SHELBY. N. C. MONDAY APRIL 13,1931 ■L . 1.. ""i ■'■■-■j'l' ".a J JIM .jL.... t Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. 8 PAGE3 TODAY * Hf nail oor ieat no lanam ‘irrtn o»t raar no xKannai LATE NEWL THE MARKET 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 gon. 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 Thursday. 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 Singleton. 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 homestead. 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 voices. 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! Years. 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 Man. 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 nomination. 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 r 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* Bureau.) 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 Damaged. Another automobile disputed the right of way with a train in Shelby last night—and came out second best. 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 Office. 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 Lancaster. 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 Here. 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 memory. 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 performance. 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. , Unemployment Situation Has j Improved Here Mills Running, Many Worker* Gef Jobs On Farm. Need nothing. 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. Smith. 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 Years. 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 him. 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 Cleveland. Word-Of-Mouth Advertising 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. PHONE li Free Cut and Copy Service at Your Command U 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. Registration Books In City Election Open Rooks Open Today. May Register At Court House On Saturday. 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 istration. 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 thefts. 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 iCONTINUKn ON PAG* BIX.' Shelby Debates In Triangular Contest Local Affirmative Tram .Meets Gastonia Team Here Tuesday Night. 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 gram. 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 O’clock. 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.