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Today's North Carolina Weather
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Flyers Missing.
Seattle, Sept. 11.—Forty-four
hundred miles of ocean and land
between here and Japan hold the
•ecret of the whereabouts of Don
Moyle and C. A. Allen, missing
transpacific flyers. Rrports that
an unidentified plane had been
sighted or heard in widely separat
ed parts of the north Pacific region
mystified searchers, who were at a
loss to know where to begin to look
for the California aviators. The
latest report came from White
horse, Yukon territory, where it was
reported a plane unknown In the
region had been sighted flying
southward over Carmacks. 200 miles
north of Whitehorse at 9:30 a. m.
12:30 p. m. eastern standard time,
Gardner Issues
Call For Plans
For This Winter
To Work Out Relief Ideas For Un
employed. Unfortunate To
Be Aided.
Raleigh, Sept. 11.—North Caro
lina will move to provide relief and
aid to the unemployed during the
winter months at a meeting called
by Governor O. Max Gardner to be
held here Friday, September 18.
R. W. Henninger, a professor of
North Carolina State college, who
acted as secretary of the unem
ployment council last fall, will con
duct the relief force, Governor
Gardner said. The meeting next
week is expected to be attended by
state highway, agricultural, health,
and welfare officials, as well as
prominent citizens engaged in ag
riculture and industry.
Organization Sought.
Henninger said the first meeting
would be of a preliminary nature
at which he hopes to set up a per
manent organization to operate
during the winter.
"hast year the efforts of the,
council of relief and. unemployment
dealing with this were concentrat
ed on unemployment and relief was
incidental,” Governor Gardner said
in a statement.
"This year it will be the policy
(of the administration to emphasize
relief and to undertake to arouse
the consciousness of the state to a
oroper realization of the obligation
to provide for the unfortunate in
this period of depression."
Needs Are Stressed.
Tiding over the unemployed un
til better times was stressed by
Henninger. Hundreds, he said, will
be in heed of food and clothes. Co
operation is expected from coun
ties, cities, business men, agricul-1
tural leaders, Industrial leaders
and civic organizations.
Many home demonstration clubs
of the state have engaged in can
ning operations during the summer
months, storing up food for the
winter. The state’s food crop this
year was good, it was said, but or
ganized distribution of surpluses
will be needed to prevent suffering
in some instances of unemploy
Shot Negro Better,
Other In Jail Now
Parker, Who Shot Strickland And
Killed Love, Leaves Bed
For CelL
Pearce Parker, negro who shot
two other negiroes, one fatally, in a
brawl here last Saturday night, was
transferred Wednesday from a
Shelby hospital bed to a cell in the
county jail. .
Parker was severely cut about
the neck by Willie Strickland, the
negro with whom he was arguing.
He then shot Stickland in the ab
domen, the bullet puncturing
Strickland’s Intestines in eight
places. One of the stray bullets
struck Willie Love, a negro by
stander, in the chest and killed him
almost instantly.
At the hospital today it was said
that Strickland is showing some
improvement but the nature of his
wound is such that his condition is
still described as serious.
Charlotte Killer
Headed This Way
* ...
Police Chief Poston was in
formed just after 1 o'clock to
day to be on the watch for W.
Creasy, white ex-service man.
who killed Joe Brannon in
Charlotte about 1 o'clock today.
Police there had the idea that
Creasy, who has money in the Union
Trust Company here, would come to
Shelby to get some money out be
fore going on, possibly to Marlon, of
ficers think.
The-shooting took place in a
drunken brawl according to the mes
sent local police.
Packed Schools
Give Problem To
Officials Here
j Situation Acute At
Marion School
j Too Many In Grades To Be Seated
In Rooms. Enrollment Gain
Of 332.
An unusual increase in city
school enrollment, particularly
as concentrated in one school
unit in Shelby, Is giving Supt.
B. L. Smith and school officials
considerable worry,
i At the end of the first school
1 week there were 332 students more
in the city system than at the end
of the first week last year.
Transfer Pupils.
The biggest problem of the swell
ed enrollment was at the Marlon
school which ordinarily has an en
j rollment larger than can be han
i died with convenience. With 374
students enrolled there this week,
I 55 more than last year, it was im
! possible to place them all. Condi
j tions were particularly crowded In
| the fourth, fifth and sixth grades
! In one grade there were 55 pupils,
| more than could be seated in the
grade room. As a result of this con
gestion in the school officials im
mediately transferred pupils to
other schools who were not within
the boundary lines of the Marion
district. These transfers, however,
failed to alleviate the congestion to
the needed extent and letters have
been sent to parents asking that
where possible they transfer their
children to the Washington. Gra
ham and Jefferson schools as it is
absolutely impossible to handle all
the present number at Marion.
Nearing 3,000.
The total enrollment is nearing
the 3,000 mark. Today, at the end
of the first week, there were 2.871
students enrolled as compared with
only 2,539 at the same date last
year. Within the next few weeks a
hundred or two more pupils will be
added. The trying part about the
enrollment increase is that the
number of teachers this year was
based upon the attendance last
year. The city system has several
teachers less than last year and al
ready has over 300 more students
to handle with the decreased fac
The enrollment by schools for
this year and last follows:
School 1931-32 1930-31 Gain
Central high _ 478 458 20
Washington . ... 219 178 48
Marion _ ........ 374 319 55
Jefferson . . 334 276 58
LaFayette . .. 229 216 13
Graham . ....... 268 243 25
Morgan (8. S.) .. 452 395 57
Colored S. 477 421 56
Zoar, col. _.. 40 40 00
Totals_ 2,871 2,539 332
At the Washington school the
third, fourth and fifth grades have
been placed together and one teach
er, Miss Augusta Alexander, trans
ferred to the Jefferson school.
Board Meeting.
The regular monthly meeting of
the city school board is scheduled
to be held this evening at eight
Joe Cabaniss, jr., the six year
old child of Mr. and Mrs. Joe Cab
aniss, or i-tarnora, (jonn., who was
critically ill with menengitis a few
weeks ago is said to be getting
along nicely and will suffer no bad
effects from the dreaded disease.
The serum was administered before
the disease attacked the motoi
nerves and this no doubt prevented
paralysis. Rev. iTohn W. Suttle,
father, of Mrs. Cabaniss says news
papers reported over 400 cases dur
ing August in that state and most
of the cases were confined to chil
dren about the age of the Caba
niss child.
Food For Thought
Students at the Lather College, Fergus Falls, Minn., with Insufficient
funds to pay their tuition need not worry this Fall. The trustees hare
announced they will accept wheat grown on farms from which the
tsudents come in payment of the tuition. E. H. Ness, of the college
committee, is shown acepting a load of grain from one of the girl
! D. F. (Fatty) Giles, Of Marion, Will,
i Run For Lieutenant Governor In ’32
(Tom Bost in Greensboro News.)
Raleigh, Sept. It.—While tour,
five and maybe six candidates for
governor are getting ready to
storm the state, D. F. Giles, of
Marion, put out the word here this
week that in due season he will an
nounce himself for lieutenant gov
ernor and if the electors want a
map who can do a good job of gov
erning in the event of great emer
gencies, Mr. Giles says the man
isn’t to hunt.
The Marion attorney was down
here putting a pair of his own
girls in Peace institute But he
probably would have been here
whether the girls came.or not. Al
ways, even as Harry Stubbs and
Ambassador Bill Neal, Mr. Giles has
visited Raleigh. He has been coun
ty superintendent of Wake, mem
ber of the state board of examiners
and institute conductors, member of
the state senate and secretary of
the North Carolina railroad. New's
drifted downward from Marion that
he lobbies semi-occaslonaliy too.
He intends to make formal state
ment of candidacy soon. He hears
[that Senator Gertrude Dills McKee
of Jackson, and ex-Speaker A. H.
Graham, of Hillsboro, may be can
didates for the lieutenant governor
ship, but his plans will not be
changed necessarily if either or
both should run. He regards Mrs.
McKee highly as senator and of
course cannot discount Mr. Graham
But Mr. Giles would like to preside
over the senate,
Mrs. McKee never has indicated
any interest in the lieutenant gov
ernorship, but people won't quit
talking about her as such a possi
bility. This is a greatly desired of
fice. It carries little salary and
smair woi*., but the lieutenant gov-:
emor has enlarged functions with
new legislation. Mrs. McKee is a
superb presiding officer. And she
could outspeak most of the men In
a body filled with orators during
the 1931 assembly.
Mr. Giles as candidate for lieu
tenant governor would let it be
known in the outset that he is
standing on the Gardner adminis
tration and would defend it In the;
Baptist Association To Meet
At Zion Church October 8 And 9
Rev. John W. Suttle Will Preside
His 19th Time. Large Growth
In Membership.
Indications are that the 42
churches comprising the Kings
Mountain Baptist association will
report the largest growth in any one
year in the history of the association
when the annual meeting is held Oc
tober 8th and 9th at Zion church,
six miles north of Shelby.
708 New Members.
Rev. John W. Suttle says fully 700
new- members have been added to
S. C. Legislature To Hold Special
Session To Study Cotton Crop Relief
I Blackwood Calls Session To Meet
Monday. Emergency
; Demand.
Columbia, 8. C., Sept. 11.—a spe
cial session of the South Carolina
general assembly to enact remedial
legislation with respect to the sit
uation confronting the cotton
growers has been ordered by Gov.
Ibra C. Blackwood.
A proclamation was issued and
dispatched to legislators, setting
Monday at noon as the hour for
convening the first extraordinary
session since Gov. Cole L. Blease
brought a similar session into be
ing to aid cotton farmers in 1914.
The call came after the governor
had polled members of the legis
lature and secured from a majority
of them their pledge that they
would limit discussion of ‘‘legisla
tion seeking to prohibit the plant
ing of cotton in 1932” that they
would not remain in session long
er than 10 days and they would re
ceive only $5 a day remuneration.
He also received an expression
from farmers of the state. Meet
ings were held in 45 of the 46
counties and 37 of the counties in
dorsed the plan to call a cotton
growing holiday.
With the announcement of the
special session, South Carolina
Joins Texas and Louisiana as states
attempting to reduce cotton produc
tion by legislation.
In his proclamation, the governor
asserts an emergency has arisem in
the roll of the churches during the
year. The revival meetings held this ;
summer have been very fruitful and!
the number of communicants to the !
42 churches embracing the associa
tion will total about 11.000. Most of’
the churches in tfciis association are
in Cleveland county.
Mr. Suttle the moderator was el
ected head of the association at
Zion 19 years ago. He will preside
again this year and probably be re
elected, for he dispatches the busi
ness of the association with due
regularity. Other officers are Dr.
Wall vice-moderator, J. c. Deven
ney clerk and George Blanton treas
Zion's Modern Plant.
Zion church which will be host to
the association this year is well over
100 years old and one of the oldest
Baptist churches in the county. A
few years ago the congregation built
a modern brick church plant at a
cost of about $17,000 and had It paid
for when the structure was complet
ed. It has ample Sunday school
rooms, electric lights and a modern
heating plant, It is near the center
of the county, within a stones throw
of the Billy Weathers home where
the first court was held after Clev
eland was formed from Lincoln and
Rutherford counties.
respected colored
Jonas Friday, aged and respected
colored citizen, died this morning.
Jonas had been a trusted employe
at the oil mill for thirty years and
was well liked by .both white and I
Cotton States
Await Move Of
Texas Session
Legislature Meets
Texas Farmers Endorse Long Plan
To Have No Cotton Planted
In 1933
The Texas state Senate has
agreed on a cotton acreage cut,
restricting the planting next
year to one half of the culll
rated area, according to a dis
patch from Texas this morning.
The legislature is meeting in ex
tra session to discuss the Cotton
Atlanta, Ga., Sept. 11.—The in
terest of the south is centered upon
whether Texas, producer of a third
of the nation's crop, would enact a
fifty per cent acreage reduction
measure or the Louisiana plan to
prohibit Cotton production entirely
in 1932.
Both the proposed cotton relief
measures were before the Texas
legislature, called Into special ses
sion on the cotton crisis, Rnd the
Louisiana plan, which first had
little support in the Lone Star state,
yesterday had the endorsement of a
huge mass meeting.
Texans Cheer Long
Wednesday night more than 7,000
farmers, meeting at Austin, cheer
ed a radio address made by Gov
ernor Huey P. Long, of Louisiana,
from Shreveport, and endorsed his
cotton prohibition plan with a roar
of "ayes.” The 50 per cent acreage
reduction plan also had been dis
The Louisiana plan becomes op
erative only if adopted by states
producing three-fourths of the cot
ton crop. Louisiana's legislature
enacted it unanimously at a spe
cial session recently.
Meanwhile President Hoover
planned to continue in Washing
ton a series of conferences with
bankers and cotton men in a hope
that some solution may be found.
South Carolina's legislators were
making ready to answer a call to
special session Monday to consider
cotton relief legislation. They will
consider only' the cotton prohibi
tion plan and will accept no pay for
the session except their expenses,
limited to $5 per day.
Governor Russell, of Georgia, who
has announced he will call his leg
islature into session as soon as
“Texas acts,” dispatched his private
secretary, Leeman Anderson, to
Texas to study the cotton situation.
Anderson planned to go to Austin
by airplane.
The governors of several cotton
states have announced a desire to
see what Texas does before call
ing sessions of their legislatures.
Advertise Sale
Of Property For
Taxes First Oct.
Sheriff Reminds Delinquent Payers
That Grace Period Is
About Up.
Delinquent taxpayers in Cleve
land county have 20 more days
in which to pay their 1930
taxes or have their property
advertised for sale on October 1.
In a statement today Sheriff Ir
vin M. Allen reminded that the ex
tension period is about up.
Ordinarily property would have
been advertised for unpaid taxes
on June 1 and sold on the first
Monday in July. But due to the
business depression the county com
missioners postponed the sale of
land for taxes to this fall In ordet
to give more'time.
Turn Over Books
"There can be no delay after the
first of next month according to
law,” Sheriff Allen said, "and Just
oeiore me nrst it will be necessary
for me to turn the books over to
the commissioners and the list
made out for publication in The
Star. Due to the postponement e
number of citizens, I believe, have
overlooked the fact that the time
limit is about up.”
Approximately *50,000 in 1930
taxes remains to be paid, he said.
Asheville Choir Tonight
The following program will be
rendered by the choir of the First
Baptist church, Asheville, in the
auditorium of the First Baptist
church, Shelby, this evening at 8:00
o'clock. The public is cordially in
vited to attend. No offering.
races Last Mile
i Convicted of the murder of his non
in-law during an argument over
! planting a corn crop, John Henry
Hauser, eighty-two years old, ot
| navlc county, North Carolina, has
been sentenced to die in the elec
tric chair. The Jury found him j
guilty without recommendation ol!
Aged Man Awaits
End In His Cell
Along ‘Death Row’
I Oldest Man Ever To Occupy Death
Cell In N. C. Takes It
Raleigh, bept. 11.—-A little white*
whiskered and white-haired old
man of 82 years, John Henry Hau
ser of Davie county. Is slepping in
a little white cell on death-row at
state's prison, the door of the little
octagonal-shaped room where is
the death chair only a few feet
Hauser, who as a youth of 11
years, helped his father haul salt
for the Confederate army during
the Ctvil war, Is under sentence to
die in the electric chair November
2. He was convicted last week in
Davie superior court for killing his
son-in-law, Fred 8. Styers
An appeal to the supreme court
Is pending, and may either delay
execution of his sentence or pre
vent It. And there was the possibil
ity of eiecutive clemency if the su
preme court upholds the lower
Arriving at state's prison after
the trip from Davie county, Hauser
appeared extremely tired by the
automobile journey. At frist, War
den H. H. Honeycutt declined to
let newspapermen interview him.
They finally were admitted, how
Hauser told the reporters he
guessed what was to be had to be.
“I have been getting along for 82
years and I guess I will get along
here." He is the oldest man ever to
occupy a “death row" cell.
Hauser, who has been reported to |
be wealthy, said he owned about j
111 acres of land. He said he recent-!
ly sold some land to 6. Clay Wil-j
liams, president of the R. J. Rey-'
nols Tobacco company, and that1
Williams' country home is not so}
far from the Hauser homestead.
The aged man left his 78-year-j
old wife behind him in Davie coun-i
Casar Store Safe !
Cracked By Yeggs
Get $100 And Valuable Papers
From Warlirk's Store Wed
nesday Night.
The Warlick store at Casar was
entered some time Wednesday
night, the safe cracked and around
$100 In money and yaluable papers
taken, it was announced today by
Sheriff Irvin M. Allen.
It appeared to be a job staged by
expert yeggs, officers say, and ni
trogyclerine was used to “puff" the
Mortgages, notes and other valu
able papers were taken with what
money there was In the safe.
So far no definite clues have
been picked up to aid officers In
apprehending the yeggs.
Striking Community
Booths For Big Fair
Several Unusual Individual Farm Booth#
Also Planned. Exhibit Space In Halls Is
About Taken. Anticipate Largest Live
stock and Poultry Shows.
Seven big community booths and more than a hall
dozen individual farm booths will emphasize the live-at-hom«
movement at the Cleveland County Fair which opens on
Tyler “Miracle
Of Grace” Will
Be Here Sunday
John Tyler, called by the Jery
McAulay Mission of New York City,
•'The World’s greatest miracle of
grace,” will speak twice in Shelby
on next Sunday, At ten o'clock
Sunday morning, he will address
the Newton Bible class, and at the
evening hour, 7:45 o'clock, he will
fill the pulpit at the First Baptist
[church. His subject for Sunday
'evening will be, ‘Out of Darkness
| Into the Marvelous Light.”
A product of one of Virginias
best families, a college and univer
sity man who dissipated a for
tune, John Tyler was forty-five
years a drunkard, gambler and out
cast, He has been five times around
the world as a hobo, and for six
years was a bushman in Australia.
Eighteen years ago he was mira
culously converted at the famous
Jery McAuley mission in New York
City, and since that time has been
on the firing line for Christianity,
with a tremendous and dynamic
message that is irresistible. He has
carried the message of Christ all
over the United States. The public
Is Invited to hear him.
City Auto License
Tax Is Compulsory
Auto Owners Are Buying Fewer At
35c Than They Did When
Tags Were $1.00.
Automobile owners are buying
fewer city auto license tags at 25c
than they did at $1.00,” said Mayor
McMurry this morning. “The board
has discussed raising the price of
tags to $1.00 and arresting all who
drive cars without a city license
plate,” he added.
Back tn the summer the city re
duced the price of city auto tags to
25c. Heretofore they have sold for
$1.00. But the reduced price seems
to have created in the minds of the
owners of cars in the city that It *s
optional whether one should buy or
not. Mayor McMurry says the pur
chase of a city tag is compulsory
and unless owners buy the 25c tags
they are violating the law and are
subject to arrest and conviction.
The price was reduced to save
money to the auto owners, but they
do not seem to appreciate this fact
and have failed to purchase tags.
Back From Meeting.
Police Chief McBridge Poston
and Sheriff Irvin M. Allen returned
yesterday from Chapel Hill where
they attended the convention of
police chiefs and law enforcement
According to the 1930 Federal Census there are
more licensed motor vehicles in Cleveland county than
milk cows. And yet, some people are selling off their
cows to get a little ready cash, says R. W. Shoffner,
county agent. _Which is worth the most to the individ
ual, a cow or a car? Cleveland county should have 10,
000 milk cows. She has 5,000 milk cows and 7,500 cars
(counting passenger cars, trucks, etc.)
Mr. Shoffner says every family should have a milk
cow, a few laying hens and a few hogs. With plenty of
feed for the cow, the hen and the hog, these three will
almost feed a family. The thrift and economy com
mittee beseeches every household to keep a cow, some
laying hens and some hogs.
I uesday, bept. 29.
•‘These booths alone," says Secre
tary J. S. Dorton, "should De worth
the half price admission of 25 cents
to every farmer in this section of
North Carolina.
Winner Is In.
The Bethlehem community, which
won first honors last year will have
another booth this year. Other com
munity exhibits will Include a new
booth from No. 3 (Patterson Springs
and Earli, Polkville, Lattimore and
Boiling Springs, and the Spear com
munity of Avery county and the
Bess Chapel community of Lincoln
Individual Booths.
Among the outstanding individual
farm booths already certain are the
following: Walter Davis. Lattimore;
Butler Dixon, Bethlehem; Mrs.
Charlie Whtenant, Polkville; Miles
Harrelson. Waco; David M. Beam,
and two from Gaston county
Take Up Space.
No sign of a business depression is
evident in the rush for display space
In the Manufacturer’s building at
the fair grounds. Every space has al
ready been taken In the big build
ing with the exception of three.
Among the prominent out-of-town
exhibitors will be the T. W. Wood
Seed Company, of Richmond, the
Coker Seed Company, of Hartsvllle,
and the .Statesville Flour Mills of
Poultry. Livestock.
“ For years at the Cleveland Coun
ty Fair we have had the largest
livestock and poultry shows In tha
State and all indications now are
that these departments will be more
outstanding than ever this year.”
fair officials say.
Mr. M. C. Wise, of Oreenwood, 8.
C., will he the Judge of the poultry
show, and advance booking shows
that ever space In the poultry build
ing will be filled.
Prof F. M. Haig, of State college,
will be the judge of the livestock
show, and this year the livestock
show will be restricted to Cleveland
county because In the past there
have been too many entries to b*
Cut Price.
Minor details for the fair we go
ing forward smoothly and there i»
no reason evident why it will not be
an even greater farm event than
heretofore since added attractions
have been engaged and the admis
sion price slashed to 25 cents.
Officers Nearly
Run In On Thieves
Pass By Earl Store As Robbers Leave
Store in Car. Break Big
Glass in Front.
Deputies Bob Kendrick, Yates
Kendrick and Bunyan Jones c&mo
very near riding right upon a store
robbery at Earl early Wednesday
As they were riding by the Bettis
Austell store they noticed a suspi
cious appearing automobile parked
In front of the store. They stopped
but not In time to catch a couple of
men who Jumped In the car and
sped away. After giving chase the
officers returned to find that one of
the thieves failed to get In the flee
ing car and was running across the
field. He also escaped after officers
fired In an attempt to frighten him
Into stopping.
Entrance in the store was made
I by breaking the big plate glass win
dow in front. Interrupted in gather
ing up their loot the thieves man
aged to get away with nothing other
than cigarettes.
i _
| Moser Brothers To
Buy Cotton Here
Moser Brothers are opening an
office In the Court view hotel build'
Ing, In the room formerly occupied
by J. J. McMurry and Son*, cot
ton merchants. Moser Brothers will
represent Anderson and Clayton,
the largest cotton brokers In the
south, with offices In the principal
cities In the cotton belt. Moser
Brothers formerly operated a store
1 near the Dover mill. They are ex
perienced cotton graders and hav«
a connection with one of the larg
sst firms In the south.

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