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bHLLBY, N. C._\\ KDNTCSD \, JUNE 10,1931 Published Monday. Wednesday and t’riday Afternoons.
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Fair And Wanner.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Generally fair tonight and
Thursday. Slightly wanner in south
west tonight and in west Thursday.
Next President?
Washington, Jane 10.—Politicians,
preparing for the opening next win
ter of the 1932 presidential cam
paign, see the economic situation as
the over-shadowing issue and Presi
dent Hoover as the Republican
nominee. As for the Democrats, they
say Governor Franklin D. Roose
velt, of New York, has a paper lead.
His principal advantages, they hold,
are that he should enter the field
with a plurality of convention votes,
that he has no strong enemies, and
that the keynote of the Democratic
convention will be harmony. There
is a strong feeling among some Re
publicans that Gifford Pinrhot, gov
ernor of Pennsylvania, will head a
third party, however small, as a
dry candidate, with power as his
chief issue. There are others who
think he Is too practical to form a
third party.
Throng Attends
Eskridge Rites
Floral Offering of Over 100 Pieces.
Many Out of Town Friends Pag
0 Him Tribute.
A crowd of sorrowing friends and
relatives that filled the spacious
Eskridge home and overflowed into
the yard, gathered Tuesday morn
ing at 10:30 o’clock for the funeral
of Mr. Chas. L. Eskridge who was
found dead Sunday shortly after the
noon hour In his garage office with
a self-inflicted bullet wound In his
It was one of the saddest funer
als Shelby has had in years, with a
floral offering numbering over 100
pieces of the choicest flowers of the
season. Hearts were neavy end eyes
were moist with tears as the long
funeral procession moved quietly to
the cemetery Just two blocks from
the Eskridge home. Dr. Zeno Wall,
pastor of the First Baptist church
of which Mr, Eskridge was a mem
ber, conducted the funeral and
spoke of the genial disposition of
Mr. Eskridge, his pioneer work in
things mechanical and modem In
Shelby; his affection for his family
and friends, his civic leadership. Dr.
Wall prayed for the strengthening
of the business men, that others
may not snap under the stress and
strain of these trying times. A vio
lin solo and a quartet of voices fur
nished music for the funeral.
The body of Mr. Eskridge was in*
terred at Sunset cemetery in the
Eskridge plot where his mother
Mrs. Webb Eskridge and his son,
Gene Eskridge, had been buried in
less than 13 months, his mother
having died May 26 of last year and
his son having drowned July 26th of
last year. As the body of Mr. Esk
ridge was lowered, the song birds
in the cemetery seemed unafraid of
the gathered throng ns they nestled
on the lower limbs of the trees sur
rounding the plot and sang a sweet
Many out of town visitors were
here for the funeral, including for
mer business associates of Mr. Esk
ridge in Charlotte and other friends
of prominence and Influence .from
far and near. His brothers who live
elsewhere will leave today or to
morrow for their homes: Ladson C.
Eskridge to Newberry, S. C. Guy
Eskridge to New York city, Lector
Eskridge to Knoxville, Tenn., where
he joins his wife sick with a throat
Election Day For
Gaffney, No Voting
Old Board Remains In When Elec
tion Day Passes Without
Gaffney,- June 10—Election day
here passed yesterday without an
When the mayor and council be
came cognizant of the fact that the
election was nearing it was too late
to advertise and make other prep
arations for it so the same board of
public works continues in office.
Present members of this board
are, B. G. Clary, chairman, and D.
B. Wood and Waite Hamrick.
This board has served for a good
many years and by law remain in
office until their successors have
been elected and qualified This
election is supposed to be held each
two years in the odd year, but has
been dispensed with for the last de
Lau year the members drew lots
•\i the expiration of term
and fir Eararlok’s term was to
h: e eocirsd today
f r t .? present arrant.rne.n
th? e;. „e board will remain as is
until another election year in 1933
or until some other law is made to
provide an election.
Third Degree Work.
Third degree work will be put on
Tuesday night by Cleveland lodge
302 A P. and A M
25 Boys Enter
Training Camp
From County
County Youth* Take
Training Soon
Win Leave Here This Week For a
Month’s Training At Fort
, Bragg.
Twenty-five young men from
Cleveland county will leave this
week to report at Port Bragg on
Friday, June 12, for one month's
service with the 1931 Citizens Mili
tary Training camp. This number
was accepted under the enrollment
campaign conducted two months
ago by Lee B. Weathers, chairman.
Although the allotment for Cleve
land was only 15 men, some of the
other counties failed to furnish their
quotas and 25 were accepted from
Names of Young Men.
Over 950 young men from North
and South Carolina will report at
Fort Bragg on Friday of this week.
Those from Cleveland county are as
Claude L. Austell, 313 N. Morgan
| street, Shelby; Boyd H. Blanton, 802
N. LaFayette street, Shelby; Andrew
A. Jackson, Jefferson street, Shelby;
Horace R. McSwain, 203 Clegg
street, Shelby; Fairley Moore, 517 S
DeKalb street, Shelby; Fred B
Ropp, Jr., N. IiaFayette street, Shel
by; Carl M. Stroupe, Jr„ N. LaFay
ette street, Shelby; Wm. A. Stroupe.
N. LaFayette street, Shelby; Battie
E. Thackerson, route 6, Shelby;
Everette C. Toms, Box 564, Shelby;
Ralph B. Turner? Jr., Shelby; Char
les E. Waldrop, 203 Suttle street,
Shelby; Roy C. Willis, Box 193, Shel
by: Banks L, Mauney, 114 Grover
street, Shelby; Wm. J. Burns, Lawn
dale, Roy F. Elmore, Star route,
Lawndale, Carl E. Eskridge, route 1,
Lawndale, E. Worth Toney, Lawn
dale; Franklin E. Wallace, Lawn
dale; Henry J. Furcron, Grover;
James L. Pinkleton, Grover; Egbert
L. Roark, route 1, Grover; Luther
M. Greene, Boiling Springs; Jack T.
Jolley, Boiling Springs.
Maj, Higley Compander
The camp this year will be com-i
manded by Major Harvey D. Higley
of the 17th Field Artillery, Fort
Major Higley, bom In Iowa, is a
graduate of the U. 8. Military Aca
demy at West Point. He was com
missioned in 1908 and has served in
the Philippines and in German/.
During the World war Major Higley
was in command of the Field Artil
lery replacement depot at Camp
Zachary Taylor, Ky., where thous
ands of Field Artillery officers aid
enlisted men were trained for com
bat service. Major Higley is on the
army's general staff eligibility list
and Is a graduate of the Field Ar
tillery school, advanced course, Fort
Sill, Oklahoma, of the command and
general staff school, at Fort Leaven
worth, Kansas, and of the Army
War college, Washington, D. C.
In connection with the opening of
the C. M. T. C., Major Higley stated
that this movement is more popular
this year than ever before, especial
ly in North and South Carolina. He
said that last year, 1930, there was
a total of 1422 applications received
for membership in the Fort Bragg
C. M. T. C., while this year up to
June 1, 2,091 applications for the
Fort Bragg camp had been received.
These Men Named To State Offices
me two men pictured above have just been appointed to two of the most
important state offices by Governor Gardner. Alfred 8. Brower (left) for
several years comptroller and connected with the business manageiprnt
of State college, was named by Governor Gardner as director of the di
vision of purchase and contract, which division will have charge of pur
chasing supplies and contracting for services for all state departments,
institutions and divisions, as well as for the public schools of the state.
Governor Gardner estimates that this division, created by the 1931 gen
eral assembly, will save the state 5400,000 a year or more in the supplies
and services purchased. Frank U Dunlap (right), of Wadesboro, for four
terms senator from the 19th senatorial district and chairman of the Im
portant senate finance committee of the 1931 general assembly, has been
. named by Governor O. Max Gardner as director of personnel, to head
the new division of personnel, ereated by the recent general assembly to
succeed the former salary and wage commission.
Senators Reply To Attack; Say
President Plays Politics When
He Gives Men Federal Offices
Washington, June 10.—Senators
spoke back this week to the attack
by the law enforcement commis
sion upon political Interference by
the senate In the selection of fed
eral district attorneys.
Senator Walsh, of Montana, rank
ing Democrat on the judiciary com
mittee, said “if the senate is to be
accused of injecting politics Into
the selection of federal appointees
and particularly district attorneys,
it may be retorted that politics are
rarely absent in the nomination of
them by the executive."
“Why assail the senate or sena
tors in such a matter and exempt
from like criticism the president
who has sole power of appoint
ment?" he asked.
Senator Bingham, Republican,
Connecticutt, defended the right
and the practice of senators in rec
ommending appointments to the
judiciary and insisted that the sen
ators were in a better position than
others to know the best qualified
men in their states and were held
responsible for the appointments.
Better Grace.
Senator Caraway, Democrat. Ar
kansas, turned the criticism back to
the commission. He said: "That in
dictment could have come In better
grace from a commission that had
not thought itself to be a political
smoke screen for this administra
tion’s failure to enforce the law.”
The commission’s attack upon the
senate brought into the open the
conflict between considerable group
of the senate and the executive
over the making of appointments.
President Hoover, at the outset of
his administration, announced a
All Impeachment Charges Against
Horton Of Tennessee Are Defeated
House Of Representatives Throw
Out Bills Against Governor
Of State.
Nashville, Tenn., June 10.—The
Tennessee house of representatives
yesterday threw out impeachment
proceedings against Governor Hen
ry H. Horton, whose administration
has been under fire since four
banks favored with state deposits
collapsed last fall and tied up al
most $7,000,000 In state funds
Climaxing a four months' legisla
tive investigation of state affairs,
the house voted 56 to 40 to defeat
-even articles of impeachment, thus
'disposing of them In the same man
ner as the first article presented,
which was beaten la t week by a
"3-to-41 decision. All the charges
were defeated beyond the possibil
ity of reconsideration when the
house members, after refusing to
adopt them, passed another formal
motion to reject them for all time.
Horton Is Grateful.
“I am deeply grateful to my
friends not only for myself, but also
for the state of Tennessee," the
governor said when word of the
house's action reached his offices.
"Tennessee has been saved."
Well wishers swarmed into the
reception room to congratulate him.
His wife and their son John, who
had remained with the governor
throughout the proceedings, joined
in the handshaking.
There was no demonstration
when the seven articles awaiting
disposition were taken up together
and quashed. Impeachment propon
ents lacked 10 votes of mustering
enough strength to order the gov
ernor's trial by the senate.
Burras Leaves For
Federal Training
Attorney Chas. A. Burr us, proba
tion officer for the Western North
Carolina federal court, left Shelby
yesterday for Minneapolis where for
10 days he will attend a school be
ing given for the Instruction of
probation officers. Mr. Burrus was
recently appointed to the office by
Judge E. Y Webb
Ballot Boxes Pile
Upj No New Orders
Ballot boxes, containing1 the
votes cast in Cleveland county
last fall In the Balley-Prlt
chard senatorial race, continue
to pile up in the superior court
clerk’s office here. Just what
will be done with them no one
seems to know.
Judge John P. Mull, election
board chairman, has received no
orders since he was instructed
to have the boxes assembled at
the court house here for the In
vestigating committee which is
probing the election at the re
quest of Pritchard, the defeated
Republican candidate.
Cotton Belt
Weather Map
Bulk of Cotton Small and Late. Re
planting About Finished In
Texas Area.
(Special to The Star.;
Washington, June 10.—Cotton
temperatures averaged near normal
in nearly all sections of the cotton
belt and the week was mostly fair,
there being only limited areas with
appreciable rain. It was the warm
est week of the season so far over
considerable portions of the belt. In
Texas warmer weather was helpful
I and the condition and stand of cot*
|ton are fair to good with replant
| ing about completed. The crops con
siderably later than normal. The
bulk of cotton is small and late also
in much of Oklahoma but weekly
progress was fair to very good, cul
tivating and chopping progressing in
central and southern localities.
Fairly good growth was reported in
the central states of the belt with
warm weather favorable there al
though there were some complaint
of poor stands and general lateness.
Orowth was poor in parts of Ten
nessee and late plantings and re
plantings have not germinated well
in Alabama because of dryness. In
Georgia stands are only fair with
germination slow and irregular hi
the north due to lack of moisture.
In the Carollnas progress was most
ly good although in local areas con
dition is only fair.
County Acreage In
Cotton; Seed Yield
Cleveland county had 5,022 farms
reporting as having grown cotton
In 1929, according to figures issued
today by the director of the census
bureau at Washington. These farms
had 86434 acres in cotton which
produced 64,473 bales of the staple
and 31347 tons of seed.
The acreage In cotton was second
only to one county in North Caro
lina in 1929, that of Robeson which
had 97,730 acres producing however
onlv 41,059 bale$
Crime Decline
Here Is Result
Of Depression
Underworld Businesi
Also Slow
Very Arrest* Made la County
Lately Other Than Week-End
Tiling# are slow In the under
world as well as In the business
As the result of the general busi
ness depression officers In this sec
tion have had less activity In re
cent months than since before the
World war.
The majority of arrests made in
Shelby and the county recently
have been for minor offenses and
included week-end drunks and oth
er merry-makers.
The robbery wave that swept, the
section some time ago, under the
pinch of hard times, has subsided
to a considerable degree.
Holdups, robberies, killings, and
serious assaults are in number far
below what they were two years
lew Wrecks
One noticeable feature of the de
pression period Is that automobile
crashes and fatalities are nothing
like as numerous as they were. This
change la for the same cause that
is the decrease in crime--there Is
not as much money in circulation to
spend for gas and other fast-living
accessories. Fewer automobiles are
on the highways and the time has
come again when a serious automo
bile wreck Is once more news. Just
two years ago they happened so
frequently that they attracted only
minor attention unless two or three
were killed.
Although the price of bootleg
whiskey keeps dropping officers
say that the manufacture of home
brew is on the increase because it
Is even cheaper than the new bar
gain priced whiskey.
Tennis Champion
Beats Shelby Boy
Whltelaw Kendall Defeated By
Hines In Mid-Dixie Toarney
Now On.
Sheljby’s last bid for the Mid
Dixie tennis championship was eli
minated yesterday at the tourna
ment In Spartanburg when White
law (Slim) Kendall was defeated by
Wilmer Hines, national junior ten
nis champion. Hine won 8-1, 6-1.
Zeno Wall and Joe Singleton, two
other Shelby players, were elimin
ated In the previous round. Ken
dall won two matches before bow
ing to the champion.
Kendall and (Singleton are play
ing today In the doubles tourney. ,
O. J. Lattimore Said
To Be Critically 111
Orange J. Lattimore, prominent
middle aged farmer of the Polkvllle
section is said to be critically HI
with creeping paralysis which has
affected his entire body from his
neck down. He is conscious emd
talks to members of his family, but
his body and limbs are helpless.
The disease has been spreading dur
ing the last few days and friends
are alarmed about his condition
Penalty Attached
To Failure To List
Tax listers in the various town
ships of the county report a slack
ening in the list of real and person
al property for county taxes. R. L.
Weathers, county tax supervisor,
calls attention to the fact that the
books are still open and that a pen
alty attaches to those who fail to
give In their property for taxes Tax
payers should see the listers in the
county In which they have real nnd
personal property and attend to
this watter at once in order to es
cape the penalty prescribed by law
Chicken* Missing?
Notify The Sheriff
Has the chicken roost of any
Cleveland county citizen been rob
bed this week? If so. It might pay
to get In touch with Sheriff Irvin
M. Allen.
The Cleveland sheriff received a
message last night from Sheriff
Roblnete of Alexander county say
ing that he was holding two men.
Bob Towery and Am Hoyle, and a
number of chickens he believed to
have been stolen. Towery was seen
here Monday evening and since he
has a chicken stealing record In
this section Sheriff Allen thinks it
possible that the chickens being held
in Taylorsville may have come from
this county.
Eyes On 1932
Political circles tn Raleigh are hear
ing that Senator Peyton McJSwaln,
Shelby attorney, will be a candidate
for attorney general In 1932 to suc
ceed Dennis G. Brummitt. Mr. Mc
8wain la not ready to make a defi
nite statement about the race but la
known to be considering it.
Doctors Hold
Monthly Meet
Dr*. Parker And Gold Make Talk*
At County Medical
Society,. - ——
Dr. 8. P. Parker and Dr. Ben Gold
were the speakers at the monthly
meeting of the Cleveland County
Medical society held Monday night.
Dr. Parker spoke on gastric ulcer,
and Dr. Gold gave a report of his
trip to the recent Baltimore cliutcs.
The meeting was well attended by
members of the society.
S. S. Association
At Pleasant Ridge
Meeting To Be Held On Sunday
June 14th. To Discus*
Having for Its theme “Increasing
Attendance During the Summer
Months,” the Kings Mountain Sun
day school association will meet
June 14th at 2 o'clock with the
Pleasant Ridge church, J. W. Cost
ner, superintendent of this associa
tion and L. H. Ledford, associate
superintendent have arranged the
following program:
2:30 devotional by Rev. D o
Washburn: 2:45 by Having Attrac
tive Sunday Morning Programs, by
Fred E. Green, Supt of Double
Springs Sunday school; 3:00 by
Taking a Religious Census Each
Year, by J, L. Lovelace, Supt. Boil
ing Springs Sunday school; 3;is
solo, by Mrs. N. B. Lee, Lattimore
Sunday school; 3:30, by Visiting
Absentees and Prospects, by a mem
ber of Zion Sunday school; 3:45 roll
call and announcements; 4:00 ad
Mr. John Hudson, of Baltimore
arrived in Shelby last night to spend
some time with his mother, Mrs. H.
T. Hudson. Mr. Hudson has Just left
a Baltimore hospital where he un
derwent sinus, tonsil and adenoid
McSwain May Get In
Race For State Office
In Command
Major Harvey D. Higley In command
of the 17th field Artillery, at Fort
Brajrj where 85 young men of
Cleveland county will be in training'
at the Citlxens Military Training
camp for one month, beginning Fri
day of thin week.
Another Good Day
For Curb Market
Expect larger Display And Record
Sale* For Saturday's
Market. _
The location of the Shelby
curb market will be changed for
market day Saturday. The new
site will be on the vacant lot
adjoining the Ideal service sta
tion ana facing \orth Wash
ington street.
The second day of the curb mar
ket In Shelby—Tuesday—proved a
success as did the first attempt last
Good sales were reported during
the two hours from s until 10 Tues
day morning.
Saturday Is expected to be the
biggest day of all and leaders of the
county demonstration clubs say they
look for a larger assemblage of pro
ducts than on the two previous mar
ket days. The hours Saturday will
be the same as those yesterday and
last Saturday, 8 to 10. The location
Saturday will remain where It has
been on North Morgan street.
Massey To Speak
At Kiwanis Meet
Prof. Herbert N. Massey, of Lime
stone college, will bo the principal
speaker at the Thursday evening
meeting of the Shelby Kiwanis club.
Mr. Massey, according to reports. Is
an able speaker and club members
are urged by officials not to miss
the meeting.
Cleveland Youths
Graduate At State
Four Cleveland county boys were
among the 283 students who grad
uated yesterday at North Carolina
State college. They were: Oselle
Gardner, H. 8. T. Lattimore, A. w.
Hamrick, E. E., B. S. Mauney, E. E.
and J. H. Mauney, E. E., Shelby.
State Executioner Dead; Another
Died After Turning Juice On Two
Tom Sale Dropped Dead In Raleigh
After Killing Two In
Raleigh, June TO. —Joe Stone, ex
ecutioner at the state's prison, is
dead at his home In Robeson coun
ty following an operation which his
71 years could not quite use to his
Mr. Stone has been jerking the
switches at the state's prison s’ nee
the early months of the MacLean
administration, which relieved the
warden of the mandatory man-kill
lng. When Mr. Stone got the as
signment to kill men In the elec
tric chair, J. E. Thomas, known
better as “Crap.” son of the widely
known "Dolly” Thomas, editor and
owner of the franklin Tunes, drew
a similar commission The two al
ternated in throwing the 1300 volts
into prisoners' bodies One Friday
Thomas would kill, the next Fri
day’s killing would be done by
Stone, When there was a double
one. Stone would kill the first one
w.d Thomas the second.
Of 'all the men who hdVe done
these killings, Mr. Stone stood it
;h»* best. Big Tom Sale killed ’em
for seven years, but each new negro
or poor white who shambled into
the death house chanting the cor
roborative scriptures, took an Inch
from the life of Tom Sale. Pounds
fell off him like a fat woman living
on tomato Juice. He would allow no
body to relieve him. One day two
blacks were doomed to die. They
took no appeal. The days druggsd
along for the curious, but they fair
ly flew for the executioner and his
prisoners. The morning came. As
Bob Gray and a representative of
the Greensboro Daily News walked
out to the place of execution, the
Greensboro paper’s scribe said to
the perfect artist of the times,
"Well, there will be a triple electro
cution out there this morning."
“How?” queried Gray.
“Well, old man Sale will kill the
two negroes and then he will drop
dead,” the Daly News scribe said.
“You are damned compacent
about it,” Mr. Gray commented.
The attendants brought the big
black into the death chamber. He
took the chair and Captain Sale
“shot the Juice to him,” at Pat Far
thing always said. In seven seconds
«ro\’TlN('Xl> ON 1MOE BTQET.I
Race For Attorney
General Likely
Considered As Prospective CandU
date For Attorney General.
Senator Peyton MoSwaln In
formed The Star today that he
had nothing to say as yet re
garding discussion of his pros
pective candidacy for attorney
general In 1932. lie may have a
statement to issue, however,
within the near future he Inti
Raleigh, June 10.—If political ru
mors going the rounds here are to
be credited, there will be almost as
many candidates seeking the Dem
ocratic nomination for attorney
general In the June primary Just •
year from this month, as well as
seeking the nomination for gover
nor. For there are at least three po
tential candidates being mentioned
already and more are likely to de
velop before the campaign actually
gets under way.
For a number of months it hM
been generally known that Charles
Ross, present attorney for the state
highway commission, and from
Harnett county, would be a candi
date for Democratic nomination for
attorney general, and for a time it
appeared that he would not have
any opposition. Then during the
general assembly it became appar
ent tliat Senator J, R. Baggett, of
Ltilington, Harnett? county, would
also probably become a candidate
for attorney general. But so tar no
one can be found outside of Har
nett county who is inclined to take
Baggett’s candidacy seriously or who
believes he stands any chance of
getting the nomination.
Within the past few days the
name of a third possible candidate
has been mentioned—that of Sena
tor Peyton McSwain, of Shelby,
Cleveland county. It Is understood
that Senator McSwain has not as
yet decided whether or not he will
become a candidate for attorney
general, but many of his friends are
confident that he will become a
All of these caudidacies are of
course based on the assumption
that Attorney General Deunis G.
Brummitt will be a candidate for
the Democratic nomination for gov
ernor and will not be a candidate
for the office of attorney general.
If Senator McSwain gets into the
contest, as he is expected to do, he
will probably make things interest
Hail Strikes Again
In Same Section
Does Damage In Boiling Springe
And Sharon Sections. Hit Sec
ond Planting. ,
Hail struck the Bolling Spring*
and Sharon sections for the second
time this season on Saturday, doing
considerable damage to crops that)
had been replated two weeks ago
and had just come up. The worst
damage seems to have been on tho
farms of Dovie Moore whose dwell
ing was partially blown away two
weeks ago in the heavy wind, rain
and hail, the T. E. Dixon farm
where a tenant house was over
turned two weeks ago, the Joe An
thony, K. B. Patrick and Lee De
brew farms as well as other adjoin
ing farms.
According to news received from
that section, many of the crops will
have to be replanted for the third
time. Wliile it is too late for cot
ton, these farmers plan to plant
corn and peas,
Mr. T. E. Dixon who lives in the
area stricken for the second time
this season, says the neighbors and
friends have been very gielpful in
rejJlantlng and he and his stricken
neighbors are very thankful and
grateful for the helping hand ex
tended them in their distress.
H. Clay Cox Moves
Family To Mars Hill
H. Clay Cox, Republican county
chairman and former member of
the city school board, has moved his
family to Mars Hill where the chll-'
dren will have the advantages of a
junior college education. Mr. Cox is
a travelling man and his territory
includes the western part of the
state where Mars Hill Is located, so
be feels that his residence there
will be almost as convenient as
Shelby. One of his children was a
student at Mars Hill last year and
:wo will enter next fall. Shelby re
sets to give up this estimable fair

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