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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
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
Schools To Get
Large Portrait
Of Washington
Froc Portrait To Be Supplied To All
Schools Of Georye
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
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
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.
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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- !
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
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
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
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
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.
Hundreds Join
Final Tribute
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
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
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
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
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
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.

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