.kAXVII, No. 47
SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY. APRIL 20. 1031
Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.
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Today's North Cai<>bn,> -Wc.atl;er
Report: Mostly cloudy tonight ar t
Tuesday. Showers in wed portion
Revolution, aorta rontlv in: re: ’*>.r
In intensity, broke on4 ,.■< yy-rd ’ ».tt
the northern coas. «>f Sp.vrnsh Woo
duras against the li.ral govero
mrnt of President V!, nto
Colindres. The revolution:-..-v ■%, • •. i.
lies were directed chiefly at
towns of Progreso. La < e'h>. YyJ:'.
Trujillo and Puerto C-orter, > le.
four are the prinrijral pc ts of (■',*;
country. Three of the tinned Sty',
navy's swiftest cruisers were s'*!
speeding last night to protect Am
erican citizens in the terj itor y
Shelby Gets 5
1st Honors In
Local Musicians Also Win I’our
Second Places In District
Shelby high school niusician^won
five first places and four second
places in the district music contest
held at the Central high school
auditorium here Saturday.
Eleven schools from five counties
In the district were represented and
approximately 500 people were in
attendance during the day.
There were 18 competitive event;
in all and the Shelby school enter
ed nine of the 18. taking first or
second honors in all events entered.
This means that the five district
winners will go with the high school
band to Greensboro Thursday and
Friday of this week for the State
Events in which Shelby entrants :
won first honors were as follows:
Clarinet—Pegram Holland; Trump
et—Colbert McKnight; Trombone—
Herman Best; Baritone Horn -John
McClurd; Unchanged Voice—Virgil
Shelby entrants took second hon
ors in the following events: Bari
tone solo—John Corbett: Girls trio
—Alice Goode King, Mary Teddet
and Edith Blanton: Girls Glee club:
The music supervisors for schools
throughout the district compliment
Mr. O. B. Lewis, Shelby musical di
rector and district chairman, on the
rpeetly and popular manner in
which the contests were handled, de
claring it to be the best district
event ever held. Mr. L. R* Sides,
Charlotte High school musical di
rector, acted, as judge. and lie and
Prof. W. T. Sinclair, former direc
tor here, declared that Herman Best
and John McClurd were exception
ally good on tire trombone end
baritone horns. They also stated
that the Shelby band was better, it
possible, than it was at this time
last year just before it won first
State honors at Greensboro.
The 48 memoers of the aand.
among whom are the five solo win
ners of the district meet, will enter
those events this week.
Other first place winners in Sat
urday's district events here were:
Soprano—Forest City; alto—
Cherryville; Tenor—Belmont; bari
tone solo—Belmont; bass—Hickory;
girls trio—Lowell; mixed quartet—
Forest City; boys quartet—Forest
City; Class B boys glee club—Bel
mont; Class C boys glee club—Low
ell; Class B. girls glee club—Forest
City; Class C girls glee club—Low
ell: Class B mixed chorus—Forest
City; Class C mixed chorus—Lowell.
’Gard Hamrick Is
Hurt On Thursday
United States Deputy Marshal Has
Narrow Escape When Strqck
U. S. Deputy Marshal F. B. Ham
rick, of Boiling Springs, Cleveland
county, who at, present is assigned
to the Charlotte area, was painfully
injured and narrowly escaped death
Thursday night when struck b,'
planks projecting from a passim
Mi. Hamrick was walking alcci*
the highway near his home eatV
Thursday night when a large truck
passed him .the projecting plank
striking him on the hip and knock
ing him to the pavement.
Clint Newton 111
Again At Home
Clint Newton, county solicitor is
111 again at his home on West Mar
ion street. For several days he has
been confined to his bed ^ and his
condition is quite serious,' his ail
ment being a kidney trouble from
which he has suffered a long time.
He is having hemorrhages again
and suffering intensely with nausea.
Over 1,000 Teachers
Seek Positions Here
Mentions Numerous For Jobs In Shelby
Schools. Present Faculty Is Reelected.
Be' ween 1,000 and 1,200 teachers have applied for po
• Tons on the faculty of the Shelby Public Schools for 1931
'932. but the city-school board has re-elected the entire pres
ent: teaching- staff lor another year, according to informa
t on obtained today from Supt. B. L. Smith.
[ AU present teachers have been
notified of their re-election but they
i have not beau assigned to the par
j tietder class thev will teach. The
i •natter of assignment will be delay
(ed until the summer vacation per
I iod. One or two vacancies may oc
cur. but these will be filled from the
| list; o; applicants.
Supt. Smith and the city school
board members were .surprised at
such a large number of applications
which came from teachers from this
and other states. Jt is evidence oi
the fact that the number of teach
ers greatly exceeds the demand and
that many are turning to the teach
ing profession because of the depres
sion and unemployment.
Supt. Smith stated at a recent
teachers meeting when announce
ment was'mede that ah present,
teachers had been re-elected, that
he was pleased with the work the
staff of about .77 teachers had done
this year and that in view of this
fact, he and the school board mem
bers thought it best to re-elect the
present staff rather than venture
to make changes.
Smith Takes Shot
At Raleigh Paper
Over Tax Problem
Garuaer Refuses To Mix Further In
Raleigh, April 20.—Efforts to
get Governor Gardner mixed up
in the controversy which con
ference committees of house and
senate are now trying to work
out, relative to State support of
the six months school term by
a general sales or luxury tax. or
to throw his weight to one side
or the other to influence the
confrerees, has been unavailing.
He takes the position that he
should take no part in this fight,
but is quoted as saying that what
ever laws the general assembly sees
fit to put on the statute books, he
will endeavor to administer as
strictly and as completely as pos
Mr. Gardner is said to question
the wisdom of even re-stating his
position, on the ground that critics
might charge him with attempting
to influence the conference com
mittee members who are striving to
work out some basis of joint action
by the house and senate- In his
speech to general assembly a fey
weeks ago, Governor Gardner ex
pressed strongly and forcefully his
opposition to any form of sales tax.
His friends say he has not shifted,
but stands on that basis, a position
he has held for a decade or more.
“Maybe I made a mistake in not
asking the News and Observer to
name the confrerees’’ Willis Smith,
speaker of the house of representa
tives, said in a statement issued
Saturday in answer to an editorial
appearing in that paper this moan
ing, criticising him for not appoint
ing a larged number of luxury tax
(CONTINUED ON FADE SDf.J
For City Voting
Between 140 and 150 people
have registered for the Shelby
municipal election on May 4,
It was stated today by Frank
H. Kendall, registrar.
Only those who have moved
to Shelby, have come of age.
or have changed wards since
the last election are required
to register for the coming elec
Mr. Kendall will have the
registration books at the eourt
house every Saturday until
the books close just before the
election. Voters who desire to
register during the week may
do so by getting In touch with
Central Methodist Pastor New Pres
ident Of Shelby
Rev. 1* B. Hayes, pastor of Cen
tral Methodist church, was elected
new president of the Shelby Rotary
club at the luncheon held Friday.
Rev. Mr. Hayes succeeds Mr. De
witt Quinn, who automatically be
comes vice president of the club.
Other officers reelected were At
torney Pat McBrayer as secretary
and Mr. Roy Sisk treasurer.
Directors and committee chairmen
will be named later.
To District Meet.
A delegation from the local club
Will tomorrow go to Greenville.
South Carolina, for the annual dis
trict convention of Rotary. Presi
dent-elect Hayes, former club pres
ident Carl S. Thompson and others
plan to attend.
The Shelby delegates, it is under
stood, will support a member of the
Hickory club for district governor.
Harold Griffin In
A Durham Hospital
Shelby Boy, Just Back From Turkey,
III In Hospital
Mr. Harold C. Griffin, former i
Shelby boy who has been employed
with a tobacco company in Greece
and Turkev for several years, is now
ill In the Watts hospital at Durham,
it was learned here today.
Young Griffin, son of Mr. I. C
Griffin, former superintendent of
the Shelby schools, and Mrs. Grif
fin, had just reached the home of
his parents in Chapel Hill from Tur
key when he became ill. He is suf
fering with pilitis and plans to visit
friends in Shelby when his condi
tion Improves. His father is now a
member of the university faculty.
Business Better But Will Improve
Slowly, Says Roger Babson, Expert
Tells Hoover That Gradual lin-,
provement In Trade Is
Roger W. Babson, business
statistician, told President Hoo
ver last week he believed busi
ness had "turned the corner"
and would gradually but slowly
Babson said he based his
statement on figures and not on
Car loadings for the past
' month, he said, have been larger
than those of a year ago and
, employment figures from the
labor department have shown an
i increase for the first time since
' A few of the chain stores arc
j showing better earnings not only
over last month but over March
a year ago, he said, adding cer
i tain railroads also have appar
I ently reached the bottom in the
decline in earnings.
Babson said his figures did not
include the effect the widespread
building campaign of the federal
government would have on gen
He added he would not be
surprised to see a shortage of
labor in some lines before the
< He said he did not look for a
sharp rise in commodity prices
and was not certain the decrease
in those prices had ended. lie
added the last commodity price
declined lasted more than 40
The business statistician said
he did not look for any great
decrease in business on the stock
market but instead expected the
speculative fever to turn to com
"In my opinion," he said, “the
public is fed up with stocks and
the speculative fever will work
itself out in some other way."
Liquor via Plane
Russell A. Hoseler (above), noted
air derby racing pilot, is grounded
for life through an order of a De
troit, Mich., court, sentencing him
to two years in Leavenworth for
smuggling liquor by airplane.
Hosier’s two flying companions
were also found guilty.
King To Take
Stand In Trial
Starting May 4
Shelby Man Is Likely To Testify At
Second Hearing: On At
Rafe King, according to Toth
newspapers, says he will go on
the stand and testify In his own
behalf when he goes on trial for
the second time at Lancaster, S.
C., on May 4. on ihe charge of
killing his pretty wife, Faye Wil
son King, at Sharon. 8. C. Ac
cording to York dispatches King
says he was kept from going on
the stand by his attorneys in the
first hearing, but that he is now
determined to talk in court rath
er than to newspapermen and
The governor has appointed Judge
Featherston to set on the case and
a special venire has been drawn
from which to select the jury. Clyde
R. Hoey and B. T. Falls of Shelby, j
will defend him when he conies up
on a new trial granted by the Su
preme court of South Carolina and
considerable interest will attach to
the testimony of King himself if he
succeeds in carrying out his determ
ination to testify in his own behalf.
Shot In Thigh
A t Flour Mill
Negro Shot As He Leaves Eagle
Mill With Sack Of Flour On
As Percy Daniels. 3o year old ne
gro, was making his get-away -irom
the Eagle Roller mill Friday night
with a 98 pound sack of flour which
he had stolen from the mill, Fur
man Huskey, one of the white em
ployees of the mill opened fire with
a pistol and wounded Daniels in the
thigh. The bullet ranged downward
as Huskey shot from the second
story of the mill building. Daniels
was carried to the Shelby hospital
wjrere he received medical aitemion
but was dismissed without the bul
let being extracted.
Mi-. Huskey and a colored em
ployee at the Eagle Roller mill wcTft
working at the mill after supper,
loading a car of feedstuff when the
negro employee saw a bag of Eagle
Hour hidden near the railroad sid
ing alongside the mill. The find was
reported to Mr. Huskey who kept
watch to see who would get the bag.
In the darkness Daniels approached
the stolen bag, loaded it on his
shoulder and started away with it.
when Mr. Huskey called for him to
stop. Daniels dropped the bag and
started running, whereupon Mr.
Huskey fired, striking the negro in
The matter was reported immed
iately to officers- who visited the
: scene and investigated the circurr.
| stances surrounding the shooting.
Mill officials think Daniels is the
same negro who has been carrying
on thefts at the mill and in that
Vicinity for some time.
Daniels is not seriously injured.
ROY NEWMAN TAKES
Roy Newman has taken over tip
management and operation of the
Newman Filling Station1.h on the
Cleveland Springs road which he
and his brother Mapes Newman
operated at one time.
Of 8 Acres To
Additional Space Is
Seven Or Eight Acre* of MeMurry
Lanil Sought By Committee
Seven or eight acres of land
will be added to the property
holding's of the city for an addi
tion to Sunset cemetery if a deal
now pending goes through, as it
likely will in a few days.
The city proposes to purchase land
adjoining: the cemetery from A. W.
McMurry for $500 an acre to give
additional space which is very bad
ly needed, according to information
Several month sago Aldermen Z.
J. Thompson and John Schenek, jr..
were appointed from the city board
to provide additional ground for a
city cemetery and several plots of
land have been under consideration,
but it is understood that they will
recommend the purchase of seven or
eight acres from A. W. McMurry on
[ the north side of Sunset cemetery
| rather than acreage in some other
part of tiie city. To buy elsewhere
| than adjacent, the present cemetery
would require two care-takers in
stead of one, so it was thought best
by those two aldermen to recom
mend the purchase of land adjoin
ing the present Sunset cemetery,
A. W. McMurry owns all of the land
adjoining the cemetery, but has
consented to sell a portion of his
holdings on the northside of Sun
set at $300 per acre. At first, he had
a price set at $.1,000 per acre.
While the deal has not gone
through, it is learned on good au
thority that the terms have been
agreed upon, a survey made and
that the deal will be consummated
in a week or two.
For the past several years, city
administrations have given consid
eration to the purchase of more
property for the enlargement of
Sunset cemetery but no steps were
taken in this direction until a few
months ago when two of the aider
men were appointed to work out the
best plan and consummate a deal
for the city.
I). Franklin Wright Dips In Lincoln
ton Hospital With Mastoid
Funeral services were conducted
this morning at 11 o’clock at Friend
ship Methodist Protestant church
Failston, lor Mr. D. Franklin Wright
who died Saturday in the I.incoln
tou hospital with a mastoid trou
ble. Mr. Wright lived in the Fall
ston community and was a highly
esteemed farmer. He was 53 years
and nine months old.
In 1902 Mr. Wright married Miss
Susan Jane Wright and to this un
ion eight children were born. Six
survive as follows: Clarence. Mar
shal, Forrest, Velus. Ellis and Miss
Fay Wright. One grandchild and
the following brothers and sisters
survive: Will Wright of Failston,
Mrs. David Dellinger and Mrs.
Frank Dellinger of Gaston county,
Mrs. Grady Sain of Morganton,
Mrs, Vance Costner of this county
and Mrs. J. C. Goins of Lincoln
, Young Cox Honored
By College Offices
H. Clay Cox, jr.. of Shelby, has
been elected president of the Bap
tist Students’ Union and editor of
the student paper at Mars Hill col
lege for next year. Young Cox, ■■on
of Mr. and Mrs. H. Clay Cox, is only
,a freshman this year.
At Age 91, She
Visits From Texas
At the age of .91 years, Mrs.
Elvic Borders made a train
trip from Texas to Shelby, ar
riving Iasi Thursday, and
withstood the trip well. Mrs.
Borders was accompanied by
her daughter, Mrs. Albert
Wesson with whom she has
been living for the past two
years at Emms, Texas.
On Sunday she was tender
ed a birthday dinner at the
home of her youngest daugh
ter. Mrs. W. P. Gibbons at
Gastonia. Betwen 35 and 40
relatives were present to en
joy the occasion with her,
i most of them being from
Cleveland county. The third
daughter is Mrs. M. D. Hop
per of Shelby.
Baby Fights Grim Spectre
Kor nearly two weeks this tiny
baby, James John Kelly, of Pitts
burgh, Pa., has been kept alive
in his tent-covered crib by the
administration of 21,000 Radons
I >f oxygen. Tho little morsel of
humanity ts making a gallant
fight against the ravages of
double pneumonia. His mother,
M re. Katherine Kelly, is shown
in the picture anxiously watch
ing over the patient.
Georgia Convict Not
Killer Jim Lowery
Shelby’!* oldest man-hunt is no
nearer at an end than it was
two decades ago.
The aged negro convict on a
chain gang at La Orange. Geor
gia. for some time suspected of
being Jim Lowery who killed
Police Chief Shelt Jones here
nearly 31 years ago, is not Low
ery. Four Shelby men definitely
ascertained that yesterday. They
were Sheriff Irvin M. A|len, R.
O. Hamrick, plain clothes man
of the city police force; Hr. J. H.
Osborne, who did dental work for
Lowery before the killing in 1900.
and J. P. Austell, local barber
Sonic time ago locul officers
were Informed that there was
reason to suspect that Uir negro
on the l,u Grange gang was
Lowery. After securing addition
al information the party of four
made the trip there yesterday,
returning today dt noon.
"lie in ton hlark to be Lowery
and resembles him very little. In
fart we knew It was not lanvery
even before we saw. him,” the
officers stated on their return.
An investigation by Dr. Os
borne of the convict's teeth also
revealed that lie could not be
The convict, however, refuses
to disclose anything about his
past and Georgia officers believe
he Is wanted elsewhere on some
In Session Over Hundred Days,
Lawmakers In Deadlock Over
Tax Issue For Public Schools
Increase In Tax On Tobacco Com
panies Over 47 Per Cent. Mild
Tax On Merchants.
'Special to The Star *
Raleigh, April 20.—'The senate
and house of representatives of the
North Carolina general assembly are
in a deadlock, over state support of
the public schools—whether hope
lessly or not may be indicated early
this week, when the Joint conference
committee attempts to straighten
out the snarl.
More of the give and take spirit
than has been in evidence so far
during this session of more than 100
days will have to be displayed before
the differences cau be adjusted. For.
on many matters, the senate and
house have locked horns and a con
ference committee has been neces
sary in more than the usual num
bers to get the two houses together.
Although a deadlock was not un
expected, it became more apparent
when the house received from the
senate last week the revenue bill
for concurrence in the many changes
made after it left the house. The
house voted on a motion not to con
cur and to name a committee to
meet With a senate committee to
seek to bring order out of the chao
tic condition of the bill.
The senate marched right through
tlie bill and by the middle of last
week had eliminated the general
sales tax provision, along with the
full support by the state of the six
months school term, as contem
plated in the Maclean act, substi
tuting therefor the Folger-Grier
plan of a $10,000,000 equalizing
fund for the schools, and increased
the revenue so it would amount to
more than the $3,500,000 increase
provided in the equalizing fund.
In fact, the Semite increased the
■ Continued on page six t
County Man Has Miniature Magnolia
Garden; 20,000 Tulips In Bloom
Gideon Price lias Beauty Spot At
Lattimore. Will Not Sell
Magnolia gardens near Charleston
attract thousands at this season of
the year, but Gideon Price, one of
Uncle Sam's mall carriers living at
Lattimore, has a flower garden
which is a miniature Middleton or
Magnolia. Admission is free.
Mr. Price has 25,000 bulbs and
fully 20.000 of them are in bloom
Hundreds visit his garden every day
and feast on the beautiful floral
display, a riot of color and aroma.
Not only does he have a garden of
25,000 tulips, of every conceivable
solid and variegated color, but grow
ing in his garden are peonies, iris,
jonquils, hyacinths, pinks, etc.
A Hobby With Him.
Some ol his choicest varieties
haven't come into bloom as yet, but
will be seen at their height of beauty
in about ten days. These choicest
varieties cost $2.50 per dozen bulbs
or more. However, he has fully a
dozen beds in gorgeous urrafr’ of
color that attract lovers of flowers
from far and near. It is worth a trip
to se them and Mr. Price greatest
joy is seeing other people admire
them. If you don’t believe he has
25.000 tulips bulbs, Count them your
self. Mr. Price set each bulb out with
his own hands and he counted
them when lie put them in the
ground. Flower's are his hobby yet
he refuses positively to commercial
ize them Carrying Uncle Sam’s
mail on Lattimore route 1 is his
livelihood and since Unci# Sam bays
him for this job, he staunchly re
fuses to cash in on his flowers
His great pleasure is working
with them and seeing them grow,
bud and bloom. Then when the
blooms .come he cuts them for sick
folks and shut-ins, gives them to
churches and hospitals and therein
lies Iris Joy in flower culture
”Pid you every sell a flower?" Mr.
Price was asked by a representative
iCONTIJWED Oii 1‘AGJi S1X.1
Record Sale Of
2,000 Pounds Sold
By Earl Man
810 Broilers Sold From Flock.
Total 1,000 Founds
1!. Austell, poultryiiian ol
Earl, recently sold what ia
thought to be the largest sin
gle sale of broilers made in
this part of the state in many
years. When the poultry cai
was loaded at the Seaboard
depot on Wednesday of this
week, Mr. Austell loaded 2,
000 pounds of select Leghorn
broilers, which brought thirty
cents per pound or better. In
the lot were 840 broilers pick
ed from his flock in his poul
try plant at Earl.
The c#r loaded 4,000 pounds at
the local station on Wednesday and
Mr. Austell furnished half of tin
shipment from this point. He has in
his yards at Earl over 4,000 chick
ens after selling off 840 when the
poultry car passed through on its
every-other-week pilgrimage. Cars
ate run about every two weeks at
this season of the year and pick up
poultry along the Seaboard lino
from Rutherford tori east. Mr. Aus
tell also sold over 300 broilers to
other parties last week, making his
sale during the week run well over
‘Does poultry pay?" Mr. Austell
was asked by a representative ol
The Star. “Yes," said he, "but It calls
for work seven days a week. One
must know the game and go into it
to win, He must get used to mis
fortunes which are bound to coma
from time to time. Peed te a big
item of cost, but feed Is cheaper now
and If a pouitryman plans to sell tha
market at the right season. It beats
cotton, all hollow."
Wins 2 Debates
! County Institution Wins In Both
Men’s And Women's Contests
Boiling Springs college has been
declared champion in the junior
college debate conference in both
men’s and women's contests.
Bolling Springs was originally in
a triangle with Lees-McRae college
and Rutherford college, but Lees
McRao was compelled to drop out of
the contest because of quarantine
regulations. Boiling Springs bays
won both the affirmative and the
negative side of their debate with
Rutherfordton. The Boiling Springs
Kirk went into the finals by default
in their triangle, as Rutherford does
not put out a girls’ team.
In the finals, Bolling Springs af
firmative boys won over Mars Hill,
which had defeated Biltmore and
Weaver, and at the same time, Boil
ing Spriugs’ negative defeated
Campbell college, which had de
feated Wingate. Bolling Springs
women defeated Biltmore, which
had won over both Mars Hill and
Weaver, their affirmative winning
at Biltmore and their negative at
This is the first time since the
organization of the junior college
conference that any one college has
been conference winner in mens’
and womens’ contests at the same
time. Boiling Springs college has not
lost a conference debate during the
season. This is particularly re
markable since 1931 is their firs!
year in the conference.
Mrs. Pulcher Dies
In Detroit, Mich.
The remains of Mrs. M. L. Pulch
er, daughter of the late Mr. and
Mrs. L. J. Wagner, of Shelby, will
be brought to Shelby Thursday
night and buried here Friday morn
ing in the Wagner plot in Sunset
Mrs. Fulcher died in Detroit this
morning, according to information
learned today. She was the wife of
the millionaire head of the Federal
Motor corporation and has visited
| Shelby on several occasions while
;her parents were living here. Her
| only brother, Fred Wagner, died
I here about 16 months ago.
Mrs. Fulcher is survived by her
husband and three sisters. Mm. W.
C. Lanier, ol Atlanta, Mrs. Wootten
oi Atlanta, Mrs. Katherine Lowe of
Detroit A short service will *» held
at the graveside here Friday morn