BHKLBY, N. U. MONDAY, OCT. 26. 1931 Published Monday, Wednseday and Friday Afternoons.
By Muii, ptt tnr, (in nilvuie*) — »j m
Currier net* v*»r ■ in .
Cotton, spots ......'fiv, to 7c
Cotton seed, per ton ....... S1".0«
'Ten ton lots S13.5CH
Todays North Carolina Heather
Report: Fair tonight and Tuesday.
Cooler In east and central portions
Chicago, Oct. 26.—Ai Capone, the
fallen gang leader, sat in a county
jail eelF and complained about the
food last night while his attorneys
studied desperately over ways and
means to postpone his start on 11
years of penal servitude. The attor
neys were preparing a request to
ihe United States Circuit Court of
Appeals for a supersedeas writ,
which would enable Capone to live
in his expensive hotel snite while
his conviction for income tax viola
tions is appealed to the higher
* osrts. The government was pre
pared to hustle the millionaire
gangster to the federal penitentiary
at Leavenworth, Kansas. He was
saved from an immediate trip Sat
• nrday by only a few hours.
Business To City
Pall Trading Activity Evident In
s Shelby. Many Shoppers
Saturday, judging by all reports
was Shelby's best business day this
With the price of cotton moving
up and a big portion of the crop
ginned and picked there were more
shoppers in Shelby during the day
than at any time since last year,
according to numerous Shelby mer
The recent cool snap had some
thing to do with it for many of the
choppers in the city over the week
end were purchasing fall clothing
and shoes. Among them were many
school children and their parents
, as all the six months schools and
five of the long-term schools began
work this morning.
The increase in trade Saturdav
has been a stimulus to local busi
ness as it indicates that a major
portion of county citizens have suf
ficient money for necessities such as
clothing and have merely delayed
buying because summer Weather
held over into the fall season.
The pick-up in shopping last
week is an assurance that from now
■ on urtfl the end of the holiday sea
rM. fmsiness will be considerably
•oetter than it has. Shelby mer
chants have their fall goods al
ready on display and are anticipat
ing a rather healthy buying period
during the next month or so.
Former Grid Stars
Here Help Deacons
, Five County Flayers On Wake For
* est Fresh Eleven. Two
The fresh football eleven at Wake
Forest college this year comes very
near looking like a Shelby-Cleve
land county outfit. Five niembers
of the eleven in the game with Oak
Midge Saturday were yduths who
got their preliminary training under
- i. Ooach Casey Morris of the Shelby
iogh school and Conch Blainey
yJ&afcW at Boiling: Springs. They
,* 4^t:s* Upward Moore and Faulken
"HHW. in Hne, 2,c. j Wall, Milky
• •'ii&eCand Er ans Bonry In the back
ri«§r Another member of the eleven
Ford,. Forest City fullback,
i Wait, Gold and Moore all played
at Shelby High. Wall and Moore
later playing at Boiling Springs and
P ^tkild at Oak Ridge. Boney tm^l
Faulkenberg played at Boiling
Springs. In Saturday’s game, which
^ Wake Forest won.* Wall and Gold
were credited as being outstanding
performers. Gold intercepted a pass
for one Wake touchdown and plac
kicked an extra point after touch
down for the one-point, margin to
win the game.
(OTHER SPORTS ON PAGE 2)
, Few Premium Checks
Of Fair Unclaimed
« As Is the case every yetir, there
■-> were a few people who won prize?
■"at the recent Cleveland county fair
and did not call for their checks.
These unclaimed checks have been
wt- ent through the mail, and a few
have been returned as unclaimed or
, . Will the following people either
( „• call for the checks, or leave their
^’’correct address with Mrs. Irma P.
* Wallace, home demonstration agent;
Mrs. O. V. Brown, Mrs. Shaw
Moore. Talmage Beam. P. J. Elliou,
Mrs. Horace Champion, Mrs. W. M
Williams. Mrs. John Ellis, and the
three men who won first, second
and third prizes on the entry "ten
-era of corn any Other variety.”
N This will clear the last of the
premium business, and have every
thing m shape for the checking oi
accounts November 2, the date set
for *D checks to be deposited
A. M. Lattimo re, Head
Of Confederates, Dies
Man For Whom Town Was Named, Pension
Board Chairman, Sunday School Teacher
And Jovial Spirit Died At 86. Funeral On
“Capt.” Audly Martin Lattimore, founder of the town of i
Lattimore,. commander of the Confederate Veterans of the:
:ounty, chairman of the pension board and all-round pood!
citizen, died with his ‘‘boots on" Sunday afternoon atj5:I5i
o’clock at his home at Lattimore.
"Capt.” Lattimore would have
! been 86 years old had he lived until
i the 30th of November, this year
He was an up and going fellow and
although he suffered with high
blood pressure for several years, he
was in fairly 'good health until
about four weeks ago. While sitting
in a chair, the end came quietly in
the arms of his son, Pink,
Tire funeral will be held from the
Lattimore Baptist church Tuesday
afternoon at 2 o'clock, services be
ing conducted by Rev. Rush Pad
gett, pastor assisted by Rev. I. D.
IlarrlU and Dr. Zeno Wall. A great
throng will attend for Mr. Lattimore
was one of the county’s noblest vet
erans and most beloved citiaens,
widely connected by kinship and
In Confederate Artillery.
Mr. LatUmcre was born on Hin
ton's creek in the Polkville section,
the son of “Big John" Lattimorc
and Iby Carson. His great grand
father fought at the Battle of
Kings Mountain. He was one of e
family of eleven children, nine bov;
and two girfc. All have preceded
him to the grave. Seven of th3
boys were in. the Confederate army
at the same time and Mr. Lattimorc
marched to the front in January,
1864 with the seventen year old boys.
He was a member of company C.
10th Artillery, Poague’s Battalion
and his service was around. Rich
mond and Petersburg in the last 15
months of the conflict. He came
home April 21, 1865 and set about
to rebuild a devastated section.
Six Children Survive.
He was married to Miss Mary
Hamrick who was a faithful com
panion until she died 17 years ago
Surviving are six fine sons ana
daughters, Miss Ellie Lattimore and
J. Pink Lattimore who lived with
him at Lattimore; Mrs. A. M. Ham
rick of Shelby, Mrs. L. V. Lee of
Shelby, J. Broadus Lattimore ni
Lattimore and Tom J. Lattimore, oi
Macon, Ga. One son, W. F. Lattt
! more, died in 1920.
Station Agent For 20 Years.
Coining to Lattimore when the
Southern railway was being built,
through this section. Mr. Lattimore
oversaw sf force of laborers in the
constrtiction of the road. Later the
Seaboard was built and the lines
| crossed at the town named In his
| honor. He became station agent for
! the Seaboard and in this capacity
he was known as “captain.”
served as agent for 20 years, but re
tired in 1930 to look after his farm
Mr. Lattimore Joined Mt, Zion
(CONTINUED ON PAGE EIGln I
Youth Of Boiling
Springs Leader Of
Cade Greene, son of Mr. ar.d
Mrs. O. M. Greene cf Boiling
Springs, has been elected president
of the Pi Kappa Alpha pledges at
Young Greene, a good / athlete,
also made the Vanderbilt frosh
football team, playing at tackle posi
Honest Man Pays *
For Chewing Gum
Bought Year Ago
If Diogenes should come,
rambling around Shelby seek
ing his honest man. J. I..
Black, manager of the Caro
lina store here, could be ot
Mr. Black has just been
paid for a five-rent package
of chewing gum purchased
from him a year ago.
A year back Mr. Black was
operating a store for his firm
at Old Fort. This week he re
reived a letter from a man
there in which five cents In
stamps was enclosed to pay
for a package of gum pur
chased from Black there.
It cost the Old Fort man
four cents to mail and ac- i
knowledge the letter that
‘made everything all right, I .
County Roads In
Good Shape Now
Broadway Force Gets Praise From
Several Sections. Dry Weath
er A Handicap.
Continued praise Is heard, from
several sections of the county, for
-the method in which Cleveland
county roads are being worked and
maintained under the new state
system with W. A. Broadway, of
Shelby, in charge of highway up
keep in the county.
Last week a portion of the county
road force spent some time in the
northwest section of the county, in
the Casar area. and their work
there has been commended by farm
ers of that section as well as by
motorists. - --e
Better 'I"han Ever.
In several communities citizen
have reported that under the new
system their roads are better main
tained than ever before. There are
sections, of course, where the new
outfit has not had time as yet to
get all roadway in the best of con
dition, but the various foremen are
giying every effort to accommodate
their respective districts and citi
f zens are askpd to communicate
with the foreman in their districts
| where it is believed that the roads
and bridges should be improved
The continued dry weather'has to
a certain e.-hent handicapped the
road forces as it is difficult to do
much with the packed surfaces.
Third Degree Work.
Cleveland Lodge 202 A. F. & A.
M. will meet in called communica
tion Tuesday night, at 7:30 o'clock,
for work in the third degree.
Rutherford Citizens Ask Special
Session; But Injure Own Proposal
j Argument For Session Considered
Best Argumei.'l Against
1'1’om Bost in Greensboro News.)
Raleigh, Oct. 26,—Rutherford
citizens, giving Governor Gardner
their reason for desiring a special
session of the general assembly,
probably have furnished him the
: bast possible argument for postpon
ing that calamity.
It is now no secret that the quad
rennial valuation if property was
defeated more on account of the
hazard to North Carolina’s credit
throughout the nation than for any
other reason It would have cost $1.
000.000 to re-value and after the Job
was done tliere would have been
perhaps A billion slashed from the
grand total of the North Carolina
i properties The extraordinary eon
ditkm which makes real estate-the
worst property when it h^d been
until recently the very best, is not
permanent, all state leaders say. To
value lor taxes, property, tor which
there is no present demand among
the traders, is not getting anywhere
constitutionally, legislators felt.
But a large slash would automat
ically fix North Carolina’s status.
Values greatly reduced would put
the state in position of having bor
rowed more than 7:5 per cent of its
total valuation and that is utterly
and fundamentally illegal. The Ru
therfordton meeting Monday night
suggests a state course which could
be construed as nothing but repu
diation Governor Gardner lias said
nothing on the subject. He is deep
ly meditating the recent meetings
here in which time merchants and
ooNTtNtricn n\’ p»nv *-ir»ww»
Star Will Take I
Farm Products On
Paper For Charity
Potatoes And .Molasses To Be Re
ceived For Subscription. Go
In doing Us part to provide
tood and comfort for the needy
of Cleveland county this winter.
The Cleveland Star will give
100 bushels of potatoes and 100
gallons of molasses to the
county fund for free distribu
tion among the unfortunate..
The Star gift is so planned
that it will have a twofold
benefit. In order to seeure the
potatoes and molasses, one bush
el of potatoes, either Irish or
sweet potatoes, will be reeelved !*
as 80 cents payment upon a
year’s subscription to the pa
per, and a gallon of molasses
will be taken in at the same
value. The offer is restricted to
one bushel of potatoes or one
gallon of molasses on each an
nual subscription, either new or
renewal. When the 100 bushels
of potatoes and the 100 gallons
of molasses are received the
offer will i>e withdrawn.
Help Both Ways.
The offer should have its
value to farmers as well as to
the needy of the county. Many
farmers are this year fortun
ate enough to have an abund
ance of food and feed, due to a
good season and a good harvest.
Money, however, is scarce with
many and their food products
are bringing a low price on the
market. The Star offer will en
able farmers, to convert their
potatoes and molasses into the
the cash equivalent on their
The cash equivalent offered—
M cents per bushel of potatoes I
and 60 cents per gallon of mo
lasses—is slightly above the
market price. Farmers who de
sire to take advantage of the
offer are requested ,as their
part In aiding charity and turn
ing over their own susplus pro
ducts, to bring the molasses in
gallon buckets and the potatoes
in sacks. The potatoes and mo
lasses when brought to The
Star office will be collected and
turned over to the general char
ity committee which will super
vise the distribution of the food
where it is most needed by un
fortnnate families out of work
Mrs. Eva Blanton
Dies Here Saturday
End Comes On Her 3HI Birthday.
Burled In Sunset Cemetery
Mrs. Eva Blanton, wife of A. M.
Blanton, died Saturday afternoon
at 3 o'clock at her home on Line
berger street in East Shelby. Mrs.
Blanton had been in ill health for
some time and was forced to under
go an operation in tiie Shelby hos
pital a short time ago. Her pass
ing was on her 31st birthday.
Mrs. Blanton was a fine Christian
character and- moved with her fam
ily from Grier, S. C„ to Shelby
about five years ago. Surviving are
her husband, one son and, one
daughter, two sisters and one bro
ther. She -was a member of the
First Baptist church here and the
tuneral was conducted this aftrf
noon at 3 o'clock by Revs. H. F.
Waldrop and Zeno Wall from the
residence. Interment was in Sunset
Former Fallston Man
Dies At Cherryville
A. A. Wilson, Age 54, Died At t'her
ryvilie. Reared In FaUston
A. A. Wilson, prominent f annex
of Cherry ville, died Friday at the
age of 54 years and was buried Sat
urday at Bethlehem church which
he helped built and in which he
served for a number of years as
Sunday school superintendent.
Mr. Wilson was born and reared
in the Fallstou community, son ot
Mr. and Mrs. F J. Wilson. H“
moved back to Cherryville a few
years ago and there was held in
high esteem. He was married to a
Miss Sprott of Cherryville who sur
vives with two children. Also sur
viving are his mother, Mrs. F. J.
Wilson and one brother, R. W. Wil
son, of Fallston, two sisters Mrs. I,.
B. Pence of Young Harris, Ga„ and
Miss Sallie Wilson of Fallston. A
large crowd attended the funeral j
services and a beautiful floral of
fering was in evidence \
Mrs. Peirce and daughter, Vir
ginia. arrived from Georgia for the
Peer Wins U. S. Stage Beauty
A dele Astaire (above), beautiful American actress and Internationally
known dancer, has confirmed the runtor that the la to wed Lord Char
les Cavendish (Inset), son of the Duke of Devonshire, Just as soon as '
the finishes her engagement In a New York musical comedy soon. The ■
nuptials probably will take place In January. Miss Astaire says she i
will abandon the footlights after her marriage.
Minister Wears Overalls, His
Congregations Wearing Cotton
Silk and satin have been discarded for cotton clothing
and overalls by a minister and several of his church congre
gations near the North and South Carolina line in Cleveland
Hamrick And Dover I
Head Two Mills Here
JTftek Dover Becomes President Of
Dover And Karl Hamrick
" -'Wk, ,1 i | g . | a griijjin f •* ^ t~
rTWroctu Of Ufl.
Two associates of the late John
R. Dover have succeeded him as
president of the Dover and Ora
mills. At a called meeting of the di
rectors of these two textile plants
a few days ago Jack Dover, who has
been superintendent of the Dover
mill, w as advanced to the position I
of president and manager, succeed-1
ing his father with whom he ha1- j
been working in the textile busi- j
ness for a number of years. _J
At the meeting of the directors!
of the Ora mill, Earl Hamrick who;
has been connected with this iflsti-j
tution as secretary-treasurer, was!
elected president and treasurer, sue-1
ceeding the late Mr. Dover with (
whom he has been associated since
the plant was stalled.
It Is understood that the meet
ing of the directors of the Eastside
mill have not as yet met to elect a
president of that mill to succeed
Mr. Dover, but a meeting will be
held this week.
oin Report Issued;
9,494,041 Bales Out
Prices Takes A 15 Point Dip. Gin
nings Slightly More Than
a Year Ago.
The government cotton gin re- j
port was issued at noon today,!
showing 9,494,041 bales of cotton
ginned in the belt prior to October
18, as compared with 9,252,011 bales
up to the same date a year ago. As
a result of the report, December!
cotton reacted 15 points but as The!
Star was going to press, It was hoia- j
ing rather strong.
Ginning figures by states were!
not available at noon today, buti
will be available for The Star's next j
issue. At that time the gin report,
for the county will likely be issued !
County gin reports were not given]
out by Mr. Miles H. Ware of Kings!
Mountain who gathers the figures!
until he is authorized to do so by t
the census bureau at Washington.
Light Court Here
For Monday Docket
The week-end In Shelby and over
Cleveland county was unusually
quiet with no serious automobile
accidents or other 'mishaps, accord
ing to officers.
A number of cases were tried In
recorder’s court this morning, but
the majority of the charges were
tor minor offenses such as in:bid
ing too freely and making too much
whoopee over Saturday and Sun
ana yneroKee counties.
At Camp Creek church, In Cleve
land county, yesterday Rev. J. j.
Boone, pastor of three churches
near the borderline of the two
States, appeared In his pulpit In
overalfaMUKt a majority of tha peo
The same policy Is to be filled at
three other churches In the section,
State Line, Chesnee and Arrowood
Rev. Mr. Boone ts pastor of two of
Hard times brought the change
in apparel. Rev. Mr. .Boone learned
It ts said, that many church mem
bers Were not attending at his three
churches* because they thought
their clothes were not good enougn
to wear. Realizing that it was a
hard year upon farmers, particular
ly In cotton section, he announced
that hereafter all members of his
congregations would be welcomed at
hla church In cotton clothing, and
that he himself would join In the
movement. Other pastors In that
section, It Is said, are cooperating
in the movement.
Hereafter those who desire to at
tend church In that, section are in
vited to attend in whatever cloth
ing they may have with "finery"
being prohibited. Tire wearing of
cotton clothing Is particularly
stressed with the idea of boosting
the consumption of cotton and thu.
increasing the price.
Mr. Self Building A
Brick Bungalow Here
Mr. Carlos Self, parcel port clerk
at the Shelby postoffiee is having a
five room brick bungalow erected
at the corner of Graham and Ware
street in the southwestern part of
the city. Cicero Lutz is doing the
brick work and David Webb the
Schools Open Again
After Cotton Picking
Five Consolidated Schools Resume Work To
day After Six Weeks Vacation In Cotton
Fields Of County.
A working vacation ended today for more than 2,000
Cleveland county school children as they returned to school
after a six weeks recess spent in helping to pick the big
Dr. W. F. Mitchell
Has Paralytic Stroke
At 5 o'clock this morning, Or.
W. F. Mitchell, prominent Shel
by physician, suffered a paraly
tic stroke at his home on Snath
Washington street where he has
been confined to his bed with
a heart trouble for the past sev
eral weeks. Dr. Tom B. Mitchell,
his son. stated this morning that
his father is in a state of coma.
This is his first stroke and his
son hopes that hit father will
come through, but his condi
tion is eery grace.
Mr. Daniel, Aged
AH Clttaen Of Mooresboro And
Confederate Veteran Burled In
R. J« Daniel, 91 year old Confed
erate veteran of Mooresboro, died
Friday afternoon at 4 o'clock and
was bulled Sunday at Spartanburg,
8. C.. where he was bom and rear
ed. Mr. Daniel was one of the old
est veterans erf the county and up
until a short time ago was active
and alert for a man of his age.
Mr. Daniel was first married in
Spartanburg county and two child
ren were born to this union, P. 8.
Daniel, now living in Chattanooga,
igSSftH* * tJ*ugh»f* wfe9 j*M» in
florida. His second marriage was to
Miss Dovie Logan, daughter of
John R. Logan and together they
lived on a large plantation at
Mooresboro. He was a pharmacist
In his younger life, having pursued
a course In medicine until he be
came sick with rheumatism which
forced him to abandon his medical
studies and enter pharmacy. Re
served faithfully in the war and at
the time of his death owned val
uable business property In Spartan
burg on the spot where he at one
time operated a drug store. .
Upon his second marriage to
Miss Dovie Logan he came to
Mooresboro to make his home and
there he lived for about thirty years.
The funeral was cnducled at 2
Sunday and Interment was at Spar
Boy Picks Record
Amount Of Cotton j
Grady Carpenter, 11, Picks Over
1000 Pounds In Less Than
Grady Carpenter, 11-year-old spn
of Gordon Carpenter, is out for the
cotton picking record for boys of
his age in Cleveland county.
Last week, from Tuesday morning
until Saturday noon, the 72-pound
stripling picked 1.002 pounds of cot
ton. That is better than 200 pounds
per day for four and one-hall days.
It is considered an unusually good
picking record because it is late In
the season and cotton this year is
light in weiRht.
Set Value Of Cotton At 8 Cents
In Plan To Lend Coin For Crops
Valuation Placed on Cotton Accept
ed As Guarantee May Boost
Washington, Oct. 26.—-TIU! gov
ernment last week placed an aver
age value of eight cents a pound or
cotton accepted as collateral for
crop loans to provide southern
farmers with additional money.
This action was taken by the ag
riculture department to encourage
holding the new harvest from al
ready glutted markets and to re
lease part of the crop mortgaged to
the government for the purchase cf
necessities and payment of taxes
ind other debts.
Millions o! dollars were loaned in
the south last spring to assist the
farmer In replanting his fields aft
?r the 1fl3n drought.
Nuw the farmer will be able to
| store the cotton for these loans
rather than sell his crop at current
prices to satisfy the government
advance. The present price ranges
between six and seven cents.
A general market price increase
as a result of this arrangement is
expected by George L. Hoffman,
chief of the farmers seed loan of
fice. He said he believed few farm
ers who have federal loans ’would
dispoce of their cotton under the
The south is harvesting the sec
ond largest cotton crop in history j
Besides the cotton which may he
stored as a result of the depart
ment's plan, the farm board and
southern bankers recently agreed to
finance the holding of 7,000,000
iCOXTtMtTKD AN PAOF WTOHT l
Cleveland county cotton crop.
During the six weeks the 2,00(1
children played an Important role
In picking around 30,000 bales of
The five long term rural school?
which went back to work today
were Fallston, Lattlmore, Waco,
Mooresboro, and No. 3
Seven other long term school?
and all the six months schools will
report tor duty Thursday morning
of this week. It will be the first
school day for the six month*
schools, but the seven others ara
opening again after being closed for
a month and a half during the cot
ton picking rush,
By opening Thursday the long
term schools will be able to round
out four months of work before the
Christmas holidays and the six
months schools will be able to gut
in two months.
The negro schools, • which also
closed some time ago to help with
the cotton picking after opening in
the summer, will not resume work
this week, and perhaps not until
Name New Officers
EnlhwlMtlc Meeting Of Order H«M
In Shelby Saturday
An enthusiastic meeting, embrac
ing business and pleasure, of the
Fifth district of the Junior Order
was held in Shelby Saturday after
noon ,AOd *t»eaii)ff with the Shelby
council, Ho. 436 as host. The meet
ing was attended by representative
delegations from Lincoln, Ruther
ford and Cleveland counties. H. L.
Toms, district deputy, of Shelby,
The district was reorganised with
(lie following new officers: D. S. B.
Bridges, Cliffslde. councillor; B. B.
Smart, Ellenboro, vice councillor;
George Dover, Shelby, secretary; G,
L. Jones, Ellenboro, assistant secre
tary; H. P. Sain, Mulls Grove, fi
nancial secretary: C. T. Goodman,
Bel wood, treasurer: W. R. Piercy,
Henrietta, conductor; D. F. Mill
wood, Caroleen, warden; C. L, Proc
tor, Forest City, inside sentinel: W.
A. Hull, Vale, outside sentinel: , W.
C. Cartee Shelby, chaplain.
After the business meeting there
was an instructive address by State
Vice Councillor Hamlin on the Jun
ior Older work and its benefits.
When the business session adjourn
ed the assemblage was served an
oyster stew at the South Shelby
Methodist church. Jn the evening
the visiting delegations and* the
public gathered at, the Central
school auditorium to see a moving
picture, put on by Mr. Snyder and
a representative of the orphans
home, showing the work there. Thn
picture was complimented for the
interesting method of showing the
training of the youngsters.
The next district meeting will be
held at Ellenboro.
Here This Saturday
Raleigh. Oct. 26.—Forty-six work
men’s compensation hearings have
been scheduled for this week for
Industrial Commissioner T. A. Wil
son in the piedmont, and mountain,
section of the State, followed by
one hearing in Charlotte the Mon
The hearings Include one case In
Roxboro, four in Reidsville, four In
Spray, one In Danbury, one in Yad
klnville, five in Dobson, two in
Sparta, seven in Bakersville. nine
in Asheville, two in Marion, four in
Rutherfordion. six hi Shelby, and
one hi Charlotte.
The hearing set for Charlotte
November 2 at 2:30 P. M. is that of
Ray L Benson vs. Nebei Knitting
Shelby hearings set for October
31 at 9 A. M. follow:
Miss Winnie Blanton vs, Shelby
Public Schools; John Henderson vs.:
Southern Cotton OH Co.: Jake
Ward vs. Cleveland Mill A- Power
Co,; Campbell McCarter vs Clin*
and Fall?; Forrest Walker vs. Sou
thern Cotton Oil Co.; T. C. Car
pen'»r vs. Lily Mill & Power Co