North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XX XV11, No. 32
MONDAY, MAU. 16, 1931
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Published Monday, Wednesday and Iriday Afternoons.
LA /'£ new:
Cotton, per lb. .............. 10c up
Cotton seed, per bus tel — - ....33i
Fair Tuesday. *
Today's North Carolina
Weather Re”o~t:: Generally
fair and sightly co’der in ex
treme so-’th portion tonght.
Tuesday fair.
Teacher Is Hurt.
Miss Mary Hardy, popular
teacher of the South Shelby
school, received a painful
shoulder injury this morning
while en route to school when
the J. O. Taylor taxi, in which
she was rid’ng and anot’ or
automobile collided as the oth
er car backed out from the
curb. At the Shelby hosnital
at noon it was said that Miss
Hardy’s injuries are not con
sidered serious.
South Watchirg
Shelby’s Yourg
Wizard In Golf
Tourney Sensation
Last Year
Kted Webb May Put Color In Game
That Passed With Jones, Says
Atlanta W'rtter.
When the play starts for the 1931
; inateur golf championship of the
South golf fane will keep their eyes
on Fred Webb, the 15-year-old Shel
:,V golfer who was such a sensa
ion at the Sedgefleld tournament
ast year. So says Dillon Graham,
Associated Press sports writer, in
he following dispatch sent out of
Atlanta and published throughout
•he nation:
“Lowry Arnold's recent announce
ment that the Southern amateur
olf championship for 1931 would
be played in June brought back
houghts of last year’s exciting tour
ney at Sedgefield.
“There was a browned youngster,
rail and straight as pine, and a
southpaw—one of the few good
southpaws in Dixie, His name was
Fred Webb, and he reminded one
of Schmeling. Not the same build
or anything, but the look about his
eves, the burrowed brows.
Never Gave tip.
“The Shelby, N. C., boy didn't
now when he was beaten. He was
hipped at least three times in the
tournament, but the final score at
the end of the day 's play didn’t show
that. g
“He finally was eliminated after a
treat scrap by Emmett Spicer, the
.dim, soft-spoken expert from Mem
phis, who went on to beat Tully
alar of Sedgefield the next day and
,vin his second Dixie crown.
“Webb, who has plenty of confi
dence in his game but is overly
uiodest. sprung one of the big sur
jrises of the first day in 1930 play
by eliminating Alan Smith, a semi
finalist the year before, three and
one. There was a little revenge
•.ucked in this victory for Webb, for
Smith had downed him in a previous
battle during the war.
Three Memphis Vets.
Then Webb struck three Memphis
veterans in a row and two of them
bowed before his youthful strokes
before he took the count from Spic
"The second day he faced Chas
een Harris and the Tennessee cam
paigner lost one down. Tom White,
for many years a familiar figure in
Dixie tournament, could not stand
N^gro BV'op Is
Coming On Tuesday
Voted Negro Religious Leader to
Preach at Roberts Tabernacle
Tuesday Night.
Roberts Taberancle, C. M. E.
church, Flat Hock, on Tuesday
night at 8 p. m. Bishop R. A. Car
ter, A. M.i D. D.. of Chicago, 111.
v.ill preach. Bishop Carter ’s pre
siding bishop of the West Texas,
central Texas,- east Texas. Texas
conference and the North Carolina
conference. He Is also author of a
number of books, and is known to be
one of the greatest scholars and
preachers of his race. He has spent
much of his time in the old coun
try. The colored M. E. church has
none greater than he. The r.ublic Is
cordially Invited to hear him Tues
day night at the above named
church. Dr. E. L. Johnson Is rastor
of the local church and announces
special seats will be reset v d for
white .friends who desire to come
and hear Bishop Carter.
Plan Tourneys.
At a meeting ot the directors o!
the Cleveland Springs Golf anc
Country club held Friday night was
decided to start planning tourna
ments to begin at the club at ar
early date The club is nearing *
record membership with the fixec
limit in number of members aim os'
• cached.
Farm Ag?nt Gives Cleveland.
\ Farmers Valuable Tips About
\ How They May Produce Food
Practical Live- At
Home Ideas
Tells Amount of Food That Should
Be Produced Per Person. *.hts
Best Food. Feed Crops.
Cleveland county farmer nter •
ested as they haven't been In yte«3
In producing their own food nod
feed are today given some Valuable
information on the live-at-hcme
idea by R. W. Shoffner, county farm
Mr. -Shoffner does not think hi3
suggestions are entirely applicable
to every varying individual. ir
a genera! way his advice, i > f ing
from a thorough study and Investi
gation, should be of value.
He writes:
I have had several Inquiries f-om
the landlords throughout the coun
ty this spring so far. About the first
! question they ask is, “What " all I
plant this spring, how will I go
about making a living for nyself
and tenants?” As you know, his is
.a hard question fdr me or any -thcr
one to answer. It is a question we
should study for every angle. V'e
should have given it more thought
last year and other years.
Every landlord knows ,he “ondl
tions and one suggestion might suit
one and not another. In gcncia;. I
have a few remarks to make. First
of all I would like to suggest that
every farmer in Cleveland > unty
Edwards Te’ls Of
Fishing Measure
i * 1 '
Explains How Seining Bill Died Be
fore Committee In
I -
Home from Raleigh for the week
end, Representative Henry B. Ed
. wards explained that the bill to
permit the use of seines amt trot
lines In Cleveland county streams
was killed by 'a joint committee of
the house and senate because it was
opposed by CoL J. W. Harrelson,
representing the department of con
The bill was introduced in the
senate and passed by Senator Pey
ton McSwain. It then was sent to
I the hoyse. When the bill came oe
[fore the senate first Col. Harreton.
; Mr. Edwards said, did not appear to
1 protest against it, but when it reacn
jed the house he did appear before
| a joint Committee of the house and
.senate and ask that it be unfavor
I ably reported. “There may be those,”
I Representative Edwards said, “who
think I opposed the bill and that mv
opposition stopped it. In order to be
fair to all concerned I will state that
'I appeared before the committee
j and asked for a favorable report as
j certain citizens of the county had
■ petitioned me. The bill was killed
| when It reached the house because
the department of conservation
fought It there for the first time,
i and did not fight it when it first
came up in the sevte. I have docu
ments to substantiate that state
Fought Racing.
Repre.-entative Edwards received
state-wide publicity last week be
cause of his fight against the Bun
combe racing bill. The measure
passed the house despite his opposi
tion but was tabled after it had
pas ed two readings and was about
ready to pass a third in the house.
Star Locates
Muirs Scared
By Airplane
Friday the 13th has its (food
points as well as its unlucky an
Kies. Ask R. I... Westbrook, as
sistant postmaster at Blacks
burg, S. C.
On Friday the 13th of Marcli Mr
Westbrook four^d, thanks to a free
feature news item in The Cleveland
Star, a pair of fine mules that had
been missing for more than a week.
Thursday evening a week ago
Paul Miller, rural mail carrier of
j Smyrna. S. C„ piloted his airp' <ne
‘ over the Westbrook home. Hie W^rt
brook mules became frightened a no
ran away. After they had been min
ing almost a week Mr. Westbrook
tourneyed to Shelby and told The
Star about the unusual incident. A
“lost” ad was placed in The Star
along with a feature news Item
teling how the mules became rlsfci
Friday morning B. O. Doggett of
Dallas, Gaston county, read of the
incident in The Star and telephon
ed Mr. Westbrook that a pair of
mules had been at the home of L. A.
Barbee, Lincolnton R-5, for ai nost
a week. Friday afternoon T. C. Mc
Coy, Shelby insurance man. who
had also read the item in The Star,
telephoned the same information to
Mr. Westbrook, t
The mules were back in the Wect
brook stables Friday night. f?re
after Mr. Westbrook has Informed
The Star lie will take considerably
more stock in the value of ne pa
ne r advertising than in the reported
hoodoo luck of Friday the 13th.
Charlotte Humorist Proves Very
Entertaining To Gathering
Of Vets.
Crowd At
Legion Meeting
A large crowd of war veterans,
auxiliary members and their friends
attended the mass meeting of ex
service men, called by the Warren
Hoyle Legion post, at the court
| house here Saturday night.
Ward Threatt. Charlotte humor
ist known as North Carolina s Will
Rogers, was the principal speaker,
■ and his witty speech kept the big
crowd roaring.
An enjoyable musical program
another feature.
Ten new members affiliated thetn
j selves with the Legion post at the
meeting and the total membership
is now nearing a record mark due
to the Legion’s fight in behalf of
the bonus and other matters of
worth to veterans of the World War
Dover Mill House
Damaged By Blaze
Damage estimated at around $500
! was caused by a fire at the Dover
mill village boarding house about 6
o’clock Saturday afternoon. Two
city fire trucks resjjonded and °x
|tinguished the flame. The blaze
| started, it is thought, from some
lashes containing live coals.
Celebrate Kirgs Mountain Park
Success At York On April 14
Judge Webb. Who Started Fight For
Park, To Be Honor
Charlotte, March 16.—'The estab
lishment by the federal government
of a national park at the Kings
> Mountain battlefield will be cele
j brated at a dinner to be given by
j Kings Mountain chapter of Daugh
: ters of the American Revolution in
[ McNeel Memorial hall. York. S. C
Tuesday nivht. April 14. at 7 o’clock,
it was decided at a conference here
of ‘leaders in the sesqui-cenl ennial
celebration last October.
The speakers at the dinner will
be former Senator Cole L. of
South Carolina, former Represen ta
tives Charles A. Jonas of this dis
trict. Representative W. 6 Steven
son of South Carolina. Senator Oam
! eron Morrison of North Carolina
Representative A. L. Bulwinkle of
this district. Governor tbra C.
1 Blackwood of South Carolina and
! Governor O. Max Gardner of North
I Carolina Clarence O. Kuester, who
j served ns chairman of the -esn'ii
centennial, was asked to preside it
the dinner.
Program Groups Named.
At the meeting at the chamber
Of commerce yesterday, the follow
ing program committee was ap
pointed: Dr. J. B. Johnson of Rock
Hill, Clarence O. Kuester of Char
lotte, Charles Neisler of Kings
Mountain. Mrs. R. M Bratton. M-ss
Leslie D. Withersooon and Mrs. S
M. McNeel. all of York. Others at
tending the conference were Mayor
Wiley McGinnis of Kings Mountain
and J. C. Hambright of Rock tnlt
The Rings Mountain chapter of
the D. A. R. at York, owners of tho
battlefield, will invite the 60 mem
bers of the central committee for
the sesqui-centennlal celebiation
and about 50 special guests ln'i'ud
*ng all senators and con®rcS3men
from North Carolina. South ~arr>
l'na. and Tennessee. Governor H H.
Horton, of Tennessee, Governors
Gardner and Blackwood of the Car
ol inns. former Governor John G.
rm pirnr twhuT
Little Movie
Star In Person
In Shelby Now
Shelby youngsters, and grownups
as well, who have never seen a movie
star In person, will have that oppor
tunity Tuesday four times. Baby
Shirley, Juvenile star of the Fos
Movietone who appeared in ‘Sunnv
Side Up,” Is now In Shelby with ner
parents and wt>i make a personal
appearance at four Shelby schools
Tuesday. The child prodigy -vill put
on a program, under the sponsor
ship of the music clubs, of song,
dance, and dialogue, appearing with
Billy Burns, her father, a Mont
gomery. Alabama, boy who doubles
in Hollywood for Harold Lloyd.
Baby Shirley is five years old 'nd a
favorite of many famous -crren
stars when at her home at Tollv
wood. Her mother was for years one
of the Fox Sunshine girls r *d Is
also. Ip fcWlwr with her, Oaby tbit,
lev’s first appearance will he at the
Washington school at 9 o’clock
Tuesday morning. At 10:30 -he will
be at Central lii-h school, at Gra
ham school at 1 o’clock, and at the
Scr*h S^e’hv school at 2:39.
There will be a small admission
Prayer Service*
At First B^ot'st
To Begin Tonight
115 Service*/.To Be Held In All Parts
Of the Community. New Mem
bers In Church.
The First Baptist church will In
augurate a series of prayer services,
beginning tills evening and closing
Friday evening, which will be com
munity-wide in their scope. One
hundred and fifteen homes have
thrown their doors' wide open to
friends and neighbors m the com
munity and have said to this great
church, “come. In the name of
Jesus, and hold a prayer service In
our homes." All of these services are
Included In a pre-revival, effort
preparatory to the special services,
which will begin at the First Bap
tist church next Sunday morning
and run for two weeks, each evening
at 7:45 o’clock.
Leaders will be sent out from the
church membership to take the lead
in the services Some church organ
ization has been requested to co
operate with each leader. The print
ed schedule was handed out at all
services of the church yesterday to
the throngs of people who attended
both morning and evening.
A great number were added to
the church at the close of the serv
ices yesterday, both morning and
evening. Several came, by letters
from other Baptist churches and
some by profession of faith in Chnst
as Savior.
The membership of the church Is
urged to take part in all services
during the week and pray and ex
tend invitations to the special serv
ices, which begin next Sunday On
next Wednesday evening, all serv
ices will be held at the church, be
ginning at 7 o'clock. The member
ship Is co-operating in a marvelous
way In all special efforts.
Extra Term Here
On September 15
The extra term of superior court
for Cleveland county asked for in a
legislative bill introduced last week
by Representative Henry B. Edwards
will, if the bill passes, come on the
week of September 15 each vear
The new term will be for only one
week and will be devoted for the
disposal of civil litigation. The bill
is through the house and is ex
pected to go through the senate be-,
fore the general assembly adjourns
' Building, Loan
Pays Dividends
\ To Its Patrons j
$45,000 Cash Given
This Week
I One Association Had 1,014 Shares To
Mature. Represents Profit
Of *21,5*5.
One local building and loan
association, the Shelby lluildtnr
and Loan. this week had 1.014
sham to mature with the mult
that shareholders received $101,
Of that total $56,400 cancelled
loans, and checks totalling $45,000
were mailed to shareholders on paid
up shares.
Cash' Turned Loose.
. It was one of the biggest dividends
In cash payments In the history of
local building and loan associations
The distribution of the $45,000 In
ORr;h is expected to be reflected in
renewed business activity.
To mature the 1,014 shares, Capt
J. Frank Roberts, manager of th»
association, says, shareholders paid
in only $79,815, the maturity value
representing a profit of $21,585.
Visitor Speaks At
Central Methodist
Former Head of Methodist Publish
tog House In Brartl Visits
A printer’s devil who came back
after 35 years to see the printer for
whom he once worked was the
speaker at both services at the Cen
tral Methodist church here yester
The visiting: speaker was Mr. J. W.
Clay, now connected with the Chil
dren’s Home at Winston-Salem but
for more than a decade the head of
the Methodist publishing house In
Brazil. His talks at the church
proved highly entertaining and in
forming and no visiting speajie- in
'IKTlHCfr pleased tlie
Thirty-five years ago Mr. Clay
, Worked with Mr. S. E. Hoey, now
foreman of The Star plant at Hick
ory. One day young Clay, with the
i wonderlust of a rambling urinter In
! his blood, left Hickory to see the!
i world. Mr. Hoey presented him with
. a Bible, and at Central church yes
terday Mr. Clay stated that Mr. Hoey
could not have known at that time
that the Bible would cross the
: ocean a half dozen times and travel
j all over South America.
His talk centered about his work
j for the Methodist church in Brazil
i and other events and incidents In
fhis years of travel.
Junior Coll ge
Donations Grew
Churches And Individuals Add To
The Fund For Bolllnr Springs
Junior College.
The special efforts in the drive
for Boiling Springs colic ~e began
March 1. Previously reported In The
"Star” of Saturday $5,479.74. The
following donations have aliso been
received since March 1:
First Baptist church, Shelby $555.16
Sandy Run Association_$105 50 j
j Boiling Spring’s church _ $11.26
Mrs. L. M. Rin-ii Boiling Spg. ?1<5 00
E. B. Hamrick, B. S. ...... $225.00
Miss Ada Hamrick. B S. 110.00
New Hope Baptist church .. $50.50
O. P, Hamrick, B, S..$120.00
Miss Etta L. Curtis, B. S. .. $100.00
Mrs. E. B. Hamrick, B. S._$5.00
Alexander Baptist church .. $18.00
Eastside Baptist ch. Shelby .. $2 20
(Pledget Shelby, (through First
Church _ $50.00
County Boys Given
Honors At College
Shelby And Kings Mountain Stu
dents Honored At State
Hal Farris, of Shelby, and H. S,
Plonk, of Kings Mountain, were last
week named as freshman represen
tatives on the House of Student
Government at State college to rep
resent the textile school in the gov
erning body.
To be selected for the governing
body of the Institution Is one of the
highest honors paid a freshman by
his classmates and is one of the two
high elective positions obtainable by
a frosh during his first year at col
Farris, a 1930 graduate at Shelby
high, was an outstanding student
and captain of three athletic teams
-football. baseball, and basketball, i
Step This Wav, Please
It’s the newest jangle step, and “Jumbo" knew It all the time. Here he
la at the Hollywood Zoo, taking a dsnnng lesson from Joan Blundell,
etar of the silver screen. "Jumbo” is proving an apt pupil.
Racing Bill Gets Unfavorable
Report, OatcomeSales TaxPlan
Uncertain; Legislative Review
creased Kquallzatlon fund May
Support Schools Instead Of
Sales Tax.
Star News Bureau.
Raleigh. March 16,—Neither the
school bill nor the highway bill has
created more Interest hi any one
week than has the Buncombe rac
ing bill, which has occupied the cen
ter of the stage for the past week
and was finally given ail unfavor
able report by the senate commit
tee Friday, after that committee had
previously given It a favorable re
port. The entire senate body also re
verced Itself Friday night, tabling
the bill and putting the “clincher”
on it so It cannot come up again ex
cept by a two-thirds vote.
The bill provided that racing
tracks and devices may be erected
in Buncombe county at a cost ap
proaching half a million dollars, to
be rented at $5,000 a day for 36 days
a year for horse, and dog racing and
operation of pari mutual devices—
gambling machines—which church
people and moral forces arailed as
steps toward legalizing gambling and
making Buncombe a Monte Carlo
of vice and degradation. Proponents
pointed to the money Buncombe
would receive, saying it would help
bring back that county from its
financial debacle. Women led the
promoters and formed a formidable
lobby. The house passed the bill by
a heavy margin and the senate
passed it on second reading, when it
was re-referred to the committee on
counties, cities and towns, which
later reversed Its position »'
Farmers Protest.
“Embattled farmers,” descended
upon the general assembly last
Thursday by the hundreds and from
all over the state, demanding tax
lour Problem.
Kerry resident of Cleveland
county should read I*a(ia
Three of today's Star. On
that pa ire is discussed a mat
ter of vital importance to this
N(gro Schools
Finals Tonight
Commencement Propram It Court
House This Eve. Prominent
Speaker Here.
Tlie commencement program of
the negro schools of Cleveland coun
ty will come to a close with the
final program at the county court
house tonight beginning at seven
At tonight's program Prof. J. H.
drtgg, county school superintendent,
will present certificates of promo
tion to the seventh grade students
of the county.
Tlie group commencements, which
have extended from March 4 to
March 16. have shown marked Im
provement over former years, ac
cording to Violet C. Thomas super
visor of negro schools for the coun
ty. The various contests were baid
fought and reflected credit on teach
ers and pupils alike.
Charlotte Hawkins Blown, na
tionally known negro educator, will
address the class and audience to
night at the court house.
The negro schools of the county
I will close on Wednesday.
People are forever buying things. They want to
buy. They must have things to eat and things to drink;
fuel, furnaces and clothing to keep them warm, and
things to keep them cool; things that beautify, educate,
edify, elevate, and things to amuse.
So far, there is no limit to the things that civilized
people demand. Mr. and Mrs. Average Consumer thrill
to the announcement of anything new and different—
anything better than they have already seen or used.
They are quick to sense the value of superior products
and demand those things that have proven most sdtis
factory to them. They know what they need—what
they want— but they don’t always know exactly where
to get it. They would like to shop direct, to be shown
to the counters that contain the comforts and necessi
ties they are seeking. They look first to the newspaper
advertisements to guide them to value and economy.
Star advertising has been the connecting link between
merchant and consumer for more than 37 years. It is
a dependable source of information to the consumer and
a sure-fire sale promoter for the merchant.
Dry Law Will
Remain, Webb
States To Jury
Federal Grand Jury
Hears Charge
Liquor Cannot Ik- HrruitUt-d, Must
Be Eliminated. Jonas Prose
cutes Docket.
‘•It I* just foolish to at
tempt to lake the Eighteenth
Amendment out of the Consti
tution of the United States at
It would be to try to dig down
I lie Blue Ridge mountains with
•i child's sand shovel, United
States Judge E. Yates Webb
told the Federal court grand
Jury at the opening session of
the district court here this
No names were mentioned by tbv
federal Jurist, In his defense of pro
hibition before the Jury, but effort#
of those who are fighting prohibit
tton were belittled and ridiculed.
No State Control.
"It is amusing and disgust tag,” ha
declared, "to hear these folks talk
about state control and regulation
or any other regulation of the ’liuoi
evil. It cannot be controlled. We
tried regulating and controlling It
for 100 years without success. The
only way we can control that make
is to cut Its tall off just bentad Its
“Enemies of prohibition, these
wets, contend,” he continued, “that
prohibition is a failure because the
prohibition laws are still violated.
When a drunken man kills some
one or w-heti some other law <s vio
lated because of the illegal sals
and consumption of liquor .he ene
mies of* prohibition Immediately
blame it all on prohibition. Tire?
point out to you that the courts are
filled with liquor cases. . «•' -pa
they are, but liquor cases formed a
big portion of the dockets prior to
prohibition. There is Just as m:ici
reason to repeal the law Against
murder, or against stealing as to re
peal the prohibition law. We nave
those other laws for many mors
years than prohibition yet '»'p’ ‘
continue to kill and steal. Just be
cause murders continue is no eason
for tills country to legalise murder
by repealing the laws against tak
ing human life. There is no mors
reason, then, to repeal the prohibi
tion law just because it Is violated.
North Carolina Dry.
“And we’re not going to repeal it.
I say that the prohibition law will
remain when we are gone ar.d when
our children and our children's
children are. Forty-eight, States rat* -
fled prohibition and any 13 of them
can keep prohibition in the C">3t1
tutiou. And, regardless of what oth
ers may or may not do, I am posi
tive North Carolina will emaln
dry. A repeal of prohibition WMld
be defeated hi this state by rnor?
than 100,000 votes. It shohld be for
since prohibition came no state lias
made such progress as this state ”
In other portions of his charge
Judge Webb described the imlsHc
tion of the federal courts and cov
ered the several phases of law vio
lation handled by this court. H-s
particularly emphasized liquor and
narcotic violations, declaring a d'pe
peddler to be the vilest of humans.
' Jonas Here.
Former Congressman Chas. A.
Jonas, recently appointed district
attorney by President Hoover, was
present for the opening of court
this morning and will direct the
prosecution of the docket. He will
be assisted by Attorney Tom McCoy,
of Asheville.
The clerical work of the court la
being handled by Messrs. J. Y. Jor
dan and Bill Lytle, and Miss Fan
Barnett and Miss NUene.
Deputy Marshal M. F. Swann is
acting court officer and other dep
uty marshals attending include F.
B. Hamrick, J. M. Padgett, A M.
Matheson and W. A. West.
A number of out-of-town attorn
eys are here for the term.
Over 70 Cases.
When the grand jury retired 78
bills were turned over to be inves
tigated. which means that ere mid
70 or more cases will like be dis
posed of. Mr. F. D, Flack of Forest
Lions Club Holds
Program For Ladies
•‘Ladies Night” To Be Held Tuesday
With An Interesting
<►. Program.
The Bheiby Lions club will on
Tuesday stage its regular “Ladies
Night” program at the Green Lan
tern tea room.
The club’s program committee has
worked hard on the program and it
is expected to be one of the meet
(entertaining jet held. Wives, sweet
hearts and other friends .HI be
special itucsta of the dub members.

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