North Carolina Newspapers

    VOL. XXXVU, No. 118
SHELBY, N. C,
FRIDAY, OCT.
8 PAGES
TODAY
* Late News
THE MARKET
Cotton . _5% to 6t«c j
Cotton Sefd, hundred ...._ 30c i
Fair Saturday.
Today’s North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair tonight and Saturday.
Big Court Today.
County recorder’s court today was
beginning its annual task of catch
ing up with the county fair after
math. Arrests have been less num
erous at the fair this year than
heretofore, yet the court session
this morning was grinding away on
an unusually heavy docket, the ma
jority of the charges being minor
Infractions, however.
I
Local Cotton 1
Grades Good
Good tirade And Long Staple.
Said To Be The Best In
North Carolina.
Cleveland cotton, except where it
was ginned too green, is of good
grade and long staple this year,
according to L. L. McLaughlin, cot
ton classer In charge of the inter
ior classing office of the North
Carolina Cotton Growers Coopera
tive association, opened in the
Planters and Merchants warehouse
here this season for the first time, j
The cooperative opened the class- j
Ing office here as an additional J
service to Cleveland fanners, who*
lead the state in both quality afid,
quantity production of cotton. With j
the office here, members can draw,
their full advance, along with grade j
and staple premiums, upon deliv-i
cry of their cotton. Heretofore they j
got only a part of the advance upon i
delivery, the full advance being;
completed after the cotton had;
been classed in Raleigh.
To render service to as many
farmers in this section as possible,
the schedule of the classer has been
changed and now instead of being
in Shelby every day, the classer)
spends two days out of each week!
in Lincolnton and Cherryville. Ae-{
cording to the new schedule, he is j
in Shelby on Mondays, Wednes-j
days, Thursdays and Saturdays; in
Lincolnton on Tuesday afternoon
and In Cherryville on Tuesday
mornings and Friday afternoons.
The office is rendering an ex.-1
cellent service, according to local |
farmers who are very complimen
tary to the courtesy of the classer
and the draft clerk. They say they
are well satisfied with the grades
they are getting and to date the of
fice has not had a single complaint.
Under the cooperative plan farm
ers draw almost as much as they
could obtain by outright sale, and
still retain their equity in their cot
ton. Should the market go up later,
as many expect it to do, they will
share in the better prices.
B. Y. P. U. Quarterly
Meeting On Tuesday
Meeting To Be Held At Dover
Church Embraces 10 Churches
In Section.
On Tuesday evening, October Cth,
beginning at 7:30 p. m. the follow
ing program will be given by dis
trict No. 2 of the Kings Mountain
B. Y. F. V. at Dover Baptisst
church:
7:30—Song service.
7:45—Devotional exercises, con
ducted by Miss Orma Lee White of
Dover.
7:55—Business session; roll call;
announcements; time and place of
next meeting.
8:15—Solo by Miss Madge Sper
ling of Ross Grove.
8:20—Three five minute talks,
main topic, "B. Y. P. U. Training
.4s An Aid to Christian Living,” dis
cussed by 1. “Provides the Influence
of Christian Associates,” by Miss
Tcssie Lail, Eastside; 2. “Enlists in
Christian Work,” by Mr. Walter
Davis of Double Springs; 3. "In
structs in the Way of Christ,” by
Miss Ruth Brown of South Shelby.
8:40—Duet, by Misses Margaret
Liles and Mary Lewis Wilson of the
First Baptist church of Shelby.
8:45—Address by Mr. Horace
Rasom, educational director of Firct
Baptist church.
The meeting will be presided over
by Attorney Bynum E. Weathers,
president of district No. 2. There
will be elected a chorister, pianist
and secretary at this meeting.
The following churches comprise
this group and representatives from
each are urged to attend: Double
Springs, Dover, Eastside, Shelby
First, Shelby Second. Ross Grove,
Elizabeth, Mulls Chapel, Zion ar.d
Wallace Grove.
High Grid Game
On In Afternoon
The Shelby high-Forest City
football game is being played
this afternoon at Forest City
Instead of tonight as was first
planned.
Some arrangements e-ould not be
tnade about securing the electrical
ty-lighted park there and the game
was moved up to this afternoon.
(OTHER SPORTS ON PAGE 21
Expect Record' Crowd For Final Day Of Big Cleveland Fair
Veteran Mail
Carrier Quits
After 29 Years
Geo. Elam Travelled
249,284 Mile*
Man Who Travelled Distance Equal
To 10 Times Around World
Is Retired.
A new mail carrier on Thurs
day delivered mail for nearly 2,
000 people along: Shelby route
one. It was the first time In
almost three decades that the
‘'mail man" to 348 families on
that route was not George
Elam, of Shelby.
At Wednesday noon, Mr, Elam
drove his automobile into the Shel
by post office driveway, alighted
with his sacks and checked in for
the last time. After 29 years and one
month of serving the people along
route one he was retired by the
postal department.
Some Travelling.
It was on the morning of Septem
ber 1, 1902, that Mr. Elam, then a
young man, left by horse and buggy
for his first trip around his route.
Since? that time, with a few excep
tions caused by ill health in the
last year, he hasn’t missed a day.
At 18G mail boxes, strung out from
Shelby to Buffalo, to Waco, to
Stony Point and back to Blanton's
store on Highway 18, the daily vis
its of Mr. Elam were anticipated with
the same degree of certainty as the
rising sun each morning.
At the time he was re'lred the
length of his route was 30.8 miles.
Through the 29 years the average
length of the route was about 28
miles. Counting out Sundays and
holidays, Mr. Elam travelled the
route approximately 307 days every
year for 29 years. Which is to say
that during his career as a mail
carrier Mr. Elam travelled approxi
mately 249.284 miles—which is 10
times around the world.
For years the daily trip was made
by horse and buggy, but of more re
cent years it has been made by
automobile. The route has been
lengthened since Mr. Elam was
first appointed in 1902 but due to
modern roads and motor travel he
made his last trip before noon where
in the old days it was a full day’3
job for any man and his outfit.
Four Tears Over.
Mr. Elam could have retired four
years ago at the age of 65, but by
special permission of th e govern
ment he served two additional terms
of two years each. He is now retir
ed on an annuity which is ample
enough for him to live on In com
fort for the remainder of his life.
His first annual salary was $900. As
the years passed by this was grad
ually Increased and at the time of
his retirement he was receiving $2,
010.
uid mends uatner.
Wednesday night, the night of his
retirement. Mr. Elam invited all cf
his old service friends to his home
on North Washington street. Among
those present to wish him all man
ner of happiness in his deserved va
cation were all members of the
Shelby post office force and broth
er carriers who had served with him
during the three decades.
The Elam route Thursday was
carried by another Elam—Roland
B., son of the retired carrier, who
has for years been his father sub
stitute. The son will continue the
route as temporary carrier until
other changes, if any. are made.
There is some talk that route one
and route 8 will be combined, but
this consolidation is not definite as
yet. Postmaster J. H. Quinn stated
today. Mr. Forrest Lutz is the car
rier on route eight.
It’s Cotton Currency Here
I This lanky cotton-grower of “six miles northwest of Lost Mountain *}
doesn't give a hang how many countries abandon the gold standard. His
standard Is fresh-ginned cotton. The grower’s "cotton currency,” In
the form of three bales of cotton hauled to Atlanta, Ga., by an ox-cart,
was brought to the city in answer to a department store's offer to ac
cept the Huffy commodity in exchandise for merchandise.. The cotton
grower, J. L. Ellison (right). Is shown negotiating with Walter Rich Heft).
Get Escaped Convict
A fter Second Robbery
Ralph Foust, Sent Up For 10 Years, Escapes, j
Comes Back Here To Break In The Same
Garage He Robbed Last May. Is Caught, j
Ralph Foust, young white man* heck in the Cleveland
county jail which he left early in September for a 10 years
stay in the State prison, certainly has his nei've.
Bowie On Visit
Here; Cheerful
About Contest
Judge Tam C. Bowie, ol
West Jefferson, a candidate
for the Democratic nomina
tion to the United States
senate, was a visitor in Shel
by two days this week. He
was accompanied by Mr.
George Doggett, Shelby na
tive.
Judge Bowie, one of thr
state's best known political
leaders, has quite a number oi
close friends here and in con
versation with them express
ed the opinion that he be
lieved his chances to be good
for winning the nomination
for the seat now held by Sen
ator Cameron Morrison.
Epworth League To
Meet At Gastonia
"The Epworth leagues of the
Gastonia district will hold their
quarterly meeting on Friday night,
October 2nd, at 7:30 o’clock, in the
Young People's building of Main
Street M. E. church, Gastonia. At
this time plans for organizing the
district according to the New Uni
fied program of Christian educa
tion in the local church, will be
worked out and discussed.
All pastors and a large represen
tation of young people from each
chapter in the district are urged to
be present.
McLean Not Taking Sides In Race
For Governor; Not Daniels Backer
Editor Differed With Him Too
Much During His Administra
tion In Office.
(Special to The Star.)
Raleigh, Oct. 2.—“They are all
my friends—all supported me, and
I could not afford to take an active
part in behalf of either of them.’
said former Governor A. W. Mc
Lean, in Raleigh today, in reply to
a query as to what part he is tak
ing in the present gubernatorial
campaign. The former governor
said he was not studying politics
now.; except possibly incidentally,
but was devoting practically his
entire time to business
His answer may well apply to
those candidates who have an
nounced and might be extended to
two-thirds of those In prospect, but
probably not all of the way, He
may have friendly feelings toward
<J. C. B. Ehringhaus, R. T. Fountain
and A. J, Maxwell, already an
nounced, and they probably extend
to D. G. Brummitt and Willis
Smith, two of the three prospects,
but grave doubt is expressed that
he could bring himself to support
Editor Josephus Daniels, certainly
III, a Democratic primary For it is
recalled, he was the object of at
tack of many morning editorials
icoNTivtr*n on p*r?w bight .
Foust cscajled from the state pri
son farm last Friday afternoon and
came back to Shelby Just before
daylight yesterday morning and
broke in the same garage he was
sent up for robbing the first time
Failing to get away with a car there
he broke in another garage, stole a
new automobile and was captured
before noon at Gaffney,
Daring Attempt.
The audacity of the second rob
bery is unusual, not only because
the young criminal returned to rob
the same garage, but, also, because
one failure yesterday morning did
not break his nerve find he carried
out his intent, officers say, m
another garage.
Last May Foust and another
young white man were charged with
breaking in the Ford garage, then
the Chas. L. Eskridge agency, and
stealing a new automobile. Some
time later they were arrested in
Houston, Texas, and were returned
here by Sheriff Irvin M. Allen and
Police Chief McBride Poston. At
the July-September term of super
ior court Judge Moore sentenced
Foust and Painter to not less than ]
10 years in prison for the automo- i
bile larceny and breaking in thej
Cohen department store.
Escapes Prison.
Late last Friday afternoon, ac- i
cording to Information secured by |
officers here, Foust made his get-'
away from the state prison farm
while working in a cane field.
Thinking perhaps that he would
not dare to return to his home
town prison officials did not notify j
the officers here of the escape I
Around 3 or 4 o'clock Thursday
morning someone entered the same
Ford agency Foust robbed last
spring. now operated by Rogers
Motors, and took out a second-hand
car. The switch key failed in some
manner to work and the car was
abandoned near the railroad tracks
on West Marion street where it was
found after daylight. Shortly there
after someone broke in the rear of
the D. H. Cline Chevrolet garage,
filled up the gas tank of one new
car but failed to get it out as there
was no battery in it. Then another
new car was filled with gas and oil
and taken from the garage. As e
result officers were faced this morn
ing with one auto robbery and
another attempted one. About the
only clue they had was a footprint
in the abandoned Ford.'
Get Information.
Before noon Thursday there came
a call from Gaffney stating that
two patrolmen had a suspicion,
character there in a new automo
bile A check-up was made on the
number of the car stolen at the
Cline garage and It was found to
iCONTTNTTEP ON PAOK *IOHT >
Four White Women
In Thursday Catch
Olflftn Had Busier Day Yesterday
With Fair Crowd* Than On
Any Other Day.
Less arrests had been made
among the fair crowds this year
than any previous year—up until I
yesterday.
But Thursday and Thursday night
business * began to pick up as al
■cohollc spirits were more in evid
ence.
During the day an even dozen
wople were jailed for being drunk
t operating autos while lntoxicat-1
Four of the atrests were made I
y highway patrolmen.
Four of those Jailed were whit?
omen charged with imbibing too
eelv.
September Record
Month For Cupid
With 12 Weddings
More Mariage licenses Issued Here
Last Month Than In An; Month
In Two Years.
Dan Cupid, who has ben floun
dering around in a badness depres
sion along with others, staged a
real comeback last month.
In the month of September, ac
cording to the records of Register
Andy F. Newton, more marriage li
censes were issued at the Cleve
land county court house than in any
month fin a two-year period.
Eleven White.
Eleven of the twelve couples se
curing licenses during the month
were white.
One of the licenses, issued this
week, is a “secret” affair and it was
not known today whether or not the
marriage has already taken place.
Fine Picture
Exhibit Here
150 Works Of Art WiU Be On Dis
play At High School Auditor
ium Tuesday.
B. L. Smith, superintendent of
the city schools announces that an
exhibit of 150 of the finest repro
ductions of recognized masterpieces
of art has been engaged to be plac
ed on display to local students and
the general public beginning Tues
day in the high school building.
A small admission charge will be
made and the fund thus raised, will
be used to purchase pictures for
the city schools.
In making the announcement,
Supt. Smith said, “It has hr«*r. the
privilege of students and the gen
eral public to enjoy the master
pieces of music and literature for
generations; but an enjoyment of
the masterpieces of art has, until
very recently, been restricted to
those who were wealthy enough to
travel throughout the world, visit
ing the museums in which the ori
ginal paintings hang.
“Recent improvements in colot
photography and printing now make
it possible to bring the art of the
world to even our smaller towns and
villages through the medium of
faithful reproductions. These re
productions are true to the originals
in all respects, with the possible
excewion of size. Even the most
ate variations in color are
maintained. In most instances the
brush strokes In the original pic
ture are clearly discernible."
Mrs. Harry Hudson has charge of
arrangements, Miss Thomas is
general chairman. Miss Minnie Ed
dins Roberts Is publicity chairman
and Miss Kate Wilson has charge
of tickets.
Turn Tax Books
Over On Monday
Saturday Is the end of the
legal grace period for 1930 de
linquent taxpayers in Cleveland
county, It was announced today.
Monday morning the sheriffs of
fice will turn the 1930 tax books
over to the county commissioners
After the transfer the commission
ers will begin preparing the delin
quent list for publication in the
newspaper next week. Those who
have no! paid may do so this week
arid have their names removed be
fore the list is transferred. other
names may be removed by paying
before publication day next week
Outstanding Booths
Take Fair Ribbons
Dixons Carry Off Ribbons In Indi
vidual Booths. Sharon Best
Home Booth.
All the booth entries at the
Cleveland county fair this year
were considerably ahead of those
last year in presentation on
their subjects. The booth de
partment oi the agricultural
building proved a big drawing j
card Wednesday and Thursday
as the crowds took a lull on the j
midway to give the exhibits the
once-over.
The No. 8 community booth won i
first honors in the community booth j
slass. This booth, presenting an ag-j
ricultural survey of the section,!
based its theme upo* a general live- j
it-home plan.
Lattimore Second.
The Lattimore booth took second]
honors in the community class with
the Bess Chapel booth, from Lin
coln county, copping third honors.
Show Real Farming.
A demonstration of successful
farming was ably shown In the In
dividual farm booths. The exhibit
of B. P. Dfxon, of the Bethlehem
section, won first prize, and run
ning it a close race was the exhibit
of R. B. Dixon, of the same sec
tion, which took second honors. The
D. M. Beam booth from the Waco
section ranked third priz«. So out
standing were the Dixon booths
that the Judges had a hard time
making a decision between them
The two Dixons are among the
county's most successful farmers
and their booths paramounting
food and feed crops, building of
soil and rotation of crops made it
clear that the live-at-home style of
fanning ianothing mw.to them.
Demonstration Booths.
The booths of the competing
home demonstration clubs were
also well prepared and did much to
put bver the systematic method o!
carrying on the farm activities.
• The Sharon club both, based on
beautification of home and yard
took first honors. The Earl booth,
which presented a perfect budget
for canned food for the entire year,
took second place. The El Bethel
booth won third honors by illus
trating how the housewife can save
steps, labor and worry by a syste
matic arrangement of her working
quarters and a systematic method
of carrying on household and farm
work.
Draw Attention.
Mrs. Irma P. Wallace, home dem
onstration agent, stated that the
crowds in the exhibit buildings
Wednesday and yesterday were the
best Wednesday and Thursday
crowds to visit the exhibit section
in any fair.
Showman Breaks His
Leg At Fair Ground
George Watkins, who is connect
ed with the Model Shows playing
the Cleveland county fair, is in the
Shelby hospital with both bones in
his right leg broken. Watkins was
hurt Tuesday when something fell
upon him while, it is said, he was
helping to erect some of the shew
stands.
Ned Gidney, negro, shot in the
stomach during a brawl in the
county last Saturday night, Was
said today to be improving.
Willie Strickland, negro, who was
shot in the stomach in a shooting
affair in “little Harlem" some weeks
ago in which another young colored
man was killed, has improved con
siderably and is now about able to
leave the hospital.
Midway Fun Gets
Praise Of Crowds;
Saturday Big Day
HifCttt Show Kver To Play Fair
Here Measure** Up To Advance
Reputation.
The midway at the Cleveland
County Fair brought here by the
Model Shows of America has been
the mecca for thoifcands of amuse
ment seekers during the week, and
all indications point to the, largest
crowds being on Jiand tonight and
Saturday.
The magnitude and general meri
torious character of the midway
shows this year has elicited much
favorable comment-in fact the ad
vance stories did not exaggerate
when the announcement was made
that a "Veritable world's fair"
would be brought here. The Model
Shows of America are providing fun
and amusement for the whole fam
“J;
The Royal Russian midgets; the
Wild West and Rodeo; the Giant
sisters; the colored minstrels: the
circus side show; Alpine, the Flor
ida fat girl; Goliath, the Sandusky
sea monster, Fun on the farm; the
bug house; "Paris;” the "Wall of
Death;” the mpnkey hippodrome
and circus; the Crazy Quilt; Dam
Fina, and many other novelties, aa
well as the big and small rides have
created endleas entertainment dur
ing the fair.
One particular exhibit called the
"Naked Truth" should be Seen by
every adult. It Is one of the most
educational demonstrations that has
ever In all probability ben seen on
a midway. No children are admitted
to this attraction.
All shows and rides will be in op
eration continuously until midnight
Saturday, when stakes will be pull
ed and early Sunday morning the
special train will pull out for Win
ston-Salem, where the Model Shows
of America furnish the midway fea
tures next week at the fair.
Young Shelby Girl
Get* Prize Check
Theresa Payseor, 8th Grade Student
Here, Win* An Eighty-Five
Dollar Cash Prize.
Thgresa Payseur, 10-year-old
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. 8. 8. Pay
seur, of Shelby, is a happy little
girl today, and a bit proud—and
Justified at being so.
This morning she received an *85
check from the Andrews music firm
at Charlotte for offering the best
solution to the "27" puzzle contest
conducted by the firm. Theresa is
in the fifth grade at the Marion
school.
Mr». Wootton Under j
Serious Operation1
I Mrs. Paul Wootton is undergoing
a very serious operation this morn
ing in the University Hospital in
Philadelphia. She has been suffer
ing with a tumor on the brain which
Dr. Frazier, one of the ablest sur
geons in America is undertaking to,
remove. Mrs. Wootton was former
ly Miss Mae Blanton of Shelby.
Her husband who is manager of the
Montgomery Ward store at Hickory
and her sister, Mrs. Mai Spangler
of Shelby, are in Philadelplfisi at her
bedside.
Big Python, MissingFrom Show Here,
Believed To BeLocatedNear Winston
• >_. _
14-Foot Snake. Discarded For Dead
At Greensboro, Tunis Up At
Winston.
Imagine walking upon a 14-foot
snake coiled by the side of the
road?
That's what happened to a color
ed man just out of Winston-Salem
I yesterday morning, and the odd an
gle ts that the mysterious python
which so aroused Winston people
yesterday has e eoaneetirn with
• Shelby 'tods'', after a?,..Investiga
tion, it appears as if the big snake
found there by a colored man. the
discovery censing a semi-riot
one of the snakes in the python col
lection ol Col. Walter Welliver who
is with the Model Shows at the
Cleveland County Fair.
Last Saturday night when the
show here and Col. Welliver prepar
ed to leave Greensboro It was be
lieved that ‘'George.” 14-foot, 35
year-old python of the Indian
jungles, was dead. Col. Welliver ord
ered a colored hian to take the big;
| snake and bury It was believed !
that he did so until yesterday aft
ernoon when Wins toy papers flash- i
ed out with the netrs ihaj a ason- ■
1 strous snake—a boa constrictor, or '
iCOVTINXIBO ON SAGS EKAHT.i •
Throngs See
Attractions
Thursday
Peak Attendance For
Saturday
Bir Event To Culminate With
Colorful Program Arrang
ed For Saturday.
A surprising mid-week at
tendance Thursday afternoon
and night, ranging from 18
to 20 thousand, led Cleveland
County Fair officials to be
ieve that all attendance rec
ords of the fair would be
smashed tomorrow, Saturday
afternoon and night. Such
was the jam of humanity and
motor cars at the fair tract
last night that hundreds of
cars parked along sideroade
near the fairgrounds in order
to see the fireworks program.
A definite check-up of the at
tendance figures was not available
this morning, but several fair offi
cials expressed the belief that the
crowd last night was the largest to
ever see the fair here except on
opning and closing nights.
Attractions Galore.
"We hardly expected that many
people back so soon after that big
opening day crowd." Secretary J. 8.
Dorton said of the Thursday night
attendance, "but one thing about it
—we are assured that we're going
to have more people than we can
hardly handle tonight, and Satur
day afternoon and night. But if
even more people come through the
gates Saturday than did for the big
opening Tuesday we Intend to en
tertain them as they haven't been
entertained. It will be the last day,
the grand finale, and we mean to
shoot the works. What is left in tho
fireworks array will be flashed for
the evening performance, and In
all the races, horses and hounds,
everything will be out' to win and It
should be the biggest amusement
day of all.”
One of the attractions this after
noon will be the parading UXore
the grandstand, at 1:30, of all the
blue ribbon winners in the livestock
show.
Saturday Program. .
The program for Saturday, the
final day, will vary very little from
the set programs of the other days
One Saturday feature has been add
ed, however, for the afternoon. At
4:15 the annual pony raoe with
local boys and local ponies compet
ing will be held. This event Is ex
pected to bring out every youngster
in the section as well as the grown
ups on hand for the horse and
hound races. The other races and
free attractions will be held at the
usual hour, and hundreds of people
from neighboring counties who
haven't as yet seen the foxhound
(CONTINUED ON PAqs EIOHT i
Good Racing Staged
At Cleveland Fair
Raleigh Horae Sets Record In Run
Off Heat. All Races
Are Fast.
The horse races at the Cleveland
County Pair this year are better
than usual and are giving plenty of
thrills to the packed grandstand
each afternoon. Tomorrow owners
and drivers of the racing horses
plan “to shoot the works” with the
hope of picking up extra prize mon
ey on Saturday, the closing day.
Winners In Tuesdays racing
events follow.
2:14 trot—-“Jack Ashey. owned
and driven by J. A. Smith. Mem
phis. Tenn.; "Sayzoff,” owned and
driven by Louis Huber, Cincinnati.
2:20 pace—“Clara Tango," winner
in three straight heats, owned and
driven by L. Huber. Cincinnati;
“Dixie Symbol," owned by W. R.
Rutherford. Bristol, Va., and driven
by Tate.
Wednesday events:
2:17 trot—Pour heats were neces
sary, the winner. “Arion Booken.'
owned by D. H. Pope. Raleigh, and
driven by Britt, clipping off the
fourth heat quarter in a SI second
record. “Duchess." owned by Penny
Brothers, Greensboro, and driven by
fCe!*-1- placed second
2:14 pace—1 Symbo Panel,' owned
by D. H Pope, Raleigh, and driven
by Hatehell, won in three straight
hears.
    

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