North Carolina Newspapers

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VOL. XXXVll, No. Ill
SHELBY, N. 0. WKDNKSDT, SEPT. 16 1931 Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons.
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Cotton, per lb. _fic,
Cotton Seed, per hundred .... 40c
fair Thursday
Today’* North Carolina Weather
Report: Generally fair tonight and
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.
Clubs Prepare
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
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 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
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?.
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
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
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 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.
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
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
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
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
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 |
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
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
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
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
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
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
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*
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*.

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