WEDNESDAY, NOV.' 19. 1930
VOL. XXXVI, No. 139
SHELBY, N. C.
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.
Hr Mill, per (ear. (in adnocel _ i:.io
terrier, per jear, (in atfrancel $*.«»
Pay-Up Campaign in Cleveland Has Been Extended Through This Week Because Of Rain Last Week—Pay Up Now
’ THE MARKET.
Cotton, per lb. ........_10c to lie
Cotton Seed, per hu. ...- 30c
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair with continued mild
temperature tonight and Thursday.
NEGRO CUT IN FIGHT
HERE THIS AFTERNOON
.less Pearson, colored, was severe
ly cot with a knife by Mark Moore,
also colored, in a brawl at the col
ored pool room on Trade Alley just
afternoon today. Pearson was slash
ed about the shoulders, back and
leg, a knife with a hawk bill being
used. Moore gave a bond of $300 un
til Friday, and Pearson was jailed
by Chief Poston after being sewed
up at the hospital as Moore' aho
swore out a warrant charging Pear
son with assaulting him with a bil
Gaston County Baptist Association
Agrees To Share In Support
Of junior College.
Sixty farmers have already agreed
to plant an acre of cotton next year
to help finance Boiling Springs col
lege. said President Zeno Wall yes
terday after he had attended a
* meeting of about 100 “key" men who
are undertaking to put over this
unique way of financing the insti
The board of . trustees recently
conceived the idea of financing the
school by contributions of cotton
from an acre. Each farmer who co
operates, is asked to plant a bale
of cotton, the seed and fertilizer to
be furnished by the school. These
acres will be known as "God's
acre" on each farm where the plan
is adopted. The farmer will retain
the seed from the cotton, but give
the lint to the school, the same to
be sold and the proceeds converted
into cash to help operate the insti
• e tuotn. ' . _
Gaston Association Helps. .
President Wall is gratified with
the financial outlook for the school.
The Gaston county Baptist associa
tion has voted unanimously and
heartily to join in support of the
institution, sharing its pro ratajfiart
with the Kings Mountain and Sandy
Run Baptist associations which have
been supporting the school for a
number of years. Many of the
churches are including Boiling
Springs junior college in their
church budgets for the coming year,
giving a specified per cent to the
support of the school.
Recently the state Baptist conven
tion turned over to Boiling Springs
*50,000 in uncollected pledges which
the institution hopes to collect.
These pledges were made in thq
centennial drive . of several years
Th women of the churches in the
Kings Mountain association have
raised $500 in the “give-a-chicken”
fund, whereby each woman ap
proached was asked to contribute a
chicken or its equivaelnt.
MotKer Of Shelby
Resident Is Dead
Mrs. John A. Strouti Dies At Gas
tonia Hospital After Long
Cherryville, Nov. 19—Mrs. John
*' A. Stroup, of Cherryville died Mon
day at the city hospital at Gastonia
after Illness of several months. Fu
neral services were held at 10 today
at the Baptist church, of which she
was a member, and interment was
in the family plot at Mount Zion.
Surviving Mrs. Stroup are the
following children: W. Paul Stroup,
member of The Charlotte Observer
staff, Charlotte; Mrs C. C. Os
borne, Wallace; Mrs. T. B Kend
rick, Spartanburg, 8. C.; Ed c.
Stroup, J. Cliff Stroup and Victor
Stroup, Cherryville, and Ben Stroup.
Young Hoover G.ains
Weight At Asheville
Asheville. Nov. 19.—Herbert Hoo
ver, jr., is finding the health he
came to Asheville to seek.
Since he arrived November 1 „he
has gained four pounds and his phy
sicians describe his progress in his
fight against incipient tuberculosis
as "unusually satisfactory."
$50,000 Goal Set In
Charity Drive Here
.VII Organizations To Co-operate In
Effort To Prevent Suffering
During tire Winter.
A community chest of S5.000
will be raised in Shelby to care
for the needy during the win
ter months, if plans mature a*
outlined at a meeting held
Monday evening at the Shelby
Building and Doan office. This
meeting was attended by repres
entatives of the civic clubs,
churches, fraternal orders. Worn- |
an’s club, etc., and Mayor S. A.
MeMurry was placed in charge
as chairman and treasurer of
the charity fund.
About forty men and women.;
I familiar with many distressing cases1
! throughout the county, discussed'
the need of unemployed people for
; (he necessities of life. The cause has
been duc to a period of unemploy
ment and other setbacks which
: have beset .many people. With win
i ter coming on, these charitably in
! dined people made it known that
| they arc determined not to let any
j body suffer, for the necessities of
life—food, shelter and clothing, so
! a campaign will be launched ct
once in an effort to secure the $5,»
The central committee to present
[the charity needs to the churches,.
I fraternal orders. civic and social
club inembers is composed of Mrs. J
John W. Harbison, Carl Thompson.!
Paul Webb. Henry Edwards, John j
S. McKnight, R. T. LcGrand. .Wil-;
11am Linebcrger. J. S. portion, De
witt Quinn, Ben Gold, Chas. Dover,
Dr. D. F. Moore. Mrs. Fred Morgan
and Mrs.. Charlie Coble.
i City and County To Help.
At the call of the chairman and
l treasurer. Mayor MeMurry, the
Jmembers of this committee will!
| meet and plan the drive for funds
! and co-ordinate the charity of the
town and county activities under the
welfare office J. B. Smith and May- ;
or MeMurry. It is hoped to raise
[ this $5,000 by public subscriptions
to supplement what the city and
county will do from their treasuries
Those who cannot pay in one
lump sum what they wish to give
to the chest, will be asked to make
a pledge oi a stipulated amount to
be paid in monthly installments for
the next five months.
Each and every charity case will
be investigated to determine just
how worthy it is, what is needed and
records kept so that there will be no
over-lapping or duplication of the
work. All cases helped by individuals
or organizations will be reported to
these central heads, Mayor McMur
ry and Welfare Officer J. B. Smith
so that the charity organization
will not duplicate the good work.
Old Clothes DcdoI.
It is planned to establish an old-1
clothes depot through the Womans!
club where out-grown and discarded
clothes will be collected, repaired,
and re-ccfnditioned, assorted as to
size and sex and distributed through
the charity organization to the
needy of the town and county.
The co-operation of every organ
ization m town and county is de
l CONTINUED ON PAGE TWELVE )
For Removal Of
King To Chester
Motion To Be Made Monday Asking
Convicted Slavci Be Taken
York, S. C.. Noy. 19—Rafe King of
S.'ifon, confined in the state peni
tentiary at Columbia since his con
viction at Chester last summer of
the murder of his wife, will be sent,
bark, to the Chester county jail of
Judge C. J, Ramagc grants a mo
tion that will be made before nini
hen Monday that the transfer be
That the motion will be made was
announced here by Thomas F'. Me
Dow, chief counsel for King, Mr.
McDotv said the motion would be
based on a petition setting forth
teat since King's conviction the
state supreme court had reversed the
circuit court and remanded the rase
tu Chester for a new trial.
Asked if a change of venue would
be sought for the next trial. Mr. Me
Dcw said that th’o matter had not
yet been considered by King and his
Extended A Week
Because of Rain Last Week. Pay
l'p Campaign Extended Thru
Because of rain last week which
prevented many jieOple from visit
ing their creditors and settling their
accounts in part or ift full, the pay
up campaign has been extended
through this week. Those who do a
credit business are making a special
effort to collect all past due ac
counts in order to place themselves
in position to extend credit next
Many past due accounts were
paid last week during the first week
of the payup-campaign. Where ac
counts were not paid in full, par
tial payments were made and there
was a noticeable let-up in credit
conditions In the county.
It is felt that with individual ef
fort on the part of credit firms and
a full realization of the importance
of a good credit, that business will
be greatly improved as a result of
the pay-up campaign at the close cf
DePriest Boy Has
An Arm Fractured
Joyce DePriest. young son of Mr.
and Mrs. A. B. C. DePriest, of the
Cleveland Springs road, had one
bone in his left arm broken this
ihorning when he fell from a tree.
Young DePriest was in a tree be
hind the Ideal Service station, cor
ner of Marion and Washington
streets, near the old swimming pool,
when he fell.
Federal Court Terms In Shelby
And Asheville Hard On Whiskey
Traffic; 305 True Bills Found
j Court Records Show Officers Active.
Six Members Anderson Fam
Charlotte, Nov. 18.—Indica
tions of the success of federal
prohibition enforcement activi
ties in West North Carolina were
pointed to at the dry headquar
ters here in the fact that the
last two sessions of a federal
grand jury—one at Shelby sev
eral days ago and one at Ashe
ville last week—resulted in the
returning of a total of 305 true
bills against alleged liquor law
Reports from Asheville follow
ing the aidjourning of the grand
jury there showed that 133 true
bills had been returned against
(lie defendants on liquor charges
from nine mountain counties.
At the recent Shelby term of
federal court 17 i true hills were
returned for alleged violators
from the remainder of the 28
counties comprising the enforce
ment territory that is under the
direction of J. Ed. Kanipe, dep
uty administrator, with head
One day during the past
week, Judge E. Yates Webb, pre
| siding over the Asheville term of
United States district court sen
tenced ten violators to serve
sentences ranging from two
years to a year and a day in
Of interest among those sen
tenced is the fact that six were
members of the famous Ander
son clan from Anderson Cove,
Buncombe county, feudists and
liquor-makers for generations.
"Big Bob" Anderson, the present
leader, drew a sentence of two
years. Several of his sons were
sentenced at the same time,
some of them getting short jail
Red Cross Has
Roll Call Here
For Three Days
i/i lliinr** Or Organization Cited
B.e Mayor. Mr*. Srhrnck
The annual It rtf Cross roll rail
is bring lirld in Shelby anil
Cleveland county today, Tliurs
day and Friday, and thr counly
Red Cross chapter hopes to se
cure at least 1,000 members.
Today ten team captains began
work under Mrs. Jean Schepck; roll
call chairman, canvassing the city
In connection with the roll call
. Mayor S, A. McMurry today issued1
i the following proclamation urging
citizens of Shelby to support this
great humanitarian organization:
*T am blad to direct the attention j
of the citizenship to the annual rollj
call of the American Red Cross, j
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday
of this week, and to urge that a!!
rally to the support of this greai
"May I remind our people that
the Red Cross exists solely by indi-1
vidual memberships. Without these1
memberships it would be unable to
function at times of disaster, to
carry on its work for service men i
and veterans, to continue its public
health nursing, to finance its life
saving first aid programs.
"The American Red Cross is a
congvessionally chartered and senii
! governmental agency with nearly)
fifty years of experience in its uni
que field of service. Every man and
woman of Shelby can give freely of
support in full confidence that
every dollar placed with the Red
Cross will be multiplied in useful
The following ladies will head
the ten teams which are canvassing j
the city: Mrs. Pansy Fetzer, Mrs.,
Earl Hamrick, Miss Elizabeth Ebel
toft, Mrs. Sliem Blackley. Miss
Carobel Level-, Mrs. Connelly Esk
ridge, Mrs. Jack Palmer, Mrs. Ran
som Casstevens. Mrs Dick Brabble
and Mrs. L. W. Gardner.
Mr*. Hopper Sustains
Broken Hip In Fall
Mrs. M. D. Hopper is in the Shel
by hospital suffering with a broken
hip as a result of a fall she exper
ienced on Monday morning. She
| slipped on wet leaves on the pave
ment In front o< her home on East
Graham street and sustained a
fracture of the right hip from which
injury she is suffering intensely.
Move To Knoxville,
Mr. and Mrs. C. H. Wagner and I
sons, Billy and Carl, jr.. will on i
Monday move to Knoxville. Term.'
Mr. Wagner is connected with the
Miller-Jones Shoe Co., and the fam
ily has been living here for several
Mr and Mrs. William Clayton
Shuford of Lawndale announce the
birth of a son, William Lee, Novem-,
ber 16. 1930. Mrs, Shuford is the ‘
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John R.
Free Want Advs.
The Star offers its services
free to unemployed of Cleve
land county and to farm ten
ants and landlords for the
nest two weeks. In an effort
to be a medium by which un
employed might secure work,
tenants might obtain farms
and landlords might secure
tenants. The Star will insert
free of charge for two con
secutive times. Want Advs.
limited to 25 words.
If you are unemployed and
want to secure work, stale
what kind of work you are
best fitted to do and give vonr
name and address or your
postoffice box number so any
one who wishes your service*
might locate you through the
Tenants who wish to secure
farms should state the size ot
farm wanted and whether
they can furnish stock and
landlords who have farms
for rent should state size ol
farm and give name and ad
I-ovcrs' Lane Victim of „
Man* -burke was called “Honey"
by the'bandit who took an engage
merit ring from her finger and
robbed her fiance of $3r. Thu
polite thug patted her hand after?
tionately during the hold-up in
Brooklyn; a 'Lo'ers’ iane.'*
Dr. Haynes Dies
At Own Hands
Prominent Physician Of Spartan
hurg Formerly Of Oltffside, Fires
Spartanburg. S. C. —Nov 18 -De
: pc orient over 111 health. Dr Baxu-r
M Haynes. 31, fired a pistol bullet
into his head at his home here inis
morning and died almost instantly;
None of his fsdni'v was at homj
when he committed the act Dr.
Hornes formerly -practised at Oti'ff-"
Doctor Haynes was to have gone
to a hospital tomorrow for treat
ment, for a com pie - nervous brer It
tit v.n and other ills.
Doctor Haynes m October list
year was forced t > enter the Cluck
Springs sanitarium due to his healtn
He also stayed at n Charlotte sant -
Urium for some time. Recently 'he
nervous disorder with which he of
fered became acme and physicians
advised him to reenter a hospital
He is survived his widow; 1.1s
mother. Mrs, s. C Bland, Forest
City, two sons Baxter Haynes. Jr..
Now York City; John Haynes, a
student; a daughter. Miss Mirv
Haynes; four sisters, Mrs, W. W
Hicks, Mrs. Ollie Harris, both of
F.i tnerfordton; Mrs. L. E. Anderson,
Charlotte, and Mies Alice Wins,
dean of the Greensboro College for
Women at Greensboro , and two
brothers, Dr. Frank Haynes, Char
lotte. and Charles Haynes, Durham
Doctor Haynes was nationally
known for his woik in combatting
yellow fever and malaria in Cuba
after the Spanish-American war.
Since the Span: Ji war his worx
as r physician brought him steadiiy
increasing prominence, particular1’/
a» o specialist in 'riternal medicine.
Doctor Haynes, a former member
of the state board of medical ex
aminers. was bom ht Forest City,
Rutherford county. North Carolina,
in 1879, a son of John arid Willie
Haynes; The Haynes family had
lived in Rutherford rountv for many
Hangs Self In
His Barn Loft
Found Bv Wife When He Fulled To
Return From Early Morning
Clifford llysart. well known
Young farmrr who livrd Just off
highway 20. »f*l of Shell),v. near |
MrSwiinnille, went to his barn
about 4 o'clock Tuesday morn
inn to do his feeding and did
not return. After some time had
passed and he did not show up.
his wife went to the barn to see
what had heroine of him and
there found a ghastly sight—her
husband swinging from the raft
er* of the loft by a rope in a
loop knot about hi* neck. *
Aid was railed and the hys
leriral wife eollapsrd and had to
remain In the rare of a physi
cian for hours.
The body remained swinging un-j
.US Coroner T. C.. Eskridge was call
ed to make gn investigation, which!
resulted in a statement that a for
mat inquest would not be necessary!
as It was a clear case of suicide. j
If was the second tragedy to en
ter upon the life of Ins wife m a
rear's time. Last summer her sis-,
i ter. daughter of Alt Cliff Putnam,
| well known citiaen of the Zoar sec
| lion was drowned while bathing in
Left Vote By Can.
i When Dysart’s body was taken
| down it was found that, his coat
[and cap had been removed and laid
ion the loft floor Near the cap 'war
a folded note held down bv n rock,
showing that the young farmer lvnd
calmly made his preparations to I
The note was brief and did not'
give any reason for his act It in-1
[formed that, his money. $140, was Ini
the Lattlmore bank His name was!
not signed and no other information !
Relatives and friends arc of tl»n
opinion that he had been worrying
about business aW financial mat
ters. He had been in good health.'
He was 37 years of age
Surviving are his widow and five!
young children. his mother. Mrs,
Mattie Dysari. of Lattlmore, also
survives along with the following
brothers and sisters: Broadus and
Bulow Dysart. Mrs. Luth Powell and
Mrs. Claude Davis.
Funeral services were held this
afternoon at 2 o'clock at Pleasant
Ridge church, located only a short
distance from the old Bostit: place
wherr Dysart lived
The investigation at the hanging j
scene showed that the rope, a new!
one which had never been used, was
securely tied to one rafter, then
wound up another to a higher spot
and a loop knot made. The imprint
of muddy feet bn a cross piece about
three feet from the floor indicated
that he had crawled to that spot
and jumped with the rope about
his neck. When his body was taken
down his feet were barely touch
ing the floor. When found his feet
were swinging several Inches clear
of the floor, but the rope apparent
ly stretched with the weight of his
limp body before Corner Eskridge
Co-op Leader To Address Meeting
Of Cotton Farmers In Court House
Here Friday; Will Discuss Market
—■ iM*— —--w
Farmers And Business Mean Urged
To Attend Meeting. Mann I*
A mass meeting of Cleveland
county fanners and of all other
citiaens interested in the production
and marketing of cotton is to be
held in Shelby, at the court house,
Friday morning. Nov. 21. at 10:30
o’clock. The speaker at this meet
ing. it is announced by C C. Horn,
local co-op representative, will be
Mr. M, G. Mann, assistant general
manager of the N. C. Cotton Grow
ers Co-operative association.
A short crop of cotton, selling at
less than the cost of production, is
affecting not only the fanner who
produced it. but also his merchant,
his banker, and every line of busi
ness which depends upon agricul- j
tore for its welfare The growing j
demand for information concerning;
:lie disposition of the 1029 and 19,10
cotton crops has caused a number of i
leading larmers ana business men
to request the cooperative associa
tion to send a representative here
to clear up the many questions j
which are being raised and to dis-j
cuss the best method of handling j
the present cotton situation. In aii- j
swer to this request, the cotton as-•
sociation has called the meeting I
here this week, and one of its ex- j
ecutive officers will be present *o
discuss the world-wide condition as!
its affects the cotton industry, ana,
to give complete information ,1» reTj
gard to the handling of the 1929 '
and 1930 crops through the coop-j
The cotton cooperative official
will come prepared to furnish de
tailed information concerning the
activities of the federal farm board
m regard to cotton, the cotton stab
ilization corporation, the American
iottoit co-operative association, aud.
he work of the North Carolina
iCOXrUiUBD U*\ i'Y\ iXY£ i ^
Find Bodies In Woods
Near Ora Mill Village
Etnmett Weaver And Eulalie Doster, Both
Married, Found Shot To Death. Note Writ
ten By Woman Tells Of Decision To Die
Together. Wants Her Twin Boys To Have
Wagons If She’s Thrown In Gully.
! hf suicide lull of this section for two days reached
tin re today when the bodies of Kfnmett Weaver, youngr mar
ried man, and Kulalie Doster, also married, \verb found side
hv side in a lonely pine field near the Ora mill village. \Vheri
both lived, early this mominjr.
I hex were, shot to death and died in a lovers’ suicidi
I'•4' ' '•ordiny to a nolo left Ivy the voting woman.
Is Explained By
Before eoimt^to a lonely
stretch of woods to die with thr
man she loved and tould not
have because hr helongrd lt»
another as she did herself, .'Mrs.
Ilulalir Ifoster. wrote on two
penrlllrri pa?es a farewell note
to her mother.
The now told of her decision to
die with Mr Weaver." and inform
ed that their association had not
been a wicked one Then it, wound
up with a bit of pathos, born of
mother love, where she urged that
the wagons or her twin few's be paid
for even If her own body had to be
thrown tn a gully. ,
The note follows:
"I now am going to bring a lot of
trouble oiv you. but it can't be any
worse than I am in now. I have
tried over it and worried till my
bead would hurt.
"I have not bin crooked but every-,
body thinks I am. I don't feel lit.?
■ have got out of my place but I
knew you, won't believe it. But that
will be all l ight—we will soon be au
of everybody's wav;
"1 know I talked to Mr Weaver a
lots but that is all they can say
about us and tell the truth.
"I would like for you to keep the
boys but that is asking too much of
you. but I want you to see that they
are treated right as long as you are
here, and see that they get my in
"I hate to leave them but I can't
stay here and have this thrown in
m.v face as long as I live.
I love him and I am going to
die with him. So don't worry about
me I was going to try to live right
but I can't here in this place It
looks like he ‘here the name of one
of the Ora mill overseers was given)
lias it in for us, but he is only go
ing to make things worse, and if
he does what is right lie will open
his eyes and change some more of
his help around.
"P S. I am leaving enough money
here to finish paying for the boys'
wagons. I want them to have them
if I have to be thrown in a gully,"’
Show Saturday At
The Carolina ineatre has kind’;'
consented to give toe proceeds of tne
Saturday morning show to the
Woman's club, when "Midnignt
Daddies" will be shown. The charity
show begins at 10 o'clock and all
receipts will be turned over to the
Woman's club for use among the
dimity cases of the city. v
There Is no fixe:; charge for ad
mission to the show Money of
course in any amount, will be de
ceived. but in addition to money, the
Woman's club will be pleased to re
ceirc canned goods, clothing, pota
toes, molasses, eggs, produce of any
an ' all kinds Merchants are asked
to contribute any surplus stock of
food and wearing apparel and dona
tion1. large enough will be placard "d
in the lobby.
School children are co-opera(in,
in the charity fund to be raised a.: j
Ills Saturday Riorums show. J
ThP ghastly spectacle of *h
death .scene, where was enacted on
ol the most gruesome and moth
pathetic tragedies In tire history of
this section. was first discovered
early this morning when Barnn
Sailors, young white man. and his
wife journeyed into the pine wood
after sottfe wood, They saw the stiff,
talk bodies of the man and woman
lying side by side and ran hurried
ly to a nearby house to notlfv
Sheriff Irvin Allen, Within a short
time officers and a curious crow.l.
reached the scene The couple had
been missing since around mid
Both were married and were ap
parently in their early thirties. Mr
Doster. who was Eulalie Green be
fore marriagr, a daughter of Mr.
Sid Green, of the Vale section, and
a sister of the late Twitty Green,
well known Shelby barber, had not
been living with her husband Lu
cius Dostor for several months. A
tragic angle of the death pact 1*
'hat she leaves handsome twin boys,
about six years of age. whose care
she spoke of in the note left to her
Weaver a son of Mr Winfield
Weaver, married a daughter of Mr.
•I. A. Dayberry, shoe shop proprie
tor. and she survives along with
three children. <■'
Loved Each Other.
The note left by Mrs. Doster indi
cated that they had loved each
other for some time. but she de
clared to her mother that it had
been a pure love. The gossip of the
section which knew them was too
much, the note implied, and it was
decided to die raJJier than try. to
live in the face of it.
When the bodies were first cii -
covered and before a coroner's Jury,
working under Coroner T. C. Esk
ridgb, had completed its investiga
tion, numerous bystanders began to
wonder if there was not some mys- •
tery to the deaths. This wonder de
veloped from the manner in which
the bodies were lying on the ground
They were side by side, without any
indication of a death struggle, as if
they had just gone to sleep and had ‘
In Mrs. Doster's pocket, however,
the coroner found the note which
left it clear that they had agreed to
die together On her left wrist,
thrown across her body, was a white
gold watch which was still keeping
Mrs. Doster was shot through the
head, the bullet entering her tem
ple just above her right ear, the
powder burns showing on tier face
and hair. Weaver was shot a little
higher in the temple and his head
was more mutilated by the shot. In
his right hand, which was down by
J his side, was the gun used.
Soon After Midnight.
The shots were fired it seems soon
after midnight because the bodies
were still and indicated that they
had been dead for hours before be
Mrs. Doster works in the Ora mill
at night, and Weaver’had been
iworking at night until he was shift
ed recently to the day force. She
'left the mill at midnight to go home,
it was said today, and had asked a
younger brother of the man ihe
died with to walk with her. No one
saw her again until her body was
found this morning. Just when Wea- ■
ver left his home is not known, but
presumably he left around midnight
or shortly thereafter.
Went Out Window.
He had raised a window and left
the house without locking a door.
Due to the fact that neither had
been seen since late last night a
search was already underway for
them when the bodies were found.
The gun used had been borrowed
late Tuesday evening by Weaver,