8 PAGES TODAY j VOL. XXXVII, No. 107 SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY, SEPT. 7, 1931 Published Monday. Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. "» Mall. Mr ini, (In umw _ n.k I.’»rn«r. an TMf It* utaanni_M.W Late News Fair And Cooler. Today’* North Carolina Weatbrr Report: Generally fair tonight and Tuesday. Some cooler tonight. Some Jump. Cleveland Airport, O., Sept. 7.— Bert White, intrepid South Caro lina parachute jumper, plunged from an airplane flying over five miles above the earth to set a new jump record of 27,000 feet at the Cleveland air races yesterday. White stepped out of the plane in a tem perature of 30 degrees below *ero— so cold that the control* of the ship, piloted by Curtis Quick, of San Francisco, fro*e a minute or two before White left his cockpit. The previous record for a para chute jump, set by White*in I,os Angeles, May 25, 1930, was 24,800. Homebrew Tops WhiskeyNowAs Favorite Drink Manufacture Of Malt Beverage Now Give Officers Most Work Law enforcement officers in Shel by and Cleveland county are con fronted, they say, with a new prob lem in prohibition law violation. Corn whiskey once the favorite drink and the chief concern of of ficers in this section is gradually iosing out to homebrew. "A big percentage of all the pro Jiibition violation arrests made this year have been over homebrew in stead of whiskey,” Sheriff- Irvin Al len said this week. The statement was endorsed by B, O. Hamrick, of the city police force. Hard Times Drink The officers did not qualify as experts, but it was their opinion that the depression brought about (he change. A few years back, theyj .'aid, it was seldom ever that home-! brew was found in a raid or on the! person arrested for over imbibing. But now it is different. Corn whis key is selling from $2 to *5 per gpj lon, delivered, but that price seems too high and many drinkers are turning to the beverage, resembling beer, made from hop mait, yeast and water. Just a year or two ago the “evidence” packed behind the! enclosure at the sheriffs office for •rial was usually pints, quarts, and half gallons of whiskey. Today the containers are beer bottles and fruitj jars filled with a watery brown beer. Have A Tester. When homebrew cases first be gan to appear in county court, at irequent intervals officers and the court faced the problem of ascer taining the alcoholic contents. Some *amples have been sent to Charlotte to be tested, but more recently the court and officers have secured an apparatus of their own and now they can readily determine wheth er or not captured goods is merely a mild beverage or has more kick than the law allows. me aveiage nome Drew tests a little more than six percent Sheriff Allen says. That is a better alcoho lic content, or more, than the beer ol old days contained, and it i6 more than five percent more than the Turlington act says a bever age should have. -Just what percentage of the pro hibition cases tried in the county court this year have centered about homebrew the officers could net say, but day by day, they say, it can be told that the brew Is grad ually supplanting whiskey. The price, they point out, is largely re ponsible. Brew can be made at from 20 to 60 cents per gallon. "It would be surprising to know, too,” one officer said in discussing the matter, "how many of the at home drinkers, those who never give any trouble, have turned to homebrew for their regular nips in stead of whiskey.” Bottles, caps and malt are selling better, the officers believe, than sugar and the other ingredients used to make the "sugar-head com” that supplanted the pure corn mash after prohibition came in. Colored people, however, are still the biggest makers and consumers of the' homemade brew, say the of ficers but the whites rapidly chang ing over judging by court evidence. Special Rate To Students For The Star A special rate of S1.50 for nine months Is made to stu dents and teachers who will be away attending school this year. Let The Star be your every other day news letter from home. A subscription at this price is cheaper than the postage would be to have your parents reraaii their copy after they have read It. At this rate, the subscription is payable in advance and no shorter term than nine months is accepted at this rate. Remember, nine months suh vriptloo. about 118 issues of The Star postpaid to your school address for only |1.50. One Negro Dead, 2 Are Wounded In Gun, Knife Battle In “Little \ Harlem” Here On Saturday Night I WjUlie Love, Looking On, Is Shot Willie Strickland Shot In Abdomen, Gunman Has His Neck Cut. "Little Harlem," Shelby s negro business section in the alley block just off N. LaFayette and W. Marlon streets, was the scene of a fierce battle late Saturday night in which one young negro was killed, another was seriously. If not fatally, shot, and a third had his neck slashed. The dead negTO, an innocent by stander, is Willie Love, well known young shine boy of the McWhirter's Palace barbershop. He was shot through the chest. The seriously shot negro, now in the Shelby hospital, Is Willie Strick land, who was once charged with slaying another negro in the Lawn dale section. He was shot through the abdomen. The other wounded man is Pierce j Parker, veteran employe of W. H.! Blanton, who has the right rear side of his neck badly slashed. Parker did the shooting and Strickland the carving. Over A Woman? The fatal argument is said to have started over a woman. Parker, it is reported, is understood to have re sented something Strickland said to his wife. A blow or blows were pass ed in the alley near the colored cafe and then the gun and knife came into play. Just which was used first j is not definitely known. One report; given officers had it that Parker] pulled his gun and shot Strickland, after the latter had slashed Parker’s j throat. Another report gave it that] Strickland did the cutting after he [ had been shot in the abdomen by j Parker. Died Soon. One shot had already been fired, it is said, when Love, the young shine boy, stuck his head out of a door to see what was going on. It was then that he was drilled through the chest with a bullet said to have been fired by Parker, Lore had not participated in the fight and was merely an innocent onlooker who chanced to look out at the wrong time. He was rushed to the Shelby hospital but died within a few min utes after getting there. Strickland and Parker are also in the hospital. Parker, with a long deep gash in his neck, was said to be improved today, being weak, how ever from the loss of considerable blood. Strickland, shot through the abdomen and his Intestines punc tured at eight places, was said to be in a very serious condition. The killing took place around 11 or 11:30 o'clock, and some hours be fore that there was another fight between two colored women .one of whom was slashed on the arm and shoulder and taken to the hospital. She was able to leave after being given treatment. Mrs. J. H. Tulloh and son left Saturday for Louisville. Ky„ to join Mr. Tulloh. They will make their home there 600 Rejoice On Hoey Remaining A Home Layman Bible Classes Unite In Service, Psj Ing Tribute To Clyde Hoey, Bible Teacher. Six hundred men from the Aible classes of the Central Methodist, First Baptist and Shelby Presby terian church united In a service yesterday morning at Central Methodist church to rejoice that Clyde R. Hoey had decided not to run for thb U. S. senate but remain a home town citizen who will de vote his talents and influence as a Christian lay leader. Surprise To Hoey. Mr. Hoey was taken unaware. He knew nothing of the program pre pared and after his class assem bled and the opening exercises were over, in march hundreds of men from the Baptist and Presbyterian churches to pay him tribute. For ten years he has taught the men's Bible class at Central Methodist and In this period, he has taught fully 500 Sunday school lessons, often coming for miles away to be here on Sunday. mad c. Ford, president of the class, presided, and after a selec tion by the male quartet, short talks were made by Wm. Lineber ger, Capt. J. F. Roberts, Horace Origg and Rev. L. B. Hayes. It was a unique service in that a man was paid tribute for choosing not to ran for political office. Had Mr. Hoey gone to Washington as senator from Western North Carolina, as his home-town friends feel that he would have won, it meant his ab sence from the city most of the year. Shelby people unanimously feel that he was too valuable as a civic and religious leader to give up and it wan for ttiis reason, the sur prise service was held in recogni tion of his valuable leadership. While the tributes were being paid, Mr. Hoey sat with his head drooped and his eyes cast down showing the modest man that he is. "He teaches not because of any monetary reward for there is none, he teaches not to enhance his so cial position for he has all of that, he teaches not to display his elo quence and his powers, for his rep utation is already state-wide,” said Capt. J. Frank Roberts who con cluded with a tribute to Mr. Hoey's humble, Godly life and his joy in Christian service. Only Half Dozen August Weddings Prosperity is still around the cor ner for Dan Cupid in Cleveland county. \ Only six couples, one colored, se cured marriage licenses at the Cleveland county court house during August. Seven couples secured li cense in July. Catawba “Country Doctor” Thinks ! Prohibition Is A Dismal Failure Dr. Foard Has Been Practicing Medicine There For 54 Years. Hickory, Sept. 7.—Dr. F. T. Foard, Catawba county’s oldest "country doctor,” and one of the few re maining in this entire section, be lieves that prohibition is a dismal failure and that the people would be far better off if good liquor was obtainable under governmental con trol. He also believes that this genera tion has carried surgery to the ex treme, and that most operations for appendicitis might be avoided. Dr. Foard celebrated his seventy-sixth birthday in Hickory yesterday at the home of his daughter, Mrs Hiram Balch. Started 54 Years Ago. Dr. Foard resides in Jugtown, Bandy’s township, where he has been actively engaged in the prac tice of medicine for 54 years. He declares that it is his observation that too little attention is given to materia medlca by modern doctors. In all his years of practice, Dr. Foard says, he has had scores of cases that others would have diag nosed as appendicitis. Although he has never resorted to an operation to save any of them, he says he has never lost but one of these patients. 'What they generally term ap pendicitis is really colonltis,” Dr. Foard declared. Taking up the question of whis key Dr. Foard said that “In the years since national prohibition I have seen more kidney, stomach, and mental diseases resulting from bootleg liquor than I ever did from good liquor in all the 40 .rears of my practice before. Not Fit For Hogs. “The sort of slop from which the bootlegger makes his booze would not have been fit for the hogs in the old days. It’s really a crime against humanity that men should be ped dling the poison which is today sold in the illicit liquor traffic.” Dr. Foard was born in Rowan county, near where the town of Cleveland now is. When he was a lad his father moved to Olin, near Statesville, so the children could attend school. When he was 16 the family moved to Newton, and Dr. Foard was enabled to attend Cat awba college. Later he taught school and walked all over this section selling the “Life of Stone wall Jackson." Later stll, he attend ed the South Carolina Medical school at Charleston, and finally graduated a few years later from the Louisville Medical college. He has also taken post graduate courses at New York city. Dr. Foard began the practice of medicine in Cataw ba county on March 24, 1877. Enrollment Gain Is City Schools Open Here Today Eighty-Six More Enroll Than On Opening Day Of Ult Ytxr. A total of 2,602 student* took op their duties in nine Shelby school* u the local system opened its 1931-32 year here this morning. This, according to the records, ii a gain of 86 over the opening day enrollment of last year which was 2316. Scores of other students are ex pected to enter within the next few weeks, •Supt. B. L. Smith stated at noon that the school machinery began to operate smoothly with the first period of the morning and that all departments were moving along without a hitch. The enrollment by school* wax as follows: Washington 199 South Shelby 4|2 LaFayette 223 Marion 373. Graham 274. Jefferson 327 Central high 465 Colored 447. Zoar colored 52 Franklin Harrill Is Buried Today Wdl Known Farmer Of UUlaiorr Section Died After Lingering Illness. Was Age 65. Franklin Harrill, well known farm er of the Latttmore section, died Sunday evening at 6:15 o'clock at his home at Lattimore following a decline in health extending over a period of one year. For the past several weeks he had been confined to his bed. Mr. Harrill was 65 years of age. He was married to Miss Rixia Stewart who survives with the fol lowing children: J. W. Harrill of Wichita, Kansas; M. D. Harrill of Lawndale; Mrs. John L. Hunt of Polkville; E. Y. Harrill of Double Springs and Miss Mary Lee Harrill who lives at the old homestead at Lattimore. Two brothers also sur vive: Rev. I. D. Harril and Colum bus Harrill. Deceased was a member of the Lattimore Baptist church and r con secrated Christian, greatly esteemed by his host of friends. The funeral was coAducted this afternoon at 3 o’clock at Double Springs Baptist church by Rev. D. G. Washburn and J. W. Suttle and interment was in the cemetery there. Deed Given State For Convict Camp Commissioners Give Land For Nrw State Prison Camp. Charity Pleas. At the regular monthly session ot the Cleveland county commis sioners today a deed was given tc the N. C. highway commission foi 20 acres of the county home tract upon which the state wUl build a new prison camp for convicts work - lng the roads in this section. The tract is located northeast of the fairgrounds and not far dis tant from highway 20. The camp to be erected there is one of the five new ones to be built in the state. The land was offered the highway commission some time ago and accepted at a meeting of the state body last week. A deed was required before construction work would be started and this was given today after Attorney Henry B. Ed wards appeared before the board in Interest of the camp and County Attorney R. L. Ryburn was called in to handle the matter. County commissioners were in formed that construction would start right away. At first it was re ported that several brick masons would be hired and the other work done by the convicts. Another re port today, which is not official, had it that the job might be let to a contractor. Charity Starts The county board got an idea to day of the Immense amount of charity pleas they may face this winter. Before noon today quite a number of applications were made for aid. POLKVILLE LADIES CLUB TO MEET ON TUESDAY I The Polkvllle ladies club will meet Tuesday afternoon, September 8th at 3 o’elock in the afternoon at the home of Mrs C. C Whisnant Maxwell Entry Muddies Fight For 1932Honor He And Ehringhaut Favorite* Here j That Two May Split Conserva tive Vote And Place Fountain In lead. Democratic voters in the shelby Clcveland area are baffled about the 1932 gubernatorial race. A week ago sentiment was strong in favor of J. C. B. Ehrlnghaus, the Elisabeth City orator. It could have been equally as strong a week before J that had A. J. Maxwell, commission i er of revenue, announced. Which is to say that as the trend of opinion is now either Mr. Maxwell or Mr Ehrlnghaus could have had this sec tion's vote for the asking, but now they are both in and the voter Is puzzled. Platform Sunday. Mr. Maxwell's formal announce ment came in the Sunday papers, ! being made Saturday night. His .platform, outlining his policies, will be given out next Sunday. His brief announcement follows. “Please say that I expect to be a i candidate for governor in the demo cratic primary next June, and will present through the press next Sun day an issue and a program that I trust may be deemed worthy of the thoughtful consideration of the peo ple of the state." Mr. Maxwell and Mr. Ehringhaus hold very similar views about gov ernmental matters. Thus far In the race they move' together. Ehringhaus as a campaigner has few equals due to his bewitching oratory. That gives him one advantage over the prosaic Maxwell, but on the other hand Maxwell is an authority on taxation. He has been knowing more about North Carolina taxes for years than have few other men. This asset stacks him up about par with Ehringhaus, maybe a little better In the opinion of some and perhaps not quite so good with others. Jt -to- » pretty safe guess to say* CONTINUED ON PAGE SIGHT , County Farmers See Coker Farm Demonstrations Party Of 34 ClrvrlandJtea Inspect Demonstrations At Famous Farm. A party of 34 Cleveland coun ty farmers and members of their families made a tour Fri day to the famous Coker seed farms at Hartsville, S. C., and inspected the various agricul tural demonstrations being car ried on there. The visit was thoroughly enjoy ed by the eiitire party and was considered by the majority of them as one of the most educational days ever spent. The party left Shelby early in the morning and arrived at Harts ville about 10:30. At the lunch hour the Coker farm contributed water melons and grapes to the party as a courtesy. The return trip was started about 3 in the afternoon. Major interest of the local group centered in the cotton and corn demonstrations and the inspection of the unusually fine herd of Guernsey cattle on the farm. The cotton situation seemed just as baffling to Coker officials, County Agent R. W. Shoffner said, as to local farmers. Those making the trip were: O. Z. Morgan. Shelby; Mrs. O. Z. Morgan, Shelby; Miss Cecelia Pad get, Shelby; T. F. Sellers, Kings Mountain; L. W. Sellers, Kings Mountain; C. C. Sellers, Kings Mountain, J. L. Carroll, Cherryville route; J. M, Leonhardt, Cherry ville route; N. O. White, Kings Mountain; W. M. Williams, Kings Mountain; Albert White, Kings Mountain, J. M. Roberts, Kings Mountain, J. F. Wacaster, Cherry ville route; T. J. Willis, Shelby route; Lee Elliott, Shelby route; D. D. Lattlmore, Shelby route; D. A. Bell, Kings Mountain route; A. C. Bell, Kings Mountain route; J. R, Champion, Kings Mountain route. T. A. Champion, Kings Mountain Hall Goforth, Kings Mountain; R B. Watterson, Kings Mountain route; A. E. Cline Kings Mountain; S. S. Mauney, Shelby; Mrs. S. S. Mauney, Shelby; Geo. P. Magness, Shelby: Mrs. Geo. P. Magness, Shel by; Miss Magness' daughter; H. C. Hamrick, Shelby route; Mrs. H. C. Hamrick. Shelby. Cleton Hum phries, Shelby; Ulen Humphries, Shelby, R W Shoffner. Shelby. To Rewed ‘Swapped’ Wife Rinney Woodward Cart (left), .cion of an arl.toeratk New jeney family, and HU eerond wife, the former Maybelle Stlllcon (Hfht), of New York, whom he U to remarry. Particular Intercut l« attached to lh*„r^"r1JUr nnpU*,s •***«*« ‘hrte and a half year afo Earl and Emil Rrinbold exchanged mate, at Palm Beach. Fla., each marrylnt his friends ex-wife immediate)? divorces had been obtained. No Cotton For State Farms To Be Planted N. »' Tobacco Farmers Also Have Hard Sledding. General Ra leigh News. (By M. R, Dnnnagan. Star News Bureau.) Raleigh, Sept. 7.—North Carolina is giving notice to the world that no cotton will be planted on state owned farms next year, cutting out completely the staple In which the prison farms planted 3,600 acres in 1929, 2,600 in 1930 and 1,300 acres in 1931, in a statement issued by Governor Gardner. The decision does not mean that Governor Gardner thinks North Carolina farmers should cut out cotton growing completely in 1932 but he expresses the belief that the state ought to set an advanced example to cotton growers in dras tic acreage reduction sd the south's greatest crop may bring a profit to growers—and it will not at present below-cost prices. Sucoass of Governor Gardner s live-at-home program this year generally and especially at state owned farms is given as one im portant reason for eliminating cot ton. Prison farms, he points out, this year have threshed 38,793 bushels of wheat, 24,245 bushels of oats, 4, 493 bushels of rye, and 3,669 bush els of barley, with indications that more than 100,000 bushels of corn will be gathered. Plans are being worked out, Gov ernor Gardner states, to exchange every bushel of the small grains, all produced from pure-bred, cer tified seed, with North Carolina farmers, so It can be available for sowing this fall. This wheat is too good for prisoners to eat. In fact, it Is too good for anybody to eat while it is so scarce in North Caro lina,” Governor Gardner said. Desires A Plan. Governor Gardner took occasion to refer to the national and inter national problem presented by the cotton situation, which he states, < CONTINUED ON I*AOE EIGHT i Quiet Week-End Over Cleveland And City Other than the gun-knite battle in ■ little Harlem" it was a quiet week end in Shelby and over the county. Sheriff Allen stated today that only five people were jailed over the week-end, two on Saturday and three on Sunday, all on more or le^s minor charges. Patrolman GeU Flock Of Autos Without Lights Better watch oat—If Utr I tnJUlfht on your car U not burning, the patrolman will ret yon. Highway Patrolman G. L. Allloon came to Shelby Than day and established head quarters. The next night, Friday, he stopped 5T motor ists and sent them scurrying lo service stations for tail light bulbs. When he sent in his report Saturday he wondered If such an active night would not cause patrol officiate tc send another patrolman down to help Hint. "They might get the idea, judging by that night's work,” he said, “that tallllghts are not sold and used In and about Shelby.” Hoey Refusal Leaves Voters Up In The Air With "Ideal Candidate” Out Veters Care Very Little About Senate Race. The refusal of Clyde R, Hoey to enter the race for the United States senate has left North Carolina vot ers “up in the air" says the Concord Tribune. The Shelby man, considered “the ideal candidate” by hundreds, says the Concord editor, would have at tracted much enthusiasm to the campaign, but with him out of the running no great interest will be shown in the contest. The Tribune comment follows: “Decision of Mr. Hoey not to of fer for the United States senate not only deprives thousands of persons of the pleasure of voting lor him, but for many of them It raises this perplexing question: "Who to vote for?” “In fact there are scores of per sons right here in Cabarrus county (CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGHT * June No Longer Months Brides As September Marriages Continue Gain New York, Sept. 7.—September, not June, is the most popular mar riage month at the "Little Church Around the Corner," goal of wed ding-bent couples from all over the country. Miss Mary C. Hanlon, church sec retary, ascribed as the reason for this the culmination of lnnumer-' able summer romances. She said too, the fact that September is the house hunting and lease renewal; month had something to do with it. The banner day of the whole year, she said, is the Saturday be fore Labor day. On that day last year *7 couples were united before the church’s two altars. And, judg ing from the number of appoint ments already made for Saturday, it probably wtu be the peak day this year, too. "The depression is having an ef feet on marriage," said Miss Han lon. "But really, with furniture and apartment prices what they are, It seems to me it's an ideal time for any young couple to start out. X always tell them they're lucky to be getting married this year." The peak year, so far, was reached in 1929, when there were 2,353 ceremonies. Last year the number dropped to 2,346 and the eight months of the current year have averaged about nine couples fewer than in 1930. Miss Hanlon emphasised that ap pointments are required for almost all weddings, and if the couples are extremely young their parents are notified. By traditions, the Church of the Transfiguration, which is its real name, has been known as "A place where prejudices are forgotten ” Big Distillery Raid Staged By Three Deputies 60-Gal. Copper Still, Booze Captured Officer* Also Get Over 1.000 Gal lens of Beer At Plant In No. I Township. The county’s biggest distillery i>ld of the year was made In No. S township Saturday mom Inf by three deputies—John Hord, Charlie Shepard and Harvey Harrelson. The haul constated of a OO-gai Ion attll, copper In every detail, 2? gallons of corn whiskey and a lit tle more than 1.000 gallons ol beer. The distillery was located and raided In the Kiser-Sellers com munity of the Plonk school house section, 13 miles or so east of Shel by The beer was destroyed and the whiskey and plant brought to the sheriff's office here. The still, the cap and the worm were all made ot copper and officers declared It to be the most up-to-date and sanitary outfits captured In the county ir many years. The officers made the capture after seeing two men coming from the still location with a five-gallon demijohn of whiskey. The men dropped the demijohn and fled The officers seised the whiskey then followed the path to the attii where they found two other five gallon jugs and two four-gallon Jugs. Had the raid been made the night before it is believed that the still would have been nabbed while in full blast as indications were that a run had just been made Kings Mtn. Man Killed By Tram; Clutches A Card Wash Soeggina Found Bead Oi» Troek, Playing Cards Scatter ed About Body. 'Special to The Star * Kings Mountain, Sept. 7.—The body or Wash M. Scoggins. 37-yeai old resident of the Park Yarn mUl community, was found about ro o'clock Saturday night beside the south bound track of the Southern railway just at the city limits south of Kings Mountain. Coroner Roscoe Lut* of Shelby viewed the body Saturday night, and decided that an inquest would not be necessary unless something else developed. It was evident that a train struck Scoggins which caused a deep wound in his right side. Ills right arm was also brok en and he had a number of bruises According to physicians the wound in his side would have caused in stant death. The last time Scoggins was seen alive he was alone. A deck of playing cards was found scattered near the body and the dead man was clutching one card in his hand when he was found. He had $3.83 in money in his pocket. Scoggins came to Kings Moun tain about five weeks ago from Henrietta. He was employed at the Park Yarn mill. He was said to be a native of Gaffney, 8. C. He is survived by his wife and four chil dren: Mrs. Bonnie Griffin of Wood ruff, Mrs. May Bell Rupe of Caro leen and Boyce and Marie Scog gins of Kings Mountain. Puneral service was held this aft ernoon at 3 o’clock at his home in the Park Yarn community. John Curry Dies At Patterson Springs John Curry, well known farmer of the Patterson Springs section died Sunday evening at 7:30 o’clock and will be buried this afternoon at 4 o'clock at the Patterson Spring;. Baptist church of which he was a member. Mr. Curry was married to Miss Sallie McSwain who survives with no children. Funeral services will be conducted by Rev. J. W. Davis, assisted by Rev. D. G. Wash burn. Squire Moss Has First Turn Of New Corn Squire John F. Moss of Waco had the first “turn” at new crop corn reported in the county this fall. His com has matured so that he sent a quantity to mill on Saturday. It was ground on the mill of J. M. Putnam at Waco and Squire Moas had his first corn bread made from this sea son's corn crop.