VOL. XXXVI. No. 132
SHELBY. N. C.
MONDAY, NOV. 3. 1930
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. Ml“L ‘,er ,c‘*r- •<'»*««» —
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LA TE NEWS I
Cotton, per lb.___10Vi to 10 ‘t j
Cotton Seed, per bn.-- 30c
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Cloudy with occasional rain
late tonight or Tuesday. Somewhat
, 3 Catawba Boys Drown.
Hickory, Nov. 2.—Three Catawba
county youths residing near Hick
ory were drowned in Lake Hickory
about midnight Saturday when the
ear in whieh they were riding
plunged into the water near the
bridge whieh spans the lake at the
Bock Inn point.
The dead are Cecil Killian and
Ralph Killian, brothers, sons of Mr.
and Mrs. James Killian of Deal
store section, and Ralph Bumgar
ner, son of Mr. and Mrs. Alien Bum
■ garner of the St. Peters section.
A fourth boy by the name of
John Brinkley was in the car but
managed to escape by swimming to
the shore. He was in a dared con
dition and half frozen when dis
covered and has been unable to give
roherent account of what happened,
it is said. Residents at the inn
turned in the alarm.
Hurt In Crash,
Washburn* Swith Man Hurt Satm
day tVhtn Two Autos Collided
On High n ay.
Wylie H.. Hoopaugb, aged 57,
a native of Georgia who has
been living in the Washburn
Switch section, Cleveland coun
ty for four or five years, died
this morning about 9 o'clock at
the Shelby hospital from injuries
he received in an automobile
collision Saturday afternoon.
According to information given
Sheriff Irvin M. Allen, Hoopaugft
was In an automobile with Ed. Hem
bree, for whom hv works on the
Urn The Hembree car drove into
Highway 20 off the Lattimore-Boil
ing Springs read, around 1 or 2
o'clock Saturday, and immediately
collided with an automobile owned,
ft is said, by D. C. Martin, of South
SBc Iby.and occupio by Martin and
Ettie* Alley. The Alley woman, ft
i.* understood, was at the steering
Hoopaugh was rushed to the Hos
pital here and given treatment but
succumbed today to internal injui
iet. He has been living with Mr.
Hembree on the 73. P. Washburn
larm. Two brothers, Jim and Lon,
survive in this county, and it is
understood that the deceased has a
wife and two children in Georgia.
Just who was to blame for the fa
tal crash, which occurred at the fill
ing: station where the two roads <ri
ursect, had not been definitely de
termined today. At noon Sheriff
Alien stated that no warrants nr.cl
been Issued as yet, but the charg
es might be preferred in the matter
after additional investigation.
Dies In Panama
Earl McFarland, Executive of Unit
ed Fruit Co. Three Sisters In
A radiogram Saturday brought
the unexpected news of the death of
Earl McFarland, native of Shelby,
who passed away in Panama City.
Canal Zone. Mr. McFarland was
born and reared in Shelby, the son
of the late Mrs. Belle McFarland
and has three sisters living in Shel
by, Mrs. Tom Babington, Mrs. R. L.
Armour and Mrs. Jack Miller, to
gether with a number of relatives;
The cause of his death was not
revealed in the radiogram. His sis
ters in Shelby did not know he had
been sick, other than he had a sev
ere attack of pneumonia two years
ago and had been suffering with
heart trouble since. Mr. McFarland
entered the employ of the United
Fruit Co. about twenty years ago as
secretary to an official and steadily
climbed higher until he was second
in official authority with this mam
moth concern which dominates the
banana industry and owns a fleet
of vessels which carry bananas from
the United Fruit company’s farms
to all parts of the world. He was
legal representative of the company
ind ranked high in official circles
in the Republic.
Mr. McFarland was married to
Miss Elena LeFevre. daughter of
rx-Gcvernor LeFevre of the Repub
lic of Panama. She survives. Mr.
McFarland was 49 years of age and
will be buried in the Zone. He
visited home folks five years ago.
POLKVILLZ WOMAN’S CLUB
TO MEET TUESDAY, FOURTH
The Polkville Woman's dub will
meet Tuesday. November 4. at 2:30
o’clock at the home of Miss Jewel
Elliott All members are urged to at
Campaign Drive Ends With Election Tomorrow
2 Get Sentences
Daniel Gets Five
Years In Prison
Will Coffey Given Two Year* On
Roads In Another Death Case.
Before taking a recess In su
perior court here Friday after
noon until Thursday morning,
Judge Thos. J. Shaw passed sen
tences on two death rases. Will
Coffey, colored, was sentenced to
two years on the county roads
for killing Alta Robbs, young
negress, and Thomas Daniel,
young negro man, was given five
to eight years In prison for fa
tally injuring a six-year-old
school girl with his automobile.
■ At tl»e end of the court session
[Friday afternoon Judge Shaw, who
I spent the week-end at his Greens
! boro home, announced that court
: would take a recess until Thursday
'morning because ot the general
The Coffey ease was taken up
; Friday afternoon and completed in
a short period Of time. Last sum-,
l iner Alta Robbs, young negro worn -
lari, was shot to death at her home
in the Bolling Springs section by a
eun in the hands of Coffey. The
'hitter contended that the gun was
nred accidentally, but a true bill
[was returned against him by the
I grand jury. At the outset of the case
! Solicitor Spurling announced that
j he would not ask for a verdict of
j murder in either the first or second
jdegree but would try Coffey on a
[ manslaughter charge. This plea was
accepted by the defense and Coffey
pled guilty of manslaughter. The
sentence of two years on the roads
[added that the prisoner should not
Daniel, who was given the term oi
(from five to eight years, was driv
) ing the car which fatally injured
■Poneze Propst. six-year-old ciaugh
| ter of Mr. and Mrs. Tom Propst; of
i the Belwood section. The little girl
' was struck by the Daniel car just
after she had alighted from the bus
which was taking her home from
her first day at school.
Poultry Breeders To
Poultry Exchange Will Begin
Handling Poultry Cars After
B. Austell of Earl, president of the
Seaboard Farmers Poultry exchange
recently organized by poultry breed -
es in counties along the Seaboard
railroad from Rutherfordton to Mon
roe, says a meeting of the member.,
is scheduled to be held in Charlotte
Wednesday of this week. Plans wiil
be made at this meeting to con
tinue the shipment of poultry from
It is understood that the Eagle
Poultry company which operates
along this division of the Seaboard
has a contract to handle these
poultry shipments until January i.
On the first of the year the newlv
organized Seaboard Farmers Poultry
exchange will begin shipments, this
exchange being composed of the
breeders themselves who will fell
direct to northern markets. In all
probability one or two cars will be
| run through Shelby before Christ
: mas to handle the fall stock.
Lincoln Man Succeeds Judge Webb'
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Hon. A. L. Quieke! (above), of Lincolnton. has been named Superior
court judge for this district to succeed the late .iudg" .fame* L. Weld).
A. L. Quickel Named Judge To
Succeed Late Judge J. L. Webb
| Raleigh. Nov. 3.—To succeed
! the late Judge James L. Webb,
of Shelby, Governor Gardner
j 1ms appointed A. t. Quiche! of
I.incolntun. to the superior court
bench from the sixteenth judi
< lal district. Judge Quickel is to
fill out the two remaining
months of Judge Webb's term.
Wilson Warlirk. of Newton, is
the Democratic nominee for
judge from the sixteenth dis
Makes Bale On
One Row Cotton
R. S. Burns, energetic
Cleveland county farmer who
lives on Shelby route 1. has
something for other cotton
farmer to shoot at. A record
that Is a record, so to speak.
Mr. Burns has just picked
and had ginned a 100-pound
bale of cotton produced on
one row on his farm. The row,
on which the bale was pro
duced. was 6,450 yards • long
and ran in a circular form on
the edge of a terrace all the
way around the field eight
It required an hour and 15
minutes to plant the row.
This is (he second year that
Mr. Burns has made a bale of
cotton on one row.
May Argus Soon For Removal Of
Rate King To Chester, S. C., Jail
McDow Thinks Case Will Be Tried
In January. Attorneys To Ask
York, S. C., Nov. 3.—The opinion
is expressed by Thomas P. McDow,
chief counsel for Rafe King, vhc
has been under death sentence in
the South Carolina penitentiary at
Columbia for the past year, follow
ing conviction on a charge of slay
iing his wife, that the case prob
jably will not be reached in court of
general sessions at Chester before
January, but Mr, McDow thinks it
will be tried at that time.
The alleged murder was commit
i ted at Sharon, six miles from York
vilie, but was moved to Chester on
a change of venue when defense at
torneys presented affidavits from a
number of leading citizens that
they did not think the defendant
could get a fair and impartial trial
in York county.
The case was tried in Chester.
! with some of the foremost legal tal
ent of North and South Carolina
taking part, and with Judge J, K.
Henry piesiding. The Jury returned
a verdict of guilty of murder and
Judge Henry imposed sentence oil
death in the electric chair^However. j
immediately thereafter, defense at- j
torneys gave notice of an appeal tc
ithe South Carolina surpreme court,
for a new trial and after long de-,
: lay. that high tribunal granted a I
Mr. McDow says that within the i
next few days a motion w1H be ar
gued to have King removed from
the state prison in Columbia and
sent back to the Chester county j
Jail. King has expressed a desire to
be sent back to Chester county and
this appear sto meet with the ap
proval of all concerned, the defend
j ant. the state penitentiary officials,
I and the defense lawyers. In discuss
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trict but hr informed the gov
ernor that he did not want to
take the office before the be
ginning of (he regular term on
Judge Qaickrl has had a long
and distinguished career at the
bar. He served several terms in
the general assembly and has
been active in political affairs
of his section. Judge Quickel was
a candidate for judge tn the
Democratic primary this year.
In Jury Report
Management of County Institutions
Commended. Recommend Paint
On Inside Jaif.
Tlie management of ail Cleveland
county institutions was praised by
the superior court grand jury iii its
report to Judge Thomas J. Shaw,
who is presiding ovei the present
term of court here.
Tlie entire jury visited the county
Home, the convict camp, the jail and
inspected the court house and found
all conditions good.
Of these institutions the follow
ing report was made: "We found
the county home in excellent con
dition, all inmates well cared for
and with all comfort necessary for
\ their welfare “and contentment.
'Three buildings are now being erect
ed with all modern conveniences,
and-the old buildings arc also be
ing repaired. All grounds are well
kept and outbuildings and livestock
are in good condition.
"We found the county jail cl^an
'i nd svell kepi We recommend a
coat of paint on the inside walls. No
other repair work necessary.
"We found No. 6 township con
vict camp in good condition, as
well as proper care and treatment
“Upon our examination of the
county coiu-t house we find it in
good condition with the exception
of a leak in /the grand jury room,
which should be repaired. The clock
is in bad condition and should be
repaired or replaced by a new one.'
The reporl was signed by J. M.
Williams, of Kings Mountain, chair
Secretary Of Group
Prof. Walter E. Abernethy, prin
cipal of Central high school ip
Shelby, was elected secretary of the
South Piedmont district Teachers
association at the Charlotte meeting
Saturday. Prof, J. H. Grigg, Cleve
land county school superintendent,
is the retiring president of (he a:-,
Boyer Will Rest
Methodist Minister* And Delegate*.
Attend W. N. C. Conference
i At Greensboro.
A number of Shelby and elect -j
land ,county Methodists will leave
tomorrow and Wednesday lov
Greensboro where they will attend
site annual Western North Carolina
conference of the Methodist Epis
copal church. South.
Shelby minister.* who will attend
am Rev, L. B. Hayes, pastor of
Central Methodist church; Rev. W.
,R. Jenkins, pastor of LuFayette
Street church; arid Rev. R. L. Fot
bis, pastor of the Shelby circuit.
Ministers in the county churches
will also attend. Mr. William Lint1 -
bet ger, (or years head of the Cen-1
tral Sunday school and now a mem- i
bur of the conference Sunday school
board, util leave Tuesday to attend
,i rnei ting of the board Tuesday
night. The Central church delegates
•o the conference, which is to be
held at Market Street church, in
Greensboro, are Messrs, C. H. Swol
lord and George Hoyle and Mrs.
Clyde Hoey. It is not likely, however,
that Mr; Hoey will be able to at
It is at this conference that the
1 Methodist pastors are always as
signed their, new charges for the
yeas-. Central Methodists believe aisc!
hope, members of the congregation
safirt today, that Rev. Mr. Hayes
would be returned here as ho has
been in Shelby only one conference
Boyer Is III.
Hundreds of Shelby people .will re
gret to hear that Dr..Hugh K. Boy
3r, pastor of the First Methodist
rhurch at Morgan ton and former
pastor of Central Methodist church
! here; will hot accept a pastorate
next year because of his health. Dr<
Boyer, very popular in Shelby, is
one of the veteran ministers of the
■onferencc and one of the church's
jutslanduig leaders. Of his depart
ure The Morganton News-Herald
i "At. the morning service at the
First Methodist, church last Sunday
Dr. H. K. Boyer, pastor here for tbfe
past year, announced to the con
gregation that he would not return
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Health Nurse Here
To Examine Pupils
Health Department Worker To In-1
ipeet And Examine School I
Children Oi County.
i Miss Cora Beam, a nurse from the
State Health Department, arrived in
Shelby this week 101 the purpose of
giving a free health examination to
■ he school children of Cleveland
county. Miss Bean will be in he
' county until the latter part of Feb
I The inspection v.l! pay particular
[attention to the teeth, tonsils, eves
j aru. nutrition of young school child
i 1 en. No treatment will be given by
j Miss Beam, her free inspection be
! ing for the purpose of letting pa
j em know what treatment their
I children need, if any.
jT. W. Hamrick Back
From Western Trip
14—T W HAMRICK— 'front''
Mr. T. W. Hamrick, prominent
Shelby business men. who has been
unci rgoing treatment in a California
hospital and also at a hospital in
Savannah, Missouri, arrived home
Sunday night. He was accompanied
by his nephew, Prank Hamrick, jr.,
who has been with him since ms
operation some weeks ago at the
Missouri hospital. One of Mr. Ham
rick's eyes was removed and the op
eration was a serious one. He re
cuperated nicely, however, and his
friends will be glad to know that iu
condition is improving.
County Agent 111 In
County Agent R. W. Sboiincr is
seriously ill in a Greensboro hospi
tal and prayers were offered for his
recovery at the Shelby Presbyterian
church Sunday. Mr. Shoffner Whose
home is in Guilford county, had an
operation for the removal of ton
sils and complications arose It Is
thought he had this operation too
soon plter a spell of Influenza or it i
bad cold which caused him not to
| do so well.
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db. ii. h, Hunn
Our of North Carolina best known
and most popular minister*. Or. II.
K. Boyer, pictured above, will leave
the fnlhistry foe a jear berause of
his health. He la now pastor of the
Morganton first Methodist rhurelt
and is a former pastor of Shelby
Men Gave Their Home A* C'hennee.
Good* Returned to Owner
Barn 1» Burned,
<By E. R. GAMBLE.!
Kings Wowntain,' -Nov. U,—ehwt
George Allen and his fellow, officers
added another achievement to their
already excellent record of captur
ing thieves when four white men
who gave their names as E. W. Wil
son, Horace Willis, Owen and John
Wall and their homes as near Ches
nee, S. C. and a Dodge roadster au
tomobile which contained a quan
tity of ladles ready-to-wear, .were
taken here Saturday afternoon.
When officers questioned the men
about the Clothes they claimed that
they bought them from an Efird
store in Gaffney but it was learned
• hat there is no Efird store in that
nlace. They later confessed that the
goods were stolen from Keeter’s de
partment store in Bessemer City and
Cuningham & Co’s, store in Gas
tonia. The goods were returned to
the owners before they had been
missed from the shelves.
The car in which they were rid
ing belonged to Wilson and bore a
South Carolina license tag. Under
•he seat of the car wras found a
North Carolina tag, which accord
ing to officials at Raleigh was issued
to J. A. Warren at Concord for a
Dodge sedan automobile None of
the thieves would make any ex
planation about the extra tag
The four men were taken to Gas
ton county and lodged in jail.
Barn Is Burned.
The barn on the farm occupied by
Calvin Byers colored, on the old
battleground road three miles south
i of Kings Mountain, was completely
destroyed bv fire about dusk Friday
afternoon. It was thought that the
fire started from a spark from the
chimney of the nearby home us the
family had come in and made a big
In the bam at the time the ftre
started were three mules and one
cow all of which were saved. The
barn contained about a thousand
bundles of fodder and other feed
stuffs. A cotton house nearby, which
■ was full of cotton, was saved by
quick work on the part of the fam
Wrecked Car Left
By Unknown Driver
A wrecked car was left at the bot
tom of a fill near thi Blanton home
on highway No 20 west Sunday
morning by an unknown driver who
miraculously escaped serious injury
when his car plunged down a fif
teen foot hill. Shortly after dark
Saturday he went to a farm house
nearby and asked the distance to
the nearest town, fie stated that he
lived lu Asheville and had a wreck
at the bottom of the hill. The car
bore a Georgia license and the driv
er has not been seen or heard of
Early Voting Urged
By Officials; List
Of Candidates Given
Voters Should Go To Polls Early To Speed
Up Voting Under New Australian Ballot
Plan. Electorate Faced With Five Tickets
Senate, Congress, State, County, And
Cleveland county voters, after being barraged by polit
cal campaigners for near a month, were ready today to marc
to the polls tomorrow to participate in the general election
Election officials today were urging that all voters turn on
as early in the day as possible since ihis is the first gene re
election to be held under the Australian ballot ruling.
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Will Be Filled
By Tuesday Vote
Thirty-Two Governors. 34 Senators,
435 Congressmen To Be Elected
Washington. Nov, 3.—Tomorrow
• Tuesday, November 4. comes the!
| most important ejection in thei
i United States between the presi-1
: deni la) years of 1S>28 tint) 1032.
Seven hundred and ninety-two
candidates for congress. 70 candi
dates for the United States senate,
and 74 candidates for governor, in
addition to hundreds of minor can
didates will have thel| fate written
tomorrow by Arnptcan voters
Which is to say thal thirty-two
states will elect governor*, thirty
four of the 8S stoktixm- terms in .the
senate are to be filled, and 431 con
gressmen are to be elected.
Of great importance perhaps. Is
the fact that the Republican admin
istration must, face a grave prob
lem caused by widespread business
depression under Its tenure—prob
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Forest City Dog
Gets High Honors
Hunter, a fox hound owned by!
; the Golden Valley Kenels—the j
I Moores of Forest City and Shelby--1
iwon second honors in the national]
j field trials held last week at Crab!
i Orchard. Kentucky. Two of the!
1 Moore hunds were Winners in the'
' first cast; Hunter coming through j
to take second prize after the third
and final cast.
Mr. Henkel Is 111.
According to Saturday's issue of
The Statesville Daily, Mr. L. P
Henkel, prominent citizen of that
city, is seriously ill at his home on
East Broad street, Mr, Henkel is a
brother of Mrs; S. E. Hocy of Shel
Later reports from Statesville havej
i it that Mr. Henkel is now better.
At C harlotte Rally.
, A number of Shelby and Clove*
ianct county Deitic'crats motored to
Cnarlotte Saturday night to attend
the big Democratic rally at which
former Governor Cameron Morrison
was the chief speaker. Members ot
the Fifty-Years-A-Democrat club
were especial guests.
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a* n win u>ki' more nine iq na1
die the vote until the electorate b<
conies better acquainted with th
Australian system, election official
fear that if too many voters wa
until late in the day to vote the.
will be a Jam about precinct booth
hue in the afternoon.
It is also explained that voter
who desire to vote the stralgl
ticket of either party may do at)
by making a cross iti the circle a
the top of the party ticket which
Vote Five Tickets.
Five -rporatc ballots are to l
voted. One is for United States seu
a tor. another is for district con
gressman. the third is the state
ticket, the fourth the count
ticket, and the fifth a non-partisan
Candidates on the senate ticke
ave Joslah W. Bailey (Di a;i.
George Pritchard <R),
The ninth district congressman?
ticket contains the naihes of A. I,
Bulwinkle tD) and C. A. donas ART.
Th* state ticket includes all th
state officials of both parties. A:
the foot of the two tickets are tin1
candidates for superior court Judg>
for this district. They are Wilson
Warlick iD) and Gill Wiley Kluf
The County Ticket.
Tlie two county tickets, one Dem
ocratic and the other Republican
contain the following candidates 11
the two parties:
For superior court solicitor, 16t:
district: Spurgeon Spurling <D) ar.-l
Frank C. Patton <R).
For state senate. 27th distric!
Peyton McSwaln and W. K. Me
1-can, Democrats: W. J Mode ai
Crawford F. James, Republicans.
For house of representativ -
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Hoey Draws Record
Crowd For Speeches
Hon. Clyde R. Hoey spoke Satu
day afternoon in L'ncolnton to wha
o'rt citizens there declared to be tK
largest political gathering ever
sembled in Llnco'i county. Mr
Hoey’s prediction inat Major Hui
winklp would defeat Congressman
Jonas, a Lincoln man. drew much,
applause from the Ng crowd, whlc:
started filling the seats in the com
house long before the speaking be
gan. In three consecutive speech'
Mr Hoey drew what was termed
record crowds in three counties
the Saturday night speech at Lin
colnton. his Friday night addres at
Forest City, attended by more than
2,000 people, and his speech at
Hickory Thursday night.
I Get The Returns
From The Star Tuesday Night
The public is cordially invited to get the election
j returns from The Star’s double service Tuesday night.
A large bulletin board will be erected in front of The
Star building upon which the returns will be listed as
1 they come in. At the same time the precinct votes and
■ reports from other counties in the district and the state
will be announced over a radio LOUD SPEAKER from
the Second floor of The Star building.
Registrars and judges in every voting precinct in
; the county are urged to send in their vote just as soon
as it is counted. Use the telephone for speed. The Star g
j telephone numbers are Eleven (11) and Four*J (4-J.)
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TO ADVERTISERS: All business houses and firms
who have advertisements in for Wednesday’s paper will
be doubly benefitted. In addition to having their “ads”
in a paper which will be widely read liecause of the elec
tion news, all advertisers who have their advertisements
in Tuesday, for Wednesday’s paper, will have attention
called to them over the loud speaker Tuesday night.