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More Frost.
Today's North Carolina Weather
Report: Fair tonight and Tuesday.
Rising temperature Tuesday. Light j
frost tonight in Interior, heavy frost |
in west.
Hoover Urges Aid.
Fortress Monroe, Va., Oct 19.—'
President Hoover asked the nation !
last night to contribute to local I
funds for the jobless, urging that
every American adopt a policy of
becoming h*s brother’s keeper. ,
Landing here en route to Yorktown. '
he broadcast his doctrine of com- '■
munity rather than federal aid from
the home of the commandant of
this aged fortress. Thus the Presi
dent opened a national drive from
October 19 to November 25 in which
his relief committee will aid the
fathering of local funds. “No gov
ernmental action, no economic doc*
trine, no economic plan or project”
he said, "can replace that pod-im
posed responsibility of individual
man and woman to their neigh
Hold Sheppard
Over Death Of
His Pal, Roark
Roark Was Killed Near Gastonia.
Sheppard Contends Roark
Was Driving.
Gastonia, Oct. 19.—Flay Sheppard
Orover youtli, was placed under ar
rest on a charge of manslaughter:
Friday in connection with the!
death of Glenn Roark, also of Oro- j
ver, who was killed in an automo- !
bile accident on the Wilkinson j
boulevard near here last week-end. j
Sheppard In Bed
Sheppard is in bed at nis home ,
in Grover, suffering from injuries!
sustained in the accident, which1
occurred when the Sheppard car j
crashed into the rear end of aj
parked car belonging to Carl Clip- j
pard, of Cramerton.
ruder $1,000 Bond.
Officers said that Sheppard's at- ;
torneys had communicated with'
them and had given notice that ;
they would post by mail a $1,000!
bond required for Sheppard's ap- j
peaian.ce in superior court here atj
the next term.
Sheppard maintains that Rdixk '
was driving the car, officers said, j
hut added that they had evidence i
tending to show that Sheppard him
self nil the driver.
Local Boys Make
Wake Forest Frats
Shelby Vnd Boiling Springs Athle
te# Get Fraternity
■ Jl_ . I
Pour Shelby and Cleveland coun
ty boys were pledged to fraternities
at Wake Forest, college during the
rush period last week. Three of the
four starred in athletics at Shelby
high school, two playing later at
Boiling Springs college and the
other at Oak Ridge.
Pledged by the Phi Kappa Beta
fraternity were J. M. (Milky) Gold,
of Shelby, and Howard Moore, oi
Boiling Springs. Pledged also by this
fraternity was Evans Boney, of.
Wallace, a football player at Boll
ing Springs last year.
Zeno Wall. Jr., Shelby and Boil
ing Springs star and captain of the
Wake fresh eleven,, and B. T, Falls,
Jr., both of Shelby, were pledged by
the Pi Gamma Sigma.
Shelby Boys, Girls
Get Duke Pledges
Sherrill (Snooky) Lineberger and
Henry Lee Weathers, Shelby boys,
were among those pledged by the
PI Kappa Alpha fraternity last
week at Duke university. Miss Sarah
Thompson, daughter of Mr. and
Mrs. Carl Thompson, was pledged
by the Kappa Alpha Theta soro
Spindale Youth Is
Killed On Highway
.rtutherfordton. Oct. 19.—Howard
Ledbetter, 21-year-old youth o.t
Spindale, was iftstantly killed near
here at about 6 o'clock Sunday
afternoon when the car he was
driving hit a post on highway 20.
The car was a rebuilt roadster,
which, people who saw the acci
dent said, was going at a rate of
about 60 miles an hour. Ledbetter
lost control as he rouflded a curve
and the car crashed into a post on
the side of the highway. Clyde
Jones, who was with him. was
slightly hurt.
Has Freak Potato.
D. A. Bartlett, of Bel wood , grows
♦lephants; or, rather, half elephants
in his sweet potato natch. A potato
exhibited by him is almost an exact
likeness of the front legs, trunk,
bead and shoulders of an elephant.
May beek Larger
Addition Quota
For Post Office
Construction Hoped
For Next Spring
Will Probably Buy Part of Hoe?
Building at Rear for Extra
Space Needed
It will be some time next
spring or in the sumrflbr be
fore construction work oil the
proposed addition to the Shel
by postoffice can possibly be
started. The' Star is Informed.
Ilecent editorial mention of the
delay in adding to the working
■ pace at the post office brought the
information that every effort is ne
ing made to hurry through the ap
propriation and get work started.
As is customary, however, the us
ual red tape methods must be fol
Must Be Approved.
The $85,000 appropriation allowed
by the building committee ot tlie
last congress must be approved, it
is said, in a formal manner by the
nest regular session before the work
ran be started. This must be done
along the regular procedure before
the architects complete plans and
seek bids. ]
Local postal officials. realizing
that the Shelby office is now cramp
ed for working space, have filpd. or
are filing, a petition with the pos
tal department showing the urgent
need for hurrying along the addi
Informal information lias tt that
more than the $85,000 quota will be
needed. The plans for the addition
to the office calls for additional
working space on the main first
floor of the building* and. also, for ;
a third floor to be used as a Fed- I
eral court room and for offices for
Federal court officials and others, j
The $85,000. it is said, would have !
taken care of the necessary and
planned addition, but a new prob
lem was confronted. An official of '■
the postal department on an in
spection trip hero found, it is re
ported. that there is not enough
ground space at the rear of the
present building to take care of the
necessary addition.
As a result, these informal reports
have it, it may be necessary for the
government to purchase additional
footage at the rear of the building,
along East Warren street. This will j
require, It is stated, that a portion j
of the Clyde Hoey office and apart- ]
ment building, behind the postof-,
fice and facing- Blast Warren street, ‘
be purchased and removed to pro- j
vide for the addition. Such a pur- j
chase, reports say. will require j
around $27,000 or more of the $85,- 1
000 appropriation. This being the
case the remainder of the allotment
will not take care of the planned
addition and third floor.
Officials at the Shelby postoffice
say that Congressman A. L. Bul
winkle, of Gastonia, is working, on
the matter, doing all that he can to
speed appropriation if it found to te
the aproprtation if it isr found to be
insufficient after purchasing addi
tional footage at the rear.
Four Sets Twins
In One Family
Four sets of twins in a sin
gle family is reported by a Mr
Gantt of South Carolina who
was in Shelby a few days ago
Mr. Gantt is one of the two
single children in a family oi
ten. There were three sets of
boy twins, a boy and a girl
who are twins, then two sin
gles. a boy and a girl, making
up the ten children. Mr.
Gantt lives down near Colum
bia, S. C. and says his parents
as well as all of his brothers
and sisters are living.
Greatest Inventor Passes
A boy of only eight years was
Thomas A. Edison when this pic
ture was snapped of the man who
later became the greatest inventor
of all time.
Thomas A. Edison shown holding
his first incandescent bulb. This
was amoni the most important in
ventions of the famous electrical
' wizard.
Edison with the dictaphone which
he invented—a picture made many
years ago when the Instrument was
A tate picture of Thomas A. Edi
son as he appeared at worh in his
laboratory in Menlo Park, N. J.
Thomas Edison, Great
Inventor, Died Sunday
Private Funeral For Famous Man
To Be Held Wednesday. Brought i
Light To World.
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West Orange, N. J., Oct. 19.— :
Thomas A. Edison died peacefully 1
at the Hilltop estate whore he la
bored to give light, work and rec
reation to millions.
The 84-year-old inventor, who lay j
deep in a coma at the end, did not i
wish to live, Dr Hubert S. Howe
disclosed, when he realized his com
plete recovery was improbable.
His wife and six ohlldren. close
in attendance during the last stages
of the 11 weeks sickness, had been
told by Mr. Edison that his work
was finished. He would rather leave
the world, he said, than burden
them with the disabilities of age
and ill nees.
In the quiet of the early morning
on the Llewellyn Park estate a for
mal notice of Mr. Edison's passing
was brought to newspapermen by Ar
thur L. Walsh, vice-president of
Thomas A. Edison Industries, Inc.
Pale and visibly shaken, Mr.
Walsh walked down a tree-lined
path from the home to press head
quarters in the Edison garage to
read the bulletin:
“Thomas Alva Edison quietly
passed awey at 24 minutes after 3 a.
m„ October 18, 1931, (signed > Dr.
Hubert S. Howe.
Almost instantly the message
Young Reynolds Flies Wife, Ann
Cannon, To Reno To Get Divorce
Youthful N. C. Millionaire And
Wealthy Bride Seeking
Legal Split.
Reno, Nev., Oct. 19.—From an
early morning marriage in York,
S. C., the divorce mill has come
the romance of two youthful North
Carolina millionaires.
Ann Cannon Reynolds, 22-year
old wife of Smith Reynolds, 19, son
of the late R. <J. Reynolds, North
Carolina tobacco magnate, has
brought her marital troubles here,
with the aid of her flying husband.1
The daughter of Joe F. Cannon,
of the wealthy Concord, N. C., towel
manufacturing family, flew to Reno
with young ’ Reynolds, an aviation
enthusiast, and began preparations
for a divorce.
Young Reynolds, after seeing his
wife comfortably settled on Cor
nelius Vanderbilt's "Lazy Me" ranch,
took off again but he is expected tj
return when the case is tried next
Mrs. Reynolds has engaged an
attorney to look after her affairs
while she establishes her six weeks
residence in Nevada. Her divorce
complaint is expected to charge in
compatibility. Young Reynolds has
already made a property settle
ment of $1,00,000 in favor of his
corttnt’ed on psor rtotn* j
Grist Tells Of
Hambright Grave
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(A. M. Gfist In Yorltville tnquirpr J
In my last chapter I told you that
in this installment I would tell
about a visiting two or three ceme
teries. Fact is, X will tell you about
two of them and later on when I
get around to them I will visit two
or three others in the Kings Moun
tain battleground section and tei!
you what I can learn about them
and some other things of interest
in that sector. But before getting
on to the cemeteries I am going to
refer back to that address of Di
Delia Dixon Carroll at the battle
ground on October 7th.
As previously stated I was much
interested In what this fine woman
had to say. X enjoyed her talk, even
if I did get a little peeved at it in
parts. During the progress of Dr
Carroll's talk she referred to Col
onel Frederick Hambright as hav
ing been a member or a delegate tc
congress and pictured him as no.
being a politician, a scrambler fot
office; but in her mind’s eye she
could just picture him as sitting on
his front veranda and waiting foi
the neighbors and those having the
welfare of the country in mind
coming to him and requesting tha>.
he offer or even accept election tc
the Colonial legislative body.
I have read quite a bit of Revolu
tionary war-time history and es
pecially about the more prominent
soldiers of this section who parti
cipated In the battle on King
Mountain's heighs; but that was the
first time I had ever heard that
Colonel Hambright was sent tc
congress, and I am not disputing
that such was the case. He may
have been for all I know. But
when X returned home I got my
copy of Drapers "Kings Mountain
and its Heroes, " and went a-look
lng to see what he had to say about
Hambright politically speaking.
Sure enough in a sketch of the
colonel’s life on page 476-77 I
found that practically all that Dr.
Carroll had said about him was re
corded, and among other things
that the colonel “In August, 1775, h*
was a member of the Provincial
Congress.” There ft was in black
81 Students On
Honor Roll For
Opening Month
Juniors Lead Other
Shelby Classes
Several Hundred Youngsters Make
Honor Roll In lower School
Grade a.
Eighty-on* high school students
atid several hundred elementary
students attained the honor roll
during the first month of school In
the Shelby system, according to the
list made public today.
In the high school, the Junior
class led the way with 34 honor stu
dents the ninth grade was second
with 22. the senior class third with
13 and the freshmen fourth with 12.
High School Roll.
Seniors: Ray Brown. Herman
Best, Torrey Tyner, Isabel Armour,
Kdwlna Oldney, Bernice Houser,
Virginia McMurry, Madge Putnam.
Nancy Sperling. Mary Sue Thomp
son, Ethel White, Emma Ervin,
Louise Miller.
Juniors: Loris Dover, Bobby
Hoyle, Richard LeGrand. Colbert
McKnight, Caleb McSwaln, Ed
Post, Jr.. Elizabeth Carver. Rachel
Connor, Maxine Costner, Ruth For
bis, Margaret Ford, Alleen Jones,
Throngs Attend
Opening Day Of
Federal Court
Court House Packed To Capacity To
Hear Trials Resulting Krom
' Dry Raida.
Standing room was at a premium
to the Cleveland county court house
today as the Fall term of Dotted
8tates District Court opening with
^tfadge X. Tates Webb presiding.
Before noon all seats to the court
room were filled and scores were
grouped around the walls and at
the corridor entrance. The unusual
interest centering in the session
this week arose from general raids
made some weeks ago by prohtbi
i tion offlcrs In the neighboring
I counties of Burke, Lincoln and
Rutherford. The raid result
ed in several score arrests for
moonshlnlng, rum-running and boot
: legging. Many people were here to
day from Burke. Gaston. Lincoln,
! Catawba and Rutherford and a
number of our-of-town attorneys
| were als6 here.
j Judge Webb finished his charge
| to the Jury soon after court opened
i and before noon the grind was rap
; idly disposing of good behavior cases
j and other minor cases in which a
; jury was not required. This after
noon the court had reached the
j main trial docket and should by to
i morrotv be in the midst of the cases
j brought up from the recent dry
‘ roundup.
Shelby Youth Uses
Sweater To Prevent
Serious Train Wreck
Flagged "Down Seaboard Passenger
Train Sunday After Finding
Tracks Were Blockaded.
Quick thinking on the part o{
Albert Young, Shelby youth, yester
day perhaps prevented a serious
wreck of the westbound Seaboard
passenger train. Walking along the
tracks yesterday morning, Just be
yond the trestle and near the Dover
mill village switch, Young noticed
that a night freight had dropped It;
brake rods which were wedged along
the track and could not be moved
Realizing that the Impediment
would likely hurtle the locomotive
from the tracks, the young man
pulled off his sweater and seated
himself near the track to await the
passing of the up Seaboard. As the
train approached he stood on the
track at the trestle and began to
flag the engineer. At first he
thought the passenger train would
not stop, and he started to crawl
under the trestle, he said, rather
than see the crash. Just as it near
ed the danger spot, however, the
train came to a shrieking stop.
The engineer and others who in
vestigated declared that it would
have been impossible for the train
to have passed over the spot with
out a mishap.
Witte Girl Dies.
j The four-year-old daughter ol
| Mr. and Mrs. James Stringfellow, of
; the section between Shelby and
Buffalo, died early Sunday morning
, after a brief Illness with dlptherla
JohnR. Dover, Textile And Church
Leader, Dead; Funeral Held Today
Bury Textile Leader Today
Funeral services for John R. Dover, outstanding Shelbv
citizen, who died Sunday, were held here this afternoon. A
striking likeness of him is reproduced in the above photo
Canadian Jurist,
Judge Van Wart is
Buried In Shelby
| Has Been A Regular Visitor To j
Shelby Nearly Thirty Yeara.
Retired Judge.
The Honorable Justice J, A. Van
Wart, retired equity Justice of the*
8upreme Court of the Province of
New Brunswick, Canada, died in:
the Shelby Hospital Saturday
morning at 5 o'clock and was bur-'
led In Sunset Cemetery here Satur
day afternoon, after a short funer- >
al service conducted at the Palmen
Funeral Home by Rev. L. B. Hayes,1
pastor of Central Methodist church, :
Visitor Here For 30 Years.
Judge Van Wart had been a fre
; quent visitor to Sliciby for the past
| thirty years and was well known to
i a host of friends. He always enio*-1
ed Shelby and was first advised to,
come here by a friend, Mr. Har
rison, of Baltimore, who pointed
| out Shelby as having a climate
i suitable to those suffering with ca
I tarrh. Judge Van Wart was a bar
■ listed in the Province of New
Brunswick before he was appointed
to the Supreme court bench. After'
serving as a justice for seven years!
he retired and visited the mother j
country. England, Upon his return.'
his friend at Baltimore advised him i
to come to Shelby and he was so
pleased and benefltted with his first
visit that he returned most every
year since.
Judge Van Wart was 82 years of
age, yet up until two week3 ago he
was vigorous and peppy. When he
became sick, he entered the local
hospital and there the end came
early Saturday morning. Judge was
a close student of world affairs, a
learned and likeable fellow, yet
somewhat retiring In his disposi
Surviving are his wife, age 80
years, who now lives in San Diego,]
First Frost Of
Year On Sunday
The (mi li on the pumpkin
Cleveland county’* first
frost of the year came Sun
day mornlnir, and the mer
cury, which has been hanging
around a summer level, took a
plunge downward.
Another frost this mornins
wa*' considerably heavier
however, than that of yester
As a result of the change in
weather coal dealers were
being given orders that had
been delayed a little longer
than usual. and clothing
stores were anticipating busi
ness that usually comes about
the first of October.
Lions Club Meet
Postponed A Week
University Law Instructor To Speak
Here Tomorrow Night Week.
Officers As Guests.
The big law enforcement pro-,
gram planned by the Shelby Lions
club for Tuesday night, October 20.
has been postponed a week, or un
til Tuesday night, Oct. 27.
This was done because Prof. Al
bert Coates, University of North
Carolina law Instructor, was unable
to be here this week, but will at
tend as the chief speaker next week.
The Lions club, in sponsoring a
movement tending to increase the
'respect for law enforcement, plans
to have the sheriff of the county,
his deputies, and city officers pres
ent as guests for the meeting.
California, three sons, Dr. R, M.
Van Wart, professor of nervous dis
eases in the State University of
Louisiana. Chester S. Van Wart of
Chicago, and Don Van Wart, who
is engaged In the insurance business
in New’ Orleans. The latter son was
Indictment No Surprise To Cannon;
District Attorney Termed Catholic
Methodist Church Leader Mentions
Religious Faith Of Court
"I am not surprised at anything
that Roman Catholic district at
torney might do,” Bishop James
Cannon, jr., said in Atlanta, when
Informed that a federal court grand
Jury had indicted him in connection
with alleged corrupt practices in
the bishop's anti-Smith campaign.
It was the second time he had
directed public attention to the
! faith of District Attorney Leo A.
! Rover. Earlier, he said Rover harij
ignored his offers to testify before
the grand jury.
Bishop Cannon must stand trial
on charges arising from his man
agement of thousands of dollars
contributed to his relentless anti
Smith campaign on 1928.
With Miss Ada L. Burroughs,
treasurer of his "headquarters com
mittee, anti-Smith Democrats” lu
Virginia., the southern Methodist
prelate was indicted before the Dis
trict of Columbia supereme court
Friday for conspiring to violate ths
federal corrupt practises law.
The grand Jury returned 10 counts.
Outstanding Citizen
Died Sunday
One Of Section’s Most Valued
Citizens Iil Only Short
John K. Dover, mighty and
generous hearted man in the
industrial and religious life of
Shelby, is being buried this
afternoon from the First Bap
tist church. He died at 11:45
Sunday at his home on South
Washington street from an
attack of angina pectoris, aft
er two weeks illness. Funeral
services started at 3 o’clock
with the Masonic fraternity
according him honors.
The four textile plants In 8helb’.
and at Red Springs In which Mr.
Dover was an official, closed oat of
respect for his memory- Shortly
after the noon recess. t.he schools
of the city suspended for the day
and a number of business houses
closed during the funeral.
Ill Two Weeks. If
Mr. Dover was 111 wo weeks. Aftev
the first heart attack be remained
at home for a few clays under med
ical treatment. He Improved some
what and forced himself back to
his duties as a mill executive, «
work which he loved passionately.
On Saturday a week ago, he suffer
ed another heart attack at the
Dover mill office and was taken
home. Recurrent heart attacks
brought the end Sunday morning
while religious services were under
way In the several churches which
he founded and loved with a ten
der devotion.
Up FruyguAeZana Hf i, jftf ,
Mr. Dover ’Witold have been " H
years of age had he lived until De
cember 14th of this year. On a amal
farm In York county near th«
Kings Mtn. battleground ha” was
bom in an humble home but with
noble parentage in 1868. His school
ing was meagre but he read and
studied and became one of the best
educated men Of the community.
When he left the farm he was a cot
ton buyer in South Carolina, Geor
gia and Louisiana and taught
school for a short period. He was
married to Mary Ella Toms of
Rutherford county 44 years ago and
their wedding anniversary was cele
To Bury Showman
In Shelby Tuesday
No Word Received From Relatives
Believed To Live In Cincin
nati, Ohio.
John Faye, Wild West showman,
will be buried In Shelby Tuesday
afternoon without a single relative
or close friend to pay last respect*
at the funeral rites.
The service* will be held at the
Palmer funeral home at a In the
afternoon and Interment will follow
In Sunset cemetery.
Faye was fatally hurt two weeks
ago yesterday morning when struck
by an automobile on highway 20
while enroute from the county fair
grounds to the show train uptown.
He died on the following Thursday
In the Shelby hospital. His body
has been held since in the hope of
locating relatives. Last week it was
learned that his parents and a
brother lived In Cincinnati, Ohio,
four years ago, but a message there
has brought no response. Owners of
the Wild West department of the
carnival with which he travelled
will bear a portion of the burial ex*
pense and no further attempt will
be made to locate his family.
Good Crowd Takes
In The Colored Fair
Final Day Saturday Ran Close To
Opening Day In People
The Cleveland county negro fair
closed its four-day exposition Sat
urday night after staging an event
unusually successful considering the
The attendance Saturday after
noon and night was almost as
large as that of Wednesday, open
ing day.
Some of the amusement features
and side entertainment this year
were probably not up to those of
the past, but the agricultural and
school exhibits of the fair were far
superior to those of previous years
Behavior of the crowds attending
was said by officers to be exception
ally good, less arrests being made
than ever before.

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