1 v'OL. XXXV11, No. 112 SHELBY, N. U FRIDAY, SEPT. 18. 1931 1 I 10 PAGES TODAY Published Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. •lr Mail, an rear, tin I'trrtaf, nrr rear Oft > Late News TIIE MARKET Cotton, per lb. .... 6c Cotton Seed, per hundred .... 35c Fair And Cooler. Today's North Carolina Weather Report: Generally fair tonight and Saturday. Somewhat cooler in west and north portions tonight and in terior Saturday. Warm September. The weather in the Shelby sec tion this week has been the warm est experienced here in September In several years. Wednesday, Thurs day the Ebeltoft thermometer reg istered a little above 90 degrees and the mercury was climbing near 90 just before noon today. Thermom eters at several points in the State reached 96 yesterday and ip Ra eigh school children were turned out at 1 in the afternoon Thursday due to the oppressive heat. Dover Reviews Kiwanis Work; 3 Clubs Here Asks That Club Combat Commun ism And Higher Taxes On Corporations. After reviewing the achievements of the Shelby Kiwanis club during its eight years of existence in Shel by, at a tri-club meeting at- the Hotel Charles last night, J. ft. Dov er, principal speaker asked that the club use its influence to com bat communism and the growing burden of taxes on corporations. iwi uuesis present. Over 100 Kiwanians were present, representing the Shelby, Forest City and Rutherford clubs. A tew ladies added to the charm of the occasion with their presence and delightful solos. Mrs. Miller and Mrs. Logan of Rutherford county each sang solos and a duet (The Bells of Saint Mary> with Miss Nanny as accompanist. Mrs. Ben Suttle and Mrs. Dale Kalter were the soloists from the Shelby club, with Miss Elmore as accompanist. Mr. Dover eloquently portrayed the achievements of the Shelby Kiwanis club, recalling what it has done for the Boy Scouts, the un der-privileged child, state finances by furnishing Max Gardner, a busi ness man to pilot the ship of state through Its troubled course, pro motion of the Cleveland county fair, etc. Particularly did he appre ciate the loyalty of Kiwanis friends in subscribing in a single night $264,000 with which to build a local textile plant. The subscription cam paign was finished by a Kiwanis committee in a few days following. Tribute To Mill Workers Mr. Dover paid tribute to the so called “mill people” of Shelby foi their integrity of character and de clared that "the only difference be tween us and them is that we have been away from the country a lit tle longer and have learned more meanness. Practically all of us came from the country.” He told of the inadequate school building serving the Ora and Dover mill communities and asked the in fluence of the Kiwanis club mem bers toward a better building. These mills are paying for two months extended term of school there. "Our employees are a happy, thrifty people, ambitious for them selves and their community. We 'CONTINUED ON PACE TEN Mrs. Amos Wright Of Boiling Springs Dies Buried At Pleasant Grove Church Was 80 Years Old. Husband And Two Children. (Special to The Star.) Monday evening, September 14, Mrs. Amos Wright died at her home in Boiling Springs. She was eighty >ears, one month and twenty-four days old. The funeral services weie conducted from Pleasant Grove Baptist church by her pastor, Rev. J. L, Jenkins Tuesday afternoon at 3 o’clock in the presence of a large number of her relatives and friends. Mrs. Wright spent practically all her life in the Lord’s service, hav ing joined New Prospect Baptist church at the early age of thirteen. She was a woman of refinement, culture, charm and deep consecra tion. Wherever she lived, her neighbors always spoke in highest praise of her. She and her family have always been considered some of the very finest folks in the Boil ing Springs community. Mrs. Wright was highly honored 1n several respects. ■ God honored her with a long life. He honored her by giving her a noble parentage. She was the daughter of Mr. W Wellmon Williams of Cleveland county. She is survived by her husband Mr. Amos Wright and two chil dren, Mr. W. P. Wright who Is with the Shelby Casket Co at Shelby and Mrs. A. G. Melton, wife of Rev. A. G. Melton, of Boiling i Springs, also by two brothers, Mr. Kim Williams and Mr. Zem Wil liams of Beams Mill and one sister. Mrs. Kissiah Gardner of Concord. ! County Teachers Have $40,000 Pay Coming jTwo Months Without Pay Check i i All County Schools Closed After Today For Cotton Picking:. Sell Buildings. When the remainder of the rural schools of Cleveland county close down this afternoon for the cotton picking season the teachers, janL tors and truck drivers will have over $40,000 pay due them for two months worn already done. Last week five or six of the long terrfl schools closed for six weeks ; and the teachers returned to their ; homes unpaid for seven weeks of ! teaching. It was hoped that the pay ' checks for the first month would have arrived from Raleigh by the latter part of the week, but they failed to come in and had not ar rived today as the six other schools , closed. As a result many of the teachers are low on funds and are unable to meet their obligations un til the checks arrive. Early Opening Cause. rms year scnooi saianes are be ing paid by the State, therefor the delay. Except in Cleveland possibly another county or two the schools do not open until September and the reorganization of the school system with all being State-sup ported was not completed before the rural Cleveland schools had opened. The schools here, which open early so as to close for cotton picking, had operated a month or more before any other State schools started. Due to this fact the late arrival of the monthly pay checks has not proved inconvenient in other counties. Building Auction. On the first Monday in October eight abandoned school buildings in the county will be sold at public auction at the court house. These schools were abandoned due to con solidation writh ther schools. The buildings to be sold are those known as Palm Tree, Pleasant Hill, Cedar Orove, Hardin, White’s. Mary's Grove, Plonk and Mt. Pleas ant Mrs. Edens Funeral , Held This Afternoon Mrs. Sarah Edens, 39 years of age, iied last night about 10 o'clock at her home on East Warren street extension. Death resulted from tuberculosis from which she had been suffering for some time. Funeral service swere conducted this afternoon at 4:30 at the Mis sionary Methodist church with Rev. Mr. Sisk officiating. Interment will be in Zoar cemetery. Mrs. Edens is survived by her husband and three daughters, Sun nie, Eunice and Christine. Surviv ing also are a brother, Alvin Pruitt, and a sister, Mrs. Pearl Durham. Mrs. Edens came to Shelby about a year ago from her native state of South Carolina. Miss Anthony Will Operate Tea Room Miss Margaret Anthony today an nounces the opening of a tea room in the Anthony brick residence, just cfut of the business section on South Washington street. The tea room, to be known as “Margaret's” will cater to afternoon affairs and night and Sunday dinner parties in ad dition to serving regular meals by the week and month and also fur nished rooms. County Fair Calls Off Plan To Admit People For Cotton Officials of* the Cleveland county fair decided yesterday to call off the offer to admit peo ple to the fair late this month for 12 pounds of seed cotton. The decision to withdraw the uni que admission plan was reached, Secretary -J. 8. Dorton states, after many county farmers had protest ed, They commended the motive fcehind the move to enable many to go who might not otherwise think they could afford it, but feared that j the offer would encourage the theft of seed cotton from the fields. Two other sound reasons were advanced for the decision: It is Il legal for seed cotton to be purchas ed or traded in odd lots after dark which would automatically elimin ate cotton admission at night; and fair officials realized that it would be very inconvenient to handle the gates under, the cotton plan with varied grades of cotton coming in to be weighed and stored. "The farmers make the fair and it is their support in offering ex hibits and attending that keeps it going. For that reason,” says Dr. Dorton, "we have decided it best to adhere to their views. But I would remind that general admission has been reduced from 50 to 25 cents and nowhere in the United States can anyone get more educational entertainment for a quarter than we will have at the fair.” Champion Of All Fox Hounds To Be At Cleveland Fair “Dangers Fancy,” the fox hound which won the national field trials in 1030, will be among the entries at the dog show of the Cleveland County Fair late this month. The famous fox hound belongs to the Golden Valley Kennels at For est City and is one of the most widely publicized dogs in America. Other dogs from the same kennels will be entried. There will be three departments of the dog show. In the hound de partment prizes are offered for the best all-age dog and bitch, the best derby dog and bitch, the best puppy dog and bitch, and the best dog of the show. Similar prizes and the same number will be offered in the bird dog department, and also in the non-sporing dog department which will cover dogs of every breed. Dan Frazier and Bate Blanton will supervise the dog show which is expected to draw dog lovers from all sections of Piedmont and Western Carolina. Young Business Men Form A Bible Class A newly organized Bible class at the First Baptist church here is growing rapidly. The class, known as the young business men's Bible class, is taught by Mr. Horace Easom, assistant pastor of the church and has made remarkable progress since being organized a fortnight ago. Members of the class are now urging all young men not affiliated with other classes to join with the hope of building up one of the largest classes in the city. Bronc Busters And Indians Of West Will Be At Cleveland County Fair Frontier Days Spectacle With Thrills Of Old West Coming Here. A page from the glorious past, torn from the history of olden days before the advance of the old time settlers, is the vivid panoramic spectacle presented by Col. Jim Es kew, noted scout and plainsman and protege of the late Buffalo Bill, which will be with Model Shows of America at the Cleveland County Fair. With Col. Eskew in person, as di rector general .thirty noted broncho busters endeavor daily to subdue the vicious mankillers, while other champions give exhibitions of trie" and fancy riding, roping, lariat twirling, Australian boomerang, ann other sports. Miss Dolly Eskew. lady champion j trick and fancy rider of the world, Jim Eskew, Jr., the 12 year old son and little "Tom Mix” Eskew, who is just nine ere competitors and carry on the name of Eskew to fame and glory, as well as a galaxy of the pick of the real dyed in the wool cowboy experts who have won honors at the Calgary Stampede, the Pendleton Round-Up, and oth er famous events. In addition to bronchos and buck ing steers, a herd of buffalo from the JE ranch, as well as the ola time Deadwood stage coach that used to carry the U. 8. mail and Wells-Fargo shipments between Port Sill,. Oklahoma and Dead wood, S. D.—now over 100 years old—are with the rodeo. Chief Roll ing Thunder and a band of Sioux Indians from the Pine Ridge Agen cy lend picturesque color and thrills to the program. Cleveland Has 18 Million Dollars In Land, Buildings No. 6 Leads In Value Of Farms Anil Building. No. 8 Has More Farm Machinery. County Ninth Only eight of the 100 coun ties In North Carolina have farm land and buildings*val ued higher than those of Cleveland county. They are Johnston, Fltt, Mecklenburg, Buncombe. Forsyth, Guilford, Robeson and Wake. Two of these—Buncombe and Meck lenburg—rate below Cleveland in value of farm machinery and implements, while the value of Mecklenburg's farm dwellings is less than that of Cleveland's. The total value of Cleveland farm land and buildings is *18,527,732; farm dwellings are valued at *3, 523,710, and farm machinery at $819,336. Cleveland county farm land and building were valued at *18,527,732 at the end of 1930 and No. 6 was the wealthiest farm township in the county, according to the agricultural census bureau. , No. 6 led in value of land and buildings, in value of buildings and dwellings, but No. 8 township, pro gressive agricultural section led in value of farm implements and machinery. Number Of Farms. There were 697 farms in No. 6 township, 628 in No. 4, and 599 in No. 9. The number of farms in other townships were listed as fol lows: 167 in No. 1; 383 in No. 2 ; 530 in No. 3: 445 in No. 5; 580 in No. 7; 563 in No. 8; 317 in No. 10, and 272 in No. 11. No. 6 township also led in num ber of acres of farm land with 30, 880. No. 4 was second with 29,460 acres, and No. 8 was third with 29,029. Acres of farm land in other townships were as follows: 11,511 in No. 1; 18,401 in No. 2; 21,577 lh No. 3; 24,485 in No. 5; 22.385 In No. 7; 24,308 in No. 9; 15,018 in No. 10, and 15,850 in No. 11. The value of farm lane and buildings by townships was given as follows: No. 1 . . No. 2 _ . No. 3 , No. 4 . No. 5 . No. 6 . No. 7 . No. 8 . No. 9 . No. 10 . No. 11 . $ 510,050 1,510,920 1.933,752 2,050,520 1,436,791 3,168.370 2,030.545 2,013.901 1,908,846 1.253,880 710,177 Farm Dwellings, Implements Farm dwellings and farm imple ments and machinery were valued as folows by townships: Townships Dwellings Implements No. 1 . 83,140 21,445 No. 2 . 260.545 49,104 No. 3 . 310,346 93,243 No. 4 . .. 528,150 79,276 No. 5 . 252,340 60,747 No. 6 . 553,180 111,275 No. 7 . ......... 460,365 58,736 No. 8 - 365305 123.601 No. 9 . ...- 289,089 76,829 No. 10 . .. 284,845 103,170 No. 11-j..... 136,505 41,910 Farm Implements and machinery; In the entire county were valued at $819,336. The value of farm dwell ings totalled over three and one-1 half million dollars. Cleveland County Gets $23,000 For Extended Schools Cleveland county long term schools will this year receive $23, 732.85 from the State equalization board, according to an announce ment from Raleigh yesterday. This sum is to aid long term school dis tricts in operating two months be yond the State supported six months limit. Rutherford county will receive $20,112.15. The two months extra fund, for the entire State is $1,426,875.55. This is aprpoximately $3,000 more} than Cleveland received for the ad- i ditional two months last year, ac cording to County Superintendent I J. H. Grigg. John A. Parker Of Casar Dies Here John A. Parker, 73 year old farm- j er of the Casar section, died in the, Shelby hospital Thursday morning j at 11 o’clock. Mr. Parker had been! suffering with erysipelas. He has %. daughter. Mrs. Tinsley Lall liv ing in Shelby on Chestnut street. His body was taken back to his home in tipper Cleveland for in terment Gardner Not To Call Session In State On Cotton Considers Move Not Wise Plan Legislative Action Would Not Help Cotton Farmer, He Tell* Gov ernor Of Texas. Raleigh. Sept. 18.—Governor O. (Max Gardner is unalterably oppos ! ed to the plan to prohibit the plant ing of any cotton next year by leg islative enactment, as favored by Governor Huey Long, of Louisiana.1 and under no consideration will he call the North Carolina general as sembly into session to consider such a plan. So he told Governor Ross Sterl ing, of Texas, both over long dis tance telephone and again later In a telegram. And he reiterated his position to newspapermen here. "It is going to take a great deal more than legislative action by one or all the southern cotton states to solve the cotton problem,” Gover nor Gardner said. "And the prob lem is not so much one of bringing about a cotton holiday or of man datory acreage reduction, so much as the development of other things to take the place of cotton. At least that is the way I look at It from the North Carolina angles. “Here in this state we must find new uses’ for cotton, or else find a substitute crop for It. Farmers must raise more chickens. more cows, more vegetables and more fruit Instead of cotton—and the state must help In finding a mar ket for these other commodities, as well as for what cotton continues to be produced. “But no one state can solve the problem alone—nor can all the cot ton growing states solve It without the co-operation and help of all the cotton growing nations. “As I told Governor Sterling, 1 am interested in co-operating In any practical, workable plan that will help the cotton situation. But I do not believe legislation is the remedy, unless all the states can agree upon a single plan. Governor Sterling turned a deaf ear when I suggested a preliminary conference of all the governors of the cotton states two weeks ago. But Wednes day he called them all on long dis tance to talk to them. But it was too late.” Sheriff Logan Is Critically Sick Popular Citizen Took Turn For Worse Last Night. Little Hope For Recovery. Former Sheriff Hugh A. Lo gan, who has been seriously ill with heart trouble for some time, too a turn for the worse last night and is now in criti cal condition. He seemed to rally slightly today and was conscious at periods, but little, if any, hope is entertained for his recovery. Called Family. When his condition became worse last night he had all members of his family called to hla bedside and informed them that ha was ap proaching the end. One of the county's best known men, hundreds of friends were grieved to learn today that he had little chance to live. Man Killed Along Shelby-Newton Road P. P. Huffman Killed In Crash On Newton-Shelby Road. Macon Watts Held. Hickory, Sept. 18— Macon Watts, 19, of Taylorsville, yesterday was re leased under $1,000 bond for his ap pearance in court at Newton as a result of the head-on automobile collision on the Newton-Shelby road Wednesday night which caused the instant death of P. P. Huffman, 73 of Jugtown. Ralph Fulbright. 13, who was rid ing with Huffman, received a brok en Jaw, cuts and bruises. He is be ing treated in the hospital here. Watts was driving a chicken truck, the property of S. Ross Hewitt of Taylorsville, and was oc companied by Ralph Deal, 24, also of Taylorsville. Both machines were demolished. Dr. F. T. Foard, who lives near the scene of the accident, reported Huffman was killed instantly and that his neck was broken and his chest crushed. i Senate’s Two Blind Men i—«—r,i,r.»'"■ T Thomas P. Gore (left). Democrat, of Oklahoma, and Thomas D. ! Srhall, Progressive Republican, of Minnesota, the two blind members! of the United States senate, are shown helping each other down the steps of the National Capitol In Washington. D. C. Senator Gore is In his third term, while the Minnesota solon Is entering his second term after serving ten years in the House. While the blind lawmakers sit on opposite sides of the Senate, they are often seen walking to gether. This Is the first time two sightless men have been members of the senate at the same time. Texas Rejects “No Cotton Plan South Carolina May Accept 1932 Measure; Long Called A “Liar” Texas Legislature May Curtail But Not Eliminate. South Caro lina Favorable. Austin, Texas, Sept. 18—After decisively defeating the plan of Oov. Huey P. Long, of Louisiana, advocate of no cotton planting in 1932, Texas legislators last night were in disagreement over provi sions of suggested curtailment measures. Compromise steps were being tak en, however, and a free conference committee was expected to be nam ed tomorrow to draft a bill on which both the house and senate would agree. The house passed a curtailment bill which would restrict cotton planting to one-third of the culti vated area. The vote was 86 to 32 Senate Has Not Acted A coalition senate bill was amend ed to restrict planting to one-fourth the land in cultivation. The senate measure has not been subjected to a final vote. Governor Long announced at Baton Rouge his refusal to declare void the Louisiana law prohibiting cotton growing next year, explain ing he wished Louisiana to ‘stand fast" in the event other states still might adopt thi cotton prohibition plan. The Louisiana executive explained that he has until January 15, 1932, to repeal the statute If other cot ton states do not enact similar leg islation. Previously Governor Long had accepted the defeat of his pro gram In Texas, the largest cotton growing state, as meaning the death of the no-entton plan. Long Fails To Apologize. ••There is not a chance under God’s sun of my calling a special session of the Louisiana legislature to pass any acreage reduction bill.” Governor Long said. "Such a law 'CONTINUED ON PAGE TEN * Retires After Three Decades As Magistrate A man who has been jus tire of the peace In Cleveland county for almost three de cades, during which time he has married 134 couples, will resign from office Saturday, the 19th. 'Squire Sylvanus Gardner, now living in Shelby, became a magistrate on Nov. 5, 1902. Since th£t time he has tried 535 criminal cases and 384 civil cases in addition to per forming over a hundred mar riages. Rev. Mr. Kirk Comes To Central Sunday In the absence of Rev. L. B. Hayes from Central Methodist church Sunday morning Rev. John P. Kirk, general secretary of board or Christian education in the West ern North Carolina conference, will bring the message at the morning worship service. It will be remem bered that Rev. Kirk was presid ing elder of this district a few years ago, and his coming will be of in terest to many. In the evening at 7 o’clock there will be a meeting ol the young people's division of the church, and at 8 o'clock Rev. L. B. Hayes will bring the message of the evening Dance At W. O. W. Hail: There will be a dance at the W. O. W. hall tomorrow night begin ning at 8:30 o'clock. North Carolina Has $418 Insurance For Every Person Living In Borders People Of State Have Total Over Billion Dollars In Life In surance Now. Asheville, Sept, 18 —North Caro lina, although small in population, can boast $1,300,000,000 of life In surance in force tcxjay, an average of about $418 for every man, wom an and child. Major A. L. Fletcher, deputy insurance commissioner of the state, told the Industrial Insur ers’ conference in session here, Speaking of the 11 North Caro lina life insurance companies do ing industrial business. Major Fletcher stafed that during 1930, a year of depression almost if not quite the equal of the present year, these 11 companies registered a net gain In premium income over 1929 of $217,000, and that their indus trial insurance in force increased! from *89,887,947 on December 31, 1929, to $77,383,530 on December 31, 1930. *'Our complete figures for all life companies operating in the state during 1930, including both ordi nary and industrial, showed a net gain in insurance in force over the previous year of *38,288,987," Major Fletcher said. "While this gain is not as large as the average gain of previous years, it serves to bear out my statement that North Carolina can point to one great business that is not slipping and for this we should be duly grateful.” Expressing thanks for the splen did service rendered representatives of companies from outside the state. Captain Fletcher said: "X know that you will pardon me iCtWTIKVtD ON PADS TENS Prohi Officers In Big Roundup For Court Here Hit Rutherfordton Lincolnton Sections Get Eight Men At Each Flat* After Clean-up In South Moun tain Moonshine Area. Fedora I prohibition olfirer* are applying the sponge to liquor artivltles in this section in preparation for the conven ing of United State* Diatriet court in Shelby Monday week. Last week and lids week arourn two score arrests have been madi in Burke, Lincoln, Rutherford anc Cleveland counties, Indications art that the drive will continue for an other week, although this is no! definitely known as the prohi of ficers so far have given no advancr notice of their .successful raids Deputy Marshal F. B. (Oard) Ham rick, of Bolling Springs, this coun ty, is playing an important role ir the general roundup. HU Shiners. The first public knowledge of the raids came last week when sever* officer* practically cleaned out the moonshine manufacturing sectior in the South Mountains of Burke county, Just a few miles from the Cleveland county line. Just ho* many arrests were made is not def initely known, unofficial reports placing the number from 15 to 31 Hit Two Places. On Tuesday and Wednesday the Federal officers cooperating witt local officers swooped down upor two neighboring counties almost simultaneously. Eight men were ar rested in Lincoln county and eight in Rutherford. The majority oi these were designated as bootleg gers while the South Mountain ar ■crwmuED on paq»: six . Make Plans For Kings Mountain Celebration Day Major General Jenkins Will Speak There On Wednesday. October 7. Major-General John Jenkins of Washington, D. C„ a retired offi cer of the United States army, will deliver the principal address at the 151st anniversary celebration of the battle of Kings Mountain on the battleground October 7. General Jenkins' father was as sociated with Col. Asbury Coward i: the operation of the old King Mountain military academy a York, 3. C. A marker to Colone Coward will be unveiled on the bat tleground. The grandson and namesake o Colonel Coward, who lives In Phil adelphia, has been invited to un veil the marker, which has beer erected by the Kings Mountain D R. R. chapter at York. The main speaking and celebra tion will be in the morning. There will be a picnic dinner. During the aftirnoon the Major Frederick Hambright D. A. R. chapter of the town of Kings Mountain will un veil a marker commemorating the life of Major Hambright at the spot where he was wounded. Descend ants of the Revolutionary hero wil participate in the unveiling of the second marker. Colonel Coward was president 01 the Kings Mountain centennial as sociation, which staged a big cele bration at the hundredth anniver sary of the battle and unveiled the large monument erected by the federal government, and he was in strumental throughout his life in promoting the battleground, which was recently made a national mili tary park by the federal govern ment. President Hoover delivered the address at the sesqui-centen nial celebration last October. Seed Declines to 35c Per Hundred Pounds Cotton seed opened at 40c per hundred but declined Wednesday to 35c. One of the most prominent buyers has sent the following to seed buyers: "Effective at once we beg to quote basic car seed at $10.00 per ton fok cars, and car lots at warehouse ai $9.50 per ton. "This would make wagon seed $7.00 per ton or 35 cents per hun dred equals to 10 1-2 cents pet bushel. if you expect the usual commission between car lots and wason lots."