car
ver, of Hickory, will address the
Rotary club, while on Friday night,
Supt. Clyde Erwin, of the Ruther
ford schools, will address the Lions
‘Hold-Up* Of County
Agent Was In Lincoln
And Not In Cleveland
Sheriffs Office Says Shoffntr
Stopped In Lincoln Before
Reaching This County.
The stopping and investigating of
» car driven by County Agent
Shoffner one night this week as re
ported in The Star took place in
Lincoln county and not Cleveland,
according to information given out
at the sheriff’s office today and
supported by the farm agent.
Mention of the farm agent being
held up by two men, supposedly of
ficers looking for a whiskey car,
was made in an article regarding
complaints being heard of citizens
being stopped or pursued by offi
cers. One of the other instances
cited of a car being pursued was
also explained by officers who de
clared that passengers in the cvr
ahead of them were throwing out
Mary’* Grove Farmer
Can Grow The Cotton
Friends of Mr. A. H. Black, of the
Marys Grove section of the county,
are advancing him as one of Cleve
land’s master farmers. Mr. Black,
these friends say, knows how to pro
duce cotton, and on one 8-acre
field will make 12 heavy bales, but
the fact that he is a well-rounded
farmer Is further evidenced by the
keeping of several dairy cows and a
successful poultry farm.
Gee! But Gee
Get* Better
Regular readers of “No
body’s Business,” the humor
ous column with a heavy
sprinkling of philosophy
which Is written for The Star
by Gee McGee, declare that
the South Carolinian im
proves with each article.
If you haven’t started read
ing “Nobody's Business," turn
to the editorial page and start
Full Local News Reporta
With Community Items From
All Sections of Cleveland
County In Each Issue of
The paper that goes home lo
5,000 homes in Shelby and
» Cleveland County.
Baptist Convention Hears Gardner, Kester Speak
Governor Says
A State Matter
Tells State Convention That Both
Capital And Labor Must Be
Considered. Church Aid.
Governor O. Max Gardner, a
member of the Shelby First
Baptist church which Is enter
taining the state convention,
came to his home town last
night to tell the convention at
its second session that it is np
to North Carolina to reconcile
the just demands of both capi
tal and labor. In making the
declaration he expressed the
belief that the proper route to
attain this aim is through the
application of common sense
and practical Christianity.
“A political or social organism,”
Govemftr Gardner said, "like a hu
man organism, is always attacked
by disease at its weakest point. Il
literacy and irreligion beget crime,
just as communism is the ugly olf
spring of hate and ignorance.
Civilization’s Test.
‘‘The final test of a civilization
is not its balance sheets, but its
homes and schools and churches.
These represent a people’s way and
condition of life and are an index
of their sense of values. It will
avail us nothing if we achieve pros
perity at the expense of human
well-being and happiness.”
Governor Gardner called atten
tion to the prevalence of crime
among the younger white men in
North Carolina and repeated again
his oft-said assertion that the great
est problem of all In North Carolina
is the human problem. The indus
trial problem facing the state is
nothing but a part of the human
problem, he said, and the human
problem invokes elemental ques
tions of right and wrong and the
happiness and well being of thous
ands of citizens of the state.
Small Town Man.
In opening his address Gov.
Gardner paid a tribute to his home
“This is for me a happy occa
sion. This is my home and I love
it. These are my people. We grew up
together and, through the years, we
have worked together to achieve
that which we have achieved. In a
peculiar sense I have been the
beneficiary of their devoted loyal
ty and friendship. It is therefore
only natural, I think, that my in
terest and pride in this commun
ity should be deepened and ren
dered indelibly lasting by a sense
ot gratitude for what this com
munity has done for me.
“I am convinced that I am es
sentially a small-town man. For
apart from such considerations as
the small town's nelghborliness and
opportunity for human relation
ships, I think there is something
infinitely fine and worthy of pre
servation in the virile pride and
civic self-respect that characterizes
cur North Carolina towns and
Couples Married At
Gaffney Last Week
The following couples from this
section secured marriage license at
Gaffney, S. C. last week: John R.
McFarland, Casar route 1, and Eliza
Jane McNeely, Lawndale; Hubert
Hamrick and Annie Mae Gold, oi
Shelby; Frank Gibbes and Eihe
Shires, of Ellenboro; Quinton Sny
tles and Ruth Edwards, of Shelby;
Howard Owensby, of Grover, and
Lovey Mae McDaniel, of Blacks
Sought in Skeleton
Gladys Parks Baker, cabaret dan*
cer, who is being hunted today in
connection with the New Jersey
child skeleton mystery. A warrant
was issued charging her with mur
dering four-year-old Dorothy Rog
ers, whose skeleton is believed that
found a few days ago near Camden,
N. J.
Next Governor May
Be At Convention
With Gov. Gardner
Attorney General Brum mitt Here
For Wake Forest Meeting. May
Be 1932 Candidate.
'A governor and a likely governor
were in attendance upon th2 state
Baptist convention here last night
end today.
The governor, as is known, Is O.
Max Gardner come home for a
visit and to address the convention,
while the prospective “next gover
nor” is Attorney General Dennis G.
Erummitt. Which means, if Mr.
Brummitt s expected plans work
out, that the state Baptist convec
tion for quite a number of years to
come may be visited by a governor
Of the Baptist denomination.
Mr. aBrummitt arrived in Shelby
yesterday evening and is remaining
over today to attend a meeting of
the board of trustees’of Wake For
est of which he is a member. The
attorney general, already well
known throughout this section, is
considered a certain entry now in
the 1932 gubernatorial contest—in
which the political dopesters have
it there will be any number of start
Shelby Bowler* Win
From Charlotte 5
Win Two Out Of Three Games In
First Match Played Mon
day Night.
Shelby duck pin team defeated the
Lucky Strike bowling team of Char
lotte in a match played on the local
alleys Monday night.
The Lucky Strike bowlers won the
first game of the three-game match
hut the Shelby team staged a come
back to win the next two games.
Bowling for Shelby were Norman,
Painter, Poston, Poole and Webb.
The Lucky Strike bowlers were
Platte, Kerr, Patton, Suddath and
Shelby barbers will bowl the taxi
driver duck pin team in. a match
Thursday night at 7:30.
Tar Heel War, Vets Give Home
To Widow Of Their Dead Pal
Mother Of Five Fatherless Tots Can
Only Say “I Thank You”
Through Tears.
Fayetteville, Nov. 12.-—"I thank
you.” These three words were all
that a tearful mother could say
when the Cumberland county vet
erans of the World war Monday
morning presented to her and her
five orphan children the keys and
the deed to a neat little home
which they had built for the widow
and children of their comrade, who
died in a government hospital from
disease contracted in the great war.
The presentation came just after
the ex-service men had stood at at
. s'.«
attention for one minute while whis
tles roared and bells pealed at the
eleventh yearly recurrence of the
armistice hour.
When the legionnaires arrived at
the premises at 10 o'clock to put 'the
place In order for the reception of
its future oocupants they found just
a five-room house completed that
morning. When 11 o'clock came it
had been transformed into a cozy
little home, furnished and well
stocked with groceries and kitchen
H. C. Blackwell, who took the
lead in the building of the home,
(Continued on page twelve.)
Farmers Make
Good Record In
Cotton Contest
41 Farmers Still In Five-Acre Cot
ton Production Contest In
This County.
The contest to determine the best
cotton-grower in North Carolina's
leading cotton producing county is
attracting added Interest with the
lacking season approaching a close.
Of the 87 Cleveland fanners who
originally entered the contest to
see Just how much cotton could be
produced on a five-acre plot, and
the best method of producing it, 41
are still keeping a record on their
plots, according to R. W. Shoffner,
county farm agent.
2 Bales Per Acre.
A number of the 41 farmers In
the contest, In which Shelby mer
chants and business men are offer
ing cash prizes to the winner*, quit*
a number, the farm agent says, will
average two bales to the acre.
“Only one man,” adds the farm
agent, "is near through picking his
test plot. On this five acre plot he
will have over eleven 500-pound
bales. Several of the other plots I
have visited will make two or more
bales to the acre.”
Farmers In the contest arc keep
ing an exact record of the amount
of fertilizer used, the type, and also
a check on every bit of work done
so that the report on the leading
plots will offer an idea as to the
best cotton-producing methods and
system for this section.
Ellenboro Farmers
Have Tests Frida>
Five Com Plots In Test To De
termine Fertilization Needed
For Corn,
Seven dollars in cash will be giv
en away in six prizes, Friday, Nov
ember 15, at 2 p. m„ when a field
meeting for farmers will be held
at the com fertilizer demonstration,
conducted cooperatively by the ag
ricultural department of the Ellen
boro school and the Chilean Nitrate
of Soda Educational Bureau on
Highway 20 at the Rutherford
Cleveland county line. James M.
Gray, state manager, for the bu
reau, located at Raleigh, is to be
present and talk on fertilizipg corn.
Mr. Gray who is an authority on
agriculture is an interesting and
effective speaker. He will base his
remarks on what the soil fertilized
with different kinds and amounts
of fertilizer in the test show.
The test has been conducted with
the aim that the best and most
profitable way of fertilizing corn
may be demonstrated to farmers.
The five one-tenth of an acre plots
which make up the test have been
fertilized as follows: Plot 1, 250
pounds of an 8-3-3 fertilizer all ap
plied at planting; plot 2. 200 pounds
of nitrate of soda all applied as a
side-dressing when the corn was
knee high; plot 3, check, no fer
tilizer was used; plot 4, 250 pounds
of acid phosphate with 30 pounds
of muriate of potash at planting
with 200 pounds of nitrate of soda
applied as a side-dressing; plot 5,
was fertilized the same as plot 4
except 300 pounds of nitrate of soda
were used.
All farmers and others who are
interested are urged to be present
xor the meeting.
Lowdermilk Is New
M. P. Church Pastor
Succeeds Cardson. Congregation Ex
pects New Minister About
Rev. E. C. Lowdermilk will be the
new pastor of the Methodist Pro
testant church in West Shelby ac
cording to the appointments read
out Monday at the conference in
Rev. Mr. Lowdermill succeeds
Rev. W. L. Carson and the M. P.
congregation expects him some time
during the week-end. perhaps on
Stockton Is Named
Mill Superintendent
W. D. Stockton, for some time
designer for the Dover Mills here,
has been named superintendent of
the Charles mills at Red Springs,
which are controlled by Shelby
men. Mr. Stockton is a graduate of
the textile school at N. C. State
Where Her Music Failed
Margaret Shot-well, heireaa to
$900,000 tells the world how ahe
lost her entire fortune in the recent
upheaval in Wall Street.
Former Local Man
Is Killed In S. C.,
Details Not Known
f ormer Superintendent Of Belmont
Mill Killed, Nephew Hears.
Details Not Known.
B. L. Lcdwell, superintendent
of the Belmont mill here years
back, was killed last nlfht at
7 o'clock at Port Shoals, S. C-,
according to a message received
here this morning by his ne
phew, Lloyd B. Anthony of S.
La Fayette street.
Mr. Anthony did not receive any
details as to how his uncle, who will
be remembered by many here, met
his death.
One or two relatives of the de
ceased are buried in Sunset ceme
tery here and the body may bs
brought, it was said, to Shelby f6r
Shelby Star With
Broken Jaw Unable
To Save His Eleven
Milky Gold’s Punt Saves Oak Ridge
Eleven From Defeat For
Few Minutes.
"Milky” Gold, all-Southern grid
der while at Shelby high, on Monday
went into tho game for the Oak
Ridge Cadets at Greensboro wi.h a
broken jaw, wired together lor two
wpeks, in an attempt to save his
eleven from defeat at the hauds of
the Duke freshmen but his long
punt only staved off the defeat for
a few minutes.
For the first quarter the game
was scoreless although the Duke
team kept driving down the field
near the Cadet goal to be held lor
aowns, but on the exchange of
punts Oak Ridge kept losing ground.
Just as the second quarter started
the Cadets held the charging Duke
team within the Oak Ridge 16-yard
line and Coach Weaver sent the
injured Gold in to drive the fresh
team back. Gold, with his broken
jaw, stood under iris own goal posts
and booted the ball back into Duke
territory where the Cadets kept It
lor the remainder of the half. The
Shelby boy was taken out again
just after the kick, and in both t <e
third and fourth quarters * Duke
scored a touchdown to win 13 to 0.
County Teacher* To
Gather On Saturday
A meeting of all the teachers in
the county schools of Cleveland will
be held here Saturday, It was an
nounced today by Prof. J. H. Grigg,
county superintendent. The meeting
will open at 10 o’clock at the Cen
tral school auditorium with Prof. C.
A. Ledford, of Belwood, presiding.
At the meeting the county teach
ers unit will be reorganized and new
officers named for the year. Among
the items to be taken up will be a
discussion of testing programs In
the rural schools, which opens on
next Monday.
Relief For Wake Forest One
Major Problem For Baptists
To Handle, Dr. Maddry Thinks
Alumni From All Over North Caro
lina Here Today To Present
Wake Forest Plea.
To pay the debts of the conven
tion and provide for some immediate
equipment for Wake Forest college
were suggested by Dr. Charles E.
Maddry, general secretary of the
Eaptlst state convention, prior to
the opening yesterday of Its 99th
annual session at the First Baptist
here here.
Dr. Maddry in a brief statement
said in substance that he is consid
ered the first and most important
task before the convention to be
the completion of the centennial
campaign for the relief of indebt
edness for churches, schools and
colleges, the debts of which have all
been assumed by the convention It
self, and for which the schools
themselves are now In no way re
sponsible. These are convention
debts, he emphasized.
School Handicapped.
But in the face of all tills Indebt
edness Dr. Maddry seems to recog
nize and states that he will recom
mend to the convention that some
way be provided whereby Wake For
est college may relieve itself of the
dreadful handicap of lacking equip
ment in the way of buildings and
The secretary’s report to the con
vention indicates that more than
$200,000 has been paid this year on
bonded ..indebtedness, and that in
addition to this the contributions c-f
the convention to all objects has
r.ot sustained a loss in contrast W'th
the previous year.
The convention will plow kilo
these two problems outlined oy the
secretary and It Is expected that a
completely harmonious and thor
oughly progressive settlement may
be effected.
Salient In the points emphasized
Is that for four years the Baptist
college for men received less than
seven-tenths of one per cent of all
denominational contributions to
Christian education. Contributions
through the centennial campaign
have represented about 17 per cent
of total receipts from this effort,
but these have proved woefully in
adequate to make any provision for
relief at the college, the sfate.uent
points out.
Go To Alumni.
The general trend of events looks
as If the convention will grant to
Wake Forest their Indorsement of
such a plan, they not to go before
the churches but only to loyal alum
ni to ask for contributions during
the year 1930 to take care of im
perative needs. This will precede
the centennial campaign <Jf the col
lege during the years 1931 and 1934
when the college, It Is reported, ex
acts to ask for a million dollars
from its friends for improvement
end an enlarged program.
Every indication is that leaders
or the convention floor will be fav
orable to such a move on the part
of Wake Forest alumni, and that
when this matter Is presented to
day that It will receive the sweep
ing indorsement of the body. It Is
expected that several hundred lay
men alumni from all over the state
will pour In here to see that their
alma mater is given proper recog
nition before this convention.
What Ones Aren’t?
London.—Nine out of 14 women
MM. P.’s are reticent about their
ages. The figures do not appear in
the official handbook. But 102 men
also have failed to provide the In
formation. The total membership is
Matching For Dopes,
And Bridge Playing
Get Rap From Church
Greensboro, Nov. 12.—The
North Carolina conference of the
Methodist Protestant church In
its final session here yesterday
assumed a decided stand against
card-playing, bridge playing for
prises, matching coins at the
cold drink stand, the modern
dance and “all other amuse
ments that lead to vice and im
morality.” “Vote aa yon pray,”
the conference urged Its mem
bers and "sell merchandise on
Sunday only where there is ab
solute necessity.” This minute
of advice and these protests
against present day practices
were incorporated In a report
from the committee on social
reform and was overwhelmingly
Group Banquets Held
With Convention On
Sunday School Workers, B. Y. P. U.
Drlffatet, Wske Forest
Alumni Banquet,
Group meetings and banquets of
alumni of denominational schools
have been a feature of the state
Baptist convention In session here.
Yesterday two banquets were he'd,
cne by Sunday school workers, offi
cials and delegates, and the other
by alumni of the Southern Baptist
Theological seminary.
A banquet of Wake Forest alum
ni was held at 1 o'clock this after
noon. while at 5 this afternoon the
B Y. P. U. members, with some
thing like 300 expected, will hold
their annual convention banquet.
Minister Here After
Being Away 22 Years
Among the Baptist ministers at
tending the state convention here
today was Rev. r. E. McDavid, for
mer North Carolina pastor, who has
been away from the state for 33
years. He once held charges In
Richmond and Mecklenburg coun
ties, and since leaving this state has
preached in Arizona, Georgia, New
Jersey, Pennsylvania and South
Carolina. Rev. Mr. McDavid express
ed himself as being surprised at the
many changes noted and with the
progress and prosperity of his for
mer state.
Baptists Meet In
Bible Class Town
(Charlotte Observer.)
The town of Shelby is tradition
ally known as the seat of North
Carolina’s best politics, but It has
another reputation, also, as the
Baptists assembled there In annual
convention will learn. It is the seat
of two of the most famous Bible
classes In the state, one being con
ducted by Governor Gardner and
the other by Attorney Clyde Hoey.
Important P. O. S. A.
Meeting On Friday
All members of the local camp of
the Patriotic Order Sons of Amer
ica are urged to be present for a
meeting to be held Friday night,
November 15. Important business
will be transacted with refresh
ments after the business session,
according to an anouncement by
Fred Lynn.
Majority Of Baptist Ministers
In N. C. Came From Farms
Only Fiw Percent Sons Of Preach
ers. Rev. J. A. McMillan Heads
rasters Conference.
North Carolina draws her ma
terial for the Baptiste pulpits of
the state from the farm.
This was revealed here yesterday
at the last of a series of pasior3
conferences held in connection with
the state Baptist convention now
in session. Of the ministers present
feC percent were sons of farmers,
while only five percent were sons of
At the closing session held by the
pastors, Rev. John Arch McMillan,
pastor of Mills Home Baptist
church, Thomasville. and also alum
ni secretary of Wake Forest, was
elected president. Rev. M. O. Alex
ander, Thomasville. was named
vice-president; and Rev, Coy
Muckle, Wingate college, secretary.
They succeed Rev. Herman T. Ste
vens, Rev. A. O. Moore, and K*v. J.
M. Haynes.
Father And Son.
President F. P. Gaines,-<,of Waka
Forest college, spoke to the last
gathering of pastoTs on the relation
of father to son. In depicting the
ideals of the relation between a
pastor and his son, Dr. Gaines txdc
occasion to pay a beautiful trloute
to his father, who was a minister, (
Convention Now Un
Second Day; Kester
Preaches To Group
Maddry Re-elected. Shelby Hen
Named On Committees. Cloaca
The state convention of North
Carolina Baptists being held at the
First Baptist church here this morn
ing entered upon Its second day's
session. The evening session today
was being devoted to reports and
recommendations upon the church
orphanage, the Sunday schools,
state missions, and the centennial
program, while the afternoon ses
sion will take up the rk of the
denominational school! and colleges.
The convention will close with
the Thursday morning session at
which time will come one of the
highlights of the big gathering, an
address by Dr. William Louis Po
Recommendations relative to In
dustrial state missions, indebtedness
o* the convention and the matter
of Christian education were em
braced in the report of Dr. C. E.
Maddry, general secretary, at the
opening session of the 99th annual
convention of Baptists of North
Carolina Tuesday afternoon.
Other reports were heard in the
session, over which Dr, J. Clyde
Turner presided. Following the ad
dress of Governor Gardner In the
evening, Dr. J. Marcus Kester, Wil
mington. preached the annual ser
mon, calling for an adjustment of
religion to meet the demands of the
day. “New Demands Are Made by
This New Day,” was the keynote.
"Jesus expected the leaders of HU
day to know their times, and gov
ern their Uvea in the light of their
knowledge, and he expects no less
of His leaden today,” he said.
Four demands this new day makes
upon the religious leader whether be
be glergy or layity. These Dr. Kester
developed In substance. "Our day of
science demands a larger filth. Our
day of materialism demands greater
emphasis upon the spiritual. Opr
day of moral laxity demands a high
er quality of Christian living. Our
day of world-embracing relations
demands a gospel of love as our only
hope of security and stability.”
Dr. W. L. Ball, Spartanburg,
made an impassioned plea during
the evening session for support of
the co-operative program of the de
nomination. ■■
Two Important committees were
named at the evening session. The
committee to hear the petitions
concerning future* financial cam
paigns of Wake Forest and Marshall
college Is headed by J. M. Kester.
and includes S. H. Tern pieman, J
C. Cantpe, J. W. Kincheloe, T. L
Sasser. Roecoe C. Smith. 1.1C Staf
ford, Os borne Browne, J. B, Willis
Charles A. Smith, O. M. Mull, Hug1'
Lattimer, I. O. Greer, Mrs. J. T
Alderman and Mrs. F. A. Bowers.
The committee on the eompletior
of the centennial campaign was an
nounced as follows: J. R. Jester
chairman: Zeno Wall, O. G. Till
mac, A. M. Hayes, J. F. Hackney
Oscar Screnck, J. 8. Snyder, M. L
Kesler, R. N. Simms, E. L. Dav:.<
Bruce Benton, J. B. Grice, J. W
Buttle. W. S. Strickland. Mrs. W. i:
Maddry Re-Elected.
Charles E. Maddry, Raleigh, f *
nine years secretary of the genera
denominational weak in the sUU
was unanimously re-elected, as wer
Walter M. Gilmore, recording sec
retary, and Walter Durham, tress
urer. E. N. Johnson was name-:
chairman of the committee to ap
point all committees during tin
convention. To serve him are R. W
Prevost, G. N. Cowan, B. E. Morris
J. M. Justice, Mrs. H. T. Stevens
and W. A. Ayers.
Lovers Still Curious
About License Laws
New law For Coeplea Under A*»
Not Yet Folly Understood In
Thie County.
If Register of Deeds Andy F
Newton could sell * marriage li
cense every time he is asked aboui
one, then business, at least, wonlc
be better than it is.
Each week since the new marriage
law, requiring boys and girls under
age to post notice of thebr Inten
tions or bring their parents along,
came into effect In July Register
Newton does well tp sell one or two
licenses. But be seldom passes a
week when two to four couples fail
to come in and ask about the new
regulation. Such has been the ease
this week—several have asked about
the method of securing the matri
monial papers this week but only
one couple secured license since Fri
day of last week. This license was
issued to Robert Lee Beatty and
Beatrice Ford, both of Cleveland

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