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6HELBY, N. C. WEDNESD \, JINE 24, 1931 t'utilished Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.V Hm,L “
Late News
Fair Thursday.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Generally fair tonight and
Ihursday. Cooler in east tonight,
'•it tie change in west. *
Flying Atlantic.
Harbor Grace, N. F.. June 24.—The
" innie Mae was winging its way
over the Atlantic last night bearing
Wilev Post and Harold Gatty to
ward Rurope on the second lap of
their projected round-the-world
flight. The sturdy craft took off
from here for Germany at 4:57 day
light time yesterday afternoon, thrrr
hours and 40 minutes after conclud
ing a fast flight from Roosevelt
field, N. Y„ to Harbor Grace. The
fliers had breakfast in New York
and luncheon here. They took only
sandwiches with them and hoped to
have their next real meal in Berlin
They left Roosevelt field at 3:5fi
K. S. T„ yesterday morning and
made the 1 200-mile hop here in six
hours and 52 minutes. This was an
average of considerably more than
150 miles an hour they hope to
maintain in order to realizr their
ambition of smashing the 22-day
glnbe-rireling record of the German
dirigible Graf Zeppelin.
Grain Crops Of
Shoffner Says
IVhcat And Oats Unusually Good.
Cotton Growing: Rapidly.
Corn Increase
The wheat and oats crops in
Cleveland county this year are
practically double what they
were last year That is the opin
ion of County Agent R. W.
Shoffner. ,
He bases his estimate tipon a size
able increase m acreage and an un
usually good yield.
Practically all of the wheat and*
oats In the county have been cut!
and threshing is now underway. i
Some Yield.
An Indication of the general oat
vie Id Is shown in .one patch sown by
R. G. Adams, of Lattimore. Mr.
Adams put one and three-eighths
acres In the new variety of Norton
oats, Introduced iivtbis county last
tall, and recently he. threshed 89
bushels from the .one tract. A quan
tity of the Norton oats was sown in
the county this time and has proved
very adaptable to the climate here.
No Drought.
No crops in the county are suf
fering from lack of rain so far, ac
cording to the county agent.
The cotton crop, county farmers
have told him. has shown more
growth In the last two weeks than
in a similar period in years.
Corn Is looking good and also;
growing rapidly. "I have just re
turned from a trip across the state,
the farm agent stated, "and no
where did I find crops looking as
good as in this county.
"The best live-at-home feature i
we have in the county, 1 believe,
however,” he continued. "is the
manner In which we have gone
about gardening here. If there is a
county In the state with more and!
finer gardens I would certainly like
to see it. It seems to me as if there
will be enough Irish potatoes pro
duced this year to feed the county
for two years, and there are other
vegetables In proportion.’*
Corn, Wheat Crops
Boosted By Registei
One of Best Corn and Wheat Crops
In History of County, Newton
“Cotton may not bring much this
fall but we farmers,” says Register
of Deeds Andy F. Newton, “are noi
going to suffer very much this Win
ter because we are producing what
we usually have to buy.”
Mr. Newton, who has kept in close
touch with farm conditions since
holding a county office and whose
office is a gathering place for farm
ers when in the city, says that the
corn and wheat crops in Cleveland
this year are as good as he has seen
In many years. There is no exag
geration, he declares, in the report
that more acreage has been given
over to corn, wheat and other food
and feed crops this year than in any
year since the county won fame as
a cotton-producer.
Bolijp To Open New
6 Chair Barber Shop
Forrest Bolin, one of Shelby’'
popular barbers will open a six chair
barber shop and bath house ir the
Weathers-Blanton building next to
the J. C. Penney Co., on Friday of
this week. The entire basement has
been 'fitted up with handsome bar
ber chairs and mirror cases shine
stand and four shower stalls with
private dressing rooms. His snop has
absorbed the Charles Barber shop
from which most of his barbers will!
come. Fifteen dollars in trade will
be given as first prize and $10 in
trade as second prize for the best
shop names submitted.
Road Officials Here;
Plans Not Complete
Engineers On Visit
To County
WJII Krrp Cleveland Prisoners In
No. 6 Camp For County
Road Work.
J. C. Walker, division engineer
for division E, which embraces all
Western North Carolina under the
new highway system, and District
Engineer Poteat, whose territory
embraces Cleveland, Rutherford,
Burke and McDowell counties, were
visitors in Shelby this week. The
road officials spent some time con
ferring with A. E. Cline, chairman
of the county commissioners, and
members of the several road com
missions in the county.
"The newly organised system of
operating all highways in the state
is not functioning well enough as
yet," Mr. Cltne said, “for the en
gineers to know just how the road
program will be carried out. At
present their plan seems to be that
of working out a system of main
taining all the county roads they
take over the first of next month.
This is "such a mammoth task that
they will not not be able, I would
think, ^o do anything about new
roads for some time yet.”
District Group. ~
Division E, in which Cleveland
county is located, has been divided
into five districts. Cleveland and the
three other counties in the district
will have district headquarters at
Marlon with Mr. Poteat in charge
as district engineer. Two engineers
who will work under him have al
ready been named but Mr. Cline
stated today that he did not remem
ber their names. However, no engi
neer or other employe yet taken on
under the new system Is from this
The idea at present, as Mr. Cline
understood it, would be for the con
victs in this county to be used in
maintaining the roads in Cleveland.
Prisoners on the No. 6 gang here
when it is taken over a week from
today will remain at the No. 6 camp
which has been taken over by the
state. In all probability, although
highway officials have not an
nounced it, these convicts will be
used in all sections of the county
where road upkeep is necessary.
Heretofore the No. 6 chain gang was
maintained by No. 6 township and
the convicts worked only in No. 6.
Beginning next week it is presum
ed that they will work in all town
ships as needed.
Five central prison camps will be
operated In the state. The nearest
central camp to Shelby will be lo
cated in Charlotte, it is understood,
and all sick and disabled prisoners
in this section will be kept there.
Prisoners physically able for road
work will for the most part be used
on the maintenance of roads in the
counties in which they are convict
ed and sentenced. When heavy
work elsewhere comes up, however,
prisoners will be shifted about over
the state, it 1s understood, according
to the distribution of the work. The
handling of the prisoners will. It is
said, be under the direction of the
state prison authorities rather than
For Dry Reform
Another Roosevelt has taken to the
field in the interest of reform.
Mrs. Archibald Roosevelt (above),
daughter-in-law of the late Theo
dore Roosevelt, has been appointed
national secretary of the Women’s
Organisation for Prohibition Re
form. Mrs. Roosevelt is the for
mer Grace Stackpole Lockwood.
She will work for dry reform in
— New York._.
Gardner Spikes
Political Talk \
i ;
Governor Declares He Is Not Bark
ing Ehrtnghaus As His
— •!
Raleigh, June 24.—With political;
gossip steadily increasing in Ua- j
leigh, Governor O. Max Gardner!
this week emphatically denied that
he had been or was supporting the
candidacy of J. C. B. Ehringhausj
of Elizabeth City for governor.
‘"Hie people of North Carolina
are competent to select their own
governor without an executive or
der,” the governor said. "They
would not accept it. and I'm not
going to issue it. Every candidate
should have a fair fight without in
terference. I'm not backing any can
didate and will not.”
Prom every part of the state re
curring rumors have had it that
Ehringhaus was being favored by
the governor in his bid for the dem-!
|ocratic nomination against R. T. I
Fountain of Rocky Mount, lieuten-!
ant governor, and Dennis O. Brum-1
mitt of Raleigh, attorney general.
under the highway department.
Short Term Prisoners.
No prisoners who have sentences,'
under 60 days will be taken over or j
worked by the state. Just how
Cleveland county will handle con
victs having sentences shorter than
60 days has not been definitely de
termined as yet, Mr. Cline says.
Will County Receive Pay For Road
Machinery Taken Over On July 1?
Machinery Inventoried But Nothing
Definite Known About Pay
For It.
Will the .il road commissions in
Cleveland county receive pay for
their road machinery when the
state highway commission takes
over all county roads, convicts and
machinery next week?
That question is being debated ali i
over the state. The machinery in'
this county has already been inven- j
toried and will be taken over July!
1. There is a possibility that the
state will pay for it later, but this
is not definitely known.
In Raleigh today a delegation rep
resenting the Mecklenburg highway
commission and the Mecklenburg
county commissioners will confer
with state highway officials in re
gard to the county’s decision not to
turn over road machinery now own
ed by the county to the state. The
machinery is appraised by the
county at $140,000.
State Highway Commisstonef E.
B. Jeffress said that the highway
commission did not have the author
ity under the 1931 road act to com
pensate counties for their road ma
chinery, Nor are there any funds
for this purpose, he stated. ,
The statute provides that on July
1, on which date the state takes
over all county roads lor mainten
ance, "the boards of county com
missioners and the several county,
district and township highway or
road commissions in each county
shall turn over to the state highw'av
commission or its duly authorized
agents, all road machinery, equip
ment, teams, materials and supplies
of every kind on hand belonging to
said commissioners or commissions,
and acquired by them from road
funds; and all such property as may
be accepted by the state highway
commission shall be duly inventor
ied and appraised by said state
highway commission or its duly au
thorized agents.”
After specifying that any equip
ment not deemed by the state high
way commission suitable or effi
cient may be turned back to the
counties for sale by them, the pro
ceeds to be applied on road indebt
edness. County road authorities were
also prohibited from purchasing or
selling any machinery after the
passage of the act except with the
permission of the highway commis
Machinery bought by the coun
ties on credit may be surrendered to,
the holders of the notes by agree
ment, the law provides.
Political Talk
Shunted Aside
Power* To Support
Some Other?
Raleigh Reports Says Influential
Factors shift Away From
Favorite Here.
Political rumors emanating from
Raleigh have it that Influential fac
tors which were thought to favor J.
C. B Ehringhaus, of Elizabeth City,
for governor in 1931! are now desert
ing him and seeking another pros
pective governor behind whom to
concentrate their strength.
This news, whether or not de
pendable, meets with very little en
thusiasm in this section as the
Shelby area has been "sold on" the
Elizabeth City man for a year or
When the recent general assem
bly gathered In Raleigh it was
generally believed by political ob
servers that Ehringhaus had the in
side track over the two other out
standing candidates at that date.
Lieutenant Governor Dick Fountain
and Attorney General Dennis
Brummltt. But the legislative mar
at non muuoiea me waters me
MacLean school measure split po
litical factions of the Democratic
party All three leading candidates
for governor said no more about
the controversial issue than pos
sible. Mr. Eprringhaus. rated next to
Clyde Hoev as one of North Caro
i Unas most pleasing orators, consid
ered it a matter for the legislators
themselves to work out. Anyway, he
did not shout and hurrah for the
MacLean measure. Neither did he
make a bitter fight upon it. But be
cause he did not rally to their
standards some of the bitter-enders
.of the MacLean faction turned their
cotmntrBD on 0*0* Siajrr t
Pedisreed Poultry
To Be Sold Here
An auctlbn^-salo of pedigreed
cockerels will be held in Cleveland
county some time in August, it was
learned today.
The sale will conducted by the
county poultry association as a
movement to improve the poultry
stock of the county and Increase the
county’s income from poultry. The
date of the auction will be announc
ed later.
Light Docket In
Recorder’* Court
Today's Session Featured By
Worthless Cheek Cases. Minor
The summer lullis showing up In,
the county recorder's court this
week with unusually light dockets
yesterday and today.
The majority of the cases booked;
for a hearing today were of a minor
nature, most of them being worth
less check charges.
Leave On Motor Trip
To Washington State
Mr. and Mrs. Rush Thompson and
two daughters, Misses Elizabeth and
Margaret Thompson, Mrs. W. H ;
Thompson and Miss Prances Carver j
will leave by auto Thursday morn-j
lng for Bellingham, Wash., to spend
about two months visiting relatives
and friends.
The party will take the Southern
route, stopping by Hugo, Okla.i
where they will visit Dr. C. A.
Thompson, a brother of Rush
Thompson. The distance from Shel
by to their destination is 3,500 miles
and they expect to make the trip j
in between eight and nine driving!
days, covering about 400 miles a j
Local Stores Will Close July \
6 And Observe As A Holiday
Thirty-Four Stores Sign To Close
Their Pisces of Business On
Monday, July 6.
Local stores, thirty-four of them,
have signed a petition agreeing to
close their doors on Monday. July
6, to observe a holiday instead of
July 4, according to a petition which
has just been circulated. July 4th
comes on Saturday this year but
because Saturday is the big shop
ping day of the week, the stores will
continue open that day and observe
the holiday on Monday following.
The stores signing the petition to
close are:
Shelby Hardware Co., Carolina
Store, A and P. Co.. LaPayette St.,
Oscar O. Palmer, Kester-Groome j
Furniture Co.r Cinderella Slipper;
Shoppe, W. A. Pendleton, George i
Alexander, jeweler, T. P. Eskridge, i
Pender Store, No. 237, Mrs. D. A. I
Whisonant, W. E. Crowder. J. C j
Penney Co., Bee Hive. Jno. M. Best*
Furniture Co.., L. C. Davis.
Efird's Dept. Store, Charles Stores!
Co., Inc., Farmers and Planters!
Hardware Co.. Montgomery Ward1
and , Style Shop, Miller-Jones!
Co., A. and P Co., Warren street.!
A. V. Wray and 6 Sons, Stored!
Bros. Hose's 5 and 10, Cohen Bros.
Nash, lnc„ F. W. Woolwprth Co., T.
W. Hamrick Co,, Wright-Baker Co,
Cash Grocery Store, Piggly Wiggly
store. " I
Ruth Nichols Has A Crash On Ocean Hop
The clear photo above chow* the
monoplane of Ruth Nichols as she
was flying over New Vork Bay Mon
day morning In the first leg of her
attempted flight across the Atlantic.
In making a landing at St. John, N.
B., late Monday evening, however,
she wrerJted her plane and was forc
ed to give up the flight for the time
being She was painfully injured
herself hoped to continue the flight
and be the first woman to make a
solo flight over the ocean, but her
plane was too badly damaged. It is
being being returned to New York j
for repairs while Miss NlrhoU re
cuperates, preparatory to making 1
another attempt.
Heat Wave Holds
Grip On Section;
Rains Help Some
Mercury Rack To 96 Monday And
Tuesday. Climbing Again
The heat wave which swooped
down upon this section last
week was still holding forth to
day, with very litle promise of a
let-up in the next day or so.
Not since Sunday, however, lias
the temperature reached 100 but on
Monday and Tuesday the mercury
climbed to 96 in the afternoon. For
three days the. morning heat has
been unusual In this section and
Monday afternoon only a shower of
rain relieved the torrid atmosphere.
Rain threatened yesterday afternoon
but the clouds moved to the north
and In this immediate section there
was no rain, although there were'
good showers In the up-county terri
Climbing Today.
This morning the mercury in the
Ebeitoft thermometer was at 90 and
still climbing with indications that
by mid-afternoon, unless It rains,
the temperature may exceed that of
Monday and Tuesday.
Today's weather reports indicate
that it will be cooler In the east to
night but little change in tempera
ture in the piedmont and west.
Former Citizen Of
County Dies In Ark.
Geo. M. Hendrick, Native of Beam*
Mill Section Dies In
Atkins, Ark.
A letter received by P. Cleveland
Gardner from Mrs. Alice Bowden
of Atkins, Arkansas, states that her
father, George M. Hendrick died at
Atkins, Arkansas, on May 30th.
George M. Hendrick was a son of
Eusebius (Sib) Hendrick and wife,
Elzata Wellmon, and a brother of
Juan F. Hendrick of this county.
He was born and rearer near Beams
Mill and left this county November
8, 1869 and settled In Polk county.
Ark., when a young man, and was
married there to Miss Martha
Howell, a daughter of Larkin How
ell of Perry county, Arkansas.
Jim Hendrick, a brother of George
M. Hendrick, left this county In
November, 1870, and settled in Polk
county, Arkansas. He married Miss
Emma Howell, a sister to his broth
er's wife. Jim Hendrick died Octo
ber 26. 1921.
Webb Goes To Finals
For Carolinas TitU
Shelby Boy, 1929 Champion, Beats Rippy,
Fellow Townsman, To Meet Perry For
Title At Greensboro. Final Match This
Afternoon. Shelby Boys Lead In Honors.
(Special to The Star.)
Sedgefjeld Country Club, Gr^Vnsboro, June 24 (2 p. m—
Fred (Snook) Vebb, sensational 16-ycar-oId southpaw golfer
of Shelby, was this afternoon only 18 holes of play away from
his second Junior Carolinas championship, due to his victory
here this morning over Claude Brown Ripny, also of Shelby.
jnus tutor noon the brilliant boy,
golfer, who how holds. more title ]
than any Carolina golfer anywhere!
near his age Is battling Clifton Per
ry, Winston-Salem star, for the title
Great flat lies.
Webb was forced to shoot super
golf and call all of his uncanny
stroking ability into play this morn
ing to defeat Rippy, former caddy
pal on the Cleveland Springs course
at Shelby, At the end of the seventh
hole Rippy was two up and it ap
peared as if Hippy would take the
championship away from Webb as
Webb did from his older brother.
Pete, two years ago. But from the
seventh hole on the slender left
hander burned up the bourse. He
won the eighth and ninth holes and
at the turn he and Rippy were all
square. They halved the 10th hole,
then Webb snatched the 11th. 12th
and 13th to hold a three-hole lead
until the match ended three and
two to go.
In tlie other morning round of
the semi-finals Clifton Perry, of
Winston-Salem, eliminated Jack
Biggs, the Raleigh boy who dropped
Erwin Laxton, Charlotte champion
Their Scores.
Webb's score for the 18 this morn
ing was 73 while Rippy turned in a
76 Both were shooting ahead of the
other semi-finalists as Perry arid
Biggs took 78 each for 18 holes
Their match, however, carried to
the 19th before Perry won,.
Shelby sent three boy golfers to
Greensboro for the tourney, tn
which 191 youngsters entered, and
all three made a name for them
selves, Rlppy won his way to the
semi-finals before losing to Dixie's
best left-hander, Webb, and Jim
Retd, the third boy. won first honors
and the silver cup in the third
flight. On the opening day, Pete
Webb, brother of Snook, won the
pro-amateur event
Sedeefleld Country Club, Greens- j
boro, June 24 —Three youthful golf
ers. one of them already widely
known in Dixie golfing circles, kept
their home town of Shelby In the
limelight, here today In the first
round.T'SFrnatch play in the annual
Junior Carolines tourney.
As the first day of match play
ended two Shelby boys—Fred
<Snook* Webb and Claude Brown
Rippy—were booked for the first
flight semi-finals today and a third,
fCONTWUXl) on **oi Kiotrt •
Fight Looms For Morrison Next
Year; Hoey Not Out Of Picture
Political Picture In North Carolina
Has Changed In Recent
Years. •
Raleigh, June 24.—United States
Senator Cameron Morrison, tilling
out the unexpired term of the late
Lee Slater Overman, may find~'txui>
self in the midst of another politic
cal battle next June—reminiscent of
those heated 1920 Democratic pri
maries which put him in the gov
ernors mansion
Eleven years ago the silver-ton
ed Charlotte orator was fighting a
fierce battle with the youthful Oli
ver Max Gardner, of Shelby, and
Robert N. Page. A first primary eli
minated Page, and in the second
Morrison edged out Gardner to close
one of the tightest gubernatorial
primaries in the state's history.
Period of Progress.
A period of progress came with
his regime. Roads- were built,
schools were constructed, cities grew
up. Pour years of government under
Scotchman Angus Wilton McLean
followed. Then Gardner, after eight
years- of waiting, entered the gover
nor's mansion,
The state's political picture be
gan to change color. Simmons was
crushed for bolting Smith. Senator
Overman died. A new chapter in the
state's political history was begin
ning. The 1932 Democratic pri
j manes and the subsequent general
I election will definitely decide who
will play the star roles.
Senator Morrison received his
senatorial appointment from Gov
ernor Gardner. The governor's
brother-in-law, Clyde R, Hoey. was
mentioned as a likely appointee, and
Governor Gardner publicly declared
"If Clyde Hoey wants it, he can
have it.” But Mr. Hoey graciously
declined. Morrison called his ap
pointment at the hands of his for
mer foe, "generous.”
Now the time approaches for the
election of a successor to Senator
Overman. Undoubtedly, Senator
Morrison will be a candidate, but
his path is not expected to be rosy.
Before Mr. Overman’s death, Mor
rison had been mentioned as a
candidate in 1932. Colonel T. L.
Kirkpatrick, also of Charlotte, had
announced he would run. And
others were speculating.
Appointing Foes.
One of Morrison’s first acts in the
senate was to approve Frank R. Mc
Ninch, who led the anti-Smith
forces in the state in 1928, for a post
[on the federal power board. This
!stirred up political talk. Mr. Mc
Ninch, along with Slnitnons, had1
been considered "out of the patry."
Morrison described his act as recog
Rogers Takes
Ford Agency;
Buys Eskridge
License Bureau In
Beam Building
Durham Dealer Buy* Slock From
Eskridge F.*tate. To Operate At
Same Place.
R H Rogers of Durham has ac
cepted the ugency 'for the Ford mo
tor products and purchased the stock
of the Eskridge Garage from tha
Charles L. Eskridge estate, it waa
announced yesterday. Mr. Roger*
comes to Shelby from Durham
" here he disposed of the Ford
agency he held there for a number
of years, lie has been a Ford agent
in North Carolina towns for the past
nine years, and when this agency
"•as left open because of the recent
death of Chas, L. Eskridge, he read
ily accepted It at the hands of th*
Ford Motor Co., it being the desire
of Mr Rogers to live in ,a smaller
town than Durham.
Same location Retained
nogprs Motors Is the name of the
new agency and headquarters will be
maintained at the Eskridge Oarage
a lease having been secured on the
building Mr Rogers states that
most of the Eskridge personnel of
salesmen, repairmen and office men
will be retained. It has been known
for several days that a deal pending
for a change In the agency, the doors
having been closed for business while
Inventory was being taken. Inven
tory has been complete and the
agency passed this week Into the
hands of Rogers Motors, owned en
tirely by Mr. R. H. Rogers,
Mr Rogers has rented the Bal
lentine dwelling on East suttie
street and Is moving hts family here
this week. His wife and three child
ren are expected to arrive today.
License Bureau Moves.
The automobile license bureau has
been moved to a store room fn the
Beam building on N. Washington
street and will be kept by Charles
Eskridge, Jr, and Herman Eskridge.
Here the headquarters of the Chas.
L, Eskridge will be maintained for
the collection of accounts, sale of
automobile licenses and stock of
Model T Parts
Five Couples
Marry In June
Number Of June Brides Increasing
But Cupid Is Not
Cleveland county has five Juno
brides to show for 24 days of the
bridal month, but so far Dan Cupid
has had no extra spurt of business
during what is termed his best busi
ness month.
The fifth license of the month was
issued Saturday to R. Lloyd Watson
of Watauga county, and .Nellie Ever
hart, of Cleveland county.
All five couples married so far
this month were white.
In recent years since the new
marriage restrictions took effect in
North Carolina approximately 10
couples have secured marriage li
cense here each June, but with only
a week to go the number will likely
fall short of that mark this month.
Portion Whiteway
Lights Turned On
Regulator Borrowed For Shelby
Business Section Lighting.
Repairs Soon.
A portion of the lights in Shelby's
"whiteway” in the uptown business
section are burning again after the
regulator controlling the “white
way" was burned out Sunday night
by a bolt of lightning.
A small regulator was borrowed
from a local textile plant to control
the lighting system until the city
regulator could be repaired, but the
smaller regulator was not sufficient
to burn the entire "whiteway” and
only a portion of the lights are
It Is thought that the city regu
lator will be re-wired and ready
for use by Friday night.
Woman Loses An Eye
From Hoelngr Garden
While hoeing in the garden a few
days ago, the hoe struck a stick on
She ground, flew into the eye of Mrs.
John Morrison of Kings Mountain
md inflicted an injury which neces
sitated the removal of the eye ball.
Mrs. Morrison was rushed to the
Shelby hospital and there the eye
vas removed by Dr. Torn Gold on
Saturday, about twenty-four hours
tfter she received the injury.

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