North Carolina Newspapers

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Cotton, per lb.___10’4c up
Cotton Seed, per bu _ 37 Wc
Fair And Warmer.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair and warmer in south
and west portions tonight. Tuesday
fair and warmer.
Vet Kills Bandits.
Chicago, April 13.—A repeating
•hotgun in the hands of a German
war veteran roared in the plush
lined Gold Coast Cafe L'Aiglon
early yesterday. One bandit fell
dead while formally dressed guests
screamed and fainted. The shotgun
roared again and a second bandit
died, victim of the deadly aim pi
Frank Abler, headwaiter, who learn
ed to shoot while fighting for the
Kaiser during the World war.
Dr. McBrayzr
Buried Today
Son of Late Dr. T. Evans MeBrayer
Died In Alabama. Body Brought
Home for Inirnient.
Shelby people were saddened Sat
urday morning to hear that Dr.
Allen McBrayer, forme-. Shelby boy,
died in a Dothan, Ala, hospital
front uremic poison. Dr. McBrayer
was the son of the late Dr and Mrs.
T. Evans McBrayer and a brother
of Attorney C. B. McBrayer. of
Shelby, For the past 12 years he had
been located in Florida as state vet
erinary surgeon, with headquarters
at. Chipley, Fla. When he became ill,
lie entered a reputable hospital i.t
Dothan, Ala., a short distance from
Chipley where the end came Friday
jlight at 11:45 o’clock.
Dr. McBrayer was 36 years of age.
He attended school at Berea, Ky„
.he University of North Carolina
and finished at the University of
Veterinary Medicine at Washington,
D. C. Dr. McBi-ayer studied for an
M. D. degree awhile, but quite be
cause of his health.
lit Florida he held a responsible
position with the State as a veterin
ary sui'geo Hue oAFfEscmrdyluu
ary surgeon. He also was interested
in pure bred stock and had a farm
A hogs and cattle at Chipley where
he was also interested in a drug
.vtore. Dr. McBrayer was unmarried.
He was a popular and esteemed
young man and has many boyhood
friends back in Cleveland who re
gret to learn of his passing.
Surviving are three brothers, Ool.
C. E. McBrayer, of Portland, Oregon:
Attorney C. B. McBrayer, of Shelby:
Eugene McBrayer, of Hampton. Va
lid one sister. Mrs. Ollie Minor, of
Washington. All are. here for the fu
neral except Col. McBrayer, of Ore
The body arrived Sunday morn
ing and was taken to the home cf
ils brother C. B. MCBrayer where:
the funeral service was conducted
this morning at 10:30 o’clock by
Revs. Zeno Wall, H. N. McDiarmid
and L. B. Hayes. Interment was in
the McBrayer family plot in Sun
et cemetery.
Training Class To
Start Primary Class
Thirteen Teachers Takint Training
Will Start Primary School
A primary school will be conducted
by the students in the teacher train
ing department on Thursday of this
week, so announces Miss Louise
Gill, head of this department. The
school will be conducted in the
South Shelby (Morgan street) school
and in order for a child to enter, it
must be six years old before the
first of January 1982. One dollar will
be charged for an entrance fee.
As the room space is limited, par
ents who have any idea of enter
ing their children are urged to make
arrangements at once by telephon
ing No. 178 or seieng any of the fol
lowing members of the teacher
training class: Louise Bailey, Lucile
Blanton, Mary Faye Dellinger, Elsie
Gldney, Elizabeth Gidney, Lelene
Grigg, Edna Harrill, Sara Harris.
Reba Hamrick, Sara Hoyle, Sara
Riviere, Irene Roberts and Olive
Mrs. Elmer Price
Loses Her Father
father of Shelby Woman Dies Near
Ellenboro. Had Been Sick
Six Years.
Joseph Self Bedford, father of
Mrs. Elmer Price, of Shelby, died at
his home near Ellenboro in Ruther
ford county Friday afternoon at
4:15 o’clock following a long illness
with rheumatism. For the past six
years he had been bedfast and help
less, but bore his suffering with pa
tience and foritude.
Mr. Bedford was near 67 years of
age and was held in high esteem in
his community as was attested by
the large floral offering. His friends
and neighbors served as pallbearers
and interment was in the cemetery
at, Oak Grove church Saturday aft
ernoon at 3 o’clock. A number ol
children survive. the oldest and
youngest sons living at the old
Shelby Host To 300 Methodist Women This Week
Hundreds Will
Be In City For
Music Contest
Eleven Schools In
For Honors
Winners Mere Will Enter State
Contests At Greensboro Last
Of Month.
Shelby's first district music con-:
test for tlte high schools of five
counties will be held here next Sat
urday and more than 250 people are
expected for the event.
High school musicians from 11
schools in five counties will be
among the entrants, and the Vin
ners will represent the district in
the State-wide contests at Greens
boro April 23 ahd 24. The Shelby
high school band, which has won
State honors for two years.will not
compete in the contest Saturday as
it is entitled to enter the state ecn
est without district competition.
Those Entered.
The five countie.-, in this district
are Lincoln, Catawba, Cleveland.
Gaston and Rutherford. Entrants
will be here from the following
schools; Lincslntoh. Lowell. Forest
City. Kings Mountain, Dalles, Shel
by, Cherryville Hickory. Newton.
Lattimore and Belmont,
The contest will get underway at
8:30 in the high school, auditorium
and Will continue until 3 or 4 in the
afternoon and the public is invited
to attend by Mr. O. B. Lewis, mitsi
cal director In the Shelby .schools.
There are 18 events but Shelby
students will be entered In only
nine. Those events and the entrants
are as follows:
Trumpet—Colbert Me Knight .
Trombone—Herman Best*.
Baritone; Horn—John McClurd.
Clarinet—Pegrain Holland.
Soprano—Elizabeth Blanton.
Baritone—John Corbett;
Unchanged Voice—Virgil Cox.
Girls Trio— Alice Goode King,
Mary Tedder, and Edith Blanton.
Girls Glee Club composed of 20
The contests will be judged by L.
; R. Sides. Charlotte musical director
The contest promises to be one of
J the biggest musical events ever held
I in the city and music lovers of the
(section are expected to attend in
[large numbers.
Mrs. Lee Eaker Is
Dead; Bury Tuesday
Died This Morning In Clover Hill
Section At Age 6!
i Mrs. Lee Eaker died this morn
ing at her home in the Clover Hill
section of heart dropsy. She had
been sick for a year or more, but
had improved and was thought to
be getting along nicely when she
took sick again a few' days before
the end came.
Mrs. Eaker was born December
7. 1868 and had passed her 62nd
milepost in life. She was a Miss
Williams before marriage and a de
voted wife and mother and a kind
hearted Christian. Surviving are her
! husband, six sons and three dangh
i ters: Jesse, Sununie, Luther, Andy,
i Billy and Cecil Eaker, Mrs. Hattie
\ Gold, Mrs. Vicie Brackett and Miss
Margaret Eaker.
| Funeral services will be held Tues
day morning at 10 o’clock at Clovei
| Hill church, the services to be ir
| charge of Rev. Mr, Barber.
I Gov. White Favored By Leaders
Of N. C. As Democratic Choice
i Gov. Max Gardner Talked As Run
ning Mate For Ohio
1 Charlotte, April 13.—North Caro
lina Democratic leaders, scanning
the political firmament for a presi
dential possibility who is neither a
ranting wet nor a canting dry, were
reported yesterday to be looking
with increasing lavor upon Gover
nor George White of Ohio.
Occupying just now the unique
position of being about the only
Democratic national figure from a
pivotal state who is not tearing hij>
shirt against prohibition, Governor
! White looks like a new hope to po
tent personages in the state demo
cracy who, above all other things,
j wish to avoid in 1932 a repetition of
the catastrophe of 1928.
Gardner Boom.
Prospects that a serious effort will
lie made to advance his cause in
North Carolina were indicated in
responsible political circles. Along
with the movement may be a com
panion boo mfor Governor O. Mart
Gardner for the vice presidential
North Carolina Democratic lead
ers are frankly fearful of a serious
breach within the party in this state
if Mr. Raskob succeeds In inserting
a wet plank in the national Demo
cratic platform or if the national1
convention nominates any one of j
the several outstanding figures
whose names are so conspiciously as
sociated with the movement to re-j
icotrrwnrn ow moo s-x •
Wins Church Beauty Contest
Beauty everywhere—even in church. Thi* has been proven by the
selection of Joan Jerome (right) who has been selected as the’most
beautiful church girl, and Francis Hill (left' chosen as the best dressed
girl regularly attending church. The selections mark the first beauty
contest held under the auspices of a religious organisation, which was
conducted at the Grace Methodist Episcopal Church in New York City,
Charming Pollock, noted author, and one of the judges (center).
Almost Anything Might Happm
j In Legislature Daring Week;
| MacLean Law Not All It Seemed
Senate Kills Sales Tax and 8e
C'alled Luxury Tax. House May
Not Budge.
(By M. R. Ounnagan. Star New*
Raleigh, April 13.—The North Car
olina genera) assembly lias reached
such mental and physical—yes. arid
financial and moral—state that any
thing, might happen,
i That, of course, is an exaggera
tion, for there are too many level
headed and even-tempered mem
bers to allow anything unreasonable
among the membership who have
come to a dangerous stage, if they
should be allowed to have their way.
The' strain is telling and the effect
on individual members is in evidence
by unusual outbreaks and baby acts.
Notable among these incidents
! was the resolution offered by Sena
i continued on pac.e six
Negro University
Singers Coming Here
On Friday, April 17, at eight
o’clock, the Cleveland County Train
ing school presents the Johnson C.
| Smith university quintette of Char
lotte at the court house. A small ad
mission will be charged. Reserved
seats for white.
Forester Talks To
Students Of Shelby
! Mr. J. F. Holmes, State forester,
j Was a visitor in the Shelby high
school Saturday. While at the high
school he gave an interesting illus
trated lecture on the forestry work
in North Carolina.
Auto Bucks Train
On Seaboard Track
Cloth Mill Man Bruised In Ac cl- ■
dent Last Night. Car
Another automobile disputed the
right of way with a train in Shelby
last night—and came out second
The auto, occupied, it Is .said, by
Bert Baldwin, Bill Clubb and C. J
Payne, of the Cleveland cloth mill
village, ran into a freight train, which
was standing still, on a Seaboard
crossing in east Shelby. Baldwin
was given first-aid treatment at the
Shelby hospital soon after.the.acci
dent, which took place around mid
night, and was able to return home
The others were shaken up. lire
car was considerably damaged.
Hutchins Boy Held
For Higher Court
Found In Ab Jackson Store. Had
Been In Gulf OH
K' 1
Melvin Hutchins, 16-year-old
white boy, was bound over to Super
ior court in county court this morn
ing on a series of breaking and en
tering charges which were uncover
ed last weelr.
Late Friday night Mr. Ab Jackson
entered his grocery store on South
LaFayette street and found the
youth in the store. Officers were
called and lie was arrested without
anything being stolen. When he
was searched officers found a bill
head from the Gulf oil distributing
plant in South Shelby on tire back
of which was written the combina
tion of the oil office safe. The youth
after some questioning admitted to
the police that he had been in the
office, but had secured nothing more
than the safe combination. Officers
say that he will also be charged i»
the higher court with making a
similar- entrance in the Standard oil
office on North Washington street.
Georgia Man Now
With Penney Firm
Mr. A. L. Shepard, of Dublin,
Georgia, has come to Shelby to be
assistant manager of the J. C. Pen
ney store, succeeding Mr. Gerald
Mcfirayer who went to Reidsville as
manager of the store there. Mr.
I Shepard was assistant to Mr. D. R. |
I Yates, manager of the local store
when he managed the Dublin store, j
Mr. Shepard is married and a Bap
list J
A ppointedJudge
For King Case
On Next Month
Greenwood Jurist
Will Preside
Special Term of Court To Try Shel
by Man To Be Held At
Columbia. S C., April 13,—Gover
nor Blackwood Saturday appointed
Judge C C. Featherstone of Green
wood to preside over a special term
of court starting at Lancaster May
i. This term lias been called for the
trial of the cast* Against Rafe King,
former Shelby and York county
math charged with killing his wife at
their home at Sharon.
The case against King was re
cently transferred to Lancaster
county, from York, and King is now
in the Lancaster jail awaiting trial.
King was tried in Chester In July,
1929. convicted of first degree mur
der and sentenced to die. He ap
pealed and the supreme court order
ed a new trial.
College Flapper
Has Riotous Fun
Local Talent Give Cheerful Nour
ishment To Two Audiences
Cheerful nourishment was pro
vided Friday and Saturday night by
"Tlte College Flapper,” presented
under the direction of Miss McClure
and under the auspices of the Lion's
club. The audiences were not as
large as had been expected but
tir e who ventured out to see grown
men cavort in flapper clothes, hem
the well trained chorus of teen age
girls and see young men In feminine
roles and freshman frivolities, got
many a hearty laugh.
Loy Thompson in a most difficult
| dual role of football star and ma
tron of a room big house of school
| girls, did his part well. Mary Brandt
Switzer and Betty Suttie revealed
real talent in their lead roles and
proved real stars before the foot
| lights-. Arthur Benoy as the agile
j but affectionate college professor
j had a perfect make-up and did his
part well. Mayor McMurry, with
manuscript in hand, provoked a
real laugh as he read through his
lines which he failed to commit to
As long as the show was going. It
was good, but fuses In the electric
lighting system blew out, the cur
tain hung up and the long lapses of
time between acts, detracted con
siderably from the first evening's
Club Women Of
County In Meeting
May Hold District Meeting of Home
Demonstration Clubs In
I This County.
The presidents of the home dem
onstration clubs of the county met
in the office of the home demon
stration agent on Saturday and
transacted business relating to the
dubs of the county.
Club constitutions were cheeked,
and suggestions for amendments
added. Miss Poston, president of
Lattimore club, was appointed to help
Mrs. Wallace, home agent, formulate
a simplified “Rules of Order” that
would meet the needs of the clubs,
which are informal organizations.
Plans looking forward to the coun
ty fair, annual picnic and other club
work concerning the entire county
were discussed.
The most important thing for the
present time was the decision to
hold the district meeting of home
demonstration clubs in the county,
provided a suitable place can be se
cured for holding this meeting.
Further notice will be made as soon
as the committee on business ar
rangements has made definite
plans. April 5 has been set as a ten
tative date for this meeting which
will consist of Gaston, Rutherford
ton and Cleveland county ladies
who are club members.
Club program for week of April
13-18. The hour for all clubs is 2:30:
Monday, Casar Woman's club.
Tuesday, Sharon Woman's club.
Wednesday, Earl Woman’s club.
Thursday, Patterson Grove Wom
an's club and 4-H club.
Friday, Beulah Woman’s club.
Saturday, Bethlehem Woman’s
club. 4
I- 1——-- .
Children Meet.
The Children of Confederacy will
meet at tire club room at 7:30 Mon
day evening, Gene Moore and Sara
Thompson and Lucille Whisnant
hostesses. ,
Situation Has j
Improved Here
Mills Running, Many Worker* Gef
Jobs On Farm. Need
The unemployment situation
and the subsequent charity con
ditions in the Shelby section are
considerably better than they
were during the winter, accord
ing to Welfare Officer J. B.
Quite a bit of charity work, how
ever, Is still being carried out.. There
is not as much demand for food and
fuel as there was during the cold
months, but numerous families are
in need of light clothing. In Shelby
households while spring cleaning is
underway quite a bit of lightweight
clothing might be gathered together
and prove of value to the welfare
department. Such contributions mny
be left at the welfare office at the
j court house, or a telephone call to
that office will result In someone
Calling for them.
More Getting Work
“The unemployment phase Is
gradually readjusting itself,'' Mr.
Smith says, “with the mills running
and numerous workers being able
to get jobs on the farm as spring
activities begin.”
Undecided About
Trip After Lowery
Think It Would IW Difficult To
Convict After 30
Officers here today were undecid
ed as yet as to sending an officer to
Georgia for a negro nann there who
I might be Jim Lowery, the man who
| killed Police Chief Shelt Jonas of
Shelby more than 30 years ago.
A Georgia man who has been in
vestigating the case tlilnks>the ne
gro on the gang there may be Low
ery. Last week he sent some photos
here of the aged man and a num
ber of older residents thought they
could see a resemblance to the
younger Lowery they knew. None
was positive^nough, however, to be
sure that it was Lowery. The Geor
gia man says that some time ago
the negro under surveillance there
told a fellow convict that he had
killed an officer in this State. The
other convict, however, has served
his time and Is no longer there.
Those considering the matter are
somewhat reluctant about sending
after the man because they think
that without some proof of his Iden
tity it would be very difficult to se
cure enough evidence to convict
A decision will likely be marie by
the city aldermen in another day or
two as the sentence of the negro on
the Georgia convict force ends on
April 24.
Training Corps
Quota Is Filled
Twenty-nine young men from
Cleveland county will attend the
Citizens Military Training cnmp at
Port Bragg for one month this sum
mer, announced Lee B. Weathers to
day. Mr. Weathers was chairman
for Cleveland county In the enlist
meht of men to attend this free
camp. In six days the quota in the
southeastern area of over 10,000 men
was accepted. Cleveland county’s
quota was only 15 men, but because
the qiiotas from some of the other
North Carolina counties was unfilled
Mr. Weathers got an Increase for
Word-of-mouth advertising is abundantly created
by good newspaper advertising. Both sell goods to
customers old and new.
When newspaper advertising brings a new custom*
er to your store, that new customer is going to fur
nish some good word-of-mouth advertising for your
place of business.
Business goes where it is invited and stays where
it is treated best.
Invite the readers of The Cleveland Star to use
your merchandise, or your service. You can reach
more than 20,000 Cleveland county people with
your message in the advertising columns of The
Cleveland Star.
Free Cut and Copy Service at Your Command
Missionary Society
Meets Here Tuesday
Car* Wanted For
Visitor* To Ride
Automobiles art' wanted at
Central Methodist church
Wednesday afternoon at four
o'clock for the purpose of giv
ing the 300 visiting: ladles a
free ride over the city. These
300 visitors will he here to at
tend the Western Conference
Missionary society conference
and car owners who wish to
have a part in their entertain
ment, are asked to furnish
their cars at the church at 4
o'clock to give the visitors a 30
to 45 minute ride over the city.
Books In City
Election Open
Rooks Open Today. May Register
At Court House On
The registration books for
the Shelby election on Tuesday.
May 5. opened today.
Mr. Frank Kendall, registrar, will
be at the office of W. R. Newton
at the county court house all day
each Saturday until the election.
Those who Wish to do so may reg
ister during the week by getting In
touch with the registrar. Where
there are a sufficient number of
voters at one point the registrar
will take the books to them for reg
Only those who have moved to
Shelby since the last election, have
come of voting age, or have chang
ed wards need register for the com
ing election.
Epworth Leaguers
Hold Big Meeting
206 Representatives From Lincoln,
Gaston and Cleveland Gather
at I.tncolnton.
Lincolnton, April 13 —The district
meeting of the Epworth league was
held here Friday night, 206 being
present with the Goodsonville M. E.
Church as host. The district Is com
posed of Lincoln. Gaston and Cleve*
land Counties, and has 38 leagues,
15. of whom were represented by
delegates at the meeting here.
Rev. E. E. Snow of Fallston, pres
ident of the district, conducted the
devotlonals. after which Miss The'
rna Rhyne, Belmont, district secre
tary presided over the business pro
gram, at which time reports from
the various leagues were rendered,
18 Men, Two Women
Nabbed In Roundup
Cell doors at the Cleveland coun
ty Jail clicked behind 20 people from
Saturday morning until Sunday
night. Sheriff Trvtn M. Allen dat
ed today.
Only four or five of those arrest
ed were colored. Of the 20 two were
white women.
None of those arrested faced ma
jor charges in county court today,
the gauntlet of minor charges run
ning from drunkenness and driving
dunk cases to vagrancy and small
Biggest Meeting In
27 Years
Shelby Homes Thrown Open T#
Kntcrlaln District Society
Of W. N. C.
Three hundred women delegate#
from Western North Carolina con
ference will be visitors this we?k la
Shelby, attending a three day ses
sion of the Woman's Missionary so
ciety to be held with the Central
Methodist, church of which Rev. U
B. Hayes Is pastor.
Shelby homes have been opened
for the entertainment of the dele
gates and visitors from nearly hall
of the counties In North Carolina
who will arrive tonight and tomor
row for the beginning of the pro
gram Tuesday.
Distinguished Visitors.
This Is the first time In 27 years
that Central Methodist church has
had a convention of this nature and
sUe and It will probably bring to
Shelby the largest number of worn- ^
m delegates that have gathered for
n missionary conference in Western
North Carolina.
All meetings will be presided over
by Mrs. C. C. Weaver, of Winston
Salem who. Is conference president.
Some highlights for the program#
during the convention will be ad
dresses given by a number of lead
ers In the church, some of whom are
listed here: Miss Lula Tuttle, ol
China; Miss Olive Smith, of Korea;
Miss Constance Rumbough, Council
superintendent of young people; Dr.
J. W. Shackford, of Albemarle, for
merly a member of the mission
board; and Mrs. Hume R. Steele,
council officer.
Visitors Invited.
It is announced that the public Is
invited to attend these meetings
However, It is thought that thi
Shelby Debates In
Triangular Contest
Local Affirmative Tram .Meets
Gastonia Team Here Tuesday
The Shelby triangle of the State
wide debating contest, postponed
from last week, will be held tomor
row Tuesday nisht.
At 8 o’clock the Shelby affirma
tive team will meet the Gastonia
negative team at the Central high
school auditorium. Shelby’s nega
tive team will debate Lincolnton'i
affirmative team at TJneolnton.
The Shelby affirmative, which
debates at home, is represented by
Sara Louise Falls and Matilda
Jenks. The negative team, which
goes to Lincoln ton, is composed of
Sara Thompson and William In
The -nbjeet of the State-wide
high school debate this year Is: “Re
solved that the United States should
grant Immediate independence to
the Philippines.”
The judges here will be Mrs. Glenn
Yoder, Rev. H. N. MeDlarmid and
Judge John P. Mull.
Cotton Co-Ops To
Gather On Tuesday
County-Wide Cotton Meeting At
Court House At 2:38
A meeting of all member or the
N. c. Cotton Growers Cooperative
Association will be held Tuesday
afternoon at 2:30, It Is announced
by Mr. C. C. Horn, Jr., field repre
sentative for this territory.
Two purposes of the gathering
will be to name a delegate to the
district convention and a director
on the State committee.
Talk Marketing.
An official of the association from
the Raleigh office will be present,
It Is said, and will discuss marketing
and other phases of the 1931 crop
of interest to the cotton farmers of
this section.
Shelly Firemen
To Attend School
Three members of the Shelby fire
department, and possibly others,
will attend a school for firemen at
Durham Tuesday Wednesday and
Thursday of this week. The three
sure to go. according to Chief I R.
Robinson are Chal Caskey, of the
regular department, and Everett
Dellinger and J. J. Pattewon of tbo
volunteer group.

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