North Carolina Newspapers

    The Remarkable Story Of Trader Horn’s Years In Africa Begins In Monday’s Star
VOL. XXXVL1, No. 49
FRIDAY. APRIL 24, 1931
Published Monday,* Wednesday and Friday Atternoons.
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Cloudy Saturday.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Partly cloudy tonight. In
creasing cloudiness and perhaps
rain Saturday.
Cooking Ahead.
Washington. April 24.—A predic
tion that 20 years from now “Air
traffic in regular lanes will be so
fixed that It will have to be con
trolled by aerial police,” was made
by Captain John H. Tower, assist
ant chief of the Naval Bureau of
Aeronautics. In an address before
the Daughters of the American Re
volution, he added the children of
the next generation would be as ac
customed to flying as those of to
day are to motoring.
Neal May Get
Highway Berth
In This Area
Me Murry Gets Boost
For Job
Marion Man Or Lenoir Man Likely
To Get Place On New Road
General opinion In this sec
tion is that either WO! W. Neal,
or Marion, or F. H. Coffey, of
Lenoir, will be placed on the new
highway commission to repres
ent this section of the state.
The new commission is expected!
to be named within a short time
and E. B. Jeffress, Greensboro leg
islator and publisher, is expected
to be named chairman by Gover-1
nor Gardner. •
Boost Shelby Man.
When the legislature changed the'
highway system friends in this,
section boosted A. W. McMurry,;
Shelby business man, for a post on
the board. Although a close friend
of the governor it is somewhat
doubtful if Mr. McMurry will be
named in that Governor Gardner
might be accused of favoritism for
his home town after he was largely
responsible for tearing up the old
highway order. '
The following dispatch from
Marion indicates that Neal has
strong support:
Marion.—In reply to a letter
thanking him for his work in pro
curing the park-to-park highway
for this part of the. country. A. M.
Kjstler, of Morganton, thanked the
local citizens lor their appreciation,
and stated that he is pretty sure
that W. W. Neal, McDowell repres
entative in the state legislature, will
be appointed to a post on the new
state highway commission which
will be Instituted soon.
Having thrown his support Mr.
Neal’s way, Mr. Kistler has asked
the McDowell people to see to it
that Mr. Neal accepts the appoint
ment, for it is certain to be made,
he says. Besides Mr. Kistler, a for
mer road commissioner, there are
a large number of local citizens who
would like to see Mr. Neal get the
Funeral Today Of
Mrs. Martm Pulcher
Sister Of late Fred Wagner Is Bur
led Here This Afternoon At 2
The remains Of Mrs. Martin L.
Fulcher, who died in Detroit, Mich.,
Monday, arrived last night in Shel
by and was buried in Sunset ceme
tery this afternoon at 2 o'clock a
short service being conducted at the
graveside by Dr. Zeno Wall, pastor
of the First Baptist church The
funeral was conducted at Mr? Ful
cher’s home In Detroit. Accompany
ing the remains were her husband,
Mr. M. L. Pulcher, Mr. Frank Rob- •
ertson. Mrs. Katherine Lows end i
daughter, Mrs. Matt Gary of De- ]
troll. Arriving from Atlanta were
Mrs. Fulcher’s sisters, Mrs. Clyde
Wootten and Mrs. W. C. Lanitr,
accompanied by Mrs. Fred Wagner,
Mr. Clyde Wootten and son, Clyde,
Jr. ■
Mrs. Pulcher was a sister of the
late Fred Wagner, popular young
Shelby man who died here about 15
months ago and the late Mr. and
Mrs. L. J. Wagner of Shelby. She
had visited her parents here on sev
eral occasions. Her husband is the
head of the Republican Truck Cor
poration, one of the giant motor In
dustries of the country.
v Name Shelby Men
On Kiw&nis Boards
three Shelby men were named on
district committees of the Car Minas
Kiwards district recently by Thorn
es p. pruit, district governor They
were Chas. A. Burrus, attendance
committee; Horace Easoni, imisfe,
end Lee B Weathers, publicity
! Merge Forest
| City Bank In
Union Trust
First National Is
Taken In
; Assets Of First National There Are
I Turned Over To Union Trust
i _____
I Forest City, April 24.—At a meet
i ing of the beard of directors of the
i First National bank, held this week,
| it was voted to turn :over to the
| Union Trust company, of Forest
I City, all assets of the First National
j bank, the Union Trust company to
i assume responsibility to all deposi
tors, this arrangement to go into
effect Wednesday moming. The
First National bank of Forest City
opened for business October 10,
The action was taken after deli
berate consideration by the officials
of the First National bank and the
realization that at this time there
Is not sufficient banking business
this section to Justify more than one
banking institution in Forest City,
Deposits in the national bank, ac
cording to the statement of March
31, amounted to $102,164 94, The i
Union Trust company is one of thej
strongest banks in this section. With
the home bank in Shelby, it has
branches at Forest City, Ruther
fordton, Caroleen, Moores boro, Lat
timore, Lawndale and Fallston. The
deposits on March 31 amounted to
$1,293,782.31. Charles C. Blanton, of
Shelby, is president, and Forrest
Eskridge, also of Shelby, is cashier.
R. F. Biggerstaff and J. Worth Mor
gan are managers of the Forest City
Spelling Cup Goes
To Morgan School
Only One Of 300 Words Mispelled by
Six Morgan School
A spelling team representing the
Morgan school this year won the
Lee B. Weathers spelling cup for the
elementary grades of the city
The six youngsters making up the
Morgan team misspelled only-one of
300 words in the contest. The Gra
ham team, which ranked eecond,
missed only two words out of. the
There were 14 perfect papers in
the 33 entered.
The scores of the contest and the
contestants follow:
School Rank Per Cent
Graham— — .. —2——99 1-3
Morgan — .. —1—1_—-9ft 2-3
Merlon ----- -——.3—_—99
Washington — „ —4_94 1-3
Jefferson — 5._ 94
LaFayette — .. —6.1_—92 1-3
Names of Contestants.
Second grade: Elva Anne Thomp
son, Marion; Betty Dorton, Wash
ington: Elaine Wells, Graham; Myr
tle Hull, LaFayette; June Ballinger
Jefferson; Dwight Ledbetter, Mor
Third grade; Margaret Dorsey,
Marion; Charles William Connor,
Washington; Mary Marie Hamrick.
Graham; Ethel Henry. LaFayette;
Sarah Proctor, Jefferson; Pauline
Beam, Morgan.
Fourth grade: Catherine Bailey,
Marion; Gerald Hamrick, Washing
ton: Dora McSwaln, Graham; Nel
lie Mae Wise, LaFayette; Margaret
Fay Trammell, Jefferson; Mildred
White, Morgan.
Fifth grad#; Louise Hardin, Ma
rlon; William Leonard, Washington;
George Morgan, Graham; Bennie
Dayberry, LaFayette; Ava Ft tens.
Jefferson: Eunice Grayson, Morgan.
Sixth grade: John Dorsey, Marion:
Jeanette Post, Washington: Ruby
Morgan, Graham; John Dayberry
Jr., Jefferson; Roy Weathers, Mor
Seventh grade: Marie King, Ma
rion; Tennie Miller, Washington:
Woodrow Wall, Graham; Donald
Roberts, Morgan.
Cloth Mill Weavers
In White Uniforms
All weavers in the Cleveland Cloth
mill are adopting a regulation white
uniform—white shirt and trousers,
according to the new manager. Mr.
O. M. Mull. The Cleveland Cloth
makes a very high class rayon mer
chandise and it is imperative that
cleanliness be emphasized, so the
weavers will soon be in white dress
throughout the mill. It lr under
stood that the mill employs between
400 aud 500 people on the day and
night shifts.
Harbinger of New Spanish Republic
On® of the demonstration* that marked the be- •
ginning of the end of monarchal rule in Spain.
Photo was taken on election day in Madrid and
•hows some of the wildly enthusiastic voters who
f cast the overwhelming repoblicm vote that forced
the abdication of King Alfonso. Many gatherings
of Republicans were dispersed by police and Civil
Guards on that day but today the Republicans rale.
Would License Autos On Basis
Of Weight; 60 Cents 100Pounds
Senate Pa- ses Measure. Car* Li
censed Now • According: To
Raleigh, April 24.—Effecting
every automobile owner in North
Carolina, the senate yesterday
passed the Moss-Cherry bill to
provide state licensing all motor
vehicles on a weight basis.
The act was sent back to the
house for concurrence in the
senate Amendment, the princi
pal one being to make the rate
of'licensing plates SO cents per
100 weight Instead of the house
figure of 55 cents.
Lnder the present law auto
mobiles arc' licensed according,
to horsepower.
At a rate of 60 cent* per 100
weight a slight increase in an
nual revenue will be realized,
officials of the motor vehicle
bureau said, but under the 5a
cent rate the loss of $300,000 to
$400,000 annually would prevail.
Campaign Fails To
Attract Interest
No New Developments In City Poli
tics. Slight Interest
'lilt city political campaign is
moving along , as quietly as ;f the
biennial election was two months
in the future instead of a little more
than one week. •
The announcement, of two new
candidates for the city board Wed
nesday stirred up new interest about
town for a day or so, but with nc
additional announcements since trat
time interest in the ballot battle of
May 4 subsided to its former stage.
The nearness of the election, how
ever, is expected to bring on a reg
istration rush Saturday. Prank Ken
dall, registrar, will be at the court
house all day Saturday to register
new voters—those who have moved
to Shelby, changed wards, or have
come of age since the last city elec -
Tributes Paid To
j. Clint Newton;
1,000 At Funeral
! Popular Voung Ba.rfsier Has Hon
ors raid Him As He Is Laid
To fiesf.
Over "1,000 attend/d the funeral
service Thursday of IJan. J. OUnt
Newton, popular ye n? Shelby bar
rister, county solicitor, deacon of the
First Baptist church, teacher of a
young men's Bible class and former
superintendent of county schools,
conducted at the First Baptist
church by Dr. Zeno WaU, assisted
by Rev. L. B. Hayes, Capt. B. L.
Smith and Attorney D. Z. Newton.
The floral Offering Was a bounti
ful one, n fitting gesture of the es
teem in which Mr. Newton Wat held.
In honor of his memory, the court
house was closed at 2 o'clock for the
remainder of the day and the city
schools turned out early for the
funeral, since Mr. Newton had ren
dered years of faithful service to
education in the county.
Members of the bar and Mr. New -
ton’s Sunday school class of young
men-attended in a body. Active pall
j bearers were Cicero Patterson O. V.
Hamrick, B. L. Smith. A. V. Ham
rick, R. F, Campbell, J. A. Wells, J.
H. Grigg and Lee B. Weathers. In
terment was in Sunset cemetery.
Blacksburg Youth Is
Killed By Brother
Gaffney, S. C., April 21.-Paul
three-year-old son of Mr. and Mrs.
Paul Moore, of near Blacksburg,
died In a hospital here yesterday
after being wounded Wednesday by
a pistol in the liands of his 12
year-old brother. The children were
playing with the weapon while the
parents were away from home, it
was said. The older boy said he re
moved some of the bullets > and
thought the gun was empty.
Woman Teacher
Turns To Pulpit
! Orphan Teacher And University
Graduate Hill Leave Clam
Room For Pulpit.
(Special to Tile Star.)
I Toluca, April 24.—Miss Dora
Hillis, a member of the North
| Brook faculty No. 8, say* she is
called to preach and she has
now riven up her teaching: for
the pulpit.
She got up in Hulls Grove Bap
tist church and told her experiences,
stating she had had a burden on
her mind forelev^n years and that
she was called to preach and that
she wanted to preach her first ser
mon at her own church. She asked
all that did not object to stand on
their feet. All stood up. She then
j told them that she was the happiest
she had ever been to know her
friends approved.
Miss Willis will deliver her first
'sermon at Hulls Grove the first
j Sunday afternoon, May 3rd.
Miss Willis is an orphan girl and
| is the daughter of the late Mr. and
Mrs. Craven Willis. She is a grad
uate of the University of North
Legion Auxiliary
T6fcSell Poppiea
The annual poppy day sale in
Shelby will be conducted this year
by the local American Legion Aux
iliary it Is announced by Mrs. Tom
Gold, head of the auxiliary. Poppy
day comes on Saturday, May 23.
Funds derived from the sale go to
families of World war veterans and
to disabled veterans in hosplixus.
95.5 INSTEAD OF 94.5
In the grading of hotels and cafes
as to rating of sanitation published
in Wednesday's issue, the grade rat
ing of the Central cafe was given
as 94.5 when It should have been
95.5. The error occurred in the re
port of the sanitary Inspector. How
ever. the Central cafe’s rating card
shows a grade of 95.5 and correction
is duly made.
Beautiful White Girl Rules Savages In Africa;
Weird Story Of Jungles Told By Trader Horn
Strangest Of All True Stories To
Begin In The Star On
The strange, true story of
"Trader Horn," acclaimed the
world over as one of the out
standing literary achievements
of all time, and which in hook
form sold to the extent of hun
dreds of thousands of copies,
will appear in chapters In this
newspaper beginning Monday.
This Is the same story which
has been made Into an all-talk
ing motion picture by Metro
Goldwyn Mayer, which company
In order to film the amazing
story in all Its realism and ex
act surroundings sent an entire
motion picture company four
thousand miles into the depths
of Africa. The trials and dan
gers of this motion picture unit
parallel to a great degree the
thrills and hazards ejprrieneod
by Trader Horn, the original ad- |
venturer-explorer of that terri
tory, which he has so graphical- I
ly described in his book,
The story of "Trader Horn”
is one of the most exciting sagas
of amazing adventure ever pub
lished. More than fifty years
ago, when the venerable old man
that we know today as Trader
Horn was then a youth, he pene
trated the , almost inaccessible
depths of darkest Africa in his
Ivory trade with the natives. Not
a day went by but what brought
forth encounters with jangle
beasts, friendships established
with peaceful tribes or hair
raising escapes from the clutch- I
es of others. One of the high
lights of the story is his meet - !
ing with Nina T., a beautiful
white girl, daughter of a mis-,
sionary^ who had !>. -u abduci
ed by natives as baby and
reared a> ”0< of their min. |n
the interior of Africa, where a
white man was unknown, she
became to be regarded as a sup
ernatural being and as snch in
herited an influence over the
natives that made her their
absolute ruler—and no native
warrior, no savage beast of the
jungle excelled her in the cruel
ty, ferociousness with which
they ruled their respective do
All of these things Trader
Horn describes as he experienc
ed them—together with his
quaint philosophy of the weird
grandeur and terrifying aspect
of the country through which he
The motion picture company
which went to Africa to make
his story into screen entertain
ment encountered the same
tribes and roycred much irf the
territory which the author
, set t'ortfi ill |)j> writings.
McDiarmid Neu
Church Leader
Of Presbytery
Davidson Dancing
Is Opposed
Shelby Minister Named Moderator.
Presbytery Meet* Neat In
Rutherfordton, April 24.—Discus
ing the question of dancing at Dav
idson college, the Kings Mountain
Presbytery, which opened Its semi
annual session here Tuesday, took
firm action opposing dances under
the auspices of church school or or
ganisations of church schools. The
presbytery adjourned Wednesday.
Rev. H. N McDiarmid of Shelby
was elected moderator of the Pres
bytery. Rev. T. C. Bryan of the First
Presbyterian church of Gastonia
was elected temporary secretary.
After receiving Invitations to five
different churches for the next ses
sion, the Presbytery voted to accept
the offer of the Unity church In
Gaston county, a new church.
A large number of delegates at
tended the meeting of the Presby
tery, which covers the five counties
of Rutherford, Polk, Cleveland, Gas
ton and Lincoln.
During the course of the meeting,
sermons and iddresses were heard
from Rev. R. J. Hunter, retiring
moderator. Dr. McDiarmid, Rev. D
M. McGeachy of Tryon and Rev. W.
T. Smith of Unity church.
The sessions were presided over by
Rev. J. K. Hall of Goshen Presby
terian church.
Musicians In
; Contest Today
Shelby School Band In Concert C an
test At Greensboro This
Greensboro, April 24.—'With a rec
ord crowd for the opening day of
the state high school music content
directed by North Carolina college
the 12th annual competition of
young vocalists and Instrumentalist
of North Carolina got under way
yesterday morning at 8:30 o’clo.k
and continued throughout the day
and evening In the program.
Big Crowds.
The events today will bring the
crowds to the city, for contests
among the larger groups—glee clubs,
mixed choruses, bands and orches
tras—will be continued morning and
afternoon In Students’ building and
at Aycock auditorium. Instrumental
music wHl be heard at Aycooc audi
torium and vocal at Students’ build
ing. Events start in both halls at
8:30 o’clock this morning
Today a great deal of interest will
center upon the performance on Elm
street by the massed band cf SCO
players. That event had been listed
on the program at 12:30 o’clock, but
the management yesterday announc
ed the parade and concert for 4:30
o’clock, at the close of the contests
at Aycock auditorium.
Bands will form In the following
order on the lot next to the Caro
lina theater: Salisbury, Greensboro,
Burlington, Winston-Salem. Green
ville, Asheville, Statesville, High
Point, Shelby, Lenoir, Charlotte, Old
Town and Catawba county.
Maddy Te Direct Band.
They will begin to play at Syca
more street and will continue to play
until they reach Gaston. After lead
ing the lot, the 500 players will
march south on Greene to Edwards
place, make a left turn and inarch
to South Elm, go north to Gaston
turn left to Greene and go bac* to
the lot at the Carolina for a concert
under Judge Maddy'a direction.
Announcements of results of the
two-day contest will be made at Ay
cock auditorium Just after the oar
ade of the bands. Awards will then
be made, among them a handsome
banner to the band which makes
the best appearance In the parade.
To Receive Bids
For New School
Bids for the high school building
in No. 3 township will be received
at the office of J H. Origg. county
superintendent, on Thursday, May
i 7, at 2 in the afternoon. The plurnb
jing and heating contracts will he
separate. Plants for .the new school
were drawn by fouls C Rills, of
, Grover amt C'iia) intu;,.
Conducts Revival
Her. H. E. Waldrop who will begin
a aeries of revival services at the
Second Baptist church next Sunday.
Revival To Begin
At Second Baptist
Rev. H. E. Waldrop To Assist The
Pastor. Rev. L. L. Jessup In
Two Weeks Revival.
Next Sunday will mark the be
ginning of a special series of meet
ings to begin at the Second Bap
tist church in South Shelby last
ing for about two weeks. Rev. H. E.
| Waldrop, pastor of the Eastside
Baptist church will assist the pas
tor, Rev. L. L. Jessup, Rev. Mr.
Waldrop Is a well known preacher
of this section, and Is at present
holding a revival at McAdenvllle
which has been very successful.
The members of the Second Bap
tist church have been very busily
engaged to preparing for the re*
vival During this week there are
being held more than twenty prayer
meetings in different sections of the
community. These have been well
supported and will probably total
over 800 people in attendance. The
first service of the revival will he
held next Sunday morning at 11
o’clock when Mr . Waldrop will
preach. The Sunday school will be
gin at 9:46 with Superintendent R
H. Wilson in charge. He Is hoping
to see more than 400 present. Serv
ices will be held each night at 7:30
with a song service led by the choir.
The pastor Is urging that every
member of the church lend their
support to the revival from the very
first service rather than wait until
It gets well underway. i
Shelby Stores To
Feature Carolina
Articles In June
local Merchants To Boost Carolina ~
Made Goods In Special
Merchants of Shelby will observe
•Made In North Carolina Week” the
first week In June by featuring and.
boosting articles made in this State,
according to tentative plans- today
Paul Kelly and Bryan W. Slpe, of
the State Department of Conser”*t
tion were In Shelby for a short time
today arranging for the event.
The department, which Is headed
by Ooi. J. W. Harrelson, a native of
Cleveland county, will furnish mer
chants with a list of articles made
In the State and during the first
week In June all merchants will be
asked to cooperate In boosting Caro
lina products. Manufacturers and
Jobbers will Join with the merchants
In advertising State-made goods
during the period.
The movement Is primarily for
the purpose of familiarizing the pub
lic of the State and elsewhere with
its manufactured products and to
create additional Interest In the In
dustrial development of North Caro ■
j .asi year uunureas oi Mocxn
olina merchants featured North
Garolina-matle products during
“Made-ln-North Carolina, Week;"
and reports revealed that results
were highly pleasing. Assurance cf
cooperation in the progress has been
received from chambers of Com
merce, merchants, manufactures
and others throughout North Caro
Tentative plans have been made
for a second “Made-ln-North Caro
lina Week” In September. Emphasis
will be placed in June on wearing
apparel, hosiery, and piece goods;
and in September on furniture,
’•osj'c tumtWhing.* and processed
Senate, House
Still Hold To
Tax Deadlo ck
Sales Tax Beaten
In Senate
Home Will Not Bade* From dtanc
Neither WUI Senate. No
Raleigh, April 24.—The North
Carolina state senate and the «er
chants' association are both still op
posed to any and all forma of sale:
tax .
The house of representatives Is
still in favor of any form of salet>
tax whtah will make possible the
financing of the MacLean law for
state support of the six months
school term without ad valorem tax
All three bodies yesterday too*
action to show that their position
were unchanged.
The senate, which Wednesday re
jected a motion to Instruct ite rev
enue conferees to favor of the lbx
ury sales tax, yesterday refused the
general sales tax by decisive margin
of 35 to 11.
Merchant* Oppose Tax.
The Merchants' association execu
tive committee, after considering
proposals that it should declare it;
favor of the luxury sales tax to pref
erence to the general sales tax, re
iterated Its opposition to toe sales
tax to principle, and to all forms of
the tax.
The house on an overwhelming
oral vote, refused to pass a resolu
tion by Representative Halstead of
Camden committing the house to
opposition to the sales tav, and at
least temporarily abandonment of
the MacLean law
Representative Halstead’s defla
tion from the ranks of the Maclean
law supporters cheered the anti
sales tax faction, since the Camden
representative has been an active
supporter of sales taxes and state
support of schools for the, last two
sesion of the general assembly
Conferees Meet Again.
The conferees met yesterday, not
to consider any agreement between
tcojrrnnoao On *»aob riH.>
~~ -• - --- ■■ V
Dr. Glenn Condemns
Old Health Board
Say* Doties of Connty Health Offi
cer Is Educational. Progress
'The old state board of health
was a disgrace to the state," de
clared Dr. L. N. Glenn, of Gastonia,
as he spoke last night to the R3
wanis club in Its weekly luncheon.
He praised the governor for re-or
ganizing the board and hoped for
more efficient and harmonious serv
ice in the Interest of public health.
The state board of health handles
nearly a half million dollars of the
peoples money a year and It cer
tainly should be handled by good
men, said Dr. Glenn. He reviewed the
duties of a county physician in
tending the inmates of the county
Jail, convict camp and county home,
but declared that a county health
officer should be a full time man
whose duties are primarily educa
tional. Health officers would "have
ample duties to visit the schools and
educate the children on communi
cable diseases, sanitation and health.
•mere was a time when a child
would pick up a biscuit dropped on
the floor and eat It. Now the biscuit
goes to the slop bucket where It be
longs. There was a time when a
member of the family Was appoint
ed to mind the flies off the dinner
table; now we have screens. There
was a time when open wells were
the brag of the owner; now we
know the danger of contamination
and cover them over.” said Dr.
Glenn. "We have -made progress
and the doctors are the only class
of people who work toward the pre
vention of sickness and disease from
which they make a living, but even
with all communicable disease;
blotted out, there will be ample
work left in caring for victims of
auto accidents and patients suf
fering with heart, kidney, lung and
nervous troubles.
The program last night was on
public health and ftj charge of Or
BV T. Parker.
Shelby Beys Wta.
Four youthful Shelby golfers u&
on Wednesday defeated the Gas
tonia high school golf team In an
exhibition match of 18 moles plait
ed at Cleveland Springs. The Sliel
oy foursome v as made up o' Snco’
Webb Ufred Kikridse. Claude
Rrow.u and Sgt$ KeWfc

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