North Carolina Newspapers

    VUL. XXX Vll, No. 31
SHKt.UV, N. C,
FRIDAY, MAR. 13, 1031
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons
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10 PAG£S
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Cotton, per lb._... 10c np
Cotton seed, per bus re] ... ._..33i
Warmer Weather.
Today’s North Carolina Wea'hci
Report: Fair with slowly rising: tem
perature In southwest tonight. Sat
urday increasing, cloudiness and
Next President.
Washington, Marchs 13.—The ".'in
ference of political independents fo
cused its attention on the 1932 • ,ec
identlal race in its closing hours
yesterday, with a demand bv .Sena
tor Norris for the election • f a
"Progressive President.” Kejc-ting
President Ildover as a "power 'rust”
man. the Nebraska Republican alro
gave notice to the Democrats that a
candidate chosen on the tlatft.rm
offered by Chairman Raskob '.could
not do.
Pay Money To
Boiling Springs
Junior College
Mow the Battle Goes in the Special
Campaign For Boiling
Springs College.
A great Christian college for this
section Is already assured. That Boil
ing Springs Junior college will he a
success and the school continue to
grow as a permanent Chrlst'an in
stitution and in favor with the peo
ple of our section, is no longer »,
question in the mind of anyone out
has become a vivid realization. The
Baptist churches of this section have
been and are underwriting the -thoOJ
lit their annual budgets. People are
in the field raising money each div
for the present emergency fund. The
people in Boiling Springs nmedi
ate community are showing a sacri
ficial co-operation, as well as a great
number of individual and chur flier
over this territory of the oounory.
The following donations have been
made to Boiling Borings allege
since March 1st, the beginning of the
special campaign in the interest of
the college
E. B. Hamrick and Solon Gr 'cn,
52 566.66.
Professor O. P. Hamrick and Mrr.
Hamrick $800.00.
Professor J. D. Huggins, $3f>0.00
C. E. Hamrick. $333.33.
Dr. and Mrs. J. D. Wood, $310.
G. M Green, $223.33
Rev. C. C. Mattheny. $1251)0
Professor ar,d Mrs. W. C. Lynch
$110.00. %
Mrs. h. M. Rich, $125.00.
Miss Gertie Green, $75.00.
S. B. Wilson, Elizabeth .tanrchi
Miss Etta h. Curtis, $60.00.
.Miss Edna Hamrick, $30.
G. D. McSwatn, $33.43.
R. J. Hamrick, $14.00,
J. B. Hamrick, $18.73.
Mrs. J. M. Walker, $25.00.
Mrs. J. R. Green, $30.00.
These amounts total $5,479.74 All J
of the above contributions, with the!
exceptions of three, Lattimore Bap
tist church, Rev. Mattheny. Forest
City, and S. B. Wilson, Elizabeth
church, came from members of. the
faculty and residents at Boiling
Springs. Other contribution, h
been made by individuate and
churches in other sections „f this
part of the country. These other con
iributions Will be published it a
later article.
Has RMit Hea
In Farm Program
Prosperity Will Come to artncr
When He Lives at Home.
8 Cent Cotton.
If the fanners of Cleveland county
desire the return of prosperity, “the
only thing for them to do is to "raise
their own hog and hominy.' That's
the view of Z. R. Walker, well known
farmer who is practising vwiat he
“This year,” he says, “l am having
my tenants sow wheat and oats,
plant com and make their heme sup
plies for next year. We farmers hid
better do that if we do jiot want *o
take eight cents for our cofclcn rext
fall. If all of Our farmers viil do
that it will cut cotton acreage 20
to 25 percent, and well be 'ivin-t at
home at the same time.”
How To L;ve
At Home?
How much corn should be
produced for home consump
tion by the average Cleve’and
county farm family? How
much wheat, potatoes, meat,
poultry, vegetables and milk?
In Monday’s Star an article
by K. W. Shoffner, county
farm agent, based on agricul
tural statistics, will tell .iust
how many acres should be
planted In each crop is order
to enable one person to really
live at borne. The table may
be used for sh-w'ng the ne
cessary acreage for a family
of any size.
Young Farmer
i Kills Himself
i Near Polkvilie
i .
Coy Price Takes His
Life With Gun
Lived Just Across Line In Ruther
ford. Rut Suicide Was In
A double-barrel shotgun and a
j forked stick early Wednesday night
ended what financial trouble Coy
Price, 25-year-old Golden Valley
farmer, had in this world. Price
killed hiiAself.
The young farmer, who lived just
across the line in the Golden Valley
section of Rutherford county, had
been worrying tor several <H.s over
financial matters, according to Cor
oner Roscoe hutz who conducted an
investigation of the death.
Threatened Suicide.
Wednesday afternoon, his wife
said, he threatened to kill himself
[ and secured his shotgun and walk
ed into the yard. She managed to
[get the gun away from him, but
about 6 o’clock he left the hous?
and started walking through the
woodsxThe terror-stricken wife be
gan a search for him, and failing to
find him she called upon her neigh
bors for aid.
Body Is Found.
A little more than two hours lat
er, shortly after 8 o’clock, his body
was found by Guy Waters lying by
the side of a small bridge in the
Moriah community of Cleveland
county. Young Waters was eu
route to Shelby when he discovered
the body about 200 yards from the
home of Price's brother and about1
three miles from his own home. Pre
sumably he had jur.t about had time
to walk from his home to that spot
just above Polkvllle and shoot him
self before, the discovery was made.
Investigation revealed that he sat
down on the bridge, stuck the butt
Of the shotgun in the ground and j
used a forked stick to di.charge one |
barrel. The load of shot struck him
in the body just below the heart.
Funeral Yesterday.
Funeral services were conducted
yesterday at Mt. Zion church where
the young man had been a loyal
and energetic church worker. lie
was very popular in the community
near the border line of the two
counties and his tragic death was a
shock to that section.
He is survived by his wife, who
tvas Miss Odell Brackett, daughter
of J. W. Brackett, prior to marriage,
and by five young children. A broth
er and three sisters in this county
also survive.
Mrs. Edley Ivester
Dies In Upper County
Widow of E. M. Ivester Buried To
day at Casar Baptist
Mrs. E, M. Ivester died Thursday
morning at her home in upper No.
9 town:hip at the age of 73 years
and was buried this morning at
Casar Baptist church, the funeral1
services being conducted by Rev.
W. G. Camp, assisted by Rev C. E.
Ridge; Mrs. Ivester was Miss . Tilda
Camp before her marriage to Mr
Ivester who parsed away last sum
mer, She was a consecrated Chris
tion woman and highly esteemed by
her host of friends.
Surviving are four step-children,
M. C. and R. A. Ivester, Mrs. A. A.
Horton and Mrs. Andy Elmore. I
City Ministers
Fighting Racing
For This State
Racing Is Proposed
In Buncombe
| Wires Sent County Solans I'o Op
post Bill. Iliul Almost
Ministers of Shelby and other
citizens yesterday joined .n the
fight to stop if possible the bill
in the legislature which could
legalize pari-mutuel betting and
horse and dog racing in Ashe
ville and Buncombe county.
The ministerial opposition ex
pressed yesterday in wli-es .andmes
sages to representatives and senators
in Raleigh was n«St confined to any
one section, but appeared to he state
The fight against the racing bKl.
however, came very near being wag
ed too late. Wednesday th? racing
bill passed the third reading in the
house with a good majority. Wed
nesday night it passed a ?co"'d
reading in the senate and :csded
only one more favorable reading to
become a law. But Thursday a
storm of protest poured into Raleigh
Early Thursday morning Shelby
ministers interested themselves to
the extent of wiring and urainc
others to wire Senator Peyton Mc
Swain and Representative Hen-y B.
Edwards. In the final readtuv 'n the
house Representative Edwards vot
ed against the measure but it waxsod,
In the second senate reading Sena
tor McSwnin voted in favor of tne
Yesterday afternoon, however, the
measure was held from a third rid
ing and temporarily halted when it
was referred back to the committee
on counties and cities for furtner
consideration. Senators opposed to
the bill asked and was granted
privilege for the purpose of permit
ting the committee to hear o*her
delegations about the matter sto’v
the final reading.
Definite action is expected >n the
bill this afternoon or tonight
Opinion throughout the State is
divided on the matter. There are
those who contend that it < ly n
local measure for Buncombe lounty
and is Buncombe's business. Organ
izations of merchants and usinSs
men and Several clubs in Asheville
endorsed the pari-mutuel
er organizations are fighting It
Leading opponents of the mein i Dill
over the State and In Raleigh are
battling It because they declare h
will be nothing hut “legalized
gambling” and will be as much of
a disgrace to the State as is the
Reno divorce mart to Nevada. One
class of supporters say that ft will
merely make public betting hat lr
now carried on privately. Othnr sup
porters have declared in legislitu'c
that supervised pari-mutuel racing,
as caiTied oh in other sport enter**,
has just as much right to e~i-st as
does stock-market gambling, betting
oh football and other games,
The eventual outcome of 'he hill
is creating considerable iPte- .if in
Shelby. Yesterday before the bill
was referred to a committee many
calls came in to ascertain if the bill
had passed the third reading.
Misses FKssie Grice arid Alma
Newman will spend the week-end
with Mr. and Mrs. Carl Newman at
i u te new:
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You’ve seen newspapers that
were flat and uninteresting.
You’ve seen newspapers that
were spicy, readable and ap
The Star has this “reader in
terest’’ which every newspaper
covets. It tells about the folks it
serves, it carries human interest
stories, breeiily and snappily
written. In some issues over 600
names of Cleveland county peo
ple appear. Thirty-three paid
correspondents help the office
staff comb the county constantly
for the happenings: Then the
paper appears, a MIRROR re
flecting the affairs of home
It’s a home newspaper, not too
bulky with pages to be read, not Jgjys?!*1.
too frequently issued to be
crowded aside by another issue.
All members of the family read
The Sjtar.
For many, it Is their sole de
pendence for county news.
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Tragedy Heroine
I Mrs. Sarah Clare Gammons, South
Shore, Mass., society matron
(above), plunged into the' icy
waters of Hunter's Pond, at North
Scituate, Maes,, and rescued a
four-year-old child, but failed to
save her own adopted son, Charles,
three years old. Both children
broke through the thin ice.
Danger Of Fire
Slight At Prison
Camp Near Here
No. 6 Convict Camn Would Have To
Burn Ranidly To Burn Con
victs At Night.
The chance of a calamity at the
No. 6 township convict camp,'near
Shelby, similar to that in Duplin
county. In eastern Carolina, where
11 convicts were burned to death,
is slight, officers say.
The No. 6 camp is practically new,
the floors are of concrete, and the
walls protected by sheet metal. A
blaze It Is contended, would have
to spread with unusual rapidttv to
Injure convicts there at night before
they could be freed.
The beds are of Iron and those
who are shackled are fastorrd to a
rod that runs through the rertir of
the building.
In addition to*a guard who main
tains steady vigil through the sleep
ing room at night, there are always
several trusties at the camp who
in an emergency could assist guards
in releasing prisoners.
Miss Jane dine Of
Belwood Passes
Aged Maiden l.ady To Be Hurled
Saturday Afternoon At
Miss Jane Cline, eighty year old
maiden lady of Belwood. died this
morning at her home at Belwood.
Miss Cline and her two sisters.
Misses Bettie and Anne Cline lived
together at Belwood to which place
they moved about slot years ago alt
er selling their farm in No. 1?
The Misses Cline were very T'.’ifty
and industrious people and were
very successful. They kent their
farm in a High state of cultivation
and exercised fine managerial at 11
ity. A few years ago the farm was
sold and they moved to Belwood.
Miss Cline was a long and faith
ful member of the Kadesh fetho
dist church and here the ‘uncra!
will take place Saturday afternoon
at 2 o’clock.
Or. Funderburk Of
Monroe Dies, Age 39
Son-lu-haw Of Mr. I). Augustus
Beam Dies After Illness Of
Four Weeks.
Dr. Kemp Funderburk, -well known
dentist of Monroe and son-in-law of
Mr. D. Augustus Beam of Shelby,
died at 11 o’clock last night at Mon
roe after an illness of four weeks
with blood poison.
Dr. Funderburk married Miss
\nnie Beam of Shelby and is a
brother-in-law of Dr. Pitt. Beam
and Attorney Speight Beam of
Shelby. Dr. Beam left at midnight
last night for Monroe and will prob
ably stay over for the funeral which
will be held Saturday at noon. Dr
Funderburk is survived by wife
and one little girl. Nancy Beam, two
and a half years old. He was 39
years of age, a native of Union
county and prominent in the social
and religious life o! the community
Woodman Dance.
There will be a dance at the
Woodman Hall Saturday night of
i Big Gathering
; Veterans Here
Public Invited To
Mass Meeting
Entertaining Profram Arranged For
Court Hour. All Veteran*
One of the biggest gatherings of
war veterans cVer held In Cleveland
county is scheduled for Saturday
night at 7:30 o'clock at the county
court house here.
The meeting is sponsored by the
Warren Hoyle American Legion poet
but an open Invitation Is extended
to all veterans of the World war
arid other wars along with members
of their families and friends.
Matters of Importance to war vet
erans will be discussed In addition
to a general program of entertain
ment. /
Number Speakers.
Among the speakers on the pro
gram are Major R. a. Cherry, Gas
tonia, former state legion comman
der; Russell Young, Newton, dis
trict legion commander; F. A. Hut
chinson, veterans' bureau official,
and others.
An Item on the program that will
be featured Is an humorous talk by
Ward Threatt, Charlotte veteran.
Mr. Threatt is known as “North
Carolina's Will Rogers” and never
falls to entertain.
Music will be furnished by the
Shelby high school orchestra and
by the quartet which has entertain
ed at several other meetings f vet
erans recently.
Town Talk
T. W. Ebeltoft, bookstore proprie
tor: “Put me down with the others
as opposed to the gross soles tax
Lost year very few of us came out
even, but whether or no we wojulld
have to pay a sales tax. It Isn’t
right to tax a man for the business
he does when he loses money on
• • •
B. O. Hamrick, former police
chief: “If Clyde Hoey knew how the
masses desire to see him In the
United States Senate, I do not spc
how he could help but be a candi
date in 1932. And that desire isn't
confined to his home section; pen
pie all over the State hope to see
him run.”
J. Lawrence Lackey, automobile
dealer: "Business Is considerably
better than It was a few month?
ago. That fact Is evident enough
but some refuse to admit it.”
• • •
Citizen who prefers anonymity:
"I think it would be a fine thing if
Governor Gardner would rame a
Cleveland county man to the new
State highway system. We nave any
number of men capable of filling a
commissionership, and it’s high time
this county should be receiving
some of the roads we are entiMed
• * •
E. B. Claywell, Income *ax col
lector at court house: "No, the gov
ernment isn't paying an outgo tax
to those who lost money last year,”
he replied to a query. "If we did, we
might have to go in the hands of
• • •
Police Chief McBride Poston:
"Nope. Haven't time to take a va
cation, I’ll just put it in the bank
now, and I’m pretty sure that 111
have plenty of use for it.” The
statement was in reply to a query
as to what he intended doing with
his $500 World war bonus check re
ceived yesterday.”
• * •
W. B. Nix, retired business man:
"What I want to know is how The
Star is able to publish a picture In
a day or so after It is lhade in Cali
fornia?” When a reporter replied
that it was made possible by tele
ohoto, rapid engraving, and -llr mail,
it was necessary for the reporter to
add that he could explain no t«ore
about telephotos than about electric
• • •
Tom Aberhethy. Legion service of
ficer: “The veterans bureau has in
formed us that sick veterans or thos”
in dire circumstances and needing
immediate help may be given cm -
ergency attention in the bonus ap
plication rush if the circumstances
are properly explained through the
Legion. Otherwise the applicant
must await their turn, and enough
applications are going in each day
to necessitate 10 days work.”
Some of the veteran baseball tans
about town: "You shouldn’t rublish
in the paper that occasionally we
slip out to the Dark in the afternoon
to see Casey Morris’ boys practice
baseball. Some of our bosses rmy
Chicago’s Choice for Mayor
Now that the primary fight to
over Mayor William Hale
Thompson (right) of Chicago hi
aiming his big guns at his Dem
ocratic opponent, Anton J. Cer
mak (left). “Big Bill” defeated
Judge John H. Lyle for the
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Republican nomination by 68.
000 note*. Cermak was named
Democratic nominee by over
235,000: A further threat to
Thompson is the entry of Dr
Herman Bundesen. Cook County
Coroner, as an independent
Bailey Says Jonas Is Behind
Election Fraud Charges Made
About State; Insinuations”
Senator Says “Insinuation* Ami As
penlom” From Only One Source,
Defeated Congress F.ntrant.
Raleigh. March 13—JokIrIi W.
Bailey, North Carolina's new sena
tor, writing to Governor Gardner
about the contest over his election
requested by his defeated opponent,
Oeorge M. Pritchard. Asheville Re
publican, said he "was not at a loss
to explain this strange procedure.”
The correspondence was made
public by Governor Gardner.
Mr. Bailey charges toe contest
was made at toe Instigation of for
mer Representative Charles A.
Jonas, of the ninth district, Who
was given a recess appointment by
President Hoover as United States
district attorney for Western North
Mr. Jonas was appointed attorney
before congress adjourned, but his
confirmation was held up by a sen;
ate committee Investigation request
ed by Senator Cameron Morrison, of
North Carolina.
“There have been from one source,
and only one, and that a partisan
source, to wit, a defeated candidate
for congress, insinuations and as
County PupiU In
Big French Test
Kings Mountain, Lattiniore and
Shelby high school students are
competing in the fourth annual
State-wide French contest being
held today. A total of 2,224 students*
representing 107 high schools are in
the contest.
Cleared Of Charge.
In county court this morning
Judge Maurice Weathers dismissed
the arson charge against A. T.
Bridges because of insufficient evi
dence. The case was tried a week
ago yesterday.
To Shelby From
New York In 6
And Half Hours
Believe It or not:
Carl Webb, Shelby Insurance
m»n, was In New Cork City
Thursday morning at 7:15. At
1:45 Thursday afternoon he
was back at his desk In Shelby.
Just six and one-half hours
from the biggest city in tbo
nation to the best. Less Utan
half the running time it takes
the Crescent Limited to make
It happened this way: An
Atlanta party had chartered
a big. 16-pasenger plane for
a non-stop flight to Atlanta.
Some of the expected passen
gers could not make the trip.
Mr. Webb replaced one of
them. The plane, soaring high
in the clouds In sight of earth
only once or twice, did not
stop until It reached Char
lotte, from which the
Shelby man completed Ills
trip home by motor. In addi
tion to the passengers the
plane carried a pilot, inechan •
Ic. butler and maid, and sand
wiches and refreshments were
served aboard the big air liner.
He Had A Good
Hunting Season
Cullen Morrison, of Lawndale,
may not have been the county’s
champion hunter tor the 1930-31
season but he has set a mark for
some of the others to shoot at say'
Tod Caldwell, who keeps track of
such things.
During the season just closed Mr.
Morrison killed 55 rabbits, 41 squir
rels, 75 quail. 25 doves, four o'pos
sums and four hogs.
LaFollette Terms Hoover Regime
As Failure Due To Lad Of Will
Or Courage At Critical Period
2 col 24La Follette (front),
Believes Progressives. Independent
Of Party May Aid
Washington, March 13.—A ' break
down of the Industrial, financial and
political leadership" of the nation
was seen yesterday by Senator La
Follette, Republican, Wisconsin,
when lie called upon the conference
of progressive to draft a progiam
for stabilization of Industry and em
In asking for remedies, Senator La
Follette offered none but said "it is
not enough to criticize." He held
that Independents in congress are
ready to exercise their power In the
next session and urged formulation
of the program.
"The terrlfie dislocation of otu na -
tional life,” he said, "was not aused
by over-production. The people of
this country, and countless mill one.
abroad, would have consumed more
thnn we produced bed their pur
chasing power been adequate to ab
sorb the output of factory and farm.
‘‘Only a few days ago, congress ad
journed without taking any action
to relieve the distress caused by un
employment. The federal govern
ment gave assistance only to *hore
farmers In the drought stricken
states who could furnish adequate
La Follette said he and Senator
Walsh, Democrat, Massachusetts in
a survey determined that more than
170 cities 'of more than 5,000 popula
tion could not cope with unemploy
ment relief. He added "the adminis
tration lacked either the will or the
courage to meet this crisis,'
In response to La Follette, rem
edies were suggested by other speak
George E. Soule, of the abor bu
reau, New York City, proposed cre
ation by congress of an “conumic
Leo Wolman, employment expert
Federal Court
Term To Begin
Here Monday
Jonas To Prosecute
Big Docket
Mfany Liquor Cams* To Come Up
Grand Jury Has A Rif
The United States district court—
the big court that la the dread of
moonshiners and rum runners of
this section—will convene In the
court house here Monday morning
with Federal Judge E. Yates Webb
It was considered likely here to
day that former Congressman Chas.
A. Jonas, of Lincolnton, will serve
as district attorney for the first
time at the term next week. Mr.
Jonas was recently given a recess
appointment by President Hoover
to succeed District Attorney Thoe.
J. .Harkins, of Asheville, who resign
ed, The Lincolnton man was sworn
In this week and is expected to di
rect the prosecution. It Is a probab
ility that he Will handle much of the
prosecution himself as Assistant
District Attorney Frank P. Patton,
of Morganton, recently underwent
an operation and will be unable to
officiate. Mr. Jonas, Incidentally,
will not be a new hand at the task
as he once served as assistant pr os
A large number of manufacturing
and selling cases and other prohibi
tion law violations are booked for
The heavy angle of the court
term, however, will be the work of
the grand Jury which will consider
bills for three divisions of this court
district—Charlotte, Statesville and
Shelby. The grand Jury goes over
the work of the three divisions as a
matter of economy so that It will
not be necessary to assemble a grand
Jury from all the counties of the
district for each term of court In tfca
three court sites.
Bank Cases Up?
There is also a probability. The
Star learns, that a few bills for the.
Asheville division may be investi
gated by the grand Jury. Should
this happen there Is a possibility
that bills In connection with soma
of Asheville's closed banks may bt
passed upon.
Another Term
Of Court Here
Edwards Introduces Bill Far FtfUM
Term Of One Week Far
If a bill Introduced In the general
assembly this week by Representa
tive Henry B. Edwards passes,
Cleveland county will have flvu
court terms each year.
The county now has four terms of
Superior court. One of the tou*
terms is for only one week and In
recent years the dockets have be
come very congested, particularly in
civil actions.
In September.
Although local barristers do nor
know full details of the Edwards Wll
it is presumed by them, based upon
views of the bar association meet
ings, that the proposed extra term
will be for one week, probably In
September or the early fall, anft
will be limited to civil matters.
An extra term, court officials say,
Is the only hope of clearing up the
congested civil calendar. At recent
terms of two weeks, one week sup
posed to be devoted to criminal cas
es and the other to civil actions, the
Jam of criminal cases has caused
much of the second week to be de
voted to criminal matters. As a re
sult litigations on the civil calendar
have been carried over from term
to term, and the congestion >1 the
criminal docket is only a ’iltle Let
Robbers Break In
Kings Mtn. Store
Get $41 In Cash And ClfMjtto
From Store Wednesday
<E. R. Gamble, Star News Bur jin >
Kings Mountain, March A3- -Th*
"M” system grocery store No. 1 wat
broken into and robbed Wednesda;
The thieves looted the oash draw
er of $41 and also carried away ap
proximately $15 'eorth of cigarettes.
Entrance was made by criming
into the basement through % coal
chute and then up Into the store
Officers as yet have no tracj ct
the thieve*;.

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