No major Event In Section
In Review Of 1929 Happenings
(Continued from page one.)
Dorsey and Enos L. Beam. A total of
1,719 votes cast.
May 9—Salaries of city school
teachers slashed to state schedule
by new schocl board.
May 10—Twenty Confederate vet
erans and 17 wives and widows of
vetamns attend annual U. D. C.
dinner in Shelby.
May 15—Capt. B. L. Smith, of
Spindale, named .superintendent of
May 35—Casey Morris' Shelby
high baseball team wins third state
title from Raeford at Chapel Hill.
Hamrick, pitcher, and Lee, snort
step and captain, stars of cham
May 30—Dr. Tom Gold named
chairman of city school board. Oth
er members: L P. Holland. H. Clay
Cox. Roger Laighridge and Thad
May 31—Shelby schools close
Governor Gardner addresses 61
graduates and hla son, Ralph, wins
highest award for senior boys.
June 3—New city administration
retains McBride Poston as police
chief and names L. E. Ligon as city
June 8—County school tax slash
ed 10 per cent by board of educa
tion and commissioners.
June 14—Fred (Snook) Webb wins
Junior Carolines golf championship
at Greensboro, taking crown from
his brother, Pete.
June 14—North Carolina poat
masters hold annual convention
June 17—Poll conducted by Ra
leigh News and Observer shows
Clyde R. Hoey, of Shelby, to be out
standing personality among 13 out
standing to state.
June 18—Miss Trances McArthur
of Gaffney, a teacher In the Shelby
schools, dies In Chick Springs hos
July 1—Rev. R. m. Hoyle, veteran
Methodist minister, dies at home of
July 3—Dr. G. M. Gold, beloved
physician, county and city official
and prominent dtlten. dies at Ruth
July 3—Earl section loses appeal
for Highway 18 routing.
July 8—Alvin Hardin, county
farm agent, resigns.
July 7—Beatrice Pruett, 18-year
old Casar girl, disappointed In ove,
July 8—George Lattlmore named
county commissioner to succeed late
Dr. G. M. Odd.
July 9—Spanish-American war
veterans of North Carolina hold
July 10—Rafe King convicted at
Chester of killing wife, sentneed to
death Chair, appeal delays sen
July 13—Shelby seeks cavalry
July 17—County stirred over dis
cussion as to whether new farm
agent should be employed.
July 81—City tax rate boosted 35
cents because of debts.
Aug. 13—Judge James L. Webb,
on superior court bench 23 year.*,
will retire at end of term.
Aug. 18—H. L. Cook, former Shel
by policeman, kills self near Albe
Aug. 31—Juniors of North Caro
lina decide to hold 1930 convention
Aug. 23—Merger of all Shelby
groceries under Quality Service
Aug. 31—Cleveland Cloth mill
team wins pennant In county base
Sept. 4—R. IV. Shoffner named
farm agent for county.
Sept. 9—City schools of Shelby
open with enrollment of 2,384.
Sept. 11—Kid Hornbuckle. boxer,
who killed George Scruggs hero in
February, captured in Alabama.
Sept. 14—A Shelby boy, Sergt.
Robert* of the United States Ma
rines, killed to Georgia auto crash.
Sept, 17—Cleo Tesnealr, strike
agitator, kidnapped from Kings
Mountain home and taken to South
Carolina and flogged.
Sept 38—Cleveland ocunty fair
closes record event attended by 115.
000 people despite two rainy uays
Exhibits best ever.
Sept. 80—Oct. 1—Heavy rains
flood streams of section and do big
dsmage'to crops. Highest water
Oct. 4-Lions club holds charter
Oct. 7—Paragon department store
to close out. Efird taking building
Oct. 8—Rev. J. w. Buttle re-elect
ed moderator of Kings Mountain
Baptist association at Bolling
Oct. 14—Cleveland county booth
wins third first pda© at state lair.
Cleveland Springs Borns.
Oct. 15—Cleveland Springs hotel
boras with loss at 1300,000.
Oct IS—Cleveland county has 3,
Oct. 3S—Methodist conference
sands Dr. H. K. Boyer from Central
Methodist church here to Morgan*
too. Rev. T. B. Johnson, of LaFay
ette Street church, replaced by Uev.
W, R. Jenkins.
Oct. 37—Clyde Harris, of Ruther
fordton, fatally Injured In auto
wreck near Moores boro
Nov. 6—Henry Bright, aged 14
killed by “unloaded gun” in hands
of playmate, Hudson Blanton, in
Ora mill village.
Nov. 10—Thurman Tessener, 20-1
year-old farm youth, killed when '
car turns turtle east of Shelby.
Nov. 12—North Carolina Baptist
convention meets with First Bap
tist church here for fourth time
Dr. Zeno Wall and Rev. J. W. Sut
tle elected vice presidents of con
Nov. 21—J. T. S. Mauney, lead
ing citizen of Union section, dtca.
Nov. 26-Odus M. Mull, of Shelby,
appointed executive counsellor to
Governor Gardner. *
Nov. 30—Colbert McKnieht and
"Red” Lucas yc-yo for five hours to
win contest staged by The Star
Dec. 2—Seven building crash
suits, resulting from seven death.-.
In 1928 crash, settled here for a to
tal of $13,000.
Dec. 3—Assessed wealth -of coun
ty $38,613,894, or $942 per person
Dec. 4—Fred Wagner, well known
Dec. 10—Dr. Pitt Beam named
head of Key club.
Dec. 12—William Lineberger
elected president of the Ktwanls
club to succeed Dr. E. B. Lattimore.
Deo. 13—Tern A. Stamey, promi
nent and widely known Falls^on
business man, dies in hospital here
Dec. 20—Paragon closing out de
partment store purchases Blanton
Wright clothing firm,
Dec. 23—With 52,670 Sales of cot
ton ginned to December 13 Cleve
land county nears a new cotton pro
Dec. 25—Section has unusually
quiet Christmas. Record handling
of Christmas mail. $669 contribut
ed to Star's Empty sticking fund
results In more than $1,500 being
spent for poor during Christmas
And now get ready to write it—
Rutherford Boy Is
Dead After Crash
Of Auto In Freeze
Rutherfordien.—The snow and ice
thla week took the first human life
in Rutherford county, John Allen,
19, son of Joe Allen, of near For
est City, died at the Rutherford hos
pital as a result of injuries receiv
ed Sunday afternoon when the cor
In which he and two others were
riding skidded on the snow, knock
ed the banisters off the end of the
Buck Shoal Bridge across Broad
river between Cllffslde and Chesn ve,
S. C„ and fell 35 feet below Into the
waters of Broad river.
A Mr. Carver accompanied young
Allen in a Ford roadster - wlta a
negro driver. The* darkle was un
hurt, while Carver was able to leave
the hospital Monday morning and
The darkle and Carver pulled Al
len out from under the car in the
water, which was not very deep
Funeral services were held at
Florence Baptist church and inter
ment was In Cool Springs cemetery,
Forest City, Young Allen is survived
by his parents, four brothers, Ros
coe, Joe, Jr., Earl and William Allen,
all at home, and three sisters, Mrs.
Bonnie Hardin, Forest City; Mrs.
Alma Webb. Forest City, and Mar
garet Allen, at home.
Mrs. Ware Passes
At Kings Mountain
Kings Mountain—Mrs. Martha
Torrence Wave, widow of the late
James W. Ware died at 1 o'clock
Friday morning at her home in
Kings Mountain following an ill
ness of only a few days. Prior to
her final Illness she had been In
excellent health despite her 86
Funeral services were held at the
Presbyterian church In Kings Moun
tain at 10 o’clock Saturday morn
ing and Interment In the cemeleiy
at Long Creek Presbyterian church
in the Ormand section near Besse
mer City. Rev. L S. McElroy, her
pastor, conducted the services.
Martha Isabelle Torrence, daugh
ter of Samuel and Erlxeny Tor
rence. was born January 15, 1843, in
the Long Creek section and bad
spent all of her life In Oaston and
Cleveland counties. For many years
past she had lived in the town tf
Kings Mountain. Her husband, the
late James W. Ware, died many
years ago. Surviving are the follow
ing children, namely: J. White
Ware. Gastonia; T. L. Ware, Mount
Holly; Hugh Ware, Kings Moun
tain; Lamar Ware, Rock H1U, s. C ,
Mrs. Lee Patterson, of Rock Hill and
Miss Carlyle Ware, Kings Mountain
Thankful For Aid
Given At Christmas
Mrs. Mary Daves, one of those
whose families were helped by
Christmas giving of Shelby pecnle,
has asked The Star to thank the
members of the First Baptist church
and others who contributed to the
"Id given her family. Mrs. Dave'
has been dese-ted by her husband
and has several children who depend
upon her for their upkeep and
Christmas at her home, she says,
would have been a trying time had
not the charitable hearted tendt-red
aid. . . ^ ...
Blue Ribbon for Nation's Healthiest Girl
FLORENCE SMOCK, seventeen, of Lake County, Florida, was
adjudged the girl health champion of the United States at the
National Congress of 4-H Clubs held In connection with recent
International Livestock Exposition in Chlcapp. When reporters gravely
asked her to what she attributed her unusual health she sweetly
answered, like a true Floridian “To citrus fruits and sunshine and
plenty of sleep."
She loves to dance and has a beau or two, she admitted, but "They
nave to go home early.”
She and Harold Deatllne of Indiana, the boy health champion, wera
selected by an Impressive array of physicians fsom the twenty-six
health delegates who represented the seven hundred and fifty-two thou*
sand members of the juvenile rural or, anlzntlon that Is helping to rals*
the standards of farm life. She scored ninety eight and- eight-tenths
and he, ninety-nine and two-tenths par cent perfect. Each was ona
hundred per cent happy.
Young Actress Sues Maurice Costello
Miss Vivienne Sengler, former Berkeley society girl and University of
California student, in a suit against Maurice Costello, film star, claims
that the veteran screen star promised to marry her in Stockton, Cali
fornia, on September 10th of this year. She asks $100,000 heart balm
la tarnation*) Newaraal
Six In One Family
Found Dead In Bed
Vernon, Tex —All six members ol
J. H, Haggard family were found
'lot to death at their farm home I
'.err here this morning. A note was j
found tacked on the door reading
“all dead." It was signed by Hag
Ali apparently had been dead sev
eral days. The dead, all of whom;
ad shotgun wounds ,n the head,
J. H. Haggard, the father, 56.
Simon Haggard, 18.
John Haggard, 10.
Alta Haggard, 15.
Alma Haggard, 12,
Dorothy Haggard, 6.
Covers on the beds of the vlc
1ms indicated they were killed as,
Authorities Investigating said
they believed the tragedy took place !
One prisoner in 30 years is not
enough to warrant maintaining
‘ell, officials of the town of Danby,
Vt., have derided, with the result
that it has been converted into a
cooking and housekeeping school for
Star Advertising Pays
Not From Guewing
Mr. W. A. Pendleton wishes It ex
plained that the pre-hcliday draw
ing contest, which was successfully
concluded Christinas Eve, WMjn no
sense a guessing contest. The meth
od of procedure was, each purchas
er of a radio, during the contest
period of two months, dropped ills
name in a box. from winch the
drawing was made. The purchaser
whose name was drawn from the
box was presented with a radio free
of charge. Mr. J. D. Moore, of Cleve
land Cloth mill, was the lucky man,
and selected a Majestic.
When three thugs held up A1
Lester of Chicago and discovered
only 18 cent* In his pockets thy felt
sorry for him and gave him a $5
bill. He was one fellow who waa
lucky to be held up.
Charging that her husband. Fred
Gordon, of Onrha Neb., t'ujht
heir baby to smoke cigarete when
he was one year rid. Mrs. Row
Gordon Is suing for divorce.
Salmon eggs for hatching pur
poses numbering 73,58’,700 were
te ken from the Columbia river dur-1
tng the year 1929. - » -
No. 6 Road
Heads To Give
Up Chain Gang
(Continued from page one)
the county commissioners will work
along this angle in meeting the
problem is not known, but it is a
certainty that the county must do
something to take care of prisoners
or have the operation of the coun
ty government increased.
Once was convicted criminals
could be hired out to chain gangs
of other oounties, but other coun
ties have found their convict forces
unprofitable and now It Is a herd
matter to get other counties to lake
convicts from without their coun
ties. With several scores of
criminals sentenced to the chain
gang or Jail each year by the
county court and superior court
county officials have no way of
handling them other than placing
them all In Jail, where they could
not work and where they would be
a dead weight and a big expense to
the county. Feeding and housing all
prisoners at the county Jail who are
ordinarily sent to the gang would
run up a large expense account for
the Jail each month. County offi
cials hope to clear up the problem
by some other method, but other
methods are hard to discover.
County Manager Cline In discuss
ing the oncoming predicament is
doubtful as to what course the coun
ty should pursue. He realises that
the conditions have changed with
the years but no successful plan of
handling convicted criminals Is not
known, and he Is frank to say that
he and the other commissioners
would appreciate suggestions from
citizens of the county as to what
course should be pursued.
(By James C. Elliott.)
Once again the world has run Us
annual course around the sun.
bringing to us the glad Christmas
cheer and the hope of a happy New
Year. In this cycle follows the cold
winds of winter, the balmy breese
of spring, the warm growing days of
summer, and the cool pleasant days
of autumn. Back to the bleak days
of winter, a happy variation of tong
and short days. In all the univ^jse
all things run in circles and keep in
their place. Governed by the law of
perpetual motion, attracted or re
pelled by gravitation of the whole,
nature is not limited in time or
space. There is as much of the post
as of the future. We cannot con
ceive of beginning or ending. Only
the short space of man marks time.
His life starts in helpless childhood,
passing the stages of youthful and
mature manhood to weak old age,
rounds out the full life. Nothing in
Nature stops in all its changes.
We infer he rises to higher cycles
of perfection. There is change but
no ending anywhere. In nature
nothing is lo6t. Creation never
ceases. Life is action, death brings
change. That’s all we know of dUr
existence. Everything created is
good and nature’s balance is true.
That is good that blesses. That is
bad that curses. All are known by
what they do or fail to do. Right
eousness carries its rewards. Sir.
carries its penalties. ‘The way of the
transgressors (of God's laws) are
"As we sow—so we reap.” Man is
like a bubble on the ocean, born, he
rises, shines and to that ocean re
turns. Generations come and go.
Nations rise and fall, to rise-again.
Those at the top are nearest a fall
Industry, thrift and tolerance oulld
up. Idleness, extravagance and in
tolerance pull down. "Pride goeth
before a fall.”
_ (Continued from page one.)
become members of the National
Marketing corporation, each sub
scribing for stock on the basis of |l
for each bale handled this year. Co
operatives handled approximately
1,250,000 bales or about 10 per cent
of the 1929 crop. At that rate, he
pointed out, the corporation could
start operation with a paid-in cap
ital of $1250,000. Unlike the cor
poration would be permitted to
handle the product of non-members
in a quantity equal to the amount
handled for members, theoratlcaliy
giving the corporation 20 per cent
of the total cotton crop in its first
year of operation.
S. L. Morley of Oklahoma C\ty,
Okie., chairman of the sub-com
mittee said that while the confer
ence with the board may last from
a week to ten days, he believed the
path fairly clear of obstacles other
than those which might temporar
ily rise In connection with legal
problems. He asserted the eorpora
'on would be operating In time to
handle the 1930 crop
In Wallace, Idaho, one Everett
3huckln, 23-year-old smelter fur
nace attendant, fell Into a molten
metal pot and lived to tell about it.
Governor of Alaska
Af r isian Help
% t __
Governor George Alexander Park,
of Alaska, has sent a message to
two Soviet ships asking them to
give aid in the search now being
conducted for Lieut. Carl Ben
Eielson. Eielson disappeared with
his mechanic, Carl Borland, while
making a second rescue flight to
a fur steamer stranded off the
Siberian coast. Attempts to reach
Eielson from the Alaska side of
Bering Strait have failed.
State Prison To
Show A Loss, Said
Shortage To Be Shown By Audit
Now In Progress Expected To
Be Around ^130,000.
Raleigh.—Officials of the budget
bureau said today that the forth
coming audit of the state prison
for the calendar year 1929 will show
a loss for the first time in fite
The prison makes its report on
the calendar year rather than the
fiscal year basis and on accrual
rather than a cash basis, it was ex
For the preceding four years, the
basis used in the audit yielded sur
pluses ranging from a few thousand
dollars to $120,000. The deficit for
the present year, which will become
known when the audit is made pub
lic in January, is now estimated by
officials at between $130,000 and
Prison officials assign as reasons
for the expected deficit smaller
prices for crops, increased prison
population and less income from the
hire of prisoners.
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Girls At Lawndale
Many Students Home For Vacation
From College. Personal News
(Special to The Star.)
The following college boys and
;irls are spending the Christmas
lolidays at home:
Prom N. C. C. W.—Miss Ruth
Grigg, member of the faculty;
Misses Elolse Grigg, Mildred Boyles,
Prom University of N. C.—Mr.
Tom Forney and Tcm Cornwell.
State college—Charles Forney, Jr.
Weaver college—Mr. Leonard
Wallace, Misses Virginia Denton.
Vashti Richard, and Mary Lizzis
Asheville Normal—Miss Kathleen
Rutherford college—Mr. Lawrence
Lee, William Eaker and Charlie
High Point—Misses Mae Williams,
Mae Edwards, Mary Beth Wai lick,
iuby Warlick and Mr. Harvey War
Boiling Springs—Mr. Bob Fcrney
Kings Business college— Mr.
Mr. and Mrs. Herman Lenox of
Greensboro spent several days dur
ng the Christmas holidays with
their parents, Mr. and Mrs. T B.
Miss Murel Richard of Hickory
spent the Christmas holidays with
her parents, Mr. and Mrs. T. B.
Miss Emma Lou Sloan spent the
holidays with her parents in Olir..
Miss Mary Ellen Lee spent-sever
al days In Shelby with Mr. and Mrs.
Miss Irene Sinawley and iMl^
Virginia Beamer of Rutheijforc
hospital spent, tlie Christmas ho'jh
days With Miss Smawley’s parerm*
Mr. and Mrs. W. M. Smawley.
Miss Selma Warllck who Is work
ing tor the Durham Herald In Dur
ham spent the week-end with he'
parents, Mr. and Mrs. J. T. War
Mr and Mrs. Forney Ramsaur oi
Morganton spent the week-end with
Mr. and Mrs Walter Lee.
Miss Madge Lattlmcre spent the
Christmas holidays with her par
ents, Mr. and Mrs. P. Lattlmore.
Mr. C. D. Forney and sons, Tom
and Bob and Tod Caldwell spent
Friday with friends in Morgantot..
Mr. Bynum Buff of Raleigh visit
ed his friends in Lawndale during
the Christmas holidays. *
Mr. P. G. Gallop of Whitevillc.
visited friends in Lawndale durir.it
the Christmas holidays.
Dr. Robert Ramsaur of Winston
Salem spent Christmas day whli
his sister, Mrs. C. D. Forney.
Mr. S. A. Parker spent Christmas
day with his mother in Connolly
Forgive And Forget.
(Frcm The Kansas Herald.)
In the announcement of the ar
rival at the Church of the Bretlyeu.
made In The Herald last week., :h'
linotype spoiled a perfectly good
compliment by misplacing one let
ter. The sentence should have read'
“He believes in a happy religion an?)
lives it.” But the linotype made it,
“He believes sin a happy religion
and lives it,” Can an apclogy l-vcr
Try Star Wants Ads
Removal Announcement Of
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TO WOOLWORTH BUILDING, SHELBY, N. C.
I wish to announce the removal of my place of busi
ness from the Webb Building, to up-stairs at head of
steps in the Woolworth Building, Shelby, N. C. In my
new location I will be better prepared to give you better
For Eye Examination and Optical Repairing-See
me in my new location.
DR. D. M. MORRISON
OPTOMETRIST — EYE SPECIALIST
Woolworth Building (At Head of Steps) Shelby, N. C.
See the new Ford
bodies at our
TUESDAY DEC. 31 st And
WEDNESDAY JAN. 1st
From the new deep radiator to the curv
ing tip of the-rear fender, there is an un
broken sweep of line-a flowing grace of
contour heretofore thought possible only
in an expensive automobile. Now, more
than ever, the new Ford is a “value far
above the price.”
Charles L. Eskridge