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1 Late News
Fair Tuesday.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Generally fair tonight and
Tuesday. Not so warm Tuesday and
in Interior tonight.
t Die In Plane.
Cincinnati, Ohio. Aug. 1#.—Si*
persons, five men and one woman,
were killed Instantly here yesterday
when the Clncinnati-Atlanta air
plane of the Embrey Riddle division
of the American Airways crashed on
the bank of the Little Miami river
one minute after Its take-off from
1.unken airport at 8:40 o'clock. The
dead: William E. Keith (196 Rum
son avenue), and W. P. Brimberry^
(393 Peachtree street), both of At-1
lanta, Ga.; V. B. Baum. (1795 Foster|
avenue), Memphis, Tenn.; ML T.
Odell, Cincinnati, Pilot; Miss Wren
na D. Hughes, and William J. De
ward, co pilot, both of Fort Thomas,
Ky. A broken hub of the propeller
on the right hand motor of the Ford
tri-motored plane caused the trage
dy, airport officials said. The plane
was in charge' of Odell, who was
transferred to the Cincinnati divis
ion of the American Airways on
August 1, with Dewald.
Good Show In
Senate Fights;
Other Contests
Reynolds Best At Playing To Grand
stand. Brooks And Hoey Still
'Bv M R. Dunnagan, star News
..Raleigh, Aug. 10.—Now that four
candidates have announced for the
Democratic nomination for the
United States Senate, each an ex
cellent showman in his own peculiar
way, that contest is expected to be
pin to take on color, life and anima
tion that will place it, almost, if
not entirely, in a class to itself in
North Carolina political campaigns {
Watching Brooks.
The latest word has come from A. i
U. Brooks. Greensboro, who has left
the tvay open for entry later, if he
deems it advisable or expedient to
make a quintet of it, or if it gets
still further into & free-for-all. Mr.
Brooks is not expected to enter,
unless, by some chance, Thomas C.
iTam) Bowie, of West Jefferson, the
latest entrant, should retire from
the race, and that is not on the
horizon. Mr. Brooks and Mr. Bowie,
have conferred about it, probably
before, but certainly at lunch on the,
day Mr. Bowie’s announcement ap
peared, a week or more ago. Mr
Bowie admits that. It is consider
ed, that they have an understand
ing, had one before Mr. Brn^ie an
nounced, and that Mr. Brooks is
not to get in, unless Mr. Bowie gets
out, although the Brooks statement
leaves him free to do as he pleases
Bowie For Governor.
Mr. Bowie wanted to run for
Governor five or six years later, and
had told friends of his purpose, con
ditionally. That is why his plat-‘
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Bury Roberts Youth
At Elizabeth Today
Body Arrived Snnday From Mid*
land.-Ontario, Canada Where
Was Drowned.
The body of James Roberts, 20
year old son of Mr. and Mrs. S.
Lester Roberts arrived Sunday from
Midland, Ontario, Canada and was
taken immediately to the home of
his parents east of Shelby. He was
drowned while bathing in one of
the Great Lakes, according to a tele
gram received here last week. Young
Roberts was cook on a Lake freight
steamer during the summer and the
news of his death was learned here
with great sorrow. He is the first
to die in a family of 14 children.
The funeral services were held
this morning at 11 o'clock at Eliza
beth Baptist church with Rev. H.
E. Waldrop, the pastor assisted by
Rev. W. G. Camp in conducting the
services. A large crowd attended
the funeral rites. Yougn Roberts
was well known in Shelby, having
clerked for several years in one of
the A. and P. Tea stores. This was
his second summer on the Great
Lakes. Eight years ago he joined
Elizabeth Baptist church and was
baptised by the pastor, Rev. Mr.
Page And Walker
Wed Here Saturday
Mr. Foy Page and Miss Effie Wal
ker were quietely married at the
Cleveland M. P. Parsonage, on Sat
urday, August 8th.
Mrs. Page is the attractive dau
ghter of Mr. and Mrs. F. J. Walker,
of near Casar, and her many friends
will be glad to hear of her marriage
to Mr. Page.
7 Mr. Page is the son of Mr. and
Mrs. W. R. Page, of the Moriah
section, and for the past few years
has been farming with his father.
The young couple will make their
home in upper Cleveland.
Their many friends wish - them
success and happiness through life.
County Fair Program
Most Entertaining Yet
Diversified Farming
Free Attractions, Shows, Fireworks
Program Most Elaborate Ever
The Cleveland county lair in Its1
eighth annual exposition this year
promises to be the most interesting
and entertaining yet staged here.
A preliminary announcement,
made by Dr. J. S. Dorton, secretary
and manager, informs that the agri
cultural features of the fair will be
built around diversified farming. In
the last year Cleveland farmers have
farmed in a more business-like, sys
tematic method than ever before and
the fair exhibits will paramount the
value of food and feed crops, live
stock, poultry, etc.
Good Attractions.
It being a year of economy, fair
officials figure that for hundreds of
people the fair will be the big
amusement event of the year. In
other words, a record attendance is
anticipated as the fair program is
both entertaining and educational.
The Model Shows of America, the
largest tented aggregation in the
world, will play the Cleveland fair
for the first time. It is the peer of
all outdoor attractions and it is the
first time this mammoth show has
exhibited at a county fair
The fireworks feature for seven
years has been one of the major
drawing cards of the local fair. Real
izing this fair officials have arrang
ed what they claim to be the moet
spectacular program ever brought
here. Historic scenes in panoramic
form will be shown in the display.
These scenes will include the des
struction of Sodom and Gomorrah,
the only Biblical fireworks spectacle
ever produced. Other scenes will
show Dante's Inferno, the World in
Rotation^ the End of the Rainbow,
Visiting Ministers
Preach In Shelby
Andrews, Abernethy And Craig; Fill
Uptown Pulpits Sunday
Visiting ministers filled the pulpits
in Shelby’s three uptown churches
Rev. W. E. Abernethy preached at
Central Methodist church in the ab
sence of the pastor. Rev. L. B. Hay
es. Rev. Mr. Abernethy is a former
pastor of the church.
Dr. Clarence Andrews, medical
missionary to Africa filled the pul
pit at the First Baptist church.
The Presbyterian pulpit was filled
yesterday morning by Rev. Carl B.
Craig, of Suffolk, Va,
Has Eight Dollar
Currency Of 1778
In Cleveland county there is an
eight-dollar bill worth considerably
more than that.
Mr. O. C. Padgett has in his pos
session an eight dollar United Stat
es bill issued in 1778, not long after
the American independence. The
bill, which is 153 years of age and
was printed by Hall and Sellers,
has been handed down through the
generations in his family.
Hundreds Attend
100th Birthday Of
Mrs. E. Houser
County'* Only Centenarian Enjoys
Elizabeth Church Event In
Her Honor.
Six hundred people gathered
Sunday at Elizabeth Baptist
church, three miles east of
Shelby, to pay honor to Mrs.
Elizabeth Houser, Cleveland
county’s oldest woman and only
Although her hearing is unpaired
and her eyesight is dimmed, her
mental faculties are clear and she
recalled Incidents that happened
back in the early periods of her life.
It was not only a gathering to pay
tribute to Mrs, Houser, but a general
gathering of other older people of
the county. Up to 11 o’clock, 42 peo
ple seventy years and older had reg
istered. Rev. H. E. Waldrop, pastor
of the Elizabeth church, says many
others who had passed the allotted
three score years and ten, registered
their names during the day’s pro
100th Birthday.
Mrs. Houser who was celebrating
her 100th birthday sat in front of
the pulpit, walked In and out of the
Game Wardens Have
Fish Fry Saturday
Game Laws And Opening Of Hunt
ing Season Talked At Cleveland
Deputy Game Warden of Cleve
land county and County Warden H
C. Long enjoyed a fish fry Saturday
evening at Cleveland Springs
After the social session the ward
ens discussed the game laws and
regulations covering the approach
ing season. The first season, the
opossum season, open October 1 In
stead of October 15.
Licenses are now on sale at the
Cleveland Hardware, the Farmers
Hardware, in Shelby; with Chas.
Dilling, at Kings Mountain and will
later be on sale at other points.
The wardens in their meeting al
so urged that farmers of the county
remember to leave a little cane and
other grain for the quail to feed
Cleveland Among
Bond Sales Group
Raleigh, Aug. 10.—The local gov
ernment commission has advertised
for bids on revenue anticipation
notes for six or seven local govern
ment units, to be received by August
12 and August IS, among them be
ing the following:
Notes of the town of Wilkesboro,
$2,000, bids until August 12.
Notes of Alexander county, $18,
000, bids until August 12.
Notes of the town of Andrews,
$2,500 bids until August 17.
Notes of Cleveland County, $40,
000, bids until August 13.
Notes of Robeson county $20,000,
bids until August 13.
N. C. Government System Now
Attracts Interest Of Other States
Chicago, Second Largest City, In
quiries About New Legislation
Raleigh, Aug. 10.—Chicago, the
big city of the middle west and sec
ond largest in the nation, is calling
upon North Carolina for nelp in
solving the financial problems that
have been vexing her for months,
this call coming to Governor O. Max
Gardner from Fred W. Sargent,
member of the mayor’s special com
mittee of Chicago, asking for com
plete information regarding the lo
cal government act passed by the
1931 general assembly.
Mr. Sargent, one of the committee
of big business men named to help
get Chicago out of the red, is presi
dent of the Chicago and Northwest
ern Railway Co. He expressed the
hope that North Carolina’s local
government act may be helpful to
the Chicago committee in its work.
He stated that his attention was
called to the act by an article recent
ly appearing in "Business Week.’
quotations from which follow:
“North Carolina is making the
most drastic move of any, a move
that is being watched closely by
other states which may copy the
plan if it works. And it appears to
be working.
“Four years ago the state estab
lished an advisory commission with
considerable power in directing the
fiscal affairs of the 100 counties. In
1929 the commission’s power was ex
tended. And now the legislature has
set up a new ‘Local Finance Gov
ernment’ with absolute power over
all of the fiscal policies of every lo
cal government unit in the state.
"This complete mandatory state
control began in the spring, and is
working out even better than expect
ea. Large immediate and future sav
ings have been made possible by cen
tral marketing of new securities. In
addition, much unnecessary local fi
nancing has been delayed or stop
Mr. Sargent’s letter is only one of
many that are coming from many
sections of the country making in
quiry about and asking for copies
of the state’s new local government
Civil Session
Five Divorces '
Warlick Adjourned
Court Friday
Two More Divorces Granted. Girl
Gets Damage Verdict Against
The civil session of superior court
adjourned here Friday afternoon
after disposing of quite a number
| of civil litigations and granting a
total of' five divorces. Three of the
divorces, one of which Is held open :
until the next session of court, werf.
granted the first week of court with j
Judge Moore presiding and two
were granted last week while Judge
Warlick was here.
Hurt By Tombstone.
At Friday's session Clyde Span
gler and Harold Spangler, a minor
were awarded a Judgment of $106
against S. A. Willis, trading as the
Cleveland Granite and Marble i
Works. The Judgment covered the
cost of Injuries suffered by the
youth when' a tombstone on display j
tumbled over and crushed his leg i
and foot.
GeU $1,604)
Pearl Mode was awarded $1,500
damages against, the Eastslde Man- 1
ufacturing company in another
damage suit.
Reuben Keeter was granted a di
vorce from his wife, Essie Dalton
Keeter, on the grounds of five years '
Dewitt McSwaln was granted a
divorce from his wife, Rose Mc
Swain, the basis of the action being
adultery on the part of the wife.
No Extra Clerks
For Court House
| Commissioners Say Regular Office
Force Must Handle County
Clerical Work.
There will be no extra clerk*
employed at the Cleveland
county court house this year,
according to a ruling made by
the county commissioners at a
special meeting held Saturday
The committee passed a resolution
saying that there will be no extra
clerical workers employed in county
offices “during the ensuing year
The resolution adddd “We request
that the work be done by the regu
lar office force now employed."
This latter line Is taaken to mean
that none of the present force is to'
be cut off.
E. P. Coogles Buried |
In Atlanta Sunday
Gulf OU Salesman Died Friday In j
Asheville. Wm Well Known
Mr E. P. Coogles, salesman (or j
several years in Cleveland and Ruth j
erford counties for the Gulf oil firm
died Friday in Asheville, death re-1
suiting from an- aftermath of a ton- i
sil operation, it is said.
Funeral services were held yester
day at Atlanta, Georgia, his former
Mr. Coogles, who divided his head
quarters between Spartanburg, t
where his wife and child lived, and
the Royster .office of the Gulf firm
here, was a very popular young
salesman and well liked by all who
knew him.
McCarver Winner J
Over “Babe” Carr
Well Known Lightweight Loses De
cision To Rival Here Saturdav
Babe Carr, Shelby lightweight and j
aspirant for the lightweight title, is
still in the foot of his comeback !
In a 10-round bout here Saturday
night he lost a decision to Tommy
McCarver in what was termed Carr's
comeback effort in a series of fights
for the title. Carr did some heavy
slugging in several rounds and the
decision did not meet with full ap
proval. He did not, however, appear
to be in perfect condition and seem- j
ingly'will have to take his training |
and conditioning more seriously if!
he hopes to attract outside attention
as he once did
Zoar Outfit Win*
From Gaffney Club
The Zoar second team defeated
the Gaffney Manufacturing second
team at the Ella park Saturday.
The hitting of Humphries and
Hollifield for Zoar and Bolin for
Gaffney featured
Grasshoppers’ Devastation
The tremendous devastation wreaked by millions of grasshoppers
swarming over western and middle-western States is graphically pic
tured. Entire fields of eorn and grain are wiped out in the manner
illustrated on one Nebraska corn field. This picture was made after
the plague of insects had eaten the leaves from the com and show*
the stalks standing with the pests Clinging lo them.
Brick Prison Camp
May Be Built Here
Permanent Camp For State Road Forces
Likely. Need 25 Acres.
It is likely, The Star lea!
camp to house State Highway
near Shelby at an early date
mission and officials of the £
Patrolman Hurt
In Cycle Crash
Highway Motorcycle Patrol
man Joe Singleton, Shelby boy
was painfully Injured Satur
day morning when his motor
cycle flipped over with him in
some gravel while en route to
Marion from Shelby.
Singleton, a new member ol
the patrol, was going to Mar
lon to report before being as
signed to his post at Boone
when the accident occured.
He Is now at his home here
he was not resting so well
today but expects to be bach
on duty within a week. His
worst injuries were ruts on
the arm and shoulder.
Hit By Deputy’s
Car And Injured;
Lights “Blinded”
Earl Costner Has Leg Broken, skuil
Frartured. Was Helping
Push Auto.
• Earl Costner, of the Beam’s
Mill section, had his left leg: *
fractured, just above the ankle,
and his skull fractured Satur
day night when struck by an
automobile driven by Deputy
Sheriff Frank Walker. At the
Shelby hospital today It was said
that Costner’s injuries although
serious would not likely prove
Deputy Walker, it is said, was
blinded by the lights of an ap
proaching car when his automobile
hit Costner who was helping push
another car. *
According to reports given The
Star, yopng Costner wa* helping
some other boys, whose auto had
run out of gas, to push their car
Along. He was pushing at the rear
end and Df%mty Walker's car, it is
’aid, struck him when the deputy
pulled to the right as an auto ap
proached from the opposite direc
tion. The lights from tha approach
ing car and the fact that the car
being pushed had no lights prevent
ed the deputy from seeing Costner
sr the car, it is said.
Mr. and Mrs. Fred Baber and two
•hildren, Jean and Gwendolyn are
sack at home after spending last
■veek in Washington, D. C., New
rork City, and other points of in
ned today, that a brick prison
prisoners will be erected in or
by the State Highway Com*
late prison.
The former No e ton iu>jnp gaiif
camp, north of Shelby, is already be
ing used on state road work In sev
eral counties in this road district
which has headquarters at Marion.
Permanent Affair,
If the camp Is erected here it wit
be a permanent construction. The
No. 6 camp, it is said, is not com
modious enough for all the prison
ers it is necessary to house here
The capacity of the former No. (
camp Is 40 and the new camp will
be double that size. or will have s
capacity of 80 to 100 prisoners.
There is a possibility, should the
new camp be erected here, that the
site will be changed from the pres
ent location of the former No. 6
camp The state will require 25
acres of land for the site of the new
camp, it is said, and there are only
12 acres in the No. 6 camp plot now
being used by the state. There is a
possibility that additional acreage
will be secured at the present gang
camp site, In the Hopper park sec
tion, just north of Shelby, while
there Is a chance that the new camp
may be erected on some part of the
big county home farm,
Mr. Oscar Pitts, of Catawba coun
ty, one of the state prison camp of
ficials, was a visitor in Shelby Fri
day night and Saturday in connec
tion with the proposed new camp.
While here he conferred with the
county commissioners, with Repres
entative Henry B. Edwards, an as
sociate in the last legislature; and
with others
County Tax Rate Cut
Down 23c; Road Tax
Off; Rates Are Fixed
Valuation Off $1,700,000 In The County.
Road Tax Reduction Ranges From 10c To
45c. May Save The Taxpayers $150,000
There was a drop in the total valuation of seal and per
sonal property in Cleveland county of $1,700,000 this year
under last year, but in the face of this drop, the county com
missioners on Saturday set the tax rate for 1931, 23c lower
than last year for county purposes and made reductions
ranging from 10 to 45c in the various township road districts.
18 Cases Tried
In County Court
Grind At Night
Youths Freed On Chicken Stealing
Charge. Aged Woman Gets Term
For Disorderly House.
The county recorders court on
Friday night established a new
record for night sessions by dis
posing of 18 rases, the court hold
ing forth until 11:30. %
Two more cases were tried Sat
urday morning.
The ease which was expected to
attract major Interest at the Friday
night session failed to develop. It
was an assault case growing out of
the Superior court habes corpus
proceeding in the Camp matter of
the custody of a child. The case,
due to the absence of necessary
witnesses, was continued until next
Carl Bridges and Raymon Gray,
young white men of No. 6 township
were found not guilty by a jury on
a chicken stealing charge.
Other Friday night cases ran a
varied gauntlet of minor offenses.
Including worthless checks, public
drunkenness, driving drunk, and
violating the prohibition law.
In an unusual court hearing Po
liceman Paul Stainey was cleared
of an assault charge, The prose
cuting witness was a colored woman
Arvilla Flack. She and four others
testified in the matter and were
positive that Policeman Stamey was
the officer who pushed them awgy
when they began arguing with him
about the arrest of another colored
woman on a larceny charge. Posi
tive evidence was then introduced to
show that Policeman 8tamey was
op his vacation and out of the city
on the night of the alleged assault
and Judge Weathers ordered a ver
dict of not guilty.
At Saturday's session of court
Harriet Green, aged white woman,
was given a 12 months stay at the
county home on the charge of oper
ating a disorderly house.
Katie West was given a 30-day
jail sentence on the charge of an
assault with deadly weapon.
Couple Married
At Court House
Mr. Claude Anthony and Miss
Eunice Bracket, both of the Sharon
section, were married at the court
house here Saturday afternoon. The
marriage was performed by ’Squire
T. C. Eskridge.
Large Cotton Crop Indicated By
Department Report; To Hit Price
15 Million Bales, Million and One
Half Over Last Year Is
Washington, Aug 10.—Cotton pro
duction this year, indicated by the
condition of the crop, August 1, was
announced Saturday by the Departs
ment of Agriculture at 15,584.000
equivalent 500-pound bales. Last
year’s ginned production was 13,932.
000 bales.
The condition of the crop on Au
gust 1 was 74 9 per cent of a nor
mal. indicating a yield of 183.8
pounds pei- acre The condition a
year ago was 62.2 per cent of a
normal, with final yield of 147.7
pounds, and the ten-year average
condition on August 1 is 67.5 per
cent, with acre yield averaging 154.4
Acreage in cultivation this year
on July 1 was 41,491,000 acres That
area reduced by the ten-year aver
age abandonment between July 1
and time of picking, brings the
probable area to be picked this year
to 40,129,00 acres, on which figure
the department based its indicated
total production.
The July 1 condition and indicated
total production (in thousands of
bales), by State, follows:
State Condition Production
Virginia ...- 82 38
North Carolina_ 78 713
South Carolina .... 71 835
Georgia .".-... 64 1,109
Florida . 74 37
Missouri ......_... 86 231
Tennessee __.... 7n 472
Alabama ... 70 1.263
Mississippi .. 73 1,771
Louisiana ....._ 72 886
Texas .. 75 50i8
Oklahoma ...•. 78 1,200
Arkansas .. 84 1,61*
New Mexico.' 90 86 |
Arizona ..92 131
California _92 194
All other States_81 6
United States total 74.9 15,584
Lower California_ 82 34
In addition to the reduction* tr
the county-wide levies and the road
district levies, slight reductions wer»
made in a number of the school dis
Valuation Off
The rates were definitely fixed
Saturday at a called meeting of tha
county commissioners A. E. Cltne,
George Lattlmore and R. L. Weath
ers, Action could not be taken ear
lier for the reason that the tax
supervisor's office had not arrived
at the total valuation of real and
personal property as llated during
the summer. It was found that the
total property valuation will ap
proximately $36,800,000 this year m
compared with $38,500,000 in 1830.
This represents a drop in values of
$1,700,000 most of which Is In per
sonal property as thfre was no
quadrennial real estate re-valua
tlon this year
Tax Reduction 1150,0007
Last year the total tax burden, for
the county, road and school dis
tricts was about $485,000. In 1838 It
was slightly more than $500,000. It la
not known what the reduced levies
for 1831 will raise in the aggregate,
but it is thought that the reduc
tions win effect a saving in taxes in
Cleveland county of from $150,000
to $176,000. Or to put ft another
way, the tax on land has been re
duced and put on gasoline, corpora
tions, incomes, etc., which means a
shift from land to other sources of
tax revenue.
Tax payers will be able to calcy
late their taxes from the following
schedule. To the county-wide rate
of 50c las compared with 73c coun
ty-wide rate last year) should be
added the road tax in the county In
whiijh one lives and special school
district tax, if one happens to live
in such a school district enjoying a
Hold Man, Woman
In Cincinnati For
Officers In Shelby
Mark Washburn Wanted Here Pe*
Stealing Car And Breaking
In Store.
City officers will leave some kirns
this week for Cincinnati to bring
back Mark Washburn, oolored, and
his feminine companion, Oraoe
Payne, who are wanted here on
larceny charges.
Washburn, city police say, is the
man who several weeks ago stole
a new Chevrolet automobile from
the D. H. Cline garage here and also
broke into the Wright-Baker de
partment store, Trulove's cafe and
a colored barber shop. Quite a bit
of loot was taken from the depart
ment store and slot pool tables were
robbed in the other places. The
new automobile was recovered the
following day In Marlon, McDowell
county, cemetery where it had been
The woman, a telegram to Chief
McBride Poston from Cincinatti in
formed, had dresses and coats with
her which it is believed were taken
from the Wright-Baker store. She
joined Washburn, it is thought, after
he left Shelby.
Another wire today from Cincin
nattl Informed Chief Poston that
requisition papers would not be nec
essary as the man and woman had
waived extradition.
Cotton Off 120 Points.
Cotton on the New York ex
change was off 120 points from
Saturday's, close at 1:30 today
as a result of 'he govern
ment's estimate of a large
crop. There was a break of
ISO points on the Oct. open
ing, but it had rallied by noon
today and made a net loss of
only 120 points. Oct. closed
Saturday at 1:13 and Decem
ber at 8:31. At 1:30 today Oct.
was 6:93; Dec. 7:11

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