VOL. XXXVII, No. 113 SHELBY, N. C. MONDAY. SEPT. 21. 1931 Published Monday. Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. 8 PAGES I TODAY »-... . j HT Mall. par ini. (la umw _ ,».(M Late News THE MARKET Cotton, spot ......__ i\ic Cotton Seed, per hundred .... 35c Fair Tuesday. Today’s North Carolina Weather Report Generally fair tonight and Tuesday. Court Opens A week’s term of Superior court convened here this morning with Judge John H. Harwood presiding. The term, created by the last ses sion of legislature, will be devoted entirely to clearing up the civil calendar. None of the litigation is of major importance with the pos sible exception of several damage suits against the. City of Shelby over Sewage and septic tank disposal. Mass Meeting Of Farmers Thursday To Discuss Cotton Cleveland County Farmers To Talk Proposed Legislation For Cutting Crop. A mass meeting of Cleveland county farmers has been called to meet in Shelby at the court house Thursday, Sept. 24. at 11 o'clock, to determine the senti ment for calling a special ses sion of legislature about cur tailing the 1932 crop. The meeting will be open to "veryone and farmers are asked to attend and express their opinions. The views of some of the backers ">f the meeting is that the 1932 crop thould be curtailed 50 percent in Cleveland and other cotton-grow thg counties in North Carolina, I AH Over State. Meetings have been called in 141] towns in the cotton growing coun- i ties of North Carolina for the same day to “get an expression from the people as a whole.” The meetings were called by the Kinston chamber of commerce or ganization following a mass meet ing at Smithfield when a resolu tion was adopted suggesting that Governor O. Max Gardner call the state legislature into session to consider acreage curtailment legis lation. A chairman has been selected for each of the 141 meetings, Bartlett | said, adding that cotton growers he ] had come In contact with express ed themselves as favoring curtail ment by legislation. The sessions will be held at 11 a. m. Governor Gardner recently an nounced he would not call the North Carolina general assembly into extraordinary session to con sider the Long no-cotton-in-I932 plan, passed in Louisiana and South Carolina, and would not call a spe cial session to consider any plan adopted by Texas until it was prov ed practical and workable. Prize Winners In Contest Given M. Q Hamrick, who works In the office at the Shelby Cotton mill won first prize, a $35 Ollendorf wrist watch given by Alexander Jewelry store; Joe C. Whisnant, second prize, a $7.50 ladies hand bag from McNeely’s; Mrs. M. Q. Hamrick, of Shelby, third prize a $5 trade in allowance at Beck and t Pratt’s dry cleaning plant; Dewey Callahan of R-l, Lattimore, won fourth prize, $5 worth of Hava Rexa cigars and Mrs>P. L. Hennesa, of Shelby, fifth prize, $2.50 worth of Hava-Rexa cigars, the latter two prizes being given by the Rex Cigar Co., of Shelby. It was a letter-writing contest in which the public was invited to write letters on "Why I Trade With These Business Firms.” In all, there were twenty merchants sponsoring the contest and over 100 letters re ceived by the contest editor. These letters were turned over Friday night to a committee of three com posed of a lawyer, a school teacher and a stenographer, all disinter ested parties, who selected the win ners on the merits of the letters > submitted. Before the letters were submitted to the judges, the names were torn off the letters and numbers sub stitute^ therefor in order that the Judges might not know the nances of the contestants. Winners will please call at The Star office and get a letter certi fying the fact that they are win ners. These letters presented to the Alexander Jewelry store will get the prizes on display in the window there. Week And A Half Before Tax “Ads” County and city officials of Cleveland and Shelby reminded to day that delinquent list is pub lished the first of October as re quired by law. The city will advertise unpaid 1829 taxes in addition to 1930 taxes. Sheriff Hugh A. Logan Died Here Early Today i Veteran Soldier And For 10 Year® Popular | Sheriff Of Cleveland County To Be Buried Tuesday Afternoon. Greatly Beloved Citi zen Died Of Heart Trouble. Ex-Sheriff Hugh A. Logan, who died this morning at his home on N. Morgan street, will be buried here in Sunset j Cemetery Tuesday afternoon, the funeral to be conducted at | 3 o’clock from the First aaptist church by Dr. Zeno Wall, > pastor, with members of tne Masonic fraternity in charge. aneriir l.ogan aiea tms morning !at 7:30 o'clock after a decline In health extending over several years For several weeks his condition had been growing more serious and for two days prior to his death he j was unconscious except for a brief moment when he seemed to recog nize his wife who stood constantly by his side. * Served Ten Tears. Sheriff Logan was one of '~th” county’s most outstanding citizens. His giant physique carried a heart of gold that loved humanity and bore no 111 will toward anyone. He was kind hearted, generous and up right in his life and conduct. Cleve land county has produced few men more popular and beloved than he For ten years he served as sheriff of Cleveland county until he de clined to run for the office again because of his failing health. Nine Children. Sheriff Logan was born near Patterson Springs 34 years ago last Febrary, the son of John R. Logan. He was married 31 years ago to Lula Logan Herndon who survives together with nine children: Ran dolph Logan, Mrs. Yates McSwain, Fred Logan, Mrs. Dean Duncan, H. A. Logan, Jr., Evans McSrayer Log an, Dovie and Chas. Logan. Two grandchildren and two sisters, Mrs. J. A. Ellis and Mrs. Jim Irwin, both of this county also survive. Fine War Record. Many years were given to mill-1 tary service before he became sher- ] iff of Cleveland county. As a young' man he served as first sergeant in the Spanish-American war and came home to be elected captain of old company G, first N. C. regi ment, which unit served on the Mexican border. When the World war broke out, - ©apt. ■ Logan offer ed his services and his war record was one of sacrifice and heroism. His men always held him in the very highest esteem for he had none of that exalted air which caused him to belittle or be mean those under his command. When he was first elected sheriff he succeeded Sheriff W. D. Lackey who had resigned. The commission ers offered to appoint him to fill out the unexpired term of Sheriff Lackey, but he insisted on an elec tion,in order that the people might make a choice. In all of his record as a public servant, he enjoyed the confidence of political opponents as well as his friends and supporters. At the age of 25 years Mr. Logan joined New Hope Baptist church at Earl. Later he moved his member ship nearer home to Patterson Springs where he served as a dea con. Since living in Shelby he has been a member of the First Bap tist church of Shelby. He was a member of the Masonic fraternity, the Junior Order and the Patriotic Sons of America, a member of the American Legion and commander of the local post of Spanish-Amer ican war veterans. The interment Tuesday afternoon will be in Sunset cemetery beside the remains of his parents. A num ber of out-of-town friends and rel atives are expected to attend the services here. OTHER LOCAL NEWS WILL BE FOUND ON PAGE SIX. f Masons, Deputies To Attend Logan Rites All Cleveland County Masons, For mer Officers To Attend Fu neral Tuesday. All Masons of Cleveland county and all deputy sheriffs who served under the late Sheriff Hugh A. Logan will assemble In Shelby Tuesday afternoon at 2:30 to at tend the funeral services of the former sheriff and veteran soldier. Cleveland Masonic lodge 202 has Invited all members of Masonic, lodges In the county to assemble at the Masonic temple in Shelby at 2:30, thirty minutes before the fu neral. All Officers. c Sheriff Irvin M. Allen this morn ing asked that all deputies who served under Sheriff Logan gather with present deputies and other officers at Allen's office In the cdhrt house between 2:30 and 3 so that they might attend the services in a body. Asheville Man Trie% To Involve One Here Accused Frank Newton Of Robbing Plant But Did Not Even Know Newton. Frank Newton, of East Sumter street Shelby, had an unusual ex perience over the week-end. Last week a filling station mana ger at Asheville, Croston by name, checked up short in one day’s ac count. The story he told was that he was hit over the head and held up by an acquaintance from Forest City by the name of Frank Newton. Saturday night Asheville officers came here and carried the Shelby Frank Newton back to Asheville with him. At the jail there when Newton appeared Croston said he had never seen Newton before when officers brought Newton in without telling Croston who he was. New ton was then freed and returned to Shelby b£ the Asheville officers. Newton’s father-in-law, Gordon Young, of Albemarle, was in Ashe ville yesterday checking up on the affair and he learned that Croston had told several contradicting stories of the alleged hold-up. The Newton who did it, Croston told Mr. Young, was a former employe at the Alexander mill at Forest City. Questioning there revealed that no man by that name had ever worked there. Just why the service station man picked out that name is not known, one theory being that some one with him might have known the Shelby man and used his name as a blind. Want Entries In For Fair Corn Exhibits Farmers who intend to enter their com in the 200-ear corn contest at the Cleveland County Fair this week are urged to get in touch with Farm Agent R. W. Shoffner this week and have space reserved. There will be room for only about 25 entries in the 200-ear class and space should be reserved this week. 21 STAR CARRIER ROUTES With the establishment this week of a carrier route at Lawndale, The Star now has 21 carrier routes with boys delivering The Star house-to-house to sub scribers on the afternoon of publication days. A means has been provided to send The Star to Lawndale at 4 o’clock and already 20 new subscribers have been added. Already The Star has 18 routes with in the corporate limits of Shelby, one at the Dover-Ora mills and one at Kings Mountain. _ Package mail is delivered to the postoffices at rallston, Belwood, Lattimore, Mooresboro, Boiling Springs, Earl and Patterson Springs on the day of pub ucation. All R. F. D. subscribers are served on the fol lowing day. The Star has nearly 5,000 subscribers and every facility is used to deliver'the paper while the news is fresh. No other paper outside a city daily has such a thorough and-prompt delivery system as The Star County Teachers Get Pay Checks For First Month Saturday was the first pay day In two month* for rural ! school teachers of Cleveland county. A check for $31,376.56 came ■ to the treasurer’* office Sat urday afternoon from Raleigh covering salaries for teachers and janitors for the month of August. Some of the checks were mailed to teachers who have already gone home since county schools have closed for cotton picking; other checks were deposited and some dis tributed to teachers in the county. Teachers In si* schools taught for two months before closing for cotton picking and the second month's check, totalling $25, 603.31 is expected to arrive Friday or Saturday. Teachers in other schools which oper ated about three weeks of the second month before closing will be paid for three weeks out of the check when it ar rives, according to a state ment today by the county board of education. Under the new State plan it is neces sary for the checks to be signed by four people—the county superintendent, the chairman of the education board, the county accountant and the county treasurer. Two Extra Months Of School To Cost Cleveland$66,814 State Gives Over One-third. Dis tricts Most Make up the Remainder. (Special to The Star) Raleigh, Sept 31.—Cleveland coun ty will receive $23,732.85 from the state fund of $1,500,000 to supple ment local taxes for the support of the two months extended school term,' over and above the constitu tional six raOOths term. The total cost of the extended term in this county, baaed on the standard es tablished by the state for the six months term, will be *86,814.89, the balance of which is to be paid from local taxes. The state board of equalization has found that a 14-cent tax rate will be necessary to produce the revenue needed from local funds, and has allotted to each district a sum sufficient to produce a school fund to pay the costs after the 14 cent rate has been levied. The to tal extended term cost on the state standard basis was found to be $4, 415,123, from which the $1,500,00 tax reduction fund is deducted, leaving $2,915,123 to be provided by local taxes, by which it is seen that the state pay slightly more than one-third of the extended term costs, as an average. In many cases it is half the cost. The combined property valua tion of all districts was determined at $2,737,024,233. The valuation of property in the districts of this county was fixed at $30,772,933, which, at the 14-cent rate, will pro duce $43,082.04 in local re.venue, to which the state adds the $23,752.85 to make the total cost of the two months extended term $66,814.00. Mr. Jenkins Becomes Circulation Manager J. C. Jenkins, of Patterson Springs has accepted a position as circulation manager and collector for The Star. He entered upon his duties this morning. Mr. Jenkins has been with Efird’s for about a year and prior to that time was a traveling salesman. Mr. Jenkins has a pleasant personality and many friends throughout the coun ty. He married Miss Ruth Gladden, a daughter of Mrs. W. A. Gladden of Patterson Springs. Padgett Home Burns In L&ttimore Section The home of Ralph Padgett be tween Lattimore and New House was destroyed by fire about noon Friday and practically all of the household and kitchen goods. Fire was discovered on the roof and an alarm was given, but it had gained such headway, all efforts to extin guish the blaze were of no avail Part of the household goods were carried in the yard but not beyond reach of the flames so they were destroyed. It is understood that Mr Padgett carried $1,500 insurance but this does not cover his loss. Maxwell In Row About Schools; Politics Warm Candidate - Teacher In Argument Fountain Submit* Four Plank*. General Newt of Raleigh And Politics. 'By M. R. Dunnag&n.) tStar News Bureau.) Raleigh. Sept. 21.—A full fledged row is on between A. J. Maxwell, commissioner of revenue and candi date for governor, and the school folks, or a school man. Supt. R. H. Latham, of the Wlnston-8alem schools, which gives promise of ex tending to the entire school field. Mr. Maxwell had a good word for the new school law, Mr. Latham answered and criticized it in a public address, and Mr. Maxwell responded, criticising Mr. Latham. Maxwell and Teachers. The subject matter of the con troversy is not important, but the row is on in the open now, as it has been smouldering for some time. School folks generally seem to have the idea that Mr. Maxwell i* after themt and the open break with Mr. Latham, a member of the state teacher body's legislative commit tee, seems to Indicate that the war Is on. Almost as a body. It is be lieved that the teachers will oppose Mr. Maxwell's ambition to be gov ernor. Mr. Maxwell apparently does not fear them. He may figure he {CONTINUED ON PAGE SIX ) South Shelby Girl Speaks At Charlotte Voting Student Invited To Talk Op Red Cross Work In School. » _ Miss Louise Whltener, bright daughter ot Mr. and Mrs. F. E. Whitener of the Lily Mill section and pupil in Miss Isabel Hoey's seventh grade, will go to Charlotte Thursday morning to make a ten minute talk at the regional confer ence of Red Cross workers on “The Junion Red Cross Work' in the South Shelby School." Two years ag?T forty Juniors from the South Shelby school were in vited to Gastonia to the regional I conference at which time they gave a demonstration during the after noon session of how they carry on the Junior Red Cross work in the school. Dies In Hospital From Cut On Toe A. B. Greene, jr., seven year old son of A. B. Greene, sr., who lives on S. Washington street, died in the Shelby hospital Saturday as a result of blood poison.. The lad cut his foot on a piece of glass and blood poison developed. The funer al was conducted by Rev. A. J. Wal ker at the Tabernacle on South Washington street on Saturday and interment was at Mooresboro. Shot Negro Remains In A Serious State Willie Strickland, negro, who was shot by Pres Parker, also colored, in a brawl in Shelby’s “little Har lem" section Saturday night two weeks ago, remains in a serious con dition at the Shelby hospital. His intestines were punctured eight places by the bullet. Parker was slashed about the neck by Strick land before he shot the other. Willie Love, young colored shine boy, was shot to death by one of the stray bullets fired during the knife and gun battle. Gardner Withdraws His Resignation Squire Sylvanus Gardner, who has served as a justice of the peace in Cleveland county for 10 years, has withdrawn his resignation and will continue to serve in this ca pacity, It was published last week that Squire Gardner had resigned, but since then he has been urged by many friends to continue in the office, so he has consented to do so. Hold County Court Sessions At Night All sessions of Cleveland county recorder’s court this week, will be held at night due to the fact, that superior court is in session in the main court room during the day. A heavy docket is scheduled to be tried at the session of court tonight and again Tuesday night when iury cases will be taken up. India’s Idol Comes Ashore Mahatma Gandl, the Indian leader Invested with the destinies of mil lions of his followers, is shown, attired In his usual simple native Karb, as he left the 8. S. Rajputana at Marseilles, France, on his way to the second Indian round table conference in London. Knives Play Important Part In Brawls In City And County Over Week-End; Dycus Youth Is Cut Two White Youths And Three Ne groes Carved Cp. All Will Recover. Three men, two white, We In the Shelby hospital and two others were carved up in cut ting affairs and brawls in Shel by and over Cleveland county during the week-end. None of those injured la consid ered in serious condition but the epidemic of knife battles, particu larly Sunday evening and night, gave officers, surgeons and physi cians considerable activity. In Hospital. Those In the hospital here this morning were J. T. Dycus, 20-year old son of J. A. Dycus of Shelby; Reban Early, white youth of Forest City; and Wm. F. Archer, npgro, of the Earl section. Would Not Drink. Young Dycus was cut about the face and head and stabbed in the shoulder, officers say, by Max Yaf borough, white youth who lives east of Shelby. The cutting took place on the Shelby-Cherryville road late Sunday night and Dycus was great ly weakened by loss of blood before he was brought to the hospital In Yarbrough’s blood-spattered Ford roadster. The story told by Dycus and Neb White, who were with Dycus 'CONTINUED ON PAGE SIX > Dr. Mitchell Better At Shelby Hospital Dr. W, F. Mitchell who has been sick for several weeks and unable to attend his practice, Is Improving and It Is thought he will be able to leave the Shelby hospital and re turn to his home on S. Washington street the last of this week. He Is suffering with heart trouble, but his son, Dr. Tom Mitchell, says he Is Improving although he teis lost considerable weight. City Minister Asks Pay Cut The Gaffney minister who asked for a salary cat due to the depression and reduced In come of his congregation has nothing on a Shelby minister. At the first of this month Rev. L. L. Jessup, pastor of the Second Baptist church, requested officials of his church to reduce his salary 10 percent In that he believed liv ing costs were lowered, a member of the church informs, and that the Income of the church members Is less than It was when his original salary was decided upon. Rev. Mr. Jessup not only re quested that such be done, but urged it and the reduction was made Shelby Barber Hurt As Car Turns Over Feestus Lewis In Hospital. Two Companions Were Slightly Injured. Feestus Lewis, Shelby barber, Is in the Shelby hospital with bruises and lacerations received last night when his Bulck roadster turned over near the Cleveland Springs golf club on Highway 20 east. Frank Hoyle, Jr., and Bill Doggett, who were with him were slightly bruis ed up, Hoyle being treated at the hospital but leaving thereafter. Lewis will probably leave the hos pital today or tomorrow, it was said his Injuries not being serious. The automobile was considerably damaged as It flipped over. Another car turning out of the road is said to have caused Lewis to pull over until his car hit the roadside ditch. “Believe It Or Not” Mystery Show Will Be A County Fair Attraction Many Bewildering Mysteries to Feature Entertainment Pro gram Next Week. Visitors to the Cleveland County fair this year will find that the Model Shows of America have brought many novelties in the way of high class shows and rides. Prominent among the attractions is a show, which has become world famous, called “Believe it or Not." Comfortably seated in a minia ture theater the audience is taken on a tour of the unsolved mysteries of the world, the whole coming to a gTand finale when Dr. Engomar looks into his crystal and tells ev erybody anything they may want to know regarding business, love, nealth, lost articles—or in fact any thing that might be troubling their mind. Those who have been amazed at the mysteries of Thurston and Blackstone have the big thrill of their lives when they step into this tented palace of mystery. Girls float in mid-air right out over the heads of the audience. Dancing girls vanish in a second. Ducks and pigeons change places with humans in a twinkling, and Naoni, the “Girl of a Thousand Swords” bewilders all when she permits sharp swords to pierce her entire anatomy—and then laughingly pulls them out and dances her thanks for the "torture” she has gone through. Prom all advance reports visitors will never forget "Believe it or Not" but this is only one of the twenty wonderful shows that will be found on the midway, in addition to a: score of rides. Fair Activity Increases With First Day Near To Be Busy Week For Fair Workers Eighth Annual County Fair Open* Tomorrow Work. Race Hone* Already Arriving. This will be a week filled with activity for officials, employee and exhibitors of Cleveland county's eighth annual fair and farm exposition, which opens. Tuesday, Sept. 29, Preliminary plan* for the big event of fiye days and nights have been underway for weeks, but with only one week to go much re maim to be done, and it is this week that the big tract will be transformer into a bustling city of activity anc preparation. Train For Races. One of the first preliminaries to attract attention at the fair grounds oil highway 20, east of Shelby, is the bringing in and training of the race horses which will participate in the races each afternoon during the five days. All Space Taken. Practically every bit of exhibit space has already been taken in the main exhibit halfc, and all over Cleveland county this week farmers and farm women and club and corrtmunlty organisations are preparing individual, community, school and general agricultural booth*. Antique fanciers, poultry men, dog owners, and livestock own ers are preparing their entries for the event and everyone is absorb ing that keyed-up enthusiasm which goes with the waiting days before the big fair. Mach Interest. Queries about exhibits, attrac tions, etc., sent to Secretary J. 8 Dorton indicate that many people from adjoining counties and states will as usual attend the premier county far mevent of the south. School Day. Tuesday, opening day, is “School Day” and all school children, not only of Cleveland county but of ad joining counties, will be admitted free on that day. A feature of the opening day, for ttw additional entertainment of the hundreds of school children who will be present, is the high school track meet. Attractive prises are be ing offered by Shelby merchants and the fair association to indivi dual winners and to the school winning the most points. In detailing the amusements and highlights of fair week, Secretary Dorton waxes enthusiastic over the nightly fireworks program. For sev en years the fireworks each night, have thrilled record crowds and this year Dr. Dorton secured the most sensational and colorful fire works exhibition to be had in America. Equal stress is placed up on the hair-raising and amusing free attractions before the big grandstand each afternoon and night. A11 these acts wiU be new and run the gauntlet of entertain ment. from rollicking comedy to death-defying stunts that will hold the crowds breathless. R. W. Bhoffner, farm agent, and Mrs. Irma P. Wallace, home dem onstration agent, have for several weeks had a full program aiding farmers and demons! ration clubs in assembly and preparing their exhibits and displays. Over rural Cleveland county unusual interest Is being shown in the agricultural features of the fair. In the various communities energetic farmers and their wives are preparing to show thousands of fair visitors that Cleveland knows quite a bit more about agriculture than how to grow cotton. Housewives will bring their prize household work, their tempt ing cakes and pastries, farm boyr will exhibit their livestock, theb pigs, etc., and the girls will com pete for ribbons in needlework and other arts of the 4-H clubs. With a big corn crop made the farmers are prepared to display the best corn exhibit of any fair and equal inter est is being shown in grain and other exhibits. Prom the thorough eagerness with which people in all walks of life, old and young, are anticipating the event, there is no reason to believe that the eighth fair will fall short in any respect to the seven big oc sasions of the past. Walnut Seedlings For 4-H Clubs Her# The State Forestry departmen has allotted 1,000 black walnu seedling to the 4-H club membei if Cleveland county. These seed iings will be distributed 29 to eaoa. :lub *member for one cent each 31ub members who desire thef ihould make application to Ur ;ounty agent by October L

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