PAGES TODAY M»ll w i«mr, (in Mnmi •■•rrimr. Ht inf, <m Mnnm VOL. XXXVU. No. 114 SHELBY, N. C. WEDNESD’Y SEPT. 23, 1931 Published Monday. Wednesday and fYiday Afternoons. The Big Cleveland County fair, Carolina’s Best, Opens In Shelby Tuesday, Sept. 29 — Five Eventful Days And Nights Late News THE MARKET Cotton, Spot _... Cotton Seed, hundred .. Rain Anri Today’s North Carolina Weather Report: Partly clondy tonight and Thursday. Coral showers In west and north tonight. Cooler Thurs day and in extreme west tonight. Superior Court. Th© week’s term of Superior rourt, presided over by Judge J. H. Harwood, was in its third day to day. It was thought that one of the four damage suits against the City of Shelby would be reached early in the morning. This will be the suit «f C. P. Jones vs. Shelby In which $4,000 is asked for damage from sep tic tank disposal. The term is a new one established by the last legisla ture for one week's trial of civil matters. Schools To Get Large Portrait Of Washington Froc Portrait To Be Supplied To All Schools Of Georye Washington. Announcement was made today by Congressman A. L. Bulwinkle that every school room of every school in his district will, within a tew weeks after the opening of the new school term, receive a beautiful portrait-poster of George Wash ington, executed in colors. The portrait to be used in these posters Is a reproduction of the fa mous Gilbert Stuart Athenaeum painting and will be 22 inches by 28 inches in size. This poster was se lected after a good deal of study, and is considered the finest exam ple of poster making available. The poster-pictures featuring George Washington are being dis tributed by Congressman Bulwinkle in cooperation with the United States George Washington bicen tennial commission of Washington, D. C., in order to stimulate interest among the thousands of school children of his district in the com ing nine-months celebration of the two hundredth anniversary of the birth of the Father of Our Country. Congressman Bulwinkle is in con stant touch with the activities of the United States George Washing ton bicentennial commission which was created by congress to formu late and execute plans for the great celebration in 1932. The United States commission 1s placing a good deal of emphasis on the cooperation of the school chil dren of America in this histone event. This poster-picture is just one feature of its work. Congressman Bulwinkle announc ed that he will see to it that the schools, clubs, churches and frat ernal and patritoic organizations in his district will be adequately sup plied with literature to be issued by the United States George Washing ’ ton bicentennial commission. The George Washington bicen fennal celebration will begin on February 22, 1932, and last until the following Thanksgiving day. Kiwanis Club Will Barbecue Thursday Club To Meet At Fair Grounds. Have Good Program In Store. The weekly meeting of the Shel by Kiwanis club will be held Thurs day evening at 8 o’clock at the Cleveland county fair grounds. A barbecue supper will be served, it is announced by Chas. A. Burrus. club secretary. Following the barbecue an un usual program of entertainment the first of its type ever presented in North Carolina, has been ar ranged for Kiwanians and their visitors. All are urged to attend. Grover Melton Dies In South Shelby Grover Melton, age 41 and 11 months, died last night at his home near the South Shelby school build ing. He was a victim of tuberculosis and had been sick since March of i* this year. Mr. Melton was well and favorably known in South Shelby where he had lived for 15 years and was an employe of the Ella Mill. He is survived by his wife, two children and three brothers. Fu neral services will be conducted by Rev. L. L. Jesup Thursday morn ing at 11 o'clock and interment will be at Zoar church cemetery. Empty Dwelling Is Damaged By Flames _ The L. P. Megginson dwelling in West Shelby, which is at present *„ unoccupied, was considerably dam aged by fire last night. The ftre trucks were called out about 15 minutes after midnight. The cause of the blaze in the empty dwelling li not known. » .ik Early Opening • Cutting Cotton j In This Section Cleveland Will Make 50,000 Bales Bolls Cracking Open Under Hot Sun Sooner Than They Should. Little Acreage Cut. The unusual hot weather of the late summer is cutting i down the Cleveland county cot ton crop, farmers say. , More heat than is customary at. ! this season of the year and for the ; last couple of weeks has been caus ing the bolls to pop open before I they are fully grown. Below Last Tear. General estimates have it that the i cotton crop this year will be around ' 10.000 bales under that of last year. Sam A. Ellis, one county farmer, estimates that the county will pro duce 50,000 bales, maybe a little more but very little. Had It not been for the sun crack ing the bolls open too early his opin ion is that the crop would have been 55,000 bales or more. “Until recently.” he said, “it look ed very much as if we would make near as much cotton this year as wc did last. There was some acreage reduction in the county, but no 1 great amount and a good early season brought the crop along in far better shape than last year. But the hot, dry weather holding on has about taken off that much.” Much Ginned. Two thousand or more bales, per I haps 3,000, have already been gin ned in the county, and quite a number of farmers are using cot ton bagging. j County Has 32 At Teachers College I - | Cleveland county has 32 students at the Appalachian State Teachers college, Boone .according to a tabu lation just issued by the school. Watauga county has 108, Avery county 24, Ashe county 48, Alle ghany county 27, Lincoln county 39, Iredell county 28, Rutherford coun ty 14, Wilkes 30, Yadkin 25, Cald well 27. There are 419 freshmen. 196 sophomores, 64 juniors and 62 seniors, making a total of 741 stu dents in college for the fall term. A reception was given the large student body in the college audi torium on Monday evening by the college faculty. Extension Classes At Shelby School On Wednesday at 4 o'clock Miss Angel, of the extension department of the University of North Caro lina, will fiegin extension classes al the Central high school here. Her i classes will be in physical educa tion and culture and any citizen is eligible although the major object is to train teachers. There Is a pos sibility that classes will be organized later for the women of the city. After the first meeting Wednes day classes will be held each Tues day at 4 o’clock. Masonic Meeting. Regular Masonic meeting Friday night of this week, beginning at 7:30 o’clock. “Pirates” Widow Bares Truth A new photograph of Mrs. Lillian C oiling* Is this one taken of her seated in the door of her home in Stamford, Conn. It Is the first photo she has permitted since “pirates” raided the yacht of her hat band, Benjamin P. Colling*, drowned him and kidnaped her. She now tells authorities that she thinks robbery was the only motive of the men who perpetrated the crime. Shelby School Enrollment Is Now Close To 3,000; Congested Conditions Have Been Relieved Miss Sophia Deal Buried At Grover Aged Maiden Lady Of Grover Suc cumbs Here In Shelby Hospital. Buried Today. Miss Sophia Deal. 75 years ol age, died in the Shelby hospital Tuesday afternoon at 2 o'clock and was buried at Grover this after noon at 3 o’clock, the funeral be ing conducted from Shiloh Presby terian church of which she was a devoted member. Services were con-1 ducted by Rev. J. T. Denby, her pas- ! tor. Miss Deal entered the hospital about two weeks ago for treatment. She had been in bad health for some time, and had been making her home with two of her nieces, Misses Mamie and Edith Ham bright. Prior to her coming to Grover, she lived with her sigter, Mrs. R. P. Roberts at Cherokee Falls, S. C. Surviving are the following niec es and nephews, Misses Mamie ard Edith Hambright of Grover; Mr. Bell Hambright of Grover; Kather ine Scott of Blacksburg, S. C., and A. M. Deal of Columbia, S. C. Cash Is Scarce But Farmers Of N. C. HavePlenty Of Food AndFeed Made Survey Shows Farmers Better Off With Food Than In Many Years. Raleigh, Sept. 23.—The often' repeated assertion that North Car olina farmers will be well supplied With food and feedstuffs this win ter but will have little money with which to buy other necessities and pay old debts was vouched for in fact this week as the result of a survey made in 66 counties by farm agents and assembled by Charles A. Sheffield, assistant extension di rector at State college. The survey shows that food and feed supplies have been increased in all North Carolina counties in 1931 with some counties having a sur plus for which there is no market. More food was canned and pre served this season; many acres of growing vegetables were plowed under because the price was too low to justify the expense of har vesting, and a plentiful supply of hay and feed has been saved for .the livestock. The darker side of this condition i is the need for cash by some rural families with which to buy cloth ing, warm undenvear, shoes and school books. Many will not have funds enough to pay their taxes, says Mr. Sheffield, and old debts incurred during the past two or three years are causing considerable worry. Some will not be able to pay the interest on their debts and others will lose their homes and farms due to the small cash income so far secured. An analysis of the facts found by Mr. Sheffield and supplied to Gov ernor Gardner shows that 60 coun ties report less cash returns; four counties report better cash incomes and two report about the same as for 1930. All 66 of the counties re port, without exception, more food and feed supplies. Fifty-nine coun ties report from 10 to 50. per cent less cash surplus needed for the purchase of clothing, taxes, school necessities and such food as can not be raised at home; five coun ties report, more cash surplus and two counties report the same con dition as last year. , Total Only Nine Shy Of 3,000. Lewis May Return To Instruct In Music. The enrollment in the city schools of Shelby this week was only nine pupils shy of the 3, 000-mark. A surrey made yes terday by Supt. B. L. Smith re realed Tuesday’s attendance to be 2,991. A pleasing angle to the continued gain in enrollment is that the con gested conditions which existed during the first week of school have been considerably improved. Shift Pupils. The opening congestion resulted from the fact that some of the city units and buildings were over crowded while enrollment at other schools was not up to capacity. This gave much worry because to begin with the number of teachers is less this year and the number of pupils greater thus increasing the teacher load without the additional conges tion. This situation has been bet tered, it is explained, by the trans fer of pupils from the worst crowd ed schools to other schools. As it is now, Supt. Smith said, the pupils are very evenly distributed and the teacher load allotted is perhaps not all it should be but is the best that can be done under the circum stances. School Enrollment The enrollment this week by schools was as follows: Washington ...._ 217 Marion . ..."_ 364 Jefferson . _ 350 LaFayette__ 244 Graham . _ 286 Morgan . 454 Central high .. 490 Colored El. . __ 436 Colored high . _ 102 Zoar colored . _ 50 Supt. Smith states today that he had received a letter from Mr. O. B. Lewis, music instructor in the city schools last year whose Shelby band won the state championship, informing that Mr. Lewis might re turn here soon. There was no al lowance in the budget this year for a musical instructor and if Mr. Lewis returns it will be when he Is assured that he will receive enough private tuition from parents of his students to assure his return. He is now in Ottumwa, Iowa, but has re ceived messages encouraging him t« come back. OTHER Cl TV AND COUNTT NEWS PAGE 8 SPORT MEWS PAGE S 1 Hundreds Join Final Tribute ToH.A.Logan Militia Company In Cordon Of Honor Mf Crowd Overflow* Church Bert In Lft*t Reipttta To Soldier And Officer. A throng, of friends overflowed the First Baptist church yesterday afternoon to pay tribute to Ex Sherlff Hugh A. Logan, one of fti« most beloved citizens of the county, who diede here at his home on N. Morgan street Monday morning at 7:30 o’clock. HIS casket was draped with a hug® American flag, presented by the government because of Sher iff Logan's long and faithful record in the Spanish-American war, the MifXlcan border trouble and the Wglrld war. A wealth of flowers from friends, relatives and patriotic so cieties banked the great church aOjUtortum and later covered his grave In Sunset cemetery and those of his parents who are burled there. Militia Oat. Thirty ex-sheriffs and deputies some of whom served under him while he was sheriff of Cleveland county for ten years, marched in the funeral proceaslon. headed by members of the Masonic fraternity from various lodges throughout the county. Members of company K, First North Carolina regiment fanned a cordon of honor as his body was brought from the church. They accompanied his remains to the cemetery and fired a salute oyer his casket after it had been lowered into the grave. All Classes There. People in all walks of life from every’ section of the county gather ed in the church for the funeral service, one of the largest attended funerals Shelby has witnessed for many months. Appropriate music was sung by a mixed quartet and Revs. Zeno Wall and John W. But tle conducted the funeral services. Dr. Wall paid tribute to Sheriff Logan for his outstanding record of activity in the religious, political, commercial, civic, fraternal and military life of the community, state and nation. Many out-of-town friends, who knew Sheriff Logan during his service as a soldier and as a sher iff, came to Join the sorrowing friends and relatives of Cleveland county in paying tribute to a com manding leader who had fallen. Field Terraces Injuring County Roads It Is Said Road Head Asks Farmers Not To Torn Water In Roads. New System Praised. Cleveland county fanners were urged not to turn their field ter races into the roads of the county by W. A. Broadway, state road en gineer for the county, in a state ment Issued today. Mr. Broadway’s request was signed by him and all the road foremen in the various sections of the county. "We are finding." the engineer said, "that roads washed out by water turned in the highway par allel ditches are giving us more jwork and trouble than anything else. When water Is turned In in that manner it does not take long . for it to break the roadside water ! carrier and begin eating away the road bed.” , ' Will Cooperate. The engineer and the various road foremen expressed the opinion that the majority of county farmers would gladly cooperate once they realised how much damage is being done by the water. Many of them, it is believed, never thought of their terraces leading to the highway in that light. "We can keep the roads of Cleve land in far better shape because we will have more time for general work if this* habit is stopped,” road officials said. Good Condition. Since the state took over all county highways with Mr. Broad way as engineer for the county there has been much favorable com ment on the condition of -the roads Citizens of several sections say their roads are in the best shape they have been in some time, and rural mail carriers are high in their praise of the road upkeep, stating that a big percentage of the routes they travel are in better condition than ever before. Foxhound Racing New Feature Of Big Cleveland Fair On Next Week 50 Children Have Tonsils Removed At Public Clinic State Health Board Clinic Here Overrun With Youngster*. Regular Hospital. The state board of health tonsil rod adenoid clinic established here yesterday for a four-day stand is navlng all It can do to take care oi the youngsters applying for opera tions. Through 2 o’clock this afternoon tonsils and adenoids of 50 Cleve land county school children, all un der the age of 13, had been remov ed at the clinic by Dr, Tom Gold. Shelby specialist. Twenty-five “were operated upon yesterday and spent the night In the beds at the tem porary hospital In the First Bap tist church young peoples depart ment, and 25 more were operated upon today. % Cannot Handle All Miss Cora Beam. state health nurse, who came to tills county last year and examined school children for defective tonsils, stated today that the clinic would not be able to operate upon all of the children applying. Approximately 200 appli cations came In but It will be im possible to handle more than a total of 100 operations during the four days. A number of children who wgre not operated upon have also been examined. An unusual feature about the 50 operations so far Is that there has never been more than one child from the same family. All children have been re covering nicely from the operations, it being the rales of the clinic that the child must stay overnight fol lowing the operation, being sent home the following morning. Assisting Dr. Gold are Dr. Lois Gaw, who gives the examinations and administers the anaesthetic; Miss Beam, eight other state health nurses and a man who handles the equipment of the clinic. The church quarters was described by Miss Beam as an excellent spot for the clinic. County Court Busy In Night Sessions The Cleveland county recorder's court Is having a busy time this week. Sessions are being held at night so as not to conflict with Superior court during tho day. Twenty-two cases were heard Mon day night and six last night. The court airing of the several cutting scrapes over the week-end will not be tried until late this week or early next. Max Yarbrough, charged with cutting J. T. Dycus Sunday night, was released under a ♦1,000 bond yesterday and is to be given a hearing Saturday. The trial of the case in whi<^i Reban Early, of Forest City, was cut in Shelby Sunday night is booked for hearing Monday night. Electrically-Controlled Carriage Takes Live Fox Around Track Ahead Of Fox Hounds. Races Afternoon And Night, school Child ren Of Neighboring Counties To Attend Opening Event. Foxhound racing will be a new attraction at the Cleve land County Fair this year as the first electrically controlled foxhound racing track in America will be formally opened. 4-H Club Judging Contest Thursday On Fair Program The annual cattle and poul try Judging contest* sponsor ed by the 4-H clubs of Cleve land county will be held at 10:3(1 tn the morning ot Thursday. Oct I at the Cleve land county fair. The an nouncement of this contest Is made because the date of the judging contest was left out of the premium list program There will be two class Judg ing on dairy rattle—one of old row* and the other of hetfen —and two poultry clasaea— olie utility and the other standard. The contests an open to any boy and girl in Cleveland county. Fanners Gather In City Thursday Over Cotton Plan mass meeting win uiscuss w isdom Of Special Legislative Ses sion Move. Will Cleveland count; farm ers. the largest cotton-growers in North Carolina, put only half as many acres In cotton next year as they did this year? Will a reduced acreage, cutting the crop In half, boost the price In 1932? Do the farmers of this county consider It wise to ask a special ses sion of legislature In this state to pass a law reducing the 1932 cot ton acreage? Those questions will be threshed out at a mass meeting of cotton farmers to be held tomorrow, Thursday, at 11 o'clock in the county court house?. Started In East. | The mass meeting Idea orginated | In Eastern Carolina where farmers I of several sections have asked for | a special session. Circulars printed | in that section were distributed’here over the week-end calling for Thursday’s meeting. No place for the meeting was designated In the general circular but several farm ers here stated that it would be held In the court house. Transfer Rlchbourg. Mr. H. E. Richbourg, manager of the N. LaFayette Street A. & P. store, has been transferred, as man ager, to the West Warren street store, It was announced today. Thrilling Rides, Ukelele Strumming To Furnish Amusement At Big Fair Fair Show Offers Greatest Of Rides Radio Star* To Make Music. Proclaimed by all who have .-een it to be the most sensational port able ride ever constructed, the $100,000 "Waltzer" will provide the big thrill on the midway of the Model Shows of America at the Cleveland County Fair this year. Seated in tubs, the passengers are whirled around at breakneck speed, when suddenly, without warning, one of the tubs breaks loose with a terrific crash and races madly up a steep incline into a dark tunnel, eventually emerging at the starting point. Riders step out completely bewildered, jostling, laughing and screaming with delight, and while they don't know where they have been they do know that they have been “somewhere.” It is a great ride, constructed along entirelj; new principles, and. as are all of „|he rides, is operated along the lines of. “safety first." Many other rides will be seen on the midway, including the new “Ridee-O”, Lindy-Loop, Leaping Lena, Hey-Dey, English Dangler, Grand Whip, etc., etc. The always delightful kiddies, or baby rides afford endless enjoy ment for the very small tots whose ; parents do not care to have centure on the larger rides. 20 shows and 20 rides will be ! found on the midway this year, which will be the largest ever erect ed at our fair. Radio Stars Coming. Radio fans all over the American continent seem to be wholly in ac cord in declaring that the sweet strains coaxed from the ukelele and the steel guitar by the native artists from Hawaii provide them with the most delightful music yet waiter through the ether. There is a certain charm and in describable lure and appeal to mu sic lovers when the Hawaiians are “on the air," and in all probability the most popular troupe of these en tertainers the past winter was an nounced as "Joe Candria and his Royal Hawaiians.'' These same identical stars will appear in* per son on the midway as the big musi cal feature of the Mode! Shows of America, which will be here at the Cleveland County Fair. The completion and installation of the electrically-operated track to be known as “The Chase,” la the culmination of an ambition of Dr 3. S. Dorton, fair secretary, has had for years. The track has been op erated for several evenings this week in preliminary trials with packs of Cleveland county fox hounds tearing around the track, baying their glee, behind a live fox swinging in front of them and ear carried on by the electric motor xtrcynuunn lars. Dr. Dorton first got the Idea of a foxhound track when he saw greyhound racing at St. Petersburg, Florida, six years ago. Greyhound racing is now one of the most popu lar sports in America, but the fair secretary believed foxhound Awing would prove more entertaining to race crowds as foxhounds will bay when greyhounds do not. 8ince then he and associates have worked upon the Idea. A well known electric engineer said that an electrical car riage track could not be made around the fair's half-mile track, but working at odd Intervals for several years the track was built by Alderman John F. Schenck, jr., and two of the Schenck mechanics, Co.* Wright and Rob Patterson. Gets High Speed. The motor runs around e rail completely around the track. Swing ing from the motor carriage la a small wire box in which the live fox rides. The hounds are turned ktM fust behind the faring box, two feet above the ground, and the race Is on. Thoee who have seen the preliminary tests are highly enthus ed and say that the crowds at the fair this year wUl yell as never be fore as the hounds attempt to catch the fox ahead. The speed of the electric motor carriage can be changed so as to keep the fox just a length ahead of the hounds. It Is planned to have two races each day, one In the afternoon and one at night. The hounds used will come from Cleveland, Rutherford. Burke and Catawba counties. This week tests will be used to eliminate the slower hounds so that only the fastest will be used for the 10 fair races. It will be the first time on record that a foxhound has run against time. Interest Increases. General Interest In lair week is increasing rapidly. On every hand. In all sections of the oounty and In neighboring counties, the people are talking the Cleveland fair. The reduction of general admission prlc (CONTINUED OK PAGE EIGHT. I Style Shop Goes Into Receivership Here Voluntary receivership was made Monday of this week by The Style 8hop, a ladies ready-to-wear store which has been operating at the corner of Warren and LaPayette streets. The store was owned by P. P. Black and K. 8. Black of Forest City. It Is understood that the as sets Include the stock of merchan dise In Shelby, an automobile, a house and lot and household fur nishings at Forest City. Lane Putnam Enters Local Hospital Today J. Lane Putnam, who lives near Zoar church, but has been a pat ient in a Charlotte hospital for a month or longer, was brought to the Shelby hospital today shortly after noon. Mr. Putnam has been quite ill and realizing his serious condition, has expressed a desire to be brought home. He is feeling somewhat better, but there is no change in his general condition. Polkville Starts A New Cotton Gin The Polkville Gin Co., owned and operated by J. E. Horn, V. A. Pow ell and Ivey Whisnant has install ed a new and modem Murray gin outfit for the current ginning sea son. The machinery is now in op eration. The gin is operated by elec tricity and will turn out sixty bates a day. The company also buys both cotton and seed.