North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL. XXXV, No. 146
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons
By man, per year (in advance) $3.50
Carrier, per year (In advance) Kx.0
Cotton Seed, per bn. ... 42c
Cotton, per pound__ 16*»c
Rain For Thursday.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Clcpdy with rain In north
and weat portions tonight or Thurs
day. Not much change In teropera
Dr. lackey Home.
Dr. F. H. Lackey, of Falls ton, wbc
Buffered a severe stroke of paralysis
sene weeks back, has been showing
gradual improvement, and today
was removed to his home at Fall
stan from the hospital here where
he had been a patient since suffer
ing the stroke.
No Flying For
Mabel On 13th
Niece Of Noted Buffalo Bill, Au
Aviatrix, Is Shy Of
And Black Cats.
Buffalo Bill, the famous frontiers
man, may never have looked at the
calendar, If he ever had one, when
he started out on his horse to hunt
buffaloes or Indians, but his niece,
Mabel, attractive blonde aviatrix
who will fly several airplanes nere
this week, is very particular about
the date when she goes to ride in
her air buggy ant^ takes passengers
Yesterday Miss Cody, the niece
of the Wyoming pioneer and show
man, came to The Star printing
plant to have some circulars print
ed to advertise the planes she will
have in Kings Mountain over the
week-end to take up passengers.
-Hold That 13.”
‘‘Put th dates down as Friday,
Saturday, and Sunday,” she said.
“All right,” replied the printer,
“let’s see what days of the month,
that will be.”
And he looked at the calendar,
and so did Mabel, who exclaimed:
“Just leave that Friday part ofl
and say the planes will be tnerc
Saturday and Sunday, and maybe
Monday. Nothing doing for Mabel
on the 13th.”
Then the girl who became an
aviatrix when the wild west became
too tame for one with Cody blood
In her veins explained that not long
since a black cat crossed In front of
her plane while she was taking off
and that day she made only $13 and
a few cents out of taking up pas
There are only a couple of Fri
days falling on the 13th In the
course of the year, and the avia
trix prefers to miss just that
much business, because, true to the
old West, she’s a bit superstitious.
Cleveland Youth*
Honored At College
Bolling Springs Boy Is Atlanta
Editor: Earl Boy Wins
With Paper.
Two Cleveland county boys, one
from Bolling Springs and the other
from Earl, have recently won honors
at their respective colleges.
At the Atlanta Southern Dental
college A. H. Cash, of Boiling
Springs, has been named associate
editor of the Asodecoan, college an
Mr. JT. H. Nichols of Earl, who is
a senior at N. C. State college in
electrical engineering, presented a
paper at the third annual student!
branch convention of the fourth
district of the American Institute of
Electrical Engineers, and won tnird
This convention was held at
Charlottesville, Va., during the
Thankgiving holidays. A student
from University of South Carolina
taking first place and one from the
University of Florida taking second
place, Nichols of N. C. State third
place. The subject of his paper was
"The Riverbend Steam Station.”
The Riverbend Steam station Is
the new steam plant just completed
by the Duke Power Co. and It Is lo
cated near Mount Holly. His paper
gave a complete discussion of the
latest method of generating elec-1
tricity by steam.
Ca*i’t Be!
But it i,__
^ more
Shopping Day,
Befo~ Chri.tma,
Cleveland Now Within 12,500
Bales Of 60,000-Bale Crop;
47,496 Bales Ginned To Dec. 1
Ginning To December 1 In County
Passes All Records. To Pass
Last Year.
If farmers and cotton observ
ers hereabouts are not overly
enthusiastic, and they seldom
are, Cleveland county will make
or very near make 60,000 bales
of cotton this year.
To December 1, practically
two weeks ago, this county had
ginned 47,406 bales of cotton,
according to the figures issued
to The Star today by Miles U.
Ware ginning agent. This is two
thousand bales more than the
county has ever ginned to the
same date, and the majority of
observers say that there is more .
cotton in the fields of the coun
ty now than ever before at De
cember II.
Big Gain Shown.
To December 1, last year, the
county had ginned 45,343 bales,
* or 2,153 bales less than to the
same date this year. L'p to Nov
ember 14, this year, 40,624 halfs
had been ginned in the county,
or, in other words, 6,872 bales
were ginned in the two weeks
period between November 14 and
December 1. If a similar amount
is ginned between December 1
and the end of this week, when
the next report will be assem
bled, the county will have pass
ed the 53,000 bale mark of last
Two more ginning reports will
be issued, one December 14 and
the other on January 15, then
the final in Mrach. If in that
time the county gins 12,500
bales the 60,000 total predicted
by many at the beginning of the
year will have been reached. Due
to the freezing weather at the
first of the month very lltCe
cotton was picked, but this week
Scores m bales have been taken
from the fields to the gins.
Cleveland Couples
Married In Gaffney
60-Year-Old Colored Parson Among
County Couples Hitched In
South Carolina.
The Yuleitde rush is oh over
Cleveland counfo tor the Gaffney
holiday ties that hind.
The following Cleveland couples
were issued marriage license in tat
South Carolina town last week;
Floyd McGinnis, of Forest City, and
Esther Jolly, of Mooresboro, route
1; Garrison Blanton and Mattie Lee
Greene, of Boiling Springs; Clay
ton Garner and Hattie Galloway,
of Shelby, route 6; Kalph Rochester,
of Lincolnton, and Florence Powell,
of Shelby; George Cabiness and
Mary Ruth Walker, of Shelby;
Grady McCraw and Inez Jackson,
of Shelby; Lupis Allen and Ruth
Queen, of Shelby; Colon Goode and
Dollie Canlpe, of Shelby; Dan Fos
ter and Lucy Dellinger, of Kings
Mountain; Dave Rippy and Mamie
MclntyTe, of Earl.
A negro wedding of interest in
Gaffney, according to The Gaff
ney Ledger,” was that of the Rev.
Ambrose E. Hopper, 60-year-old
preacher of Shelby, and Addio Jolly
of Gaffney, route 1.”
T. G. Howell Enters
Rutherford Hospital
Mr. T. G. Howell, local transfer
man, left yesterday for Rutherford
ton to undergo a serious operation.
Mr. Howell has been suffering from
his affliction for some time and his
friends here will wish that the op
eration be successful.
Decrease In Yield
For Cotton Shown
Still Above I«h Year's Crop But
Lower Than Last Month
Washington.—An estimated oro
duction of 14,919,000 bales Of cotton
of 500 pounds gross weight was
shown by the department of agri
culture report on the basis of De
cember 1 indications, compared with
a forecast of 15,009,000 bales made
a month ago, and 14,478,000 oales
produced last year.
The indicated yield of lint cotton
pier acre is placed at 155.3 pounds
pier acre, compared with 152 9
pounds last year.
Abandonment of acreage sinco
July was shown at 3:3 pier cent of
the acreage planted, leaving 43,331,
000 acres lor harvest.
Yield By States.
Production by states was estimat
ed as follows: *
Virginia, 46,000.
North Carolina, 735,000.
South Carolina, 845,000
Georgia, 1,345.000.
Florida, 29,000
Missouri, 113.000.
Tennessee, 515,000.
Alabama, 1,335,000.
Mississippi, 1,915,000
Louisiana, 810,000.
Texas, 3,950,000.
Oklahoma, 1,200,000 .
Arkansas, 1,490,000
New Mexico, #4,000
Arizona, 158,000.
California, 242,000,
Others, 7,000.
Lower California, 80,000
Ginn in gx Total Higher.
Washington.—The census bureau
reported that 12,8874171 running
bales of cotton had been ginned
from the crop of 1920 prior to De
cember 1 compare* jgJU* JIMO,154
bales oa^ecamber Hast year.
Round bales were counted as half
bales by the census bureau, num
bered 473,079 compared with 518,
974 last year.
Ginnings by states were
Alabama, 1,200,092.
Arizona, 103,147.
Arkansas, 14151,765
California, 1784)10
Florida, 29,675.
Georgia, 1,176,382.
Louisiana, 781,335.
Mississippi, 1,692,572
Missouri, 161,553.
New Mexico, 64,916.
North Carolina, 599,352.
Oklahoma, 960,035.
South Carolina, 702,568
Tennessee, 395,907.
Texas, 3,515,877,
Virginia, 35,717.
All other states, 5568
Kiwanis To Elect
Officers Thursday
Night At Meeting
Shelby’s Oldest Civic Club To Name
President, Directors And
Other Officers.
At the meeting of the Kiwanis
club Thursday night. Shelby’s oldest
civic club for business men will
elect officers for the new year.
The election roster calls for a
new president, vice-presidents, dis
trict trustee, and a board of direc
tors. At last weeks meeting of the
club two lists of men were nom
inated for all the offices as is cus
tomary in the club methods of
holding an election.
Dr. E. B. Lattimore is now tire
president of the club and Attorney
Chas. A. Burrus is secretary.
Opponent To Simmons Will
Announce Soon, Says Bailey
If Simmons Is Renominated Uc
publican Will Beat Him. Thinks
Raleigh Man.
Raleigh.—Josiah William Bailey,
Raleigh attorney, says that a Dem
ocrat who will oppose Senator F.
M. Simmons in the primary next
year will make himself known in “a
few days.”
Mr. Bailey, who has been promi
nently mentioned in state political
circles for some months as a pos
sible candidate against Senator
Simmons, refused to say who would
t make the announcement. Walter P.
Stacy, chief justice of the State
Supreme Court .and Willis Brcg
; den. associate justice, hav" been
[widely mentioned in political ttr
cles along with Mr. Bailey as pos
sible candidates.
Expressing belief that the renom
inatlon or Senator Simmons, who
opposed Governor Alfred E. Smith
in the presidential campaign last
year, wculd result in the election of
Isaac M. Meekins, Federal Judge
and a Republican. Mr. Bailey said
he was confident that Judge Meek
ins would be the Republican candi
Recently Judge Mefekins has been
mentioned in Republican circles as
the most promising candidate and
word reached Raleigh today from
High Point that Republican leaders
there expressed, belief that Judge
Meektm will be their candidate
next vef>v„
Named New Head
Of Key Club
Pitt Beam New Head
Of Key Club Board
Social Club Elects New Board Of
Governors. To Han* Photos
Of Deceased Members.
Dr. A. Pitt Beam was named
chairman of the board of governors
at the annual election of officers
of the social club Monday night.
Dr. Beam succeeds Mr. Wyeth Roy
ster as head of the club.
Other directors named were Dr.
D. P. Moore, Clyde Short, Renn
Drum and Horace Kennedy. Mr,
Charles Woodson was elected secre
tary to toe board, succeeding Mr.
William Andrews.
At the business meeting o{ the
club it was decided that photo
graphs of members who have died
will be framed and placed in the
club and that hereafter the custom
will be adhered to.
Bind Negro Over -
In Earl Hold-Up
Of Postmistress
i McClinton Will Face Charge In
Higher Court. Denies Attempt
ed Robbery Mrs. White.
In county court today Alunza
McClinton, coal-black negro
youth with a pronounced stutter
in his voice, was bound over to
superior court by Recorder Hor
ace Kennedy on the charge n(
holding up and attempting to
rob Mrs. Kate Bettis White.
Earl postmistress, last Wednes
day night.
The negro stuttered out a de
termined denial of the hold-up. de
claring that he knew nothing what
soever about it and had no connec
tion with it, but about his person
a chain of evidence was assembled
by officers, evidence enough in the
opinion of the recorder to bind the
negro over, although there was no
evidence which would definitely
fasten the crime on McClinton.
Witnesses used for the prosecu
tion were Mrs. Bettis, Mrs. Jones
and county officers.
The strongest links of evidence
were that bloodhounds tracked the
negro from the scene of the at
tempted hold-up to a negro church
and there lost the trail. Between
the hold-up scene and the church
the running man had fallen down.
McClinton when arrested had a
muddy place on one of his knees,
and the bloodhounds which nad
been following the other tracks
seemed, it was said, to sense that
he was the same man. Moreover,
officers said, that McCUnton’s shoes
were of the same size as the shoe-;
making the tracks leaving the
hold-up scene.
Johnson Returns To
Provision Business
Announcement is made in vlie ad
vertising columns today that Ern
est Johnson has re-opened the Home
Provision company. Or, to be ac
curate, 4ha store will open 6n the
twelfth. Mr. Johnson, one of the best
known of the provision merchants
in Shelby, will be the manager of
the store, which is owned by Bert
Canlpe. The location cf the stand
will virtually be the same, also, but
extended in volume. '
A Square Dance.
There will be a square dance a!
the W. O. W. hall on West Graham
street next Saturday night, Decem
ber 14. proceeds going to the decree
team for the purpose of buvin?
them new uniforms. The public
i Invited.
■ Judgeship Race
On Again Now,
\ Webb Explains
Judfe Wi'hli Will Not Hun Again;
Was ,Misunderstood As Was
j - Predicted By The SUr.
Prospective candidates for the su
perior court bench In this district
may again open their barrage o'
campaign handshakes and accom
panying compliments. Judge James
, L. Webb will not be a candidate
j again when his present term ends
next December.
Judge Webb made this pla.n n a
statement issued at Kaleigh yester
day which explained that Winston
Salem dispatches saying that he
would be a candidate again ,tr< se
tram a misinterpretation of a state
ment by htm. Tills explanation .tears
out an opinion of The Star express
d Monday when the paper dec' red
that the veteran Jurist had appar
ently been misunderstood as lie had
announced some weeks back In The
Star that he would retire.
However, the Winston-Salem dis
patch was anything but amusing to
some half a dozen bairisters
throughout the district who were al
ready grooming themselves—or be
ing groomed by their friends, as pol
iticians prefer It to be expressed—
for the anticipated vacancy on the
bench. Now Chat Judge Webb bas
explained the error all ig well again,
and a political race that was al
ready assuming interesting prrpov
tions is set for additional develop
The explanatory dispatch *rora
Raleigh says: “Judge James L,
Webb of Shelby will not be a can
didate to succeed hhnself as su
perior court Judge but will con
tinue to serve until present term
expires, next December, if his
health continues good as at pres
ent. Judge Webb made this posi
tive statement here while visiting
liis daughter, Mrs. O. Max Gard
ner, due to a misinterpretation of
statements he made In Winston
Salem put jveek. * «*. - *
••Judge Webb will hart served
25 years when this month ends ard
26 years when his present form
ends. He expects to retire at that
time but will be subject as
an emergency Judge when and If
Cabaniss Funeral
Services Tuesday
Mr. Esley Cabaniss Burled At .'aon.
Ten Children And Wife
Funeral services for Mr. Lsley
Cabaniss, of the Lattimore section,
were held Tuesday afternoon ; t 1
o’clock at Zion church with Rev. D.
G. Washburn in charge of the
services and assisted by Rev. John
W. Suttle and Rev. D. F. Putnam.
Mr. Cabaniss, who was 79 years
of age. died Monday morning about
10 o’clock, death coming after au
ill:less of about three years.
The deceased is survived by his
widow and 10 living children the
eleventh child, Esley, Jr., dy'ng in
France during the World War. The
surviving children are: Miss Minnie,
who lives «t home; Gus, Flay,
Henry, Oscar. Dee, Mrs. Dudley
Simmons, Mrs. Margaret Matthews,
Mrs. Will Wright, and hhelt. Sur
viving also are two brothers and
one sister: Mrs. C. I. Blanton, and
Frank and Tom Cabaniss.
Mr. Cabaniss had lived in the
Lattimore section or in Lattimore
practically all of his life and was re
garded by all who knew him as
an upstanding and substantial dtl
izen and neighbor.
Mr. M&uney’s Sister
Passes In Raleigh
Mr. (J. G. Mauney has returned
to Shelby after attending the fun
eral Saturday afternoon in Raleigh
of his sister, Mrs. S. G. Riggs.
Mrs. Riggs, a native of the Maiden
section, died in a hospital there
early Friday morning. In her im
mediate family she Is survived by
i her husband and three children. Mr.
Mauney was accompanied to Ray
leigh by his father and mother,
sister and brother-in-law, all of
Dixon’s Sister 111
At Cherryville Home
Deputy Sheriff Ed Dixon left
Shelby this morning for Cherry*
viile to be at the bedside of l'.is sis
ter, Mrs. Wehunt, after a message
was received informing of her ill
ness. According to Information Mrs.
Wehunt war thought to be tn a very
J critical state.
Eight Feel Four of American
Citizen ry Goes to England
——————-—-—--—. .
/it* r«ru,
said to be the
tallest mats,
and Mrs. Tana,
on board the
S. S. Pennland
just before
sailing for
where the
former still fill
a six weeks’
Tarva is 8 feet
4 inches tall,
460 ponn
wears size
shoes, si~..'
and says be
canssot find
socks anywhei
that u ill fit
Empty Stocking Fund Growing
Slowly Despite Want
There is more sickness, more want, more hunger, and
more poverty-stricken homes in and about Shelby this year
than in many years, yet The Star’s Christmas Stocking
Fund, which annually takes a bit of badly needed Christmas
cheer into unfortunate Shelby homes is increasing at the
slowest pace since the charity fund was first started, hyThe
star years bacK.
Fmlwily ickn««ledt<d _<53.50'
Mr. »nd Mrs. E. B. Jwrett_1.00 !
Keb Clab. 10.00
C. Joe Turner_..._2.00
Boy Scoot Troop One_5.00
"A Friend” .. 1.00
Total . ........ 373.00 |
Two of the larger contributions 1
today, as will be noted above, came
from organizations which will
spread their Christmas cheer
through T*he Star fund. The contri
bution from the Shelby Boy Scout
troop one Is especially commendable
for at this season of the year yojng
boys seldom have enough money to
purchase all t{ie fireworks and
playthings they want for them
selves, yet these youngsters dmied
themselves some of the fun they had
planned for Christmas and dug
down In their savings to do inetr
good turn dally. And a good one it
Other organizations and clubs
which each year set aside so much
far Christmas charity are urgad to
give through The Star fund.* The
major reason is that every case and
every home to which necessity* of
life will go from the Empty Stock
ing Fund will be thoroughly inves
tigated by a committee of leading
Shelby men and women. Tills as
sures that there will be no doubling
up, with one home getting two lists
of necessities while some other
home In dire straits gets nothing,
and It, also assures that due to
proper Investigation and supervision
none of the money will go to un
worthy cases or will be wasted.
The treasurer of The Star fund.
Rush Hamrick, Is one of Shelby’s
most highly respected citizens and
all the contributions will be han
dled through him and dlstrloutcd
(Continued on page twelve.)
Pageant To Start
Christmas Program
For First Baptist
Hill Be Held Sunday Evening At
Church. On December 22 The
"White Chrlatmaa Service.
The following Christmas activi
ties will be heid at the First Bap
tist church, beginning next Sunday
evening: Sunday evening. Decem
ber 15, 7:00 o’clock—Clirlstmas aag
eant, "The Nativity.”
Sunday morning. December 92,
10:00 o'clock—“White Christmas
Service.” All members of Sunday
school will bring gifts for the needy
of the community.
Sunday morning, Dec. 22, 11:00
o'clock—special Clirlstmas message
by the pastor with a splendid musi
cal program.
Sunday evening, December 22,6:00
o'clock—“Carol Service,” by all of
the thirteen B. Y. P. U.'s.
Sunday evening, December 22,
7:00 o’clock—Cantata, “The prince
of Peace,” Wooler, by the choir.
Tuesday evening, December 24, 7
o'clock—Band of c harder s will
meet In the young people's dcoart
ment assembly room and will go out
over the city to sing carols. Services
will be held at several points, where
gifts will be distributed. The public
is Invited to all services.
College Girls Coming.
Social festivity will soon begin its
holiday rush over Cleveland co ;ntv
A news Item from N. C. C. W. at
Greensboro says that the 22 Cleve
land county girls In college the-e
will leave for home for the Christ
mas holidays on Thursday, Decem
ber 19. They will return to school
on Friday, January 3.
Local Citizens Urged To Bay
Christmas Seals By Club Here
Mrs. Grover Beam, Christinas
seal chairman ol the Woman's
club and her committee, In asking
T citizens to pur
Jchase their quota
rot the familial
tpenny seals, are
joaslng their cam
5 aign upon actual
} results as meas
\ ured in years of
1 life and dollars
J saved.
In the past 10 years in North
Carolina the death rate from luber
cuolosis has been lowered to the
extent which means in this s*ate
alone a saving of 15,000 lives rnd
a money saving to the communit;
of millions of dollar
In U^e post ihree ycai". in Ui*
North Carolina schools where
health habits have been taught
through the modern health cru
sade, a practical health educational
system, promoted by the North
Carolina Tuberculosis association,
regular examinations ol school chil
dren has been reduced In propor
tions varying from 12 to 20 per
cent. In the state this figures a
saving of $1,200,000 time loss meas
ured' in the annual cost of senool
up-keep and instruction.
The Tuberculosis Christmas Seals
finance the school health program
for undernourished and well nour
ished children.
The Christmas sea! stands for
education and prevention Have you
bought yom *<!.•■ today ?
Set Dates For
Hoey And Webb
School Contests
Hoey Contest, On February 28, lias
Regulation.* Changed. Webb
Contest March 7.
At a meeting of the School Mai
lers club ot Cleveland county held
Monday night at the Hotel Charlea
the school principals and supertax
tendents of the county set the dates
for the annual Hoey and Webb cog*
tests, the big features of the school
year for high school students.
The Hoey Oratorical contest will
be held the last Friday night in
February, which is the 38th, add
the Selma Webb Recitation contest
will be held on the following Friday
night, March 7, the winners of the
Webb Essay contest to be announc
ed also at that time.
Change Roles.
In the Hoey contest, heretofoce
an original oratorical contest wlU|
the boy planning their own orations,
will this year be a declamailon con
test. By the old rules two boys might
enter from each school but with the
contest being changed from ore lions
to declamations there will bte more
entries. It la thought, and each
school will be limited to one dte
clalmer with a speaking limit oK 10
The Webb Recitation contest;will
operate under the old regulations—
one reciter from each school with a
time limit of 10 minutes. '
In the euay contest the limit" Is
1.000 words and the subject is to tea
chosen by the student and the assay
must be original. Ttw three bast
essays from each school may be en
tered and must be in the county
superintendent's office a week tor
fare the recitation contest, or by
February 28. the night of the Hoey
The School Masters decided that
they would endeavor to brlug all
the judges in the three contests
from without the county.
1 .y^y-4* ?V ji
Ellenboro Farmers
To Feast On Their
Potato Prodncts
Sweet Fotato Growers In Section To
Have A "Uve-at-Home”
Ellenboro—An unique banquet
will be held at fcllenboro, Thursday
evening, December 18, when tha
shareholders for the KUanboro
Sweet Potato Storage company will
banquet themselves to a menu call
ing for sweet potatoes to be served
In each course of the feast.
The first thought was to hold a
sweet potato growers banquet serv
ing nothing but sweet potatoes.
However, Miss Barbara Osborne, lo
cal homes economics teacher, who
will serve the meal, has suggested
the following to make a better
menu: Chicken, chicken gravy, pan
died sweet potatoes, sweet potato
pudding with marshmallows, rolls,
slaw, coffee and sweet potato cus
tard for dessert. "•
The feast is being planned as a
celebratlqn to the rapid develop
ment and progress made hi grow
ing sweet potatoes for a cash crop
in the Ellenboro community with
in the past three years during
which time the Ellenboro Sweet Po
tato Storage Company, Inc.,- has
been organised and three sweet
potato curing houses with a total
capacity of 15,000 bushela have been
built. Tax listing reports shows that
the houses have greatly increased
the acreage of sweet potatoes in
Colfax township over three yean
Arrangements are being made to
have a distinguished speaker to ad
dress the growers and a string hand
to entertain them with music. -
More than eighty individuals now
have stock In the storage company
and nearly 100 are expected to at
tend the banquet.
Father Of Shelby
Woman Dies In S. C.
Gaffney.—Henry E. Teague. «7j
year-old retired farmer, died Pun
day morning at his home at Lime*
stone Mills. Pinal rites were con
ducted Monday afternoon at the
Providence Baptist church and in
terment followed in the church*
Mr. Teague is survived by the
following children: C. O., J. f
P. K.. A. P., and R. B. Tuagw*.
of route *: Mrs. W. J. Bright,
of Shelby, and Mrs. Winnie Gor
don, of Grover. The following hair
brothers and sisters also survive:
J. M. W. I., and John Pennington;
Mrs. Nancv Randolph, KantjcpoJfe;
Mrs. Imeile Trasue, Bessemer City;
vufi Mrs Amanda Wylie, Dallas. '

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