North Carolina Newspapers

    ' ..
* m
■ ---- - . ” - > - ■ --!--—i—-—l-lj—j .111
'J-J Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons By mail, pex year un advance* tZMO
Otrrler. per yetr (toMnmit tl.30
the market.
Cotton, per pound-— 1,c
Cotton Seed ---42c
Fair And Colder.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair tonight and Saturday.
Colder tonight with a cold wave in
•ast and central portions and freel
ing to coast. Slowly rising temper
■tore Saturday.
Wiggins Killing Suit.
Raleigh.—J. Frank Flowers. Cnar
lotte attorney who was chief de
fense counsel in the recent Aderholt
murder trial has confirmed reports
that he had been retained by the
American Civil Liberties Union to
bring civil suit for damages result
ing from the death of Mrs. Ella May
Wiggins, textile worker and mother
of five children who was shot on
the highway near Gastonia by an
antl-Communist mob on the after
noon of September 14. Mr. Flowers
stated that the suit will be brought
with Wesley May, brother of the
dead woman and her administrator,
as the plantif. He stated, that the
Nantucket, Rhode Island, owner of
the Loray Cotton Mill at Gastonia,
•would be one of the defendants and
that not less than $50,000 would be
asked in damages.
How Long Will
Mull Hold On,
Raleigh Asks
Being Assistant Governor Has Al
ready Driven Three Men Out.
Is Tough Strain.
Raleigh.—How long will Odus M.
Mull last as executive counsel, and
how long will It be until he finds
out that he has accepted the Job
that calls for more hard and un
pleasant work and less glory than
any other in the state, and like N.
A. Townsend, Edwin B. Bridges, and
H. Hoyle Sink, who preceded him,
decide to chuck it?
These questions are being ask
ed here following the announce
ment that Judge .Townsend has
resigned as executive counsel, to
become effective December 15
and that Odus M. Mull, chairman
of the state Democratic executive
committee, member of the house
from Cleveland county and! long
time personal friend and business
associate of the governor, would suc
ceed him.
There was no particular sur
prise here at the resignation of
Judge Townsend,, especially
among newspaper men, who have
been noticing the Increasing strain
under which Townsend has been
working for a number of months
and the effect of this strain upon
him. It has also been apparent tnat
the most onerous part of the duties
of the executive counsel has been
those duties which were formerly
carried out by the commissioner of
pardon*, whose duties were com
bined with those of the executive
counsel by the 1S29 general assem
For while Judge Townsend has
had many difficult tasks to per
(Ccntinued on page eleven.)
Pay Taxes And Save
Borrowing, Plea O f
Mayor T o Citizens
Mayor McMnrry Urges Citizens To
Pay Taxes To Meet Obliga
tions Of City,
In a statement today Mayor S. A.
McMurry urges citizens of Shelby
to pay their taxes right away so
that the city may meet approach
ing obligations without borrowing
additional funds until the 1929 taxes
are in,
"The city has to meet several ob
ligations on December 9,’’ he said,
"and unless, citizens begin paying
their taxes, already due, now we
may have to borrow money to me*>t
these obligations. The taxes mu-t
be paid and it citizens will pay them
now it will keep us from having to
borrow money and pay out addi
tional interest.”
New Members Attend
Rotary Club Meeting
Rliranls Calls Off. Meeting For
Thanksgiving. New Singer
On Program.
Mr. Dale Kalter, new choir direc
tor of the Central Methodist church,
and Mrs. Rush Thompson <rve a
musical program at the Shelbv
Rotary dub today ” with Rush
Thompson in charge of the progrem
Mr. Basil Ooode and Mr. Smith,
manager of Sterchl’s, were present
us new members of the club.
The local Kiwanis club meeting
Thursday night was called off be
cause of the Thanksgiving holiday.
Robert Gidney and Charles Ca
veny, students at the University of
North Carolina, are spending the
Thanksgiving holidays nr hemic.
Big Cotton Man
Connected Here
Died Wednesday
Judge W. J. Fullerton, Intersled In
Local Plants, Passes At His
New Jersey Home.
Scores of Shelby people were ;
shocked yesterday to hear thpt J
Judge W. J. Fullerton, head of the '
Wilson and Bradbury firm in New
York and connected with local tex- j
tile plants for years, died Wednes- j
day night at his home at Ridge- I
wood, New Jersey.
Mr. John R. Dover, with whom j
Mr. Fullerton has been associated
with in the operation of the Dover i
milk here, left for New York to at
tend the funeral after receiving
news of the Fullerton death. Messrs.
Jack Dover and Earl Hamrick were
in New York at the time and will
likely remain over for the funeral
services today or tomorrow.
Mr. Fullerton became Interested
In textile plants In this section years
ago and has since been interested
financially with the Eastsldc, Dover
and Ora mills here and the Ham
rick mills in the Gaffney section.
His firm, one of the best known m
New York, was also selling agents
for the local plants in which he was
interested. He was a visitor to Shel
by once or twice each year and was
well known to local manufacturers
and businessmen.
Grover Church To
Have Home Coming
Special Program At Baptist Church
There This Sunday. John
son To Preach.
Tlie annual home coming day c£
the Grover Baptist church is set for
the coming Sunday, December 1,
with a special program for both
morning and afternoon.
Followirn the Sunday school
program the welcome address will
be made by the pastor, Rev. W. E.
Furcron, Mr. li. -SnEener will giwr
the church history, and Rev. Boyle
Love will preach the morning ser
mon. There wli be dinner on the
grounds followed by a musical pro
gram and short talks by former
pastors and friends and then at
2:30 a sermon by Rev. W. O. John
Forest City To Have
New Tapestry Mill
Plant Will Manufacture Tapsefries
And $73,000 Stock Is Already
Forest City.—Forest City is soot.
to have a new textile plant which
will manufacture tapestries, bed
spreads, damask, upholstering and
other novelties. The plant will have
an 8,000 spindle capacity and will
operate more than 50 Jacquard
looms, which will furnish employ
ment to approximately 100 people
J. M. Lumley, superintendent of
the Ellenboro Manufacturing com
pany, of Ellenboro, Is engineering
the project. About $75,000 of the
capital stock has already been sub
scribed, part of which was sub
scribed by the Belk company of
Charlotte, principal stockholders of
the Ellenboro Manufacturing com
The plant will be located about
a mile south of Forest City on the
J. L. Butler property. The con
tract fear Its construction will be let
about January 1 and It is expected
to have the plant in operation by
next spring.
Mrs. B. H. Palmer, Miss Sara
Palmer and Ralph Ray Palmer were
guests at a delightful dinner party
given by Mr. and Mrs. Enoch Baker
at their home in Lincolnton Thanks
High Spade Came Canifolers Fate
Rests on Deal of W itnesses in
His Trial for Rothstein Murdei
. GfWGt
I AT'fiAt/t/s
••• A\a
I A>V/1O*0
| c/AatAs'
The deal George McManus gets from witnesses in
trial for the murder of Arnold Rothstein, notorious
gambler, following heavy losses in high-spade game,
will either acquit or convict him in Criminal Courts,
New York. From left to right are Arnold Rothstein,
“king of the underworld,” and "Smiling” George Mc
Manus, who is accused of hid murder. Biller, under
indictment, is still being sought in the murder.
"Titanic,” also a player In the game, Is State’s wit
ness, as is "Bed” Bowe. “Nigger Nate” Raymond,
big winner in the game played at Meehan’s apartment,
merely got $200,900 worth of I. 0. U.’a from Roth
stein. (Lower) —elnez Norton, Broadway star, enjoy
ing the breeie from the‘ surf In th* company of
lothsteii^-f'1; V-n •• *£+*!?*■'m"~ , *
Tntr'fMtioiuO Nemre . *
Star Starts Christmas Fund For Poor
Civic Clubs And Entire City Asked To Aid Paper In
< Lending A Helping Hand To Shelby’s Needy.
That it might be Christmas
time for all,” The Cleveland
Star will next week start its an
nual “Christmas Stocking
Fund” for the purpose of tak
ing necessities of life into the
homes of the poor and unfor
tunate on Christmas eve.
For years this fund has been a
success as Shelby contributed
readily and gladly to the fund
which carried flour, wood, coal,
shoes and clothing into pov
erty-stricken homes, and medi
cine into homes where there was
sickness with no one able to
work and pay doctors and medi
cal bills.
Last year due to an influenza
epidemic the campaign was not
started until late in December
yet a sizeable amount was con
tributed, and this year the cam
pa'.gn win begin early so that r.U
may have the opportunity to
The funA committee will not
be definitely organised until
nest week bnt until that time
and a permanent chairman is
appointed contributions may be
left with J. B. Smith, county
welfare officer, or with The
Star. This committee, which
each year investigates needy
conditions about Shelby and
contributes the fund, is usually
made up of a representative
from each of the civic clubs,
the head of the Woman’s club,
the ministers of Shelby, and the
superintendent of schools. Heads
of the Rotary, Kiwanls, and
Lions clubs arp asked to name
representatives from their clubs
to attend a meeting of all the
representatives name above at
the court house next week, the
exact date to be announced
Not a rent of this fund, It
should be recalled, ever goes for
toys or playthings. Every dollar
will be spent for necessities
such as food, clothing and shoes,
and nothing will be wasted as
all distributions are made where
the welfare officer and the in
vestigating committee say the
need is most urgent.
Contributions may be made
in the name of clubs, organiza
tions, schools, or lodges, or as
individuals, and where desired
the name of donors will be with
held, as has been the custom
in the past.
Who will make the first con
tributions to be published next
Bel wood Juniors To
Have Meets Saturday
All members of the Belwood coun
cil of the Junior Order are urged
to attend the regular meeting to
be held there on Saturday right,
November 30. A class of new mem
bers will be initiated, according to
R. L. McMurry, and there will be
an address by a wrell known Junior..
Poison Of Rattlesnake Is Fatal
15 Months After Snake Is Gone
Lenoir—This Is the story of a
rattlesnake wh06e poison brought
destruction for* more than a year
after the snake’s death,
Levi Reed, who lives on the
Taylorsville highway about nine
miles from Lenoir, has a special
ly made box in which he kept
rattlesnakes, but he has not had
one in the box for a year and
three months. But Mrs. Reed put
18 young turkeys in the box ro
keep them over night, and the next
morning all of them were dsad.
Later a possum was put in the box
and the next morning it was dead.
And not tong ago a large field mouse
' got in the box and Mr. Reed put
his cat in to do battle with the
mouse. There was a lively fight in
which the cat was victorious, but
the next morning the cat was dead.
Chickens which have been put
in the box have been found dead
the next morning, and Mr. Reed is
at last calling for aid in solving
the phenomenon. It did not oc
cur to him Uiat the poison from the
snake could , remain so dangerous
for a period* of 15 months, yet he
cannot attribute the stronge death
to any other cause. And nobody
in the Little River ^section nas vol
unteered to spend a night in the
box to see if the same straDge
thing will happen to n person. ,
Gardner Appoints
Celebration Group
Governor Selects Number Of Im
portant People To Aid Willi
Celebration Plans.
Raleigh.—Governor O. Max Gard
ner announced the appointment of
the committee to represent North
Carolina in "preparations for and
in holding the King’s Mountain ses
qui-centennial celebration to be t eld
at Kings Mountain October 7, 1£30.
The committee named at the re uest
of C. O. Kuester, Charlotte, gener
al chairman, follows:
Governor Gardner, chairman;
Mrs. W. N. Reynolds, Winston
Salem; Mrs. A. G. Myers, Gastonia;
Mrs. Ralph Van Landiugliam, Char
lotte; Mrs. A. C. Lineberger, Eel
mont; C. E. Neisler, Kings Moun
tain; C. R. Hoey, Shelby; Cameron
Morrison. Charlotte; Ju.lie John
son J. Hayes, Greensboro; Major
A. L. Bui winkle. Gastonia; Smn'.or
Lee S. Overman, Salisbury; B. B.
Gossett, Charlotte.
Governor John G. Richards of
South Carolina is expected to name
a committee for South Carolina who
act with the North Carolina cun
Dr. Lackey Improves
At Hospital Here
General Condition Gradually Get
ting Better. Mr. Weathers Im
proving Also. '
At the Shelby hospital today i;
] was said that the condition of Ur.
! F. H. Lackey, of Fallston, had been
showing gradual improvement for
the past two days. Dr. Lackey suf
fered a stroke of paralysis last Sat
urday night and has been speech
less since. He is conscious now, al
though unable to speak, and seems
to be strengthening.
A steady improvement is also tfc
Ing shown by Editor Lee B. Weath
ers of, The Star, who has been ill
with influenza for three weeks and
a patient at the hospital for a week.
With continued improvement; as
shown recently he will likely be
able to leave the hospital before
very long.
Editor Visits Here.
Editor J. F. Hurley, of The Salis
bury Evening Post, and Mrs. Hur
ley were Thanksgiving guests of
Attorney and Mrs. R. L. Rybi.-n in
Miss Mary Grace Ledford, who -s
a student at Boiling Springs college
1 is spending the Thanksgiving noli
1 rtnv* at home
Cleveland Farm
Methods Used
On Prison Farm
Governor Gardner Direct* Farming
Operation And Lose* Only On
Cotton Doe To Weevil.
Raleigh,—Cleveland county farm
ing under direction of Cleveland
county’s scientific agriculturist,
Oliver Max Gardner, has resulted hi
the growing on state prison farms of
250.000 pounds dt pork, more than
60.000 bushels of corn and other food
crops In proportion.
The one fall-down of the Cleve
land county farmer was In produc
tion at which he has proved ps^t
master, cotton. But Cleveland !s a
very diffefcnt community from those
which admit the boll weevil with
great hospitality. Governor Gard
ner had hoped that the state pris
on would turn out/ 2,500 bales of
cotton, but the boll weevil got half
of the crop.
Hog and hominy has been one of
the very highest notes which the
executive has sung since coming
here nearly 11 months ago. and hog
and hominy do abound. Governor
Gardner doesn't pretend that he
has raised all the truck: reaped on
the state farms. He merely likes
what has been done. The state
farms have gone about living exact
ly as they go in Cleveland. They
have whereof to eat In the very
premises and it Is a varied bill of
fare which the state prepares.
Being such a terrible prohibition
ist, nephew by blood and marriage
of Judge Yates Webb, Governor
Gardner's Ingenuity Is shut off when I
he undertakes to deal with that
corn surplus. For Instance, In the
| olden day, one bushel of com made
I three gallons of liquor. At a dollar
a gallon that made a bushel worth
(3. But good com now sells for
*10 a gallon. There are many ex
cellent distillers In the stale pris
on and numerous fine merchants
who could, sell the stuff. The state
could make 95 a bushel clear on Its
owa cxeij.. ft W aei^ make this
llcker for “medicinal purposes.”
Governor Gardner, of course, will
not allow anybody to tell him how
to run a farm.
Governor Gardner, commenting
yesterday, said that the rains ard
the boll weevil have reduced the an
ticipated cottcn crop on the prison
farm from 3,500 bales to approxi
mately 1,300 but tbat he is gratified
to know that the farms have pro-1
duced this year 14,DM bushels of
sweet potatoes, 4,590 barrels of Irish
potatoes, also 12,500 bushels of
wheat and 9,390 gallons of molasses.
The hog crop he thinks good and
the prison will have for slaughter
more than 1,000 head of hogs, which
will net a quarter of a million
pounds. The corn crop will produce
approximately 60,000 bushels and
sufficient forage not only for th*
prison farms, but will offer some
for sale to other Institutions. All
permanent camps have good gar*
dens, which now are growing tur
nips, collards, rape, spinach, car
rots and the like. They will nave
nearly enough flour to supply the
prison and more than enough corn.
The flour and the meal are ground
at the prison mill at Caledonia.
Names Omitted On
School Honor Roll
Through an error made In the of
fice of the principal of the high
school the following names were not
Included In the list of pupils who
made the honor roll for the seoond*
month. The principal regrets that
this error was made.
Eight grade: Edith Saunders.
Ninth grade: Sara Louise Falls.
Tenth grade: George Blanton,
Helen Anthony, Milla Putnam, Doyle
Webb, and Adelaide Elam.
Eleventh grade: Thelma Spang
! ler.
Thanksgiving Day In
City Quiet Occasion
Lattimore Youth
Back From Meet
Walter Darla And Companion Hon
ored At Kansan City. Per
sonal News.
(Special to The Star.)
Lattimore, Nov. 29.—Walter Davis
returned Sunday from Kansas City,
Mo., where he had attended the na
tional congress of Future Farmers
of America.
There were 3,000 delegates pres
cut. Wade Turner, ot Llllngton. was
elected president of the nation^
Three boys front North Carolina
were elected to receive the degree
ot the American Farmer wnlch is
the fourth and highest degree A the
All members received free passes
to the American Royal Stock, show
and were entertained by several of
the citv clubs.
Mr. Ind Mrs. W. E. Walker had
as their dinner guests Thanksgiving
Mr. and Mrs. Z. R. Walker of N-w
House, Mr. and Mrs. Yates Ham*
rick and Miss Maude Morehead.
Misses Willie Falls and Virginia
Mauney have returned from Kale'gh
where they visited friends at Mere
dith college.. Miss Falls also visited
Miss Margaret Broughton.
Prof. Heckertnan, member of the
faculty of Lenoir-Rhyne crUege,
Hickory, was present fon chape* ex
ercise Monday morning. He made an
interesting talk on college educa
Messrs. Hew land and Bob Lath
more of Bailey institute accompan
ied by three of their friends Messrs.
Nesblt Cook, Harold and Glannard
Watson are spending Thanksgiving
holidays with Mr. and Mrs. J. G.
Messrs. J, E. Morehead and O. O.
Hawkins leave Friday for Florida to
spend the winter.
Rev. J. M. Barber of Polkvillo.
former pastor of First Methodist
church of Bel wood will preach at
Lattimore the second Sunday night
at 7 o'clock.
Mr. and Mrs. Wilbur McBrayer
and children of Forest City were
guests of Mr. and Mrs. L. C. Tama
(Continued on page eleven.)
Shelby Man Owner
Of Hickory Plant
Shoe Lace Manufacturing Company
Purchased By L. M. Hull. Has
Been With Firm.
Mr. L. M. Hull, Shelby citiaen.
last week became the owner of the
Hickory Shoe Lace Manufacturing
company at Hickory. Mr. Hull has
been connected with this concern
before as salesman to shoe manu
facturers and wholesalers.
Mr. and Mrs. Hull left early In
the week for Hickory where they
will be for the present.
Confederate Veteran
Has 118 Descendants
Spry 84-Year-old Thinking of Mar
riage Again. Bis Hair Hasn’t
Turned Gray.
Some people consider themselves
old when they reach the age of 50,
but Mr. E. R. Ellis, 84-year-old Con
federate veteran of Shelby whose
hair is yet,black, admits, or rather
relates It with pride that he some
times thinks of getting married
Mr. Ellis has 118 living descend
ants—seven children, 43 granchil
dren 82 great grandchildren, and
six great great grandchildren.
Children Should Not Be Afraid
Of Losing In Yo-Yo Contest
Quite a number of Shelby |
boys and girls are hesitant
about entering The Star’s yo~ 1
yo contest tomorrow afternoon
because they think they do not
have a chance to win. This im
pression should not keep them
out—yo-yos are likely to do
mo6t anything and some boy or
girl who thinks he or she has
very little chance may win the
first cash prise.
No youngster should shy at
entering the fancy yo-yoing
contest which will be staged be
fore the endurance contest, for
it i* hard in tell lust what ex
hlbltlon the judges will term
the best.
The contest begins at 1:3*
Saturday afternoon and all
youths who hare entered are
urged to bring as many Mends
with them as they can. Three
dollars will go to tho winner of
the endurance contest and two
dollars will go to the winner of
the fancy contest. Only one
hand may be used in the en
durance contest, but both bond*
may be need In the fancy exhi
bition. All that is required for
entry is that the entrants Pt
Ister their names and adtfrew;
with The Slur.
No Sertooa Wreck* Or AtMffiU
Reported In County. Early
• Morning Services.
Shelby and this section yesterday
passed through one of the quteest
and most eventful Thanksgiving
days in many years. .
Not a single auto or hunting ac
cident of a serious nature was re
ported during the day, and ; IMS
morning there were more empty
cells In the county Jail than on the
morning after a holiday in ft tony
time. At the Shelby hospital It, was
stated that not a single accident
case came in yesterday despite the
fact that scores and scores of
Cleveland county people were out
hunting and motoring.
Church Services.
One unusual feature of the day
for Shelby was the holding of an
early morning Thanksgiving service
at Centre! Methodist church, where
the main auditorium was well filled
for the service at 8 o'clock in the
morning. At 10 o’clock services were
held at the Presbyterian churcn.
Local business-houses observed a
holiday wth the exception of drug
stores which were open for Sunday
hours, and throughout the day with
no business going on with M per
cent of the city either taking it
easy at home—that is, until after
dinner when some could not take it
easy—or away visiting or attending
football games, Shelby streets were
Only five people were placed in
jail during the day and night, the
major portion for imbibing too free
ly, and this, according to Sheriff
Irvin Allen, Is not as many as are
often Jailed over the week-end.
i _
Carolina Winner
In Virginia Game
Dtfe»t VlrrfSUM « To 7. Brock
Buns 1M Yards As Davidson
Bests Bake.
Thirty-one thousand fans packed
in the Kenan stadium at Chapel
HU1 yesterday saw the big blue
Carolina football eleven win ks 13th
victory from Virginia in 37 years or
play by the record score of 41 to 7
as CardOKa backs galloped madly
over the gridiron to roU up the
highest score ever made on Vir
ginia. On the same afternoon
eight thousand fans at Davidson
saw the Wildcats upset the dope
bucket by defeating Duke 13 to 13
in a game that was featured by a
102-yard run by Capt.Thad Urock,
of the Davidson eleven, the long
est run ever made in North Caro
lina football.
Several score Shelby and Cleve
land county people attended the
two games, some going to Chapel
Kill over special trains.
Virginia was Saved from a shut
out by a great 30-yard run by tt*
team’s brilliant captain, John Sloan,
who took a kickoff on bis own 10
yard line in the first quarter and
ran 00 yards for a touchdown
Dp at Hickory Bon defeated
Dick Gurley’s Lenolr-Rhyne eleven
by a 13 to 7 scon for the “Little
Six” state title after Gurley's team
led until the final quarter.
Kentucky played Tennessee to w
8-5 tie thus leaving Tulane to &
clear field for the southern title as
it was the first time for Tennessto
to be defeated or tied. r
Other scores of the Thanksgiving
tuts: -.’wwww
Wake Forest 13; Mercer 0.
ciemson 7; Furman 8.
Georgia 12; Alabama 0.
Georgia Tech 19; Auburn 8.
V. M. L 14, V. P. X. 0.
Florida 25; W. AID. 7,.
Tulane 21; L. 3- U. 0.
Pitt 20; Penn Statb'7. -
VanderbUt 28; Sewanee 8. m
This Man Had Much
To Be Thankful For
J. M. Bunt, termer of No. . J
township, perhaps did not bare an
over abundance of turkey for ids
Thanksgiving dinner, yet he was
not without something to eat.
Just a few day* before Thanks
giving he killed the first SOO-pouad
hog reported In the county so far
this fall.
Mr. and Mrs. Q. M. Ledford spent
Thanksgiving with Mr. J. T. Ledfeafd
and family.

Page Text

This is the computer-generated OCR text representation of this newspaper page. It may be empty, if no text could be automatically recognized. This data is also available in Plain Text and XML formats.

Return to page view