8 PAGES TODAY VOL. XXXVll, No. Ill SHELBY, N. 0. WKDNKSDT, SEPT. 16 1931 Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. lit Mall, oar ,*ar. na .it.,ara, _ IU, I'arrlar. or, ,aar. tin ad.anaai u.ati Late News THE MARKET Cotton, per lb. _fic, Cotton Seed, per hundred .... 40c _t fair Thursday Today’* North Carolina Weather Report: Generally fair tonight and Thursday. Poultry Sale. Poultrymen of Cleveland count) i are reminded by Farm Agent R. W.| Shoffner of the auction sale ot! pedigreed cockerels at, the court \ hoase here Saturday afternoon at! *:30. Rhode Island Reds and Barred; Plymouth Rocks will be sold in "the i movement to improve the poultry stock of the county. It is likely that the pedigreed White Leghorn cock erel will be sold during the fair. Demonstration Clubs Prepare ForCountyFair At Least II Home Demonstration Clubs Will Have Displays Ready Sept. 29. Ten home demonstration clubs are busy getting plans into execu tion this week and next for the Cleveland county fair which will be in full swing September 29. The following clubs are working on the projects named, and the most interesting part of this is the novel methods each club will have to get its idea over for much ori ginality will be expressed in these exhibits: Bethlehem's booth will have as its! subject gardening; Beulah’s booth! will have as its subject refinishing furniture; Boiling Springs's booth will have as its subject modern equipment; Broad River’s booth will have as its subject small uten sils; Earl’s booth will have as its j subject food preservation; El Beth-! el’s booth will have as its subject! modern methods in home making; j Lattimore’s booth will have as its! subject diet; Patterson Grove's) booth will have as its subject outj of date equipment; Boiling Springs! and Patterson Grove will be com-j panion booths expressing contrasts; Polkvllle’s booth will have as its subject sanitation; and' Sharon’s booth will have as its subject the home and landscaping. These club booths this year are all planned around the idea of saving some labor, some money, some time, some health, and some to save the things that save some one or more of these. Rev. D. W. Brown Dies Suddenly Expired Tuesday At Greensboro While En Route To Hospital In An Ambulance. Rey. Dwight W. Brown, former pastor on the Belwood Methodist charge In this county, died sudden ly Tuesday morning at 10:30 o’clocs while en route from his home in an ambulance to a hospital. He died from a heart attack. Mr Brown was 45 years of age. Pastor Belwood Charge. Mr, Brown visited Cleveland county, about two weeks ago, at tending the annual home coming exercises at Palm Tree church where he was on the program and delivered a sermon. During the last few days he had complained several times of pains in his side. Upon his return to his home Tuesday morn ing, he complained to Mrs. Brown that he felt a quick sick, so an am bulance was summoned and his death ensued a few minutes later. Mr. Brown was well known throughout Cleveland county where j he served as pastor. He was a mem- j ber of the board of Christian edu- • cation of the Western North Caro lina conference and had occupied other Important offices in the con ference. Incidentally he l^ad trav eled extensively in this country and abroad. In addition to church af fairs, he evidenced an active inter est in community enterprises. Funeral services were conducted this afternoon at 1 o’clock at Prox imity church, Greensboro, by Rev. W. A. Newell, presiding elder and the remains were carried to Center Methodist church near Mocksville. Davie county, for interment. Native of Davie County Mr. Brown was born in Davie county, March 22, 1886. After at tending the public schools he en tered Weaver college and subse quently he was a student at Emory university. Still later he took post graduate work- at Duke university. Mr. Brown leaves his wife, who prior to their marriage October 27, 1926, was Miss Annie Mae Fuller of Oaeford; his parents, Mr. and Mrs. R. J. Brown, of Mocksville; a broth er, W. D. Brown, of Cooleemee; four sisters, Mrs. Bessie Emerson, of Mocksville; Mrs. John F. Ever hart of Cooleemee; Mrs. J. L. Har per, of Winston-Salem, and Miss ' Blanche Brown, of Mocksville. South Mountain Raids Increase Court Cases To Bar Meet ! 1 Attorney R. L. Ryburn (above) dean of the Shelby bar, leaves to night for Atlantic City to attend the convention of the American Bar association. > _» Term Superior Court Convenes Here Monday Two consecutive weeks of court—one Federal and the other Superior—are scheduled to get under way in Shelby Monday. Monday morning the one-week Superior com term -given' Cleve land county by the last legislature will convene with Judge J. H. Har wood presiding. The docket, local barristers say, will be devoted entirely to the civil calendar and the bar association has already worked out what it terms a clean-up calendar for the week in which it is hoped to dispose of several cases that have been carried over from previous terms. No civil litigation of major im portance is likely to be taken up. Monday week, Sept. 28, Federal* court will convene in Shelby to dis pose of a big dry law docket with Federal Judge E. Y. Webb on the bench, Shelby Golfers To j Carolina Tourney At least three Shelby golfers will make a bid for fame in the Carolinas Open Tournament to be played at ReidsviUc next week. They are the Webb brothers, Pete and Fred, and Bob Reed, Cleveland Springs pro. The event starts Thursday, Sept. 24, and continues through Satur day, 26. Pete Webb and Reed will enter as pros for the cash prizes and Fred Webb will compete as an amateur. First cash prize is $300, second $150, third $100, fourth $75, and fifth $50. Pete Webb is a fa vorite to land one of the money prizes. Tully Blair, Greensboro amateur, is the defending champ ion of the Carolina?. i 31 Moonshiners And Sellers Nabbed Federal Officers Swoop Down 1’pon Mountain Boose Section Near Here. A wholesale clean-up of the liquor-making: section of the South Mountains in Burke coun ty will bring to Shelby the last week of this month one of the heaviest Federal court dockets since a Federal trial district was established, here. According to unofficial reports of three Federal officers, working with a mountain native, habbed practical ly every moonshiner and seller in the South Mountain section of Burke late last week. Over Thirty. Unconfirmed information has it that a total of 31 men were nabbed In the clean-up, the majority of them manufacturers. Sheriff Irvin M. Allen stated that he received a message from a deputy marshal to have an open house at the county jail here by Sunday. Sep tember 27, as Federal officers would bring in a soore or more of prison ers for the opening of district court the following day. The marshal said, according to the sheriff that “we’ve got about every man in this section who has messed with liquor.” Information Is that the Federal men, know in the mountains Just west of Cleveland as "revenoors,” worked along Highway 18 as it leaves Cleveland and enters Burke. Liquor purchases were made and distilleries spotted. . First news of the raid came to Shelby in gossip form when it was reported that through the cooper ation of a stool pigeon a big round up had been made. This report had it that the man working with the officers Was well acquainted In the moonshine section and made pur chases with Federal money or pass ed out tips. As a result it is said that the mountain section, long fa mous as a 'shine region, is seething with enmity against the alleged squealer. Among the 30-odd men arrested are several well-known in the mountain section and a few said to be worth considerable property. Judge E. Yates Webb will preside over the term. Kiwaniaris From Rutherford Coming An inter-city meeting of the Ki wanis clubs of Cleveland and Ruth erford counties will be held at the Hotel Charles here Thursday even ing at 7 o’clook with the Shelby club as host. In the afternoon, prior to the din ner meeting, the visiting Kiwan ians from Forest City and Ruther fordton will compete In a golf tourney at Cleveland Springs with Shelby club members. Mr. John R. Dover, Shelby manu-i facturer and Rotarian, will be the principal speaker at the joint gathering. Dr. Mitchell Enters Shelby Hospital Dr. W. F. Mitchell, well known local physician entered the Shelby hospfal yesterday for treatment. Dr. Mitchell has been sick for sometime and has been unable to go to his office for the past three weeks. He had a sinking spell with his heart Tuesday morning and en tered the hospital where he will be under treatment for awhile. THIS BUSINESS OF SHOPPING This business of shopping embraces more than getting a bargain. It involves the matter of getting to a center where merchandise is offered for sale. It in volves loyalty to home merchants who help share, with us our tax burdens, our support of churches, school's and the worthwhile things of the community. Don’t run away to another city to buy a so-called bargain. You can get just as good bargains at home and in many cases better bargains await you here. It is a reflection on you to leave town to trade elsewhere unless it is to buy something very, very rare, you can’t buy at home. Then this going away to trade may cost you something. Our merchants may be supporting you or some of your family directly or indirectly. They are at least paying a greater part of teachers salaries to help educate your children. How would you feel if they threw their support and influence to some one away from here and neglected local people? Going away from Shelby to trade involves travel and that costs in gasoline and oil, wear on a car and perhaps a meal to be paid for. Be loyal to home merchants. They are loyal to you and to Shelby and Cleveland county. I Moderator REV. JOHN W. SCTTLE For 19 years Rev. John W. Suttle. of Shelby, has been moderator of the Kings Mountain Baptist asso ciation. He will preside over this body when It meets October 8th and 9th with Zion church, six miles north of Shelby. The association is comprised of 42 churches with 11, 000 members. Taxpayers Have Two Weeks Yet To Avoid Advertising Delinquent County And City Taxes To Be Advertised First Of Next Month. Taxpayers of Shelby and Cleve land county who have not paid their 1930 taxes have two weeks In which to pay before their property is advertised for sale early In Octo ber. As the dead line nears many tax payers are coming in to tty court house and city hall to square off their back taxes. Several thousand dollars have been paid In the last week and it la thought that a ma jority of the delinquents will pay before the list is prepared for pub lication at the end of the month. Two Lists. The county’s delinquent list will cover 1930 taxes, advertising and sale of property for delinquent taxes being postponed from the spring until early fall to give tax payers more time. After the list is published the first of October the sale will be conducted the first ol November. The city’s list, also to be publish ed next month, covers the unpaid taxes of two years, 1929 and 1930. Numerous taxpayers are alreaci' paying their 1931* taxes In order to secure the discount offered fo, early payment. Officer Is Sued For$10,000 Over Automobile Hurts A damage suit in which Earl Costner, of the Beams MUl community, asks damages of $10,000 from Deputy Frank Walker as the result of injuries sustained In an automobile ac cident has been filed in super ior court. Costner was severely injuried. it I is contended, when struck by W&l-j ker's automobile one night a month or so ago. At the time, as it is re membered, Costner was helping some other men push a car along highway 18 north of Shelby. The Walker car, it was said, was head ed north and met another car com ing south just about the time It reached the car being pushed. Due to the lights of the approaching car blinding him Walker said he could not see the car being pushed ana those pushing it. Costner’s injuries it is set forth consisted of a broken leg and frac tured skull. Peyton McSwain and P. Cleveland Gardner are attorneys for the plaintiff in the action. Presbyterian Men Will Meet Tonight The men of the Shelby Presbv terian church will hold their monthly meeting at the church the evening at 7 o’clock. Supper will be provided for all who come. This being the first session of the fall work a full attendance is desired The program will be in charge of B. A. Lefler, W. L. McCord and I Harvey S. White. Delegates To Zion Given Home Assignments Association Meets On October 8-9 Rev. John W. Sutttr Will Preside As Moderator. Zion People Making Plans. Members of the Zion church con gregation six miles north of Shelby are making elaborate plans to en tertain the delegates and visitors who attend the Kings Mountain Baptist association which meets there October 8th and 9th. Rev. John W. Suttle who was elected | moderator at Zion nineteen years | ago and has served continuously [ since that time, will preside over the body. 11,000 Members. There are 42 Baptist churches holding membership In the Kings Mountain association and these churches have a combined mem bership of about 11,000. Mr. Sutt'.b, the moderator, says the revival meetings this year have been very fruitful and fully 700 new members have been added since the last as Kociational meeting at Patterson Springs. Delegates from the various churches have been assigned homes as follows which means that they will be guests in the homes of their people in the Zion community if they remain overnight, if not. they will eat their noon meal at a com mon table, looking to their host for attention in this respect. Delegates’ Homes Beaver Dam .. Mrs. Chtus. Cabaniss Bethlehem ...Tom Cornwell Boiling Springs_O. P. Iryln Buffalo.Clint Wellmon Carpenters Orove ._ Odus Royster Casar . taurel Hoyle Double Shcals_Mont Cabaniss Double Springs _Bate Blanton Dover ... d. T. Horn Eastsisle --J. L. Spangler Elizabeth . M. W. Martin Fallston.. G. L. Cornwell Flint Hill . Coleman Blanton Grover --C, A. Yarbrough Kings Mtn 1st. ...._J. F. Lutz Kings Mtn 2nd ..J. E. Horn Lattimore ..... Mrs. C. G. Poston Lawndale __ A. J. R. Hoyle Macedonia . P. B. Cabaniss Mulls Chapel ....-Lee Cornwell Mount Sinai .. Dan Gold New Bethel .. Joe Harris New Hope ... J. M. Gold New Prospect .. Charlie Cornwell Norman Grove ...... George Gold North Brook .... Mrs. J. M. Wilson Oak Grove .. Clarence Wilson Patterson Grove ... Grady Nichols Patterson Sprins .. Miller Sparks Pleasant Grove-Grady Wilson Pleasant Hill_Charlie Cabifiiss Pleasant Ridge .. Mrs. Ellen Wilson Ross Grove ...... Frank Cornwell Poplar Springs .... L. A. Blanton Sandy Plaijis __T. P. Cabar.iss Shelby 1st.. J. W. Irvin Shelby 2nd . G. T. Cabaniss Union ...-W. L. Simmons Wac# ....—.. will Cornwell Wallace Grove . Lem Vtggins Soar .....-....... Joe Spangler Forced To Write Check By 3 Men Young Shelby Man Acquitted Of Worthless Check Charge In County Court. In county court yesterday Loy Thompson, well known young Shel by man, was acquitted by a jtfry on a worthless check charge after he testified that he had been forced to write the check. According to the evidence Thomp son owed $87 to a man by the name of Smith who once worked for him. Smith, Thompson contended, also owed him some money. A month or two ago, Thompson, Smith, his brotherin-law, Ed Hoyle of Cherry ville, and another man by the name of Harrelson came to Shelby one night and took Thompson for a ride. Along a lonely road near the ; Elizabeth church Thompson »-idj the car was stopped and Hoyle dis played a gun and said that he iThompson) must write a check to Smith, Hoyle’s brother-in-law, for what he owed him. Thompson said he told them he would sign the check rather than take a chance of getting shot. The gun was not drawn on him but thrown back In the car, it was said. After some other words Thompson signed the check. The jury seemingly accepted the defense statement that the check was written under duress and returned an acquittal verdict but recommended that the debts be straightened out. It was jury day and the recorder's :ougt and the session lasted until 4 us frha ailcrnoap. Governor And Senator? Thr two men above will seek Democratic nominations to public office neat spring. They are A. 1. Maxwell ileft), commissioner of revenne, who is a candidate for governor: and Tam C, Bowie (right) who is a candidate for the United States senate. Mr. Maxwell’s policies were outlined In the press yesterday. Some Cleveland Cotton Selling A t Premium Due To Long Staple; Over 1,500 Bales Ginned Now Inrh And Sixteenth Staple Brings Seven Cents, Or Cent Above | Average, When the Shelby cotton market Is quoted at six cents per pound that does not mean that six cents is the top price. Long staple cotton brings at least a cent per pound prem ium. A Shelby cotton man today ex- ^ plained that when the average ^ short cotton, with a seven-eights of «h Inch staple, is bringing six cento the staple of fifteen-six teenth of an inch trill bring 6 1-1 to 6 3-4 cento per pound. At the same ration the long staple cotton, with a staple of one and one-six teenth Inches will bring seven cents and occasionally more. At some other market potato it Is knowh that the longer staple cotton has sold this year for eight cento and on a few occasions up to 10. More Long Staple Here. * Considerably more long staple cotton Is being grown now in Cleveland than ever before. More than 10 per cent of the crop of the State's largest cotton county is now of the long staple variety. The ma jority of this Is the Coker Inch and a sixteenth. The greater percent age of the cotton produced In the county, however, is that with staple of fifteen-sixteenths of an inch Much Ginned. At least 1,500 bales ot cotton have seen ginned in the county through ;he„45th. observers say. Approxi mately 75 per cent of the first 1, >00 bales ginned were taken to mar cet and sold Immediately. Hold Back Now. Since that time, however, not nuch of the cotton is being sold, rhe first green bales are usually sold just as soon as they are gin ned, cotton men say. Another rea wn for selling the first bales is a nove on the part of the farmer to ret a little cash money on hand. Most of them have done so with the [,500 bales ginned to date and only I small percentage of that ginned n recent days and to be ginned in ;he next week or so will be offered soon with the present market price Drevaillng. Scout Officials To Meet Sept. 22 Executive Board To Hold Meeting In Shelby With Eight Coun ties Represented. The executive board of the Pied mont council of the Boy Scouts of America will meet at the Hotel Charles on Tuesday night. Septem ber 22nd beginning with supper at ? o’clock. Representatives from eight coun ties of the Piedmont area council are expected to. be in attendance. Reports of the various departments of the cotincil will be received and plans for the fall and winter months will be made. J. W. Atkins of Gastonia is the president of the cuncii. B. L. Smith of Shelby, C. C. Dawson of Cram erton,. Harry Page of Lincolnton, P. P. Bacon of Tryon, Brooks M. Todd of Hickory, G. Max Long of Morganton, Rev. J. Lewis Thorn burg of Statesville and George R Tenant of Gastonia are vice presi dent. Warren Y. Gardner of Gas tonia is treasurer. Rev. G. R. Gil lespie is scout commissioner and R. M. Schiele is scout executive, B. L. Smith. R. T. LeGrand, Rev E>. B. Hayes and Everett Houser are local members of the board Iix-Sheriff Logan Shows Improvement The condition of former Sheriff Hugh A. Logan, who ts seriously ill at his home on North Morgan street, was sal<j| to be improved today. Sheriff Logan, for years popular high sheriff of Cleveland county and a veteran soldier, has suffered for some time with organic heart trouble. His condition became ser ious over the last week-end, but since Sunday, his physician said to day, he has shown improvement.1 The fact that he has rallied some what will be cheering news to hun dreds of friends who have been con cerned about him for several days. Tiny People, Midgets From Russia, Will Appear At Big Cleveland Fair First Troupe Of Type To Appear In America, No Larger Than Doll Babies. The first troupe of Russian mid gets ever to appear in the United States will be with the Model Sljpws of America, when that fam ed amusement organization pitches its tents and rides on the midway at the Cleveland coufaty fair this year. Six tiny men and women—no larger than doll babies—perfectly formed, and each one an entertain er. these remarkable lillputians present an entertainment of the highest caliber. They appear in their own miniature theatre, which is fitted up to resemble the inter ior of a metropolitan opera house. They are from the old Czarist royalty, and were court entertain ers before the soviet unrising. Sine*1 the change in Russian affairs they have toured Europe under the management of the eminent Rus sian impressario M. Chaiplitsky, and have created a sensation wher ever they have appeared. Hearing of their continental suc cess Rubin Gruberg. president of the Model Shows of America, sent a representative over-seas, and they arrived in the United States last June. They speak several languages fluently, and offer programs in Italian, French, Germany, Russian and English. In addition to their vaudeville program they stage a miniature presentation of the fa mous play Madame Sans Gene, with the smallest man essaying the role of Napoleon. The Russian midgets will be one of the 20 high class shows, as well as innumerable rides, that will be found on the midway this rear. Co-Ops Open Up Grading Office For This Area / Speed* Payment To The Farmer AMmfation Establishes Classing Headquarters In Shelby To Handle Cotton. Speeding up payment of the full advance, along with grade and Maple premiums on cotton above middling 7-8, the North Carolina Cotton Growers Co operative aasoeiatlon Tuesday opened an interior classing of fice in the Planters and Mer chants warehouse at Shelby. The state cooperative, which ad vances members within one cent per pound the average market price and still allows them to re tain their equity in the cotton, n providing Interior classing service for the first time. Heretofore members were paid a tentative advance upon delivery of cotton to cooperative warehouses or receiving agents, and the full ad vance, along with grade and staple premiums, was completed after the Icotton bad been graded shd staoled. Quick Pay. With thk new service, however members can deliver cotton to the Interior classing office, stand by and see it- weighed, graded and stapled, and receive their full ad vance check with no delay, L. L. McLaughlin, who has had more than 10 years experience as a cotton classer, will be In charge of grading and stapling in the local office, and J. O. Propst, of Shelby as draft clerk, will issue the fuE advance and quality premium checks. Expert Classer. Mr. McLaughlin, who averages M on staples in ap examination foi license as a federal cotton classer comes to Shelby from GreenvilU where lie was connected wit* Speight and company as a classer. For the past two years Clevelane has led all counties In the produc tion of cotton, and Cleveland grow ers have also paid especial atten tion to growing Improved grades and staples. Officials pointed out tha< this Is one of the reasons why they were so anxious to get an exper ienced cotton classer for their Shel by office. Better Varieties Since Cleveland farmers practice growing improved varieties, It m pointed out that proper grading and stapling will allow them U claim, substantial premiums on theh cotton. In many instances, officials said, the cooperative advance and quality premium would exceed the average open market price. The local office Is one of sever*: the cooperative is opening in ths state as an additional service to It* members. Church PlansFor Baptist Canvass Baptist To Make Every Member Cancas* In This Association Nov. 29-Dec. 6th. There was a large gathering of Baptist ministers, laymen and church and Sunday school officers 'held 4iere this morning at the First Baptist church to plan for the every-member canvass to be con ducted simultaneously in the 67 as sociations in the South. Already 18 associations have been organized and the Kings Mountain Associa tion organized at this meeting. Hon. Henry B. Edwards will di rect the work in this association. Others in the organization for this association are Two pastors. Revs. W. A. Elam and D. F. Putnam, two laymen. C. F. McSwain and Fred Greene, from the W. M. U. Mrs. John Wacaster and Mrs. J. C. Dodd, two from the B. Y. P. U.. Mrs. L. H Ledford and Curtis Falls, two from the Sunday school, B. T. Falls and J. W. Costner. The chairman and committee were picked with a great deal of care and will wage an intensive and extensive campaign from Nov. 29th to Dec. 8th. under the direction of Dr. Fred Brown and the Southern Promotion Committee. While the campaign is on, attention will bf given to the Btbhcal Recorder, * leadership training school in Ra leigh, a day of prayer far the w cess of the canvass, training school* a convention at Winston-Saler and a subscription campaign at th*. close. OTHER CITY AND CpDNTI SEWS ON PAGE EIGHT.