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SHELBy, N. C. FRIDAY, JUNE 26, 1931_Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.“*"■
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Late News
Fair Saturday.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
*. .^Report: Generally fair tonight and
Baggett Announces.
Ltllington, June 25.—John Robert
Baggett of LilUngton today an
nounced his candidacy for nomina
tion In the Democratic primary next
June for Attorney General of North
Carolina. This action followed his
endorsement by Harnett Democrats
in mass meeting here Monday night.
Senator Peyton MrSwain, of Shel
by, Is considered as a likely candi
date for the same office.
Former Shelby
Teacher Given
Master Degree
Gets Duke Honor With Shelby
Boys Who Graduated. Love
< . lace’s Work In Rutherford
Forest City, June 26 —A. C. Love
lace, superintendent of the Hen
rietta-Caroleen high school, re
ceived his master of education de
gree at Duke university, June 10.
Only ten other persons received
this degree at the recent commence
ment. Mr. Lovelace had the honor
of graduating with the first data
on the new Duke campus. An un
usual coincident was that, three
hoys, who graduated at Shelby high
school while Mr. Lovelace was their
principal, graduated with the bache
lor’s degree in the same class.
Mr. Lovelace has done all his
course work during the past two>
summers and written his thesis dur- j
mg the past school year. A newj
ruling requires everybody to spend
live terms for this work now. By
hard work Mr. Lovelace was able
to average between 90 and 95 per
cent on all his studies and as a re
sult was elected to the educational
honorary fraternity for outstanding
students In education at Duke uni
versity. Mr. Lovelace made an
average of over 95 per cent for the
four years at Wake Forest college
where he received his A. B degree
with the following honor, ‘ Magna
rCum Laude.”
Mr. Lovelace Is starting his elev
enth year in school work at Hen
rietta and his fifth year at Caro
leen. When he came to Henrietta in
1919 there was no school building
and upstairs of the company store
being used for school purposes.
Neither was there any high school
work. Since coming to Henrietta he
haa developed a high school that
has become a member of the South
ern association. The elementary
schools at Henrietta were the first
in the county to become standard
schools. Mr. Lovelace was instru
mental In having the building at
Henrietta erected
Later Prof. J. B Jones came to
Caroleen and he and Mr. Lovelace
laid the plans for the present school
system. Prof. Jones had charge of
the school during the actual con
Ktruction period. Mr. Lovelace went
as head of the Sylva schools in
Jackson county being called from
there to the prlncipalship of the
Shelby high school. He was then
called back to the Henrietta-Caro
leen schools where as superintend-!
ent he is beginning his fifth year.
It is doubtful if there is another
Rutherford county boy who has
done so much for the children of
the county as has been done by Mr
Mr. McKinney Dies
From Auto Injuries
Brother-In-Law Of Mrs. C. R. Rob
erta Of Shelby Dies From
i' Accident.
James H McKinney, age 46, a na
tive of Spartanburg and for more
than ten years a resident of Green
ville, S. C., died in Hasden, Ala.,
Saturday night as a result of injur-,
tes received in an automobile acci
dent. Mr. McKinney was forepian
of the erecting department of the
Draper Company of Hopevale, Mass
Funeral services were held at 6
o’clock Monday afternoon at a mor
tuary in Greenville, conducted by
Rev. B. D. Turnipseed and Rev. A.
R. McAulay. His wife before mar
riage was Miss Ethel Hammond of
Greenville and is a sister of Mrs.
O. C. Roberts, of Shelby, who with
her husband attended the funeral.
Mr. and Mrs. McKinney had visit
ed the Roberts family in Shelby on
several occasions.
Brother, Sister
In Double Wedding
A brother and sister were two of
the principals in a double wedding
'■eremony staged Wednesday after
noon at the home of their father,
Mr. Joe Anthony, In the Sharon
The couples married In the dou
ble ceremony, performed by Rev. W.
G. Camp, of Cherryvlile, were Solo
mon Anthony and Mollia Guffy,
and Lawrence Bridges Rnd Perllno
Anthony Mr.- Anthony is the
daughter oi N F. Guffy. and Mi
Bridges the son of w e Bridges.
Two White Men Shot
By Negro; To Recover
Younger Man Worst Injured By
Load From Shotgun. Struck
Him In Back.
Hatcher Glover, young Shelby
White man. and his father,
Martin Glover, were painfully
shot about two o'clock yesterday
afternoon by a negro. Morris
Williamson, the shooting taking
place on the Thede Luti Plan
tation several miles north of 1
Shelby on the river.
At first it was thought that young j
Glover was seriously, if not fatally, j
shot. At the Shelby hospital today,'
however, it was stated that the load
of shot did not go so very deep in
his back and it is likely that lie may
be able to leave the hospital in a I
Tishta Williamson, wife oi
the negro who shot the two
Glovers, was arrested this
morning and placed under a
S500 bond on the charge of
aiding and abetting in the
shooting. According to the
Glovers the woman urged her
husband to go ahead and
few days. His father, shot in the
back and shoulder, was able to leave
after being given first-aid treatment
yesterday afternoon.
Negro Escapes.
The negro, a son of Ike William
son, ran after the shooting and has
apparently escaped. Deputies comb
ed tjie section all afternoon and last
night but In some manner.’ it is be
lieved, the negro escaped their drag
Row Over Crops.
The shooting" resulted over some
feeling about the crop which the
negro, who is in his early twenties,
put out on the Lutz place and which
was being worked by the Glovers.
According to information given The
Star, the negro had net been work
ing his crop very well, leaving it to
cut wheat for other people. The
Glovers were then employed, it is
said, to keep the crop from going to
ruin. The negro resented their work
on the crop. The two white men
were in a field yesterday afternoon
when the negro came up with his
He first shot at the elder Glover,
the load striking him in the back
and on the left shoulder and arm.
Hatcher Glover then started to run,
he says, for the house. The negro
began chasing him and cut across a
field to head him off. realizing that I
the negro was gaining on him and
was preparing to shoot, young Glov
er says he started to fall flat on the
ground. Just as he started down the
negro shot, the .full load striking
Glover, perforating his body from
his hips to the top of the head.
Quite a number of the shot cut holes
In the rear of his head and neck,
but the major portion of the load
was scattered along his back.
Officers traced the fleeing negro,
they say, to his father's home. From
that point they think a relative car
ried him in an automobile to his
father-in-law's home several miles
east on Buffalo. A search was start
ed there but it is thought that an
othe rear picked the negro up and
carried him elsewhere
John Ross Has
First ’31 Bloom
In This County
The Cleveland county cot
ton crop an a whole may be a
week or 10 days late but the
first bloom of the year was
reported about as early as ba>
been customary In the past.
The first bloom reported to
The Star this year was found
yesterday, June 25, on the
Forrest Eskridge farm which
Is farmed by John Ross.
Convict Shakeup
Here Wednesday;
Parole Convicts
Half Doien Convicts Here To Be
Paroled, It Is Thought.
Changes Made.
, The shakeup in the county
road system and the No. S town
ship chain gang operation,
brought about by the taking
over of all county roads by the
state, will take place here Wed
___ nesday.
The feature development of the
change is the probable parole of all
short term convicts who will not be
taken over by the state.
Not Definite.
Dispatches from Raleigh state
that in all likelihood convicts serv
ing 30-day sentences will be pa
roled as the state highway commis
sion and state prison authorities say
they will not work convicts with
terms less than 60 days. Tyre Tay
lor, executive counsellor to Gover
nor Gardner, has recommended that
the short - termers be paroled
because they would have to re
turn to county jails and be an ex
pense to the county as they will not
be worked on the roads.
Clyde Poston, superintendent of
the present No. 6 gang, states that
his interpretation of the likely pa
role order is that it will include all
convicts whose terms are scheduled
to expire in July regardless of how
long their original sentences may
have been.
According to his interpretation
approximately six convicts of the 41
on the local gang will be freed
Wednesday if Governor Gardner is
sues the parole order.
Poston Stays.
Mr. Poston will remain in charge
of the gang camp, temporarily at
least, after it is taken over by the
state forces next week. The convicts
here, however, will be worked it-is
understood by a foreman who will
work with one of the district road
engineers out of Marion. As Mr.
Poston understands the temporary
orders lsued to him, he will have
charge of the gang camp along with
several of the guards now employed.
A definite working system and op
eration of the gang camp has not as
yet been outlined.
Young Clover Girl, Who Left With
Parson, Is Home, Romance Over
Sobbing Girl Sent Home From Los
Angeles To Protection Of Dad’s
(Zoe K. Brockman in Gastonia
A sobbing, disheveled girl, frantic
with grief and loneliness and exT
hausted from a harrowing exper
ience and a long, wearing train trip,
stepped from a northbound train at
8 o’clock this morning and fell in a
heap .at the feet of the faded old
couple who waited to greet her.
And this graveled stretch in front
of the Southern station was the end
of a primrose path that a short
time ago seemed most alluring to a
girl bored with small-town life and
eager for thrills.
It was Miss 'Eugenia McLean. 21
year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs.
Henry McLean, of Clover, S C, Tfio
two months ago left her home town
in company with the Rev. M. I.
Ford, then pastor of Clover Metho
dist church. Evidently romance had
worn thin, for the girl, stranded in
Los Angeles, Cal.. communicated
with her parents for the first time
last Friday and expressed a desire
to come home Funds from the Sal
'•gtjnn Army made the return trip
possible, and that her parents are
glad to have her safe at home goes
without saying. “She is our baby
one,’’ commented the mother, tears
welling again into eyes dim from
tears and anxiety.
As for the girl herself, she said
nothing. Wrapped in her fathers
arms, her curly brown head burled
on his shoulder, shr was beginning
to sense again the feeling of secur
ity. Tears dripped slowly from be
neath her closed eyelids, her hands
clutched her father’s bent shoulders
tightly, and she would hot relin
quish this hold on what meant home
and protection to her to partake of
refreshments offered her in the
Miss McLean was a telephone op
erator and a member of Mr. Ford s
church. If the two were carrying on
an affair the mother said she was
unaware of it. For, was not Mr. Ford
a minister, a married man and the
father of four children?
"I just think Eugenia was over
persuaded," was her simple and in
finitely touching explanation of
her daughter's tragic* experience.
Where Mr. Ford is now. how long
since he deserted his pretty brown
Gain In Postal
Receipts Shown
At Local Office
Gain Every Month
This Year
Belter Business Than 1930 Shown.
June Running Ahead So
If postal receipts show the
business trend with an; cer
tainty, business is considerably
better In Shelby this year than
it was last.
“Postal receipts for every month
this year so far have shown a. gain
over the same months last year,
Postmaster J. H. Quinn stated to
In the first quarter this year lie
gain over the first quarter of 1930
was 23 percent.
Another Gain.
The second quarter, which ends
with June, will not show an increase
equal to that of the first quarter,
but there has been a gain each
month, it was stated today,
Tire gain In April over April of
last year was 11 percent and the
may receipts were just barely ahead
of those of May, 1930, but if busi
ness this month holds up the June
gam w'ill be greater than that of
The present, month ends the fis
cal year of the postal department
but the postal receipts, upon which
post office classification is based,
are figured by the calendar year. It
is necessary for a post office to do
♦♦0,000 worth of postal business per
year to hold a first class rating and
there seems to be no doubt but what
the local office will hold its classi
fication this year. Last year it ran
a close shave, however, barely hav
ing enough postal receipts to main
tain the first classification given
the office two years previous.
114 Bushels Wheat
Made On 3 Acres
Here is another example or TVTO
Cleveland county fanners are ex
hibiting their Wheat-producing abil
ity this year
Nelson G. Self, Shelby route 7,
has just harvested 114 1-2 bushels
of wheat from a three-acre tract.
The total cost of production was
only $ 19,35 The wheat is of the
beardless Fullcaster variety.
Odus Herndon In
An Auto Accident
Odus Herndon of Grover, is at the
Shelby hospital suffering from in
juries received in an automobile col
lision in the Black Mountain section
yesterday. He was first treated by a
physician there and then brought to
the local hospital. His injuries, sur
geons say, consist of a broken collar
bone and lacerations and bruises
abwut the head.
Combined Classes To
Hear Hoey Sunday
Clyde R. Hoey will teach the
combine classes of the Hoey Bible
class of Central Methodist church,
the John Mull men’s class and the
Clint Newton young men’s class at
the First Baptist church Sunday
morning. Mr. Hoey will no doubt be
heard by several hundred men on
the international lesson Sunday
Dr. Joe Osborne is spending sev
eral days here with his parents, Dr.
and Mrs. J. R.,Osborne, before go
ing to Atlanta where he will join
the staff at the Grady hospital. Dr.
Osborne has for some time been
dentist at the state prison in Ra
leigh. He is also a graduate in medi
Bridges To Patten's.
Mr. Howard Bridges, barber, who
has been with the Hotel Charles
shop, moved this week, to the Pat
ton shop beneath the Union Trust
Scout Fish Fry,
Boy Scout troop No. 7 will stage
a fish fry Saturday afternoon and
evening on the Ella mill lawn. The
serving starts at 4 30 In the after
noon and continues on in the even
Cotton Fashion Show.
Tlie cotton bull anil cotton fash
ion show sponsored by the colored
woman’s club of Shelby is to be held
tonight in the Carolina hotel The
fashion show will be put on at 9-30
and white people arc invited to wit
ness it.
Is The Democratic Nominee In This Group?
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I.°ok oTrr the trio **M>re. The odd* now are that of the Ihrre men will hr the Democratic nominee (or
president in 1932. If the nomination does not go to Franklin D Roosevelt. Governor of New 1 ork Gover
™ Wh‘iT 0hi:\°:^n%tZ Jr KoWn,wn- “ wi" «» N«*U.« D Baker, secretary of war under
Wilson. That s what the political o bservers say.
Young Vale Man
Shoots Himself
Wednesday Morn
Joe Hnll a Suicide. Worried About
Hrlpins Catch Murder
Lincolnton, June 26.—Joe P Hull.
27. was found dead Wednesday
morning at. nine oclock in the
woods near his home in the Vale
section of Lincoln county with a
load of shot from a twelve guage
shot gun in his heart. He was the
i son of Squire and Mrs. J. C. Hull:
i Tlie deceased had been despond
ent for several months and just a
few weeks before his death his
wife found him in the barn just as
he was ready to hang himself.
About six weeks ago he was taken
to the state hospital in Morganton
and had been at. home only three
weeks when the fatal shooting oc
Hull was instrumental in turning
Garland Smith. Catawba county
fugitive from justice, over to Lin
coln county officers about a year
ago. Smith was wanted for the mur
der of an officer in Virginia and
Hull ied Smith to the trysting place
where Lincoln officers captured
Smith. Tuesday night Hull read an
| account of Smith’s trial in the pa
j per and it frightened him. Members
of his family told a representative
of The News that he got up and
went out of doors and walked
around and told his father that if
Garland Smith was freed that he
I would' come back and kill him
Early Wednesday morning Mr.
Hull went out to shock wheat for
his father About nine o'clock he
complained of feeling bad and said
that he was going to the house to
rest. He went by his brother’s house.
Cecil Hull, borrowed his shot gun
and a shell saying that he wanted
to kill a black snake which he had
seen near the house. The wife of
Cecil Hull, who was at the house,
did not want him to take the gun
and suggested that he kill the snake
with a hoe. Joe Hull took the gun,
went to the safe and got one shell,
and started for the woods. Ten
minutes later a shot was heard and
when members of the family reach
ed the scene, about a quarter of a
mile, he was dead. He sat down in a
! hole where mica had been taken
out, pulled off his right shoe and
sock, placed the muzzle of the sin
gle barrel gun against his heart and
pulled the trigger with his toe.
When Coroner Sol Warlick and
Sheriff Reinhardt arrived on the
scene he was just like he had fallen,
face downward.
He is survived by hjs father and
mother, a wife and two children,
Billy Joe and Evoid; two brothers,
Cecil and Marvin, a half brother
Walter Hull and one sister, Mrs.
Clayton Richard. His wife was Miss
Lula Rudisill, before marriage, the
daughter of Mr, and Mrs Pink
Shade Tree Brings In
$11.50 For Cherries
J. F. Dixon, of R-4, Kings Moun
tain, believes in having shade trees
that serve a double purpose. A
large cherry tree in his front yard
which serves as a shade tree, pro-j
duced $11,30 worth of cherries for
market this spring and left a sur
plus of fifteen gallons for home use j
It is a tre/nendously large tree and!
the fruit this year was unusually;
plentiful and perfect
Hoey Not To Dedde About Senate
Race Until Near End Of Year
Senator Cameron Morrison. ' :j
Frank Grist, Tam Bowie, rt il j
will not know until along about ;
Christmas iimr whether or not
a certain Shelby statesman may
give them battle (or the Demo
cratic nomination to the United
States senate.
Clyde K. Hoev. of Shelby,
muchly discussed prospective
candidate, has as yet made no
public statement as to what he
may do, but it was learnrd here
this week that he had informed
friends in other sections of the
state that he would make no de
cision until late in the year.
Many tilings can take place
to muddle a political situation
within a year’s time and Mr.
Hoey, it is understood, proposes
to wait until nearer primary
time before making any an
His numerous supporter* con
tinue to hope that hr will deride
to makr the rare as they con
sider his chances eery bright.
Senator McSwain and Repres
entative Edwards have stated
since returning from the recent
general assembly session that
informal polls made of the sol
nns there revealed that Hoey
was the leading favorite of. the
prospective candidates for the
llerebanut* it Is considered
certain that Tam.Route, of West
Jefferson, will make formal an
nouncement as a candidate be
fore very long
Gardner Urges State Departments
To Cut Expenditures 20 Percent
In Order To Hold Down Deficit
Drastic Cat In State Expenses Nec
essary To Hold Down
Raleigh. June 26.—Salary slashes
which become effective July i, and
about which Frank L, Dunlap, di
rector of personnel, talked to de
partmental hearts yesterday, will
make a total of *1,00,000, Henry
Burke said
The 10 per cent was nothing new,
though the law under which it ls
authorized, did not enforce that
economy in that exact way. It was
possible under the legislative act to
affect this 10 per cent savings by
other devices, such as reduction of
personnel or cut in maintenance
elsewhere. it is fairly certain,
though, that even such economies as
might be elsewhere inaugurated,
would not change the plan to cut.
salaries This is to be done, no mat
ter what happen,*.
Raleigh. June 25 -The request
that state institutions and depart
ments cut their expenditures 20 per
cent below the appropriations made
them by the last , legislature—the
proposed cuts being in addition to
the 10 per cent salary reductions
provided by the legislature--was in
cluded in budget memorandum 190,
signed by Governor Gardner, which
reached state officials Thursday.
The memorandum contained only
the request that the drastic reduc
tions be made in institutional and
departmental budgets, but jt car
ried great weight as it came from a
source that has the full power to
Bob Davis Killed In Mine Cave-In
At Ellenboro; Father Died Saturday
Brother Of Cleveland Man Met
Death Wednesday, In Old Mica
Bob Davis, of Ellenboro, whose
father, Z. P. Davis, died Saturday
in the Polkville section of Cleveland
county, was instantly killed Wed
nesday when an old mica mine near
Ellenboro caved in upon him. His
son, Hoyle, 19, narrowly escaped
death .
Davis' father, Zachariah Davis,
was buried only three days before
at Dysartsville in McDowell county,
after dying Saturday at Polkville
where he had lived for five years.
A brother of the mine victim, Will
S Davis, lives on Latttmore route
one, this county,
Davis and ills son were working
in the old mine when it caved in,
about a truck load of dirt and rocks
falling on Mr. Davis. The boy, hear
ing the cracking of rocks and dirt
as it began to fall, jumped back Just
in time to miss being trapped un
der the debris
The mine belonged to C O Dycus
of the Hopewell section, and had
not been worked for some time. Mr.
Davis and his son only started to
work in the mine Wednesday morn
ing. They were prospecting, having
Bone into the mine to see if there
was enough mica left in it to pay
them to work it. It is thought that
the cave-in was caused by them
Upping along the sides of the mine
as they broke off parts of the mica
There were several tunnel leads
from the entrance, which was a big
hole dug into the ground. They had
entered these, however, but were
standing at the foot of the hole ex
amining the sides. The cave-in was
from tlie top of the hole. About a
truckload of dirt had to be removed
before Mr.- Davis' body could be re
The son, jumping back when he
heard the dirt, and gravel coming,
heard his father scream. Climbing
out of the mine he ran to the home
of E. B. Dycus nearby and summon
ed help. Mr. Dycus, who was a
brother of the owner of the mine,
with the aid of several others, dug
the body from under the debris. Mr.
Davis was about 45 years Of age. He
was married and had several chil
dren He is also survived by three
brothers. T B Davis, of Marion: j
WUJ S. Davis, of 1 .art.] mo re route
one and Ed Davis of Gastonia.
Bystander Shot
While Officers
Unload Whiskey
Walter Canipe Hit
In Leg.
Accident Happened In Front OC
Court Houw At 1:35 Today.
Nine Gallons Seised.
Waller Canipe, ^oung white
man of CHffeide, war shot In
the right leg at 1:36 this after
noon when a sawed-off shotgon
in the automobile of Deputy
^‘s^rriff Boh Kendrirk was aeri
dentally discharged while offt
rrrs were preparing to unload
nine gallons of captured whis
key from the Kendrick automo
bile which was parked on (he
walk at the east entrance of
the county court house.
The gun, loaded with buckshot,
was lying on the floorboard Just in
front of the front seat of the tour>
mg car. Deputy John Hord crawled
into the front seat to help unload
the whiskey from the rear seat.
Canipe, his cousin and a number
of other people were standing on
each side of the car looking at the
captured whiskey. Just as Deputy
Hord got in the car the gun was in
some manner discharged. It was
fight thought that the deputy's foot
may hare struck It, but how the gun
could have been cocked is not
known. One supposition is that some
of the onlookers may have picked it
up and laid it, down just before it
was Jarred and discharged. The
load of shot ploughed through the
lower portion of the door, leaving a
hole a little larger than a silver
dollar, and struck Canipe in the
right leg, just below the thigh
To Hospital.
Deputy Ben Cooper and Police
Officer B. O Hamrick picked up the
wounded man. carried him to an
automobile and rushed him to the
Shelby hospital.
- The shooting, attracted consider -
able attention as a large crowd of
people had alrendy gathered about
the city hall and court house to
j view the whiskey.
Cantpe's wound was described by
Drs. Harbison and Schenck as be
ing of “a serious type.” An X-ray
photo made at 2 oclock revealed a
compound fraettnw of the right leg
several inches above the knee where
the load of shot hit. None of the
shot passed entirely through the
leg The flesh wound was described
as not being as serious as the slant
ing break in the bone
Canipe has been working, he said,
at Cliffside but was in Shelby vis
iting his uncle Henry Sisk, and his
cousins. His home is near Char
lotte. i.
In Onek Bank.
Deputy Kendrick made hi* whis
key raid and capture single-hand
ed shortly after noon,today. The
whiskey was found' hidden" in a
cache in a creek bank some distance
to the right of Double Springs
church, six miles or *o west of
Shelby The whiskey, nine gallons in
all, was put up In 18 half-gallon
fruit jars. Seventeen of the Jam were
filled with white whiskey, typical
"white lightning.” and the 18th with
charred keg corn.
The whiskey was brought to Shel
by in the rear end of the officer’s
car and had drawn a crowd of cur
ious people to the scene where the
accidental shooting took place as
the whiskey was being taken into
the court house to hold as evidence
pending an arrest.
Officers returned this afternoon
to the section hoping to apprehend
someone in connection with the
capture, Deputy Kendrick making
no arrests earlier in the afternoon.
Finance Company
Pays A Dividend
The M. and J. Finance Company,
of Shelby, with branch offices in
Tryon and Columbus, in Polk coun
ty, has declared a dividend of two
per cent on preferred and two and
one-half per cent on common stock,
making a total of eight and 10 per
cent respectively paid on the year
ending June 30, it was announced
Tuesday. This makes a total of *5,
000 individends paid this year.
Fred W. Blanton of Columbus is
president and treasurer. Officers
from Shelby are Carl 8. Thompson,
j vice president, J. Lawrence Lackey
! and Ben Gold are directors
j Install Masonic
Officers This Ev«
The new officers of Cleveland
lodge 202 A. F. and A. M. will be
Installed at the regular meeting oi
the lodge to be held tonight at 8
o'clock in the temple. All Masons
are urged to attend

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