North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXXVII, No. 28
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Rain Saturday,
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Increasing cloudiness, fol
lowed by rain Saturday and prob
ably in northwest portion tonight.
Somewhat warmer tonight.
55-Hour Week,
Raleigh. March 6.—The senate
yesterday passed a bill to reduce
the Norib Carolina working week
from 60 to 55 hours, a measure spon
sored by the textile interests as well
as those interested in welfare leg
islation. The fight on the bin cen
tered around the fart that it, like
the present law, allows a male over
18 to make a written contract to work
longer than. 55 hours, a similar pro
vision, with regard to men over 21,
being Included in the present 00
hour law.
Named; Removes
Advisory Group
Cline Was Member
Of Old Body
Supplants County Advisory Com
mission On Which Cleveland
Man Served.
Raleigh, March 6.-~The local
government finance commission -
the first new state department to
be organized by the 1931 general as
sembly—is now to function
The bill creating’ the commission
which replaces the present county
go' ernment advisory commission,
has been ratified and Wednesday
Governor Gardner announced its di
rector and a commission of five,
Charles M, Johnson, of Raleigh,
who was executive secretary of the
county advisory commission,- was
named director of the new body.
The commissioners are H. F Huf
fy, of Salisbury, Rowan county
commissioner; Earl B. Horner, may
or of BurUngton; J. W. Wtnbome,
Marion attorney; K. O. Burgwyn.
Vvilmington attorney, and N. G. Gai
ther, Elizabeth City banker.
Whereas the old county advisory
commission has supervisory powers
over all local government units of
the state—Including cities. Mr. A. E.
Cline, chairman of the Cleveland
county commissioners, was a mem
ber of the county advisory commis
sion which ended its service with
the establishment of the mor’ com
prehensive commission.
Air bond issues and tax anticipa
tion notes must be approved by it
and sold at Raleigh,
State Bill Takes
Off County School
Taxes In Cleveland
Counties May Retain Some Kor Ex
tended Terms Over Length
Six Months.
The state-wide School bill where-)
by school expenses will be secured j
from sources other than land ex-1
cept for a limited amount will re-!
move 44 1-2 cents levy for six.
months schools in Cleveland county. j
The new plan will remove from the
tax books of North Carolina coun
ties levies ranging from 80 cents in
Currituck county to 24 cents in
Forsyth, if the state taxes over sup
port of the six months school.
./ Many counties, however, are not
xpected to eliminate the entire tax,
using part of it for extended term
Senator Rivers Johnson, of Duplin,
estimates state support of the six
months school will result in an aver
age decrease of 30 cents per $100
valuation in the rate.
Bill For Hosoital
Aid Now In Senate
Would Empower Trustees Of .Shelby
Hospital To Arrange For
Duke Fund.
A bill was introduced in i he state
senate yesterday by Senator Peyjon
McSwaln which would give trustees
of the Shelby hospital power to
make needed arrangements for se
curing an appropriation from the
Duke hospital fund.
No specific plan, it is understood,
is outlined in the bill other than to
enable the hospital trustees to take
what action necessary, if they deem
it advisable, to meet the require
ments for receiving aid from the
fend. •'
Miss lever Recites.
The feature of the Rotary club
iuncheon at the Hotel Charier, at
12:30 was a program of recitations
by Miss Carobel Lever. Officials of
the club state that one of the most
interesting programs of the year is
being planned for next Friday’s
Bolton At Elizabeth.
Dr. R. L. Bolton will preach at the
Elizabeth church Saturday morn
riF at 11 o’clock.
Not To Finish
Road For Year
S. C. Side To Be Hard
Delegation Seeks Completion Of
Job. Road Work Deferred
A hard surface highway will not
' hntf Shelby and Gaffney before
[ March T, next year,
i Highway 18 from Shelby .to the
[south Carolina line was completed
[some time ago with -the untterstrtid
ing that it would be met by a simi
lar road from the South Carolina
The following from The Gaffney
Ledger tells of the decision to com
plete the road from Buffalo to the
line by next spring
“After wrangling most of the day
over the question, the county com
j missioners in monthly session here
voted to complete the grading of the
connecting link from Buffalo to the
North Carolina line on the road to
Shelby, by March 1. 1932. This ac
tion was taken after the commis
sioners in a body went to Spartan
burg and held a conference with
Charles O. Hearon. chairman of the.
state highway commission, who told
the county officials that the state
will surface the highway from Gaff
ney to the Cleveland county line
whenever the grading is finished
"A delegation headed by Mayor V.
If Lipscomb, of Gaffney, It E.
Johnson, secretary of the Chamber
of Commerce, Mr. Bettis, of Earl,
! and others, had appeared before the
j commissioners during the Mbrning
(to urge the early completion of the
me mouon -to auwwm: u.c
work by March 1 of next year was
offered by J. E. Humphries, Morgan!
township commissioner.- and was
seconded by J. M. Greene, White
Plains township representative. The
motion carried over the opposition
of J. N. Lipscomb and T. L. Neal,
Limestone and Cherokee 'township
Mel ees Services
Ended Last Night
Great Good Kesnlt From Meeting.
New Members Added To
The series of evangelistic services
be ing conducted at the Shelby Pres
byterian church by Dr. R. G. Mc
Lees, of Chatham. Va., came to an
end last night.
The able preaching ol the elo
quent and forceful blind minister
brought gratifying results. There
Fere a number of conversions and
reconsecrations, while new members
were added to the Presbyterian
church and to other churches Of
the city. The large congregations
who heard Dr. McLees during the
series of services rank hint as one of
the outstanding ministers they have
ever heard.
Newton, Dover Better
The condition of Attorney J, Clint
NCwton who has been citicaliy i'a for
seme time, was considered a little
improved today. Ke remains ser
iously sick, however.
Mr. Jack Dover, well known textile
mill official, who recently under
vent an operation at the Shelby
hospital was also said to be bettei
shame Drives Her to Death
Benita Bischoff (above) for •
six days and nights bore the
shame which was hers when she
learned of the lar d life that was
her mother's, Vivian Gordon,
who died by strangling on the
eve of her appearance as a vice
witness in New York. The
shame was too much for little
Benita, 16 years old, who wrote
in her diary: “I can’t face the
world anv longer. I’m going to
end it alL So she joined her
mother tn death through suicide
in Audubon, a suburb of Cam
den, N. J,, where she turned
on the gas in her father’s homo.
; New Democratic Senators Give
Strength To Party; Bailey Is
Lauded As Contest Is Started
Veteran Finds
Way To Spend
A Bonus Check
Charlie Parks, colored, who
served with the famous Tenth
Cavalry. Was the first Cleve
land county ex-service man to
draw his bonus check this
week after the bill passed the
senate. Charlie drew $500,50.
Asked what he intended to do
with it, he said that he would
put it in "Mister Charlie's
bank” until he found some
way to use it.
He found the other way
Wednesday when he married
William Lineberjrer’s cook. The
cook, much elated over her
victory, immediately deserted
her work to help Charlie make
use of it.
Only Few Veterans
Have Their Checks
Only a few Cleveland county ex
service men, not over a half dozen
have received their bonus checks as
yet, it was stated today by Tom
Abernethy, adjutant of the Warren
Hoyle American Legion past.
Checks have been received by two
or three veterans whose applications
were sent in immediately after the
loan bill passed. Others it is pre
sumed are being held back by the
great number of applications going
in. It is expected, however, that the
next week will see a large number
of checks coming into the county
World war veterans of the county
are continuing to send in their ap
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^ 'Meram
The Star’s circulation of over
5,000 gives Shelby the distinction
of being the 12th city in North
Carolina in newsaper circulation.
Only in 11 other cities hi N. C.
do the newspapers of those cities
exceed the circulation of The
Star, There are over 200 weekly,
semi-weekly and daily news
papers in North Carolina and
The Star ranks 15th in circula
tion among them all.
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Carolinian Not Disturbed By Pritch
ard Contest. Part Of Big
Washington. Mar. 0.—“I am not
disturbed and see no reason for
any one else to be," was the
only comment Senator Josiah
W. Bailey of North Carolina
would offer Thursday concern- |
ing the contest Instituted
against him by Representative
George M, Pritchard, his de
feated republican opponent in !
the senatorial election of last
The eleventh-hour filing of the]
contest with the senate was the j
outstanding incident in connection
with the closing of the 71st con
gress, as far as North Carolina is
concerned. That the contest might
be initiated had been forecast some
time ago, but the fact that .notice
had hot been filed had led many]
to believe that Pritchard had aban
doned the idea/
Brilliant Galaxy.
Washington, Mar 6.—When the
senate at noon Wednesday took in
to its official family James F. Bym
I es of South Carolina, to succeed the
fiery Cole Blease; Josiah William
Bailey, in the place of the old-tim
er Simmons, who went down to de
feat last summer; Cordell Hull of
Tennessee, in the place of the fillin
man—Brock-—it added to its rolls a
trio of members who are destined to
shine lustily/in the history of the
upper house of congress. If there Is
added to this the brilliant legal
mind of Walter F. George of Geor
gia, It will be difficult since the
days of Joel W. Bailey of Texas, Al
bert J. Beveridge of Indiana and
others to find their equal!
' It took a wonderful man in many
respects, a superhuman man on the
stump, to defeat the resourceful
Blease. but it w-as done by Byrnes.
He comes to the senate with 14
“Must Keep Sick
Children At Home”
Says Health Officer
Roseola On Increase. Parent# Warn
ed To Observe Quarantine
‘‘Parents of school children In
Shelby and over the county must
are warned that unless these rules
keep sick children out ot school,"
Dr. D, F. Moore, county physician
stated today.
There art many eases of Germ? n
rrea^es, or roseola, In Shelby and
over the county now and tho epi
demic Is on the Increase, the coun
ty physician says, because sick chil
dren are being permitted to go cn
to school. The law says that these
children must be quarantined for at
least a week and under no condi
tion should go into a school room
when they have a contagious dis
ease of any type. The spread of the
epidemic can be halted, it Is said,
by the proper observation of the
quarantine regulations, and parents
observe the quarantine laws and
are followed it will be necessary to
enforce them
! 11 1 1 -
Uproar Staged
At Democratic
Meet Over Ram
Raskob Plan Start*
Fiery Fight.
Senators Kobinson And Morrison
Criticise Chairman, Smith
Is Cheered.
Washington. March (V—The pro
hibition powder keg exploded today!
at the meeting of the Democratic |
national committee.
It tore asunder the Democratic
standardbearers of 1928 and left j
party workers groping for the roar!:
of harmony to which final pleas of
the meeting beckoned.
Chairman Haskob touched off the
spark with presentation of a plat
form for the committee's considera-j
tion w hich called for state liquor I
control, among other tilings.
Koblnson Lead* Battle.
Senator Robinson, of Arkansas, the
•mining mate of Alfred E. Smith In
1928, took the platform to roar his
‘repudiation*' of the Raskob plat
form and his violent opposition to
'bringing to the front a controversy
hat will divide the party."
Alfred E. Smith, smiling through
most of the row, came to the front
hi response to a plea from the floor
and took Robinson to task for
•Jumping all over Raskob" because
he had presented his own views.
Finally the veteran. James M.
Cox, presidential nominee of 1920,
came forward with an appeal for
consideration of the differences of
the north and the south on prohibi
tion and for a united front.
Leave Meeting Smiling.
Roars and hisses resounded as (he
prohibition furore reached Its
height but the Democratic hosts
left the meeting smiling and re
lieved. Pleas for unity against the
common enemy were the keynote of
the past-meeting discussions.
It was Representative Mary T.
Norton, of New Jersey, who walked
resolutely to the platform to answer
Robinson after he In thunderous
tones criticized Raskob for “need
lessly injecting” the prohibition is
sue Into the party at this time.
Mrs. Norton insisted the women
wanted modification of prohibition
and accused Robinson of “changing
his position” since she nominated
hlin as the running mate of Smith
In 1928.
Senator Morrison of North Caro
Gets Sentence For
Stealing Sack Meal
Negro Given 60 Days.. Young Negro
Girls Steal Pair Of
Gradj? Catlin, young negro man.
was given a 60-days road term In
county court this morning on the
charge ol stealing a sack of cotton
seed meal at the Southern Cotton
Oil plant here. He was arrested
yesterday by Police Chief Poston
and Deputy Bob Kendrick. The
theft took place Wednesday night.
Minor thefts are numerous about
tlie city. Wednesday Chief Poston
caught two young negro girls, Es
telle Carruthers and May Poston
after, it is alleged, they stole a pair
o‘ shoes at the Miller-Jones store.
The girl who had the shoes left the
store and started to run witn one
of the store employes after her. Aft
er a chase of almost a block the po
lice chief came to his aid and nab
bed the fleeing girl. The shoes were
recovered and In court the girls,
both about 13, were given a warn
Catch Fugitive.
Will Lovelace, who it Is alleged
made his getaway from a still tr. No.
5 township when two others were
arrested some time ago, was caught
this week in Lincoln county by Dep
uties Buren Dedmon and John
Hord. In county, court he was given
a six months sentence yesterday.
No Kiwanis Held.
The weekly meeting of the Shelby
Kiwanis club scheduled to be held
last night was called off because of
the evangelistic services at the
Presbyterian church.
Shelby Winner
Of First Game
The Shelby Ilighs won tlielr
first game in the State colllcge
high school basketball tourna
ment at Raleigh this morning,
defeating Mt. Airy 12 to 9. This
information came In a wire from
Coach Tilden Falls.
Tonight at t o’clock the Shel
by quint plays Tacoma In the
second round of the Class *
Girls Compete
For Honors In
Webb Contest
High school Kiris representing-.
Cleveland county high sfli-t1'
It was stated today, thirteen
will compete at the Central high
school auditorium tonight (or
the annual Selma Webb recita
tion medal.
This contest for girls of the coun
ty Is to them the same top r" ant
•vent as the annual Clyde It. lloey
oratorical contest for high school
boys held last week.
Name Essay Winner.
In addition to the recitation con
test tonight the winner of the Felmn
Webb essay contest, another annual
event, will be announced
Sentenced For
Unusual Charge
Prisoner At County Home And Pals
Tried For Getting Orunk,
Taking Clothes.
Four young white men of Cttj
ear were given three months sen
tences each in county court Wed
nesday on the charges of receiving
and possessing stolen goods and be
ing drunk.
The unusual feature of the affair
was that the quartet Was charged
with being drunk at the county
home for the aged and infirm
where one of the four, Hugh Brit
tain, is serving a sentence. The good;
they were charged with receiving
and possessing belonged to another
prisoner on the county home farm
According to the eveiaence Mar
vin Brittain, Preston and Hubert
Mull visited Hugh Brittain at tlic
county home. After they had de
parted a suit and an overcoat were
missed. A search led to the arrest of
all four on both charges. County
Judge Maurice Weathers says that
the young men did not deny having
the missing clothing, but said they
wen bo intoxicated when they pick*
ed the clothing up they did not
realize what they were doing.
The Brittains, it Is understood,
appealed their sentence.
Hugh Brittain, It will be remem
bered, was acquitted In superior
court on a charge developing In con
nection with the fatal injury re
ceived by Deputy Sanford Pruett
when Brittain’s car ran over him
while the deputy and other officer?
were attempting to halt the car to
search for whiskey. The charge was
thrown out of court by the presid
ing Judge who said Brittain had no
way of telling who the officers were
and, therefore, was following his
personal rights In attempting to get
away. He was convicted on another
liquor charge, however, and the
sentence Imposed for that convic
tion Is the one he was serving Sat
urday week ago when the charges
above developed.
Case Held Open.
In county coqrt yesterday evid
ence In the arson charge against A.
T. Bridges was heard, Judge Weath
ers reserving decision until Thurs
day of next week.
W. O. W. Dance.
The W. O. W. dance will be Sat
urday night at their hall on West
Graham street at 8:30 o’clock. The
public Is Invited to come and enjoy
both round and square dancing.
Chain Gang, Highway
Road Forces To End
New Highway Bill Will Abolish No. 6 Con
vict Force And 10 Township Road Groups
On July 1. Will Turn Much Equipment On
Market. State May Take It.
On Wednesday .Inly 1, due to the passage of the Card*
tver highway bill whereby the State takes over all county
road Systems, the No. (> township chaingang will be abolish
ed and the work of :v,] road commissioners and road forces
in the eleven township of the county will be ended.
“Heart Breaker”
Miss Virginia Kilbourne (above)
; sophomore at Louisiana State Uni
versity, has been elected “biggest
heart breaker" by her 2,000 class
mates. Miss Kilbourne is a brun
ette and insists she ha» never
cracked a single heart, although
she admits sending several boy ad
mirers on their way.
Gregg Speaker For
Legion Meet Here
Fortner State Commander Coming
w February 14. Yount Also
To Attend.
Attorney R. Gregg Cherry, of
Gastonia, former commander of the
American Legion in North Carolina,
will be the principal speaker at the
Legion mass meeting to be held in
8helby at the court house Saturday
night, March 14
AU ex-service men of all v.vr3,
auxiliary members and the genera!
public are invited to attend
Russell Yount, of Newton, district
Legion official, also plans to be
It was hoped to have Senator J.
W. Bailey as a speaker but another
speaking date will prevent his com
ing, Commander W. 8. Beam of the
Legion post has been informed.
Martin In Legion
Contest This Eve
Lyman Martin. Lattimore high
school student, will represent the
American Legion posts of Cleveland
county in the annual district legion
oratorical contest tonight fct L*n
colnton. Mr. A. E. Cline, county aud
itor, is one of the judges in the con
Gardner Future Depends On
Reorganization Success; To
Make Him Outstanding Leader
Tax Reduction Seen In Highway
Bill To Give Shelby Man
Big Following.
Charlotte, Feb. 6.—Governor O.
Max Gardner’s political future in
North Carolina was a matter of
speculation among politicians here
today, but with most of them ad
mitting that as yet they are too
close to the fuss and furore of the
governor's revolution in state gov
ernment to properly gauge what is
to come.
They were in agreement on the
point that his future popularity de
pends wholly upon the favor or lack
of favor which North Carolina ac
cords to the new ideas after they
have been subjected to actual opera
From that view the governor then
has the chance of being North Car
olina’s outstanding political leader,
with a personal following which
will almost make bis word law in
politics. On the other hand, he has
the chance of any degree of poli
tical prestige on down to zero, with
the Democratic party and himself
going out of power.
With the Democratic party possi
bly to be Involved in the state's
final attitude on the governmental
reorganization, partisans were de
veloping keen Interest In the future
Conservative thinkers, however,
were not inclined to go to either ex
treme. Most of them were of the
opinion that in the North Carolina
public there will be a great deal of
pleasure mixed with a great deal of
disappointment at the practical op
eration of the new methods, and
that Governor Gardner's name will
stand for a long while and increas
ingly as {laving performed a great
service to the state, but that in the
immediate future his fight, if he
makes one. will be against bitter op
position of hundreds, even thous
ands, of those in public affaire
whose fortunes have been affected
adversely by the reorganization.
Whatever move the governor makes
for a test of his standing in the
County and township officials ar#
not yet certain bus to the details ot
itoposlng ot equipment now being
used in the tl road systems of tha
county, but due to an amendment to
the highway bill there is a probab
ility that township and county ma
chinery and equipment Will be taken
aver or purchased by the new/stata
Many Workers,
The regular road forces in thd
varlouS townships of the county,
other than the 60 convicts on tha
No. 6 gang, total around 30 men.
Practically every township In tha
county with the exception of one or
two work regular forces on their
roads. Alter July 1 it will be necea
. ary for these men to seek other
work. The annual payroll of thesa
road, forces in the county total*
around $29,000.
Much Equipment.
A big quantity of road machinery,
and equipment will also be ready
for disposal then.unless taken over
by the state.
It is estimated that there ara
around 17 tractors, 15 trucks, many
drags, road machines and wheelers
now being used on the roads of tha
Takes Off Taxes.
The. new system at the same tima
will eliminate a big portion of tha
road taxes now levied In varying
proportions in the 11 townships.
Hereafter no county road tax, or
township road tax is to be levied*
but enough tax, of course, will re
main in the various township road
districts to take care of outstanding
indebtedness and interest.
The passage of the state-wide bill
brings to the No. 6 commissioner*
the relief they have been seeking.
Some time ago the commissioners of
this township stated that they
could not continue to maintain tha
chalpgang as It was too expensive
for the work done.
After July 1, it Is understood, all
prisoners sentenced In the county
will be sentenced to the state pri
son and then seftt out to the vorioufl
district road camps.
Plan Banquet For
Celebrating Park
At Kings Mountain
Judge Webb, Who Started Move*
ment for National Park, To
Be A Guest.
Charlotte, Peb. 6.—Tentative plant)
have been inaugurated for a ban
quet to celebrate the passage by tha
United States senate of an approp
riation of $225,000 for establishment
of a national park at the Kings
Mountain battle field by Clarence O.
Kuester of Charlotte, who served as
chairman of the Kings Mountain
sesqulcentennial celebration last Oc
Date for the dinner has not been
set. It is probable that Judge E. ?,
Webb, who as congressman 15 years
ago started the movement for the
park; Representative Charles A.
Jonas, Representative-elect A. U
Bulwinkle, Senator Cameron Mor
rison, Senator Cole Blease, Repres
entative W. 9! Stevenson, of South
Carolina, Mrs. R, M. Bratton of
York, regent of the Kings Mountain
D. A. R. chapter; and Dr. J. B.
1 Johnson, mayor of Rock Hill, will be
i invited to participate In the pro*
I gram. They have all been very ac
itive in support of the measure.
The national recognition of the
j battlefields importance gained in
| last year’s celebration is believed to
| have climaxed the efforts of legts
! lators and to have aided in securing
j passage of the bill in the senate.
Dr. Bolton Will
Preach On Sunday
! Georgia Minister In County In In
terest of Boiling Springs
College. *
j Dr. R. L. Bolton, of Mercer uni
j versity, for years field representative
{of the Southern Baptist seminary,
I will preach Sunday evening, at
7:30, at the First Baptist chureii.
HI? subject will be “The Only Way
The visiting minister is in this
county in connection wtth the emer
gency fund to pay pressing oblis.i
tions Ht Bdling Springs college

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