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Showers, Cooler
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Increasing cloudiness fol
lowed by showers Thursday and In
west tonight. Slightly cooler Thurs
Plan Farm Tour
A party of Cleveland county
•srmers will in Friday visit the
Coker farms at Hartsvtlle, S. C.,
provided as many as IS farmers de
sire to go. Those who can go are
asked to notify Farm Agent R. W’.
Shoffner, at the court house, before
Friday. ■ The party would leave
around S o’clock in the morning.
Boiling Springs
College Is Open;
Good Enrollment
first Chapel Exercises Held This
Morning. 140 Students
The first formal chapel pro
gram of the 1931-32 session of
Bolling Springs junior college
was held at the auditorium of
the school this morning and
attended by a large crowd.
Indications for a good enrollment
are better than they Vere some
time ago. Sixty-three boys and 77
girsl are enrolled in the high school
and college departments. First reg
istration was held yesterday after
At this morning s exercises musi
cal numbers were rendered by Mr.
Horace Easom and Mr. Carl Jordan.
Rev. W. R. Jenkins, Boiling Springs
pastor, and Dean Huggins delivered
addresses of welcome. Dr. A. B.
Wood, First Baptist pastor of Max
ton, talked on “The Keys to Success"
and a short talk was made by Post
master J. H. Quinn, of Shelby, head
of the board of trustees. The presi
dent’s address was made by Dr.
Zeno Wall of Shelby.
Kings Mtn. Opens
Schools Today
$*pi. Claud*- Grigg: Again Heads
Rchopls. High School Teachers
< Special to The Star.)
Kings Mountain, Sept. 1.—Th?
Kings Mountain city schools will
open their 1931-32 session Wednes
day morning September 2 at U
o'clock. Superintendent Claude
Grigg is again at the head of all
three of the schools. Professor B.
W. Barnes is principal of the high
vhool, Mrs. Irma Thomson, princi
pal of East Kings Mountain and
Mrs. Claude Rhyne, principal of
West End school J, W. DeArmond,
who has been athletic coach ot
Statesville for the past four years
is the new head coach of athletics
here this year. He will be assisted
by W. J. Fulkerson of Boone.
Other high school teachers are
Miss Sadie Lawing, Miss Ruth Raby,
Mrs. Loila Head and Mrs. Ted Weir.
The teachers for all the other gram
mar grades are as follows: Misses
Sara Allison, Willie McGill, Daisy
Lovelace, Pearl Fulton, Marie Llne
berger, Fannie Carpenter, Gussie
Huffstetler, Marjorie Hord, Carlyje
*• Ware, Julia Catherine Mauney,
Margaret Neisler, Katherine Peele,
Pauline Adair, Kathleen Williams.
BeadSe Simonton, Prunell Houser,
Jette Plonk, Lucy Kiser, Willie Mc
Carter, and Mrs. Ruth McGill, Mrs.
Charles Dllling, Mrs. T. A. Pollock,
Mrs. J. A. Dunagan and Mrs. Rob
»rt Coon.
Not James.
It was not James Hoskins but Al
fonso Hoskins who was arrested and
tried here recently on a chicken
stealing charge. James, a member
of a respected colored family, re
ports that an error was made in re
porting the incident.
Catches Dogs
Rents Houses
These two want ads appear
ed in The Star within the last
few days. They were author
ized to run three issues each
but one issue got results.
well trimmed, white with
brown spots. Answers to name
“Laddy.” Notify J. E. Kim
brell, Dover Mill, House 89.
Mr. Kimbrcll ordered the ad
out Tuesday. The Star found
his dog Monday night. >
house, second house from hos
I pital on highway No. 18. R. B.
Costner, telephone 438-J. 3t26p
Mr. Costner said one time is
enough to get results. “I could
have rented several houses if
T had them ” said he
Star want ads will get re
sults for you. Thousands of
people read ’em.
[First.Bale Of
\ Cotton Reaches
\ Shelby Market
I _
I One Day Ahead Of
Last Year
Rube Spangler Had One Of First
Bales Last Tear. Sells For
7 Cents.
Cleveland county’s first bale
of cotton this year was finned .
and sold Monday, Aufust 31,
one day ahead of the four bales
reported on Sept. 1. last year.
The bale was picked and taken to
the gin by Rube Spangler of the
Double Shoals section. Mr. Spangler
was one of the men to take the four
bales to the gin on Sept. 1 last year.
Is Sold.
The bale, weighing. 464. pounds,
was sold to the Eastside Manufac
turing company for seven cents per
In Cherokee
The first bale in the neighboring
j county of Cherokee, S. C., was
. brought in on the same day by J.
j B. Pettit. Jr., farmer of the Midway
i community. The bale weighing 505
j pounds was sold to the court house
j officials at 10 cents a pound, or
j $50.50.
A few weeks ago Probate Judge
Lake W. Stroup announced the
court house officials had made »
pool to buy the first bale produced
by a white Cherokee county farm
er at 10 cents per pound.
Mr. Pettit delivered the bale at
| the court house and received his
j money. The cotton was placed on
(exhibition In the hall. __
J The first bale this year came five
I days later than last season when
| A. C. Camp, colored farmer, also
ef the Midway section, ginned the
I first bale August 26.
New High School
Pupils Called In
Those Who Did Not Come L'p From
Elementary Grades Asked To
Report. Notice to First Graders.
All pupils who plan to enter the
Shelby high school who were not
enrolled In one of the elementary
or the high school of Shelby ISst
year, all irregular pupils, and all
those pupils who failed two or more
subjects last year are requested to
come to the high school building
Friday afternoon between 1:30 and
4:30 o’clock or Saturday between
9:00 and 4:30 o’clock. Pupils who
come either Friday or Saturday will
have their daily schedule arranged
and will be able to begin work
promptly Monday morning with the
regular pupils who are already en
rolled and classified.
First Grade Pupils.
On account of the crowded con
dition of the rooms, it is requested
that children be not enrolled in
school who will not be six years old
before January 1, 1932.
All children who are to enter
school should do so on the first day.
This applies to all grades and should
be compiled with even though it
is necessary to stay out for any
reason following the opening.
It will be a great handicap to the
child and to the class for a first
grader to enter late. You are there
fore respectfully requested to enter
the child during the first month of
school or to withhold it from en
rollment till the following year.
Beautv at the Beach
"Barney’ attracted considerable attention at Atlantic Beach, Lont
Island, bat one lota as much as his fair owner, Gladys Glad, of "Fol
lies" fame. Miss Glad is known as America’s most beautiful show-ffirl
and, we think, you’ll a*ree with that verdict.
Hoey Withdrawal Believed To
Have Placed Morrison In Lead
Observers Believe Incumbent Will
Top Others In Senate
Charlotte, Sept. 2— With the
Democratic senatorial campaign
hardly under way and witl\ Senator
Cameron Morrison admittedly far
in the lead for renomination in next
June’s primary, present indications
are that Robert R. Reynolds, Ashe
ville’s candidate for the nomination
and exponent of reformation of the
national prohibition laws, has a
commanding lead for the second
position, according to many Char
lotte Democrats.
The question appears at this time
to be whether Senator Morrison
will be able to secure a majority in
the first primary or whether the
combined vote of his three oppon
ents and others that may announce
later will be large enough to force
him into a second running.
Hoey Clears Waters
Announcement Sunday by Clyde
R. Hoey, of Shelby, one of the state's
strongest Democratic and potential
vote-getter of sizable dimension,
that he will not enter the race to a
considerable extent cleared the po
litical waters. Friends of Senator
Morrison had contended all along
that Mr. Hoey would not be a can
date and that denouncement of the
matter was generally expected; but
his announcement, nevertheless, did
Surveying Of Road
To Marion To Start ,
Soon It Is Believed
The survey work on the proposed
highway link between Shelby and
Marlon has not started as yet, ac
cording to Highway Engineer W. A.
It is believed, however, although
no definite announcement has been
made that engineers will being the
survey within the next week or so.
Highway officials are of the opin
ion that the link will be built and
that construction work will begin
immediately after the survey is com
pleted. The new route, loining the
county seats of McDowell and Cleve
land, would open up a fertile terri
tory that deserves better road con
Unemployment Problem Will Be Up
To Local Agencies In Winter Months
Home Groups Must Take Care Of
Idle Without Any National
Washington, Sept. 2.—Walter S.
Gifford’s first task as chief of Presi
dent Hoover’s unemployment relief
organization has been to explain to
municipal officials that the big idea
of the Hoover plan is for them to
raise the money for relief of dis
tress in their localities.
To remove a basic misunderstand
ing, Gifford issued the following
explanatory statement:
“The president's organization on
unemployment relief made clear
again today that it is not institut
ing a campaign for a national fund,
but plans nation-wide support o*
local appeals for local funds
11. S. To Co-operate
The first step in this program
was taken when national represen
tatives of public and private we!
fare organizations met with Mr,
Gifford last week and recommend
ed the period, October 19, to Nov
ember 25, inclusive, as desirable for
ail campaigns. In so far as all local
campaigns are scheduled within this
period, the president’s organization
hopes to render the maximum as
sistance and co-operation by mobil
izing all national agencies for stim
ulation of interest in local efforts.
"Mr. Gifford announced that he
will shortly name the committee
which will be responsible for this
division of the work.”
Since Gifford assumed his duties
only a week ago, his office at the
department of commerce has been
bombarded with telegrams and let
ters from officials in towns and
states throughout the country, ask
ing, ‘ How much do we get.” His
job has been to tell them delicate
ly that they will get whatever they
Places Hoey
In Race For
1936 Governor
Clyde Hoey does not desire to
be United States Senator, but
what would he think about be
ing Governor? Anyway, he has
been nominated for that office
in 1936.
The Salisbury Post, of which J. F.
Hurley is editor, has long been a
Hoey supporter, and noting that he
will not make the senate race ha*'
this to say:
Clyde Hoey has announced that
he will not be a candidate for the
United States senate. The word from
Mr. Hoey was expected for many of
his friends knew that he would not
make the race, however much there
was demand for him from people
from all sections of the state. No
man in the state we believe is bet
ter qualified for the senate than
Clyde Hoey. He would not only
make a wonderful showing in a con
test, moot likely he would win, but
what a senator he would make. It Is
not always that the man best quali
fied for public place can be had
Public life does not suit many peo
ple, they desire for something not
found in office holding. Mr. Hoey
loves North Carolina, the atmos
phere of the state and home folks
He would be an ornament in the
senate, a wise and useful man In
that body, but we doubt if he would
ever feel entirely at home in the
national capital. He would make a
wonderful governor. At Raleigh he
would be surrounded by people
whom he loves and would serve
gladly. It would be fine to place him
in the governor’s chair, there to
round out his distinguished career
as a brilliant Tar Heel. We nominate
Hoey for governor in 1936.
Hoey Praised As
He Declines Race
For Senate Seat
Thousands Desired To Vote For
Shelby Man Newspaper Com
ment Says.
The decision of Clyde R. Hoey
not to enter the race for the United
States senate attracted considerable
newspaper comment over North
Carolina and resulted in much
praise being given the Shelby man
for his party service and pledge of
future service.
Says The Statesville Daily:
"Many there be who will read with
regret the announcement of Hon
Clyde Hoey that he will not be a
candidate for the senate. It was not
unexpected, and considering the
labor and the cost to one’s pocket
book as well as peace of mind, with
the chance of losing in a contest
with three-four seekers for the same
place, we have no blame for Mr.
Hoey. In his case it may well be
said, without suggestion of sour
grapes, that "the post of honor ts
the private station." Put at. that
many thousands of his fellow citi
zens will regret that they will not
have the opportunity to vote for
New Events For
Fair Arranged;
School Program
Interest In Track
Meet Shown
Official! Plan Several Additional At*
traciions. Reduced Admission
Interest In the bis Cleveland
County Pair is on the Increase with
the opening dav less than a month
Much talk Is heard about the re*
duction of admission price by half
and from all Indications the slath
will bring out record crowds this
fall equal to those in the past de*
spite the depression. With the ad
mission for all at 25 cents no visitor
to the fair has to spend any more
for anything unless he or she so de
sires and for the admission price
alone the fair visitor will have
plenty to interest him or her for an
entire dav.
New Attraction*.
Not only are the regular attrac
tions of tha past fairs scheduled
again this year, but the show which
will play the fair Is the largest to
appear in the state. Extra effort
has been made to get even better
free attractions and stunts for the
grandstand performances and for
the fireworks program as officials
have realised that these two events
interest more people than any other.
"For four times a quarter anywhere
it is impossible to get as many
thrills as the free acts alone will
furnish this year,” Secretary Dor
ton says. “And in addition to that
is the best and most spectacular
fireworks program we have ever
had. If anyone fails to get a quar
ter's worth, the admission price, out
of our fair this year, then it Is Im
possible to get your money's worth
ai»where. Instead of cutting down,
because we have reduced the ad
mission price, we are adding to the
program. And what’s more we be
lieve the agricultural exhibits, the
livestock shows, etc., will surpass
any we have had heretofore."
Track Meet.
All over the county interest is be
ing shown in the high school track
meet, a new feature of the fair pro
gram for opening day, which is
“school day" with all children being
admitted free. Eight regular track
events are on the meet program for
the morning. Prises will be offered
In each event and the main prise, a
cup, will go to the school which gets
the most points by placing more
winners in the Various events. The
school that wins the cup this year,
according to Supt. J, H. Orlgg, will
get to keep it, but after this year a
larger cup will be awarded and no
school may permanently until It Is
won three times. All schools are
urged to get their athletes In train
ing for the races, Jumping, etc.
Horseshoe Contest.
A couple of side attractions are
being considered for the entertain
ment of the ci4>wds. If it can be
worked out It is hoped to have 'lie
horseshoe pitching champion from
each of the 11 townships compete
with each other for the county
championship. A golf pyttlng con
test and an anglers’ casting contest
are also being planned.
Joseph Turner Of
Casar Found Dead
Joseph Turner who celebrated his
eightieth birthday six days ago at
his home above Casar, was found
dead this morning in a field near
his home. He had gotten up before
daylight and gone to a field with
some old blankets to cover soma
fodder. Failing to return in due
time, members of the household
went in search and found him ly
ing dead in the field with his head
on the old quilts.
Mr. Turner was one of the most
esteemed men in his community. He
was Industrious and alert in mind
and body and honored and respect
ed by all who knew him. He was an
honest, upright citlsen and his death
was a shock to his community as he
had been in his usual health.
Mr. Turner is survived by his wife
who before marl age was Nancy Jane
Hoyle. Surviving children are Gray
son Turner of Lawndale, Mrs. Sara
Newton and Arthur Turner of Casar
and Ms. Llnta Orders of Morganton
Funeral services will be held Thurs
day afternoon at 2 o’clock at Clover
Hill Methodist church by Rev. J. M.
The date for the Baptising at Big
Springs Baptist church has been
changed from Sunday morning next
to Saturday morning. Sept. 5th at
10 o’clock, according to an an
nouncement made this morning
by Rev. D. F. Putnam.
Homebrew Buyer
Hails Seller In
Recorders Court
ThU U me Tor the record
books because It wia something
new for the Cleveland county
court records pertaining to pro
On Sunday, according to the
charge, Matt Peters, colored, dug
down In his pocket and handed 75
cent* to Claud Johnson, also color
ed. For the 7# cents, Matt claims.
Claude was to deliver him a gallon
of homebrew, the well known mod
ern beverage concocted of hop malt,
yeast, rice, potatoes, water, etc.
Claud failed to deliver and Matt
hied himself to a Justice of the
peace and swore out a warrant
charging Claud with cheating and
When the case came up Monday
Recorder Maurice Weathers became
somewhat riled at such a trifling
charge and booted the case out of
All types of prohibition cases have
come before the local court but It Is
the first time that a buyer has had
a seller arrested because delivery
was not made
Mrs. A. Wilhelm Dies
Suddenly At Home
Get Bp Sick Daring The Night And
Died At Her Home On S.
Morgan Street.
Mrs. Amanda Wilhelm, age 60
years, died suddenly Tuesday night
at her home on S. Morgan street.
She was feeling as well as usual
when she retired but got up during
the night when she felt sick and
went to the bath room with severe
pains In her abdomen. Her daugh
ter administered to her but in a
short while she expired.
Mrs. Wilhelm had been living
here for about twenty years, hom
ing from Fort Mill, S. C. She was
a faithful member of the First Bap
tist church and a regular attend
ant at the services. She was a re
fined and cultured woman, very In
dustrious and systematic In her
work and habits. Those who knew
her declared her to be one of the
finest characters they ever knew.
She is survived by three daugh
ters, Mrs. T. O. Grtgg. Mrs. A. M
Chandler and Miss Minnie Wil
helm, all of this place, together
with nine grand children and six
great grand children. One sister,
Mrs. Mary Jane Alexander, of Fort
Mill, 8. C., also survives.
Funeral services took place at 3
o'clock this afternoon at her home
In charge of Dr. Zeno Wall and In
terment was In Sunset cemetery.
Mrs. George Peeler
Of Belwood Passes
Victim of Cancer In Shelby Hospi
tal. Fnneral Thursday At St.
Peters Church.
Mrs. George Peeler died Tuesday
at 10 o’clock in the Shelby hospital
where she had undergone an opera
tion for cancer and was taking
treatment. She had an operation
last Sunday and her condition has
been very critical. Mrs. Peeler was
73 years, six months and 13 days of
age. She was a devoted member of
the Knob Creek church In upper
Cleveland and lived In the Richards
community above Belwood.
Surviving her husband and the
following children: Willie, Jesse and
Mary Peeler, all of Belwood, Mrs.
Hoyle Willis of R-4, Lawndale, Mrs.
Susan Costner of R-l, Belwood, Mrs.
Emma Hoyle, of R-3, Vale.
Puneral services will be held
Thursday morning at 10 o’clock at
St. Peters church by Rev. J. M.
Morgan, assisted by Rev. E. E. Snow.
County Farmers Not
Decided A bout Cotton
83rd Milestone
Mr. Joseph M. Glover i above), of
Ellenboro R-3, one of Rutherford
county’* best known and moat sub
stantial cttisen*. celebrated hi* 83rd
birth anniversary at hi* home Sun
day, a large crowd of friend* and
relative* attending from ; ver Ruth
erford, Cleveland. Polk and Gaston
counties and from S, C. Mr. Glover,
a Democrat and a Presbyterian, was
county commissioner of Rutherford
for two years and deputy sheriff for
16. He has two children, Mrs. Cleo
Ledford and Mrs. Delia Davis, and
11 grandchildren and four great
Finances Of City
Schools Published
Instructional Cost for 1930-31 Was
*87,985 According To
In today's issue of The Star is
published the annual audit of the
school books of the city of Shelby
as made by Geo. Scott and Co,, of
Charlotte. In this audit it Is revealed
that the total assets of the city
school system amount to $399,362.
The value of the school land is car
ried at *59.500 while the buildings
represent an Investment of *209,
530. Bonds payable for buildings
amount to *277,000 and bonds for
funding purposes amount to *38,
The report shows that instruc
tional services, which means the
teaching and administrative staff,'
cost for the last session $87,085.
There was received from the coun
ty for superintendents and teachers
salaries the sum of *57,454; from
per capita *12.454, while the city
ad valorum tax brought in for
school purposes the sum of *30.607.
During the year the current ex
penses for operation amounted tc
*102,895, while *2,522 was applied
to capital outlay and *29,123 to debt
Warn* Against
Ginning Green
Those who buy cotton issue a
warning to farmers not to have their
cotton ginned too green. It should
be allowed to open well before pick
ing and should not be picked while
the dew Is on it. Damp and imma
ture cotton results In gin cutting
and napping which damages the
cotton fully $5 a bale. Users of cot
ton call the attention of farmers to
this danger In ginning green or
damp cotton In the hope that they
will heed the warning.
It is unnecessary to advise farm owners to preserve
their fruits, take care of their grain, and plant out tur
nip, rye, and oats patches for the winter. They will do
this as a matter of course. Unfortunately many of the
renters who should (be given this advice cannot be
reached through the’ press. Farm owners will do rent
ers a great personal service and the community a great
public service by counseling with them with reference to
the conservation of fruit and grain crops and planting
for winter gardens and early spring pastures. Let
qvery farm owner in Cleveland county who has a tenant
take up this question with him whether he is to be re
tained upon his plantation or not. It will be a service
that will pay in great satisfaction.
R L- SMITH, Chairman Thrift Committee.
— SAVE —
Can the fruit, dry fruit, pick the peas, pick the
beans, sow turnip patches, sow rye early for early pas
ture, sow oats early for early feed.
South Carolina Plan
Not Popular
Cleveland Acreage Hill Be Conatd
erably Redured. However, la
Belief Now.
None of the many cotton relief
plans advanced so far has struck
Cleveland county farmers as "th«
way out.”
As it is now North Carolina’s larg
est cotton producing county Is be
wildered somewhat by the cottor
crisis and the prospects for cottor
selling from five to nine cents. The
various remedies suggested, how
ever, do not strike local farmers a?
remedies and no great number hat
agreed upon any definite course.
The farm board’s suggestion that
every-third row' this year's crop be
plowed tyider met with ridicule ir
Cleveland. The sensible farmei
couldn't see the point of plowing
under something he worked all sum
mer for and has already made, par
ticularly when he believed the de
struction of his own cotton might
boost the price of cotton being he In
by others .
No Legislation.
Cleveland county farmers, in and
out of Slielb.v and of course with the
cotton topic foremost in then
minds, likewise can see very little
to be gained by special legislative
sessions such as are proposed in
South Carolina and other cotton
states. They drop back to the view
point of Governor Gardner and
wonder how the cotton farmer in
the South can hope to profit if he
does not plant any cotton in 193i
and permits the states which do no)
adopt that policy and foreign coun
tries to supply the year’s demand ai
a higher price.
Other than two meetings called tc
discuss the use of cotton bagging
the farmers of Cleveland count;
have made no united effort to dls
cuss the situation. Individually, how
ever, they seem to believe that t.
Is up for each one to work out hit
awn salvation. Thajna is little, ii
anything, to be done about thi;
year’s crop, a number of leadinf
Cleveland fanners believe, but nex
year they are of the opinion that r
will be up to them to take care o
themselves. This, In all probability
will be done by reducing the acre
age. This year the total acreage ir
the county was reduced quite a br
and additional acreage given over t<
food and feed crops. As a result th<
farmers of the county will not bi
hit as bad by the low price this yeai
as they would have been last yea
or in other recent years when the’
pretty near "shot the works" on cot
ton and have little thought and timi
to food and feed Crops. It Is gener
ally estimated now' that the count;
produced more grain, corn and sim
ilar crops this year than in 10 years
To Eat Anyhow.
With a good season practical!;
every farmer in the county has thu
year produced enough of the live
at-home products to feed himsel;
and his stock, and that goes for th«
tenant farmers, too, provided the;
utilise all the fruits and vegetable.’
passible. A year or two ago five
cent cotton would have knocked th«
county for a loop, for a big per
centage of farmers banked upor
buying quite a bit of their food anc
feed with their surplus cotton mon
ey. With it. not being necessary tc
purchase very much food and feed
this year the cotton price will no!
hurt near as much as the pessi
mists think. And the lesson of this
year, close observers thliik, will be
a good one for next year in that it
is shown what great value a Uve
at-home program can be when •
cash crop flickers. Forecasts made
upon this basis have It that the
average Cleveland county farmer in
1932 will do his own legislating and
work out his own relief plans by
first of all being sure that he pro
duces enough other things to come
out before he plants his cotton and
will th?n plant his cotton accord
Free Will Baptists
Given Tabernacle
The Free Will Baptist church
now owns ant? occupies the Taber
nacle on South Washington streett
formerly occupied by the Church of
God congregation. Rev. J. A. Walker
owner of the building, has present
ed it to the Free Will Baptist, hav
ing signed the deed last week.
The services last night were con
ducted by D. A. Tedder, who preach
ed on “Heaven.” There were three
professions of religion.
Heme Coming, Reunion
A general home coming for the
church and a reunion of the Goode
family in this section was held Sun
day at Beulah church with a large
crowd attending

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