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LA TE NEWS
Cotton, per lb._..._9 to 994«- j
Cotton Seed, per bu. .—34!4c
Fair And Colder.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair tonight and slightly
eolder except tn north central por
tion. Saturday fair and slightly
Hoover's Hands Tied.
Washington, Dec. 11.—Without
one dissenting vote the senate to
day refused to give President Hoo
ver discretion in the handling of
emergency relief funds carried in
the $118,000,000 appropriation bill
passed unanimously this afternoon.
The administration provision which
would have allowed the president to
make Interchangeable expenditures
from the various items carried by
the bill was stricken out on motion
of Senator Robinson, minority lead
er. This was just after Senator Wag
ner had arraigned the president anc’
the administration generaly for de
laying his unemployment relief
measures and for allowing the situ
ation to become so acute that heroic
emergency steps are now necessary.
Notwithstanding the far^t that the
White House is known to be dis
gruntled because senate Republicans
have failed to answer Democratic
criticism of the president, no Repub
lican came forward today to defend
■Employes And Owners Give Satur
day’s Work To Church At
The Dover Baptist church in the
Dover-Ora mill village, just west of
Shelby, squared up its books for the
year last week due to the coopera
tion of the Dover and Gra mil!
owners and employes in contribut
ing more than $500 to the church.
The church accounts for the year
were behind and the mill officials
informed employes that if they
would work six hours on Saturday,
a day when the mill is not usually
running, they would be given pay
for nine hours, the entire sum to be
turned over to the church. Employes
of both plants accepted the offer
and a nine hour payroll for the two
plants, totalling $526.50, was given to
the church, enabling it to end the
fiscal year with all debts paid.
For Post Office;
Like Shelby Plan
Bids For New Building Must Be
Filed By Tuesday,
Rutherfordton, Dec. 12.—Another
step was taken here this week to
wards Rutherfordton’s new federal
postoffice building when Postmas
ter John H. Williams received six
sets of specifications and drawings
for a survey of site.
The letter was from James A.
Wetmore, acting supervising archi
tect of the U. S. treasury deoart
ment, and states in part as follows:
YOU; are requested to invite pro
posals for the work by the public
posting of notices and also by cir
cular letter addressed to parties in
your city or vicinity who are com
petent to do the work. As this work
is not advertised in a local news
paper or in any of the technical
journals of the United States, and
as it is desired to have as much
competition as possible, it would be
appreciated if you would make a
special effort to interest competent
parties to submit a bid.”
Proposals, in order to receive con
sideration, must be forwarded direct
. to this office unopened, in time to
*' be received on or before the hour
fixed in the specification, December
16, at 2 p. m.
Similar To Shelby.
Postmaster Williams feels sure
that the new building will be erect
ed soon, possibly next year, and will
ba similar to Shelby's federal
Shelby Boy Is Star
In Charity Contest
Staged at Greensboro
Gold, Oak / Ridge Captain, Carries
Pant 65 Yards For
Milky Gold, former Shelby high
.star, now captain of the Oak Ridge
football eleven, was the big star in
the Cadet victory over an all-star
college eleven in a charity football
game yesterday at Greensboro. The
Cadets won 14-6.
Gold’s off-tackle smashes helped
carry the ball across the field for
the Cadet’s first touchdown, and a
few minutes later Gold caught an
all-star punt on his own 35-yard
line and nan 65 yards for the second
The Cadets play again Saturday,
meeting an all-star high school
team in Winston-Salem in another
Mr. and Mrs. R. R Raborn an
nounce tire birth of a daughter at
the Shelby, hospital today.
Bury Overman \
At 3 Saturday
In Home City
Senate Veteran Died
Service At Capitol Th*s Aft
ernoon. Body Leaves Wash*
Funeral services for Sena
tor Lee Slater Overman.
North Carolina’s veteran sen
ator, who died shortly after
midnight this morning, in
Washington, will be held at
Salisbury, his home city, Sat
urday afternoon at 3 o’clock.
The senate adjourned early this
afternoon after naming a commit
! tee to attend the funeral and hold
| ing the customary brief service at
| the capitol as a final tribute to the
veteran who had served in the sen
late for 27 years.
Ill Short Time.
j Senator Overman, who was 76;
years of age, had been ill for only a
few days with a cold and with in*
digestion. At first his illness was
not considered serious, but friends
realizing his age had been worried
since the first announcement that
he was confined with a cold.
Late yesterday his physician, Dr.
Sterling Ruffin, said he had a severe
hemorrhage of the stomach and
from that time on his condition was
considered very critical. Early last
[night reports from Washington stat
led that he would not likely live
through the night, yet the news of
his death came as a shock to the
state as a whole.
He died 30 minutes after mid
The veteran official had been
serving continuously in the senate
since 1903. Once or twice he was op
posed but was always re-elected by
the people of North Carolina. He
was one of the "grand old men” of
the senate and admired and loved
by senators of both parties. On the
occasion of his birthday a short
time ago he was described in the
senate as "a gentlemen of the old
„South.” Due to the fact that he had
.been in public life for more than
three decades he was one of North
Carolina's most widely known citi
zens. He was a figure of state-wide
prominence before many present day
voters were bom, and in the Shelby
section his address at the old tab
ernacle in the "red shirt” campaign
is one of the political landmarks of
the old days.
Wire reports today stated that
telegrams of sympathy were going
Into members of his families, both in
Washington and Salisbury, from all
sections of the country and from of
ficials and friends in public life in
Dispatches from Washington to
day stated that after the services
there the body would leave for his
North Carolina home by train at
LUTHERAN CHURCH TO
HAVE SUNDAY SERVICES
Sunday school at ten o’clock.
Morning worship, 11 o’clock. Ser
mon by the pastor.
Luther league, C o’clock. A wide
awake program for young people.
Evening worship, 7 o’clock. Ser
mon by the pastor.
The place: The Episcopal church,
South LaFayette Street. Come.
Overman Started Life As School
Teacher; Became Secretary For
Gov. Vance; In Public Life Since
First N. C. Senator Elected By Popu
lar Vote. His Widow
Washington, Dec! 11—Senator
Overman of North Carolina, died
tonight at the age of 76.
The North Carolina senator died
at 12:30 tonight, alter a short ill
Surviving are his widow and three
daughters, Mrs. Edgar N. Snow of
Washington; Mrs. E. C. Gregory and
Mrs. Gilbert Hambley, both of Sal
Conscious During Evening.
He rallied after a blood transfus
ion and had been conscious during
the evening, chatting with his phy
sician. Dr. Sterling R"ffin, and with
his son-in-law, E. N. Snow of Wash
ington. Mrs. Overman and Mrs.
Snow were at. his apartment also.
Senator Lee Slater Overman had
been a figure !n the public life of
North Carolina for more than a half
; century, the last 27 years as United
In length of service in the Senate
he was junior only to his colleague.
i - a
Senator F. M. Simmons, who will
retire March 4 after 30 years’ ser
vice by reason of his defeat in the
demoeratic primary Iasi June by Jo
siah W. Bailey. Senator Reed Smoot,
republican of Utah, entered the sen
ate at the same time as Overman.
Notwithstanding his exceptional
period of service. Overman was jun
ior senator from this state the whole
time, due to the fact that Simmons
preceded him in office by two years.
Senator Overman’s public career
began in 1877 when he became pri
vate secretary to Governor Zeb
Vance. In the succeeding years he
was five times a member of the state
legislature, and served as speaker of
that body; was president of the
North Carolina Railroad company;
served as trustee of the University
of North Carolina and of Trinity
college (now Duke university), and
was a presidential elector from this
state, all in addition to his tenure in
Bom in Salisbury, January 3,
1854, he was graduated from Trinity
college in 1871 with the B. A. degree.
(CONTWOn) ON CAOK MINK ;
Senate Investigates Jersey Primary
Left to right, Senators Porter -
H. Dale of Vermont, Gerald P.
Nye of North Dakota and Clar
ence C. Dill of Washington, pic
tured at a New York City hotel *
when they opened the investiga
tion bit* the money spent in
the primaries in New Jersey.
• The members or the Senate
Campaign Investigating Com
mittee heard twelve witnesses,
at their first sitting.
Another Big Cotton Crop Will Be Knockout
Blow And Disaster For Carolina And South
Mrs. Grigg Dies
Of Blood Poison
Mrs. Rossie Grigg, 70 years of
age, widow of the late J. L.
Grigg of the Cleveland mills sec
tion, died about 1 o'clock this
afternoon at the Shelby hospi
tal, death resulting from an in
fection, or blood poisoning, re
sulting from scratching her hand
on a strand of garden wire.
Funeral services will likely be con
ducted tomorrow, Saturday after
noon, at 2 o’clock at Palm Tree
Methodist church where she was a
For six years Mrs. Grigg had been
making her home in Shelby with
her daughter, Mrs. Frank Hester.
3 Children Survive.
Surviving children are Mr. Peter
F. Grigg and Mrs. Frank Hester, of
Shelby, and Mr. Tilden Grigg,
A week ago today Mrs. Grigg
scratched her hand on a garden
wire, inflicting a slight injury. A day
or so later the hand began to trou
ble her and a physician was called
By that time the hand and arm
were both infected and she was
taken to the hospital Monday night.
The Infection spread so rapidly,
however, that due to her age she
was unable to physically combat
the spread of the infection.
Early today relatives were inform
ed that she could not live, death
coming about 1 o'clock.
Mrs. Grigg before marriage was
Miss Rossie Gill and had lived in
the Cleveland Mills, or Lawndale
section, all of her life until she
came to live with her daughter in
She is widely connected among
several well known families of
Cleveland and Rutherford county,
and her unexpected death will come
as a shock to he£ many relatives
Drunk Rabbit At
A Still In S. C.
Kingsiree, S. C., Dec. 12.—
When federal and county of
ficers raided a still near here
they did not find the usual
humans, but five rabbits fro- j
Four of the animals were
either prohibitionist or had
not had time to sample the
beer, but the fifth was “dead
drunk." It was picked up and
brought here where it was al
lowed to sleep off the "jag” In
a cage with two coons. Several
hours later it was still groggy
but beginning to notice things.
Is Buried Today
Willie Waters Is Victim of Diabetes.
Leaves W'ifc And Three
Wiliie Waters, farmer living near
Mooresboro, died in the Shelby hos
pital Tuesday afternoon, to which
place he had been brought for treat
ment ten hours previously. Mr. Wat
ers had been sick for a year or more
with diabetes. He is survived by his
wife and three children, Vertie,
Bertha and C. O. Waters. Also sur
viving are his parents. Dr. and Mrs.
Bill Waters of Mooresboro, one
brother Rom Waters of Lenoir, Mrs.
Boyce Wyatt, Mrs. Ed Drury and
Mrs. Arthur Willis of Gastonia. A
half brother Donnie Waters lives in
Mr. Waters is being buried this
afternoon at 2 o'clock at Ellenboro,
the funeral being conducted by Rev.
Z. Harr 111.
Duke Alumni Will
Meet Here Tonight
Dr. Vollmrr To Address Gathering
Of Duke-Trinity Grads Of
Alumni and alumnae of Duke uni
versity and old Trinity college will
hold their annual banquet tonight
at 7 o’clock at the Hotel Charles in
Shelby. Old grads from both Cleve
land and Rutherford counties are
expected to attend.
The principal speaker at the ban
quet will be Dr. Clement Vollmer,
professor of German at Duke.
Attorney Chas.. A. Eurrus is pres
ident of the Duke alumni association
in this section, and Prof. J. H.
Grigg is chairman of the commit
tee in charge of the banquet and
Officers Look For
Fatal Crash Auto
City officers at 2 o'clock tills aft
jernoon were watching for a Ford
I roadster, occupied by two white men.
| which was said to have struck and
Poston stopped a roadster driven by
| Country club shortly after noon,
j Not long after receiving the mes
sage .from Gastonia Police Chief
killed a negro near the Gastonia
a young boy who was accompanied
by an elderly man, but they were
soon released when investigation re
vealed that their car was not the
one which hit Use negro.
Governor t Gardner Say* It Will
Mean Disaster. Most Grow
Raleigh, Dec. 11.—Declaring
that North Carolina must get
back to bed-rock principle* and
the fanners of the state must
lead the way in this by making
themselves self-supporting In
1931, Governor O. Max Gardner
threw ont a challenge to , the
county home and farm agents,
assembled at State college for
their annual conference, to ear
ly forward the program of bal
anced fanning which was so suc
cessful in 1930.
"It Is imperative now, for us to
adjust cor expenditures to our in
come,” the governor said. "We can
not pass over this period by the aid
of a narcotic or some other kind of
monetary alleviation. The trend
which we begin now will color the
life of this state for another gen
eration. We are at the crossroads
in taxation, agriculture and social
"I am absolutely convinced that
a cotton-crop of 14 million bales of
American cotton next year would
furnish a final knockout for the
south,” said the governor. “There is
no economic escape from the fact
that with our huge carry-over of
eight million bales and reduced
world consumption of American
cotton, we are looking 8c cotton
squarely In the eye in 1931 if we
make another crop. If the leaders
of Southern agriculture do not
make a united drive to reduce our
cotton acreage next year our situa
tion will be deplorable. In 1928 we
made our biggest crop of cotton, 18
million bales, and received 11c per
pound. In 1927 we made one-third
less cotton, namely 12 million bales,
ana receivea zuc per pouna. i am
convinced that our production of
cotton In 1931 is going to determine
the social and economic states of
the south for the next decade. I
realize that we cannot make a big
crop of cotton east of the Mississip
pi without commercial fertilizer and
I also realize that we cannot secure
fertilizer without cash, which Is go
ing to be most difficult to obtain. I,
therefore, think that even if we are
foolish enough not to reduce acre
age that our crop will be greatly re
duced by reason of a lack of food
value. The banks and leaders of the
south should exercise the highest
degree of patriotism in directing
this acreage reduction for the
salvation of the south. The 3ame
argument for cotton applies with
equal force to tobacco and the same
line of reasoning and possible econ
omic disaster Is Involved.”
The governor was in serious
mood as he declared his office
weighed more heavily upon him
th-.n he had ever thought possible.
Its responsibility, he said, was be
yond anything that he had ever
dreamed and he asked the agents
to work with him unselfishly for the
Except for the work of the agents
in promoting the increase of 19
million dollars increase in food,
said Governor Gardner. This is a
large sum in any year and a monu
mental sum in this period of depres
sion. Economic conditions would
have been worse in the state had
not this foodstuff been produced.
North Carolina did not feel the
depression of 1920 and 1921 to the
extent that other southern states
did and the people were lulled into
a false sense of security, said the
governor. Many people thought the
t<‘Q>:Tl>,nig?_pK r/K?g KPT, j r
Taxes Lower In
Only I County
Lowest For Cougty
Advisory Commission Report Shows
Lowest Tiim In Stair
By moving to only one coun
ty In North Carolina could a
Cleveland county cltlsen reside
where taxes are lower than they
are here, according to the an
nual report of the county gov
ernment advisory commission Is
sued this week.
The one county in North Caro
lina whl«h has a lower total coun
ty-wide tax rate than Cleveland is
Forsyth. The rate there Is 60 cents
while it is 73 cents in Cleveland.
Only three other counties In
North Carolina have a tax rate less
than $1. They are Mecklenburg,
Rowan and Oast,on.
For total purposes other than
schools the 19 cents tax levy in
Cleveland county is the lowest in the
state. The next lowest Is that of 30
cents in Oates county.
The report covers taxation levy
beginning July 1, 1939 and ending
June 30, 1930. The same rate pre
The total rate In counties neigh
boring Cleveland follow: Burke 91.12.
Catawba 91.39. Gaston 94 cents,
Lincoln 91-35, Rutherford 91.39.
Members of the state advisory
commission are E. C. Brooks, A. E,
CUne, A. C. McIntosh, D. W. New
som, J. L. Skinner and C. M. John
son. Mr. CUne is chairman of the
Cleveland county commissioners.
McKfright Head Of
Named President Of Quality Serv
ice Stores In Rutherford
| At m meeitng held at Ellenboro
Mr. John 8. McKnight, wholesale
grocerymon fit Shelby, was named
president of the Quality Service
Store organisation for Cleveland
and Rutherford counties.
Mr. B. D. Wilson, of the Wllson
Stamey wholesale firm of Ruther
fordton, was elected vice-president
The meeting heard several talks
by officials of the organization from
Roanoke. Another meeting is sched
uled for Forest City Monday night
Unpaid 1929 Taxes
Will Be Advertised
City Officials Announce That Prop
erty Will Be Advertised
After Jan. 1.
City officials, in an announce
ment signed by Clerk L. E, Llgon
state today that all 1929 city taxes
not paid by Jan. 1, 1931, will be ad
vertised for sale.
“These taxes,” it is stated, "have
been due since November 1, 1929,
and must be paid this month.”
COLORED COMMITTEE TO
RECEIVE DONATIONS HERE
A. H. Hoskins, D. L. Gilliam and
Frank Rlppy. together with Rev. D.
D. Moore, pastor of the Roberts
Tabernacle A. M. E. Zion church
have been appointed a committee
from this church to receive dona
tions of any kind from Shelby peo
ple to relieve suffering among the
negroes of Shelby.
Saving Your Feet And
may be dreaded, but it should
not be. Perhaps you do not
relish the idea of walking
from store to store, through
one crowded aisle after an
other, to find the gifts you
seek. It isn’t necessary to do
that. Chances are you know
what you will give your rela
tives and friends. No doubt
you have a list made of„the
various articles. If so, here’s
Read the “ads” in The Star today and in every issue
until Christmas. There you will see what those articles
are selling for and what store is selling them. And if
there are several persons whose gifts you cannot decide
about, the "ads” may, and likely will suggest some
YOU ARE THE ONE WHO WILL BENEFIT BY
READING STAR "ADS” AND BY DOING YOUR
YULETIDE SHOPPING IN SHELBY.
Clothing Store For
Needy Opened Here
Confer About King
Case On Wednesday;
Trial Opens January 5
New Trlil .Starts At Cheater First j
Monday Of Nest Month,
Cheater. 8. C, Dec. 10.—Soli
citor Harry Hlnea ot Lancaster
said here tonlfht that there
will be a conference of the j
state's counsel held In Rock Hill
next Wednesday morning rela
tive to the Rate King case, which
will be retried here Monday, j
January 5. 1
King was tried July 1, 1929, In
Chester for slaying his wife,
Faye Wilson King at Sharon,
York county, on January 20.
1929. was convicted and sen
tenced to die. The case waa ap
pealed and the state supreme
court granted King a new trial.
Unemployment And Need Said To
Be Largely Among Outsiders
Drifting In Here.
Unemployment and charity needs
engaged the attention of the Kt
winls club last night at its weekly
luncheon served in the Woman’s
club room by Cleveland Guards
chapter. Daughter of Confederacy.
The program was in charge of R.
T. LeGrand and the situation was
discussed by Earl Hamrick, Lee B.
Weathers, C. R. Hoey, 8. A. Mc
Murry, D. Z. Newton and A. E.,
Cline. Earl Hamrick declared that
the mills had been running from 75
to 80 per cent of the time, that
there is no suffering or distress
among the employees, that the mills
are taking care of regular employees
and that while many apply daily for
worjc, these applications come large*
ly from people who have come in
from other sections.
Attorney Newton declared the
srteets of Shelby to be “filthy” and
i suggested that a number of unem
ployed men be put to work to clean
streets and sidewalks and patch up
the dirt roads. Mr. Hoey was con
cerned to know whether medicine
was furnished to needy In case of
sickness. whereupon Mayor Mc
Murry declared that $50 to $60 worth
had been given by the city lr\ the
past few months. Answering Mr.
Newton he said the streets had been
cleaned a month or more ago and
that dirt roads are being dragged
Mayor McMurry and County
Commissioner Cline both thought^
the situation well In hand with no
All forces are at work, handling
the situation admirably, they think,
so no cash collection was taken by
the Kiwanis club.
Cleveland Boy Gets
High College Honor
Mr. J. Herman Mauney, son of
Mr. and Mrs. R. T. Mauney of the
Elizabeth community and brother of
Mrs. Sam Wilson, was one of the 16
new members recently elected to
the Tau Beta Phi, nationally hon
orary engineering fraternity. Mem
bership in the organization is rated
as the highest honor accorded a
I student in engineering. Mr. Mauney
I Is a senior at N. C. State college.
Condition* Moat Deplorable la His
tory Of County, Welfare
rtione No. 255
Thla la the number of the
telephone (355) 'which hu
been tnatalled In the Clothing
Division of the Welfare De
partment In the basement an
tler the Betty-Jean Beauty
Parlor. The Southern Bell
, Telephone Co. la kindly (trine
the use of the phone for a few
Collect any old clothing yea
might hare, call No. 255, ne
! tlfy headquarters that you
1 hare a package and u Bay
Scout win can for same. Or
you may bring your package
to the clothing headquarters.
With more poverty existing
among tenant farmers and lab
oring families than cost before
In the history of Cleveland
county, a charity clothing store
was opened in Shelby yesterday
for the collection and distribu
tion of clothing for the poor.
Clothing contributed by Shell).,
and county cttlsens was early yes
terday gathered together in the *
basement of the Weathera-Blanton
building, adjoining the Masonic
temple on South Washington street,
and was assorted by sizes for dis
tribution. The work yesterday was
handled by .M^ Ufgper ^e^.Mrs.
J. T. Besson, Mrs. Wm. McCJord and
Miss Frances Hendrick. Several loads
of clothing, Including about 70 hats
and caps for children, overcoats and
suits for men and boys, wearing ap
parel for women and girls and shoes
of all sizes, were assorted and placed
on the counters.
Some Given Out.
store appearance with one counter
containing boys’ clothing according
to sise, another girls' clothing, and
so on. Numerous needy families
were clothed from the collection
All citizens who have discarded
clothes about their homes which
might be used are asked to leave
them at the building. A systematic
telephone cal^grtll be made at all
homes In the appeal for additional
clothing. Among the contributions
to date have been several fine col
lections of shopworn clothing by
Unfortunate families in dire need
of clothes can be fitted at the char
ity clothing shop by securing an
order from the welfare committee
ht the office of Mr. Smith In the
Yesterday at least 30 families,
most of them tenant farmers .were
aided by the charity fund.
The money for the charity work is
being raised by the county and city
governments with all citizens being
asked to contribute clothing, food,
or money if they so desire.
Food Idea Planned.
Several ladles of the city air.
planning “A Pound Per Weds Club”
with the idea of each woman giving
one pound of some kind of food
each week during the winter season.
The plan, it is understood, meets
with the approval of the welfare
committee and thS food may be dis
tributed at the charity shop, which
will be operated by alternating com
mittees from the numerous women’s
clubs of the city.
No Food Produced.
In attempting to handle the big
gest charity problem in the history
of the county, Welfare Officer
Smith says that be finds the biggest
cause of the deplorable additions
to be the fact that too much cot
ton and not enough food was pro
duced on Cleveland county farms
"Family after family comes to me
for aid. When I question these ten
ante I find that they made from 10
(COKTUTOZD OK VAO* NWt.l
i Bank Dividends Are
$21,000 Not $31,000
In an error, due to the rush of go
ing to press with The Star on Wed
nesday, there was an error of $10,
000 In the bank dividends to be paid
January 1st by the First National
and the Union Trust company. The
dividends of these two institutions
will be the usual four percent semi
annual for the Union Trust com
pany, making a total of $0,000,
! while that of the First National
will be the usual six percent semi
I annual or $13,000 on Its capital. The
combined dividends, therefore, of the
two banks are $31,000. Two divi
dends are paid annually, making '
yearly distribution y.f