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VOL. XXXVU, No. 46
SHELBY, N. C.
FRIDAY. APRIL 17, 1931
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.
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Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Generally fair tonight and
Saturday. Not much change in
Hear Cannon Case.
Washington, D. C., April 17.—The
senate campaign funds committee
was in session today to consider in
formation gathered by its investi
gators concerning the use of funds
by Bishop James Cannon, Jr., of the
Methodist Episcopal church, South,
in the 1928 anti-Smith campaign.
Chairman Nye has called his meet
ing to determine whether the com
mittee will hold further hearings on
the Cannon case.
Race In 1932
First Reported He
former Congressman Was Re pm ted
Thursday To Be Running Again.
Charlote, April 17.—“I never said
anything: or intimated anything at
the federal court here last week or
at any other place to justify any
one quoting me as saying I would
be a candidate for congress from
the ninth district in 1932,” declared
District Attorney Charles A. Jonas
in a statement issued here yester
His statement was prompted by
published reports in which friends
were quoted as saying he was mak
ing plans again to seek the office
which he lost to Congressman A- L.
Bulwinkle in the last election.
"I am giving all of my time to
attending to the duties of district
attorney and to attending to my
own business,” his statement declar
ed, “and it is requiring aii of my
time to do that even if some of my
friends are trying to help me.
“Besides, I think I have a right
to expect that I be consulted in
stead of someone else about any
plans involving me.”
Mr. Jonas is now serving as dis
trict attorney by virtue of a recess
appointment from President Hoover.
He faces a fight to come up in the
next senate over his confirmation.
Senator Morrison, who successfully
resisted confirmation of the Jonas
nomination in the last senate has
indicated he will again seek to pre
vent it when it reaches the new sen
(Charlotte News. April 16.)
Charles A. Jonas, of Lincolnton, is
a candidate for the Republican
nomination to congress from the
ninth district, his friends said here
today. They quoted the* United
States district attorney for Western
North Carolina and former con
gressman as saying, while here con
ducting the prosecutions in connec
tion with a term of federal court,
hat he was laying plans to make
Lhe race in 1932 election. %
Mr. Jonas is filling the office Of
United States district attorney un
der a recess appointment from
President Herbert Hoover, made fol
lowing the resignation of Thomas
Harkins, of Asheville, who had fill
ed the post for several years.
Political friends of the Lincoln
ton man quoted him as saying that
whether or not the senate sees fit
,o confirm him for the post of dis
rict attorney, he would make the
i-ace for congress. He was nominated
for the post just before his term as
congressman expired in March but
he confirmation was blocked by
Senator Camerson Morison, of Char
lotte, and he then received a recess
iippointment from the president.
Mr. Jonas defeated Major A. L.
Bulwinkle for the seat in congress
from the ninth North Carolina dis
trict In 1928 and was in turn de
tested in 1930 by Major Bulwinkle,
the present congressman.
Junior Stunt Night
On Here Tonight
The junior class of Shelby high
school is sponsoring a stunt night at
;he high school auditorium, Friday
evening, April 17, at eight o'clock.
About seventy-five students and
members of the faculty are taking
part. Stunts are being presented by
'ach grade in school, the music de
partment, the debating department,
he athletic department, the faculty
and an extra dance given by the
junior class betwen acts.
A small admission fee will be
rharged for the benefit of the jun
The following program will be pre
Eighth grade—Toy Shop; Eleventh
grade—Magician act; athletic de
Dartment—human organ; music de
partment—German band; ninth
grade—backward school; dance—
Sunbonnet Babies (extra stunt fur
nished by junior class); faculty
family photograph gallery; debating
c)Ub—on to Chapel Hill; tenth
r -ade—fatal quest
Seems Sure To
Start May 4th
Counsel On Both
Attorney* For Shelby Man Say They
Have Been Ready For
York, S. C., April 17.—Judge C. C.
Featherstone, of Greenwood, having
been designated by Governor Black
wood, upon recommendation of
Chief Justice Blease, to preside over
a special term of court In Lancaster
county to try Rafe King, charged
with the murder of his wife, it is
stated by York attorneys interested
in the case that they see no evid
ent reason why the trial should not
begin at Lancaster on May 4.
It became necessary for a special
judge to be designated for the trial
because of the fact that the term
of Lancaster court is a special term
ordered for the sole purpose of try
ing the King case, and as no jurist
was scheduled to be presiding there
at the time, some circuit court judge
perforce had to be ordered there.
Solicitor W. Gist Finley, chief of
counsel for the prosecution, says that
the state will be in readiness for the
trial on the date named, and as he
asked that the special term be or
dered, it is fairly certain that he
will make no efforts to delay the
Thomas F. McDow, of York, chief
of counsel for, the defense, says that
the defense is not only ready for
trial but has. been ready for trial
but has been ready for some weeks
and has been pressing for trial. He
gives assurance that unless there
should be some unforeseen develop
ments between this date and May 4,
the defense certainly will not ask
for any continuance but will be only
too glad to proceed with the case.
King was tried in Chester county
on a change of venue from York
county, convicted and sentenced to
die, but the supereme court granted
him a new trial and the case was
then moved to Lancaster.
Officers May Go
Reports today had it that two
Shelby officers—perhaps Sheriff
Alien and Police Chief Poston—will
likely make a week-end trip to
Georgia to investigate the negro on
the convict force there who some
believe to be Jim Lowery, who killed
Police Chief Shelt Jones here more
than 30 years ago.
If the two officers make the trip,
they plan to carry with them a cou
ple citizens who remember the Low
ery of other days.
Senior Play Saturday
At Fallston School
The senior class of Fallston High
school will present "Wild Ginger,”
a comedy in three acts Saturday
night, April 18th. It Is plenty of fun
and will be well presented by the
following characters: Henry Falls,
Edwin Williams, Paul Hord, William
Clay, Thomas Wilson, Claude Ross,
Zora Boggs, Viola Wright, Connie
V. Wright, Alma Wright and Edna
Kings Mtn. Citizens Do Not Know
Names Of Candidates Until Mom
Of Voting Day; No Campaigning
(Special to The Cleveland Star)
Kings Mountain, April 17.—This is one town that de
serves the attention of “Believe-It-Or-Not” Ripley for it
never has a city political fight. The reason why is that the
citizens of the town do not know until election morning who
they are going to vote for—or against.
The voters of the town do not
know who the candidates are until
election morning because it is the
custom of candidates not to an
nounce until the morning of the
j For that reason there isn’t any
talk and no interest at all appar
ent here in the election which
comes off on May 5. There couldn't
be any talk for not know until they
arise that morning who will be the
candidates the voters do not know
who to cuss or discuss.
At the election this year there
will be elected a mayor, five coun
cilmen and three members of the
city school board. The present offi
cers are Wiley H. McGinnis, mayor;
W. P. Pulton, Raymand Cline, E. W.
Griffin, G. D. Hambrlght and Joe
Neisler, councllmen and A. Hunter
Patterson, Doris Mauney and C. E.
Neisler, sr., members of the city
Cherokee Bill To
Break Wild Ones
Cherokee Bill promises a free
show at the baseball park Saturday
afternoon at 3 o’clock. Cherokee
Bill is an Indian and he guarantees
to ride any wild mule, horse or b.dl
without saddle or bridle. If you
happen to have either one of these
untrained animals, Cherokee Bill
says bring ’em on and he wUl sub
due them so a ten year old child
can ride ’em anywhere. If no local
people furnish wild stock for Fill
to show his conquering spirit, Bill
will put on a show anyhow for he
will have two unbroken mules to
ride for the amusement of the crowd
He prefers, however, that local peo
ple furnish the stock so they will
know there Is no trick to the beast
Do You Want To Bid
On A Mail Contract?
Well Here’s One For Ton, Taking
The MaH From Charleston
Detroit, Mich., April 16—W. Ir
wing Glover, assistant postmaster
general in charge of air mall, an
nounced last night that bids on the
first transatlantic air mall line will
be opened within 30 days.
In his announcement, made at the
National Aircraft show, he said the
proposed line will take off at Char
leston, S. C., for London, England,
via Bermuda and the Azores, a span
of approximately 4,000 miles.
Mr. Glover said the only com
pany yet to make a bid on tbe route
Is Pan-American Airways. Amphi
bian planes. each equipped with
four 675 horsepower Hornet engines,
probably will be used he said.
The Star furnished 325 free copies of its Wednes
day’s issue for the delegates and visitors here attending
•the Woman’s Missionary Society meeting of the Western
North Carolina Methodist Conference.
That this service was duly appreciated, is express
ed in the following letter to the editor: :
. “As a member of the Woman’s Missionary
Society of the Western N. C. Conference permit
me to express my appreciation for your
thoughtfulness in placing so many copies of
your valuable paper for us while they were
yet “fresh from the press.”
“Since my late husband was a member of
the Fourth Estate I happen to know it meant
extra work for a number of people for you to
j get them to us so quickly.
“As chairman of the resolution committee
permit me also to thank you for covering our
meeting which is being held in your city. You
have done it in a most satisfactory way.
Mrs. J. G. Sterling.”
A newspaper is a mirror reflecting the city in
which it is published. The Star always endeavors to
properly represent Shelby to the outside world.
(A loving cup is in The Star’s possession, awarded
by the North Carolina Press Association as the out
standing newspaper in North Carolina outside the daily
The unusual romance oi a step,
mother and stepson culminated in
Palo Alto, Cal., when Mrs. Flor
ence Ober Adams (above) became
the bride of Sidney Francis Adams.
She was the widow of the late
Professor Ephriam D- Adams. Both
are graduates of Stanford Univer
Contest In City
All Day Saturday
Shelby High Musicians Entered In
Nine Contests. Eleven Cities
Everything was in readiness here
today for the district high school
music contests to be held at the
Central high school auditorium to
Young musicians from 11 towns
and cities in the five counties of
this district will enter the contest
with the hope of representing the
district at the state-wide contests in
Greensboro later in the month.
Representatives of the Shelby
high school will be entered in nine
of the contests, instrumental and
vocal. It will not be necessary for
the Shelby band to compete in the
contest tomorrow because the band
is entitled to enter the state con
test Without district competition.
Begins At 8:30.
The contests will begin at 8:30 in
the morning and continue until 3 In
the afternoon at least. Mr, O. B
Lewis, musical director of the Shel
by schools, announces that the
public will be welcomed and all
music lovers are urged to attend.
Between 250 and 400 people will
be here for the contests.
McSwain Not Sure'
How Assembly Row
May Wind Up Now
Shelby Senator Home For Week
End Says MacLean Fight Has
Just what the general assembly
will do about the revenue bill, which
hinges on the MacLean school bill.
Senator Peyton McSwain, home for
the week-end. is not prepared to
Almost anything may happen, he
says, and one prediction 1s good as
The senate, with Senator McSwain
voting with the majority, defeated
the sales tax method of providing
revenue for the McLean school
measure and then passed a new bill,
the Foeger-Grier plan, to increase
the equalization fund for schools.
As a result Speaker Smith and
Lieutenant Governor Fountain nam
ed a committee from both branches
of the assembly to reach a com
promise if passible.
What the compromise will be Sen
ator MteSwain says ipe does not know
and he does not believe any mem
ber of the committee can forecast.
The senate is set against a sales tax
and the house is fixed for the
MacLean bill without ad valorem
taxes. Even if a compromise is
reached by the joint committee,
there is some doubt about how the
compromise would be received by
the senate and the house.
The revenue fight has been one of
I the hardest tussles the general as
sembly of the State has ever known.
Senator McSwain say*.
On Honor Roll
Ninth Grade Haa Most Honor Stu
dents. Senior Class Ranks
Seventy-three high dfchool stud
ents and 259 grammar grade and
elementary students, or a total of
332. made the honor roll lor the
seventh month In the Shelby school
In the high school the ninth
grade had 23 honor students for the
month to lead the other classes. Tire
senior class ranked next with 18.
In High School.
The foil follows:
Seniors: John Corbett. John Irvin
James .McSwaln, James Shepard
Helen Bess, Elisabeth Blanton, Fran
ces Carver, Matilda Jenks, Mae Lat
timore, Louise Miller, Mtlla Putnam.
Sara Thompson, Orml Lee White,
Sherrill Lineberger, Palmer Mc
Swain, Hessenttne Borders, Mildred
Camp, Lena Hamrick.
juniors: t*aui wray, isaoei ar
aour, Alena Blanton, Ida Mae
nidges, Edwina Oldney, Bernice!
louser? Hattie Mae Humphries,
rtildred Laughrldge. Virginia Mc
durry, Nancy Sperling, Mary 8ue
fhompson, Ethel White, Herman
lest, Emma Irvin, Clara Lee Mc
iwatn, Vernle Morrison.
Ninth grade: Billy Broadway,
.oris Dover, Richard LeGrand, Col
iert McKnlght. Caleb McSwaln, Ed
Jost, Jr., Margaret Ford, Allecn
rones, Annie Ray Jones, Helen Mlll
ir, Sara Lee Norman, Hazel Put
lam, Edna Roberts, Ruth Roberts,
Cdlth Saunders, Jean Thompson,
•1sta Tyner, Elizabeth Wallace, Stacy
Juncan, Janet Morrison, Elsie
Vhitener, Charles McBrayer, Es
Eighth grade: Louise Austell,
5dna Earle Grigg, Esther Ann
Jutnn, Mary Lillian Speck, Mary
Veils, Sarah White. Paul Bulltngton,
Valter Fanning, Kiffln Hayes,
Stuart James, J. M. Vaughn, Mar
garet Corbett, Kathleen Mauney,
Elizabeth Lipscomb, Alma Ross,
Mary Lewis Wilson.
Washington school: Frances
Peatherstone, Margaret Long, Jean
lette Mauney, Ruby Rice, Rachael
McClain, Billy Grigg, Bynum
Weathers, Lucille Wells, Margaret
Jones, Howard Blanton, Patsy Mau*
aey, Sara Mull, Isabel Miller, Dor
othy Wray, Phyllis Yates, Gerald
(CONTINUED ON PAGE TEN. I
Public Appearance Before Going To
Citizens will have an opportunity
n hear the Shelby high school band
it the school auditorium Monday
light and all of the solo events In
i final try-out before going to
Greensboro next Thursday to en
jage in the state-wide contest. Pro
reeds from the sale of tickets will
t>e used to help the youngsters de
Speaking of the remarkable come
back of the band, Mr. O. B. Lewis,
director of music, who came to his
post of duty here the first of Jan
uary says, "The band got » late
start. For seven months it was dis
organized. Many of the players were
graduated last spring and the band
was not reorganized until the first
of this year. Now it has 47 pieces
and the players have been working
hard, coming for practice for the
last few weeks at 7:30 each morn
ing to prepare for the contest. I
think their comeback has been re
markable and the only thing that
can beat them at Greensboro Is a
larger band. They have come
through a handicap fine and are
well balanced as far as Instrumenta
tion Is concerned.”
The band will play Saturday aft
ernoon at 1:30 so that Prof. Sides ol
Charlotte can offer his criticism be
fore they go to the Greensborc
Good News, This,
For The Merchants
If the weatherman hasn’t hob
bled, Shelby merchants are en
titled to wake up in the moraine
with smiling countenances.
For the first Saturday In eight
consecutive Saturdays the weather
man says this Saturday will be fair
Not only will there be no rain, says
the weather bureau, but It will be a
nice, warm day—a day such as fills
the city streets with shoppers.
Jack’s Romance Takes Couni
Matrimony nas received a knockout blow from Jack Dempsey, who
has taken up residence in Reno to comply with the law In seeking a
divorce from his actress wife, Estelle Taylor. The former king of the
fistic world is quoted as declaring that Estelle asked him for her free
dom, as, according to Jack, she prefers a career to domesticity.
House Turns Down Revenue Bill
From Senate; Name Committee
To A ttempt To Reach Agreement
Rales Tm Supporters In Majority
On Joint Conference
Raleigh, April 17.—'The house yes
terday refused to concur In the sen
ate amendments to the revenue bill,
which reduced the total amount it
would raise by almost $9,000,000.
The motion to concur was
made by Representative Spence of
Moore, chairman of the house fi
nance committee, and seconded by
Representative McRae, of Mecklen
burg, a member of the anti-sales
tax faction. It passed an oral vote,
Speaker Smith appointed Repre
sentative Spence of Moore, Connor
of Wilson, Allen of Granville, Har
ris of Person, and Cherry of Gaston
as house members of the conference
committee, which will attempt to
reach an agreement with the sen
Lieutenant Governor R. T, Foun
tain tonight named four senate con
ferees. They are Senators Dunlap of
Anson, Folger of Surry, Hinsdale of
Wake and Clark of Edgecombe.
Fight Ad Valorem Tax.
Advocates of the MacLean bill, for
state support of the six months'
school term without ad valorem
continued to control the house by a
wide margin. They demonstrated
their strength twice, on the oral
vote not to concur and on a stand
ing vote on the Hamilton resolution
which pledged the house not to ac
(CONTTNUKD ON PAGE TEN.I
Has Auto Wreck
Coming To Shelby
While en route here to Join his
family at the home of his parents,
Mr. and Mrs. 8. E. Hoey, Mr. Cicero
Hoey, of Wilmington. Del., had the
misfortune last night of having his
automobile badly damaged In a col
lision on the other side of Charlotte.
Neither Mr. Hoey nor the driver of
the other automobile was Injured
and the former was able to continue
the trip here after accident, al
though his automobile was so demol
ished that it will necessitate consid
erable repairs to move It.
Editor Atkins Talks
On Scout Movement
Emphasize* Character Above Ma
terial Things. Tells Ot Council
J. W. Atkins, president of the
Piedmont Council Boy Scouts of
America and editor of the Gastonia
Gazette, was the speaker last even
ing at the regular weekly luncheon
of the Khvanls club held at the
community building at the Shelby
Cotton Mill. R. T. LeGrand and J.
W. Harhison had charge of the
program which was devoted to scent
work, Troop No. 3 from the mill vil
lage and the scout masters being
special guests of the club.
Mr. Atkins spoke of character as
a great asset, more valuable than
the material things of life. He de
clared the boy scout movement to
be one of the great civilizing in
fluences working among the youth
of the country and cited statistics
to prove that no boy scout had ever
been imprisoned for law violations.
In this council there are 1,700 scouts
supported by contributions of less
than $9 per scout. Last year 700
scouts enjoyed an outing and train
ing at the summer camp at Lake
Lanier and indications point to 800
A physician will be at the camp
this year to safeguard the health of
the boys and an added feature will
be a nature study course taught by
a professor from the University of
On At First Baptist
The ordinance of baptism will be
administered at the close of the
evening service at tha FirsLJ5\ptist
church Sunday to the men and boys
Dr. Zeno Wall, pastor, returned
yesterday from Lexington and will
conduct both morning and evening
services at the church. Special musi
cal programs for both services have
been prepared by Mr. Horace Easom.
Sheiks, Beauties, Smart Boys And
Smart Girls Named By Seniors Here
Shelby High Senior Claw Names
The ■'Who’s Who" of the senior
class of the Shelby high school for
this year was made public today in
the following list of superlatives
compiled by the class:
Most dignified senior—Ormi Lee
Most intellectual senior—Frances
Most studious senior—Frances
Most poetic—Matilda Jenks.
Most influential—Hubert Wilson.
Most original—James Shephard.
Most talented boy—Pegram Hol
Most talented girl—Matilda Jenks.
Most sincere boy—Felix Gee.
Most sincere girl—Abbie Jane
Most independent—Ray Brown.
Prettiest girl—Mamie Mayhew j
Daintiest girl— Abbie Jane Wall.
Best looking boy—John Corbett.
Most stylish girl—Mildred Cline.
Best dressed boy—John Corbett.
Most attractive girl—Kathleen
Most attractive boy—Pegram Hol
Best athlete (boy)—Palmer Mc
Best athlete (girl)—Dorothy Ellis
Most likable boy—Snookle Llne
Most lovable girl—Abbie Jam
Biggest flirt—Mary Jenkins.
Biggest sheik—John Corbett.
Most popular girl—Abbie Jane
Most popular boy—Hubert Wilson.
Most reliable senior—Matilda
Most talkative—Mary Lineberger
Most aggravating—William In
Will Gather In
Reelect Mr*. Weaver
Mrs. Geo. Shclb.v Lady, Made
Superintendent of Children's
Work for Conference.
Myers Park church, Charlotte, was
selected as the place Xor the next
annual meeting of the Woman’s
Missionary society of the Western
North Carolina conference and Mrs.
C C. Weaver was re-elected presi
dent at the closing session of this
body of distinguished Christian
women which gathered hero at Cen
•ral Methodist church, over 400
it fang this week.
Mrs. Hoyle Honored.
A deserved honor came to a Shel
by lady, Mrs. George Hoyle, who
was elected superintendent of chil
dren's work, succeeding Miss Amy
Hackney of Asheville who has serv
ed In this capacity for fourteen
years. Mrs. Hoyle was active In the
entertainment for the visitors and
she and her assistants were respon
sible for the smooth manner m
which the entertainment was work
ed out. In the report of the resolu
tions committee, thanks were also
extended to Jack Palmer who had
charge of the automobile ride, to
the national visitors, Miss Naomi
Howie of China, Miss Olive Smith
of Korea, Miss Leila Tuttle of China
and Miss Bessie Allen, deaconess.
In concluding the resolutions, the
committee said, “We would count it
a great privilege if we could con
vey to every one individually our
words of appreciation, but since we
cannot do that, may we say to you
as a whole, "We thank you and In
corporate In those simple words our
great love for you.”
Mrs. A J. Haygood, of Charlotte,
was elected vice president; Mrs. W.
R. Harris, of Asheville, recording
secretary; Mrs. H. A. Dunham, of
Asheville, conference secretary; Mrs,
Frank Spruill, of Lexington, super
intendent of young peoples work;
Mrs. S. H. Isler. of Greensboro, sup
erintendent of literature and pub
licity; Mrs Geo. M. Foard, of States
ville, superintendent of supplies; Mrs
O. R. Brown, superintendent of so
cial service; Mrs. M, B. Goodwin, of
Morganton, superintendent of mis
sions and Bible study; Mrs. T. N.
Invitations came from Waynes
vllie, Reidsvillc and Mount Airy, but
the delegates voted to accept the
invitation from Myers Park, Char
lotte, the date to be set by the coun
cil next January.
In the social service discussion a
member of the society was elected
to serve with others In the advocacy
of anti-lynching laws.
It was agreed that the young peo
ple's work will hereafter be operated
In conjunction with the adult de
partment. At the young peoples
meeting, a luncheon was served at
the Presbyterian church with 93
All of the district secretaries were
! re-elected except In the Marion dts
j trict where Mrs. Mooneyham was
chosen to succeed Mrs. J. F. Jonas.
! Mrs. Jonas was unable to serve long
jer because of sickness.
Altogether the meeting was a
most enjoyable one and the Meth
odists are duly appreciative 'of the
hospitality shown by citizens of
other denominations hi opening their
homes for the entertainment of the
visitors. The attendance far exceed
ed expectations, but the delegates
were present with their welcome and
| Adults Wanted To Furnish Cars To
Transport Musicians To
A number of automobiles are
wanted to help transport the mem*
bers of the Shelby high school glee
club and band to Greensboro on
Thursday of next week where the
high school musicians will engage in
Already a number of parents have
offered their cars, but enough cars
are not yet available to carry the
crowd which will leave here Thurs
day afternoon and return Satur„y
morning. A committee composed ol
R. T. LeGrand, Rush Thompson, W,
H. Hudson and Fields Young has
been appointed to secure additional
cars and those who care to extend
this courtesy to the young people
; eager to win other state honors
should notify either of the above
! named gentlemen.
Adult people are preferred as they
would act as chaperones and at the
same time encourage the young
people to do thru best in the con
,t»sts in which they will participate,