! 8 PAGES TODAY VOL. a AX V11. No. 134 MONDAY. NOV. 1981 Published Monday, Wednseduy and Friday Afternoons. Mr Mull, p«r jrtar, (la advanoei - 1 «rrt*r. oer v«*r (in . SHELBY. N. U, M.M Late News XHL MARKET Cotton, spots . .<jit to Cotton Sed, per ton .. . $t5.00 Fair And Warmer. Today's North Carolina Weather Report: Fair and sllghtlv warmer tonight and Tuesday. Widow To Senate? Cittle Roek, Ark.. Nov. As Ark ansas prepared last night to pay final tribute to Senator Thaddeus faraway, whose funeral was held today in Jonesboro, the opinion was advanced In many quarters here that his wife, Mrs. Mattie Caraway might be named to fill out his un expired term. Preredent for surh ac tlon on the part of the state Demo cratic central committee was estab lished in the cases of two Arkansas congressman. W. A. Oldfield and Otis Wingo, whose wives were se lected as their successors. J. Lane Putnam, Benefactor, Is Buried Sunday One Of Largest Crowds Ever Gath ered At Zoar, Pay Tribute To Charch and School friend. J. Lane Pumam. prominent churchman and benefactor to the cause of singing and education, was buried Sunday at Zoar Baptist church on the Southern edge of \ Shelby. The largest crowd ever to V gather at Zoar for a funeral, was there to pay tribute to him. Mr. Putnam died in the Shelby nospital Saturday morning at 3 o’clock following an illness of three months. He wat under treatment at :he hands of a specialist in Char lotte but when it was found that y his condition did not Improve, he , i preferred to be at home when the i end came, so he was removed to the Shelby hospital. Gives to Church and School Mr. Putnam was 70 years and nine months old. He was born and reared in the Zoar church com munity where he farmed. He was one of the most loyal members ' Zoar church ever had, serving a V^burch treasurer lor eight years 1 and as president at the mens Bible I class for many years. Ke was mar % ried to Miss Hattie Wilkins, a sis i ter of Ex-Sheriff D. D. and John | N Wilkins. Following her death eight I rears ago he established a fund of *1,000, the interest from which was 1 to be used in conducting a singing convention annually at Zoar church | He was a trustee of Boiling Spring i junior college and was the first to | contribut'd *1,000 to that institution Mr. Putnam was a quiet, generous t hearted man and always a friend t\ of church and school. \i Surviving are one daughter. Mrs Buren Yarboro and three grand children. He is the last of his fam ily. The funeral service was con ducted by Rev. John W Suttle. as sisted by Revs. Rush Padgett, Zend Wall and W. R. Jenkins, A' beauti ful floral offering and a mammoth crowd of sorrowing friends attested the high esteem in which he was held. |\ Two Blazes Here In Early Morning First At 2 O'clock At Colored Hall Following1 Big Dance. House Damaged. Shelby firemen had an acuve period during the early hours Sat £* urday morning, being called out 1\ twice between midnight, and day * break. The first call was to the colored Masonic hail, in the eastern sec tion of the City near the Seaboard tracks. About $400 damage was done, it was estimated, by the stubborn blaze which gave fire men a tough fight, A dance had been on earlier in the night in the \ hall and the exact cause of the * fire is not known. One belief is that a lighted cigarette may have been tossed into a corner and for * gotten and later developed into a \ , dangerous blaze after the dance was over and the building deserted. The second alarm was to the B F. Spangler residence on the old Kings Mountain road, the cal! com ing in Just before 6 o'clock. The fire started in the kitchen, and the damage, as estimated on the fire department chart, was $300. Bam And Stock At New House Burned The barn of Guy Grigg of the New House section was destroyed by fire Saturday night, together with V , two or *hree mules. two cows, a number of eahes, s quantity of f^ed -tuffs and cotton seed. The origin of the fire is unknown, neither was The Star able to find out whether Mr. Grigg carried any Insurance The fire .-made a big blaze whath .'ws seen Vcr miles around i > j County To Participate In A rmistice Program Charity Celebration At Fairground ' Much Interest In Kirst Big Armis tice Program Here In Years. Many Events Arranged, Everything is in readiness ior the : greatest Armistice Day celebration j held in Shelby in recent years when j gates-at the Cleveland County i’air j grounds open Wednesday morning j at 11:30 o clock. Tremenddus interest is lx-mg : shown throughout the county in ! the. program, the natural interest in ; the events and the celebration being augmented by the cause for which the money is being raised. Every cent taken in at the gate will go for relief of needy Cleveland coun ty people Low Admission. Announcement was made today by the American Legion committee in charge of the celebration that an admission charge of only 25 cents will admit everyone to the Fair ground.-.'There will be no parking charges, arrangements hating been made to park cars inside the grounds free of charge. Grandstand seats will cost ten cents. Fifty cents will be charged for box seats. Run Of Events. Pox hunters, rabbit chasers, m cycle rider.' Ford drivers, mule and horse riders, all are ready to go when tlve first event is begun at 2 o'clock. Boxers, all of whona are do nating their services, will perform after the races. The grand finale will be a street square dance in front of the Masonic temple begin ning at 9 o'clock. As art added attraction to fox hunters decision has been made to turn the fox loose after the fow chase around the track for a real chare. The fox will be turned loose near the ground and the nogs will be given an opportunity to show their stuff to those who follow the does across country. John Doggt v. Mike Borders and Ot bo Cline are to judge the horse, mule and pony races. Joe Blanton, Sheriff Allen and Joe Neisier will judge the dog racing. These and ether men will also handle the job i of deciding who wins, the bicycle and auto races. ■ Band Mib.* In addition to tb# -% •**. jro eram. which appea-* «■ in this issue, the Shec-;. t*en eehool band, under the direction of Prot. O. V. Lew s, will furnish music dur ing the afternoon. All in all, it is believed that the celebration will be one of the most successful ever staged in Shelby. I Practically all money to be given as j prizes has been donated by Shelby ! business men and as a result the j. entire gate receipts will be avail ! able for charity. Football Game. j Football will be an adaed at i traction at the Armistice day cele j- braMon Wednesday, it was announc | ed today. Junior teams representing Kings Mountain and Shelby will i clash in front of the county fair grounds about 3:30 o'clock. Both of these teams have played several games this year and a fast, snappy sc-ap is expected of these young ‘ Here. Legion Events The official program, announced today for the Armistice; day cele , brauoii at the - fairgrounds Wednes day, is given below. Events will foi | low each other in rapid sequence and there will be no lost time until | the program is completed All ! members of the legion from the whole county are asked to be at the fairgrounds at 11 o'clock to as* I sist the committee in handling the program. Gates will open at 11:30 and a hot plate lunch will be served by members of tlu legion auxiliary from 12:30 to 2 o'clock. Beginning promptly at 2 O'clock the program of sports events wil! i be as follows: Bicycle race for boy,- under 16 ! years of age. Fox fiound race Beagle race. Free for all dog race Small pony race. Large pony race. •Junior football game Shelby vs. Kings ^Mountain. Slow mule ract Fast mule race.. Free for all horst race Ford model T race, Boxing to .be Climaxed by battle royal. Beginning at 8 oclock Wednes day night a .--tret dance will be held in front of the Masonic temple on South Washington street. Blind Man Heavy Loser In Big Fire Fir* Thought To Have Bren Start ed By Small Children. 36 Bales Burned. First last Friday afternoon de stroyed 35 of the 52 bales of cotton I owned by W. I. Spurlln, a blind ' man of near Waco. Five outbuild ings were consumed by the flames, together with 1,800 bushels of cot ton seed. 85 bushels of wheat, 200 bushels of oats, two pigs and a great quantity of feedstuffs. There was no insurance. It is thought that the fire was started by very small children playing with matches in the yard, They had seen grown people burn off dead grass and it is thought this caused them to start a fire innocent of the dan gerous damage it caused. Seventeen bales of cotton were rolled to safety but 35 bales were a total loss, A city fire truck responded to a call for help and fought with chemical tranks as long as the chemical tanks ; held out. Mr. Putnam Back On Job After Opefation Rev. D. F. Putnam, -who has been a patient in Charlotte ior 25 days, returned Saturday after an oper ation performed over two weeks ago. He has been unable to fill his appointments for three weeks, but expects to enter upon his dutfes by next Sunday. Mr. Putnam is pastor of a number of Baptist churches hi the county and his many friends are glad to see him recover. Majority Of Business Houses Here To Close For Legion Armistice Day J Merchant.-, To Close Doors In Ob-! j servanoc Of Afternoon Charity Event. . Practically all of the Shelby business district will close shop Wednesday afternoon of this week. November 11, In observ I a nee of Armistice Day anil In order to boost the attendance at the big armistice program to be held during the afternoon at ! the county fairgrounds. on Highway 'JO. just east of Shelby. A closing agreement passed about j today by members of the American Legion Auxiliary was signed by a major percentage of the uptown merchants and business men. The program is being put on by the Warren Hoy lie Legion post and j Auxiliary, the proceed- going to I charity. Those signing the closing peti tion. saying that their places would close at noon, were: Basil Goode, Shelby Printing Co. T. W. Hamrick Co. Wright-Baker Co.. Paul Webb and Son, Shelby Hardware Co., E. |P McKinney, C. H. Swoftord. Pen ! der's No. 335, Carolina Store No. 22. i A A' P No, 504. Oscar Palmer, Kester Groome and Co.. Nash, Inc.. Suttle Drug Store, Rose's, Sterchi Bros., A. Pitt Beam, J. N. Dellinger, H. D. Jolley, Miller-Jone* Co, Piggly Wiggly, Campbell Dept, Store, John M. Best Furniture Co., Efivd's, M. A. McSwain <te Son, C. H. Shull & Son, Webb Bros., Montgomery Ward & Co., Jackson Cash Grocery, Cash Market, Wakefield Floral Shop. J. N. Dorsey, Cinderella Slipper Shop pe, Pendleton’s, Sloop's Pharmacy, George Alexander, Bee Hive. T, P. Eskridge, Pender's No. 237, Mrs, D. A. Whisonant. Quinn’s Drug store Sanitary Market, Goodwin Cash Grocery'. Shelby Tailor Shop, J. C. McNeely, A. V. Wray <St Six Sons, Cleveland Drug Co. Cohen Bros., Charles Store, F. W. Woolworth Co., Farmers Hardware. A. A* P. Tea Co.. J. C. Penney Co. and all the barber shops. The two local banks and the three building and loan associa tions will close on Wednesday in observance of Armistice day. Art elaborate celebration has been planned at the fair grounds by the American legion, the proceeds to go for the benefit of charity For ()liio (Jovcrnor David S.. Ingalls (above'. 32-year old Assistant Secretary of the NavyJ for Aeronautics. has announced he will be a candidate for Governor of Ohio in next year’s election. In rails was the only Navy Are during; the World war. and before his ap pointment to the assistant secre taryship hr was a member of the Ohio state legislature. Hatchell Appeals 5-Year Sentence Criminal Court Finished Saturday.; On Civil Calendar Today. Carl Hatchell. race track driver and a well known fig ure about Shelby, filed notice of appeal Saturday when given a sentence in superior court of from five to 10 years in the state prison by Judge Walter E. Moore. Hatchell was found guilty by a jury on three verdicts in connec tion with a store robbery staged here by three negroes and the dis posal of cigarettes stolen froth the store. After his attorneys, Clyde R. Hoey and B. T. Falls, filed notice I of wppealr bond was fixed at $5. 1000 and given. Hatchett's wife, a member of a prominent Chester. S. C. family, came here to be with him Saturday when he was con victed and sentenced. They had not been living together since Hatchell came to Shelby several years ago. On Death Suit. Holding court Saturday afternoon. Judge Moore wound up the crim inal docket for the term. Among the other sentences passed was a six-months road term given Maxie Yarbrough on a charge of assault with deadly weapon. The sentence was first, 12 months but later changed. The charge arose from the cutting of J, T. Dycus, another young man, while he and Yar brough and another were en route to Cherryville to see some girls. With the civil calendar up this morning the court was hearing evi dence in a case where >10,000 dam ages were sought in tfie death of George Bridges. The youngster seven years of age, was fa willy in jured at Bessemer City some years j ago when the car of his father, C A. Bridges, newspaper carrier, ran off the edge of the pavement, struck a place where the shouder of the road is alleged to have been washed away and turned over. Ths town of Bessemer City is the de fendant in the action. Set Achievement Day For 3rd Of December Home Demonstration Club Officials Fix Date For Their Annual Event. The annual Achievement Day program of the home demonstra tion clubs of Cleveland county trill be held on Thursday. December 3. j This was decided at a meeting of i the club officials of the comity at ; the office of Mrs. Irma Wallace. 1 home demonstration agent, Satur I day. The place of the program will j be announced later. The meeting was attended by j about 20 women, representing 10 of the county clubs. These officials al so decided that they would have a year book to show and outline their year's work. A revisal of the elub constitution was another business matter taken up. Veteran In Hospital. j Thos H, Abemethy, jr„ postal '■ I clerk at the Shelby hospital and ■ ! World war veteran, entered! the i naval hospital at Portsmouth, Vs. ! last week for an operation. He will, 'likely be there for 10 days or more. I To Judge Club Fair. Mrs. Irma P. Wallace, “Cleveland I county home demonstration agent, I will go to Columbus, Polk county, ■ Saturday, November 14. to judge j the 4-H club fair entries there Business Picks Up In City As Season Changes October Better Than Last Year line Merchant Old Thousand Dol lars More lliolnrss Thin Or totter. More Gain. A new spirit of optimism has been evident In Shelby business circles for several weeks and continues to hold forth. Tin basis for the optimism seems i to bo well founded. It Is better bust j ness and a steady 'pick-up ill gen- j era! trade field Hack i The continued warm weather ci the summer retarded the usual fail business considerably. With a late fall Season hundreds of people post poned their annual fall shopping ex cantons tor clothing and shoes, etc., until cooler weather. But October brought about a change. The first cool snap, which gave away later to more warm weather, brought good shopping crowds to Shelby. . f eels Better. The first of this month one Shel j by business man, a dealer in wear-' mg apparel for women, checked up on bis October business and com pared it with the business in Octo ber business lacked only a few dol ber business lacked anly a few dol lars of being *1,000 ahead of October j last year. He has the figures to ■ show; it is no mere estimate. And the same merchant believes that the remainder of this month and December will bring on even better business. He isn’t the only one who feels that way. Other merchants could notice business improvement last month and a continued gain this month. "We haven't had any j real fall and winter weather to j speak of yet." one said. "Just wait until cold weather hits us and set tles down for a week without warm ing up. You'll see more shoppers in the Shelby business section than at any time since last winter. The in dications are that the delayed win ter weather will be upon' us right away. The way In which Cleveland people are paying their taxes shows that they have money for neeessi- j ties. They have wisely cut out some of the non-essentials and luxuries! but they still have money for w hat j they need. You'll see them spend- j ing it at the proper time; buying] shoes, clothing and other things' when they know that winter is j here," Schools Help. I Another thing that has increased business recently was the reopening of the schools, which had closed six s eeks to pick cotton. Now that the children are back in school, after getting the cotton out, they’re need ing shoes and Clothing and other necessities, and they're buying. Shelby merchants anticipate a big j shopping day Saturday of this week I and the remaining Saturdays of the year. ‘ Business has been better .that is admitted; but business is consider ably better than it has been in re- ! cent months. John Bostic Dies In Los Angeles Native Of Shelby And Brother Of Hrs. Jndic Bostic Eskridge. Bury Today. A telegram received this morning by Mrs. Judie Bostic Eskridge an nounced the death yesterday in I os Angeles. California of John Bostic, her oldest living brother who passed away at age 75. He was born and reared in Shelby and op erated a tobacco factory and later a mercantile business here for a number of years. He had been aw<iy from Shelby about fifty years. Mr. Bostic will be buried today in Kansas City, Missouri, beside his wile who died some years ago. Older people of this section will remember him as the son of the lace Mr. and Mrs. Sam E Bostic. Beside his sister, Mrs. Judie Bostic Eskridge of Shelby he has one sis ter, Miss Attie Bostic and one brother Rev. Wade Bostic. both missionaries in China. A number of children survive him. Lovelace Goes With Palmer Funeral Grady Lovelace who has been in-i teresced with Roscoe Lutz and Ab! Jackson in operating Lutz and •lacksoh's funeral home, today be comes associated with Jack" Pal mers funeral home. Mr. Lovelace is a popular young man and an ef ficient funeral director. His many friends will be interested to know; of his new connection Refuse Apolog> !o Hoover William K. Gardiner deft), president and chairman of the board of the Navy Iseaguc. with Walter H. Hnwr, secretary of the organisation, conferring In Washington. U. t'.. regarding President Hoover’s demand for an apology bet arise Gardiner published a statement that tiro Chief Executive showed “abysmal ignorance” of Navy affairs. The Navy League board, by a vote of 7 to I, refused to apologise and upheld its pres.'dent. About50,000Bales If County Cotton Ginned Estimated That SO.tMK) Bales Had Bren Ginned To Nov. I. ('lots To 55.000 Now. t lev eland comity. with a re duced acreage, has already ginned more cotton this year than the county madr in the average year just a few years | back. So say cotton men who estimated today that the county had glr/ned close to 50,000 bales to the first of Nov ember. The next ginning: report, issued for the entire crop of the country today, covers ginning to the first of the month. The county ginning fig ures will be available later this week, and it is believed they: will be closer to 50.000 bales. Since IRth, The report up to the lirst of this month will include the ginning between the 17th of October and November 1. Up to November 18 Cleveland had ginned a little over 37.000 bales. In the two weeks per iod just previous to that time 20. 000 bales had been ginned. Ginners and cotton buyers say that around 12 or 13 thousand bales were gin ned between the 18th and first, which will bring the total to 50, 000 bales. A quantity of cotton has been ginned since the first. Although the report this week will cover the ginning only to November 1. it is thought that near 55,000 bale, have been ginned in the county. Nearly All Out. Around 85 percent of the entire crop has been picked, it is said, but only about 75 percent has been ginned, due to the fact that many farmers are not hauling their cot ton to the gin, preferring to keep it at home to await a better price. A big portion of the crop which has already been ginned is being held off the market with the hope of securing a better price. Crop Estimated Near 17 Million Bales This Year Price lakes a Dip, But At N'uon December Wa* 10 Points I'p Prom .Saturday. The government s estimate of the cotton crop this year was raised to 16.903,000 bales .according to fig ures issued at 11 o'clock today in Washington. This is 619,000 bale* j more than the last estimate of two! weeks ago when the government figured the crop would turn out tf. be 16,284,000 bales. It was expected in New York that, the crop would be estimated by the government at sixteen and a halt to sixteen and three-quarter million bales, so the actual figures were a surprise When trading was resumed, there was a drop of 25 points in cotton, bui this was soon overcome and at noon, December cotton was 10 points above Saturday's close. There had been ginned up tc November 1, 12,129.546 bales accord ing to gin figures issued at the time the estimate was made. Figures for Cleveland' county were not available today but will no doubt be given out for Wednesday's pa per. Mull To Speak At Jefferson Meeting A meeting of the Parent-Teach ers association of the Jefferson school tonight at 7 o’clock. O. M Mull will be the chief! •speaker and readings by Miss Ruth] Waldrop will be another feature of] the program. All parents of that] school section are urged ro attepd: the meeting. Two Killed In Highway Crash Near Newton; Young Catawha Man Held —— Charles tarter lleltl I-or Second Degree Murder As Car Kills Negro Women, i - Newton, Nov. 9 — Charles B. Car ter, 19-year-old scion of a promin ent Catawba county family, was ‘held in jail here last night under a charge of second degree murder as a result of the death of two negro women and serious injuries received by several other negroes when Carter’s car swerved from the highway. The accident occurred on No. 10 highway a short distance from Newton m the direction ot States ville at 6 O’clock Sunday evening Swerved Off Road. The Carter car is said to have swerved from the highway into a group of seven negroes walking along the road. Quilla Nac Smyer, negress was; instantly killed and Row Coulter, another negro wom an. died soon after the accident. A five-year-old son of the Coulter woman, whose name could not br learned, had his eyes put out and is not expected to live at a States ville hospital, Dempeev Carter, negro, is also at toe point of death in a Statesville hospital and little hope is held for his recovery. Sev eral of the other negroes sustained lesser injuries. Odell Hooper, a negro, who was riding with young Carter, was be ing held in jail as u material wit ness. Bond for Carter was set at $5,000. Had the car run off tire high wav on a 20-foot embankment near where the accident occurred, ;t would have crashed down upon the railway tracks below. Officers had not determined the cause of toe ac cident, but were conducting a searching investigation into the! tragic occurence. Young Carter is a son of Charles Carter, leading Catawba resident, a nephew of Rev. W. L. Sherrill of Charlotte, secretary of the Western North Carolina conference of the Methodist church, and a grandson of the late Henry W. Carter of Lmcolmon, representative in the United States congress from this district for 22 years. He was grad uated from Sherrill's Ford hign school last year and has been em ployed at a garage here Churches Here Turn Eyes Upon Important Meet Important Gatherings On This Week Baptist Convention At Winston Tuesday. Methodist Confer* enre At Asheville The eyes of Methodist and B&p •1st* In Cleveland county turn this week to the annual Western North Carolina conference at Asheville md to the Baptist state convention i( Winston-Salem. The Methodist conference will assign ministers to their charges for the year and there is always some suspense un til the appointments are read. There is little likelihood of more than one or two changes of Meth odist pastors in Cleveland county. Rev. L. B. Hayes, pastor of Cen tral church, will leave Tuesday for the conference. Central this year to paid up in full anil will make an excellent report to the conference. Other Central delegates are J. H. Orlgg, j. p. Roberts and C. A. Swofford. They will probably leave Wednesday. Mrs. George Hoyle, an official of tne Woman's Missionary society of tlx* conference, will like ly go to Asheville Thursday. Mr, George Hoyle, member of another conference committee, will also at tend as may Mrs. Clyde R Hoey, member of still another commit tee. Other Charges Other Metohdist pastors who will attend with delegates are Res. W K. Jenkins, of the LaFayett* Street ehqreh; Rev. R. L. Forbto, of th« Shelby circuit; Rev. K. E. Snow Belwood; Rev. J. M. Barber, Polk ville; and Rev. J. R. Church, King* Mountain. All these Methodist charges will make good reports foi the year considering generally- con ditions, the Belwood circuit wi£ make a very good report It is Bald It is no longer a set regulator in the Methodist conference ta move a pastor after he serves foui years on the same charge. The cus tom. however, is usually followed and it may mean that Rev R. L Forbis, who has been on the Shel by circuit four years, may be trans ferred to other work. Baptist Pastors Leave. Five hundred Baptist pastors art attending the pastors’ conferenc* being held this afternoon in Win* eton-Saiem preliminary to th* opening of the Buptist state con vention which begins its 151st an nual session there tomorrow The following pastors from Cleve land county left today for th* convention, Dr. Zeno Wall, Revu H. E. Waldrop, John W. Buttle, J L. Jenkins, W. A. Elam, b. h. Jes sup and D. G. Washburn. Mr Sut tie i.s a vice president of the con vention and other local ministers hold important committee appoint ments. It is very probable that » number of laymen will attend fron this county. The delegates are ex pected to return home soon aftej the convention adjourns on Thurs day. U. D. C. Flag Drive Big Success Here To Collect traits And Vegetable! Tuesday For Homes Of Vets And Widows. The flag drive conducted in stael by Saturday by the local XJ D. O wus very successful, officials of th* organization announced today Speaking for the organlzAtioi Mrs. Z. J. Thompson said that th« U. D. C, chapter here was vers grateful for the generous contribu tions made by Shelby people II was cheering to see, it was how many people still rememberec the boys in gray and desired to helj those of the remaining Confeder ate veterans wh oueed aid. Mor< flags could have been disposed of but as it was a nice sum was rea lised, and the money will be use« by the organization to provide ad ditional comforts for some of the veterans and widows in this sectioa and the remainder will go to th« homes for the old soldiers and theii widows If funds are sufficient some will be contributed to the Fort Fisher memorial, where the U. D. C. hopes to erect and unveil a monument next year. Canned Food. All members of the U. D. C. are urged to bring canned fruifc and vegetables to their meeting tier* Tuesday, the canned supplies to be forwarded to the state homes for the veterans and widows in order to provide a food supply for the winter.