8 PAGES TODAY Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. •*> ifeti oci tear (ID tdvanvi-. ernrr o»« fear tin tOfuncrt 1981 iiUH* LA TE NEW. fUL MAKKE1 Cotton, per .b.. 9lj to 10Vic Cotton Seed, per bu. ....-34 Vie Fair And Warmer. Today’s North Carolina Weather Report: Fair tonight. Saturday in creasing cloudiness and slightly warmer in extreme west portion. New Speed Record. Daytrna Beach, Fla., Feb. 0.'— Captain Malcolm Campbell, 46-ycar old British racing car driver, yes terday established a new world's automobile speed record of 245.723 miles an hour on the sands of the natural beach speedway here. Roar ing twice over the course in his 1,450 horsepower "Blue Bird" machine, he exceeded the previous record bv 14.317 miles an hour and became the first man in the world ever to attain a snerd of four miles a min ute or more in a land vehicle. The previous record was 231 miles an hour established here iu 1929 bv the late Sir Henry Segrave, also of Eng land, who later was killed in a mot or boat accident at Lake Winder mere. One More Week To Hunt Birds In This County Rabbit Aid Bird Season Ends Serin" Weather Has Turned Minds Of Sportsmen To Fi“h!ng. Squir rel Season Out. Hunters of Cleveland county have just one more week in which to hunt birds and rab bits. Both seasons end on Feb ruary 15, it is announced by H. C. Long, county game warden. The squirrel season is already out ending the first of the month. Birds Scarce. It war not such a big hunting sea son for the sportsmen of this sec tion. In this territory birds were scarcer than in many years and Hunters have little hopes for next .-ome time and prevented trips to make conditions more suitable for birds. The -heavy snow also kept many hunters out of the fields for some time and prevented trips ot other sections where quail is more plentiful. Fishing Weatiier. The weather of last week caused numerous Isaak Waltons in Cleve land county to drag out their rods and reels-and other fishing para phernalia. Fi hing licenses have al ready arrived and can be secured at both the Cleveland hardware and the Farmers hardware, the game warden states. Legion Urges T *'at Veterans Join Body Every New Member Will Md T' Chances Of Getting Cash Bonus Now. Members of the Warren Hovie Legion post here are urging that every veteran of the World war join the Legion at once, declaring that every new member adds to the chances of se-uving a cash bonus now for all veterans. A wire from the ^iistrict com mander of the LegiOT quotes the State commander. Con Johnson, as saying he is "convinced that ft is imperative that every post secure full membership quota prior to Feb ntary 14 in order that the Le-danc disabled and cash bonus legislation be successfully enacted at this ses sion of Congress. Redouble your ef forts to secure every eligible m«m ber before fourteenth Success of bonus depends on Legion member ship." Declares Newspaper Adrert‘s:ng As Best New York, Feb. 4.—Anhui D. Price, sales manager o •the Namm store in Brooklyn accused his colleagues of un profitable and wasteful form: of advertising, and urged th -n to do away whl such me h ods, in a speech before the Na tional Retail Dry Goods as sociation. “I'ewspaper advertising, hi said, “is the backbone of r m publicity structure. We find i receiving 70 pei cent of on total publicity expenditure ii th" la ~e stores 6 today, « percentage, should, I think be higher—yet much of it i wasted.” He described as “real; worth while” only one or twi other media of publicity. said, “there is 'ar too mi el dissipation o1 departs ;en store pub'1 city dolla’-s in irtil and fads that cannot hope t. bring business.” Officers Prcbs Report Of Jim Lew try Again Kil'ed Police Ch ef Here In 1801 Man Who Kfled Officer Has Nol Bren Fomid In Pe*lod Of Thirty Years. Interest in a manhunt that has lasted over a ceriou of three decades was revived he_e re cently when Pol'ce thief Pos ton received a tlr» that a negro resembling J'm Lowery was liv ing in a Southern state. Jim Lowery killed Police Clue! Shelt Jones here in IS01, Just 30 years ago. Since that time he ms evaded the law. but scores of times and in scores of places people have thought they had located Lowerv only to have their clues fall through Search in Mobile. In 1908 investigation of a negro living at Mobile Ala., caused many to believe that the negro was Low ery. So closely did the Mobile negro resemble the description of Lowery that two officers and twq men who knew Lowery made the trip to Ala bama. The officers were Police Chief Richards and Fire Chief Roach. The two men accompany.i r them were Will Carroll, of Shelby, and Ed Dorsey, of Fores* City. Car roll was positive the Mobile negro was not Lowery, Dorsey was not so sure about it, but identification was not definite enough to bring the negro here. May Be D^ad. Again hundreds of people in this section reiterated their belief that Lowery would never be caught. A big percentage believe that Lowery, has been dead for years.; Officers are none too enthused ever the latest tip. They’ve been fooled to often in 30 years by sue a tips, but, nevertheless, they are mak ing some investigation. Until he finds out something. Police Chief Poston will not make public the name of the point in trie South where the negro now being investigated lives. The tip came to ! police headquarters here from a [man who knew something about the Jones killing and who had heard the negro in question sav that he was wanted elsewhere for a murder com i mitted many years ago Grover Woman Dise Leaves Large Family Mrs. YV. L. Blackburn Succumbs To Heart Attack. Bury Today At Bethlehem. Mrs. Fannie Blackburn, wife of W. L. Blackburn, prominent farmer of Grover, died Thursday morning at 3:30 o'clock from a heart trouble. She was 38 years of age and was married 20 years ago. Surviving are her husband and eight children: Irene, Clyde. Grier, Violet, Mary Sue, J. B., Edgar and Laura. Three children are dead. Also surviving are one brother, three half brothers and two half si'ters. The funeral took place this after noon, services being conducted by Revs. Dendy and Furcron. She was a faithful member of the Grover ^aptlst church,-having joined 25 vears ago. Interment was at the Bethlehem church cemetery. How Many Cars On Road Here? Is Heaviest Traffic Out Of Shelby To The West or East? 0 On which portion of highway 20 is traffic the heaviest: Be tween Shelby and Kings Moun tain or between Shelby and Mooresboro? Go ahead and take a guess on H before you read further. Most people wil guess that there is more traffic between Shelby and Kings Mountain than between Shtlby and Mooresboro. • Highway Figure*. Such isn’t the case. Over 100 more cars and vehicles travel the portion of the road west of Shelby tha’ the portion to the east. Believe 1' or not, but that’s what the statr highway commi sion’s semi-annual highway census shows. This census was made on Janu ary 7, every vehicle being counted as It passed several designated points in each of the nine highway districts. The highest traffic point in this, the eighth district, was on highway j 10 between Valdese and Connelly i Springs. Nine hundred and eighty eight vehicles passed during the day. The second highest was on high way 20 between Shelby and Moores boro w here 942 vehicles passed. The third high point was between Shel by and Kings Mountain with 825 vehicles. The highest traffic point In the state was between Raleigh and Cary where 3,897 vehicles passed In one day. Pr^sbyterans Get Ready For Services Loyalty Sunday Feb. 8. Noted Blind Minister Coming For Revival. A joint meting of the elders and deacons of the Shelby Presbvterian church designated Sunday, Febru ary 8, as "Loyalty Sunday” for the local congregation. Effort Is being made to enlist the attendance of every member at the Sunday morn ing service. The Sunday school is out for a record attendance. Every member of the church Is being urg ed to give svmoathetic-, cooperation to this soecial program. The united effort on Sunday Is one of many to be made in prepara tion for an evangelistic meeting under the leadershio of Rev. R. G. McLees, D. D.. of Chatham. Va. Dr. Mcl.ees Is regarded as one of the most deeolv spiritual and devotional •ireachers in the southern church. His methods are sane and sensible, tree from serration and objection able features, with no embarrass ment to the converted or the un converted. Everv one who hear3 him will be grinned by the sniritual newer of his message. The date of the meeting is February 22 to March 5. Every organisation in the church is setting itself in order for the coming of this noted blind minister. The religious leaders of the com munity are asked to share the bene fits of this meeting with the Pres ! byterians. Stale Farmers M$y Be Selling Off Too Much Poultry, Hogs In Desire To Get Cash Money Extension Workers At State Believe Planters Too Anxious For Cash Income. Raleigh, Feb. 6.—Farmers of the -,tate have rold off too many brood sows and have depleted their poul try flocks to too great an extent, ac j cording to N. C. State college exten sion workers, who have completed the holding of meetings in practical ly every county of the state since January 6th. Surveys of the various I counties show that farmers have de ' creased the number of brood sows i due to the fact that they did not I visualize the situation; the lack of | proper records seems to have result ed in a decrease in many counties '.of poultry flocks, j It Is regrettable, says the extens ion speciality, that farmers have 1. sold off many brood sows, so as to I get a little cash money, at a time j when corn, now selling at a very low ! price, can be profitably fed to their I ^038 and marketed "in the skin” ' j rather than in the bag. The de , crease in the number of brood sows ! .means that.farmers wi’l deny them I selves of this opoortunitv of making a profit on corn by feeding the grain bp their hogs. This is especially re grettable as hog meat seems to be on an upward trend in price. Extension workers feel that the lecrease in poultry flocks is due largely to the fact that the farmers, who have reduced their flocks, have done so becau~e of the fact that they were not keeping accurate rec ords. As a result, in a majority of cases, they thought that they were not making any money or that they were losing. As a matter of fact ooultry proved to be a profitable farm activity last year for more farmers who did keep records on costs of feeding. Extension workers hope that North Carolina farmers will increa-e their flocks quickly. These workerogurge the keeping of flocks of at least 50 birds, as dem onstrations show that such a flock will pay a small profit. The larger the flock the greater the percentage of profit, these workers state, espec ially if cows are kept by the indi vidual farmer, so that skimmed milk s avai'able as poultry food. Most of the extension workers al io are of the opinion that the ma jority of landlords, oyer the state, (CONTINUED ON PAGE SIGHT.) He Was an Infant During War of 1812 Ben Hodge, of Popular Bluff. Mo., has been living all his 118 years in the same simple surroundings in which he was bom during the day* when the infant United State? was fighting Great Britain the second time. His chief pals are his dog and gun. Mrs. Witherspoon Biirkd Thvrsday Was 13 Years of Age And llad I teen living In Shelby About Ten Year*. The funeral of Mrs. Sarah Fiances Witherspoon was held Thursday aft ernoon at, 3 .30 o’clock with her pas tor, Rev. N. I). Yount, of Bersemer City in charge. Mrs. Witherspoon died at her home on N. LaFayette street Wednesday night at 11 o’clock following a protracted illness from a complication of troubles. Deceased was born and reared in Lincoln county and was 73 years of age at the time of her death. She was married to Joseph Witherspoon in 1892. He died in 1902 and ten years ago she came to Shelby to make her home. Mrs., Witherspoon was a faithful and loyal member of the Lutheran church, a charter member of the local church body. Surviving are three daughters, Mrs. Emery Farris of Shelby, Mrs. Herbert Sigmon of Newton, and Miss Willie W'itherspoon. of Shelby. Six brothers and two sisters also sur vive: Alonzo Lutz of Lincoln coun ty, Benjamin Lutz of Stanley Creek, Andrew Lutz of Belmont, Alfred Lutz of Newton. Sidney Lutz of California, Eli Lutz of Colorado; Mrs. Malinda Houser of Lincolnton. Mrs. Annie Reep of Gastonia. Her mother. Mrs. Rose Ami Lutz is still living at the old homestead near Newton and will be 99 years of age the first of next May. The family has many warm friends and are grateful for the kindness shown them by their neighbors. Tate Sentenced In Murder Trial Cliffsidr Man Goes To Dix Mill For Killing HU Wife. Rutherfordton, Feb. 6.—Geo. Tate, aped 40, former Cliff-ride man was sentenced to the criminal insane de partment of the state asylum at Dix Hill, Raleigh. Wednesday afternoon by Jud"f Hoyle Sink, for the mur der of his wife on October 30, 1930. The case was taken up by the court Monday morning and was concluded Tuesday afternoon. The jury was asked to decide if the defendant was insane at the time of the murder and whether sane or Insane at the present. The decision of the jury was that he was sane at the time ol the murder, but was insane at the present, thereupon he was sentenc ed to the state asylum for criminals. Tate killed his wife at noon on October 30, while she was on her way home from her work at the Cliffside Mills. After shooting her he attempted to take his own life. Joint Meeting Of Vets And Auxiliary Spanish-American Veterans And Relatives Gather Mondav Night. .. A joint meeting of the Spanish American war veterans of Cleveland i county and the Spanish-American auxiliary members will be held Monday night at the court house here at 7:30 o’clock. Officers will be installed at this meeting and former Sheriff Hugh A. Logan, commander of the Junius T. Gardiire camp, urges that all T. Gardner camp, urges that all tend. Operating Now. All the machinery and equipment of the Shelby Dry Cleaning plant has been installed in the firm’s new location, adjoining Bost's bakery on West Marion street, and the plant Is now operating on its regular schedule. Another Bill To Help East \ Retain Power Left* Population But More Senators Proposal of Johnson Seen as Mow to Permit Eastern Carolina To Dominate. ,M. R. Dl'NNAOAK. Star *»«• Itartaa.) Raleigh, Feb. 6.—The clause “and no counts shall be entitled to more, than one senator"- In the bill Intro- j dueed by Senator Rivers D. Johnson of Duplin, Wednesday calling for an, election to change See. 2, article 4; of the constitution, is pointed to by, •westerners as Just another shrewd net hod of keeping the generally! oarsely settled but politically strong ast In the saddle and ward off the atural results of the increasing ipulatlon in the piedmont, and estern sections. That is the only change that would be made in the constitution by the Duplin senator’s bill. The ame provisions as to senators for an equal number of Inhabitants, -ontiguous territory and other fea ures are continued. The present is that "no county shall be divided In the formation of a senate district, unless such county shall be equit ably entitled to two or more sena tors." The latter half of this quota tion is omitted in the Johnson pro nosal and for it is substituted “noj county fhali be entitled to more j than one senator.” Announcement was made several! months ago that, as a result of the ! new census figures, Guilford and I Mecklenburg are entitled to two | senators each, while Durham and! Wake counties, now In districts, are each entitled to one senator. Bun- i combe, Gaston and Roberon already elect one senator each and are due to continue, while Rowan and Pitt counties, now electing a senator each, drop slightly below the i»pu lation average of 63,346 people to the senator. Forsyth misses a new; senator by 15,000 people, and would! doubtless increase to the required number and proportion In another decade. Westerners see M the Johnson Will a desire t oprevent Mecklenburg and1 Guilford, and later Forsyth, antij possibly still later other populous; niedmont counties, from securing their just and proportionate repre sentation in the state senate, in ac cordance with their continued in crease^ in population. This Is one of the measures which, it was predict ed, would be proposed to help the CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT;! To Increase Board At Kings Mountain (Special to The Star.) Kings Mountain. Feb. 6.—A bill providing for an increase in the membership of the Kings Mountain school board from three to five members is to be introduced at an early date. The local school board is proposing the increase In order that East Kings Mountain may have representation on the board. The proposed legislation' provides also that the treasurer of the school fund be* bonded to an amount of five thousand dollars or more and requires that school funds be paid into the hands of the school treas urer at stated intervals. A petition for the enactment of the above legislation has been sign ed by the local school board, the mayor, and members of the city council and placed tn the hands of Mr. Edwards, representative from this county. Mr. Beam Heme After Hospital Experience Mr. D. A. Beam has been dis missed from the Shelby hospital and now at his home on N. Washington street. He was a, patient at the hos pital for four weeks undergoing treatment and is very much improv ed. his many friends will be pleased to learn. Clint Newton Again Confined To Bed J. Clint Newton, county attorney, who Is suffering with a peculiar kidney trouble, is again confined to his bed at his home on W, Marion street. Mr. Newton has been In in tense pain and unable to be at his I office for several days. | Large jioot Owl Caught At Hollis C. J. Irvin, of Hollis Route 1. was exhibiting in Shelby one of the largest hoot owls ever seen in this section. It measured 54 inches from tip to tip of the wing and was es timated to be about 20 years of age. j |lt was captured recently. J Mussolini at Wheel L Benito Mussolini haa Jong been < noted as an auto driver in Italy. He is shown above at the wheel of his high-powered racing road ster, a picture that gain* new in terest because of stories recently published alleging to confirm , the fact that the Italian Dictator killed a child while driving. It i was such a story that led to in stituting the court-martial of Brigadier-General Smedley But ler. Involve Corporation Commission In Trials Centering On Failure Of Six Rutherford County Banks One Witness On Stand AH Day Yesterday. Hoey Handles Defense Case. Kutberfardton. Feb. 6.—The folowlng men were drawn as a jury from the special venire of tiO citizens brought from Cleve land county for the hank trials in superior court here: E. L. Holland, J. B. Hamrick. A. J. Dedmon, J. E. Randall. Tom Cornwell, Grady McSwaln, C. It. Wright, James B. Horn, A. P. Ramsey, Grady Wflsuu, E. G. Roberts and D. L, Martin. Rutherfordton. Feb. 6.—'The trial of five defendants of yie defunct Rutherford County Bunk and Trust Co.—J. L. Taylor, president: W. B. Walker, cashier: and K. 8. Tanner. S. E. Elmore and T. F. Oats— wept forward here all day yesterday be fore Judge Hoyle Sink. Dr. John B. Biggs. liquidating agent, was on tire stand all day. Solicitor J. W. Pleas led the ques tioning for the state until noon, while Clyde R. Hoey. attorney for the defendants, cross-examined the witness all n/ternoon. When Solicitor Pless asked the witness if the bank was insolvent when he took charge, an hour’s ar gument followed by attorneys of both sides as to what constitutes in solvency. Commission Scored. Charles W. Ttllett of Charlotte, one of the attorneys for the defend ants, argued that the bank waft re norted solvent by the state, cor •roration commission when it was examined December 4. 1829. by state bank examiners, two months before It closed. Mr. Tillett read the law snecifying the duties of the cor nm atlon commlrslon. Solicitor Pless replied that: he was ready to help prosecute the state "orporation commission if it was guilty of violating the law and that evening if It did violate the law such Rutherford Bandit Get* Good Licking Would-Be Highway Bobber Knock- ■ fd Out When He Starts HI* Stunt. 1 Rutherford ton, Feb. 0.—A would be highway bandit received a rude shock and the worst end of a free for-all scuffle Friday night on high way No. 181 near here, when two farmers of the Westminster section of the county, who had given him a lift, refused to be cowed In the ap proved manner when he attempted lq hold them up with a gun. The farmers. Lee Freeman and Ernest MeCurry, were returning home in a wagon when a young man waved them down for a ride, 'they took him on and hud gone- but a short distance when the bold high wayman pulled out a pistol and de manded money. Acting with lightning-like speed MeCurry landed a blow with his fist on the "bad man’s" head and knocked him out of the wagon. Freeman jumped on the ingrateful hitch-hiker, knife in hand, and in flicted a few scratches in u spirited scuffle. Tlie amateur gunman, afraid for his life, finally managed to strug gle free, and, fled with winged feet inspired of terror. Although a search was made later, the would-be des perado was not apprehended. action did not excuse the defend ants from violating It. Insolvent Before Close. Dr. Biggs said the bunk was in ' olvent when he took charge March 24, 1930, also that if. was insolvent February 1, 1930, and January 25. 1930. Reports of bank examiners for the '•ear 1928 of the bank was read and discussed in court. Signatures of of ficials who sinned statements were Identified. Notes and collateral of the defendants were also read. Dowell Warns That School Bill Will Bring Sales Tax That Will Touch Everyone And Hit The Poor ; Would Impose Burden. He Says. On Those Least Able To Pay. Raleigh, Feb. 4.—A general sales tax on everything and touching ft? eiybody, Imposing the greatest bur - den on those least able to pay it is almost sure to result if the gen eral assembly goes ahead with its effort to provide enough revenue to support the six months school term without any tax on property, ac cording to Willard Dowell, secreutv of the North Cnrolini Merchants! association. “I am in favor of helping the schools all we can and the mer chants of the state have been and still are in favor of schools and edu cational progress.” said Mr. Dowell. "But we do not believe that busi ness and industry should be cripple ! or penalized by having to bear the complete burden of he cost of the six months school term, as would be the case if the MacLean bill should be put Into effect. Business and industry has been bearing its share of the cost of the schools in the state and is willing to continue to do so. But we do not think that the complete cost of the six months ! term should be put cn busino .; j merely to relieve property." In order to provide the $15,000,000 to $18,000,000 additional revenue for the state to take over the 6 mon*h.s school term, a substantial sales tax on virtually everything sold in tne state will have to be imposed. Mr. Dowell believes, And because + ht> sales tax imposes its greatest Dur den on the poorer people least vale to pay it, this would again put tne burden of the tax back on those in tended to benefit from the reducJ n. in taxes on land. Wlilie a sales tax is paid by the purchasers and consumers, it at 'he same time greatly adds to the over head costs of the merchants, since it necessitates much additional book keeping and account Ir.g which vDo is generally passed on to the pub- S lie. So the result is that the pub- ( lie in reality pays a double tax. “The worst part or it is that a sales tax Is unjust and unfair and imposes its greatest burden nnc-n those least^able to pay it, while a. the same time *t pe*,-’izes business and makes higher prices to the on - sumer inevitable.” Mr. McDowell said Try To Solve Mystery Find In River Here Suit Case, Bloody Garments Found F<»u! Way Suspected By Officers After Finding Ciothinf Of \\otnan. Th«' finding Sunday in See nnd Broad river of n suit cav1 containing feminine apparel and a blond'’- sheet resulted in a fruitless four days’ effort on the part of local officers to tnlhoni what officers believe to be foul play, it was announced lodov by Sheriff trvir Allen. The mysterious suit case was found, wedged between two rocks in lie river a short distance below Weaver bridge, by J. W. Gantt, of he Pleasant Hill section. Mr, Gantt informed officers of the find and >lnce tiiat time the river as well ns adjoining sections have been search 'd with the Idea that a- body might 9e found. No Definite Clue. ft was admitted at the sheriff's office today that no definite clue to crUne could be found and that • "'re w as no sound basis upon which to suspect that a murder had been committed. Officers, however, are of the opinion that something of a shady nature was transacted In "• u section Saturday night. Public an nouncement of the rinding of .he suit case was made with the hopw o! unearthing something that might aid officers in their efforts to solve the mystery. The suit case contained a woman’s pajamas, bloofhers, silk hose, bed room slippers, face powders, soap, oranges, tangerines and peanuts, a bloody new sheet and rubberised cloth The sheet was very bloody but the other articles, with the exception of one that was stained, were imma ,u late At first officers were of the opinion that an infant had been made away with, but they cannot understand why the packed suit case should have been tossed in the river. Wrappers oh some of the elath'ng bore the firm names of Belk’s and Efird’a stores, while the peanuts w ere in a package that bore the ad dress of some “-burg, South Car olina." The first part of the name of the city was tom away and the package may have come from Blacksburg or Spartanburg. App al Webb’s Indian Rating Derision Holding Lands Of Chero kee Indians Taxable To Higher Court. Washington. Feb. 0.—Hie Indian bureau has indicated It will recom mend to Secretary Wilbur that the decision of United States Judge E. V. Webb of the western district of North Carolina, holding Cherokee Indian land taxable, be appealed. The Indian bureau’s recommen dation would be submitted, if ap proved, to the department of justice, which would pro-eeute the appeal. Judge Webb in a recent opinion handed down at Shelby, declared that the act of congress passed in 1924, holding the land untaxable, w as unconstitutional. Approximately 60,000 acres in Swain, Jackson and Monroe coun ties are affected witli back taxes to taling approximately $75,000. Wallop And Girl On Kiwan*'s Program The attendance committee had charge of the Kiwanls program last night and the entertainment was furnished by Rev. H. E. Waldrop and his daughter, Miss Ruth Wal drop of the Boiling Springs Junior college faculty. Mr. Waldrop spoke briefly on the fellowship and under standing which men get in contact with each other. Miss Waldrop gave two delightful readings. The at tendance Is holding up well with the club and a good program is in store for next week. °’*an>on Child Dies Of Pneumonia Here Peggy Joyce, three week old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. J. Worth Branton, died Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at the home of the child’s grandfather Mr. Clarence McMurry or Sumter street where Mr. and Mrs. Branton make their home. The little child developed double pneu monia and was sick only a short while. Funeral services were held this morning at 10 o’clock from the residence by Dr. Zeno Wall and tt>~ fcerenmt was in Sunset cemetery.