North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL. XX£V1. No. 171
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SHELBY. N. C. MONDAY. SEPT. 15. 1930
By Mall, per year, tin advance! _ M.60
Carrier, prr year, (la advance! _ *3.n»
Cotton. Shelby Spot . H*
Cotton Seed, per bn..31He
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Local thundershowers to
night and Tuesday. Somewhat cool
er Tuesday.
Flight Fails.
Tokyo, Sept. 15.—The fourth at
tempt of Harold Bromley, American
aviator, and his co-pilot. Harold
Gatty, to span the Pacific oecan
■without a stop, ended in failure to
day with the grounding of their air
plane near the village of Shlritsuke,
on Cape Shlrlya, Aomori prefecture,
at 6 a. m. (1 p. m. Sunday P. S. T.)
The flight ended within a few miles
of Samishiro beach, near Sambongi,
where at 6:08 a. m. Sunday (12:08
p. m. Saturday P. S. T.) the huge
monoplane "City of Tacoma,” heavy
with 1,020 gallons of . gasoline, roar
ed down a ramp and swooped grace
fully along a sandy runway until it
rose into the air and disappeared
into the rising sun. The flyers had
hoped to fly to Tacoma, Wash. The
plane was in the air 24 hours and
82 minutes, and during much of the
time the fate of its two occupants
was cloaked In silence deepened by
fog and adverse weather condi
tions. Although the plane carried a
wireless'set, there was an almost
total absence of reports while It was
in the air.
Wheeler Says
Prohibition Is
Failure Here
Recent Statements Assure Wet-Dry
Fights In Both Parties
Washington. Sept. 15.—Prohibi
tion continues to command atten
tion in the capital, with Senator
Burton K. Wheeler saying condi
tions under it had forced him to
the opinion that the eighteenth
amendment had failed.
The Montana Democrat recalled
having voted for the dry law in his
state. He advocated leaving liquor
traffic regulation to each state.
Aside from his prepared statement,
he predicted the Democratic party
would nominate an opponent of pro
hibition in 1932.
P. Scott McBride, superintendent
of the Anti-Saloon league, said his
organisation had •‘never counted
Burton Wheeler as a dry.*
"This is simply a case of a wet
changing his mind as a wet and is
in line with that of .Chairman Ras
kob and other party leaders whom
he has supported before,” he said.
“It is no loss from the dry stand
point that I know of.”
McBride said the newly announc
ed stand of Governor Franklin D.
Roosevelt of New York brought "the
wet issue into the next political
"In view of the fact that he has
been mentioned as a possible can
didate,” he said, "it looks as if he
makes the statement to clarify his
position as a candidate.’
Law Enforcement Commission.
With the wet and dry controversy
apparently gaining in intensity, at
Woman Cut About
Body, In Hospital
White Women Stabbed Sunday
Night. Details Of Cutting Not
Mrs. Atta Pearson, young white
■woman, was brought to the Shelby
.hospital about 9 o’clock Sunday
eight suffering from tuts and stii-.s
about ccr'b -i'3. T'iday It was self
that none of the wounds were es
pecially serious.
Details of how7 the woman, who
lives on Shelby Route 5, received
the cuts are not known. She w'as
brought to the hospital by Dr. Yates
Hamrick who was called in but W'as
not informed about the manner in
Which the wounds in her chest and
abdomen were received. He had
heard, he said today, that she had
been cut by a man who had been
drinking. His understanding was
that the man was not her husband
ind he knew very little about the
matter other than that report.
Early his morning officers had no
Information concerning the affair
and. at that time no warrant had
been issued.
County Hunters Get
Out After Squirrels
A good many squirrel guns got
nto action early this morning
hroughout Cleveland county to In
augurate the' opening of the squir
rel season today. County hunters
save been eager for the season to
•pen and squirrel hunting will be
me of the popular sports In the
lection for several weeks.
Hunters were reminded today by
ifr. H. C. Long, county game war
len, that licenses are required for
: mnting squirrels as well as other
Will Ask For !
Mail Routel
Three Day Service
Is Given Now
Wail Service Greatly Crippled Be- j
cause Of Taking Off Two
Southern Trains.
A Star mail route between Shelby j
and Marion and return will be ask- !•
ed within a few days to take the]
place of the service curtailed by
reason of the Southern taking off
two trains, Nos. 117 and 118. leaving
only one train each way between
these two points.
Third Day To Get 10 Miles.
Postmaster J. H. Quinn of Shelby
and the postmasters and patrons at
Lattimore, Mooresboro, Ellenboro,
Bostic. Forest City, Spindale, Ruth
erfordton and Union Mills and the
patrons of these offices have be
come interested -in asking the post
office department to inaugurate a
Star mail route to take the place
of the mail service which was cut
I off when the Southern discontinued
I two trains. A letter mailed in Shel
by after 9:30 a. m. and destined
for delivery on any route from the
above postoffices cannot be dis
patched from Shelby until the fol
lowing morning on the up-South
errn. When this train passed the!
above postoffices the rural mail
■routes have departed and the letter
cannot be delivered until the third
day after it is mailed from Shelby
The delay Is typical of the infre
quent service all a>m? the Soutn
em between Shelby and Marion
since these trains have been discon
No Good For Papers.
The Star printed in Shelby on
Friday afternoon could not reach
its readers on routes from the above
postoffices until Monday of the fol
iowing week if the paper depended
on the mail service as now offered.
To better serve its oatmns Tne
Star is sending papers to most of
these offices by a private mail car
rier in order to get the newspaper
delivered on schedule time.
It Is hoped tfiat a Star m3il route
can be established to leave Shelby
in the afternoons about 4 o'clock,
take local mail and mail which
reaches this office from the north
by bus, arriving at 3:50 p. m. to the
Popular Stars In
Game Here Saturday
York And Shelby In Plav-Off Game j
Of A Five-Game
Just as the football season sweeps
in to hold the undivided attention
of sports followers, baseball farts are
assured one more important diam
ond clash before the curtain falls
upon the baseball calendar for an
other year.
At the city park here Saturday
afternoon the fast York, S. C., base
ball team will meet the Shelby mill
nine in the last of a five-game ser
ies between them. To date both
teams have won two games each.
York defeating Shelby there Satur
day behind the hulling of ‘‘Snag"
Ormond, Sally League star.
The Shelby mill outfit will make
every effort to get the “rub" game
Cline Owens Lee and Dick McKeith
«n will be in their line-up and re
ports have it that Ormond will swep
teams and hurl for the locals.
At the Telephone in 1875
Miss Ruth Rose shows how the •
young miss of half a century
ago 'caiYied on her telephone
conversations, The instrument,
which" is the first Bell telephone
and dates from 3.875, is one of
sever*! interesting exhibits in
cluded in the “Men and Ma
chines” collection, with which
the Museum of the Peaceful
Arts is opening its new quar
ter* in New York Citv.
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Cameron Morrison Candidate For
United States Senate In 1932Race
Believe 1,000
Bales Ginned
In County Now
dinners in Shelby Saturday
estimated that close to 1,000
bales of cotton have already
been ginned in Cleveland county
this season. Some predicted that
more than a thousand bales
have been ginned, while a few
were of the opinion that not
much over 500 bales have been
turned out by the county gins.
If 1,000 bales have been ginned
the county is almost two weeks
ahead of all past records. Not many
times in the past, if ever, has that
much cotton been ginned by mid
The first bale this yean was gin
ned on the first of September, three
days earlier than the first bale last
year, which was 10 days earlier
than ever before. Cotton has been
opening rapidly since the first of
the month and farmers, it seems,
are attempting to pick it as it opens
and carry it to the gins. An indica- j
tion • of the early rush at the gins
Is shown by the fact that the Post
Road gin. just east of Shelby, turn
ed out 40 bales Saturday.
Mr. and Mrs. J. Vaughn and chil
dren and Mr. William Eugene Den
ton spent the week-end with Mrs,
Vaughn's parents, Mr. and Mrs.
Willis at Fallston.
Five Distinct Features On Program
For Kings Mountain Celebration
Military Parade In Town Of Kings
Mountain. Other Features at
Five distinct programs- have been
tentatively adopted for presenta
tion at different times on October
7 at the Kings Mountain battle
field in commemoration of the ses
qui-centennial of the battle, in ad
dition to numerous concerts, pa
rades and pageants that will serve
as trimmings for the main events.
The first of the principal pro
grams on the battlefield will be a
two hour historical pageant by the
Daughters of the American Revolu
tion and the Sons of the American
Revolution under the direction oi
Mrs, R M. Bratton of York
Await White House Schedule.
Tlris will be followed by the ex
ercises at which President Hoover
will deliver the address. The hour
for this program lias not been set;
pending arrival Of a definite sche
dule from the white house. Stuart
W. Cramer, chairman of the presi
dential entertainment committee,
expects to receive the president's
plans within a few days.
The third event will be formal
dedication of the monument to Col
onel Ferguson. Two continents will
be linked bv radio for this service,
which will be attended by' Percy
Bullen, representing St. George's
society, and Sir Ronald Campbell,
commissioned to attend the cele
bration by the British ambassador.
Sir Ronald Lindsay;
Nevin Will Speak.
Later in the "afternoon, ihe Am
erican Society Descendants of
Kings Mountain Heroes will have a
program, including an address by
James B Nevin. editor of The
Gporgian-Amencsn in Atlanta
The closing-program of the five
events will be a nr astral concert, by
Rock Hill, Winthrop college and
Salisbury musical organizations.
In addition to the battlefield
programs, the military parade will
be in the town of Kings Mountain .
and a historical pageant will be
presented in the school building
here, the afternoons and evening,s ol
October 6 i nd 7.
Charlotte Man Announce* Intention
To Be Candidate Against
, Overmau.
Charlotte, Sept. 15.—Former Gov
ernor Morrison Sunnday announced
he intendted to ba a candidate for
the United States yenaW fn t§5j.
The statement was limited to tile
bare announcement.
li! a short formal statement the
former governor said:
“I think it would De most unwise
for the Democrats of the state to
le. themselves be di\ erted from
wholehearted attention to the elec
tion im November of the ticket
nominated In the last primarv ty
controversy over nominations -two
years from now.
"Four years ago I announced X had
‘declined to enter the primary then
against my good triend Senator
Overman, although importuned to
do so by man5'. but thu„ af the ex
piration of Senator Overman’s pres
ent term. X eynp^ted t., be a candi
date fo. sinator. I l.atc not a’lu’or
ized any statement to the contrary.
It is my intention to be :• camJi
The Morrison announcement is of
particular interest in this section as
Clyde R. Hoey, of Shelby, has been
discussed for several years as a
prospective candidate for the Over
man scat. Mr. Hoey some weeks a"o
declined to say anything a bod the
race, reminding that there is an
other election to be disposed of
to the 1932 campaign.
Shelby Man Becomes
Lenoir Police Head
Fred Dover Becomes Youngest Chief
In Country. Popular
Lenoir. Sept. 15—Fred Dover,
young police officer, was unani
mously elected chief of police of the
city of Lenoir at the regular meet
ing of the city comissioners. suc
ceeding John W. Walsh, resigned,
who has been nominated by • the
Democratic party as a candidate
for sheriff. Young Dover has been
in the employ of the city for 12
months, having come here from
Shelby with a service record of four
The new chief of police assumed
his duties Tuesday morning.
Youngest Chief.
By virtue of his election Chief
Dover is the youngest chief of po
lice in the United States His age
is 25 years, three years below that
of the .contender for such honors.
The city commissioners did not
select a patrolman, as was antici
pated. At present there are four of
ficers and one special policeman.
The commissioners decided to econ
omic? as far as possible by doinu
with only four policemen.
Dover is married. has( two chil
dren and recently purchased his'
home in Lenoir, -~n'
Boom Southern
Candidate For
President Now
Gardner And Byrd
Being Talked
Sheppard of Texas Also Mentioned.
Gardner Would Please
Farm Vote.
Raleigh. Sept. 15.—A quiet deter
ruination to launch at the proper
time a sweeping boom for "a Real
Son of the South” for the 1932 Dem
ocratic presidential nomination ex
ists in political circles of the state,
it has been learned on good author
The Democrats Just now have
their hands full with their own state
political campaign* but some of
them already are beginning to look
ahead to the 1932 national contest.
“It is up to the South to dissipate
the now too common Impression
that "a representative Southerner is
ineligible for the presidency,” as
serted one Democratic leader, who
asked his name be withheld Just at
this time.
“The South will never get any
where as long as it continues to play
second fiddle' to the East or the
West,” he added. “We must stand
up for our rights and exert the in
fluence that is due us in the coun
cil of the nation.”
Sentiment Wide-Spread.
This sentiment is said to be par
ticularly wide-spread among the
younger men of the Democratic
party in the state. It has. been sug
gested that this element of the party
may soon endeavor to launch a
South-wide movement aimed to
make a representative Southerner
the party's standard bearer and if
possible seat him in the president’s
Perhaps the Southern man most
spoken of in the state as a possible
Democratic presidential nominee is
former Governor Harry Flood Byrd,
of Virginia. His supporters say he
represents the best traditions of Old
•Virginia, “Mother of Presidents,
that his administration as governor
was progressive and successful, and
that he would make a strong na
tional campaign.
Gardner Suggested.
Other state and Southern leaders,
however, have come nearer home
Thieves Steal
Auto In City
Stolen From CUne Carafe. Me«
Knight Wholesale House
Also Robbed.
Shelby had another week-end of
thieving activity, a wholesale house
and a garage being entered and
The wholesale house robbed was
that of the McKnight company
from which boxes of underwear and
shirts and cigarettes were taken. At
the D. Huss Cline garage a Buick
sedan and 20 gallons of gas were
stolen. Entrance at the wholesale
house was made by breaking a win
dow. a box car on the railroad tracks
in front shielding the activity of the
thieves from the eyes of people who
might have been passing by.
At the Cline garage entrance was
made by breaking a small hole in
the glass of an alley door to the
show room. After entering the thief,
or thieves, pushed a 1929 model car,
filled with gasoline and In good
shape, to one side so that they
could push out the ’28 model. Pre
sumably 20 gallons of gas was tak
en from the garage gas pump in the
showroom driveway and placed In
the stolen car with some taken
along as a reserve supply.
The robberies were staged some
time after the Sunday night rain.
Shelby Golfers Get
Rutherford Honors
Snook Webb Wins Title. Boh Reed
Winner In Second Flight
Of Play.
A couple of Shelby s young golf
ers, Snook Webb and Bob Reed, car
ried away major honors in the.
Rutherford Country club tourna
ment last week.
Young Webb added another cup
to his growing collection by taking
first honors In the title flight, no
other golfer being able to furnish
the left-hander stiff opposition.
Reed, the older of another set of
golfing brothers—Bob and Jim—
Look first place in the second flight,
rhe tournament opened with the
•plaHfyuig round* Thursday and
-tided Saturday.
| Rerd Caution* Nation*
to Mind Own Business
Speaking at the American Club
luncheon, Paris, former Senator
Reed of Missouri emphasized the
doctrine that “America keep her
hands of# the affairs of other na
tions.*' He warned Europeans
that they are trying to achieve
something: that would do them
more harm than good by involving
the United States in their affairs.
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Recover Stolen Car
At Union In S. C.
The automobile of Mr Bob Lackey
stolen a week or two ago in Shelby,
has been located at Union, s. C ,
and a trip was made there for It
over the week-end.
The car was taken from its park-1
ing place near a Shelby theatre.
Polkville To
Discuss Fair
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: Agricultural traders To .Speak In
Interest Of Polkville Booth
And Fair.
Tuesday night the agricultural
leaders of Cleveland county will
meet with the fanners and all other
iterested persons to discuss the in
•terwsts of the great Cleveland coun
ty fair.
The meeting will be held at Polk
ville school beginning at 7:30
Dr. J. S Dorton, R W Shoffner,
E. t. Weathers, Mrs Irma P Wal
lace. and others will make short
talks concerning the fair
At this meeting committees will
be appointed to look after various
phases of the Polkvllle community
booth and the other interests of the
community which will be featured
at the fair.
Prof. E. L. Dillingham, agricul
tural instructor at the Polkville
school, presets that there will be
almost one hundred percept of the
people of the community present at
the meeting. He says that he is bas
ing his opinion on the attendance
at the other meetings of an agri
cultural nature which have been
held in the community.
Goes to Morganton:
Morganton.—Mr, Clay Ross, who
has been with the Carolina store in
Shelby for more than a year, has
bought an interest in the Walton
Peed Store here and becomes active
manager of the store in the place
of Mr. Hal Walton, who has gone
with the Table Rock Furniture Co.,
as treasurer.
Mr. and Mrs. Ross moved from
Shelby back to Morganton last
week and are occupying the Nelson
house on Evans street.
Negro Shot To Death
While In Corn Field
Near Earl; Two Held
Last Call For
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ter about the doings of the
town and county.
Search At Fair
Grounds Fails
G»od)> Stolen At Athevlllr. Reported
Buried ll»“re, Cannot Be
A quantity of stolen goods from
Asheville reported to have been bur
ied near the Cleveland county fair
grounds could not be located there
by officers Saturday. Deputy Bob
Kendrick, aided two Asheville offi
cers in the attempt to find the al
leged cache.
Gastonia youths, it is said, were
implicated in the Asheville robbery
and one of them, in prison now it
is said; informed officers that the
goods had been buried in a hole at
the fair grounds here. Sfhce his In
formation had it that almost a
truck load of goods had been buried
in a hole by them, officers doubted
the story, but made the search to
be positive,
Carr Takes Bout In
Boxing Program Here
Good Program of Seven Bouts
Staged At Armory Sat
urday Night..
Babe Carr won his headline bout
in a good boxing program at the
company K armory here Saturday
night with a knockout over Jimmy
Foster in the first round. Consider
ably bettered by experience young
Carr, who is appearing regularly
now on Charlotte programs, gave
fans present a good exhibition of his
speed and punch.
Winners In the other bouts were:
Guy Brown by technical kayo over
Morehead in the second round when
the latter did not respond to the
bell “Ba'ar” Huffman kayo over
Jack Hawkins in the third round;
Tommy McCarver four-round de
cision over Ben Grayson; Purp. Bar
rett three-round decision over Kid
Painter; Bill Thompson over liOgan
in second round by foul; Jimmy
Campbell over Poss Shull by foul.
Buck Coble was the third man In
the ring for the bouts.
Columbus Visited America Before
1492 Trip; With Danish Corsairs
Says Explorer Joined Danish Cor
sairs On Earlier Quest; Dis
proves Genoese Birthplace.
Hamburg, Germany. Sept. 15.—
The assertion that Columbus was a
Catalonian corsair and that his trip
to Americ in 1492, long reputed to
be the voyage upon which he dis
covered America, was really his
second journey there, has stirred up
world-wide reverberations
Professor Luis Ulloa, director of
the Peruvian National Library at
Lima, started the discussion hy an
address bpfore the Americanists
congress. Senor Ulloa said Colum
bus first visited America on a voy
age with Danish corsairs who trav
eled from Ireland to Greenland.
Labrador, Newfoundland and the
American continent. In addition, he
said, Columbus was not Genoese
and denounced a., falsifications doc
uments heretofore produced to
prove the discoverer's nationality.)
He based his assertions on papers i
found, he said, in Spanish archives
in Madrid.
Visited America.
'After eight months' study among!
Spanish archives in Madrid, where:
I found much hitherto unknown,
authentic and incontrovertible ma
terial, I can definitely assert that
Columbus p&jd his first visit to the
new world by way of Ireland,
Greenland, Labrador and New
foundland.'' said Dr. Ulloa. "This
was before America’s official dis
covery. indeed before he was in con
tact with the Spanish king.
"This same Columbus, who later
captained Spanish ships to the West
Indies for a time, was a comrade
of Danish corsairs with Whom,
without the aid of Spanish kings, he
made the previous discovery of the
American continent,
"Documents which I found fur
ther showed that Columbus was not
identical with the son of the Geno
ese wool weaver, Domenico Colum
bus, but with a Catalonian corsair
who vrhollrri against King Juan, the
James v Rippy, White,
Grandson Nabbed
Both Fired. Alleged, To Frighten
Awav Negro Thought To Be
Stealing Com.
The first tragedy in a wav* of
minor robberies and thefts
which has swrpt over Cleveland
county for more than a month
took place about 8 o’clock Sat
urday night when Sam Jlmison.
young negro man, was shot to
death in a corn field belonging
to James Rippy, aged white man.
near Earl. Jlmison, it is alleged,
was stealing corn when the load
from a shotgun plowed into his
head, killing him instantly.
A short time after the shooting
beputy Jerry Runyan and Sheriff
Irvin Allen lodged Rippy. well
known citizen of southern Cleveland,
and his 14-year-old grandson. O. W
Ellis, in the county jail here, charg
ing them with the shooting.
Sunday afternoon. following a
habeas corpus proceeding, both were
released from jail under bonds of
$6,000 each to await a hearing at
the next term of superior court.
How It Happened.
The corn field in which the fatal
shooting took place Is about 300
yards from the Rippy home and a
little less than 50 yards from the
home of Jake Hamrick. Jr , a col
ored man. brother-in-law o? the
negro who was killed. Around 8
o'clock Saturday evening, according
to information given officers, Ellis,
the grandson, heard someone in th -
cornfield. He notified his grand
father and after securing a gun each.
It being said they have been trou
bled with thieves, the two approach
ed the field. In the early darkness,
according to young Ellis, they saw
two dark forms near the ground
| After yelling at whoever It was
I young Ellis, according to what Dep
uty Runyans says he told him, fir
ed at the ground near one of the
forms. Just as he fired, according to
his story, the men jumped up as if
to run. The presumption of the
youth was then that the load from
his gun. which he fitended to go in
the ground, struck Jim Ison in th»
head as he Jumped to run. Mr. Rip
py. according to reports, also fired
once, shooting into the air.
After the shooting, thinking the
two men had run, Rippy and his
grandson, it is said, returned to
their home. Just after arriving at
the house they heard screaming
back In the direction of the field
near the home of Hamrick, the
other negro. Returning they found
Jlmison lying in the field dead and
his brother-in-law Hamrick with
him. Hamrick admitted, officers say.
that he was with Jlmison in the
Held To Court For
Robbery At Hollis
Two South Carolina Men Bound
Over At Rutherford
At a hearing held in Rutherford
ton last week Alonzo Gregory and
“Red'' Melton, white men of South
Carolina, were bound over to super
ior court under a bond of $600 each
on the charge that they participat
ed in the robbery of the Gradv
Withrow store some time ago at
The two men were arrested at
Gaffney several days after the rob
bery by Deputy Ben Cooper of this
county and a Rutherford officer.
On the stand they denied entering
the store, declaring the goods they
had were left in their car by some
others they had transported to that
A federal postal inspector, it is
reported, may take up the matter as
the Hollis postoffice js located in the
Withrow store.
Banker Blanton To
Resume Work Soon
C, C. Blanton, president of the
First National bank and the Union
Trust Co., is rapidly gaining his
strength from a period Of sickness
and was at the bank for a few hours
Saturday morning. *T feel better
than I have felt for years,'* he said,
“and my physician assures me I am
in good condition. I leave Monday
for a stay of a day or two in Balti
more where I will get a final check
up on my condition and I expect to
be back at my post of duty regu
larly within a week or so.” Mr. Blan
ton' looks well and was greeted by
hosts of frirnafr when he appeared
at, the bank Saturday.

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