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VOL. XXX VI, No. 63
SHELBY. N. C.
MONDAY, MAY 26, 1930
Cotton, per lb._.......... 15c
Cotton Seed, per bn. .......... 45c
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair and continued cold to
night. Tuesday fair with slowly ris
ing temperature In west and north
Name New Planet.
Flagstaff, Arts., May 25.—“Pluto”
has been selected by scientists of
l ow ell Observatory here as the
name for the recently-discovered
lrans-Neptunian body which they
believe is the long-sought planet.
The name is symbolic of the com
paratively dark and distant regions
through which the celestial body
rides on its orbit about the sun.
Local Masons Re-elect Old Officers
At Meeting Friday
Capt. J. Prank Roberts, one of
SheJJjy’s veteran and most promin
ent Masons, is again head of Cleve
land lodge 202 A. F. and A. M.
At the regular meeting of the
lodge held Friday night at the tem
ple here Capt. Roberts was re-elect
ed worshipful master, and the other
officers of last year were also re
The other officers re-elected were
W. V. Metcalf, senior warden; J. C.
Weathers, Junior warden; R. G.
Laughridge;, and H. H. Massey
The remaining officers are ap
pointive and will be named soon by
Negro Drowned At
"Officers Here Unable To Locate
Father of Drowned Negro
Sheriff Irvin Allen’s office here
was notified by telegram Saturday
that a negro from this county,
Frank Sims, was drowned at noon
Saturday at the state hospital for
the colored at Goldsboro. The mes
' sage did not give any details other
than that Sims had been drowned
and that he was the son of Jesse
Since receiving the message offi
cers have been attempting to lo
cate the relatives of the drowned
man, but had failed to do so this
morning, no trace of the family
having been found. Anyone having
information as to the whereabouts
of the Jesse Sims family is asked to
communicate with the sheriff.
Record Number Of
Puppies Sold Here
Legion Auxiliary Realises More
From Sale of Popples Than
Any Previous Tear. •«,
Poppy day in Shelby Saturday
was a big success, it was announced
today by officials of the American
, Two thousand poppies were sold
on the streets Saturday and $240
was realized from their sale, the
money to be used for disabled World
war veterans and their families in
It was the most succesful poppy
clay sale In Shelby since the day
Three Well Known
People Very 111 Now
Three prominent peopel of the
Sounty are seriously ill. Mr. Hayne
Patterson continues very low at hip
home at Patterson Springs and no
hope Is held for his recovery. He Is
unconscious and takes practically no
Mrs. Webb Eskridge only rallies
;nt times to speak and is gradually
sinking at the home of her son, Mr.
Chas. L. Eskridge, on West Marlon
Mr. C. E. Isler who has been a
patient off and on for the past year
-1 the Shelby hospital with com
plications following an operation for
appendicitis, Is very ill.
Couples From Kings
Home Wedding Mart
When Dan Cupid engenders a love
pffalr in the Kings Mountain see
: ion he must whisper something in
to the ears of the young lovers
bout patronizing home industries.
Anyway, the three- marriage li
censes issued here last week were to
a trio of Kings Mountain couples
and it’s only a short drive from
Kings Mountain to the South Caro
lina Gretna Greens. Couples secur
ing license were: Harold Crawford
r.d Virginia Byrd; Gresham Thom
urg and Nellie Mae Ware; Hal w.
Morris and Letha Blalock.
Twenty-Five Democrats Seeking County Offices
Crowd Packs First Baptist Church
For High School Baccalaureate
Taking for his text a verse of
scripture In Matthew where Jesus
had called his twelve disciples and
after instructing them said “Freely
you have received, freely give,” Dr.
L. B. Hayes, pastor of Central
Methodist church preached the bac
calaureate sermon Sunday night to
the graduating class of the Shelby
high school. 65 in number.
The large auditorium was rilled to
capacity. Only on two previous oc
casions has all seats been filled and
standing room space occupied, first
when the new church was opened
and again when, the state Baptist
convention met here. Last night all
seats were filled, chairs were placed
in the aisles and many people stood
throughout the program. •
The seniors marched in single file,
wearing cap and gown, a democratic
form of dress which has been used
here for several years at a great
saving in cost to the parents of the
graduates, for the graduates do not
vie with each other in dress finery
for the finals. All of them, regard
less of the means of their parents,
wear the regulation uniform at a
First School of Jesus
"When Jesus called his twelve un
lettered disciples and instructed
them, that school of Jesus was the
first ever held. After he taught them
and told them of his mission in
life, Jesus preached the first bac
calaureate sermon when he said
‘freely you have received; freely
give.* Upon this background Dr.
Hayes preached an aliquant and
powerful sermon, reminding the
graduates that the standing on the
shoulders of the men of all the ages.
“We should be proud of our an
cestry for we are heirs of all who
have gone before. The advantages
and opportunities of youth today
are more and greater than at any
other period in the world's history.
Men are sacrificing to pay taxes for
good schools and we should be
grateful to them for it. Our ances
tors have given freely and freely we
should give,” said Dr. Hayes who
closed with, this admonition to the
graduates, “Let the world hear from
There were two beautifully ten
dered anthems by the choir with
Mrs. Hugh Plaster as organ accom
panist. Other up-town churches sus
pended their services and met to
gether for the baccalaureate ser
mon, Rev. H. N. McDlarmld deliver
ing the invocation and benediction
and Dr. Zeno Wall reading the
Goes to Philadelphia
v —— }
Rev. John A. Hunter, highly es
teemed colored minister of Shelby,
left last week for Philadelphia, Pa.,
where he becomes pastor of the
Williams Temple, colored Method
ist church there. Rev. Hunter, as
pastor of the Roberts Tabernacle
here and as one of Shelby’s most
highly respected colored citizens,
did more to elevate his race and
make better citizens of his people
than any colored leader this section
has known in years. The white citi
zens of Shelby as well as those of
his own race will wish him success
in hi^ new and larger field, one of
the largest colored pastorates in the
Mercury Jumps Down
Then Hops Up Again
Freakish weather has prevailed
in this section since Saturday. Mer
cury in local thermometers after
climbing to 84 degrees during the
week suddenly flopped Saturday
night and Sunday morning to 58
degrees. Then on Sunday the ther
mometers registered 80 during the
day only to drop back down in the
fifties Sunday night and Monday
Merchants To Meet
On Tuesday Night
There will be a called meeting of
the Cleveland Mutual Business Pro
tective Association on Tuesday night
at 8 o’clock at the Casapbell De
partment store. AU who are interest
ed are urged to attend this meet
Tarriff Schedule Brings Universal Protest
Both Robe UPiofrl
Washington, D. C., May 26.—The
ever present bugaboo of Mr. Average
Man-the high cost of living—will
take oh a more menacing aspect
than ever, if the tariff schedule
about to be sent to President Hoover
Economic experts estimate that
fTom one to two billion dollars will
be added to the aggregate price of
existence if this measure is ratified.
Almost everything we use from
the time we rise in the morning
until we shut off the radio and re
tire at night, promises to be more
expensive under the proposed sched
Prom the trusted tin alarm clock
that unceremoniously breaks up our
dreams each day to the bedsheets
we crawl between at night are to
cost mare if congress has its way.
Pood, clothes, building materials
-rail these will.vault in price under
the new tariff. ■
Defenders of the measure say that
the Increased levies will protect
American manufacturers against
foreign competition. Opponents of
the schedule are snarling that they
have heard that story many times
before and that at times, like the
present, prices should come down,
Farmers’ associations, up in
arms because everything the rural
worker uses will cost more, refuse
to accept the argument that the tar
iff will enable the farmer * to get
more for his products.
They point out that most of the
farmers’ output is not subject to
European competition. The protests
of the unemployed against the bill
are met with the answer that in
creased coasts mean work for more
Kxgprters ar$ bewail inf the fact
'COMifn nallcms in turn are plan
ning prohibitive tariffs against
As usual, Mr. Average Man, wl\P
will bear the real brunt of the add
ed taxation, is sayiny nothing. His
only hope Is that congress will neg
lect to place a levy against sleep.
So far our national legislators
have overlooked a tax on slumber.
However, they have come as close
to that as they possibly could by
Increasing the bed-sheet tax In the
Meanwhile, Mr. Average Man Is
going his humble way, dreaming of
the Utopian day when everything
will cost him Just a trifle more than
the amount it actually takes to
make and transport the commodity
Examination Week And Finals
Program On At Shelby High
School In Midst Of Exams Now.
Finals Begin On Wednesday
This is examination week and al
so commencement at the Shelby
High, school, and. incidentally, this
is the busiest and biggest week of
Beginning today seniors and other
high school classes will begin tak
ing the examinations which will de
termine whether they graduate, ad
vance to a higher class, or remain
where they are.
The baccalaureate seimon last
night at the First Baptist church
formally opened the Commencement
program, but the'next portion of
the finals will not come until Wed
nesday evening when the graduat
ing exercises of the teacher train
ing department will be held at the
Central High auditorium, where a’i
the remaining commencement ex
ercises wilf be staged.
Thursday morning at 10 o’clock
the seventh grades of the city
schools will gather at the high
school auditorium for their gradu
ation exercises and the formality of
moving up to high school. The ad
dress to the grammar grade grad
uates will be made by Mr. J. H.
Grigg, county superintendent of
The reading contest for the J. R.
Dover medal will be put on Thurs
day afternoon at 3 o’clock. Thurs
day evening, at 8 o’clock, will come
the high school play, “Tommy s
The soph-junior debate, for the
R. T. LeGrande medal, will be held
Friday morning at 10 o’clock.
Friday afternoon, at 3 o’clock, the
class day exercises will be. held.
Graduation exercises for the high
school seniors, the awarding of dl
plomas, medals, and prizes will be
Friday night, beginning at 8
o’clock. The address to the seniors
will be made by Dr. J. Henry High
smith, of the State department of
Marion School Finals
Are On Wednesday
Finals for the Marion street school
win be held Wednesday afternoon
at -3 o’clock: at the school building.
The public is invited to attend. At
this time the readers contest for the
Llneberger medal and the declairi
ers’ contest for the Abemethy medal
will be given.
Only Nine People
Vote At EUenboro
Forest City.—EUenboro, a Ruth
erford county town of about 500
population, recently held a munici
Only nine votes were cast, but
these however, were enough to re
elect O. R. Coffield as mayor, with
Walter Black, John Martin, Arthur
Hamrick, A. B. Bushong and C. O.
Hamrick as members of the board5
of aldermen of EUenboro.
Man Arrested For
Stealing A Pistol
Arnie Greer, white man, was ar
rested early Sunday morning in No.
8 township by Deputy Lorin E.
Hoyle on the charge of stealing a
pistol from Mr. J. M. Oardner, of
the Double Springs section. The of
ficer trailed Greer from the Double
Springs section to Shelby and then
into No. 8 township.
Needs One Member
Spindale Drops Oat. Union Or
Hickory May Enter Semi
The semi-pro baseball league for
section is still only a possibility this
At a meeting held in Shelby Sat
urday night it was definitely learn
ed that Spindale would not enter
the two-game-per-week league, and
a movement is now on foot to secure
a fourth team. By the original
plans the league was to have been
made up of Spartanburg. Forest
City, Shelby and Spindale. Now
with Spindale definitely out, it h
hoped to get either Union, 8. O,
Hickory. Newton, or Avondale to
take the fourth loop in the circuit.
Entire City Team.
When the league was first dis
cussed Shelby was to have been
represented in the loop by the
Cleveland-Cloth mill, but since that
time a movement has developed to
have all the mills In the city con
tribute one or two players to the
two games to be played each week,
thus giving a city-wide support to
If the fourth club can be lined up
tliis week, the league season will
open next week.
At Graham School
Piano pupils of Mrs. P. L. Hen
nessa gave a recital Thursday of
last week at Graham school. Those
taking part in the program were
Isabel Roberts, Larue Lackey, Eliz
abeth Falls, Mary Ethel Gaffney,
Virginia Toms. Helen Garrick, Sara
Reid Thompson, Mary Davis, Mar
tha Ann Eskridge, Theo Jarrett.
Louise Kiser, Bugenie Mode, Eliza
beth Lipscomb, Marjorie Ledbetter,
Grover Man Dies
Suddenly This Morn
R. L. George Will Be Buried Tues
day At Grover. Was Forty-Six.
Vears Of Age.
R. L. George, of Grover, died
suddenly this morning at 3:30
o’clock and will be buried Tuesday,
the funeral services to be conduct
ed from the First Baptist church
by Rev. W. E. Furcron, pastor.
Mr. Qeorge was bom in Lincoln
county but had lived in and around
Grover for the past twelve years. He
was married to Miss Bertha Mulli
nax and a few months ago moved
from the country into Grover where
he was erecting a dwelling and plan
ning to operate an electric shoe
shop. Mr. George was 46 years old
and is survived by his wife and one
son Malcomb, of Llncolnton, two
brothers, R. H. George, of Kings
Mountain, H. J. George, of Ltncoln
ton; two sisters, Mrs. W. L. Car
penter and Mrs. 8. Sneed of Besse
mer City, and his mother, Mrs.
Elizabeth George, of Bessemer City.
Honor Farmer Has
Health At Seventy
W. C. Jones Who Lives At Home
Still Works at Seventy And
Has Good Health.
W. C. Jopes. of Lattimore, is
another honor roll farmer and al
though seventy years of age works
dally in the field and enjoys per
fect health. This is due largely to
the fact that he never drank whis
key, used tobacco or strong coffee.
Mr. Jones has been farming since
he was a strip of a boy eight years
old and during this long time he
has never bought any meat or food
for the family except sugar and
"There has never been a bale oi
hay opened on my farm. I usually
have a surplus of from 150 to 200
I bushels of com to sell. This year I
have 21 acres to eom and 24 mens
in cotton. I always grew my wheat
when the children were at home to
help with the harvest, but now
that they have moved away, I do
buy some flour. 1 never sent one
of my children to the store to buy
something and have It charged,”
said Mr. Jones.
And needless to say Mr. Jones
does not have his farm covered
with a farm mortgage. He has 112
Lady Falls From
Tree, Back Broken;
Was To Visit Here
Young Lady Of MocksvtUe Was To
Visit Mr. and Mrs. Burro*
. V Here.
Mrs. B. C. Clement, young mar
ried lady of Mocksvllie, had planned
to come with other girlhood friends
of Mrs. Chas. A. Burrus to Shelby
for a dinner party Saturday at the
home of Mrs. Burrus on the Cleve
land Springs road, but she jell
from a cherry tree Friday and sus
tained a broken back. The distance
she fell was about 18 feet and her
little child was the only witness to
the accident. The affair, of course,
called off the dinner party here.
Mrs. Clement is partially paralyz
ed from a broken back and the at
tending physician holds no hope of
her recovery. Dr. and Mrs. W. C.
Martin and Mrs. Lester Martin who
were visitors with Mr. and Mrs. C.
A. Burrus Sunday, say that she is
still conscious and has hope for her
recovery, but the physician says her
recovering will be a miracle. Mrs.
Clement was a girlhood friend of
Mrs. Burrus and prbminent in social
; circles at Mocksville.
Formal Opening Of
Peter Pan Tomorrow
The management of the new Peter
Pan golf course at the Victor Hotel
on South Washington street, is an
nouncing a gala celebration and en
tertainment in its formal opening to
morrow evenihg beginning promptly
at seven-thirty. A musical program
has been arranged to delight the
guests who will be invited to play a
round of golf on the new course. At
nine o’clock, the Carolina Trouba
dours will begin music for a dance
to be held in the ballroom of the
Victor hotel, adjoining the course.
Large crowds are expected to at
tend the opening.
Mrs. J. J. Roberts and family of
Ninety-Nine Island spent the week
with Mrs. Robert’s father, Mr. W.
dersonville and Lake Lure.
Mrs. John Schenck spent last
Thursday in Charlotte with her
parents, Mr and Mrs. Pyle.
Candidates File For
corder, Treasurer, Coroner. Three For
Sheriff, Solicitor. Newton, Hamrick Are
Twenty-five Democrats had filed as candidates for
county offices here Friday night when the county board of
elections closed the filing books, according to a list made
Public today by .Judge John P. Mull, election board head.
tier* of Court.
Peyton McSwain, State Senate
A. F. Newton, Register of Deeds.
The three Democratic candidates
pictured above will have no oppoai
tion for the offices they seek in the
primary of June 7. No candidates
filed against Messrs. Newton and
Hamrick, who now hold county of
fices, while Mr. Me Swain is unop
posed for the state senate. By agree
ment the other counties in the dis
trict permitted Cleveland this year
to nominate the state senator for
the district, and when the lists
closed Mr. McSwain became the
nominee and will likely win the
election by default as no Republican
has filed for senator.
tStar Photos, t
The twenty-five candidates for
county offices are divided into eight
different contests, and In addition
to the county contests there will be
township contests in three town
ships of the county.
Two Democrats now holding
County offices were without opposi
tion when the filing period ended
and their names will not go on the
ticket as they are automatically the
nominees of the party. They are A.
r, Newton, register of deeds, and A,
M. Hamrick, clerk of superior court.
The Eight Races.
Three candidates are seeking the
office of sheriff and three are seek
ing the nomination for solicitor of
county court. There are two candi
dates in each of the following races
—recorder, representative, treasur
er, and coroner. Pour men are can
didates for the three places on the
county board of commissioners, and
six men are candidates for the five
berths on the county school board.
Both candidates seeking the
nomination for3 county treasurer arc
The following ticket will face the
Democratic voters of Cleveland
i county on primary day, Saturday,
' Sheriff—Irvta M. Allen, S. L.
Baber, Marvin Blanton.
Henry B. Edwards.
Recorder—W. Speight Beam.
Maurice R. Weathers.
Solicitor—P. C. Gardner. J. C.
Newton, C. B. McBrayer, «
Treasurer—Mrs. Mary E. Lor
brough. Miss Georgia Luts.,
Coroner—Roscoe E. Lutz,, Sylva
Commissioners (rote for three)— ‘
G. R. Lattimore, A. E. Cline, R. L,
Weathers, C. H. Reinhart,
Board of education Cvote for 6)—
C. D. Forney, C. 8. Young, J. L.
Hord, W. A. Ridenhour, Ivey Wffli*r
A. L. Calton.
Township balloting will be held
in No. 0, 7 and 8 townships. In No
8 there are three candidates for
constable—R. B. Kendrick, Mnfc E.
Lackey, and C. H. Simpson.
In No. 7 township there an two
contests, for constable and the road
commission. Candidates for con*
stable are J. L. Dixon, Lorin El
Hoyle, and S. B. Cooper. Only one
is to be nominated. There are six
candidates for the three places on
the township road commission. They
are T. C. Stockton, D. P. Washburn.
Orady Burrus, M. M. Greene, W.’E
Walker, and Forrest 8. Crowder.
In No. 8 township there an two
contests, one for justice of the peace
and the other for constable. The
four candidates for'the three offices
of justices of peace are W. F. White,
George Gold. E. M. Eaker and W
J. Bridges. The two candidates for
constable are W. Q. Powell and L.
County Republicans will have no
contests In the primary, but their
full list of nominees wefe ftimt
Friday with the election board as Is
required by law. This list was ex
actly the same as published in The
Star last week with the exception
of one change wherein CL C. Ham
bright is the Republican candidate
for coroner Instead of V. A. Costner.
The Republican did not nominate a
candidate for solicitor of county
Shelby And County
Club Baseball Games
Several Shelby and Cleveland
county club participated in base
ball games Saturday, all the con
tests being featured by considerable
The Shelby mill club, with Sher
rill Hamrick, high school star,
pitching, defeated Union t to 2.
Hamrick struck out 1? hitters. The
heavy-hitting Lawndale team de
feated Bessemer City 19 to 14,
while the Cleveland Cloth mill
team lost to the strong Lowell ag
gregation by an 8 to a seme. Hal
Farris. ea|>tain of the 1990 SJnelb\
high state champions, caught foi
the cloth mill.