t lElctclanb taf 12 PAGES TODAY I* RIDA Y, MAR. 20, 1931 Published Monday, Wednesday and Priday Afternoons. ■*» ’>■*" mi »•»» ua Miumi irrtrt art t«»r. tin u,mn. LA TE NEW: THE MARKET Cotton, per lb._... 10<4c op Cotton Seed, per bu .. 37 &c More Rain. Today’s North Carolina Weather Report: Fair tonight Saturday in creasing cloudiness followed by rain in southwest portion. Sunday rain.: Not much chahge In temperature. Gaffney Charges. Rock Hill, S. C., March 20.—Dr. C. A. Jeffries of Gaffney, director in j the closed First National bank and the American fitate bank of Gaff ney, testified yesterday in the rial of C. N. Alexander and Stanhope Slfford, former mill executives, that he saw no evidences of check kiting between the two banks until after the death of Maynard Smith, presi dent of the First National bank. The defendants are charged with aiding* and abetting Maynard Smith in ap propriating approximately $140,000 of the First National bank’s money to fraudulent use of themselves. County Fanners Get Hail Loans Farm Agent Notified Th%t Cleveland Is Eligible For Drought Relief. It w»s announced today by Coun ty Agent A. W. Shoffner that Cleve land county farmers are eligible to receive loans from the government drought relief fund. It is pointed out, however, that the loans to the farmers of this county will not be based on drougnt, damage. The drought hurt the farmers of Cleveland considerably but not enough in the opinion of the relief committee to entitle farm ers to secure loans from the fund on that basis. The only loans in this county will be based upon hail damage, that item coming under the division of the drought fund devoted to storm stricken areas. No especial quota has been set for the county and Agent Shoffner urges that farmers who wish to borrow from the fund on the hail damage bar Is make their applica tions at once before the two mil lion dollar quota for the two Caro- j Unas, Georgia and Florida is ex hausted. The interest rate will be five percent and the government! win require a first lien on the crop. Applications may be secured from Mr. Shoffner, from Wm. Lirieberger at the Union Trust company, from I George Blanton at the First Nation al bank, or from Tom Cornwell or O. C. Dixon. Messrs. Blanton Cornwell and Dixon eompore the loan committee for the county. The loans are available only fori the purchase of seed, fertilizer, feed ( and fuel. The maximum basis is ap proximately $2 pet; acre for seed and $5 per acre for fertilizer. The farm agent has also been no tified by the seed loan division of j the department of agriculture at, Columbia that farmers cannot se-1 cure loans for the 1931 crops until they pay what they may already owe the seed loan office. RatherfordMan Discovers Gold Send Sample* To Raleigh. Believes Large Deposits Are Now Available. Rutherfordton, Mar. 20.—It has tong been known that considerable gold deposits exist in Western North; Carolina and some of these deposits have been worked with great profit.! Prospecting is now being carried on! by a number of experienced gold miners In this and adjoining coun ties and some gold is being located from time to time. Monroe McDonald, well known farmer who lives three miles south of here discovered gold on his farm this week and plans to have it care fully examined by an expert. Two experienced gold miners looked over the rocks, from which he found a large vein and pronounced It an ex cellent prospect for gold. Specimens of the mineral thought to contain gold are being sent to the state geo logist at Raleigh this week. If gold is found in large quantities Mr. Mc Donald has a fortune for he says there is a large vein of It near his home. In Bankruptcy. Attorney Horace Kennedy this week filed a voluntary petition In bankruptcy for the P. D. Herndon company, wholesale grocery firm of Kings Mountain. Mr. Herndon, head of the company, is a former mayor of Kings Mountain. Ellenboro Robbery. Police Chief McBride Poston was notified this morning that a store at Ellenboro was entered and robbed some time last night. A quantity of cigarettes, shirts and bloomers were j taken, according to Officer Garret! Edwards who sent the message. 163 Criminal Casss On Docket For Superior Court Term Here Next Week; Warlick To Preside Only Murder Cases Are Those Carried Over From Formejr Terms. Y. L. McCardwell Banking Charge May Come Up. The spring term of Superior court will convene here Monday morning with two of the youngest court officials in the State, Judge Wilson Warlick, of Newton, and Solicitor Spurgeon Spurling, of Lenoir, in charge. At the office of Court Clerk A. M. Hamrick it was stated today that 163 criminal cases are booked for trial the first week. The second week of the term la scheduled to be given over to the civil calendar which is very congest ed. No New Big Cases. No new cases of major importance are among the 163 hearings booked on the criminal docket, perhaps the most Important being the false en try charges against Lem Patterson, former employe of the Ella Mill, a branch of the Consolidated Textile J corporation. Two or three killing cases, how ; ever, are on the docket, being con tinued at the last term. These will ■ likely include the charges against a | white man of the Earl section In .connection with the shooting in a cornfield of a negro man, and the | trial of a Gaffney young man charg ed with striking with his auto and fatally injuring an aged Mooresboro | man many months ago. i Banking Case. ! There is a possibility, too, it is ■ said that charges against Y. L. Mc i Cardwell, former cashier of the Mooresboro bank, in connection with ! business transactions of the closed bank may also come up at this term. The total of 163 cases on the crira I inal docket represent a decrease | from the more than 200 cases docketed at the last term. The de j crease is due In part, It is said, to !a smaller number of appeals from ' sentences in recorder’s court |" It will be Judge WarllcFs first ! term in Shelby since he was elected jlast fall, and among court observers here it is believed likely that the ! presiding judge and solicitor are the i youngest Judge and Solicitor in the ' state. ! - John Owens Is Being Buried Here i At One Time Printer At The Star Office, Dies in Charlotte At Age 53. The remains of John Owens, for* mer citizen of Shelby, are being I brought to Shelby for interment . this afternoon in Sunset cemetery, (the services to be conducted at the grave by Dr. Zeno Wall. He died in Charldtte last night at 9 o’clock. Mr. Owens was a native of Shelby and for many years was ^employed as a printer at The Star office in the days of **'hand set’’ type. He I was married to Miss Minnie Durham of this place who survives with one , child. Mr. Owens moved to Charlotte j about twenty years ago. He is a brother-in-law of Mr. and Mrs. Moses Taub in West Shelby. Solicitor Newton Back On Job Today County Solicitor J. Clint Newton | was back on the job as prosecutor in county court today for the first |time in a month. Mr. Newton has | been seriously ill for some time and the improvement of his condition so that he might be out again is cheer ing news to his many friends. [ Held Two Men For Burglary White Men Charged With Sobbing Home Of Boiling Springs Widow, Joe Moore and C. L. McAfee, both white, were tried in county c >urt this morning and held without bond for Superior court on a charge of entering and robbing the fljtre of Mrs. Kate Bridges near -Soiling Springs Wednesday night. Judge Maurice Weathers '.id not fix a bond because the evidence, he said, tended to show second degree burglary. Mrs. Bridges was not ct home when the house was 'UAe-ec*. The flour, coffee, sugar and other articles stolen were found yest'rday. it is said, in the house where the men lived by Deputies Ben Cojprr, Bob Kendrick, and Gus Jolley High School Girl Is Critically 111 Miss Margaret Lee, ninth grade pupil in the Shelby high school. Is critically ill today at the home of her parents Mr. and Mrs. Henry Everett Lee on Gardner street. The young girl has been ill with diph theria and last night contracted scarlet fever,' the two diseases com bining to lessen her chance of re covery. Brother Of James C. Elliott Passes James C. Elliott of Route 1, Lat timore, received a telegram this week notifying him of the death of his brother Thomas W. Elliott who passed away March; 17th at his home in Walnut Springs. Texas. He was in his 74th year and leaves his widow, four sons and four daugh ters. Mr. Elliott was born and rear ed in Cleveland county but hod lived in Texas for 45 years where he was a school teacher most of the time He was a member of the Methodist church and a Mason. The following brothers survive: James, of this county;; William D., of Lyons, Ga.; A. B. of Gastonia and one slst.tr, Mrs. M. L. White of this county.. Mrs. Harry’s Brother Passes In Gaffney Benjamin Alonzo Holmes, age 65, retired mill superintendent and brother of Mrs. C. F. Harry of Gro ver, died at his home in Gaffney, S. C.. Wednesday afternoon at 3 o’clock. Mr. Holmes had been con nected with the Irene mills at Gaff • ney for a number of years, uneral services were held Thursday after noon from his late residence, the services being conducted by Rev L. P. McGee, pastor of Buford Strict Methodist church of which he was a member. Hoover To Be Candidate Says Cox, Local Republican Leader Close Friend of National Commit teeman Thinks Hoover Sure Bet. Widespread discussion of "Hoov er prosperity” and receht declara tion by Republican progressives that Hoover is not the man to lead their party will not prevent '.'resident. Hoover from being the party’s can didate in 1932. So thinks H. Clay Cox, of Shelby, Republican chair man for Cleveland county, Mr. Cox, who not only thinks that but expresses it as a positive belief, should know right much of the in side of what he is talking about for he is a, close friend and associate of District Attorney Chas. \ .lonas, national committeeman for this state and former congresrm:.n in this district. "Mr. Hoover," he says, "will be the man. These Progressive Republicans may do a lot of talking now bin wait until 1932. The Democrats, you see, are great winners in off-years when they seem to be united, but along about campaign time they di vide up into little groups and fac tions and fight each other. We split up on some things in off-years, but the nearer campaign time approach es the closer we get together. In 1632 you’ll find us knit together and ready to go. These progressives are not going to take a chance of losing their big committee jobs. If they fight us and we win, they may have to pay for it; if they fight us and we lose, the Democrats will i!emo'p them. So you see we’re not worry ing. We might lose Norris, but no more, and I believe we lost him in 1928—and won.” In reply to a Joking question from a Democrat' who desired to know if they would use the pope and Romanism against tire Demo crats in 1932, Cox replied that they would not. “We've got a new cam paign song and we’re all -eady to join in tjie chorus when vou n>m inate your wet Democrat, cnd »he tunc will be “O, Where Is My Wan dering Boy Tonight’?” I Theatre Hit By | A $1,500 Blaze Manager Beam Injured In Jump At Fire In Lyric Theatre Last Night. A damage estimated at $1,500 was dune by a blare in the pro jection room of the Lyric thea tre, South LaFayelte street, last night and Enos L. Beam, thea tre manager, is in bed today with a sprained teg caused by his jump from the window of the room. The blaze broke out about 10 o'clock and the alarm was promptly answered by the city fire truck, i There was no stampede or rush from 1 the theatre and no one was Injured j other than Mr. Beam. Open Neal Week. The theatre will be open again some time next week, the opening depending upon the investigation of the insurance adjuster. The building was only slightly damaged on the ceiling and in the projection room. A film valued at $150 was destroyed and the projec tion machinery damaged. Ball Champs Of Shelby Feted Victors of >Class A Basketball In North Carolina Honored By Kiwanis Club. Casey Morris’ championship squad of basketball cagers In class A In North Carolina, were honor guests last evening at the weekly luncheon of the Kiwanis club. Supt. B. L. Smith was master of ceremonies and displayed th* state trophy in the form of a large silver basketball which the school keeps for a year and the silver loving cup which has been added to the permanent col lection of trophies won by the school in a number of its endeavors. In the 2fl games played during the season by the local boys, 17 games were won and only 9 lost. Gradually they worked themselves up to the finals In Raleigh where they* nosed out victorious. Tilden Palls reviewed the season and Coach Morris point ed out that athletics develops char acter, loyalty, determination and good fellowship. A broader system of physical education was urged by Coach Morris whereby all students can avail themselves of systematic training. In speaking as principal of the school, Mr. Abernethy said athle tics develops a desirable attitude to ward the school, inoculates good | sportsmanship and teaches the play ers to lose gracefully and win mod estly. C. L. Austell, Capt. McSwain, and John Corbett spoke for the team. Ovid Lewis, director of music rendered a violin solo, "The Old Refrain,” accompanied by Mrs. | Hugh Plaster at the piano. Baseball Season Ooens Today; Carr Fights On Monday Cherryville Playing Shelby Champs Here. Shelby Boxer To S. C. The first baseball game of the sea son is on tap at the city park this afternoon. Shelby High's 1930 cham pions are meeting Cherryville in the debut game for 1931, Tuesday Shelby meets Charlotte In Charlotte. To Darlington. Monday night Babe Carr, Shelby lightweight, will go to Darh-igtor where he will appear in the main bout of one of the first boxing pro grams in that State since prize fighting was recently legalized by the South Carolina legislature. J. J. McMurry Has “Flu” In Florida Relatives here last night were in formed that Mr. J J. McMurry, vet eran 8helby business man, has the Influenza at 8t. Petersburg, Florida, where he has been spending the winter. Mtnnr S. A. McMurry, his son, is leaving Shelby this evening to be with him. Mrs. Tom Moore, a granddaughter, has been spending the winter there with him. The message informed that he had been in bed a week and was running a temperature. Gin Report Shows Cotton Crop Shorter Last year’s cotton crop in the en tire belt amounted to 13,753,830 bales according to the ginners report is sued at noon today. This final re port on the part of the ginners show the 1930 crop to be under the last government estimate by about a half million bdles, yet it had very little effect on the price of cotton today. ! Cleveland Men Not Convicted In U. S. Court Burke Top* List In Federal Court Total of 44 Prisoner* In County Jail Here During Term Of Court. Although 44 prisoner* were In county jail here this week to await trial in the term of fed eral court not a one of tho*e re turned to jail to begin prison sentence* elsewhere was a Cleve land county man. The 31 defendants given prison or reformatory sentences and the numerous others fined during the court session ending Wednesday aft ernoon were from other counties of the district. How Divided. Total sentences Imposed during the term ran over 20 years. Thirteen of the 31 prisoners sentenced were sent back to the Burke county jail to serve. Eleven prisoners were sent to Chllllcothe, Ohio, four to the At lanta prison, two to the Washington training school, and ope to Ruther ford county. All were men and 28 of the 31 were white men. Trying Burke Boy On Killing Charge Younger Brother Freed. TrUl of Mrs. Benton In Husband's Death Is Continued. Morganton, March 20.—Evidence In the Sutton Abernethy case was concluded about 3 o’clock yesterday afternoon and when court adjourned later two arguments had been heard. It Is expected to go to the Jury by noon today. Just after the conclusion of the evidence Judge Warlicfc instructed the jury to return a verdict of non suit Os to Frankie Abernethy, 14 year-old brother of the young de fendant. During recent weeks the younger boy charged with being an accessory in the slaying of Shorty Tallent, tenant on the Abernethy farm near Hildebran, had been included in the murder indictment. The state is now centering its ef forts toward the conviction of Sut ton Abernethy, 16-year-old, of either second degree murder of manslaugh ter. The boy admits killing Tallent but claims that he did it in self de fense. The principal witnesses for the de fense on the stand were Frankie Abernethy, appearing in his own and his brother’s behalf, and Mrs. Neill Abernethy, mother of the boys. Both corroborated in almost every de tail the story told on the stand yes teral by Sutton Abernethy. Mrs. Abernethy said that when the boys came home Sutton was cry ing hysterically, told her he had shot and killed ‘’Shorty’’ but he had to do it to protect himself, and his brother, Because this case has consumed more time than had been expected, the Benton case in which Mrs. John Benton is charged with the murder of her husband, has been continued until the next trera of court. Charlotte Man Is Found Dead In N. Y. Relatives In Charlotte were noti fied yesterday of the death in New York .city of Joseph A. C. Wads worth. prominent Charlotte business man. He was found dead in a hotel room there with a bullet wound in his head and a gun lying nearby. Mr. Wadsworth married Miss Mary Henkel, of Statesville, a niece of Mrs. S. Ernest Hoey, of Shelby. Fu neral services will be held at Char lotte Saturday morning. Special Sermons On Belwood Circuit Special subjects have been an nounced for three of the churches of the Belwood circuit next Sunday. The pastor will preach at St. Peteis at 11 a. m. and Kadesh at 3 p m. on the subject "In the Spirit and Power of Elijah." At Fallston Sun day night at 7:30 the subject will be "God Will Forgive Your Sin but Nature Will Not.” There will be no preaching serv ices on the Belwood circuit the 5th Sunday. The pastor will spend this Sunday in Charlotte with Mrs. Snow who is a patient in the Charlotte sanitorlum. While there he will' preach at Brevard St. Methodist church for Rev. N. C. Williams, who has been ill for several weeks. A Real Bone Dry What is probably the oldest "dry" In the world la shown above with Benjamin Shreve, of Harvard University. It is the skeleton of a Stenomylua, declared to be 20,000,000 years old, a Razelle-like camel that roamed the surface of the earth when Noah built the first ferry boat. The skeleton ia on exhibition at the Harvard museum at Cam bridge, Mass. Revivals Begin Sunday At Two Shelby Churches; Daily Services Presiding Elder At Central Church Prodding Elder Courtney And Rev. J. R. Church To AMist Pastor L. B. Hayes. A two weeks revival will begin Sunday morning at Central Meth odist church with the pastor. Rev L. B. Hayes in the pulpit at the Sunday morning and Sunday night services. Preparations are being made for a spiritual feast during the services when three different ministers will be heard. Rev. Mr. Hayes, the pastor, Rev. R. M. Court ney. the presiding elder of this dis trict, and Rev. J. R. Church, of Kings Mountain. ■ , Rev. Hayes has. been away this week visiting churches In the West ern North Carolina conference with Bishop Mouzon. He Is expected to return to the city tonight or to morrow In order to have everything j In readiness for the launching of the series of meetings Sunday morning. Presiding Eider Coming j During the first week. Rev. R. M. I Courtney the presiding elder will preach at the mornfng service to be gin at 9 o'clock and last one hour. The pastor, Mr. Hayes, will preach during the first week at the evening service which is scheduled to begin at 7:30 o’clock. No morning services will be held during the second week of the re vival and the evening service will be conducted by Rev. J. R. Church of Kings Mountain. Mr. Hayes will not preach, therefore, during the second week of the meeting which closes on Easter Sunday. Gelttral Revival. It is understood that a series of revival meetings are being conduct ed during these two weeks through out the Western North Carolina conference. Last week there was a spiritual life conference held in Charlotte to prepare the pastors and laymen for the general revival in Western North Carolina and indica tions are that these meetings will result in great spiritual good to the various communities in which they are held. Mr. and Mrs. Dale Kalter Who dl (CONTINUED ON PAGE TWELVE, i Wall Preaches At First Baptist The Pastor, Dr. Wall Will Preach. 115 Prayer Services Held Pre liminary To Meeting. A two weeks revival will begin Sunday at the First Baptist church with JJr. Zeno Wall, the popular pastor doing the preaching at the services to be held twice dally. As sisting him in the meeting will be Mr. Horace Easom, director of music and young peoples work. Messrs. Wall and Easom constitute a fine team and indications are that great spiritual good will result to the com munity. Sunday Subject*. Dr. Wall is one of the most pop ular and effective pastors the First Baptist church has ever had and it was the wish of the congregation that he do the preaching for the revival. He is fit great evangelist with long experience in this kind of work, so the revival services will begin Sunday morning with the sermon subject "They Did Nothin*.’* The morning service will be held at the usual hour, 11 o'clock, when special music will be rendered by the chufch choir of 35 voices. Haydn's “The Heaven’s Are Telling'’ Is the leading musical number for the morning service. At the evening hour. Dr. Wall will pearch on the subject, "Preventing Destruction." Exensive Preparations. Extensive preparations have been made for the revival. One hundred and fifteen prayer services have been held in the homes of members during the week and it Is estimated that an average of 15 people attend ed these prayer services. Some 2,000 people have therefore been reached during the week and already there have been 15 additions of the church. Also a large number have indicated that they will unite with the chinch next Sunday morning. Music a Feature. Music will be a feature at each service during the meeting. Mr. Easom has had the church choir of 35 voices and the young peoples choir of 125 voices In training for tCQPI IsrugL. ON PAGE VWKIA'JC ) What Do You Know About Shelby? j How much do you know about the city in which you live ? How many retail business firms are there in Shelby? How many people are employed in those firms ? What is the annual payroll of these employes? What is the total net sales of all retail business firms in Shelby per year? How much is total annual sales of all the-general mer chandise firms? What are the total yearly sales of the automotive group, the grocery' stores, the lumber and building firms, the furni ture stores, the wearing apparel stores, the restaurants and sating houses ? Do Shelby retail firms do a yearly business in excess of ar under five million dollars ? Get the answers to all those questions in MONDAY’S STAR. The answers are not guess work but actual statistics j issembled and compiled by the Department of Commerce and , .he Census Bureau. .. ) It will be the first comprehensive and complete picture i >f Shelby's retail business ever published here. i | Business Now Showing Gain Leaders State Optimistic Spirit Prevails Here VarioiiK Bailmn Leaders Report .Steady Increase. Banker Sees Trend. Business is on the upgrade and is steadily recovering from the period of depression that has been evident for many months. So say a general group of Shelby business men, and business men it is known do not say business is good unless it is. Steady Gain. Statements made to The Star to day by Shelby merchants and bank ers all reflect a new spirit of i jtlm ism brought about by increased trading and general business activ ity. Some say the activity is not up to that of last year, but others de clare their business to be better. All, however, agree that the steady gain is reassuring in that it la not the least spasmodic. Several Reasons. A number of basic reasons are cit ed for the new activity. The bonus money being received by World war veterans is one explanation. The cash dividends being paid out by local building and loan associations Is another, while the customary spring activity with more people at work and inclined to a more optlm l. tlc outlook Is the most general ex planation. more trading. "Tt Is not in proportions to a pros perity boom,” says William Lineber iser, of the Union Trust companyt “but here and there In nearly every business there Is ample evidence that things are picking up. From the banking angle this pick-up has been evident for two or three weeks and the gain appears to be steady and consistent. The outlook of the people Is largely responsible. They got near rock bottom, adjusted their modes and methods of living, have realised that after- all the business MI® of the community is basically *4und. end they have gone hack to buying and trading, not recklessly but wisely.” J C. McNeely, proprietor of the McNeely company, says: "A steady gain is evident in my business aa spring arrives. In my opinion busi ness Is not up to that of last year as yet but the weekly Increase in clines one to believe that ere long It will be.” John M. Best, furniture dealer: (COMTlNUEu ON PAUE rWKLVs.) Junior Colkge Fund Growing Drive Brings in $6,868 to Date. Over $300 During Current' Week. Since last week $306.65 has been added to the Bolling Springs Junior college subscription fund to help maintain the school as a Junior college Institution. This brings the total to date up to $6,868.60, accord ing to Dr. Bolton who Is here work ing the several Baptist association fa the interest of the school Previously reported.-.$0,362.85 Mr. antf Mrs. Z. R. Walker, Sandy Plains __ 50.00 Latttmore Baptist church __ 31.65 Sandy Run association_ 110.00 Byron Wilson, Boiling Spg.. 14.00 C. Rush Hamrick. Shelby — 20.0& Hon. C. R. Hoey, Shelby_ 5000 Miss Lela Morris. Spind&le. 10.00 8. F. Carpenter, Belwood ... 6.00 The Cleveland Star_... 15,00 it I . Total to date $6668,60 Nash Store Opens Here On Tuesday The Nash store, a hew ladies ready-to-wear mercantile establish ment, will open Tuesday of next week In the Llneberger building in the store room formerly occupied by Young’s Jewelry store. Mr. Joe E. Nash who has lived In Shelby fts the past ten years or more and been connected with the Fanning com pany and the Paragon stores. Mr. Nash spent a part of last week In the New York markets buying spring merchandise for the opening. Mrs. Harry Woodson has accepted a posi tion as saleslady for the new store and beautiful new fixtures are being installed this week, C; Teaoker Improves Miss Mary Hardy, South Shelby iphool teacher, Injured In an auto Kdlision several days ago, was re sorted to be improving today. It sill be a week or so, however, (Sc ore she will be able to leave the • lospltal.