North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXXVI, No. 95 SHELBY. N. C. FRIDAY, AUG. 8, 1930
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.
By mail, per year (Id advance)
Carrier, oer year (1 nadvancat
Cotton, per 1b. ---12‘-'c
Cotton Seed, per bu. --36*
| , Fair Weather.
| ’ Today’* North Carolina Weathci
Report: Mostly fair tonight. Satur
day local thundershowers. Not much
change in temperature.
Fee* Heads G. O. F.
Washington. D. C., Aug 7.-With a
fi#a! blast at his opponents, Claud
• H. Huston, of Tennessee, todaj
ended his brief but tumul
tuous career as chairman of the Re
publican national committee, and a
uer slate of officers, headed by Sen
ator Fess, of Ohio, and Robert H
Eneas, of Kentucky, was installed tr
take immediate charge of the par
ty** fall campaign.
Senator Fess was named to suc
ceed Huston, and Lucas, eommis
sienerof in temai revenue, was ap
pointed “executive director.’’
| Hoover Seen
A s Candidate
Again In 1932
Republican Chiefs Think Hoover
Will Oppose franklin Roosevelt
Washington, Aug. 7.— Re
publican chieftains assembled here
today for the meeting of the na
tional executive committee proph
ecies were heard that President
Hoover would again be the standard
bearer in 1932, and that Ids oppo
nent would be Franklin D. Roose
velt. a program which may provide
southern drys food for thought.
Southern influences will probably re
ject the idea of nominating another
New Yorker, albeit they may not
greatly object to Governor Roosevelt
Former Governor Sm'.th and
Chairman Raskob recent'y called
upon Roosevelt, merely, it was ex
plained, to the press, to pay their
After a long. dry. and uneventful
spell, President Hoover appears to
be getting a few breaks. The proph
ecy of R. B. Creager. the fighting
Texas member of the national com
mittee, that Mr. Hoover would be re
nominated and that he would have
the support of Dwight W. Morrow,
is significant, not alone from the
fact that Creager has just paid a
visit to Morrow, candidate for the
senate in New JeJrsey, but because
the Texas Republican leader came
to the support Hoover at. a crit
ical juncture in 1928. muen to the
discomfiture of the Lowden forces.
Auto Deaths
In 6 Months
Guilford Leads State In Fatalities.
Wake Second. Lincoln
Raleigh.—Guilford County led
North Carolina in the number of
deaths from automobiles during the
first six months of 1930, W. C.
Spruill, in charge of auto, rebile ac
cident prevention for the state de
partment of revenue, announced to
day after tabulating the fatalities in
the state for six months by indi
. yidual counties,
Guilford county reported 28 deaths
In automobile accidents during the
period. Guilford is the state's most
populous county.
Wake county, often referred to as
the '‘crossroads of North Carolina,’
exme second to Guilford, having 23
persons killed.
Buncombe county had nineteen;
Mecklenburg, twelve; Robeson,
twelve; New Hanover, twelve; Dur
ham, ten; Surry, nine; FoTsyth,
nine; Iredell, eight; Johnston, eight;
Cumberland, seven; Catawba, seven;
Harnett, seven and Lenoir four.
There were 338 deaths resulting
from automobile accidents in North
Carolina during the first six months
of the year, Mr. Spruill said.
Eighteen counties in the state re
ported no fatalities in automobile
accidents. They were; Asne, Avery,
Bladep, Brunswick, Camden, Chow
an. Clay, Greene, Hyde, Lincoln,
Madison, Montgomery, Onslow, Scot
land, Tyrrell, Washington, Watau
ga gnd Yadkin.
Eastside Plays
Ella Saturday
Two rival Shelby clubs will
take a crack at each other in
'4he fclty park here Saturday
when the Eastside-Or* team
•neeta the strong Ella mil! club
1st the county league.
The two clubs are staging a,
nip-and-tuck fight for second
honors and a big crowd is ex
pected for the contest Saturday.
Lawndale plays at Boiling
Springs In the other county
leagwe game.
Record Cotton
Crop In Sight
In This County
Depends Much On
Coming Weather
Veteran Cotton Man Say* Crop
Cooks Good Now. Talk*
About Price.
How much cotton will Cleveland
county make this year?, And what
Will it bring?
Those questions are being asked
more than any others throughout
the county just now. And there is
ample reason for the cotton and
price to be the major topic since
Cleveland county is North Carolina’s
largest cotton county and tall busi
ness. in nearly every line, depends
upon cotton.
Discusses Cotton.
Asked the two questions above,
Mr. Jesse J. McMurry, veteran Shell
by cotton buyer and business man,
whose judgment is respected as
much over Cleveland county as that
of any man, replied that he expect
ed a big crop, perhaps a record crop
for the county, and a fa.rly good
Both forecasts were conditional.
The size of the county crop depends
to a great extent, he explained, upon
the weather during August and Sep
tember, and the price of cotton de
pends almost solely upon how much
weather conditions have affected the
crop in other sections of the cotton
Fruited Good.
' Right how,” he said, "it appears
as if we will make the largest crop
in the history of the county. The
stalks are not as large as they were
last year, due, of course, to the
drought some weeks afso which
stunted the growth of the staik. But
the cotton is fruited out UeUer than
it was last year.
“You often hear about squares
falling off. Squares do not fall off.
The small bolls fall off just after
they are transformed into bells from
squares. Our crop depends upon how
many of these young bolls fall dur
ing this montt) and September.
Should there be too much rain, or a
long dry spell the cotton will suffer
in this manner. Then, you kndW,‘
hail has already hit the cotton hard
in several sections of the county. If
the weather remains good and there
are no more damaging hail storms,
I look for a crop bigger than the
record crop of 64,000 bales last year,
and I would not be surprised at a
70,000-bale crop. Not a bit. Last
year, you see, we had wnat should
have been a 70,000-bale orep No ar
gument about that. But Just at
picking time the wet weather set in
and hundreds and hundreds of bales
were ruined. We had 70,000 bales
made but weather prevented th*
harvesting. This year we have sim
ilar prospects, but it depends, as
does all the success of the farmer,
upon the weather.
Likely Price.
"As to the price, it is also a bit
early to predict about that. If the
drought has hurt in Arkansas, Mis
sissippi and elsewhere as reported,
and if their cotton crop is rut down,
we may get a fairly good price. In
other words, if we make around 12
million bales, I believe the [rice will
range close around 15 cents. But if
Bird Biplane At
Airport For 2 Daysj
Bonnie Rowe and Fred Dorsett,
licensed air pilots are at the Shelby
airport for Saturday and Sunday,
doing commercial flying. They are
driving, a brand new Bird bi-plane
and will be seen for the next two
days, over the city and community
with passengers taking a look from
the sky. Bonnie Rowe was formerly
with the Mabel Cody flying circuit.
Seeks to Lower Grafs Recorcl
Ted S. Lundgren, Hollywood ■
aviator, has taken off from Los
Angeles, Cal., for New York.
He intends to fly around the
world In 15 days. Lundgren
will ^be the navigator on this
trip. The pilot and another who
is to act a* radio man are yet
to be chosen in New York.
Photo shows LundgTen looking
oter the instrument* that will
help guide his Emsco plane to
(Interactions! Nnwataall
Rutherfordton County Will Keep
Farm And Home Agents Working
Friers Killed By
-"Btiritsil Stoner ~
Not only did the hail storm
last Friday night knock out
both eyes of a calf and kill
numerous rabbits, but it alsc
played havoc with quite a
number of chickens in the
several sections of Cleveland
county visited by the storm.
One farmer in the section
between Kings Mountain and
Grover reports that eleven of
his frying sire chickens were
pummeled to death by the
hail stones before they could
reach shelter.
Sinclair Firm Gets
Piedmont Oil Stations
Distributing Stations Of Cleveland
And Gaston Taken Cp By
Oil Firm
Gastonia. Aug. 7 —By. terms of
a deal Just made, the final details
of which are now in the process of
completion, the Sinclair Refining
company of New York will take
over at an early date the Piedmont
Oil company of Gastonia. The pur
chasers will get all real estate,
leases and other assets of the local
Included in the deal will be the
Piedmont distributing station in
Gastonia. 14 filling stations in Gas
ton, York and Cleveland counties
and 20 other filling stations. The
new owners will continue the busi
ness on the same basis on which it
is now operated, with additional
and rapid expansions, it Is said.
Hoover Definitely Promises He
Will A ttend Kings Mountain Fete
First President To Visit This Section
Since Woodrow Wilson Came
Washington, D. C„ Aug. 8.—
President Hoover Wednesday
wade definite his previous tent
ative acceptance of an invitation
to attend and deliver the prin
cipal address at the sesqui-cett
tennial celebration of the bat
tle of Kings Mountain to be
held at the historic Revolution
ary battleground on October 7.
Stuart W. Cramer of Cramer
ton, a member of the central
committee in charge of the cel
ebration, who called at the
White House, was informed by
the president that he. would be
certain to participate in the. ex
ercises and deliver (he keynote
This will he the first tltate a
president of the United State*
will have participated in such a
ceremony in the Carolinas since
the late President Wilson visit
ed Charlotte in the spring of
1916 and delivered his notable
address on the anniversary of
the signing of the Mecklenburg
declaration of independence.
i Commissioners There Decide To
| Keep Farm Agent*. Ortega •
[ - * Mom Heard.
Rutherford county commissioners
have decided not to cut off their
farm and home demonstration
Last week the Rutherford board
made a move indicating that the
two agents would be cut oft as an
economy move. Numerous citizens of
the county protested, pointing out
that the saving in salaries would not
reduce the tax rate more than one
cent on the 1100 valuation and de
claring that the two agents were
worth more than that to the wel
fare and progress of the county.
Information concerning the de
cision of the commissioners to keep
the two agents is contained in the
following news story published yes
terday by the Rutherford County
“When seen by a representative of j
The News Wednesday afternoon the !
county commissioners stated that i
they had decided to continue the!
work of Miss Laura Howard, home
agent, and Mr. F. E. Patton, county
farm demonstrator, or thny would
arrange the budget so as to continue
their salaries. They also stated that
they would not put the county fish
ing license into effect now and had
not definitely decided about the $600
annual appropriation for the forest
fire prevention work.
“It is the belief of those who are
in close touch with the situation
that the county commissi mers will
not make the $600 necessary ap
propriation to carry an tr.e forest
fire control work now.
farm Delegation
“A large number of farmers and
several farmer’s wives and others
who are interested went before the
board of county commissioners
Tuesday morning and urged them
to continue the work of tne agents.
The following made talks, all urging
them to continue the work and
showed why it is important that
their work not cease. Attorney M.
L. Edwards, J. C. Buff, j. H. Bur
gess, O. C. Erwin, J. F. Flack. W. W.
Clicks. Mrs. Grant Allen. Mrs. J.
Gordon Reid, Mrs J. R. Moore, Mrs.
Annie E. Logan. Mrs. F. E. Brige
man and Watson Freeman, the lat
ter colored, It is reported that Free
man made a strong plea ior the
work and pointed out fcrw the
agents had helped the colored peo
ple No one spoke against, ti.rir work
For the benefit of Cleveland coun
ty hunters who may desire license.
County Game Warden H. C. Long
announces that a few licenses are
now on sale at the Cleveland hard
Ask Dismissal
Of Alienation
Suit In Court
Side*’ Attorney*
Make Motion
Attorneys' Fol* Ocfrndani Allege
Action Not Brought In The
Proper Manner
A brief was filed with A. M.
Hamrick, clerk of Superior court
here yesterday, asking that the
t'addell-.Sides $10,000 alienation
suit be dismissed because the
action was not properly brought.
The brief was filed by Attorneys
Peyton McSwaln and Speight
Beam, who represent Arthur H.
Sides the defendant.
fore Balm Suit
The action was brought last week
by Attorney AI R. Bennett, counsel
for G. R. Caddeli. The plantlff In
the suit charges that the defendant
alienated the affections of his
wife, and in the action asks dam
ages of $10,000.
The brief filed yesterday asks the
clerk to dismiss the action because
the summons has never been Hssued
and "the court has no Jurisdiction
until summons Is issued;"
The decision of the cleric, accord
ing to law, will be made within 10
days time.
Two Hundred Hour
Mark Passed By
Tree-Sitter Here
Terrifir Rain Storm Wednesday
Afternoon Falls Tn Drift
O'Shields Out.
Shelby’s tree-sitter. Fete
O’Shields, who has made a pret
ty good start for a record, pass
ed the 200-hour mark today, and
apparently Is getting along bet
ter now than he was a week
Yesterday the youngster had’his
prizes passed up to his- roost In the
pear tree, and Is now determined to
add more to his collection by. stay
in* ur another wW*. ’
At noon today O’Shields had been
in his tree exactly 216 hours.
Wednesday afternoon he weather
ed the worst rain storm since he has
been In the tree. For nearly an hour
a driving rain poured upon him. but
failed to drive him out. So hard
was the rain that Instead of using
his tent as a tent he rolled himself
into it as if it were a blanket and
only his head felt the shower.
Photographers were today prepar
ing to make photos of him as he
seems determined to live up to his
statement that he will remain in
the tree until cold weather.
Enters Postoffice
At Lawndale Today
Man Frightened Away Without
Making Theft. Officers On
The postoffice at Lawndale
was entered about 3 o'clock this
morning, but nothing was stol
en. according to information re
ceived today at the office of
Sheriff Alien.
Early this morning the Lawndale
night watchman saw a man hur
riedly leaving the office. An In
vestigation revealed that there had
been no theft, the would-be theif
apparently having been frightened
away by the approach of the watch
Officers hope to make a capture
within a day or so, having several
clues, it is said, to the Identity of
the man.
Bulwinkle Campaign
Organized In Ninth
Gastonia Man Heads Democratic
Executive Committee of
Hickory, Aug. 6.—S. B. Dolley, of
Gastonia, was named district chair
man at a meeting of the Democratic
executive committee of the ninth
congressional district, at the Hotey
Hickory this afternoon. Nearly every
committee member was present and
plans for the fall campaign of A. L.
Bulwinkle, party congressional nom
inee. were discussed.
Other district leaders tWtned at
(he meeting were W S. Beam, Shel
by, vice chairman; R r Lewis,
Kannapolis, vice chairman. and
John K. Slear, Charlotte, (secretary.
First plans of Bulwinkle's fall
campaign were formulated and a
resolution put forward by Judge W.
B. Council, Hickory, that every
member of the committee co-oper
ate to the fullest extent with coun
ty chairmen in perfecting county or
Boris Sock's Princess
Heana as Consort
i King Boris of Bulgaria has ones
: again gone in quest of a consort.
At Coburg he is expected to nego
tiate with Dowager Queen Marie
of Rumania regarding a possible
betrothal to Princess lleana
(lower), whose engagement to
Prince Alexander of Bless now
teems definitely off.
<lni«ri\Mlan«i Kneel)
Big Crowd At
I Hoyle Reunion
i Many from Cleveland County At
tend Gathering At Peter Hoyle
Scored of Hoyles *from Cleveland
county were among the six hundred
who on Wednesday attended the
big annual reunion of the Hoyle
family at Dallas, in Gaston county
The family gathering was held
tHf«h irifM» Vdst of TJftllas'at the old
home built by Peter Hoyle, the first
Hoyle to settle this section of the
State, The old home, with its 14
rooms and three hallways, walls of
walnut and peculiar plans of Rev
olutionary days, is 170 years of age.
The sixth generation of the Peter
Hoyle clan now living there.
Those in attendance came from
every county and section of North
Carolina and from other States. Mr.
David P. Hoyle was the most dis
tant visitor, coming from Mississip
pi. He was born in Cleveland coun-!
ty and has returned to his home
section only once in 20 years.
Gets Antique
A feature of the day was the auc
tioning of a handsome secretary,
made by Mr. Lawrence Stroup from
the large solid walnut front door
of"the old home It .brought *53
and was purchased by Mrs. Robert
Wilson, of Shelby, a direct descen
dant of Peter Hoyle.
Fire Damages Home
Of Colored People
A residence in Freedman, which
belongs to Mida Wallace, colored
woman, and was occupied by Gar
ner Harrill. was considerably dam
aged by tire early yesterday morn
ing. City firemen say that the
blaze started in a closet.
A residence belonging to the same
woman was destroyed by fire several,
months ago at a time when it was
i believed that some fire-bug had
been starting blazes in the colored
residential section.
Southern Railway
Wants To Take Off
2 Passenger Trains
Indicated Yield
Cotton Given
Thr fovrrnmrnt rollon report
Issued tndar over local market
wires was:
Condition 62.?.
Indicated yield 14,352.000 bales.
VIeid per acre 155.3 pounds.
Ginning* 77,965 hairs.
Acreage 45,815,000.
Bob Reed Winner
Defeats John tVarlirk In Kinal
Match On Miniature
Tn the finals of the Peter Pan
minature golf course tournament
last night Bob Reed, caddy master
at the Cleveland Springs golf club,
won first honors by defeating John
Warlick, designer at the Cleveland
Cloth mill. Reed won three up In
a 36-hole match.
Tn go to Ihc finals Reed beat
Charlie Keel one Up while Warlick
defeated Dr. Tommy Mitchell one
up. The winner was given a pair
of golf shoes by George Wray, pro
prietor of the course, while the
runner-up won a necktie.
Mrs. Mahaffey won first place for
the ladies with Mias Muriel Wright
as runner-up.
'The tournament opened with the
qualifying rounds last week, add
much Interest was shown by the
miniature golf fans of Shelby.
Hoey To Speak For
Randolph Democrats
Asheboro.—In Randolph county
the political pot is beginnv; to sim
mer and bids fair to warm up in the
usual fashion by the time the fall
campaign is In full swing.
The Democratic convention has
been announced for August 16 and
Clyde Hoey of Shelby has accepted
the invitation to address the gather
ing. The Republican convention will
follow on the next Saturday, Aug
ust 23. The keynoter on ibis occa
sion will be George M. Pritchard,
candidate for the U. S stnate on
the Republican ticket.
Dr. Osborne Makes
Fund For Kiwanis
Dr. J R. Osborne was t.» enter
tainer at the Kiwanis duo's weekly
luncheon last night. In his inimit
able style he gave a numb*r of side
splitting'jokes and two favcite read
ings. "he Ole Swimmin' Hole" and
“I've Got Curvature of the Spine."
Dr. Osborne is always a riot of fun
and pathos and last night he meas
ured up in every way to the occas
ion. Jack Palmer, publicity program
chairman, had charge of the pro
Ella Club Takes
Contest From Cora
Playing at Kirigs Mountain yes
terday the strong Ella mill club de
feated the Cora mill by a 5 to 2
score. Biddix. the infielder who de
veloped into a pitcher, hurled for
Ella while Sipes was on the mound
for the Kings Mountain team. Par
ris caught for Ella.
Total Population Of Continental
United States Over 122 Million
Largest Numerical Increase Ever For
Country In 10-Year Period
Washington — The population
of continental United States on
the basis of official preliminary
census figures is 122,728,873.
This figure was compiled from
official announcements given
Associated Press bureaus by
census supervisors in the var
ious states sfter completing <be
enumeration which began April
The total figure for the
United States’ population is,
however, subject to revision in
the census bureau's official an
nouncement, which is not ex
pected for another week or
Territories of the United
Stales and outlying possessions,
not included in the continental
United States total, bring the
nation's grand total of popula
tion to 137,501,561. This figure
includes an estimate for the !
Philippine islands, whose census
is controlled by the insular gov
ernment. which has not made
an enumeration for several
Continental United ■ States I
had 105,710,620 people 10 years
ago, while the nation with its
outlying possessions totaled 117.
The country has had the
largest numerical increase for
continental United States in its
history during the last 10 years.
. &•
Would Curtail Sorrier Between
Shelby And Marlon. But Main
Double Daily Service South
Shrlbjfc and the other towns on
the lino of the Southern Railway
will lose two Southern passenger
(rains, if the plans of Southern of
ficials carry. Because the Southern
is losing money in the operation of
the west bound train No. 114 to
Marion which trains passes Shelby
each evening at 7:37 and east bound
train No. 113 from Marion which
reaches Shelby each morning at
6:23, the Southern officials will pe
tition the State Corporation Com
mission to take these two passenger
trains off.
Thr Southern officials, including
the district passenger agent. Mr,
Graham and the Division official.
Mr. Hungerford and otliers, made
I personal calls on Shelby p/rons of
the road this week and showed fig
ures to prove that these two train.'
are operated at a great, loss. In the
race of the loss and the manner in
which the officials presented thr
problem to the patrons before thr
petition was made to the Corpora
tion Commission, a number of Shel
by people told them that it was tor,
much to expect the Southern tc
continue to operate the four train.'
daily at such a loss. Others fell
that each train should not be con
sidered at a unit and expected tc
pay its own way. but that the di
vision should be taken as a whole.'
In other words, Shelby as well as
the other towns between here and
Marion are heavy shipping points
and if freight is profitable, some of
the freight profits should be used
to make up the passenger deficit.
The greatest loss to Shelby will
be in the receipt and dispatch nl
mall and express. Very few people
use these trains for passenger serv
ice, as the ticket receipts would in
dicate. Curtailment of train service
is due to passenger competition of
the bus lines and privately owned
automobiles and to the general de- ,
crease in travel during this period
of depression.
Train Would Lay Over Here
In the event these trains are
taken off, there would be the same
double-daily service between Shelby
and Blacksburg where this division
connects with main line trains
North and South. Trains No. 35
and 36 would run between Shelby
and Columbia. S. C. making this the
western terminal with this train
and crew remaining over in Shelby
each night. There would be a
morning .train leaving here as at
present at 9:37 for Marion and one
back In the afternoon, reaching
Shelby at 8:28
The Southern officials who pre
sented their problem to Shelby pa
trons, are spending this week at
Lattimore, Mooresboro, Ellenboro,
Forest City, Rutherfordton and
Thermal City, intermediate points
between Shelby and Marion, talking
to the people of those places and
acquainting them with the situation
before going to the Corporation
Whether^ there will be any protest
on the part of the patrons to ..the
Southern's contemplated step, re
mains to be seen.
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Misenheimer To Run
New Service Station
Big Station On Court Square
Corner To Open About First
Of September
The handsome new Texaco serv
ice station, being erected now on
the Washington-Marion street)
corner of the court square, will be
operated by Mr. Reid Miseheimer,
it was announced today., The new
station will open about the first of
Mr. Misenheimer for several years
has operated the Ideal station at
the corner of North LaFayctte and
Sumter streets. The new court
square station will be one of the
largest and most modernly equipped
in this section of the State.
It is at this season of the year
(hat many big family reunions
are held In Cleveland county.
The Star desires to publish ad
vance notices of these events
and also stories of the occasions
when they are over. Members of
families participating in these
gatherings are asked to see that
proper announcements are made
and that the-paper gets an se
en an t of the reunion for the
next issue after the reunion Is

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