'---■ ... 12 PAGES TODAY *-... SIIELBY, N. C. MONDAY, DEC. 16, 1929 Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons B* m«ni.peryear on advance) WJo _ Carrier, per year (in advance) >IJO LA TE NEWS THE MARKET. Cotton, per pound ....16%c Cotton Seed, per bu. __..... COc Rain Tuesday. Today’s North Carolina Weather Report: Cloudy with light rain in extreme west portion tonight. Tues day rain, not much change in tem perature. , Rush Of Shoppers. Shelby Saturday was flooded with the largest throng of shoppers here this year, as people from all sec tions of the county, and sections ad • joining th» county, filled local streets and stores In the first big rush of holiday shopping. This is the last full week before Christmas and is expected to be the biggest shop ping week of the year. Seventeen Jailed. County and city officers Satur day and Sunday established a week end record, in their Christmas sponging program, by jaUing 17 people. The majority of arrests cen tered about liquor law violations. King’s Appeal Filed In S. C. Attorneys File Appeal For Shelby Man. Take Exceptions To Court Actions. Chester.—The attorneys of Rafe F. Kin?; of Shelby, who was found guilty qf slaying his wife, Faye Wil son King, by a-Chester county grand jury at general sessions court here last July and was sentenced to be electrocuted, Friday evening serv ed upon counsel for the state the proposed case cn appeals with the exceptions. The record is very voluminous, embracing about 700 pages of print ed matter. There are said to be ap proximately 80 exceptions. Among the exceptions noted are; 1—“Error in refusing to grant motion to squash indictment made before beginning of trial on the ground .that same was multifarious and stated in conjunctive fdrm that the deceased came to her death in si* or eight different ways viz: ‘With his hands and arms and with cords, wires, ropes and belts placed about and around the neck and throat of her, the said Faye Wilson King, did choke, suffocate and strangle, the eirors being: Presentment Confusing. A.—That presentment against the defendant was multifarious and confusing. B. —That tha presentment against defendant was icither clear cut nor definite. C. —It forced defendant to go to trial without knowing which one of the various instruments, means or manners of decth he was charged with having used or accomplished. D. —In failing to require the state to elect one way in charging how deceased came to her death. That his honor erred in refusing the mo tion of the defendant for a new trial upon the eight grounds as set forth (Continued on page nine.) Paragon Store To Close Doors Here Tuesday; Big Sale Business, Widely Known As Fan nings And As Paragon, Sells Out Efird's Take Stand. The Paragon Department Store announces today that it reached the final lap in the big sale, and is pre paring to close its doors, finally and for all time, next Tuesday night— Chistmas Eve. This event will mark the passing of a notable institution, which, first as Fannings and later as The Para gon, has been an institution in Shelby for a decade. Joe E. Nash, manager of the store, stated that whatever goods remain over after the sale will be transfer red to the Paragon Bargain Place, located on Wairen street, and the disposition of tiiem—whether they will be sold at letall or otherwise disposed of—to be announced later. Meantime Mr. Nash, in comment ing upon the success of the closing out sale, told Hie Star that to date (Saturday mo:n ng) fifty three thousand dollars worth of goods had been sold for cash. - Meantime, while the Paragon is preparing to vacate the big store, lively arrangements are being made far the moving in of Efird’s. Efird’s will vacate thei.* establishment the last of the month, and take over the Paragon lease. Just what disposi tion will be made of the present Efird store is not known. It has been rumored that Mr. Charles Blanton, the owner, will en large the building to a considerable extent, and thoroughly modernize it. But this rumor has not beer con firmed. In fact, it is autharatively stated that Mr. Blanton has no Im mediate plans concerning it. The Paragon Department Store had its inception in the Fanning store, on LaFayette street, where (Continued on page nine.) Famous Hotel Property Goes On Block Here Land And Remaining Equipment Of Cleveland Springs Company Going at Trustee Auction. On January 18 that which re mains of Cleveland Springs, for many years one of the heat known hotel properties in the Carolinas, will go on the auc tion block, according to an nouncement made today by At torney R. L. Ryburn, trustee for creditors. The hotel property, consisting of many acres of land and what re mains of the hotel and equipment following the disastrous fire, located just east of Shelby, will be sold at auction, to take care of indebted ness, at the court house door here Saturday, January 18, at noon. The first Cleveland Springs hotel, popular and well patronized through out the Carolinas, was built near the mineral springs there back in the old stage coach days. It was destroy ed by fire and later the new hotel was erected by the Cleveland Springs hotel company. This build ing was practically destroyed on the night of October 15, this year, al though quite a bit of the hotel equipment was saved. What Is To'Go. The sale Is lo be made, the trus tee announcement says, “to obtain funds with which to pay said in debtedness.” In addition to the real estate the following will be Included in the property thrown upon the auction block: “AH the hotel build ing, the garage, tenant houses, spring houses, swimming pool, and all other building* and improve ments located on said lands, to gether with all hotel furniture, fix tures, bedding, linen, all kitchen utensils and equipment, all dining room silver, dishes, and equipment, and all golf course equipment, and supplies, and all other personal property belonging to Cleveland Springs company." Children Selling Christmas Seals The chidren in the various city schools are aiding the Woman’s club of Shelby In selling the annual Christmas seals from which th? proceeds are used for fighting tu berculosis. The sales made by schools to date follow: Marlon 880, South Shel by 645, Graham 630, Jefferson 500, LaFayette 734,‘ high school 250, Washington 2,341. So far the Washington school children are leading by many seals and the high school children are trailing all the ethers in sales. Dur ing this week all the children in the various schools will attempt to boost their sales to a new high mark with each school hoping to win the final honor in total sales. Clarence Mull Buys First Auto License Clarence Mull, assistant cashier of the First National bank was the first car owner to buy a 1930 auto license plate when they went on sale this morning at the Eskridgo garage, where a branch of the Carolina Motor club is maintained. All car owners must have their new 1930 license plates by 1930 and they have just two weeks in which to buy. Mr. Eskridge says if the car owners will follow the example of Mr. Mull they will avoid a great deal of trouble. Mrs. Harry Speck returned last week from a vi.it with friends and relatives in Little Rock, Ark. Mr. and Mrs. H. Dixon Smith re turn to their Lome tonight in Col ambus, Ga„ after a short week-end visit here with their parents. They came here for Hot Springs, Ark., where they attended a meeting of lumbermen. It Was The Night Before Christmas— ; There is but one thought constantly in the mmds of Young America, and that h of jolly old “St Nick." These two youngsters had decided to wait up and see if Santa would nay them an advance visit. But have fallen asleep before they could £ml out. However, they seem to have met the jolly old man, and arc, of course, leaving their orders personally rather than trust to crowded mails. Santa To Visit Poor Of Shelby; Charity Fund Jumps To $300 Shelby Business Men And Citizens Loosen Up Purse Strings And Shove $85 Total To $300 Over Week-end. * It’s going to be Christmas in Shelby, after 9II, and Santa is going to call on homes where misfortune called ahead of him, thanks to scores of Shelby people who loosened up their purse strings over the week-end and sent The Star's Christ mas Stocking Fund for the poor of the town shooting up from the $85 mark to more than $300. | The big boost to the fund came from Shelby merchants who gave merchandise equal to $175. But oth er cash contributions, also, piled In —$5 checks, $10 checks, dollars and halves, and so on. J. B. Smith, county welfare of ficer called upon a number of mer chants Friday and they readily contributed as they have in the past! However, due to the fact that he la having more charity calls and investigations to make right now than ever before Mr. Smith was unable to visit every firm. At some of the business houses, too, the man agers were out and other employes could not say just how much their firms would give. These will con tribute later and the welfare officer together with members of the civic committee handling the fund will call on the firms not called upon as yet. Professional men and of fice workers will also be visited this week by the canvassing committee with the aim of getting $750 by Christmas as a check of the charity appeals shows tnat twice that amount will be needed to send Santa to all the unfortunate and stricken homes of Shelby. Those Who Gave. Previously acknowledged-$6.5 Horace Kennedy . 5 H. A. Thrift. I T. H. Abernethy_1 T. W. Ebeltofs..5 ‘‘Football Winnings”..- 10 "Two Friends”__ 15 Miss Ella MacNichols__5 Costs $50 To Grow Acre Cotton Expert Says; Cleveland A Leader Raldgh.—Cotton farming explains its deathly exponents in the light of farm management specialist R. H. Rogers, of State college, who finds that the planter must make 312 pounds of lint an acre in order to break even at 16 cents a pound. Cleveland county undoubtedly beats this 312 pounds an acre, but it Is doubtful M r.nother county does. Mr. Rogers says that it C06t3 $50 an acre to produce cotton, no matter what the boll weevil or the sow bosom merchant, or the other in cidentals, to taae an acre of cotton and, get it in shape during the spring till it during the summer and pick the crop during the fail, require the expenditure of $50. I,ess than 300 pounds of lint to the acre, .sold at the current prices, would put the grower in the hole. "It usually costs about $50 an acre to produce one acre of cotton,” R. H. Rogers says. “Using this figure as a basis, it is easy to calculate the yield necessary to break even with the crop. If cotton is selling for 16 (Continued on page nine.) VMy Bit" Merchants List. I. J. Stilwell. Piggly-Wiggly ... 5 J. C. Penney Co........ 30 A & P...2.30 Clay Ross, Carolina Stores_1 A. C. Swofford Grocery_ 1 Major Hopper_...._.30 Wright-Baker Cc....10 Cleveland Hardware_2.30 T. W. Hamrick .. l Woolworth’s 5 George Alexander _..... 5 Paul Webb Drug Co. .. 5 Suttle Drug Co. _ .*> A. V. Wray & Six Sons ..._5 Abernethy Jewlry __ 1 J. C. McNeely &; Co..10 Cleveland Drug Co. _ 5 Chocolate Shop ......_4 M. A. McSwain & Son_____5 Shull's Market _1 Montgomery-Ward Co. __... 5 Jackson Grocery .. 5 The Men's Shop __........... a William Haglev, tailor .. .50 Charles Stores __ 20 Pendleton’s __ 5 Stephenson Drug Co,. 10 Torn Eskridge .. ; Quinn Drug Cc....5 A <fe P Market . 2 Carlos Grigg .. l D. A. Beam Coni Co. .. 3 J. N. Dellinger_ 2 Basil Goode___ 1 Rcse's Five and Ten.V Total 304.50 Father Of Mrs. Yates Blanton Dies At 80 Wiliam S. Hamilton, 80 years, died December 14 at home of liis daugh ter Mrs. Yates Blanton at Carthage. He was buried at Beaver Dam Sun day. Three soji-s and two daughters survive, all living in Mississippi.. Mr. Hamilton formerly has been a resident of Texas, Kentucky, and Tennessee but for past few years has resided with Mr and Mis. Blanton. His wife preceded him to the grave several years ago Masonic Notice. Camp Call lodge No. 534 A. P. and A. M. meets Wednesday night, the 18th. (^all communication by order of worshipful master P. L, YELTON. Holiday Cheer, Pension Checks, ArrivesFor Vets Over Seventeen Thousand Dollars Arrive Here For Civil War Vet erans And Widow*. Sixty of the boys who left Cleveland county to follow Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, and 89 widows of Cleveland soldiers who have al ready joined the immortal lead ers, are going to have something with which to purchase their Christmas. Pension checks for 151 vet erans and w’dow* arrived here over the week-end and are now being distributed by Clerk or Court A. M. Hamrick. Is Big Sum. The total amount of all the chocks which come to this county Is *1%400, and is one of the largest county pension lists In the state. This sum comes twice each year. The $17,100 is divided as fol lows: Sixty checks of $182.50 each for Class A veterans. Eighteen checks ol $110 each for Class A widows. Seventy-one checks of 850 each for Class B widows. Two checks of $100 each for ^ negro body se rvants who follow ' ed their masters through the conflict. Agents Start 4-H Club Work Over Two Hundred Cleveland Boys And Girls Unrolled In Re organized Clubs. County Farm Agent R. W. Shoff ner and Mrs. Irma P. Wallace, home demonstration agent, are reviving the 4-H club work among the farm boys and girls of Cleveland county, an organisation considered one cl the most beneficial and informing tor farm youths. Working together the two agents reoganized clubs at Mooresboro Pallston, Belwocd. Polkvllle, Beth lehem, and Boiling Springs. Mrs Wallace working alone organized two more clubs at Broad River and Patterson arose. Enrolled in these clubs are 75 boy's and 150 yiris. Each club in ad dition to its regular officers lias a girl leader and a boy leader Who are members of the county-wide 4-H council and wal meet with the county agents to arrange programs for the clubs. The names of all these leaders were not available to day, but for several of the clubs j they are as follows: Polkville—Jay- I len .Covington, Inez Ridge; Bel wood-Rosemary Peeler, Jolin War lick; Bethlehem—Holland Dixon, Estelle Barber: Mooresboro—Otis Whitaker. Ethel Lovelace; Boiling Springs—J. B. Eridges, Mary Ham I rick. The boys ot each club will assign themselves to seme farming project and keep a record of the develop ment of their projects, while the girls will do likewise with the house hold arts. At the end of the year the county board of education has promised to give a banner to the club which has done the best work. To Start Business Census In Cleveland Census Takers For Commercial Census In Cleveland County Are Named. On January the first, working under the regular census bureau census takers will begin their check of business and commercial firms in Cleveland county. Although put on by the census department this commercial check Is separate from the population tounty which will start about April 1, and for which county census takers will be named later. W. H. Barkley, of Hickory, census supervisor for tlie district, has in formed H. Clay Cox, local Republi can leader, that the following peo ple will take the business census of Cleveland: For Nos. 1, 2, 3 and 4 townships, Mr. Chas. R. Hamrick of Bolling Springs: for townships Noe. 5 and 6. Attorney B. E. Williams, Shelhy; for townships Noe. 7, 8, 3, 10 and 11, Mfs. Way land Green, of Mooresboro. Masonic Meeting. Cleveland Lodge 202 A. F. &c. A. M. will meet in called communica tion Tuesday night for work in the first degree. All Masons urged to at tend. Shelby Boys Make One ‘Hitch Hike’ From Pacific Here Stranded In Los Angeles Two Bovs Catch One Ride From Pac ific To Atlantic. Two Shelby boys—Ed Harris and Carl Gardner—home, and glad of it, from the Pacilic coast, Hollywood and Loa Angeles, arts, entitled to claim the world’s record for a cross continent “hitch hike." In one hitch the two youths came from within seeing alstance of the Paci fic ocean to their home state which runs into the Atlantic. Harris, a son of Mr. and Mrs. Will Harris, and Garuner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Clarence Gardner, left here weeks back for the West and Cali fornia, traveling with Attorney By num Weathers in his car. Along about the same time Fred Logan and Brevard Lattimore left by automo bile tor a visit to the Pacific coast. After touring about Texas, Mexico, Arizona, New Mexico and Califor nia. Logan and Lattimore came back to Los Angeles to start the home ward trip! They had heard that the other Shelby party was somewhere in the West but were of the opinion that the others were in Texas. But occasionally one bumps into th: proverbial needle in a haystack While cutting through a side street from one of the wide Loa Angeles boulevards to another Lattimore and Logan very near struck a man with their car at a street intersec tion, and upon stopping discovered that the man was Attorney Weah ers. After the customary greetings among home folks when all are as far away from home as is possible without getting off the continent Lattimore and Logan Inquired about Harris and Gardner and were in formed that the two youths were some distance up town waiting in line before an employment office. Home On 70 Cents. When Harris and Gardner were located the other party soon learn ed that Harris still had one dime, with which lie was nonchalantly starting to a snow despite the dis tance between lnm and home and the next meal, and that Gardner had the magnificent total of 60 cents. Some mention was made of home and the two youngsteis with a total wealth or 70 cents made a trade few reservations in the Logan Lattlmore car vuereby they were to pack, and unpack tents, luggage, and eating utensils end thus work their way back. Saturday night about 8 o'clock the party of four came rolling .into Shelby, and presumably Harris, former Shelby high and Citadel football player, was still living on his dime, for through the West the telegraph offices are very strict !n observing the rule that no collect messages may he sent home unless a deposit made—and the dime was not considered a sufficient de posit. Across Continent On Dime. And so it is that Harris can ex cel the old boost about turning a team of mules, or a flivver on a dime. He traveled from coast to coast on a ten cent piece. Frank Hoey Moves In New Residence Mr. and Mrs. Frank Hoey, former residents of South Washington street, have moved into their hand some new home at Cleveland Springs. The eisw Hoey residence is considered one ot the most beauti ful residences in Shelby and an outstanding one in the entire sec tion. To Have Box Sapper. A box supper will be held at the Beaver Dam school on Thursday night, beginning at 7:30 o'clock. The public of the section is invited as the proceeds will be used for the benefit of the school. The many friends of Mr. Jack Palmer will be pleased to learn that he is back on tne job after a week’s illness. Thousands Attend Funeral Of Mr. Tom Stamey, Key Citizen Of Upper County Only One Week Of Court In January I.axt wwk The Star published a list of jurors for the eourt term here beginning January I, and jurors were listed for two week*. Since jurors for both •rckx hare been drawn court officials have recalled that there is never but one week of court at the January term and. there fore, the drawing of jurors for the second week was an efror. Jurors named for the second week are notified that they need not appear. Mrs. James Digh Of Lawndale Succumbs Prominent Woman Of Lawndale Die* Of Cancer At Are Of 10 Yean. Mr*. James Dish who before mar riage was Mrs. Busan Yount, died at her home at Lawndale Tuesday morning December 3rd at 10 o’clock, following a protracted illness with cancer of the mouth from which she suffered Intensely.. Mrs. Digh was 70 years of age. dhe was well known In the Lawndale community and will be greatly missed by her many friends. The xuieral was conducted by Rev. J. W. Fitzgerald and the In terment w as ai, Palm Tree church cemetery. Surviving are her devoted hus band and ths following atep child ren: W. A. Digh of Morg&nton; Mrs C. E. Weast. Mrs. S. T. Laughlta, Mrs. C. Y. Randall. Mrs. L. S. Bak er, Miss Ida Digit of Lawndale. She also leaves several nieces, Misses Florence and Cora Yount of Bel mont, Mrs. Anna Hoover of New ton and Mrs. Etta Houser of Bel mont. Zeb Mauney Made Cotton Director Shelby Man Will Fill Cnexpired Term Of J. W. Irvin. Resigned. Mr. J. W. Irvin who was elected during the district elections last June to aerve as Director from the Shelby District for the ensuing year found that It would be impossible for him to devote the time necessary to this work, aco therefore, resigned his resignation to be effective at the pleasure of the Board. At the last Meeting of the Board, upon recommendation of a number of influental members from district number fourteen, Mr. Z. C. Mauney of Shelby was unanimously elected to fill the unexplred term of Mr. Irvin. Mr. Mauney lias been a loyal member of the association, deliver ing his cotton end using his in fluence wherever possible in build ing up the membership in this dis trict. He comes to the Board high ly recommended and with valuable experience, not only as a cotton producer but as an experienced cot ton mill man, having held several official positions before giving up his connection with the mills to de vote his time to farming. Not only the board of d.rectors and the man agement welcome Mr. Mauney as a member of the board, but the entire membership, and they assure him their cooperation in working to build up a stronger membership in his district. Mr. Mauney attended the meeting of the association last week in Memphis when the merger was made. Best Business Man. F. W. Plonk, of Kings Mountain, was named the best business man In the senior class at State college last week when the seniors named their superlative classmates. Cleveland Ex-Soldiers Warned That ‘Bonus ’Period Is Near End Officials of the Warren Hoyle Legion Post hen, today Issued the following warning to ex-service men of Cleveland county: "Your last chir.ce to file applica tion for your Government Adjusted Service Compensation Certificate— Uncle Sam’s World war "bonus"— expires at midnight, December 31, 1929. More than a million world war veterans have i ;\us far failed to claim their “bonus.’* Are you among this number? "It’s money that's legitimately yours in the form of a 20-year paid up insurance pi.-iicy. A neat egg foe a rainy day or the nucleus of art estate for the protection of your dependents. "Each certificate—two years af ter date of issuance—has a cash loan value in o portion to its face value. Thus every certificate offers an available func. for emergency purposes. "Adjusted S*rv .ce Compensation (Continued on page nine.) One Of County’s Most Promi* nent And Useful Citizens Succumbs To Operation'At Age 67. Was Merchant For 42 Years. Mr. Tom A. Stamey, prominent and successful Fallston merchant and one of the .county’s most use ful citizens, was buried Sunday alt- • ernoon at the Fallston Baptist church cemetery, following a fu neral services conducted at his resi dence by Rev. O. P. Abernathy, his pastor, and Rev. Zeno Wall. D. D,, amid a crowd ot friends that num-' bered fully 3,30C. Mr. Stamey died at the Shelby hospital Friday even ing at 8 o'clock, following an opera tion for appendicitis which was per formed on Saturday before. Mr, Stamey was 87 years of age. Great Tribute Paid Him. Friends from all over Cleveland and all adjoining counties - where Mr. Stamey was well known, gath ered to pay a tribute of respect to his noble life. Men of high and low estate we there and a floral offer ing was added that required two trucks and several cars to carry th« 100 designs to the cemetery. It was eme of the finest tributes every paid a Cleveland man upon his death, a tribute to a merchant princa, , an honest, sympathetic, charitable, pa triotic, aggressive, useful business man who grew from a poor country boy to one of the most influential men In the county in his forty-two years as a merchant. Death A Great Shock. Mr. &tamey waa apparently re covering nicely from an operation for appendicitis performed Decem ber 7. when on Friday he took a sudden turn for the worse and a second operation was necessary. I* looked as if everything turned un favorable after this second, opera tion and he passed away at S o’clock The news of his death spread rap idly and was a great shock to the entire community. Mrs. Stamey. hu devoted life companion, was also s patient tai the hospital at the same time, taking treatment - fer high blood pressure. Surviving Family. He is survived by his wife who be fore marriage was Miss Lou Cline to whom he was marriad in ISM and the following children. Mrs. Deck Wilson and Mr. Owed 8tamey of Rutherfordton, T. C. Stanley, a stu dent at HendenonvlllS.’Jpe Stahiey and Miss Charline of Fallston and Miss Jsnie Stiney of Hew York City. All of his children were at his bedside when the end came. Also surviving are one brother, Clarence C. Stainey of Fallston, and one els- * (Continued on page twelve.! Hoodoo Day Just That As Officers Stage Booze Raids Two Girls, Two Men Arrested !»-. South Shelby House Where 11 Gallons Were Found. Friday the 13’.h is not a good day . on which to imbibe whiskey or have it in your possession. That *s, if it is a lucky day for anything. Sheriff Irvin Allen and his dep uties made it a real hoodoo day for something like a dozen people, in cluding three girls. Friday night the sheriff and Dep uties Mike Austell and Bob Ken drick swooped down upon a South Shelby house, made a search, found 11 gallons of whiskey in and under the house, and then loaded up the four occupants, two white girls and two men, for a ride to jail! The girls were Eth «1 Phillips and Edna Dudley, and their companions were L. A. Mauldin and Buford Blanton. Saturday the quartet gave bonds, $100 each for the girls and $500 each for the men, v a were released un til their trial luesday. On the same night Sheriff Allen accompanied by Deputies John Hoard and Bob Kendrick arrested seven people sad captured same li quor at a point not far from St. Paul’s church to the north of Waco. In one car theta was three passen gers—Everett feiiton, Lloyd Hop per and Grover Holcomb—and * halt gallon of Christmas spirits Denton and Holcomb drew firm of $25 each, while Hopper received i 60-day road sentence in court Sat* urday. Near the same spot the of ficers arrested Betty Adams, John Black and Effo-d Jones far drink ing and having a pint of whiskey. The men wen fined $10 each sod the girl was gi?tn a suspended sen tence of 50 days to take effect if she remains to Shelby. Victor Jones was arrested m the same section for drinking and was fined $10 and the costs.