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Cotton ,....5$4 to 6A,r
Cotton Seed, hundred SOc
Fair Thursday.
Today'* North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair tonight and Thursday.
Slightly warmer Thursday and in
a interior tonight.
Broadcast Series.
Announcement was made today
that the World Series baseball
games, beginning Thursday, will be
broadcast over radio in Shelby and
at the fair grounds. Pendleton’s will
conduct a broadcast at the store
and also at the fair booth. Other
radio dealers will likely do the same
thing at their places of business, but
definite announcement had not been
made when tills was written. The
game between St. f ouls and Phila
delphia at St. Louis will come in
ovrr fhe air at 1:30 here.
Protest Made Of
Tagging Cars At
Fairground Gates
.Number Of Card* Tarred Cast
Night. Governor Wired To In
vestigate Matter.
- Quite a .stir was cause.' in the
city Iasi night and today ever the
tagging ot a number of automo
biles which were parked along ,th~
shoulders of highway 20 at the
county fair grounds yesterday.
Several motorists pretested that
the method used was not right and
one Kings Mountain citizen, Char
lie Campbell, today wired Governor
■ Gardner asking for an investigation
of the tagging process and trial
u.ed by A. B. C. DePriest, local
magistrate, and highway patrol
men. When Mr. Campbell returned
to his auto, parked by the side cf
he highway, and off the pavement,
he says, he found on it a card left
by a highway patrolman. On ore
side, written with a pen was the fol
lowing order: “Ford coach JvT. C. No.
271-311: Come to this office Wed.
Sept. 30ih. at 9 a. m. to answer
charge of parking on highway. State
Highway Patrol. (Over).” On the
other side of the card was the
printed professional card of Mag
istrate DePriest.
Highway patrolmen. handling
traffic at the fair, said today that
in tagging the cars the owners were
directed to the DePriest office be
r cause it was conveniently located
and because they did not desire to
'•end motorists to the recorder's
court where it would cost more.
Some of the controversy centered
about whether motorists could bf
• pulled” for parking by the side 'I
the highway if the cars were off the
pavement. Along the shoulder «,f
the road, however, highway patrol
officials had erected J4 signs read
ing "No Parking Here,” these beir
erected to handle the exception!
conditions brought on by rhe hear
traffic for the fair. The two high
way patrolmen were merely obey
ing orders in enforcing the instruc
tions of these signs. but some cf
those protesting say that motorists
should have been ordered to move
at the time they started to park in
stead of being tagged and sent up
tor court casts. Only a few of the
cases had been disposed of today
and Magistrate DePriest, it is un
derstood, offered to refund costs in
those cases if there was an error in
the matter.
Just where the controversy will
cud remain to be seen. Several of
those tagged are aroused over the
- matter and at noon today there
were reports that a petition was be
ing started to request the Investi
gation of the alleged exceptional
number of cases being sent to mag
istrate's court. Several motorists, it
is said, have consulted attorneys
f bout the legality of the violations.
Niece Of Easom
Is Buried Today
A niece of Mr. and Mrs. Horace
Easom is being buried today tit
Smithfield. this state, and Mr* and
Mrs. Easom are attending the fu
neral. They will return to Shelby to
morrow. The niece died yesterday
and when Mr, Easom first received
, the message he understood it was
tils father and did not know better
until he arrived there,
Last Week For
Tax Payments
Tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 1,
Is the last legal day In which
Cleveland county taxpayers may
pay their 1930 taxes.
In making this announcement
Sheriff Irvin M. Alien stated that
the- list of unpaid taxes will be pub
lished next week. Taxpayers who
eiin pay their taxes any day this
week can have their names remov
ed from the publication list before
it Is published next week, but the
list is to be made ready right away.
Approximately $40,000, not quite
one-tenth of t.he total lew remains
SB be paid.
Thousands Enjoy Opening Day Of Cleveland County Fair
Cleveland 5th
InN. C. Ginning
Up To Sept. 16
Robeson Gins Twice
As Much
| Eastern Counties Take Gtnlng Lead
As Usual Early In
The Season.
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Cleveland, for several year*
Vorth Carolina's largest cotton
producing county, was behind
| four other counties In bales
ginned up to September 16.
This Is not unusual as the crop In
: Eastern Carolina cotton counties Is
| usually quite a bit ahead of the
j crop here In the foothills. As the
i weeks pass, however, it is expected
: that Cleveland will pass all the oth
er counties except Robeson, with
the possibility of leading Robeson
\ once more.
heads State.
Robeson with 5,397 bales ginned
to September 16. led the state. An
s&n had 3,600 bales ginned; Cum
berland had 2,468 and Scotland had
3,693. Cleveland came next with 2.
Mecklenburg, Union and Lincoln
counties had not ginned up to 1,-.
000 bales by the 16th.
Burke Youth May
Escape The Chair
Girl Whom He Was Convicted Of
Assaulting Asks Commuted
Raleigh, Sept. 30.—Wtllie Rector,
Bprke county white youth, who
strayed out of the liquor making
region making regions of South
Mountains into an affair with a
white girl that led him, not quite
comprehending, through the court,
to a cell of state's prison “death
row," tonight faced excellent pros
pects of escaping the electric chair.
Hector's execution is set for Fri
day. but the number and the qual
ity of petitions for his life on file
in the office of Tyre C. Taylor, ex
ecutive counsel, made | appear
probable that Governor Gardner
would commute the death sentence.
Heading the list of Burke county
folk asking that the mountain lad’s
life be spared, is the girl he was
convicted of criminally attacking,
Louise Yancey, and her father. J.
O. Yancey. Trial Judge V/alter E.
Moore and Solicitor L. S. Spurling
and 11 members of the convicting
jury have asked that the death
sentence be commuted,
Mrs. James Moore
Is Buried Today
Eighty Two Year Old No. Two
Township Woman Died
Monday Night
Mrs. James Moore, 80 years of
| age, died in the lower edge of No.
2 township Monday night. Her
passing was rather suScfen. Mrs.
Moore was the second wife of
James Moore and lived on the
plantation of Mr. Moore’s son, Ed
gar Moore. Her husband and a
number of step children survive.
The funeral took place this after
noon at 2 o’clock at Mt. Pleasant
church, service being conducted by
the pastor.
Stirring l j> Grid Power
• Ah! just right”—Coach Alonso A. Stage Is shown sampling the aonp
being prepared for his crew of hnskies on the Uxfiverslty of Chicago
football squad. Nell Sawln seems pleased that the veteran gridiron
mentor Is pleased with her delicacy, for she directs preparation of the
special dally diet for the football men as prescribed by the Grand OM
Man of Chicago l'.
4-Cent Cotton Caused OdusMull
State Chairman, To Finish College
Low Price Received In Early Man
hood Made Rim Decide To
Enter College.
Biogra pineal sketches of North
Carolina's leading citizens are be
ing published at frequent Intervals
by the Raleigh Associated Press bu
reau. The following sketch about a
Cleveland county citizen will be of
interest to Star readers:
Pour cents a pound cotton sent
Odus M. Mull to college and start
ed him on a career that has carried
him high in the political life of
North Carolina.
Thrice a member of the state
house of representatives from Clev
eland county and in 1930 execu
tive counsel to Governor O. Max
Gardner, his friend and business
associate, Mull has been active in
Democratic politics in the state
since the days “white supremacy”
was an issue.
In 1938 he was elected chairman
of the state Democratic executive
committee and was re-elected in
1930. He bore the brunt of Gover
nor Gardner’s campaign for elec
tion on the Democratic ticket dur
ing the state’s stormy political up
rising In 1928.
Mull was born and reared to
young manhood in the rural section
of Cleveland county. 30 miles from
Shelby, the nearest town with rail
road facilities.
Houston E. Mull, his father, and
Margaret Ann Carpenter, his moth
er. were married in 1877 and on
September 18, 1880. Odus M Mull
was born, the second child of the
A little more than a year there
after, the father died and a short
time later the elder child, John
Mull. died. Thus Odus M. Mull,
when less than two years old, was
left to the care of a widowed
mother, herself only 32 years old,
with a home built of logs and a
rock hillside farm as the only
means of support.
When he had reached six years
of age, Mull’s mother married a
Shelby Citizens Should Join Move
To Prevent- Fires Week Of Oct. 4
Fire Prevention Week Just Ahead.
Fire Losses Could Be Held
With a national per capita loss
of four dollars for the united Stat
es. aggregating approximately half
a billion dollars annually, it be
hooves every resident of Shelby to
fall Into line on Oat. 4 and exert
every- effort towards putting Shelby
in as nearly fire proof shape for the
winter months as possible.
Fire losses, represent one of the
greatest wattes, not only of this
nation, but the entire world. Not
withstanding the ever increasing
improvement in fire fighting
methods and menns of prevention
and precaution, the loss by fire
each year has steadily increased
during the past ten years and fori
the most part these fires have been
the result of carelessness.
Beginning Oct. 4 the entire week
will be given over throughout the
nation as Fire Prevention week,
and through the observance of this
week it is hoped to reduce the fire
hazard to as low a point as pos
sible. Let every one fiere do his
part toward reducing this hazard
and making Shelby as free from the
risk of fire as possible.
Everyone can.enter into this
campaign. Look into all of the cor
ners. into closets, under the house
on shelving and everywhere and
clear out the rubbish and trash
where sparks might fall and cause
a conflagration which may not
only destroy your home or store,
but take with It a heavy toll In the
No Debate For
Gardner In 3
Classes People
Raleigh. Sept. 30.—Gover
nor relates that when he was
a younger .man than he hi
now, an old friend gave him
advice which he has found to
bn sound and which he has
in most cases followed.
‘'Ton can argae with an
other lawyer and probably
come ont all right." the old
friend said, in substance. 'You
can have a controversy with
your banker and not be much
worse off. You can handle
your tenant or employe usu
ally. You oan hold your own
with most any other class ol
“But.” the old man advised
"don’t ever get into a contro
versy or an argument with
three classes: a woman, a
preacher or a newspaper.”
Dr. Matthews Comes
To Practice Here
Dr. B. B. Matthews will return to
Shelby the last of this week from
Andalusia, Ala., to establish himself
again In the practice of medicine
here. Dr. Matthews practised medi
cine here for a year or so. but went
to Alabama about two years %go.
He has decided to return to Shelbv
and comes back the last of this
week. He will have offices with Dr
H. C. Thompson of West Marion
street in the Lineberger building.
Takes First Honor.
The project entered by the ele
mentary grades of the Shelby school
system this year won first honors
at the fair. It is one of the first
times Shelby has competed for any
of the fair honors.
Races At Fair
In yesterday's horse races. Maca
Patchen, owned by Gene Cannon of
Concord and driven by Dick Rogers
placed first in the 2:20 trot,
“Mister Nap,” owned by Dr. Fuqua
Radford, Va„ won the 2:17 pace.
"Red Streak,” greyhound owned
by Sheriff Irvin M. Allen, led the
field in the greyhound races.
In the No. One class of the fox
hound racing yesterday a foxhound
belonging to Mr. Jim Yarbrough
took first honors. In the second
race a Lincoln county foxhound
placed first.
A pacing and 'rotting horse race
is held oaoh aftorpoon during *ho
| fair at 3 o'clock, followed by two
I classes of foxhound racing and on?
[greyhound race Around 50 dog-s
are taking part in the foxhound
racing, and six greyhounds in that
event Over 80 horses are here for
the (Jolly horse races and there
were eight starters in both flosses
vesterday and today.
Fair’s Poultry
Show Is Bigger
Than Last Year
Near 1,500 Entries
In Show
Approximately I .SOS Birds Not
Coon tint Odd Entries Such
As Pigeons, Rabbits.
The poultry show depart
ment at the county fair this
year Is typical of the other de
partments—It is the largest
poultry exhibit In the history of
the Cleveland county fair.
Rev. John Wv Buttle, director of!
the show, stated today that ap- \
proxlmately 1,500 entries were ml
the poultry' building, every bit-of|
space being taken.
Winners Friday.
It was Impossible to get a full
list of the poultry ribbon winners
today but it is probable that the
list will be available by Friday.
Of the 1,500 entries approximate
ly 1,300 are chickens. The other en
tries in the building is an odd lot.
including ducks and gese, pigeons,
rabbits, canary’ birds, guinea pigs,
“It is not only our largest poul
try show,” Rev. Mr. Buttle said
“but it ks also the best quality
show- we have had."
Practically every known species of
chicken and bird is to be found In
the building, which was a favorite
spot on opening day, particularly
for the thousands of farm children
attending the fair.
County Track Meet
\ To Kings Mountain;
! Mooresboro Second
West Cewnty-Wide Meet Held On
School Dot la Enthusiastic
A group of athletes representing
the Kings Mountain school yester
day won the first annual county
wide track meet at the Cleveland
County Pali-. By winning Kings
Mountain gets permanent) possess
ion of the first cup offered Here
after a team getting the most total
point* will keep the cup only one
year until some school wins It three
There was a great deal of Inter
est In the track meet, more than
was expected, and hundreds of
children from the various schools
were in the stands yesterday morn
ing to cheer their teams on
Other Scorers.
Kings Mountain ran up a total of
18 points to take first place. Moor
esboro came second with 15 points
and Belwood and Shelby tied for
third place honors with 14 points
each. No. 8 school registered 13
points, Lattlmore nine, No. 8 school
three and Casar two. Ellis, who
within himself wre; almost a one
man track team for Shelby was the
highest individual scorer, making all
14 points for the Shelby school
The winners by everts follow:
100-yard dash—Byers (No. 3).
Layton (Kings Mt.«. Ellis (Shelby).
220-yard dash—Ellis (Shelby),
Patterson (No. 3), Green (Moores
Quarter-mile relay—Mooresboro,
No. 3, and No. 8 In order.
Half-mile relay—Kings Mountain.
Belwood, No. 3.
Handicap—Kings Mountain Lat
| tlmore, Belwood.
Sack race - Reinhart 'Kings
Mountain''. Peeler (Belwood >, John
Blanton, Jr., (Lattlmore.)
Stand broad Jump—Harrlll (Moor
esboro), EUis (Shelby), Peeler (Bel
Running broad Jump — Ellle
I 'Shelby), Harrlll (Mooresboro) and
i Willis (Belwood-) tied for second.
Running high Jump—Davis (Lat
| tlmore), Green (No. 8) and Robln
i son (Casari. tied for second.
Standing high jump—Peeler <Bel
j wood) and Harrlll (Mooresboro)
}tied for first; McEntire (No. 3)
I third.
Bulwinkle Better;
Return* To Office
Gastonia, Sept 30 —Congreaspian
A. L Bulwinkle, who has been suf
fering severely from kidney stones
for the past several days, showed
considerable improvement this week
and- was able to be in his office f—
,a 'ime.
Manufacturers’ Building Displays
Clever Ads; Use Of Cotton
Commercial Building One Of Best
Arranged Section* Of I-arge
County Fair.
There isn’t a better prepared fea- j
ture of the Cleveland County Fair
this year than the gauntlet of edu- I
catlonal and advertising booths in I
the Manufacturers' building.
Every available Inch of apace In j
the structure Is filled and the booths j
are arranged In such a manner as
to Indicate that considerable
thought and time were given to
All Of Cotton.
Money and cotton may not go
hand In hand this year, but the
unusual Ftrst National Bank booth
paramount* cotton—not the grow
ing of cotton, or the manufacture
thereof .but Increased consumption.
Every detail of the booth la worked
out In cotton, cotton planted and
grown In Cleveland county, and In
side the booth Is an excellent dis
play of cloth and fabrics manufac
tured In Cleveland county plants.
At every turn the booth stresses
this point—"We Grow Cfltton, We
Manufacture Cotton, Let’s USE
More Cotton."
But the bank booth Is not, by far,
the only commercial display that Is
bringing the crowds to a halt as
they give It a thorough onee-over.
From one end of the building to the
other manufacturers and merchants
have excellent displays, showing
the advantages of their products
and rapidly dispensing whatever in
formation might be desired.
Along the exhibit row are the
following firms: Pendleton's Music
Store, Blue Ridge Ice Cream Com
I pany. Southern Pubhc Utilities,
Cleveland Marble ft Granite Works.
| Mils Studio, Antique Gift Shop,
Rogers Motor*. Patterson- and
I wards, florists: Riviere Printing Co.,
Shelby Hardware Co., First Na
tional Bank, Boot’s Bakery, Wal
densian Bakery, T. W. Wood and
Sons, Champion OH Co., Kelvlnator.
Nat Bowman Coal Company, J.
Lawrence Lackey, Pontiac and Bulck
automobiles. Along the same rows
the Boy Scouts have a display and
there are eating booths maintained
by the American Legion Auxiliary'
and the women of the Presbyterian
“Monstrous Crowd,”
Show Leader Says
Of Cleveland Fair
Second Biggest Day For Model
Shows. Largest County Fair
"That was the largest crowd I've
ever seen at a single county fair, ’
declared Wm. J. Hilliard, executive
of the Model Shows, In referring to
the attendance Tuesday at the
opening of the Cleveland county
fair. "Many district and state fairs
would be proud of an attendance
like that."
"To show you that I know what
I’m talking about, our show had Us
second biggest day this year at
your fair. And remember that
since April we’ve played such largi
fair events as those at Cleveland
and Columbus, Ohio, Charleston, W
Va., and Kankakee, 111, Some of us
might have wondered about bring
ing the world’s largest open air
show assemblage to a one-county
fair, but after seeing that crowd
we’re wondering no longer.”
Polkville Takes
First Honors In {
School Exhibits
For rim Time Ever All High
Schools In Coanty Had Dis
plays fn School Section.
Polkville high school won firrt
honors In the school booth contest,
at the Cleveland county fair tills
year. The booth, showing a com
prehensive cross-section of school
activity In Its various phases, was
striking In every detail and drew a
great amount of praise for the hun
dreds who thronged through the
exhibit buildings.
Falls ton Second.
Fallston took second honors with
a fine booth and Waco took third
place with another Interesting ex
Every standard high achool In
the county had a booth In the fair
this year for the first time ever, ac
cording to J. H. Orlgg, county sup
With such a large number of
school booths the building In which
they were placed was an outstand
ing point of Interest for school
children who were admitted free
Law Enforcement
Meeting Is Planned
Lions Clab Will Be Hosts To Law
Enforcement Officers of County
County Tuesday, Oct. 5. *'■
On Tuesday night, October 6. the
Lions club of this city will hold a
"law enforcement" meeting at the
Hotel Charles. The club will have
as Its guests the several deputy
sheriffs, constables, policemen and
other law enforcement officials of
the county. There will be an out
of-town speaker for the occasion.
The object of the meeting Is to pro
mote the organization of a “better
government club’’ In this county.
Through the medium of this organ
ization the people of the county
would be encouraged to better ac
quaint themselves with the method
un me auiereni gov
ernment agencies, the officers would
be made famlUar with the duties
of their office, and It Is hoped that
the people would be brought to a
better understanding, and a more
sympathetic understanding of the
officers they have seen fit to elect
to the different places of trust.
Meetings would be held where
timely subjects would be discussed
by those In attendance. It is hoped
that an organization of this kind
would build up the slumping con
fidence that the public has In the
different county, state and national
law enforcing agencies. Including
the courts, Judges, officers, and for
that matter all of the public offi
cials and public offices.
There Is a movement on through
out the state to organize such
clubs, the objects of them to be
united In bringing about a better
understanding between the people
and the office holder, and parti
cularly regarding the law enforcing
officials. Meetings would be held for
certain districts, and clubs from the
several counties would participate
In these meetings, all cooperating In
a common cause for the betterment
of the state and national govern
Children Had Great Day Taking In
Sights And Shows At Cleveland Fair
i Wonders, Freaks. Fun And (Hilar
ity of Big Midway And Shows
Gave Thrills.
Tuesday was children's day at .the
fair. And did they come? Did they?
We'll say they did. They came by
the thousands. Some brought their
fathers and mothers and big broth
ers and sisters and aunts and un
cles. but some came all alone. What
a time they had.
As early at 10 o'clock the midwav
was a mass of humanity and the
ticket sellers were kept busy
throughout the da; And what a
time they had
As early as 10 o’clock the midway
was a mass of humanity and the
ticket sellers were kept busy
throughout the day. And what a
whale of a nm^ay these Model
Shows of America have brought
this year. Nothing like it has ever
been operated in Shelby before.
Those adults who did not care for
the rides or fun houses stood around
and watched the happy children
come tumbling off the various con
traptions in hilarious fashion, only
to go back and do it ail over again.
Shrieks of laughter and unrestrain
ed cries of happiness were heard on
all sides. Soon the huge midway
was a pandemonium of noises and
orderly confusion. How they scream |
ed as the big "Waltaer" gave them
the ride of their lives, and what fun
they had trying to get out of the
place with the funny mirrors called
the Bug House.
The Russian midgets delighted
them, and one little tot cried be-!
oil °koi * (
Big Event
Has Record
Large Crowds To See
Races Today
Estimate 35,000 Or More Her*
Yesterday And Last Nljjht.
Ends Saturday,
With three more big days
and nights after today the
eighth Cleveland County Fair
promises to equal past records
as over 35,000 people milled
through the gates yesterday
and last night to enjoy th«
colorful opening day program.
In the number were thous
ands of school children who
were admitted free on school
“That crowd yesterday and la:,t
night surpassed our wildest expec
tations.” Dr. J. 8. Dorton and other
fair workers stated this morning.
“We thought we were going to have
a big throng but we hardly thought
there would be so many that it
would be difficult to fight your way
through the crowds duflng the aft
ernoon and night.”
Numerous people who have been
associated with the fair for several
years declared It to be the largest
crowd yet. “Out on the main tract.**
Rev. J. w. Buttle, poultry depart
ment head, said “there seems to he
more than ever, and X know that
we're having larger crowds in the
poultry building.”
The Week Ahead.
Attendance during the mornings
for the remainder
tll Saturday Is not expected to be
heavy, but it Is believed large
crowds will see the races and free
acts each afternoon and the fire
works, free acts and races each
The horse races are booked for X
o’clock each afternoon along with
the free acts and the foxhound and
greyhound races are at 4 each aft
ernoon. The fireworks program w
held each evening at 7:30 and the
foxhound races about the. same
The dog racing crack, featuring
greyhound and foxhound racing,
has proven to be the most attrac
tive of the new features. Hundreds
yelled themselves hoarse yesterday
afternoon and last night as th*
dogs tore around Uie half-mile
track. The horse races are equal!)
as good this year. More than fit
horses are here and there weri
eight starters in all the heats of the
horse races yesterday afternoon.
Agrlcnltnral Display.
Every department of the fa:i
shows Improvement over last yea:.
Hours can be entertainingly and
educationally spent in the big ex
hibit halls. AH space is filled and
overflowing in the agricultural
building and such a comprehensive
array of farm and household pro
ducts has not ben assembled in anv
of the seven previous fairs. Com
munity booths. individual farm
booths, miscellaneous agricultural
displays and various exhibits and
contests of farm and household
arts are unusually good. The live
Results In 30 i
In less than thirty minutes
after The Cleveland Star
came from the press Monday
afternoon, the T. W. Hamrick
company had eager response
to a two-column-five-inch ad
vertisement on "Use Our Lay
Away Plan and Select Your
Christmas Gifts Early.” Even
with all the excitement and
all the attractions at the fair
grounds, customers have con
tinued to ask for Hamrick's
Lay-Away Plan, and have
gone right Ahead, selecting
their Christmas Gift? early.
Star advertising spread the
news and did the work. It
will work for you, too. It will
help you distribute your mer
chandise to the mar* than
5000 buying fnmilie* in Cleve
land County.

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