VOL. .XXXV, No. 134 12 PAGES TODAY i .-1 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 LATENEWS THE MARKET. 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 club, ‘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 whiskey. 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 now. Full Local News Reporta With Community Items From All Sections of Cleveland County In Each Issue of THE STAR The paper that goes home lo 5,000 homes in Shelby and » Cleveland County. Baptist Convention Hears Gardner, Kester Speak Governor Says LaborProblem 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 folks: “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 cities.” 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 burg. Sought in Skeleton Mystery 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 ers. 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 P.hodes. 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 utensils. 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 Sunday. 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 Greensboro. Rev. Mr. Lowdermill succeeds Rev. W. L. Carson and the M. P. congregation expects him some time during the week-end. perhaps on Sunday, 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 college. 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 interment. 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 supplies. 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 605. 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 adopted. 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 preachers. 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 Tomorrow. 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 test. 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: Jones. 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 county.