letoela VOL. XXXVII, No. 61 SHELBY, N. C. . FRIDAY, MAY 22, 12 PAGES TODAY 1931 Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. «» <H»H. «<•» rtu, Ua a<.T*-»e, _ c»rtl*r. Off y«»r, (la MliKftt ___ lu. Late News Showers, Cooler. Today's North Carolina Weather Report: Showers tonight and pos sibly In east Saturday morning. Somewhat cooler in southwest to night and In west Saturday. Parson To Roads. Winston-Salem, May 22.—Plead ing guilty to a charge of violating the prohibition law. Rev. Thomas "Thunderbolt Tom” Tardue was sen tenced to serve eight months on the roads by Judge Wilson Warlick in Forsyth county superior court here yesterday. Pardue was arrested sev eral weeks ago after Winston-Salem officers found nine gallons of liquor under a two-story apartment house in which he lived, and several empty J pint bottles in his automobile. Par due gained prominence in 1928 when he testified at the trial of Alma Petty Gatlin, Reidsvillc woman, who was acquitted of the murder of her father. The evangelist claimed the woman confessed to him while he was conducting an evangelistic meeting at Reidsville that she kill ed her father and buried his body in the basement of the home. Thieves Enter, Rob Two Stores A. Blanton Grocery Here Robbed Last Night. Lowery Brothers Also Robbed. A new robbery wave broke forth in Cleveland county this week, a Patterson Springs store being rob bed Wednesday night and the A. Blanton wholesale grocery iri* Shel by being entered last night. At the Lowery Brothers store at Patterson Springs the thieves made their entrance by smashing the plate glass window front. The haul taken from the store included shoes, shirts, hats, caps, pants, cigarettes and cigars. A few dollars in money was taken from the post office safe, which is in the store, and two or three dollars in cash from the store safe. Officers are still working on the case but have no worthwhile clu/s fta far. Some time last night thieves cracked a small hole in a window of the A. Blanton wholesale grocery on West Marion street here and entered the store. A check-up this morning revealed that eight cases of cigarettes had been stolen. By making a hole in the wire-meshed glass the thives managed to un fasten the latch bolts of the window and enter from the south alley side of the bunding. The thieves were travelling In an automobile and in dications this morning were that the car became stuck in the alley after the heavy rain and had to be shov elled out. Burgess Given 2-Year Sentence Rutherford Jury Returns Verdict Of Simple Assault On Young Girt. Rutherford ton, May 22.—The jury late Wednesday afternoon returned a verdict of guilty of simple assault on a female in the trial of Paul Bur gess. Judge Stack sentenced Bur gess to two years on the county roads at hard labor. Fred D. Ham rick, attorney for Burgess, served notice in open court of appeals. The Jury was out seven hours. Judge Stack charged them Wed nesday morning that they could find Burgess guilty of rape, which carries a death penalty, assault with intent to rape, which carries about 15 years in the state prison, or sim ple assault by a man over 18. They found him guilty in the latter. Burgess is 25 years of age while the girl i^ 17. Large crowds linger ed around the court house all day awaiting the verdict of the jury. The jury took the case at 10 o’clock and rendered a verdict at five. Negro Youth Hurt By Car, Goes Home George Turner, 12-year-old step son of Berry Mints of the Earl sec tion, was dismissed from the hos pital this week where he received treatment for three weeks for a skull injury received at the fair ground on Highway No. 20 when two cars crashed together. Young Turner was tinconscious for over two weeks but has regained con sciousness now and his head injury seems to have completely healed. His grandmother Dora Dogwood and aunt, Fuscia Dogwood, with whom he was riding when the accident oc curred, died as a result of their in juries. Honor Roll Monday. The eighth month honor roll for the Shelby High school and public schools will be published in Moil day’s Star. Colored Finals. The negro schools of Shelby yes terday staged their commencement program and May Day festival. th< event being one of the best ape most colorful in the school's history Revenue Bill Passes Second Reading In House Mull Orders Ballot Boxes Brought In j Election Board Head Tells Registrars To Bring Bailey-Pritchard Boxes To Court House. Order Sent Him By Judge Biggs. Judge John P. Mull, chairman of the Cleveland County Board of Elections, yesterday wrote letters to the 26 regis trars in Cleveland county ordering them to bring the ballot boxes in the Bailey-Pritchard senatorial race last fall to the officer of the clerk of Superior court here. Judge Mull’s order was In com pliance with an order received by him Wednesday afternoon from Judge J. Crawford Biggs, of Ra leigh, chairman of the state elec tion board. No Expenses? “The order from Raleigh said nothing about the expenses that might be Incurred In assembling the ballotoboxes for the Investigation be ing made by the United States sen ate because of the contest filed by George Pritchard, G. O. P. candi date, who was defeated by Senator J. W. Bailey," Judge Mull said. “For that reason I am not ordering the registrars to bring the boxes in on any given day but have asked them to bring the boxes the next time they come to Shelby.” Mr. Pritchard filed his contest of the Bailey victory some weeks ago. Later Republican leaders appeared before three federal Judges in North Carolina and asked that an order be issued to federal marshals to im pound and assemble the ballot boxes. This, order was g-anted but later vacated when a bill was pass cu ut uiic ^cuci tti tuooeiuuiy, utmg introduced by Representative Ed wards of Cleveland county, ordering the state election board to assem ble the boxes for the investigation. Whether or not any of the ballots may have been destroyed since the election six months ago Judge Mull does not know. “I have,” he said, “made no investigation and am merely carrying out the orders of the state election board chairman. Just what course will be followed after the ballot boxes are brought to Shelby and placed in the clerk’s office I cannot say.” It was reported a week or so ago that the investigating committee would probe only 14 counties in which Republicans allege voting discrepancies. Whether this is true is not known here. Democratic leaders are of the opinion that the investigation is a farce. Senator Bailey was elected by the record majority of 113,000 votes and it has been termed “the height of folly” to attempt to find any thing wrong with such an over whelming majority. “It is purely a political propa ganda move,” one Democrat de clares, “and will in the end rebound against the Republicans.” Bible Class Named In Newton’s Memory The Young Men's Bible class at the Pirst*^aptist church which was taught for many years by Attorney J. Clint Newton, county solicitor, who died a few weeks ago, has been named in his memory and is to be known hereafter as the Newton Bible class. A picture, of Mr. New ton will also be placed on the wall of the class room. Mr. Newton was a gifted speaker and several literary societies in schools of the county are named for him. Teaches 50 Years Mrs. G. P. Hamrick of Shelby who next week rounds oat fifty years of teaching in the public schools. She is still at tier Job and keeps quali fied. Mrs. Hamrick Rounds Out Half Century As A S c h o o 1 Teacher Attends Sommer School, Active In Woman’s Club And Religions Work. Mrs. G. P. Hamrick of the Jeff erson street school, Shelby, will next week, complete her fiftieth year In teaching. At an early age she sMw ed a great determination for an education, and to be an educator— both of which she accomplished. Mrs. Hamrick began teaching at the age of sixteen. During these fifty years of teaching, she has at tended teachers’ meetings or sum mer school in her own state, or in other states. Her educational ad vantages have been good, and she made use of every opportunity to! prepare herself for better and mere effective teaching. She takes interest in the Wom an’s club, is a member of the D. A. R. and U. D. C., is a member of every organization of her church and attends services regularly. She is a member of every teacher's or ganization in town, county, state and is a member of several na tional organizations. Mrs. Hamrick has as much inter est in life, and as broad an outlook upon it today as when she was six teen years old, and just as deter mined to succeed in her work as when she was younger. Benefit Supper. An ice cream supper will be held at El Bethel church on Saturday night, May 23. The proceeds will go for the benefit of the new Sunday school room. 1116 public is cordially invited to attend.' Auxiliary Will Conduct Poppy Sale In Shelby Tomorrow To Aid Vets Hope For Sale To Be Largest Yet. No Set Price Asked For Flowers. Millions of Americans will pay honor to the country's World war dead tomorrow by wearing the lit tle red peppy of Flanders Fields. Early tomorrow morning an army of women, estimated to be 100,000 strong, mobilized for the work by the American Legion auxiliary, will take the ■ streets throughout the country with baskets of the memor ial flowers. By night fall it is ex pected that poppies will be placed On approximately 10,000.000 coats and more than $1,000,000 received for the welfare of disabled veterans and their families.. The women of Shelby unit of the auxiliary, aided by women of other j local organization, will: provide the | people of Shelby with their poppa* Reparations for the sale have been worked out in such detail that no one in the . city will be without op portunity to buy and wear a poppy, according to Mrs. Reid Misenheim er, general chairman of the activ ity. A larger sale of poppies is ex pected in the city than ever before. The poppies which the local unit of the auxiliary will offer were made by disabled veterans at Oteen. They are exact replicas of the wild poppy of Prance and Belgium which grew on the World war.battlefields. No set price will be asked for the flowers, each purchaser being al lowed to contribute any amount he desires for his poppy. The bulk of the money which the citizens of Shelby will pay for their popples will remain here In the city and will be used for the relief of disabled veterans and needy families of veterans during the coming year. Stacey Gamble Shot To Death, Burial Saturday Killed In Charlotte Last Night Son Of Shelby Woman Shot by Luke McCall Who Claimed Self Defense. W\ Stacey Gamble. 38-year old native of Cleveland county and a son of Mrs. Gene Gamble, I well known Shelby woman, was shot to death In Charlotte last night by Luke McCall at whose home Gamble once boarded. McCall claims self-defense, con- j tending that the Cleveland man j advanced on him with a knife. j Funeral services will be held Sat urday morning at 10 o’clock at the old John Lattimore graveyard. Surviving the deceased are his 16-year-old daughter, Pauline, of Danville; his mother, Mrs. Gene Gamble, of Shelby; and three broth ers, Tom, Miler and Bill Gamble. In McCall Home. According to information from Charlotte, Gamble was killed in McCall’s home, 826 East 35th street, North Charlotte, about 10:30 last night. Rural officers were called to the McCall home by Mrs. McCall and when they arrived they found. It is said, Gamble's body sitting upright in a chair with an open knife clenched In his hand. McCall, Char lotte dispatches stated, declared, as he was taken to Jail, that Gamble was advancing upon him with a knife when he shot him in the body in self-defense with a single-barrel shotgun. His story was that he was trying to get Gamble to go to bed. the latter refused, and the argument developed which resulted in the fa tality. Relatives here of Gamble were in clined to be dubious of McCall’s version of the killing, declaring that Gamble was not accustomed to drawing or using a knife. A tragic feature of the untimely death was that Gamble’s 16-year-old daughter, Pauline, had written him asking that he attend her gradua tion exercises at the Virginia school on Saturday, the day he will * be buried. Dr. McKee Talks On “Indian Crusader’* Speaker Who Had Lived In India For 15 “Years Describes Mr. Gandhi. An instructive lecture on Gandhi, the crusader of India, and the prin ciples on which he is winning free dom and liberty foe his countrymen and attracting world-wide attention, was delivered last night by Dr. W. J. McKee before the Kiwanis club. Dr. McKee, of the faculty of the Uni-; versfty of North Carolina, had spent fifteen years in India and made a close study of the little 105 pound crusader who has brought Great Britain to her knees and recognition to his country. Gandhi is the leader of 325 mil lions of people and odc of the best known men in the world who has enunciated new doctrines based somewhat on the Sermon on the Mount. Dr. McKee noted some of the principles of the little Indian leader such as the one that religion and morals are more powerful in tho last analysis than brute force, his principle of non-cooperation and non-violence which have caused the British parliament to recognize his pbwer as a leader. Stuttering Negro Not Wanted Here Wilkesboro Man Heard That $5,000 Reward Was Offered For Negro Here, In Wilkes county, this state, is a man who is no nearer to $5,000 than he was a week kgo or a year ago. This week a letter came to The Star from a Wilkesboro man stat ing that he understood an adver tisement had appeared in the paper here offering a $5,000 reward for the capture of a real black negro who stutters. According to the report the Wilkesboro man. heard the negro lived between Statesville and Tay lorsville two years ago. No such ad vertisement appeared in The Star, and Sheriff Allen stated today that insofar as he knew no such negro was sought by the law here. It must have been another conn * tv or two other men. Staff Of Shelby High Annual The girl and live boy# In thi# photo su pervised end handled the work of getting out the 1930-31 m nual, "HI-Life," of the Sliclby High school which was Is sued from The Star press today. The an nual Is one of the most attractive school records ever assembled and car ries photos and fac*a concerning all school activities of the year. % Bootleg Prices Take A Tumble Bootleg whiskey is selling at the lowest price it has in years. In county court here recently a defendant informed his law* yer that liquor can now be pur chased in the South Mountain section for $1.75 per gallon. Two years ago the prevailing price was $10 per gallon. Then it dropped to $8 and took another drop to $6 and then to $4. The $1.75 rate, however, is the lowest to be re ported here in many years. The in former made it clear that the $1.75 whiskey was a low grade ‘sugar head.” The genera! business depression and a tf-cline in demand for boot leg is thought to be responsible fdr the falling prices. “There is far less liquor being sold and consumed in Cleveland county than there was Just six months ago,” Sheriff Irvin Allen states. Vj_ Still Made Out Of Washtub Captured By Officers Here Odd Liquor Plant Brought To Shel by Thursday From No .3 Township. County officers yesterday brought in to the court house here a cap tured still which was made of a 10-gallon tin washtub. The still was located in No. 3 township Wednesday by Sheriff Ir vin M. Allen and Deputy Ben Coop er. Deputy Bob Kendrick was with them when it was brought in yes terday. Sixty or 75 gallons of beer were also captured. The head and the cap of the washtub still were both made of wood and the only piece of copper about it was the small worm. Vera Arwood Gets First Essay Honor Hazel Wilson, Of Fallston, Takes Second Place In Contest Here. Miss Vera Arwood ,of the Polk ville high school, won first prize in the county-wide essay contest on co operative marketing held here yes terday. The contest was conducted by the N. C, Cotton Growers As sociation and Miss Arwood will rep resent Cleveland county in the dis trict contest at Charlotte. Last year Miss Arwood won coun ty and district honors and two years ago she was second In the entire State. In the county contest Miss Hazel Wilson, of the Fallston school, won second honors; Miss Beth Randall, of Grover, was third, and Aston Adams, of Lattlmore, fourth. All won prizes for placing in the coun ty contest. Oil Mill To Close For Season May 23 On Saturday, May 23, the-Shelby Oil mill will close lor the season A' that time seed crushing will be sus pended until another harvest. Dur ing the summer the machinery will be overhauled. Closing prices are as ! follows: Wagon Seed. 34 1-2 eeiv. 1 per bushel, exchange 1800, car seed “Hi-Life,” School Annual Of Shelby High, Issued Here Today Shelby High Annual Dedicated To Veteran Teacher In City And County. “Ill-Life," a handsome 66-page annual of the Shelby high school, was released from The Cleveland Star presses today and turned over to the sen lor class of the school as their farewell gift to the Institution. The annual bound In suede, the latest and’ best binding for books, is neatly arranged, contains valu able Information of the school year and general activities, and is con sldered one of the most complete ever Issued by the school. Honors Veteran. A striking feature of the annual is that it is dedicated to Mr. John Yancey Irvin, who has been engaged in educational work in Cleveland county for almost a quarter of a century. In 1907 Mr. Irvin became principal of the Shelby high school. Later ha became city superintend ent, and then for a period of 10 years he was superintendent of the schools of all Cleveland county. He then became superintendent of the Kings Mountain schools, but return ed to Shelby high in 1929 as head of the mathematics department. In dedicating the annual to Prof. Irvin the seniors say “He not only taught members of our class, but. In many cases, our fathers and mothers." Felix Gee is editor-in-chief of the annual with Matilda Jenks and Oliver Harris as associate editors. Ray Brown is athletic editor, James Shepard wit editor and Ed Nolan business manager. The annual has a department de voted to each of the four high school classes with photos of the classes and the high school faculty. Othfcr departments ^tre devoted to the state championship high school band, the state championship base ball team, the boys and girls bas ketball teams and the football ele ven. Misses Thomas and Jeters were the faculty advisors to the annual staff." MASONS TO ELECT THEIR OFFICERS HERE TONIGHT Officers for Cleveland Lodge No. 202 will be elected at the regular meeting tonight in the Masonic Temple building. All members are urged to attend this regular meet ing. Hail And Wind Storm Damages No. 2 And No. 3 Township Farmers Hard Tilt By Worst Storm In Tears. A heavy haU and wind storm about » o’clock last night did considerable damage to crop* and buildings in No. 2 and No. 3 townships. According to older citizens the storm in the section between Sharon and Bolling Springs was the worst to hit there in many years. . . In that area it was said today that the cotton crop, Just up, was badly riddled. In the No. 3 section about Earl and the county line the hail and wind did quite a bit of damage but not as much, it is said, as was done in the No. 2 section. Roofs Torn Off. A number of buildings were un roofed, trees uprooted, and at least one building blown down in the Boiling Sprlngs-Sharon section. A tenant house on the John Hamrick place was blown over, and the roofs, were torn off the homes of Dovey Moore and Clint Hamrick. Other homes and outbuildings in the com munity were also damaged. In de scribing the damage done by the hail Jarvis Hamrick said here today that in a 60-acre field the cotton was so riddled and beat down by the hail and wind that he would not give 10 cents for the 60 acres of cot ton. Hail fell in and about Shelby lat er in the night, about U o’clock. Tax Listing Rush On In County Now The tax lister’s office at the court house here has been crowded all this week with taxpayers listing their personal property for this year. Over the county the tax-listing work is pretty well completed, but in No. 6 township many taxpayers have not yet listed. They are reminded that all listing should be done be fore the end of this month. Opinions Vary As To Size Of County Cotton Crop This Year; Acreage Cut I Cleveland county's cotton crop this year will be 10,000 bales shy of the 63,000-bale crop of last year and maybe more. Estimates being made now on the crop range from 35,500 bales to 50,000 bales. Observers differ in their views as to how much the cotton acre age has been reduced and, also, in tbe reduction of fertilizer. The prevailing opinion is that the cotton acreage has been cut 10 percent. Many others say, [ however, that the acreage has not been reduced more than five i percent. Leas Fertilizer. The total crop this year uili be considerably below that oi last year more because of lack of fertiliser than because of a cut in acreage, it is generally believed. At least 20 percent less fertilizer was used in planting the crop this year than was used last year, farmers say, and the grade of the fertilizer Is low er than that used last year, mak ing a total fertilizer reduction from the production standpoint of approximately 30 percent. Due to dry weather last year It is 1 believed that this year’s crop will benefit considerably from the fertiliser still in the ground from last year. The estimates range from 35 to 50 thousand bales, but the majority say the crop will be close to 45,000 bales. MacLean Group Loses Votes In SecondReading Calls For 15-Cosil Tax On Land House* , Puses Conference Com promise After Senate Approves. Clarkson Shifts. (Special to The Star.) Raielfh, May 22, (2 P. M.).—. The house of representatives this morning passed on its sec ond reading the conference re port on the revenue MU by a vote of 61 to 50, including pairs. After adopting the report and passing It on first reading last night, 51 to 45. The house ad journed today to meet at 12:05 A- M. Saturday morning to pass the bill on its third reading, in order that the members might go home without having to stay for a later Saturday session. The senate, which adopted the re port yesterday 26 to 24 by the change of the vote of Senator T. o. Clarkson, of Mecklenburg, will get the bill Monday. A motion to re consider the vote by which the re port was adopted yesterday will hot be made. Senator Rivers Johnson, of Duplin, said although he chang ed his vote yesterday In order that he might move to reconsider today. If the senate adopts the report, as Is expected, the general assem bly can adjourn Wednesday, unless trouble develops In the appropria tion bill sufficient to hold up its passage. The house today tables the bill whloh would have placed a tax of one half of one mill on each kilo watt hour of electric power produc ed. Raleigh, May 32.—The conference report on the biennial revenue bill was approved last night by the house within live hours after It had been adopted by the senate. The house adopted the report M to 53, including pains, and the sen ate acted on It favorably 25 to 21. Opponents of the report in each house. Senator Johnson of Dublin and Representative Gay of North ampton. changed their votes before the result was announced in order to be able to move to reconsider to day If a chance Is seen to defeat the measure. The adoption in the house waa equivalent to first reading, but un der-the constitution it must pan two more readings there and threa In the senate on separate days. Believe Deadlock Broken. By virtue of the margin of vic tory in each house, however, it waa generally believed that the revenue Impasse has been broken and that the assembly will adjourn sine die the middle of next week. In the senate the adoption did not constitute first reading as the measure is revenue producing and must be passed on separate days In each house. Though the senate voted first, the measure was ruled to be before the house, and tha (COKTINimo OJf Page rwm.tr* I Hospitals Protected In State-Wide Law Patients Who Intended To Defraud Or Obtain Credit Fraudulently Violate Law. A new law designed to protect public hospitals and sanitoriums has been enacted by the general assembly of North Carolina. It makes one guilty of a misdemeanor and subject to a fine or imprison ment for intention to defraud by the use of false pretense In obtaining credit or accommodations at a pub lic hospital. It is a bill similar in intents and purposes to that which safeguards a hotel or boarding house, making one guilty of a mis demeanor for “jumping’* a board bill. It reads: “Section one: Any per son who obtains accommodation at any public or private hospital or sanatorium without paying there for, with Intent to defraud, the saig hospital or sanitorium or who ob tains credit at such hospital or sani torium by the use of any false pre tense, or who, after obtaining credit or accommodation at a hospital or sanitorium, absconds and surrep ticiouely removes his baggage there from without paying for the ac commodation or credit, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall upon Conviction, be fined or impri soned a« the discretion of the court.'