VOL. XXX VI. No. 24
SHELBY. N. C. MONDAY. FEB. 24, 1930
Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.
By mall, per year (In advance) 92.50
Carrier, per year (1 nadvance) 93.00
lotion, per tb.---151/40
Cotton Seed, per bn. ..37'-c
Today’s North Carolina Weatlic*
Report: Increasing cloudiness fol
owed by showers in west and north
portions late tonight or Tuesday
Slightly warmer in Interior tonight.
Mabel Normand Dead.
Mabel Normand, one of the beat
known movie actresses and whose
entire career has been sensational
in both private and (11m life, died
yesterday at. Monrovia, California,
death resulting from, tuberculosis.
Miss Normand, who was best known
as a comedienne, was 36 years ot
age and the wife of Lew Cody,
Capt. Weather* Leads i
.Shelby High Unable To Stop Bril
liant Cager In Final Cham
Led by the dazzling floorwork anti
shooting of their brilliant captain,
Cricket’’ Weathers, the Lattimore
high school cagers won the Cleve
land county championship and the
Rotary club here Saturday night
by defeating the Shelby high cag
ers 29 to 14 in the final game of
the county-wide tournament.
In the semi-finals A-iday night
Lattimore defeated Polkville and
Shelby defeated Belwood to senu
the two quints against each other
for the county crown. It was the
second time the two quints have
faced each other in the champion
ship game and it was the third con
test the two fives, each havinf,
won one game. Shelby’s fight Sat
urday night was to win the Rotaiy
cup for the third straight time
having two championships in a row
to date, but the fast play of a|
quint that is as good if not better ■
than any basketball outfit La*
timore has ever produced was too
much for the orange jerseys.
First Half Flashy.
The first half of the contest was
one of those nip and tuck scrambles
wftlch keep fans on their toes, the
half ending with the score dead
locked at 12-12.
But It was in the second half
that the Hood basketcers revealed a
epurt game the superiority of which
could not be questioned. An air
tight defense which kept the Shel
by cagers completely bottled up was
•liSugurated with the whistle start
ing the final half. The result was
‘that Shelby scored only one field
goal In the last half and failed to
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Taxi Driver Wanted
On Whiskey Charge
Surrenders To Cops
Bus Coper And Raymond Grig* To
Be Tried Here Tuesday. Coper
Has Been Away.
Bus Coper, well known Shelby taxi
driver, who made a quick getaway
when officers raided the house in
which he lived some weeks back,
has returned to Shelby and surren
dered and will be tried on a whis
key charge In county court Tues
The night of the raid officers say
that they found some whiskey in
the Coper house where several oth
er people were present, but Coper
fhade a getaway in his car. Others
present when tried declared that
the whiskey was Coper's property.
He was placed under bond when
he surrendered for a county court
hearing this week on the charge of
possession for the purpose of sale.
Raymon Origg, who some weeks
. back skipped a bond to county
court where he was also to face a
whiskey charge, has also given up
to officers and is under bond for a
Dr. Boyer Sick, Goes
For Rest In Florida
The scores of friends in Shelby
of Dr. H. K. Boyer, former pastor
of Central Methodist church here
and now pastor of the First Meth
odist church at Morganton, will re
gret to hear that he has been sick
for more than a week. As a result
of his continued illness he has been
ordered to Florida to recuperate for
some time. While away his pulpit
at Morganton will be filled by Dr.
E. P. Phillip^ of Futherford college.
Hamrick Has Hams
Stolen On Friday
Two hams and a shoulder wete
stolen from the smokehouse of
BurgwTn Hamrick in South Shelby
’Friday night. So far officers have
been unable to get a clue on the
thieves. Police Chiel McBride Pos
ton said today.
Clyde Hoey To Make Address In
New York City On St Patrick's
Day Event There On March 17
Shelby Orator Honored
Irish Organization Of
Clyde R. Iloey, Shelby orator
former congressman and one of
the South's best known lawyers
and churchmen, has been ten
dered an outstanding honor by
being invited to be one of the
two chief speakers at the an
nual St. Patrick’s Day event in
New York city on March 17.
The invitation to Mr. Hoey
comes from the Friendly Sons of
St. Patrick, an Irish organiza
tion which is 147 years of age
Mr. Hoey will speak at an
ai nual dinner of the organiza
tion attended by several hundred
outstanding New Yorkers and
Americans of Irish descent. His
topic will be ‘‘Our Country”.
Each year an outstanding or
ator is picked by the Irish for
their big event of the year in
New York, but this is the first
time in many years, and perhaps
the first time ever, that a man
of this segHon of the South has
been so honored. The address
last year was made by Claude
Bowers, New York World writer
who also made the keynote
speech at the Houston Democra
tic convention. The previous
year Senator Barkely of Ken
tucky was the orator, and in
years gone by some of America’s
outstanding men have been the
speakers, the late President
Roosevelt being among the num
The imitation, Mr. Hoey says,
will be accepted.
Stockholders Of Both Cleveland
Bank And Union Frust Con
Meetings of the stockholders of
the Cleveland Bank and Trust Co.
and the Union Bank and Trust Co.
today at 11 O'clock at which time
the merger of these two institu
tions was ratified upon the recom
mendation of the officers and di
rectors. The consolidation seemed
to meet the general approval of the
stockholders of both institutions all
agreeing that it would unite the
banking groups of Shelby and make
for better banking facilities.
The Union Trust company will
'move its Shelby banking offices in
to the Cleveland Bank and Trus1,
company quarters about March 1,
according to President C. C. Blan
ton and until that time the patrons
and customers of each institution
will continue using their same check
books as formerly.
Get Coal By Radio?
Nat Bowman, local dealer for the
Red Bar Coal company, announces
that each Thursday his company
will put on a radio program from
Station WSPA at Spartanburg. The
program goes on this Thursday
night at 7:30 for a half hour. Mr.
Bowman will advertise Wednesday
that the first telephone call from
Shelby after the program is on gets
a ton of coal free.
Saturday Night Blaze.
The fire department was called
Saturday night to the Beam coal
yard near the Seaboard depot where
a blaze had started in a seed hous.\
The damage was slight.
New College Prexy
For Boiling Springs
Trustees Will Meet To Hear Rec
ommendation Of Special Com
Postmaster J. H. Quinn, chair
man of the board of trustees for
Boiling Springs Baptist junior col •
lege, stated today that a special
committee had been named by the
board to look about for a new pres
ident for Boiling Springs to suc
ceed Dr. J. B. Davis who has re
This committee is composed of
Dr. Zeno Wall, of Shelby; Dr. W. A.
Ayres, of Forest City, and Rev. J. J.
Beach, of Cherryville.
A meeting of the trustees will be
held soon to hear recommendations
from the committee which is now
considering several prospects.
Shelby Man Once
Tried T o Invent
Did you know that one of the
first attempts to perfect an
automobile, or a horseless car
riage was made by a man nam
ed Bryson who lived In Shelby
many years ago? He thought
the old stage-coach method of
travel between Shelby and the
West, which was Rutherford
ton, was too slow?
In that day Shelby merchants
based their business outlook on
the number of chairs in a wog
on when a farm family came
to town. Did yon know that?
In buying cotton from a farm
er the merchant would base his
bid on the number of chairs in
the wagon. Each chair meant
a prospective customer for eali
co, shoes, snuff, and whatnot.
But let "Old Timer" teU you
about those days In his list of
“remember whens" published in
“Around Our Town” today.
The condition of Summle Spang
ler, who has been critically ill at
the Shelby hospital for ten days,
was somewhat improved this morn
ing. He has shown a little improve
ment for the past two days and
more hope is held out for his re
One Couple Secures
Wedding Papers Here
Marriage license were issued here
Friday to Herman Wall and Rose
lee Smith, both of the Casar sec
This is the third license issued at
the register of deeds office this
90 YEARS OLD TODAY;
IS COLLEGE GRADUATE
Mrs. Parmelia M. Dean, who Is
a guest at the home of her grand
daughter. Mrs. Louis Fleming, East
Sumter street, today celebrated her
90th birthday. Mrs. Dean graduated
at Limestone college, Gaffney, in
1855. One of the oldest college
graduates in this entire section
Mrs. Dean’s memory is remarkably
good about school days prior to the
Women Buried With Ferguson On
King’s Mountain Says Robert L.
Durham: An Interesting Incident
Dr. Tracy, Grandfather Of Dur
hams. Found Two Skeletons In
The grave atop Kings Mountain
now marked as the grave of Patrick
Ferguson, British leader in the bat-!
tie the sesquicentennial of which is
to be observed soon, contains the
skeletons of two people, one a wom
an. and this discovery was made by
the grandfather of the late Plato
Durham and the other Durham
boys who hailed from this county.
This interesting Incident which is
not recorded in any history or docu
ment, other than mention of the
woman in Draper’s history, is re
lated by Dr. Robert L. Durham,
Cleveland native in a letter to The
Charlotte Observer, The letter fol
"Th<f discussion in your paper,
about Colonel (Major?) Patrick
Ferguson’s grave at the Kings
Mountain battle grounds brings to
my memory some facts that may oe
of interest in that connection which
as far as I know, have never beer,
put In print.
"My grandfather and grand
mother, Dr. James Wright Tracy
and Miss Regina Minerva Stone,
both natives of Spartanburg coun
ty, South Carolina, were married
and moved over into Clevelan '
county, North Carolina, in 1844 and
settled in the neighborhood of what
is now the town of Kings Mountain,
and in six or seven miles of the
battle ground. My grandfather told
me that he was greatly interested in
the traditions of the battle and ’n
the discussion of the .true location
tCONTTNOFI) ON TACSB EIOHT )
^ -iii Francisco Woman
Receives Signal Honoi
Mis* Birdeena Co wen, of San
Francisco, to whom fell the honor
of being appointed a member of
the Educational Conncil of Berlin.
Min Gowen is the Ant and only
American woman to be so honored
by the Prussian Minister of Arts
Dies In Roanoke
Woman Who Lived In Cleveland
And Was Wife Of J. B. Mc
Entire Of Union Section,
Friends were saddened by news
of the death of Mrs. J. B. McEn
tire which occurred last Tuesday in
a Roanoke hospital. Mrs. McEntire
ha4. beep awtpusly JU, for several
weeks following a serious operation
She was well known in Shelby and
Cleveland county, her husband be
ing a son of Mr. Thomas McEntire
of the Union community and for
several years connected with the
late O. E. Ford In business. They!
moved from Shelby to Roanoke, Va.
jin 1912 where Mr. McEntire is now
prominently. identified with W. H.
Pugh company. * • »•■■■■ i
Funeral services were held Wed
nesday at Christ Episcopal church
and interment in Evergreen ceme
tery. The floral offering was large
and attested to the high esteem In
which the deceased was held.
Relatives attending the funeral
were Mr. Thomas McEntire, Misses
Effie McEntire, Virginia Mauncy,
Mrs. M. B. Mauney and Mrs. Ray
Mrs. McEntire Is survived by her
husband.'one daughter, Miss Shir
ley McEntire and one son, J. B., Jr.
Graham School Raise
$106 In Single Night
In order to buy equipment, such
as books, maps, charts, etc., and
make of Graham street school an
accredited elementary school, Fath
ers’ Night was observed Frldav
night with the auditorium filled
with' spectators. A George Wash
ington play was rendered by Jie
little folks and words of welcome
were spoken by H. M. Randolph,
the principal. B. T. Falls was the
principal speaker and H. Clay Cox,
a member of the school fund made
a plea for donations following a
speech by Supt. Smith outlining the
requirements that must be met in
order to have the accredited rating.
The sum of $106 was raised that
Mr. Hudson In Car
Wreck, But Unhurt
W. Hill Hudson, popular travel
ing salesman of Shelby was in a
car wreck at Greensboro Sunday
while returning home from Balti
more with a merchant customer of
South Carolina. Some boys riding
with girls in a light car, struck the
car amidship in which Mr. Hudson
was a passenger and badly demol
ished it. Mr. Hudson and his friend
narrowly escaped serious injury, bu'
the girls were taken to a hospital
Grigg And Smith Off
To Atlantic City
County Superintendent of School
J. H. Grigg and City Superintend
ent B. L. Smith, left Saturday for
Atlantic City, N. J., to spend this
week attending the National Edu
cation Association which holds
forth for several days. They wil? «t
tend the sessions of the depart
ment of superintendents.
In Swofford Firm.
Mr. Roy Propst, it was announc
ed today, has purchased a half in
terest in the Swofford Grover?
here. Heretofore Mr. Propst has
been employed by Mr Swofford.
On Cotton Crop
Says Farmers Should
Avoid Such Cut
Arrratr Should Be Reduced Pro
portionately With Fertiliser,
Farm Agent Say*.
B. W. Shoffnrr. Cleveland
farm agent, la of the opinion
that Cleveland county farmers
this year will put about the
same acreage in cotton as they
did last year In producing their
record cotton crop, but his
worry Is that farmers will at
tempt to economise by using
less fertiliser and thereby have
a lower yield at higher cost
than If acreage was reduced.
Cutting the county fertilizer bill
without cutting the cotton acreage
in proportion is the wrong thing to
do In the opinion of the county
agent, and his view is held by many
leading iarmers of the county.
Will Not Pay.
"If we put the same number oi
acres in cotton as we did last year
but reduce our fertilizer our yield
will be cut down,” Shoffner says,
‘‘and despite the fact that we will
have to work Just as many acres
we will not make as much and will
lose money in the long rim. The
farmer who does not buy as much
fertilizer this year as he did last
year should cut his cotton acreage
in proportion and use Just as much
fertilizer to the acre as he did last
After visiting various sections of
thl county the farm agent hardly
believes that the total acreage de
voted to cotton this year will be re
duced very much over last year.
The attitude taken by many farm
ers, he finds, is that of putting Just
as many acres in cotton but with
the idea of not using as much fer
tilizer as, was used last year.^It Is
this proposal which he argue?
against because he does not believe
it to be a sound and paying idea.
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Men Wanted For
Cleveland County Is Entitled To
Send 15 Young Men Al Govern
Cleveland county is entitled to
send fifteen young men to some
Citizen’s Military Training camp
during the coming summer, accord
ing to Lee B. Weathers, chairman
for this county, who is anxious to
Interest this number In taking this
training and receiving free instruc
tio without further military obliga
The United States government
will pay all necessary expenses.
It will take you to camp at Its
own expense and, thirty days later,
will bring you home again. It will
provide you with excellent food.
Name your favorite sport and the
government will furnish expert in
structors and the necessary equip
ment. The government will teach
you to swim, drill, march, pttch
camp and shoot with the best. You
get all these advantages without
any cost to yourself and without
any obligation on your part
The reasons for this generosity of
To bring up good, healthy young
citizens who are able to carry on
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Events This Week
Booked In Shelby
The following gatherings and
clnb meetings are booked to be
held this week:
Tuesday night, 7:30: Cleve
land County club meets at the
Tuesday night, 8 o'clock: Mau
meeting at court house called
by Cleveland Mutual Protective
Wednesday morning 10 o'clock
—Big dairy meettn for farmers at
court house. Outside speakers.
Wednesday afternoon. Two
o'clock: Miss Leah Parker,
garden specialist, to address
club leaders and women at
grand jury room of court house.
Thursday night, 8: Kiwanis
club at Hotel Charles.
Each evening this week
through Friday, at 7:30: Cleve
land county standard train
ing school for church and
Sunday school workers at Cen
tral Methodist church.
Friday afternoon, 1:30: Ro
tary club at Hotel Charles.
Friday night. 8 o’clock: An
nual Hoe.v oratorical contest at
Central high school, entrants
from all conniy high schools.
Pretty “Gun-Toter99 in Philly
ewark, N. /.,
vho is said to
'pack a gun"
at her hip.
after a m>d
m which six
ter thigh, the
ried an extra
round of .38
dges. She was
Times. So Hard Booze Will Not
When moonshiners, blockaders
and bootleggers go out of business
because they no longer have enough
patrons to make a living, then tim
es are really getting hard
That's the view taken by Sheriff
Irvin Allen, and he has a true story
to support the view.
Recently the sheriff was motor
ing from Kings Mountain to Shel
by. Along Highway 20 he stopped to
pick up a pedestrian.
“I recognized him Immediately,”
Sheriff Allen said. "But I couldn't
understand why he was so poorly
dressed. His clothes were ragged,
his shoes worn out and he appear
ed to be hungry. He was a fellow'
who has been In court here several
times, and I know of my own
knowledge that he has been mak
ing and selling moonshine liquor,
off and on, for 10 years. I asked
him where he was going and he
told me that he was going to Ashe
ville to hunt for a Job.
"He then Informed me that tunes
were so hard that he could no long
er make a living by blockading and
that he was going to work before he
starved. There's not enough money
in circulation, he told me. to make
even a big still a paying business.
He had been just across the line in
South Carolina, he said, operating
a still. Every cent he had was in
vested in a run or 1,200 gallons or
inash. but the officers found It and
cut it up and liquor had been sell
ing at such a low price that he
could not. afford to go back In busi
"Less liquor he told me was be
ing sold now than at any time since
the world war and what was being
sold was going for such a low price
that there wasn't a worthwhile
profit in the business -nymore.
"I brought the old fellow to Shel
by and let him out, and he tm
medlat 'y began looking for a ride
to Asheville where he thought he
could get a job. A few years back
he was one of the section's biggest
Boiling Sprvngs To
Play Tuesday Night
Baptist Collegians dope Season!
With Appalachian Quint
At B. S.
The basketball quint of Bolling
Springs Junior college, with a re
markably good record to date, will
close Its cage season Tuesday night
In a game with Appalachian college
at Bolling Springs.
The game will begin at 7:30 and
the Junior Baptists are planning to
stage a hard fight to maintain their
At Piedmont March 1
A womanless wedding will be giv
en by the Masons and Patriotic
Order Sons of America at Pied
mont high school auditorium Sat
urday night, March i. at 7:30
o’clock. After the "wedding.” oy
sters and fish will t served. Thts
play was recently ^resented at
Fallston by this talent from the
Fallston community and it proved
very enjoyable. To miss seeing it ii
to miss forty minutes of real fun
and laughter. A small admission
charge will be made.
Big Attendance Here
For Training School
Many Church And Sunday Schoil
Workers Attending Sessions At
Although registration figures were
not available this morning officials
believe that a record crowd of
church and Sunday school workerS
attended the opening session yester
day afternoon at Central Methodist
church of the seventh annual Cleve
land County Standard Training
This school held each year for
the purpose of making church and
Sunday school workers rqore effic
ient is attended by representatives
of churches in all sections of the
The school will be in session each
evening this week through Friday,
beginning at 7:30 o’clock in the
Litton To Monroe.
Mr. F. B. Litotn, former proprie
tor of the Litton Motor company
here, has gone to Monroe where
he will be associated with the Alex
ander Motor company, Dodge
Shelby Men Call Meetings To
Name New College Heads For
Colleges-Wake Forest, Carolina
Governor Gardner Heads Carolina
Trustees And Judge E. V. Webb
Wake Forest Board.
Two Shelby men—Governor O.
Max Gardner, head of the Univers
ity of North Carolina trustees, and
Judge E. Yates Webb, chairman ol
the Wake Forest college trustees
and an uncle of Governor Gardner,
will preside over meetings to be
held soon for the purpose of select
ing new presidents for the univers
ity and Wake Forest.
Last Thursday Dr. Harry Wood
burn Chase resigned as president
of the University of North Carolina
to become president of the Uni
versity of Illinois. The State’s
second education loss came on the
following day, Friday when Dr.
j Francis F. Gaines resigned as pres
idcnt of Wake Forest college to be
come president of Washington and
Lee University to succeed Dr. Hen
ry Louis Smith, retired, who was
president of Davidson college be
fore going to Washington and Lee.
Both Deeply Regretted.
Of the two resignations a news
story in The Raleigh News and Ob
’ North Carolina received its sec
ond similar loss within two days
Friday when Dr. Francis Pendleton
Oaines, president of Wake Forest
college, announced that he will ac
cept the presidency of. Washington
and Lee University, to which he was
elected yesterday by the trustees of
that institution, meeting in Rich
"The action followed the resigns
j continued on page eight *
Chain Store Combat
Bill McCord Elected President Re
tail Merchants. Harmony And
Election of officers, the offering
of a resolution to put the associa
tion to the forefront with more
spirit and grit than ever, and a
speech by Forrest Eskridge, cash
ier of the First National Bank, were
the outstanding features of the
Shelby Merchants Association din*
ner at the Hotel Charles Friday
The sheep and the lambs—other
wise the chain store heads and the
local merchants, sat down at the
board together, and got along
swimmingly. Speeches were made
aeeiarmg that the two factions
should mend their differences and
boost together for the common
good. Captain Prank Roberta voic
ed this sentiment most succinctly
when he said: ‘'You gentlemen
should Apd must co-operate; you
have commdlt aims and the same
ideal, namely, the good of Shelby
and local business."
Speeches were made by perhaps
a third of the number present. It
was the lengthiest session In the
history of the association.
“Bill" McCord was elected presi
dent, succeeding Henry Mills. Other
officers chosen were John S. Mc
Knlght, vice president: J. E. Nash,
secretary and Claude Mabry, treas
Messrs, Rush Hamrick, J, A. But
tle and F. o. Smith were chosen
Forrest Eskridge was originally
named on the board of directors,
but said that Inasmuch as the As
sociation is mainly a merchants
body he thought it essential that
the officers should be chosen from
active Shelby business men. And he
nominated Mr. Smith, who is the
head of Sterchi’s.
W. E. Koon, of the Wright-Baker
company, was in charge of the pro
gram. Mr. Eskridge talked on "Co
operation and Optimism,’’ telling in
part the uphill fight now being
waged in Rutherford county, where
a genuine species of optimism pre
Among those present were: For
rest Eskridge, W. E. Koon. Henry
Mills, Ab Jackson, F. o. Smith,
Frank Sanders, "Bill" McCord. R.
H. Person, Joe E. Nash, E. A. MUU
can, W. E. Vickery, H. W. Harmon,
Frank Hoey, Miss Ossie McR&ry,
Messrs. Beck and Pratt; Messrs.
Ingram and Idles, Captain J.
Frank Roberts, Jack Palmer, Louis
Hamrick, Henry Massey, Dewey
Hawkins, Rush Hamrick and E. E.
On Friday Night
,AI»o Contest In Declamation To
The high school orators of Oleve
land county will compete In the
Central school auditorium here Fri
day night of this week in the an
nual Clyde R. Hoey Oratorical con
Just how many entrants there
will be in the contest, which is ooe
of the big events of the year for
Cleveland high schools, could not be
determined, but practically every
high school in the county will be
entered it is thought.
The Selma Webb Recitation con
test, at which the Webb essay win
ners are also announced, will be
held Friday night week.
Play At Casar Night
Of February 27th
Supt. H. M. Loy of Casar high
school says the Casar school will
present "Womanless Wedding” at
the Casar school Thursday nigl.t,
February 27. “A barrel of monkeys’
would not be funnier than what
you will see at this play,” he savs.
A small admission charge will bl
made for the benefit of the school.
In Rotary Club Here
Rev. L. B. Hayes, pastor of Oen«
tral Methodist church, and tor.
Roger Laughridge, of the A. Bla* -
j ton Grocery company, were recira *
as new members of the Rotary clwti
, at the meet mg held Friday.