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    The Big Cleveland County Fail*, Carolina’s Best, Open!. In Shelly Tuesday, Sept. 29 — Five Eventful
Days And Nights
Late News
Ootton, per lb. ... . 5s.,r
Cotton Seed, hundred __ 30c
Rain And Warmer.
Today * North Carolina Weather
Report: Increasing cloudiness fol
lowed by showers in extreme west
late tonight or Saturday and in
east and rentral portions Saturday.
Slightly warmer in northwest to
night. Warmer Saturday.
McDowell Maniac.
Marion, Sept. 35.—While trying to
arrest a raving maniac that had es
eaped irom the insane asylum at
Morganton recently. Sheriff Oscar
F. Adkins of McDowell, and Deputy
George Duncan were seriously
wounded by the pellets from a shot
gun in the hands of the maniac,
said to be Dave Cline, about eight
•’clock last night on Peppers creek,
north of Marion. After shooting the
officers, Cline made good his es
cape and is still at large. Gordon
Page and Green Woody, deputies
also with the sheriff, brought the
injured men to Marion for surgical
Lattimore Youth
Wins In Judging
Contest On Farm
J. Z. Walker Takes
District Honor
Another Cleveland Agricultural
s'tndrnt Stars. Good Grading
Representatives of 27 schools in
this section having vocational agri-;
culture departments Wednesday at-1
tended the annual dairy-grading
contest, which was held at the
Cameron Morrison dairy farm near
A team was selected to represent!
this section at the state-wide judg-j
mg contest in Raleigh Saturday.
The winners of the contest who
will enter the state finals Satur
day, were: J. Z. Walker of Lattimore
school in Cleveland county, first,
with a grade of 92; Spurgeon Hud
son of the Norwood school in
Stanly county, second, with a grade
of 90; and James McGee of the
Troy' school in Montgomery county,
third, with a grade of 88.7. Their
teachers, in their respective order,
were: P M. Coley, JVC. Williams
and R. F. Brackin.
The contest was in charge of J.
\f. Osteen of Troy, district super
visor of vocational agriculture.
There are 50 sohools in the 22 coun
ties of this district having voca
tional agriculture as one of the op
tional courses of study.
Only those counties of the dis
trict west of the Yadkin river par
ticipated in the dairy grading con
Local Drama Talent
To Produce Plays
The, Community Players Now Work
ing On Two One Act Plays
For October 8th.
Shelby has * little theatre, call
ed The Community Players. Plans
for organising a drama-producing
sroup in Shelby had- been, under
discussion for many months, until
recently when the_ new. organisa
tion announced its birth into the
city, to encourage, enact and pro
mote local stage plays, and to create
opportunities for self expression.
The officers of the Shelby Com
munity Players are: Lindsay Dail.
president; J. Horace Grigg, wee
president; Mrs. Renn Drum, secre
tary, and Charles Austell, treasurer
and business manager.
Despite hot weather, the work oi
producing two one-act plays for the
first public presentation, has gor.e
forward with much interest. The
plays, which employ eleven people
in all, are now all but ready for the
opening performance on Thursday
night, October 8, at the high school
auditorium. Mrs. Henry B. Edwards
and Mrs. Harry Hudson are direct
ing the two plays—“The Florist
Shop.” a brilliant comedy for the
stage and especially suitable for lit
tle theatre work, and “The Valiant,”
a tragedy several times acclaimed
rhe best one-act play of its class
ever written. Misses Carobel Lever,
Betty Suttle, Minnie Eddins Rob
erts, Jack Hartigan, Dale Kalter,
James Shepherd, R. W. Shoffner.
Charles Keel, Lindsay Dail and
Harvey White make up the casts of
the pla5's.
Promotion plans for the produc
tion will go forward beginning
early next week and tickets will be
put on sale at Suttle's drug store.
The club maintains workshop
quarters over the city hall.
Wall Will Speak.
Dr. Zeno Wall, pastor of Shelby’s
First Baptist church, will be one
of the speakers on the program of
the South Fork Baptist Association
meeting at Maiden next week The
association will be in session two
day*. Thursday and Friday.
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VOL. XX&Vll, No. 115
SHELBV, N. C. FRIDAY', S1PT. 25, 1931 I'uutished Monday, Wednesday and Friday Afternoons. ar *u,u *" ,*u- »*“ Mr
Farmers Here Oppose
Special Session Call
Legislation To Curtail Cotton Considered
Only “Snare.” No Uniform Policy And
Could Not Be Enforced. Boost’ Live-At>
Home Idea.
The farmers of Cleveland, North Carolina’s largest cot
ton-producing county, went on record at a mass meeting
here yesterday as being opposed to call a special session of
legislature to curtail the cotton crop in 1932.
The genera! need of acreage re
duction was readily admitted by
those taking part and speaking at
the meeting, but a vote revealed
that those present did not believe
the situation could be helped by a
special session.
Several Plans.
Various points brought out were
that all the cotton-growing states
seem to have a different plan and
nothing would be accomplished un
less all agreed upon one move. Tex
as plans to cut the crop there 50
percent and Louisiana and South
Carolina have passed no-cotton pro
posals. Oklahoma and Arkansas
will likely take no official action.
At the meeting here it was also
pointed out that the legislation en
acted in the other states will not
go in force unless adopted by all
other states.
General Debate.
The cotton problem informally
discussed during the meeting, sev
eral men making formal talks
while others offered informal re
marks and suggestions. After the
general discussion a resolution was
offered by Mr. Clemmie Dixon,
farmer and ginner, that expressed
disapproval of a special session as
it ‘‘would be both expensive and
useless,” while the last clause of
the resolution urged all farmers to
first of all grow enough food and
feed for their own consumption
and then devote whatever acreage
considered wise to cotton or other
money crops.
The meeting was presided over
by Joe K. Blanton, who, in opening
the action, made a short talk urg
ing that the problem be given seri
ous thought and that the meeting
not go on record until it was con
fident right couse had been pursued.
Talks were made by Cameron Put
nam, J. F. Moore, J. A. Wilson,
Clyde R. Hoey, Qdus Mull and Mr.
Dixon. ><io offered the resolution.
Calls from the floor brought Mr.
Hoey into action. He declared that
he was willing to do anything and
help where possible to bring about
a better price for cotton as the
seneral welfare and prosperity of
Young Put* On Sale
Home Site Section
Mr. C. S. Young, who owns sev
eral hundred acres of land in the
southern part of the city, has de
cided to offer for sale about 300
lots which have been staked off and
made available for home-sites.
Most of the lots face streets with
water and sewer. Mr. Young’s prop
erty is well located and lends itself
favorably for development. Each
lot has good width and depth and
popular prices have been put on
To Sell Cockerells
At Fair Wednesday
Another auction of pedigreed
cockerels will be held at the poultry
building at the Cleveland county
fair at 2:30 Wednesday afternoon,
the county poultry association an
nounced today. Among the cockerels
to be sold will be Rhode Island Reds
and White Leghorns. The latter are
from hens which lay 200 eggs or
Enthusiasm For
Special Session
Lacking In State
Some Meetings Not Held As Farm
ers Do Not Appear. Others
Favor It.
Raleigh, Sept. 25.—-Scattered re
ports from farmers’ rallies called
yesterday in communities In North
Carolina's cotton growing counties
apparently failed to indicate any
great enthusiasm by cotton grow
ers for a special "cotton session’’ of
the state legislature.
Out of 142 meetings called, how
ever, definite reports of only abou*
a dozen having been held were re
ceived here. The majority of these
adopted resolutions for a special ses
sion to consider the Texas curtail
ment law. But the absence of
further reports was taken by ob
servers to mean only a mild degree
of enthusiasm had been shown in
the majority of communities.
Blalock For Extra Session.
However, due to the looations of
some of the meetings in Isolated
rural communities of the state, it
was likely many others had been
held and there could be a change
of opinion.
Chairmen of the meetings named
by the Eastern Carolina chamber of
commerce, of Kinston, sponsors of
the move to call the special "cot
ton session," were instructed to re
I port by mail to N. G. Bartlett, of
A major development came from
the meeting at Smithfield when U.
B. Blalock, of Raleigh, president of
the American Cotton Co-operative
association and general manager of
the state association, told farmers
he personally favored the calling of
a special session to consider the
'~exas curtailment law, which he
highly praised.
Court Term Ends;
Arbitrate Damage
Cases Against City
Four Plaintiffs Awarded Damages
Totalling $1,230. Board of
Five Decided.
The week's term of Superior
court, presided over by Judge J.
H. Harwood, was adjourned just
before noon today.
This morning a board of arbitra
tion empowered by the court fixed
the amount of damages in four
damage suits brought against the
city of Shelby for damage alleged
to have been caused by septic tank
disposal. A total of $1/230 damages
was awarded to be split between
the four plaintiffs—V. A. Hamrick,
C. J. Jones, Bessie Logan and oth
ers, and L. E. Weathers.
No civil suits of major importance
were taken up during the week as
the new term was used to clear up
civil matters that had been carried
over for some time.
All For Less Than A Stamp Costs
A newspaper is a household necessity, yet one
paper serves a whole family. Every member can read
it. Buying a newspaper is not like buying clothing. A
pair of shoes can be worn only by the individual for
whom the shoes were bought. A newspaper is a fam
ily affair with education for the children and informa
tion for the grown-ups.
Each issue carries the weather forecast, cotton and
seed prices a noon cotton market quotation received by
wire from New York, all the leading news from every
section of the county, school, social, church and finan
cial news, Renn Drum's human interest comments, a
comic strip, pictures, features on health, beauty and
foods, farm news and advertisements that save the con
sumers money on their purchases.
It costs $40,000 a year to produce The Star, yet sub
scribers get it for less than the price of a postage
stamp per issue. No other local newspaper in North
Carolina has a lower price per issue than The Star. Tt
goes into 5,000 homes.
Federal Court
Next Week; May
Webb May Not End
Davit Cate
1 Man? Defendants Rounded I'p For
Session Here. Grand Jwry
Will Work.
Thi possibility of not having to
; come to Shelby nest week to be
i tried In federal court was removed
| this week for several score liquor
law vlolator-i, rounded up recently
in the court district, when it wa;f
announced that the session here
nest week would go on even If
Judge E. Y. Webb is unable to pre
Judge Webb Is this week presid
ing over the district session at
Asheville which is trying the Wal
lace Davis bank case, There is a
chance the case will not be com
pleted thi sweek and there was a re
port that the term here might be
postponed. Later announcement is
that it will not.
Big Docket.
The session next week will prob
| sbly be faced by the heaviest docket
' in years. In the last lew weeks fed
eral prohibition officers swooped
! down upon the South Mountain
j section of Burke and made a gen
eral clean-up of moonshiners and
| rum-runners. Just a few days lat
ter numerous arrests were made In
I Rutherford and Lincoln counties,
lit was the biggest prohibition drive
every made in this section and all
the defendants were booked to face
trial here next week.
A Charlotte dispatch, saying that
court will be held here next week
| oven if it is necessary to secure
!another judge, follows:
i "Federal court will convene Mon
| day at Shelby, It was announced
; def^itely, and in event Judge E. Y.
> Webb, district judge, is unable to
be present to constitute the court
on the opening day, some other fed
eral jurist will be there to preside
and oharge the grand jury.
“Several days ago District Attor
ney Charles A. Jonas explained that
| the Asheville court, where he anti
| Judge Webb have been busy since
iJune. may not complete the Wal
I lace R. Davis trial in time to ad
Jjoum this week and that for that
reason it appeared likely that the
Shelby court session would neces
sarily be postponed.
“Because the federal grand jun
faces a multiplicity of cases, how
ever, that haw accumulated from
the Charlotte, Shelby and States
ville courts, it was felt that the
grand jury should be charged and
set upon its task of clearing away
its heavy docket. If Judge Webb
cannot finish his Asheville court by
Monday, for that reason, it was de
cided to ask some other federal
1udge to constitute the Shelby court
Monday and let the grand jury ge
to work.
“A great majority of the cases
before the court are alleged viola
tions of the federal prohibition
laws. Grand jurors who have been
assigned to serve will be expected
to answer to the call of court at
Shelby Monday.
Tar Heel Head Of
Henry Stevens Heeds National
Group. Vouniest Commander
Of Body.
Detroit, 8ept. 25.—The American
legion yesterday selected the
youngest national commander in
its history.
He is Henry Leonidas Stevens, jr.,
35-year-old attorney of Warsaw, N.
C., an overseas veteran of the 318tli
machine gun battalion, who left the
University of North Carolina to go
to officers’ training camp and stud
ied law at Harvard after the war,
Stevens was elected by acclama
tion after an incomplete roll call of
the departments at the closing ses
sion of the 13th national convention
showed his strength far ahead of
that of six opposing candidates.
Want Referendum.
The American Legion national
convention also asked congress to
submit repeal or modification to the
present prohibition laws to the
states with the request that each
state submit the issue to its voters.
The vote was 1,008 to 394.
The vote came after a debate in
which advocates of the resolution
denounced conditions under pro
hibition and asked the legion to
assume leadership in the fight to
seek a change through referendum.
The opposition argued that the
legion should take no stand.
It was the first time prohibition
came before the legion's national
convent ion in its 13 years of hts
Legion Hosts March Again
A* in other years that hare witnessed conventions of the American
l*fion, the hosts of war veterans paraded to the martial airs of many
bands and the resounding cheers of thousands of onlookers when the
former soldiers and sails strutted their stuff through Drtroit streets.
The float depicts the Liberty Bell and Revolutions! War character*
while National Commander Ralph T. O’Nell is shown (inset) waving
to the crowds as he rides in the parade.
Sarratt Asks Gardner To Again
Seek Uniform Action On Cotton
Webb Brothers
Take Opening
i Tourney Honor
Shelby'* brother golf act,
bandied by Pete and Fred
(Snook) Webb, atepped Into the
limelight train Wednesday when
the Shelby boys won the pro
aanatenr opening match of the
Carolina* open tournament at
j ReldsvlHe. The two Webb# and
Bob Reed, Cleveland Springs
| pro, will be in Reidsville through
i Saturday making a fight for
the opening championship.
The Reidsville dispatch telling of
the scintillating golf played Wed
nesday by the Webbs follows:
Reidsville. Sept. 25.—Pete and
Freddie Webb, ihe golfing brothers
from Shelby, Wednesday won the
pro-amateur preliminary to the
Carolina* open tourney.
The Shelby family team carded
I a pair of 33's in the two trips
around the new nine-hole Pennrose
j Park Country club course. Their 66
! was eight strokes under par of 74.
, Placing second with 67 were
i Dugan Aycock. High Point pro, and
Ir. ,0. ("Bully") Mayer, Greensboro
amateur. Third place was won by
| Paul Andrews, pro, and Bill Den
'schle, amateur, both of Winston
| Salem, with 68.
Pete Webb. pro of the brothe'
i team cupped a 12-foot putt on the
18th green to nose out the Aycock
Maver team which had finished
earlier. Twenty-nine teams part
icipated in the event.
1 Tully Blair, the Greensboro ama
jreur who holds the Carolina open
l title, will not defend his champion
jship. Blair won at Greensboro last
1 year.
The Webb brothers' card showed
nine birdies and eight pars
Tlie Webb brothers did not make
ouite as good a showing in yester
day's play in the Carolina open
tourney gj Reidsville as they did In
the pro-amateur match. Pete Webb
turned In a 78 and was bettered by
a half dozen or more other play
ers. Fred turned In an 82 and was
considerably behind. Bob Reed reg
istered an 84 for the first day.
Bulwinkle 111 With
Kidney Trouble Now
Major A. L. Bulwinkle. congress
man for this district, who was in
Shelby Tuesday to attend the fu
neral of his close friend. Sheriff
Hugh Logan, is now ill himself. A
Gastonia dispatch says: "Congress
man A. L. Bulwinkle is confined to
I his home on South York street by
an illness described more or less
serious. Physicians have diagnosed
the ailment as kidney stones. While
Congressman Bulwinkle is suffering
Intensely, hfc condition is not re
garded as critical.
W. O. W. Dance
There will be a dance held ai th*
W. O. w. hall on Saturday night at
8 o'clock.
Would Hove a Conference Called
Again In Effort To Get Uni
form Cotton Legislation
W. C. Sarratt, farmer of Earl, has
; addressed the following open letter
to Hia Excellency, Governor O, M.
| Gardner of North Carolina and all
governors of cotton producing
“Your talk and actions together
with the majority of the rest of the
| south prove that there should be
some uniform legislation to control
cotton production m 1932. To pro
tect this year's planter, tenant,
time merchant, banker and taxes
against us next year fools. Ore
state with one law and other state
with a different law, other states
with no law will eventually mean
no regulatory law whatever and at
least leave a bad taste. 1 believe
give us a pain of as much as five
dollars a bale. 75 or 80 million dol
lars to the south worse than if never
had monkeyed with any legislation.
Uniform legislation will do good
Rev. Lucian Thayer
Died Sunday Morn
The Reverend Lucian H. Thayer,
father-in-law of Mrs. Caroline
Blanton Thayer, died suddenly Sun
day morning at his summer home'
in Dublin. New Hampshire. Death
resulted from a heart attack. Fu
neral services were held at Newton.
Mass., his home.
A number of Shelby people lx -
came acquainted with Rev. Mr.
Thayer last spring when he was in
Shelby to ofilciate at the marriage
of Miss Blanton and his son
The Star misunderstood informa
tion imparted to it this week when
it announced that H. E. Richburg
was made manager of the Warren
street A. and P. store. Mr. Richburg
was transferred from manager of
the LaFayette street A. and P. but
is not manager of the Warren St
A. and P. Mr. Moose has been and
still is manager of this store.
Expect Thousands To
Attend Fair Opening
“School Day” Tuesday Will Draw Thous
ands Of Youngsters. All Exhibit Space
Taken. Fair Tract To Be City Of Activity
Over Week-End.
W ith enthusiasm increasing as the opening day nears,
indications today were that thousands of people will take in
the big Cleveland County Fair next week, beginning Tuesday
and continuing through Saturday. The first day, Tuesday,
is "school Day" with all school children being admitted .free
and will likely be the peak day of the big agricultural event.
The Chase Given
TryOut At Fair, .
Barrier System
EiKitly Kiwanian* And Visitors En
joy Barbecue. Attendance Over
1000 Last Night.
While the Cleveland county fair
does not open until Tuesday, fully
1000 people were admitted last night
fiee of charge to witness a demon
stration of ‘ The Chase" put on for
the benefit of the Klwanla club
members numbering 75 with their
Fine Quality or Exhibits.
The program was in charge of
the Lineberger brothers and Bill
McCord and a delightful barbecue
lunch was served by the 8tamey
barbecue stand. After the meal, R.
W. Shoffner, county agent, pointed
out the improvements of the fair
this year and the wider range of
exhibits that will be seen. “It has
been a wonderful crop year, and
the quality of the exhibits will be
higher than ever before," said Mr.
j Shoffner as he pointed out in de
| tail the new features added to every
[department. Tom Cornwell spoke
ion tha cattle and tivMftoek depart*
I ments, but neither speaker could be
'heard well for the baying of the
hounds, who scented the red fox in
the little cage on “The Chase," a
new device which promises to be
[one of the biggest attractions at
the fair.
75 Fine Fox Hounds.
Some fifty or more of the finest
| fox hounds of the county were
j there, together with tlieir owners
and many spectators to see The
Chase demonstrated. As previously
explained in The Star. Dr. Dorton
has rigged up a device for a fox
and hound chaae, the fox being car
ried in a small wire basket on an
electrically operated trolley with
an automatic speed control. When
the hounds scent the fox, they are
ready to go and around the track
the hounds go, yelping and barking
which sounds like music to the lov
Barrett Goes With
Team To Charlotte
"Purp" Barrett, hard-hUUng
fullback and the main cog in
the offense of the Shelby high
football eleven, accompanied the
team to Charlotte this after
noon despite an ankle injury. A
day or two ago it was thought
Barrett's injury would keep him
out of the lineup and this belief
lessened Shelby’s already slight
chances of holding the big
Charlotte team to a close score.
When Coach Morris left he said
“I'm taking Barrett along and
he'll more than likely get to do
some playing.”
The team, accompanied by
quite a number of supporters,
left at 1 o'clock.
Tallest Woman On Earth Will Be
Seen At Big Cleveland County Fair
Coming; direct from Europe
and making their first appear
ance bn the American conti
nent, the famous Van Droy
sen sisters. known as “The
Human Skyscrapers," have
been engaged by the Model
Shows of America to be the
guest feature of the big mid
way when the show appears
here at the Cleveland County
These” girls arc thr tallest
giantesses the world has ever
known, and their pictures have
appeared from time to time In
newspapers and magatines all
over the globe. Elsa, the young
er of the two Is 21 years of age
and stands exactly 8 feet Z in
ches tali, while her smaller sis
ter, Hilda, towers to 7 feet, six
inches, and they are both built
in proportion to their height.
Doctors readily agree that they
are two of the finest speci
mens of real womanhood that
medical science has ever record
To give an idea of how tall
these girls really are, the show
management offers a round trip
ticket to all of the midway
shows to any person who can*
not walk under Elsa's out
stretched arm.
They are expert linguists—
great entertainers—%nd take
keen pleasure in answering all
questions. Their affable atti
tude towards visitors ha* en
deared them to countless thou
sands since crossing the pond.
Fair Secretary Dorton said today
(hat -the free admission tickets tor
children had already been turned
ever to school authorities and an*
being distributed by the county
superintendent's office and com
mitteemen in the various districts
Ns Space Left.
l*U> Thursday fair officials an
nounced that every bit of space in
both the agricultural and manufac
turer's building had been taken, AU
the space for the individual, com
munity and miscellaneous exhib
its is also filled or will be filled over
the week-end,
"If we are handicapped by »n; -
thtng it will be the lack of space,
Dr. Dorton said today. "The farm
ers and manufacturers have booked
every inch of display space. The
entries in the livestock, poultry and
dog shows assure that there will be
no space left there. And to top it
off the advance agent of the big
Model Shows states that the show
coming is the one that played the
mammoth Toronto Exposition and
will cover more space In the big fair
tract than any show that has ever
been here. Too. the foxhound racing
has everyone so enthused and is at
tracting so many people from other
sections that it appears as if we
will have crowds enough to take jpp
what remaining space there is?’
Rattle Is On.
The rush of activity which al
ways goes with the week-end before
the opening is already on. Hun
dreds have been going out each
night this week for the preliminary
races on the foxhound racing track.
Stands and booths are going up and
exhibits are being moved. The rac
ing stables are filling up and aach
afternoon and morning the homer
are being warmed up around the
half-mile track. Much yet remains
to be done and between now and
Tuesday morning the fair tract will
be a mass of hurrying workers
Many Horses
More race horses have already
been booked than have ever enter
ed the Cleveland races and still oth
er entries are expected. Today it
was known that at least 75 or 80
racing horses would be here. Among
those already here are the Gene
Cannon horses and the E. R. Terry
horses. Others coming include three
of the horses of Will Reynolds, the
tobacco magnate coming from
Tanglewood Farm, and four from
the Penny Brothers Racing Stables
Many Booths.
There will be more community
farm booths and more individual
booths at the fair next week than
ever before. Farm Agent R W
Shoffner informs. There will be
even community booths and five
individual farm booths. Last year
there was only one individual farm
booth. There will be 25 exhibitors
in the 200-ear corn contest, and r
big egg exhibit will be an added
feature of the poultry department
Entries in the livestock show have
been limited to Cleveland county
because so many out-of-county en
tries came tn last year that tents
and temporary-quarters had to be
erected to shelter the cattle.
The Amusements.
Tn addition to the various dis
plays, booths and exhibits, para
mounting the live-at-home move
ment on the farm, the daily enter
tainment highlights will be the
horse racing and the foxhound rac
ing each afternoon and night, the
free acts both afternoon and night
and the spectacular fireworks early
each night.
Brown To Pl*y In
Lenoir-Rhyne Game
Guy <Red) Brown, star football
player at Shelby high last year, will
be In the starting lineup of Lenoir -
Rhyne college eleven tonight against
Appalachian Brown, although *
freshman displayed such form m
practice that he practically cinched
a first team berth The game will
be played at Hickory. The sport
writer there said of the e&jfty boy.
Brown, yearling tactile save s good
performance and is one of xkv.rlev*
best prospects.'*

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